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ITEMS OF INTEREST GATHERED DURING THE PAST WEEK. Mine Owners Are Preparing for the Winter's Work on Their Properties in Idaho, Montana and Oregon— Mine Operations of British Colum bia Are Brisk—Many Accidents and Personal Events. Butte, Mont.—The famous Minnie Healy mine, valued at $10,000,000, was closed Saturday by an injunction is sued from Judge Clancy's court. Near ly 1000 men are affected, 500 being di rectly thrown out of work. The fight over ownership of the mine is now in the hands of the supreme court. The alleged efforts to bribe Judge Harney with $250,000 by Amalgamated men was in the Healy controversy, lay ing the foundations for a series of bit ter contests between the Amalgamated and Heinze. The present action is based on an allegation that the Healy people are taking ore from thé ad joining property belonging to the Amalgamated. When Constable Fitzgibbon served injunction papers upon Mr. Heinze, the latter slapped the officer and threw the papers at him, and then attempted to strike again, but interference on the part of others averted serious trouBTe. The injunction proceedings followed a suit instituted by the Amalgamated against Mr. Heinze for $5,000,000 worth of ore alleged to have been stolen by Mr. Heinze. British Columbia Mines. Fourteen miners were killed at the Carbonado mines near Morrissey re cently as a result of an explosion ot' coal gas. The disaster occurred in No. 1 mine, 10 miles west of Fernie. The work of rescue was kept up all afternoon and all the bodies have been recovered. John P. Redding, manager of the Five Metals mine on Kootenay lake, says that all three tunnels are in ore and a blind ledge over five feet wide was struck in the deep tunnel. The company has started to break 3000 tons of ore in order to have it on hand in the spring when the company puts in the 50 ton lead furnace. Rossland. —The ore shipments for the week show a marked increase to the rate of 1000 tons a day. One of the features of the week is the letting of the contract for the hauling of 45 tons of concentrates from the Velvet Portland mine to the railway. Phoenix News. The management of the Montreal & Boston Consolidated, operating in Phoenix camp, has decided to install the large air compressor for the Brook lyn and the Stemwinder mines. Work on the tramway of the Raw hide is being pushed as fast as possi ble, the new spur and ore bins being practically ready for business. The Dominion Copper company is shipping ore from the Brooklyn and Stemwinder dumps to the Trail smel ters. About 120 men are now employed at the Brooklyn, Stemwinder and Raw hide mines. Owing to the failure of the water supply, the force of men at the Em ma mine are laid off. Granby smelter last week treated 11,500 tons of ore, or a total of 512,331 tons this year. Boundary Falls smel ter treated 1830 tons, or a total of 16,430 since starting. Mining Notes. Wallace, Idaho.—W. A. Clark, Jr., of Butte, Mont., spent several days here last week in company with a mining expert, investigating the hold ings of his father. Moscow, Idaho.—G. A. Rubedew and E. Desvoigne have returned from Pierce City, where they have mining interests, and report much activity in the camp. They report that on the Wild Rose the cyanide plant is being worked successfully. The big tunnel is in about 300 feet, with 150 feet yet to run. Baker City, Ore.—Albert Geiser has taken an option and lease on the Dell group near Sparta, and will put men to work this week. Wardner, Idaho.—Blake brothers are just completing a large shipment of high grade ore from their property on Big Creek. The ore runs high in silver. Sumpter, Ore.—Mike Lynch, an old time mining man of the Sumpter dis trict, died recently of liver complaint. He located several important mining properties, among them the Ibex. He was unmarried and 65 years old. Isaac Newland Smith died suddenly at his home at Mount Idaho, Idaho, re cently. He was born in Glasgow, Ky., August 4, 1853. In 1877 he came to Idaho, where he engaged in mining. He was a pioneer of Atlanta and Hail ey, Idaho; Creede and Cripple Creek, Col.; Granite, Mont., and later joined the early stampede to Buffalo Hump. Butte, Mont.—The Original mine, owned by Senator W. A. Clark, was closed last week following the discov ery of a few cracks in the hoisting engine. It probably will take two or three days to put in the necessary re pairs. Manager Gillie of the Parrot Mining company, of the Amalgamated, an nounces that the Parrot mine would close down for a peroid of three weeks, during which time 200 feet of the shaft will be retimbered. Lewiston, Idaho.—Mining men re taining from Roosevelt, Thunder Mountain, report that the Sunnyside has nearly completed the installation of the new 40 stamp mill, and that it will be operating about December 1. The mine is working between 65 and 80 men, part of them in the mine. The tramway is finished. At the Dewey the 10 stamp mill con tiuues to pound away, and about 15 men are employed. The H. Y. S.'s new sawmill is employing a good crew. The Copper Mountain and the Werdenholt properties are also working. The entire camp is active, and the prospects are bright for a good winter season. The camp is well provisioned and many miners will remain during the winter. Wardner, Idaho.—At the Bunker Hill & Sullivan concentrator a number of improvements are now under way. An addition to the ore bins is being made to hold the crude ore, and several hun dred feet of track have been laid, so that the cars can be loaded direct from the bins. A small compressor was recently in stalled to assist the large one. It is operated by electricity. The mine is better than ever in its history. Tremendous bodies of high class ore have been uncovered in the lower tunnel, which insures the profit ableness of the mine for years to come. Northport, Wash.—L. L. Tower, a surveyor of Northport, is building a 10 stamp mill on the Wilcox property, near Nelson, B. C. The mill is one that formerly did service on Lemon creek. The ledge in the Tarbox mine near Saltese, Mont., has been crosscut 18 feet in the east drift of the 400 foot level and the hanging wall has not been reached. The ore is concentrat ing grade, better than heretofore. Wilbur, Wash.— H. M. Hansen has a fine sample of lead and silver ore on display at his office. The rock, he says, runs from $50 to $300 per ton in these metals, according to assays that have been made from specimens. The property is located on the soutn half of the Colville reservation. Herman Bellinger of Spokane, one of the owners of the Crofton smelter, is in Salt Lake, where he is managing the work of enlarging and improving the smelter of the Yampa Mining & Smelting company. He states that the Crofton plant will be fired up again about the first of the year. It has been closed down several months. While learning to smoke, Fred W. Bradley, one of the largest mine oper ators in the United States, was badly injured recently by an explosion of gas in San Francisco. The pumps at the Quilp, at Repub lic, Wash., have been operated the past week in unwatering the mine. J. J. Moon, a miner of Wallace, Ida., was brought to Spokane last week to be operated upon for bladder trouble. 8pokane Retail Markets. Vegetables—Potatoes, l%c lb; tur nips, 3@4c bunch; rutabagas, 3c lb; dry onions, 4@5c lb; cabbage, 3@4c lb; celery, 2 bunches 5c; parsley, 3@ 5c bunch; cucumbers, 5@10c each; green onions, 10 @ 15c doz; new beets, 3 bunches 10c; watercress, 5c bunch; fresh carrots, 2 bunches 5c; mint, 5c bunch; tomatoes, 5@6c lb; parsnips, 2 bunches 5c; cantaloups, 8@10c each; cauliflower, 10@15c bunch; green pep pers, 18@25c lb; squash, 5@10c eacn; each; summer squash, 5@10c each; egg plant, 10@15c each; sweet pota toes, 4@5c lb. Poultry—Dressed chickens, young chickens, 18c lb; hens, 18c lb; old roos ters, 14@ 16c lb; spring ducks, 18c lb; goslings, 18c lb; spring chickens, 20c lb. Dairy Products—Butter, best cream ery, 30@35c lb; common creamery, 20 @25c lb; best country, 20c lb; com mon country, 12%@15c lb; imported Swiss cheese, 40c lb; American Swiss cheese, 25c lb; cream brick cheese, 18@25c lb; New York cheese, 20c lb; Wisconsin cheese, 15c lb. Flour—Eastern fancy patents, $1.65 @1.75 sack; local patents, $1.30 sack; standard, $1.20 sack; lowest, $1.10 sk; Washington wheat, $firstname.lastname@example.org bbl; buckwheat, 40@50c 10 lb sack. Grain and Feed—Timothy, 85@90c cwt; alfalfa, 85@90c cwt; oats, $1.40 cwt; grain hay, 85@90c cwt; bran, 85 @90c cwt; bran and shorts, 95c@$1 cwt; shorts, $1.25 cwt; wheat, $1.40 cwt; chopped barley, $email@example.com cwt; oil meal, 2%c lb; seed oats, $1.50 cwt; Seed—Red clover, $17 cwt; alsike clover, $16 cwt; alfalfa, $18 cwt; tim othy, $6 cwt; best redtop, $12 cwt; Kentucky bluegrass, $15 cwt; orchard grass, $15 cwt; brome grass, $9 cwt; rye, $2.25 cwt. City hay market—Loose timothy hay $14 ton; oat bay, $13; wheat hay, $14. Wholesale Produce Prices. New potatoes, $1.20 cwt; peaches, 50@75c box; toihatoes, 40@50c box; onions, $1.75 cwt; cabbage, $2 cwt; ap ples, 50@75c box; plums, 60@60c per crate; peppers, 60c box; pears, $1@ 1.50 box; crabapples, $1 box; Concords 30@35c basket; Tokay, $1.40 crate; Muscats, $1.25 crate; Hubbard squash, $1 dozen. Wholesale Feed Prices. Bran, $19 ton; bran and shorts, $20 ton; oats, $1.35 cwt; wheat, $1.45 cwt; chopped corn, $1.60 cwt; whole corn, $1.50 cwt; timothy hay, $18 ton; al falfa hay, $13. Prices Paid to Producers. Vegetables and Fruits—Root vege tables, 75c cwt; potatoes, 80c cwt; ap ples, 50@60c box; pears, 75c@$l box; onions, $1.50 cwt; cabbage, $1.35 cwt Poultry and Eggs—Chickens, roost ers, 13c lb; hens, 12@ 13c live wtight; young chickens, $3@4 dozen; geese and ducks, 11c lb; eggs, $7@8 case. Live Stock—Steers, $firstname.lastname@example.org cwt; wethers, $2.50 cwt; hogs, $5.25 cwt; veal, $5@7 cwt. a a mtaiiflo BnBtHPM STATUE OF FREDERICK THE GREAT UNVEILED SATURDAY. The American People the Recipient of a Beautiful Bronze Statue—Cere mony at National Capital Was Mark ed by Great Military and Official Dis play—Roosevelt Makes Address. Washington, D. C.—Hailed by a mili tary blare of 20 trumpets, the bronze statue of Frederick the Great, present ed to the American people by Emperor William, was unveiled Saturday after noon by the Baroness Speck von Stern berg. wife of the German ambassador. The ceremony was marked by great niilitary and official display. The statue was presented on behalf of the emperor by his personal envoy, the German ambassador, who made a brief address. The president made the chief address of the day and accepted the gift of the American people. Remarks were made by Lieutenant General Chaffee, chief of staff; Major General Gillespie of the general staff, master of ceremonies; Lieutenant General Loew enfeld, one of the special commis sioners sent to the unveiling by the emperor, and Charlemagne Tower, the American ambassador to Germany. Distinguished Gathering. Seldom has the national capital wit nessed a more brilliant and distinguish ed assemblage than was gathered on the grand esplanade of the army war college around the pedestal of the statue. Immediately back of the stat ue on the president's stand, which was completely covered in red, white and blue bunting, sat the president and his cabinet, the German ambassador and the Baroness Speck von Sternberg; Lieutenant General von Loewenteld and Major Count von Schmettew, the emperor's special commissioners to the unveiling, and the entire diplomatic corps, all in full uniform. On the stands to the right and left pf the stat ue were officers of the army and navy in full dress uniform, the members of the supreme court, members of con gress and other invited guests. Di rectly in front of the pedestal of the statue were grouped members of Ger man societies from various parts of the country. Within the gates of the army war college, along the line of march to the esplanade, were stationed the troops in attendance. The official program began with the invocation by the Right Rev. Dr. Sat terlee, the bishop of Washington. WORLD'S FAIR BUILDING BURNS. Missouri Loses Handsome Structure and Exhibits. St. Louis.—The Missouri state build ing was destroyed by fire Saturday night, resulting from the explosion of a hot water heater in the basement. Instantly the flames shot up through the rotunda and the north wing and cupola were a solid mass of flames within 10 minutes after the explosion. The principal loss is in the contents of the building. The building cost $145,000, and in the building were $75, 000 worth of furnishings, the most val uable of which were portraits of for mer Missouri governors and supreme judges. These can not be replaced. M. T. Davis, president of the world's fair commission, was in the building when the explosion occurred. He said: "The building as it"stood, with all the furnishings, cost in the neighbor hood of $225,000. There w'as not a dollar of insurance. If we had endeav ored to sell the building we could prob ably have realized more than $5,000." Mrs. Belle Hall Small of Sedalia, Mo., one of the state hostesses, rushed into her apartments in the building to secure some valuables. A fireman fol lowed her into the smoke and found her lying on the floor overcome. Plac ing a wet handkerchief over her face, he carried her into the open air, where she revived. FIXES THE ASPHYXIATED. Combination of Peroxide of Hydrogen and Pulp. A new treatment recently advanced by a Frnech physician in cases where persons have been overcome by gas was tried on a patient at the central emergency hospital at San Francisco Sunday, and it was surprisingly suc cessful. It consisted in introducing peroxide of hydrogen into the system by means of a stomach pump, the idea being to inject oxygen into the blood, in order that the effects of the carbon monoxide might be counteracted. The treatment will bring instant results. The patient was Edward Tracey, who was unconscious when taken in, and had been so for hours. He soon regained his senses and will recover. Buy Chicago City Railway. Thirty-six million dollars is to be paid for the Chicago City railroad, by a syndicate headed by Marshall Field, F. A. Valentine and John J. Mitchell of Chicago, and J. P. Morgan, Thomas Ryan and their associates of New York city. Mr. Morgan's Wall street firm and one other trust company not yet named will underwrite the deal. "There goes a man with a very in teresting history," said the clerk in the book store. "You don't say so? How do you know?" "I just sold it to him." —Philadel phia Press. PORTRAITS OF ANCESTORS Where Many of the Picturea Conte From. "Some enterprising and aspiring peo ple in this city recently had a splendid opportunity to add to their family por trait gallery," said an artist of local renown to a Washington Star writer. "There was a sale of the effects of a portrait painter and it included scores of portraits in oil of men and women with distinguished looking features. A great many people wondered what value such portraits could have to peo ple who had no personal interest in them and who did not even know who they were. "But they had a value that was known to some of the wiser ones. They were bought up at cheap prices and al ready adorn the home of some of our citizens who were a nttle shy on fam ily portraits. A dozen or so portraits In oil of distinguished looking men and women do not go begging when their value In adding to the social standing of people is considered. "I once heard of a funny instance of a family that had a liberal display of family portraits. A friend of mine was visiting their home and glancing around the room he spied a portrait that he had had painted of himself, but which he had declined to accept be cause It failed to portray his likeness well enough for his most Intimate friend to recognize it "Whom does that portrait repre sent?" he asked his friend. " 'Well, you see,' he replied, 'mir family portraits are so old that I can not now tell who they all are. 'They have been in the family a long time, you know. But they are all numbered and noted on a list that Is filed away somewhere. That, I think, however, Is a picture of my great-great-grandfath er on my mother's side of the family. The picture was painted when he was 40 years of age by a celebrated art ist- r—" By that time the guest was so great ly interested In another portrait that he heard no more. Later he learned that the rejected portrait of himself and many more of the same kind had been bought up by his host to do duty as family portraits at his home. EL6 Family history Is recorded on the clothes line. There isn't enough frilling on facts for women in a love affair. The trouble with a fat woman is ehe Is it In every direction. A married man Is all sympathy when he goes to a friend's wedding. A man Is brave when he will admit he is afraid to argue with his wife. Either a man supports his wife's family or they support him, nowadays. Being in public life consists chiefly in being a target for everybody to shoot at. The older a joke is the younger is the fellow who gets it off for some thing new. Good poetry is something about whose meaning everybody makes a different guess. People don't have to know very much to get nlong if they only won't talk their Ignorance. After a man has run for office, being mangled by an express traiu does not seem at all brutal to him. When a man squeezes a girl's hand under the table he should be careful it Is not some other girl's. Generally a woman is built to her own satisfaction when she has no no tions about wearing common sense clothes. After a man has worked hard to make some money he can work twice as hard to keep people from getting it away from him. The meanest thing a relative can do to a woman is to die and put her in mourning right after she has bought a lot of new clothes. Some people are so mean about money matters they would rather spend more defending law suits to make them pay their bills than It would take to pay them. For a Remote Future. Mr. Green looked with a calm but not unkindly gaze at the simple-mind ed young man from Vermont who as pired to be his son-in-law. "What preparations have you made for the future?" he asked, gravely. "You know how my daughter bas been brought up." "Yes, sir," said the young man, with equal gravity, "but up in our little town there's not so much difference be tween the Orthodox and the Metho dists as there is in some places, and I'd be willing to go to the Orthodox Church If 'twould make any differ ence. I'm not what you'd call narrow, sir." _ Ducks Reftise to Swim. Local naturalists are puzzled be cause none of the twenty-four ducks at Brandywine Park, Del., will go Into the water. They merely dip their bills in the water and then huddle together along the shore. Education in Japan and Russia. Japan has in school one In every nine of her pupils of school age; Rus sia has one in every forty. Some brands of fertilizer are guaran teed to raise the mortgage. > /f AJhBD m - Jb. Two-Row Corn Cutter. A subscriber of Iowa Homestead sends that journal a sketch of a con venient two-row corn cutter. He says: "I think It pulls easier than a sled cutter. I used this home-made corn cutter one season and it works to per fection. I use a 4x4 for an axle, and bolt a 2x4 to this axle two and one half to three feet apart, and let It run out twelve inches on the rear side. Board this over for a platform. For runners at the front end I took run ners from an old Keystone planter and fastened them from the bottom A B-V â coax CCTTEK. so as to have them run about six or seven Inches from the rows of corn. For knives, I took two blades off an old stalk cutter. The platform may be either nailed or bolted down. The wheels are old planter wheels. On the table 1 have a buck fastened to the platform so one can sit or lean upon it when tired. Below this I had a pall large enough to hold a ball of binder twine. As soon as I have an armful of corn It is compressed with the de vice shown and tied ready for putting in the shock." Knowledge Increases Crops. During the past twenty-five years the Increase in the yield of grain crops In Denmark per acre has been over 11 per cent for barley, 17 per cent for oats, 25 per cent for wheat. Potatoes have Increased 50 per cent in yield per acre. Danish authorities credit the in crease largely to government instruc tions and teaching in the best meth ods of agriculture. The Hungarian government also Is coming to the front in its encouragement of agriculture. The state institutions Include a great academy for the higher branches of agriculture, four farm colleges, twen ty-one village farm schools, and win ter schools for farmers, a great agri cultural museum and eighty model farms. Twenty-five state orchards have been established, and during the past three years 878,000 grafted stocks and over two million seedlings have been distributed. Hungarian agriculture has grown at a surprising rate, the export of poultry and eggs having increased 80 per cent in live years, and dairy products having gnlned at an even larger rate. Make the Cowe Comfortable. Most farmers think they know how to care for thPir cows without the ad vice of anyone, and the majority of them do give them food and shelter, but there are many more little com forts which cost but a trifle, but which go far toward Increasing the value of the milk production. Sunshine, what little there is in winter, Is as welcome to animals as to the human family, and the man who will contrive to give bis cows all the sunshine possible will have better-natured cows and more milk. Then see to It that all cracks and crevices through which drafts of air can come are closed. It is not meant that ventilation be dispensed with by any means, but simply that drafts are shut out Make the beds heavy with straw and keep the stalls clean; then with a well-ventilated and sunny stable and something to chew on between regular meals, the cow will be happy and comfortable, and will surely repay you by a fuller milk paiL Kugtlih Farmers Quit Grain RaUlnai. The area devoted to the wheat crop in Great Britain has decreased about thirteen per cent as compared with last year. The barley crop also shows a decrease in acreage. A part of the land withdrawn from wheat and bar ley has been devoted to the oat crop, but the total acreage of all three crops Is the lowest recorded since the official returns were first issued thirty-six years ago, and Is 111 acres less than last year's total. Some of the land withdrawn from the grain crops has been devoted to specialties, such as fruits, flowers and vegetables, while other areas have been turned into parks, pasturage and mowing. Feeding Condiments. If there is any value in feeding red pepper to fowls it is mainly in fur nishing a seasoning to the food which might otherwise be flat; and in this way stimulating the appetite. Chopped onions will have the same effect and are certainly better for the fowls than too much pepper. The red pepper, In moderate quantities, is good for the moulting hens, acting as a stimulant and strengthening their rather deplet ed vitality, but the pepper should not be made a regular part of the ration. It is not only unnecessary when the ration consists of good grains in vari ety, but is actually harmful If much of it is fed. Shocking Corn. One of the great objections farmers have to harvesting corn fodder is that the grain is seriously damaged by the operation. In fact, they say oftentimes it will not germinate, and is always more or less chaffy, light in weight, and otherwise not equal to corn per mitted to remain in the field, or until after several frosts, A casual exam ination of the way the shocks are made on many farms would convince one that complaints made about get ting an inferior grain might be expect ed, for the shock will not turn water, will not let water that happens to get in to the shock out quickly, and is, in tact, so much on the ground that it is practically wet all the time. It is not a difficult task so to handle both fod der and corn ns to have a fine forage from the fodder and still secure the grain that is In every way equal to standing grain. The corn crop is often cut too green. Frequently the stalk becomes brown, the blades turning yellow and the ear still soft and full of sap. In such in stances the cutting should be slow, putting up quarter and half shocks over the entire area, giving the inside center of the shock an opportunity to dry, then later finish the shock. Where the corn binder is used the harvesting should be such as to save the fodder with as little damage to the corn as possible. This requires judgment Then in shocking set four bundles in the four corners made by the horse, tie them tightly near the top, remove horse and place a bundle on each of the four sides in the center. This leaves a corner between the four bun dles so located that It may be made to contain two bundles each. When the center bundles are placed around the first four eight bundles are up and the shock is one-half finished. Fill ing between with two bundles makes the shock, which contains sixteen bun dles. The shock is small, well bal anced, and when drawn well together near the top It Is tied twice. The bun dles In such a shock may be set well apart at the bottom, permitting good ventilation. The binder cuts such a low stub that the ear in the shock la high from the ground. In cutting by hand the careless shocker usually cuts high stubs, then he throws the fodder together. The high cutting causes the ear on the stalk to be near the ground or more probably on the ground, caus ing serious damage to the grain. Corn fodder should be cut as low as possi ble, that the grain may stand a good distance from the ground while in the shock.— W. B. Anderson, in Indianap olis News. Device for Holding Hogs. FOR HOLDING HOGS. The illustration is self-explaining, and one can readily see how It is con structed and used. Farm Notes. Note the changes which you intend ed to make for next winter. Have all live stock ready for market before you market it The appearance of things about the bouse is the first that attracts atten tion, good or bad. Prepare to winter the young stock well. Don't be afraid. People will need beef next year the same as this. See that all necessary repairs are made, not only upon the home build ings, but upon the outbuildings also. Winter is coming. If those March and April pigs had clover and peas to run through the summer they are now just about ready for a corn diet. A cheery, comfortable family room and plenty of good things to read robs winter of about all of its terrors, ce ments family ties and lays a founda tion for pleasant memories in after life. The ^Department of Agriculture an nounces its intention to go into the stock-raising business, using an appro priation of $26,000 made by the last Congress. Special attention is to be given to horses, of cavalry and car riage types, for which purpose the ex periment farm at Fort Collins, Col., is to be used. Poultry Pickings. One breed is enough for the farmer. Keep the fowls clean and their bouses clean. Roup is produced by a bad cold being neglected. If eggs for batching are desired, nss 2-year-old hens. Granulated is the form in which to supply bone to poultry. To make poultry business • success It must have attention. All perches should be on the same level, none higher than the others. It is very essential that the poultry house should be well ventilated. Whole wheat is an excellent food for the hens, but should not be used exclusively. Bone meal contains lime and also animal matter which is of value. The use of food is to sustain life and maintain warmth and good condi tion of body.