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SHORT DISPATCHES FROM ALL ' PARTS OF THE GLOBE. , - t,» ,—1 • A Review of Happenings in Both Eastern and.Western Hemispheres During the Past Week—National, c historical, Political and Personal Events. James A. Dale, who killed Joseph Selle at Carmi. B. C., last October, has been convicted at Greenwood of mur der and sentenced to be hanged July 18. Brigadier General Henry S. Terrill, U. S. A., retired, died suddenly of heart disease at New York recently. R. A. Hutchinson of Altoona, Fa., was elected secretary of the hoard of foreign missions by the general as sembly of United Presbyterians. Arguments in the Eddy suit have been completed and the presiding judge has ordered that all citations and affidavits in the case be filed this week. He will render his decision later. The statement that Queen Victoria has discontinued nursing her baby is incorrect. The queen and the prince are doing well. As the result of a collision between a heavy touring car and the engine of the Santa Fe limited at U>s Angeles Walter Foster of Minneapolis, a guest of the Alexandria, is dead. The splendid equestrian monument to General John B. Gordon was un veiled at Atlanta, Ga., recently. Isabelle May Dkyer killed her div orced husband at Terra Haute, Ind., last Saturday. John R. Lit tip of Arkansas is slow ly sinking into death. Cleveland, Ohio—John D. Rocke feller and Mayor Tom Johnson have made returns on their taxable prop erty. Rockefeller places a valuation of only $4600 on his while the may or thinks his is worth $18,020. The threatened beer famine in San Francisco, as the result of the strike of 700 brewery workers a week ago, has been averted by the action of the striking brewery employes in reach ing a compromise with their employ ers. Following close upon the announce ment by the union machinists that they would strike June 3, the employ ers are discharging hundreds of ma chinists from various shops in Cleve land. Ohio. The union men retaliated by calling out men at two of the larg est shops. The action of th$; employ ers has precipitated a crisis and about 3700 men are out. The betrothal is announced of Princess Louise, daughter of the count ess of Paris, and Prince Cuarles of Bourbon, widower of the Infanta Mer cedes, sister of King Alfonso. The wed ding will probably take place in Eng land in November. King Alfonso will attend. Memphis, Tenn.—A. B. Garretson of Grand Rapids, Mich., who filled out the unexpired term' of E. E. Clark, was elected grand chief of the Order of Railway Conductors. Boston was sel ected as the next convention city. Ethel Barrymore is seriously ill at Chicago. Keith McMorran, formerly of Butte, continues to be the sensation of the water front in Tacoma. Continued and persistent reports are circulated that the boy was shot while swimming in the water and was not drowned as at first reported. FIRE ROUTED HON. DUNSMUIR. Lieutenant Governor of British Colum bia Has Narrow Escape. Vancouver, B. C., May 27.—While returning from Gardner inlet after a month's hunting trip, Hon. James Duusmuir, lieutenant governor of British Columbia, Major Audain, his son-in-law, three guests and a crew of 13 had a narrow escape when the Thistle, Dunsmuir's $50,000 yacht, was burned to the water's edge in Queen Charlotte sound. Mr. Duusmuir and others on board were forced to take to boats and in 15 minutes after the alarm of fire was given the Thistle was burned to the water's edge, a loss of over $50,000, with no insurance. The cause of the fire is a mystery, but 500 gallons of gasoline were stored in the hold, which exploded. ALLEGED BRIBES TO BAIL. Millionaires and Multimillionaires Ap peared in Court. San Francisco—Millionaires and multimillionaires, presidents and vice presidents and leser officials of great corporations thronged Judge Coffey's courtroom recently with their at torneys and attendants, whence they had been summoned to give bail in excess of half a million dollars to in sure their personal liberty pending their trials on felony indictments re turned against them recently by the Oliver grand jury. Dick's County Is for Taft. Akron, Ohio—The republican exe cutive committee of Smith county. Senator Dick's home, has passed reso lutions declaring that "in William H. Taft is to be found the best represen tative of Roosevelt's policy and prin ciples among all the candidates for president, and we do heartily indorse William H. Taft for\ the republican nomination in 1908." ^ Joe the of the off dal and is to the ry the 36 the of ed in to 1 in in SPORTING SNAP SHOTS. Jimmy Britt has signed up to fight Joe Gans September 9 at Colma, be fore ,1. Coffroth's club. The weight will be 133 ringside. In the first six games Overall, of the Chicago Cubs, pitched this sea son, his opponents made an average of only five hits. Clarence Beaumont, a Pittsburg dis card, has made 32 hits in 25 games for the Boston Nationals. Since the postponement of the Burns-Squires fight from Decoration Day to the Fourth of July, there are rumors that the fight may never come off in California. The O'Brien scan dal is the cause of the trouble. Tt is ascertained that the projected track and field meet between Harvard and Yalp and Oxford and Cambridge is off for the present year, Oxford and Cambridge' having definitely decided that they are unable to send a team to America. The "find of the season" is what the Seattle sporting writers call Har ry Rush, the ex-Spokane High School boy, who was with the Spokanes last season and was sold to Dugdale when the latter was in Spokane this spring. On the half-mile track of the Spo kane Interstate fairgrounds beginning Thursday, Decoration Day, was held Spokane's first automobile race meet. Playing almost perfect golf for the 36 holes, J. L. Llppy of Seattle won the championship of the northVest from James Gillison in the final con test at Spqkane. In the final round for the women's championship Mrs. I. W. Anderson of Spokane won from Miss Mabel Welch of Spokane, five up and four to play. Never in the history of Pacific coast baseball was there such a game play ed as took place between Tacoma and Aberdeen teams last week and which was won in the last half of the 17th inning, with one man down. The next tournament of the Pacific Northwest Golf association will be held at, Tacoma in 1908. Butte has been elected to membership in the as sociation, which is now made up of clubs from Spokane, Butte, Seattle, Tacoma, Portland, Port Townsend and Victoria, B. C. C. C. Holzel, Spokane, president of the P. N. A., is on his way east to as sume his duties as one of the commit tee in charge of the A. A. U. cham pionships at Jamestown. Mr. Holzel was appointed on the executive early in the year, and he is now wanted to help in the arrangements. 1 Plans have been drafted for a ; race track and fair grounds at Ellensburg. Gleason, who is playing second base for the Philies, has passed his 21st year in major league baseball and still they call him "Kid." Best Records for a Mile. Automobile—1 mile in 28 1-5 sec onds. Railroad train—(New York Central! 1 mile in 30 seconds. Bicycle—(Charles Murphy) 1 mile in 1 minute. Bicycle at long distance— (Guig nard) 59 miles an hour. Running horse—(Harrow) 1 mile in 1:35 2-5. Trotting horse—(Lou Dillon) 1 mile in 1:58L>. Pacing horse—(Dan Patch) 1 mile in 1:58. Runner—(W. G. George) 1 mile in 4:12%. Skating—(J. Nüssen) 1 mile in 2:36. Walking—(W. Perkins) 1 mile in 6:23. Swimming—(R. Carriff) 1 mile in 21:11 2-5. STANDING OF THE CLUBS. Northwestern League. P. C. Seattle .. .. ........ .. -- .658 Aberdeen...... .. .. -......614 Tacoma .......... -- -- .613 Spokane .. .. ...........500 Butte.......... .........433 Vancouver ... 143 National League. P. C Chicago................ .789 New York...........- .. -- .789 Pittsburg -- ............ .607 Philadelphia .. ........ -- -- .600 Boston .. __ .. .. __ .......406 Cincinnati .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .344 St. Louis ....... __ .....262 Brooklyn........ .. __ .. .219 American League. P. C. Chicago .. __ .. .. .. __ .706 Cleveland...............- .647 Detroit .. __ __ __ __ .. .600 New York .. __ .. __ __ __ __ __ .500 Philadelphia .. .. .. .. .. __ .. .437 St. Louis -- -- .. ...........400 Boston .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. __ .344 Washington...............344 Pacific Coast. P. C. Los Angeles .. .. .. .. .. .714 San Francisco .. .. .. .. __ __ .565 Oakland -- .. .. .. __ .. .47S Portland __ __ .. __ __ .277 Trolley League. P. C. Rosalia...... 500 Moscow.................. .500 Colfax ........ 500 Palouse . ................ .500 City League. P. C Fairbanks-Morse __ .. __ .. ,S33 Bradley Engineers...... .667 Powell-Sanders.......... __ .500 Cubs.................. .500 Varney Mfg. Co....... 333 l T nion Iron Works ........ .000 Workmen Burn in Boston. Boston—Three workmen lost their lives in a fire which broke out along the waterfront in East Boston in the box factory of S. T. Lebaron on Bor der street. The loss is $50,000. A in a of to by & at a at or NORTHWEST STATES WASHINGTON, IDAHO, OREGON AND MONTANA NEWS. A Few Interesting Items Gathered From Our Exchanges of the Sur rounding Country—Numerous Acci dents and Personal Events Take Place—Crop Outlook Is Good. WASHINGTON NOTES. The bridge over the main Kettle river at First street, Grand Forks, B. C., was destroyed recently by log jam. Under new regulations for the Cadets in the United Stales military academy annual physical examinations will be held. Eastman, Ga.—Miss Sallie Feeney, a widow charged with the murder of W. P. Hargill, was found guilty. The jury making a plea for mercy. Evansville, Ind.—The streetcar strike, which has been on in this city for 10 days, has been settled. St. Petersburg.—The lower house of parliament has appropriated $8,750, 000 for a famine relief fund. John Bell, the Brooklyn trolley car conductor accused of the murder of Dr. Charles W. Townsend, a prominent physician of Staten Island, who had at tended Bell's wife in childbirth, in which she died, was convicted of mur der in the first degree and sentenced to be electrocuted on July 1. Five workmen were killed recently by an explosion of amonia in Armour & Co.'s packing plant at Chicago. The national conference of Dunkards at Los Angeles has passed a resolu tion condemning the wearing of neck ties. Walter O'Neill, 11 year old son of a prominent resident of Superior, Wis., was found dead recently in a boxcar at that place. Theodore Tilton, the American edit or and author, who has been ill in Paris for several days past of pneu monia, is dead. No actor's name will be among those inscribed in the hall of fame at New York university this week. Binghamton, N. Y.—James O'Con nell, president of the International Association of Machinists, has called out the entire force of union ma chinists upon the Erie railroad, about 3000 men. The Columbia river is now 30 feet above low water mark. Captain H. L. Bennett of Spokane was elected colonel of the Uniform Rank of the Knights of Pythias, re cently held in Tacoma. In a drunken fight on the Nisqually reservation, about four miles from Roy, Ed Jackson was clubbed to death by Paul Leschi. It is understood steel has been or dered by the O. R. & N. to lay 115 miles of its Washington division with 75-pound rails before July 1. it also intended to reballast this section of the road this season and place it in the best of condition. The Edwall horse show which was held last week was a great success. The wheat crop at Quincy is looking fine. Pullman is to have a connection be tween the Oregon Railroad & Naviga tion and Northern Pacific railroads. Fred H. Gaston, city editor of the Spokesman-Review, has been selected by the board of managers of the Spo kane 150,000 club as secretary of the club, to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Ren H. Rice, the new chief of police. What is rated as the largest audito rium in Spokane was opened to the public Sunday. It is declared to be the finest Methodist church on the Pa cific coast. W. H. Fouts is credited with being the oldest school teacher in the state. He resides at Bellingham, is 87 years of age and recently took the state ex amination for teachers, receiving a certificate. Chesaw was visited by a $12,000 fire recently. The ministers of Everett are making a warm fighl against the gambling fra ternity. The bodies of Miss Edith Vogt, Jo seph F. Goshorn and Glen Jaquith, the three college students who were drowned in Lake Washington Sun day, were recovered. The grain bag shortage promises to be a serious menace to the grain grow ers this fall. The ferry across the Columbia at Trinidad was swept down the river recently. The Cheney Commercial club is ar ranging to take a census of that place. Wilbur Wiggins of Colton, who was accidentally shot in the hand a short time ago, is dead from lockjaw. Spokane retail grocers and meat dealers will hereafter close at 8 p. m. Saturday evenings. Veterans of the Civil war and their decendants and of the Spanish-Amer ican war at Spokane have organized a regiment of the Union Veteran's union. Two hundred shingle mills in Sno homish, Skagit and Whatcom counties are shut down and remain closed until July 10. All brands of flour manufactured in this state jumped up 25 cents a bar rel. IDAHO NEWS. At the closing session of the Idaho Federation of Women's clubs at Coeur d'Alene the following officers were elected for the ensuing year: Presi dent, Mrs. Isabelle W. Gyde, Wallace; first vice president, Mrs. J. L. Me the of in to to Clear, Coeur d'Alene; second vice president, Mrs. J. B. Anderson, Lewis ton; third vice president, Mrs. D. D. Drennan, Rathdrum; secretary, Miss Pearl Wickersham, Wallace; treas urer, Miss Evelyn Butler, Lewiston. A stranger was instantly killed in the Northern Pacific yards at Coeur d'Alene recently. The town of Harrison will be in darkness for some time as the result of the burning of the plant of the Har rison Box & Lumber company. The plant, which was valued at about $50, 000, was a total loss. The amount of insurance is not known. Henry Vecans, a man who several months ago threatened to blow up the Commercial Trust company's building in Lewiston because its officials had refused to loan him money and who afterward stated that he would kill Attorney John O. Bender for appear ing against him in court, has been captured by the police, after he had escaped from the insane asylum at Orofino. Upon recommendation of Senator Heyburn, Hamilton Wright has been appointed as special agent for the in terior department. He is now in the land office at Blackfoot, and was for merely in the interior department. Senator Heyburn has apparently en tirely recovered from the illness which prostrated him for many weeks. Restaurant men and hotelkeepers of Lewiston have decided to follow the example set by Wallace and other Idaho towns in raising the price of "grub." It is said that the saloon men are to hoist the price of booze at Ward ner. Moscow expects to prepare a splen did celebration for the Fourth. Moscow public schools are at an end for this term. A large, woolly, green worm, crawl ing over the shoulder of the little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. B. Hen drick of Grangeville, caused her to go into convulsions which ultimately re sulted in her death. MONTANA ITEMS. The school year is nearly finished. David Barton, a miner at Red Lodge recently struck Mat Hill, a ranch hand with his fist, knocking him down. Hill's skull was fractured and his nose brok en. He died shortly afterward. Bar ton is in jail and will have to answer to the charge of murder. Arthur Wood and Everett Hall were asphyxiated near Lewistown recently while sleeping in a room where there was a gasoline engine which leaked. Wood was dead when found and Hall was unconscious, but will recover. Rose Rago, whose husband tends the postoffice substation in South Butte, was shot Saturday night by holdup men in the store while hold ing her hands in the air because her husband disregarded the command of hands up and doged in an attempt to get his gun. The bullet hit Mrs. Rago in the abdomen, inflicting a serious wound. A Forrest was covered by guns in the hands of robbers not far from the scene of the other holdup. The robbers took $25 from him. Billings—One man is dead and two others were wounded in a shooting affray at Laurel in a cafe. The man who w f as killed is Perry Walt, who was shot twice, the shots being fired by Charley Wright, the proprietor of the place. Dave Riley was right in the road of the bullets and was seri ously injured, while Dan Jones had one finger sot off by a bullet from the weapon of the restaurant man The Montana Record Jamestown contest closed, with a total of 2,346, 221 votes. The winners are: Eliza beth Broderson of Helena, Adeline Reidington of Helena, Mayme Walsh of Helena, Agnes O'Boyle of Anaconda, Eva Facolie of White Sulphur Springs, Hattie Lyon of Bozeman, Ethel Brown ing of Big Timber, Myrtle Vance of Billings, Lillian Wade of Boulder, Rena Scharf of Townsend. These girls will be given a free trip to the Jamestown fair. One of Butte's old-time citizens joined the silent, majority when Adolph Keppner died last week at the family home, 960 West Broadway. His illness was brief and his death a sur prise and shock to his friends. OREGON SQUIBS. Jerome Dorris, convicted at Enter prise of manslaughter, has been sen tenced to serve 10 years in prison and to pay a fine of $1000 and the costs of the trial, which amount to about $2000. He has appealed to the su preme court. Governor Chamberlain in the Solo mon Miller case, granted the extra dition papers asked for and the de fendant will be taken back to New York City to answer to the charge of grand larceny. The Blue Mountain sawmill, located about 12 miles east of Weston, has been started up with a force of 30 men. This mill has a daily capacity of 30,000 feet. William Bhlos, of Roseberg, who murdered his eabinmate last July and hid the body, has confessed and it is said will plead guilty. He expects to receive a life sentence. Over 200 Austrians have been en gaged at Portland by the government agent there to work on the Tieton ir rigation project. John Prior, a well known character at Prineville, was burned to death in his home recently. The sum of $1500 has been raised in the vicinity of Wasco, the county seat of Sherman country, for the pur pose of bringing a Los Angeles rain maker to that place for the experi ment, No money is to be paid over dnless the rainmaker causes six in ches of rain to fall within a radius of 60 miles of the location of the tower between May 25 and July 25, 1907. TIGER KILLED CHILD ESCAPED IN CIRCUS AT TWIN FALLS, IDAHO. Brave Spectator, J. J. Bell, Empties His Revolver on Beast Before It Succombed—Panic Occurred—Par ents and Children Crazed With Fright—Caged Animals Ferocious. Twin Falls, Idaho, May 26.—A tiger escaped from the menagerie of tlie Sells-Floto circus here killed a liitle girl and a Shetland pony and was finally dispatched by a brave spectator armed with a 32-caliber re volver. The tiger broke down the door of his cage by beating it with his paws. He first sprang upon a pony. A keeper drove him off with an iron bar. The beast attacked a second and a third pony and when driven away by the keeper leaped into the crowd. The guns kept for emergencies like this were too far away to be available. A panic followed. Women grasped their children and dragged them from the path of the maddened animal. The screams of the frightened spec tators mingled with the trumpeting of the elephants and the cries of the excited animals in the cages. Through the crowd the tiger rushed toward tne main entrance. Mrs. S. E. Rosell and her 4 year old daughter Ruth could not get out of the way and were knocked down. Holding the mother with his paws the tiger sank its teeth in the neck cf the child, who died two hours later. J. W. Bell, a blacksmit, was stand ing with his wife and children near Mrs. Rosell. Thrusting his family aside, Bell drew his revolver and opened fire at a distance of three feet. When the first bullet struck the ani mal in the shoulder he winced, growled angrily and dashed his tail against the wall of spectators. The second shot caused him to release Mrs. Rosell and at the third he took to flight. Bell followed and sent three more bullets into the beast as it ran outside the tent. In the open air it crawled seme distance; then in a final rally i darted back toward the crowd. Bell had reloaded his weapon and was ready to renew the combat, but the tiger was mortally wounded. He reeled over on the ground and, snarl ing and biting, died. SPOKANE Wholesale Produce Prices. Vegetables—Asparagus, 6@7c; cab bage, California, $3.25 cwt; arti chokes, $email@example.com doz; green onions, 25@35c doz bunches; Bermuda onions, $2.50 crate; horseradish, 10@ 12%c lb; spinach, $1 box; turnips, 40 @50c doz bunches; hothouse lettuce, 25c; tomatoes, $5 crate; rhubarb, $1.25 crate; cauliflower, $2.50 doz; cucum bers, $2.50 doz; potatoes, $1.75 cwt; California squash, $2.25; peas, 12V£c lb; radishes, 30@35c doz; strawber ries, $5@6 crate; parsley, 40@50c doz; California string beans, 18c lb; California wax beans, 18c lb; green gooseberries, $2.50 crate; pineapples, $3@4 doz; hotbed lettuce, 12!£c lb. Apples—Cooking, $firstname.lastname@example.org box; Yel low Newtowns, $2.50 box. Butter and Eggs—Local eggs, case, $6; best creamery butter, 27c lb; Co lumbia creamery butter, 26c lb; cheese, twins, 17c lb; Wisconsin loaf Swiss, 18c lb; limburger bricks, 18c lb; cream brick, 20c lb; Wisconsin twins, 18c lb; Tillamook, 17c. Honey—In comb, $3.50; strained honey, 91^c lb. Sugar—$6.40 per 100 lbs; beet, $6.25. Coffee—Common package goods, $17.40 per 100 lbs. Seed—Red clover, $16; Kentucky bluegrass, $17@18 cwt; timothy, $6@ 6.50 % cwt; white clover, $16.50@1S cwt. Prices Paid to Producers. Live stock—Steers, $4.50@5 cwt, cows, $email@example.com cwt; sheep, $firstname.lastname@example.org cwt; hogs, $email@example.com cwt; mutton, 8c lb; veal, $4@6 cwt; veal, fancy small. No. 1, 7@Sc lb; fancy large, 5@6c lb; pork, SV^#9c lb. Poultry and Eggs—Live hens, 13c lb; live spring chickens, 15@16c; live roosters, 10c; dressed hens, 15c; ducks, live, 14c; dressed, 16c; tur keys, live, 18c; dressed, 20c; fresh ranch eggs, $firstname.lastname@example.org case. Hides—Green, 7c lb; salted, lc high er- dry hides, 16@17c; calfskins, green, 8@9c; cows, 6c; kip, 8c lb; sheepskins, 50c@$1.25. Creamery produce, f. o. b Spokane— First grade creamery butter fat, 25Mie. Feed—Timothy hay, $20@21 ton; al falfa hay, $16 ton; whole barley, 95c ©$1.05 cwt; wheat, $email@example.com cwt. Vegetables—Potatoes, $1.25 cwt. Northwestern Wheat Prices. Tacoma, Wash.—Bluestem, 87c; club, S5c; red, 82c. Portland, Ore.—Bluestem, 88@89c; club, S5@S6c; valley, 85c; red, 83@ 84c. Washington State Press Association. The next meeting of the Washing ton State Editorial association will be held in Everett next July, the 25th, 26th and 27th, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. A fine program has been arranged and the side lines provided for by the Everett people are said to be numerous and of the most pleasant nature. A large attendance is prom ised. MINES AND MINING. That the mining temple to be erected in Denver by the national min ing congress shall be a magnificent building, to cost a million dollars, has been practically decided by the execu tive committee of the congress. The committee issued the formal call for ihe next meeting of the congress at .'fiylin, Mo., November li lo 16 The present subjects which it is hop"d to agitate are *he drafting of laws for the prevention of accidents in mines, the establishment of uniform laws in ail states to cstabUsh side l*n : 'oca tion of claims and the abolition cf the apex rights and general revision of the mining laws throughout the country so that they may be uniform in all states. In the Coeur d'Alenes. The United States Silver-Lead com pany has been incorporated at Wallace by Missoula men. A strike of galena ore is reported from the North Bunker Hill mine, near Wardner. Nathan Wittner of Wallace is or ganizing a company to take over and develop a group of six claims near Mullan. A rich surface strike is reported to have been made on the Blue Bell, one of the Rhode Island group of claims. The East Hercules Mining company will soon let a contract for a 70-foot extension of its 130 foot tunnel. The Morning mine at Mullan, one of the properties of the Federal Mining & Smelting company, ranks as one of the biggest producers of the Coeur d'Alene district. The mine was pur chased from T. L. Greenough and Peter Larsen less than two years ago, and prior to its sale paid its former owners profits approximating $2.000. 000. Larson and Greenough received $3,000,000 cash for the property. W. A. Nicholls of Spokane has bond ed the properties of the Father Lode Mining company, limited, for the sum of $60,000 and the first payment of $10,000 has been made. Eastern Oregon Mines. The Buffalo Monitor mine, near Sumpter, will begin shiping ore from the 300-foot level before the middle of June. The new stamp mill for the Present Need mine is now en route from Baker City to that property and should be working within 40 days. H. E. Currey of Baker City and A. Murray of Unity have purchased the Trail Creek placers from W. J. Pat terson of Baker City and will at once begin operations on a large scale. Mining Notes. The Illinois Steel company, employ ing more than 7000 men, supporting 20,000 persons and operating a plant valued at between $30,000,000 and $40, 000,000 may abandon South Chicago and become absorbed in the mammoth steel plant in progress of construc tion at Gary, Ind. It was admitted by a representative of the company that no further exten sions are contemplated at the South Chicago mills and that ultimate abandonment of the local site is prob able. The Gary mills, ' when completed, will be the largest steel center in the world, and the home of the United States Steel corporation. After a closedown of 10 days, the smelting plant of the United States Smelting & Mining company at Bing ham Junction, Utah, will reopen. The company has reached an agreement with the 1100 men who have been on strike. Upon being assured of a new scale of wages that would be generally satisfactory, the men voted to return to work. No word in connection with the closing of the deal for the control of the Alameda stock by H. F. Sam uels of Wallace from Mayo, Sachs & Co. of Butte has been received as yet. A nine-foot ledge of gold-bearing quartz, which runs more than $12 a ton, has been cut at a depth of 30 feet on a group of claims on Chelan butte, which were recently located by High Rooney and H. C. Dennis of Cripple Creek, Col., who went to Chelan, Wash., as soon as the first strike was made. The Porthill Copper Mining com pany, which is developing a group of claims, near Porthill, Idaho, has let a contract for a 200-foot extension of the 300-foot tunnel on the property. Gold and silver bearing quartz has been found in a 165 foot well in the town of Waverly, Wash. State Land Agent Henry Neill and H. M. Collins of Helena have made the announcement that they had se cured the control of the Monitor mine, just across the Idaho line from Saltese, Mont. The mine is a pro ducer of high-grade coppo" and gold ore. Rossland, B. C.—William Yolen Williams, who has been appointed superintendent kr the California Min ing company, is arranging for be ginning work on the Giant and Calif ornia claims of the company. Blizzard in South Dakota. Sturgis, S. D.—After three days and nights of steady rain it started to snow Saturday afternoon, culminating in a blizard. The storm is the worst since 1883, the time'of the big flood. In the Black Hills country all streams are bankful. Bridges have gone out and roads are impassable. Forest Guards in Northwest. Newton Wilcox has been appointed forest guard on the Washington (east) national forest. R. L. Hale and James Albee have been appointed guards on the Saw tooth and Priest River national re serves in Idaho.