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NEWS Of «TOD
SHBRTBJSPATCIIE&.F8flM ALL
" : PASTS Of THE GLOBE.
A Review- of- Happenings in Both
pastern and -yye.starn-. Hamispberps
During the Past Week—National,
mg
Historical,
Events.
Political and Personal
A dispatch from Tula again reports
Count Tolstoi as being seriously ill.
The New York longshoremen .have
returned to work and 20.000 strikers
ackncwietie- defeat after a hard Tight.
Thomas Dobson, a wealthy citizen
of Portland, Ore., died recently in
Alameda, Cal. Ha was ;a native jpfj
England, 63 years old.
Dos Angeles, Cal.—William LeBar
rçn Jenny, a veteran of the civil war,
a prominent architect ■'land engineer,
recently died at the home of his son.
Catania, SiciTÿ:— After-Tr-period of
quietude-a somewhat violent eruption
of Stromboli occurred recently, and
terrifieîr the countrywide. No diihmge
was reported.
Chared-Witlnassaijltiiy; and robbing
Mrs. Sallie Gibbons of Colunih'ia, S. C.,
of $61,000,. Rufus Williams has con
fessed the crime in' the county jail
at San. Antonio, Texas.
Miss, Alice Bell was shot and fa
tally wounded in San Francisco by
Roy Huff, a jeweler, who then blew
out his brains. Jealousy is given as
the causé of the tragedy.
The,federal grand jury at. Pierre, S.
D., indicted on 95 counts Charles C.
'King, Tonner president of the First
National bank of Scotland, S. D
ciiargüngliTm with embezzlement. -
'"''The State bank of Bingham I-*ke,
Minn., was 'robbed recently of $1500
•1n cash. Later two men, heavily
armed, were arrested. They gave the
names of George Chester and W. R
White. Later $800 of the stolen
money was recovered.
In the capitalization of new national
hanks founded during the time between
March 14 and May 31 Washington
leads the Pacific northwest, with Idaho
second, Oregon third. With the ex
ception of California, Washington
leads all of the Pacific states.
With the purchase of the Everett
street railway from the Hill interests
by Stone & Webster, the Boston capi
talists, owners now of every electric
traction line on Puget sound, the way
is made easy for the completion of
the through ün» .f.çoiu . jk;attlo to Van
vonver, and work will be started at
several pdiffts this season.
District Judge Gheeley iWhitoford of
Denver has awarded Mrs. Rosa Hill,
wife of Frank W. Hill, damages in
the sum of $25,00(1 against Mrs. Anna
Bent, - wife of Edwin Bent, a banker
of Ouray, Col., for alienation of the
affections of her husband. All parties
concerned are prominent socially.
Colonel S. H. Wreford, a prominent
business man of Brownsville, was shot
and killed recently as the result, of a
circular he issued in which he bitter
ly denounced Captain William Kelley
because of Kelley's testimony before
(lie senate committee, which is investi
gating the Brownsville affair in Wash
ington. Jesse Thorman, a stepson of
Captain Kelley, is charged with the
killing.
Raising the point before Judge
Whitson in the federal court that the
reclamation service has not the right
to condemn for its use property ob
tained under the homestead act. At
torney H. ,1. Snively seeks to prevent
the government from taking Chris
Hansen's land, valued at. $20,000. The
issue is one that will be common to
a number of cases now awaiting trial.
Judge Whitson lias taken the matter
under advisement, intimating, h
ever, that he favors the position of
Mr. Snively.
Three survivors of the Steptoe and
Wright campaigns against the confed
erated hostile Indians of the Inlan
Empire in 185S went over the extend
ed Steptoe battlefield at Rosalia, Whit
man county, recently, and explained to
nearly 60 visitors from Spokane and
many citizens of Rosalia the scenes
and stirring events in that disastrous
fight. These survivors were: Thomas
J. Beall, Michael J. Kenny and J.
Rohn.
WASHINGTON NOTES.
At Medical Lake A. B. Taylor, 85
years of age, died recently after
brief illness.
Frank Dean of the Spokane City lea
gue lias been appointed umpire in the
Trolley league to fill the vacancy caus
ed by the resignation of George Ferris.
In an opinion to the governor the at
torney general decides that the act of
the last legislature authorizing the
appointment of women as notaries of
public is not unconstitutional.
The application of H. O. Shuey
Seattle and associates to organize the
Citizens' National bank of Seattle, em
ploying a capital of $200,000, has been
approved by the comptroller of the
currency. ,
J. R. Rupley, county commissioner
from the Second district and a promt
nent citizen of Pullman, is lying
home with a broken leg, a dislocated
hip and other serious injuries, the re
salt of a runaway.
Senator Morgan's Funeral.
Selma, Ala., June 1G.—The funeral
of the late Senator John T. Morgan
took place here today. Thousands
were present.
»Qj^jndtee''buYciWu. are lark
shliilrfr fo that of Mrs. \V<
no longer an American citizen.
She voluntarily relinquished her
rights as a native born Californian
recently to become as much as possi
le. an all-around Chinese, like her
husband. The records of the local
ing in cases
ong Sun Yue.
She will be subject to the laws of
China when she chooses to visit that
country and when she comes home she
iyill he subject to the regulations of
the* immigration and restriction laws.
Mrs. Yue, who renounces her citizen
ship to become a Chinese merchant,
said: "As a Chinese merchant many
paths are open to me which have been
closed before. I have become a mem
ber Of the tailoring firm called the
Quong Yuen. It's the dragon for me
instead of the Stars and Stripes."
„ MRS. WDNG YUE CHINESE.
tn ■ _
Sister of Mrs. Howard Gould Gives
Up All Rights.
Mrs. Wong Sun Yue of San Fran-1
cisco, sister of Mrs. Howard Gould, is
A
SPORTING NOTES.
Here is a new baseball expression
from Brooklyn: Why, he couldn't hit
bunch of raindrops with an umbrella.
Oscar Graham has lost most of his
games after leading in the fifth inning.
accused of being careless at the
ohfi 'of a game.
Griffith changed his pitchers in 15
of the first 26 games in which his
team engaged.
President Comisky of the White Sox
lias faith in right-hand batters. He
sqys they hit harder and send in more
runs..
Steinfeldt, who was second in the
National batting averages last season,
has crept, into the fourth place after
poor start.
Unglaub's Boston hoys are avoiding
the error column by being short-sight
ed. If a few releases are handed out
they will open their eyes.
Five times up and five hits. This
s the way that Wagner is connecting
just now.
The Cleveland fans think Lajoie's
Naps are doing a good deal too much
sacrificing. They claim that many
runs have been lost by the big hitters
failing to line the hall out.
The National league is at last out
of debt. It took over eight years
with 5 per cent of the state receipts
to pay tip for reducing the league from
12 to 8 clubs.
The Weiser baseball club, a mem
ber of the Idaho State league, has de
veloped a phenomenal pitcher. He
pitched 57 innings without a run being
made off his delivery. The world's
record is 54 innings. His name is
Walter Johnson and he is a native of
California. He is 19 years of age and
is tall and strong as an ox. He has
arms that for length would put Fitz
simmons to the bush.
On a soft, track at The Meadows re
cently Barney Oldfield drove an ex
hibition two miles to demonstrate to
press representatives that the track
could lie negotiated under the minute.
He made the second mile in 57% sec
mds, cliping 14 seconds off the north
west record, and the two miles in 1:56,
nother record.
Beckenham, England.—In the semi
finals for the Kent lawn tennis cham
pionship recently May Sutton of Cal
ifornia heat Mrs. Lowther 5-—7, 6—4,
In the finals Miss Sutton heat
Miss Eastlake Smith 6—1, 6—0. Miss
Sutton will meet Mrs. Lambert Charn
iers for the championship tomorrow.
Vancouver players are sore over
his
ed
lias
as
lie announcement from Vancouver
liât Con Struthers has been signed |
manage the team in place of Charlie
McIntyre.
According to a New York dispatch.
Muggsv McGram will give up baseball
t the end of the season.
Chicago—Chief of Police Shlppy
says that lie would not permit horse
racing in Chicago. Recently it was an
nounced that racing would be reestab
lished on three tracks here, giving al
ogether about three months continu
ous racing. Shippy declares that
none of the tracks will be reopened.
Ralupli Frary, a member of the 1904
Spokane team in the I 1 . N. L., has
icon signed by President AV. H. Lu
>as for his umpire staff to succeed
■Red" Ehret, who was released Satur
day ui gilt.
The Northwestern league pennant
race appears to have settled down,
for tile present at least, into a three
cornered fight for second place be
tween Spokane, Tacoma and Seattle.
This week Spokane meets the leaders
Aberdeen, on the home grounds, while
Tacoma gets the tallenders. Vancou
ver, at Tacoma. Seattle and Butte
are billed to clash in the Montana city.
The league standing is: ,
P. C
Aberdeen .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .739
Tacoma .. .. .. .. .. .. .549
Seattle .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .540
Spokane .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .532
Butte .. -- .. .. -- .. .. .. .4
Vancouver .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .15'.
FEDERAL JOBS IN NORTHWEST
Changes in Postoffice and Other
Big Departments.
C. M. Denniston has been appointed
a guard in the Washington national
forest, Yakima section.
Carrie L. Stanyer has been named
as postmistress at Henderson, Mis
soula county, Mont. Joseph Johnson
has been appointed postmaster at
Farmington, Teton county, Montana,
vice C. C. Davidson, resigned.
Fred Shirley of Spokane, J. E.
Morelock of Seattle, L. R. Foley of
Wenatchee, Julius Ambrosch of Spo
kane, W. E. De Lanee of Auburn, C.
E. A'inton of Spokane, Harper Pullman
of Piatt, P. enge of Dayton have been
appointed railway mail clerks.
NORTHWEST STATES
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WASHINGTON, IDAHO, GHEGON
AND MONTANA NEWS.
A Few Interesting Items Gathered
From Our Exchanges ef the Sur
rounding Country—Numerous Acci
dents and Personal Events Take
Place—Crop Outlook Is Good.
WASHINGTON NOTES.
Howard M. Holman died Sunday at
his home near Dayton.
Tacoma saloon men lose their case.
Judge Snell says the Sunday law is
constitutional.
William Schwartz, a tailor who open
ed a shop five months ago in Cheney,
lias disappeared.
At North Yakima the other night an
incendiary attempt to start what might
have proved a disastrous fire.
All saloon doors, front and rear, in
Palouse City, were tightly closed Sun
day, the first time for five years.
Chester Thompson of Tacoma was
removed to the insane ward in the
Walla Walla penitentiary this week.
Plans have been perfected by the
Yakima Commercial club to entertain
Secretary James Garfield during his
stay in the city July 8 and 9.
The explosion of a defective gas
lamp at Spokane severely burned the
face of A. Kaselein, a butcher, and
caused the loss of his eyesight.
The comptroller of the currency has
issued a certificate authorizing the
Pioneer National hank of Ritzville,
capitalized at $75,000, to commence
business.
"Yakima Fruit day," which is to he
featured as one of the attractions of
state fair week, has been set at Mon
day, September 23, the opening day of
the fair.
The case of the state versus Sam
uel Pflugratli, wherein the defendant
and 10 others are charged with the
crime of libel, received a verdict of
"not guilty."
The loss sustained from the fire
which occurred recently in Palouse,
as estimated by the owners of the
property destroy, will total $17,918,
with $9118 insurance.
The comptroller of the currency has
approved the conversion of the Pend
d'Oreille Valley State hank of New
port into the First National bank of
Newport with $25,000 capital.
The steamer Enterprise, which plies
between Brewster and Riverside on
the Okanogan and Columbia rivers
met with an accident recently, which
will disable her for several days.
At Hooper recently Charles Ander
sen, foreman at Johnson & Andersen's
railroad camp, was instantly killed
and two Italians were badly injured
by the premature explosion of a blast.
County Treasurer Charles Adams
of Stevens county has filed his month
ly statement with the county auditor
by which it is shown that the col
lection of taxes from all sources
for the month of May amounted to
$17.473.97.
For the first time in the history of
the grand lodge of Washington, F. &
A. M., one of its members has been
presented with a past master's jewel
The member thus honored is a Spo
kane man—E. F. Wagoner, the retir
ing grand master.
George Stephenson, a Toppenish
merchant, was seriously and perhaps
fatally injured recently. He was on
Northern Pacific freight train when
i collision occurred. Mr. Stephenson
jumpbed to save himself and struct
a boxcar. His skull is thought to be
fractured.
D. F. Anderson, a leading citizen
of Rosalia and eastern Washington
led Saturday. He returned from Pa
mona, Cal., 10 days ago. He was there
five months. Three business men
close friends, place a conservativ
value ef his estate at $250,000, with
numerous mining interests not includ
d. He leaves a wife, four sons and
i daughter.
While attempting to stand up in one
of the cars of the scenic railway at
Spokane Sunday afternoon Edward
Nelson, a railroad laborer, suddenly
plunged head first from the ear to the
inclined tracks below, the heavy cable
on which he fell snapped, wrapped in
many folds about his struggling body
and in an instant he was entangled
in the big cogwheels, cut and crushed
death. Spectators differed as to
whether it was a ease of suicide or ae
cident.
OREGON SQUIBS.
Rumors that the Pendleton woolen
mills, in which the celebrated Indian
blankets and robes are made, might
remove to Walla AValla, owing to in
ability to procure sufficient help, have
proved to be without foundation.
James Evans, a pioneer of Oregon
and a citizen of Milton, died recently.
Acting under orders from District
Attorney Manning, Sheriff Stevens of
Multnomah county and Chief of Fo
lice Gritzmacher succeeded in closing
the saloons of Portland and county
and only a few violations were re
ported. Contrary to expectations not
a single saloon in the business dis
trict of Portland opened its doors
Sunday.
John Ford was killed at Wendling
by W. L. Butler. Butler is said to
have been paying attention to Ford
divorced wife and Ford fired a num
ber of shots at Butler. The latter
then drew his gun and shot Ford
through the heart. Butler then gavi
himself up.
A warrant has been issued at Pen
dleton for the arrest of T. A. Holle
becke, a Walla Walla sheepman,
charging him with taking his sheep
into Oregon without having previously
(complied with the Oregon law.
J. Bowlsby, an undertaker of North
Bend, Coos bay. recently shot and mor
ally wounded Cleve Jennings, also of
North Bend, on the deck of the steam
er Alliance, which was about to leave
for Coos bay. Bowlsby asserts that
Jennings ran away with his wife.
Bowlsby was about to return to North
Bend, after a fruitless search for Jen
nings, and met his victim on the deck
of the steamer, Jennings also having
decided to return south. Bowlsby was
arrested.
Seven more Portland furniture men
pleaded guilty Saturday in the United
States district court to having been
associated with other dealers in res
traint of interstate commeroe. The
firms are all Oregon concerns and
ere fined from $10 to $25.
IDAHO NEWS.
Between two and three feet of snow
11 on the mountains between Coun
cil and Long valley last week.
It Is not probable the state will
complete its ease in chief in the Hay
ood trial before the end of the week.
The 2-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs.
J. Dillon, living 10 miles from Coun
1 on the West Fork, was drowned in
the Weiser river recently while at
play.
Bloodhounds from the penitentiary
ave been taken to Caldwell to assist
tracing a 2-year-old child that has
andered or been taken from the
home of its parents, Mr. and Mrs.
March, two miles from that place.
Work on the main pier of the O.
& N. company's bridge across the
Clearwater will begin as soon as the
high paters recede.
The burning of the steamer Her
eules, formerly named Powerful, the
operty of the Reeves-Ferrell Lum
ber company, at her moorings at Coeur
Alene was a spectacular. The loss
amounts to about $1500 and the boat
a total wreck.
The grand chapter of the Eastern
Star closed its sessions in Lewiston
iday and selected Coeur d'Alene as
the next meeting place and fixed the
in June
next year.
Charles Sweeny and the Federal
Smelting & Mining company are be
hind the projected electric line be
tween Wallace and Coeur d'Alene, Ida
ho, according to the belief of those
ho have information regarding the
plans of the promoters of the line
Contracts for the supply of build
ing material, including brick, lumber
and steel, to be used in the new $150,
000 hotel about to be erected in Wal
ice by H. F. Samuels, have been let
Judge Wood held court on Mon
day morning at Caldwell. The case
of Harry Orchard, charged with the
murder of Frank Steunenberg, was
called in Caldwell and was postponed
until the next term. The sitting judge
is disqualified and has asked Judge
Wood to postpone the Orchard case.
MONTANA ITEMS
Fred Nelson and Hugh Bucher have
been arrested at Chester on the
charge of stealing a quantity of stamp
ed envelopes from a wrecked Great
Northern train. The package is said
to Have contained postal supplies for
the Spokane postoffice.
The secretary of the interior has
estored 664,000 acres to settlement
withdrawn for the Sun river irrigation
project in Montana June 17, 1902, and
116,480 acres withdrawn under other
statutes for the same project; also
67,000 acres withdrawn for the lower
Yellowstone project. The lands wer'
withdrawn that engineers might ascer
tain what portions might be brought
under water from government canals
and are restored now that all available
portions have been learned.
Brakeman Thomas T. Pearson was
killed at Libby on the Great Norther
recently by falling between the cars as
he was stepping from a car of poles
to a boxcar ahead. He slipped and fell
to the rail, being cut in two at the
hips, and lived only 35 minutes. He
was about 21 years old.
The Lewis and Clark district court
will soon be called upon to hear the
trial of a suit involving mining prop
erty of the estimated value of $750
000 .
A visit was made Sunday to Fort
Missoula by Major General A. W
Greely of Chicago.
The question as to where the divis
ion point between Great Falls and
Billings on the Billings & Northern
will be located has been settled. A
tract of land, comprising about 160
acres, five miles south of Garneill to
use for that purpose, has been pur
chased.
According to one of the officials of
the Billings & Northern railroad, who
has just returned from a tour of in
spection of.tlie line, the work of eon
sti-uction is now proceeding in a satis
factory manner, and nearly thirty
miles of steel have been laid.
Éxtensive arrangements are being
made by the Billings council and the
trustees of the chamber of commerce
for the visit of Secretary of the In
tei'ior James R. Garfield, which will be
made June 26. the day when the lot
terv for the Huntley lands will begin
A deal is pending' for the sale to
Peter Larson, the millionaire railroad
contractor,- of a tract of land at Sixth
avenue and Ewing street, which will
he donated by him to the city of Hel
ena for a library site, Andrew Car
negie having announced he would giv
the money for the building.
Missoula was spared a cooks' and
waiters' strike by the employei-s grant
ing the demand for a ten-hour day.
The hotels were not affected, as the
employes were already working ten
hours.
MAYORSCHMITZ, JAIL
SAN FKANCISGO'S CHIEF RE
MANDED TO SHERIFF'S CARE.
San Francisco—"No bail for Eugene
Schmitz," the convicted mayor of
San Francisco, was the ruling made
by Judge Frank H. Dunne, in the ap
plication made by the mayor's counsel
that he be given his liberty under
ond pending sentence, which court
ill pronounce on June 27.
Judge Dunne adopted as his own the
stand of the prosecution that in the
es of the law the mayor is no dif
ferent from any other prisoner on
whom a jury lias set the brand of
felony.
Judge Dunne then called the sheriff
before him and said that Schmitz was
not to be allowed his liberty, but was
be confined in jail unless upon or
ders of court.
Former Judge J. C. Campbell, the
mayor's chief counsel, made the formal
motion for the admittance of his client
to hail on the strength of an affidavit
in which the mayor says that by rea
son of having been compelled to give
almost his whole time and attention to
his trial for the last four weeks, pub
lic business requiring his attention has
een delayed, and there is now a large
amount of it pending and undetermin
ed and requiring his immediate atten
tion.
Schmitz "Ordinary Citizen."
District Attorney Langdon, in a
brief speech, opposed the motion for
bail. He said that Schmitz, convicted
of a felony, appeared before court, not
as a mayor of San Francisco, but as
an ordinary citizen, and possessing no
extraordinary rights. In a counter af
fidavit, which he read, he denied the
allegations of the mayor as to public
matters requiring the personal atten
tion of the mayor.
Mr. Langdon reminded the court that
s the San Francisco charter provides
that "So long as the mayor is tern
porarily unable to perform his duties,
member of the hoard shall be chosen
president pro tern, to act as mayor."
was not necessary that Schmitz
should perform any of the duties spec!
tied in his affidavit.
Mayor Schmitz sat without the be
trayal of any emotion during these
proceedings.
- j
e Must Stay in Jail by C-rder of the
;
Judge—Mayor Pleads Press of Work
—Attorney Langdon Insists Defend
ant Appears Before Court as Would
Any Ordinary Citizen.
SCHMITZ MAY GET BAIL.
Mayor Has Wide Discretion After
June 27.
A radical change in the executive
branch of San Francisco's government
is contingent on developments in the
ase of Mayor Schmitz, who is tem
porarily incapacitated by reason of his
imprisonment in the county jail.
The date for the passing of sentence
on Mayor Schmitz in the extortion
cases, on which he has been convicted,
has been set for June 27. Prior to
that date he can not possibly procure
bail, according to the decision of Judge
Dunne yesterday, but the law provides
that after the judgment has been
passed, the matter of allowing bail is
discretionary with any magistrate hav
ing jurisdiction. Consequently, if jttdg
ment is passed on the date set, Mayor
Schmitz will have ground for a new
application for bail, and his request
may run the gauntlet, not only of the
12 judges of the superior court, but
of the appellate justices and justices
of the policy courts as well. Whether
Mayor Schmitz will ask for sentence
on June 27 or ask for a continuance
has not been sated by his attorneys,
This has made it impossible for the
prosecution to plan its action in this
regard.
SUBWAY IS RUINING BUILDING
Cracks Begin to Show in New York
Courthouse.
New York's $2,000,000 criminal court
building is in danger of collapse, and
Public Works Commissioner Thomp
son has appointed a committee of en
gineers to suggest means of making
it safe. The subw'ay runs close to
the foundations and the structure has
been sinking gradually since it was
opened. The officials admit it has
settled four incites.
New cracks were discovered recently
in the marble work of the interior,
and the action of the commissioner
was taken at the request of judges
and lawyers.
The site on which the building
stands was once a pond.
Steel Mills Close.
The receivers of the Milliken Bros.'
corporation, which failed recently
have decided to close the steel mill of
the $7,500,000 plant on Staten island
and have, in accordance with this de
termination, discharged 1500 steel
workers. About 7000 persons are de
pendent upon the earnings of the dis
charged men and as the reopening of
the mill is problematical, most of the
workers and their families will go to
other steel centers to secure employ
ment.
The reason behind the receivers' ac
tion in closing the mill was said to be
their discovery that they could buy
steel in the open market cheaper than
they could manufacture it.
Some men are bo addicted to tauto
logy as even to marry a second time
'FIGHTING BOB" IN MIMIC WAR
Stumbles With Battleships Into Mimic
Game of Warfare.
The battleships Connecticut and Al
abama, in command of Rear Admiral
R. D. Evans, were totally "destroyed"
while passing thi-ough the narrows on
their way from the Jamestown exposi
tion to the New York navy yard. Ad
' T,iral Evans - who evidently had not
been apprised of the war game which
has been going on at the narrows for
a week past, was a much amused
man at the sudden roar of the guns.
He rushed to the bridge of the Con
necticut and gazed at one of the forts
and then at the other. One of his of
ficers enlightened him about the sham
"war" between the forts named by
tegular coast artillerymen and national
guardsmen and small boats manned
by regulars representing a hostile
fleet, the purpose of which was to
test the alertness of the guardians of
the sea approach to New York city.
The officers at Forts Hamilton and
Wadsworth learned front Fort Hancock
at Sandy Hook that two real battle
ships were passing in the hook. It
was jokingly decided to "destroy"
them, and the forts' "gunners" turned
out accordingly.- The fog was dense,
nd the Alabama got within 2000 yards
of Fort Wadsworth before being seen.
The Connecticut was about 500 yards
stern as the two mortars were fired
at the two battleships. Presently it
was announced at the forts that the
battleships had been sunk. Neverthe
less the 12 and 6 inch guns were
used and the result was double destruc
tion. Hastily the suppositious mines
in the narrows were exploded and for
the third time the Connecticut and Ala
ama were annihilated. The war game
s now ended and New York was
saved front "capture."
MINES AND MINING.
Work has been begun on a 300-foot
crosscut tunnel on the Eldorado prop
erty near Garfield bay on Lake Pend
d'Oreille. A wagon road connecting
the mine with Garfield bay has been
constructed.
Nelson Clark of Berkeley, Cal., is at
the Sadie Rae group near Twisp su
perintending the resumption of work.
The crosscut tunnel will be driven
another 100 feet to intersect the ledge
opened by a 35-foot shaft. f
An 18-inch ledge of gold ore which
assays more than $200 to the ton has
been opened on the 100-foot level of
the Columbia property in Big Creek
camp in central Idaho. The ledge, at
last accounts from the camp, has been
drifted on for 18 feet and maintained
a splendid formation.
A concerted movement is being made
at Seattle to bring the session of the
American Mining congress to that city
in 1909.
Phoenix, B. C.—Information has
been received here from the east that
the Dominion Copepr company, limited,
on June 1 retired $200,000 or about 20
per cent of its $1,000,000 first mortgage
bonds. The company is about ready
to double its output of copper, as the
new and large blast furnace, the larg
est in Canada, was blown in recently.
Pltoenix, B. C.—The past week the
Boundary ore shipments are 7000 tons
more than the previous one.
Gossip has it that F. Augustus
Heinze has made repeated and definite
offers for the control of the Panhandle
melter in Idaho. One rumor, which
is received with credence in certain
circles, has it that Heinze will get the
Panhandle plant and consolidate it
with the Stewart and other Coeiu*
d'Alene properties and merge his en
tire Idaho holdings with the Silver
King Coalition Mines company of
Utah—the big merger he is planning
of all of his silver-lead mines.
In the Coeur d'Alenes. t
An unconfirmed report states that
another big strike of ore has been
made in the Alameda mine. Ac
cording to reports in circulation here v
12 1-2 feet of ore w r as opened ttp there,
but further details have not yet been
learned.
W. W. Bixby of Wallace has been
elected president of the Marie Min
ing company to succeed S. R. Buell of
Osborn.
Herman J. Rossi expects to cut a
blind lead in the Blue Wing property
on Nine Mile creek, for, though the
tunnel will have to go 400 feet fur
ther to get the Pittsburg ledge, the
face of the workings are in a highly
mineralized formation.
T. H. Thompson of Wallace has been
elected president of the Wolverine
Mining company, which owns a prop
erty on Snowstorm hill.
Central Idaho Mines.
The stamp mill and cyanide plant at
the Crackerjack mine at Buffalo Hump
was started at full blast Sunday,
June 16.
The custom quartz mill at Marshall*
has started working on ore from the
Goodenough mine. A force of 24 men
is now employed at the Goodenough.
The south drift at No. 2 level of the
Petosi mine, near Silver City, has bro
ken into the ore body opened in drift
No. 1. The ore is richer than on the
upper levels.
A three foot ledge of rich shipping
ore has been opened up in a shaft
started from a point 360 feet from the
portal of the lower tunnel on the Vil
lage Blacksmith mine in Owyhee coun
ty. The ore is being sacked for ship-*
ment.
Japs Counsel Moderation.
Tokio, June 19.—Leading members
of the constitutional party held a
meeting Sunday afternoon and passed
a resolution on the American question
recommending, in view of its import
ance, calmness and prudence, and also
the advisability of trusting to both
governments for a satisfactory solu
tion.

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