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* VOL. XIV. MOUNTAIN HOME, IDAHO, THURSDAY, JULY 4, 1901. NO. 5 ELMORE BULLETIN. VOLUNTEER ARMY COES EUROPE TO COMBINE KILLED BY t'LAV M ATE. MINERAL OUTPUT LAST YEAR. ELMORE BULLETIN. 0. M Payne. Mabel L. Paynb PAYNE & PAYNE, Publishers. IDAHO NEWS. A committee has been appointed to make arrangements for holding a coun ty fair at Caldwell. Some of the enterprising Hoise citi zens are figuring on a street fair to be held in the near future. A carload of spikes lias arrived at Nsmpa to be used on the Idaho North ern and tiie rails are expected every day. The state land board announces a sale of public school lands in Blaine county at Hailey on July 22, when about 3,000 acres will be sold. The foundation of the warden's resi dence at tiie penitentiary is almost completed and other work at the peni tentiary is progressing rapidly. Sixteen men from Payette made loca tions of placer ground on the east side of Snake river in Canyon county last week, and many otliers are rushing to this district. The Payette Dramatic club last week made a present of 8%5 to tiie St. James church of that place, tiie money having been earned by the club in the presen tation of tiie drama. A couple of tramps broke out of the Nampa jail one night last week, bricks being removed from the wall, leaving a hole large enougli for a man to crawl through. Help was probably had from the outside. Tom Taylor, arrested in Boise for compelling a Chinaman to turn over to him an opium outfit for it is own use, will fight the case, putting up the novel plea that he had been ordered by his physician to smoke opium. J. W. Heed, residing in the Crane Creek country, was severely hurt by a vicious mare white branding its colt. The animal made a rush at Mr. Reed, biting him on the shoulder and strik ing him on the knee with her feet. Ex-Senator George L. Shoup has re turned from Washington, accompanied by his daughter. Miss Margaret Shoup, who has just graduated at Bethlehem, Pa,, and Miss Inez Gray, who has also been attending school in tiie east. In an accident in the Hunker Hill & Sullivan mine O. P. Vaughan lost his life. While working on a machine he was bearing down on the loose rock which remained after the blast when a rock of about 800 pounds weight fell upon him. State Immigration Commissioner Barrett has returned from Buffalo, where he has been for over a month, and says the exposition is doing much good for the state. Inquiries concern ing the mining and farming oppor tunities are frequent. W. H. Tayl. -, assistant Pan-Ameri can commissioner, lias left for Buffalo, where he will relieve Commissioner Lucius C. Rice, tiie latter expecting to return to Boise to arrange for a fruit aod grain display to be sent to the ex position from this state. When the "cannon ball" train ar rived in Boise one rniug last week one of the cars wus discovered to be on fire, the rosult of flying sparks, a space about six feet square having been eaten out by the fiâmes. men had noticed the fire. None of the train An Oro Fino correspond! t declares that the people of that vicinity have not given up the fight to secure a county government, or their annexa tion to another county, and that tiie people of different political opinion are all working to the same end. The Daisy & Tucker's pride group, consisting of eleven claims at Black bird, have been bonded to a St. Louis firm for $ 50 , 000 . The property covers the main Blackbird ore zone for a dis tance of nearly two miles aod shows some rieh copper sulphide ore. » , . , ... A new and very rich quartz discovery has been made near Summit Flat, some mi , „ , ... „„ , . 25 miles from Idaho City. I lie ledge . . ... I ssixfeetin width and the quartz is literally full of gold, very large pieces being frequently imbedded. The find , . .. , is causing much excitement. Prof. J. M. Aldrich, entomologist from the state university, was in Ros well a few days last week investigating the clover louse, which was sodestruc tive in that vicinity two years ago, but was only able to obtain one specimen, it being too early in the season. ! J. W. Towles, a slieeplierder, bowled o u *««bt last week and attempted *>ootup' lbe to,,,,, Q f Hailey in that ht; L «v' 0nl ' er 8ty * e ' with the result . , e ' Va * ** c °rted before the police k* an< s * ut «need to pay a fine of $40 and serve twelve days in jaii. The United States lami state that the farmers of cut government timber for man office officials l>er annum. If ; application must be I * secretary of the interior. Engineers are now pushing the pre liminary surveys on the Boise-Payette 8 river company's proposition from the Horseshoe Bend, but the work of in ktallstion will not commence for some time. The company has purchased all * lhe land along the oid canal 1 * this state may . use iu any neron their ranches, but not sn amount to exceed 850 more is needed, made to the VOLUNTEER ARMY COES OUT OF EXISTENCE. of Vnliint« a «*rs Mnitrml out nt San tioittco MoiuUy. Sunday afternoon the Forty-fourth. Vorty-ninth, Fort}*-eighth and Thirty eighth volunteer regiments were mus fcered out at the Presidio. The muster ing out of the four regiments required the services of eight paymasters. Over The money was taken from the sub-treasury to the Presidio in eight Doherty wagons, each under the charge of a paymaster and Forty-five artillerymen, mounted and armed, escorted the treasure and pay corps to the tion. , Fi 81,000,000 was disbursed. his clerk. reserva In order to protect the soldiers the grounds from grafters with their swindling devices, 10« men of troop R, fifteenth on cavalry, «vere stationed around tiie reservation. Two of the regiments mustered out, the Forty eighth and Forty-ninth, were colored and-the men had between three and four months' pay due them As sood as the volunteers had been mustered out they rushed to the rail road ticket offices for transportation to their eastern homes. Botli the Santa le and Southern Pacific general ticket offices put on an extra force of clerks. The ticket offices were crowded till late in the night with discharged volunteers buying tickets. Nearly four thousand tickets were issued. The Forty-third, Forty-seventh and Forty-first were mustered out Monday, which witnessed tbe passing into his tory of the volunteer army. MOB COMES TO GRIEF. Attempt tu Moll a Ne® «1 Two Prominent Men. The attempt of a mob to lynch a negro at Jager, West Virginia, Friday, resulted in the killing of two of the would-be lynchers. Price, was accused of insulting a woman. H ««ult« In Death Tiie negro, l'eter hite He was pursued by a crowd of men and sought refuge iu a small room in the rear of a saloon. The mob bat tered down tiie door, and as they en tered tiie room Price threw himself at them with tiie ferocity of a tiger, with a knife in each hand. In cutting his way out he killed George Hooks and F. M. McOran and seriously cut Charles Davis, struck down these men, the others fell back, and the negro made his through an open window, pursued and captured by officers, who hurriedly sent him to the jail at Welch. Hooks and McGran were both well As Price escape Price was ^ nown citizens. Hot Weather Do««« FltUbur* Mill*. Saturday was the hottest day of the year for Pittsburg, the thermometer registering 94 at the government weather bureau shortly after 3 p. Francis Mills and Mary Dermoo died from exhaustion, aod many prostra tions are reported. The mills and fac tories lost many men during the day because they could not continue work in the intense heat. The Soho and m. Eliza furnaces both had to suspend operations, and if the warm wave con tinues, other plants will be forced to close down. Nineteen lleatlm from Heat. The relief from the killing heat in New York of last week which promised Sunday did not materialize. Instead the temperature increased, there was less breeze than the day be fore, and ivhat little air did stir was was surcharged witli heat, increase in the fatalities reported over Saturday, though the prostrations was not so large. Up to midnight nineteen deaths had bee corded and There was an mber of simple n n re twenty prostrations. The government thermometer reached 97 . A Mln, " ,or ® Cyclone at Denver Injure« . K, xhtecn I enpie. miniature cyclone struck the roof ° Tel j '* u at Overland park at , . 1lnv,r Saturday afternoon, and, 1 l,n ^ '* ^ IH,U t R supports crasiied it down upon the crowd below, injuring eighteen people, , „ , , , , , first that several had been killed, and , efforts were begun at away the wreeUa(fei but it learned that though several had been h „ , K . . ° een severely hurt, none were in a dangerous condition. It was thought at once to clear was soon gamated Association of Iron, Steel and Tin Workers, Monday issued au order [rou Workers ou a Strike. President T. J. 8haffer of the Amal calling out all union employees of the various mills of the American Ste»l Hoop company, known as the Hoop trust. It is estimated that 15,000 men be subject to the call, which, in connection with the big strike of the American Sheet Steel company, ordered by President Shaffer on Saturday will affect 50,000 men. South Carolina Will Teat Tax Queatlea. The State of South Caroliua, acting through the governor and attorney general, has instituted proceedings lie * ore commissioner of internal 8 P ecial tax »lump» a* a wholesale and retail liquor deuler under the state ^"PCDsary laws aud has made a de man< i upon tbe commissioner for a re * uud of all such taxes hitherto paid, * m °unting to $4,9iu, rev enue to test the question whether the state can be legally required to take out EUROPE TO COMBINE AGAINST UNITED STATES. I Frank A. Vanderlip, formerly assist j ant secretary of the treasury, who has ' returned to Washington from a long | trip abroad, says: j "I think it is not only possible but highly probable that Eu rope* can and j will agree to binding terms of trade ( combination against us within the next j f e Ulfftntlo Comuurrlal War Predicted by United State« Treasury Official. years, and that the result will be the most gigantic and stubborn com mercial war in tiie history of the world. As most of our commercial treaties ex pire in 1903, 1 look for tiie real begin ning of tiie war then in a refusal of most of the continental nations to re new those conventions. "At the present moment Austria, which never did like us, is leading in the movement against the United States, and 1 found Goluchowski, head of the ministry- of that country, our bitterest and most outspoken foe. Ob viously the other ministers of the Old World, includingeven that of England, are artfully encouraging Goluchowski in his course of opposition, with a view of drawing our fire before they openly declare themselves. "For tbe immediate future onr trade prospects were never brighter in Eu rope. There has been almost a total crop failure in Germany. The agricul tural outlook is only a little brighter in France than in Germany, and in England the crop yield is not very promising. But as soon as the conti nent recovers from its present agricul tural depression 1 confidently believe the tocsin of war will be sounded. Russia there are loud professions of friendship for the United States, and one hears many expressions of admi ration of our commercial development and methods. The Russians are mod eling their tariff system after ours, and in a few years will try to apply it with vigor and severity against all nations alike, but particularly against the United States. even In LIVE STOCK EXPOSITION. Final Arrangements Maile for Second On« Iu Chicago« Final arrangements have been made for the fifth annual convention of the American Live Slock association and the second annual live 6tock tion, which exposi ill he held in Chicago December 3rd to 6th, inclusive. John VV. ringer, president of the associa tion, has leased the Studebaker theater (for the sessions. Discussing the pros pects for the convention and exposi tion he said: "This will be the most notable con vention in the history of our organi zation and with the exposition, will command an attendance of 250,000 peo ple. We have arranged for some of the ablest talkers in this country and abroad to discuss topics of interest to up-to-date stock raisers. The sessions will be held from 9:30 a. m. to 1:30 p. m. each day, the adjournments being taken early because of the splendid ex hibition at the Union stockyards of the finest aggregation of horses, cat tle and sheep and hogs ever brought together in this country or any other. "One day of the convention will he devoted to matter affecting legislation. Five or six bills will be submitted to the delegates before being presented to congress, questions in which the live stock in There are numerous dustry is interested that demand immediate solution and tion must consider its w an our associa el fare. " lllarki Iters Burn Woman to Death. Horribly burned and dying in intense agony was the fate of Mrs. VV. C. Car son, «vife of a Cowley county', Kansas, farmer, because her husband refused to deposit $5,000 in a place named by unknown blackmailers. Mr. Carlson, received an anonymous note requesting him to bury $500 at the foot of a certain telephone pole under penalty of having his house burned. The suggestion wus ignored. One week later another anonymous note ceived, stating that if 85,000 was not deposited would be burned and he would be killed. No attention «vas paid to the second communication, and on Saturday night while Mr. Carlson was en route to Med ford for mail the home was fired. Mrs. Carlson was found about ten feet from the ruins by Mrs. Dunn, a neighbor, horribly burned and insensible. She was taken home by Mr. Dunn, where she rallied enough before dying Sun day to relate her knowledge of the transaction. She rushed outside when she discov ered the fire, but remembered valuable papers and a treasured old violin, and tried to save them, that moment her mind was a blank until she awoke in the home of Mr. Dunn. was re ith in a week his house -,. From MTIIlloimlr« Tortnr«d by Kohbern. Early Friday morning six masked men entered the summer residence of Jacab L. White at Brother's Station. West Virginia, just over tiie Pennsyl vania line, overpowered, bound and ï a fîfî e d the seven occupants of the house and ransacked it. They secured $3,000 in moDey and as much jewelry. Mr. White and his aged wife and their daughter were tortured by having lighted matches applied to their bodies and their skiu lac*.ated by needles. While is a millionaire oil op erator. MINERAL OUTPUT LAST YEAR. Enormoui \V tltli tli« IHIttMl Stnle* Took Oa* of th« <2round lu 1900. The Engineering and Mining Journal in estimating the mineral output for ! the United States in 1900 shows that the total value at place of production of the output was $1,305,608,583, as compured with $1.218,21.%, «37 iu 1899, a gain of 8147,392.94% for the Of these vast year. sums, which are with out precedent in the history of the mineral industry, ores and minerals contributed $672,090,416 in 1900, and $587,268-,798 in 1899; metals, 8524,432, 53.3 in 1900 and $496,057,620 iu 1899; secondary products. 872,720,695 in 1900 aod $64,416,979 in 1899, of the metals smelted or refined from foreign material was $96,364,939 in 1900 and $70,471,940 in 1899 . vhile the value The chief item of ir great mineral production, in quantity, value aod economic importance, was coal, the production in short tons, an vith 1900 of 263,315,431 increase of 16,210,044 tons, or 6 per cent over 1899. Pig iron was second in order of val ues, as well as in economic importance. Tiie total in 1900 was 13,533,365 long an approximate value of tons, with 8273,110,322. It is these two products—coal and iron—which we produce mure abund antly and more cheaply than any other country in the world, that are giving the United States the economic leader ship in tiie world, and will enable the nation to hold that place. In point of value copper comes third in the list, its production last year be ing-600,932,505 pounds, with a value of 890,755,449. Tile increase over 1899 was comparatively small. Gold holds only the fifth place, with a total value of $78,150,647— les one-fourtli of the value of coal, third that of pig irou. approached in with a total of $74,246,582, and w ceedcd by tiie clay products, wr total of 878,704,768. suppose that the varied clay products —brick, tile, pipe and the like—ex ceeded in their total values that of our large output of gold, tint such is the fact. The production of silver had a market value of only $36,756,900. Build ing stone was rated at 831,400,500 lust year. than one It was nearly value by petroleum, ex ith a Few people would ; LIVE STOCK ASSOCIATION FIGH T INSPE CTION LAW. Colorado Statut« to I»« C.'ont«at«d In High. e*t Courts. Judge Ballett of the United States district court Friday granted a writ of habeas corpus in the case of Edward H. Held, a cattle shipper of Omaha, who was convicted iu the district court I ; of Arapahoe county of having violated the Colorado statutes by shipping cattle into Colorado from Texas with out having a signed bill of health from a cattle i to six months' county jail. Reid refused to pay a state inspec tion fee after having received a clear bill of health from the federal inspeo tor, in order to /enable the National Live Stock association to test the va lidity of the Colorado law requiring the inspection of cattle shipped through the state. Messrs. Talbot and Denison, on be half of the association, made the appli cation to the United States district court for a writ of habnes corpus for Reid. Attorney-General Post appeared on behalf of the state. Tiie writ was made returnable on Saturday at 10 o'clock. Should the United States district court sustain the decision of the state court, the National Live Stock association will appeal the case to the United States supreme court. In an interview J^lin W. Springer, presi dent of the National Live Stock asso ciation, declared it was the intention of his organization to test the consti tutionality of the Colorado state law which requires state inspection of live stock, notwithstanding a clean bill of health had been granted by the Feder al authorities. pector, and was sentenced ! imprisomnent in the , | China Agr««-« to Pay More Thai Demand* A curious discrepancy concerning the amount of the Chinese indemnities has developed, by which it appears that Chiua has agreed to pay about 35,000, 000 taels, or $24,500,000 more than the united demands of all the powers. Just how this occurred is not clear to otli Pow era ! j i j cials, but it appears to have been an error of calculation at Peking, in ti.e j first place by those making up the in donnâtes, and later by the Chinese in ! their hasty acceptance of the total, As finally made up. this total was 450,000, j j are known, makes the total only 4If.- j 000,000 taels. In the meantime China has agreed to pay the larger amount. so that the question now arises what | will become of the excess of 35,000,090 taels. 000 taels, but the preseut calculation, after takiug iu ail of the demands that Anx-rlCMn .Meat All Klght. In vie«v of the temporary prohibition of American meat for military pur poses in South Africa by tiie British government, Consn 1-General Stowe at Capetown has been making investiga tions with regard to the cause of the restriction, and has submitted tiie re sults to the state department. The British enlisted men, ««lien questioned, pronounced the American article very satisfactory and their officers stated that in many eases the men preferred the tinned meat tc the poorer fresh article, lmpropei care caused some o| the meat to spoil. KILLED BY t'LAV M ATE. « l.lttl. Girt fepAniah Fork Hoy sh« W hit« M t I Archie Griggs, killed Christie freer. age.1 12. shot and get I u, at Pay son, Utah, Tuesday The shooting oc curred about 4:10, and the little girl died at «:30 without having regained consciousness. Archie and Christie, child ren, room at the residence office f Mr Uockhill. vith some other playing vere n an Cli ristie held in lier lap a little babe of Mrs. Zina Darling. vith Archie discovered ■calibre rifle in a a f tiie room and playfully pointing it at Christie's head said, "Look, Christie, i o r nur ill shoot you," and pulled the trigger, was discharged, Christie in tiie forehead the skull. The gun tiie bullet striking id crushing The little girl fell forward upon tiie floor, with tiie baby beneath her and tiie blood streaming from the wound, while the terror-stricken boy rushed into the kitchen and told Mrs. Rock hill vliiit he hnd done. Young Griggs' parer ts, ns wel! ns the parents of the little girl, are prostrated grief. Treacherous Filipino Scnlei The records Heat h. I« e.l if several court-martials of Filipinos have been received at the A na war department from Manila, tive sergeant of police, Pablo Tabares, ordered two of his policemen to induce I rivate George O. Hill, company H, Eighteenth infantry, to enter the ser geant's house in tiie puebloof Cabatuan. Once in, Tabaras treated the A with lavish uieriean hospitably and pressed glasses of vino on him until ilie soldier was badly intoxicated 1 he 8urgeanl ihen ordered the two policemen to take the fortunate man and kill him. outside the puelil wily Tabares pi accomplices off to the insurgent ranks to get them out of American jurisdic tion, together uniform and accoutre remained discreetly silent, found guilty arson, having caused about 100 dwell ings in Cabalimu to be burned, was sentenced to be hanged. The :ptly sent his two ith the dead man's bile lie on Is, ile vas if in ■id also of He Utah Win ill» lilllpil I» Wallush XV Mrs. Joseph Cruiz f Castle Gate, wreck • Wabash at Peru. Ind., Tuesday lug, and her liuabnnd Utah,, was killed in the >n the morn as injured, were killed. All the n immigrants for Colo The in jured number ho in are railroad em ployes. One woman is missing and not reck was caused Thirteen others dead were ltaii rado and Utah. fifty, Seven of V accounted for. The by the giving away which the trai of a trestle over am was passing, precipi tating it down a teu foot embankment while running at a first four cars in the train were de high speed. The molished Christin > h •*« R»$y >11 m Ih t *-r Wi ltox«ra. Aided At a meeting of the Chinese Ameri can society held at Philadelphia Tues day, resolutions ti an i mous] y adopted protesting against the selec tion of Wu r iing Fang, Chinese ister, as orator of the «lay at the Fourth of.July celebration in that city. The resoliitions allege that Mr. Wu "cot erlly aiileil the Boxers in their massacre of the Christians in China," and "has been misleading the public by his statements in regard to his position toward them " «. -~ To Use Wir. ... Telegraphy on Transporta w ,, General Ureeley, when at Sau Iran , , , ,. .. , cisco, investigated tiie operations of ere min the signal corps wirelesi plant at that place that an officer of tiie signal corps be ■enttoSun Francisco loco operate with Colonel L telegraphy rid gave orders ng, quartermaster in ehnrge of transports, in utilizing the system on the transports going from and ar riving at that port. It is believed by the officers of tiie signal corps ttiat tiie transports on tiie 1'acific can be sig naled from forty to sixty miles from San Francisco liy this system. Former Salt l ake Mi Ckared of Fhtrg«* Harold M. Pitt, a former Salt Laker, manager of Evans & Co., government contractors, tvho lius been on trial at Manila ou charges of improperly pur chasing government stores, quitted Wednesday, chasers was ac Four other pur of commissary stores were found guilty. Pitt was acquitted by a military court composed of volunteer officers. Provost Marshal Davit j was convicted on his ow and ordered verdict. considered Pitt ail missions reconsideration of the Death wlu Iu „ cll 1Iundre<1 . Reports from the flooded district near Bluefields, W. Va., leave no doubt that the liat of dt . ad wi|| exceed 100 p ar . reaching Williamsburg from tiie sceue of the flood state that conditions arc deplorable. The section visited by the flood was thickly settled, but as the population consists largely of miners who were at work at , he time lhe large majority of the dead are women and children CoufeaM-« to Murder Deathbed. George Williams, lying on his death bed at Vinita, I. T., confessed to being an accomplice in tiie murder, last Sep tember at Pryor Creek, of T. E. Smith and Green SinitI, of Sweeden, Mo. his statement Williams also implicates William Nichols of Viuita, William G. Smith and Lon Smith of Pryor Creek, and John Smith, tiie latter now serving a term in the Kansas state penitentiary for cattle stealing. Nicholas, William D. and John Smith are under arrest. The officials had given up all hopes of finding the murderers. In NEWS SUMMARY. Senator Gorman of Maryland has | announced hts candidacy for re-elec tion. An Italian and three Mojave Indians were drowned in the Colorado river at Tbe Needle. Sunday. In Shanghai it is reported that ban dits have seized four «vailed cities near Mukden, Manchuria. Twelve cases of bubonic plague and fonr deaths from that disease have oc curred at Oporto, Portugal. Failures for the past week numbered 204 in the United States, against 207 last «-ear, and 23 in Canada, against 21 last year. Joseph Eadue, the founder of Dawson City, in the Klondike, is dead at his home in Schuyler Falls, N. Y., of con sumption. The Netherlands cabinet has resigned in consequence of the recent elections, by which tlie government supporters lost thirteen seats. Edwin Ruthven, a negro, was elec* trocuted at the Ohio state penitentiary Friday, the electrocution being success ful in every detail. A British transport having on board the first shipload of Boer prisoners to be quartered on Darrell's and Tucker'a islands has arrived in Bermuda waters. President L. C. Crenshaw of the Geor gia railroad commission was stabbed and seriously Injured by J. H. Kirk land, a Pullman conductor, in an alter cation. A dispatch from Chee Foo reporta the entire province of Sheng King in re volt. The rebels are Baid to be over running ,the conutry, pillaging and burning. In Eu Clair, Wia., lightning struck the animal tent of the Wallace circus, killing an elephant and atunnlng the entire menagerie. Many persons wera severely shocked. At Cassel, France, the two leaders in the automobile race came into collision, their machines then dashing into a croivd of spectators, one child being seriously injured. Word has been received in Pekin of the arrival of Duke Lan and Prince Tuan at Ulumski, Turkestan, in which place of banishment they have been sentenced to reside. Herr Exner, director of the Leipziger (Germany) bank, which suspended pay ment June 25, has been arrested. The public prosecutor is investigating the affairs of the bank. James Manning was arrested a few days ago at El Reno, Oklahoma, and placed in jail and the next morning he was found dead in his cell. No reason is assigned for his death. The body of John Campbell, a miner who was carried away in a snowalide near Ouray, Colo., last January, has just been recovered. The body was in a perfect state of preservation. General Maximo Gomez has arrived in New York from Havana. General Gomez said he was especially delighted to once more set foot on American soil, as he felt that he was among friends, , was dro«vned in the "aabita river, Oklahoma, «vhile setting a ssioe. He stepped into a deep hole, , . , , . , ' became entangled in the net and was . , , , , , ,, ... drowned before help could reach him. A census of the consumptives in New York state is to be begun in about a week by Dr. Daniel Lewis, commiss ioner of the state board of health. It will be tiie first census of the kind ever undertaken by that state. Pending the settlement of the Chin ese indemnity, another question has arisen in reference to who shall for the maintenance of the legation guards after the several countries have withdrawn their main forces. Lord Milner has improved in health since his return to England in spite of the constant pressure of business with the colonial office and unceasing social invitations. He takes a broad view of tiie situation in South Africa. A large force of Boers, commanded by Malan and Srait, attacked Rich mond, Cape Colony, at daybreak, June 25. The fighting lasted until dusk, when the Boers retired upon the ap proach of British reinforcements. In the second trial of Jack Roberts, charged with manslaughter in causing the death of Billy Smith of Philadel phia, as the result of a boxing contest in London, April 22, Roberts and all the other defendants in the case acquitted. Thesituation in the Thacker, W. Va., coal Helds is very quiet so far as any breach between the mine guards and the strikers is concerned, but Sheriff Hatfield and other county officials fear that a feud may break out in that dis trict at any time. A movement has been started among the New York aad district assemblies of the Knights of Labor in New York and vicinity, having for its object the raising of tbe order to the standing it occupied in this country some twelve or fifteen years ago. Murderer George O'Brien, who killed Lynn Reif, Fred Clayton and Lawrence Oleson on the frozeu Yukon river trail in December, 1899, has been found guilty of murder iu the first degree and has been sentenced to be hanged in Dawson. August 23. pay were NORTHWEST NOTES. H. L. Frank of Hutte, Mont., has refused an offer of 990,000 for a fourth interest in his Hen Lomond gold pros pect at Cooke. Mont. A ledge of ore showing a width of four feet and assaying very high in copper has recently been discovered in Bliss Creek county, Nevada. Albert Hell, a young rancher from Tooele county, while visiting in Salt Lake, fell from a street cur and was struck by the steps, receiving injuries that will lay him up for some time. The American Cattle Growers' asso ciation has been organized at Denver, Colo., with an object to secure fair rates of transportation for cattle and legis lation beneficial to the cattle indus try. canyon, Humboldt The supreme court at Helena. Mont., has directed the clerk to deposit the $350,000 cash bond furnished by the Montana Ore Purchasing company in the Pennsylvania case in four Butte banka. United States Senator Frederick T. Dubois of Idaho, «vho is being treated for sciatica at Hunter's Hot Springs, Mont., is not in as serious coudltiou as dispatches indicated, and his physician ■ays he will be cured in two weeks. Charles Griffin who attempted to aa sault a woman at Denver, Colo., Iasi week has been arrested. The scream) of the woman attracted tiie attention of two men who pursued Griffin. He was shot In the leg before he was cap tured. Charles M. Webster, who has been succeeded by E. H Callister as rave nue collector, has received the ap pointment of collector of customs foi the district of Idaho and Montana, succeeding Dr. Browne of Great Kails, Harry Lombard, a well known book keeper of Helena, Mont., was shot through the body by Mrs. Piret, a dressmaker, last week. He will re cover. Both Lombard and the woman claim ' that the shooting was acci dental. Osa Kodhairie and Eugen De Launoy, coal miners of Marshal, Colo., wera drowned in Sciiewin'a lake last week while seining for trout. De Launoy was taken with a cramp and grabbed Uodbaine around the neck, pulling him under. Policeman Albert BatemaD waa at tacked by a crowd of soldiers on Main street in Vancouver, Waah., and a sol dier whom he had arrested for creating a disturbance in a saloon was forcibly taken from him. He was not danger ously hurt. Two men, named Rooker and Combs, were burned to death last week in a mine fire at Grand Encampment, Wyo. Rooker lived at Loveland, Colo., and Combs at Laramie, Wyo. The shaft house and a portion of the mine were destroyed. The large coal chutes of the Union Pacific at Medicine Bow, Wyo., was entirely destroyed by fire last week. It is supposed tiie fire was started by sparks from an engine. A large amount of storage coal was consumed, also two steel coal cars. Mayor Davey of Butte, ModL, lias closed all poolrooms at that place. It ia claimed the closing of the rooms waa brought about by tbe gamblers, who were Dot allowed to run their business and who agitated the doctrine of "all or none." T. P. Hodgson suit William Wilson were declared guilty in the Federal court at Seattle of smuggling 500 pounds of opium from Canada to the United States. This concludes one of the most important cases tried in that court for years. Chairman Burton and the eleven members of the river and harbor com mittee, after their return from Alaska, expect to visit the "inland empire." They will iuspect the Columbia and 8nake river from Portland, Or., to Lewiston, Ida. A clash between sheepmen and eat tleraisers in the Sweetwater country, Wyo., lias been reported. Tbe ranges are greatly overstocked «vith sheep and the Socks have beeD threatening to invade territory hitherto held ex clusively to cattle. James A. Murray, the millionaire mine owner of Butte, Mont., baa brought suit against the estate of the late Patrick A. Largey to recover $2, 000,000, the value of ore alleged to have been extracted from the workings of the Speculator mine. Two masked men entered tbe Fashion saloon at Republic, Wash., covered the men with their guns and took every thing in sight, about $75 in cash and 8150 in jewelry. They overlooked the bank roll of $300, which was covered over with a towel. In Rosalie, Wash., fire destroyed the hardware store of D. F. Adamsou & Son. Loss on tbe building $2,000; oa the stock $13,000; insurance $8,500. Leonard's drug store and tbe bank The building had a narrow esoape. origin is unknown. A burly negro attempted to rob J. J. flill, a Boise liveryman, in a dark alley of the capital city one night last weak, when the liveryman slugged the foot pad with a piece of slag and made hla escape. Hill had e large sum of money on hie person at the time, « .