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LATE NEWS OF THE PAST WEEK
BRIEFLY TOLD. Choice Selection of Interesting Items Gathered From Exchanges—Cullings From Washington, Idaho, Montana and Oregon—Numerous Accidents and Personal Happenings Occur. IDAHO ITEMS. The Mullan fire department has been reorganized. There are now 14b prisoners in the state penitentiary. The Wardner band has begun reg ular open air concerts. From all indications Priest River will celebrate the Fourth of July. Hugh Hawkins, aged 63 years, died recently at Mica, Idaho, of heart dis ease. Tailings from the mills at Wallace are being used in the manufacture of blocks for building and paving pur poses. Vetal Cyr, who conducted a saloon at Thompson's spur, was killed a mile and a half west of Granite by the west bound train. United States Attorney for Idaho, R. Y. Cozier of Moscow, died in San Francisco last Friday. He leaves a widow and two children. The body of P. M. Myers, murderer of George Brownlee, who was lynched Whitebird, was found hanging The body was cut down near from a tree, and removed to Whitebird, where it was buried. Secretary of the Interior Hitchcock has allowed the classification as min eral, by the mineral land commission, of over 600,000 acres of land embraced in 27 townships lying south of Wal lace, and the prospectors and mining men triumph over the land department of the Northern Pacific railway. Waiter, the 4 year old son of Frank Volz, was the victim of a serious acci dent at Sandpoint. While playing he in some manner got hold of a can con taining a small quantity of black pow der and touched a match to it. face is badly burned and it is feared his sight is aifected. The forest fires which have been raging for the past two weeks to the east of Sandpoint and in the Pack river country, started up afresh last week with a high wind. The Pack river fire resulted in property loss, the lumber camps of Martin Piatt and those of Perry & Gordon, timber con tractors, being consumed. Edward Dewey of Nampa has es tablished an annual debate prize of $25 at the University of Idaho, prize is known as the Dewey mem orial prize, year to the student who is given first place in the trial debate held to se lect a team to meet Whitman college. The first prize has been awarded to James Galloway of Weiser. His The it is to be awarded each WASHINGTON NEWS. St. Luke's Protestant hospital at Spokane will be formally opened June è 22 . Kettle Falls citizens are planning elaborate observance of Fourth of July. Pullman will celebrate the Fourth two days, with all the features of a carnival. The production of sugar beets is be coming a large and profitable industry in eastern Washington. Harry J. Skinner has been awarded the contract for building the new Car negie library at Spokane, for $59,185. The Nome traffic to date exceeds that of 1903. The number of passen totals 4,000, as against 3,750 to gers June 10. 1903. With nearly 50 automobiles now be ing driven in Spokane and half a dozen coming, Spokane is fast becom more ing an auto center. Reports from the grain growing sec tions of eastern Washington show a flattering outlook for a record break ing crop in all lines. There are about 450 Rineharts scat tered around the Pacific coast, all eli gible for the Reinhart family reunion at Summerville, Ore. Most of the public schools closed Friday after one of the most prosper years from an educational point in the history of the state. Nearly every department of the com ing Spokane Interstate fair has been provided for and premiums selected, except the fine arts department. President Lucas signed John Ward and Jack Flannery as umpires in the Pacific National league in place of Peck Sharp and Jack McCarthy. The bones of what are supposed to be the remains of a mastodon were unearthed by Thomas Cardwell on his ranch two miles south of Harrington. On July 18 and 19 the Oregon & "Washington Interstate Laun'drymen's association will hold its annual meet ing and election of officers in Spo ous kane. In his first effort at swimming, Eu gene Lehmann, the 14-year-old son L. A. Lehmann, Spokane, was drown Saturday afternoon In Hangman creek. The following fourth class postmas ters have been appointed in this state: Fred M. Jenks, at Govan, Lincoln county, and John H. Moran, at Manila. Spokane county. Captain John Kinzie, U. S. A., re tired, formerly military instructor in the Washington Agricultural college, has gone to Olympia to accept a posi tion with the state militia. The body of a man supposed to be H. B. Chapman, a telegraph operator of Bristol, who oisappeared mysteri ously about May 5, was found near Tjossem's mill and brought to Ellens burg. Much improvement has taken place in Curley since a week ago, owing to railroad work. Men are flocking in and the streets, which a tew days ago were vacant, are now filled with peo pel. The postmaster general has an nounced the following changes in the salaries of presidential postoffices in Washington: Spokane is increased from $3,400 to $3,500; Tacoma increas ed from $3,300 to $3,400. The Independent Order of Odd Fel lows of Spokane is making arrange ments to erect a three story stone and brick building. The building will cost between $75,000 and $100,000, and in all probability will be completed some time next fall. The state convention of county school supci intendents has adjourned its three days' session at Spokane, af ter adopting the report of the commit tee on legislation. The most import ant provh ion of the report was a rec ommendation that no change in the present text book law be countenanc ed. The present law permits all dis tricts which have a high school to adopt such supplemental text books as may be needed without any refer ence to the books which the state has adopted. OREGON ITEMS. The strawberry season is nearing its height around Milton and Free water. Walter J. Honeyman, a well known Portland business man, died suddenly last week. Good showers last week did much to restore frostbitten wheat to its nor mal condition. Portland saloon boxes are doomed, as the mayor has signed the ordinance prohibiting the ancient custom. The La Grande Light & Power com pany has sold its entire holdings to the Thronson Brothers and C. J. Broughton of Dayton, Wash. Llewellyn Uegg, who shot and killed Jack Halsted last week at Baker City, was arraigned before Judge Messick in the charge of murder. He was com mitted to the county jail without bail. Seth W. Brace, a rancher living near Union, was instantly killed in a run away accident recently. His wife, who was with him at the time, escaped with a number of severe bruises. Raymond Fulton, a son of Mrs. Ful ton of Pocatello, was drowned in the Port Neuf river two miles west of He got into a skiff which be drifted down town. came unfastened and stream. The boy became frightened, jumped out, and was drowned. His sis ter, who was also in the skiff, was rescued with difficulty. The boy was 10 years old. MONTANA NOTES. There is talk of erecting a Masonic temple in Missoula. Missoula will entertain next year's state convention of the Bpworth league. The management of the Bdtte ball club is losing no time in the endeavor to strengthen weak points in the team. Anaconda's steam fire engine has returned, after doing first class work at the Insane asylum at Warm Springs recently. C. J. Anderson, a Chicago wrestler, defeated Jack Curran at Great Falls, throwing him three times in 51 min utes and 68 seconds. The first wool sale in Park county is reported. John H. Harvat has sold the wool from 10,000 head of sheep to Jere miah Williams & Co. of Boston for 13 1-3 cents a pound. The Royal Arch Masons of Missoula are arranging for a big conclave and installation ceremonies, to be held on the afternoon and evening of June 17. Lumber is on the ground for the erection of the Odd Fellows' hall at Forsythe, which will be erected as soon as the brick can be secured for the walls. Edna Wiggins, the 16 year old girl whose mysterious disappearance a few days ago in Butte caused the police no end of trouble, was discovered in a Park street lodging house. Miss Wig gins. it appears, had grown tired of the restraints of home and decided to leave. Frank Brien, a brakeman employed on the Boulder branch of the Northern Pacific, met with a serious accident re cently in the Helena yards. He was engaged in uncoupling the engine from a train, when in some manner fie fell beneath the engine, the wheels sever ing the right leg at the knee. on en at British Columbia Notes * Boundary ore shipments last week bring the total for the year over 350, 00b toas ' , J . . . , , t The Rossland ore shipments for last rrLT® 50 ' ' ~ J?" 8 ' f w ^ , T G Blackstock of the War Eagle ell er htdr a 0SS a con urns e London report of a merget of those properties. The new capital is to be $10 500 000 The Crofton smelter is to resume work. Manager Bellinger says smelt ing will start within six weeks. He „.ni „„H ic * . . .... y „ . „ rue tt .. * * ' a ^ aat , s lns a a lo u 1 ^ e „ SS • reenwuo a\e, wi ew excep ions, juim a in^ an agreement to advance the local time one lour, t us eg nnmg ic usiness day earlier and giv ng eir emp oyes one hour more of day g t at l le en of the day for récréa ion. The mining recorder at Greenwood reports an issue of 40u free miners licenses, dating at midnight, May 31 last. The subolBces at Beaverdell ana McKinney have not yet reported, but the total for the district will easily reach 500. The development of the high grade mines of the camp has given a fresh Impetus to prospecting. Some very fine strikes have recently been made in Long Lake camp Dr. Otto Sussman of Irankfort, Ger many, an eminent metallurgist, has been spending a week in the Boundary maklng a close examination of mines and smelters. Most of the time was spent in thorough examination of the Granby mines, both above and below ground. Dr. Sussmann is connected with the German branch of the Amer lean Metal company, a large New York concern interested in handling the product of Boundary mines when it gets into marketable form. ITEMS OF INTEREST GATHERED DURING THE PAST WEEK. Labor Trouble Still Exists Down in Colorado— Coeur d'Alene Output Is Greater Than Ever— B. C. Mines Busy—Accidents and Personals. Trinidad, Col.—Seven union miners charged with being Implicated in a plot against nonunion men at Stark ville have been deported to New Mex ico by the military authorities and ordered not to return to Colorado. All the other military prisoners, eight in number, have been released. Mining Notes. Twenty miles of ditch and flume are be built to get water for Tyson placers in Idaho. John A. Finch, who has been ill at his home in Spokane for a month, is reported as steadily improving. After a closedown of six months, the Gold Hunter mill near Mullan, Idaho, has commenced grinding again, A dividend of 1J6 per cent on com mon stock of the Federal Mining and Smelting company has been declared. William Bakka, treasurer of the Red Lodge( Mont.), Miners' union, has dis appeared and $1,054 of the organiza tion's funds are missing. Extensive plans for increasing the output of the quarries of the Crystal Marble company and for enlarging the finishing plant in Spokane are being made. The convention of the Western Fed eration of Miners has reaffirmed its political action of the 10th and 11th annual conventions in favor of so cialism. Five dollars a ton for freight and smelting is the new rate under which the Mountain Lion mine at Republic, Wash., will resume shipping its ore to the smelter. T. G. Campbell, assayer at the Stan dard mill at Wallace, Idaho, was held up at the front door of the mill office and relieved of $90 cash and a watch The fob valued at $40. The Hercules won contest. The pe tition of Ambergris Mining company to reopen the case was denied, suit involves the right to a patent on the Anna claim in the Coeur d'Alenes. Seventy-three per cent lead, with a trace of silver, is the result of an as say from a sample of ore taken from the recent strike on the Douglas prop erty, in the Pine creek district, Idaho. "I intend to open up the Black Bear fraction this summer." says Peter Ber nier, mining man of Wallace, Idaho. The property is a quarter of a mile from Gem, Idaho, and adjoins the Frisco mine. The Senator Stewart lead-silver mine, near Government gulch, near Wardner, which has recently begun shipping ore, has installed a Cornish jig to handle the second class and lower grade ore. The United States circuit court of appeals has denied the plaintiffs' peti tion for rehearing in the following The Tacoma Mill company vs. rases. Black Hills & Northwestern Railroad company. Bunker Hill & Sullivan Min company vs. C. T. Jones. Since sluicing began in the Klondike May 8 a royalty has been paid on 55.763 ounces of gold, or nearly two tons. This is the largest amount ever produced up to June 1 in this dis-, trict. Last year only 11,000 ounces were taken out in a similar period. W. H. Plummer of Spokane has tak a bond on the Cougar gold mine, in eastern Oregon, 12 miles northeast of Sumpter, and leaves for the east this morning to negotiate with New York and Boston people for the purchase of the mine. The bonding price is given $600,000. "The Central Idaho Mining bureau, through its members, will ask the next session of the Idaho legislature for $25,000, to build a wagon road from Stiles U P the south fork of the Clear ' water, and other water courses to Buffa , o Hump » says Fred W ood. sec retary tbe bureau _ The highest price ever heard of for mlning gtock was for stock , n the Na . aca mine, in Chihuahua state, Mexico. The quotations on this stock were $11. ^ ^ and ?l3 000 asked . The com . was incorporated for only 300 ** ... , , « 1An shar ® 3 at the . l ? ar val , ue of $1 °° 6 h ' and 1 was a blg P roducer - After 40 bours of desperate effort tbe , parly ° f rescue " a a ' wo ? a ' Hackberry mine In the Big Butte dis tnct, near Prescott, Anz.. came to the bodies of the two imprisoned miners, Mason King and Perry Hawkins. The men were imprisoned by the fire which broke out at the mouth of the mine. Governor McBride of Washington hag appointed william F. Merchant ^ walla Walla and L. K. Armstrong Spokane delegates to the seventh annual American mining congress, which meets at Portland August 22 to ^ inc i us i ve- The state is entitled tQ 15 delegates, and the governor de gireg tbe nameg G f those who wish to ag delegales sent blm as s00 n as poss i b i e Hundred8 of prospectors and miners baye taken locatlons w ithln the past few dayg on Nlpple mountain( abou t 13 m}leg g()Uth of Cripple Creek, Colo., where a gold bearlng dike has been disc0V ered. Samples of ore from the dike which baye been assayed run ^ 12 tQ a tQU in go ] d xt is eatllnated lbat x 000 c i allns have al ro been 8taked in the new district, The has been named Bullvllle, frQm ouU artz found there in ^ i n e a * between Butte workingmen amel er men's unions resulted re 13 whltecaps to the m b 0re mine of the Anaconda Min . of „ropertles and . . wounding of Janies r*aige the serious wounding or James raige, a timekeeper, who was beaten and kicked into insensibility by maskec thugs. The gang of whitecaps was in search of Morgan Howell, a nonunion man, who professed willingness to al ly himself with the workingmen's un ion but not with the smeltennen. Paige attempted to save Howell and was assaulted. Howell escaped in j ury Wreck of Excursion Train. Rossville, Ind., June 6.—While run ning at a high rate of speed, a Monon excursion train from Hammond to In dianapolis was wrecked here by a de fective rail. The engine and four coaches were thrown from the track and almost buried in the embankment, but none of the 300 passengers were seriously injured. The rails and road bed were torn up for a distance of 100 feet. A part of the defective rail which caused the wreck crashed through the floor and roof of the baggage car, nar rowly missing dozens of passengers. A special thanksgiving service was held by the excursionists at a little church near the railroad. LATE NEWS ITEMS. The United States gunboats Castine and Marietta have arrived at Tngier oompleting, with the cruisers Brook lyn and Atalanta, the American squad ron sent there in connection- with the kidnaping by the bandit Rsuli of Ion Perdions, the American, and his step son, Cornwell Varley, British subject. The population are deeply impressed by the asmsembling^of so many United States war vessels, and people living outisde the city are removing there for safety. The 3000 machinists employed in the companies composing the Metal Trade, association of Chicago are on at strike as a protest against the 10 hour day, and all of the 115 shops represented in the association will close. At a recent conference in St. Louis between Norman E. Mack of NewYork and Joseph W. Folk, relative to the latter's name being considered in con nection with the temporary chairman ship of the national convention, Mr. Folk declined to sanction the use of his name Rather than face ultimate starvation while suffernig agony from a broken limb, Sam Benton, a miner, ended his life with a revolver near the trail to Marshal lake mining district.in Idaho. His body w T as found and buried in the hills. JAPANESE LEGATION AT WASH Washington, June 7.—The Japanese legation has received the following ca blegram from the home government at Tokio, bearing on events at Port Arthur: "Admiral Togo reports that accord ing to a message received by him through wirole8s telegraph from the captain of the cruiser Chltose, which w»« cruising oft Port Arthur, four masts, one with wireless telegraphic instruments and sentry box were seen on the top of Llaotlshan. Great ex Plosions were heard and rising of dense 8moke was observed repeatedly in the direction of Port Arthur." Search for Wireless Stations. Tokio.— It is suspected here that the Russians at Port Arthur are communl eating with points on the Chinese coast by means of wireless telegraphy, The C hitose steamed in close to Llaotishan promontory and discovered four masts and a watch house near the coast. One of these masts evidently was fitted up for wireless telegraph operations. The station was beyond the range of the Chltose's guns. The Chitose reports having heard a series of explosions at Port Arthur and be lieves them to have resulted from blasting preparatory to the emplace ment of new batteries. The Japanese torpedo boat destroy er Ikazuchl discovered and exploded a large mine off Sanshan island, at the entrance to Talienwan bay. The Jap anese naval authorities engaged in clearing out Uie mines In the vicinity of Talienwan bay are employing Japan ese shell divers from Kushiu province for the purpose. These divers volun leered for this work and are wonder fully expert. Cheefoo.—But two miles separated l ke Japanese and Russian armies on the Liaotung peninsula on June 2, ac cording to Chinese who have arrived here * rom Dalny - ° n June 2 the Ja P anese forces were within seven miles of the outer forts ° f P ° r t Arthu f- ° llly tw ° aWay f rom tbe Ruffian army which is ready to prote8t their further advance. The Chlnese believed that there would be a blg battle at thls P oint 11 is also s,ated by the Chine8e that the Japanese ha ve moved their base to Da|ny from Talienwan Th e Russian gunboat Giliak was tor pedoed and destroyed at Fort Arthur, Blows Up Twenty Men. Colorado Springs, Col., June 7.—A special states that an explosion of pow der wrecked the Florence and Cripple Creek train at Findley station, on Bull hill, shortly after midnight in the Crip ple Creek district, and resulted in the death of between 15 and 20 lives. No explanation of the explosion or further details about the loss of life can be se cured. INGTON GETS CABLEGRAM. Admiral Togo Reports From Storm Center—Russians Working Overtime on Wireless Telegraph—Their Mines Exploded by Japs—Armies Close to Each Other. Tornado Sweeps Big Section. Lawton, Okla.—A tornado in the Ki owa and Comanche nations has de molished a great number of residences and business houses at numerous small towns and laid waste dozens of farms. One person is known to have been kill ed and about a dozen are believed to have been injured, one fatally. It is reported that the towns of Chattanoo ga and Faxons, small places, have been entirely wiped out. They are known to have been in the track of the storm. Wires are down and de tails are lacking. The town of Hulen also is reported to have been com pletely destroyed. MONTANA NOTES. The state board of pardons has ap proved the pardons granted to Fred and Arthur Connie, brothers, and B. J. Marnell. In resisting robbery by two masked thugs Gus Sjovic, one of the propri etors of the Cash market at Great Falls, was seriously and perhaps fa tally shot, the robber's bullet pierc ing his right chest and penetrating the lung. A strike occurred among graduates of the state agricultural college at Bozeman when the exercises were about to begin. Of 10 graduates nine refused to take their diplomas because one of the class had been refused a diploma on account of alleged irregu larities in his examination. Lifeless and unidentified, the body of a man lies at Butte, and at the county jail is Frank W. Ironsides, who admits that he fired the shot which caused the death of the unknown man. He says he was being held up by the man now dead and grabbed up a revolver and fired, believing he was about to be killed.