ITEMS OF INTEREST GATHERED
DURING THE PAST WEEK.
General Bell of Cripple Creek Says
Every Union Miner and Sympathizer
Must Leave That Country— B. C.
Mines Busy—Accidents and Per
One hundred and fifty delegates to
the convention of Western Federation
of Miners at Denver have returned to
their homes. At a meeting of the ex
ecutive board $1,000 was placed on de
posit for the relief of the wives and
children of union miners in the Cripple
"The executive board will see that
no militiaman will take the food from
the mouths of these people," said Vice
President Williams." They destroyed
the co-operative store at Cripple Creek
for that purpose, but the board will
attend to the wants of these needy
ones. More money will be deposited if
British Columbia Notes.
So far this year Boundary mines
have maintained an output of nearly
70,000 tons monthly.
Work on the Phoenix branch of the
V., V. & E. and the Granby spur is
Foreclosure on the Iron Mask mine
at Rossland has been perfected by
D. C. Corbin of Spokane, as trustee
for the various interests. He has final
Seven hundred square miles of the
choicest coal and oil bearing land in
east Kootenay will be immediately
thrown open for development by the
British Columbian government.
A surprise awaited the inhabitants
of Phoenix Saturday morning. A high
wind prevailed most of the night, and
by daylight the earth was covered
with nearly five inches of snow.
P. D. Weeks of the American Engi
neering company of New York city
has been engaged by the Sullivan
Group Mining company to construct
the smelter at. the mine near Marys
ville, B. C.
As soon as the trail from Crawfords
Bay to Nelson is completed the Five
Metals Mining & Smelting company
will commence to ship silver-lead ore
from its property, which Is situated
across Kootenay lake from Ainsworth,
The big tunnel at the Rambler-Cari
boo mine in the Slocan country is now
in about 300 feet. Compressed air
has been put on the mine, so that in
the future work will proceed more
rapidly. The tunnel will be 4,400 feet
when completed, which will be in two
One of the richest, if not the richest,
strikes ever recorded in the Slocan,
has been made in the Rambler-Cariboo
near McGuigan. A recent sample
weighs some hundreds of pounds and
is the finest in point of size and free
dom from anything which might tend
to bring it into the concentrating class
ever seen in Kaslo. A remarkably fine
shoot of ore was encountered in the
700 foot level, and was drifted on
north and south for 120 feet or so,
the ore maintaining its quality and
quantity for the entire distance.
Thirty-five or forty men are working
at the Continental mine, 22 miles west
of Port Hill, Idaho, near Priest Lake.
John Koelichson, a Hungarian miner
at the Morning mine at Mullau, Idaho,
sustained a broken leg by being struck
by falling rock in the mine.
L. L. Gregg, for a number of years a
millman in the employ of various com
panias of the Coeur d'Alenes, has ac
cepted the management of the E. & E.
20 stamp mill at Bourne, Ore., near
Two good ledges of free milling ore
are reported to have been discovered
in the vicinity of Sullivan lake, Idaho,
and as a result a number of people
have left Newport, Wash., to prospect
in the vicinity of the new find.
The iron mines, 12 miles west of
Valley, Wash., owned by J. D. Farrell
of the Great Northern railroad, have
been closed down and J. M. Davey,
who has been foreman in charge of
the work, has gone to St. Paul.
W. S. Rogers-of Spokane says that
he and Alf Gillon have purchased of
A. J. Young a group of seven iron
claims six miles east of Valley, Wash.,
for $25,000, of which $5,000 was cash
and the balance in six and 12 months.
Norman C. Jones of Manitou, one of
the pioneers of Colorado Springs, Col.,
was instantly killed recently by an
express train. He was walking upon
the track and evidently did not hear
the approaching train, being hard of
C. S. Verrill, a mining engineer of
New Haven, Conn'., who has been at
Republic, Wash., the past two or three
months in professional practice, has
left for Seattle, whence he will go to
Juneau. Alaska, to examine mining
"Thomas Oreenough. E. Dempsle, G.
B. Dennis of Spokane, and John C.
Wilson of Belton, Mont., have secured
5,000 accès of oil lands in northwestern
Montana. Work will begin immediate
ly on at least one well, and others will
be started soon afterward.
The death is reported of Mike O'Fla
herty, an eccentric prospector, who is
supposed to lie buried beneath an im
mense snowslide, which swept over the
old miner's cabin, in the Wise river
one time superintendent of the Hecla
Mining company, one of the largest
concerns of its kind at that time in
Montana. He was 70 years old.
It is expected the work of overhaul
ing the 16 to 1 mill near Wallace, Ida.,
will be commenced within a few weeks
Since development work was resumed
six weeks ago an excellent body of ore
ha| been uncovered in the lower work
O'Flaherty was at
Acting under the orders of Adjutant
General Sherman M. Bell of the Colo
rado national guard, a special train
made up at Victor, Col., for the
deportation of 76 union miners,
train comprised a combination baggage
•ar and two day coaches. Almost im
mediately the work of loading the men
began. They were marched to the
train between heavy lines of militia
and deputies. A crowd of fully 1,000
people had collected to see the men
placed on board. Among the specta
tors were wives and sisters, fathers
and mothers of the deported men, and
the scenes were very affecting. Moth
ers, sisters and sweethearts cried good
by and tried to push through the lines
for a parting handshake. The militia
men dumped the men on the prairie
just over the Colorado line. At the
point where they were set down there
is no eating house nor railway station,
and the men were practically desti
General Sherman M. Bell says;
have indisputable evidence in my pos
session which will lead to the convic
tion of a number of union men for the
murder of the nonunion miners who
were killed in the Independence depot
explosion. We have between 36 and 40
men in the bullpen who will swing for
this crime. We are only waiting to
capture two or three more men before
we tell what our evidence is.''
At Victor, Col., Andy Pavitsch was
killed and John M. Marshall fatally in
jured by the explosion of a missed shot
in Stratton's Independence mine. Both
of Marshall's eyes were blown out.
"Tëâcê is coming to Cripple Creek,
Col., if General Sherman M. Bell, mili
tary commander of Teller county, can
accomplish all that he has planned to
do. It will come through forcible ex
pulsion of all persons who owe allegi
ance to the Western Federation of
Miners, or who express sympathy with
the miners' union.
It is expected that Senator Hey
burn will deliver the Fourth of July
oration at Wallace.
The dead body of Thomas W. F. Sut
tie, a cook, was found in a boxcar four
miles east from Huntington Sunday.
A report was received at Asotin that
the body of Fred Abel, who was drown
ed in the Grand Ronde river three
weeks ago, had been found by William
Miller about 30 miles below where he
Thinking he was protecting himself
against some contagious disease, with
which he had come in contact, Joseph
Peachey, a farmer living a mile north
of Spokane, took half a cup of for
maldehyde and soon afterwards died
By a headon collision occurring in
the yards of the Northerp Pacific rail
road at Trout Creek, Mont.,early Mon
day morning Engineer William A.
Brown, residing at E 121 Fourtli ave
nue, Spokane, |was killed. It is re
ported that his fireman, was injured,
but the report can not be verified.
Engineer Brown was at the throttle
of ajhelping engine on the front of an
extra eastbound freight |eugine which
Engineer Brown was running was
light, and was telescoped between the
two heavier freight engines.
Officials of the railroad cannot say
at this time if there were any others of
the train injured, but it is thought
there were on others seriously injured.
A. Beamer, superintendent Jof the
Spokane division, left immediately for
het scene of the accident, and is now
at Trout Creek. The body of the dead
engineer will be brought to Spokane.
Baseball at Spokane.
The schedule for the season at Spo
kane is as follows:
Butte—April 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, May
1; May 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22; Septem
ber 6. 7, 8, 9, 10. 11.
30; June », 23, 24, 25, 26. 27; July
6, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10; August 31, September
1, 2. 3. 4, 6.
Boise—June 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6; June 30.
July 1, 2, 3, 4, 6; August 9, 10, 11, 12,
13, 14; August 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28.
May 25. 26. 27, 28, 29,
LATE NEWS OF THE PAST WEEK
Choice Selection of Interesting Items
Gathered From Exchanges—Cullings
From Washington, Idaho, Montana
and Oregon—Numerous Accidents
and Personal Happenings Occur.
Spokane is soon to be supplied with
The democratic state convention will
be held at Bellingham August 2.
Harvest in some parts of Columbia
county will be delayed until nearly
Walla Walla barbers are scored by
the state board of barbers. They-claim
the shops are unsanitary.
Casting banana peelings on streets
or sidewalks is to be made a misde
meanor in South Bend, Wash.
Two thousand people attended the
A. O. U. W. picnic at Waitsburg. The
affair was a complete success.
Unions affiliated with the American
Federation of Labor will form a sec
ond trades council in Spokane.
Joseph F. Kennedy, a veteran paint
er of Spokane, was killed in a run
away last Saturday in Spokane.
Roy Painter, stamp clerk at the Wal
la Walla postoffice, has received an ap
pointment in the Philippine service.
Fred" J. McDonald, 15 years old, is
under arrest at Colfax, on a charge
of attempting to pass counterfeit mon
F. C. Charaers was arrested at Wil
bur and found guilty on the charge of
practicing medicine in the state with
out a license.
The foundation tor the Odd Fellows'
building at Garfield has been com
pleted. Work on the structure will be
The Reno post, G. A. R„ of Spokane,
has appointed a committee to see that
desecrators of the stars and stripes
By the breaking of the suction pipe
in the hold the ocean going dredger
Pacific was sunk in 20 feet of water
in the channel at,Tacoma.
The ninth annual meeting of the
Spokane Pioneer society will be held
at Natatorium park June 18, from 3
p. m. to 10 p. m.
General Adna R. Chaffee will inspect
the forts of this state during the com
ing July. He will be accompanied by
other army officers.
Frank Butler of Spokane, brakeman
on the Spokane Falls & Northern train,
was instantly killed Saturday at a
point two miles from Ymir.
Last Saturday the dead body of J.
N. Bovee, a civil war veteran, who
hanged himself in the woodshed of his
home at Portage, Wash., was found.
Bellingham was entirely without wa
ter the first of the week, caused by the
bursting of the big 30 inch main near
the source of supply, at Lake What
Directors of the Spokane Amateur
Athletic association have decided that*
the new club building would be for
mally opened to the members and
their friends June 30.
The Stevens County Pioneer asso
ciation has secured S. C. Hyde of
Spokane to deliver the first annual ad
dress to the association at its annual
picnic in Colville, June 30.
Judge Chadwick refused a change
of venue from Whitman county for
the trial of J. E. Brown, charged with
assault with intent to commit murder,
for shooting T. J. Turnbow.
Frank Baker, aged 60, and whose
previous residence is unknown, fell
from a moving street car at Belling
ham and sustained a fracture of the
spinal cord, which resulted in his
Plans for the new grandstand at the
race track in the fair grounds at Spo
kane have been prepared. They pro
vide for a building 163 feet long, 48
feet wide and 52 feet high that will
seat 3,000 people.
The state college cadets held their
annual competitive drill before 300
people on the college campus. D com
pany, with Captain Clare C. Todd com
manding, won the silver cup for the
best drilled company.
The Spokane Interstate fair man
agement announces that no vaudeville
night show will be given down town
during the fair this year. Instead fire
works displays will be given every
night at the fair grounds.
The 22d annual encampment of the
Grand Army of the Republic, depart
ment of Washington and Alaska, will
be held at Bellingham June 21, 22 and
23. The convention of the Women's
Relief corps will be held on June 21.
The Interior Warehouse company's
big grain warehouse at Diamond, nine
miles west of Colfax, burned recently.
Loss $5,000, with $2,000 insurance. The
fire is supposed to have caught from
a spark from the O. R. & N. passen
Elmer Taylor of Clarkston was
drowned in the Snake river recently.
Taylor was 18 years old.
The president's reception at the Uni
. I .auuo at Moscow was the
society event of the season.
lue pioneers reunion and two days'
picnic on the grounds five miles north
east of Moscow was a great success.
Teddy Dellen, son of Christian Del
len and wife, of Custer. Idaho, was
drowned recently while crossing Mid
dle Fork, about sixty miles from Sal
J. T. Carroll, manager of the Coeur
d'Alene Dumber company, will soon
start the company's mill again at
which came up April 26 has been set
The labor trouble
After a silence of many months, the
rattling of chips and money on the
green cloth is again heard ln Coeur
d'Alene towns. .
As Harry Manning of Hope, was go
ing home, walking on the new grade,
he was struck by an engine and in
stantly killed. He did not pay any
attention to the engine's whistle.
Harvey Rentzaw, postmaster at
Clarkia, met his death by falling while
crossing Marble creek on a log. The
creek is swollen bank full and is full
of boulders. Every effort was made
to save the drowning man.
Two hundred visitors attended the
meetings of the grand lod^e of the
Knights of Pythias of Idaho, which
were held in Wardner June 13, 14 and
15, under the auspices of the Knights
of Pythias lodges of the Coeur d'Alene.
A runaway gravel train was wrecked
at Spalding last Saturday. The SO
foot truss bridge across Lapwai creek
was completely uemolished and four
cars loaded with gravel were reduced
to splinters. The wreck was a serious
one, although no one was badly injur
A riot caused by discussing Cripple
Creek affairs occurred on the Northern
Pacific passenger train near Burke Sat
urday night between two union miners
from the Hercules mine and nonunion
men from the properties of the Federal
Mining & Smelting company. Clubs,
coal, shovels, rocks and other missiles
were hurled by the fighters, and al
though combatants on either side were
badly bruised and cut, none were seri
The United States assay office has
completed the task of computing the
mineral output of Idaho for the year
1903. It shows the total production to
be $20,451,933, an increase of more
than $5,000,000 over the previous year.
Shoshone county is the leading pro
ducer in the state, the total value of
all the metals for the year having been
$7,236,222. A large majority of the
silver produced was from lead ore, the
output of the Coeur d'Alenes ranking
in this class.
Astoria is talking of a new $25,000
Practically all the remaining wool of
Umatilla county was disposed of.
Athena will have an old fashioned
Fourth of July celebration this year.
Postmaster Bancroft of Portland has
sent his resignation to Senator Mitch
A new townsite is to be located at
Foster, three miles below Echo on the
Umatilla river, by R. N. Stanfield.
The course of study of the Oregon
state normal school at Monmouth nas
been increased from three years to
After being a saloon town since its
incorporation, Freewater will no # w be
liquorless, since the carrying of the
local option law in Oregon.
Construction on the extension of the
Sumpter Valley railroad will begin in
a few days. The road will be con
tinued from Tipton toward Prairie
City and the John Day country.
Thomas M. Lavin, proprietor of the
Gem saloon at Sumpter, shot himseif
in the head, dying instantly. He was
crazed with drink and had lost his
wife's esteem. This is the supposed
The new opera house of Miles City
was formally opened last evening.
The prospects for racing this season
at the Bozeman fair grounds track are
Graduates of the State School of
Mines have organized an alumni as
Ray Pike, a man engaged in wood
hauling, committed suicide in his cabin
in Pattee Canyon last week.
Miles City and Fort Keogh will co
operate on the Fourth of July in giving
a fine program.
At Havre a trades and labor council
has perfected organization. Represen
tatives from nine different unions were
Sheriff Savage has returned from
Glendive, where he captured William
Miner, one of the men who escaped
from jail at Billings.
Two masked men at the point of a
gun held up the saloon of Kammontra
brothers at Butte and secured $62.50
for their enterprise.
William Mix of Missoula, 75 years of
age, was thrown from his buggy re
cently and received fatal injuries as
the result of a run away for which an
automobile is responsible.
UNION MINERS FORCED TO LEAVE
'The Czar," General Bell of Colorado
State Militia, Orders the Men
Thrown Into New Mexico and Utah
—Union Miners Cared for by Federa
tion—Appeal to President Roosevelt.
Colorado Springs, June 13.—A spe
cial to the Gazette from Cripple Creek
"The Cripple Creek district experi
enced a quiet Sunday. General Sher
man Bell and staff attended divine
services and transacted no business ex
cept what was absolutely necessary.
"Another party of deported miners
will leave Victor today, their destina
tion being either New Mexico or Utah
This party will consist of about 100
men. A number of arrests were made
today and the peace commission sat
for a few hours and passed on several
"The saloons are opened for the first
time in a week. The closing of the
saloons was one of the factors in bring
ing order out of chaos."
Denver, June 13.—A Republican spe
cial from Holly, Col., says:
About 10 of the deported miners
from Cripple Creek left here at mid
night last night for La Junta, Col ,
Pueblo and Denver. The remainder
are staying in town and are quiet
and orderly and have been so since
their arrival. They have paid cash
for their meals and lodging and made
their purchases at stores and seem to
be well supplied with funds for im
mediate needs. They are worrying
considerably over the welfare of their
families who were left behind in Crip
ple Creek, and say that they are
willing to leave the district forever
if their wives and children are al
lowed to join them. It is probable
that a considerable number nf the ex
iles will go into the country to seek
work on the ranches.
It is understood that all the big
mines except the Portland will resume
operations Monday morning with full
Send in the Federal Troops.
Chicago, June 13.—Organized labor
in Chicago Sunday, through its central
body, the Federation of Labor, passed
a resolution appealing to President
Roosevelt to send federal troops to
Colorado to restore order in the Crip
ple Creek district. The resolution,
which declares that the lives of the
miners are in danger under present
conditions, was mailed to President
In pursuance of another set of reso
lutions adopted by the federation, a
telegram was sent to President Gom
pers of the American Federation of
Labor tonight, suggesting that he con
fer with labor leaders throughout the
country for the purpose of calling a
general meeting to consider the Colo
A general committee was also ap
pointed by the federation whose duty
it shall be to procure legal advice and
take whatever action it may deem
proper to aid the Colorado miners.
Miners Not First to Fire.
Rockvale, Wyo., June 13.—Coal min
ers who were in the skirmish at Dunn
ville when John Carley, one of the
Cripple Creek miners, was killed by
the militia, deny the published report
that the miners were first to fire.
Neither were they entrenched behind
rocks waiting for the militia, accord
ing to their statement, but they ap
peared on the scene and fled immedi
ately when they were fired upon. The
miners deny having fired a shot. They
say it would have been easy for them
to have completely annihilated the
small squad of militiamen had they so
000 trout fry some time this fall, to
be placed in the Little Prickly Pear
At a recent meeting of the directors
of the Sweet Grass county fair associa
tion, the dates of holding the fair were
fixed for September 14, 15, 16 and 17.
William Poolovicz, a laboring man,
tried to board a moving freight train at
Savoy, thirty miles west of Malta, and
was thrown under the Cars. Both
feet were mashed and he was cut about
A fund to be devoted to the work of
the Russian Red Cross society was
opened in Helena recently. Anton
Semenec, a wealthy hide dealer, start
ed it with $200, and as there are many
Russian sympathizers there it is ex
pected the fund will reach large pro
A. P. Héywood, secretary of the
Helena division of the Montana Fish
and Game Protective association, has
received a communication from Wash
ington, D. C., to the effect that the
Helena organization would receive 25,-
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