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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 sonals. The $300,000 cyaniding plant at Re public, Wash, .which was to treat the ores of the once famous Republic mine, as well as the ores from other mines of that camp, is to be sold at public auction Saturday, August 6, at 10 a. m. The sale will be conducted by W. J. C. Wakefield, master in chan cery, and will take place at the main entrance of the cyaniding plant, a ■short distance south of the tow r n of Republic. British Columbia Notes. The May shipments from the Ymlr returned $16,70ft to the company. A report has been received from the Fisher Maiden mine, in the Slocan district, that the big tunnel is in 880 feet. The British Columbia Copper com pany is rt ported to have started a pack train taking out the high grade ores from the Roderick Dhu mine in the Boundary district, on which the com pany holds a bond. The Greyhound mineral claim, in Deadwood camp, has been sold to A. M. Whiteside. The concentrator at the Velvet- Port land mine, 20 miles southwest of Ross land, will start July 15. John McKane and Dr. Edward C. Bowes, formerly well known mining men of Rossland, are reported to have a lease on the Kernick mine at Tona pah, Nevada. In the five test damage cases against the Crow's Nest Coal company, which grew out of the explosion of the Coal creek mines on May 22, 1902, judg ment has been rendered by Justice Martin in the supreme court in favor of the defendants, the Crow's Nest Coal company. The Brown-Alaska company's copper smelter on Prince of Wales island, Alaska, will blow in about August 1. Ore shipments from different mines of the Boundary district for the year thus far run considerably over 400,000 tons. Anthony J. McMillan, managing di rector of the Le Roi mine, says it is not their present Intention to close either the Le Roi mine or the North port smelter. Mining Notes. Pueblo, Col.—It Is announced that the American Smelting & Refining will distribute $100,000 company among its employes who have been with the company for the past two years. This is following out the profit sharing system which was announced two years ago. The amount distribut ed will amount to 12 Vè per cent of the total earnings of the men for the two years. A gold strike is reported from Med ford, Ore., and many prospectors are said to be flocking to that country. In some manner J. E. Wilkins, a miner at the Morning mine at Mullan, Idaho, became caught between a car and the wall of one of the tunnels in the mine and before being extricated was badly pinched. He will recover. Wardner— M. E. Haller, an employe of the Federal Mining company, while trying to stop an ore car, slipped and fell. His hand was caught and badly mashed between the car and ore chute. The bones were broken and the flesh badly torn over his entire hand. Seven thousand one hundred miners in the employ of the various furnace corporations in the Birmingham, Ala., district, suspended work recently pend ing the adoption of a new scale of wa ges. Baker City, Ore.—The Rock Creek Electric Power & Transmission com has turned on the current from pany its big plant located on Rock creek, about 16 miles northwest of this city. The machinery worked perfectly. The company can generate electricity by both steam and water power. The mines east of the city, where there is a scarcity of timber, are fast adopt ing electricity as a motive power, at mill and hoist. . The Larica gold mine at Blewett, Wash., in Chelan county, is reported to be working 75 men and milling from 140 to 150 tons of ore a day. Troy, Mont.—Much excitement has been caused in this district by the dis covery of several rich deposits of cop per ore near Troy. The Hidden Treasure mine at Lake view, Idaho, is shipping 20 tons of ore to the Tacoma smelter. The ore will run about 100 ounces of silver to the ton and some copper. Wardner.—During June the Bunker Hill & Sullivan shipped approximately 6.000 tons of concentrates and crude ore. the largest monthly shipment ever made from a single mine in the Coeur d'Alenes. Paul Johnson, a mining man of Alas ka, is in Spokane. f The California Consolidated mill, in the Coeur d'Alenes, is concentrating about 80 tons of ore a day. Jack Ward will start work on his group of claims near the head of Nine Mile creek, in the Coeur d'Alene coun try. The New York mine, in the Green horn district, near Sumpter, Ore., is expected to start operating the 10 stamp mill in a few days. On the Granite mine, in the Coeur d'Alenes, which was recently purchas ed by Finch & Campbell. 10 men are working on an upraise to connect the upper and lower workings. Work has been resumed on the Springfield copper mine, in the Coeur d'Alenes, with a force of five men. A crosscut tunnel is being run to tap the ledge at a depth of 400 feet. Colonel G. W. E. Dorsey of Boise. Idaho, and John C. Rogers of Weiser, Idaho, are reported to have a bond on the Blue Jacket mine, in the Seven Devils camp, and a force of men will be put to work immediately. The prop erty includes seven claims. The Senator Stewart mine on Sierra | Nevada gulch, in the Coeur d'Alene, country, is reported to be shipping a car of ore every week. Manager John Hampson of the Alice mine, near Cranston, B. C., expects the mill and the tramway at the mine to a be operating in 60 days. j The Blue Bell company has received | a Sibley stove and 500 feet of pipe to be used for airing their property on 1 Sophia mountain, near Big Sheep creek. Wash. The Italian mine, on Arnett creek, near Salmon. Idaho, has doubled its force and is installing a concentrator. The Gold Dust mill will resume op erations July 10 after a four months' shut dow r n. "There will never be another silver dollar coined in this country," said George E. Roberts, director of the United States mint, in a recent inter view at Portland. Mr. Roberts goes to Alaska on a tour of Inspection. He will go as far as Sitka and will return to Portland in time to attend the an nual mining congress in Portland in August. Hump News. ore is being uncovered and a good showing made. The Wise Boy still continues in good ore, but very little can be learned as to the quantity. The roads are drying rapidly and At the Lucky Lad and Rob Roy good freight will start into the camp on wheels by July 10. The reported strike in the Jumbo mine has been one of the chief t0 P lcs of conversation among mining men for is a week. Work on the Colonel shows increas ing values and a steady increasing ore body. AWFUL STORM HITS PENDLETON. Ruins Wheat in Fields and Shakes Homes in Town. Pendleton, Ore., July 4.—A terrific wind and rain storm swept over this section Sunday afternoon, doing very heavy damage to the wheat crop and to city property. The weather observer reports two inches of rain. The Ore gon Railroad & Navigation company's tracks were washed out and the trains are held here. Cellars were flooded and the streets and yards were ruined. No loss of life has yet been reported The estimated damage to city property 11 alone is $20,000. Much of the immense wheat crop of Umatilla county is totally ruined, and thousands of dollars damage was done | to city property. The damage to the wheat crop is j hard to estimate, as the extent of the path of the storm is unknown. Had the storm approached the city I from below instead of above, there would probably have been another | Asbestos towels are among the lat-1 Heppner disaster. est novelties. They do not require soap and water to cleanse them. When soil-1 ed they may be thrown In the fire, and in a few minutes are ready to be | drawn out fresh and clean. Several facts that go to show that the aurora borealis is of terrestial I origin and that it is intimately con nected with the other meteorological phenomena of our planet have recent-1 ly been noted by M. H. Stassano. There is an element of danger in the | consumption of raw salad plants which have been grown upon soil that is pos-1 sibly infected with disease germs that may be present as the result of the appllcatlon of stable manure to the The Spanish minister of agriculture has been authorized to incur expendl-1 tures for requisite methods to fight and exterminate the locusts which soil. have become a plague in Spain. In the year 1903 New Zealand export-1 ed the following quantities of frozen meat: Beef, 21,027,464 pounds: lamb, 76,564,464 pounds; mutton, 146,311,528 pounds. The total exceeded the ex ports of 1902 by 17,000,000 pounds. A school of auctioneering and ora tory will be opened in July at Daven-|of port, Iowa, by Colonel Cary M. Jones, a well known live stock auctioneer, association with several other men of his profession. LATE NEWS OF THE PAST WEEK BRIEFLY TOLD. Choice Selection of Interesting Items Gathered From Exchanges—Cuttings From Washington, Idaho, Montana and Oregon—Numerous Accidents and Personal Happenings Occur. WASHINGTON NEWS. A runaway accident occurred near Lynch's ferry, near Republic, Wash., by which Mrs. Ivy Galloway, widow of blind violinist, lost her life, and her two children and a driver were severe ly i) ru i 8e( j. "Grandma" Young, wife of John young, Sr., died at tue family home in p u ji man recently, John Conway . an engineer on the Great Northern railroad, died at Spo | kane as the result of an accident while rkling on the engine, "Father" William Pelan was install ed as grand prelate of the grand com man dery of Washington Knights Tem a plar, at a recent meeting in Spokane. Following is the state treasurer's j q Uar terly statement of cash balances | jn var j 0U8 funds at the close of busi ness June 30: General fund, over 1 draft> $50.767.31; military, $114,048; in terest, $9,983; current school, $239, .120; permanent school, $565,694; har $ 12 ,081; special land deposits $318; revolving fund, $37,169; grain in spection. $5626; university, $20,888; flsh hatchery> $4,071; United States, $276; deposits, survey of tide lands, $210; state library, $19,942; scientific school. $26,796; capitol building, $170; agricultural college, $25,716; charit able. educational, penal and reforma tory, $47,320; normal schools, $15,951; state capitol commission. $35,263; cap itol building interest overdraft, $83.37 oyster, $2,810; total, $1,203,458; less overdrafts, $5,851. The Stevens County Pioneer asso ciation concluded its first annual pic nic under most favorable circumstan ces and with success. School buildings of this state may be lawfully Insured in mutual fire insur ance companies organized under the , aw of 1903) according to an opinion handed down by Attorney General Stratton. The first case of sunstroke ever re p OI .^ e( j j n Everett section occurred lavt week, when William Rye, member of he Great Northern labor gang, was str i c ken with heat, dying soon after, Secretary of the Treasury Leslie M. Shaw, is to make several campaign speeches in this state. The national banks of Spokane have declared semiannual profits amounting to $68,000. The leave of absence granted to Min ister Harry L. Wilson of Chile, for merly of Spokane, extends for 60 days. Mrs. Emily Gendron, aged 70 years, was dragged to death in a runaway ac cident near her home at Moxee last week. A telephone message from Silver Beach, Wash., says that the Larson Lumber company's mills there are on fire. The plant is valued at $200,0o0. In the near future Miss Grace De Geus, of Everett, will be married to a son of the prime minister and chief magistrate of Holland, Anton Craayo. In the presence of hundreds of mem bers, and as many more guests, the beautiful new $100,000 home of the Spokane Amateur Athletic club was formally thrown open and dedicated week, Corporation Counsel John P. Judson is the oldest practicing lawyer in point I of admission to the bar in the state, The total production of wheat in the | states of Oregon and Washington for the cereal year which ended June 30, 1904, was 33,584,970 bushels, as com pared with 41,679,435 bushels last year. The secretary of the interior has ap proved the selection of public lands made by the Northern Pacific under its | grant to 21,029 acres in the Spokanfe, Seattle and Vancouver land districts. Lawrence Miller of Chicago. Satur I day night won the Pacific coast light heavyweight championship by defeat ing Joe Carroll in the first and second falls of the match in 50 and four mln utes, respectively. The bout was the | fastest ever seen in Bellingham. After eight months of one of the hardest fought strikes in Spokane the master and the journeymen plumbers have practically come to an agree ment. For the first time practically since I it was built the Garfield county jail is empty, I is dead. William Gates, the Reardan pioneer, Mr. Gates was 78 years old and a member of the G. A. R. One hundred and ninety-four home steads were filed upon in the Walla Walla land office during the quarter ended June 30. 1 The picnic and live stock show of the Whitman county grangers, held in Lyle's grove, seven miles southwest Pullman, was a decided success, in]line between Washington and Oreéou The exact location of the boundary I which is so doubtful that it has long been a cause of clashes of authority between flsh commissioners of the two states, has cast doubt on the title to much of the tide land islands in the river, and has again cropped up, and this time in the state land office. OREGON ITEMS. The postmaster general has declined the request of the Lewis and Clark exposition authorities for the issuShce of a special series of postage stamps commemorative of the exposition. The report that an order was Issued by Senator Levi Ankeny that no em ploye in his banks shall speculate, as a result of the failure of C. B. Wade, is without confirmation in Pendleton. Only raining stock is under the ban. Three of the four children of John Sobeska of St. Helens were drowned recently In Milton creek. The children had gone to the creek to bathe. The bodies were recovered later. John So beska, the father, attempted to commit suicide less than a week ago. It is reported that the Northern Pa cific has completed arrangements with the O. R. & N. so that the Northern Pacific trains will soon be running into Portland over the O. R. & N. tracks from Pendleton. A fire which started in a livery sta ble destroyed the business section of Lafayette recently. The loss is esti mated at $15,000. A IDAHO SQUIBS. The supreme court has denied the application for a writ of habeas cor pus for D. C. Abel, in jail at Moscow in default of payment of a fine Imposed for peddling buggies without taking out a license. At Mountain Home William McNeely, the man who robbed the Silver City stage some days ago, broke jail abd all trace of him has been lost. He also liberated C. A. Spealman, await ing trial on the charge of passing bo gus checks. In attempting to board a moving Northern Pacific passenger train be low Mace, Richard Ellington, a miner at the Mammoth, was struck by the cars and instantly killed. He was 34 years old, unmarried, and had been in the Coeur d'Alenes since last Novem ber. He came from Joplin, Mo. During a severe electrical storm at Wardner, lightning struck in several places near houses. Previous to the storm the temperature reached 100 de grees in the shade, the hottest in Wardner for years. The Kendrick brick works, which have been closed since June 15 on ac count of a break in the machinery, have resumed operations. MONTANA NOTES. From the fact that 43 bounty cer tificates have been paid by Missoula county in the past month for bear pelts and the killing of more than a dozen bear, upon whose pelts bounty has not been paid, it is believed that a new record of big game has been es tablished for the state, if not. Indeed, for the entire Rocky mountain district. Several of the bear were of immense size. Several were killed within six miles of the city. Sergeant of Police Robert J. Hanna was Instantly killed by two holdups at Billings while he was attempting to capture them. Sheriff George Hub bard was shot through the hand. The shooting followed the holdup of the Owl saloon and gambling resort at about 1 o'clock, when about 12 men were compelled to throw up their hands. The robbers contented them selves with taking all the cash in sight on the tables, amounting to about $2,000. One of the robbers' accom plices was captured. A Northern Pacific water tank at Bozeman was blown up by dynamite recently. There is no clue to the per petrators. Officials believe that the ■explosive was stored by the tank to be used in a prospective holdup of a train, and that it was set off by ac cident. At the suggestion of the Illinois state's attorney Judge Meyers has dis missed the Indictment against Mrs. Annie Colton Works of Helena, who was arrested there in April, charged with the murder of her husband, Mi chael Colton, In Bloomington, in 1897. Attendance at World's Fair. St. Louis, July 5.—The attendance at the world's fair for the week end ing July 2 was 540,340. Up to and in cluding July 2 the total attendance since the opening of the fair was 4, 500,952. Russia Calls for More Men. St. Petersburg, July 5.—The Official Messenger publishes a call for a fresh mobilization of troops in the district of St. Petersburg. The call does not indicate how many me nwill be af fected. James Hamilton Lewis Speaks. St. Louis. July 5.—Governor George Pardee of California and J. Hamilton Lewis of Washington and others de livered Monday orations in Festival hall at the world's fair. In Dresden, Germany, there has been established a school for locomotive apprentices who will be given an op portunity for special study on three evenings in the week and on Sunday mornings. 'll ADMIRAL TOGO REPORTS THAT HT SENT TWO DOWN. A Guardship and Torpedo Boat De stroyer Gone—Japs Surround Them —Activity Near Port Arthui—Heavy Rains Cause Manchuria to Be Flood ed—Neither Army Can Move. Tokio, July 4.—A belated report from Admiral Togo records a successful at tack at the entrance of Port Arthur last Monday night, June 27. in which a Russian guardship and a Russian tor pedo boat destroyer were sunk. The guardship is described as hav ing two masts and three funnels. She was either a battleship or a first class cruiser and she was torpedoed and de stroyed. The torpedo boat destroyer was struck and then blew up and sank. Admiral Togo reports the loss of one officer and 13 men killed, and one of ficer and two men wounded. He makes no mention of damage to his fleet. The Twelfth torpedo boat flotilla, un der command of Commander Yamada, delivered the attack. The Japanese vessels were revealed by the Russian searchlight and the shore forts opened a heavy fusilade upon them. The Rus sian guard ship was surrounded and attacked by the Japanese, who saw the vessel sink amid the huge volume of water thrown up by the heavy explo sion. Following this, the Russian tor pedo destroyers at once attacked the Japanese vessels, which responded to the onslaught. A Russian destroyer, whlel within the area lit by the search lights, was seen to explode, .rise, fall back Into the water sideways and sink. The guardship sank near the base of Golden hill. The cause for the delay by Admiral Togo in forwarding this report is not known, but it is presumed that he was busy and did not have lime to commu nicate with Tokio. Activity Near Port Arthur. Recent reports from Russian sources, Cheefoo and elsewhere, mention con tinued activity and several engage ments by land and by sea near Port Arthur from June 24 to June 30. A Russian official report said that on the night of June 24-25, Japanese torpedo boats approached the fortress at Port Arthur and that on June 26 a Japanese land attack was supported by a can nonade from the warships. During the evening of June 29 the forts and bat teries at Port Arthur opened fire on Japanese torpedo boats. A dispatch from Cheefoo said a big battle was fought on land near Port Arthur on June 26 and 27. No mention, however, has been made of Russian losses to correspond with those reported by Ad miral Togo. The Russian torpedo boat destroyer Lieutenant Burukoff left Port Arthur the night of Tuesday, June 28, and reached Newchwang the next day. She is believed to have come out with dispatches for St. Petersburg. The foreign office has given out a dispatch dated June 30 announcing that the Russian warships safely reentered Port Arthur after the fight of June 23 and that not one of them was damaged. Refugees from Port Arthur who have arrived at Chefoo report that four Rus sian battleships, with gunboats and torpedo boats, are kept in the harboi* while two battleships, five cruisers and a flotilla of torpedo boats make excur sions to sea. Foreigners who left Port Arthur the evening of July 1 reached Chefoo July 2. Their reports made no mention of the sinking of two Russian warships. Recent Russian denials of naval losses have been particularly directed to 'the statement contained in a pre vious report from Admiral Togo that on June 23 the Japanese inflicted seri ous losses on the Russian fleet off Fort Arthur. Manchuria a Vast Marsh. Llaoyong, July 5.—The whole of Manchuria seems to have turned into a marsh and the weather almost pre cludes a movement by either side. It is reported that the Japanese are near Liaoyang and a battle is expected when the weather permits. The coun try is such that a few days of sunshine will dry the roads. It is reported that 20,000 Japanese are working around toward Mukden, but this is scarcely credited. The city of Naples offers a charter for a system of five different lines of railroads, of which three must be un derground. The central underground station. It is said, will be 314 feet be low the surface. Solomon Berliner, consul at Tene "I believe riffe, Canary Islands, says; nowhere in the world is land held at Good land. as high figures as here, with water facilities, has been sold at $4,866 per acre." Men who talk much have their beards grow gray earlier than their hair. dious, or think much, becomes gray long before their beards. The hair of men who are stu The International Seamen's union has 40,000 affiliated members.