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SPRING BRINGS ACTIVE WORK IN EVERY SECTION. Item« of Interest of a Miscellaneous Nature Gathered During the Past Week—New Districts Making Good Showings—Many Mining Accidents and Personals. The people of Loomis, Wash., are very much excited over the rich strike made in the Security mine. The force working in this mine ran into two feet of quartz that is literally full of free gold, and assays over $5000 per ton. This ore was encountered in two places in the mine the same day, in the face and in a winze which is being sunk about four feet from the face of the tunnel. The vein in these, places is three feet wide and the pay streak two feet wide. This is the richest strike made on Palmer mountain for several years, if not the riches» ever made on this famous mountain, which contains some very rich veins, and the stride has caused more excitement than any heretofore. BRITISH COLUMBIA. Negotiations for a transfer for the Gibson group, on the South Fork, near Kaslo, are about complied. The fig ures are said to be in the neighborhood of $30,000. Work is soon to start on the Glen garnock, on TendeTfooi creek. Men and provisions have already been shipped to the property. The Ruth is to begin active opera tions at once. The suit of J. H. Clark against J. Frank Collom, involving 80,000 shares in the company owning the Arlington mine, in the siocan has been settled out cf court. Clark claimed the stock as commission for promoting the sale. The suit has been in court three years, and was settled by the payment to the plaintiff of $2000, being his expenses to date. Shipments are gradually increasing, and 90 days are almost certain to see 10,000 tons shipped weekly from the Rossland camp. The manager of the Velvet mine says : "The ore bins are full, and keep so. The recent discovery on the sec ond level south has disclosed over 75 feet of good ore, of a width not de termined.'' The survey for a tramway from the Kootenay mine at Rossland to the Canadian Pacific is complete. It is about a mile and "a quarter in length terminating at Floyd's siding. It will have a capacity of 300 tons of ore daily. Rossland is likely to have another oil concentrator here this summer, The Spitzee company starts construc tion of its new headworks next week The Green Mountain starts installing new boilers and a winding plant next ' week. B. C. îtiblet of Spokane is now put ting in a wire tram three miles long for the Silver Cup, in the Lardeau, to connect the mine with the new 125 ton concentrator which is expected to extract bullion eut of the Silver Cup ore. In the early part of the year D. G Forbes, the general manager of the Silver Cup and the Nettie L. mines, an nounced that provided the properties proved satisfactory under the active development then projected, a concen trating plant would be erected to treat the ores of both mines at a point con venient to the tram. Complete com pressor plants have been installed at both the Silver Cqp and Nettie L. At Morrissey Mines. The ribw town of Morrissey Mines, at the terminus of J. J. Hill's latest railway, the Crow's Nest Southern, is rapidly coming to the front. At the mine itself there are over 600 men at work. The present daily output of coal is about 800 tons. This will be increased to 1,000 tons a day within a few weeks. The Great North ern railway wants 5,000 tons of coal a day from the coal mines. The payroll of the Crow's Nest Pass Coal company here is $40,000 monthly Between the mines and the new town 250 coke ovens are in course of con struction, at a cost of about $250,000 Within a few hundred yards of the town cf Morrissey Mines the govern ment reserve of 50,000 acres of coal lands begins, and when a commence ment is made in the opening up of ■ these coal measure^ another large pay roll will add to the p-osperity already existing. • 16 MINING NOTES. . The bringing of electric power by the Washington Water Tower company of Spokane will work a reformation in the mining industry of the Coeur d'Alenès. ■ The greatest feature will be the reduction made in the price of op erating the mines. The power will be sold to the different mines at $50 per horse pqvyjr #er year. A big strikten Seigle creek, in the Elk City, Idaho, district, is the latest. Wori over the phone says there are a only four men left in Elk, the others having left for the scene of the strike. Three men were drowned at the mouth of the Klondike river recently by the overturning of a canoe. Wil liam Bailey, aged 30 years, formerly of l.ivermore, Cal.; John ilaggland, aged 16 years, and John Frank were the vic tims. The canoe was overturned in a swift eddy, and the men were thrown into the icy water. Four furnaces are running on the Le Roi smelter at Northport, Wash. The new manager, E. J. Wilson, is having everything fed against the blast, instead, of to the center of the furnace. Ten to 12 charges per hour are going through. Fourteen charges were worked on No. 5. but that could not be kept up. The Standard Oil company of New Jersey has declared a dividend for the 1 quarter of $7 per share. The corre ^ponding quarter of last year the divi dend declared was $10 per share. j The spiller plates are in usA again, j after an idleness of about nine months, The low grade matte will be resmelted and made high grate before sending to j the refinery. At present the matte crusher is working entirely on low grade. The Oreano Mining company, oper ating a group of claims just northeast of the Standard property, near Wal ace, Idaho, is pusmng development with all possible speed, it is working of seven men in egiht shifts. The long crosscut tunnel is in ! 250 feet. The company expects to en- 1 counter the first lead at a distance of - 300 or 400 feet. There are two leads | on the property, and it may take a 1600 j foot crosse vt to explore hoth. The company is about to install a larger fan. A. E. Palmer of Spokane has pur chased control of the Mountain Lion property in Republic camp, securing ! the stock held by Jonathan Bourne, Jr., ! of Portland. The purchase covered about SOO.OOO of the 1.500,000 shares of the company, and the price paid is j said to have been in excess of 25 cents per share. On this basis the valuation of the property is about $370,000. Mr. Palmer has closed a contract with the Granby Smelter company for the entire output of the mine for the succeeding two years at a favorable freight and treatment charge. A stampede was'precipitated recent ly at Baker City, Ore., by the report of ; rich strike in the hills south of the White Swan mine. It leaked out that two prospectors had discovered a three foot ledge of $30 ore. A local assayer betrayed the confidence and the pros pectors are hiking for the hills. The assayer returned $300 per ton on se lected samples. General Manager j Mueller of the Standard Consolidated j mines at Quartzburg announces that, he will build the biggest reduction | plant in Oregon this fall to concentrate the ores for the Sumpter smelter. Fif ty men are working at the mines. Great excitement prevails on Green way mountain near Valley, Wash., on account of the rich development of the iron mines owned by Great Northern interests. It is said that development has been carried forward in the lower worklngs of the property until, the ore ; body has been demonstrated sufficient-. ly to warrant the building of a railway j to the property and the erection of ; such machinery as may be necessary j for thé permanent operation of the mine. The crosscut has been run 35 '■ feet through solid ore, running over 60 per cent iron, with no undesirable ; elements. A drift has been run along ; the vein for 60 feet, all in ore of the ' same grade. | . A strike in the lower level of the Californla mine, near Republic, is re ported. The board of trustees of the Colo rado state school of . mines has ap pointed Horace Bushnell Patton, pro fessor of geology and mineralogy, to succeed President Palmer, who retires no u. -00 .1 j , . 1 fnê finitftt fh i , th « b ^-! ing faculty at the time of its trouble W * h R ^ re ® ,d *"* level of the Liberty Bell mine at Tel luride, Col., recently, two men were crushed to death and two others were badly injured. Eureka gulch near Republic is re suming something of its former activ ity, and the mining outlook of the camp is more encouraging than it has been at any time during the past two years. A new strike has been made on the Belcher mine, near Republic. High grade ore has been encountered at a new place on the property. By a cavein of the drain drift at the Eglanoi placer in Lincoln gulch, four miles west of Helena, three miners were entombed. It is not known whether they are alive or not A shaft is being sunjr beyohd the cave with the hope of rescuing them. The men are Henry Miller, Tom Persell and one unknown. A four foot ledge of enormously rich free milling gold ore has been dis covered about 30 miles from Ellens burg, Wash., on the western slope of the divide between Swank creek and Lyons gulch, in this county. Frederick J. Long brought down 25 pounds of ore rich in wire gold visible to naked eye, and it will assay in the thousands. It is thorght to be the source cf the placer gold that has beeh found In the district. The property has been secured by eastern men. r. • rjj 111 11 CULLED King Edward and Queen Alexandra returned to London frem Scotland May 15. Tom Sharkey, the pugulist, was bad iy injured in a wrestling match at Perth Amboy, N. J., recently, with Hanson, the Danish champion, sibyl Sanderson, the well known American opera singer, died suddenly recently in Paris of pneumonia, re suiting from an attack of the grip, The loss of Mrs. Pierre Lorillard, w ho is reported to have been robbed of $50,000 worth of jewels, amounts prob FROM ASSOCIATED PRESS DISPATCHES. Review of Happenings in Both Eastern and Western Hemispheres During the Past Week—National, Historical, Political and Personal Events Tersely Told. ably to a far greater sum than at first reported. During ten days that collections were made in the United States for as sistance of the sufferers in the relig Jous r iots at Kishineff, Russia, about hour,£50,000 has been subscribed to the re i[ e f f un d. Eight persons were injured by an ex plosion of gasoline on the auxiliary yac ht Vagabond, anchored in the Hud son river, N. Y., city, recently. The injured were mostly burned, about the f ace , head, hands and arms. Premier Irvine has announced in the Australian legislative assembly that he had received a letter from the off! c i a i s 0 f the Engine Drivers' association declaring the strike off and submit ting unconditionally, President Palma has assured the j correspondent of the Associated Press that an understanding would be reached on all the treaties between the United States and Cuba, and that the signing of them will follow shortly. The police authorities of Southport, Conn., are searching' for Oliver Sher wood, cashier of the Southport Nation al bank, who is missing. It is alleged by the bank authorities that Sher ; wood's accounts are short between $50,000 and $80,000. President Roosevelt, for the second time since he left Washington on his present trip, was last Sunday cut off from communication with the outside world. He camped in the big tree country, and remained secluded until j Monday morning. j a strike has been inaugurated in the Bible printing establishment of the | National Publishing company. Sixty five members of the bookbinders' union struck because of tne refusal of the company to pay the union scale. More than 8000 girls are idle as a result of the bookbinders' strike. After listening to the appeal of coun sel for former Mayor A.. A. Ames of Minneapolis, Minn., for mercy. Judge Elliott sentenced the once powerful po ; lltical leader to spend six years at hard labor in the state penitentiary. A j bond of $19,000 was accepted by the ; court and Dr. Ames will not have to go j to prison until the supreme court has passed upon his appeal, '■ A tablet of bronze or oxidized cop per will be placed in the courthouse ; corridor at Canton, Ohio, where the ; body of the late President McKinley ' lay in state the day before the funeral, | bearing the words: "Here lay in state the body of William McKinley, presi dent of the United States. September 18, 1901." George Ketteler, who 20 years ago is said to had the contract of, manufac turlng boots for the German ! army who as Baron — " "----- 1 von Ketteler owned half 1 a million dollars worth of property in Hanover, was found dead in bed re cen tly in his little shoe shop in Ar gentine, Kan. Ketteler s death is sup P°sed to have been caused by a blow on the head administered by an un known assailant a month ago. John I- Sullivan has come to life aBa * n and soon be a boniface on 1 the ??, W ,? ry ' dJlng ouSiness ln " wet g00da liae ; , Aa , ° ld ,, admlrer of Sull, ' van ' P omlrdck O Malley, who has been P r ° minent in tke flstic game In New aad who ls now proprietor of îî^„ Dally Item of that city ' wil1 Btart Sullivan in business in a few days | among his friends on the Bowery, at Bleeker 8treet - I plnt t KIII D . . . P ' 0t t0 KiU Pre * ident - ! The extreme diligence which was exercised by the Oakland, Cal., police department in guarding President Roosevelt during his journey through an< * brief visit in Oakland was the sub ject of much comment and this extraor dinary precaution is now explained by the fact, not hitherto known to the public, of information received by the authorities of a plot, which, if car r ^ e( t out, would have meant the assas sinatiön of President Roosevelt in this c* 1 ?- , the-- Coast Wheat Report, Tacoma, Wash.—Unchanged; blue stem, 76c; club, 71c. Portland, Ore.—Walla Walla, 71c; I bluestem, 76c; valley, 74c. t IDAHO NEWS. Genesee chamber of commerce will spend $2000 to macadamize country roads. The Idaho penitentiary at Boise now confines 117 convicts. Governor Morrison has formed a law partnership with Joseph T. Pence. High water at Wallace again prevails and floods and washouts are feared. At a recent meeting at which every labor union of Boise was represented it was decided to place a labor ticket in the field at the municipal election. W. P. Hurlburt has been appointed Inspector general for Idaho of the Scottish Rite Masons. This is the po sition that was occupied by the late Albert Adams. Governor Morrison • has returned from his trip to St. Louis and other eastern points, and is enthusiastic over the proposed exposition and the part Idaho should take in it. Roy Burr, son of City Clerk C. F. Burr of Genesee, h/is been appointed naval cadet at Annapolis by Senator Dubois. He will report for examina tion at Annapolis. June 16. The coroner's inquest on the infant child of Miss Mary Jacobs, the birth and death of. which created such sensation at Genesee, returned a ver dict that death resulted from pneu monia. Fire recently broke out in the Em pire mill at Harrison. In 30 minutes flames destroyed the mill and burned away £00 feet of lumber yards along the lake front. The mill loss is $28, 000; lumber, $16,000; Insurance, $15, 000 on the mill. Edward Rawson of Moscow, Idaho, has secured a patent lor a valuable improvement on a planer, enabling the moving of the head and four friction gears in a moment, which work on the planers now in use takes a quarter of an hour or more. Governor Morrison has appointed James Russell Harrison lumber inspec tor for lumber district No. 2. This district Includes Coeur d'Alene lake and ull streams tributary thereto or flowing into tributary streams. Mr Harrison is a resident of Kootenai county. Jim Hill Talks. Seattle, May 20.—Pres'dent James J. Hill of the Northern Securities com pany has returned eastward, and President Mellen of the Northern Pa eifle has arrived in the city, en route to Portland, where he will meet Pres! dent Roosevelt and pilot his special train over the Northern Pacific sys tem as far as Helena, Mont. The visit of Mr.*Hill to the coast was for the purpose of looking over the terminal sites here and preparing for the construction of the tunnel un der the city. He said in an interview that the object of building up the oriental trade was not so much the profit in the trade Uself as the bene^ fleial effect which that would have on the northwest, partly in bringing cars westward, which will bo loaded with products of the norm coast for all parts of the United States. Boodle Confessed. Unable to hear the strain of mental torture which he says ae has suffered since the grand jury investigation into legislative boodling was instituted, for mer State Senator Fred L. Busche went before Circuit Attorney Folk and made a complete and far reaching con fession of his connection with corrupt deals extending over a period of eight years. Busche's declarations involve several men of prominence, and he named those who have been conspic uous at the state capital as distribu tors of boodle. Chadwick to Succeed Sumner. Washington.—Captain F. E. Chad wick, it is announced at the navy de partment, has tentatively been select ed as the successor of Rear Admiral Sumner when the latter concludes his tour of sea service next winter. Cap to ed tain Chadwick is now president of the naval war college at Newport, and is a member of the geneial board. He will reach the grade of rear admiral before it is time for Rear Admiral Sumner to be relieved. Corbett and Jeffries Again. San Francisco, May 21.—James Jeff ries and James Corbett bave met here and signed articles for a match to take ">>* -O» or .bout U w 14 'r T v 6 puB ' ,lis . ts acc «Tted the offer of the Yosemite club, which will allow the nrin,inoib _____ allow the principals to divide between them 70 per cent of the gross receipts. The referee is to be determined two weeks before the day of the fight. To 8tart Smelter. Boston capitaliste are considering the investment of $400,000 In a smelter at Spokane. The project contemplates j the rehabilitation of the old smelter ; four miles down .Le Spokane river, ' which Henry B. C'ifford built in thé early 90s, its enla-gement, and the construction of a railway spur from the city to the smelter. Harness Trust. Trenton, N. J„ May 21 —The Ameri can Saddlery ft Harness company, capital $10,000.000, to manufacture and deal in saddlery and harness of all kinds, has been incorporated here, j IM II MM, Ml STREET CAR COMPANY TRIED TO OPEN TRAFFIC. Fifty Men Injured—Non-Union Men and Cars Were Pelteu With Brick and Stones—Mayor 8ided With Strikers—4000 People In the Crowd —Used Fire Hose to Disperse Them. Bridgeport, Conn., May 19.—The at tempt made by the officials of the Con necticut Railway ft Lighting company to run cars with nonunion men result- . ed in a riot, in which at. least 50 men were injured. The sheriff says that another such outbreak will fnake the calling out of the stale troops ine vitable. At the present time it is ex pected the county sheriff will super sede the police in the control of the city. Six trolley cars were started out on the Barnum and State street lines. There werè large crowds around the car sheds at the time the cars were manned oy 12 of the 130 men brought to this city by the car company. There was no disturbance for a couple of hours. When the first car, however, ahd completed its third round trip and was directly in front of the Wheeler ft ^Wilson factory, where a crowd of at least 300 persons bad gathered, a bombardment of stones began. Deputy Sheriffs Hendrie and Plumbe, who were riding on the car, plunged into the crowd to arrest a man whom they had seen throw a stone. He was seized, and with much difficulty dragged 50 feet to the car. The stone thrower was a big fellow, and struggled so fiercely that a police man standing near by went to the as sistance of the officers. Immediately Mayor Dennis Mulvahill was seen hur rying through the mob. He rushed up to the policeman and ordered him to take his hands off the prisoner. He then told .the deputy sheriffs that they had better let the man go. During the argument the prisoner dashed away. In the meantime, stones were flying .in a shower, and one struck Mayor Mulvahill on the head, bruising it badly. The two deputy sheriffs jumped on the car and told the motorman to proceed to the car sheds, a quarter of a mile distant. The bombardment did not abate, and the crowds on the streets were so thick that the motor man had to go slowly. The stone throwing soon became so furious that the officers drew their revolvers and fired five shots in the air. This caused the bombardment to cease ajittle and the car reached the bams and was run inside. The other live cars kept on the streets received the same treatment as they followed the first car into the barns. s When the last car had passed ln the doors there were 4000 people gathered in a vacant' lot opposite, and violence once more broke loose. Bricks, stones and everything that could be thrown was hurled at the barns and anything that belonged to the company ln the vicinity. . At this point Mayor Mulvahill saw that the sergeant and nine policemen at the car barns were entirely unable to cope with the mob, and he sent for Chief Coffin of the fire department. After a short consultation the latter ordered out an engine company and a line of hose. Superintendent Blng hanj also ordered every man to co operate .with the firemen, and finally the mob fell back belore the water. One of the strike breakers was assist ing the firemen in holding the hose when a well directed brick hit him on the head and knoctcea him to the ground senseless. When the mob had dispersed the firemen and extra -policemen were or dered back to their quarters and the guarded the regu,ar detailed force ^ arna - Officials of the trolley company w111 not reveal the names of the men ln J ured - It is positively known, how ever, that not a man of the 12 who were on the six cars escaped injury of some kind. Every one of them, as they stood on the platform of their in XSnit ?" ^ ?" head and face ^addition ^ the trolley company was severely in i ure( ] bv a stone whieh t J . ea Dy a 8tone which struck him on the head. Deputy Sheriils Hendrie and Plumbe were the principal targets for the crowd, and each was struck on dif ferent parts of the body at least a dozen times. No attempt was made to run cars tonight In the interview the sheriff said: "I will have no further interference on I will j the part of Mayor Mulvahill. ; have 100 special men here, and wüî ' do my best jo preserve peace, and if the mayor or any one else interferes he will be stopped. If necessary I will supersede Mayor Mulvahill in au thority." Tornado in Kansas. Topeka, Kan., May 21.—News has reached Topeka from Horton, Kan., of a tornado there at midnight. One or two persons were injured, but, it is j thought, not fatally.