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SPRING BRINGS ACTIVE WORK IN EVERY 8ECTION. Items of Interest of a Miscellaneous Nature Gathered During the Past Week—New Districts Making Good 8howings— Many Mining Accidents and Personals. With the dividend of |25,000 which was paid recently the Standard Mining company of the Coeur d'Alenes closes its 10th year as a producer with the .proud record of $2,845,000 in dividends to its credit. For a decade the Stand ard has never missed a dividend of ■from $20,000 to $75,000, except for the lew brief periods when the mine was closed down on account of labor dis turbances. It has ore on hand' now for five years more, and men who know the property say there are $5,000,000 in dividends yet to come from the great treasure vault of silver-lead ore up in Canyon creek. The Empire State-Idaho, Charles Sweeny's property, including the Tiger Poorman and the Last Chance group, in the Coeur d'Alenes, is novr & leader in regard to the amount of its monthly dividends, for it is paying $25,277 with as much regularity as the phases of the moon. It holds second place in the total amount of dividends, with $1, >088,047 to its credit, but even with that ■enormous prestige it is more than a million dollars behind the Standard. Another Coeur d'Alene property which is making about the same money as the Standard is the Mam moth, in which Richard Wilson and the Standard company are heavy owners, it is unincorporated, and hence itsex ,-act profits are hard to get at, but it is making about the same per month as its big neighbor, the Standard. Larson & Greenough, who own the Morning, at Hunter, in the Coeur •d'Alenes, are shipping from 2600 to 2800 tons of silver-lead concentrates a month, at an estimated profit of Æibout $25,000. The Hercules, .near* the Tiger-Poor man, up Canyon creek, in the Coeur .d'Alenes, is another close unincorpor ated property, and the miners who own it have been keeping vëry close about ■the results, but it is known that they are making from $30,000 to $40,000 a month from their shipments of crude •ore alone, and they are disbursing ■about $16,000 a month, while putting the rest into improvements and the de -velopment of their wonderful mine. The Bunker Hill & Sullivan is pay ing $9000 a month from its big mines at Wardner, Idaho. It is credited, how >ever, with putting a big sum in addi tion to the development reserve fund, which is the feature of the Bunker Hill -policy to guard against a rainy day. Charles Sweeny, who is operating -the Trinity County Gold Mining com -pany down in- northern California, is keeping up his dividends at the rate of :$5,000 a month. The Kendall, which, like the Stand ard, is a Finch & Campbell proposition, :is keeping up its dividend rate of $15, •000 a mouth. The Fergus county (Mon tana) wonder now has $90,000 to its •credit in six months of profit making. BRITISH COLUMBIA. The Jumbo mine at Rossland is ar ranging for the construction of a tramway. S. Parrish, manager of the Le Roi at Rossland, B. C., was in Spokane -tnis week. William Blakemore, M. E., consult ing engineer to the British Columbia •Coal company, Ltd., has awarded Jo seph Wiseman a contract for build ing a pack trail to the company's coal locations. Manager S. M. Parrish of the Le Roi, at Rossland, reportB that in April the average value of the ore was Just --$10-91. The cost of breaking and de livering the ore on the cars was $2.42 and the cost of development was equal to 58 cents a ton, making a total coat of $3 for every ton of ore produced. Coke shipments from the Crow's Nest Pass Coal company to the smel ters of the Boundary district have fallen off appreciably during the past week. In consequence the Granby ■company has been obliged to curtail its •operations, only two furnaces now be ing in blast. One side of the first half of the new ■60 drill air compressor that has just been installed by the Granby mines m Phoenix camp was put in commis sion last week, being thoroughly test ed, and is now being used for power -for the drills in both the Qld Ironsides and the Knob Hill mines. A phenomenal strike was recently made on the Edith L. fraction, adjoin ing the Athelstan mine, in Wellington camp. An upturned tree exposed crop pings, which, when uncovered, proved to be over 100 feet wide of solid ship ping ore. The big showing is 100 feet from the Athelstan side line, and it is a certainty that the ore body drifts into that daim. Average values from the ledge are $11 in gold and silver. Ex-Governor Spriggs of Montana, di rector in the Frank Coal company, says the company's loss is $175,000 in ma- 1 chinery and buildings and $50,000 to : the mine. An order is already placed with eastern manufacturers for a row plant. The mine is to be reopened forthwith. MINING NOTES. A deal involving the ownership of the Flagstaff mine, six miles northeast of Baker City, Ore., is being nego tiated. Fred Burbldge and A. Burch of Spo kane are developing a gold prospect at Winston, Mont., 18 miles east of nelena. They will sink a shaft. A man named Murphy sustained a bad strain at the Standard mine re cently and had to be brought to the hospital. His injuries are not thought to be serious. Frank Walters, an employe of the Hercules mines at Burke, Idaho, had a massive piece of rock fall upon him while he was in the stope. The leg will have to be amputated. The Gerber mine at Sand Coulee, Mont., is making preparations to large ly increase its production of coal, for which it finds a ready market with the Boston & Montana smelters at Great Falls. John Boyd, general manager of the Palmer Mountain Tunnel company, has returned to Loomis, Wash., from New YorK. He is accompanied by A. M. Welles, a mining engineer of Denver, Col. Senator Clark recently inspected his extensive plant at the United Verde mine at, Jerome, Arlz., and gave final instructions for the completion of a smelter at the Iron King mine, three miles south of Jerome. The original boiler plate mills of the Central Iron & Steel company were destroyed by fire recently, entailing a loss of $200,000, and throwing a large number of men out of work. The loss is fully covered by insurance. Since the strike made in the Glas gow tunnel of the Highland group, in the Rock Creek district, Oregon, a still better grade of ore ht.s been encoun tered and this week the assays made gave values of from $40 to $75 per ton. Several feet of ore averaging about $25 a ton has been encountered in a crosscut from the 300 foot level of the Daly mine at Wickes, Mont. It is pro posed to concentrate much of the ore this summer, and the old mill at Cor bin, several miles down the valley, will be utilized for that purpose. The coal companies of the Lehigh, Pennsylvania, region have commenced the enforcement of the new age limit law regulating the employment of boys in and about the mines. It is estimated that nearly 500 boys will be ineligible. The discharge will in some cases work hardships on families de pendent almost exclusively upon their minors. Excitement is intense at Pocatello, Idaho, over a new strike of copper ore in the Moonlight claim of the Pocatel lo Gold & Copper Mining company lo cated nine miles east. A foot of 40 per cent copper has been uncovered. The Big Four Mining & Milling company at Butte, which was incor porated in March, has been carrying on the development of its properties, and the latest assays -show very rich values in silver. The claims of the company are situated about six miles west of Ferguson, and- within a few miles of several other valuable silver and gold bearing properties. Roderick Cameron, thought to be from Inverness county, N. S., and Charles Lesigates, a Greek, were drowned May 13 in the Pelly river, 17 miles below the mouth of Ross river, Alaska. John McConnell, a miner, en route from Vancouver to Dawson, was also drowned in the Yukon after sav ing two companions. None of the bodies were recovered. This makes nine men drowned in the upper Yukon within a week. The recent strike in the California, near Sumpter, Ore., has proven to be the richest find made in that mine. Assays from $80 to $310; the balance of the vein, which is over six feet wide, goes $22. The strike was made in an upper crosscut which was started 180 feet above the mouth of tunnel No. 1. Since then No. 1 has been driven to a point of intersection with the vein. At a meeting of the Mill & Smelter nren's union held recently in Anaconda, if is reported to have been decided to ask the permission of the American Labor union to strike unless the men recently discharged at the Washoe smelter be reinstated. It is the opin ion of a majority of the labor leaders that there will be no strike. A phenomenally rich strike has been made in the Sunnyside at Thunder Mountain. In drifting on the ore body at 400 feet from the point where the tunnel cut the deposit, the level came into very rich ore. Superintendent Ab bott has sent Manager Purdutn sam ples, which are estimated to carry $2000 a ton. He writes that the en tire face of the level is .n a rich ore and that the assays run from $160 to $10,000 a ton. He had run into the ore only three feet when he wrote, xhis discovery was made In develop ing the original ore body, and was only 125 feet vertical from surface. The long tunnel to cateh the ore $00 feet neeper has not reached the ledge. This ore is as rich as that found on the Dewey, which caused such a sensation. 1 : pain mm SPEND EIGHT H0UR8 ON WATER. THE Was Greeted in Seattle by 80,000 Cheering People—President Visited Bremerton Navy Yard—Greeted by Men of the Navy—Enjoyed Indian Canoe Race. Seattle, Wash., May 24.—For eight hours Saturday the president was afloat on the matchless Puget sound, and these vivid scenes were ever in his eye; The blue waters shimmering in the warm sunshine of a cloudless day; a dark green, and sinuous shore line; beyond that the faintest blue of the rising forest depths, and above that the snowy summit of the Olym pics and Cascades. But there were other sights to make glad the heart of Theodore Roosevelt. There were 70,000 cheering Americans and there were countless flags dancing in the cool breeze and the bright sun shine. Withal it was a restful day for the nation's chief magistrate. He made but three speeches, enjoyed compara tive seclusion and passed what he pro nounced one of the most delightful days of his life. Bearing on high the president's dark blue flag with its golden eagle and shield of red and blue, the majestic and luxurious steamer Spokane drew away from Tacoma at 8 o'clock in the morning to the presidential salute of 21 guns on the revenue cutter Mc Cuilogh. Aboard were 300 guests be sides the presidential party, Including scores of men noted In the young state's stirring history. Th« first landing was at the Bremer ton navy yard, where the government has invested many hundreds of thou sands of dollars. A scarlet coated band was playing gaily on the wharf, ma rines, tars and middies were lined up in honor of the great event and the yards of shipping were black with cheering men. The stop was brief, but there was time enough for a hur ried trip asnore, a presentation to the president of a golden battleship set on a bar of silver, and the delivery by the president of a little gem of thanks. As the Spokane neared the shore, and again as she drew away, the great guns of the yard thundered the presi ue> rial salute. Several thousand Seattle people were on the waters of Elliott bay to receive the president and give him naval escort to the city's edge. Forty steam craft and a score of yachts hov ered around the president's steamer, and there was much cheering and flut tering of flags and handkerchiefs and a great babel of steam whistles. Port land had the greatest parade and floral flag decorations; Tacoma the prettiest drive and surroundhigs ; but Seattle had the greatest crowds, and Everett the most enthusiasm. It was 1:15 when the Spokane land ed at Seattle, and at 3:30 the president leturned to the steamer and started down the sound for Everett, 30 miles away. The scene as the stately boat moved from the dock was one that will linger with the honored guest. There were cheering thousands on the water front, and countless flags were flying on land and sea. A spanking breeze rippled the blue waters of the sound and fluttered the signal flags of six government vessels in the harbor. Everett was right glad to see the president, and said so. It was out with its neighbors and friends 20,000 stroDg, and after the customary drive and the usual address it gave the president an entertainment that kin dled his eye and brought a stirring yell to his throat. An Indian canoe race had been ar ranged, with five canoes in sharp com petition, and 11 stalwart Indians in each canoe. There was dash and dar ing from start to finish, and the waves were high enough to make trouble for the red crews. As the long, slim rac ing craft shot by the Spokane one of them went over, and in the twinkling of an eye 11 half naked Indians went out of sight. A moment later they bobbed up and clung to the inverted canoe. "Well, I declare," exclaimed the president "They are in the water, But they take it cool—and wet, too." Roosevelt Cheered. A minute later another canoe went over. The others made a stirring fin ish, and as they neared the line the president of the United States was yelling like a baseball enthusiast at an 11 inning game. Darkness had fallen on Puget sound long before the Spokane reached Seat tle on the return trip. The Queen City was ablaze in anxious expectation. Bonfires were blazing on the high hills, red Are threw its rosy glare, search lights projected their long beams across the black water, and high on her terraced throne the Queen blazed with myriads of electric lights. Late as was the hour, the erowds were there. Such throngs as the city had never known before, with un quenched enthusiasm and swelling shouts of welcome. The phesidentlal party was hurried to the Grand Opera house, where a great audience had been waiting and wondering for nearly two hours, and where he was present ed with a gold pan valued at $350 >by tne Arctic brotherhood. Sunday he attended church. Avoids Political 8peeohes. President Roosevelt has delivered a doxen speeches in Oregon and Wash ington.,, but in none of them has he once referred to the republican party. He has not mentioned the tariff ques tion, nor has be discussed the money problem. It is a matter of comment among his party that all his utterances deal with broad Americanism, with civic duty and high standards of citi zenship and with expansion and the need of building up of a greater navy. Seattle, Wash., May 25.—Sunday was 6pent very quietly by President Roosevqlt. In view of the fact that the president atoays reserves the Sabbath to do as he sees fit, the citizens of Se attle gave him full range to follow his own inclinations, and Secretary Loeb said that the president appreciated this deference more than public atten tion. Saturday was one of the hardest days that the president has had since he started on his tour. Governor McBride will continue with the presidential party into east ern 'Washington. "I have not yet de cided,'' said the governor, "whether I shall be with the party on the journey into the Coeur d'Alenes. It is probable I shall leave the president's train at Walla Walla and continue on to Spo kane on the regular train." The president has manifested his re gard for Governor McBride in various ways. They often dine together and have been closely together a good part of the time since the president crossed the Columbia river at Kalama. At North Yakima. • The reception to President Roose velt in this city was appreciated as much by him as that received at any point on his long journey. At Ellensburg. A more glorious morning never dawned over eastern Washington than greeted President Roosevelt at Ellens burg. Long before the hour when the V residential train was to arrive thou sands of people began to crowd the space about the station. Fully 5000 men, women and children were on hand to cheer when the train rolled in. IN THE PATH OF CYCLONE. Trail of Destruction in Towns of Kansas. Kansas City, Mo., May 25.—A spe cial from Manhattan, Kan., says a cy clone passed over the western part of Riley county, traveling in a north westerly direction. At Bala, on the Rock Island road, two people were killed and 12 injured, several, it is thought, fatally. Railroad traffic was blocked for some time on account of great trees and debris being blown on the track. The storm was accompa nied by a heavy rain and hailstorm, stones as large as hen's eggs falling. Many dwellings and outbuildings were wrecked. Eureka, Kan.—A severe tornado dipped down on this town, fatally in juring Mrs. Germain and Mrs. Franfi Sample, and seriously injuring a half dozen Others. Phillipsburg, Kan.—A tornado at Lo gan, a small station east of here, de molished about a dozen houses, but so far as known no one was seriously hurt. Stormclouds were seen in every direction and it is feared that reports ot serious losses will be brought in later. Dodge City, Kan.—A tornado struck this country nine miles southeast of here, killing a herder, name unknown, and fatally injuring Mrs. Shane. The house, barn and windmill of John Bellman was blown away and the herd of Warren Brown's blooded horses were killed. Tibb Shane, who came to the city after a physician, says that he saw over 200 head of dead cat tle en reute. Kansas City.—Report that Mulvane, Kan., had been swept aw*y«by a tor nado proves to have been exaggerated. The storm caused more or less damage at that place, but so far as can be learned there was no serious loss and no casualties are reported. WIRE CABLE BROKE. One Man and Three Women Are Killed. Pittsburg, Pa., May 25.—One man and three women were killed and five or six injured at 126 Fifth avenue, a building occupied by a dancing acad emy. The breaking of a wire cable caused the cage to drop 50 feet. The dead were badly disfigured. Altman Wiped Out by Fire. Cripple Creek, Col., May 26.—The town of Altman, on top of Bull hill, known as the highest incorporated city in the United States, was almost to tally destroyed by fire recently. Ex-Congressman Dead. Madison, Neb., May 27.—Ex-Con gressman Robinson is dead. Fully 2540 persons commit suicide in Russia every year. mot m a ul« CULLED FROM ASSOCIATED PRE88 DISPATCHES. _ ¥ A Review of Happenings In Both Eastern and Western Hemispheres During the Past Week—National, Historical, Political and ■ Personal Events Tersely Told. "- t The Chicago laundry Btrike Is to be prosecuted with renewed, vigor. Prince Henry of Prussia has arrived at Madrid on a visit to the Spanish 'court. .* The employes of the Montreal Strait way are out on strike and the road is completely tied up. The annual conventions of the American Labor union and the West ern Federation of Miners are in ses sion this week at Denver. W. P. Brown is the new cotton king. He has the market in a swing and de clares he will make New Orleans the cotton center of the world. At Plaquemlne, La., a boifer in Wil son & Cochran's sawmill at Wilcox exploded recently, killing six persons and seriously injuring nine others. In the boat races between the Georgetown and naval academy crews, the former carried off all the honors, winning first and second places in fine style. The Pacific squadron, under com mand of Admiral Henry Class, has been ordered to the navy yard at Bremerton, Wash., for docking and general overhauling. Judge Himes, winner of the Ken tucky derby and a prominent candi date for the American derby, was an easy winner of the $10,000 Hawthorne handicap at Chicago. Antone Calcagno of San Francisco shot and killed his former paramour, Madeleine Picconi recently, and then committed suicide. The couple had been children together in Italy. Boyd Irvin, a youth of 21 years. Is under arrest at police headquarters at Denver, charged with threatening to dynamite the Cheesman hotel unless he was paid the sum of $10,000. Baron Alphonse de Rothschild, head of the great banking house, is much wrought up over the Russian mas sacres, and his powerful Influence will be exerted to secure protection for his unfortunate coreligionists. Paul Blouet (Max O'Rell) died in Paris recently. He had been ailing lor several months and never recover ed enticely from the effects of an operation performed some time ago in New York. The strike which for several days has practically paralyzed the business of Denver, involving nearly 10,000 men and women and threatening to force into idleness twice that number of union members, has been settled. The reclamation service of the United States government has plans on foot at the present time whereby ever 250,000 acres of arid land in Mal heur county will be reclaimed from tne desert and irrigated at an expense of $2,000,000. The offices of George T. Sullivan, 259 La Salle street, Chicago, were raid ed by the police recently and 50 men who were speculating were placed'un der arrest. Sullivan is charged with operating a bucket shop and swindling his patrons. The body of Miss Rlsa Kaiser of Manchester, Ind., was found in Tan ners creek recently. Her skull had been crushed and her face bruised and gashed. It is supposed she was at tacked, when her father, who was close behind her, returning home, was knocked down and left unconscious. He is still In a critical condition. The negro suspected of the crime has not been found. The recent Yale-Harvard dual track meet proved full of Interest in point of performance, and because the re sult was not a certain Yale victory until the last two events, the hammer throw and running broad jump, were decided in Yale's favor. The final score was: Yale, 52; Harvard, 46. The will of the late Irving M. Scott, vice president and manager of the Union Iron works, San Francisco, has been filed for probate. It is entirely in the testator's handwriting and be queaths the entire estate, valued at about $3,000,000, to his wife and two children, who are to serve as executors without bonds. The Woodmen of the World, in sov ereign camp at Milwaukee, has prac tically ratified the recommendation of the committee of the whole. It was decided to invest $250,000 of the re serve fund in government bonds and a large amount in municipal securi ties. The changes in the constitution were more of a remedial than of a radical character. The Roman soldier was fed on coarse brown bread and sour wine. The Spanish peasant who works all day and dances all night eats only black bread and onions. A full grown elephant can carry a weight of three tons on Its back. Look before you lend.