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8PRING BRINGS ACTIVE WORK IN EVERY 8ECTION. Items of Interest of a Miscellaneous Nature Gathered During the Past Week—New Districts Making Good Showings—Many Mining Accidents and Personals. Developments of the big ledge In Deer Creek, 15 miles from Boise, Idaho, Indicate that it is one of the most re markable found in Idaho in recent years. This lode is 300 feet wide. From surface samples and from sam. pies taken from the part of the tunnel first run it was supposed the average value of the ledge was some $5 a ton. It has been believed, however, that it would be highly profitable, owing to the immense amount of ore. The last 50 feet of the tunnel run shows much greater values. Mr. Moore states his returns show the value to be $33 a ton. BRITISH COLUMBIA. For the past week the Granby smel ter treated 4488 tons, or 144,607 tons for this year. The Velvet mine on Sophie moun tain, near Jtossland, has become a pay ing property. Excavating has been started at the White Bear mine at Rossland, for the new gallows frame. It is reported from Camp McKinney that the stump mill at the Waterloo mine is running on ore from that mine. W. W. Warner of Spokane is push ing work on the Wonderful, in the Slocan, where he has a heavy stream of water employed in sluicing on the surface. The April returns from the Ymir mine are out and indicate a slight fall ing off in profit,! in consequence of the heavy expense incurred in repairing the wagon road and main flume. The Granby company, which has re cently been operating only two fur naces owing to the limited quantity of coke shipped by the Crow's Nest Coal company,^expects to blow in another furnace shortly. The strike at the Extension coal mines has been settled after 14 weeks' fight between the laborers of the West ern Federation of Miners and the own er, James Dunsmuir, formerly premier of British Columbia. The union by a large majority carried a motion to re turn to work and end the strike. Increased shipments and enhanced activity is the record cf .Rossland camp for the past week. The Giant and the Nickel Plate mines resumed work. Camborne, in the Bardeau, is said to be one of the busiest towns in Brit ish Columbia. There are at least 250 men working In and about town, draw ing à daily wage of from $3 to $3.50. These men board in town, taking their midday meal with them to their work. Under the direction of M. R. Galu sha of Spokane, marked progress has been made during the last month at the Jumbo mine, in Rossland camp, and the prospect Is that the property will be shipping ore in considerable quantities at an early date. For the fourth consecutive week the Snow Shoe mine in the Phoenix camp has exceeded the previous week's rec ord for ore shipments, while this week the British Columbia mine has beat all previous records in the same line. The total of the Boundary tonnage for the year to date is almost a mil lion tons. The Providence mine, bought by present owners for $50,000 less than 12 months ago, has paid net returns of more than $42,000 to the purchasers and there is said to be $50,000 more ore now blocked out, with big pros pects in sight for the future. The Providence is the first claim for which a crown grant was issued in Yale dis trict. The Wilcox mill, near Ymir, is crushing from 12 to 14 tons a day with four stamps and is making about one tön of concentrates a day. We are keeping the mill running with three men, and six miners are busy under ground. The ore is averaging about $15 a ton gold and sliver and the con centrates go from $45 to $50 a ton, in gold, silver and lead. The lead has been cut at the 175 foot level in the Prpvldence mine, thus adding considerably to the known val ue of this property. At 175 feet the lead Is about 15 feet from the shaft. The vein is from 12 to 15 inches in width of ore similar in general appear ance and character to that stopped at the 125 foot level, much of which ran $150 and upwards to the ton. MINING NOTES. J. Hy Thierman has been refused his request for the Spokane superior court to appoint a receiver for the Lucile Dreyfus company. The breaking of the wires east of Burke, which supply the Tiger-Poor man with electric power, caused all kinds of trouble recently. George Murray, the miner who was seriously injured at the Tarbox mine near Wallace, Idaho, by being thrown from his horse, died at the Providence hospital. Paul Benson is. suffering at Wallace from severe injuries received in the Frisco mine. A large boulder struck him on the back, partially paralys ing him. His recovery is doubtful. The Ruth mine, on Grouse Gulch, a tributary of Nine Mile, Idaho, has re sumed operation. Two shifts are drift ing on the ledge. The property is the west extension of the California mine. The Empire-State Idaho Mining com pany, operating in the Coeur d'Alenes, has declared its June dividend of $25, 277 on the basis of 5c a share. The total paid by the company to date is $1,713,324. E. L. Tate of the Quilp Mining com pany at Republic, Wash., reports that shipments are being pushed at the rate of 100 tons a day. Ore is going to the Granby smelter at Grand Forks, B. C., and the Tacoma smelter. A. Klockmann, managing director of the Idaho-Continental mines, on Mount mn, near Port Hill, Idaho, re ports that the lower drift in the Blue Joe tunnel is in about 600 feet and a vertical depth of at least 400 feet has been obtained. The ledge is 30 feet wide. Advices from Palmer mountain (Wash.) say that the Palmer Moun tain Gold Mining & Tunnel company is planning to put in a stamp and cyanide plant of 300 tons daily capacity, with electrical power. The long tunnel should be driven 5000 feet further, ac cording to present plans. The gold output of Alaska, now $30, 000,000 per year, will be greatly in creased by the early building of a new railroad from the southern coast of Resurrection bay northward to the Ta nana river, definite announcement of which was made In Chicago recently. William Jones of Northport was in stantly killed about 1 o'clock in the morning at the Northport Smelter, while attempting to move a boxcar to clear a crossing for his pushcar. He had been in the service of the smelter for the past six months, and was work ing on the coke line hauling to the furnaces when killed. The reason assigned by the smelting trust for reduction. of lead prices, which means a like reduction to the miners, is the gradual decline of lead prices in Europe, particularly that of $10 a ton in Germany, where consump tion is smaller and the industrial sit uation is unfavorable. One purpose is to prevent imports. Two carloads of ore have been shipped from the North San Poil mine at Republic to the Crofton smelter at Vancouver, B. C. J. W. McCann, the lessee of the mine and vice president of the company, says he expects to ship three carloads a week from this date. The Zala M. mine has com menced shipping ore to the railroad. Jerry O'Donnell and A. Harma had charged a round of holes in the Quilp mine at Republic and were com ing up the ladder from the bottom of the winze, when one of the holes pre maturely discharged, and a block of wood and some rocks caught O'Donnell in the back, bruising him severely. He got out of the way before the other holes exploded. A defective piece of fuse was supposed to have been the cause of the accident. The vein on the Alameda mine, lo cated on the east fork of Nine Mile, five miles from Wallace, has just been struck. The whole face of the tunnel is full of solid galena. The vein has not been cut and it is not known how wide it is, but it is believed to equal in width the ledge in the upper work ings, which is from 10 to 25 feet wide. The property is the east extension of the old Granite mine. Holver Tweeton, a miner, fell nearly 400 feet in the Morning mine at Mullan, Idaho, recently and was instantly killed. In company with other men he was going on shift and all had stopped to rest on one of the levels be fore climbing to the upper workings. Tweeton started for the stope and had only proceeded a short distance when he fell into an unguarded timber chute and was dashed to a horrible death 400 feet below. When picked up there was not a sound bone in his body. He had only worked one shift in the mine. A syndicate backed by J. J. Hill, president of the Great Northern rail road, after purchasing iron deposits in various parts of Washington, has ex tended its operations to the Colville reservation. R. W. Hunner of Repub lic, representing the syndicate, this week bonded the Combination and Golden Zone claims, in Wolf's camp, one-half mile from Çurley lake. These properties are owned by George L. Wolf, a pioneer prospector. The de posit of iron, where the lime capping has been erodded, is shown in places to be ever iüOO feet wide. The ore is a typical hematite running 82 per cent in iron, and is said to be admira bly adapted for the manufacture of steel, an industry the Hill people pro pose to establish. Recently the same syndicate purchased two adjoining claims from Simon Shaw, the price be ing $3700 cash. Sam Steele Is Dead. Chicago, June 23.—Sam Vernon Steele, for many years one of the best known dramatic and musical critics in Chicago, died here of bronchitis. THE PICKET WON EASILY BY 3IX LENGTHS. He Made the Best Time Ever Made In a Race Before—70,000 People Pres ent—The Favorite Came In Fourth —It Took 10 Acres of Ground to Hold the Automobiles. Chicago, June 21.—The Picket, a horse that never before finished first past the post, won the American Derby. He set the pace every step of the dis tance, was never challenged, and won in a gallop by six lengths. He ran the derby distance, one and a half miles, faster than it was ever run before in the race. His time was 2:33. efaude, the winner of three derbies, was second. Bernays, the Cincinnati candidate, was third. It was a race without the thrill of an exciting finish. The crowd of 70,000 people which wit nessed the sixteenth running of the event saw a contest that had been de cided when the field turned into the stretch. In front of a struggling heid The Picket ran so easily and truly as to leave no doubt where he would fin ish. The roar of cheers which greeted the successful horse began when The Picket was more than an eighth of a mile from the wire. The crowd that saw the American derby was the largest in the history of the race. It numbered between 60,000 and 70,000 people. It was Chicago's greatest gathering of any year and carried with it an- unusual display of fashion. What promised to be a dis mal day turned out to be an ideal one. The grandstand was packed before 1 o'clock. The infield from the club house to the half stretch was covered by hundreds of equipages, the smartest turnouts that the wealth of the city could procure. In the infield were 500 vehicles of all sorts except automo biles. The autos were barred from the grounds as a matter of safety, but were allotted space opposite the main en trance to the track. It took lu acres of ground to accommodate the horse less machines. Society gathered at the club house and iu the boxes and formed the most fashionable outdoor gathering that ever assembled in Chi cago. Record Breaker of the Turf. The derby was a record breaker of the turf. Nineteen horses went to the post, the last previous field having 15. The largest crowd that ever gathered on a western racetrack covered the Washington park grounds. Thp r was worth $32,275, gross value, the richest in the history of the race, with one exception. Betting on the race began in March and continued until the horses went to the post More money, it is asserted, was wagered on the derby than on any other race ever run in America. The victory of The Picket was no surprise, because a surprise was ex pected. But there were some big dis appointments. Savable, the favorite son of Salvator, thought by John A. Drake to be invincible, failed to live up to his reputation. He received a ride from Jockey Lester Reiff that seemingly a novice could have dupli cated. Savable was never dangerous, and the fortune bet on him by his own er went to enrich the bookmakers. Mortality in Cuba. Washington—A copy of the monthly report of Dr. C. R. Finlay, chief sani tary officer for the island of Cuba, which has been received at the Cuban legation here, contains the following: "The showing for 1902 pnd the be ginning of 1902, is very èatiçfactory, not only in regard to the complete ex emption from yellow fever and small pox, but also In the number of deaths from malaria in the total mortality. There has been no smallpox on the isl and since June, 1900, or yellow fever since September, 1901, and the pro gress in the decrease in malaria has continued without interruption. The condition regarding tuberculosis, how ever, is not so satisfactory. There has been an increase of 5 to 6 per cent in deaths from that disease in each of the years 1901 and 1902 and at the present time the proportion of deaths from that cause to the general mor tality amounts to over 16 per cent The board of health is making efforts to test the efficiency of sanitary measures in that direction. * Northrop Suicides. St. Louis, June 23.—Sanford North rop, until recently secretary and gen eral manager of ' the American Re frigerator Transit company, committed suicide at the home of Claude Kenner ty, vice president of the Republic Rail way Appliance company, where he was stopping. Northrop, who was about 35 years of age, leaves a widow and one child. He was a cousin of George Gould and stood high in local social and financial circles. Madison Square Garden paid ex penses last year for the first time since It was built. FATAL ACCIDENT. Four People of San Francisco Were Killed. San Francisco, June 23.—A serious disaster occurred on the North Shore railroad, In which four persons y ere killed and a score more or less severe ly hurt. All of the victims were return ing from the funeral of Warren Dut ton, president of the State Dairymen's association and president of the Bank of Marin County at Tomales. Mr. Dut ton was buried at Tomales and an ex tra special, consisting of an engine and a passenger coach, was used to bring back the friends of the deceased bank er to this city, San Rafael and adjacent points. About one mile south of Point Reyes the road assumes the shape of the let ter "S,'' and while going over this por tion at a trestle the passenger coach jumped the track. The precise cause'of the accident is not known at present. The coach, which was well filled with people, roll ed down an embankment of 12 feet and was badly shattered. The people who escaped Injury and tl)ose who were but slightly hurt at once began the work of succoring their more un fortunate fellow passengers, and every relief that was possible in the circum stances was given. SPOKANE MARKET REPORT. Retail Prices on Provisions In That City. Vegetables—New potatoes, 6 lbs 25c, old, 50c cwt; head lettuce, 10c lb; to matoes, 20c lb; green peppers, 35@50c lb; radishes, 2 bunches 5c; dried on ions, lc lb or $1 sack; green onions, 3 bunches 5c; cucumbers, California, 15@20e each; beets, 3 bunches 10c; carrots, 2 bunches 5c; parsnips, 2 bunches for 5c; cauliflower, 15@25c head; rhubarb, 10 lbs for 25c; green peas, Oregon, 10c lb; Walla Walla, 10c lb; spinach, 4@5c lb; fresh mint, 5c bunch; hors« radish root, 15®20c lb; cabbage, 4®5c lb; celery, 2 bunches 25c; turnips, 3 bunches 10c; asparagus, 10c lb. Fruits—Lemons, 15@30c doz; apples, 5c lb, 75c@$2 box; oranges, 20@40c doz; limes, 20c doz; pineapples, 30® 50c each; strawberries, Clarke's Seed ling and Sharpless, 3 for 25c; Hood River, 2 for 35c; bananas, 25®35c doz; cherries. 20c lb; Walla Walla cherries, 15c lb; go« seberries, 10c basket; cur rants, 10c basket. Poultry—Spring chickens, 40@65c each; chickens, dressed, 18®20c lb. Dairy Products—Creamery butter, 25@30c lb; country butter, 15@20c lb; oleomargarine, 35@40c roll, 20c lb; cheese, 18®25c lb. Eggs—20c doz; case, $5.25. Honey—Lb, 20c. Grain and Feed—Timothy hay, $1.25 cwt, $21 @23 ton; grain hay, $1.25 cwt, $21@23 ton; alfalfa, $1.20 cwt, $20® 21 ton; chicken feed, $1.35 cwt, $25 ton; oats, $1.25 cwt, $24 ton; bran, 95c cwt; bran and shorts, $1 cwt; shorts, $1.10 cwt; barley, $1.30 cwt; corn, $1.50 cwt. Seeds—Timothy, 7%c lb, $6.50 cwt; alfalfa, 18c lb, $16 cwt; red clover, 18c lb, $16 cwt; white clover, 30c lb, $26 cwt; redtop, 14c lb, $12 cwt; rye grass, 12c lb, $9 cwt; bluegrass, 20c lb, $15 cwt; orchard grass, 17c lb, $15 cwt Flour—Wholesale, eastern hard wheat, $firstname.lastname@example.org bbl; retail, fancy pat ents, $1.20 sack; standard brands, $1.15 sack; common grade, $1.10 sack; low est, $1 sack; Washington wheat, $4® 4.50 bbl. Sugar—$6.50 100 lb sack. 14 lbs $1. Prices Paid to Producers. Poultry and Eggs—Chickens, roos ters 11c, hens 13c lb, live weight; eggs, fresh, $5 case; eastern dressed hens, 16c lb. Vegetables—New potatoes, $2.50 cwt; potatoes, 35c cwt; onions, 50® 75c cwt. Live Stock—Steers, $email@example.com; cows, $3.25@4; mutton, ewes, $firstname.lastname@example.org cwt; wethers, $email@example.com cwt; hogs, live, $6 cwt; dressed, 8@8%c lb. Eastern Dressed Meats—Steers, 9c lb; cows, 8%c lb; veal, 10@12c lb; hogs, 9@10c lb; chickens, 16c lb; spring chickens, 35c lb. United States Section Director Hyatt reports from Great Salt Lake that the famous body of water is gradually sink ing. The surface of it is now two and a half feet below normal. The famous lake Is apparently drying up. The death rate of the globe is esti mated at 68 a minute, 97,920 a day, or 35,740,800 a year. The birth rate is 70 a minute, 100,800 a day, or 36,972, 000 a year, reckoning the year to be 365 days in length. There are 30,000 negro voters In New York, 21,000 in New Jersey, 3,000 in Rhode Island, 8,000 in Delaware, 60, 000 in Maryland, 15,000 in West Vir ginia, 18,000 in Indiana and 14,000 in Kansas. In the test of the McClean guns at Cleveland the one pounder machine gun showed a speed of more than 300 shots per minute. The test of the in fantry machine gun .showed a speed of 800 shots per minute. The United States has granted 3500 patents to women. TWO MEN 8HOOT TO KILL. Cattle Men on Apache Indian Reser vation. Holbrook, Ariz.—News has reached here of a desperate battle between cat tlemen on the Apache Indian reserva tion, ten miles south of Holbrook, in which Harry Barrett was killed and Prime Coleman probably fatally wounded. Both are prominent cattle men and have lived in Apache county for many years. Only meager reports are obtainable, but it appears that the men became in; volved in a dispute over their respec tive grazing permits on the reserva tion, which are only issued at certain times öf the year and are of considera ble value, only a limited number of cattle being allowed on the reserva tion. A duel with revolvers followed, in which Barrett received three wounds in the abdomen, from which he died within a few minutes after the shoot ing. Coleman was shot through both thighs and was also bruised about the head by blows from Barrett's six shoot er. Coleman was still alive at last re ports, but there is very little hope for his recovery. OREGON NOTES. The Willamette. Columbia and Snake rivers are either at a stand or are falling. M. V. Leasia was found guilty of murder in the second degree by the jury at Portland. The maximum pen alty for the crime is life imprisonment Leasia is the man who on May 24 went to the home of his divorced wife's father and shot the father, after which he compelled his former wife to flee with him. Edward Dixon, a special agent of the interior department, is now in eastern Washington, warning cattlemen and others who have fenced In government lands to tear down the obstructions. Major James Pond Is Dead. New York, June 23.—Major James B. Pond, the well-known manager of lecturers and singers, is dead at his home at Jersey City as the result of an operation on June 17, in which his right leg was amputated. Major Pond, who had been ill for a month, two weeks ago underwent a slight operation, but the wound failed to heal satisfactorily and it finally be came necessary to remove the leg. It was announced that the patient had withstood the shock well and that the surgeons were hopeful of his recovery. Major Pond was borff at Cuba, N. Y„ in 1838. Charged With Forgery. Denver, June 22.—George C. Jones, president of the Jones Investment company of this city, is under arrest at police headquarters charged with forgery. The charge is made by Miss Frances A. Higinbotham that Jones forged her name to a mortgage for $3000. King Peter Approves Program. Geneva, June 23.—King Peter recent ly gave an audience to the Servlai deputation and in the course of the pro ceedlngs expressed his approval of th< program for his reception in Belgrade which will Include a gala performanci at the theater June 26. MONTANA NEWS ITEM8. The sneak thieves were busy Bozeman last week. Dr. Fred Tracey has been appoint« meat and milk Inspector for Fergi county. T. H. Deckert, who owns a barbi shop In Billings, committed suicide r cently. W. H. Raymond has been appoint« a state fair director for Madisc county. The twenty-third annual convocatic of the Episcopal church of Montar was held in Butte this week. The United Irish societies of But and Anaconda are making plans for big picnic to be given at Deer Lodj on Sunday, July 19. Flathead county is to have a ne town. It is to be called Harrisbui and articles of incorporation are fll« with the secretary of state. The board of pardons has approv« of Governor Toole's pardon of Charh Parcher, sentenced from Gallatin cou ty on the charge of horse stealing. Shearing was finished last week i the corrals of Kermode & Locke c Mission creek. Crews are now bu« with flocks on the upper Shields rive An appeal for the relief of the floe stricken people of Heppner, Ore., h« been made by the Woodmen of tt World and Women of Woodcraft to tt neighbors of all the camps and circl« of the order. E. W. King of Lewistown announci that the notorious Bob Ammon, no on trial in New York, has caused t be dismissed the long-pending su against the Great Northern Mining Development company for $1,000,01 damages and the recovery of the Gi Edge group of mines. The eagle will scream in R! it has never done before on tl of July.