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8PRING BRINGS ACTIVE WORK IN
Items of Interest of a Miscellaneous
Nature Gathered During the Past
Week—New Districts Making Good
Showings—Many Mining Accidents
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
J. Hy Thierman has been refused his
request for the Spokane superior court
to appoint a receiver for the Lucile
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Four People of San Francisco Were
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
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
Vegetables—New potatoes, 6 lbs 25c,
old, 50c cwt; head lettuce, 10c lb; to
matoes, 20c lb; green peppers, [email protected]
lb; radishes, 2 bunches 5c; dried on
ions, lc lb or $1 sack; green onions,
3 bunches 5c; cucumbers, California,
[email protected] each; beets, 3 bunches 10c;
carrots, 2 bunches 5c; parsnips, 2
bunches for 5c; cauliflower, [email protected]
head; rhubarb, 10 lbs for 25c; green
peas, Oregon, 10c lb; Walla Walla, 10c
lb; spinach, [email protected] lb; fresh mint, 5c
bunch; hors« radish root, 15®20c lb;
cabbage, 4®5c lb; celery, 2 bunches
25c; turnips, 3 bunches 10c; asparagus,
Fruits—Lemons, [email protected] doz; apples,
5c lb, [email protected]$2 box; oranges, [email protected]
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, [email protected]
each; chickens, dressed, 18®20c lb.
Dairy Products—Creamery butter,
[email protected] lb; country butter, [email protected] lb;
oleomargarine, [email protected] roll, 20c lb;
cheese, 18®25c lb.
Eggs—20c doz; case, $5.25.
Grain and Feed—Timothy hay, $1.25
cwt, $21 @23 ton; grain hay, $1.25 cwt,
[email protected] 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
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, [email protected] 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®
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,
Vegetables—New potatoes, $2.50
cwt; potatoes, 35c cwt; onions, 50®
Live Stock—Steers, [email protected]; cows,
[email protected]; mutton, ewes, [email protected] cwt;
wethers, [email protected] cwt; hogs, live, $6
cwt; dressed, [email protected]%c lb.
Eastern Dressed Meats—Steers, 9c
lb; cows, 8%c lb; veal, [email protected] lb;
hogs, [email protected] 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
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
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
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
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
The Willamette. Columbia and
Snake rivers are either at a stand or
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
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„
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
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
T. H. Deckert, who owns a barbi
shop In Billings, committed suicide r
W. H. Raymond has been appoint«
a state fair director for Madisc
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
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