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WOMAN AVIATOR I
FALLSTOHERDEATH a HAD PASSENGER WITH HER 1000 FEET HIGH WHEN THE MACHINE FELL Harriet Quimby and W. A. Willard Vic tims of Accident Due to Wind—Turn Over and Over—Boston Harbor Flight —Fall Into Shallow Water and Are Deeply Imbedded in Muddy Bay. Boston, July 2.—Miss Harriet Quim liy of New York, tho first woman to win an aviator's license iu America, and tho first woman to ctosb the English cliunucl in an aeroplune, was instantly killed, Monday evening with her pas senger, VV. A. Willard, manager of the Boston aviation meet, at Atlantic, when lier Blériot monoplane fell into Dor chester bay from u height of 1000 feet. The accident happened when Miss Quimby and Willard were returning from a trip over Boston harbor to Bos ton light, a distance of 20 miles in all. The flight was made in 20 minutes. The Blériot, ono of the latest models of military aeroplane, circled the aviation Held and soared out over the Savin Hill Yacht club, just outside the aviation grounds. WASHINGTON BANKERS ELECT OFFICERS • Vf. J. Patterson of Aberdeen Is Made President. With the adoption of resolutions in dorsing a number of national move ments toward currency reform, election of officers, and the spending of the afternoon and evening in recreation, the seventeenth annual convention of the Washington Bankers' association «nded Saturday at Tacoma. The con vention voted to authorize the execu tive committee to expend the necessary amount toward education along agricul tural lines in schools and colleges, and voted to ask the legislature to appropri ate additional funds for the same pur fiose. The officers elected are: President W. J. Patterson, Aberdeen; vice presi dent, W. H. Martin, Ritzville; tary, P. C. Kauffman, Tacomu; treas urer, C. K. McMillin, Bellingham. Executive committee—J. E. Chilberg, Woattlo; L. L. Crosby, Everett; R. R. Rutter, Spokane; Ralph S. Stacy, Ta coma; George P. Wiley, Watervillo. Delegates to the American Bankers' association—Miles C. Moore, Walla Walla; George B. Burke, Tacoma; Thomas II. Brewer, Spokane; N. B. Coffman, Chehalis; I. D. Cornett, Top ponish; V. A. Boeder, Bellingham; W. Ci. Shuham, Waitsburg. Alternates— W. R. Baker, Colville; E. 11. Unupt, Ritzville; II. D. Hopkins, l'ort Townsend; J. J. Rouse, Pullman; J. 11. Smithson, Ellensburg; P. M. Ser ruvier, Lynden; F. L. Stewart, Kelso. Second member executive council American Bankers' association, W. D. Vincent, Spokane; vice president for Washington, A. B. A., M. F. Backus, Seattle; member nominating commit tee, A. B. A., J. V. Spangler, Seattle. secre rBUIT DRYER AT GRANDVIEW. Test Will Be Made of Invention to Save Profita on Products. An invention expected to aid the fruit drying business will be given its ffirst triul in the state of Washington an Grandview during the fall. Experiments have boon conducted in San Francisco for a number of months with the machine. Electricity will replace the old hot air arrangement and will effect paving in fuel and labor in addition to improving the finished product. BIG FIRE AT SASKATOON, BASK. Loss of Half Million—Six Firemen Overcome By Smoke. Saskatoon, Sask.—A disastrous firo staged Suuday night in Ciarn's de partment store, which was destroyed, including the stock. The Bank of Com merce building was ruined and tho Ca nadian Pacific offices were badly dam aged, smoke. Six firemen were overcome by Loss, $500,000. Badgers Will Picnic. The first annual picnic to be given by the Wisconsin Society of the Inland Empire .will be given in Spokane at Natatorium park. Everybody who has ever lived in Wisconsin is invited to bring their lunch and help celebrate the day. Sports, dancing and speaking will be the principal amusements. A roll call of the counties in Wisconsin will be called and the county having the largest attendance will be the banner county. National Educational Association. Discussion of the establishment of a federal university to be supported by government funds will be renewed at the fiftieth annual meeting of the Na tional Education association, which is to be held at Chicago from July 6 to 12. The National Education association is the largest organization of its kind in the world, and not less than 50,000 are expected to be in attendance at this meeting. A bill pending in the New York as sembly provides free spectacles or eye glasses for the school children of Greater New York. I I WASHINGTON STATE lief that level tion rob and all, us, a tion in The try On a the of ing, them put all, able on of ited the Alexander A. Dunphy, aged 71 years, a pioneer of Spokane, died recently. Water in the new city well at Gar field wus struck at a depth of 336 feet. There were 12,135 marriage licenses issued in the state of Washington dur ing the year 1912. A. G. Moore, 82, a native of Arkan nud for 15 years a resident of Dav enport, died at his home recently. Eleven carloads of cherries were shipped from North Yakima to the Chicago markets between June 20 and 30. The state has $2,667,492 cash hand. Receipts for last week were $256,066, and disbursements were $261, 028. on to of Niue Indian boys and girls gradu ated recently from tho Yakima Indian reservation school at Fort Siincoe, about 27 miles west of Toppenish. The Wisconsin Society of the Inland Empire will give its annual picnic at Natatorium park, Spokane, July 11, aud all former Budgerites are expected. All convicts who have been working on roads have been sent back to the state penitentiary to make bags to supply the demand of the farmers. Fred Hoefel lies with a fractured skull, his wife is unconscious and Mrs. Christ Reiker is severely injured as a result of an automobile accident Sun day afternoon, when Christ Reiker 's machine overturned on a piece of level roud five miles west of Ritzville. Writhing in an agony of pain and seized with one convulsion after an other, Mrs. Herman Eden, aged 35 years, wife of a wealthy Peone prairie farmer, died near Spokane from eating raisins, by mistake, which had been treated with poison to kill squirrels. Members of the state board of con trol met in quarterly session at the state penitentiary for the considera tion of pardons, paroles and other mat ters at the penitentiary this week, such as the operation of the jute mill and the newly established prison school. Professor Paul White, head of the state college agronomy department, ports the crop conditions on the college experiment farm as being the best in yeurs. The plans for tho present son include the raising of a large amount of seed for distribution through out the state. More than 300 delegates were pres ent at the Christian Endeavor conven tion at Tacoma last week. North Yakima was selected as tho place for holding the 1913 convention of the Washington-Idaho Christian Endeavor union. The Rev. E. A. Kiug of North Y'akima is president. E. C. Cleveland, a rancher near North Yakima, was recontly tried and found guilty iu justice's court of refusing to obey the notice of Assistant Horticul tural Inspector C. G. Hornor to prune his pear and apple orchard to rid it of pear blight. He was given a minimum fine of $50 aud costs. The case will be appealed. A. F. Schmidler, assistant cashier of the Fidelity Stato bauk at Uniontown, left home June 20, presumably for outing in the vicinity of Coeur d'Alene und St. Joe, Idaho, and has not been heard from Binco. The stockholders of tho bank have made good a deficiency of $3000 without disturbing the serve fund. A man working for a railroad com pany is not expected to strain himself, declares the state supreme court. Ira Irvin was ordered to throw a handcar off the tracks to get it out of the way of a fast coming locomotive. The en gino was closo. Irvin strained a hernia and sued for damages. The court says he can not recover because of contribu tory negligence. Frauds, tho filing of fako deeds and inducing two aged and feeble men to appoint designing relatives to the con trol of their property arc charged in a complaint made in the superior court for Walla Walla county recontly seeking to quiet title to 0500 acres of tho Lamar estate. The suit is brought by H. S. Jackson, administrator of the estates of James Lamar and Joseph Lamar, against Bessie Lamar, admin istratrix of the estate of David Lamar, David Lamar's estate being tho alleged fraudulently transferred property of James 0. and Joseph Latnar. The amount involved is $120,000, represent ing the annual proceeds from the es tate for six years, withheld from Jack son as administrator, and the land be sides. in of At is re sea R. Ta B. W. D. for der an re to the its in hot to at firo de to by at to the AT SPOKANE THEATERS. N. was At the Orpheum. All this week: Mrs. Louis James in "Holding a Husband:" Marguerite Haney in B. A. Rolfe 's tabloid musical comedy, "Tho Leading Lady;" Empire Comedy Four, America's funniest quartette; Pauline Moran, singing comedienne; Aerial Sherwoods, gymnasts; Paul and Mar mion Stone, a bit of musical comedy in a vaudeville way; Dare Brothers, ath letic accuracy. a by at is to at It costs an average of 18 cents a school day per child to put the rising generation of this country through the elementary aud high school. tion at •"Willie," said the mother sorrowful ly, "every time you are naughty I get another gray hair." "Gee!" said Willie; "you must have been a terror. Look at Grandpa. as of in ! ! I WHAT DO WE REALLY KNOW ABOUT THE TARIFF? There are those of an unshakable be lief that without a tariff protection that falls little short of prohibition of imports, this country would sink to a level of social and industrial degrada tion without parallel in the modern world, and there are those who regard protection in any form or degree as a devilish device for enabling the few to rob the many. These and all the in termediate shades of notion, opinion, and belief are prevalent, but what, after all, do most of us, or perhaps any of us, know of the facts of the matter? The farmer is confident that without a prohibitive duty on corn, on lard and bacon, on cattle, vegetables, and dairy products, our millions of fertile acres would revert to their original condi tion of prairie and woodland, and that millions of agriculturists would wander in doleful poverty seeking employment. The flock-masters believe that free wool would Bhortly make sheep in this coun try as much of a rarity as are bison. On the other hand, millions believe that a "substantial downward revision" of the tariff would greatly reduce the cost of living, the prices of food and cloth ing, rents and amusements, and enable them to live well, pay their bills, and put money in the bank. What, after all, do most of us or even any of us really know about the possible or prob able or certain influences of the tariff on industrial conditions and the prices of commodities? Our present sources of information and misinformation are lim ited almost wholly to the outpourings of political partisans and to the conflicting assertions of selfish interests.—From "The Need of a Tariff Board, or Com mission," by Albert G. Robinson in the American Review of Reviews for July. in to of be of of to in of AUTO DASHES OVER HIGH BANK. At Los Angeles Machine Falls 100 Feet —One Woman Is Killed. Los Angeles.—Mrs. Mabel Muir of Denver is dead and four others, among them Miss Ida Logsdon of Colorado Springs, are more or less seriously hurt, as the result of an automobile's plunging over a 100-foot embankment in Griffin park. Mrs. Muir was instantly killed. MiBs Logsdon may die. W. R. Allen, ono of the two men in the party, is held in jail and may be charged with manslaughter. John II. Sullivan drove the machine. Mrs. Stella Gilbert, a cousin of the dead woman, completed the party. The death of Mrs. Muir is the seventh recorded through automobile accidents due to speeding here in less than a week. The Volume of Corporation Business. Big business is becoming tho dis tinctive feature of American industrial life. The census shows that just over one-fourth of the manufacturing estab lishments of the United States are un der corporate control, but they do 79 per cent of the business. Only a little moro than 1 per cent of the establish ments produce more than a million dol lars' worth of goods in a year, but theso establishments do nearly 44 per cent of tho business. These 3061 organ izations (there were only 1900 of them five years ago) aro divided nmong all branches of industry. Not all of them are trusts. The highest estimate of such combinations is about 800, and this is much padded, but the figures shown do indicate that the large estab lishment is growing more important.— From "Big Business and the Citizen— II," by Holland Thompson, in the American Review of Reviews for July. NO MORE TARIFF BOARD. Lack of Necessary Funds Compels Its Disbandonment. The tariff board went out of exist ence Saturday because congress had re fused further money for its work. The uncompleted data was turned over to the president for the use of committees of congress or any other tariff revision agency. The board was formed in October, 1909. It has made comprehensive in vestigations of the difference in cost at home and abroad of wood pulp and paper, wool and cotton; also compiled glossaries of numerous schedules. TURKS ROUTED AT SIDI SAID. Leave 200 Dead and Many Wounded on the Field. Another severe battle at Tripoli on June 28 is described thusly: Acco-ding to tho message, a whole division at tacked the heights of Sid Said and neighboring positions, where masses of Arabs and Turks who had escaped de feat the previous day were lying in deep entrenchments, reinforced by a heavy native contingent. New Jersey Republicans Kick. Jersey City, N. J.—Tho republican county committee of Hudson county, N. J., met here Saturday with the an nounced purpose of indorsing President Taft. Instead of doing this a resolution was passed by a vote of 699 to 21 de claring Roosevelt the "only true re publican," denouncing the Chicago convention and asserting that the president gained his renomination by fraud. The Taft men left and a Roose velt man was elected chairman. a a North Adams (Mass.) Bums. North Adams, Mass.—A fire has de stroyed a large part of the business sec tion of this city. The loss is estimated at $300,000. Tho first child labor law was passed in Massacsusetts in 1876. BUILD UP SMALL TOWNS Inland Empire Editors Organize Press Association and Will Boost Com munity Development Idea. of a a to in of of us of of in for The Inland Empire editors met in of to Spokane just recently and organized the Inland Empire Press association, which proposes to hold annual meet ings in Spokane and semi-annual con ventions, possibly, at other points in the Inland Empire. The next meeting will be held in Spokane, either during the Interstate fair or the Apple show. "Community development," or the perpetuating and building up of the country towns and small cities was the principal topic of discussion, and plans were set in motion which will result in much benefit to the towns and rural communities of the Inland Empire. Community Development. E. C. Hole, a newspaper man of Chi cago, took for his subject "Community Development, or There is No Place Like Home." He referred to influences which have been depleting and killing the country towns and explained the reasons which had induced him, as publisher of a lumber journal, to stir up the local lumbermen to adopt more progressive methods and to advertise in their local papers and make that advertising bright and aggressive. He explained the broader "community de velopment" idea, comprising all means for the upbuilding of the country town and perpetuating it as a desirable place in which to live. Editors and mer chants must cooperate to make their town a better and more progressive community and show the farmer the local town is the place in whose pros perity he should have the most concern." The mail order business is taking a great deal of money out of the local communities; it is constantly growing, and one of the principal reasons for its growth is that merchants are not pro gressive and do not advertise in the local papers. In many communities where we have made investigations we have found that the banks alone have sent out more money in drafts to mail order houses than the local merchants have deposited. In a large section of the middle west the ' population was less in 1910 than ten years previous. The railroads have suffered from this, and they are beginning to realize they must get into closer cooperation with the people living along their lines. Howard Elliott has assured me there is no subject closer to his heart than community development. The mail order business can not stand the right kind of competition. Why do they not sell their goods in Chicago? Simply be cause they can't stand comparison with the goods of reputable dealers. One large mail order house offered $10,000 to be admitted to our principal mer chants and business men 's organization in Chicago, but it was refused; they can't belong. We must ail take an interest in and boost everything bet tering country life. The high cost of living is due principally to the fact that there are too many people living iu the cities and too few in the coun try on the farms. Let the newspapers exploit the country boy who went to tho city a little less and the country boy who stayed at home a little more. The next speaker was W. G. Hollis of Minneapolis, who explained what the Natioual Federation of Retail Mer chants' Associations hopes to -accom plish. This organization aims to get united and concentrated action on mat ters of interest to all retail merchants. Referring to "community develop ment," he said boys leave the town and go to the city "because there is nothing doing in the small town;" it's up to us to make something doing. The decreased population in Iowa has come neither from tho farms nor the cities, but frotn the towns, and the depletion of the towns is being brought about by the mail order houses. Generally speaking, when you buy from a mail order house, "you get what you pay for"—but not what you expect. The Chicago mail order houses sell $200, 000,000 a year. They have a big buy ing power, but they also have an enor mous selling expense—from 24 to 28 per cent. The average cost of doing business of the regular retailer will not exceed 18 per cent. If a merchant is progressive the difference between his cost of doing business and that of the mail order houses will fully offset their buying advantage and ho can get a good share of the business. It is time the merchant, railroad man, jobber and editor should get together to save the small town. One of the important things the fed eration is working for is laws prevent ing fraudulent advertising of all kinds —this will put a crimp in the mail order business. of in R. the a dis over un 79 dol but per all of and the Its re of in cost and Resolutions. The report of the committee on reso lutions was adopted in substance ns follows: We heartily indorse the movement now in progress for tho development and upbuilding of the small cities, towns and rural communities of the In land Empire and pledge to said move ment our earnest support. Wo recommend the use and sale of home made products in our several com munities and the patronage of local merchants and industries by all con sumers. We believe that the decrease in the population of the farming sections and rural communities is due in a consid erable measure to the tendfency toward the enlarging of individual farm hold ings and to tho operations of the na tional mail order houses. We urge, therefore, a concerted and widespread effort to reduce the size of the farm unit, to encourage intensive farming activities, and to give the most exten sive publicity to the possibilities and prospects that are opened to the legiti mate homeseeker in our respective communities. We call attention to the fact that money withdrawn from local circula tion and sent to the distant mail order houses represents a drain on the very life blood of the particular community concerned. It works an injury to the merchant, to the wage earner, to the property owner and to the farmer him self, whoso holdings are always en hanced in value through proximity to a thriving trade center. We believe, if developed to the full extent of their apparent possibilities, the mail order houses will ultimately destroy a large proportion of existing small trading on at and of de in a an de re the by de a centers, and thus deprive the farming communities of access to social, reli gious and education advantages which can only be provided in cities and towns. We further believe that the chan . ts of the sma11 cities and '°wns are in a measure responsible for the in roads of the mail order houses upon their trade. Having the advantage of immediate and personal contact with their customers, they should, by adopt ing modern merchandising methods and through intelligent and persistent ad vertising, be able to compete success fully with said mail order houses. We hereby pledge our earnest sup port to any worthy project which has for its object the honest development of any section of the Inland Empire, such as irrigation, good roads, etc., and to discourage wildcat schemes and fake boosting. W'e urge the establishmeut of a per manent news bureau for the gathering of development news and exploiting the resources of the Inland Empire. We express our appreciation to the Spokane Chamber of Commerce for the excellent entertainment and the fest sympathies of Spokane business interests with the development of the Inland Empire towns and communities. We express our appreciation of the presence of the chief executive of the state, M. E. Hay, also E. C. Hole of Chicago and W. G. Hollis of Minne apolis, and H. C. Sampson of Spokane, for their cooperation in advancing the purposes of this organization. As an expression of appreciation of the work done by A. L. Porter, E. F. Waggoner, E. E. Lucas and Philip Car bary in bringing the editors here they were elected honorary members. The following committee was ap pointed to suggest a uniform rate for political announcements during the im pending campaign: G. M. Allen, Top penish; J. H. Johnson, Deer Park; J. H. Taylor, Wilson Creek; R. S. Crowl, chairman, Odessa; C. W. King, Bon ners Ferry. Motion carried that the committee constitution and by-laws be the execu tive committee. Motion prevailed that a permanent committee of five on "community de velopment" ideas and methods be ap pointed. mer a is an of to is 28 is a mam on Banquet. The convention ended with a banquet tendered by the chamber of commerce Food Law Decisions. The United States department of ag riculture, has issued the following tices of judgments for violation of the Pure Food law of June 39, 1996: No. 1,304, against Trussing Bros., Montague, Mich., for adulterating and misbranding cider vinegar, condemned, but released to claimant upon filing bond in $599. No. 1,308, against D. J. Gregory Vine gar Company, Richmond, Va., for adul teration and misbranding Goods condemned aud forfeited. No. 1,316, against the llarbauer Mc Lean Co., Toledo, O., for adulteration of tomato catsup. Goods condemned and forfeited. No. 1,317, against six bales of coffeo in possession of the Aragon Coffee Co., Richmond, Va., and shipped by W. II. Force & Co., and Mitchell Bros., New York City. Goods condemned and for feited. No. 1,320, against the New Blue Grass Canning company, Owensboro, Ky., for adulteration and misbranding of "to mato puree," adulteration of "tomato pulp," adulteration of "tomato cat sup." Pleaded guilty and fined $25 and costs. No. 1,323, against the Teasdalc Fruit & Net Products Company, Rogers, Ark., for misbranding evaporated apples. Pleaded guilty and fined $10 and costs No. 1,324, against Spiropoulos & Cos talupes, San Francisco, Cal., for mis branding spaghetti and macaroni. Fined $50. no Product vinegar No. 1,325, against Stillman, Weight & Co., Berlin, Wis., for misbranding buckwheat flour. Fined $25. No. 1,326, against A. C. Soper & Co., Farmingdale, N. J., for adulteration of ketchup. Pleaded non vult, suspended. No. 1,329, against 225 cases of catsup, packed for the Biklen Winze Grocer Co., Burlington, la. Product condemned and forfeited, but released to claimant on payment of costs, and filing bond. No. 1,332, against the Brewster Co coa Manufacturing Co., Jersey City, N. J., for adulteration and misbranding of chocolate. Pleaded non vult, and fined $109. No. 1, 334, against the Harbaucr-Mar lcan Co., Toledo, O., for misbranding of 798 cases of tomato catsup, found in possession of the Stone, Ordean & Wells Co., Duluth, Minn. Product condemned and forfeited, but ordered released to claimants on filing bond of $1,009 and payment of $88 costs. No. 1,338, against the Salem Canning Co., Daretown, N. J., for adulteration of tomato paste. Fined $5. No. 1,349, against B. T. Chandler & Son, Chicago, 111., for adulteration and misbranding of apple cider vinegar. Fined $190 and costs. No. 1,352, against the Frazer Pack ing Company, Elwood, Jnd., for adul teration of catsup. Products ordered condemned and destroyed. No. 1,356, against the Earll Mfg. com pany ; Kansas City, Mo., for misbranding apple butter. Fined $50 and costs. No. 1,358, against the Jersey Pack ing Co., Cincinnati, O., for adulteration of catsup. Product condemned and or dered destroyed. No. 1,363, against the Sharp-Elliott Manufacturing Co., El Paso, Tex., for misbranding vinegar. Fined $100. No. 1,371, against A. E. Pearson & Son, Lottsberg, Va., for adulteration and misbranding of tomatoes. Goods condemned, but ordered returned claimant upon filing bond of $2,000. No. 1,381, against the Atlas Preserv ing Co., Baltimore, Md., for adultera tion of tomato eatsup. Fined $20. No. 1,391, against S. J. Van LUI & Co., Baltimore, Md., for misbranding preserves. (2 cases.) Fined $15 each case. sentence ns of a to on No. 1,361, against the Edward Wes ten Tea & Spice Co., St. Louis, Mo., for misbranding rice. Fined $100 and costs.. A workmen's compensation low en acted by the Massachusetts legislature went into effect July 1. Every barber in Corsicana, Tex., is a unionist. OUR UNCLE SAM'S BIG MONEY BOX i THE U. S. GOVERNMENT SUR PLUS WAS MORE THAN $32,000,000, JULY I. Better Off at End of Fiscal Year Than Had Been Expected—But Less Than Last Year—Failure of Congress to Fans Appropriation Bills Helped to Swell the Fund. The federal government closed the fiscal year June 30 with a surplus of $32,000,000,. according to estimates based on incomplete returns from the various sources of revenue the country over. This amount far exceeded the expectations of Secretary MacVeagh, who months ago estimated that the surplus would be $10,250,000. The surplus at the close of the fiscal year 1911 was $45,682,000. The failure of congress to pass gen eral deficiency and other appropria tion bills which would have called for large disbursements during the clos ing days of the fiscal year helped the government to pile up the surplus. Another big element in the figures was the corporation tax, which, it is calculated, brought in $27,000,000 against $33,000,000 last year. Customs receipts totaled $310,000,000 this fiscal year against $314,000,000 last year, while internal revenue taxes, amounted to $292,000,000, against $289,000,000. FROM THE MINING CAMPS It is reported the British Columbia Copper company's directors have de clared a quarterly dividend of 15 cents a share. News of the death in Sonoma county, California, of William Dixon, aged 73 years, a pioneer mining man of the northwest. The annual report of the Rambler Cariboo mine at Kaslo, owned aud op erated by Spokane people, indicates that the property will be on a divi dend-paying basis by next October. Iu Voigkt's camp in the British Co lumbia Copper company has fine dia mond drills at work. If the boud Voight's properties is smelter will be built at a little lake about seven miles from Princeton. Greenwood, B. C.—In an auto dent Suuday, E. G. Warren, of the British Columbia Copper puny, suffered six broken ribs aud a rupture of the lungs. Four others were slightly injured, feet down the mountainside. * One hundred and forty ounces of the semi-monthly clean up of the Elk City Mine corporation, has been sent to the United States say office. The exact value of the gold is not certain until the bullion is paid for, but it will run considerably $2900. The natural cave recently discovered on the Dellie mine, three miles from Ainsworth, B. C., owned by the Silv Hoard company, will eliminate not less than $190,900 of development will save two proven the property, according to W. S. Hawley, general manager for the company. lveller, \\ ash.—J. T. Pardee and four helpers have arrived here from Wash ington, D. C. Mr. Pardee represents the government geological survey and will spend the summer on the south half of the Colville reservation, work will be preparatory to the classi fication of government land as to min eral and non-mineral bearing sections. After spending a few weeks here Mr. Pardee will visit Meteor, Covada, Nes pelem and all the other points on the reservation where mineral has been dis covered. on taken up a acci manager com The auto rolled 100 gold bullion us over er expense, years ' time, and has His That the high tide in the terrible death rate iu American coal mines has reached and passed is the confident be lief of the officials of the United States bureau of mines. Figures just issued by the bureau show that 2,517 men were killed in the mines last year 1910. as against 2,834 for This shows a reduction in the number of lives lost of 317 in year's time. one The death rate in 1910 was 3.91 men in every 1,000 employed. The rate in 1911 was 3.74. Compared with 1907, the darkest in the history of American year mining, when 3,197 men lost their lives, 1911 shows a decrease of 680 in the number of men killed. It was following the record of this year that congress au thorized the government to begin i vestigations looking toward a reductiou in the death rate and this was supple mented in 1910 by tho creation of the bureau of mines. iii New York. Bar silver, 61 5-Sc; Mexican dollars, 48c. < opper—Quiet. Standard, spot and .Tune, $16.87 l-2(fi)17.37 1-2; electrolytic, 17 5-8c@17 3-4; lake, casting, 17 l-8c. Tin—Firm. 17 5-8cfe>17 3-4c; Spot and June, $47@4S. Lead—Steady, $4.40(p)4.50. Antimony—Quiot. Cookson's, $8. Almost 100,000 workers toil in pack ing houses.