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VOL. I.
NORTHWEST NEWS NOTES
A GLANCE OVER THREE STATES.
Farmers II»|ir(ul From ll»e Ample
>loi*tnre in the 'Joll—Demand for
Moil (una Grnxinu LnntU—School
StntlntlcH of I«laho.
The Fidalgo Island Packing Company
lias decided to increase the size of its All
acortes plant to a capacity of 100,00(
eases.
The Recorder and the Bulletin of Aber
dcen have been consolidated.
Kverett reports all of her manufaetur
ing industries in active operation, souu
of them running day and night.
Two more evaporators have been put
in operation in Whatcom county, making
six in all in the county.
The fruit crop of Washington last yeai
was estimated at six million dollars, o;
which one-third was composed of prunes
George Baker, an employe of the Ev
erett smelter, went to Alaska the lattei
part of December. He contracted a cobi
after his arrival at Dyea, which develop
ed into pneumonia, from which he died
lly an amendment to the Indian appro
priation bill, which has been passed by
the senate, the time for the completion ol
the irrigation canal through the Yakima
reservation has been extended two years
The $50,000 damage suit at Spokane ol
Charles F. Clough against W. W. 1). Tin
ner for the alienation of the afTectiom
of Carrie If. Clough, wife of the plaintiff
has been dismissed by Judge Prathcr
The order was made on motion of th<
plaintiffs attorneys.
Never in the history of Kittitas count)
has the ground been in so good a condi
tion for crops as it is now. Heavy rain*
last fall gave ample moisture. Then tin
fall of snow was such that at least 1*
inches was in sight when the February
break-up came. An immense quantity ol
water has gone into the ground, and tlu
result means much for the coming sea
son's c rops.
The daily receipt of milk at the Nortii
Yakima creamery now averages about
7(HM) pounds, fro. < vhich are produced
about 300 pounds of butter. For this milt;
the farmers are getting approximately $>•
cents to $1, so that the creamery is dis
tributing about $1900 a month. The ens
tomers of the plant bring milk for dis
tances of eight and ten miles, but there
is a station on the Upper Natchez where
skimming is done and the cream brought
to the central market at Yakima. Tlu
largest receipts are during April and May
al which time 10,000 to 12,000 pounds o!
milk will be cared fcr.
Another oil well has been struck ir
western Washington, this time in the
heart of Tacoma, just north of the expo
sit ion building. The discovery wa>
made accidentally some time ago by .Toi
Derringer on land belonging to the Ta
coma Land Comphny. Derringer, it i.
said, was not on good terms with Mr
Anderson, the manager of the company
so he let George W. Dickenson, formerly
assistant general superintendent of tlu
Northern Pacific, into the secret, and f
20 acre tract on which the discovery was
made was purchased at $4000 an acre. Ii
is said the few tests that have been niad<
of the oil are satisfactory, and that tlu
product compares favorably with the oi
of the Ohio and Pennsylvania fields.
Montana.
The demand for Montana grazing lands
continues to be greater than the supply.
1.415t week the state land department
leased 004H) acres of grazing lands and
would have had the opportunity to lease
other lands could it have supplied tlie
particular sections desired.
(Jeorge W. Irvin, the newly appointed
postmaster for Butte, has received a for- !
ma! ratification of his appointment from
Washington, together with an official
bond form for $.10,000, to 1m? signed by
himself and sureties who can qualify in
double the sum of the bond. As soon as
the bond is returned to Washington and
approved, Mr. Irvin will be ready to as
sume his duties as postmaster.
William B. Rodgers of Deer Lodge
county, who has been appointed United
States district attorney for the district
of Montana to succeed ex-Governor J\
11. Leslie, lias been for a few months act
ing as assistant district attorney and was
in the direet line of promotion. The ap
pointee has been a resident of Montana
since 1801. He has served a term as coun
ty attorney of Deer Lodge county, and in
1804 was elected to the Montana house
of representatives.
L. 11. Parker, manager of the Murphy
Tattle Company in Montana, has two
costly dogs to add to his pack of wolf
destroyers, which now number, pups and
all. about .100 strong. The latest impor
tations are a magnificent Russian blood
hound and a leopard staghound bitch.
They cost delivered at Billings in the
neighborhood of $800. They both possess
long and aristocratic pedigrees, and are
fine animals, and look to be well adapted
for hunting wolves on the range.
D. J. Hogan, one of the well known
cattlemen of Montana, was in Helena the
other day from his home near Augusta.
He said that the cattle in his section
are wintering well. "We are having a
peculiar winter up our way, and I suppose
it is the same in other sections of the
state. The weather has l>een fine as a
rule and little .or no stock has perished
because of the cold. We have had un
usually heavy wind storms, however, in
the northern part of the county. They
have torn down fences and ripped open
hay stacks and altogether caused a good
deal of damage.*'
Idaho.
Miss Mollie Calawav of Boise is now
acting state superintendent of Chriatian
Endeavor Junior work in Idaho, Mrs. Ida
M. Weaver having resigned.
C'. C. Fuller, until recently private sec
retary to Senator Heitfeld, will take ed
itorial charge of the Boise Sentinel, Sena
tor Heitfeld s paper.
The Lewiston Light Company effected
a reorganization this week, ia< reading th«
I capital stock of the company from $10,-
000 to $30,000. The growing demand*
i for lights have necessitated increased
|K)\ver, and the company has decided to
! establish a power plant on the Asotin
j creek, two miles above Asotin City in
I Washington. The company will also sup
-1 ply Asotin City with lights.
Latah county commissioners have made
public their report of the county home
for the period from May 13, 1897, to Jan
uary I, 1898. The expenses of the farm,
including superintendent's salary, Mere
$1,197.59. From the sale of produce,
$341.72 was realized. The average num
ber of inmates was 10, and expenses per
day of each 37 cents. During the year
$540.6*2 was spent on permanent improve
ments. In 1897 070 bushels of wheat were
i raised on the farm, 590 of oats and 450
! of potatoes, and 35 tons of hay and 10 of
carrots and beets.
! The report made by State Superintend*
I ent Anderson to the bureau of education
! at Washington contains some interesting
figures. It is for the school year ending
August 3, 1897. The report shows there
were 42,127 school children in the state
between the ages of 5 and 21 years, 22,172
males and 19,950 females. The average
daily attendance was 22,645; the number
of buildings used for school purposes 626.
and the number of teachers 793—298
males and 495 females. The average
monthly salary of male teachers was $61;
females, $41.
A very interesting suit has been brought
in the district court at Boise in the name
of the state against R. S. Browne and
those who were his bondsmen when he was
treasurer of the board of regents of the
state university. It is brought to recov
er $5925 lost by Isaac W. Sherrill of
Poughkeepsie, N. Y., on a university
building fund warrant. The case is one
that has attracted considerable attention
at different times, owing to the peculiar
manner in which Mr. Sherrill lost the
money. The warrant was sent to Browne
for collection. lie was a banker. He pur
chased a draft for the amount from his
own bank, held it and sent it on just be
fore his bank failed.
NO ARBITRATION FOR THEM.
Hpnnlali Renent Such n Sngffeallon '
na to Cuba.
Madrid, March I.—Nenor Sagasta, com
menting upon an alleged interview with
Prince Bismarck, in which the latter is
represented as suggesting that the Cub.m
trouble should be submitted to the pow
-1 ers for arbitration, expressed his aston
ishment that such an idea could emanate
from Prince Bismarck and declared em
phatically "that nothing but ignorance
of the question could inspire the notion
that Spain would suffer foreign intrusion
| or submit to arbitration in her indi*puta-
I ble rights of sovereignty, or," said the
| Spanish premier, "would dare propone
such an absurdity, and no Spanish gov
ernment would listen or dream of such
proposals."
Ilernahe linn Started.
Senor Polo y Bernabc, the new Span
ish minister to the United States, has
started for Gibraltar, en route for New
York. He is fully empowered to con
tinue the reciprocity negotiations. The
government is anxious to secure a firm
basis for commercial and political rela
tions with the United States before May
1 in case the pacification r.f Cuba should
not. have made progress before the rainy
season commences. It is an open secrct
that both the home and colonial govern
ments consider the preservation of friend
ly relations with the United States as
no less im]H)rtant in the pacification of
Cuba than the military operations and the
unoflicial negotiations to induce the insur
gent leaders to accept autonomy.
Shoot IUK Scrape at Butte.
Butte, Mont., Feb. 28. —Bob Works,
manager of the l)ugan house, shot and
killed Ed Daly in the barroom of the
place at midnight last night. The men
had had trouble Itefore. Three shots were
tired.
Frederick Tennyson la Dead.
London, Feb. 28. — Frederick Tennyson,
the brother of the poet, died Saturday.
NEW BEDFORD UNIONS AIDED
Collect limn Increased Over Those for
Former Week*.
Now Bedford, Mau., March 1. — The
strike council has derided to send two del
egates to Washington to represent the
New Bedford unions at the hearings of the
congressional judiciary committee on Rep
resentative Lovering's eight-hour amend
ment to the constitution. One of the pur
poses of their visit will be their work in
Ifailtimore, Wilmington and other cities
on the route, where they will address the
unions and secure what aid they can for
the strikers. The collections during the
past week have amounted to about $2700,
an increase over any former week.
Rx-Confederate* EuUhttac.
Middlesboro. Kv., Feu. 27. A card in a
local newspaper askiog •x- on federates
to form a regiment to serve in case of
war with Spain, has brougnt more than
enough responses io fill the ranks front
southwest Virginia, east Tennessee and
Kentucky. The originator of the idea
now contemplates the formation of a di
vision to bo commanded by Fitzhugh
T>*e.
\mvhl Reserves Ready*
Quincy. 111., Feb. 27. -Lieutenant Moio
head, commander of the Quinsy company
of naval reserves, .eceived oiders to no
tify members of the company to hold
themselves in readiness to report on *i<
hours' notice. The orders eame from Lieu
tenant Commander Porter of Moline. chief
of the battalion.
Uraad Army Want* Gums.
Sacramento, CM., Feb. 27.—Th« mem
ber* of Warren Pont. G. A. R., have re
quested (iovernor Jlndd lo loan them ;»*»
rifle#, cannon* and havcraaoka. The vet
erans exprew* their deaire to become a<-
customed to the military ethic n<iw in
vogue so that in ca*e o- war with Spain
they will he ready t- •*) the froat.
EMI FROM BENEATH
CONFIRMED BY THE DIVERS.
i
F.videncr That the .Mafailnn on (he
Battleship Maine Had Xothlnc to
Do With the Initial Kxploalon,
and Flayed a Small Part In the
Affair.
Xew York Feb. 26.—A dispatch to the
Herald from Havana says:
There is no longer any reason to doubt
that the explosion which wrecked the
Maine came from underneath the vessel,
and that the magazines had nothing to do
with the initial explosion and played a
much smaller part in the great disastcr
than was at first supposed.
The evidence that has served to con
vince the board was obtained by Ensign
Powellson, an officer attached to the Fern.
Mr. Powellson was formerly in the con
struction corps and took a two years' sp« -
cial course in the Glasgow school of naval
architecture. He is therefore a competent
witness.
What he discovered was that the for
ward part of the keel of the Maine, with
its ribs and plates, was stove upward ao
far that parts of the shattered double bot
tom show out of water, and in places sec
tions of the green-painted outer hull are
visible.
Corroborative of evidence given by Pow
ellson, and of equal significance and im
portance, is the result of the close exami
| nation made by the divers. What thcv
| found indicates that the explosion came
| from a point beneath the keel. A plumb
1 line dropped from a point just forward of
the conning tower would have laid the
lead exactly on the spit where the explo
sion occurred that hove keel and plates
and ribs almost to the surface. The main
force of the explosion seems to have been
exerted slightly on the port side of the
vessel.
This is consistent with the facts hither
i to ascertained. Collectively these now in
| dicate that the contents of the reserve six-
I inch magazine were exploded by the in
itial blast and that there was no explosion
in either of the other two. In the reserve
magazine was stowed 2500 pounds of pow
j der in copper tanks, each of which con- j
tained 200 pounds. Several of these tanks j
have been found by the divers all in |
I crushed and shapeless masses.
It is important to note that in the six- 1
I inch and 10-inch tanks recovered the ex- j
celsior used for packing the charges shows j
no injury from flame or gases. The pow
der stored in the six-inch reserve magti- j
zine was used for saluting purposes only. [
The magazine itself appears to have been
utterly destroyed, only a few traces being
left to show where it was once located.
The under part of the 10-inch magazine
is wholly inaccessible to divers. In the
upper part is tightly wedged a mass of
powder cylinders too heavy for the divers
to extricate, but apparently containing
unexploded charges of powder. The Dow
torpedo tube of the Maine has been lo
cated in the wreck. It lies in the debris
forward, submerged several feet under wa
ter.
The hull is now embedded in the mud to
the. depth of eight feet The diveis sink
to their armpits in the mud and have the
greatest difficulty in prosecuting their
work. Those engaged on the forward part
of the ship are under charge of Gunner
Charles Morgan, a-; officer specially detail
ed from the flagship New York for that
purpose.
No Doubt Remains.
New York, Feb. 26.—The Mail and Ex
press prints the following, dated at Ha
vana :
While of course the members of the
court of inquiry will not talk for publica
tion, I am informed on the highest author
ity that the evidence of Diver Morgan as
to the conditon of the Maine shows almost
beyond the possibility of doubt, in the
opinion of my informant, that the Maine
was blown up by an outside agent Fur
thermore, Morgan's opinion is verified by
other American divers who descended to
day.
The court will finish its work here to
morrow and proceed to Key West to take
testimony of the survivors there. It has
been decided not to return to Havana, all
information as to the cause of the disaster
having been secured.
Spain Winta War.
London, Feb. 26.—According to a special
dispatch from Madrid the reports received
there from ihe United States, to the effect
that public opinion in the latter country
is becoming more excited owing to the im
pression that the Maine disaster was not
due to an accident, are "restirring popular
feeling here (in Madrid), and the convic
tion is increasing in ministerial circles
that the worst must be expected." Con
tinuing, the dispatch says:
"The government has no choice if the
United States adopts a threatening atti
tude, for the prospect of war is popular
with all parties, and the more excitable
newspapers are already urging the gov
ernment to take measures to enable Spain
to strike the first and derisive blow."
Denies Presence of Mine*.
New York, Feb. 26.—A dispatch to the
World from Madrid says: Admiral Terry,
ehicf of staff of the minister of marine.
mvs: "The harbor of Havana contained
no submarine mine in the vieinity of the
place where the battleship Maine and the
Spanish cruiser Alfonso XII were ajichor
M.
Kilihach Lee'a Opinion.
Chicago, Feb. 27. —A Times Herald
Washington special says:
Consul General Lee has made formal
report to the president that it is his opin
ion that the Maine was deliberately de
stroyed. Every effort has been made to
keep this information from becoming pub
lie. Kven where privately circulated the
friends of the trying
lo mipimixe the : ~\ —' LlfW)r report
by saying that it is only ai /ession of j
opinion by tH con*-' Munsccom I
lip***' Gen-
RITZVILLE, WASHINGTON, MARCH 2,
Cuba, however, adds much to the import
ance of his report and has increased the
general concern among public men.
linparelal la Dlatruatful.
Madrid, Feb. 27.—Imparcial warns
Spain "to distrust the pacific speeches of
President MeKinley and of General
Woodford at the recent banquet here/'
adding: "America is actively preparing
for war, which is inevitable if the re
bellion in Cuba is prolonged bevond
May."
The Spanish government, it is said, is
equipping its forces at the different arse
nals and is organizing its marine and in
fantry.
A decree has been issued dissolving the
cortes.
PROTECT THE PACIFIC COAST.
The Biff Battleship Oregon Will \ot
Be Taken From Western Water*.
New York, March I.—lt has been de
cided by the navy department to keep on
the Pacific coast the full force of naval
vessels now there, says the Washington
correspondent of the Herald. Navy de
partmcnt officials recognize the fact that
the strength of the North Atlantic squad
ron would be strengthened by attaching
the battleship Oregon to Hear Admiral
Sicard's command, but they appreciate the
danger of leaving the Pacific coast with
out assiatanee of this class, just as they
appreciate the importance of defending
the ports by vessels of the monitor type.
There are now stationed on the Pacific
coast the Oregon, the coast defense ves
sels Monterey and Monadnock, and the
training ship Adams. The Oregon, which
is at Puget sound, will be ordered to pro
ceed to San Francisco harl>or, and her
place in northern waters will probably be
taken by the Monterey. The department
recently directed the Monadnock to be
laid in reserve, but these orders have not ;
been carried out and she will probably be
sent to San Diego.
Besides these ship*, the department has
at Honolulu the cruiser Baltimore and i
the gunboat Bennington. No orders have j
been issued for the return of these vessel* ;
in view of the aspirations of the adminis
t rat ion to bring these islands within Amer- i
ican jurisdiction. The critiser Alert and j
the gunboat Marietta are in Xicaraguan
and Guatemalan waters respectively, i
These ships will lie ordered to San Fran- j
cisco if an emergency arises and will hold
themselves in readiness for active service.
REINDEER REACH NEW YORK.
Five Hundred nuil Thirty-Seven
Head From l.aplnnd.
New York. March 1, The Lapland
I reindeer for the Yukon expedition of the
j government have reached New York on
the steamer Manitoban. 24 days from
Ilozckop, Arctic The exjM'dition
is in charge of I)r. Sheldon Jackson, who
introduced the first domestic reindeer in
Alaska, and now, under the auspices of
the general government, is placing there
the first colony of I^apps.
The Manitoban brings a unique cargo,
consisting of 113 immigrants, 537 reindeer.
410 reindeer sleds, 511 sets of reindeer har
ness, and between 3000 and 4000 bags <f
moss for feeding the reindeer en route. The
immigrants consist of 43 Inlanders, 10
Finns and 15 Norwegian reindeer herder*
and drivers and their fainwiiieH, making
a party of 08 men, 10 women and 20 chil
dren. Along with them are six bridal
couples, who were married a few days l»e
--fore the sailing of the steamer. Only one
deer was lost on the journey of 4000 miles.
The government has a contract with the
I'cnnsvlvaniA railroad to transport the
deer to Seattle. The contract calls for de
livery in Seattle in 150 hours. From Se
attle the outfit will be forwarded to Skag
uay and Dawson City, and thence distrib
uted to the government stations. The cost
of the herd purchased by Dr. Jackson is
believed to have been about $50,000.
DEATH OF WM. SINGERLY.
Prominent Klgnre In Key-atone
fttnte Circle*.
Philadelphia, March 1. — William M.
Singerly died suddenly at his residence at
No. 1701 Ixx-ust street yesterday. Heart
disease was the immediate cause of death.
Mr. Singerly had been suffering for about
10 days from a cold and had remained at
home sinee last Wednesday, although his
indisposition was in no way serious. While
sitting in his bedroom smoking a cigar, he
was seized with a violent fit of coughing
and immediately afterwards fell over dea l.
In the room at the time were Mr. Sin
gerly's granddaughter, Miss Malwl Singer
ly Meredith, and the servants.
William Singerly was proprietor of the
Record Publishing Company, president of
the Chestnut Street National bank and
the Chestnut Street Savings Fund & Trust
Company, which recently collapsed, and
president of the Singerly Pulp & Paper
Mills. He was a meml>er of the Fairmount
park commission, and until lately the
treasurer and trustee of the Philadelphia
commercial museum. He was horn in this
city Decernber 27, 1832, and with the ex
ception of a brief period in his early man
hood, when he conducted a commission
business in Chicago, has lived here ever
since. His father, Joseph Singerly, was
one of the originators of the street railway
system of Philadelphia.
ROGERS HAS GIVEN ORDERS.
Vteernlt the Nutlonnl Gnnrd to Its
Fullest Strength.
Tacoma, March 1. — fJovcrnor Rogers
lias ordered that the 10 companies of in
faniry and two of cavalry composing the
Naticnal Guard of Washington shall lie
immediu'Hv re raited to their fullest
strength of 00 men each for infantry and
80 men for cavalry companies. Recruiting
is being carried on actively and enthusi
astically. \
Governor Rogers wi|T spend an evening
this week with the • <B T*»rs of the two Ta
coma compflot' .other evening with,
the Seattl **ct of these r
ferences
to th
AROUND THE MINING GAMPS
PROSPECTS AND DEVELOPMENT
lilac: Ore Body of Urent lllcbueaN In
the Kepuhllc In Eureka District—
The Outlook ut Florence, Idaho
lit Madliiou County, Montuna-
Big I'ulmer Boiiiilnlii Tunnel.
Fifteen feet of ore, averaging $308 ; >cr
ton in gold. That in the latent report from
the Republic mine in Kurcka district, on
the Colville reservation.
| The past week's development?* in this
I remarkable property have been the sensa
: tion of the S|>okanc mining world. When
! tlie news leaked out that the rich ore
i chute in tunnel No. 2 had widened to nine
j feet, experienced and conservative mining
men were startled. Two days later came
1 news that the ore body had widened to 12
I feet. The last report of 15 feet of tire go
j ing $308 per ton has fairly tak<*n the
jln cat h of the mining community. ?dining
I men of long experience and careful state
! incuts agree that for the development done
{ nothing like it has ever before been dis
covered in America. "Butte in its early
| days had no mine like the Republic," said
j a mining man. "Cripple Creek has no such
j ore body. It is now only a question of
: depth. If these values go down, the Re
public mine alone will add immeasurably
i to the wealth and population of Spokane."
Hut with all this remarkable wealth,
I Republic camp is handicapped. It can not
! get sufficient lumber for building pur- !
I |hjmcs. and while the Republic has its own j
sawmill, it can not sell lumber to other;
! mines. Rough lumlicr is selling there for !
j from to $00 per thousand, and it is j
i hard to get at that. It is brought in from
j British Columbia.
In the Florence Cnni|».
The PciOrman mine is showing tatter
ore than ever before is the rejiort from the (
j Florence camp, in Idaho. The long tumid
is in over 300 feet and shows four feet of
i ore, carrying high values in gold and sil- !
ver. A stope is being opened, showing •
better ere than any yet encountered on,
i the up|>cr level. A steam hoist and stamp
mill have arrived at Lewiston and will lie
erected as soon as the roads are in shape
for hauling. The I'oorman was the first j
property to attract attention of capital to I
Florence, and it promises to sustain its
rcputnti< n as a rich property. The op- j
eratorsof the What Cheer mine, have lieen i
encouraged by finding 42 inches of choice ;
ore in the tunnel, about 70 feet from its !
mouth, where they thought they only had i
two feet. The lower drift on the Mikado j
is in 40 feet and the ore budy is show ing '
improvement. Negotiations are on for i
the purchase of the Kmpire. The profierty >
is iu line condition and there is little won
der that it proves an attraction to invest
ors. An important strike, one of the most j
important of the winter, has been made
on the Coupon, which is an extension of:
the Manner on the west. A solid ore body
30 inches in width has been encountered
in the tunnel. 'Hie ore is similar to that
produced by the famous Manner mine, and
the ore body shows indications of widen
ing with depth. The tunnel is in over 200
feet, ami day and night shifts are em
ployed. Two feet of rich ore have been
encountered iu the tunnel on the Doubt
ful, which is being operated by Frank
Hunt. The quartz is decompose!, and
the values are high with free gold show
ing plainly all through the pavstrcak.
In Mmllson County, Monlann.
The well known mining engineer of
Whitehall, C. D. Wilkinson, is busily en
gaged in perfecting arrangements for the
development of a group of mines on tin
left fork of South Roulder creek, in Mad
ison county, Montana, which he secured
last fall for Minnesota capitalists. The
properties from an altiludiual standpoint
rank among the. highest in the state, be
ing over 0200 feet above sea level, oil the
famous old Hollow Top mountain, the
loftiwt peak of the Tobacco Root range.
Despite their height, all of the claims arc
easily accessible by good wagon road ami
trail, being distant but seven miles from
Mammoth and the mouth of Main Sotuh
lloulder canyon. Under the direction of
Superintendent Dan Devine, work on the
grouo has been carried on throughout the
inter, the remarkable oj>enness of which
lias rendered this piyctieable. Mr. Wil
kinson announces that there is now
enough to keep a 20 stamp mill Tmsy an I
that such a mill will l»e in operation on
the property by June 1.
In Rosslnnd Cnnip.
Recent reports from the Poorman mine,
in Rossland camp, are that the miners
have oj>ened a four-foot ore body assaying
a little more than $30 per ton in gold and
running well in copper.
The Lc Roi has decided to connect the
Black Rear tunnel with the main work- j
ings of the mine for the double purpose c,f j
ventilating the mine and providing ade- :
quate means of escape for the men in case |
11 if underground accident, wy» the Ross-j
i (ami Miner. The connection will probably
| Is' made at the 350-foot level in the shaft, j
j The present workings of the properties in I
Jihe neighborhood of the Ijp Roi would, if
slightly modified, form an unrivaled sys- j
| tein of escapes. At present the !>» RoiV ;
east drift almost reaches the Center Star's :
main tunnel, and it would require but a
few feet of work to make the connection. t
The Center Star's tunnels, besides having j
| two exits of their own, connect with the ;
Iron Mask tunnel, which communicates |
with the surface and also connects with i
the War Kagle workings, which have half j
a dozen means of exit. The War Kagle
workings are. also within a short distance
of the Poorman s drifts, and a connection !
between the two has already been discuss- j
ed. If communication l>etween the two
were thus established, it would lie possible I
to pass on from the War Kagle through j
the Poorman and out through the Josie, (
which already is connected with the Prior- ,
man.
In the ftlocan District.
About 50 men aie employed oil the En- j
terprisc mine, in the Sloean, cm Ten Mile
creek, and the pro|*ertv is miorted show
ing better thau ever. The ttfal for the sale
of the property to an English syndicate
j still hangs tire, but those on the inside of
( the matter still express confidence in the
deal being consummated.
i There was no dividend declared by the
| Whitewater mine in February, owing to
| the fact that returns on 75 cars of ore
shipped in December and January were
I not available.
Five feet of clear ore assaying as high
as $1700 has la-en found in the old work
ings of the Idaho mine.
The Ivanhce mine is to have a three
drill compressor.
Falmer Mouutaln.
The I'ulmer Mountain Tumid Company
announces that work will be resumed on
the big bore in camp about April |
1. ami that arrangemnts will have been i
completed by that time that will insure ]
steady work until the pro|>erty is on a i
j paying Uisis. The recent strike ill the
tunnel, and, in fact, the rich stringers all
| along its course, have inspired the public
with confidence in the undertaking. The
company has elected officers for the nestl
ing year as follows: Dr. X. Fred Ksnig,
president; 1). M. Druinheller, vice presi
dent; C. ('. May, treasurer; F. H. Luce,
secretary; John Boyd, manager.
tttruek Ore In the Klondike.
The report has reached Wallace, Idaho,
that ore had been struck in the tunnel on
the Klondike. The property lies just above
the Stemwindcr and was stocked last sum
mer, since when four or five men have
been working steadily running a crosscut
tunnel. The reported striike has not ben
confirmed, but is considered very probable,
as the men working there have been look
ing for ore any time for several weeks
past. The stock of the company is largely
owned in Wardner and almost all of it
belongs toCoeur d'Alene people.
On Spring; Creek.
Knglish capitalists have taken an option
at $05,000 on the Carbonates claim on
Spring creek, in Ainsworth mining dis j
triet. B. C. Ferguson & Caldwell of Kaslo |
are the vendors. The pro|H»rtv has Imhmi ;
developed under the direction of Peter
Porter, and there are several hundred feet
of tunnels opening up some fine ore bodies.
It is reported that a concentrat« r will la*
erected next spring.
Male of n Bontann Bine.
The War Kagle mine, near Clancy, has
been sold to Michigan parties for $35,000,
K. S. Delamaer.of Detroit taking over the
property for himself and ansociates. It is
the pur|M)se to immediately put up a
steam hoist on the mine and sink the shaft
to a depth of 600 feet without a halt.
MANY HAVE DIED ON THE PASS.
Ben Fall From Kxpoaure Tr>lnic to
lleaeli the Klondike.
Seattle. Fob. 28.—The steam sihooner
Xoyo, which ban arrived here from Skag
-1 nay, Alaska, brings news which, if true,
I w ill probably cause international compli
cations. Parties arriving at Skaguay be
j f re Ihe Xayo left circulated the report
I that the Canadian mounted police had
i raided the Itiitinh (lag at Summit lake,
which is 12 miles from Skaguay and ll
! miles inside of the American line ax at
prcHcnt defined. Captain Lindquist of the
Novo nays the icport had not been veri
fied when he left Skaguay, and that he
places but little credence in it.
The Xoyo also brings news of many
deaths on the White pas* resulting from
! cold and exp- sure.
On Thursday. February I•*», the bodies
of five men who had died on the trail
were brought into Skaguay. It was im
poM*iblc to learn their names. All died
from what is called eerebro spinal meniu
is. which is quite prevalent in Skag
nay and along the trail. It has its origin
in exposure and a lack of sufficient cloth
in# to withstand the severe cold.
The Novo has as passengers three Paw
soiiites, who stopped at Juneau. They
were .lames Itrownell, Frank lairoy and
L. It. Flint. They are reported to have
brought out about $110,000 worth of gold
dust and drafts from the interior. Stormy
weather was encountered by the Noyo.
Thirty-one vessels were passed bound for
the north.
ALL IS HUSTLE AT WATERVLIET
Or«lcr* for I'rojretlles to He Deliv
ered at Fort Hamilton.
Albany, N. V.. March 1.- The greatest
| Activity known since the late rcliellion i*
' witnessed at the Watervliet arsenal. The
entire force is working night and day. Oil
Friday night an order was received for
the shipment of two carloads of 12-inch
projectiles for Fort Hamilton, with the
greatest possible haste. Saturday after
noon they were dispatched to that point
Orders have also been received for the
shipment of all projectiles now on hand
to the several f< rts about New York an I
to forward all complete guns as speedily
>is possible to the proving grounds at
Sandy Hook. Such an order has not been
received at Watervliet since the close i,f
the war. It is expected that the last six
loads of projectiles will 1m» shipped during
the present week.
OFFICERS SHOT BY A MANIAC.
Patrick Fenloll aad Daalel Carrey
Fatally Wounded la Chicago.
Chicago. FVb. 28.- Officer Patrick Fen
lon wa« killed and Officer Daniel Carrey
fatallv wounded by Michael Clark, whom
they attempted to arrest la*t night. Clark
i>» a butcher. Hi* landlady noticed that
he wan acting ntrangely and eked him
to vacate, but lie refiiNed and iMtrricaded
the dooi* of hi» room. Police were call
ed and forced an entrance. Ah Fenlon
stepped into the room lie received a bullet
through the heart. Carrey leaped u|M>n
the maniac and in the atruggle received a
shot through the body. Clark haw his
victim* fall and jumped through the *ec
ond *tory window. He ran to the pari»h
church and gave himself up to the priest,
who turned him over to the polite.
Seattle, March I.—The *teamer« Excel
sior and Xoyo have nailed for Alaska
with 4.'io passsugsr*.
TWO MEN SHOT AT THE KING
NINE BULLETS HISSED HIM
II rave Old Monarch Hone lit HU Car
riage and Tried to Shield III*
Ouuffhter—The Cluh of Which tlir
\\ onld-lle-%naa«NliiM Are Mem
bers.
Athens, Feb. *28. An unsuccessful .it
tempt was made Saturday to a*sinui«
King of Greece.
The king was returning from Phalerun
at 5 o'clock in the evening in a landau
accompanied by the Princes* Marie, when
i two men who were hidden in h ditch
alongside the roud opened fire with
upon the occupants of the carriage. Tin
first shot missed, but the second wound
ed a footman in the arm. The coachman
whipped up his horses and the royal partx
dashed away at a gallop. The miscreant
fired seven more shots after them, none
of which took effect, and the king and
princess returned unhurt. The king
states that one of the assassins was dre>-
ed in gray clothing, ami his majesty d«
elurcs he could easily identify him. When
the second shot whizzed past the «-ui
riage the king rose and stood in front of
his daughter, in order to shield her. One
lof the assailunts knelt in the middle ol
the road and aimed straight at the king,
who noticed thut the man's hand wa»
shaking. The shot missed, and the king
had a dear view of this man, who, hi
majesty says, was barely 20 years old.
He continued to Are after the carriage
until it was out of range. His companion
did not leave the ditch.
A« soon as the news became known all
the leading politicians hastened to tin*
palace to express their congratulation*
over the cscaj>e of King (ieorge and the
princess. The action of his majesty in
shielding the princess at the risk of his
life has aroused great enthusiasm.
M. Dclyannis and M. Kallie, former pre
miers, were among the first to arrive .it
the palace to offer their congratulations.
At !):.'W o'clock the metropolitan held a
thanksgiving service in the palace. The
Te Deum will he held tomorrow, at which
the member* of the royal family will at
tend.
Shortly after midnight the policc were
on the tiuck of the club of which tic
would-be assassins are members. The
assassins were chosen by lot. It is ex
pected that several arrests will shortly !»•
made.
GETTING IN FIGHTING TRIM.
tt|tn!n In lliiTrinity l*rr|»n rlnu Her
Navy for War.
New York, March I.—A dispatch to the
World from Madrid says;
The rejKirt that a Spanish squadron hud
sailed for the I'nited States has it* only
foundation ill these facts: Spuin Im hur
riedly getting her navy into fighting trim
and a torpedo flotilla will set sail for lla
vana this week.
The World correspondent learns oflicixl
ly from the Spanish navy department that
no fquiidron has sailed from Spain within
the last few days. The only cruiser now
on the way to Havana is the Aliniraute
Osquendo. a sister ship to the Vif cay a. A
flotilla composed of three torpedo de*tro\
ers, three torpedo boats and the steamship
City of Cadi/ ,under command of Cuptaiu
Villamil, will leave Cadiz for Havana this
week, as has been cabled already. Tlic
(inly Spanish vessel* which could follow
immediately are the cruisers Infanta Ma
ria Theresa, Alfonso XIII, three more tor
pedo destroyers and three torpedo boat 4.
All the other warships, including the bat
tleships I'elayu and Kinperador Carlos V
and the armored cruiser Cristobal Colon,
ure undergoing repairs. If will take some
t*. 11* to complete the repairs, fit them on*
and mount their guns, but they are being
actively prepared for service.
(ieneral Weyler arrived at Ilarccloriii
Sunday and left immediately for hit coun
try sent. He will return to Ilarcclona on
Tuesday and reach Madrid on Wednesday.
SIX WERE TAKEN OUT DEAD.
Iwfnl Fiploaloa la Chemical Worka
at Kalamaioo.
Kalamazoo, Mich., Feb. 28.—Fire broke
out in the Hall Chemical Works at Hi
o'clock Saturday night and after burning
half an hour two terrific explosions blew*
(he whole top of the building off, biu\>ffa
firemen and spectators beneath the 7a 11
ing walls and debris. licsidcs leaving two
firemen at least within the building, six
men have been taken out dead and Hi
were injured.
The tiro broke out in Hall Brothers'
laltoratory at 10 o'clock this evening.
While the firemen were trying to put out
the fire in the second story a terrific ex
plosion took place below, blowing up the
side of the building. The first explosion
was followed by two others. Frcmeti on
the ladders were blown in every direction
by the fearful con<*ussion. The crowd was
dazed by the explosion. Horses were
thrown down and windows in the vicinity
shattered. The work of rescue l>egan at
once and the building was left to its doom.
Wellington, Feb. 28.- The memorial
*ent by M committee appointed at a nui«*
meeting of the citiienii of Juneau, Ala*ka,
to Chairman Stone of the limine commit
tee on coinage, weight* and mca«uro«,
advocating the eMtahli*limcnt of a Cnitcd
Stat oh hhhhv office at Juneau, inwtcad of
at Seattle or Portland, hat reached here.
KrarrKy- of Food In Mpaln.
London. March 1. The Madrid cone
«|iondent of the Time* nay*:
There i* an appalling scarcity of food
in many province* of Spain. The price
of wheat in unprecedentedly high. Hreud
riot* are of daily occurrence at Salamau
ca, and it in feared that martial law will
In* proclaimed.
The king can do no wrong -if the oth »r
fellow bold* all tb* ace*.
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