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$2.00 The Year
VOL. IX No. 50.
Arbitration Award Handed Down on
Eastern Railways.
An award that is considered a
partial victory for the 30,000
locomotive engineers in their
controversy, begun last January
with the fifty-two railways op
erating in the territory east of
Chicago and north Norfolk and
Cincinnati, has been announced
by the board of arbitration which
investigated the question at
The award which dates back
to May 1 last, and will stand for
one year, settles the most im
portant labor dispute submitted
to arbitration since the anthra
cite coal strike in 1902.
The board points out that a
railroad strike for the great cen
ters of the United States can be
no logger considered as a matter
which primarily affects the rail
road operators fend employers.
While it does affect them seri
ously. the public is far more
deeply interested, but has no
voice in the controversy.
Idaho's Grain Yield
28,000,080 Bushels
Unofficial estimates on the
grain production of the entire
state for the year 1912 place the
yield at 28,000,000 bushels, of
which amount approximately 17,
000,000 bushels are produced in
the south and southeastern parts
of the state and the balance of
11,000,000 bushels in the seven
northern counties.
The estimate given out for
grain yield in the six counties of
the north follow:
Perce—Wheat 850,000
bushels; oats 240,000 bushels;
barley 560,000 bushels.
Latah—Wheat 1,750,000 bush
els; oats 900,000 bushels; barley
125,000 bushels.
Idaho—Wheat 1,000,000 bush
els; oats 400,000 bushels; barley
1,000,000 bushels.
bushels; oats 200,000 bushels;
barley 125,000 bushels.
Lewis—Wheat 1,000,000 bush
els; oats 400,000 bushels; barley
1,000,000 bushels.
Kootenai—Wheat 200.000 bush
els; oats 100,000 bushels; barley
200,000 bushels.
The southern and southeastern
parts of the state total in wheat
production 8,500,000 bushels;
oats 7,250,000 bushels, and bar
ley 1,500.000 bushels, according
to the commissioner's preliminary
.... ,
Attention is called by the
United States Geological Survey
Wockinfftmi to tVm fact that
at Washington to the tact that
iP does not make analyses or
assays of ores or metals for
private parties Many specimens
and samples are received by the
survey, accompanied by requests
for such treatment, with which
it is impossible to comply. The
force of chemists employed in
the survey is small, and their
time is fully occupied by their
recular official duties. The geo
logkalsurvey has no facilities at
all for making gold and silver
assays The most that can be
done is for the survey geologist
No Free Assays Made
By Geological Survey
to give an off-hand opinion based ■
on a simple examination of the
specimen. If an assay is desired,
the proper course is to employ a
private assayer or to send the
specimen to one of the govern
ment assay offices, where a
regular charge is made for such
work. When specimens are sent
to the survey for examination,
applicants should be particular
to state whether they wish them
returned, as otherwise they will
be destroyed. Government assay
offices are located at Carsorî,
Nev., Seattle, Wash., Boise,
Idaho, Helena, Mont., Salt Lake
City, Utah, and Charlotte, N. C.
Believe N. P. Preparing
For Missoula Cuîuff
Lewiston Tribune ! During the
past few days persistent rumors
have become current in all the
towns along the Clearwater that
the Northern Pacific is now en
gaged in definate preliminary
plans for inaugurating work on
the Missoula-Kooskia cut-off in
the spring. It is said the en
gineering department of the
road has been allotted the nec
essary preliminary work and
that recently • that department
has made a critical inspection of
the Clearwater branch extend
ing from Lewiston to Kooskia so
that any work done on this sec
tion shall be completely in har
mony with main line construc
tion, As a result, the plans for
reparing the bridge at Kamiah
with wood construction have
been abandoned and this struc
ture will be replaced with a steel
The type of the new
bridge to be installed at Spalding
to replace the wooden one will
be a stronger one than originally
planned, and recent activity on
the part of the Northern Pacific
to have the upper Clearwater
condemned as a navigable stream
to enable the bridges to be con
structed without draws, is said
to be due to the main line pro
The rumors are further
based upon the fact that some
time ago the Northern Pacific
provided for the cancellation of
all tenant leases on company
grounds at Kamiah and Kooskia,
this order, it is said, being issued
by President Elliott shortly after
his visit to this section, when he
The definite form of them
mors following President Elliott's
statements of a few weeks ago
that the cut-off would be built
t, .a n __ /. .1
when the finances of the Co
pany would permit has led the
: Clearwater towns to believe thrt
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the long delayed work is to le
ea r]y undertaken.
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Great Gold Reserve in Siberia
The Russian Empire, including
Siberia, was fifth in rank in the
world as a producer of gold in
1911, according to the United
States Geological Survey. T1
output is stated as $24,865,000.1
which is, however, a decrease of
more than $10,000,000- compared
with the figures for 1910. This
decrease is due mainly to the
shortage of water in 1911 in the
placer workings in Siberia. The
was accompanied by representa
tives of New York financiers in
terested in prospective new work
in the northwest. It is further
said that the Northern Pacific is
at this time making preliminary
arrangements for extensive tie
contracts in the Clearwater sec
Russian production of gold has
been generally increasing and a
vast placer-gold field undoubted
awaits development in north
Siberia, although this develop
ment may be long delayed.
The Major is Shewing a
Largo Pody of High Gcade
The development work now
being done on the Major group
of claims, situated a mile and a
half northeast of town, is show
ing a good body of ore. In sink
ing the shaft the vein is widen
ing and the ore is of a high grade
and is very free. The ore is
now better than three feet wide.
The value of all the gold pro
duced in the United States from
1792 to the end of 1911 is esti
mated at $3,358,463,500; the
value of the silver at $1,629,972,
000 .
Maddened by Ôensus Questions.
Serious results followed the taklug
of the first census iu Japan years ago.
Observing with approval the work of
western countries, the authorities
thought it advisable to take statistics
of population and for that nurpose sent
out to all householders notices enjoin
ing them to furnish them with full par
ticulars of their families, age, sex, etc.
This step was misconstrued in one of
the villages, where suspicion was ex
pressed that Japan was about to be
sold or at least some of the people
were to be sold to foreigners who were
désirions of ascertaining the number
of males, etc., before closing the bar
gain In order to find out what price
to pay according to the quantity of
blood that would be forthcoming, it
was a Japanese belief the foreigners
squeezed the blood from all who came
into their power. Excited and enraged
mobs soon collected and attacked the
village offices, and it was some time
before order could be restored.—Argo
Beauty of th* Zebra.
The zebra is perhaps of all quadru
peds the best made and most beauti
fully clad by the hand of nature. To
the figure and graces of the horse it
adds the elegance of the stag, and the
black and white bands with which its
body is ornamented are arranged with
such wonderful symmetry that we
might almost be disposed to imagine
that rule and compass had been em
ployed in their formation. These al
ternate bands are narrow, parallel and
exactly separated. They extend not
only over the body, but the head, thigh
and legs and even over the ears and
tail. They follow so exactly the con
tour of the different forma that they
exhibit the entire figure In the most
advantageous point of view. In the
female these bands are alternately
black and white. In the male they
are black and yellow, but always of
a lively and brilliant tint 'They also
rest Upon a ground c? short, fine and
copious hairs, whose lusher considéra
bly augments the general beauty of the
how to Keep Roses fresh.
i rroper cave of cut flowers will double
their lease of life. Even hothouse
roses, usually the shortest lived of bios
sou.s, can he made to retain their
beauty and fragrance for two weeks if
orio will take the trouble to boil the
To <lo tu» ,«t a pun of bot
g- . 7!Z
iiowers in the water to the depth of
one inch Hold the flowers carefully to
prevent their touching the sides or hot
tom of the pan. Allow them to boll fif
j teen or twenty minutes. Remove the
; fleers and clip off the portions of th.
1 stems 1 hat were in the water. They
tjM!n reai iy to be arranged in the
vase or bowl. Many persons have poor
8 nc-os* m keeping cut flowers because
| they do not put fresh water into flower
' cÄ w Say'to
j en.ii.u them to take up more water,
K«' or leave out flowers iu a warm
Siî^in.iïtnïîïït iu " < 0 °
Made lt c , eap .
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ha ™ f er '° t ved? | " , . th
at twelve. But you are the ürst girl
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Orogrande Not.es
Special to the Mining News
November 25.
Fred Colgrove is doing Frank
Sockolick's share of the assess
ment work on the International
Jack Hinton and Jack O'Leary
are doing the assessment on the
Stratton group on Quartz creek,
which is owned by Spokane
Jimmy Larkin came up from
Elk on Thursday's stage, on his |
Way to the Hump, where he will ;
■ Jim Reaves and Dave Stickner j
came out from the Hump Thurs- ;
day, and left for GrangeVille 1
Saturday morning by way of
Golden, accompanied by Levi
work at the Jumbo mine.
Bob Puolz and Garrett Byrnes
finished the assessment on the
Big Turk and came up Thursday.
Jimmy Larsen came over Sat
urday from Golden where he has |
been the past month doing as- j
sessment. He paid a visit to the j
Black Pine and Knob Hill Sat- !
urday afternoon and continued
on his way to Elk Sunday morn
James H. Colgrove received
the sad news yesterday, of the
death of his father, Levi Col
grove, Sr., at Park City, Mont.,
at the age of 76.
School of Mines at University Otters
Every mining man, miner,
mill man, smelter man or pros
pector in the northwest will be
interested in the announcement
of the winter short course for
miners and prospectors at the
school of mines of the University
of Idaho, which opens January 5
next at Moscow.
This is the third term of the
short course at the Idaho School
of mines, and promises to be if
anything more successful than
the two which preceded it. There
are no entrance requirements,
except that a man is supposed to
know something of arithmetic.
There is no age limit. Thé stu-1
dents âges bave tan from 21 to
g (3 years and every man who has
", , ; ,
taken the course has found that
it has improved his earning ca
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• The instruction m the sehoo.
LX 'eticd ml. ? ng men
1 ë
i-he courses Ottered are ele
mentary surveying, assaying,
mm Prft ioo-v mininv veolocv
■ \ ~ ' ■ ■ . .
■ chemistry, mining machinery,
; gold milling, placer rtlimitg, ehe
:* vanide *o C ess concentration
j • ' . ' , .
-and smelting of ores, and mine
\ book-keeping.
' This doesn,t mean that the
prospector has to study mine
book-keeping, or the placer miner
l ; to make a study of concentration
the smelting of ores. The
'student who comes to take the
short course knows the problems
he is up against and knows what
* *ants: he selects the sub
i jects he wants to take up and
the course is adjusted to help
1 him solve his problems, get what
he wants and increase his earn
The course has been devised
particularly to help the man who
works, either for himself or
others, and the man who will
work while attending the school
after completing these courses
should know how to make a fire
assay for gold, silver or lead;
to figure the distance and direc
tion to run a drift in order to
reach a shaft; to determine a
mineral by using a blow-pipe;
to figure the requirements for a
new mine pump, hoist or ait
compressor without being de
pendent upon the manufacturer's
estimate, to estimate the size of
fiume, and the grade necessary
to carry a given quantity of
water, and he will know the
basic principles underlaying min
ing geology, gold milling and
cyaniding and the concentration
of ores.
There is no charge for tuition.
The only cost is board and room
in Moscow, from $6 to $8 per
The university has issued a
bulletin describing the courses
and giving all the necessary in
formation. It is yours for the
Simply write to the
Mining department, University
of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho, and
tell them that you are interested
in the short course for miners
and prospectors. The depart
ment will send you the book*
l .
as ' ang *
A Simple Gold Test.
In the case of oxidized gold
ores, pulverize the sample in
place in a porcelain lined vessel
j or tea cup, cover with iodine and
allow it to stand from two to
three hours. Then dip into it a
piece of white filter paper, dry
and burn it, and if it gives a
purple color, gold is present, and
the deeper the purple the richer
the ore. For other ores with
this test, such as pyrites, the ore
must be roasted. Whei'e lime is
present the ore must be roasted
twice, the second time adding
i carbonate of ammonia. After
1 roasting, test as with oxidized
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In a communication from the
Hump country, it is stated that
the International Fur Company,
recently organized, is now oper
ating between Wild Horse lake
and Salmon City, and as the
price ot fur is exceedingly high
it is expected that the company
will do well this season, as they
have several men in their em
ploy. Their postoffice address is
A Big Rock, in the shadow ol a
snow drift, near Wild Horse--'

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