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HEWS IS BRIEFLY FOLD « - ; Choice Election of loferrMln« Item* «athrred Throoah the Week Harvratlna I, <« Foil , Crop. A »««red - M««> Aeeident. occur—I'rrsonau , wamhinmt«» NKWt. a»u,iri, u mmmL ,h. be . mnninir «n firewater wuMtchnn ucMnn ! ■ uiiinninv .Knni a i BOO boxes Of fruit a d»v no*-* *25 Of S ' SnTïeJKÏ the^ormo^R flvure^f 614 "IT en ° rm0U8 flKUre ° f 6l4 '' I A new'line of railroad to tap country east of the Yakimh river is "SÄTÄÄ- was hanged' In Beattie for the murder on November *7 mi. of William Mason. I g «Dv ^ml ^ prcUce Setw^n June l indTov 1 are £ bedrS . 1 and Nov. 1 are to be dropped. Prunegrowers of Clarke county are making active preparations for gather Ing and curing the season «.crop ! The Seattle cricket eleven defeated the Portland eleven In Seattle in an interesting game, with a score of 125 , M . _ . at UU ta B.Ï »SÄ «nd the «loiind Word comes from Rlparla that a bold _ r, . , m . P ,, , - , 5eJ occu W rrid in^hTrLlKo^fyMdTat I f hat nta . H recently | ,n 4 After October 1st saloonkeeners of Walla Walla will nav «««0 DeAnnum Zle 1th Si to minors the™ \\Zll wm be revoked^ From U,er^orT. Îf threshing ooera lion. Tt^s estlmatml that the Xat wield if Adams county this y^rwllî Botbeleas thin 5 000 000 bushels i ^PhMomlnidTlel'ds^ofwhoat similar «SÄSSiÄTS: 'whitman ind walla Walla coimrie* are ienTfirmwi reported y prominent a ln John w Diinmn who was torrlhlv fcu J p "J whiu^chlir ln hls hlazlng ' home In Beattie for a servant he sun-' Home in Beattie ror a servant ne sup JelmpHsoned ln her room, Rv charter and mirchase Dodwell â Co ■ Alaska fleet operated as the Wash 1 mrton ft Aluka Swamshln com »any has passed Into the hands of the CoStm n The 18 ronths old child of Mr and Mrs Jam«™ Ramsay living on a mUk farm RiM noVÎhTf Co f a! ^ p™ba Wy fvUUy injured i iy b" drink ing a auantlty of concentrated lye™* în the*?allfng oontwt of toggera at the Flk.' earner nTÎcomaJ H Bod 4 f Ol 1 nd George Digs of flhelto^ broke the worldT reJord fell Ing a 37 Inch tree In 4 minutes 9V4 seconds. A murder is reported to have been coLTtS Jîhe ïïklma Indian re^r ▼atlon. Charley Honnewashe Is miss ù FÔrafr. .1 Spokane, hj been elected one of the vice presidents of the American Bar association. The afcher vice »residents from the north other vioe presidents rrom tne norm western states are as follows; William H. Wood. Idaho; Charles H. Carey, Ore gon: John W. Cotter. Montana, and P. r Williams. Utah. | The observation of the first "straw ! i : i ) ■ day" ln Walla Walla county aeema to bave been successfully carried out. It wm nothing more nor leas than a com blned effort on the part of the fanner* t0 i mpr( , Te dU sty roads by laying straw I on ths thoroughfare, most frequently traversed and In this way make travel Ing more comfortable. It has resulted In a decided benefit. I , I .lames IMison. one of tbe Hist .«.'.il. is of UeiH-*iiv in dead at t ie age » , mmm. J. V. Witt, a well known pioneer, died •t hla home one mile south of Council. Forest fires are raging near the head waters of the East and Middle Fork of the Welser river. i Articles of Incorporation of the Boise creamery company have been filed with Friday was the hottest day of the tile Co., limited, capitalized at $60.000, of Salmon City, have been «led for J Prairie chickens and grouse are re ported plentiful In the grain fields and in the timber, and many hunting par , Snake river steamers are now carry Ing from eight to ten carloads of fruit «n their down trips. The fruit now be log shipped consists principally of peaches, although large shipments of pears, plums and prunes are also being It I. reported that all the fish in Lit tie Woo»! river have been killed. The ranchers have diverted all the water from the main channel for irrigation purposes, and fish by thousands are IDAHO UI.KAMIXUS. recently. |he secretary of state. eeaaon at Lewiston, the maximum tom peraturo reaching 107 degreees. The articles of the Pioneer Merean ord. ties are out every day. dead In the pools and by the rocks in the channel. Pire was discovered in the attic of the Greenough Bros, company's gen under control. The damage, mostly | from water, will reach about 11,000, covered by Insurance. , The dead body of Swan Knudson was found recently four miles above the ' . . g , BtAge wagon road bridge across sal "" ZT * SÏ*«ï2lï ,r SÎ 1 'JS head and another through the body , . . . . . j leads to the conclusion that he had be ®n ambushed and murdered. Satur day Knudson's saddle horse was found by a mlle f urtb er up the stream. His side9 and neck wer ® covered wlth blood - The pack bor8 « ho had been leadin « was lyin 8 "ear Knudson's body, The discovery of the body was made Rice ' A ' W ' Block * r ftnd whn „ ^ hunt , ng re cently wlth hla ^^^hen pjjr oi^son , h " g *° e ^he^d sin weS mossing ground strewn with fallen tlmber ' Guy carryln « hla * un over his shoulder, muzzle forward. Stumbling oyer , he fel , f£)rward the gQ wheQ , 8truck the both barre i s were discharged. The charKe8 entered tlw rlght 8 | de and pass completeIy through the body . Tbe father who wag but a few yard8 away at the time, was unable to reach his "»ra ■>"•» ra.u«d. «„vT^T .tbm. ' ' to Henry NeiU has been rea PP° lnted or , state land agent of Montana. , I The Buttö PubHc Library 18 gr ° wing | ,n P°P ular ' ty amon * mining men. I Farraers are '«rigating for the sec on «l crop of alfalfa ln Park county. Th ° soclety of Montana Pioneer3 wlU me " t in Mi880ula 0ctober 2 ' 3 and 4 ' I Montana range8 are now wel1 n,gh dBP,eted °' the avallab,e 3add,e hor3e3 - The COUnty b ° ard ° f wluallzation of i Rosebud county has Increased the as ae * #ora return $ 288 , 321 , making the to <,Ut8ld ' °'l railroads $2.-12,960. j^ The Rt>Cky MoHntaln company wlU buUd from Its present eastern terminus at ®HI* n * a to Miles City, while the ' Northwestern company will build west s from ltB North Dakota terminus to the 8amfl place The totaI 9hlpm ents of wool for the 901180,1 at D1, * on amounted to a little le38 4han I* 200,000 pounds, which Is ab ° Ut 125 ' 0 °° 1)01,111,9 greater than last to y0ar ' Tho average price paid this year B ha8 bften 1,V6 Cent9 ' The ' warehou9e of the Kennedy Fur-' n,ture company of Butte caught flre B recently and before the flames could be gOlt0n Under COntrol the bulIdlng and content8 were damaKed to the extent of |40 ' 000 ' fully ,n8ured ' The or,gia of the flre 18 not known - I A * the reau, t of a family quarrel In Butte John C ' K,mbaU 1,08 in the ho8 ' pltal wlth a bullot ln hl8 braln - and his wife. Oussie, Is also In the hoepltal w ' ,tb a buBet wound ln her cheek, and | Frank Yochout ' the father of the ™ ™ an ' ,9 * on , nn ! d , lt ,n J* 11 :^ charged wlth , >»«'»»»». »t .Weh M lnU.1. «k. of l 5 > f vora " ,ent - on Se . pte " bo , r 48 " oxt „ t 1 '. latboad ^u° nty np 8a l? ft ^ ' g n ®°I ober 22, There are 55.000 acres county. No land will be sold , : .. . _ ... . Z f "fJ* f " 0t 80181 wUI be lea8ed t0 the hlghe9t b,d ' | der ' _ ! okf«oa kotfs Nearly 30 tons of cherries have been \ î ■ ... . „ . ~ ... 8h,pp ® d from 1,0,081 Grov ® thl8 8ea 8 °"' _ . _ . , . , . ! I The GrBnd Ronde r,ver ,8 ,ower at pre8ent than U ha8 bo ® n for many yoar9 ; . , Battling with the fierce flames of a I mountain lire, Evellyn Boothe, son of , I aa English lord, met death recently 12 miles west of Milton. A good sized porcupine, which ba8 bp ,, n klllitiK numerous chickens, was slain with a pitchfork and stick in Moro, Hherman county. The buildings of the Portland Cre matorlum association have reached completion, and the flrst body has been incinerated. There are 23 bodies await i Ing Incineration. H. W. Montcnl. Instructor In natural m lence at the eastern Oregon state normal school at Weston, has ten dered his resignation, though he had reported the largest number of bushels of wheat raised by any farmer ao far J announced this season. Mr. Perlngar's crop will aggregate over 60,000 bushels, He had 1.700 acres sown. In a flt of Jealousy John A. Mann. , about 50 years old, railroad employe and longshoreman, shot his sweetheart. Annie Wilson, recently, and then com mltted suicide by shooting himself In of the head. He lived only a few minutes of after firing the fatal shot, but Annie Wilson ^co^t time. | " .«kat he|, » ht ' Portland.-Walla Walla, 57c; blue stem. 58*c. Taeomt.—Wheat—Quiet Bluestem 58c; club 57c. accepted reappointment to the staff for the next year. George Perlnger of Pendleton has I mu NEm » i mu _ ' j 18 *° M -' l>ter<-.llns Item* of e Mleo-Ilaneoo« *«*«« «««here,I Durian the Pa*t w-ek-A.i »«.«He*. sh« W i,,« vast ,....Be* in Improvement—a. Wine» Hearn n|n to shtp—Minin* Accident«. _ _ , . , . , 1 ,. The entire northwest is feeling the effect of the work that is being done by the great army of prospectors who took to the hills for self preservation when denied the opportunity to earn their bread by mining silver. This is why the west has stood the hard times „etter than the east Western energy utilizes < disaster and t"™> ! "J® »^tly a8 TcinnaLTbear would em brace a tenderfoot and wrings from " 3 fortune the bt3t g8 ' BH.TIsV^Tmbia. ' Curtls Brott . 45 years old , wa8 Killed recently In the Silver King mine near Nelson The accide nt resulted from a ^„fusion in s^elling for lowedng in a 'Kn®' bn « lowenng Referring to the recent strike at the wfanlneg mUie Richard Pleiman ZlllTnl dTrectcr says "The rein and D rovId to be ei^ht feet wide " Th. lament of th. Onond«o ». Cha OT! .o creek decided to Install water power and a compress or plant and double the size of the 10 stamn mill now erected i The deal on the Speculator group. ' adjo i n lng the Arlington, on Springer creek. In the-Blocan City division, was clo8ed in Ne i SO n recently by the pay ment of $49,000 by J. Frank Collom. I It is to be hoped there is to be a re-' sumption of work on the Le Roi at Rossland, whether that work is under taken by the company or by the con tractor. It will be a good thing for the town, for the company and for the men. <»•"«• »' D '"™' "» j^ eB Q e thing of Slocan have closed a deal on the Gold Viking group, two mllc8 oa8t of slocan. which has been under bond since November to Thomas s . Dnnbar> representing Portland men, wbo Iorm tbe Viking Development syn dlcate I The Amer icaii Boy Mining company 1 baa begun wor k opening up the Black jjawk, another of the claims belonging to the American Boy group. While the B [ ack Hawk will be developed by the tunnel which is to run to connect with the Ame rican Boy tunnel on the other B ' do of the mountain, yet the primary idea of the management is to bring out the ore from the big property through the Black Hawk and then use the Last Chance tram. I It seems pretty well settled that Nel son will be the site for the lead refln ery to be built in British Columbia un der bonus from the Canadian govern ment. The construction of the plant | 8 looked forward to with much inter est by lead miners of northern Idaho. , It Is likely to be of as much advantage thelr ,. ry doors . As a r»«l. tk.y will need pay freight only on the metal in8tead of on the crud ® ore ln shl PP in * tbe product east to market. The dea l for the Rockland groun of ine aeai Ior ine »tocKiana group ox mining claims, situated about five miles from Silverton, on Eight Mile creek, will be completed shortly. Two year8 ag0 the Graves syndicate 8ecur * ed the property, paying the original owners a certain cash sum and con î ! within two years, and to make the final payment to them In stock in this com p any. The company Is being formed, Considerable development work has been done on the prop erty. and the 0rave8 syndicate has expended be twee n $25.000 and $30,000 since the flrst payment was made. The mine is a i ow erade nronosltton with values running about equal in copper and go ld. The showings are immense, and R is considered the equal of any in British Columbia. Whitaker Wright has resigned the managing directorship of the Le Rol company. Mr. Wright made a desper a t e effort to retain his post as head of the great mining company, and he hop ed t 0 s tave off the opposition at least until the annual meeting in I>ecember. The opposition, however, became too strong. It was evident that he would be forced out at the special meeting of . , Rather than to submit to the humilia tion of a removal, he resigned. The downfall of Mr. Wright is directly due to the efforts of Henry Bratnober. the famous San Francisco mining man. who. perhaps, ranks higher than any other American in the confidence of London mining financiers. Mr. Brat nober is himself a shareholder in the Le Roi. and he Is closely allied with a number of other shareholdres. - | ^ Mg United Verdi plant at Jerome. Arlz., is ended. The Republic railroad is making great progress and work is being rush ed from both ends. trading to organize a stock company the I Sam Strong, the millionaire mine owner of Cripple Creek, Col., was shot and killed recently by Grant C. Crum j About 2,000 men are now working on 1 ""iS.'SIÂÎMÂ ' .. be 8ecure d Thß Laat mlne afc Wardner> j ^ ^ iu men OQ day 8hlf t, j 5s said wI11 ^ ma i Qt alned * _. for BOmu tlme ln . the future. Dawson is improving rapidly; mod era dwelling and w.rebou». .re go . . ,, _u...i ing up, a new court house is about com 6 *' is represented to have said, "and I nev- ( erbefor ® h ® ard of Sen . ato " ^Alice • mile and a half west of Mullan. Idaho, j to Colonel Dewey of Nampa. | m ^ e E a M r ° i ^ ® ade * r ' C A "i frn l! hl8 D ro > City ' has had rock , f , rom hl ,? P 1 k assayed ' w,th SLartllng r f SultS - , The assay8 of tw0 8ets of samples run from * 2 ' 000 t0 $3 '°° 0 t0 the t0n ' . , ! Probably one of the lar * e8t mineral exhibits t0 be shown at the interstate w ^ excee ^ any previous exhibit on ??" 'X" „T ,™ï LllS? C.C 1 ^ 0»»» fro " B ' M * ° | t P ' T t n Q „_. _ a Former Lieutenant Governor Spriggs i of Montana is baclt from a trlp t0 ' Prlace of ^*1« | 8land - He 8ays P r " 8 ' P 6 ® 10 " ask fabuloaa Bum . 3 , f ° r " ln n e8 ' and that placer mines of Alaska are outcla9sed b Y lode Properties and Its I wea ' lh ia dUartz f . .. .'edly The 0 ® ce , r3 of the Methow Gold & Copper Mining company, operating on P r °P erty on McKinney mountain, Oka-| n °* an ® ounty ' Wa3h '' have f dece ' ved " ord from ®«P«rintendent Landers bat the men had encountered seven ™d, ore l.raeup^rt»«. ne l; , Th ® 8en * at °" a l affidavits filed in Sll yer , Bow d,8 1 trict v , ln tbe Bea y ® ase> R 3 aBeged b at Judge Harney of Butte was improper | y l nfl uenced in rendering a dec sion I fa vorable to Helnze Interests , have 1 r ? ached the supreme court through offl C cbannels - The deve I° p " e °t °I the marble de- , ? os ? arou , nd galley, In Stevens couu ty. Wash., Is going rapidly ahead. The wh,ck bas b ?Z 'V** a oast through the exhibit of Washing ton marbles at the Pan-American ek P° 8ltloa >■ already reflected here through inquiries for marble and for marble properties. , ! A letter and samples of rich ore were received recently in Spokane from the BU1 Nye mine, in Jackson county, Ore ?<">. The samples just received are Jj' om a ae ". lead en c°untered, and t ^®,^ re Î 8 the , r !. C V eS îl Y6t lu Un «i, 1 f ^ ny I °* tbe otber rl cb lead® on the Bill Nye. The ore Is hanging together with gilt gold " d the a88ays g ° up lnto . tke t unnel k, d ..e^ktarod and »k!ck ™ ïhe * ÏJ! tïîSsîTiï'iîî h^Viï tunnel is now through lt and has also P a39ed through another of about the .... A __ „ . ""® Tiî vein^the ÎSÏÎf i^îl ,he9 !L nnH ^ encountered, and both walls have been * Z' Shlpping 13 to 568,11 lmmed,ate - iy - ! Newton Hibbs has returned to Lewis pleted, and work has been started on the new administration buildings and a residence for the governor. |a The London Chronicle has obtained . , ... from Lord Rothschild a denial of any old connection with or knowledge of the reported American copper trust. !as My firm has no copper mines," he en sive placer InteresU for eastern invest »ra. He reports a general revival of th ® mining I nda3 try. throughout the wbole re g lon visited both in Q« a rtz and placer mining. A great deal of de velopment work is being done on the is established properties and new strikes are reported from every quarter. Mining men of Denver accept as true the reports that a world wide copper in combine has been formed, and compe titlon in buying copper will no longer be known. The combine is said to have been effected between the Amal gamated. Calumet & Hecla, Senator of Clark and the Rothschilds. Papers have been signed covering a long term of years. The consolidation of interests is said to be financed by the National City bank of New York.'which is to be made the depository for the consolida of ted concerns. ... tain''Tunnel'"company* i^reall v 'a^e markable one. anS shoûîd ^e satisfis tory and highly encouraging to the stockholders i n ' running the bore 4000 fe^ sorne 3 distinct^ve!ns haïe been encountered, some of which cropped of at the surface while others are desie nated as blind leads having no sur face showings These veins have been 1 a encountered at various denth« f rn m 150 feet to 1 100 feet 1 , w or «• i„ on e ? J? J"*" fhe Mgh gîadVmin^îal is conUnu^us and is carried ln the larger ledges showing enough in sight to justify the installation of * ton I rom tb e Pierce City mining dis trict, where he examined some exten ' a plant and keep it run ning steadily. UPTON QAV There was no second, for Constit ^ ^ 8alHnB ° Dce " hawUh CoTum^ g* winner, having gained on ever. both boats ran into a terril T*"', F** ^ f ° r > ® in . th ®, do ^, n P our an< l - breezes - hardly ab,e to see two le_, abead - At last the weather clear bit . Columbia picked up the „ and stood for it. Constitution,, ever, had already withdrawn. Ha 8ent dow n her big topsail, she headed f ° r ° y8ter bay ' Columbia on finishing the race and won the The r,C<i " , " rkS ,he flnlsh « t P 2'n ^tuùT'.nT r'!" 'tween Constitution and Colum Tney now come to the trial races Newport, under the auspices of New York Yacht Club. The boaf. ning two out of three races, provM there has been a falr test of spee4 average cup conditions, will undo« .'edly be selected by the America'. committee to sail In the Internat! ace8 agalnst Shamrock Beglnning on July j t he two c. dates for the honor of defending cup have made 19 gtartg Outoft] there have been 16 flnlshes an ally , n 6C ,. c m has won eight and Columbia el But the8e flgure8> taken alone do Quite represent the respective mi of the two boats as shown by the te8t8 already sailed A bricf „ the resu it 8 show that Constit strong and true w j nd> w jt b one exc t(on wh , ch was on Angust 10 , 0 ffN t wben sbe 8U (f e red a mishap a ba,>d ba,,,, " e, • to windward. In Btro t breeze of the whole 8e when the açcident occurred she ahe&d Constltution and lt i8 R , inlon that she would had she not wind for w&g grand OQe The w , nd 24 knQts at times and ghe took j heavy seas and hard puffs wiq clubtop saB a j 0 ft in admirable BÏ ? b e flïst race on July ! was won Columbia In a 10 knot southwesl Xd ^k' a On JS and 8 - ,n very Ught a,r8 ' at n0 11 blowing over six knots and mort . . under » our Constltut tbe t V ne u , er 10 " , showed up In wonderful form i «ave the old boat two decisive h Ing«- ° n the 10t h of July Conrt ^ st&ned but soon withdrew on count of thlck fog . Columbia and ! dpnpndpncp went over the course, b ßyer unable to fl n j 8b within the II limit. On July 11 and 12 Colun won two victories, one in a nine 1 southwester and the other in a t THE Conatltution Supposed th Had Stopped on Ace •' < o|. ,|. °nnt «( Weather and dnlt—Thei r „ Since July 1—Are a Tie Out teen Races. of Oyster Bay, Aug. 26.—The Coin glided across the finish line at 8 utes past 4 o'clock for the eighth winner over Constitution. most cordial salute that And greeted old champion came from the « yacht Erin, having on board Sir T !as Lipton, who had himself been en three times by the same second I shit Lt has shown superiority in light brei and smooth seas only. Columbia never been beaten in anything 111 than five minutes. However, the formance of Constitution on that northeagter Then came the „ dur , ng the excurslon of the New T Yach f club ln the light bree zes of l aont constitution took three to b ,:._ C °" 3t 1 À ° o C olun ' 0 " bla 8 °"®; OP J " ly ". NeW| look me Asior cup on i «ntlruf wont^n^rUtol^to change satii „.i-h 0 „„ 0 . .. , ' t , a j n i h ^ ° mpntinnpd Oni a *\ ,, Ce r a , e m the time f" 8 " . ° U isb k . ^ ance a a ' e ^ y c started Ù 8 an< ! l 5 .. . " a *1 . Ug V 3 0 a . 8 loe The v ^^. r an te '' au corns . _ ^ithi i'i thmon« !" g c ° Vnln rVn'ô .,,r U 1 ' , mont races in the sound on au Y' and , 17 Which Consti,ution t00 ^ onl^SS^sfeoncTf The^wo boat« ♦ c S ^ , «n,i the to Seawanhaka co « r s e an 1 ® ,siv ®, vio4ory ^ \ J J ïodïv's" race ™he las°t of the lo«Î ?.. stoff liminary series ' tells ita °^ n ^ 1 Kansas City, Mo I^e, 32 years old. a sister in law of T ^ maU dismoumed from the * ' They Fatal Rananny. Aug. 26.—Mr*. * Her just the harness, when the horses fright and ran away. Mrs. Lee and ' year old son leaped from the carriage fell backwards, fracturing her skuH the boy was unhurt.