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olre Selection of liitereotlna Item« Qattiere«i Throngh the Hart rating I« In Full Blaat—BI k C r»pa Annnreil — Mini» Accident* Oerur—I'rraonala. IDAHO ULKAXIXGl -Xflgnes H<rb«on, one of the Amt settlers «#* Genesee, is dead at the age of 71 years. •X ▼- Witt, a well known pioneer, died tat his home one mile south of Council, weeently. Forest flfe3 are raging near the head Week— waters of the East and Middle Fork of, Che Weiser river. Articles of incorporation of the Boise «creamery company have been filed with toe secretary of state. Friday was the hottest day of the ■season at Lewiston, the maximum tem perature reaching 107 degrees. The articles of the Pioneer Mercan tile Co., limited, capitalized at $60,000, «of Salmon City, have been filed for rec •ord. Prairie chickens and groijse are re ported plentiful in the grain fields and in the timber, and many hunting par ties are out every day. Snake river steamers are now carry ing from eight to ten carloads of fruit «on their down trips. The frqlt now be ing shipped consists principally or peaches, although large shipments of pears, plums and prunes are [also being made. < It is reported that all the fish in Lit V» Wood river have been killed. The wanders have diverted all the water From the main channel for Irrigation purposes, and fish by thousands are In the pools and by the rocks in Khe channel. The dead body of Swan Knudson was Found recently four miles above the «tage wagon road bridge across Sal bmi river. A bullet hole through the Inad and another through the body lends to the conclusion that he had %e*n ambushed and murdered. Satur day Knudson's «addle horse was found » mile further up the stream. His 'slides and neck were covered with Wood. The pack horse he had been leading was lying near Knudson's body. *The discovery of the body was made ■by Charles Rice, A. W. Blocker and l*afe Yates. While out hunting recently with his Father, Guy Gano, the 17 year old son «oI J. N. Gano of Moravia, was instant ly hilled by the accidental discharge «of his gun. The father and son were «erossing ground strewn yrith fallen Umber, Guy carrying his gun over his •boulder, musste forward. Stumbling «over a log, he fell forward, the gun' •winging so that when it struck the Imth barrels were (discharged. The «éharges entered the right side and pass ed completely through the body. The Father, who was but'a few yards away mt the time, was unable to reach his 1 •on before death ensued. WASHINGTON NEWS. The steamer Selkirk is again on the User, running to Brewster. Wenatchee section is shipping about 14M0 boxes of fruit a day how. The pack of Whatcom county canner ies reaches the enormous figure of 614, CM cases. A new line of railroad to tap the •onntry east of the Yakima river is •Iso under advisement Charles W. Nordstrom Ufas hanged . to Seattle for the murder op November XI, 1891, of William Mason. National guardsmen who fail to fire Wlty rounds in practice between June F and Nov. 1 are to be dropped. Prunegrower3 of Clarke county are making active preparations for gather tog and curing the season's crop. The Seattle cricket eleven defeated toe Portland eleven in Seattle in an Interesting game, with a score of 125 to 112 . A new passenger service, '[the Colum i>ia Flyer," is to be inaugurated Sep tomber 1 between Dayton, Italia Walla ! and the Sound. | Word comes from Riparla that a bold ■holdup, which nearly resulted in mur- ! -der, occurred in the railroad yards at toat place recently. I w A ,î te «, <> f, t0be M. lSt ' 8aloonkeeper8 01 walla Walla will pay $666 per annum ■ilceqse. If they sell to minors their licenses will be revoked. I From the reports of threshing opera-, lions it is estimated that the wheat j yield of Adams county this year will mot be less than 5,000,000 bushels. j Phenominal yields of wheat similar, rtf not ln excess of those reported from Whitman and Walla Walla counties are »reported by prominent farmers in Pom-1 «eroy. | John W. Decamp, who was terribly ■burned while searching in his blazing 'bom* In Seattle for a servant he sup tposed to be imprisoned in her room, «died last week. I By charter and purchase. Dodwell ft Co.,s Alaska fleet, operated as the 'Washington ft Alaska Steamship com •vamy. has passed into the hjtnds of the IPaciflc Coast company. The 18 months old child of Mr. and Bfa*. Jam«3 Ramsey, living on a milk farm just north of Colfax, was proba bly fatally injured recently by drink ing a quantity of concentrated lye. I In the falling contest of loggers at the Elks' carnival in Tacoma J. H. Bode of Olympia and George Digs of Shelton broke the world's record, fell- 1 ing a 37 inch tree in 4 minutes 9^4 seconds. A murder is reported to have been committed on the Yakima Indian reser vation. Charley Honnewashe is miss ing, and the Indians believe he has been killed and his body thrown Into the Yakima river. George M. Forster, of Spokane, has beeh elected one of the vice presidents of the American Bar association. The other vice presidents from the north western states are as follows: William H: Wood, Idaho; Charles H. Carey, Ore f on x i,,'?" hn W ;,P° t tter ' M0ntana > and p -, L. Williams, Utah. The observation of the first "straw day" In Walla Walla county seems to have been successfully carried out. It was nothing more nor less than a com bined effort on the part of the farmers to improve dusty roads by laying straw on the thoroughfares most frequently traversed and in this way make travel ing more comfortable. It has resulted in a decided benefit. MONTANA ITEMS. Henry Neill has been reappointed state land agent of Montana. The Butte Public Library is growing in popularity among mining men. Farmers are irrigating for the sec ond crop of alfalfa in Park county. The society of Montana Pioneers will meet in Missoula October 2, 3 and 4. Montana ranges are now well nigh depleted of the available saddle horses. The county board of equalisation of Rosebud county has Increased the as sessor's return $288,321, making the to tal valuation of the county outside of the railroads $2,212,960. The Rocky Mountain company will build from Its present eastern terminus at Billings to Miles City, while the Northwestern company will build west from iu North Dakota terminus to the same place. The total shipments of wool for the season at Dillon amounted to a little less than 1,200,000 pounds, which is about 125,000 pounds greater than last year. The average price paid this year has been lli< cents. The warehouse of the Kennedy Fur niture company of Butte caught fire recently and before the flames could be gotten under control the building and contents were damaged to the extent of $40,000, fully insured. The origin of the fire is not known. As the result of a family quarrel in Butte John C. Kimball lies in the hos pital with a bullet in his brain, and his wife, Gussle, is also in the hospital with a bullet wound In her cheek, and Frank Yechout,.the father of the wo man, is confined m jail, charged with doing a part of the shooting. Montana's austion of 3,000,000 acres of state lands will commence in Car bon county, of which Red Lodge is the seat of government, on September 18 next Flathead county sales will be gin October 22. There are 55,000 acres in that county. No land will be sold for less than $10 per acre, and, if not sold, will be leased to the highest bid del 1 . Thomas Nyhart, a young man living in Beaverhead county, lost his life in a peculiar manner. He was riding a mowing machine, when he spied a coy ote, and conceived the idea of carry ing a rifle on his lap as he traversed the field upon the machine in order to get a better shot at the animal. The j ar of the machine caused the rifle to slip from his lap and fall to the _ _____. . m*. and the bullet struck Nyhart In the abdomen, inflicting a fatal wound. He died in three hours. The dead man was only 22 and a native Montanian, being a son of Washington Nyhart of Pagevllle. OHEGON NOTES. Nearly 30 tons of cherries have been shipped from Forest Grove this sea son. The Grand Ronde river is lower at present than it has been for many years. Battling with the fierce flames of a mountain fire, Evellyn Boothe, son of an English lord, met death recently 12 m " e ! weät , of Milton A good sized porcupine, which has been killing numerous chickens, was slain with a pitchfork and Btick in Moro, Sherman county, H. W. Monical. instructor in natural science at the eastern Oregon state normal school at Weston, has ten- ! dered his resignation, though he had accepted reappointment to the staff for the next year. George Peringer of Pendleton has reported the largest number of bushels of wheat raised by any farmer so far announced this season. Mr. Peringer's crop will aggregate over 60,000 bushels. He had 1,700 acres sown. | In a fit of Jealousy John A. Mann. I about 50 years old, railroad employe and longshoreman, shot his sweetheart, 1 Annie Wilson, recently, and then com mitted suicide by shooting himself ln the head. He lived only a few minutes after firing the fatal shot, but Annie Wilson will recover in a short time. J I 1 MINING NEWS Of 1 WEEK NORTHWEST IS MORE ACTIVE. Intereatlasr Item« of a Mlace|l«neoa« Notare Gathered Darina the Past Week—All District« Showing Vast Improvement«—New Mine« Bealn wlna to Ship—Minina Accident«. 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 Bllver. This is why the west has stood the hard times -, better than the east Western energy utilises'disaster and tun» misery into profit, it embraces opportunity as ar dently as a cinnamon bear would em brace a tenderfoot, t and wrings from mis fortune the best gifts of nature. closed in Nelson recently by the pay BHITISH COLUMBIA. Curtis Brott, 45 years old, was killed recently in the Silver King mine near Nelson. The accident resulted from a confusion in slgnelling for lowering the cage. Referring to the recent strike at the Winnipeg mine, Richard Plewman, managing director. Bays: "The vein has been crosscut and proved to be eight feet wide." The management of the Onondago mines on Champion creek has decided to Install water power and a compress or plant and double the size of the 10 stamp mill now erected. The deal on the Speculator group, adjoining the Arlington, on Springer creek, in the Slocan City division, was ment of $49,000 by J. Frank Collom. 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. George Aylard of New Denver and Nell Gethlng of Slocan have closed a deal on the Gold Viking group, two miles east of Slocan. which has been under .bond since November to Thomas S. Dunbar, representing Portland men, who form the Viking Development syn dicate. The American Boy Mining company has begun work opening up the Black Hawk, another of the claims belonging to the American Boy group. While the Black Hawk will be developed by the tunnel which is to run to connect with the American Boy tunnel on the other side 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. It seems pretty well settled that Nel son will be, the site for the lead refin ery to be built in British Columbia un der bonus from the Canadian govern ment The construction of the plant is looked forward to with much lnter-r est by lead miners of northern Idaho. It is likely to be of as much advantage to them as to the lead producers of Kootenay. It will give them a means of having their ore handled practically at their very doors. As a result they will need pay freight only on the metal instead of on the crude ore in shipping the product east to market. The deal for the Rockland group of mining claims, situated about five miles from Bilverton, on Eight Mile creek, will be completed shortly. Two years ago the Graves syndicate secur ed the property, paying the original owners a certain .cash sum and con tracting to organize a stock company wit*!» tw. y..r* mtd t. m»*. t*. «».I payment to them in stock ln this com pany. The company is being formed. Considerable development work has been done on the property, and the Graves syndicate has expended be tween $25,000 and $30,000 since the first payment was made. The mine is a low grade proposition, with values running about equal ln copper and gold. The showings are Immense, and it is considered the equal of any in British Columbia. Whitaker Wright has resigned the managing directorship of the Le Roi company. Mr. Wright made a deeper ^effort to"retain'his" as"head" of tlie great mlning company, and hejiop ed to stave off the opposition at least Rather than'to submit to the humilia ! tion of a removal he resigned. The until the annual meeting in December. The opposition, however, became too strong. It was evident that he would be forced out at the special meeting of the company Thursday in London. „„„„„„ nober is himself a shareholder in the Le Roi, and he is closely allied with a number of other shareholdres. - i otheh mining news. The strike at Senator W. A. Clark's big United Verdi plant at Jerome, Ariz., is ended. The Republic railroad Is making great progress and work is being rush ed from both ends. downfall ot 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 j I owner of Cripple Creek, Col., was shot and killed recently by Grant-C. Crum ley. About 2,000 men are now working on the railroad into Republic camp and 1,500 more will be put to work as soon as they can be secured. The Last Chance mine at Wardner, Idaho, has put all its men on day shift, which plan is said will be maintained for some time in the future. Dawson is improving rapidly; mod ern dwellings and warehouses are go ing up, a new court house is about com pleted, and work has been started on reported American copper trust. I "My firm has no copper mines," he the new administration buildings and a residence for the governor. I The London Chronicle has obtained front Lord Rothschild a denial of any connection with or knowledge of the is represented to have said, "and I nev er before heard of Senator Clark." Rice ft Foss bave bonded the Alice I group of 20 claims on Ruddy gulch, a mile and a half west of Mullan. Idaho, I to Colonel Dewey of Nampa. A. E. Mohr, the Ohio tenderfoot, who made a rich find lately near Pierce . . . , . . , . TÄ r"» from 12.000 to «3.000 to tl. ton. . Probably on. of tb. lartt.at mineral exhibits to be shown at the interstate, fair at Spokane in September, and one i that will exceed any previous exhibit shown from any single district, will, be brought down from British Colum jjj a Former Lieutenant Governor Spriggs of Montana is back from a trip to! Prince of Wales island. He says pros pectors ask fabulous sums for mines, and that placer mines of Alaska are outclassed by lode properties and its wealth is quarts The officers of the Methow Gold ft Copper Mining company, operating on property on McKinney mountain, Oka nogan county, Wash., have deceived word from Superintendent Landers that the men had encountered seven feet of high grade ore in the upper tun nel. J The sensational affidavits filed ln Sll ! ver Bow district court in the Minnie Healy case, ln which it is alleged that I Judge Harney of Butte was improper ly Influenced ln rendering a decision I favorable to Heinze interests , have rehched the supreme court through offl clal channels. The development of the marble de posits around Valley, ln Stevens coun ty, Wash., is going rapidly ahead. The interest which baB been created in the east through the exhibit of Washing ton marbles at the Pan-American ex position is already reflected here through inquiries for marble and for marble properties. A letter and samples of rich ore were received recently ln Spokane from the Bill Nye mine, in JackBon county, Ore gon. The samples just received are from a new lead just encountered, and the ore Is the richest yet found in any of the other rich leads on the Bill Nye. The ore is hanging together with glit tering gold and the assays go up into the thousands. John Gray, superintendent of the Crystal mine, says that the ledge which the tunnel had encountered and which was supposed to be the main lead has proved to be another vein, and that the tunnel is now through it and has also passed through another of about the same width. After passing through these two veins the mother lode was encountered, and both walls have been cut. Shipping is to begin immediate ly The expedition which was sent by the Spokane Development company to the interior ot Alaska, back of Npme, was more expensive than profitable. The members of the party have return ed from the trip. They included James Bresnahan, mining expert for Patrick Clark; Harley Armstrong of Republic, who acted as assayer; J. J. Stewart, an assistant, and William Pierce, a practical miner. lining men of Denver accept as true the reports that a world wide copper combine has been formed, and compe titlon ln buying copper will no longer be known. The combine is said to have been effected between the Amal gamated, Calumet ft Hecla, Senator 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 ted concerns. The showing of the Palmer Moun tain Tunnel company is really a re markable one, and should be satisfac tory and highly encouraging to the stockholders. In ruftning the bore 4000 feet some 28 distinct veins have been encountered, some of which cropped at the surface, while others are desig nated as blind leads, having no sur face showings. These veins have been encountered at various depths from 150 feet to 1,300 feet, and are from a foot or two in width to 29 feet between walls, assaying from $2 to several hun dred dollars to the ton. In some cases .. . . , , . the high grade mineral is continuous and is carried ln the larger ledges, showing enough in sight to Justify the, Installation of a plant and keep it run- • ning steadily. | ihm ira HURRICANE IN SOME PLACES. Most Domäne Woo Done In Jersey City—Mnny Build Inn« Wrecked All Trnlle Stopped—No Lives Lost or Injured as For os Known—In Pennsylvnnlo. New York, Aug. 26.—A violent and protracted rainstorm, accompanied by w | Q( ] t which ih some sections ap proached the proportions of a hurri cane, swept over New York city, West ehester county and the northeastern po rt j on of New Jersey. The most damage so far reported was at Jersey City, where many buildings were wrecked, Including a church and theater. * Kain fell intermittently all morning. At 3:30 Jersey City began to experi ence the worst storm in its history Blasts cf wind carried widespread de struction. Two wind storms seeming ly met in the neighborhood ot New 1.T mondlos In No.nrk ..eon. and t«o W « 0 " 1 " w * ,ch "«T , W "* ""'f we „ re , bl °™ ° v A er ' Telegraph poles " nd ^^e fell A moment or two later tbe <* Bt - Mary's Roman Cath church - the lar f, e8t ' n tbe c, £' f eïl t b " KW «d upon the church strik ing the roof. Piles of the brick spire rra8he t d tbrou * h the roof and down up ° n the lawn. Two miles from St. Mary's church, and nea rly on a line with it on New ark av ®. nue ' ,B the B « ou theater. "The Man ^ 1,0 Dared ' company was re hearsing for an opening ef the theater for the season. Two lions that are U8ed ln the play were In a cage on the 8 tage when a sudden rush of wind ma de the building tremble. Warning cr ies caused the performers to leave the stage not a moment too soon Bricks came down from the high walls, ruining the stage and bending the lions' cage. The lions roared in ter ror. As the performers rushed out a shout was raised in the street that the lions were loose and the crowd which had seeked shelter in the corridor fled panic stricken. The lions did not es cape, but their cages were hit and the beasts were cut by the bricks. On the south side of Newark avenue, opposite the theater, the roofs of 12 three-story buildings were ripped off. The storm struck St. Matthews' Luth eran church, demolishing the roof ana the steeple. Van Woorst park, in the heart of the business district, was the scene of the storm's fiercest work. There the growths of many decades were uprooted or broken off as though they were made of pipe clay. A piece of the roof of the Union League club, opposite the park, was lifted and car ried over to the park and dropped on the ground. No persons were killed or injured so far as known. The storm in New York city was confined to a heavy downpour* of rain with a violent wind. It was heaviest in the Bronx, where the streets were flooded. The cut through the Harlem division, where the New York Central runs, close to Williams burg, was flooded from two to three feet. There was much sand on the railroad tracks and trains were unable to get out. At the One Hundred and Eighty-third street station the plat form on the downtown side of the railroad was lifted and washed out to the tracks. This, with the water blocked all the south-bound trains for a time. Philadelphia, Aug. 26.—Reports re ceived ln this city tonigbt state that the heavy rains which have fallen dur ing the past week throughout the state have resulted in the most disas trous floods experienced in many years. At Mauch Chunk the storm was at tended by four fatalities. Jessie Struthers, a prominent citizen of Mauch Chunk, and three boys named McLaffry, McGinley and Johnson, were standing on a bridge spanning Mauch Chupk creek, when the supports col lapsed and the four were precipitated into the water and drowned. The stream had become a raging torrent by the bursting of a dam. The Mauch Chunk creek is 15 feet above its nor mal mark and the towns in Carbon county along its course have suffered much damage. Bridges, culverts and arches are destroyed and the loss to the borough and to the property hold ers will be many thousands of dollars. Business is at a standstill Fatal Runaway. Kansas City, Mo., Aug. 26.—Mrs. S. N. L«e, 32 years old, a sister in law of Thomas Walsh, the Colorado millionaire, was killed in a runaway accident here. Her coach man dismounted from the carriage to ad just tire harness, when the horses took fright and ran away. Mrs. Lee and her 7 year old son leaped from the carriage. She f eU backwards, fracturing her skull, but the boy was unhurt -__,__ The assets of character are what you are and not what you have. SECOND ACCIDENT OCCURS. Flvs More Mem at Cleveland, «hi 0 Met Death. Cleveland, Aug. 23.-—As a result of an explosion of gas in the new waterworks tunnel under Lake Erie five more |j ves were added to the already long list of ,.. u ualties recorded since work begun on u, e great artificial waterway. The dpad are: Ray Treadshaw, ,J., mes Williams, Daniel Higgins, Janies l) a ||j n . court and John Bert. Crib No. 3, five miles from shore and two miles beyond Crib No. 2, where marly a dozen lives were lost a week ago. Ua ' s the scene ôt the latest accident. The heavy casing of the shaft was shattered by the terrific force of the explosion, and an immense volume of water from the hike rushed in upon the unfortunate workmen at the bottom. Two men who were at work on staging at the top of the shaft were blown high into the air, but aliallied on the crib, and beyond being stunned were not seriously injured. The accident occurred in the night, hut nothing was known of it on shore until morning. For some unexplained reason no boats are kept at the crib-*. Thirty men who were on the crib when the ex plosion took place spent tire night vainly signaling for assistance. It was lung after daylight before a tug reached them, h j s supposed that the men digging struck a vein of gas, which was ignited by a „park made by a workman's pick. Heavy iron girders and machinery weighing more than a hundred tons were forced out of the shaft by the explosion. The crib was wrecked. Death must have been instantaneous to the workmen in the tunnel, for their comrades above heard no outcry. So great was the destruction wrought by the explosion that it will prob ably be weeks before the damage cart Ire repaired and the bodies of the unfortunate workmen recovered. James Williams, who lost his life in this accident, was one of the men who heroic ally entered the tunnel after the accident of last week in Crib No. 2 itt search of victims of that disaster. Plummet Jone», who at that time descended into tire shaft with Williams, was overcome with gas and died in the tunnel. ■Mayor Johnson visited the scene of the accident, and immediately upon his return ordered all construction work on the tun nel stopped until every safeguard shall he provided for the protection of the inert. The mayor said that in his opinion the city was now justified in taking tire work out of the hands of the contractors, and, if possible, this would be done. Eu «(1 ne Hub Into Can Factory. Janesville, Wis., Aug. 20. — A North western railroad engine and boxcar plunged through the Janesville canning factory's plant. The building was of Brick, just finished at a cost of $1.30,000 and is now in ruins. The engine struck the big water tank, which fell lengthwise on the building and crushed it. Tirirty million tin cans Were smashed and all the costly machinery, engine and boilers crushed. The plant was just finished ready to start immediately. The engineer and fireman left the en gine and car on a grade 100 yards from the building to determine where to put the car. The train started down the grade, jumped the track and went through one end of the building. No one wag injured. Iron Workers ot Work. San Francisco, Aug. 20.— The strike of the structural iron workers, involving 250 men, has been settled. The employers agree to give the men a nine hour day for work in the shops and an eight hour day for outside work, with no reduction of pay. The demand of the union was for a shorter workday, and the employers concede the demand in full. Workman Are Barred. Akron, Ohio, Aug. 26.— Superin tendent Snedden of the Sterling company of Bar berton has served notice that the 50C members of the Federation of Libor cm ployed by the company, now locked out because they Btruck, will not be allowed t( return to work. Newton Hlbbs has returned to Lewis ton from the Pierce City mining dis trict, where he examined some exten sive placer interests for eastern invest ors. He reports a general revival of the mining industry, throughout the whole region visited, both in quartz and placer mining. A great deal of de velopment work ia being done on the established properties and new strikes are reported from every quarter. The buildings of the Portland Cre matorium association have reached completion, and the first body has been incinerated. There are 23 bodies await ing incineration» Fire waa discovered in the attic of the Greenough Bros, company's gen eral merchandlsa store recently at Mul lan. Prompt action soon .put the blaze under control. The damage, mostly from water, will reach about $ 1 , 000 , covered by Insurance. Every known language contains such names as cuckoo, pewit, whippoorwill and others, in which the sound emitted by the animal is utilized as the name. The chronology of both the Chinese and the Hindoos Is fairly reliable as Bar back aa >200 B. C„ before which it becomes misty.