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THE NEWS RESUME
A DIGEST FROM ALL PARTS OF
THE WORLD. '
Comprehensive Review of the Import
ant Happenings of the Fait, Week
Called From the Telegraph Column.
At Home and Abroad, 1
A case of leprosy has been discovered
in California. The afflioted person is
girl of 16. ,
, Lord Dnnraven denies the report
that Mr. H. MoCalmont is now the sole
owner of Valkyrie III.
Rev. O. O. Brown has given up the
fight and resigned hia paBtorate of the
First Congregational ohuroh of San
FranoiaooH- , y- ;! '. .,. :" 'i; v;
Alhot Rieuff blew out the brains of
his wife Julia, at a lodging-house in
Seattle and then killed himself. Jeal
ousy ia given as the cause.
John Heinetz, aged about 28, and
James Da vis,' aged about 71, prospect
on, mining near Delta Cal.,,. were
drowned while crossing the river in a
During a fete at the town of Les
Sanier, Franoe, an anarohist named
Colan stabbed and killed the mayor.
The motive for the crime was politioal
hatred.... j . , -
A dispatch from Athens says another
conflict has ooourred in the Hagion
Vasileon distriot of Crete. It is alleged
, v twentyurks were killed and thirty
wounded. . .,..-.,...
Si' William Robinson, governor of
Soiig Eong, telegraphs that there has
been-seventy-flve new cases of . buboine
plague and seventy-five fdeaths from
the disease in Hong ' Kong the past
week. ' "u . , ' . ''
Commander Booth-Tucker, of the
Salvation Army, while out slumming
in New York, -was arrested and taken
to the Elizabeth-street police station.
Bail was fixed ' at $1,000, which was
' furnished by Steve Brodif.
' Cripple - Creek, - Colo.i was aga
Visited by fire, and now. from 8,000 to
4,000 people are homeless , in a city of
desolation, with no homes to offer and
.... no food, to supply.; the daily 'wants.
.,!; One life was lost. The business por-
tion of the ,oity. left standing is less
than would cover a blook. The resi
dence section is confined to what were
formerly the suburbs. , :
The announcement is made that M.
Meline had succeeded in forming his
cabinet as follows: M. Meline,- pre
mier and minister of agriculture; M.
Barthou, minister of foreign affairs; M.
Coohery, finanoe; M. Lebon, oolonies;
M. Valle,' oommeroe; General Billet,
war; M. ; Darlan,1 justice; Admiral
Bernad, marine; M." Lacombe, publio
works; M. Rambau publio instruction.
The Old Dominion steamer Wyanoke,
when making for New Fort News pier
near Norfolk, Va.i Struolt-the prow of
the United States - steamer Columbia,
lying at anohor, and had a hole out in
the forward part of the starboard side.
She sank, in sixty feet of water. . All
the Wyanoke' s passengers and orew
were saved, but - their baggage, and
probably the oargor was lost. Two
firemen were badly soalded. -
A special to the Denver Times from
El Paso, Tex., : says the governor of
Chib.ua has sent a regiment of troops to
Mina V iejo to oompel the peons to open
the mine and rescue the. miners. He
had the polioe gather all the unem
ployed men in the city streets and
maroh them to the mine to work. Of
the sixty-one entombed miners fifty
were taken out dead. The disaster
was oaused by the enoroaohing for ore
on the pillars supporting the roof.
The Spanish gunboat Mensagera has
captured and brought into Havana the
American sohooner Competitor, of Key
West, loaded with arms and ammuni
tion. In oommand of her were Alfredo
Laborde, Dr. Beudia and three news
paper correspondents, who are held as
prisoners. Some of the filibusters are
said to have succeeded in jumping
overboard and swimming ashore.
Others who jumped into the sea were
drowned. The insurgent general,
Monson, was a member of the expedi
The following unique challenge has
been sent to Colonel Robert G. Inger
soil, by Thomas Eenyon, a resident of
Providenoe, R. I.: "I, the under
signed, ohallenge Robert G. Ingersoll
in a joint debate before three judges
and two timekeepers, ten minutes
eaoh, for points on his ( Ingersoll' s)
Bible leotnree, in any hall in New
York or any other large oity, but New
York preferred. The one gaining the
most points must reoeive 65 per cent of
the net receipts after paying expenses.
Thomas Kenyon." Colonel Ingersoll
will probably aooept the ohallenge.
The Spanish authorities in New York
and Washington, have recently dis
ooverea a conspiracy, -wnion was
formed by Cubans, to blow up a Span
ish warship and at the same time in
teroept a peninsula mail steamer and
rob her of a large quantity of gold in
tended for the government troops on
the island. The plot further inoluded
the capture of the seaport town of
Neuvitas, and contemplated certain
demonstrations along the northern
ooast of the Eastern Cuban provinoes,
in order to procipitate a rush of troops
from the west and effect a weakening
of the miltary trocha across Pinar del
J. C. Sommers, a millionaire banker
of Keokuk, la., was killed by a train
in the uinon depot at Burlington. :
. Columbia university will send a
band of naturalists to explore the Puget
Sound region. The expedition will set
out from New York June 10. i
The six-story building of - the Junior
Order of United Amerioan Meohanios,
in Philadelphia, was entirely destroyed
by fire. Loss, about $210,000. ' '
The Paris newspapers confirm the
rumor that M. Hebete, French ambas
sador to .Germany, will at onoe return
to Berlin, to present his letters of re
call. A woman named Mary Shore, leaped
from a bridge into Elkhorn river, near
Washington, W. Va., fifty feet, to es
cape a passing engine. She was rescued
but will die. '.
. Warren Fisher, who came into
prominenoe in 1876 "through.' his con
nection with '' the investigation of
charges directed gainBt James. G.
Blaine, died at his home in Roxbury,
N. Y. . . .. ;
; Rain fell almost continuously for
twenty -four hours in Oconto, Wis.,
and all the lowlands are flooded. The
oity Is nearly inundated and the river
reaohed the highest mark that it has
for years. '"v:-'
Prinoess ' Beatrioe, the . youngest
daughter of Queen Victoria, and widow
of Prinoe Henry of Battenbug, has been;
appointed governor of the . Isle of
Wight, the office previously, held by
her husband.; i "t ' . , , ;.
; Word has been received, in Washing
ton "by telegraph that the Canadian
government has adopted an order in
counoil exempting Amerioan vessels
from entry and olearanoe charges' 'at
Canadian ports, . , , , .,' ,,. v. . ; V
c A dispatch from Madrid says: The
Spanish government has declined, the
pope's mediation in Cuban affairs, on
the' ground that acceptance would be.
ntamount to recognizing America's
righto in.terfeiUH . 'X'
The black plague is. still prevalent at
Hong, Kongand Canton. Two Eu
ropean children have been attacked by
the . disease. Japan is taking elabor
ate precautions to prevent the intro
duction of the plague. ",, iCl-
An attempt was made to burn An
derson, Cal., by saturating a number
of buidlings with coal oil. The plot
was frustrated by the disoovery of the
fire five minutes after it was started,
when it was soon extinguished.' 1 '
An explosion, by which 100 persons
are believed to have perished, has oo
ourred at Micklefiela, Yorkshire, Eng
land. The explosion took fplaoe in a
oblliery, and twenty injured persons
have been rescued from the shaft. .'.
' An "X" ray will kill the bacteria
Of , diptheria... .The, eleotrioal depart
ment of the university of Missouri,, at
Columbia, announoes that,' after exten
sive experiments, diphtheria germs had
been killed by the Roentgen light. .; ":'
Seven hundred men were thrown out
of work by a strike of the employes in'
Sherman & Company's iron mines in
Port Henry, N. Y., whose demand for
an inorease of forty cents a day was re
fused. The mines were shut down.
la Woodland, Cal. , two armed men
stood up Jailer JLabrie in the' jailyard
and relieved him of $187 in oash and a
watch chain. The official bad occasion
to go into the jailyard for a moment,
and left his pistol and.hat in the offioe.
M. Coubertin", president of the inter
national committee ' of the Olympio
games, writes to the London Times that
the games in 1900 will be held in
Paris, and for 1904 the committee Will
ohoose between New York, Berlin and
Stookholm. " ' i fY.i: -;
The publio debt statement just issued,
shows .that on April 80, the debt, less
oash in the treasury, was $948,287,670,
an inorease for the month of $5,945,417.
This is aooonnted for in part by a de
crease of $1,551,087 in the amount of
oash in the treasury, and an inorease
of nearly $5,000,000 in the amount of
bonds delivered under the last sale.
CUBAN DRIVEN FROM HIS PLAN
TATION BY SPANIARDS.
Hie Family Left Bomele.a Their Uvea
Spared Because Bis Nephew Was an
American A Negro Servant Killed
. and Other Employes Arrested. .
New York, May ; 6. A Herald dis
patch from Havana says
Your correspondent had an interview
with Pedro Casanova, a Cuban, who
was driven from hia plantation at San
Miguel de Jaruoa, by. Spaniards.
Casanova's family consists of his wife
and three children, the oldest a girl of
5, the youngest a babe in arms, and his
nephew, Julio Vidal, a young man and
a native-born Amerioan. Casanova's
story is as follows:
I have suffered great outrages, at
the hands of the Spanish soldiers. The
soldiers reoently passed on the road,
and my wife oalled attention to the
faot that they had broken into the va
cant house where valuable property was
stored and were pulling things to
pieces. Just then I saw two officers
ooming toward the house,
to meet them and invited
ter the house and refresh
They aooepted, and said
I went out
them to en
ooffee. While they were drinking one
or more soldiers came and spoke to the
oaptain, who asked: .'Who are the
men in the sugar-house?' em
ployes,' I replied, 'including one en
gineer. Tney are engaged in repair
ing. ' The captain said: .'I heard the
rebels were hiding here; I must take
the men before the major for examine
tion. The major him&elf will be here
After he left I found the door of
the house on the hill broken open. A
bottle of beer had been taken, also my
saddles and bridles and many other
things. I went to the station. The
drug store looked as if it had been
visited by a mad bull. All the shelves
and. drawers were thrown out and
smashed. An1 empty store opposite
was in the same condition. The coun
ter was thrown down and the door
posts were haoked by machettes. ' The
large ooffee mill was broken, and all
was in disorder. . An account of this
work was what the Boldiers had whis
pered to the oaptain. The officer had
remarked to me with a sneer:- 'The
insurgents are very kind to you, as no
harm has been done here. ' . .
I was surprised on the following
Wednesday morning to hear shots, as
of several volleys of musketry. About
800 soldiers, infantry and oavalry,
were in faot out, having surrounded
my house. ' Soon my son appeared,
and, under command of Captain Cerezo
Martinez, in most brutal and vulgar
terms, the oaptain ordered all in the
house to go outside. ' The soldiers
rushed in and dragged me out by the
oollar. My wife, with her baby, was
taken out, a rifle being pointed at her
breast.. A negro servant, who was
badly' frightened, tried to hide. He
was . pulled to the front, and belore
my eyes a soldier struck him a heavy
blow with' his machette, cutting him
deep in the head, leaving a pool of
blood on the floor. ' An order was then
given to take into custody all the men
on -the estate. . Near a tree beyond a
hill, a hundred yards form the house,
I stopped about forty paces from the
others, to talk to the oaptain who had
been at the house the week before. At
that moment a young negro, Manuel
Fabets, made a dash to escape. Some
oavalrymen rushed after him, firing.
He fell, and they mutilated his body,
taking nut his eyes. The officer, en
raged at the negroe's flight, pulled out
his sabre and shouted to the others of
the party, 'Get down on your knees I'
They obeyed, and he had them bound
and kept in that position for a quarter
of an hour, . While I was talking to
the oaptain my wife and 5-year-old
child were begging for mercy for me.
The oavalrymen helped themselves to
corn for their horses, ' and finally
started. The officers told me that my
nephew's life and my own were spared
because we were Americans and they
did not want to get into trouble with
the United States. , They ordered me
to - San Miguel without waiting a
moment. Their explanation of the
raid was that the rebels fired upon the
troops and that they saw one man run
as he fired, into my house, and, under
the major's instructions the whole
family should have been killed. An
officer of high rank in the Spanish
army who passed my house after I left
came to me here and said: ' 'I know
what has happened. The man in oom
mand is unfit to bean officer of Spain.'
I heard that my men had been taken
into the Spanish oamp and shot while
eating breakfast. "
A Mint Robber Sentenced.
Carson, Nev., May 6. JohnT. Jones
was sentenced this morning to eight
years' imprisonment 4n the Nevada
state penitentiary and to pay a fine of
$5,000 for the robbery of the United
States mint of bullion.
Two little pet dogs discovered a fire
in Chicago the other night, and were
instrumental in saving a large amount
SHIPMENTS OF, FRUIT.
Marlon . Countv Growers Looking
Toward Eastern Markets.
Salem, Or., May 5. Tnere were
shipped from Salem last season twenty
two carloads of green fruit Fruit
dealers have predicted that there will
be much heavier shipments this year,
if the yield proves as good as that of
last season. This is scarcely expected
now. especially in the line of prunes.
The orchard aoreage has been largely
inoreased in this section, however. An
Eastern market has been established
and fruit-shipping will again be re
sumed as the season opens.
; The Oregon Fruit & Produce Com
pany last year shipped from Salem to
Eastern markets seventeen carloads of
green fruit. Tins company bandies
fruit on consignment. After packing
and defraying the expenses incident to
shipping, the net proceeds go to the
fruitraiser. ' The oase of one grower is
given who furnished 2,678 orates, real
izing net therefor $592.64 or 22 1-8
oents per orate. ' The fruit consisted of
peaoh plums, Columbias, Hungarian,
Washington plums, and silver prunes.
The shipments were made at different
periods of the season, as the fruit
ripened and it is considered a fair av
erage of what growers could have real
ized on the same classs of fruit
Another grower shipped 1,442 crates
of Italian prunes, which netted him 24
cents per orate. This lot was also
shipped at .different periods. Peaoh
plums usually average the grower 20
James Kyle, of the Oregon Fruit &
Produoe Company, whose interests de
mand close attention to the condition
of the fruit industry, says of the out'
'From a personal examination of
several orchards in this vioinity, it
oan be said the Italian prune crop will
be a failure. The petite orop will be
very light; some orohards will yield
none, while others will produoe a one
fcurth crop. Pears have been dam
aged by frost and the cold rains. The
Royal Ann and Black Republican
cherry orop bids fair, but all the earlier
varities are killed. ' It is very hard to
tell anything of the apple crop yet
The prospect is for a fair prioe this
Fleotrical Exposition Opened.
New York, May 6. The National
Electrical exposition,"" under" the : aus
pices of the National Electric Light
Association, opened at the Grand Cen
tral Palaoe tonight It was opened by
the pressing of a golden key by Gover
nor Morton, who sent out an electrical
ourrent that discharged cannon in San
Franoisoo, New Orleans, St Paul, Au
gusta, Me., and London, England, and
from the roof of the Exposition build
ing. An immense orowd attended the
opening. One of the most interesting
of the exhibits was the Edison appar
atus showing the telegraph and tele
phone equipment, the earliest forms of
electrio lighting, transmission motors
and models, together with fonr sets of
apparatus, with whioh experts gave ex
hibitions of the Roentgen rays, so ar
ranged that by using the florescent
screen, . people were able to inspect
their own anatomies.
Were Probably Mnrdered.
San Diego, May 6. News reaohed
the oity late last night that three
white men, had been found dead on
the desert at a plaoe supposed to be
on lower Carrisso oreek. The report
was brought in by - Juan Ignacio, a
Cooopah Indian, who oame up from
the Cooopah mountains along Catrrisso
oreek on his way to Pala. - The Indian
said he discovered the bodies last
Tuesday. , All were dressed roughly
like, miners and two bodies were lying
together near a mesquite tree with their
heads caved in and their bodies partly
eaten by coyotes and vultures. ,
Stanford's Bequest to the University.
San Franoisoo, May 5. Mrs. Jane
Stanford Wednesday last turned over
to the trutees .of Stanford university
$2, 500,000, the am'ount of Senator Stan
ford's bequest to the Stanford university
This amount was in railroad bonds
which pay interest at the rate of $10,-
000 a month. It costs $15,000 a
month to run the university, and Mrs.
Stanford will make up the deficit from
her personal estate. The great ranches,
which also belong ot the university, do
not more than pay expenses.and the in
stitution will derive no inoome from
them for several years.
A Fight With Maceo.
Havana, May 5. Six Spanish col
umns under Generals Suarez and Inolan
reoently fought the insurgents com
manded by General Maoeo at Caoara.
The fierce oonfliot, aooording to offloial
advices, resulted in a deoided viotory
for the Spaniards. . Maoeo's loss is offi
cially given at over 200, while the
loss of the Spanish is said to have been
A Struggle Imminent.
Ottawa, May 6. The controller of
the mounted polioe has reoeived advioes
from Alaska, via Viootria, "whioh say
that trouble is imminent between the
whites and the Indians over the ac
quittal of a white man who brutally
killed an Indian.' As the United
States forces at Sitka is said to be not
sufficient to handle an Indian outbreak,
the residents are very apprehensive.
THE PACIFIC STATES
INTERESTING NEWS NOTES FROM
The Great Northwest Furnishes Borne
News of More Than General Inter
estDevelopment and Progress In
All Industries Oregon.
Silverton is working to secure a
Harney people are going to build a
town hall by popular subscription.
Roaeburg will use July 8 and 4 for
its annual pioneer reunion this year.
Corvallis evangelists have laid
foundations for new ohuroh and par
A subscription paper is in circulation
at Monroe to assist in getting another
flouring mill there.
The Salem small boy is reveling in
the anticipation of three monster allied
ahowa this rammer.
Members of the East Calapoola
Coyote Club, of Douglas oounty, cap
tured three ooyotes last week.
An unusually small orop of lambs is
the report of almost every sheepman in
Gilliam oounty.exoept those who begin
The sohooner Mayflower sailed from
Florence last week with 120,000 feet
of lumber, and the Daniel son with
tr. a. .Lack, formerly a newspaper
man of Baker City, reoently cleaned up
$75,000 in Cripple Creek, as the result
of his mining ventures, says the Baker
The ill-starred Stultz Company
have a grudge against Humboldt ooun
ty, Cal., where one of their recent dis
asters ooming up the coast overtook
them. They want $800 damages from
the oounty commissioners.
Wool has begun to arrive in the
Pendleton warehouses. The quality is
pronounoed as a general thing, very
good. ' The scouring mill proposes to
inorease its capital stock by $30,000 at
its annual meeting, the 5th.
A conductor on the Heppner branoh
of the O. R. & N. Co., when in Pendle
ton reported that of 500 sheep and
lambs whioh had been shorn a few days
ago at Heppner, all the lambs, over
200 in number, had died from cold.
E. Boettoher, the Umatilla sheep
man, expects soon to commence his
summer's drive to the East He will
take the usual number, about 12,000.
Severe weather and snow in the moun
tains will prevent Mr. Boettcher from
starting for some thae yet
Mr. Herriok, of The Dalles, has
everything in readiness to begin can
ning as soon as sufficient quantities of
fish can . be taken. . Enough fish are
being oaught there to supply the looal
market, and to make shipments of fresh
fish, but not enough to justify the
canneries opening. .
The Klamath shipping season was
officially opened one day last week,
when the Lottie C. was sighted steam
ing up the river, 1 toward Klamath
Falls. She arrived at the wharf late
in the afternoon and, after giving a
few citizens a ride on the lake, tied up
for the night She left the next day
for Brownell, at the southern extrem
ity of Lower Klamath lake.
H. B. Williamson has the contract
for dismantling the steamer Three
Sistera, and is now engaged in the
work. The engine and boiler is said
to be the beat and moat economical of
the sort on the river, and may, the
company say, be used in the construc
tion of a new boat for the upper river
servioe next season. The original cost
of the Sisters' maohinery was $8,000.
Mr. Clark, of Blalock, Gilliam
oounty, has prepared and will plant
thirty aores of sorgum this spring. ' He
has a oomplete manufacturing outfit
for making the syrup, whioh he brought
out last fall from Kansas, where he has
been for the past few years. He is
making no experiment now, as before
going east several years ago, he grew
sorgum to good advantage on his plaoe
at Blalock. ,
New Whatoom is to have a storm
, A branoh of the state board of immi
gration was organized at Asotin last
The machinery for the flax mill at
Whatoom is being built, and will be
ready abqut June 1.
A family named Keller have been
suffering in Hoquiam from trichina,
having eaten of improperly cured pork.
Prizes amounting in value to $200
will be offered for the field day con
tests to be held by the garrison in
Walla Walla on June 1.
The health offloer of Seattle discov
ered a mild case of small-pox, about
two blocks from polioe headquarters.
The patient was immediately quaran
tined. . '
Wheat and oat hay is bringing $6 a
ton in the Big Bend oountry, and there
is a disposition on the part of a num
ber of the farmers to raise hay instead
of grain. :
A New York company offers to put
in a creamery plant at Asotin if the
milk from 800 oows oan be secured.
The irrigation company will give a
The electrio light plant at Cheney
is again in operation, and the citizens
hope that a satisfactory agreement has
been reaohed by the Edison company
and the bondholders.
The residenoe of W. E. Mitchell, in
Olympia, burned with its oontents last
Saturday: There was $800 insurance
on the building and furniture, whioh
about covers the loss.
The effects of the bank of Anaoortes,
whioh suspended in 1893, were sold at
assignee's sale the other day, and
brought but a small . sum, compared
with the bank's liabilities. "
The dead body1 ot an unknown man
was found in the bay at Seattle last
week. There was a frightful wound
on the right side of the head, but the
real cause of death has not been ascer
The Whatoom Reveille claims that
the old briok courthouse on E street in
that town is not only the first briok
building built in the territory of Wash
ington, but the first built north of San
Mrs. Sidney T. Ford, of Centralia,
last Thursday oelebrated her 90th
birthday, among many of ' her old
friends. Mrs. Ford is one of Wash
ington's earliest pioneers, having set
tled on Ford's prairie.
Saddle horses belonging to Wesley
Jones and E. W. Brackett were taken
from hitching posts in the center of
North Yakima last week and ridden
off. The horses, stripped of saddles
and bridles, were found in the sage
brush near the old town a oouple of
days later. .
' A doubt has risen in the minds of
some in Seattle as to whether or not
Jamea E. Allsop, the man who com
mitted suicide in the Seattle jail re
oently, after being arrested for murder,
was the man the polioe was after. A
photograph of the real Allsop has been '
received, and does not resemble the
who killedman himself.
It is claimed that there is a snake"
measuring about three inches in length,
in the eye of a horse belonging to Alex
McAllister, of Yakima City. The
snake can be plainly seen . wriggling
around in the ball of the eye, and the
horse., is,, gradually becoming . blind.
Mayor Lake and George Gervais vouoh
for the truth of this statement, says the
Yakima Herald. s
The postoffioe department has or
dered discontinued the apeoial mail
service from Caldwell to Suoker, Mal
heur oounty, Oregon, to take effect
May 31 next.
At no distant date the New Colum
bia 1 Gold Mining Company operating ' :
in the Yellow Jacket mining district,
will be absorbed by the new company
organized for that purpose and known
as the Idaho Chemioal Gold Mining
The postoffioe and general store at -
Cameron, about five milea from Kend-
riok, was robbed of a quantity of
stamps and groceries last week. This
ia the second robbery in the last four
months, and it is believed that an or
ganized gang of boys in the neigbor
hood is responsible for it
Lemhi oounty ia to have a new mill,
and all the plana have been prepared
and aooepted The mill will be ereoted
by the Gold Dust Mining Company
near Leesburg. It will be a twenty
stamp plant of 850 pounds eaoh. There -is
plenty of ore blocked out to keep the
mill running fully one year.
From all indications this will be an
active year of mining, in Custer ooun
ty, says the Challis Silver Messenger.
Our mines are not boomed to any great
extent on the outside; they do not re
quire it, as they show for themselves. ' '
Just how much work will be done on
them this year depends greatly on the
prioe of lead and silver. New and -rioh
strikes are reported almost daily
from aome section of the oountry.
A new stage line is soon to be put on
that will oonneot with Graham's line
from Butte to Sheridan, and make the
trip from Butte to Virginia City in
The terrible accident at the Broad
water mine at Neihart resulting in the
loss of several lives this week, was
caused by the explosion of giant pow
der. This makes the third serious
mine aooident in Montana within two
weks two of whioh are laid to pow -der
.The Butte smelters are offering very
favorable terms just now to ore ship
pers. For the copper ores of the Butte
distriot leasers and shippers have sc
oured a price for concentrating as low
as $1.25 per ton, and for smelting the
concentrates a fee of $8 ia charged and
pay 95 per oent of the value of the ores.
After a shut-down for several weeks
the Butte & Boston concentrator started
up again this week. Some muoh
needed repairs are being made in the
smelter when it is expected that it will
again be running with a full foroe of
men. Thre Trout mine at Granite is
shipping in an exoellent grade of sil
ver ore to the Colorado smelter in
Butte just now.