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NO. 5.
Tlie Grand Finale of the Spaoisb-
American War.
Commissions Appointed to Adjust the
Evacuation of Cuba aiul
Puerto Rico.
Washington, August 15,���The
partment of state has just Issuer!
"The following despatch wa
ed at the department of state
p.m..August 16, from Consul \Y
Hong Kong: 'August! say- D
bombarded Manilla Sunday and
city surrendered uncomiitin;
AttgUflti was taken in a launch Co
Kaiserin Augusta and brougl
Hong Kong.    I credit the report.'
i 11:15
ini an,
liombartlmmit or Manilla.
Hong Kong, August 15.���Account!)
brought by the German Steamer of the
surrender of Manilla say Admiral
Dewey gave General Augusti an hour
to surrender at tho time of tho last demand Saturday. Augusti refused to
The bombardment, which began at
i):.'10 a. m., was continued two hours,
and then the Americans stormed the
trenches, sweeping all before them.
Those within the walls attempted no
The First Colorado volunteers stormed the outer trenches and drove the
Spaniards into the second line of defences. Then the American troops
swept on, driving'all the Spaniards
into the inner fortifications, where the
Spauish commonder, seeing that further insistence was useless, hoisted the
white flag and surrendered.
The losses. American and Spanish,
are not yet known. The -Spaniards in
the trenches probably numbered 5.000
���(Sien. The attacking force numbered
from 10,000 to 20,000 natives and Americans on shore ond the fleet,
fn every respeef the advantage was on
the side of the attack.
Tho American field guns threw
heavier metal and and had longer
range than the Spauish. The marks-
manship of the United States gunners
was much superior to that of the Span*
iai'ds and the meu wero stronger and
ln better condition.
ies shortly before 5 o'clock yoscerday
morning. One 10 and two 12-inch
shells struok the San Francisco's stern
as she was turning to get out of range,
and tore a holo about a foot in diameter, completely wrecking Commodore
Howell's quarters. No ono was injured,
and being under orders not to attack
the batteries, the ships departed as
fast as their engines would carry them.
Morro Opened Fire,
Tho lirst glimmer of dawn was* breaking through tho oastern skies whon,
without au instant's warning, the lookout on the flagship saw a jet of smoke
pull from one of Morro's big guns. Almost before he could report it 10 and
12-inoh* shells were screaming all
around. The flagship signalled the
.Sylvia to get out of range without delay, and both ships swung around and
made for the sea. ���
Sun Frunclsico Wns Struck.
It was then that the shell struck the
San Francisco's stern. Commodore.
Howell was on dock with Captain Leary
when the shell struck. With tho utmost speed the (loot moved out about
three miles whoro the meu patched up
tho ragged hole in tbe vessel's stern.
The firing lasted about 20 minutes.
The one-sided engagement had no
sooner ended when the flagship signalled tho Silvia over and Captain Hollars
was given a packet of private documents which he was ordeied th take to
Havana under a flag of truce. As the
Sylvia approached to within a mile of
Morro the Spaniards signalled: ''What
is your purpose?" To which the Silvia
answered: "Wc have papers to deliver."
Morro did not resume the conversation but presently a Spanish gunboat
drew out of the harbor and came close
to tho Silvia. After the customary
salutations were exchanged Lieutenant
Ford boarded the Spaniard and delivered the documents. The ceremony
occupied no more time than the physical aot involved. The American officer
returned to his ship and tho vessels
weut on their respective ways.
 ts Already !
Two in. Abeyance.
ntiiilrlit Receiver Word.
London, August 15, 8 p. ra.���According to Correspondencia deF.spana, the
surrender of Manilla occurred  after
the last attacks made upon the city.
A Dilatory Spunish Consul.
Hong Kong, August 15.���Tho Spanish consul here has not sent to Manilla
the news that tho protocol has been
signed, and probably thc Spaniards at
Manilla will discredit the account to
be brought them by the Hritish steamer Australia, as she was chartered by
the Americans. The opinion here is
that the Germans have arranged matters with General Augusti. The insurgents now at Holier Kong are net
satisfied with the terms of peace proposed by tho Americans.'
Do not W.int To lt��- tat the Kvaeuutloii of
Thoir Begneotlvc Colonies.
Madrid, August 15.���Tho government has received from Captain-General Blanco a dispatch tendering his
resignation. The reason given, by General Blanco for resigning is that ho
does not wish to superintend the evacuation of Cuba.
The government is also informed
tbat General August!, governor general of the Philippines, will leave Manilla for Spain by the tirst mail steamer
giving his command to the second in
For the  Portfolio of   Minister
Mines���His Prospects
Are Good.
Victoria, August 19���Up to date the
following appointments have been
been made by the Lieutenant-Governor:
Hon. Chas. A. Semlin, Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works.
Hon. Francis Is. Cartt r-< totton, Minister of Finance and Agriculture.
Hon. Joseph Martin, .Attorney General.
Hon. ILK. MoKechnie, without portfolio.
Two more appointments will be
made. The choice ol Minister of
Mines is between K.F. Green, of Kaslo,
and James Martin, of Kossland, with
strong odds in favor of the former.
For the speakership, Kellie and Foster aro spoken of, while iu all probability Mr, Sword will be made President of the Cotnjcli.
Form 11 Transfer ofthe S. * N. Ry.
The Great Northern has now com
plated the formal taking over of the
Spokano & Northern R. K. The rHrec
tors chosen were: J, J. Hill, Cornelius
Shields, J. D. Farroll, Will H. Thompson, F. H. Mason and T. G. Thompson.
The board of directors immediately
elected ollicers of the road as follows:
Pros., J. J. Hill; vice-pres. aud general manager, C, Shields; general
freight agent. C.G. Dixon. Columbian
& Red Mountain Ry.: Pros., C. Shields
vice-pres., W.H. Thompson: directors,
C. Shields, J. D. Farrell and Will H.
Thompson. New oilleers for the Nelson & Fort Sh.L-ppa.id road will be
chosen at once The men who are now
in the management of the tributary
line are nearly all woll known Great
Northern men.
A I)ioe��*ic for Kootenay
At the next synod of the Anglican
Church, which meets shortly in Now
Westminster, Wost and East Kootenay
and probably Boundary Creek will be
made into a dlocose. The matter is
ono whieh is ripe for action by that
body; The territory '"uitains almost
one-fourth of the population of the
Province���that population is rapidly
increasing. The territory is large and
It is quite evident now, with so many
places in which services are held at
such great distances apart that already
a bishop would find himself very easily
employed in all his duties.���Nelson
Morro CastleSOpens Fire.
Key West, August 18.���The flagship
San Francisco, the  monitor Mianlono*
mah and the auxllliary  yacht  Silvia
were fired upon by tho Havana batter-J a son
The Lardo river is higher now than
it was at any timo in the spring.
The hay harvest is in full blast.
Messrs. McCallum, Vipont and Murphy
being busily engaged -
The Kokanee mine, on .Meadow
creek, looks very promising. The
ovfners hfteo six men at work.
Born. -At Kaslo on August 15th the
wife of James W. Murphy, of Lardo, of
Progress on Various Properties in
thc Kootenays.
Thirty inches of nre is showing at
the bottom of the Liossum shaft and a
large quantify of galena is being taken
out of thc tunnel.
The Mollio Hughes ts showing up
much better than was expected. A
payment will be made this month on
the bond.
A strike of about three inches of galena was made last Thursday on the
Eelipse, situated above tho California
on Silver mountain.
The Antoine people expect to ship
about 100 tons this month to the Kaslu
The Noble Five compressor plant is
in full operation, and forces air (i,000
feet which runs the throe machines.
A lead has been cut in the lower tunnel of the Charleston wbicb shows up
India is concerned. The fiscal condition of India is most deplorable. Thore
is no money amongst the common people, and among business men the pressure has become unendurable. Interest
is so high that it in beyond thc capacity
of the merchants to pay it, and then
values arc so uncertain that no security
that ordinary men can offer is acceptable. The mighty stringency has already had a demoralizing effect upon
the poople. Prices aro so low for
staples and payment is so uncertain,
that many native farmers have ceased
cultivating- the soil.
The plan to close tho mints and to
force tho distressed country to the gold
standard originated in London, and in
India has never been endorsed except
by government officials���mostly English���in the military and civil service.
They wanted their monthly pay in gold
after silver had fallon so much that, to
send their salaries to their frionds in
Kngland entailed a heavy discount. It
was this class in the government of
India which, without consulting the
merchants and bankers of that country
proparod and forwarded tho refusal of
tlie Indian government to second the
efforts of Franco and the United States
in restoring silver to its old phace as a
standard monoy. Tho project of those
olliicers was to borrow enough gold of
Great Britain to make a fund on which
to establish a gold standard, on what
thoy called a firm basis. But with the
mighty drain of gold to America to pay
for tho food and cotton of last year, and
because of tho uncertainty of India
being able to keop thc gold, even if it
were to bo forwarded to her, the banking power of England became alarmed
at the prospect and recoiled before the
proposition to ship away $100,000,000
to the debt overwhelmed' country.
Thnt nettled the matter, and ever since
it has boen but a question of timo when
the mints will have to be opened.--
Nelson Tribune.
Meet on the Narrow Path-Who
Johnson Lucas has gone to Toronto.
Police* taglstrete Lucas is on a visit
to the coast.
P. Burns, the cattle king, was in the
city iiionday.
Our townsman Hamilton Byers was
lu thc city Tuesday.
G. O. Buchanan has gone on a business trip to thc Lardo.
As W. Wright, manager of tho Red
Fox mine, is in the city.
T. G. Proctor, the Nelson mining
man came in on the Kokanee Tuesday.
H.T. Ceperly, a prominent insurance
man of Vancouver, was in the city Last
James M. Anderson, of Jubilee Point.
Howser lake, is dowu. He reports activity in mining from that district.
Ms Linnaird, i,.' Kossland, is in the
city. Mr. Linnaird is a member of the
syndicate which built, the, st Panares
hotel and adjacent building here.
British    Diplomats   Having    Their
Hands Pull���Germany Thought
to Have a Hand in It.
London, August 13.���Tho morning
papers express the growing indignation of the country at the position of
affairs in China.   The  Daily   Graphic
says: "If this state of things continues
thc guns will go off themselves.''
The French press comments generally upon the situation, and the newspapers in Berlin and Vienna do not
hide their satisfaction at the discomfiture of England.
The Daily Chronicle, in an editorial
which refloats the get.eral opinion of
London morning papers, comments
upon the fact that thc Marquis of Salisbury and all responsible officials are
leaving London at such a critical moment, and says: ''The curtain deliberately drops upon a scene of national
humiliation and national indignation."
An Ollctisliie Alliance.
London August Hi.���The Shanghai
correspondent of the Daily Mail, who
proposes to divulge the terms of the
long existing secret of treaty between
China and Russia, says:���"It is nothing
less than an offensive alliance. China
undertakes to regard Russia as having
preponderi.ng influence in all questions
of internal and commercial politics,
while Russia will support China
against all 'open door' demands. Russia finances international depelopments
in China, and China grants to Russia
preferential 'rales in certain areas;
railway* are to be built in the joint
interests of the two countries and to be
under Russian practical control. Russia will assist China in developing her
military forces uud China will co-operate with Russia as an ally. This treaty
has been at once signed by Li Hung
Chang, who visited tne Czar.
The lsv<i|>< iiing nT thc Indian Mini- Siiiii
Tn He a Necensity.
That India will shortly reopen her
mints to the free coinage of silver is no
longer regarded as improbable, but
rather as an actual necessity so far as
Thos. Melrose went dowu to Kuskonook Thursday to look aftor the lv. ,v
S. Railway's timber lands and appraise
the timber already taken off.
The bush lire across tho bay on Monday evening came dangerously near
the sampler aud other buildings in thai
loihity aud emphasizes what we have
to say on the subject elsewhere. Mr.
Byers had everything removed from
the powder magazine, which was in
groat danger, by the steamer Kokanee.
Friday last a number ofthe brethren
of Kaslo Lodge, A. F. & A, M. weut
down to Nelson to assist at the lay iug
of the corner stone of St. Saviour's
church. The ceremony was performed
by Grand Master Wilson, The labors
of the day boing ended. Nelson Lodge
banqueted their visiting brethren and
a harmonious time was spent.
Sara Schwander will give a gold
ring, worth $20 to any one who can
produce a watch that he cannot put in
perfect order, lit can bo found at tho
Ksislo Drug store. Call and see
him. *
Ice cream served free with all orders
from 5 to ii p tn. daily at the Queeu. *
Nearly a Patal Accident..
Last week when the third' and last
contingent of the party who were on
the government trail leading to Hall
creek, were returning home they had
to send their stove and other articles
tbat could not be packed, down the
Duncan to Argenta in a boat. Everything went smoothly oa until about a
half mile from Kootenay lake when
the boat, in which were Simpson,owner;
Audy Johnson, cook for tho party, and
J. MeKlckeo,engineer ot the tag Idaho,
ran into rough water, and as sho was
headtly loaded she began to llll and
finally oapaiaed, and the three ruen
found themselves in ueep wator among
a lot of floating articles. Luckily after
a short time another boat came along
and rescued the three men, and none
too .soon as McMlckea had taken
cramps and could not holu out much
longer. Among the articles lost was
valise belonging to Andy Johnson iu
whieh was watch and several other
articles of value, and tho government
is out about $00.
Sam Fawcett laid on our table yesterday u cabbage which in point of Bi_e
would hold its own against anything
we havo seen, even in California. The
new road around the bay having been
completed thoso inclined for a stroll
can have some idea of the growing
capabilities of the climate bya visit to
this gentleman's garden, also Russ
.Allan's along side, nor should we omit
to mention D.Kane's splendid horticultural display on A Ave, quite worth tho
walk up Chilcoot imss, even in these
days of ice cream, fans and mint juleps. g Timely Topics. ^
Licking stamps helps to licit Spain.
When that volunteer shot Blanco low
In tin* leg. be may have thought bis
heart was In bis boots.
Tlio "worst town on earth" has been
discovered In Italy, in which 2 per cent
of the deaths are murders.
All's fair in love and war. If a ship's
of the female gender why shouldn't a
man of war have a stout armor round
hor waist?
That now Spanish explosive Is palled
toxpyre, and about the only thing it
can't shatter is general Incredulity concerning it.
A fellow who shot off bis thumb to
escape going to war bus turned up.
The usual number continue to merely
shoot oil* their mouths.
Tin* Vesuvius acts like lightning in
some ways, li didn't strike twice in
thc same spot; chiefly for tbe reason
that llic spot wasn't tliere.
The cable informs us that "Bjorne
Bjornson, Hjoriistjernc Bjornsoii's
son, has been appointed director ot a
new theater tit Cln-istiania." Good
'flic first iroops were landed iu Cuba
to band music which announced that
"There'll Be a Hot Time in the Old
Town To-night." That bandmaster
evidently grasped the situation.
A Chicngo woman has patented a
hairbrush tbat carries with it a strong
electric shock. Was it necessary thus
to accentuate the terrors which this
useful toilet article already possesses
for the youthful evil doer?
An Oklahoma minister marrtjod
twelve couples lu sixty minutes the
other day. Twelve knots nn hour may
not be able to bold 11 tallow dip to
ocean greyhound speed, but it is pretty
gsod time on the troubled matrimonial
. This Is a talkative age, and we are
n talkative people; but we get many
reminders that quality outranks quantity. Ten men speak volubly ln advocacy of a proposition; then one man,
who knows more about the matter
tbau all the teu, utters n few reasonable words in good temper, and carries
the meeting with blm. Fair-minded
judges say, "Tbe others bad the weight
of the discussion, but lu* bud the weight
of the argument" Moral: Bo master
of tho subject nnd you will be master
cf tbe audience.
"After-care" Is a phrase which came
Into use at the last International Conference of Charities. It wns used to
express tin* need of following up with
due attention n class of persons discharged as "enred" from tho hospitals
for the insane, but whose mental
soundness Is not firmly established, so
that there is si ill danger of relapse. As
a similar need exists In the case of
many convalescents, reformed persons,
discharged prisoners, religious converts and growing children, we arc
likely lo Iimi this phrase "after-curt*"
very convenient as well as suggestive.
Nobody will wonder at tbe bitterness
of Agnlunltlo ami bis Philippine Insurgents after reading Ibe re|H>rt made by
Consul Williams regard lng the Spanish
methods of taxation in the Philippines.
Secretary Gate, .at President McKIn-
ley's request, has drawn up a tentative
plan of taxation under American methods, and be calculates that under a Just
system the Philippines will pay an annual revenue of |3.600,OO0. Place (bis
able by side with the fact that Spain
has wrUUg an annual revenue of $20.-
OOO.iitlO from these Island i, and tliere is
no longer any cause to wonder ut the
fierceness of the present revolt. The
wonder Is. rather, that thc natives did
not rise up long ago en masse. The
Spaniards have maintained one tax
collector for every forty Inhabitants. A
poll tax of from $3 to %'iii on every man,
and from $2.50 to $14 ou every woman,
was assessed annually. Then everything luside and outside their huts was
taxed. A man was taxed for permission to plant his crops, and he was taxed for the privilege of picking even the
cocoanuts from tbe trees In his door-
Feminine fashion as an effective element In warfare Is one of the unique
Issues that have come to the front In
these history-making days. Tbe women of Washington, lt seems, have resolved themselves Into a patrotic league
for the purpose of inducing their fair
fashionable friends all over the country
not to buy French millinery. This bellicose boycott of the much-adored Parisian bonnet Is Intended as International
retaliation. Inasmuch as France assumed a friendly attitude toward Spain ln
the present unpleasantness. It will
mean, say these self-sacrificing sisters,
an annual loss of $60,000,000 to French
Importers   But they���tbe women���love
their country moro than the coveted
pieces of headgear, and so this odd undertaking of tlie fair patriots progresses with a long list of presligetl
patronesses in the national capital. No
matter how this return charge of the
fair 400 may end. this is not tlie lirst
time feminine headgear bus played a
part in history. Not only tin- big bat
has been a vexation to the modem theater-goer and the Insplrer of new municipal laws for Its suppression, but as far
back as B00 years ago It was a constant
worry to the mandate-making sterner
sex. One conspicuous Instance Is the
royal decree of Louis XI.. who excluded the monstrous hat of fair faddists
from both church ami court. Woman's
headgear Is, without doubt, u powerful
piece of human ingenuity, and this neoteric movement, as an Interesting demonstration of the relative Influence ol
the bonnet and the bullet, may commend itself to tbe liberty-loving ladies
of tbe laud.
It Is now about live years since Lord
BowtOU, who whs once Lord Beacons-
field's private secretary, undertook to
demonstrate that judicious philanthropy "pays." He did lt by opening
Uowion House, a great hotel for the
Loudon homeless, in which a man can
lodge at the cost of sixpence a day.
Handsomely equipped and generously
managed, the house returned ."i pet
cent, on the capital Invested. The result warranted other houses. The
third was opened a few weeks ago. and
two more are building.    In New York
the same plan lias bean successfully applied of late by Mr. D. Ogden Mills.
The Uowion Houses offer home comforts and something like club luxuries
to the poor maii who lias known nothing better than tbe cheap lodging bouse
and the saloon. Ills sloeplng-rooin is all
bis own; be has a right to the kitchen,
tbe bath-room and tbe library; he can
smoke and talk, write or read. The
price be pays is wltbtn bis means, but
the fact Hint be does pay preserves him
from tbe feeling of pauperism. He Is
proud that be has a home In the bouse.
We quote tbe London, rather than the
New York, experience, for the reason
that the Howlon Houses have bad time
to establish a record. Results show that
tbe roughest men growtnini'ludeeoroiis
Surroundings; and that the most hopeless gain courage from 1111 environment
of comfort. Naturally, tbe Kowton
Houses have elevated the neighborhoods In which they are located.
"Cheap lodgings" are not so dirty or so
crowded as they once were. Saloons
that used to be "the poor man's club"
���as ths apologetic.phrase goes���attract
fewer loungers. The street-corners are
nlmost bare of Idle nnd mischievous
men. In short, two thousand persons
directly, nntl many thousands Indirectly, hnve been helped by the Itowton
Houses io help themselves���and have
willingly paid for the help. We commend the facts to the people who feel
that the very poor are beyond relief;
to others, who wish to know what may
be the next step in common-sense philanthropy; above all. to persons who,
when they invest money, like to consider not only the present personal Interest, but the future general good.
The St. Louis Globe-Democrat pnys
a glowing tribute to the Ainerlcnu volunteers, but evory word of Its eulogy
Is deserved. "The military officers who
hnve come from abroad to witness the
operations of the army and navy," says
the (ilobe-Di'iiioci-at, "ire more surprised by the volunteer system than
by anything else tbey see." Tbey wonder at the confidence that we repose ln
such a plan for raising armies, lt contrasts very strikingly with the conscript system of continental Europe.
Iu a few weeks our army of 27,(XK) men
has been raised to a Strength of 270.-
IMH". And all of these volunteers, not n
mau of them being lu the service
against bis will. The foreign ufflcer,
the (!lobe-Democrat says, admits that
"In numbers the volunteers are undeniably ample. But he doubts their
value for speedy service. He cnlls
them nw levies. The phrase in America bus a meaning different from tlmt
attached to lt In Kurope. The Ainerlcnu volunteer Is a fighter effective after
n very short training. A hundred
years of history atlest Ibis fact." All
tbat is true, and there Is equal truth
tn much more that the (ilolie-Uemtionit
says lu praise of our volunteers and in
noting their superiority over the Kuro-
penu conscripts. The American volunteer can lie transformed from farmer,
tnecbnnle, laborer, clerk, student, Idler,
or any other of the varied designations
of classes or callings. Into SO effective
fighter with comparatively little training. For this reason, among others,
we do not need a large standing army.
But some training ls needed���is actually Indispensable. The militia���or so
much of It as would enable us to put
an army of 100,000 to 200,000 of organized, armed equipped, and disciplined men Into the field���should receive the judicious and unremitting
enre of Congress. With such a reserve
we may safely dispense with a large
force of professional soldiers. The volunteers may always be relied upon to
defend the honor of tbe flag, but If
none of them are properly organized,
armed, equipped, and disciplined when
an emergency comes we shall have to
repeat our very expensive experience
and may have a still more costly lesson
AT Ihe top of a steep hill two
young meu sat on a slone wall
by the roadside, resting.
It was late on a Sunday afternoon In
October, Stretching away ou every
side, with hero and there the roofs of
farm-houses visible, were the bright
colors of ripening foliage. Four miles
away toward the west was the ha/.y
outline of the city.
There had been silence for some time
between the two companions. At
length Howard Crane spoke. He was
an athletic fellow, with a healthy color
In his alert, smooth-shaven face.
"1 suppose this is our last walk together for tbl�� year." he said. "1 shall
be lonesome enough without you nil
winter. I wish you had not girt to go
"And 1 wish yon could go south with
me." said John Brant, smiling. He was
tall and spare, with a pale, sensitive
face. "But of course the law can't get
on without you."
Crane laughed. "I don't just See how
I can leave now. I'd like to l>e with
you. only I'd bate to waste so much
time, and I was never particularly fond
of loafing around doing nothing."
"1 know I'm lazy." said Brant, good-
lmtnoredly. "but Where's the use In my
doing anything? It would only lie taking the bread out of some poor fellow's
As Ihe sun went down they left the
wall and set out at a brisk pace toward
the city.
"Of course," said Crane, after a
pause. "I don't want you to slay here
If your health cnu't stand It. Queer
freak of your lungs to go hack ou you
this way. wheu they've never given
.vou any trouble before. A winter In
the South will fix you all right, but it's
going lo be lonesome for inc. You
know you are ihe ouly onej/mn at ull
chummy with."   He sighed deeply.
"You are not going to be so lonely as
you think." said Brant, with a quiet
"What tin you moan'/"
Brant hesitated, and then said, n little apologetically; "I know you'll think
I'm a silly old woman to believe It. but
1 bad a dream about you a little while
ago. and I can't get It out of my head,
lt was so real."
"Well, what was It V" prompted
Crane, as bis friend paused.
"That you would lie married in less
than a year."
"There's nothing I'm less likely to
do." said Crone, laughing.
"But 1 feel sure yon will," said Brant,
earnestly. "The dream wits so vivid,
more like a vision. I saw yon, aud
Where you lived, and you were very
"It's utterly absurd," said Crane.
"Such a thing hasn't entered my head."
Tbey became silent, as they neared
the city, each occupied with his own
thoughts.   At Crane's door they ported.
"If I'm married when you come back,
you must come and see us," he said.
lightly. "But 1 sha'u't lie. 1 haven't
any faith In dreams."
"Yes, you will," sold Brant, positively, "and I'll be sure aud visit you.
Slowly and dejectedly Brunt walked
along tbe brightly lighted streets to
his home. Leaving his coat and hat
In the hall, he weut to his room, nnd.
groping his way across It, sat down in
the dark. With his head resting o_i his
hands, the same perplexing, harassing
thoughts which had troubled him for
the month past chased through bis
tired brain.
Was he a fool, he asked himself, far
the hundredth time. He bad deceived
bis friends, making them think he
must leave home on account of bis
health, when in reality lt had never
been better. He was going away to
exile, leaving bis family, all his acquaintances, Crane, uud, worst of all-
And for what? Because ln that
wretched dream he had seen Mildred
happily -married to Crane.
He was tempted even now, ait the
eleventh hour, to go to Mildred and ask
her to be his wife. But the spell of the
dream was upon him still, and he felt
that he could not betray his friend.
Kven if he could, what reason had be
to think that Mildred returned bis
love'/ And Supposing she did, it would
be a wrong to her. for be told himself.
with sell-deprecation, that Crane
would make her Ihe better husband.
No, be would carry out his plan to
the bitter cud. Tbe dream was so real
to him Ibat be did not for a moment
doubt Its coming true. He smiled n
little grimly as be thought how every
one believed blm to have one foot In
the grave, and bow bis naturally pale
face had helped to deceive them.
Mildred would not expect to bear
from blm, thinking blm not able to
write, Then Crane would begin to
show bor little attentions, and ���
But here be broke off his reflections,
and found himself feeling glad that be
would lie away and would not bave to
see the affair going ou. When be came
back he would be able to meet ber with
no outward show of emotion.
All winter Brunt wandered from
place to place. Crane wrote twice, nt
the tlrst, but he was a poor correspondent, nud Brant's third letter remained
At home the winter's snows melted,
the days grew longer, spring came, ami
lu May Brant returned;
time ngo," said an old, grny-balred fellow on tbe train the other day, "when
the man's life wasn't worth a penny.
Jesse rushed Into my little country
place, dowu iu the Red River country,
one day In the latter pnrt of December,
aud asked me If I wouldn't shave him
while he looked after bis Colt's revolvers nnd watched tbe door. I was not
n barber by trade, but thus persuaded
I was Induced to try my baud with a
uew Wade & Butcher rnzor I took out
of my showcase. As I shaved the man
of Iron nerve sat wltb a cocked pistol
in ench band aud told nie in a few hurried words that a posse was pursuing
him, bent ou capturing him, dead or
alive, on the charge of robbing a bank
at RusBellvllle, a crime, be averred, of
which he was not guilty. He wanted
bis beard shaved off tbat be might fool
bis pursuers If thoy should happen to
catch up wltb blm. I finished the job
of scraping. The much-wanted individual thanked me, and, mounting a
horse, which hud been bitched In the
rear of my store, bade me good evening
and rode away. 1 didu't know for certain who my visitor was, although I
suspected lt, until the next day, when I
beard that a man lu the neighborhood
was telling thnt be bad seeu tbe elder
.lames the afternoon before. I suppose
that was the last shave Jesse James
got in Kentucky, nntl I hnvo never seeu
him since."���Syracuse Standard.
New York the Kailroad Center.
"Reasoning Out a Metropolis" is the
title of an article lu St. Nicholas, written by Ernest Ingersoll. Mr. Ingersoll
says: Knilronds began to be built about
1S:>0, and the New-Y'orkers were soon
Ihishing them out in all directions, sup-
jlylug the money for extending them
farther and farther north and west,
and connecting them Into long systems
controlled by one head, other men in
other cities did the same; but by nnd
by It wns seen that no railroad between
the central Wesl nntl Kast could succeed in competition with Ils rivals un-
\ less it reached New York. The great
| trunk ronds. built or aided by the Bnl-
i ttuipre men to serve their city, and by
the Philadelphia people to bring trade
to them, and by the capitalists of New
Kngland for their profit, never succeeded, therefore, until tbey bad been
pushed on to New York, where the
volume of commerce was comlug to be
as grent us, or greater than, that of all
the other American )>orts put together.
Now New York bus become the renl
headquarters of every important roll-
���**���_ * 4 -=-
As he walked along the street from
the station he heard his name spoken,
aud a moment later Crane was shaking
his hand, and saying words of welcome.
"I'm In a hurry now," said Crane,
"but come around to the oflice later,
and go home to tea with me. You see,"
he went on, smilingly, "I've been married a month. It's all just as you said
it would be, and I believe lu dreams
now���your dreams, at any rate. Well,
good-by for the present Be sure and
come out. Margaret wlll be delighted
to see you."
Crane hurried off down the street.
Brant stood looking after him with an
expression of overwhelming amazement on bis face.
"Margaret!" he exclaimed, under bis
breath. "Uood heavens���he's gone and
married the wrong one!"���Omnha Bee.
Jesse James' liast Shave ia Kentucky
"I shaved Jesse James,   tbe   once
noted outlaw, down ln Kentucky a loug
way system lu the United States; that
Is, lt ls here that the financial operations the money part of tbe management��� are conducted, though the superintendents of Its trains and dally
business muy keep their offices somei
where else.
Disfigured, bnt All There.
There bad beeu a foot-ball game In a'
.smart Western village. It had terminated without any fatalities, and victors
and vanquished had met at the principal hotel to eait dinner together In token
of restored pence aud concord.
"Are the boys all here, landlord?"
asked the captain of the victorious
eleven, as the proprietor of the hotel,
came to btm to announce that everything was in readiness. "Have you
counted noses?"
"Yes, sir," replied the perspiring landlord, "I'ye counted them. Some of them
axe a good deal out of shape, but they're
all hare."���Youth's Companion. aw i mil! eur
Another Seimntlonnl Move in tlie
be Roi Conflict���Tlie Itepulille On I
of Debt and Ready for Dividend.
���New Town of Kellnr���Mining
\nls-si nnd llrlef..
There was a new Le Roi sensation last
week. The 11. A. C. furnished it. The
minority would not accede to the wishes
of the parties who had lately acquired
control of a majority of the stock, nud
thc managers of the big syndicate applied to the court ul Rossland for un injunction taking control of the property
out of the hands of the trustees, who
were working at cross purposes with the
Rossland syndicate nnd placing it in the
bunds of W. A. Carlyle, who was appointed by the court to take charge of tlie
The regular monthly meeting of the Le
Roi trustees was held last Tuesday evening. The gentlemen were unanimous in
asserting after the session was over that
nothing had been done. "We just met
and adjourned,"  they   said.
In a strictly parliamentary sense, the
meeting did nothing, and thereby hangs
a tale. Judge Hey burn was present lit
the meeting as thc legal representative of
the Hritish American corporation which
bought the Peyton interests a few weeks
since. At bis suggestion a motion was
introduced providing for the appointment
of W. A. Carlyle, t'he chief engineer for
the li. A. ('., as manager of the mine.
It was understood that this wns done at
the request of the holders of the majority
of the stock. The motion was made by
members of the Peyton faction, who are
still on the board, notwithstanding they
have disposed of their holdings in the
company. Colonel Turner was in the
chair, nnd he ruled the motion out of order. A row ensued, nnd the threat was
made to put the motion and carry without regard to the man in the chair. Tliere
were votes enough to do it, but one of
the muscular members of the minority
asserted just at this juncture that he
would throw t'he first nmn out of the window who undertook such a step, lt is
snid that the threat caused Judge Hey-
lnii-ii to smile. At uny rate it had its
effect with the members of the board,
and t'he meeting adjourned at once wild
out further ceremony.
That was not the end of the matter.
The Wednesday morning train took Judge
Heyburn to Rossland, and within a few
hours after his arrival he obtained
through-- a Canadian court the tiling
which he could not obtain from the board
of directors, while Colonel Turner presided. Judge Spinks granted the Injunction prayed for. and at a late hour the
sheriff accompanied representatives of
thc 11. A. C. to the mine, and placed W.
A. Carlyle in control of the property.
AVoodhury   Creek   Trnil.
Among the ninny improvements lo
roads and trails being mnde by the government this year in the Kiiotenays, none
will givo inure general satisfaction to
those interested than the trail now in
course of const met ion up Woodbury
creek. This stream empties into Koo-
tenay lake from the west about 12 miles
below Kaslo ami three miles above Ainsworth, ami has some exceedingly nroui-
i~ing claims located all along ils tributaries up to the headwaters of thc
creek. The work now going on has been
in progress about four weeks and will
take two or three weeks longer to complete, when the facilities for getting in
and out of this rich mineral section will
be greatly Improved.
The trail buildiiifr is being done under
a veteran in this section, who has 12 men
employed on the work. It is being const ructeil in a thorough manner, on a
wagon roail grade, and will extend nbout
13 miles up Ihc creek. In many places
there has been nuu'li rock work, but that
pari, is pretty well done and the balance
is plain sailing.
One of the tlrst results of the building
of this Important artery is a shipment of
a carload of high grade galena ore now
being made from the Pontine and Tecum-
��eh mines on this creek. These are the
properties on which L. A. Scowden s|>ent
some $20,(10(1 last winter and then abandoned, and iu which the Origin*! oivneis,
to   whom   it   reverted,  afterwards  sit ink
it rich. The present shipment Is the first
one-made from the property and is for a
smelter lest.
."���jew Town  of Kellnr.
The young busy mining camp on the
S.tti l'oil iu the recently organised mining district is finally definitely named.
It is called Kcllar in honor of the first
merchant who opened a general store in
the place. A variety of names have been
suggested but it is said to be definitely
sell led by the people most interested, the
inhabitants of the camp itself, that Kellnr is the proper name. H. K. Short has
been in that vicinity since June 21, was
one of the sooners, iu fact, though he had
not so extended an experience dodging
Indian police as had some of the Spokane
men who spent weary weeks waiting for
congress to act and McKinley to sign.
"We have a busy little camp," said Mr.
.Short. "We have three general stores
and more coming and several other lines
���of business arc represented. Application
has been made for the establishment of a
postofflce. There is prospect that the
town will bave to move, however. It is
located on the flat by the river, on both
-ides of the stream, in fact. There was
a townsite boom tliere shortly after the
reservation was opened and town lots
were staked for a mile and a half along
the stream. Unfortunately this was on
an Indian's ranch and 1 understand that
Major Anderson has said that he intends
to oust the squatters. If that is thc case
t'he town will have to move to the benches above the Hut.
Over Sixty Thousand In July.
The Republic mine produced about .$(13.-
(MIO worth of ore in July. The shipments
to the smelter were 293 tons averaging
$174 to the ton, making about $50,900 and
the product of the mill was $12,0011. The
shipments were limited only by the number of available teams. The haul of 85
miles from Republic up in to Hritish Columbia and then down to .Marcus to reach
the railroad is a long one and it is not
easy lo find means of getting ore from
camp to car. With better facilities for
shipping the product would be largely increased.
The mill will work high grade ore this
month. The bullion from the mill is
running weight for weight in silver and
The Republic will probably begin paying dividends about October 1. Recent
shipments have practically cleared off all
the indebtedness of the company, paid for
all the development work done on the
mine ami for the mill and the property
has now entered upon the work of paying
|dividends. It is planned to pay $50,000
per in.null und if nothing iinforsccu arises these payments will be made with
great regularity, yielding to the stockholders ift'tHMItMl per year nr 111) per cent on
the capital stock. A little more Ihan a
year ago Republic stock was sold at 10
cents per share. There is practically none
upon thc market nt any pi-ice tixlay.
Armstrong  sMoest  to  Omnliu.
L.   K.   Armstrong   left   last   week   for
Omaha to take charge of the exhibit of
Washington ores in the mining building
at the International exposition.    Tlie ore
Shipment  was made  .Monday.    Tt  wus a
full unload and when Mr. Armstrong began to collect all his i-.isim and get them
in the cur he found that it would have
J been difficult to have carried a more comprehensive   exhibit   without    taking   two
'cars.    He is satisfied that he will be able
I to make a showing of Washington ores
j that will astonish mining men who have
not investigated the wealth of the youngest of the mining stales.    Mr. Armstrong
| will stop in Minnesota and visit relatives
at his former home.    He expects to remain
in charge of the exhibit until   the exposition closes, liciiiK on hand every day to
answer  the questions of the  many  who
I will  see the display.
t'nrllioo District Still Hieli.
I A dispatch from AshiTol't, II. ('., says;
i Cariboo, which yielded its niilHnns 10
years ago. is still rich. There were $7.3,-
70(1 in ;iold brought down from Cariboo hy
stafje to Asheroft. Of this sum $62,500
was from the last washup at the Cariboo
hydraulic mine, and is several thousand
dollars better than anticipated. It is expelled that much better icsults will be
Obtained at the next washup. The bal-
aiue was from scattered propositions
throughout Northern Cariboo. Oreat results are looked for when the Horse Fly
mnkes its washup, as heavier nuggets
than ever before have lieen discovered,
and the belief is that tne yield this year
will in  every  way  prove satisfactory.
Ml ii lim  Briefs.
The Alie Lincoln shaft nt Rossland is
down 135 feet nnd two shifts of men are
tit  work.
The It. A. C will sink the slum l(K) feet
deeper on the Josie at Rossland. The
Nickel Plate shaft will also be sunk another 100 feet.
The Uritinli America Corporation bus
started work on the Heresford, Dtifferin
and Mist Fraction claims adjoing the
Ymir mine in Ymir camp.
The Ymir .Miner urges the importance
of the mining men of Unit district get-
j ting together at once ami preparing for
Ian exhibition of ore at tne Spokane fruit
The main shaft iu ihe Center Star mine
! in Rossland camp is down to the 300-foot
level and is to he ^unk deeper While work
is to lie resumed in the drifts at the 500-
Ifoot   level.
It is said that. Spoknne men have pur*
Ichtisiil n third interest iu tlie Mollis (lib-
sou claim   adjoining   the   Flossie R   in
Ymir camp,    The identity of tlie purchasers is not made public
The shaft on the Gertrude in Rossland
camp  is going down   on   the dip  of the
vein   following  two  feet of  rapidly   im-
i proving  ore.    One shift, is  working and
[making about 14 incites per day.
I    The Deer Trail No. 2 .Mining Company,
j operating  the properly  of that  name  in
j Cedar canyon, has declared its tirst dividend of a half cent per share,    it is ex-
Ipected that dividends will be of monthly
I occurrence hereafter   and that   the   sue
will  be  materially  increased.      Spokane
men are interested in the property.
The trail from Ymir to Craigtown and
the Second Relief mine has been completed.
In the United States court at Seattle,
George 1). Rogers has obtained a judgment by default against the United Concentration Company for $172,411.48 in a
suit for the foreclosure of a real est ate
mortgage. Tlie property involved is the
Kverett smelter.
HuiipenluKM Here nnd There In
Washington. Idaho and Ilnntitua
���Wheats Fruit nnd Wool Promise
Well  This   SeiiMon.
Threshing of fall-sown grain has begun near I'lillamn, and the grain is turning out better than was expected. J.
R. Rupley threshed seven acres of red
Russian wheat which averaged 42 bushels per acre. He has 38 acres of this
variety, the seven acres threshed yesterday being the poorest oi the field, and
is certain the 31 acres will average 4S
bushels per acre. Tlie grain is of excellent quality.
Theodore Rixon has been appointed by
the secretary of the interior to make a
geological survey of the Olympic forest
reserve. He will be accompanied in hia
travels by Arthur Dodwell, a Northern
cruising Northern Pacific timber lands
for the last two years and is county surveyor of l'acific county.
Fruit Inspector W. H. Brown of Seattle
has condemned as utterly unfit for use
nearly 400 boxes of pears and apples,
mostly the former, which reached the
Steamer dock from San Francisco. Thc
pests in and on the fruit are the codling
inotli ami San Jose scale. The pears are
of the Harriett and Alexander varieties
and aside from the worms in them looked
County Treasurer A. B. Horsey of Port
Angeles has completed his financial statement for thc year ending June 30, 1898.
A comparison of the financial statement
for the yenr ending June 3(1, 1898, with
the previous year shows a gratifying increase in receipts and a marked decrease
in liabilities. The figures are ns follows:
Collections, 1898, $83,288,113: 1897, $52,-
517.91: total debt, 1898, $405,024.05)
1897, $42"),020.88; net debt, 1898, $124,-
189.30;   1897,  $109,105.08.
The Hypothcekbank of Spokane, which
0W11I about 150 acres of lund on Whidby
island, north of La Connor, has just completed the construction of a $4000 dam
on its property, which reclaims from the
tides over 2(MI acres of valuable tide land
which has been of no account for thc
past two years, owing to the washing
awny of the old dam. The new one is
200 feet long, 24 feet deep, with a 90-foot
base, anil its construction used up over
30(1 cords of brush fheoines, 250 tons of
rock, 25(10 sacks filled witli dirt nnd some
Kl.(HH) cubic yards of loose dirt.
Three of Seattle's society women hnve
outfitted anil sailed for a. two years' sojourn on the Yukon, and they arc Mrs.
and Miss McGraw, wife and daughter of
ex Governor John 11. McGraw, and Mrs.
iCarr, wife of Oeneral 17 M. Curr, formerly
I brigadier general of the -state militia.
! Governor McGraw is now awaiting the
party at St. Michaels. He and Oeneral
Can- have  valuable  mines on   Little M
the bushel, and was considered excellent
in quality, being hard and plump. Some
rust is appearing, and it is feared that it
will lessen the average of a number of
fields. Much of the wheat is ready to
cut with binders, and some heading will
be done this week.
Threshing is fairly inaugurated in the
Tammany district near Lewiston. There
is no longer conjecture about the yield.
The real returns in the sacks demonstrate
the yield to be even greater than the
expectations of the most sanguine of the
farmers. The first fields threshed have
yielded 40 bushels to the acre and the
best crops are yet to be harvested.
A large number of ninirods from Spokane were at Rathdruni bright and early
Monday morning, expecting to bag a big
supply of chickens from the Rathdruni
prairie as it was the first day of the
chicken season in Idaho. The sports
were much disappointed, however, as nn
game birds could be found. On account
of the late wet spring most of the chickens went to the timber to incubate, and
have not yet returned. As there is but
little grain cut on the prairie yet old
hunters say there will be no good shooting before August 15.
Sheridan, Mont., can now talk with
Butte and Helena.
Huckleberries are ripe around Kalis-
pell and the crop is said to be a good
Farmers in the vicinity of Plains have
purchased more farming machinery this
year than in any previous one.
The Butte postoilice sells over $1000
worth of postage stamps per week. Its
stiles for the past 12 months have
amounted to $53,771.
The experiment of driving ties down
Lou Lou creek near Missoula and loading
them upon the cars at the bridge at Lou
Lou crossing has proved to be a success.
Fort Benton���Ranch property around
Box Elder is said to be held at a good
price, says the Review Press. For one
of the well improved ranches in that vicinity an offer of $15 per acre was recently refused. c
Missoula���Carpenters arc now at work
on the second story of the university hall
at the state university grounds, anil the
tiinisliing of the science hall is making
good progress.
Havre���The ranchers of the Milk river
valley arc beginning to appreciate the
profit which lies in the cultivation of
small fruits, ami many of them are growing them successful!,
W. T. Cowan, of Box Elder, near Fort
Benton, reports that his new irrigating
project is a great success. He has a
reservoir covering about 500 acres, from
which irrigation of an immense area can
lie made.
The police magistrate of Great Falls
reports $430.25 collected in fines during
the month of July. The net receipts of
the office were $380.75.
The city council of Helena has by a
vote of 11 to 2 passed an ordinance granting to the Helena Wnter & Electric Power   Company a franchise   by means of
Minor Mntter. In llrlef I'nriiB'rnplia
���IIiiii|ii-ii1iik�� In All Pnrt. ut the
Globe���Note, of I'eoiile, Crime,
nnd Aecldent*.
nook.      Tlie ladies, will  be  accompanied I -''hi*'1* ���*" '���''.������ be permitted to deliver elec
on their voyage by General Carr, who
returned from the district some weeks
Engineers Stirrud and Nnston of Seattle have two large parties in the field
under the supervision of Mr. Nasten,
working on government surveys. They
have recently made corrections on township 38, range 25, which includes the
town of Loomis, which was surveyed last
season, hut found slightly defective. They
have also made corrections in township
40, range 25, which was also surveyed
at thc same time. These townships arc
very populous and have been in abeyance since 1890 for various causes, and
their completion and acceptance will be
a boon much appreciated by the settlers.
trie power in tlie city to encourage industries thnt are benefitted by cheap power.
The proprietors of the well-drilling
plant completed a well, 57 feet, for the
high school at Lewiston thu other duy.
The vein wns struck at 42 feet, and rose
Within 11 feet of the surface. There is
such nn abundance of soft water in the
well that, although 100 gallons were taken out in less than five minutes it could
not be lowered any.
Advices, at Great Falls, from Chinook
report the sale of the Joseph Hirschberg
clip of about 90,000 pounds at 15 cenls.
The purchase was made by Webb & Co.
of Philadelphia, a firm wliich has not
heretofore operated to any great extent
iu northern Montana. 'The I). A. Crom-
ley clip was sold to  the same buyer nt
All submarine mines have been removed
from New   York   harbor.
Slight snowfall occurred nt Kinibnl,
Neb., near the Wyoming line, on July 31.
The war balloon will be kept at Tampa,
Fla., pending developments at Puerto
Work in all of the navy yards is continued vigorously notwithstanding peace
Tlie expenditures on account of the war
up to the end of July have been about
The Eskimos, inland from Point Barrow, Alaska, are starving, und going to
the cou.st for food.
San Francisco merchants' organizations
are petitioning the president to retain the
Permanent organization of the Cuban-
American league was effected in New
York recently.
During a recent hail storm nt Chicago
window glass and skylights worth $150,-
000 were smashed.
Martin Thorn, the murdered of Wil-
liiini (siildensiippe. was electrocuted in
the prison at Sing Sing, N. Y'.
All immigrants from Hawaii are to be
treat ed as aliens until further legislation
is enacted by congress.
The coinage of the mints of the United
Slates during July aggregated $0,94(1.744,
of which $5,853,000 wa* gold.
The United States requested Kngland
to join in dissuading Italy from bombarding the city of Cartagena, Colombia.
Ouly one gold claim in ten around
Dawson City. Klondike, is paying wages,
but those which pay yield large sums.
Thirty million bushels of coal is loaded
on barges at Pittsburg, Pa., awaiting high
water to float down  the Ohio  river.
The Queen of Denmark, mother of the
Princess of Wales, is seriously ill. The
Prim-ess has been summoned to Copenhagen.
By the bravery of Hugh McCutcheon,
an inside foreman, forty men were saved
from death in a burning mine near Scrau-
ton, Pa.
Ex-Scnntor Warner Miller is now confident that the Nicaragua canal will bo
Imilt. owned and operated by the United
,16 1-2 cents.    The clips of Fergus & Son
The county jail at Boise has its first j and David Hilger were also sold at Chi-
femule   prisoner,  a  girl   whose  downfall  nook, the price reported being loj cents,
is attributed to  the morphine habit.
The county commisioners at Blackfoot
have fixed the salary of county attorney
nnd the buyers Nichols, Dupes & Co. The
clil>s were from the Trail bands of F'ergus
county Wetheri that were sheared nt Chi-
Senl  Mane to  Recnperatr.
Washington, Aug. 0. ��� Captain Chaa.
E. Clarke, commander of the battleship
Oregon, has been examined by a medical
board, and as a result ordered home.
j (to be elected in November) at $000 per  nook.   At  Malta  thc  Marvin Jones  clip
year. nn��  bought    by  Kosliland   Bros,  at   Hi
Huckleberry   picker*   report a fairly (cents, nnd the Seymour Dane dip went
igood   crop   well   up   the   mountain   sides   lo Ihc same  buyers ut   15] cents.
I near Wallace, the berries on  the lower     Judge J. O. Sanders of Montana, whose
j ground  having  been   killed   by   the lute  appointment as paymaster in the United
.frosts. ! States  army   lias   been   announced,   is  a
F'or the lirst time in years Lewiston is j veteran of the civil war.    He joined the
being visited  by a gang of hoboes.    The j regiment in  which   he served at Canton,
j building of  the  railroad  in this vicinity'the home of President McKinley. He now
is   bringing   them.   Several   arrests  have; holds  the  position  of  assistant  quarter-
ibeen made and a chain gang organised,Imaster an  the stair of the department
which    is    engaged    in    improving  theIcommander    of    Montana of the  Grand
.' streets. I Army of the Republic,  and  has several
Superintendent Mellee    has issued an | times been honored  by his comrades of
announcement  to  the  teachers  of  Koot- i the Grand Army
enay county  of a joint  institute of  the
leachers of Kootenay and Shoshone counties  to  be  held   in  the school   house  at
Wallace, beginning August 15 and ending
August  10.
The last legislature of Idaho changed
the date of holding annual examinations
from the fir��Jt to the last week in August
in order  to enable  teachers  from other
states to take the examination without
so great a loss of time from the date of
the examination to the timo of opening
school on the first Monday in September.
A comparative statement prepared by
Postmaster Kress of Lewiston shows the
increased business of the local office over
last year.   The receipts for stamps, envelopes, etc., for thc quarter ending July
30,  1897,  were  $1,063.52.   The  receipts
for    the    same  months  this year were
The flrst carload of 1888 wheat wss received at the mill at Genesee, and was
graded No, 1.   It weighed 03 pounds to1
MonlilBk   lii.liiiiis   I'rnlext.
New York, Aug. 7.���There is a likelihood of u legal contest growing out of
the establishment of the new camp at
Montauk Point.
Scott & Treadwcll of this city, attorneys for the Montauk tribe of Indians,
have served notice on United States Attorney General Griggs that they claim
ownership of the land and protest against
dealings for possession of thc point by
the United States government with the
Long Island Railroad Company.
Former Judge Scott said last night that
the notice was served because his clients
did not wish to be held guilty of laches
by failure to assert their right at all
times when their rights were ignored.
"If the United States government fails
to recognize the rights of the Indians,"
Judge Scott said, "proper proceedings
will be instituted to compel it to do so.
The railroad has no title to this land."
Wheat    <|n..lull...is.    Wool    I'-_inis.
and   the   Price   of   l>roduee.
Following are the Spokane quotations.
Wholesale juices are given unless otherwise quoted:
Wheat at the warehouse���Country
points: Club, bulk 45c, sacked 40c;
bluestem, bulk 47c, sacked 48c. At Spoknne: Club, bulk 50c, sacked 52c; blue-
stem,  bulk  51c, sacked  53c.
Oats���At Spokane, f. o. b., $19@20.
Barley���Country poiuts, f. o. b., 70@
75c per cwt.
Rye���Country points, f. o. b., 70c per
Flour���Per barrel���Gold Drop, $4.25;
Big Lobf, $4.05; Banner, .$4.00: Plan-
sifter, $4.50; Superb, $4.25; Spokane, $4;
Snowflake, $4.25; whole wheat, $4.25;
rye, $5; graham, $4.
Feed���Bran and shorts, $11 per ton;
shorts, $12: bran, $1(1; rolled barley, $20;
chicken feed, $18��19.
Hay���Timothy, $8 per ton; baled timothy, $10; wheat hay, $7.50<s8.50; oat
hay, $7.50:  alfalfa, $10.
Eggs���Ranch, $4.50.
Corn���Whole, $23; crocked, $24.
Wool���Fine medium, 6��7c per lb; medium, 5@0c per lb.
Produce���Fancy creamery butter, 40
and 00-lb tubs, 19c per lb; 5, 10 and 20-
; lb tubs, 20c: prints, 22c; California butter, 25@20c lb: country butter in rolls,
| 13c per lb; cooking butter, 10c; eastern
creamery* prints, 23c; cheese, twin, full
cream, 12Jc; cheese, twin, Skim milk, 9.
Vegetables���  Potatoes,  $1,25   per  cwt:
cabbage, $8 per cvrti turnips, |1.96 per
cwt; cucumbers, 75c per box; onions,
���*>l..*ill par cwt; beans, l{(nlje per lb;
carrots, $1.26 per cwt; beets, $1.28 per
Poultry���Chickens, live weight 10��
lie per lb, dressed 12@13c; spring broilers, $3.00@3.**0; turkeys, live, ll@12c;
dressed 12@13c; spring ducks, dressed
$4@4.50 per doz,; geese, live 10@llc,
dressed 12@12 l-2c.
Meats���Beef cows, live $2.85@3.10 per
cwt; dressed $6@7; steers, live $2.85@
3.50, dressed $8@8.60; hogs, live $4.50��
4.75, dressed $0@6.50; mutton, live 4��
4 l-_e, dressed 8@8 l-2c per lb; dressed
veal, 7@8c per lb;  lamb, 121-2 whola-
IV lieal.
Portland, Aug. 8.���Wheat���Unchanged; new crop nominal at 57@58c
for Walla Walla and 00@61c for blue-
stem and valley.
Tacoma, Aug. 8.���-Wheat���Bluestem is
quoted at 64c for export. Millers pay
64 and 67c for club and bluestem respectively.
San Francisco, Aug. 8.���Silver bars,
Lake copper���Quiet; brokers', $11.58.
Mexican dollars, 46@46 l-2c.
Lead���linn, $3.80. Tllli BRITISH CfllllBli NEWS.
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Wiih this i Bue th B.C. News come?,
um -i new man _, me it. The paper
will be improved in every possible way
and ao pains will be spared to mako It
an Interesting weekly acquisition to
the .family circle. It Is intended to
��� . i; n li',-,- i' rinoial paper am!
politicallj ii will support tbo party
tl at will, among other things,
f e us rrom tl a shaoklea o.r the
Dunsmuir despotism; that will give
this Pi-ni't a fair and propor*
tionate shart out of tbe Provincial till
for publio works; thai will free us of
tbe onerous free miner's  license  ami
mo ige tax and tbat   while   up  and
dob ��� -, will temper tlio policy of. prog*,
ress and development with discretion
and allow wise counsels to pn rail
wherever Large public responsibilities are at issue.
Ip matters federal we ".ill give our
support to tbe great Liberal Conservative party, which we believe in Spite
of mni 1 Istakes of the pa it, ��� I'<
hoi I ; ��� confidence of the Canadian
pooj '.7 i cltove ' 7 : 1 be bn id
ai 1! ���������'. a ��� "."' ���- h ich I ������ late
Sir Ji hn '.. Ia donald bequeathed to
tbe !��� ��� ipd ol auada is b illt upon a
rock,    hiel   ���   ildth'   ubanj lnj>   tides
0/   |in ful    ���-    ' , ; tain      BMnOVei  .
and that it will stand  as an   .   ;	
ligl t I t political con
tention whon''this Canada ol ours"
will have outgrown its childhood and
become tbe greater jewel of thai Empire on wbioh the sun m     1     ts.
1"lK;ie    -   ,   ideral      talk, oil     on
Drill :v::ar<;<a___________H
would mean a money losing proposition. The Tribune suggests that ppw-
era should be sought by municipalities
from the Government Uv embark in this
business for tho benefit of its citizens.
It doc? not give us an idea whether it
would become a party to an arrangement whereby all the cities and towns
of the Province should become mutual
insurers. We gather that the proposition would bo to let, each municipality
tndi take its own insurance. A more
wild and chimerical idea never eliminated from an editorial sanctum. We
Ln mind the City of Calgary some
years back,   in 1886 this  young  town
eceived its baptism of fire for which
thc fire Insurance companies paid somo
��� -       '    We happen to  know that the
foi  premiums  for  i'no  three
prior (the town having started :- 1883)
did nol by the ivil lest llight of im igin-
atioo exceed $2,000. Now wo would
like to auk any business nun., whi re a
municipal fire company would be in
such a case a? this? A circumstance
tl il might happen l0 Nelson, or any
I n 11 in the Kootenay. Looking
at the proposition from thc, what
oni might call the Provincial mutual
point of view, that is that, al! tbe cities
owns should boar each other's
burdens, it ia hardly llkoly that a.young
city like our own, say, would be prepared to "chip in" to help, say, Van-
oouver out t*f a large conflagration that
might happen then.'. Wo can quite
understand that the average merchant
would prefer to run that department of
liia business In the old way and buy his
Insurance in com pan lea beyond question at the ��� .1 marketvaluo. Weato
free to admit thai rates here arc excessive but Inasmuch that there are .some
forty companies doing business in
Canada, one can rest assured that if
the business in these new towns (many
of wbicb are of .1 problematical nature) if the business was  of such a vol-
��� . ie and profitable n ithre, the demand
for U would Cad Its own Level so no
combine would be able to keep the
companies together. It is easy to forget tbat one conflagration snob as the
one referred to would eat up many
times over the fire premium harvest of
tlio whole of the Kooloiniys. The true
remedy lie:, in building  bettor  blocks
 archants hkve  found, wherever
the future warrant) it, that a good return li   invariably   mado on  such   an
1 /estmonl In the saving of Insurance expense. Wherever this
It t',.-- one very seldom hoar--,
tny (fl ���,. il iii as to premium rates,
Much stress is laid on firo protection.
[n a great many cases it Is good, while
in ui h -.;. It is a   irare  am!   telui ion.
:'     ��� ;.-. dl ���'   J   iS fer   i Bl 11 oil;   f. 1   f.'.W-
wiiluc its nrofioiency wbi a the coinpu-
; Ide. To -hiu up.
a organised  to make
money ami tl v seek to ���-' '��� the high-
.   ;     l bio i. ts   lu pii 1 isoly the   ttne
way as tbe banks and loan companies.
The solution of ihe problem lies In tho
a   Id   per
I volume and profitable   nature  of  tboj
bu li -.-   bi inj I ��������� aboul hoallby oom-
1. tltloi and .a' in ;������.,'. ��iid local mutual support scheme as outlined by our
Kelson contemporary.
loaded" famo, is ever with us and It
would seem that no amount of threats
of imprisonment or fino will ever make
some people understand tbat at this dry
season of the year the forest wilds are
not far removed from a powder maga-
zinc when it gets up a flirtation with a
small spark of fire. Only a few days
since some Individual with criminal
carelessness started a blaze on tho hill
west of tha saw mill, which, while it
gave considerable anxiety to tho
dwellers in that locality, might certainly havo turned out very serious had
not the prompt action of tho fire brigade intervened aad the wind dropped
at an opportune moment. Hack ofthe
sampler one oi tbe charming walks in
tho vicinity is being devastated and
wo may safely hazard the statement
that it was tbe result of gross carelessness; still, again, there is another fire
across the lake giving uumistakaable
evidence of being the souvenir of a
picnic party on the shore.
While prepared to admit that lightning has been tho cause of many tires,
It will be conceded that thoy have heen
infinitely moru plentiful since these
regions havo been settled. People
iaa be impressed aud fully alive
to the danger that thero is iu leaving
tbe slightest trace of lire ubout camp,
and in lighting pipes, etc. Tho visitor
to many of the forests of Europe is
repeatedly reminded of this by printed
notices, but obviously this cannot
bo done at every turn here; all
may, however, exercise such vigil-
i-a (i that tbe enormous yearly conflagrations that are seen in these parts
may be minimized and some at least of
the matchless beauty of tho Kootenays
be spared in all its primeval glory.
The Rossland Miner is championing
tho cause of James Martin, member
elect for Kossland District, lor the
portfolio of Minister of Mines. Inasmuch as the Slocan District output is
more important than that of Trail District and further that the lead question
is ono of vital Importance to the Slocan
and will have to be dealt with in a
practical manner If ths largo number
of low grade mines in the vicinity are
to be mado to pay, there can be no
division of opinion I'i this district that
the portfolio in question should go to
XI. V. Green, who will be moro fully
alive to our wants than the member
above montloncd or any other outsider.
Its Vi
e irapaole
thi'K'in iinoot	
every   tiro   insurao ll    COUipa
buslne �� in that oity. A member of tbe
Board of   1',.tic-.-v. t*itei    wai    ietil   up
from Vancouver I    itttoi       ���   Lh   I   1
lUUr 1-8 aud ' ' :,:���:   .. |     |
n IU niton   to  ' he that  tl      ta
would have to be paid somehow by th
people.   Wi notice a 1   article   in   tiie
Trlbt no ��� it   ���   ���       : ..;  flre h -
s-.ii.fii-. and giving as .1 good reason
the statement that there
:v,ui mar; iii i.. 1 .. ! i_iuc*8 ror expen-1
ei and dlvid od: . I 'eoplo v ho 1 u.-h i
into these state mon I overlook tbe fun��
damental principle of all kinds ofin-j
Buraaco. vi/., the law of average. A '
life Insurattee company would stand tot
lose money by insuring oneindiviilua.il
even at $100 per CbousSud  rate, but by 1 ~	
applying tha above law to say 10,000. It would be almost too much to hope
lives a comparatively low rate Is ob-' that the Bush Piro. Act now in Opera-
laiiii".. !,n like mftnneri with a fire tion will have any appreciable effect on
company, by spreading its business the number of forest fires to be antici-
OH'er a large area it comes luitior tho j p&ted at, this season of the year. The
operation of this 'aw and rates are ay-; ''lUdu't-tblnk-It-would-spread'" individ-
plied   which  uaaer a limited   area uai, like ho  of "dido't-think-lt-wa*,*
The question of prohibition ls, in the
present state of society, practically
impracticable. Thi! Statos of Iowa,
Maine and Kansas are good Illustrations of unforced prohibition, and they
are anything but a success. The farce
enacted tn the North West Territories
for many years under the name of prohibition will bring a grin to tho face of
anyone who was a resident there at
thai time.
The up town manager's soliloquy ou
Burns Is very touching.
"Ob, would some power thusifty kcc hk
To wm ourselves ss others we us."
It is to be hoped that the wordy
Kootenaian scribe will continue to sign
hia name to his pootic(V) effusions, and
then not the shadow of suspicion can
possibly fall upon some poor Individual
who la uot at all responsible for their
origin. Imagine, for Instance, the irreparable wrong that would he done to
David W. King's literary standing if
it were generally supposed that ho Is
the author of them!���.Slocan Oity Nows.
T\ls.J. F. 11. ItOOERS,
Graduate Trinity .Cnivcisiiy, Toronto, Out
.Member of College of Physicians anil Surgeons.
Licentiate of the B. C. Couo.SU. Lute of New
York llosuilnls ami Polyclinic. Orllcc on A
rv. Ilospilul cor, nth st. anil II live., Kaslo,B.'1.
Graduate of American College,Chicago
C. P. K. IfHlcyou liot Spring!! Excnrtlont.
The following round trip rates have
been arranged 10 Halcyon Hot Springe
and return, tickets being p;o��d   for 30
days: Prom Kuslo, 810; Kossland, 88.80;
Nolson. 88; Trail, $7.50.
W. h\ ANDERSON  T, P. A.
Nelson, .(i.tim _!.
New Building*.���Newly Furnished Throughout
Best Rooms in the City
Nelson House,
The following changes in the British
Columbia mining laws should iie carefully studied by those interested in
mining In this Province:
First of those refers to tbe location
of fraction:*. Io all tractions surveyed
from now on, whether staked correctly
or not, the surveyor may adopt the
boundary lines of the surrounding
claims, provided no side exceeds 1600
feet In length. In other words, the locator is entitled to tho vacant ground
that ho claims, even if he does not
stake it ir, -inch a manner as to include
i; all, whkh he seldom does.
By a recent decision of tha courts a
prospector loot a claim because of in
ability to secure tlio post necessary to
mark thc location. Thc amendment
provides that in east s where olalms are
staked above the timber line, or the
prospector can not secure tho necessary posts, he may erect monuments of
earth or stone. I ���>,-.,������-������������������
In staking an extension the posts are    ,.    . rr 4  1
of ten planted so as to form a wedge- A# lama HOld,
shnpo fraction between two ends of tho !
two claims. These fractions have often incurred great expense, not only In
recording and surveying, but In oasi b
where they carry the lead, and thus be-
eoine of such value as to promote litigation. The amended act authorizes
the surveyor to Include such fraction,
provided it does not  cover more than
1 Nicely iuriiiMie-l rooms, Dai well Btocktal, Rpo-
tneBe i ,ui   Draught !<y Bohooner or quart
'   1   mob in the ottv.
Bar and Billiard Room
Rooms from f_per week up. Newly furnishod
throughout. KloctrlcLights. Front m., nexi
door to Post Olliee, Kaslo, B. C.
I OlharwUt Armstrong's Lauding
1 nt. i Hum Iflver Landing.
The country is safe. Editor Bolce
has undertaken to put us right on
We havo ordered a n*w dictionary
in order to keep apace with tho up
town poot.
A fine chicken dinner at the  Queen
Restaurant every Sunday at 4 p. m. *
(15 acres, the area of a full claim,
and provided further that two location
posts are together.
By failure to record assessment work
within tho required period of one year,
either through oversight or tho mio-
undorstandinir of partnership Interests,
valuable claims have been lost. Now,
if a prospector fails to record the work
within a year, he has .SO days' additional time in which to make tho record by
payment of an extra 810, provided ilia'
tbe work Is done within tlie year.
Another change regarding the assessment work is In tlmt particular
which called for work to the amount of
$100 each vear. Now, a miner can do
and recorit as many assosbinents us he
pleases in a year by paying tho recording fee tor each assessment done to the
extent of #100.
ln caso anybody should adverse an
application for a certificate of improvement and crown grant, tho contestant
must havo his claim surveyed immediately and file a piau mado and signed
by ah authorized provincial land surveyor with tho writ.
To obtain a crown grant in 18HH it
waa neoessory to do assessment work to
the amount of SoOO and to have the
claim surveyed, which meant another
8100. In isiiv the act was amended so
as to provide that up lo May 1,1888 the
cost of such survey should count as
work done on tho claim, not to exceed
8100. In plain English, lt counted as
an assessment and as work toward tho
crown grant. A survey generally costs
8100. The last legislature extends the
timo to .May I, 1809.
Ilereafiar, fn adverse proceedings in
connection with the title to mlueral
olalms, before any court, each parly in
the proceedings shall give afflrmativi
evidence of titlo. ltornlo'iii-o tho bunion of proof wns on the contestant.
The feo for recording assessment
work has boon reduced from 82.78 to
82.60, Heretofore the feo for record iny
assessments has been 25 cents bl_*fter
than other fees.
Anybody wbo pulls dowu a legal post
creeled to mark u boundary or location
of a mineral claim, or any writing bylaw required to bo thereon, is liable to
imprisonment for six months or a lino
of 8260, or both. This ls supposed to
be directed particularly toward preventing flic uso of old posts by people
w/10 restake a claim and sometimes dc-
��*roy evidences of a prior location.
Mis. Wm. Middleton. Propr.
| ft'tjoati: I -i -. 1 iiiliy to Hie traveling publio.
ileaf fe(nte and MiningBroker!
FlrSi Life, Ai-c-iiii-nt ami Guarantee,   Front St.
K*8LO, B. C.
(.APT-UN w. w. WK.ST.
Does Jobbing Trade on Kootonay l*alco.
Leavo onlffs with O.'orro Suber, Jutcrna-
tionai Wharf, Kaslo,
italic Sleamship Tickets.
To and from Ktiropeun points via t'an-
adian and American linos. Apply for
sailiuj) dates, rates, tickets and all In-
(01 lalion to .my (.'. V. R. Ky. ncenf, or
Ar.D!.;' uisiiip, C.P.R. Agt,Kaslo,
Wm. S-'irv, Gon. S.S. Agt., Winnipeg.
Notls-c of   Iii.<i-iiiiiiMi  Co-PRrtai<*rslil|i.
Kelson, B. O., July 1, 1808.
The undersigned partnership heretofore existing botween J. A. Turner
of Nelson, D. C, merchant, and W. J.
Macdonald of Whitewater, B. C, merchant, doing businoss as general mer*
chants at Whitewater, B.C., under the
firm name of W. J. Macdonald fS Co.,
has this day been dissolved by mutual
consent. All liabilities against the
said firm of W.J.Macdonald & Co., will
bo paid by W. 3, .Macdonald, and all
debts owing to the sabl firm are to be
paid to him. -,
(signed*   Jno. A. Tuknkk.
(Signed)   W. J. Macdonald.
W. A. Jowett.
Read the New?.
1  Hk.'   1   ���   �� .��
Between Duluth and
Buffalo via the
magnificent passenger steamships
4 'North West' 'and
"North Land,"
Touching en route:   "Thk Soo."
M .u.'kinac Islands,
Detroit and Cleveland.
Conecling at Buffalo for Now
York and Boston.
Also at lake points for all
Points East and South.
To daily Oreat Northern trains
(Eastern Railway of Minnesota),
from St. Paul and Minneapolis
connect with steamorg at Duluth.
Before deciding on your route
to the East call 011 agents Great
Northern Railway, or write
St. Paul.
(Handsomely illustrated descriptive matter sent on request.)
JM The City of Knslo.
The Oity 0/ Kaslo is situated at the
mouth of Kaslo creek '-ii Kootonay
lake, 12 miles from Nelson etui HO
miles due north from Bonner's Perry,
I 'ni,illation, 2.000. The Kuslo& Slocan
Railway runs from here to Sandon (30
miles); C. P. R. steamers run to Neb
son, Pilot Bay, Ainsworth and Kuskonook, also Argenta and Lardo; International Navigation & Trading Co.'s
steamers to Nelson and Bonner's Ferry.
Thc city Is picturesquely situated on a
a bay ol tho lake; has churches of all
denominations an-.l a large public
schoooi; well graded streets; Bretclass
hott Is; saw mill; ore Bumpier: electric
light and a good supply ol water. The
climate will compart favorably with
any part of the Paoifl coast. Can be
reached by C. P. 11., via Revelstoke:
the Spokano Falls & Northern, via
Spokane or the Groat Northern, vis
Bonner's Ferry. With the completion
of the Crow's Nest i'n-r. Ily. 10 Kootonay lake it will give the district an
outlet via Muclcod and Lethbridge in
the Northwest Territories. Hae-lo is
the commercial centre df the Whitewater, South Fori-.. Woodbury ereek,
Ainsworth, Campbell creek, Lardo and
Duncan mining camps Informal 0
regarding the district will ho cheer-
fully supplied on application tu tho
Kaslo Board of Trade.
Application for Liquor Llc<*ii��ie.
Notice is hereby given that thirty(30)
days from date the undersigned will
apply to the Stipendiary Magistrate
��� '���.', ��������� :,. r a license to sell
spirituous, and fermented liquor by retail at my hotel at Whitewater, County
of Kootonay.      John Culhane.
Edward Duerney.
Dated, ,1'nl.y l'.-tli. 1898.
TllAVKLlvK'H Ul'lUI..
iui.iiiuii-y of Kollsvay and .Steamer Tims'
Cords Prom Kaslo.
Covornor-Uciieral      .      .      Eftrloi Aberdeen
Premise    ....     sir Wilfrid Lauiiei
Memlier Ilimse of Commons, Dominion ni-llu-
msnt, for West Kootonay   .   Hewitt Bostock
Ltout.-Qov.rnor . . Hon. T. K. Melnnee
l'n-mi'.'i .... Hon. J. H.Turner
Attorney-General . . Hon, D. M. Eberts
Com. of Lands and Works . Hon. a. B. Martin
' Minister Mines sud Education . Hon.Jaj.Bak. r
President Executiven.moil . iinn.t'.E.i'ooji >���
Provlaolftl Mineralogist
Members Legislative Assembly fur West Koot-
etiav -North Killing    ....     J. M. Kelll "
South Riding J.P.Hume
Mayor ChMsW, McAnn
Aldermen���A.W.Goodonough, I'.r. Archer.J. D.
Moure. G. Iliirliu, 1). Vi. Moore,Geo. v, lilteside.
City clerk .... K. E. Chinmiin
I'oliee -Magistrate       .      .      . Alex Luch?
City Marshal M. V. Adams
Vss'istulU Vi- A. Mill,.-
Auditor C. B. MoKennle
Treasurer B.H. Oreep
Assessor a. 1'. i
Water Commissioner  .     .     .    R. A, Cot
Health Officer   .      .      .      Dr. J. J". B. Eogen
i 'ity eotincil meets every Wednesday 1 p. nini
hall, lih st., between front st. ana A ave,
'..'hiel v . . . . Hugh P. Fletcher
First lieauty Chlel ,      ���     ,'.''"��� fj��'��
Second Deputy Chief.    '.     .     . J".":'
Third Jiuputy chief     .      ���     Geo. Whiteside
Secretary tfohie Morrii
Treasurer o"1-- Adams
Mining Reoo��der-Assessor*Ta_: Col, . Juo.Kei
follot'torol Customs      .      .      J.FMolBtosl
School Trustees���August Carney, J, D, Moore,
a. o. Buchanan. Prinetpa* Prof, Jos. Hislop.
KASLO I'll- i"i i-'KICE.
Ueneral delivery open daily .Sundaysexcepted) Irom S a. m. until 7 p, m. IsODby open Irom
7 a rn. to9.80 p. in. Mails tor despaton close every evening exeept Saturday and Sunday, at 9
ri m. Miiili- arrive from i nlted States and lake
Joints dally exeept Sunday, at I 0 p.m. From
p, R, ami Slocun poinls, arrive dally, exi tsni
siitniny, ut i p. m. Registration office open.s.su
a. m , fi.SOp. in. MonSyordor office and Pos
oflice Savings Hank open s a. n.  to 5 p. m.
B. H, GREEN, Postmaster.
MASON'S-Kaslo Lodge NO. 86, A. P. a
A M., meets first Monday in every
month tit Masonic ball over llreen
Hros'. store.   Visiting brothers   in-
viteil to attend.      II. Byers, \\. M.
K. E. Chipman, Secretary.
ST480NIC CHAPTER���Kootenay Chapter; RA.
M\ holds tegular convocations, on ihcsecond
TiiW&yoi each month in Masonic hall.Kaslo
Vlsitina- companions are cordially invited.
i-lui'.. TrumbnlLBcrlbo E.       E. E. Chipman, /..
VCCABES8   Sliicui 'I r-nl  No. 0, Knight; of
the Maccabees, meets socondand fourwMondays of aach month at "Uvingston's hall.Kiisiu
Visiting Knights cordially Invitod.
W. A. Davies, Commander,
Dolph .lohnson, Keeper of Records.
FOHEBTKK8- Court Kaslo No. 8887, Iiulypenil-
ont Order of Foresters.   Meets 4th Friday ol
each  month    In Victoria   house.     Visiting
brethren arc cordially invited.
W. It. Strathern, Chief Ranger.
W.J. Hah, Iteeor.lliig Secretary.
MKi'lloIHSTCill'Itcil-cor. c and6thst.   pi-
' vine sorvlces every Sunday Ua. m. ana 7.so p.
m   Sunday schoolSUI0, Strangers welcome.
Hev. J. A. Wood, Pastor.
PRESBYTERIAN CHl'RCH���I or. 4th st. ami It
av'c   Services every Sunday 11 a.m. mid 7.80
i, m Bunday sohool and l!ibleclans,s!.30p.in.
Prayer meeting Wednesday evenings o'clock.
Free seals  Strangers heartily welcome.
rni. seal      ht��k    ^    ~ JSJAles, Minister.
CHURCH OI6EXGLAND- Southwesteor. of C
��ve mui r,lh st. Serv com every nunday atlla.
��   a  i   S P. m. Allare c Sally invited.
Rev. David RlclouM-. Mi-'i.-in'r In Charge
CATHOLIC cill'lti'll-corner C avenue and
iHitsi No regular pastor at present. Occus-
ional services hy special iiniior.r.cement.
i-'ur U hiteiviitcr, Sandon, Cody, etc., K. A. S.
Railway trains leave Kaslo dally al 8 a, m.| re-
I ii   log, arrive at Kaslo at 8.60 p. m.
- hree Forks, New Denver. Rosebery and
Nakusp, Mice K..v s, iiy. Irom Kaaio to Bandon,
an thenoe Nakusp & Sloean Railway, leaving
Sandon dally in 7.48 a. rn.: returning, arrive
dally i I Sandon at .,56 p. m.
I ii Revolstol c, \ anconver, Victoriaand oth-
i: main line points on C. P. R., bout from Na*
kasp io Arrowhead, cars ta Revelstoke, tlience
i onm cl with easl nnd west bound trains.
',������ r silverton,Blocan City, take str, Blocan on
Si... ,ic If lsiM'i'i.tie, ting wit'i N.4 s.at Hosebery.
For Northport, Spokane, Rossland and Grand
i takethi  Str. International Irom Kaslo
.laliv ut 8.S0 a, in., except Bunday, making con-
ii ectlini- ut Five Mile Point with the N.&.F.8.
Ry.. tlience to Northport. tyom Northport to
t pokane continue the railway, known smith ol
Kin hport a* Hm Spokane Falls A Noi .hern, ur-
:���' fine at Spokane, w ash., ot 8,10 p, m.
Or for Spokane, take I. N. i T, Uo.'i Btr. Alii rta from Kaslo-to Bonner's Ferry, Tuesdays
an I Saturdays at 6 p.m. and Thursdays al 6
a -i. and connect at Bonner's Ferry with Great
Northers trains to Spokane, arriving at 3.10
i he following day.
.. Rossland change al Northport to tho Red
Mountain Ry., arming at Rowland ill 11.20 a.m.
Or, Rossland may be reached from Nelson via
I ... Ry, to Robson, thence by river steamer
Frail, tlience bj C A W. Ry. to Rossland. Or,
! ������. . land icn ,��� be reached via Nakusp and Tra
bv trnis.down Arrow lakei and Columbia river.
i .ir cmMii Forks and Boundarj Creek points,
take S, F. A N. Ry. trom Northport to Bossburg
r Marcu i, thenee in stage across reservation.
l'.,i- Ainsworth, Pilot Hay, Nelson,etc., LN.di
T.Co.'s Sir. Iiilernatlonal leaves Kaslo ilally,e.\-
i pi Sunday, at 11.30 a.m., rotarulng.laavet Nelson ut ft p. in., arriving at Kaslo b bout 8.30 p. in.
i' p. It. i lo.'S sir. Kokunee leaves Kaslo daily,
i-vtcept Sunday, at 7.30 a. m-., arriving nt Nelson at 11 a. in.; returning, leaves Nelson at -1 p,
iu . arriving at Kaslo at 7.si) p, m.
for Argenta ami Lardo, Str. Kokanee makes
round trips every Tuesduy nml Friday, leaving
[Carlo al f.V p.m.
For Kuskonook. Ft. Steele etc., take Btr. Kokanee Monday .Wednesday and Friday at 7.80 a.
in., or I. N. sV T. Co.'.- Sir. Alberta Tuesday,
lliiirsdav and Saturday at 6 p. m.; thence by
stage to Fort Steele Wednesday nud Saturday.
Tho following Is a table ol distances Irom
Ka lo i�� surrounding business points-
VI esl OI North.   ''
Bear Lake	
Mi:ni i^an	
Sandon, ;i bou
Three Fork-
J. Turner & Co.
Postofflce Box 29.
Wholesale dealers iu Hay,
Cats, Bi'tin, Chop & Fruits.
Agont for Marshall's Teas.
Importers of Cigars aha Tobacco. Mail orders promptly filled	
Front ��t.f near News Offloe, Koslo, B.CJ
,'.'.'.'. :;i
V v Denver  SS
Rosebery 41
Silverton   -It*
Slocan cltv ss
Nakusp..., 70
l.'urtou City  '���'���!
Lcido  is
-. rgenta '20
Uuncmi City.. 84
UalcyontlolSprlngs 83
Airowhcad IDS
i.iuirle KW
Thompson's Land'g.llti
I'roiil Lake City.  . .lis
Ferguson 186
Revelstoke, 81 hrs..188
Pentloton .
Asheroft. .
Lytton. . .
. . . .293
.. . .281
. . . .mis
. . . .ilftti
. ,408
New Westmln-Ier. .608
Vancouver, ft' hrs. .M2
Victoria, 69 hdnrS. JS66
Seattle, 28 hours .. .580
Ttiooma. JO Sours, ,620
Portland.48 hours. ..'���-���.!
.... 12
East or South.
Ainsworlh..  .
Pilot Bay	
Nelson,-1 hour
Norlliport. 7 hours.10;
H.issland *.ll I ours. .10'
Grand Forks	
Anacoit'tu .
. .ISO
. .P.I2
. .2110
Midway 204
Spokane, 18 hours. .232
Kuskonook 48
tloat River 05
Port Hill 78
1.ileus IDS
Honner's Ferry, 13 hill)
Moyie City 12S
Swansea 188
Wardner, B.C no
Cranbrook 150
Fort Steele id)
Canal Flats 190
Windermere 210
Donald 21?
Golden 230
Banff 314
'RTJI.T8 !
Tobacco, Cigars /
i.5csl in every line. A stot'lt of fancy ffro-
oories is goon to ba added to our stock.
Carney Eros.,
Front St., opposite Kaslo Hotel, Kaslo, B. C.
Shortest und quickest route to the
Coeur d'Alene mines, Palouse, Levyis-
ton, Walla Walla, Baker City mines,
Portland, San Francisco, CripploCreek
o-old mines and all points east and south.
Only llnoeast via Salt Lake and Denver.
Steamer tickets to Europe and other
foreign countries.
Ocean steamers leavo Portland every
three days for Sati Francisco.
Leave -       Bpokane Time Schedule       j Arrive
,',.i��j   i 1 AST MAIL--- sViiihisVulhi, l'orl- I   7.45
p.m.  I land. Son Francisco. Iluker City    a.m.
dally. 1 and the East.  I dally.
8.00   ; LOCAL MAIL���Coeur d'Alenes, I   ('..lu "
a.m.  I Farinington, Carlicld,  Collax,   p.m.
duily. I Pullman and Moscow. I daily.
Kor through tickets and further Information.
apply to JAMES WAUGH,
Agt I. N AT. Co., Kaslo, 13. C.
Or at 0. R. Ai N. Co.'s ollice, 430 Riverside ave.,
pokane, sViish.    II. M. A DAMS, General Agt.
Or   Vi. 11. IIULIiritT, G, P. A., Portland,Qre.
N O It T H K K N
The surveyor's chain made it the
Shortrst TraivBoontinental Koute.
li is the most moilern in equipment.
It is the heaviest railed line.
1 hasa rock-ballast road be I.
It crosses no sand deserts.
It .van built without land grant or goi t.
It li noted for ii'' courtesy ol Its employ!
I! is only lino serving meal.- on la carte ]
Kootenay connection at Bonner's Ferry,'
day, Wednesday ,TfcMSday,8alurday an dSut
Eastward .   ,SM a. m 1 Westward. ...i
For uiiips, lie.kets and complete information,
call on or address I.N.& T.Co.'s agts, K. A S. Ry.
agts, or C. G, DIXON,Gen. Agt., Spokane,Wn.
F. I.WHITNEY, C.P.&T. A.,St. Paul, Minn
White Labor.
Improved Machinery.
The Best Work at
Reasonable Prices,
Kailo, B. C.
Ho,   Fishermen,
Will supply yoii
with Everthin;-'
���M NeediTii at   Low ;
prices, Steel rods, fr*
Jointed or Telescoped;    Hooks,
Baits and Flies; Silk lines, enamelled and waterproof-
Landing Nets, heels and ah Kinds of Repairs. A full
line of Hammocks and all kinds of Sporting Goods.
In the Grocery Department, a Qne lino of Fancy Groceries will soon
arrive.   Try our Klondike Deviled Crabs, now here.
In the Clothing Department, try our, celebrated lighter weights  ot
Hoalth Underwear for warmer went her.
Kaslo,    Sandon,    Ainsworth
The Canadian Pacific Ry.
Soo Pacific Line.
The cheapest, most comfortable and
direct route from Kaslo to all points in
Canada and the United States. The
ouly line running through tourst cars
to Toronto, Montreal and Boston, and
through tourist cars to St. Paul daily.
Magnificent Bleepers and dining oars
on all trains.    Travel by this lino and
have baggage cheeked to destination.
Daily connection from Kaslo every
day, excepting Sunday, at 7.110 a. m.
For Kuskonook and lake points, Monday, Wednesday and Friday,
For Argenta and Lardo, Tuesday and
Friday at 8. Iii p. 111.
For full information, call on or address
Freight and Passenger Agent, Kaslo, D. C.
Traveling Pass. Agt., Xelsor, II. C.
B, .1. OOVLF,
District Passenger Agenl, Vancouver.
Write (or Klondike Folder and Map.
Wholesale Dealers in
Presh   Pruits
and Vegetables,
Hay, Feed and Produce.
We ship direct from California and are prepared to quote
the lowest market prices on till kinds of fruits in season.
Baker Street
Nelson, 15, C,
Northern Pacific Rj.
The Fast Line,
Superior Service.
Throup-h tickets to all points in United
States and Canada. Direct Connection
with the Spokane Falls & Northern Ry.
No.l Wost .. 8:35p.m. I No.'.!East....7:00a. m,
Tickets to apan and Chinavia Tacoma
and Northei . Pacific Steamship Company. For i iformatlon, time cardst
maps and tickets, apply to agts. of the
Spokane Falls Northern and its connections, or to F. D. GIBBS,
Goner 1 Agent, Spokane Wash,
D. A, CHARLTON, AsM. Gen. Pass. Agt.,
No, 256 Morrison St., Portland. Ore.
Writ* lot Map ol Kootenay Country,
For the
Jobbing- Trade!
Just Received, a Largo Invoice of Cigars, Including KEV
This is in addition to my already well established  GROCERY
TTJJ?  T." /JQTn PT>nPTP"Q\'    Front Street, between Third and Fourth,
111 Ei h-JlCiLV (TltUvEiH J, Kaslo, British Columbia
and Dm
Greneral Hardware !
Paints, Oils, Garden Tools.
Ncls(>n-      Kaslo,
UU ������::��� I :.t.-3W
All Kinds of Fresh and Cured Meats.
The Simnl.h ArnnviT i'oiiiIiik Slowly
to the Freneh KmhUMHj��� It In il
l.uiiK   Oocniiieiil. nml  Muy Contain
>ew   I sunlit ions,.
Washington, Aug. 8.���2:4.*> p. m ���The
Spanish answer to the peace terms has
just been received at the French embassy.
It it quite long ami in cipher. The translation began at once, but it will take
some tinu' ti> complete the work.
At 3:30 o'clock the Spanish ireply was
still arriving at the French embassy.
The fourth section having just been received.
Paris, Aug. 8.���'Hie Spanish ambassador this morning presented to the French
minister of foreign affairs Spain's reply
to lim peace terms of the United states,
which was subsequently cabled to Washington.
Five Tratr.nla.tion*.
Washington, Aug. 8.���Spain's answer
to the demands of tin* United States is
now on tin* way to Washington, but it is
ruining with a slowness almost  painful
in   view   of   the  earnest  desire  to  know
whether the acceptance is complete or
Tliere ure no less than five translations,
four of them in cipher, m transmission
between Madrid and Washington. After
the Spanish cabinet meeting last night
the response was reduced to a Spanish
cipher and then sent to the Spanish ambassador at Paris, by whom it was to he
translated into French, after which the
ambassador WOUld deliver it to the
French foreign olliee to lie reduced to the
French   cipher   for transmission to the
French  ambassador  here.      These moves
take, it is calculated, eight or ten liours.
The   Impression   prevailed     in     official
quarters up to midday that the response
would not reach thc president until quite
late today at the best, and more likely
not before tomorrow,
The impression is growing in official
quartets that  the Spanish answer,  while
in the nature of concession of the American demands, is not a brief and simple
acceptance, without reset vat ion in- condition.   There   is  no  direct official  advice
ou this point
Secretary Day to  HckIh.ii.
New York, Aug. 8.���A Washington
special to the Herald says:
In connection with the probable selection of Secretory Day �����* one of the peace
commissioners, it is stated he will, at
nn early date, retire from tlie office of sec-
rotary of state, and, after concluding hi*
labors as one of the members of the commission, resume the practice of law in
Although this is the first public announcement that Day intends to retire
from public life, it has long heen known
to his intimate friends that when he accepted the ]H>rtfolio he did so with the
understanding that he would resign Immediately after peace was restored between Spain nnd the United States.
I'M rare It
Loinluii.     AiiftiiHt     1*.*���A
from   Houk   Koiik'   ��n>M-
Tlie (���ermuii ute inner
left Ma ii I la A **�����, hn t U n ml It am arrived here. She report** thnl the
Spun InIi f4i>l.fllerN at Manila attaekeil
the Aiuerleuu ramp mi tlie nlulit at
.lulv ;ti.
The Spa a i.-M h forfeit were over
;.000 KtroiiK. They eharwed the
A mer lea it   furee n   He vera I   11 in cm
The tire broke the Spanish eeiiter
anil   tltly  retreated.
Later they made a tteeoad eharn/e.
hut n ho r 11 y after re t re a t ed to t h e
linf-the*,  keeping   up  liieeHMitut   tire.
Klei en     AmerleiiiiM     were     killed
and   thlrty-Meven    wounded.      Spa a- '
InIi   Iiihmin  are  reporteil   iu  ureal.
I>iirliitt the tturhtfliiK  the re he I h   re-.
mat net)   neutral
San   KrnnelMeo,    \ iijl; iimi   11.���A   npe
loiiiulit   between   tin-   American   mid
Spanish     force,    at     Mlllnte. The
but iill the official advice* I ������"*!���* m*de an attach attempting
from   Madrid   indicate the   resjionse   is   a I *" llr<''lk ""<��� rlKht.      After an linur'a
document of considerable length, prepared with laborious care, and it lias several features whieh muy not appear iu
the condition, presented by the United
Soldier* nt Sun I-'ritnclNco Wilt Proli-
nlily lie 1liisl.-i-.-.l Out I ulcss Some
\��-sv Complication. \i-1ns-���Condemnation  of  Army  Si,|i|il it-s.
San Francisco. Aug. I).���The big transports Siandiii ami Arizona may sail for
the Philippines by Ihe end of the week
hut not before. There is a growing belief that they may not entry so ninny men
as was at first intended and the beginning of peace negotiations will menu thu
mustering out of the majority of the
troops remaining at camp Merritt and
tlie Presidio.
(Ieneral Merritt now haa with him, or
on tlie way to Manila, 15,000 men. Nearly
5000 tons of commissary stores will go
on the Scandia ami Arizona,
The only movements of troops during
the early part of the week will be the
beginning of their march lo the Yoseni-
ite of the Utah cavalry and perhaps the
sailing of 180 members of the First New
Vork regiment on the .Mariposa. No arrangements have heen perfected yet for
the transportation of the rest of the regiment and they are likely to remain here
for several weeks yet unless more vessels
than are now in sight are found to take
.Major (Ieneral Meninm himself is anxious to get lo Honolulu to look over the
new territory added to hi.* depart ment,
but he -stated positively that he will not
leave here until tlie nay is clear to send
all the troops ordered to sail for Manila.
The board of survey appointed by (.ieneral King to report on the circumstances
attending the informal issuing of blankets, shoes and other clothing by First
Lieutenant L. C. Smith, regimental ipiar-
icrmuster of the Twentieth Kansas regiment, has made its report.
While Lieutenant Smith is not held
criminally careless in the conduct of his
t-lnl to the r.xniulner ���inii-ii Hiiiiiiit. ollice yet the responsibility for the short-
July :ti, viu uoiik Konir, AiiKUHt s, age is fastened upon liim and it is rev-
Miiyn��� joiniiiended thnt he make good the vnlue
A   heavy  i-imnm-iin-iit   look   nines-   ol   the   lost   supplies,   which   is   npproxi-
mutely *7(I0.
A report has been filed by the hoard of
survey appointed by General Merriam
finding tlmt 1024 pairs of (hoes issued to
the Tennessee regiment were Inferior)
that HI72 Springfield rifles furnished the
same regiment were second hand and
worked over, though serviceable. The
i-'irxt im ii a 11 on. rn i ni artillery, re��-1 condemnation of 1277 bayonets, scabbards
lt is probable the reply will be in the' nlnr.. uml Battery A r��uh volunteer and au equal number of cartridge boxes
fljl'MliiK' they   were   reiull.eil.
The   troop*   .-Munuosi   were   the
I'lrst  htittii II,tu of full torn In  viilun-
teera,   the  Tenth   PeniiMytvfiiiiiis   the
hands of the government ill time for consideration   ai,   the  regular  cabinet  meet
ing tomorrow, when the sufficiency or In
sufficiency of the response will be determined.
Ilnlne*'    Hrl��nde    Capturei*
The   Llttl��   City.
artillery, ,
Our Iomm wiin nine killed und
tart y -f o u r   won n il ed.
The M|innInIi Iomm tvum upward of
two hundred killed nnd three hundred   wounded.
; is lvcuiuiiu'iiiletl.
(Iruieed hy a  Simnl.h   Shell
liefore   Sunt Iniro.
An  Safe From   Ills.-oh,-  hk  In   Untile,
Ponce, Aug. fi.���(ieneral Brookes advance guard entered Ouayamo yesterday
afternoon after a sharp skirmish in which
men on both  sides were  wounded.    The j,,,,,,,,,-, tlie wounded at Santiago, but ac
���eiiei.il    advance    was    delayed  by the j cording to the statement of a rough rider,
now one of the wounded on Governor'*
island, he was slightly hurt by a fragment of Spanish shell during thc attack
on San Juan hill.
"Teddy," said the rough rider, "was
with four or live other ollicers just below
the brow of a hill upon which one of
our batteries was plated. A Spanish
shell Mew over the crest and exploded
just above the bends of the group. Two
officers were pninfully wounded, but Teddy, with his usual good luck, escaped
with a graze of the back of his right
hand. Whipping out his handkerchief
he  bound it round  his hand.      A little
grounding    of    the   transport   Massachusetts, with Genera] Brooke's headquarters
a hoard.    The   Massachusetts  floated   last
The cavalry troops will go overland to
Anna if peace is declared, llic plan of
the army is to cross the island, and they
will probably be unmolested.
The Spanish force at (juayamo, numbering B00, were driven back toward Ca-
yey, with the loss of one killed and two
Mounded, of the Americans Privates
liordon, YValcott and Keffe of the Fourth
Ohio were Mounded, none fatally.
(ieneral Haines occupies the town. Major Flagler,  while    reconnoitering    near j |���ter, when he was near our line, he held
Ooamo last night, run inUithe enemy's |,,,,   i,js   |���m,laged   hand   and  exclaimed,
pickets and was find upon.   Thirty shots | .rayly: 'See here, boys;  I've got it, too.'
were llred, but no one was injured. "j   ,lcver saw  anybody so anxious  to
��en. Iteae'i Operation.. - | ue in ii)c thiok of trouble at Teddy. The
ponce, Aug. (1, via St. Thomas, Aug. 0. i tirst day the rough riders were held in
���General Hoy Mono is clearing the road I reserve Teddy chafed terribly. He kept
from ..juntas to rttiudo. He has a saying: 'I wish they would let us start.'
force of BOO natives ut work. A company '"We nil idolize Teddy. He wears a
of the Second Wisconsin aud a battalion flannel shirt most of the lime and refuses
of the Nineteenth regulars are moving to  to fare any better than his men.   Why,
he wouldn't, have a shelter tent when
they were distributing them. There is
not one i' our fellows who would nol
I'ill.iw Teddy to hades if he ordered us."
it is supposed that Colonel Roosevelt's
casualty wus regarded us too slight to
be reported or that it was suppressed at
his request, on account of his desire not
to alarm his family' and friends by an
appearance in  the list of  wounded.
Washington, Aug. 6.���The secretary of
the navy tonight made publio the following telegram from Admiral Sampson:
In Battle I    I'laya, Aug. (i, 181)8.���-The marine battalion is in  excellent health.    The sick
list numbers 'ii per cent.    The fleet sur-
New York, Aug. 0.���Colonel Theodore jgeon reports they are in better condition
Roosevelt has not hitherto been reported I for service in this climate than they were
when they first arrived south in June.
The health of thc squadron at Guantanamo is fairly good. The sick list numbers
about 3 per cent. The general tone of
health of the ship's company has fallen
considerably since the first of duly. This
however is not due to the prevalence of
any disease, but is probably due to tho
release from the strain ami constant effort under which they so long lived, and
to this probably more than to any other
cause is due their somewhat impaired
physique. 1 do not think it necessary to
send the marine battalion north. The
crews have borne their privations in a
manner beyond praTsc. The ships' crews
have not been ashore in six months and
three months have been in a debilitating
oHmate. SAMPSON.
.Secretary long staled tonight that it
was tiie purpose of the department to order north those ships not required for
thc blockade as goon as thc exigencies of
the war will permit.
The ('..mlnei of the German Admiral
litiiss-s     I lit-nsilis-ss
Chicago, Aug. 7.���Tlie special correspondent of the Inter-Ocean with Admiral
Dewey's fleet off Manila, writing under
date of iTuly 1, says:
There is some feeling of uneasiness
here as to the intentions of the powerful
German squadron that has been centered
here. It now contains practically the full
strength of the kaiser's fleet on the Asiatic station, but the assurances that its
size would be quickly reduced have not
been fulfilled, it now seems certain that
the Germans arc playing some deep game,
either aimed at the seizure of one of thc
group or au armed protest against bombardment.
Several incidents have tended to increase this feeling. Two nights ago Vice
Admiral von Diedrichs was indiscreet
enough to send a launch alongside of the
flagship Olympia. lt was very dark, and
her crew failed to observe thc sentry's
challenge, and several rifle balls were sent
whistling over her awning. She very
promptly hove to and showed a light.
The Germans wanted permission to send
the cruiser Irene down to Mariveles that,
night, and when their request was presented to Admiral DeWey he readily
granted it. The boarding party was reminded that it was a time of wur, and
that all craft that approached the fleet
at night and either failed to stop ami
show a light or give the countersign were
tired  upon.
The German officers accepted the explanation, but they were not pleased at
the recollection of the whistle of the bullets.
Again on Monday last the McCulloch,
with Flag Lieutenant Brumby aboard,
overhatiled the cruiser Irene outside. She
was very slow about slopping her engines and later in Mariveles bay her officers were displeased when the McCulloch ran across her bow.
Admiral vqn Diedrichs continues to decline he was ordered here merely to look
after (iermun interests. His officer, have
fraternized considerably with the Spanish
ollicers on shore and have made merry at
a dinner ami dance. One of Their functions is said, however, to have ended unpleasantly, lt was a banquet, and over
their cups all sorts of goodfellowship was
pledged, Finally one of the German officers intimated that the kaiser would
like a few of the Philippine islands. His
intimation was at once resented with
spirit by the partially intoxicated . bat
still proud Spaniards.
Tlie Irene picked up some Spanish ref.
ugees on the northwest coast of Luzon
and brought them into Manila and the
German fleet has been mnking free use
of .Muriveles bay, where most of tlie ships
took Supplies and exchanged for relief
crews from the big German transport
Senator Mnrunn Think* the Slciir-
iimiii taiuil will Be Unlit by
A in cil.n i. Money���The Next Se��-
Hlon of ConKrexN .Muy 1'iihh the
San Francisco, Aug. 8.���Tlie Hawaiian
commission made up of Senators Oullom
and Morgan and Representative Hitt, has-
arrived in this city and will take passage-
for Honolulu on the Mariposa sailing
There is one other great question which*
Senator Morgan hopes to see taken up.
and settled next winter When congress
meets. This is the Nionraguan canal, and"
iie believes that this congress should it
its next session pass the 'bill now before-
thc sennte providing for the construction
of the canal.   He says:
"The republican party is committed toil, and it is a thoroughly American policy. It enn be built for $60,000,000.
though 1 placed t'he estimates in my bill.
at 9118,000,000, so that no one could
riticise it as unilcrpstinurted. The Nicer*
igua canal would have been built long
ago but for the opposition of those who.
are more Knglish than American, and
who were ready to help England secure*
a partnership in the construction and the
control of the canal.
"There is a new bill before congress
now, and new light on the whole proposition is before the country. The Nicaragua canal commission will make a report
showing the practicability of the proposition nnd the commercial necessity for
the const ruction of the canal. The war
and the great voyage of the Oregon, with
the anxiety of the whole nation over the*
safety of the magniflicent battleship, have
already demonstrated the absolute need
of flu* canal in time of war, anil President
MeiKnley will recommend it in his next
message to congress.
"1 believe the Nicaragua canal will lie
huilt and built by American capital. It
is now necessary to bring together the
different parts of our possisaions and to-
connect the Atlantic seaboard with the
Pacific and with Hawaii. The coinmcn-e-
of the world demands the construction of
this great waterway. Holding Puerto*
Rico in the Caribbean sea and a protectorate over Cuba, this nauon would be-
craven to allow any other power to have-
any part or interest in tlie control of t'he-
It is believed that Senator Morgan's
bill making the canal a government project will be passed during the coming session. The navy department is intensely-
Interested In the canal.   Arguments are?
being prepared by the experts of the department, now for submission to congress.
It.-.Inill.,n     Thnt    Wlll     Affect
Uralrrn Itntea.
Siuiln   A<K>et>t*  Ihe  Term.���The  Move
of Peace Vtiea sio��i��-
his   support.     A   considerable    force    of
Spaniards is reported to the northwest
and frequent tilnrnis are given, but there
has been no fight as yet.   There has been
much activity among the troops here.
The   Ofllelal   Hvpurt.
Washington, Aug. 7.���Late today the
first news dispatch caine to the war de-
jiarfinent from (ieneral Miles, lt was as
Ponce, Aug. fi, 181)8.���General Brooke
reports Haines' brigade, Fourth Ohio nnd
Third Illinois, captured (lunynmo yesterday. Slight skirmish witli the enemy in
and about town. Enemy's strength estimated at about 500. it is not ascertained if any of them are regulars. The
resistance was not strong. Private John
O. Cordner was wounded in the knee;
C. W. Rifle, both legs below the .high;
Lew Wolcott, right foot. None serious;
all of the Fourth Ohio. One Spaniard
was killed and two wounded so far as
known. MILES.
Zola's Appeal Dismissed.
Paris, Aug. 8.���The court of cessation
has dismissed the appeal of M. Emile Zola, brought from the Versailles assizes
court on July 18, on the overruling of
several objections raised by M. Laborie,
counsel for M. Zola.
Relief Wanted In  Alaska.
San Francisco, Aug. 7.���Tne steamer
Lcelan, wliich arrived yesterday 12 days
from St. Michaels, brought seven passengers who returned without any gold. The
passengers report conditions at St. Michaels extremely precarious. Thousands
of people aro Stranded and relief must
be sent by the government. Commercial
companies control the only available landing place at St. Mk-haels and vessels are
unable to land passengers snd cargoes.
The Yukon is getting too low for navigation and distress will be very great
this winter unless the government takes
energetic relief action.
On the Amur river and its tributaries
the Ussuri and the Shilka, there are now
plying 04 private steamers, besides 18
belonging to the Russian government.
Rare  Di.lliiclloii. Caused  It.
Iloston, Aug. 8.���A Transcript special
from Puerto Kico says:
Of the Sixth .Massachusetts officers the
colonel, lieutenant colonel nud the majors
and three captains resigned. They were
charged with incompetency and luck of
discipline. The trouble in the Sixth Massachusetts is partly attributed to the fact
that white officers refuse to return the
salutations of the negro company. The
trouble no doubt will end in a separation,
which will he in fact a disbandment.
Maria  Teresa   Is   Floated.
Norfolk, ATa., Aug. 8. -��� The Merritt
Wrecking Company have received advices
that make it certain that the Infanta
.Mnriu Teresa is now floated and is in
fuirly good condition as to her bottom
and boilers. She will shortly start for
Norfolk under her' own steam.
Dnpal IlaiiK.ng at Little Hock.
Little Rock, Ark., Aug. 6. ��� Charles
Clyburne ahd C. Coleman were hanged
yesterday, the former for killing Deputy
Sheriff Rollins in 1807 and the latter for
criminally assaulting a negro woman.
Fire at Jaektennvllle.
Jacksonville, 111., Aug. 8. ��� Fire last
night destroyed $125,000 worth of property, including the Odd Fellows' temple
and several business houses.
Chicago, Aug. 0.���A passenger rate war
that will affect directly every fare in the
west has boen declared. Next Monday
the rale between Chicago aud St. Paul
and Minneapolis will be $8. The tariff
is now If 11.50. On the same day -and j
thereafter the rate between Chicago ami
Omaha will be $9.25. The normal rate I
is  *I2.75.
Tickets may now btrfurehnsed between
Chicago and Kansas City for .$10.50. Tlie
normal tariff is ��il2.50. The Chicago,
Milwaukee & St. Paul took the initiative
in the fight. Other lines have declared
their intention of following its lead.
Ultime for the necessity for these reductions is placed by the Chicago, .Milwaukee &, St. Paul on thc Canadian Pacific.
That line, the Milwaukee &. St. Paul de-
lares in its notice, brought about a war
of rates to Alaskan points. The application of these low rates���about (Kl per
cent below1 authorized tariffs���affected
the Chicago-Si Pnul situation to such
an extent that brokers have had no difficulty in selling tickets for either St.
IVul or Minneapolis for $8 und $8..*.().
The snine rates havo been made by thc
brokers for weeks from St. Paul to Chicago. The reductions made \\*.l affect
not only St. Paul, Omaha and Kansas
City traffic, but all that beyond these
points, the new fares being tendered as
basing rales to connecting lines.
California I'rnli Condemned.
Vancouver, 11. C, Aug. fl.���The fruit
inspector made a seizure of California
fruit. A consignment of 40 boxes of
pears and several boxes of apples from
Sacramento was condemned ami ordered
destroyed on thc ground that they were
affected with codlin moth.   ��
liullnn  Teachers  Adjourn.
Colorado Springs, Col., Aug. 0.���The
Indian Teachers' Institute of the United
States was brought to a close after three
weeks of most successful meetings. Colorado Springs will probably be chosen as
the plSce of establishing a permanent Indian institute.
Hottest Dar on Record.
Spokane, Aug. 8.���This is the hottest
day ever known in Spokane. At 3 p. m.
today Government Observer Wilkinson's
thermometer registered 104 degrees. This
is two degrees hotter than the record
made here 18 yeara ago, which has never
been touched since.
lite population of Mexico is 12,019,049,
Madrid) Aug. 6.*--Evening.���The cabinet today approved the basis of t'he-
peace conditions proposed by the United
.States. Duke Almodovur del Rio, the-
minister of foreign affairs, is charged with
revising thc reply, which will be read and
approved at the cabinet council tomorrow
morning. It is stated on good authority
that the Spanish reply will give no occasion for a further response from the
United States.
Washington, Aug. (t.���Spain's answer to*
the American demands was not received
by the French ambassador up to midnight tonight. M. Cumbon and his stuff,
who had been awaiting it through th�� '
evening, at that hour were convinced litiat
it would not arrive before tomorrow ami
ihe ambassador retired and his staff went,
to their homes.
The i:iiuli��li Version.
London, Aug. 8.���Th* Madrid correspondent of the Sunday Times says;
Spain's answer will accept nil the-
American terms except that, regarding the
Cuban debt. The government will fight
this point on the ground tlmt in all other cessions of territory by one mil inn to
another the coded territory has curried
with it its own debt or the pro|K>iv.on belonging to the notion Oy wmen it is-
President sMi-Kinley will receive the answer on Monday or Tuesday. Senor Sa-
gnstn, in conference with politicians and
generals, follows the example of Senor
Costelar iu 1873. His objects ore twofold���to provide thc responsibility for the
decision and to avoid the convocation of
the coites.
IIInkiisIi'iI With   Puerto  HI. nils.
The news from Puerto ltico is received
with great disappointment. The Spaniards arc disgusted with the welcome the
natives have given the Americans an.il
th * news" that the volunteers have thrown,
their arms down.
The general opinion is that it is not
worth while to risk lives and spend millions for the sake of territories which are
worse than disloyal to the mother country. It is assumed that tliere will 'be no
international trouble over the evacuation
of the West Indies. The war has cost
Wales Mar Come.
London, Aug. 8.���It is reported in con.
nection with the Anglo-American movement that strong endeavors are being
made to get the Prince of Wales to visit
the United States and Canada next summer. TOLD BY ONE WHO  TEIED IT.
Flrat a Golden Miat Before the
Eye*, Then the Dealre to M.-.-ii,
nnd Finally "L'n In the Wood*."
The man on the next cot boosted himself into a halft-sitting position with one
arm and made swift dabs at the small
of his back with the other.
"As between yellow fever" and fleas,"
eaid he, "I choose yellow fever."
His was a more than usually mild case,
or he might have chosen otherwise.-
At Siboney doctors and nurses try to
���comfort the patient with that thought
because they know if a man with yellow
fever gets scared the is as bad as lost.
The odd part of it is that one doesn't
get scared easily. Perhaps it is because
the senses arc blunted and the mind
-clouded  by the disease.
One ceases to care about things and
rthe only desire in life is to sleep.
Several physicians in Chicago, notably
Dr. Reilly of the health department, say
that what wc had down there wasn't
yellow fever at all, but only an accentuated form of malaria. As the doctor
has had the fever his opinion is to be considered. He says tlie putlents recover too
���quickly for one thing, and that the death
late is not so high as it would be if the
���disease  were  genuine  yellow  fever.
Doctors in Cuba were unanimous, I
think I may safely say, in the opinion
that the scourge of Siboney was the real
article, though a mild type. When I
left Cuba July 14 there were botween two
and three hundred eases, and the number
.was growing hourly.
Mild typo or not, what we had was
���enough and to spare, and every man who
got it will assure you that a little yellow-
fever goes a  long ways.
The late .pring and early summer days
at Tampa were the best kind of preparation for catching any malarial disease
that may he lurking about. Those two
months debilitated everybody, and the
forces mobilized there went to Cuba full
of ague and biliousness.
As 1 recall it now���though I didn't understand the significance of it at the time
���thc llrst hint of oncoming yellow fever
is to be found in a lovely gulden liin-.l
niii-t that hangs in front of your eyes
when you open them in the morning.
Lying in the tent, half awake and half
Asleep, you see it move lazily in front
���of you, and you lift your hand to brush
it away. It refuses to nvaunt, and incidentally you observe that the hand is a
bright yellow shade���about the color of
a mulatto.
You say, "That's funny," and tlien get
up. A vigorous blinking of the eyes and
a dash of cold water on the head drives
.away the pretty yellow cloud, and if you
think about it at all it is only to decide
that you are bilious and to take half a
���dozen grains of quinine..
In a few days, say a week, an immense desire to sleep and a calm indifference to food take possession of thc patient.   Up to this time it has been easy.
One goes about his usual affairs and there
is only a vague cons nousness of "not
feeling well." Then some tine morning
one wakes to the knowledge that every
bone in his body is being twisted, broken
and ground. More quinine is taken, and
for awhile it gives an unnatural feeling
of strength and lightness. That passes, j
and t'he sick man feels worse than ever.
Then a sense of worry is added to the j
physical agony, and an army surgeon is
wearily sought. He says it's biliousness
or a touch of malaria and gives the patient, who all this time is staring stupidly
at liim and letting out a frequent groan
by way of keeping up the conversation,
six quinine pills of two grains each, to
be taken two at a time between the hours
of 3 and 0 in the morning, "whenever
you happen to wake up!" The fact that
the doctor gives the quinine shows he
doesn't believe the trouble is yellow fever
for quinine is never given in that disease.
Next day thc visit to the physician is
repeated and the patient is stupider and
more listless than before. Hence, I can't
remember what the doctor said during
the second visit, but I huve a faint impression he was a very busy man, anil
I wondered where he got his clean clothes.
Also I said, "Doctor, if I could only
have a bath, I think that would do me
more good than anything else." I knew
there was a big stone basin in the hospital he presided over���which had been
the quarters of a Spanish officer iu thu
days before the occupation���and that it
had a shower spray over it.
"You don't need a bath," he answered.
Of course that was a matter of opinion,
but I thought at the time the refusal
wus brutal in the extreme. It seemed as
if a bath in clean, soft water, in a real
tub, with real soap and a real towel, was
a thing more to be desired than anything
else in the world.
The third day, somebody, or Bcveral
somebodies, would come around and say,
"How do you feel?" and a drowsy " 'Bout
same" would be the answer.
The somebodies evidently were worried
for along to vard night a couple of doctors would be brought in by your friends.
Usually one was a Cuban physisian who
had had yellow fever and knew all the
ins and outs of its progress, and the other
an American army surgeon, who seemed
rather awed in the presence of this new
form of "malaria" which quinine wouldn't cure. Together they would tap gently on the abdomen and ask if it hurt,
and take down the flaring candle and hold
it close to the eyeballs. They would
kindly leave you to your sleep then, but
if you didn't drop otf at once you could
sec them beckon one of your friends outside the door and you could hear them
whispering together.
This was annoying and made you feel
that a great deal of unnecessary fuss and
solemnity was being indulged in about
a plain ease of malaria or bilious fever.
Then you dropped otf to sleep and
dreamed* nervously of bathtubs and
cracked ice, only to mo awakened every
two liours by a friend who said: "Here's
your medicine, old man." He gave you a
pill or two pills and a drink of water,
took the candle and went scuffing away
in his bare feet to the next tent or to
the next compartment of the shanty, if
you happened to be living in a shanty,'
there to give medicine to somebody else, '
This .ondition lasted a day or two i
more, the pains in the bones grow less j
sharp, the loathing for food and the de- !
cline of strength increased.
Maybe the fifth day, to the patient's
great amazement, his clothes, or such of |
them' as lay handy, were gathered up
and wrapped in his blanket, und he was
told he would be taken "up in the woods,"
a vague wave of the hand toward the
south indicating where "up iu the woods"
Questions as to the reason of this were
not answered  with  the  completeness  to
be desired.   A newly established hospital
was  there,  it   was  clean  and  dry,   tlie
air was pure, you would get more Care
and be better off in every way. But you
didn't want care, nor did you yearn for
the pure air of "up in the woods." Y'ou
wanted only to  be  let strictly and  severely  alone.      The  prospect  took    on j
dreadful possibilities to a man's sick and !
fevered brain.   Y'ou  got quite dramatic i
and said, with a fine air: "If I'm going to ;
die, I want to die among my friends.   If
you try to pack me off up there I'll cut
and run."
Remembering how uncertain my legs
then were, 1 think as a runner I would
have been a picturesque failure. Oddly
enough, my friends didn't seem to relish
the proposition of having mc "die among
them," nor yet to tarry in their midst.
They kept steadfastly at work gathering
up my belongings, and in a way quite
regardless of mc���as if I had been a child
or an insane man���saying to one another:
"Think he'll need this?" or "Had I better
pack two suits of underwear or three!''
Protests were in vain. Flatly 1 said I
wouldn't go, and somebody said: "Don't
talk that way, because they'll take yov
by force if you don't go willingly."
With that a great hatred of mankind
and the realization that I was a martyr
overtook me and I Baid, "Very well."
The little engine that hauls the coal trains
of the Spanish-American Iron company
steamed up the line with a ramshackle
and very primitive open "summer" ear
and a llat car attached ta it. Cots,
blankets, clothes and men were bundled
into it, some of the men on stretchet*s,
All were angry���at least those who had
strength left for an emotion��� and all
were ignorant of the fact that the dreaded
scourge, of which we had deard so much
and which we feared so greatly was heavy
upon them.
The engine yelled twice, and slowly
moved toward "up in the woods" where
wc were to stay for days that seemed as
long as weeks, days in which nothing
seemed to happen, eo weary were they.
Yet so many things happened that I
can make another story about them.
The   I.��st    One   In   Katul    Haa    Been
The last hippopotaumus has been
slaughtered in Xatal. All the larger and
more curious creatures are disappearing
so fast that this will be a monotonous
world, at any rate for the naturalists, in
another century. Not so long ago the
hippopotamus haunted the rivers of Cane
Colony and Natal, and "lake cow bacon,''
as the salted layer of meat underlying the
hides is called, was a favorite dish, but
now this huge creature has disappeared
from both countries. The hunter has
been its enemy for many a century, but
the rifle is a far more deadly weapon than
the assegai.
The animal had an appetite proportional to its bulk, and can accommodate a
great deal of vegetable produce. Besides
this it is a wasteful feeder, tramping
down and tearing up much more than it
consumes, and it prefers cultivated plants
to wild vegetation. That has proved its
doom in Natal.
One herd was left at Seaeow lake, a
coast lagoon near Durban, and was protected by the government. It consisted
of parents and a family of five. Unfor
unatcly these, like young people all the
world over, loved "sweeties," and made
noctunal raids on the neighboring sugar
cane plantations. Tlie owners petitioned
the government, a warrant of execution
was granted, and the parental bull, who
must have been nearly 50 years old, was
the last to full, and will henceforth be
onlv an "exhibit" at the Durban muse-
Every soldier knows that a horse will
not step on him intentionally. It is a
standing order in the cavalry that if a
trooper becomes dismounted he must lie
still. If he does this, the whole squadron
will pass over him without doing him
In moving the battleship Timeraire in
the Dcvonport dockyard her bowsprit
knocked to pieces the big BO-ton shears
in the yard, which cost $25,000.
A powder to be shaken into the shoes.
At this season your feet feel swollen, nervous, and hot. and get tired easily. If you
have smarting feet or tight shoes, try
Allen's Foot-Base. It cools the feet and
makes walking easy. Cures swollen and
sweating feet, blisters and callous spots.
Relieves corns and bunions of all pain and
gives rest and comfort Ten thousand testimonials of cures. Try it today. Sold by
all driiKpists and shoe stores for 25c. Sent
bv mail for 25c in stamps. Trial package
FREE. Address Alien 8. Olmsted, Lt
Roy, New York.
A $4,000,000 bridge is to*be built by
the Danish government to connect Jutland witth the island of Funen.
Playing curds were first printed about
1350. It is estimated that the present annual output exceeds 7,000,000 pack3 a
Of 28 cities in the United States containing over 100J100 inhabitants the
death rate of Omaha is the lowest.
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Write today with enclosed stamp for full
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In Scotland at one time capital punishment was drownings
day school for girls. Primary, preparatory
and academic course. Music. German, French,
drawing, painting and elocution taught by
BpeclallstB. For Information address 2209 Pacific Ave..   Spokane.  Waah.
Almonte, Ontario, has a woolen factory
which uses compressed air as motive power.
I'm* Hig Al for unnatural
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K-'i't or poiitonons.
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by  cxpri-it*,   prepaid,  for
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of the chewing tobacco you are using-
tow P^
and you'll get your money's worth. The 10-cent piece of Battle Ax
is larger than the 10-cent piece of any other brand of the same high
quality, and is the largest piece of really good chewing tobacco that
is sold for 10 cents.
Remember the name
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Somo people   are   awakened
by a sudddn, loud noise,
St but    BOOIJ    toll   asleep
" slafe.    To si'Ch  tho ordinary
f l^Alaiin Clock is but a
> , V. murmur in the ear. For
> ��� these  is  designed the "Tat
too" whieh rings its alarm
intermittently through a period of a quarter of an hour.
We have this Useful clock
iu stock, and would liko you
.     to seo it.
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Mrs. A. 17 Stroess has left for Vancouver on a visit.
There will bo no service at St.Marie's
church to-morrow.
Miss Moore returned from a visit to
Victoria Saturday.
W.I'. Dixon, manager of the Electric
Light Co., is with us again.
C. W. EL Saunders has leased the
Geo. Kane house on thc hill.
G. E. Martin, barrister, went to Nelson on business last, Wednesday.
Mr. and Mrs. George Alexander returned from Victoria Wednesday.
Thc    International,  published    c
Wardner, B.C., has ceased publication.
Thc Nel i>n Economist and the Victoria Nation have beeen consolidated.
Wc notice a magnificent poster announcing tbe New Westminster annual
fair iu October.
G.F. Caldwell is busy getting the St.
Pancras hotel building in shape. Full
particulars later.
A. Carney returned from :t trip to
Whitewater Wednesday. He reports
great activity in that locality.
Thc Kaslo, Slocan -Development Co.
oontinne to   receive   encouraging   re-j
ports of their White Grouse   property.
Mr?. Waugh, mother of Mr. .lames
Waugh of the J. N. & T. Co., has arrived from Winnipeg-pn a visit toher
Mrs. Whea'.on and Mrs. White gave
a juvenile pictii." in the ivoods on the
hill on Friday last. AU enjoyed themselves.
Mrs.G.O.BobinBon leaves lor Whitewater Monday to join her husband who
has a position with the Whitewater
Mining Co., I.til.
.). H. Cosgrove,  of  tbe  Kootenaira
staff, was the happiest man In town
yesterday, ft was a bouncing bin-
weighing 1_ p.iunds..
Wo are in receipt of an InvHatiQii lo
attend the Spokane Press Club festiv-
ities at that city next week whloh we
regret being unable to accopt.
Win. .1 Mo Adams, tin. genial, editor
of the Paystreak, .Sandon, and Mr. Palmer of the Sllvertonian, Silverton, did
Kaslo tho honor of a visit Sunday.
l'ayment was made on the True Blue
bond Saturday. Development work is
still progressing, and the lower tnnuol
is now 75 feot in. Prospects are con-
.sidered above expectation.
Wm. Gardner, who has leased tin} I
Kayser ranch about throe miles down \
the lake, was in town yesterday and |
says that he Is going to ha v.: an excel- j
lent crop of potatoes and other veget- j
ables this year.
We have received a number of leaf* '
lets telling "What  Theosophy Is," by
Mrs. Annie   Besant,   for  distribution i
among those who take any   jutoiast in
the   higher   thought   movement   now
becoming prominent in the world.
If you are not ready to paper your ���
house now, take the dimensions of each
room and buy before ihe Kaslo Drug;
Co. have sold out all the choice de* j
Signs. They are going fast and you i
can buy now for half the money it will '
cosi. a, month later.
The News has changed Its day of
publication to Saturday.
The fifth aunual Fruit Fair will take
place at Spokane, Oct. 4 to Oct. 15.
The opening of tbe public school has
been deferred till September 1, much
to the joy of the small boy.
The new billiard ball, at the  Kaslo
j seems to be catching the boys now, as
it has  beon well patronized since the
"Professor Lawrence entertained a
fair audience in the auditorium Monday and Tuesday evenings discoursing
phrenology and kindred subjects.
The Kaslo Transfer Co. were kept
busy Tuesday moving the Bank of
British Columbia's safes, etc., to the
wharf for shipment to other branches.
S. E. De Back-en left, on  Monday last
| for New York enroute to Puerto Rico,
where ho expects to engage in business.
Mrs. De Uacken wont also, as   far   as,
Northport, Wash., for the present.
There is considerable activity on
Washington street in connection with
the new water main recently put in
there. The old water foundation at G.
Kane's will be no more next week.
A very pleasant outing on the lake
was enjoyed by tho oflice staff of thc 1.
. N. &. T. Co, last Sunday, marred only
j by a regrettable accident to Mi .Bailey
j in tho shape of sprained wrist, which,
i we are pleased to say, is mending
Bey. David Richard, who for the
past six months has boon rector of St.
Marks Church here, leaves Monday
for ti recti wood City where he will have
charge of the new church to be erected
there. No successor has, so far, beon
John L.Retallack left Tuesday evening tor Spokane to bo absent a week.���
Kootenaian."   '
Wa understand tbat Mr. Retallaok's
absence is of a permanent nature as a
chastisement on our people In having
failed to return liim as their member.
Advertise in the News    It pays.
Of tlie foregoing1, tho fiillo'.ving hf.ve paid dlv-
Wen ils nn follows:
Slocan star.
11,800,000 \oblu Five.,,. 40,000
,    400,000 Ooodenou-,11... 82,500
Rnlli     300,000 Washington... 20,000
Reco     2S7,50u .lackson  20,000
Rainbler-(larl���     4n,00ii'SnrpriM;  20,000
Besides the foregoing, other mines, tinstock-
ed, have puid dividends as follows:
White ��ni
Slooan Bo
240,000 Last Chanoe..
iim.ooiii Antolne	
20,000' Monitor	
Following ls a comparative statement of ore
Bhipped from partsot tlio Slocnn and Ainsworth
mining districts, panting through the custom
house at Kaslo to foreign smelters for the five
recorded months of 1895, all of 1800 anill897:
1895 (.".months)..
1896 (12 months).
1897 (12 months).
Gross Weight Gross Vnlueof
of Ore in Lbs. Ore In Dollars
2,202,890 *   114,541
23,844,524 1.114,110
7:159.1,090 (1,099,836
Following Is a table of thc leading stocked
mining companies of the Slocan and Ainsworth
mining divisions:
Old Papers for Sale.
Several thousand old papers  for sale
at thia nlfico at 50c per hundred.
For good maple Byqip with your hot
cakes go the Queen.
Keeps a large stock of fino
Cigars and Liquors.
Lager Beer
Always   Cold    and   sold   Mf* the
Schooner or Quart.
Good rooms by the. Day or weok.
Opposite the *-!, M-.imiti Landing
rl:;. I.  Knight" uml "Hlm Is Hear."
.-i-imti- in the Ain.sivortli   Mining Til vision of
i. est Kootenay District,
Where located:���Near tlio head of the South
Fort of Kaslo cm k.
fake notice that we .Limes Molley, Free Miner's certificate No. 11,SUVA. William !'. Md'oril
Free .liner's certificate Nu.s,257A. and Pletehei
8. Andrews. Free Miner's Certificate No. 4,2il2A
Intend, sixiv flays from the dato hereof, to ap
ply to ihe Mining Recorder lor Certificates of
Improvements, lor tin- purpose of obtaining
i town limits ..I tbe above .-luiins.
Ind further take notice thai action, under
-���*ci ion 87, must be commenced before tho issu-
anoe ol auehCertificate of Improvement*.
Dated this i2ih day of August, latw,
Mew Vork, Augl.  Oliver, R)>fc,
head   Strong! '-*..,' ra' price, ?s.5u,exchange
From Jan, t. I8S81 to date tne leading mines
. the siucan region have snipped over the
Kaslo A Slooan Railway tot water transports
lion lioui Kaslo, as follow.:
JtTne!                  ftins. Mine. ~ Tons.
Pavne    STO Buroka  -12
Ruth  212'. Fidelity      . . l.i
Whitewater    1107'Soverei_n  29
Reco    (too Queen Sou  170
Slocnn Star*"     MSMackson  '4��
itamhlcr-i'arilioo     HHijillbson  16
I.ucky Jim       990|Montezuma*  578
Last Chance     SSO.Charleston  80
lioodenough      iOA.itoine  18,'i
Dardanelles      67 Ajax....  40
'diver Hell      62 Blsman:k  6:1
* Conceiitriit, i.
(ne following Is a partial statement of ore
shipments over Ihe (". l\ it. from Slooan cml
Lardeau points since January 1st, not Ini-I i led
in thc foregoing:
Mine. Tons. Mino. J .,ijs=.
Vancouier      40]Hllv*-rCop....     <W
tSIOcanStnr     .".iol.V.iverley..       60
Pavne   21(H) fiUho    1009
Fill.- prise III Oneeil   Bess f.10
i'' - ��� i *. -c-. urates.
Slocan Star	
Noble Five	
Oreat Western	
American Hoy	
Wonderful  ....
St. Keverne	
London Hill	
Hlack Diamond	
No. oi
Slid ITS
Par   i Market
Value ; Value
Kuskonook and Bonner's Ferry.
Trains Run on Pacific Standard Time.
Str. Ainsworth.
Going West.               Daily              Going East.
8.00 a. in. Lv Kaslo Ar 3.50 p. m.
8.36 a. m. Lv South Fork Ar 3.15 p. lit.
9.30 a. in. Lv Sproule's Ar2.15 p. m.
9.51 a. m. Lv Whitewater Ar2.00p. ni.
10.03 a.m. Lv Bear Lake Ar 1.48 p. m.
10.18 a. m. Lv McGulgan Ar 1.88 p. 111.
10.38 a. m. Lv Cody Junction Ar 1.12 p. m.
10.50 a. in. Ar Sandon Lv 1.00 p. m.
Leaves Kuskonook at 12 o'clock noon,Monday
Wednesday and Friday, upon arrival of Steamer Xilson with passengers from Kaslo, Ainsworth, Pilot Bay and Nelson. Arrives Bonner's
Ferry 11 p. m., Jlonday, Wednesday and Friday.
Leaves Bonner's Ferry 2 p.m.,Tuesday,Thnrs-
day and Saturday, upon arrival of G. N. trains
from east and wesl. Arrives Kuskonook 11 p.
m   Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
GEO. F. COf'ELAND, Supt.
E. J. MATHEWS, Manager.
ROBT. IRVING, G. F. it P. A.
S1N0 stoek on the market
mbit Fulls
For the
Nelson $ Fort Sheppard,
Red Mountain Railways.
Tho only all rail route without
change of oars between Nelson and
Rossland _'"J Bpokane and Rossland.
Leave 0.20 a.m.
"faiave 12.05 a. m
Leave 8.30 a. m.
...Nelson. ..Arrlv 5.35 p. m
.Rossland... .Arrive 11.20 p.m
..Spokane Arrive 8.10 p. m
The train thnt leaves Nelson at f>:20
a. m. makes close connections at Spokane with trains for nil . . .
Passengers fOr Kettle river St Botindnr.y
ck. connect at Marcus with stage daily.
The liveliest  and Newsiest paper
in the Slocan.
$2 Per Annum.
m For 6 Months.
Special trial offer for Cash.���
3 Months for 50 Cts.
Navigation ij: Trading Co., ^
Steamers International and Alherta on Koot
anay l.ake im id Kiver Bumrnar Tiiue I'urdin ef-
led 15th March, 189.   Butyl (I to change.
i,,r Nelson nnd way points.dally except Sunday,
(i.so a. m. Arrive Northport 5.46 a. m.i Rossland, U.aOa. in. and Bpokane, o.lop. m.
Leave Nelaka (or Kano and way points, daily
except s)iini!tiJj,,."'.iiop.]ji.I.c.M-,.-.si'iikaneS.:iOa.iii.;
Kossland,;s,'.> a. in,; Northport, 1.(16 o. in.
Five Mile Polnteonnection with nil passenger
trains i.f X. .1 !". s. Ky. to anil from Northport,
Kossland and Bpokane. Tickets sold and img-
gaL'e cheeked in nil Unitod States points.
RTKAMEB ALBERTA Leaves Kai lo fur Kuskonook and way pultun and Ilininei's Kerry,Ida.
Tuesdays and Saturdays at 5.00 p.m., srrivingat
Kuskonook at 10.30 p.m. and llonner's Ferry atS
a.m. next.lay. Returning lv* Bonner's ferry
Wed.. Fridays and mid Sundays at 2 p. in., arv.
Kuskonook S p. in.. Kaslo 1 a. m. following dav.
'.'. In. from May ITth Bteiimer will make same trip
leaving KastS every Thursday at IIo'clock a. m,
Bonner's Ferry connection with alt paasoug r
trains o( Q. IT, i,'\ , ,i,v. ,M.iivurd at Bpokauo
:1.10 p.m.. or lv. Hi,nii:-i's I .srrv fur Hi.- east nf
I.l.', p. in.    Meals nnd herilis not Included.
l'a.':i-ii;terr "ti 88. International from Nelson,
etc., for points oil lake south of I'ilot Bay, wlll
connect nt that point.wtlh tb��� SS. Alberta.
Sasn ��� ... is for Kelson via ss. Alberta, from
points smith of Vilni Bay. can hy arrangement
with pnrser.tiavestop.ovor at Pilot Hay or Alns-
worlli.oi conneel with lulernatloual at Kaslo.
('omptuiy'l steHiners eoinect Kootonay Lake
aiidsinei-.il points wilh nli points in V. S. ntul
.'-iii..l>i I.-.- way of .-s;s.*',-fin.. .ind Kofit.'iinv i iver.
(I  \:, ���: s h'fii R ,,. ti-viil Manager.
Chil) Oifer.
We will send The  News and the Toronto Mail
and Empire to any subscriber not in
arrears for $2 in advance.
The reliable Insurance Companies are;
The Imperial  lire Insurance Co.
Limited, of London, Lng.
The Northern Life Assurance Co..
of London, Ont.
The Ontario Accident Insurance
Co., of Toronto.
liaies low.    Plans eguitable.


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