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The Grand Forks Miner Feb 27, 1897

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Stoel ranges, Stoves, Silverware, Gruniteware, Cruckeryware, Glassware,
Woodeuwai'o, Tinware, Toilet seta
< Of All Kinds, Cutlery, Churns, Sewing machines, Wringers, Washing machines, Window shades, Wagons and Trucks, Furnrce Work, Steam and Pipe
Fitting, Iron Pipe and Fittings, Etc., Etc.
First-class Job Shop in  Connection.
Wholesale aud Retail
lias Removed to tho Basement of Wright & Luther's Store Where
Will He Pound the
Bridge Street
d Forks, B. C,
Grand Fori
The Mammoth Hotel of the
MES. A. V. BAYll
River District,
50 AND $2,00   FEh DAY
Leaves Bossburg on the arrival of tho southbound train arriving at Grand Forks
nt 9 o'clock same evening. Leaves Grand .Porks at -1 o'eloea a.m., arriving al
Bossburg in time to connect with northbound train. Express and freight prompt
ly attended to and handled at reasonable rates.
We have now on sale the following good properties:—
The Above
One-half milo from Grand Forks and adjoining the celebrateci
BONETA mine.   Will be sold as a group or singly.
One mile and  a  half from Giand Porks, quartz ledge, good
Assays and an immense surface showing of oro.
For salt* cheap in  tho vicinity of the Great  Volcani
Mountain and Seuttlo mining proporties.
We can honestly reconiinond as good investments.     Wo can
you good claims in any particular section at bed-rock prices,
Correspondence Solicited.
-<iymfc. -"McCarter, Johnson & McCarter,
—       Grand Forks, B. (
Spokane, Washington
Go to Fisher's fci Mutton, Pork and
fresh flsh.
Steel Tray Whoel Barrows, at Manly's
Tho demand for tenement houses in
greater than the supply.
August Lingenfelder came in from
Pass croek last Saturday.
Jessop Drill Steel, Powder, Caps au d
Fuse, at Manly's Hardware,
W. W. Lamb a pilgrim from Vancouver, spent Sunday in the Forks,
W. R, Treenays of Fuirhuven, was
among the numerous arrivals this week.
Dennis Clark of Eureka camp, arrived
in town Sunday and remained a few
I. Welch, one of Greenwood's citizens,
was over tlio range this week sizing lip
the Porks,
Miss Lizzie Dulord who it is reported
was convalescing from an attack of typhoid has Buffered a relapse.
Dick Gibson and  Iub In-other, J.  E„
JYoin Logansport, Indiana,arrived Mon
day evening from Spokane,
M. Mclnnis of Calgary, was a  visitor
during the week, and expressed himsilf
,HSbeing well pleased with the outlook of
our town.
0. E. Murray of Rossland, is sojourning in town for a fow days with a view
of visiting tho different mining camps
in this vicicity.
: Mrs. Koyes sister of Mrs. II. A.
Sheads, left Sunday morning, in company with Mr. and Mrs. John A. Manly,
for a short visit to Rossland.
C. B. Comstock and wife of Greenwood, wero visitors at the Forks this
week and attended the daneo Monday
evening at the Victoria hotel.
Among tho Spokinitos in the Forks
this weok wo noticed Mr. C, E. Mull,
who has extensive mining intorests iu
this vicinity and around Green .voud.
Noil Larsons left on this morning's
Btage for Spokane whore ho goes to attend a meeting of tho directors of the
Oliver Gold Mining company next Monday.
i F. Fisher,, tho ontorprisiug druggist
from our thriving neighbor, Greenwood,
camo over Monday evening to attend
tho dance given by the Grand Forks
Social club.
John Killey an old miner from Colorado came in last Monday from Marcus.
Ho is making preparations to start on
an extended prospecting trip up th •
North Pork as soon as spring appears.
D. M. Snyder, a mining man froe.i
Olympia, arrived at the Forks last Sat
urday, and will locate. He is.interested
iu several properties in this vicir.ity on
which he expect to do considerable work
this summer.
Mr. A. K. Stuart, agent of the Mid
way townsite company, was an arrival
at the Forks on Wednesday last, having
come over on business in connection
with his duties as deputy collector of
inland revenue for this section.
Al present lumber is lumber in Grand
Forks, thero being no less than soven
different partial waiting for material
wilh which to build, it is expected
however that tho sawmills will start up
us soon as the cold snap is over aud then
building will be commenced in earnest.
11. S. Cayley, who for the past..eighteen months has been in charge of W.
M. Oochrane's law office-left on Monday
for Grand Porks, where he will hang out
his Bhnglo as barrister, etc. Mr. Cayley
has many friends hero who will bo glad
to hear of his success iu that nourishing young town.—Vernon News.
Geo. E. Filley, of Olympia, Washington, accompanied by his wife arrived at
tho Porks last Saturday. Mr. Filley ami
associates aro largely interested in mining property in the vicinity of tho Forks
un which he oxpeets to commence to do
assessment work at once, in connection
with Mr. John II. Ogden he will open
a mining brokers, real estate and investment agency at the Porks.
A. Preslar, of the firm of Smith &
Preslar proprietors of the Cosmos hotel, returned Monday evening from a
business trip to Rossland. Mr. P. re
ports Rossland crowded with people, but
that money was not as plentiful as he
had expected to lind it. The people over
-there, he Bays, are much interested iu
the future outlook of Grand ForkB and
information concerning tho future pros-
poets of this district was engerly sought
after. He gives it as his opinion that
there will be a big ruBh into this section from that point with the opening
of spring.
The   Round    Butte   and    Iron   I hi i
Bonded.   Other Mining Notes
of interest.
A report reached lioro l&itovetitug timm man
by the name of Jim Hood had been shot by
w.ii. MeMynn, ut Midway, early yesterday
iiiorniiin. The elreumstauees <*f thu Bhootiug
uro very meagre ami confllotlnjf- It nueinn Unit
tho diMoulty lead tug up to tlie Bhootiug woa
the refusal nf Mr. Mo My ni) in record the location of a olalm al:. o'clock in U.e morniug, It
appears Unit a fraction in Deadwood camp ran
out at 12 o'clock Inst 'i hu/sday night, ami thero
were a number of different parties on hand
lo relocate it. A ruah was then made for Midway to have it recorded. Hood and a companion arrived first and going to Mr. Mynu's place
of residence, demanded that he place their location on record which   he  refused to do.
What transpired between that time anil the
shooting there seems tn be no authentic information, beyond that, iii the altercation Hood
was shot in tlie fleshy partof tho arm.
Another Property  Bonded.
Messrs, Hargrave and Ii. A. Manly, last Wednesday afternoon, bonded a two-thirds interest
in the Round Butte and Iron Cliff claims situated about eight miles Up the North Fork, to
John E Redmond and J. £, Gibson, of Logans-
port, Indiana, for $2,000, one-half of which was
paid In cosh and the balance is to bo paid in
00 days. Assays from u small ledge on those
properties ran as high asl8 ounces Silver, five
per cent copper and fl 00 in gold. There is also
a large showing of Iron-cap. The new owners
will at once place a force of men at work developing the property. .Messrs. Redmond and
Gibson left on Thursday morning's stage for
'polcaue, from which place they will go to
Olympia, where they expect to submit a bid for
the construction of Washington's new state
oapltol building. They will return to the Forks
about the middle of March, at which time they
contemplate making further investments in the
North Fork district.
Work on the R-Bell Stopped by Surface  Water.
Harry. Albert and William Keough came
down Monday evoningfrom the R-Bell mine, in
Summit camp, and left Tuesday morning for
Colville, where they will remain about a month,
or until the snow goes off so the property can
be more readily worked.
They say that tlie shaft is flooded by surface
water and work had to ho suspended until a
steam pump is put in.   This has been ordered
and will )>z liuic iii t.nio   &i»   Unit   woikciui   Ut
resumed with the opening of spring.
The R-Bell property is owned by the Keough
Gold and Copper Mining company and is one
Of the most promising in Summit camp. Considerable development work bus been done on
it. A fine showing was made on the claim by
John Keough, the original owner, who sunk Ii
shaft 50 feet and uncovered a fine ledge of sulphide ore. When the new owners took charge
thoy started another shaft to tap the vein on
the dip at a depth of lOOfeet. when the 80-foot
level was reached the last shots put in opened
up a body of tho finest ore yet taken from th.
shaft. But with the striking of the ledge wator
began to come In ami Boon flooded the shaft si-
the extent of tlie ore body opened up has not
as yet been determined.
iA full set of machinery has been ordered ana
the hoist has already arrived and been placed
in position. As fast as the other machinery
comes in it will be set in place,and with the
opening of Bpring active operations will be resumed and pushed until tlie property is fully
Prospectors Mining Association.
The prospectors who wintered at Trail this
winter, are taking the preliminary steps for the
establishment of a brokerage office of their own,
through which their claims can be handlea
when they are iu the hills next summer. The
name of the proposed organization is to be thu
"Prospectors Protective Association," and
only prospectors holding claims will bcentlll
ed to membership, The initial fee will be 11.00
or $ 1.50, merely sufficient to outfit the ollice,
provide stationery, etc, The secretary is to b<-
the only man on a salary, and lie will be required to give bonds. Forallsalcs made through
Lhe office a commission of iu per cent will bu
charged, and should any of its members be sue
cess in 1 iu eU'eetiug a sale of his own or another
members' claim he will be entitled to one-half
of the commission. Tlie two strong features of
lhe agency are: lu tlie first place that no op
Hon is required by the association when the
claim is listed, and in the second place, no claim
can be sot-d at a higher price thau asked by the
prospector. The promoters of the scheme think
this mutual agency will be a big help iu hastening  the  sale of claims at reasonable prices.
Fairview Camp.
The latest news from Fairview mining camp
Is Of the most encouraging nature. All indications point to a large and important mining
camp growing up at that point. In fact Fair-
view Is already booming. Fairview is situated
at the mouth nf a canyon on the west bank of
tho Okanogan river in Osoyoos division of the
Vale mining distrlot, The present winter boa
been a v-'iy open oue and many uitulngoxperls
have visit I'd ihe camp nnd a considerable number of proporlies have changed hands.
Osoyoos lake on I lie south side of tlio camp i-
clear of lee and at present there is no snow ou
the townsite although nil tbe hills round
ure covered from four lo ten feet deep. There
are three companies working nn prospects now,
employing about sixty men. They have uncovered several strong leads of rich fret milling ore
and there is no doubl any longer that the camp
will develop great richness.
On the Morning Rtar mine a very rich lead has
been struck, the ore yielding an average of over
$300 per ton.
A coal vein whs struck about eight miles
from camp last fall and as soon as the snow
permits the locators will commence developing it.—Spokane Chronicle.
Greenwood and Vicinity.
From the Boundary Croek Times.
Mr, C. Do Bi Green \i surveying the Jewel and
Dcnoro Grande claims in bung bake camp.
The ledge of flic Boundary Falls hasw idencd
to iU,,2 foot in the euaft at a depth of 16 feci.
There is a small showing of' copper pyrites and
Jim Cunningham lias run an open cut 85
feet long wi-h a 15 foot luce on the Columbia,
Bummltoamp, showing a fine body of quart/,
for the whole breadth and length of the cut.
The tunnel on the Clifton, in Copper camp, on
Sunday waB in Hftyfeet. Last week Mr; Brown.
the manager, received the returns from Mr.
Fnssett, of Spokane, to be assayed, which gave
$125 aud $200 in gold, 18*10 oz silver, but no trace
of copper.
Development work is being prosecuted on the
Summit claim, owned by W A. Corbeltnnd
Archie Connors in Summit camp. A shaft has
been sunk throuh well-mineralized rock for 20
feet, and a crosscut run acoss the vein for feet
80 feet—the whole distance in ore.
The Victoria, owned by the Rock Creek Mines
Co., Camp McKinney, under the supervision of
Mr. C. li. .Ibihb, has now 400 feet of tunnel, be-
sides surface cuts; preparations are going on
to upraise, to connect with the shaft which was
sunk some time ago. Tho showing is a strong
vein of high grade ore.
Around Carson.
C. K, Stuarh representative of the Carson
townsite, spent a few days in White's camp this
Tbe Irish (Jirl property, which is situated
near the Btar and crescent, 1b to be worked at
once, as well as the Lincoln and City of Ban's.
Abe Mali u ho own.'' the Madorn claim, situated about urn- mile and a half Uotheast of town,
is pushing work in the shaft he is sinking,
Which is uon down to a depth of 80 feet.
The No, 7. which Is owned by Col. Weir, Ifl
looking well; also, the Jack of Spades is giv
Ing satisfaction to its owners, rich copper being
found in the face of Die tunnel that is being,
run ou the property,
A Spokane < ipany has recently stocked the
Star and CrescOUt property on La Fleur mountain some two and alialf miles from Carson, on
the reservation, and intend to start development work Immediately on the propsrty.
Mines Over the Range*
T. A. Garland and others have bonded three
properties iu Wellington camp from Messrs.
ROW] SOU and Myers.
Over thirty different properties are being
worked more or less in the Immediate vicinity
of Greenwood and a very busy summer is
Leslie Hill, a well known capitalist, has sonic
fifteen interests from Thomas Waite, lute of
Skylark camp, and proposes Opening up some
of these properties at once.
Messrs. Crest and McArthur, who recently
bonded the Deilero Grand property in Long
Lake camp, arc pushing work ahead as fust as
possible, having three shifts working. The
shaft in now down 20 feet,
W. T. Thompson, of Midway, has Braided the
Now York ilium in Central c.uiip, owned by
Douglass -md Atwood.
Mr. lionize.* is credited with the statement that
there will be not tnexceed 12 shipping mines in
the Rossland district.
A $1-2 ffold assay was recently made from n
it sample Of ore taken from the 15-foot shaft
that iniH been sunk ou Our Minnie claim, fit the
head of Chiistina lake. It is owned by Peter
A. Z. Pare. -•
Jim Ons.-y and Frank Provo ieTL Wednesday
morning for the Curlew creek country where
they will resume work on the Phamrook claim
I'lio shaft 6n this property ih now down l<i feet
and a fine showing is being made.
A.Fortiiier lias made a new location some
three miles north of tlie town which lie calls
Sweet Sixteen. The croppings of this property
show Hie formation to boa white quartz carrying a good percentage of copper aud iron.
John Holmes and Hugh Modular, owners of
the American Eagle property on Hardy mountain, are making preparations to start work ori
this claim as .soon as the snow permits. The
ledge is alt-lady stripped fnr nvcr 50 feet, the
croppings of which are over ou feet wide.
We are in receipt of [he "Handbook of British
Columbia Mining. Laws for 1896-97" compile'!
by J. 11. Hrownlcc and James Brady.of Vancouver and Rossland, it. C. The book is a handy
little pumphl'-t containing in a concise form
the mineral acts of liritish Columbia both for
quartz and placer mines,
Owing to a laok of ammunition work lias been
toinpuiTarl-. suspeuoen on the big t-'OUT,lu Kim
beriy camp, Since last Novemher about ?5Q0
worth of work bus been done on this prospect.
and what is thought to he tho ledge proper,
was struck in n cross-cut at depth of l!0 feet in
shaft, the ore belngsolid copper pyrites.
A meeting of tlie directors of the Olive Gold
Mining Compauy bus been called to take place
at lhe company's office in Spokane next .Mon
day. Tlie object of the meeting is totakc steps
toward straightening out tin- atfairs of that
organization which seem to have gotten intoa
somewhat tangled state for some reason or
We are indebted to tbe publishers, Messrs.
Killey ,t Ogden. for . copy of their handbook,
■'Latest Mining Laws of liritish Oolumbia, I'ni-
ted States and State of Washington.". The book
Is a neat and well compiled publication with
complete legal forms, definitions of mining
terms, etc., anil will be found extremely useful
for either the Investor, miner, claim owner or
A clean up at the Keystone mine on the Yahk,
on the 15th of the month, resulted in the production of a gold brick valued at about $1,800,
the result of a 80S ton run through their 10*
stamp mill. Tbe fact that they hare at pre-cm
enough ore blocked out to keen a 20-stamp mill
running for two years, will probably be the
means of 'he oompany increasing the capacity
ot their milt to a 20-stamp one.
Messrs. Cook and MeMynn, owners of the
Ruby situated near Boundary Pails, have bonded it to a syndicate of mining men of Ellens-
burg, Wash., for $ 12,000. Besides the payment
Of $1,000 one-,bird of Ihe bonded price. .Mr. Elliott, the manager of the new company, will
put four men to work about the 1st of May. A
tine surface showing of chalcopyrlte in a quarts
gangue iH to he found on the Kuhy.
tiall'ert and Anderson have made the richest
strike yet reported on the Gold Drop claim, li
appears that last Saturday evening as they wore
prosecuting the work tltev came in contact with
what is thought to lie the foot wall of the rich
tedge that crosses this clal md judging (rote
the samples of ore that they brought to town
for treatment there is every reason to believi
that they have Hirnck something good on the
(odd Drop-
Messrs McKarland and Roberts, mining bro
iters of Rossland, Who have been spending ten
-lays at tbe Forks, left for home Thursday mom
ing. During their slay they visited several
properties, among which weiv the Seattle, Val-
conie, Pathfinder, Riverview and Hardy mountain camp. They expressed themseive much
surprised at the minora] wealth of the (irand
forks district and look samples of ore with
ihem from the diQ'eronl properties thoy visited.
I hey expect to return lo the Forks in aboutsi-.
weeks, and as they represent a bug'' amount oi
English capital will uudoubtod make some investments,
Records of Mineral Locations for the
Week Ending Feb. 18.
February 0—Hamilton, Hardy Mountain, J. n.
Titllnmeeu, Brown's camp, F. A. Averill.
February   11—Bank   of   Kuglahd,   Observation
Mountain, (i. K    McCarter, J. K, Johnson
nnd I-'. II. McCart.-r, Jr.
Low Land. Wellington camp, A. F.Sanderson,
J. M, Taylor anil M. Oppcnheimer,
February 18—Myrtle, fracr,, Greenwood camp,
Ceo. Rankin.
Golden Shield. Skylark camp, J. 0. Gonpil
and J. R   HendrickHon.
lUt-helieu, fracl., skylark camp. Chits. Havring
Loretto,  Hardy  Mountain,  Louis Genthorn
and A. C. Lund.
February l.i—i.iit'e ciant. Deadwood camp, M.
II. Kane and A. (i. Edwards,
February  hi—True  Blue,    Greenwood    camp,
David Smith.
Willnmena, tract., Greenwood camp, David
E. 'H., fractti Providence enmj), Jas. Grant.
Delaware, Wellington camp. .1. A. Frank.
Lonhert. Grand Forks, Chas. Cussous.
FUnore, Prior creek, Geo. A, MeKague.
Silent Friend, skylark (-amp, Otto lliller.
February    17—Wellington    Star,   Wellington
crtmp, F. K. McMann.
Snow King, Wellington camp, G, F. Kawlston.
February is—King Fisher, Wellington  eamp,
Jno Meyer.
February 9—Wonderful, A. B Williams.
February 11—Anaconda, E. A. Bielenberg.
Boundary Falls No. 'J, K. O. Brown.
Short Horn, Ilavid Woodhrad, Win. Dirckson.
February Hi—Silent Friend, S. ilcneriuau, J. A.
Frank, TIiob. McDonnell.
February 16—Cimnieron, Geo. W. Rnmberger.
King, J. Pclletier add 0. Dubl.
Queen of the Lake, Owen Boycrs,}. Billaw.
Still a Few are Trying to Defeat Incorporation. -Text of tlie Bill
Now Pending.
Tho supposition bi*iuy that thero wero
a number of our citizens strenously opposed to tliu incorporation of Grand
Porks, a masB meeting was called list
evening, ut the schemi house, for tho
purpoBe of giving everybody an up por-
tunity to express their views on the
question at isaue, with a view ot learning the sentiments ot the property own
era regarding the advisability ot incorporating.
The meeting was oal'ed to order by (J.
R. Propper, who stated the object in a
few well chosen roiuarks. His Worship,
P. T. McCallum was called to the chair,
and G. B, Propper was elected secretary.
After a tew preliminary remarks by
those present, John A. Manly, the father of the town aud who is without doubt
the heaviest individual taxpayer, owning
.ibout 000 acres within the proposed
limits of incorporation, was called upon
for an expression as tn his views of the
question. He stated that ho was strongly in favor of incorporation for more
reasons than one. In the first place wo
would have central over our local ulfairs.
thereby avoiding the necessity ot applying to the government every time we
need anything in the way of improvements, Towns were now springing upin a
very short time, much faster than the
government realized, to which may be attributed the fact that it was almost impossible lo procure assistance for their
sanitary arrangements, lire brigade, etc,
As an illustration of this fact, lie pointed out the difficulty the people of Ross*
land were experiencing in this respect,
and clearly showed how the growth of
that town had been retarded on that account. Regarding the matter of taxes,
it was one that rested with the officers
r.f tho municipalty. lie was of the opinion that sufficient funds would bo derived from lhe revenues of tho town to
pay all current expenses, and leave a
handsome balance for the establishment
of a sewer system, adequate lire protection and other needed improvements.
Individually he was opposed to bonding
mi- ruumeipulil-.' lor funds v.-Hi which
to make improvements, and being per-
personally acquainted with the 'members
of the new townsite company was satis-
Hed thoy wore in favor of a careful, economical government,
Short speeches were made by J, K.
Johnson, H. A. Sheads, Mr. Cooper, Dr.
Ilepworth, J. D. Sears, Colin Campbell,
G. B. Stocking^ J. G. Wright and others
,vho spoke strongly in favor of incorpa*
tion and heartily indorsed the sentiments set forth by Mr. Manly.
P. T. McCallum, tho chairman of tlie
meeting and who is considered to bo one
of tho leaders of the opposition to incor-
portion, was loudly called for. In response to the call lie, in substauco, said:
"As you all well known, I havo about 17
acres of laud adjoining tlio townsite on
tho southwest, which I understand will
be included within the proposed limits
of incorporation, for that reason I am
undecided, whether tho benefits to bo
realized will counter balance the increase in my taxes, which it is natural
to suppose would follow incorporation.
Gutside of this fact, 1 am satislied that
it would bo a good thing for Grand
Forks and am heartily in accord with
the movement. 1 don't think that we
can make a town without it. Our growth
tho past year has been marvelous and
tho prospects are that it will bo considerable greater. Already the need of a sewer system and proper protection against
lire are apparent. At present tho pro
vidicg of these devolves on the government, which diving to the red tapneces
sary, is slow to uct. With incorporation these needed reforms could bo made
at once. At present our rat." of insurance is very high, which with proper
lire protection would be greatly reduced.
A great many other reasons might bi-
set forth why incorporation would be a
benefit, and as I said before) tlie fact thai
1 own this property which would be
effected by incorporation by increased
taxation) is lhe only reason 1 can Be •
why it would not benefit mo."
John Manly asked if there was any
one present opposed lo incorporation,
and if there was those present would
like to hear from them. Out or the
160 present there was not one discenting
voice. A motion then prevailed Unit a
committee of live be appointed to draft
a set of resolutions to lie forwarded fo
Donald Graham, our representative at
Victoria, to use his Influence in support
of the act now pending before tho local
house, relating tu the incorporation of
tlie town of Grand Forks.
Tho chair appointed on that committee tho following name persons: Lloyd
A. Wanly, II. A. Sho:uls,tiid. R. Propper,
J. K. Johnson and P. II. McCarter,
By tho unanimous consent of tlio meet
ing tlie latter withdrew in favor of P,
T. McOallum. The following is a cop.,
of the resolution prepared by the committee and forward to His Honor. Don
aid Graham, together with u transciipl
of tho proceedings of tlio meeting
Resolved, That we ask our honorable
representative to use all tho means just
and honorable in our behalf for tho immediate passage of the bill for incorporation of lhe city ot Grand Forks, to the
honorable body of legislators, und that
all opposition now pending bo cancelled,
Just as everybody wero congratulating themselves that the entire town was
unanimously in favor of incorporating,
it leaked out that tlie opponents of the
measure were circulating a petition on
the Q T, praying that tho town be not
incorporated. On investigation it wai
learned that Mr. Neil McCallum on his
returned home Monday night, learning
of lhe result of the mass meeting held
Saturday evening, ut once drew up the
document in question, which was passed
around among the few, who were known
lu be avowed opponents to Ihe measure
for their signatures. This gentlemen on
being approached by a Minli* representative on lhe Bubject, stated that such a
petition had beet, circulated, and on being requested to be allowed to see the
petition, was informed that ho did not
know where it wus. It was learned afterwards from a reliable source, Hint it
had been forwarded to Victoria via
Thursday morning's mail, As near as
we were able to lind out the petition sets
forth: That it petition had been circulated) asking for the incorporation of thi
town of (irand Forks, without lirst calling a mass meeting of the citizens of
the said town of (irand Forks, to ascertain whether or not, they desired it, and
furthermore, that said petition hud been
prepared and circulated without the
tnoweldge and consent of the heaviest
property owners, an undue advantage
had been taken, otc. Also, that tho incorporation of the town at present was
premature, as tin- necessity of tho case
did not demand it. These, with a number of other whys and wherefores made
up the contents of the petition. Froni
a gentleman who hat an opportunity tn
see tbe petition the evening before it
was mailed, it was learned that there
were only about a dozen signatures attached to this lengthy document. The
fact that the whole transaction was done
on the "quiet," is enough tu condemn
the whole affair by any fair minded person.
At last some definite information re
garding the incorporation of Rossi ind.
Nelson and Grand Forks has been in-
ceived. The bill, which has been so
anxiously looked for, was introduced by
Attorney-GeiK-rid Eberts, it having been
made ti government measure, I he act
is entitled "An act io accelerate tho incorporation of towns or cities,''
It is intended by this act to do away
with the necessity of the towns named
having to wait for a year before they
can incorporate under the provisions of
the municipal act. After setting forth
that tlie exegenc es of the case are such
as to justify departure from the genera)
statutory conditions, tho act provides
that tlis fhree cilies may incorporate.
'The necessary qualifications of voters
and officials are set forth in the act an
follows: The mayor must be a male
Jirifisli subject, 21 years of age, three
months an owner of real estate in tho
city of the valuo of 81,000, above all in-
eumbraiices, or who has been for thrr>o
months tho hoIo tenant of property
worth fc-2,000, under leato for one year;
for alderman Hie same conditions except
the valuo of tho property qualification is
only half. The qualification forvotersis
that they must be British subjects, '21
years old, three months a resident, and
before the day of election to have
Special leave for 1807 is givon the
towns incorporated under this act to
borrow on land and improvements fnr
immediate necessity. Tne limit for
Rossland has been set at 850,000; that of
the others has not yet been decided on.
The ordinary powers of a municipality
are also given but provision is made
that no municipal taxes can bo placed
on minerals or mines, nor mine improvements used directly iu connection with
its workings.
Under other provisions ot tho act it
is mado lawful for the lieutenant-govor*
nor in council during this year to extend
equal facilities for incorporation to
other towns which may come into prom-
iuece during that time. Such towns
aro required tn send in a petition for
incorporation, signed by more than one-
lialf the owners of real estate, and the
the municipality must not exceed 2,000
Schedules to set out tho boundaries
for Nelson, Rossland and Grand Porks
are also comprised in the act. Under
these schedules Grand Porks is to contain 1017 acres.
Although there seems, according tn
reports from the coast, the bo considerable opposition to tlie incorporation of
the Forks, now that the bill has been
mado a government measure there is
almost no doubt of its being passed.
The Spokesman-Review of the 2Gth
inst.i contains the following concerning
the incorporation of (fraud Porks;
"Though the legislature is practically
unanimous In wishing to grant incorpor
ation to Rossland, Nelson and Grand
Forks, some difference of opinion on details wore shown in the committee of
the whole last Thursday on tho bill and
the want of some one to widch the bill
in Un- interest of Grand Forks. It was
touch and gn for a little time whethei
that town was knocked oul of Ibe bill
altogether, owing to lack of information
which tlie members wanted. * *
The atuounl Nelson and Rossland wore
authorized to borrow for necessary public works this year was placed at 850,i
000, and Grand Forks 820,000, Lot .'!S0
was struck of Grand Forks, leaving Hie
area 7117 instead of 1057 acres, Kitchen,
on the third leading of the bill attempt
to amend by striking out Grand Forks'
power to borrow.
Lot 3S0 referred tn is the McCallum
A- Hay tract south of town. The importance of having a champion of tho
bill at Victoria, and thosoonor somoono
is sent to look after the passago of tho
bill tho better.
Was 3 Big Success.
The Grand Forks Social Club's dance last
Monday evening was a great success both
financially and otherwise. As it was the last
dance of the season and the proceeds were to
go Into the school fund almost all of our local
terpsicliorian devotees, besides a number from
Carson and Greenwood, turned out and trip
ped the fight fantastic until a hue hour. The
music, by Messrs. Ilepworth and Sheads, wits
good, the floor waS in excellent condition and
everyone present had a thoroughly eujoyoble
Hint. Best of alt a sum of money, over and
above expenses, almost sullicient to pay olf
the last of tbe school's Indebtedness vr&i
(IF    rill-:    PROBABILITIES
••<:i;iini-.N<JV   REFORM."
the giant of prehistoric days to t ie specimen of the present. Unlike man. however, thu copper cent seems likely to be
t-voluied into infinity.
MONEY     WILL     NOT     BUY.
lit*   Social  Tra-ti-iiiK'N   Cor  Gold,
oul   in Hlncere Regard.
Rec nt
Hedloal   Men  Object   lo  tl»e  Prenent
IVniiy—■ l-l\|u*rini*'iilM  lo   l-'lnil »
Sufei'MMor lo BefflU  Soon.
It is among lhe possibilities of the future that tin- minor coins of the country
will be oasl in nickel and alloy,
experiments with aluminum and
alloys having proved unsuccessful, tlie attention of tlie house committee on coiling, has been turned toward finding some
substitute which would answer the purpose, as ii has been decided that it would
I... unwise lo continue the use of '"l'i' r
ns nt present.
Il is not ibe Intention lo use pure nick
el,  of course,  tor the coins.    Tin- United
Slates Ave cent piece of toaay really contains only 26 per cent of nickel, the balance being of '■' r.   This seems difficult
of belief on account of the liriglii appearance of lhe coin, but lhe fact i.s due lo
tli,. nickel giving more than any other
metal its own color to un alloy, only one
country in the world uses nickel for coinage without combining it with any other
metai—Switzerland. It is found In the
coining, of the metal there, that the operation is very slow and expensive. This,
therefore, puts an end, according to '.he
belief of thu coinage committee, to the
project of coining any United States
money out of the metal without alloy.
C. VV. Stone, chairman of lhe house
coinage committee, said when questioned
,-. ..,,■ l-.- - the subject, that lie had I'e-
rmatlon that lho experience of
rt.ui.u-. ingary and Switzerland, as far
is pure metal was concerned, was of
sueh a nature that the coinage without
alloy would only be carried on to a limited extent. That nickel, however, will
form a large component part of non-silver
United States coin of the future, seems
beyond question
\lii ml ii u in UnsiiUstoctory.
To be sure, tbe experiments with aluminum were not satisfactory, but it is not
altogether certain thai aluminum may
not yet bo found useful when combined
with nickel. The metal has never yet
found u place in the currency of any nation, although there has been any amount
of talk coneernlg It, and the experiments
in Ine Philadelphia mint were watched
with the keenest interest by the representatives of foreign nations in this country. It was held by those who caused thu
experiments to be made that the very
light weight of tbe metal would give vhe
cents made a decided advantage over the
coins constructed of copper.
Of all the alloys to be obtained from
copper, Un, nickel and aluminum In different combinations, not more than IB or
211 were found entirely satisfactory, it is
barely possible that one or two of these
alloys may lie advantageously utilized in
general coinage. With the aluminum,
however, great difficulty was found, during the experiments, because it was exceedingly hard to anneal. When heiuert.
it would suddenly run like butter, instead of becoming plastic. There was
trouble in rolling il into the long strips
from which the disks were cut out preparatory to stamping. 1-ike the nlckal.
it was found that tt could not be worked
with sufficient ease and rapidity to maite
It practicable for coining on a large scale.
Mint   l-:x|K*rlmeiitH.
The mint experiments include combinations of nickel, copper and zinc, forming
the alloys known under the head of German sliver, copper and tin, which produce bronze; aluminum and copper which
make aluminum bronze. German silver
has been used for coins by one of the
.small South American states and proved
fairly well adapted to the purpose. This
was what led our own government to experiment with German silver, it has
been for centuries the custom in various
countries of Europe to use bronze for
small coins. In the series of experiments
which has been carried out, bronze was
utilized, and It is possible that ln the experiments which are likely to bu tried before many weeks, it will be given another test. It is safe to say, however, judging from past experience, that nluminum
bronze, in any form will be found exceedingly difficult to work. Tlie complexion
of tho coin formed of such a combination
is not one which lends itself to the approval of tho ordinary coin expert, it
1ms a yellow brassy appearance which resembles gold, and this, of course, is hig'i-
ly objectionable and something to be
avoided in all coins of small denomination.
It is a fact not generally known that
for a long time past, careful study has
been made by government experts of ine
coins of various nations of Europe, to see
if in any way the small coins of the
United States government might bo Improved. No Utile carping criticism of
these coins has been heard. There are ail
sorts of charges made regarding them.
one  In  particular is In reference to  the
' per   cent,   Which   certain   medical   ex*
;m Is frequently the cause of
conlaglous diseases. Tho custom oi any persons of placing coins In
their mouths, is fnr more widespread
iban would at lirst bo believed. Invesii
gallon shows that at least 2a per cent-
thai Is the minimum—of the coins of the
lower grade In dally use, are frequently
held in the mouths of their owners. This
statement Is not conjecture, but the result of Investigation as careful and painstaking as it is poslble for such investigation to be.
Dangters In  Copper.
The medical experts hold that the coins
of copper offer an unexcelled avenue over
which the disease, whatever It may be,
of a contagious sort, may move from one
person to another. The bare contact of
coin of copper with the hand of a person
suffering from a contagious disease, In
the first stages thereof, would hardly be
sufficient to infect the coin. If that same
coin, however, was placed in the mouth
of one whom disease had stricken, then,
it Is held, the germs of contagion would
find lodgment and thus be carried to
fresh victims. This Is one of the. causes
if the quiet but determined effort to le#-
.slate the copper cent out of existence as
much as possible, and to substitute for It
a combination that will be germ proof.
Therefore it ia an absolute certainty
that within a comparatively short time,
the experiments will be continued, and it
is likely will not cease until something
is found that Uncle Sam can coin as
cheaply and which will last ns long as ine
copper cent. It Is somewhat curious to
trace the history of the copper cent, and
to note its decadence In point of size. Tt
is not unlike the evolution  of man from
The selfish indifference of tlie money-
getters of America, whose motto seems to
be "every man for himself alone," is
hi Id up as the final cause of the many
failures In the central west, by a writer
in the February Ev'ry Month. Those
failures are attributed to the feeling,
which tin- writer asserts animates all unscrupulous merchants, namely.that plenty
of money will purchase all friendships
and pleasures for one's old age, much
more surely I ban will long continued exercise of the general virtues. This feeling
seems to be growing, be asserts, and in
th.. course   >t ihe diatribe exclaims:
"Why, in New fork one creature sought
prosperity by burning out others—a vandal for gold. Tho example of his own
home, los wife and children, was not in
anything u lesson to him.   lb1 would nol
see    Unit    What    lie    dill    others    eollhl    'I  '.
nnd   Hint   his   own   might   be   burned   and
destroyed by just such as be.   No, m y
was wimt in* was after—a bright home, n
good name, a plenty of line clothes and
food; and these be gained by igniting the
homes of others so that some property of
bis might be destroyed and the damage
paid him in Insurance. That was a singular livelihood and a horrible one, iut*.
il was the money-desire, and he knew no
better way of satisfying it. That was
bis object, and bu expected money to
brine him friends, and comfort, anil
peace, ns so many others vainly expect
"11 never does, though, earnestly ns
some may believe it. It will bring associates, true enough, but only those who
must eome, or do come for a special object. Those others whom you desire to
have with you arc never drawn by money,
and the more you expect that affluence
will purchase them, thu more certain are
you to experience chagrin and defeat.
Never is it the purchasable that is the
most valuable. Amid all that money will
buy you can sit uulte alone. The smiles
of the seekers are icy, their laughs are
metallic aud dry. However much they
may affect to amuse you, you will ever
feci that you have commanded them, that
they arc yours—for a consideration.
"No, you cannot take your energies and
business skill and go out and buy the
pleasures of vanity. You can buy the
semblance of these with all kinds of actors, and all manner of settings, but actors and settings they are and will remain, dusire and cash to the contrary
notwithstanding. That is what the bankers purchased In Chicago (that an! ruin),
and that is what the vandals bought In
New York, others are striving to purchase the same actors and settings, self-
deceived as lo their true value, and the
gilded pictures will prove mere tinsel upon
close Inspection. The reality is tinpur-
cbasalile. anil the sole trouble in this
world is that mostly everybody sincerely
believes that it is purchasable."
Ibe   Sprinkle   Dollar   Ha,I   It   IIIkIiii
li-illloii  Value Thnn ihe Genuine   I l"t I--' I'   I (sell.
I'lii*. -,
nil   I mportu n I    I'lirl
l.ove    MVnirs.
Strncl iiri-s
in   India,    I
nnd   Peru.
On the continent lhe term dolmen Is almost
universally applied i" tlie whole construction,
Including the covering, mound or cairn, says
Hutchinson's Prehistoric Man and I least. Thus
French and other writers speak of a chambered
mound or tumulus as a dolmen. Out since
It Is probable that some never were covered up.
It seems better to make a distinction, ns we
do in this country, ln France there are said to
be about IIWO dolmens, many of which would
In England be culled chambered tumuli. The
Indian dolmens, which nl-e nut covered up,
resemble those of western Europe. Captain
Meadows Taylor examined a large number in
India and obtained particulars of no h-ss than
212!) In the Dekkan, About half of them had
an opening on one side, probably for the tree
entrance or exit of tlie soul las people thought
then), just as in eastern Europe beyond Saxony. They reappear in lhe Crimea and Clr-
cassla, whence they have boon traced through
central Asia to India. They have also been
noticed hy travelers in Palestine, Arabia,
Persia. Australia, the Penrhyn Islands, Madagascar and Peru.
Some    of
A re   n t
l.en.'.i    TWO
Tlie snowfall ot each year adds n new stratum to this ice cap, which is as distinguishable
to the eye ns Is tlie nnnunl accretion of a forest tree, says the Ladles' Home Journal. Thus
In centuries have accumulated on Antarctica
these snows, \*-"ileh, by the processes of pressure, thawing and relegation, have formed an
lee cap Hint in places exceeds 3000 feet in thickness. Through the action of various forces
—that of contraction nnd expansion by
changing temperature being. perhaps, the
most potent—this Ice cap creeps steadily seaward and projects into the ocean a perpendicular front from 1000 to 2ono feet In height. The
temperature of tbe sea water being about 2!i
degrees, the fresh water loe remains unwasted,
ami tie- ice barrier plows the ocean bed until
through dotation In deep water disruption occurs, nnd tlie tabular berg Is formed. These
bergs are of a size that long taxed the belief
of men. but it Is now well established that
bergs two miles square and H'00 feet in thickness are not rare; others nre as large as 30
miles in length and some nearly :'O0O feet In
thickness, their perpendicular, sun-wasted
sides rising from 200 to 400 feet above the sea.
A     FATAL    DUEL     OVER     A     GIRL.
Vomit* K-'iitiiekinnN  Kill  lb,el,  Oilier
While Their Ohnriner Im Present*
News has reached Cynthlana, Ky.. of a duel
fought In Ihe lower edge of tlilH county by two
rival lovers over Miss Jennie nuiery, n girl
In  her   teens.
John l'-aeey. aged 20, nn 1 Uenlaniln S. Dry-
man, aged 21. had been paying attention to
this girl tor the past "ear and a half nnd on
several ocoaslons had hot words over her,
but nothing of a serious nature ocourred, The
other night liiie.-y accompanied ihe girl to a
country church. Drym.in was on band ard
claimed Unit It wis his nigil rrr this pleasure. They agreed In settle lhe matter on
A day or two 'nter while I'jaeey was In a
buggy with Miss Cillery Dryman came along.
Both men drew their pistils, llaeey bred two
shots, both taking oftecl In layman's body,
near the heart, he -lying In n few minutes.
One stiot from Dryman's pistol pierced Daoey's
brain,   be  living  but  a   few  hours.
The girl is wild with grief over tbo matter
nnd It ia thought she may lose her mind. All
parties are of prominent  fnmllli':*.
The sending of Dan Wyatt lie-Lease to
tbe penitentiary by tliu United States district court ror counterfeiting has started
the tongue of reminiscence to relating
particulars of tlie most noted counterfi it
Ing case known tu Ibe penal annals of
northwestern Kentucky, namely, that of
Jacob and Nancy Sprinkle, who were Indicted jointly ai tin- October term of the
Lewis circuit conn In HMO. This case attracted sensational Interest ai ibe lime,
as there were thousands of the "Sprinkle
dollars" in circulation, which, though
known to be counterfeit, nevertheless
were received without question or protest
in facilitating exchanges throughout a
broad territory, says ihe Cincinnati Commercial-Tribune.
Tho "Sprinkle dollar" occupies a unique
position in the history of counterfeiting,
as it was, perhaps, the only illegal dollar
ever minted that was "too good." The
"Sprinkle dollar" bad a larger portion
of silver in it in relation to its alloy than
the dollar that came through Uncle Sam's
lingers. Tbe well known fact that
Ibe "Sprinkle dollar" bad a higher bullion value than the genuine ollar
possessed helped to retain it unquestioned
lu the circulation of this and adjoining
counties. This fact was also notunt in
screening Jacob Sprinkle from the legal
consequences of Ills acts. Hundreds openly sympathized with him, and the most
exacting for a long while winked at his
Many people believed that as long as the
Sprinkle dollar contained the samu or a
greater portion of silver than did the
coin from tbe government mint they were
doing no wrongful act, either in law or
morals. They believed that counterfeiting consists in deceiving and cheating
with a hase metal resembling silver.
Jacob Sprinkle believed this himself for
a long while, and was dillusioncd only
after a grand jury had indicted him. So
numerous did these dollars bueome finally
that a man, when receiving money from
another, would always examine it to see
how much of it consisted of Sprinkle dollars. If It should all consist of Sprinkle
money it would call forth only some jocular remark as the receiver pocketed the
jingling coin. To show how far the fame
of the Sprinkle dollars spread the following anecdote may suffice:
Major Henry McDowell ln 1840 took passage on a steamer at Cincinnati for St.
Louis. When purchasing his ticket he
pulled out the amout of tho faro and
handed it to the clerk. Tbe clerk examined the money a second, and then,
with a laugh, exclaimed:
"Sprinkle money!"
"It's all right, isn't it?" queried
"I  wish  I  had a million    dollars
On the day the grand jury returned Indictments against Sprinkle and bis wife,
Judge Walker Reed, who then presided
as judge, pulled a handful of the money
from his pocket and said:
"I defy the United States to produce
from their mints dollars as good as these
1 hold in my hand."
Sprinkle lived in a cabin on a small
tributary of the Kinniconlck, live miles
southeast of Vanceburg. There he worked, month in and month out, coining bis
money, which soon found its way into
local commerce.
Now, where did he get the bullion out
of which his coins were made? Could
the writer answer this question he would
reveal a secret that hundreds have tried
to fathom. Hundreds of picks have risen
and fallen among the hills of Kinniconlck
in a futilo endeavor to crack the hull of
this secret. That his ore came from someplace in the Lewis county bills Sprinkle
did not hesitate to confess, but the exact
location is a secret that died with him.
He frequently mnde the statement he
would at some time tell where his treasure was located, but after he was indicted
he got angry and vowed that an ungrateful public should never persecute him and
then enjoy the benefits of his discovery.
When tlie sheriff, Larkln Lyles, and a
party went out to arrest Snrlnkle, after
he was Indicted, they found that his home
consisted of two log cabins, situated a
few yards from each other. They searched diligently through each house to discover the dies and other instruments necessary In bis work, but found nothing.
Rambling about ln the open space between the two houses the ground suddenly gave way and the men dropped into
a subterranean chamber 10 feet below the
surface. There, after removing much
debris, the utensils used in the trade were
Sprinkle and his wife, Nancy, were taken to the county, seat, but at once wero
admitted to ball. They had the sympathy of the judge, and the popular sen-
Itment ln their favor was all but universal.
At the next term of court, whon the
ense was called, a death certificate from
a doctor was offered showing thai
Sprinkle bad gone to his long home. It
was untrue, of course. He died in California In 1800, and with him the secret
that so many have tolled to fathom.
There     has    been    an     extraordinary
number of romantic marriages
among      the   Hohenlohes. The      one
which caused the greatest sensation at
the moment was perhaps that of Prince
Karl, eldest brother of the present star-
thalter of Alsace-Lorraine. The young
prince's sinter—now duchess of Sehles-
Wig-Holstein and mother of the German
kalserln—was in her girlhood very fond
of cooking and she and a number of other young ladies formed a class for the
purpose of taking regular instructions
from the palace chef. One day Princess
Adelheid coaxed her brother, who had
been in the habit of scoffing at her efforts, to join them in the kitchen and
watch ihe manufacture of waffeln. Prince
Karl came with reluctance, asserting that
iu* would escape again at once, bin stayed
on and on. and, what is more, attended
every future lesson from commencement
to close. The attraction was sunn discovered ■ ■> be the presence of a very pretty
and lively young lady, Frauleln Marie
Grathwohl, and. as was somewhat natural, their mutual affection encountered
sin-UK opposition from the prlnoe's parents, who deemed it out of the Question
Ui.i! their eldest son and heir should marry a simple burgher's daughter. This
tact, however, only rendered Prince Karl
more determined than ever, and when, ny
the death of his father, in I860, lie became
head of the family of Hohenlohe-Lan-
genburg, he immediately renounced his
rights 1o the succession, and tin,' following year was married to Frauleln Grathwohl in Paris, whither the young couple
and the bride's relatives had gone to
avoid certain legal difficulties which
would have occurred had tin- wedding
taken place In Germany.
The marriage turned out an exceptionally happy one and for a long time Prince
Karl and his wife lived in Prankfort-on-
Main. Three children were born to then,
Queen Victoria standing sponsor to the
two elder ones, Karl and Victoria. Both
they and the younger girl, Beatrice, attended public schools in Frankfort, ami
their education was carefully watched
over by their father, who shunned
general society aud only lived
for for his family. His
son and daughters also learned to excel
in sport and were particularly devoted to
riding and driving. Some ten years ago
the prince removed to Salzburg and Jiis
son entered the Austrian army, the home
circle being further broken up by the
early marriage of his eldest daughter,
Victoria. Beatrice, the youngest, still
lives with her parents and i.s known as
the Baroness von Bronn, the name and
rank bestowed upon her mother and the
latter's children by the king of Wurtem-
berg in Jsno.
Ih Only  Tour   YenrM  of Aire—Will
Take Medicine Willingly nnd
Perform .Many FeatH.
TlioinaN   \V.
Raymond,  Weil   Known
In   Spokane.
SHOCKS       ST.       LOUIS       SOCIETY.
Young  AVldow   Out   for
Ih   Holloed   and   Ship-ncd.
Consternation reiprned in tho swell west nnd
set at St. LnuiH the other day when It was
lemnod that the handsomely dressed woman
who was sandhnjrged and robbed Thiirsiiay
night ami taken to the city hospital was Mrs.
Katharine Neaty, a flashing and wealthy young
The question was. how rnmo Mrs. Bealy
down town alone at that hmir? She was revived
with difficulty at the hospital, the trouble being not 80 much from the robber's blow as
from the amount of liquor her system was saturated with. The fact comes out that she had
visited a popular downtown cafe and if she
started out with an escort he deserted her.
The arrest of William McCornlsh and recovery of some nf Mrs. Beaty's jewels developed this ugly state of affairs. She refuses to
prosecute him.
MlllloiiH to Thoir Credit.
The 8B0 saving Institutions In Massachusetts
had 1,810.fills depositors at the close of last
year,  with ?4ftf,220,2f>7 to their credit.
Thomas W. Raymond, one of the best
known race horse men in America, and
the owner of Klamath, died of heart disease Thursday in Los Angeles, Cal. The
sudden demise of Mr. Raymond, while
not wholly unexpected, was a great surprise to his many friends in Spokane,
among whom there is universal regret
for the loss of so true a friend.
Mr.   Kaymoiia  Was   well   Known   all   ovor
thu United States, and there was not a
circuit on which he has not at some time
had a racing string. The most noted of
his racers was Klamath, who made a
record of 2:07'/a last spring at Columbus,
P. Keenan, a well known Spokane racing man, was a staunch friend of Mr.
Raymond, and had on several occasions
been directly associated with him In racing events.
"Thomas Raymond was one of the best
men I ever knew," said Mr. Keenan last
evening, "and the news of his death will
be received with much regret by tbe host
of friends in Spokane. I have known Mr.
Raymond for a number of years.
"Since the death of his wife, Mr. Raymond has never been the same, and it
was that more than anything else that
served to hurry him to his grave. Mrs.
Raymond died in Cincinnati several
months ago. At the time of her death
Klamath was just gaining his prominence
as a racer, and it was during the race at
Columbus In which Klamath made bis
great record that the news was received.
Tlie first beat had just been finished, and
Klamath had won, making the mile in
2:07M;- when Mr. Raymond received a telegram from Cincinnati announcing the
death of bis wife, whom he had left in
that city to have an operation performed,
though no serious results were feared.
"The news of her death had no more
than been received that he gave orders
to have his string sent to Santa Ana.
Cal., his home. Thus it was that Klamath lost the race that would have made
him and his owner doubly famous."
Mr. Raymond was a native of Canada.
Eight years ago he first came to Spokane, where ho engaged In racing. He
was well and favorably known In racing
Some time since there arrived at a California port an orang-outang that will
doubtless prove to be the most distinguished animal wonder in the world.
Somehow or other Joe comes as near
being that missing link for which Darwin sighed in vain as anything heretofore
discovered. A member of The Philadelphia Imjuirer staff had the extreme pleasure of making the acijuaintance of Joe
while the educated animal was preparing
to start for New Orleans with his master, Mr. Foster. Joe's wardrobe was
carefully packed away by himself Into a
new aud neat appearing yellow leather
dreas suit case. Joe shone resplendent
iu a new dark blue overcoat set off by
brass buttons, It is the intention to keep
Joe down south until the balmy springtime begins to put in an appearance and
then to bring him to Philadelphia.
There is not the slightest doubt that
Joe would prove a most valuable acquisition to any collection. He Is very docile,
quite affectionate and so imitative as to
establish beyond question the claim for
him that he is the most remarkable animal now In captivity. He Is only four
years of age, as large as the average
child of seven, and seems to so thoroughly understand the English language that
he will do almost anything which is told
him. While the Inquirer man was payin;
his respects to Joe Mr. Poster brought
him a new Waterbury watch. This was
handed to the animal without a word or
sign regarding its use. Joe eyed the article a moment and then started in to
bang it on the arm of his chair.
"Stop, Joe, that is not intended to be
used as a hammer," said Mr. Foster in
a rather stern manner. The animal paused, then laid the watch on the floor. In a
few moments he picked it up and put it
to his mouth.
"Hold on, old fellow, It was not made
to be eaten*."
Joe paused again and then passed the
watch over to the gentleman.
Mr. Foster turned the cap a few times
partially winding it, then put it In his
vest pocket. This action he repeated a
few times and then handed the time piece
to joe. The latter gravely twisted the
cap around and then dropped the watch
in the pocket of his blue sweater.
Learn* New TrlckH.
"I do not think there is anything reasonably simple that a human being does
that Joe cannot at once pick up," said
Mr. Foster, patting Joe on his bald pate.
"We are afraid to push his education
too fast, because he is so young. It's exactly   the   same   as   with   a   child.     He
learns new tricks every day. He holds a
violin as easily and as naturally as any
man, and draws the bow back and forth,
producing all manner and kinds of
sounds. I tell you in some respects nls
violin playing makes me think of Rem-
enyi, when he is rendering a Hungarian
"The animal was taken very 111 In Portland, Or., and it was only by employing
a regular physician who treated him precisely as you  would a numan sick with
incipient  pneumonia that  we saved Joe.
He  took  his medicine better than  most
children.    He has since gained 14 pounds,
but, oh, we have to be more than careful
as to his diet and the temperature ox his
quarters.      There    are    few    gorillas    or
orang-outangs that live In captivity. Tiis
one   eats   rice   and   milk,   bananas,   oat
meal   and  milk,  apples,  a few nuts and
raisins and once in a while some cooked
vegetables.      He    wears   a   sweater   and
pajamas and this is causing Joe  to  lose
all   his   hair.    He   has,   as  you  see,   only
patches  on   bis  sides,  and   his  head   and
back are hairless.    He also wears a knit
cap    and     Sometimes,     when     traveling,
gloves.   He Is very timid, being in deathly fear of the small monkeys, and a dog
is a source of great trouble to him.   He '
utters little cooing cries when ln fear and
when he has done wrong comes and purses out his lower lip,  whimpering like a
child.   When I say 'Joe. ki>- nnfl  I'll forgive you,' he puts up his face and looks
as pleased as a child.   You can form but
a faint Idea of how we become attached
to  such affectionate  and  clever animals
as Joe, after having them in charge for a
time.   I think Joe has tone greatest future
ahead of him  imaginable.    I should 'Ike
to see him taken In hand by one versed
in the art of steadily teaching animals,"
concluded   his  owner.
Getting Even.
Author (Invited to a poor dinner, to himself)—A miserable dinner! I'll have to take
care that I don't let anything witty slip out!—
Flieaende Blaetter.
Forcing a  Smile.
Mother—Tommy, what on earth Is baby cry-
ine for?
Tommy—lie's angry with me mamma, because I was trying to make him smite with
your glove stretcher.—Punch.
Spokane Falls & Northern
Nelson & Fort Sheppard,
Red Mountain Railways,
Leave. Arrive.
7:00 a., m Spokane 7:00 p. m.
10:30 a. m Rossland 8:25 p. m.
9:00 a. m Nelson 6:20 p. m.
Close connections at Nelson with steamers for Kaslo and all Kootenay Lake
Passeng-ors for Kettle River and Boundary Creek connect at Marcus with stage
Kettle River Stage Line.
G. W. WILLIAMS, Manager.
: : :FROM : : :
Marcus to Grand Forks, Greenwood, Anaconda,
Boundary Falls and Midway, B. C,
And all Points on the Reservation.
Stages Leave Marcus on the Arrival ot the Train.
Leave   Grand   Forks 4:00 a. m.
Arrive Grand Forks 9:00 p. m.
Leave  Marcus 12 m.
Arrive Marcus 11:00 a. m.
Connors of HrookJyn DroitN Into a
Fire While UeiinirliiK "  Ship.
John Connors, 50 years old, a boiler
maker employed at the Morse iron works,
South Brooklyn, N. Y., met a fearful
death on the Prince line steamship Eastern Prince, lying at the east central pier.
Atlantic dock, Brooklyn.
Connors was literally roasted on a charcoal nre, but whether he was conscious
or not when he fell on the lire will never
be known. Foreman King and three men,
of which Connors was one, were sent to
repair the crown sheets of one of the
main boilers of the steamer. It was necessary to heat the crown sheets nnd a charcoal fire was started upon them by Connors. He was warned not to remain too
long- below, because of the poisonous
gases generated by the burning charcoal.
Connors entered the boiler at 11 o'clock
but It was noon before Foreman King noticed the prolonged absence of the man.
A man was sent down through the manhole, and to his horror he found Connors
lying dead across the burning charcoal,
his body literally cooked.
A In rm I ii tt   Soil eme   I'ropoNi'il   Io   II Iii
\\ > urn iii tt  nt   IliivniouN  Hr-ftNfn.
Wyoming ranchmen Col a Ibng time
have been trying lo devise schemes for
exterminating tbe wolves which destroy
thousands of young cuttle yearly. Bounties on scalps wort- found to be too slow.
Km 11 StrttSS has finally arranged a plan
of inoculation that he says will soon destroy all tbe wolves ln the west, says
a dispatch from Casper, Wyo. He has a
poison which, when introduced into the
blood of a wolf, produces hydrophobia
within 10 days. He has captured a number ln traps and has experimented with
them, lie has released a number of them,
and wolves showitig signs of hydrophobia,
have been seen in various places. The
inventor is working to have the stockmen's association contract w'th him for
the extermination of all the wolves In the
state. The only obstacle lo the agreement Is the young man's inability to
give the stock men assurance that the
wolves will not in turn bite the stock
and "spread the disease all over the range,
with  the  most disastrous  results.
Martlnette, Wis., Feb. 14.—James Downey, located near Qulnnesec, reports three
packs of wolves to be ranging along tho
Pembine river, killing more deer than all
the hunters combined.
IIIn Word itiM DonA.
Mnu<l    ir'ffrptfully)—Yes,    he
night, but I had to reject him.
Clarice—Hut you  say you love htm.
Mnud—I do dearly, but pa had disposed of
me to a French count, and He was never
known to fa 11 in a hUHlness transact ion, so
what could I do? His commercial honor was
at  stnke.—New   York   Journal.
Boundary Hotel
First Class Accommodation. Good  Stabling,   Terminus  ot
Stage Line rr->m ULircui, Washington.
McAULEY & LUNDY,   -   -   -   -   Proorietors
Financial, : Mining : and : Real : Estate :
Investors Shown Claims hy
an experi-nced man.
A Large List of Good Claims for Sale on Our Hands
C. A. Jones,
House and Carriage Painting,
Plain and Decorative Paper
Hanging,   Kalsomining, Etc.
Grand Forks and Greenwood City, B. C.
Prospector's : Livery,
Feed : and : Sale : Stables
Livery Teams,
' Saddle and Pack Horses,
Ladies Saddle Horses.
Teaming of all Kinds a Specialty. MEETING AT PORTLAND
Work to He l ndertttken
Oregon Historical mitl I
oueer Association.
The details ot the Portland meeting
agitating the suoject ot erecting a monument over the grave of Dr. Marcus Whitman, are given ln the Oregonlan. It was
lield the other evening in tlie chapel of
the First Presbyterian church. A committee on permanent organization was appointed, and many short addresses delivered that brimmed over witli praise for
the person who, in the estimation uf
many, was a great factor in retaining to
tin- union what now constitutes the
northwest. Judge J. II. D. (Jray. president of the Oregon Historical and Pioneer
Society, was present, and gave ti brief
history of the work heretofore accomplished lo obtain for Dr. Whitman a memorial for his work.
The meeting was called lo order at 7:30,
nnd upon motion of Rev. W. C. Holt,
Judge Gray was invited to preside. Mr.
George Ii. Mimes was selected as secretary. Judge Gray then gave a cursory
statement of past efforts in this direction,
and stated the amount of funds now on
hand for the work of erecting a monument. His father, with the assistance of
Mr. T. B. Powers, entered into the work
of raising the money necessary about the
year 1874. These two gentlemen were the
pioneers in the work, and, although not
successful, much was done towards honoring their colleague. Judge Gray stated
that from discussions between his father
and mother while the history written by
them was in preparation, arose a correct
understanding of Dr. Whitman's famous
ride, or at least the true purposes and
conditions were brought to light for the
first time. These remarks occurred between them about 1869 or 1870, and from
them came a full disclosure of why It was
necessary for Dr. Whitman to keep secret
his visit to the east. The treachery of
certain Indians, and other designing persons, would have rendered it extremely
unsafe for him to have made known his
trip and purposes beforehand. In regard
to the lirst efforts to erect a monument,
Judge Gray said:
"At a meeting of the Oregon Historical
and Pioneer Society, held the 21st day of
February, 1874, Mr. Hare was invited to
speak. His eloquent remarks on Dr.
Whitman suggested to my father the idea
of erecting a monument to ills memory.
With Mr. Powers, father went around 3n-
deavoring to raise from $6000 to $10,000 for
the purpose. Their efforts were successful
in getting quite a number of subscriptions, aggregating $2000 or $11000, a few
hundred dollars of which were collected.
To carry into execution the work, an organization more in the nature of a committee of the historical and pioneer society Wits formed, under the name of the
Whitman Monument Association. By
reason of not procuring the required
amount, this association lapsed, and the
funds on hand were turned over to the
historical and pioneer association. They
were put ln the bank, and now have Increased, until the total sum is $714.52.
Tills amount would be turned over to any
association that could satisfy tile historical and pioneer society of its intention to
apply It to a monument."
Condition of the Grave.
Rev. W. C. Holt then explained the deplorable condition the grave was found to
be In on two different occasions when he
Visited it. Unkept, almost unmarked, left
to the ravages of tho elements and animals, the pathos of remembering that a
great man slept beneath Inspired him to
make a stern effort to repair what he
judged to be a wrong. The grave is situated on the lower reach of a hill, and unnoticed to the passer by. The tumulus
containing Dr. Whitman's remains and
others who lost their lives in the dreadful
massacre, had been Inclosed at one time
with a frail picket fence, through the
kindness of Walla Walla people. A short
time ago an attempt was made to grow
a sod over them, but from lack of care, it
was In a bad condition. Strewn over -.he
ground were pieces of decaying wood,
most melancholy sight to any one who
holds the memory of Dr. Whitman in es-
teeem. Dr. Penrose of Walla Walla, had
been interested, and, through the joint efforts of Mr. Holt and him, a tract of five
acres had been secured from Mr. Swegic
immediately surounding the tomb. The
location of the grave itself was such that
a monument erected there would be invisible from the country road near, and
It was deemed necessary to procure a little more land extending further around.
The option on two acres at $30 an acre
was obtained from Mr. Swegle, which
would afford facilities for work and for
a drive about the tomb.
The point was taken thut whatever was
to be done In the honor of Dr. Whitman
would   be   regarded   as   coming   from   no
denomination, district nor single people.
'I'll,-  ('llyoH..-   Wlir.
Mr. T. N. Strong reviewed briefly affairs
conected with the massacre, and laid importance on  the campaign of the volunteers,  who marched against  the  Indians
after its occurrence.    What Is called  the
Cayuee war, Mr. Strong thought one of
the most remarkable campaigns ever conducted in the west.   A body of men, numbering between 300 nnd 400 marched  into
a vast wilderness, over stretches of sand,
beyond all  bases of supplies,    into    the
midst of swarming numbers of hostile Indians.   An opportunity to light was never
missed, not a battle was lost, hardships
were  endured,  and losses  were Inflicted
upon the Indians far in excess of those
sustained by the invaders.   This was accomplished by men who were fired to the
depths of their souls by hearing the tales
of atrocity practiced upon Dr. Whitman
and his mission.   The few survivors who
reached   the   settlements   related   scenes
of   savage . brutality   rivaling    cannibals.
Mr. Strong was also solicitous that definite action should be mapped out before
any  money  was  raised.    His experience
with the battle-ship Oregon's silver service was an unpleasant remembrance, as
the solicitors deluded him Into the belief
that   the proposed  silver set  was partly
manufactured.   The final turn to a "grog"
set was decidedly repugnant.    As Judge
Gray   was a member  of   the  committee,
Mr. Strong was taken to task, considerable amusement resulting.
Mr. G. H. Hlmes spoke of the fact that
the services, whatever they were, that
Dr. Whitman rendered, were for Oregon,
as the territory was, and therefore, all
people of the northwest were equally Interested ln the work of raising a monument.   Also some persons ln the east haH
expressed a desire to aid when work was
taken up.
Mr. J. D. Ross and Rev. J. E. Walker
both dwelt upon the merits of Dr. Whitman and the fitness of erecting a monument at this period. Rev. Air. Walker is
the son of an associate of Dr. Whitman,
and is In possession of rare information
In the shape of letters and communications directly from Dr. Whitman to his
father, and letters of his father. Rev.
Mr. Walker recently held a conversation
with a survivor of the massacre, then a
young girl. Her vivid picture of the
scene was deeply touching. She saw
Dr. Whitman Immediately after he was
struck down by some instrument, tod
stood by Mrs. Whitman when she was repeatedly shot. An Indian then came up,
aud pushing tin- wounded woman to the
ground, struck her repeatedly, saying.
"You mean; you mean!"
The gentlemen attending litis first meeting were noted for their weight in pioneer
affairs. Several societies were represented. Mr. T. Wood of the Indian Veterans,
gave hearty accord to the proceedings,
and expressed the opinion that suece**-.
would surely result. Indian war veterans
claimed the privilege of participating in
honoring Dr. Whitman for many causes.
As tlie 50th year after his death will soon
arrive, without mark of respect having
been bestowed. Mr. Wood thought the
present time very favorable.
The present outlay contemplated hy the
gentlemen interested is from $1201) lo $2000.
This amount i.s deemed ample for the
time being, and will enable tbe grounds
to be put in good condition and leave sufficient to erect a plain, substantial monument, which was deemed In accord with
the life of the man.
i»<*-f**»-^<>-3*e->-»<»->-»<><*-^.|..»..|.+^ THI£     FIRST     AMERICAN     RAILROAD
* tt
Farm, Orchard and Range*
tfow   the   Stourbridge   Lion   Exetted
I lit*   IVmiim.i I \ ii nia    \\ oo(Ikiiu'I).
Clover ha
•h length*
Couldn't Bluff.-
"Mamma is calling, George," she
Her words they roused him not;
For, still absorbed in reverie.
He answered,  "Take the pot."
—Now York Truth.
* #   *
Never Touched    Him.—Boslonbm—Why
Is It that you Chlcagoans always say,
"How Is things?"
Chlcagonn—Because we want to know.
That's why!-Puck.
* #   #
She Did.—"Jane," said the landlady severely, "where are tho eggs for   dinner?
I told you to cook that dozen 1   borrowed
from the neighbors."
"Yes, mum, but you told me later to
be sure and return 'em."—Detroit Free
* #   *
"And I saw a man climbing a ladder;
lo, and It came lo pass that an author
looked up and said: 'Ah! another story
going   the   rounds!' "—Rochester  Herald.
* #   *
Jinks   (at  a party)—I  don't  see  what's
the matter with that pretty woman over
there. She was awfully flirty a little
while ago, und now she won't have anything to do with me.
Stranger—I have just come in. She's
my wife.—Scottish  Nights.
* *   *
After the Cyclists.—"The streets of   the
New Jerusalem," said Rev. Mr. Sproek-
etts, "are paved with the smoothest asphalt, and truck dellverv wagons are not
allowed on the roads." There were S00
converts.—London Figaro.
A Prayer.—
O would some power
Dame Nature gave us,
To shave ourselves
As others shave us.
— Yale Record.
#   #   #
The Giddy Young Thing—What is that
proverb about there being no marrying in
Tbe Chronic Bachelor—Fools rush in
where unguis fear to tread.—Indianapolis
tt   *   *
No dinner tastes as good as It reads in
a cook book, and a woman never looks as
well as a fashion plate.—Atchlnson Globe.
»   »   »
"Well,   what   do   you   want,   my   good
man?" asked the governor.
"Dey's makln' so much fuss 'bout de
iishin' in de state, gov'nah, dat I wants
fo' to so ef we can't hab some law fo'
de bettah protection ob de possum."—Detroit Free Press.
#. tt   »
Western  Transient—Did  you  ever    live
on the border, madam?
Landlady—No, indeed, sir, but I've bad
a good many hoarders live on me.—Boston Courier.
tt   #   *
Shivery   Simpson—Yer    seems    remarkably busv at gettin' alms off pedestrians
dis morn in'.
Piteous Pleeds—Yes; yer see ter-morrer
is de fust of de month, an' I'm a hustlin'
fer a good deposit.
Shivery Simpson—Dat's so; we wanler
got our dough in de bank ter-day, so's
ter have interest commence on de com-
In' quarter year, don't wc?—Judge.
Bulletin No. 44 of the Utah experiment
station reports the results (if extended
feeding experiments on (&) yitdd and feeding value of curly, medium and late cuttings of alfalfa; (b) yield and feeding
value of the lirst, second and third crops;
and (c) feeding value as compared with
red clover, timothy, mixed hay, and alfalfa mixed with straw.
Tin- trials (a) and (b) are thus summarized by tho wilier of the bulletin, A. A.
1. Steers fed either the alfalfa with or
without grain made the most rapid gains
on the early cut, and the lowest on tho
late cut, or they stand as follows: Early
cut, 100; medium cut, 77; late cut, OS.
2. For both lirst and second crops, the
early cut was lirst in rate of gain, while
for the lirst crop, the late out was better
than the medium cut. and for the second
crop the medium cut is fnr the better or
the two,
:l. The food eaten per day was slightly
the highest for the early cut und lowest
for the late . ut, standing as 300 for tho
early cut. !'!* lor the medium cut, and 8ii
for the late cut.
I. Pound for pound, the early cut was
tbe beat, the late cut second best, and the
medium cut poorest. They stand as 100
for the early cut. 7S for the medium cut
and SI for the lute cut.
6. The early cut yielded the most hay
when weighed Into the barn, tho medium
cut coming second and the late cut last.
0. The early cut contained the -.no u
moisture, and when all are reduced to the
same moisture content, 12 per cent, which
the hay contained when fed, the yield
stands: Karly cut, 100; medium cut, 93;
late cut, 90,
7. In amount of beef produced per acre
the standing is: Early cut, 100; medium
cut, 71; late cut, 71.
S. In yield of protein, a very valuable
nutrient, the standing Is: Early cut, 100;
medium cut, 7S; late cut, N2,
li. During the two weeks of budding and
(lowering there appears to be no additional growth; in fact, our results show a loss
of X2 pounds per .acre of dry matter during
this period.
ure also appreciated. Clover hay or emu
fodder cut to half inch lengths, scalded
and sprinkled slightly With '-urn meal.
supplies a good and economical ration.
Pears and beans cooked and thickened
with bran are excellent for laying hens,
so is sweet ensilage. Beets and carrots
form a splendid winter relish, while onions are popular and exceedingly healthful.
If fed in moderation there is not the
slightest fear that the last named will affect the flavor of the eggs. The great
value of these vegetable foods lies not
merely in their power to tempt the appetite, but in their supplying the bulk necessary to thrift and egg production; in mere
nutritive qualities musi of ihem are inferior lo the grain which they should
supplement, not displace. Variety, too, is
an Important feature which should also
be considered in supplying ihe grain, for
mixture of corn, oats, wheat, buckwheat,
barley, etc., will be found to give better
results than where 'One grain alone is
o>     i i;i;mv.
iiiii.s     roil     MEAT
ritOKiT.iiii.i-: COW   V GOOD BATBIl.
I) i   Xitt   Oist ii i'Ii   IlCftUla r   It ou tine  in
I'VtMiinu'  (he   >iiiu   Producer**
As a rule, a profitable cow Is a good
eater, but some cows have eyes larger
than their stomachs, like some men, says
Colman's Rural World.
Cows kept in comfortable quarters in
winter eat less, thrive better, and give
more milk than If exposed to cold or
The solid part of milk is made largely
from muscle-making foods. The dairyman
must use a good deal of corn In his feeding ration, but it should be balanced up
with outs or something of that kind.
Lack of skill in milking, unkind treatment, improper or Irregular feeding, and a
cold stable will soon spoil the best dairy
herd in existence. See that none of these
"methods" are practiced ln your dairy.
While It Is best to keep water where the
cows can help themselves, when this can
not be done conveniently the best plan Is
to see that they have all the pure, froah
water they will drink regularly twice a
The cow likes regularity, and when the
regular routine of her life is disturbed die
resents It by giving less milk. She Is not
very particular whether she has three
meals a day or two, but she wants what
she does have regularly.
A   FEW    "DONTS"    FOR   THE
An SiiKKeNted  hy nn   1ml iw nan I
n t    Wil I'll IUT.
A Wimlnur- Idaho, woman, who says she liar?
read in The Spokesman-Review an article en
"Dont'B for Women," sends u few for the
"dear,  good men."
Don't spit on the kitchen floor when you
know that your wife gets on hor knoeu to
Borub it.
Don't (ly Into a passion over trifles, simply
because you can, and when you know it Is Injurious to you, and then say, "I have an awful menu temper and 1 know it." Your wife
knows it. too.
Don't bring nil the rubbish you oan Into tho
Bitting room and leave it there for work for
your wife.
Don't call your wife a soft fool because she
wants you to kiss her when going to ami returning from work. A kiss Ih Dleasimler to
think of during the day than a cross word or
perhaps no word at sill.
Don't ridicule your wife's cooking an.] praise
that of other women. Hhe does the best win-
knows how.
Don't deprive your wife of all social amusements because you don't care for thnn. Remember "All work und no play makes .hick a
dull boy."
Don't accuse her of doing things she never
thinks  of.
Don't make her think she Is a burden to
you by growling about bard work all the time.
You knew you'd have to support her when you
married her.
Don't let her be compelled to summon all the
patience and forbearance nt her command
when you sit down to supper to control her
tongue and temper, while you bemoan your
hard work and dish up your ailments for her
Don't boast that you intend to disgust your
wife with her surroundings by your behavior.
She Is apt to hear it and become disgusted with
the man.
The HeltfU of the Cnyiine.
Lewiston Teller: Stockmen report that
range horses are dying from starvation
even this mild winter. The native Indian
ponies have increased since the horse
market slumped, till the range is overshadowed. The sheep, too, have invaded-
ed tho ranges. The cayuses have starved
the cattle out and in turn the sheep are
starving them. The little wild ponies are
a nuisance and the country Is well rid
of them; but there should be a more humane method of extermination than to
starve them to death.
Vital Statistical.
In Russia there were 4,250,000 births last
year, or 1,037.000 more than the deaths. In the
United States there were 1,050,000 more births
than deaths.
A     NEW     UUAI*     FOR     FAIlMEItS.
Hum Been Grown in a Limited Way
In   HiiMterii   KiiHNln.
A new grain which will be offered to
American farmers this spring Is called
splltz, says the St. Louis Globe-Democrat.
For centuries past It has been grown in
a limited way in eastern Russia, pear the
Caspian sea, its value not being known
to the agriculturists of the civilized world.
Six years ago an emigrant from there
brought some to this country, and has
been growing It since. A prosperous
American farmer who lives near him secured sufficient seed from him to sow live
acres two years ago, and was surprised at
the large crop. Last year It again produced a large crop, yielding more than
barley or oats. He says that under the
same circumstances it will ptoduee double
as much as barley. He has been feeding
grain quite extensively this winter. The
grain is intermediate between wheat and
barley, lhe spikelets being separated
from each other in such a manner that
the crop Is not readily injured hy the
weather. The chaff adheres to the grain
when threshed. We believe It will prove
of much value for milling, as well as for
feeding. It will grow well and produce
immense crops on poor soil, and the dry
weather appears to have no effect on II.
Botanlcally it I» known as TrILicum
spelt a, and is supposed to be the grain
grown In Egypt at the time of Moses.
li«-H(  HcmiIin Secured  by  Using; Two
<>r   Mure   Kinds  of  Grill ii.
Tbe Indiana experiment slntlon Issues
the   following:
"An inquiry has recently eome to the
Indiana experiment station from one of
our well known swine breeders, Mr. I.
N. Barker, relative to tbe most desirable
food for preparing pigs for market.
"The market today demands pork Willi
a fair admixture of lean meat, such :is
can not be produced, as ;i rule, by a pure
corn diet. The best results will he secured by using two or more kinds of
grain, and also skim milk, if it can he obtained. The general run of feeding experiments in this country has shown that
where com meal and shorts were fed
the meat showed more lean than when
corn was fed alone. At the Wisconsin experiment station a mixture of 431 pounds
corn meal and shorts, half and half, led
wet, produced 100 pounds of gain, as compared with 7S4 pounds whole corn, or 517
pounds corn meal, to make 100 pounds
"The shorts are muscle forming foods,
and where these are used a more vigorous
pig usually results. Ground barley or outs
may also be fed with corn to great advantage. There are many farmers in Indiana who grow oats extensively, besides
corn, who could feed them to stock hogs,
with corn, to far greater profit than selling them  at 111 cents per bushel.
"In a letter to this station, Mr. Barker
says: 'My own experiments in feeding
hogs to produce the best quality of meal
have been similar to those you speak of,
and those of Professor W. A. Henry, only
I did not feed as much meal or corn. I
fed ground wheat and oats ln equal parts,
and not more than one-fourth corn. I
also fed skim milk and ripe pumpkins in
connection with these, and secured a
much larger per cent of lean meat than
when fed exclusively on corn, aud also
a much stronger bone and a healthier hog.
and, of course, better pork,'
"Tlie farmers of Indiana ought not to
allow a pound of skim milk to go to
waste from the creameries of farm dairies. It can be fed to great prolit to growing pigs, for It will assist in rapid fiesh
development. Corn, shorts and skim milk
make a combination that will produce
a high grade of pork. Or wheat may replace tho shorts. These foods assist in
producing flesh so rapidly as to enable
the feeder to dispose of his pigs lo advantage when young, yet of good weight.
The market demand Is now for light pigs.
On December :{, at lhe stock yards at Indianapolis, light and medium pigs, weighing from 15-'! to 21H pounds as extremes,
brought much better prices than heavier
stock. At Chicago, late In November,
'assorted light' pigs were quoted at $3.40
to $3.45, good to choice 'medium weights"
at $3.40 to $3.50, and 'good to choice heavy'
at $3.26 to $3.35.
"It is hoped that there is enough suggestion In this communication to induce
many of our feeders to use something
other than pure corn as a food for their
It is one of the curiosities of railroad
and locomotive history thai n was not in,
or n.ar. any one of tlie great cities thai
this first locomotive was put upon Lhe
rails, but far away in th.' then raw region uf northeastern Pennsylvania, in the
woods and among ;t few scattered, newly-
settled farmers, says Alfred Mathews 'n
the Engineering Magazine for February.
The manner in which it cam* aboul mat
the pioneer locomotive in America was
to be set at work in so remote ,i spot w ts
this. Two Philadelphia quakers, John
and Maurice Wurts, about lu years prior
to 1829, penetrated that wilderness, and
heroically began and pushed forward the
great work wh.eh later was assumed and
carried to completion by the Delaware &
Hudson Canal Company—that of getting
eoai from the Lackawanna valley Into
New York, Prom tin- Lackawanna *ai
Carbondale) Hie company had built a
railroad over the Mooslc mountains to the
forks of the Dyherry (the sit'- of Hones-
dale), and from thai point they had a
canal to Hondoui nn the Hudson. Il had
been their original purpose to use horse
power on the railroad, with station iry
engines at the planes lis at present), but
ihe successful experiments with the railroad locomotive in England led them to
try that new form and application of
"The Stourbridge Lion." as the locomotive was called which "first turned a
wheel upon a track in America," was one
of three personally ordered by Hie company's civil engineer, Horatio Allen, in
England. The 'Lion" was huili hy Foster, Rastrlck .v.- Co. at Stourbridge, and
the other two were bulll hy Stephenson,
who extended many courtesies to Hie
American engineer. Thus it happened
that curly in 1828 the lirst order placed iii
England for locomotives, arter the successful working of those on the Stockton
& Darlington road, was from far-away
The "Stourbridge. Lion" arrived on Hie
ship John Jay, and was landed at tlie
West Point Foundry < !ompany's wharf
at the foot of Beech street, New York,
where it was set upon blocks and given
a (rial on June II. 1829, as appears from
the Morning Courier aud New York Enquirer of June 12. which, after describing
the test, says: "We were delighted with
the performance of the engine, and have
no v.ouln hut that the enterprising company to whom it belongs will reap a rich
harvest for their enterprise and persevsr-
ance." It was noted as a mutter of interest, because anthracite coal wax then being Introduced lo the public, that the locomotive was fired with that substance
from t he Dela ware & Hudson Company's Lackawanna mines, it was to put
this eoal in the market that the company's operations were Inaugurated a:el
earied on. and hence may i»e noted Lhe
significant fact that we are Indebted to
eoal mining for the advent of the locomotive, in America as in England.
Till:   IND] IN   (Til
■ii-t   Hull   i-iiiiIIn  Give  Evidence
BncourairliiM- Progrremi in  tbe
Science of  Words.
Lumber!  mid  ComvitiiloiiH  lie-
uovo-ed Specie.
THK    IIERT    SUGAR    liorvrv    ACT,
'rot.  i-'.lloo   Calmer   l-ointN  (Mil   II---
lecls Iii (In- Amendment.
rl'iill   Simp   H'-llllH   nnd    I.nli-r
Hi-hum Between iii«- Root.
a Virginia bean grower gives the fol-
lowlng advice: Plow deeply, make the
soil rich, and plant snap beans as early
as possible, In rows two feet apart. At
the second booing plant Lima beans between the rows, so as to make the hills
four feet apart each way. By the time
the snaii beans have yielded two pickings
the Llmas will want all the ground. Then
pull the snap beans and use them, with
all the weeds, as a mulch for the Llmas.
This will Insure the latter against lhe bad
effects of drouth, and also bring the Llmas Into the latest market, when they
fetch the highest price, besides getting
double service from tho land. Llmas
grown by this system yielded more and
better berries the past year than when
grown alone with equally good culture. In
raising other crops, It will be possible to
grow an early crop for market, and
as a mulch.
The recovery of tin- gold in I Iir hold ef
lhe losl steamer Alfonso XII. is described
;is iIn- most remarkable effort ai deep sou
Olvtllg    011    imjiil,     Tliu    vessel    sank   oft
Point Gando, Grand Canary, at aboul 1
o'clock in ihe afternoon of February U,
1SS6, In line weather, having probably
struck un Gando rock. She had a valuable cargo and I" boxes, each containing
10,000 newly minted Spanish gold (.", duros)
pieces, each of nearly the value ol' an
English sovereign. Tins specie was
stored in a small triangular room nf
lazaretto In the run of the ship. It was
subsequently found at a depth of 26 .'-::
fathoms, or Kill feet. The best professional opinion then fixed 2'. fathoms as .he
practicable limit of continuous deep sea
diving. There wen- three divers—Alexander Lambert, David Tester and Frederick
J. Davies. The specie was below three
decks, which had lo be pierced. Tile idea
of making a hole in tin- side of lhe steamer by an explosive was abandoned
tear being that the specie might be
tered.    Lambert   recovered   seven
the   Small   Potatoes  nnd   Give
Them   to   tlie   lleilN.
Vegetables and green food of all kinds
will assist greatly In keeping the fowls in
good condition during the winter, says
Thrice-n-Week World. All the small potatoes should be boiled and given to the
hens, who will greedily pick them to
pieces. The same is true of turnips. Parings of all kinds of vegetables will be
readily eaten. Poor, worm-eaten apples
will give a zest to their appetites, and a
cabbage hung where they may peck at It
* will serve the same purpose.    Pumpkins
"I see from the legislative report In this
morning's Spokesman-Review that tho
senate committee has reported back the
beet sugar bounty bill with somo most
important amendments," said Professor
Elton Fulmer, chemist at the experiment
station of tha agricultural college at Pullman Thursday.
"The bill, as originally framed," he continued, "provided tor a I cent a pound
bounty on beet sugar manufactured in
the state and provided that the minimum
price to lie paid to farmers should be $"> a
ton. It also provided Hint tho bounty
Should run for live years. The senate
committee has amended the bill reducing
the minimum price to be paid to tho
farmers for beets to $1 a lull and has reduced the time thai the bounty Is to run
to three years. Those amendments, to my
mind, seriously jeopardize the bill and I
fear that If It goes to the bouse lu thai
shape It will bo killed.
"In framing the bill It was the Intention
to benefit both tho farmer and tho manufacturer. For that reason tho bill was
modeled on the acts of Nebraska, New
York and other stales where the same
Idea had prevailed. II'. however, the minimum price to be paid for the beets is to
be reduced lo *1 a ton, the farmer will
get no benefit whatsoever.
"Tlie Washington beet containing Hi per
cent of sugar, such as is required by tho
terms of the bill, if I am not mistaken,
sell now ln tb,- open market for from $4.26
to $4.all a Ion. I may be wrong, but it appears to me that this leaves the entire
prolit from the bill lor the manufacturer
and none for the farmer. 1 am of lie'
opinion that this will be seen by lb-'
farmers who are in the legislature and
will excite their opposition and perhaps
cause the measure to be defeated in the
lower house when it comes up there,
though it may pass the senate. Mr. Bl-
mendorf, secretary of the Spokane board
of Immigration, is now at Olympln in the
interests of the bill, and 1 hope that ha
will be able to secure the further amendment of the measure to put the figures
back to where they were in the original
Tester  two  and   Davies  one.    The  diver
hail to descend into the lazaretto and lilt
the box. weighing nearly am Weight, in
his arms on lo the deck above, the pressure upon him at the lime being about 70
pounds to each square inch of his body.
Lambert made 62 dips, being submerged
altogether 003 minutes, his longest immersion being 110 minutes, including going
down and coming up. Tester made l'i
dips, being submerged during 001 minutes,
his longest immersion being 29 minute.-.
Davies made 32 dips, and was submer*j;d
203 minutes, his longesl immersion being
2d minutes, bul he could not gel so low
down as the Inzarette, the pressure being
loo groat for him. Tester had one bad
tit. Lambert was for a lime paralyzed in
his legs. Two subsequenl unsuccessful
attempts were made by contractors with
ih,- underwriters, on tho principle of "no
.■ure no pay." lo recover the lasl box.
Probably this lasl £10,000 will never hi
Tlie divers were paid good wages and •-
per < iiii on all the gold recovered. In ad
dltlon io tlds ih,:, were of course boarded
nnd a bonus of C60 was given for each
box recovered. Lamberl received lions.
Tester C1376 and Davies £276. The underwriters' estimate ot tho cost ot the -u
vagi-  before  commencing   th-'   operation
was Hi per cent. 'I'll-' actual cost w is
16.022 per coin.
rhe   Progress  of  Re, *•<*.
It Is
fated as a fuel thai about a year age
;i lions,, tn Wichita, Kos., whs entered bj a
burglar .-mil a pocketbook containing a sum ol
money  was stolen.    A  few days ago tlie owner
of   the  pui'Be  i Ived   a   letter  through   tin
mails enclosing a   $10  nut and   Hie   followinn
note:     "A   year  ago   I   Stole  a   1 Kelt I-    from
yen containing $00. I nave been slek, and remorse has been gnawing al m- heart, so I
send yen $10. When remorse gnaws again I
will send yen seme more. lU'intt.Ai:
present day,
It WHS prepa
alit-th. and ti
liook was le
ritual of the
Uy should 1
book was Hi
• Hooi. of  Advertisement."
"Hook of   Adverllseinent"   would,   at   the
day, mis! 1 most readers by iis title.
prepared at tin' command ei Qu i 1311?.-
ainl printed in im:.",.   The purpose of the
I,.Urn- the doctrines, discipline and
English church, so that unlform-
. Becured lu Great Britain.   This
i origin of a denominational
Pri-e   lrKe
In proportion ti
her of telegraphl
of- tlie   T.-l**-4'rii|iIi.
population ihe greatest num-
■ dispatches nre sent In Aus-
lltlc In
England, for, aftor its publication
ison, dean of Christ church, in Oxford,
Humphrey, professor of divinity at Ox-
univeraity, witli others, dissented from
,,r in,, doctrines it contained; hence they
called Non-Conformists.
'Ph.* TorrenH Land Act.
Taconta Ledger: The Torrens reform is slowly making lis way in the country, ti being of
Canadian origin, and li la not unlikely thai ns
soon  as one ef   Ibe states gives II   a   fair   trial
with satisfactory results, tbe others will quickly fail Into Hue. There Is lit Ut- doubt thai il
j!. ona ,,i the rapidly coming reforms in the
United States.
.Several weeks before Christmas the
Pittsburg Chronicle Telegraph published
nn appeal for books and toys for the In-
dlan children in lhe government school at
Port Hall. Idaho. The responsc-s to the
appeal were prompt and generous, and at
Un- proper lime Mr. W, II. Stehley, who
look charge of the donations, forwarded
to Fori Hall a box containing nearly i',0
which had been contributed. The Christmas box arrived at its destination in good
order and an acknowledgment was soon
thereafter received from Miss Mary c.
Ramsey, one of the teachers, In her letter she said that sonic of lhe scholars
were writing loiters of thanks .and it wus
decided to withhold tin- epistles until all
had been received. .Miss Ramsey writes
ns follows:
"When ii was whispered around that
Santa Clans would certainly remember
tin- led children of Fort Hall school, there
was little use In trying lo get on with
lessons, work or even play. White children could noi have been more excited.
Every faint noise was listened lo with almost painful intentnoss, as if expecting
thai kind old Saint would drop right in
among Ihem. yet no doubt if he had done
so it would have taken the whole force
of employes ef the school to check the
stampede and to pacify the badly frightened children. He did not visit us personally: the thermometer came too near
being frozen up, and so he was frozen
out, but we were not forg-otten, for he
sent a box by fast express. It took but
a short time to lind out the contents uf
that box, and words can not express the
delight ami happiness depicted in their
little faces as a pretty book was given
this one and a  toy of some kind to that
"The contents of that box was the 10
days' wonder of the school. The employes
of the school came and gazed on it In
wonder and admiration. The box contained enough without anything else lo supply every child on tlie place with two or
more nice little presents."
Tin- Letters*
Sonic of lhe letters received by Mr.
Stehley an from the pupils in the intermediate and higher grades, and are as
"I thought I would write, to you and tell
you that we had a nice Christmas tree,
and if it was not for you. I don't think
it would have been half so nice us it was.
I think it was very kind in you to send
those Christmas presents to us, when we
were not expecting them. May C-od bless
you und friends that helped to send them.
The teachers are very kind to us lure,
and wc liko them very much. I like to
study and love my books. I only go to
school half a day and work the other
half. I have been in school seven or eight
years. I am aboul II or 15 years old. 1
havo three sisters and three brothers. I
recite, o-xi to, the highest class in the
school.    Very respect folly,
"We had a \'ory good Christmas here.
All tin- children had presents on (he tree.
I had two dolls and one card and a necktie, for my presents. I wish you would tell
those folks over there that we arc so
thankful for the prosents. We had a nice
time New Year's day. We laid some
candies and apples and nuts. I am going
to ask my mot her for some buckskins,
and so 1 can make something for you.
Mow are the people over there getting
along? I hope they had Christmas there.
1 am In the third reader now. I read with
two boys and three girls. We are all trying to do rigid. Miss Ramsey is so kind
lo us. and I am trying to be a good girl.
Yours   truly. LIOLAII   COOMBS."
"We had a merry Christmas. All tlie
children had presents on the tree. 1 had
a handkerchief and two dolls and ono
card. I wisli you would please tell those
nice people how thankfully we were to
get the presents. The children never go
to school for two weeks during holidays.
Wc are having a good time this year. 1
was in school live years. I am 13 years
old. Tlnre are 63 boys and 61 girls iu
school. 1 learned a whole lot of things
Ibis year than 1 did last. 1 don't feel
like going borne vacation. Yours truly,
"I am glad to write a letter to you, and
f am glad to hear you was yet well. I
am going to write about what 1 had on
the Christmas tree, and I got a mouth
harp and a pencil and I gave my sister
some candy, and my sister gave a ball
and I have a mice, and I got a bug that
has six lags (legs) on each side, and his
lags (legs) was blue and his back was red:
and my sister had a little doll. I have a
nice time wiih my friend. Very respectfully, ARTHUR WASHINGTON."
"I   had  a   nice   lime  Chlslinas.     Wc   had
a Christmas tree, ami all ihe children got
a presonl on ihe ire,-, and I got horse
and earl. I cat candy and apple*, i
must close   Very respectfully,
"W,  had a good time hero Christmas. I
gOl a money bank and some c-iinly and
nuts, a orange. I go to school all day
now.    Wc arc through  the  third reader.
Wc     had   a   g 1   dinner   hen-   Chris'mas
day. Wc had turkey to cal. 1 will try lo
send yon a picture of myself whenever I
gel II. Please send me a picture of yourself. Some of the boys and girls have
been sick .and some are sick now. 1 am
a good boy now. Sometimes 1 wrestle
with some of the boys. Miss Kamsey i.s
kind to us. I got those handkerchiefs. I
think they nre very nice and thank you
for ihem. Hoping to hear from you, from
your little  friend,
"I had a nice time Christmas. We had
a Christmas tree, and all the children got
n present on the tree. I had mouth harp
and nice card and handkerchief. I want
you please to thank all those nice folks
for thinking to send us something for
Christmas. I must close. Tours truly,
"I had a nice time Christmas. Wc hud
Christmas tree. The children got a present on the tree. We had a Christmas dinner. I want you please to thank all those
nice folks for thinking to send us something for Christmas. I had a picture card
and book and two dolls. Miss Ramsey
read a. story lo us. and I like her very
much, Indeed. And the boys have Sunday clothes. I wish you a happy New
Year. I read iu third reader. I read with
two bovs and two girls.   Yours truly,
F. II. McOaBTEB iSox      PRQl'UIETOKs
1 3. E. MoCiHTEE ...    EniTou AMD Majuoeh.
TnE Miner is published on Saturday and will
mailed to Subscriber on payment o." Two
jjllurs a year.
Displayed Advertisements i2 an inch per
inontn. A lib-inU dispount allowed ou lonfi
Traticient Advertisements _<i oentB 11 line first
insertion and lu vein, a line for each sdditii mil
Local or reading matter uokioea 25 cents each
Job Printing at Pair raiea. All accoun'i toi
job work and advertising payable i u tlc-iir-i "I
such month. 1'. II. SIcGabtee it Son.
SATURDAY,   pEBRUAR.3   '.'7,   I8O7.
Tiiek • were registered} in tho province
last week thirty-three new mining companies, witli a u cited capital of
The provincial government has forwarded $2,000 toward a fund fur relieving famine distressed India. WI10 said
the government was stingy and niggardly. 	
Candidates for municipal honors
havo commenced to bob-up ami tlie
prospects uro that thero will be no trouble in Uniting sullicint material to 1111
all tliRollices.
Already tho pooplo of Rossland hnve
commenced to lank around for suitable
persons to fill the municipal offices, At
presont Robert Scott, ex-mayor of Gait,
seems to have the lead tor the
The U. S. senate Iuib resolved to
consider the arbitration treaty in secret
session. As the prospects aro that tho
treaty will not be ratified it does not
matter much whether it is discussed in
public or private.
The Windsor City council has rejected
ti proposition to forbid the employment
ot foreigners on municipal works. The
United Stat™ has passed a law prohibiting aliens from even diggiDg in a ditch
if the U. S. pays the cost of the work.
Which are tho wisest set of men?
Sometime last July the announcement was made that tho government
had decided to establish a mining recorder's office at Grand Porks. Nov. what
we want to know is, where is that recorder? lias ho got lost somewhere
enroute? Or is 110 to come with the
spring rush?
Ik the United States is foolish enough
to insist upon the adoption of such
harsh measures as tlie Corliss amendment ta tho immigration bill, and the
enactment of a tariff which will check,
if not prohibit, the e.\|ort of liritish
Columbia ores and smelter products
the American cities will have to look to
the resources ot their own country for
Dr. W.u.k!'.m, member for South Na-
naiino, who has for a long time been a
staunch government supporter, has
kicked over tho traces, and now represents a party of his own as tho opposition will not recognize him. Tho prime
cause of this unbecoming behavior is
attributed to disappointed ambition
brought about by the failure of the
present provincial secretary to resign his
place in the Cabinet in favor of Walkem.
The Americans residing in Rossland
held a nia-s meeting last woek for the
purpose of sending a memorial to President Cleveland, protesting against his
signing tho alien labor bill whicli has
passed tlio senate and now awaits his
signature. The meeting was attended by over 1,000enthusiastic Americans.
All of those who were called upon to
speak denounced tho measure in the
severest terms. A sot of resolutions
were passed and telegraphed to the
Among the legislative proceedings
published in the Vancouver World of
the I'.'th inst., wo lind tho following:
"Mr, Graham pointed out that ono-haif
of (he town of I Irand Porks objected
to incorporation,"   For a cold blooded
misrepresentation lliiH "lakes the cake."
Mo doubl Mr, Graham has been wrong*
ly informed by interested parties, but
a mini holding the responsible position
that he docs, should not take lho word
of every Tom. Dick ilnd Hurry thai
comes aliing. The facts are that lho opposition against lhe incorporation, iu
Crund Forks, is so small that it wiil
lake a search warrant to lind il.
Thk opposition lo the incorporation
of (irand Forks, has resolved itself tbwn
to merely a selfish ono. Wo aro all
aware thero ure those in every community who are in favor of anything that
will enhanco the value of their property
as long as it does not cost them a cent.
But, when anything comes up that will
benefit tho public at large, no matter
how much, if it costs them a cent it is
different, tn fact they want others to
build up and improvo their holdings,
but are strictly opposed to giving any
thing in return. Even thoso most strcn-
.■rouB opposed to tho bill incorporating the Forks freely acknowledge that
it would be the raeass of building a
large and prosperous city here in a very
ihort period, and would be in favor of
It if their property could be left out so
.'hat  it  would not  bo subject to tho
slight increase in taxes which it is
claimed would necessarily follow. Sqch
opposition is no opposition at all and
should carry very little weight v,ith ip.
That Grand Forks must be the fu,ti;re
distributing point, smelter site, and busi
ness centor of the wonderful Kettle
River and Boundary Creek countries
cannot help being obvious to even the
most casual observer. Situated as it is
at the junction of tho North and South
Forks of Kettle rivers, and being
the gateway through which the travel
to and from tbe Boundary Creek district and tho Colvillo Tndain Reservation must necessarily pass, the trade
of theso sections will flow toward it just
as water runs down hill It will bo the
future smelter sito because it is lower
than any of the great camps which Bur-
round il and it is not probable that mining corporations will haul ore up hill to
a smelter when by taking it down bill
they are also taking it nearer transportation. Besides it is situated in the center of (irand Prairie, ono of the richest
agricultural districts in the provionee,
from which the mining camps from the
surrounding districts a:o bound to come
for their supply of fruits, vegetables and
in fact all farm produce
Ponds of Electric, Steanfi
pr Horse Car Railways
»-, PT.AfiKT)   at   SHORTEST   NOTICE
Persons having mining or other Properties that will
bear investigation, can have a Compnny promoted, or
sell thsm, by addressing	
1* and 10 Broadway, New York City.    London offices:—Chiswell  House,  No.
139 Finsbury Pavement, London, E. C, England.
Where it Came From and How it
Was ipent.
Last week we promised our readers
a tabulated statement of the moniee
collected by the acting trustees of the
(Irand Forks school and the manner in
which tho same has been disbursed.
The gentlemen who oomposo the boaro
of trustees have been untiring in their
efforts to got the school1 under way, ami
deserve great credit for the success the)
have attained. The following is tin
statement as shown by the books of the
I„ K. Perrine  if J1111
it. tt'. tngraharo    I nn
.1. K. Johnson    2 00
H. A. Brown     5 oil
Smith ,v Presler    2 00
li. A. Henderson    2 00
I,. A. Manly.    2 00
\V. K  C. Manly    5 00
T.  I'ntoii     > 00
Ed. Duford     a 00
C. A. Join-     2 011
II. II. Cannon    a Oil
\V. II. Fisher       60
.1. W. Mi-Cool..     ■> "'I
Proceeds of Masquerade ball.... :il no
I'roceedsof daneolfeb, 1   11 on
Donation G. I-', social ,-ltib  1(1 36
UovcrnmeuL cheque   looo    $180 3-i
For desks, blackboard and teachers  iles,.   $S5 00
W. K ('. Manly.Stove, stovepipe
and wiitar  pail     2;', so
Wood, -jo rinks at -f 1.00 a rick....   ;I0 no    $138 80
Leaving a dellcil of  $2 f-
It will bo noticed that tho subscription list is rather small, and th a',
with but four exceptions, tho subscribers have no children attending the
Tho trustoss desire us to express
their thanks to tho members of tin
(Irand Forks Social club for their do
nation of S16.35, Also, to C. A. Jones,
for oiling and varnishing the school
desks gratuitously, and to VV. K. O.
Manly for use of his hall free of charge.
Besides the cash donations there were
a number of liberal contributions ii.
tho shape of work, material, etc., which
lessen the cost of getting the school in
running order.
The trustees find that they will have
a surplus of wood, it only having been
necessary so far to use seven ricks
of the 2U purchased This surplus will
be Bold and the nionev will be placed to
tho credit of the school fund,
Greenwood Alright.
J. C. llass, tho mining engineer from
Greenwood City, stopped over at the
Forks Wednesday night enroute to
Northport. To Mr. Bass is due the
credit of the lino mineral exhibit at the
Spokane Fruit fair last October, from
the Boundary Creek district, and whicli
has beon the means of attracting con
siderablo attention to this section lb-
says that during his residence of five
years in this district, he lias never beforo seen the Bnow in the moulains so
deep at this season of tho yoar as it is
at present. Ho also reports a large
amount of development woik being
done in that vicinity.
Three shifts are being worked on the
Jewel, 12 men being employed. The
shaft is down 75 feet, and the character
of the ore is improving with depth.
Al No, 7, Whiles' camp, a hoisting
planl is being placed in position, and it
is expected will be ready fot operation
in a short time. At present eight men
are working on this property, and the
showing so  fur  is  very  satisfactory  to
tin- owners.
Development work on the Mother
Lode is being pushed, two shifts bre
now ut work, and a splendid showing is
being made.
Tlio Boundary Crock Milling and
Lumber oompany have completed the
needed repairs on their mills, and were
started up this week.
Mr. RubboII, an experienced hardware
intiii from Manitoba, has purchaeda
lot and commenced tho erection of a
business house this week, which he will
occupy with a large stock  of hardware.
Mi. Wood, proprietor of tho townsite
who has been seriously ill in tbo hospital al Victoria is reported better, and
a speedy recovery from the effects of
tho surgical operation performed some
time ago, is  anticipated   by his friends,
Neil McCallum returned last Monday
evening from an ext?nded trip through
California and tho Coast cities. In conversation with a Miner reporter ho said
that quite an influx from California
points might be expected this coming
summer, although just at present California was a very hard plane to draw
people from as it experiencing the greatest boom it has had Bince '19. Portland
and the coaBt cities, he Bays, will all
send large delegations into this section
as groat interest in our mines is evinced
in theso places just now.
A good thing,  push it along.   Thoso
fresh fish every Friday at Fishers'.
I lie   Improvements   Now   Underway
and Those at the Back of Them.
Tho building boom has commented
I two months earlier this s -uson than
last, and the only thing that has held it
in check 30 far is the scarcity Of lumber.
Work on several buildings was' commenced tins week .and a number of
other contracts have been lot on which
work wili be pushed as fact as building
material pan be procured.
The new butcher shopof Wm. Madei,
which was commenced the early part of
the week, will be finished by thie evening and he expects to move into it
The stone for the baoament of A I.
Manly's wholesale liquor house is now
all on tbo ground and the work of laying the foundation will be started in a
few days. The contract calls for it to
be completed by April 1,
Messrs. Filley A Ogden are having a
building put up on Riverside Avenue,
near Manly tit Averill's store, to bo used
is a mining and real estate brokerage
jfiice. They expect to be ready for
business by the middle of next woek.
Manly -V Averill commenced work last
Wednesday morning an an addition to
their store building to accommodate
their rapidly growing trade. The new
portion will be liOxtiU a story an one-half
in height. When completed it will give
the firm a store room 110x30 feet or
3,300 square feet of iloor room, being
nearly twico tho size of any other me r*
cantile establishment in this district.
Work on Dr. Averill's new building on
Second street is being pushed as fast as
possible. It will be 20x30 feet two
stories. Dr. Smith will occupy the
lower floor as an ofiice and II. O. Cayley
lias rented the upper portion as a law-
W. K. C. Manly has lot the contract
for a warehouse two stories high to be
built in the rear of his hardware store,
to be completed within 00 days. This
has been found necessary to accommodate the large stock of goods which he
now has on the way. To his ahead-,
large hardware stock Mr. Manly will
add a complete line of oils, paints,
brushes, glass doors, windows and sash,
in fact everything necessiry for the
erection ot a building,
A. B. Jones will commence building a
lodging houso on Second street immediately. The building will be 30x00 feet
two stories high.
( has. Hay has the lumber on the
ground tor a residence whicli bo will
build at once.
Mr. John Rogers has purchased two
lots on Second street and will commence
tl.e erection of a residence the coming
ui^icti toward showing the richness  of
the properties now  b^ing  development.
Mr. Dan McLaren, ono of tho Carson
townsite owners,   was a  visitor  at   the
Forks   Wednesday   last.   In   conversation with a Mi,-.'Ki[ representative Dan
says  tho   indications  are   that  Carson
will get its share of lhe immigration that
. Is bound to find jts way into this section
I with the opening ot spring     Already a
1 number oi new buildings are   projected
and  everything points  to a  prosperous
season at Ca.'son
(FORfl F.)
Silver-plated knivos and forks al
Manly's Hardware.
For good job work at reasonable
prices call on the MlMBB,
A masquerade ball is to bo given at
tho Pioneer hotel, Greenwood City, the
evening of March Kith.
A descriptive pamphlet ot tho Round,
ary Creek mining district is soon to be
issued by tho Anaconda Commercial
John Lucy of Anaconda, was among
the visitors from over tho mountains
thi- week, lie repoits that work is being dono on a number of claims in that
vicinity, all of whicli are looking   well.
Last Friday evening the Anaconda
C nnineicial club entertained their
friends, with u masquerada ball, in Wilson hall, whicli was pronounced by those
present as balng a success tn every re-
Chas. VauNess left Spokane last week
for Washington, D. C, where he expects
to arrive in lime to witness the inauguration of Presidentelect MoKinluy,
which takes place on tho |th of next
J. E. Cieary, head mechanic of the
Sell boiler works of Spokane, passed
through town the lirst of the week on
liis way home from Greenwood, where
iu- had beer, Railed to repair the boiler
used by the Boundary Creek Milling
and Lumber company.
According to the Boundary Creek
Times tbo reported sale of 50 lots in the
Greenwood townsite to a Rossland syndicate is a mistake, 'J he fact that
Messrs. Lee & Anderson has secured an
option until the 24th of the month for
a number of lots for Rossland parties
gave rise to tho report.
Robert ( lark, the original owner of
the Seattle property, returned from Victoria last Monday where he has been for
the last few weeks attending court. Mr.
Clurk says thai the coast people think
well of our town, and aro willing to invest largely the coming season in Kettle river properties.
O, B. Nelson who is extensively interested in Carson, B. C. and Nilson, U. S.,
was a visitor in town on Wednesday.
O. B. is a firm boliover in the future of
thereservation as a miniug district and
believes that the coming season will do
Changes In Stage Unes,
This week Messrs. Coinstock ami Duford, oi
Greenwood, purchased of Manlv ,t Averill the
sta&Q line which has been operated by l-in-
inert & Spong between here and Greenwood,
and it wna turned over to them on Wednesday hist. With the sale of the line the contract (or carrying the iipdl held by tliiit linn
was also transferred to the noli company,
Commencing with last Thursday moaning a
daily service was Inaugurated instead of triweekly as has been the case. While the traveling public will learn with rpgrct that Messrs.
Kininert ,t Bpong have given up the line, they
may congratulate themselves that il has passed
into lhe hands of two j-eutlinien who will be
untiring In their cll'orts to eater to the public
Messrs Wrig)jt anil SehU'an, proprietors oi
the statfe line between the Forks and Bossburg,
commenced yesterday morning running daily,
except Sunday, instei d of twice a week as
heretofore. Thoy will ieave the Forks at I
o'clock in the morning, connecting with the
northbound train at Bossburg, returning will
leave Bosburg Immediately nTler the arrival of
the southbound train arriving at (lie Forks
lhe shinc evening. By this arrangement pas
sengers from Rossland and the upper country
will avoid a day's layover. The boys have
equipped their line with comfortable conveyances and good stock, and will spare no pains
in looking after the comfort of their patrons.
In connection with their stage business they
will make a specialty of handling express and
freight mutter witli promptness and dispatch,
and guarantee that all freight placed in the'r
hands will bo brought through without delay.
Another Crow's Nest Pass Road.
A report comes from Groat Falls,
Mont., and Lethbridge, Alberta, that
the work of extending the Burlington
road from Billings to Great Falls wili
be commenced this year, and it is alBo
said that connections will be made at
Great Faiis with tha Great F alls tic Can
aiu i*ottd   The Gulta, it is reported, have
made an application for a charter to extend their line through the Crow's Nest
pass and thence on to tho east. This
makes the fifth company that has made
application to build through tnat  pass.
Any person desiring to purchase a
first-class piano of any make will find it
to their advantage to call at the Minek
Carson Lodge I. O. O. F. No. 37.
J-i U< *-»■ J. 1 evening at s o'clock in Ihei
hall at (arson, 11 <;. a cordial invitation ex
tended toallsojourning brethren.
  D. D. McLauen, N. 11
Church Notice.
Sabbath in the church at 11 a. 111. and 7:30
!>' in. in tlie school room at drain! Forks. Sab*
balh school 10:00 a. m. iu the schocl room.
At Carson weekly :: p. 111.
Rev. Tiios. Pa-tun, Pastor.
And Mining Engineer.   Member of Quebec Min-
ing Society.   Mineral Claims Examined
and Reported on.
Tenohor of
student from tin* College of Music of (,'inciu-
imtli, and pupil of lhe dlstlnguishtd Master and
Violinist, elms, liaetens of the Brussels l-'rancu
Belgian School of the Violin.
(iFFlCK    HOURS- IMonday,    Wednesday
1 huisday, Friday and Saturday, 2 too p. m.
"Companies' A.OT," Part IV, and AMENDING Acts,
''The Bonita  Gold Mining Company'
Registered the 8tb day of Fclirnnry, IS'.tT.
T HEREBY CERTIFY thai I have this day reg~
X lstered "ThoBonita Gold Mining Company4'
(Foreigu), under the "Companies'A ot,'1 Pari
iv,, "Registration of Foreign Companies," and
ameridiug Acts.
The head oflice of the snid company ts situated ut   the City of ripokarus", .Stutc ot"" WokIuhk-
iom, r. s. a.
Theohjeets for which the Company is established are:—To buy. Belli lease, bona,mortgage
and convey any mining property which said
Company may acquire \\ (thin British Columbia,
or within the United States of America; to op-
orate said mining property, and to do nil nee*
essary work therein for tlie development und
operation of the same; also to construct, maintain and operate trails, mads or lines of. transportation, either by water or by land; to build
numes or ditches, to acquire water power ami
rights, and electric or other motor power, and
to h use or sell tho Fame; to erect mills,
smelting or reduction works for public or private nte, and in fact to canyon a general mining business In all of its vatious departments
in compliance with the laws under which tlie
said Company Shall operate in the Province of
British Colum.hia, Canada, and in the United
.states of America, and to do all other business
which may be incidentally necessary for the
carrying out of the general purpose of said
The capital stock of the said Company is one
million dollars, divided into one million shares
of ihe par value of one dollar each.
.Given under my hand and seal of oflice ai
Victoria, Province of British OOiumba, tnis feth
day of February, 1807.
ririS-J 8. Y. WOOTTON,
Registrar of Joint Stock Companies
Certificate  of   Improhein^nU  Notice.
.Senitjc-Viueral Qlajm, situate iji the Kettle
/aver Mining Division of Yale District.
Where located— In Brown's oamn on lhe west
Bide of t*ic North Fork of Kottle river.
TAKE NOTICE that I, F. Wojlnatnn, acting as
agent for tbe Seattle Mining & Smelting
Company, (Foreign), free miner'sceitilicateNo.
07,445, intend 00 days from'the date hereof, to
apply to the Mining Recorder for a Certificate
oi Improvements for tlie purpose of obtaiulng u
/Crown Grant oi the 9-bove claim-
And  furtner take   notice" that action under
/section 87 must be commendec) before the issuance of such Certificate of Improvement;*;.
Hated this ■J'.'th day of November, lgOB.
... fife Jj£Sh a
Should carefully consider
the cost of material', and
by figuring, find out ,'thal
all kinds ot
Kough atid Dressed Lumber
Shingles, Lath, Etc,
can be purchased at the
.Grand  Forks
Sawmill ....
Assessment ^py and Provinqiaj Rbvk-
mk Tax.
Rock Creek Dlvisiqn of Yale District
NOTICE is HEREBY GIVEN, In accordance
with the statutes, that provincial Revenue
Tax anil all Taxes levied under the Assessment
Act are now due for the year 1897.
All of the above named Taxes cnlleetiHlu
within the Rdek Creel; Division of Vale District are payable at my office at Osoyoos, B. C.
Provincial Kc\ enue Tax. p, per year.
Assessed Taxes are collectible at the following
rates; vb,:--
ff paid on or befpre .) .ine B0, 1W:—
Three-flfthS Of one percent on Real Property,
two and one-half per cunt on the assessed value
uf wild land, one-half of one per cent on Per
Bonal property. On so much of the income of
any person as exceeds one thousand dollars, the
following rates, namely;—Upon such excess
when the same Is 1 ot more than ten thousand
dollars, one per cent; when such excess is over
ten thousand dollars and not more than twenty
thousand dqllars, one and one-quarter of one
Dor cent; when such excess is over twentj'
thousand dollars, one and one-half oi one
per cent,
If paid on or after 1st of July, 1897:—
Four-fifths of one per cento 1 Heal Property,
three per cent on the assessed value of wild
laud, three*quarters of one per cent on Personal
Property, On so much 01 the income of any
person as exceeds one thousand dollars the following rates, viz:—Upon such excess, when the
same is not more than ten thousand dollars,
one and one-quarter of one par cent; when
such excess is over ten thousand dollars and
not more than twenty thousand dollars, one
and one half of one per cent; when such ox-
cess is ovci twenty 'thoisand dollars, one and
three-quarters of one percent.
Jan 1, 1897. C. A. LAMBLY,
Assessor and Collector.
Watch Repairing My Specialty.
All Work Warranted.
GRAND   FORKS, B.   0.
€lias.de liloislirccn C E P 1,8,   F.WollMton P L S
Provincial Land Surveyors
Civil EiigiiiL-crs, Etc.
Office In VanNess' Aildttlon with J.H. Fe&thor-
Bton, ftssayer,
a L. Mcdonald,
Contractor and Builder,
GRAND   FORKS,   B.   C.
Plans and specifications drawn, eHtinmtes furnished on all kinds of building. Work strictly
Bath  Rooms,
RIVERSIDE,      .      .      .       ORAND FORKS.
Law and Collecting Agency.
Barrister, Solicitor, Etc.
Barrister, Solicitor, Etc.
A     C. SUTTON.
Barrister at Law,
Notary Public, Etc.
Does nil kinds of repairing and horseshoeing.
Work strictly UrstgJasB.
Barber Shop.
Centrally Lonuted.   All Work Oauranteed to he
First-class in every Respect.
lira A. Z- PARE,      •      •     PROPRIETOR.
Druggists Etc
A Full Stock of Toilet Artiolo3
Always on IfunJ. Also a Well
Assorted Supply ot
All Roads Lead to Carson
Dealer in General
Carries a Complete Lint, of
Dry Goods,
Boots and Shoes.
Also a Full Line ot
Harness, Saddles, Bits, Spurs,
Etc., Etc.
Tho best wire spring in the world ie
made in Grand .Forks. I also do all
kinds of fine furniture and other
and Seals. Agent for the best makes of
Sewing machines. Also the Hummer
From Grand Forks to Greenwood and
Stage Leaves Srand Porks 5 a* m-
On  Saturdays, Tuesdays  and
Thursdays, and on Monday
Wednesday and Friday
At 7 0'olook a. m*
Makos Carson, Greenwood, Anaconna
Boundary Fullo und Midway.
B. So,, M, E. and E. E.
Willi Colin Campbell,
Provincial Land Surveyor,
And Civil Engineor,
Office, Midway, b. c.
Associate  Member Canadian
Society   ot Civil  Engineers,
Searcher of Records.
Notary Public,


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