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The Grand Forks Miner Jun 11, 1898

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In (lie Fuee of the CJunn on the Sniiii-
ImIi Buttery OuuONlte Morro CttM-
tle, ln the llnrhor of Suntlngu lie
Cuba—The Story In Full.
Oft" .Santiago de Cuba, .Tune 3.—The
Merrinuie bad on hoard 000 tons of coal
when she was scuttled across the channel.
Lieutenant Hohson started on liis daring errand at 3 o'clock this morning. Tho
Merrimac was lying to tlie westward.
Under cover of the clouds over the moon
she stole toward the coast, made her way
to the eastward, followed by a launch
from the New York with the following
crew on board: Naval Cadet J. W. Powell of Oswego, N. Y.; 1\ K. Peterson,
cox wain; II. Huldford, apprentice of the
first class; J. Mullings, coal passer; Q,
L. Russell; machinist of the second class.
In the launch were bandages and appliances for the wounded.
Uittterlctt Turned   l.oiiNe.
From the crowded decks of the New
York nothing could be seen of the Mer*
rimae after she had got under the shadows of the hills. For half an hour of-
lirers aud men strained their eyes peering
into the gluom when suddenly, the Hash
of a gun streamed out from Morro castle
and men tlie New York knew the Mer-
rimae was Hearing her end.
The gnus from the Spanish battery
opposite Morro castle answered quickly
with more Hushes and for about 20 minutes Hashes of lire seemed to leap across
the harbor entrance. The flagship was
tuo far away to hear the reports and
when the tiring ceased it was judged that
Hobson had blown up the Merrimac. For
an hour the anxious watchers waited for
daylight. Hear Admiral Sampson and
Captain Chadwick. were on tlie biidge of
the New York throughout.
At 5 o'clock thin streams of smoke were
seen against the western shore quite close
to the Spanish batteries and strong glasses made out the launch of the New York
returning to the ilagship. Scarcely had
the small craft been sighted before a
puff'of smoke issued from a battery on
the western arm of the harbor and a shot
plunged far over the launch.' Then foils minutes the big guns on the coast kept
up an irregular tire on the little launcTi.
Hnd Gone I'nder the (•mix.
At 0:15 u. ra. the launch came alongside the flagship but she did not have on
board any of the crew of the Merrimac.
Cadet Powell reported that he had beeu
unable to see any sign of the Meuimac's
crew. It developed that with great bravery the crew had gone right under the
batteries and only returned when hope
of taking on board the crew of the Merrimac had to be abandoned.
Cadet Powell also reported ho had
clearly seen the Merrimac's mast sticking
up just where Hobson hoped to sink her,
north of the Estrella battery and well
past the guns of Morro eastle.
But of the heroes who had penned the
Spaniards in there was not a sound or a
sign. Rear Admiral Sampson said: "1
am pretty sure the attempt was quite successful. I hope all those brave fellows
are not captured."
Cadet Powell believed the torpedoes
previously fixed aboard the Merrimac
were exploded as planned, as Lieutenant
Hobson was well up the harbor before the
Spaniards opened fire on the Merrimac.
HOW HohHon Sank the Merrlmne.
What actually happened on the Merrimac can best be judged from what Lieutenant Hobson said just before leaving
the llagship.
He said: "I shall go right into the
harbor until about 400 yards past the
Estrella battery, which is behind Morro
eastle. I do not think they can sink us
before I reach somewhere near that point.
The Merrimac has 7000 buoyancy and 1
shall keep her full speed ahead. She can
make about 10 knots.
"When the narrowest part of thc channel is reached I shall put her helm hard
aport Btop her engines, drop the anchors,
open the sea connections, touch off the
torpedoes and leave the Merrimac a
wreck lying athwart the channel, whicli
is not as broad as the Merrimac is long.
There are 10 8-Inch improvised torpedoes
below the water line on the Merrimac'**
port side. They are placed on her side
against the bulkheads and vital spots,
connected with each other by a wire under the ship's keel. Each torpedo contains 82 pounds of gunpowder. Each torpedo is also connected with the bridge
and they should do their work in a minute and it will be quick work even if
done in a minute and a quarter.
"On deck there will be four men and
myself. In tlie engine room there will be
two other men. This is a total crew and
alt of us will be in our underclothing,
with revolvers and ammunition in watertight packing strapped around our waists.
Forward there will be a man on deck and
around his waist will bc a line, thc other
end of thc line being made fast to the
bridge on which I will stand. By that
man's side will he an ax. When I stop
the engine I will jerk the cord and will
thus give the signal to cut the lashing
which will cut the forward anchor. He
will then jump overboard and swim to thc
four-oared dingy which we shall tow
astern. Hie dingy is full of life buoys
nnd is unsinkable. In it are rifles. It is
to be held by two ropes one made fast
at her bow and one at hcr stern. Tlie
first man to reach her will haul in the
tow line apd pull the dingy out to starboard. Tlie next to leave the
ship are the rest of the crew. Tlie
quartermaster at the wheel will not leave
until after putting it hard aport and
lashed it so, he will then jump overboard.
"Down below the man at the reversing
gear will stop the engines, scramble upon
deck nnd get over the side as quickly as
possible. The man in the engine room
will break open tlie sea connections with
a sledge hammer nnd will follow his lead
er into the water. This last step insures
tlie sinking of the Merrimac whether tlie
torpedoes work or not.
Thf*ii  Touch  the  Ilutton.
"Ity this time 1 calculate the six men
will be in the dingy, and the Merrimac
will have swung athwart the channel to
the full length of her 300 yards of cable,
which will be paid out before the anchors
are cut loose. Then it is my time to
touch the button. I shall stand on the
starboard side of the bridge. The explosion will throw the Merrimac on her
starboard side. Nothing on this side of
New York city will be able to raise her
after that."
"And you expect to come out of this
alive?" asked a companion of the lieutenant.
Never Thought of the Illitk.
"Ah! that is another thing," said the
lieutenant. He was so interested iu the
mechanical details of the scheme that he
scarcely stopped to talk of possible death.
In reply to frequent questions, Hobson
"1 suppose the Estrella battery will
tire down on us a bit, but the ships will
throw their searchlights in the gunners'
faces aud they won't see much of us.
Then, if we are torpedoed, we should even
then be able to make the desired position
in the channel. It won't be easy to hit
us, and 1 think the men should be able
to swim to the dingy. 1 may jump before
i am blown up. Hut I don't see that it
makes much dilference what I do. I have
a fair chance of life either way. If our
dingy gets shot to pieces we shall then
try to swim for the beach right under
Morro castle. We shall keep together
at all hazards. Then we may be able
lo get hack to the ship. We shall fight
tho sentries or a squad until the last,
and we shall only surrender to over
whelming numbers, aud our surrender
will only take place as a last and as a
most uncontemplated emergency."
Lieutenant Hobson might have been
lecturing to a class of cadets on the theory of how to build ships so deliberate
was his manner. Ho was lately at Annapolis, in charge of the post-graduate course
in naval construction, and is accounted
une of the most able naval constructors in
the service, being entirely wrapped up in
his profession.
The preliminary work of this desperate
undertaking was a strain upon the officers and men. On Wednesday morning,
directly after Rear Admiral Sampson ar
rival and as soon as he was certain the
Spanish fleet was in thc harbor, the prep'
am t ions to scuttle the Merrimac in the
channel were commenced. All day long
crews from the New York and Brooklyn
were on board the collier, never resting
In their efforts to prepare her. She lay
alongside the Massachusetts discharging
coal when the work was first begun. The
news of the intended expedition traveled
quickly through the fleet, and it soon
became known that volunteers were
needed for a desperate undertaking.
Volunteer-! hy Hundred*.
From tlio Iowa's signal yard quickly
fluttered the announcement -that she had
140 volunteers, and the other ships were
not far behind. On the New York the
enthusiasm was intense. Over 200 members of the crew volunteered to go into
that narrow harbor and face death. The
junior officers literally jumped over each
other iu their eagerness to get their
names on the volunteer list.
Commander Miller, who had charge of
the Merrimac, pleaded with the admiral
to let him go, but the latter thought he
had better not. When it was learned
lhat only six men and Lieutenant Hobson
wer to go there was considerable disappointment on all sides and when the New
York's contingent went over the side later on Wednesday night some of those
ivho were left were almost ready, brave
nnd strong as they were, to sit down and
All Wednesday night the crews worked
iboard the Merrimac which then lay close
to the New York, and the other ships as
they passed the collier before sundown
cheered her with the same spirit thnt
the British man of warsman cheered the
American sailors' heroism at Samoa.
Lieutenant Hobson paid u short visit to
the flagship shortly hefore midnight and
then returned to the Merrimac on board
of which craft he had heen all day. As
he started down the sea ladder there were
many hands stretched out to grasp his
and many quiet spoken earnest wishes for
his success. It was thought then Hobson would take the Merrimac in early in
tho morning.
At 3 o'clock the admiral and Flag Lieutenant Staunton got into the launch to
make an inspection of the Merrimac. The
working gangs were still on board of her
and on board the New York the officers
of the flagship stood on the quarter deck,
tlieir glasses foeussed on the big black
hull tliat was to form an impassable obstruction for Spain's best ships.
The minutes slipped by, the crews had
not completed their work on the Merrimac, but nt last, a boatload of men, black
and tired out, came over to the flagship.
Last of nil at 4:30 o'clock came the admiral, lie had been delayed by a breakdown of the steam launch.
Flrnt Attempt—Galled Back.
Dawn was breaking over Santiago de
Cuba and nearly everybody thought it
was too late for the attempt to be made
that morning. Then somebody cried:
"She is going in!"
Surely enough, the seemingly deserted
collier was seen heading straight, for Morro castle. The torpedo boat Porter was
lying in near the flagship and Admiral
Sampson's orderly, Lieutenant Staunton,
snatched up the megaphone and hailed
the Porter, saying: "Porter, there; tell
the Merrimac to return immediately."
Smoke was pouring from the Porter's
smokestacks and the dark little craft
darted toward the shore. By that time
darkness had quite disappeared and
quickly as thc fust torpedo boat tore
through the water it seemed as if Bhe
would never head oft* the Merrimac.
At last, when under the range of the
Spaniards the Porter crossed the Merrimac's bows and a sigh of relief went up
from the eager watchers, for they thought
that it wns  sure death  for Hobson  to
venture in at that hour. Sometime after
5 o'clock tlie Porter came tearing back
and the Merrimac to every one's surprise,
kept her position. Admiral Sampson,
Captain Chadwick and Lieutenant Staunton could not understand until Lieutenant Fremont from the deck of the torpedo
boat shouted: "Lieutenant Hobson asks
permission to continue on his course. He
thinks he can make it.''
But in stern tones the admiral sent
Hobson a message to the effect that the
Merrimac must return at once and in
due course of time the doomed collier
slowly steamed buck, her commander evidently disappointed with the order received from the admiral through the commander of the Porter, Hobson's figure
standing out vividly on the lonely bridge
of the Merrimac.
All day yesterday the collier lay near
the flagship and more elaborate preparations were mnde to carry out the mission
of the Merrimac successfully. During
these preparations Hobson was tireless,
cool and confident, supervising personally
every little detail. When finally Hobson
went on board the Merrimac last night
he had been without sleep since TVednes-
day morning. His uniform was begrimed, his hands were black and he looked
like a man who had been hard at work
in an engine room for a long time.
As he said good bye, the lieutenant
remarked that his only regret was that
all of the New York's volunteers could
not go with him.
Tno Men Who DlHobeyed Orderj*.
When the Merrimac started yesterday
morning on the trip for which she was
recalled she had on board of her two
men who had no right to be there.
They were Assistant Engineer Crank of
the Merrimac and Boatswain Alullin of
the New York, who had becn working
on the collier all day. These two men
refused to leave the ship and as their disobedience was of the nature whieh produced the Cushiugs and Farraguts of the
American navy it was not officially recognized.
The spirit shown by the men and officers of the fleet in connection with the
Merrimac expedition is really grand ami
beyond being merely expressed in words.
Under these circumstances one can imagine the immense feeling of satisfaction
experienced when it became known that
Hobson and the crew of Uie Merrimac
were sufe.
News of Tlieir Safety.
Later in the day a boat with a white
flag put out from the harbor and Captain Oviedo the chief of staff of Admiral
Cervera, boarded the New York and informed the admiral that the whole of the
party hud ben captured and that only
two of them had becn injured. Lieutenant
Hobson had not been injured.
It appears that the Spanish admiral
was so struck with the courage of the
Merrimac's crew that he decided to inform Admiral Sampson that they had
not lost their lives but were prisoners of
wur und could bc exchanged. The dingy
portion of the program does not appear
to huve been carried out which leads to
tlie belief that she may have been smashed by a shot, for Hobson's men drifted
ashore on an old catamaran which had
been slung over the Merrimac's side at tlie
last moment as an extra precaution. They
were captured and sent to Santiago under
guard previous to being transferred to
Morro eastle, where they nre now understood to be confined.
Dualue.a l-olnter-,—PeriOBal Note.—
Curlou. Facta—ltecord of Crimes
and Cnaualtlea—I'roirrea. of Alauu
factorlea—Rellfflou.  Note..
The   Ifonae   Ileclilea   to   Noil-Concur
In   the  War  He venue   III 11.
Washington, June 0. — The center ot
legislative interest was in the house today, owing to the return of the revenue
hill from the senate for house action. It
was generally understood a majority of
the members proposed to adopt a rule
providing for the adoption of tlie resolution of general non-concurrcnee in the
senate amendments and agreeing to the
conference asked by the senate on Saturday.
The democrats desiring to vote separately upon the senate amendments, notably the seigniorage provision, came prepared to accept defeat at the hands of the
majority, but determined to enter their
protest and put on record their position.
An unusually large attendance was in evidence.
Representative Hailman of Montana
introduced a joint resolution directing the
secretary of tlie navy to have prepared
and delivered suitable medals of honor to
Lieutenant Hobson and each member of
his crew for gallant, heroic und patriotic
services rendered the United States at
Santiago harbor on June 3, 181)8. It appropriates .fhTOO for the purpose.
The house, on a rising vote, decided to
non-concur and send the war revenue bill
to conference.    The house conferees appointed arc Dingley, Payne ana Bailey.
Conferee,   Meet.
Washington, June 0.—The conferees on
the war revenue bill met in the room of
the  senate committee  on  finance at  3
lock. The senate conferees express confidence that the conference will be concluded before the end of the week.
Snd  Kew,   for  Grldlej-  Family.
Erie, Pa., June 0.—Last night the family of Captain (Iridley, residing here, was
notilied by the navy department of thc
death of their husband and father in Japan as a result of the battle at Manila.
Captain Cridley has two daughters and a
son. Mrs. Oridley was in I lie midst of
preparations to go to San Francisco to
meet hcr husband and accompany him
across the continent to his home.
Cniitured hy Cuknn Troop..
Washington, June fl.—The navy department snys reports have been received that
the insurgents have won several victories
over the Spanish in Santiago province and
have taken 50 ollicers and 1800 men prisoners.
Sampson is arranging with Cervera for
Hobson and party to bc exchanged.
Four-fifths of the people in London never enler a place of worship.
Tho government has expended $1,000,-
000 for army mules.
E. W. Knight, correspondent of the London 'Times, lias reached Havana.
A son of Biigliam Young, the great
Mormon prophet, has failed for $1,069,-
Mrs. Betsy Barker, of North Grafton,
Miss., has just celebrated her 100th birthday.
Days of grace, customary in banking
methods, have been abolished in Hhode
In broad daylight, at Dover, N. IL,
tramps boldly walked Into a livery stable
and stole a horse.
Tn all the scaeoast cities there is great
demand for insurance against loss by
All the large breweries in Cleveland, O.,
except two, are to bc consolidated into
one corporation.
Forty Krupp guns have been smuggled
from Germany through France into Spain
as kitchen furniture.
Count Eugene A. Van Wnldiok, of Holland, has enlisted in the United States
army at Cleveland, Ohio.
The government has accepted the offer
of a battery by John Jacob Astor, of New-
York. It will be equipped for mountain
Shocked by the uridraped figures in the
statuary hall of the Omaha exposition
Miss Dorothy Manar took an ax and
chopped a number of groups to pieces.
Of the 18,000,000 population of Spain
about 12,000,000 can not read or write,
8,700,000 have no visible means of support, and more than 91,000 are professional beggars.
The number of foreigners in Japan is
only 824(1, of which 3042 are Chinese,
1878 English, 1022 Americans, 403 Hermans, 391 French, 222 Russians, 127 Portuguese and 80 Dutch.
Horse meat has become a staple article
of food in Manila. None but the wealthy
can afford to buy beef, which now sells
for $2 per pound. Potatoes are sold by
weight, at 50 cents a pound.
The widow of George M. Pullman, the
Chicago millionaire ear builder, has re*
noiiced the will of her husband nnd accepted her dower right, which enables her
to provide for her sons.
The French government has issued an
official, denial oi the rumors of the occupation, cession or sale of any Spanish
territory to France. Cuba and the Philippines were mentioned in the rumor.
Senor de Castro, at Tampa, Fla„ just
from Malanzas, says that if the United
States docs not aid the Cuban rccon-
centrados within three weeks nearly all
of them will die of starvation.
The rainy season is just beginning in
Tampa, Fla., is now secure against hostile attacks.
France nnd the United Stales have
signed a reciprocity trade agreement.
The black plague is making frightful
headway at Hong Kong, China.
The production of California sweet
wines from August 1 to May 1 was 7,000,-
000 gallons.
Train loads of walnut logs are constantly arriving at Philadelphia for shipment
to Europe.
Governor Leedy of Kansas has refused
to commission Jerry Simpson to raise a
regiment of volunteers.
The Hamburg-American steamer Brasilia is loading at Baltimore 309,000 bushels of grain for Germany.
Guadaur and R. M. Johnson will row
for the world's sculling championship at
Vancouver harbor July 1,
Thc three Spanish spies who attempted
to blow up Fort Taylor, at Key West, escaped to sea in a small boat.
Weyler is represented ns being anxious
to go to Cuba, and if sent he declares lie
will invade the United States.
At the suggestion of General Wheeler,
the cavalry which will invade Cuba will
be provided with Catling guns.
A list of Spanish spies in the United
States has been secured by United States
secret service defect ives at Montreal.
The Philadelphia common council has
passed a bill appropriating $11,200,000 for
new city buildings and improvements.
'Die postotlice department will allow
natural history specimens to pass through
the mails as "samples of merchandise.''
It is reported tliat United States Ambassador White is much pleased at evidences of strict neutrality on the part of
William Median, a pioneer gold hunter
on the Yukon river, was shot from ambush by Indians near Skaguay, Alaska,
and instantly killed.
Senator Lodge of Massachusetts has introduced in the senate a bill for the annexation of Hawaii, as an amendment to
the war revenue bill.
The postal clerk force at Ohlckamauga
Park has been increased and is now equal
to that required liy a community of 28(1,-
000 population in other places.
Fire destroyed nenrly $400,000 worth
of property in tlie best business portion of
Dallas, Tex., Friday, and J. Walter Cowan, a collector, was burned to death.
Senor Castelar advises Spain to be reconciled to isolation by being compelled to
fight unaided, but adds that "the Yankees
ean blockade our islands, but not our lion-
The United Styiles hospital relief ship,
now undergoing transformation at the
Brooklyn navy yard, will, when finished,
be the first boat of the kind ever put
a tlmt.
General Roy Stone, of the division of
highways of the agricultural department
nt Washington, hns becn detailed to manage thc construction of roads for our army
ln Cuba.
Bids have been invited for the construction  of three battleships, authorized  in
[ the last naval bill. The plans call for the
! most powerful vessels of their type yet
constructed in this country.
The general deficiency appropriation
bill, to be passed at this session of congress, will carry the largest appropriation
of nny deficiency bill for years, if not iu
the history of the government. It will
amount to at least $200,000,000, anil probably more.
Representative Achison of Pennsylvania bus introduced iu tlie house a bill increasing the pay of enlisted men who in
time of war serve outside the territorial
limits of the United Suites liio per cent of
the rate as fixed by law during tlie period
of such service.
Senator Quay of Pennsylvania has introduced in the senate a lull providing
that tiie pensions of all soldiers who
served in the war between tlie states
which have been cut down shall be restored and declaring tliat no pension Lo a
soldier shall be less than $12 a month.
Speaking of tlie wonderful accuracy of
the gunners on our warships, Captain
lliggin-on of ihe battleship Massachusetts
recently stated tliat "the Indiana put a
shell from her 13 inch gun through a target 2000 yards distant and then put a
second shell through the same hole.
Our great battleship Oregon traveled
from Puget sound to Key West, 17,4112
miles, without break or accident. She
steamed 4000 miles, from San Francisco
to Callao, ill 10 days without once slopping her engines. No other battleship
ever steamed so far continuously.
The house of representatives has passed
the senate resolution authorizing tlie secretary of the navy to present a sword of
honor to Admiral Dewey, and cause lo be
struck bronze medals commemorating lhe
battle of Manila bay tor distribution to
the ollicers and men of our Asiatic squadron.
I : . -. i IM i i.n
U hill,
nf     III,*
i   So   l.iv.
Heraldic    ninl
ly .lust  Now.
Extensive   Depot*!t
ed  I'p  fc'en
Have- Heen Open
'   the   Sen.
Washington, June 5.—"Notes on the
Philippines" have been Issued by the state
department as one of the 31 advance
sheets of the consular reports.
One expert extensively quoted, Frank
Carnth, says that extensive gold deposits
have been opened up quite near the sea,
assuring a large output for many years
to eome. lt has also been proved that
they extend over a wide district, Alluvian
gold is found in thc island of .Mindanao
and there arc extensive copper deposits
in Luzon,
While no true coal lias been found,
there is lignite of a good quality, quite
useful for steam vessels. This is in greal
quantity. Roughly washed alluvial gold
has been found lo contain rubies and
The pamphlet author speaks in the
highest terms of thc character of the natives. 'The family tie is very strong,
children arc orderly, pn rents respected antl
the race has an in-bred courtesy and prudence and ready hospitality is never missing. Eight million natives inhabit the
Philippines, food resources arc ample and
famine is unknown.
When   Thlfl   Deceit,   lVriiilnnlble
Wur,   Hunt   He  Abandoned.
The honorable Dons are highly indignant over Lhe alleged Hying of the Spanish Hag hy some of the American warships in Cuban waters, says the Indian*
upolis Journal. There is no occasion for
exploiting Spanish honor or morality. The
use of the enemy's Hug is permissible in
war within certain Imitations. According
to one writer, quoted in a Washington
dispatch: "The regulations of the United
States navy state that the use of a foreign tlag to deceive an enemy is permissible, but that it must be hauled down before a gun is tired, and under no circumstances is an action to be commenced or
an engagement fought without the display of the national ensign."
Another authority says: "It is forbid
den in war on land to make use of the
enemy's Hag for purpose of deceit. On
the sea the national Hag ol a public armed
vessel must bc displayed before an engagement begins or a capture is made."
This implies that the enemy's tlag may be
used for purposes of deceit up to thc time
of tiring, when tlie ship's own colors must
be displayed. The use of the enemy's Hag
to mislead is no worse than the dissemination of false dispatches, which the Spaniards have practiced very freely.
Appointed   Colonel   of thr Third   NI'll riiM kit Volunteers.
Lincoln, Neb., June 5.—Adjutant General Berry has received a telegram from
Secretary Alger saying that the Third
regiment, Nebraska volunteer infantry.
organized by W. J. Bryan, has becn ac
cepted  by  the government and  that it
old lie added to the contingent going to
the Philippines.
When this news was received Mr. Ilrynn was so notified and went to Governor
Hnleomb's office and a conference was
hehl, the outcome of which, although it
has not becn publicly announced was thnt
Mr. Bryan was appointed colonel of the
regiment und given his commission.
Adjutant General Berry at once issued
the first general order in the history of
the new regiment. It was addressing the
members and officers, urging them to drill,
perfect their organization and be ready
for the call to mobilize iu this city.
Liter news from Washington wns to
the effect that mustering officers would
be sent here in the nenr future and thc
regiment sworn in and ordered to San
Francisco, where the First regiment of
this city is already located.
Corbin'* night of Way.
Washington, June 6.—The bill granting
right of wny through the Colville reservation to Corbin's railroad was called up by
Representative Jones today nnd passed
the house.
Strong; Force of iiiltt-ii State* Troop*
i.ii-nj.-ci nt Port A vul dare*-*—Cnu-
■loiiAtlinu Heard From Cape iiui-
i len—Protest AkiiIumi Spnui*li
$iilt*K In Canada*
Cape Maitien, Haiti, June 0.—At H
o'clock this morning strong cannonading
was heard before Port Aguidares. A
quarter of an hour later the noise of can
lionading was greatly increased, the Iir-
ing evidently preceding from guns of tlie
largest caliber.
A il m I rn I NiiinpMoii There,
New Vurk, June fl.—A special from
Cape Maitien to day reports tliat at daylight this morning, under cover of Admiral Sampson's guns, forces of the L'nited States were landed at Agiiidares, a
short distance cast of Sanli igo harbor,
Sli'K-e Gun*-,
New York, June (i.—A special from
Kingston reports that 5000 United Stales
troops have lauded near Punta Cabrera,
a little to thc west of Santiago, where
a junction was effected witli General
Calixto Qarcia's army <>f •MX) insurgents,
lt is landed thc landing was effected under cover of fire from Simpson's ileet.
With the troops were several heavy
siege guns.
\\ra*1iIna;ton Comment.
Washington, June t>. Naval officers
Bhook tlieir heads in tlie negative this
morning at the stories circulated to the
ell'ei t that troops had been lauded in force
at Santiago. They were so confident tlie
reports were premature as tn warrant the
belief that, from their knowledge ol' the
movements of transports at Tampa and
Mobile, it would not be possible for troop
ships to lime arrived by this time on the
south coast of Cuba.
The Resolute, reported yesterday to
have been at Nicholas .Mole, for a brief
space of time, is not. a troop ship in the
strict sense of tlie term, She is a marine
transport and has ou board the NOn marines taken to Key West on thc Panther.
The cable-cutting ship sent down by the
signal corps to Santiago to cut the cables
connecting Cuba with thc outside world
has not yet completed that work, for
General Greely, who is directly in charge
of it. had notice yesterday that the cable
leading from Guantanamo to Haiti wns
said to be still in operation.
This particular cable was reported in
Ihe press dispatches to have been cut. but
it is probable n mistake was made and
uie of the local cables running olong tli'1
coast of Cuba was cut under the impression that it was the main line. It is believed, however, that this last link that
remains to conned Havana with Madrid
will not last longer than a day or two
Cables connecting Key Wesl and Havana will not be interfered with by our
government, inasmuch as the censorship
exercised at Key West prevents them being used iu Spanish interests.
Thc department of v.ar this morning
sent a list id prisoners at Fori McPlierson
to Admiral Sampson, and the admiral
himself will enter into communication
with Cervera respecting au exehange*of
prisoners. (lerveru will be allowed to
select from the list of persons whom lie is
willing to take in exchange for Constructor Hobson and the gallant crew that
manned the Merrimac on her last run. The
officials hardly expect to complete the exchange of prisoners in less than two
Captain Sigsbce has gone back to New
York to join his ship, the St. Paul. While
in Washington he spent a good deal of
time before the naval war board, and it is
supposed the members of the latter were
availing themselves of Iho extensive
knowledge of the topography of Havana
harbor and of the character of the defenses
ihere possessed by Slgsbee.
AmbiiNHiidor Hny't Protest.
London. June 0.- -Ambassador Hay called at the foreign oflice today and presented evidcn.e tliat Spanish o.ucials arc niak
ing Canada a base of operations, and protested against the continuance of this
practice. Thc protest is based on the faet
tbat it would be a Drench of neutrality for
Great Britain to permit hcr territory to
be used for such hostile purposes. Colonel
Hay also recently drew the attention of
thc foreign office to thc small exporlfttions
from Great Britain of war munitions for
nn July 4, 1770. after lhe ''.eclaralion of
Independence had been rrad to the Continental congress, it wis resolved "that
Dr. PrankMn, iir. ,j. Adam* and Mr. Jef-
I'. r.son he a committee to prepare a devil .■ lor a seal of the United States, -savs
the PtiMadelphla ltecord.   Tbey reported
cu AUffUSl in, and tlie shieldllke design
Ihey recommended had in one of its six
divisions an eagle—a very Insignificant
Utile f.-llow, hy the way—that played a
most Important part on the device.
The two main figun-s were the Goddem
Of   Lil.eriy   and   tiie   GoddM*   of   Justice,
who stood beneath -the "Eye of Providence." on this design we meet officially fur the tirst timo tliat well-known expression, "JO Plurlbus Unum." The quotation was a famiHar one to the colonisis
ils lhe motto of tlie Gentleman's Magazine, and naturally siiKKcsted Itself ns the
most appropriate description of lhe new
order of things.
To make a long slory short, the pro-
iwsed seal was not accorded a favorable
reception, and tlie committee's report wa.1*
laid on the table,
Nothing further was done until March
2."., ITTH, when the matte*, was referred to
a new committee, consisting of "James
Lovell of Massachusetts, Mr. Scott of
Virginia, and William Iloustoun of Georgia." After some debate their report was
ordered to recommitted to a new committee, composed of Middleion and Rutledga
of South Carolina and Jioudinot of New
Two years later the records show activity in the efforts to evolve a suitable
device for thc seal, and in the meantime
llie commit ice rports were referred to the
secretary of congress, Charles Thomson.
The name of Arthur Lee, a member of
congress from Virginia, just returned
from Franco, also appears as one of the
members to whom designs were submitted, The assistance of William Horton,
M. A., a resident of Philadelphia, was also
sought, and he submitted an elaborate
design whicli contained very little lhat
was subsequently used. But it ls hero
that llie eagle for the first time prominently appears. In the description of the
device llie bird is mentioned as being
••emblematic of sovereignity."
Another design was submitted by
Charles Thomson, the secretary of congress. Here wo stilt further trace the
process of evolution in the American
eagle. Though we aim to divest tills little
history of the "hoast of heraldry," the
following description conveys an excellent idea nf ihe device;
"The shield borne on the breast of an
American eagle, on the wing and rising
proper. Jn the dexter talon of the ea^le
an olive branch, and lu the sinister a bundle of arrows, over the head of the eagle
a constellation of stars, surrounded wilh
bright rays, and at a liltle distane©
clouds, ln the bill of Llie eagle a scroll
with the words, 'K I'iuribus Unum.' "
Tiie next and last report is indorsed 'Mr.
Barton's Improvement on ihe secretary's
device.' "
Tills made some slight alterations In the
secretary's design, and, after Itself undergoing  certain   changes,   it   was  adopted
June X 1S72. So all things considered, we
suppose we are justified in saying tliat the
great, glorious and indestructible American eagie .-as born not quite llt> years
tmerlcnns  Toiler   Thnn   Any   niiu-
■luce of Civilised Men.
The Yankee is the tallest of civilized
men. lu Europe the Scandinavian is the
only one thai approaches bim in average
height, says the lie- .Moines Leader. Even
the Englishman is a hall' inch shorter,
ami the German a trifle more than au
inch. The average American volunteer
stands 5 feet "A inches in his stocking
feet, whereas the Spanish soldier averages
nearly two inches shorter. The American
is K( pounds heavier than liis antagonist,
and his chest expansion is markedly
greater, During the civil war the biggest men came from Kentucky, averaging
a trifle ovcr 5 feel s- indies. Close behind
was Kansas, with .Minnesota, Missouri]
California and Nevada following in ihe
order given. 'Ihe men from all these
states averaged 5 fed S inches. Maine,
Illinois and Michigan fell two-tenths of
an inch below that mark, ami next camo
Ohio and Pennsylvania. .Massachusetts
and Connecticut were at the foot oi tin'
list, the volunteers from thc latter stales
averaging only 5 feet (i\ inches.
Superintendent of West Point Called
tu   the    lield.
Sv\ V re    S li octC «    'Mi ru UK ll    tlie    North-
t'l'ii   I'nrl   of   K ciiiimU * .
St. Louis, dune 0. —A special to the
Post-Dispatch from Cincinnati says: A
severe earthquake occurred in northern
Kentucky between '2 uud .i a. m. today.
At Paris several persons were thrown
from their beds. At Maysville the vibrations lasted 30 seconds and were very
strong. At Millerfiburg the people were
panic-stricken and many tied from their
homes. The shock was felt for two minutes, spreading terror among the people.
At Cynthiana the shock was accompanied by a loud report, and at Owens-
villc meteors fell during the day.
Cupltnl u( china.
London. June 0.—The Globe says today
it learns from a reliable source that the
Tsi Lung Yanieti (Chinese foreign office)
has decided to make Sinn Fy, province of
Shcn Si. capital of thc Chinese empire iu
place of Pekin.
Third Artillery.
San Francisco, June fl.—Four batteries
of the Third United States artillery went
into camp today under command of Major
llcss on the parade plain at the Presidio,
near the Sixth California infantry.
Nails, it is snid, may be driven into
hard wood without bending if they lire
first dipped in lard or oil.
Washington. June o. — Colonel H. O.
Ernst, corps of engineers, superintendent
of the West, Point military academy, who
was recently appointed a brigadier general
of volunteers, has been ordered to report
to Major General Wilson, commanding
the Sixth army corps at Cliickainauga foi
assignment  to n command.
It is said at thc wnr department that
the vacancy thus created iu the super ill
tendency of the military academy will not
be  filled   unless  it   becomes  evident   that
General Ernst's absence will be prolonged
beyond Ibe beginning of next fall term.
Meanwhile the affairs of the institution
will be administered by Colonel it. L.
Hein, First cavalry commandant of cadets, the second ranking officer on duty
Mis   In   n   Corner,   Sny*  Nothing*,   hut
Does   111b   Work   Well.
The slickest draughtsmnn In our office
at this kind of work is a little, dark eom-
plexloned fellow who sits In a corner and
says never a word, says the American
Machinist He has a glass eye and three
wooden legs. Ills name is "Camera." Ha
lakes his cap off at a drawing for only
a minute, and says to the foreman: "I
have made a more accurate copy than
any tracer In the office could have done;
every line is exact, every circle is true,
and all your figures nre correctly copied.
If you are using your drawing for constant reference I will only delay you a
moment, and your copy will be ready fo:*
printing In an hour." To any intelligent
man such nn appeul will not pass Without a careful examination."
Ih   Hound   for  Cuhn.
London, June G.—A dispatch to the
Daily Telegraph from Gibraltar says: The
Cadiz reserve squadron is now a week
out and bound for Cuba.
There are in round numbers 2000 cheese
factories in ('anadu. THK   MINEK.
whicb. with  the available equipments,  ExCCUtOr'S NotlCC toCrcdltOrS
would bu able lo cope wi:h nny ordinary 	
conflagration. pURSUANT t
die "Trustees nnd Executors
...ri."  notice is hereby given tliat nil
Creditor, an.l  other,   having  clttfraa or ie-
mend, agaiii.1 ilu* estate ol Thoranl < apBey,
Inlo Uranil 1'ralrie, ln the County of Yale.ltanoh*
X'o , -A.-. '.A,-f
Attention ii called to the delinquent
tat  list,   printed  in  another column. ;:; '.r'V.'i..'.''.Vk..i ..';V in- yi.i.U}* ..i; T < <        ^      «t.T\.T«*.I<.<.
Some of our Citi«ns may be surprised lo -   . ';* j&W£W,S!& LlCCHSing LOUH MOtlCC
find theii names on the list, but they are and .loliu McLaren, of/irand r.i'uri   **'
j-tlB MINED I: print. 1 on   Ial n lay., and will
be mailed to any addresi      Cauada or the
i:i.ii-.*.l ;*.t,.i... Uii olio year   in ci Ipt ol two
dollars.   Slngl.
'.... r"'"  '£"1"° '     ''   , „. Und their names on the list, but tbey are iii :!.',i'.V,-iiVu,';;,7;;'.r;^;n.rV;,air,,*.ai.,re,»i.i,
,'■    ■    ■ ■ ..  i   .. Inserted al • ' and Jamas Seale, of Nelson, Wash , aforcsnll,     A SetUngof theDlcensliiEOoiirtfortheSouth
,i,,. ,.„,,,   l0c„„ irel] Ilm  lirsl   there aud unless the taxes aie p-in on **,o executors therein named, on the Oth day of eru portion ofthe Osoyoos Division ol Yalo Dis
nr   hefnrr    Wednesday    I-lv    M    lhe M«»*. »-'• are required to send foil particulars  trlotwlll be held at
luscrtlon.    :'■■■     ■ running for s   or   Deiorc,   weanesaay,   j  iy    ij, 0f m,*;], claims or demands duly verified to the  „„„„.. „„,-
mthsarc.       id   nroncrtv will be s-1.1.    Under U.e  law said eaecutor, to the address ot ll. S. Cayley,
■''.*, ,     , ,      „_„. solicitor, Grand rorki.B-.C, on or before the
ol tl is country, any lands or other prop- Qf Junej l8p8_
erty in tbe province, oi persons owing;   A]] ,ms|1b o(dng ^ fM „5la,c nro re.
lelinquent   taxes, may  be   seized  and quired to pay their Indebtedness forthwith.
I piles   .                                 '-!  I"-  sour      ,,   '      ,   ,    ,                   :. ;      „,,;„„     And notice is hereby given that aftersnch
* Bold to fatisfy tie same, so it »s a paying l0Bt ,nonu„ncd date the ojeouiors will pro-
-.,-,-••, .in--.tend  to  th-  matter a cccd to distribute tho ossets of the snid estate
proposition to attend  to  to-  matitr  »' amon|[lt  lhe  patuestsntilled thereto, baviiig
(••ice. regurd ouly to the claims pr demands of whicli
  ilK'sinii executors or their s-illcKoi1 shall then
 . bave notice, and thai the-Baid ezecuton will
The Victoria Colonist says that 'I.- not be liable for lho assets or any part tt
A. Hamilton and F. W.  Russel, of the
(McQill Univ.)
Coroner fur Ijrunil Forks Mining Division
of Yale District.  '
OFFICE I—Jubilee Hospital, (irand Forks, B. C.
. ., ■   ■   i               every   pari  "I  tl;
ttlons upon live
:. St.
.i: PHIS USO I   ri
A Idress I   '..   McCARTl R<S      -'■':.
Ql \' :•  FORKB. B. (
:!. '!. . vi .:. ■• -i. ..
'.'. uu, Ml C.KT8K ...
. ...   .   ll    U. •   ill      '•    *
- ne - Mnnegor
    . « lilcr.
SA1 URL) OT, |UNE il, 18 8.
Carson 1 o       '.
i.O.O.F. •:
o. o. F. :<<>. ?.?■
• *   - ITt-RI-AY
Osoyoos and Midway, Wednesday, tlte 15tb
Day ol Jtiuc, IS98,
At the l.nurof II o'clock ill Uii-- forenoon.
C. A. K. Lamhlv.
Government oflice, B. o„ id May, 1898.
■ ■.■;: in the!i
; . | I lui itai Ion oa
'"*'K"''        „"        ON, N.a
Wm. M. I i.'.he. It. B.
C !'. R, land department, leave to-mor-
ro-v   for    1. .undary   Creek   distriyt   in
Southern  Jln-.ish Cclurohia to lay out
townsitea  along the  new  railway   line:
from Robson to ler-ticlon."   VVottder it'
tbat'B a sarcastic allusion to tho intentions of Ibe 0. P R. toivatd the towns:
which s- nl in petitions asjcjng that Cor-
bin's charter be granted?
Candidates aie becomio
bees around  a  molassas
I fort- so distributed to any person of whose
claim oi demand I.e shall iheu have hud no-
s.iliiitur for Executors. Qraud Forks.
Iintcil thiB Utli day of Mny, 1808.
Dale nl lirsl publication, Mav llth, MM.
Pate of lasi publication, June ith, J'-'.w.
TAKE NOTICE lhat the general animal
meeting of the sliiiri'lifililers of Ihi
"Pathfinder Mining, Reduction and in
days after date 1 Intend to apply to the
Cldi-I Commissioner of Lands o'ud Works for
permission to purchase tho following described
liiinl nittiatcin thc district of Yah. and IviiiK
between the Kottlo rivor where it skirts the
south bouudary of Lot 719 aiid the Interna,
tlonal Bouudary Line and more particularly
described as:—-Comuiqilctng at u post marked
"0. K. Milbourne's N. E. corner ami Initial
post" nn.l running tbouce south 10 chains,
iiu-iH'e west80 chains, thence Nortli to Kettle
river, theuco cast fduowlng Kettle river ti) initial post, coutolulng 800 acres more or loss.
Ciiaiu.i:s K. Mll.llOUKNIv.
Dated nl Grand Forks, ll. 0. March BJat, 1B98.
Date of first publication, Aprils, IS'.w. *
Date of last publication, Junn 1th, 1808.
pr ipri ■   .   ■
\   NE /   '   I BER.
ue o :cm* a change in the .
. p of  u ■   Miner.   Frank
11. Mi • l-.i:i.   !..;:, Bdojitted into
■y firm a: d lhe paper will in tbc future
Tie conducted by Y. II. McCarter &
The new management will pet f'.r-.l.
cve.yiffor to make the paper b-.'1'...r
than b-.fote and lo m rit all the patronage which it may receive. As soon as
busine: s ■••..' j istify :- ' . . iper w II ! .
printed .i'l at home, and ils field will bc
extended to take in the m'ire dis'ric*..
It is the hope and atn of the pub»ishcrs
to make the Miner, at uo far distant
uy.■*, i.ot eii'y the i p essntatiye paper
o' the Boundary Creek section but ol
tie entire Boundary an.1 Kettle Riv
district as .vi :J.
i some ur.ae 'ouiilable cause llie lariyest!
I ni.in' or of aspirants for legislative bon-!
ors seem to e •:::■■ fiom  Rossland, where
.. -ompnny, Limited Llahllily, for the
,. dpctton of directors tunl the transaction of
u,-u    [euerai busluase, will takeplaoeat tho head
For  olllco .i tl	
i tho hour of 12
nt Grand Forks, II. 0.
Saturday, June I8tb, 1898,
an.1 tu!:.-i.otici. that at such moeting, special
biislueBs will he transacted with relerence to n
salo of tin- t-atliflndor mineral cl.fm nn.l the
it IS s'lul that a person eanuc- t;o down   authorizing ol tho directors to disposo of the
,. ,     . ■ . i   ... i..i'i..„  _,,._   whole or auy part of the assets of the company.
Columbia avenue without falling ever   .„,,,.■•,     *'   Blgnod, Frank BaABB.Bcc'y.
at Il.isI eight of ten. j    Dated at Qrand Forks, May 13th, 1898.
Through an error, tbe article regaad- ~
ing the extension ot the C. &W,to
Midway, printed in last week's issue,
was not credited to the Rossland Miner,
from which it was clipped. The Miner
will please accept our apologies.
WHERE 13 A   '.Mi.
Ever Mii-e the
passed by Ihe i: gi I
... Y.u„ ti:,: East Ri ::
the Koss'.and electoral
mtion bill w*as
.ive assembly,
; of Yale 011:1.
district instead.
Will   Head   the   Opposi,ion
[fl rr pran, j l^^l^A^	
ill IA IV    I   I IM ! NOTICE is hereby given Hint lhe annual ox-
"still   i   tin    *'   niniiiniiiiii nfciindiiiutes for oortlfloates of
•1111 V 1 111   iiiuilliinitioii to loach In lliy Pubtlo Schools of
3       the I'rovlni-i- will b*a lu-M as follous. enmmeue-
■ hie on Monday, Julv-ttli. 1893, at 8:15 a. m.: —
Victoria....... In South Park School Building.
Vancouver In Hi-*h school Building.
Kamloops lu Public Si-hool Building.
Each applicant must forward n notice, thirty
days beforo the oxdimuutioii, stating tlie class
and grado of certificate lor which lie will bo u
can.1'late, tin- optional subjects selected, and
ai which of tho above-named places he will at-
Kvery notice ol intention to ho an applicant
puis) bo acaompauipd ivitli siuisl'aetory testimonial ol moral character.
Cnndidntos are notified that all of the above
re , liremenls in. si lie fulfilled before tlieir ap-
11I1. ntlonscan bo Hied
Aile.ni.il.laic--for First class, Grado A, Certificates, Including Graduates, must attend in
Victoria iii lake tbo subjects prescribed for July
1:1th and 1 lib lnstanlB, uml to undergo required
oral examination.
B. D. 1'OPE,
Superiutoudeut of education
Edncallnu Olllcc,
Victoria, Mav Itll, 1888.
B. Bogle the   Only   na:i   Who
SUiod    Against     Martin—
Other's   Drew   Out.
The Opposition  convention held list
Wednesday evening in Rossland icsul ed :
in the nomination  of  ] ..ir.es  Mania  to
stand at thc coming provincial  election
as a candidate for the legislature from j
the Kosiland-ISniHidary district,  be do.
fyalinu his opponent, U. li. lSjglc, by a
iitiue. of thc Couuty Court of Yule will
lioldon at
A sil
ut ii
d Forks on Saturday
July,  189S.
i'i:loii: in tlie forenoon,
■ command             s. It.
Iimoht OdlcC, Criuiil Fork
B, C„ Mny IS, 1898.
, pth Day
, j   D. lt. C.
(. --_ __ u,...
t—•J—" v*   1 iAa: -''
tf making it di-trict by itself, there has
been a great hue and cry about tbe In-  "
1 ice of t't.is division, "taxation with-j
out rr presentation,'' and a number of
ki dred subjects, Indeed, up until tbe:
recont meeting at C .rsyn, lor thc purpose of sending delegates 10 the Opposition convention, lhe MINER b.-B joined
In lhe ciy w:th lhe rest, hut from this
time 011 wo bave not a word to cay on
the subject, We are completely dumb-
founded at the startling discovery lhat
bas ji-tbeen Qiade; lhat is: There is
... 1.1 y.i.i.i in tire Boundary country cap-
able of representing this district  in  the   vote of 24 to 10.
ass mbly—fer if a man could not stand Three of tho delegates from Grand
1 [ore tbt Rossland convention he ter- Porks I elt that by taking part in the
tainjy cannot fill a legislative efnec. convention tbiy would   tie   untrue  to
ital anyone told us ihis surprising their  trust  as  representatives of  tlte
iaet   before   last  Saturday  night   we   Boundary country, so they refused to at-
would have put hi:n down as a harmless   tend,
sort of a lunatic and  paid no more at-     Tlte ineoiirg was held  in Douiinioi
lentton to bim.   Bat wc have seen with | ].,,li :-.nd was was preceeded by a lengthy
6ur own eyes, and heard with our own  caucus Irom which all   but  delegates
pars, the reprtuenutiye citizens of Grand  were  excluded.   Uaiiag the progress
l-'otks, Greenwood, Anaconda and  Mjd-   of tl is caucu*-, the Trail delegates set up
way declare, yea, even  by  the  ballot,  claim tbat Duncap $oss, of Greenwood,
lhat the liyundaty district can produce  who carikd 10 proxies, bad too many
no worthy representative. votes, so be ceded four of his proxies, „, , „,,,,,,,,
When the opposition convention at   which gave him seven votes., including       Ilycommand W.O.MoMYKN,
. ■   ,      , ,      ...   , ,. ,     . ■ ... ,. r    ,      Government Olltoe, Midway, B.C.     D, It. c. C.
Rossland was adjourned until June Mb,. his own.   Delegate Spraggett, of this
at the request ol the Grand Forks dely city, bad two proxies and was the only |
gallon, it looked almost certain tbat by I Boundary delegate, w'th the exception
a united cffoit '.ho lioundary etcyk i.eie- ! of Ross, who sat in the convention,
gtttion could secure the nomination of a The platform, as adopted, advocates;
man from this section; in fact it could an eight hour day for men on govern-'
have been done except for the one in- j mint woiks and employed underground
surmountable dilliculty which, like a In mines; the adoption of a law provid-.
fiery dragon reared Us head at the Jast ing for a weekly day of rest for work-'
tuonieiit—the terrible lack ol a ;:.an. men; and the appointment of a gyvern
Wbcn the meeting at Carson was cal- ment boiler inspector, and the licensing
i-.-d together there were asBymbled the of engineers. Other features are a de-
pick a.id flower 01 the Boundary coun mand for a separate representative from
try, but no man worthy o( icpresenting , Boundity; the readj istmcnl of the pro-
it. One alter another cur prominent I vincial representation; the organization
men ■A'ere named over and declared I of the civil serv'ce wj'.h a view to great
their inability to run, until al last it was er economy; liberal expenditures for
tliscovered lhat ;l.e supply w.,s exhaust-) public works; discouragement of O.-ien-
ed and still no man bad been cbosea; so tal immi*<t:tiion; amendments to tbe
nothing rent fined but to support a can- '• land grant so lhat coal may be reserved
didate Irom the other side ol ihe uis- along with other minerals; timber to be
l' .lavs afterdate I Intend to apply to the
Chief Commissioner Qf Limd .t Works Ior permission to purchase the lOlldiVillK dese'lbeil
land Bituateu In tlie Osoynos Division of Yalp
District in tho Province of itritisb Columbia:
Comment in-* ut llie Soiitbensl comer of il. H.
I.i ss's pre-emption, beiui.- n sub-iliviston of lot
T 17,11; llience east 11 cbuins more or less to west
boundary of township xi llience north along
aaid boundary It) chains; thence .vest 11 chains
moro or leas to east lioundary of 11. H. Lee's
pre-emption; thence south along suid boundary
lo chains more or less to point of commencement where is placed 11 legal post marked E. II.
Halls' S.w. corner.   Blgned,      E. U.HALL.
Dated, Ibis8iil day of Mav. 1898.
Date ol lirst publication, May 7'2th, 1898,
Date of last publication, July 2nd, 18118.
Provincial Land Surveyor
And Civil Engineer.
Associate Member Canadian
Society  of civil Engineers,
Solicitor, Etc.,
Olileo, Main Street,    -   GRAND FORKS, B. B.
Provincial Land Surveyor.
Civil Engineer, Etc
Barber Shop.
Centrally Located.  All Work Gauranteed to be
Kin-it-ciuBR in every Respeet.
PETER A. Z- PARE,      *      *      PROPRIETOR.
e Grand Forks
ercantile Company
Having Decided to retire from the DryGoods
Business, Every Article in this Departrnen$
will be Closed Out
Situate In the Grand Forka Mining Division of
Yalfl D^triL't. WbeiL' Located—lu Qreemvpod
KB NOTIOB that I. Robert Denzler Frei
"ncr's CorlJflrato No, 14026A,Intend, Blxty
from in« date hereof, to apply to tiie
ing Recorder for a certificate ot improve*
of obtaining a crown
Be sure and do not miss this great oppor-*
tunity for Dry Goods bargains*
meuta* for tlie purp<
Graut of the above ulair
And further take notice that nction, under
eectlon 37, must be commenced beforo the issuance of suoh certificate ol improvements,
Hated this 20th dav of Mav, 1838.
Date of lirst publication, May 28, lfflS,
Dale of last publication, .lulv BM-M&
ditimte inthe Grand Forks Mining Divison of
Yale District, Where located—In Greenwood
TAKE NOTICE that wo DougaldMclnnis,
Free Miner's Certificate No, 6028, Thomas
Tlglie, Free Minor's Certificate No. i-ioima,
! Roliert   Denzlen  Free Miner's Certllleate  No.
11028 A, Robert Wood, Free Miner's Certificate
j No. 800A, and J.   lions,  Free   Miner's Cerlill
; cato   No.   1866A,   intend,    sixty    (lays    from
the    date   hereof,   to  npply   to    the    Min-
I ing   Recorder   for  a  certificate  of improvements, for tbe purpose of obt.iuing a crown
Grant of tho above claim,
And furthortako notico that action,under section ;>7, must be commenced beforo the Issu
ance of such certiorate of Improvements,
Dated this 20lh day of May, 189".
Hate of tirst publication, May 28, 18118.
Date ol last publication, Julv 80, IB08.
A Bitting of tliu Couuty Court n! Yale will be
holddn nt*
Midway, on Alonday the nth day of
July,   F8Q8,
M.iv, 7tll. l.S'.IS
* « ti
irU&F?i -,
Bath  Roohis,
RIVBESIDK,      -      -      -       GRAND KORKS
Contractor and Builder,
GRAND   FOUKS,   B.   C.
Plan and Bpeclflcatipna drawn, est Unites furnished on all kinds uf building.    Work; strictly
Carriage Factory
D. M. FEENEY,   Proprietor,
Grand Forks Mercantile Company
"Ski" mineral elaim. situate in llie Grand
Forks Mining Division of Osoyoos division of Vale District.
Where located; On Shamrock mountain
about three miles cist of Christina Lake.
pAKK NOTICK thnl I J'.lin Di iiiumon d An
I dcrson, L'.L. S.**! of Prdil,lC, O.. acting as agent for H. A. Williams,' Free Miner's tCerti!l-
entfl No. S170A ond If. U. Gafr, Free Miner's
CertifleatO No. SlOiOS, Intend, Sixty days from
ibe date hereof, to apply to the Milling Recorder for a Cert iii'.-nt coi Improvements, for the
purpose Of obtaining a Crown Grant of tlie
above claim.
And further take notice Unit  nction, under
aectiou.87, must be commenced before the issuance of such Certificate'Of improvements,
John D. ANbicnsoN.
Dated thlsSOth dav of April, 1W3.
Date of IIrat pii.-'iciillon, April BOtU, 1898.
Date of last publication, July 9th, 18'.I8.
situate    in    the
.son of Osoyoos dlv-
disposed of by open competition; agri-
20m Mav, 1898.      i
HW HONOUR thO l.ieutemiut-fiovcrnor hns
heen pleased to appoint the undermentioned persons to he Collectors of Votes, under
the provisions of section bias the "licilistribu-
tlnn Act. 1888." iirtiueti:
John d. siiihai.o, of Revelstoke, for the Revelstoke Riding, Wes; Kootenay Electoral District.
Albxandrb Lucas, o'f Kaslo, for tho slocan
Riding, West Kootenay Eleotnral Distiict.
Roderick F, Toi.mjr, ol Nelson, for the Nelson Riding, West Kootenny Electoral District.
JoiiNlCutKUPi of Rossland, for tho Rosslaud
Riding, West Kootenay Eleotornl District.
LKoHAnn Noruis, of Vernon, for tho East Riding, YaltfEleotoral District.
And II in Honour tho Lieu tenant-Governor has
been pleased lo appoint the undermentioned I TO ng\* Tr. -,
persins to bo Distributing Collectors, under tiie ; *C> t^-UUvjn
provisions of section 17 of tho said Act, mime-   ■©
"in the former Electoral District of West Koo-
teiiiiv. C-KOnOK A. Mi I'.vlij.AMJ. of Nelson.
ln'tbe former East Riding of Vale Electoral
of Grand Forks.
"Beech"!    mineral    cbiiui
Orand Forks miningDlv
laiou of Vale district.
Where located:—pu  shamrock mountain
about three miles east of Christian lake,
TAKE NOTICE that t John Drummond Andor-
1 son, I' L. 8., of Trail, B. C, acting as agent
for W, H. Morrison, freo miner's certificate No
81-35A, Robert <»- Cramer, free miner's certitieate
No. 7D93A, n. C, Hecoh, free miner's certificate
No, 0837A and E. Lavalley. free miner's cert fi ■
cato No. 78287, Intend, sixtv days from ihe date
hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder for a certificate of Improvements, for the
purpose of obtaining a Crown grant of the above
\ud further tako notice that action, under
section B7, inn.-t be comnieuocd before the issuance of sueh certificate of improvements.
J. D; Anderson.
Dated this 23th day of April, 1808.
Dale of lirsl pi ! lir.ition, April 3th, 1833,
Dale of last publication, Julv Ltth, 1838,
The care r.i bones feet and up-to-date
shoeing made a special study. Theie is
nothing in rny line of business 'hat I
don't do and will mako you anything
[rom a wheelborrow to six-horse coach.
Freight extra, Duy one and wc guarantee
yon will never regret it. We have proved them
and know what we are talking about when wc
say thoy are the best wheels for the money ever
produced |
Havo ti standing order tor weekly shipments,
and will handle tlie best fruit money will buy.
Give us a call	
Rivenjlde Ave., south oi jelmouico.
Manufacturer of
Spring   Beds,   Mattresses,
GRAND   FOljKS,   B.   C.
«3£y~Sa*v riling nnd fill Kinds of Repairing.
Distrlot, Hot
St. *'. L'AYj.i;y,
"The Botiila  Gold Mining Company" Regis-
We have never, until  now, heen  able , cultural land to be reserved  for actual
to see any reason for the ,'ovcrnrnent's 1 settlers; repeal of   the mortgage  tax; J Xl, ,,,„
tackitij-* us onto Kosslatn instead of giv- j aboii'.iun ol tlie miners' license as ap-1 CEKTIPICATE  OF THR  REGISTRATION OF I <|
ingvs a separate district, but now   a j plied to woiUmg miners; future aids to]        AN EXTRA-PROVINCIAL COMPANY.       |$
lij-ht breaks in upon us.   Someone must ■ railways to be conditioned to provincial
have told the government that we bad : control, bo'.h of the raising and expen-
no man inthe  Boundarv country  with | diture of capital, the rates ol transpor-
■jimbition enough  to represent  the di^-! iation and the employment of labor; tbe j       tered the 3rd Day ot January, 1898.        j|
Lnct. | regulation of the normal expenditure of -
{the province  to  moet tho  normal  rev.
DELAY IS DANGEROUS, \ emit; the placing of coal minos on the
Now that the waterworks are complet- san,e footing as metalliferous mines
edand about to be turned ovcr to the j with re«''lrd l0 taxation; a substantial
-Ity, and a hose can and 500 feet of hose • incioasc on the tax on wild lands.
Wholesale aud Retail Dealers in
Fresh and Salt Meats, Hams,
Bacon, Lard, Etc.
Grand Forks,   :   :   :   B, C.
I House Finish,
1 . T HMHKIiy CUIflll'V lliiil I hnve ihis day re*   if, Q- -t,      Trfnfi-rWTT
Igutored  "Tho   iir.iiiin iii.iii MiniiiB enm* [(» kJaSll     SAa\A\}Ty*
• ]    i.iiiiy" iis nn K\iia Provincial Oompany tlu*|ffl
%        Store Fronts a Specially,
derthd "(JompaniCB Act, 18*17," to curry out or |
t'HW-l iillnr nnv ol tin! olijei-ts luTi-iliiiftiir flet ;
forth to'whtch tlio Loglslatlvo nnthorlty ol tlie
Leglsloturool lltltlsli ColuiublaoxtondB. I©,, ., /»
A $$&'%^^1v&&jTif. I % Furnsttire Made to Order,
'. s. A.  The amount of lhe enpltal of thp company  ifr)
A ftp- t H>> 'idnntinn nf IVip nlatform thr   I- une uiililon dollars, diviue-l Into nue in Iii ion I A>
has becn purchased uy Uu council and ;    A tie. mu aaopuon oi uie piauorm, me   ^^ of Mfl ([()U[i|. (ui)i   ThQ heafl ofl)M of, w
nooiiuaticn of a candidate was proceed-   the company in tins province is situate in j fa
(irnmt Fork" and Jeir Davis, merchant, whose lift
nforoaald, ih the attor-1 fl>
Saloon and Store Fixtures.
■ no.
v. ill scon be here Dnd  ready  for mc,
lime should be leet in re-organldng'tbeicd wilh- Ji,n-S Martin, I). IJ. Bogle
yolunteer fire department. There is Hugh McCutcheon und F. C. Cotton
plenty of Rood available material from beinfi proposed. Each ol the candi-|.*.i -
which to form u (irsiclass pre depart* dates lh?n mJde a five minule 5Peecb»
faent, provided that they received any I Messrs. McCutcheon and Cotton de-
at from the business men|clin!nff t0 run» and Messrs. Martin and
: Botfle setting forth  in  -nlowin^ terms
and property owners of the city.
adilroMlsGraml Fou^, i
ney for tin- compahv.
tub 'I'm;; of tho oxlstence of the qQmpany is
I'HROBjBCTfl for whieh the company has been
established nre:
To Ij'i*', Md!, lenae, bond, mortgage nnd convey any mtnlnn: property which snid company
may acquire within ibbi-h Columbia or within
the United States of America! to operate said
1 mining property and to do all necessary work
1 »i—:- —.:  -«-—a  .. i.i.   *i,„   ..!„.r    tborcln for the development nnd operation of
the same, nlso lo construct, maintain and operate trails, roads or lines of transportation, either
by water or by rail; tobuihi flumes or oltcbes,
to acquire water-power, and water-tlglits a'nd
electrie'nr other water power, und to leaso or
sell 1110 eo|Aei to erect mills, smelting or reduction works for public or private use, and in fact
, to carry on n general mining business In all of
tin and liogle, who were  the  only ones . |t8 various departrnents ln compliance vvfth the
left in the field  by  the withdrawal of  {K&Ve^^^
McCutcheon and Cotton, tlie  result be-; in tho United BtateBof Amorles, unit tn do all
,, .    , - ,,    ..   , i nili.yr business wli .eh inuy bo ineldcntally no-
Ing the noininatien ol Martin by a  vote | ,.,..M,rv tor tbo carrying nut ol lho gouoroi pur-
' poso 01 snld coii.pnny.
Given ninn i- my hnnd and seal of olllco nt
Victoria, Provinco of British Colombia,
this third day of .luiiunry, mie thoiiMiiul
eight hundred nnd nlnty-o
their entire accord Mth the platform
just adopted and their certainty of success if nominated. When the speech
making had been finished, the convention proceeded to ballot on Messrs. Mar-
About one year ngo a volunteer de
partment was organized but from the
lack of interest manifested in its welfare
by the town council and other cit./.ens,
it was of short duration.
This matter should be looked into r.l
once and a start made for there is no
telling tow soon a lite may spring up
which would doubtless sweep the entire
business  portion of the city, in the ab- j °' •* ft0 ,0*	
cence of a trained organization to check ] Arc Well Satisfied,
its progress. Tne city council 0; our ] Cbas. Oalmette and Herman Hilly :r
neighbor, Greenwood, has very wisely j have returned from Cedar creek, where
passed a bylaw providing for the organ- j they havo beon doing assessment woik
(iation tttld malntalnanca of a volunteer j on tbeir properties, ihe Red Cimid and
fire department. Similar action should j the Morning Star. Tbey repoit 11 most
be taken ut once by  the city guardians j excellent showing  made,   and  express
All orders will roccive Prompt   *•>
attention, |j
EL Spraggett, 1
Grand Forks. B. C.     1
Grand Forks Sash and Boorr
Carpenter and Builder,
Estfmates furnished on Application,  Btoro
Front;, and Flxuros a Specialty.
Registrar oi Joint
. iilit.
ytnok Compani
|iere, wbo should give every encourage
ment to a volunteer department, and
!hen it would only be a matter of a short
Vme before we ffOSld havoafite brigade
Iw :*..'•'*.
tlieir.selvcs as well satisfied with the result of the work done. The Morning
Star joins the well-known Bonanza
property. In (--'night's camp.
Manufacturer of
Brick and Lime*
Contractor of nl] kinds of Muhoii
ii'.atoe on wnrkchcarfully K-lVOUi
-?€€«€€< ;$«-e€€€€€€«QMM€«
Fancy Stationery
Spokane Falls &
Nelson & Ft. Sheppard,
Red Mountain Railways.
The Only All-rail Route, without change
of cars, between Spokano, Rossland and Nelson.
ilAILV F.XC1-1T Rl'UnAY.
polngNorth.                              Going Soiifli
U:27 a. in IIAUDI'S    11:13a.m.
Train leaving Muri-iis at 11.13 a in. uiiikin
clo^c connectlonB atirpokaoo for all
(IIokc Connections at Nelson with steamboat!*
for Kaslo and all Kouteiiny Luke l'oiuts,   ■
I'llsKOiii't-ri. for Kcllle River and flniindiiry
orook aqttnoct at Mnrcc witn fitpyjp daily.
P)o Vou Want a Stove?;
If you do be sure to call and      V
examine my mammoth slock       9
which is he  largest in the
district. Also a complete line
Our stock ig always kept strictfy up      h
to date ln every respect. J
'Tin and Repair Shop in v
Connection      ■ ?
W.K.C. Manly,!
Bridge Street, Orand Forks, B. C.
Wrought Steel  Range.
Dealer In
' Tobacco and Cigars,
The Only Place in Town
that Hartdles Fruit.
rcBh Supply Received Dally.
Groceries, Salt Meats and Minprs Supplies,
•CS^Trospeotors ami Miners will llml it to their interest to give me a call before purch staff
I cun save yon money.   Full Lino ol Fishing Tackle Hut Received.
Choice Wines Liquors and Cigars?
This hofel is located about 12 miles from Grand Forks up the ^lorth fori}.
Good Fishing and Hunting in the vicinity. Jleals served af all'hburj,' aira
the best of sleeping accommodations. *'H. f. TORONTO, proprietor'.'
The Prospectors^
Livery & Feed
Grand Forks, B. C. and Republic, Wash.
Saddle and Pack Horses a Specialty^
Full Line of Harness Goods
lu Connection with Grand Forks stable.  Freighters can Always Find
Plenty of Stall Room
Private KipK between Grand Forks and ltepu-
lic a Specialty.; It will pay yon to cull and get
onr prices if you want anything In the Livery
Line or Pack aud£Saddles HorseB.
First-Class  Accommodations, Good SfabMng, Tevmius of
Stage Line From Marcus, Washington-
McAuley & Keightley,
•V/V--GRAND Forks, 3.
Everything New and Best Furnished
House, and is in everyway prepared to
welcome Guests and provide Good Accommodation
Headquarters for Mining Men. Bel
of Wines, Liauors and Cigars. Speciaj
attention paid to 'i'ranscient trade.
:       Proprietor,
Q. W. W1LLIAHS, Manager.
Daily from Marcus to Grand Fork$
Greenwood City, Anaconda, Boundary Falls, Midway
and M Points on Colville Indian Resevation,'
Stage Leayes Majcus on lh; Arrival ofthe Northbound Train, arrivirgat Granfi
Fotks at 8:45 p. m.   Leaves llie Forks at 4:00 a. m., arriving a_t Marcus jn time t^5
connect wiih northbound Train. " J-asAenpeis from ppoletsay |V
tion at possburp |j5ing r.r.i cc.vfx n<T. .   ■ •'•"''    **
make tonnof*.
'- * i ic- MINING LRU
Changes in the B. C.   Mineral   Act.
MANY     GOOD     F01NTS
Prospectors Can Record  Hore  lhan
One   Assessment In Any
Onp   Year.
other lead of perfectly similar ore was
uncovered on the property about 150
feet Irom the first but like it was supposed worthless until the recent assay
was made. No test has bsen made as
yet of the rock from this latter ledge
but it will in all probability be equal
o the first.
In the Alaska Messrs. Bently, Huntley and Pounder havo undoubtedly a
propeity which will place them well on
the road to lortune.
Mining men and prospectors generally will be interested in the amendments made to the mineral act by the
last legislature. Few are familiar with
the changes. J. D. Anderson, P. L, S„
.of Trail, who has given the matter much
.thought, furnishes the Spokesman-Re-
jriew correspondent with information as
to several important changes.
First of these refers to the location of
fractions. In all fractions surveyed
from now on, whether staked correctly
pr not, the surveyor may adopt the
boundary lines of the surrounding claims
provided no side exceeds 1500 feet in
length. In other words, the locator is
entitled to ihe vacant ground that he
claims, even if he does not stake it in
s,uch a manner as to include it all, which
be seldom does.
Ry a recent decision of the courts a
prospector lost a claim because of inability to secure the post necessary to
jnark tbe location. The amendment
provides that in cases where claims are
staked above the timber line, or the
prospector cannot secure the necessary
posts, he may erect monuments of earth
.or stone.
Jn staking an extension tbe posts are
often planted so as to form a wedge-
shape fraction between two ends of the
two claims. These tractions have ofteh
incurred great expense, not only in recording and surveying, but in cases
where they carry the lead, and ihus become of such value as to promote litigation. The amended act authorizes the
surveyor to include such fraction, provided it does not cover more than 51.65
acres, the area of a full claim, and provided further that two location posts are
#y failure 10 record assessment work
jviijhin the required period of one year,
either through oversight or the misunderstand of partnership interest;, valu
able claims have been lost. Now, if a
prospector fails to record the work with-
W a year, although the work has been
done, he has 30 days' additional time ini
which to make the record by payment
of an extra $10.
Another change regarding the assessment work is in that particular which
failed for work to tbe amount of $100
each year. Now a miner may do aid
recoid as many assessments as he
pleases in a year by paying the recording fee for each assessment done to the
extent of $100.
In case anybody should adverse an application for a certificate of improve
ment and crown grant, the contestant
mfjist have his claim suryeyed immedi
ately and file a plan made and signed;
by an authorized provincial land surveyor with the writ.
To obtain a crown graut in 1896 it was
necessary to do assessment work lo the
amount of $500 and to have tho claim
surveyed, which meant another $103.
In 1897, the act was amended so as to
provide that up to May 1,1898, the cost
pf such survey should count as work
done on the claim, not to exceed pioo.
In plain English, it counted as an assessment and as work toward tbe crown
grant. A survey generally costs $100.
The jast legislature exteuds the time to
May 1, 1899.
Hereafter In adverse proceedings in
connection with the title to mineral
claims, before any court, each part/ to
the proceedings shall give affirmative
evidence of title. Heretofore the burden of proof was on tbe contestant.
The fee lor- recording as essment
work has been reduced from $2 75 to
£2 50. Hcietofore lhe fee for recording
assessments' 1 as becn 25c higher than
other fees.
Anybody who pulls down a legal post
erected to mark a bouudary or location
et a mineral claim, or any writing by
law required to be thereon, is liable to
jniprisonment for six months or a fine pf
$250, or both. This is'supposed to bc
directed particulary toward preventing
the use of old posts by people wbo re-
stake a claim and sometimes destioy
evidences of a prior location.
Have Made a Good Strike.
M. F. Folger and John Holm have
made a good strike on tbeir Gold Axe
property,on Hardy mountain, nnd teel
assured (hat they have the making of a
most valuable mine. They have already
done two assessments in one p'ace and
on going to the property this spring
found the shaft full of water. Undaunted, however, they began in a now place
with the result that they have uncovered
a good ledge of apparanlly high grade
copper-gold ore with decided free-milling tendencies.
nee is a public trust, give the fullest as
surance that you will, il elected to represent this constituency, (urnisb further
,  , ,-    -, I proof of lhe excellence of lhat principle,
WHAT  WE  ARE  GETTING | and that you will advance iho interests
of the constituency t > the fullest extent
quest that you will allow yourself to be ; bare on to Anaconda, Greenwood, Mid-'___,_,_ T_t    _ _ _ mnT      T»     tt rr-nrrntT
ESSttS'Sffl^ ™; QUEENS' HOTEL. R. therien,
coming election for tiie provincial legis-[ out a doubt, before snow flies again ull
lature which will take place at the end the towns of the Boundary country will
of [une. 1 be connected bv telephone, at least with
"Your long experience in British, Col- j h        ;de ■    ,d
umbia, not only as mayor of New Went- \	
minster, but in other public positions in 1
the province, and the important! fact,; Could Not Make Choice.
that you have always been  a firm sup-      A meeting  was held at (arson last
porter of the principle thata Public of- ; Saturday night lor the purpose of decid-
Pfrst-alnss in every respect, Tlie bar wil] al-
I wuys bo Iuiin.1 -!Ul>l»iied with t]u.-r]ii;ire-t u ini -
1 and li'iuois.
Description   of   the  flachinery  and
System Installed  by   Contractor   Davey.
"Wc depreciate the inauguration
ol a
' ing upon a plan of action  for  thc dele-   JhRANKL   oEARo,
gates from the Boundary country to the QENERAI    BkOKEK
Opposition   convention    at   Rp*£land .
Wednesday, JuneS, and was attended , Real Estate, Insurance,
by every politician of any importance in
the Boundary  country.   The  evening
Blacksmith and
Wagonmaker: ,
policy of sectional and political oilier-1 w.[s ,   ji;cussln ; Uie merils „, lh**
enoea; which has been introduced bv ihe , di£rer^nt candidates,  but  although  '
so-called opposition party in this riding,   ser.med ^ ceiUm Ula, a 1Imtct,   t[
and we call upon you ap a  liritish Lo!
GRAND   FORKS,   11.
Mr. McKenzie left Thursday morning
for Spokane.
Chas. Emmett was down from Republic during the week.
Rex McCarter made a trip to Republic and return this week.
Duncan Mcintosh, of the Winnipeg
mine, was in the city last Monday.
Mayor Davis male a flying trip to
Greenwood and Midway yesterday.
W. R. Mcgaw, of Vernon, will visit
G rand Forks about the end of this month.
Fred Knight took a load of supplies
uo to the Athelston, in Greenwood
camp, on Monday last.
Josh Emmert, of the Prospector's
stable returned Wednesday evening
fiom a trip to Bossburg.
Manager McQueen, of the Grand
Forks Mercantile Co., left Thursday for
Rossland, on a business tup.
puncan Ross, of the Boundary Creek
Times, was among the visitors in the
city last Saturday and Sunday.
Mose Burns had some croppings frcm
his claim, in Clark's camp, recently assayed the results being f3.8o in gold.
W. K, C. Manly left lust Monday
morning for Spokane on a business irip,
and returned home last Thursday evening.
Lost—From Williams' stage, a grip
marked "1. C. Luckbell." Fiuder please
return to G. W. Williams at Marcus,
Geo. Ingraham, formerly clerk in the
"big store ' but no* of Hel-jhrey & Walters at Curlew, Wash., was in '.tie city
on Monday.
F. H. McCarter, of the Minur, accompanied tho Boundary dclegues to
the Opposition convention, on iheir trip
to Rossland.
The .O'Connor Bros, are pushing de
velopnyent work on the Bell of Ottawa,
in Clark's camp. This claim is no'.co
for its high gold assays.
Bert Ring, one of the owners of the
well known S;tka claim near Nclsan,
Wash., vas in the city this week on busi
ness connected with that property.
Lost—Roll of blankets, with 22.calibre
rifle wrapped ln it, ne.tr Nelson, Wash.
Finder will be regarded by leaving at
Blabk Hawk stables, Giand Foiki, ri, C.
Tbe family of Mr. M. F. Feency were
passengers or, la*.t Tuesdays s.tige Irom
Marcu-i, having come from Fairhaven,
■•-.ash., to reside permanently in Giano
H. S. Cayley left Tuesday morning
for Veinou, whero he was cu'led by
Leonard Nonii, the Government Agen:,
to receive instructions regarding hn recent appointment as Collector of Votes
for this district.
The water works and electric light
plant installed by Contractor Davey for
the city being the principal topic of discussion just at present a description of
the plant may not be out of place at
this time.
Last Monday evening a representative
of Ihe MINER visited the pumping station and power house lor the purpose of
making an Inspection of the plant, Mr.
Chappcl kindly accompanied the reporter through thc building and explained the operatson ol the different pieces
of machinery. It is not the purpose of
this article to express an, opinion as to
the merits or demerits of the system,
but it is described as the reporter saw it.
The first thing that attracts the eye cu
entering thc building is the huge Ball
engine used in lunning the dynamo,
with its 6) inch drive wheel, which can
be worked up to 350 revolull-.ni per
minute. This engine has 125 horse
power and is what is classed as a high
speed machine.
The dynamo operated by the engine
just described is what is known as a
Royal alternator and can run 15CO in-
candescnt lamps and 5 arch lights. It
has a speed of 1400 revolutions per minute and the exciter a speed of 1500 revolutions. One thousand volts are earned on the primaries and lilty-two on
the secondaries. All the switchboard
instruments are of the Thomson-Huston pattern and the lights are controlled
from the station. Over one and one
hall miles of wire have been strung for
the different lights aud as much more
could be used.
From thc e lectrk plant we turn to the
Knowlts pump which is intended to
furnish our citizens with an abundance
of fresh water in the future. Tiiis pump
it its ordinary rale cf speed has acapac*
tly pf 400.C00 gallons of water every 24
hours and this can be considerably increased. The water it drawn from a
well near.the river, and from the river
.Uso when necessary, and pumped up
lhe side ol Observation mountain into
the 30,000 gallon laii'*-. some 120 feet
above the level of the water mains,
where il is slored until needed. The
gravity foice oi tbis water alone would
furnish sufficient power for all ordinary
purposes and for any but a very large
tiie, but the pump ia so connected that
in a moment it cm be arranged to pump
directly into the mains without interf-r-
ing wilh the taking ol water from the
link. The water is taken into the
puuip through a live inch suction tub*
while thc discharge pipe is 1-ut Ictir
inches in diameter, so there is no dan-
ger of the supply running short no matter to what force the pump may be exerted, Something oyer ?,ooo leet of four
inch water main has been laid in such a
manner that a continuous circulation of
umbian of many years residence, who
has honorably filled important public
position:*, to comply wi'h tins requisition, by permitting yourself to be put in
nomination at the forthcoming election
as a cin-Jidato for legislative honors in
this riding,
"It is not the place here to dictate what
course vou should pursue in tho provincial legislature if elected. Along residence in ihis province and many years
in public li'.e enable you to judge what
is for the best interests of the
enev, as we believe a broad
furt on thc part ot the Boundary delegates would result in the nomination of
a west side man, no definite plan cf action was decideo upon and nu candidate
I was selected, everyone proposed decliu-
j ing to stand tor nomination before thc
j Rossland convention. The delegates
left on Monday for Rossland.
Rents and other Collections Attended to.
Qee with H. A. Bheads, AsMiiyr.
All kindu of 31octanltli and Repairing Dono
orr Bhort notice brill sharpening and Hor*--;
shoeing n specially.
Sale of Land for
Reduced One and a Half Per Cent.
Mr. J. K. Johnson, who  represents
Remaining Unpaid in ths Rock Creek Division of Yale District, B. C, December 31st, 1897.
Grand Forks a number of
shoulu be the guiding star of every public man.
"Should you deem it advisable to accept this requisition we promise lo do
all in our power to secure your election,
and we remain you'S respecilully.
Rossland, 11. C. May 30, iSe-8.
in I
he best in-1
constltu-1 surar.ee  companies  doing business in
principle | the province,   has   been   1nfc1me.1l   by!
Struggle 'Will Bc Straight Government and
The coming oiection promises to be
a clean-cut light, between Opposition and
government. This deci-ion was made
at a moeting of thc repesentaiive business men of Rossland held last Thursday afternoon. Wj*h these men it is
not so much a ques ion of politics as of
business. They argue lhat thc present
government is certain to be retained in
power; and it the Rossland-Buundary
diBlrict, one of thc most important in
Biiiish Columbia, ie to receive anything
it will have to couie Loin this source.
The district, they say, ii entitled to representation m the Cabinet; and if a
young and energetic man is put in the
field on a government ticket he can
have assurances lhat if elected lie will
be made Minister of Mines; which would
be lhe best position ior the good of this
great mining 0 latitat,
Fred Ritchie, John McKvre and Ernest Mill'-r left Rossland ihis morning
ior the Boundary country for the purpose of explaining to the people this
proposition and asking their co-opora
tion in a convention to be held al Rossland on the 2iit for the purpose of naming a man.
Their headquarters, while here, will
heat the Grand Forks Hotel, whir."
they will be most happy to meet the
business men 0! the city and vicinity.
three of his companies, lhat upon the
acceptance of the water works by th *
city that tho rate of insurance v. ill be
reducid i'/2 per cent. Thus.it will be
readily seen that the saving 111 tlu mu-
I ter ol insurance alone will tully icm-
\ burse the property own6r.il for tlie additional taxes in consequence of tho water
and light system.
Assays $21.
Peter A. Z. Pare, one ot the tonsori al
artists on Riverside avtnue, ha= just had
seme samples of oie from the Oar Min-
nic claim at Christina lake assayed,
which showed r-turna of $21 in ail values, Peter A. Z. wiil now continue work
on this claim, as be is confident lhat a
mine exists in toe Our Minnie.
Grand Forks Mining Division.
May 2B-*-Quarts?, and II. A, (_',, Summit camp, J,
Fur rai, ot ul.
Uny Hurst', summit cnmPt Martin Orlftln,
Muv 27—Pago re,  frnot.i lirowu's ciimp, J. II.
Smith, cl nl.
Hallf(ix, Summit enmpi Min. .T. When Ion,
Ppnibrpko, Summit enmp, K. When tun.
Ma May, Corypll'j ranch, Goo, Yo.in.r.
May ac-Undle :V.ii. UriiuU Porks, ll.A.lluiiilev.
Uusilcr,  hi ul -U-Jorgo, Uranil Forks   W. A.
Glengarry, Hardy mountain, I>. D. Monroe.
May "11—Badcer, fraot., Summll camp. li. K. Leo
Ilu 11Iut Ulil.Boattlo .'.imp, l). B. Putlvjolm.
Raven, geattlocflmp, c, M. Tobioaon,
(j!ii»is,   alirl .-'neiTf-Mir, Fourth of July creel;
fit.-u. A. Petty,
Slay81—Admiral Dewey, Summit cninp, J. F
Mayflower, Summit camp. -f. \Y„ Young.
Wellington, UhrftUiin laic, i>. Watson.
Mayne,and Maud Christina lako T. M. Daly
Harold, <\hr:.;timi. hike, W- J. Kobinson,
Ontario, rraiM-vcliristiup lake, J, <-. Beats,
KUacti'ie, ij-iMit., Uuru'tBtttiin, G. II. Summers
$25 Reward.
Tbe above reward bus been deposited
with tns office, to bt: paid fur any information whereby tbe identity maybe
asertairied of ibe person or persons
who wiote |tbe apnonyinpus Letter, and
signed it "In Behalf of tbe Ladles' Aid
TUB KIKM OF 1IAMMAU A CO., Is dissolved hy mutiml consent, Mr, FJood re*
tiring from Grand Forks. Mr. Ilammur
will collect all debts and receipt for same; and
\v ill also pay all Liabilities.
City of Grand Forks.
Jsaine in* person
BJornborg, J. A
Brook, ii. and W.
Unpin, J.
(Janitor!, il 11.
Car-rail, J. A.
(ileiiimliio, l-'io'l
DloKorsnn, Win.
• ieo, I..111I
limit. K. B.
Hutafilinon, Mrs, C.
lliilt'liiiiM.n, S. .1.
Jrncs, J. W.
Kairc.W. II.
ICniglit, !•'. H.
l.iml ninl BJorkland.
Mader, Wm.
tic-Even, II.
Newby, nm.
Kelson, Clias
Oliver, It, .1
Parry, Edwin
Paarsou, Ali.ert
Ponrosu, Wm. J.
I'liiiiH-nl', T.
Heed, (it'll.
IKrutjof, Caroline
Btmpson, ('■ I-.
.-y.iiili.s, Win. Wliril
Nairn- ol Hdpposcd
ir.ui.l |...iy;s-|'.»v. unit.
Seal property   Grand
Amount due
a. i)
1 2*1
And, Inucc
auction, tlie Im
personal propei
pnid mi tlte da)
liable for tli
luce are ii!-.
claim, lien.
iKtrirtiou to
The iibo-
Olliee, Oso
r.liiiu-c wiih tliu Inw, I hereby give nottoe that I shall offer Ior sale, bynubllo
b and goods and chattels of porsous assessed bv me on whloh taxss, Including
v lax, Together with tlio cost..( advertising and other expensos, remaining uo-
;iv uf the rttile. ill thc ubovo limned division nf Yule Di-.rrii-t.
statute, persons liable 10 pay Tuxes Imposed lis* Un- Assessment Act ore personally
nmoiinl Ihcrcol, nnd all lands, goods nnd chattels nl such persotw within the l'r.iv-
liable therefor. Tlio tuxes nre a charge on such lands, having preference over tiny
rlvllege, nr Inoumbriwoc ol nny party, except die Crowr/, nud Joe-, not re.iuire Reg?
i sale will'take plaeo on Wednesday, thc 18th day of J'Hy, 1898, at thc G/ivemiiient
Mil 11 o'clock 11.
I). O,. June 1st, 1898.
A. H.' LAMBLY, 'Assessor and Colle-jior.
A Bylaw to Provide tor the Granting
of Saloon, Boer Hali and ConGert
Hall Licenses Within the Ciiy of
Grand Forks.
wtug new lines of Dress Goods in Wool nn.l 1
, Challlcs, Dlmillcs, organdies, Muslin., Dutu.l Bwlss lu v
pink uud f.i.m; 1.1 ilu ami fancy Saloon :, oto.    Also a new
ilnuscs and shlrl wains,  silk niiu- und gloves in black und [
.   A nice line nf ladles' vests, ranging In price Iroin cotton-
ueli to Bilk nt fl.-iocach.
WHEREAS,il Isdeemed oxpodl
Interests nf the city of (Jrand
.1,1 Willi......      v.,.., .1.1.1 I.,
water through tne pipes is insured and
SfrS %5r^&Af.MD8<.'^H%L?-S the difficulty ot stagnant water in the
pipes is obviated. There are i5 lire
[iIuks with t-.vo 2'/2 inch hose connec
tio.is on each, These are ol tl-e post
pattern with frost casing and drainage at
the bottom j at above the valve seat so
no water is loit in the stand pipe after
Last, but by no means least, wo come
to tne huge boiler which iurniBhes tbe
active principle of this enure plant,
fnis euoimous piece of machinery
weighs without tbe brickwork surrouna*
Ing, it 22,000 pounds, lt ia allowed under tbe koveinuient test to carry 150
pounds Bteam pressure but the tafety
valve is set at 90. It was manufacture*}
Dy £. Leonaid .t Sons, London, Ont.,
and is luted wiib every modem appliance and safeguard, lt need bc, it is
capable of opeiu'.ing twice tbe amount
of   machinery now in use.   Connectea
the city Monday on his way up the
North Fork, wbere he has considerable
valuable mining property, on wbich he
intends doing assessment work before
returning to ibis locality again.
Messrs. McQueen and Greenly, went
up thc North 1-uric during the week for
a short prospecting trip. When they
return, tbey will again start out to be
gone ull summer examining the mineral
territory around the head waters ol
the North Fork.
.The Alaska Gives Promise  ol  Beiflg  a
' * Bonanza.
A strike of considerable magnitude
was made recently ou tbe Alaska claim
situated about two miles up the North
Fork and owned by W. Bently, H. A.
Huntly and Joe Pounder. Assessment
work on the property uncovered a lead
of blueish quartz carrying considerable
mineral, mostly iron pyrites, and it was
not thought worth while to have assays
made as the rock looked anything but
promising. By accident, however the
attention of Mr. Bently was called to
the similarity between rock taken from
the Alaska and samples of ore from
some Smilkaineen property of consid
Kail Neitzsl, who has becn making
an cxiur.inalio.i of the water works and
electric light plant, for tbo city bunded
in his' report at yesterday's cctj.icii
meeting. Lack ot space will prevent
our printing it in full, bu: next week v,*e
will probably give a short synopsis ol
the report.
(lesr.er Allan, nf Rossland, who spent
several days in Grand Forks sizing up
ihe future of lho lioundary country, left
for home last Sunday morning very
much pleased wilh the outlook here.
Doc says that he expects to return to
this district again 111 a short time with a
view of locating.
Mayor Wood, of Greenwood, passed
through ij.-and ForkB this' week on his
wav home from a ten days business tr.p I lor the boiler, tlius'deing away wiih tbe
toRoisland. During bis stay there Mr. former aanger ol cold water in a hut
Wood thoroughly mfoimed himself re- L   .. t th    h   ,     t| ,,
ga.ding  the  po'ltical  situation  in lhat , ,     ^   ,      ,       „
City and seems to be thoroughly imbued pumped  into '.be boiler by a Knowles
with   the   idea   that  [In n tbe coming   duplex feed pump.
Moses ior the Rossland riding. A no.iceable feature of the entire plant
John Ferguson McCrac, of Rossland. 1 is tue fact that all the machinery is se-
spent a day or two In town last week on I icctud 10 as to work 111 perlect harmony
his way tovisit the, S*.*ilkarneen section;! wllh lhe rml. ,t blsm„_ as f„ as  -,actl.
Monitor- ami BelrouiUi Burnt BuBln,  M. s.   or 1.
June i—Laakoy, Bnwn'scamp, V. T. McCuilnm.
Admiral Dewtjy, Chrtsttna lake, J. K. Broolin,
ot nl.
Peer,McRaocrceb, u. I-:. OrawfortX,
Bnow Bank, MeKne creek, Fral l.iinge.
Kvcliim. Central eatnp, T. I'lianeitf,
Aiurustn, fract., and atollbci'g, Josli crock, M.
Hock, et ul.
ClolO ClueaUmi, Texas creolr, M. Beck;.
Newcastle, Texas ereek, M Hualt, et al.
Intiirnatlonalr-JDsb crook, V. Becttm.
Mount Ildiln; Unnu-l-iiibiii, ... R, Cuiu'tnrd.
I    Btauloy, Bummit camp, i-   Sehorn.
i June 2—Manitoba, «1obIi ortek, is. Cfonpcr,
j   Wliite Muuiiiiiin, Brown's camp, W. IC, White,
ct a).
Muv 26—Connor King, Snritr, et nl.*
May'-17—Goldsmith. l>. Brc&nahan,
Ivanhoe, J. MoNnlty,
Mianight, J. Mnlllgan.
Muy as-Mayflower. U. \V. Averill, et al.
Minneapolis. Btoll, et al.
May B0—Bay State, ami DolIfl.T. Fahoy, ot al,
Ht. joe, aud Four Hundred,T. Fahov,
l)o)ib)o,si.ind«i.l, F. Miinli;i:nl,ci nt.
May m-sirtiwlicrrv, und   Orphau Boy, J,  R.
Hitter, et Rl.
No. y, Nun Kvens,
Woodbnrn.S. C. (inlos.
Mohawk, J. F,. McXQusie,
June l—Vietorto,  Copper Mountnin, Evening
stur, nnd Helena, Beach, ot ul. »
Big Four, KsU'i-, ot ul.
Juno 2— Louduu, T. Towneud,
licnt in tli
1 Fork.- tlmt |
tlie conditions, rcq'uiiementaand i*i (inln-
tlottB In order to obtain und bold naloon, beet
hall, nmi concert hall licenses should be defined
by bylaw.
i. [n] When tho words "U-quor" or"lliiuors"
oecuriu this bvlaw thc^'^hall bo construed to
mean und Include nil uptficiious mid mult li-
qnors, and nil cmnhluntions oi liquors und
urinka, uud drinkable liquors u hich mc luloxl-
[ti] Where the wfirm "board, or tlio "commission ers," or tlio board of ''licensing com*
mlssioucrs" ofip,n)"5n-tJiis bylaw thoy Bhall bo
construed to menu mid Include the Board nf
fAceuslng cuniLntsi-.huii.rh for theeity of (Jrand
2. ') he Board of Licensing Commissioner! of
thc pit> of (irand Folks mny direct, tlio Issue nf
lluouBes, written or printud or partly written nr
rtly printed, which mny ho in tho form
incd in Sohodulu "A" to this bylaw, and
tohoslirned bv (he ohnlrmau or acting chairman of the litmrd nnd countersigned by the
eitv clork, of thcdllTorent kinds uf license's foU
lowing, thnl it is tn say
pRPOis und  Vi
ncurpotE, carpi t
t any*
groceries Is in w eomfilete aud custom r* may exncot to get anything requircro in tnis fine.    We ure SWfl BhowiWjf|aj:o>(q assort;
ment of reattv lowcar cl "'
htylealn hoqisand shoes
heen iimon'ljBtterlliaii m
ther tn^reoaeit'hy sqitai
u b:...!'; ol your patrouaj
thins '""' nu ii iuid hbys, nifd li vhrlcty of
at right priced,   our Imhlnrsp sofnrhaB,
e anticipated, hui we hope lo still  fur-
■ dealing at fair prices; trusting to merit I
ini  saiuon licenses,
ibi   Beor hall llfionsos,
[c]  Concert hall lioom
.11 authorize the
npou the promj
H. SWEENEY, Manager.
witli thc boiler 13 a heater with water-
jacket, into which tb drawn the condensed steam and drainage ol thc pump and
engine and here is heated all the water
, -   . ,   , F .  ' ' 1 with tbe rest; it being, as lar as  ptact
but  on his arrival  here, owinsf  tothe!"   ,     ,,   , ,6 l
high  water  in   Kettle   river, rcthrneii
home via the Dewdney trait.   Op. the
return trip he rode from Ca cade City lo
Rossland in ten hours.   Mr. McCra
pects to engage in business in the Boundary country in tbe near future.
Telephone Line to Boundary.
W, B. A ns, manager of the telephone
company operating between Rossland
and Spokane, came up from Meyers
Falls last evening and returned this
morning. His business was with Mana-
j^er Road, of the Vernon &. Nelson Tele-
I phone company. Mr. Aria says they
j will put in a metalic wire from Rossland nnd Spokane for through business
1 which will  not  be connected  with  the
cable, all tt une style.
May25—I). M, Duron to English and French
Gold Mining Co , nil of Jo-sm.
Mny 26—T. A. Uarhuid lo E. W. K. Munns,T; of
Uay3i-B.  B. Walker lo J. s.  Harrison, Mnf
Nan tucket.
Muy afi-H. M. Gouln lo P. B. Nelson, U uf Mol-
lic Pritehard.
A. C. aut.nn to \V, E. Plerce.all of Midget.
Contractors Getting Ready to Begin Construction*
Three carloads of provisions and supplies have beer, toy* ard ed to Uog creek,
from Rossland, by Messrs. Mann, poley
and Larsen, woo were among the successful bidders for c^utr.tcta for tho
building ot -"he C. P. R. extension from
Robson to Pentieton;
These supplies are only tbe first of
the enormous amount wich will be nc-
ceasary in the construction of tbe proposed line.     *
It is the intention cf the contractors
to begin tbe work of constturtioh im-
medlately and push it as rapidly as possible as the difficulties of construction
Pretty Little Petition Howling For a Government Candidate.
Mining Recorder S. R. Almond, of
tbis city, bus received a typewritten requisition, of wbich the following is a
copy, a.king \V. P. Townsend, J. P., ol
Rossland, to become a candidate for the
provincial legislature. The document
was accompanied by a written, request
Evory Saloon lice
tinlo by the person named,
scs named m ihe li conge <-...
cording tn the terms ui liis licbti-ne' nnd  subject
to the provisions nt this bylrtw, all BpirHoHs nud
mall liquors, ninl nil combinations of liquors
and drinks, aud drinkable liquids whieh aie Intoxicating.
4 A B::Ktt ll.w.i, license shall authorize Lhe
per. on named In the license to carry mi or conduct what Is commonly known as n Brkh Haw,,
which liei nso shnll entitle (he holder to
beer by retail on tho premises, but uo other hi-
toxical tug drlnlr shall bo sold under n beer hull
f>, a CcNcunT rTAr.r, licence Bhall authorize
the percon named in Lho ImeiiBO to carry on or I
couducl u luii i-i commonly known ass Conckiit I
ll.M.t,, whicli license Hhall entitle tlie holder tn (
Bcll'ou the preuilses all Bjdrltous nud mult u-
quofs, nnd nil coinbludotionB ni liquors und
iirtitkft, uud drinkable liquids, which arelntosl-1
ti The Mnyor or Police Magistrate may
grant permission fore temporary* transfer oi a
saloon, or concert hall, or beer hull, license
either irom nue premises lo another or from one
person i<> another, ur until the next meeting of
tin. board nf licensing commissioners which
permit shnll be rati (led hy the board at its tirst
meeting thereafter.
7. Every license shnll be in full force from
the dute ofits issue until und inclusive
Urst day of July or the lirsl or January, which
ever shull lirst happen pfter tho date of the issue
thereof, unless In the meahlltpo .revoked, enn- J
ceiled or suBpetided by iho llCertso cOhimisslou-
era who Bhall huve power to cancel or suspend
. the same at nuy time.
I     \    No license Bind! he issued until the  appll-
! cunt hns lirst pnid the lieens*,- fees prescribed ns
payable In iheaohedule marked "B" to thin by- \
law for licenses for the Bale of llquoraand beer, I
9.   All licenses nnd Certificates ol transfer of
llcensosshall be constantly and cousptcuouBly
! oXTiobed lu the licensed orO'uiBOS under this by-
1 law
1   io.   Not more than one Bab bhall he kept in
nny Sai-oon, Bkxu Haj.i, or Ookcuut Hai.j, uu-
Gorthlfl bylaw
i    lt.   Every person licensed under this bylaw
' who pyrinifs drtinkt nness, nr miv violent, -qilttt-
■ tcsomu, nr riollous or disorderly conduct to lako
i place on his or her premises- or who set Is or delivers, Intoxicating liquors to any drunken per-
1 snn, or permits uny drunken person tn consume
intoxicating liquors on his or her premises-, or
I pennl 8 persons nf notoriously bud character to
i ussembleormeet together on lilBorherp'omlses
Bhall Incur a penalty uot exceed Inn  SM nmi
! costs ot prosecution muy bo Imposed hy  the
' lnuvor, poiico magistrate, or im tleo or lust tees
convicting, and iu default ot duyiuont of (his
•ponolty and e rib the samo to ho recovered by
the distrust, und sale of fhe goods nud chattels
: ot tin- persop so convtoted mid   lu casu sueh
in iiiulehu-tels prove fUBUthcleut to nntUr
w l-Iou5e. with new Furniture
and everything comfortable for the
'traveling public, and has  accommo-
tions for a  large  number  of people.
The Dining  Rjoom   is   provided  wiih
everything in th? marl::..
The bar  is r-.pfeted  w
Wines. Liquors and Cigs
the  best
-*l-,.S-,.2>/<2;<?---< ■     '• r-'-Y
■■'■^?^Yfg-Yi;;Y ■     ;     -Y'-<S
G. A. FRASER & CO., Proprietors.
Lager Beer, Porter l Soft Drinks
Particular Attention Given Orders Froni  Private Familic
■~*k. .tk ••»*. ."^ -^ -"-*k •■^. -^ •*•■■* -tN a
-js*" -jr 'jf -^r- -*r \f •*? •& •** a? • M
WS 01
w Hmvais!
erable repute. Finally he decided tu j ]ocal B.„iona, He rep0rts his line into
have an assay made on the strength of , Republic tloifi^ an immense business,
this similarity, nnd, greatly to the aston-! and says thc poles will be up and the
ibhment and deliEht of the owners re- i ,wires. *=*'f"-l*cd to lhe interna, tonal
..?,., .. boundary line for Grand rorks, Green-
turns were received of $27.13 "■  B0'-*! wood and  Midway within ten days.—
and $7.54 in silver, making a total of | Rossland Recoid
S3*67.   :
The ledge is five feet wide and has
every appearance of being a true fn-
rure, lying between perfect walls with 11
Telephon.;   CominE.
Unless   the present   calculations   I'o
very much awry, the residents of (.irand i
that Mr. Atmon'd would hand the same ! Forks w'" bavo the opportunity of call-
to aome etterj-etic person tb circulate I'ng, "Hello, Central," before many more
(or him.   Here is a chance for some en-   weeks have  passed,  as  work is   being
olrtician to get in and do some  pushed to the utmost on the line which '
As Mr.  VV.   li. Townsend is   is to connect us with the outside worrd.
sailing under the  government banner Telephone poles are now being  dis ri- .
there is no quisaon but what he will do j b»tfd bttween Cascade Ci.y and  Grand j
well in this section:                                    Forks, and if the present rate of pro-'
W.ll. Tow.NSENi), Esq, J.P.    "  ' ■' "
„il.t l!iy siii.i nlr*
in ivsiuTt  i.r !l   lift'llSl"
to pell li.iiior l.y retnll
mill la untitled ton rry
mi riu- l.ll.-ilu'is ol	
  ai      from
I Mil!
UlL'     Li
I L'omnilsst-rrjers of ilm
if ty of uranil Korits.
I .-iii;i..in lift tis.j foroveri*
]   ^lx months  $:*->.)
I U*er Hull licenso fur
1 si\ monlhs .11)
Concert   Mail   lleonsn
I for six months  '250
] Kvery Transfer ...   lu
...iiiul lime on the 2*)tll
etgetic 1
Cllajr. H.l. Uo. Com.
 City Clerk,
ltt-ul riic Urst Hint i
:iv ul Mny |MS.
Keennslaere-l tn;.'. Ilnnlly srlontea, the si-ni nf
re city rtttnelie'l hero 10 i.n.i nuinberctl (15)
n the 81st day of Mny lira
.. s ] JKI-1' DAVIS, MAiur*.
j. K. Johnson, city Clorlt.
have just received a shipment of Men's (ine straw hats In the
es.     A few  Cases  of the celebrated Stetson  hats In all
shapes.    Also a nice line of men'r. tan shoes and prospectors nailed
shoes    Don't forget lo get a pair of  lhe Indianola self-adjusting, al]
leather suspenders.
We nre solo Anonls tor the fnllnwlug lines:   'Vine IiK" I
Towlo's l.nR riii.iii Mnplo Syrup, New o--l-.-uits rnnlHssea frm
luui.rii rotlbo In r .■o-[tounil riu*. also Whilo Squndroi
ry butter 111 two-pouuu tins
• lines Bpoolally adaptpd for prospoctorB'
All th.
.111" 1.. 11v Iivmi.t prenm,
n il... sm,11.  rioirth. Al-
l Mueliil niul Jnvii I ultl-0.
ui-o niul guarnntcod .lirst
[prlhcast  i)nd  southw^t   trend.
Fpr Sale.
One of the best farms nn Grand Prairie;
hearing orchard and small fruit.   For
frjtlhsr particulr--, address.
"■   " Covr-.RT, Carson, p. C.
B. Townsend, Esq , J. P., Eri
Rossland, B. C. Sir:—We, tho under*-
signed provincial t-ltctor?, believing
that you posses the requ-site qualifications of fairness and firmness, so necessary for a public reprcsent.myy, especially where varied and conflicting inier-
gress is maintained this city will soon be 1    'Ilu* tiimve Is ntm
,     ,      ,, ., .      ^ , , ; ihe iiiunlrllnil (-uipi-r
reached.    Between  Cascade   Citv  and
tliostsl .111
Bossburg the wire is being strung and a
very short tune will elapse bofore the
line is completed between thece two
points; then ihe line will be  run on to
W. II.
ests ate Boncerned, most laspecttully re-1 the For'-.s as ebon as pcss:t;le and from
N. tier.
t>l'V nf 11 livbnv pnSSL'd b
tion .if lho I'iiy of Grail
.f May iH9d und nil pci
l'i! tn lilkt; not Ico Unit ill!
one desirous ol npptyJnK to lmve such bylaw «
any part iboreol iniftsbed, mnat mnke his \\\
nllcnttou Ior Unit purpose \» Uio supreme com
\vlihin one m.nith next after thc publication c
ihlt bylaw in tho Brltlsli Columbia (Jt^cttc, i
li" Mii'l he too lnh' tn bo heart* in that heiinli.
I   K. jOpNtSON, CilvCh-'-k.
Everything Sold at Lowest Prices.
avis ol L.o-«#
3 ^^^•^•^•5?-^-^-C-:^*^*^*,<s.*-*«»*--i->^-'*v->».--*~**^-**^--»\ * THE NORTHWEST III BRIEF
pany *:J5.-XH> for development purpO-Mt,
It is stated thut the syndicate "ill -start
work nn the properti-M within a few days.
Development will be confined to the U.' .	
A. K. and DA. claims for the present        | GIANC£   0VEK   THREE  STATES.
it is said deals are pending whereby j ******       ■«
other Kootenay mines will jki—< into the I ■	
on.   uf the i.HrK«-»t TrmnunmttonM  ■»
llie  History  of the Coeur  d'Alenes
— >1ny    Mil|iiiieii In      From      KiinIo—
Proarre*n i»  the ITloren-ee Oamp—
lu Madison ounty, Montana.
Clarence Cunningham nas made the
first payment of four per cent on the
Flynn group. Thia deal lias been in progress for several months* an agreement
having been made last fall with tlie Kansas City Smelling and Refining Company,
but when the time came to make the
tirnt payment, as agreed upon, the company bucked out. Mr, Cunningham immediately commenced trying to induce
other parties to take hold of the property,
but for a long time it looked as though
Mr. efforts would be in vain. This payment of 4 per cenl of $236,000, the amount
of the bond, however, is ample evident'-;
that his efforts bave been successful,, It
is understood that the men behind .Mr.
Cunningham are all local parties, 1"> in
number, who are thoroughly acquainted
with the porperty. This is one of the
largest deals in lhe history of the Coeur
d'Alenes in thc amount of money involved, while in extent, uf territory it stands
without a parallels 'lhe group embraces
Iti claims, lying in thc general form of u
parallelogram, covering the whole country between the FHsco and lilack Bear
holdings at Gem ami the property of the
Morning Mining Company near Mullan.
Thoy are practically undeevloped, the
owners having been unable to do more
than assessment work for years, but the
surface showing te immense iu places, and
the work that has been done gives no
reason to doubt lhat they will develop into everything that lhe surface promises.
The mountain on which they He is very
high, and, should they show the promised ore, ean be worked for years through
tunnels. The eastern end of the group
comes onto Grouse gulch where it. will not
be difficult to reach the Northern Pacific
track between Wallace and Alullan. For
years the group lias been considered one
of tin; most valuable of any on the south
fork, but (he magnitude of the property
was sufficient to prevent any .small operator from touching it. Jf tlie public
has the truth regarding the parties interested in the bond, there will be some lively work in tliat neighborhood, for they
are all in comfortable circumstances, and
there are enough of thein interested in the
undertaking so lhat all the capital needed
can be put up without crippling the resources of any of them.
Around KiimIo.
'Die month of May doea not present.
Kaslo in as favorable a light as usual for
shipments of ore, owing to various adverse
conditions. Following is the list of mines
and shipments:
Whitewater     37
Slocan Star   240
Ruth   •  204
Coin     12J
Antoine     181
Total  o7:J
Of this amount .there was consigned tn
tbe Everett smelter 102 tons, Pueblo
smelter 340 tons, and Kootenay Ore Com-
pany si tons.
Not a ton was sent out during the
month from the Payne mine, the largest
shipper in the Slocan, owing to the destruction of the tramway by fire, but this
is now rebuilt and regular shipments have
been resumed. A new ore crusher is also
being installed at the Payne, this time at
the foot of the tramway, instead of nt the
top, as heretofore.
Moth the Whitewater and Slocan Star,
heavy shippers, sent out no ore during
May till last week, owing to deep snow
and lack of water. Many others were
troubled in the same way. Imt are now
preparing to begin a stead)' and increasingly large output from now on through
the season. Had roads and trails also prevented many tons from being sent out
this last month. The prospects, however,
are that the month of dune will show an
immense increa.se in the amount of ore
sent out.
During .Mny there was cleared through
the Kaslo custom house O.'JO tons of ore,
valued   at   $07,73.5,   containing   000,08(1
pounds of lead and 04,052 ounces of silver.
Of this amount the output, of Nakusp,
which now reports through Kaslo, is credited witli 270 tons of ore gross, valued at
$15,408, which contained 54,000 pounds of
lead and 21,300 ounces of silver.
Florence damp.
On all sides can be heard the sound of
the hummer and saw, indicating the activity and  bustle of busy Florence.    New
business houses are being erected.    Good
dwellings are going up, lending one to believe thut  we have passed  through the
prospective age, and are now fairly on thc
road to prosperity as a mining camp of no
small magnitude,    llie latest and most
welcome  news  to many is  the contemplated  starting   of   tlie   old   Waverly,  a
property which has been poorly managed
in the past, thereby getting into bad repute.   In an interview had hy the Spokes-
man-Kevicw representative with Manager
Matkin,   a   late   arrival   from   Dayton,
Wash., it was learned  thai   at  a  recent
meeting of thc directors sufficient money
was raised to place the mine on a paying
basis, and to add more boiler power to the
hoist and a few more stamps to Die mill.
It is rumored that the Double Standard,
one of the claims of the Hed Hird company,   is  now   looking   remarkably   well
with a three-foot vein of milling ore.    K.
M. Sherman hns a bond on the controlling
interest of the lied Bird properties.
lioundary (reek.
Not all the mines that will lie operated
under the direct ion of the British America
CorjMiration will  be owned or controlled
directly by that big syndicate.   For business reasons it is sometimes better to operate properties  through auxiliary companies.    Under this system  the corporation has acquired tlie controlling interest
in the properties of the Boundaiy Creek
Mining nnd Milling Company.   The auxiliary organization, which is nominally in
control, is the London and Canada Syndicate, of which Hector McRae is the leading spirit.    The  syndicate  will   control
780,000 shares of the company's stock,
which is 30,000 more than half.    Under
the terms of the deal the syndicate is to
name the managing director and the majority of the directors of the Boundary
Creek Mining and Milling Company.
The terms of the sale, or option, as it
might more properly be called, will place
ultimately in  the treasury of the corn-
control of the British American Corporation in much the same manner. When
Governor Mackintosh returns from Xew
York it i--* understood that the organization of auxiliary companies to operate
in Eureka camp, on thc reservation, will
be effected.
Tin- Wur i ;*iu i«■.
llie War Eagle Company at Roasland
is planning tlie erection of the largest
steel gallows frame for mines in the world,
to be used in connection with the immense new hoisting plant that the company will build this summer. The frame
will cost $35,000, and will have a capacity of J100 tons daily. John B. Hastings,
(lie manager of the War Eagle Company,
is just completing his plans for the gallows frame, and it will be finished within
!KJ days from the time the contract is let.
Prom the ground to the axle of the head
of the pulley will be an even 100 feet, and
the shaft house building will be 120 feet
high and 18(1 feet long.
The   TliUtle   Mine.
The Thistle is a Madison county, Mont.,
mine, which during the past three years,
has netted its fortunate owners a handsome profit. It is owned by .Mr. Woods,
\\. M. Tuohy of Butte, and W. R. Ken-
yon of Butte. Air. Woods states thut
since the first of .January very little ore
has beeu taken out, work being conceii-
tiated on the devet pment of the property,
but In-ginning with the first of the month,
the output has beeu ten tons weekly of
lirst class shipping on;.
Muny of Ihe lieuvlenl Wool Qrowen
Are Bavlna; Tbeir t'ro|ia Seuured
nt llo uie—Mil pine nl ol Mule* lor
the liin eminent—Ileum Here mid
lln rliu rou n     Cruelly
lured    In    Uiinld,
"Liberty Is my religion, and by liberty 1
men when every man enjoys himself, bul
not at the expense of another. What light
Is to tho eyes, what air is to the lungs,
what love Is to lhe thought, liberty Is to
the koiiI of man. It is the seed and soil,
the light and air, the dew and the rain of
progress, love and joy. Whoever is not
Willing to give to every other human being- whatever right, liu claims for himself,
i care not what his position, his power,
his culture, his wealth, he Is simply a savage."
Jn these words Colonel Robert G. Inger-
soll Introduced himself and his topic to
the great audience which tilled every
available space in MeVieker's theater,
Chicago, to hear him speak on ".Liberty."
With him the transition was easy from
liberty as a tnxt to the war now being
waged by the United States against
Spain, which ho declared was the only
war ever waged for humanity's sake
alone. Kvery point—and there were many
—was greeted with applause which sometimes rose to the. dignity of a storm of
acclaim. The audience was typical of the
[thought and force of the community.
"There is one thing of whicli I am
proud," Colonel Ingersoll went on, "and
that Is our fathers solved in the new
world Die problem of equality, I am glad
our fathers were great aud brave enough
to say 'No' to taxation without representation. I am glad that they wero brave
enough to say that every man should
have his right In making the laws of the.
land he Is bound to obey, and thnt they
threw down the gauntlet to one of tbe
mightiest nations then upon  tho globe,
"Something like that has happened ln
tbo world in our time. Do you know there
is a little Island out In the Atlantic that
touches our shores, an island that has
about 2,000,000 of people, an Island with a
climate like the bridal of the earth and
sky, with a soil recklessly rich? When
that Island was discovered it was inhabited by the gentlest race of people then living- in tho world, but when the discoverers
endeavored to make slaves of these people, and—although they were kind and
loving and gentle—they refused to be
slaves, they were hunted by dogs, scarred
and mutilated and murdered, annihilated.
"Do you know that from that time, to
tbis that same power has robbed every
Individual of that beautiful island? And
do you know a little w*hlle ago they lifted
the banner of revolt and for lliree years
they fought as valiantly as human beings
ever fought?
"Oppressed, assassinated, starved, Cuba
fell upon her knees and stretched her
thinly transparent hands toward this great
republic and implored aid and succor. We
looked. We saw 'her eyes filled witli tears,
her shrunken frame, her pallid babes, her
dying and her unburled dead, and mercy
moved to redress wrong became as stern,
as unpltying as justice, and tbe great republic drew the sword of war and said to
Spain: 'Take your bloody hand from tlie
throat of the helpless. Sheathe your dagger of assassination. Your tlag shall no
longer pollute the free air of tlie western
world.' "
Although Ireland lias been described as
one great, farm, only 30 of the 8555 school
houses have gardens attached to them.
There is a lighthouse to every 1 i miles
of coast in England, to every .'14 in Ireland, and lo every 3!) miles in Scotland.
The government paid .^7o,0(K) for the
secret and right of manufacture of the
Whitehead torpedo.
Among the Kols of Central India a
sham fight always accompanies thc wedding ceremony.
A hairdresser says that an old silk
handkerchief is much better in use in
stroking the hair night and morning than
a brush.
Upward of 10,000,000 American flags
have been sold since the blowing up of the
Relieved of Periodic Pain and Backache.
"Before using Lydia E. Pinkham's
Vegetable Compound, my health waa
being- gradually undermined. I suffered untold ajjony from painful menstruation, backache, pain on top of my
head, and ovarian trouble. The compound entirely cured me.—Mi:s.
Gkoroik Wabb, 023 Bank St., Cincinnati, O.
" For years I had suffered with painful menstruation every month. Ono
day a little book of Mrs. Pinkham's
was thrown into my house, and I
sat right down and read it. I then
got some of Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound and Liver Pills. 1
can heartily say that to-day I feel like
a new woman! my monthly suffering
is a thing of the past. I shall always
praise the Vegetable Compound for
what it has dono for mo.—MBS. JlAn-
gakkt ASDKMOH*, 303 Lisbon St.,
Lewiston, Trie.
"Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound has cured me of painful menstruation and backache. The agony
I suffered during menstruation nearly
drove me wild. Now this is all ovcr,
thanks to Mrs. Pinkham's medicine and
advice."—Una. Camus V. Williams,
South Mills, N. C.
The great volume of testimony
proves conclusively that Lydia E.
Pinkham's Vegetable Compound is a
safe, sure, and almost infallible remedy in eases of Irregularity, suppressed,
excessive, or painful monthly period**.
Vim-land is to have u $4,000 school
Snow is four feet deep in thc Mount
Baker district.
rod lignr'le coal lruB been found in tlie
Klft-krtat pass.
Ex-confederates took purt in Memorial
services at Colfax.
A company of volunteers has been organized irt (.'oldendale.
■Stephen Bloomfleld died last week near
1'oirri'i'oy, rrged HS years.
McGregor Brothers uro taking 10,000
Bheep from Colfax to tlie Coeur d'Alene
reservation for the summer.
l.e Roi stock is offered at $5.85 anil tire
minority is trying to unload hefore the
new managers take charge.
The Knglish syndicate controls more
limn half of the Le Hoi milling stock, so
thc recent sale cannot he defeated.
The young corporal of Company F who
refused to enlist at Cump Rogers was
hanged in effigy on his return to Dayton.
Six warrants just called hy the cily
treasurer at Cheney lmve run so long that
tire interest amounts to two-thirds of the
Grace seminary in Centralia will probably he opened soou. lt has been closed
two years, The building is owned by the
Baptists and cost $12,000.
Many of the heaviest woolgrowers of
the state are having their crops scoured
ui home. They are storing it until the
fall, in anticipation of higher prices.
'Tire organization of a company of volunteers is proceeding rapidly in North-
port, under tlie direction of Capt. A. G.
1'ViTiiiidiiii. Tlie coinpnny will he known
us the Stevens counly volunteers.
Leonard Gould, it 10-year old boy, and
three companions were horse nreing
through the streets of Spokane the other
evening, when young Gould was thrown
to the ground. The horse ridden by one
of the others boys stepped on his head,
crushing the life out of him instantly.
Negotiations, which niuy in a very
short time lead to the consolidation and
sale of all the Btreet car lines in Seattle,
ure in progress and may be closed up at
any time. Tire capitalists who are interested in what is known as the Traction
company, of Tacoma, are said to be behind the deal.
Tlie formal dedication of the Whitman
monument occurred at Wallatpu, Memorial day. Kev. ]<]. M. Condit delivered
the dedicatory address. Dr. Myron Eells
and President Penrose of Whitman col-
lege made short addresses. Over 200 jreo*
pie from Walla Walla niul vicinity witnessed the ceremonies.
The Olympia committee, appointed to
present a flag to the cruiser Olympia, hns
beeu advised from Washington that the
navy department will not object to the
gift. However, it is recommended thnt
tlie presentation be deferred until the
cruiser visits Olympia, which will he nt
the clwse of the war.
At llwaeo, a joker hoisted the Spanish
flag over* the Stars nud Stripes on the
flagpole of a prominent, store, and before
the proprietor knew what was going on
an angry mob entered his place and
threatened all manner of punish ment.
The situation was soon explained and the
matter adjusted hy limiting down the yellow offender.
H. K. Burnett, arrested in Spokane on a
charge of murder committed in California
20 years ngo, was well known in Colfax,
where he worked two months ns hrake-
mnn on the Colfax-Moscow freight train.
Burnett boarded with J. O. Housekeeper
while there, and Mr. Housekeeper speaks
iu the very highest terms of hirn. He
went hy the inline of Ed Burnett at Colfax.
The last chance for a new trial for
Charles Gronms, who wns convicted in
Tacoma of murdering a half-breed woman
named Celia Hansen, has expired. After
being found guilty he was sentenced to
twenty years in the penitentiary. Jt was
expected his nttorneys would apply for n
rehearing within the specified time, which
hns now expired. This wns not done and
the prosecution has applied for the commitment of the prisoner.
Monti, nn.
Ranch hands get $'.15 a month in the
The Deer Lodge penitentiary is now
lighted hy electricity.
Only six per cent of Montana's first call
for troops was rejected.
Sheep owners are confident of a fair
crop of Iambs and a big yield of wool.
William Jackson, one of tiie surviving
scouts connected with Reno's forces nt
the massacre of the Little Big Horn in
1870, wns in Great Fulls the other day
from Helena, on his way lo the Bluekfeet
reservation. He is accompanied by CroBs
Guns, chief of the Blackfeet Indian police.
"Dutch Harry," one of the best known
old timers in western Montana, has joined
(he out (it of packers Hurt is pre|>aring to
leave for St.. Louis. There are several
others whose applications hnve been accepted, l'i cil Morrill hns hren offered a
position by wire and will probably accept the offer if satisfactory arrangements
mn he made.
John S. Warn, of Alpine, contemplates
building a flat boat aliout September 1
nt Judith landing and sailing down the
old Missouri river to Oinnliu to nttend thc
grent fair; he will take eight tons of
rich ore from the Blue Jay, Copper Crown
Dixon nnd Ella. These leads are his property nnd of his own discovery; he mill
tnke thc ore to the Omaha smelter for
a fair test and then try to interest capital.
Thc lambing season in northern Montana is practically ovcr, nnd it is nearly
lime for the shearing to begin. Tlie wool
growers have saved from 90 to 100 per
cent of the lambs cast.
A deed hns heen filed in tire county
clink's olliee nt Bed Lodge conveying all
lhe properly of the Rocky Fork &. Cooke
City railway to the Northern Puciflc Rail-
wny Company. The Northern Pacific has
lieen operating the property under lease
und now conies into absolute possession
of tlie road.
Mrs. Annie Milroy of Willow Creek hns
Bold her entire oflek of sheep, consisting of
about 2000 head, for a consideration of
$0000 cash.
The new Presbyterian church nt Nez
Pereo has been completed.
Sixty-three mules have been shipped
from the Ketchuin stockyards to the Kansas City market. They are consigned to
a commission hou-e which will dispose of
them to the government for transportation to Cuba.
At the annual meeting of the grand
lodge of I. O. G. T., held at Boise, the
following officers wero leeted: Grand
templar, .Miss Amanda Way; grand councillor, Rev. E. 1'. Sutton* grand vice
templar, Mrs. .Mary Morion; grand secretary, William E. Morton; grand ireus-
urere, B. U. Morrison; grand chaplain,
B. If. Bobb; superintendent of juvenile
templars, Kev. Mrs. Phelps; grand marshal, William Harlan; grand sentinel,
Miss Ida Fisher; deputy grand marshal,
Mrs. Kate Mclntyre; assistant grand secretary, Mrs. Adu Moore; past chief templar, Mrs. Mary J. Clnrkson. The officers
were installed by Bev. E. B. Sutton, after
which tlie lodge adjourned until the third
Wednesday in May, 1899.
A commission firm of Genesee, Idaho,
has commenced the erection of a fruit
storage warehouse with a eupacity of 15,-
000 boxes. It will be the most pretentious thing of tlie kind on this coast. It
will he so constructed as to protect the
fruit from all kinds of weather. It is estimated that if the season is an average
one, ubout 40 or 50 boxes of fruit will bc
shipped from thut point The past few
seasons it has been difficult for the fruit
growers to get their fruit to market on
account of the had roads in the shipping
season but with this great convenience
they can liaul while the roads are good
anil store them.
Thp convention of the Iduho Sunday
School Union concluded ils labors at
Uoise after the following ollicers were
elected for the ensuing year: President,
Horace E. Neai, Methodist, Boise; first
vice president, B. F. Clay, Christian, New
Plymouth; second vice president, Mrs. J.
II. Burton, Presbyterian, Boise; third vice
president, H. A. Lee, Congregational,
Weiser; fourth vice president, Mrs. lt.
Mitchell, Baptist, fduho Fulls; fifth vice
president, J. J. Schwartz, Baptist, Moscow; recording secretary, C. C. Stevenson,
Presbyterian, Boise; corresponding secretary, Junius B. Wright, Methodist, Boise;
treasurer, Mrs. C. G. Burton, Baptist,
Boise; member of international executive
committee, E. C. Cook, Congregational,
The construction of tire Lewiston branch
of lire Northern Pacific railroad is progressing rapidly. Work wus begun a few
days ago on the bridge across Lapwai
creek at Spalding.
For years there hnve been a lot of shacks
on the Northern Pacific grounds near tlie
slaughter house below Wallace, and the
company has tried in vain to induce their
occupants to vacate. Since securing a
patent to the "round, however, stronger
measures hnve becn resorted to. A writ
of ejectment wus secured nnd executed on
one mnn, nnd others took the hint und
moved on. Fearing they might repent of
their good resolution nnd return, the company's ngents hnve torn down the buildings ns fast as they have become vacant.
Means to Do  Right) If It Errs It 1*
from JKrn.runet  or Fright.
Horses are essentially creatures of
habit. Of gentle, confiding dispositions
but excessively nervous; timid, at times
Irritable, and prone to resist strenuously anything that frightens them.
If, for example, you put u rope halter
on an unbroken colt aud tie hlm to a
post, the more the rope cuts Into his
tender skin the greater will be his
Btruggles, while he will soou yield to a
halter that Inflicts no pain. Through
nervous fright horses some-tlnies become panic-stricken aud absolutely uncontrollable. They suffer also occasionally from what, for want of better
name, may be called "nervous paralysis," when they seem to be physically
Incapable of motion. This condition ls
also Invariably the result of brutal
treatment, and the only reasonable explanation of It Is that the first emotion
aroused ln the horse by punishment ls
fear; that when he finds that he cannot escape anger a spirit of resistance is mingled with his fright, and
that these combined emotions produce
this morbid state.
The horse Is quick to take advantage
of the Ignorance or fear of those who
control him. As compared with the
dog, ho ls somewhat slow of comprehension, but he differs from the dog In
this also, that he seldom becomes "too
old to learn new tricks," and his memory ls so retentive that he never forgets what he has once thoroughly
learned. t
It may also be set down, as a rule,
with few exceptions, that he meant to
do just right; If he errs it ls either from
Ignorance, pain or fright, rarely from
Btubornuess or vice. This seems to be
widely unknown, at least disregarded,
for of all animals the horse Is the least
understood, the most harshly Judged
and unjustly treated, and for the least
Infraction of discipline he Is too often
brutally punished. If men who train
horses would control their tempers and
endeavor to ascertain the cause of the
animal's misbehavior they would find
that there ls ofteu a good cause for his
The eye ls the best Index to the animal's feelings. The ears are very expressive, but they do not reveal so plan
ly the emotions tlmt are dominating
him as the eye does. Therefore, study
the eye, with Its varying expressions,
and when you can rend their meaning
you hold the key to one of the chief
secrets of successful training.
The horse should be convinced that
resistance Is useless, but do not be Impatient or harsh; remombet- thnt success Is Oie reward of unwearied patience. If you fall at first keep trying
until you succeed. Do not be discouraged If you do not seem to mnke much
progress; your task mny take weeks
or even mouths, but If you persevere
you will triumph.
Wheat   Quotation!,,   Wool   Figures,
and the Price oi Produce.
Following are the local quotations.
Wholesale prices are given unless otherwise quoted:
Wheat at the warehouse—Country
points: Club, bulk (10c. sacked 01c; blue-
stem, bulk 02c, sacked 05c. At Spokane;
Club, bulk 02c, sucked 05e; bluestem,
bulk 05c, sacked U8c.
Onls—At Spokane, f. o. h., $20.
Barloy—Country points f. o. h., 85@00c
per cwt
Rye—County points f. o. b., $1 per
Flour—Per barrel, first $4.75, second
$4-50, third $4.25.
Feed—Bran und shorts, $13 per ton:
shorts, $14; bran, $12; rolled barley, $19;
chicken feed, $23@25.
liny—Timothy, $8.50 per ton; baled
timothy, $10.50;" wheat lmv, $8; oat hay,
$7; alfalfa, $10.
Eggs—Ranch, $4.25@4.76.
Com—Whole, $23; cracked, $24.
Wool—Fine medium, fl@7c per lb; me
dium, 5@0c per lb.
l'roduc->—Fancy creamery butter, 40
and 00-Ib tubs, 21c per lb; 5, 10 and 20*lb
tubs, 22e; prints, 22c; California butter,
25@2Uc It,; country butter in rolls, 20@
23c per lh; cooking butter, 10c; eastern
creamery, prints, 23o; cheese, twin, full
cream, 13@14Cj cheese, twin, skim milk,
Vegetables—Potatoes, 40@50e per cwt;
cabbage, $2.50 per cwt; turnips, $2.50 per
cwt; cucumbers, $1.50 per doz; beets,
$2.50(S3 per cwt; onions, $2@2.50 per
ewt; beans, ll@ljo per lb.
Poultry—Chickens, live weight, 9@10c
per lb; dressed, ll@12c; turkeys, live, 11
@12c; dressed, 12@13c; ducks, live, 10c;
dressed, ll@12o per lb; geese, live, 10@
lie; dressed, 12@12Jc.
Ments—Beef cows, live $2.85@3.10 per
cwt; dressed $0@7; steers, live $2.85®
3.50, dressed $8@8.60; hogs, live $4.50(7;.
4.75, dressed $0@0.60j mutton, live 4@
41*2e, dressed 8(5'8 l-2c per Hi; dressed
veal, 7@8c per lb; lamb, 12 1-2 wholesale.
Portland, Or.. June fl.—Wheat -Nominal; Walla Walla, 75@77c; valley, 78@
80c; bluest)  80c per bushel.
Tacoma, June 0.—Wheal—Club, 80(g)
81c; bluestem, 84c.
San Francisco, May 30.—Silver bars,
58c; Mexican dollars, 40 l*4@40 3*4c.
Lake copper—Quiet) brokers', $11.87J.
Leud—Dull; brokers', $3.50.
Writer Folk and Cloth. ■.
Judging from the statements made
by Marie Corelll, English women nov-
ellats are the dowdiest dressei-s In the
world. Miss Braddon-ls evidently no
exception to this rule. With n flip of
her Inky fingers at fashion, she garbs
herself as sbe happens to choose, and.
Is serenely Indifferent whether her
gowns have seen one or a dozen seasons. Oulda has been described ns
looking like an unlimited rag doll, In
spite of the fact that she has the artistic heritage of the women of France,
and even John Strange Winter and
Mra. Ward would not be singled out
from an ordinary 5 o'clock tea crowd as
gentlewomen If the green laurel leaves
did not hang under tlieir dingy bonnets.
The women writers of this country
are quite different In this respect. Margaret Saugster, white-haired and gentle-voiced, has nn eye to the hang of
her sllk-llned gown nnd a dainty pleasure ln her yellow laces. Miss Murfree
Is trim and trig lu tailor-made costumes of the latest and most correct
style, and Ella Wheeler Wilcox, who
prides herself on her unquestioned
feminity, Indulges In artistic robes ln
soft-colored satin.
Some oue, who knew nothing of tbe
woman or her ways, onee said Amber
was careless ln dress, and the report
spread. A daintier woman thnn Amber never lived, nnd she really mourned over the gossip. Ruth McEnery
Stewart and Kate Douglass Wlggln
are fashionable women, nud Lillian
Bell has pretty gowns galore and delights In them.
/.Ine   Willi   Paper.
Zinc wnll paper Ih the Intent 0,1.11'y. Tlie Ktnc
In uttftclu'.l tn ih,. wall by a cement Invented
for tlie purpose, an.l la nuitte to Imitate marble. The -nrr(a..... Ih enamelled bo na to render
It permanent nr washable; It Ir, claimed for
thia new departure In decorative material thul
while It Is an permanent as tile, or marble,
It 1... much ohoaper, and con be oh easily put on
as ordinary wall paper.
lluil ret Names.
Lady Poynter, the wife of the president of
the Itoyal Academy, Is one of the most beautiful women In London, She and her Bister,
Lady Burne-Jonee, ure the daughters of a cocoa
manufacturer, and were In their girlhood nicknamed   "Grateful"   and   "Comforting."
Nliiu.li* Persons.
The inrffest proportion of single persons la
Ireland nnd Scotland, and the smallest In tlie
United StntcH. In Ireland 67 per cent, In Scotland 65 per cent, but In the United States only
M per cent are in tbat condition.
The newest treatment for typhoid fever
is Himply pure olive oil given internally.
In England 010 breweries wero closed
dining the year. Nearly all of theso wero
small houses of the homo-brewed class.
Only ono out of every 1000 married
couples live to celebrate tlieir golden wedding.
The bishop of Oxford has been denouncing Sunday boating nnd bicycling.
Sentimental Uses or the Onion.
Among the Greeks the onlou was
formerly used at marriages, a Jar of
lentils, one of snow and one of oulous
belug Bpoken of as gifts to the daughter of King Cotys upou the occasion of
her marringc to Iplcrntes. In some
places even now onions nre thrown
after the brides, ns Is rice ln our land.
In tbe south of England this patriarchal plaut wns used by girls to divine
their future husbands. When the
onions were purchased for this purpose
It wns necessary for the purchaser to
enter the shop by one door and go out
by another; It wns therefore Important
to select a green-grocer's shop which
bad two doors. Onions bought In this
careful way, If placed under tbc pillow
on St. Thomas' eve, were warranted to
bring visions of the future husband.
Country girls were aso wont to take
nn onion and name It after St. Thomas.
It was then peeled and wrapped In a
clean handkerchief, after which, placing It carefuly on their heads, the maids
would sny:
Good St Thomas, do me right
,. And let my true love come to-night,
That I may look hlm In the face
And him In my fond arms embrace.
The Siamese and the Fish.
The favorite sport of the Siamese ls
Ash-fighting. Bo popular ls It that the
King of Slam derives considerable revenue from the license fee exacted for
tbe privilege of keeping fighting flsh.
The flsh are described as belug loug
nud slender, "not thicker than a child's
finger," and very ferocious. The moment they nre placed together ln a vessel of water they dart at one another,
and tbe onlookers become so excited
over the contest that they will wager
anything tbey bave at band on tbe success of their favorite llsh. Inverness
Bhe—I'm sorry to hear you've lost
your patient, Dr. Jones.
He—But he was Ul a long, long tlmel
HOW A MAN   MADE  87,000.
The Chap Who Lost It Told Bis Business In a Cafe.
"Don't discuss your private business
affairs In a public place," said an old
Brooklynlte to the New-Yorker who approached him In a cafe near the City
Hall. Then the Brooklyn man, pointing
out a real estate dealer, Bald:
"Talking about a business deal In this
very cafe cost that man $7,000, and the
money went Into my pocket, too. Yoll
see, he represented a syndicate that
wanted to build ou some property In
which I was Interested as the owner of
one house and city lot. The agent did
not know me from a Canarsle clammer.
Well, he came In here with a friend-
one of the syndicate—for luncheon on
an afternoon In last July. They took
seats nt this table. I sat at the next
"I began to 'take notice,' as grandmas say, when I heard the strangers
at the next table discuss quite loudly
a deal In relation to the property ad-
Joining mine. The agent hnd ordered
a fine layout for luncheon aud was evidently well pleased with his deal. He
said to his friend:
" 'Well, I pulled off the trick for that
property at 21!) Cheap street to-day.
The owner thought I wns doing him a
favor. I started lu at $15,000 and flual-
ly closed with liini for $18,000. He bit
lu a hurry. Why, the property Is worth
$25,000 If It's worth a dollar to us.
Now I must look for Hint chap that
owns 221. He'll be glad to get $18,000
for bis house. It's lucky for us they're
not onto the fact that wc waut to buy
that entire block.'
"I didn't need to do any eavesdropping, you see. That little speech of the
agent cost hlm exactly $7,000. Y'ou
can readily guess that I, ns the owner
of 221 Cheap street, was uot especially
anxious to sell after thnt. I kept Mr.
Real Estate man on the Jump for nearly five mouths, and when f let up on
hlm I got my price, exactly $25,000. A
neat little profit of $7,000 above whnt
I would have gladly accepted. So you
see the point of my remark to you,
'Don't discuss private business affairs
In a public place.' Now, we'll go to my
oflice, and I'll listen to your proposition."—-New York Sun.
Henri Rochefort has employed his
prison leisure In writing a preface for
the edition of La Fontaine's fables. The
clever'draughtsman, Caran d'Ache, ls
Mrs. E. S. Wlllard, wife of thc English actor, Is bringing out her first effort Tn the line of serious fiction. It Is
a story denllug with the social life of
the Jews lu Russia nnd Is called "A
Son of Israel."
Before "Quo Vadls" wns written Slen-
klewlcz wns supposed to hnve made
$.r)00,000 by his pen. As Hint book has
sold Into the hundreds of thousands,
nfter running ns a serial, he must be a
good many thousands of dollars richer
Mrs. Wlggln's vivacious story, "Penelope's Progress," will be published
shortly, and as it relates wholly to Scotland lt ls to be bound In Scotch plaid.
Houghton, Millllu & Co., In order to procure precisely the plaid which seemed
most fitting, hnve hnd It made especially for this book at a factory lu Glasgow.
Frank Stockton's Interesting "Pirates
of the American Coast," which Is now
running In St. Nicholas, will, nfter Its
course as a serial, be Issued by the Mac-
uilllan coinpnny under the title of
"Buccaneers and Pirates of Our
Coasts." The same publishers announce for publication lu the nenr future "The Loves of the Lndy Arabella,"
an eighteenth century story by Molly
Elliot Seawell.
At last there Is some likelihood of
Balzac's statue, executed by Rodin, being erected, thc site chosen being the
Place du Palais Royal. Why tlie delay
has been so great no one seems to
know, but lt must be admitted that the
protests and complaints of the Soelete
ties Gens de Lettres hnve not been
without grounds. However, the work
Is now finished, nnd represents Balzac
draped In his celebrated robe de chani-
bre; and, though the sculptor has not
reproduced the features from any of
the numerous portraits that have been
published of the great novelist, It ls
viewed with great fnvor by many of his
E Iward Grieg at  Home.
Edward Grieg, the distinguished Norwegian composer, as bis unine suggests, claims kinship with the northern
portlou of the United Kingdom. Over
a century ago bis great-grandfather
left Fraserburgh, settled iu Norway,
and changed his inline of Gi-elg to
Grieg. The eminent pianist hns beeu
deterred from visiting Scotland as frequently ns he should like, from the
aversion he bus to the sea. He owns
to belug the worst of sailors, and will
never forget, he tells, the night of horrors he once endured in crossing from
Bergen to Aberdeen. Grieg's Norwegian home is situated a few miles
from Bergeu; Troldhnug, or tho
"Witches' Hillock," he has named It.
Over the entrance to lhe house, which
Is surrounded by heather knolU nnd
birch plantations, nnd overhnngliig olo
of tbe numerous lakes lu the district,
are paluted the words, "Edward Grieg
wishes to be left nlone till 3 o'clock."
A considerable portion of bis work Is
accomplished In a little building, fitted
up with the scores of Wagner, a piano
aud his favorite books.—London Times.
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Over 7,000,000 Kaster epgs were this
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Tlte number of churches in Chicago has
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A powder to be shaken into the shoes.
At this season your feet feel swollen, nervous, and hot, and get tired easily. If yoa
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Piso's Cure for Consumption has been
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Every hair has two oil glands at its
base.        *  •
Bea of Petroleum   Down There.
It Is believed by oil experts that West
VlrglDla Is umlei'lald by a sea of petroleum. The output of white sand oil
for 1897 amounted to over 18,000,000
Worms In » Bust.
A strange Item In thc Bishop Burton
Church accounts for liiBt year ls: "To
killing worms In tbe bust of John Wesley, IS shillings."
The further a country woman ls compelled to bring eggs, the more she
wants for them when sbe arrives lo
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