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THE   QRAND   FORK
MINER,
THIRD YEAR.   NO. 119
GRAND FORKS, B. C, SATURDAY, AUGUST 20, 1898.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
THE MINES IN THREE STATES.
A Fanion. Old Dlntrlcl In Idaho—
Nanitliir.'H In Montnnn—Tlie Centre
Slur Mine Sold for Tnu Million.—
Mill Itnn „ Fen* Hour*-—Mlnlng
N,,-*-H.
Silver City, Idaho, had a wonderful
reputation for wealth a third of a century ago, when thc mines on Wur Kugl.!
mountain were producing an abundance
of gold, even with thc most primitive
methods of production and with the nearest railroad point hundreds of miles distant.
One of thc celebrated properties of this
(•amp which is still steadily producing
and paying dividends at a heavier rate
than the Le Koi of Uosslund ever did,
is thc Trade Dollar mine. It is making
regular shipments of ore in car lots that
will average away up in the thousands of
dollurs per ton in free gold. The Ulack
Jack and De Lamar are also well known
Wur Eugle properties which have produced steadily and paid dividends aggregating large sums.
A group of three properties which
made enormous records for production of
gold ore in the '00's and early 70"s comprises the Golden Chariot, Ida Klmore
and Oro Fino mines. It was not unusual
in these properties to encounter bundles
of ore in considerable qdantities averaging
over $5000 per ton. The Ida Elmore and
Golden Chariot were worked through
shafts to a depth of 1200 and 1500 feet, respectively, under primitive methods. Tlie
water wos ull hoisted out of these shafts
in buckets. Under modern methods of
mining these mines would have continued
work far beyond the depths, which, in
thoso days, were considered insuperable.
Ever since these mines have becn shut
down tlieir waste dumps have becn hand
sluiced at a profit, while the water season lasted, the fine stuff being washed
into rifile boxes and the coarse stuff
sorted by hand. Jn this manner thousands of tons of so called waste from
the mines have heen laboriously treated
nt a profit by thc slow and tedious processes of hand labor.
The Centre Star Sold.
The great Centre Star mine at Rossland was sold Saturday and it brought
the biggest price ever paid for a mining
property in the Kootenays. The price
wus $2,000,000, and it is a cash transaction. The purchasers are the Gooder-
ham-I'laekstock syndicate of Toronto,
who own the controlling interest in the
Wur Kagle Consolidated Mining and Development Company.
Of the 500,000 shares of the capital
stock, Oliver Durant and Alexander Tur-
bet of Salt Luke own 300,000 shnres, Sir
Charles ltoss, Dart, owns 30,000 shores,
and the Patrick Lorgey cstutc of Butte,
Mont., most of the remaining 100,000. It
is staled tliat Mr. Williamson hus invested $100,000 of his own money with the
Goodcrhiuu-niockHtoek syndicate in the
purchase of the Centre Star.
The deal reached ft climax Saturday,
when Volncy D. Williams of Spoknne on
behalf of his principals, went to the
Centre Star mine, took formal possession
and discharged Foreman Joyce and all
the employes.
The  Inei,.  Sun,.
R. A. Bell, it is said, has just acquired
control of ground supposed to bc rich in
gold near the celebrated Uncle Sum pocket, nbout four miles south of Helena,
.Mont. The funic of the golden pocket
of the Uncle Sum mine is world-wide. The
product of this deposit was so exceedingly rich that armed guards were employed to keep people from carrying off
the ore us it cumc from the shaft. Almost every piece of rock taken from the
mine showed- great quantities of free gold
in the quartz. But thc vein suddenly
pinched out and its continuation has
never been found, though it is being
hunted for to this day. The Uncle Sam
is located directly south of Helena about
four mill's and six miles northwest of
Clancy, and was possibly a sort of contact between the lime and grnnitc for*
ination, as there is a lime belt of three
or four miles in width between Helena
ond thc mine—though the Uncle Sam
shaft is certainly in granite formation.
A Mill Cloned.
The closing down of tlie Poorman mill
in l-'lorenco Camp, Idaho, after a short
run of a few hours has caused much comment from various sources, not only all
over the district, but among tlie stockholders in Tacoma ond outside points.
Portland stockholders havo deemed it
wise to send in a representative to ascertain just wherein the fault lies. It has
been staled lhat several hundred pounds
of tho ore were sent out for practical
treatment, and us a result a live stamp
Frazer & Chalmers mill was purchased
and set up, only to be pronounced a dead
failure by Mr. Buchanan, tlie expert mill
man, who has now gone to take chargo
of the Virtue mine at Baker City, Ore.
Rumor has it that thc management is now
ot 8ea as to jiiBt what kind of machinery
would be best adapted fer profitable
working of the Poorman ore.
Salable Sapphire..
Thomas Morgan, one of the owners of
the Pike County placer mine on Dry Cottonwood, in Deer Lodge county, Mont.,
received lust week from New York two
sapphires he had cut in that city. These
stones were two of a great muny secured
while doing some preliminary work this
summer und were sent to New York for
examination. The stones as returned are
certainly beauties. Tiffany & Co., thc
well known New York jowelers, report
them oil right and Bay ttiey can use them
if of larger size thun those sent for cx-
mniiiiution. Those sent were small, being of one carat or less in weight, and
wero only submitted for the purpose of
getting an expert report as to the quality.
The Pierce District.
Miners in the Pierce district are beginning to lay in their full and winter
supplies and Kendrick feels Uie effect of
the increased trude. C. E. Rummel, who
operutes a placer mine at Snake Creek,
said: "This has been a prosperous season
for the miners in the Pierce district, a
majority of tbem having mude paying
clean ups. We huve hud a good supply
of water und have succeeded in cleaning
up $1700. This has paid us good wages,
besides putting our mine iu shape for
bundling more dirt next seuson. This
full we will strip our dirt uml be in shape
to commence work in lhe spring. From
ull over the district 1 hoar most encouraging reports of tbe work being done und
believe thut with work resumed on the
Crescent mino und the development of
other properties this fall the Pierce district must forge uheod."
Mini,iu   llrlefH.
Tho Midway Advance says tliat some
rich strikes hove been mode recently up
the main Kottle river from thut place.
It is reported that the main lodge on
lho AthclsUin hus been .truck on the
Juck Pot claim in Wellington Camp,
Boundary Creek, It. C.
It is roported tliat ft greut body of ore
lias been struck on the Crown Point
claim in Crown Point camp just west of
Hock Creek on Kettle river.
it is reported thnt the .Sunday Morning
mine neur tho Helen E. in the Pierre's
Luke district on tlie north half of the
Colvillo reservation has been sold for
cash to -California purties for $15,000.
The heated term has hud a quieting effect upon the Spokane mining stock market und no sules of great importance
wore reported during the week, though
brokers report a healthy inquiry for Republic slocks.
Cariboo, Camp McKinney, stock is
souring in tlie eastern markets. The Toronto World says thut it is expected to
reach $1 on thc strength of the reorganization of tlie company which is aliout to
bo efi'ected. The prico is ranging between 80 and 85 cents.
P. A. Daggett of Spokane received a
letter from D. C. Clark saying thut a rich
lend of ore has been cut on the Sunrise
eluim in tlie Slocnn und tlmt the lend runs
directly through tlio Dorothy claim,
which is owned by the Ruth No. 2 Mining Company of Spokane The Ruth lias
u tunnel in 270 feet.
'llie men who wero working on a copper
prospect just above Lake Blaine, Mont..,
have given it up, suys tlie Kulispell In-
tcr-I/nko. They hud found some rock
that wus promising, but concluded afler
working on it a while Hint it was not
worth following up.
Reports from Bear Gulch, Mont., during tlie week continued to bring information of fabuously rich returns from tlie
recent plueor locutions in thut district,
nnd a veritable stampede to tliat camp
bus resulted. Among oilier reports of
rich diggings it is stated that George
Rockinger washed out nearly two ounces
of gold dust in less than five hours Tuesday.
The Mammoth mine in the Coloinn district, western Montann, hns been attached by Limbic Brothers,Decr Ixxlgc baznk-
ers, und by W. B. Hosmer of Boston,
president of the coinpnny, for debts aggregating about $25,000. It i.s said Unit
the company has s]M"iit over $100,000 in
development in the last 18 months. The
equipment comprises a compressor,
hoist and five stamp mill.
The lower Chest mill has started up on
Chest ore ut Murray, Idnho. They have
enough ore out for a month's run with
ten stamps.
Thore were twelve properly transfers
placed on the records of Shoshone county,
Idaho, lust weok, with a total valuation
of $31(00. Nine locations were recorded
during the same  time.
Tho whole June output for the Mon-
Inna Alining Company was 2020 ounces of
gold and 15,700 ounces of silver from
0211 tons of ore crushed, und 11,591 tons
of tailings from the dams, snys the Ma-
rysvillo Mountaineer. The estimated realizable value of the crushings is $43,400,
and of the tailings $23,800; the cost of
treating the tailings wns $13,443. The
total expense was $58,000, leaving a net
income of $0200.
Mnn-Kiu,lllo'H   Ho,i,Iti,r,I,»,*,,t.
Santiago, Aug. 15.—Advices were received by General Suafter to the effect
that Munzanillo was bombarded Saturday, General Shafter cabled tlio Spanish commander ot Munzanillo that peace
has been declared and requesting him to
advise the Americans of the fact, which
he did, nnd thc shelling of tho town
ceased.
Court-Mnrlliilt'd and Shot.
Milwaukee, Wis., Aug. 15.—A special
to thc Journal from Marinette suys word
is received from Ponce, Puerto Rico, thut
Private L. A. Duke of tho Second Wisconsin regiment, who shot and killed Private Stafford of the regulur army during
a quarrel in a saloon at Ponce, was court
mnrtiuled and found guilty and shot on
Uie morning of August 4.
Mnnlla Troop*, stopped.
Sun Francisco, Aug. 15.—Tlie order for
the sailing of troops for Manila on the
transports Scandia and Arizona has been
countermanded, 'l'he transports will sail
for the Philippines on Monday, hut they
will only carry stores, consisting of medical, commissary and quartermaster's
proporty.
Under a Military Regime.
Washington, Aug. 15.—It is probable
that conquered stations like Puerto Rico
and Manila will remain under military
government until congress eon act It is
believed the military commissions, which
will bc nppointod within 10 dnys, will
make such recommendation tp the president.
Immune. Soil  for Snntlnn-n.
Savannah, Ga., Aug. 15.—The transport
Minnewaska sailed at 4 o'clock Saturday
for Santiago with the Third regiment,
United States volunteers, Colonel Ray's
immunes, numbering   1100   officers and
DETAILS    OF   THE   FIGHTING.
Story uf the Puerto It Ico < um-miK ■>
— Tin- Ktitlvt'M im CnutlouN lu Hut-
He un Thi')' Were KutluiHluMtlc In
\\ el en ii( Ink—S jut ii In r tin   Ile t rented.
PEACE AT  LAST PROCLAIMED.
'['he    rres.it 4* nt    Fornuilly   Proelittma
Thut   the   Wur   is   Over.
Guayama, Puerto RicOj Aug. 8.— (Correspondence of the Chicago Inter Ocean,
Aug. 15.)—Ever since Guayama was occupied, three days ago, the natives have
been demonstrative in praising the Americans, and in showing how delighted they
were at the retreat of the Spaniards. Today there came a change, whicli was not
at all surprising to those who know thc
character of the Puerto Rlcans.
It was just 1 o'clock this afternoon
when a horseman eame galloping into
towu shouting "Send the dynamite guns
at once. The Fourth Ohio is being annihilated."
ln less than five minutes tlie alarm had
spread throughout tho town and the
streets were filled with soldiers hurrying
to their quarters.
llie natives disappeared as if by magic,
not a single one of them remaining in
sight. Shutters were hurriedly put up
on all the shops that were open, thc hack
men rushed tlieir horses to tlieir stables
and everywhere the natives showed by j
tlieir actions that they anticipated tho re-
capture of the town by the Spaniards.
Tho fears of some of the women led
them to seek protection in the cathedral, |
where they spent the time in prayer. The
whole incident showed how little reliance
can be placed in the sincerity of pro-
American protestations of the natives.
Itnn   Into  lin   A in liu Men <te.
The Spanish attack grew out of the
fact that Colonel Cult, Major Dean and
Lieutenant Wardman. the latter of General Brooke's staff, had, with Companies
A and C of the Fourth Ohio, started early in the morning to reconnoiter to the
northward, with the object of ascertaining the truth of the reports that the
Spaniards had mined the bridges on the
road to Cayey, whither General Brooke's
command is bound.
Knowing thc sraallness of the reconnoi-
toring party, the report that they had
been attacked by the Spaniard* caused
much excitement at the Guayama headquarters. *
A strong force was at once hurried to
Die front. There were no horses to haul
the dynamite guns, and the men buckled
to and dragged them over the hills for
five miles to the scene of action.
On the way several straggling private?
of Company.C were met. They reported
tliat that company and Company A had
been practically annihilated by Spanish
artillery. They declared that they were
too tired to fight any more.
It was also reported that Captain Bid-
die of Company C had been wounded in
tlie engagement, but it was subsequently
learned that he had becn overcome by
the heat.
At 2 o'clock thc reinforcements reached
a turn of the road and the whole scene of
tlie engagement lay before them. They
stood directly on the spot where the first
ambuscade had boen made. Thc road
here took a sudden turn to the right,
while 1100 yards further on it made a
quick turn to the left. Thus thc marching troops were exposed at both turns
to lire from the hills on either side.
Span In ni**    He hi ml    lOurth-tVurkN.
Tho Spaniards were about 000 yards
away. They were entrenched on one
side behind a blockhouse and on the other
behind earthworks located on thc top of
a hill.
Nothing but a shallow ditch on thc left
side of the road had saved the American
troops, for that thc fire had been blistering hot there was shown by thc trees,
the leaves and boughs of whioh had been
torn away by the Spanish shot.
For the greater part of two hours the
Americans lay in the ditch, the Spaniards
meanwhile directing a hot fire against
them but not attempting to cha.'jje them.
A 'stampede was started in Company C
by the collapse of Captain Riddle* who
was prostrated by tlie heat. When he
fell it was generally believed that lie had
been shot.
Tho effect on the men might have been
serious had it not been for Lieutenant
Wardman, who assumed command of thc
company and fought gallantly through
tho engagement. As soon as thc reinforcements arrived he pressed on with
his men to the top of the lull.
Some time before this the enemy had
stopped their cross fire, but as soon o«
the Americans climbed the hill the Spaniards opened a hut fire from the blockhouse. Tho Americans rushed through
thc hail of bullets toward the blockhouse,
and the Spaniards started to retreat.
concluded and
by William It.
of  the   United
. Jules Qambon,
Expedition Landed Safely.
Key West, Fla., Aug. 15.—Thc expedition to convey clothing and provisions to
General Maximo Gomez, and which Colonel Boza, thc. insurgent commander's
chief of staff, took from here last week,
was landed without resistance at Santa
Maria, 15 miles east of Key Francis.
. Nnv nl Volunteer Drlfrntle.
. Vancouver, B. C, Aug. 15.—Admiral
Palliser of thc north Pacific station has
arrived in connection with the formation
of a naval volunteer brigade-which, in
view of the strained relations between
Russia and Great Britain, will be put
into training at once.
Elephants will work until 80 years of
age.
Yellow Jnek lu  Mexico.
Mexico City, Aug. 15.—Yellow fever
prevails at Merida. and has reached the
interior of the states of Yucatan and
Campcehi. Thc health of. tbe City of Mexico has not been improved since the rains
began, and it is proposed to adopt the
plan of cremation here on a large scale.
Wooden sleepers on railways last about
15 years.
The cheapest rr/te of postage in Europe
is that of F,anoe.
Washington, Aug. 14.- The president
has issued the following proclamation:
By the President of the United Stales—
A Proclamation:
Whereas, a protocol
signed August 12, 1N!»8.
Day, secretary of state
Slates and his excellcnci
ambassador extraordinary and minister
plenipotentiary of France at Washington,
respectively representing fur this purpose,
the government of the United States and
lho government of Spain, the United
States and Spain have formally agreed
upon terms on which negotiations for the
establishment of peace between thc two
countries shall be undertaken.
And, whereas, it is in said protocol
agreed that upon its concession and signature hostilities between ihe two countries shall be suspended and notice to
that effect shall be given as soou as possible to each government, and to commanders of its military anu naval forces.
Now, therefore, I, Willi.un McKinley,
president of the United Slates, do in accordance with the stipulations of the protocol declare and proclaim on the part of
the United States a suspension of hostilities and do hereby command that orders
be immediately given through their proper
channels to commanders of the military
and naval forces of thc United States
to abstain from all acta inconsistent with
this proclamation.
In witness whereof, I have hereunto
set iny hand and caused the seal of the
United States to be affixed.
Bono at the city of Washington, this,
the 12th day of August, in the year of
our Lord, one thousand eight hundred
and ninety eight, and of Lhe independence
of tho United States, tlie one hundred and
twenty-third.
WILLIAM M'KINLEY, President.
WM. R. DAY, Secretary of State.
A copy of thc proclamation has been
cabled to our anny and navy commanders. Spain will cable her commanders like
instructions.
The protocol provides for two commissions, tlie first a peace commission, which
will meet in Paris, and the second, a military commission, which will meet in Havana province, within 15 days.
Tho military commission will be created immediately on signing the protocol.
lt will settle the details of the evacuation by the Spanish armies of the West
Indies, and will decide all questions relative to the removal of submarine mines,
thc immediate relinquishment to thc United States of the great fortresses at Havana, San Juan and other points, and
the transfer of Manila city itself.
The   Protocol.
1. Spain will relinquish all elaim of
sovereignty over and Utle lo Cuba.
2. Puerto Rico and all other Spanish
islands in the West Indies and an island
in the La-drones, to be selected by the
United States, shall be ceded to the tatter.
3. The United States shall occupy and
hold, the cily, bay aud harbor of Manila,
pending the conclusion of the treaty of
peace, which shall determine the control
disposition and government of the Philippines.
4. Cuba, Puerto Rico and the other
Spanish islands in the West Indies shall
bo immediately evacuated. Commissioners, to be appointed within ten days, shall
within 'M days from the signing of the
protocol, meet at Havana and San Juan
respectively, to arrange and execute the
details of the evacuation.
5. The United Sites and Spain will each
appoint no more than five commissioners
to conclude the treaty of peace. 'Hie commissioners are to meet at Paris uot later
than the 1st of October.
0. On the signing of the protocol hostilities will be suspended and notice to
that effect 1« given as soon as possible
by each government to the commanders
of its military and naval forces.
Tho above is thc official statement of
the protocol's contents as prepared and
given to the press by Secretary Day.
A  FIGHT   IN   PUERTO   RICO.
Five    Killed    uml     Wounded      After
Peace*.
Washington, Aug. 14.—Adjutant Gen
oral Corbin received the following cablegram *.
"Police, Aug. 13.—General Wilson re
ports Major Lancaster W. Potts, at 1(30
p. in., on the 12th inst., quickly silenced
enemy's battery at Asomanta, near Ai-
bonito, and drove him from his position
and rillc pits. No infantry flre on our
part. Lieutenant John P. Haines, Fourth
artillery* struck by a stray Mauser bullet, not seriously hurt. A shell from the
enemy's guns burst just over one of our
pickets, killing Corporal Swanson,
wounding Corporal Jenks, company L,
Third Wisconsin, in the neck and arm;
Private Voiight, same company, seriously,
in the abdomen; Private Dunce, same
company, in the chest, not seriously.
"MILKS."
•uitli* City at Home.
New York, Aug. 15.—Tho transport
Gate City, the first of the fleet that is
bringing the veterans of tho Santiago
campaign to Montauk Point, arrived Saturday and anchored in Fort Pond bay,
well off shore. She carried 550 soldiers
besides tho crew.
Senator Vent Serlounly III.
St. Louis, Mo., Aug. 12.—A special to
the Post Dispatch says:
United States Senator Vest, who is
spending the summer at Asbury Park, N.
J., is critically ill, with little hope of recovery.
Fntnl C load burnt.
Knoxville, Tenn;, Aug.. 15.—A terrible
cloudburst, in which at least 20 lives are
known to have been sacrificed, was visited upon the community of Beach Creek,
about 15 miles north of Uogersville, Tenn.,
Knoxvillo.
HAPPENINGS  IN  THE WORLD.
lteina of All funds Prom ah Over—
AeelfleulH     uml      Crime*.—1'crnouN
'I'll Iked   A hunt—No ten   of   IIiihIiicnn
Matters nmi Dolngi-
Gertrude Hall, member of a suicide club,
killed herself with gas iu New York.
The California Raisin Growers' Association has formulated a plan to pool the
raisin   product  of  the  slate.
A smokeless powder factory is to be
established at Cleveland, O.j by u company whieh has a government contract.
Cecil Rhodes is trying to get back at
the polls in the Soulh African Republic
the power he lost by the .Jameson raid.
Francis Murphy, the well-known temperance advocate, has been apiMnnlcd
chaplain of the Fifth Pennsylvania regiment.
Frank C. Fleming of Chicago was
crushed lo death by falling 2000 feet into
a crevasse in the Valdez glacier, Alaska.
Letters received from Alaska say that
many prospectors have abandoned their
search for gold and are locating coal
claims.
Schlatter, the "divine healer." apologized to the court in Philadelphia last
week for maliciously tearing down an
American flag, and was discharged.
During tlie furious electrical storm in
Philadelphia last Wednesday 5 1-2 inches
of rain fell iu one hour and three-quarters,
and the entire city was covered with
water several inches in depth.
An IS-months-old child in Chicago swallowed a hat pin li inches long. The pin
was located in the child's stomach by
aid of X rays, and subsequently removed
by n skillful surgeon without injury to
the child.
At Columbus, 0., IUphraim W. Sells,
tlie elder of the Sells Bros., well-known
circus men, died of Bright's disease, after
an illness of several months,
Harvey county, Kan., has not a single
cent bf Indebtedness, according lo figures
from the county clerk's olliee. Tax levies
for the coining year are unusually light.
Spanish ollicers surrendered at Santiago
will be allowed to take their wives aud
children back to Spain at the expense
of the United Stales.
Near Circle City, Klondike, July 1,
men who were trying to trace a coal vein
found the richest gold deposit ever before
discovered in thai region.
It is reported at Yokohama, that Hawaii agreed lo pay Japan $200,0(10 t*>
settle the dispute about the exclusion of
Japanese immigrants from Hawaii,
The business community of Guatemala,
having become tired of the frequent revolutions, would welcome annexation lo
(he United States or Mexico.
The federal court at Tacoma, Wash.,
has decided that insurance companies
must notify policy holders of arrearages
before they can decide policies  forfeited.
Philip Hanna, who was American consul at Sail Juan until the war broke out,
has joined General Miles, to give him the
benefit of his acquaintance with the isl
and.
California sheep herders are taking advantage of the absence of troops to drive
their sheep into the military reservations.
They say the dry spell will* cause 100,000
sheep to die.
Adjutant General Corbin, at thc direction of the secretary of war, has Issued
an order granting sick and wounded soldiers at hospitals, when able to travel,
one month's furlough aud transportation
to their homes.
It is reported from Berlin that the publication of the memoirs of Prince Bismarck will be forcibly suppressed by thc
German government, as were the memoirs
of Emperor Frederick on Prince Bismarck's advice.
Thc entire herd of famous short-horned
cattle belonging to the Hon. John Mc- J
Kecgan of Bancroft, Neb., were totally
destroyed by a peculiar accident. While
grazing on a high blull overlooking the
Missouri river, they were suddenly attacked by several swarms of wild bees,
which occupy the trees on the bluffs, lu
their terror and pain lhe whole herd,
numbering HOO head, jumped oil" the bluffl
ami were dashed to pieces on the rocks
or drowned in the rivor.
A pet monkey belonging to a gentleman
in Ottawa, Canada, deliberately committed suicide last week. Climbing to the
top of his large cage, he secured an old
coat which hung on tho wall outside
He tore the lining from the garment, and,
making one end fust at the top of his
eagQ and placing the other cud around
his neck, jumped toward the bottom of
the cage.    Ue was found in this position
strangled to death.
Tiie celebrated French cave-hunter, M.
Martel, has explored a natural pit in
the limestone of thc Lo/.ere, France, and
made thero a most remarkable discovery.
Afler descending a vertical shaft, for 2(H)
feet he reached an Immense hall, sloping
downward, at the lower end of which was
a virgin forest of stalagmites, resembling
palm and pine trees. Some of these are
of great beauty, and one, over 00 feet
iu height, nearly reaches the roof of thc
cavern.
Our Santiago heroes are coming home.
Typhoid fever at Camp Alger is under
control.
An American cable will be laid to
I'curlo Rico at onee.
Lieutenant Hobson is constantly haunted by female admirers;
General Wood has regulated thc price
of provisions at Santiago.
The Yale battery of artillery has been
ordered to Puerto Rico.
Admiral Sampson reports that the
health of his men is remarkably good.
The corn crop of Nebraska, Improved
by rains, will yield about $25,000,000.
Mrs. Ballington Booth of the American
Salvation army has sailed for England.
Lieutenant Hobson visited Admiral
Cervera and the Spanish prisoners at
Annapolis last Monday.
The navy has reached ils full strength,
ami enlistments have been stopped for
i the present.
Seventy-five small children of Chicago
tare in thu homes of the people in tho
vicinity of Cerro Uordo, 111., for a brief
j visit of three weeks.
England is getting ready to mobilize
her licet and be prepared io iigln Ku-
slo and perhaps France.
Scores of hogs are dying n.-ai Relief on
tnlne, 0., from a disease which farmers
say is typhoid fever.
Two clerks iu the revenue oflice al 0»i
en»boro, Ky., have received cuts ot $100
iu their salaries, und this bar, been added
to tlie salary of John Franks, assistant
division deputy, who is a brother of Collector K. T. Franks.
The steamer Gu.-v.ie, in which Captain
Dorst made his famous trip wilh arms
for the Cubans, has been wrecked, i
Fanners at Muncic, Ind., have organized a vigilance committee for the purpose
of running down cattle thieves.
Privates Humphries and Gill of Company K, First Texas regiment, were killed by a bolt of lightning at Miami, Fla.
Gypsies stole the child of George Conk-
lin, of Wilton, Js. Y., und a clairvoyant
is advising the anxious mother as to its
recovery!
Aaron Kinslow, a farmer near Glasgow,
Ky., 00 years old, committed suicide by
hanging himself to the rafters in his
bum.
Wade Counts, leader of a notorious
band of outlaws near Red Sulphur
Springs, W. Va., and his son were killed
by lightning.
The city eouneil of Dublin, Ireland, has
adopted a resolution opposing the erection
of a monument to Gladstone in that city.
Charles Martin, in jail at EvansvUle,
Ind., confessed he killed Lazarus Yin
MORRO FIRES ON BL0CKADERS.
Our Ships  \\ ii
Mtuck, und
Sllll        I   iiiiii
miiin  win
e Under Ordcn .Vol  t.
Pled Past for Safety***
Ke\   Wept,  Aug.  lo.     lhe  flagship  San
Francisco, the monitor Miantonoinah and
ihe auxiliary yacht Silvia were fired upon
by the Havana batteries shortly before
."i o'clock Saturday morning. One 10 and
two 12-inch shells struck the San Francisco's stern as she was turning to get
out of range, aud tore a hole about u
foot IU diameter, completely wrecking
Commodore Howell's quarters und
Binasliing his book ca.se into fragments.
No one was injured, and being under orders not to attack thc batteries, lhe ships
departed as lasi, aa iheir engines would
curry them.
The flagship und thc Silvia lay parallel
to each oilier, not more than a mile from
Morro castle, and separated from each
other by between three-eighths and three-
quarters of a mile. The Miantonoinah
lay about three-quarters of a mile to thu
rear of the others. All were within range
of the Spanish batteries, aud the temptation was too strong for the Spaniards i.o
! resist.
Morro Opened PI re.
i    The first glimmer of dawn was breaking through tlie eastern skies when, with-
j out an instant's warning, the lookout on
j the flagship saw a jet of BDioke puff from
of Morro's big guns.   Almost before
,,,,., ce *f he could pull himself together sufficiently
a wealthy timber man, in the Spring ofI
181)5. for $10.
The  military   society   formed   at  San* j
to make a report of the incident 10 and
12 inch shells were screaming all around.
The Spaniards had the    inge and appai-
tmgo hus olMted General Slraflcr pi-esl- outl „,a. .*,„, ■„ eillm.„t ,n their
dent, General Wheeler Urst vice pi-esl-, |a8t'eirorU to wreak injury on their too
dent and Major Sharp secretary. „,iglity foe.   Shells fell between the San
Oaptain Alfred S. Barker,    who    1ms  j.-,,ul,Lu and Silvia- some fell short, a
been  ordered  to  succeed  Captain  dark,   faw   went over  lhcm,    na n      ,„„  „,
«.i.-i the Oregon a flrst commander, when i lmM„, lhe silvia lo     t out 0, ,,,    . vvllll.
shei took hor rough initial sea trips.        oia del      lir„, bulll slli     swu     „,,„„„■
lhe Madrid police are investigating an|nill* llmdo to, Llie sctt.
Mm PruiiclRCO Wuh Struck.
Jt was then that thc shell struck  the
San Francisco's stern. Commodore Howell
was on deck wilh Captain Leary when thu
shell struck. With the utmost speed the
fleet moved out about three miles. Here
the men on thc flagship patched up thu
ragged hole in the vessel's stern.    All the
shells fired at the vessel fell around the
ships.       One* of  the   Silvia's   men  stood
calmly on the deck of tha yaohl watch in
hand   and   counted   them.    ,Morro   castle
tired   several   of   the   missiles,   but   how
many ia not known. The othera came from
two sand batteries near .Morro. The firing
I lasted -0 minutes.
will assist Ml via  Wen,  Hack Aunlii.
rvlslng  the     The one-sided engagement had scarcely
i    Santiago  ended  tvnen thc men o£ the Silvia were
of    vessels  treated  to another surprise.    The liule
(yacht  gunboat  :s   manned   by   the  New
Xew York, [ York naval militia. Hcr crew had barely
anarchist plot hud against thc life of a
high political personage, which was to
have been carried out last Monday.
Turkey 1ms replied to our demand for
compensation for American missionary
losses during the Armenian massacres,
disclaiming all responsibility,
On tiie body of Candldo D. Perez, one
of the victims of tho Bourgogne disaster,
picked up otl Sable island recently, was
found a draft for 215,000 francs, about
•$43,000.
According to reports of railroad companies and business men throughout the
country this year's wheat crop will be
the largest in the history of the United
State.-.
The marine hospital sorvie
the war department i.i sup
transportation of troops frm
ami iu preventing infection
and men.
Louis Peril, a prisoner iu
feigned death, was put in a coffin, load-1 recovered from the excitement when the
ed into au undertaker's wagon. A roufrli IiUgahip called the vessel over and Cap
tain Hellers was given a packet of rjivate
documents which lie was ordered to take
into Havana under a Hag of truce. The
white 'lag was hoisted over the Silvia and
she steamed towards the guns which had
just given her such noisy greeting. As
the Silvia approached to within a milo
of .Morro the character of thc Hag Moating
from her foremast was discerned and thc
ride a short distance completely revived
him and lie begged lu-iiU to be released.
A special dispatch from Washington
say** there are the very best of reasons
for thc prediction that neither ex-l'ros-
Ident Harrison, ex-Senator Edmunds nor
ex-Secretary of Slate Olncy will be invited to stive on the Spanish peace commission.
A highwayman held up Police Judge I castle signalled: "What is your purpose?"
John VV. Burrcss, nearly 00 years old, To this the Silvia answered: "Ue havo
Tuesday night, at    Sedalia,    Mo.     The papers to deliver."
judge managed to get oul his knife, and .Mono did not resume the conversation took charge of the robber, but he tion, and for somo little time bhe gunboat
broke away and escaped a short distance rocked on the waters, almost under the
from thc police station, whither he -tvasjstill smoking cannon of the enemy. Pros-
being taken. iciuly, however, a Spanish gunboat drew
  out of the harbor and came close to the
THUNDER  HEARD  TEN  HUES. SUvia'   ^ was the Martin y Pinzon, and
  carried a much, si longer buttery than lho
Indistinct1 nt Tlmt DUtnnee ami Af- : American,   ship,    Thc   customary   formal
feeteil by the Air. j habitations were exchanged and Lieutcil-
  | ant W. G. Ford, the executive officer of
the Silvia, boarded the Finzou and delivered lho documents. The ceremony
occupied no more time than the physical
act  involved.    The  American   officer   re-
While lightning may be seen and its illumination  of clouds  and  mist  may  be
recognized when it Is even 200 miles distant, thunder is rarely audible more than
10 miles.     The thunder from very distant \ turned to his ship and the vessels went on
storms, therefore, seldom reaches the ear. I tlsolr respective ways.
The reason of the great uncertainty in the
audibility of thunder is not difficult to; ,,I,d  p,re nt *"•■••
Understand. It depends not merely on Fresno, Cal., Aug. la.- Thc most dis-
the initial Intensity of the crash, but aattous flre in the history of Fresno oc-
<|uite as much on the surroundings of the ^'incd last night. It swept the South-
observer, even as iu the ipiiet country one
will observe feeble sounds that escape thc
car in a noisy city. lVrhups thc most
ui ions and important condition of audi*
em Pacific railroad reservation from Mu
posa to Mono streot, a distance of threo
blocks, and in a little 0101*0 than an hour
$000,000 worth of property went up in
smoke. Boma of lhe buildings burned
were packing houses, and then destruc-
1   600   1 pie  oul   ot
bilily is lhat the thunder wave of sound
■hall not lie refracted or reflected by thn
layers of warm and cold air between the]tion will throw
observer and the lightning or by the lay* | work.
crs of the wind, swift above and slow be- I
low, so as to entirely pass over or around | A Ten der Conscience.
the   observer.   Sound   in   its   wave like      Washington,   Aug,   lo.   The postoffioo
progress obUqitoly through    layers of air  department is in receipt of a letter from
of different Intensities is subject to   re- an    unknown   corresponded in Seattle,
fraction, and this refraction may occur at 1 Wash.- who enclosed $20.89 In order to
any time and place.      Thus, observers at  relieve his conscience,    The letter slated
the topmast of a ship l.-ri-uently hear fog   that the writer had  in years ago robbed
whisUos that arc inaudible at  so.i  level;   B   countiy   post  ofll f   $lfi   and   this
thoso on hill tops hear thunder that can (amount was returned with interest,
not be heard in thc valley; Ihose in front
of on obstacle hear sounds that are in j        Scheme of Jnimn'i  Ministry.
audible to those behind it.     The rolling!    Seattle, Aug.  15.—Japanese papers roof thunder, like that of distant cannon-   ceived  hen; contain a story to the effect
ade, may be largely due to special ivrlee-jthat  the Japanese ministry  will protest
tlons and refractions of sound.
Colorado strike r.utiM.
Chicago, Aug. 15.—The northern Colorado eoal miners' strike, in which about
1200 minors were engaged, Is at an end.
the miners having accepted the northern
coal companies' offer of 2"» cents a ton
mine run,
against, the United States holding the
Hawaiian islands in order to remove the
opposition of the upper house to it by
raising an issue of foreign complications.
>IInmIhkI|I|iI Frnm Fever,
Jack-son, Miss., Aug.  14. — The state
   _      board of health has sent out Inspectors
Both sides claim a victory.    Ito guard all points against yellow fever,
j which exists in Franklin, La, Xo person
Cholera   in   Hadrna. can enter this state from Louisiana with-
Madras, Aug. Iff.—Cholera is epidemic out a certificate.
here. The deaths number 182 in the last
few days.
Martin Thorn, the murdered of Wil
limn Guldensuppe, was electrocuted in
the prison at Sing Sing, N\ Y.
Out in Kansas, William Office has just
been elected sheriff.
The army of Germany boasts of eight
women colonels. THE   MIN EH.
bmed ;;th tti hewhave re ou;; sssss A &»b jte M
revered friend Mr. Wngress rather tired.   Wednesday on a tour ol inspection of
fUE M1SKR 1, printed on Saturdays, .nd "ill | That's wronK.    Mr. Wilgress unforlun- i this end of the line.   His arrival  here
be „,all,.l,.,,„>■ address in Camilla or the \ ately belongs to that class who are born | has been the means of »n»mtarof_ rail-
United -itat.'s lor m,c year on re
dollars.   -ingle copies '-ve cents.
GONTII.VCT AUV!:!n'lii:MEN7'.s lus.-iu.-dal the
rati; of |J per t-.iliiinii inch per inoulii.
IfllAXSlKXT ADVEUTISBMBNTS inserted nt
the rate of 15 cents per nonpareil line ilrm
Insertion. Advertisements running for a
shorter perl...I than three mouths nrcclnssud
transient.
POKKKSPONDEKCE froni every fmrt of Hit-
Yale District ami eoi-yimiuieiitions upon live
topis. alwai'S soe-optnble. Bend In your
news while it Is fresh, and Wfl u*JM dp the
rest.
;ull 1-iilN'l'I Sii turned out In BisMIasa style
ut the shortest notice.
Address F. H. McCARTEBJl SONS,
Qil.VNI)  1'oilKS. B. C.
ij.t ol two . tired, ind never recover.
! road rumors being placed in circula'ion,
! chief among which is that Mr. Larsen j
 ■—r r-r .   .    ' is here for the purpose of letting a num-,
According to the provisions of the  ber of sn)aM contract5 between Christina I
Municipal act all city officials are de- [a^o and Grand Forks, and that two
barred from deriving any benefit from I large grading outfits, with 2,000 men
municipal contracts or woik  performed I would arrive here within the ~
CORPORATION
—OF THE-
City of Grand Forks.
V. H. M.rAiiri-a. mi......
.tl. EAUI.   Md'AllTKIl	
fllANKlI    HCCRTSB, *B.
Hi.-ill.-
, MiuuiRer.
.... Editor.
Secretary.
by the city. The question bas been asked if certain aldermen are not violating
this provi'-ion of the act.
The long expected boom has got as far
as Cascade City. It will probably be up
this way in about thirty days.
CASCADE CITY NEWS.
Carson Lodge I. O. O. P. No. 37.
.j^jjy-,   MEETS EVERY saTI'RI.AY kve-
ninl.' ats  o'clock  III  Iheii llllll nt
Parian, 11    c.   A cordial iuvitii-
e.l toallsojourning brethren.
HU   M.CI.Utli.N.U.
11. M. ci-:.-.:.*., Kourutary.
1.1"".
~;SATUKl)\V. AU'-UST2oth, l8q8.
CRIMINAL   CARELESSNESS.
There seems to be a disposition on
Ihe purt ot the government officials who
have charge of the roads of this district
to pay no attention whatever to requests
for tepairs to the roads and trails until
some serious accident occurs and makes
a recognition of the state of affairs absolutely unavoidable, or until the residents
in the vicini'j* ot the particular piece of
road get to work and repair it themselves in sheer desparation.
Time and again have the officials been
notified of the necessity for repairs to
various roads in this immcdiite vicinity
and, excepting for a few instances
whero private individuals performed the
work which should have been looked after by the officials, the roads are now in
worse condition than ever.
A.4 a particular case in view may be
mentioned that of the road between this
place and the Jobuson ranch, or the old
free ferry, which is in such a condition
that it is now almost impossible to get
.through with a team owing to the road
bed having caved away until there is
not the width of a wagon left; aud in
this particular place an accident means
an almost certain drop ot between thirty
and feet inlo Kettle river.
j. A. Schubert, the provincial road
supervisor was in the city recently and
his attention was called to the danger of
traveling this piece of road in its present condition, he even had to pass over
it himself on his way out of town, but
lie paid no attention to the matter whatever, going on through to the vicinity of
Christina lake where he was to inspect
the Dewdney trail which is said to be in
very bad condition.
True he may be back in the course of
the next two or three weeks and perhaps even at that late date have a few
shots put in at the side ol the road so as
to widen the road bed, but in the meantime all who travel ovcr this piece of
road must take their lives in their
hands, and ten chances to one while he
is making up his mind to do something
there will be a serious accident at this
point, some one will be killed and the
'government will have a big damage
suit on its hands.
It is a deplorable {act that the petty
offices ot this government are only too
often placed in the hands of persons
whose whole effort while in office seems
10 be to do as little as possible to hold
their jobs beyond drawing their salaries
and getting on tbe outside of as much
"brandy and sody, in a long glaws
please," as possible.
WE  SHOULD   EXHIBIT.
A letter has been received trom J. C.
Tuns'all, the mining recorder at Vernon, stating that he has been asked to
get up an exhibit of minerals from what
was the old East Riding of Yale district, Boundary district, for the New
Westminster exhibition and asking the
co-operation of the mine owners and
prospectors of this section in the project. Mr. Dinsmore ur Mr. Almond will
furnish sacks and tags on application so
all that will be necessary is to procure
these and send in your samples.
The people of this section should take
.1 great interest in any enterprise of this
Character as nothing advertises a mining
distiict more than a well arranged and
classified exhibit ot its representative
ores. The main trouble with collecting
such an exhibit is thc fact that each one
stands back apd waits for some one else
to take the initiative and as a consequence nothing is done. This has been
the case with this district on former occa
sions and we sincerely hope it will not'
be on this. Let each one lend in the
best specimens he can regardless of what
others may do and we will be represented,
Tub Boundary Creek Time states that
Mr. Wilgress has made up his mind that
Lower Grand Forks will not have railway but that it will pass us by and stop
at Upper Grand Forks. Tbis will strike
the citizens of this place as rather incongruous! more especially so as Mr,
Wilgress has nothing whatever to say
in the final locating of the line, tbat
matter being very properly left to the
head officials of the road, and further as
there exists a strong doubt in this vicinity, after our experiences with him, as
to whether Mr. Wfl-jress has apy mjini
to make up.	
The Rossland Miner is pushing Jim
Martin for a position in the cabinet now
being formed by Semlin. There is no
question but that the Rossland district
is justly entitled to a representation in
the cabinet and we feel safe in predicting that in tjie event of James Mar-
tain being seipcted that Mr. Semlin will
never have cause to regret the cbpice.
It is reported that the bickerings and
iealoiisijs of tfje fiyal fowps here; corn-
Talk about Brooklyn—it won't be in it
witb us in thirty days.
A shoe (bop is the latest acquisition
to the business of the city.
Provincial Constable Dinsmore spent
several days in town this week.
A first-class painter and paper hanger
would do well here lor a while.
Mr. Smith, thc painter, has his business house completed and is now looking lor a renter.
Tbe sales of the town company are increasing daily, the sales now averaging
about five a day.
A Mr. Furgeson from Spokane, has
opened a warehouse for the sale of sash,
windows, doors, etc.
A contract was let this week for two
more hotel buildings. This will make
six hotels when completed.
Hughes & Holt, real estate brokers
and contractors, bave opened an office
in   Schink & Reynold's drug store.
A number of sub-contractors have been
here this week sizing up the situation
with a view on bidding on some of tbc
work.
On Monday last work was commenced
on a blacksmith shop and Wednesday
everything v.'as ready and opened for
business.
Reynolds *. Co., are pushing their hotel building to completion as rapid as
possible and expect to be ready for business within thirty days.
The Kettle River Dressed Beef and
Provision company are making arrangements to open up a branch here and expect to be ready tor business in a few
days,
Schink & Reynolds have opened
a stock ot drugs, wall paper, cigars and
in fact everything usually found in a
first-class drug store, in the block just
completed by the Cascade development
company.
The contract was let this woek for six
more business bouses to be completed
within the next two woeks. Besides
these tbey are several others negotiating
for the construction ot residences and
business houses.
Alex. Mason, the merchant tailor, has
his business house completed and is new
open for business witb a nice line of
piece goods. He guarantees a perfect
lit in every case or you are not required
to take tbe goods.
From the most reliable sources it is
learned tbat Cascade City is to bo the
headquarters of tbe railroad contractors
until the line is completed from Robson
to this place, and that work on thebuild-
ings, etc., is to be commenced at once.
The B.C. Mercantile and Mining Syndicate expect to have their McRae
Landing branch ready for business next
week. This firm is making many friends
among the prospectors and miners by
their fair and square method of doing
business.
C. H.Thomas, proprietor of the Hotel
Cascade, bas caught the fever and is
making extensive improvements in that
popoular house. An addition is being
built, tbe bar room has been enlarged
and a new bar and fixtures will be installed and the interior of the house is
to be renovated, painted, papered and
furnished throughout, which, when com-
fileted will make it one of the most com*
ortable and cosiest hotels in the district.
Parties who have just come over the
line of tbe road state that the tote road
from Brooklyn to this place is finished
for several miles this side of the summit and that tbey expect to have it completed to this point by the first of September. One or two small contracts
bave been sub-let on this sideof tbe summit and work is being started as fast as
supplies and grading outfits can be got
ou the ground.
The Montana house is the name of the
new hotel recently opened by Nelson &
Co., just across tbe road trom the custom olliee. The house has eighteen
rooms and is furnished throughout in a
verv comfortable and homelike manner
while tbe bar is supplied with the choiest
wines, liquors and cigars. The table
will always be supplied with the best
the market affords and the genial pro-
firietors are sparing nothing to make it
irst- class in every respect and all who
favor them with their patronage are sure
ot the best of treatment.
next ten
days. Another one is that Mr. Larsen
is here for tbe purpose of establishing
headquartetB and a company store, hotel, etc. As far as known that gentleman has not as yet made public bis business, therefore it is merely a matter of
guess.
MINING   RECORDS.
Records of Mineral Locations for the Week
Ending August 17, 1698.
Auk. 12.—UldnigUl Sou, North Fork, Pat Sullivan; Northern Unlit, Wm. Howard; Twilight,
North Fork, T. Madden; Wliite Cloud, McBae
creek, Q. K. Loach; Bluett Bird ninl Huitie,
KlshermaU ercuk, s. 8. BobUler anil F. M.
Longshore.
ahr. 18.—Golden Bnoon nmi Stiver Ball, Josh
creek, Qso. Olson; English Point Burnt Basin.
F. Filc-lriek, B. C. Sad tiler, H. 1'. (irillln and
u. Morgan.
Aug. lo.—King of Diamonds, Central cninp, J.
Smith; King Ol Hearts, K. Kelly; King of
spade*- Central oamp. Jss. Fisher; Cougar-
Hardy Mt., 1'ctcr Manna; Alllnucc, Puns
creek, J. 1'. Kelly; IIUmoIh, Lookout mountain, 1>. M. Boujardj Ltxardi Central camp,
1). Huehannan; Iron Clad, dirltttina Luke,
W. H. Morrison ninl R. O. Cramer.
Aug. 16,—Gum Boot, fraction, Summit camp,
Chas. Hartnottj Headlight, A. Lolflolle, star*
Hght, PatSulUvnniSeareblight, North Fork,
Wm. Howard; Orten Tree, Christina lake, J.
A. Lavalley, Highland Chief, Summit euuip,
1). I). Monroe.
TRANSFERS.
Aug. 12.—Stirling, all interest, J. r. Uraeber to
H. M. Austin.
Aug. 18.—Power o( Attorney, Margarita Gire to
Hoary Johnson.
Aug. 15,—Halifax, all interest, Jane Wheadon
K.s. Wheadon.
CKRT1KICATE OF WORK,
Aug. 12.—Last,  U. R. Townsend;  Walllngford.
P. w. Peterson; Salamanca- s.s. Behuler.
Aug. 18.—Clondyke, A. Pehell; Kemberly, g.
W.  Peterson; Amazon, Jas.  Prlugle;  Mllda,
Prlngle, Cedergreen nnd cusack.
Aug. 15.—Ells, America, Amelia nud Henrietta,
A. J. McMillan, Bruyfogle, Smith, Schofield
and Hardy, Velvet, W. H. Morrison and U. O.
Cramer.
Aug. IC—Envin, Jesseph.KlricU nnd Dilshhner;
Red Kngle,  Fisherman and Molton, Rogers
Nelson and Oafvert; Florence, C. J. Gafvert;
Alice, Nelson, Gafvert and Pember; Clipper,
Hagelberg  and  Gafvert,  Wouldford,   L.   D.
Would ford.
Aug. 17.—Mountain View, L.   Schicflc nnd P.
Lyons;  Union, T. Paseoe, J- Clark and   H.
Allls.
A!
BY-LAW NO. 18.
BYLAW OF THE CORPORATION OF THE
Uy of Grund Forks to raise by way of debenture*) tlm sum of $15,(XK) for paying  the
indebtedness of the eity and for making street
improvements.
Wbereas for the purpose of reducing the indebtedness ofthe city and also for the purpose
of making geuerat street improvements, ft is
deemed expedient to raise, by way of debentures a loan of I15.0J0, repayable uu the 21st day
June 1918, with interest iu tlie meantime pay
able yearly ut 6 per'ceotum per annum, sueh
loan wheu raised to be applied f
aforesaid.
NOTICE.
A Bitting ol the County Court ol Yale will bc
holden at
Midway, on Monday the 10th day of
October,   1898.
al II o'clock in the forenoon.
Hy command W. G McMYNN.
Uorernment Offlcc, Midway, B. C.|   D. R. C. C.
Jul; 14th, i-'js 1
i! applied for the purpose
Stockholder's Meeting.
oticeT?hkreby uiven that the
yearly meeting of the GRAND FORKS
TOWNSITE COMPANY, Limited   Liability will be held at the olliee of the Secrelury
of the Company, at
Grand Forks, B. C, Monday, the 12th
;day of September, 1898.
at the hour of two o'clock p. in., for the following purpose;
(a) To ratify an option recently given for thc
sale of tbe unsold city lots belonging lo the
company.
(b) To elect otlleers for tho coming year.
(c) To act on tutih other business as may come
before thc meeting.
CHAS. CUMINGS, SKC'V.
Whereas the total debenture debt of the said
city is 120,000 and tho total debt of the Baid city,
Including naid debenture debt is $27,500.65.
Whereas the amount of the whole rateable
land and improved real property, according to
the last revised assessment roll, in $275,148.   And
Whereas for the payment of the said debentures, sinking fund uud Interest it will be necessary to raise the sum of fl.46S.25 by a special
rate in each aud every year.   And
Whereas for tbe purpose of raising the said
yearly sum of 11,458.25 an equal special rute on
the dollar will be required.   And
Whereas this bylaw shall not be altered or
repealed except with the consent of the lieutenant governor fa council. ,    ,
Now, therefore, the mayor and council of
(.■rand Forks aforesaid enact as follows:
Kor tlie purpose of paying part oi the indebtedness of the said eity, und also making certain
street improvements in the said city, it shall be
lawful for the mayor, of the suid city, to raise by
wav of loan, from any person or persons, body
or uodlei corporate, who may be willing to advance tho same on the credit of the debentures
hereinafter mentioned the sum of 115,000 and
oausc the same to bc pnid into the huuds uf the
city treasurer of the said City of (irand Forks,
for the purpose aforesaid, ami with the objects
herein before recited.
it shull be lawful for the mayor to cause any
number of debentures to be made not exceeding in the whole tho sum of 115,000 for such
sum of money not less than ? 10,000 or au equivalent expressed in pounds sterling of the United Kingdom ot tireat Britlan and Ireland, at a
value oi 14.86 to the poucd sterling as may be
reipiired and all such debentures shall be sealed with the Beal of the corporation of the City
of Grand Forks and shull be signed by the
mayor of said city. Tho suid debunturcs shall
be made payable In 20 years from the date herein mentioned for this by-law to take edect at
the bank ol Montreal Rosslaud, It C
The said debentures shall have coupons attached for the payment of interest and shall
bear interest at the rate of six per centum per annum from tbe date thereof and said interest
shall be payable yearly on the 80th day of June
In each and every year, at the place where said
debentures are payable as aforesaid. A special
rate uu tlie dollar shall bc levied and raised ln
each and every yeur in addition to all oilier
rates ou all ratable property of the city sufficient to pay interest and create h sinking fund ior
the payment of the debt hereby ereuted at and
when the same shall become due.
The sum of $000.00 shall be raised annually
for the payment of thc interest on the amount
of the debt incurred during the currency of the
debentures hereby authorized to be Issued, the
sum of 1508.25 shall be raised annually for the
pa j ment of thu debt hereby incurred.
It shall be lawful for the corporation from
time to time to purchase any of tho said debentures at such price or prices us muy be mutually
agreed upon, and all debentures so purchased
shall forthwith be cancelled and no re-Issue of
any debenture or debentures shall be made in
consequence of any such re-purchase.
Tills by-law shall take edect and come Into
force ou the fifth day of September, A. D. 1808.
Done and passed iu open council this 27th day
of July, 1808.
Received the assent of the electors this, Stb
day of August, A. D., 1808.
Reconsidered, adopted and finally passed thc
Council this 12th day of August, 1808.
JEFF DAVIS, MAYOR,
J. K. Johnson, City Clerk.
NOTICE.
NOTICE IS HEBEBY GIVEN THAT SIXTY
(00) days ufter dute I intend to apply to the
Hon. The Chief-Commissioner of Lands and
Works, for permission to purchase three hundred und twenty (320) acres of land on Kettle
river.
Commencing from thc Northeast corner of
Lot 881, group I, theuce north -lOcbalns, thence
east 80 chains, thence south 40 chains, thence
west 80 chains lo point of commencement.
R. R.   GOTIM.
Grand Forks, B. C , June 25th, 1898.
Date of Ural publication. July ind. 1898.
Date of last publication, August 27th, 1898.
Administrator Notice.
MEGAW'S   STORE,
The   Center   of   Attraction
FOR   BARGAINS.
This week we announce the arrival of first shipments of early I
(fall stock including many new designs in dress goods, silk mixtures,;
) natty checks, etc. A line of staple dry goods, blankets, quilts, table (
napkins, linens and oilcloths. Also several lines of miner's and pros-1
I pectojs heavy shoes and leggings. We are already crowded for space j
I so will clear out all lines of summer goods at recuced prices. Will be I
! pleased to have you call and inspect our stock as we can offer you J
! special inducemertts to buy.
Respectfully yours.
H. SWEENEY, Manager.
N
WASHINGTON II.   HICKKRSON, DECEASED,
OTICE IH HERKHY GIVEN THAT »*. AN
order mnde lu the Supreme t.'ourt of British Columbia dated the 26th day of .lulv,
1898, thc undersigned wan appointed administrator of the goods, chattels, and credits of the
above named WaNhiiigtou H. Hickerson, deceased. AU persons hnvlng claim** against the
estate of mill deceased are requested to send iu
same duly verified, to the undersigned, on or before the 1st day of September, 1808: uud ull persons indebted to the suid estate are requested
to remit the amount of sucli indebtedness to the
undersiged forthwith.
Frkokhick J. Fulton.
Official   Administrator for  the  County  Court
District of Yule.
Dated this 28th day of July, 1898, Kninlonps,
B. C.
[aug-6-28
First-class In Every Ren|>ect.
Everything New and Homelike.
Finest Wines, Liquors and
Cigars at the Bar.
Montana House,
NELSON & CO., Proprietors,
ing andVaUroad Men. j  Cascade City, B. C
H. B. STANLEY SMITH, M. D. C. M..
(UoQill Univ.)
PHYSICIAN, SUROKON AND ACCOUCHEUR.
Coroner lor Uraud Fork. Mining Division
of Yale District.
OFFICE --Jubilee Hospital, Grand Forks, B. C.
T-\R. E. H. THACHER,
DENTIST.
Special Attention to Gold  Crown and
Bridge Worn.
Omcs: Granite Block,   -   SPOKANE, WASH.
FRANCE'S NEWS STAND
CASCADE CITY, B, C.
NOTICE.
The above Is atrue copy of a bylaw passed by
the municipal corporation ofthe City of Orand
Forks ou the 12th day of August 1898 aud all persons nre hereby required to take notice that auy
oue desirous of applying to have such bylaw or
any part thereof quashed, must make his application for that purpose to the supreme court
within one mouth next after the publication of
this bylaw in the British Columbia Gazette, or
he will be too late to be heard in that behalf.
(2) In case no application to quash a bylaw
Is made within ono month r.ext after the publication in the liritish Columbia Gazette of such
bylaw and notice aB provided in section K5 here
of nnd this section, tbe by In w or so much thereof as Is not the subject of any sueh application
so far ns the same ordains, prescribes or directs
anything within the proper competence of the
conncil to ordain, prescribe or direct, shall notwithstanding any want of substance or form
cither In the bylaw Itself, or in Ihe lime or manner of passing the same, be a valid bylaw.
J. K. Johnson, City Clerk.
TT   8. CAYLEY,
BARRISTER AT LAW;
Solicitor, Em,
Office, Main Street,    -   GRAND FORKS, B. B.
otTHE MIDWAY HOTELS
MIDWAY, KETTLE RIVER.
First-Class  Accommodations, Good* Stabling, Termius of
Stage Line From Marcus, Washington.
-    Proprietors.
McAuley & Keightley,
*7W777W3.7W777.7-J777!?.7557.77J*#J7.7V-7*»*y*f-W»WT77»9!>'73
MINE SUPPLIES
I WOLLASTON,
Provincial Land Surveyor.
Civil Engineer, Etc.
QRAND FORKS, B. C.
•PORBES M. KERBY,
Provincial Land Surveyor
And Civil Engineer.
Orrics, Midway, ii. c.
Associate Member Canadian
8oeioty   ol Civil  Engineer..
Stationery, Tobacco, Cigars,
Fruits and Confectionery.
Agent for the Spokesman-Review and all
the leading* papers of the Province. Call
and see me, next to the Montana hotel.
Typewriting <&
ALL KINDS OP TYPEWRITING EXECUTED IN
THE BEST POSSIBLE
MANNER BY
F. B. McCARTER, JR.
PRIVATE OFFICE ALWAYS OPEN, AND ALL
WORK PROMPTLY ATTENDED TO,
ONLY TBE BEST OF SUPPLIES USED,
MINER OFFICE, GRAND FORKS"
NOTICE.
N
OTICE IB HKKEBY GIVEN THAT AN Application will be made to the Parliament
of Canada nt the next session thereof, for
nn net to incorporate a Company to construct
and maintain a railway from a point on the International Boundary I.lnentor near Cascade
City British Columbia, thence in a westerly direction following the valley of the Kettle rivor
to a point -on the snld Bouudary Line, at or
near Carson, nlso from nnother point ou the
said Boundary Line at or near Midway, thence
northerly, following the valley of Boundary
creek to a point nbout twenty (20) miles north ot
Midway, with power to construct, and maintain
branch lines and nt the said  lioundary Line to
connect with ami to operate thc whole ln eon
iu nction with the Railway Line of the Spokane
''alls and Northern   Railway  Company, with
power to tho company to construct. Operate and
maintain telegraph aud telephone lines, as well
[or commercial purposes as the business of the
railway, and for all other necessary aud usual
powers.
Bated thc 18th day of July, A. D., 1898.
RODWBLL At DUFF.
Solicitors for the Applicants.
ORAND FORKS HOTEL.
Barber Shop.
Centrally I/>nated.  All Work Daurantced to be
First-Clam iii overy Reipect.
PETER A. Z- PARE,'     •      -     PROPRIETOR.
H. A. SHEADS,
-ASSAYER-
GRANC FORKS, B.C.
SAMPIESGIVEN PROMPT ANDCAREFULTTENTION
, We carry one of the most complete stocks of Drill Steel,
Powder, Gaps, Fuse, and all other Miner's Supplies to be
found In the district. Everything Is of the best quality
and our prices e;ive our competitors a shook.
GRANITEWARE
We huve a splendid Hue of this elegant, cleanly
able kitchen ware;   including a novelty in this section
praniteware fry pans.
be sure to please you.
cleanly and dur-
- — Mt '-■
You should try these, as they will
BINDER TWINE
In demand and w
e demands of the ti
W.K.C Manly,
Is a-raln in demand and we are, a. u.iint, prepared to
>ply"    '      "	
supply the demand, of the trade with the best to be had.
Tin and Repair Shop in
Connection—    *■*■*,
Bridge Street, Qrand Forks, B. C.
117 E. STACHE,
Bath Rooms,
AND TONSORlAL PARLORS.
RIVERSIDE,      -      •      -       GRAND FORK9
G. K. Stacker, tbe genial manager ot
■he Cascade Development Co. and one
ofthe owners of the townsite, is keep busy
these days showing people desirable
business and residence lots, and answering inquiries from the outside relative to
Cascade City becoming the Roasland of
the Kettle river valley, and the chances
for business openings, etc. Hr. Stocker
is very conservative in his opinion of
the future of the town, and while there
is no doubt in his mind that it is bound
to be the future great city of the country
ho is very rcluctint about expressing
that view to intending purchasers.
J, A. Schubert, superintendent of
roads and bridges for Kust Yale arrived
in town Monday from Grand Forks. Mr,
S, is on a tour of inspection of the roadB,
bridges and trails ol this end of the district and bas promised to put a force of
men to work between tbe Forks and
this place at an early date with a view
of putting the road in good condition for
the heavy travel which is bound to come
this fall. While here the bridge across
thc riyer and the piece of road between
this city and Graham's ferry, built by
the Cascade City townsite company at a
cost of about $i ,6oo, was turned over to
the government.
W.H. Wolverton, of the Pioneer store
is making extensive imrrovements in
the arrangements of tbe interior of his
store. The main room has been doubled
in siie nnd shelved all around apd when
the proposed changes are completed one
would not recognise tbc old land mark.
Mr. Wolverton came here in the fall of
'-/> with a small stock of groceries, provisions, etc., and pinned liis faith with
the town and until two months ago was
the only store in tbe place. From time to
time, as the growth of the country demanded it, Mr. W. has added to his
stock until now he has one of the largest
assortments of general merchandise in
this part of this district,
Peter Larsen, of the firm of Mann,
Larsen & Co., who have the'contract for
building the Columbia & Western railway for the C. P. R, from' Hobson to
The British Columbia
Mercantile and
Mining Syndicate, Ltd.
Cascadf. .City, BoindaiiY, B. C.
We beg to announce that we have
opened our new general store in the
above town. We shall carry a complete stock of miner's supplies, tools,
powder, etc., hardware, groceries, dry
goods and clothing. Miners and general public will be able to outfit bere and
find all they require.
Quality Good and
Prices Low.
Cascade City is the headquarters for
Christina Lake, McRae Creek, Burnt
Basin, Castle Mountain and other mining districts.
We beg also to inform all tbose interested in mining that our assay office in
the above town is now open under the
superintendence of an exerienced as-
sayer and we shall be able to undertake
all kinds of assav work. Personal,
prompt and careful attention will be
given to all work entrusted to us.
British Columbia Mercantile & Mining
Syndicate, Ltd.
CASCADE      CITY,     BRITISH      COLUMBIA
Tenders.
FOR A MASONRY WAI.I, 80 BY 2llt AND 8ft
liifyli with some excavation work, plans anil
spG.-iih'iitIoii(i at uis- olllco Greenwood Cily.
Bids to close by 1st Sept., 1898.
C. W. II. BANSOM.
NOTICE.
THK PARTNKR8HIP HERETOFORE EX-
hftiug between &• A. Huntly and E. E.
Foster, dolnif business under the Ilrm
name of il. A. Huntley & Co., ls hereby dissolved by mutual consent. II. A. Huntley
takes over Dm business and will pay ail accounts. H. A. Hunti.ky.
E. E. FOKTKK.
Grand Forks, R. C, July 25, 180H.
CERTIFICATES OF IMPROVEMENT.
ATMKI.aT.VX Kit Al TION AI, MINKK AI.CLA1M.
situate In the Grand Korkt Mining Division ol
Yale District. WIi.tu located:--Wellinpilmi
camp.
TAKK NOTICK lhat I Furhes M. Kerby, I". I,. H.,
■ acting as sircnl lor John M'i|ik, free miner's
formicate No. 1 ll";i)".\" Intuml, sixty days Irom
the date hereof, lu apply lo tho Miniug Kccor*.
der for a eurtille.to ol Improvuimiiits, for tho
purpos-i OfqbtftinlDI a Orown Grant ol tho above
claim. And fiirihor lako notice that action, under section 117, must bo commonocd before tlio
lssiianee ol such ccrtltlcatool Imj-rovemclits.
Ind
Duted this iiul dny nf July, 18117.
Ijyuslll]        KoltHKH M. KKllllY. P.
a l. Mcdonald,
Contractor and Builder,
GRAND   FORKS,   B.   0.
Plan and specifications drawn, estimates furnished on all kludsol building. Work; strictly
tlrst-clas..
QUEENS' HOTEL.
UPPER GRAND FORKS, B. C.
DUFORD & CUSSON,  -   -   PROPS.
First-class In ovory respect. The bar will always bc found supplied with the choicest wines
ana liquor..
pETER HANNAN,
Carpenter and Builder,
MAIN BTREET, GRAND FORKS, B. 0.
Estimates furnished on Application,  Store
Fronts and Kiiures a Specialty.
Branch at McRae Landing, Christina Lake.
/-i RAND FORKS BLACKSMITH
—r-AND	
Carriage Factory
BRIDGE STREET.
D. M. FEENEY,   Proprietor,
The care of horses feet and up-to-date
shoeing madeja special study. There is
nothing in my line of business tbat I
don't do and will make you anything
from a wheelbarrow to six-horse coach.
KEYSTONE   MINERAL   CLAIM.
Situate in tbe Grand Forks Mining Divison of
Yale District, Whore located—Iu Wellington
camp.
TAKE NOTICE that I, George W. Rumber
ger Free Miner's Certificate No. 1.XI3A,
acting for self and Agent for Joseph M.
Tuvlor Free Miner's Certificate No. 89918
.ni) Pbllllpb Kcldnuin Free Miners Certificate Mo. "Us;A, intend, sixty days from
the date heroof, to apply to the Mining Recorder for a certificate of Improvements, for the purpose ol obtaining a Crown
Grant of the nbove claim.
And further inku notice Hint action, under section ;I7, must he pommenced before the issu
ance of such certificate ol Improvements.
Dated this 13th day ol August, 1897.
Dute of first publication, August 18, 1898.
Date of last publication, October 15,1B98,
J. W* JONES,
Manulaoturer ol
Beds,   Mattresses
LOUNGES.  ETC.
HEALER IN HOUSEHOLD OOODS OF All KINDS.
GRAND   FORKS,   B.  0.
gOr-iv.1 Filing and all Kinds ol Rop.lr|lig.
KETTLE   RIVER
Stage
Q. W. WILLIAriS, Manager.
Daily from Marcus to Grand Forks
Greenwood City, Anaconda, Boundary Falls, Midway
and All Points on Colville Indian Resevation.
Stage Leaves Marcus on the Arrival of the Northbound Train, arriving at Qrand
Forks at 8:45 p. m. Leaves the Forks at 4100 a. m., arriving at Marcus in time to
connect with northbound Train. Passengers from Kootenay Pol make connection at Bossburg gsing nnd coming.
Use.
RexBrand
HAMS, BACON, LARD, COOKED
CORNED BEEF, COOKED
ROAST BEEF, CHIPPED DRIED
BEEF, LUNCH TONGUE, DEVILED
HAM AND VIENNA SAUSAGE.
They are the Best.
We have juit reoelved a
Fine Lot
Fresh Beef.
SILVER SALMON EVERY FRIDAY AT THE
Gtap Market.
J. HAMMAR, Puoi-hiktoii.
QI'lflR  MINERAL   CLAJM.
Wellington
Situate In the Grand Forks Mining Division of
    Whero Located-InW '"    *
•nprAKE NOTICE that |V-Sjidney^M
Yale Dlsldct.
Cm p.
Johnson,
acting for self, Free Minor'. Certificate No.
40uiA,and ns agent for Marcus Oppcnlicl-
mcr, Free Miners' certificate, No, 89917; Thos.
Kirk, Free Minors' certificate No. 854A: R. Feld-
inan, Free Miners' certificate No. 7987A, ond
Jnno Russell,Freo Mlnors'certiiloate No.KOL'OA,
intend, sixty days from tne date hereof, to apply
to the Miniug Recorder for a certificate of im-
Orovements, for the purpose ol   obtaining a
rown Grant of tho above claim.
And further take notice that action, under
seotlon 87, mustbe commenced beforo thc Issuance of such certilicate of improvements.
Dated this 8th day ot August, 1868.     !aI*-.(*J5
Arrived *£ <£
A  nicn fresh stock of Confectionery, also fresh fruits
Peaches, Pears, Oranges,
Lemons,  etc.    The   best   and
cheapest pllieo to buy
Choice Cigars.
Btcvcle Hvery ayaln in running
order.
Remember the place	
JOHN DONALDSON,
Riverside Ave. south ot *>0lmonlco.
R, THERIEN,
Blacksmith and
Wagonmaken *
BRIDGE ST„    .    GRANP FROKS.
All kinds of Blacksmith and Repairing Done
on short notlee. tmlrshBIpejiini aiijl Hortie
shoeiuga specialty;'y '	
ROUQH
DRESSED
LUMBER,
All Kinds oi;
i I House Finish.
1
i Sash Factory,
Store Fronts a Specialty,
Furniture Made to Order,
Saloqn and Store Fixtures.
11
(1
::
1 ■
j I attention
1
All orders wjll receive Prompt
j E Spraggett,
LGrand Forks. B. C,
!f"f*f!™*T™™T""T™
ALEX MASON,
Perdiant Tailor
CASCADE CITY.
Full Line of Piece goods, Suitings,
Trouserings and Fancy Vesting.
Suits   Made
Order.
ih Fit guaranteed or no sale..
to
ALEX MASON
CASCADE CITY, B. C.
Spokane Falls &
Northern,
Nelson & Ft. Sheppard,
Red Mountain Railways.
The Only All-rail Route,without change
of cars, between Spokane, Rossland ant) Nelson.
DAILY IXCBPT (USpAY.
GolngNorth. GolngSopth
W:27a. m MARCUB......... 11:18a.m.
Train leaving Marcus at "l.'Jl 11. 111. makes
close connections at Spokane fpr all
PACIFIC COAST PQINTS.
Close Connections at Nelson with steamboats
for Kaslo and all Kooteuny Lake I'nlpts.
Fossengors tor Kettlo River and Boundari
pwk fopnept *,( Ssrcm ytltfi stpgd «f*|l?.     ' 8TSRTRBHNK
Bank of Montreal Will Start
a Branch.
MAY COME TO THE FORKS
But the Location Has Not Been Definitely Decided Upon as Yet.
—Officials Here,
Mr. Campbell Sweeney, general manager of the Bank of Montreal for tbe
Province with headquarters at Vancouver, f. C. Fraser, manager of the
Bank of Montreal at Rossland, and
Ross Thompson and Hector McRae,
of Rossland, arrived in the city Friday
of last week and after spending a clay
here enquiring into the business outlook of the future left late Saturday afternoon for Greenwood, where they met
G. A. Henderson, manager of the Bank
of Montreal at Vernon, on Sunday. The
object of the visit of these bank officials
at this time is for the purpose of making
a careful investigation of the business of
this section and reporting on the advisi-
bility of establishing a branch in the
Boundary country and the location of a
place for the same.
In conversation with Mr. Sweeney that
gentleman stated that the aim of the
bank will be to establish their branch at
the most centrally located point iu the
district so the banking business of the
entire section, and of reservation points
-as well may be accommodated. Just
where that point would be was a question tbat would be decided by the head
officials at Montreal upon the receipt of
his report, which would be made on his
return to Vancouver, and then not until
he had gone carefully over the situation
with Messrs. Fraser and Henderson.
After spending a day or two looking
over the business prospects and advantages of Greenwood and vicinity
Messrs. Sweeney and Henderson
left for Pentieton on their way home,
Hector McRae returned to Rossland
and Ross Thompson and Mr. Fraser
went to Republic via Midway.
The two latter were in the city again
last Thursday on tbeir way back to Rossland and in conversation with a Miner
reporter stated positively that nothing
had been decided upon, but that the object of their trip was limply to male a
report on the matter to the head office
where the final decision would be made.
During the week a report bad been
brought over here from Greenwood to
the effect that the bank officials had purchased two lots and made arrangements
for the rent of a building, and that the
bank would open a branch there at once.
This report was also absolutely denied,
saying that no lots had been purchased
and that none would be at present, as it
was invariable the rule of the bank not
to purchase any property in towns that
are not fully established.
The gentlemen seemed very favorably
impressed with the advantages of Grand
Forks as a point for the establishment
of a banking business on account of its
central location, as a bank situated here
would be about equi-distance to all points
of importance in the district, and would
also command the Business of Republic
and other reservation points, while one
at any other point would lose the business of a part of the towns on account
of the distance, and difficulties of communication.
Tbey went on through the same evening to Cascade so as to be in shape to
drive to Bossburg in time to catch the
train Friday, it being absolutely imperative to get back home on that date.
ANOTHER CHANGE.
Beaven Retires   aod  Semlin  Will Nov
Try His Hand at Govemmeat.
Another change bas taken place in
the political situation at Victoria and
tbe opposition will now have another
chance to try its hand at forming a government without having to appeal to the
people for a more decided expression of
popular opinion as to the merits of their
leaders. Robt. Beaven, having found it
impossible to form a government, has
been retired and Mr. Semlin, the alleged leader of the opposition has been
called upon to take hit place and prove
whether or not he ii the leader he claims
to be.
That he will succeed in forming a
government seems beyond a doubt as
Mr. Cotton and Joe Martin (not Jim) hii
only opponents of any importance, bave
accepted portfolios in hit cabinet; but
whether or not Mr. Semlin's government can control a working majority in
the houie is a question only to be decided when the assembly meets next
sprlug.
In the event that a majority can not
be ihown by the opposition, and it is
very doubtful if it can, a new appeal to
the electors wilt be absolutely necessary, in fact it is necessary now and is
only held or by the most strenuous efforts of the oppositionists who hope to
win over a few members who bave
never been extraordinary warm govern
ment supporters, and thus avoid another
election ia which they know full well
they would have very little chance of
getting into power.
Died at His Post.
James Addison received a telegram
yesterday morning that his son-in-law,
Alexander Madlin, was killed in an accident on the Union Colliery Railway
line, between Union City and Union
wharf, the train plunging through a
tressle us feet high apd carrying death
to six peoplo. Mr, Madlin was tbe engineer and died at hii post,
Press Association.
We are in receipt of an invitation to
(fee gnoiial .pj-fjj jffl9f\$9l, nesting
which takes place in Spokane on August 25, 26 and 27. A varied and enjoyable program has been prepared including excursions to various points of interest, musicales, banquets and numerous other assignments on which we are
sure none of the boys will have any kick
coming.
INSPECTORS   HERE.
Government Oflidals Making Their Regular Rounds ot the Province.
Wm. Gill, Inspector of Inland Revenue, J. E. Miller, collector of Ii.land
Revenue, and H. Findley, government
inspector of weights and measures, were
in the city last Tuesday on their regular
tour of inspection through the province
in the pursuunce of their duties, and
while here inspected the brewery, the
various scales of the city and tbe electric light plant.
Mr. Miller carries with him a government meter for the testing of electric
light plants. According to the laws of
tbe province, all electric light companies are required to register, the fee
for whicb is regulated by the size of the
plant, those of a capacity of 1,000 lights
or less being roquired to pay an annual
fee of $10, while tbose of a capacity of
over 1,000 lights a fee of $25, which
entitles the company to the free use of
tbe government meter, whicb has been
adopted as the standand for tbe province,
A test was made both at tbe Victoria
hotel and at the power house and in both
instances the current exactly came up to
the requirements, registering 52-volts or
as near that as it is possible to get. Mr.
Miller expressed great surprise at tbe
accuracy obtained by City Electrician
Anderson in the adjustment of the system as he has with nothing to guide him,
it being a very exceptional case where
a new plant comes up to the requirements on the first test.
Mr. Gill informed a representative of
the Miner that a area of prosperity was
extending all over the provience and
especially in the mainland where there,
was a marked improvement in all lines
of business. Mr. Gill also spoke in the
highest terms of the condition of affairs
as he found them at the Grand. Forks
brewery and was loud in his praise of the
management of that concern.
Messrs. Gill and Miller left via Wednesday's stage for Rossland where they
will test the light plant and inspect the
various breweries of tbat city.
OP I8JERD
Two Men Overcome by Gas in
the Ironsides.
WENT DOWN TOO SOON
Agricultural Commission.
We are in receipt of a letter from R.
E. Gosnell, secretary of the agricultural
commission, requesting communications
from tbe farmers of this section in regard to any or all of the following subjects.
1. The social, industrial and financial welfare of agriculturists.
I. The incidence of the tax on mortgages.
3. Irrigation in tbe dry belts of tbe
province.
4. Cold storage for tbe beef products bf the interior.     '
5. Forestry—the prevention of forest
fires, etc.
6. The reclamation, clearing and
draining of lands.
7. The settlement of unoccupied agricultural lands.
8. The establishment of Provincial
experimental stations.
9. The establishment of mutual credit associations.
10. The conservation and improvement of pasturage and the promotion ot
cattle raising and dairying interests.
II. The access to markets, means and
rates of transportation.
12, All other matters directly or indirectly connected with agriculture in
British Columbia.
All communications should be addressed to the secretary of the agricultural commission, Victoria, B. C.
WAS A SUCCESS.
The firemen's Ball Wednesday Evening
Was Well Attended.
The ball given Wednesday evening
by the firemen for the purpose of raising money to purchase a fire bell was
well attended and was a great success
both financially and socially.
Victoria hall was well filled and the
dancing was enjoyed to the utmost by
the merry crowd assembled until twelve
o'clock at which time supper was served. After supper dancing was resumed and continued until the wee sma'
hours of morning when the party broke
up.
Tbe Uoor was in excellent condition,
the music was first class and as nearly
everything in connection witb the affair
was donated a goodly sum was raised
toward the object in view,
Taxes are Now Due.
City Treasurer J, G. ilayward Is now
buiy collecting taxes upon all real property in the city for tbe year 1898, the
same having become due on the first of
tbii month. He reports that very good
progress ii being made, almost everybody responding at once to the request
for payment.
The taxes now due amount to 15 mills
on the assessed valutlon of real property
in the city and 15 mills upon one-half
the assessed value of all improvements
thereon. This is only the general tax
later there will be levied a special tax
to proviJe for the interest and sinking
fund on the debentures issued by tbe
municipalty, a special by-law being necessary for the levying of the same.
Spreading Out
H. A. Huntley, our popular and en
terprising grocer, bas found his business increasing to such an extent that he
has had to enlarge the shelf capacity of
bis establishment and nearly double the
stock usually carried in order to meet
the demands of his trade. During the
past week his store has undergone a
complete renovation and visitors will always find there a fine line of fresh groceries and everything for the sustain-
ence of the inner man.
Frank Sears, Real Estate and Mining Broker
Rents and other collections promptly attended
tg,    0»ce, w)fli If ,-A. Speeds, a»»a;*or,
A  Little  Bit  of   Carelessness  Cost
Robert  Roberts His Life—
Austin Will Recover.
An accident occurred in the shaft at
the Old Ironsides mine Tuesday forenoon which resulted in the losing of the
life of Robert Roberts and the almost
miraculus saving of the life of a tnao by
the name of Austin, who with Roberts
was overcome by gas at the 200 loot
level of the mine.
As nearly as can be learned it appears that Roberts and his shift partner,
a man by the name of Pierce, were operating a machine in the crosscut from
the 200 foot level and bad set off a
round of holes at about eh ven o'clock,
almost an entire box of dynamite being
used. Roberts who was a very energetic little fellow, became impatient at
the delay occasioned by waiting for the
drift to clear of smoke and gas and
started down in company with Austin
who was doing the mucking, to connect
up the pump which keeps the dritt clear
of water.
Shortly after their arrival at the bottom
Pierce who was up above, heard Austin
call out: "Come down here! This man
is hurt." He at once called back but received no answer, Austin himself having been overcome by this time. Pierce
went down to the drift but saw nothing
of the men, the water having raised in
tbe mean time until the drift was almost
full. Starting in he stumbled over a
body which proved to be that of Austin. Dragging that to a muck heap be
grouped around and found Roberts who
he also dragged above tbe water level.
By this time be himself was almost
overcome and had barely strength
enough left to drag himself into the
bucket and signal to be raised. When
he reached the top he was so weak tbat
he could only whisper what had happened. The foreman then went down
and coming to Austin's body first loaded it unto the bucket and sent it up taking Roberts up with him.
Everything possible was dene to re-
cussitate the unfortunate men, a doctor
being at onco summoned from Greenwood, but in spite of every effort Roberts succumbed to the poisonous gas.
At last accounts Austin was still suffering from tbe effect of the gas but was
beyond all danger and expected to be ut
work by this time.
Roberts was a Welshman, by birth,
but has relatives in New Rockland,
Quebec. He had been engaged in mining all through the Kootenays and Slo-
cans before coming here and was a first
class workman. He was employed at
the the Pathfinder for a short time last
winter and had a number of friends in
this city and vicinity.
An inquest was held in Greenwood on
Wednesday and the body was interred
on Thursday pending tbe receiving of
word from his friends in Ihe east as to
what disposition shall be made of it.
Roberts was a great friend of Hugh
Thomas, who was killed in the shaft on
the Snowshoe last month, coming from
tbe same town, and rumor says being
engaged to marry Thomas' sister. He
was intending to quit the Ironsides the
first of next month and return east with
Thomas' body.
Kick on Poll Tax.
Harry Sheads is having a most enjoyable time these days, he doesn't think,
for to Harry is entrusted the momentous
task of seeing that the dogs of the city
are properly represented in the coffers
of the municipality by a big iron dollar
or a two dollar bill as the case may be;
and that the male inhabitants of the
city of the age of eighteen years or more
contribute their proper pioportion ot
the tax on living, moving and having
their being within the corporate limits
of the municipality of Grand Forks.
For the past few days be has been out
early and late with his big mitt and his
little receipt book collecting the dog
taxes and poll taxes for the city and as
a consequence of his experince his
usual smiling face is now seared with
deep lines of care and even a passing
stranger can see that he is a man with
troubles of bis own, and the worst of it
all is that be is himself tbe whole police
fores of the city and consequently can
not seek the usual solace of the troubled
in a metropolitan town and tell his
troubles to a policeman.
Harry Bays he has no difficulty whatever in procuring the necessary dog
taxes but when it comes to putting up
for poll taxes the man who bas just paid
so cheerfully for his dog turns purple
with surprise and anger and declares
that he is being robbed. Many have
refused to pay and more are trying the
scheme of dodging the collector but
there remains but one way out of it, all
must pay their poll taxes, or they will
have to be collected by law process.
Nothing in It.
Considerable street talk was created
here during the week by the report, originating no one knew where, that tbe
stage lines centering in tbis place were
to at once remove their terminus to
Cascade City, and that the Forks was to
be shut out all around. This rumor was
traced up and found to have been the
product of the fertile imagination of
some of our citizens who seem to have a
peculiar faculty for that sort of thing.
The only possible toundation for the
Story is found in the fact tbat the stage
company has been contemplating a
change in the Republic stage whereby
that would run all the way through to
Bossburg, wbich would necessitate the
stage going through to Cascade at night
instead of stopping here, and also a
change of time on the Republic line—
tbe present Bossburg line being abolished entirely. It car, be authoritively
stated, however, that nothing definite
has been decided upon even in this
proposition, and the stage company has
never intended removing tbeir terminus
Irom this point, either to Cascade 01* any
other place.
LOTS OF TALK Did You Ever^J
But Little Business Done at
the Council Meeting.
Henry Russell is treating the Davey
block to a coat of paint.
Len. Newby is confined to bis bed
with an attack of typhoid lever.
H. S. Connell was over from Rossland last Wednesday on business.
Dr. Jakes and A. Fisher were over
from Greenwood on Thursday last.
Ira W. Black and wife of Republic
were in tbe cily Thursday evening.
Gen, Caldwell ot Erie, B. C, has been
in the city for the past few days on business.
Wm. G. MeMynn, mining recorder at
Midwny, was in the city Thursday on
business.
A building is being erected in front of
tbe bonded warehouse, to be used as a
wholesale liquor stoie.
Mr. Stone has completed his contract
of laying tbe water pipe over thc bridge
across the North Fork.
C. B. Rice, of Pierce, Idaho, passed
through the city this week on a business
trip through the district.
C. H. S'ibbs has gone to houne keeping in one of Chas. VanNess' house in
the northwest part ot town.
John Carhar and J. Fyfe were in the
city from Rossland the first of the week
on mining and other business.
G. T. Au'rev and J. F. Reilly were
among the visitors to the cily fiom Nelson, B. C, during the past week.
P. H. Connell, a mining broker from
Republic, was in the city two or three
days this week looking after some mining interests.
James West and wife bave come
down from the B. C. mine where they
bave had charge of the boarding house
for some time past,
Harry Sheads is a much to be avoided
man in tbe eyes of many these days
He is out with his lit fio receipt book
collecting poll or'road taxes.
Charley Hagleberg, one of the best
known prospectors ot tbis section, has
returned from a piospecring trip in
the vicinity of Hornet creek.
Wm. McKay has again established
his domicile in Grand Forks after sev-
eral months of fluctuating between the
various camps adjacent to this city.
I.N. Campbell, a Spokane mining
man who is largely interested in the
mines at Republic on the reserve, was
in the city on Tuesday of this week.
Hector McRae of Rossland, who has
been making a business trip through
the district, passed through the city the
first of the week on his way back home.
Miss Ltbbv Newby, sister of lhe New-
by brothers, wbo was reported to be dying last Saturday night from an attack
of dropsv, is :aid to be better with a iair
chance of recovery.
John W. Keougb, of Colville, one of the
owners of the B. G- mine in Summit
camp, was in the city several days this
week on business connected with the
bond on the propeity.
Messrs. Fraser & Graham, the hustling proprietors of the Grand Forks
brewery, are enlarging the capacity of
their establishment to keep up with
tbeir steadily increasing trade.
The first thing that W. B. Davey did
on his return from Rossland was to get
into the "swim'1 by joining tbe Bathing
club and now W. 11 's graceful form
can daily be seen prominading on the
beach.
Services will be held tomonow as follows: Presbyterian, in tbe church at 11
a. m., and in Victoria hall in the evening at 7:30 p. m.; Methodist, in Victoria
hall at 11 a. m , and in the church at
7:30 p. nl.
The finishing touches are being put
on W. B. Davey's uew building next
door to the Grand Forks Mercantile
Company's store, and it is expected to
bave it in readiness for occupation in
ten days or two weeks.
J. W. Grier, who was for some time
connected with tbe publication of tbe
Midway Advance and latter witb the
Boundary Creek Times, was in the city
this week on his way to Rossland where
he expects to continue bis journalistic
career.
Tbe Grand Forks brewery team took
a little spin this week with the result
that a couple of wagons are in the repair shop, one from tbe effects of accotn-
paning tne horses in their ramble and
the other from the evil effect ot trying
to stop the runaway by getting in tbe
road.
Jack Hofstetter, for a long time employed in the mines at Greenwood and
well known to all the prospectors and
miners in this section, was in the city
the first of the week from Republic
where he has been employed in the
Little Cove and other properties.
G. J. Tompkins and Wm. Sawtell
bave been in tbe city several days this
week from Republic wbere they have
extensive mining interests. Mr. Saw.
tell also has some good property on the
south half of the reset vation, being one
of the first locators in that section,
Mr. Reilly, a mining man from Nel-
son, B. C, and until recently one of tbe
owners of the celebrated Mollie Hughes
property, was in the city during the
week and left yesterday afternoon for a
trip up the North Fork wilh a view of
examining some property in which he
may become interested.
Chas. Van Ness and Lee Cooms returned to the Forks last Saturday morning from a week's trip to Republic, Midway and other points on tbe other side
of the mountain. While away they purchased several head of draft horses to
be used on their transfer line in Rossland. Lee and Van left for Rossland
Sundayafternoon well pleased wilh their
purchases.
Fruit Fair.
We are in receipt of the usual notices
regarding the Annual Fruit Fair at Spokane, Wash,, which, according to the
prospectus, is to be bigger and better
than ever this year. Nearly (15,000
has been guaranteed for the fair this
year so the financial success of the un
dertaking is assured. The usual admission fee will prevail and reduced rates
will be given over all the railways centering in Spokane.	
T7T15T3? INSURE your property with Frank
rWUy.1 Scars, representing EomQ 0f n,-j i^st
companies in tbe world.
OPENED BIDS FOR FILLING
But Came to no Decision Regarding
Letting the Contract Water
Rates Adopted.
At the regulur weekly session of the city
council last Friduy evening the water and
light rules recommended by the water and
light eumniittce were udopted with a few
trilling chuuges and considerable discussion
ensued with regard to the tin.-..tiou of
whether or not tlio city should charge for
tupping the inalns, tlie question finally '..-
lug left undecided.
The question of extending the water inulii
aernss the river was taken up and considered for some time, a eoutruet Dually being let
lo Mr. Stone to put the pipe aorOSS the
bridge In u frost proof box furnishing ull
material and labor for the sum of.- n'i.
Hills were than rend and ordered paid as
follows: T.G.Cooper, 11!:, foot chimney lu
tiro house at $1.00 por foot; llayward, rent
of council chamber for mouth, £5; extM-iise
account of tlio by-luw election, HI. 11. Kus-
sell, painting lire hall, (44.
Application was inii.li. hy Krunk Sears fur
the position of bookkeeper for the water
works but City Clerk Juluisou had ulready
beeu appointed water eominisNioiior and ox-
pressed his willingness to attend to the duties of bookkeeper also.
The bids for the illling of the sloughs were
then opened ami submitted us follows:
Thos. Price, 45 cents per cubic yard; Jus.
AddlHOti, 88)a cents per cubic yard: W. H.
Fisher, 41% cents per cubic yard und Chas.
Cumings, 47 cents per cubic yard. After the
the usual am.unit of discussion it wus decided not to let the contract until the
sloughs hud been measured by a surveyor
so uu estimate of the cost could lie mado before the work was begun. It wus also de-
cldod, nfter the usual amount of talk, that
the successful contactur should put up bonds
to the umoiint of not less than ten per cent
of the full uinouut of the contract, that the
work must be finished by October 15, thut
the contractor must pay $5 per day fur man
and team mid "P2.B0 per day for common laborers und further tbat he must puy utf
weekly.
The matter of purchasing the stuff left
over from tho wuter and light plant was
then taken up and the usual amount of discussion ensued, nothing being decided on.
A freo-for-ull wordy war was preelpituted
hy the llucense collectors asking for authority to take effective action iu tiie mutter of
collecting a license from Mrs. Muder, who
had appealed to the mayor and had been
told she would be let alone. After a little
more than the usual amount of discussion it
was decided that Mrs. Mader must puy her
license the same us every one else.
By-luw No. 18 wus then llnally passed; this
is the money by-law recently voted ou by the
municipality.
McCullum brought up tho matter of fixing
the roud nt the second bench between this
and the upper town uud after discussing the
matter to the usual length It was decided
that the mutter would be looked up and discussed ngaiu.
The council then adjourned without further discussion.
Might Have Been Serious.
The Bossburg stage had last Thursday evening what was only an extremely
narrow escape from a most serious accident and that no one was injured was
not the fault of the government officials
who have charge of the road work in
tbis section as they have allowed the
roads between here and the old free
ferry to get into a condition which is a
positive danger to every one who is
forced to travel over it.
As the stage was coming in last
Thursday evening it struck a place in
the rock cut just this side of the McCool
ranch, where the road had been cut
away by the heavy traffic which constantly goes on over it until there is
barely room for a wagon to pass by running one wheel up onto the bank on the
inside of tbe track.
In the dark this place was not noticed
until the two outside wheels were over
tbe bank and the stage tilted up throw
ing out one of tbe passengeas who fortunately caught a wheel and thus escaped being precipitated into the river,
which at tbis point runs very deep and
strong about thirty feet below. Some
of the baggage was also thrown off but
was recovered bofore going into the
river, and the stage was by careful
maneuvering got back onto the road
and proceeded on its way into the city.
Had the stage been a few inches further out nothing could have prevented
its going down into tbe river and as
there were a number of passengers,
among them being a lady, loss of life
would have been almost certain.
The attention of Mr. Schubert, the
provincial road supervisor has been
called to tbis piece of road and he himself passed over it this week but witb
the usual high and mightiness of most
of our petty officials he refuses to pay
any attention to the necessity for repairs until it is forcibly brought to his
notice by an accident wheie somebody
is seriously hurt.
Free Delivery.
Jeff. Davis & Co., the popular general
merchants have decided to add a new
feature to their business in the shape of
a free delivery wagon for the convenience of their many customcis. In accordance with this plan a fine team of
horses and delivery wagon have been
purchased and a barn 18x18 is being
erected in the rear of their ston. for the
accommodation of thc same. Commencing immediately purchases made
at their store will be delivered free of
cost to any part of the city in truly metropolitan style. This convenience tor
their customers is made possible by the
large and rapidly growing trade of this
popular firm. The free delivery to the
mining camps and outside districts will
be continued as usual,
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A Lively Trip.
Harry Parsons, brother-in-law of Tom
Parkinson of the Pathfinder mine, has
arrived in the city from Angels camp,
California, and gone up to the Pathfinder where he will be employed in the
development of that fine property. Mr.
Parsons had a rather lively experience
on his way here the stage being held up
a short distance out of Angels camp,
and he in company with the other passengers being relieved of what ready
cash they bad about them. Mr. Parsons thinks well of the future of this
country and is satisfied with the change
of locality which he bas made.
Geo. Fraser of the Grand Forks.
Brewery and F. H. McCarter of the
Minsk made a flying business trip to
Cascade City on Wednesday of tbis
week,
Before, in all your experience, see such
narrow-margin-of-profit prices as we are
quoting on our stocks of
DRY GOODS,
HARDWARE «* -#
and Furniture? We are closing out these
lines and are bound to move the goods
quickly if attractive price will do the work.
BE SURE AND GET OUR
PRICES BEFORE PURCHASING ** ^
anything in these lines. We know they
are right and believe we can interest you.
Call and see us anyway.
GRAND FORKS MERCRNTILEBO.
COSMOS HOTEL
■vA^Grand Forks, B,
Everything New and   Best Furnished
Houue, and is in everyway prepared to
welcome Guests ar.d provide Good Ac.
commodation
Headquarters for Muting Men. Best
of Wines, Liauors and Cigars. Special
attention paid to Transcient trade."
EZRA INBODY,
Proprietor.
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These Goods have all heen purchased direct from the Manufacturers Agents In
Montreal, Trronto uml CUiengo, und nre till A 1 vulue. and the latest styles.
Tho people' of the Kettle Kiver District will now not bo compelled to Kend
away from home for their dry goods. If thoy will cull at onr utore we wil] lie
glad to show our goodw. and you will be convinced that wo can nave you money
besides having the satisfaction of making your own neloetions. Shipment! will
he received weekly.   A First-class stock of Ready Mado
Clothing Shoes and rimers' Supplies
Always in stock.   Goods delivered to the camps free.
^Jeff Davis & Co.^ |
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Grand Forks, B. C.
Traunweiser & Fraser,
PBOPEIBTOKS,
IS a new  House, with   new Furniture and everything comfortable  for  the
traveling public, and has accommotions for'a large number of people.   The
Dining   Room   Is   provided wiih everything in the market.
The bar is repleted with the best Wines, Liquors and Cigars     A good sample room for Commercial Travellers,
FRESH GROCERIES
enn Always be had at our store as we kffopi our stock right U1> to tin market and have no
old, fthelfworu kooiIs to work otl'on our customers. We make a specialty of always having
on httnd
Fresh Eggs and Creamery Butter.
We got In a new supply every weok and can guarantee our stock to be always fresh. Now
potatoes aro another thing which can only bu found at our store. Will have iu a tiki* Hue
of llshtng tackle lu a lew days.
H. A. HUNTLEY   :    •    :   :   GRAND FORKS, B. C.
Grand Forks Brewery.
G. A. FRASER & CO., Proprietors.
Lager Beer, Porter \ Soft Drinks
Particular Attention Given Orders From Private Families.
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in wall paper. I am closing out my stock of wall paper nt 15o
a roll, regular price 30c. Call early and pet first choice. Men's
fine Oxford shirts 75c, regular price $1.25. Men's summer suits ut
J4.00,10.00. $6.00 and up to $12.00. Soft felt huts from $1.00 up,
the best vnlue in the market, fall and inspect our well assorted
stock of dress goods, trimmings, laces, linings nnd embroideries.
And for prices on groceries uud supplies don't fail to get ours
before going elsewhere.
Goods Delivered Free to AM Hart* of tbe Country.
ANDERSON, UPPER GRAND FORKS, B. C.
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§ "I'mSoTiredr
As tired in the morning as when I go to
bedl Why is itT Simply because your
blood is in euch a poor, thin, sluggish
Condition it does not keep up your
strength anil you do noi get lhe beuelit
of your sleep. To feel strong and keep
etrong Just try the tunic and purifying
effects of Hood's Sarsaparilla. Ourword
for it, 't will do you good.
Hood's Sarsaparilla
In America's Oreatest Medicine.
ITEMS  FROM   THREE   STATES.
Hood's PIUS cure all Liver Ills.   25 cents.
TELEGRAPH    TO   BE   OPENED.
Fftim Thnt Tli»*> Have Been Flitrht-
Iuk Since the Fourth of AiikuhI—
Tha   liiMurtfentr*   May   liuv**'   Looted
Manila Before the Kewa «i Peace
A rrl* ed.
New York, Aug. HI. - A special to the
Tribune from   Washington  s&ysi
Cable ooniuiunlcation with Manila will
probably be re-eitabliahed within the
next day or two, if the efforts of thia
government, supported by those of Gre.it
Britain and Spain, arc successfully direct-
ed, in order that further bloodshed may
In1 averted and the suspense relieved.
Jt te understood that Admiral Dewey
has been in possession of the Philippine
end of the cable for over two months, although lie was unable to secure the legal
terminus of the line, which is located
within llie city of Manila, and, through
the strict construction placed upon the
rules of neutrality, his operators were unable to secure any response to their signals from the Hong Kong terminal. This
restriction made necessary the frequent
Bending of dispatch boats back and forth
to Hong Kong and recently the severed
end of the cable has been buoyed and no
attention paid to it.
order*** Sent Saturday.
On tlie vessel that started for Manila
Saturday from Hong Kong went orders to
restore submarine telegraphic communication nt once, and, as'the American
forces, by the terras of tlie protocol, are
in possession of the Philippines from an
international standpoint*, whether they
actually hold the municipality or not,
nnd as hostilities have been formally terminated and the requirements of neutrality abolished, all obstacles to the
free use of the cable havo been removed.
Until Manila is in closer touch with
the rest of the world than it has heen
for the last three and one-half months,
officials in Washington will be harassed
by tho gravest anxiety regarding the occurrences in that vicinity. The last news
from Manila was dated 10 days ago and
described thc fierce fighting at Malatc on
July 31, when the Americans hehl their
position which had been assaulted. August
;i there was cannonading all day. The
Monterey arrived August -1 wiih three
transports of the third expedition and at
the snme time the dispatch vessel left
preparations were being made for an immediate assault upon thc city. It was
known that General Merritt wns only
waiting these reinforcements to demand
the surrender and give formal notice of
n naval bombardment. Under these circumstances every precaution was taken
last Friday to inform Admiral Dewey ninl
General Merritt wilh the least possible
delay of the formal signing of the protocol and the suspension of hostilities.
Mny Get Orders Today.
When the protocol was signed, followed
immediately by the sending of cable dispatches to Admiral Dewey nnd General
Merritt, it was broad daylight Sal unlay
morning at Manila. It takes fully a minute at the most generous calculation to
send a single word to Hong Kong by cable. Acting Secretary Allen and Adjutant General Corbin each sent several
hundred words of instructions to the respective commanders under them, including copies of the president's proclamation,
and it is therefore unlikely that the vessel wns able lo start before Saturday afternoon. Manila is 028 miles from Hong
Kong and at 18 knots the distance might
Im- made iu 'M) hours, which would enable
the dispatches to reach the American
forces Monday morning, or according to
Washington, Sunday night.
Unless Genera] Merritt had taken Manila by that time the instructions sent
him will prevent any further military operations nnd a truce will have to he agreed
upon similar in all respects to that Imposed upon General Miles In Puerto Rico.
The official messages relate solely to hostilities and have no bearing upon thc
third article of the protocol, which provides that the United States hold tlie
Oity, bay and liarlmr of Manila until the
mooting of the commissioners.
This is an exceedingly peculiar feature
of llie situation, but it gives the authorities less concern than the fear of further
fighting. That article was worded in accordance with the president's original
proposition two weeks ago, which iu turn
had been when there was momentary ex*
pc-eiation that the starved out. city would
surrender nt once, and it was evident
that the United States forces would remain in power in the Philippines. It was
therefore considered unnecessary to slipu*
late that a commission should be appointed within 10 days to arrange the details
of evacuation, ns was the case with Cuba
and Puerto Rico.
May Ilnvc Heen  1'iu hiliiK.
Secretary Alger is confident tliat thc
Spanish general will welcome the news
and cheerfully obey the instructions cabled to him from Madrid to lay down his
arms nnd no serious complication is expected to arise with the insurgents at
present, nt leant, regarding the change of
government.
The chief alarm relates to the snerifiee
of life which may have taken place since
August 4 and to the possibility thnt Ag-
uinaldo and his soldiers may have entered the city from a point on the north
while the Spaniards were engaged with
the Americans on thc south. In thnt
rose it is feared wholesale massacres may
have taken place and much valuable property becn ruthlessly destroyed.
SliiiKtviij-   fiot   Li!id   In  As lie*.
Port Townsend, Wash., Aug. 12.—The
steamer City of Topekn, which arrived
hero yesterday from Skagway, reports the
fire-not so serious as reported. A few hundred dollars will cover the loss.
Italy lends in the number of crematories, having 24. America has 22, Germany
four, England three and France two.
Various  Bits  of Hews  From   Wash-
I UK toll,    1 (111 Ilu    uml    .11 OH (llllll—The
Bffeot   of    the    Hot    Spell   on   the
Grain Crop—Little Ohium.**** Done.
Harvesting is in progress around Cheney. The yield of wheat is unususally
large, but not quite so heavy as the yield
of last year.
The canneries at Fairhaven are only
able to run half the time on account of
a scarcity of fish.
Dewberries, of home growth, have been
more plentiful in the Kllensburg market
this season than ever hefore. They ure
large  and  luscious.
11. 11. Williams of Whatcom is thc new
editor of the Reveille, Parker Ellis having
retired to devote liis time and talents
to the Seattle Post-Intelligencer and San
Francisco Examiner agencies.
Surveyors have commenced thc work
of locating the line of the Port Angeles
& Eastern railway, which it is intended
to connect with Victoria by a ferry Ber
Vice carrying cars. The survey between
Angeles and Discovery Hay will be pushed
to completion with all possible speed, and
it is the intention to have the road iu
operation next sinner. The company
is composed of New York and Chicago
capitalists.
The hot weather for the last week has
been the most intense yet experienced in
| Stevens county. However, the frequency
of rain during the past two months has
rendered the crops sufficient moisture
that they could endure two weeks more
of the hot season. The hay harvest is
Well advanced. 'The grain crop is safe
from any damage. Fruit and vegetables
are also in good shape.
The extreme hot weather prevailing in
the Big Rend for the past week came on
too late to do any material damage to
the spring wheat in that portion of the
country. Harvesting of fall wheat is now
nearly done all about Davenport, and the
average yield is placed at 'do bushels per
acre. The spring grain harvest has begun
and tlie yield will average 30 bushels.
In consequence of forest fires in the
interior districts the atmosphere has he-
come intensely smoky. On the soulh
half of the Colville reservation there is
a vast tract of timbered country at the
mercy of the Hames which are sweeping
over the country. Fires arc also reported
iu liritish Columbia, particularly at Ymir,
where much damage is being done to
prospectors.
The wild blackberries are so abundant
in western Klickitat that Axtel Anderson,
with three members of his family went
over there and returned with 100 gallons
of canned berries as the result of five
days' puking.
Mrs. T. I. Peabody, who recently
drowned herself iu Lake Washington, Seattle, formerly lived at Wallula, where
her husband was 0. R. & N. station agent.
They were ardent Spiritualists, and it is
said that spiritualist friends induced Mr.
Peabody, who had accumulated a comfortable sum, to put ah his savings into
a wild scheme to tan leather in a single
day. He lost his money and position,
and later died at Wallula.
IDAHO.
A ml i I or Anderson has made n rough
estimate of the total assessed valuation
of the state of Idaho, and he places the
increase over last year at $1,000,000. This
is outside of nny increase in railroad,
telegraph and telephone lines. Last year
the total assessed valuation was $20,-
000,000.
Results so far indicate that the yield
around Moscow will not be up to what
was expected by the farmers. Fields that
were expected to yield forty bushels to
the acre are only producing a little over
thirty. The entire yield, however, will
be larger than last year. This county will
produce 1,800,000 bushels or more, drain
men figure on about 425,000 bushels being marketed at Moscow next fall.
Threshing is general in the PotlatcTi,
j near Kendrick, as the fall-sown grain con
Btitutes about .10 per cent of thc grain
j acreage, which is making on the average
i uf 30 to 40 bushels per acre. It is esti-
1 mated by the grain men that the damage
'to the late sown grain is about 15 per
'cent and that fully 00 per cent of this
grain has escaped injury.
The damage on thc reservation in the
vicinity of Kendrick, where there is a
large tlax acreage will curtail the yield
by at least live bushels per acre. On the
1 basis of curtailment of the grain yield
of the Pottateh of 10 per cent as a result
of thc warm spell, the Potlatfh will have
' at the least 400,000 bushels of export
wheat.
The Clear wator river at Lewiston has
not approached low water mark this year.
[The late rains ou the mountains have
'afforded ft favorable stage of water for
I the few rafNmcu who have remained on
'the river.   Kven big lumber  rafts  have
I been run all through the summer, which
is altogether unsusual.
I    Thc first load of the 1808 crop of wheat
was marketed  at Moscow  on  August  0,
60 cents per bushel being the price paid.
Russell ti   ituhedew bought    the wheat,
which is of the Red Russian variety, nnd
I was raised on one of the Hypothcckbank
[ ranches, farmed by Mr. Davis.   The whole
field averages between 35 and 40 bushel.-*
1 to the acre and grades No. 1, This beats
all   previous  records  for  early   threshing
in this section about five days.
MONTANA.
Hobo camps hy thc dozens_are strung
along between Missoula and Garrison.
The city council of Hillings has decided
to put in a sewer system on a scale to
accomodate 12,000 people.
Thc first stock shipment of thc season
over the (Jrent Northern was made from
Malta last week by the Miller Live Stock
Company, and consisted of 17 carloads of
prime stock.
The calf round-up on the north side
of Glendive was finished last week, and
the riders report branding a good calf
crop. They also report the range in first
class condition and beef cuttle looking
prime.
The Rocky Fork Coul Company near
Red Lodge haa reported to the board of
equalization that its net proceeds of the
mines for the past year amounted to
$97,017.90, an increase ovcr last year of
$27,000..
J. W. Girls, who has a hay ranch on
the Boulder road, near Livingston, a few
miles east of town, reports the yield of
hay better than it has been for years,
nnd says he expects to harvest 75 tons
this season from the same acreage that
produced but 40 tons last year.
At a meeting of the Deer Lodge traded
and labor council it was voted that no
one not a member of a labor union of
some kind would be engaged as an orator
on Labor Day.
Rose Perelson of Butte, whose repeated
attempts at suicide have brought her into
recent celebrity, has filed application for
divorce from her husband, Morris, whose
monthly earnings she places at $400. The
couple have becn married about two
months. Cruelty is the ground of complaint,
There have been three deaths from
lightning in the state this season, the
last being that of A. Armstrong in the
northern part of Jefferson county. He
was out on horseback and while on top
of a knoll received a charge of electricity
which   killed   both  himself and horse.
R. M. Marquis of Cameron, Mo., who
was last week in Great Falls, holds the
record for machine shearing in this part
of thc state, llie other day he cleaned off
240 sheep belonging to the Sage Creek
Company, which is the best day's work
yet reported.
Haying has been completed nearly all
over western Montana, and another week
will witness the end of it. Thc harvesting
of the grain crop has been in progress
iu the Hitter Hoot and Plains valleys since
the first of the month, and is being started
now iu other parts of this end of the
stale. There have becn no complete reports as to the amount of the hay crop,
but it is said it will far exceed the cut
<d any previous year.
ms.
StKHDNS T°Hh,
s&aae-SS
OVER A MILLION   EACH   DAY.
SlIl'l-IIM-llt     Uf     tl,*.'     l'*\-M*l.llll i,r«.N     uf
the  Government.
Washington, Aug. 15.—Although the
wur lasted only 114 days it is estimated
that the cost to tlie government so fur is
$151),UUO,000, of which $08,000,000 has
been actually paid out of the treasury.
Beginning with March 1, when the first
increases in expenditures in anticipation
of lhe war became apparent in the daily
expenditures of tlie treasury, the actual
disbursements have been, approximately:
March—Army, $000,000; navy, $2,400,-
000;  total, $3,000,000.
April—Army, $1,200,000; navy, $9,800,-
000; total, $11,000,000.
May—Army, $12,000,000; navy, $<!,•
500,000j total, $19,000,000.
June—Army, $10,500,000; navy, $(),-
500,000; total, $2:1,000,000.
Jul*,—Army, $29,500,000; navy, $5,*
500,000; total, $35,000,000.
To August 13—Army, $5,500,000; navy,
$1,500,000;   totnl, $7,000,000.
Tolal, war department, $li.*i,.*)00,000. Total, navy department, $32,700,000. Orand
total, $08,000,000.
The appropriations made by congress
on account of the war aggregated about
$3110,1X10,00(1, und cover tlie time to January 1, 1809.'
EYES     AND      MARKMANSHIP.
Superiority of Northern Races Over
(he I.iitliiH In Till, l'nrtleulur.
The Saxon and the Celt, the Teuton
and the Norseman—which merely is to
say the blue-eyed people—possess a ca-
paclty fur marksmanship none of the
butin races ever may hope to attain. It
isn't a Spaniard's fault that he cannot
lire a bullet straight. He can't help it.
Ile was born than way. lie has a racial
defect in far vision. The trouble js seated
in his eyes, and against a blue-eyed antagonist he must always be the loser
when it comes t.o scoring at a target
at fairly long range. Neither can tlie
Indian or the negro shoot so as to make
it good betting that ho is going to hit
anything, They mean well, but they
won't do.
What it is about tlie blue-eyed man
whicli renders his far-sight superior to
thut of his dark-eyed consin oculists are
not agreed upon. They have not satisfactorily determined whether his advun-
lage. is derived from a pigment which
clarifies thc vision or whether the shape
of his lenses is somewhat dilTcrcnt, furnishing him a greater range of sight and
a more magnified picture of distant ob-
ects, but rjegardlng the fact itself they
have long since ceased contention.
All the historic marksmen of record—
from Natty lluni]io to Captain llogardus
—have blue or hazel eyes. Look over
tho long list of western "killers" who
nourished in the frontier days, now passed
away, and you will recall thut the invincible ones, those who were quickest
on the trigger and who never missed their
man, were blue-eyed, Hilly thc Kid,
Wild Hill, Bat Mustci-son and Jesse
James—good men nnd bud, sheriirs upholding the law und desperadoes defying
it—hud eyes as blue us the undecked sky
of June. The Tennessee mountaineers
who from behind Jackson's cotton bales
poured so witherin a fire into Put-ken*
hum's scarlet coated veterans thnt even
thut Intrepid soldiery could not endure it,
und lied from its fiery breath ns from
before the mouth of a furmu-c were blue*
eyed riflemen.
Every regimental ollicer of experience
and every gun club man knows thut the
records of target practice will show the
blue-eyed mau well in the lead over their
dark-eyed fellows, and the longer thc distance the mure marked become tho disparity.
When Goneral Shafter has fully dis*
embarked his forces upon Cubun soil;
when lhe ping of the Mauser gives answer
to fhe hiss of the long bullet of thc Krug-
Jotgensen tho world will no doubt be afforded nnother object lesson of thc inability of the Jjatin to shoot straight. The
Spaniards have the arms, but not thc
main—their "Aeneid"' would perforce begin differently from Virgil's.
Tho Spaniard—and the Cuban as well,
for the samo reason—is a cutter and a
slasher. Ile favors cold steel in battle,
and with cutlass or machete becomes at
close range a formidable foe. It is to
Spain that tlie world owes the invention
of fencing, an art not yet 300 years old,
which transformed the mediaeval sword
into a shield and buckler as well as spear
and dagger. Thc Italian, who also cannot shoot, perfected the system, and is
today the muster fencer of the world. It
would seem thnt the dnrk eye has indeed
its own superiority of vision, as close
range. Take note that thc master billiard players—those whoso excelling delicacy of touch is at onee a joy and a
marvel to look upon—arc dark-eyed men,
as are the fencers.
But tho battles on Cuban or Puerto
Rican soil are not to be fought with
steel. There the blue-eyed troops who
sprang from the northern races will make
war against their swarthy foes at rifle
range, and they should havo the better
of it by inalienable birthright.
A Heavenly Aristocrat.—Whenever
you find nu unselfish man you bave
discovered a beavenly aristocrat.—
Itev. Frank Crane, Methodist, Chicago,
111.
A Forwnrd Movement.—Tbe forward
movement of humanity must spring
from a pure heart and a clear head.—
Rev. W. S. Friedman, Hebrew, Denver, Colo.
Courage of Faltb.—Whntcver ls best
nnd noblest In man will be brought to
tbe front by the courage of faith.—
Rev. 0. H. Fltzwllliam, Baptist, ritts-
burg, Pa.
Oue of God's Methods.—When moral
xuaslou ceases to be a virtue, (lod has
always used a revolution lo better ihe
world.—Rev. John Hundley, Methodist, Camden, New Jersey.
I     11 rent ness.—Aa      Abraham    Lincoln
I grew religious as be I nine grent, so
does any mnu or nation of men; to be
separated from God is to be cut oft
from greatness.—Rev Henry Hopkins,
CongregntioimllNt, Kansas City, Mo.
How to Read tbe Bible.—Bead tho
Bible as the world's handbook of morals and religion. The Bible Is tbe gospel of womanhood and childhood.—
Rev. A. D. Mayo, Universallst, Boston,
Mass.
Improvement.—If you think It Is Just
a little, If you rend fhe history of the
world a little, you will find that the
last thing on earth that people hnve
been willing to improve 1ms been their
religion.—Rev, M. J. Savage, Unitarian, New York Cily.
Dlsclplesbip.—There Is no disciple-
sblp without unconditional Surrender.
This Is Cod's own test, But self-surrender leads to coronation. Self-pleasing ends in death.—Rev. F, T. Hayley,
Congregatlonollst, Denver, Colo.
Living Olirlsts.—Wherever there Is
any mnu who hns sonic fellowship
with Cod and the eternal, who ministers to the higher and better life of
man, there ls the Christ of to-day.—Dr.
Lyman Abbott, Congrcgntlonallst,
Brooklyn, N. Y.
Short Beds.—Men make their own
beds and weave their own coverings,
leaving Cod nnd liis Christ out, only to
find In times of great crises Hint one Is
too short and the other top narrow for
their protection nnd comfort.-Rev. T.
J. Denk, Methodist, Pittsburg, l'a.
The Real Bnttli-.—Christianity abandons the rivalry with science and history on the field of knowledge to win
greater victories over man's heart niul
the Inner springs of action.—Rev. J. (1.
Scburman, Presbyterian, Ithaca, N. Y.
Anglo-American. — England and
America at least should be so bound
together by sympathy and compact
thnt war between tbem should be Impossible—Rev. A. V. (I. Allen, Episcopalian, Cambridge, Mass.
Barbarism.—'America has served notice on the whole world Hint there ls
no more plnce for barbarities under
the disguise of wnr. What Ibe powers
of Europe would not do in Ibe case of
tbe Armenians, what Greece tried to
do for Crete, America bus undertaken
for Cuba.—Rev. F. D. Bovard, Methodist, Alameda, Cnl.
Avocation.—There nre some men wbo
have Invincible repugnance to any
regular avocation. Tbey hope by some
lucky Btroke to make tbeir fortune
Without steady application. Ten to one
this man will become a criminal. The
statistics of penitentiaries show that
four-flfths of the Inmates never had n
trade or regular employment,—Rev, S.
P. Sprecher, Presbyterian, Cleveland,
Ohio.
Hawks Tight lo tbe Death.
A tierce combat between n large gray
bawk and a smaller red one occurred a
few days ago on ibe farm of ileorge
■Williams, lu Bristol Township. Mr.
Williams was standing In bis corn field,
when he heard u series of fierce
squawks ln the nlr above bim, Two
hawks circling about each oilier and
dropping rapidly to tho earth next attracted his attention. The birds fell almost at his feel and continued lo fight
wllh great ferocity. It was evident
from the very start lhat tbe battle was
a very unequal one, Hie gray bird being
much too heavy tor his opponent. The
farmer scl/.lug a stick sailed in to take
a hand In the light. He made several
vigorous swipes at the rapldlv revolving bundle of claws and feathers, but
somehow or other bo always failed to
land. Then be foxily decided to stand
off and wait until one bird bail been
killed, whereupon be would Jump In
nnd dispatch lhe victor. The red hawk
wus growing weaker every moment,
nnd finally be fell over on bis buck, and
Ihe gray victor drove bis beak deep Inlo
lho breast of the vanquished. Willi a
squawk of triumph Hie gray follow
suddenly raised himself upon bis brood
wings and sailed away before Williams
realized what he was about. The red
bawk lay (lend upon the field literally
clawed to ribbons,—Philadelphia Record.
A Feat of Memory.
The geographer Maretus narrates an
Instance of memory probably unequalled. He actually witnessed the feat
ond bad It attested by four Venetian
nobles. He met In I'ndun a young Cor-
slean who bad so powerful n memory
that he could repent ns many as 38,000
words read over to hlm only once.
Maretus, desiring to test this extraordinary youth in the presence of his
friends, read over to him an almost Interminable list of words strung together anyhow, In every language and spine
mere gibberish. The audience wns ex-
onusted before the list—which bad beeu
written down for tbe sake of accuracy
—was completed, and at tbe end of It
the young Corslcan smilingly began
and repented the entire list without a
break and without a mistake. Then to
show his remarkable power be went
over lt backward, then every alternate
word, first, third and fifth, nud so on,
until his hearers were thoroughly exhausted and bad no hesitation in certifying that the memory of this Individual wns without a rival In the world,
nnclent or modern.
Every dog has his day—but the cat
bas a monopoly on the nights.
A   CENT'S   WORTH
of the wrong baking powder
will spoil a half-dollar's worth
of cake.
Use Schilling's Best
HAY AS SECRETARY OF STATE.
A nihiiHNii'lor   to   Kn ft lit ml   to   SiHTt'ctl
IJiij    U Inn   He   ItfHlKHH'
Washington. Aug. 15.—Tt seems to be
settlcil that Ambassador Hay is to succeed Secretary Day when the latter becomes chairman of thc peace commission.
The authority for this statement is unofficial, but from a source whicli shows
that such is tlio determination of thc
president at present.
The indications are that Secretary Day's
resignntion-from the state department will
be in and accepted within a week. It is
understood tliat the president contemplates the appointment of Secretary Day
to a circuit judgeship after tlie work of
thc peace commission has been finished.
Twice a year the Caspian overflows and
strands millions of fish—sufficient to
feed the whole of Central Asia, if advantage could he takon of these immense resources given by nature.
In proportion to population, Texas has
furnished more troops for the war than
nny other state. Texas pays each enlisted man §1 a month in addition to his
government pay.
The whistle of a locomotive ean be
heard 3,800 yards, the noise of a train
3,300 yards, the report of a musket and
the hark of a dog 1,800 yards, the roll of
a drum 000 yards, a dinner bell two
miles.
Kentucky claims to have more water
power than any othur state in the union.
A1HAMBRA  BATHS  COMPANY.
Incorporated under the LawH of the
Stalv of W.ishlm'.l.'ii.
By vote of im tntlteM lmve decided to purchase ground!, erect building? thereon and
ihoruuKhiy t-guip a modern establishment having ail tlie latest Improvements or Baatern
sanitariums — Including Turkish nnd kuhhIhu
hot uir and steam vapor baths; shower, spray
und douche baths;  electricity In ull Hn forms;
massage, osteopathy and Swedish movements,
to be administered by competent skilled attendant*, ami u lance Rwimiiiliiff pool which
will be open to the public ull the year round,
In order to fully carry out the plana the
Block bouka of the company huve been opened
and a limited number of shares will be sold
In lots of five shares or more, which shnrea
will u*j known »h preferred stock, und will be
guaranteed a. dividend of not leas thun 8 per
cent per annum.
Thl-s Is better than the average Investment.
Certainly it is far safer than mining stock
Investments, the shares of which sometimes
puy big returns but as often puy nothing.
We invite the attention of capital—large or
small—to  this opportunity anil  will cheerfully
give   any   information   desired.      For   further
particulars, cull on or addre-ss the Manager.
ALHAMHRA  IIATIIS COM1MXV.
Granite Iilock,   Spokane, Wash.
Bankers:   Exchange   National   Bank.
Russia is said to have 3,000,000 horses
-nearly one-half of the whole number
iu existence.
Police court statistic-!* show that Cornwall is tlie best behaved county in England.
Young Japanese girls gild tlieir lips.
NO WOMAN IS EXEMPT.
Regularity is a matter of importance
In every woman's life. Much pain is,
however, endured in the belief that it
is necessary and not alarming, when
ln truth it is all wrong and indicates
derangement that may cause serious
trouble.
Excessive monthly pain Itself will
unsettle the nerves and make women
old before their time.
Thc foundation of woman's health ll
a perfectly normal and regular performance of nature's function. The
statement we print from Miss Ger-
TBUnB Sikes, of Eldred, Pa , ls echoed
in every city, town and hamlet in this
country.    Road what she says:
" Deah Mrs. Pinkham:—I feel like a
new person since following your advice, and think it ls my duty to let the
public know the good your remedies
have done me. My troubles were painful menstruation and leucorrhoea I
was nervous and had spells of being
confused. Before using your remedies
1 never had any faith in patent medicines. I now wish to say that I never
had anything do me so much good for
painful menstruation as Lydia li. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound; also would
say that your Sanative Wash has cured
me of leucorrhoea. 1 hope these few
words may help suffering women."
The present Mrs. Pinkham's experience In treating female ills Is unparalleled, for years she worked side by
side with Mrs. Lydia El. Pinkham, and
for sometime past has had sole charge
of the correspondence department of
her great business, treating by letter
es many as a hundred thousand ailing
women during a single year.
All Buffering women are Invited to
write freely to Mrs. Pinkham, at Lynn,
Mass., for advice about their health.
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The streets of Pekin, China, nre un*
lighted save by two gaslights and three
kerosene lamps. Tlie lirst two arc before
the Russian embassy and the kerosene
lamps illuminate the front of the Rilsso-
Chinese bank.
DEAFNESS CAN NOT BE C(JKHI>
By local applications, as they can not reach tha
dlneased portion of the ear. There ls only one
way to cure deafness, and that Is by constitutional remedies, Deafness ls caused by an Inflamed condition of the mucous lining of the
Eustachian Tube. When this tube Is Inflamed
you have u rumbling sound or Imperfect hearing, and whon It Is entirely closed. Deafness Is
the result, and unlesB the Inflammation can be
taken out, nnd this tube restored to Its normal
condition, hearing will be destroyed forever;
nine cases out of ten are caused by Catarrh,
which Is nothing but an Inflamed condition of
the mucous surfnceB.
We will give One Hundred Dollars for any
case of Deafness (cnuaed by catarrh) tliat win
not be cured by Hall's Catarrh Cure. Bend for
circulars; free.
F. J. CHENEY & CO., Toledo,  O.
Bold by Druggists, 75c.
Hall's Family Pills are the best.
Safes outwardly resembling iron ones,
but whicli are really made of thin boards,
are now supplied by various firms, and
are sold to people starting in business
who wunt to make a big show.
TRY   ALLEN'S   FOOl-EAIE.
A oowder to be shaken into the shoes.
At this season your feet feel swollen nervous, and hot, and get tired easily. If you
have smarting feet or ti^ht shoes, try
Allen's Foot-Ease. It cools the feet and
makes walking easy. Cures swollen and
sweating feet, blisters and callous spots.
Relieves corns and bunions of all paiti and
gives rest and comfort. Ten thousand testimonials of cures. Try it today. Sold by
all druggists and shoe stores for 25c. Bent
by mat! for 25c in stamps. Trial package
FREE. Address Allen 8. Olmsted, te
Roy, Kew York.
Thc natives of some tropical countries
chew thc fibers of green cocoamits us a
remedy for fever. They contain luueli
tannic acid, aud arc reputed as effective
as quinine.
Tho advertising of Schilling's Ilcst in
this paper met with such success tliat a
few months ago Messrs. A. Schilling «t
Co. started the advertising of their money-back baking powder. They are evidently well pleased with thc results, for
we have again received an order for advertising of their tea and baking powder
—this time for an increased space.
There is nothing that sells so well as a
good article—advertised in Lhe town
where it is to be sold.
Two parishes in Berkshire have four
inhabitants each; in Buckingham there is
a parish with seven inhabitants; Oxford
has one with eight, and other counties
have parishes with less than twenty.
llo-tv  to Make Crayon Portrnttfl.
Our new method, which any one can
learn, will be sent free to you. We must
have help and will p«y you well for making crayon pictures et you home for us.
Write today with enclosed stamp for full
particulars. Northwestern Art Association, Portland, Oregon.
ST.    M>RY'B    HALL—A    BOARDING    AND
day school for girls. Primary, preparatory
end academic course. Music, German, French,
drawing, painting and elocution taught by
flpeciallHts. For Information addres* 2209 Pacific   Ave.,   Spokane,   Wash.
Last year there were only 18 deaths
from smallpox in thc 33 great cities of
England, as compared with 732, 450,120
and 25, respectively, in the four preceding
years.
Copenhagen's Round Tower, built in
the eleventh century and 150 feet high,
is to be moved bodily a distance of 150
feet to widen a business street.
Permanr>ntly Cured.* No fits or nervousoes
after first day's use of Br. Kline's Great
FITS
Nervr .lent or it. Send for FUKK SS.00 trial
bottle and treatise. DR. It. IL B.\jnr&L Ltd., <t,ii
Arch street, Philadelphia, Pk
No person in Norway may ipend more
than threepence at one visit ti a public
house.
My doctor said I would die, but P'ao's
Cure for Consumption cured me.—Amos
Kelner,  Cherry Valley, III., Nov. 23,   45.
During a recent hail etorm at Chicago
window glass nnd skylights worth $150,-
000 were smashed.
Try   Schilling's   Ile.st   tea   and   baking   powder,
Japan takes -10 per cent of the export of
American nails.
THE EXCELLENCE OF SYRUP OF FIGS
is due not only to the originality and
simplicity of the combination, but also
to the care and skill with which it is
manufactured by scientific processes
known to the California Fig Sybup
Co. only, and we wish to impress upon
all the importance of purchasing the
true nnd original remedy. As the
genuine Syrup of Figs is manufactured
by the Cami'ounia Fia Svitur Co.
only, a knowledge of that fact will
assist one in avoiding-the worthless
imitations manufactured by other parties. The high standing of the Cali-
roKNiA Fio Svkup Co. witli the medical profession, and the satisfaction
which the genuine Syrup of Figs has
given to millions of families, makes
the name of the Company a guaranty
of the excellence of its remedy. It is
far in advance of all other laxatives,
as it acts on tlie kidneys, liver and
bowels without irritating or weakening them, and it does not gripe nor
nauseate. In order to get its beneficial
effects, please remember the name of
the Company—
CALIFORNIA FIG SYRUP CO.
SAN PHANVUOO, cl
LUIJI8VILLK, IC,. NEW YOI1K, N. T.
A Beautiful Present
In e-rder to further Introduce ELASTIC STARCH (Fist Iron Brand),
thi msBuUcturtrs, I. C, Hubingtr Bros. Co., of Keokuk, Iowa, btv*
decided to tJIVB AWAY a beautiful present with each packaf t W
March told.  These presents are in the lorm oi
Beautiful Pastel Pictures
They in 13119 inches In site, and are entitled as followsi
Lilacs and
Pansies.
Pansies
and
Marguerites.
Wild
American
Popples.
These rsre pictures, four in number, by the renowned pastel artist,
R. LeRoy, of New York, have been chosen from the very choicest subjects
in his studio and are now offered for the first time to the public
The pictures are accurately reproduced in aii the colors used In the originals, and are pronounced by competent critics, works of art.
Pastel pictures are the correct thing for the home, nothing surpassing
them in beauty, richness of color and artistic merit.
One of these pictures IM 1 - ■ ffOj m m*
with *acfilvpeanck\7eyof ELIcLSTIC wTclTCH
Surchased of your grocer.   It is the best laundry starch on the market, us
sold for 10 cents a package.   Ask your grocer for this starch and get •
beautiful picture.
ALL MODEM KEEP EUSTW SUM*. ACCEPT 10 SOISTITITI
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