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The Grand Forks Miner May 14, 1898

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Telephone Development In Idaho—
Trouble Among- tlie Settler* on
the \ez Perce llenervatlon—Bouu-
t> Claim* In Montana—Maaonlc
t'lnb  al  Helena.
The salmon packers of Puget sound
huve combined for tlie purpose of maintaining prices for the season of I80fl.
Their organization is to Ue known as
the Puget Sound Salmon Puckers' Asso-
cation. (ieorgo T. Myers was chosen
president and Harwood Morgan secretary,
Seventy-six contagious diseases were
reported to the Seattle health authorities
during the month of April—-13 of acorle-
tinu, 14 of diphtheria and 41) of measles.
There were only four deaths during the
month as a result of these diseases. In
each instance the death was caused by
A volunteer coast guard company is
being organized at lloquiam to protect
the town in case of Spanish privateers
cruising on this coast attempting to land
for the purpose of obtaining supplies.
The movement is popular here, and promises to extend to other nearby seaport
towns and cities where there are no fortifications. The company here' will be
well armed and drilled, and will consist
of ut least 100 men.
Kev.Nathan Evans, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal church at Goldendale,
eame within one of being selected chaplain of the Washington volunteers by
Governor Rogers. The Rev. J. M. Thompson of Aberdeen, Wash., was chosen. Tlie
Rev. Mr. Evans stood second. Mr. Evans
belongs to a family of soldiers prominent
in the late rebellion.
Thc ocean trade of the port of Tacoma
during April reached thc total of $1,170,-
000 in value of exports and more than
$700,000 in imports. Fifty-three deep-sea
vessels arrived awl SI departed. Tlie
coastwise shipments of wheat were probably us heavy, if not heavier, than dining any other Apiil iu the history of the
port, reaching 132,000 bushels, valued at
$109,000, says the Ledger. Wheat shipped foreign amounted to 220,000 bushels. Coal and our shipments were also
Thore is much disappointment at New
Whatcom over tlie fact that both the military companies organized are shut out of
the first call for troops. Company E of
the national guard fully expected to get
in on the call, but has failed, as the
quota was lined by other companies before ita members had a chance to file
their claims. The company of Sons of
Veterans also expected to get in on the
call, and made strenuous efforts to do so,
but failed. If there is a second call, both
companies arc more thnn anxious to be
sent to thc front at onee.
A move is on foot to build a telephone
line connecting Albion witli Oakley, Minidoka and Kelton, and ultimately with
The quartermaster at Boise barracks
lias received information that more packers may be needed and to keep applicants
in view. If more packers are required
only experienced ones will be accepted.
Spauldiug, tlie new town at the LopWai
agency ih the Nez Perce reservation, is
to have a 100-barrel flouring mill.
The town of Weiser is to be connected
with the outer world by a long distance
telephone line.
Settlers on the northern part of the
Nez Perce reservation .-are experiencing
difficulty in determining their lines, and
the neighborhood is frequently culled
upon to settle disputes that are constantly becoming more complex and bewildering. Tlie settlers claim that the government surveyors made a mistake in their
lines. The settlera in some eases have
mado their own lines, with the result
that matters are pretty, well mixed. Some
of the over-zealous ones, finding themselves short in land by reason of their
neighbors' new survey, have stepped over
the reservation line and are encroaching
on old settled land, in order to get a full
claim. Ono fellow a few weeks ago
thought ho would get a "cinch" on his
claim by hiring help and fencing it in
in a hurry. At noon he luid about 100
rods of fence built, and went home to dinner, and as it was raining, was not in a
hurry to return. In the meantime some
of his enemies were on the alert, and
seized tho opportunity to lay the entire
fence flat on thc ground and cut the
wires. This instance has served to add
moro intensity to tlie condition of affairs,
and claims nre being watched .with vigilance, so a light is liable to occur at any
George E. Steunonborg, brother of
Governor Stounonberg, has arrived in
Uoise from Silver City, where he has heen
engaged iu mining. Mr. Steunenherg
served three years in tho United States
navy and was yeoman aboard the Boston at the time of his discharge. He will
leave for New York in a few days with
the hope of enlisting on one of thc auxiliary navy vessels.
Ed. Smith, chief clerk of the state land
board, is a member of the national guard.
He has felt it his duty to resign and go
with the boys, tlie Lewiston company.
Consequently he tendered bis resignation
to the board. While his motive was
much appreciated, the board felt that it
would be impossible to release him without causing much confusion and possible
loss, as he is the only one familiar with
the details of the state's complicated land
business. Consequently the board refused to accept the resignation.
George W. Stone ot Bean has furnished tho first wool shipment of the season.
The clip consisted of 4,000 pounds and
was consigned by the Messrs. Fraser to
Boston houses at on advance of 10 cents.
The cattle of the Bitter Robt stock
farm, numbering about 5000 head, have
been started for the range. The most
of them will be herded on the Big Horn
range during the summer.
The total bounty claims (lied with the
secretary of state during April amounted
to $0,138.60, as compared witli $0,359,
tiled for the same month last year, and
$7,11)4 filed in March of this year.
Tho Masonic club has becn organized
by the Masons of Helena. IL 8. llepner,
who originated the movement, was elected president, with Judge Cornelius Hedges, vice president; J. J. Hindson, treasurer, and H. G. Pickett, secretary. 'The
following well known Masons compose
the new club's board of managers) A. J.
Craven, E. 0. Day, W. G. Bennett, Geo.
Ar. Hays, A. 1). Edgar and George W.
Jackson. The club will occupy rooms
on the second floor of the Masonic building, it was organized for social purposes, and will, of course, strictly Masonic.
It will number 200 members within a
short time. It will have a library and
reading room and present many advantages to its membership, Plans for
its new quarters are now Vlng prepared.
Another contingent fr.»m the east has
landed at Edison anil joined the socialist
colony. This organization now has a
membership of some 400, and one of the
lenders informed the Seattle Times correspondent that he expected more people
from eastern states about the middle ol
next month.
The Grand Council of United Commercial Travelers of Utah and Montana has
been organized in Helena, the council
concluding its business this morning. It
is the first grand council of the order on
the Pacific slope. Salt Lake City was
chosen as tlie place for the next meeting,
May 26, 1809.
F. W. Blackford has turned over the
city engineer's ofiice at Butte with its
plans, maps, prints and various possessions and accumulations to F. C. Bick-
enbaugh, his successor in office. Mr.
TJickcnbaugh has for the past year been
engineer of the Montana Union railroad
and has for several years been engaged
in engineering in Montana.
Major George B. McLaughlin, formerly
Indian agent on the Blackfeet reservation, but now on the road to Alaska via
Edmonton, writes to a friend in Benton
from the Norris ranch, just north of Edmonton. He states that he is with a
party headed by a wealthy young man
from. New York, and that everything
looks favorable. They are getting ready
to leave in a few days.
Most Stirring* lllventa Have Occurred
In  That  Month.
Many of the most stirring events in
American history have occurred in April,
including the first conflicts of tho Wnr
of tlio Revolution and tlie beginning of
the War of Secession. Thc formal order
to Spain to relinquish the island of Cuba
was made on April 10, a date already
notable in our military annals.
April 18, 1775—Paul Revere's famous
midnight ride.
April 19,1775—Beginning of Revolution
by battle of Lexington.
April 11, 1783—Congress ratifies preliminary treaty of peace with Great Britain.
April 4, 1812—Congress establishes the
embargo that begins tlie war of 1812.
April 21, 1830—Santa Ana suffers his
great defeat at San Jacinto.
April 25,1840—Hostilities open between
tlio United States and Mexico.
April 12, 1801—War of the Rebellion
begun by General Beauregard firing on
Fort Sumter.
April lfl, 1801—First bloodshed of the
war, in conflict between United States
troops and mob at Baltimore.
April 10,1805—Lee surrenders to Grant
at Appomattox.
April 10, 1898—Congress of the United
Stales declares "that the people of the
island of Cuba are, and of right ought
lo be, free and independent."
WarHlilpa Tit ken L'uawareii and
Mrr-ftlcuNly Riddled—The Spantfth
Ship* nt the llottom of the Sea-
Stars and Stripes tu lie HaUed
Over   the  Philippines.
Washington, May 7.—Dewey's advices
in brief are: "The entire Spanish licet has
been destroyed, the batteries silenced, Cavite and the arsenal has been seized aud
Manila cun be taken at any hour. Not
one American killed, not ono warship
badly damaged."
The Order of Untile.
Hong Kong, May 7.—The order of battle assumed by the Spanish was with all
the small cm ft inside of Cavite harbor,
behind the timber breakwater, and the
larger ships cruising off Cavite aud Manila. No patrol was established nor was
any searchlight placed at the entrance
to the bay.
On Saturday night the American ships
crept inside the boy without being seen
until the MeCulloeh's funnel emitted a
spark. Then a few shots were exchanged
With Corregidor island, but the tleet never stopped nor slowed down opjwsitc tlie
eity until dawn. The Spanish ships then
opened fire, supported by tlie Cavite forts.
The McCulloch remained at some distance
and tlie enemy's shells passed, but did
not touch her.
The cruiser Baltimore suffered the most
of any of the American ships. Five or 10
shots took effect in her, but none of her
officers or crew were seriously hurt. Only
a few slight injuries were suffered by the
American fleet, the worst of which resulted from an explosion of ammunition
on the deck of the Baltimore. Thc other
ships of the fleet were practically unhurt.
One hundred and fifty Spaniards were
killed and many were wounded. Tlio
cruiser Reina Christina was the worst
damaged of the Spanish ships and it is
believed tlmt she was sunk. The other
ships of the Spaniards were quickly riddled by the American fire. The torpedo
boats of the Cavite forts were quickly
forced to return to that place for shelter.
The Cavite arsenal exploded and 40 Spaniards were killed. Tlie forts made a
nominal resistance. The city bat tt ery has
never capitulated and the Spaniards
ashore  are   defiant.
The Olympia Led the Squadron,
The Olympia led tlie squadron into the
boy tli rough the channel and the ileet
had passed Corregidor island before the
Spnish perceived them. A yshot was fired from the battery, to whicli the Raleigh, tho Boston and the Concord speedily retorted, and tlie battery was almost
immediately reduced to silence.  .
The squadron then slowly proceeded up
the harbor and when daylight came tlie
town of Manila was seen aliout five miles
distant, llie American ships steamed
deliberately along in front of Manila, but
without opening fire until the Spanish
cannon from the batteries around the
town began firing, and shots began to
strike the water around the squadron.
The Concord fired a few shots more or
less as she passed, but thc other ships
proceeded silently towards Cavite, When
nearing Baker bay a sudden upheaval
of the waters occurred a little distance
in front of the leading ship, and quickly
following tbis a second waterspout showed that tho Spaniards had fired a couple
of torpedoes, but their efforts to blow up
the ships were absolutely unsuccessful.
Almost immediately the guns in the Cavite battery burst into a heavy cannonading. Thc shells fell in the neighborhood
of the Olympia, but thc majority of them
fell short and were badly aimed. Thc
squadron then drew nearer in toward the
Spanish fleet nnd the battle begun in
real earnest.
Dewey Rlnked the Mined,
Tho American ships entered by tho
southern channel by Faballo and Frisle
islets, which were fortified. Commodore
Dewey resolved to risk the mines which
were supposed to block the channel. The'
island forts fired, but not together. Replying with a few shells, the squadron
proceeded without stopping or changing
its course. The order of thc vessels was
as follows: Olympia, Baltimore, Raleigh,
Concord, Boston, Petrel, McCulloch, Nan-
shan and Zeafiro, and thus they steamed
to the center of the bay.
Sought the SpnnlHh Sqnadron.
They passed before tho city, seeking
tho Spanish squadron, and found them
noar tlio entrance of Baker bay, backed
and flanked by thc Cavite fortifications,
with the two torpedo boats and four gunboats inside the mole, which served us
protection, while thc Reina Christina,
distil hi, I Ma de Cuba, Don Antonio do
Ulloa, lsla dc Luzon and the mail boat
Mindanao were drawn up outside. The
Spaniards fired the first shot, at 0000
yards, but it was Ineffective* The American ships formed in column lino and
steamed nearer, reserving their fire until
within 4000 yards. They then passed
backwards and forwards six times across
the Spaniards' front, pouring in a perfect
hail of shot and shell. Kvery shot seemed to tell. Then thc Americans retired
fast and a council of war took place.
Spiintnh In Denpcrnte Strati*.
The Spanish ships were in a desperate
condition. The Reina Christina was riddled and one of hcr steam pipes had
burst. Tho Costilla was also on fire and
both wore burned to llie water's edge.
Thc Don Antonio do Ulloa made a magnificent show of desperate bravery. With
the colors nailed to hcr mast she sank
with all hands.
Her  hull   was  riddled   but   the  guns
Were still   fired  defiantly  as  the vessel
sank beneath tho water.   A torpedo boat
tried to creep along the shore around the
offing and attack the Zcafiro, Nanshnn
and McCulloch, all non-combaUnts, but
was driven ashore and shot into bits. The
Mindano was run onto the beach and the
other small craft retired behind the mole.
FlnUhlng- Toache*.
llie largest carpet in thc world is in]    The-fight started at 5:30, was adjourn-
| Windsor castle, lwing.40 feet in breadth.' cd at 8:30 and resumed aliout noon.   The
finishing touches were given Cavite by
the Petrel and Concord. The Raleigh
grounded twice in shallow water dining
the engagement.
Invite la litter Hulii*.
Cavite is iu utter ruins and also the
surroundings, The gunboats have been
scuttled and the arsenal was on lire and
exploded, causing great mortality. The
commodore of the fleet on board the Reina Christina was wounded and her captain, lieutenant, chaplain and the midshipmen were killed by a shell striking
the bridge.
Eighty of hcr crew were killed and 00
Ou the Costilla 100 were killed and 00
Span lull  Loa-tei  Over  lOOO.
The Spanish losses aggregate more thnn
a thousand. There were no casualties
among the Americans except that six of
the Baltimore's crew were slightly wounded by one of the enemy's shells striking
u shell on the deck and exploding it.
There were three shot holes iu hcr upper
works, five iu the upper works of the
Olympia and a wholeboUt smashed nu the
Raleigh. No other damage wns done anywhere.
The disparity between tho Injury inflicted on the Spanish fleet and that sustained by the Americans is due to tho
superior guns of tlie later and thc superior marksmanship at long range.
The Manila   Ksplanade   Krupp 10-inch
guns were   fired continuously,   but   the
Americans avoided replying and the battery showed a white flag afterwards.
Capitulation   Still  lo Met (led.
The terms of capitulation are still unsettled. Commodore Dewey fears rioting
by the rebels if ho attempts a bombardment.
The forts at the entrance to the bar
capitulated and were dismantled on Wednesday. The Americans cut tlie cable,
but the Spaniards refused to permit them
to uso it pending the surrender of the
city, and it is therefore uot known what
is transpiring ou shore.
Dnpoiit   nntl   ll,»r,it-l   Hnd
With   lliitt.-rl**-,.
Wheat   Quotation!,   Woo.    Fl*jnr<*»
and tbe Price of Produce.
Following are the local quotations.
Wholesale prices are given unless other
wise quoted:
Wheat   at   the    warehouse—Country
points:    Club, bulk, 80c,   sacked    82c
bluestem,  bulk, 83c,  sacked    85e.      'At
Spokane:    Club, bulk, 81c, sacked 82c;
bluestcm, bulk, 84c, sacked 8flc.
Oats—At Spokane, f. o. b., 20c.
Rye—Country points, f. o. b., 86@70c
per cwt.
Flour—Per barrel, $4.
Hay—Timothy, $D.60@10 per ton;
wheat hay, $8; alfalfa, $0.
Eggs—Ranch, $4.26@4,75,
Wool—Fine medium, 6@7o per lb; medium, 6@0e per lb.
Produce—Fancy creamery butter, 40
and 001b tubs, 21c per lb; 5, 10 and 21) II,
tubs, 22u; prints, 22c; California butter,
2fl@20o lb; country butter in rolls, 20®
2.')c per lb; cooking butter, llie; eastern
creamery, prints, 23c; cheese, twin, full
ordain, 18@14c* cheese, twin, skim milk,
DH@10o| ranch eggs, $4@4.25| honey,
white comb, 131(3* 14c; fancy, 15c per tb.
Vegetables—Potatoes, 30@32c per cwt;
cabbage, 75c per cwt; turnips, 75c per
cwt; beets, 75c per cwt; onions. $1.50(3*
1.75 per cwt; beans, 1JOI j per lb; squash.
$1.10 per dozen.
Poultry—Chickens, live weight, 9@10c
per lb; dressed, ll@12c; turkeys, live, 11
@12c; dressed, 12(§13c; ducks, live, 10c;
dressed, ll@12c per lb; geese, live, 10@
lie; dressed, 12@12}c.
Meats—Beef cows, live, $3@3.25 per
cwt; dressed, $0@0.60; steers, live, $3.25
@3.50; dressed, $8®8.50; hogs, live, $5.75
@B* dressed, $7<§7.50; mutton, live, 4@
■IJc per lh; lamb, 12J.*, wholesale.
Portland, May 0.—Wheal—Walla Walla, 00c; valley, 08c; bluestem, $1 per
Tacoma, Hay 0.—Silver   bars,    55Jc;
Mexican dollars, 40}®4lljc.
Bar silver, GOJe.
San Francisco, May 2.—Silver bara
56Jc; Mexican dollars, ■l(i(*-*!*l.>Ac.
Lake copper—Quiet; brokers', $12.
Lead—Quiet; brokers', $3.50.
Key West, May 7.—The torpedo boat
Dupont came in tonight and reported a
sharp engagement off Matanzas lust night
and this morning. The Dupont and auxiliary cruiser Hornet were cruising near
the shore last night and when alKiut (100
yards from land, were fired upon by a
body of cavalry about 200 strong which
was spread along the shore on the lookout for filibustering. According to the
Dupont's slory both vessels returned thc
fire, scattering the Spanish troops .and
then bombarded the Matanzas fortifications. There wen. in the ilalm-o of oanA
blockhouses, nine in number. The bombardment lasted from 4 o'clock to 5:30
The llupont men say that their -shells
toppled over the barricades in course of
erection and they are sure that many of
Die Spanish soldiers were killed as they
afterwards saw wagons taking away dead
or wounded. The survivors lied to the
This morning the Matanzas fortifieu
tions opened fire, sending three 8-inch
shells at the Dupont and Hornet. They
were linesbots but the boats were out of
range. The Dupont and Hornet then resumed the bombardment and continued
it until 8:30 o'clock. The Dupont men
think they have effectually silenced what
tlie big fleet left of the fortifications there
and that in the two engagements the
boate fired about 200 shots.
The ViekMbiirif aud the Cutter Morrill Lured Ity a ( uiiiiIiik Hull —
Shore Hatterle* Found the Range
uud   Nearly  Sunk  the   Hold   Ship*
 Spaniard*    Sent     Out    a    Sum 11
repeatedly. The Vieksburg Bred repeat'
edly shots from her six-pounder. Tiie
Spaniards continued to lire shot aud shell
for 2ii minutes, but the shots were ineffective. Some uf them were so wild
that they aroused tlie American jackies
tu jeers. The Spaniards only ceased tiring when the .Morrill and Vieksburg were
completely out of range. If all the Spaniard gunners had heen suffering from
strabismus their practice could not have
becn worse.
Key West, Flo., May 8.-Only poor
marksmanship on the part of the span
lords saved the Vieksburg and the cutter Morrill from destruction in Havana
harbor yesterday muni ing. For over
half an hour they were under the fire of
the guns of the Santa Clara water batteries but both escaped without material injury, although shrapnel from
eight inch guns exploded all about Ihem
and both mav show Ulii scars of the
Spanish luilIeK The wily Spaniards
had arranged a trap to send a couple of
our ships to the bottom. They bailed
it as a man would bait a trap.
A small schooner was sent out from
Havana harbor shortly beforo daylight
yesterday morning to draw some of the
Americans into the ambuscade. The ruse
uoiked like a charm. The Vieksburg
and thc Morrill, in the heat of the chase
and in their contempt for Spanish gunnery, walked straight into the trap that
had been set for thein. Had the Spaniards possessed their souls iu patience
but five minutes longer not even the bad
gun practice would have saved our ships
and this morning two more of our vessels
would lie at the bottom within two
lengths of thc Maine.
It Doe* Not Deal With THohc la New
York,  However.
"What in thc world are they fighting
about, anyway?" asked a young girl in
an Atlanta store Saturday morning.
"For liberty, my dear child," replied a
companion, with an air of superiority.
"Our country must not be insulted by
the Italians."
"1 thought it was the Spaniards," mildly protested  tlie first speaker.
"Well, they are all tlue same. It makes
no difference who it ia we are fighting;
it is thc principle of thc thing we are
"lias anybody been shot yet?" asked
the first speaker.
"I really didn't read the news clearly
this morning,"  was  the  reply.
Then they turned their attention to
tlie bargain counter, and the war was totally forgotten.—Atlanta Constitution.
Efforts to Have the President Accept
Three lleu;lme.nl».
Chicago, May 7.—An Irish brigade of
three fully recruited regiments or Irishmen) it 1b announced today will be offered
to the president early next week. The
chief executive will be asked to appoint
as the brigadier general an Irish genera]
from the regular army. Those regiments
are stationed in three cities—Chicago.
Boston aud New York. Concerted action
has been effected through letters and tel
"Cgrams among iheir commanders. With
favorable action at Washington the Irish
brigade of the United States army will
consist of tbc Clan Nn Gael Guards of
this city, the Hibernian littles of Boston
and tho Irish American Military Union
of New York.
Killed Hliimclf to livable  Prison.
Bay City, Mich., May O.-Chos. (ilaz-
er, ex-comptroller of West Ihiy City, shot
himself through the breast today and
died almost immediately. He -was to have
been tried today for forgery and embezzlement.
Suffocated hy Flre.
Seneca, N. Y\, May 0.—Mrs. Fred Tlabe!
and two children were suffocated by fire
at  their  home here  today.
Within tlie Antarctic circle there has
never been" *oimd a flowering plant.
Mexico denotes thc place or seat of
Mexitti, 1ty> ARtecgnd of war.
Lured the WnrMhlpn In,
Friday evening the Vieksburg and
Morrill, cruising to the west of Motto
castle, wero fired upon by the big guns
of tlie Oojlinar batteries. Two shots
were fired at the Vieksburg and une at
the Morrill. Both vessels, without returning the fire, steamed out of range.
But yesterday morning the Spaniards
had better luck, 'llie schooner they hail
sent out before daylight ran off to the
eastward, hugging the shore and with
the wind on hcr starboard quarter, Aboul
three miles east of the entrance of the
harbor she came over on the port tack.
A haze fringed the horizon and she was
not discovered until three miles off
shore, when the Mayflower made her out
and signalled the Morrill and Vieksburg.
Captain Smith of the Morrill and Commander Tilly of the Vieksburg immediately slapped on all steam and started in
pursuit. The schooner instantly put
nbout and van for Mono castle before
the wind. In doing so she would, according to the wcJi-Ci.Hu-civcu Spanish
plot, lead the two American warships directly under tlie guns of tlie Santa Clara battery. These works are a short
mile west of Mono and are a part of
the harbor defenses. There arc two batteries, one at the shore, which has been
recently thrown up, of sand and mortar,
with wide embrasures for eight-inch
guns; the other is on a rocky eminence
which juts out into the g^ilf at this
point. Thc upper battery mounts modern 10-inch and 12-inch Krupp guns behind a six-foot stone parapet, in front
of which arc 20 feet of earthworks and a
belting of  railroad  iron.      This  battery
considered the most formidable of Ha
na's defenses except Mono castle. It
is masked and has not been absolutely located by the American warships. It is
probably due to the fact that the Span
lords did not desire to expose its position that thc Vieksburg and Morrill are
now afloat.
Into  the Harbor  After Her,
Thc Morrill and Vieksburg were about
six miles from thc schooner when the
chose began. They steamed after hcr
at full speed, the Morrill leading until
within a mile, and a half of the Santa
Clara batteries. Commander Smith of
thc Vieksburg was thc first to realize
the danger into which the reckless pursuit had led them. He concluded it was
time to halt and sent a shot across the
bow of the schooner. Thc Spaniard in
stoutly brought his vessel about, but
while she was still rolling in the trough
of the sea with hcr sails Happing, an
eight-inch shrapnel shell eame hurling
through the uir from thc water battery,
a mile and a half awoy.
It passed over tlie Morrill between the
pilot house and smokestack and exploded
less than 50 feet on the port quarter.
The small shot rattled against hcr side.
It was a dose call. Two more sheds
followed iu quick succession, both
shrapnel. One burst close under tho
starboard quarter, filling the engine
room with the smoke of the explosion of
thc shell and the other, like tho first.
passed ovcr and exploded just beyond.
Spiinlnrdn    Hnd    the    limine.
The Spanish gunners hod tho range
and their time fuses were accurately set.
The crews of both ships were ut their
guns. Lieutenant Craig, who wos in
charge of the bow four-Inch rapid fire
gun of thc Morrill, asked for and obtain
cd permission to return the fire. At the
first shot tlio Vieksburg, which wns in
the wake of the Morrill, slightly in shore,
sheered off and passed to windward under tho Morrill's stern. In the meantime Captain Smith also put his helm to
port, and was none loo soon, for as the
Morrill slood oft" a solid eight-inch shot
grazed hor starhard quarter and kicked
up tons of wuter as il struck a wave 10(1
yards beyond. Captain Smith said .if
terwarils thnt this was undoubtedly an
eight-Inch armor-piercing projectile, and
lhat it would havo passed through the
Morrill's boilers had she not changed
hor course.
All the guns of tho walcr battery woro
now at work. Ono of them cut thc Jacob ladder of tho Vieksburg adrift, and
another carried  away  a   portion of the
Fire Win* Returned.
As the Morrill and the Vieksburg
steamed away their aft guns wore used,
but only a few shots were fired, The
Morrill's six-inch gun was elevated for
4000  yards  ond   struck   the  earthworks
'l'he  People  Are  ll iivt I in k   nnd   Flu/lit-
1"k -tifcutnrit the Government.
Madrid. May 0, Disorder in the Spanish provinces is increasing. Riots have
now broken out at Cadiz and Alicante
and tlio trouble is expected to spread to
parts of the country which have hitherto
been quiet.
At Mart os, men. women and children
have been pa rail iug the streets crying
"Death   to   the   thieves!'
Serious rioting occurred at Linares yesterday. The mobs attacked the town
hall, tore out the windows and threw
everything movable into the streets.
Conflict between the civil guards and
rioters resulted, it is said, in the death
of 14 people, IK) wounded. Itenfoivenieiits
were asked for.
Later the mob mado anothei- attack on
the town hall and routed tho civil guards
Thc rioters were well supplied with ammunition and kept up a hot lire, at thc
same time yelling "Down with taxes!"
Serious disorders occurred at Hi onus,
at which place thc village priest was
stoned to death. Thc latest report says
the lighting is still In progress.
The political situation here is unchanged'. Everybody appears loath to assume the responsibilities of assuming office under  the existing conditon  of af*
It is announced that tho cabinet ministers havo placed their portfolios in the
hands uf Bagasta with a view to the
probable reconstruction of the ministry.
Crimes and < i-tr.millira lu All Land*—
l'u ruuni|>tiB Ahout Prominent
Periuni- llu»lne*n Condition* lu
Brief- Peculiar lucldenU He-
curded  hy   Unnj  Observers.
It ni I ii >      Foreman      Makes     Rodent*
■Tie-mi    flou/Ked   Sewer   ripen.
Tom Maguire is a genius. Ile is yard
foreman at the Laclede Gas Company's
plant. A sewer pipe leading from one
of tlie buildings to the river bank, UK)
feet away, became clogged. Thc pipe was
sixteen feet below the surface. Maguire
hud been thinking about a plan for several days. One night he caught two big
gray rats, and these he determined to
pul into the sewer. They were taken to
the mouth of the rivor at the river bank
closed securely behind them, leaving the
animals with only one chance of life. That
was to go straight ahead. And Ihey did
Several more ruts wore caught nnd turned
into the sewer, until n dozen were gnawing away at tho pipe. The morning aftor the last detachment joined the main
army water began to trickle from tho
pipe. Iron rods and steam were applied.
In ten minutes tho sower was clear.—St.
Louis Post-Dispatch.
Int* ll    111    II
il it'll III ellI
I'errllile   Pre-
Mulberry, Ark., May 7.—litis town te
in a furore of excitement tonlghi on no-
count of the high wuter. In every direction for miles last night could be
heard the screaming of women und children who were clinging to limbs, trees
and houses. Many of tho citizens have
been building boats nnd arc rescuing persons from the rivor bottoms. Many aro
missing, and no estimate can be made of
the number lost or drowned. The sight
is heartrending. Thc water was never
known to be so high. Many houses that
have stood for years have been washed
away. Water was bucked over tho rail
road track three miles from lhe river,
and is still rising.
X. M. Flu miner, a hank cashier of
Scran ton, Miss,, shut himself, and his wife
took morphine, the result of domestic
troubles.    Pluminer died  instantly, and
his wife can not recover.
Dr. Mavrogenis, of Athens, is the lost
survivor of the men who fought in the
Greek war of Independence. He is loo
yours (dd, and lives with a sister ten
years older than himself,
At Tampa, Kla., fifteen Cuban physic
inns have entered the service of the United States. They aro regarded as specialists iii Cuban diseases, and will accompany the invading army.
Tlie mining of New York harbor is almost completed. Only one pilot boat is
to bc used hereafter, iu order that incoming vessels may have plenty of room iu
passing through the mine fields.
Thc young king of Spain, according to
tlie constitution of thai country, will be
of age on May 12, 1002, when he is lfl
years old.
Thirty Texas frontiersmen are on the
way to Atlanta, Go,, to serve as scouts
in Cuba. Thoy arc "dead shots'' and
speak Spanish fluently,
At Middletown, N. Y., a committee of
200 prominent citizens has boon formed
to take care of the families of those who
have volunteered to go lo war.
The government hus again warned pilots thai there is danger from mines located in Xew York harbor. II is also threatened to fire upon vessels outside the
It is reported thnt 0000 out of 7000
mules recently sent from thc United
States to Cuba for the Spanish army
have died on account of the sudden
change of the climate.
Maine's oldest volunteer to tight Spain
is ex-Governor Garcelon, aged SO. lie
served Uncle Sam through one war, und
he wus then, thirty-seven years ago,
ovor the exempted age.
Cramps' shipyard, Philadelphia, which
has been closed to the public since tho
publico t ion of the President's message,
will not Open its gates when the battle-
ship Alabama is launched this week.
Tho Now York assembly has passed a
bill, which hns been signed by the governor, and is now a law of tho state, compelling school districts to supply schools
vvh'.-ii mud i.p displayed dur-
With  On
Troopn     Will    Leave    Cunip    Hoverx
Hefore ThurMdny.
Washington. Mny 7.-- Washington will
be called upon for one battalion of 400
men to bo sent tn tho Philippines. Idaho
will contribute the same number, beside?-
Shoup's rangers of Salmon City. Tin
governors w ill probably designate the
companies to go, It is Intended to mobil
ize 5000 men in San Francisco next
Thursday, half of thorn regulars, includ
ing thc two troops at Kurt Walla Wall.!
Nomination!   by   the   Prenldent.
Washington, May 0.—The president to
day sent these nominations to the sen
Navy- Charles II, Allen. Masacluisetts
to be assistant secretary  of the navy.
Treasury First Assistant ESngineei
James H. Chalker, New Jersey, to bi
chief engineer of tho revenue cutter ser
There is considerable conjecture on tho
pari of Ruropean politicians as to future
legislation in Denmark. Tho radical
Loft, which corresponds with the peoples'
party in this country, leaving out the fi
nancial question, hns a big majority ovei
lho conservatives, inoderatists, and so"-
lallsts, but in the lute election tho radical
party displayed considerable friendship
toward thc socialists, making no contests
against tho lattor iu 22 districts. The
ConHciTOtives wore nearly wiped out, the
moderates lost two seats, the socialist6
gained three and tho radicals eight seats.
It is probable that considerable progressive legislation will bo enacted during tho
next year or (wo, and the political battles of the future in Denmark will bo be
tween lhe radicals and (he socialists.
It has boon discovered that tho native
chiefs of Africa, in the diamond regions
havo groat quantities of valuable die
monds, which were accumulated year*
:igo. They treasure them as charms, ond
are unwilling to sell  Ihem.
iiuol hours.
The now war loan of tho government
for $500,00, a .'» per cent, to lie offered
to tho people of this country exclusively,
will be issued at par through the post
offices and the national hanks, and will
be in denominations of $50 to $1000.
The president has thanked Miss Helen
Gould for her oiler of $100,000 to the
government, but wrote that it could not
bo accepted without a special act of
congress. He said that if the money woro
applied to the purchase of a ship for the
navy the vessel could be accepted.
lu the United States senate there ore
twelve senators who served in the union
army and twelve who served in the con
federate army. In the house there nn:
■">? representatives who served in the union army and ;>0 who arc ex-confederates.
The regiment of Arizona cowboys of
which "Teddy" Roosevelt, assistant secretary of the navy, is to be lieutenant colonel, has been nicknamed "Teddy's Terrors." They will require no '■seasoning,"
and will lie ready to start for Cuba thc
day   thoy  arc mustered  into  service.
General Schofield, president of lhe National Volunteer Reserves, says that or-
conization is assuming Immense proportions.
The supremo court of Illinois holds that
the apportionment bill passed recently by
the legislature is unconstitutional.
The states uf Pennsylvania, New York.
Illinois nud Alabama hnve more population thun Spain, and vastly more wealth.
Japan iu point of population ranks
sixth among the nations, being surpassed
only by China. India, Russia, the United
States and Germany,
The gills of the graduating class of
the high school of Reading, Pa-, have resolved to dross in rod, white and blue on
'ommenreiiieiit  day.
A twelve-story hotel is soon to bo built
in New York, It will cover an entire
block and cost 4,000,000. It will furnish
parlor, bed room and bath for $1 a day.
Thc patriotic women of St. Joseph,
Mo., are engaged in making two hnnd
-oiue silk flags, which they will present
io thc militia companies of that place.
No. man has boen permitted to contribute
i cent toward the cost.
Major General G. M. Dodge bus Wn
tendered by tho president und declined
ho position of senior major general and
•ommander of lhe First Army Corps. Ho
vas compelled to decline the appointment
m account of failing health.
A cablegram from London says that
Lhe British farmer is looking forward to
huge profits from our wor with Spain.
''Wheat bus been selling for the past
lew days at from $10 to $12.60 per quarter, whilo iu the corresponding week of
IS07 the price wns about $5 por (punter.
England is overwhelmed by tho groat
victory won by Dewey nt Manila. His
luring, coolness and skill hnve surprised
tho entire world. Dispatches from London say that all Europe is amazed and
thrilled with wonder and admiration at
the brillant achievements of our gallant
commander and  his dauntless  followers.
Missouri has more chickens than any
other stato in the union. In IK0O. when
the latest United Slates census was taken, the chicken population amounted to
23,000,000, and there were more than 2,-
000,000 fowls of other varieties. The
product in eggs for that yoar was G:(.-
000.000 dozen, valued at about $5,000,.
THE MISER la printed on Saturday., aa-1 will
* bcii.iiy<: t.t H!iy HiMre-is!*' Canada or the
United States for one year on receipt ol two
dollar*.,  dingle copies Ave centa.
rate o: ,- per column tqcb -per month.
' therateol 15 cenu per nonpareil line firat
InHe.ti'.n. Advertliementi running Ior a
shorter period than three month, ore classed
OORRBBPONDENCK ton,,   overy   pari  oi   the
' Vtih* "jislrfet and communication, upon live
topic,  ahv.iys   acceptable,  Bond in your
news while it I. fresh, tout we will ■!<   the
joii f'ltlNTIN*- tnrnedout in firat-clau n,lent the ihorte.1 nolice.
: Ire*  P. II. McCAnTEtt.il BON,
Ci . ND V IBKS, B. tl.
pet riding horse which has been running
ment, and at a largely attended meeting < a( ,arge a[. spring-
beld in tbat city on Saturday evening,! JJr Chris-*e| after a thorough examin-
April 2c;th, strong resolutions were , (i()n „preMed the belief that its a gen
unanimously passed condemning the K^ case of K|anders* and steps were
bill. During the discussion sumo very | immediate]v takcn t0 place 'he animil
interesting statistics, showin*; the com- j under qliaranljnei untii 5uch times ae it
parative number oi electors wbo return j js fuUjf demollslatcd that there is no
members in various parts of the pro-; question as ,0 the nalur0 0f the disease,
vince, was brought out. It -.-as PO-nted The first intimation Mrs. Mitchell bad
out how on the mainland it required an , tha, |be horse was sick wgJ aboul ten
average of 787 volors to return one ; days agQ and he wa5 jmmedialeiv taken
member and on lhe 1 land only 463 ! off thc ra„.,c and placcd in the stable in
votes for each individual "■"■*"----• ; the rear of Uic Miner office where he is
Why one vote on the island is e.qual to
two mainland vote-*, is a nut wo would
like to have th? Victoria Colonist cr:*.ck
Stockholder's Meeting.
at present isolated.
."arson Lodge I. O. 0. f-\ No. 37.
1 'r\ r\ tr  Sieets kverv ua'tuhday
I, U. v.;. r. evening »i •■ n'clooK In Iheir
hall at Canon. B (I. A "'■;„', ..v i.tUiyn-x-
0 nded loall loioui nlng brethren.
P. II   NELSON,  N. ti
Wm. M. Olibk, tt, 8.
With tbis issue the Miner etas
npo.i ils third yea.'. Wc hive 11) prom-
ses lo make for the future excepting
that it will always "" found in the front
ranks pioclaiming the resources oi the
Kettle River r.ntl llound.iry country and
' '.r.tnu I'orks in particular.
The one great desire of the publish-
ers o( the MINER is to have every section of tlie Boundary country represented i:i its columns each week, and
with that end In view solicits Ihe cooperation ot thoso interested m different p;.rts of the district. While we aie
publishing a paper at Orand Fork-, we
ate not liyd ti, any particular section,
und columns of the Miner will always
be fou*;>! open for news items from any
point from Cascade Oity la Pentieton.
Prcspoctois, -..liners and others can do
much toward advertising the district by
sending to the publishers of the local
papers any information concerning Ibe
development of lhe country, of strikes
being made, etc. All these go to make
up a readable paper, and there is no
better method to advertise the resources
bf any section than short spicy news
'.terns from lhat locality. Let the world
know that you are on top of earth and
somebody will look you up.
Thanking the people of the Boundary
country for t/.c patronage in the past,
tve hope to merit a coi.linuance cf tie
same, by keeping in the middle of tbe
read and pushing to the front.
After explaining the great benefi1
that tlie construction of a railway from
some point on the co^st to Teslin, and
Juaising tlie government for its enterprise and push for furthering a proposition whereby $160,000 of the peoples
.iijiiyy iy to be given f^-r the construction of the aforesaid road, in order that
Victoria and Vancouver can control the
Yukon trade, the Colorist sets up tbe
following wail:
"Some ot tho mainland papers seem
:o take it for granted that lhe Kootenay
tnembers will oppose this measure. But
why should they do so? Kootenay ought
to be above the nirrow sectionalism
ivitich opposes everything that is not of
ah immediate local advantage. Kootenay is well provided for in the mailer
of railways, existing and prospective.
It will need other roads in the lulure
and will ask the rest of the province to
help in securing them. Her representative will assume a serious responsibility
'f tbey antagonize this project for the
development of the northern part of the
province and the promotion of the trade
bf the coast cities unless they can assign some much better reason ior so doing than the Kootenay papers have advanced. The objections taken by the
Kootenay press lo provincial aid to this
railway are of a purely sectional kind.
We ask the representatives of that part
of the province if they think it would
be wise to inaugurate a new sectional*
ism by opposing a project which lhe
Coast desires, and opposing it for no bet*
ter reason thun that it is a Coast enter
prise. We do not wish to be understood
its .making any threat as to future legislation for'notbing-is further frcm our
thoughts. All we desire to point out to
the Kootenay members is that it is not
desirable for a section of the province,
for which so much has been dono, to
take the sectional view of great public
undertakings. Rather the broad view of
ill such questions would be expected
from those who are entitled to speak for
that important portion of the province."
The old saying "that chickens come
iionie to roost," is very forcibly illustrated in this case. It is only a s(io,t
time since the Colonist, backed up by
ihe people of Victoria and Vancouver,
Was doing everything in its power to
keep the Kettle River Valley railway
(rom securing a charter to build a line
Into ihe Boundary country for no other
reason than sectionalism. Now, when
the mainland papers are getting back
at them, for their "dog in the manger"
policy, they set up a howl. "Consis-
ienc*y thou art a jewel." In defeating
the Corbin chatter the coast cities and
thc government have stirred up a hornet's rest that will prove very troublesome, and if some oi the hornets don't
get in the seals of some of their panls,
we miss our guess.
"MR. CORBIN toll a Spokane paper
that he was going to get into the Boundary Creek country, and was perfecting
bis plans to begin work at once. He
will build westward through the Colville
reservation Washington, and ruii a
branch liio nonh tu Ihe international
boundary. This shows lhe importance
of getting the V. V. & E. road under
way at tue earliest possible day, so that
the enterprising SpoksnQ man may not
be lirst in tlie lield.—Victoria Colonist.
Executor's Notice toCreditors
Notice is iiekehv ruvKN that the
•/5SH5JaSSu-%™SJ.a! GRAND forks
mitod Liability
cdrettiry of the
Will he held at the olliee ol the t
Company, at
Grand Forks, B. C, Monday, the 23rd
day of May, 1898,
at tlie hour of two o'clock p. ni., for the follow-
(a) To ratify an option recently given fair the
Bale of the unsold city lots belonging to thc complin £
(b) To elect officers for the coming year.
(c) To net; ou such other business as may
como before thc meeting.
(McGill Univ.)
Coroner for Oraud ForkB Mining Division
ol Yale District.
OFFICE :-JubilceHospital, Grand Forks, B. C.
Provii$i$l Land Surveyor
And Civil Engineer.
Office, Midway, a. c.
Associate  Member Canadian
Society  ol civil Engineers.
We bave several nice dwellings to sell cheap.
We have applications for a number of Dwellings to rent,
If you have anything to rent or sell Come in and have it listed,
Rents and other collections given prompt attention.
jWOHIcs— Next Door West of Postoffcejt.**
mikamavtxsa.\ i   i im inn ■ i iiiin^—n^w—mii——
PURSUANT to thc "
«        Act,"   notice  is
This .5 the first time in thc'nis'oiy of
(irand Forks that there was not two
people in town that Hunted thc same
fnif-tecs and Esccntors
hereby given   tlmt  till
Creditors' and others   having  claims or <le-
mands against tho estate of Thomas Capsey,
I late Grand Prairie, in theCountyofyftlo,R*ttcfl-
i cr.  deceased 'Who  died  on the 3rd day of
•April 1869. and of whose last will nnrl Testa-
■ ment probate was granted to Leonunl Vonghan
i ami .John McLaren, of Grand Prairie, aforesaid,
and James Scale, of Nelson, Wash , aforesaid,
the executors therein named, on the9tbday oi
May, I8P81 ere required to sen a full particulars
of sucli claims or demands duly verified to llie
snid executor, io tlm address of if. s. Cayley,
solicitor,Grand forks, B.C., on or before the
13th day of June, 1898.
All persons oVing the Bald estate «-*e required to pay their indebtedness forthwith.
And notice is hereby given that nfter such
lust mentioned dute the executors wiil proceed to distribute the assets oi tho said estate
amongst the partial entitled thereto, having
regard onlrto tnooiaimaor demands of which
; theriiild executors or their solicitor Hlial! then
have notice, and that the said executors wUJ
not be liable for the assets or any part therefore 10 distributed to any person of whoso
elaim or demand he Ahull then have liad notice.
II. 8, (.'AYI.KY,
Solicitor fortexecutors,Grand Forks.
Dated this IS til dny of Mav, 1H9H.
Date of first pilMicntloti, Mav illh, ISIIS.
Date of last publication ■ June-ith, 189&
NOTICE IS HKRKBV GIV»N thnt the court
of revision for the purpose of hearing all
complaints against the assessment for the year
1898 OS made by the assessor of the City of
Grand Korku, II. C, will bc held nt the couucii
chamber in the-City of -Jrand Forks ou
Tuesday, the 31 of Mary, A. D., 1898
at two o'clock p.   tn.
Fred Wou.ahton, City Clerk.
Oity Clerk's office, Grand Forks, April 28,1698.
K IS   NOTICE  that   the general   annual
meeting of  the  shareholders of   tbe
"Pathfinder Mining) Reduction nnd fn*
siineiit Company, Limited Liability, for the
lection of directors and   the transaction of
The  German  desire to   possess   tbe
whole of Shan tang has been finally ex-
I la!ned.   This le ihe province famed all 1
over i.hina lor \-s dog hams, and there i
will now bfi a boom in tho German saus-
age market.
9 <9  e
'    Those who persist in  ashing for war j
news from tbe Seat ot War, might re-
j member that this Spanish-American un-  bUBj,
i pkasantness resembles Dr. Stanley  R.  sale	
1 B. Smith's aldermaticaspirations, in thut! ?vHJh1°rI*1 ng of ^6-.dAlcct°™ *9.dtapo« °f "'"
dnys nfter date 1 Intend to apply to the
Chief CommlSKloiicr of LandR unci Works for
permission to purchase the following described
land tdliiatoin the distrlot Of Yule iiiid Ivli-K
between tho Kettlo river where it skirts the
south bouudary of Lot Till aud the Interna-
tionnl lioundary Line and more particularly
described as:—Commencing at a post morkpd
"0. K. Milbourne's N. K. corner and inltlul
post" and iiiiiiiin*; thunce tiouth 10 chains,
thence west 80 chains, theooe North to Kettle
river, thence east following Kettlo river to initial post, containing860acres more or lens.
Dated at Grand Forks, B. 0, March 31st, 1808.
Date of first publication, April 2. 1808.
Date of last publication, June 1th, 1808.
Solicitor, Etc.,
Officii, Main Street,    -   GRAND FORM, B. B.
Provincial Land Surveyor.
Civil Engineer, Etc.
Now that Corbin Has Got His Chartere Everyone Wants A New Suit of Clothes.
We are Offering this week a fine line of
Barber Shop.
Centrally Looated.   All Work Gauranteed to bo
First-Class in every Respect.
general business, will taitc plaoo at tlie liea.l
otiii-e ol tliu company, at Grand Forks, II. c.,
at the liourol 12 M, on
Saturday, June ISth, 1898,
and take notleo tliat at *meh moeting, special
willbe transacted with referonco to a
il the I'athfimlcr niiiicrul claim an.l thc
it bas no seat.
•   00
As a catcher of cargoes of fish ard
pickers-up of bananas by the boat load,
•he United Stales navcy is equalled by
and excelled by none. The t uimplis of
the navy daily replenish Uncle Sam's
stores o' fiuU and fish.
r any part ol the assets ol thc company.
! [inl'.jtl Signed, FRANK Sbahs, Scc'y.
I    Dated at Grand Forks, May 12th, 1808.
After  spending   $75,000,000
on the
Trans Siberian railway, it is claimed
tbat Russia will own the whole property. Q-tile different here. Aftorspend-
in-f nearly that amount on the Canadian
Pacific railway, poor Canada does not
even own its own parliament.
• »   0
Spiin  in its hurry  to  pick a quarrel
1 with Great Britian  over  tho  protection
of the Chinese in Manila, has  evidently
! awakened to the fact that it is now  in
! need ot a little protection herself.
Another example rf the unconscious
, satire of coroner's jti'ies is K"i"K 'he
j rounds of the pres■*. Deceased died "on
j his wav home after consulting a special-
! ist." An inquest wns held, and a verdict returned of "death by natural
j causes."
• •   •
The decoration of the water carts of
, Lowell with patent medicine tidvertise-
• menrs was tne idunaation ror the following bit of wit from an innocent Irishman from the rural districts, "Faith,
it's no wonder Lowell is healthy, whin
they water the streets with Sarsaspa-
• 00
The people of Grand*Forks should re-
'joicc, for at last tbey bave one White
J (man) in the council.
e •  9
It is lo be hoped  that daikness will
not enshroud the meetings of  ihe  pies-
; ent council, even if it has a (K)night in
f*, v.' *•>•■-••.;.-'-*-,-'•■ :-*i**. -5
/ .t-y*...^'.;A'u.Aiu:, ',-■*?%
yjCt'ORIA, by the Grace ol (io.l, of tl.e L'nited
Kingdom    of  Great  Britain   and' Ireland.
QUEEN. Defender ofthe Faith, 4e., &e., &<:■
To all to Whom these  Present Shall
D. II. EnMTS, 1 TYrl"-1.!"-**.31" and by 1
iVttornoy Qoner-J  Vv    ***-*n t ot the "ttm
al. )   "     forks City Act, is;
Laid up tor Repairs.
'    "Mr. W. A. Corbett of Summit   camp,
; last week met with an  accident which
' disabled him and will probably prevent
his doing any propecting or other  work
for several weeks.   Intending to take a
j trip to the Similkameen bo was on his
I way down t.. Boundary  Creek with  his
\ prospecting ou'fit.   Between the Emma
; cabin and Eholt creek bis horse fell, at
[ one of the bad places   that  just  now
I make travelling unsafe over the newly
I graded road lo tbe B. C. mine.   Jt   is
stated    that    although    he    esdaped
I without broken bones,  Mr. Corbett re-
; ceived the injuries to his log which ne-
| cessitated bis going to the Greenwood
hospilal for treatment."—Midway   Advance.
. 1808,"
it ls provided that "there sliall be a
special election held as soon as possible
after • tbe coining Into eli'ect ol thiy
Act, updn n date to i.e fixed by Proclma-
tion of tlie Lleiitenaiit-Governi.r, of a Mayor
nnd Aldermen for stn-ii City, ivho simll hold
olil.c until the next annual election in'tlie
month of January, 1892, an.l until ins successor,
or a majority of their surecssora, have been
BWOrtl In, unless he or tbey shall die, or resign
-ir become disqualified"
And wiicrcasOur said Lieulcnant-Govornor,
by.und Willi thc advice and consent ol the E.xC-
I clltive Council of Our said Province, has lixed
]   ..■   ...   ......   .....  »«.,,   ,1„,.   ..,   ,,..;..   I.jliW,   ,.,,.|   l'.id..y,
the i.-nhday of .May, is:i8, ils the respective dates
nl nomination and polling for tlie said election
I    NOW KNOW YE, that. By and with the advice
of Our Executive Council of Our said Province
of British Columbia, We do, by this Koval  Pro
clainatlon, declare Hint the nomination of May-
..rand Alderman of paid Citv of Grand Forks
shnll be held on Tuesday, tbc lOtli dav of May
next, and tliat the polling, if uny, Bhall take
place 011 Friday, the 18th day of May, 1898, at
such times and places as may be provided by
I.v  Testimony Wiiehsof, We have caused
these Our Letters to be made Patent,' and
the Qreat Seal of the Said Province lo lie
hereunto affixed:   Witness, the Honourable  THOMAS   It.   ftlelKN-SS,   Lieutenant-
Governor of Our Bsid Province of  liritish
Ci/lumbiil, this twenty-sixth day ol April,
in tlie year of our Lord one thousand eight
hundred nud ninoty-ei-tht, aud in the
Bixty-ilrst year of Our Iteigli.
By Command.
Provincial Secretary.
"Thr government ban decided to increase the membership of the legislature
10 thirty-eight, by creating the district
of Slocan Into a Csinsti'uoncy," says the
Victoria Colonist, "This is done by
taking the Duncan Lake country away
from the Revelstoke district, and that
part of the Nelson district lying north
of lhe Kootenaiy river and west of the
arm of the lake and Pilot bay and com
bining them to form a new district. This
adds three members to the representa
fion of Kootenay. We are glad that the
government has been ablo to see ils
way clear td comply with the wishes of
Kootenay in this matter." Now, if they
would just awaken to the fact that the
Boundary country was entitled to a
member, the people of this section
•vould say, "well' done, thou good and
faithful servant."
Vancouver ob-ect*; to the redistribu-
!io«i bill as-banded down by the govern-
An Old Timer Gone.
The sad intelligence of the death of
[nines McConnell, which occured at the
Greenwood hospital last Saturday,
reached this city on Monday and was a
surp ise to his numerous friends in this
vicinity. The deceased was 67 years old
and one of the oldest pioneers of the Kettle River district, having settled here
some 30 years ago. Mr. McConnel was
the original locator cf the site on which
Grand Forks is situated, and has an extensive acquaintance throughout Grand
Prairie. The last tribute of respect was
paid to his memory last Monday, when
the deceased was interred in the Greenwood cemetery.
Keeping Abreast of the Times.
Mr. T. F. Curran, the bow manager
of the Grand Forks hotel, is making a
number of improvements in that popular house. The house is undergoing a
thorough overhauling from top to bottom, new furniture and caroets is being
added and ere long one will hardly recognize the old land marks. Among tbe
recent acqusitions lately added to this
bouse is a first-class cook, who waB in
the employ ot Mr. Van Ness for a
number of years in the Kootenay districts.
\jOTICE is hereby (riven Mint the annual ex-
*y amlnation of eandidates for certificates of
quallfleutlon toteneh inthe Public Schools of
the Province will be held as follows, eomrtienc-
inpon Monday, July 4th. 1898, at8:45a. ro.: —
Victoria  In .South Park School Buildiug.
Vancouver In High School Building.
Kamloops In Public School Building.
Ench applicant must forward a notice, thirty
daya before tbe examination, stating -the class
und grade of eertificatu lor wlileh be wiil be a
candidate, the optional subjects selccteU.and
at which ofthe above-named places he will attend.
Kvery notice of intention to be an appHcnnt
must be accompanied with satisfactory testimonial of moral character.
'Candidates ure notified tliat all of the above
requirements ninBtbe fulfilled beforo their applications can be Hied.
All eandidates for First class, Grade A, Certificates, Including Graduates, must attend in
Victoria to take the subjects prescribed tot July
18th and 14th liiBtants, and to undergo required
oral examination. ...        *
9. D. POPE,
Superintendent of Education
Education Oflice,
Victoria, May 4th, 1808.
Another Case ot Glanders.
Dr. Christie, dominion Veteiinary inspector for the Boundary country, ar.
rived in the city last evening from Os-
oyoos, where he has been for sometime
past inspecting stock enroute to the
Kiondyke. Mr. Christie came in response to a summons from Provincial
Constable Lawder, notifying him, that a
supposed case of glanders had been reported to him and requested him to
come ovcr and make an investigation.
The hors?( supposed to be aidicted, belongs to Sirs. Ikrt MitcUcIl rin^ io her
A sitting of the County Court of Vale will be
holden at
Midway, on Monday tlie nth day of
July,   iw->N,
at 11 o'clock in ibo forenoon.   '
Hy command w. o McMYNN.
 ■ ■  ■   -   n
Government Olllcc, Midway, li. C,
May,'7th, 1898
n. u. c. c.
Manufacturer of
Brick and Lime.
Contractor of all kinds of Mason Work,
mates on work cheerfully given.
Blacksmith and
Wagonmaker: i
All kinds of Blacksmith aud Repairing Done
>n short notieo. Drill Sharpening and Uorse
ihbeing ?, specialty.      '-..;■■   . .    ..
days after date 1 intend lo apply to the
Chief Commissioner of Land & Works for permission to purchase the following described
land situated In the Osoyopu Division of'Yule
District in thc Province of British Columbia:
Commencing at the Southeast corner of B. H.
Loss's pre-emption, being a subdivision of lot
747G1; thence oiiBt 11 chains more or less to west
boundary pf township x> thence norHi along
said boundary -10 chains; 'thence west 11 chains
more or Icsb to east boundary of B. 11. Lee's
pre-emption; thence south along said bouudary
40 chains more or less to point of commciree.
ment. where is placed a legal post marked E. B.
Halls' S. W. corner.   Signed,      E. B. HALL.
Dated, this 3rd day of May, 1898,
Date of first publication, May 72th, 1898.
Pate of last publication, July 2nd, 1898.
Situate in the Grand Forks Mining Division of
Yale District. Where Located—Iu Pass Creek
TAKE NOTICE that f. H. G. Brown, Free
Miner's Certificate No. tifiA', intend, sixty
days from tne date hereof, to apply to the
Mining Recorder for certificate of improvements, for the nurpose of obtaining a Crown
grant of tlie above elaim;
And further take notice that action, under
section 37, must be commenced bofore the issuance of such certificate of improvements.
Dated this 12th Uav of March, 1898.
Date of first publication, March 19,19, 1898.
Date of hist publication, May 21,1898.
Situated in the Grand Forks Mining Divison of
■ Yale District,  Where located—Iu Pass Crtejc
TAKE NOTICE that I. H. G. Brown, Free
Miner's certificate No. GflA, intend, sixty
days from thc date hereof, to apply to the
Mfnlng Recorder for n certilicate -of'improve1
ments, for the'purpose of obtaining a Crown
Grant of the above claim.
And further take nqtieo that action, under sec-
■tion ivr, uiuot be commenced before the issu
ance of such certificate of improvements.
Dated this 12th day of March, 1897.
"Ski" mineral claim, situate in the Grand
Forks Mining Division of Oabyoos division of Yale District.
Where located: On Shamrock mountain
about three miles east of Christina Lake.
TAKE NOTICE that I John Drummond An
1 dcrson,'P:L. S.: of Trail, B. C, acting as ag
ent for It. A. Williams, Free Miner's Certifi
cate No. 8170A and R. B. Gay, Free Miner's
Certificate No, 81908, intend, Sixty days from
the date hereof, to apply to the Miniug Recorder for a Certillcateof Improvements, for the
purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant of the
above claim. ' :.r
And further take notice that  action, under
section ;J7, must be commenced before the Issuance of such Certificate of improvements.
John D. Andeksoj;
Dated this 29th day of April, 1898.
Date of first publication, April 80th, 1893.
Date of last publication, July 9th, 1S9S,
"Beech" mineral claim situate In the
Grand Forks mining Divison of Osoyoos division of Yale district.
Where located:—on Shamrock mountain
about three miles eust of Christina lake.
JAKE NOTICE that I John Drummond Andor-
1 bod, P L. S., of Trail, B. C, acting as agent
for IV, H.-Morriiion, free miner's certificate No
H195A. Robert O. Cramer, fuee miner's certificate
No. 70D8A, D. c. Beech, free miner's certificate
No. 9887A and E. Lavalloy, froo miner's certificate No. 73287, intend, sixty days from the date
hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder for a certificate of Improvements, for-the
purpose of obtaining a Crown grant of the above
And further tnke notice that action, under
section 37, must be commenced before the issuance of sueh certificate of improvements.
■    "4, p,. Andkkson.
Dated this 29tb day of April, 1898.
Dale oi first publication, April 8th,  1898.
Date of last publication, July 9th. 189 8,
FlrRt-clnsfl in evory respect. Tlio bar wil] nl.
uhvh be fouuil supplied with the olioloeftwiue*
an.1 liiju.iin.
» »»»»33»»'>9.-)»»»»''»'»»»'»»»3.
All Klii.lsol.
| House Finish,
1 Sash  Factory.,
* Store Fronts a Specialty,
$ Furniture Made to Order, i
* Saloon and Store Fixtures.       $j>
* - *
* '*—'■ *
if,    ^11 orders will receiye Prompt m
$ attention, f
I E Spraggett, 1
$      Grand Forks. B. C.     |
Bath  Rooms,
RIVERSIDE,      -      -      -       GRAND FORKS
At Extremely Low Prices.
fo Underware, Dress   Shirts,   Overshirts,
Fine Shoes and Miners' Shoes.
l. Mcdonald,
Contractor and Builder,
ORAND   FORKS,   B.   C.
rial, and specifications drawn, estim-ites fur.
nlshed in all kinds of building. Work; strictly
Carriage Factory
D. M. FEENEY,   Proprietor,
The car? nf horses feet and up-to-date
shoeing miide a special study. Theie is
nothing in my line of business 'hat I
don't do and will make yqu anything
from a wheelborrow to six-horse coach.
On Monday, May 9th, Ve Will Open «P
in our new quarters, on Riverside avenue, first
door north Staohes Barber shop. Heparins
promptly attended to     JOHN DONALDSON,
Manufacturer of
Spring   Beds,    Mattresses,
GRAND   FORKS,   B.   C.
£*-^*-Sa\v Filing and all Kinds of Ropairlng.
Wholesale and Retail peelers in
Fresh and Salt Meats, Hams,
Bacon, Lard, Etc.
Grand Forks,   :    :   :   B. C.
Grand Forks Sash and Doorr
Carpenter and Builder,
Estimates furnish...! un  Application.   Store
Fronts and Fixures a .Specialty.
Spokane Falls &
Nelson & Ft. Sheppard,
Red Mountain Railways.
The Only All-rail Route,without change
of cars, between Spokane, Rowland and Nelson.
Going North.                                  'Going South
ia:27 a. m MARCl'S  11:13a. m.
Close Connections nt NolSOU with steamboats
jor Kaslo and all lvootonay Lake i'oints.
Passongers for Keltic Kivor nnd  Boundary
crceL* cc..iu-).-t -it 'if.ircus witti iUbcc dally
Blue Vitrol.
We have Just received
a'largc quantity of nine
Vitrol Don't overlook
this fact when you
Garden Seeds.
Jeff. Davis
& Co.,
If you 'want to raise
good   Keeping Onions,
they seep the Celebrated  Fanno Onion Beed
. for gate.    Also onion
The Up-tojate Merchants]6<it" ■""•8ct"1""' *""•?■
[~)o You Want a Stove?]j
If yon do be sure to call and
examine my mammoth stock
which is he largest in the
district. Also a complete line
Our stock is always kept strictly up
to date iu every respect.
Tin and Repair Shop in
Connection -mmr
t **m»—-      W. K. C. Manly,]
£      Wrought Steel Range Bridge Street, Orand Porks, B. C.
Dealer in
* Tobacco and Cigars,
The Only Place in Town
that Handles Fruit.
ri-sli Supply Received Daily.
Groceries^ Salt Meats and Miners Supplies*
Et^-Vro~\ieciors and Miners will find It to their interest to give me a call before purer! sins;
1 can save you money.   Full Line of Fishing Tackle fust Received.
Choice Wines Liquors and Cigars,
This hotel is located about 12 miles from Grand Forks up the North Fork.
Good Fishing and Hunting in the vicinity. Meals served at all hours, and
the best of sleeping accommodations. H. P. TORONTO. Proprietor.
The Prospectors'
Livery & Feed
r      STABLE,       "
Grand Forks, B. C. and Republic, Wash.
-,|     Saddle and Pack Horses a Specialty,
X Foil Une of Harness Goods
in Connection wit], Orand Forks stable.  Freighters cun Always Find
Plenty of Stall Room
Private RIrb between Grand Forks and Kepu-
lic a Specialty. It will pay you to call and get
our prices if you want anvthiug In the Livery
Une or Pack and Saddles Horses.
First-Class  Accommodations, Good Stabling, Termius of
Stage Line From Marcus, Washington.
McAuley & Keightley,
■■-./v-'Grand Forks, B.
Everything New and Best Furnished
House, anil is in everyway prepared tb
welcome Guests and provide Good Accommodation
Headquarter! for Mining Men. Bet
of Wines. Liquors and Cigars. Special
attention paid to Transcieht trade.
      —— —       >-.,,—•.,, W|
to Transcieht trade.
Q. W. WILLIAflS, Manager.
Daily from Wfarcus to Grand! Forlq
Greenwood City, Anaconda, Boundary Falls, Midway
and All Points on Colville Indian Reseyatipn.
Stage Leaves Marcus on the Arrival of ;hc Northbound Train, arriving atJGrand
Fork's at 8:4Jp. m. Leaves the Forks at 4:00 a. 0)., arriving at Marcus tn time to
connect with northbound Train. Pasfletific'ra frpm ^'ootcvi'ay Po' onal'i: tsonttftc;1
Fossburj! j>Ki?*j'r*nd ccrs'rp,    -"' •*'  -    *'    "*'     '•"■ ■ ' *' I'-i'-*1.,-
*• ' "   £ ', •• '■? l' '* t ■Si-1'**
tiqn at aBgagp
They Will  Never Hear the
Last of it.
crawl. If thi couldn't fight tb* way
they wanted t, they wouldn't fht a'
all—thus anotb frost wi;s addefl° the
blighted hopes* the "sporty" fclined
residents of theW,
P. S.—It is s-j that McB>y and
Vickley have kis&d and madiip-six
dollars being tbe asis of the/ornpro-
mise. j
Louis Blue of Rowland was' town a
-ENDED WITHOUT BLOODIfewdavslastweek'
Mrs. Jas. Petrie art daugh have returned from an exterded tripi Colorado.
Three Rounds of Jawbone   Told the
lalc.-One  Was  Afraid  and
the   Other   Da'sn't.
Last Saturday afternoon about three
o'clock it.was whispered around in sporting circles tbat there was a "hen on"
and tbat the event of the season would
be "pulled off" on the other side of the
line. At the whole affair was a matter of
" 'onor," and not for a money considerations, tbe price of admission was limited
to the cost of fa ride to and from the
scene of tbe conflict.
The rumor spread like wildfire and
it was not long before every avenue leading in the direction ot Nelson was
thronged with sports anxious to witness
the fun.
On investigation it was learned that
the principals in the affair were McElroy,
a knight of tbe reins and until recently
the -bead push" of the Eureka stage
line, and Frank yickjey, who tor awhile
the past winter took care of McElroy's
stage stock in tbis city. For some time
past there has been bad blood between
the two on account of a difference/)! onic-
ionas to the amount of wages thatFfanlc
was to receive for bis services. The latter claiming that he was to have -520 a
month and Mac eat him, or $40 a month
and he eat himself. On the other hand
McElroy claimed that be agreed to pay
him f3o a month without any reference
whatever to eating.
During the afternoon the bellis-*:*rents
chanced ft. meet and at once -*">■ me need
"chewing the rag" overtl«:lrB''ev-,nces.
The longer the d'-^ussion lasted the
more interesting it became. As a last resort Vicklcy intimated tbat Mac was a
stranger to the truth and that he did not
belong to that class designated by Webster as gentlemen.
This allusion to his social standing set
Mac's blood a boiling, and bracing up
to his big opponent be shook bis fist
under his nose and informed him "that if
they were on tbe other side of the line
he would mash him in the jiff."
To show bim tbat he was alright Vick.
ley declared his willingness to go across
the line and give jjir.. a chance to break
his jaw. This was meat tor the members
of the "rubber neck association" and
it did not take long to arrange the details of the affair.
Some people went expecting to
see a good fight. These people were
disappointed. There others who didn't
expecting anything interesting but
went to be a going and they were not
disappointed. The attendance was not
very large but select. It was not the
fault of tbe crowd that tbe fight was not
a success. Their coaching was snappy
and would have made a saint fight if
there was any fight in bim.
On arriving at the ring side the combatants were so anxious to get at each
other that tbey di d not wait to "strip
down," but rushed at each other like
two wild bulls, poking m**t frantically
right and left, apparently without any
object in view except to split wind.
Vickley was tbe whole thing as far as
fighting was concerned; lie got in a
few upper and under cuts, which would
have proven very effective it he had allowed himself to get within reacb of his
opponent. It was a bard matter to decide which ot the two was doing the
dodging. In an unguarded moment
they allowed themselves to get close
together, and Frank's right band led
straight out Irom the Bhoulder landing
on Mac's jaw apparently with such terrific force tbat everyone present jumped
at tbe conclusion that it was all off with
poor Mac and his neck would be broken,
Jt was all a dream. There was no such
good luck in store for the undertaker—
for just as that death dispensing tight
band was about to come in contact with
Mac's neck, jf flew open like a ''jumping jack"—and McElroy's life was saved.
The impression bad gpt abroad some-
bow that Mac was a "scrapper" with a
record. Just bow tbis story got started
there seems to be a donbt, Some say
that it originated with Mac. Anyone
who has met Mac knows that be would
not be guilty of anything of that kind.
It is possible tbat be may have been a
pot number in days gonel^y. He is not
seriously inclined that way at present.
He would walk up to his opponent to be
slaughtered—who for some reason failed to take advantage of it. When
yickley scored tbe first bit, Mac went
after a rock be bad concealed in bis
pocket and reached out for his man with
blood in bis eye, who in self protection
provided himself willt a stone as big as
a nigger's head, and made a bold stand
against the ancmy. This flank movement resulted in Mac again changing his
war tactics, and he assumed the roll pf
peavy villian in a dime museum, and
danced around his victim with a knife.
"A knife, my kingdom for a kinfc,'1
came from the now badly scared man.
At this stage in the game the American
authorities interfered and informed
tbem that if they were going to fight on
tbat side of the line it would have to be
fair and if they couldn't comply with the
laws of the country tbey would be compelled to stop the fight.
Suddenly both of ihe combatants bap
pened to awaken to the fact that they
were fighting out of tbeir  class.    Re
W. R. Megraw, 01 Vern, is expected to arrive in tie cil- in a few
Mrs. McKenzie returne Tuesday
evening from a shopping ex dition Ij
W. S. Fietcher. the rust: g Greenwood druggist, was regisK :d at the
Alberta this week.
Miss Lyjie Bell, of Bloom eW Iowa,
has been visiting in Grand FV' for a
few days this week.
Mayor Davis, accompanir,by Mr-
Murray of Helena, Mont, *•"-• Greenwood a visit yesterday.
Scott McRae, of Deadwc1 camp, was
shaking hands wilh his n~"y Grand
Forks friends this week
Provincial Constable'- A. Dinsmore
visited Christina lake 1-ursday on business connected with I*-- office.
Duncan Mcintosh superintendant of
the Winulpegmine" Wellington camp,
was in the city Tb'sday evening.
H. V. Stevenso of Spokane passed
through town la<* week on his way to
Republic, wherthe thinks of locating.
Mr. Josh Enmert who has beer -*■*"--
fined to his ro/m with an att*"K 9l *y-
phoid-pneum-nia is ab-- « ■*>■- <-"■*'
Mr. F. Ccok, ant* employe of tbe B.
C. mine, in Sum-" F™P. »■»■ <» Pa*-*""}**
geronFridav'"°ra"-*«s---as'e for civilization.
Charl-*' Emmert spent two or three
days i" 'be C'--V "-■••• week. Charley at
pres-'nt *"1S cbarge of the Dusiness at
j-udge Spinks arrived in the city Saturday evening from Midway, where he
held a term of the county court on Friday. After holding a term of court here
on Monday be left Wednesday noon for
Van Delashmutte, W. J. Maxwell, VV.
H. Butters and N. S. Barlow was a
guartette of Spokane mining men en
route for Republic, who passed through
town yesterday.'
W. F. Honey, one of the owners of the
Winnipeg mine in Wellington ca-mp,
took yesterday morning's stage for Spo
kane where he goes tor hi:; family as
they expect to spent the summer at tbe
mine with Mr. Honey.
Wm. Dunn, a mining man from Rossland, B. C, came in Wednesday evening to look after his interests in tbis section. Mr. Dunn has a number of promts,
ing properties in Summit camp, on
which he expects to do the assessment
T. G. Traversy, of Nelson, B. C. has
been installed as clerk at the Grand
Forks hotel, and took charge of the office last Thursday morning. Mr. Traversy is an experienced hotel man, having been connected with Mr. Van Ness'
hotel in Nelson for over three years.
H. G. Wilson, of Victoria, was among
the strangers in tbe city this week inquiring into tbe resources of tbe dis-
t ict. Among other things, Mr. Wilson
learned that the love the residents of
the Boundary country entertain for Vic
toria and Vancouver, is nothing to brag
Wm. R. Murray, of Helena, Mont,
was an arrival in the citv Wednesday.
Mr. Murray is interested with H. E.
Beacb in a number of North Fork properties, prominent among which is the
Columbian, located in White's camp,
The object'of his visit here is for the
purpose of making arrangements for
tbe further development of his interests
in this section.
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m -r -r >-» « T-» W»     I <S 9WWWWWWTOWSW.ITO..I.P5    —_ .   ,. — ,     _. ...  rs   _ —_ —
THE G. P. R,:flocal notes.! T00ELEBRI1TE
Bids For Construction Are to
Be Opened June lJth.
The State Wagon Road Will Be Completed
at Once.
H. J. Earnest,  of Colville, superintendent of roads of Stevens county, and
E. G. Taber assistant engineer of the S.
F. & N. railway, who bave been over on
the Colville reservation for the purpose
of examining and making a report on
the most feasible route for the construction of a wagon road from some point on
the line of the S. F. & N. to Republic,
returned Monday evening from tbeir
tour of investigation. In conversation
with a Miner representative Mr. Earnest stated that tbey had finally decided
to complete tbe state roaa commenced
last year. Tbis road starts at Marcus
and goes over what is known as the
Sherman pass, and is all built except
about eight miles at the summit of tbe
mountain. He says tbat tbe grade tvjll
be an easy one and lessen tbe distance
between Marcus and Republic to about
40 miles. Every available man possible will be put to work at once at both
ends of tbe route, and he expects to
have it in shape for travel in about 30
A Quarter Interest in the Rattler Sold to
a Nelson, B. C, Man.
One by one the mining operators of
the Slocan districts are becoming interested in this district. On Wednesday
of this week Mr. Jack Elliott, of Nelson,
B. C, purchased from Mr. Chas. Van
Ness, of this city, a one-quarter interest
in tbe Rattler mineral claim, in Summit
4 crown grant was recently secured
for this properly by Mr. Van Ness.
The Rattler is one of the best known
claims in Summit camp, and has sufficient work done on it to place it in Ibe
list of prospective shippers.
The amount of the consideration bas
not been made public, but it was for
spot cash, and it is said to be no small
Alter the Pathfinder.
A representative of a strong eastern
Canadian syndicate has been here for
several dayVcxamining the Pathfinder
mine, with a view of purchasing the
property,   A    well   (nformcil   mining
vplvers were'their strong suit and beg- i maP, ">'s that this syndicate, which is
j;l-d to bo allowed to put their hacks to- \ well-known in mining circles is posses-
jtelber, step off 31 paces, turn and 6r.a. sed cl ample means -;nd mining and
fhiS proposition was too g.iuay aou\ the , mining experience, and would be a veri
prowd u-Ould not listen to it.   * 1....1...1-1..   .....__  ..*—  ,_i
It Will Be 100 Miles in  Length and
Cost In the  Neighborhood of
That the C. P. R. railway will build
inlo the Boundary conntry the coming
summer there seems to be no doubt.
The announcement has been made pub-
lie that tho bids for construction of tbc
Columbia ft Wes'ern railway from Robson to Midway, a distance of 100 miles,
will be opened on June 15th. The estimated cost of this section of the road In
$3,000,000. The engineers of the C. P.
R. under the direction of W. F. Tye,
are now busy preparing thc pl*us and
estimates of the road from iheir field
notes. Among the contractors will be
found such well-known fi*ms as McKenzie & Mann, Winters, rarsons & Boomer, I.ych, Larson anrlanumber of others.
This stretch of road will connect at
Robson with the Trail road, thence to
Dog creek, and across the pass. Then
down JUcKea creek to Christina lake,
down the lake and across to Midway.
The entire 100 miles is to be completed
by Jan. ist, i«ci8.
This will be'good news for the people
of this section, whose only salvation is a
railway through the district.
All the Favorites Beaten   By the Field.—
Maurice O'Connor Heads tbe List in the
Nortli Ward.
Mayor—Jeff. Davis.
North Ward—M. O'Connor,
Manly and Peter McCallum.
South Ward—M. D. White,
Knight and J. W. Jones.
Grand Forks bas had an election—or
at least tbat is what people say. As usual the town is surprised, and tbe result
of this election is no exception to the
The popularity or un popularity of a
candUatettas nothing to do with the result of an election in Grand Forks.
Last Tuesday when tbe hour for nominating clo-ed it was found that Jeff.
Davis was the only man in town who
had an itching for mayoralty honors,
and consequently was made mayor by
acclamation. This fact in itself was a
surprise to nearly everyone as it was
generally undent-.od that there was to
be a "dark horse'' sprung at the last
moment, who, would have  a walk-over,
Milton D. While, J. W. Jones, F. H.
Knigbt and R. B. Stanley Smith were
the nominees for the South Ward for
aldermen, while I/oyd A. Manly, Maurice O'Connor, Peter T. McCallum, A. W.
Fraser and Robt. Petrie comprised {be
list ot those entorcd for the aider-name
race in the North Watd.
There was no public demonstration
and the whele campaign was what one
might properly call "still hunt." The
result shows that there was any amount
of knifing done.
When the hour of pollin-j arrived
there was no *)tir or bustle as is generally tbe case on election day, Tnere
was no standing around on tbe corners
and discussing the merits and demerits
of the various candidates. The polling
was done quietly and everybody seems
to have made his mind just how he was
going to yote.
In the North Ward there were 22
votes cast and the result of thc poll was
as follows:
Maurice O'Connor  13
L. A. Manly  10
Peter T. McCallum   10
A. W. Fraser    8
Robt. Petrie     5
Thus it will be seen that Maurice
O'Connor who, from the first, was considered out of the race received the
highest number of votes polled in lhe
ward; and if Mr. O'Connor proves himself as apt a scholar in handling municipal affairs as he bas shown himself a
politician, he will make a record for
himself that no one ought to be ashamed
In the South Ward tbe number oi
votes cast was 33, with the following result:
F. I-I. Knight  27
Milton D.  White  25
J. W. Jones  15
R.B.Stanley Smith   14
In this ward L. A. Manly and his
friends had their "knife out," Dr. Stanley Smith, whom cvoryonc thought
would head the list.
Already the personal of the new council is rece.ving severe criticism and in
certain quarters iheir future official action have already been condemned. This the Miner believes is
entirely out of place, as judgmentshqul 1
not be passed on anyone before he has
a beating.
The mayor and every member of the
council have, during their residence in
this city proven themselves thoroughly
competent tb look alter and success
fully conduct their own business.
Therelore it is fair to presume tbat if
they handle the affairs of the tnunici
pality hall as well as they have thclronn,
the people of Grand Forks Will have no
reason to complain. By all means give
them a chance to show what they are
capable o( doing before you condemn
ova (vault
, valuable  acquisition   to our qppf*itin*>
a hole thr-iugb  which to I companies in this district.   ,;  '"' " " :'
ft   '-UA   , *l**| *     'MUt.   •■»    ,-e    p rfl.U 1,1   ill.. vji|,\
Household   Gucds.
Mro Geo. VV. Ingraham is  selling  off
trieir  household   goods.   If   you   need
anything  call at their   rcsidpncD pear
the sctioolijo-'se.
""Midway bas organized ?. cricket club
The force on the Winnipeg has been
cut down to seven.
Tbe (Jrand Forks twin babies are doing remarkably well.
Mose Burns rode Judge Spinks' horse
to Greenwood yesterday.
A representative of the Toronto
Globe was in the city last Sunday.
Tbe bond recently taken on the Snow-
shoe is said to have fallen through.
North Fork mining property seems to
be attracting the attention of mining
Kelly & Adkins, the Nelson liverymen, are contemplating n.-oving to Republic.
Tbe C. P. R. surveyors have moved
their camp from Clark's to Upper
Grand Forks.
A complete bottling plant is being
added to the parapbenulia of the Grand
Forks brewery.
Hjme grown g»eon onions, lettuce
and radishes have mado their appearance in the market.
The U. S. customs hou:e at Nelson
has moved from thc Boundary line to
P. B. Nelson's store.
B. T. Turner, Butte, Mont, was
among the Republic pilgrims passing
through town this week.
Robt. Harvey and John Ashfield are
still doing development work on tbeir
Morrisey Creok properties.
Sam I. Silverman, largely interested
in Republic mining properties, was in
town Thursday, and stopped at the Alberta.
J. W. Lind, of Anaconda, was fined
ten dollars last week, by James Kerr, J.
P., at Midway, for swearing on tbe
The Greenwood road over thc mountain is once more in a passable condition and travel has commenced to go
that way again.
Messrs. Van Ness and Burns, now
that they have won their contest, propose to do about 50 feet of work on the
Palmelxa, in Wellington camp.
J. P. Harlan, of Greenwood, has
leased his assay office to VV. S. Keith.
Mr. Harlan expects to spend the summer prospecting on tbe reservation.
The Grand Forks brewery is making
preparations to extend its trade. The
quality of its beer is to be improved, and
it will only be a matter of time until it
crowds all competition out of tbe field,
R. A. Brown is authority for the
statement lhat the B. A. company have
taken an option on his Norlh Fork property, including the Volcanic and Wol-
Rev. M. C. Mi I.ennan will preach
next Sunday eve at 8 p. m, in L A.
Manly's hall. Subject—' Liberty." Sabbath school i.t 2 p. m. in I.. A. Manly's
Mose Burns came down from Summit
camp last Monday to attend court,
Mose says that Sim Jerrel and himself
are making arrangements for a prospecting trip on the bills of the West
J. D. Sears has secured a leave of absence from his pre-emption claim at tbe
mouth of P?ss creek, and has gone to
Wardner, Idaho, to look after his mining interests ni the Couer d' Alene
country. He expects to be away about
three mouths.
W. K. White has just made an exceedingly rich strike on the Earthquake
property, in Brown's camp, It seems
that while Mr. White was doing devol-
ment work in the Torm of a tunnel he
struck a three loot ledge of high grade
Mr. Williams, of the Kettle River
Stage line, has purcha-ed the McElroy
stage line between Grand Forks and
Republic. Hercufter' the stage will
leave Grand Forks for Republic at 6:30
in the morning, returning the satire
evening, leaving Republic at 1:30 p.m.
The citizens have postponed their
contemplated 24th of May celebration,
and decided to have a "blow out" on
Dominion day. This decision in no
wav intcrfers with the ball to be given
in the evening by the Society of Associ*
atcd Charities, which will be given as
Last Sunday afternoon the Grand
Forks base ball club deleated lhe Nelson, Wash., team by a score of 9 to 6
The game was played in Nelson and
was the first of the season. There is all
kinds of money on this side that the
Greenwood team does not carry of the
pennant this season.
The annual meeting of the Grand
Forks Townsite company will be held
in the city, May 23rd next at the hour of
2 o'clock in tbe afternoon. Notwithstanding tbe fact that' the head office is
advertised to be in Grand Forks, tbis
wilt be the first meeting ot the company ever held here.
The Golden Eagle in Brown's camp
is said to be making a wonderful showing, and is attracting the attention of a
number of the various mining syndicates operating in British Columbia,
prominent among which are the B. A.
compauys, of Rossland, and HA. Harrison of tbe B, B. mine, in Summit camp.
Now that it is an almost assured tact
that the C. P. R. is going to build this
summer aiid tho to.-nsite and (metier
deal is a go. The company recently
organized for the purpose of building a
number ol bouses in North add'iion for
rent or salj on the installment plan,
expect to commence active operations
sometime in July.
Lee Davenport, the C. P. R, smelter
man, ws an arrival last Monday afternoon (rom Greenwood City, where be
bas becn exumining and inmiiring into
tho resources of the Boundry district.
Tuesday morning, in company with
Wm. Pfeifer, vice-president of the Pathfinder Al. R. and I. compiny, started
for a tour of inspection of tbe North
Fork properties.
W. J. Walker, editor and proprietor of
the Labor Journal, Spokane, Wash.,
spent a day in the city tbis week, in tbe
interest of his journal. Mr. Walker had
been to Republic sizing up Ihe situation
there and seemed to think everything I
was greatly oyer done, apd that a ina-1
jirity of tbose who baye been rushing
frantically into the camp, would be getting but again in a short time.
Will   Be a Grani   International Affdr.
The Residents of Grand Forks, Carson and Nelson  the   Promoters of  the  Affair.
A project is on foot with fair prospects of becoming consutnated whereby
the citizens of Grand Forks, Carson and
Nelson are to join forces in a grand International celebration, commencing on
July ist and lasting four days,
Tbe celebration will be commerced
in Grand Forks on July Ist, Dominion
day, and end in NjIsoii on July 4th.
Au interesting program consisting of
horse racing, bicycle races, base ball
games, double hammer drilling contests, etc., is being arranged, und loi
which prizes aggregating (1,000 will be
A grand display of fireworks will bs
mude from the top of one of thc highest
peaks in the valley, and it is the inten-
Uon of the promoters ot the scheme to
make it one of the biggest affairs of tbe
kind ever held in the Boundary country.
Arrangements are being made for a
bras* band to furnish music for the oc
casion, and nothing will be left undone
to make tbe celebration one round of
pleasure from beginning to end.
The purses for the horse races will be
sufficiently large to attract the attention
of horsemen, while in the drilling con
test an amount large enough will be
"hung up" to bring the best drilling
teams for miles around. In the base
ball contest it is expected that Republic,
Wash., Greenwood, and Grand Forks-
Nelson will be represented with good
teams. Tbe whole affair is to be a free-
for-all, from start to i>ni*,h, nobody barred.
Every advertised feature will take
place according to program—rain or
Begs to inform the residence of Grand Forks and Surrounding Country
that he has opened his new store on Bridge street, and has displayed therein ->
good assortment of General
Dry Good, Clothing and Groceries.
It is our intention to keep a well assorted and up-to-date stock of Dry
Good, Carpets and General Merchandise at Right Prices and with strick attention to business.    The trust to merit 3 share of your patronage.
Respectfully Yours, H. SWEENEY. Manager.
P, S.—Watch this space in future issues for Special Ads.
•S*S§&*S^-&SSSS^^^*^^*S4^S;*S& sS
Another Company For Boundary.
Tbe issue of Aprii 28 b of the ii, C.
Guactte contains a certificate of registration of the British Columbia Copper
Company, Ltd., with a capital stock of
$1,000,000 divided into 200,000 - lures of
S5 each. The objects of the company
includes the currying on of every industry connected with mining, and its
head office is in the city of New York.
F. Keffer, M. E. of Anaconda, is the attorney   fer   the   company  i:t ttys  pro*
The Ownership of the Palmetta Mineral
Finally Settled.
Tbe only case tbat came up forahear-
ing at the sitting of the county court last
Monday was that of Chas. Van Ness vs
A. Kerr. This was a jury trial and resulted in a verdict in favor of the plaintiff.
The facts as brought out in tbe evi-
Jeuce show that in December i8*-6 one
Ftrrrell, located the Confidence mineral
claim in Wellington camp. The same
day and within the time allowed Fanell
to record the Confidence, and subscrjutrt|t
to I-'arrel's location, the defendant located the ground covered by the Confidence
and called it the Eistprn Girl, Farrell
failed to record the Confidence. On tbe
6th ot May 1897, Mose Burns located Ihe
Palmetta over the same ground coveted
by the Confidence and Eastern Girl,
and subsequently disposed of his interest in the Palmetta to th ■ plaintiff, who
brought the action. During the trial
several questions of facts were submitted
to tbe jury who, answered, them all in
favor of tbe plaintiff. Juagment was
accordingly entered for the plaintiff, the
jury holding the defendant, by reason of
locating the Eistern Girl ovcr the same
ground wbich the Confidence was located and within the filteen days which
Farrell had to record tbe game, could
acquire no interest in the ground until
the fifteen days had expired and consequently the grcjund wt-s vacant when
located by Burns.
The prosecution was conducted by
Mr. McLeod of Midway, »;.j*4 tbe defense by Mr. Cayley of this City.
Will Take up the Option-
Smith Curtis came in from Rossland
last Saturday evening and left early
Sunday morning for Brown's camp,
where ho spent a couple of days looking after bis mining interests in that locality.
Mr. Curtis says there is no question
but that the C. P. R. will commence
construction work in a very short time
and that the cars will be running into
Grand Forks in less than a year.
He also stated that the parties holding the option on the Grand Forks
Townsite were ready to take it up just
as soon as John A Manly could be located, so that he can sign the agree
ment for the smelter site, which is pait
of thc deal. According to thc terniB of
thc agreement John Manly donates an
undivided ha'-f inteiest iu 1,000 acres of
land adjoining lhe city of G uud Forks
on the east in consideration of a smelter being erected therson. It fur.ber
provides that work has to bc commenced inside of three months from thc
date of signing the papers, and the
smelter must be completed within
six months from the time of comu.ece-
All the papers relative to the townsite
part of the deal are now in Secretary
Cumings'hands for Hi signature and
unless some unfort-ee-u ob.-.Ucle arises,
there seems to be no douht but that
there will be a crowd at the head of the
townsite company and by the time that
the C. P. R.'s train whistles for Grand
Forks, Ex-mayor Manly's much talked
smelter \yill be ready to "blow in."
They Don't Like it.
"A petition signed by 76 residents of
the district between Oyoyoos and Rock
creek, in East Yale electoral district,
was read in the legislature a few days
ago. It stated that 'gross injustice has
been done, or attempted tc be done, by
ths unfair and upnatur.il manner in
which the east ridiug of Yale is divided
■ip, and that suijh contenjpltjtsd division
Orand Forks, B. C.
S anew House, with new Furniture
and everything comfortable for the
traveling public, and has  accommo-
tions 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
Grand Forks Brewery,
G. A. FRASER & CO., Proprietors.
Lager Beer, Porter I Soft Drinks
Particular Attention Given Orders From Private Families
is contrary to natural boundarirs and is
against the wishes of every resident of
the district, irrespective ol party.' Tne
petitionets ask that the division of East
Yale riding be a line drawn east and
west from Pentieton, thence to thc intcr-
na'ional boundary, and to include the
Sirr'ilkameen.Oysoyoo-i, Anarchist mountain, Camp McKinney, Rock Creek, Midway, Boundary Falls, Anaconda, Greenwood and Grand Forks. It would seem
lhat they are quite willing to allow Cascade City and the Christina Lake district to be attached to the Rossland riding. This probably is what Rossland
people want, too. Tbey desire to retain
Cascade City, but would prefer to see
Greenwooa, Grand Forks, Anaconda
and Midway in the East Yale riding."—
Rossland Times.
Cascade Gity News.
Cascade Citv, May 12, iS.jS.—"Big
Mike" Schick struck it rich in the shape
of free gold ore in "Burnt basin" Ibis
week, and his partner Mr, Cooper found
a five foot galena ore body exposed by
au uprooted tree, causing quite a commotion among the prospectors about
Cascade, all ot whom have stampeded
to the Burnt Baain district.
Members of the B. 0. Mercantile .t
Mining Syndicate, of London, in the
persons cf P. Rochessen, F. Aaprey and
T. F. Carden, accompanied by Mrs.
Rochessen are spending a season at
The claim on Castle mount lin adjoining the LallaRoukh group owned by
"the two Swedes" shows up a five foot
ledgo of ore this week.
A, H. McKay and J. D'Arcy former
Rossland residents are building houses
in Cascade.
The new store and effice building of
the townsite company is nearly completed and ready for occupancy.
F. D. Stanly, C. E., of Spokane, and
James Monyghan passed through Cascade, the former bound for Republic,
the latter for Camp McKinney.
Some miscreant whs probably cannot
read seems to dislike to have the fact
"staring him in the face" constantly, so
to the great annoyance of travellers, removes the "guide boards" placed at the
forks. It is to be hoped he will take
them home, and learn to read them so
that tie- may bscot*qe converse!*, with
their use.
Grand Forks Mining Division.
I Mny 5-;
I   Mayflower, Huckleberry mountain, A. Cnm
I eroiii
Ameer, Huckleberry mountnin, P. a. Good.
Broken i* ill* Hardy mountain, Goo. Yofiilg.
May fi-:
Halifax and Jeannie iAwi, Christina lako, R.
Havana, Christina lakv, Emma Cooper,
May 7:—
I'veline, fraction, Brown's camp, Joe Gtjld-
Wren, Summit camp, A. E. Keough.
Vocanio, Hardy mountain, w. R. Moore.
Matta No. 1,8ummItoamp, E, C. McDougaU,
Cohion Guinea, Christina take, 0. W. Staples!
Wonderful, Summit camp, M. Beyer, ct al.
1XL, Summit camp, H. Bnibly,
C. P. K„ Fisherman creek, T. Jt. Cunningham,
Ruby, Pass creek, II. Humor.
Willamette, Pass creek, Max Kunts,
May 9-:
Maypni, Christina lake, J. P. Brooks, el al.
Josie, Sutherland creek, J. L. 0. Abbott.
War Eaglo, Sutherland ereek, II. Henderson
Ski, fraction, Christina lake, Al Pion.
May 10-:
Qraud Porks, J. H. Hayes.
May 5:-
Oak Leaf, Geo. Young.
I Mny «:-
j   Butterine, John Larson.
j    Drumlummon, 1>. c. Bench ol al.
i   Little Bertha. Ketchum ot al.
I    Duo, It. Pybillski.
May 7-:
j   Butte, Cook et al.
I   Opbtr, Johnson et al.
No. 5. j. n. Estop etal,
-iueen of the Hills, Cosgrlff et al.
Elsy Mny, Aunt* M. Co.
Butter Cup, J.J. Farrell.
Iron Cind, W. J. Porter.
Highland, Beach, Morrison, et al.
Beach, Old Morrison and Qoldon King, Beach
1 ct al.
Pilot f.uob, J. P. Brooks ot al.
Athelslon, John Mack.
Standard No, 2, II, A, ltoss.
No. 1, P. Wilcox,
blue Bird, Chas Mathoson.
Bismark, A, MoKenBlo.
Lakeviow, Pion etal.
Worohester, M. Luvelley.
j May 10:—
ltcalto, H.G, Dahl.
j May 4-:
I   Jenny May, No. 8 aud Princess, % interest tu
| eni-Ii, John I.nyeux.
1 May V:-
|   Caledonia,  nil Interest, WtUoeson to C. .1
'May !>:-
'   Four Hundred.all Intofosli John Flanagan la
[Chas Fahoy,
Little ofay and Uostar,^ interest,Carl Dondoi
to D. SI Italian.
That Commission.
Thc Qrand I/1 erica church question is'
to be thoroughly ventilated at a meet- \
inff to be held in this city on the 20th;
inst, at which tttne ihe commission re-1
cently appointed by the Presbytery to
visit Grand Forks and make an investi-
gatioti of the church affairs here, will ;
be here for that purpose.
A meeting will be held in the church
at 2 p. m. for the purpose of hearing]
both sides   ot   the  cfturch   differences, j
This meeting will be follswed by a pub-1
he gathering at g o'clock in ibe evening,
to be held i.i L, A. manly's hail,
Thc matter of definately deciding
where church service will be held in the
future will be one of the preeminent
questions to be disposed. Everyone
wbo is interested in church matters are '
invited to be present as matters of vital i
Interest will be discussed.
Is hereby given tho agreement whereby
i'a entire output to tho Lumber Pool
has expired, and am I now prepared tq
fiurnish all kinds of
1 and Dressed
For Sale.
One of Ibe best larms on Grand Prairie;
bearing orchard and small fruit.   For
further psrticulrs, address.
\V, H. Covfrt, Cirson, B, C,
Shingles, Etc.
Qn the Shortest Possible Notice.    t\
shire of your business is solicited.
J, K. Simpson.
Grand Forks, B.C. April loth, 189^ Stop! Women,
And consider that in addressing Mra.
Pinkham you are OOnfidlng your private
Ills to a woman—a woman whose experience in treating woman's diseases
ia greater than that of any living physician, male or female.
You can talk freely to a woman when
it la revolting to relate your private
troubles to a man; besides, a man does
not understand, simply because he is a
Women Buffering from any form of
female weakness are invited topromptly
communicate with Mrs. Pinkham, at
Lynn, Mass. All letters are received, opened, read, and answered by
women only. A woman can freely
talk of her private illness to a woman.
Thus has been established the eternal
Confidence between Mrs. Pinkham and
the women of America, which has never
been broken. Out o' the vast volume
of experience whieh she has to draw
from, it is more than possible that she
has gained the very knowledge that
will help your cane, She asks nothing
In return except your good will, and
her advice has relieved thousands
Surely any'vonian, rich or poor, is very
foolish if bhe does not tuke advantage
of this generous offer of assistance.
Five Thousand Troops >\'111 "*• sent
tu tlie Philippines*-Sampson Han
Hoved on Puerto lttc-M—i)tMuril«*r
in Spain—Thanks to Dewey—Flee*
Leaves Cadts.
ui ml  Hen
u iu prise
rom ili<>
It'll   Tl
A special from \V
orders  lmve  been   Is-
Miles saying that 5000
nf the regimenta of reg.
I 'liirugo, May 7.
ingtou  Bays  thai
sued by General
troops made up
ulars from IdatiOj Washington and Call*
fomiu, in command of Brigadier General
I, M. Andersonj will be conveyed to the
Philippine islands hy May 15. Secretary
Alger has had another conference with
tin- president regarding troops to be sent
t<> Dewey from Sun FranciBco, nnd hurry
orders will be issued immediately in the
liope of starting them prior to Mny 15.
The totul anny of occupation of the
Philippines v. ill i.e 111,0011. Tlie first tn
go will lie 1000, to be followed within five
days by 5000 more. Enough additional
troops will be Bent lu moke the aggregate
111.Ml III.
The first detachments will he from the
I'n rifle Btntes, ninl will  be composed of j e
regulars. Tin' second will be largely made
up from the Pacific volunteers, nnd the
last will he regulars and volunteers from
the mountain states to the west of Den-
Washington, May 9.—The cabinet de
led on an aggressive campaign against
e Spanish  in  the Philippines.      Five
i thousand troops will be sent.
j    It expects Important news from Samp
, snn, who hns moved against Puerto Rico,
It is not believed he will encounter the
I Spanish  fleet  at  Puerto Itic
I     Later on Havana will l>e attacked from
I the rear  by   the   l'nited  States  and
j eurgent troops, and by the fleet in front.
WaslUngton, May. 0.—In answer to
pentcd requests from all sections of the
country for Information ns to where tin-
various organizations of   state   troops,
which nre being mustered into the l'nited
States service, are to he sent* Secretary
Alger today furnished   tbe   Associated
Press a statement showing the destination
of the various volunteer troops.   The list
however, is subject 1" change.
Generally speaking, three points are l<
receive the hulk of the troops. The first
state regiments ready for serviec are to
be sent to Chickamauga, thence to the
(lull' porta. The Becond division of regiments goes to Washington, where they
will form a grand reserve, ready to reinforce the Cuban army nl any moment,
to man the coast defenses or for other
purposes. The third division is to remain
for the present, in home states subject to
call for duly lit the Philippines or for
general purposes.
The following troops go to San Francisco :
California, two regiments of infantry,
two batteries of heavy artillery.
Oregon, one regiment of infantry.
Washington, one regiment of infantry.
Idaho, one battalion of infantry.
Utah, two light batteries of artillery,
one troop of cavalry.
To the  coast  defense  and  reserve,  to
separate commands, Montana-, one regi
merit of infantry; California, two battal
ions  of   infantry   and   two   batteries   of
I heavy artillery.
Fleet Leave* Cndls.
j    Lisbon, May 9.—Newspapers   of   this
I city sny a Spanish Ileet consisting of nine
l vessels passed   Cape   Espichel, 21 miles
nth west   nl'  this port,  yesterday.   The
iit v  tlio
Tlio «
is penni
lould  not possibly be a  whiter
Quliz, unless il were built of
low of the Tichbome claimant
ss, and a relief fund is being
A whistling eel hns been discovered in
the Fiji islands. It only whistles when
thai the hlo-nd of eels is poisonous.
New York printers and electrotypera
won their strike, and the nine hour strike
in Sun I'Vaneisco is proving successful.
The short hour movement seems to have
taken hold of the printers pretty thoroughly all ovcr the country.
Both tin1 liH'tlinil and results when
Syrup of Figs is taken; it is pleasant
ninl refreshing tothe taste, anil acts
gently yet promptly on the Kidneys,
Liver and Bowels, cleanses the system offeotually, dispels colds, bead-
aches and fevers and cures habitual
constipation. Syrup of Figs is tho
only remedy of its kind ever produced, pleasing to tlie taste and acceptable to tbe stomach, prompt in
its action and truly beneficial in its
effects, prepared only from tlie most |*-**-*'
healthy and agreeable substances, its
many excellent qualities commend it
to all and have made it the most
popular remedy known.
Syrup of Figs is for sale in 50
■y.ent bottles by all leading ilriif*;.
gists. Any reliable druggist who
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fleet wns steering tt southerly course.
Oregon nt Huh In.
Boliin, Brazil, .Mny 0.—The battleship
Oregon arrived here at 9:40 this morning. 11 is snid she is noting under instructions from Washington.
.SlfiMbee at Sen*
Delaware. Breakwater, May 0.—The
auxiliary cruiser St. Paul, Captain Si<^
bee commanding, put to sen this morning. Her destination is not  known.
Fort Monroe, Virginia, May 1).—The
cruiser New Orleans, Captain Folger, arrived at Hampton Roads this morning
nnd joined the Hying squadron. The new
cruiser wns watched with great interest
hy Commodore Schley and his staff. They
expressed grent admiration for the new
vessel. Sho is evidently better fitted thun
the detached Columbia, though not so
Tire Minneapolis will come down this
i afternoon fully eoaled and the squadron
will then consist of three, cruisers, two
battleships and a converted yacht.
Work mi Transport!**
Tampa, May 0.—Work on the transports is rapidly approaching completion,
All eyes are now turned toward Puerto
Uico and word from Sampson's fleet is
anxiously awaited. Should the news of
n decisive victory over the Spanish fleet
lie received orders to embark will follow
Lieut, Ilonnn RetaruN.
Nassau, Mny 9. —First Lieutenant An
drew S. Rowan of tho Nineteenth infantry, agent of the United States war department on a visit to Cuba arrived here
lie has seen the Cuban leaders nnd incidentally saw Sampson's Ileet steering
in an easterly direction.
Force the fi^mihk.
Xew York, May 9.—A special to the
Tribune from Washington says:
"Aggressive along the whole line,'' do-
scribes the attitude of the administration,
according to the policy now definitely
adopted, growing directly out of Admiral
Dewey's unparalleled oc Movement in Asiatic waters.
Any hope that existed that Spain, after
n crushing blow, would recognize the futility of senselessly resisting the iuevit-
, has, at last, been abandoned. Tlie
president hns determined that the fighting shall be vigorously forced, with the
full power of the United States, in order
more speedily to terminate, the conflict
by the destruction of the last vestiges
of authority exerted hy the Madrid government beyond the shores of the Spanish peninsula, itself.
The belief to which conservative officials cling, that Spain, confronted fnce to
! face with force, would throw herself Upon
I llie mercy of the Kuropean concert, and
[yield her1 misgoverned exterior possessions
Ito escape humiliation, if not utter degradation, »t home, has wholly disap-
' [reared and the president's advisers nre
now united to a mnn in supporting the
policy of extreme aggression.
Will  Hurry  to Culm.
The bugbear of the yellow fever scourge
\ te to he  ignored and  the Spaniards nre
I lo ho ejected from Cuba hefore midsunr-
I nier if American soldiers can drive them
out.    Last week's decision  to keep   the
! volunteer army in great com pa nt, home,
to drill and  harden  them  for the campaign of invasion next fall, hns lreen set
aside and instead the new regiments furnished hy the states will he hurrying toward Cuba within a Week.
There will he no temporary establishment of a base at Matanzas in order to
distribute arms to Gomez, no dispatch of
several thousand regulars to return a few
weeks later and no temporizing with thc
grave situation that is marked by the lingering starvation of half a million human
Next Sunday the permanent army of
occupation will Im established in Cuba
beyond the shadow of a doubt, and volunteer regiments will 1>e hurrying forward to reinforce it from nearly every
stato east of the Rockies. At the some
time the regulars and volunteers west
of thc groat divide will bo embarked on
tra nsporU a nd ia i rly started on their
voyage of lifiGO miles to establish American colonial government in the Philippines.
Campaign on the Inland.
Ordci-s have gone forward from tho wnr
department   to   utilize  all   the   vast   re-
! sources of the nation to carry out these
plans with energy and rapidity.
it ♦■"■ui it of Dewey'* Victory,
Chicago, May 9.—A special to the
Times-Herald  from  Washington says:
Thc representatives of the foreign gov-
ornments are taking au intcn.se interest
in the conflict between the United States
and Spain. They are specially concerned
at present over thc fate of the Philippines aiid discussing the possibility of
intervention hy the powers.
The concensus of opinion seems to Ire
•hat if the l'nited Stales should conclude
to retain possession of the conquered
islands in the Pacific the Kuropean powers will hnve no cause to interfere. Attention is ulso called to the fact that with
he capture of the Philippines the United
States can also elaim the .Marianne, Palawan and Caroline islands.
A foreign diplomat, whose opinion is
entitled to consideration, in discussing
the situaton, says:
"European statesmen nre much gratified to note that the United Stutcs appears determined to handle the Philippine question ably and strongly. When
the newspapers first asserted thnt only
10,000 soldiers were lo be sent to reinforce Admiral Dewey and make permanent the fruits of his victory, considerable uneasiness was felt.
"It would be n physical impossibility
fo police the 8,000,000 or 9,noo,(KK) inhabitants of Spain's Oceanic colonies with
that number of men. Under a good military government it would require 10,000
fur administrative purposes alone. The
proposition to transport 30,000 soldiers to
this conquest is more like a business
"11 may surprise. some Amcricans to
know that Dewey's victory carries wilh
it spoils of war probably larger than was
ever decided by the issue of ■one bat lie.
Tho future value und Influence of this
conquest is nlmost incalculable. Studying tho situation ns it exists we must
assume that with thc fall of the Phillip-
pines the l'nited States will claim us
their due all the natural results of such
a capture. *IJy this one victory tlte United States acquired at least the right of
disposal of the destiny of more than 0,-
000,000 people.
"Together with the Philippines go the
Marianne und the Palawans and Carolines. The Philippines have an area of
11-LIW0 square miles; the Marianne or
Lad rone islands have. 440 square nriles
and the Palawans and Carolines 1450.
Stretching eastward from the Philippines
these groups extend about 46 degrees of
latitude. A little further to the north
and east are the Hawaiian*. Should the
L'nited States then build either of the
Isthmian canals she will not only control
the ocean water pa-ssage, but in the most
strategic portion of the Pacific ocean, she
can, as it were, cross that vast expanse
of the ocean upon her owu stepping
TliankM  to Dewey.
Washington, May 9.—The president
today sent the following message to congress :
To the Congress of the l'nited States:
On thc 24th of April I directed the
secretary of tiro navy to telegraph orders
to Commodore George Dewey, United
States navy, commanding the Asiatic
squadron, then lying in the port of Hong
Kong, to proceed forthwith to tire Philippine islands und there commence operations and engage the Spanish fleet.
Promptly obeying tho order, the United
States squadron, consisting of the flagship Olympia, Baltimore, Raleigh, Boston and Petrel, accompanied by the revenue cutter Hugh McCulloch ns nn auxiliary dispatch boat, entered the harbor
of Manila ut daybreak on the 1st day of
May nnd immediately engaged the entire
Spanish fleet, eleven ships, which were
under the protection of the fire of land
forces. After a stubborn fight, in which
tho enemy suffered great loss, those vessels were destroyed or completely- disabled und the water battery at Cavite
was silenced. Of our brave officers nnd
men, not one was lost and only eight
injured, nnd those but slightly. All our
ships escaped serious damage. Uy the
4th of May Commodore Dewey had taken
possession of the naval station at Cavite,
destroying the fortifications there and at
the entrance of the bay and paroling
their garrisons. The waters of the hay
aro under his complete control. He has
established a hospital within the American lines where 260 Spanish sick and
wounded are assisted and protected.
Tlie magnitude of this victory enn
hardly be measured by the ordinary
standards of naval warfare. Outweighing uny material advantage is the moral
effect of this initial success. At this unsurpassed achievement the great heart of
our nation throbs, not with boasting or
with greed of conquest, but with deep
gratitude that this triumph hns come in
a just cnuso arrd thut, by thc grace of
Ood, an effective step has thus heen tnken
toward the attainment of wished-for
To thoso whose skill, courage and devotion have won the fight, to thc gallant
commander nnd brave officers nnd men
who aided him, our country owes an incalculable debt Feeling as onr people
feel, arrd speaking in their name, I at once
sent a messnge to Commodore Dewey
thanking him and his officers and men
for tho splendid achievement and overwhelming victory nnd Informing him I
had  appointed  him noting reur-admiral
I now recommend, following our national precedents, and expressing the fervent gratitude of every patriotic heart,
that the thanks of Congress he given to
Acting Rear Admiral George Dewey of
the United States navy for his highly distinguished conduct in conflict with the
enemy, and to his officers nnd men under
his command for gallantry in thc destruction of thc enemy's fortficntions in the
bay of Manila.
Executive Mansion.
Oh, scorn Dot things of low degree,
And sigh for wealthy state;
Far better court humility
Thau burdens of the great,
. For he who wins ambition's fight
Can never be at ease;
He gains, 'tis true, a wordly height,
But has a world to please.
; For enrea Increase aa honors grow.
And in his new estate
He finds,  thought  bright tbose    honors
"lis thraldom to the great.
The flatterers that about him throng Jfr
Each has some dole to ask;
To please them Is no Idle song,
But au Herculean task. i
We value things as they appear,
Nor count the cost und pain
Which line Uie road to that bright sphere
The envied ones attain.
Fame ls no royal heritage; *
Its crowns are free to all;
But who Its dizziest heights would gauge
Must risk the dizziest fall.
Then sigh not for ambition's meed.
Its sceptre and Its crown;        ,    *
Uneasy lies the kingly bead, *
Though pillowed upou down.
-Chicago Inter Ocean.
Tho annunl conference of the independent labor party at Birmingham,Englnnd,
week before last, was largely attended
and wns marked by much enthusiasm.
Thc question of federating all socialist
bodies of Grent Britain were submitted
to a referendum vote, nnd it is confidently expected thnt at least the federation
proposition will he accepted. Keports
showed that tlie party was in good financial condition and thut the propaganda
work hnd been very successful, ns was indicated by nn informal vote at the polls
nnd by substantial victories for candi-
Mobile printers have donated 50 cents
per capita for the purpose of building a
worship for Uncle Sam, The German organ of the national branch of the craft
says it is undecided whether it would
weep or laugh at Buch nction.
MABEL AND BOB are going to
Eastsea for October, and tbey
have asked me to go with
Hirm. I must Bay I'm not In ecstasies
over tbe affair. The seaside ln late
autumn ls a bit "off." All the nice fellows have gone back to towu; there ls
no biuid; the pier ls deserted, and you
muy walk tbe entire length of the
parade and meet nobody of more Importance tban a boatman.
Still, I may as well go. There ls
nothing ou at home at present, aud 1
feel a tt-IHe seedy. Mabel, too, complains of being dull. Was she ever any-
tblug else? Of course, It's a waste of
time taking any smart frocks, and as I
tell Jane to pack my new cycling costume (It's Just lovely), 1 sigh, for I
kuow Its sweetness will be thrown
away at Eastsea.
I can't say how thankful I am, when,
having seen my "bike" safely lu tbe
von, 1 find myself in a first-class compartment and know tbat at last I am
rid of mamma. Mamma ls trying at
the best of times, but when I'm going
away by myself she's really awful. All
the way to tbe station she was telling
me to be careful every other minute.
She seems to think I'm a perfect child.
The Journey la uneventful. Sometimes one has delightful little adventures when traveling. I remember
bow—but never mlud tbat now. 1 manage to beguile the time pretty well with
a novel and a box of chocolates.
Bob ls waiting for me on the platform. He says I look very well. I
rather like Bob. To be sure he Is absurdly infatuated with Mabel, and pets
and spoils her in a way tbat ls quite preposterous, but 1 suppose he can't help
it. When I ask him how Bhe ls, be says
not very well, and he says 1 must try
and cheer her up. 1 nearly laugh lu bis
face. Of course, 1 know there Is
nothing the matter with her. The fact
Is, the more you humor Mabel the worse
she ls.
As I expected, I find her with that
martyred expression of countenance
Bhe adopts, when she wants mollycoddling, and after dinner I march hcr off
to bed. Bob, who makes himself a
pitiable slave, says he will sit with hcr
a little If I don't mind being left alone.
I say not a bit, and tell him I'll just
have a short spin on my wheel before it
gets dark. At this Mabel nearly goes
Into hysterics. She calls me "imprudent." However, I get away by promising to keep ou the Parade. Really,
Mabel Is getting quite old womanish.
It Is a pleasant evening, and 1 have
the road nearly to myself. As I expect-
Ed, the place Is almost deserted—almost,
but not quite. Golug down I pass a
gentleman ou foot. I like the look ot
him. He Is tall—I dure say my bead
would rest comfortably on his shoulder
—and as I steal a glance at bis face as I
skim by I see that he Is good looking.
Meeting him as I come back I see that
he Is very good looking. I see that he
thinks tbe same of me. Our eyes meet.
He stares—In admiration—and, although I don't look back (I don't know
how I resist the feeling), I know he
stops aud looks after me. After all, lt
ls lucky I brought my new costume. I
Bhall probably see bim again. Of
course I say nothing to Mabel about
him. Sbe would ouly begin about my
His eyes haunt me all night.
I do see hiin again—the following
evening. This time I do look back, and
he has stopped, aud he ls watching me.
I am vexed with myself for looking,
and I know I shall blush the next time
we meet.
It happens the ensuing morning. Coming out of tbe gate I nearly ruu against
him. lu my con fusion I drop my glove.
He stoops to pick It up. So do I. Our
hands touch. He apologizes. So do I.
Then be raises his bat and goes ou his
As luck has it, Mabel ls a witness of
this encounter frotn tbe sitting-room
window. Her face Is Just awful, and
when I get In she "begins."
"He stood and stared after you for
fully five minutes," she snys, nearly
choking with Indignation.
"Hid he, really'/" I murmur, feigning
astonishment. Of course I knew he
had.   "How rude of him!"
"Rude!" Mabel echoes. "Carrie, you
must'nt go out again alone. 1 shall tell
Well, this Is a shocker! I don't want
Bob tacked ou to me whenever 1 go out,
and I make light of the matter and tell
her not to be absurd. It's positively
appalling how staid and proper Mabel
has become since she was married! If
I thought tbat marriage would have the
same effect on m» I'm very sure nothing on earth should Induce me to go to
the altar.
Well, she tells Bob, and ns "he" happens to be on the parade opposite, she
poluts him out.
"Isn't he a common-looking fellow?"
sbe says.
That's the worst of Mabel, she will
allow herself to be prejudiced.
"Looks like a barber out for a holiday," Bob rejoins,
Mabel laughs sillily. Her infatuation for Bob ls really amusing.
"Why like a barber!" I*a«k, coldly.
"His hair la cut so well."
Mabel giggles. It is strange how some
people mistake vulgarity for wit.
A week has passed. Affairs are approaching a crisis. He loves me. I
know It. He simply follows me like
my shadow. If I go on the pier, he Is
there. If I take a book and sit ou tbe
parade, he Is there again. I can only
escape him try Ming uiy bike, '.I'll I
can't be always biking. Besides, the
roads are not very good about Eastsea.
It's a perfect shame we don't know
each other. I am certain he ls a gentleman—In spite of what Bob and Mabel
Bay. He has that lordly bearing and
those aristocratic features oue reads of
ln novels. Of course, Bob aud Mabel
know nothing of such matters.
To tell tbe truth, I'm a bit disgusted
with hlm. I shouldn't mind so very
much if he did speak to me, but 1 can't
very well tell him so. 1 suppose he's
afraid I should snub him. Of course I
should have to preteud to be very
And then there's Mabel. If she found
•ut—well, I should be packed off home
at once. Still, something must be done.
He Is growing desperate.   So am I.
1 have found a way. It Is simple, yet
effective. I am going to tumble off my
"bike"—on purpose—and be will come
to my rescue. It Is an original Idea and
rather lukcs my breath away. I wonder what Mabel would say If sbe knew.
Really, I think sbe would faint.
I have arranged everything beautifully. Betweeu t, and 6 every eveulug
he paces the paraGo, smoking. This ls
the hour wheu I sh>U put my design
Into execution. I shar. pass him, van-
Ish arouud tbe corner, quickly dismount, lay my machine In r»e road, and
sit ou tbe curbstone nursing «iy aukle.
If all goes well he will be the hvst person to Uud me. I shall explain tliat I
bave had a uaBty spill and damaged
myself. He will give me his arm and
assist me home. Thus we shall become
All goes well. I pass hlm, turn sharply around the corner, Jump off, lay my
machine down, and sit on the curbstone
with a woebegone expression on my
face. A few minutes later he comes In
sight, naturally looks after me, Bees
me hors de combat, and flies to my assistance.
"You are hurt?" he says, eagerly.
I looked up In feigned agony.
"It Is my ankle," I murmur; "I think
1 have sprained tt." and 1 rub It gently.
I nm glad I put on my best silk stockings and my newest shoes.
"I will fetch a cab," he goes on.
"I think—I think I could manage if
you gave me your arm," I answer. "It
Isn't very far."
He helps me up. I manage to limp
very prettily, though I'm afraid I'm not
so pale as I ought to be. However, I
succeed In concealing this little deficiency by holding my handkerchief to
my face.
Shall I ever forget Mabel's expression
when she sees us? It Is all I can do to
keep from laughing. Sbe opens tbe
door for us, aud I explain matters. She
thanks my rescuer with frigid politeness and helps me to the sofa.
"Thank you very much, Mr.  ," I
murmur, BWeetly, as  I give hlm  my
"My name Is C—Cunningham," he
stammers.   "C—Captain Cuuulugham."
Then he bows himself out. Captain
Cunningham! I knew he was well connected.   Aud how be pressed my baud!
As the door closes on hlm Mabel, wlio
has been In a state of suppressed
wrath, practically explodes. I answer
that I couldn't help falling. A fib is
necessary here. Theu I ask her if Bhe
doesn't thluk It lucky be happened to
be passing. She ouly bites her lip ln
silence.   I smile.
My sprained ankle causes me some Inconvenience. Mabel, who fusses ubout
a pin scratch, insists ou keeping me on
the couch for a couple of dnys and
auoiuts the Injured place with quarts
of embrocation.
This has a wonderful effect. I nm
better ln no time. With the aid of a
stick lit wou't do to recover all at once)
I get out on the front, eager, expectant.
The captain has called twice to inquire
after me, nud now he hastens to my
We spend a very pleasant morning.
His acquaintance with tbe titled classes Is extraordinary. He Is a personal
friend of the Prince of Wales and has
stayed at Sandrlngham. He says he
has come to Eastsea to recuperate. He
tells me there are times when be tires
of the constant whirl of pleasure In
w bleb he lives; times when be loves io
steal away to some retired spot w'itb a
sympathetic companion. Here he gives
ine a look that cannot be misconstrued.
I fancy he ls a poetlst. I shall ask
him to write some verses In my album.
I see him often now. I ask him In to
afternoon tea. He pleads an engagement, however. As a matter of fact, I
don't think he cares for Mabel. 1 am
not surprised. Her attitude toward
hlm Is—well, rude.
I wonder If I am In love with him. He
ls with me.
On the Friday evening Bob brings
papa back with hlm to stay till Monday. This doesn't upset me In the least.
I can twist papa round my little finger.
Nevertheless, I secretly wonder what
he will thluk of the captain.
After dinner I take a seat In the window. He walks up and down the
parade at this hour—waiting for me.
Papa comes to look at the sunset. He
ls certain to see Ferdinand (Ferdlnaud
Is tbe captalu'B name, one of tbem at
least; he has ucarly a dozen).
Suddenly papa startles us all with a
loud exclamation that ls—well, not fit
for publication.
"What Is lt?" Bob says, coming forward.
Papa Is purple with rage.
"What!" he roars, his finger extended. "Why, there's that scoundrel Francis, the waiter from the club."
We all crowd forward. I am In front.
The captain Is directly opposite. I bow.
He lifts his gloved hand to his hat.
Then an awful change comes over bis
face. He turns positively limp, and
staggers.   Is he 111, or ?
"But papa, that 1b Captain Cunningham," I gaBp.
"Captain!—I'll give him captain.
Where's my hat?"
They rush from the room. I sit with
my face In my bands. It ls too awfully
awful.   A waiter!
The other day I heard Mabel tell
mamma that she thought I'd grown
more prudent since. Well, I supposs
I have. And no wonder! But I shall
never reveal the truth about that
sprained ankle.—Madame.
■'und. Ol.lall.l f„r i,rK,nnlK Work
on lhe <;„l.„ Scepter I-i*iiertle«—
Mines in ie lC-,N«l„,,,l|)l«lrli-l-
< oul .Mine -ar Fori Stele.
ui,- tnareign on hook*
1 •■'■' "island distrlot
125 leot.Vd a two-fool
i been o*)\,,|] „.,,   xhe
J. VL. McDonil of Milu-a/kec bas arrived at Jlissou, Mont., aid it is said
that lie brings ith bim .be necessary
funds for heginug work in tbe Golden
Scepter propertS at Quioey in (Jranit-
county.   Tlie (lien Scatter is a  pbe
noincnal body of.w grade ore and man\
thousands of dolrs ham been silent in
getting tie propey iu condition to work
Tbc coinjniy fail before completing tin
plant.   A -row ca'pany bas been organ
ized and as huti comparatively  smttl
outlay is ne<-*\,„. to complete the wot*
it Is nnti--ipalt\ hllt y,e luillc wjh be
producing Imllii. lt lin ^jy date.   The
camp is back InV bills alKiut !I0 miles
from llie main Ytt\uf t*lc Northern l'a-
oiflc. The plant \nL\m lin ,.l„tiic railway and one of S largest und finest
mills in llie stale.   \
On Lookout ^.nninin.
The tunnel on the 3L.relgn on Ixh*
out mountain in "    '
is now in about 1
body of ore bus oeen onqd |n,
mineral is an iron pyrites,V*ti, a little
copper, although the latter\ not. present in very large quantities Assay*'
run Irom |3 to $15, and Quapetenon,
one of the owners, who was up-jk, other
*l.iy, says tbat an average is dose to
$1(1. il... shaft is down about Vj feet.
and oonsidcrauo quartz is being iooun
tercd, from which b-,0,i values are being
obtained. There is alio.- two.and Shall
leet of quartz in sight at ■-,,, bottoi, ol
the shaft, and the ganguc ,.. ,, dioiitc.
carrying some mineral.
C'ro-tv'H   \,.«l   Conl   Mine.
At the Crows' Nest coal mine m.,
Fort Steele there are at present 44 men
employed, and a number of cominodloiM
log buildings have been erected for thei!
use. They are now in about 1000 feel
on tbe vein, and bave made eonsiderabl*
progrees in "rooming" the coal. From 4(
to OO tons a day is being taken out, and
there js already 2000 tons on thc dump.
The work being carried on now, however,
is principally for development purposes,
so that when the time comes as large
a force of miners as may be necessary
may be employed to meet the demands
of the market. By the time the railroad
is finished through to Kootenay lake the
mine will be in shape easily to produce
from 200 lo .'100 tons per day.
Smeller ut Vancouver.
Tlie council of the city of Vancouver.
11. 0., has accepted a proposition from tbe
Van Anda Company to erect a smelter
of 300 tons daily capacity within five
miles of the city and to pay the company
a bonus of 50 eenls per ton on tbe lirst
100,000 tons smelted. The people will
vote on it.
Tlte Georu'ln Fraction.
Victor Monnler bas just completed a
10-foot shaft ou tlie Georgia fraction, between the Georgia and the Evening Ktar,
and a good looking ledge has been dis*
closed. The vein is four feet wide and
shows considerable copper, which is not
common on tlmt side of the bill. Two
assays made in Spokane returned $32.50
and a little over $12 respectively. Work
has been discontinued on account of the
water from tbe surface, which interfered
with tbe sinking of the slinft. Mr. Mon
nier expects to resume operations when
tbe weather will permit.
What does It mean? As tired in the
morning as at night, can't Bet rested,
nervous, sleepless, dull, languid.
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third tban that of the Mississippi.
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exclusive use of the word •■(.AhlOKIA, 11110
" PITCHBK'SCASTORIA," as our I rade Mark.
Dr Samuel Pitcher, of Hyannls, Massachusetts,
vas the originator of'* PI rcliKK'S CASTORIA,"
he Baine that has borne and docs now bear tbo
acslmlle signature of CHAS. H. PI.RTCIIER o«
:very wupper. This ttthe original "PITCHER'S
I  1ASTOR1A" which has been used In the home.
| .f the mothers of America for over thirty years.
Twit Carefully at the wrapper aud see that it it
he kind yon have alwayi bought, and haa the
,1-mature of CHAS. H. FLETCHER on the
■vrapper. No one has authority rrom me to UM
,iy name except The Centaur Company of which
■has. H. Fletcher is President.
March S, 189?.        SAMUEL PITCHER, MJk
In Japan every workman wears on his
cap an inscription stating his business
"ul bis employer's name.
T1" '-ders of this paper win be pleased to
learn that here la ttt ieaHt one dreaded disease
that science .,„ bcen ol)*e to cure in all Its
Hases and that., catarrh. Hall'B Catarrh Cure
la the only poslt.-.„ cure now known to the
-nedlcal fraternity, vtarrh being a constitutional -ilsease, requires . constitutional treatment. Hall's Catarrh Curt- .„ takt-n Internally,
ictlng directly upon the blood ^.a mucous surfaces of the system, thereby de-Mr0ying th.
foundation ot the disease, and giving o,e patient strength by building up the constitution
tnd assisting nature in doing its work. Tb.
Proprietors have so much faith ln Ita curatlvo
oowers, that they offer One Hundred Dollar*
'or any case that It fait, to cure. Bend for Hat
>f Testimonials.
Address:   F. J. CHENEY & CO., Toledo, O.
Sold by Druggists. 7Cc.
Hall'B Family Pills are the best.
Is  nn   AlleKcd   Simnlsli   Spy,
Washington, May 7.—An alleged Span
ish spy was arrested in this city tonight
nnd is now in confinement at the arsenal.
A complete cipher code and other Incriminating documents were found on his
Later it wns learned that the prisoner
has becn known under the name of Henry
Rawlings. He is 3 years of age and an
Englishman by birth. He last served on
the United  Stntes steamship Chicago.
A medical correspondent nt Taris says
lhat Dr. Mosso has established the fact
in every package of Schilling's Best tea.
Follow  them—no matter
what tea you use.        t21
The great barrier reef along the coast
of Australia is about 1500 miles long, the
work of coral insects.
pow.   .
At tnis season your feet feel swollen, nervous, and hot, and get tired easily. If you
have smarting feet or tight shoes, try
Allen's Foot-Ease. It cools the feet ana
makes walking easy. Cures swollen und
sweuting feet, blisters and callous spots.
Relieves corns ami bunions of all pain and
gives rest and comfort Ten thousand testimonials of cures. Try it today. Sold by
all druggists and shoe stores for 250. Bent
bv mail tor 25c in stamps. Trial package
FREE. Address Allen 8. Olmsted, Ls
Uoy, New York.
The expenses for the electric underground load now being built in London
bavo so far amounted to $8,000,000.
Plso's Cure for Consumption is the only
cough medicine used In my house.—D. C.
Albright, MIHlnburg, Pa., Dec. 11, '9:,.
Very many short-sighted people bave
prominent eyes.
CIT© Permanently Cured. No atsornervousnea
rltv alter first day's use or Dr. Kline's tlreat
Nervr tiestorer. Send for Fit UK BS.OU trial
buttle and treatise. DR. K. H. KLRtE, Ltd., tun
Arch street, Philadelphia, Pk.
Tlie Mormon colonies in Old Mexico are
to be connected by telephone.
After being swindled by all others, send us stamp
for particulars of King Solomon's Treasure, the
JNI.Y renewer of manly strenstli. MAHON
JHKMICAI. CO., P. O. Box 747. Philadelphia, i'ft.
Every German regiment has a chlrop-
jdist in its ranks.
Photographs have recently been sue
cessfully taken under water nt a distunes
of ten or twelve feet.
A$10,000,000 stoc trust is being organized. A peanut trust to control 25 concerns is in process of organization.. All
the independent spirits manufacturing
plants are combining nnd will be finally
absorbed by the trust. The $2,000,000
hard rubber trust is practically assured.
A IpteniTl} loot 1o* the Devetopinenf n Tunencan Pati!otism.;;
The Beautiful Life of Frances E.Willard
Written by Anna A. Gordon, for 21 years her private secretary and most intimate friend, Official memorial volume
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The Most Popular Book of the Century. -;
Size 8x10 inches, nearly 500 pages, beautifully illustrated.'
Retail price. Cloth. $2; Half-Morocco. ^.75; Ve luxe Kdition,
13-75-   Sent postpaid on receipt of price.
SulloIttiiH   Wanted   Hverywhero.
$5 lo fs per day easily made selling this book.   Experience
not necessary; most liberal terms; credit given; freight
paid; circular and terms free.   Write for outfit to-day.
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