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The Grand Forks Miner Jul 16, 1898

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In tlie grand battle between tlie squadrons of Commodore Schley and 'Admiral
Cervera, the battleship Iowa was the first
ship to see the Spanish ileet coming out
of the hurl>or. A moment later her crew
wus at general quarters and at 0:33 a. in.
a gun was llred t« attract the attention
of the fleet.
Captain Kvans" account of the Iki I lie
hs IkIiI in the CAbln of the Iowa is intci-
esling.   lie said:
"At the time the general orders were
Hounded the engine licll rang full speed
ahead and 1 put the helm to the Mar-
board and the Iowa crossed the bows of
the Infanta Maria Teresa, the (list Spanish ship out. As the Spanish admiral
swung lo the westward the 12-inch shell
from fhe forward turret of the Iowa
seemed to strike her fairly in the bow.
"The fight was a grand spectacle. As
the squadron came out iu column the
ships beaUUfulty spaced as to distance and
gradually increasing their speed to 13
knots, it was superb.
"The Iowa from this moment kept up
a steady lire from her heavy guns, heading all the time to keep the Infanta Maria
Teresa on her starboard bow and hoping to rani one of the leading ships.
"In the meantime the Oregon, Indiana,
Brooklyn and Texas were doing excellent
work with their heavy guns. In a short
space of time the enemy's ships were all
clear of the harbor mouth and it became
evidently impossible for the Iowa to ram
either the lirst or the second ship on account of the speed.
■Kuvt* the Ten'nu  ti  Broadside.
"The range at this lime was 2000 yards
from, tiie leading ship. The Iowa's helm
was Immediately put hard to starboard
uud the entire starboard broadside was
pouring into tlie infanta Maria Teresa.
The helm was then quickly siiifted to port
and the ship went across the stern of the
Teresa in an effort to head off the Oquen
do. All the time the engines were driven
at full speed ahead. A perfect torrent of
shells from the enemy passed over the
smokestack and superstructure of the
ship, but none struck her.
"The Cristobal Colon, being much faster
than the rest of the Spanish ships, passed
rapidly to the front iu an effort, lo escape.
Jn pas-ting the Iowa the Colon placed two
U-lntih shells fairly in our atarboard bow.
One passed through the coll'erdam and dispensary, wrecking the latter, aud bursting
on the berth deck, doing considerable
damage. The other passed through the
side at the water line within the cofferdam where it still remains.
Oqiiondo -Uot. a JJeneAt.
"As it was now obviously impossible
to ram any of the Spanish ships on account of their superior speed, the Iowa's
helm wus put to starboard and she ran
on a course parallel with the enemy. Being then abreast of the Almirante Oquen-
do, at a distance of 1100 yards, the Iowa's
entire battery, including the rapid fire
guns, was opened upon the Oquendo. The
punishment wus terrific. Two 12-inch
shells from the Iowa pierced the Almirante
Oquendo ut the same moment, one forward and the other aft. The Oquendo
seemed to slop her engines fur a moment
and lost headway but she immediately
resumed her speed and gradually drew
ahead of the Iowa and caught the terrific
lire of tlie Oregon uud Texas.
Torpedo Boatn Sighted.
"At this moment the alarm of 'torpedo
bouts' was sounded and two torpedo boat
destroyers were discovered in the starboard quarter ut u distance of 4000 yards.
Fire wus opened ut ouce ou them from
the ufter battery und a 12-inch shell cut
the stern of one destroyer squarely oil".
As the shell struck a small torpedo boat
fired back at the battleship sending a shell
within u few feet of my head.
"Well up, among the advancing cruisers
spitting shots ut one und the other wns
the little Gloucester, shooting first ut a
cruiser und then at a torpedo bout, und
bitting a head wherever she saw it. The
maivel wus that she wus not destroyed
by the ruin of shells. In the meantime
the Vizcnya wus slowly drawing abeam
of thc lown, und for the spuce of 15 minutes it wus give and take between the
two ships. The Vizcnya fired rapidly but
wildly, not one shot taking effect on the
Jowa, while the shells from the lowu were
tearing great rents in the side of the
Yjzcaya. As the latter (Missed ahead of
'the Iowa she caught u murderous fire
from fhe Oregon.
Two on the Beach In Flaiue*.
"At this time the Infanta Maria Teresa
and the Almirante Oquendo, leading the
enemy's column, were seen to be heading
for the bench und in flames. The Texas,
Oregon and Iowa pounded them unmercifully. They ceased firing and in a few
moments the Spanish cruisers were a mnss
of flumes and on the rocks with their flags
down, thc Teresa flying a white flag.
"The enemy's crew stripped themselves
and began jumping overboard, and one
of (he smaller magazines began to explode.
After the CrUtohal Colon .
"Meanwhile the Brooklyn and the Cristobal Colon were exchanging compliments
in a lively fashion at apparently long
range, and thc Oregon, with her locomotive speed, was hanging well on to the
Colon, also paying attention to the Viz-
caya. The Teresa and the Oquendo were
empty aud in flames on the beach just
20 minutes after the first shot was llred.
Fifty minutes after the first shot was
fired the Vi/.caya put her helm to port
with a great burst of flame from the after
part of the ship and headed slowly for
the rocks nt Acerraderos, where she
found her last resting plnce.
Attention Turned io Drowning.
"As it was apparent thnt I could not
possibly catch  the  Cristobal  Colon and
that the Oregon nnd Brooklyn undoubtedly would, aud as the fast New York
was also on her trail, I decided the calls
of humanity should be heard and assistance given to the 1200 or 1600 ollicers
and men who had struck their colors to
the American squadron, commanded by
Admiral Sampson. I therefore headed for
the wreck of the Vi/.caya, now burning
furiously fore and aft. When I was in
as far as the depth of the water would
permit, I lowered all my boats and sent
them at once to the assistance of the men
who were being drowned by dozens or
roasted on the decks. I soon discovered
that the insurgent Cubans from the shore
were shooting on men who were struggling in the water, after having surrendered to us. I immediately put a stop
to this, but I could not put u stop to the
mutilation of many bodies by the sharks
inside the reefs. These creatures had become excited by the blood from the
wounded men in the water. The boat
crews worked manfully aud succeeded in
saving many from the burning ship. One
man who will be recommended for promotion clambered up the side of the Viz-
caya uud saved three men from burning
to death. The smaller magazines of the
Vizcuyu were exploding witli magnificent
cloud effects. The boats were coming
alongside in a slcudy string and willing
hands were helping lhe lacerated Spanish ollicers and sailors on the Iowa's quarter deck.
"All the Spaniards were absolutely
without clothes. Some had their legs
torn off by fragments of shells. Others
were mutilated in every conceivable way.
As I knew the crews of the first two ships
wrecked hud not been visited by nny of
our vessels 1 run down to them. I found
the Gloucester with Admiral Cervera und
a number of his ollicers aboard and also
a large number of wounded, some iu a
frightfully mangled condition. Mnny prisoners had been killed on shore by the
fire of the Cubans. Thc Harvard came up
ami I requested Captain Cotton to go
in and take oil' the crews of the Infanta
Maria Teresa and the Almirante Oquendo, and by midnight the Harvard hud
074 prisoners aboard, fl great number of
tbem  wounded.
Kxauiplen of llerolem.
"For courage and dash there is no parallel in history to this nction of the Spanish admiral. He came, as he knew, to ab
solute destruction. There was one single
hope—thai was that the Cristobal Colon
would steam faster than the Brooklyn.
The spectacle of two torpedo boat destroyers, pnper shells at best, deliberately
steaming out in broad daylight in the
face of the fire of a battleship can be described in only one way: *It was Spanish
and it was ordered by Blanco.' The same
must be said of thc entire movement. I
took Admiral Cervera from the Glouces-'
ter, which had rescued him, und received
him with u full admiral's guard. The crew
of the Iowa crowded close to the turrets,
half-naked and black with powder, as
Cervera stepped over the side, bareheaded.
"One of the 12-inch shells from the
Iowa exploded a torpedo in the Vizcaya's
bow, blowing 21 men against the deck
above and dropping them dead und mangled into the flre whicli at once started
below. Tlie torpedo boat Ericsson was
sent to the help of the lown in the rescue
of 'the Vizcaya's crew. Her men saw a
terrible sight. The flames leaping out
from the huge shot holes in the Vizcaya's
side, licked np the decks, sizzling the flesh
of the wounded who were lying there,
shrieking for help. Between the frequent
explosions there came awful cries and
groans from the men penned in below.
This carnage was chiefly due to rapidity
of the Americans' fire. The bottoms of the
boats held two or three inches of blood.
In many cases dead men were lying in
the blood. Five poor chaps died on the
way to the ship. They were afterwards
buried with military honors from the
Simnlw.lt Courage Dnsurpassed.
"Some examples of heroism, or, more
properly, devotion to discipline and duty,
could never be surpassed. One man on the
lost Vizcnya had his left aim shot off
just below the shoulder. The fragments
were banging by a small piece of skin.
But he climbed unassisted over the side
of the ship and saluted his superior officers. One man whose leg hnd been shot
off wns hoisted aboard the Iowa with a
tackle, but never a whimper came from
"Gradually the mangled bodies and
naked well men accumulated until it
would hnve been most difficult to recognize the lown as a United States battleship. Blood was all over her usually white
quarter deck nnd 272 naked men were
being supplied with food and water. Finally came the boats with Captain Filiate,
commander of the Vizcaya, for whom a
chair was lowered over the side, as he
was evidently wounded. The captain's
guard of marines were swung up on the
quarter deck to salute him, and I stood
waiting to welcome him. As thc chair
wnt\ placed on deck, the marines presented arms. Captain Eulnte slowly raised
himself from the chair, saluted me with
dignity, unbuckled bis sword belt and
holding the hilt of the sword before hiin,
kissed it reverently, with tenrs in his eyes
and then surrendered it to me,
"Of course I declined to receive his
sword, and, as the crew of the Iowa saw
Ibis, they cheered like wild men.
I>entro>er Became Friend.
"In the meantime 30 officers of the Vizcaya had been picked up, beside 272 of
her crew. Our ward room and steerage
officers gave up their state rooms nnd furnished food, clothing and tobacco to those
naked officers from the Vizcnya. The paymaster issued uniforms to the naked sailors and each wns given all the corned
beef, coffee nnd hardtack he could, eat.
The war had assumed another aspect."
Guantanamo Troop** Starve.
Playa del Este, Guantanamo Bay, July
8.—A Spanish soldier, terribly emaciated
and so weak that he could hardly walk,
was picked up by men from the United
States gunboat Annapolis today at a
point near the entrance to the upper bay.
According to his story, there are many
Spanish soldiers in Guantanamo in the
same condition of starving. He says there
is absolutely nothing to eat there, but
Hard Coal DUcovered—Hold Tli lev en
at Helena—Lewiston Fruit for
Omaha-— I 'ropw Look Mont I'romln-
Ina- Iu All Section*, of Idaho und
Whn Illusion.
Kdward Mill has been appointed agent
at the Tulalip Indian reservation.
The crop reports from the Meyers Falls
action are most flattering. While a little
more mill would do no damage, the farmers all say the yield of wheat, vegetables
ami fruit will be unprecedented. There is
a larger acreage this year, ami barring accidents, most of the farmers will have a
comfortable bank account this fall.
P. VV, Tonncson, inspector of fruit pesls
fur Fierce counly, recently reported to the
agricultural society thut be hud visited
275 orchards, aggregating 825 acres, and
containing 74,250 trees. The average size
of orchards is three acres.
Ia'c Kendall and Dick Barber huve
found a vein of hard coul at Hardin, at
Lhe base of Mount Baker, which gives
most promising indication of being a valuable lind. The vein is six feet through,
and grows wider as it is being developed.
The boys are engaged iu running a toll
bridge at Glacier creek, and are doing
well. The rush to Mount Baker has just
begun, aud scores are reported passing this
point every day.
0. W. Bean, ex-stute superintendent of
schools, was in Pullman from his Snake
river fruit farm last week. Air. Bean
says the fruit prospects are splendid on
the Snake river. The prospects for an
immense crop of apples and pears were
never belter at this season of the year,
and all fruits 'promise au immense yield
and excellent quality. The codlln moth is
doing less damage this year than for a
number of yenrs, in consequence of which
the quality of tipples ami pears will be
much better than usual. Air. Beau suys
the grain crop between Pullman and the
river looks excellent and promises an
abundant yield.
The crops injured by hail in Garfield
county on the 13th of this month ure
coming out und will make a good crop on
the fall uud spring sowing. Mr. BramlctL
says his crop in Columbia county one season was destroyed by hail when it was
in the head aud after that it grew up
from the roots and made 35 bushels of
wheat to the acre.
At the closing session of the State
Teachers' Association at Tacoma QJyippia
wus selected as the place of the next meeting, which it wus decided should be held
during the Christmas holidays. These
officers were elected: President, K. S.
Bingham, Tacoma; vice presidents, O. S.
Jones, J. T. Forest und Mary F. Curew;
secretaiy, B. W. Brintnall; treasurer, M.
White, members of council from the association, O. s. Jones of Seattle, Mrs. B.
W. Brintnall of Olympia, H. B. iMiwcy
and L. L. Benbow of Tacoma.
Levi Watrous returned to Dayton last
week from a drive to the Snake river
country. He reports crops looking unusually fine in that locality. Although the
yields of grain will not be so heavy as in
more favored portions of the country, yet
they will beat all records for that locality.
Farmers Who surrendered their lands on
mortgages several years ago und rented
from the new proprietors, were last year
enabled to buy buck their land and this
year will have money to loan.
The fish commissioner is attempting to
solve a problem that is worrying the fishermen along the coast. The run of sock-
eye salmon has gradually grown later
each year luilil fishermen and cannery-
men declare now thut the run all along
the coast is on an average of 15 days
later than it was 10 years ago. It is argued that the nets und traps catch more
of the fish during the early part of the
season when the run is light, but when
the fish begin to come in larger numbers
there is a large number escaping into the
streams. It is the offspring of the late
fish which are now returning and they
come back later in the season.
■ Thomas Williams, for a long time tlie
operator at the Northern Pacific depot at
Wallace, left last week to join thc signal
corps, having been ordered to report st
Sheriff Oliver, who was in Mountain
Home recently, states there will be in the
neighborhood of 2,000,000 pounds of wool
handled there this season. This is 000,-
000 pounds in excess of the amount half?
died there last year. •
The fruit exhibit, now being prepared
by M. J. Wessels at the court house in
Lewiston, is daily growing iu dimensions-
Mr. Wessels is now preparing cherries and
ni spin'cries, and hus secured some grand
specimens of those fruits, He states that
the first shipment of the exhibit to Omiihn
will be mude ou the first Northern Pacific
outgoing train thut leaves latwiston.
Tlie warehousemen at Kendrick ure
making preparations to handle what uow
seems to indicate the largest crop ever
grown in the Pot Inch by making repair-.
on their warehouses. Hunter Brothers,
managers of Heistund, Wnrner & Co.'s
warehouse, will build nn addition to their
warehouse next week, 32x00. The grain
is growing rapidly under the influence of
occasional sunshine and showers, and it
is seldom that the climatic conditions
were more favorable than this season for
the grain stool ing.
C. E.Arney has returned from the southeastern portion of Bannock county on
school business. He says he never saw the
country in such fine condition. (Small
grain fields look like pictures. Hay is being cut on the mountain sides und thc
tame liny is away beyond anything ever
known before, all this too without irrigation. Oxford and Gentile valley pastures
are full of fine milk cows and the two
creameries of those loeatlities are very
busy. Gentile Valley creamery has over
two tons of butter on hand nnd is now
cow. He was accompanied by Geo. J
Lewis of Boise, u member of tlie board.
Mr. Yates was expected here two weeks
ngo, but he was detained in Boise by a
failure of the board to get together and
give him instructions. He is ready to go
to work now, and after a trip to the
United States land office at Lewiston, he
WHI enter the timber nnd begin tbe work
of appraisement. This te the preliminary
step in putting the white pine lands on
the market and means a great deal lo
that Bection of the country.
Captain Pierce, a Nez Perce brave, arrived in Kendrick last week, from Randall, where he has been in thc interest
of a claim that he is preparing to make
on the government for an allotment and
his portion of the money being paid to
the Nez Perces for the reservation, Captain Pierce says he has. been misrepresented by some of the Indians who claim
he belongs to Chief Joseph's Uiud and
participated in the wnr against the whiles.
und in this manner prevented bim from
sharing in the benefit der ned from the
Sale of the land. He has seen Kev. William
Wheeler and some of the other Influential
members of the tribe on flic North Fork,
who will make affidavit of the genuineness
of his claim. He claims Charley Adam--,
a well educated and prominent member
of the tribe, is his cousin, and feels highly
indignant at the treatment he is receiving, ami says it is due to the bad siwashes
about Lapwai.
After a trial at Livingston, tasting four
days John Webster has been found guilty
of the murder of Mrs. Lizzie M. West.
11. K. Cummins has an artesian wejl
boring outfit at Gle.ndive, and will shortly
begin operations on three different contracts.
The office of fish und game wurden for
Choteau county has beeu abolished In-
order of the board of couuty commissioners.
W. F. Strait of Iloundup reports that
there is lhe finest grass in that, section of
the country that he has seen for many
Ora Black, a rancher near Carbonado,
with five other ranchers, is getting out u
seven nii le ditch. The wuter will be taken
from Roek creek near the Selincs stock
Governor Smith hus called the state
board of education to meet at Helena July
!> to examine the charges that have been
made against Stale Superintendent of
Public Instruction E. A. Carleton.
Major C. U. A. Scobeyi the Indian agent
at the Fort Peck Indian agency, has n
half breed, Ernest Strikler. under arrest
for the murder of John Bruguier, another
half breed, on June 11.      ,
The hay meadows of Chotenn county
are being irrigated pretty generally up
and down the valley and the blue joint
is fairly jumping. The prospect is good
for a large crop of hay as well as a fine
stand of grass on the range.
Dr. D. B. McCann of Great Falls has
received a telegram from Wush'ngtun stat
ing that his name had beeu sent to the
senate by the president for confirmation
to the office of registry agent for the laud
office at Circle City, Alaska.
E. B. Howell of Butte has resigned as
a member of the state board of education
because his professional duties will not
permit him to attend the meetings and
otherwise fill the position to which Governor Smith appointed hiin. The governor
has appointed J, B. McKay, one of the
Butte educators, as Air. Howell's sue
According to the report of Captain Mac*
Pherson of the Associated Charities of
Butte, thut organization bus among other
good works, given away to worthy poor
people over 4IMI suits of men's ami boys'
clothing, besides innumerable dresses and
articles of female wearing apparel.
The necessary guarantee fund for the
races to 'be held at Great Falls in September having been practically secured,
Chairman At hey has appointed the following executive committee: Gold T. Curtis, Will H. Clarke, Al. Phillips, O. F.
Wadsworth, Jr., and K. A. Keichel. Two
men will be sent to Butte at once lo
confer with Manager Tipton.
A strike for eight cents per head for
shearing sheep resulted in the crew leaving the sheds on the lower Dupuyer, part
of the men going to Scofliu's and some to
F. P. Cowell's. Those who hnve already
sheared, Messrs. Jones, Delaney, Kyan and
Kay Cowell, have pnid the eight cents demanded. The balance of the sheep men
in this section, however, are not willing
to pay over seven cenls, says the Acantha.
Three masked men ut 2 o'clock iu the
morning of the Fourth, while Helena was
celebrating Sampson's victory, entered the
office of the Grandon hold, one of the
leading hotels of the city, nnd with revolvers compelled the night clerk to open
the safe and cash drawer, securing only
$75, however. The poller screamed for
help, disregarding the commands of the
robbers, and Airs, Aaron Hershfleld, one
of the guests, appeared in the office and
joined in the outcry, despite the weapons
pointed at her head. Hefore help came,
however, they had secured the money und
coolly walked away, firing tbeir guns as
if iu celebration of lhe Fourth of July as
they went. The police have no clue.
How tbe Kew La iv Touch en Hrokem
nud New Companies*-* Montana
strike nt Wildcat Mines—Reduce
rm- Viiiui'N to Bave Tin—Uarpster
Spokane,  July   11.      "I   do  not   know
where   the   idea  originated   that,  brokers
Cripple Creek gold camp is rapidly Increasing its gold output, as is shown bv
the record made for the first half of the
present year. For the six mouths ending
•Inly I the gold production for the di-
trict amounted to $7.2)N).iMin. The mouth
of June has a record this year of $1,300,
000, being the best monthly showing in
■the history  of  Ihr camp.     Ill   tlie   face of
this ever-increasing production the ore
reserves of the several big mine-, aie be
coming greater. A number of mine- are
holding in reserve their richest ore bodies,!
Un 111 n t     A ii \ I o ii Hi f     f ii r      \ e \\ n—Th e
im i tie Mny n«* aau-liiff—Keti
ti'ooiin Landed— Shatter's II e«-
NiitteH  ire frequent.
Severe Mow  lo Wildcats.
Helena, Mont.. Julv  II.    Alter a
or others subject to Ihe license fees nn- ■ (ought  legal battle CliaJ'lea Kelly, who i
Ier the new revenue law have 80 days
which to make thc payment," said Dep
uty Collector Wlllson. "There is a penalty for the violation of the law, and any
broker who refuses to pay the license
will find himself subject to the provisions
of a paragraph near the end of section -I.
which some may have overlooked. ll
reads thus: 'And every person who car
rics on any business or occupation for
which special faxes are imposed by thi*.
act, without having paid the special tax
herein provided, shall, besides being liable
to thc payment of such special lax. be
deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and
upon conviction thereof sliall pay a fine
of not more than $.">00 or be imprisoned
not more than six months, or both, at the
discretion of the court.'
"This law regarding brokers, bankers
and others is somewhat misunderstood, It
applies exactly lhe same as the license
law applies to liquor dealers. A license
must be secured aud must be posted conspicuously iu the place of business of the
person owning same, so lhat a revenue
officer may sec it when he calls."
Pointers for Minium* Companies.
.Mining men are still discussing the application of the stamp lax to issues and
transfers of stocks, and some flue points
of law have beeu raised, These same
points eame up in Xew York city to
bother the heavy dealers in stocks there. I
and Collector Treat of lhat city applied j'
for a ruling to X. It. Scott, commissioner
of internal revenue, ile sent the following, which answers many of the questions that have been raised iu the milling
regions of the northwest:
Ou the question of thc construction of
that part of schedule A of the ad of June
13, 1898, imposing a stamp lax on each
original issue, whether ou organization or
reorganization, of certificates of stock, il
should be held that the meaning of the
words "original issue" as herein used is
limited and controlled by the words
"whether on organization or reorganization," and that therefore the ouly certificates of stock on which the tax of 5 cents
now in a Spokane hospital totally para
ly/ed. will recover $22,-500, The supreme
COlirt decided lhe issues in the case in a
decision tlia-t is regarded as one of lb"
iim-t Important to mining men in the
history of ibe slate. Kelly sued the
Fourth of .Inly Mining Company for $."»n,-
000 damages in 1804 and obtained a judg
ment for #15,000, lie was brought from
Spokane io testify iu ibe original trial
on -,\ stretcher at the expense ol strangers
who were appealed to for funds. The
company was insolvent and another action was brought against the stockholders to bold tbem liable for the money. Th-
company was slocked for $7*»00,000- and
the jury found that the property was
worth .^:>.->,0iM>. The court holds thai
stock is "unpaid" even when the property has little value iu proportion to the
stock issued against it, and that the hold
ers aie liable for tbe debts of the company. The decision is regarded as a blow
at "men of iniiuence" to whom stock i*
issued to induce them to lend their names
to an enterprise. Tin- com I -ays, however* "Good faith iu Ihe valuation of the
property i- all the law demands. Uygood
faith is meani the actual belief of a prudent business man in the value pul upon
the property. Beliefs based upon visionary, speculative hopes will nol relieve the
stockholders." The decision of the court
will have a deterrent cite, t upon wildcat
in panics all over the west.
J. K. Clark of Unite, brother of W. A.
Clark, aud himself a millionaire, was the
wealthiest member of the Fourth of July
•oinpuny, and the judgment is obtained
igainst him, and he announced thai be
vould pay it immediately. Nearly $70*10
iias accumulated in interest and costs
since the judgment was first obtained,
iu,incc  rni   Viilne of Stock.
Spokane, July 11. It has become almost the universal custom iu Spokane to
incorporate mining companies wiib a cap
Utilization of $1.000.ooo, in shares of $1.
Older lite new revewfte law a *(<tmp u\
of ,"i cents for every $100 of lace value j.
lo be paid on every original certificate is-
"on each $100 of value, or fraeiion there- I "lM',i Jlft''r ""' lftw ia P***«l. This would
of," is imposed bv this a.l, are those ccr l,lewl "mt if a «>mpany be incorporated
tlfieates issued on or after July 1, on the for **&*>&** »nd immediately proceeds
organization or reorganization'of a com    l" issue !l11 1,s stock» ;1S is ««"% d<>ne-
the   purchase of  $500   worth   ol   stamp;
would  be necessary to make  the cerliti
Thc commanding officer of one of the
Kansas regiments encamped at San Francisco recently told his subordinate ollicers
to send to his tent any of the men who
knew how to drive mules. Each captain
nccordingly marched his command to the
colonel's headquarters at the appointed
hour, for the colonel is said to be the only
native of Kansas who does not know, nor
does not think he knows, how'to drive a
There is to be a balloon scene in a coming spectacle in a London playhouse. A
real balloon is poised in midair; the ropes
are about to be released, when the villain
of the play, hotly pursued by the detectives, rushes breathless into tlie crowd.
Escape is barred in every direction but
one. The bnlloon is released, nnd the fugitive sees his chance.
In certain parts of Africa it is considered ii mark of disrespect lo bury out of j
doors at all.   Only slaves nre treated
In case of a corporation having, for instance, an authorized capital stock of $1,*
000.000, of which it has issued only $600,*
000 prior to July 1, and after that date
finds it necessary to make one or more
additional issues under the authority
possessed by it, each additional issue thus
made is an "original issue" within the
terms and meaning of the statute here
under consideration, and the certificates
of such issue are subject to the stamp tax.
Where any original certilicate issued is
presented by the holder to thc company
or corporation for the issuance of another certificate or certificates in lieu
thereof, the result being tbat one certilicate would be issued for the 10 shares!
sold, and also an additional ccrlit'ieatt
for the 00 shares still remaining in bim
cntes valid. This is a tax which will fall
heavily upon many companies which stall
with  uo other capital   than au  uudevd
the certificate for DO shares (issued with   eH*   in  (1,e orgunizatfoi
the certificate for 10 shares sold)  in llctl | 0O|npanjes   with    small
thereof does not require any stamp, and
the certificate for the 10 shares does not
require a stump representing the tax of
f> cents on each $100 of value or fraction
oped chum and look lo the public to provide thc means of developing it through
the purchase of treasury stock at a small
figure.     I led Heed  to every da \   experience,
if a new company is fortunate enough to
dispose of 100,000 shares of treasury
■■■■lock at 1 cent per share. .%"►"' of Ibe $10110
so received would hnve to be contributed
to thc government. The injustice of the
act as it applies to western mining companies is apparent wheu it is considered
that if Ihe >tock snld al par for $100,000
lhe lax would be uo greater.
\\ iih Smaller Capital,
The result of lhe law is already appar
t  new   mining
There  is a  disposition  to  maintain  the
1,000,000 share system.   It has become so
customary that when stock is quoted at
a price per share. Ihe investor makes the
Washington, July 11.    There arc many
| Inquiries at Ibe office of the adjutant gen*
id   cral lot   ibe latest, dispatches.    To all this
answer is returned;
"General Shatter has been given a free
hand io deal with the situation, subject
to hui one condition, namely: 'That the
Spanish in Santiago must be captured.* "
The officials here do not corneal their
apprehension that the enemy may escape
from Santiago under cover of darkness,
ami aie consequent ly relieved today wh'-n
dispali lies show tbey .still occupy the
ton n.
The president himself is so much concerned ovcr the possible escape of the
Spanish force that Uo directed sending
explicit orders to General Shafter lo prevent it at all hazards.
Several dispatches received from Admiral Sampson ate said to relate lo dispatching Watson's fleet and lhe movements of lhe transports,
No   News   of   Hat tie.
Washington, July 11. Secretary Long,
Admiral Si card, Captain Mfthan and Captain Crowninshield of the naval war
board were in conference wilh the president "ii leaving the conference at I
o'clock Secretary Long said nothing had
been received indicating that a bombardment i- on al Santiago on llie pari of
I either lhe army or the licet. He .aid be
expected   to  gel   new-  of   lhe   fall   of  San
tiago ai any hour, but added, however,
thai   tbe expectation  is based largely ou
hop.-. The indications arc thai all truces
arc oil and thai the Dual struggle mu*
now be on.
I.n ii ill ii k    Kelnforeeiiieiil****..
Juragua. July  Hi. via Associated Press
Dispatch  IlouI and Kingston, Julv  11.
The shore-, of this  little cove  were  the
busiest   place  in  Cuba   (his afternoon.   |''i\,-
thousand men were disembarking from
steamers or preparing lo take up the
march to General Shafter's headquarters
near Santiago. There was as much confusion as if ll) circuses were preparing to
make camp.
The First Illinois. );i;,tl men. arrived
yesterday, began disembarking, and will
probably Im- He lirst ot General Shafter's
reinforcements to reach him. About 030
recruits for the regular anny in the Held
uere under way to the front. The District of Columbia infantry, !'i"' men. arrived ibis morning and began lauding at.
once. The auxiliary cruiser St. Paul nlso
arrived with tbc Righth Ohio Infantry,
1350 men.
Shafter's Three Messnares,
Washington, July 11. The war department has made public three dispatches
from General Shafter. The following was
received at 10:30 a. in.: "The navy promised,   alter   the   bombardment   be-in-,   lo
gel  in close to the harbor with soi V
their light draft boats. If the b bailment begins tomorrow (today I and is nol
quickly conclusive, thej will make the
attempt. As soon as Henry's reinforcements arrive, we will surround the town
and can knock il lo pieces with our light.
calculation  ou   the value  of  [be  mine at
thai  figure for I.MIMUMMl -.hares as a rule,
thereof, as it Is nol an original issue. The
only   stamp   required   with   reference   to
these certificates is u stump on the trans-1 lilki"--'  ''   fo1' granted   that   sueh  is  the
fer of  the   10 shares sold,  representing U*pMi«alion.
paymenl  of the tax of 2 cents on each ■     A company was organized a  few days
$100 of value or fraction thereof. | fl8°  vvIUl  il  apital  stock  oi   1,000,000
hares of a par value of 5 cents each. This
\o Sale, \u stumps.
In another case (stated for Illustration)
where a man holds several certificates for
shares of stock aggregating UK) shares.
and for his convenience calls upon the
company to issue to him in lien thereof
one certificate for 100 shares, there lieing
no sale nor agreement to sell, nor memorandum of sale, or delivery or transfer
of this new certificate, tbe statute, the
cerlilicatc or certificates (hereupon issued
to take the place of the original certill-
stock is to be put upou the market at
par, the ollicers of the company declaring
lhat it should bc as easy for the -tuck to
advance above par at that figure us is is
for lhe stock of a fictitious value of $1
per share to advance from the usual trifling figure al which the early blocks are
sold. It is urged for this plan that it
maintains thc million system and that
the investor may still readily know the
value of ihe properly by estimating it
t Ihe quoted price per share.    It  i- fur
•uie could not under the language and tner nrl,ed ,lutl it Ihl, neM |ftW shoiill
Imitations of the statute above cited re-Lame companies to organize with diverse
pme any stamp, as long as there is DO capitalizations much confusion would resale, nor agreement to sell, nor meiuorau- L,,],, nnj mining men and investors would
lnm of sulo, nor Iransfer of any of those have lo keep accurate lists of ihe eon.
ertihcates issued iu lieu of the original. | panics in order to be able  lo  judge the
transfer i
- < panics in
of sale, where Ihe evidence of | quotation
if  Bill
properly,   <*f sever ii
hown only by the books of I companies now iu embryo almost all will
the company, it lux of 2 cents is required ! adopt the id.it of 1,000,000 -hares at a low
to be paid on each $100 of face value or  nnr value,
fraction thereof, and the stamp represent- \-,.„ Ren-ulatlon In lOffeet.
ing  this is  required  to  be placed  upon'     0n  ,jllIv  [  ,|.r new  regulation of the
sll<'h h,M,k*- (general land olliee providing that  on all
Where the change of ownership is by applications tor patent of a group of
transfer certificate, that is to say, the ex- daims the improvements must equal in
ocuted authority to transfer is contained value *500 for each claim in the group
•m the iKick of the stock certificate whieh | vvc„t into effect.   The rule provides that
group, tint may De concentrated upon one if desired. Thc now
regulation will have no effect upon owners of single miniug claims, but it will
prevent the wholesale patenting of large
tracts of ground under the name of a
group of claims with only $500 develop
ment on the whole lot
Ha roster Happen In vs.
A large rattlesnake came through  the
pipe and giant of the High Bar mine Monday.     It   was unable  to do any damage
after it lauded.
turning its product into cheese.
A. J. Yates of Engle Mills, Ark., who  such  unceremonious fashion.    The hon-
tluit the Spaniards are daily told  that | was appointed appraiser of the white pine, ored dead are buried under the floor of
f they sm render to the Americans they  lands in this section by the state board, lhe house, where they must make things
will he murdered.
of land commissioners, has arrived in Mos*   pleasant for lhe living.
is lo lie transferred, the stump must be development need not be prosecuted u
placed on the transfer certificate, that Is|eaeh claim of the group, but may be <
to say, upon  the surrendered  certificate
containing lhe Iransfer.
In case of agreements to sell, or wbere
the transfer is by delivery of the certificate assigned in blank, there must be executed a memorandum thereof, to whicli
the stump is required to be fixed.
Under the ruling slated, in a case (that
may be supposed) of a man who is the
owner of a certificate for 100 shares of
stock and wishes lo sell 10 of them to
another person, ho does not require  the
affixing of any stamp thereto. 	
N. B. SCOTT,        |     Al   Caulkins  of Clenrwuler  is  out  nt
Commissioner of Internal Revenue,    i Dayton, Wash., for the purpose of ineor-
Crpple Creek Gold. I porn ting a company to operate 17 claims
Colorado Springs. Colo., July  11     The' in Green <Veek district
Twenty-three minutes luM
ig was received   :"'.\ly plain
keep up bombardmcnl on the
trenches and city, and ibe complete investment on ihe northwesl liy troops
which have jusi arrived al Siboney, one
regimenI of which has now reached me."
Soon after noon ihe following was received i "I regret to report thai Captain
Howell, signal ollicer, was killed late yesterday afternoon."
Warships Palled to Hit the Mark.
On Hoard lhe Dispatch Ikial Dandy, oil
Agundorcs, Cuba. July 10, via Kingston,
July 11. The Brooklyn, Indiana and
Texas, under Commodore Schley, began
the bombardment of tbe city of Santiago
at fl:10 o'clock this afiemoon, in obedience to o request from General Shafter,
conveyed by signal from shore. Tse warships lined np Irom the east to west, a
quarter of n mile from shore, and tired
over the limestone cliffs that come down
lo the sea aud hide tbe cily. live miles
distant.     The bombardmcnl  continued an
hour.   After 33 shots had been fired fr	
the s inch guns. Commodore s.-hlev became convinced lhe Brooklyn's fire was
falling short and ordered a cessation, permitting the battleships to continue with
their larger guns, having longer range-.
Signals from lhe shore announced that
the shells fell a thousand feei short and a
little io ibe lefi of the Spanish position.
Torni'M offer Considered.
Siboney, July 10, via Playa del GstO,
July ll. General Shafter held a conference with the American generals at Lhe
front today concerning the offer made by
the Spanish commander to surrender Santiago if the Spanish garrison was allowed
to march opt wilh sidearms and have 20
miles start without molestation. General
Toral agreed if this was accepted he
would not destroy the ships in the harbor, the ammunition in thc forts or buildings in the city. The majority of the
generals. General Wheeler leading, were
in favor of acceptance of these terms, on
the ground lhat the Spaniards can march
out to thc westward anyhow, Ind burn
the city and destroy all vessels, guns and
ammunition before leaving.
New York Troops for Hnivnll.
Washington. July II.—Secretary Alger
today issued orders attaching lhe Hawaiian Islands lo the military department of
California. The first New York volunteers will be assigned to garrison al Honolulu. General Otis has charge of transportation of troops t<> Die islands anl
hopes by the loth or a little later lo secure four coast vessels with capacity For
1200 men. THK   MINER.
TII E XtBXBb ■.-.'.ulna on auurtisT*, .id will
1» -...uiili-a l»m mMrasin CMiada or tha
Vj-.l*«i BUGM* ilor one ;.e*r ->*' evctipt ol two
ilc.lltt».  tili-^Se co^k-s. ir« e* ata.
itttt uI ?.; j-e 1 ctIgiok lad, J*r Biouth-
t'..*r.l. of 15 tt.-i.tr, per uoupi-rcil Zinc Sm
SuMrtitw.   AdverUflcmeu-w-,  rannin** for -.
•sl.orter ptrici l!**n t!>re« BWBths sreelnsseii
CORKKSWNDES-yE irolr. ctut P«t »' «*«
Y.J*.* District and coiuritcnitatioui ul-ou Hve
V.p"n-«  slirnji.   -KTcpmlile.   Send  in  *ro«i
■era wiiil* il is [rMh. and we .till io tt*
JOB rWNTISO torr.Ml «a\ in Blrf-fUss s'jll*
at th. f hl.rU-Bt nollPt.
A-Wn-as P. H. McCAKTF.B 4 BOSS.
iiusc roiiiR. b. o*.
selves in the right and supported our
belief, as we shall always continue to
do; even if we are downed occassional
F. H. McCartrr. Su Bosilid* WantiKer.
G. £aki. SIcr.nTKT* Editor.
Fk.sk 11  Mtl:»i:rnK,Jk Scc-rvlury.
The election, altnough not yet fully
decided, has developed many surprises, even the Opposition themselves
being rather startled at the strength
which they have suddenly developed.
At the present writing there seems a
possibility that the reins of the government may even be placed in their
hands for the next four years. Even
if it is not the government will have a
very small majority and this promises
to make the coming session of the
Provincial legislature one of the most
interesting ever held, as to carry
through any measure it will be necessary for the side advancing it to have
their full strength present at all times.
Defeated McKane by
jority of 180.
Csrs.--; Lodge I. O. O. F. No. 37-
I/-> f. "C mbt.th f.vki:y satukday
• V'. Yr. r. ovt-uinir »t H oYhwik In their
.im.u. H C. A M.ntiiil invitation ei*
noil Moiourniiit- lirctlm-n.
I*. 11  NELSON, N.l)
Wk.M.Clam, K.8.
hall .1 i
cnO-'ii ■
Equal Number of Each Party Elected
to the Legislative Assembly
of the Province.
Grand Forks bases Its hope of becoming the future substantial city of
the Boundary country, not only upon
the vast bodies of mineral in. the hills
surrounding It but upon Its position as
a farming center as well. Stretching
up the vails y for several m,iles to the
vest-ward of Grand Forks Is a strip of
as fine agricultural land as ever gladdened the eyes of man, while down
Kettle river to the eastward Is an unbroken line of farms as far as Cascade
City, seventeen miles.
In this strip of rich agricultural territory may be raised almost any of the
grains, truits or vegetables used by
mankind. At --"resent this land ls
owned by three or four men, who devote It almost exclusively to grazing
purposes, what Is cultivated being
mostly In wheat, but with the advent of
transportation and Increased population this land will undoubtedly be cut
up Into small tracts of- from five to
twenty acres and more attention paid
to the raising of fruits, vegetables, etc.
There is no reason, whatever, why
this section should not supply the entire Kootenay country with fruits and
vegetables which at present they are
bringing in almost entirely from Spokane. And with the advent of the
small fanner this will undoubtedly be
done. Indeed, already some of our
most enterprising farmers are beginning to turn their attention to the raising of small fruits, vegetables, etc., to
supply the home demand which until
recently had to depend entirely upon
the Spokane market, and just as soon
as facilities for the rapid transportation of their produce Into the Kootenays are assured they will commence
to reach out after that market as
Small farming In the Grand Prairie
valley has the great advantage possessed by almost no other district of
Similar size; the market Is practically
unlimited and farm produce Is always
In demand at the very best of prices.
And best of all, there Is room for all
Vtrho may desire-to come.
The rapid progress of mining development In this section should be a
source of much satisfaction to every
one who is interested either in the mining or other resources of the district.
Each week brings forth some new
property opened up and invariably with
the development of each successive
property Is announced another addition
to the already enormous mineral wealth
of the country. With the advent of
transportation our mines will begin actual ore shipments, and statements of
our mineral wealth which now seem
gross exagaratlons will be proven but
very conservative estimates.
Theoiiiciai returns of tne election ln tlie Bos*
land riiiiiiRiire now iu anil give Mr. Jiuihh Mar-
tin. the opposition candidate, a majority oiiso
ovor his opponent, John McKiui**, independent*
The following U a totalled statement oi the
Vote in the dill'ureut polling places:
Martin.   MeKaia*.
Rossland     iiffl 232
Trail       70 Ti
Cascade City       17 7
Grand Fork, 	
twenty-dollare for each offence, exclusive of
(net, and in default of payment thereof forthwith it shall be lawful for the Police Magistral*
or any two JuBtices i.i the Peace to issue a warrant under their bands and seals to levy tiie said
penalty nnd costs, or penalty or cost only by
distress und sate ol the onsnderi good, ana
chattels, and Iu ease of insufficient distress to
satisfy the said penalty, then it shall he lawful
for the aforesaid ninei-truu-s to commit the offender to the common goal for any period not
exceeding one calendar month uuless. the pcu-
ulty and costs, or penalty or costs, lie sooner
„'l'hlsll>-law may bo cited for all purposes as
the Dog and Kosil Tux Bylaw, No. in. lsyu.
□Readthe first, second and thiid time on the
■Jlth day of June 18ys.
Reconsidered and finally adopted this 2nd duy
July. was.
ll. s.]  , JKKK DAVIS, Mayor.
J. K. Johnson, city clerk.
Tlie alwive is atrue copy ol a bylaw passed by
the municipal corporation of the City uf Grand
Forks on the 2nd day of July 1W8 and all persons are hereby required to take notice that any
one desirous oi applying to have such bylaw or
any part thereol quashed, must make his application for tbat purpose lo the supreme court
within one mouth next niter the publication ol
this bvlaw In the British Columbia Gazette, or
he will be too late to be heard iu that behalf.
J. K. Johnson, Cily Clerk.
County Court Notice.
The sitting of tbc County Court of Yale will
bo holden at
Fairview, Friday, the  15th day ol
July, 1898.
at the hour of 11 in the forenoon.
By Commmand C. A. R. Lambly
Government Olllcc, Osoyoos, j        D. R, C. 0.
June 11th, 18'J». I
Grand Forks Brewery•
G. A. FRASER & CO., Proprietors.
Solicitor, Etc.,
Office, Main Street.    -   GRAND FORKS, B. B,
Lager Beer, Porter i Soft Drinks
Well, they didn't do a thing to us—
excepting roll us in the dust, jump on
us with both feet, walk all over us and
Jhen sit on us
We made a good fight but the odds
were "agin" us and we got it In the
neck. We're whipped and we know
Jt, But there's no use crying over
ppilt milk; the only thing to do ig to
make the best of the affair and, as the
song says, "There'll Come a Time,
gome Day."
The voters of this cjlstrlct have ie-.
jcided that they wanted to be represented in the next legislature by Jas.
Martin, opposition, ln preference to
}*flr. M<?Kane, ^e independent govern-
jnent candidate. They hays allowed
party to triumph over every other interest and if they are ever sorry for the
$tep they will have no one to blame
but themselves.
While we firmly believe that Mr.
JdcKane would have been the best man
■for the progress and prosperity of this
section, yet we sincerely hope that Mr.
^artln's success as a legislator will
surpass even his wildest expectations
and that he will accomplish much good
•fqr the. constituency which he represents, and especially for the Boundary
As supporters qf Mr. McKane we
.put forth every effort to sause the do-
feat of Mr. Martin, not from any personal enemity, but because we believed
him to be the least suitable man for
our repfgs sntatlve ; but now that the
Issue has been decided and Martin is
jn we shall shall return to our former
non-partjsam attitude and feel that we
can justly congratulate ourselves upon
having put up a clean fight devoid of
jhe bitter personalities into which
many of our opponents allowed themselves to b$ (Jr^V!};    We bejjeyed ourr
Driiilt Grand Forks ttrowery beer.
Harvesting haB commenced throuirhout the
Alderman Jones made a hunlncss trip to Cascade City Wednesday.
Tlio exodus to the brewery still continues at
regular Intervals daily.
Martin McMartin was ln theeity Irom Roes-
land on business during tlu week.
An efi'ort is being made to Induce a machine
shop and foundry to locate in the city.
Mr. Tye, ohtol surveyor of tbe 0, & W. was in
the city on business during live week,
J. B. and P. C. McArtbur of Roesland, are
making a business trip through this section.
Johnny Keough's tenant house on Second
street will be ready for the plasters and pointers
next weok.
J. K. Johnson made a trip to Marcus the lore
part of the week to meet hlssister, Mra. Kuuth,
of Denmark.
A. L. McDonald, of Upper Grand Porks, ls a
happy man these days. It is ft girl and came
last Satuiday.
Mrs. A. V. Knuth arrived in the city last Monday evening nnd 1b visiting with hor mother,
Mrs, Wm. Johnson.
The coolest thing wo have seen this week was
the water fight on Thursday while the water
works was being tested,
George Young Is building a large addition
to his house in the west pnrt of town. When
finished It will bc used as a dance hall.
Frank Sears, Real Estate and Mining Broker
Rents and other collections promptly attended
to.    Oflice, with H. A, Sheads, aesayer.
E. E. Reid, who has been exporting tbe water
aud light plant for theeity left fur tbo city left
fur hl& home ln Spokane yesterday morning.
Mr. Byers, representing the Mac Machino Co.,
limited, of RelleviUe, Out,, and Trial, B. C, 1b
In the city looklng>fter the interests of his firm.
A. K. Stuart, collector of Inland revenueB
for thc Greenwood district, passed through
town Wendesday on bis way to English Point
ou Chiistlnu lake,
Mrs. James Addison returned home last Tuesday evening from a three month's visit with
her daughter who resides at Union, a small village on the Island.
MaBcot, Peter A. Z.,Is authority for the talk
that tbe Grand Forks ball team is going
to "wipe tbe earth" with all coiners, Pete la
sueha"josher" you can't believe what he says.
LOST—Friday July 1, child's long grey Btriped
overcoat with a diamond glass cutter and pair
uf gloves in t|in pocket. Lost between Cascade
City and Grand Forks. Finder please leave at
the postoffice and receive reward.        jylti-28
Maurice aud Pat O'Connor have returned from
Neleou.B. C, where they went to attend a Betting of thc supremo court. Thc boys were interested in two cases and report having mado an
even break, wlnuing one and losing tho other.
J. Anderson, of Upper Grand Forks, 1b receiving one oi the finest stocks of Dry Goods ever
brought into this valley. His prices are always
as low as the quality of the goods will allow,
and It will pay our readers to watch bis add
which appears in auqthcr column.
J. W. McCool, one of tbc best known farmers
of the valley, returned last week fromSpukane,
wbere he purchased a mowing machine ot the
most Improved pattern. Mac la nothing if not
progressive and la sure to bc one of the lucky
ones when the wave of prosperity strikes the
An addition haB beeu built onto tbc Alberta
hotel and Mr. Goo, Cumings has tuken charge of
thc dining room, aud la fast making for himself
an enviable reputation as a caterer- His special
Sunday dinners are something tbat our epicures
should not >(Un8, Hey hiB bill of fare lu other
The surveying party in ohargc of Mr.England
wbo has charge of tbe work between tbe summit and Grand Forks, have moved tbeir camp
from thc foot of Christina lake to Mr, Gilpin's
place. It Is expected to have the line permanently located between tiie Forks and Cascade
City by the first of August.
WohavejUBt received one of tlie finest linos
of job stock ever brought Into the district, and
are now better prepared than ever to turn out
Job printing at short notice. Wo intend doing
(he job business if quality of work couuts.
When in need of anything in thiB lino give us a
call and we will fit you out.
Thero were Tour spoiled ballots, vii.:oneut
KnsBhmd and threo at Midway.
Tbo result in some of tbe districts was somewhat of a surprise, oven to the opposition who
claimed everything in sight and a little over;
as, for instance, Trull which was generally conceeded to be a government stronghold, gave
Martin a majority of four; while llie Boundary
country did not give him near thc majority
claimed for it it being confidently expected before tbe election that Martaiu would carry the
Boundary i.diBtrict by ajarger mitjority than
the total majority given bim by tbo riding.
In the Rossland electoral distiict the deciding
tpwi-tiou was tbe feeling which ran high over
tl-a,(lef**-at of Corbin's charter and tho matter of
distribution, Iu whieh the people of Russland
as well as our people did not foci that they bud
beon rightfully treated by the government; and
but for thu excellent compagiu work done iu
tlifs district the government would have received hardly a score of votes ln this end of
the riding.
The main drawback of Mr. Johu McKanc'a
fight was that it was not begun soon enough
and the lack of proper organization, and although a hard light was put up thc odds were
too great and defeat was almost certain before
thc campaign began.
The eleotion in this city passed off vory quietly and wneu the result uf the election became
Known there was no particular demonstration.
A few of Uncle Jim'B supporters celebrated iu a
quiet way, but the majority wbo waited to hear
the returns, said "1 told you so," and went
home to bed.
Parties Break Even.
The general result iu the province is a surprise
to thy country at largo, inasmuch as tho legislature at its noxtsessiou, will ha exactly equal
in point of numbers (unless Casshir should be
swept by a tidal wave and return one or two opposition members), according to tbe latest returns from tho various electoral districts of tbe
province as given out from the opposition headquarters in Vancouver. In tbe event of this report being correct, this will {five which over
side is honored with tbo I'riemorship and reins
of government decidedly tbe worst of it as it
will kill off one of their votos and whenever
thc first vote of want of confidence is taken the
vote will stand 19 to Vi lnlfavor of the side out
of power,
The following are tho latest returns obtainable regarding the provincial elections:
Opposition.                   Government.
Albcrni    I   Colmox    1
Entitled "Grand Fork", Rate
Bylaw, 1898.
WHKREAS-1T I.S NECEHSARY AND Expedient that o Bylaw he passed for levying a rate on all the lands and "improv-
menttj ou tbe revised nsse«Kmout roll uf the Corporation of thoClty of Grand Forks to provide
tor tbc general uud ordinary expenses of the
Baid Corporation during tbe year 1MW.
Thuiikfdhb tbe municipal Council of the
Corporation ot Uie City of Grand Forks enacts
us follows:
1. TherelBheroby settled, imposed ond levied
upon all the-laudsiiH-ntiou'iitt and described in
the reviBod assessment roll ot the said City of
Grand Fonts for tho your L898 un equal rule or
tax uf fifteen mills on thc dollar upon the lull
assessed value of the said lands as appears on
tlio said revised assessment roll.
2. There is hereby settled, imposed and levied
and there shall be raised and collected upon all
tho improvements mentioned and described in
the revised assessment roll of the Baid City of
Grand Forks (or the year 181W an equul rate or
tax of fifteen mills on fifty per cent of their value
as appears on said revised assessment roll.
3. Tbe said nt-sor taxesBhall become due
and payable by tlie person or persons liable to
pay the same to the Collector ot the snld city ot
Grand Forks, at ids olliee In tho said city, on
and after the IBih day of August, 11598.
•!. A rebate of one-sixth shall be allowed on
all taxes hereby imposed which shnll be paid on
or before the 81st day of August, I&is.
6. Tbe rates and taxes ou land and Improvements whicli are unpaid on the JiUt day of Deo-
comber, 1898, shall bear Interest from Baid last
mentioned date until paid in full at thc rate of
six per cent per annum Ihercon.
6. If the riitos or taxes hereby imposed or any
part thereof shall nut be paid on or before the
Hist day of December, 1898, the same may be collected In the manner provided by the "Municipal Clauses Act, 18U0" and amendments thorc-to.
7. This Bylaw may be cited as "Grand Forks
Rate Bylaw, lsyti."
Read first and socoud time the 30th of June,
Read third time, the 2nd day of July, 1898.
Reconsldoreit, adopted and finally passed the
Council tbis 8th day of July, 18'JH.
J. K. Johnkon, City Clork.
Provincial Land Surveyor.
Civil Engineer, Elc.
Particular Attention Given Orders From Private Familie
Barber Shop.
Centrally I/mated.   All Work Gauranteed to be
Firat-Ciaas in every Respect.
PETER A. Z- PARE,     •      -     PROPRIETOR.
We carry one of the most complete stocks of Drill Steel,
Powder, Caps, Fuse, and all other Miner's Supplies to be
found In the distrlot. Everything; Is of the best quality
and our priees rive our competitors a shock.
We have a splendid line of this elegant, cleanly and durable " '   ' '   "
■rra  _                 ,  .
be sure to please you.
able kitchen ware;  including i_ „_      	
-cruni tew ure fry pans.  You should try these, as they will
la Drain In demanu and wo era, as uauul. prepared to
pupply tbe demands of the trade with the Tient to be had.
Bath Rooms,
RIVERSIDE,      -      -      •       GEAND FORKS
Nanaimo City  1
Nanaimo South  1
Cariboo  2
Revelstoke  1
Rossland  1
NclBon  1
Lillooet East  1
Vancouver  4
Ohillhvack  1
Delta  1
Richmond  1
North Yale  1
Yale West  1
Total  19
Cowichan  1
EBquimalt  '.. 2
Nanaimo North ... 1
Victoria North  1
Victoria City  \
Victoria South ..... 1
East Kootenay  1
Lillooet West  1
Dewdeney  1
Yale East  1
East Kootenay  1
Westminister City.. 1
..   1?
Cassiar, which haa two seatB and a pocket
borough controlled by the government, is still
to bc contested for.
Typewriting done In the best possible manner
by F. H. McCarter, Jr., at the Mineb odice.
City of Grand Forks.
Adjourned   Meeting.
An adjourned meeting of the city council wus
b< id last Monday afternoon , witli Mayor Davis
in the chair and all tbe aldermen present. In
tho absence of City Clc'rk Johnson, Mr. Hay-
ward was instructed to act as Bccretan- pro
lent A communication was road from Solicitor
Cayley withdrawing some letters which had
been presented at tho council meeting hist
Friday, regarding the water works question.
A proposition thon came np to give Mr. Fra-
ser.of the Bank of Montreal at Bossland, an
ordor for whatever money may be due Mr.
Davey; after all claims, for which the city
might be hold liable, had been paid; as a pHr-
tial navment towtird the Assignment made tbc
bank % Mr. Duvoy. but it was decided not to
do anything in the mutter until it was known
more definitely what wn* duo Mr. Davey.
On motion, tlio city clerk waB instructed to
proem.• from Mr. Duvoy a full bill of extrns on
tlie water works so it could bc placed in the
ImndB of Expert Rood bofore ho begun his ex
aniinatiau ot the plant.
Tenders for filling in the sloughs on Rr.dfe
street and Riverside avenue were then opened
and bild on the table; there boing but ouo bid,
that of Jus. Stafford, of 05 oeuts per yard for
rock work.
Tbc council theu udlouru'jd until 1:30 p. m.
to impose a tax upon the ownerB, possessors, or hurborcrsof dogs, and also a road
tax, and also to provide for the Impounding,
Belling and killing pt dpgs on tlie non-payment
of sucli tax by the owners, possessors or hur-
borors thereof.
1. Therefore the Municipal Incorporation of
the City of Orand Forks enacts us folluwB:
From and after tho timo this Bylaw comes into effect all male persons between the ugo of 21
and M residing within the city of Grand Forks,
excepting twenty-rour active members ot the
Grand Forks Volunteer Firo brigade, Bhall on
demand pay to tho city tax collector an annual
tux of (il) two dollars by way of road tax.
2. Every owner, possessor or harborcr of a
dog in tho City of Grand Forks, shall annually
pay iu the Chfuf of Police, or persons acting us
such for the time being of thc said City of Crand
Forks, for the general purpose uf tho said city,
a tax or a foe of $1 for each dog owned by him,
or In liis possession or sufie-rcd to remain about
bis promises, and (ft!) two dollars for each bitch
and upou payment of such dog tax shall be on
titled to receive from tlie said Chief of Police, n
meiallic plate having raised or stamped thereon
tho letters (G. F. T I'.) (Jrand Forks Tax Paid,
and the figures Indicating tbo year for which the
said tux bas been paid, together with a number
corresponding with the number under which
tbe said dog is registered iu tho book kept tor
that purpose by tho said Chiet of 1'ollcu. It
Bhall be the duty of tho Chief of Police or persons acting ns Mich to impound uny dog—found
running at largo within tiio Cily of Grand Forks
which Is owned or in the possession of, or suffered to roinaiu about tlie premises of auy resident of said city, and for which mien owner,
possessor or hui borer has uot paid the tax or
foe required of htm bv "Clause one" of this By-
hiw, then the Chief of Policoor the authorized
person "hull impound said dog in the City
Pound or oilier pinco suitable for the confinement of dogs, and tho said Pouudkeepcr shall
keep any such dog so Impounded for seventy-
two hours, and If tlio said owner produces lo the
said Pouudkeepcr tbe receipt of the said Chluf
of Police or person acting as suph for the time
being, Showing tbat tax payablo on account of
Jen paid, or a
n accordance witli "ClauBe One" of tbis Bylaw
the said ilng Iuib been i
metallic plate,
has been procured, and *hall also pay to the
said PoundKcopcr the sum of one dollar for hia
fee for bo impounding said dog, and twenty-five
cents per day for tho expense for keeping and
feeding of tho said dog, otherwise the said dog
ot the expiration ofthesaid seventy-two hours
shall bo sold or destroyed by the said Chief of
Police or Poundkceper,
il. The owner of any blteh in heat who Bhall
suffer or peimil the same to run at large, while In
that condition, shall be subject to the penalties
4. The said Chief of Police or person acting
of this Bylaw.
as such lor the timo being, shall, in t|te months
of January and July in ouch year poBt tip notices in at hit'M six public places In tbe oity,
warning persons of the provisions of this Bylaw,
5. The Chief of Police or perhon acting as
such, shall once in every month make a report
or return in writing to the Municipal Corporation of the City ot (irand Forky, showing thc
tin men of ull persons who have during tbo proceeding month puid the tux imposed liy this By-
law together with tbo date of such payment, and
tho amount received from each such person,
and also once in ovory month to paj over to the
Ctty Clerk all monies received by Hlm during
the preceding mouth, Under the provisions of
this Bvlaw.
0 Any person being guilty of any of the infractions of this Bylaw shall upon conviction,
bofore u Police Magistrate or any two Justices oi
the Pence, Incur a "enalty pot tp excee-il (?JGJ
The above is a true cony of a Bylaw paBscd by
thc Municipal Council of the City of Grand
Forks on thc nth day of July, 1898, and all persons are' Uerc-by required to tako notice that
anyone desirous ot npplylug to have such Bylaw or any purl thereof quashed must muke his
application for tbat purpose to tho supreme
court within one month next after tlie publication of this Bvlaw in the liritish Columbia Gazette or he will bu too late to bo hoard in that
behalf. J. K. Johnson, City Clerk.
Contractor and Builder,
GRAND   FORKS,   B.   C.
Plan and specifications drawn, estimates furnished nn all kindsof building. Work; strictly
Tin and Repair Shop la
••»   W.K.C.ManIy*
Bridge Street, Qranrt Forks, B. C.
Freight extra. Buy one and we guarantee
you will never regret it. We have proved them
and'know what we are talking about when we
Hay they are tbe beat wheels ior the money ever
Havo a standing order for weekly shipments,
and will handle the best fruit money 'will buy.
Give us a call	
Riverside Ave., south ol uelmonloo.
■**</v<jrand Forks, B.  C>/\*
Everything New and  Best Furnished ift-S
House, and is in everyway prepared to %*»5
welcome Guests and provide Good Ac- *V»X
XJ-jiJ Headquarters for Mining Men.   Best
cJJj ot Wines. Liauors and Cigars.   Special
yW** attention paid to Transcient trade.'
EZRA INBODY,       -      -      -       -      -      Proprietor.
(GO) days utter date I Intend to apply to the
Hou.  Tlie  Chief-Commissioner of I,ands and
Works, for permission to purchase threo hull
drod and twenty 1-120) acres of land ou Kottle
Commencing from the Northeast corner of
LotSSTj group 1, thence north 40 chains, thence
oiistHO chsfnB, theuce south 40 chains, thence
west SO chains lo point of coromenooniont.
R. R. GlLl'lN.
Grand rorna, B. C, Juno 2f»th, 1898.
Hate of first publication. July 2nd, 1898.
Hate of lust publication, August 27th, 1898.
Situate in the Crand ForkB Mining Division of
Yale Distiict.   Where located:—Wellington
TAKK NOTICE that I Forbes M. Kerby, P. L. S.,
1   acting as agent for John Muck, free minor's
certitieate No, 14170 'A*' intend, sixty days from
the date hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder for a certificate of improvements, for the
purpose of obtaining a Oro ,vn Grant of tbo above
claim.   And further lako notice that action, under section 37, must bo commenced before the
isBuunt-c of such ccrtiiicute of improvements.
Dut.*.l this 2nd dav of July, 1H97.
liyD-alOJ FORBK9 M. KEltUY, P. L. S.
-At The-
Chicago  Meat Market,
Grand Forks, B, C.
Two pounds of Steak ascents
Boils 8 to 10 cents
Prime Ribs 12)^ cents
Taney Cuts 16 cents
Give us a call,
Situate in tho Grand Forks Mining Division of
Yale District. \Yhore Located—In Greenwood
TAKE NOTICE that I. Robert Denzlcr Free
Miner's Certificate No. 14025A, intend, sixty
days from tne datehorcof, to apply to the
Minim: Recorder for a certificate of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a Crown
Grant of tbe above claim.
And further take notice that action, under
section '17, must be commenced beforo Ihe issuance of such certificate of improvements,
Dated tliis 20th day of May, 18118.'
Date ot lirst publication, May 28,1898.
Date of last publication. Julv .30,(1898.
Situate ih the Grand Forks Mining Divison of
Yule District, Where located—In Greenwood
TAKK NOTICE that wc Dougald Mclnnis,
Fi-eo Miner's Certificate No. 8038, Thomas
Tlglie, Free Miner's Certificate No. 14024A,
Robert Oenzler, Free Miner's Certificate No.
14025A, Robert Wood, Free Miner's Certificate
No. HiiOA, and J, Hoss, Free Miner's Uertifi
cute No. 1305A, intend, sixty days from
thu date hereof, to applv to the Mining Recorder1 for a certificate of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a Crown
Urantof the above claim.
Ami further take notice that action, under section y[, must be commenced before the issu
ance uf such certificate of improvements.
Dated tills 20th day of May, 1897.
Date of first publication, May 28, 1898.
Date of last publication, July ao, 1898. 	
"Ski" mineral claim, situate in tho -1 Grand
Forks Mining Division ot OsoyoQB division of Yalo District.
Whore located; On Shamrock mountain
aliout tliree miles oast of Christina Lake,
TAKK NOTICE that I John Drummond An
■ ilcrson, P, L. S., of Trail, B. C acting as agent tor R. A. Williams, Free Mlner'B Certificate No. 8170A and It. B, Gay, Free Minor's
Certificate No. 81908, iniond, Hlxty days from
tho date hereof, to apply to lho Mining Recorder for a Cortlflcatoofimprovemonts, for tho
purpose of obtaining a Crown Uran$ of tJ\Q
nbovo claim,
And further take notice that action, under
section !I7, must bo commenced before the In-
htiance of sucli Certificate of Improvements,
John D. Andkiison.
Dated this 29th day of April, 1898.
Date ot tirm publication, April 80th, 1898.
Dateuf last publication, July Hith, 1808.
"I'-ccrh" mineral claim situate lu the
Grand Forks mining Divison of Osoyoos division of Yale district.
Whore located:—on Shamrock mountain
about throe miles oast of Christina lake.
TAKE NOTICE that I John Drummond Ander-
» son.P L.fj.,Qf Trail, B.C.. acting as agent
Ior W, II, Morrison, free minor's certificate No
8195A, Robert 0. Cramer, froe miner's certificate
No. 7998A, I). C. Beech, tree miner's certificate
No, 08:i7A and E. Lavalloy, freo miner's eertiq-
cdtc No. 73287, Intend, sixty days fruin thc date
hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder for a certificate of Improvements, for the
purpose of obtaining aCrowu grant of the above
And further take notice that action, under
section 37, must be commenced beforo tho issuance of sucli certificate of improvements.
J. IJ. Ahdbrbon.
Dated this 29th day of April, 1808,
Date ot first publication, April 3th, 1898.
Date of lust publication. July Kith, 1898.
Provincial Land Surveyor
And Civil Engineor,
OrricK, Midway, n. c.
Associate  Member Canadian
Society  of Civ|l Enyli^crB,
Carpenter and Builder,
Estimates furnished on Application,   St
Fronts and FLxurcs a Specialty,
Spokane Falls &
Nelson & Ft. Sheppard,
Red Mountain Railways.
The Only All-rail Route, without change
of cars, between Spokane, Rossland and Nelson.
Going North.                                  Going South
12:27 a. m MARCUS  lias a.m.
Train leaving Marcus at 11.13 a. in. makes
close connections ut Spokane for all
CloBe Connections nt Nelson with steamboats
for Kaslo and all Kootenay Lake Points.
Passengers for Keltlo River and Boundary
creek connect at Marcus with stage daily.
Merchant Tailor
Full Line of Piece goods, Suitings,
Trouserings and Fancy Vesting.
Suits   Made
 ...Fit guaranteed or no sale,.
Choice Wines Liquors and Cigars,
This hotel is located about 12 miles from Grand Forks up the North Fork.
Good Fishing and Hunting in tbe vicinity. Meals served at all hours, and
the best of sleeping accommodations. H.P. TORONTO. Proprietor.
Q. W. WILLIAns, Manager.
Daily from Marcus to Grand Forks
Greenwood City, Anaconda, Boundary Falls, Midway
and All Points on Colville Indian Resevation,
Stage Leaves Marcus on the Arrival of the Northbound Train, arriving at Grand
Forks at 8:45 P* m- Leaves the Forks at 4100 a. m„ arriving at Marous in time to
connect with northbound Train. Passengers from Kootenay Foi make connection at Bossburg going nnd coming.
(McGlll Univ.)
Coroner for Graud Forks Mining Division
of Yale District.
OFFICE *-Juhilcc Hospital, Grand Forks, B. C.
Carriage Factory
D. M. FEENEY,   Proprietor,
a a
The care of horses feet and up-to-date
shoeing made a special study. There is
nothing in my line of business 'bat 1
don't do and will make you anything
from a wheelborrow to six-horse coach.
Mmuuncturor nt
Spring   Beds,   MattresseB,
GRAND   FORKS,   B.   C.
CVBaw Filing and all Kinds of Repairing.
a»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»«JHt»S» B*^
AU Kinds of;
House Finish,
Sash Factory,
Store Fronts a Specialty,
Furniture Made to Order,
Saloon ana; Store Fixtures.
All orders will teceiye Prompt
J attention,
I E Spraggett,
1      Grand Forks. 13. C.
First-class in etery raspect, l'he bar will always be fonud supplied with thecnoiceat wines
and liquors.
The British Columbia
Mercantile and
Mining Syndicate, Ltd.
Cascade *Oitv, Boundary, B. C,
We beg to announce that we have
opened our new general store in the
above town. We shall carry a complete stock of miner's supplies, tools,
powder, etc., hardware, groceries, dry
goods and clothing. Miners and general public will be able to outfit bere and
find all tbey require.
Quality Good and
Prices Low.
Cascade City is the headquarters for
Christina Lake, McRae Creek, Burnt
Basin, Castle Mountain and other mining districts.
We beg also to inform all those inte,
rested in mining that our assay offico in
the above town is now open under tbe
superintendence of an exerienced as-
sayer and we shall be able to undertake
all kinds of assav work. Personal,
prompt and careful attention will be
given to all work entrusted to us,
British Columbia mercantile & Mining
Syndicate, Ltd.
Blacksmith and
Wagonmaker: ♦
All kinds of BUcksmltli nnd Repairing Done
on short riotiee. Drill Rlvvvpnlng and Horse
shoulng a' specially.
Our Mineral Wealth Almost
Beyond   Belief.
American Eagle.... 25
Monte Carlo  10
Monte Crlsto  10
.... 10
Estimate   of   the  Amount   of   Ore
Our Mines Could Produce
With  Machinery.
Now that transportation for the oro of
thia district la practically assured by the
-commencement of actual construction on
thoC. P. R., or C. & W., extension Into the
, Boundary country, the question of n suitable point for the establishment of a plant
for the reduction of the vast mineral product of this section becomes one of Interest,
not only to our citizens but to capitalists
and In. ves torn in all parts of the country as
In this connection lt may safely be said
that at no other point ln this entire district
ean be found In such close proximity so
many of tbe vital reausttes for the establishment of reducl Ion works as at the oity of
Orand Forks. In faet this ls an Ideal point
for the establishment of a smelter In so
many different respects that \t is Impracticable—almost impossible—to mention all or
even the majority of them within the scope
of the ordinary newspaper article.
Within a radius of twenty-five miles of this
oity are to be found almost every grade,
character and variety of ore produced. Here
are sulphide ores, pyrltlc ores, telluride
ores, carbonates of all kinds, dry ores, high
and low grade, silicons and non-silieous
ores, all tbe varities of slates, shales and
schists;- silver, lead copper-gold, copper-loud,
antimony, bismuth, nickel, cobalt and iron
ores and ores containing all of the above in
combinations, and all kinds and characters
of formation. In fact we have every ore
which by any possibility of a chance might
become requisite for -the successful operation of a smelter or matting plant on a large
The wator supply Is one of the most bountiful to be obtained anywhere In the province
of British Columbia, being practically unlimited at any season of the year.
Added to this we have the advantage of a
down hill pull trom all points lu this district,
one not to be lightly overlooked by practical mining and smelting men.
No mine owner with the least particle of
ordinary common sense is going to haul his
ore up hill to a smelter when by hauling It
down hill he can obtain the same end. Par*.
t Icularly so when the down hill pull takes the
product of his mine just so many miles nearer a profitable market. Practical experience has demonstrated time and time again
the truth of the time worn maxim that lt Is
cheaper to haul fuel up hill to a smelter
than ore, but in the case of a smelter at
Grand Forks even the fuel would not have
to be brought up bill as the coal discoveries
at Rock ereek are of a very good grade and
with a small amount of development could
easily furnish all the fuel necessary for the
successful operation of a smelter of any size
at this point, and a five stack plant would be
uohe to small, too begin with and even one
of that capacity would require to be enlarged within a very short time.
Last of all, but by no means least, the
quantity of ore available for smelting In n
plant looated at tills point may, with a great
deal of truth, bo said to be practically unlimited, ^lining development has been carried on during the past six months, throughout this section with on activity never before equalled and where last fall we had not
one property in the district fitted with machinery we now have nearly a dozen fully
equipped with the latest modern miniug
machinery and ready to at once begin shipments of ore with the advent of either a
railway or smelter
The sum total of oro estimated to be producible daily In the event of the establishment of reduction works at this or any
other available poiqt within the district Is so
vast as to be almost past belief,'but nevertheless we feel confident that tt Is only a
very conservative estimate of the amount
really possible to be turned out by the mines
uf thia section, and predict that when a
smelting plant is llnally established practical experience will substantiate our opinion.
Last fall we printed a partial list of the
various properties of tbis section whloh
would contribute to the operation of reduction works; and the various amounts they
would be capable of producing,daily wlthln
ninety days of being properly equipped and
operated. This list has been revised and
brought up to date, many properties having
been added to the list of producers and
Others having Increased their capacity by
development subsequent to the publication
of the former list. It is still by no means
complete and is only Intended to give a general idea of the possibilities of the district
as a mineral producer. There are many
properties not on the list ■ which could undoubtedly turn out as much as any of those
named and new discoveries ot enormous ore
bodies are reported almost weekly; so the
sum total of the ore production, enormous
as It may seem, Is in reality only an approximate estimate of our mineral possibilities.
Samp nl f FOPer-Ly* H
\ £
Gold Axe
Yankee Girl
Glftdbtoue ...
Idaho .. ..   10,
Evening Star    10 |
Total "  fl,480
Then on the Reservation just over the line,
but tributary to a  smelter at Graud Forks,
we have the following:
La Fleur-Oomstock..  75 Tread well    10
Standard Group  25
Red Jacket Group. 25
Golden Era  50
I Alia Rookh  25
Roman Eagle  25
Iron Mountain  10
StKlrao  60
Mountain  10
Cracker Jack  50
Keystone  10
Coyotto  10
Gipsey Queen  10
Big Four  25
Surprise  20
Loue Star andWaah*
ington   100
Star and Crescent... 25
Brimstone  50
I one Ranch Star.., 25
Grey Horse   10
OldFaithfal  10
Grey Eagle.... .... 50
Sitka   10
Klatawa  10
Garrison   io
Copper Queen  25
Bruce     .' 60
Big Copper  100
King Solomon  25
Copper Queen  10
Copper King...  ID
Mother Lode 250
Crown Sliver—.... 25
Bniutet  W
Morrison  26
D.A.....<  10
Anaconda.  26
Great Hope  60
Heel* : r, io
Highland Queen.... 26
Last Chance  25
Republic  28
NonHuch  25
Tunnel   26
Bouudary Falls .... TO
Combination  40
Ruby  26
Molllel'rlphar.]..... ft
Double standard ... 26
Golden Dollar  26
Now. York  25
No. 7, high grade... 60
Oro  25
Jack of Spades Group 76
No.9  20
liityof Paris-Lincoln 5U
Waverly  26
Italian..-.  26
Kimberly , 25
Trade Dollar  10
peporo Graud*   60
. 25
Lakeside.:.,...    10
Anchor    10
Big Wiudy...
Knob Hill....
Old Ironsides
Standard     26
Stemwinder  JfiO
Phoenix    25
Gold Drop  160
BnowBhoe  150
Monarch    25
Tamarack;    2&
Rawhide    25
Pheasant    2ft
Golden drown  160
Winnipeg  160
(.'aluinct    2>i
Ath'elstan ... .,    76
Iron Chief    25
Little Babe ,.,,.   60
t a Wilts Paw    26
Maple Leal.
Broken Hill	
Royal Banner	
Golden Eagle	
Kuppcr Queen	
Kins; Bee............
O. K	
Sailor Boy	
Mountain Monarch
Belle of Ottawa....
Humming Bird....
Emma Group	
R Bell ,..
JOSie.... .-.,, rr  ....
II a in fat ffi ft
■:)re Denoro	
B. C	
Ontario ,	
Iron King Group ..
Surprise ,,..
(few St Maurice...
Morning Star ......
Hidden Treasure ..
Standard...... ,,„ ,.
Pay Ore. .. .,.,,....
Little Bertha	
Little Winnie	
Diamond Hitch ....
Columbia ,,,.
Volcanic Group....
English & French..
Pure Gold Group-.
Lakeview .,..,
Quaiti Cam])	
CaunpnBall.  .....
Great Interest Being Taken in the New Ball
Club.—Will Build a Grand Stand.
A great deal ol interest is being taken in the
reorganization of (he ball club and every evening a large number of our citizens congregate
at the new grounds to watch the boys practice,
give tbem timely advice as to how the game
ought to be played, etc. Meanwhile the boys are
"saying nothing and sawing wood." Each
evening marks an improvement in their playing and they are fast demonstrating what has often been remarked—that they can play good ball
tf they will only gel In and practice. This they
are now doing in good earnest, and the result
will be that they wilt soon he ready to defeat
any team lu the Boundary country.
Not only U Grand Forks determined to have
the best ball team in the Bouudary country but
they also now have the best grounds to be found
anywhere In this section. Thc field near the
race track where the old ball ground used to be
baa been cleared off and surveyed, the sod removed from tbo diamond and the eutire field
rolled and leveled until it is not to be equalled
anywhere outside the large cities. A grandstand
is to be erected ln the rear of the backstop, with
netting so the game can be viewed from directly behind the catcher, the best position to be
lound, and bleachers will also be strung along
the side of the diamond so seating capacity w 11
be furnished for all who attend the game. In
fact the whole thing is to be run in a manner
befiting the coming metropolis of the Boundary
A complete set ot suits and other appliances
have been ordered and will soon be bere bo tliat
by the time the boys are ready to do battle on
the diamond they will bo fitted out ln the best
shape of any nine in this district. It took the
city a long time to make up Its mind to be properly represented on the ball field, but new that
It has done so nothing ls to be lacking to place
Grand Forks at the head of the list.
Hugh Thomas Loses His Life in the Shaft
on the Snowshoe.
Word waB received here Thursday evening of
a tatai accident in the shaft on the Snowshoe,
in Greenwood camp, which resulted in Hugh
Thomas belug suddenly rushed into thc dark
Thomas, who was working on the night shift,
had witii his shift-mate put in a blast and was
preparing to set It off, just before going oil' shift.
The bucket, which ls operated by a horse
whim, was going up with the steel and just as
Thomas reached across the chart for his candle
in sii-"h a manner as to bring his head under
the bucket something went wrong with the toggle, the bucket became detached and came
swiftly down tbe skids at the side of the incline shaft, striking the unfortunate man on the
left side of his head crushing his head and
shoulder to a jelly.
He was taken to the surface at onco and every
thing possible was done for him but he never
recovered consciousness and died about four
hours after the accldeut.
Although Thomas was well and favorably
known among the miners and prospectors
throughout this district nothing can be learned
as io his past life or relatives except that he is a
Welshman and came into the country sometime
last winter and worked at lhe Pathfinder until
operations on this property were stopped this
spring, and it Is said that he always gave satisfaction ln his work being a fi rat-class miner and
a splendid mau to get along with.
We have not able to learn what arrangements
have beeu made as to the disposition of the
of thc body as yet,
Records of Mineral Locations for tbe Week
Ending July 13th, 1898.
June 30— Bumgrcave. W Morgan, McRae creek.
Compound, C J Gallon, Browns camp.
July 2—Montreal, Graud Forks, Chas Stewart.
Victoria Fract., Snow Ball creek, H H Brolcn.
Shakespeare, McRae creek, II P Grlfiin.
Stranger's Friend and Last Chance, Brown's
camp, H Wathiu
July 4—Mountain Maid- fraction, Summit camp,
J L. Jar rel.
Mawatchlm, Brown's camp, M F Folger.
Lillie K. fract, Brown's camp, S M Kirkham.
Ninety-eight, fract, Browp's camp,C J Gnflert,
Granjuitt, Wellington camp, J K Fraser.
Marblehead,-Summit camp, J Bollck.
London, Summit camo, R. Button.
New York and Vermont, Wellington camp,
D D McLaren.
Tin Cup, Christina lake, 0 England ct al.
Anaconda, Christina lake, J K Kelley ct ai.
Koxy and Katie It, McRae creek. O E Anderson,
Oriole, Christina lake, O E Anderson.
July 5*-Chluago. Wellington camp, M C Hunt.
J1C, Brown's camp, Win Laudon.
Keystone, Greenwood oamp, JF Cunningham.
Seven Stars. Nortli Fork, 0 C Lund.
Morning Side, Newby ranch, J A Nelson et al.
Harlem, Wellington camp, B J Averill.
Shlcktmook, Volcanic mountain, E Clark.
Fautenliuc, Volcanic mountain, M Mader.
July 6— New No. Nine, Hardy Mt., F Comstock.
Painted Lady aud Sandhurst Castle mountain,
C BLDashwood.
July 7—Olpeue, fraction, Brown's camp, Wm
Old Dominion, Texas creek, W S Cone.
Summit,Brown's creek, J H McDonald etal.
Gold Prince, Josh creek, H M oiler.
Mountain Queen, Burnt Basin, F Hainmanu.
July 9—City of Montreal, Central camp, A F
Lakeside, Summit camp, J P Anderson.
Volcanic, Volcanic mountain, R A Brown.
July 11—Bed Koae.WellingtoncampjH Sweeney,
Tldle Wave, Wellington camp, J Donaldson.
Cardiff, Brown's camp, Robert Hewitt.
Rocket, Shamrock Mt, R E Darrow et al.
Campanna, Campauna Mt, It K Darrow.
Cambria, Campauna Mt, D A Good.
You Toll, 4th of July creek, H Eyer.
I Sec, 4th of /uiy creek, D E Lareva.
Arthur, Kettle river, S A Kartman,
July 2—Josie, H H Broten; Florence, W Parr;
Kittle W, Phiefer etal.
July 4- Cumberlalu, W H Steele et al; Hoodoo, Peter Johnson; Robin, Chas Willarson;
Jubilee and Tiger, Davis et al; Svcngalia, As*
Km wall etal; Orange Grove. Parkiusou et al;
athmullen, Trafalgar, Rob Roy and Helen Hoy
No, I, Itathmullcu Mining and Development
corn-any; Iron Cap and Volcanic, J A Manly.
Ju y 5—Iron King aud Lillie, Con Cosgrilr et
et: Lenora, Jeldness ut al.
Julyo—Hwamp Angel, Taylor etal; X LC R,
Wm Moore; Minnie, G P Sulendler; Golden
Born, G Gunde.-sou; Black Tail, Geo A, Cameron.
. July 7—Sister, C C Bernard; Moonlight, J
Pounder etal; Copper Wonder, Combination,
Copper Chief and Pick, tt O Crouse ct al; War
Kafelp, Heal et al-
July 8— Mayflower, E Clark.
July 8—Bell of Ottawa and Mountain Monarch. O'Connor et al.
July JI—Marinette, p Darrow; Our Minnie,
Peter 35 Pare; Loue star, Mobln and Younger;
VUlcau and Forest Glen, Mobln et ai: Last
Chance, BS Bchiiler; Bonanza, Mountain View,
Nevada and Colorado; Bonanza Mountain Gold
Miniug company; Ingersoll, Goring etal; Center Eagle, Lee et al; Wide Awake, Il couture.
July 12— Richmond;, ("ruction, M Qirej .Acorn,
John A Manly et al '
Ju)y 18—Cognac, Ken<|ell et al; North Seattle,
fraction, E Clark et al.
A. C. Rogers, better known as "Cap," hoi re*
turned from his wiping properties on Wilson
creek, ln tbe Slocan district., where he haB been
since the nth ot May, and wllj now devote his
attention to his mining Interests in Summit
and other camps in thist vicinity. Mr. Rogers
is thoroughly posted on all characters of minerals, being a practical miperallglst and mining
eugipeer and it Is a pleasure to converse with him
because he knows just what he is talking aqout.
"Cap" says that there are some remarkably fine
property on Wilson creek hut that this section
is going to bo the place for a long time to como
"propi ;N8URE your property with Frank
& • *i\M Seaj-8, representing goifle pf |he best
Wonderfully  Rich   Find   on
the Rob Roy.
Mining In All Parts of  the District
Is Pelng Pushed With Qreat
Vigor.—/lining Notes.
One of the richest finds reported in thU
section has beeu made ou the Rob Koy claim,
on Goat mountain near Garter creek. The
property was only staked out last March and
no work has yet been done on it beyond a
little surface prospecting, but that little has
resulted in the discovery of the richest rock
ever seen in the district.
Alderman M. D. White, Robert and James
Petrie are the lueky owners and the find was
made by White and Robert Petrie some time
ago, they being attracted to the rook by a
piece of pure gold which showed quite plainly In one sido. A day or so ago Mr. White,
out of curiosity more than anything else,
washed away the dirt and sand which adhered to the edges of the specimen and his
suprlse and delight can be well imagined
when he found that tho sample was literally
full of virgin gold, pieces as big es a small
pea showing in numerous places aud the
entire rock being flecked with small specks
of the precious metal.
As far as has been ascertained the property contains a lead of quartz five or six
feet in width but the extent of the pay
streak has not yet beeu determined. Should
it however be only a few inches and the rock
continue anywhere as rich as the  sample
of its wounderful richness; and everyone
comes away convinced that the Iron Chief in
a veritable graBs-roots mine.
They Are Well Pleased.
J. P. Graves, Geo. Weister und party, who
are largely interested In the Old Ironsides
and Knob Hill mines in Greenwood camp,
passed through theeity on Wednesday of this
week on their way home to Spokane, after
having mude an inspection of these valuable
properties. They expressed themselves an
more than pleased with the result of the
work beliiK done and predict for tlie Boundary country a wonderful future as a mineral producing section; and that future.
they say, is not far distant.
Their   Last Chance.
Ed. Willett, Richard Therien, Jr. und Lawrence and Del Schuler have just completed
the assessment work on the Last Chance
claim ad joining Clark's Seattle, and they are
much pleased with the maimer in which the
property is showing up under development.
A shaft hus been sunk on an eight-foot lead
of copper ore very similar to that of its funi-
oub neighbor and the assays are most satisfactory to the owners, a steady improvement being noted with depth.
Working  O  K.
O'Connor brothers are having their O. K.
property developed more fully than heretofore, and wear an extremely satisfied smile
when questioned us to the progress of the
work and the showing being made. Tho O.
E. is one of the best known claims up the
North Fork, having a well defined lend and a
large amount of first-class ore in sight.
Report of the President Shows Good Pro*
gress Made.
Thc regular annual meeting of tiie stockholders of the Pathfinder Mining, Reduction
aud Investment company, Ltd. whs held at the
company's oillce iu this city on June IB.
A board of trustees for the ensuing year was
elected as follows: Thos. I. Parkinson, Wm,
A. Pfetfer and Frank Sears. These elected thc
following ofticers: Thos. 1. Parkinson, president; Wm, A. Pielfer, vice-president; Frank
Sears, secretary-treasurer.
The president presented his annual report
wbich tboWS most satisfactory progress being
made at the mine siuce June 18, 1B97. Shaft
No. 1 has been Bunk from 25 feet lo 58 feet, and
Situated as it is at the gateway of the great Bouudary country
Grand Forks offers many opportunities for the homesecker and investor which can not be overlooked in deciding upon a business or resi-
dental location. Surrounding it on all sides is what Is destined to be
one of the richest mineral sections of British Columbia with the advent
of transportation, while to the east and west He the fertile acres of
Grand Prairie where may be raised an unlimited supply of all kinds of
small fruits, vegetables, gruins, etc. Au even general idea of its manifold advantages can only be gained by paying lt a visit and inspecting
for yourself the city and tributary territory. If you are thinking of
moving to the Houndnry country bo sure and pay Grand Forks a visit
before deciding upon a location. g-3
S'itwl Sears, representing i
cumpftiiN in the yum    j
shown the property will be one of the most
valuable yet discovered in the district as
there can be no doubt as to the ore running
many thousands of dollars to the ton, and
good wages could be made crushing it by
hand and washing it out in a pan.
Mr. White and the Petrie  Brothers  are
well known   in   the   eity   and their  many
friends will be glad to  hear  that  fortune
seems about to smile on them.
Robinson Group.
Robt. Robinson was n the city this week
from the Robinson group on Pees creek, on
his way to Trail where he goes to hav* a test
made on some rock from a new strike Just
made on his property, which ls one of the
best known in the Pass Creek district. A
force of men has been employed ou the property for a long time and a large amount of
development work has heen done.
Good ore has been had for some time, show-
lug almost solid iron and copper pyrites, but
the new find far surpasses any heretofore
shown up. It was so good In fact that Mr.
Robinson lost no time In getting to Trail
with 50 pounds of the rock to have definitely
decided just what values It would carry. No
word has been received here of him since his
arrival at Trail, so no assay returns can be
made public but parties who have seen the
ore say that they can be uo doubt but tliat it
will run very high both in gold aud copper,
hi both of whioh minerals high assays have
already been obtained from the property.
The Robinson group consists of four claims
ln the very heart of the richest part of the
Pass creek section and there is no doubt but
it will some day land its lucky owner on the
high road to fortune.
Boneta Again Working.
Work has been resumed on the Boneta on
Observation mountain and most encouraging reports come from the property. Three
men are employed under the supervision of
Mr. O'Niel, one of the principal owners, and
they are pushing development in a new place,
where there is said to be the best showtug
ever made on the property. A shaft has been
started and is being sunk on the lead every
foot taking the work Into better rock, and
this property now bids fair to fulfill the predictions of those who never lost faith in it,
even when the tunnel failed to find the ledge
and the work shut down last fall, at which
time it was freely predicted that it would
never be operated again. Rut the people
who have the Boneta are made of sterner
stuff than to "throw up the sponge" at the
least discouragement, and they intend to develop their property Into a mine or at least
give It every chance to develop into one.
Bucking the Tiger.
Alex. Dorais. Joe Huron, Alex. Omon nnd
Ed. Davis are pushing development steadily
ahead on their Tiger claim In Summit oamp.
A commodous bunk house, blacksmith shop
and other buildings have been ereeted and
work Is now going pn In the shaft, whloh It
is purposed to sink to a depth of forty or
sixty feet on the lead.
Some fine looking rock is being taken out
and an Improvement ls noted with each foot
of depth gained' Assays are not being mude
publlo but from the energy displayed by the
owners iu getting as far Into i ji*; earth as
possible there can be no doubt but they are
eminently satisfactory.
With the flue showing now being made on
the Tiger another property in added to the
long list of those which giye promise of becoming shippers with the advent of trans*
portation aud smelter facilities.
The boys have ouly recently finished doing
assessment work on the Beaver property in
the same vicinity and report a flue outlook
for the future of thiB claim, which is In excellent oompany and should with proper development became a splendid property.
Iron Chief Development.
A force of men was started to work Tuesday last on the Iron Chief claim on Hardy
mountain where the big free gold strike wus
made recently, and it ls the intention of the
owners, Messrs, Simpson and Lurveu, to continue development until the value of the property ls fully demonstrated; or the last bit
of mineral ls blown out. Of this last contingency there seems at present uot tho least
possible danger as the work so fur done hns
resulted In a steady Improvement iti the appearance of the property, tho lead giving
eyery Indication of being a true fissure vein
and the phenomlnal surface values holding
out, with inoreased richness if anything, to
tlte depth already obtained.
Large numbers qf persons from this city
and the surrounding country visit the property almot,t dally, attracted by the reports
In a crosscut, which was run at the 50 foot level,
the lead was encountered 16 feet north of the
shaft and drifting was continued for 20 led
northeast, the last 16 leet having high grade
ore on all sides.
Ore was uncovered on the surface 100 feet
west of No. 1 shalt and a little work was done,
Just enough to show continuity ol the ore
In October a new discovery was made ubout
250 feet northeast of shaft No. 1 and two surface cuts were made about 70 feet apart across
the vein, showing it to bp very well defined
with a nor tineas terly trend. Thc north cut
showed »3 feet of ore between porphyry and
diorlte walls and the south cut showed H feet
of ore. Some excellent specimens of black copper were found in tbis cut and it is now being
runabout eight feet deeper to determine the
width and dip of thc lead, and also 'o drain
surface water from shaft No. 2, which was
started on the foot wall at the north out.
Bhaft No. 2 was sunk as a iwo compartment
8x4J.$ feet In the clear, allowing one good working compartment 4x4)^ fpet and the other 8J^X
42)4 for a raanway, and eventually for a pump
shaft. This working Was sunk perpendicular
to ao feet, where the ore left it,'dipping to tho
west, and Irom this point It was continued as
an incline tothe 60 foot level where two crosscuts
were run; ouo 16 feet west iu the hanging wall
where occassional bunches of good ore were
found, and tlie other on the hanging wall. Ore
wus found to be continuous on south side of the
shait and in the drift on thc hanging wail,
white in the face of the drift 15 feet west iu the
hanging wall is about two feftt of well defined
good oro.
The ore in No. 2 shaft ls solid pyrrohtitc, und
yellow copper, gold values being very uncertain, some of the samples running $U and even
914 In gold and 92-1 iu silver while others only
went 92 or w in gold. Copper hus averaged
well, from 5 to eleven per cent. The ore has
been found fairly continuous in most of thc
workings, no faults or breaks of any magnitude
having been encountered, and what have are
only such as musl be expected In ore bodies of
this character; as lias heen demonstrated by
the workings of tho mines In Rosslaud, which
ore 1b geologically closely related to this section. 	
Robert Clark Is do! in; tho assessment work on
the Seattle fraction, In Seattle camp.
More than fifty properties up. the North Fork
are having assessment work done ou them.
Patrick Clark aud hia sous passed through
Sunday enroute home to Spokane from a business trip to Republic
A payment of another 928,000 was made to
John Keough by H. A. Harrison on his bond on
the B. C. property a fow days ago.
"Copper" Coles, a Rossland expert and mining
broker, spent, two or three days in town this
weok examing North Fork properties.
John Rogers and his partner, Mr. Jones, have
gouo put into tho hills with a pack outfit t0 '*°
assessment on a number of thoir mining properties.
Assessment work is just being finished ou the
Lillie K claim adlolulng the well known Twins
where tho big copper strike was luiide a week
or bo ago,
Frank Comstock wus down this week from Ihe
Rathmullen group, near Pass creek, were he
has becn working aud reports good progress being made.
Work is steadily progressing on \]\o JobIo. in
Summit camp The shaft is now down between
sixty and seventy feet and a steady improvement In the character of the ore is noticed
A sctof drills to be used on the Old Ironsides,
Knob HUI and Brooklyn properties, tn Greenwood camp, passed through here this week aud
will soon bo in position ready fpr operation.
Messrs. Brandt and Prlbllsky were down lasl
Sunday from the Golden Eagle which they are
busily developing for Lawson and Rogers of
Spokane. Thoy report good progress and an encouraging showing beipg made,
Aforcc of men is busily at work developing
the Rosebud group about two miles up the easl
side of the Noith Fork. This property is owned
by Messrs. Bently, Huntley and Pounder and
contains the Alaska claim where a strike of
six or eight feet of high grade ore was mado on
the surface a fow days ago.
ReportB come In from Rossland that the stock
of the Pay Ore, formerly the Brady, property
near the Pathfinder, is Jn good demand and sales
nre already Insured enough to operate tho eluim
along timo to come. This property ls one pf
the richest ou Pathfinder mountain and, oatt al*
pipst t>P pftll?d 1 !jr«Bs-rpot mJuQ,
Expert Reid Makes a Favor
able Report.
Fire Department Had Its First Trial
of  the  New Water   System
This Week.
A test of the water works was mado ThurS'
dny afternoon for the benefit of Expert
Reid, who is inspecting the plant for the
city, and wus witnessed by the inuyor. city
council and n I urge number of our citizens.
Tlie hose was first attached to the dydrant
near tlie pump house and with only tho
gravity force from the storage tank threw a
stream about 30 feet Into the uir. The pump
WAS then turned on and tlio stream was increased to 60 or 70 feot.
After the test at tlie power house the hose
was brought down to tlie corner of Riverside uud Bridge streets uud two lines of hose
were attuched to one hydrant, when with
tho gruvity forco the water wus thrown
even further with tlio two Streams than
with the ouo at the pump house, while when
the pumps wore connected with the muin u
st renin was easily thrown over the roof of
tlie Victoria hotel uud tlio Province bluck,
even with two streams running.
Tho tost seemed to be very satisfactory to
all who witnessed it and tlie general opinion
was thut tiiis force would be ample for the
quenching of any lire whieh might break
out in tiie eity for some time to come,
A special meeting of the city council was
held Thursday evening for tlio purpose of
receiving the report of the expert who hud
completed his examination of the plant.
This report Is very satisfactory both to the
council and Mr. Davey and it is probable
that, as soon as the changes recommended by
tho report have been made, tlio plant will be
formally accepted by tho city.
Following is the complete text of the report:
Giun'j Forks, B. C, July 1-1, 1894,-[To the
Hon. Mayor und city council, Grand Forks, B.
<;.]—Gentlemen: 1 have made an examination
of you* light i ml power plant and beg leave to
report the following findings:
Docs not conform to the specifications, but am
informed change was made h-- consent of tlie
couucii. The boiler is ample for 1^5 horse
power engine and the water works pump, and
well set. The stuck is too low. It should he
not less thun W feet high, but would recommend so teet. Would also Bu^gest that lire
box could he Improved to save fuel by change
in sido wails to reduce grate surface.
Does not show upon the plans but I consider
it essential to good construction,
Is not the muke called for iu thc specifications, Hus been used somewhat, mil with a
few repairs will be In good condition. It would
berated at about 100 horse power at CO pounds
boiler pressure and at ho pounds or more would
give all thc power culled for in specifications.
Is not as specified but Instead Is rubber,   It
should be endless double leather belt.
As specified should be 110 volt direct current
threo wiro system. Instead is 1000 volt alter.
uutlngcurrent reduced by transformers to 52
volts current, Poles and wires ure not us specified hut arc suitable to lhe system installed. I
would recommend this system as being more
economical to operate uml better adapted to the
distribution of the lights according to the territory covered by theeity thun the one called
for in thc specifications.
As furnished is In good condition and has
capacity for 1000 or more 16 candle-power
lumps, is well sot and should give good Service,
Has propc* instruments for good regulation of
lights. Has no lightning arresters, but I nm Informed they have heen ordered and aro on tbe
Way and will be put in place on arrival.
Is of lho proper size and properly connected
and should givo good service. It should have
a pressure gauge to show pressure when tank
is shut oil' from pipe line, us lu case of lire.
IsapparantlV put in according to specifications with exception of suction pipe, which
does not connect with well or river in u proper
manner, but 1 am lntormed It will be upou arrival of lhe proper fittings.
Is not built in accordance with specifications,
and would uot furnish the amount of water
called for, as there Is no water iu it at present.
The following are the changes that should be
made: Raise stack to moper height. Change
tire box as recommended. Put now packing
rings in cylinder. Put oil cup on for execntric,
Put on twelve inch double leather belt. He.
babbit ei-uik pin bo:;es. Put In lightning ar-
restors. Put pressure gauge on dischurge pipe
of pump. Connect suction pipe with well and
river us per specifications. Put air chamber on
BUCtioti to pump. Put in the well according to
spec) flea lions, ,        ,,
After these changes have been made I  would
recommend that von accept the  plant,  us  I
think it w»uild then   lie   in  a condition  thut
would j UBtiliy lis acceptance by you.
llespecu'ully submitted,
Grand Forks, Sunday July 17th, 1898.
Dinner From 5:30 to 8:30.
Chicken, n corps perdu.
Frallipe Salmon, a tout coramechcznous.
Chicken and Mayonnaisse Dressing.
Orange Fritters with Port Wine Sauce.
Cheese Fondue,
Boiled Ox Tongue wilh Oaper Sauce.
Chicken, a tout prix.
Roast Prime Uibs of Beef Yorkshire Pudding,
ew Potatoes, Boiled, New Green Peas.
New Carrots and Cream.
CherrlePic. Baep berry Pic,
Ice Cream, a la fruiti.
Lady Fingers. Corn nut Cake,
Cream cheese.
Nuts, RuBtns. Ice Ten. Coffee.
Hot Tea. Sweet Milk.
VoIP* Taut.
Wet Weather Spoiled the Attendance But
Not the Enjoyment.
The dance given Wednesday evening by the
Associated Charities for the benefit of the Volunteer Flre Brigado. seemed doomed to failure for
a time by the ruin, which came down in sheets
for au hour or two Just us the dancers were congregating, but about 10 o'clock t|;e ruin ceased,
enough of a crowd gathered to commence dancing, and l»y the time tho first dunce was ended
thc room was comfortably filled wilh devotees
of the light fantastic who made the best of their
time until morning. At midnight ice cream
and cake wus served,
The Provincial Exhibit.
vy. A,  Covert,   the banner fruitgrower of
Grand Prairie, has received a letter from the
Royal Agricultural nud  Industrial   society of
British Columbia asking that an exhibit bc sent
from Grand Prairie to tlie provincipul exhibition to he held at New Westminster, B. C, October 5 to IH,  Inclusive.   Those  interested In
(mil growing und agricultural  iu   tho valley
should tako the matter up and arrange for au
exhibit,   The fruit grown in thp valley Is equal
! tn any in the province uud ft neatly urtunged ox*
j liildt will do much to attract attention to tills
section OSS fruit growing und agricultural district.   Special  rates for tlio transportation of
I both exhibits and passengers will be given by
; tlio C. P. R.., aipl H5.1WU Js to be given in pws.es.
A.t Megaw's Store.
We have now received those long expected New Goods, and will
j be pleased to show you a nice assortment in fancy Colored and White j
Lawns. Dotted Swiss, Organdies, Dimities. Sateens, etc. Also light
i colors In Heriettas, Silk and Wool Mixtures, Tweed effects, Tartan \
j Plaids, etc. j
I Come and see our new lines of Gloves and SilkJMitts, and Collars'
■ and Cuffs.    Also  new  lines in  other departments which  we will be j
pleased to have you inspect; Yours Respectfully
H. SWEENEY, Manager.
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1    ^^SSaJaP*-    Grand Forks, B. C.
flews of New Arrivals!
We have just received a shipment of Men's fine straw hats In the
latest styles. A few Cases of the celebrated Stetson hats . In all
shapes.- Also a nice lirte of men's tan shoes and prospectors nailed
shoes Don't forget to get a pair of the lndlanola self-adjusting, all
leather suspenders.
We nre wil,. Aconti for the following llnoi* "Tlie Biz fan" Lilly Bnnid cream
rowie'e Log Cabin Maple syrup, New Orleam mol-usea rrom me Sunny Bouih, ai
gaiiihra <*o*ie.. in two-pound tin, aleo Willie Squadron Mocha and Java Coffee
st. .Mulo Creamery imtit-r in two-i-ound tin«
All llie above lines specially adapted Ior projectors' u»e and guaranteed [flrit
class or money refunded. i
Everything Sold at Lowest Prices.
IS a new House, with  new Furniture and everything comfortable for the
traveling public, and has accommotions for a large number of people.    The
Dining  Room   is   provided wiih everything in the market.
The bar is repleted with the best Wines, Liquors and Cigars    A good sample room for Commercial Travellers.
Can always be hail at onr store ns we keep onr stock right np to the market and have no
old, Bhellworn goods to work oft'on our customers, Wo make a specialty uf always having
on hand ''
Fresh Eggs and Creamery Butter.
We get in a new supply every week and can guarantee our stock to be always fresh. New
potatoes nre another thing whieh cau ouly be found at our store. Will have in a nice line
of fishing tackle in a few days.
H. A. HUNTLEY   :   •   :   ■   GRAND FORKS, B. C.
First-Class   Accommodations, Good Stabling, Termius of
Stage Line From Marcus, Washington.
McAuley & Ketghtley,
The Grand Forks
Mercantile Company
Having Decided to retire from the Dry Goods
Business. Every Article in this Department
will be Closed Out
Be sure and do not miss this great opportunity for Dry Goods bargains.
Grand Forks Mercantile Company
Watch This  Space
Tlie largest stock of Dry Good? evor received in this valley
will arrive iu the next few dnys constating of silk, satin aim
woolen dress cqofls, dress trimmings and linings, book muslins,
Inwns, embroideries and laces of all kinds. Braids, ribbons, veilings, velveteens. Table oilcloths. White nnd grey eottous. Cretonnes. Cnshimere and cotton hose. Mens summer shirts,
socks aud underwear.
f Victorious!
America's Greatest Medicine Con-1
quers Disease and Suflfe Ing.
Impure blood is the foe of mankind, the
cause and promoter of scrofu la, salt
rheum, boils, sores, piniples and erup* I
turns, catarrh, rheumatism, dyspepsia, j
malaria, and tlmt tired feeling. Hood's
BarsaparlUa overcomes these diseases by
making the blood rich and pure.
Hood's Sarsaparilla
Is America's Grt>att*-.t Mt-.ltririe.   H; six fori., j
HOOd'S   PIN.   cure   lii.tlci-i.tt.Mi.     y*. i-rall
An English device for adding Hip finishing touches to a russet shoe polish is de- I
scribed in tho New V.uk Sim. ll consists
of ;i bone taken from the lower leg «f a
diH-r, which is rubbed and polished until {
ii. is as smooth as glass. When rubbed
over polished shoes it gives a brilliant
and enduring luster; but as "good form"
iu this country prohibits loo much sliini-
ncss, the new device is not likely to come
into general use.
There is much to be learned about
American customs and characteristics
from the Spanish newspapers. One of
them, published in Barcelona, says*. "Tlie
average height among the Americans is !>
feet 2, and they have never ]>r.-di .1 an
athlete. Tbis is due to tlieir living almost
entirely upon vegetables, as tbey ship all
their beef out of the country, so eager are
tbey to make money. There is no doubt
tliat one full-grown Spaniard ean defeat
any threo men in America."
Hospital Train itun  Into.
Washington, July 11.- - Surgeon General Sternberg received a dispatch today
from  Surgeon   Richards,  stating  that  a
hospital train bearing wounded to Fort j
Mi-l'hci'son, was in a n-ai end collision
six miles south of High Springs, Flu., at S|
o'eloek last night.    N. c was bull, bul
a private ear was demolished,
A powder to be shaken into   the  ehoea.
At this season your feet feel swollen,  ner-
TOUS, and hot, and get tired easily.    If you |
have smarting   feet  or   tight   shoes,   try j
Allen's Foot-Ease.   It cools the feet and
makes walking easy.    Cures swollen and
sweating feet,  blisters and callous spots.
Relieves corns and bunions of all pain and ,
lives rest and comfort    Ten thousand tes* !
jimoniftls of cures.   Try It today.   Bold by
all .druggists and shoe stores for 25c.   Bent
by mail Tor 26c in stamps.    Trial package
FREB.    Address  Alien 3.   Olmsted,   tt i
Roy, New York.
In view of the assertion recently made
liy the Spanish newspapers to the effect
that "there nro no colleges in America" it
is interesting to know that wc lmve 4MO
universities niul colleges, 847'2 professors'
nnd teachers therein, and 124,084 students.
We offer One  Hundred  Dollars Rewar-1   for
any  ru«e of Catarrh tliut can nut be cured   by
liuil'H Catarrh Cure.
P.  J. CHENEY & CO.,  Toledo,  O.
We,   the  undersigned,    have    known   F.   J,
Cheney  Tt.r   the   last   IS yeurn,   nnd   believe  hlm
perfectly honorable In uii business transactions
and financially able to carry out any ubiinii-
tlt»iH   made   by   their   firm.
WEST &. TRUAX,  Wholesale Druggists, Toledo, o.
WALKING.  KINNAN   4   MARVIN,   Wholesale
Druggists,   Toledo.   O.
Hall's Catarrh cure ih taken internally, acting directly upon the blood und mucous Surfaces of the system. Testimonials sent tree.
Price 76c per botil<*.  Kohl  by ull   Druggists*
Hall's Family Pills are the bem.
Edelweiss is to bo protected by law in
the Austrian Alps. The emperor has
signed laws passed by the diets of Styrla
aud Carniola forbidding the removal of
llie plant with its roots, the sale of it to
tourists ami exportation in large quantities.
CIT5 Permanently Oared, Noflteornervousnes
Nlw alter lirst day's use or Dr. Kline's Ureal
Nervf Restorer. Send for fkkk fttf.oo trial
bottle and treatise, DR. It. IL KLLMi, Ltd., uffl
a rib atrtet, Philadelphia, Fh
Sulliy parish, in Northamptonshire,
mmle the following return to the county
council's request for parish documents:
"Xo church, no parson, no tithe, no pub-
lie, no property, no documents."
1 shall recommend PLso's Cure for Consumption far and wide.—Mrs. Mulligan,
PI urns tend,   Kwit,  England,  Nov.  8,  1895.
Many of the cast-oft uniforms of English soldiers nre exported to Africa for
trading purposes with the Kaffirs.
Try  Schilling's Best tea and  baking powder.
The custom of anointing the body with
oil is almost universal among the natives
of Africa, The idea is not a pleasant one,
but ihe darkies know what they are
about, and use the lubricant to prevent
chapping of the skin. The hoi winds in
the region of lhe Nile have a most irritating effect on lhe body, and the most
sensitive skins crack until the blood
Two Letters to Mrs. Pinkham.
Mra. John WlLUAUS, Englishtown,
N. J., writes:
11 Dear Mrs, Pinkham:—I cannot begin to tell you how I suffered beforo
taking your remedies. I was bo weak
thatl could hardly walk across the floor
without falling. Iliad womb trouble
and such a hearing-down feeling ; also
suffered with my back and limbs, pain
la womb, inflammation of the bladder,
piles and iudigestion. Hefore 1 had
taken one bottle of Lydia E. I'ink ham's
Vegetable Compound I felt a great deal
better, and after taking two aud one-
half bottles and half a box of your
Liver Pills I was cured. If more would
take your medicine they would not
have to suffer so much."
Mrs. Joseph Peterson, 513 East St.,
Warren, Pa., writes:
"Dear Mrs. Pinkham:—I have suffered with womb trouble over fifteen
years. I had inflammation, enlargement and displacement of the womb.
I had the backache constantly, also
headache, and was so dizzy. I had
heart trouble, it seemed as though my
heart was in my throat at times choking me. I could not walk around and
I could not lie down, for then my heart
would beat so fast I would feel as
though I was smothering. I had to
sit up in bed nights in order to breathe.
I was so weak I could not do anything.
"I have now taken several bottles of Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable
Compound, and used th ree packages of Sanative Wash, and can say
I am perfectly cured. I do not think
I could have lived long if Mrs. Pink-
ham's medicine had not helped in*."
Span I nil Liner D-ratruyed foy Plucky
Americun Boats**— ■UumiiaiiauMi is
atari liia—-Cubans     Reed     Strong
Control on   Account  of Their  llru-
t ii HI y.
Key West. Fla., July 10. There is now
little doubt that the Spanish steamer destroyed by the Hawk, Prairie and Custine
.it Marie] ou Wednesday loat was tlie
transatlantic liner Alfonso XII.. -*i nearly ihmmi tons. Although the American
ships were unable to approach close
enough to clearly establish her identity,
on account of the brisk flre from the shore
batteries, her appearance corresponds
wiih the description of the Alfonso Ml.
as given In Lloyd's.
The destruction of the ship was a during piece of work. The credit does not
all belong to the Prairie, whose big guns
Anally encompassed the Spaniard's ruin
and left her a mass of blazing wreckage
on the beach, The work of the little converted yacht Hawk was heroic to u degree, ll was she who lirst discovered the
enemy and alone gave chase, running
hack to 0 safe distance only when the
Spaniard drew In under the Ma-riel batteries and close to twu Spanish gunboat*
lying in lhe harbor.
During Work of it Small Hoot.
Before seeking aid, however, the Hawk
lowered a small boat, manned by Ensign
Scholidd nnd a crew of »ix. In the bright
light of the tropical moon they pulled
boldly to within a ship's length of the
Spaniard after she had gone aground,
their mission being to learn her name.
From the time they left the Hawk until
their return, lhe small boat and her crew
were mude a brilliant, target for the machine guns and small arms aboard the
steamer, nnd an incessant flre was directed at Ihem. Nothing daunted, they drew
dose enough to hear spoken orders on the
enemy's deck, Shots were Hying all
around them, bul none struck, and they
were eventually compelled to return to
their ship without having fulfilled their
purpose. The lire not only from Uie Spaniard, but also from the Marie! tower, a
sand battery, and the Spanish gunboats
continued until the (Jasline and Prairie
came up and silenced them and destroyed
the Alfonso XII.
ghufter'a  Troops  lu   Good   Sliuiie.
Wasiiiiigloiii, July 10.—In view of the
published allegations lhat the troops
were on short rations (Jeneral Shafter
was yesterday wired as to the proof of
the assertion. He answered that one day
only the troops were on halt rations and
on that day the only troops who suffered
were a few at lhe furthest point from
the supply depot. The general says there
was considerable complaint on account of
lack of tobacco, but added that there was
Butllcienl food, tobacco nnd other necessary supplies on lhe ships lo last at least
two months and they will be brought
ashore at the earliest possible moment.
Everything he reported to be in a most
satisfactory condition and he explained
that fighting might be resumed perhaps
this afternoon or evening.
t'liiimiN lo He Controlled.
The statement from the press correspondents with the army in the held to
the effect that the Cubans under Ctarcia
have undertaken to designate a governor
for Santiago after it falls has attracted
a good deal of attention here. The dispatch went on to state that thc man for
the place was Colonel Castillo of General
Gare'ia's army, and that General Shafter
upon being notified of the choice had referred the matter to Washington. No
BUCh reference has been made and the )f-
licials here do not expect for an instant
that General Shafter will make it. Jf
Santiago falls under his attack (Jeneral
Shafter and no one else would assume
command of Santiago, and retain that
command as long as he Btays in that vicinity and until he is relieved by orders
from Washington, lt is not contemplated here to turn the captured communities
over to the Cubans without careful consideration of the consequences involved,
not ouly from Iho point of moral obligation upon the United States as a civilized
nation, but also from sound political doctrines.
The reports that are reiterated as to the
brutal altitude of the Cubans toward thc
Spanish w ho surrender near Santiago
have caused a great deal of disquiet here
and ll is believed that, nnr military nud
naval commanders will be expected to
see to it. that the Cubans are held to the
strictest observance of the rules of civilized warfare under pain of being severely
dealt with.
The   Town   In   Heiitly   to   Full.
Guantanamo, July S, 7 a. m., by Lhe
Associated Press Dispatch Boat Cynthia,
via Port Antonio, July 9, and Kingston,
July 10.—Advices received by Commander McCalla of the Marblehead from the
city of Guantanamo show that deaths
from starvation average IS daily.
General Perez, commander of Guantanamo, has given up hope of succor and
the town could readily he taken were it
worth while to risk the lives of the Atnei-
ican troops. The entrance from the upper
to the lower bay is patrolled nightly by
Steam launches, The gimbouls iu the
upper bay have uot shown themselves fur
several days.
Thousands of Cubans, some estimates
placing the number at 20,000, nre being
fed nt the camp on the west side of the
harbor with supplies furnished by the
Hed Cross Society,
Pointer,   to   Avoid   Penalties   Under
the Revenue Law.
Tlie deputy revenue collector says:
"The stamps lor commercial purposes will
be issued in various denominations, but
if one is short a particular denomination
he can make it up with stamps of another denomination 'thus for a paper to be
taxed r> cents he may u*-e two 2-cent and
a 1-eent stamp. In using the revenue
stamps the user must cancel them by writing on them his initials and the date.
There has been much discussion regarding the revenue law as it affects the drug
business, an.l I understand a circular lias
been -,-iu out by a local wholesale house
which gives erroneous instructions aa to
stamping medicines and preparations."
I,,,™   A.  t,»  llruffM.
"For and upon every packet, box, bottle,
pot or phial, or other inclosure containing any pills, powders, tinctures, troches
or lozenges, syrup, cordials, bitters, anodynes, tonics, plasters, linimenLs, salves,
ointments, pastes, drops, waters (except
nutiii-.il siuing waters and carbonated
natural spring waters), essences, spirits,
..its, and all medical preparations or compositions whatsoever, made nnd sold, or
removed for sale, by any person or per-
sous whatever, wherein the person making the same has or claims to have any
private formula, secret or occult art for
the making or preparing the same, or
has or claims to have the exclusive right
or title to thc making or preparing the
same, or which are prepared, uttered,
vended or exposed lor sale under any
letters patent, or trade mark, or whicli,
if prepared by any formula, published or
unpublished are held out or recommended to the public hy the makers, venders,
or proprietors thereof as proprietary medicines, or medicinal proprietary articles or
preparations, or as remedies or as specifics
for any disease, diseases, or affection,
whatever affecting tlie human or animal
'body, as follows: Where such packet,
box, bottle, pot, phial or other inclosure
wilh its contents, shall exceed the retail
price or value of 5 >-enlH, and shall not
exceed al the retail price, or value the
sum of 1 cents, two eighths of 1 cent."
The law then provides that when the
value i.s from 5 to 10 cents the tax shall
be two-eighths of a cent) where lfi cents,
three-eighths of a cent*, where 'Iii cenls,
live-eighlhs of a cent, and for each additional 'iii cents of price, ftve-elgllDhs of a
rent additional.
for perfumery and cosmetics and other
similar articles the package, when under
the value of 5 cents, is taxed one-eighth
of a cent, The tax for values above that
price is the same us in the schedule just
quoted above,
Chewing gum or substitutes therefor
are. taxed 4 cents for each $1 of relail
Sparkling or other wines bottled for
sale are taxed 1 cent a pint. The proper
Stop drinking
colored tea. Try
Schilling's Best;
.Inly 1, ISilfi, l>eur the regular tax, while
commercial papers i-sued prior to July
1, IHtw, but not, presented for payment
until on and after .Inly I, lttlltt, are not
Historic   Malls   for   Snle.
All the Monmouthshire estates of lhe
Beaufort family, comprising 20,000 acres
with a yearly rent roll of $160,000, ure
offered for sale by the Duke's eldest son.
the Marquis of Worcester. Included ill
the sale are eight castles, among them
.Monmouth, where Henry V. was born;
I'sk, where Edward IV. and Richard 11.
were born; Chepstow, Raglan, Strigull
and Grosmont, besides the ruins of Tint-
em Abbey and the manorial rights over
King Arthur's C'aerlcon. Before the
crash ih wheat it was staled that Mr. I..
'/.. Leilcr would purchase Tinlern Abbey.
Miielilne for Cleurlng Soup.
Strange as it may seem, women who
claim to be good cooks still serve greasy
soups, abominations to the eye, palate
and stomach. As remedy for this the
"soup digester," a kettle with n faucet
near the bottom by which the clear liquid
may be drawn oil without the fat may
now be had.
Yellowstone fair dales ut Hillings, are
September 27-30.
stamps must bc affixed at the time of
Commercial S'ltnti,,,.
The folowing list ol spwial and stamp
taxes under schedule "A" which covers
financial transactions will be of interest.
It was designed to include every possible
transaction of hanking or brokerage character and seems to have succeeded fairly
Bonds, debentures and certificates of
indebtedness— 5 cents for each $10, face
Original issue of stock—5 cents for each
$1110  face value.
Sales and transfers of slock—2 cents for
each $100 face value.
Bank checks, drafts and certificates of
deposit drawing no interest, payable on
demand—2 cents each,
Bill of exchange (inland), draft, certificate of deposit ami promissory notes,
drawing interest—2 cents for each $100,
face value.
Bill of exchange (foreign) or letter of
credit, if drawn singly—1 cents for each
$100; if in sets of two or more, for each,
2 cents for each $100.
Bill of lading or receipt for export—10
cents each.
Bills of lading, manifest or receipt of
railroad, express or other carrier—1 cent
Conveyance nr deed of real estate—50
cents for each $600 conveyance.
Mortgages, real or personal—25 cents
for each $Ti(HI above $1000.
Leases—2o cents a year, 60 cents to
three years, 50 cents above three years.
Certificates of profit and all transfers—
2 cents for each $100, face value.
Contract, broker's note or memorandum
of sale of goods, merchnndi.se, stock, exchange, note of hand, bonds, real estate
or property of any description issued hy
broker or person acting as such—TO cenls
Indemnifying bonds of all kinds*—50
cents each.
Powers of attorney—26 cents each.
Protest—25 cenls each.
Proxy for voting to elect officers of
corporations—10 cents each.
Telegraph message 1 cent each word.
Telephone message for which over lo
cents is paid—1 cent each.
Warehouse receipts—25 cents each.
Sales or agreements to sell any product,
or merchandise at any exchange, board
of trade or oilier similar place— 1 cent
for each $100, face "ttlue.
Till   ..I,   lluslll.-SM.
Following ure Hie taxes levied on various classes of business
Bankers—$2 per $1000 of capital and
Brokers- $Ti0 a yeur.
Pawnbrokers—.$20 a year.
Commercial brokers—$20 a year.
Custom house brokers—$10 a year.
Theaters, museums, concert hulls, in
cities of ovcr 2.*i,tHKl inhabitants—$100 a
Circuses- .$100 a year.
Other shows and exhibitions—$10 a
Bowling alleys, billiard rooms, per alley or table—$5 per year.
Toliaeoo dealers—Leaf tobacco, sales,
50,000 pounds and under, $11 per year;
sales between 50,000 and 100,000 pounds,
$12 per yeur; sales over 100,000 pounds,
$24 per year.
Tobacco manufacturers—Sales under
50,000, $0 per year; sales between 50,000
and 100,000, $12 per year; Hales over 100,*
000, $24 per year.
Tobacco—■Manufacturers of cigars—
Sales under 100,000, $11 per year; sales between 100,000 nnd 200,000, $12 per year;
sales over 200,000, $14 per year.
Collection of tuxes on these forms of
business has not yet commenced Collector Willson will give ample notification of
It has been ruled that legal instruments executed prior to July 1, 1898, hut
not presented for record until on or after
Wheal    Q-iolMflMU.,    Wool    Pl-fur**.,
aud   Ibe   Price   ut   1'rinlui.r.
hollowing are the Spokane quotations,
Wholesale prices are given unless otherwise quoted:
Wheat nt the warehouse—county
points: Club, bulk, 45c; socked, 40cj
bluestem, bulk, 47c; sacked, 60c. Al
Spokane: Club, bulk, 50c; sacked, 5lh'-,
bluestem, hulk, 63c; sicked, 55o.
Oat.s—At Spokane, I*, o. b., $10@20.
Barley-Country points, f. o. b., 70(d)
75c per cwt.
Rye—Country points, f. o. h., $1 per
Flour—Per barrel—Cold Drop, $4.25;
Big Loaf, $4.«a; Hunner, $4.00; Plan-
sifter, $4.50; Superb, $4.25; Spokane, $4;
Snow-flake, $4.25; whole wheat, $4.25;
rye, .$5; gruhuin, $4.
Feed—Bran and shorts, $11 per ton;
shorts, $12; bmn, $10; rolled barley, $20;
chicken feed, $lSfa lu.
Hay—Timothy, $8.50 per ton; baled
timothy, $10.50; wheat hay, $8; oat hay,
| $7; alfalfa, $10.
Eggs—Ranch, $5.25@5.50.
\    Corn—Whole, $2.1; cracked, $24.
I    Wool—Pine medium, 0@7e [ier lb; nie-
I dium, 5@0c tier lb.
Produce—Fancy creamery butter, 40
and 00-lb tubs, 19c per lb; 5, 10 and 20-
jlb tubs, 20c: prints, 22c; California butter, 25@26c lli; Country butter in rolls,
lite per lb; cooking butter, 10c; eastern
creamery, prints, 23c; cheese, twin, full
cream, I2|c; cheese, twin, skim milk, !H
I (<i 10c.
Vegetables—Potatoes, 40@50c per cwt;
'cabbage, $2.50 per cwt; turnips, $2.50 per
!ewt;  cucumbers, $1.50 per    doz;    beets,
| $1.50®.') per cwt;    onions, $2@2.60 per
1    Poultry—Chickens,   live   weight   10@
lie per lb, dressed 12@13c; spring broilers, $2;76@3.26; turkeys,   live, ll@l2c;
; dressed   12(tcl3c;   spring ducks,  dressed
$4@4,50   per  doz,;   geese,  live   10(3*110,
dressed 12@12 I-2c.
Meats—Beef cows, live $2.85@3.10 per
cwt; dressed $0(B;7; steerB, live $2.85@
3.50, dressed $8(88.50; hogs, live $4.50@
4.75, dressed $ii@6.50; mutton, live 4@
4 12c, dressed 8@81-2c per lb; dressed
veal, 7@8c per lb; lamb, 121-2 wholesale.
Portland, July 11 .—Wheat—Unchanged; Walla Wall;i, 00c; valley, 03c.
'Tacoma, July 11.—Wheat-—Receipts
are light and prices le higher. Club, tile;
bluestem, 04c.
San Francisco, July 11.—Miver   bars,
58c; Mexican dollars, 46S@40|c,
I*uke copper—Quiet; brokers', $11.76.
Lead—Firm, $1.80.
ConlrreH.  lln.   Adjourned.
Washington, July 8.—The end of this
session of congress in the house was
marked by two notable incidents. One was
sensationally partisan, well nigh resulting in personal conflicts on the floor of tlie
house; the other was notably patriotic
und swept away nil signs of the former.
In the former Mr. Bay of New York, Mr.
Handy of Delaware, Mr. Cannon of Illinois and -Mr. Hall of Texas were the principal participants. In the latter all members joined irrespective of party affiliation. After Hie rather slormy session of
two hours, the house when adjournment
wns announced, joined in cheers for tlie
president and war heroes and the singing
of patriotic songs, milking perhaps the
most notable ending of a session since the
civil war. The only measure of importance
passed was a bill to reimburse states for
expenses incurred in aiding the organization of tlie volunteer army.
Hurpsler, Idaho, July 11. —H. A.
Kevins, a Moscow mining expert, hus
been inspecting the properties of tlie
Qreeh Creek Mining Company. If his re-
port is favorable, a mill will te erected
upon the property. W. 11. V. Richards,
manager of the mine, has disposed of considerable blocks of slock in Lewiston recently.
£ Kstabllihed 1780.
I Baker's
celebrated for more
than a century as a
delicious, nutritious, '
and    flesh-forming
beverage,   has   our ■
Yellow Label
on the front of every
package,   and   our \
trade*mark,"La Belle
Chocolatiere/'on the \
back. i
j£ Dorchester, MaM. 2
N-p-kn iiinii' lfi a I.-.'itit From a Naval
OllU-i-r—Story N**i*iIn < on 11 mitt I lull
—Naval   M-pii   Cre-tluloun  nm!   I'immI
Iff    SfllNHtloll,
New York, July \±—Information in n
private letter received from an officer of
Admiral Dewey's s-qiindroil says tli--- U"-
Spaniards have tried Admiral Montojo
and sentenced him to death for his defeat
hy Admiral Dewey. 'J'he. officer* <*om-
tnenting upon this extraordinary proceed*
ingj snys:
"Think of it! After he hud fought almost live hours in thc two engagements
—fought until every ship he had was
burned or sunk, und his lasl ship went
down with Hying colors; fought when he
himself had an arm shot off. his captain
killed, and his whole llagship's crew
killed or wounded!
"The captain of the little gunboat Cal-
tao, captured after the battle, was paroled
and given safe passage to Manila, where
he wanted to go to see his wife. The
Spaniards promptly shot him."
uf the life aboard the American squadron, tho officer says:
"Our life here is very hard. Tlie
weather is intensely hot and perspiration
streams from us day and night. Some of
us are mere shadows of our I'ormei selves.
We have to be on the alert at night for
torpedo boats, and alarms are frequent.
1 think the danger very slight. The Spaniards iu Manila seem to be expecting un
attack by land from the insurgents, and
have taken all the small boats we did not
capture into a lake behind thc eity und
blockaded up its outlet to the bay with
sunken hulks.
"lUoting in the eity hus begun. Meat
is $2 a pound. We are living on the fat
of I hleand okthe oD7lfl gh bm bin bin
of the land; boats with chickens and
fruit, eggs, etc., come all day long. At
times a schooner toad of pigs or cows is
captured, and we have tine wine from the
captured navy yard. Our ice machine
turns out ice all day long. At night we
have out picket boats, and tlte men sleep
at the battery with loaded guns."
A  Map of .IrwelH.
Cunovas del Castillo's widow has received a njagni(icent present from admirers of her husband in the Philippines.
It is a large map in relief of the Philippines, made of beaten gold, the towns
marked by rubies, the names written in
sapphires and the dedication in diamonds.
The map is set in a frame of gold ami
jewels, with a gold bust of Ca novas on
toj), und this is inclosed in a box of
precious woods artistically carved. The
gift Is valued nt $30,000.
Hi»uHek-e«|it>r'ri Ubki-k.
In the circuit court at Kokomo, Ind.,
Sarah Logan, an aged spinster, i.s suing
the estate of Isaac Crane, deceased, for
services alleged to have been rendered by
plaintifT us housekeeper during a period
of forty years following the death of
Crane's wife. Crane willed the bulk of
his property to a Chicago faith cure society, but the will wus broken on the
ground of the testator's alleged imbecility.
Iflleveu   UkM**!**  Were  Lout.
Washington, July 9.—The wur department was advised last night tliat during u
severe storm off the coast of Cuba 11
lighters en route to Santiago in tow of
tugs were swamped ami lost. Wo far ns
known no lives were lost, llie lighters
were from Mobile, New Orleans and
Charleston, and were intended for the use
of General Shafter to transfer supplies
and ordnance from the ii\insports to the
shore. The department Immediately put
into operation efl'orts to replace the lost
A   ■T.-iiteii.triimi,
Mrs. Klizjh-t'lh Lennox, aged 101 years,
died at her home in Philadelphia last
\ "»k. She hud five children, all of whom
are living, twenty-one grandchildren, and
thirty ci, ht groat-grandchildren. Her eldest child, a daughter, is now 74 years old,
nnd her oldest grandchild 25 years old
Up to within n few weeks of her death
Mrs. Lennox's health was excellent. She
could walk up a flight, of stairs without
assistance, and her eyesight and memory
were unimpaired.
Mure  Trouble In  France.
Some French legitimists are taking up
seriously the claim of the Naundorff pretenders. They held a service at the
Church of St. Booh in Paris recently to
celebrate the anniversary of Louis XYII.'s
escape from tho Temple.
Ilonton   Out   of   »n niter.
The l>est of evidence that Itoston is
recovering from the .Spanish bombardment scare is furnished in the announcement that the dome of the state house
is being giiven a new coat of resplendent
gold leaf.
The British admiralty has given orders
for the sale of her majesty's ship Nelson,
which has been lying in the harbor of
Melbourne for many years past. She has
been afloat since 1814, and was at that
time the largest Knglish lineofJbuttle
shu-i-.li   No  Merey  liy  CuIhuim. ,
Before Santiago, duly 7, per the Asso-
elated Press Dispatch Boat Dauntless, via
fort  Antonio    and    Kingston, .Jamaica,;
lulv B.—One secret of the determination
>f  the  Spanish  soldiery  in Santiago  to
light to the death  wus the belief which j
prevailed generally among    them    that
prisoners taken by the Americans would!
be put lo the sword.  It   is known  that
ifter the fall of Kl Caney on duly 1 Lhe|
Spanish  soldiers  who  escaped  along the
foothills marched directly Into   General
Qarcla'fl men, posted to tlio north of Sun-
tiago.   They fought desperately, but were
shown no mercy by the Cubans, and were
macheted to the last man. Qeneral pelerine, who was in command, was brutally
mutilated.   The knowledge of this m:iss.t-|
ere   found its way into    Santiago   und |
prompted the Spanish resolution to die
rather than surrender.
The voluntary surrender of some of the
wounded Spanish ollicers and men has dispelled the delusion und is helping to induce General Toral to consider the proposition  to capitulate.   After the fall of
EH- Caney the Cubans sacked  the town, i
Information of the    two    outrages wasj
promptly  sent  to  General  Shafter,  who |
issued orders lhat any Cuban found rifling
the bodies of dead or wounded Spaniards
would 'be promptly dealt with.
To   prevent  the  possibility  of Cubans
plundering Santiago when it. capitulates
it has been decided to forbid thc Cubans
entering lhe town.
DlviilenuN of lluated Hanks.
Washington, duly 11.—Thc comptroller
of the currency has declared dividends
for creditors of insolvent hunks as follows: 13 percent for the Browne National bank, Spokane, Wash., and 42 per cent
for the Merchants and Miners' National
bank. Phillipsburg, Mont.
Diplomatic relations between Lippe-
Detmold and Prussia have becn broken
on". The kaiser tried to force his brother-
in-law, the prince of Schuumburg-ljippe,
as ruler over the little principality, but
the law courts decided thut the sovereignty belonged to uno'lher branch of the lappa family.
Paris university has established a doctor's degree that can be obtained by foreigners, lt is given on examination and
the presentation of a thesis after a residence of four semesters. Evidence of previous study in foreign countries will be
accepted from foreigners.
A favorite mode of suicide nmong the
African tribes who dwell near Uike Ny-
nssa is lo wade inlo the lake and calmly
wait for u crocodile to open its mouth ami
swallow him.
A Beautiful Present
In order to Iurther introduce ELASTIC STARCH (Flat Iron Brand),
the manufacturers, I. C. Hubinger Bros. Co., of Keokuk, Iowa, have
decided to GIVE AWAY a beautiful present with each package of
starch sold.  These presents are in the form of
Beautiful Pastel Pictures
They are 13x19 inches in size,and are entitled as follows:
Lilacs and
Lilacs and
These rare pictures, four' in  number, b;
LeRoy, of New York, have been chosen
iy the  renowned pastel artist,
from the very choicest subject!
in his studio and are now oSered for the first time to tlie public.
The pictures are accurately reproduced in all the colors used in the originals, and are pronounced by competent critics, works of art.
Pastel pictures are the correct thing for tlie home, nothing surpassing
them in beauty, richness of color and artistic merit.
Une of these pictures f I _ ■ £% m ■
'LhV*.'w of EJcistic wTcircn
purchased of your grocer, lt is the best laundry starch on the market, and
is sold for 10 cents a package. Ask your grocer for this starch and get a
beautiful picture.
..Qreat Removal Sale..
A Half-Million Dollar Stock to  Be
Closed Out.
Work will toon it completed on our new five-story building we
are to occupy, and u we intend to place only new goods upon iti
shelves our present immense stock must be promptly disposed of.
We have
To such an extent that it is to the Interests of everyone to buy now.
All mail orders filled at Removal Sale Prices.
M«or«'«Kflv*ftled Rvrandjr wllldolt. Thrtt
AotM will make yon (eel better. Gtt 11 Iron
fur drugflit or any wholesale drnt house, ei
l»m Stewar 14 Holmes Ding Co.. Seattle.
 J Stopped .torn-.
. H-)rriiiM,4S.Ii.bfll»Bl<lf,*.'hli-.i:o.lll
Bishop Scott Icademy1
A BuHrdliiK end Day School for boys.
Military dlnctpllne In cl awe of U. H.
Army officer. Primary, lir-j-parslory
aid  a-iulfinc departure   tt.      Manual
Training or uloyd hns reuently wen In*
Btall-pd. Boy* of all uge.t received,
f*i»fi-lkl Initruction in nm-iir, uiudero
iHiiKiihRt'M, flienograptiy. ThrotiKb. eol-
l-'t-p preparation a specialty, ratal.■■ ■■•
on application to the principal, J. W.
HILL. M. U,  P.  O.   .Drawer 17. Port-
"     rap. Tmwb Good.
Sold by druggleta.
I lioat Coogh Byruj
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