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The Grand Forks Miner Mar 13, 1897

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Bonds of Electric, Steam
or Horse Car Railways
Persons having i.-'ining or other Properties that will
bear investigation, can h.'.vo a Oompany promoted, or
sell thsra, by addressing	
17 and 19 Broadway, New York Oity.    London -offices:  -OhisWell  House/ No,
139 Plnsbury Pavement, London, K. 0,, England,
All kinds of Meats, German Sausages and Head
Cheese always on hand.
Grand Forks, B. C.
The Mammoth Hotel of the Kettle River District.
MRS, A. V. DAVp, Proprietress,
Leaves Bossburg on tbe arrival of tho sou I h bound train arriving at Grand Porks
at 1) o'clock same evening. Leaves Grand Forks at 1 o'clocit a. m., arriving at
Bossburg in time to connect with northbound train. K'xpress and freight promptly attended to und handled at reasonable rates,  '
Should carofully conside*'
the cost of n-Jerin1, and
by figuring, find . ut that
all kinds of
Carson Lodge I. 0. 0, F. No. 37-
J., (J, \J, £• evening; at 8 o'clock In their
hull nt Ciii-Miu, it C. A cordial Invitation ex-
t, :niod '.mil sojourning brethren.
r. li. NELSON, 11. '*.
I). I). McLaiikn, N. il.
CUurcU Notrcc
J. Babbatii in the church at il a. in. aud 7:30
p* m. in the school room nt Grand Forks. Bab*
bttth school 10:80 n. in. in the BChocl room.
At Carton weekly 8 p. m.
.Rjsv, Tho&- Taton. Pastor.
Rough and Pressed Lumber i.u , ,m iman cm mi
Shingles, Lath, Etc.
can be purchased at the
Grand   Forks
Sawmill ....
C.  K, SIMPSON.  Proprietor.
Druggists Etc
And Mining Engineer.   Memborof Quebec Min-
ing Society.   Mineral claims Examii'icd
and Reported on.
Chns.ile IiluisGroen C E PL?,   F.Wolloston P LS
1 Provincial Land Surveyors
A Full Stock of Toilet Artielo3
Uways on Hand. Also a \yell
Assorted Supply of
MANLY'S NEW B100K,       C.HNO F0R:<.S B. C
1 t   S, CAYLEY,
Barrister, Solicitor, Etc.
|   P, MoI/EOD.
Barrister, Solicitor, Etc,
Barrister at Law,
Notary Public, Etc.
Law and Collecting Agency.
Civil Engiuoors, Etc
OBlec in ViiiiXe.ss'AilililinnwilhJ.II.l'ealbe
ston, awayer.
Provincial Land Surveyor.
And Civil Engineer.
Dill' i:, MIDWAY, 11. C.
Associate .Member Canadian
Soelpty ol t'Jvil  Englueors.
Sludcnl from Hie Cullei-c nl Music of Ciiicln-
HOttl, and pupil nl tho dlstlpgulshtri Mastor and
Violinist, Chas. Baotons ol the Brussels Franoo
Belgian School ol tin* Violin.
OFFICE tlOUHS — Monday, Wednesday
Thursday, Friday and Saturday,' 2 to 51>. in.
Bath   Rooms,
RIVERSIDE,      -      -      -      GRAND FORKS'
Barber Shop.
Centrally Loon tod.   All Work Qatiranteod to bo
First-Class in every ltespect.
PETER A, I PARE,      •     •     PROPRIETOR.
MIDWAY, 11. C.
Searcher of Records.
Notary Public.
formation, Development and General
Character of Ore of Our Best
Properties Within a Radius
o' Twenty Miles.
Lost week we published n Hat of miac-p, in the
near vidnity of Grand Forks, which would be
prepared to .ship oro from this point ns soon as
a railroad,into the district is assured, There
were in this ftpt thirty Ih oe mines all situated
within a radiusOf twenty miles, and this Is only
a small fraction of tho number in the same territory wlilcl, give every indication and promise
of becoming shippers with development.
People who have never visited the Grand
Forks district, may find It hard to believe that
within fio small an area of territory, there can'
have been shown up sueh a numbor of prospects which ure almost certain to becomo pro
It is a well known fact that Rossland is tiio
greatest mining camp iu the world today, for
the amount of development work done; and ii
is the opinion or old prospect* and others who
have been over the district, that tho Rossland
distiict will he u side show compared with this
inside the next two years. This seems all the
more incredible when one considers lhe short
time which has .elapsed since this section was
first bioiight to tho notice of tlie mining world
as a future great mineral district. For the beue-
lit of any who aro skeptical we herewith append short descriptions of a few of the properties mentioned in our last Issuens sure shippers.
First and foremost conies the great Volcanic.
lately capitalized by the Olive Gold Mining company m $20,000,000, which is pronounced by mi
wlm have vlsitod it to bo with'out doubt tho
largest ho ly oi mineral in the known mining
world. The lodge on this property is in some
places full 1,600 fcot in width, and the general
character of the ore is a sulphide, carrying a
huge percentage of arsenical iron and oxides,
tlie values of which range iu lho neighborhood
of l\v{} to nine per cent, copper. The highest
assays have reached ?:.!) and from thai; th jy fall
to as low as oven fJ. Even the most exper
lenced experts cannot estimate tho value of the
ore or th9 result of development. Its extent is
a paralyser to the most  practiced jndjes of
niillCS        Tl'''   proporty    i ■ (J, -■ .Up    I     ■ '.•• r. *...<.
uc-1 JfiO feel in length, run in from tho base
uf Ihe mountain from the west side, which
has attained a verttoal depth of ovor 300 foot.
.Several open entsand shafts have been made on
the outcrop, 0:1 the face of the mountain, but
with no particular result in djfluiug the boundaries of tho vein or changing the character of Us
mineral. On the oust side of the mountain iu-
disllncl traces can be found of tho hanging wail
but so far no work done has actually demonstrated its situation. Tlie Volcanic is simply a
mountain of mineral and practically inexhaustible,
About one mile from tho Volcanic is the well
known Columbia property, which is now developed enough to, from tlie Bhowlng alre.uly
made, guarantee a shipper with tlio inauguration of railway facilities for tho transportation
of our ore. It is ownod by II. E. Beaeh and \V.
R. Murray, a well known mining man of Montana and Rossland. Tho owners havo driven a
tunnel forty-five feet into tlie huge iron cap
lodge on this property, the last twenty feet ol
which is in solid ore with no signs of a dimin-
ishment. Assays lately taken from tho breast of
the tunnel gave ie urns of $!>-] in gold, eight
per cent copper and one ounce silver.
Nearilu; Volcanic and Columbia is another
property which bids fair tu becomo a strung
rival of either as soon us shipping is begun.
This is tlie Wonderful, owned by Glllman, Wil
Hums aud Colllus, who have a tunnel iu between forty and sixty feet and are steadily
pushing It ahead. Tho focopf tho drift is now
in solid ore which runs in gold and copper far
more than enough to pay for shipping and
A Hi 'cover one mile from Ihe Volcanic is the
French camp group, of seven claims, lately incorporated into the Kuglish and French Wold
Mining company. Mostofthe development of
(his group has boon done *>-i tb ) N ipoloon Hon-
uparte and tlie Hi.iiun.uclaims, On th" former
a shaft has been BUtlk on the ledge, showing it
to have a M [dtll of ten feet and to carry a solid
ure body of copper sulphldo with iron pyrites
aud excellent gold   values.    Koine time ugu 11
tunnel was started on the Bonaiia i and is now
in about twenty feet. At Ibe very beginning of
tills tunnel a seam of galena wns struck which
yavo most satisfactory assays. This soam has
constantly widened until li now shows over
eighteen Inches of tolid oro while ihe assay
values have risen in aceor mnce with lhe size of
the ledge.
Three mile- north uf tho Volcanic lies ibe
Pathfinder, the ledge of which Is over mi feet
wldoand has been traced the entlro length of the
claim. The main formation here is granite With
porphyry dykes intersecting the vein, which lies
between walls of grauto and lime. Thus. Parkinson anil Wm. Pflefer, the owners have sun'tf
ashafttothe depth of something over thirty
lect and have now on the dump more th in 100
tons of ore of shipping value. Tlie Pathfinder
ore is strictly a sulphide, very much resembling that of tho War Eagle, ut Rossland. To
the east of tlie shaft and near the foot wall,
another.out was made and within two feet of
the surface native copper was found fun seamy,
broken-up quartz, very mich different from
that found in the shaft or other parts of the
vein. Throughout, the general character of the
ore found in the Pathfinder vein is eippcr
glance, sulphides and arsenical iron. This ore
averages from three to seven per cent, copper,
from$:;.0;> to ft 1.00 gold aud four ounces silver.
Messrs. Parkinson and Piiefer, in company with
others, also own the Hidden Treasure, which
gives every indication uf beluga "jlm dandy"
A shaft has been sunk on this property, showing ore of the same general characteristics as
tho Pathfinder.
Another valuable property in this neighbor
hood is the Tiger, owned by Chas. Washburn
and Frank Rail ston, It lies almost directly
north of the Hidden Treasure and has been de
veloped by a shaft eighteen feet deep, Bliowiuu
a line botly ef o e An open out near lhe .-baft,
also, produced first class ore, and with the
showing now madeou the Tiger it onlji needs
development to place it pn the shipping si io.
Home four miles up the North Fork from the
Volcanic, on Cedur creek, is tlie Bonanza inoiii:
tain group, now owned by tiio Bonanza Mountain GqMlng Mining company, This group consists of four claims, the Bom ilia, Colorado,
Nevada and Mountain View. Ou the Bonansi,
the principal property ef the group, a shall bis
been sunk to the depth of forty five feet,and a
CrOSSCtll stalled to patch the vein which dipped
nway frpm tho workings at tlie depth of ten feet.
At six feet whore the ledge was struck the ore
assayed as high as ?5a.00 in gold ami thirteen
per cent ci;ppcr. The ore is a sulphide Willi a
a spar quartz.
In Summit, rami) we have Ihe tfimmu und
Mountui i Hose, owned by Torn;! and Midgeon,
of Butte, .Mont, One shafton tin, Emma is now
down Iihi feet, and another over twenty feet,
Doth having showings of magnetic iron, carrying shipping values iu gold, silver, and copper,
the gold runniugias high ns $23.00 The ledge
has been traced fur over >m feet and crosscuts
prove ir to-be thirty-five feet wide.
Not'far from the Emma is tlie R-Bell- now the
property ol the Keough Hold and Copper Mining company, of Salt Lake City, I'tab. Work
lias been temporarily suspended on this property, nwing'to an influx of wajLer just as the
ledge was tapped at the bottom of an eighty
shaft lately sunk on the properly. Mr. John
Keough, the original pwner, sank a shaft fifty
feet on the ledge, showing ore of a shipping
value, while thut luken out of ihe eighty foot
shaft is equal to almost anything yet produced
from the Trail Creek mines. A complete outfit
of mining machinery has been ordered, und is
now on the road, aud as soon as it arrives and
Jean be placed in position work will again be resumed.
ono of the best known properties in this camp
Is the Oro Denuro, owned hy W. A. (Jorbett and
now under bond tu a Rossland syndicate heud-
«'d by Ross Thompson and John M. Burke.
There are eight shafts on this claim all showing
from live to ten feet of ore, i.Bsaylug twelve to
sixteen percent copper and ftO 00 to .riiiu.u in
The Olive Gold Mining company owns the
\VolverIlieclaim, situated about two and a bah'
miles west of Volcanic mountain. Ou this properly the ledge crops out over 100 feet wide, and
gives surface assaysof $*2 nn to Hon in gold nnd
one and u hail' to two per cent, cupper, while al
a depth of thirteen feet tlie assay values have
Increased to $10.00 in gold and seven to eight
per cent copper. The ore is a copper sulphide
and very sllleiou's, running as high as forty to
li'typcr cent, silica, which makes it perfectly
free smelting.
The Minnie, owned by Dr. Averill. R. A
Brown and others, lies not far from the Wolverine. A shaft, is now being sunk un this pro-
pOity and u line grade of ore is being turned
out. tin tbe foot wall a solid body of pcueuck
Iron and copper in quartz has lately been cut,
and at the rate tlie values arc Increasing tlie
'■ i. • i . (ilwtitl.l vit-tn ti- ii [..if. (.un iiiUw
Shannon Bros, and John Liiycaux, owners of
tho Jeannia May mine, ure working like beavers
sinking on the shaft, which they now have
down some thirty-five feet, on tho ledge. A
high grade pyritio oro Is being produced, much
resembling that from somo of lho best proper-
ties In tlie Kootenay country, and currying values ot $80 in gold aud a profitable percentage
of copper,
The Soattlo group consist of the Seattle, Butte,
Iron Horse and Drum I.umuioud. On the Seattle is a remarkably strong vein averaging iu
width from forty to inn feet, and where il has
boon opened a line body of sulphide ore has
been exposed. In formation and character of
ore it is more like a Rossland mine than any
yetpponoJ In the country, only needing dep b
to substantiate this Btatomeiit. The vein cuts
through a lime formation on un,.' side. a".d a
porphyry on tiio other, and i.s intersected by
dykes of udlorlto and pr iphyretlc nature,thoroughly mliicalizod. Assays hive bjeu obtained
up to ?ro.(.u in gob i a'id eighteen tu twenty per
cent, copper. One claim I'lmn the Seattle Is
the No. I, owned by Chas. Muthicsjn. The Seattle ledge has been opened up on this property
by a shaft, the whole bottom of which is iu ore
Identical witli that of the Seattle.
The Winnipeg, Culumol and Terrible llecloie
i igelhcr in Wellington c.impaud c ury ibe same
goner, 1 charaotor of orj. O.i th j Winnipeg,
owned by lUueiiu Macintosh, between inn and
2)0 feet of shaft and crosscut work h - beon
done, showing sovent en foot of solid ure assaying us high in s one cases as .*j;)o in g ild,
tm Hardy mountain are tic- American Eagle,
Gold Drop, Yankee Girl ami Kagle, all of which
have been considerably developed and which
bIiow oro with values ranging all around $10 in
gold lu tbc tun air I as high us ten to twenty p3r
cent cupper. Th .'so are in close proxmity to
lhe Forks, ami with the advent uf a railroad
their shipping will be a great bonoflt tO the town,
TWO and uiie-hilif miles north Ol tOWll Oil
Mineral hill is the tytvorvlOM group Ol Mirep
claims, the Lincoln, liner- low and Riverside,
0\\ ned hy A. I,, pog.'rs mid R. G. Poo, who arc
running a tunnel tu lap lho ledge at a vertical
depth uf 1.10 feet. This tunnel is uow in 185 feel
t\\u\ H is expected tu strike the ore body any day.
Right at our doors lies the Bonoia, on Obsei
vutloii mountain, adjoining tho tow uslto. it is
the property of Un- Boncta Gold Mining company, of Spokane, who now have a iut if men
at work running a tunnel to crosscul tbc lodge
at adepth of seventy-five tu loo feet. Wcrk
done on the surface cropping uf ihi*. property
gives a line shqtt i o • of arsenical Iron and copper In a mlcaolous schist with values of $i.i,00
in gold and live to liftoon per cont. in eoppor.
Nut having at hand, just at presanti the data
necessary for an accurate description of the
City of Perls and! Lincoln, in White's camp, nud
the Star and Crescent uinl La Flour mines on
tlie Colvillo reservation they will be taken up
latter iu a descriptive write up uf tlie Boundary creek country, soon to lie published.
An  Important Ruling;.
Tho arguments in theoelobrato] Paris
Hello case, now boing heard before thu
four BLipremo court judges netting en
banc, at Victoria, evinces the fact Unit
that body are disposed t > eo:is,true the
law as far us possible in favor of the
rights of the owners of mineral claims.
Alread.v it has been lield that mineral
in place does not necessarily mean wsll
dfifiutd walls; also, thut au abandonment of a claim does not necessarily
imply that i' irmal notice must be given,
but that it may consist of a determination of mind, evidenco of which may
be afforded by words spoken in ordinary
conversation. The final decision of this
cat-o will be awaited with considerable
anxiety, as it will effect materially ttio
mining interest of British Columbia.
Scarcity of Luiuber is All That Retard:*.
the Building Boom aud "When
This is Remedied Things
Will Fairly Hum.
A trip around town discloses the fast
that there is an immense number of
buildings in course of construction at
present. Residences aro going up in
every direction, no loss than twenty now
being under way or to be commenced as
soon aa the lumber can bd procured to
pursue tha work with, liut it is in the
business quarter that the mo;t activity
is being shown.
Messrs. Filley ,t Ogden havo just completed a neat building, 10x20, on Riverside avenue, in which they have opened
a real estate and brokerage olliee.
Walker & Williams aro busy just now
creeling a line six-room residence for
Mr. Gilbert W. A. Ranken, on McOar-
ren's ranch about two and une half miles
south of town and to the right of the
government road. The building is
14x32 with an observatory on the roof.
Mr, O. C, Lambert is creeling threo
buildings 15x20 on Riverside avenue,
to be used as olliee and store rooms.
Gaffert and Anderson aro putting up
a neat residence 1S\JJ. for Mr. George
Ingraham, on the  bench south of town.
Work is to bo commenced immediately on two buildings which Dr, Averill
intends erecting on the corner of Riverside avenue a. d Bridge street. One
will be occupied by Fulton & Ward as
law offices while Dr. Hepworth will remove his drug store to the other.
A building I.lx.l has been put up
next lo W. Stache's barber shop by
O. C. Lambert. It is to bo occupied by
Mrs. Hauler, late of Oincinnatti, Ohio,
who will open an oyster parlor in a short
M. I). White and John Kerr, two rustling young men from Brantford, Ontario.
returned to tho Forks Monday evening
after a tour of inspection of tlio district.
On TllORfluy nftnt'iionn tKo-* puvobaoc-ct
.ho Pettyjohn property on Riverside
avenue just across the street from tho
Miner building, and huva under contemplation the erection of a business
Work was commenced Wednosday
morning on the I'ou itjationof a building
to be elected on the vauant ground between the Victoria hotel and Wright A
Luther's, on Bridge street.
Building  Notes.
John Manly will start to work  build
ing a large barn next  week.
Or. Averill's building on Second
street is fist nearicg completion.
John Rogers is building a neat residence on second street, west of  .Main.
W. K. Manly intends building a largo
warehouse in the rear of his hardware
store as lumber is available.
Simpson's sawmill resumed operations
last Tuesday and we may expect to see
tho lumber famine to bj relieved  soon,
Tho addition to John A. Manly's residence across tie- Fork is almost finished
and will bo ready for occupancy within
a week or so.
Lumber was delivered this W3ek and
a sidewalk was put up along the wist
side of Riverside avenue between Hie
White House hotel and Main street.
J, K. Johnson contemplates building
a seven room residence on tha bench in
tho south part of town, work on which
will be c nniue.')'.*.'d as sion as the materia) can be obtained
The additj m le Manly ,v Averill's
stun* i- ii',iv enclosed and undor ro f and
tlie carpenters are now   busy   lilting up
the shelving to accommodate the large
slock ot groceries and general merchai
disc which they have on Hi" toad,
was that tho ore would cone i       th
tliusenable freight and se, ■. .-i,;i.■ _; • -
to  bo saved  on six tons  out of seven.
That it would   prove  to   be   practically
free milling had not been  anticipal
by anyone,
Hugh Madden of Rossland, was a visitor at tie* Forks this \* eel;
K. K. Gilpin, onr genial    ustoms ,,:!
cor, spent Susday in the ForkB.
Fine lino of canned goods an 1 dried
fruits, Celebrated I laPifo 'nia honey at
Manly ,\ Averill's,
L. T. Mewburn of Hamilton, Ontario
was in town this week and will Ukelj
invest in this section.
('apt. Carter left ou Monday's stage
for Kosjland, whore he goes to" closo a
sale of sunn* property.
A. Gallagher and 1.. J. Cross, of Spokane, winy stopping at tho Victoria, last
week. Tie'; are here on mining business,
Visitors an' already swai ming in, spite
of the continued cold weather, an I our
hotel men have commenced  to  wear
Manly & Averill tiro strictly in it when
it comes to quoting prio     on  groceries
or general   merchandise.    Call  and   '■
Any person desiring to purchase ;.
lirst-class piano of any make will lind il
to their advantage lo call al tho   Mini
John T. Buchanger, of Seattle, a;,
pearod in our midst this week and will
remain a few days and taki ie th ' eights
of the metropolis.
John B. Joicling   dropped   in  fr .
Rossland  lasl   .Monday evening  and is
looking over the  various camps of  this
sectiju with a view af investing,
W. II. Malkin, of Vancouver, was ,,:
arrival in town this w, -k. Ho was
agreeably surprised with the appearance
of our burg aud may rem,in some little
time among us.
A.M. Patterson and A. Erickson ol
Spokane, were passengers on last Monday's stage from Marcus, They an
looking over the town with a view or
engaging in business
Dick ThOmas, who is well and   favor
ably known in  Grand Forks  and  C
son, has been appointed deputy Uni  i I
States surveyor for tho reservation. We
congratulate him on his appointmenl
Rooclvo.l i™, lato for publloaHoi tut wauk.
I'ai --ii': [tawlson, John Myers mi I si. .-     ■•
'•ii'!" .mi   ig i. ir visitors hut ivoeit.
A e ,..' I  body of shipping ore  mis  recc-illy
strnck on Ih i Washington in u hite's camp,
QuitoB number in Mil'vlctnlty lia   ■ be m -
rering of late from the annual attack  ol  lulln
enza or in grippe more common]}* e ille I
It is rumore 1 that n c uniiromlse  las been ei
teetetl between the La Flour and Coinsl >cb
"T pdo]  .
lll'li. i
paules, anil thai thoy Mill nl once
shipping oro.
There seems to u i quito a  number
coming ine, tlioi -   utry ns the  stn es
here from Ha* liillercnt direi Horn
with passcng ts
'I'hr town im-' been lufeste 1 ol late with niu
erous gangs "f hnnl rock nn
drifts and adits lin-    li -ra  - m, anil ,i me,.
"'" uppers driven i i their respective min,Is
Work on the Medova has beon suspended i i
the present.   Tills claim is situ I In the Hi
'limi camp about one mil. north ,, I ...
Messrs. si Oeorge, Hull ninl others iuteres
In the proporty, Intond to vigorously push i
development work un ii m early dm,'.
Messrs. Skltteriugtoii A- Blackburn, have c
monccd work on the Star an I Creseenl
having gel s ■• outside capital  Inl n -•   I
Inteud   1" thoroughly  develop thi    pi
I le*,- properties are stl uated on Hie easl sidi .
the Kettle rlvci alioui two n..l - fr im  •" . •
mi the reservation, nnd have n goodshu .
Mr.  o.'ii/, th ■ colcbrati ■':  "Hotel   Jake
Spokane, passe II tow i    -  .
way home (rum Wolf's nnd ol u
l'i -I'l'vniiei. where he  Is lu
several promising  proporties     w  pn  -
'■< and us ocial  ■ In "iv,. ol in, i. .,'
.-in.iiiii., n tuniu i  "ti his pi
Won - rsmp, ii Ith ii hich the;
■ ■■   ion     dj nl     ■'■'! tli ol  i
he; i.',' below the Bhnfl rim  I
md Is n in in fin   .'..,-i a  ■' n    .
is said to be In sight, and  fro i
t;,.' «it Will in ii,,-., mill   thai
vorable « ith ih,. Iie.-I m i    tr\
Was n Success.
The tesl mad i bj tho I. I! i mana
gers at ilu O K, mill, I i-i Thurt laj.
f ir a null tl Bl ot ten ti ns ot low grado
LeRoi ore with a view to determining
whether sueh ore was susceptible of
concentration, was tn isl satisfactory
and a complete success in every way.
The experiment was conducted under
supervision of Joseph L. Warner, superintendent ot the i). K. mil1, Dr. W.
IO. F.verette, a noted mining man from
Tacotna, Wash., and dipt. Hall; and
the ore used was taken from the waste
dump and was supposed to contain a
value of $10 per ton.
The mill was thoroughly cleaned up
ready for the test and the oro placed
into the receiving bin. From thero it
was passed through the crusher and
down two incline:! chutes into the mortars where it was pulverized by the
stamps and liquified with water. It then
continued its course downwards over
sensitive plates to tho concentrators
where the values wore collected and tho
waste flowed still further downwards
over another sot of plates where the
tailings accumulated.
There was saved on the plates gold to
the va'ue of $7 o0 per ton, which in the
language ot Col. Poyton, ' radically
solves the problem regard .b silicious
The result of this test surpasses all
expectations, as the only ultimate expected to he obtained bj   he experiment
Organized a Lodge,
Li-d   week   '1    II.    Noli in,    li li
deputy grand master, of i larson,
tod I'.. -■ number of th i moml   ,     it !ai
m Lodge tu
of tho le lepondonl Ord ir if Od Ifi
in Greenwood,   The new lodge is  to i
known as ihe   Boundary Valley   I. idge,
N ' 38, I. ti. tl. I''., and has ihe' ho .or o
being Ihe lirst secrel  society   mi   limn:
dary creok to   receive  a  charter.     Tho
new organization starts out with a good
membership   and   the   indications  are
tint  it  will   enjoy  a   healthy  growth.
The lirst officers  are:     Thomas   Hardy.
N. Q.; R. Smailes, V. G.; I. H. Hallett,
1'.   tl.; W.   J.   Harbor,   secretary:    Dr.
.lakes, treasurer; T. M Gulley, warden;
J. McXicol, conductor; W. M.  Law.  R.
: N, G.; J. Kerr,  L. S. N. G.: G. A.   Ren-
dell, li. S. S.; (i. B. Taylor, N. S. S.; J.
I'. Flood, I. (!.; aud J. Grant, O. G.     At
the conclusion of tho meeting a sump-
tous  collation  was  partak.m of  at the
Palace hotel, Anaonda
His Light Went Out.
Hon. A. N. Richards, onco lieutenant*
governor of tho province, died at Vic
toria last week. Tho attendance at tho
funeral, which took place on Monday,
was very large and included judges of
tho supreme court and members of  tho
! house and all leading officials. Mr.
Richards was the last of the   members
, of the old oxcutivo council of Canada
in pro-confederation days, when in lSU.'i
! and lStil ho sat in that  body by virtue
\ of being solicitor general of upper Can*
ada, now Ontario. TRIP WITH THE INDIANS
The   Story    Keliileil    I»y    Out-    ol'    II"-
Members of the Ill-Fated
Stnn* WIiiiK* Orew*
Old Alaskans were talking u£ the growth
of that country In a Portland hotel the
other day. This Is what a. Telegram reporter heard regarding a visit tu Juneau
many years ago:
"I remember well my lirst stay at the
old Franklin hotel." said Harry Stevens.
"I had been one of the members of the
ill-fated Frank Starr whaling crew, which
after months of hardship on the beach,
waiting fur the winter gules out of the
Takou Inlst to subside that wc might get
around Point Gardiner Into Chatham
straits, ut last made the passage and
reached Klllsnoo. We were all dead broke.
but Starr went to work repairing a wharf
for the NorthwuHt Trading Company and
I turned over tu him my share In the ml
we had cached on Admiralty Island in return fur an order on tho company's store
ut Juneau for $7, the amount of my canoe
passage from Klllsnoo to that place.
"This was exceedingly cheap fare, hut
a Sitka slwash, whom 1 had known at
Treadwcll's, was anxious to reach Juneau,
and through his Intercession and the added consideration thut 1 work a paddle
throughout the trip and supply Hour for
the crew while en route, the Sitka's uncle
was prevailed upon to make the voyage
of some 70 miles.
"The night before I was to leave Klllsnoo Sturr handed me a letter to Koehler,
the manager of the company's store at
Juneau, which I naturally supposed contained the order for the $7 I was to pay
my si-washes.
"it was in the middle of winter, and
there was little daylight in that latitude
during those months, so, what with making camp as darkness fell and breaking
camp only hy daylight, our voyage consumed live days, and, holy smoke! but
what a hole those slwashcs did make in
my  sapolil   (flour.)
At Juneau.
"We landed on the beach at Juneau
about r> o'clock In the afternoon of a January duy. The darkness blacker than the
hinges of hell, and only relieved by the
glint of the lights, gleaming on the snow,
cast from the Franklin house and Slim
Jim's saloon.
•'Never for a moment mistrusting the
validity of the order 1 carried within my
shirt, I told the slwashcs to haul the
canoe up on the snow and wc would go to
the company's store, where they would be
"Never had sight been more welcome to
me than the glimmer of those lights of
Juneau, and it was with a light heart I
led my little party to the Northwest Trading Company's corner. Entering the
store, the lirst person I met was Denny
Lu Porte—a Frenchman of education, exiled for some cause, whose cherry heartiness, courteous manners and known
pluck had given him the brevet name of
'count.' To him I handed my letter, asking at  the  same  time  that  he pay   the
Slwash  us quick as  possible.   :,-■   I   wunted
my trups taken out of the canoe tu the
Franklin hotel, It being a rule of tho Indians or the north thut settlement lie
made for transportation before the cargo
be landed.
"Denny took the sealed letter, opened
und read it and then, with an odd look
of Inquiry at me, passed back to the office
and handed the letter to Ned James, the
boO'vKeeper, Koehler, the manager, being
atisent. James read the letter and a uis-
cusslon followed between he and the
'count.' A moment later I was called Into
the office.
" 'Steve, what do you believe this letter
contains?' asked James.
"Why, It's an order from Klllsnoo for
you to pay $7 to those siwashes for bringing me here and to give me credit for
some underclothes, overhalls and a pair
of gum boots,' I answered.
" 'Read it,' said James, handing me over
the letter.
"To my dismay and anger, the order Instead of being what I had expected, and
been told, was to 'he direct contrary, Its
substance being that under no consideration were Frank Starr's men to have any
further credit.
"What to do, I had no idea. There were
the siwashes walling to be paid, and there
were my sole possessions, poor as they
were, ln the canoe. It was then that
Denny the 'count' came to the rescue.
" 'Who's watching the canoe?' he asked.
" 'Two boys, sons of the old slwash,' 1
" 'That's good,' said Denny. 'Now I'll
tell you what to do. Ned and I will hold
the old man and Sitka Tom here In the
store and you hurry down to the canoe
and have the young siwashes pack your
things up tu the Franklin hotel, and tell
Flannignn or George Wheelock (the two
proprietors)   In  look  after  the  luggage.'
"It was no souner said than done, and a
few moments laler the hibltues uf the
Franklin hotel barroom were startled by
seeing   the   door  open   and   a   pr 'sslun
formed uf un,* white man and two Indian
yuiittis. the former ragge,iumi unkempt to
p. tlegree, enter and deposit sundry parcels
upon the lloor. For their trouble I pre.
-sented one of the young siwashes with my
ax and the other with some llxed ammunition for n 46-caliber rllte I lind lost 111 a
capsize months before.
"Without a word to anyone in the room,
I left the Franklin and returned to the
store, hoping at least to borrow money
enough to set the drinks up for the house
when I returned, and thus hide my busted state of finances from Flannlgan, who
was behind the bar of the hotel, when I
with my 'serving men' had entered.
" 'Have you got everything out of the
canoe?' asked Denny, on my again reaching the store, 'the siwashes are becoming
"'Everything safely landed In lie'
Franklin,'   I answered.
In CIiolop Chinook.
Scribbling a few words on a card, he
handed the bit of pasteboard to the old
Indian and in a few choice Chinook words
told the slwash I was not a C. O. D. pack
age, but was to be paid for on the return
of the canoe to Klllsnoo with a receipt for
my safe delivery and he was giving him
the receipt. Vainly the Indian argued
and spluttered, ft was of no avail against
the 'count's' edict.
"My courage failed on the borrowing
proposition after this act of kindness,
and I made my way back to the Franklin
hotel as I had entered It, without a cent.
" 'Well, stranger, where are you from
asked Flannlgan.
" 'Klllsnoo,' I answered. 'Been whaling
with Frank Starr.'
" 'Merciful Crlpes!   This ain't Steve, the
'Frisco fellow. Is it?' exclaimed Flannlgan.
"'The same,' say.- 1. 'but somewhat dl-
■* 'Dllapltated ur not, you'll want for
nothing her,-, until you can Und a job,'
suid Flannlgan.
" 'And you must be hungry,' echoed Ned
Wheeler, who was running lhe dining-
room. Come In and eat, und you're a
guesl of us until you lind work.'
"I was a guest al the Franklin but
Hue.- days, Ian He* spontaneity of that
welcome lu the little log hotel, ragged,
hungry and almust a stranger as 1 then
was, will be treasured as long as my
memory   lasts."
TRAIN      MAKES     A     RECORD      RUN.
From Ohlengo lo Denver In IM Hours
mill ■".:'.  Minutes.
The special train from Chicago over the
Chicago, Hurllngton & Quincy and Bur-
lingtnn & Mlsosuri River railroads, chur-
tered by Henry J. Mayham, a Denver
mining Investment broker, reached this
ily at 3:63 a. m., February Hi, says a Denver dispatch, having run 1020 miles in 18
hours and M minutes. This journey goes
inn, history as the greatest railway feat
ver accomplished. The best previous
railroad long-distance record was ill hours
and r,7 minutes for m miles over the New
Yurk Central aud Lake Shore from New
Yurk lu Chicago.
Mr. Mayham. who left New York Sunday on lhe Pennsylvania Limited, chartered u special train In Chicago In order
to reach the bedside of his dying son,
William B. Mayham, us quickly as possible. The Hurllngton officials guaranteed
to take him to Denver In 2*1 hours. They
made good their guarantee and had live
hours und seven minutes to spare.
From the moment the train left Chicago
until it rolled Into lhe Denver depot, no
hitch of any kind occurred. It Hew across
Illinois, Iowa, Nobruska and Colorado like
a meteor, frequently attaining a speed of
upwards of 70 miles an hour and averaging over CO mlle.« an hour for stretches
of a hundred miles at. a time.
The actual running time, Including
stops, was IS hours and 53 minutes; an
average speed of u-IVi miles an hour. The
actual running time excluding stops was
17 huurs und 4!) minutes; an average speed
of 57 3-5 miles all hour.
At Lincoln, Neb., Traveling Engineer
Dixon of the Burlington entered the cab
of the engine and remained with euch engineer ns he came on until the train
reached Denver. No special train bearing
high officials of the nation ever attracted
more careful attention from the offlceis
of the railway. Telegrams from all parts
of the United States Inquired concerning
the progress of the train and the possibility of Mr. Mayham reaching the side of
his son in time at least to grasp his hand
before he was beckoned across the dark
river. But in suite of the Burlington's
splendid record, Mr. Mayham arrived In
Denver too late to see his son alive. The
young man died shortly after midnight.
So Slit- Thought  Beottuse the Editor
Dill  Not Reply.
"Has Scribbler's Magazine printed tlie
poem you sent them?" he asked of the
girl  in  the green  gown.
"Oh, my! Didn't 1 tell you about II? 1
am sure T did." she replied.
"I think you are mistaken."
"Really? I thought I did. You see, it
was this way."
"They accepted It?"
"Oh, no. They sent It back, saying
that It was unavailable."
"Well, I knew a good deal better and 1
told them so. I wrote the editor a long
letter in which I analyzed all of the
poems which he had printed during the
past six months, and I proved to nlm
conclusively that the poem I sent was
suitable for the magazine, and ever so
much* better than any he had ever printed."
"He admitted it?"
"Let me see it."
"The letter from the editor."
"Oh.  he didn't  send any."
"I don't understand."
"There wasn't any necessity for him to
reply. You see, my argument was unanswerable."
"I don't understand. Did he print the
"No, Indeed. You don't suppose I'd
send it to him again after he had Insulted me by sending It back. But ids
admission of its merit was a great
And he changed the subject of conversation.—Chicago  Times-Herald.
IVotlhlesome   Youths   Altuek   Huston
Ten Harvard students who had been
out all night on a celebration, tackled
Policeman William Linton on Dover street
at 3 o'clock  tlie other morning and pro-
i led   lu   use   him   as  a   punching   bag.
Two of the students held the officer's
arms behind him while the others lens
turns ai attempting P. disfigure his face
with their lists. In the mldsi or Hie
frolic three officers In civilian dress showed up and soon released Llnlon ami linn
all four sailed Into the Harvard crowd
Whim the dusi had settled (our students
were lying In the street, live were making
off with blackened eyes und ono sprinted
away minus must of his costume. Tie-
four knocked out wore George li. Amory
and Reginald Brooks (believed dctltlous
names given by two Harvard athletes),
Hu&li D. Scott of Philadelphia, und Will-
lam Woodward of New York. They were
arraigned in court, hut Judge Brown
looked them over and decided that they
had been sufficiently punished and ordered their discharge. They limped out of
court without a smile.
.Iilllg'e   Bilker  Severely  Censures   the
Watering of stock.
The efforts of Church & Co. of New
York, stockholders In the Citizen's Street
Railway Company of Indianapolis, Ind.,
before Judge Baker of the federal court,
to have a receiver appointed, havo failed.
The court denies the application on a
technicality and criticised the watering
of stock by the company, saying It was
such business methods that made anarchists, and if one-halt was true, as alleged, McKee of Pittsburg, ought to be
hung. This provoked Indignant protests from ex-Attorney General Miller and
Ferd Winter, attorneys for the company.
In the afternoon the Indianapolis bar association took the matter up and instructed Its grievance committee to inquire into
the language of Judge Baker, looking to
further action.
Men   Who   Have   Never   Touched   u
HrtiNh   Give   Evidence   of   I n-
Niisiieeled  Talent.
The French degenerates In art are
looked after at government expense, says
the New York Herald. Not the fancied
degenerates against whom Nordau has
been waging a degenerate war, not the
heroes of intellect upon whom the little
German professor has been raining his
ineffectual blows, but tho unknown artists whose brains have physiologically
and pathologically given way under the
si rain of existence, so that their owners
had to be cooped up In madhouses, sanitariums and hospitals.
The recent passage of a small appropriation by lhe city of Paris lor the pur-
ihase of artistic appliances devoted to the
use of the crazy artists of the Asylum of
Yille-l'.vrard has drawn public attention
lo a curious feature In the lire of the
great metropolis.
Of course the funny man saw his opportunity at once. He suggested that
now he understood how certain paintings
In the salon hud come Into existence. He
ung the changes upon his extremely obvious jest.
The social philosopher has seen his opportunity as well as the funny man. He
has made a study of tho crazy art department and has found It full of hopeful
lessons In morbid mentality.
Every one knows that work Is considered hy alienists to be a powerful aid in
curing the mental Invalid. Every hour
employed by a lunatic in some regular
toil is an hour conquered from dreams
and divagations. During all the time
the patient Is absorbed In his work he
loses sight of his special mania. When
work becomes a habit to him his equilibrium is more and more likely to be
completely restored. The curative power
of work Is even more valuable than that
of sleep. It Is not surprising, therefore,
that the experience at Vllle-Evrard has
proved most satisfactory to the medical
faculty. Over 63 per cent of the entire
number of lunatics huve been artists before their entrance. The majority were
not. Some of them had never attempted
lo draw tn their lives, yet ln the short
space of a few months they turned out
fairly good work.
Now, 03 per cent is practically the entire number of lunatics that were sane
enough not to need the gentle restraint
of a padded cell or a straight jacket.
Is there not here a hint for the work-
less New York prisons? if lunatics can be
turned into artists at short notice, why
not convicts?
A Great Revolution.
A great revolution has been worked In
the Paris asylum. Formerly all were indiscriminately set to work at some mechanical occupation, which disgusted and
wearied many. One day an epileptic who
had been a theatrical scene painter said
In tho hearing of Dr. Marandon do Mon-
tyele, head physician of the men's department: ,
"Ah, If only i nau my pencils anu
brushes again! I feel that my hand Is
losing Its cunning through enforced Idleness, and when I am well again I will be
unable to Und work."
"But what could you do with your pencils and brushes?" asked the doctor, who
had himself often thought over the danger which the other had suggested. "Here
we haven't any theatrical decorations to
"Well, I'd paint frescoes on the walls
of our corridors, or, if need be, I'd paint
little pictures on canvas that might bo
used here and there for decorative purposes. After all, even if my work were
no good to others, It would be good lo
me.   It would keep me in practice."
This conversation Introduced a new idea
into Dr. Montyele's mind. It germinated
Into other forms. He decided not only
that the practice of art would be beneficial to Insane artists, but that It would be
the exact sort of mental exercise which
was needed for other lunatics.
Just 10 months ago he introduced the
lirst pencils nnd the first palette Into his
department. The results that have been
attained in this brief period are simply
marvelous. Melancholy patients of suicidal tendencies have had their blue devils chased out of sight, the persecutlng-
pcrsecuted have forgotten their Imaginary enemies, a hopeless lunatic who
could not remember his own name, his
age or the smallest detail of his former
life suddenly remembered his former pursuit.
Nor Is this all. Seeing their comrades
at work, other lunatics who had never
known the love of art, who had never
been trained In artistic work, caught the
fever. Interested at lirst In their neighbor's work, they eventually developed an
individual Interest In art. They tried
their own hands at the same wurk. Some
uf ihem have made astonishing progress.
A I,tide Tailor.
A patient suffering rrom the manic lies
grandeurs, who had never felt lhe sllghl-
est artistic Instinct stirring within him,
learned al the end uf three months of
hard work to evolve lundseiipes from his
inner consciousness which hud real feeling and a sense of atmosphere. He wus a
liule tnilor. Disgusted with life, he had
frequently attempted suicide, and It was
nol until he took up the pencil that his
mania showed possibilities of eventual
Then there Is the epileptic patient who
suggested the Idea. He Is making astonishing progress. His asylum work is
Infinitely superior in originality and perfection of detail to anything he ever did
in his saner days.
There is an engraver of brass, who executes without a model chandeliers, vases
and cups of more than ordinary beauty.
The official report says of him: "Outside of his trade, of which he preserves
a perfect memory, he Is Incapable of the
slightest consecutive occupation. At one
time he was afflicted with the mania of
persecution and of greatness. Today he
cannot connect two Ideas, nor has he left
sufficient Intellectual vigor for delirium
His profession alone survives amid the
wreck of his mentality."
Compare this case with thut of a miller
who has become in the asylum a sculptor
in wood. He had no previous training. It
Is not a case of survival from the past.
It Is a new and hitherto unsuspected talent that has been developed ln his Insanity. Unfortunately this poor devil thinks
himself enveloped by spiritual Influences
and believes that he has no liberty of
thought or action. Only the other day as
he was carving a stag he placed the piece
of wood under his chin. When uome fellow patient remarked on this he explained
thut some uncontrolled power had forced
him to this eccentricity.
Then there Is an alcoholic patient who
had once been a painter on porcelain.
Nine years ago he became a drunkard.
He fell lower and lower, until his intellect
was almost destroyed. For many years
he was una.,.c to do any work. At the
asylum, however, he again took up his
brush. With the resumption of his old
work he made rapid steps toward recovery. He has already painted more thun
ZOO plates, which adorn the walls of the
refectory and which have u positive
commercial value.
The complete success of this experiment
should stimulate Americans to introduce
it here.
El)   IN   THE   SPRING   OF   1KUS.
The   Sojourn   in   Irelllnd   to   Cover   il
Period of Six Weeks, Traversing Old-Time Paths.
HE    HAD     NO    TIME    TO     WASTE.
The interruption of a Train llohher
Annoyed  Him.
,11m McCord weighed uiiout 110 pounds
and had scraggly whiskers. But for all
thai he wus us "nervy" us any other
gambler that ever lived, and would
cheerfully buttle with his lists if need
be lo emphasize his rights. And, as he
was an expert boxer, he seldom got much
the worst of such an encounter.
Once, traveling from one county fair
lu Nebraska lu another, Jim found hlm-
self so reduced ln pocket as to make
a double seal In the day coach preferable to a berlh In the sleeper. He colled
up and was doing a fair job of work at
sleeping, when the train s'topped with a
jerk, seven shots rang out, and at the
door of the coach appeared a rough-] >ok-
Ing young farmer, with a bandana handkerchief covering his face and a pistol
shaking nervously in his hand. It was a
hold-up all right, and every one In thecal' with one exception sent his hands
McCord didn't.   He was asleep.
The man with the gun worked his way
down the coach, gathering valuables as
he progressed, until ho came to McConl.
"Here! Wake up! What have you got''"
the train robber demanded.
"Go on away. Don't bother me!" McCord  growled.
"Give me your money," the other insisted, presenting the gun.
McCord was awake now.
"My friend," he said, "you may be a
good thief, but you are a blamed poor
dlagnoser. Do you suppose I'd be down
here crouched like a toad ln a seat !f 1
had money enough to ride in a Pullman?
Go away." And he dropped buck to sleep
The train robber was nonplussed.
" Say," he said, "I want what you've
got.   Shell out."
"If you don't quit bothering me and
waking me from an uneasy but valued
sleep," said McCord, "you will regret it
seriously.   Go away, 1 tell you."
. ue farmer looked up and down the car
for an Inspiration as to what to do.
None came, and he again gave attention
lo McCord, who had by this time returned to his doze.
"I've got to have your money," he
McCord roused himself. "Well," he
said, "I see we are bound to come to it.
Now, I have not interefered with your
business in this cur, and it Is no more
than right that you should refrain from
mixing in mine. My business is to get
some sleep. But you Intrude yourself
■ ,„,i ,...> will i,,,vp m setile the matter
once for all."
It was his list which made the last
monosyllabic remark, and ln half a minute it was ruining bandana handkerchiefs
and revolvers and hair and old clothes,
und the passengers were under the cushions. In a minute McCord had the farmer
on the floor nnd was hatting his head
against the Iron uprights of the seats.
Several of the other passengers came forward and wanted to help tie the fellow
up and take him on to the next big station.
"Thanks, gentlemen," said Jim, "but I
think we won't do that. I never interfere In other people's affairs. If any of
you had wished to arrest this man the
time to do it was when he was negotiating directly with you, and not when he
and I were trafficking. The only thing
1 have against him is his temporary derangement of my plans, which contemplated sleep. If we keep him on board 1
shall naturally feel a sort of responsibility for him, and will not he able to rest
as calmly and reposefully as 1 wish. I
am going to throw him off right here, and
If any of you want to capture him then,
why that's your affair, in which 1 shall
not mix." And conducting the culprit lu
the end of the car he evicted him Into
Then he went back and curled up and
was in a moment blissfully asleep.—Chicago Record.
HrillNli    ShipmnHter   VseN     II In
Horns lo Good Purpose
While the British steamer Belinda was
ln the harbor of Buenos Ayres on her lasl
voyage lo South America Captain Nevi-
son taught tho people of that city a lesson
which may he of value to people In many
seeilons of this country. The residents
of the city and the othei captains In lie
estuary of the River Plata wondered why
the English vessel's fog horn was looted
every evening. Tho echoes of the harsh,
braying of the horn waked up the harbor
and caused u great deal of comment,
When lhe mystery wus solved the horns
on other craft were blown tuo. The explanation was very simple. Captain Nerl-
son of the Belinda was unable to smoke
his evening pipe on account of the millions of South American mosquitoes that
mado life on deck after sundown unbearable. Ho happened to remember that
-mosquitoes can not stand the pulsations
In tho air caused hy sound waves. So
on every dogwatch he detailed a sailor
to blow a horn back of Ills chair on the
quarter deck and thereafter smoked his
pipe undisturbed.
A lltle over a twelvemonth from now,
in the spring oi 161)8, Ireland will be Invaded from the south by a determined
army 50,000 strong, says the London
Mail. They will be armed, but not with
sword and rifle; tney win march upon the
Interior from the coast, but they will not
spread devastation on the way. it will
be quite a peaceable landing; their armaments will consist of monuments; their
conquest will be bought with gold. The
year 17'JS Is one well known to every
Irishman as tho year of blood and bravery. It was then that the revolutionary
purty In Ireland made its most gallant
though unsuccessful effeort to throw oil'
the British rule, and It is to celebrate the
centenary of that, struggle that Irish
people from various parts of the world,
but principally from America, will Hock
to their native land In the spring and summer of 18118. Some years ago a modest
little association was started ln the Irish
quarter of New York, writes our correspondent there, calling Itself the "Ninety-
Eight Club," having for Its object the
devising of some plan for commemorating the rebellion. The idea spread.
Throughout the United States "Ninety-
Eight" clubs sprang up ln every city
and town having a sprinkling of . ish-
men in Its population. A weekly tax was
collected from every member, concerts
and other entertainments swelled the receipts, until today the association of
Ninety-Eight clubs has close on a quarter of a million sterling to its credit. It
was decided that the celebration should
take the form of an Invasion of the old
country by an army of Irish-American
patriots. So It happens that 50,000 men,
women and children with Irish blood In
their veins are pledged to hold a gathering of the race among the glens and uplands of southeastern Ireland the year
after next.
An Idea of the Invasion's scope may lie
gathered from the fact that three ocean
liners—the largest that can be obtained—
have been already chartered to ferry the
pilgrims to and fro across tho Atlantic.
The steamers are to land their passengers
at ine ports of Kingstown and Water-
ford, according to where each family is
to he billeted.
The Hi I lei inn System.
'ine billeting system Is one of the features of the trip—a feature, too, which
will pour many thousands into the hands
of the Irish peasantry. For some mon.ns
agents of the Ninety-Eight Association
have been at work selecting inns, farmers' houses, cottages, etc., ln the counties of Wexford, Carlow, Kilkenny, Wa-
Trentinw Wounds.
Remarkable results art* reported to have been
obtained in England by treating wounds with
oxygen gns. Two kinds of mloro-organtsms
nre fount! ln wounds, onn kind being beneficent, and the other Injurious in Its effects.
Oxygen causes nn Increase of the former nnd u
decrease of the latter, so Hint, according to a
writer in Hie liritish Medical Journal, wounds
trented with oxygen heal more rapidly and
with less puln than by any other form of
Tired of Her llm-u'iilu.
lOmnia Mei'iie, r,0 years old, who married
George Medio, three yours older, at Franklin,
ind.. hist September, on his promise to support
her ln ease nnd comfort, lins sued for divorce
because  she tins  hud   to do farmhouse  drinlg-
terford, Kildare and Wicklow (the area
covered by the rebellion), and the visitors will he quartered ai these places, according to their means.
It is proposed that the sojourn in Ireland shall cover a period of six weeks.
During this time the path of the rebellion Is to be traversed step by step. A
committee of Irishmen learned in their
country's hls'ory, has been chosen to
pilot the pilgrims from battlefield to bat- .
uefleld. An important feature of the huge
pilgrimage will he the erection of m jnu-
ments on all of the principal scenes of
the rebellion. A handsome cross of black
Kilkenny marble will stand on lhe site
of ..a* old gates of Ross, where the Irish
won a decisive Battle. Vinegar Hill, the
great eminence whose stone-crowned
summit overshadows the town of Ennis-
corthy, where the insurgents were erush-
Ingly and finally defeated, will ho udotn id
with a broken granite shaft.
Handsome Moll u men In.
Handsome monuments will be erected
over the now neglected graves of the
famous Frs. John Murphy, Beaueamp
Bagcnal Harvey, Dudley, Colclough, Esmond Ryan and other leaders uf the rising.
"Fr. John" will be honored with a
tombslone specially sculptured by one
of his uwn kin. Tablets with suitable
inscriptions will be placed at different
points of Interest, so that the youth of
Ireland may read some portion of Ills-
lory of the memorable struggle.
What appeared to be a serious obstacle
In the way of the centenary has been
overcome. The British government, it was
feared, would not consent to a celebration glorifying a direct onslaught upon
Its authority.
For a month or two a discreet agent
has been busy in London and Dublin Interviewing the heads of the government
departments, and the lenders of the two
Irish political parties with a view to
overcoming this difficulty.
The result was that recently the agent
cabled to New York that her majesty's
ministers, while they did not approve of,
would not interpose any objections to,
the proposed ninety-eight centenary.
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Close connections at Nelson with steamers for Kaslo and all Kootenay Lake
Passengers for Kettle River and Boundary Creek connect at Marcus with stage
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Stages Leave Marcus on the Arrival of the Train.
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Lighted otgarettefl woro distributed the other
ilny among a lot of monkeys nt tho zoo In
Parte by some mlnchlevoufl urchins. Tlie animals puffed away at the weed In evident enjoyment until tho advent of the keeper, who
put a stop to ft.
Financial, : Mining : and : Real : Instate : Agents,
Investors Shown Claims by
an expert, need man.
A Large List of Good Claims for Sale on Our Hands
C. A. Jones,
House and Carriage Painting,
Plain and Decorative Papsr
Hanging,   Kalsomimug, Etc.
Grand Forks and Greenwood City, B. C.
Prospector's : Livery, : Feed : and : Sale : Stables
Livery Teams,
Saddle and Pack Horses,
Ladies Saddle Horses.
Teaming of all Kinds a Specialty.
Interesting   Items   for   WllRe-Wiirk-
<■,■-. Gathered From AH l'nrtH of
the  Country.
Eugene V. Debs entered Montana last
week and was received, as everywhere,
like a conquering hero. He was given a
welcome at Anaconda, says the Standard
ot that city, "that might swell the heart
of any young man. Evans' opera house
was filled with riYcn and women, and
from the footlights to the gallery the
standing room was all taken till It was
impossible for any one to get within hearing of the labor leader's voice." At Butte,
according to the dally Miner, Mr. Debs
made an address at the Murray opera
house "to perhaps the largest audience
that ever packed the house." Ills addresses were received with tremendous outbursts  of enthusiasm.
As the European papers arrive, It is becoming clear that the great Hamburg
strike was not a failure, as the cables
would have the people believe. Before the
strikers returned the senate gave a pledge
to investigate the trouble and render
a decision on Its merits. A few days after
the trouble was over nearly all the scabs
had been driven from Hamburg, and It Is
the general opinion that the dock work
ers will secure at least a portion of the
increase for which they battled so persistently. The total sum raised for the
strikers was 1,400,000 marks, of which sum
over $2000 was sent by American socialists.
Alderman Sam Goldwater of Detroit, a
semi-simple pure and simpler, who is opposed to politics ln the union, but is up to
his neck In politics himself, has gotten
himself Into hot water owing to his of-
liciousness ln calling off a boycott declared against a theater by the stage
hands. The latter have summoned the
wire-pulling Sammy to appear before the
trades council to explain.
Several of the Colorado labor papers remark that of the COO bills before the "reform" legislature of that state not one
proposes to even attempt to solve the
problem of poverty and Involuntary idleness. What can be expected of middle
class capitalism?
The .Prussian and Saxon governments
have prohibited railway employes from
organizing and disbanded the unions bo-
cause the socialists are making propaganda among the workers. That Is what
state ownership means with capitalist
parties l'i power.
Tailors of Ohio are organizing rapidly.
On February 8 the national board chartered new unions ln Zanesvllls, Newark,
Mansfield, Hamilton, Fremont and other
towns are being got Into line by the organizer.
Edward McHugh, the British agilator,
Is still In the country organizing the
'longshoremen. McHugh has goi lhe
Italians In and about New York In line
and is working on the negroes with success.    Latter can join white unions.
Reductions of wages continue to be quite
popular .wherever a mill or factory starts
up. The prosperity-puffers, however, do
not mention these wage cuts In startling
head lines, as they do when a shop resumes operation.
W. D. Mahon, president of the street
railway employes, has come out for municipal ownership, declaring that that
should be the cardinal principle of craftsmen everywhere.
National convention of printers will be
held at Birmingham, Ala., next Tuesday
for the purpose of devising ways and
means to assist idle craftsmen.
Silk weavers of New Jersey are reorganizing. They have experienced something like a 50 per cent cut since their
union was allowed to dwindle.
State officials of Kansas have disregarded the eight-hour law, and Labor
Commissioner Bird Is after them with a
Akron Iuborltes wanted the municipal
government to put the union label on all
printed matter. Turned down by close
A bill has been introduced ln the Kansas legislature prohibiting the use of typesetting machines on state printing.
Unemployed of St. Paul organized and
demanded work. Then tho city voled
$10,000 to provide employment.
Eight-hour ordinance of Pueblo, Col.,
Is not being enforced, and the laboriten
want to know why.
A  movement Is on foot In North Carolina to organize state branch A.  F. of I*.
Buyer's broom factory at flnlesburg. III.,
was unionized.
press laws, or something else have been   +&£»i»€>«*'*>*>*>*)***»<3K»^<»0«**>*)*»
recorded, who has raised a ferment among   J J
Polish peasants in Galicia, which menaces the old privileges of priests and
landlords to control their votes. Stojale-
wski, who has his headquarters near the
Gallclan frontier, has started a large revolt among the poorer classes against the
rich, and he refers to himself as a Christian socialist. J
The row in the populist ranks has taken j
a new turn. Aside from the bitter war between the middle-of-the-roaders and the
fusionlsts, a wrangle has broken out!
among the former brethren. It will be remembered that when Pritehard was
elected senator in North Carolina, senator Butler Hopped,back Into the middle of
the road, but now come the Texas pop
papers and roast Butler and applaud the
republican Pritehard. This leads Butler's
paper to send volleys of hot shot into the
Texas and Georgia Watsonites, and the
demand Is made that "these cattle" be
weeded out of the party. So it appears
that there are now three national factions pulling hair, and none seem to know-
where they are at.
She    Foil ml    the   "Ghost"   That    Hull
Scared tlie oilier Dimcer*-.
A dispatch from Groton, N. T., says:
All the able bodied young farmers at
Stevens Corners aro expalnlng why 11
was that their hearts tailed them several
nights ago at the thought of the spooks
ln the old burying ground there, and why
it was that they allowed a young woman
to solve the ghastly mystery unaided.
There was a dance at Seth Roberts'
house, half a mile from the graveyard.
The festivities wero interrupted about
11 o'clock by two white faced young men,
who dashed in and announced that no
less than a dozen hobgoblins were holding
high revel In the graveyard as the guests
of all the disreputable shades whose mortal remains are there Interred. The men
who brought the news were David Roberts and Andres Seara, who had been
driving past the graveyard when they,
heard the clamor of the grisly crew.
"I bet a load of hay that Hank Ez-
camp's ghost Is mixed up ln It," said one
man in a tone of deep conviction, and
thoso who knew Hank In life agreed that j
the idea was plausible. The young folk
did not feel like dancing after that—it
savored too much of running in opposition to the spectral revel that was presumably being conducted by their lamented friends.
Miss Hattle Beyea, however, protested
against the evening pleasure being spoiled. "I don't believe there is a ghost within two miles of Stevens Corners," she declared, and ln order to show her the folly
of her declaration the others told well
authenticated and marrow chilling tales
of restless spirits who did business ln
that neighborhood.
"Well, If there are ghosts, we might as
well see 'em," declared Miss Beyea.
"Let's go over to the cemetery."
This proposal was regarded as horrifying, but the curiosity of the dancers was
not to be put aside, and they timorously
walked toward the graveyard. When they
were 100 yards away from the entrance
they heard a rattle, as of chains, and a
wall floated out on the night air.
"That's chains, an' that's a lost soul,"
announced one of the men in the lead,
and as he looked as if he knew what he
was talking about his explanation was
The po.rty halted, and the majority favored going home at once, without Intruding on tho sport of the spirits. Miss Beyea,
however, declared that the men should
make a thorough investigation. With one
accord they declined. They were strengthened in their determination a moment
later by a succession of awful sounds
that came from the cemetery.
"Well, If you won't go, I will," said
Miss Beyea, and she started toward the
"Come bock," pleaded the others, but
her mind was made up. Straight for Plank
Ezcamp's last resting place she went,
and Inside the Iron railing around tho lot
was a moving figure, waving white arms
in the air, and crying, "Lost, lost, lost."
As Miss Beyea looked, It rattled the
"It's Hank, sure enough," though Miss
Beyea. Then Ghe asked In a quavering
voice:   "Are you lost?"
"Do you think I'd be here If I wasn't?"
walled tho figure.
"Haven't you any chance to repent
now?"  suggested Miss Beyea.
Instead of answering, the figure, only
the upper part of whlfh was white, dashed around the enclosure, making weird
sounds, and rattling the railings.
Miss Beyea was about to flee ln terror
when tho figure spoke: "If over I get oul
of here," tt said ln maudlin tones, "I'll
never drink another drop, ns sure as I'm
'Al' Peters."
"Aro you 'At' Peters?" asked Miss Beyea.
"That's what, and I don't know how 1
over got In this place," he answered.
Miss Beyea hastened out and told the
walling friends outside, nnd In a few mln-
utos Peters was released, invested with
his coat, and sent homo.
New York socialists have uncovered n
number of election frauds, votes wore
mil counted. r
Socialism continues to spread among'
Alabama miners, The latter aro becom-|
Ing disgusted wllh the capers cut by the
"reform" legislature.
Messrs. Ilernlne and Swanholm are
stumping Nebraska for lhe socialist party.   They are having big meetings.
The St. Louis Evening Journal, dally
populist paper, has flopped to the democracy.   It has been very stale lately.
Kansas populist legislature decided to
resubmit prohibition to a vote of the
people, and consequently the prohlbs are
wild with rage. They call It "a stab in
the back."
There Is a split In the fusion arrangement entered Into In Michigan last week.
The middle-of-the-road faction of the
populist party bolted and put up a straight
state ticket.
Thero are now over 100,000 socialists In
Hungary, but owing to a restricted suffrage they are unable to make their presence felt. Still the work of organization
and agitation Is going forward, and the
ballot is bound to come.
The Austrian political situation Is being
closely watched by European statesmen,
and the coming election will have far-
reaching consequences. Two of the reactionary parties have amalgamated and
affected a combination with the clericals
for the purpose of staying the encroachments of the socialists, the Germans and
the anti-Semites. Austria is in fact ln a
chaotic political  condition.
An Incident that is creating much comment in European papers Is a strange figure  ln  soclo-religlous   politics,   the  Abbe
Stojalewski, against whom some 20 sentences   for  breach   of  public   order,   the
■ "Ill IlKll-l ■•■< III   Mull   Finds   lllnisill   (he
l*i>MNi-NMor of Two  Wives.
A sensation was sprung In the court
of quarter sessions at Pittsburg, Pa., Un*
other day when J. W. Lovett filed a pi 11*
tion asking tho court to revoke a former
order under which ho has for some time
been paying $2 per week temporary all-
mony to Mary E. Lovctt, pending divorce
Lovett In his petition appears an innocent bigamist—setting forth that he has
just discovered that a woman whom he
married 16 years ago is not dead as he
supposed, but Is living and well, In Engle-
wood, Chicago, under the name of Wilkinson. Lovett now claims the woman to
whom he has been paying alimony Is not
and never has been his wife, on account
of his first wife not being dead
His story Is that In the spring of 1881 he
married Hannah Ball, who later ln the
year deserted htm, going west with a man
named Wilkinson. Six years ago Lovett
received what he considered good evidence
that his wife was dead. He then married
the pressn: Mary E. Lovett. Last year he
began divorce proceedings against her, and
was ordered to pay alimony pending the
taking of testimony. It was through
Mary E. Lovett's answer to his divorce
proceedings that Lovett first got an Inkling of his first wife's present existence.
No. 2 sets forth In her reply that No. 1
was yet living. An Investigation was made
and Lovett reports that his first wife was
found living In Englewood with Wilkinson, having beon mairled to him. The
court granted a rule requiring Mrs. Lovett
No. 2 to appear ln court Saturday.
A 80,000-Aore Fnrm.
Fifteen thousand cattle and 20,000 hogs nro
fattening on a 30,000-acre farm ln Atchison,
I To Declare War     |
I   Against England. |
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It was near the end of the rainy season,
and the president's liver was out of order,
and his presidency, whicli extended over
a few hundred miles of barren dune and
crag and a mixed population of all colors,
knew it. Also the executive and heads
of departments generally were ju.it
sickening for another attack of suspicion,
the advent of the disease being heralded
by press prohibitions and unnecessary arrests. Altogether things pointed pretty
clearly to the periodical outbreak whicli
necessitated a rapid change of the personnel of the government, conducted on
tho usual strictly homicidal principles. By
tho time the full languor ot the ho!
weather was upon us, a general amnesty
would be proclaimed, and the new president—who had climbed into power during the storm—bo extolled for his clemency.
1 had not been out very long, and the
ways of the republic still amused me.
My friend, the British consul, who for
tho last ir, years had inhabited a little
whitewashed house ou the cliff, pervaded
by rats and gruy lizards and within hall
of tho pestilential odors from the beach
COO feet below, did not look upon things
in tho same light. In theory he agreed
that those periodical bloodlettings were
Indispensable to the health of the repub-
lie, but he disliked lho extra work and
exertion entailed by a too frequent indulgence ln them. Moreover, he preferred
these fever fits should come on In tie-
cooler part of tho year. We were sitting
In the shady end of bis piazza, and he
was giving me his views on the situation.
"The present party 'II last about a fortnight," he was saying, "unless they do
something out of the way mad. which
may give 'em  six weeks' grace."
"What sort of thing?" I asked. "They
can't do much harm anyway; the area Is
"Don't you make any such mistake,"
returned he, with some warmth. "The old
world Is a mere mass of tinder a spark
from here could set blazing. Somo time
ago," he went on meditatively, "the tail-
end of a political party nearly did the
trick. If It hadn't been that Seanderson
was on the premises they'd have scorched the British empire for certain."
This being a pretty largo order even for
a South American republic to contract
for, I concluded he had a talc to tell, and
I felt It was my duly to muke him tell
"Who Is Seanderson?" I asked. "The
name doesn't seem to Ut In with blue
tropic seas and hot-blooded presidents."
"It's hard to be sure where he hailed
from—inside tho British Isles," Allansford
returned thoughtfully. "Irish-Scotch for
choice.    Curious blend.   Irish-Scotch."
It was too hot to talk, although tie'
night would be on us In half an hour,
so I settled myself ln my chair.
"The story," I said.
The sun was brooding low over the Pacific—an angry eyeball under a purple lid
—and lending a tinge of red to the tow
yellow hills bounding the shore. Below
us a bloated pelican poised Itself upon one
of tho black-backed boulders that always
reminded me of a school of whales floating dead ln the bay.
After a prolonged pause, Allansford
"It was rather later In the year when il
all began. There was a president in
power at the timo, who was the worst
president these mixed races havo ever
been goaded into revolution by. They
only took him on because there were no
other candidates upon that occasion. The
last two had been blown up, you see, arid
that made the usual crowd a bit shy. He'd
been president about four months, and
any one could tell with half an eye he'd
never see a fifth under ordinary circumstances, but he was backed by an unscrupulous party, who knew that his fall
meant early-morning shooting practice
for the black and yellow troops with
themselves for targets. So they put their
heads together to Invent something solid
to put off the evil day and give them time
to clear; for by this time the troops who
were garrisoning the polls had mostly
gone over to tho opposition, and would
be sure to resent any movement likely to
deprive them of their shooting excursions."
Allansford pushed the cigars toward me
and continued:
"As I said, the president and tils party
put their heads together and held a confabulation. I afterward heard whal
passed  at  tho  meeting."
"Who told you?" I Inquired, seeing my
companion smile.
"Well, It was the president's right-hand
man—tha minister for foreign affairs,
finance, war, marine ami public instruction, a gentleman who forlunately believed In hedging. The president mil up
and gave a crape-and-llre sketch of tho
position, remarking they were all In the
same boat, and must sink or swim together, anil ended up with a polite request thai any one who bad a workable
plan to propose should lay It ou the table
for general consideration,
"Various members ot tho governmonl
talked dlftorent kinds of nonsense, and
when they had quite finished tho presldi nl
got on his legs again. 'What we wain/
said he, 'Is, I gather, breathing space
time, in fact, to get clear. To do that,
wo must give the people something Interesting to think of—take some step thai
will create a sensation, nnd we can't do
better than declare war on somebody. II
will give us a fortnight's grace, probably more, and before tho war can commence we shall bo out of it all, beside.'
he added sweetly, 'making It jolly nasty
for the party who want to oust us.'
"Tho extraordinary foresight of tho
president's scheme caused such emotion
at this point that business had lo be
temporarily suspended; but when things
had settled down again, they sat about
choosing the country which should be
tho subject of their bellicose attentions.
Opinions differed here. One man proposed
the United Slates, but was cried down
because the president said he'd heard
that they'd lately ordered a navy and
Initiated a foreign policy, and who could
say what they might do In the first
warmth of their feelings? He was no
fool, that president—only downright bad
and corrupt.
"The other powers next came under
consideration, but were rejected one after
another for certain cogent reason, till
all the available powers were disposed of
excepting England.
"'I propose,' said the president, 'that
we declare war against England.'
"Dom Miguel had said so many clever
tilings that day that no ono ventured
to disagree with him.    So. after waiting
a reasonable time for objection to be
advanced, he proceeded to give the
grounds for his choice.
" 'We know,' said he, 'that England is
big and dignified, and bard to Irritate,
Also the English element here is not of
much account to be worth individual attention. This move of ours will cause u
vast sensation, and raise us in the scale
of nations, and we won't suffer any ill
effects. Whereas, if we were to declare
war on little powers, they'd take It io
heart perhaps .and we'd have their waspy
little cruisers here under a week, it's different with England. They'd bring the
matter before parliament, and talk about
it, and perhaps'send a commission to investigate and report. Meantime we can
retire comfortably, and put leagues of
sea between us and our country.'
"Everyone present felt the soundness of
these arguments, so the question was decided, and they passed on to arrange some
excuse for picking the quarrel. As luck
would have it, they found it very hard
to fix on anything to complain of. The
English In this district ure an orderly
lot. mostly engaged in expanding the welfare of the country. Hut the president
again   came  lo   the  rescue.
" 'There's a man from Europe boring
holes nnd blasting rocks on tin- edge of
the quagmires under the mountains, lie
Is said lo lie English—no other land rears
thai energetic type of lunatic, I don't
knbw what he Is after, but whatever It Is,
he Is contravening the treaty. Ill have
him fetched to begin with. We might
also publish a manifest against tho en-
croachmeiiis of the English, and chuck
their consul into jail.'
"This decided it, and the council broke
up, leaving the president to sign the warrant for my arrest, and distributed them*
selves amongst the various saloons in the
town for the purpose of raising Cain,
"The president proved to be right in his
calculations, for when the news got
abroad that the republic intended to cling
to their rights and their boundaries, and
to stand cut with all their forces against
the greed of England, a big demonstration was held in his honor in the Plaza
Mayor, and there was some natural anxiety aroused in the minds of the leaders of the opposing party.
"As soon as I became aware of all thai
had passed at the meeting of the council.
I knew the affair promised to be distinctly awkward. That business In Guatemala
recurred to my mind—when they all but
flogged the consul to death, you remember. I set about considering what l had
better do. I gave tho popular excitement
a couple of weeks to subside, but meantime almost anything might happen. A
shooting party for my benefit, by way of
throwing down tho gauntlet to England,
was quite on the cards, and would have
suited the taste of the populace to a hair.
Supposing they took milder measures, the
jail was in my case highly unsanitary. 1
knew they had had jellow-jack there
among a batch of Cubans from Panama
not a week before. Besides, a. declaration
of war, from however rotten and paltry a
state, might have turned out a ticklish
point for England to arrange at a moment
when tho world was suffering from a severe go of Anglophobia. All things considered, I determined to keep the peace at
any price, and not to go to Jail If 1 could
help It.
"Knowing that my time was short, 1
sent a message down to the only man 1
knew who could bo of any use at such a
pinch—Seanderson, In fact—asking him to
be wllh me as soon as possible. Seanderson lived in the narrowest street in Ibis
dirty little town. I knew he understood
the Idiosyncrasies of South American republics—whloh was most important—and
had considerable experiences ill revolutions. He had resided in the republic off
and on for some years, and generally had
some job or other on hand, and mostly
pulled them off, too, though some of them
were queer enough, I can tell you. His
morals were not over-high, and his talk
wasn't exactly clean, but I knew he had
a head on him, and would do most things
for a consideration. And that was about
as much as 1 knew of him at that time.
"I was sitting on this piazza where we
are now when he turned up. He wus i
cross-eyes, clean-shaven man, with a
leather-colored skin. I judged it best to
give him a clear hint of our predicament,
and intimated that efficient advice or help
would be looked upon as a valuable con-
trlbuiion and paid for on a liberal scale.
"'It all depends on what you want to
do,' he said. 'If you want my help lu
this affair, just say what's to be done.
Then I'll name my price, and, when details are settled, start gettln' through with
" 'I don't want tho British  empire    to
have a row with this microbe of a state,'
1  explained,   'and  don't  want   to   go    lo
"Seanderson considered a moment.
" 'You're  not  for  bolting?'   be    asked,
with Ids head on one side like a vulture.
" 'How can 1 bolt?' 1 answered angrily.
'I've got my work to attend to.'
" 'Just so,' he agreed.
" 'And they're coining lo arrest  me   in
an hour.'
•• 'in- less.' added Seanderson, with con-
Vlotlon, 'After that they'll raid lhe houses
of I ho English residents, and then there'll
be lhe deuce to pay.'
" 'I know thai, man!' I said exasperated,    'That's just  the difficulty '
"Seanderson surveyed me dispassionately,
"'II will bo .in ugly business, lake my
word for It,' lie romarked, 'unless—wt
slop ii.'
an'l you tackle the problem?' I ask-
id; 'you know this precious Paolflo seaboard better than any man living.'
"llr smoked an Inch of green cherool
before ho answered inc.
" i   believe  1   do,  but—'
" 'Name your price,'  1 said  testily.
" "Tain't altogether a question of dollars,' he answered, slowly.   'If you knew
as much of International politics as 1 do.
and had the same source of information,
which you have not—being H. B. M.'s con- '
sul—you'd know that we—taking us as a
nation—aro in about the tightest place on
"We sat smoking in dreary silence for
many minutes.
" 'I know that prospector,' ho began
again, waving his hand eastward; 'he's
as British as you or I, though his name'.-.
Kopscl. But you'll have to stick lo il
that he's a German, and he'll stick to il
too as long as we are down on our luck.
I'll pass him the word.'
" 'They won't believe him,' I objected.
" 'No,' he assented, 'but we could mako
'cm If—when is that gunboat wo keep
around here coming back?'
"I replied that she was gone for a
cruise and that even If it were nosslble
to wire for her at that Instant It would
be a goodlsh while beforo she could drop
a party of blue-jackets on the hot white
wharf below there.
" 'I'm jiggered!' be said, smoking furiously.
"By this timo I felt pretty low.
" 'Can't you suggest anything?' I asked,
hopelessly. 'If you can't, there will be 70
Britons less in this republic this day week
—not to mention further complications.'
" 'Let me alone!'  he growled savagely,
and sucked at his new smoke with vigor.
"After ten minutes' tobacco he spoke.
" 'You'll have to guarantee expenses.'
" 'Certainly,' I said.
" 'And £500 down.'
" 'Yes; go on.'
" 'Well, now, I'll sketch out my notion.
I've a half-dismantled hulk up the coast
thai was going to be rafters next week,'
he commenced.
" 'The Bird of Paradise?' I exclaimed.
" 'Yes, that's her handle. You know
her? I'll ride across and stop the rafter
business. You remember the cut of her
keel, and the blunt sweep—'
" 'No, no,' I interrupted In a hurry, i
know nothing of her—except commercially. Don't waste time In describing her;
I don't want to have anything to do with
" 'Don't you?' rejoined he roughly,
she's the only stick between you
kingdom come!'
"Ho put his elbows on his knees
bent toward me.
" 'Look here! I'm going lo strip Un
walks off that old wreck, and ballast he!
below the Pllmsoll fine.' he said, with :,n
odd bitterness I could not then account
for, and keeping only the tall of his eye
on me to see how I took it. 'It's useless
to enter into details with you. I'll put a
round black turret on her amidships,
paint her jet black from stem to stern,
and I'll plough her along that blooming
blue horizon to scare the natives!'
"I simply stared at him; 1 couldn't
Imagine what he was driving at.
" 'Shake yourself awake!' ho went on,
with a good deal of contempt, 'and lose
no time in reporting to Dom Miguel thai
you expect her majesty's turret ship, tin
Destroyer, along here the third day from
" 'Good Lord!' I said; 'you don't sup
pose they'll rise to a crazy trick like
" 'Try 'em; that's all,' he replied, confidently. "It's crude and It's crazy, but u
ain't time-worn, anyway. It's brand new
—Ibis trick Is. And whose's to say she's
not a British warship? 'Taint you nor
me. Mr. Allansford, nor yet our reputations neither, that's backing that ship to
be genuine. It's the reputation of England! And I want to know if this republic
Is likely to stand up and question that
under the arms of the Destroyer? :
guess not!'
" 'But the Bird of Paradise is well
known,' I persisted.
" 'She Is, but she won't be long—not by
tho time 1 ve done with her.'
" 'Besides, she's not seaworthy.'
" 'That's true, too, but I'll patch her up
and coddle her along under the shore.
I've eaten salt biscuit In my time, and.
well—she's good for a couple of hundred
knots—perhaps. If I fall In with He- Albatross, I'll send her up sharp.'
"He got up and stretched himself, while
t opened a bottle of fizz to drink success
to the expedition.
" 'You'd better go the whole hog and tell
the president that you'd take it kindly it
they could demonstrate a bit in our favor.
That'll set 'em buzzing!'
" 'All right,' I said.
"Then ho stood awhile as If hesitating,
with his glass ln his hand, and I thoughi
he was going to say something special,
but lie only added as he tossed off the
" 'There's nothing else for it; it's got to
lie done. You may rely on me, Mr. Allansford.   Good-bye.'
"He put out a not over-clean paw to
shako mine, and I'm proud lo say I
grasped  it   heartily.
"After watching Scandcrson's figure
slouching away down the hill, 1 wrote to
the president, thinking il. might unduly
precipitate matters if 1 showed myself In
the town, where feeling was beginning lo
run high, Dom Miguel sent me an ambiguous answer, but the arrest warrant was
not executed." Allansford paused to lignl
another cigar. Out of the sultry darkness,
which had closed by this time, arose a
doleful minor melody, wherein the singer
likened his love to the urplllachay, the
turtle-dove. Allansford shouted a remonstrance, and tho sound ceased. I could
see nothing but the glowing tij> of his
cigar as he resumed.
"For the next two days, 1 was In the
deuce of a stew; for, though I lay low.
side winds brought me disquieting rumors. If anything went wrong, of course,
all the blame of the misunderstanding
would fall on my shoulders. I should certainly be reprimanded, and possibly recalled—if 1 lived long enough, and as I'm
getting on toward the end of my line'
out here, I wished to avoid that. The bll
of marshland that Kopscl had pitched
upon was No Man's Land, which made
this blessed llttlo republic twice as sun
It was theirs. In the ordinary course of
events I could have arranged the whole
business exhaustively over a whisky an,1
soda; but ln this case It was different,
because the government was working
for a row, and would not be satisfied
without one.
"Then I didn't know where it would
stop; for onco a South American republic
gets tho bit between Its teeth, there's no
saying where It will see fit to pull up short
of Judgment day. There were some scores
of English residents scattered about, sum
with wives and children, and I knew
from experience that the first word of
war would bring all the cross-breeds
about their ears.
"On the afternoon of the third day I
got Into something clean, reached down
my sun hat, and rode round lo Interview
Dom Miguel. I was told he was with
the ladles, and ho left me to cool my
heels In the ante-room for a quarter or an
hour. When he did come along, it was
with that, stilted hypocrillcal gait be always adopted when bound on arriving lo ,
late to exercise clemency at an execution.
"I greeted him as usual, and he began
off-hand about the aggressive spirit manifested by certain foreign powers. The republic, he assured me, would not suffer
foreign aggression. They might be but a
small and feeble state, yet for all thai
they would on no account forego their
natural rights. No nation, however great,
should encroach upon these rights, and he
felt It to be his duty to his country to
adopt a firm attitude.
"Patriotism in a South American president Invariably means mischief. I knew
he was just going to name names, so 1
dropped a hint about the Destroyer.
" 'She has not come yet,' he observed
" 'I expect her today,' I replied, with my
heart in my mouth. 'From the Terrace
we can no doubt see her In the offing.'
"A livid hue crept up into Dom Miguel's
big blue cheeks.
" 'Let us see,' he said coldly, and preceded mo to the Terrace.
"You can bet I hoped Seanderson would
be as good as his word, as I walked oul
after the president. You know what the
Pacific is like on such a day—as if the
light of the universe w»-i focussed lo
make the glare.   Not a. shadow anywhere
on the blinding blue of sea and sky, the
glitter folds round you till you feel that
If you flung out your list you'd shiver the
world like a mirror into splinters of glass
al your feet.
"1 could see nothing at first for the dazzle. Then on lhe far edge of the sky I
perceived :. nail of smoke. Presently the
Destoyer crawled up out of the horizon
like a black sIuk on the oily roll of the
water.   I pointed to her without a word.
"Dom Miguel just turned aud shook me
by  the  hand.
" 'My dear sJr.' he exclaimed, 'how fortunate!'
"I heartily agreed with him.
" 'England has ever shown herself the
friend and champion of the oppressed.'
he continued in a burst of enthusiasm.
'As I was saying before we came out, l
wish to consult you about the aggressive
spirit lately manifested by Germany in
this state. I find that a man named Kopscl—' But I needn't tell you any more.
We had a. friendly drink together, and
that was the last of the war."
"Then Seanderson was successful?" I
"He was. Unwritten history, you know."
"And Where's Seanderson?"  I asked.
He made no answer, and for awhile we
listened   111   the darkness   to  the thunder
of the surf along the bay.
"Never the lotos closes, never the wildfowl wake,
But  a sou] eoes forth on  the east wind
that  died for  England's sake."
he quoted.   "Who wrote that?—There are
qualities planted deep down in us which
come to the surface and flourish best on
the frontiers of the world."
I waited for him to finish.
"At flrsl 1 thought It was the fortune of
war," he resumed at length, "but later 1
found that Seanderson had put out to sea
wiili four men at the pumps. The Bird
wasn't (il lo be a penny ferry, let alone
meeting ibe Pacific swell. She went down
with all hands off Caraguez."—E. and H.
Heron, in I'ornhill Magazine.
How Their Straggles for Social Die*
Bailee  Works Their  Undoing*,
"Someone has recently said that 'Americans are struggling io be luxurious.' "
writes the Prophet, under the beading of
Hell,ciions in lhe February Ev'ry Month,
"and while that charge cannot seem very
.serious to some, it, at the same time, cannot be charged of Americans alone. Other nations either are or are struggling
io be luxurious, and some have suffered
the result of their satisfaction in this respect—decay. It is no sin to be luxurious
if it is no sin to east away various abilities and possibilities which activity and
rugged simplicity foster; but, if the loss
by non-use or misuse of any one of the
faculties with which man is primarily
endowed Is wrong, then luxury, which
weakens and destroys such faculties, is
also wrong. No man can preserve the
hand sol'l and white and still expect that
ii will be strong and*dexterous for accomplishing useful labors.
"It is one of the laws of nature that use
strengthens and perfects, so that a man
can become remarkably proficient, in so
tar as some one uf his senses is concerned,
providing he makes wise and diligent use
,il' that sense, and aids il by an otherwise   well-balanced   constitution,
"Hut those who are trying to be luxurious are striving to do away with the labor
that elves io Hie muscles their natural
form, strength and capacity, fur without
labor liny have none of these. They are
striving to abolish the keenness and vigor
of lhe eye by directing It toward nothing
in particular, thus arresting its development and slaying ils power. Their ear is
employed to no particular purpose, they
preferring io preserve it from anything
harsh or disturbing, and so causing it to
linger on in Idleness. They glove their
lingers and preserve their hands In Idleness, until they are unfitted for anything
but graceful exhibition, and it is thus with
nn,* after another of the faculties and
special senses, which are refined and preserved ln idleness until (like unused muscles) ihey become weak and passive, unfitted for all but tlie most worthless of
pleasures—those of luxurious idleness.
"In times of danger sueh children of
luxury would be of no value to a nation,
and before the onslaught of somo foe
raised amid hardships and taught to use
■ very faculty In his battle for earthly
subsistence, such weaklings would be
quickly annihilated. Their while hands
and luxurious tastes would avail them
nothing. All their trappings of ease and
refinement would scarcely ransom for
them their uncomforabtle lives. They
would be swept away, and those whose
superior Btrength had wrested the gorgeous possessions would control and use
them by right of manhood—a right Invariably established by physical and
mental superiority. Thus their luxury
Weill,I prove I heir death—and so it is
throughout  nature.
"These luxury-seeking Americans do
not realize what they do. or they would
not weaken themselves in tlie social Bcale.
They would not, il is safe lo say. give up
any jot of their sense-powers willingly,
nor yet sell lb,-in for gold, although, by
housing themselves and avoiding effort of
all kinds, they weaken them by disuse.
Tiny would not abandon their eyes, nor
their ears, not yel would Ihey willingly
pal!    Willi    lhe    power     of     their   frames,
though   ihey   pn I   leisurely  and   with
satisfaction   to  dlvesl   themselves  of nil
u iiiihuies of vigor by Indulging their
every whim un.l securing themselvei In
Idleness. Thus ihey rob themselves ol
power, and from their mansions look Indulgently upon ihe toilsome fields, from
which are sure lo arise (lie men of
strength and sinew, who by energetic
use of Hull every faculty will yet displace Ihem—will assume all power by
right and drive all weaklings before them,
hopeless and helpless, into that conten-
iions world for whose tolls and struggles
they have, all their years, labored foolishly lo unlit themselves."
si. Petersburg; Press,
' The press el St. Petersburg has just been reinforced by half a dozen new dally papers,
which bring the total of all the journals and
periodicals now appearing in the Russian capital op to about 2.-.0, Altogether ill Russia
there ale new about 780 Journals and reviews.
lis compared with 4-10 in 1SS2; but there Is no
relaxation of eensorshli). nor is there any evidence of greater tolerance of liberal criticism
beyond the narrow limits permitted under Alexander  111.
What (<> rail it.
"II strikes me that gown is too loud for Run-
day, t suppose IPs what they would catl a
symphony In color."
Tlie other man In the last pew but one
laughed a low laugh, suggestive of the vague
borderland between mirth and sorrow.
"Symphony!" lie repeated. "More llkclv a
sacred concert."—Detroit Journal.
Satisfactorily Explained.
Weary Walkins—What's ills here repudiation'.'
Hungry Higgins—It's like dis here: De world
owes me an' you a llvln'. don' It?
Weary Watklns—Tap.
Hungry Higgins—Weil, do world has repudiated, dat's all.—Indianapolis Journal. ORAND  FORKS MINER.
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mailed  to Subscriber on payment of Two
Mars a year.
''inplayod  Advertisements  ?2 an inch  per
. onth.   A liberal  discount allowed on   long
franclent Advertisements 20 cents a line first
rliou and 111 cents a line fur each additional
ocal or reading matter noticos 21 cents each
■ rtion.
Job Printing at Fair rates.   All accounfn for
■i, work and advertising payable en theflrst of
. a month. F. II. McCamtb & Son.
It is pleasing to note that u number
of the papers in the southern portion of
the province havo taken up the matter
of tho Buffering whicli is euro to follow
the large influx of more people into the
di triots of Kootenay, Slocan Kettle
river ami Boundary creek than are like*
/ to bo ablo.to liml profitable employ -
nt. While there is hardly uny doubt
but    that     the     construction    of    the
iw'b Nest Pass railway will be commenced, and mure than probably on ono
or more linos to connect the Oolumbia
ii,er with the Kettle river and Boundary countrios, and also on tho Sloeue
Crossing to tho foot of Slocan lako.
cknowledging that such is a fact and
■ k shoulil bo pushed as fast as  practical, not moro than ono-hulf of thoso
iw coming and thoso who aro expoctod
(" come with the opening  of   spring,
luid bo able to lind employment.
With theso cold facts staring us in tho
' ■, we again repeat what we have alio,uly saiil before, if 11 man has not got
the means to provide for the necessities
if life long onough to find suitable employment and pay his faro back if he is
not successful, he had far bettor not
■ no, as there are more then enough
laboring men In this section alroady to
lo all the work at present, however
■lipid bo tho development of the mines.
The tost mado at tho 0. K. mill, last
Thursday, by tho managers of the LeRoi
mine, practically solved the problem of
!renting our low grade ores. By this
i' -1 it was fully demonstrated that the
low grade silicioua oro of tho LeRoi
,Lino is really a free-milling and concentrating instead of a smelting proposition, Tho fact that many of the claims
up tho North Fork have oro of tho same
character, and in nearly ovory instance
In greater quantity, makos tho impor*
Lancoof this discovery so groat that its
full ell'ect on this distiict cannot be
'<-recast. While it ia true that tho test
mado by the LeRoi company cannot bo
taken as conclusive evidence that all
liheious ores are tree-milling or amen-
ible to concentration, it can bo definitely
letermined just what class of oro wili
yield us good results as has tho LeRoi,
by experiments, if seventy livo per
cent of the gold can bo extracted and
eleven per cent moro savad in tha concentrates as this trial indicates.it will
revolutionize mining in thi3 vicinity and
make valuable mines out of what are
now regarded as prospects; and thero is
no reason why there should not bo
stimp mills orocted on a numbor of
North Fork properties at onco.
After waiting nearly u year wo are
pleased to at last chronicle the appointment of a recorder for tlio , (Jrami Forks
district, to bo located at Grand Forks at
onco, iu tho person of Sidnoy Russoll
Almond, J. 1'., of Carson, In malting
this appointment the government is to
be highly commended on the good judgment shown in tho Boloction of a gentleman so well qualified as Mr. Almond,
who has filled the ollico of magistrate at
Carson for the past three years, during
which time he has gained the respect of
till who have had occasion to como in
contact with him, and wo havo overy
reason to believe he will Mil his now po
sition in a manner as will do crodit ti
himself and be satisfactory to tho publii
in general ami the authorities at
From thoso who are arriving daily
from Rossland and Spokane the reports
are very encouraging concerning tin
prospects of a railway being built into
Qrand Forks before tho oud of 1HIJ7
The general bsliet ueoras to bo that Mr.
Heinze will extend tho Columbia &
Western railway to I'eiiticloti, and that
Mr. Corbie is almost sure to commence
the extension of the Red Mountain road
into this district, just as soon as the
bridgo across tho Columbia rivor, at
Northport, is completed, which i
oxpectod to bo some timo in Juno noxt
None but men of practical business
exporience should be given a place on
tho board of aldermen to bo selected at
tho coming municipal oloction.
No Trouble Whatever to Pind  Plenty
of People Who Will Accept the
Tarious Offices if They are
Tendered to Them,
Ir reports go for aught thero are no
less than seven who have tho mayorality
"boo" buzzing about their ears.
In John A. Macly Grand Forks would
have a Mayor who would till the office
with credit to the city.
Municipal politics aro boiling away
as merrily as a "gob" of spit on a red
hot stove.
Jessop Drill Stoel, Powder, Caps and
Fuse at Manly's Hardware,
Within twenty-four hours after the
announcement that tho bill incorporating Grand Forks intoa municipality had
passod tho logislaturo, tho political pit
commenced to si,inner, and has boon
getting a little warmer over since until
Thursday uftornoon it roachod a boiling
point, slopped ovorand ran all ovor town.
If rumors tiro any criterion to go by
every voter within tho municipally, with
but a fow exceptions, is willing to make
a saerilico for the dear peoplo in some
capacity. In fact, tho fears entortained
before the passago of the incorporation
bill that it would bo impossible to so
cure sufficient matoriul with which to
frame a city havo vanished liko a snow
ball in Hades.
Tho question as to what constituted
a voter has received moro attention than
any other, and beon twisted around in
overy imaginable shape, so it will apply
to tho case of every individual who has
a skeleton in his closet regarding his
qualifications aB a voter. In order to
dispell any doubt as to who shall be entitled to vote wo reproduco Section 8,
of tho act of incorporation:
The persons qualified to vote for mayor
and aldermad at sueh an election shall be all
sueh persons who are male liritish subjects of
the full age of twenty-one years and have resided In lhe limits of sueh city for three
months next preceding tlie date of sueh elee
tiou, and who shall, before the du>
of sueh election, have applied to the returning officer and have had their mimes
placed ou the list of electors for such election,"
By this it is clearly to be seen that the
point to bo determined is, "what constitutes a British subject?"
The qualiliations necessarr to make
a person eligible for the mayorality are
he shall bo a male Britii h subject the
full ago of twenty-ono years, who is not
disqualified undor any law, and who has
been for throe months next proceeding
tho day of nomination the registered
owner in the land registry office of land
or real property in the city of the valuo
of iSlOOll over and above any registered
incumbrance, or who has been for three
months the solo tenant 'in possession of
land or real property in the city of the
valuo of 82000 undor lease in writing for
not less than one year.'
Tho qualification for an alderman as
provided for by tho act is the samo as
that of tho mayor, only the proporty
qualification is £500 instead of 81,000.
Provisions aro mado for tho appoint
ment of a returning officer who shall
enter in a book, the uamos, addresses
and occupation of allsuch persons, qual
itied who make application to him, and
such list shall be the list of tho electors
for such election.
Beforo thu name of any person shall
be placed on the list, ho shall make and
sign 11 declaration in writing, before
somo person authorized to administer
oaths setting forth his name, address, oc
OUpatiorj and qualifications under the
provisions of the act.
The present aspect of the situation as
it sums itself up, briefly stated, is that
thero will bo two tickots in the Held,
those vho wero opposed to incorporation being on ono sido, and thoso who
were in favor of it on the other.
From the very lirst it has been generally conceedod to bo tho unanimous
wish of a majority of thoso wh 1 have
tho interests of CIrand Forks at heart,
that John A. Manly, tho man who has
dono more to make the town what it is
today, than any other individual, should
bu given tho honor of being its lirst
mayor, In accordance with this sentiment a delegation of representative
citizens called upon that gentleman, at
his residence yestorday afternoon, and
requested the uso of his name as a candidate for that office.
In a few well chosen remarks Mr.
Manly thanked tho gentlemen for the
honored bestowed upon him, and signi*
tiatl his willingness to Comply with the
request of his follow townsmen.
An activo canvass will at onco be
Commenced in his bohilf, and it mass
meeting has boon called for Monday
night at the school house.
the opposition have been hard at work
for over a week, and are pretty thorciuh-
iy organized. A petition asking P. T.
McCalliini, to accept tho nomination for
mayor, has boon circulated, and is said
to have been pretty generally signed
by all of thoso who were known to be
avowed opponents to tlio incorporation
of thu town. Ah yot, howerovor, tho
petition has not been presented lo that
gentleman, and what Iiih reply will be is
only a matter of guess work.
Among those who havo been mentioned as probable candidates for aldermen
sj far are tho following named gentlemen; Joseph Wisoman, Fred Knight,
Jatr Davis, Jack Smith, Neil Hardy, J.
K, Johnson, G. W. Ilepworth, W. K. 0.
Manly, D. P. Mitchell, Charles Cusson
and Robert Hewitt. But as the election
will not occur beforo April 5th, this list
may bo materially changed.
Among those who would not object to
holding down tho office of city marsh all
aro named I A. Dinsmore, A. W. Preslar
and Neil Hardy.
It is further stated by thoso who havo
given tho matter consideration that
in tho event of a lire department boing
established J, E. Kelly and Frank Truax
will be pitted against each other for tho
honors if chief of that body.
The municipal solicitorship plum, the
knowing ones say, will be ably guardoa
by either H. S. Cayley, Mr, Aikman or
A. C. Sutton.
The only man in tho field so far heard
from for tho city clerkship is J. H.
Feathorston, but it is safe to predict
that ho will not havo an opportunity to
trot the race without a competitor.
Now that tho city of Grand Forks
must prepare for tho oloction of a mayor
and board of alderman whose duties
shall be to undertake the goverment of
the city, no one will deny that the first
set of officers will be confronted with
responsibilities of a grave nature, which
will require careful thought and deliberation; therefore there exlsits a great
necess.ty for hearty co-oporation and
honest endeavors on the part of those
who will be delegated with the power to
elect these officers, in order to obtain an
administration that will be beneficial
and creditable. Great care should be
tn'-en by those who have the interest of
the city at heart, and they should be
guarded in thoir selection of candidates
by tho records they have mado in enterprise and integrity. Tho necessity for
effectually heading off thoso who have
"axes to grind'' or who may bo expocted
to abuse the trust that may boplacod in
their hands, ia equally important, whilo
those who desire to "run tilings" according lo their own pet theroriesand unless
successful would be antagnistic to tho
best interests of the town should be
particularly guarded against.
Silver-plated    knives    and  forks  at
Manly's Hardware, 1 •   '   '
I. Wortlilngton whs among our Spokane
visitors this week.
J. JJ. Cockrell, Oi Nelson, came over to the
"future great" on Wednesday to «eu how the
thins wi s Mono.
Mr. und Mrs. John A. Manly returned -Uomc
Thursday afternoon from an extended trip to
Rossliii'd and Spokane.
Mrs A. Preelai aud daughter Pearl left via
Thursday morning's stage for Spokane where
they expect to remain for a couple of months.
Until a returning officer is appoints*} the ex.
act date of the election cannot be determined,
but it supposed to occur about the 5th of April
G. J. Hay ward, a stock man from Vancouver,
has been spending a couple of weeks in the
Forks looking over this section with a view of
Mrs. N. A. Sheads is organizing a class in
shorthand and stenography. Terms reasonable
.Students have free use of typewriter while
Mrs. John A. Manly is suffering from a severe
cohl contracted by becoming chilled through
on the trip from Marcus.
Oapt. Hargrave and Dick Gibson are making
preparations to start work immediately on the
Bound Butte and iron Cliff recently bonded by
Messrs. Qibsonand Redmond.
Mrs. \V. K C Manly, returned home last vVed-
nesday, much improved in health, from the
hospital nt Greenwood, where she had been for
some time past.
A petition iB being circulated by our neighbors over at Carson, asking the government for
aid toward the building of a bridge across Kettle river at Johnson's terry,
Messrs. Ward and Aikman, of the firm of
Fulton, Ward it Aikman of Kumloops, arrived
in the city last Saturday and will open an Office
here which will be in charge of Mr. Aikman,
Mr. John Ogdeu.of thellrmof Filley AQgden.
real estate nud mine brokers, arrived Thursday evening from Olympla, Wash., where he
has been employed as superintendent ln the
State printing olliee for the pant few years.
P.   F.  MoOabe and G. B.  Robblna, of Ana
conda, wore among tlie arrivals at the Forks
this week. They are in search of a business
location and express themselves well pleased
with the outlook iiere from u business Standpoint.
A. L. Cohn And J, P. Buohniger are in town
from Rossland, Those gentlemen have the contract for the decorating of Dr. Averill's residence and contemplate locating here permanently.
G. R. Xaden, representing the BealeV Investment company, of Kosslaud spent Thursday
in the Forks looking over the situation with
a view of establishing a branch of that firm
hi the city. They do h general Investment,
brokerage and insurance business -
Walker &. Williams is the name of a new linn
of contractors who have cast their lot with
the future of the Forks. They propOst
to do nothing but contract work aud will give
estimates on anything from building a hen*
house to running a luuuel through Observation
Mart Wild has just returned from Ills property
up the North Fork, known as the Moonlight',
where he has been working for tlie past mouth
The shaft Is now down some fifteen feet and
jud gins from the sample of ore that was showi,
to us taken from this property there is ever}
reason to believe that the Moonlight is all right.
We acknowledge the receipt of a sample roll
of Mardeu's Oreame'ry butter presented us b\
t!. W. MaiiL-M, the proprietor. Mr. AI. Is Offering the public a tine article and those who
purchase of him will not only begetting the
finest butter In town, but will be patronizing
h ome industry.
Parties arriving last Thursday from Midway
report that Gold Commissioner Lambly arrived
there ou Tuesday aud ut once began a government investigation of the shooting of Jamefa
Hood by Recorder MeMynn on the morning of
Feb. 20. The hearing was still in progress win n
our in loriiiants Jell so we have been unable to
learn anything definite as to the results.
Mr. P, 0. Cuppage, superintendent of roads
for the Vernon, Osoyoos and Kettle river dis
tricts of Vale, was In Grand Forks last Sutnrdav
with a view of ascertutulng what was needed
In the way of trails, roads, bridges, etc., this
coming season, his expected that as soon as
the weather will permit, a large number ol
men will be put to work in this distiict ploying the roads in passable condition.
Stool Tray Wbool Barrows, ut Manly'e
Last Tuesday evening as the Marcus stage,
which Is on runners, was spinning along at fl
merry gait Just thin side of Q il pin's place, in attempting to make A cut oil and avoid a bate
spot in the road collided with a stump with
such force as to spill all tho passengers, of whom
there were ten, out onto the ground. The
Whiffle'tree was broken and the horses run
away. Mr. Rogers, the driver was thrown from
his scut, striking on the ground with inch force
as to dislocate bis shoulder, and a gentleman
by the name of Gurnctt, who was sitting beside
him on the seal was pitched head foremost
onto his face which was badly lacerated by
coming In contact with the frozen ground, Out
side of these two no one was hurl beyond a
shaking up and a few slight scratches.
Word was received at the Forks Wednesday
afternoon to tbe effect that the townsite of
Greenwood had been jumped by Messrs. Fisher
and Collins, who had filed on the same as a
pre-emption. Our informant was unable to
give the grounds upon which the gentlemen
based their action, further than that the town
had been laid out on a Crown Granted mineral
claim which, under the provisions of the law
at tho time the Crown Grant was obtained,
would not hold surface rights. A later courier
from that point corroborates the lirst report
but says that the cause for the action is very
slight and tho parties who did the jumping,
falling In their attempt to record their location
at Midway, had pushed on to Vernon to place
It on record there.
Mr. R. G. Butler, of Butte, Mont., arrived In
the Forks last Saturday, and after spending
a day or two looking over the field, secured a
year"-j lease on the store room on Bridge street
owned by Manly <St Averill, now used as a
school house, and will open with a large stock
of groceries* He expects to be ready for business in about sixty days, or sooner if he succeeds in getting his stock of goods on the
Manly & Averill huve a carload of
groceries on the road and will be prepared to furnish anything iu that line
at bedrock prices.
Negotiations  Fow   Pending Whereby
Considerable Outside Capital
'•    Will  Become Interested
"   in This Section, '  '
As the winter season draws to a elope
and evidences of the approach of spring
becomo apparent a ronewed activity in
mining circles is evinced. Capital if
coming in from all points of thocompas6
und practical mining men aro taking
hold of some of our principal proporties
with a view to their immediate and con)
tinuous exploitation. During the rmst.
fow days development has been begun
on a number of i romisii g properties, to
bo conti'.ued until their* valuo is fully
proven, and negotiations aro now pending whereby many others are to past!
into the hands of outside parties who
will at once advance the capital requisite
for their proper exploration.
Wm. Guttridge and Goo. Ragland loft
Tuesday morning to commence development on the1 Britannic and Big Porphyry clainissituated up the North Fork
in the near vicinity of the Iron Cliff and
Kound Butte claims which w*-re lately
bonded to Messrs. Gibson and Redmond,',
of Logansport, Ind.', by L. A. Manly
and "Cap." Hargrave. The Britannic is
owned by Wm. Giittride and G?o. In-
graham, who intend to da considerable
work on it this season. Tho Big Prophy-
ry is the property of Mr, Guttridge and
Ur. Averill, and work is to be done on
this claim enough to demonstrate- Its
real value.
Messrs. Rogers and Ashfiold, who lately located the Fair Play claim, oh the
hillside just across tho North Pork, have
begin work on the proporty and will
probably continue all summer if the ex
cellent showing now being made continues. The Fair Play is a relocation of
the Little Bell and is to all appearances
a contin:ition of tho Boneta lojge across
the Fork. The irop capping is identical
in appearance to that of the Boneta and
where au open cut has been run on the
surface croppings a fine showing of iron
pyrites in diorite and quartz has been
made. On tho Fair Play the lodge lies
between a contact of granite and lime and
is to all appearances a truo (issue vein;
but this can only be demonstrated by
development, and this tbe owners proposed to do.
On the Empire, which is being worked by J. J. Moyn'ahan and W. A. Campbell, of Rossland, tho satisfactory showing reported last week still continues
and a decided improvement can bo seen.
Work is being steadily prosecuted and
shuuld tho mineral continue to increase
aB it has so far, tho Empire, will bo a
most valuable prop'rty long before th3
fifty feet contract now iu hand has been
II. A. Shoads, the well known assayor
of this pKco, returned last Saturday
from a business trip from Rossland, and
reports that as b:.oii as tho snow goes
nff the hills a force of men will bo put
to work developing the Coin property,
some four miles from town on tho Sum
mit trail This is a most promising
claim. It has been lately incorporated
by Rossland parties, into the Gold Coin
Mining company, tho ollicers of which
are: VV. A. ( anipboll. president; J, A.
Elliott, vieo-preeident, and Thos. Anderson, secretary. As soon as the snow goes
off sufficiently to ailow of an examina
tiou J.J. Mpynahan, late superintendent
of tho Re Roi and Mr. Campbell, will
como from Rossland and pay tho pro-
perty a visit with a view of selecting
tho b"st place to begin development.
Work will then bo started at onco an i
it is expected to run night and day shifts
in ordor to show the propertj up as rap
idly as possible, The formation is lime
and dolmite carrying from ono to thirty
ounces of silver, a trace to $5.50 iu gold
and a trace of copper on the surface.
Gaffert end Anderson have temporarily suspended operations on thoir property the Gold Drop, on Ifardy nrouu
tain, but thoy expect to resume again
shortly und continue the shaft Bomo distance. They are now down thirty-five
fiet and havo struck a strong lead of
beautiful sulphide ore which assays high
in gold, coppei and sjiver.
A. Clifford, came in Monday from Rots-
land and left on Tuesday morning with
a full outfit of tools, provisoes, etc., to do
development on tho Hillside Star, in tho
l.'uss creek district, i'bia proporty lien
on thu north Bide of Puss creek and join,
tho No. 8, It presents a Una appearance
with its forty foot ledge extending foi
hundreds of feet on tho eurfuce.   Like
lho other claims in this section the min
oral is chiefly iron and copper sulphides
which curries high in gold, Mr. Clifford
is interested in u group of four claims
in company Willi .Messrs. Smith, Bstep,
Robinson and Bjuoebeitf, C. D, Mc
dure and Mr. Fuse, two capitalists of
Granite, Idaho, ure expected to arrive In
tho course of u couplo of weeks to ex
amine the property with u view of purchasing, Mr, Adams of Rossland, will
also be here Boon to look over tho same
The Riverview tunnel is now in 185
feet and is expected to tap tha ledge any
James Davidson, of Rossland, arrived
in the ForkB, this week, and expects to
commence doing assessment work on
two claimB he has up the North Forks
in the vicinity of the Wolverine.
Wm. Moore and Frank Comstock
came down during the wetk from the
Wellirgton Square, where they have
been doing assessment work for Robert
Clark, and report an excellent showing
being made.
Wm. Schmuck has made another rich
find about tour miles from town near
the Boulevarde group. The formation
is iron cap heavily stained with copper.
He calls the new etrike the Maid of
Erin, No. 2.
Mr. John Hood, of Empire oamp, situated about eighteen miles from Nelson
on the reservation, was a visitor in the
Forks this week. Mr. Hood, in connection with his son William, is inter*
csted-in agroup^f very promising claims
whioh they Joaye-recently atocked under
the name of the Hood Gold and Silver
Mining company. A ■ sufficient aqiount
of the treasury stock of this company
has been placed to permit of the properties being amply developed to deter*
monstrate their worth. During the past
season two shafts have been sunk on
this property and a very good showing
has been made. In the socond shaft,
which has reached a depth of twenty-
eight feet, a 7-foot ledgo has been en.
countered, the ore being a white quartz
heavily mineralized with gold, silver and
copper. Extensive preparations are being made to push development work as
soon as tho snow goes off sufficiently to
work to an advantage,
Development on the Reservation.
Nelson, Colvillo Reservation, Wash.,
March D,—Mr. O. B. Nelson, of tho firm
if O. B. and P. B. Nelson, has just returned from an extendod trip through
Eureka, Curlew and other reservation
camps and reports things rather quiet
in those districts just now although
preparations are being made to do a
largo amount of development as soon as
the snows goes off sufficiently to permit of it.
At Wolf's camp a tunnol is being run
and is now in 140 feet. A shaft now
down forty feet oc tho lodge shows a
good grado of oro and it is expected to
tap this same vein in the tunnol.
In Eureka camp, Creasor, Ryan and
Clark aro preparing to work the Ropub-
lin. W. II. Brown,of Portland, and W.
H. Kells aro working several men on the
Knob Hill, and as soon as the snow goes
off several parties will work at different
points in Curlew camp.
John and William Hood are preparing
for extensive work in Empire camp and
otuers will follow suit soon.
The Star and Crescent Mining company represented by Fender, Stratton
and Nosier of Spokane, have staried
work oc their claims near NjIsoh, under
thu management of A. Blackburn and
Thos. Skeliington.
T. G. McOormick will soon start work
on tho Copper Quoen two town miles
west of Nelson.
Somo fine rock has boon brought in
from claims near by and when tho snow
disappears a good deal of work will bu
done in tl is vicinity.
February 'jit-Present Help, Deadwood  camp,'
J. H. Morrison.
February !**"> -Commander,   Fisherman   creek,
Abe Hull.
Kink It, Edward's F,-rry, Jno. Gengro.
February   2(i—St. I.awreice, Duadwood oamp,
Win. Lewis and Jas. Flsbor.
February 27- Bettor Times,   Morrlssev   creek,
D. Woodhoad and L. K, Perrine.
Bad Luek, ditto.
Kentucky, Wellington oamp, F. K.  McMann.
Macoh 2—Uraoey, fract., R.  J.   Hood,  Central
York, Smith's camp, I, H, Hallett.
."over, tract., Long Lake, S. Uoud.
March 1—humrook, Puss creek, O. C. Lr.ther.
liruno, fract., copper oamp, Theodore vwtte,
and Jas. Bruoe.
Gibraltar, Pass creek, J. O. Wright.
8\veet Sixteen, (irand Forks, A. Forthlcr.
Ueby, Wellington camp, II. Alles.
Ruq-j, Cam], McKinney No. 2, M   K, French,
llomestuk", Hardy Mt., Tiios. Xewby.
March .',-Priinrose, Kimlierly, It. Wordsworth.
Empress, I'assercek, Wm. .'ultridge.
Maroh 0—Karly bird, fruet., D. Woodhoad aud
Wm   Uirckscn.
Florence, Deadwood oamp,. J, A, stack.
February a!-Northern Belle, J. C. Scars.
D, W. Holbrook.
March 1—Combination, Combination Mining *fc
Milling company.
Maroh2—Winner, 0. B. Nelson, J. McLaughlin
March -l-W-'ke.T, Wake, J. Atwood, J. Douglas
Tiger, Fred Grant, Jno. I'ugsloy
March G—Ciown Point, Douglas, Wake, Atwood
March H—Wellington Square, Ella Clark.
March l)-C. O. it., Robert Donagla.
February 21—Bonanza and Qrand Forks Belle,
\i Int., each Wm. O'Neil to Neil iMcCallum.
Ditto, Noli McCallum to K. & F, O. M. Co.
Seattle, Butte and Virginia City, K. Clurk to
Chas. Hay, in trust.
February a, -Round Butte   and   Iron Cliff,  %
each J. M   Hargrave to L. A. Manly.
Snow King, ?i int., J. Meyer to J. Leunghen.
Snow King, G. F. Haulston to Jno. Meyer.
Cliff, *i int , Jno. Cockell to J. A. Laviues.
February 27—Big Six. \i in'., J. Bell to O.Kmory.
Helen, 1*10 int., T. M. Daly to W. Lindsay aud
W. A. McDonald.
Helen, T. M. Ea!y to J. M. Fltzpatrlck.
Snow Kin-:,»aInt.. J. Meyers lo F.K. McMann
Maroh  1-Britton. D. B. Pettyjohn to K. Clark
Bin* State, 'A Int., Ed, Ed.  O'Rourke to J. F.
Roddy, and Reddy  to Margaret O'Rourke.
Butte, Yi int., J. M. Taylor to F. Rogers.
Ophlr, Bulliilo, nil,   Moran  >,i int., E. Davi-
to A. 0, Sutton.
Last Chance, U S S. Schiller to A. C. Sutton.
Ditto, R. Clark, Jr., to IS. Titsworth.
March 2—Present Help, Yi int., J. H.  Morriso u
to G. B. Tiivlur.
tirneey, U It. I. Hood ti) M. M. Kelloher.
Little Chief, Yj iut, I. Fisher lo J. W. Powell
March 8-Moadow Lurk, ti int., j. J. Winter to
W.u. MeMviin and Jas. McNicol.
iron Pyrites, ii int., D. A. Hqlbrqok to W, G
Paragon, i'asadeuti, \li each, J. AI. O'Toolo to
H. liemlow.
March l-"j:,, Y int., Alox Wallace to P   lllcky.
Suuuysido,   r-rimrose,   }.j, Meadow Lark,  Y.
Ruby, W subject lo bond, W. G. MeMynn lo
Mury MeMynn.
Jumbo, Black lies-., all, Queen of Shcba. Jj,
Crown silver, 1-lii,  ijueen  Bess,,1,,,   Amom
and ibex, *„eRch,J   A. Ciirrle to N. Toklas.
Toronto, A.SHannon to Thos, Wren.
Aurora, S. 0, Gates to .1. A. Ciirrle.
Number   Nino,   all   Iut,   I!. Wood   to J.   R.
No, 311.
"C9mpani^s' Aot," Part IV, and amending Aots.
"The Bonita Gold Mining Company'
Registered the 8th day oi February, 1897.
T HEREBY CERTIFY that I have this day reg-
J. (stored "TheBonita Gold Mining Company"
(Foreijm), under.the "Companies'Act,1' Part
IV., "Registration of Foreign Companies," and
amending Acts.
Tlie head olliee of tlie said company is situated at the City of Spokane,; State of Washington, V. S. A.      ..
The objects for which the Company is established are:-To buy sell, lease, bond,mortgage
nnd convoy asiy raining property whloh said
Company may ftoquire within Biiti»!i Columbia
or within tbe I'nitod SnUes of America; to op
erate said mining property, and to do all necessary work tberciu for tho development ami
operation of the same; also to construct, maintain and operate trails, roads or lines of transportation, either l-y water or by land; to build
ilumosor ditches, toaoqijire water power and
rights, and elcctrio or other motor power, nud
to Piisc iir sell the same; to erect mills
smeltiuK or reduction works for publii! or private-use, and in fact 1,, carrvon a general mining business in all of its various departments
in compliance with thu laws undor whloh the
said Oompany shall operate in ihe Province oi
British Cohim bia, Canada, and lu the United
States of America, and to do all other business
which may lie Incidentally nocessury i'„r lho
carrying out of tho general purpose of said
The capital stock of the snid Company is one
million dollars, divided into one million shares
of the par value of one dollar each.
Given under my hand and seal of oflice at
Victoria, Province of British Columba, tnis 8th
day of February, 1SU7.
Tl""..1 S. Y. WOOTTON,
Registrar of Joint iitock Companies.
Wo have a curloiui jf hardware com
Ing in and are prepared to supply prospectors with  anything needed at the
lowest poslble living prices     Manly Ai
after .lute hereof I intend to apply to the
Honorable, the Chief Commissioner of Lands
and Works for permission to purchase 80 acres
of laud, situated on tlio North Fork of Kettle
river nud described as follows: Commencing
at tliesoutbwest corner of lot 717, osoyoos Division Vale District, thence west 20 chains, thence
north -10 chains, thence east 20 chains, thence
south -10 chains to tlie point of commencement.
Grand Forks, B. c, -March 2,18'J7,
Certificate  of  Improvements Notice.
Seattle Mineral olnim, situate In the Kettle
River Mining Division of Yale District.
Where looated—In Brown's cuujd on the west
sido of tho North Fork ol Kettle rivor.
TAKE NOTICE that. I, F. Wollaston, actingns
agent for the Seattle Mining A Smelting
Company, (Foreign), free miner's certificate No.
(17,415, intend 00 days from the dnto hereof, to
apply to the Mining Recorder lor a Certificate
of Improvements lor the purpose of obtaining a
Crown Grant of the above claim.
And furtner take notice that action under
section 37 muBt he commendod before the issuance of sucli Eertiiicato of Improvements.
Dated this 20th day oi Novomber, 1890.
NOTICE JS HEREBY GIVEN that tho partnership heretofore subsisting between us
the undersigned as lintelkeepers in the Cosmos
Hotel in the town of Grand Forks, B. c, has
Ibis day been dissolved by mutual consent. Al
debts owing to tlie said partnership are to be
paid to John If. Smith, the undrslgned at Grand
Forks aforesaid, and all claims against the snid
partnership are to be presented to the said John
H. Smith, by whom tho same will bo settled.
Dated at Grand Forks, B. C, this 9th   day of
March, A. D. 1897. W . A. PRESLAR.
H. C. Cayley, j, h. smith.
As to signature by W. A. Preslar.
A. C. Sten-ON, ns to signature by J. II. Smith
Assessment Aot and Provincial Revenue Tax.
Rock Creek Division of Yale District.
•M-OTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, in accordance
l'i with the statutes, that Provincial Revenue
Tax and all Taxes levied under tho Assessment
Act nre now due for tbo year 1897.
All of the above named Taxes collectible
within tho Rock Croek Division of Yale District are payable at my olllcc at Osoyoos, B. C.
Provincial Revenue Tax. ?3 per yoar.
Assessed Taxes are collectible at the following
rates: viz:— °
If paid on or before Juno 81), 1887: —
Throe-fifths of one per cent ou Real Property
two and one-half per oonl on tlie assessed value
nf wild laud, one-half of one per cent ou Personal property. On so much of the income of
any person as exceeds one thousand dollars, the
following rates, nnmelsfc—Upon such excess
whon the same is t.ot more than ten thousund
dollars, one per cent; when such excess Is over
ten thousand dollars and not more than twenty
thousand dollars, one and ono-ipiarter of ono
per cent; when such excess is over twenty
thousand dollars, ouo und one-half of one
per cent.
If paid on or after 1st of July, 1897:—
Four-fifths of one percent o i Real Proporty,
three per cent on the assessed value of wild
bind, throe-quurtorj of ouo per centon Personal
Proporty. On so much of the income of uny
person as oxeceds one thousand dollars tho following rates, viz:—Upon such excess, whon the
same i« not more than ten thousand dollars,
one and one-quarter of ono porcent; when
such excess Is over ten thousand dollars and
not. more than twenty thousand dollars, ouo
undone-half of one per ceut; when such excess is over twenty ;tho isand dollars, one und
throo-ipiarters of ouc percent.
Juu 2, 1897. 0. A. LAMBLY,
Assessor and Collector.
Colonial and Foreign Mining Regulations.
Prospects for the precious metals and gems
Organizes prospecting and exploring parties,
Examines und reports on mining proporties.
With Colin Campbell,
Watch Repairing My Specialty.
All Work Warranted.
GRAND   KORKS, 13,   O.
Contractor and Builder,
GRAND   FORKS,   B.   C.
Plans ami speclllcatlons drawn, estimates fur.
nllbed on nil kinds oi building.   Worn strictly
Does all kinds of   kinds of repairing and
horse shooing,   All work gauranteod.
TJ    H. HUFF.
Does all kinds of repairing and horseshoeing.
Work strictly lirstclass.
The best wiro spring in the world is
made in Grand Forks. I also do all
kinds of fine furniture and other
and Seals. Agent for the best tnakos of
Sewing machines. Also the Hummer


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