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THIltD YEAH.   NO. 122
The Battnllon ot Tliree CompanlM
Now ut Vancouver Hurr,u-kH I.
Mow Out or Service.
Washington, Sept. 5.—The following
are ordered mustered out:
First volunteer infantry, Ninth Maaaa*
cliusetta infantry, Battcriea B, C und ll,
First Maine artillery; Companies A, 11
and 1), Second Washington infantry
(Vancouver barracks); District of Columbia infantry, Ninth, Third and Fourteenth New York infantry; Second New
Jersey infantry, First Massachusetts
heavy artillery; First battalion Nevada
In connection with the orders mustering out the above named regiments it
is significant of the government's intention to retain many volunteer troops in
service. Orders were issued transferring
13 regiments from state camps to various
camps of mobilization throughout the
country. The regiments included in the
orders are the Third Georgia, from Griffin
to Jacksonville; Fifteenth Minnesota, St.
Paul to Camp Meade, Pa.; Fourth New
Jersey, Seagirt to Camp Meade; Eighth
infantry (regulars), from Fort Thomas,
Washington, to Lexington, Ky.; Fifth
Massachusetts, South Farmingham to
Camp Meade; Thirty-Fifth Michigan,
Island Haven to Camp Meade; Third
Mississippi, Jackson, Miss., to Lexington;
Twenty-First New York, Hempstead to
Camp Meade; Third North Carolina,
Fort Mason to Knoxville; Fourth Kentucky, Lexington to Knoxville; Third
Alabama to Jacksonville; Third regiment of engineers, Jefferson barracks to
Lexington, and First territorial regiment,
Tucson to Lexington.
Lewiston, Mont., reports a dearth of
cottages, renting from $10 to $10 a month.
During the month of July bounty
claims to the amount of $10,647 were filed
■gainst tlie state of Montana.
Will Kea bought 0500 head of lambs
from Huntley & Clark at $2.25 and 1800
head of W. A. Clark of Columbus at the
same price.
The military roll of Fergus county
completed by Assessor Plum, shows tho
names of 1239 residents of this county
who on March 1st last were subject to
military duty.
Judge Knowles has appointed W. H.
Snrith of Great Falls referee in bankruptcy for district No. 4 in Montana,
which includes the counties of Cascade,
Choteau, Teton, Flathead, Valley, Fergus, Dawson, Custer and Yellowstone.
The plasterers are finishing their work
at Science hall at Missoula, and the carpenters are following them up closely
with the finishing work on the interior
of this building. Some of the lecture
rooms are ready for the painters and thc
appearance of the rooms that are iu this
shape is such as to call for unqualified
approval of the plan of this building.
Anderson Bros, of White Sulphur
Springs have sold a flock of 1500 lambs
for $2.25. There are to be no culls but
the purchaser takes all the wether lambs.
David Skaggs has sold to Daniel Whc-
lan 100 acres of land situated near Lew-
istown, 34 head of cattle, farming implements and the growing hay and grain,
for $1000 cash.
The Conrad Investment Company has
bought the sheep and ranches of W. D.
Jones, in the vicinity of Dupuyer, the
property consisting of 1500 acres of land
and about 6000 head of sheep. The
property bought adjoins the other property of the company and is on the line ot
the large irrigating canal it contemplates
building. The sale is also thought to
include several valuable water rights,
which will be of value in the canal project
Attorney John T. Smith of Livingston,
Mont, is developing a new industry. It
is the cultivation of edible mushrooms.
He last spring secured spawn of native
mushrooms which was planted in his garden in soil adapted for mushroom growth,
and now has the satisfaction of exhibiting to his friends when they call several
beds of the fungus growth in much better shape than it appears under volunteer
Tlie Miner.1 Strike.
Puna, 111., Sept. 5.—The strike situation is comparatively quiet The chief
feature at present is the expectation of
colored miners from the south.
Local miners are inclined to wait for
reinforcements from the surrounding districts, which are not to reach here before
this week. Tho 14 saloons of Pana have
been closed and will remain so until the
trouble is ended.
Cu.e.   In   Mi.slASlppI
Greenville, Miss., Sept 5.—Dr. S. It.
Dunn, inspector of the state board of
health, pronounced a case of fever at
Benoit, Bolivar county, to be yellow fever. The man is up now. He has been
isolated and no spreud of the disease Is
Winnie Dnvls IM Dying.
Atlanta, Gn., Sept 2.—A telegram was
received in this city yesterday from Nar-
ragansett Pier stating that Miss Winnie
Davis, the authoress and the daughter of
Jefferson Davia, and who was recently operated on for appendicitis, is dying.
Destitution at Gopuer River
Port Townsend, Sept. 5.—H. H. Hill,
who arrivcr from Copper River, Alaska,
says that when he left Valdcs August 2S,
nearly 100 destitute men were being fed
from government supplies.
After some delay, the looked for big
run of tyec salmon in the Snohomish
river litis commenced and fishermen are
making some big hauls.
At the meeting of the county commissioners held at Hoquiam they made a
horizontal reduction of 25 per cent, on
all real estate values in the county. This
was done after making hundreds of re
ductions in individual cases.
August llarlnian's fruit crop at Lewiston Flat was entirely ruined this summer by the grasshoppers, which appeared
in greut swarms and settled in his orchard, ruling all the leaves off the trees
and cutting the fruit stems.
Thc summer and full apples in the Ellensburg valley arc of much finer quality
than last year, both as to size and flavor.
The trees are recovering from the freeze
of two years ago. The outlook for winter apples is now excellent, says the Capital.
Silver lake, on thc Nooksack, is considered a good location for a fish hatchery
by Whatcom county people. The advantages of the place will be laid before
United States Fish Commissioner Bowers
and State Commissioner Little.
R. C. Smith, who owns a large fruit
farm two miles below Castle Kock, has
contracted the present crop to a firm in
Seattle for 1 cent per pound on the trees.
They propose to can the product on the
plifce, and are now erecting a canning establishment
While fishing for rock ood near the
lightship four miles off the mouth of the
Columbia, Antone Fisk, who was in an
ordinary flshbout, hooked a 300-pound
black shark on a small steel book, attached to a small wire line. After a buttle of 20 minutes thc shark was killed
with a hatchet.
The recent coal discoveries on Cornell
creek near New Whatcom promise great
developments. The site of the find is
near where Glacier creek empties into the
Nooksack and where the Hannegan trail
begins to make its way into the heart
of the Cascade mountains and directly
in the path of the gold seeker making his
way into the Mount Baker mining country.
A special dispatch from Washington
announces the retirement of Colonel
Hugh A. Thcuker, commanding the Sixteenth infantry, after 30 years' service
in the army, upon lus own request Tlie
dispatch also announces that Lieutenant
Colonel William S. Worth has been promoted from the Thirteenth to the colonelcy of the Sixteenth, the promotion to
date from August 11.
The Pacific Coast Fire Chiefs' association at Seattle elected ollicers and adopted a new set of by-laws. Following are
thc new officers of the association: President, Balph Cook, Seattle; vice presidents, Chiefs Ackerinan, New Westminster; Poyns, Tacoma; Wright, Roslyn;
Deesy, Victoria; Rocdcl, Cheyenne, Wyo.;
Boleyn, Tucson, Ariz.; Stockton, Astoria,
Ore; Pierce, Denver; Myers, Spokane;
Moore, Los Angeles; secretary, H. Bring-
hurst, Seattle; treasurer, Jesse Poyns,
Wai   Henry   Murdered?
New York, Sept. 4.—A dispatch to tho
Herald from Paris says:
Among the many wild rumors flying
about is one that seems too incredible to
merit even notice, but it shows the slate
of the public mind. This is a belief that
Colonel Henry did not commit suicide.
Figaro says that when the commissary
of police arrived ut Mount Vallericn he
asked for Colonel Henry's valise and the
razor which he committed suicide with.
He was told they had been sent to the
minister of war. This extraordinary proceeding could not fuil to be commented
upon here, where respect to legal formality is carried to such superstitious extent
that the people would leave a man hanging rather thnn not to wait for the arrival
of the police. Naturally enough, then,
such a detail as sending the razor to the
minister of war makes many people ask
Tho Eclair, referring to the matter,
"This controversy has shown us long
ago to what depth certain individuals can
descend, so we are not surprised to read
that the suicide of Colonel Henry was
perhaps murder."
Ilrooke Starts for Sun Juan.
Washington, Sept 5,—Adjutant General Corbin received a cablegram from
General Brooke announcing he would
leave Ponce Saturday for San Juan, escorted by Troop H, of the Sixth cavalry,
and Company F of the Eighth infantry.
Ho will be in constant telegraphic communication with Ponce. He expects to
arrive at his destination in about five
The Corbett Flu-lit.
New York, Sept. 6.—Jim Corbett, who
arrived here at noon Saturday, met
Kid McCoy at an up town sporting resort
and they arranged to fight their proposed
battle on October 13 at Buffalo. Corbett
left for Asbury Park and resumed training.
First Wur Bonds Issued.
Washington, Sept. 5.—The treasury department Saturday sent   out   its   first
batch of the registered war bonds, tho ]
issuance up U> now having been confined
to the coupon bonds, payable to bearer.
New Yellow Fever Cu.es.
Washington, Sept. 5.—The marine hospital service has received a dispatch from
the state health officer at Tyler's station,
Miss., stating that there were nine new
cases of yellow fever at Orwood, with 12
cases heretofore reported.
The greatest bay on the face of the
earth is that of Bengal. Measured in a
straight line from the two enclosing peninsulas, its extent is about 420,000 square
The national hymns of China are of
such extraordinary length that it is
stated that half a day would be required
to sing them through.
The list of postofllees in the United
States now includes Hobson, Va.; Slgsbee, Ark.; Dewey, N. C; Sampaon, Fla.,
and Manila, Ky.
Odd. and End. Froni the Four
Quarter, ol the Globe—UuMlne.M
Affair, nnd Mutter.—Facta und
Fla*urea, Crime, nnd Aeetdenta.
The American Bible Society has sent
3500 Spanish New Testaments to Santiago, Cuba.
Butter and bacon nre declared by a
medical writer to be the most nourishing
of all foods.
The Minneapolis mills now make 14,-
000,000 barrels of flour a year and consume 00,000,000 bushels of wheat.
Spain was originally formed from 14
kiugdoms, and now has an area of 190,-
173 square miles, and a population of 17,-
The officers of a leading London hospital believe the general increase of cancer
is due to excess in meat eating.
A large part of Cuba is occupied by
impenetrable forests, not more than 10
per cent, of the island being under cultivation.
More than 0000 species of plants arc
cultivated, and most of these have been
broken up into varied forms by the hand
of man.
The watchmaker, Lobner, of Berlin, has
perfected a mechanism capable of measuring and recording the thousandth part
of a second.
The healing of the Lee-Metford
wounds is, as a rule, very rapid, and good
cases seem, under treatment, to heal in
from ,7 to 14 days.
It is estimated that a.i the gold mined
in California since 1848 could be put into
a room 12 yards long, 6 yards wide and
5 2-3 yards high.
Official reports show tnat the rich gold
prospects found in Alaska cover an area
of 100,000 square miles, being 150 miles
wide by 000 miles long.
The Colonial Dames of Boston have offered a prize of $250 for the picture that
best embodies the spirit of tlie colonial
or provincial periods.
Millions of men iu India live, marry
and rear apparently healthy children
upon an income of 50 cents a week, and
sometimes it fulls below that
About one-half the bulk of wheat, rye,
outs, pease and beans is starch. Of potatoes about one-fifth is starch, and of rice
and corn about three-fourths.
Dr. Norman Kerr, an authority on inebriety, says that female drunkenness is
increasing, and that out of 3000 cases he
found heredity wus the cause in half
that number.
A foreign savant has declared that a
most prevalent cause of hysteria in women is high-heeled shoes, and that if the
objectionable boots are abandoned the
hysteria will cease.
Mrs. B. A. Corthcll of Milbridge, Me.,
has made a wonderful patchwork quilt,
the centerpiece of which is a lot of blue
bunting from a signal ling saved Irom the
battleship Maine.
In the streets and suburbs of London
there are now not only 712 fountains for
human beings, but 280 lnrgc troughs for
horses nnd cattle and 470 small troughs
for sheep and dogs.
Tho Salvation army during its last
"self denial week" raised $105,000 to
carry on its work among the lowly and
neglected. This is an increase of $40,-
000 over thc amount of last year.
A London specialist says the most expensive drug is called physostigmine, nn
ounce of which wotdd cost nearly $100,-
000. It is prepared from the Calabar
bean and is used in diseases of the eye.
The American national anthem, "The
Star Spangled Banner," happens to be
Knglish. It is better known, as fur as
its tune is concerned, under its original
name, "To Anacreon in Heaven."
Railways represent an enormous addition to public wealth. The value of the
railways of all countries is something like
5550 millions sterling.
To stop bleeding from the lungs take
a teaspoonful of table salt and swallow-
it dry. Keep perfectly quiet, in a recumbent position, until a physician arrives.
In this country last year the number
of milch cows increased about 25 per
cent and tho number of other cattle over
30 per cent, while the number of Bhccp
and stone slightly decreased.
The constitution of South Carolina provides that jurors must be between the
ages ol 21 and 05, and a new trial was
recently granted in a criminal case because one of the jurors was 06 years old.
Gaust ia the smallest republic in the
world. It has an area of one milo und
a population of 140. It has existed
sinco 1048, and ls recognized by both
Spain and France. It is situated on the
flat top of a mountain in tho Pyrenees.
It has a president, who is elected by the
council of twelve.
Over 1,000,000 acres of land arc devoted
to the cultivation of tobacco in the world.
William Badcnhop, a farmer at Nicholson, O., drank a glass of carbolic acid for
whisky and died.
An order has been issued forbidding
visitors boarding warships at tlie Brooklyn navy yard.
Gen. Blanco is doing all he can to suppress hostilo feelings toward Americans
by the people of Cuba,
Lieut. Hobson has been advanced to the
grado of naval constructor without undergoing an examination.
A formidable British fleet is assembling
at Wei-Hai-Wei to support thc demands
of the British minister in China.
Thc blue law crusade in Cleveland, O.,
has resulted in numerous arrests of small
Btoro and restaurant keepers.
A fortune awaits the relatives of W. K.
Winchell, a wealthy merchant who died
recently at Spraguc, state of Washington.
Last Sunday an attempt was made at
Cleveland, O., to make the Sunday labor
law obnoxious by its rigid enforcement.
The graves of American soldiers at Santiago are being located, preparatory to
returning the remains to the United
The last piolanmtion of Gov. Gen.
Blanco tells the Spanish residents that
they will soon be strangers in the island
of Cuba,
The insurgents in Pinar del Rio Province, Cubu,welcomed the tidings of peace,
as they were without clothing and starving.
The officers of thc army at Manila who
distinguished themselves at the capture
of the city have been promoted by the
Jnmes Cox, a furmer near Middlesbor-
otigh, Ky., was shot and killed by his
son Perry during a qunnel. They bail
been enemies for years.
Senator Lodge, while in New York for
a conference with Col. Roosevelt, was
robbed of a purse contuining a large
amount of money.
The real objective point in Gen. Mer-
ritt's return to tlio United Stutcs from
Manila, it is rumored, is to get married
to a lady in Chicago.
Valuable discoveries of amber hnve
becn made in British Columbia, which
w-ill bo able to supply the pipemukers of
the world for 100 years.
United States Minister Buck reports
from Japan that there is no dissatisfaction there over tho annexation of Hawaii to the United Slates.
The Czar's call for a conference of the
powers to discuss general disarmament
has caused a profound sensation in all
European capitals.
At Buffalo, N. Y., John Curriijan was
murdered while asleep in bed at his
home by his son, Frank, who nearly severed his head with an ax.
Eggs are selling for 25c ench in Havana, and provisions generally are very
scarce, notwithstanding that vessels now
arrive daily with supplies.
About 500 American Hebrew families
are preparing to emigrate to Puerto Rico
as soon as the United States government
will permit them to do so.
Owing to the failure of the harvests in
many parts of Russia peasants are feeding their cattle on straw used to thatch
the roofs of their houses.
Frederick G, Jahne, tlie Bon of wealthy
parents, wns arrested in Brooklyn for
burglary, lie charges his downfall to
excessive cigarette smoking.
Moro than thirty persons were poisoned
at a barbecue at Hillsboro, Mo. It is
supposed that Paris green was sprinkled
ovcr tlie meat by persons unknown.
Forty-seven years ago Mr. A. B. Sawyer of Lexington, Mo„ placed a willow
limb about a foot in length near his
house. It took root, and is now over 11
feet in circumference! The branches
spread 02 feet
For the first time in the history of the
United States army, a woman hns been
appointed a member of the medical stall'.
Dr. Anita McGce has recently been
sworn into the service as acting assistant
Five members of a farmer's family ill
Grunt county, Indiana, are very ill witli
typhoid fever from eating pears that hud
been gathered before they were ripe und
allowed to ripen in a sack. The tree thnt
bore tlie fruit grew close by a public
wagon road, und it is the opinion of the
state board of health that the fruit was
infected with the germs of the disease by
dust from the roud along which diseased
persons passed, probably barefooted.
William M. Newell, a merchant of Russell, Lucas county, Iowa, shot nnd killed
his wife, his little dnughter, 10 years ol.l,
and himself. Another child, a son, 20
years old, was away from home attending
tho Omaha exposition. Finnncinl troubles
were tho cause.
Mrs. Sadie Lucns, wife of Morris Lucas,
a well-known farmer at Bloomington,
Ind., arose during the night and dropped
her infnnt child into a cistern, alter
which she plunged in herself and was
drowned. The family knew nothing of
the tragedy until morning. Mrs. Lucns
was despondent, the result of long illness.
John W. Bookwulter, the millionaire
manufacturer of Springfield, Ohio, writes
to a friend that while at Ricti, in the
Appenincs, recently, he had a narrow escape from death in an earthquake, which
almost destroyed tho place. The shock
wus more severe than any felt since the
twelfth century. Several mountain villages were bndly shattered and some lives
were lost. Mr. Bookwalter left Ricti an
hour beforo thc hotel where he stayed
wns Bhakcn into ruina.
road to the Badger mine   runs   within
eight miles of il.
Trouble   In   Monlunu.
A Sheriff's deed  was  filed   for record
Wednesday  at.  Livingston   conveying to
Eugene  T.   Wilson,  as  receiver   of   tlie
iFirat National bank of Helena, llie Legal
Tbe Turner Party Score, in the i.e , Tender, Tip Top, Mountain Chief, Mary,
Hoi  Trouble—Tbe  Receiver   Dili- Graham, Iron Duke, Holy Grali and Gold-
ehurKed—Placer. Xeur Nelson mnl eg Butterfly quaitz lode mining claim-,
iioi.e—Coal ,,n the sound—Mining:!a forty acre tract of placer ground, Ur
The Turner combination in the Le Roi
won a decided victory in the courts of
I British Columbia last week.   Judge In
ing, of the supreme court of the prov
lnce, discharged Receiver Carlyle, who
had been appointed by Counly Judge
Spinks on petition of lhe British America
Corporation, and declined lo appoint an
other receiver.
The following telegram, received from-brou lt to m„vi.,. judgment for a claim
:"";"'"  ' •"■■"■■'■  ">' ,h*' '" tnews ot 0f $10,009.24 indebtedness to the First National bank of Helena.
gelher with slump mill and  iiiacliincri.
The consideration is $1,090.18.
Au attachment has been placed upon
the property o. (lie Crevus.se Mountain
.Mining Company in un action brought in
the Lewis und Clarke district county
court by Eugene T. Wilson, receiver >f
the First .National bank of Helena. The
property attached Is the Granite, Summit,   Consolidated   Mlzpah,    Highland
Chief and Polaris quart/, lode claims, Crevasse district, Park county.   The suit is
tlm decision:
Vancouver, B. C, Aug. 31.—Tlie court
discharged  the  receiver,  on  the  ground
that the county court judge was without
power  to   appoint.    Daly, solicitor   for I
the 11. A. C, then filed a new suit, with |
tlie Le Koi company und live trustees as'. . .     ,    ,   ,   ..
, .  ..... . . l     • . .    ,     .    (inserted in tlie last Indian appropriation
plaintiffs, und four trustees us defendants.
No    Iti'si'ii iillou    lit'llMI'M.
Recent applications for leasing mineral
ledges on the Coeur d'Alene Indian reservation were refused by the e.oniiiiis-iiou-
er of Indian affairs because of a clause
und asked for un injunction und receiver.
The court declined to appoint a receiver,
saying that he hud nothing to do with
tlie internal management of the company,
but granted, a temporary injunction, until Wednesday, against muking the output more than 100 tons daily. Plaintiff
is taxed with all the costs.
This decision throws the legal battle
ovcr the Le Koi mine into the courts of
the state of Washington. Two suits are
now pending in these courts. One is J.o
restrain the B. A. C, W. B. Heyburn,
Mcintosh, Carlyle and Durant from voting stock standing in their names, from
purchasing any more stock on account i.f
the 11. A. C, from taking any part whatever in the affairs of the Le Koi company,
either as stockholders or otherwise, und
from completing the purchase of the
stock contracted for by the 11. A. C. This
injunction lias been granted until the
Una! hearing of the ease. The petition
further prays for a Bequestration of tlie
stock now alleged to be held and owned
by them, for its cancellation on the books
of the Le Koi Company, and its retirement from circulation.
The other case Ls uu action against the
11. A. C, Whitakor Wright, Mcintosh,
the two Peytons, W. J. C. Wakefield,
and D. W. Henley for $780,000 damages
by reason of an alleged conspiracy to reduce the value of the stock.
Colli on  INirret   Sound.
The recent coal discoveries on Cornell
Creek, near Whatcom, promise great le-
velopments. The vein which has been
uncovered for u number of foet shows 10
feet 8 inches minimum width. Already
negotiations for its sale to a syndicate
which will develop it are going on. The
site of the find is near where Glacier
ereek empties into Nooksack and where
the Hannegan trail begins to mako its
way into the heart of the Cascade mountains, and directly in the path of the
gold  seeker   making   his   way   into   the
bill prohibiting Indian tribes who do not
hold a patent for their lands, from leasing the same. Jn view of this faet Commissioner Jones said he would not be
willing to reccomend any further mineral lenses on the Coeur d'Alene reservation, because the Indians do not hold
Pl-U'tT*   \.-nr   Htii.M-r.
Jloise county has many huge tracts .if
placer ground well suited to bc worked
by dredges. Much of it is known to be
good, but cannot be worked except by
considerable capital, as either long and
expensive bedrock flumes or dredges must
be used. Dredges are now in favor
among capitalists, und there is no doubt
but that muny of them will bc put in before the close of another yeur besides
those already decided on.
A  Spoknne  Comity  Clnlni.
George Vromun, George W. BpragUG
und A. Hurehett have filed a quartz location of the Minnie Vromun lode with the
county auditor in sections 14 and iii,
township 1*7, range 42 in the northwest
corner of Spokane county.
Mining Brief*.
The monthly pay roll of Butte, Mont.,
is closo to $L000,0O0.
Six little saw mills in Dawson City are
suid to bc clearing $1000 per duy apiece.
The production of anthracite coal in tho
United States in July was .1,770,000 tons.
A bureau of commerce has been organized in Utah with headquarters at Salt
The price of asbestos of good fiber and
in commercial quantity al San Francisco
is from $-20 to $30 per ton.
The smelter at Everett has orders for
lead from thc Japanese government aggregating 1,000,000 pounds.
'lhe Los Angeles Mining and Stock Exchange has decided to go out of business.
Montana men arc preparing two dredgers to dredge for gold in the .Missouri
river at Stubb's ferry, north of Helena.
A hoist has been ordered by the Anaconda   company   of   Montana for   the
Mount Baker mining country.   The v«ii|fflgb 0re mine wllicb wiU mise ow froin
itself wus first discovered while the rush I
into the region was ul its height lust fall
Officials   Kidnapped.
St. Louis, Sept. 2.—A special to the
Post-Dispatch from Pana, 111., says 000
striking miners yesterday afternoon seized
David J. Overholt and Lewis Overholt,
president and superintendent respectively
of the Springwde mines. The two officials
were taken from their buggy-by the mob
and carried in the direction of thc mines.
Nothing is known of their fate. Rev. Dr.
Millard, a minister, made a plea to the
miners to release the Overholts and was
knocked on the head with a revolver.
Every Foot of Ground Taken.
Port Townsend, Wash., Sept. 5.—E. W.
Frank of Santa Cruz, Cal., who arrived
here from St. Michaels, Alaska, says the
recent stampede to Forty Mile creek
from Dawson has resulted in the location
of every available foot of ground on
O'Hrien, Liberty and Doom creeks and
Virginia gulch. Two new creeks discovered were named Dewey and Sampson.
They form the headwaters of Forty Milo.
Queen of Denmark (inlti*  111.
London, Sept. 5.—The Hague correspondent of the Daily Mail says:
The illness of the queen of Denmark
has taken a serious turn and she has lain
for a long time speechless and unconscious. It is feared that a crisis is imminent.
but it was gold not coal that was the
all-alluring prospect then and it was allowed to stand until this summer, when
the original discoverers, Thomas Tyler
and 0. C. Cornell, together with Henry
Wiggins, who had been taken into partnership, commenced to develop it, with
the results above staled. Now it- is said
that men are deserting the gold regions
to como down and join in the search for
coal veins.
Placers Nenr Xelson.
Last  week a  report  gained  currency
around Nelson to the effect that a rich
strike of placer gold had been made on|I(lll]l0) -lti building dredges.    H
Kover ereek, which tlows into the K.oo- Lrunts  wm  ^  satisfactory   if  the
a depth of 4000 feet
The provincial government is building
a trail from the east fork of Wild Horse
creek to the Coronado group of claims
in East Kootenay.
The state press of Nevada is discussing
seriously the proposition of providing
state funds for the resumption of deep
mining on the Comstock.
The report of the manager of the Helena-Frisco mine in the Coeur d'Alenes for
July shows a net profit for the month of
$20,587. During July thc mine and mill
produced  1084 tons of concentrates.
E. S. McComas of Uoise, who is interested  in placers on the Snake river  in
iiys the
tenuy river near Slocan Junction, ubout  yiem no more i\mn jq cent9 per yar<ii
15 miles from the eity.    Several parties
went  out   to  inevstigate   und   returned
with reports of rich finds.    The Spokesman-Review   correspondent   visited   the
l'a title TroopM Will  Stny.
Washington, Sept. 5.—Adjutant   General Corbin Saturday announced the in-
scene of operations yesterday and found j tention of the wav department   in   the
the creek alive with prospectors and the mutter of mustering out and retaining in
ground staked for fully four miles up.
There are over 200 locations of 100 feet
squaro already mode. The Discovery
claim was located on thc west firk of
Rover ereek August 23 by Martin Anderson, George W. Madden and Wash. C
Miller, three prospectors who hud been
over tho ground dozens of times l>efore.
While going along thc river bed they
found a small nugget. They began to
pan and succeeded at a depth of two
feet in getting values to the extent of fpl
per pan. On almost every eluim located
good colors have been found.
On the South  Half.
Mining men are being encouraged by
the increased values being secured on tho
south half of the Colville reservation.
For the first 30 days after the opening
of the south half it seemed almost impossible to secure assay values greater than
from $2.50 to $4 or even $5, with some
rare exceptions. These returns were all
secured from tho croppings and it seemed
doubtful whether there was a single
property on the south half worthy of being located. However, some work has
been done and it is not unusual now to
hear of from $20 to $150 assays, and any
number of leads aro said to be showing
an average sample from $15 to $30.
In All nn \\ nn It*? p re-sen led.
R. J. McLean, the well known Florence
mining man, has just returned from the
new   Buffalo Hump  quartz   district   in
the service tho volunteers.
Among the regiments to be retained in
service until further notice, and the list
covers from 110 to 125 regiments, are the
following: First Washington, First Idaho, First and Eighth California, Second
Oregon and First Montuna, all infantry;
Batteries A, B and C, Utah light artillery, First troop Utah cavalry, battalion
of California artillery, the North ond
South Dakota, Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma ami Indian Territory infantry,
First troop Nevada cavalry, First Wyoming artillery, with regiments from
nearly all the slates, including the Astor
I 111 h    An nun 1    Kill p.
Spokane has won the distinction of
having the greatest annual fruit exhibition in America. Tliis is the result of the
wonderful energy find business ability of
thc citizens at its head, assisted as they
always have been by the hearty support
of the farmers and business men of tlie
Inland Empire, who appreciate the benefits of such un opportunity of advertising to the world the great wealth and
almost unknown resources of the country.
Talked Too Maeh.
Washington, Sept. 0.—Tho navy department has ordered the trial by court
'martial of Chaplain J. P. Mel n tire of thc
..Orgeon on the charge of "using language
It is a curious fact that the honeybee
was never known in the United States
until imported from England.
Idaho and informs thc Grangeville Free'prejudicial to good order and discipline
Press that it is all as represented and antj conduct unbecoming an officer." Tho
will undoubtedly make the greatest'charges grow out of statements nyide by
quartz camp ever discovered in the state. Mcl^r* derogatory to Admiral Samp*
He left us a specimen, says the Free Press,' son( Captain Evans'and various other of-
of a 7-foot streak of ore from thc Big flccrs 0f the American fleet.
Buffalo, tho original location, and snysj	
that the entire ledge matter, 30 feet wide, | The elephant has 40,000 muscles in his
will pay to mill. The district is three trunk alone, while a man has only 577 in
mile west of Fish lake and the wagon his entire body.
In  New  York, Brooklyn uud Chlcn-iro
1'liere   Arc   Scores  of  I'rontratlouM
—Fifty Die In Kew York—The Sur-
irriiiH Ih Intense.
\<-w York, Sept. 5. - Fifty dead and
over lOO prostrations is one day's record
of the heat in old Xew York Saturday.
The Hm beat relentlessly on the bweltering eity all day long. Night felt al-
most like day. The highest point reached by the thermometer was at 2 o'clock,
when the mercury registered 02 degrees.
The humidity averaged 85 per cent, ln
Brooklyn there were six deaths and 14
Awful Heat in Chlcniro.
Chicago, Sept. 5.—Three dead, six critically ill and 13 additional prostrations
te the heat record for Suturday. It wus
the hottest of the five days, every one of
which the mercury hus been over HO, The
mercury Saturday was 93,
Jap Mounce of Wahn has just completed threshing the product of 120 acre-*
owned by George Chirk that yielded 44
bushels of  wheat to the acre.
S. C. Clay und J. C. Robertson have
purchased the newspaper plant formerly
owned by S. N. Gilbert und ore arranging
to start a paper at St. Anthony.
Threshing in tho immediate section
around Jacksonville bus been completed.
Grain was not damaged by the hot weather. Tho average yield is estimated
at 25 bushels to the acre.
Cattlemen are making their annual
gathering of beef cattle on Camas prairie,
in Elinore county, and several parties
will ship east early in September.
It is estimated there will be half a
million bushels of wheat for shipment
this season at points above Lewiston.
This includes the warehouses at Asotin,
VVulm and Couse Creek landing.
The membership of the Y. M. C. A.
at Pocatello, Idaho, is now over 300 and
the advantages and privileges are appro-
dated by the men as never before. Tho
new library books are in great demand.
John P. Vollmer will light his large
store room at Genesee with acetylene
gus, having completed all arrangements
for putting iu a plant. It will be sufficiently large to light a number of residences which he is planning to build adjoining his store property,
The town of Lookout, on the reserve,
took a boom last week, as a result of Lapping a vein of water at a depth of eight
feet, which ran 480 gallons to the hour.
The location is on the highest point in
that immediate vicinity and with plenty
of water will make the town permanent.
A party of government surveyors are
engaged in surveying township 02 north,
of range 2 east. This includes the township directly wist of the one in which
Bonner's ferry is located.
Lost week A. M. Martin and A. L,
Pierce entered Post Falls triumphantly
hearing a 250-pound bear, whieh they
shot on the island across the river. This
is the second bear whicli hus been killed
there within a week. The first one leisurely walked up the railroad track, and
down toward the river; but ere he reached the river he fell a victim to Shermuu
Smith's uccurute aim.
The Lewiston land ofiice has given its
decision in the first white pine land case.
The decision is in favor of the settler, declaring the state's filing void and recommending that the settler be allowed to
file. The contest involved the southeast
quarter of the northwest quarter, east
half of thc southwest quarter and the
southwest quarter of the southwest quarter of section 12, township 41, range 1,
W. B. M.
An KnKlinh Victory.
London, Sept. 4.—Thc Evening Telegram publishes a brief dispatch saying:
All the forts of Omdurmon arc destroyed. A great success. No casualties."
The war ofiice has a dispatch from
Nazri, on the Nile, saying a gunboat has
turned there ond reported there were
no casualties among the Anglo-Eyption
forces; thot the right bank of the river
had been completely cleared of forts;
that thc forts on Tuiti island, opposite
Omdurruan, had been demolished and the
guns captured.
No   I'll rn ile  of   Mil.-,'   Men.
Washington, Sept. 3.—General Miles
and the army of between four and five
thousand volunteers, now en route to this
country from Puerto Rico, will not parade in New York City or elsewhere in a
body upon their arrival.
Ati official announcement of this fact
wus made at thc war department. When
thc troops arrive ot New York they will
immediately board trains and go to their
state camps preparatory to being sent
liiinl   Unit Continues.
New Y'ork, Sept. 5.—Thero wero 43
deaths and 44 prostrations from heat
Sunday. There were 20 prostrations and
four deaths from the heat reported in
Hoboken. Thirty deaths from heat wero
reported today from thc boroughs of
Manhattan and Bronx. Several deaths
and many prostrations wero reported in
the borough of Brooklyn.
President   w IniiT'n   lteina Ins.
Salt Lake, Sept. 5.—The train bearing
the remains of President Woodruff of the
Mormon church reached here at 0 o'clock
yesterday morning. An immense crowd
gathered ot thc depot and awaited the
arrival of the train. The body was taken
to the family residence, wnerc it will remain until the funeral. No definite time
hus been set for thc funeral services.
The Salvation army wub 33 years old
the other day. THE   MINER.
TUB MISKK El ptlaled on Sktmdfltjrt, anil wilt
teBMuled.to.tHj addreMlD Canada or Uu
-Tit-lutl ?iat.-w :.;.- (wic yeur on FOCOlpt ol two
AotttOT.    "ii'-.-ir nrt-p-tef tire rri-.ts-
COSTBACT AHVEhn-i^MfclNTaiasctUdHUhe
rate of ti pereotttmn [neb pe* month.
Ibe rote of 15 eenti pex noaporeU line lint
inser.u'i*.     AdverlimuientB   pinning for a
HhortiT (*eriM vliou tUree mjHltfu ur-ccltt^td
'coRRfc*.',-->NI>ENrK fn-.n every  purt of thr
Valo DIKtrfel andeoinmnnlcatlonsnppn live
topic! nlv.H\» ifA.Tfci.tnUe. &iul in your
jiews wln'Ie ft is fresh,
■ ■ 'Qii ■
seen by every prospector, miner and in" j
vestor   in   the   district   and   no  delay
should occnr in ior warding  to  him  the
desired information.
again, but still the rush into this inhospitable country continues, all being
drawn on by Ihe magic power of gold.
"It is an actual fact,'' nays Mr. McGuiar, "tbat there is more absolutely
worthless grcund staked and worked in
Hewett Bostock, M.  P.,   Making  a
Tour of the District.
Mr. Hewett   Uostock, M. P., arrived
in   the   city   Thursday   evening   from
Greenwood.    This is Mr.  Bastock's second visit to the district, his lira being I
What Hugh McGuiar Thinks>e "j"*** ,han ,,he,e,;! in th,is
• ««b | whole Boundary country, yet the people
of  Klondyke.
will pass this section by and rush in
, there expecting to mike their fortunes
'■ out of  any  Diece of unstaked   ground
they may find.    My advice to  everyone
| prior tothe last general   election   and I BADLY   OVER   ESTIMATED  is stay from K'ond)ke'
. when he was making his canvas for tb^ j
JOB l-KINTISi; liirnc.l Dill  I" lirel-c-Iass s*jl
•tlbv shortest notice.
tMttm r. If. UcCABTKR .*- SONS.
K. ri. Mrl'ABT:-:*,. Sn	
<;. Bast Mtr.in-rEie....
>-B.%MSlI  MuC\ictf.k,Jk.
federal parliament.    The object of his ]
n,i we win <u> the i visit at this time is  for the   purpose of | .p^
becoming belter   acquainted   witb  the
Deeds of his constituents and the wants |
of the distiict.
Friday evening a public reception was
givon  Mr. Bostock in  Victoria hall, (a
detailed account of wbich will be given in
BeeretfttT*. 'our next issue), at whicb tbe citizens  of
 : (.Jrand Forks were  given an   opportun-
Carsoa Lodge I. O. O. F. No. 37.    j ity to meet Mr. Bostock and thank him
MBYTO BTKRY SATTBDAY BVE-   lor tbc courageous manner which be bas
ne ,1*1 -A-lock in Mieii lull ni 1 futight lorthcir interests since he became
iheir  representative in   tlie   Dominion
Mr Bjstock says that tbis portion of
his constituency bas made wonderful
strides forward since his last visit, and
expressed the beli.f that with the event
of a railway its advancement would be
Chances   For   flaking  a   Stake
Were Few  and   Far  Between.
fataon, n    '*.   A rortUal tiivlt;,-
iiltd tii-,11 sojourning l.retliren.
nu   N.CLARK,K.O.
H. M. Cvji-.-jL. Fcrretiirjr. 	
SAFU <1)\V.   SEPTEMBER 10, iS*2.
ACCORDING to lhe Boundary  Creek
line-, Ihere are several hundred  men . more r.*ip;d and ol a far mjre   substan-
woikin^- in (ireenwood carap.     Here is ' ti.il nature.
.Ue button Brother Rc:s, it  1* longs to I    He left Sa'.vrday morning for Casca'e
jnu.   jC'ty.from whence he [ocs to   Brooklyn
If al) the transactions connected with
the building the First street bridge were
perfectly strni.ht foimard, w at objection can 'here be to a thorough investi
ration of lhe farts connected with it.
' via the tote road, in order to thoroughly
infor tn himself as to the exact   status
of the railroad construction.
A second payment has been made by
Messrs. McKerzie & Mann on account
ot tbe Brooklyn baud.
Mr. Fred Oliver, of Rossland, has put
ten men to work on the properties recently bonded by him from the Bound-
aiyCretk Mining and Milling company.
These properties are in the vicinity of
j Greenwood, arid Fred is very confident
lhat the money spent in development
will provo to be a good investment.
The work of installing the machinery
on the Mother Lode, iu Deadwood
camp, is progressing as well as could be
Since rtvo..l:ng election secrets is be-! expected under tbe circumstances,
coming popular in certain quarters, The j j|le hoist is now in place and the large
Mi.seu will soon present its readers with : tjojig.j are being covered in. While
another chapter of ancient history en-! ,ne worjc 0- putting the machinery is go-
litled "An Afternoon with the Gang or ; ;„„ 0I)i the main shaft, which is six
Vibf a Chronic Office Sei ker Dropped inchcs larger than the LrRoi, is being
Outol the Race for Mavor." timbered.
Will lhe~aidoimen who voted to al- Frank C. Loring, of Spokane, and
low Alderman McCallum's bill of *73 Fred Oliver, of Rossland, pa-'sed through
for timber cut fiom his land, without his town the lore part of the week on their
consent or knowledge, and used in the 1 way home from a tour of inspection of
First   street bridge built by the Lord. the various camps   in  the   vicinity  of
Ai.ih v.u.v.-i McCallum offers to bet a
silk hat ihe city conncil will pay his bill
for timber used in the construction of the
First struct bridge. This would seem
to indicate that Peter I ad strings around
a majority ot tfe aldcrmar.
Thk report comes irom  Vancouver
ibita Conservative   cai didate will be i
brought out in  opposition  to Attorney-
General Martin, and n-.w the "knowing
ones" are winking one eye and asking j
."what Finance Minister Cotton will do."
only knows who and the government, explain why Ihe city should pay
tbe bill?   Is thiswhatyou call "reform?"
Wil.'. some member ol the city council enlighten the dear public as to the
particular clause of the' Municpal Acts"
which licensed that body to legally employ a manner of the council, at a salary, to superintend public works? Is
this ano;ber of the "reforms" we heard
jo much about before the lasi election?
Hon. J. Fred. Hume has issued a
acaidtotbe electors of Nelson riding
thanking them tor their good wishes in
bis behalf, and congratulations upon ac
cepting the position of Provincial Secretary and Minister of Mines. As Mr.
Jlume has to go back lo the people lor
endorsement, it might have been a wise
move ior him to have deferred the publication of the card until alter the result
of the bye-election is known.
Greenwood. Mr. Loring is largely interested in the Morrison claim in Dead-
wood camp, which is owned by a Spokane syndicate. There is a large lead
of gold-copper ore and the shaft ie
which they are now working bas eight
feet of solid ore in the bottom.
Thk claim of Alderman Manly in the
council yesterday afternoon that it was
none of the public's business how much
money was collected, who had or had
Tjpt paid their subscriptions or how the
same had been spent, on account of the
Fjrst street bridge is a very weak and
onesided argument. Anyone entrusted
with a public trust is accountable to the
public for that trust on demand. A demand has been made and his refusal to
give the information desired, is prima
facie evidence that he does not care to
bave light thrown on the matter.
The Tidal Wave.
John Donaldson is thinking thoughts
of wealth these days, the cause of which
is a strike just made on his property the
Tidal Wave which is located about half
way between Summit and Wellington
camps and gives promise of being the
nucleus of a new camp of ils own from
. the appearance of the rock being shown
around by Mr. Donaldson.
No work has been done on the property, the rock brought in being from the
very surface of the ground, but having
the appearance of coining from considerable depth, being almost solid iron
and copper pyrites in a ganue of greenish grey quartz wbich looks as though it
might carry excellent gold values.
Tbe exact width of the lead on the
properly bas not yet been ascertained
but it is known to be several feet and
has been traced for over two hundred
feet on the surface.
Should development continue to show
the same kind ot rock as that at the
present time in sight there is not the
least doubt but the Tidal Wave will be
one of the biggest properties in this
district ot many big ones.
The Boundary Creek Times was two
years old last week. In referring to the
event Editor Ross says: "The Times
has been published regularly since its
iiception and jt is quite possible that if
Greenwood continues to grow as rapidly
as at present that the paper may celebrate
its third anniversary by being changed
into a daily." The Times is a credit to
its publishers and fully deserves the liberal patronage it is receiving from the
people of Greenwood. May its shadow
never grow less, is the wish of the Minre.
Writs for the provincial bye-election
were issued September 1st, returnable
by October 15th. Following the usual
custom the autumn dates of nomination
and election are left blank for tho returning officer to fill in. The places to be
filled are tbose which become vacant by
tbe acceptance of places in the cabinet
by the new ministry, British constitutional usage requiring a minister to go
back to the people for approval if he
accepts a portfolio. This means Cotton
and Martin in Vancouver; Hume in
Nelson, and Semlin in West Yale. President of the Council McKechnie.does not
need re-election, his position being nominal and without extra pay.
Mr. L. K. Armstrong, of Spokane,
Wash., secretary of the Washington
State Mineral Commission, at Trans-
Mississippi and International exposition,
Omaha, Neb., June ist to November ist,
1898, writes that space has been secured
and he bas now on exhibition, next to
tbe Washington exhibition, such ores as
were on exhibition at the Spokane Fruit
Fair last autumn, and requests all prope f
ty owners to keep advised of new strikes,
development, etc,, tbat he may more intelligently explain to visitors the latest
mineral deyelopmept of fhis section.
,Tbe importance of complying with Mr.
Arrastrr-ng'*} request should rgijdily be
Customs Inspector Here.
Mr. McMichael, chief inspector of
customs, was in the city last Saturday
on his annual checking up tour. While
here, the matter of the stage company
being compelled to pay a fine of fifty
cents an hour after four o'clock on week
days and $2.50 on Sundays tor being
passed, and a number of other needed
reforms were placed before the official. Mr. McMichael stated that
he could readily see the injustice that
was being done to the public and promised to place the matter before the department on his return to Ottawa.
Branching  Out.
J. W. Jones, the furniture dealer, received this week a car load of furniture
from Hamilton, Ontario. The car was
a fifty-foot furniture car and contained
twenty-three tons of the latest style and
make of furniture, consisting of parlor
and bed room suites, dining room, kitchen, office furniture, lounges, springs,
mattresses, sideboards for back-bars,
watl ornaments and in fact everything
usually found in a first-class furniture
This is tbe largest shipment of furniture ever brought to the Boundary
country, and places Mr. Jones in a posi.
tion where he can supply both the
wholesale and retail trade at price tbat
cannot be touched by any other dealer.
It wi)l pay you to call and see him
when you want anything in the furniture line.
Going Alter the Gamble s.
A moral wave bas struck our sister
town, Greenwood, just over the hill, if
the information at hand is correct. It
appears that a piomincnt business man
of a "sporty" turn of mind wont up a
against a "good thing" and squealed.
As a result sixteen arrests have already
been made and the "woods" aro full of
prominent citizens who suddenly discov-
ed that they had urgent business out of
the city,
Hugh McGuiar has reltuned from the
Klondyke where he has been for thc
past year and in conversation with a
Miner reporter said that lhe trip in is
not ncaily so bad as has been pictured
by many. It is a verv hard country, but
there are many mnch worse.
The pass from Dyea over tho mountains, which was the best at the time he
went in, was not as bailSis he had expected, although there were times when
it sno'ved for weeks at a time so one
could not be seen twenty feet away, and
in such spells supplus would often be
piled up 50 and 60 feet deep at the side
ofthe trail,each succeeding lot being
quickly covered by the blinding snow
and lost forever.
A tramway now runs over this summit so tbe nccessi'y of employing Indian packers has been obviated, and after reaching Lal.e Linderman one makes
•be rest of the trip by boat with ths exception of a few short portages at some
of the rapids.
The trip down the river is not as
bad as has been pictured. Of course
there are some bad rapids but the terrors of most of these h ive been ex igger-
ated like everything else m the country
while nothing is heard oi the numerous
bars and drift islands which are much
more dangerous to the traveller who is
not an experienced river man.
After reaching the Yukon there is not
much difficulty experienced in getting
tbe rest of the way down to Dawscn,
where one's troubles begin in earnest.
At Dawson there are now about 15,000
pe-ople most of whom are lying around
looking for something lo turn up. Thoie
who have been in tbe country for two or
threo years have all the good ground to
be located anda newcomer's only chance
is to strike a lay on some property which
is paying, or to have enough money
with him to buy a claim after he gets in.
If he intends buying be should have
with him from S-'a.ooo to 1575,000 in actual cash as nothing of any consequence
can be touched for less tban tbese fig-
gures, while a man has very little chance
of getting a lay unless he has friends already there who have good ground.
Of course there remains the chance of
making a find on some of the creeks or
rivers flowing into the Yukon, but everything is staked for sixty miles in every
direction trom Dawson and if a man
makes a find beyond that distance the
cost of getting provisions and supplies
out to the claim is so high as to be really prohibitive, it costs from 50 cents to
$1 per pound lo get supplies packed
even a short distance in tbat country,
so that unless a prospector is prepared
to spend from two to three thousand
dollars in opening up a property before
getting any returns it is useless for him
to go out into the Fills around Dawson.
Then again the laws of the country
are almost prohibitive of prospecting, a
heavy royalty is exacte 1 on all gold produced, if a find is made every other
claim must be left for the government
fractions can be no longer located they
also being the property of the government, and in case for any reason a claim
is allowed to run out it can not be re-located as in this section, but becomes the
property of thc government, so thtie is
but one chance to get a claim, for the
poor man and that is to find a new de
posit of the precious metal, and even
then a man is liable to have his find recorded over his head by some friend oi
tbe government officials of tbat district,
so there is but small chance for the poor
man in the Klondyke.
Then again, while there is an immense
amount of gold being produced up there
there is also a much greater number of
claims wbich will never pay one cent for
the working of them, even tbe best
creeks of the district have proven very
disappointing to the owners of property
on them, owing to the presence of wliut
is called cemented gravel, from which
it ie^lmost impossible to separate the
fine gold, and many who were working
lays on this gravel found when they
cleaned up this spiing that they bad not
one-half ofthe amount tbey had expected, in fact such claims are practically a
There is very little money flying
around in Dawson, despite the excitement occasioned by the big finds there
and only a few transfers of property are
being made. Once in a while a man
with a good claim wiil get so disgusted
with tbe country that he will sell out bis
interests for even less than they are
worth to get away, but in such cases
cash in band must be paid as they have
very little use for drafts in that section.
But one variation of the monotony is
to be had and that is thc wild rush for
ground when a rumor of a new strike
reaches the camp, everybody joins in
and leaves the town nearly deserted for
a few days, only to return more disgusted than ever, tor in most cases the rumor
turns out to be unfounded.
Despite the number of people there
the camp is one of the most orderly in
existence, n pistol being rarely seen and
shooting scrapes being aljsut the scarcest thing in camp.
It is one of (be roughest, most disagreeable experiences a man ever had
lo live a year in tbe Klondyke and nine
out of ten who are there would give almost anything to be back in civilization
Stockholder's Meeting,
yearly meeting ol tlie GRAND FORKS
TOWNSITE COMPANY, Limited   Liability will be hell] ut tlie office o( ttie Sec-rcUry
ol tlie Coni-itiny. ut
Grand Forks, B. C, Monday, the 12th
day of September, 1898.
nt the hour of two o'clock p. in., tor the follow*
ln» purpose*.
(a) To ratify un option recently Riven for the
Mile of the uusold city lota belonging to the
(b) To elect ofllcera for the coming year.
[0)   To aot on hiii'li other buslUSBBas muy come
before the meeting,
A sitting of tilt- Couuty Court of Yule will be
holden nt
Grand Forks on Friday, 7th Day of
October, 1898.
•t II o'clock in the forenoon,
By comnoAiut S. R. ALMOND,
Government Office, Grand Forks, {   D. K. C. C.
B. U„ AuguitSO, 189B-. )
mcrc is HEBEBY given that an ap-
I'lii'tili.iii will be mude to tbe Parliament
of -jiti'iuin ot the next (-.essIon thereof, for
an net to Incorporate n Company to etmstrnct
and maintain it railway Irom t*point on tbo In-
IvrunU'-u-il   Bnuiu-lnry   Line nt ur  near  CiiHcmii-
City British Columbia, theneein a westerly direction followlm/ tlie valley of the Kettle river
to a point  on   the   baid  Boundary   Line, at or
near  Canton, also from   nnother point on the
BaW Boundary Line at or near Midway, thence
northerly,  following  the  valley of  Boundary
erotic to a point about twenty (20J miles north oi
Midway, with power to construct, und maintain
branch lines and nt the  said  Boundary Line to
connect witli and to operate the whole ln conjunction with the Railway bine of the Hpokaue
Falls aud Northern   Railway   Company, with
power to tho company to construct, operate and
maintain telegraph aud telephone lines, as well
i<ir couunercbil purposes as the business of thi*
' railway, and for all other necessary and usual
Dated the 16th day of July, A. D., 1838.
Bodwell & duff.
SoUeitors for the Applicants.
Administrator Notice.
order made In the SuDreme Court of British Columbia dated the 2'*th day of July,
1H9S, the undersigned was appointed administrator of thc goods, chattels, and credits ofthe
above named Washington H. Hickerson, deceased. All persons huving claim*-, against thc
estate of said deceased are requested to aend in
same duly verliled, to the undersigned, on or before tlie 1st day ol .September, Wwi and ull persons indebted to the Bald estate are requested
to remit the amount of bi cli Indebtedness to thc
underslged forthwith.
FuKDKKiCK J. Fulton.
Ofllcial  Administrator for the  County  Court
District of Yale.
Dated this 28Ul day ol July,  1898, KamlOOM,
B. C. [aug-ti-'-W
(MoOIll Univ.)
Coroner Ior llrauil Fork, .Mlnini; Division
ol Yule Dialrlct.
OrWCBr-JlrtflcO Hospital, Grand Forks, B. 0.
Situate in thc Crand Forka Mining Division of
Yale District.   Where located:—Wellington
TAKE NOTICE that I Forbes M«Kerby, P. L. S ,
'   aettttl .as agent for John Mack, free miner's
certilicate No. 14170 'A" Intend, sixty days from
the date hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder for a certificate of improvements, for thc
purpose of obtaining « Crown Graut of the above
claim.   And further take notice that action, under section 37, must be commenced before the
issuance of such certitieate of improvementa.
Dated this 2nd day of July, MW7.
Situate fn the Grand Forks Mining Division of
Yalo DisLriet. Where Located—In Wellington
TAKE NOTICE that I, Sydney M. Johnson,
acting for self, Free Miner's Certificate No.
409-1A, audas agent for Marcus Oppenhel*
u»r,F**ti Miners* certitieate, No, U09L7; Thos.
Kirk, Free Miner*' certificate No. ,'WIA; K. FeM-
man* Free Mine./ certificate No, 7987A, and
Jane RuBsell.Free Mlners'cenifleate No. 14,020A,
intend, sixty days from tne date hereof, to apply
to the Mining Recorder for a certificate of improvements, for tho purpose «f obtaining a
Crown Grant of tlie above claim.
And further take notice that action, under
section 37, raraflt be commenced before- thc issuance ol such certificate of improvements.
Dated this 8th d\a.y ot August, l*SR.     ti*13-ol5
Situate in the Orand Forks Mining Divipon of
Yale District. Where located—111 Wolllngtoa
camp, west of and adjoluing the American
Engle. .
TAKE NOTICE that T, Fred Wollaston as
agent for John T. O'Brien, Free Miner's
Certificate No. 8051A, intend, Blxty days
from the date hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder for a certilicate of improvements, Ior thc purpose ol obtaining u Crown
Grunt of the above claim.
And further take notice that action, under see-
Hon 37, must be commenced belore the issu
ance of such certificate of improvements.
Dated thia21th day ol August, 1897.
Date of liiHt publication, September .Vd, 1898.
Date of lout publication, October 20.1898.
Situate in thc firnnd Forks Mining Division of
Yale District. Wheie located—In Wellington camp.
TAKE NOTICE that I, George W. Rumber-
ger Free Miner's Certificate No. 14888A,
acting for self and Agent for Joseph M.
Taylor Freo Miner's Certificate No 899$
and Philliph Feldman Free Miner's Certificate No. 7987A, intend, Bixty lays from the date
hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder for a certificate of improvements, for the
purpose ol obtaining a. Crown grant ofthe above
Aud further take notice that action, under
section 37, must be commenced before the issuance of such certificate of Improvements.
Dated this 13th day of August, 1898.
Dated of first publication, August 18th. 1898.
Date of last publication, October 15th, 1868.
Manufacturer of
Spring   Beds,   Mattresses,
. GRAND   FOKKS,   II.   C.
tMT^^ioy Filing and all Kinds of Repairing,
The British Columbia
Mercantile and
Mining Syndicate, Ltd.
Cahcadk City, Boundary, B.C.
We beg to announce tbat we have
opened our new general store in the
above town. We shall carry a complete stock of miner's supplies, tools,
powder, etc., hardware, groceries, dry
goods and clothing. Miners and general public will be able to outfit here and
find all they require.
Quality Good and
Prices Low.
Cascade City is tbe headquarters for
Christina Lake, McRae Creek, Burnt
Basin, Castle Mountain and other mining districts.
r\R. E. H. T1IACHER,
SpeciHl Attention tn (lold  Crown and
Bridge Worn.
Office: Granite Block,   -   SPOKANE, WASH.
We beg also to inform all those interested in mining that our assay office in
the above town is now open under the
superintendence of an exerienced as-
sayer nnd we shall be able to undertake
all kinds of assav work. Personal,
prompt and careful attention will be
given to all work entrusted to us.
British Columbia Mercantile & Mining
Syndicate, Ltd.
Solioitoe, Etc.,
Office, Main Street,    -   GUARD FOUK3, B. B,
Provincial Land Surveyor.
Civil Engineer, Etc
Provincial Land Surveyor
And Civil Engineer.
Office, midway, b. c.
Aisociate Member Canndlan
Society   of Civil  Engineer,.
Barber Shop.
Centrally Looated.   All Work Gauranteed to be
Fir,t-Cla»« in every Respect.
li. A. SHEADS,
Bath  Rooms,
RIVERSIDE.      -      -      ■       GRAND FORKS
Contractor and Builder,
GRAND   FORKS,   B.   C.
Plan and uneetflcatioiiB drawn, eatlm-ites fur-
nli-hcd in all klndiiof building. Work;strictly
FlrBt-cIase In every respect. The bnr will always bo lound supplied with thechoicest wines
and liquor*.
Carpenter and Builder.
Estimates luriiinlie.1 on Application.   Store
Fronts nnd Fixures a Specialty.
Stationery, Tobacco, Cigars,
Fruits and Confectionery.
Agent for the Spokesman-Review and all
the leading papers of the Province. Call
and Bee me, next to the Montana hotel.
Arrived <& &
A nice fresh sto
tlonery, also fres
Peaches, Pears, Oranges,
Lemons,   el
cheapest pli
Choice Cigars.
A nice fresh stock of Confectionery, also fresh fruits
Lemons,   etc.    The   best   aud
cheapest place to buy
Rroncli at McRae Landing, Christina Lake
Bicycle livery again in ruunitiff
Remember the place	
Riverside Ave, south of -jolmoaloo.
Blacksmith and
Wagonmaken x
All kinds ol Blacksmith nnd Repairing Done
on short notice. Drill sharpening nnd Horse
Bhocing a specialty.
Carriage Factory
D. M. FEENEY,   Proprietor,
Shoes! Shoes!!
We have jusi received many new lines of Boots and Shoes,
among them several styles of American shoes made by a celebrated manufacturer of Milwaukee. We have also a good assortment of Canadian manufacturers best makes as well other
Eastern Styles.    Almost every day we are receiving
New Fall Goods
And we can show intendine purchasers many attractive Lines in Dress Goods.
Staple and Fancy Dry Goods. Gents' Furnishings, Tents and PrcBpectors Supplies. Also a nice line of Ladien' and Gents* Umbrellas.
OUR GRftCFRY TIFPAVTMFNT ''»» »>- ">*> necessaries and delicacies to
ULli ynV-vLlU IfCrAIUlttUU make the inner-man content. We propose
to offer you the best value possible for your money. Hopiug to have a share
of your patronage.   Yours Bespectfully,
H. SWEENEY, Manager.
First'clusB iu Every Respect.
Everything New and Homelike.
Finest Wines, Liquors mnl
Cigars at tbe Bar.
Montana  Hotel,
NELSON 8c CO., Proprietors.
Headquarteis for Min-)  CmrxAo Citv   R   C
ing and Railroad Men. \ V-aSCaae \JiWfi D. V^«
First-Class  Accommodations,  Good Stab'ing, Termius of
Stage Line fcrom Marcus,  Washington.
McAuley & Keightley,
The care of horses feet and up-to-date
shoeing made(a special study. Theie ij
nothing in rny line of business 'hat I
don't do and will make you anything
from a wheelbarrow to six-horse coach
We carry one of the moet complete stocks of Drill Steel,
Powder, Gaps, Fuse, aud all other Miner's Supplies to be
found in the district. Everything Is of the best quality
and our prices give our competitors a shock.
We hnve a splendid line of this elegant, cleanly and dur-
ahle kitchen ware; Inolndlng a novelty in this section—
eraulteware fry pans. You should try these, as they will
be sure to please you.
Ts again In demand and. we ure, as nsmil. prepared to
supply the demands of the trade with the best to be had.
Tin and Repair Shop in
Connection -_
W.K.C. Manly,
Bridge Street, Orand Forks, B. C.
Q. W. WILLIAHS, Manager.
Daily from Marcus to Grand Forks
Greenwood City, Anaconda, Boundary Falls, Midway
and All Points on Golville Indian Resevation.
Stage Leaves Marcus on the Arrival of the Northbound Train, arriving at Qrand
Forke at 8:45 p. m. Leaves the Forks at 4:00 a. m., arriving at Marcus in time to
connect with northbound Train. Passengers from Kootenay P»' make connection at Bossburg going nnd coming.
Typewriting «-£
All Kinds of.
■ House Finish.
; Sash  Factory.
S       Store Fronts a Specialty,
Furniture Made to Order,
Saloon and Store Fixtures.
All orders will receive Prompt
; attention,
E. Spraggett,
Grand Forks. B. C.
Ifeliant Tailor
Full Line of Piece* goods, Suiting**,
Trouserings and Fancy Vesting,
Suits   Made   to
.,.,*.-.Fit guaranteed or no sale........
Spokane Falls &
Nelson & Ft. Sheppard,
Red Mountain Railways.
The Only All-rail Route,without chantja
of cars, between Spokane, Rosi-
land and Nelson.
Goin-. North,                                 Going South
12:27 0. ta..,, MARCUS  11:13a.m.
Train leaving Marcim  (it 11.13 a, m. makes
close oonnectlon^at Spokane for all
CloBeConncctioniiotNelson witb steamboat
for Knsln and all K^mtnmy Lake Points.
1'asf.enRcrs for Kgf
PTt-i-ll connects" "
for Ifett)^ River, and  Boundin
t at MiWcap wto stjae -l^ly,      ' HOT JTUFF.
The Council Meetings These
Regular   "You   Tickle   Me
I'll Tickle you" Com.
At the regular "weakly" meeting of
the city council, held on Friday evening
of last week, tbe mayor and all the aldermen answeied to their name at roll
call, excepting Alderman Knight, wbo
was absent from the city, and Alderman
White, wbo came in late.
The minutes of the previous meeting
were read by tbe clerk, and after an
endless amount of "rag-chewing" which
occupied a good deal of valuable time
were approved without alteration,
Tbe first bone of contention was raised by Alderman O'Connor and was over
tbe order of the council passed at its
last meeting instructing the city clerk to
notify the city treasurer in writing to
hold all money paid by the Grand Forks
Townsite company and Chas. Cumings
on account of taxes and apply the same
on the warrants issued by the city, in
payment for labor performed in filling
in the sloughs, who claimed Contractor
Cumings was to be paid in city warrants, which he was to hold until such
times as the $15,000 loan was negotiated,
therefore the city had no authority to
apply the money paid in on taxes to the
payment of street grade warrants.
Mayor Davis said this same question
bad been fully discussed at a previous
meeting, when Mr. Cumings had fully
explained his position in the matter,
when he stated tbat if there was an objection to tbe proposition, he would not
pay his taxes until he had received sufficient city warrants on his contract,
whicb were as good as money 'to bim,
and by unanimous consent of the council Mr, Cumings' proposition was accepted, and he had paid his taxes witb
that understanding. He did not think
it was fair to rescind tbe order at tbis
late day. Aldermen Jones and Manly
coincided with the mayor and on tbe
question being put Aldermnn O'Connor's motion was lost by a vote of 5 to I
he being the only one who voted for it.
Alderman Jones moved that tbe resolution passed at the last meeting relative to the construction of a four-foot
sidewalk on Bridge street to the top of
the grade In Van Ness' Addition be
stricken from the minutes.
This motion brought Alderman McCallum to his feet who regailed the
council witb bis stereotype story ot what
the residents ol that portion of the city
were entitled to in accordance with the
amount of taxes tbey paid. When questioned he acknowledged that there was
only one family living on the addition at
the present time.
Alderman Jones stated that he was
not questioning the right of the Van
Ness addition to have its pro-rato of the
money to be used in street improvements, but his objection was to spending city money in laying sidewalks
in any part of town where there were no
laid out streets. Besides all the sidewalks so far built in town bad been laid
by tbe property owners themselves
without cost to tbe city, and he failed to
see why the city should build this walk.
He was in favor of a steet being laid out
and opened through to the Van Ness
addition, and when this was done, if tbe
property owners wanted a sidewalk, let
them build it themselves, just the same
as everyone else had done.
Alderman Manly thought that it
would be a wise plan to defer the building of the walk until a street bad been
At this point In the proceedings, Ex-
Mayor Manly, who occupied a front seat
in the "pit," stated that he had a request to make of the council, and asked
»f it would be necessary to reduce it to
writing or could he present it verbally,
Tbe mayor with the consent of tbe
council permitted Mr. Manly to make a
verbal request.
Mr. Manly requested that the oouncll lay aside a sufficient amount of the
money to be borrowed for the construction of a sidewalk along the government road on the east side of the North
Fork from the southern to the northern
limits of tbe incorporation ot the city.
This land, be aaid, belonged to bim and
the taxes on it amounted to more than
that of the entire Van Ness addition, and
if the city was going in to the businesi
cf building sidewalks he did not want to
be overlooked.
Alderman McCallum called the ex-
mayor down by saying tbat this was a
council meeting and if he bad any propositions to lay before it, it should be
done in a proper manner.
This ended the little sideshow, and
the attention of the audience was once
more turned to the main performance.
Mayor Davis expressed himself as being opposed to the building of a sidowalk
where there were no regularly laid out
streets. He was in favor of the laying
put and the opening of a street, but
would never consent to the building of
a walk along a government road.
Here the mayor was interrupted in
his remarics by Alderr-ian McCallum,
who stated that His Worship must bave
changed his mind since the las t election, as tbat was one of the promises he
had made him, (McOallum),and be had
it in writing, too.
His Worship turned red in the face,
looked from one alderman to the other
and stammered: "'This council can vote
to build a sidewalk to the Van Ness addition if [tjey want to, but I  will  vote
against it regardless of any promises I
might bave made."
Alderman McCallum remarked, "he
had better by careful or he may be unseated,"
Alderman O'Connor was of tho opinion that Mr. McCallum was entitled to
what he asked for.
The question being raised that Bridge
street was not laid out beyond the first
bench, Alderman McCallum stated that
they could lay the sidewalk along the
telephone poles.
A vote being taken Alderman Jones'
motion was lost, Aldermen McCallum,
Manly and O'Connor voting for and
Jones and the mayor against.
On Motion of Alderman O'Connor the
minutes were approved as read.
Under the head of communications a
request was read from Contractor Cumings asking that he be allowed $650, tbe
amouut of his pay roll for the first week,
on his contiact as he wanted to pay oil
Saturday night, This request was made
because he was afraid lhat the board of
public worfcs woud neglect to give him
his weekly cstima'e.
The mayor a-iked Alderman O'Connor if this was correct.
Alderman O'Connor stated that he had
not made an intimate for the reason nobody bad asked him to. Mr. Cumings
Fhould have made his request to the
board of public works, instead of the
council, as laid down in Ibe contract.
The Mayor asked Mr. Cumings who
made the estimate for him and lhat gentleman replied that he had not made an
estimate, but had only guessed at it
He only wanted j65o to pay the men and
a few outstanding bills.
Alderman O'Connor conlended that
according tothe provisions of thc contract Mr, Cumings was not entitled to
an estimate until the board of public
works had been furnished   with   a   re."a*-isuggestcd lhat the city authorities
ceipted pay roll, then he was to receive
only 85 per cent of the estimate allowed
by tbe'board.
The clause on this point, by the request of Mr. Cumings, was read and
showed that the board of public works
was to make a weekly estimate to the
council and upon the board being furnished with a receipted pay roll the
contractor was to receive 85 per cent ol
the amount of the estimate.
Mr. Cumings stated that $1,000 on account of his taxes had been deposited
with the city treasurer to pay the men
with, and that gentleman had been furnished with a pay roll with instructions
to pay the same Saturday evening out of
this money,
Alderman Manly suggested that a
special meeting of the council be held
Saturday morning, and the board of
public works be instructed to furnish an
estimate. This being satisfactory to
everybody but Alderman O'Connor, it
was agreed to by common consent,
A communication from the Bank of
Montreal, of Rossland, was read relative to a note of the city now in the
bank which was signed by the aldermen
individually, and requested that it be
replaced by a ciiy note.
On tnontion of Alderman Manly seconded by Alderman Jones the city
clerk was instructed to prepar e the note
in accordance with the request of the
bank and bave the eame forwarded at
once, carried.
Alderman Jones called attention to a
bill for $73 presented by Alderman McCallum at the last meeting for timbers
furnished for the Fitst S'reet bridge.
He stated that at the lime the bill was
read he did not fully understand it. On
inquiry he bad learned tbat it was for
timbers used in tbe bridge built by Mr.
L. A. Manly and the government. The
city had nothing to do with it whatever.
He bad seen the mayor and the matter
bad been referred back to the council.
There was about $500 or $600 of unpaid
bills on account of this bridge and just
as soon as the city paid one it would
have them all to pay.
His Worship stated that the bill had
come up during his absence from the
city and he did not know anything
about it until bis attention had been
called to it by Alderman Jones. He at
once seen Mr. White, of the finance
committee, and requested him to defer
payment to give him time to investigate it.
F. H. McCarter asked permission of
His Worship to make an inquiry, and
on its being granted, asked Mr. McCallum if the lumber referred to in the bill
had been purchased of him by an authorized agent ot the city.
Alderman McCallum objected to the
question on the ground that this was a
council meeting and if Mr. McCarter
wanted to inquire into his private business he would have to call at his private
His Worship sustained the objection,
and with his consent the question was
amended to read "does the records of
the city council show that any agent of
the city purchased any timber from Alderman McCallum."
The answer came back. "They do
Under the head ot inquiries, Alderman McCallum, adjusting his spectacles
and taking a little slip of paper from
his inside pocket, on which he had a
memorandum, asked His Worship if he
refused to sign tbe warrant for his bill,
On being aswered in tbe affirmative, he
desired to know the reason for so doing.
His Worship stated that he had been
a member of the council ever since it
had been in existence, and when on investigation he had found out what the
bill was for, he waa satisfied that it was
an unjust bill, and had never been authorized by tbe city.
Mr. McCallum after hitting the mayor
a slap about showing so much interest
in the bill, just because it happened to
be Peter McCallum's bill, stated as he
was a member of the council and of tbe
finance committee which O. K. the bill,
that he would not press its payment, but
would establish his claim In the courts
and show some of the "cultus citizens"
of the city that It wus a just account.
Pining tb.e discission,   {bat  fplltjwed
Mr. McCallum acknowledged that he
did not sell the timber to the city, and
on being further pressed as to th*j name
of the purchaser stated that he never
sold it. That it bad been cut without
his consent or knowledge.
Alderman Manly, whom everyone
supposed was engineering the building
of the bridge disclaimed all connection
with the affair and surprised everyone
by announing that Mr. Fred Cooper had
been awarded the contract to build the
bridge for the government subscription
and the donation. At thc time Mr.
Cooper took the contract it was expected that the city would donate $150. A
petition had been presented to the old
city council to appropriate that amount
but that body bad laid it on tbe table
and that was the end of it.
Alderman Junes could see no rea-on
why il Mr. Cooper took a contract and
lost money on it, that he should not pay
his own bills and notary to saddle them
onto the city.
A number of bills wore read and referred to the finance committee.
The question oi purchasing oil and
carbons for Ihe electric light plant in
large quantities was discussed and thc
water and light committee instructed lo
get prices.
Alderman Jones stated that tbe C. P.
R. officials would be in lhe next day for
the purpo-o of^consulting wilh the council relative to a right of way through the
city, and suggested that a committe be
appointed to consult with them.
The mayor thought the entire council should constitute themselves a committee of one, and be around to confer
with tbe gentlemen.
Alderman 0 Connor called the attention of the council to the bad sanitary
condition of the city, lie stated that in
some places it was in a very bad state,
call Ihe attention of the sanitary inspec
tor to the same.
Sanitary I nspector Dinsmore,who happened to be present, stated that this
was the first time in one year aud five
months tbat the council had intimated
they desired to confer with him, and after giving the city officials a roasting on
general principals for the manner they
had treated the question, called them
down for allowing hogs and stock to run
at large, and wound up by saying that one
of the filthiest places in town was the
mayor's own premises, and intimated
when that functionary himself would
not obey the sanitary regulations, he
could not expect others to do so.
His Worship seemed to be surprised
at this statement and expressed a willingness to clean up if there was any occasion for it.
The city marshal waa instructed to
notify the owners of hogs to keep them
up or he would have to commence an
action against them.
M(essrs. Dinsmore and Cooper, from
the board of education, were present
and asked a consultation with tbe council relative to the crowded condition of
the public schools. They stated that
since the opening of tbe present term
the daily attendance had increased so
rapidly that the present building was too
small. The board had corresponded
with the superintendent of education relative to providing an additional teacher
and the building of an addition to the
present school building. He had informed them that no provision had been
made in the recent appropriation bill
for another school building in Grand
Forks and nothing could be done in that
respect. An allowance had been made
for another teacher, which could be allowed as soon as suitable quarters were
provided. Mr. Dinsmore, secretary of
the board of education, desired to know
what tbe city could do in the way of
grounds for school purposes, and what
assistance they could give toward the
construction of an addition to the present school building, so he could advise
thc superintendent of education.
The idea was advanced tbat the city
loan the government tbe money to build
an addition to the scboolhouse until
such times as the next appropriation
bill was banded down, when it was to
be paid back.
It was decided after a thorough discussion of the condition of affairs, to
have the city clerk address a communication to the minister of education under the seal of the' city, laying belore
him the exact status of the situation,
praying for relief, etc.
Mr. Dinsmore, also, on behalf of the
board of education asked the council to
pass a curfew by-law, prohibiting all
children under the age of 16 years being
on the streets after 8 o'clock at night
unless accompanied by their parents.
The city clerk was instructed to prepare the necessary by-law, and instruct
tbe city marshal in the meantime to see
that all children were kept off the streets
after 8 o'clock at night.
The matter of extending the time ten
days in which taxes could be paid with
penalty, was brought up by Alderman
O'Connor and by mutual consent was
agreed to .by the council,
The application to extend the water
main 200 feet south on First street from
Main was laid over to give the commissioner an opportunity to ascertain how
many house holders would take water
along the proposed line.
On motion of Alderman Jones the
council adjourned to meet at 10 o'clock
Saturday morning.
At tbe adjourned meeting of the city
council held last Saturday mornrng,
Contractor Cumings was allowed $650
on his contract,
j Manly's attempt to ring the city in for
his unpaid subscription to the Firststreet
] bridge, Alderman Jones and Mayor
Davis, who opposed the proposition, and
I Alderman Manly who favored i', passed
j tbe compliments of the day and it looked
I for awhile as if it would end in a free-
| for-all.
It is about lime 'hat this school boy
and Cheap John fashion ot doing business is stopped, Tbe members of the
council were elected by the people to
look alter the welfare cf the public, and
not to tickle each other in order to pass
measures for their own personal gain.
From the very inception of the present
council three or four of its members have
shown a disposition to favor every measure tbat came belore it that there was a
possible chance for themselves or some
of their Iriends to get a small "rakeofl"
This evil has got so noticeable and pronounced that it is being publicly condemned by neatly every taxp\yer in
The C. P.  R.   Right of  Way Through
Grand Forks.
There is no new developments in the
railroad situation. M*.ssrs TyeandSul-
livan, chief engineer and assistant chief
engineer on construction on Ihe Robson
Pcniicton railway, and Mr. Aldrich,
manager of the Trail smelter, arrived
here from Bossburg Friday evening of
last week. Saturday morning, accompanied by Mr. Wilgrese, the party proceeded to Midway returning Monday
about noon. That afternoon and tbe
next day was spent in going over and
examining the various routes run by
Engineer Rice through and around the
town. Wednesday, at the request of
the city council, Engineer England, run
another line through the town. This
line is about 103 feet south aud runs
parallel with the one run up Main street
to the first bench where it swings into
the Main street line and places the depot in the neighborhood of the base ball
grounds. Tuesday ceiling Mr. L. A.
Hamilton, chief land commissioner of
the C. P. R. joined tho railway offiyials
already hore. On Wednesday accom-
pained by the major and members of
the council a trip ovcr the different
routes was made, and in the evening a
conference between the representatives
of the railway and the council was held.
Messrs. Tye ar.d Hamilton assured the
members of the council thatthe C. P. R.
was not going into Ihe townsite business
in the Boundary country and had no intention of starting a town at the Redlight;
neiiher would any partiality be shown
one town to the detriment of another.
Tbe object of the company was to build
its line over the most direct route at the
least possible expense, regardless of
the interest of any town. Tbe most advantageous route through Grand Forks to
the company was the one fust asked for,
but if it was impossible for ihe city to
grant them a free right of way over that
survey, they would, entertain any pio-
position the city might have to offer.
At tbe request of the council the city
was given until after the meeting of the
shareholders of the Grand Forks Town-
site company, which occurs in this city
next Monday, to make its proposition.
Humming  Bird Tunnel.
Work is still being pushed rapidly
ahead on the tunnel on the Humming
Bird claim and with each foot of progress made a decided improvement is
noticed in the character of the ore produced from this well-known property.
Good progress bas been mude in thc
few weeks on the tunnel which is now
twelve feet under cover after having
about eighteen feet of open cut run to
get the necessary face.
Almost solid ore is being encountered
and there is now on the dump between
sixty and seventy tons of mineral
wbich would stand shipment if railway
transportation was available.
An average assay of tbe rock now being taken out is said to run very close
in tbe netg hborhood of thirty dollars in
all values which would insure the future of the property even were no improvement nuiicable in the ore body.
This Week's Mattinee.
The regular weekly talking match ot
the city council was held yesterday at 3
o'clock instead of 7 in the evening as is
the usual custom and from the superfluous amount of wind proved to be a
regular cyclone. Alderman O'Conner
and Contractor Cumings got mixed up in
a "jack-pot" over filling in the sloughs,
during which the former declared his
intention of ''fixing" the latter after the
During the "scrap"' over Alderman
Seeking Light.
The Greenwood City Water Works
company have commenced the construction of a large dam at Boundary Falls,
which, when completed will raise the
waters of Boundary creek some thirty
feet above its present level. Thc company is also grading a Site for a large
building in which will be installed an
up to date electric plant. The intention of the company is to furnish light
to the cities of Greenwood, Anaconda
and Midway for public and private purposes, According to'tbe provisions of
the franchise, which was acquired on the
8th of May 1898, the municipality of tbe
City nf Greenwood has the privilege of
acquiring the same within a specified
Elected Officers.
At a stockholders meeting of the Kettle River Dressed Beef and Provision
company, Lt'd., held in Greenwood recently the following officers were elected: G. R. Naden, president; Thos.
McDonnell, vice-prosident* J. P, Flood,
managing director; James Kerr, secretary-treasurer; I. H. Hallett and W. J,
Porter, directors. Unfortunately for the
residents of the Boundary country this
concern has a '"corner" on the meat business of this section and their representative in this citv is "rubbing" it into the
people of Grand Foiks so strong
that inducements are being offered to
a Rossland firm to establish a branch
She Is Open.
On September the Ist the shooting season opened and as a consequence the
local nimrods have been making daily
visits to the hills. The restriction against
the killing of prairie chickens, which
has been in force for the past two ycais,
was removed with the opening of the
present season. Up to date no very big
"killings" have been reported.
ThTPPI INSURE your property with Frank
rilVCl HuarB, representing sonieof ilia host
oonipiuilos lu tho wofWi
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i!>S«ftS«»*«SISSi«S«S«*SS'»S«'* .
John K-:ougb was in lown this  week.
Fred Hughes, the rustling real estate
vender from Cascade City, was in town
G. R. Naden, one tf the prominent
business men of Greenwood, was in tbe
city last week.
City Treasurer Hayward has developed into—not a mining but an expert on
how to run a hotel.
Claude Bellus did rot go fishing
Thursday, He merely went to Cascade
City wiih Gyorge Fraser.
Keep your money at home by patronizing home indi:B*.ry. Grand Forks
Breweryboer isa thirst quencher. Drink
no other.
Sidney M. Johnson. P. L: S., of Anaconda, has made an under ground sui-
vey of the Old Ironside mine in Greenwood camp.
Chas. Van Ness eame in Friday evening of last wcik from Ro.sland. He
was accompanied by Jimmy Walker, his
partner in tbe War Eagle hotel.
The city has riised the sidewalk on
the east side of Riverside avenue up to
the grade. The work was done by day
labor under the direction of the board
of public works.
Have you tried thc last brew ol the
Grand Foiks Brewery? It is far superior to anything turned out by this popular establishment, and is the equal ol
any imported into tho country,
Mrs. W. K. C. Manly accompanied
by her children, left last Sunday morning for Grand Rapids, Michigan, where
she goes to spend the winter with her
parents whom she has not seen for several years. Mr. Manly went with her as
far as Spokane.
Dr. E. H. Thacher, one of the best
known dentists in Spokane, will be at
Ntlson September 12th to 171b. Dr.
Thatcher conies highly endorsed by the
people o'Spokane. This is an opportunity offered our people to get first
class work at moderate prices.
John A. Manly who spent seveial
days in the city last week left Sunday
morning for Spokane, Iq look after his
mining interests tn Idaho, but expects
to be back in time to attend the meeting
of the Grand Forks Townsite company,
which occurB in this city next Monday,
September 12th, 1898.
Dr. Christie, veterinary inspector tor
this district is the busiest man in the
country just at present. The cause for
all this activity in the doctor's particular
line is the large number of horses coming across the line at Cascade City to be
used on thc construction woik of the
Mr. A.S, Sutton, solityitir and barrister, was called to Greenwood last weok
to prosecute one McMillan on a charge
of committing an assault with a deadiy
weapon upou a Mr. Jas. Foulks. McMillan was bound over for his appearance at tbe next term of the county
court to be held in Midway October next.
The Grand Forks Brewety has just
completed improvements whereby its
brewing capacity has becn doubled, and
take pleasure in announcing to the trade
that they arc now prepared to furnish a
superior quality of beer than before, and
to fill all orders without delay. With
in a short time they will al'o be in a po
sition to fu'nish keg beer to ihe trade
Mrs. Johu A. Manly anived iu the
city Wednesday evening from Rossland.
On Thursday she called at the Miner
office and requested a contradiction to
the statement male in the last issue of
tbis paper to the effect that her and Mr.
Manly had Bcperated. She said that it
was not the case, Bhe was st'U Mrs. John
Manly and would be for sometime to
Duncan Ross, editor of the Boundary
Creek Times, passed through town on
Friday of last week, en routet o Brooklyn via tbe proposed C. P. R. route.
Duncan, like a good many other people
wo know, being somewhat skeptical as
to .he truth ol the various reports relative to the manner work was being
pushed, went over merely to satisfy his
own curiosity regarding the matter.
Mr. Foley, of the firm of Mann, Foley
Bros. & Larsen, who have the contract
for building the C. & W. railway from
Robson to Midway, passed through the
city last Sunday on his return from a
tour of inspection of the route between
Cascade City and Midway. He was accompanied by Mr. Stewart, who has
charge of sub-letting the contracts for
the firm. Mr. Foley slated that thc entile
work on this end of tbe line would be
sublet inside of thirty days, and work
would be commenced as fast as the con-
tractorscould get their ou fits in.
D. Todd Lees, of Vancover, the pro
vincinl agent for the Birnbeck Investment, Security and Savings company,
of Toronto, arrived in the city last week
Friday, and spent a day or two in town
in the interest of bis company. The
Blrkbock company operates on the
building and loan association plan and
loans money for building purposes at a
low rate of interest to holders of shares
in the association. While here he disposed of ioosha»es and organized a local
board of directors of thecompany. Johu
A. Manly bas been appointed agent.
Frank Sears, Real Estate and Mining Broker
Rents nn.l other collections promptly attended
to.     Olliee, with II. A. ShciiilH. nsstivcr.
Our Closing Out
ie or
WARE 3 ,*
County Couit Notice.
The sitting of tlio Dqmity Court of Yalo will
lie lioldcn at
Fairview,  Thursday, October, 13th,
nt the hour of 11 o'clock In the forenoon.
Bv Conimmand ('.A. R. I.anhi.y
Government Office, osoyoos,/       p. lt, c. c.
jjent. 1st, 1S9U, (
Still Continues. We are Determined to Drop these Lines of Goods
from our Business.
^•nxGrand Forks, B.   C.-^v-
Everything New and   Best  Furnished *if**
Houje, and is in everyway prepared to {a***
welcome Guests and provide Good Ac- f\&M.
Headquarters for  Mining Men.   Best
of Wines, '..iquors and  Cigars.    Special
attention paid to Transcient trade.
# ^
I Special Announcement! %
& w
/A We lmve added a new Depart ment tu our business consisting of \Zk'j
a Staple and Fancy Dry Goods, $
is    ■ \v
I \        Dress Goods, Hosiery, Underwear, Notions, Ribbons, Laces,
Btnbrudlerles- In fact everything whloh Is kept In a first-class Dry Goods Store
Tliese Goods have all been purchased dlreet from the Manufacturers Agouti Ln
Montreal, Trronto and ChloUgO, and are all A 1 value, and the latest Styles.
The people of the Kettle River District will now not he compelled to send
away from home for their dry gouds. If. they will call at our store we will he
clad to show our poods, aud you will he convinced that we ean save you mom-y
besides having the satisfaction of making your own selections. Shipments wil]
be received weekly.   A Flrst-olaSB StOOk of Heady Made
Clothing Shoes and fliners' Supplies
Goods delivered to the rumps free.
Davis & Ccx^ I
& aTi&£i£it&4&ari&a\^a\&£iOrzCi *£-*£*£ £j£i
he Alberta Hotel
Grand Forks, B. C.
Traunweiser & Fraser,
IS a new House, with   new Furniture and everything comfortable  for the
aveling public, and has nccommotions for a large number of people,    The
Dining   Room   is   provided wiih everything in the market.
The bar is repleted with the best Wines, Liquors and Cigars     A good sample room for Commercial Travellers.
Can always bo had at our store ns we keep -nnr stock right up tothe market and have no
old, shelf worn goods to work off on our customers, Wo make a specialty of always having
uu baud
Fresh Eggs and Creamery Butter.
Wo Ket In a now supply every week and can guarantee our itock to he always fresh.   New
potatoes are i ther thing which ean only he found at our store*    Will huve iu a nice line
of Dshlng tackle in a few days,
Grand Forks Brewery,
G. A. FRASER & CO., Proprietors.
Lager Beer, Porter i Soft Drinks
Particular Attention Given Orders  From Private Families,
-5^-.^.^-*^*£^**^.^t^«^^ tki&i^&^iS&Sfe '^s, „
A Snap
in wallpaper. I ate dosing out my stock of wall paper at Die
a roll, regular price 80e, Oul! early and get lirst choice. Men's
tine Oxford shirts 7Ro- regular price $1.85*. .Men's summer suits at
$4.00. 95.00, tG,00 and tip to 112.00, Soft felt hats from $|.00 up.
the best value in the market, '"all and Inspect our well assorted
stock of dress poods, trimmings, laces, linings and einliruiderieK.
And for prices on groceries and RUU^plles don't fall tP got ours
before tfuliitf elsewhere.
Goods Delivered Free to AU Parts of the Country.
'^•£=3. You Can
Get Tired
By working hard, and then you can get
rested again. But if you are tired all the
time it means that your blood is pour.
Vou need to take Hood's Banaparilia, the
great cure for that tired feeling because it
is the great enricher und vitalizer ot tbe
blood. You will bud appetite, nerve,
mental and digestive strength in
Hood's Sarsaparilla
America's Greatest Medicine.
Hood's -Pills cure nausea, indigestion,  25c
General KH,.|,.-,..•,- Cniiturci, omdur-
■i.iiii nud the KuuilHl, Hon Down
the Fmtutieiil Hervl.lii-. hy Thuu-
niiii-Ih—'l'he IOhkIInI, l.ii.e 'ISvo
Hundred  Men.
Omdurman, Opposite Khartoum on the
Nile, Nubia, Sept. ±—(Hy camel post to
Nosey.)—The sirdur, Qenerul Herbert
Kitchener with tlie khalifa black standard captured during tiie buttle, entered
Omdurman, the capital i.i Malidiam, ut
4 o'clock this afternoon at the head uf
tlm Anglo-Egyptian column, inter completely routing tlie Dervishes and dealing
a dentil blow lu .Maliiliillll.
Roughly, our losses were 200, while
thousands of the Dervishes were killed
nnd wounded. Last night the Anglo-
Egyptian army encamped nt Agaiza, eight
miles from Omdurman. The Dervishes
were three miles distant. At dawn the
cavalry patrolling toward Omdurman discovered tlie enemy advancing to tlie attack in battle array, chanting war songs,
Their front consisted of infantry und cavalry, stretched out for three or four miles.
Countless bonnets fluttered over their
masses and tlieir copper and brass drums
resounded through tlie ranks of the savage warriors who advanced unswervingly
with all their old-lime ardor. Our infantry formed outside tlie camp. On tlie
left were the First buttulion of Northumberland fusileers, the Second battalion
Lancashire fusileers and tlie First bat*
tolion grenadier guards with the Maxim
battery, manned by the ltoyal Irish fusileers. In the center were the First buttulion Warwickshire. First battalion
Cameron Highlanders and the First battalion Warwickshire, First battalion
ims worked by a detachment of the royal
artillery under .Major Williams. On our
right were the Soudanese brigades, commanded by General .Maxwell and Qenerul
iliDunald. The Egyptian brigades held
lhe reserves und both Hunks were supported by .ilnxiiii-Nordcnfeld batteries.
At 7:20 a. m. tlie enemy crowded the
ridges above the camp und advanced
steadily in enveloping formation,
* Swept   DOWU   the   l..ilNlde.
At 7:40 oui* artillery opened lire whicli
was answered by the Dervish riflemen.
Their attack developed ou our left and
in accordance with their traditional tae-
lies they swept down the hillside with
lhe design oi rushing our Hank. Hut the
withering lire maintained lor lo minutes
by all our line frustrated the attempt
and the Dervishes, balked, swept toward
our center, upon which they concentrated
a fierce attack.
A large force of horsemen, trying 'o
face a continuous hail oi bullets from the
Cameron Highlanders, the Lincolnshire
regiment and the Soudanese, was literally swept away, leading to the withdrawal
of the entire body, whose dead strewed
lhe lield.
Aln-ritifleent IttiHhc.
The bravery of tiie Dervishes cun hardly be overstnted. Those who curried the
Hugs struggled within a hundred yards
of our lighting line. When tlie Dervishes
withdrew behind the ridge in front of
Iheir camp the whole force marched in
echelon battalions toward Omdurmon.
When our troops surmounted the crests,
Hie Soudanese on the right eame to attack those who had reformed under the
rocky eminence and had massed around
the black standard of tlie khalifa in order to make a supreme effort to retrieve
the fortunes of the day. A mass 15,000
strong bore down on the Soudanese. General Kitchener swung round the center
and left of the Soudanese und seized the
rocky eminence und Hie F-gyptiuns, hitherto ill reserve, joining tlie tiring line. In
HI minutes und before the Dervishes could
drive their attack home, the flower of the
khalifa's army was caught in a depression
and within a zone of -withering cross-
lire from three brigades, wilh Hie attendant artillery. The devoted multilists
strove heroically to make headway, but
every rush was stopped, while their main
body was literally mown down by a sustained deadly cross-lire.
Died   Around   Their   StfindnrdH.
Defiantly the Derrisnes planted their
Standards and died beside them. Their
dense musses gradually melted to companies and the companies to driblets be-
in-nth Hie leaden hall. Finally they
bi-oko nnd fled, leaving the lield while
with tlie jibliali-cliid corpses, which like
a snowdrift, dotted the spot,
At 11:15 the sirdar ordered an advance
and our whole force in line drove tlie
scattered remnant of tlie foe into tlie desert, our cavalry cutting oil their retreat
lo Omdurman.
Siine   Urnver Than   l:..i;ll-l..
Among the chief Incidents of the battle was a brilliant charge by the Twenty-
first lancers, under Lieutenant Colonel
Martin. Galloping down on a detached
body of the enemy they found the Dervish swordsmen massed behind and were
forced to charge home against great odds.
Tho lancers charged through and kept
the Dervish horde nt bay. Lieutenant
Grcnfelt, nephew of Sir Francis Grenfelt,
was killed, four other ollicers were wounded, 21 men were killed and 20 wounded.
The Egyptian cavalry were in close
fighting throughout with the Uuggnru
horsemen. For a short period thc enemy
captured and hold the gun, but it was
brilliantly retaken.
The heroic brnvery of the Dervishes
evoked universal admiration. Time nfter
time tlieir dispersed and broken forces reformed nnd hurled themselves upon the
Anglo-Egyptians, tlieir emirs conspicuously leading and spurning- death. Even
when wounded and in death agonies they
raised themselves to fire a last shot.
Among the wounded is Colonel Rhodes,
the correspondent of the London Times,
and a brother of Cecil Rhodes.
The Minister uf Wur IlealKli. II.--
enuMe the UreyftiK Cane la tu lie
Revised uu Aeeuuut uf the llenr?
I'lirn.ry-Verj'    W.-nk    Ariruuieuta
I   , .nu   Hiin.
Paris, Sept. 5.—M. Cuvaignac Saturday
sent the following letter of resignation to
M, Brisson, premier and the president of
the council:
"1 have the honor to send you and beg
you to transmit to Hie president of tlie
republic my resignation as minister of
war. There exists a disagreement between us, whicli being prolonged, would
paralyze the government ut a time when
it most needs full unity of decision, 1
remain convinced of tlie guilt of Dreyfus
and a tn determined us heretofore to combat a revision of tlie case. I do not intend to shirk lhe responsibility of tlie
"present situation, but 1 can not assume
it without being in accord witli the chief
of Hie government tu whicli 1 have the
honor to belong."
These are the circumstances whicli led
M. Cavalgnac to resign: After the discovery of Lieutenant Colonel Henry's
forgery the government sought means to
reassure tlie public. Tlie question of revision wus broached. Certain ministers
believed tho time lind come to throw full
light und tu establish every responsibility. JI. Cuvaignac strongly objected. He
declined tlmt he was convinced of the
guilt of Dreyfus.
M. Brisson vainly pointed out to M.
I Cuvaignac thnt tlio revision would be
purely judicial.
JI. Cavalgnac replied that revision
could only be justified if some new fact
developed to show that there hud becn a
judicial error und thut no sueli faet ex-
' isled, Henry's forgery being subsequent
to the conviction of Dreyfus und only indirectly connected with it.
M. Bourgeois, called from Switzerland,
made a new elfort but Jf. Ctivnignnc
still refused. The latter saw JI. Brisson,
the premier, nnd declared that liis determination was immovable and that he
would resign. Afler JI. Cuvuignac's departure, a conference was held at the ministry of tlie interior between JI. Brisson,
.Minister Bourgeois and JI. Sarrien. About
ll o'clock JI. Cavaignac's letter of resignation was received. It is assumed that
a majority of the cabinet accept the views
of JI. Brisson as the others retain
their portfolios. The resignation of JI.
Cavalgnac enables the government to decide the matter and it is believed JI. Cav-
aignae's successor at thc war olliee will
soon be appointed and a definite resolution taken.
I*u|ii,Inee   lullitliied.
The Dreyfus agitation is not abating.
The populace  w*us again inllamed today
by posters, printed by Siecle, witli which
the town lias been plastered.     They reproduce two letters whicli Dreyfus wrote
to the minister of war in 1804 and one
which he wrote to his counsel, De Mage,
in 1806, protesting innocence and denying
that he ever hud been guilty of uny India-
| crction.     Tlie posters ulso deal at length
\ uilh Hie fact that Colonel Plcquart wrote
[on July 0 nUirmhig the falsity of Lieutenant Henry's documents, and they decry the arrest and imprisonment of 1'ie-
Oh. would I were a boy Benin.
j    When   life   seemed  formed  of  sunny
j ears,
And all the heart then knew of pain,
Was wept away iu transient tears.
When every lale hope whispered then,
My fancy deemed wnB ouly truth,
Oh, would that I could know attain,
Tlie happy visions of my youth,
'Tis vain to mourn that years have shown,
How false Ih.-se fairy visions were.
Or murmur that mine eyes have knowu,
The burden of a fleeting tear:
But still lhe heart will fondly cling
To hopes no longer prized as truth,
Aud memory still delights to bring
The happy visions of my youth.
—Jlark Lemon.
Wheat    Quotation.,    Wool    FlBorea,
and   the   Price   of   Produce.
Following are tlie Spokane quotations.
Wholesale prices are given unless otherwise quoted:
Wheat at the warehouse—Country
points: Club, bulk 40c, sacked 41c; blue-
stem, bulk 42c, sacked 43c. At Spokane:
Club, bulk 45c, sacked 47c; bluestem,
bulk 4lic, sacked 48c.
Oats—At Spokane, f. o. b., 00@95c per
Barley—Country points, f. o. h., 70@
75c per cwt.
Rye—Country points, f. o. b., 70c per
Flour, per barrel—Gold Drop, $4; Big
Loaf, $4.40; Banner, $3.75; 1'lansiftcr,
$4.25; Superb, $4; Spokane, $3.75; Swan
Potent, $4.40; Snowllakc, $4; White Lily,
$3.75; whole wheat, $4.25; rye, $5; graham, $4.
F'ced—Bran and shorts, $11 per ton;
shorts, $12; bran, $10; rolled barley, $20;
chicken feed, $15@20.
Hay—Timothy, $8 per ton; baled timothy, $10; wheat hay, *ff.a0<§8.50- oat
hay, $7.50; alfalfa, $10.
Eggs—Ranch, $4.50.
Corn—Whole, $23; cracked, 124.
Wool—F'ine medium, 6@7e per lb; medium, 5@0c per lb.
Produce—Fancy creamery butter, 40
nnd 001b tubs, 25c per lb; 5, 10 and 20*
lh tubs, 2lle per Ib; prints, 25c per lb;
California butter, 25@20c lb; Columbia
butler, 24c; country butter in rolls, 13c
per lh; cooking butter, 10c lb; eastern
creamery, prints, 23e; cheese, twin, full
cream, 12Jc lh; ranch eggs, $4.50@5; selected eggs, $0; honey, white comb, 13j@
14c Ib, fancy, 15c per lb.
Vegetables—Potatoes, 00@75c cwt.;
cabbage, $1.75 per cwt; turnips, $i.25 per
cwt; encumbers, 75c per box; onions,
$1.50 per cwt; beans, l'CSjlJe per Ib;
carrots, $1.25 per cwt; beets, $1.25 per
Poultry—Chickens, live weight, 10@llc
lh; dressed, 12@13c; spring broilers, $3@
3.50; turkeys, live ll@12c, dressed 12@
13c; spring ducks, dressed $4@4.50 doz;
geese, live 10@llc, dressed 12(S!l2Jc.
Ments—Beef cows, live $2.50@2.75,
dressed $5@5.50 cwt; steers, live $2.75@3,
dressed $5.50<*i*0; hogs, live $4.50(5*4.75,
dressed $0@0.50; mutton, live 4@4Jc,
dressed 7J@8c lb; dressed veal, 7*11180
lb; lamb, liio wholesale.
Portland, Or., Sept. 5.—Wheat—Walla
Walla, 54c; valley and bluestem, 57c.
Tacoma, Sept. 5.—Wheat—Weaker but
quotations unchanged; 54c for club and
58c for bluestem.
Sun Francisco, Sept. 5.—Silver bars,
Jlcxican dollars, 401c.
Lead, $3.00.
Japan has lubor unions.
German   llntita   Injured.
Berlin, Sept. 5.—The recent northwest
storm which swept across the Baltic snnk
a German torpedo boat and severely damaged the whole German torpedo flotilla.
Five of the torpedo boats barely reached
F I N H public
house," said
Blanco Watson,
the humorist.
"Yes," I replied, looking at
the building we
were approach-
1ng, "b ut a
strange position
awny from the
high road, and surrounded by villas."
"A very strauge position. We will
rest In the public bouse, and I will tell
you how It came to be built In such a
very strange position."
I smiled, and followed him Into the
saloon bar. We sat nt one of the tables,
and were silent for a time, he thinking
aud I watching bim.
"The story begins," he said presently, "with a burglary committed by a
certain Bill Jones one night long ngo.
"Bill was a young member of his profession. Hitherto lie bad not attempted
anything very big. but continued success In small things had made him bold.
On this ulght he broke Into the country
house of a well-known actress, lu the
hope of carrying off her jewels.
"He succeeded In getting the jewels
and was leaving with them wheu he
found that the slight noise he hnd
mude had attracted attention. A servant girl met him at a turn of the stir-
way and began to shriek. He rushed
by her and Io the window through
which be bad entered. As he passed
through It again he heard doors being
opened, uud knew that the house was
fully aroused."
"I understand," I said. "Bill escnped.
Tlie actress employed a detective. The
detective built this public house In an
out-of-the-way place, hoping thnt Bill,
ns an out-of-the-way young man, would
cull lu one dny for u drink. Curiously
enough, Bill did."
Blanco Watson frowned.
"This  Is an  intellectual  slory,"  be
snld;  "it does  not depend  on  eolncl-
' donees.
"I will continue. Bill avoided the
first pursuit by a long run across country, und then walked toward his home,
not daring lo use lhe railway. He kept
to the by-rouds as much as possible,
and nt tiie close of the next day hud
reached the neighborhood of Loudon,
"A spade lying iuslde n Held gnte
suggested to him the advisability of
hiding Ihe jewels until be bud arranged
for their sale. After making sure that
he was uot observed, he entered the
field and picked up the spade. A tree
of peculiar growth stood Just beyond
hlm. In the Manner of fictlou, be counted twenty steps due north from the
tree, and then dug a deep hole, placed
the jewels In ll, and filled it up again.
"He arrived home safely that ulght,
but was arrested In the morning. The
servant girl hud given an accurate description of hlm to the police, aud they
had recognized lt.
"In due course be wns tried. The
evidence against bim was very strong.
Tbe servant gli-1 swore that he was the
man she met on the stairs; some of the
Villagers swore that thoy had seen him
near the house previously to the burglary. He wns found guilty aud sentenced to seven years' penal servitude.
"Bill behaved very well In prison,
aud at the end of five years was released on a ticket of-leave. He decided
to wait until the ticket had expired,
and then to get the jewels and leave
tbe country. But a day or two after
his release he walked out to look at
the field.
"There was no field. During the
five years he had been In prison the
estate of which the field was part had
been built upon. He wandered about
the houses In despair. But, as he turned
a comer, he saw something which suggested hope. Behind some railings was
a tree of curious growth.
"It was the tree twenty steps due
north of which he had burled the Jewels. He recognized It Immediately, nnd
ran toward lt. Again he was In despair.
A yard or two north of tbe tree was a
chapel. He leaned against Ihe failings,
covering his face with bis hands.
"It happened presently that the bend
deacon of tbe chapel, a kindly.old 111:111,
came dowu the road. He saw Bill
standing like one In trouble, nnd
stopped nnd asked what was the matter and whether he could help.
"For a few moments Bill did not
knew what lo reply, but (ben be spoke
well. He said tbat once be bad been
0 burglar, but that be had learned In
prison that burglary Is wrong; lhat
now he was trying to live un honest
life, but tbat, as he hud 110 friends, It
was uot easy.
"The old man was touched. He had
found BUI leaning against the chapel
railings, and Bill had said Unit he bud
no friends. Was It not his duty as
head deacon of the chapel to be a frleud
lo Bill?   Clearly It was.
"He took Bill home wllh hlm; he was
a bachelor, and there was no one to
restrain bis benevolence. They had
■upper and talked together. The den-
con found Bill Intelligent and fairly
well educated] and offered him employment. He was a builder In the neighborhood, he explained, and had a vacancy In the works. BUI gratefully accepted the offer, nnd began his uew
career on the following Monday.
"Months passed. Bill hnd changed
wonderfully. He had forgotten his old
habits and learned new ones. The deacon was delighted. Not only was Bill
the best of his workmen, but he was
the most regular attendant at the
"Bill longed for the Jewels, and he
worked hard because he knew that
money would help him to get them.
He attended the chapel because while
there he was neor the Jewels, the seat
he had taken being Just twenty steps
due north from the tree. At first he
bad meditated digging down through
the floor one night, but the chances of
detection were great aud be hnd given
up the Idea.
'Years passed. The deacon had become an invalid, and Bill practically
managed his business. He wus au Important man at the chapel, too, nnd
wus ofteu lutriiBted with a eolleclion-
box. One day the deacon died. Soon
afterward it was knowu Hint, having
no near relatives, he had left his property to his friend William Jones."
"I see!" I exclaimed; "Bill "
Blanco Watson shook his head.
"Bill wos Bill no longer," he snld.
"He had become a man of wealth. At
the next election of deacons he was one
of the successful candidates. In future
wo must refer to him as Jfr. Jones, aud
not as Bill.
"Jlr. Jones was a most energetic deacon. He introduced new members aud
he persuaded old ones to attend more
regularly. He started a young men's
literal} society and a series of Saturday entertainments. He made the chapel the most popular lu the district; aud
then, at a New Year'B busluess meeting, he struck boldly for the Jewels.
'"The chapel was too small, ho said
ln the course of aa eloquent speech.
They must erect another on a larger
site. There was but oue such site Iu
the neighborhood. Thoy must secure
It before others did. lie himself would
undertake the building operations,
charging only whnt they cost him. Ho
would also purchase the old chapel.
The net expenditure need not be very
"The proposal was well received,
and a committee, with Mr. Jones as
chairman, wns appointed to consider
the details. Their report was very
favorable, und at another business
meeting it was decided to carry out
the proposal.
"The necessary funds were subscribed or guaranteed. Contracts were
made with Mr. Jones. In the spring of
Hint year the building operations were
commenced, nud by the nutuiuu they
were finished, Tho congregation removed In the new chapel. Mr. Jones
purchased the old one at a high pi-Ice
and entered Into possession.
"And then," I snld, "I suppose he got
the jewels'/"
Blanco Walson laughed.
"No," he said, "he did not. He broke
np thc floor himself, counted the steps
due north from the tree again, and
dug. lie did uot find the Jewels. He
counted the steps again and dug deeper. He did not find them. Theu he
tried other places, but, although he kept
ou until he hnd tried everywhere beneath the floor, he never fouud thc
"Why, what had become of them?"
"1 cannot say. It ls possible that
when the foundation w_as being laid a
workman had discovered and appropriated them. Again, It Is possible that
there were two trees of similarly curious growih, and that tbe one outside
the chapel was uot the one Jlr. Jones
first saw.   Again "
"And what has the story to do with
the public house?   But I can guess."
"Of course you can. Mr. Jones was
very angry with the chapel members.
He considered that, by false pretenses,
they bad led him Inlo buying the old
chapel dearly aud building the new oue
cheaply. He resigned bis deaconshlp,
aud then sought a way to be revenged
on them. He found one. On the Lite
of the old chapel he built a public
house—this public house In whieh we
have sat so long."—Edgar Turner, In
The Sketch.
Stitched a Fractured Bone.
John Gordon, 30 years of age, found
by the light of the X-ray that he was
recovering the use of a fractured leg,
the bone lu which had been sewn together with silver threads, This uuiii
owes the saving of his limb to one of
the most remarkable surgical operations of the age, performed by Professor Reglunld Sayre, the eminent specialist, at Bellevue hospital.
Gordon sustained a compound fracture of the femur, the largest bone In
the leg and the lougest In the entire
body. It wns Hie result of a bad fall.
Amputation seemed Imperative, but he
pleaded against the loss of a limb, and
his sister had hlm removed from his
home to Bellevue hospital.
There Dr. Sayre and Dr. A. W. Williams decided upon a daring operation,
uniting thc bone and tying It in place
with the silvei films. The greatest fear
was that blood poisoning might result.
Gordon began to Improve at onee, however, and for a month past has been
able to walk about with only the assistance of a cane.
In order to ascertain whether the experimental operation was a success or
not, Dr. Sayre nnd Dr. Williams" had
Gordon removed In a carriage to the
studio of Professor Mnrtln, where the
limb wns observed In the glare of the
X-ray. The fractured bone wns found
to be knitting together and fast healing. The silver strands were still In
place and those he will hnve with him
always.—New York Journal.
A Good Wood Polish.
In these days of uncarpeted floors and
Persian rugs n good wood polish ls always welcome. A polish tliltt halls from
Japan Is snld to bo very line for furniture us well ns floors. It consists of
oue pint each of Unseed oil antl cold,
strong tea, the whiles of two eggs and
two ounces of spirits of salts. These
several Ingredients to be mixed thoroughly together and poured Into a bottle, which should be well shaken before
the polish Is used. A few drops are
poured upon a rubbing pad of soft silk
nnd the wood rubbed with It, being afterward polished with nn old silk handkerchief. The process Is 0 tedious ond
fatiguing one for the cleaner, but Its
effect surpasses Unit of any easier and
quicker method.
Birds' Vision.
In birds llie organ of sight Is highly
developed. British naturalists declare
that the kestrel Is possessed of such
wonderful powers of sight that It ls
able to see a mouse when lt Is Itself at
such height ln the nlr thot It Is Invisible to the naked human eye.
Old  Ocean's  Depiha.
The greatest depth known Is six
miles, this distance having beeu reached
lu the Pacific Ocean.
The >uvj In tlie Miftnl nnd lleat 1'nl.l
Work In the Time of Wnr, With
lln t'lium**-**- for Prizes, hn 1'i-tv
Are Killed in  llnttle.
New York, Sept. 0.—A dispatch to tlie
Herald from Washington says:
At lwist $17,000,000 in prize money will
be distributed among sailors as a result
of the war with Spain. More than a half
of this award will be in accordance with
that section of the law providing for the
payment of bounty to persona aboard the
vessels that sunk the Spanish ileet.
Although not a penny of prize money
has yet been turned into the treasury
Judge Advocate Leinley and his chief
clerk, Mr. Hanna, are engaged in consid'
ering the various claims for prize money
that have been filed by the ollicers and
men, and in passing upon the various
questions which have arisen.
From the official report of Admiral
Montojo, commanding the Spanish Ileet
at Manila, there were 1875 persons aboard
his ships. The bounty amounts to $187,-
oOO, which congress will be asked to appropriate during the coming session. One-
twentieth of this sum belongs to Hear
Admiral Dewey, commander-in-chief, and
lie will therefore bc $1)375 richer than be
was before the war.
Siiiiiiihou'n  IMr  Shnre.
Rear Admiral Sampson has realized a
snug little fortune as a result of the war
As commander-in-chief of the North Atlantic Ileet he will get one-twentieth of
every prize taken by the North Atlantic
fleet und one-twentieth of the head money
allowed for the vessels destroyed off Santiago and in Cuban ports. It is estimated
that he will finally receive about $40,000
us his share of prize money.
In determining tlie amount of head
money due officers and men it will be
necessary for the  department to decide
A mule has one advantage: everyone
Is afraid of a mule, and no one "Jokes"
witb hlm.
Serene comfort and happiness in advanced years are realized by comparatively few women.
Their nard lives their liability to serious troubles on account of their peculiar organism and iheir profound ignorance concerning themselves, oil combine to shorten the period of usefulness
and fill their lateryears withsuflering.
Mrs. Pinkham has done much to moke
women strong. She has given advice
to many lhat has shown them how to
guard against disease and retain vigorous health in oldage. From every corner of the earth there is constantly coming the most convinciug statements
from women, showing the efficacy of
Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound in overcoming female ills. Bere
ls a letter from Mrs. J. C. Orms, of 220
Horner St., Johnstown, Pa, which is
earnest end straight lo the point:
•* Dear Mhs. Pinkham.—I feel it my
duty to tell all suffering women thatl
think your remedies are wonderful. I
tad trouble with my head, dizzy spells
and hot Sashes. Feet and hands were
cold, wos very nervous, could not sleep
well, t.ud kidney trouble, pain in
ovaries and congestion of the womb.
Since taking your remedies I am better
every way My head trouble is all
gone, have no pain in ovaries, and am
cured of womb trouble. I can eat and
deep well and am gaining in flesh. I
consider your medicine the best to be
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The present Mrs. Pinkham's experience in treating female ills is un parallelled, for years she worked side by
side with Mrs. Lydia E. Pinkham, and
for sometime past has had sole charge
of the correspondence department of
ber great business, treating by letter
as many as a hundred thousand ailing
women during a single year.
Osteopathy is the science of manipulating
the bones nnd muscles, AU diseases treated
by Doctors Murray, IJodson & Wilcox. Mra.
Doctor Murray, Female Specialist, School
opens Nov. 1; [or particulars address Doctors
Murray, Dodson & Wilcox, 237, 238, 239, 240,
241 Itookery building, Spokane,' Washington.
Private entrance 620 Sprague avenue.
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Conducted   lay   the   Jesuit   Fathers.
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whether a vessel destroyed is superior or
inferior to her antagonist. If the latter
the American ship will be entitled to $200
fur each person on board the enemy. Of
course this will swell the amount of prize
money due the admiral.
It is estimated that, including the Mercedes, sunk at the mouth of the harbor
of Santiago, there were 2492 persons on
hoard tlie Spanish fleet destroyed by
Sampson's command, which was superior
to the enemy and the amount of head
money due the fleet will consequently aggregate $249,200. Besides these ships
Spanish men-of-war -welc sunk at Manza-
nillo. Nipe and other points along the
Cuban coast, the destruction of which
each means a prize for the officers and
men participating in the work.
Muny  (tueMtloiia  to  Settle. *—
Legal officers of the department will
be requested to determine whether merchant vessels carrying guns In their hold
like the Santo Domingo, which was sunk
hy the Eugle, come within the meaning of
the section providing for the payment
of bounties for persons on board. Tliese
question may delay the adjudication of
amounts due officers and men interested.
Tlie department was notified a few days
ago by Judge Locke of Florida tliat he
would turn into the treasury the net
amount resulting from the Bale of the
cargo of coal on board thc liritish tramp
steamer Hestormel. The notification was
subsequently withdrawn.
Thc Uestormel's case is the furthest advanced of nny prizes. Owners of the
great majority of the captured vessels
have taken appeals from the courts which
have condemned their ships as prizes and
it will be many months before the supreme court of the United States is able
to pass on them.
Mil**   Stiirta  Home.
Washington, Sept. 1.—General Miles
"Ponce,—Twelve thousand troops will
be left in Puerto Rico, Nearly 4,800 infantry, cavalry and artillery sail for New
York on the Obdam, Concho, Chester,
Alamo, Mississippi and Manitoba. The
division is under Major General Wilson.
I sail on the Obdam today,"
By local applications, aa they can not reach ths
diseased portion of the ear. There Is only one
way to cure deafness, and that Is by constitutional remedies. DeofneBB Is caused by an Inflamed condition of the mucous lining of the
Eustachian Tube. When this tube la Inflamed
you have a rumbling sound or Imperfect hearing, and when lt la entirely closed, Deafness Is
the result, and unless the Inflammation can be
taken out, and this tube restored to Its normal
condition, hearing will be destroyed forever;
nine cases out of ten are caused by Catarrh,
which Is nothing but an inflamed condition of
the  mucous  surfaces.
We will give One Hundred Dollars for any
case of Deafness (canned by catarrh) that ear-
not be cured by Hall's Catarrh Cure. Send for
circulars; free.
F.  J. CHENEY & CO.,  Toledo,  O.
Sold by Druggists, 7Cc.
Hall's Family Pllle are tbe best.
A little sugar taken with water, nol
too cold, in case food is not obtainable,
will relieve any feeling of exhaustion and
sharp hunger.
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and academic course. Music, German, French,
drawing, painting and elocution taught by
specialists. For Information addrea* 2209 Pacific:   Ave.,   Spokane,   Wash.
The bloodhound, it is clamed, is not n
ferocious animal, but, on the contrary, an
exceedingly benevolent one, ranking in
this respect with the St. Bernard.
CITO Permanently Cured. N o fits or nervouanes
MIO after first day's, use of Dr, Kline's Great
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The Riesengebirgc, or Giant Mountains, of Germany, are to be covered with
a network of electric railways.
I believe my prompt use of PIso's Cure
prevented quick consumption.—Mrs. Lu*
oy Wallace, Marquette, Kans., Dec. 12, '95
Nearly 1,000,000 pounds' worth of pat
ent medicines arc exported from the Unit
cd Kingdom each year.
Try Schilling's  Best tea and baking powder.
Of the 38 sultans who have ruled the
Ottoman empire since the conquest of
Constantinople by the Turks 34 have died
violent deaths.
Which   .
do you like best—frocer*
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AmtuinlM-.il  und  Killed,
Tacoma, Sept. ii.—The schooner J. M.
Coleman, which arrived on the sound
yesterday from St. Michaels, brings news
that two prospectors were ambushed and
killed while drifting down the Yukon in
a boat, Indian! fired on the boat, killing one and wounding the other. The
wounded man escaped and reached a police camp. Police started and found the
Indians enjoying the prospectors' supplies.
They were brought to Dawson, where
one of the Indians made a confession.
Frank W. Coleman says when he left
Dawson there was a stampede to Dewey
and Sampson creeks, from which fine reports come. Doth are in American territory.
Conference  DiNtrlcta.
Pullman, Sept. 0.—Thc Columbia River
Conference lias adjourned sine die after
thc reading of the appointments by the
The conference is divided into four districts, instead of three, as for the past
two years. This necessitated the appointment of three new presiding elders,
the Kev. Robert Warner of The Dalles
district holding over. The new presiding
elders are as follows: Spokane, Dr. Henry Drown; Moscow (new), tlie Rev. (3,
E. Gibson; Walla Walla, the Rev. M. H.
Labor Day at Cheyenne.
Cheyenne, Wyo., Sept 0.—Never has
such a crowd been seen in Wyoming's
capital as that in attendance at the second annual Frontier day celebration. The
railroads estimate the number of this
morning's arrivals at 10,000.
A Labor day parade was given this
forenoon iu which a large delegation of
Shoshone Indians, cowboys, overland
stages of a quarter of a century ago and
lioats depicting the life of the early pioneers wero among the features.
Firemen's Duy at Oninlin.
Omaha, Neb., Sept. C.—The latest and
most improved methods of fire fighting
will be exhibited on a mammoth scale
during the tournament which opened
here today under thc auspices of the National Firemen's Association. More than
50 cities have sent their crack companies,
including horses, apparatus and men, to
compete for the prizes offered.
In South America there is a race of
cats which does not know how to mew.
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