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The Grand Forks Miner Apr 10, 1897

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Array FIRST   YEAR.--NO.   48.
GRAND  FORKS, B.  C,   SATURDAY,   APRIL  10,  1897.
-"Everything New and Best Furnished House in Town,
INBODY   &   DAVIDSON,   Proprietors.
AlwayB Found at the Bar.   Special attention Paid to Transcient Trade.
; Suits Made to Order at Reasonable Prices.
AU Work Guaranteed to Give Satisfaction.   Special attention paid to Clean*
' ing and Repairing.   Give me a trial order.
All kinds of Meats, German Sausages and Head
■Cheese always on hand.
Grand Forks, B. C.
The Mammoth Hotel of the Kettle River District.
MRS. A. V. DAVIS, Proprietress.
Seeds! Seeds!
A Large Stock of Northern Grown
Garden Seeds in Bulk. The Very
Best Quality at Eastern Prices,
The  Ores  of This  Country  Are All
Considered Exceptionally  Adaptable To This New Method of
Eednoti'on—Le Eoi Test.
First Class Quality and the prices Will Please You.
Of   All Kinds at Spokane  Prices  Freight and
Incidentals  Added.
0.   B.   &   P. B.  NELSON,
Leaves Bosrburg on the arrival of tho southbound train arriving at Grand Forks
at 9 o'clock same evening. Leaves Grand Forks at i o'cIock a. m., arriving at
Bossburg in timo to conuectwith northbound train. Express and freight promptly attendod to and handled at reasonable rates.
According to late reports thero is no
question regarding the successful reduc
tion of our silicious ores by concentration. Tho wasto dumps at tho LeRoi
mine have provon a bonanza to tho mine
owners of this section, as the ores ot the
Kettle river district aro moro silicious
than those of the Trail creek locality.
We should like to see a trial run made
from ore from a number of our mines
here and see what tho resu t would be
from surface indications.
Wo herewith summarize the results
recently mado at tho O. K. mill on Le
Roi waste ore, and the opinion of Captair
Wm. Nail, the superintendent, as reported in the Rossland Minor, of recent date:
1. The test was a complete  success.
2. Captain Hall believes the gold in
the ores in this camp are almost wholly
free, and that with proper machinery
75 per cent can be saved on  tho  plates.
3. Ho tbinks ore running SO per ton
can bo mere economically milhd than
ore running 810.
i. He would use Cornish rolls instead
of Btamps, as ha thinks the rolls would
more completely free tho gold.
5. Ho recommends the Le Roi company to erect a 200-ton milling plant.
G. Ho thinks the Le Roi company
has already broke down 35,000 tans ol
ore suitable to run through a mill,
The ore for this test was taken from
the wast dump of the Lo Roi mino and
was considered absolutely worthless.
All pieces showing aulphido ore to any
extent. were carefully excluded. The
ore was run through the mill in three
lots. Full details of each test follow:
TB ,T NO. 1.
Net dry weight of ore, pounds, 38,983,20, or
Valuo of crude ore per ton, *"8.UU.
Gold and silver saved on plates $77 4ti
Value of concentrates  41 47
Total value saved  110 2,1
Per ceatage of extraction, 70.42.
TE9T NO. 2.
Net dry weight of ore, pounds, 9,.W",36, or
9,1546-2000 tons
Value of crude ore per ton, $10.40.
'..old and silver saved ou plates  $30 00
Value of concentrates  26 37
Total value saved  66 27
i'er ceutage ol extraction, 6ri.22.
Net dry weight of ore, pounds, 48,900.12, or
21 1900*2000 tons.
Value per ton of crude ore, $8 40.
Gold and silver saved ou plates  $86 3.',
Value oi concentrates  73 39^
Total value saved 159 74
Percentage of extraction, 80.65.
Net weight of three tests, poundB, 102,429.68,
or 51 429-201)0 tons.
Value of crude oro per ton, per battery sample, $8 my,.
'old saved on plates $200 59
Silver saved on plates      3 42    204 01
Valuo of gold in concentrates  127 90
Value of stiver in conceutratos...    5 48
Value copper iu concentrates      7 93    141 24
Total value saved  845 2i
Percentage ot extraction, 76.1 Ratio of contraction, t% to 1.
Average of free gold saved on plates, $4 00
per ton.
The tailings from the three tests assayed respectively per ton $4 80, $5 20 and $3 40.
The flncuess of the gold saved on tho plates
ranged from 015 to 653. Tho linouoss of silver
ranged from 847 to 374.
Should carofully consider
tho cost of material, and
by figuring, find out that
all kinds ot
Rough and Dressed Lumber
'Shingles, Lath, Etc.
can bo purchased at tlio
Grand  Forks
C. K, SIMPSON. Proprietor.
Contractor and Builder,
GRAND   FORKS,   B.   C.
1 Plans and specifications drawn, estimates furbished on all kinds of building. Work strictly
• tirBt-class.
itJ   H. HUFF.
VilQea &U Mnd» of repairing and horseshoeing.,
"Vo'rk strictly flrstolass.
Cosmos Hotel
Dining Room
Firts-class Meal,
Good Service,
Prices Reasonable.
Board by the Day or Week. Tho table will
always bo found supplied with tho best the
market aft'ords. \
bossburg, Wash.
Good Accommodations, and   the Table
Supplied with the Best tbe
Market Affords.
Mrs.   A.   Bryant*
Onk IIuNDitEn  Dollars  Will   Open
Up a Rich Copi'Eit Section on
Pass Cheek.
Now that eining has Tnirly sot in and
the snow liascoiiiinenced to bid farewell
to the hills, the annual high waters in
lliis section will soon be with us, it is
important that something should he
dono towards improving the roads and
puck trails loading to the principal
camps In this section, and especially
thoso up the North Fork to tho many
famous camps that abound in that region.
Take for instance that stretch of
country between L-ilno and Pass creeks.
The trail, at present, is in a terrible condition for about four miles, and unless
attended to at once, will be practically
impassable during the period ot high
water, which generally lasts about two
monthB, thus cutting eff all communication between Pass creek and the outside world, and preventing the owners
of c'aims in that locality from opening
ing up their properties, unless they
take the precaution to lay in a supply of
Bteel and provisions enough to last during the period of high water.
From those who are familiar with that
section it is learned that this trail between Lime and Pass creeks can be
placed in first-clas-i condition, so that
it will be passable during all seasons of
the year, at an expense iess than $100.
The provincial government cannot expend the same amount of money any
place in this district to a better advantage than to provide a good pack trail
to Pass creek. It is therefore to be
hoped that steps will bo taken by the
proper authorities at once to have work
started on this trail so that it can be
.completed before the high water in
The Christina Sold.
Al Holenburg and F. O. Hagin, now
in Rossland, recently disposed of the
Christina mine, in Evan's camp about
two miles above the Volcanic and joining on to tho North Fora river. The
deal was made through 8 T. Langley a
broker, of Rossland, for Toronto capitalists. Aside from being o-ganized into a st ck company tho boys recoivo
83,000 iu cash for the property and aro
to have chargo of winking tho same.
Messrs. Ilolonberg and Uagin aro expected over hero ev.sry day to make preparations for starting work upon the
Christina, as well as other proporties
owned by them in that locality. They
will also extensively develop the Hartford, a property 'n tho vicinity of the
Christina Lake Mines.
W. H. Ji-ffory, a prominent mining expert, and suporiLtendent of several
rrir.es in the Rossland district, camo
over from there last week to examine
and report upon the Lalla Rookh group
of mines near Christina lake, which
have recently been organized into a
strong company of American capitalists,
and who intend to put up machinery at
once and get down to work on a large
scale. The Lalla Rookh is ono of the
most prominent mines in that distiict
and was formerly owned by Mr. La Valle
and others, who have dono considerable
work upon tin property this winter.
The company was organized in Rossland last week.
Work on the Coin.
It will not bo long beforo miners will
be able to git up to the Coin claim and
start work on this property. A company
meeting was held in Rossland last week
and all arrangements perfected for pushing work as soon as practicable. J. J.
Monoghan.of Rossland,will be over here
as soon as advised, and will muko an expert examination of the ground and the
best and most systematical way for
working the property. It is understood
that tho work is to be contracted instead of day's pay. J. A. Elliott, ono of
the directors, is now in Rossland loik
ing after matters so far as he is interested in tho property.
Empire Developments.
Work has been stopped on the Em
pirie mino for tho present waiting the
direction of tho company at Rossland.
They will start up again about next
Monday and conlinuo the shaft to a
depth of 50 feet. Assays from the vein
near tho surface gave very satisfactory
returns, and from tho present appear-
.nice of the slmfr, which is now down
twelve feet, the vein matter seems to increase in valuo very rapidly. Before
going further a windlass will lia/e to be
put up and other preparations mado to
systematically go ahead with the work.
Tho RoBsland branch of the   company
opened up and propose to stay with it
until sufficient depth is gainoJ to prove
its value.
In Edwards' Camp.
Edwards' camp, christened after that
old Kettle river pioneer Geo. Edwards,
is attracting considerable attention
down the river at present. Some tine
free gold specimons have recently been
taker, from the Flowery Land mining
claim, ownod by Mr. Edwards, who is
now doing some work on tho proporty.
In the same locality is the Skylight and
Ajax mining claims which are equally
as promising as the former proporty.
A number of proFpectors are now at
work in the district and it is reported
that some good claims are being located.
For some distance around Edward's
place fine float has been found for yoars,
and it is now believed the contact from
which this ricn float comes has been
found in these properties.
Has Faith In the Country.
John A. Manly, who will undoubtedly
be unanimously chosen first mayor of
Grand Forks, states in his opinion from
1,000 to 1,200 men will fii.d employment
in tho mines around Grand Forks this
Judge Spinks has let a contra?t for a
lifty-foot shaft on tho Grey Eiglo. The
IJoneta and Empire are both working
forces of men. Tho Olive Mining and
Smelting company, which owns tho Volcanic on tho North Fork of the Kettle
river, will start work about the
15th, with a large <force of mor.
Judge Shope of Chicago, is president of
this company and it is understood that
he has sufficient mono} to do a great
doal of work on tho proporty this summer.
Last fall anew discovery was made on
tho Volcanic which assays nino per
cent copper and 80 iu gold and a little
Hilver; it was decided last Saturday to
sink a shaft on this discovery and also
run u tunnel to cut the ledge 300 foot below tho surface, The company already
has a tunnel ,in 350 feet and several
■jliafts from tori to twenty feet deep. It
is tho intention ot the coni| any to eroct
a smelter as soon as "sufficient development work is dono to insure a good output ot ore.- Spokane i hronicle.
M1NINQ   NOTfci5.
Wiley Glover left for Pans creek last Monday
morning tn do assessment work on the
Uunch Grass, wliiclus a high grade cinicr jiro*
Robert Clark has just completed his annual
assessment work on the surprise an i Old Jim
claims, in Beattle enm|). He has sunk a ten-
foot shaft on both of these proporties with good
Cap. Hargrove is as busy as a beaver doing
development work on the Iron Cliff and Hound
Butte, re eully bonded by Gibson and Redmond, who propose to do considerable work on
these properties.
S. F. aud J. li. Ralston, owners of the Diamond Hitch property located"'up the North
Fork, are making arrangements to Blurt work
on this claim as ->oon as the suow is Sufficiently
gone to allow work being down.
Chas. Mattheson is doing his annual assessment duties ou the Standard claim near the
Seattle. Mr. M. intends doing Bulficieut work
on this property to cover the assessments on
his other three properties known as the Blue
Bird; Blsmai-k and Montana.
John Layhuo and the Shannon Brothers, who
own the Jcauuie May claim up the North Fork,
have been workiug on this property sinking an
incline (haft for the last three months. They
are now down some forty feet and are in high
grade ore, and it haB been hiuted that a $50 gold
assay was recently made front some of the ore
Had Been Drinking "Very Heavily For
the Past Week or Two-Was the
Owner of Some Valuable
Mineral Claims.
"Capt. Oarter isdead!"was the word that wan
niiBsed through town ubuut ti o'clock last Monday afternoon, and fell liko a-thunder bolt on
the citizens of Qrand Korku, an his familiar fuee
had been seen on the streets during the afternoon.
Au investigation of the report proved it to he
only to true. From the various stories in circulation concerning the circumstances leading
up to his death we glean the following:
Cap. had been in town tor several days ou a
prolonged spre-, and through the pursuasion
of frends, was makingarrangi'tneuts to start lor
his camp tho next morning. During the early
part of the afternoon, in company with a num-
of "cronies" ho had been drinking pretty freely among the public houses, and between 5 and
ii o'clock the party happened to drop into the
Cosmos hotel. After having a drink, Cap. sat
down ; he had not been resting long before
he commenced to cough violently and showed
symptoms of becoming siok at his stomach. In
order to prevent the possibility of his throwing
up ou tlie floor, tlio attendant of the house, with
the assistance of ano her gentleman, led Cap,
out doors and set him down on the sidewalk in
fiout of tlie house, not observing any thing
wrong. They Bad hardly returned to lhe bur
room before a passerby discovered that Cap.
was iu a very precarious condition, fie was
removed in to tne hotel and u messenger dispatched for medical aid, and in a remarkable
short Bpace of time Doctors Heworth and Smith
arrived, and at once commenced to apply restoratives, but without effect, as their patient had
passed beyond all human aid before their arrival, captain Caitcr was about 58 years of age
having been horn in the slate of California, in
which state he prospected In during his early
ife. From Huve he wont to Nevada, where he
made quite a name for himself being one of the
locators of the famous Eureka and Grey Eagle
properties near Tuscorroia, Nevada; ho also
prospected in L'tah and Montana, making Ills
headquarters at Hutto, in the latter state, until
about six years ago-when he came lo Br;tish
Columbia landing first at Rossland where he
made a number of A No. 1 locations, anions
which is tho well know White Bear claim.
About two years ago he came to Grand Forks
and since that time has been prospecting in the
North Fork and Pass ereek districts, where he
has several valuable prospects.
Cap. was a very succe^stul prospector and n
larger hearted man never roamed the hills ll
Is said that he iB a brother of Senator Carter, oi
Montana, but the truth of this aseertion is ques-
t&UI&u AU.hiJ.ti©-?.pf his death he was inter-
civil engineer of Trail li. C, aud J. H*'Tl'o:lt'iii-,
bookkeeper in Manly A Averill's store, in sev-
real mining propositions. For the past two
months Mr. 1'erkius has been attending to
Cap's business and any Information concerning
his allnirs, can be obtained by communicating
with hiin.
The remains were taken charge of by I. A.
Dinsmore, who saw that ho was given a burial
appropriate to the memory of this old inouuli-
Carson, 13, C.f April 9th—[Special correspondence.]--the city council appears to have a
hurd problem to solve in the matter of accepting the tenders for the new city hail. The
city clerk presented and read to his worship.
the mayor, aud alderman at the last setting ol
tlio council, all docum utsiu the way of tenders, etc.,etc., thereto pertaining, which caused
a vory lengthy and heated discussion. After
ilie matter had been considered at length it was
laid over until the next meeting, when no
doubt some deilnate conclusion will be arrived
Mr. and Mrs. Wilcox, of Port Townsend are
guestsat the (irand Prairie hotel. Mr. Wilcox
contemplates the establishment of an assay olliee here In the near future, and as he comes
very highly recommended we reel sure he will
receive a fair share of the patronage,
Mr. George Wolfj superintendent of the Frankfort Mining aud Milling company, returned
from Spokane, hist night, where he went to
purchase machinery to housed on the Lame
Foot property, as soon a< it arrives from Marcus and is placed iu position, Mr. Wolf Intends
to increr.se hisforee of men and carry en extensive opertions.
Mr. Juhn Hood, of Empire camp, came in yesterday looking hale and hearty, and reports
everything flourishing ln that camp.
George Cook has completed his assessment
work on his property in the neighborhood id
Boundary Falls, and is staying in town for a
lew days Mr. Cook expresses himself as being well pleased with the showing being made
no his property.
Mr. A, J. Miner, the tlplcal pioneer, has been
a pleasant visitor among us the past few days.
While in Spokane last winter, Mr. Miner took
unto himself a life loug, long haired partner,
whom he expoctBto join him here in the near
future, having made arrangements to permanently locate with us, for the purpose oi developing his mineral claims in this vicinity,a mini*
nor of whloh are said to have a very good sur-
laee showing.
Joe Taylor of tho Wellington camp, paid our
town a call this Week, Joe says there is plenty
of snow in the hills just at present, but that il
is going fast under the Influence of the warm
w ind aud ruin the past few days. He says thai
<ie expects to see great activity iu Wellington
camp this season, and there Es no reusnu to
nmbt for a moment for that he will.
Mr. C. E. Bturat lu.ssold his property on the
comer of Government and Vancouver aveuue,
to R. C. Johnston, Oity clerk. The building will
be utilized as a civic assemblage (or our city
lathers pending the completion uf the now city
John Meyers, ol Meyers siding on Fourth of
July creek near Wellington camp, is stopping
di town just now, and judging from the amount
of machinery he is having made at the Carson
Ironworks, he is no doubt Intending to execute no amount of development work, ou his
properties this season.
Tho new shaving parlors in th? Johnston
block are nicely fitted up, and present a very
attractive appearance indeed, adding greatly
to the looks of that portion of town. They are
under the management of Mr. Win. snider.
Mr. Fembertou, sheiill of Yale district, passed through town yesterday enroute to Grand
Forks, where goes on Official business. Mr. P.
expressed himself as highly pleased and agreeably surprised with the strides this part of thu
district has made in the last few mouths.
To Discuss Railway Matters.
Mr. P. T. McCallum received a letter this
week from Donald urahuin, our representative
in the provincial legislature, requesting an expression of tho citizens of the Forks lelativc to
thoir views concerning appropriations t>L-iUg
made to railway corporations ny the government. Iu order to comply with the request of
Mr Graham, thore will bo a mass meeting iu
Manly's-hall, uext Monday evening, at * o'clock,
sharp. It is V?ry important that everybody
he present- t
AU Uiii3s of confectionery at the Arcadia.          . .	
Overalls 75c at Gill & Kirkland'B-
Bteel Tray Wheel Barrows at Miinly's II,■■■■
ware stoTe.
Inspect Gillcfc Kirklaud's Shoes before pur
chuBiug elsewhere.
The church nodal on the evening of tho lltl.
tout, will be held iu Manly's hall.
J. H. Austead, of Hall's Kerry, was among tin.
many visitors at tlie Forks this week.
Thomas Don&O who ownes Bomo excellent
properties ou LaFleur mountain spent a few
'lays in the city this week.
Sheriff A. G. Pemhi rtou of Kfunloops, arrlvoo
In tow u on Wednesday last on official business,
and will remain a few d, ys.
The social and concert for the benefit of the
Presbyterian church, on the evening of the Mth
lust,  promises  to be a  very enjoyable affair.
Work  U  being   pushed ahead   on   John   A.
Manly's large stage barn, which is being built '
just across the North Fork Set the head of Bridge
JamesPetrle late of Colorado, and a brother ol
Robert i'etrie, deputy postmaster, has accepted
a position in the general Btoro of Manly &
Mr. Ward who has the contract for the building of L. A. Manly's wholesale liquore store on
Hiverside avenue, is pushing tho work on the
Mr. Wolf, of the Lame Foot claim on the reservation, was au arrival on Tuesday last from
Spokane where he has boen on a business trip
for the hist few weeks.
Messrs. Inbody & Davidson, proprietors of the
Cosmos hotel have given the front of the building a fresh coat of paint which adds very much
to the appearance of the place.
O. B Nelson, who Is heavily interested in
business enterprises^!) Carson and Nelson, pass
ed through town last Saturday enroute to Spokane whore he goes on a business mission.
"Bobby" Petrie, skipped outlast Monday fOl
spokano for the pmrpose ofpimdiasing a stock
of tobaccos, (Sic. Ho expects to remain aboul
a weok in the metropolis of Washington,
The work of surveying the Boneta property
was commenced this week. Fred Woiiaston,
P. L. S , has tlio contract lor doing the work
and expects to haye It completed In ajfew days-
J. W. Jones hos the lumber on the ground for
a commodious lodging house which he expect*
to build ot tlio rear of his mattress factory. I'.
will be completed within the next thirty  day,*;
G. Earl McCarter started for Spokane last Sunday on a business and pleasure trip HeexpectV
to visit Rossland, Trail and other Kootenay
points in tho interest of tho MiNEK before re
J. A. Elliott, who has been on an extended
trip to Butte, Montana, for the past few mouths,
returned to the Forks on Thursday last, Mr.
Elliott reports the winter anything but severe
tu Montana.
Mrs. Frank Sears accompanied by her sister
Miss Alloc Cobiirn, were arrivals in tlie Forks
I st week from Lewiston, Idaho. Miss Coburu
will spend the summer iu Grand Forks visiting her sister.
AIJOUI i2    0 ClOCK    HUB   lUUtUtUf,   ■ .	
stepped Oft'Of the Sidewalk between the Areadia
oyster parlor and Al  Manly's saioon, falling a
distance of about eight feet.   His collar bone
was broken and Internal Injuries were sustain
edbythe fall.
II. M. Geuin, the mining recorder lor the reservation, with headquarters at Nelson, has boon
commissioned a notary public by Governoi
Rogers, and he Is now ready to attend to any
business in that line.
T. G. Moore and M. T. Records, late of Oregon, intend to start in business as contractors
builders, etc., under the firm name of Moore &
Records. We bespeak for theui a fait shaio of
the public patronge.
At present there is a dearth of shingles ticr^
but wc are pleased to Btate that the difficult^
will be Jobviatcd in the near future as Chas
lv. Simpson expects to have a shingle plant it*
operation immediately.
'lhe Royal hotel has received a general ovor
hauling of late, including tho painting aud papering of the entire lnm.se. This piece of enterprise on the part of the proprietor adds much
to the appearance of this already popular hostel ry.
K.Montrose of Tacoma, was a passenger ou
Monday's stago from the south, and spent a day
or two in town, leaving on Thursday for hi})
home. He expects to return in a few week;-
time with a view of engaging In the hotel busi
Jeff Davis &. Co., havo added a line of prospectors touts of various sizes, to his already
huge stock of general merchandise, whicn ho
is offering at prices but a trifle higher than cose
If you need anything iu that line be sure and
give them a call.
H. A. Bheads, the assayer, will commence a>
once the erection of a business house in front
of hiB assay oflice on Bridge streci. The bulM-
ing Is to be two stories high, 'I he lower one !•:
be used as store rooms and the upper one wil'
bo tilted up as a hall.
Mr. Charles Hay, a member of the llrni o
Hay tt McCallum, real estate and mining Pro
kers, and owners of au addition to Grand Fork*
hearing their name, returned homo this week,
trom an extended visit to hi- tamily who re
side at Portage La Prairie,
Con Coagrove, an old time Kettle river prospector, who has been working for several
months past in Rowland, has returned to tho
Forks fur the summer. Cou. is making arrangements to do assessmeut work on several
properties up the North Fork.
ChaB. Cunningham, of the Boneta Gold Mining company, who spent a large portion of last
week in Grand F'jrks perfecting arrangements
for the pushing ol development work on thai
property, left for home last Saturday. Mr. Cuu-
ulugbam Is very enthuastlc ovcT the prospects
of the Boneta making a mine
Robert prypolskce has lot a contract for the
building of a 15x40 t\vo-story business house ou
the corner of Riverside avenue and Maiustroet
work on which will be commenced as soon as
the mill can supply the neceBsary material. It
will be occupied by Mrs. t'rypolekee as a millinery and fancy goods store.
Mr. Neil Hardy appeared on the street yester
day morning in an excited condition and rushing up to a Minke represented exclaimed: "K
IS tbc biggest thing iuthecountry! I'amalright
and dow't you forget it!" Wljcu he became sufficiently cooled off to explain, it was learned
that a little stranger nad made its arrival at hLs
home Thursday last. It Is a boy aud tunteil
the scales at 10 pounds. Both mother and ohiW
arc doing well. The Minhr extends congrcM."
lations to the happy parents. ;  ——	
The  total quantity ot  wheat available IA   FIFTH   OF   THIS   STATE   TAKEN.
.,.-!....1     O.ntau    .  I,    I ' *
I-',.,.,.,    llinn,     lilt-     Area   of   \'**.v   l-'or-
March    I   03,621,000   bushels—points   lo   n
tailing  oft  "i
-,-i,  i
. (lilt**   iwo
I ousts of  the  United  States cm
ils—points   to
about   :;."...iiS.OOii   bushels  as
with   Hi,-   corresponding  total
March  1,   16&G,  a decrease of 47,025,000
bushels contrasted with the life
VIjoiH   the
--w.tr-.   Al
Area of New
lo! ini'iits.
Nothing has attracted so much attention among the members of the Northwest Miners' association for a long time
years   ago,
forms  the  smallest  like   _ robal)-y not sinco its organization—as
total   Blijce   Man li   1.   1S92,    says    mad
st rec t* s
The* falling off In stocks of avallaole
wheat in the United states and tana, a.
easl of th" Rocky mountains, during tne
month of February amounted to 0,424, '
buBhel8, more man twice as much as
during February last yea,-, three-fourths
,„■ the decrease In February, 1885. u' -
(alUng „n in the like mouth of ISM,
times that In the correspona-
Whell   to   these*   ile-
I br
ing   month  of  1883.
creases is a     - the shrinkage d   ■to-**.
Ol   wheal   on   the   Pacific   eoast,   lie   total
,,,.,.■;„.. lagt month, I nlted Bta es and
..„nuUn was found to be 7.572,000 bushels,
1,047,000 bushels In J-eb-
buBhels In Febru try,
uompured   with
runty    1896, B,4&9,
s»5  3 6WJ00 bushels In the like month of
m,   and   3,010,000    bushels   In   Februao
1888.   This points to a contlnu ie 0
relatively   i xcesslve   decrease
„1   wlh-al   Mine   January     I,
month ago.
piles ill Bight
January I. In
ada, li
iu   stocks
noted   ' no
ta'total falling off In --up-
of fanners' hands since
the United states and Can-
'13,1108,000 bushels, more than twie,
the decline ln the corresponding period_in
1880, more than three-fourths the like decrease In 1895, three times that In -Mb
and I'our Llme3 that In MM.
Sheriff   hum   mi   Bjccttlim
.   Irom   lll<-«-   1-iike.
■ tide
Sheriff 0, M. -Mansion of Aitkin county,
Minn., had a thrilling experience with
Umber wolves a few days ago on the road
between Bice Lake and Aitkin. Mr. Maus-
ton was driving In a light sleigh rom the
farmer lo the latter place. He hud taki n
a gun along lo shoot rabbits and was accompanied by a clog. Mr. Mauston start,
ed for homo from Rice Lake about the
middle of the afternoon and shot several
rabbits and lossed them into the cutter
while on the road.
It was getting into when with live miles
of the journey yet lo be covered Mr
Mauston determined to hustle his hoise
along and slop to shoot no more rabbits.
Suddenly from the side of the road came
a howl which the sheriff at onee recognized as coming from a wolf. Il was followed by others, and the sounds were
coming nearer. Tho horse needed no urging. Ho Hew over the snow paved road
sure winner, Wllliin a very few
■-linutes, however. Mr Mauston saw behind a pack of live or six great timber
wolves, gray and gaunt. They wero coming directly behind ln the road. As the
hungry beasts continued to gain on him
an idea occurred to Mr. Mauston. lie was
prepared to shoot when the right time
came, but he happened to think of the
rabbits, and Ihen he knew that the fierce
pursuers were thoroughly aroused at the
smell of Wood, lie immediately lossed
lho rabbits oul into tlte road behind the
sleigh and In a moment Ihe pack was on
top of them growling and quarreling
fiercely. Mr. Mauston took advantage of
the compromise with the wolves to do
some tall driving. The horse fairly flew
and was only held. In .check jyhen a rough
It was a very short time the wolves required for devouring tho rabbits. Willi
appetites sharpened by the luncheon they
eame again with fresh howls and more
vigorous voice. They displayed excellent
sets of teeth as they drew nearer and
nearer to the sleigh and llnally were loss
than ID" feet behind. The dog under the
sleigh emitted canine shrieks, which in-
dleated ho had given himself up fur lost,
Mr, Mauston thought it was lime to open
the fireworks. He dropped the reins and
let the horse exercise his own judgment,
drew ills gun up and tired at the spot
where the wolves wore closest together.
One of the pack was hit hard and was
promptly set upon and torn to pieces by
his comrades. Mere was another delay
for the pack, which was taken advantage
of by the now desperate driver. He fired
again and again as the sleigh drew away
from the detained pursuers.
Mr. .Mansion was now aboul a mile
from Aitkin and he felt that ho could
make it if the horse held up. The animal was reeking with perspiration and
of the wolves was heard, but the animals
did not again approach close to the sleigh
as the outskirts of the town had boen
the recent proclamation of ex-President
Cleveland setting aside land in Montana,
Idaho and Washington for forest reserve .
It was not the mere sotting aside ol the
land as public reserves that attracted the
attention and discussion among the members of the association, hut the manner
in whicli the land was to be reserved.
As the members of the association understand It, the bill precludes the use of any
limber within the restricted tract, and
also requires the cessation of all mining.
The enormity and sweeping nature of
this bill can not bo fully eomnrehonded
until some comparisons are made and
the number of square miles of territory
involved is set before tho eye. In the
three states named 81,879,400 acres are set
aside. This Is a greater area than that
eomprls-d hy the entire states of Massachusetts, T.imiie island, Connecticut, New
Jersey and Delaware, whoso total anas
amount to only 28,885 square miles. The
total nrca of Montana Is 145,810 square
miles, reserve 7032; total area of Idaho
M.2110, reserve QSS4; total area of Washington 86,880 square miles, out of which
the recent bill would reserve 12,",R7 square
miles, or one-fifth of the whole slate.
This mammoth reserve In this state, the
mining men have figured out, will take
ln one-half of all mineral laud and more
than one-half of all Umber land. Whin
the boundaries of the different bodies of
land reserved In the state aro almost loo
indefinite lo determine just how great the
acreage will be, it is safe to say that the
Olympic reserve alone embraces tho entire
Olympic range of mountains, and will
contain 2.1SS.OO0 acres, or 3420 square miles,
or more than the area of two of the eastern states named In the above list.
The Rainier reserve embraces 8,234,880
acres, or 3492 square miles, and will include a wonderfully rich mineral area, a
portion of which is the St. Helens district. The portion known as the Washington reserve extends from tho Canadian boundary lino to below tbe 48th degree of latitude, and extends east and
west from the 120th degree west longitude
tn nearly the 122d degree, and embraces
all tho best mineral districts of the four
leading mineral bearing counties of the
state. Whatcom, Skagit and Snohomish
counties and all of Okanogan county except a strip from about 10 miles west of
the Okanogan river eastward and south
of a lino about 10 miles up Lake Chelan
lo the summit of the Cascades. It embraces 8,504,247 acres, or 5475 square miles.
Tho lb-lost River reserve, also In this
state, embraces 02.11)0 acres, or 144 square
miles, and a rich mineral belt extends
through Us entire length.
In the areas described as the Priest
River and Bitter Root reserves the state
of Idaho will losse 6264 square miles of
her best mineral land.
Montana will contribute to tho reserve
1,882,400 acres, or 21G0 square miles, in the
Flathead reserve; 2.426.0S0 acres, or 371)2
square miles, in the Lewis and Clarke
reserve, and 1191.200 acres, or 1080 square
miles, In the Bitter Root reserve, all being land located In the western or mountainous portion of that state, and celebrated as the best and most promising
minora! section in the state.
The members of the minors' association
say that this wholesale reserving of land
is a nonsensical outrage, and they propose to take stops toward defeating it
by congress. If they had been allowed to
continue their mining, even with restricl-
mucii,  if any, complaint.
L. K. Armstrong, who Is an authority
on forestry and mineral laws, and who
has mado a close personal study of the
plans of tho National Forestry association to preserve some of the finer forests
ln  the  west,  said yesterday:
"I certainly admire the efforts of the
government to preserve sonic of our noblest forests ln lhe west from devastation
Thoy are wisely preparing beforehand to
avoid the disastrous results that have followed the promiscuous cutting of timber
in the eastern states. But they have
made a sad mistake hy excluding mining
and withholding tho timber from domestic
uses. I would have been In favor of reserving these vast tracts and appointing
a warden to look after the government's
interests. I would have this warden re
port to the surveyor general or the for
eslry bureau. By offering a small reward
any citizen would willingly report any infringement of tho law. For my part I
can not see what harm mining would
do to the reserve, and I think it was
foolish to flx the new bill to read so that
it must necessarily exclude the mining interests, one of the chief interests in the
most promising states in the entire northwest.
Mr. Armstrong lias prepared an interesting article on this subject, which will
soon appear ln one of the leading eastern
mining and engineering publications,
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I'-M-pl'-  Then-   \\ ish  They  Had  Kept
Their   Gravel.
Toronto Evening Star; The pavement
in Gloucester street is an objeel lesson for
those citizens who, a few years ago, tore
up similar roadways and had cedar block
pavements laid Instead. At that time
Gloucester street was a good roadway,
and is as good as ever today, while the
blocks that replaced pavements equally
as good as that on Gloucester street are
worn like corduroy, unsightly and unsafe.
The pavement In Gloucester street was
put down 83 years ago, and consisted
simply of a quantity of gravel spread out,
and rolled only as vehicles passed over It
— a primitive method, though the*-result
h.iH been mose excellent, ln the 22 years
of its existence the road lias had no repair beyond thai made by Commissioner
Jones live years ago. when he re-topped
it with two Inches of gravel at a trifling
cost. And yet tho road is superior to any
block pavement in Toronto, and is really
a Urst class pavement.
In tiiis way it should he postble for the
city to solve the problem of paving many
sireets in tho suburbs, whero the property owners are unwilling to add to their
burdens the cost of brick or asphalt.
Gravel can be obtained cheaply, and, with
the aid of the steam rollers, a good pavement can be secured at a moderate rate
—a pavement cheap to lay and cheap to
maintain,  and  giving excellent service.
It  Depends  <>n   ili<-  Direction.
"I don't believe II is b„™i for Johnnie tt
carry a cold lunch to school,  do you, doctor?"
"What does he carry?"
"Five hard boiled  eggs and  a mince pie."
"That's all   rlElit."
"Don't you think it hurts him to curry a
luneli  to school?"
"No. Carrying It home is where the hurl
femes in."—Cleveland l'lnln Dealer.
vV CIiimi- HNtlmiite.
During tho American revolution an English
magazine published an estimate of the future
population of the North American colonies.
PlaclnB the population then at 2.000,000. and
assuming that it would double Itself every 2.',
years, the writer estimated that in the year
P.90 the number would have Increased to 04,-
000.000. This may be taken as a most remarkable prophecy, Inasmuch as the census of 1S90
fixes the total  population at 62,628,260.
P. M.  <;ri-iK\s  of  Kewiuiee  is  Given
$200,000  in  nn   Odd  Way.
P. M. Griggs, a prominent merchant of
Kewanee, 111., has been made the legatee
of a fortune of $200,000 ln an extraordinary
way. He has not yet come- into possession of the money, but there is no
doubt he will If the story which lie relates, and which is corroborated by pipers, is true.
Tho other morning Mr. Griggs received
a letter from Spain purporting to come
from a Catholic priest named Carlos Fig-
uerro. While on board a vessel bound
from Cuba for Barcelona, Spain, writes
the priest, he became acquainted with an
American named Morton. Morton was in
poor health, and had Intended to sail for
New York, but Captain General Wcyler
had Issued orders for his arrest, and he
was glad to obtain passage for Spam.
Morton became seriously ill and died on
board. Before dying, however, he mad''
a confession to the priest, In which be
stated that ln a secret compartment of
bis trunk was $200,000. which amount he
left to Mr. Griggs, and asked tbo pries;
to forward it to that gentleman. After
lhe death of .Morton, tlie priest, with
the aid of Morton's servant, gained .«'■
cess to the trunk, ami un opening it
found tlio hidden money. But unfortunately, whin the boat touched at Barcelona the servant, named Polmez, was arrested and tbo trunk confiscated.
Father Flguerro urges  Mr.  Griggs  io
come to Barcelona at once, und gives tho
following directions:
First, bring documents Identifying him
self; second, observe silence after Ids arrival In Barcolonia; third, cable from
New York tile day uf his departure;
fourth, telegraph him from the lirst European port his ship enters. The telegrams are lo he sent to tlie priest's brother, Diego Flguerro, whose address is Car*
relora Real 270, Sans Harcelonia. The
priest also forwarded, under a separate
envelope, an account, giving details ol
the arrest of the servant, Alfordo Pelpiez
and a statement by the judge and olli
clal secretary, saying tbe man was in
jail in default of $3000 bail.
All*. Griggs hardly knows what lo
Ihink of the story. He has several theories, He formerly lived in Georgia and
lor many years was a prominent merchant at Madison, that stale. Many people have gone from that section of the
state to Cuba of recent years, and he
lliinks perhaps one of his relatives was
the man who died on board the vesse
or one of his friends who wished him to
act as executor. He never knew, however.
that any of his relatives there had amassed any considerable wealth, and believes
if such was the case that it was during
the  revolutionary  period.
Mr. Griggs has not yet decided upon
his plan of procedure. Ho will probably
cable authorities at Barcelona before doing anything definite. His friends are
inclined to believe he ia about to cone
into the best fortune of his life.
The life saving service of the United | KING'S WIFE IN A WORKHOUSE.
Slates government is now experimenting wiili a decidedly new idea In lifelines,
the results of which aro proving highly
Important, Il is among tbe probabilities of
tlie near future that the crews of vessels
wrecked within the range of the llfesav-
Ing stations will be able to see the line-
shot to them from the mortar from the
lime it starts on Its career until It reaches  them.
This marked addition to the chances of
Sml   Story   «>t' ii   it .-li 1   Woman   nud
Her  Wretched End.
Fellows    Aeur    Jol-nt-oii     City,
Meet in n Cave.
the C. I'
Several  New  Improvcment*-
ii. Intend Making:.
In nn interview with a Herald reporter
recently 1-1. Abbott, general superintendent of the Pacilic division of the Canadian
l'aellie railway, gave some interesting in-
IV rmation regarding tlte improvements
tile company Intend making at Revelstoke. says tbe Revelstoke Herald. A
large hotel is to be built on the lirst
bench behind the stntlon. which will cost
aboul 826,000. A new freight shed and
bonded warehouse will also bo built between the present depot and tho river,
wllh font* or live miles of additional sidings, should tiring railway facilities up
wllh the Increasing demand. There will
also be a considerable increase of accommodation and hands at the shops, even It
Ibe present shops are kept at Ponald. In
expressing himself for the company. Mr.
Abbotl said they were anxious to put a
steamer on tin- Columbia between Downlo
creek and Revelstoke, but until the obstructions were removed It would not be
sale. Arrangements arc being made to
ship agricultural products from the territories straight through to Rossland nnd
other Kootenay points, without transfer
or handling. If the increasing traffic demands it, n local dally passenger will be
run from the coast lo Arrowhead In 15
Bones iu u  Silver  Vein.
If the find of a Colorado silver miner, made
half o dozen years ago, be tnken Into account, there Is but Utile doubt that the human
race existed on this continent iih lone ago as
the time when lhe silver veins were in process
of formation. In the Rocky Point mine, nt
Oilman, 400 feet below the surface a number
of human bones were found imbedded In the
silver-bearing ore. When tnken out over $100
worth of tbe ore still clung to the bones. An
arrowhead made of tempered copper nnd four
Inches long, was also found with the remains.
Operators Protest.
The telegraph operators of Milan have formally protested against the employment of
women as operators, on tlie grounds that they
are Insufficiently educated, get lower wages
and Increase the already excessive competition.
Short  Hushes nt Thnt.
Perry Pntetle—"Don't you ,"lsh we lived In
a country where grub and booze growed on tbe
Weary Watson— "Naw. I'd rnther It growed
on bushes. Trees would have to be climbed."
—Cincinnati Enquirer.
(Jiiiiic-  ns   Played   hy
Society Womeif,
Hockey has come lo be tlie most popular sport In New York. Golf and bicycle
are forgotten and for tin- sportive young
members of the 400, al least, there is practically but one form of diversion, says
the New York World. Not that hockey
has suddenly become either scientific or
dignified, for the present development
shows no more of science or of dignity
than does the game as played by light-
footed gamins on a frozen puddle. But it
has been discovered that hockey is a pursuit admirably adapted to the requirements of indoor skating and as a result
it has been taken up with a fervor which
should make oyclomanlacs tremble for
the future of their sport.
The method of procedure at a meeting
of the hockey club is something like this:
hockey club is composed entirely of girls,
whose president, an efficient young woman, who has probably been the favorite
at some ball the night before, musters
her well practiced team, divides it into
two opposing teams, and the fray begins.
Fach Is armed with tbe very simple instrument known as a hockey slick, which
is a long cane witli a hooked end, and
each fixes her eyes on the ball with a look
that means victory or death.
The two goals are stationed at opposite
ends of the rink; tlie two teams place
themselves In readiness; the order to
start is given in a sharp, clear voice, ami
the game is in progress in less time and
with less disturbance than ono accustomed to the workings of women's clubs of
ono sort and another would dare to hop
Then begins the scramble. The effort
to got the ball into the desired goal Is
kept up with an enthusiasm anil vigor
which are audible at a considerable distance, and which result in a very short
iimo ln a knotted, wriggling, struggling
mass of girls, In Hying hairpins, tousled
iiair, wide-open coats, miscellaneously
distributed tumbles and a scene of hilarity
that is really delightful to witness. Some
times the game is finished, and sometimes, when the tangle becomes too close
and complicated for undoing, it Is not.
But in either ease there Is the most violent variety of good time and an enthusiasm for hockey which will most reluctantly dwindle when spring banishes
the thought of ice and snow.
At present the hockey headquarters are
at the St. Nicholas skating rink, where
society has skated this winter as it never
skated before, in order more satisfactorily io follow out the new sport a hockey club has boen formed which meets religiously  at the rink  twice a week.
HE      LOVED      A      CHORUS      GIRL.
Hut  Wns Afr-ii-l She   Wits  Ton  Vo-in*-;
lo   IU-  nil   the  StUffe,
He was a chappy. He was very new.
He went to tlie comic opera. He saw a
girl In lhe chorus, Bang! He was hard
hit, says tho New York Journal. "How
divinely beautiful and bow young!" These
werehis thoughts, lie could give his heart
to such a one, and sit there night after
night drinking In Ihe ravishing beatilv of
her eyes, her lips, her hair. How girlishly beautiful she was. Oil, horrors! Disquieting thought. What If the tie,]/
society robbed him of his bliss by forbidding her to play until site were Hie proper
age?   Infernal meddlers!   »   »   ♦
Tho performance over, he hastened
around to the stage door to awnll the
exit of his divinity. At least once before
ihe Gerry society stopped her he would
tell her how he admired her. He would
ask her to hurry and grow older thai she
might again face tho stage, lie watched
the girls como out, but she was nol
among them. At last he asked the gruff
old doorkeeper If she had departed by another exit. He described her costume
her eyes, her lips, her hair. The old man
knew her. "No, she lias not gone yet,"
said the man. "She always waits for
me." Heavens! Could this slip of a girl
he married? And to him? No, absurd!
The young man found speech.
"What, are you her father?"
"No,"   said   tho  old   doorkeepe
ently.    She  is my  mother."
The young man went afar off.
"I wonder," said the young man, "whether
there Is much money to be made by writing
"Some, perhaps," replied the professional
amanuensis, "but not as much as by typewriting them."—Washington  Star.
A  HopelcNH   CilMe.
Mack—"Why did Mrs. Strongmlnd's relatives
contest her will?
Wyld—They claim she wns unduly Influenced
by  her husband.
Mnek—They couldn't hnve known her very
well.—New York Truth.
the Invention of Reuben H. Plass of
Brooklyn. N. Y. Mr. Plass will be remembered as the Inventor of a system ot maritime ocean buoys, which It was Intended
should form a chain of communication by
means of cable and telephone between
America and Ulurope.
lu spite ol Un- magnllleenl work of liie
li.slaving corps of tlie government, and
regardless of tbe apparatus for the rendering of aid lo the shipwrecked which is
at their command, many a lite has been
lost i,y ibe Inability of the persons who
are clinging lo a wreck to sec the line
sliol at Ihem from I lie shore, or, if it
reached the rigging, lo tell just whero it
might be seized upon, As. lu sueh cases,
minutes means lives, lho Inability to see
and grasp the lifeline without the delay
of a second lias lessened Hi" population of
tbe earth by several in many, many instances.
The idea which Mr. I'lass has successfully evolved is to provide a lifeline which
omits a phosphorescent light of sufficient
luminosity to ho visible for a long distance immediately it leaves the mortal's
mouth and Is shot through the gale and
across the waves Io the wreck, ln the
past If it happened to be daylight when
the lifesavers were at work, they could,
by means of their glasses, tell whether or
no they had lajided a lifeline aboard tbe
wreck. 11 unfortunately happens, though,
that theinajorllyof wrecks occur at night
and therefore a luminous lifeline becom.is
an Invention of Hie lirst importance. By
its use ihe llfesaver can tell just exactly
what lias happened to the line. There
need be no more uncertainty.
.Mr. Plass is more than confident that
tlie final results of the experiments with
bis Invention will be tbe adoption of the
luminous lifeline by the government, lit
is a very practical sort of a man and not
at all given lo theorizing on possibilities
not warranted by facts. "The Idea of the
luminous lifeline was suggested to me,"
said Mr. Plass when questioned regarding
tlio mailer, "by reading an account of the
wreck of lhe bark Nason on the reefs of
Cape Cod a fow years ago. ln this case,
Ihe lifesavers shot a line out to the wreck
but could not tell for a long time, in fact
not till daylight, whether the line had
reached the bark or not. When daylight
came to show how the wreck had stood
lhe beating and the surging of the waves,
the men who composed the crew were
seen frozen in the rigging, while the line
which meant life to them all lay wltnln
their reach. They had not seen It. They
had been unable to lind it at all.
■■il seemed a great pity to me then that
such a thing as that should be and lhe
thought eame 'Why could not a line be so
constructed that it would be luminous.
Then  there never need be anything like
Ulc Iv-*..-, or lie- on  tbo Macon  for a Similar
cause. The theory was admirable, I was
firmly convinced, and ought to be carried
out. But just how to do this was a poser.
Of course phosphorus must of necessity
be a prominent factor in any such invention. The principal thing to find out was
how to make phosphorus stay on a cable.
Then again, the line in the process of being fired from the mortar and the dialing
it receives in the rigging of a wreck would
be apt to ignite the phosphorus. Phosphorus takes lire at a few degrees above
the temperature of the human body and It
would only be the natural result of the
friction caused by paying out the cable
rapidly to make the line ignite.
"Well, 1 worked along this line for a
long while but llnally I managed to male
a combination of chemicals with phos
Phot-us which I believe has entirely solved the problem. The exact figures at which
tbe solution of phosphorus the line
coaled with will ignite are 114 degrees
while the temperature of the body Is 9S de
grees. Sumner 1. Kimball, general su
Perlntondent of the United States lifesav
Ing service has been malting a thorougl
test of my Invention. He Is not quite
ready yet to give the result of his Investigations, but I am not feeling at all nor
vous because of anticipating that my in
vention will not be recommended to the
government for adoption
Persons who have never lived along the
coast or in tbe vlclnltyof theshoresof tbc
great lakes may lind it hard to realize the
lull measure of importance with which
Mr. Plass' invention is burdened. The lifeline is really tbe most Important and principal aid tu llfesaving; of which the government service can boast. More than 75
per cent of persons resr-ued from wrecks
arc saved primarily, if not directly,
through Hie lifeline.
Tho mortar from which the lifeline Is
shot Is of bronze with a smooth two and
one-half Inch bore, weighs with Its carriage 186 pounds, and carries a shot
weighing 17 pounds. This projectile Is a
solid, elongated cylinder, liy, Inches in
length. Into the base of tills Is screwed an
eye-holt for receiving the shotllne, Hie
holt projecting sufficiently beyond tho
muzzle ot the gun to protect the line from
being burned off in firing. When the gun
Is fired, Ihe weight and inertia of the line
cause the projectile to reverse.
In discharging the gun, any charge may
be used up to the maximum of six ounces.
There ure three sizes of lifelines In use by
lhe government llfesaving service. A
range of no", yards has been obtained witli
tlte large line under favorable circumstances, although it Is not strong enough
to sustain the hauling of what Is called
a whip line, or the line which gives the
victims of storm and wreck Immediate
aid and support ln getting ashore.
It is estimated that the luminous lifeline of Mr. Plass will be visible with as
much distinctness as if the light wero
omitted from a 56 candle power electric
bulb. In that way, unless the storm were
too dense, the line would be visible its entire length from shore to wreck and the
watchers on the beach could tell just
what progress towards safety was being
made by those whose lives they were
striving to save.
Tlie romances of the London workhouses would form a thrilling and pathetic record, and for sad vicissitudes and
ill luck few cases could surpass that of
an inmate of one of these poorhouses who
has recently passed away. A lady visiting
the Institution was struck by the evident
saving the lives of shipwrecked seamen is j refinement of an elderly woman in the In*
lirmary, who was a Norwegian by birth,
but who spoke English and other languages fluently. She had all the beaux restes
of a very lovely woman, which years of
poverty and ill health could not destroy.
She was very reticent as regarded her
past, but was so evidently a gentlewoman
that tbe sympathetic visitor exerted herself to obtain admission for the invalid
into a home for tbc dying, in which sic
might puss Iter last days ln peace and
amid congenial surroundings.
Before her death the stranger told her
story, and a strange and romantic one it
proved to be. Al 17 sho was informed by
her parents that she was to be married,
and although she had no voice ln the
matter nothing could have boen more satisfactory. Her husband was handsome,
cultured and devoted. They lived In a
charming country house, surrounded by
every luxury, and four children were born
to the couple. The only drawback to tho
perfect happiness of the young wife were
tho long frequent absence of her husband,
Whloh he attributed lo business, but would
explain no further.
At last there came a day when the man
returned no more from his accustomed
journey, but sent his lawyer Instead, from
whom tbe bewildered and heart-broken
woman learned that her supposed husband was the king of ■ • and that, owing to pressing reasons, the liaison should
terminate. An adequate sum was settled
on her and the children, and, wishing to
break entirely with the past, she came to
live in London. After some years she
married an Englishman and shortly after
the king died, leaving a lump sum to her.
This money the husband got from her to
invest and ran off with the entire amount,
leaving bis unfortunate wife penniless.
She had never been trained to any sort of
work and things went from bad to wors?
until, utterly destitute and dying, she became an inmate of the workhouse.
One of the most fanciful lodges of the
Independent Order of Odd Fellows in the
state of Tennessee, outside of the cities,
Is Gap Creek lodge No. 72, which has for
Its lodgeroom a large cave in Carter
county, eight miles east of Johnson City.
So fascinating is the home of this lodge
that some of the order in nearby towns
have transferred their membership to it.
Gap Creek lodge has a membership of
75, and has been holding its meetings in
this cave now for over a year. The subterranean chamber is rented from the
owner, Dr. Nathaniel Ryder.
This strange lodgeroom is located in an
elevated strip of woodland. The entrance
to It faces the east, and on approac.nng
It presents a somber appearance. wliL'li
might be considered typical of mysteries
that are known only lo the hearts of a
faithful membership of a great secret order, From the outer doors one passes
down a stairway to the lirsl chamber, or
anteroom, This apartment is 14x18 feet,
and Is provided with all the necessary
equipment to make l| a desirable place In
Which to prepare candidates for initiation into the order. To the rear of this
chamber is a hallway, and 12 feel lower
down, with the floor slanting al an angle
of 45 degrees, Is the lodgeroom proper.
This chamber Is IXxiIO feet and the ceiling is some eight feet ln height. Viewed
through the entrance from without lho
rooms present a dark and mysterious appearance; sufficient light is nevertheless
reflected from the outside to penetrate
both the chambers. Taken altogether
these underground apartments are quaint
and striking quarters for a body of men
whose deliberations are secret.
A  Floating  City.
Bangkok, the capital of Slam, Is a floating
city, containing 70,000 houses each of which
floats on a  raft  of bamboo.
He Saw.
(Mike having been directed to go down
to the station and see when the next
train left. Is gone about two hours.) Perkins (anxiously)—Well, Mike?
Mike—Well, sor, I had to wait a long
time, sor; but it has just left.—Harper's
To accept good advice is but to increase
one's own ability.—Goethe.
Elociuencc is in the assembly, r.ot merely
In the speaker.—William Pitt.
Make life a ministry of love, and it will
always  be worth living.—Browning.
The devil never tempted a man whom
he found judiciously employed.—Spurgeon.
Waste of time is the most extravagant
and costly of all expenses.—Theophrastus.
Prosperity Is no Just scale; adversity is
the only balance to weigh friends.—
Spokane Falls & Northern
Nelson & Fort Sheppard,
Red Mountain Railways,
Leave. Arrive.
7:00 a. m Spokane 7:00 p. m.
10:30 a. m Rossland 3:25 p. m.
8:00 a. m Nelson 6:20 p. m.
Close connections at Nelson with steamers for Kaslo and all Kootenay Lake
Passengers for Kettle Rivor and Boundary Creok connect at Marcus with stape
•I.i Uy.
Kettle River Stage Line.
G. W. WILLIAMS, Manager.
:::FROM : : :
Marcus to Grand Forks, Greenwood, Anaconda,
Boundary Falls and Midway, B. C,
And ail Points on the Reservation.
Stages Leave Marcus on the Arrival of the Train.
Leave   Grajid  Forks 4:00 a. m.
Arrive Grand Forks  9*00 p. m.
Leave  Marcus 12 m.
Arrive Marcus 11:00 a.m.
Boundary Hotel
First Class Accommodation, Good   Stabling,   Terminus  ot
Stage Line from Mareui, Washington.
McAULEY & LUNDY,   -   -   -   -   Proorietors
Financial, : Mining : and : Real : Estate : Agcnti,
Investors Shown Claims by
an experi.nced man.
A Large List of Good Claims for Sale on Our Hands
|C. A. Jones,
House and Carriage Painting,
Plain and Decorative Paper
Hanging,   Kalsomin-ng, Etc.
Grand Forks and Greenwood City, B. C.
Prospector's : Livery, : Feed : and : Sale : Stables
Livery Teams,
Saddle and Pack Horses,
Ladies Saddle Horses.
Lemon  nnd  Orniitfe  Cultivation.
Lemon cultlvntlnn  Is said  to l>e 30 nor cent
more  profitable   tbnn  growing   oranges.
Teaming of all Kinds a Specialty. K<*M---<---->-»<»<K»-»-(----M^^ THE NARROW  ESCAPE OF A SAILOR.
I    Farm, Orchard and Range*
Experiments have proved that a steer
can put on one pound of llesh for every
seven pounds of good food given. While
this may be above the average, what lias
been obtained can under similar conditions be done again. One thing is certain,
however, and that 1b it Is only the improved breeds of good grades that will
make such gain, and if farmers would
only louk more to rapid gain, would
breed for it and feed for it, they would
make more money out of their stock. No
use llguring on scrubs at all, says the
Wisconsin Agriculturist.
it liiis also been shown that a-^inilch
cow can be fattened for beef ut ti years
old without actual loss, while one S years
old can not thus be disposed of. As no
one wants to feed off a good milker at
C years, this is certainly an argument
against   the  general  purpose  cow.
('Iran straw, cut up and moistened, und
mixed with bran and ground feed, cotton seed meal or oil meal, saves the hay.
It may be mixed to advantage with fodder. Corn and hay are too expensive for
the progressive farmer, and he has
learned that they are not always essential; lie saves all his straw well stacked
or stored or baled, ready for use.
Sell off the stock as soon as ready for
market, and do not keep them any longer
in vvl nter Quarters than is actually
necessary. It will be folly to carry over
any It will not pay to feed for gain, as
they will be none the better for being
thus kept.
In grinding food for fattening it can
usually be managed that the work be
done when It least interferes with other
farm duties. Cooking can not always be
so managed, and most farmers abandon
It, though convinced of Its advantages.
The actual work is not great, and every
feeder must decide for himself as to its
Much more and a very much better
class of live stock could be kept with
profit by the majority of our farmers,
and the system of cropping and selling
off the grain, straw and hay, and putting back nothing, is entirely wrong; it is
only a question of time when farms thus
treated will not produce enough to pay
the taxes thereon. Not one reason can
he given why the breeding of live stock
should   not   be   encouraged.
Some facts worth repeating are very
patent to the observing, enterprising
stockman. Scrub cattle will not pay,
because fed at u loss; they will not sell
at the top price at any time; they have
taken the same care as better ones, have
required a longer time to mature, and,
In consequence, have consumed more
First, heat; second, nature's alchemy for
producing cleanliness and providing for
growth. Thu fowl quits growing, but
feathers do not until ripe. When growth
of feather ceases it undergoes ripening,
and when that has been fully accomplished, it falls, as do fruits, nuts, leaves
The fruit ceases to grow larger, is a
long time in ripening, in many cases after
perceptible growth ceases, then falls.
After tlie fowl's feather has apparently
quit growing it still widens, lengthens,
hardens, hut very slowly at the last, then
ripens,  falls.
've-iUctlon   Tlint  the Arvn   Devoted  to
These CroiiM will  De  Bnlfl-rjred*
Colonics  Secured   In  the  Spring  Are
More Qiutlly Kept in Oroter.
A bulletin of the United States department of agriculture says: Spring is the
best time to establish an apiary, especially for a person unacquainted with the
practical care of bees. Colonies in good
condition secured then are more easily
kept in order by the novice than if purchased in the fall. Mistakes in management may possibly be remedied before the season closes and by the time
it is necessary to prepare for the winter
the learner will have gained a certain
amount of practical knowledge of the
nature and requirements of bees.
If the start be made late in the season,
mistakes, If they occur, may result fatally before the proper remedy can be
applied. The beginner had better obtain
his start by purchasing one or two colonics of pure Italian or Carnlolan bees in
accurately made frame hives and in lirst-
class condition. These he should get
from some bee master of repute near
his own place If possible, In order to
avoid expressage and possible damage
through long con linement of numerous
transfers. The cost per colony may be
$G lo $S; yet bees at this price will generally be found to he much cheaper" In
the end, for, though common bees in box
hives have frequently been obtained at
half price or less, the cost, when Anally
transferred into frame hives, fitted up
with straight combs, and the common
queens replaced by Italians or Carniol-
ans, will not be less. The possession of a
colony already in prime working order
gives the novice a standard with which
to compare all others and often enables
him  to avoid costly  experiments.
Another plan, also commendable, Is to
agree with some neighboring beekeeper
to deliver as many first swarms on the
day they Issue as are wanted. These
will give the right start if placed, as
soon as received, in hives with foundation starters and the frames properly
spaced, one and three-eighths inches
from center to center, it being understood that tiie swarms are early and
prime ones with vigorous queens. Only
those Issuing from colonies that have
swarmed the year before or from such
as were themselves second swarms of
the previous year should bo accepted.
Swarms from these will have queens
not over one year old.
It is better to have queens of the current year's raising, but these can only
be obtained by taking the second or third
swarms from a given hive, which come
later and are smaller, or hy substituting
young queens for those that come with
the swarms.
The West Coast Trade says In reference to crop prediction In the state of
"The area devoted to oats nnd potatoes
will he enlarged, as the natural sequence
of the season of good juices which has
been experienced for tho lWifi crop, and
the same is true of other branches of
agriculture, save a probable falling off
In the available stocks of hogs and cattle for marketing next fall, owing to the
present process of depletion for the local
and eastern market, and on the whole
the amount of produce which the farms
of Washington will yield in 1897 Is practically certain to exceed the best previous crop year by a very large margin,
calling for renewed efforts in establishing our products In markets which afford
a return of cash or interchange of commodities."
They Tnlce the Mail to  tlie Train  on
Horsemen and others interested in the
problem of how much a horse is capable
of learning and how acute are their senses
were greatly surprised yesterday by an
act of the two large Norman norses which
are driven to one of a transfer company's
wagons at Anderson, Ind., says the Indianapolis Journal. Several nights ago
the driver went to sleep and forgot that
he had the mail to deliver at the Panhandle for the Chicago-bound train. The
horses became very uneasy about 10
minutes before train time, and after waiting ulitil within live minutes of train time
they started off on a run to the post olliee,
drawing up next to the door.
The night clerk did not notice that there
was no driver and pitched in the mail
pouches hurriedly. The horses then started off on a dead run for the depot and arrived just in time for the excited buss-
man, who had awakened, to throw in the
mail. The incident was kept quiet at the
time, and as it happened at night this was
an easy matter, but yesterday the same
thing happened. The driver was late,
and awaiting until they saw the hands
of the clock on the court house were getting too near the train time, the horses
started off, made not only their previous
rounds, but this time made the calls at
all of the hotels, where many passengers
who did not notice the driver was missing got in hurriedly. They were deposited safely at the depot Just in time for
their train. This Incident attracted a
great deal of attention and admiration.
The animals are beauties and there are
but few Andersonians who would not be
content to risk their lives behind them
without any driver. The question which
arises Is as to whether the horses were
able to tell time by the clock, or whether
It was their keen perceptive qualities that
bad been trained down by constant service. At all events, horsemen consider
the performance as being remarkable.
The horses make about 20 trains a day on
different roads, and their performance is
therefore more remarkable than if they
only made one train, and only at one depot. It is quite likely that they will be
given a test of maklnug the trains voluntarily for one day, and if successfully
done—and but few doubt that they will
do it right—Anderson may have quite a
novelty for traveling men, who wish to
take a little risk, which, after all, will not
be a risk.
Fowl   Fed   ii n (1   < a re (I   Fo r   So   n m   to
HfiNten or Itetnrd the ProeeuM*
A correspondent of the Rural Call-
fornian, In discussing the question of
moulting,   says:
The cockerel and the pullet moult twice
during the lirst 12 months, after tint
but once a year. The "old one" knows
this full well! there are many, however,
who keep fowls who do not know It.
Many an amateur has condemned a
Light Brahma cockerel before putting on
his fowl plumage because he did not know
that the hackle would come with a nice
lacing to center stripe; the pullet has
been cooked because of "smutty neck, '
when, had she been allowed to come
to moult she would have shown admirable feather. The same is true of Hrown
Leghorns, Rocks, Mluorcas—they usually
put on better garb, if they have been
properly mated, at second furnishing. If
you will notice it, the web of feather of
the furnished chick is closer of tibre and
of greater brilliancy than the unfurnished one. Through a long year of sun, rain,
service as generators, incubators and
layers, fowls become stained, the plumage becomes split or broken and "chipped." The new plumage takes the place
of the worn out dirty garb, and the fowls
look much better, as newly polished furniture appears new and bright. The annual shedding Is not a drain upon the
bird's system; it Is nature's provision for
rejuvenating, as it were. But the new
growth is a tax upon the organism that
must be compensated for In some way.
I have heard poultrymen say: "I keep
my hens laying right through moult as
long as possible." Such fellows are cruel;
they Injure their fowls, and thus injure
themselves—at least  their business.
The domestic fowl may be fed and
cared for so as to hasten Its moult or
delay it. The old show men are on to
this, and usually have their birds in trim
at about the right time.
But why do fowls moult? Why does a
horse shed his hair? Why does a snake
shed its skin?   A tree its leaves?
"What causes moulting of fowl feathers?
The old feather becomes dead. At skin
end of quill there is no scrum or blood;
the   follicle  Is   dry.    What   causes   this?
Ovtes   II Ih    Life   to   :i    Sit dimMihIi    That
St:>h'ie<! an Approaching Shark,
"Speakinp nf womlt'ii'ul ad ventures." Bald
the retireil sea captain to a reporter <>f tbe
New Orlennn Times-Democrat. "I doubt ft anything ever was moro wonderful than tlio une
I'm going to cell you. It happened a good
many years ago, but that doesn't alter ltn excellence nor Interfere with it.-* truth. I was
first mat.' on the Lovely Lou of Bangor and
we had he.>n on our way to South America
for about four weeks. Tin* wind had lefl
the ship during ih.- lasl -lay of this period
and we were dipping our peak to a lolling
.swell thai He.-nied to come from nowhere and
return to the mine place without making a
ripple on the blue surface of the ooean. The
sails were all set „n.l their mIhkIowh fell cleai
Upon    the   glassy    surface,    hut   where   th-   sun
fell the water wan as clear as crysfaL We
were well within the tropics then and several
big sharks had been seen playing about the
vcHsel. - Suddenly there came a splash and
i to where 1 was standing on Ihe
rying that one nf the Bailors had
tumhled overboard. The Luu had no way
and 1 laughed at tha Idea of him drowning,
telling the cook to throw him a rope, and
walking   to   the   rnll   aa   I   did   Ho.     The   sailor
Bwlmming   aboul   the   quarter   enjoying
the  cook
poop deck,
his bath when I suddenly
biaek (in make its appe
yards or ho  from  the xhii
rope and   aw   I   felled   [ him
ward   tho   sailor,    cutting
knife.     I   knew   that   unle
sa W
juh'kly he would l>
rushed to the cabin grating
Seizing a piece of rope,  i has
Just   In   time   to  see   the   form
shark  turn on  Its side to boIz
he  did  so  there  wns  au   Inste
long   brown    body     and   then
slushed   into   u   sea   of   yeasty
Beamingly being in  trouble,
and in a moment the Bailor wi
his   wits,   hut
mre   a    hundred
i yelled  for the
the til] move tola water like a
the     man     was
ided ti
able   to   set
by   a   hirg
through  th
the water
thai the sh
jllWH   Of   th
devoured, ami
to get ;, line,
■■nod to the rail
of an Immense
the sailor. As
a  glimpse of a
the   water   was
• •am.   the  Hhark
throw the Una
r was aboard, Beared
fa and sound, The
still continuing, we
nd directly we were
rk had been pinned
he sword running
llsh in such n  man
ning ih.
the  fish
Whether   the   shark's   antagonist    had
nteiy attacked tbe shark we know
Its timely and unexpected appearance saved
tin.' sailor's life beyond a doubt, as another instant would have set the teeth of the shark
Into the body of the man. We managed to release the BWord from tho shark and killed the
latter, letting the other go free, it was a
narrow squeak,  I tell you."
Goldbeater**' Toole « ml Cooka' Cape
ns   in    A iiclent   'I'i men.
In almost every kind of trade known to
man the years have brought manifold
changes In the way of tools, improved machinery, advanced ideas as to the manipulation of material and numberless aids
from the fields of science, the workshop
of the chemist, the Inventor and the artist. But there i.s one trade In which no
advance has been made and that is In the
goldbeater's trade. The same tools and
the same appliances are used now as in
the days when Solomon built his '.emple
and the art nourished in ancient times.
When Tyre and Sidon ruled the seas,
when Carthage disputed with Rome th-.;
supremacy of the world, the goldbeaters
of those days worked with the same Implements as those used nowadays. It is
a very singular thing that in all this endless change, this rearranging and shifting, the goldbeaters' trade should still
be conducted on Its ancient basis and
stand primitive In relations to the other
trades and arts that have progressed so
steadily and importantly. Another curious feature of the trades Is the badge
of the cook's cap. it Is the same cap
nowadays as the cap worn by the cooks
who served up nightingales' brains for
Lucullus, Vitillius and the Roman epicures. The cooks of the days of Shake-
speare, of Charlemagne, of all ancient
time, wore the same shaped headgear--
the inevitable cook's cap that the chef
of a fashionable modern hotel wears. The
times change and people ohang-o with
them, but in the labyrluthian moving and
changing It must be remembered thai
there still exists two symbols sent down
through the ages as they were In the beginning.
He told the girl to her he'd fly,
Her tart reply was great;
She said he'd be a fool to try,
When he couldn't even skate.
—Detroit Free Press.
# #   #
"Is golf a difficult game?"
"I think not, judging by some of the
people who play It."—Puck.
# #   *
"An article of some value has been
found," said the chairman of the meeting. "Who has lost anything?"
"I," answered several voices,
"That's right," responded the chairman,
looking somewhat perplexed. "It's a
glass eye, but you couldn't all of you have
lost It. Stand up and let me look at you."
—Chicago Tribune.
# *   *
Hobson—I've seen a drop of water run
an electric light plant, mills and	
Dobson—Where did you see a drop of
water do that?
HobBon—At Niagara Falls.—New York
Commercial Advertiser.
# #   #
First  Newspaper  Man—I   hear  Jenkins
has lost his position. What was the
Second Newspaper Man—Me ran in that
poem beginning, "I would not live alway,"
and forgot to say at the top that it was
President Lincoln's favorite poem..
First Newspaper Man—Poor chap! He
must be getting dopy!—New York Press.
# #   *
The Gentleman From Kentucky—Is this
a good article of writing papah, sah?
The Salesman—You can judge by the
water mark.
The Kentucklan—Water mark, sah? No,
sah. Show me something else, sah,—
Plain Dealer.
-ft   -ft   #
"How long have you been on this
route?" asked the drummer of the conductor on a primitive southern railro.td.
"Ten yeahs, suh."
"Indeed? You must have gotten on several miles south of where I did."—Free
Miss Minnie F. Clay has been appointed captain of a steamer on Lake Sebago,
Me. She passed the examination for
pilot  and   navigator. »
Only two presidents were born between
April and October. The record by months
is as follows; January, 2; February, 3;
March, 4; April, 4; July, 1; August, 1; October, 3; November, 4; December, 2.
Tolstoi's manuscript is full of interlineations and erasures, and the handwriting is small, (ine and hard to read. The
countess transcribes It for the printer,
and one year, it is said, she made 15 copies
of one of her husband's books.
Zola refreshes himself by inspecting and
superintending his property and workmen.
He Is thoroughly happy in the midst of
brick and mortar, and enjoys nothing
more than the sound of hammers. A cies-
ta every day has been a lifelong habit.
It is not generally known that President-elect McKlnley owns a farm of 103
acres located 20 miles from Canton, near
the junction of Carroll, Stark and Columbiana counties, Ohio. He was prosecuting
attorney of Stark county when he secured possession of tin' property. A man
mimed Adams manages the farm and di-
vldes the profits with the owner.
The lengthening list of those who have
paid too dearly for success or fame has
In the last few days included the names cl
Munkacsy, now paralytic; of Griffin,
dead by bis own hand; nf Albert Ross,
the novelist, and Stelnitz the chess player,
both insane. With all of them a lesser
measure of success might have meant a
greater measure of happiness.
General "Jo" Shelby left, a most Interesting collection of relics of thu confederacy. One of his prized possessions was
a daguerreotype of three hoys - Shelby
himself, Frank Blair and li. Grata Brown.
It will he recalled that Shelby's mother
was rich and generous, and when she sent
her son to school In Philadelphia she senl
the other boys, who were poor, along With
It is told of Mine. Melba that she
recently a present of a cigarette cas
one of her teachers with this letter:
you remember teaching a little girl
harmonium at Leigh house, Richnn
If you do remember her, i wonder if you
know that I was that naughty little giil
How frightened I wns of you, and yet vou
were very kind. I am just off to America.
I may go to South America from May till
August next year, for which I shall re
celve £40,000. Not bad for an Australian,
Is it?"
e   It)
ind 7
Paid For.
"Mrs.   Cumrox's   children   seem   to   be   vi
fond of their school," remarked one woman.
"What makes you think so?"
"They aro always speaking of their 'dear
teacher.' "
"Oh, Mr. CumroX Insists on thnt. He says
thnt considering how much he pays for extra
tuition  It's only  proper." Waflhlntfton  Star.
The state of Arkansas claims to be first In
the south In tbe production of small fruits and
apples, first in the Union in quality of uncut
timber, second in the Union in coal, and second in the number of acres required to produce a standard hale of cotton, .Louisiana being  lirst.  but only  slightly  In  the  lead.
ClirlMtlnn  HrotlierH.
A general chapter of the Christian Brothers
(Kiimnn Catholic) will soon be held in Paris
to elect a successor to the late Brother Joseph,   superior general of the order.
|    Stories About Animals.    |
J+++-*.4-*-t**>$**> &g&&w*##X#>$$>
Aimusi every day newspaper readers
see a paragraph telling how the government takes '-ar«' of old Comanche. Custer's horse, the only survivor uf the Custer massacre. The paragraph always
tells how by Bpecial order uf the military
authorities, Comanche is provided with ■ <
comfortable stall, fitted up especially for
'him, 'ui; in Dakota. No one, so the story
goes, is permitted to ride him, and he is
not allowed lo do any work whatever.
Then, as one writer put it feelingly a
few days ago: "Riddled with bullets and
scarred by saber wounds, his body speaks
eloquently of the perilous duty once perform.*d in his 22 years of service under
the government, Me will go down to history holding about as proud a place as
thai accorded to the gal lent l.laek charger
which once brought General Sheridan lo
the Held iii time io save the battle from
Winchester, 20 miles away "
Once all ihts might have been said with
every Indication of truth. Tin- paragraph,
however, whh various additions and
changes, has made the grand rounds of
the newspapers Just aa regularly as the
good old sea serpent story. Still there
miisi [), an end to all Kilties and the
Comanche paragraph ought to be ended
after this letter:
"Lawrence, Kan.—To the Editor: I mail
you today picture of Comanche as he appeared in life. We do not possess any
photograph of him as he appeared in his
Stall. He died from old age at Fori Riley,
Kan., November 7. 1891, and was :il years
old. He belonged lo I be Seventh regiment of United Stales cavalry and was
eared for with great tenderness by the
regiment. Upon ins death, he was skinned and mounted by Professor Dye he of
this university and placed in our museum.
■'I''. II. SNOW,
"Chancellor  University   of   Kansas."
Thus ii will he seen that according to
the newspapers, Comanche, though dead,
si ill llveth. Perhaps it is because the
man who writes the paragraph has not
yet learned to distinguish between a
stuffed ami live animal.
\liont   Owney   At-vniii.
The must traveled dog In the world, of
the dogs who I ravel of their own accord,
is Owney, whom everybody knows that is
connected with ihe transportation of the
United Slates mail. Loved by thousands,
Owney has no home, because be does not
waul any. lie prefers a lit.' on (he rail
and a home in lhe postal ear to ibe best
home thai any dog ever had that remained stationary, He is a medium sized
Scotch terrier, and there are as many
tags and plates fastened to his collar
.i\t'i telling of his travels, as there arc-
labels on a trunk which has made the
rounds of the continental hotels.
Once upon a time Owney was the property of a postal clerk who ran into Albany, i\\ V. Occasionally Ihe clerk would
lend lhe dog to a brother route ageni anil
thus Owney commenced to travel. His
trips grew more and more frequent, and.
llnally he started off on a tour of his own.
He has continued to tour ever since.
Owney seems to hear a charmed life, for,
in a disastrous railway accident which
look place mar Bradfordsvllle, Ind..
Owney and two clerks were the only cues
who escaped death, Owney lost an eye
In this affair and since then thai sunny
disposition that compassed him about in
previous years lias been largely clouded.
owney looks on the world with just half
the pleasure he did before he sacrificed
bis eye mi ihe altar of travel. The postal
employes, however, cherish him fondly
and Owney can travel from Dan to Beer-
sheba If he wants to. and be sure of kindly treatment every inch of the way.
The Story of au  Htitfle.
An enormous eagle ornament
of Prank  Powell, at Medford,
a   savage   looking   bird,   and
measure seven  feet,  two  inclu
It  is
i     wings
from  tip
In ii  l>CHiu*rnti' Mood,
First Shade—I bear that you refused to ;m-
swen when you were called on to respond by
rapping  three  times.
Second Shade—Yes. The way I feel tonight
I wouldn't give a rap for the best medium on
earth.—Cincinnati Knuulrer.
Prediction   Discredited.
"The weather bureau predicts light snow,"
said Mrs. Cityman, reading from the newspaper.
"Well, I'll bet a cookie il will he dark hrown,
as usual," replied Mr. Cityman.—New v •■'
Lniirisciiiic   Gardening.
Justin Sackett, the noted landscape gardener who died the other day at Springfield,
Mass' being asked one day by ft friend how
he would plan a road up n certain hill, replied
with n twinkle In his eye, "I should turn In
some cows awhile and watch how they got
to tip. What is more, It has a history, for
every time -Mr. Powell looks at it he realizes that bin for the presence of mind of
his wife, his B-year-old son would be dead
somewhere—just where no one knows.
The story that clings to this eagle reminds one of the talcs that have come
over seas about tile liefee lammergeyer
of Switzerland. Not long ago the children and teacher at Miss Abbott's school
house near Medford, noticed what, even
high in the air, was seen to be a large
bird. No one paid particular attention to
il. hut it remained in the vicinity of the
school house all day,
In the afternoon, at the close of school,
Mr. Powell's little son, in company with
several other children, started home. All
of a sudden, one of the children noticed
the huge bird circling above them. They
ran for dear life to the Powell mill owned
by the father of the hero of this incident.
Just as the children reached the mill, the
eagle saw thai they were on tho verge of
escape from any attack he might make,
and he swooped down like a shot toward
B-year-old Frank Powell. Mrs. Powell
happened to be standing at the door of
the mill, and seizing the hatpin which
fastened her hai to her head, made a dash
nl the eagle jnsi as he attacked the hoy.
and running ii through his neck disabled
him so that he not only gave up the tight
but his life as well. It was no easy task
to engage In con flic I with a bird of this
size, imt Mrs. Powell did ii without a
tremor. The boy was unhurt. The eagle,
stuffed and mounted, is bul a memory '
a   narrowly averted  tragedy.
The ih'nr Trnpiied.
Love of million has just proved deadly
to a bear down in Williamsport, Pa. Bruin
caught sight of a butcher's wagon belonging to William Delong of ramniel. llclol-
lowed tho wagon up and presently caught
sight of a leg of mutton hanging on the
Inside. Tlie rear door of lhe wagon,
which was covered, was open, and bruin
calmly raised himself into the vehicle and
set to work to devour the mutton. Presently, however, one of his great paws
struck the lever that closes the door of
the wagon and In a second he was a prisoner. Between the seat of the driver of
the wagon and the interior of the vehicle
Is heavy glass. The hear set to work to
demolish this, and partially succeeded.
for he made a hole big enough to stick
his head out. He could gel no further and
Pelong succeeded in driving four miles to
Cammal. When the destination was
reached the hear was shot. He weighed
:!i)D pounds.
\ Knowing; iinu.
Thero Is a dog at Paris. Tex., who can
tell the time of day and calls his master
for breakfast every morning. He belongs
to II. C Peterson, a workman of the cotton seed mill al Paris. It is Nick's duty,
beside waking his master in the morning,
to take his dinner to him in a little pail
every day. Should Mrs. Peterson, by any
mischance, overlook the matter, the dog
is sure to remind her In proper timo, by
bringing the pall to her and urging her to
fill it.    At first It was supposed to be the
dog's tuition which enabled him to know
the hour, but he has many times been
seen watching the clock and once, w'hen
Mrs. Peterson set the hands ahead lo tesl
tbe matter, Nick brought the dinner pail
promptly on the stroke of 12, although in
reality it was only 11 o'clock.
Another IStttfle S tor y.
Another story of the viciousness of the
eagle comes from Rushvillc. Kan. Kail
llolzhauseii, a farmer of that place, went
out hunting near Lake Contrary tie- other
day. He left his horse for a time to go
after some game he fancied that he had
stirred up, and when he gut hack he
found an enorniuus eagle on the animal's
back, tearing It with Its talons and striking viciously with Us beak, the horse
meanwhile lighting back as best he could.
The eagle was rapidly getting the best of
the four footed victim when the farmer
took a hand himself and then a battle
royal ensued, in which tbe farmer's
clothes were badly torn and his face and
hands fearfully scratched by the vicious
attacks of the angry bird. The eagle kepi
up a continuous light on both horse and
man. Finally, the farmer succeeded In
shooting the bird aud took it home with
An OlTl'fl I'ri'.v.
The owl Is noted lur wisdom as every
one knows, bul as a fowl uf prey lor big
game be Is certainly enacting a new role.
The engineer of a Rig Four train-by liig
Four is meant Cleveland, Cincinnati, ''hi-
cago &, St. Louis railroad—says that while
near Greenshurg, Ind., he saw w!*at appeared to be a cow or a horse about lo
cross the rails almost directly In front of
the locomotive. Anticipating an accident,
he put on all brakes just as the engine
struck the object. As the jar was slight
and no damage done, he walked out on
the running or footboard, and discovered
what then looked like an eagle lying on
the cowcatcher. He picked up the object, carried it to the cab of his engine,
but could not make out what It was. although he was certain that It was nol an
eagle. Afterwards the passengers of 'he
train pronounced the bird to be an owl,
which measured nearly five feet from lip
to tip. Investigation proved that the owl
at the time he was struck, was draggi ig
along the ground a lamb that weighed
many pounds.
Adventure of n Bnurrovr.
Birds have all sorts of queer adventures, but perhaps what Is the oddest ano
of recent days Is that which befell a sparrow at Anderson, Ind. It liew Into -i
knife and bar factory and getting too near
a small wheel was sucked In. The workmen noticed it go into the wheel, bul
knowing that the cylinder was revolving
at a speed of 130 revolutions a minute,
took it for granted that the bird had bean
killed. When the factory shut down at
noon, the men were astonished to hear a
gentle chird from the wheel, and Io, there
was the sparrow as well as ever. They
found that the bird had clung to the
strengthening rod on tbe Inside ol" ihe
wheel and was In a semi-dazed condition.
They picked him up and put him on a
table, and from thence, after collecting
his wits, the little bird flew to freedom.
The wheel ln which the bird rode made
;tl,000 revolutions while it was upon It, and
so the tiny feathered creature traveled 73
and 8-10 miles, in the embrace of a fly
Froxen DueU,
There Is an old saying thai a duck can
find more odd things to do than any other
fowl, and this was exemplified a while
ago at Litchfield, Conn. While skating
off the city on a little pond. W. G, Wall-
bridge noticed a curious object in an ice
cake. Approaching it he found it to be a
species of wild duck that is known as a
fishcrow, from the shape and color of i's
head and bill. The breast and underwlng
surfaces were pure white. The altitude
of the bird in the Ice was one of arrested
motion. The wings were outspread, the
feet thrust back, and the head stretched
forward as in fiight.
When examined, after the ice had nv.dt-
ed, no wound of any kind was found in
the body. While In the Ice, only a portion
of the duck's back, about two inches, was
out of the cake, which was six inches
thick, clear and undisturbed, showing the
bird was frozen in during the congealing
of the entire surface and not in an air or
llsh hole.
.V Governor'H Do|f.
It is something of an honor to lie a
governor's dog, but there Is a canine out
in Missouri who Is entitled to fame from
not only that official standpoint, but b.r
reasons of his own making. Fritz, for
that is the dog's name, belongs to Governor Stevens of Missouri, or "Lon" Stevens, as he is known from Kansas to the
Mississippi river. The governor is a good
deal of a wonder in his way himself, and
the dog patterns after him. Before becoming governor, Mr. Stevens was state
treasurer, and to this day Fritz is not reconciled to the fact of his master changing from the treasurer's to the governor's
office. So he will go each day to the former place, climb Into the treasurer's eh dr
and howl dismally because of the change.
Some days ago, just before the governor was going to entertain a number of
state officials, four "trusties"—that :s,
convicts from the penitentiary who were
on their good behavior—all negroes, were
utilized to arrange the furniture l" the
parlors. Fritz exhibited a marked antipathy to the quartet, showing particular
dislike to one convict. The following day
it was found that $F.O worth of silver
plate was missing. Search of the prisoners' cells at Ihe penitentiary revealed tlie
fact that the negro convict whom Fritz
had disliked so thoroughly, had stolen lhe
silver and secreted it In his cell. There
are plenty of other Htories about Fritz,
and everyone of them goes to show that,
shall terrier though he Is. he possesses
more intelligence than many human beings.
Cats Are Thieves*
It is an accepted fact that eais are
thieves. There is one out in Pennsylvania, however, that is Ihe feline thief
par excellence. She steals anything thai
comes in her way. Not long ago bet-
owner, while at the dinner tabic, heard a
strange bumping on tho stairs. When he
investigated the noise, he discovered it
to be caused hy the cat, who was coming
down stairs holding the chain of a gold
watch in her mouth, and letting the
watch drag from stair to stair. It does
not seem to be a desire to appropriate
things to eat which actuates this queer
cat, but simply lhe wish to steal something. She is an eccentric creature withal and chooses queer resting places for
her kittens. She bad three and one day
they disappeared. No one learned where
they were until the following Sunday
when the cat's owner, on preparing to go
to church, found the little animals snugly ensconced In the crown of his new silk
HI 11(11.1.\    M.    KICKER'S    AMBIT
io   ni.ruI'm:vi   Tin*:  U. s.
She   Write*,  uf   lli«-   K---IN-HIM  Why   11,-r
Si*\   should   I'iiifi  ii   rii*-*--   Iii
Ihi- l)iiiioiniiiii* Service*
in,,hi!., lis, nnd (iin-l-im** Iliim-iK.
There   were  86-1  deaths  nn,i  r,.%   births
York. Pa., rlurlng the lust year, ami «{ the
Olson  of  diphtheria   ln  that  time nearly   hi
ooourred near garbage dumps.
"If President McKlnley favors my appointment, and the senate concurs, I shall
be the first  woman ambassador."
This is what Uarllla Marks Kicker, the
well-known woman lawyer of Washington
and of Dover, X. H.. says. She is a can-
dldate for the office of envoy extraordinary and minister plenipotentiary to the
United Stales of Colombia, the position
which Is nuw nil.,I by Luther McKinney,
ol Manchester, N, 11. Mrs. Kicker's petition or application has been placed ln
tho hands ol Presldenl .McKlnley. Her
reasons and her beliefs are ot unusual interest because of the unique position she
has assumed. This is what she writes:
Mr., maker's Letter,
"To the Kditoi: It does not seem lo me
a remarkable request to be appointed envoy extraordinary and minister plenipotentiary. There is nothing In the constitution ,,r thi United States prohibiting
a woman's appointment. Article second,
section second of the constitution of the
United Slates, defines the power of the
president  In thai  direction.
"The platform adopt,,! by the national
republican convention at St, l.ouls, Mo.,
June 18, ISMi, says; 'The republican [tarty i.s mindful of the rights and interests
of women. Protection of American industries includes equal opportunities,
equal pay for equal work and protection
to the home. We favor the admission of
women iu wider spheres of usefulness
and welcome their co-operation in rescuing the country from democratic and
populistic  mismanagement   and   misrule.'
"1 assisted in rescuing the country from
democratic and populistic mismanagement
and misrule, now I want and ask for 'a
wider sphere of usefulness.' That is, J ■
ask to be appointed envoy extraordinary
and minister plenipotentiary to the United States of Colombia.
"1 sent my application to the presidentelect and there are no national or state
laws prohibiting my appointment. It
seems to me that we can truthfully say
there is no gender In bruin and it is time
lo do away with the silly notion that
there is. livery student of English law
knows thai statutes Imposing penalties
are to lie strictly construed so as to Include everybody and thing not within
their letter. Statutes creating privileges,
conferring benefits, are to lie liberally construed so as to include every person within tlie reach of their spirit.
"I think we have reached a period when
women are to have the benefit of both
these rules to correlate each other. Many
have said to mi' that there Is no precedent
for appointing a woman ambassador, I
reply, the United Stan-*; of America can
establish  precedents and make  history.
"I ask for the place because 1 think the
time has ciinie when women should be
recognized In the diplomatic circle, and
because 1 believe I have ability and
strength of character enough to warrant
my appointment. Tlie world shall know-
that one woman al leasl lias courage
enough lo undertake i line of work hitherto  tlie exclusive   prerogative  of men.
•■[ know that I could learn to sp,'ik
Spanish in a very short lime for I already
speak German and Italian and a little
French. I have been tn Europe twice,
once in 1ST*:, when 1 stayed for two years,
and then in 1889, returning in 1800. At
first l thought of asking to be appointed
minister to Germany, wllh headquarters
at Berlin, but thought better of it. 1 like
a warm climate and South Africa would
suit  me  nicely.
"I have been a woman suffragist ever
since I can remember, and it was my
greatest trouble when n child thai 1
could not go to town meeting with my
father, while my brother, who was only
six years older, could. ! do not remember when I did not have a wish to vote.
I have a natural love for politics. My
father always held thai a woman was
Just as good as a<-man and a little better,
and that there was no reason In the world
why a woman might not to vote.
"I am going to have a good following
among the business and professional women's clubs throughout the country. If
Mr. Harrison bad been elected four years
ago. 1 would have asked him for an appointment then. Some women think that
1 should have asked for a more important mission, bin I did nol thlnlt best.
though 1 have the legal and political
ability. There are many women who can
undoubtedly UU such a position as that
for which I have I Iiul, bin tiny simply have not asked tor il. Of course. 1
know thu lhe position is much sought
for by men for thero Is a chanoe tor
making money there.   Besides, the salary
Is sin.   though  the Germany  ministry
pays J17,500. 1 should think thai my neon] would surely entitle me in recognition, for I have done hard wink for Un*
republican party in this and in the preceding eatnpalgns.
"MAKII.l.A   M.   KK'KI'IK"
Hit  Career.
Mrs. flicker's career has been a brilliant
one. She was borne tn Durham, N. H-. In
1840, being the daughter of Jonathan It.
and Hannah Young. After graduating
from th" public schools and New London
academy, she taught school for awhile,
and then came the time so dear to the
heart of all young women, whether or no
thoy will confess it—Ihe days of courtship
and marriage. Tbe fortunate man in this
Instance was John Bicker, who most people thought had foresworn the joys of Ihe
nuptial state, lint, as Is often the case,
what "Ihey say" was without foundation,
and presently Miss Young became Mrs.
The years went on and neither Mr. nor
Mrs. Kicker regretted tbe day that made
their lives one. Then sorrow came. Mr.
Kicker died. This was 27 yenrs ago. and
although Mrs. Kicker has time and again
had opportunities to Iry married life
again and under other auspices, the memory of her lirst love has been so strong
within her that all other has been shut
Since her husband's death. Mrs. Kicker
has studied law faithfully and to excellent purpose. Her preceptors wero
"Washington attorneys of high reputation. She Is permitted to practice before
the supreme court of the District of Columbia, and when she -gained admission
she stood lirst of the class of 1!> who competed for the honor. Her classmates
were all men. Later she was appointed
United States commissioner and examiner
In chancery by the supreme court of lho
Thk Miner ir published on Saturday and will
mailed to Subscriber ou payment of "PWfl
Dollars a year.
Displayod Advertisements 12 an inch per
month. A liberal discount allowed on long
Trsncl,*nt Advertisements 20 cents a line first
lusertioh and VJ cents a Hue for each udditianul
Local or reading matter notices V< cents oach
Job Printing at Fair rates. All accounts for
job work and advertising payable qq the lirst of
each month. F, 11. Ifpfl-vBTBE & Son.
Owing to the horrible condition of
the roads our stock of paper failed to
arrived from Kpokane, consequently we
are forced to leave, out a largo amount of
reading matter intended for thii** issue,
for tbe want of space.
It is certain that recent experiments
made at Rossland, on the Lo Roi waste
nreB is suflitioi't to guarantiVi all the
mines of this country u great future in
tho way of getting equal results from
the create dump as from tho oteor, assorted ores. Then again tho cyanide
prooefB-seetflg to have conclusively settled the question of tlio successful reduction of tho oxid3 ortm as well. These
experiments whon adopted and pqt into
praoiloal use seem very simple und almost any mine owner can utilize them,
more especially tbo cyanide process, A
small stamp mill, say of five or ten tons
capacity can bo utilised on most any of
the sulphide mines throughout the country.
W. R. Rust, manager of the raooma
smelter, in a recont report, and who first
discovered this now treatment of sul-
hpide ores, Btates that there are vory
few mines in Southern British Columbia,
lint that can be easily worked by concentration, and that in a tneasuro the
cyanide process is also a near relation
to tho method of concentration.
It has been demonstrated by tho Le
Iloi ox-porimentB that what is not clear
ore, suitable for smelting, can be treated
by this process and 96 per cent of the
values eaved. It has also been discovered that these ores not only contain
gold, copper and silver, but they carry a
certain percentage of nickel and pati*
num. There is only a slight difference
between the ores of this district and
those of Trail, if any, the Kettle river
district ores are more valuable for concentration than by direct smelting.
About the only objection would be the
loss of values in the slimes. This can
be averted by a process of settling tube
or a slime reservoir, so that protty nearly
all the values in the ore can be saved by
careful and judicious operations.
The 0. K. mill is an ordinary Btamp
mill or concentrator to which copper
plates havo been added and in additiou
to tl ie are two vanners, seemingly, all
that is necessary to get the rich resultB
they have already attained on what was
thought to be waste ore from the LeRoi
mines, and which upon a trail run re*
turned them £7.50 a ton. They use 20-
mesh screens, the stamps are fed moderately and water used according to the
quality of the ore.
There is not a mine in this couutry
but could be worked profitably by this
ptocess, with little expense and a good
profit to the owner. While iO per cent
of the actual value of the ore in gold is
being saved, tho remainder will be in
concentrates ready for u market when
the propor time comes.
I ing the llnelthrough. They expect ti
have Spokane connected with Rossland
within 30  days, after which time  they
■ will take up the.   building of tho    line
I up the Kettle river, leaving tlio main line
either at Marcus or Bofsburg. Tnis line
I will connect at the boundary with the
Vernon and Nelson Telephone company,
which is already preparing to wire the
Grand Forks district.
The ByEtetn will be extended to Nelson and tiloaan points as quickly as possible.
A Victoria dispatch under date of
April 1 says; There is excitement
around tlio legislature over tho discoveries brought down by Premier Turner
in the state bill today. That bill provides raising 82,500,1100 hy way of a loan
at not more than 3% per cont intorest.
(Subsidies are to be granted this summer
to a railway which may operate from
Pentieton to Boundary creek, not more
than 100 miles in length; for a railway
from Butte into Quesnello '230 miles, and
a railway from tho ccast to Chilhwack,
60 miles, All these lines must be stan*
ard gauge at d the subsidy will not be
more than 84,000 per mile. Unless work
is commenced on the railway witbin t ,vo
years from the time of the passage of
this act, and duty diligently paid to the
satifaction of the of the lieutenant gov
ernor in council, all claim to the subsidy
may bo forfeited, Tho subsidy is
not payable until tho railway is completed and in running order to the satisfaction of the governor in council, nor
until the security guarantees satisfactory to tho'governor in council are given
for continuous maintenance of operation. No subsidy will bo granted to a
company for which a land subsidy haw
heretofore been granted except on con
dition that the company throw open ali
lands received by il to public purchase
on tho same tonus and conditions as
crown lands. The tariff for freight and
passengers is to be lixed by the governor
iu council.
Xui; Spokane it B. 0, Tku.i'iio.nf. and
Teleuiiaph Line Being Stbonq,
On several former occasions we havo
called attention to tho progress being
Made by the Spokane and British Col.
umbia Telephone company, toward tho
construction of a line into the Kettle
river and Boundary creek districts. Tlio
following from the Nelson Miner will hi
of interest to our readers-
Twelve tons of copper wiro for the
extension of tho Spokano and British
Columbia Jelephone and Telegraph
company has arrived in Spokane from
San Francisco and is now being distributed along tho route. This amount of
wiro will string 1*41 miles.
The tolephono lino between Meyers
Falls and Kettle Falls is nearly ready
for operatbns, and on next Monday a
force of men will be put to work somewhere in the vicinity of Chewelah,
Washington,to extend tho system north*
With tho present favorable indications, that part of the line will bo completed within the next ton days, and it
is hoped that the snow will then havo
settled on the Loon lako divide so that
the line can be completed into Spokane:
The company does not apprehend any
tnote trouble now to hinder them push
Mocha and Java coffee, 45c ij pound at
Gill A- Kirkland's.
Now Ready for Business.
Tlie organization of the Grand Forks Town-
company Wfta perfected at Koasland last
week, l.y the election ui Mr. Nelson' Benin,
of Trail, president; Dr.Edward Bowes, of Boss-
laud, vice-president; and (,'lnii. Cumings! of
ilrjind Fork*, secrelnrv treasurer unit general
manager. Tim bead olliee of tlie company will
l,e .tl Grand Forks, and will lie in ohO**ge Of Mr
('bus. Cumings, who states thai it is the Intention uf tile 'I'owpsltoi'iitnpuny to oiler special
Inducements to rafties aesirfu-g to establish
machine shops! factories, etc, at the Polks,
I.uttersaro bciii}* received dally requesting In
formation oonbernliig tbe feasibility of si-tab*
ii-iiini: planing tailis and other factories o,
that character, ninl n.e buinn met by the (ow n-
situ company wllh liberal concession!.
Silver-plated    knives    and   forks  al
Manly's Hardware.
The only   lirst   class   placo to get a
lunch in the city is at tho Arcadia,
Tty Gill ,<• Kirkland's Red   Seal  teas
and coil'ees.
Jessop Drill Steel, Powder, Caps and
Fuse at Manly's Hardware.
For a cup of coffee andcream go to
the Arcadia.
No. 888.
"Comhames' Act," Part IV., and amen d
jno Acts.
"Zenda Gold and Copper Mining Ccvi-
panyt" (Foreign-)
Registered the 2nd day of March, ls*>7.
T HEREBY CKKTIHY thut I htivc this day
JL registered tin. '•/undu Gold ami Copper
Mining Company" (Foreign), under thu Companies Act, I'm t IV., "Kegistrrttion (if Foreign Companies," miri q-mpncjlng A..'fp.
The head olliee of the s.j.l Company is situated at tlie Citv of Spokane, in tUc State of
Washington, C.8, A.
The objects for which the ("oiijiwny is established arc: -To purchase, hold, flffU, work and
operate mines ot gold, [diver, lead, and other
minerals, and to sell the same; to buy and sell
ores of till kinds; to build, eijuip, own and operate any mill, smelter or reduction works necessary or convenient'tor'such business, and to
that end to purchase and own an? real estate or
personal property necessary or convenient
Eherfor; and to construct nnd own auy wagon
lomt,tramway, railroad, or telegraph line or
telephone line thnt may be neessary or convenient for such business.
The business of this corporation to be conducted in either the t'nited btates or iu Briiish
Columbia, or both.
The capital stock of the said Company is one
million live hundred thousand dollars, divided
into one million five hundred tlionsund shares
of the pa r value of one dollar' each.
Given Under my hand and seal of olliee at
Victoria, Province of British Columbia, this2uii
day of March, Wi7.
[u. f.] 8. Y. YVOOTTON,
Registrar of Joint StocK Companies.
Oysters served in uny style on short
notice at tho Arcadia.
No. 3S7.
"Companies' Act," Part IV, and amending Acts.
uThe    Superior    Mining    Company''
Registered the 19th day of Februar}-, 1897.
T HEREBY CERTIFY that I have this day reg-
X istered "The Superior Mining Company"
(Foreign), under the 'Companies' Act, Part
IV., "Registration of Foreign Companies,"and
amending Acts.
The head oflice of the paid company ia situated at the Citv of Spokane, State of Wash-
ton, U. S. A.
The objects for which ther Company is etab-
lished are:—To work, operate, buy sell, lease,
locate, own, acquire, procure, hold and deal in
mines metulsand mineral claimsof every kind
and description within*he province of liritish
Columbia, Canada, and the United states of
America; to carry on and conducts, general
mining, smelting, milling and reductive business; to purchase, acquire, hold, erect and
operate electric light and power plants for tin;
purpose of mining nnd treating ores, and for
the purpose of furnishing lights and creating
power for all purposes; to bond, buy, least), locate and hold ditches. IlumeH and water rights;
to construct, letise, buy, sell, build, operate nnd
conduct railroads, ferries, tramways or other
means of transportation for transporting ore.
mining and oilier material; to own, bond buy,
sell, lease aud locate Umber aud 11101101' claim-,
and filially to do everything consistent, proper
and requisite for the carrying out ot the objects
nud purposes aforesaid in their fullest and
broadest sense within the territory aforesaid.
The capital stock oi the sold Company is one
million dollars, divided Into one million shares
of the par value of one  dollar each.
Given under my hand and seal of olliee at
Vh-iorin, Province oi British Columba, tnis L9th
day of February, 1897,
ffc, 8.) y. Y. VVOOTTON,
Registrar of joint stock Companies,
"Companies' Act," Fart IV., and amending Acts.
"77*c      Aurus      Mining     Company"
Registered28th day of February, 18i»7.
T HEREBY CERTIFY that 1 have this day
X registered "Tho Aurus Mining Company''
fForeign) under the "Companies' Act." Part
IV., "Registrationof Foreign Companies/' and
amending Acts,
The head office of the said Company is situated at the City of Spokane, iu tlie Stateof Washington, t). B. A.
The objects for which the Company Is established are; —To purchase, hold, own, work and
Operate mines 0* gold, silver, lead and other
metals, and to sell the same; to buy and sell
ores of sueh metals; to build, equip* own and
operate any mill, smelter or reduction work?,
necessary or convenient in such business, aud
to that end to purchase and own any real estate
or personal properly neccRsary or convenient
thoroforj and to construct and own any wagon-
mad, tramway, railroad or telegraph or telephone line necessary or convenient for such
business: said business to be conducted either
in the United States or British Columbia, or
The capital Htock of the said Company is one
million dollars, divided into one million shares
of Hie par value of one dollar each.
Given under my hand and seal of ofiice, at
Victoria, Province of liritish Columbia, this
20th day of February, 1897.
[1- s.J 8; Y, WOOTON.
Registrar of Joint Stock Companies.
^\ fl". -^v^j .^w *% *ffi =/$ -ftkijfty!
Do You Own a Few? If Not Call at Once!
We are Agents for the Town Company and will take pleasure tp
Show you Property,   We offer a few Crisp Snaps
Jn the Following!
Hotel property—Two lots; 2Q bed rooms;
best equipped hotel in the town; lino bar room,
largo barn, Will be gold furnished complete,
except bar fiytures. Cash rental $250 per
munch. Call quick on this deal. Sickness
in family compels removal.
Edward's Hunch and Ferry—320 acres fine
land; substantial buildings; 35 acres in cultivation; water works; 000 acrep in pasttjre; bar
and fixtures. The best located and most profitable pad bouse in the Province, price
81,200; paff pash, balance qs EASV terms.
This is a sure winner.
Ranch of 320 acres; 7 miles up North Fork;
good log buildings; tine timber, level productive agripultural land; buildings oost 6800.
If closed soon we can sell this valuable property for $500.
Mining Stocks, Prospects, Developed and Undeveloped, For Sale.
Come in and see us or Write Us,
FILLEY & OGDEN, Qrand Forks, B. C.
When it Comes to Looking For Bargains,   Call and be
Convinced that you can Find Anything you
Two Car Loads
All Ready in
Still 3 flore
On the Road
We Carry the Largest, Most Complete and Best Assorted
Stock  of
In the Kettle River and Boundary Districts, Consist-,
ing of Groceries, Provisions, Queensware, Hardware,
Sash and Doors, Wall Paper, Dry Goods, Clothing Boots
Shoes and Drugs,   Also a Full Line of
Mail Orders receive Prompt attention.
Give us a trial order and we will gurantee
The "Big Store/'
Riverside Ave., Grand Forks, B. C.
Bonds of Electric, Steam
or HorseCar Railways
Persons having   mining or other Properties   that  will
bear investigation, can have a Company promoted, or
sell them, by addressing	
17 end 19 Broadway, New York City.    London offices:—Chiswell   House, No.
139 Finebury Pavement, London, E. O., England.
after date hereof I Intend to apply to the
Honorable, the (Jhief Commissioner of Lands
and Works for permission to purchase 80 acres
of land, situated on the North Fork of Kettle
river and described as follows: Commencing
at the south west corner of lot 717. Osoyoda Divi-
si on Yale District, thence west 20 chains, theme
north 40 chains, thence east 20 chains, thence
south 40 chains to the paint of commencement.
Grand Forks, B. C, March 2,1897,
Sittings of the County Court of Yale will be
holdcn as follows:
at the hour of ten o'clock In the forenoon respectively.
By command W. G McMYNN,
Government Office, Midway, B, C.)   D. K. C. C,
March M, 1897
'    J. W. JONES,
Manufacturer of
Spring   Beds,   Mattresses,
Dealer In
GRAND   FOKKS,   B.   C.      *
•Saw Filing and all Kinds of Repairing.
Colonial and Foreign Mining Regulations.
Prospects for the precious metals and gems
Organizes prospecting and exploring parties.
Examines and reports on mining properties.
With Colin Campbell,
■i.*.'l3 Ulols QreonCEPLS,   F.WollastonPI,
Provincial Land Surveyors
Civil Engineors, Etc.
Office in VanNoss' Addition with J.H. Feather,
ston, assayer. '
A     C. SUTTON.
Barrister at Law,
Notary Public, Etc.
Barrister, Solicitor, Etc,
T   P. MoLBOD.
Barrister, Solicitor, Etc,
i-j Teacher of
Student from the College of Music of Clncin-i
natti, and pupil of the distinguishtd Master and
Violinist, Chas. Baetens of the Brussels Franco-
Belgian School of the Violin.
OFFICE HOURS - Monday, Wednesday
Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 2 to 5 p. m.
Watch Repairing My Specialty.
All Work Warranted.
B.   C.
rn   G. HEPWORTH, M. D., C. M.
Physician and Surgeon.
Office In Drug Store.
Why Bake
Your Own
Barber Shop.
Centrally Looated.   All Work aanranteed to be
First-Class In every Respect.
PETER A. Z. PARE,      -      -      PROPRIETOR.
Bath  Rooms,
RIVERSIDE,      -      -      -       GRAND FORKS*
And Mining Engineer.   Member of Quebec Mining Society.   Mineral Claims Examiued
and Reported on.
Provincial Land Surveyor,
And Civil Engineer.
Office, Midway, n. c.
Associate Member Canadian
Society   of Civil Engineors,
It Doeun't Pay to Worry
and Stew Over a Hot
Stove When You Can Buy
Seventeen Nice, Fresh,
Toothsome Loaves For
Ono Dollar at
Ths same Rule Applys to
Pies, Cakes, Doughnuts,
Cookies and all Kinds of
Pastry, Etc.
Spokane Falls & Northern
Nelson & Ft. Sheppard,
Red Mountain R'ys.
The only All-rait Route, without change*
of cars, between Spokane, Rossland Nelson.
Going North.                                 Going South.
ll:44a.m    MARCUS 2:1;*
Close connections at Nelson with steamboats
for Kaslo and all Kootenay Lake Points.
Passengers for Kettle Riuer and Boundary
Creek connect at Marcus with singe daily.


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