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The Grand Forks Miner May 7, 1898

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SECOND YE Alt.   NO. 104
is shipping nbout Go tons por day to the
Trail 'smelter. The ore is being accumulated at tlie smelter preparatory to the
,  j blowing in, which will  tiike place after
„ I thc work of remodeling tbe plant is coin-
Moulliiin   l.'*iiii|inn>-   lo   Ile   n-flneor-
....ralt-d    In    .Nnv     Yurk—In    uml
Ar.......I    Ymlr— I'niKrrss   la   S«ev-
etiN CubuI)-.**,'-•«•■» From Hossland.
The Cariboo hydraulic mine, one ol the
largest on the const lmH commsneed op-
eratioim for the season of 18U8. Iliey
turned on the water April 1 for tlie (list
time this nil-ton, ami tire now running
night imil ilny with a goo-l head of water.
From the report of Manager J. II. Hohsnn
for 1807, the following summary of the
season's work is taken: Total time oc-cu-
pied iu washing, 111 dnys 17 hours;
quantity of water used, 2211,410 miner's
inches; quantity of gravel washed, 840,*
1.10 cubic yards; gold product for season
8078 ounces; value of gold. * 138.55ft.7»;
total expense of operating, $91,311.77; receipt* for season's profit*, ou stores, board,
ing house, lumber, etc., $4(122.01. The
water supply is from a ditch 17 miles
long, with a capacity of about 3000 miner's inches. Tbe ditch connects with Policy's and Hootjnck lakes. The former
holds 304,000,000 cubic feet, equal to 140.-
741 miner's inches, nnd the hitter 102,-
000,000 cubic feet, equal to 7.r>,000 miner's inches. As those lakes do not give
sufficient water for a season's work, they
arc now brinfjing in another ditch from
Moorehcad, at a cost of ovcr $100,000. The
reservoir site on Moorchend lake is ex*
tremely favorable for storing large quantities of water. An earthen dam 485 feot
long, or 50 feet extreme height, and containing 50,000 cubic yards of embankment, will retain a reservoir of water 35
feet in depth, covering an area of 020
acres, and will hold 550,000,000 cubic feet
of water, equal to 254,020 miner's inches
or 127 days' water of 2000 miner's inches
daily. Tlie drainage area is sufficient to
fill the reservoir. The water from the reservoir will lie delivered at the mine by n
ditch 10J miles 1, ng, thc dimensions of
which aro 11 feet top, 5 feet bottom, 3
feet depth, grade 0 feet per mile, capacity
2500 miner's inches of wnter.
Boston anil Montana.
Tlio directors have decided to change
the state of incorporation for tlie Boston
& Montana Copper Company from Montana to New York, says thc Commercial
Bulletin. The new company has the same
capital stock and par value and bus
chosen this temporary board of directors:
Charles W. Welch, W. 0. Taylor, Wilson
P. Marchbank, John J. Roach, Brooklyn;
Edgar DufTam, Newark; James Barker,
Jr., Jersey City; Edward J. Dwyer, N..■•*,
This change has excited no end of comment on the street und opinions ns to the
reason mc divergent. One theory is Unit
it meiyis a merging with the Butte & Boston, the latter being a New York company. Those who hold this opinion are
strengthened in it by the statement thnt
Clinrlcs P. Welch is a large holder of
Butte stock. Some other people incline
.to the belief that tlio Montana Insiders
believe tliat they can make more money
by having a large shnre capital, say giving four shurcs of new stock for one of
okl. Still others claim that the change
hns been mude so thnt the legal battles of
the company shall be fought in New York
courts rather than ui those of Montana
where tlie judges are too deep in politics,
ih which also thc Anncondn money nits -i
wide swath.
At Ymlr, II. C.
Tlie mining lioom hns taken a great
spurt in Ymir during tlie past few days,
and tno town is full of experts anxious to
get hold of properties. The great majority of these men represent lurge capital,
both from the United States and Europe,
There are several large deals on foot that
the Spokesman-Review is not now- at lib-
city to make public, but will be able to
do so by the middle or last of the week.
Building continues in Ymir at a rapid
rate, and nil buildings ore occupied by
business men ns soon ns completed. There
is not an empty business block in town nt
present. 'THi* town of Ymir |K»W contains
1200 people, but it is snfe to say that tlio
number will be more than doubled by the
first of September next. It is estimated
by conservative mining men that at least
1000 men will lie employed in the various
mines around Ymir before the first of
July. There arc ut present about 200
minerseinploywl by tiie Porto Rico, Dun-
dec, Ymir, Nebraska Girl, Jubilee, Elise
Taninrao, Salmon River and Porcupine
and one or two other companies. II is
stated on good authority that the Ymir
mine alone will employ 200 men as so n
as their 40-stamp mill is put in operation
The Sn,i-[,i Itosn.
The tunnel in the Santa Rosa a pram-
ising property on Santa Rosa mountain
in the RoHsland district, hns come into a
fine body of white quartz that bus liecn
pierced for nine feet wilh no signs of Die
hanging wall in sight. The ore curries
considerable iron sulphides mixed with
copper, and satisfactoiy assays have becn
received from it. The tunnel on the Santa Rosa is now in a distance of 225 feet
The Missouri Claim.
An important mining deal has just been
consummated at Chciyclali, Wash., by
which the Bay State Mining Company acquires the Missouri claim nenr Brown's
lake. This claim was thc property of local and Spokano mining men. It is developed by ^34 feet of tunneling. The
main tunnel taps thc ledge 150 feet from
tlie surfnee, the ledge at this point being
about six feet wide. The ore is copper,
gold and silver and assays well. Thc new
owners intend Commencing work in the
near future and will sink a winze at the
face of' the tunnel, going down on'the
ledge. This company now owns four
claims in that district, all of which nre
more or less developed and show good ore
of the mine general character as the Mis*
souri. The claims are about five miles
southwest of Chcwelah, and aro easily
accessible by a good wagon road.
Tlie Wa r Kaarle.
The War Eagle mine at Rowland, B. C
The  S,*l»,-.l   Spanish   Steamer   Lntlen
With War Material.
New York, May 1.- Discoveries have
been made on the captured Kpunish
steamer Panama which makes it very
improbuhlo tliat slio will ever be returned
to Spain, whatever disposition may be
made of the Buena Ventura und other
prima taken, snys tlie Key West correspondent of tlie Herald.
The prize commission has discovered 200
new Mauser rillea and a large consignment of swords and bayonets, besides a
quantity of fixed ammunition for the Panama's 4 14 pounder guns, wldeh she mi-yhl.
have used to blow* ber captor, the Mangrove, out of the water, but did not
Tlio Pnnnma's captain hud refused to
admit that his cargo included any contraband of war. It is believed that a further
search will reval muny moro weapons
und possibly more nmmunition. The prize
commissioners also found papers tending
to show that certain of the Panama's
passengers nnd old New York Spaniards
had becn actively engaged in plans for
aiding the Spanish of Cuba iu getting
amis, ninmuuition and supplies.
Tlio discovery of these documents hns
already led to an order from Washington
to hold as prisoners of war a large number of the passengers of the Pannma.
Some patriotic sailors and marines object because tho Spanish ling still flies
over the Panama, Guido nnd other prizes
of war.
After Qunltrough came ashore from thc
Guido, having turned his prize ovcr to thc
United States federal authorities, one of
the marine guards hauled down tlie Spanish flag from tlie staff, where it Heated
under the stars and stripes and announced
his intention of keeping tlie Spanish flag
as a souvenir. He has been sharply reprimanded and compelled to restore the
flag to its plnce as it is rightfully there
until tlie prize court condemns tho ship,
Tiie oidy excuse the marine gave for his
action wns that he did not think the
Spaniards should be permitted to fly their
flag in Key West barber.
.'-.,,,-fiil Sinn*, liter ot Spaniards !»■
SIm.i and KxiiIomIoii-— Volunteers
liaised In the Sillies West of the
Missouri Mny lie Sent Aerost, the
l'aellie to Hold the Philippine
United States Controls Communication With Puerto Rico.
New York, May 1.—Brigadier Genral
A. W. Greely, hood of the signal corps of
th ■.-M-r.r .1, **:u'tnient ,1s In the city. He
did not visit the anny headquarters on
Governor's Island, but T.ieut.*uuit J. Jl.
Mnxfleld, of the signal department, was
in conversation with him.
It was learned afterward tliat General
(lively assigned Lieutenant Muxfield to
tho duty of exercising censorship for tlie
government over tho cable to Haiti.
This fact, in connection with tlie report
tbat an invasion of Puerto Rioo is contemplated as well as of Cuba, wns re*
gardede as extremely significant in army
circles.   It was said by on officer:
"It looks as if the placing of a censorship ovcr the Hnitien cable which leads
to Puerto Rico means a blow at the Spaniards In Puerto Rioo ns well as in Cuba.
Thc seizure of the Spaniards, base of supplies at Puerto Rico before tlie Spanish
fleet arrives would do moro to kill their
operations on this sido of the ocean than
anything else that would be done. The
preparations to transport troops to Tampa
menus that tho actual invasion of the
Spanish possessions is not to be put olf
until after the rainy season."
Some Danffer of ills Captarc on the
llllll, Seas by the Spanish.
New York, April 30.—A dispatch to thc
World from Paris says:
General Woodford, accompanied by Mr
Sickles, his secretary of legation nnd tlio
naval nnd military attaches will sail by
La Tourainc today (Saturduy) from Havre for New York. They will go thence to
Washington. Mrs. nnd Miss Woodford
will remain in Paris for thc present. The
rcenll of General Woodford wns highly
unexpected and orders were only cabled
to him last night.
If Gcnrnl Woodford is captured, an interesting but bold question of international law will be raised: "Are ambassador's
persons nnd dispatches contraband of
Tendered   li-padernhlp   of   the   Fourteenth  New  York  Infantry,
New York, May 1.—Odonel Frederick
Dent Grant has telegraphed to the Fourteenth regiment armory in Brooklyn that
he will accept tiie leadership of the regiment
His message was in reply to a communication from tho regiment's nomination
committee informing him that he waa its
unanimous choice for the place and asking hirn if ho would accept.
In Pennsylvania,
Mount Gretna, Pa., May 2.—To Oamp
Hastings, the present home of tlie Pennsylvania national guard, trains from different pnrU of the state yesterday
brought in over 5000 excursionists. Tlie
only drills today wore guard mounting in
the morning and dross parade in thc evening. Tomorrow the real business of inspection and muster will begin.
the government. The house committee
on appropriations reported an urgent deficiency appropriation of $35,370,925 for
tbo support of thc army. The house
agreed on Die naval bill and it goes to the
Western Volunteer*.
Denver, Max- 2.—According tu Colonel
Volkinar, adjutant general of the Depart*
ment of tbo Colorado, the volunteers
raised in the slates west of the Missouri
will probably be sent across the Pacific
ocean to hold the Philippine islands.
Increased WurklnR Hoar*.
Topeka, Kas., May 1.—Tlio Santa Fe
railroad officials have given notice tliat
commencing Monday tiie working time of
all shopmen on the system will be increased 15 hours per week. This will in*
crease the pay roll 37 per cent
The wine product of France in 1875 has
never heen equalled.
Chicago, May 2.- -A special to the Daily
News from nshingtou from Wushingl-yi
Mays: The president and cabinet have received in formation that the Spanish gov
ornor general of tbc Philippine islands has
sent a Hag of truce to Commodore Dewey.
This act is interpreted to mean the capitulation of the Spanish forces.
Ilnttle of Manila.
London, May 2.—Details of tho battle
of Manila have been received at. tbe liritish colonial ofiice. Thoy came in two
(■able messages received yesterday evening.
The fust cable dispatch announced thut
the American fleet entered Manila harbor
beforo daybreak yesterday, stationing itself opposite the city. The foits opened
flre on the American ships, whereupon
they shifted position to Cavite, Manila
bay, engaging in a fierce fight against
both the foils and tho Spanish fleet. Thc
engagement here lasted two hours ami
resulted in annihilation of the Spanish
fleet. This dispatch adds that the American ships withdrew to their magazine
vessel in the center roads for the purpose
of coaling. One American vessel, name
not mentioned, is said to have beon dis
Commodore Dewey requested tho British consul to convey a message to the
Spanish governor general demanding the
surrender of all torpedoes and guns at.
Manila and the possession of tho cable
offices, saying that unless thc tonus woro
complied with he would proceed to bombard the city. Tiio first cable message
ends with the statement tliat the Spanish
officials were conferring with the liritish
consul and telegraph companies and pending a decision being arrived at tlie cables
were not permitted to handle messages.
Tlio second cable dispatch announced
that the Spanish governor goneral refused
to surrender the torpedoes and guns antl
the cable forces; that he had prevented
the agent of the telegraph company form
conferring with Dewey,. The message
ends witli tho statement tliat the British
governor of tho Straits Settlements expected a bombardment by Monday morning, whon tlie Spaniards would cut the
'I'll''    SpillllNll    IiON*.
Paris, May 2.—Madrid advices say nn
Spanish warships surrendered and that
the majority perished. In a dispatch from
Madrid it is estimated that the Spanish
loss was 400 men killed.
Dewey'*  IiiMtrnetlonH.
Washington, May 2.—Secretary Long
up to 9:15 had not received a line from
the Asiatic squadron. It would take as
much as three days to roach Hong Kong.
It Ls believed the British consuls have
orders to keep their government posted
nnd the first news not from Spanish
sources will be received at the British foreign office.
Commodore Dewey's instructions permit him to bombard Manila and if necessary to tako possession of the islands, but
he is not to do so unless tlie city's harbor
troops operate offensively against him.
An American Protectorate.
New York, May 2. — According to n
World cablegram horn Singapore, tlie policy of General Aquinnldo, leader of the
Philippine insurgents, after the islands
have been captured, embraces the independence of tlie islands, external affairs
to be controlled under American and European advisers. Temporarily at least tlie
insurgents desire an American protectorate on the same lines proposed for Cuba.
The scheme includes free trade to the
world, safeguards against the influx of
Chinese aliens, complete reformation of
the corrupt judiciary, freo press and public utterance, religious toleration, tho removal of restriction on enterprise, the
building of railways, and general encouragement for investment in the country.
Tlie Spaniards have committed a massacre of thc defenseless population of
Oebu City.
IrUl. Coiiffratalntlonn.
London, May 2.—The Parnellite members of parliament sent the following dispatch to President McKinley:
"In the names of millions of Irishmen
tho Pamellite members of the house of
commons   send   congratulations   on   the
brilliant victory of tho American fleet
In   the  Senate.
Washington, May 2.—In the senate, after the chaplain had offered thanks for
Dewey's glorious victory and prayed for
a speedy and triumphant close to the
war, tlie revenue bill was referred lo the
finance committee, nnd tlie conference roport on the naval appropriation bill was
agreed to. The senate receded from its
amendment to pay naval officers for patented inventions UBed by thc navy. The
bill to give more authority to thc army
quartermaster's department in time of
war was passed. The senate passed the
war emergency deficiency appropriation
bill. The senate finnnco committee prac
tically decided lo eliminate thc tonnage
tax feature of tho war revenue bill to
avoid irritating European countries. Tho
senate adjourned to Wednesday.
In  the House.
Washington, May 2.—iir. Livingston of
Georgia introduced in the house today a
resolution extending the thanks of congress to Commodore Dewey "for eminent
skill and valor exhibited by him and hte
squadron in the recent engagement, resulting in the glorious victory over nnd
destruction of the Spanish fleet nt Manila." Chairman Cannon, of the appro-
house passed the urgent deficiency bill appropriating about $300,000,000 for war
expenses. It was explained that tlie volunteers would ba paid from the time they
were called and the expense from their
homes to ths place of enlistment borne by
IR Iii it *\*   to   lie   1'lneeil   I oiler   lul ted
SI ii leu  Protection.
New York, April 30.- \ Bpcciol to tho
Press from Washington says:
When President Dole of Hawaii loft
this country recently after his visit to
aid iu the annexation proceedings before
congress ho carried with liini tbe draft
of a bill which promises to mako history.
lt is for passage by tho Hawaiian con-
gross and provides, in the event of a war
in which thc United States may need the
Hawaiian islands for a base of supplies,
that the islands shall bc put under the
protection of tlie American flag.
It wus prepared with the knowledge of
members of the senate committee on foreign relations and had tho approval of the
adminsitration on certain conditions. One
condition was that it should not be submitted to the Hawaiian congress unless
there was a war.
When President Dole left tnis country
war with Spain had not been declared,
but was deemed probable. No conditions
aro to be imposed on the United States
should the Amedican flag be raised over
the islands. If a consideration was named an appropriation would bo required
which would need congressional action
and probably cause complications.
A majortiy of tlie senate ami bouse are
in favor of the annexation of Hawaii and
tho project has failed ho far only through
lack of the necessary two-thirds vote in
the upper body. In an emergency the
president of tbe United States can exorcise what is known as the ''war power."
Ho eon accept the privilege granted by
the Hawaiian government for a base of
supplies in tlio Pai "mi n and to guard
the island complete ty (ie flag of the
United States woi ' be raked us a barrier against which foreign meddling would
not be permitted.
It would not surprise well-informed national legislators to hear by tbe next
steamer from Honolulu either a confirmation or strong indication of the fulfillment of this important new;;. The operations of Commodore Dewey :n the Philippines are sip IHcti - in fadftifoUon with
tho expected establishment1 of a protectorate or sovereignty ovor Hawaii.
Madrid   IJUnntehe*  Tell   of   the   Dur-
Iuk   Entrance   of   the   American ■
StiiitiUi.nl. the   \ unlhi Ini inn of (he I
iti-lmi.   Maria.   (lirlntluu   and   the {
< antella,    the     Crippling     of     lhe
Munditnuo   anil   lllao   and   Qreat
lliiiiiiiK*' lo Other \Vamlil|iN,
Lisbon, May 1 —11 p. m.—Reliable news
has been received here that the Spanish
fleet was completely defeated off' Cavite
in tho inner harbor at. Manila. Philippine
Madrid, May I. 0:20 p. m. Advices'
from Manila say that tlie American1
squadron under Commodore Dewey ap- j
poured off* the May of Manila at 6 o'clock j
this morning and opened a strong can- ,
nonado against tlie Spanish squadron and
forts protecting the harbor. The Span- |
ish second class cruiser Don .hum de I
Austria was severely damaged and her
commander was killed.
Another Spanish vessel was burned.
Tho American squadron retired, having
nlso sustained severe damages.
A second naval engagement followed in
which the American squadron again suffered considerable loss and the Spanish
Worships Mindano and Ullon were slightly damaged.
During this engagement the Cavite forts
maintained a steadier and stronger firo
upon thc American squadron than in the
first engagement
Admiral Bormejo, the minister of marine, has expressed himself as highly
pleased with the heroism of the Spanish
marines and has telegraphed the congratulations bo Admiral Montejo and the valorous crows of tlie Spanish squadron under lire of superior warships,
Straight From  Mitnlln.
8 p. m.—Following is the text of tho |
official  dispatch  from  tbe governor gen- |
oral of the Philippines to the minister of
war,  General  Correa,  as  to  the engagement off Manila:
"Last night, April 30, tho batteries at
tho entrant o to the forts announced the
arrival of the enemy, forcing a passage
under the obscurity of the night. At
daybreak the enemy took up positions
opening with a strong fire against Fort
Cavite and Tardonal. Our Ileet engaged
tlie enemy in a brilliant combat, protected by the' Cavite and Manila forts. They
obliged the enemy, with heavy loss, to
maneuver repeatedly.
"At 0 o'clock tbe Americans took refuge
behind the foreign merchant shaping <"
the east side of tlie bay.    Our fleet, eon
the Spanish dispatches that savors of the
intention to break unwelcome news to
the Spaniards, it is not likely, however,
that Commodore Dewey   wMI   renew   ihe
Only   NeiVM   Ih   I'Vooi    Mmlrlil.
London, May 1 -Midnight—The second ,
section of tlie Madrid dispatch reporting
the engagement otl Manila bay has just
been received here. It shows that there j
was "serious lighting off Cavite.'' Admiral Bermejo, according to the dispatch
has wired congratulations to the Spanish
navy on the behavior of the warships
against superior forces.
No confirmation has been received here
of the dispatch from Madrid as to the
lighting at tbe Philippines from any
source. Neither the Router Telegram
Company nor the Times, nor the Daily
Mail, hitherto the only source of direct
Information from Manila, have received
a word on the subject.
au Npniii Lament*.
London, May 2.—Dispatches from Mad- j
rid dated 2:20 a. in. say the city te now |
tranquil although the mounted guards arc |
patrolling all  the main streets.    At the
theaters, cafes and in front of newspaper '
offices last evening the people loudly la-
mented tbc unpreparedness of Manila to
resist the  American warships whose attack  had   long  been  expected. Te, Mad- j
rid authorities are determined vigorously I
to suppress all street demonstrations.
Knorniou.  im-rmse In  Btxtieii.e.
tin- l.iivniii]i..|.l.
I'lr,* Hiir(.n In tlie Ilrurl of (lie Bus-
Iii.-n.h  IMNlrlt't.
Nortlipoi-t, May 2. — Xorthport ifl In
ruins. Of the entire business district
lmtliiiify but tislics remain. More thnn 40
buildings went up in smoke this morning
Dozens of peoplo nre homeless today;
scores nre penniless. Of all the buildings
on the lint but two nre left standing—
the Spokane & Northern depot nnd Ken-
(hicks' store.
Ijito last night some careless smoker
threw the stub ol a lighted cigarette ou
the carpet in thc little tailor shop behind
Madden & Riley's saloon on Fourth nvc-
nue; there it smouldered. At 4 o'clock
this morning flumes shut up through the
roof of the building. Ten miuHtes Inter
a little crowd of excited men was struggling desperately to check a roaring fire
that licked up the dry buildings as if
they were tinder boxes. For three hours
the fight with the flmnes Ment on. The
wind, which was scarcely breathing when
the first blaze wns seen, ennic rushing
faster and faster, sweeping Ihe flnmes first
one wny, then another, through the heart
of the town.
Kvery man and boy in Northport did
his best, but all together could do nothing. To throw water on the flames was
like sprinkling n furnace; to tear down
a building wns but to give the flnmes a
quicker chnnce. to leap across. So fierce
wns tlie. heat that, with the poor appliances ut hnnd, it soon became almost impossible lo come close enough to fight the
lire nt all.
The calamity falls with more crushing
force because of tho high rates of Insurance thnt have been maintained. In hard-
ly nuy instance hns property been insured
for mure thnn a fraction of its value, nnd
for dozens of losses then- will be no insurance nt, ull, Whnt thc total loss will
lie can not now be reckoned with any no
curacy, but if it is covered by $l(KI,0t)0
everyone will Is. glnd if it is no worse.
lllo.vu l'i, hy Si.l*-*».
Fast.in, l'a., Apiil 211.—The large packing houses of the Atlantic Powder Company, nenr Dover, N. J., containing high
explosives for the United States government, were blown up yesterday.
Two men were known lo bc killed. Several aro missing and a number injured.
Tho explosion is believed to have been
the work of Spanish spies. Suspicious
characters had been seen around the
buildings for several dnys.
To Prlnon for Life.
Madison Wis., May 1.—Will B. Estor
nnd William Fuller, two robbers, nrrested
ut Waukesha for the murder of nn nged
couple nnd burning their bodies nt Black
Earth Wednesday night, pleaded guilty
to tho crimo here yesterday. They were
sentenced to life imprisonment.
sideling the enemy's superiority,
Wisconsin   I'ntrlotfl.
Milwaukee, Mny 2. — Between 20,000
nnd 2R.0O0 people visited Camp Harvey ut
tho state fair grounds yesterday, where
tho Wisconsin national guard are encamped.
In Indiana.
Indianapolis, May 2.—Ovcr 50,000 people visited Camp Mount during yesterday
morning to see the notional guard.
suffered a severe loss. The Marin
Christiana is on flre and another ship
believed to be the Doll ,Iunn de Austria
was blown up. There wns considerable
loss of life. Captain Cardaroza, com
■winding thc Marie Christiana, is among
the killed.
"I ean n..t now give further details
The spirit of the unny, navy und volunteers is excellent-"
Montejo  Admits   Ills   Defeat.
Madrid, via Paris, Mny 1.—The time nf
the retreat of the American squadron be-
hind the merchantmen wns 11:30 a. m
Thc naval bureau at Manila sends the following report signed Montejo, admiral.
"in the middle of the night thc American squadron forced the forts und before
daybreak appeared off Cavite. The night
was completely dark. At 7:30 o'clock
the bow of tiie Heina Marie Christina
took fire and noon nfter the poop nlso wus
burned. At 8 o'clock, with my stall', 1
went on board the Isle of Cubn. The
lteina Maria Christina nnd the Castillo
were then entirely enveloped in flumes.
"The other ships having been damaged
retired into linker buy. Some had to bc
sunk to prevent their fulling Into the
bunds of tlie enemy. The losses are numerous, notably Captain Cardurzo, u priest
nnd nine other persons."
claim   "a   Victory."
London, May 1.—The Mndiid correspondent of the Financial news telegraphing
this morning snys:
Tho Spanish ministry of marine claims
a victory for Spain because the Americans were forced to retire 1-ehind the merchantmen. Captain Cardurzo, in com- i
mnnd of the lteina Maria Christina, j
went down with the ship. The Spaniards
fought splendidly. There is great anxiety
for further details.
entailing Defeat of spniu.
London, Mny 1.—Dispatches receive.!
from Madrid state thut serious fighting
has occurred oil' Cuvitn, Philippine islands. While it is quite clear that the
Spanish squadron has suffered a crushing
defeat, the dispatches leave unclear the
intensely interesting question whether the
American Bquadron bus suffered material
damage. All news thus far comes from
Spanish sources, but it seems evident that
Oomniodoro Dewey has not captured Man-
iln. Unless he is able to make another
attack and capture the town, he will 1><-
in nn awkward position, having no bnse
upon which to retire und to refit.
Probably, therefore, the United States
squadron will be obliged to mnke for Sun
Fruncisco, ns the entrance to Manila bay
was heavily mined with torpedoes.
Dewey's  Grent   IMnek.
Acting Admiral Dewey displayed great
pluck und during in making for the inner
harbor. According t*i private advices received from Mndiid, the United States
crui-ers Olympia, Raleigh and two other
vessels, the names of which are not given
entered tho harbor.
Xo dispatches give details ns fo the ves
sels actually engnged on either side.
It nppears to be Incorrect thnt thc
American ships finally anchored behind
the merchantmen on thc east, side of thc
bay.   It should be the west side.
Probabilities point to the second engagement occurring through tho Spaniards trying to prevent the landing of the
American wounded.
Reliable details can not bc hnd until
Commodore Dewey's squndron is able to
communicate with Hong Kong. There
is, liowever; a suspicious   frankness   in
Washington, April 20.—The secretary of
the treasury today rccoived from the w-
rctury of wnr estimates or deflclenccs in
appropriations for the uso of the wnr department for the remaining two quarters
of the present fiscal yeur, aggregating
In his Idler Secretary Alger says thnt
the nets of congress approved April 2-2
and 2(1, IHiiH, authorizing thc enrollment
of a volunteer anny nnd placing tho reg- j
uhir army on a wnr footing will necessl- j
tnte this increase for the organization
support nnd maintenance of new forces
'l'he several items iu the deficiency ap-
propi iation asked for nre ns f. Hows, cents
omit led:
Signal service of the army  $    21.000
Pay, .'t.-., of the army, volunteers — ".T-iO.util
Pay, et-.-.. of the army, regulars   l,42fi,263
Subsistence of the army   yJH.tm
Regular   supplies,   qunrtermiister <i..
partment   l.iwo.'Kfl
Incidental   expenses,   quartermaster's
IM.nni.-nt           T.VI.Ofly
Horses  for cat airy an.l altlll.-ry       I.^M',000
Barncks and quarters   ■tu.i.ou..
Anny transportation   t*.ouo,0.-0
Clothing  an.l    camp    nnd    garrison
equipment   10,000,000
fonttngeucles of tho anny  bo.ooo
Ordnanoe department   j.74;.co»
Medical and hospital departqifent  .... TuU.ow.
Equipment r,f engineer troops   w.ooil
Torpedoes  for  harbor d.-ft-ntteo     ..OO.OOO
Expeditionary fore*, to Cubs   50,500
inis estimate, whicli will be transmit
ted to congress today, is entirely independent, ot the allotments made by the
president to the war department of the
$50,000,000. This will indicate that up to
July 1 next (two months} the Increased
expenditures on account of the war will
be approximately $00,000,000.
The   War  Revenue   lit 11.
The house today passed the war revenue
bill   with   only   llie amendments agreed
upon by the republican members of the
ways und means committee added.
INtrtimnl Warned Thai SpnulHli Fleet
MHHt Leave St. Vincent.
Lisbon, .April 28.—It is officially announced ihut the Portuguese government
1ms stopped the dispatch of public telc-
graphic information regarding i he movements of warships in tlie harbors of Portugal.
I'nrttiKnl In  Wn me il.
London. April 28.—The action of Portugal in prohibiting tho transmission of
news dispatches regarding warships has
caused u sensation, showing that she is
doing everything possible to aid Spain.
A dispatch from Lisbon today says:
President McKinley'B notification is un-
derstood to have threatened that unless
the Spaniards were ordered to leave St.
Vincent the United states would regard
Portugal as an ally of Spain and treat
her accordingly.
Tho Spanish torpedo fleet, together with
several tirst class cruisers, has heen at
St Vincent for some time past. Daily bul
Latins have been received from there by
the Associated Press, but thc action of
the Portuguese government today apparently closes this source of information regarding the movements nnd whereabouts
of the Spanish fleet.
S|Miknne    Ht'N|iiiii<lN    tu    the    Sntloii'N
KlrM   Onll   Por   Volunteer*.
Spokane, Wash., April 30.—Five thousand people gathered about the Northern
Pacific depot at no n today to bid farewell to the boys of Company 1* and Bat
teiy A, who started this afternoon to
Tacoma on a special train. It has been
a great day witli tlie people of Spokane
Early this morning they began assembling
on Riverside avenue hoping to catch a
glimpse of the members of the two militia
companies whom it was understood had
been ordered to leave this afternoon. Very
little business had been transacted t- day
The stores have been open, but it ha?
been more to give the people a chance
to eome in and sit down while they were
waiting for tlio parade than because the
proprietors expected nr desired to do any
The order from Governor Rogers came
last, evening directing both companies to
bo prepared to move on a special Northern Pacific train at 1 o'clock, taking with
them all their camp equipments. The order
sont a thrill through the ranks of the two
companies, but it caused perhaps more
excitement among the friends of the boys
than among the volunteers themselves.
There are five states of Oie German empire each smaller than Rhode Island.
Clarke   County   Krult   Oroirerf   Are
llu|»j»>—Sheep      sh.-itriitm    In     Full
inn Mi—Organisation uf Military
t'lMiiimitleN—Moutiina Will Send a
Iqnadron Ol Cuialry tu the Front.
The eiti/ens of Wilbur have decided
upon a celebration of July 4.
Chirk county fruit growers report thut
prunes ure now practically out of danger
uud most of the other fruit.
John V. Terry, receiver of the United
Stutes land olliee at Seattle, is organizing
a military company, having already ob
tallied tlie signatures of 42 young men.
Pressor reports that sheep shearing is
new iu full blast. Deputy Assessor L
I). I«ape has enn lied 128,000 sheep to
date in thut district. The wool warehouse
is now- finished and is being filled.
The gun carriages for the fortifications
< n Marrowstone Point have arrived. Work
on both Murrowstone and Admiralty Head
is being pushed rapidly, and operation*
will soon be begun on Point Wilson.
The steam lighthouse tenders Mauzani-
ta und Columbia, which have been in the
service of the treasury department along
tlie north Pacific! coast, are to be transferred to the navy department. Both
vessels go on the dry dock hei-e tomorrow
for overhauling and t*> be painted lend
A wid death occurred about three miles
north of Custer the other day. The year
and a half old child of Mr. Poison wns
killed by accident. Fred Knupperberg
had charge of a team when the lines
broke and the horses ran nway. It seems
the horses got past the child when a chain
attached to the tugs swung around and
caught the little fellow. When he was
picked Up life wns extinct.
Pierce County Superintendent of Schools
J. L. '[nit snys that the State Teachers'
Assoi iation will be held in Tacoma, beginning dune 21 and ending Juno TO. Heretofore it has been held in August- Tlie
change will enable teachers to attend with
the least possible inconvenience. The
Pierce county institute has been Het fur
June 14 to 22, and the county convention
of district officers will be held June 29
Judge Carroll hns decided tbe tax cases
of tho Pacilic National bank against
Pierce county, which he hns had under ud-
visoinent f<n some time, holding thnt the
bank must pay tlie tux. The bank brought
suit to i.-strain the collection of the tax
and to establish an oft'-set on the tax assessed on $ 'J.OOO of the stock which was
represented by stock inother corporations
in other counties of the state, which was
held by the bank, and which was subject
to tux ill the counties where the corpora-
tit.lis  were located.
Ida ho.
Wallace reports that the owners of the
Morning mine do not propose to lose any
more time than necessary ou account of
the burning of their mill, having already
commenced clearing off the grounds fur
T. F. Nelson, who once represented Idaho county in the territorial legislature,
and a senator from La tali ot the last sea-
don, has removed tu California for permanent residence.
Colonel Joseph Roach of Minot, X. I).
bus purchased of Prcuitt k Phelps nf Helena 500 head of northern Idaho stock, two
years old, nud paid $;{() per head.
The report of the quarter of the slate
insane asylum shows the number of patients January 15 was ISti, 119 male und
ii" female. April 15 the number was IH.i
US mule and 70 female. Five died during tbe quarter, 10 were discharged and
14 received.
Judge Stewart sentenced the three men
found guilty of burglarizing Egleston's
store in aldwell to serve the following
terms in the penitentiary; James Brown
two years and 11 months; Charles Anderson, three years; Frank Anderson, three
years and two months.
The Northern Pacific Railroad Company
has sold 4320 acres of land eight miles
southeast of Augusta. Budke Bros., sheep
men, get 2000 acres; 1). J. Hogon, n cattle
mnn. 'JlKHI acres, and W. J. Miles, a randier, 1120 acres. The tracts are contiguous
nnd are principally grazing lands.
Montana will send a squadron of cavalry to the froni! In a few days, ln anticipation of tho orders of the department
•which were detailed by Senators Mantle
and Carter in a long dispatch to the gover
nor Thursday, Governor Smith, with the
chief officers of the Montana national
guard, came to an agreement yesterday as
to the bosl plan for raising the tro ps
which will be required by the govern<
ment from this state. Lieutenant Robert
Bruce Wallace, of the second cavalry, who
bus been Stationed at Helena on detached
service as inspector of the state guard
several years, will command the Bquadron
ol four troops. His promotion tothe rank
of major is alike pleasing to the men in
the guard and his friends in Helena, which
bas been his home for many years.
Harry K. Clarke, the associate of the
"woman highwnymnn" who terrorized
Helena six years ngo nnd was sentenced
to 40 years in prison, has decided lhat if
he is permitted he will enlist in the army
and make an effort to prove that he is
worthy to be restored to citizenship. In
a letter to his lawyer, Samuel A. Halliet
Clarke says: "If I nm released I shall
ceiminly enlist if allowed to as soon as
war is declared against Spain. I came to
this country desiring lo make it my home
and though circumstances have placed me
| in a position sueh ns to exclude me from
i citizenship I earnestly desire to prove by
my future actions that I nm not lost beyond redemption." Clarke once signified
his willingness to return to his former
home in Norway if he were pardoned with
thnt condition, and he now offers to enlist
and fight as a condition of being allowed
to remain iu tho United States if he ean
secure a pardon on that condition.
Europe is less than one-fourth the size
of Asia THE   MINER.
THE mink It 1. printed ..*: Batiiraap, and "ill
bs mailed toany address iu Canada or the
United States for one year i [pt of two
dollar-.   Single copi.   *
CONTRACT Ah. IK, I-. ME -I - Insetted at the
rat.- -.i" jy per column Inch per im nth.
therateof lfi ceuts per nonpareil liu.-tir-t
Insertion, Advertisements running f,.r a
shorter period thau three month! arecla I
CORRESPONDEKCH from every pari "1 the
Yak- District and i ommnuleatlons upon live
topic, always acceptable, fiend In your
news wh,fe lt Ii fresh, and we will do the
JOIl PEIKTISn timed oui In lir-  cl ':•:•■
ut tbo shortest notice.
A.l.lres- I-'. II   Ul CAR1 EB St 60S,
OKAi .. Porks, H. 0.
Carson LoiIrs I. 0. O. P. No. 37.
of Hanson, vho died recently, left by
will J13COO to an unnamed person,
whose i-lentity is to bc ntaJe known by
thc prr-dirytion of documents v.h ch will
-bow tb.it be is the person for wb-jm the
legacy is intended. Tbis action on the
cart ot Hanson 14 unprecedented, as tbc
will gives no clue as to how the person
shall be identified exec-p* as just stated.
It was bad cnou h lor the Miner 'o
puiri^h a p:cure ot Geo. Washington
wih a (trral wreath around it. liu
When it coiner, '.o a lot of Americans
making night hldioui i>y discharging
lire arms and hurrahing in honor ol tbe
Am -ii a-i victory uli Manila, it is entirely
loo rn-jch.
skylark camp, all Interest; Mayflower, Y. inter*
est, Prlae >.f '.tie Hill, jeadwood camp, ,'a inter-
os*i Omaha, I'ass creek, Y interest. J. M. Lh.y.l
to Thos. Elliot.
May ■•:-
Araeri -an Kay-K skylark camp, atl Interest. J.
Iiuf.mr, by Slier lir, 1,, j. Powell.
T  n ft TT  meets every
I. YJ. YJ. r. evi tilnn at
,,1 - n'clneti 111 Hi.-li
hall at I n, -..11   II   1'.    A Hal   ;. I II ,11 1
ended tuallso iui ' 1 *
I'  11. Xiil.- JN.  N  il
Wi. U, Claiik, 11 -■
Kvery indication points to an Imp.nd*
Ing battle in Atlan'tc wa'.yts botween
tbo United S-.atos and S -am- This supposition is strengthened by 'he fact tbat
Ibe movements of the warships of both
countrie. are veiled in secrecy. Spain
BppeArs to b.- ma-sin;; ber ship; for tbc
purpose of making an .-.tt ck on the
American sq ladrons, which, according
ti sound war tactics on tbe part of the
United Sues, scorns to demand the
concentration ol her blockading and liy
Ing sci'i.tdiuns to m:et the attack, Jus.
where this action wiil la',;.- place is a
bad matter to foretell, li it a su .;>i-
c:y*i arises tl u: Spain will endeavor* to
in ike a fytr.t against Ibe Atlantic cities,
and he*n in a pr'. of the American shipB
between her full line of bat.lc aid thc
"Shire batteries at Havana. There is a
po*3lbility, bovevor, tha: Spain may
prefer to make a dash at the Atlantic
seaports, bm tl at is haul y probable, for
by such t n I cs she would placo her .df
In thc Eame position that she would
like to get thc Amencan forces—be*
tween lhe shore batteries and the enemies war.1.its.
Tbcto is one point on which ?.ll can
rest assured, arc that is wherever the
action tccu.s, it will be terrific, The
Spaniards will fight with desperation as
theSpap'sli ofliceta have sworn never
to strike th-.ir colors, a d thn Americans
wiil rei: t than wiih the bull dog determination characteristic of iboir nice, as
<!eath would be mors peif.-r r.b'e to an
American sailor than a Spanish prison.
Thc result of this cm flict wiil be
watched with interest f>om every quar-
tcr of the globe. If the United States is
isu'cessful the end of the stiuggle is
■near at bind. On the other hand, if
■Spain should come out victorious it is
■almost certain that hostillticn will be
The appointment of lion. Joseph
Martin as chief justice is meeting wilh
opposition is seme quarters. The main
reason argiud against his appointment
:s because he is rather a recent omer
to this province,
One ol the miny Indications of an In-
rei lug j, rniaiient popula ion in Grand
furls :& tbe  tact that a llrand   Forks
lady presented her husbtnd with a  pair
c-f twins "his week.
Statistics tnnou ice tbat New Y./rVs
commercial losses attributed to thc war
already reach t!3o,ooo,oo*>.
Now the punjttr j say "that he didn'
, De:m/ tntng t> the Spanish."
It is a mistaken idea to tuppose that
evenbody in Ihe United States is in
favor of the war with S .'tin. There is
■no denying thc fact that a considerable
numbei cf them believe it was a mistake to inlet fere in lhe affairs of Cuba.
Yet, now that it bas bein bugun, tbey
wil! give a Icyal tupport to the govern*
rc ent in carrying on hostilities. In fact,
iheir position is similar to that occupied
by the British people. Ninty nine out
of ever*.- bu ndred of whom believe tbe
United States government made a grave
mistake in mixing up in the Cuban difficulty at all; but now that she bas got
into the fracus, there seems to be no
honorable line of retreat left open. The
British pub'ic were nt once ca'.led upon
lo sympathize with one side or thc
other and they naturally turned to the
United States.
Not a residence in town to rent is not
a report to goo it to the wort.1.
The Eusiness Portion of Northport Burns
The entire business part of Northport
from the station to lhe bridge, with the
exception of Cendrick's brick block,
was destroyed .y lire last Monday
morning. The tire was first discovered
about 2o minutes pa-t lour, in a litt'e
tailor shop in thy rear of Maddcn's
saloon, th.. cause of -vhich is supposed
tJ have been ihy explosion ot a coal oil
lamp. Tbe ll lines extended back to the
bluff, and then .11 the wind wa.t toward.
Ibe river lhe course of the flimes was
directed towards tlie Columbia, everything before 1: went and it was
after e:ght o'clock b;fore the flames
Fortunately ail those sleeping ia the
doomed buddings we-0 awakened antl
got out safely, consequently there was
no loss of liio. O.ving to tho lack of
water suj ply, i* was entirely out of the
question lo check tlte fl tines, but the
citizens are said to have done excellcn
w-ork in saving the contents of lhe business houses and residents,
In the attempt to check thc corns*: ci
the fi-e several building! were blown
up without accomoltshtng any go id.
Everythii g movabl was practically
saved, though ol coarse th.* damage
ranged lion- 30 to 50 per cent.
At present it is a ciflituli matter to
estimate lhe amount cf the loss. At
least seventy five buildings are said to
have been destroyed. Notwithstanding
hundreds ot people wete rendered
homeless, yet t'e.e-e "il! be no suffering
for tbc weather is line and tents have
becn provided for temporary homes
until buildings can bo elected, wh le
there is no scarcity of provisions. This
is the second timo lhat Norlhport has
been burneJ siuye it tirst sprung into
In Wellington Camp Showing Up
Fred Oliver, Frank Loring, G T.
Crano and J iy 1'. Graves, of Spokane,
who have been spending lhe past ten
days looking after their mining interests
in this section, letumea from Republic
Sunday afternoon, where ihey are interested in thc Schuster mineral claim,
having recently purchased a ha f interest in tbo same. This claim is situated
in the heart of the town, and during
tbeir stay in Republic in y mado arrangements for the erection of a large
hotel, which when completed, will be
the finest in the upper country, and
equaled by only a few in Spokane. On
Monday the p irtv, accompanied by
lloss Tho npsun aud C l'rinirie of R t-s*
land, pa d a visit to tliu Alias mineral
claim situated in Welling.on camp.
This property ii at present under bond
to Mr. Oliver, Wbo haj a force of men
employed doing development woik
The obj ct of th y visil was to inako an
examination of the property, and all expressed themselves more lhan pleased
with the manner lhe claim was turning
out. A large bod/ cf ore, similar to
tha! of tbe Winnipeg, has been stuck.
Mr. PrlOjle iu speaking of th; property
said: "A wonderful shuwtng h .s been
made on the Atlas. A large bedy ol
ore bas been une 11 thed, from wbi:h, if
Values averaging £15 per ton can be secured, will equal anything in the Rossland district."
The United State, war revenue measure provides lor a number of new and
unusual taxes. For example on every
-telegram, except those for the press, on
which tbe charge is 20 cents 1 cent; on
messages costing above 20 cents, 3 cents;
on passenger ticke's to a foreign port
from fl lo $5. according to price of
ticket; on all p.apers connected with
shipping an additional charge is maele,
a'.-to on all mortgages, notes, letters of
credit, certificates of deposit, memorandums of sale and so on. In iact if
the measure becomes law the people
will be taxed at every turn in the road,
;and will be in about the same position
as the people of thc Boundary country
regarding the defeat ol the Kettle
River Valley Railway charter, and are
compelled to say that they like it
whether they do or not.
The announcement of war between
■the United Stales and Spain has been
Ihe means of bringing cut a good deal
of interesting information relative to the
lighting stronglh of the various nations.
It is learned that the British empire has
more than a million men actually enrolled and under military or naval drill,
thus: Serving with thc colors 220,000,
army reserve 80,000, navy 100,000, militia, volunteers and yeomanry in tbe
United Kingdom 400,000, Canadian militia 40,00c, Cape and Natala militia
q.ooo, Australian militia 16,000, Indian
army 145,000; total, 1,010,000 men, ar.d
probably there are enough left out of
the count to swell the number to 1,100,-
000. This with a fleet equal to any
two in the world makes a pretty brave
Grand Foiiks is still keeping up her
reputation of leading thc cities of thc
Boundary country. Sho was first to
have daily connections with the outside
•worldt fist to have a man found dead
in his room in the hotel; first to have a
genuine scandel in high life; first to
have a man publicly horse-whipped by
a woman; wiil be first to have a complete system rf water works and electric light; to have telephone connections, and now she tukes thc cake by
announcing the arrival of a pair of
Stockholder's Meeting.
wni bo held at the office of Uievffecretar>- of the
Company, ut
Grand Forks, B. C, Monday, llie 23rd
day of May, 1898,
ai the hour of two o'clock p. in,, for llie following il-iirposes:
(h) To ratify tin option recently given for tlie
sale of the unsold eltyiot.s bcloiiidtis to tin-company,
(b)   To clod officers for the coming year.
(cl Tf» net on f-iui-h other business M may
lotne before ihe mooting,
NOTICE IS HEBEBY filVEN  tlmt the eourt
of revision for the purpose nf hearing nil
complaints agalnsl the asfonsinent r->r the vear
is-.i*** nf muilu by   the   unsoxir   of   tin-   City   of
(Irani] Fork*, Il 0„ will ..* hehl at the council
chamber In tliu City of Qrand Forks ou
Tuesday, the 31 of May, A. D., 1898
at two o'clock p.  in.
I-*hkj» Wollaston, city derk.
City Clem's office, Grand Korks. April i'l, lMis.
(McCill Univ.)
Coroner for Grand Forks Mining Division
of Yule District.
OFFICE:—Jubilee Hospital, Brand Forks, n. C.
Provincial Land Surveyor,
And Civil Engineer.
Offick, Midway, b. c.
Associate  Member CanHdiiin
Society   of  Civil   Engineers.
Solicitor, Etc.,
Omco, Muin Street,    -   GRAND FOKKS, B. B.
We bave several nice dwellings to sell cheap.
We have applications for a number of Dwellings to rent.
If you bave anything to rent or sell Come In and have it listed,
Rents and other collections givf n prompt attention.
^Olflce—Next Door West of PostoffcejM
^^^^^^^^^j^>*>-a--a->a-.>a-a--a>-a-a-a-*5>--x v
$ Now that Corbin Has Got HisChartere Every-
jk ne Wants A New Suit of Clothes.
Provincial Land Surveyor.
civil Engineer, Etc
Came the Other Route-
The party ot London capitalists vvho
were expected to arrive ia the city this
week, for ine pU'posc of making an ex
tended examination of the B. C. min
eral claim in Summit camp, arrived in
Greenwood on Wednesday af e-noon,
and were at once taken to the mine
where every possible arrangements had
been made by Mr, Haniion for enter-
taining them. Th tough nMsur.dsntand-
ing the p:irty c, me via Pentieton in'
st .-ad of M itch;, as w\- 0 xpected,
A Tacoma, Wash , man by tbc name.
Grand Forks Mining Divisicn.
April 20-;
Elsie, Morrlsey creek, T. Q, Cooper,
(tiuilin, Clirit-iit.11 uike, II. i). Worklll et al.
Cuvnoga, Cltrlstlnu Luke, H, D. Morklll,
April 30—i
Uawktde, Summit camp, M. I>. McLeod,
Saloon, Summit oamp, J. V. Cuimlnghain,
May 2-:
Manitoba*. Coronet ami Waterloo. Wellington
camp, C. M. Orouse.
Athelson and Blue Nose, Wellington camp,
P, M. Kirliy.
Goldsmith, Morrlaey creek,ll. A. Hunt ley etal,
K.ih'j-lay, Lime creek, C. K. Blmpson.
May ::-
War Cloud. Brown's oamp, S. P, Ralston.
Mniie 11, McRea creek, II. Henderson,
April 20-:
Copenhagen, Sam Peterson.
N. P., Thomas Newby.
Deadwood, Spauldlng et al,
Cannon Hall, Armstrong et al.
Alma, J. \\. Spauldlng et ul.
Rose, McKane ct al.
Thistle and Shamrook, McKane etal,
Corbett, Beach etal.
April 80 -:
Jackpot, b, Moriarlty etal
Clara D., J. Holm otal,
May 2:-
OroDeuero, G. Sterling.
Pride of the Wesl and Itosc Bud. W. Sterling.
Queen Bird, fraction,McQuirketal,
tt. Bell, W. II. McCarthy.
Remington, il. M. McCartney,
May Is-
J, w.t a. 11. Harrison.
Lucky Boy, Pat O'Connor.
Herald, c. Campbell otal.
Pansuy, J. rounder.
White Rose, Lucian et ol.
Centra] City, N, Larsen otal,
Ottawa, A. Audetetal.
May 2:-
Tammany, Lawless, Oxide, Crystal) Montreal
and Yclluu Kid, H Interest In each, Hector Mcpherson toT. II, Mcltea.
Bthol. Utile May, BUvorKiug, lewiston, Gold
Blend and Klondyke. '.t inteiest in oaoh, II
McPherson loT. ll. McRea.
Comanchlo an.l WUlamltlo, all Interest, J,
Daroy too. Gait,
KupperQneoh, Iron King and Columbia, \4
interest in each, ,1. B}, Glhson to Mux Kunu.
Paymaster,!, Interest, A. C, Lund to J. Ring.
May ;i-:
Little Bertha, J-jJ interest, O. 0. Gundenson td
A. T. Kandriok.
Kettle River Mining Division.
April 21-:
Hosier, Graham camp, C. J. Lundy.
April 20:-
Hard Tack, Boundary Kails, T. Wake.
L. B., Boundary Kalis, W. Boyle.
April 80—:
Jumbo, Bmlth's camp, T 0. Wood.
Saxon, fract., Provinco camp, J. A. Crawford.
Old Dad, Cedar Creek, Thomas Henderson.
Argentine, fract., Smith's oamp, N. Tholl.
April 2<—:
Delmonto, T. A. Garland,
Ajiril 20:—
Eureka,   Royal Oak and Boldlmingo, J. J.
April 30-;
Silver Strand, J. L. Steele.
May 21—
Oh There, H. L. Morgan.
No.O., Pat Hickey.
April 29—:
Foghorn, Graham's camp, }u Interest. J. W.
Keystone, Pass Creek,:^ iiUereflt; Fremont,
Knr.nTH* } \yTUlPMT.ASiu and hy sec
ev Ucner-> \»V i'oni of ihe "(irum
al. )    W¥     Korks City Act, ISas,1
VICTORIA, by the Grace of Qod, of the Unite.
Kingdom   of Greut. Britalu  aud   Ireland
QCXRN. Defender of the Faith, &q„  Ac , &<i
To all to Whom those   Present Shall
J\ M. l-:;i;:iiTs. j
Attorney   '
. i- provided that "thero shall be a
(•pedal election held ns soon as possible
after the coming Into effect of thii
,\cr, upon a date to bo fixed by Proelma
tion of the Lieutenant-Governor, of a Mayor
nnd Aldermen Tor Mich cily, who shnll hold
office until the next annual election In the
month of January, 1899, and until his Bncoessor
or a majority of their successors, have beet
Kwtirn In, unless he or thoy shall die, or retflgi
or become disqualified"s
And whereas Onr snid Liouteuaut-Govermir,
hv aud with the advice nud consent ol the l"x
cutive Council of Our said Provinco, has ti\t',l
Tuesday, tlio H'iu day of May. 1893, and Friday
the 18thday of May. ivs. as tjtercspectlVBdatcfi
ol nomination ami polling for thosald election
NOW KNOW VK, (hat. by and with the advice
oi Our Executive Couucii of Our said Province
of British Columbia. We do, by this Royal Pro
damn tiou, declare that the nomination of Major and Alderman of said City of Grand Forks
Bhall ho held ou Tuesday, tho 10th dav of May
next, and thai tho polling, it any, shall take
place on Friday, the Kith day of May, 1898, at
suoh times and  places as may bc provided by
In Tf.stimony Whereof, We have caused
theso Our Letters to bo made Patent, and
the Great Seal ofthe Said Province io be
hereunto allixed: Witnbss, the Honourable   Thomas   It.   M 'IHNBB,   Lieutenant
Governor of Our said Provinco of  British
Columbia, this twenty sixth da) of April,
in the year of our Lord One thousand eight
hundred and ulnety-elghl, ami in the
Sixty-first year of Our Reign.
By Command.
Provincial Sooretary
pCBLIC notice is hereby given tothe electors
'of the municipality of Grand Forko, that I
require the presence of the said electors at
the City Clerk's office, on the 10th of May, at
12 o'clock, noon, for the purpose of electing per
sons lo represent thorn In the Municipal Council as Mayor or Aldermen.
The mode of nomination of candidates shall
bc as follows:—
The mode of nomination of candidates shall
be nominated in writing; the writing shall bo
subscribed by two votwsof tho municipality, us
proposer and seconder, and sliall be delivered
to the Returning officer nt any time between
the date of the nolice and 2 p. m. of lite day of
thc nomination, and in the event of a poll be
lug necessary, suoh poll will he opened on the
10th day of May at VanNoss' office In the
North Ward, and at L, A. Manly's office in the
South Wind, of which every person is hereby
required to take notice and govern himself accordingly,
Notwithstanding tho provisions of section
H of the "Municipal clauses Act," the porioni
qualiiied  to  he  nominated   for and   elected
Mayor of such  City at such special election
shall lie such persons as are male BriMrdi subjects of tlie full age of twetity-ono  yours ami
arc not disqualified under any law, and
(a.)   Appcnr on the last revised municipal us-
sesiuiicnt roll of such city as the owners
of laud or real property In tho (.Ity of tho
assessed value of one thousuud dollars or
moro over and above any registered  oil*
cimibranoe or chargo. nnd who are otherwise qualiiied under (Ids Act as municipal voters at sueh election; or
(h.) Who have been  for three mouths noxt
preceding theday of nomination the sole
tenants  fn   possession  of  laud or  real
property In the city of the assessed value
of two thousand dollars under lease In
writing /or not less than one year, and
aro riot disqualified nndor any law, and
Notwithstanding the provisions of  Bald
section 11 of the said "Municipal Clauses Act,"
the persons qualified to be nominated for and
elected as Aldermen of sueh City at such special
election shall  he   sueh  persons as  aro  male
Brftish subjects of the full age  of twenty-one
years, and are not disqualified under any law,
(a.)  Appear on the lust revised municipal assessment mil of thc City as the owners
of land or real property in the city of thc
asscsh-cd value of five  hundred dollars
over ami above any registered encumbrances, and are otherwise qualified under this Act to vote at such elections or
(b.) Who have been for three months next
preceding   lite   day of  nomination the
sjle tonnuts in posesslonof land or real
property in tbo City of thc value of oue
thousand dollars under lease In writing
for not less than one your, aud are otherwise qualified under this Act to vote at
BUCh election.
Given under iry h md at (irand Forka, the 2nd
day of May, 1806,
Fued WotliABTON,
Rotundity Officer.
lays after date I Intend to apply
o the
Chh'i Commissioner of Lands and Works for
pi'inii-slon to purchase the following described
[aud situate in the district of Yale and lying
between the Kettle river whero lt skirls tho
south bouudary of Lot 719 and the Interna
iionul Boundary Line and more particularly
described as:—Commencing at a poat marked
"C K. Milbourne's N, E, corner and Initial
post" and running thence south ->" chains,
tiieiice west M0 chains, tlicnce Nortli [O Kettle
river, Ihence east following Keltic river to Initial posi, containing BOO acres more or li"*s.
Dated at Grand Porks, it. c. March 81st, 1898.
Ditto of first publication, Aprll2, 1803.
Date of last publication, June -Itli, J&>8.
IV days aflor date I intend lo apply to the
Chief Commissioner of Lard & Woiks for permission to purchase the following described
Ian.I situated in the Osuvnos Division of Yale
Distrlot iu the Province of British Columbia:
Commencing Ht the Southeast corner uf B. II.
Lcss's pre-emption, being a sub-division of lot
7l7.il; thence- eust 11 chains more or less to west
boundary of township x. theme north along
suid boundary 40 chains; thence west ll chains
more or less to east boundary of It. H, Lee's
pre-emption; thcuce south along suid boundary
■in chains more or less to point of commencement whero is placed a legal post marked E. B
Halls' S.w. corner.   Signed,       E.D.HALL.
Dated, tills 3rd day of Slay, 1893.
Dute of fust publication, May Tilth, 189*.
Dute of last publication, July Hnd, 1898,
Situate in the Grand Forks Mining Division of
Yale District. Where Located—In Pass Creek
TAKE NOTICE thnt I. II. G. Brown, Free
Miner's Certificate No, WiA, intend, sixty
days from tno date hereof, to apply to the
Mining Recorder for certificate of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a Crown
graut of the above claim.
And further take notice thot action, under
section -J7, must be COmmouced before the issuance of sucli certilicate of Improvements,
Dated this 12th dav of March, 1898.
Date of first publication,, Maroh 10,19, 1898,
Date of hist publication, Mny 21,1898.
Situated In thc Grand Korks Mining Divison of
Yale District. Where located—In Pass Creek
TAKE NOTICE that I. H. G. Brown, Free
Minor's certitieate No. GflA, intend, sixty
days from the date hereof, to apply to the
Mfnlngltocordor for*u certificate of improve*
ments, for the purposo of Obtaining a Crown
Grant of the above olaim.
And further take notice that action, under section 87, must be commenced before lhe issu
ance of such ccriiiloato of improvements.
Dated this 12th day of March, l»y7.
niariy-iiiay'21, lUVH.
"Ski" mineral claim, situate in tho Grand
Forka Mining Division of Ooyoos division of Yule District.
Whore   located;   On  Shamrock   mountain
about three miles east of Christina Lake.
TAKK NOTICE tlmt   I John Druinmond   Au
' derson, P. l. S..o( Trail, B.C., acting as agent for B, A. Williams, Free Miner's Certificate No, 8170A nnd It. B.Guy, Froo Miner's
Certificate No. 81908, intend, Sixty days from
ihe date hereof, to upplv to the Mining Recorder for a Curtifi uteof improvements, for the
purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant of the
above claim.
And further lake notice that  action, under
section 87, must bo commonced before the Issuance of sueh Certitieate Of improvements.
John d. Anderson.
Dated thia 89th dav of April, 1898,
Date of first publication, April 80th, 1808.
Date of last publication, July llth, 1888.
"Beech" mineral claim situate in the
Grand Korks mining Divison of 0603*008 division of Yaledistrii t.
Where located:—on Shamrock mountain
about tlirce miles oust of Christina lake.
TAKK NOTICK Unit I John Drnmmond Auder-
l son, P L. H., oi Trail, 11. C, acting as agent
lOr W, H. Morrison, freo miner's corti(ie<ito No
8I96A, Robert <>. Cramer, free miner's eertiiieate
No. 7998A, D. C. Beech, free mjuet's certificate
No. 9887A and K. Lava I Icy, free minor's certificate No. 7.12S7, Intend, sixty davs from the date
hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder for a certificate of Improvements, for the
purpose or obtaining a Crown graut of thc above
And further take notice that action, under
section Ii7, must bo commenced before the Issuance of such certificate of improvements.
J. D. Anhehbon.
Dated this 89th day of April, 1898,
Date of first publication, April ,lih,  1808.
Date of lust publication. July 9th, lsD 8.
VJrst-olaM In ovory restieot.  Tlie bar will nl-
** iivs In- foiiinl Nil).j,Hud with tllOOlloloest wines
mill liquors.
| House Finish,        $
| <£
| Sash  Factory,        I
Store Fronts a Specialty, $
I Furniture Made to Order, 1
(il '   (1*
A* Saloon and Store Fixtures.       £
m *
«   <*
q     All orders will le.eive Prompt o>
attention, $r
I E Spraggett, I
ni §
|      Grand Forks. B. C.     |
m ty
Barber Shop.
Centrally Looated,   All Work (laurnnteed to ho
First-Cluss lu every Itespeet.
PETER A. Z- PARE,     •      •      PROPRIETOR.
We are Otfering this week a fine line of
At Extremely Low Prices.
3j Underware, Dress   Shirts,   Overshirts,
Fine Shoes and Miners' Shoes.
Blue Vitrol.
We have just received
a large quantity of Dine
Vitrol Don't overlook
this fact when you
Jeff. Dairis
II you wnut'to ralso
good   Keeping Onions,
A   Qn they keep the Celebrst*
' ed  Fanno Onion Seed
...    ,, ,        . • 'or Pule.    Also onion
Ihe lJp.to-.Date Merchants]Botu ■**nd Seed"of ki,"-»-
Garden- Seeds.
Bath  Rooms,
l. Mcdonald,
Contractor and Builder,
GRAND   FOIIKS,   B.   0.
Plan and specifications ilruwn, eslhnntes furnished -in all ktndsof building.    Wots; strictly
Manufacturer of
Brick and Lime*
Contractor of all kinds or Mason Work.   E-ti
mates on work cheerfully given.
Ou Monday, May 9th, We Will Opsn up
In our new quartern, on Riverside avenue, first
door north Btaches Barber shop. Rnparing
promptly attended to     JOHN DONALDSON.
Manufacturer of
Spring   Beds,   Mattresses,
GRAND   FORKS,   B.   C.
jRp-Saw Filing and all Kinds of Repairing.
Orand Forks Sash and Doorr
Carpenter and Builder.
Estimates fi-rnlBhed on Application.   Store
Front-* and Pixures a Specialty.
Go to
Via McElroy s
Stage Line*
Daily stage betwen Grand
Forks. Leaves Grand Forks
7:30 a. in., teaching Eureka
same day, Returning, arrives
in Grand Foiks at 4 p. m.
•Sj,""' 1 ne up.to-.uate wercnantsjco"8
v ,^-^:*^*5:*«*«e*«**^*^f ■^r^t-^e-^^***^
If you do be sure to call and
examine my mammoth stock
which is he largtst in the
district. Alsoa complete line
Onr stock Is always kept strictly up      ?
to date la every respect. zl
Tin and Repair Shop in \
Connection        m d
Ilrldge Street, (irand Forks, B. C.     h
HA. HUNTLY, The Only Place in Town
Dealer tu that Handles Fruit.
Tobacco and Cigars, 3 8„ppl). 5^5^ DallJ,   ■
Groceries, Salt Meats and Miners Supplies.
fiff-Prospectors and Miners will lind it Io their Interest to givo mo a call belore purch sing
I can save yon money.   Full Urns of Flsllluu Tackle iust Received.
rouglit Steel   Hani..:.
Choice Wines Liquors and Cigars,
This hotel is located about 12 miles from Grand Forks up the North Fork.
Good Fishing antl Hunting in the vicinity. Meals served at all hours, and
the best of sleeping accommodations. H. P. TORONTO. Proprietor.
•*«sKETTLE   RIVER.*.*
IDressBd Beef Provision Go.. Lt'd.'
Wholesale and Retail Dealers In
; Fresh and Salt Meats,]
Hams, Bacon, Lard, Etc.
Spokane Falls &
Nelson & Ft. Sheppard,
Red Mountain Railways.
The Only All-rail Route,without change
of cars, between Spokane, Rosi-
land and Nelson.
doing North,                                Going South
12:12 a. in MARCUS    8:28 p. in
(Mose Connections at Nelson with steamboats
for Kaslo and all Kootenay Lake Points.
Passengers fnr Kettle River and  Boundary
Crack connect jit ton reus with stage doily..
First-Class  Accommodations, Good Stab'ing, Termius of
Stage Line From Marcus, Washington.
McAuley & Keightley,
■v/v-Grand Forks, B.  C-**/\*
Everytliinp; New and Best Furnished
Houtic, and is in everyway prepared to
welcome Guests and provide Good Accommodation
Headquarters for Milling Men. Bet
of Wines. Liquors and Cigars. Special
attentio.. paid to Transcient trade.
G. W. WILLIAHS, Manager.
Daily from Marcus to Grand Forks
Greenwood City, Anaconda, Boundary Falls, Midway
and All Points on Colville Indian Re&vation.
Stage Leaves Marcus on the Arrival of the Northbound Train, Arriving atjjGrar.d
!•'<>. ks nt 8:45 p. in. Leaves lite Forks at 4:00 a. m., arriving at Marcus in time to
connect with northbound Train. Passengeis from Kootenay J"*' "nake sonn*c.
tion at Bossburg gpio*? tmd CMB uj{. FROMJMR
H. McGuire Tells His Experience of the Layout.
He Estimates That at  Least  Forty
Tons of Gold  Will   Be  Brought
Out This  Spring.
Skagway, Alaska, April 23, 1898—
[To the Editor of the Miner, Grand
Forks, B. Cl—Dear Sir: When I left
Grand Forks I promised to write you a
tew lines on the facts ot the Klondyke
country. Notwithstanding the fact that
I have not reached there yet, by careful
observation during my tv/o months stay
in this section 1 bave been able to form
something of an idea concerning tbat
much talked of rrgion.
I arrived in Skagway, Feb. 27.b, after
a hard and cold trip from Seattle, Wa,h.
I had bought my ticket and my baggage
was checked for Dyea. Ou the arrival
of our boat at Skagway, there was a
gangplank run from our boat to a scow
that was to take us to Dyea. After all
hands bad been transferred to the scow
and it got out in the middle bf the bay,
a gentleman "came around and said:
"$t mister."
"What fori" Was the reply from the
angry passengers who where disgusted
because they, had not been landed at
their destination on a steamboat.
Well, this gentleman "mixed tbe dice
up" and told us that it was tor our buss
fare from the boat-landing to the town,
When we landed, the busses proved to
be eight or ten lumber wagons, in which
we were huddled like a lot of sheep.
On our arrival at the hotel we were
compelled to pay 5" *--*-n-s e-ch for
every piece of baggage we had. My
outfit consisted of an overcoat, an umbrella aud a small grip that 1 carried in
my hand, and 1 was "tapped" for 81.50.
That was easy, for when 1 finally te-ch
Klondyke I expect to be able to pick
money up in the street by the basket
full. The next thing was the hotels,
whero we were charged JfcBo for a cot
' with one blanket, and they were hard to
get at that. Of course there was big
profits in the hotel business and every
man wbo had the money went into it,
and did not wait to get into the Klondyke country, but "dropped his-wad"
closer to home. Now there are lodging
bcuses and hotels for sale on every
coiner, and people that arrived here
with three and four thousand dollars
are trying to get a ride out of the country on some freight boat. This is a fair
sample of how business in this country
The only'business, in this- country,
that there is any profit in, is the nutshell games. Tbey do a good business.
They are known bere as "road agents."
They go up and down the trail wilh a
pack on their back filled wi h straw,
and catch hold of some poor devil of a
greenhorn and steer him against the
gam s; which are run in little standi all
along the road. It looks'easy, and
many a poor fellow loses all his money
and has to go back by "Walker's stage
don't want tonnage.
This is a very hatd country to get
through if one is hampered with much
tonnage, but a very easy one to travel in
for a person without baggage. In the
recent snowslide at Sheep camp a groat
many people lost all their outfit. About
100lives were also lost in this disa.ter.
Up to date about sixty bodies have been
found, but there are plenty that will
never be heard of until summer comes.
Prom Sheep camp up to the summit of
the mountain is a bad place for slides,
but if the people would not go out on
the trail in rainy weather there would
potbs any danger.'
Ever since my arrival here there has
oeen a tremendous rush for the front,
and you could not stop the people from
going with a cannon. Everyone is trying to get into Dawson City first, and a
person would think that there was a big
prize hung up there for the first arrival.
As far as a man going into that country
is concernod, three woeks or two months
don't make any difference. Already
there has been many people come out
from there, and those wi:h whom I have
talked tell me tbaf everything
is staked out for one hund-ed
miles around Dawson in every direction, which n very reasonable to believe. So it can readily be seen that a
man going into lhat countiy has to
make up bis mind to stay two or three
y;ars, and then if he is lucky, he will
make some money.
Seventy five out of every hundred ol
the people going in now will never go
prospecting, for when thoy arrive at
Dawson City they will- find -that their
trouble has just commenced. In order
to do anything it will be necessary for
them to put a pick on their back and
start over the hills for a 100 miles and
then they will awaken to whit they hav -
lo go through.
As far as i.rysulf ii concerned I do
notexp-ct to stay in the country. If 1
can see somithing goo I arouu I some ol
thf creeks that have been prospect d I
Will not loik for anything else I havy
got my outfit as far as L*i'\e Bennett,
and in the morning I will leave Skagway for the lake. 1 have seen a nuin-
l) :r of the quartz locations on this side
of the range that have created a big excitement bere.,   1 have nothing to say
about thera. I did not think that I
oould bother with them, so I did not
make a very close examination of thein,
therefore they may be the finest thing
on the earth. Of course I am not looking for anything good on either side of
the range, but if I was and thought well
of them, would rather have .1 mine bere
than travel to the other side of tbe
mountains to the Klonayke country.
There is no question hut lhat the Yukon country will be alright for the next
two or three years anyway. They have
got plenty of gold there. As near as 1
can learn from the people that are com-
in? out, I should estimate that there
will be in the neighborhood of 40 tons of
gold brought out this spring, and nf
course where there is so much gold be
ing taken out, times must be good for
awhile. There are thousands of things
that 1 could write about concerning this
country if I had the time, and if f don't
come out next summer will ketp you
posted on whit is going on in and
around Dawson City. I expect to sail
for Dawson City about June the first, as
that is as soon as the ice gets out of the
Please send my napes to Skngway
where I hive made arrangements to
have mail forwarded to Lake Bennett,
I will nov close hoping to hear some
word from that country belore I leave
the lake for Dawson City.
Yours respectful'y,
H. McGuire.
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jD. C Corbin Has Given up
Getting* a Charter.
The entertainment and ice cream social given Thurdav evening, in Victotia
hall, by the mem' ers of the Associated
Charities, was a pronounced success in
every particular. The literary and musical program was just long enough not
to become tiresome and the ice cream
and cake was—well we will leave everyone to judge for themselves in that respect.
The  literary .and   musical program
consisted of seven  numbers and  was
opened by an overtute, by Miss Jeanny
Johnson, on tbc piano, which was cxe
cuted in a very able manner.
Mr. Herman Hillyer then told his experience wilh "Becky Miller" who had
played him [Use, In a way that pleased
those present.
Miss Alice Hay then favored the audience with a song. Miss Hay has a
very sweet voice wbich gives evidence
of thorough training.
Miss Hay was followed by M;ss Annie Nossidy, in dance fantastic. Miss
Annie proved herself to be very clever
and had to respond to an encore.
Without doubt the most appreciated
number on the program was the singing
of the Misses .McLeans, ages 12 and 14
respectively, and not until they had responded to the second encore was the
audience satisfied. The young ladies
give evidence of thorough training, their
voices blended together nicely and their
singing was a real treat lo thore present.
Mrs. McLennan, in a very clever manner told tho audience how a young
Frenchman made a stake by selling
brick dust for flea powder, and how
cleverly be got out of it, when detected
in the deception. In order to get even
with those present for tbe manner in
which they stamped their teet and clap-
pe I their hands, she related the experience of a young preacher in a new parish, and it is fair to presume that if Mrs,
McLennan had not rebell;d that she
would have been thero yet telling
stories to the crowd.
Aftor Miss J. Johnson had favored tbe
-audience with a song, the floor was
cleared for the Maypole dance, to be executed by 12 little girl;. Mr. aud Mrp.
Harry Shcad's, a*sisti»d by Mrs, Larsen
are entitled to the credit for the proficiency attended by the little girls, who
went through the entire dance without
making a mistake. T.-iose present were
so well pleased with Ihe way in whicc it
was executed they insisted that it should
be repeated.
. Ice cream and cake wos then served
by the ladies and later on these who
desired to were given an opportunity to
spend an hour or two in dancing.
As the result of the entertainment,
the fact has been demonstrated that the
city is possesed of sufficient musical and
literaty talent to give a creditable entertainment, and if it is not out of place,
the Miner would sufgest that tbe citizens of Grand Forks and Uppor Grand
Forks combine their forces and give an
ing money with which to purchase a set
of band instruments. Who wili make
the initial move in the matter.
Activity In The C. P. R. Quarters Indicate They nay Oet a Hove
On  Themselves.
Ever since the announcement has been
made that the C. P. R„ government had
refused to grant to the Kettle R.ver Val*
ley railway a charter to bu.ld through
the Boundary country, thereby giving
this station competitive freight rales and
placing i: on an equal looting with tho
other mining districts of Southern British
Columbia, numberless wild rumors have
been placed in circulation relative to the
intentions of Mr. Corbin regarding the
tapping of the llounda y country.
Evory man you meet has figured cut
in his own mind just how tho thing wjs
to be done. Railways tunning from
every point on the S F. & N. railway between Colville and Norlhport have been
projected, Some tap the Boundary line
near Cascade City, others go over lho
Lone Ranch pass and lap the B undary
countiy at Nelson, on the Reservation,
and so on until a line of railway has
been built through every available pass
over Huckleberry mountain.
The following letter received by the
editor of the Miner yeslciday morning,
w:ll doubtless throw some light on the
situation, and as it comes direct from
headquarte s there can be no question as
to the reliability of the same:
S**okane, Wash , May 4 h, 1898
Editor ol the Mineb, (Jrand Forks, B. (J.
Dear Sir:—Reading some extracts
from your paper ol the the 30'h ult„ reminded me that 1 hive Intended writing
you a few lines, but I have been somewhat busy and hence over locked it.
My solicitor, Mr. Bod .veil,finally wired
me from Ottawa on the 2Sih ult„ saying
a careful canvass indicated tbat the
Canadian Pacific combination was too
strong for us, an.l that there was no hope
of getting our bill through at this session. In view of this fact f notified
parties who were to lake a considerable
part of my bonds, that owing lo the failure of the bill their subscriptions would
be cancelled, and I do not expect to tio
any railroad building his year unless it
is in the direction of the Republic district.
It is a d*Bappointment to me, of course,
but we huve to get used to disappointments in this world. At all events, I
trust, (or tbe sake of your district and
all peisons having interests there, that
the C.inadan Pacific will carry out their
promise of giving you railroad connections this year.
Yours very t u'y,
D. C. Corbin, President.
R. is
Will Be a Hummer,
Ross Thoiup 0.1 and C Pringle of
Rohsland returned home Tuesday, of
this week, alter spending several days
examining the mineral resources of this
section. Both of these gentlemen expressed great satisfaction over what
they have seen during their sojourn
hete, and say tbat the people of Grand
Forks have to reason to feci discouraged over (he future prospects of this
.ocality, Mr. Thompson stated, "that
in all his hiinlng experience, he had
never seeu a section where there was
such a wonderful surface showing as is to
be found here, and if any values can be
secured, it wtll be one of the greatest
camps in B itish Columbia. In the
event of a railroad being started to be
built this way this summ r, he is of the
opinion that the Boundary country will
attract a large amount of capital, which
is necessary to make any mining camp,
W. R. Megaw begs to announce to the
residents of Grand Parks and vicinity
that he will in a few days open his nov
store on Bridge street, wherein will be
displayed a large anl well assorted
stock of general dry goods, clothing,
boots and shoes and groceries.
We propose carrying a nice assortment of General Merchandi-e, at right
Prices, and with close attention to busi-
will hope to metit a share of yo-rr patronage,   Respectfully yours.
H. Sweeney, Manage1*.
Commences to Look as V the C  P
Going to Build
During the past week all kinds of railroad rumors have been afloat. While
so-nehave byen of a sensutional nature
a majority of them hive been very conservative and had a tendency to strengthen the belief that the C. P. R. intended
to commence work at an early date, but it
is impossible to trace this report to any
authentic source. It seems to bave
growen like Tepsey.
From parties who ought to be in a position to know what they are talking
about,'the information is gleaned that
the bids for ihy construction ofjtbe first
section of the line between Robson and
Pentieton are to be opened, at C. P. R.
headquarters in Trail, on the 15th inst.,
and tbat work will be commenced thereafter as soon as practical, and not later
than June 1st. It is, also, further slated
that it is practically settled that the contract for the entire road will be awarded
to Mann, McKenzle & Mann, wilh thc
understanding that tlte work be pushed
as rapid as possible. Mr, Rce,in charge
of the survey here, while he is not in a
position to confirm or deny the reports,
acknowledges that he has received instructions from his superiors to pu,h
his work as rrpid as possible.
A report has been cuirent upon the
streets for the past few days that Vice
Prcs. Shaughnessy of^the C. P. R. was
daily expected to arrive, on a tour of in
spection of the proposed route of the
line.through the Boundary country, but
up to the tunc of going to press that
gentleman has not made his appearunce.
Mr. Shaughnessy would be a welcomed
guest to the resident! of the Boundary
country, for there is every reason to presume that he will be in a position to give
out some reliable information respecting
the plans oi the C, V. li. relative to the
building of a road into the district this
The following is a synopsis of tbe long
looked for railway aid bill. It gives tbe
goverment power ta grant 84000 a mile
for five railways as follows: A standard
gauge railway from Pentieton to the
Boundary creek district, 100 miles; for a
standard gaugo road from Robson to
i Boundary creek district, to connect with
I the first mentioned road, a distance of 80
'miles; for a standard guage from the
cf>ast in the neighborhood ct English
I Bluff, near Point Roberts, via Chilli-
wack to Pentieton, 230 miles; for a standard gunge from Butte Inlet to Ques-
nelle, 230 mile , and for not more than
400 nil.s of anow gauge railway from
Teslin lake to a sea pori in Brit sh Columbia. Work on the the first named
two roads must begin within 15 months
fron May 8, 1897; no the next
two, within two two years from  May  8,
1897, and on the last named l.y June  1,
1898. Thus it will be seen that act:ve
construction rriuit be commenced by tbe
8th day of next August, in order to secure the 8} 000 a mile bonus.
There's a new breweryman in town
(Ico. Rose is working with the C. P.
R. surveying party.
A. McQueen arrd Peter llani.an are
out in "spring bluorners."
M lyor Manly is expected to arrive in
the city to lay or lo-mono*.
Ur. Bowes, of Rossland came down
from Republic last Thursday.
Kettle River lodge 1.0. F. are holding their meetings temporarily in W, K.
C. Manly's hall.
Twenty seven passengers let on the
Grand Forks and Republic stage line
Wednesday mo.ning.
Mrs. Chas. Emmert returned from
Eureka Tuesday, where shy has beer,
visiting the family of Mr. E 1. Davis.
A carload of water pipe arrived this
week and the work of completing the
water system will soon be finished.
The Grand Prairie farmers are finding a ready sale lor their supyly of potatoes and cabbage in Eureka cirnp.
D. Holzman, a wholsale liquor dealer
from Spokane, was registered at lhe
Alberta this week. He was on his way
to Republic,
0. E. Lambert left for Republic
Thursday morning and exp-cts to te-
main awhile over there trying his luck
with thc "Yanks,"
J.ck Frost played havoc with Chas.
Cumings' garden this week. The trouble
with Charity is that he is always just a
lit Ie ahead of the times.
John Keough came down from Summit camp yesterday alter supplies, and
reports every one happy irr that camp
over tbe way thc properties are turning
Charles Van Ness returned from Rossland Wednesday a ternoon and expects
to remain in the city until after the sitting of the county court, wr-ich o.cu.s
neet Monday.
A small consignment of new calicoes,
muslins and lawns. Just arrived by express, from Toronto; balance following
by freight. Cal and see them. J. An-
derson, Upper Giand Forks.
Those who have trouble of their own
should hear in mind that G.-end Fotks
has a policeman. The idea of telling
your troubles to yvurself shows disrespect for tbe ability of our police.
Mr. A. Mi Queen made a business trip
to the Old Ironsides and Brooklyn this
week. The former company he says are
making a-rangements to put in a 60-
horsc power steam boiler and a ten-
drill Burley plant.
G. A. Fraser late of Rossland and
now a resident of Grand Forks, has purchased Mr. Robt Hewitt's interest in
the (Irand Forks brewery, the business
will be carried on in thc future under
the name of G. A. Fraser & Co.
r is reported that R. A. Brown has
closed a deal for the Sunset claim, 0.1
Copper muunia n in thc Similkameen
rear Princeton, B. C. It is claimed
the consideration money is 860, 00
.'ind that the vendees are no others lhan
the Ii. A. con pany.
Messrs, Young, Rogers and Ashfi'.ld
have bond-.il the Royal Banner and St.
Clai mineral claims, in Summit camp,
to Mr. N. Cochrane, ol Rossland, lor
830,000. Tlie bond is a wor'.tiug one
ar.d two shifts of men will bc put to
work at once.
Mr. Robt. Pribilsky is without doubt
the proudest man in Grand Forks to
day. Thjs sudden change in Mr, P.'s
demeanor i*. not owing to any large nan-
eral strike he has recently 111 tdr, but because hi, wife presented him Thursday
afternoon with a pair nf 'Q teens."
Both tae mo:her aud children are doing well.
The Q icen's birthday w li be ce'.e-
b-ated in an appropriate manner by lhe
citizens of Grand Forks. A program
consisting of athletic sports is bring
arranged, .1 ball game between the Nelson and Grand Forks ball elu.is, and a
dance ia the evening by the society of
Associated Charities; lu'l particulars of
w iyh will bc given next week,
Edward and James Jacob', of Spokane, parsed through town th.s week on
their way from It pub'ic, where they
had been looking for *; business location.
T'.rey say lhat everything is over done
there. The p tecs of real estate have
reached a fab ilous figure, and owners
of property on the bus ues; streets
wanted S50 a month rent for 25 foot
Mr, Joseph Wiseman, whn had the
mistortune to have his ankle broken in
Greenwood several weeks since, is able
to be about on crutches. It will be
sometime before he wiil be able to bave
the use of his foot. In the meantime
Joe is putting iu his lime the best he
can riding around the country in his
new turnout, whieh is a daisy, to say
the least.
Mr. Ed Davis, junior member of the
firm of Jeff. Davis .t Co , arrived in the
city last wtek, and after a stay of a few
weeks he goes east and will visit Chicago, Toroir.oand Montreal, where he intends buying a stock of ladies fine dry
goods, which Ihis enterprising firm w.ll
add to their stock. Upon his return he
will become a resident ol the city.
Mr. H. Sweeney, of Vernon, B. C.
was an arrival in the eity this week, to
take charge ol W. R, Megaw's branch
store in this city. Mr. Mo/aw Is one ol
the largest mc vl 11 ts in Vernon, and
as toon as Mi. Sweeney becomes acquainted with the require nents of the
trade hero, expects to carry a full line
cf everything needed to supply the trade,
entertainment  lor  the purpose ol rais-
We understand thit a petition will
soon be presented to th.: city council
asking that a four-loot sidew.a It be laid
from lhe head of Bridge street to the
eity limits on the west. It is also stated
lhat Mr. Peter McCallum has agreed to
bud himself to do thu work and fu--
nish the material at a cost not exceeding
8200. If the petition is granted and
the walk is built the old and new lown
will be connected by a sidewalk.
Mr. Chas. Gire, M. E„ T. C. il., Chem
ist, Gaaalytical engineer, superintend,
ent and manager of -be S'. Maur-ce
Mining Society or belter kno*n in this
vicinity as the French syndicate, who
have been ope.ating in Central camp
for the past year, has moved his head-
1 quarters to this city and hns opened an
1 assay office. M*. Gire is ;i graduate of
the Muring school of Paris, and any
work entrusted hirn will be executed
in a satisfactory manner.
Daring the pas* week .1 large number
of mining men from Rossland have
been making Iheir headquarters irr
Grand Forks. As among tbe number
there am -everal wbo played a prominent part in making Rossland what she
is to day, it is fair to presume that there
it somethi.ig in the wind. This presumption is strengthened by the fact
that daily trips are being made to the
different miiing camps adjlining the
city, anl every nov and then it is intimated that a deal is en.
Possibly Only One Ticket in
the Field.
Jeff.   Davis    the    Only   One   Who
Is     Out     For     the
Eleswhere in this issue will be lound
the proclamation of the lieu'cnant-gov-
emor calling a special election for the
purpose of electing a mayor and council for the city of G-and Forks. Tuesday May 10th has been designated the
lime lor the nomination, and in lhe
event cf a poll being necessary, Fiiday
May 13'h has been set aside as the date
when the ta.ne shall tc ur.
So (ar, very little public inte-est has
been manifested in the corning contest,
although there has been ronsiderable
work done on the q lift, and as a consequence thc Miner feels safe in predicting that there will be a surprise party
in store for the elctors when the day ol
nominations arrives.
The only person who, up to date, has
announced himself as a candidate lor
mayor is Jeff. Davis, llyis ruining on an
Independent platform and not in the interest of anyone, and his war cry w.ll be
a strictly businesslike and 1 areful manipulation of the civic affairs. In this
movement Mr. Davis will doubtless
have the hearty co-operation of every
voter in the city. The advocates ol Mr.
Davis' election, argue that during his
residence in thc city ht has proved hitn
self a careful, conservative businessmen
arrd "for that reason, if no o her, is in
everyway qualified to manage the affaiis
of the city, and if elected, there is no
question but that he will be able to
bring the city out ol the present tangled
condition in which it has gotten its
municipal affairs, for no other reason
than having as its cbiel executive a person who does not reside bete.
The announcement is made publicly
on the street that Moyor Manly ha,
wired parties in tho city that he would
not stand for re-election, and to run L.
A. Manly in his stead. After a carolul
invest gation ofthe repori we have been
unable to irace it to any reliable source,
therefore, we are satisfied tbat there is
no truth in the rumor.
Mr. L. A. Manly informed a representative ol this paper that he would not
be a candidate for mayor under any
consideration, but would stand ior the
Peter T. McCallum announces that
he is out of the race lor n,a>or and will
stand for alderman from the North ward.
Daring the last day or two a movement has been on foot to get A. W. Fraser, of the Alberta, hotel to uccept the
nomination for mayor, but up to the
time of going to press he had not consented to allow his name to be used. In
tbe event of his consenting to run, if
elected be would doubtless serve the
cily well.
\V, K. C. Manly claims that he ir.
out ot politics entirely, and lhat he will
not accept any oflice in the gift of the
people. Tlie re.-son for ths decision
on the part of Mr. Manly is that his
large and growing business needs hi.-
enlire attention.
Just who Mr. Davis' opponent will be
is a difficult matter to state at this time,
but that he will have one there is no
question, and odds are already being
offered that the "dark hor;e" will rake
in the purse.
There is every indication thai in the
event anjone contests Mr. Davis'elec
tion, he will head .1 full ticket, wbich will
be placetl in the field against tire Davis
combination, and iu that case it is
an assured fact that notlnug wiil be left
undone lo secure its elect on. Among
'he list of those who are willing to
serve the ciiy as aldermen will be lound
the names 01 such well-known persuns
Dr. Stanley Smith, A. VV. Fraser, Robt.
Harvey, J. W. Jones, Peter T. McCul
lum, F. H. Knlgit, L, A, Manly, Gjj.
Cooper, Peter .VI..Rea, J. H, Goodeve,
M D. White, J. W. Donaldson and last,
but not least, Maurice O'Connor. But
just who will be nominated or who wid
come out is a mat er that 1 an only be
. determined utter the nominations are
closed next Tuesday, but there is one
thing certain that there is all kinds of
m tie-rial from wbich tu choose.
As it is more than likely mere will be
another issue of the Miner belore the
election,-and at present it is a difficult
matter to form any accurate idea who
will b: in the lield, we will refrain  Irom
further comment,
Jetf. Davis and His Followers Meet and
Nominate a Full Ticket.
At a caucus held .it the office of Chas.
Van Ness'office at 3 o'clock ihis nfier-
noon, composed of tho suppoits and followers oi Jvff Davis the following ticket
was agreed upon:
For Mayor - Jeff. Davis.
F,.r Aldermen; North Ward—A. W,
Fraser, Rob'. Harvey aid F. H. Knight.
South Ward—Peter T. McCallum, Dr.
Stanley Smith and S H. Goodeve.
Teis mobhzition cl l-iyt, w.ll have a
tendency lo force the op pos tion to either
"antle"or call for a "show down."
Good Time.
Mr. E. C. Stingier was an arrival in
Grand Forks last Monday night, having
made the irio oa a bicycle, from
Colville, Wash., coming by way oi
Bossburg in 12 hours, Mr. Sliegter lett
Colville at 8 o'colck in th: morning arriving h:re a 8 in lhe evening. He
brought with hiin thj first news of the
battle between Comm idore Dewey's
fleet and the Spaniard! at Manila. Mr.
S. Utt Tuesday morring on his wheel
for Toroda Creek, where he is Inter,
gstci in several mineral claims.
•5**r *%^^*%*^^Ss*Ss*Si*Si!^^^--Sa.r^ ri^rS-..^ rSi*^^ •'
^W?9v?W>?S?^-As?3>^SsfB>^2y,i3' ■3-^yS'-S^-S^
Grand Forks, B. C.
'S anew House, with new Furniture
and everything comfortable for the
'traveling public, and has  accommo-
tions  for a  large   number  of people.
The Dining   Room   is   provided  wiih
everything in the market.
The bar  is repleted  with  the  best
Wines. Liquors and Cigars
^»- ^'^■^•^•^'•^■^S'^5>-...^ -•^•3'*3--5?^-*@^*?^?g-l=;
.*.*«*,> j^ Prospectors'
(i  L	
Grand Fcrks, B. C. aiid Republic, Wash.
Saddle and Pack Horses a Specialty,
Fn!! Um of Harness Goods*
In Conneotton with Omntl [."orksstu-]
ble,  Freighters i-nii Alu-nys Find
S Plenty of Stall Room
I IPrivuti, Hlj,s betiveon lirnnd Forks and HefU-
Ilea Specialty.   It n-Ul pay you to call nnd set
Mir iiiii.sii >t)ii -,iaiiiiiiiviliii!i;iu llie .Livery
Lino in- I'uck mid Puddles Horses.
}&®oz%mQm%:iz^mazm*zx m jcs ml
Snaps this Week,
Jill I*Ci3t>
1 know tliat now n tho time to
pick up Property
Beforo ThiB Summer Is over will hnve ono
Uailrond and Probably two and Property
g  Will Double Every 60 Days.
Watch ihis Space For Snaps Every
A fine Lot on UiverM-lc nvi'inio, ,
Good Lot on Wtiinlpog avenue ..
Five room house aud5u-foot lot .
Largo Store on Bridge stroct	
Worn. Trice.
...$ (JOO 00     $  :;o.J OO
.   -ico mi
1,000 uo
'J,K00 O)
<.iood Lot and stoiv iii upper Qrand Forks, 1,000 oo
L'OO oo
060 Un
1,500 i'-1
.V,'J mi
Besi.U's allundrcdothers, If you hnve anything to soil IJ-t it
with mo.   No ehargt! .n-.l-.-ns Stilf is made
If you waut to Hoy anything come and seo me and I will suvu
you muiiey,   Addro>s
Grand  Forks Brewery.
G. A. FRASER & CO., Proprietors.
Lager Beer, Porter I Soft Drinks
Particular Attention Given Orders From  Private Families
The Coming District.
Owen Owens, an old time prospeetor in
the Rosiland district, war an arrival
from tbat city last Monday nii;h', having con-.e over to c!o the assessment
wurk on t :C Little Dtrl'nfJ, a very
promising property on Fl .hermnn creek
Mr. Owens is also Interested in a number ol mineral claims i-p the North
Fork, anions whieh .tie llur Blank Hawk,
and Uully, situ.-ttd aliout three miles
up the nvjr on the eaBt si e and lhe
Golden Home, lyin;; oilh; river  front
between the Wleamc and Pathfinder,
He expects lo remain here all summer
doing lire assessment work on thcHc
properties, arid in the event tbat the
tl. 1*. R, commences coistructiou on its
line through the district, says that he
will do $1,000 worth of development
woik on the Golden Home He has
ijre.it faith in the North Folk district
and believes that it will pioduce some
of the biggest mines in British Col m-
bia, as soon the coin ry is developed,
Appealed to the Police Magistrate.
Mr. Chas. Hay and I eier VVright, of
Upper Grand Forks, have made application to Police Magistrate Johnson io
h .ve the'r names placed en the voters'
list for tie coming e'ection. The
voters'list for the election l.ut J .nuar)
contained iheir names, but the prts. n
list, as revised by acting miy.r \V, K.
C. Manly, does not show tius-r gonile
men as voters.
Police Magistrate Johnson, after look
ing into the matter, has decided that
thesi gentlemen are enti led to vote,
and ba- directed City Clerk Wollaston
to havu Iheir names added to the present voter.,' list.	
For Sale.
One of the best farms on Grand Praitic;
beating orchard antl small fruit.   For
further particulrs, address.
W.U.Cqvukt, Carson, B.C.
H.J. Earnett,  of  Colville, super.u-
I tend.i-.it ol roads of Steven; r ounly, and
i E. G. Tabsr assistant engineer of the S,
j F. & _N. railway, passe 1 through the ciiy
last Sunday eu re-me to lhe  reservation
wbere they go lor the puipt-se of exam-
in-ng anil making a rcpon on  the  most
feasible route (or the construction  of a
wagon row Irnti srme point on the line
. -if the S.   F   .V   N.   to   Republic.    Mr.
Earnest   is   authority   for   the   state-
: ment that a large force of  men  will  be
put to work on the road just as coon as
i it   is  dffinately   cticided   ovcr   which
i route lhe toad would be built.   It is estimated that 'he distance to  Republic
from rai way transportation can Be ie-
I duced to ab ut jo miles.
Is hereby given the agreement whereby
i's entire output to the Lumber Tool
has exr-ired, aid am I now prepared to
liurni-h all kinds of
Rough and Dressed
Shingles, Etc.
O.i the ShottePt  Possible  Notice,     A
shitt'c* of your businesi is solicited,
]. K.. Simpson,
Grand Folks, 15. C. Apiil 30th,  iSi^ SfflSH TORPEDO FLEET
Ship* Are Expected iu Kfiifh Puerto
Ittro May 7—Flying Sumi-irou QttM
Received Ordero*. Prwmnmlily to
join Ad in l ml Bojupaon—Anotliei
i'ri*«* Captured—Heady for (he
I "iililn tin    Vol ull teer*.
New  Orleans, May 2.—Tbe First regiment of Louisiana volunteers under Col-
onel Stevens went into camp nt the raee
j track yesterday.      The seeond regiment
! will follow tomorrow and will mnke up
1 more than,the -state quota.
i     Orders are  supposed  to have been relived last night at camp detailing three
tmpoiUea of regular infantry to the forts
' ng tin- pi if coast.
OriliTH    to    lilnhii   ( tun pn ni. «
Uoise, May 2. —Governor Bteuhenberg
ias again ordered the companies of Idaho
militia enlisting as volunteer organizations to leave for Boise as soon as possi*
tie. It is expected they will all be bere
iy Thursday night. The Uoise company
ins already gone into camp on govern*
ment rations, and Company A at Cold-
veil will start tomorrow to march to
Crimea and Caauulllea ln AU Landa—
l*it niK'riip In* About I'rom In en I
l'enuni- llaalnena Condi tloua In
Brief—1'eeultar Incidents He-
curded by Muny Obaervera.
Washington, April --<■. -A cable was re
ceived this morning that the Spanish t^>r
pedo boats Azorc, Kayo and Aricle sailed
this morning from St. Vincent for tin
Canaries. Two of the boats were towei
by transports and it is believed are «o
ing for repairs to the damage received in
tbe i- lli-i->n yesterday.
Anxiety is felt, as bo the destimaUon ot
tlie more formidable part ofthe fleet whicli
Bailed for the west yesterday. If beaded
for Cuba they will likely reach Puerto
Rico about May  7th.
Ready  for the Spaniard*,
Kew York, April 30.— A BpecteJ to tin
Herald from Washinton says:
Immediately following the receipt oi
officio]   information  announcing  tlio de | Attitude Toward Hawaii.
parture of the Bpanlsh fleet from St. Vin j Washington, April 29.—It is understood
cent wiling orders wen- Issued the flying the Hawaiian minister low been advised
Bquadron under command of Commodore
These orders are the result of tbe dis
mission of the naval war board of tin
strategoUcal considerations entering into
the departure of the Spanish Ileet. Natur
ally the greatest secrecy is observed bul
A Ki-itoi led Plot.
Atlanta, Ga,, April 29.—(Jovemor Atkinson has received a letter from James
1). Lotlgj of Good Hoik1, saying Spanish
<pies were planning to wreck the bridges
ind blow up the trains carrying troops
to Key West.
:T lhat this country will not change its policy toward the Hawaiian islands pending
iqngresalonal action on unncxation.
it is generally conceded that the probe
bilities point to an immediate junction
of the armored vessels under Commodore
Schley and those commanded by Ueui
Admiral Sampson, ami the placing of the-
formidable force at the central position
where they can promptly resist any at
tack made by the Spanish Ileet either on
the American coast or un the blockading
squadron surrounding Cuban pits.
Ve ore asserting iti the courts our right to the
exclusive use o"the wont ' CAS'i'OKIA," ami
• PITCHER'S CASTORIA," aa our Trade Mark.
the. penalty in first degree murder cases at
death or life imprisonment.
it is believed in Washington official circles that after the Insurgents are fully
armed and equipped they will be able to
send a force of .">0,t>00 men against Havana.
A telegram (rom Bangkok, Siam, says:
'•l'nited States Minister Barret suggests
that after America captures the Philippine Islands she should negotiate with
Great Britain to exchange them for the
hitter's West India colonies."
Dr. Samuel Pitcher, of Hynrrrris, Massachusetts,
.ns lire originator of" PITCHER'S CAS rom a,"
lie sum*; Hint has borne nnd does now bear tli.-
ic simile siyiiuture of CHAS. H. FU-'TCHKK ou
vety wrapper, This is the original" IMTCHI-'R-S
:AST(1RIA" which has heen used in lhe homes
.f tile mothers of America for over thirty years
,ook Carefully at the wrapper and see that 11 is
he kind yon have always bought, and has the
ignalure  of CHAS.   H.   PI.KTCHKR  on  the
vrapper.    No one has authority from me to use
.ty narrre except Tire Centaur Company of which
•has. H. Fletcher Is President.
March S, .■*,,.        SAMUEL PITCHER, MJ),
Tho number of lives lost in the snow-   OUE    COSMOPOLITAN   CAPITAL
lldeat   Chilkoot   Puss,   Klondike,   will   „„„,„ u, „„„„„„.„,„ s,„.„,»,  ,„ „,
reach  10*0.    Sixty-uine bodies huve been      tIl<. variety of People One Meet*-
John Jacob Astor, president of the
Finrlluy, Fort Wayne 4 Western railway,
lias offered to place his road at the free
disposal of the state government of Indiana for thc movement of troops and supplies.
There nro no orphan asylums in Australia. Kvery child who is not supported
by parents becomes a ward of the government anil is paid a pension and placed
in a private family, where board and
Clothing are provided.
It is reported from Borbouravllle, Ky.,
that live more murders luive resulted
frorrr the HakcrHowaid feud, anion-,' the
victims being the wife and two children
of ono of the participants. The murderers lied to the mountains.
Sir Onirics Dilko says lhat England
will not allow .Spain to search Itritisli
Twenty-three Canadian militiamen ot
Toronto havo applied for service under
tho Spanish flap.
The Pope has l>een chosen arbitrator to
settle the boundary dispute between Hay-      K(jy ^^ ^ 29._Thfl ]arfr$ Spftn,
ti and San Domingo. uh steamer Guido, bound from Corunna
ImUanapol s judges and slate offidola  f()r „tt w-th ft • .
have asked the president to call out 500,-   • '
"I am just finding out tlie charm of
Washington society, which lies in the
great variety of people one meets, and tlie
interesting topics discussed when there is
time to talk," writes "A Cabinet Member's Wife/' in Oie Ladies' Home Journal. "At home everybody had known everybody else in society from the cradle,
and we did not bave much but each other
to talk about, but as I get to know people
here, and go to entertainments outside
of the official round of duties. I begin to
understand why so many come to Wash
Ington for residence who have no business,
official or domestic ties in the place Its
rather nice not to have people know just
how much you pay your servants, and
when you bought your last piece of furniture."
SpanlHh Steamer Guido With Money
and  l*rovla!ona.
Will  Destroy New  Batteries.
Xew York. April 30.-—Another bombard-
bardment of Matanzas will probably foi
low if General Blanco makes any attempt j
to replace the batteries demolished by j A big battleship has on board an elec*
Admiral Samps-n, nays the Washington trie plant capable of lighting a town of
coiTcspondent of the Herald. 5000 Inhabitants,
Official dispatches from Admiral Samp 	
son received at the navy department tell $100 REWARD, $100,
briefly  of  the  bombardment.    The only |. **»• .?•**•?* of.thl? .PRP*P W|B. be please* to
explanation he makes for tbc attack on
the Matanzas fortifications is that he dis
covered the Spaniards were erecting heavy
learn thnt there Ih at least one dreaded disease
that science has been able to cure In oil its
jtaffea and that tn Catarrh. Hall's Catarrh Cure
le the only positive cure now known to the
Tiedlcnl fraternity. Catarrh being a constltu-
iins there and ho deemed it expedient b I Uorml <»«»".. requires a constitutional treat-
' Tient.    Hall'1
ictlng dire
the   system,   thereby   destroying   the
i foundation of the disease, and giving the pa-
orders to destroy any new batteries thai   tient strength by building up the constitution
■k t<
that the I'nii
Matanzas with
demolish them.    II.
tan will bo sent bi
may be constructed.
wild spmiisii Scheme.
Xew York, April 30.—A dispatch to the
Herald from Havana says:
(t. is rumored that Genrol Padra bae
finished a plan for conquering Florida. It
will be presented bo the oilier generals
for their opinions hefore it goes to Blanco
for final approval. A part of the army te
being organized for the invasion of Florida.
Another   Price.
Xew York, April .'10.—A Key West special says tlie Dolphin captured the Span*
ii-h schooner Lolle off Havana harbor,
Off   for   In in pit.
Chattanooga, April 30.—-The Xinth cavalry and Sixth infantry left, Chattanooga
ou Rpociol trains for Tampa this morning
So far as can be learned uo more troop-
will be sent south from here for several
days. General Brooke seems to think his
c> mmand is here for some time, as he
granted permission for a large portion of
it to participate in tlie parades in Chattanooga next, week.
Torrey AildrenHe- tli** Riders <>(
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Hull's Family Tills ure the beBt.
A 28-pound ball, fired by an English
warship in 1812, was recently unearthed
near Alexandria, Va.
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''Please impress upon men who pn pose
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000 men ns a peace move.
A Paris .dispatch say« that not a single
French paper or a single Frenchman sup
pints the L'nited States.
The Kock Island (111.) Arsenal has been
ordered to provide complete equipment
for "r>,(HMJ meu for field service.
The Ohio legislature has designated Toledo ns tlie place for holding the Ohio
Centennial Exposition in 1003.
The Atlantic naval division of the
French northern squadron is under orders
to cruise constantly in the vicinity of
Two unidentified liodies of men, supposed to have been murdered, were found
in a refrigerator car at Fayetteville, Ark.
Roentgen ray experts expect to do val-
ll'S Catarrh Cure is taken internally, ,,     _,.„.:.,.x  \n „,Kn f.t ,..„,. i.v ln(.j-,Hnn
ctly upon the blood and mucous sur-    ,iahl<!. wnKI   in 0,lsR o1   WUI   °i   wealing
the positions of bullets in wounded men
Dr. John Guitems, the yellow fever
expert, has declared that there is no present danger to be apprehended from the
disease iu Cuba.
John Scott, one of the oldest residents
of Sandoval, 111., committed suicide Tuesday afternoon by hanging himself from n
tree near his home.
The threatened Apache Indian uprising
in Oklahoma has been averted by the arrival at Fort Sill of a company of the
Seventh United States cavalry from Arizona.
Dr. Guiteras says that tbc Cuban nrmy
nnd leaders nre anxious to serve under thc
direction of the general commanding the
United States anny of occupation.
Mgr. Satolll, the former papal delegate
to the United States, says that three years
ago he foresaw nnd foretold the war between the United States and Spain.
Professor Goldwin Smith says that the
war will end by the United States taking
Cuba nnd Porto Rico and probably holding the Philippine islands for nn indemnity.
John A. Logan, Jr., has received authority from tho war department to enlist at
Chicago a regiment of cavalry. The work
of organizing has been progressing several
The Missouri state superintendent of insurance has levied $233,304.17 taxes
against foreign Insurance companies doing
business in the state on $11,(108,249.89
premiums  received.
Hull lights have been arranged in all the
larger towns of Spain, the proceeds to be
devoted to the national defense fund. General Weyler is to bo sent to Cuba in com-
mnnd of an army corps.
The governor of Massachusetts has sent
a communication to the legislature advising the passage of a bill to permit insurance companies to issue policies protecting property that may be in danger of
Arbor day was widely observed throughout Pennsylvania in accordance with the
governor's proclamation. Tliat state was
the first to tako up tho question of tree
jm-teetion, since which over 1,500,000
trees have been planted.
The United Suites navy Ls likely Boon
to have torpedo boats of an entirely new
pattern. American invention has devised
a new kind of vessel and two of this kind
are building according to the Secor patents at tho Secor shipyard in Brooklyn
N. Y., and will be launched in a few days.
In the Secor lioats there ore no fire boxes
or screws. The fuel is burned directly in
the cylinder, and almost the entire heat
energy is utilized in propelling the boat
wbich will make tremendous speed.
The republican state committee of Minnesota has called the stato convention to)
meet in St. Paul on June 30, nud ar-
ranged at that time United States Senator Oushman K. Davis be indorsed for reelection.
A carrier pigeon service is being organized at tin* Brooklyn navy yard. Fanciers
with good birds have been asked to nid
the government in establishing tlie new
messenger service.
James Adams, a prominent fanner and
stock raiser of Richmond, Ky., hns assigned to Walter Bennett, president of the
Madison National liank. Liabilities, $24,-
000; assets, about $35,000.
Tho prince of Wales presided at the
council of ministers which drafted Great
Britain's neutrality proclamation.
At a huge moss meeting in Trafalgar
square, London, the course of America in
the Spanish affair wns heartily commended and cheered.
Many Greeks in Alliens have signified
their willingness lo tho American consul
to enlist in the United States anny to
fight against Spain.
Signal stations, manned by naval reserves, nre to be established all along the
Atlantic eonst to report thc approach of
Spanish naval vessels.
Joseph Reck man's foot was cut ofT by
lightning which came down the chimney
of his farm house, at Westhumpton, Long
Island, N. Y.
Tlio navy department Ls to be kept on-
stantly informed of thc movements of the
fleet before Havana by messages sent by
carrier pigeons.
The Ohio legislature has passed a bill
leaving it discretionary with juries to fix
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The    property    of    the    Presbyterian
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We will forfeit $100 If any of our pub
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the Tziganes, or gypsies of Hungary.
Nearly 40 per cent of the population of
Siberia are Russian exiles.
Great Britain has 121,000 square miles,
being a little larger than Arizona.
>ns and money for Spanish troops, was
captured early yesterday morning by the
United States monitor Terror.
Tho capture took place ten miles ofl"
Cardenas, after a desperate chase, during
whieh the Terror and the gunboat Mu-
chius fired several shots, almost blowing
the Spaniards pilot house into tho water.
One man in the pilot house was seriously
'The captured money is in an iron safe,
and the amount is not known The Guido
is one of the richest prizes yet captured.
It is estimated with her cargo, the Guido
is worth nearly half a million.
Ailnnin   County   I.nnU   Bought   by   an
Iowa Mnn.
Ritzville, April 29.—Mr. and Mrs. H. A.
Moore, of Dunlap, Iowa, who are visiting
their son, George C. Moore, of the Adams
County bank, are well pleased with the
future of this county. As an evidence of
this fact Benjamin Mnrtin, agent of tlie
land department of the N. P. R. R., at
Ritzville, has sold to Mr. Moore twenty
sections of railroad lands, situated about
twenty-five miles west of Ritzville.
Tho purchaser expects to use seventeen
sections of this land for a stock farm, devoted to cattle raising. He will sink several wells which will be operated with
good pumps and wind engines. This is
the largest sale of land ever made to one
man in Adams county—12,800 acres.
Lit (le Rhod,-1, Troopi*.
Providence, R. I., April 29.—Governor
Dyer has issur.l a proclamation calling
for one volunteer regiment of infantry.
It is probulilo that this sUite will offer
a. battery of light artillery and a troop
of cavalry in addition to Its quota.
MIlinp.nta'M Uuola.
St. Paul, May 2.—The Miunesota national guard ill camp at tlie ntate fair
grounds spent yesterday in drilling and
listening to various band concerts. Nenrly
overy railroad entering the city brought
in excursionists by the hundreds.
Once In a while the sun shines out.
And the aching skies are a perfect blue;
Once ln a while 'mid clouds of doubt
Faith's    fairest   stars   come   peeping
through; ■*
Our pailis lead down by the meadows fair,
Where the Bweetest blossoms nod and
And we lay aside our crops of care,
Ouce in a while. .     ~
Once iu a while within our owu
We feel the hand of a steadfast friend;
Once in a while we feel the tone
Of love, with the heart's own voice to
And the dearest of all our dreams come
And on life's way Is a golden smile,
Each thirsting flower is kissed with dew,
Ouce ln a while.
Once lu a while ln the desert sand
We find a spot of the fairest green;
Once in a while from where we stand
The hills of Paradise are seen,
And a perfect joy ln our hearts we hold,
A joy that the world cannot defile;
We trade earth's dross for the purest gold,
Once in a while.
ChAMe-l I.?- Spaniards.
Toulon, Prance, May 1.—It is said tho
American yucht Namouna, on her way
to Marseilles, has been chased into Saint
Tropez by Spanish wnrsliips.
Vermont   MMllln.
Chester, Yt., May 2.—Governor Grout
has called an extra session of tho legislature May r, to provide funds for the subsistence and transportation of Vermont
troops. The slate militia will bo mobilized on Sunday, May 7, at Battloboro.
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Wheat at tho warehouse—Country
points: Club, bulk, 73c; sacked, 75c;
bluestem, bulk, 70«; Backed, 78c. At
Spokane: Club, bulk, 75e; sacked, 70c;
bluestem, bulk, 78c; sacked, 80c.
Oats—At Spokane, f. a b., 20c.
Rye—Country points, t. o. b., 06@70c
per cwt.
Flour—Per barrel, ~4.
Hay—Timothy, *80.5O@10 per ton;
wheat bay, Wj alfalfa, $fl.
Eggs—Ranch, $3.7.r-®4.25.
Wool—Fine medium, 8(&7c per lb; me
ilium, [.fn lie per lb.
Produce—Fancy creamery, 40 and 00-
lb tubs, 28c per lb: 5, 10 and 201b tubs,
28c; prints, 27@28o* California butter,
2o@20o| country buttor in rolls, 20@23c
per lb; cooking butter, Hie; cheese, twin,
full cream, 13@14o* cheese, twin, skim
milk, 9g@10c* ranch eggs, $4@4.25;
honey, white comb, 13J@14c; fancy, 15c
per lb.
Vegetables - Potatoes, 30@32c per ewt;
cabbage, 75c por cwt; turnips, 75c per
cwt; beol.s, 75c per ewt: onions, $1.50(i?
1.75 por cwt; beans, 1}@15 per lb; squash
$1.10 per dozen.
Poultry—Chickens, live weight, 9@10c
per lb; dressed, ll@12c; turkeys, live, 11
@12c; dressed, 12(gl3c; ducks, live, 10c;
dressed, U@12c per lb; geese, live, 10@
lie; dressed, 12@12Jc.
Meats—Beef cows, live, $3<B)3.25 per*
cwt; dressed, $0(5*0.50; steers, live, $3.25
©3.50; dressed, $8@8.50; hogs, live, $5.75
@0; dressed, $7(5)7.50; mutton, live, 4@
4Jc per lb: lamb, 12jc, wholesale.
Portland, May 2.—-Wheat—Easier;
Walla Wnlln, 03®05c; valley-and blue-
stem, 07® 08c per bushel.
Tacoma, May 2.—Wheat—No. 1    club,
05c; No. 1 bluestem, $1.
San Francisco, May 2.—Silver bars
50jc; Mexican dollars, 40(&40Jo.
Bar silver, 50jc.
Lake copper—Quiet; brokers', $12.
Lead—Quiet; brokers', (3.00.
Crack went the circus
master's whip as the girl's
flying figure went through the lost tinsel-covered circle, higher even than the
preceding ones, and alighted safely ln
the saddle amid rounds of rough applause.
One solitary figure occupied the
"dress" seats—a tall, dark man, with
bronzed face and keen eyes, and to tbis
one upper-class patron was the cream
of the entertainment directed.
As the girl rode round before her exit
she made tbe usual feint of blowing a
kiss to thc stranger, but the circus master's jealous eye noted that a deep flush
dyed her forehead. He also noted that
the same solitary figure was there for
tbe third nigbt In succession—was there
alone—and tbat as soon as "Queen Camilla" left the ring he got up, collected
stick, hat and gloves nud departed.
"He's a flsh out o' water," muttered
the man to himself. "What's he doln'
here, I wonder? If lie's got an eye upon
Camilla he'll soon find as how others
'us got an eye upon him."
And that night, after a frugal but
somewhat noisy supper the ringmaster
sought out a fat, elderly woman, always strongly redolent of gin, but wbo,
In spite of that aud other little delinquencies, was called by courtesy the
wardrobe mistress. The manager—for
ln Leo Snlterne's circus the manager,
owner, director and ringmaster were
rolled In one—came upon this lady as
she was folding away Camilla's glittering robes.
"Look here!" he began roughly.
"Have you heard anythln' about the
gent Unit's been bangln' around?"
"Course I have!" muttered the woman sulkily. "Who'asn't? He's the new
squire, Just come home from Australy."
"Au' what's he doln' here?"
"Come to see Salterne's circus, 1 suppose," she replied—"leastways, he pays
'is money like the rest."
There was silence, snve for the. tinkling of baubles as she folded the costumes. Then the man seized her by
the arm.
"You ain't been spllttin'?" he hissed.
"If you have, Meg Hudson, It'll be the
worse for you!"
"D'ye think I want to get rid of the
girl? D'ye think I don't know that the
show would soon go to the dogs If lt
wnrn't for Queen Cam? D'ye think I
don't know that she keeps things goin'
both before and behind scenes? Why,
there Isn't one o' the whole company
put what loves her, and"—with a scowling glance—"hates you."
"Well, It's a dangerous neighborhood,
anyway," said the man, shifting uneasily beneath the glance, "an' It's time
we was movln' on."
"Ay! As long as the Hall stood empty, and no one knew where to look for
a. heir—-"
"Hold your tongue for a croaking old
fool I" cried the manager angrily, glancing round at the thin wooden partition.
"Who knows who might hear ye, ye old
bird o' the night! Anyway, we'll be
movln' on. We can't afford to throw
away money, but there's worse might
happen if we stnyed." And, slamming
the door, he went.
At least old Meg thought he had gone,
and she muttered to herself:
"No, an' ye can't afford to be found
out neither, my line master."
The whiff of a cheap cigar and a muttered oath told her that she had been
overheard, though she didn't catch the
manager's concluding remark.
"I'll And some means of stopping
your tongue, madam; you know too
much, and seem like growln' dangerous."
When Ronald King laid his half-
crown on the grimy sill of the little
pay office next night he was Informed
that "the reserved seats was all took
liy a party." But Instead of the turning nwny In disgust, as the manager
hoped, he merely exchanged tho coin
for a sixpence, nnd passed ln among
the crowd.
Queen Camilla wns to do her high
flight tonight, and lt wus Queen Camilla lie went to see. He hadn't waited
to analyze the attraction; he simply
went because he wns attracted. To be
sure, entertainment wns scarce In the
village where lie hnd suddenly been
cast; and though he was thc owner of a
lovely estate and £0,000 a year, there
wasn't a more friendless creature thnn
he In existence.
He had been ranching tor fourteen
years in Australia, and bad been recalled ln most unexpected fashion to
step Into his dead uncle's shoes. The
family history was to him a sealed
book. His uncle had had children who
bad died, and that was all he knew.
Queen Cam was later than usual that
night, nnd many watches had beon Impatiently consulted before she en me.
The "dress" seats remained empty, nnd
the ringmaster had a frown on his
brow. His ruse hnd failed, and he was
2 shillings poorer for having tried lt.
One swift glance Camilla gave toward
the seat Ronald had occupied, then ber
eye traveled along tbe line as If drawn
by his steady gaze, and she gave a
quick start of recognition.
Tbe master cracked his whip sharply, and the horse began Its accustomed
amble; but even aB It started on Its
treadmill pace, the ringmaster's eye
caught the flutter of a loose strap, and
k* stooped to readjust It   .Quick   w
thought, the girl raised her bead and
looked straight at Ronald King. Bhe
was pale that night, there were dark
rings round her brilliant eyes, and as
she met bis glance gravely and steadily
for one moment sbe slowly shook bei
head. It seemed to bim there was supplication in her glance. What did she
Then the buckle was secured, the
whip cracked again, and tbe round began. •-._-*.
s> -.'.-in  Ititllt Up by America'. Great-
est   Medicine.
Houp-la! She seemed to skim through
the air more lightly than ever that
night, though her face was rigid, and
lt was with difficulty tbat she summoned a smile to her lips. Sbe trotted
round amid even louder applause than
usual; but ber little artificial salute-
that sham stage kiss—was lacking tbat
night. Terhaps Queen Cam bad forgotten.
At the entrance she was met by Meg
"Come away, my lammle!" said tho
old woman, folding tbe girl In her arms
as she slipped from her saddle. "I've
got a nice bowl o' milk for your supper, then ye can go straight to your
bed. You shall have no more barsb
Words tonight—no, nor any other night
—from that old tartar, It 1 can help lt."
A flaming placard on the boardings
next day announced a specially attractive program for the last night at Braxton. But before night came the circus
tent wns struck, the caravans were
packed, and tbe traveling company bad
fled ln sudden panic.
Old Meg had been ailing for two or
three days. No amount of warm gin
had suceeded ln banishing the shivering which took possession of ber, and
that morning she was seriously 111, and
no doctor was needed to pronounce the
terrible word "smallpox." Old Meg
was left deserted ln the small caravan
where she lay. The wai-flrobes, fortunately, were not lu the same caravan,
and Leo Salterne's circus company took
a rapid flight to the nearest town.
Queen Cam bad begged bard to stay
behind, but the manager wouldn't hear
of lt; so, weeping and reluctant, she
took her place. She would be required
for the parade, and besides, If she got
smallpox and lost hcr beauty her career would be ended. An old woman
more or less didn't matter, and secretly
the manager rejoiced that a sure and
certain means was at band of silencing
Meg's tongue forever. She was the
only one who knew lhe drended secret.
It was eighteen years now since Jack
Forrest, lhe handsome young riding
master, had run nwny with the only
daughter of tbe squire of Braxton. The
squire had uever noticed his daughter
since, and when .lack broke his neck
over a gigantic hurdle In view of a
crowd the shock killed bis young wife,
who left behind lier lu old Meg's charge
a few valuable jewels, her marriage
lines and a tiny babe girl. Old Meg
bad stuck to those treasures fiercely
through thick aud thin, but the secret
would die with ber. Camilla's Identity
would remain unknown and the man-
ager would take possession of the girl
soul and body.
There was a hue and ery in the camp
next morning, for the queen was missing. Her rough bed had not been slept
in, but all ber tawdry robes and finery
were there. She must have gone away
In thc veriest rags. Of course they
knew wbere Bhe had gone, for Cam
knew no such thing as fear, and the
manager swore loudly that some one
must go at once and fetch ber. But
there was tbe smallpox—that was a
greater terror than tbe manager's
Ronald King went home, haunted by
the supplication of those beautiful eyes.
He hurried over nn Important engagement next day to go to the laBt performance, but reached the plnce only
to find that the Arabs had folded their
tents and silently stolen away. One
solitary caravan alone marked thc spot,
and, lighting a cigarette, be strolled up
to where It stood.
The sound of moaning came from
within, and, after knocking vainly, he
opened the door. A miserable sight
met his eyes. An old woman—111, dying, lying on a rough straw pallet-
turned a haggard face to the Intruder.
Ronald had seen sickness before. Out
In the busb any one helped a dying
comrade, and soon he bad moistened
the parched lips, arranged a pillow under the aching head, lighted tbe swinging lamp, and sat down In thc miserable hovel; while with eager bands the
woman gave a packet Into his keeping,
and told him a story which seemed to
the young man only the ravings of delirium. It was vain to seek a doctor
then; the nearest one was miles away,
in the morning be should come.
Presently the moaning ceased, and
the old woman slept. Then Ronald
slipped quietly out, with a strange
thaukfulncBs at heart that It was not
the beautiful Queen Camilla wbo had
fallen a victim to this terrible scourge.
With morning light he wns bnck
again, but paused ou the rickety steps
of the caravan at the sight that met bis
eyes; and In that moment his heart
went out from his keeping.
Seated on the floor ln Cinderella garb
of brown rags the woman's head In her
lap, was the girl he loved. What matter thnt she wns a circus rider—a girl
of the people—thnt she was shorn of
her pomp nnd glitter? Though lhe
were the very scum of the earth, ha
loved her. She wns his queen—a queen
In rags!
One glnnce told hlm old Meg was
dead, and gently he relieved the girl of
her burden.
"You must come with me," he said,
looking Into her beautiful eyes. "You
enn do no more for her.   She Is dead."
"She wns tbe only friend 1 had. Oh,
what shall I do without her?" sobbed
Cam. "I have no home. It Is nil a
strange, dark mystery; I do not even
kuow my own nnmel"
Then It flashed across Ronald that
those pnpers—that rambling talk—had
not becn delirium after all!
"So you are really my cousin? It Is
you who must reign here, and not I."
"And What shall you do?"
"I?" He met ber gaze steadily.
Never how must this girl know that he
worshiped her. "I shall go back to
Australia," he said huskily.
"There Is room enough for us both
here, Ron. But, If you must go"—shyly—"yon will take me with you?"
Then the was Id hie arms.—Answers.
"I was a physical wreck and I had
been a constant smoker for 35 years. My
wife who had confidence ln Hood's Sar-
saparlllu, purchased the lirst bottle, and
1 began taking it. I continued the uso
of the medicine according to directions.
The result was a strengthening ajid toning up of my whole system. In a short
time after I began taking It I was able
to lay away my pipe, and I have had no
desire for the use of tobacco since that
time. Hood's Sarsaparilla thoroughly
purified my blood and drove all the poison out of my .system, lt has made me
a new and free man. Before taking It 1
tried many times to give up smoking,
and took many preparations with the
hope of regaining my health but all these
attempts failed. My health is now so
good that 1 do not need anv medicine.
."Brownsville, Wash."
Hood's Sarsaparilla
Is America's Greatest Medicine, H; alx
tor <■■*.. Prepaid l.y C. I. Hood & Co., Lowell.
HV^vl'c Pllta-ere 'he best after-dinner
nuou 2> rius   plUli llW digestion. 2*,c.
Captnln  I.f4-  lo   Ai'i'iiiiipniij   lhe l/at*
itMl Ntut I'm Army In I'liba.
A cjiblo iliKpiit-'h Bays tliat Cnptoin
Leo's appointment us military attache in
Cuba lias beon announced in the London
papers. This means that ho will follow
the United Stales army wherever it seenia
to him moat desirable to go, and where
the most fighting will be going on. At.
the termination of lhe war ho will report-
to the war office everything of Interest ha
has seen. In fact, he might bc called the
confidential government reporter for tho
ltritish authorities.
His appointment is of the greatest importance to tlie British military service.
It resembles that of General Sheridan for
the United States with tbe German army
during tlie Franco-Prussian war, and of
dipt an i du Bourlay and Captain Cavendish for Grent Britain with the Japanese
and the Chinese anny respectively during
tbe recent war in Asia.
It is expected that an officer will also
be appointed by the British government
to accompany the Spanish anny.
This is not the first,time Capain Lee
has been chosen to perform service over
and above the mere routine of duty. He
spent last summer at Dyea examining
that distiict nnd going over tho various
trails leading to the Klondike. The previous summer he spent in Russia examining the fortifications.
Gold of California.
San Francisco, May 1,—Charles G. Yale,
statistician of the San Francisco mint and
the California mining bureau, reports that
tlie gold output in California during 1897
was $15,181,401. This is $1,310,101 less
than the product of 1890.
A dull, throbbing pain, accompanied
by a sense of tenderness and heat low
down in the side, with an occasional
shooting pain, indicates inflammation.
The region of pain shows some swelling. This is the first stage of ovaritis,
Inflammation of the ovary. If the roof
of your house leaks, my sister, you havo
it fixed at once;
why not pay the
same respect to
your own body ?
Write to Mrs.
Pinkham, Lynn,
Mass., and tell her
all your
Her experience in i
treating \
female ills
Is greater
than any other living person. The following from Mns. Annie Curtis, Ticon-
deroga, N. Y., is proof of what we say:
*' For nine years I suffered with female weakness in its worst form. I
was in bed neurly a year with congestion of the ovaries. I also suffered
with falling of the womb, was very
weak, tired all the time, had such headaches as to make me almost wild. Waa
also troubled with leucorrhcea, and was
bloated so badly that some thought I
had dropsy. I have taken several bottles of Lydia K. Pinkham's Vegetable
Compound, and several of her Blood
Purifier, aud am completely cured. II
la a wonder to all that I got welL"
Best Reputation,
Best Paint for Dealer or Consumer,
Color Cards Sent Free.
Cleveland Oil & Paint Mfg. Co.,
Tested anH Title.
Vo-m*. HjTe.l.d R.m.rtr »IUdoll. ThrM
tax Will B»kt /on "Ml b.tt.r. Oet lt Ir.m
foor -b-uifUt ot su, whole.il. drug houM, ot
trc-M IHwvl * Molme* Drug O*., Snttla.
fbr tracing and locating Gold or Bitvor
Ore, lont or burled treannroa, Af. I>.
FOWLKB. Box 837. Soathlngton. Oonn.
N. N. V.
No, ID, 98


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