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The Silvertonian 1898-08-06

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 (.  • at-sesesdsososs* o*o*o*»_* crsMs-Ka-jHug-Mg,
$2 Per Annum.
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The Comstock Ooneenlrator Will Be
R-iiHiiing At Full Blast.
J'.lch   Strike    os   Coffey   Creek The
Prospector*   Abroad    In   the
I.iumI   Mociin Citv Notes.
We have reliable information, tbat
the concentrator at the Comstock Mines,
is to become an accomplished fact within
the next few weeks. Work will be commenced at once, on the extension of the
Silverton wagon road to the mine, and
■■round broken for the erection of the
concentrator at once. Before snow flies
next winter it will be in active operation,
Those who are acquainted with tbe management of the Comstock, know it to
bc in tbe hands of capable' and coserva-
tive men. And that.tliey have taken
this step after numerous experiments
with their ore and due deliberation, is
conclusive evidence that the mine is all
right, is extensive and carries large
1-odies of both shipping and concentrat-
itiL'ore. We hope to be able in our
next issue to be able to furnish our
readers with tho full particulars in
regard to the plant and contemplated
improvements, on this property.
and many mines are mauaged mn)
officered by men familiar with every
detail but my experience. I am sorrv to
say, shown that'by fair too much western
mining.» carried on by men who do not
understand ihe details of the subject and
consequently large sums of money are
sunk annually, that should, In proper
hands, bring back manifold returns to
the ownere—J. A.A. in Mines & Mineral
Leslie Hill returned to Silverton
The force at the Vancouver has been
increased this week.
Geo, McDonald, is down from the
Comstock mine.
B. F. McNaugbt and C. Brand returned
from the hills dn Tuesday.
Sanford Duigle made a trip down from
the Comstock on Tuesday.
Assessment work is being done at the
Silver Band claim, on the head of Eight
Mile creek.
An excellent showing has been made
on the Seller's Group nesr Coffey creek
in the last month. This property is
owned by Messrs. Webb, Rrand and Tin-
liug, all of Silverton, and the first two
named have just retnmsd from the
claims. The work done on the property
consists of siz open cuts on tbe vein
about 150 feet apart, and a 40 foot tunnel.
In each of these cuts and in the face of
the tunnel there has been found ore giving assay returns of ham 200; tnJQO •ors.,
silvflrand from $4. to $7. gold. The pay
Mreak averatres six inches in width nnd
nearly twenty tons of this rich ore have
l*en taken out iu the devplopi nient
work mentioned. The Seller's group
lies about eight miles from the mouth o'
Coffey creek and the owners are endeavoring to secure Government aid in culling a trail to their property. Nearly
live miles of this route lies in a meadow,
necessitating only the cutting ont of the
underbrush to make a good road.
Work will continued on this property
ond a tiial shipment made as soon as
transportation facilities are improved.
Mining is, a great, and should be often
a more profltable'industry, is largelv in
the hands of sharks and impostors, a
sweeping assertion, but the truth of it
Will bo recognized by any miner whose
calling has compelled him to labor in
the mines of the west, and many Eastern
capitalists can boar witness that tbey
have been the victims of fraud in connection with'western mining schemes.
I do.not for a moment over look the
udvantage technical education gives the
miner, ho cannot have to much of it, but
thorough knowledge of practical mining
is essential.
An incompetent man can often run a
minejfor a long lime without being found
out, and I can think of no other great
industry where the owners are not
usually more converssnt with the minute
details aud leaka-je'snd loss, than any
employe But bow different in mining,
nnd how completely are the owner*, at
the mercv of tho manager, and the man-
nger at tho mercy of the men, if bo haa
not a practical knowledge of tbo details.
How often in the rich stopes of the
mine, I have seen the miners pushed
nnd enpocted to make a showing, when
they should have devoted their whole
shift to the saviug of the mineral, that
was of more value than a months wages .
Ju such a oase tho incompent management cannot discriminate; a showing of
work is made by the miner, some ore
goes to the surfade, and all Is well.
Again should a flow of water be encontor-
ed In sinking, and the management not
understand sinking in wet ground, what
will be the result? The shaft will cost
many times its value, but tbo manager
can lay the blame to things the owners
may not even know the names of, and
ho is excused, and, there being an
element of chanco in mining, thn
manager may have the good f°""t,,n0 to
run into a body of rich oro, and make a
reputation for himself as a successful
mining man.
Mining in a great and grand industry!
F. L. Byron, left with two weeks
rations for a prospecting trip, around
the head of Eight Mile creek.
J. M. If. Bennedum made a trip to the
L. H. Mine on Tuesday and reports
that property looking as well as can be
The Le Roi mine at Rossland is in the
hands of a receiver, owing to the trouble
between the B. A. C. and the Turner
Work has begun on tbe Read and Tenderfoot «*laim on Four Mile creek, E. B.
Frazer bos charge of the property and
has put a few men to work.
Owing to the wind the steamer Slocan
had to land bor passengers at the foot of
Union Street in New Denver, last Thursday afternoou.
An option has been given by the owners of the Edinbtuwli and Essex Fraction on these properties to Mr. Dawson,
who has been investigating the Silverton
prospects lor some time. A force of
men harve been put to work on the claims
to prove their valno. Farther particulars o! t his' deal will be given "later.
W. L Callahan, who has been upon
the head of Kaslo creek, doing work on
tlie Slocan Queen and Kootenay Chief
claims. He reports them as looking well
a six toot ledge is exposed with a four
inch pay streak that runs 200 ounces lu
silver per ton  and  50   per  cent  lead.
This property belongs to Frank
LaCasto of New Denver.
Peter Grant, has just returned to town
from the Sunbeam claim, near the Two
Friends mine on tbe second North Fork
of Lemon creek, where he has been
doing some wort. This property belongs to J. Z. Hall of Vancouver, and is
1 ooking so well tbnt the owner is inclined
(o fully develope it at once. Mr, Grant
also located the Klondyke claim on
Lemon creek, while there, he says it lias
a good surface showing.
C. Houghtin, who has been iu Slocan
City examining the mining properties in
that section, arrived in Silverton yesterday. He went up at once to the Fisher
Maiden, accompanied by A. A. Webb.
Frank Watson, who was to accompany
him from Slocan City was called away
by a telegram nnd forced to return to
Rossland. Mr. Houghtin will spend some
time in our city and thoroughly investigate* onr mining resources.
A mining reporter of a large daily paper had occasion lately to visit the Galena Mines and while there strove to
impress upon the minds of the miners
his extensive knowledge of mining. In
the course of his wanderings ho entered
the ebalt-liouse and leauing against the
cage, that had just come up, he asked;
"Can anyone tell me where I will find
the Bhaft-house?" This is the story the
miners gleefully tell.
ledge of galena, is reported.
The Slocan Ideal Co. are pushing the
work on the Ottawa aa rapidly as possible and extracting valuable ore as wel1
as beautiful specimens of native silver.
The workin g force will be enlarged soon.
Messrs D ewdney and Houghtin appeared among us a few days ago. It was
surmised that they were on mining business, but if so they have succeeded in
keeping it very quiet as your correspondent has been unable to obtain any
information in regard to it.
The force of men on the Springer creek
road was laid off Tuesday. It is hoped
only temporarily as it would be bad if
the road were allowed to rest as at present.
w>** mcs-ii**—ioimsi(|
Joto Work
Neatly & Promptly Done
We can quote you bedrock prices
Under the date of March 9, 1898,
Consul Smith, of Mosco, says that a telegram from Tomsk announces the finding
of a gold nugget weighing 70 pounds in
the Spasso Preobrajensk mines, situated
ontheRiverOhibyek, in the di»ttict of
Yeansay. The nugget, says the consul,
will be found to take the eleventh place,
as far as size is concerned, among the
nuggets of the whole world, and the
second among those found in Russia.
The first was found in the South Oural
From Onr Bex-1*,*; Correspondent.
Mining events furnish a never failing
topic of interest to the average Slocan
City man and they are always in order
lor public! discussion when other subjects
like the American-Hispano war, lose
their charms.
Hugh Sutherland has recently made
another payment on the Evening Star
mine in Dayton Basin. This looks encouraging for the future of that property
as this is tbe third payment made and
they have had several months time to
determine its value in.
Thos. Tobin has made a rich strike on
the Premier, between the Evening Star
and the Arlington, which assays 1100 ozs
silver and S20.00 gold. There has been
also a rich strike on the Railroad Group
on Lemon creek. This property is
owned by Blench, Stubbs, York and
Racklitr. Another strike on the Alex-
^in-Oi   vn Lemon; creejr, pf a- two foot
Following is a complete list of the
mining transactions recorded during tbe
week for cbe Slocan Mining Division:
July 26—Midnight, south fork Carpenter, E M Sandilands.
July 27-Truro, Fidelity Bluff, J R
July 29—Heather Fraction, between
Carpenter and Four Mile, Wakefield
Mines Ltd. Pansy, Payne mountain
D E Sprsgue.
July 30—Vigilant Fration, Cody cr'k
J T Moore. Sandon Chiel Fraction, Sandon, Jas Weeks. Tawanda Fraction,
Payne Mountain, Sandon MAM Co.
Aue 1—Irene B., Wilson creek. A. H.
Blumenaver. Estella, Silver mountain,
M E Bragdon. Betsv Ross, same, H T
Bragdon. Glen, Granite Creek, John
July 27—Summit, Fraction, Capital,
Rockingham, Auguste, C. P. R., Sab-
hath, Ontario.
July 28—Glencairn, Best Fraction,
Hinlsoli, Wester Boy.
July 29—Annie C, Cora May, Nellie
McGuire, Victor. Silverite, May Flower,
Violet, Rockland.
July 30— Kentucky Girl, Rubv Trust,
Isabel Fraction, Blue Peter Fraction,
Consolidated Virginia,Towanda, Reuben
Bowknot, Trophy.
Aug 1—Horseshoe, Brazos, Jeanette.
July 27-R D Fraction'^, 8 T Walker
to David Matheson, March 26. Camp
Lodge, H, C W Baldwin to C M Brewster, July 6. New Oxford Fraction, E.
B. Fraser to The Vancouver and British
Columbia Exploration Co. Ltd. July 27.
July 28—Adirondack 1-9, Hugh Niven
to Arthur Mullen July 27, $200.
July 29—Essex Fraction, David Fair-
bairn to D Bremner,  July 28.    Edinburgh^, J A Harvey to same, June 22.
Same '.., I H Wilson to same, July 28.
July 80—L Fractional, John G Steel to
Sandon MAM Co., July 30. Mary
Durham hi John Welsh to C Barber,
April 25.
Aug 1—Crydon Fraction, A A Hedges
to The 8ilverband Miuing Company Ltd
July 88. Iidington, E B Marvin to same
July 28. Faringdon. F F Hedges to
same. July 28. Amazon ,--£, E J Tracy to
T L Pee), June 15, $100. Smoky Fully U
same to same, June 15. $100.
Permission granted by Gold Commissioner to the Adorns British Columbia
Company Ltd. to run a tunnel into the
Hilltop Fractional claim to tap the ore
hodies in the Britomarte, Chamblet and
July 22—Sampson, Jack creek, Michael Madigan;   A B F, Jack creek, same.
Julv 23—Maple Leaf, No. 2, Ten Mile,
E M Brindle:   Lown Boie, Slocan Lake,
John Dudenki; High Ore. Ten   Mile,
J no. Blench, Mom mental Fraction, Lemon creek, F G Norcross.
July 25—Reindeer, Lemon creek, Jos.
Dearin: R k, between Lemon nnd Springer, J T Beauchesne; Langley, Lemon,
J Livingstone; Benerd, Lemon, Ernest
July 26—White Ensign, Ten Mile, A.
S. Brindle.
July 27—Gladstone, Springer, Alex
Stewart; Winslow, Springer, Duncan
Gillis and Thos. Laco.nbe.
Juiy 28—Delta, between Dayton and
Lemon, J, II. Ward.
July 22-Ralnbow I.ilv B.
July 23— Allcorn, Buchera. Monument" No. 2, Monument No. 3, Dividend,
Key Wi-at, Excelsior, I X L.
July 25—Carrie D, Hibernian, Wolf-
tone, Brian Borohu, Osceola. Boissesvaln
Huntingdon, Cornwall, Portobello, Lone
June 26—First Venture.
July 27—Golden Crown, Mauxmain,
King Billy, Pioneer, Uncle Sam, RL,
Cross returned from a trip to
on Tuesday.
Atherton of   Sandon   was a
visitjn town on Wednesday.
Geour bread and cakes from Tom
Mul 1.   Fresh daily.   Always good.
A jico selection of fresh confectionery j. in at Jimmy Mcintosh's fruit
s tori;
TdClair, proprietor of the Thistle
Hoteeturned Friday from an extended
W. Barker, of tbe Vancouver mine,
mad. trip down to Slocan City last
F. Symthe and J. E. Musgrave nave
purosed the Moyie City Leader from
D. lfc'oung.
Ik-house and Laundry at Tom Mul-
vey'i Laundry work guaranteed,to be
as nd aa the best.
CHes Larson, foreman of the
Coocock mine, made a trip to Slocsn
Cityist Thursday.
Th steamer Slocan made an extra
tripi Silverton on Wednesday. This
wasreat for the rubbernecks.
Ti wife and family of B. Thomas, o'
the omstock, arrived in Silverton on
Moray from Christiana, Norway.
Ate a number of Silverton's citizens
rowdup to New Denver, to attend the
coueit given on Thursday evening.
1. Pyman escaped on Tuesday last
am wandered as far as tbe Silvkktoni-n
He was Bent back on the next
. Dun & Co's. Commercial Agency
hsVeopened a reporting office for the
Iimulary Creek and Kootenay Districts
Travelling is daily increasing on the
like und the boats are making longer
isidlonger stops at Silverton's wharf
unpading freight and baggage.
atts Bros, have announced a sale of
that entire stock in Silverton st cost
prion. v, The stock coo-tsta of Gent's
I'nrn-niiia, Hat, Boots and Shoes, fio,
W. Banter returned from Brooklyn on
Wednesday. Brooklyn is not so lively
now as t few weeks ago, says Mr. Hunter, althsugb there are fifteen hotels and
more balding.
The oncert given by the young people
of the loglish Cnurch of New Denver,
Tburst ty evening, was a decided success
both ii the excellent program rendered
and fn n a financial stand point. The
first hi i of the program was taken by
a full t instrel troupe with end men and
interlo utor in full war paint. A special
feature >l this part of tbe program was
C. Smi heringale's song "Going bark to
Dixie 'I The second half of the program
consisted of songs and readings by tbe
local ulent assisted by Mrs. Small of
Toroiity, who scored an iramente success
in her songs, and by Miss Brandon of
Silvertin who met with an enthusiastic
reception. At the conclusion of the
progrsn the floor was cleared and dancing w»| Indulged in to an earlv hour.
The receipts of tbe entertanment must
be verj gratifying to the promoters of the
affair ani will go a long way towards
swellicg the building fund of the church.
Shil-t's   Con sumption   Cure   cures
where others  fail.   It  is  the leading
Cough Cure, and  no home  should be
withoit it.   Pleasant to take and goes
right D the ap. t.   Sold at
R. XI Burns left on Tuesday morning
to accent a position as an apothecary in
The Denver-Three Forks waggon road
is neary completed. Some say it had
better ie traded for a Black Jack before
it is goie.
Messrs Nicholson and Cotter, who
have teen prospecting in the Nakusp
Mountiins for the past two weeks, returned nn Monday.
Worl on the vault at the Government
Office, which was suspended the day
after th) elections, was recommenced on
Stop that Cough 1 Take warning. I
may lead to Consumption. A 25c bottle
of Shiloh's Cure may save your lllo
Sold at The 8ilverton Drug Store.      t
Commencing on Wednesday June 1st.
Services will be held every alternate
Wednesday evening in the Union Church
Silverton, by the Rev. C. F. Yates
Episcopalian minister.
Service will be held in the Silverton
Church on Sunday next at 3 p.m.
Rev. R- N. Powell, Preacher.
Silverton ,
B_   C.
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JL. S S .Jim. "2" E _E3,
X_.  jVC.  KZr_.oTsrlee.   Prop,
Fax's   Sarsaparilla,   $
£ The  Best  Spring   Medicine $
making Pure Blood
See that you get the GENUINE
Karl's Clover Root Tea, for Constipation it's tbe best and ii after using it you
don't say so, return the packago and get
vonr money.   Sold at
The Silverton Drug Store. +
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I     Spring Suit Patterns Now on Hand,
1      I would respectfully invite gentlemen to an early Inspection of my
_■   selections in Spring snd Snmmer Suitings.
My prices will be found moderate. I make it a poi-t to keep them as
low as is consistent with good material, good workmanship and the care
and attention requiste to get up thoroughly satisfactory garments.
Liehscher. The Tailor,
Lake View avenue.
Silvwton, B. C.
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HoteL Selkirk:::
Brandon & Barren, Props.
Fine View of the Lake.
l!p to Date Service.
•fe- i
Opposite the SILVERTON WHMF.
Occurrence* Odd and Carloas—Basl-
n.-** Hatters aad Affairs—lTson*
Wortiliy Of Mr nllou—.Notr* of
Crime and Accident.
At Santiago many of the Spanish soldiers are applying for American naturalisation.
Twenty lepers who were released from
the hospital by the Spaniard* at Santiago
during the bombardment are still at large.
Postmaster ( Smith has announced that the United States postal
service will be extended to Hawaii as soon
as the American Hag is raised there.
Secretary lx>ng ridicules as absurd all
reports that some of the European powers
may cause trouble if Commodore Watson
goes with his fleet to Spain.
Mrs. K. B. Ten Eyke has recovered
$8500 from the Long Island Railroad company for the loss of both legs in an accident'just before her marriage recently.
The prospects of a food shortage in
the Klondike next winter arc being seriously discussed, as transportation companies are not taking any precautions to
prevent it.
Members of the Puerto Rkan junta ore
very much disturbed over the proposed
annexation of the islands to the- United
States. They want an independent republic.
A communication from Itruzil has been
received at Washington asking that
prompt payment be made for the cruiser
Nichteroy, which has already been paid
for.       "      ,„
Cordial relations exist between the officers and soldiers of both armies at Santiago. Many Spanish and American officers have changed swords as remembrances of the campaign.
Switzerland bos entered a protest
against the'advantages given to France
by the reciprocity treaty with the United
States, and demands that the same advantages be accorded to Swiss goods.
The government has contracted for the
transportation of the Santiago Spanish
troops to Spain- The price to be paid is
$00 for each officer and 930 for each enlisted man—total, $780,000.
Letters from the ice-bound Alaskan
whalers, dated Manjh 27, confirmed the
story of their relief by a party from the
United Statea revenue cutter Bear. None
of the imprisoned vessels will be lost.
The Merritt Wrecking company of New
York is working on Cervera's ships at
Santiago, and Admiral Sampson reports
to the navy department that three of the
vessels will bc saved and added to the
United States navy.
Transportation companies who bring to
this country aliens who are afflicted with
diseases pronounced "loathsome or dangerous contagions" are liable to a fine of
11000 or less, or imprisonment for one
year or more.
Since 1853 the United States government has expended in the distribution of
seeds and in the promulgation of statistic*
concerning them $3,476,802. The cost of
seeds and statistics on the seed question
involves $160,000 a year.
The cases against W. H. Hogg and W.
S. Shirk, Jr., who figure*, in a horsewhipping and shooting affray, were dismissed
at Sedslia, Mo., the prosecuting witnesses
hsving withdrawn their charges, owing
to the fact that young Hogg and Miss
Shirk were married Thursday.
Madrid advices say that native Philippines are ill treating 4000 Spanish prisoners.
The town of New Holland, 0., was
practically wiped out by flre on Wednesday; loss, $75,000.
It has been finally and definitely decided that the ships taken in .Santiago
harbor by the surrender of that city become United States property, not prizes
of either Uie army or navy.
Admiral .Thomas Leake Massie, known
as the father of the British navy, is dead.
He was born in 1802; entered the navy
ia 1818 aad served it Navarino, Beyrout,
SSdoo sod St. Jean d'Arc and in China
aad ia tie -Black sea.
The bu-gest n-ftmber reported sick among
tie Sps-ish prisoners since their arrival
at -t-arr-b island was when there were
_*l ia tbe stockade, besides those who
have been confined in the hospital.
With the exception of about ten men,
the members of the Kansas regiment who
were poisoned by eating hash have been
discharged from the hospital at Camp
Alger. The remainder aro expected to
return to their duties.
N. K. Ross, a wealthy retired fanner
of Kokomo, J|nd.,' is missing. A week
ago his wife joined a fishing party, and on
her departure he drew a large deposit from
the bank and said he was going to Champaign, III*. The missing man is not there,
however, and has not been there.
Duties at Santiago, Cuba, will be collected in gold or its equivalent
At Sherman, Texas, M. F. Carson was
found guilty of manslaughter and his
punishment fixed at five years in the penitentiary. He was on trial for shooting
and killing Miss Susie Edwards, his stepdaughter, in Denison, some months ago.
The defense claimed the shooting was accidental.
The robbers who held up the Texas and
Pacific passenger train near Stanton, Texas, ten day* ago, and looted the through
safe of the Pacific Express company, are
heading for the New Mexico line, pursued
by Texas ofllcers. They secured over
«<30,000 in cash and express money orders
aggregating over $60,000.
Under the management of Gen. W. 11.
Gentry, of Lexington, Ky., the memJjers
of the Gentry family in Missouri, Illinois,
Indiana, Tennessee, Texas and Kentucky
are to hold a monster reunion next month
at Crab Orchard Springs, Ky.
H. E. Hawk, his father-in-law, E. E.
Phiffer, his daughter Grace snd a negro
servant named Pink Glenn of near Texar-
kans, were pbinsoned by eating a watermelon said to have been poisoned in the
patch where Hawk bought it Glenn
The first bale of eotto.i raised in the
United States this year, which was presented to President McKinley by the citizens of New Orleans, was sold at -the New
Vork Cotton Exchange last Wednesday
for $6d0 and the proceeds donated to the
United States hospital fund.
Star Pointer paced a mile at Detroit,
Mich., in 2:01 1-2.
The army ol invasion to Puerto Rico
will number 35.000 when completed.
It is reported ex-Senator Brice hns decided to again enter Ohio politics.
The bodies of six infants  were found
last Friday on a vacant lot in Boston.
The Pennsylvania alien tax law has
been declared unconstitutional and void.
The town of Skaguay, Alaska, is still
under martini law nnd all saloons arc
Owing to the great number of sick, the
garrison tit Santiago is breaking down
with overwork.
Artillery is being concentrated in the
Northern Sierra in Spnin, where a Carl-
ist, feared..
The .Mississippi state board of health
has released the town of McHenry from
yellow fever quarantine.
Twenty school yards in Boston were
opened us playgrounds for children during the summer mouths. %
' A wealthy American named Reegel lost
hN life lust Saturday on Mont Blanc by
fulling into the crater.
Smallpox in Jackson county, Ky., has
led to strict quarantine regulations, extending over the entire county.
Secretary Alger says there is no foundation for the report that the Cubans
have been cut off from rations.
One of our first class battleships, probably the Oregon, will lie sent to reinforce
Admiral Dewey at Manila.
Captain Eulnte, of the Spanish cruiser
Vizcaya, who is a prisoner at Annapolis,
is betraying evidences of Insanity.
Druggists of Iowa have begun a boycott on proprietary medicine dealers
who raised prices 'because of the war tax.
Ex-Queen Liliuoknluni of Hawaii will
seek to recover from the United States
crown lands and a large sum of money.
'A Madrid dispatch received in Ijondon
lays that the young king of Spain is suffering from an attack of measles.
At Tampa, Fla., disabled officers returning from Cuba speak in the highest terms
of the work of the colored troops in the
fighting at Santiago.
Kiposltlon I* Handsome anil Ihe Ar-
range-meat Is Artistic.
The Answer to Spain Is In the Hand*  Is  Alleged    Tbat    the   Spaniards
of   the   j-crench   Ambassador— Thi Are   Butchering;    Women—Troops
Philippine   auction   SHU   Unset  Capture    a      Railroad—Yanco    a
tied, and Will He Ul*cu»sed Mill   lulled Stale* City.
Early Morning MN In a Chicago
Holel-Those Who Became Panlc-
■trioken Suffered, the Cool One*
Bseaped Safely.
 Ohicaii-, Aug. I. —Three kiUed-aniL-1-
I'ONCE, Island of Puerto  Rico, July "ntm-atf is'the record of a fire tliat broke
Washington, July 30.—It Is learaeu, ;j p. m., via St. Thomas, Aug. 1.— out at 2:30 o'clock this morning in the
that a Spanish-American commission ieneral Miles hourly expects the arriv- j-(,nv'n i„,t,.| on North State street, start-
to have charge of the entire question of „f the transports having on board ■„„ ■„ tt bicycle repair shop adjoining
the terms of peae-. on the condition, hoW„igadier General Schwnn's division of
ever, that the Spanish troops arc remove*x)0 men. and also the Mohawk with
immediately from Cuba and Puerto Ricou, Kifth regular cavalry,
and that the United States shall have th) General Henry's division, consisting of
rn,  "e •8,ands* 100 men, and including 20 pieces of nr-
rhe president has decided that the state il,., v, has been ordered to march im-
ment intended to be made public as tUcdiatUy to Vauco from Ponce to be
reply to Spain shall not bo given out,,dv to join in Uie movement north to
He reached this determination upon rep,,n Juan
resentation that such a course would Im -fhs Sixteenth Pennsylvania regiment
in violation of Uie proprieties of diplo*„s sent this morning toward Juanadia/.,
niacy, which require that such a note,--.' miles north of Police, en route to
shall not be published before it is known,,,! Juan.
to have, reached the nation uddressed, and Word reached here this afternoon that
reasonable time must be allowed for ana-,,. Spaniards were murdering native Pu-
*e'\. -to Kieans, violating women and indulg-
With regard  to other questions than,,, in general outrages,
the 1 hihppincs the situuUon is us stated The   first   real   resistance is expected
yesterday. .)e_ ou_ tr0QtKi Ym,K\\ Aibonito, 35 miles
Ihe aibsolute cession   to   the    United ,rt.lieast of here.
States of Puerto Rico and all islands in Miles says he 1ms no intention of mak-
the West Indies save Cuba. g ft landing of troops at San Juan, es-
Ihe relinquishment by Spain of her sov- ,ially as the place is only a roadstead,
ereigiity in Cuba. ,„,„, transports arc liable to suffer from
The United States will exercise control -evident storms.
there unUl a stable government ciui  bo
The Omaha exposition grounds are as
a whole very handsome. They are divided into three parts. One contains the
state buildings, the grand plaza and
Horticultural hall. This is connected hy
two viaducts over the city streets with
the main courts on which are the United
States government buildings, the hulls of
fine arts, liberal arts, mines and mining,
agriculture, manufactures, machinery
and electricity, "girls' and boys'" building and the Auditorium. The third section is entered from the main tract
through a handsome arch, and contains
the agricultural implement and trum-xir-
tation buildings, the dairy and apiary
and several individual exhibitions, the irrigation show, the life stock exhibit and
the international building, consisting
mostly of booths for the sale of souvenirs
and specimens. It is in this part of the
grounds that the Midway and the amusement features are found; the log cabin
restaurant .and various other small eating places, more or less attractively set
forth. Tlie main tract presents an artistic effect Upon entering, a descent is
made by broad stone steps upon the
grand court, which has a lagoon running
thc whole length. Opposite the entrance,
at the extreme end of the canal, stands
the United States government building,
and up and down on either side the others already. '■ mentioned. Some of the
buildings' arc tinted an ivory white,
which is an improvement over the dazzling pure white. The effect is more ar
tistic as well as more agreeable. There
arc no trees in this tract on the main
court, but attractive decoration is made
with pots of oleandej-s, both white and
pink', nnd in such .profusion as to give
quite a tropical effect to the grounds.
There are, of course, gondolas on the lagoon, and a fountain which at night is
made resplendent by electricity. The ar
chitects have aimed to give an effect as a
whole to Uiis court, and all the buildings
are modeled and arranged to that end,
and with success.
Five Hundred Stranded.
Seattle, July 20.—M. K. Atkinson of
New York, who started to the Klondike
by way of the Ashcroft trail, has re
corned here with the story that 500 pros-
|iectors are stranded at a point 700 miles
from Ashcroft Ucyond ono or two par
ties, who took in large outfits, the men
are living on the most stinted rations.
Have to Ad-ranee (lu   Price.
Chicago, July 30.—AH the morning
dailies of the city print an announcement
that on and after August 1 the price will
be 2 cents a copy. The increased cost of
white paper and the enhanced general
expenses due to the war are the reasons
for thc advance.
Hriiiah Ship a, I.aivr-1 Prist.
Savannah, Ga., July SO.'—The British
•ship Adula, captured off Guantanamo bay
by the Marblehead, was declared a lawful
priw* of war by Judge Emory Spear. She
Was chartered by a Spaniard and was on
the way to Guantanamo to take out refugees. An appeal to'the supreme court will
be taken.
A  Missouri  (."> clone.
St Joseph, Mo., July 30.—A destructive
cyclone swept over the southern portion
of Buchanan county at 5:30 o'clock yesterday afternoon. A dozen farm houses near
Gower were demolished. Many persons
were injured but no loss of life is reported.
Torrents of rain and hail accompanied the
Florida's crop of pineapples this year
is 2,300,000.
The railroad from Ponce to Yaueo is
>\v in possession of our troops. General
one found Ave mines on the track,
lese were destroyed and the track is
Our troops found 17 Spaniards in Yiiu-
hospital, all of whom had been wound-
I in Tuesday's tight.
lYoclam-tions have been issued by Uie
itlioriUes of Yaueo as a United States
ly, expressing delight at annexation
nl the administration of General Miles
»l welcoming our troops.
The mayor of Ponce has called upon
ie residents of that place lo exercise
• illness and circumspection under Uie
It* and desirable conditions.
il iles has issued lengthy orders of in
(fictions to (Ieneral Wilson as military
piernor of IVincc province and the city
■ nil (ieneral Brooke's arrival. It is of
III same tenor as the instructions which
rii-s gave to Shafter at Santiago. Both
mils are based on thc administration's
iistuctions given to (Ieneral Merritt re-
girang the government of the Philippine
Thi question of proper discount on Pu-
etn Kican silver gives Some trouble to
Gtnciiil Miles, but he says this will set-
tli iticlf in due time.
I'h.iplain Chadwick of the Cincinnati
intoduced to (ieneral Wilson Uiis niorn-
ing two of the leading Jesuits of Ponce,
rr-resc.ilting a thousand churches and
tlnjr dependents in this province. The
piii Ms wanted infoi-niaUou regarding
tli-ir  support  and   General   Wilson   said
under the constitution    of    the    United
question  as States it was not possible to apply any
government money for church  purposes.
Spanish volunteers continue to come in
and give themselves up.
The acquisition of coaling stations in
the Ladrone islands and perhaps in tha
No assumption of Spain's Cuban or
Puerto Riean debts by the United States.
No war indemnity from Spain.
Secretary Day sent M. Combon a courteous note requesting hun to call at the
White house at 2 o'clock to receive our
answer to Spain's peace note.
The Cablaet Meeting.
Washington, July 30.—The cabinet convened in special session today to formally
approve the answer to the Spanish note
asking for peace. Secretary Day announced on joining the cabinet at 11
o'clock, that an official statement outlining the nature of the reply would prob-
aibly be made this afternoon. The papers
prepared by Secretary Day for presentation to the French ambassador contained
1100 words.
(Secretary Day had two conferences with
the president since the adjournment of
the cabinet yesterday with the result that
he had completed his share of the work
before the hour for reassembling this
morning. It was impossible to gather
details us to the nature of the communication as it related to the Philippines,
which was the only point that gave rise
to protracted discussion among the members.
However, it was learned that arrangements had been proposed which had met
the approval of the cabinet, providing
for the reference to a commission of so
much of the Philippine
touched their government. It is under*
stood that no matter what form the Phil,
ippines arrangement takes, the United
United States is to acquire a naval sta<
tion there, for it is understood that tho
original plan to acquire a coaling station
has been broadened into a demand for a
naval station.
On the other hand it is pointed out that
there are several hundred thousand semi-
barbarous inhabitants on Luzon, whoso Port of Ponce' Vuerl° Rieo* J"*y 29>
government would oblige the United1* P- m* <1)e,ay*-d "> Transmission.)—
States to keep a considerable military and W,tho,,t a*ein8 or hearing anything of
naval force always on the island withouti1*'- ™e'"y> the -dvance guard of General
proper recompense. The statement of !Her"".v'*- div'8'on. "huh was landed at
General Merritt, in his cablegram today; 0l*""ica <"» Tuesday, arrived here today
that he would probably need all the-tak,n6 enr0uie the "lie* "' Yaueo, Tal-
troops that had been assigned him, was) laib,''•• -^hana Grande and Ponuelus. At-
regarded as ominous of trouble, though] tPnil',s hy tllc Spaniards to blow up
whether it i.s to be with the natives *?. \rUU<* and otherwise destroy the rail-
incident to the siege of Manila, is not v-*'1 between  Yauco nn<l l'onco taiM-
the hotel.
The flames spread to the basement ot
flic hostelrv and then making their way
to both the front and rear stairway, cut
off the escape of a dozen Quests. Some
in the panic that ensued jumped to the
sidewalk and sustained broken legs and
arms, others waited in their apartments
and were rescued, while most of the
guests made their way out of the building by means of a fire escape leading into
an alley.
The dead are:
H. A. Tii'dman, musiciun, residence in
California, dropped from a window on the
fifth floor und was instantly killed.
Anna 1'aulin, 25 years of age, whose
home is in Minnesota, was burned to
death on tho fifth floor.
An unidentified mun, remains burned
beyond recognition,
Fred Sii'inen, who jumped from a bedroom window, hud both wrists broken
and was internally injured.
The Injured.
Two men, names unknown, jumped
from the upper Boo* and arc at the hospital unconscious.
Edward Seaman, proprietor of the cigar stoic at the Palmer house, jumped
from the third floor und was seriously injured.
R. 8. Hill, seriously bruised.
J. V. Dolson, severely bruised.
H. ('.   McCleary,   overcome   by   the
smoke while hanging on a window ledge,
dropped to the street Mow and probably
fatally hurt.
Miss Catherine Murphy, jumped from
second story, right ankle broken.
Dr. Belknap, burned slightly.
Mrs. R H. Twight nnd baby, overcome
by smoke, rescued by firemen.
Miss Murie Kennedy, prostrated from
Miss Kinina Sharkey, housekeeper at
the hotel, jumped from second story window, ankle sprained.
One of the guests on the second floor
swung himself out upon the ledge, of the
window, peered at Uie flames for a moment and then deliberately jumped to
the sidewalk. He landed on his feet but
fell into the gutter helpless. A number
of others fo' owed. Among them was
Siederniaii, who jumped from the fifth
floor and was killed.
Miss Marie McCalie and Miss Schrocder
were  carried   from   the   second   floor  by
Daniel O'Lesry, the  well    known    race
horse man.
Mrs. Earl, an artist, was rescued from
I lie second  floor by   firemen.
Morris Jacolnon, his wife and their son
Kdward were carried from the second
story by firemen.
Vol Mnch Duslnes* Will Be Done Be.
fore November,
•Washington, Aug. 1.—Tills is the date
get for the new bankruptcy law to go
into effect, but on account of an oversight on the part of the framers of the
law it is not expected that there will be
nny important business under the new
law before November 1.
The law provides that the United
-Sfattes-^mpreinc court-shall frame lilies"
for proceedings' in bankruptcy, but as the
supremo court had already adjourned
when the measure was passed and does
not reassemble until October, no rules,
forms und orders for procedure eaii be
issued by the court until it reconvene*.
The law also provides that pe'l'tions for
voluntary bankruptcy shall not be filed
until after the expiration of 30 days, and
petitions for involuntary bankruptcy until the expiration of four months, so that
there will lie little business done under
the new law until November.
The district courts, however, have been
empowered in case the necessity arises
before October, to make their own forms
and rules of procedure, which will have
a binding fori* and effect until the supreme court meets. It is not anticipated
though, that the district courts will take
such a course to any great extent, owing
to the future complications likely to
The national medical authorities are
much encouraged by the outlook for immunity from yellow fever this season.
Kaslo 4 Slocan
Nlinnlanl*   Flee   Before   Ihe   I'nited
Slate*  Troop*.
Subject to change without notice.
Trains run on Pacific standard time.
Going Weat Going East
Leavs. * Daily. Arrive.
8:00 a. m Kaslo 3:60 p. m.
8:36 a m.
0:30 a. in
0:61 a. ni.
10:03 a. ni.
10:18 a. m.
10:38 a. m.
10:60 a. m  Sandon
South Fork
Sproule's  .
Hear Ijake
Junction  .
..3:16 p. m.
..2:16 p. m.
..2:00 p. m.
...1:48 p. m.
...1:33 p m.
.1:12 p. m.
...1:00 p. m.
I.***/* 11:00 ». m...  8»n<Jon   ..Arrlvs 11:11 p. m.
ArrlT* 11:10 _, in ... i*o«ly  ....L«_v* iris a. m.
Gen. Freight and Pass. Aft
Fleeing    Troop*     Indnlite
ceMe* of I'ru.-llj.
In     *•*.-
Dewey'* "Measaare.
While the cabinet was in session a significant cablegram was received from
Dewey. He announced the arrival of
.Merritt and that Aguinaldo had assumed
a ln.lil attitude of defiance, and that there
were strong indications that the Philippine insurgents themselves would have to
be fought. Based on th»» depiction of Uie
gravity of the situation, it would take
lf.0,000 soldiers from this country to cope
with the insurgents throughout the islands.
The deferment of the final disposition
of the Philippine problem was based substantially on the following grounds:
That the United Slates has no satisfactory knowledge of existing condition-
there. Nothing is known as to what obligations were incurred between the United
States forces and the Philippine insurgents. Tlie present definite attitude of the
insurgents is unknown.
ftlectlon In Alabama.
Birmingham, Aug. 1.—Election is being held in Alabama today for the governor and all the state ofllcers, including
the members of the supreme court, members of the lower house of the general assembly, half of the senate ami ofllcers in
the various conn lies.
ly a few flat cars lieing burned. Our
jo-h have fixed up the locomotives and
re now operating them from end to end,
rrving supplies and men. At Yaueo
ii; Americans were welcomed in an ad-
ress made by the alcade and public
rocl.imations issued dated "Yaueo, Pu-
<i ltico, United States of America, July
Major Webb Hayes of the Sixth Ohio,
n of former President Hayes, hauled up
e (lag on the palace amid cheers from
e populace. The people seemed really
'hid that the Americans were here, but
ey fear un uprising of the natives in the
terior, who, it is asserted, will raid, kill
il destroy property in revenge for many
us of Spanish misrule.
Qeneral Henry has made a report to
is effect lo (ieneral Miles and advises
hat a guard he left to protect the cap-
urcd cities. The empty transports have
eft for Tampa.
A delegation of nurses of the Red
"ross Society from the hospital ship Ijam-
asas waited on General Henry at Guan-
*a yesterday and asked to lie allowed
o return home with the sick. They said
heir supplies had given out and that the
ondition on board their ship, which was
rowded with patients, wus terrible.
(ieneral Miles is in constant conumini-
lation with all of hi* forces and ia keep*
ng the artillery steadily in advance.
By tomorrow night he will have the
■•nlist- army encumped along the military
road to Sun Juan, 'but he docs not say
when he will put them in motion.   He is
Ponce, Puerto Rico, July 20, 5 p. m.,
via St. Thomas, I). W. I." July 31—No
forward movement of the army is expected for several days. The transports
with General Brooke's army corps and the
remainder of the First corps are arriving
slowly. Our troops will probably remain
quiet until the bulk of the army has disembarked. Only three transports have
arrived since yesterday. They have just
appeared in thc oiling nnd only one has
been out. It has on board the Fifth Ohio
cavalry. General Miles will retain his
headquarters in the custom house in the
port of Ponce, while General Wilson will
lie in Uie immediate command of Uie
troops in Uie city. General Wilson posted General Ernest's brigade, consisting
of the Second and Third Wisconsin and
the Sixteenth Pennsylvania regiments,
out a mile and a half on the military road
after dusk last night, retaining two companies of the Sixteenth to act as a provost
guard in the city.
Captain Allison has been appointed provost marshal and with the aid of the constabulary has preserved order, although
the entire population of the city remained
in the streets celebrating the arrival of
their American liberators until loug after
During the night all sorts of wild rumors were brought in to (Ieneral Wilson.
The first was that the Spanish were to
attack thc city in force.
limineI at SI. i.imiM.
St, Louis, Aug. I.—George Thompson,
colored, was hanged this morning. Death
resulted   from  strangulation.  The crime
for which he was hanged was the poison-  *»<'•■■■»?    throughout,    however,    with    a
ing of Joseph Cunningham while sexlor,
of St. Peter's Kpiscopal church in Rep*
tembcr, 1806.
dpnnlsli Prisoners Paid.
Portsmouth, N. H., July 30.—The Spanish prisoners confined at Seavy's island
were paid off by the Spanish government
the money being received from Admiral
Cervera, at Annapolis, Uie men receiving
from $4 to $10 in American currency.
It has lieen found in Switzerland thai.
in building a railway laborers could work
only one-third as long al a height of 10,-
000 feet as a mile lower.
promptness which indicates quick action
all along the line as soon as tho transports containing the remaining troops arrive
II"  Miner Qoe* Crasr.
Seattle, Aug. 1.—jV special to thc Times
from Roslyn, Wash., snys Andrew Warge,
nn Austrian miner, this morning shot
his wife and two small children and then
killed himself.     Warge was insane,
Navigation and Trading
Steamers "International'' snd "Albert*"
on Kootenay Lake and River.
Five-Mile Point connection with all
passenger trains of N. k Y. S. R. K. to
and from Northport, Rossland and Spokane. Tickets and baggage checked to all
United States points.
Leave Kaslo for Nelson and way points,
daily, except Sunday, 5:45 a. in. Arrive
Northport 12:15 p. in.; Rossland, 1:40 p.
m.; Spokane, 6 p. m.
Leava Nelson for Kaslo and way points
daily, except Sunday, 4:36 p. m.   Leave
Spokane. 8 a. m.; Rossland, 10:30 a. m.|
Northport, 1:60 p. m.
Leave Nelson for Kaslo, etc., Tuesday,
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
at 8.-30 a m.; arrive Kaalo, 12:30 p. m.
Ijeave Kaslo for Nelson, etc., Monday,
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday,
4 p. m.; arrive Nelson, 8 p. m.
Leave Kaslo Saturday 4 p. m.; arrlvs
Boundary midnight; arrive Bonner's Ferry Sunday 10:30 a. m.
Leave Bonner's Ferry Sunday 1 p. mi
arrive Boundary Sunday 6 p. m.; arrive
Kaslo Sundsy 10 a. m.
Close connection at Homer's Ferry with
trains easlbound, leaving Spokane 7:40
a in , and westbound arriving Spokane
7 p. m.
O. ALEXANDER, Gen. Manager.
Kaslo. B. C. Oct. 1, 1807.
Three Reported Killed.
Seattle, July 30.—A freight train was
wrecked on the Seattle k International! miralty.   It will have a speed of 3.1 knots,
When a pen has been used until it op-
pears to bo spoiled, place it over a flume
(a gaslight, for instance) for a quarter
if a minute, then dip it into water and it
will be again fit for work. A now pen
which is found too hard to write with
will become softer by being thus heated.
In 1862 J. F. Stearns of Saeo, Mo., lent
$100 to a young man who had on offer
in tho far west. The understanding was
that the money was to be paid quarterly.
A few days ago Mr. Steams received a
check for $10 as the first instalment
A new type of fast torpedo boat destroyer has lieen oi'derod of the Fairfield
company at Glasgow by the British ad-
last night 12 miles from this city. A
boy and two tramps, whose names have
not been learned, are reported killed. The
journal on a flat car loaded with telegraph poles broke, ditching the train.
Flax is being successfully grown near
Victoria, in southern Texas.
like the Express, but will have 40 tons
less displacement.
Tlie largest proportion of single persons is found in Ireland and Scotland,
and the smallest in tho United Stales.
In Ireland 07 per cent, in Scotland 05 per
cent, but in the United Stntes only 59
per cent are in that condition.
Is the comfortable and most direct routs
to all points East To Pacific coast and
transpacific point* To ths rich mining
districts of
New Tourist Car service daily to St.
Paul. Daily (except Tuesday) to eastara
Canadian and United States points. Magnificent Sleeping and Dining Cars on all
Daily  connection   (excepting  Sunday)
via llosehcr.v;  8:05 a.  m. lsavss HiItst
ton, arrives 4:30 p. m.
Ascertain present reduced rates snd full
information by addressing nearest local
agent or
W. S. CLARK, Agent, Silvseto-u
Trav. Pass. Agt, Nelson.
Dist Pass. Agt., Vancouver.
Su our Klondike Map and FoUtf.
alia. "
Tlie Revenue Law I* Driving; American Companies Over the llrlilsli
I,un—IIi'hiiiiiIiik   Work  on  un  Old
Montana Mine—miui»h' Brief*.
One effect, oi tne Will' 1'eVeMte slalnf,"
tax uiKin incorporated mining eorapanlos
will be to drive some Spokane companies
owning properties in Hritish Columbia
to disincorporate here and reorganize on
the other side of the line, where conditions are more favorable. They levy of _
cents for #100 of the face value does not
appear to be a heavy one on transfers
of slock but it becomes annoyin^-ly heavy
when  the volume of  business  runs  well
i into the thousands of shares.
The Novelty (told Mining Company is
a Spokane yoi-piirnUon owning the Novelty fractional claim, lying between the
Giant anil (icrtrude on Red mountain,
Kosslaiul. . The company is incorporated
for 1,000,000 shares. It. U deemed necessary by the stockholders ut this time to
increase the capitalization in order to
provide, treustiry stock to lie sold for development purposes. The revenue law
would prove quite a tax, and so the company will abandon Spokane and reorganize in Hritish Columbia. A meeting of
the stockholders will lie called to assemble iu S|nikane in August to urrange to
reincorporate with 1 ,',00,000 shares with
a par value of 10 cents, 060,-000 shares to
O0 into the treasury. The reduced par
value is made necessary,by a bothersome
Hritish Columbia law which makes thc
license mid registration fees heavy for
companies with large capital stock. The
plan is to give each holder of the stock
in the present company shnre for share,
which will take up 1,000,000 of the issue
and leave;the c for treasury purposes.
It will lie noted that the company
leaves Uncle Sam's country to escape severe taxation only to find it necessary to
reduce the capital stock 80 |ier cent, in
face value in escape taxation almost as severe in the queen's dominion.
Scott'*   Decision.
The decision of Commissioner Scott regarding the stamp t ix on companies with
Mock of a pur value of 91, wherein he
rules that the tax is the same on such
shares as if they were worth 9100 per
share, was the topic of animated discussion among milling men yesterday, but
the general opinion was that the commissioner had no reasonable ground for making such a ruling. Mining men regard the
law as absolutely plain that the tax ou
transfers is 2 cents |*-r t|*IUO of face value
or fraction thereof, and on original issues
of stock companies Incorporated since the
law became sffeoUve the revenue to lie
paid is 5 cents per 9100 face value. These
are the fees which secretaries of the various Spokane mining companies are
charging, and cancelling stamps  for the
Mniillou *»ltii«* nl Net-art.
The management of the Moiilton mine
nt Neihart, Mont., has begun the preparatory work of bailing out the shaft ami
as soon as the water is di-posed at the
mine will commence active operations.
Thc property has lain idle ever since
MaKb, ISIM. when the price of silver
dropped so low that the owners stopped
work, pulled out their pumps and allowed the mine to till up t'i within 40 feet
of the surface of the shaft. ,
The iDamond K. Mining Company, after four years of inactivity, has taken
the initiative steps to open up its property at Neihart. This company owns the
Miiulioii mine on Rock Creek, where it
has erected a shaft house, equipped witli
engines and other machinery, including
an uir compressor and B hoist capable of
sinking looo feet.
Thc intention of the company is to clear
all the levels, and begin,the extraction of
ore, at the same time carrying on considerable development. The force, starting
off with about M men, will lie increased
as the work advances.
It is considered a great movement for
the benefit of Neihart and the surrounding country. The Moulton in her palmy-
days employed 800 minci**, and it. Is not
improbable that she will soon again have
mors than 100 on her payroll, it is known
Unit the Diamond ll. people have not
Riven lip the idea of a concentrator, and
that considerable cx-ieriincntatioii will be
further made in this direction.
The Vlrstlala. Sold.
The Virginia Cold Mining Company
will cease to do business as a corporation
under the laws of the stale of Washing
ton. The company has been operating
the Virginia property in Rossland camp.
Originally nil of its stock was owned in
Spokane. Yesterday when the stockholders met pursuant, to call the number of
shares held in Spokane represented at the
meeting was le»» than oOOO. The result
of the meeting was the sale of all of the
assets of the corporation to a new Brit
ish Columbia eorponrtlon
Mining Company, limited,
puny is Incorporated for 500,000 shares of
a par value of IM, exactly the same as
Uie capitalization of the old company.
The stockholders in the Spokane company
Will  receive share  for shun'
tcr supply has run low. Today a force
of six men left Kendriek for Pierce to
commence work on the Crescent mine,
which has been shut down for some time
owins; to u break in the pump, which has
been repaired.
Strike on Ilie Rock lalanit.
Parties at Wallace from 1 • ''orgia,
Mont., report that the men ,.'.,mg on
the Kock Island have struck foil teet of
shipping ore at 11 depth of 200 feet. Some
of the ore brought over here is enough to
[••■■he a sl*r ,in any miiiinij- camp       Thc
The Founder ot the United Qerman
Kmplre Ha* Departed—One of the
Few -rent Men of the Century—
Detail* of HI*  l.iixt Moment*.
ledge where it was cut is 10 feet between
walls, and there is some ore all through
it, although it is of little value except iu
the four foot streak.
First Seven Devil* Copper.
li-own in the Seven Devils district of
Idaho the inhabitants are celebrating the
first output of metallic copper from a
home smelter. A. .1. Crook of the smelter
came down from Seven Devils to Weisor
last week and to the Weiser Signal said:
"The smelter .lias run three days altogether and has turned out about 30 tons
ofinetallfc i-oppFT. About 30 tons of ore
nun be rim through |ier da*y„ which makes
(He yield of copper about 33 per cent, all
through, something no other camp in the
world can show. Good iron ore has lieen
found oi). Crooked river and everything
except cdke, necessary to work the ores,
can bc found in the district."
The smelter is now idle on account of
the coke supply having given out.
tu* Brief*.
The Enterprise mine in the Slocan is
prc-iaring to ship 1000 tons of ore to Omaha and a wharf is being built ut Ten
Mile to accommodate the ore barges.
Isaac creek, about 10 miles down the
Arrowhead branch of the 0. P. It. from
Hcvelstoke, is the scene of mining excitement. Some rich strikes of ore running over $100 are reported;
The Dibble group, in Kast Kootenay,
is re*iortcd to have several hundred sacks
of rich ore on the dump ready for shipping, which will average over $300 per
The London Chamber Of Mines has on
foot 11 scheme for holding a great imperial mining exhibition in the Hritish
metropolis in XHM), and Hritish Columbia,
mines are expected to occupy 11 prominent phut' in the exhibit.
The Rossis nd Miner says that'a gentleman in close touch with the a. A. C. in
Speaking about that corporation having
obtained control of the l.e Koi said"the
minority is going up against a buzz-saw."
Samuel 1). Williams, a London capitalist, is expected in Rossland soon to dose
the deal for the purchase of the Huckeyo
claim. ('• Louis Hayward of Kossland
has been conducting the negotiations.
G. H. McAulay of the Cariboo mine is
in eastern Canadian cities. There is a
well defined rumor that a sale of the
Cariboo mine (Camp McKinney) is on
and that au eastern Canadian syndicate
is the prospective purchaser.
T. <'. Blackstoek of tha War Kagle in
an interview in the Toronto World last
week denied that the syndicate is about
to purchase the ('enter Star mine ami
said Unit the War Kngle holdings in
Kossland are not to lie increased at this
The Philippine islands have been a
Spanish possession since 1505, and were
named after Philip II. of Spain. They
measure 114,320 square miles, and number 1200 separate islands, of which 403
are inhabited, with a population of 7,000,-
000. Manila, the capital, has a population of 270,000.
Wheal    ((in.(nil.,ns.    Wool    Figure*,
and   Ihe   1'rlce   of   Produce.
tho    Virginia
The new com
in  the  new
IMeaRcd With Dlrl>  Water.
The Hlack Cloud mill I* running regularly, everything moving along smoc4 • 1>.
For the first,  two or  three days it wi.
run  on  waste  to let  the I **»«!_ «*
lu shape for regular work «...   Joints h
»P» as to be watertight, but on   U
now going through right along and s ftns
lot of eolHTlitratcs  is lieing saved        No
shipments have yet been ...'««<'. W:'« *•
not I lany day* until *™*®**
regular supply of   them   coining    1
from  .he.,'      II  is V^W**.J^TgJ
pic of Wallace to see dirty water coning
down Nine Mile again after  the sl.ean.
has run'clear for 0V« six years.
Mevlvnl   in   r'erce   Mine*.
There appears to be sisncwhal 0.. revival in mining  In the  Pl«ca dtatrlot,
Idaho, «printljr--!n, ■*•"■ *• wa
Following are the Spokane quotations.
Wholesale prices are given unless otherwise quoted:
Wheat at the warehouse—Country
points: Club, bulk 48c, Backed 40c; blue-
slein, bulk 60c, sacked 51c. At Spokane:
Club, bulk 40c, sacked 52c; bluestem,
bulk 61c, sacked 53c.
(tats—At Spokane, f. o. b., $19(«20.
Harley—Country points, f. 0. b., 70@
7.rn' per ewt.
Rya—Country -Hunts, f. 0. b., 70c per
Flour—Per barrel—Gold Drop, $4.25;
Hig I-oaf, $4.0..: Hanner, $4.00; Plan-
sifter, $4.50; Superb, $4.2-; Spokane, $4;
Snow flake, $4.25; whole wheat, $1.25;
rye, $5; graham, $4.
Feed—Hran and shorts, $11 per ton;
shorts, $12; bran, $10; rolled barley, $20;
chicken feed, $18@19.
Hay—Timothy, $8 per ton; baled Uin-
othy, $10; wheat, hay, $7.50(&i8.50; oat
hay, $7.50; "alfalfa, $1*0.
Kggs    Kanch, $4.60.
Corn—Wttole, 9281 cracked, $24.
Wool—Fine medium, 0fe7c per lb; medium, 5@0c per lb.
Produce—Fancy creamery butter, 40
and GO lb tubs, 19c per lb; 6, 10 and 20-
Ib tubs. 20c: prints, 22c; California butter, 25<rt.'2tk* lb; country butter in rolls,
13c per lb; cooking butler, 10c; eastern
creamery, prints, 23c; cheese, twin, full
cream, 124y; clieiw", i.iin, skim milk, !•*
Vegetables—Potatoes, $1 per ewt; cabbage, $2 per cwt; turnips, $1 *ier cwt;
cucumbers, 35c *«er do/.; onions, $1.50 per
cwt; beam, 1 1-2@1 3-4c per lb; carrots,
$1.50 per cwt.
Poultry—Chickens, live weight 10@
lie per lb, dressed 12(a) 13c; spring broilers, $3.00(fl.3.50; turkeys, live, ll@12a;
dressed 12@13c; spring ducks, dressed
$4(«1.50 per doz,; geese, live 10@llc,
dressed 12@121-2c.
Meats— Beef cows, live 92.85@3.l0 per
ewt; dressed $0(3)7; steers, live $2.85@
3.50, dressed $8@8.S0; hogs, live $4.50(3)
4.7G, dressed $0(3)0.50; mutton, live 4@
4 1 -2c, dressed 8@8 l-2c per lb; dressed
veal, 7@8c per lb;  lamb, 121-2 whole
Ran  Francisco,  Aug.   1. -Silver    bars,
61 3-4c.
Mexican dollars, 40©401-2c.
Ijiike copper--Quiet; brokers', $11.02),
Colomlilnn*   ..r     i napalled.
Colon, Colombia, July 20, via (lulveston,
- The latest advices from Cartagena indicate that there is no scare whatever
over tiie presence of tha Italian squadron
at that port.
Marine* Uo North.
Seattle, July 30.—Twenty-five United
States marines under cotiitiuind of Lieutenant Lambert sailed yesterday afternoon
on the City of Topeka for Skagway.
Berlin, July 31.—Bismarck died about'
eleven o'clock last night.
On Tuesday an improvement set in in
the prince'-i condition, while repeated
changes for the worse had occurred since
October last, and he was alble to appear
at tho table and take part in the conversation, drinking champagne and afterwards smoking several pipes, which he
had not done for some time.
His condition was so satisfactory,that
Or. Schweninger, after the prince had
gone to bed, left with the intention of
returning on Saturday. His condition was
good Saturday. He read the Nachrich-
ten and conversed on polities, particularly referring to Russian atfuirs. In the
forenoon • he took luncheon, grumbling
jocularly at the small proportion of spirits in his drinking water. Then a sudden change lor the worse occurred, in
consequence of an acute attack of pulmonary oedema, and in the course of thef
afternoon he frequently became unconscious. Recently, with brief periods of his
usual mental clearness, the prince had
had intervals of drowsiness, falling into
long, sound and beneficial sleep, on awakening from which he would be completely refreshed.
I.ii*l  Moment*.
On Saturday evening grave symptoms
uppeared. Dr. Schweninger was aide to remain to lighten his last moments by wiping the mucus from the patient's mouth
and enabling him to breathe more freely.
The last words Prince Bismarck uttered were addressed to his daughter, Countess Von Hunt/an, who wiped the perspiration from his forehead. They were:
'•Thanks, my child."
The whole family were assembled at
the bedside at the time of his death and
Or. Schweninger. Or. Ohrysander and
Huron and Baroness Merck were also present.
As no breathing movement or pulse was
perceptible for three minutes, Dr. Schweninger declared quietly and simply that the
prime was dead.
Dr. Schweninger telegraphed the news
to Kmpcror William in Norway. The
prince lies as he used to sleep, in an easy
position, with his head slightly inclined
to the left. Tlie expression on his face
is mild and peaceful. ' It was remarked
that his head remained warm for au unusually long time.
In accordance with Prince Rismarck's
wish he will be buried upon the hill op-
|iosite the castle in the vicinity of Hirch-
!.,unlit to the l.n»i.
Midnight—When  Or. Schweninger  arrived at the Friedriehruhc station shortly
after   10  o'clock   Saturday   evening,  the
two Count* Von  Ran--,-  were waiting
with  a   carriage  and  the  physician   was
driven  rapidly   to  the castle,  where  he
found the prince unconscious.   According
to an unofficial account the death agony
was prolonged.    The prince died without
taking leave of the family,  for fully an
hour suffering terrible difficulty in breathing and his groans were fearful  to hear
during the death struggle.   He had been
placed in a sitting position and propped
up with cushions in order to relieve tlie
frightful spoHiiis in breathing.    His powerful constitution fought to the last.   The
funiily, gathered  in  nn adjoining room,
was  plunged   into  the  very  anguish  of
grief by the moans from the death chamber.   The despair was intensified by Or.
Schweninger's absence.    The only eonso-#
lotion  was  that  the prince  was  unconscious during the last  two hours.    Dr.
Schweninger was only in time to afford
slight relief in the final moments.   During
the agony of dying the prince repeatedly
pressed his hands to his eyes.    His ap-
pearaiice in death is said to recall strikingly that of the first Kmpcror William,
the smallneaa of the skull as compared
with a large body being remarkable.   The
strongly contrasted, small pale  features,
greatly emaciated, suggested long and severe suffering, though Lhc expression was
Count Herbert Bismarck refuses to allow anybody to visit the death chamber
until Kmpcror William has seen the body.
Dr. Schweninger and Or. Chrysander
are personally attending to the embalming. .
Curious noises heard by the residents
of King George county, Vs.. have been
explained by the discovery that some one
bells around their necks and releasing
tlicni. Tlie noises had been referred to in
tha country newspapers as "war signs
from heaven." ,
A powder to bs shaken Into the shoes.
At this season your fsst feel swollen, nervous, and hot, snd get tired easily. If you
have smarting feet or tight shoes, try
Allen's Foot-Ess*. It cools the feet and
makes walking essy. Cures swollen and
iwestln j- teet, blisters and callous spots.
Army und Navy Ollicer* Think the
War 1* ••rncllciilly Knileil—Wnr
siiipK Ordered Hume for Itcpiilrti—
Volunteer* Will ileturu Thi*
New York, Aug. 1.—A special to the
Tribune from Washington says:
Army und navy officers consider the
war  practically   ended   ho   far   us  actual
do you like best—grocer-
bills or doctor-bills?
Use the wholesome
baking powder—Schillings Best. m
of the heavier warships to New York to
make repairs. Tho Indiana will come
north soon ns Admiral Sampson's fiag
ship and is expected to go into dry dock
hostilities arc  concerned  and   that  there  by the middle of August
lleve* corns and bunions of all pain and
gives rest snd comfort. Tea thousand testimonials of cures. Try it today. Bold by
all drusrlsts and shoe stores for 29c. Sent
St mall far 28c ln stamps. Trial package
rRIB. Address Allen S. OlmsUd, U
ley, New York.
The British Museum contains a very
full collection of clay pipes, dating back
A* far a.s the sixteenth century. The custom of waxing the pipe end, to prevent
it sticking to the lips, was introduced by
the Dutch about the year 17(H).
We offer One Hundred Dollars Reward for
sty caaw of Catarrh that can not b* cured by
Hall's Catarrh Cure.
F.  J. CHENEY A CO.,  Toledo,  O.
We,   the   undersigned,    have    known   F.   J.
Cheney for the last 16 years, and bellev.- him
perfectly honorable In all business transaction*
and financially able to carry out any obligations made by their Ann.
WEST  a  TKUAX,   Wholesale  Druggists,  Toledo, O.
Druggists,  Toledo, O.
Hall'* Catarrh Cure I* taken Internally, act-
Ins directly upon the blood and mucous sur-
faci-B of the system.    Testimonials  sent free.
Price 76c per bottle. Bold by all Druggist*.
Hall'* Family Pills are the beat.
Willow wood is the most available for
the use of powder manufacturers, and for
that reason war speculators are buying
all they can. Trees are most thickly found
in Pennsylvania.
How to Make Crayon Portmlt*.
Our new method, which any one can
liarn, will be sent free to you. We must
bave help and will pay you well for making crayon pictures at your home for us.
Write today with enclosed stamp for full
particulars. NorUiwestern Art Association, Portland, Oregon.
English Catholics celebrated July 4 as
Uie oOth anniversary of the opening of
St. (icorge's cathedral at Westminster by
Cardinal Wiseman, the first Roman Catholic cathedral consecrated in Kngland
since the reformation.
will be no occasion hereafter to fire a
hostile shot except in the slight resistance that may be Offered by the Spaniards to the progress of American forces
in (ieneral Miles' brilliant Puerto Rico
The first step has already been taken
by the orders issued yesterday returning
the St. Paul and the St. Louis to New
Vork as *v*on as they could leave thc
West Indies. Their guns will be taken
off ut once, their naval officers detached,
including Captain Sigsbee and Captain
Goodrich) and as speedily as the vessels
can be restored to the condition they were
in when the navy acquired them, they
will bc delivered to their former owner,
the American line.
Thc Harvard and Yale will be given
up a week or so later and the navy will
then cease paying $1)000 a day for these
four vessels, which, lor the hint few-
weeks, have 'been used exclusively by the
army us transports. Perhaps the army
will lie able to charter the vessels for
a time, or at least until the owners consider it advisable to undertake the restoration of their trans-Atlantic  voyages.
It is almost certain that the war department, if compelled to send additional reinforcements to Manila, will promptly impress these vessels and hurry tlicni
around to the Pacific for that purpose.
According to the naval authorities the
prospects are that all the volunteer otll-
cers, as well ns the men who cure to be
relieved from naval service, will be able
to return to their homes by September 1.
This refers of bourse only to the naval
militiamen, whose, places on the regular
warships will be taken by enlisted men
and released from Uie auxiliaries a.s
quickly us the latter vessels are put out
of commission.
Rem*   Worth   ■   Klim's   Hansom   l'\-  In   Ihe   Hi-riiiliiiK'i*.
"A whole guide book devoted simply
to the Hermitage could give no sort of
idea of the barbaric splendor of its belongings," writes Lilian Hell of the famous St. Petersburg museum. "Its riches
are beyond belief. Kven the presents given by the emir of Bokhara to the czar are
splendid enough to dazzle one like a realization of the Arabian Nights. Hut to
see the most valuuble of all, which are
kept in the emperor's private vaults, is
to bc reduced to a state of bewilderment
bordering on idiocy. It is astonishing
enough, to one who has bought even one
Russian belt set with turquoise enamel,
to think of all the trappings of a horse—
Ihe naval authorities have also shown.,.,   ,   ...     a^^^^^^_ ^_^^^^_
.,  . <, , ... i,    ,,,    . i bit, bridle, saddle-girth, saddle-cloth ana
their confidence in the result of the peace!   ,/        ,.,,,,
.. ,. ...    _, ... „ „,   i  ,J(   ,,    al  -made of colli of cold and set in solid
negotiations   bv   ordering  at   least,   three ■ . ,      .*>       ' ,   T,"
'< turquoise   enamel   with   the  sword   hilt,
—     | scabbard,   l-clts,   and   pistol   handle   and
holster made of the same. Well, these
are there by the roomful. Then you come
to the private jewels, and you sec all
these Sjime accoutrements made of precious stones—one of solid diamonds, another of diamonds, emeralds, topazes and
day school for girls. Primary, preparatory
arid academic course. Music, German, French,
drswlng, -Minting and elocution taught by
specialists. For Information address 2209 Pacini-   Ave.,   Snoksne.  Wash.
Six  hundred out  of 3000 Kansas volunteers are school teachers.
•tits Permanently Cured.   No fltaor nerrousnes
rllw   after first day's use of Dr. Kline's Ureal
""     " *- KB   as.00   trial
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bottle and treatise.   DR. B. H.
Arc- street, Philadelphia, 1-
Tun thirds of the  male  population  of
tlie world use tobacco.
PIso's Cure for Consumption is our only
-Tfdiclne for coughs and colds.—Mrs. C*.
l^llz, 43S 8th Ave. Denver Col.. Nov. 8, 'Sto.
Jilrs. Edward Harris of Richmond, Mo.,
years old, has given birth to twins for
it"seventh time.   They are all living.
Ti*j Schilling'* Best tea snd baking powder.
Strong efforts will be made to stimulate the raising of cotton in Hawaii.
What Mrs. Nell Hurst has to Say
About It.
Northern    Pacific    officials   report
enormous crop along their line.
^ 21ufeepa§t!
is due not only to thc originality and
simplicity of the combination, but also
to the care and skill with which it is
manufactured by scientific processes
known to the California Fio Svbup
Co. only, and we wish to impress upon
all the importance of purchasing the
true and original remedy. As the
genuine Syrup of Figs is manufactured
by the California Fio Syrup Co.
only, a knowledge of thnt fact will
assist one in avoiding the worthless
imitations manufactured by other parties. The high standing of the California Fig Syrup Co. with the medical profession, and the satisfaction
which the genuine Syrup of Figs has
given to millions of families, makes
the name of the Company a guaranty
of the excellence of its remedy. It is
far in advance of all other laxatives,
as it acts on the kidneys, liver and
bowels without irritating or weakening them, and it does not gripe nor
nauseate. In order to get its beneficial
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Wftjibinjiton, July 30.—A dispatch from
Ail mi nil Dewey unnounces that Aguinaldo
bus .isMimril a buhl attitude of deflnni'e
mid that it would take n large force from
thin country to subdue the insurgents.
The following has been received at tho
wnr department:
Hong Kong, duly 30.—Adjutant General, Washington, Cavite, July 25.—Arrived today about 12. Health of commands good. 1'i'in.iiiultT of the licet
uliout four dnys in the rear. All the
troops assigned me will probably be needed. ' MKRRITT.
(Ieneral Merritt* expedition included
the transports Ohio, City of Paris, Indiana and Morgan City, which left San
Francisco June 27, carrying 3000 ofllcers
and men under Brigadier (ieneral McAr-
ihur, the steamer Valencia, which sailed
on June 28 with 800 men,and the flagship
Newport, which sailed on June 20 with
8(H) men under the immlrliatc command
of (Ieneral Merritt.
Altogether there were 5000 ofllcers and
men in the third party. The first expedition carried 2501 men, nnd the second
carried 3515 men, so that Uenelnl Merritt
now has under his command 11,010 men.
j*>. ar Min. Pinkham:—When I wrote
dyou I had not been well for five years;
id doctored all the time but got no
eater. 1 had womb trouble -very bad.
Iy womb pressed backward, causing
lies. I was in such misery I could
elrcely walk across the floor. Men-
iru_tion was irregular and too profuse, was also
troubled with
leucorrhoea. I
had given up all
hopes of getting
well; everybody
thought I had
After taking
five bottles of
Lydla E. Pink-
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I felt very much better
ad was able to do nearly all my own
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cie, and feci that I owe my recovery to
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Ay one doubting my statement may
vite to me and I will gladly answer
n inquiries.—Mrs. JNki.i. HuBIT, Deep-
wter, Mo.
jctters like the foregoing, con-
stntly being received, contribute not
a.ttle tc the satisfaction felt by Mrs.
IM- bam that her medicine and counsel
a: assisting women to bear their heavy
Irs. Pinkham'a address is 1 jynn, Mnss.
A suffering women are invited to
vite to her for advice, which will be
gen without charge. It is an ex-
prienced woman's advice to women.
Seymour Keyser, post master at Man-
heini, N. V., has an apple tree which was
brought from Holland in the seventeenth
century.    It still hears fruit.
t Coimh Hyriip.  Taste* Uood. Die
In time.   Hold b-rdr-i*-glst*.	
A Beautiful Present
In order to further introduce ELASTIC STARCH (Flat Iron Brand), f
the manufacturers, I. C. Hubinger Bros. Co., of Keokuk, Iowa, have I
decided to OIVB AWAY a beautiful present with each package ol i
starch sold.   These presents are in the form ol •
Beautiful Pastel Pictures
They an 13x19 inches in site, and are entitled 11 follows:
Lilacs and
Lilacs and
These rare pictures, four in number, by the renowned Battel artist,
R. LeRoy, of New York, have been chosen from the very choicest subject!
In his studio and are now offered for the first time to the public.
The pictures are accurately reproduced in all the colors used in the originals and are pronounced by competent critics, works of art.
Pastel pictures are the correct thing for the home, nothing surpassing
them in beauty, richness of color and artistic merit.
One of these pictures  mm | ____■■ __     fs ■ __. 1^_
a _jfi__y- Elastic March
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is sold for 10 cents a package.   Ask your grocer for this starch and get a
. beautiful picture.
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Everything First-class In All Respects.   -*uJ
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B.   0.
NOTICE:—"Nettie Fraction" Mineral
Claim; situate in the Slocan Mining
Division of  West Kootenay District.
Where located:— On the Four Mile
Creek bounded on tbe north by the
Tenderfoot, south, by the Read, east,
by the Carnation,
Take notice that I, Evan Bailey Frazer,
Free Miner's  Certificate No. 5637,  as
Manager for tho Vancouver and British
Columbian Grand Exploration Co, Limited, Certificate No. 3i!G21A, intend sixty
days from the date hereof, to apply to the
Mining Recorder for a Certificate of lm
provemsQla, for the purpose of obtaining
a Grown Grant oi tl*a above claim.
And fnrther take  notice that action
under section 37, must be commenced
before the issuance of such Certificate of
Dated this 4th day of July 1898.
E. B. Fimkkr
NOTICE,— "Carbonate Hill'^Mineral
Claim,   situate   in the Slocan Mining
Division of West Kootenay District.
Where located:—On the Red Mountain joining the Baby Rnth mineral
claim abont four miles from Silverton.
Take notice that I, Jos. A.  Guere of
Rosebery B. C, Free Miner's Certificate
N0.926A and A. E. Kennedy of Toronto
Ont., Free Miner's Certificate No. 83019,
intend sixty days from tbe date hereof,
to apply to the Mining Recorder for a
Certificate of Improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant of the
above claim.
And further take notice that action,
under section 37, must he commenced
before tbe issuance of such Certificate of
Dated this 16th day of June 1898.
Is the moat comfortable and direct
ronte to all points East. To Pacific and
trans-Pacific points. To the rich mining districts of
Tourist Cars pass Revelstoke Daily to
St. Paul. Daily (except Wednesday) to
Eastern Canadian and United States
Points. Magnificent Sleeping and Dining Cars on all trains.
Tickets Issued Through And Baggage
Checked.To Destination.
Daily connection (exceptiug Sunday)
via Rosebery; 8:05 a.m. leaves Silverton
arrives 4:30 p.m.
Ascertain present reduced rates and
fall information by addrest,ing_ne-rest
local agent, or
W. S. CLARK, Agent, Silverton.
Tray. Paas. Agent, Nelson.
Diat. Pass. Agent, Vanconver
NOTICE.-   "Prescott" and "Prescott
Fraction No. 1", Mineral   Claims;
situate in the Slocan Mining Division of   West Kootenay District.
Where   located:— On the North side
of Four-Mile creek about one and one
half miles from Slocan Lake.
Take notice that I, Kenneth L. Burnet,
(actingas agent tor Uie Prescott Mining Company Limited Liability,   F. M.
L. No. 0094A)   Free Miner's Certificate
No. 5397A, intend sixty days from Uie
date hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder for Certificates of Improvements
for the   purpose of obtaining Crown
Grants of both Uie above claims.
And further take notice tbat action,
under .section 37, must be commenced
before the issuance of such Certificates
of Improvements.
Dated this 22nd day of July 1898.
Kenneth L. Burnet
NOTICE:— "Lorna Doone" and "Prior"
Mineral Claims -situate in tbe Slocan
Mining Division of  West Kootenay,.
District,     Where    located:—On  the
South side of Four-Mile creek to the
AVest of the Vancouver Group of Mineral Claims.
Take notice that I, Francis J. O'Reilly
of Silverton, B. C. as agent for Frank
Culver,  Free  Miner's   Certificate  No.
11038 A., intend sixty days from the date
hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder
for Certificates of Improvements, for the
propose of obtaining Crown Grants of
both the above claims.
And further take notice   that action,
under section 37, mnst be commenced
before tbe issuance of such Certificates
of Improvements.
Dated this 21st dav of July, 1898.
Fe/ncis J. O'Reilly
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""onstipation  lake Karl's Clover
Pnr t ,l*e »tre*»f Blood Purifier Ciite*.
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Head, eJn " t*iC*- *•"* '"ea(- uil •"*<!fir ••'
Mrs.   Matheson,
B. O
What Dr. A. E.Salter Says.
Buffalo, N.Y.—Gents:—From my personal knowledge, gained in observing
the effect of your Shiloh's Cure in oases
of advanced Consumption, I am prepared to ,-nv il is the most remarkable
■fenn-ftv that lias <vfi beet, brought .■>
u,y ii11.; ..lion. Ii hits certainly saved
many from consumption.   Sold at
The Silverton Drug Store, f
We' ve got a board pf strategy down at
the grocery, en
Bill Simpkins is  acquainted well with
one o' Hobson's -men;
We're got a street named after Schley,
en one for Sampson, too,     	
En we've changed" the name"o* main"
street -now it's Dewey avenue.
The question's been debated on en 'fore
a week rolls round,
Us fellers '11 be livin' in a place called
We keep tbe ol' flag floatiu' all the day
en all the night.
Bat we hain't got any teller tbat hez
gone away to fight
Ab Balser proved es good ec gold en
filled onr hearts Hfith joy,
That he went to school with "Fighting
Bob " when be was juat a boy.
The boys are chewing navy plug—no
other kind '11 do;
Tbe gals lies- got a dram corps, en they
wear, red, white, en bine.
The band playa patriotic tunes, en keeps
it up till late; •
We tried to lynch a Dago that wuz rldin'
on a freight.
We 'lowed he was i Spaniard, to o'
course we haijl a right,
Bnt we hai't gnt eny feller that hex goqe
s   away to fight.
The Jimpson baby hez been named
without a bit 'o fuss;
They both agreed to call the kid Irene
We've got a flag that went clean through
with Sherman to tbe sea.
En we're mighty proud 'o that Hat;,   ez
we shorely orter be
We cheered like sixty when  we heered
that Santiago fell,
We blowed the saw mill whistle en we
rung the school house bell,
We're great on independence, on liberty
en right.
But we hain't got eny   feller that  hez
gone away to fight.
—Edward  Singer,    in   the Cleveland
Plain Dealer.
perity will sweep over the Kootenays
and many a hard working prospector
will be rewarded for his patience, akill
and industry displayed iu opening up
the vast mineral wealth of our
mountains. With the return of peace
the panicy feeling that has prevailed in
the money centres and  amongst men
8 e i 8 . 8 . 8 8 S 8 8 S S i 3 i 8 8 2ti 8 8 .'«
I„iimm--S L,J
All the Silverton mines are looking
well, developement work is being
pushed vigorously and systematically,
the management of all of them is
now in the hands of pratical mining
men, and we have not a dude or
yellow-legged Supe on qpr creek.
And we thank the Lird   for   it
The Republic of France has undertaken a meritorious although difficult
task in legislating against wildcat
stock companies and their promoters.
The organizing and promorhg of joint
stock companies for the pirpose of
mining and carrying on othr enterprises, is a legitimate busijess. But
as small investors, aa a ruU are not
in a position to properly Investigate
and ascertain the genuine* of the
enterprise, tbey must roly upon the
honesty of the promoters. '. t is only
justice tbat a certain reiponsibility
should be placed upon the promoters,
and the investors protects, r iinst
fraudulent promoting of wildmt >m-
panies, if possible. The promttion of
wildcat mining companies h<s done
more to discredit mining in tie eyes
of the world than almost mything
else.    If tbe United States an) Great
Britain will now follow the -ample
set by France in this matter i will be
a good thing for the miner, tl investor and the piining industry.
With the pawing away
Bismark, another of the worl
statesmen bar gone.   The tn
collor as be   was   familiarli
probably did more towards al >ing the
policies of European go?ernn its than
any other man   during  thi present
century-   He   moulded am 'onsoli-
dated United Germany into  e of the
first nations of the world, oh ged the
map of Europe and firmly ei .Wished
the power and throne of thc German
Emperors.   He   was   a  mi   hated,
feared an. admired by the    iteamen
of the different European nat is.   He
used bis tremendous energy   id vast
brain power for the   advanc tent  of
the German Empire, exclusi* of the
wellfare or feelings of the si Minding
powers.   His loss    may     ell    be
mourned by the German peo e, as he
accomplished more towards jnsolid-
atingand building up their lational
greatness in a single lifetime ban all
his predesessors had  acuomp
i   ' n'       ~—nrB-rai
of capital will have passed and capital
will be seeking profitable investments.
And as no mining country in the
world has shown as equally large
returns for the money invested as the
Slocan region or has shown as much
improvement, during these times of
depression, there is no doubt bat that
the Slooan will be among the very
first leef ot the good effects of tbe
return of confidence of the in vesting
public and tha loosening up of tne
money markets of the  world.
The British Columbia News in an
editorial which dube the Opposition
party a rabble, urges upon the Turner
party the adoption of straight Federal
party lines. We quote the folloifing:
"However we do not believe that the
Hon. Mr. Turner and his associates
wonld ever consent to be viewed in the
light of spoils-mongers, but would immediately bring about the organisation
of the Conservative party and rally all
true lovers ot just and equitable principles under the banner of tbat great and
loyal party." -   ■
Are the adherents of that great and
loyal party who voted and worked for
the turning-down of the Turner government, going to allow the name of
Conservativism to be dragged out and
used as a gag to stifle tbe public expression duly recorded at the polls on
the 9th of July last?
Tbe principle on which Turner et al.
are working is apparently the retention of office by any means—justifiable
or unjustifiable. Had the Gowrn-
roi nt been sustained at the polls we
would have beard none of the se whining appeals to Conservatives. Because
the majority of the members elected
are in Federal matters allied to tbe
Conservative patty, Mr. Turner is
anxious to head a Conservative government-
Why was. not the election fought
out on straight party lines if this wa-j
to be the pott-election course? The
Premier is on record as saying before
the election, tbat he was opposed to
the introduction of Federal politics
into Provincial issues.
The Turner party was not sustained
but tbe leader of that party has not
the manliness to step out from where
he is not wanted, but now seeks, to
draw a mantle labelled •'Party'* over
his shoulders to hide the rents in his
old costume.
TION      OK     AN     EXTRA-
bed  in
With the return of peace be een the
United States and Spain
upparently will be consumate
tho next few weeks, a wave
"*J**p*rIor Mining;   C*o-_p»ny."
Registered the 3rd day of January.
this day registered the "Superior Mini _g
Corupanv" as ao Extra-Provincial Company under the "Companies Act, 1897."
to carry out or effect all or any of the
objects hereinafter set forth to which the
legislative authority of tbe Legislature of
British Columbia extends.
Tbe head office of the Company is
situate in the City of Spokane, State of
The amonntof the capital of the Company is one million dollars, divided into
one million shares of one dollar each.
The bead office of the Company in this
Province is situate in the Town of Sandon
and William Hunter, merchant whose
address is Sandon aforesaid, is tbe
attorney for the Company.'
Tbe time of the exittence of tbe Com •
pany is fifty years.
The objects for which the Compsny
lias been established are:— ..
To work, operate, buy, sell, lease,
locate, own, acquire, procure, hold and
deal in mines, metal vnd mineral claims
of every kind and description within the
Province of British Colnmbia. Canada,
and the United States of America:
To carry on and conduct a general
mining, sineltin,-, milling and reduction
To purchase, acquire, hold, erect and
operate electric light and power plants
for tbn* purpose of mining and treating
ores, and for the purpose of furnishing
lights and creating power for all
To bond, buy, lease, locate and hold
ditches,flumes and water rights:
To construct, lease, buy .sell, build,
operate and conduct railroads, ferries,
tram ways or other means of transportation for transporting ore, mini ng and
other material:
To own, bond, buy sell, lease and locate
timber claims, and finally to do everything consistent, proper and requisite
for tbe carrying out ef the objects aod
purposes aforesaid in their fullest an d
broadest sense, within tbe territory
Given under my band and seal of office
at Victoria, Province of British Columbia, this 3rd day of January, one
thousand eight hundred and ninety-
eight. **
It-') S. Y. WOOTTON,
Registrar of Joint Stock Companies.
sent to any address, $2.00
a year.
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General Amenta and  t#!     $%:
$§*     *•* '-At inine -Brokers.
Sole Agent For
:•; Ileadqaartfrs For Mining Men :•:
-   B.C.
SILVERTON,      -      -      -     B. C
Real Ebtatk and Iss-ha*.-.
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Brandon St Barrett.
James Bowes.
L. Knowles.
B. p.
Parties cutting wood on the property
of the Silverton Townsite, or removing
same will be prosecuted. Squatters are
also n^rned not to trespass on said property.
by Cross A Co., Agent*.
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a. p. Mcdonald,


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