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The Silvertonian 1898-04-19

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Neatly & Promptly Done
We can quoto you bedrock prices
The Concentrator and Saw Mill to
be Built at Once.
Cbsof es «« The Vancou-or-The  Queen
Fur Grand   Turki
Among the other properties thai have
come to the front iu this section during
the prist reason, and taken its place
among the ranks of shippers, is the Comstock, a property that ranks among the
very first and that has emerged from a
mere prospect to a finely developed mine
with nearly, if not quite, 2000 leet of
developoraent work donoon it, consisting
ol tunnels, winses, crosscuts and raises.
It is ftafo to say that no other property
in the Slocan Lake district lias accomplished more in tho same length ol time
or have done their work to better advantage or kept it in better sbapo than the
Comstock, The property is situated ten
miles shove Silveiton on a lork ot Four
Mile creek. It is connected with Silver-
ton by a wagon mad that runs to within
one an 1 a half miles of the mine, where-
supplies sre delivered by the wagons to
Bwait transportation the balance of tlie
distance to the mine, being hauled fit
winter on rawhides and in the summer
packed by mules. The intention of tlie
company however, tho present season, Is
t.i extend tbe wagon road to the mine.
The proparty i-i advantag.?omly situate 1
so thst it can bo worked to a great depth
by a tunnel system.lbus doing sway with
an expensive hoisting and pumping plan'
an 1 greatly cheaponing the c-et of mining the ore. The general strike or trem)
ol the vein is North East aud South MTesl
with a dip of 30 degrees to the South, the
vain i« a true firsore in a granite formation and varies from two lo several foot
in width. lietwecn tbe re'h slnitfl ofor-.
in places the led** Is lean and Is tille-.l
with a Ulcose cnngus»matt«w iod granlt-
o«.e i-joarts fn other plac**: the led-***
becomes so highly rriitiertillscd tuat Hie
walls have bean impregnated to a dentil
ol three or four foot with minerals that
mike a good quality of concentrating ore,
Theditauceon the SOrfaos bv lbs
dip of the vein befweeii the irpp-rroiMl
woikingsan.i tlie lowest, or faitliost ii.r.*'i
the mountain, is 20.) > fe*t.
During Ibe past winter, ind ilha .lev.*l-
opemont work the company took out and
shipped one huiidred and fifty tons of
first-class shipping ore mostly steel galena, a few tons beingrfchcarbonate on*,
besides putting three thousand tow of
concentrating oro oil tha various dumps
The shipping oro runs from 103 to 300
onnces in silver ami fro e 60 to 80 ucr
cent. lead. Aud thc concentrating ore
will cot.centrate live tons into one.
The most important workings consist
of tlie following tunnels—viz. Tunnel
No. 2,wbicb is the farthest working tunnel up the mountain, is in 200 feet and
has cut a shuto of shipping ore and devel-
opod slot of concentrating ore. Tunnel
No.3, is in 270 feet and at the present
lime is being driven night and day. This
tunnel has cut a fine body of shipping
ore and has a large body of concentrating
ore exposed almost its entire length.
Two raises   have   boon   put  through
from this tunnel to No 2,onc raiso being
UO feet, the other 100   feet, thus   making
good air, aud.blocking out a  lot  tf ore
Both raises arc in ore all the  way und
the streak of clean or   shipping  oro,   to
say nothing at all ol tlio   concentrating
or-", ol which there is coneidi-rabbi, varies
from four inches to   two  feet and   will
average eight inches.     There  aro   also
three prospect winzes sunk In this   tunnel in ore nnd go to show   that tho  ore
sliutos continuo   down   ami   when  the
lower tunnols aro driven   in (ar enough
they will undoubtedly  striko   this   rich
■chute. Tunnel No.4. is in a depth of 100
•<*et, is expected to strike the ledgo und
°ro nt almost any time.   Tunnel No.7, la
the next tunnel down the mountuin  and
is in 180 feet, it has exposed mostly concentrating  with   occasional   streaks   of
"bippingore.     Tunnel  No.G.at   which
Place the company btiildlilga  are,    consisting of a  commodious  boarding   and
cook house, two bunk   bouses,  superintendent and foremans houses snd offices,
store house, blacksmith shop, ore house
•nd bins, and ore  sartors building, all
ol which are  in  good shape  and   well
looked alter.   This tunnol, No.5, is now
in 660 feet and is gaining in  length and
depth every day.    It lias exposed a largo
amount of ore, both shipping and   concentrating,  and  is    about   tlio    most
prominent workings of the company.   In
this tunnel is an upraise, now Dp 00 feet.
Tbls will when completed connect  tun-
-els No.6,and 7,.   Tunnel  No. 8,   Is a
tunnel and is the lowest workings of the
mine. It will tap the oro bodies exposed
in the upper tunnels at a great depth,
and although this tunnel is only in a distance of 50 feet it haa been driving
for some time in a nice streak of shipping ore. The company has been steadily developing this property with tbe
view of making a mine, out of it and
erecting a concentrator if the mine justified it, and it lias now so much ore in
sight that the owners feel more than
justified in commencing the erection of
the concentrator, ami will start to build
as noon as the stato of the reads will
permit. The company own a good mill
site convenient to the property and a
water supply that will enablo them to
operate continuously tlie year io nl}|
The company islortunalo in its present,
management, and the property is being
well managed and looked after. The
company is at present working 23 men
having bad to lay off most of its force
owing to the roads, but has ample and
good accomodations for 60 men at tbe
mine. The group of claims owuod by
this company comprise the Ruby Trnst,
Kentucky Girl, Blue Peter, Fraction.
Isabel Traction and Comstock,
Messrs. Barrett, Brandon snd Mc-
Naught are husily pushingdevelopement
wotk on the Corncrackur. Thia claim is
situated ou Fidelity hill near tbe mine
of that name. Assays made on the ore
fiom tbe Corncrai.kcr show from 20 to 60
'viii--,-s silver and $20. in gold. It is expected that the Fidelity bill will attract
macll attention from miners this summer
aud r >ii- big strikes are loiked for by
the holders of claims in that viciuitv.
Developement wrk was started last
Friday on the Queen I- raetion, a valuable
fraction about a mile i-outh of Silverton
on the Like shore. Thia claim is owned
by M. S.rioklanl and D. Mjthesou both
ol New D.-iivi-r.
AiranK'.-menUl'.r.ve been coaiplcted bv
U. C. Corbii* f.,r tiie erection ot one e*
mof smslters in tbe BjunJary Creek
country just n» quickly aa his charter for
the Ke'tio River railVray pSJSJS the do-
ini.uon briure By tbls meant* he will <;on-
scrre to Canada the treatment .-f its own
fie*", and bis road will handL* the proiluc1
Or.iud Forks is the place selected for
tlie smelter, aud rntrs wiii lie given the
ores of the Republic and oilier camps on
ihe Colville reservation,so aa to have
them treated in Canada. This will off<et
the Le Roi amejter at   Northport.
A company known as the Wakefield
Mines, Limited, lias been formed in
England, With a capital ot £100,003 in £1
shares, with the intention of acquiring
tho onsets ami undertakings of the West
Kootenay Exploring A Mining Company
Limited. The seat of operation ot the
company will bo on Four Mile creek and
the headquarters will bo ia Silverton.
A strike of two feet ol clean ore has
been made in tlie shaft lining sunk on
tbe Fidelity, at a depth of 80 feet, thus
proving that the ore shntas pitch weal
in Iho vein, and are continuous. The
company are nlun driving S drill into the
big bill east uf the present workings and
expect to strike the vein iu a very short
distance. .
\Tllliaffi  Lewis,  late  foreman  of  tho
Vancouver mine, has entered Into acoo-
tract «iili tbeStandop Prospecting Syndicate, an English company,who-tr bend
office is nt Greenwood, B. C, to go into
Alaska and tbe klondyke country to represent their interests in that country
lor two years.
C. T. Cross, who has filled the position
of accountant at the Galena Mines, Limited, for the past 15 months, has accepted a similar position with the Vancouver
droop Mining Co. and will in future
have bis office In his building ne.ir the
wharf. K. F. Lloyd succeeds Mr. Cross
St the Galena Mines.
\V, J. Barker, late nl the Jewel mine
in the Boundary country, has succeeded
W illiam Lewis as foreman of the \ sn-
eotivcr mine, hve miles above town, the
property was turned over to him last
From Locating Claims, so The Committee Reeeommosds.
I'aiter Kg* Social-Drowning at Nelson
—Will Row for Chsmpionahlp—
Other    Thlngri.
The Mining Committee of the Legis-
lalure at Victoria havo submitted their
report to the House. The most radical
change rcccommended by thcin Is that
only British subjects bcnllowed the right
of locating mineral drums in this Province. Thc clause in question reads as
follows:—- "Every person over, but not
under, 18 years of age, and every joint
company shall lie entitled to all the
right* an privileges of a free miner and
shall be counidered a free miner upon
taking out a free miner's certificate;
provided, bowevpr, that no alien shall be
allowed to record a mineral claim unless
bo has previously and in accordance with
the provisions of the act regulating the
same, declared his intention to become
a Biitish subject, and no Crown grant
shall be issued upon any mineral claim
recorded after the passage of this act,
toauy other person thau a British subject."
Ano'.liei clause in tho report reccom-
inc-nds tho recognition of a minor hold-
ins a free miner's licence as of full age
iu matters relating to his mining property. A miner ia to bo allowed to do more
than one year's assessment work in a
year and receive credit for same. In application for Crown grants tbe applicant
must file conies of the Gazette and ol
the paper advertised in with tbe Gold
When tlie citizen.] of Siiverton undertake to do anything, everything moves.
When tho grading of Lako Ave. was determined on a short time ago our representative m«*n formed a, committee, and
t he large force of mon now at work is
the reeult of their labor. The sum of
over faOJ.OO was secured with vorv little
difficulty, and a creditable street is now
replacing tho stump field known as Lake
Ave. Great praise is due the executive
committee of this work for tho manner
in which it is being done. Under the
supervision of Foreman Daly tho unsightly banks and boulders are rapidly
disappearing and the slumps are being
disposed of as fast as fire can consume
Tbe social given by tho ladies of Ihe
Union Church last Monday evening was
a decided success botli from o financial
and social standpoint. The numbers on
program wero well given and received
hearty applause from the audience. The
following was the program ot the evening.
Opening selection Orchestra.
Address Chairman.
Recitation Miss Dyker.
Duet      Mrs. Bra.Ishaw, Miss Brandon.
Reading R. O. Matheson,
Selection Orchestra.
Rending J. R. Woods.
Chorus. Tho OKI Camp Ground.
Selection Orchestra.
God Savo Tho Queen.
After the progi am the Faster F.ggs
contributed by the ladies were auctioned
off by R. O. Matheson and the bidding
was brisk and competition keen. After
the last Egg bad passed under the auctioneer's hummer the fortunate ones
sought their ladies nnd explored the
depths ol their Eggs for tbo dainties sure
to be there. Refreshments were served
to all and everybody dispersed well sat-
iefiud with iho entertainment.
Tbe Nelson Miner in a recent issue
says:—"Mr. Hume's motion of want of
confidence failed to find a majority in
favor of it. It is a little difficult to imagine our member bringing forward such a
thing. Good tempered and easy going
not exactly an orator, be lias none of tbe
bluster nnd energy that makes a succss-
ful leader of an opposition rush. The
whole thing however, is typical of the
opposition. Thev are no moro likely to
carry the country with them at the coming elections than they were to carry Mr
Hume's motion of want of confidence.
We have received a copy of tbe rules
and regulations governing the B. G.
Chamber of Mines. Tho object of this
organisation Is the furthering of tbe
mining interests of this province and to
circulate information tending to interest
outside capital in our mines. A perma-
nant salaried secretary has been engaged, who's duties will be the compiling all information of the mineral resources of British Columbia. Those
interested in mining should extend tbeir
support towards this organisation. Tbe
Chamber will, if requested, act as aihi-
trutors in the settling of any mining
disputes, and propose to establish a library and museum of mining interest
open to their membsrs.
For that tired
feeling use  Dr. Fax's
The first, open air concert of the season
was given on Tuesday evening by the
Silverton Brass and Wind Band. We
understand that Bandmaster Daly will
drill bis musicians for tbe band contest
on May 24.
When Adam in bliss
Asked Eve for a kiss,
Sbe puckered her lips with a coo.
Gave a look so estatic,
And answered emphatic,
I don't care Adam if I do.—Ex.
Following is a complete list of the
mining transactions recorded during the
week for the Slocan Mining Division:
Eight  Mile, Walter
Kindly allow me space in your paper
to thank tlie friends, who, by their generous help, combined lo make the
Church Social such a decided, all round
success. Tho amount realised, $52.50.
will be devotod to 1st. putting shades to
the church windows; 2ud, securing if300
insurance on tho church property and
the balance to reduce the debt.
, R. NuwrtN PoWB-ii
G. Burritt, pressman on the Nelson
Miner, whilo out with W. McMorris,also
of tbo Miner, on the Kootenay river, met
death by drowning, caused by tho upset-
ling of their canoe. McMorris reached
shore in a greatly exhausted condition.
Search for the body of Burritt lias so far
proved unsuccessful.
Tho Nashville Students were compelled to walk nine miles   between   Nelson
"owiunne, that has lately been   started wd \^L^L^Jt£>   **
•WW distance down the hill below No,5,  element in Sandon last night.
Vancouver, April 0,-Ouly some details
need to bo arranged ami Bob Johnson, of
Vancouver, and Jako Gaudatir, of Rat
Portage, will row on Burrard Inlet for
the single scull championship of the
world. Johnson has rowed in 23 races
and was never fairly beaten in
scull contest. He is 27 years
was bom in Netv Brunswick.
a  single
old  and
Goo. Davis ol New Denver, visited our
city yesterday.
Miss Dyker spent her Easter holidays
in Nelson.
See E.I. Nelson's change of ad. on the
fourth pagu.
Rancher Smith returned Irom Sandon
on Wednesday,
Mrs. Barclay was visiting in Ains-
worlli tiiis week.
Dan Cronin is building himself a bouse
in Stewart's addition.
J. R. Woods mule atrip to Nelson tbe
fore part of the woek.
lake Kirknatiick of (be Concentrator
visited our city on Sunday.
Ftrank Culver, port owner ofth*t~B-_
Doone, was in town ou Monday.
Mineral Glasses aud Compasses galore
at the Silverton Druj Store. t
F. F. Liebsclu-r paid tho Comstock
mine a visit on Wednesday.
The symphony Club of Slocan City
gave a dauce last uigUt.
F. F. Liebacher is renovating and
enlarging his tailor -hop on Lake Ave.
A car load of ore from Ihs Comstock
was shipped to Tacoma on Thursday.
Harry Wilson is making a visit to tbe
onast, Jake Kirkpatrick is taking bis
place here.
All kinds of Flower and Garden Seeds
at the Silverton Drug Store. +
Several ladies and gentlemen from New
Deliver attended the Easter Egg Social
last Monday evening.
Supt. Bessley and N. E. Macdonald,
travelling freight agent, were on tbo
Slocan on Thursday.
The Knights of Pythias, lacrosse club,
nnd band all talk of going to Silverton on
May 24tb,—Nelson Tribune.
A test run will he made of 50 tons of
ore from iho Comstock property at the
Alamo concentrator.
Billy Macadams of tho Sandon Pay-
streak walked into Deuver on Sunday
bat went home by the first train.
Great Britain's marine steam tonnage
is to-day 0,720, 703—about as much as
that of all other n.itions added together.
II. B. Alexander was in town for a
few davs this week, Ho intends making frequent visits to tho camp in the
Editor P. J. Glazer, of tho YmirNews.
formerly tho Quartz Creek Miner, has
been held for tbe Juue assizes, for criminal libel.
Tbn excavators on Lake Ave. found a
large piece of galena. This is tbe third
piece of galena float discovered on the
Business in all lines is steadily improving in our town. Ono of our business men informed us that hia trade has
been doubled in the last three weeks.
We hear it rumored that Slocan City
has designs on the Queen's Birthday
intending to celebrate. Wo do not
attach much credit to the report.
The freight shed is at present filled
with the imports o( our merchants. The
principal importers being tbe Wm.
Hunter Co., aud McKinnon & Go.
E. C. Bissel, who was well-known
hero, and at one time managing editor of
the Sandon Paystraak, was ono of the
victims of the great Chilkoot Pass avalanche.
A waiting room is to be built immediately at the wharf by the C.P.R. This
will fill a long felt want. The C.P.R recognises that Silverton does the most
business, in travel and traffic, on tbe
The launching of Messrs. Campbell,
Hale & Elliott's tug took place at Nelson
lust Wednesday. Mrs. Campbell broke
a bottlu of Scotch on the ship's bowB and
with the exception of this accident evory-
i tbiug occurred smoothly.
Some time ago an amorous young man
sent a letter to a German lady.says tl e
Philadelphia Record, and this postscript
was added: "That my darling may
make no mistake, remember that I will
wear a light pair of trousers and a dark
cutaway. In my right hand I will carry
a small cane, and In my left a cigar.
Yours ever, Adolph." The father replied courteously, stating that his daughter bad given biro authority to represent
Iter at tbe appointed place and tbo time
agreed on. His postscript was as follows*
" Dot mine son may make nomisbdakes,
I vill be dreshed in mine shirt-sieves. I
vill vare in my right hand a club; in my
left hand I vill vear a siz-shooter. You
vill recognise mo by de vay I bats you
on de bead a goople times twice mit de
glub. Vaitfor me at tbe corner, as I hav
somethings important to inform you mit.
Your frent, Heinrich Muller."
Read the Silvertonian
like other people.
and be wise
April 6—-Maine,
Florence Fraction, Four Mile, W II
Scott, W Hunter
April 7—Springtime, Four Mile, W H
April 5—Kybosh
April 0—Keystone, Torpedo, Broken
April 7—Belleview No 2
April 9—Traveller, Glasco. Paymaster
April 6—Dungenoss %, Robin M, Norman McMillan to Joe Pilon, April 2
April 7—Wonderful Bird, Edward
Tangbe to Eugene Staunard, April 7, (75
Anxious Mother-I think you should
interfere.Edward. There is young Stumps
sitting for the last half-hour with Mable,
holding her hand. Father (complacently.
—True*, bnt let him hold bands, Martha:
it will keep ber from the piano!"—Ex
Parson-Ab my friend, rum brought yon
htre.of course! I, too used to drink, but
for ten years not a drop of liquor has
passed my lips— Convict— 'Sense me,
pard, but I don't want tu hear no bard-
luck story now. I've got troubles of my
Spring Sui! Patterns Now on Hand,
I would respectfully invite gentlemen to an early inspection of my
selections in Spring and Summer Sui'.ings.
9 My prices will be found moderate.   I make it a point (o keep them as
§| low as ia consistent with good material, good workmanship and tbe care
9 and attention requistc to get up thoroughly satisfactory garments.
I     Liebscher. The Tailor,
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x      :■:      :-:    Headquarters for Mining and .Commercial Men.
Domestic and Imported Wines, Liquors and Cigars at the liar.
Hotel Victoria.
JaxrLes BoTxres .Prop
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R, 0. Matbeson, Pub.,
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Brer since Nellie Ely waa made a colonel tbe Tennessee mllltla has been
ready to spring to arms »♦ * - ' ent's
Zola goes to prison! Well, be can at
leaat emulate John Bunyan. History,
at all events, will give tbe novelist a
fairer trial.
Slang Is quite ancient, but It's still to
be proved that when the wooden steed
was dragged Into old Troy, tha Trojans
eald:   This Is a horse on us.
Philadelphia haa developed a beggar
wbo goes about soliciting* alms ou a bicycle. Perhaps be wants to raise
enough money to buy a '08 wheel.
Thieves are said to be almost unknown In Finland. Curiously enough,
tbere are many thieves tn this country
who contrive to remain entirely unknown.
A desperado arrested In Boston bad
a copy of Browning tn bis pocket. Of
course his lawyer will plead a certain
Intellectual disturbance, due to a prolonged struggle with obscurities.
An exchange says: "Tbe hair on tbe
head of most of the hundreds of thousands of dolls exhibited In sbop windows Is made from tbe hair of the Angora goat." That's probably wby tbe
kids all like dolls.
A gun tested near Washington recently threw a shell over ten miles,
wblcb means tbat a hostile ship would
bo under fire for twenty miles In passing a battery. Sucb target practice
will make it interesting for tbe sblp.
Mrs. Wu, wife of the Chinese minister at Washington, has the laugb on
American women. Whenever anybody
says anything to ber about Chinese
girls binding their feet, she retorts tbat
no Chinese woman is barbarous
enough to wear corsets.
Susan B. Anthony says tbat "the
grievances women have against the
common enemy—man—to-day are as
many aa tbe colonists bad against
King George." Then why not follow
the example of the colonist*—fight for
Independence first and for tbe union
The Pall Mall Gazette seeks to agitate us by disclosing tbe fact tbat a
genuine prince Is a waiter In a New
York hotel. It would really agitate New
York to learn that any of our "palace
hotel" waiters Is leas than a prince, for
that Is what their manners bave impressed Upon us.
A pleasing incident of tlie cotton
mills strike In New Bedford was the
"Idle hours" recreation furnished to
strikers through the efforts of one of
tbe city pastors. Reading, games, music and other forms of wholesome entertainment were provided in two
balls, and all were welcome who would
refrain from discussing the strike or
other labor matters while present
Tbe great isothermal line of baked
beans Includes Dawson City lu British
Alaska. Outfitters in Seattle and Snn
Francisco complain bitterly ot the In-
creasing scarcity of tbe most succulent
of Intellect-nourishing vegetables.
Tbere has not yet been any rumor of
organization In Boston of a society for
the promotion of canned beans in Alaska, but it would be a good neighborly
act. Every family In Boston could give
a pot of beans and never feel It.
The Introduction of bills for the removal of the charge of desertion from
men who enlisted In the armies of the
Union In our great war, and who failed
to put In an appearance wben their
commands were mustered out, has been
going on for a third of a century, u
la tbe general opinion of honorably discharged soldiers that this thing has
gone far enough. They assert, and
tbey know something about the matter, that most of these deserters are
men who enlisted for bounties and got
out at tbe first opportunity.
The course taken by tbe French ministry In arbitrarily forbidding discussion of Its acts was foreseen. It Is tbe
course tbat has been taken shortly he-
fore Its fall by each of the French governments that has been overthrown by
revolution during the past seventy
years. The precedents do not warrant
tbe inference that a change Is at hand.
Tbe second empire and tbe citizen king
both went on for several years after
the policy of suppressing criticism hnd
been adopted. But this sort of violence reveals a weakness tbat bad been
veiled, and by that disclosure Invites
and encourages assault.
The conclusion Is forced upon us that
tbe builders of warships might collaborate with the architects of the great
commerce carriers and combine speed
with safety. The agents of tbe Atlantic
liners never lose much sleep when one
of tbe ships Is overdue. They admit
tbat ber machinery may be broken, but
experience has taught them tbat her
chances are good for making port, despite tbe handicap. Our great warships
flounder about In calm harbors, strike
a sandbar or an Insignificant tug and
promptly go Into dry dock for repairs
costing thousands of dollars. Tbere Is
a lesson In this for somebody, possibly
tbt builder of modern battle-ships.
the advantage not only of herself, but
of all commercial nations. The result
will be that American ships will soon
be permitted to penetrate the very
heart of the richest part of China and
American commerce will be exceedingly shortsighted unless It joins in the
exploitation of this land of great commercial promise. This triumph of English diplomacy may tie looked upon as
of Immense value to thc whole English-speaking world, ourselves as well
as Great Britain.
A million bobolinks killed last year!
Four million other birds slaughtered In
the same year—and for what? That
their torn and distorted bodies might be
flaunted In the headgear of American
womankind! Tbere are no guess-work
figures, but the official report of the Audubon Society of Massachusetts. And
what does It mean? It means five million voices stilled In Nature's avian
choir. Five million flashes of cbeeri-
ness and gladness taken from human
life; aod millions of other young lives
doomed to starvation or prey In order
that tbe plumaged corpse of tbe murdered mother bird may be rent by a
milliner and Jammed In hideous shape-
lcasness In milady's hat! Ah, milady,
Is there no efficacy In these desolating
figures? Is there no mercy In your
heart, no conscience In your make-up,
no sentiment In your soul? Can you
enjoy the finest opera when you think
that the killing of the birds with which
you and your sisters ure crowning your
beauty Is gradually silencing the grand
oratorie of the forest and the fields? A
blrdless country! A voiceless forest!
What a desolation it would be! And
yet that Is Just what this country is
coming to If the song birds of our lam!
are to be killed off at Klie rate of five
millions a year In order to gratify feminine vanity and keep woman "in
style." What a grewsome, hideous,
conscienceless "style" It Is that murders melody and silences Ihe lark that
sings from Heaven's gate!
The Only Hone tar Relief From a
Condition Which Cnn No Longer
II.- Kudured In thr Enforced 1'm-
III.-nil..11 of the Island—Spain's
Offer of Arhllrntlon.
Are the statements about Spain's decadence true, or are they false? Hnve
descriptions of her antiquated Institutions, her barbaric social com!I ".Ions,
her Industrial death, lieen mere exaggerations to enforce baseless argument? Is this view of Spain purely an
American view ? At one time this little
sun dried corner of Europe coutalued
about all there was or European
thought. Then Ferdinand came nnd
burned the baths of Cordova because,
he said, Christians never bathed. Then
this corner was the seat of power for
several generations. Then It began to
go to ruins. What it is to day an article
In the National Review, a Loudon publication, indicates somewhat \lvldly.
"Decadent Spain" is the title. This is
what It says: "Spain is not only devoid of progressive spirit, but she cun-
lmt muster up sufficient energy to govern herself. She Is the most backward
country In Europe. Tbe people are
shamefully taxed; a peasant cannot
bring his load of faggots Into a town
without paying octroi toll. Tbe administrative departments are oriental iu
their sloth aud management. Freeh
butter Is obtained from France. The
postal service Is a disgrace. It is a
risky thing to post a letter, especially
If It seems to contain anything of value. To send a check by post Is regarded ae an extreme act of folly. The passing traveler on his way through Mud-
rid to France Is asked by his friends to
take letters and poet them In security
over the border. Yet no Spaniard seems
to care for any of these things, and Is
surprised If they are remarked ou."
Great Britain's policy of opening np
to tbe whole world whatever markets
•be herself wins by ber shrewd diplomacy Is about to triumph In Ohio*, to
One remedy for tbe dodging of taxes
on personal property suggested by General Harrison is entitled to something
more than casual consideration. It Is
that a meeting of the tax commissioners of a considerable number of States
be held, to consult as to some plan for
the taxation of personal property that
will secure a uniform system. Une of
the embarrassments at the present time
Is that when a State undertakes to
adopt a plan which will Increase tbe
taxation of certain classes of property,
It becomes a serious loser by tbe re
moval of those who are taxed under
sucb a system. New Jersey Is said to
be tbe paradise of New York tax dodgers. Ohio Is said to bave lost a number of wealthy citizens because the
State undertook to tax them. One was
so Incensed, not long ago, that he disposed of all bis property In Ohio and
left the State in something of a buff.
Tax commissioners, like Insurance and
labor eoinmlsslonprs, could meet, consider plans and Anally adopt some one
of them. This plan they could recommend to the Legislatures of the States
represented, and thereby a uniform system for more adequate taxation could
lie secured. Taxation Is not one of the
topics which the people generally discuss. They complain of local taxation,
but when the topic is discussed It Is
Federal taxation, usually the tnxatlon
of the poor to pay for bonds. This miiy
be Important, but, compared with local
tnxatlon, It Is Inconsequential. The
agitation of the topics which General
Harrison hns brought to the front In
neighborhoods, in village or township
meetings for the purpose would cab
public attention to the injustice In a
manner which could not fall to be generally beneficial.
A New Envelope.
An envelope for carrying merchandise through tbe malls Is so constructed with reversible.flaps and a stiffening strip attached to tbe closing flap
tbat the Inside of the envelope may become the outside, and tbe same envelope used to return merchandise in the
same manner in wblcb It waa forwarded.
A good many people make hay while
the sun shines, and then let it spoil.
Reform Is used for almost aa many
purposes, nowadays, aa sleetrletty.
Washington, April 11 .—President McKinley sent his Cuban message to congress today. After reviewing tlie history
of the war in Cuba the president says:
The war in Cuba Is ot such a nature,
that, short of subjugation or extermination, a final military victory for either
side seems Impracticable. The alternative lies In the physical exhaustion of one
or tho other party or perhaps both, a condition which, In effect, ended tbe 10 years'
way by the truce of Znn Jon. The prospect of such, a protraction and confusion
of the present strife Is a contingency
hardly to be contemplated with equanimity by the civilized world nnd least of nil
by the United States, nffected and Injured ns wo ore, deeply and Intimately, hy
Its very existence.
Asked for nn Armistice.
Realizing this. It appeared to be my
duty, In a spirit of true friendliness no
lens ui Spain thou to those Cubans who
hnve so much to lose by the prolonsu-
tlon of the struggle, to seek to bring
nbout an Immediate termination of the
war. To this end I submitted, on thc
27th ultimo, us a result of much representation and correspondence through the
United S<tates minister at Madrid, propositions to the Spanish government looking
to an armistice until October 1 for the
negotiation of peace with the good offices of the president.
In addition, I asked tho Immediate revocation of the order of reconccntratlon,
so as to permit the people to return to
their farms and the needy to be relieved
with provisions and supplies by the United States co-operating with the Spanish
authorities so as to afford full relief.
The reply of the Spanish cabinet wn-
recelved on the 31st ult. It offers as the
means to bring about peace in Cuba, to
confide the preparation thereof to the insular parliament, inasmuch as the concurrence of that body would be necessary
to establish a Him I result; it being, however, understood that the powers reserved
by the constitution to the central government are not lessened or diminished. As
the Cuban parliament does not meet until the fourth of May next the Spanish
government would not object for its purl
to accept at once a suspension of hostilities If asked for by the insurgents
from the general-ln-chlef, to whom It
would pertain tn such case to determine
the duration and condition of the armistice.
The function of the Cuban parliament
In the matter of "preparing" peace and
the manner of doing so are not expressed
In the Spanish memorandum, but from
General Woodford's explanatory reports
of prellmlnlary discussions preceding the
final conferences It Is understood that the
Spanish government stands ready to give
the insular congress full power to settle
tbe terms of peace with the insurgents,
whether by direct negotiations or Indirectly by means of legislation does not
The l'.nd of Ihe Rffort.
With this last overture in the direction
of immediate peace and its disappointing
reception by Spain, the executive was
brought to thc end of his effort.
In my annual massage of last December 1 said: "Of the untried measures
thero remain recognition of the Insurgents as belligerent*, recognition of Ihe
Independence of CUba and intervention to
end the war by lm|K>slng a rational compromise between the contestants and Intervention In fnv-or of one or the other
party. I speak not of forcible annexation for that cnn not be thought of. That
by our code of morality would lie criminal  aggression."
Thereupon, I reviewed these alternatives In the light of President (""rant's
message in the words uttered in 1S75,
when, after seven years of sanguinary,
destructive and cruel barbarities In Cuba,
he reached the conclusion that the recognition of the independence of Cuba waa
Impracticable and Indefensible and thnt
tho recognition of belligerence was not
warranted by the facts according to the
texts of public law.
I commented especially upon this phase
of the question, pointing out the Ineon-1
venlences and positive dangers of recognition of belligerence, which, while adding
to tho already onerous burdens of neutrality within our own Jurisdiction, could
not In any way extend our Influence or
effective office In the territory of hostilities.
Nothing hns since occurred  to change
my view  ill  this regard and  I  recognise
as  fmiv  now  ns  then that  the issuance
| of a proclamation of neutrality, by which
process the Bo-called recognition of belligerency Is published, could, of Itself and
I unattended   by  other  action,   accomplish
I nothing toward the end for which we la-
I bor, tlie Instant pacification of Cuba and
I tho cessation of  thc misery  that afflicts
' the island.
| AruIiihI   II.'.-.iuiiI/.Iiib   Independence.
Turning to Ihe question of recognizing
nt this time Ihe Independence of the present Insurgent movement In Cuba we find
safe precedents In our history from an
I early day. They are well summed up In
President Jackson's message to congress
I December 21, 1836, on the subject of the
recognition of the Independence of Texas, when he said:
"In all Che contests thnt hnve arisen out
of the revolutions of France, out of disputes relating to Portugal and Spain, out
of the separation of the American possessions of both from the Kuropean governments and out of the numerous and
constantly occurring struggles for dominion in Spanish-American states, so wisely
consistent with our Just principles has
been the action of our government that
we have, under the most critical circumstances, avoided alt censure and encountered no other evil than that produced by
a transient re-estrangement of good will
In those against whom we have lieen,
by force of evidence, compelled to decide.
"It hns thus been mnde known to the
world that the uniform policy and practice
of the United Stntes Is to avoid all interference In disputes which merely relate
to tho internal government of other nations and eventually to recognize the authority of the prevailing pnrty without
reference to our particular interests and
views or to the merits of Ihe original controversy.
"Hut in this, as In every other occasion, safety Is to lie found in a rigid adherence to principles. In the contest between Spain and the revolting colonies we
stood aloof and waited not only until the
ability of the new stmtea to protect themselves was fully established, but until
danger of their being ngaln subjugated
had entirely passed away. Then and not
until  then,  were  they  recognized.
"Such was our course In regard to Mexico herself. It Is true that with regard
to Texas, the civil authorities of Mexico
had been expelled, Its invading army defeated, the chief of tho republic himself
captured and all present power to control
thc newly organized government of Tex-
ob annihilated within Us confinement. But,
on the other hand, there la, In appearance
nt least, nn Immense disparity of physical |
force on the side of Texas. The Mexican
republic under an ally Is garhcrlnjr its
forces under n new leader and menacing
a fresh invasion to recover Its lost domain.
"Upon the Issue of this Ihreatencd Invasion tho Independence of Texas may bo
considered us suspended und were there
nothing peculiar in the situation of the
United States and Texas our acknowledgement of Its Independence at audi a crisis
could scarcely be regarded as consistent
with that prudent reserve with which we
hiuo hitherto held ourselves bound to
treat   all   similar  questions."
Thereupon Andrew Jackson proceeded
to consider tho risk that there might be
Imputed to the United States motives of
selfish Interests in view of the former
claim on our part to the territory of Tex.
ns and of the avowed purpose of the
Texans In seeking recognition of Independence ns nn Incident to the incorporation of Texas In thc Union, concluding
President Jackson's Conclusions.
"Prudence, therefore, seems to dJctate
that we ahould stand aloof and maintain
our present attitude, if not until Mexico
Itself or one of Ihe great powers shall
recognize the Independence of the new
government, at least until the lapse of
time or the course of events shall havo
pi nved, beyond cavil or dispute, the ability of that country to maintain separut.*
sovereignty and to uphold the government constituted by them. Neither of tha
eontending parties can Justly complain
n.' this course. By pursuing ll wo are
but currying out the long established policy of our government, a policy whlcn
hns secured to us respect and Influence
abroad and Inspired confidence af home."
These are the words of Andrew Jackson. They are evidence thut tho United
States, In addition to the test Imposed by
public law as the condition of the recognition of Independence by a neutral state,
to-wlt: That the revolted state shall
"constitute In fact a body politic, having
a government In substance as well as in
name, possessed of the elements of stability," and forming de facto, "If left to
Itself, a state among the nations, reasonably capable of discharging the duties of
B state," nan Imposed for Its own governance In dealing with cases like these, the
further condition that recognition of independent statehood is not due to a revolted dependency until the danger of its
being again subjugated by Its parent
state hns entirely passed  away."
This extreme test was In fact applied
in the case of Texas. The congress to
whom President Jackson referred the
question as "one probably leading to war,"
and therefore H proper subject for a previous understanding with that body, by
whom war can alone be declared and by
whom all the provisions for sustaining
Its perils must be furnished, left the matter of recognition of Texas to the discretion of the executive, providing merely for the sending of a diplomatic ageni
when the president should be satisfied
that the republic of Texas hnd become
"an Independent  state."
Inn    llnri-n's    Position.
It was so recognized by President Van
Ruren, who commissioned a charge d'affaires, March 7. 1837, after Mexico had
abandoned an attempt to conquer the
Texas territory and when there was at
Ihe time no bona fide contest going on
between the Insurgent province and 1 tn
former  sovereign.
I said in my message nf December last:
"It is to be seriously considered whether
the Cuban Insurrection possesses beyond
dispute the uttrlbutes of statehood which
alone can demand the recognition of bel
llgerency in its favor."
The same requirement must be no less
seriously considered when the graver Issue of recognizing Independence Is in
question, for no less positive test can be
applied to the greater act than to the
lesser, while on the other hand the influence and consequences of the struggle
upon the International policy of the recognizing states, which form important
factors when the recognition of belligerency is concerned, are secondary If not
rightly ellminable factors when ihe community claiming recognition Is not Independent beyond peradventure.
Nor from the standpoint of expedience
do I think It would be wise or prudent
for this government to recognize, ut the
present time, the Independence of the so-
called Cuban republic. Such recognition
Is not necessary In order to enable the
United States to intervene and pacify the
Island. To commit this country now to
the recognition of any particular government In Cuba might subject us to embarrassing, conditions of International obligation toward the organization so recognized. In case of intervention our conduct will be subject to the approval or
disapproval of such government. We
would be required to submit to Its direction and to assume to il the more relation
of a friendly ally.
When it shall appear thereafter that
there is within the Island a government
capable of performing the duties and discharging the functions of a nation und
having as a matter of fact the proper
forms and attributes of nationality such
government cnn be promptly and readily
recognized and the relations and Interests of thc United States with bucIi nation adjusted.
The Alternative Forms.
There remain the alternative forms of
Intervention to end thc war, either as an
Impartial neutrality by Imposing a rational compromise between the contestants, or as the active ally of the one
party or the other. As to the first, It Is
not to be forgotten that during the last
few months Ine relation of the fnit-l
States has virtually been one of friendly
Intervention In many ways, each not of
Itself conclusive, but all tending to the
exci utlon of n potential Influence toward
an ultimate pacific result, just and honorable to all Interests concerned.
The spirit of nil of your acts hitherto
has been nn earnest, unselfish desire for
peace and prosperity In Cuba, untarnished
by differences between the United Stntes
and Spain and unstained by the blood of
American citizens. The forcible Intervention of the United States as a neutral
to stop the war, according to the large
dlotutes of humanity, and following
historical precedents where other states
have interfered to check the hopeless sacrifice of life by internecine conflicts beyond their borders, Is Justifiable on national grounds. It Involves, however,
hostile constraint upon both the parties
lo the contest, as well to enforce a truce
as to guide the eventual settlement. The
grounds for such Intervention may be
briefly summarized us follows:
<;>■..,,,,.In   for Intervention.
First, in the cnuse of humanity nnd to
put nn end to the barbarities, bloodshed,
starvation and horrible miseries now existing there nnd which the parties to the
conflict are either unable or unwilling to
stop or mitigate. It Is no answer to say
tins is in a country belonging to another
nation and Is therefore none of our business. It Is especially our duty, for it Is
right at our door.
Second, we owe to our citizens In Cuba
to afford them that protection and Indemnity for life and property which no
government there can or will nfford, and
to that end terminate the conditions thut
deprive mem of legal protection,
Third, the right to Intervene may be
Justified by the very serious Injury to the
commerce, trade and business of our people nnd by the wanton destruction of
property and devastation of the. Island.
Fourth, and which Is of the utmost
Importance, the present condition of uffuirs In Cuba Is a constant menace to our
pence and entails upon this government
enormous expenses. With such conflict
waged for years In nn Island so near to us
and with which our people have such
trudo   and   business   rclntluna-whcn   the
In ' and the establishment of a stable govern-
"Va9,,8nntJ menlce S"ir property do-' men., capable of mulntalnln, ordsr in.
constant ™na«' '"X^ives ruin- ! observing Its International obligations. |n.
Htroy.d    and    tbsy    tnenu t_ i ^ . _nd t       ullUly _nd
ed. wben ourJ^_'"»J~i;'1very doors I curlty of lis citizens as well as our own
.ensure and are ■Jj^~$*7|32, wpe- and to use the military end naval forces
by W,«l'slips of a foreign!  tioii. (>f th_ -,_lted &|H(ea _. ^ M *
dltlons of filibustering that we arc powerless to prevent altogether and the irritating questions thus urlslng-nll these
und others are. constant menaco to oil!
peace und compel us to keep on a sen* -
wur footing with that nation with which
we are at peine.
The Tr*CSd- Ol the Maine.
The elements of danger and disorder already  pointed  out  havo  been  strikingly
Illustrated by  a  tragic event  which  has
deeply and Justly moved  the   American
'"i have already transmitted to congress
the report of the naval court of Inquiry
on the destruction of the battleship
Mallie In the harbor of Havana during t"°
night of the lBth of February. The destruction of thut noble vessel hns tilled
the national heurt with Inexpllciible horror; 258 brave sailors and murines, two
officers of our navy, reposing In the funded security of a friendly harbor, hiive
lieen hurled to dentil, grief and waul
brought to their homes and sorrow to the
The naval court of Inquiry which, It is
needless to say, commands tho unqualified confidence of the government, was
unanimous In Its conclusion that the destruction of the Maine was caused by un
exterior explosion; thut of a submnrliie
mine. It did not assume lo place the responsibility.   That remains to be fixed.
In any event tho destruction of the
Maine, by whatever cause, Is a patent
and Impressive proof of a state of things
in Cuba that Is Intolerable. That condition Is thus shown to be such that the
Spanish government cnn not assure safety
and security to u vessel of the American
navy In Ihe harbor of Havana on u mission of peace and rightfully there.
Spain  \\ mils Arhllrntlon.
Further referring. In this connection, to
recent diplomatic correspondence, a dispatch from our minister to Spain of the
2tiih ult. contained the statement that tha
Spanish minister for foreign affairs assured him positively Spain will do all thut
the highest honor and Justice requires In
the matter of the Muine. The reply above
relerred to of the 31st ult. also contained
an expression of the readiness of Spain
to submit to arbitration all the differences which can urlse In this mailer,
which Is subsequently explained by the
note of the Spunlsh minister at Washington of the Kith Insl as follows:
"As to the question of fact which
springs from the diversified views between the report of the Americun and the
Spi.nish bourds, Spnin proposes thut the
fuct be ascertained by un iuipaiii.il !n-
viitlgiitlon by experts which decision
Spain acepts in advance."
To this 1  have mnde no reply.
President (.runt Quoted.
President Grant In 1875. In discussing
the purposes of the contest as it appeared
then and Its hopeless and Indefinite prolongation, said:
"In such event I am of the opinion that
other nations will lie compelled lo assume (he responsibility which devolves
upon them und to seriously consider Ihe
only remaining measures possible, mediation and Intervention. Owing perhaps to
the large expanse of water separating the
Island from the peninsula, the contending
parties appear to have within themselves
no depository of common confidence t..
suggest wisdom, when passion and excitement have their sway, and thus as*
sume ihe part of peacemaker."
In ibis view, in the earlier days of thc
contest, the good offices of the Unlt.d
Slates as mediator were tendered In good
faith, without anysielflsh purposes, In thr
Interest of humanity and sincere friendship for Iwlh parties, but were ut the
lime declined by Spain with the declaration, nevertheless, that at a future time
they would be indispensable.
No Intimation haa been received that in
the opinion of Spain that time has been
reached; yet the strife continues wlln
ull of Its dread horrors and its injuries lo
the I'nited Btates and other nations. Bach
party seems quite callable of working
great Injury and damage to the other .is
well us to ull the relations and interests
dependent on the existence of peace In
the Island, but they seem incapable of
reaching any adjustment, and both have
thus far failed of achieving any success
whereby one party shall possess nnd control the island to the exclusion of the
Whnt Cleveland Snid.
Under the circumstances the agency i t
others, either by mediation or by Intervention, seems to be the only alternative
which must sooner or later be invoked
for the termination of the strife. In the
last annual message of my immediate predecessor, during thc pending struggle, it
was said:
"When the inability of Spain to deal
successfully wlrh the Insurrection has become manifest, and it Is demonatrated
that her sovereignty Is extinct in Cuba,
for all purposes of Its rightful exlB'cnce,
and when a hopeless struggle for Its re-
establishment has degenerated Into the
strife which means nothing more than
the useless sacrifice of human life and
the utler destruction of thc very subject
matter of the conflict, a situation will
be presented In which our obligations to
the sovereignty of Spain will be superceded by higher obligations which we can
hardly hesitate to recognize and dls-
From   Ihe   Previous   Message.
In my nnnunl message to congress December last, speaking to this question, I
"The near future will demonstrate
whether the Indispensable condition of a
righteous peace Just alike to the Cubans
nnd Spain as well as equitable to all our
Interests so intimately convolved in the
welfare of Cuba, Is likely to be attained.
if not further and other action by the
I'nit..I States will remain to be taken.
When that time comes action will lie determined in the line ot Indisputable right
and duty; it will be faced without misgiving or hesitancy In thc light of the obligation this government owes to itself,
to the people who confided to It the protection of their Interests und honor, nnd
to immunity; sure of the right, keeping
free from all offense ourselves, actuated
hy upright and patriotic considerations,
moved neither by passion nor selfishness,
the government will continue Its watchful care over the rights and property of
American citizens and will abate none ot
its efforts to bring about, by peaceful
agencies, a peace which shall be honorable and enduring. If it shall hereafter
appear to be a duty imposed by our obligations to ourselves, to civilization and
to humanity, to interveno with force It
shall be without fault on our part nnd
only because the necessity for such nc-
llnn will be so clear as to command the
r.upport and approval of the civilized
The Wnr Mnst Stop,
The long trial hns proved thnt the object for which Spain has waged war can
not he uttalned. The fire of Insurrection
may flame or may smoulder with varying
seasons, but It has not been and 11 Is
plain that It cun not bo extinguished by
present methods. The only hope of relief and repose from a condition which
can not longer be endured is the enforced
pacification of Cuba.
In the name of humanity, In the name
of civilization, In the behalf of endangered American Interests, which give us
Ihe right and the duty to speak and to
act, the war In Cuba must stop,
In view of these facta and these considerations, I nsk congress to authorize and
empower the president to take measures
to secure a full termination of hostilities
between the government of Spain and the
people of Cuba and  lo secure in   Ihe  Isl-
inay lie neeeasury
for these purposes.
And In the Interest of hiuuunlty and to
aid In preserving tho lives of the starv-
Ing people of the Island, I recommend
thnt the distribution of food and su|ipll,.a
be continued and thnt an appropriation
be mnde out of the public treasury to
supplement the charity of our cltlsens.
The issue Is now with congress; It Is
a solemn responsibility. I have exhausted every effort to relieve the Intolerable,
condition of affairs which is at our doors;
prepared to execute every obligation Imposed upon me 'by the constitution and
iuw, I await your action.
Veslerday and since the preparation of
the forgoing message official information
was received by me that the latest decree of (he queen regent of Spain dlrcc.s
General Blanco, In order to prepare and
facilitate peace, to proclaim a suspension
of hostilities, Ihe duration and details ot
which have not yet lieen communicated
to me. This fact with every other pertinent consideration will, I am sure, huve
your careful and Just consideration In
Ihe solemn deliberations upon which you
are about to enter. If this measure nt-
iniii . u successful result then our usplra-
tlons as a Christian, peace-loving people
will be realised! ir li fails, it will be only
another Justification for our contemplated
action. Wll.I.lAM    M'KINI.KV.
Executive Mansion, Washington, April
11,   1898.
lirllllnnl Attack   of  Anglo-Rcvptlaa
Fori-i-s  I'ndrr  Kitchener.
Cairo, April 10.—Tho Anglo-Egyptian
forces under General Sir Kitchener rt-
tacked the Dervish position yesterday and
rushed Mahmoiid'H zaruba, the center of
his fortifications, without check. The attack was entirely successful, as the Dervishes lost heavily.
The Sirdar's force numbered 12,000 men
with 24 guns, under Colonel Long, and 12
Maxims. Tho enemy left Shendy with
111,000 men. The enemy was at llrst practically concealed under ground in a strong
samba. After an hour of heavy bombard-
j nient the brigades were formed up and
j carried the position at the point of tlis
i bayonet under a tremendous fire from the
| enemy. The znriiba was torn away, but
the enemy obstinately clung to the
trenches und were bayoneted In them.
During the whole admirable bombardment
by Colonel Long not a single Dervish was
visible. Mahmoud was captured by the
Tenth Soudanese battalion. He was underground thc whole time his men were
lighting. I Ismail Digna fled as usual. The
enemy's guns, baggage, animals and
standards were captured. Colonel Murray
had his horse shot under him and whs
wounded in the arm. The enemy certain
ly behaved with great bravery, ltashardi
l.edi fell at the head nf his men. The authorities i -ill the battle the most brilliant
of the Soudun.
Wheal    (.nut-lions,    Wool    Figures
ana the Price af I-rudece.
Following are tbs Iocs) quotations.
Wholesale prices are given unless otherwise quoted:
Wheat at the wu rehouse—Country
points: Club, bulk, 57c; sacked. 60c;
blue-stem, hulk, rule; sacked, tto. At Hpo>
kane: Club, bulk", 54Jc; sacked, 67c;
bluestem, bulk, ."-tile; sacked, 50c.
Outs   At. Spokane, f. o. b., fl8@l8.5A.
Rye—Country points, f. o. b., Oftfe'TOc
per cwt.
Flour—Per barrel, $3.75.
Hay—Timothy, 110.50(511 par tonj
wheat hay, $0; alfalfa, $10.
Eggs—Ranch, $8.73@4.
Wool—Fine medium, 0(ij7c per lb; medium, 5(q tie per lb.
Produce-Fancy creamery, 40 and 09
lb tubs, 28c per lb; 6, 10 and 20-lb tubs,
20c; prints, 30c; eastern butter, 26@_Uc;
country butter, in rolls, 20@23c per lb;
cooking butter, 10c; cheese, twin, full
cream, 13@)4c; cheese, twin, skim milk,
0.@10cj ranch eggS, $4.75<a>5.26; honey,
white comb, 13}@14c; fancy, 15c per Ib.
Vegetables—Potatoes, 40@42c psr cwt;
onions, $2.7fi@3 per cwt; beans, 1}<»2c
per lh; cabbage, $1 per cwt; squash, $1.50
per do/.; cauliflowers, $1.50 per doz;
green onions, 23(5!25c per doz; lettuce, 2Ce
per lb; spinach, 5c per lb; rhubarb, Bo
per lb; tomatoes, $2.50 a box; sweet potatoes, $3 per cwt; radishes, 40c per Ib;
green peas, 10c jter lb; aspaiagus, 25e per
lb; artichokes, 00c per dozen.
Poultry—Chickens, live weight, OwlOu
per Ib; dressed, ll<S)12c; turkeys, live, 11
@l2c; dressed, 12<3>13c; ducks, live, 10c;
dressed, ll@12c per lb; geese, live, 10®
lie; dressed, 12@12Je.
Meats—Bed cows, live, $3®3.25 per
cwt; dressed, $0@0.50; steers, live, $3.26
@3.50; dressed, $0.50@7; hogs, live, $4.76
@5; dressed, $0(5)0.50; mutton, live, 4®
4.c; dressed, 8@8Jc per Ib; dressed veal,
Portland, Or,, April 11. -Wheat-Firm;
Wollu Walla, 80e; valley and bluestem,
820880 per bushel.
Tacoma, April 11.—Wheat, Firmly
held; No. 1 club, 80c; No. 1 bluestem, 83c
Colfax, Apnl 11.—Wheat is stronger toduy and some dealers are paying 66 cents
for No. 1 wheat, sacked in the warehouse.
San Francisco, April 11.—Silver bars,
66.c; Mexican dollars, 4.r>.@4oo.
Bar silver—55Jc.
Mexican dollars—44Jc.
Lend   Quiet; brokers', $3.60.
I-ake copper—Quiet; brokers', $11.75
Ordered  lo Their  lleirlmcnt*.
Washington, April 10. — Army officers
now on duty at the various institutions of
learning throughout thc country have
been relieved from duty nnd will proceed
to join their regiments at " i stations i-
wliieb they arc assigned..
Ilonwhl thc Nlethero".
New York, April 10.—A dispatch to Ihe
Herald from Rio Janeiro says: Tlie newspapers announce that the government has
sold the cruiser Nictheroy to the United
States. It is stated that the price paid
for I his warship wis $550,000. IIS FROM All
Crimes  I ( -nullities In All l.iimU-
I'liiimrn |>l.s A lion I I'roiiilnriit
Persons—llnsliiess Conillllons In
llrlrr—IVciilhir lncldcnls He-
corded Uy HmUt Oliservers.
Benjamin T.  Hill was hanged at Run
oneiitiii prlscn in California Wednesday
for the murder of his wife. Hill inuile s
full confession, expressed penitents unil
died bravely,
Senator Allen nf Nebraska has sent the
following dispatch I "lion. Mils* A. Hoi-
comb, I.iiicolii. Ncli.: 'render all stale
troops without delay. Ill the event of
wat with Spain I desire through you lo
place my services ul the disposal of the
slnle, to serve the country in such capacity us you may assign me in defense of
(he national honor nnd Cuban liberty."
In the iildermiinic elections ut Chicago
the reform element won, electing 20 oul
nl :i,"i caiiiliilntcH. Those elei ted have
pledged   themselves   to   ilcniiinil   for   the
city compensation for ull public franchises.
Tha iiiunicipul election at Milwaukee,
Wis., resulted in a land-lido for the demo
eiiitic p'pnlist ticket, which elected ilie
entire city ticket by a plurality of nbout
0000, David 8. Ross will be the next ma
lira PLukham Declares No Woman
Wood DoBpalr.
Tbere are many curable causes for
sterility in women. One of the most
common is general debility, accompanied by a peculiar condition of the
Write freoly and fully to Mrs, rink-
ham. Her address la Lynn, Mass. Bho
will tell you, free of charge, the cause
of your trouble and what course to
take, liclieve nie, under right conditions, you have a fair chance to become
the Joyful mother of children. Mus.
Lucy Lvti.h, 2.*i.'»Ilen(lcr*»on St., Jersey
City, N. J. .certainly thinksso. She [.ays:
"I am more than proud of Lydia 10.
Plnkham'tt Vegetable Compound, and
cannot find words to express the g.sjd
It has done me. I was troubled very
badly with tlio L-ucorrlicpa end severe
womb pains. From the time 1 was
married, in i8_l, until last year, I wn
under tho doctor's care. We had no
children. I have bad i-ctirly evert
doctor in Jersey City, nnd have beer
to Ilulvin Hospital, but all to no avail.
I saw Mrs. Tinkhain's advertisement
in the paper, and have used five bottles of her medicine. It bus done mur*.
for me than all the doctors I ever had
It bas stopped my pains, and bus
brought ino a line little girL 1 have
been well ever since my baby wm born
I heartily ruuoinincnd Mrs. t'inkham't.
medicine to all women Buffering from
1 ' T™^™" —-———_-_-
It la Known >a
Writ* to oi asont it.  Oar book on
salnilni SKNT FREE.
Cleveland Oil I Paint If?, b.,
liuw Iihik alauilliia. IiivphIIksIf llila llietlliKl, It haa
aluiiil lIi— (tat fur )»«r«. Kiiilnraril hv Ilia leading
rhv.liiana cf Un. I nil.-.l Hale, aiel Kuropt, WWd
I'Mlt-iii. mimSunillj Irealrd. Men. women snd
elillilreii i-nre.1 wltliuul lisrin nr ilMifff-r or lima ol
inn. Huiuli eila Iretalerl nl home liy our
■ rali-m. Call or writ, for elreiilar and t|iit-ailnn
lilank.     I .„,,i MHII..II   and   eonnlillalloli    I IlKK.
A'1.1 ll-.. ||ia
Anato-Mechanical Treatment Co.
»3 1! Washington St., Portland, Or.
Elaj b« Well »r peorlr lornUbSd accord-
Of U Ton _t»k« nar ol ymir opportune
I«i In buying your iiipplUi.
Tear local dealer hall mete than yen
<>oibt, and thm de without ball you
laid, or you e-n _>»U m roar ordor and
tv» on tkt Ut oi tb* Isni lor the MUS*
amount you would lnvtlt lnthsothsi
fend for our bt- PRICB UST <uit nt-
Is It Wrong'
Get It Right
Keep It Right
■ ••r.'a Be-eaWd n.m-rt y will do It. Thr*.
*"■•* Will "nsk* you fMl b*tt«r. 0*1 It Iron
Tour drugglit «r any wholeikl* drug hooM, oi
ttem Rtawatt * Holme* Orui Co., Ssattla.
PAnO R>r tracing anil loeatiiiK Oolfl or Silver
Aul/L. °"'    t""1   or   liurleil  Ireiuniren.   M.   I>.
"*'M   VllWI.tlt    11,,,   TH   KmiiIIiIiiuI.iii   l<iii»i
Tlie republican city ticket at Tacoma,
Wash., was elected by majorities ranging
from '1(10 for Johnson Niekeus for mayor
to 1001 for \V, A. Bteruberg for treasurer.
The rspttbllosni iiIho elect six out of eight
counclliiirii ami wll have a gmid lworking
In Tupcka, Kas., the republicans elected nil their candidates save two council-
men. In Leavonworth the republicans
elected four out of six eouncilinen. In
Wichita the republicans elected all their
candidates save two aldermen. Fort
Soott, Hutchinson, Lawrence, lndepcnjd-
enee, Abilene, Hiawatha, McPherson,
Qamott, Yates (enter, Eldorado and Gi-
niril nlso elected republican officers.
An ice trust has been formed in Chi-
••a}*" with a capital nf if-i.ooo.ooo.
Sheriir Waldrlek of Cnss county, Missouri, was ihol while arresting two men.
Twelve thousand acres (if Alabama coal
In mis have been purchased by a syndicate.
A dispatch from lVkin says that Li
Hung (hang is in the pay oi Russia and a
tnitoi to Chinese interests.
Over BOO horses will participate in the
iprlng meeting at the Cumberland Park
track, Nashville. Tenn.
Lewis Adams, aged 17 years, is in jail
nt Norman, Oklahoma.eharged with stealing a horse from his grandfather
Steps are to lie taken at Chicago to or-
jgani/e a national association of horse
I breeders nnd horse dealers.
K. K. Woodbury, 80 years old, was kill-
J ed at Port Chester, N. V., while trying to
rescue his bicycle from under a train.
It is expected that 100,000 names will
Ik* added to the National Volunteer Association list, now open at Lincoln, Neb.
An absentmiiided man in New York entered a neighbor's house by mistake, was
taken for a burglar, shot and instantlv
The Missouri State Hoard of Equalization has lixed tlie value of real and personal property in the Stats for taxes of
IMKK at .iil).",ll,'2llU,tH17.
Seven children, 80 grandchildren and 40
great-grandchildren of Eli Heed attended
liis BOth birthday anniversary at his home
near Old St. Louis, Ind.
Mrs. William C. Whitney, wife of ex-
Secretary of the Navy Whitney, is not ex-
pected Ui recover from the accident thut
happened to her while hunting in North
Carolina recently.
The Paver bill, proposing an amendment to the New York constitution so as
to allow the state to dispose of the canals
to the federal government, has been defeated in the state senate.
The property da milled by the recent
llood near ('ircnsburg, Ind., will exceed
1190,000. At least a do/en people were
drowned In Ihal vicinity. In the vicinity
oi Princeton, Ind.. the damage will exceed .-.iiKi.msi.
Wry destructive prairie Ores hare nc-
cm red in Texas. The blaze originated in
I'ecos county and swept Ihe whole of the
i Mass Mountain country. Over IKK) miles
of country have been devastated.
A liilie of Ynqui Indians has lieen subdued by a ruse of the Mexican government Its chief was taken for a visit to
' the capital, appointed a general and givea
la uniform. After his return to his tribe
lie regarded himself as the ruler of Mexico, nml with his 800 warriors has aided to
preserve peace Huong other tribes.
The Tichborna claimant is dead at tillage of (ill. He sja-nt 10 years in prison
for false Impersonation of the heir of a
noble family. His lawyer made ii speech
lo the jury lasting nearly two months,
for which and other offenses he was disbarred.
In round figures Ilie amount of gold
which has been imported into this country since the movement started, on February _.">, which is on the way no1"*, and
which has been ordered for Importation,
I is fi0.000.0OO. This includes nearly $*':■
'ihxi.ooo from Australia.
0. W. Wilson, a Cuban hero, is in Hot
Springs under treatment. The Little Rock
! Democrat says that Wilson served in the
I Cuban army directly under Genets] Go*
! ine/, participating actively in '12 battles.
I He   received   17   bullet  wounds and  had
! pari of his right foot blown off by a shell.
He was Imprisoned in Moro castle December 2 last, under death sentence.   He was
pardoned through the instrumentality of
Consul   General   Lee   and   taken  on   the
Maine, when- he received his first medical
nml surgical treatment   He afterwards
reached New Orleans and from there went
In Hot Springs.   He is now suffering from
the effects of his wound* and completely
broken down in health.
Furniture snd nil portable property is
being removed from New England const
Hellenics in fear that Spanish privateers
will loot summer resorts.
The Little Hick. Ark., board of health
reports live cases of smallpox ill the city.
All the sufferer*, are negroes, who are
confined In the pest house.
Oul of ."ill counties in Colorado, 27 have
women superintendents of schools, and
every school board has one or two women
A large quantity of rejected ten wns rc-
centlv returned to China from New York
as the result of examinations hy officials
of the treasury department.
It is said thnt B combination has been
fomed nt Pittsburg, Pa., by big river coal
operators to ner the southern coal market in anticipation of wnr prices.
The Wellmnn polar expedition has so-
cured the Arctic steamer Prldtjof for its
trip to Franz Josot land. The Kridtjof is
considered the best ice steamer In the
The original copy of the declaration of
independence in Jefferson's own handwriting has just been found among the
archives of the American Philosophical
Society in Philadelphia.
A Michigan man haa in his possession n piece of hunt tack biscuit. Issued
to him ns a part of a ration during the
late «nr. Though 3:t years old, the biscuit, is in an excellent state of preserve-
Hudson Maxim, brother of Hiram, the
inventor of the famous Mnxiin gnu. has
invented a cannon to throw torpedoes
into the air. It promises lo be even more
deadly than his brother's death-dealing
*WO HuiHirril People Overtaken l>>
Slide on Ihe Trail-,llundreil* ol
Men at Work In lleliii-- Shoreline
Away the llebrla In Search of (he
Mead   and   the  l*.ln».
Spring Humors
Skaguay, Alaska, April 8 (via Seattle,
April 0).—At about noon today on the
Chilkool, trail between The Scales and
Stone House at least UK) men met death,
and a large number of others were injured more or less seriously, in a snow-
slide. The dead were crushed under an
avalanche if snow and ice, which came
down from the mountain side upon the
left-hand side of the trail about midway
between The Scales and Stone House
Kixty-liine dead liodiea have been thus
far recovered, and the names of ISO missing oned have been reported as unuceount-
ed for. It is barely possible that some of
these had succeeded in crossing the. pass
before the avalanche occurred. A conservative estimate is that between
7.i und 100 persona were killed. The
point, at which tlio accident occurred
is some five miles above. Sheep Camp. The
nearest telephone station is four miles dis-!
tant. The Scales is some five miles above
Sheep Camp. The telephone wires at this
point were carried away by the slide. This
fact makes it difficult to obtain further
particulars at this time. A blinding snowstorm was raging all day upon thc summit, and ns a consequence many of those
iu the vicinity were making no attempt
to travel. Zelmith. Sprague and Stevenson of Seattle were traveling together as
partners and were found side bv side in
Thousands of people were encamped in
the vicinity of the accident at the time
and were soon upmi the scene rendering
such assistance as was possible. Upon receipt of the news, points below Dyea telephoned up to know if assistance was required and received answer to the effect
that 5000 people were al work upon the
debris and were only in each other's way.
All day Saturday and Sunday a southerly storm with chinook wind, rain and
snow prevailed in the vicinity, and it is
believed the softening of thc snow on thc
mountain side by those agencies was the
cause of the avalanche. The quantity of
snow and ice that came down in the slide
is estimated at thousands of tons. It
swept directly across the trail, which, notwithstanding the fact lliat thc weather
was unsuitable for travel, was thronged
with wayfarers. The last vestige of (lie
trail in thc vicinity was wiped out of existence, and where it leads is now a mountain of snow and ice, under which are
many dead bodies that can not be recovered for days to come.
Two or three thousand men ore working in relays of as many as can stand side
by side, shoveling away tbe debris in
search of the dead and dying. Twenty-
two dead bodies hnve been recovered and
identified and '25 have been taken out
That pimple on your arm, those eruptions, itching and burning hives, just as
surely indicate impurities in the blood,
wheh should have prompt aud careful attention, as do boils, carbuncles, ulcers,
salt rheum and the severest forms of
scrofula. Hood's Sarsapnrilhi cures all humors of the blood of every form and
That Tired Keellna;.
So common in the spring, is also due to
the weak, thin, depleted condition of thc
blood. Make your blood pure by taking
Hood's Sarsnparilla, and you will be strong
and ready for work, will have a good appetite and good health. Try Hood's Sarsnparilla this spring.
"My daughter waa afflicted with liver
trouble and hnd a sallow complexion. She
has taken Hood's Sarsnparilla and her
complexion is clear. Another daughter
had eruptions on her hands, but after tnk-
ink Hood's Sarsaparillu the eruptions are
all gone." MILS. M. K. HILL,
Hrookfield, Wash.
"I  have taken Hood's Sarsaj-nrilla for
shortness of breath and dizziness, and il
has given me so much relief that I recommend it ns an excellent medicine."
MPS. B. JOHNSON, Colfax, Wash.
l Think it Mr urn.
i "'To express my thanks for the great good
I have derived from thc use of Hood's
Sarsaparilla. About a year ago 1 became
perfectly worthless. 1 could sleep but a
few minutes at a time during the whole
night, and when I rose in the morning 1
felt, worse thnn when I went to bed.
I Hera me Very \m«u«
And had sick and dizzy headaches. I was
almost tired of life and did not care for
anything. I went on this way for a year
or inure when one day a friend advised mc
to try Hood's Sarsaparilla. I procured u
bottle of this medicine and lwgan taking
it. Finding tlie first bottle helped nie I
got the second, and kept on until I had
taken four bottles, when I was completely
Bitreh Hay, Wash.
The Knmlly   Depend   I |ioi,   II.
"Four years ago I began using Hood's
Sarsaparilla in my family and the results
were so satisfactory Hint we hnve since
depended upon it as our family medicine,
it has kept us in good health most of the
lime, and we have had little need of any
oilier medicine. We believe that for diseases of the blood, Hood's Sarsapiirilla
has no equal." (il'.O. HARVEY,
Fort Simcoe, Wash.
N. B.—If you decide to take Hood's
Sarsaparilla, do not be induced to buy any
substitute,   lie sure to get only Hood's.
In Alabama there are 4,003 white
schools, 2.2S:i colored schools, 4,7(14 white
teachers, 2,280 colored teachers, IH4.H1".
white pupils and  11*1,(115 colored pupils.
Who Is It that does not wish to be out
In the open air or alive In some field of
sport, whether It be with the bat, rod or
Kun; whether we Ko coasting over thc
hills and vales on thc wheel or sailing
over rouKh waves or Into serene coves, It
is all sport, and the springing muscles
r.eein to need It. It Is bound to happen
that some, mishap will occur. Thus it Is
that we have sprains tn abundance. Light
npralns, sprains that cripple, apralns that
give great pain, sprains that rob us of
sleep, but sportsmen of all kinds have
come to know that there Is nothing better than the old, reliable, St. Jacob's OU.
Have It with you for use; you may rely
on Its cure of the woi»t sprain and restoration to the comforts of life.
MINES  OF   THE   NORTHWEST. A ,l"n"r Kon"" Pttmimm.
  I    Hong   Kong,   April   10.—Thc   United
Stir  In   the t'neiir  d'Alrne   District—   States has purchased the  Urilish stenmer
l>... eliinment on the Heiiulille. Znliio.
The Russian scepter is of solid gold,
three feet long, and contains among its
ornaments 2(18 diamonds. 'MM rubies and
IS emeralds.
Train Fell Tliroii.li a  lllitl. Tread--
Ton*   of  11. iimii lie   Exploded.
We are asserting In tile courts our right lu tin
exclusive use oTthe word 'CASTORIA," and
" l'l re ll I'K'S CASTORIA," aa our Trade Mark.
I, Dr. Samuel Pitcher, of Hyanuis. Massachusetts,
was the originator of PI rcHER'SCASTORlA,"
the same that bas borne and doe* now bear th.
facsimile nil-nature of CHAS. H. FLETCHER on
every wrapper. This .i the original" PITCHER'S
CASTORIA " which haa been used In the homes
of the mothers of America for over thirty years
Look Carefully at the wrapper and see that it is
the kind you have always bought, and has the
signature of CIIAS. 11. FLETCHER on the
wrapper. No one has authority from me to use
my name except The Centaur Company uf which
""bas. H. Fletcher ia President.
March 8, :*97.        SAMUEL PITCHER, MJX
I-ate  transfers give  tlie agreement  of      The authorities of the Missouri expert-
sale of the Blue Qrouse group of silver- ment station have determined to continue
lead claims by William   Williams to W.   experiments   with   sugar  beets  at   least
F. Ziimlioil' for «?'.(),(SH).    There are four  another year, as their work has not def-
claims iu the group, and they lie on the  init<-ly settled whether the cultivation of
south side of Carlion gulch, on the south-   thc  beet  will  be  profitable.
west  side  of  Sunset   mountain,  in   tlio      Near Frankfort, Del., W. S. Long killed
Coeur  d'Alenes.    The  principal develop-   a blacksnake that had a gold finger ring
ment work has been done on the Blue  around its body.   The ring had undoubt-
Orouse, and this claim had a line showing  edljf been nround the snnke's body a 1 ng
Inst tall, which has been Improved since. I time, as it was deeply Imbedded and could
If the sale is consummated there will Ik?   not bo removed until the snake had been
a chance for all the claim owners in the   cut in two.
Blue Grouse territory to get together and !     A. W.  Tilton, a young farmer, living
build a wagon  road  from Dobson  sum-   near Belle l'laine, Kan., was killed in an
mit to the Blue (.rouse, Manhattan, Ama- j unusual  manner    the    other   day.    His
/.on and Parrott.    Such a road would be 1 windmill being out of order, he had gone
about, two miles long, but it would lie a   up to fix it, when a strong gust if wind
splendid grade, and afford the best fncil- ! set tlie  wheel to revolving, ditching  bis
ities for ore hauling.    It would put the j coat, and choking him to death.
mines within eight miles of the railroad       Evidences   of   the   prehistoric   peoples
at Wallace, and teams could easily make ' who Inhabited the valleys of the (iila ami
the  round  trip  iu a  day.    Tlie  cost of' Salt rivers in Arizona have recently been
Ihe two miles of road would not exceed ! discovered, and  enough    testinv ny    has
$-."-00.   It would open nil the territory on ■ lieen  found  to  reveal  the  fact  that   iu
the southwestern pari   of Sunset  innun > these valleys once  dwelt a  mighty nnd
I tain and force a railroad to follow in its  prosperous  people numbering    not    less
j wake. thnn 2,000,000, and probably 3,000,000.
The Iron Colt.	
The representative of an English  svn-I CITO Permanently Cured,  s., ft-ur neryousnes
I  ,. ... . ',        ill*   after flrsi .lny'a use of Dr. Kllue's Ureal
.Uiiilc    has   obtained   an    option   on    Ilie     Nervellealorer.  Send Cor KKkK  SS.OO  (rial
j Iron c.lt. in the Rossland district, which j ^Sli»TwSkm^Ss\h*r       ^ UA" **
! is the property  of the  Iron Colt  Alining i 	
Company, Limited. The price is withheld.       T1|pre is „ t,*ub iu penan„  0„ the west
coast of  the  Malay  peninsula,  composed
of Chinese, who hold debates in English.
Great Falls, Mont., April 10. — The
breaking through of a l_">-foot trestle, fire
and an explosion of 211 tons of dynamite,
all did their fearful work in the wreck of
a freight train westl-onnd on the Great
Northern road Thursday evening OS miles
cast of Great Falls at what is known as
Dry Forks coulee. Twelve of the 21 cars
were on Ihe trestle when the explosion
came. Kight of thein were split into stove-
wood. The engine was completely wrecked. A bole was dug iu the earth which is
described as 160 feet long, "."> feet wide
and 88 feet deep. Telegraph wires were
deinoli-hed so that coinmunic.ition wus not
opened until Friday morning. Engineer
L. Opheim, Fireman Charles Cockrell and
Brakeman A. K. J. Martin were killed.
Their remains were cut and terribly burned. Sam Bennett, a stockman, was badly
cut and one of his eyes was injured. Chas.
11. Simpson's shoulder was broken and he
was cut about the face. Conductor Jen
kins was slightly cut. The survivors immediately set to work to secure the remains oi the killed, which they accomplished with difficulty. Fragments of tho
demolished cars are said to have been
scattered three-quarters of a mile. The
shock was felt in r'ort Benton, 20 miles
Member*-   of  n   Brooklyn   ('<>r,nrr«-.
tion Contribute to lie Melted.
The London Gazette has awakened to
i the fact that the Queen's Jubilee took
i place Inst June, and la»s just published an
A ner being swindled hy all others, send ua stamp
fur particular* of King Solomon's Treasure, tlie
(INl.V renewer of nianlr strength. MAWlN
i'Ml-: Mir A I. CO.. P. O. Box 717. Philadelphia, Pa.
Holland is the only country in Europe
thai admits coffee free of duty.
We offer One Hundred Dollars Reward for
any case of Catarrh that can not be cured by
Hall*a Catarrh Cure.
F. J. CHENKT _ CO., Toledo, O.
We, the undenila-ned, have known F. J.
Cheney for the last IS years, and believe him
perfectly honorable In all business transactions
and financially able to carry out any obligations made by their linn.
WEST  A  TKUAX.   Wholesale   Druggists.  Toledo, O.
Druggieta,  Toledo, O.
Hall's Catarrh Cure Is taken Internally, acting directly  upon  the  blood and  mucous surfaces of  the  system.    Testimonials  sent free.
Price 75c per bottle. Sold by all Druggists.
Hall's Family Pills are the best.
Two bottles of Plso's Cure for Consumption cured me of a bad lung trouble.—Mrs
J.   Nichols,  Princeton.  Ind.. Mar. 26, 1S'>3.
Postage stamps came into existence
about tH) years ago. In 1800 there were
about "iiHi varieties In existence.
A curious fact has been noted by thc
Arctic travelers—snow when at n very
low temperature absorbs moisture and
dries garments.
j Allen's Foot-Ease, s powder for the lest.
It cures painful, swollen smarting feet and
I instantly lakes tbe sting out of 'orns an j
bunions. It's the greatest comfort diiccv-
eryoftheage.    Alien's Foot Base ma'ces
, tight-titling or new shoes feel ess*/. It 'j a
certain cure for chilblains, sweating, dbnip,
: callous and hot, tired sching feet. We
tiave over 10,000 testimonials of cures. Try
; it today. Hold by sll druggists and shot
stores. By mail for 25c. iu stampa. Trial
package FREE. Address Allen 8. Olmsted, Ce Roy, N. Y.
New York, April 10.—Rev. George C.
Carter, of the Protestant ICpiscopnl Church
of the Redeemer in Brooklyn, will use for
the first time today a golden chalice and a
communion service of solid silver. The
gold and silver have been furnished by the
members of his congregation. Some time
agd thc rector suggested that a communion service could be obtained if tlie members of the church contributed small
pieces of jewelry. The suggestion was immediately acted upon, nnd from the gold
en rings, bangles and eardrops, silver trinkets and other articles of jewelry a magnificent chalice and communion service
were made.
A microbe that lives and multiplies in
strong ulchobol has lieen discovered by
Veley. It is believed that this accounts
for the fact that rum sometimes deteriorates on a sea voyage.
In spite of the unfavorable year the
Italian budget for lHf»"-8 shows a surplus
of between 2,000,000 and 3.000,000 lire.
(The value of  the lira is l!) 3-10 cents.
In Japan every workman wears on his
cap an inscription stating his business and
his employer's name.
'ITierc are 58 sardine factories in Maine,
which an Knglish syndicate is desirous of
There nre more than 2000 German
waiters in  the hotels and restaurants of
1/ II1I0H.
Konr Men Kill. ,I.
Knoxvillc, Tenn.. April 10.-- Near Mo-
Gee Station, John McQee and his son Joe
shot and killed Henry and Ernest Howard nnd James Murrain!, and mortally
wounded Tom Howard. The killing Wts
the result of a family feud. The McGees
nre prominent people.
Joseph Jefferson will not withdraw
from the stngc this year. On the contrary, ho is Already forming plans for
next senson.
A silver coin is usually in currency
for nbout 27 years.
1 The chief shareholders arc P. Hums, the i
I wholesale butcher;   William    Mackenzie.
I the  Toronto  railway  man;   J.   Ferguson
nnd MoOrae, ihe local agent of the Hon- ;
I trenl Townsite Syndicate. The sum of !
j $,"10,000 has been spent in this property
lin development work, but it shut down
: three months since. There is a large
j laxly of ore, from six to 33 feet wide,
I tliat is said lo average from $!) to ."flO per
ton. The property is in good condition
j for a strong company to go in and make
la mine of it. it is opened up to a depth
I of 300 feet, and about 1000 feet of tun-
] nel  work has been  done.
Kenti'ilti- Mine Development*.
The development at the Republic mine
is   said   to   continue     satisfactorv.     The"1    In  Ihe spring cleanse yuur svsiem  hy ueing
wonderful  high grade ore chute  in  the|Dr* rtundrr-* Oregon mood I'uritler.
j Republic still continues, with a six-fo:t
! vein.   The chute now  crowds 200 feet in
length, and  promises to continue  indefi-   »'  Westlnu,.,,,     d.l     ,„ .,.,u,e     .hi,.,..'
'iiitely.    Three  shifts   have   been  put   to!
work on thc drift north of the tunnel on       New York's  comptroller says the city
the 200 foot level, and good rock is now debt is now $30,000,000 bey. nd the legal
being tnken from that drift.    The lower ; limit.
tunnel   is  now   iu   about   100  feet,   nnd i.
limning   through    hard    syenite,    which j
mukes slow work. Three shifts are lie-
1 ing run on the Republic in all the drifts
j and tunnels.
A   111k   Kluine.
The new Hume of the Anaconda Copper
: Mining Company at Anaconda runs parallel with the old flume, which was built
when the Hist smelter was erected, about
I 13 years ago. The new flume is four
i feet deep  nnd  eight   feet   wide,  and   is
constructed to last for years.   Over 2.308,- '
000 feet of lumber were used.   Some idea
of its magnitude can la* gained from thc 1
I fact  tbat its construction   cost    about
The  Lost  I.ode.
F. II. Oliver of Rossland is credited I
with having paid .$2.">,000 for a half interest in thc I^.st Lode claim, in Ste- .
vens county, Washington. Assays made j ^'I'll*! of FlgH is taken j it IS pleasant
from ore taken out during the recent MIC. refreshing to the taste, and ai'ta
strike in the 200 foot tunnel go $08.1MX | gently yet promptly on the Kidney**,
in gold per ton. j Liver nnd Bowels, cleanses the sys-
  1 tern effectually, dispels colds, head-
PB0CEEDINGS    OF     CONGRESS. | aches and fevers and cures habitual
constipation.     Syrup of Figs is tlie
only   remedy of its kind ever pro-
Tlie San Jose scale was recentIv found
from California.
A Lady
Both the method and results when
Something- of the Talks and the Acta
of Both Branchea.
tried Schillings Best tea and
did not like it.
She tried it again and
made it according to directions.
It's her only tea now.
luced, pleasing to the taste and ac-
After the president's message was read ' ceptablc to the Stomach, prompt in
and referred to the foreign relations com-1 its action and truly beneficial in its
inlttee iii the senate Monday, Senator; effects, prepared only from the most
Stewart Uok the floor nnd declared that healthv and agreeable substances, its
intervention without recognition of the j raanv excellent qualities commend it
Insurgents would look like conquest  The  to Jj ail(l have madc jt tbe most
senate, nt   I: l.'i p. 111.. on  Hint ion of Sen , .     ,
, ' ,       , ., popular remedy known.
ntor  Allison, adjourned, and  the senate; i   i, . _,.*'      .    , ,     .     ,.
committee on foreign relstlons was oalb *7™V °* *>'« •«'»*• «ak' \n M
led in special session to consider the mes- ce,lt bottles by all leading drug-
k-ge, ] gists. Any reliable druggist who
The rending of the message in the ly^nse \ may not have it on hand Mill pro-
was greeted with scattering applause cure it promptly for any one who
I from the republican side and groans from \ wishes to try it. Do not accept any
I the democratic side    The galleries made] substitute.
110 demonstration. The message was referred to the committee on foreign affairs without debate, and the house proceeded uiili the District of Columbia business.
V   V  I . N<».  •*'.  'itH-
\:    '<
I Oh, John Bull, you are worried:
Uncle Sum, you're somewhat flurried,
And your paths are neither bright nor
very clear,
But you needn't care a feather,
If you only get together,
Ami the concert, every nation's bound
to hear.
Dont forget that you're relations,
And iu the law of nations
Bind yourselves to ono another now for
This is veiy stormy weather:
Hurry up and get together;
Everybody Ihlnks you ought to and you
* Uncle Sum's broad acressurely
Have nover yielded poorly,
And no man need ever hungry go to bed.
Don't put thia off forever,
But quickly get together-
Great Britain, Uncle Sato, cau more be
said?—A. Sherwood OhatQeld-   in
Calgary Herald.Mnrch 22, 1898.
ployment to 50 or 60, and has about
25. By taking this matter in hand in
time at least two months active work
at tho mines can be gained over last
Hotel Selkirk:;:
Brandon & Barrett, Props.
Fine View of the Lako. Up to Date Service.
Fire. Insurance and General Agents,
*Solc»agentfor Silverton Townsite,
8ILVERTON, 3. 0.
NOTICE—"J. I.  C."  Mineral  claim,
situate in tlie Slocan Mining Division
of West Kootenay   District.    Whero
located:—North of Fonr-Mile creek,
about two miles from Silverton, B. C.
Take notice that I, Charles E.  Hope,
Free Miner's Certificate No. 97291, intend, sixty days from the date hereof, to
apply to the Minium Recorder for a Certificate of Improvements, for Ihe purpose of obtaininga Crown (.runt of the
above claim.   Aud   further take notice
that action, nnder section 37, must be
commenced before the issuance] of such
Certificate of Improvements.
Dated this 16th day of February, 1898.
CHA8, E. Hni'B.
NOTICE—"Arena   Fraction"   Mineral
Claim; situate in the Slocan Mining
Division of West  Kootenay District.
■ Where located:—North of  Fonr-Mile
creek, about two miles from Silverton,
B. C.
Take notice that I, Charles F. Hope,
Free Miner's Certificate No. 97291, intend, sixty (layH from the date hereof, to
apply to tlio Mining Recorder for a Certificate of Improvements, for the pur
pose of obtaining a Crown Grant of the
above [claim. And further take notice
that action, under section 37, mast be
commenced before the issuance of such
Certificate of;Improvements.
Dated this 15th day of February, 1898.
Ciias. E. Hopk.
NOTICE—"Emily     Edith"     Mineral
Claim; Bituate in tbe Slocan Mining
Division of  West Kootenay District.
Where .located-—North of  Four-Mile
creek, about two miles from Silverton,
Take notice that I, Charles E. Hope,
Free Miner's Certificate No. 97291, intend, sixty days from the date hereof, to
apply to the Mining Recorder for a Cer
tiflcate of  Improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant of the
above claim.   And further take notice
that action, under section 87, must be
commenced before the it-nuance of such
Certificate of Improvements.
Dated this 15th day of February, 1898.
Ciias. E. Hopk.
NOTICE—-'Jenny     Jones"      Mineral
Claim, situate in the Slocan Mining
Division of   West Kootenay District
Where located:—North of Four-Mile
creek, about two miles from Silverton,
Take notice that I, Charles E. Hope,
Free Miner's Certificate No. 97291, intend, sixty days from tbo date hereof, to
apply to the Mining Recorder for a Certificate ol Improvements,  for the purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant of the
above claim.   And further tako notice
that action, under section 37, must bo
commenced before the issuance of such
Certificate of Impiovements.
Dated this 15th day of February, 1698.
Ciias. E. Hope.
NOTICE—"Silverton     Boy"    Mineral
Claim, situate in the Slocan Mining
Division of West Kootenay District.
Where located:—North of Four-Mile
creek, about two miles from Silverton,
Take notice that I, Charles E. Hope,
Free Miner's Certificate No. 97291, intend sixty days from the date hereof, to
apply to the Mining Recorder for a Certificate of Improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant of tho
above claim.   And further take notice
tbat action, under section 37, must be
commenced before the issuance of such
Certificate of Improvements.
Put** this 15th day of February, 1898.
Oh as   E. Hopk.
NOTICE—"W.H. R.» Mineral  Claim,
situato in the Slocan Mining Division
of  West Kootenay District.    Where
located:—North of Four-Mile creek,
about two miles from Silverton, R. C
Take notice that  I, Charles K. Hope,
Freo Miner's Certificate No. 97291. intend sixty days fro n the 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 tt,ke notice that
action, under section 37, must be commenced beforo the issuance of such Cet-
tificate of Improvements.
Dated this 16th day of Februarv, 1898.
Chas. E. Hope.
NOTICE.-"Mohawk"mineral claim situate in the Slocau Miuing Divinion ol
West    Kootenay    District.      Where
located:    On   Four-Mile  creek,  and
about two miles from Silverton, B   C
Take notice that I, Charles E.'Hope, free
miner's   certificate  No,   97291,   intend
sixty days from the date hereof to apply
to the Mining Recorder for a certificate
of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a Crown   Grant ol  the   abovo
claim.   And further take   notice that
action under section 37, must be commenced  before  the issuance of   sucb
Certificate of Improvements.
Dated this 15th day of Febrnarv, 1898.
Chas. E.Hope.
It seems probable that tho difficulty of treating* refectory silver-lead ore,
containing much zinc, may be solved
by a rew process. A very strong company styled the Smelting Corporation
Limited, has at last been formcil in
England for this purpose, with a caput of £600,000. Am ong its directors
are fonnd a millionaire capatalist, an
eminent scientist and well known business men, Thn company has strong
financial backing. It takes over a
business already established at Swansea
South Wales, by H. R. Fry and others
where refractory silver-lead ores containing zinc are stated to have bean
successfully treated for some time by
a patent which involves the use of
fluxes composed of sulphate of soda
and oxide of iron. It is claimed that
by this process 90 per cent, of thc
silver in refractoy ore can be
profitably recovered, 87 per cent of the
lead, ond 70 per cent, of thc zinc,
use for a largo part of which can be
had in the form of oxide of zinc If
this process proves all that is claimed
it mean-, much for undertaking, like
the Galena Mine**, where the silver-
lead ore is refractory and contains a
large percentage of zinc. And as there
are many other instances of refractory
rinc-impregnated silver-lead ores in
the province, the process of the Smelting Corporation, Limited, may have
very important effeots indeed, j in furthering British silver mining by r;nd -
et ing quite profitable, ore deposit* now
deemed ull but valueless,.>..becausfi
hitherto fonnd too stubbornly refract
ory. i}i
NOTICE.—"Crescent" Mineral   Claim,
situate in the Slocan Mning Division
of   West  Kootenay District.   Where
located:—North of   Four-Mile creek
about two miles from Silverton,B .C.
Take notice that I, Charles E. Hope,
Free Miner's Certificate No.   97291, intend sixty daya from the date hereof,   to
apply to the Mining Recorder for a Certificate of  Improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant of tbo
above claim.
And further tako notice that action,
under .section 37, must be commeuccd
beforp the  issuance of such Certificate
of Improvements.
Dated this 15th day of Februarv,!l898.
Chab. E. Hope.
J3>. o_ IV-B>I_.SO_V
Frnils and Confectionery, Tobaccos.
Novels, Blank Books,
Blank Legal Forms,
Subscription received
for all newspapers and
SILVERTON,      •      •       -       B. C.
Mrs.   Matheson,
For Dress    Goods.   Millinery, fancy
goods. Oonfectioner and Baker.
B. 0
B, C
In the Tuesday edition of tho
Spokesman-Review we notice the following:—
"Tho working force on the Comstock
on Four Mile, in the Slocan, has been increased to 25."
Wo do not know who the Slocan
correspondent of tho Spokosman-Re-
view may be, but it would be a good
thing if ho could report the truth in
his articles. The foroo at Ihe Corn-
stock has boon decroased to 25, and
has never had less than that number
at work all winter. If some of tho
reporters who undortake to supply
mining nows to newspapers would
throw out thoir feet, and learn to distinguish between a tunnel and a location post, it would better satisfy
their readers. And those papers
which satirically style themselves
mining papers, with their mining news
clipped outright, without credit, from
the Spokesman-Review, would do
well to gi\e their subscribers something else to read besides these clippings, and jokes—also clipped.
a 200 Gases Goodwin's Candles
100 cases Hamilton powder
One car Cumberland coal
and one car fresh groceries.
(Silverton*     _B.  O.
The Spring is now with ns and
everyone from the humblest prospector
to the biggest mine owner are doing
their figuring and making calculations
on this si'innier's work. It is of most
vital importance to the business men
of Silverton and all other Slocan Lake
towns that tbe waggon roads running
to the different mines be put into good
shape in order not to interfere more
than can possibly be helped with tho
continuous running of the different
properties at full blast The season of
snowslides will soon be over, and it
stands the citizens of the lake towns
in hand to clear out the roads where
snowslides may have swept across
and tilled or otherwise damaged them
Also to cut jams or other obstructions
out of the creek beds before high water,
to keep the creeks from becoming
darned up and overflowing the roads,
washing it out, and doing more damage iu an hour than can be replaced iu
a week. By talking this thing over
and coming to some understanding
with the various mine superintendents
before the slides are all down, when
the proper inomeut arri.es everything
will be arranged and no time will be
lost, ai what needs to be done must be
done promptly. Tbe time will be
short, A washed out road will do us
as much harm as the shutting down of
half the mines. In fact, at the present time, and until the roads again
become passable, the mines will work
but a very small force of men and no
new mine can bo started up. Tbe
bringing in of supplies, machinery, or
starting the erection of concentrators
must necessarily be at a standstill. We
are wholly and solely a mining community and therefore tho prosperity of
the mines means the prosperity of the
towns, and the keeping of these running is of vital importance. Of the
importance of tho road question, for
example, take the Enterprise that
works ordinarily from 30 to 40 men,
but ia now getting along with eight,
aod the Comstock that can give etn-
"Early to bod, early to rise, dont
get tight, and advertise," was thp motto prescribed for business by Robert
.0. Ogdon of tho John Wanamsker
firm when addressing tho Merchants'
Association in New York, lie further
said: "A great dual of advertising fails
because the advertiser gets discouraged. Advertising to be successful
should be continuous. The advertiser
to be successful must have courage.
Most men are afraid to go beyond a
certain point Having placed $20,000
they should not fail to put ou the
extra $5.00; or they may lose the benefit of the $20,000. If a inon has
not tho money to advertise he might
as well go out of business."
TheC. P. R. defeated iu the Commons in Ihe great struggle against the
Corbin Railway 15:11, h»ve now turned
their attention to tbe Senate snd will
endeavor to secure their eni—tlie
monopoly of the Boundary Creek
trade—through that body. Bat the
Senate, it is hoped, will show the sain-
discretion in approving of the House
of Commons vote as they did when tbe
Yukon Railway Bill was buried beyond the sound of Gabriel's trump.
The Eastern government organs
have been raising u great howl ugaius
tho Senate's action regarding the Yukon Railway Bill. They unuounce
that the Senate has cut its own throat,
signed its own death warrant and so
on. If the Senate has doue nothing
else, it has warranted its continuance
by thc nn ritous action it look when
Manu-Mackonzio were turned  down
Those newspapers who are actively
cpgaged in vilifying and bespattering
the Ministers with mud which will
not stick, aro in the predicament of
wanting something to kick about and
cannot fiud it. Wh_t scathing articles
these opposition editors would write
if they really had a kick coming.
It is reported that Dave King, editor of the Kootcnaian, will be a candidate for the Provincial Legislature
at the coming elections. Poor Dave,
he always had his littlo faults, but we
never thought he would come to this.
The publisher of the Craubrook
Hearld announces that his paper has
a guaranteed circulation of 1000 copies. We wonder what they do with
the other GOO.
If our subscribers will rustle and
build our subscription list up to a
million we will issue as a premium
marriage licenses with a diverge
coupon attached, to each   subscriber.
How in the name of Mackenzio and
Mann could the Yukon Railway Bill
be expected to win when it waa playing up against a full House 1
What words of praise are not heard
from the opposition papers on the
change in the Mineral Advertisement
Act passed by the Opposition,
An anxious public waili, where,  oh
where is the Moyie City Loader 1
in the merry soring time
Pax's   Sarsaparilla
See that you get the GENUINE
_Dr.   -Pass's   Sarsaparilla
For Sale by sll Leading Druggists.
■ aoa<«.   a a
PERFIMSS TOE BKST.     -    -    -     DRIGSMD IOT»$IT,
Trail BLAZEr cigars.
O-   _L_Cat_b_esor_L,    prop*
.■iss'ihiiiiii iViliff.
We bee to notify ihe public thai the
purtnersiiip bitberto existing under Ibe
Ann name of Anderson, Harvey & Co.
bas been dissolved by mutual conscul,
John A. Harvey retiring. Tb« bnstaeaa
will be curried on an l-ofnie under th*
finn name Anderson it Brady, who will
assume all liabilities and collect ull accounts duo the Into Hrm.
Silverton, B. O., March 23,1 SOS.
Kaslo & Slocan
Courts or Assize and Nisi Priuf, and
of Oyer and Tvrmier and General  Goal
Delivery, will be boldon at tbe plaOM
and on tho dates following, viz :—
Citv of Nelson, on Monday,   tbe  liOtb
dav of June, 1898.
town of Donald, on Monday, the 27th
day of Juuo, 1898
By Command.
Provincial secretary.
Provincial Sucrotarv's Ollice,
8th Mnrch, 1908.
Subjict   to   change   without notice.
Triiins I'jiion Pacific Standard lime,
ooixn tntr, DAILY,        ooi.vo bahT
8:0) a.m. J.<nve KaMoArrive3:60p.m.
8:8(1    "    " Eolith Fork  "   8:15   "
0:30     "    "    Siiroule'i     "    2:15   "
9:51    "   " Whitewater "   2;00  "
10:03 " " Hour laike " 1 •.« "
10:!8 " " MeUnigan " 1:83 *'
1(1 M " " .function " 1.12 "
10:50 " .'. \ Sandon I^avel.OO "
Gen Freight and Pass. Agent.
GEO. E. OOPBLAND, Superintendent
Canadian Pacific
And Soo Pacific Line-
Is the Comfortable and most Direct
Route to all Points EAST. To Pacific Coast and Trans-Pacific Points.
To  tbe   Rich  Minim.   Districts  of
Now TouriHt Car Service Daily to St.
Paul. Daily [except Tuesday] to
Eastern Canadian and United States
Points. Magniflcient Sleeping and
Dining Cars on all TraiiiH.
Daily Connoction [excepting Sunday] via Rosebery. 8:05 o, m.
leavos Silverton; arrives 4.30 p.  m.
Ascertain Present Reduced Rales
And full Information by Addressing
Nearest Local Agent, or
W. S. CLARK, Agent Silverton.
F. ANDERSON, Trav. Pass. Agt.,
E.J. COYLE, Diet. Pass. Agt.,
f    *    AND   FOLDER.
mmm mmmQVwMM
Strs. "International,"  nnd   "Alberta
on Kootenay Lake and River
Five-Mile Point connection with »!
passenger trains of N. A _*, 8. R.R. to
and from Northport, Rossland and
Spokane. Ticket-* und baggage checked
to nil U. S. points.
Leave Kaslo for Nelson and way
points, daily, except Sunday, 5:45 a. m.
Arrive Northport, 12 15 p. m.: Rossland,
3 :40 p. m.; Spokane, 0 p. m.
Leave Nelson for Kaslo and way
points daily, except Sunday, 4-.15 p. m.
Leavo Spokane, 8 a. m.; Rossland, 10 iM
a.m.; Northport, 1:50 p. m.
Lcavn Nelson for Kaslo, eL*., Tues.,
Wed.,Thur., Fri.,Sat., 8:30 a.m.: arrive Kaslo, 12:30 p. m.
Leave Kaslo for Nelson, etc., Mon.,
TueH.,   Wed., Thurs
rive Nelson, 8p. m
Fri., 4 p. m.;ar-
Leave Kaslo Saturday 4 p. m.; arrive
Boundary midnight; arrive Bonner's
Ferry Sunday 10:30a. in.
Leave Bonner's Ferry Sunday 1 p.i_.}
arrive Boundary Sunday 5 p.m., Strive Kaslo Sunday 10 a. m.
Close connection at Bonner's Feiry
with trains eaBt-bound, leaving Spo-
kauo7:40a. in., and west-bound arriving Spokane 7 p. m.
G. ALEXANDER.GeneralJManager.
Kaslo, B. C, October I, IViJ.


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