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The Silvertonian Mar 19, 1898

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Siiperintendcit Thomas WeH Pleased
With the Comstock.
-..elopm.nl Work  on   Fidelity  Ulll-
Ca.h Offer Of • lS.OOO Not  Accepted
by Hie Surprise Owners-.
Superintendent Thomas, ol the Comstock mine, was seen by a teporter ol
the Silvkhtokias lust Friday, and said,
regarding the property, that Dr. Bell-
IfviBg was highly pleased over the fine
showing at the mine. When asked
about the concentrator, Mr. Thomas
said that he waa not at liberty to state
for publication whether a concentrator
would be built this summer or not. He,
himself was delighted .at the way the
property has turned out. A foot of clean
ore is exposed in tunnels Nos 2, 3 and 5,
and a drill is being run from No. 4 lo
catch the chute. A raise through ore
luts been made from No. % to No. 2 on
the chute. No stopiug will be done at
present, as the stale ol the road witl not
permit auy shipmonts beius made.
A new tunnel will be started nest
week, to be known as No. 7. which will
be driven to catch the chute l-olow.
Two small contracts have been let at
the mine, but tho company are also do-
in. a large amount of development
work. The force will not be increased
to any great exteot inside of two
months, but then the force will be
The Eidelity hill is receiving much attention just now, and the latest claim
to be developed is ihe Coriifracker,which
adjoins tlie Fidelity. Three men will
be put to work on that claim at once.
The Frisco is being rapidly opened up,
(>ur mi-ii having worked there all winter.
The developing of the.Ma Mere, which
tias discontinued, some weeks ago,  is to
be resumed and it ia expected. Hint the
ore chute will toon be encountered.
TUB Li no.
Messrs. Fingland, Smith and Brand
a •■ now working on the Echo, a claim
about a mile soqUi ol here, on the late
At tbe Lake View the hanging wall ot
the ledge iB lieing followed up, aud from
present .appearances   wiM  develop  into
Hi'tnething big.
Under tlio management of Manager
liyron, the fidelity mine resumed
operation last Monday. At present (he
working force numbers only six men,
but thu number will tie increased as
toxin as possible. It ia ilncerely hoped
nnd expected that further development
ol this property will disprovo the un-
bvorable reports circulated about it on
•'•count of the throwing up of the lato
lease, hold on it
The Ruth mine is now shipping at tlie
sate of a car a day ot high a.rade ore,
ami if the shipping facilities were better
a much better record could lie made, as
wp are informed that the mine can pro-
''"'■■•hs much oro as can lie shipped.
Lumber for a concentrator is now lioing
Wt by the company's mill, and enough
will be prepared to build the concentrator >>y next July.
Mr. Cotton, M. P. P., has Introduced
»resolution into the Provincial House.
'° abolish tho necessity of the purchase
ol a miner's licenae by miners working
>a 'iimrt/. mines. The leader of the
Government, it is said, haa expressed
Ms approval of the resolution.
One of the miners employed at the
Einela lEdith mine reports that this
Property is looking fine. A foot of clean
ore has been struck in the bottom of the
winze and plenty of good concentrating
ore is in eight.
A flno itrlke of high grade ore is re-
P"rtod from Ten-Mile. Oeo. Urifflth,
the owner of the Westmont, having run
»toa good chute of galena on hia prop-
•Nj last Monday.
T. M. Chadboura, Nelson, has just
Concluded a deal whereby the Matterhorn
Rr°up, situated on Toby creek, East
Kootenay. haa been purobaaed by a
Wrong English syndicate. The group
<*nsl»u of tix claims located last July,
'"i* "re all oo a ledge giying assays 15
to 45 per cent, copper, $5 to $.20 gold and
80 o? silver A first payment haa been
cabled to tho Bank of British Columbia,
Development was begun thia week by
Ed Stoart oa hia claim, the Pioneer,
situated near the Galena Mines.
Following   is a, complete list of the
mining transactions recorded (luring tbe
week for the Slocan Mining Division :■
Webster, Now Denver, Thos Avison,
Madie, Four-MHe, J E Barrett; Le Hoy,
Four-Mile, same.
Katio D, 8arah B, Hill Top Fraction,
Galena Bank, Baby Ruth.
Little King, J G McGuigan lo Mary
Holland; same >_ Marv Holland to J G
McGuigan-Tip Top?,', Nellie D, Maggie, Anthony D McGinly to Thomas
Madden; May Queen, B R Buckley to
D. J. McDougal.
Gold Dust X. W R Clement to W
Sheerer; Lucky Fraction }8, Cosmo Exchange 3-32. David C Lewis to F C
Innis; same J8', same 5-32, Geo M So~
1 telle to same.
We hear upon good authoiity that a
cash ull, j uf fl5,000 has been offered to
the owners of the Surprise claim aud
refused by them for their property. The
Surprise adjoins tin Alpha group, and
considerable development work done on
it. Messrs. Briggs and Giady aro tho
Tlie statutory meeting of the Queen
Bess i'roprielary Company, Limited,
was recently held in London, Eng.,
under the chairmanship of Captain
Needha'.n. It waa lUt-n stated that tbe
company properties, thn Q-ieon Bess
group of claims in the Slocan district,
had, up to February and since the purchase hy the company, eliippod 580 tone
of high grade galena ore. realizing a
profit of £3,480. The company's directors state in consequence thai tbey hope
shortly to declare a dividend. 'Ihe
Queen Bess Proprietary Company,
Limited, baa an authorized capital ol
£790,000* The dirtitors clulm that they
will be able to declare 2J |itr cent dividend ere long.—Minimi. Critic.
All fears concerning tbe late of West
Kootenny in the proposed reorganization ol provincial electors 1 constituencies are now dispelled by the announcement that the districts will have at least
five members in tho next legislature.
It is said thut the plau of redistribution
with tbe single exception that tho Kettle river country will be made a part of
Ihe Trail Creek constituency. Tlie reason for this slight modification is that
tlie government desires to group the
different regions so as to beBt subserve
their commericial interests. The basis
of '.representation for West Kootenay
will, therefore, be as follows:
1. The Trail ('reek electoral district
to consist of the towns of Rossland and
Tiuil and what is known us the Trail and
Kettle river mining divisions.
2 Nelson electoral district, to include what la now known as the Nelson
and Goat liver miuing divisions.
3. Kaslo electoral district, to include
the city of Kaslo, the towns of Aius-
worlti and Pilot Bay and what is known
as the Ainsworth mining division.
4. The Slocan electoral district, to
include what .is known as tho Slocan
mining division.
5. Tlio Rovelstoko electoral district,
to include what Is kn >wn as Revelstoke,
Ilh-cille'-.ict and Trout Lako electotal
The incorporation of the Kottle river
country with tho Trail Creek district
will undoubtedly be found to work very
satisfactorily. Tlie two districts have
much in common and they will undoubtedly served to tbe best advnmage by being represented bv (ho sair.e member of
tho Legislative assembly. Tho division
oi the other districts is on an equitable
and reasonable basis. From now on the
Kootenay delegation in tbe Legislature
■hould bean important factor in tho administration ol the affairs of tho Province.—Rossland Miner.
The committeo having in chsrge tlio
celebration of the 24th of M«y. will
meet at the Thorburn House next Tuesday evening at 8 o'clock. Every member is expected to he on hand,
Charley Martin, accompanied by
lohii Popham, left for Spokane last
Wednesday. It is said that lliev intend
to prospect in the Peace River district
this summer.
A. D. Gray ot Nelson, was in town today.
New Denver is organising a Board of
Rev. R.N. Powell was in the city on
Dan MeLeod, New Denver, was in
town Tuesday.
Dad Black was a passenger on the
Slocan on Wednesday.
W. E. Lee, Slocan City, was a guest
at tbe Victoria on Tuesday.
Andrew Mitchell wns down from the
Enterprise mine last Tuesday.
A. Alexander, Sandon, wns registered
at the Thorburn House on Monday.
W. J. Booth was down from Denver
and held service here on Thursday night.
.las. Currie and Miss Williamson, of
Denver, rode down to this city yesterday.
Messrs. Fitzgerald & Day, soda wstcr
manufacturers of Sandou.weio in town
A fine display of fishing tanklo of all
kinds can be seen in tho News Store
Nelse Martin has resigned his position
as manager of tlie Arlington mine,
Slocan City.
Jack llirvev is taking a trip to the
springs for a few days. He expects to
return early next week.
Next Thursday evening at 7;30 o'clock
divine service will tie held in the Union
chun-li by Rev. Mr. Booth.
C. M. Woodworth, lute of Slocan City
is now en route for the Klondyke. He
is taking n dog train with him.'
E. Rammelmeyer, manager of the
Emela Edith mine, left here for a short
visit to Rossland on Thursday.
If you have not registered yourself as a
voter yet, do so at once Wni. Hunter
will furnish the blank  forms necessary.
Jack Pinchbark, ot Slocan Citv, came
np from Una burg on Wednesday, Hiid
intends remaining a few days in Silver -
Howard West, Wm. Gibbs and E,
Strickland of New Dsnvar, paid the Sil-
vbrtonian a pleasant winit on Saturday
Foreman Lnrsen, of the Comstock.
visited Silverton on Wednesday. He
reports the ruino in llu best ot condition.
Joe Brandon hns   set  np   a   miuer.il
esse, tilleil with samples from the  ninny
mines around Silverton,  iu  tho
H. B Alexander will tie in town next
Tuesday to complete arrangements for
fi ling in the crrbwork at the bridge on
Lake Ave.
W. W. Boucb announces his intention
of resuming development work on tlie
Companion and Rrittania claim, on the
bead of Four-Mile creek.
George Tunstall, son of Gold Commissioner Tunstall of the Okanagan nnd representative of the Hamilton Powder
Co , was transacting business here last
Divine service will lie held in the Silverton church next Sundav afternoon at
3 o'clock, when Clnrles H.anoy. B. A.,
of Sandon will preach. All are heartily
invited to attend.
Dr, fteltlrcing Inspects the Works
.it (lie Comstock.
Work Will be St;,r«<nl In u Short Time
and comj.letoil   ai   Soon   aa Foaalble
-Wakefield Will  Also Bulul.
Dr Bell-Irving of Vancouver, visited
Silverton for the purpose of inspecting
the Comttock mine, in which he is interested, He was interviewed by our
reporter to-day on hia return from tho
mine, and seemed highly pleased nt the
condition of the property. He said : "I
did not find the road to the property in
as bad shape as I expected. I think the
mine owners on the road should contribute half tbe expense of the repairs
needed to it, and fee', justified in saying
that the goverraent can be relied on to
appropriate the other half. We will certainly have a concentrator this summer.
There is no question about that and I
can state with certainty that the Wakefield mine are to build one also. Our
property is looking well, better than I
bad expected. I do not know if the
Vancouver htino will bnild a concentrator or not, but 1 hardly think so." When
asked about the coming elections Dr.
Bell-Irviug said that the result seemed-
to be very doubtful. "If the Opposition
could put up a recognised leader of tiny
ability, the chances are that they might
prove victors, but under present circumstances tbe result is dubious/' About
redistribution oi the Kootenav. the Due-
tor thought that the Slocan should have
a member as the importance of the district demanded it.
At a meeting of the Federated Canadian Mining Institute at Montreal Mr.
Hamilton Merritt read a paper on the
gold-bearing rsefs and placere of Northern British Columbia. He hold that
immense quartz development would
arise in British Columbia as soon as
proper facilities were provided.
Senator Reed endorsed what Mr.
Merritt had said respecting the gold
fields of British Columbia, particularly
tlie Cariboo region. A railway, commencing at Kootenay and running north
to the Klondyke would run through a
rich, mining country all the way.
Dr Dawson, president of the Geological survey, also spoke briefly on the
subject, dwelling particularly upon the
existence of a vast extinct river system
in British Columbia. If these channels
ot extinct rivers were followed up, no
doubt fresh riches would be revealed
Dr. Dawson also agreed with the other
speaker as to tha necessity of a railway.
Melbourne, March 15.—At the conference cf tbe colonial premiers to-day it
was resolved that if Great Britain and
Canada contributed two-thirds of the
cost of the proposed Pacific cable, Australia should contribute the remainder.
It was resolved also that tbe proposed
federal tariff should give preference to
British products and in default ot an
early federal tariff, that the individual
colonies should be recommended to give
substantial preference.
The Provincial Government has passed'
nn act saying what shall be the time
used throughout the province. This act
practically makes tho I ical time the
same as that of the C.F.R.
Charley Martin -«adp ns a flying visit
fr-m Spokahe on Monday. He left for
Washington the latter end of the week.
Charley is an old-timer here and was
welcomed by nil his friends
George Spinks catno d-iwn from the
\S :.k.. lli'ld on Thursday. He reports
that ii good deal of uneasiness exist,
innong the millers nt the Wakefield on
account of tho numerous slides.
I>eslie  Hill,   superintendent   of    the
Vancouver  mini*,   left  for   Vancouver
Ilia  foro   part   of   tlio   present    week
He does not expect to be able to return
to bis duties hare until aft er April 1st.
Harry J. Matheson, who came down
from tiie Comsl's-k last Tuesday, bus
loft for a short business trip to Spokane
He expects to return in about a week
and will remain in Silverton this summer.
Tho forco at work at the Entorpri.se
now nu mbere SO men The mine has
sent down 6(10 tons of ore to tlie landing
so far this year. There seems to be no
report as to when a shipment will bo
Dad Blnck wns in Denver this week on
a short visit. You know Dad's partner
is learning to play the Qddlo. and for
some reason Dad don't like it, but then,
he never did have much of au car for
A K Fauquier was deputised at the
meeting of the New Dpnver citizens to
lay before the Legislature at Victoria (lie
various needs of that city. Up to date
no news of his reception and success has
been received.
Advantage islieing taken by Silver-
tonians of the cheap rates to pav visits
to J their Eastern homes. On Tuesday
last William Mitchell and Harry Ker-
nick, late of the Galena Mines, nnd
('reiivillu Kuff, of the Dardanelles, left
here for a visit to Michigan.
Dr. Gibbs of Slocan City, has been
making a visit at the oast. He re'iorta
business lively. Two thousand licences
were issued to Kloudvkera in one day.
Twenty thousand doliars a day is good
pay lo tho government for tho right to
look for gold that may or may not be
The eutertaiument given by the New
Denver A(hle(ic Club was well attended
and luucb interest was shown by the
audience to the feats of strength and
skiil given by the several performers. A
clever exhibition of bug-punching was
given hy Percy Wilkinson, aud J. Todd
ehuwed that iu club swiuiuj; he was
quite   at home.   A builefque Jexhjbiiion
Selkirk °' tt PrlZ9 fitf1'1 wa* at'vu" by Messrs.
Black and Beaton, with Eaton and Wilk-
iusou as holders of the bottle and towels.
Arrayed in ma-.k, J. Tuild am! F. Eaton,
punishe 1 each other with t-itigle sticks,
and divided honors as swordsman. The
event of the evening was n three-round
boxing contest between Eaton und
Wilkinson, and the enthusiasm of the
audience, noticeably of the fairer portion of it, was winked ap to fever heat
by the clever ducking and passing of the
embryo pugilists. Tbe New Denver
band contributed the musical part of the
After the entertainment a dance was
announced, and kept up to a late hour.
The boys are to be congratulated oven
their entertainment.
Sandon now has what oul y one other
town in Canada can boast of—acotnique.
Shu has been sorely iu nee 1 of a place of
this kind for some time past, as tlie
morals of the community were getting
too ri-titied aud needed something of this
sort to arouse those who frequent and
reside iu ihe West cud, and prove to
them that life was still worth living. This
institution was opened on M unlay night
last and the spacious edifice was thronged to the doors to welcome thu first appearance iu Sand in of the All Star
Specialty Company, and has only to hear
them once to be convinced that they are
star—that havo seen better days. The
singing of thesj beer-loving creatures is
marvelous and would at once inspiro a
tender-hearted person with tbe thought
that such shiners should not be wanting
their lives in.a country so mountainous
as this, but sin vull be taken to u country
wbeie the rainfall is sufficient to insure
good results in the agricultural line, and
have their voices cultivated, or at least
have tho cracks and squeakv places
fixed up, and then go home like good
children aud help their mas do the
milking and iu their spare moments hoe
The late lamented Bill Nye onco said:
"Do not attempt to cheat an editor out
of his years's subscription to his paper,
or any other sum. Choat the minister,
cheat anybody and everybody, but if
you have any regard for future consequences don't fool the editor. You will
be up for office some time, or want|some
public favor for yourself or friends, and
when your hick is a thing of beauty, a
joy forever, tho editor will open on you
and knock your castles Into a cocked
hat at first tire. He'll subdue you, and
then you'll cuss your stupidity (or n
drivelling idiot; go hire somo man to
knock you down and kick you lor full
ing "
There is an interesting little telegram
in the Eastern papers about certain
changes proposed to be made to thn
British Royal Standard and Union Jack.
Tbe Royal Standard represents in tho
top corner the Lion of Scotland, and ia
tho corner diagonally opposite tho Irish
Harp, while the remaining corners represent what are called the three lions of
England, which, by the way, were
originally leopards, but owing to the bad
drawing of early Heralds got transmogrified into lions. The change now proposed is that Wales should be represented. This suggestion was mado
years.ago, but the emblem could not be
agreed upon. Some thought it should
be a leek, other* something moro martial, but at length they have agreed
upon a dragon, which will most probably be placed below the Scottish Lion.
The proposition to alter the Union Jack
is also old, but will not likely be carried
into effect. The suggested alteration is
a maltose cross in the center.
The following anecdote comes from
Peterboro: A little girl, daughter of a
prominent Liberal, and who ha* been
taught to pray for everybody, recently
startled her mother one evening by her
devout prayer as follows: "Now, O
God, take care of yourself, for if we lose
yon, we shall only have Laurier to tako
care of us snd he iB not doing so well sa
paps expected him to do."
Alex.   Muir.   superintendent  of the
Corinth, has gone on a visit to Vancon-
• ver.
Spring Suit Patterns Now on Hand.        I
I would respectfully invite gentlemen to an early inspection of my     %
selections in Spring and Summer Suitings.
My prices will be found moderate. I make it a point to keep them as
low as is consistent with good material, good workmanship and the care
and attention requiste to get up thoroughly satisfactory garments.
Liebscher* The Tailor,
I  lake Ticw avenac. Silverton, B. C. |
Silverton,       -       ■      -       -        B.C.
:•:    Headquarters for Mining and.Commercial Men.
Domestic and Imported Wines, Liquors and Cigars at the Bar.
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Hotel Victoria.
Ja.cr_.es Bo-wes .Prop
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X*   3Mk  SCELOTxrles-x   3_?xop. THE SILVERTONIAN,
R. 0. Matheson, Pub.,
11. C
A safe trust has been formed In Cincinnati. But aren't all trusts safe
enough nowadays?
As we understand it. Spain is trying
to induce Japan to blow down the
muzzle of Uncle Sam's gun to see If It
Is loaded.
A special dispatch from New York
■ays that the milliners of that place
"are now up In arms." At the seaside
resorts, probably.
The discovery of a new and very pol-
aonotis moth naturally happened iu
Massachusetts. That State makes
heavy appropriations for killing hugs.
The excited correspondent who cables f rem London that there Is a corner
In bicycle tubing plainly shows that he
doesn't know anything about geometry.
The Atlanta Constitution Is discussing the "Genesis of Trusts." The country is not so deeply Interested In their
Genesis as it is In their Exodus Just at
The KaiiBns City Times says that
"Miss Brooxye Francis, of Liberty.
Mo„ is visiting in the city." It should
lie made n criminal matter to drop a
name nt a christening nnd pi it.
At an anarchist picnic in New York
on the Fourth "forty kegs of beer, two
gallons of whisky and several dozen
sandwiches" were consumed. The
sandwiches probably were Included by
A clergyman snys thnt "to possess $100,000,000 may lie legal, but it
Is wicked." Well, there's some satisfaction under that Indictment in the
reflection thnt wickedness is so far removed from us.
Tbe sentimental Boston Herald snys:
"What a dear d moon! She has seen
niucL spooning in her day. These are
the evenings to sit outdoors anil court
the breeze." Why spoil it by adding
those Inst two superfluous words?
Llzette Wood worth Reese,    in    the
Minneapolis Journal, snys:
1 am Thy grass, O Lord!
1 grow up sweet and tall.
And there are four more stanzas of the
same nature.   We suspect that Lizette
Is that kind of a widow.
The city of Leipsle, for many years
tbe residence of Robert Schumann. Is
aoon to have a monument to the great
musician. The model hns been mnde
by Werner Stein, who received the order for it from ii wealthy woman of
that cliy, an amateur of music, whose
name is not revealed.
American tourists In Europe hare
been estimated to spend Iu Europe
from $75,000,000 to $100,000,000 a year,
or an average of $1,000 each. The Xew
York Herald snys this figure is too
high. Many take a brief pleasure trip
abroad on $300, and business travelers
are not lavish in their outlay.
England is fur ahead of this country
In tlie transportation of packages by
moil. A 3-year-old child has been sent
at regular postage rates from its father's home to its destination In Birmingham, England. This line of business,
however, will not be encouraged by the
A New York man charged with stealing $3 was tried, found guilty aud sentenced to Jail the other day, all within
two minutes and a half. It would
have been simply Impossible to make
SVCb n record If thnt fellow had been
thoughtful enough to steal a few ciphers at tlie right of what he took.
Swiss children are obliged to attend
school six to eight years, lines lielng
Imposed on tlielr parents in case of un-
exensed absence. But as ninny parents are too poor to provide food nnd
clothing for their children, not n few
of the cantons have undertaken to provide assistance, nnd It Is estimated
that Inst year 40,000 ehlldreu were
thus aided hy the state.
It has been cabled from Vienna that
Marconi's wireless telegraph |g a success. For the puniose of signaling
ahort distances through walls of wood
or Iron this telegraph wns known to be
n success months ago. But the Inventor was apprehensive that if used for
communication between ships of war
or forts, for which purpose It was sup-
psed to be chiefly useful, it would touch
off the magazines and play havoc. The
Vienna dispatch conveys no assurances
on this point.
Charles 8. Newhall, Treasurer of the
Melrose (Mass.) Co-operative Bank, recently absconded. It was at first
thought his stealings would amount to
but a few hundred dollars, but a partial Investigation of his books shows
that they will run up Into the thousands. A thorough Investigation of
his trunk revealed 3,000 champagne
corks, which significantly tell where
Are or six thousand dollars of tbe stealings went. As the champagne corks
are not of any value aa negotiable
materials their discovery will not
tie of any benefit or consolation to the
depositors in tbe collapsed concern.
Kansas, like Chicago, has been made
SI dumping ground for New York's cast-
off foundlings, and, like that city, It
etrenuonaly objects to tbe practice of
bringing out West tbe helpless children
of the Eastern metropolis. It bus re.
oently been charged In a city court
that a man from New York has made
It a practice to bring foundlings and
orphans to Chicago and dlsisiee of
them for n certain stated sum. The
last heard of It n Judge had ordered
that the man he brought Into court to
explain where he got the children and
who authorized him to engage In the
human traffic. Whether or not he explained this satisfactorily hns never
been published. The West has Its own
helpless children to take care of, and
it is not likely that any reputable charitable Institution In New York would
countenance the sale of Its wards. Tbe
matter Is worthy of Investigation.
The bleak nnd snow-covered top of a
mountain 14,000 feet high Is not the
place where everyone would stake out
a claim for public land, but that Is
where Mayor Lewis of Manltou, Colo.,
has filed his claim. It Is 100 aeress
across the top of Pike's Peak. He waa
enabled to do this because a few years
ngo President Cleveland transferred
tlie summit of the peak to the interior
department and It thus became public
domain. Mr, Lewis does not expect tu
Irrigate his property or to utilise It for
grazing purposes, as it would not be a
success In either case, but he thinks
that since there is a cog-wheel road
running to the top of the mountain fot
several months In the year he may be
able to derive an Income from the tour
Ists who visit that exalted point.
Another British novelist has been seduced Into coming over here by the
prospect of making a few more American dollars. This time It is the retiring
aud modest author of the "Zemin'
stories. Lovers of the romantic have
enjoyed the lively work of Mr. Hawkins, but It Is doubtful If they will care
at this day to hear It read by the author. Dickens first set the fashion of
authors rending their work to audiences, aud he was followed by Thackeray aud many others. But both Dickens and Thackeray were something of
public entertainers, the former especially so. The breadth and human Interest of his writings, too, helped to
mnke his readings a success. Ian Mac-
lnren called forth a lively Interest be-
cuuse he was, besides being a populnr
writer, a noted philosopher. Mr. Hawkins is none of these things. He is not
even a public speaker, nnd has not yet
attempted to test his powers in that direction. It Ib hardly likely that he will
add to his popularity by this American
trip, although, of course, his admirer*
over here will be glad to see hi in.
If later Information benrs out the
first reports of discoveries of rich gold
Acids along the Klondike river In British Columbia It will not lie surprising
if the world witnesses again some of
the picturesque spectacles which attended the grent rush to the California
gold fields fifty years ago. The story
of a steamer which reached Seattle
the other day wit It a load of passengers, almost every one of whom carried his bundle of gold dust, is In itself
enough to kindle the imagination of
people who crave sudden wealth. Let
this narrative be repeated often
enough, let It become definitely kuown
that there is a new, uuworked gold
field, where any man may seize a claim
and work It for his own enrichment,
and the exodus to the Klondike will
follow with a rush. People are less
credulous than they were when the
temptations of California were held
before the eyes of Christendom. But
they are not less eager for wealth nor
less willing to risk time and health In
its pursuit. The extraordinary development of the Wltwatersrnnd mines in
Africa in recent years bIiow what
charm the Idea of openlug a natural
treasure house still has for men. Even
supposing that the reports of the Klondike mines have not been exaggerated,
however, there are many reasons
which will and should act as a deterrent to men In danger of the gold fever. The difficulties of a trip to the
new mines nre great. The prospectors who migrated In covered wagons
across the plains Iu 1849 bad more obstacles to contend with than a traveler
would hnve nowadays in getting to the
Klondike or the upper Yukon, but the
California gold-seeker had a fairly
equable climate for his travels aud for
his work after he arrived. The man
who goes to the mines along the Klondike must bear considerable expense
for ids journey, he must be ready to
face the hardships of unrcmlttent la-
lx>r, of a rigorous climate and of limited rations, and occasionally be must
confront real perils. After he arrives
he must live in a complete Isolation
from civilization for the greater part
of the yenr. Men bitten with the desire for gold-hunting would do well to
take full account of these conditions
before venturing on an expedition
which, while it may result In wealth,
may merely leave them stranded, penniless and hungry in a rigorous climate.
Hal Hat
"You remember," aald the gentleman
in the bald wig, "how all the world
went to Chicago four years rgo?"
"1 do," answered the gentleman In
the pea-green whiskers.
"Well, now. all the world has gone
to Wheeling."—Cincinnati Enquirer.
A Pltlfnl Case.
"You are au orphan, you say?" said
Mr. Spokes to an applicant for aid.
"Yes, air."
"How long have you been an orphan?"
"I am an orphan by birth, sir."—Ex-
Without Kffort.
Anxious Mother—I don't understand
how It is, Bertie, that you are always at
the foot of your class.
Bertie—I don't understand It myself;
but I know it'a dreadful easy.—Boston
The Old Klondlkera Hnve Not Vol
Slnrloil for Alnskn—From Ihe Ha-
Port of (he llunngrr ot the Alice
Mine—IIIk 1'rojccl on the Salmon
River In Itlnho—Oro Shipments
From \i-1mi,,i.
None of the old Klondikers and Alaska
pioneers have Btarted on their return trip.
They will begin to leave from about the
middle of this month until the middle of
April, and will then be in ample time to
get into the country nnd get everything
ready for the spring break-up. Many of
them are having their outfits prepared
now and when they get their "stuff" together it is quite a different equipment to
that of the average tenderfoot. The old-
timer will take along a good pair of rubber boots and a pair of leather shoes
adapted to that climate. But his main
footwear is heavy moose hide moccasins
with heavy felt insoles and medium
weight woolen socks. His underwear will
consist of a close woven suit of silk or
mixed cotton and silk, to be worn next
to the skin. Next to -that he will have
the best quality of medium weight woolen
underwear and over that he will put n
heavy suit of woolen or mackinaw; over
all he will put a well made suit of asbestos tanned sheep hide trousers impervious
to water and wind. This is his cold
weather rigging. As spring approaches
his apparel will be removed, suit at a
time, until he only wears his sumiuc.
garb. Two outfits of this kind is all he
will take.
In the place of blankets for winter use
and for use on the trail, they will take
fur robes made from the skins of the
Arctic fox or wolf. Those robes can bc
purchased at from $50 to $100, and weigh
from 18 to 20 pounds nnd contain more
warmth than a dozen heavy blankets. In
extremely cold weather, while on the
march, it is impossible to keep warm
with only blankets. The perspiration
passes into the folds and they freeze stiff
and no amount of them will keep one
warm. In the summer, or when in permanent camp or cabin, they are useful
and almost indispensable.
The old-timers do not uhc sleeping bags,
as they say they can't, "jack knife" in
them, snd thnt is one of the essentials of
keeping warm in that country.
The prevalence of ccrebro spinal meningitis is due to the extreme cola weather
and careless exposure of the body. The
body becomes heated nnd perspires while
traveling, snd when cmnp is struck and
fire is made tbe tenderfoot, instead of at
once changing his apparel, stands before
the fire, his face is heated while his back
freezes in the Arctic wind, and his clothes,
damp and cold, chill his back and brings
on the fateful disease, and in a few hours
in many cases the toils and troubles of the
sufferer cease forever.
The   Alice  Mine.
Notwithstanding the low price of silver
Manager T. W. Basse has been able to
make the Alice mine in Butte, Mont, pay
dividends. The president of the company,
Mr. J. V. Walker, in the annual report
issued a few days since, says: The year,
considering everything, was a fairly prosperous one for the company. We had to
deal with a very low price on silver bullion; the average price at which silver
bars sold on the market was .50-104 per
fine ounce, being .001437 per fine ounce
lower than the average price in 1800. The
receipts for the sale of bullion and ore
amounted to $559,474.47. 1 am pleased
to state that the company's mines and
mills are in good condition. A great deal
of work was done in the mines to keep the
same in good condition, and the Cornish
pump wns kept running continuously in
order to keep the water down to the 1000-
foot level The 00-stamp mill was run
throughout the year, except for stoppage
for necessary repairs, etc. The hoisting
work,, of tlie Alice mine, also the Magna
Chaita nnd Blue Wing, were kept in operation nearly the entire year. The Magna
Charta, Magnolia and Paymaster mines
were run only a part of the time. For the
information of stock holders I have attached to this report a statement of dividends paid from the commencement,
amounting to $1,055,000; also statement
showing the discount on silver, amounting to $3,730,787.48, covering the same
period. In this connection I would state
that the discount on silver for the year
1807 is the largest for any one. year in
the history of the company. The company has a balance of cash on hand January 1,1808, of $25,116.17.
A  Mammoth  f'ndertaklng.
The latest news from the great horsedioe
on Salmon river, Idaho, where the Horseshoe Placer Mining company is working,
is that they are in 100 feet with their
ditch to turn the channel of the river, and
the work is progressing to thefr entire
satisfaction. This is a mammoth undertaking, being no less than a proposition
to cut 1320 feet through the neck of the
horse shoe, turn the river through the cut
nnd mine not only tlie gravel taken from
and along side of the cut, hut also the
two miles of river bed that the changing
of the channel will lay bare. The time was
when the river took tlie direct route,
afterward changing to go around the
horse shoe, and filling the neck with gold-
bearing gravel. So rapid is the stream
that the cut will strike the stream 10 feet
below itH present level, thus furnishing
an abundance of fall for mining. The
hill across the neck is high, being so
steep that only 80 feet was run before the
cut became a tunnel, and it will continue
to be tunneling until the work is almost
completed. The water will be introduced
gradually, a flume being put in, and all
the available gravel of the neck washed
through it. When thnt is no longer practicable the whole river will lie turned
through the tunnel—or eut it will then lie
—and the present bed of the river will
lie mined. The gravel so far taken from
the cut and tunnel has run from 00 to 70
cents per cubic yard, nn amount that has
gone far toward, paying the expenses uf
the undertaking.
Pnrcknae I'rlee of Ihe Joale.
The dividend which holders of Josie
Htock have been anticipating from the
money paid over on account of the purchase of the property by the British
America Corporation will not be paid this
month. Possibly there may be n division
of the fund next July, but as there was
n general understanding that a payment
to the stockholders was to be made iu
March, the people who hold Josie shares
may deem it wise not to build up hope
again until they have the cash in hand,
it was understood, though never definitely stated by the directors, that the purchase price of the Josie mine was $300,000.
Governor Mackintosh has been quoted ns
saying thathis corporation had contracted
to pay that price. There was a prevailing
impression, which was never contradicted
until now, thnt the price wns "about 44
cents per share." As tho company is
stocked for 700,000 shares, this figured up
1308,000, A circular has been Issued to
the stockholders this week over the signature of F. K. Hnodgrass, secrctay, conveying the information that the mine sold
for $201,000. This is the first Information of nn official nature that lias been
given to the stockholders since the deal
was consummated.
Ore Shipment!-.
The ore shipments from Nelson, B. C,
for the week ending March 5 show a
marked increase over the previous week,
both in amount nnd number of shippers.
The figures arc as follows: Hall mines,
matte, 00 tons; Trail smelter, inntte, 103
tons; Le Roi mine, ore, 1000 tons; Payne
mine, 100 tons; Queen Bess, 101 tons;
Kootenny Ore company, 87 tons; Vancouver Mining company, 40 tons; Comstock,
30 tons; Idaho, 00 tons; Black Diamond,
20 tons; Poorman, Rossland, 140 tons;
Iron Mask, 80 tons; Fern, 41 tons; Monte-
zuman, 37 tons; Whitewater, 131 tons.
Total for the week, 2000 tons; value,
$234,750; making the total so far for 1898,
20,815 tons, valued nt $2,304,457, nn average daily shipment of 3251 tons, valued
nt $30,007.14.
The Kennbllo Camp.
Unless all signs fail, not many years
will elapse before Republic will rank with
Butte nnd the best camps in the Coeur
d'Alenes, is the way it looks to a recent
visitor. So far no serious disorder has
marred her history. Although lacking
thorough organization under the law. the
rights of all nre respected, and peace and
order prevail. The first locations here of
mineral claims only date back nbout two
years, since which time the development
has been steady and sure, nnd hns resulted in opening one of the most phenomenal mines on earth, the Republic. While
tlie development of the Republic assures
to its owners grent wealth, owners of
other claims have not. lieen idle, and there
are a good two score of properties within
n short distance which bid fair to equal
the Republic when developed to the intent of that property. The first location
in the camp was made on February 27.
180(1, hy Phil CreaBer and Tom Ryan. A
few days later these men located the Republic, Lone Pine nnd others. On Fcbru-
nry 20, 18IHI, John Welty located the
Black Tail. On March I, 1800, Joe Shus-
ter located the l.ost Lode, on the surface
nf which is the north part of the town of
Republic. Other locations followed, until
hundreds of claims are staked out in the
territory immediately surrounding the
The   Kellogg   Tunnel.
Tlie Kellogg tunnel being run by the
Bunker Hill and Sullivan Mining and Concentrating company from near their mill
to the mine, is in over 1000 feet. When
completed it will be about two miles long.
It was thought probable that new ore
bodies would be loiind while the tunnel
wns being bored, but thus far there has
been no sign of ore, although it is getting
well under the hill lying between Ward-
ner and the south fork.
In Ihe Ilend of Night Many of the
Inmales Were Awakened to Dle-
(i.linii Rescues by Firemen-
Nome Jumped From on  High-
New York, March 13.—Just before 2
o'clock this morning Hie was discovered
in the Bowery Mission at No. 105 Bowery.
The building, which is a live-story structure, contained between 175 and 200 lodgers, and while the majority of them es-
•aped, it is positively known that at least
40 of the men who had gone to sleep there
for the night lost their lives in the con-
flagi-ation. There were many hairbreadth
escapes, some of the occupants jumping
from up-K-i floors. Several of those who
jumped were badly injured, while others
escaped without a scratch.
Orleln of the Fire.
It is supposed one of the lodgers accidentally set lire to some paper in a closet,
on the third floor. Someone shouted
"Fire!'' from a window, and seveial policemen rushed up the stairs to the rescue
of the occupants. By this time most of
the lodgers had been awakened and were
rushing about in their night clothes panic-
stricken. An alarm was turned in by a
pedestrian who saw smoke coming from
the third Boor, when a lodger had thrown
open a window to escape being suffocated
nnd was hanging half way out to avoid
inhaling the smoke.
Those  Inaide   Wore   llelpleaa.
By this time tlie men who had gone to
sleep in the mission, and lieen so suddenly awakened to battle for their lives in
the flames, were in such a condition that
neither the police nor the flremen could
OOps with them. They were mad in their
efforts to escape, and in many instances
the Nrcinen had to struggle desperately
with the lodgers i« bring them to the
street  ill safety.
Jampril   Three   Ktnrles.
While the Bremen and police were lighting with those in the hallways, a man
made his appearance at a window on the
third floor. He threw his feet out on the
ledge and hung on for a few moments to
the coping. A crowd had gathered in the
Street, and thev cried to him lo hold on.
But the Bames came out. of the window
and so singed his hands that he was forced
to let go.
A erj of hiirini went up from the crowd
below. The man, before letting go,
threw himself outward, and as he fell the
crowd sepurati-d. He landed just beyond
the sidewalk. For a moment he seemed
stunned. Then he arose to his feet, felt
himself all over, and hobbled away, disappearing in the midst of the crowd.
Firemen  Worked Inaide.
The tiremen Hoiked inside the building
until the heat and smoke foiled thero out
one by cue. The staling ladders and the
life nets were then resorted to. Water was
ponied into the building in torrents and
the flames seemed to increase in fury,
however, and it looked ns If the entire
building would be a wreck. Many of tlie
hslgers were carried down on the ladders.
These were almost iu every instance rescued just ss they were sboul to jump to
the street from the windows on the upper
Forty Dead Bodies.
At 3 o'clock, when the flames were under control, one of the firemen wbo had
made a tour of the entire building emerged nnd reported to Chief Bonner that he
had seen at least 40 dead bodies. His
report was that he had discovered two
bodies on the first floor, five on the second, eight on the third, 12 on the fourth
and 13 on the fifth floor.
Something of the Talka ami the Aeta
of lloth llranehea.
The house Thursday defeated the senate
amendment to the Indian appropriation
bill providing for free homes on lands
bought hy tlie government of Indians, an
well as the amendment to open up the
south half of the Colville reservation. Friday the house was engaged upon the hill
- onliiining provision for claims aggregating $1,200,000, re-wrtod by the court of
chums under the provisions of the Bowman act
In the senate Monday Senator Allen inquired of Senator Chandler what the navnl
affairs committee had done regarding the
investigation of tho  Maine catastrophe.
Senator Chnndlcr snid as yet the committee had taken no action regarding the
investigation.   He could not speak for the
committee, but expressed the opinion thut
its policy would be to await the action
and findings of the court of inquiry.   He
called uitention to the interesting fact
that the naval committee have no author-
ity under the law to compel witnesses to
testify nr punish them if they should refuse.    He thought the naval committee
ought tu be empowered to torce testimony
from witnesses or inflict penalty for refusal.   The conference ro|K>rt on the unny
| appropriation bill wns reported by Senator Quay and agreed to.   The senute then
i passed the following measure:    Amend-
I ing the net to permit the use of right of
t way through public lands for tram-roads,
! canals and reservoirs.    Permanently lo-
i eating the capital of New Mexico nt Santa
| Fe. Granting the Kettle River valley nil-
i way right of way through tlie north half
i of the   Colville   Indian   reservation   iu
I Washington.    Relating to lenses on Ihe
, Hot Springs reservations.
: Klondlkera     I'nahle   to     Ua   Beyond
Fort  Wrangel.
Seattle, March 16.—The steamer Cottage City, which arrived from Alaska
hrought a number of passengers from
Fort Wrnngel, who have given up the at
tempt to get into the Yukon country by
way of the Stiekine route. Among them
was A, L. Brown of Massachusetts, who
succeeded in getting about 30 miles above
Wrangel with his outfit before the depth
Mr. Brown says that ubout 1000 men with
their outfits are snowed in lietween Wrangel ami Qlenora.
McKen/ie 4 Mann, who are to construct
a railroad between the Stiekine river and
Lake Teslin, have got their construction
outfit 30 miles above Wrangel. They will
probably !«■ held there until the snow
melts in the spring.
Mr. Brown started to Hie Yukon last
fall, and after packing his outfit over
the ChUkoot pass to the lakes, decided
that he could not get down the river, no
he sold his supplies nnd returned to Wrnn
gel and tried the Stiekine with no better
Cuban  nevolntloa to  Ue  ftapprraaed
by  That Time.
Changes In Aaalgnmenta and Designation   of Command*.
Washington, March 14.- The war department has promulgated its order creating the departments of the Cult and
of the Lakes nnd abolishing the departments of the Missouri and of Texas.
The department of the F-ist will embody the states of the Atlantic coast, in-
eluding North Carolina.
The department of the I«kes will include Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee with
headquarters at Chicago.
The department of the Oulf will comprise South Carolina, Oeorgia, Florida,
Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and
Texas, with headquarters at Atlanta.
General Brooke will command the department of the Lakes ond Brigadier General Graham the department of the Oulf.
The western states included in the deportment of Dakota have been transferred
to the department of the Pintle, while, to
maintain the present proportions of this
department, certain sections have lieen
thrown into the department of Dakota.
No change has been mnde in departments
of the Columbia, of Californio, or of Col
Arm and   Ammunition   Being   I'nr-
nlahrit Through Tradrra.
New York, March 11.—-A dispatch lo
the World from Rome wys:
There is feverish activity in the Italian
government manufactories of arms and
ammunition nt Turin, Florence nnd Nn
pies, after idleness since the end of the
African campaign. They arc running
Ine World correspondent learns on authority that large orders for munitions of
war have lieen received from Spain and
thnt the Italion government is willing to
fill them in nn Indirect way by placing
new arms in the hands of the Italian
troops and selling the old ones to intermediary traders, who would hand them
over-to the Spanish.
Spain lias depended largely on Italy 1st
terly for amis. There is at this moment
an order with the Italian branch of the
Armstrongs, which has a foundry near
Nuples, to furnish two 12 inch giins for
the Cristobal Colon, which wus built in
Genoa. Spnin is said to be negotiating
for the purchase of a heavily armored
cruiser which is nenring completion al
the shipyard nt. Genoa.
London, March 18.—The Madrid correspondent of the Morning Post says:
"1 am able to assert on the best author,
ity that I'nited States Minister Woodford
| originally intimated that the United
States hoped and expected that Spain
would reestablish peace in Cuba More
March of this year. Recently, in response, the Spanish representatives in the
Cnited States extended the time to May
1. Both governments refuse to describe
this ituimntion as an ultimatum to
It has been given, continues the correspondent, entirely irrespective of the
Maine affair or of any other complications which may arise in the meantime.
There was no suggestion as to what action the I'nited States would take on May
1. should, as is certain to be the ease, the
rebellion be still unsuppressed.
(•rand and  Thai   Rivera Overflow
and Wreck Clly and Coantry.
Toronto. March 1.).—Dispatches from
j western Ontario tell of the overflow of
| the Grand and Thames rivers, causing ssr>
| ions damage along their vnlh-vs. Sections
| of bunion, Biantfonl and Gait are submerged I., a depth of from five lo seven
In   Undon   ISM |ieople are homeless.
Bridges and  buildings were swept sway
j by the rushing torrent.
in Brentford the firemen and citizens
: fought the raging waters all yesterday.
I but were linnllv beaten out and West
| Brnntford is a regular lake.
I At Gait, a heavy loss is sustained by
I the business portion, An les jam iu the
j Grand river gave way und the flood fol-
i lowing it tore nwny bridges, trees and
: wrecked a number of factories and private residences.
Manilla   Destroyed   by   Fire.
Vancouver, B, C, March 10.—Advice*
from the Orient brought by the steamship
Empress of India tell of the almost complete destruction of Manilla, Philippine
islands, by fire. Five million dollars'
worth of property wns destroyed.
The Npanlah Navyf
Madrid, March U.~-Thc Liberal gives
the following as the present strength of
the Spanish navy:
Protected ships, 17; unprotected, 20;
gunboats, 8; torpedo boat destroyers, 14;
torpedo boats, 14; transports, 25.
For the Bereaved Fanillle*.
Philadelphia, March 14.—Over $0000
was realized for the fund for the wounded
survivors and the families of those killed
on the battleship Maine by a monster theatrical matinee given at the Academy of
Telei-copea and Mange Flndera.
Cleveland, Ohio, March 15. Warner k
Swazey of this city is filling a large order
for the government, for telescopes to be
iihcd on heavy guns for sighting purposes.
They are also at work on a number of
range-finders, which will  be ready  for
shipment to Fori Monroe, where they will
be tested within n few days.   The Invent-
I or of the device lias been   here several
I weeks superintending ihe construction.
The Otis Steel company of this city is
also filling | government order for deck
I plates for cruisers.
rresltlentiiil   Nominations.
One   llallroad   Dlapute    and    a    Sail
Concerning Prior  Kntry.
Washington, March 15.-The president
hns sent these nominations to the senate:
Register of the land office. John It.
West, at  Lewiston, Idaho.
Charles M. Sellbreck of Oregon, lo be
commissioner in and for the district of
Postmasters— Oregon: J. J, MeKuin
Washington:   Oliver Hull, Colfax.
| Washington, March 15-Secretary Bliss
i has iifiirined the Innd office decision in
, the ease of Marie I'errin et al. vs. North-
I ern Pacific, from the Coeur d'Alene dis-
| trirt, Idaho. The plaintiff's entry is held
for cancellation in event that the coin-
! pnny fnils to file a relinquishment of its
| right to the land.
Secretary Bliss has modified the land
: Office decision in the case of Charles A.
; Parrot! from the Lewiston district, Idaho.
j A prior entrymnn named Tippio Is al-
| lowed 20 daya in which to show cause
| why his entry should not. be canceled. In
j case of insufficient answer, Parrott's entry
I is to be allowed.
To No,.,.red F.nrl Aberdeen.
London, March 12.- The St. James Gazette this afternoon says it understands
Lord Hamilton will succeed Karl Alier-
deen as gsvernor general of Canada. r
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One of the \\ 'uahlngton t.'orre-
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L. P. DAVIS CO., Dept. E, Chicago., Illinois.
Type, Ink, Wood Goods and Machinery.
To the Printers!
For your lioiicllt we carry a stock here
■ 1 ■■'' the latest und best of
II you want to increase your jilnnt, or change machinery, lot us figure with you.
American Type Founders' Co.,
10 Monroe St.
Manager, Spokane Branch.
With 11 pies*el string ami s little Hand
mnl grease some Hindoo eonvlrts recently -aueil through uli iitm lair two inches
in diameter in 'ive bouts ami cw-a-ieii
fiom jail.
tltni a way out of the eiobroglio he will
earn the gratitude ol United States,
Spain, Cuba and mankind."
Andrew  Hchiiller Then Tut n  linllei
In   Hia   lli-iil,,.
oi'   COl HBK.
We nil Know what toothache i». wllh 'lie
naggillff, Jumping, throbbing of a sln.le
nerve In .1 single tooth. Now when we
come to reflect that a system of nerves
concentrated In some part of the, bo<ly .ire I
all aching at once, with their throbs unit
pulsations of pain, we know what the
worst form of neuralgia l». It la very |
common, very violent. limply because It
Is. very often, like toothache, allowed to
lake Its own courne. Now It la known as
a Mel that when St. Jacob's OH Is used
on ihe pans affected, With patient application, Ihe pain will succumb and relief Will
Sertatnly follow. This Is true of acute or
chronic cases, founded upon the. testimony of many who have lieen cured of
ihe worst form.
I o nil lie 111 Thai Ihe Islands Will lli-
t-ouie n Part of thr I'nlted Htatea—
Prratdenl McKlnle> la Said to He
In Favor of Ihe l*roi>oaltlon.
A handled yeaia ago native oysters
were -1 hi in Knuhuiil at Ihe price of u
penny for live.
Allen's Foot-lUse, a powder for the feet.
It cures painful, swollen smarting feet and
instantly takes the ating out uf corns and
bunions. It'a tbe greau-.t comfort discovery uf the age. Allen's Fooi-Kase makes
tiglit-litting or new shoes feel eaav. It Is a
Mnam cure for sbilblaiiis, sweating, damp,
callous and bot, tired aching feet. We
have over lO.OOil testlmouiala of cures. Try
it today. Hold by all druggists and sho*
stores. Nt mail for 25c. iu ita,111,3 Trial
package KHKK. Address Allen B. Olmsted, Le Uoy. N. Y.
The name "yokel." which we apply to
an awkward rustic, signified formerly one
who yoked oxen nnd other animals.
After balnt e-wlndled by all other*, aand ua
atamp for parttcutara of Kins Solomon'a Treasure, tha ONLY renewer ut manly airenaih.
MASON CHKMlCAi. CO.. P. O. Boa 7«, PM1-
edeiphia Pa.
An epidemic of "black blister" has
broken out in Hyderndud, India. Fifty
deaths ore occurring daily.
an open Lrrn_ft v0 mothers.
We are aeaertine- In Ihe courts our right to the
exclusive uae ot the word "CASTOKIA," and
" riTCHRR'8CASTORIA," aa our Trade Mark.
1, Dr. Samuel filcher, ol HyaiinU, Massachusetts,
waa the originator of''FlTCllKK'SCAKrolUA.''
the same that has borne and dors uuw hear the
tacsimlle signature of CIIAS. II. FI.KTCHKR oa
every wrapper. Thia la theorlginal" PITCHKR'S
CASTORIA " which has been used In the bornea
of the moiliera of Amend for over thirty ycara.
Look Carefully nt the wrapper and see that il Is
the kind yon hat* always bought, and has the
signature of CIIAS. H. l-'l.l'. rCHKR on the
wrapper. No one has authoilty from me to use
my name except The C<-ntaur Company of which
Chaa. H. Fletcher la President.
March I, .-.V- SAM CHI. 1'ITi HKR. M.Ul
San   Francisco.  March   l.r>. Hy  the
steamer China the Hawaiian correspond
cut of the Associated Press sends the following:
Honolulu. March b.- President Dole re
tinned to Honolulu on the morning of the
4th. After a cabinet meeting, held im
mediately upon his arrival, he was interviewed hy an Associated Press reporter.
He spoke frankly on matters pertaining
to his mission to Washington.
"Yea, I shall be glad indeed to tell the
people anything 1 may know relative to
annexation." said the president. Tlie
Maine disaster sbeorbed the attention of
the statesmen at Washington previous to
111 v departure for Hawaii. When that
has qoieted down I believe Hawaiian annexation will lie pai.uniiunt ill congress.
When I was in Wiishingti 11 1 met 1111111)
friends of Hawaii. Thi-y feel confident
that annexation will come. While there
was n doubt whether the treaty would
secure the required votes in the senate,
still it was the consensus of opinion that
a just resolution would carry in Isith
houses, I place much reliance in what
was told me l,v senators and congress
men who are lighting for Hawaii, for I
know them to la' working faithfully nnd
"What is Speaker Heed's attitude?" the
president was usked.
"When I was in Washington I learned
that he always opposed annexation, although he has made no demonstration
ngninst the treaty. My Impression of
President McKinley! Well, 1 will reply that it is extremely favorable. 1
found him to lie nn unassuming, frank
and sterling man. He seems to have his
heart and soul in the niinexatioii treaty.
Our reception WM extremely cordial
and hospitable. All along the line to and
from Washington throngs of people came
to - it me. We shook hands and in ninny
instances I was obliged to speak briefly
from tlie platform of the car. It wa.s from
these people that I gathered the iinpres
sion that Uncle Sam's addition of llawnii
was the popular sentiment throughout
the hind."
War  Inevitable  Between   Ihe   White
and Yellow  Bacea.
Fnglish farthings nie 110 longer likely
to be mistaken for linlfsovereigns, for
now they are minted not only of a differ-
enl sine and design, but even of a different color, being a dull ofaMea
We will io- 'v,l $1,000 If any of our published tesii oonnla nro proven to bo not
genuine.     Tim Plso Co., Warren, l'a.
In India 'he I'doilodcmlroii grows to n,
height ol   10 feet.    Marigolds and cainu•
miles In Xortli  Africa reach 11 height of 1
t air or five foet.
FIT! Permanently Cured. Nn Ms or nervonsnes
•'!• ajier tlrst day's use of Ut. Kline's ureal
Nerve Restorer. Hend tor Fill- I* OS.OO trial
hnttla and treatise, DR. R. II, KLIN K, Ltd., IMU
■Arch street, riiUadelphla, Pa.
In .Inpan there ore apples trees growing
about four inches high, which binir fruit
freely, about the size 61 currants.
London. March II. The Daily News
publishes a suggestive interview on the
Chinese situation with Dr. Marknff, the
Russian ex*icit.
Dr. Msrkofl repudiates the idea thnt
Ituss'w intended to annex Manchuria, although he thought there was no doubt
this would come iiImhiI a century hence.
"llussia's present aim." lie said, "is
merely to obtain an ice free port to serve
as the terminus of her railway system, to
Isolate Japan, nnd t" develop the vast
commercial wealth of China. It is absolutely necessary to curb Japan's ambition.
• It. is a question uf preduininancs be
tween the white and yellow races. If Japan is allowed to join forces with China
tie white races arc doomed. Russians
regard war with Japan as inevitable."
Use only one heaping teaspoonful of
Scbillings Best Baking Powder to a
quart of flour.
'•»» Meet «• raw ttaspoonfuli of other baking powder-
St. Paul, March IS. The ('lobe's Washington Special says:
Tho president und cabinet know, lin-
ofllcinlly, Ihe result of the Muine inquiry.
They are prepared to act. They have canvassed the course al events, so far uh they
can foresee thein, and have formulated
a policy to inis-t the emergency. Along its
linos tlie administration expects to move
unless it is swept off its feet by a wave
of popular dissatisfaction,
The Clolx-'s Special correspondent is
able to present the forecast of events as
viewed by the president nnd his cabinet.
It cun be outlined thus-
First -The hoard of inquiry will report
this week that the explosion was external,
Second—The president will immediately, through Minister Woodford, demand
from Spain nn hidcmnincntion nf $10,000,-
Three—Spain is expected to reply expressing her willingness to jniy if she is
rcs|K>nsible, hut niniiituiiig thnt her own
investigation shows that, the explosion
was internal and purely accidental. She
will therefore suggest reference to an
international board of arbitration.
Fourth-In such an event the administration would be disposed to comply with ]
thn suggestion, unless there is nn eineute
in Havana or an irresistnblc demand for
war sweeps through congress.
Fifth -If congress acquiesces in the suggestion, the nttempt will be made to adjourn the body nnd leave the whole mutter in the president's hands.
Sixth-It is expected that n large majority of congressmen will claim that such
a matter of honor cun not be arbitrated.
It is further expected tliat the leaders
of both houses, including Senator Davis
of Minnesota, will favor arbitration.
Thr nraalllniiH Arr Oars,
Washington, March  16.—The reported
sale to the United States of the llra/.iliun
cruisers Amnzonas and Admiral Abrennll
now receiving their finishing touches in
Knglish  shipyards,   has  been  confirmed.
It is said, fui.Iiermorc, that Spain can
not  purchase ships either from Chili or
the Argentine republic.
To lliiisi the Flair-
Washington,   March   15.—Orders  have
been   sent   to  Commodore   Howell,   commanding the European station, to send a
force of men from the Sun 1'rancisco, to
take possession of and hoist   the  United
States llag on the AnuUOnas, the llra/.il-
ian ship thut is ready to go into commission at Newcastle.   This will prevent any
difficulty in case hostilities should break
out, us the ship would be under our ling
but lying in a friendly harbor.
Mb 11 menu l   Unc-.lli.ii-
London.   Manh   18, -In   the   house  of
commons    the   parliamentary   secretary
for the foreign office, Mr. Curzon, reply- j
ing to Michael Davitt. who asked the gov-
ernment  whether ('rent   Britain  had of
tend   to lend warships to the United
Btates and any European power, said the!
government had not made such nn offer, j
In answer to a series of questions which |
Davitt put, with   the   view   of eliciting
whether there were any negotiations for
an alliance between ("rent Hi n.iin and the I
United Stntes, or whether Great Hiituin
had offered to mediate in the Cuban cri-1
sis, Mr. Curzon said these questions were
of such 11 nature it was inexpedient to re- |
ply to them.
I li/liouh Lee, Jr.
Tnmpn, Fin., March 15.—Fitzhugli l.co,
dr.. son of Consul General Lee. hus arrived
here on the steamer Olivette from H11-
vuna. Although reticent about stilting 1
anything of nn oflicinl nature he made the
following statement:
"I hnve been in Havana but 10 days,
having gone there to visit my father on
my winter vacation. While there I ascertained a number of (acts concerning the
present strained situation between Spain
and the United Stntes nnd I am of the
opinion that war between the two countries is imminent, notwithstanding the'
fact that diplomacy will Is- taxed to its j
furthcrcst limit to prevent it. The Maine
disaster and the attitude of congress up-
on the belligerency will be the chief is
SUSS. The court of inquiry's report has
not liocii made public, but it is possibly
known to the authorities at Washington.'
An Open Secret.
Cincinnati, March 15.-   A special to the j
Coinincrcinl Tribune    from    Portsmouth,
Vn., says 1
The tug ltight Ann having been reliev- j
ed at the scene of the Maine wreck by the
tug I. J. Merritt. left Havana Inst Monday j
and has reached Norfolk.   Captain John
Magee, who is in command, would not l
speak  of  what  his divers had  seen  and
the conclusion he had reached  from the
reports,   The crew were more cnnimuni- i
cative and  every   man   said   it.  was an J
open secret among nil the divers and ofli-
can at  Havana  that  the big magazines
were intact and the Maine hnd lieen destroyed by a torpedo.
Medliitlon  In Culm.
London, March 16 -The Daily News,
commenting on its Washington correspondent's report that. President McKin
ley's Intimate friends believe bun in favor of waiving nil questions of indemnity.
providing Spain will accept America's
friendly mediation in Cuba, snys:
"Such a resolution would be the best
for all parties. If Spain is not able to
manage her own colonies, they must be
managed for her. That and no straining
of the Monroe doctrine is the source of
American feeling against Spnin.
"There will be 110 disgrace or discredit
in accepting the friendly Mediation of n
power with no ambitions or designs of its
own to gratify. The present position is a
sort of stalemate.   If Mr. McKinley can
Snn Frnncisco, March 15.—About 5
o'clis-k Sunday evening Andrew Hchiiller,
a financial broker, fatally shot his wife
and committed suicide ut his ofllec at No,
4_0 California street. It is believed that
the trugedy was caused hy a dispute over
business affairs.
Schuller, who U 70 years old, hud been
Repainted from his wife, a well-preserved
woman of 40, for two years. She had been
nuirried before, her former husUind, Eugene Olds, who died in 18D2, leaving her
a valuable estate. She frequently accused
Schuller of having diverted the greater
portion of this property to his own use
nnd she stated that the object of her visit to his ollice wns to obtain some money
he had promised her.
Words arose between them in the office, but it is not known what was said.
Suddenly two shots tired in rapid succession were heard and J. C. Runner, n well
known civil engineer occupying nn adjoining office, rushed into the hallway
just in time to see Schuller, pistol in
hand, pursuing his fleeing wife. She fell
to the floor and as she lay prostrate the
enraged man fired three more shots at
her. Schuller then ran back to his oflice.
while Runner assisted the womnn to the
street door, where
Items of Information Dathered From
■ Wide Arro—Political Happen-
ln«a and ludua-rlal Notes—Crimes
aad  Accidents.
I'.imllsli   Authorities!  t:onn<lentl>-  II*-
lieet to Wltnesa n Ureat f'onll.ei.
New York, March 14.—The Mail and
Express today has the following (-able-
gram from London:
"The. acute crisis between the United
Stntes and Spnin is the uppermost topic
everywhere in London. No one seems to
Seriously believe that war can be averted.
The great newspapers are making elaborate preparations for correspondents.
"1 am told by the admiralty officials
that two or three British wnr vessels with
a complete school of naval officers on
hoard. will be detailed to cruise in the
vicinity of tlie Spanish and American
fleets so as to lie uble to take every possible observation. The war between Japan and China was a revelation of the
extraordinary powers of modern marine
warfare, and it is firmly believed in London that American authorities possess
somt wonderful new discoveries in the
way of engines of destruction.
"The leading newspapers on the continent nre. in the main, sympathetic with
Americans.   The destruction of the Maine,
It is believed in official circles in London that the. French cabinet is attempting to bring about a crisis in Africa in
order to return to the popularity enjoyed
prior to the Zola trial
The Gonzales hacienda, in the state of
Tiiiuiiiilipus, Mexico, consisting of riiHi.iiiin
acres, hns just been sold to a New England syndicate for $1,200,000, gold. The
purchase includes 10,000 cattle, 7000
horses and mules and nbout 5000 goats.
Wooden shoes are produced in France
to the extent of about 4,000,000 pairs
yearly. In the province of Lo/.ero they are
iiiadn by hand, 1700 persons are engaged
in their manufacture nnd the yearly product is more than 500,000 pairR.
President McKinley has sent to the senate the name of William ,1. Calhoun of
Illinois, <o be interstate commerce com
There hns been a heavy fall in consols.
Americans and stocks of all kinds in Lon
don in consequence of disquieting rumoi>
from China, West Africa, Spain and Amer
officers were sum- "'n' w*,l' rumbling thunder ull around ihe
The Pacific cable bill has lieen agreed to
in the house committee on interstate nnd
foreign commerce.      It provides for the
j construction of a cable from San Kriin-
; eiseo to Japan, via the Hawaiian islands:
' and grunts nn annuity of $100,000 for 20
years in consideration of which nil government messages arc to he transmitted free
Eire has destroyed Deadwoial and the
Delaware smelter and a considerable
amount, of railroad property at Deadwood,
S. D.   Loss, about $150,000.
Governor Hastings has issued, a proclamation designating April S nnd 22 to be
observed as Arbor days in Pennsylvania.
New Zealand has 22 establishments for
freezing meat for European markets. They
can handle 4,000,000 sheep a year.
Ij-izard Ereres announce that they have
$75,000 additional in gold engaged for
imjiort. Packard & Co. have $200,000 in
gold in transit from France. Total of
present movement, $12,775,000.
Governor Rogers has offered a reward
of $500 for the arrest and conviction of
the person or persons who murdered Chad
wick  Marshall,  confined   in  the  co'tnU
I in il of Whitman county, on the Stli da\
I . .
1 of January last.
Ther wos great rejoicing nn the prince
01    Wales'    estate at Sandringham    on
IThursday.    It was the 85th anniversnrv
whether by accident or design, seems to ,   f his ^^      ,_ ^ princess Alexan
have settled that. ^ ,,.,„„„,,,,. ,)f the kinji of ,),.„,„,„-■,
1-T.TiT   -arn-BV   -ai-a-ar    •,*"'   ^'"J  '""*  '"'''"   daeeribed  by    viiter-
A WEALTHY NEW YORK MAH. | who f,.e| ,hP pulse of the English people
'the best loved woman in England."
men   of   the   Shropshire   regiment   were
stoned to death.
The Pekin correspondent of the London
Times, despite China's denial that the Russian demands as to Port Arthur and Ta-
lien Wan were in the nature of an ultimatum, maintained the correctness of his
original dispatches of Sunday last, to the
effect, that Russia hud called upon China
to surrender nil sovereign rights upon
Port Arthur and Talien Wan for the same
peril d und on the same conditions ns in
the ens,, of Germany at Kino Chan, and insisting upon the signing of an agreement
within 11 month.
Governor Jones of Arkansas prohibited
the prize fight which was lo have taken
place. Wednesday night at Hot Springs
between McCoy and Hurley.
James Puxton Voorhees, son of the lute
Senat' r Voorhees of Indiana, is to become
an actor, and will make his first appearance ut one of the theaters in New York.
Airandono, the young mini who recently assassinated President ilorda of Uruguay, is still in jail at. Colon, and tlie people seem to he largely in his favor. The
women decorate his cell with flowers and
give him expensive food and many delicacies.
A St. Petersburg correspondent snys
that the Parlowsky shell, a Polish invention, is composed of gelatine filled with an
anaesthetic gas. which is intended to put
every soldier in whose proximity it bursts
to sleep, who in time recovers from the
A Nebraska league of Maine avengers
has boon formed ill Lincoln, composed
largely of veterans of the late war, although there is no restriction in moni-
hership. The motto of the league is:
"He who insults the American flag must
apologise or light." When the membership list is complete it Is proposed to send
it to President McKinley.
A London dispatch, commenting on the
enormous increase in the number of women smokers iu England, quotes from the
l.iunion Telegraph as follows: "Tlie. great
middle class is smoking as unconstrained
ly us the aristocracy, and the working
woman is fust, following. One well known
lady of title is sometimes seen driving in
the Ripley road with B briiirwood pipe iu
her mouth.''
Another phnse of the cigarette smoking
evil is attracting the attention of Cincinnati physicians in the case of Joseph Say-
age, 10 years old. in one of tho city hi S-
pitals. Through smoking 40 cigarettes
1 day he contracted nn ulcer which destroyed the membrane behind the palate
iii his throat, and he now exhales smoke
from bis ears as well as from his nostrils.
Amos   V
Kno Left an  Ratate Valard
at 920,000,000.
Hartford, Conn.. March 12.—The will of
the late Amos A. Kno. proprietor of the
Eifth Avenue hotel of New York, has been
tiled for prolsite and disposes of an estate
valued at $20,000,000.
The public lioquests include $50,000 to
Amherst college; $7500 to the Simsbury,
The New York Herald currcsiioiidoiit al
Rio Janeiro, Brazil, states that news from
Amazon hns just been received in Rll
Janeiro giving the details of an invasion
of Brazilian territory on the Rio llrunci
river, by Englishmen from British GuiattS
whose purpose it is to instigate a rcvolu
lion. The Brazilian government will de
nut ml satisfaction.
A New York dispatch states that, Ann;
Conn., Congregational ^ieh,Md|«00Q ^^ ]lormw,   „ daughter of the hit.
each to the American Home Missionary ■
Society and the American Sunday School
I'nion.    Ten New York charities received
$5000 apiece nnd nn eleventh $3000.
The sum of $150,000 is left to the corporation of the chamber of commerce of New-
York for aid and assistance to such mem-
boa ns lie reduced to poverty and for aid
to their families, provided that a like sum
is raised hy the corporation. The remain
der of the estate is to be divided among
the children and grandchildren.
Rrlllah Protection Will lie Aaked In
loonillnu  a  \rw  l»yiinsl>.
London, March 14.-The Daily Chron-
tele attaches importance to the following 1
dispatch from its correspondent nt Hong
"The Maiihus are hopeless as a governing dynasty and the imperial court is
likely to migrate to Shnng-Ti province.
The increasing imperial demands upon the
provincial governments can net continue
and it is possible the result w ill he a new
Chinese dynasty in central China with
a capital at Nankin. If British protection is refused to this government, other
powers are willing to accord theirs."
Austin Corbin, and who is n legatee and
beneficiary in the will of her father, hn-
br.iuglit suit against her mother, Hanan
H. Corbin, Coorge S. Edgell, her brother
in-law. and Austin Corbin, Jr., both in
dividunlly and as executors and trustees
of her father's estate, und against Isabella
0. Edgell, her sister, and Austin Andre
Chainpollion, her nephew, for an account
ing of ihe estate.
A special dispatch from Bombay says
a ri"t broke out among low caste Hindoo-
tiiid Mohammedans against Europeans. It
hud its origin in an attack upon 11 p'uguo
search party. Two soldiers, as these di-
I patches were sent, had already been kill
1 ed. nnd the -xilice had fired into the mob
I killing -ix persons and wounding main
others.      Other   Special   dispatches   from
Bombay say the plague inspector and :i7
For losat   Defcnae.
Washington, Manh 12- Secretary Al-
ger authorized (leneral Flagler, chief of
ordnance, to make arrangements at once'. i\>m,C)und
for procuring n large number of rapid fir- „»..„.
A Ohat With Mies Mario Johnson.
The balance wheel of a woman's life
is menstruation.
Irregularity lays the foundation of
many diseases, and is ia itself a symptom of disease. It is of the greatest
importance that regularity be accomplished as soon as possible after the
flow is an c-.tabliahod fact.
LyUia E. Pink-
ham's Vegetable
loth tlie method niwl results when
'vrii|iof Pigs is taken; it is pleasant
tinl refreshing to the taste, ami acts
jcutly yet promptly on the Kidneys,
liver and Bowels, cleanses the sys-
i-in effectually, dispels oolda, bead-
:clu's anil lovers ami cures hnlihiiul
iODStipatlon. Syrup of Fio-s is the
mly remedy of its kind ever wo-
luceil. pleasing to the taste and ac-
aoptable to the stomach, prompt in
its action and truly beneficial in its
.Sects, prepared only from the most
healthy ami agreeablestibstancee, its
many excellent qualities commend it
to all and have made it the most
popular remedy known.
Syrup of Pigs  is for sale in .r>C
sent bottles by all leading drag-
uists. Any reliable druggist who
may not have it on band will procure it promptly for any one who
wishes to try it.    Do not Moeptaay
San AUMMP0, en.
wmymWmwmwmwmwmwM **
lin in I0.'"l> now CVS.
procuring n large number of rapid
ing guns for sea const defenses. This action is taken without waiting for the allotment among the various bureaus of the
war and navy departments of the $.50,000.-
000 voted for national defense. It is now
stnted by ordnance officials thnt directions hnve lieen given to the various Hr-
scnnls and armories controlled by the government to increase their working force to
in the
known to
*' My
health became no
poor that I
hnd to
the fullest practicable extent with a view I -ci.CK)i    j
to  hurrying the completion of existing
We wti.li to sain r«.'i» now c
tuner-, aaahaaca utter
I l'kk-  Illlav ri.ili li. IU-
1 PI.*. Karl; ribriiM Turnip,       IO;
Karhri-I KrJ Hi'i-t, lllo
bitmar.-k C'u,'mil , r, I0«
Ijiusni Victoria lettuce, l.V*
K I  ii.l>l. ■ M. 1   ■ , . lbe
.IiiiuIhi leant Oni<-n. e fja
Brilliaul Klowar Sccda, tto
Worth SI-00, rar 14 crnta.
Abnro 10 pkira. aorta SI 00, we will
mail *<m tr.-<-, tnaolhor with our
great Plant and   Sis-d eataloauo
upon receipt of thia notice and lie.
rsiatage.   We in vit,. your trade aud
anow when you once try Salxe-'a
ecedayou will never get alona without them.   I'ninioeaatjSl.OO
aBbl.l'ataliigalonefc.  No. i .
JOB!!  a.  HUH   SSID  I"..    U   rSOSSS,   wis.
Heavy Kail In I'mnla.
Madrid. March 12.— Anxiety as to the
relations between Spain and the United
Stales, which pervaded tinancial nnd commercial circles for several days, culminated Thursday in n heavy fnll in funds, all
sccuritie* of the exterior and interim
debts declining 1 per cent. Foreign exchanges have risen in nn unprecedented
degree, prices on I'aris being 80 premium
and on London SO premium. All newspapers call upon the government to sitop
the -ionic by a prompt nnd clear statement ;
ns to the real conditions existing in ("iibn
and also defining international relation*.
Experiments arc to lie made in free mail
delivery in Bucks county, Pa
was tired ad tho time, end hnd dreadful peine In my tdde nnd buck and head.
1 was alno troubled with irregularity of
menses, and lost so much flesh that my
friends becamo el armed.
" My mother, who from experience is
a firm believer in the Plnkham remedies, thought perhaps they might benefit mc. 1 followed the advice Mrs.
Pinkhnin gave mc, and used Lydla E.
Plulchain's Vegetable Compound and
Liver PHlsnnd am now as well as I ever
was."—Miss Mauik l'\ Jounsom, Cen-
trulia, Pa.
PlSO'S CURE' FOR    fov
CURES WHfRt AU list UUb. _
Ik-at t'ouith Syrup.  Taai-a (IiskI. Ilea |
In llin.'.    Held hy ilnelill'-l"-
Is it Wrong?
Get it Right.
Keep it Right
Moore'i Ravraled Itemed1 y will do it. Thraa
doata will mate you loci ballar. Get It Irom
your drugglat or any wholcsala rtrua; house, or
Irom Stewart is It..lima Ptiif (u , Seattle.
C. E. AUQIR. i-ai.oi SK. wash.
INDIAN  WARS    "ur"6
U*rll- fur iiifnr-
inathin important In anrwlirora anil wlilna, "S
liullaiiwarveterana. TABKR4 WHITMAN ('<'-,(
IV11-i1.11 an.1 I'ati'lit Atlurlieya   WHahlnaton. U. C.
ftir trui'hiK nn.I t.M-ntlim Gold nr Hllvrr
lire. Inst i.r liiirlril Ircaanria. M. 11.
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It. O. BIATHKNON, Editor.
SATURDAY,   MARCH 10,1898,
Hotel Selkirk:::
Brandon & Barrett Props.
FinelVien of tbe Lake.
lip to Date Servico.
Fire. Insurance and General Agents,
oaoaoeMININe BROKERS   «« a
fJssT^Ho\e agent for Silverton Townsite.
SILVERTON,  3. 0.	
NOTICE—"J. I. C." Mineral claim,
situate in the Slocan Mining Division
of West Kootenay District. Wbero
located:—North of Four-Mile creek,
about two miles from Silverton, B. C.
Jake notice that I, Charles E. Hope,
res Miner's Certificate No. 07291, intend, sixty days from the dale hereof, to
apply to the Mining Recorder for a Certificate of Improvement", for tbe purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant of the
above claim. And further take notice
that action, nnder icction 37, must be
commenced iiefore the issuance of snch
Certificate of Improvements.
• Dated this 15th day ol February, 1S&>.
Ciias. E Hoi-k.
NOTICE—"W.H. R » Mineral  Claim,
situate in the blocan Mining Division
of  West Kootenay Diatrict     Where
located:—North of  Four-Mi'    ':reek,
about two miles from Silverton, B   C.
Take notice that   I, Charles K.  Hope,
Free Miner's Certificate No. 97201. intend sixty days fro o the date hereof,  to
apply to the Mining Recorder for a Certificate of Improvements, for the purpose
of obtaining a Crown Qrant ol the above
claim.     And   further take notice that
action, under section 37, must  be commenced before the issuance of such Certificate of Improvements.
Dated this 15th day of February, 1S98.
Chas E. Hofr
It soems now that tho good people
of New Denver were acting a little
prematurely when they informed us
in Silverton by their several delegations that New Denver was in danger
of losing their Record offiue in favor
of Sandon. The apparent lac k of enthusiasm shown by our citizens to
these delegations waa owing altogether to the £act that nothing really
definite seemed to be known by the
delegations regarding Sandon's wishes,
and we were placed in the embarrassing position of either haying to givo
the cold shoulder to New Denver, or
to antagonize Sandon by opposing
that which wo did not really know if
Sandon had asked for or not, Under
these circumstances the only justifiable course seemed to be the one pur-
sured by ua. We were forced simply
to Mud out for ourselves what should
have been informed us before we could
take action, and a telegram wos dispatched to the Legislature asking fur
a summary of tho Sandon petition. It
appears peculiar that the gentlemen
who were deputized to appear in Silverton by New Denver had not
thought of this before taking action,
as it would have saved them considerable worry and expense.
Wo were informed in the answer to
our message that flandon had merely
requested the establishing of a branch
office in their city, and according to
advices received in Sandon, their delegation were successful m securing
this for them. Thus, it was that the
petition forwarded us from New
Denver, asking for tlio retention of
the Record office in that place, was
not circulated. Regards a delegation
from Silverton to urge the necessity
for road appropriations, we are already well represented.
NOTICE—"Arena    Fraction"   Mineral
Claim; situate in tbe Slocan Mining
Division of West   Kootenay District.
Where located:—North of  Four-Mile
creek, about two miles from Silverton,
B. C.
Take notice that I, Charles F. 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 the
above claim.   And farther take notice
that action, nnder' section 37, must be
commenced before the issuance of such
Certificate of .'Improvements.
Dated this 15th dsy of February, 1898.
Chah. E. Hope.
NOTICE—"Emily     Edith"    Mineral
Claim; situate in the Slocan Mining
Division of  West Kootenay District.
Where jlocuted;—North of  Four-Mile
creek, about two miles from Silverton,
Take notice that 1, Charles E. Hope,
Free Miner's Certificate No. 97291, intend, sixty days from tlie date hereof, to
?pply to the Mining Recorder for a Orifice te of  Improvements, for tbe purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant of the
above claim.   And further take notice
that action, under section 37, must be
commenced before the issuance of such
Certificate of Improvements.
Dated this loth day of February, 1898.
Ciias. E. Hope.
NOTICE.—"Mobawk"mineral claim sit-
uale in the Slocan Mining Division ot
West    Kootensv    District.       \\ here
located:    On Four-Mile creek, and
about two miles from Silverton, B. C.
Take notice that I, Charles E. Hope, fn- •
miner's  certificate  No,   97291,   intend
sixty days from th« date hereof to apply
'o the Mining Recorder for a certificate
of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a Crown   Grant ot  the   above
claim.   And further tike   notice that
action nnder section 37, must be commenced  before   the  issuance of   such
Certificate of Tinr'ovements.
Dated this loth day of February, 1898.
Ciias-. E. Hope.
NOTICE—-'Jenny Jones" Mineral
- Claim, situate in the Slocan Mining
Division of  West Kootensy 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 ot 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 tbe issuance of such
Certificate of Impiovements.
Dated this 15th day of February. 1898
Ciias. E. Hope.
NOTICE.-"Crescent" Mineral   Claim,
situate in the Slocan Mning Division
of   West   Kootenay District.   Where
located:—North of   Four-.lile creek,
about two miles from Silverton.B ,C.
Tuke notice that I, Charles E. Hope,
Freo Miner's Certificste 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 the
above claim.
And further take notice that action,
under section 37, must be commenced
before the issuance ol such Certificate
of Improvements.
Dated this l.'ith day of Fehrnary, 1893.
I'll IS. E. Hoi'K.
Silverton News Co.
fruits and Confectionery, Tobaccos,
this Provinco this spring. With the
immonse amount of traveling which
will be done through our Province
this spring by the Klondicitis sufferers,
a great amount of benefit ahould ao-
crue to us by reason of the proposed
exhibit. But, as the Record says, no
time should bo lost in forming plans
for and completing thu exhibit early.
Take advantage of the rush to the
north, and show the adventurers that
British Columbia possesses that which
thoy seek.
The need of a railway commission
having powers similar to those of the
Interstate Commerce Commission of
tho United States is being felt most
acutely by those who are dependent on
the C. PR. for transporting the products of their mines. It is. stated that
tlie proposed sampling works at
Golden and Vancouver by certain
English firms, were not built solely
for tho reason that no satisfactory
rates could be secured from the railroads. Although here we have no
special grievances to complain of, yet
it is a fact, that we ere at tho mercy
of the C.P.R. Although our prosperity must certainly help the railroad
the fact must be acknowledged that we
nre dependent on them for our very
existence here. Shis commission would
also have chargo of such aff.iirs as the
proposod Corbin railroad aud its freight
Gases Goodwin's Candles
cases Hamilton powder
One car Cumberland coal
and one car fresh groceries.
_3.   €%
D. C. Corbin, who is seeking a
franchise for his proposed railway into
the Boundary, urges as one of the
reasons why he should be granted a
charter, the tact that he will haul
British Colombia ores to rur local
-inciters at the sauie rate as he will to
smelters on the other side of the line.
Just think of thegeneresity conveyed
in this reason. He builds a road into
Canada, secures Canadian trade, earns
Canadian money, and will not charge
us any more for hauling ores to
Canadian smelters. The absolute effrontery of this reason make? one
wonder. Why in the name of common sen.se shouldn't he charge the
same? He evidently thinks we havy
been imposed on so long in our smelting industry that common fairness
will be regarded by us as a great
fav or.
Some urge the granting of this
franchise to Coibin in preference to
the C. P. R, so as to create a competing line. But, ni the C, P. R. has
the interest of Canada in view, while
the United States would assuredly b<;
favored by the Corbin road, as is intimated in tbn foregoing, we see no advantage in grantitig tho favor to an
alien line. If Corbin were prepared
to grant concessions to British Columbian merchants and miners, there
would be some tangible excuse for
granting bis requests, but when he
seeks to gain his points by tbe reasons
given, wo can only stand arrayed at
his coolness.
All the Latest Periodicals, Including the
Leading Daily Papers of the World.
Blank Books, Receipt Books, Stationery.
Snpscriptions received for nl' magazines.   Courteous  treatment.
B. C.
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,
Eree Miner's Certificate No. 97291, in-
:;nd sixty davs from the date hereof, to
pply to the Mining Recorder for a Certificate of Improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant of the
above claim. And further take notice
that action, under section 37, must he
commenced before the issuance of such
Certificate of Improvements.
* D itcd this 15th day of February, 1898.
*•     •    • C*a» RjHovtt,
Mrs.   Matheson,
For Dress    Goods.   Millinery, fancy
goods. Confectioner and Baker.
B.  0
SILVERTON,      ...        B.   C
The claims of the United States
that the Alaskan boundary should be
measured three marine miles from the
shore of the mainland and that the inlets should be recognised as arms of
the sea and not as rivers has been conceded by Great Britain. The Canadian Government claimed that the
measurements should be from the
ocean side of the islands and should
cut the inlets. That tho British convention should make such a sweeping
surrender is surprising, but yet it is
only following out the precedents established by Great Britain in granting
all thot was asked by the Americans
in the Main, bpundury dispute and
the Oregon trouble.
The Mining Record   is suggesting
tho advisability ot holding a  mineral
exhibit of British Columbian  cres  in
The snow is now disappearing in
the Crow's Nest Pass The weather
is mild, and the railway will probably
be completed as far as the coal minis
in May. There will be from 8000 to
19,000 tons of coal awaiting shipment
by that time.
Liquor is scarce in some camps
along the Crow's Nest line, although
there is plenty of it in other parts.
Two men in one of the camps near
Coal Creek indulged quite freely the
other day in abittleof horse medicine
which they took in lieu of anything in
the way of liquor. In consequence of
their reckless experiment, they are
under the care of a doctor, with the
odds against recovery when last heard
In an article devoted to the young
men in tho western town! the We-
taskiwiu Free LincesBys:—
Working daring tlio day time, the
young man finds that when evening
comes he has no place to go. lie
knows every man in the town by his
fiist name; his married acquaintances
will laugh and talk with him en terms
of the most cordial intimacy, Hdtlress
him by his.christain name,ta)k politics
agriculture and Klondike with him,
and carefully refrain from introducing
him to their homes and families. What
is the young- chap, middle-aged chap,
or old chap to do? There is the hotel,
there is tho bar, and there is tlie dice
box. The crowd he meets is a jovial
one. They have money and he has
money, and everybody sets 'era up.
They laugh, joke,tell stories, play billiards, have a happy time, and occasionally (out of desperation), have n
cake walk; and the good people of the
town who have their own cosy little
'omi.'R, with their parlors and wives and
little one and books and magazines and
shaded lamps, wonder, wonder, wonder why young men go to the dogs."
The directors make the mistake of
quoting specimen assays, such a» 287
cz of silver and 72 per cent, lead; but
perhaps, after all, ttey are wise in
their own interests for this is the kind
of an assay that tho English shareholder asks for and not the average of
the ore got out.
No; the editor of this paper is not
n millionaire, but lives in hopes ot
having a few ajmckdei. before Gabriel
blows the final blast on his trumpet,
summoning the weary wanderer to
shake the dust of this sinful world
from their feet and retire to a region
where storms are unknown nnd the
band never ceases to play.
The best rou,te to the Klondyke is
the overland route from Silverton via
the littie green grove on the hill at
New Denver. There are no snowslides
on that route.
If our subscriber is. bound to fight
we wculd prefer fighting with gunsi
and by proxy.
"Bobby Burns" was born in New,
Denver iu the full of '95, and lived
I there for sometime, but afterward*
migrated to this city, where lie has remained, but he is no longer Scotch, or
at least wo have every reason to believe that such is the case—he wore
Irish on St. Patrick's day.
Yes; we believe all printers drink.
We know of but one exception, and
we feel assured that he will never
make a fit subject for Cougress or
the provincial house at Victoria with
this quality lacking.
The Rnssland delegation that recently went to Victoi i'i to present that
city's claims for certain government
favors report that West Kootenay has
been promised an appropriation of
over §100,000, which will be expended
for such purposes as trails and road*,
railways, court house, hospital, schools,
and fire department. Five thousand
is the sum to be expended for a court
house and $300 goes to the firo depart
uieut of the immiitaiii city.
A report from London states that a
company which Is being boomed is the
Queen Bess Proprietary, which owns
the mine of that name in the Blocap
district on How son creek, near Three
Forks. This company was formed
last Autumn, when 6f>,667 shareB were
offered to the public at par, XI each.
All these were sold, and not very
much more than £15,000 was forthcoming. As the capital was £100,000
and the purchase price £85,000 and
the vendors would take payment in
shares instead of £33,900 in shares,
and £52,000 in cash, aB was proposed,
on flotation. During the winter a
good deal of development work has
been done, and money has been spent
in providing accommodation. About
580 tons of ore have been shipped
since November to date, and after
paying all charges tho average profit
realised was $30 per ton. The ores
have been shipped entirely to United
States smelters, so the duty and tram-,
port have been considerable. If shipments continue at this rate the share-
The Montreal tjra*ytte„ commenting
editorially on the Canadian Pacific'*
annual state-rent, finishes as follows;
"The Canadian Pacific Railway Company is only 18 years old, When its
project waa published thp.. people
thought it never could be executed.
The system comprises 7.67C miles of
road, owned and operated, and two
steamship linns on the Pacific. It has
assets representing a value 9245,000,-
000, earns 824,000,000 a year, and is
psying dividends, where some thought
it would not earn the axle grease for
its rolling stock. IUstnry is one of
tho most wonderful in the annals of
modern business enterprises.
Two Canadian Mounted Police came
into Skaguay the other day with two
dead men strapped on sleds. The
dismal howls of a dog attracted the
polic, who searched in the snow end
found the bodies. The men had been
frozen to death; They wore returning
K luiidkyers, names unknown, and had
in their possession $160,000 in paper
and gold dust.
A man calling at a hotel left his
umbrella in the stand in the wall with
the following inscription attached to
"This umbrella belongs to a man
who can deliver a blow of 200 pounds
weight, 1 shall be back in 10 minutes."
On returning to seel his property
he found in its place a cird thus inscribed;
"This card had been left by a man
who can run 12 miles an hour. I shall
not come back."
holders will havo no reason to grumble   st   all.
An optimist says that good intentions are   better than no pavements
If it be true, as reported, that a host
of Japanese coolie workers are about
to peacefully invade the Klondke in
quest of mine l.ibor at cheap rate*,
there will be sctious social trouble up
north, as the Japs will soon gut labor
down to the lowest living bsjjs ft*
probably $5 or $5 50 a day, with further reductions later. Good should,
however, ultimately result, as all Cat -
nil-i will thus learn in due course what
the white worker of British Columbia
has to fear from the almost unrestricted immigration of Mongol labor. The
first body of J>ps, will, it is, stated,
number 5000.
A bsld-headed professor recently
delivered a lecture entitled "The Air
We Breathe" before an east London
audience. In the course of hia remarks he said: "It is quite impossible for any person to live without air."
At this a small boy called out: " 'Ora
about yerself, gu.v-neit"— Tit-Bits.
Kaslo & Slocan
Subject  to   change   without notice.
Trains run on l'aciflc Standard times
8:00 a.m. Leave Kaslo Arrive 3:50 p.m.
8:36    "    " South Fork  "   3:15   "
0488    "    "   Hproule's    "   2:15   »
0:.">l    "    "Whitewater"   2;00   "
10:03     "    -    Bear Lake  "   1:48   "
10:18     "     "   McGulgsn  "   1:83   ••
10:38    "    "   Junction    "   1:12   ••
10:50    "   Ar. Sandon Leave 1:00   "
Gen Freight and Pass. Agent.
QUO. E. COPELAND, Superintendent
others who intend going into the
Yukon, and other Interior
Points ip Alaska, should call at
the C.P.R, office, at the wharf,
and got LATEST INFORMATION regarding Passenger and
Freight Rates. Steamers sailing from Vancouver and Victoria. All other information,
relating to Alaska, including
Mining Laws, Discription of
Rontes.witb Table of Distances,
Customs, Regulations, Maps,
A Book Issued by the 0. P. R.
Co., Giving all Possible Information Regarding the Y.ukon and
Alaska, Compiled from Intorni-
atlon as Supplied by the Canadian Government Officials.
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