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mm locals.
Alex McDonald, went up lsst Tuesday
to work at the Comstock.
Developement work It still steadily
being pushed at the Frisco.
Archie McDonald, waa dowp Friday
from the Vancouver mine.
Angus Mclnnls, has gone down to h is
claims on Lemon creek to do some work.
Peter Grant and R. J. McLean hare
gone up to work on the Eveline cla Im.
Mr.Thomaa, superintendent ot tbe
Comstock Mines, came down Thursday
and left for a trip to Rowland.
Arthur and Earnest Brlndle, passed
through yesterday on their way to the
Fairy Queen claim where they will do
considerable pork,
W. C. Sutton representative of tbs
Everett Smelter, waa In town and visited
■ome of tbe numerous mining properties
adjacent to tbe town.
The Lade brothers, Vlorept and Jim,
and Arthar Gunn, have gone to work
on the Fire Fly claim near the Reed
end Rotynsop snow-slide.
Jamec McCauley Mt) Thomas Pope,
havo gone op to rebresent the Afternoon
claim, sitnated about two mllea back of
the Galena Mines.
Charles Gardner, reports a strike on
his claim, the Malvana.of a big ledge
literally full of galena. No assays have
been made yet bnt the ore looks to be
high grade.
W. T. Robertson, a McGill graduate,
who has bad considerable experience in
Canada and the United States mining
districts, bat been appointed Provincial
Thorny J. Brandon and T. Hulahan,
etsrkejl a ledge screes the lske calling it
the Xegaltender, and tbey have already
made arangements for fifty feet of work
to be done at once.
Frank Watson spent the la tter part of
last week at tho Paupers Dream mine
at Whitewater. It le understood tbat
Mr. Watson has let a contract for a long
tunnel en title feepetty.
The trail Is In shape acai^ up to tbs
Canadian group. Five men are working in tbe upper tunnel, taking out ore.
Work on the lower tunnel will be suspended until some necessary survey
work is completed.
Messrs Wilds. McLean. Copp and Mc-
Crtra left Silverton last MomUr for
Springer creek where thsy will develops,
the Union Jack claim. Specimens from
this lead have been obtained that gave
returns of $9000. in gold.
Fielding and Gething of Slocan City
and J. A.Finch of Hpokan, the owners of
the Mowich claim, are baring consider-
sble work done on it principally ground
sluicing. Tbey are endeavouring to find
the Homeplate vein which puses
through their claim.
Assessment work hss beed completed
ontheO.ttawa Boy claim, lying below
the California. Tbe work done abowa
a strong, well mineralised ledge, which
hie been traced over onto the Pill-
pounder claim. Work will be cum meoc-
sd on this latter claim this month.
Allen McDonald, bas been up doing
some developement work on the Laura
Doone claim, reports tbe property aa
looking well. Late laat fall a ettlkke of
considerable importance was made on
this property and considerable mineral
exposed. Assays running 70 ounces In
silver per ton.
Work Is steadily going ahead at the
Galena Mines and drifting la still being
done on the 200 foot level, tbere is no
particular change or undue excitement
at the mine in spite of the tremendous
big strike that waa manufactured for
them in the editorial rooms of our
esteemed local contemporary.
An article entitled "Silver Occurennce
in Kootenay.'* ia published in tbe British Columbia Mining Record. This
article is written by Howard West, A.
B. 8. M., of New Denver, it is a well
written first class article, containing a
treat deal of instructive information and
will amply repay any person interested
in the subject, for their time and trouble
in carefully reading it.
The Fidelity boys bave now got three
openings made on tho Fidelity Vein, all
showing a good well defl_od ledge and
food ore, between the main workings
and the boundary line of the Tyro claim.
The Fidelity vein haa bean traced come
distance on the Tyro and a splendid
showing U uncovered some 400 feet irom
the boundary.   This vein haa now been
traced and dug on for over 1000. feet in
M. Unalcker of Chicago, who is representing Fraeer and Chalmers the largest
*n°1 most successful manufactures of all
W-di of mining machinery in tbe world.
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Neatly & Promptly Done
i can quote yon bedrock prioes
Mr. Unsicker is thorough and practical
mining man understanding tbe different
treatments and machinery necessary for
the ftuccescful handling and reduction
of all kinds of ores. He visited the
Comstock minss and millsite while here.
This is not Mr. Uosioker's first visit to
this portion of British Columbia he
having selected the site for the Pilot Bay
Smelter, and visited nearly all the main
camps of the Kootenay.
E. Rammnelmeyer, tbe progressive
manager ot the Emily Edith mine, bas
Just finished a good trail from the Alpha
Road through the J, I. G, Silverton Boy,
Arena Fraction and Jennie Jones claims,
wblcb connects with the old sleigh road
from ths California mine, This trail is
ten left wide and can be quite easily
changed into a good wagon road over
which the California will doubtless ship
their ore when shipping is begun. As
the California will be working in a few
days, lt will be an advantage to tbe
management to investigate the facilities
for procuring supplies and for shipping
in Silverton. Silverton is tbe only town
on the lake that baa facilities for handling and transporting ores from the
mines to the lake shore, i e ore wagons,
pack trains snd packers: and a harbor
that ore barges can be loaded in all kinds
of wsather.
Considerable work is now being done
on the various properties on Ten Mile
creek snd mining is taking a boom in
tbat section just now. The Fairy Queen
group, sometimes called the Brindle
group, ia being developed and a fine
showing exposed. Adjoining is the
Oregon City cl.im, on which two men
are now engaged doing assessment work.
In s few days developement work will he
recommenced on the Slug-Ten fiiaiui,
owned hy A.E. Smitheringale. A good
showing of ore is reported on this
property assays have been obtained from
it running aahigh aa 300 ounces in silver
per ton. It is stated that before July
let. Uie BnterprtM mine will be working
a full force of miners and b: avy shipments are expected tp be soon made from
thiafamous mine.
1. Talk. 2. Gypsum. 3. Lime Spar.
4. Fluor Spar. 5. Apatite. 0. Felspar.
7. Quarts. 8. Topss. V. Corundum
10. Diamond. The hardest known
We are Informed by Howard West A.
R. 8. M.. who is Secretary for the B. C.
Mining Engineers Association, that a
meeting of that association will be held
early in July at Rossland. Mr. Carlyle
of the B. O, Corporation is president of
this association and the next meeting
promises to bo better than any yet held.
Silverton will be visited in a few days
by Edward Elklns of St John N. B. who
represents a strong New Brunswick
mining company. Mr. Elklns is a mining man who bas earned a nood reputation for himself and hopes are entertained
that he will take hold of some of the
msny promising properties around our
Tbe following suggestions sre by a
down-cast Arkanaas editor:—Book
agents may be killed from October 1st-
to September 1st.; spring poets froo.
March 1st. to June 1st.; scandal-mongers
from April 1st. to Feb. 1st.; umbrella
borrowers August 1st. to November 1st.;
and from Feb. 1st. to May 1st,; while
every man who accepts a papers for two
years and when tbe bill is presented says
" I never ordered it " may bo killed on
sight without reserve nr releaf from valuation or appraisement laws, and buried
face downward, without benifit of clergy,
An Ice Cream Social will be held in
Knox Church, New Denver, on Monday
Evening June 13th. Social commences
at 8 p m. Programme and refreshments
will be given. All are cordially invited
to attend.
A lot of air pipes were delivered at the
wb art for the Comstock mine.
Tbe man on the New York Press who
wrote this still lives: "It is generally
admitted that Spain will keep up this relentless warfare as long as she bas
Havana to-back-er."
Robert P. Oreen of Kaslo the Uimn-
imons Choice of Delegates.
Tb* Heating  In   Silverton—Death of a
Widely Known Minim   Man-
Other Iiooal  ftevrm
The convention of the delegates appointed by tbe Independent electors of
this Riding was held Thursday evening
in the Virginia Block, Sandon, and representative men from Alnaworth, Kaslo,
Whitewater, Sandon, Roseberry. Silver-
ton, Cody and Slocan City gathered together together to chose their standard
bearer in the approaching campaign. No
delegates were present from Pilot Bay,
New Denver or Three Forks. In all there
were twenty nine delegates present or
At nine o'clock tho convention was
called to order and M L Grimmette was
appointed permauentj Chairman of tbe
convention. R 0 Matheson was appointed secretary of tbe convention and business was proceeded with at once.
Messrs Brandon, McAnn and Young
were appointed as a credential committee and all who wero not duly elected
delegates were requested to withraw.
The ^nominations of candidates was
then proceeded with and the following
were nominated: W Brandon, Slocan
City; C W McAnn, Kaslo; Wm. Hunter,
Silverton aod R F Green. Kaslo. Tbe
two former gentlemen begged lec-re to
withdraw their names from the list of
candidates. After a test vote was taken
to determine the sentiments of the convention, Mr.'Hunter withdrew in favor
of Mr. Green. A motion was passed
moved by S PTuck, seconded by Wm.
Brandon, that the secretary be instructed to cast a ballot marked for Robert F.
Green, making him the unanimous choice
of this convention,
The convention then adjourned and
Mr. Green was informed of his nomination. In bis reply to the delegates Mr.
Green said:-
"Gontlemen, I have to sincerely thank
you for the confidence you have Shown
in me by nominating me as your candidate for the coming elections. I feel tbat
in this action you have given me much
more than a simple nomination. I fee'
that you have conferred on me the honor
ol being tbe first representative of the
Slocan at Victoria. If elected, I will en
deavour to further the interest of this
Riding to the best of my ability. By
tbis I mean tbe Slocan as a whole and
not any particular part of it and I pledge
myself to make myself personally ac
q-iainted with the needs and wishes of
of the various prrts of tbe Riding, if
elected, I will make it my duty to
visit all sections of the Riding and will
not receive my information second-hand.
If elected, I will do what I can for the
Slocan Riding, as a first care, and for the
best interests ot the Province as a whole,
irrespective of party lines.
I wi<l pledge myself that, if elected, I
will visit during the recesses of the House
the different sections of this Riding and
ascertain the wishes of my constituents-
All my interests, mining and commercial, aro centred in the Kootensys, more
particularity in tbe Slocan, into wnich
country I packed my blankets from Donald before tbe completion of the railroad.
I will not discuss the issues before the
public, here, to-night but will discuss
tbem thoroughly on the platform in tbe
A meeting of the Independent electors
of Silverton was held Tuesday evening
last, in McKinnon's Hall and the following were nominated delegates to attend
the convention held on Thursday evening in Sandon, G. Thorburn, J. Bowes,
W. Hunter, E. O. Nelson, R. O. Matheson and A. McDonald. Balloting
resulting in the election of Me8sr8
Hunter, Bowes, Thorburn, and Matheson. The delegates went unlnstructed
to the convention. On account of the
short notice given to the public the
meeting was not very well attended.
The chair was filled by J. G. Gordon and
K. O. Matheson was appointed secretary of tbe meeting.
Another of Slocan'a pioneers bas
been removed bv death in tbe person of
Captain Moore, who died last week in
Spokane. Captain Moore was known
throught the entire mining region of
America as a euccesstul and fearless
1 mining operator and a good man.  When
engaged in the" iron region of Michigan
he was spoken of u the " Iron King "
and won and lost several million In that
section. He was until a abort time ago
manager of the Idaho mine and his
friends are found every where in this
section. He is said to bave owned
several good properties near Florence at
tbe tune of his death. He leaves a
widow and three children.
The Province; If Robert Green is
nominated as an opposition candidate in
Kaslo, the chances are that he will win.
Mr. Green is a good Canadian, a Conservative, a clever fellow and has as
many friends as he hss hairs on hia
head. Up in Kaslo they say tbat "Bob"
Green is one of tbe whitest men that
ever drew the breath of life.
H. H. Knox and George Davis of New
Denver, psld Silverton a visit Tuesday.
Miss McQueen, the 0. P, R- operator
at New Denver, has been removed to
" Cubes or not Cubes
That is the Key Westian. "-Ex
Silverton bas now sixty Ave voters on
the list,
F. S. Andrews, Slocan City, bas been
appointed Returning Officer for thia Riding in the election.
The work at tbe Rosebery Sampling
Works is suspended, waiting the arrival
of necessary material.
Premier T urner will be in the Slocan
about the 20th. inst. be is due at Rossland on tbe 15th. inst.
Harry Wilson, of the firm of Wm.
Hunter & Co, returned to Silverton from
an extended tour to Victoria, Vancouver
and Seattle.
Trail is making big preparations for
their Dominion Day Celebration. They
promise something new in the way of
snorts on their program.
July 9th. 1898, is election day. See
that you east a vote for an upright business man, who will be able to serve bis
constituents regardless of party measures
Ksrl's Clover Root Tea, for Constipation it's tbe best and if after using it you
don't say so, return the package and get
your money.   Sold at
The Silverton Drug Store, t
Geo. Fairbalrn and Ike Thompson
left Silverton on Tuesday morning for
Ashcroft. They will make that town
their summer headquarters but could
not tell definitely where tbey might
wander in their travels,
A war poet sings—
" The Spanish fleet at Cadis
Apparently afrair is
To go out on tbe ocean,
Least the Yanks take the nocean
To blow them all to Hadix."
Tbe streets of Silverton look pretty
quiet during the day, but it is owing to
all the men being at work in the bills
adjoining town Every boat brings its
quota of blanket laden men, who march
up the gulch and go prospecting or to
work at some one of Silvertons many
Tlie investigation of the charges
against P. C. Forrester of Kuskonook
were conducted on the 1st. inst. The
evidence goes to show that Forrester
acted in an exceedimly brutal manner
in his ai rest of Editor Nesbit, bat jug-
ment haa been deferred by Gold Commissioner Dennis of Nelson, before whom
tbe investigation was held.
Silverton citisens will gather to meet
every boat touching at the wharf, they
wiH rush in crowds to witness the sight
of one dog guEsling another, they will
gather with pick and. shovel and work
right manfully on the street, tbey will
he found each evening cheering on the
athletes at the football practise but at
any public meeting where the public
welfare of our town is to be discussed
they are conspicuous mainly by their
Commencing on Wednesday Jnne 1st.,
Services will be held every alternate
Wednesday evening in the Union Church
Silverton, by the Rev. C. F. Yates
Episcopalian minister.
Service will be held in tbe Silverton
Church on Sunday next at 3 p.m.
Preacher :-C HaneyB.A. All ere cordially invited.
Parties cutting wood on the property
of tbe Silverton Townsite, or removing
same will be prosecuted. Squatters are
also warned not to trespass on said property.
by Cross St Co., Agents.
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Spring Suit Patterns Now on Hand,
I would respectfully invite gentlemen to an early inspection of my
selections in Spring aud Bummer 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 tbe care
and attention requiste to get up thoroughly satisfactory garments.
Liehscher. The Tailor;
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R. 0. ami Harry Matheson, Editors
Baalneaa Pointers—Personal Notea—
Corloaa Facta—Record of Crimea
and Caanaltlea-I*roarreaa of Mum-
fnolorlea—Ht-ll_loo» Notea.
The government has expended $1,000,-
000 for army milieu.
K. W. Knight, correspondent of tho London Times, has reached Havana.
A son of Rrigham Young, the grent
Mormon prophet, has failed for $1,009,-
Mrs. Betsy Barker, of North Grafton,
Miss., has just celebrated her 100th birth-
day- ,
Days of grace, customary in banking
iiu'IIuhIh, have been abolished in Rhode
In broad daylight, at Dover, N. II.,
tramps boldly walked into a livery stable
and slole a horse.
In all the seacoast cities there is great
demand for insurance against loss by
All the large breweries in Cleveland, 0.,
except two, are to be consolidated into
one corporation.
Forty Krupp guns have been smuggled
from Germany through France into Spain
as kitchen furniture.
Count Eugene A. Van Waldick, of Holland, has enlisted in the United States
army at Cleveland, Ohio.
The government has accepted the offer
of a battery by John Jacob Astor, of New
York. It will be equipped for mountain
Shocked by thc u ml raped figures in the
statuary hall of the Omaha exposition
Miss Dorothy Manar took an ax and
chopped a number of groups to pieces.
Of the 18,000,000 population of Spain
about 12,000,000 can not read or write,
8,700,000 have no visible means of support, and more than 91,000 are professional beggars.
The number of foreigners in Japan is
only 8240, of which 3042 are Chinese,
1878 English, 1022 Americans, 493 Germans, 301 French, 222 Russians, 127 Portuguese and 80 Dutch.
Horse meat has become a staple article
of food in Manila. None but the wealthy
cnn afford to buy beef, whieh now sells
for 12 per pound. Potatoes are sold by
weight, at 50 cents a pound.
Tlie widow of George M. Pullman, the
Chicago millionaire car builder, has re-
noneed the will of her husband and accepted lief ffower right, which enables her
to provide for her sons.
The French government has issued an
official denial ot the rumors of the occupation, cession ot sale of any Spanish
territory to France. Cuba nnd the Phil
ippines were mentioned in the rumor.
Senor de Castro, at Tampa, Fla., just
from Matanzas, says that if the United
States does not aid the Cuban recon-
eentrados within three weeks nearly all
of them will die of starvation.
Tlie rainy season is just beginning in
Tampa, Flo., is now secure against hostile attacks.
France and the United States have
signed a reciprocity trade agreement
The black plague is making frightful
headway at Hong Kong, (liiiia.
The production of California sweet
wines from August 1 to May 1 was 7,000,-
000 gallons.
Train loads of walnut logs are constantly arriving at Philadelphia for shipment
to Europe.
Governor Lcedy of Kansas has refused
to commission Jerry Simpson to raise a
regiment of volunteers.
The Hamburg-American steamer Bra-
ci'la is loading at Baltimore 309,000 bush-
els of "•■-ain for Germany.
Guadau" and R. M. Johnson will row
for the world's sculling championship nt
Vancouver harbor July 1.
' The three Spanixh spies who attempted
to, blow up Fort Taylor, at Key West, escaped to sea in a small hoot.
Weyler is represented as lieing anxious
to go to Culm, and if sent he declares he
will invade the United States.
At tlie suggestion of General Wheeler,
the cavalry which will invade Cuba will
be provided with Gatling guns.
A list of Spanish spies in the United
States has been secured by United States
secret service detective* at Montreal.
The Philadelphia common council has
passed a bill appropriating .?11,200,000 for
new city buildings and improvements.
The postofBce department will allow
natural history specimens to pass through
the mails as "samples of merchandise.''
It is reported that United States Ambassador White is much pleased at evidences of strict neutrality on the part of
William Meehan, a pioneer gold hunter
on the Yukon, river, was shot from ambush by Indians near Skaguay, Alaska,
and instantly killed.
Senator Lodge of Massachusetts has introduced in the senate a bill for the annexation of Hawaii, as an amendment to
the war revenue bill.
The postal clerk force at Chickamauga
Park has been increased and is now equal
to that required by a community of 280,-
000 population in other places.
Fire destroyed nearly $400,000 worth
of property in the best business portion of
Dallas, Tex., Friday, and J. Walter Cowan, a collector, was burned to death.
Senor Castelar advises Spain to be reconciled to isolation by being compelled to
fight unaided, but adds that "the Yankees
can blockade our inlands, but not our honor."
Thc United SUitcs hospital relief ship,
now undergoing transformation at the
Hrotvklyn navy yard, will, when finished,
General Roy Stone, of the division oi
highways of the agricultural department
at Washington, has been detailed to manage the construction of roads for our army
in ttiba.
Hids have been invited for the construction of three battleshi-m, authorised in
the last naval bill. The plans call for tho
most powerful vessels of their type yet
constructed in this country.
The general deficiency appropriation
bill, to he passed at this session of congress, will carry the largest appropriation
of any deficiency bill for years, if not in
th- history of the government. It will
amount to at least $200,000,000, and probably more.
Representative Achison of Pennsylvania has introduced in the house a bill increasing the pay of enlisted men who in
time of war serve outside the territorial
limits of thc United States 100 per cent of
the lute as fixed by law during the period
of such service.
Senator Quay of Pennsylvania has introduced in the Benate a bill providing
that the pensions of nil soldiers who
served in the war between the states
whieh have been cut down shall be restored and declaring that no pension to a
soldier shall be less than $12 u month.
Speaking of tho wonderful accuracy of
the gunners on our warships, Captain
Higginson of the battleship Massachusetts
recently stated that "the Indiana put a
shell from her 13-inch gun through a target 2000 yards distant and then put a
second shell through thc same hole.
Our great battleship Oregon traveled
from Puget sound to Key West, 17,402
miles, without break or accident. She
steamed 4000 miles, from San Francisco
to Callao, in 10 days without once stopping her engines. No other battleship
ever steamed so far continuously.
Tho house of representatives has passed
the senate resolution authorizing the sec
retary of the navy to present a sword of
honor to Admiral Dewey, and cause to be
struck bronze medals commemorating the
battle of Manila bay for distribution to
the officers and men of our Asiatic squadron.
Hon a Philadelphia Hoy Fitted Oul
Hia Captive.
A rat witli a wooden leg is a curiosity,
as cariosities go nowadays. Yet such an
animal can be seen any day at tlie resi-
dneen of a man named Dugmore, in the
southwestern section of the city, says the
Philadelphia Times. About a month ago
Willie Dugmore, a lad of 12 years, found
tlie little rodent in a trap in the cellar.
His first impulse was to brain the pest
with a baseball bat, but tlie rat looked at
him so pleadingly that Willie's heart wus
touched, and he decided to take the trap
to an adjoining vacant lot and liberate
the animal. This he did, but instead of
scampering off, as he expected, the rat
limped painfully up to him and began to
lick his hand. Willie then discovered that
one of the animal's legs had been almost
severed by the trap.
Taking the rat home, he cut the leg off
and then bandaged the wound, using as
a liniment a little vaseline. He then put
the rat into a cage-and nursed it for a
week. He then lemoved the bandage and
found that the wound had completely
healed. The rate was, however, unable to
walk, and Willie decided he would make
for it an artificial leg. Going down to tlie
cellar, he obtained a piece of pine, and
after some whittling succeeded in making
a leg. This he fastened on with a string,
und was delighted to see that his plan
was entirely successful. The rat is now tho
family pet and can be seen any day hobbling about the kitchen or teasing a little
Irish terrier, of which it hns made a lifelong friend.
When  Thia   Deceit,  Permlaalble   In
War, Mum Be Abandoned.
sir..*.*. Forte uf United Statea Troopa
l.ini.lc.l at Part AKuldarea—Can-
nonadlna; Heard From Cape Haitien—Proteat Asnlnat Spanlah
Splea In Canada.
The honorable Dons are highly indignant over tlie alleged flying of the Spanish flag by some of tlie American warships in Cuban waters, says the Indianapolis Journal. There is no occasion for
exploiting Spanish honor or morality. The
use of the enemy's flag is permissible in
war within certain Imitations. According
to one.writer, quoted in a Washington
disputch: "The regulations of the United
States navy state that the use of a foreign flag to deceive an enemy is permissible, but that it must be hauled down before a gun is fired, and under no circumstances is a,, action to be commenced or
an engagement fought without the display of the national ensign."
Another authority says: "It is forbidden in war on land to make use of the
enemy's flag for purpose of deceit Un
the sea the national flag of a public armed
vessel must be displayed before an engagement begins or a capture is made."
This implies that the enemy's flag may be
used for purposes of deceit up to the time
of firing, when thc ship's own colors must
be displayed. The use of the enemy's flag
to mislead is no worse than the dissemination of false dispatches, which the Spaniards have practiced very freely.
Slta In a Corner. Saya Nothing, bat
fl.j      Pees Sis Work Well.
The slickest draughtsman In our office
at this -Ind of work Is a little, dark com-
plexloned fellow who alts In a corner and
says never a word, says the American
Machinist. He haa a glass eye and throe
wooden leg**. His name Is "Oamera." He
takes his cap oft ait a drawing for only
a minute, and nays to the foreman: "1
have made a more accurate copy than
any tracer in the office oould have done;
every line Is exact, every circle Is true,
and all your fig-res are correctly copied
If you are using your drawing for constant reference I will only delay you a
moment, and your copy will be ready for
printing In an hour." To any Intelligent
man auch an appeal will not pass without a careful examination."
Oipo Haitien, Haiti, June .fl.—At 8
o'clock this morning strong cannonading
was heard before Port Aguidores. A
quarter of an hour later the noise of cannonading was greatly increased, the firing evidently preceding from guns of the
largest caliber.
Admiral Sampaon There.
New York, June tl.—A special from
Capo Haitien to day reports that at daylight this morning, under cover of Admiral Sumpson's guns, forces of the United States wero landed at Aguidares, a
short distance east of Santiogo harbor.
Klt-tcc llnna.
New York, June 0.—A special from
Kingston reports that 5000 United States
troops have landed near l'unta Cabrera,
a little to the west of Santiago, where
a junction was effected with General
Calixto Garcia's army of 3000 insurgents,
it is landed thc landing wns effected un
der cover of Are from Sampson's fleet.
With the troops were several heavy
siege guns.
Washington Comment.
Washington, June 0.—Naval officers
shook their heads in the negative this
morning at tlie stories circulated to the
effect that troops had lieen landed in force
at Santiago. They were so confident the
reports were premature as to warrant the
belief that, from their knowledge of the
movements of transports at Tampa and
Mobile, it would not be possible for troop
ships to have arrived by this time on the
south coast of Cuba.
The Resolute, reported yesterday to
have been at Nicholas Mole, for a brief
space of time, is not a troop ship in the
strict sense of the term. She is a marine
transport and has on board the 800 marines taken to Key West on the Panther.
The cable-cutting ship sent down by the
signal corps to Santiago to cut the cables
connect in;; Cuba with the outside world
has not yet completed that work, for
General Greely, who is directly in charge
of it, had notice yesterday that the cable
leading from Guantanamo to Haiti whs
said to be still in operation.
This particular cable was reported in
the press dispatches to have been cut, but
it is probable a mistake was made and
one of the local cables running along the
coast of Cuba was cut under the impression that it was the main line. It is believed, however, that this lust link that
remains to connect Havana with Madrid
will not last longer than a day or two
t'aliles connecting Key West and Ha
vana will not be interfered with by our
government, inasmuch as thc censorship
exercised at Key West prevents them being used in Spanish interests.
Thc department of war this morning
sent a list uf prisoners at Fort McPherson
to Admiral Sampson, and the admiral
himself will enter into communication
with Cervera respecting an exchange of
prisoners. Cervera will be allowed to
select from the list of persons whom he is
willing to take in exchange for Constructor Hobson nnd the gallant crew thnt
manned the Merrimac on her lust run. Hie
officials hardly expect to complete the exchange of prisoners in less than two
Captain Sigsbee has gone back to New
York to join his ship, the St Paul. While
in Washington he spent a good deal of
time before the naval war hoard, and it is
supposed the members of the latter were
availing themselves of the extensive
knowledge of the topography of Havana
harbor and of the character of thc defenses
there possessed by Sigsbee.
AmbMMdor Hay's  Protest.
London. June 0.—Ambassador Hay called at the foreign office today and presented evidence that Spanish ouiciiils are making Canada a base of operations, and protested against the continuance of this
practice. The protest is hosed on thc fact
that it would be a urcach of neutrality for
Great Britain to permit her territory to
lie used for such hostile purposes. Colonel
liny also recently drew thc attention of
the foreign ollice to thc small exportation*
from Great llritain of war munitions for
Extensive Depoalta Have Been Opened  Up  Near  the  Be-.
Washington, June fi.—"Notes on Oie
Philippines" have been issued by the state
department as one of the 31 advance
Bluets of tho consular reports.
dne expert extensively quoted, Frank
Caruth, says that extensive gold deposits
have been opened up quite near the sea,
assuring a large output for many years
to come. It has also lieen proved that
they extend over a wide district. Alluvian
gold is found in the island of Mindanao
and there are extensive copper deposits
in Luzon.
While no true coal has been found,
there is lignite of a good quality, quite
useful for steam vessels. This is in great
quantity. Roughly washed alluvial gold
hns been found to contain rubies and
Tho pamphlet author speaks in the
highest terms of the character of the natives. The family tie is very strong,
children are orderly, parents respected and
the race has an in-bred courtesy and prudence and ready hospitality is never missing. Eight million natives inhabit the
Philippines, food resources are ample and
famine is unknown.
Superintendent of "West Folnt Called
to  the Field.
Washington, June 5. —Colonel H. 0.
Ernst, corps of engineers, superintendent
of the West Point military academy, who
was recently appointed a brigadier general
of volunteers, has been ordered to report
to Major General Wilson, commanding
the Sixtli army corps at Chickamauga for
assignment to a command.
It is said at the war department that
the vacancy thus created in the superin-
tendency of the military academy will not
lie filled unless it becomes evident that
General Ernst's absence will be prolonged
beyond the beginning of next fall term
Meanwhile the affairs of the institution
will be administered by Colonel O. L.
Hein, First cavalry commandant of cadets, the second ranking officer on duty
Wheat   ((notations,   Wool   Kltt-rea,
and the Price of Prodaee.
Severe  Shocka  Through   the  Northern Fart of Kentucky.
St. Louis, June 0. — A special to thc
Post-Dispatch from Cincinnati says: A
severe earthquake occurred in northern
Kentucky between 2 and 3 a. m. today.
At Paris several persons were thrown
from their beds. At Maysville the vibrations Listed 30 seconds and were very
strong. At Millersburg the people were
panic-stricken and many fled from their
homes. The shock was felt for two minutes, spreading terror among the people.
At Cynthiana the shock was accompanied by a loud report, and nt Owens-
ville meteors fell during the day.
Capital of China.
London. June fl.— The Globe says today
it learns from a reliable source that tlie
Tsi ljung Yamen (Chinese foreign ollice)
has decided to make Sian Fy. province of
Shen Si, capital of the Chinese empire in
place of Pekin.
Third Artillery.
San Francisco, June 6.—Four batteries
of the Third United States artillery went
into camp today under command of Major
Hess on the parade plain at the Presidio,*
near the Sixth California infantry.
English society women are now taking
spinning lessons, and the spindle has lie-
be. tin first  boat of the Kind ever j'ut I come a common object of the boudoir.       j first dipped in lard or oil
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Nails, it Is said, may be driven into
hard wood without bending if tbey are
Following are the local quotation-
Wholesale prices are given unless otherwise quoted:
Wheat at the warehouse—Country
points: Club, bulk 60c, sacked flic; blue-
stem, bulk 02c, sacked 05c. At Bpokane:
Club, bulk 02c, sacked 05c; bluestem,
bulk 05c, sacked liHc
Oats—At Spokane, f. o. b., $20.
Parley—Country points f. o. b., 85@00c
per cwt
Rye—County points f. o. b., fl per
Hour—Per barrel, first $-1.75, second
$4.50, third $4.25.
Feed—Bran and shorts, $13 per ton:
shorts, $14; bran, $12; rolled barley, $19;
chicken feed, $23@25
Hay—Timothy, $8.50 per ton; baled
timothy, $IO..r>0; wheat hay, $8; oat hay,
$7; alfalfa, $10.
Egga—R_ach, $4.25@4.75.
Corn—Whole, $23; cracked, $24.    .
Wool—Fine medium, 0@7    v lb; ■
dium, 6@Sc per lb.
Produce—Fancy creamery butter, 40
and 60-fb tubs, 21c per Ib; 5, 10 and 20-lb
tubs, 22c; prints, 22c; California butter,
25@20c lb; country butter in rolls, 20
23c per Ib; cooking butter, 10c; eastern
creamery, prints, 23o; cheese, twin, full
cream, 13@14c; cheese, twin, skim milk,
9 l-2@10c.
Vegetables—Potatoes, 40@50c per cwt;
cabbage, $2.50 per cwt; turnips, $2.50 per
cwt; cucumbers, $1.50 per dos; beets,
$2.50@3 per cwt; onions, $2(5 2.50 per
cwt; beans, ljf« ljc per lb.
Poultry—Chickens, live weight, 9@10c
per lb; dressed, 11® 12c; turkeys, live, 1]
@12c; dressed, 12@13c; ducks, live, lOe;
dressed, U@12c per lb; geese, live, 10@
lie; dressed, 12f<*)l_}c
Meats—Beef cows, live $2.85(513.10 per
cwt; dressed $C@7; steers, live $2.86®
3.60, dressed $8@8.60; hogs, live $4.50@
4.75, dressed $0@0.60; mutton, live 4@
41-2c, dressed 8(5,8 1 -2c per lb; dressed
veal, 7@8c per lb; lamb, 12 1-2 wholesale.
Portland, Or., June 0.—Wheat Nominal; Walla Walla, 75@77c; valley, 78®
80c; bluestem, 80c per bushel.
Tacoma, June 0.—Wheat—Huh, 80@
81c; bluestem, 84c.
San Francisco, May 3%.—Silver   bars,
58c; Mexican dollars, 40 1 4@40 3-4c.
Lake copper—Quiet; brokers', $11.87}.
Lead- Dull; brokers'; $3.50.
Americana   Taller  Than   Any
Race of Clvlllaed Men.
The Yankee is the tallest of civilized
men. In Europe the Scandinavian is tile
only one that approaches him in average
height, says the Dcs Moines Leader. Even
tho Englishman is a half inch shorter,
nnd the German a trifle more than an
inch. Tlio average American volunteer
stands 6 feet 7} inches in his stocking
feet, whereas the Spanish soldier averages
nearly two inches shorter. The American
is 10 pounds heavier than his antagonist,
and his chest expansion is markedly
greater. During tlie civil war the biggest men came from Kentucky, averaging
a trifle over 5 feet BJ inches. Close behind
was Kansas, with Minnesota, Missouri,
California and Nevada following in the
order given. Tlie men from all these
states averaged 5 feet 8 inches. Maine,
Illinois and Michigan fell two-tenths of
an inch below that mark, and next came
Ohio and Pennsylvania. Massachusetts
and Connecticut were at the foot of tho
list, the volunteers from Uie latter states
averaging only 5 feet 0} inches.
Under Orders of Admiral Sampaon
l'l_l.i Men Took the Veaael Into
the Entrance of Santiago Harbor
and   K_ploded   Her-Are   Admiral
Cervera'a Prlaonera.
Washington, June 4.—The navy department has posted the following bulletin:
"The navy department at 3 o'clock received the following dispatch:
«'Mole, Haiti, June 4.—We succeeded
in sinking the Merrimac in tho channel
at Santiago at 4 p. ni., June 3. This was
carried out under tho command of Naval
Constructor Hobson and seven men.
" 'By a Aug of truce from Spanish Admiral Cervera sent in recognition of their
bravery, I am informed all are prisoners
of war, two being slightly wounded. 1
request authority to approve an exchange,
if possible, between these and the prisoners ot Atlanta.
"'Six of the Spanish squadron aro in
tlie harbor of Santiago, and  unable to
avoid being captured or destroyed.
How It Waa Ilone.
On Board Associated Press Dispatch
Boat Dauntless, off Santiago, June 3, via
Kingston, Juno .—Bear Admiral Sampson
during Friday morning decided to close
the narrow harbor entrance to Santiago
by sinking the collier Merrimac loaded
with coal, in the channel.
He called for volunteers to go to almost certain death and 4000 men offered
themselves. Lieutenant Hobson and six
men were chosen, and nt 4 a. m. Friday
the Merrimac, under her own steam, entered the channel under a terrible Spanish
The vessel was riddled with projectiles,
but she anchored and swung around.
Lieutenant Hobson then set off nn internal torpedo with electric attachment.
There wns an explosion, the Merrimac
sank, the channel was closed and apparently Cervera will be unable to escape.
Crew Waa Saved.
Kingston, Jamaica, June 4.—Lieutenant Hobson and the hero crew of the Mer-
riniac wero saved in the following manner:
Unable after the sinking of their vessel
to make their way liack through the
storm of shot and shell they rowed into
the harbor of the Spanish flagship and
were taken on board unharmed. The
Spanish admiral, under a flag of truce,
on Friday, sent word to the American
admiral that he offered to exchange the
prisoners, adding that, in the meanwhile,
Hobson and his party would be treated
with the greatest  kindness.
Washington, June 4.—The only ITobson
in the list of officers of the naval register
is Itichim nd P. Hobson, naval constructor
who is lieutenant of the junior grade.
He was appointed as assistant naval oon
struct or in 1891. He entered the navy
from Alabama.
Spaniards Clear the Channel.
Port au Prince, June 4—Further news
received from Santiago confirms the re
ports that u bombardment of that place
began at 3 o'clock yesterday morning.
After Uie action the Spuninrds blew up
with dynamite the sunken collier, Merri
mac, and have since been at work clearing the channel so as to, in all probability
permit Admiral Cervera to put out to
sea should Uie Cadiz squadron arrive in
Cuban waters to relieve the blockaded
In the meanwhile thc dispatches from
Santiago say the Spaniards pay tribute
to the audacity of the Americans in so
cleverly attempting to blockade the chan
nel. According to the Spaniards it would
be foolishness on the part of the Ameri
cans to attempt to force tbe harbor entrance which is long and narrow and
thoroughly mined, seemingly forming an
insurmountable barrier.
There are great numbers of insurgents
in the vicinity of Santiago waiUng for
some decisive action on the part of Uie
American fleet whieh will undoubtedly be
Uie signal for a land attack on the town.
Caha   laolated.
Off Santiago de Cuba, June 3, 5 p. m.
(Per Associated Press boat Wanda, via
Kingston, Jamaica, June 4.)—The last
cable strand.-, binding Cuba to the outside
world were cut this afternoon by a cable
vessel convoyed here by the United States
dispatch boat Dolphin.
This black sea crab delved all day along
the coast, hour hy hour, and its claws at
length brought up the barnacle clustered
cable strands and snapped them and tonight Cuba is wholly isolated.
The first cable picked up was that running to Kingston. It was found early
this morning. The const loop connecting
Santiago and Guantanamo was then cut.
Proceeding to Guantanamo the cable vessel finally grappled and severed thc Haitien cable. This ends the cable cutting
operations begun a month ago when thc
Marblehend and Windom lost five men
in thc tight off Cienfuegoes, where three
cables were crippled and several hundred
Spaniards killed by shells from warship*.
The strands cut today were the only
ones remaining, except a few coast loops,
and those will probably be severed in 1j
short time.
ssi in- Wall Paper.
Zinc wall paper U the l«tMt oddity. The ttnc
le attached to the wall by a cement Invented
(or the purpose, and le mad* to Imitate marble. The surface le enamelled eo ae to render
It permanent or waehable. It le claimed for
this new departure In decorative material that
while It 1» ae permanent aa tile* or marble,
lt le much cheaper, and can be aa easily put un
an ordinary wall paper.       	
Had Pet Names.
I_ily Toynter, the wife of the president of
Ihe Itoyal Academy, la one of the moet beautiful women In London. She and her •latter,
l.miy Huri'i' JtnicM, are the dalishtera of a l*ne»u
manufacturer, and were In their lirlhnod nicknamed  "Grateful"  and  "Comforting."
Single  Persona.
The liiraTHt proportion of single persona le
Ireland and Scotland, and the amalleat In the
llnlted States. In Ireland 17 per cent, In Boot-
land 65 per cent, but In the United Statea only
CD per cent are In that condition.
Great on Hawing.
Chlleane never enter or leave a coach, street
car or other public vehicle without bowing
lo all im occupants.
Haa the Flrat Envelope.
The first envelope ever made la In the poe-
seislon of the British  Mueeum.
Among the school teachers of Spain 24,-
600 are men and 14.000 women.
•There are in round numbers 2000 cheese
factories in Canada.
The newest treatment for typhoid fever
Is simply pure olive oil given internally.
In England 019 breweries were closed
during the year. Nearly all of these were
small houses of the home-brewed class.
Only one out of every 1000 married
couples live to celebrate their golden wedding.
The bishop of Oxford has been denouncing Sunday boating and bicycling.
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Corbin- Itl-l.t „r Way.
Washington, June 0—The bill granting
right of way through the Colville reservation to Cor bin's railroad was called up by
Representative Jones today and passed
the house.
Ia llonnd  for Cuba.
London, June 0.—A dispatch to tho
Daily Telegraph from Gibraltar says: The
Cadiz reserve squadron is now a week
out And bound for Cuba.
The only animal that is really dumb Is
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In the Pace of the -una on the Span.
Uh llattery' Opposite Morro Caa-
lie, In the Harbor of Santiago de
fuha-Tue Story lit Poll.
Off Santiago fle Cuba, June 3.~The
Merrimw had on board 000 tons of coal
when she was scuttled,across the channel.
lieutenant Hobson started on his daring errand at 3 o'clock this morning. The
Meirimne was lying *o tlie westward.
Under cover of the clouds over the moon
she stole toward the coast, made her way
to the eastward, followed by a launch
from the New York, with the following
crew on board: Noval Cadet J. W. Powell of Oswego, N. Y.; P. K. Peterson
covwuin; H. lluldford, apprentice of the
first class; J. Mullings, coal passer; G.
L. Russell, machinist of the second class.
In the launch were bandages and appli-
iinces for the wounded,
Uatterlea Turned l.oo»r. .
From the crowded decks of the New
Vork nothing could be seen of the Merrimac after she had got under the shadows of the hills. For half an hour officers and men strained their eyes (jeering
into the gloom when suddenly, the Hash
of a gun streamed out from Morro castle
and then the New York knew the Mar*
liinac was nearing her end.
Tho guns from the Spanish battery
opposite Morro castle answered quickly
with more Hashes und for about *_0 minutes flashes of fire seemed to leap across
the harbor entrance. The flagship was
too far away to hear the reports and
when the tiring ceased it was judged that
Hobson hud blown up thc Merrimac. For
an hour the anxious watchers waited for
daylight. Rear Admiral Sampson and
Captain Chadwick were on tne bridge u(
the New York throughout
At 6 o'clock thin streams of smoke were
seen against the western shore quite close
to the Spanish batteries and strong glass-
es made out the launch of the New York
returning to the flagship. Scarcely hud
the small craft been sighted before a
puff of smoke issued from a battery on
the western arm of the harbor and a shot
plunged far over the launch. Then for
15 minutes the big guns on the coast kept
up an irregular fire on tho little luuucTi.
Had Gone Under the duaa.
At 0:15 a. m. the launch came along
side the flagship but she did not have on
board any of the crew of the Merrimac
Cadet Powell reported tliat he had been
unable to see any sign of the Merrimac'.
craw. It developed that with great bravery the crew had gone right under the
batteries and only returned when hope
of taking on board the crew of the Mer-
i unite had to be abandoned.
Cadet Powell nlso reported he had
clearly seen the Merrimac's mast sticking
up just where Hobson hoped to sink her,
north of the Eafrella buttery and well
past Uie guns of Morro castle.
But of the heroes who had penned thc
Spaniards in there wns not a Miund or a
Mgn. Rear Admiral Sampson said: "1
am pretty sure the attempt was quite successful. 1 hope all those bravo fellows
are not captured."        t
Cadet Powell believed the torpedoes
previously fixed aboard the Merrimac
were exploded as plunned, ns Lieutenant
Hobson was well up thc harbor before the
Spaniards opened fire on thc Merrimac.
How Hobson Bank the Merrlatae.
What actually nappened on the Mini
mac can best be judged from what Lieutenant Hobson said just before leaving
the flagship.
He said: "I shall go right into the
harbor until about 400 yards past the
KstrelU battery, which is behind Morro
rattle. I do not think they can sink us
before 1 reach somewhere near that point
The Merrimac has 700Q buoyancy and I
shall keep her full speed nhend. She can
make about 10 knots.
"When the narrowest part of the channel is reached I shall put her helm hard
aporf stop her engines, drop thc anchors,
open Uie sea connections, touch off the
torpedoes and leave Uie Merrimac a
wreck lying athwart the channel, which
is not as broad as thc Merrimac is long.
There are 10 8-inch improvised torpedoes
Mow the water line on the Merrimac's
|«irt side. They «re placed on her side
against the bulkheads and vital spots,
connected with each other by a wire under the ship's keel. Each torpedo contains 82 pounds of gunpowder. Each torpedo is also connected with the bridge
nnd they should do their work in n minute and It will be quick work even if
done in a minute .and a quarter.
"On deck Uiere will be four men and
myself. In the engine room there will be
two other men.' This Is a total crew and
all of us will be in our underclothing,
with revolvers and ammunition in water-
light packing strapped around our waists.
Forward there will be a man on deck nnd
sround his waist will be a line, thc other
end of the line Mng made fast to the
bridge on which I will stand. By that
man's aide will lie nn ax. When I stop
•he engine I will jerk the cord and will
thus give the signal to cut the lashing
which will cut tho forward anchor. He
will then jump overboard and swim to the
four-oared dingy which we shall tow
««tern. The dingy in full of life buoys
"nd is unninkable. In it arc rifles. It is
to bo held by two ropes one made fast
« her bow and one at her stern. The
"fit man to reach her will haul in the
ow lino and pull the dingy out to sTar-
iKNird. Tlie next to leave the
Hh>P are the rest of the crew. Tlie
'I'mrtermastcr at the wheel will not leave
'■ntil after putting it hard aport nnd
lushed it bo, he will then jump overboard.
Down Mow the man at the reversing
Rear will stop Uie engines, scramble upon
a«ek and get over the side as quickly ns
wm!__:   The man ln the en^ne room
"Ul break open the sea connections with
•"•■dge hammer nnd will follow his lend
er into the water. This last step i_,ures
the sinking of the Merrimac whether the
torpedoes work or not.
Then Touch ihe nntton.
"By this time I calculate the six men
will be in the dingy, and the Merrimac
will have swung athwart the channel to
the full length of her 300 yards of cable,
which will be paid out before the anchors
are cut loose. Then it is my time to
touch the button. I shall stand on the
starboard side of the bridge. The explosion will throw the Merrimac on her
starboard side. Nothing on this side of
New York city will be able to raise her
after that."
"And yon expect to come out of this
alive!" asked a companion of the lieutenant.
Never Thoaght ot the Hlsk.
"Ah! that is another thing," said the
lieutenunt. He was so interested in the
mechanical details of the scheme that ho
scarcely stopped to tulk of possible death.
In reply to frequent questions, Hobson
"I suppose the Estrclla battery will
fire down on us a bit, but the ships will
throw their searchlights in the gunners'
faces and they won't sec much of us.
Then, if we arc torpedoed, we should even
then be able to muke the desired position
in the channel. It won't be easy to hit
us, and 1 think the men should be able
to swim to thc dingy. I may jump uefore
I am blown up. Hut I don't see that it
makes much difference whnt I do. I have
a fair chance of life cither way. If our
dingy gets shot to pieces we shall then
try to swim for the beach right under
Morro castle. Wc shall keep together
at all hazards. Then we may be able
to get buck to thc ship. Wc 'shall fight
the sentries or a squad until the last,
and wo shall only surrender to overwhelming numbers, and our surrender
will only take place as a last and as a
most uncontemplated emergency."
Lieutenant Hobson might have been
lecturing to a class of cadets on the theory of how to build ships so deliberate
was his manner. He was lutely at Annapolis, in charge of the postgraduate course
in naval construction, and is accounted
one of the most able naval constructors in
the service, being entirely wrapped up in
his profession.
Tlie preliminary work of this desperate
undertaking wus a strain upon the officers nnd men. On Wednesday morning,
directly after Rear Admiral Sampson arrival and as soon as he was certain the
Spanish fleet was in the harbor, the preparations to scuttle thc Merrimac in the
channel were commenced. All day long
crews from Uie New York and Brooklyn
were on Is-ard Uie collier, never resUng
in their efforts to prepare her. She lay
alongside thc Massachusetts discharging
coal when the work was first begun. The
news of the intended expedition traveled
quickly through the fleet, and it soon
liocnme known that volunteers were
needed for a desperate undertaking.
Volunteers 1>> Handreda.
From tin* Iowa's signal yard quickly
fluttered the announcement that she hud
140 volunteers, and the other ships were
not far Miind. On the New York the
enthusiasm was intense. Over 200 members of the crew volunteered to go into
that narrow harbor and face death. The
junior officers literally jumped over each
other in their eagerness to get their
names on the volunteer list.
Commander Miller, who had charge of
the Merrimac, pleaded with the admiral
to let him go, but the latter thought he
had Mter not. When it wus learned
that only six men and Lieutenant Hobson
wer to go there wns considerable disappointment on all sides and when the New-
York's contingent went over thc side later on Wednesday night some of those
who were left were almost ready, brave
and strong as they were, to sit down and
All Wednesday night the crews worked
aboard Uie Merrimnc which then lay close
to the New York, and the other ships as
they passed the collier More sundown
cheered her with the same spirit that
Uie British man of wnrsman cheered the
American sailors' heroism at Samoa.
Lieutenant Hobson paid a short visit to
thc flagship shortly More midnight and
then returned to the Merrimac on board
of which craft he had been all day. As
he started down the sea ladder there were
many hands streiched out tr grasp his
and many quiet spoken earnest wishes for
his success. It wos thought then Hob
son would take the Merrimac in curly in
the morning.
At 3 o'clock the admiral and Flag Lieu
tenant Staunton got into the launch to
mnke nn inspection of the Merrimac. Tlie
working gangs were still nn board of her
and on board the New York the officers
of the flagship stood on the qiinrtcr deck,
their glasses focussed on the big black
hull Uint wns to form an impassable obstruction for Spain's best ships.
Tlie minutes slipped by, the crews hod
not completed their work on the Merrimac, but at last, n boaUond of men, black
nnd Ured out, enme over to the flagship.
Ln«t of nil nt 4:30 o'clock enme the admiral. He hnd been delayed by a breakdown of the Btenm launch.
First AUrnipt-talled Back.
Dawn waB breaking over Santiago de
Cuba ond nearly everybody thought it
was too late for thc attempt to be made
that morning. Then somebody cried:
"She is going in!"
Surely enough, thc seemingly deserted
collier was seen heading straight for Mor-
ro castle. Tlie torpedo Iwot Porter was
lying in near the flagship and Admiral
Sampson's orderly, Lieutenant Staunton,
snntfhed up the megaphone nnd hailed
the Porter, saying: "Porter, there; tell
the Merrimnc "to return immediately."
Smoke was pouring from tho Porter's
smokestacks ond the dark littlo craft
darted toward the shore. By that time
darkness had quite disappeared and
quickly as the fast torpedo boat tore
through tho water it seemed eb if she
would never head off the Merrimac.
At last, when under thc range of the
Spaniards the Porter crossed thc Mem-
mac's bows and n sigh of relief went up
from the eager watchers, for they thought
that, it waa sura death for BotaOB to
venture iu at that hour. Sometime after
5 o'clock the Porter came tearing back
and the Merrimac to every one's surprise,
kept her position. Admiral Sampson,
Captain Chadwick and Lieutenant Staunton could not understand until Lieutenant Fremont from the deck of tbe torpedo
boat shouted: "Lieutenant Hobson aRks
permission to continue on his course. He
thinks he can make it."
But in stern tones the admiral sent
Hobson a message to the effect Uiat the
Merrimac must return at once and in
due course of time the doomed collier
slowly Bteamed back, her commander evidently disappointed with the order received from the admiral through the commander of the Porter, Hobson'B figure
standing out vividly on thc lonely bridge
of the Merrimac.
All day yesterday the collier lay near
the flagship and more elaborate preparations were mude to carry out the mission
of the Merrimnc successfully. During
these preparations Hobson was tireless,
cool and confident, supervising personally
every little detail. When finally Hobson
went on board Uie Merrimac lost night
he hud been without sleep since Wednesday morning. His uniform was begrimed, his hands were black and he looked
like a man who had lieen hard at work
in on engine room for a long lime.
As he snid good bye, the lieu tenant
remarked that his only regret was that
all of the New York's volunteers could
not go with him.
Two Men Who Disobeyed Orders.
When the Merrimac started yesterday
morning on thc trip for which she was
recalled she had on board of her two
men who hud no right to be there.
They were Assistant Engineer Crunk of
the Merrimac and Boatswain Mullin of
the New York, who had been working
on the collier all day. These two men
refused to leave the ship and us their disobedience was of thc nature which produced the Cushings und Farraguts of the
American navy it wus not officially recognized.
The spirit shown by thc men and officers of the fleet in connection with Uie
Merrimac expedition is really grand and
beyond Mng merely expressed in words.
1'nder these circumstances one can imagine thc immense feeling of satisfaction
experienced when it became known thut
Hobson and the crew of Uie Meriimac
were safe.
Menu of Their Snft-i).
Later in the day a bo*t with a white
flag put out from the hurbor and Captain Uvicdo the chief of staff of Admiral
Cervera, boarded the New York and informed the admiral that the whole of the
party had ben captured and that only
two of them hod been injured. Lieutenant
Hobson had not been injured.
It appears that the Spanish admiral
was so struck with the courage of the
Merrimac's crew that he decided to inform Admiral Sampson that they had
not lost their lives but were prisoners of
war und could lie exchanged. The dingy
portion of Ihe program does not nppeur
to hove been carried out which leads to
the Mief that she may have been smashed by a shot, for Hobson's men drifted
ashore on an old catamaran which had
lieen slung over the Merrimac's side at Uie
Inst moment as nn extra precaution. They
were captured and sent to Santiago under
guard previous to being transferred to
Morro castle, where they are now understood to be confined.
One of the Largest Transactions in
the Hlator-r of the Coeur' d'Alene*:
—May Shipments From kaalo—
Progress In the Florence Camp-
la Madlaon .onntjv, Montana.
Captured b>- Cuban Troopa.
Washington. June 0.—The navy department says reports have lieen received that
thc insurgents have won several victories
over the Spanish in Santiago province and
have taken 50 officers nnd 1HO0 men prisoners.
Sampson is arranging with Cervera for
Hobson nnd party to be exchanged.
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Clarence Cunningham lias made the
first payment of four per cent on the
l'lynii group. This deal has been in progress for several months, an agreement
having been made last full with tlie Kansas City Smelting and Refining Company,
but when the time came to make the
first payment, as agreed upon, the company bucked out, Mr. Cunningham Immediately commenced trying to induce
other parties to take hold of the property,
but for a long time it looked as though
his efforts would be in vain. Thia payment uf 4 per cent of $235,000, the amount
of the bond, however, is ample evidence
that his efforts have been successful, lt
is understood that the men behind Mr.
Cunningham are nil local parties, 15 in
number, who are thoroughly acquainted
with the porpcrty. This is one of the
largest deals in the history of the Coeur
d'Alenes in tho amount of money involved, while in extent of territory it stands
without a parallel. The group embraces
10 claims, lying in the general form of a
parallelogram, covering the whole country between the Frisco and Black Bear
holdings at (iein and the property of the
Morning Mining Company near Million.
They ure pruoticully undeevloped, the
owners having been unable to do more
iliiui assessment work for years, but Uie
surface showing is immense in places, and
Uie work that has been done gives no
reason to doubt that they will develop into everything that the surface promises.
The mountain on which they lie is very
high, and, should they show the prom
ised ore, cnn lie worked for years through
tunnels. Tlie eastern end of the group
comes onto Grouse gulch where it will not
be difficult to reach the Northern Pacific
track Mween Wallace and Mullan. For
years the group has been considered one
of the most valuable of any on thc south
fork, but the magnitude of the property
wns sufficient to prevent any small operator from touching it. If the public
hns the truth regarding the parties interested in the bond, there will be some lively work in that ncighl-orhood, for they
arc all in comfortable circumstances, and
there ore enough of them interested in the
undertaking so that all thc capital needed
can be put up without crippling the resources of any of them.
Aronnd Kaslo.
The month of May does not present
Kaslo in us favorable a light as usual for
shipments of ore, owing to various adverse
conditions. Following is thc list of mines
and shipments;
Whitewater     37
Slocnn Star   240
Knth   2W
Coin     12}
Antoine     18_
Total  572
Of this amount .there wos consigned to
the Everett smelter 102 tons, Pueblo
-.inciter 340 ton", and Kootenny Ore Com-
pony 31 tons.
Not a ton was sent out during the
month from the Payne mine, the largest
shipper in the Slocan. owing to the destruction of the tramway by fire, but this
is now rebuilt and regular shipment- have
lieen resumed. A new ore crusher is also
lieing in-lolled nt the Payne, this time at
the foot of the tramway, instead of at the
top, as heretofore.
Both the Whitewater ond Slocan Star,
heavy shipper-, sent out no ore during
May till last week, owing to deep snow
and luck of water. Many others were
troubled in the same wny, but are now
preparing to begin n steady nnd increasingly huge output from now on through
the season. Bod roods and trails also prevented many tons from Mng sent out
this Inst month. Thc prospects, however,
are that the month of June will show an
immense increase in the amount of ore
sent out.
During May there wns cleared through
the Kuslo custom house 030 tons of ore,
valued at $07,735, containing 000,08(1
pounds of lend and l>4,0."-2 ounces of silver.
Of this amount the output of Nakusp,
which now reports through Kaslo, is credited with 270 tons of ore gross, valued at
.$15,408, which contained 5-1,000 pounds of
lead ond 21.300 ounces of silver.
Florence Camp.
On all sides can lie heard thc sound of
the hammer and saw, indicating the activity and bustle of busy Florence. New
business houses are being erected. (Jood
dwellings nre going up, leading one to believe that we have passed through the
proepeotlve age, and arc now fairly on the
road to prosperity as a mining camp of no
small magnitude. The latest and most
welcome news to many is the contemplated starting of thc old Wuvcrly, n
property which bos been poorly managed
in the post, thereby getting into bad repute. In un interview hnd by the Spokes-
man-Review representative with Manager
Mutkin, a late nrrivul from Dayton,
Wash., it was learned that at a recent
meeting of the directors sufficient money
wos raised to place Uie mine on n paying
basis, and to odd more boiler power to the
hoist and a few more stamps to the mill.
It is rumored thut the Double Standard,
one of the claims of the Bed Bird company, is now looking remarkably well
with a three-foot vein of milling ore. K.
M. Sherman has a bond on the controlling
interest of thc Ned Bird properties.
Boundary Creek.
Not oil the mines thut will be operated
under the direction of the British America
Corporation will be owned or controlled
directly by that big syndicate. For bus
iness reasons it is sometimes better to operate properties through auxiliary companies,    t'niler this system  the corpora
tion has acquired the controlling interest
ln the properties of the Boundary Creek
Mining and Milling Company. The-aux-
iliary organisation, which is nominally in
control, is the London and Canada Syndicate, of which Hector McKae is the leading spirit. The syndicate will control
780,000 shares of the company's stock,
which is 30,000 more than half. Under
the terms of the deal the syndicate is to
name the managing director and the majority of the directors of Uie Boundary
Creek Mining and Milling Company.
Tho terms of the sale, or option, as it
might more properly be called, will place
ultimately in the treasury of thc company $35,000 for development purposes.
It is stated that the syndicate will start
work on the properties within a few days.
Development will be confined to the O.
A. lt. and D. A. claims for the present.
It is said deals are pending whereby
other Kootenay mines will pass into the
control of the British American Corporation in much the same manner. When
Governor Mackintosh returns from New
York it is understood thnt the orgnnizii-
tion of auxiliary companies to operate
in Kurckn camp, on the reservation, will
be effected.
The War Basle.
Thc Wur Eagle Company at Rossland
is planning the erection of the largest
steel gallows frame for mines in the world,
to be used in connection with the immense new hoisUng plant tliat the company will build this summer. The frame
will cost $35,000, and will have a capacity of 1100 tons daily. John B. Hastings,
tlie manager of the War Eagle Coin*"iny,
is just completing his plans for tue g_l-
loWs frame, and it will lie finished within
00 days from the time the contract is let.
From the ground to the nxlc of the head
of the pulley will be nn even 100 feet, nnd
the shaft house building will lie 120 feet
high nnd 180 feet long.
Tbe Thistle  Mine.
The Thistle is n Madison county, Mont.,
mine, which during the past three years,
has netted its fortunate owners a handsome profit. It is owned by Mr. Woods,
W. M. Tuohy of Butte, and W. R. Ken-
yon of Butte. Mr. Woods states thut
since the first of January very little ore
bus been taken out, work being concentrated on the devel pment of the property,
hut beginning with the first of the month,
the output bus lieen ten tons weekly of
first class shipping ore.
The   Hoaae   Decides   to   Non-Conrar
In   Ihe  War  Revenue  Bill.
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Washington, June tl. — The center of
legislative interest was in the house today, owing to the return of the revenue
bill from the senate for house action. It
wus generally understood u majority of
the members proposed to adopt a rule
providing for the adoption of the resolu
tion of general non-concurrence in the
senute amendment* and agreeing to the
conference asked by Ihe arnnte un Sof.ir
Thc democrats desiring to vote separately upon the senate amendments, notably the seigniorage provision, came prepared to accept defeat ot the hands of the
majority, but determined to enter their
protest und put on record their position.
An unusually Urge attendance was in evidence.
Representative Ilartman of Montana
introduced a joint re olutinn directing the
secretary of the navy to have prepared
and delivered suitable meduls of honor to
Lieutenant Hobson and each member of
his crew fur gallant, heroic and patriotic
services rendered the I'nited States nt
Santiago harbor on June 3, 1898. It appropriates $."*00 for the purpose.
The house, on a rising vote, decided to
non-concur und send the wnr revenue bill
to conference.    The  house conferees appointed are Dingley, Payne anu llailey.
Conferee*-   Meet.
Washington. June ti.—The conferees on
the war revenue bill met in the room of
the senate committee on finance ut 3
o'clock. The senate conferees express confidence that the conference will lie concluded before the end of the week.
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BRYAN   TO   00   TO   MANILA.
Appointed Colonel  of the Third   \c-
brnakn Volunteers,
Lincoln, Neb., June 6.—Adjutant f!en-
erul Perry has received a telegram from
Secretary Alger -toying that the Third
regiment, Nebraska volunteer infantry,
organized by W. J. Ilryan, has lieen accepted by the government und thnt it
would be added to the contingent going to
the Philippines.
When this news was received Mr. Bryan was so notified and went to Governor
Hoh-omb's ollice and a conference was
held, thc outcome of which, although it
has not been publicly announced wns that
Mr. Bryan was appointed colonel of the
regiment und given his commission.
Adjutant General Perry at once issued
the first general order in the history of
tho new regiment, lt wos addressing the
members and officers, urging them to drill,
perfect their organization and be ready
for the cull to mobilize in this city.
loiter news from Washington was to
thc effect that mustering officers would
Ire sent here in the near future and the
regiment sworn in nnd ordered to San
Francisco, where the First regiment of
this city is already located.
Snd Vfi\« for ('rldlejr Family.
Eri*, Pa., June 0.— Last night the family of Captain t'riillcy, residing here, wns
notified by the navy department of the
denth of their husband and father in Japan as a result of thc battle at. Manila.
Captain ('ridley has two daughters and a
son. Mrs. Gridlcy was in the midst of
preparations to go to Son Francisco to
meet her husband and ai-company him
across tlie continent to his home.
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fire Insurance and General Agents,
affF*Sole agent for Silverton Townsite.
SILVERTON,    *-      -""    -     ». 0
Nonet is hereby given thtt the annua
examination of candidates for certificate s
ef qualification .'to teach in tbe Public
Schools of the Province will be held as
follows,oommencing on Monday, July
4th, 1898, at 8:45 a.m.:-    "     '
Victoria....In   South   Park    School
Vancouver. .In High School Building.
Kamloops . .In Public School Building.
Each applicant mast forward a notice,
thirty days belore tbe examination .'stating the class and; grade',of certificate
for Which he will be a candidate, the {optional subjects selected, and at which of
the above-named places be will attend.
Every notice of intention to be an
applicant must be accompanied with
satisfactory testimonial of moral character.
Candidatesaro notified that all of tbe
above requirements jsnmbe Infilled
before their applications can be filed.
AUJcandidatcs for First Clan .Grade A,
Certificates, Including Graduates, most
attend in Victoria to take the subjects
prescribed for July IStb and 14th
instants, and to undergo required oral
Superintendent of Education.
Education Office,
Victoria, May 4th,
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Mrs.   Matheson,
of the Province a little ahy in ropport-
ing the Turner Government
B. 0
20th. May, 1898.
Hi* Honor the Lieutenant-Governor
haa been pleased to appoint the undermentioned persons to be Collectors of
Votes, under tbe orovisions of section 16
of the "Redistribution Act, 1808," namely:
John D. Sibbalo, of Revelstoke, for
the Revelstoke Ridinc, West Kootenay
Bketorml District.
Alexander Lucas, of Koalo. for the
Slocan Riding, West Kootenay Electoral
Rode'wck F. Toi-mif. of Neh-on, for the
Nelson Riding, West Kootenay Electoral
John Knxor. of Rossland, for the
Rossland Riding, West Kootenay Electoral District.
• And -His Honor the Lieutenant-
Governor has been pleased to appoint
tbe undermentioned person to be a
Distributing Collector, under tbe provisions of section 17 of tlie said Act,
_i_hdg1 V *--—*
In tne former Electoral District of
West Kooteni»y, G_o_as A. McFaioakd,
of Nelson.
NOTICE.— "Cliff and Cliff Fraction"
Mineral Claims *, situate in the Slocan
Mining Division of   West  Kootenay
District.    Where   located:—On tbe
North side of Four-Mile creek adjoining the "Standard" Mineral Claim.
Take notice that I,   Francis J. O'Reilly
of Silverton, as agent ior E. M. Sandi-
lands. Free Miner's Certificate No. 86121,
intend sixty days from tbe date hereof, to
apply to tbe Mining Recorder for Certificates of Improvements, for the purpose of obtaining Crown Grants of both
the above claims.
And further take notice that action,
under .section 87, must be commence-
before the issuance of such Certificates
of Improvements.
Dated this 9th day of May, 1898.
' Francis J. O'Reim.y
" A nigger in   the   fence- " there
certainly is one somewhere in relation
to the appropriation for tbo Pour Mile
road and the immediate expenditure of
it.   A meeting is   held in   Silverton
and the expenditure of the appropriation asked for at   once,   letters  are
forwarded to those   supposed to  be
interested.    Quickly a message comes
from Mr. Retallack, a private citizen
aspiring  to  enter   tbe   Government
ranks as M-   P.   from  this  district,
saying that he had secured an appropriation   of  $4000.   that   would  be
available for the  Silverton road    at
once.   Next comes a letter from  the
Chief   Commissioner   of Land    and
Works, who acknowledges receipt of
the communication from the   citizens
of Silverton and saying he would give
it his attention.   Also a  letter comes
from the office  of  Premier  Turner,
saying that the Premier was  out   of
town but that on his return his atten
tion would be called to it.    Now why
is Premier Turner   not   attending to
the business of his office?  Is he not a
public servant and drawing a salary
from the   public   purse,   instead   of
electioneering and dodging law suits!
On what authority did Mr.   Retallack
send that telegram!   How is it  that
he a private citizen knows better what
the Government is going  to  do   and
when they are going to do it, than the
Chief  Commissioner  of   Land    and
Works,   to   whose   department  this
matter appertains!. Was it to create
political capital for himself, or did he
just suppose he couid get it at once, or
is it an understood thing among those
who  compose the  government   ring
that government  " pap " was   to be
dished out by those men who were to
run at the ensuing   eleotion;   pledged
to support   the  present  government,
right or wrong,!   Jt ia to  be understood that the government has  such a
poor opinion of the manhood   of  the
voters of this district that an   appropriation of a few dollars oan be used
as a leverage to influence the votes of
our people?   The   fixing    up  of the
wagon road immediately would  be of
immense benefit to   the    citizens   of
Silverton and tho  mine   owners   and
operators.    Its cost would  be   bnt   a
very small proportion   of   what   this
neighborhood pays into   the   Provincial treasury, and the idea of attempting to use it to  influence   votes  is
comical for two reasons alone. First, it
would be like bribing a man  with  his
own money and secondly, knowing as
we do that the honor and manhood of
our voters is such that no amount  of
money   used   directly   or   indirectly
would sway one single    vote.     That
there is " something rotten    in Holland " and " a nigger in the fenee " is
quite evident and who he is and where
he is, we would like to know.
To ask a voter to oast his vote in
favor of a candidate nominated and
thrust on us by a few Cabinet Minis-
ters, is an insult to our elector-. Why
a few Cabinet Ministers, who are
themselves tottering to their fall,
should nominate a man for ui became
he is acceptable to them, is incomprehensible. Use your right as a
British subject and vote for a man of
your own choice, not that of moribund
We here it rumored that the O. P.
R. put a spoke in the building of the
wagon roads along the Nakusp and
Slocan R R. It will be quite in order
for the New Denver Campaign Club
to warn the 0. P. R in a fatherly
way of the dire consequences following
any opposition to tbe wishes of that
4   Fax's   Sarsaparilla
£ The  Best  Spring   Medicine
making Pure Blood
See that you get the GENUINE
Pax's Sarsaparilla
Instead of publishing local mining
news for foreign exchanges to copy,
some of our local exchanges seem to
prefer to copy the foreign reports of
our local mines, The idiocy of this
is apparent
The present Provincial Govern'
mont's deficit is according to their
own estimate $l,30p,000-,snd British
Columbia, although a few years ago
free from debt, uow owes per capita
more than twioe as much as any other
Territory or Province in tbe Dominion. The debt per capita being; New
Brunswick, $7.39; Quebee, $11,75;
Nova Scotia, $4.63; Northwest Territories and Ontario have no debt,
while British Columbia owes the sum
of $29. per head for every man,
woman and child in it Is this good
for the
The Only Real Mining Paper
Published On The Lake.
Stop that Cough I Take warning. It
may lead to Consumption. A 26c bottle
<i( Shilob's Core may save your life.
Sold at The Sil vertou Drug Store.      t
F. Fymau is again
in the Jewelry Business and is prepared to attend to
all classes of
Watch & Clock
What Dr. A. E. Baiter Says.
Buffalo, N. Y.—Gents:—From my per
sonal knowledge, pined in observing
tlie effect of your Sliiloh's Cure in cases
of advanced Consumption, I am prepared to bsV U is tlie most remarkable
Remedy that bas ever been brought to
my attention. It has certainly saved
many from consumption.   Sold at
The Silverton Drug Store, t
The failure of if cKensie and Mann
to secure additional subsides for their
Yukon railway from the Dominion
Government and their subsequent
refusal to accept of the $1,600,000.
bonus offered by the British Columbia
Government to go ahead and build the
road is a blessing to the people of this
Province. As yet unborn generations
of British Columbians would have had
to sweat and toil to pay off this big
additional debt that the present
Government tried to place upon the
taxpayers of this Province, to build a
railway, lying mostly out side of tbe
Province which would benefit a very
small portion, if any, of this country.
If the country that this road was to
open up, is half as good as the upholders of this bill represent it to be,
capital will gladly build a railway into
it and all that will be asked of the
country is a charter and right of way.
Mr. Corbin will make another try
at Ottawa to procure a charter for his
railway into the Boundary Creek
country. The refusal to grant this
charter was an outrage on the people
of Boundary and Grand Forks couotry
when we take into consideration that
this was about the only railway that
ever offerbd to build into and help de-
volope British Columbia that did not ask
for an exorbitant bonus. The nerve
of the present B. 0, government in
opposing the granting of this charter
and their turning around and trying
to saddle the Province with debt of
$1,600,000. to foster a railway to the
Yukon that was to be built partly if
not wholly outside of the Province was
preposterous. It is such things as
these that make tho rotors of this part
There have, perhaps, been few things
that have done greater barm to mining
than " bad milliig " by which we mean,
principally, mills.erected on  mines and
ore deposits whose   processes were not
adapted to tbe  ores of thst particular
mine or region. RThe mistake has usually
been found out when  too  late.   Part of
these mistakes have been the  result of
ignorance, both culpable and not culpable.   The science  of milling  and its
adoption to various ores  has bad,  like
other sciences, to have its days of infancy
its days of error, and its gradual evolution through  varied.mistakes'and  improvements    to a  more  solid    basis.
To   this condition, especially   in  the
treatment oi low grade ores,  we seem
gradually and, perhaps,    rapidly     approaching.   We do, however,  see some
error still remaining that are to striking
to pass by. and which might easily bave
been  avoided.   It were  well   for  the
ayerage miner  and  prospector   in all
parts of the American  continent if he
knew better some simple, well established facts with reference to the treatment
of ores, and what kind  of  milling  may
reasonably be tried on certain classes of
oie, and what kind must absolutely not
be tried on certain otheis, and   which if
tried, cannot but fail.   For instance: In
a yonng camp, a so-called   gold camp,
the oxidised rusty portion of the vein is
likely to carry free gold down as far as
this oxidised rusty and rotten condition
of the rock and ore continues.   This, so
far as is goes, is " free milling " gold ore
and may be  treated by the  ordinary
stamp mill.    If on Urge  bodies' this
character of oro extends below tbe 100.
foot level it is time enough to get a small
stamp mill.
—Often, and we might say generally,
I before 100 or 200 feet are reached the
oxidized condition plays out. Hard un-
oxldized snlphide ores such as pyrlte,
galena, telluride, or sincblend may
appear in the solid, hard, quartz. The
ore is no longer free milling, it is an ore
tbat must be smelted or roasted, or
treated in some other way. But preliminary to that process, and to avoid
the expense of shipping ten tons or more
of valueless rock for otery ton of valuable
metal, the process of concentrating is
applied. In simple words this Is a
simple process of milling by which the
metalic elements of the vein are seper-
atod from the valueless quarts. It does
not involve the doing away with the
stamp mill, but in adding to it certain
appliances by which the metal is separated from tbe quartz, and concentrated
into a smell bulk of valuable material for
shipping to the smelter. The process
may be brl efly explained as first crushing the ore and rocks under stamps, and
then winnowing the heavy metal from
the lighter quartz by running water; the
heavy metal by its gravity remaining
behind, whilst the refuse quartz is
washed away.
Bo, as a general principle, if a miner
opens a vein and at a few feet finds the
quartz between walls well sprinkled with
ore minerals., pyrite, galena, zincblend,
etc., he bas a concentrating proposi tion
before him.   If, however, the  vein   or
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parts of the vein are csunposed of large
compact masses of solid mineral, such as
solid iron or copper pyrite, he must ship
direct to \\se smelter or to somo other
process. It Is not a concentrating proposition because there is nothing to
concentrate. Nature has dune that for
liim. Very commonly in a vein there
is a portion of the vein that is a '' pay
streak " composed af valuable or solid
smelting ore an I a portion, oftrn a -side
portion of rock, splattered with ore, that
is concentrating. The one is usnaly
carefulla sorted from the other. These
are the general and common conditions
of most veins: A surface period of oxidized and free milling ore and a latter
period nf sulphide ore and concentrating
and smelting or some other of tbe
various treatment.
It would seejp superfluous to mention
such supposedly well known facts and
principles did we not see then, violated
in every mining camp and the woeful
wrecks of mills that adorn every mining
region from their'neglect.
—by Prof. Arthur Lakes.
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Ginger Ale,   Lemonade,   Sarsaparilla,
Ginger Beer, Etc.   Syrups, Raspberry, Gum, Grenadine,
Orgeat, Etc.
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" Is it not curious now people will do
so much talking ior effect. Take the
average man in a hotel office and you
will find him shooting off his mouth
mearly for the sake of creating an Impression as to his own individual
# »    •
Tbe hotel diningroom perhaps offers
the greatest temptations to people who
ire inclined to talk for effect. Take two
men wbo are on such intimate terms
that when alone together they are rather
reticent; and let a stranger come in and
seat himself at an ad-joining table, and
at once'the first two will start In chatting
loudly about Spain and tbe fleets, crack
all manner of jokes and get off tho
cutest kind of remarks for the benefit of
this stranger whom most likely they
never saw before and will not see again.
And if a nice looking strange lady sit
down to tho table, Oh Lord; The
mellifluous flow of 'cute conversation
time pours from them in a never ending
stream is just something awful, and the
lady, sweet thing, says nothing but saws
ut her steak.
* *    «
The way tho conversation rises and
falls us tho dining room girl comes
nearer or recedes is also a distressing
feature And the poor deluded brutes
actually think the dining room girl does
not catch on to their funny little grand
stand plays. What a dining room girl
don't catch on to, may hardly be regarded as worth catching at all."
Following is a complete list of the
mining transactions recorded during tbs
week for the Slocan Mining Division:
-II'Mii'ym ion, Fonr Mile, A F
Manchester, Six Mile, Emily
For Constipation take Karl's Clover
Root Tea, the great Blood Purifier Cures
Headache, Nervousness, Eruptions of
the face, and makes tho head as clear as
a bell.   Sold at
The Silverton Drug Store, f
Mineral Classen and Compasses galore
at the Silverton Drug Store ■*■
Juno 1-
O'Rrien. ^^^^^^^^^^^^
Christie. Black Bear, Carpenter creek
J. Hosmer. Admiral Dewey, near Silverton, J'. Rarnmeln>eyer' Mineral
Mountain. Sandon, G. F-undrey.
Juoe 3—Manilla,, Cuba, Payne Moon-
fain, John Bough. Louise, Three Forks,
J K Camron
June 4—Dewey, Fonr Mile. P. Altaffer.
Havana, same.C. McNicholl. Reocnti.
Fraction, Granite Mountain, P Altaffttr.
Hewitt Fraction, Galena Farm, Charley
McNicholl. Little Joe Fractional. Pavne
Hill, G. D. McMarlln. Myrtle May,
French creek. Samuel Watson. Tip To',
Bear Luke, W S Drewey.
June 6—Bnow Bird Fractional, New
Denver, W 8 Clark. Tlgei*, Three Forks
Harry Dilley, Aug O Ostbv.GeoMonson.
Charlotte, Si-aton creek, Geo Monsnn, A
OOstby. Robert J., C-roenter, Harry
U Jenkins. Alberts. Fractional. Silver
mountain. Edward Shannon.
June 7—Teslin Lake, Alpha mountain,
IIC Cosens.
May -I—-Queen Fraction, Foot Hill.
June 2—Mowlch, St Keverene, O B H,
Dominion, Knvatone, Felix No 3, Exeter,
Lucky Move, Rebound, Mountain Lilly,
Juno 3—Nettie, Fidelity Fraction, Emma No 2.
June 4—Lost Bear, Silver Bill, M*r-
cury, Champion, Interp-tional, Butterfly.
June 6—Sunrise, 8tar, Return.
June 7—Elk.
J.noe 3-Uiack H.iwk */,  JasCsmpeU,
to J II McAulay, June 2 $1,00,
Mary Jane ?.,. same to same, June 2 1100,
New Ijomlon %, samo to same June 2J10O
May 27-Troji, J W Horn.
May 28—Molly Gibson Fractional, B.
B. Dunlap,
May 29—Crcsent, J C Dewar.
May 30—Red Star, J T Beauchesne.
May 31— Jeanie, Jeannie Clement,
Dutchman, M E Rammelmeyer; Ossg*.
Fred Clement.
May 27-Sabbatb, Wood Tick, Younc
Dominion, No 3, Black Eagle, Hussar,
May28-Queen of the Hills, Seattle
No 3,
May 30—Rosebery, Twin Sister No,2.
Twin Sister No 1, Canadian Boy, Young
American, Mountain Nympb, Alberta,
Killarney, Simcoe.
May 31—Calumet, Hecla, Alena Haiti,
June I—Annie Fraction.
June 2—Charmer, Standard, Morning
Star No 6.
May 20-Night Hawk, B F MoNsught
to W J Thompson.
May 31-Mollv Gibson Fraction, E B.
Dtinlop to Albert Rush.
Shlloh's Consumption Our* cures
where others fail. It is tho le»dl"Jf
Cough Cure, and no home should be
without it. Pleasant to take and goes
right to the spot.. Sold at
Tbe Silverton Drog 6toti. ♦
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