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 Silverton ian
$2 Per Annum.
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Neatly iPromptly Done
Wo can quote you bedrock prioet
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Strikes on The polity --<» Tyro
and at the Emily Edith.
nslllrvlna '"•ll.   th*   Oomntoelt-XXew
jjanh Be-se for the W.k.n.Id-
onr sU«M •«*• Alright.
Hardly as deep as the grass roots on
ihe old trail leading op to the Fidelity
mine and within 600 feet of the old workings, is being uncovered as &ae a showing
of ore as any In the country. It is identical in character with the ore in the
discovery shaft on the Fidelity which
ran from 50 to 60 pe' can' lead and from
100 to 623 ounces in silver per ton, and
jhis new discovery without a doubt will
run equally as well, and is fully as big on
tin) surface. This rich strike is divided
between the two properties the Fidelity
owned by Byron, Holts and Williamson
and the Tyro claim owned by J. C.
Harris. Work will be poshed on this
new strike and no doubt within a few
weeks we will bear tbe tinkle of the bells
of the pack trains, announcing that another shipment of Fidelity ore is being
delivered at the dock. This Fidelity
claim is getting to be a dandy and
although onlv eleven months old on May
25th. it is taking its place among tbe
best mines of this section. Tbe vein is
a true fissure, and this ia tho second big
pay shute discovered coming directly to
the surface. Tbe Vein is not only fulfilling its early promise but is far exceeding it.
The Tyro claim owned by J. C, Harris
adjoins the Fidelity on the Wost and this
strike has been made directly on the
boundary line of the two claims and was
first discoverd by Mr. Harris who ran a
crosscut on the surface and cut the vein.
Tbs Tyro has the Fidelity vein and there
ii no reason to doubt but that other
thutes will be found on this vein. Mr.
Harris's ranch may not have produced
the goose that laid tho golden egg but it
has produced a q .artz ledge that will
produce the silver nugget, which we hope
at no very distant date will be inter-
yUngeable for gold at the ratio of sixteen
lo one.
Tbe New Denver Club is now a proud
parent. Its offspring bears the proud
title of the New Denver Political Campaign Association, and it was born on
tbe evening of tbe 21st inst. Just what
the object of the association is no one as
yet knows, as its charter recognises
neither the present provincial Government party or the Opposition. Neither
ia It for an Independent party. The Association announce themselves as quite
willing to have the candidates lay their
ideas before them and will dictate
New Denver's politics I stand from their
decision. We understand that tbe
voters of New Denver as a clans were tin-
tepresented at the organisation of the
Association and consider that tbe New
Denver Political Campaign Association
will meet with an early demise from internal causes. To use an old but significant expression, it appears from the
surface showing that the New Denver
Political Campaigu Association " is out
with its mit."
Oar Many Visitor Delighted With
Our Town.
llmulirul Wruther Favors tbe Sports—
Large Crowd-) Visit   I h   Tlio
llsy la Other Towns
of thejrill hole was measured up it was
foundp be 29}£ inches. However, when
Ihe B*nd team prepared to drill it was
discoired that the three teams possess
ed on
therefje, declared
one set of
Pr. Bell-Ifving made a flying visit to
■he Comstock mine this week. He arrived in Silverton oo Thuradsv morning
and went immediately to the mine. He
returned Friday and leit that day for the
coast. The Doctor ia delighted with the
•aagniflcent reault of the winter's work
at the mine.
A meeting of tbe citizens of Silverton
and the representatives of the various
mines around this '.own, was held in the
Thorburij House yesterday evening.
Grant Thorburn was elected chairman,
and J. G. Gordon as secretary. The
following resolution, which explains
Itself, was passed.
"At a mass meeting of the citizens ot
Silverton and district the following ie-
oeolution was unanimously passed.
"Whereastbe wsgon roail on Four
Mile creek to Silveiton is impassible
except for pack animals, and
"Whereas there is a large amount of
ore in said mines awaiting transportation and dependent wholly upon Uie said
road for access to the smelters; and
Whereas the machinery for the concentrators, proposed (o be immediately
erected on the said creek, cannot be
brought :n until alter the repair of the
said road; and
Whereas Ihe Four Mile section of the
Slocan Division pays a large percentage
of the revenue collected in the Division,
which said revenue will be largely increased a ith Ui*. iocreesed development L
of the mines, which development again
ia dependant upon the early and proper
repairing of the said road; and
Whereas it is a matter of vital importance to the town and district tbat this
work be proceeded with at once,
Therefore be it resolved th_,t the Government be urged to immediately pro-
ceedjwilh the work of properly repairing
the said road so tbat this summer's wcik
on the mines and concentrators on Four
Mile creek bo not retarded.
And be it further resolved tbat the
secretary forward a copy of these resolutions to the Premier and to tbe Chief
Commissioner of Lands and Works."
In the upper tunnel on the Emily
Edith, which is now in 250 feet a crosscut
was driven and afler driving 15 feet a
body of ore was cut threw feet wide, one
foot of which is clean shipping ore.
J,hia goes to show tbat the ore shutes in
this property go down and loose uotliina
in size or value with depth.
Hill Bros', steamer brought in a load
ol lumber for tbo Wakefield mine last
Thunder. New bunk houses are to be
An article reporting the drowning In
the Stikeeu River at Glenora of "McKic**
son, a well known Slocan  prospector"
which appeared in tbe   Nelson   Miner
l»it   Thursday, "has   caused   much
uneasiness    In    our town   as W.  C.
McKinnon of tbe local firm of McKinnon
& Co. is thought to be in that locality.
V-irther alarm was felt when it wss reported that Alex. Sproat, Recorder, had
received a message from Charley Greenlee saying that W, McKinnon had been
drowned at Glenora on the 19th.   Jas.
A. McKinnon, brother of the reported
victim of the drowning, reolved in answer to a telegram of inquiry to the Chief
ol Police, Vancouver, a messsge saying
that Dan McKinnon was reported drowned alienors. It Is very doubtful if the
McKinnon referred to will turn out to be
our townsman Billy McKinnon.
Later:—A letter ha* been received
here from Glenora confirming the news
that the deceased is W. C McKinnon
of Silveiton. The symyathy of Silverton
is with Miss McKinnon and James A.
McKinnon in their loss.
The C.P.R. will build a tug at Rosebery this season to haul their barge.
Captain Estabrook of the steamer W.
Hunter is refulgent in  a  gold-trimmed
| uniform.
The appropriation for tbe Four Mile
wagon road is to be forwarded hero at
an early dale.
Tho editor and financier of the Ledge
apparently did not enjoy himself at Silverton on the 2ltd.
T. Cox, who spent last winter in town,
has been heard from. He is at present
located al Macleod, Albeita.
Sandon will celebralo July 1st. Nelson
will be in it on the same date, and Slocan City will be a centre for horsemen
on the July 4th.
The mines turned ont well for Silver-
ton's celebration on the 24th. and scarcely
a corporal's guard was left at nny of  the
mines.   Thanks boys
J. Bacon and family havo left Silver-
ton for Springbill, N. S. Mrs. Bacon
will be much missed by the musicians of
our town.
A. M. Beattie has found that tbe town
on the safest harbor on tbo lake has net
business to keep him there. Ho has
opened a mining office at the coast.
Mr. aud Mrs. David Matboaon, Mr.
and Mrs. Amos Thompson and J. C.
Bolandor, all of New Denver, spent last
Thursday visiting the Queen Fraction
and Republican claims bolow town.
The first strawberries of tbe season
arrived iu town on the 27th. The ice
cream and strawberry festival with attending horrors—black flies, 100 in tbe
shade, and lemonade pants—will soon
be with us.
for a few days only,   110  feet front
°" Lake Ave., at one-half list price.
CROSS h CO,, AgeaU.
Beware of the man who signs his
name, or carries a card,with tbe prefix
of "Prof." He Is beyond any and all
question an egregious fraud, out on a
limb of suspicion and geneial presumption. He may be a good man alter al',
but tbe chances are against him.—Ex.
Amid the roar of giant powder, the
raising of flags and cheers of patriots
wns the 24th of May, the birthday of our
Queen, ushered in. Nature, herself,
made the dav a glorlons one, and the
unhappy predictions of weather Booths
were forgo! ten by all when the day broke
with Queen's weather indeed.. Sandon,
New Denver, Slocan City and all tbo
lake towns responded royally to the invitation and Kent their representatives to
join with Silverton in her celebration,
and all the in-coming boats brought
their contingents of holiday seekers.
Each boat was greeted with a royal salute as it pulled into tne dock, and the
music of the Slocan City Band as it
played on the deck of the in-coming
steamer added much to tbe joyouencss
of the occasion. Slocan City has many
reasons to be proud of her band, and we
predict that tbe time will soon eome
when the Slocan City Band will be
second to none in tbe Kootcnays.
One noticeable and agreable feature of
the day was tho absence of any roughness or disorderly behavior during the
day. No fights, so often seen on like
occasions, disturbed tbe course of events
snd ibe three members of the Provincial
Police forco present found their duties in
Silyerton a sinecure. The programme
passed off without a bitch until the shot
puttidg contest was announced. It was
then discovered that tbe 1GIt. shot had lu
some manner disappeared. What possible use anyone could have for it is yet
unsolved. The following are those who
secured laurels iu the difforsnt events:
8lngle. scull boat race—1st, R Covina-
ton; 2nd, F. J.O.Riellv
Double scull boot race—1st, R. Covington and T. Henderson; 2nd, J. Dris-
coll and Tom Reed.
100 yard dash—1st, F. Mitchell; 2nd,
V. Maybe.
100 yards hurdle race—1st, T. Henderson; Snd, F. Mitchell.
100 yards boy.s race—1st, R. McMillan; 2nd, R.Hood
50 yards sack race—1st, J. S. Gusty;
2nd. C. Brett
Standing broad jump—lst.J. S, Gusty,
11 ft, 2>_in; 2nd, I. Thompson, 10 It.
11 in.
Ilmming broad jump—lst,J, S. Gusty,
19 ft; 2nd, R. Nicholl, 17 ft. <i% in.
Pole Vaulting—lst.R. G, McLeod,8 ft;
2nd, *d/i Telford and Nicholl, 7 ft. 8 in,
Running high jump—1st, I, S. Gusty;
2nd,R. Nicholl.
Hop. step and leap—1st, T. Henderson, 38 it. \\% in; 2nd, J. S, Gusty, 38
ft. 9 in.
Tossing the caber—let, If. Grady, 32
ft; 2nd, J, S, Mclntyre, 31ft. 6in.
The football match between Slocan
City and Silverton aroused considerable
interest, and the players wero applauded
for any brilliant playing irrespective of
tho team for which tney played, The
match resulted in a tie, each team having two g 'uls to their credit when the
relereo called time. 'Ilie game was
noticeably freo from any roughness and
tbe boys departed from the flold the
best of friends. A match is to be arranged between these clubs to be played
in Slocan City in thenoar future.
To our local horses fell  the lion share
of the purses in the  horso  races.   Six
entries were made for tho  All Comers
race,  and  five started  on  tbe  course.
Fred, owned by James Bowes, and ridden by Johnny Barclay, was the winner
of first money.   Second money was divided between Grey Bell, ridden by Jack
McKinnon, and owned by R. Hammond
and Dexter, ridden by Norman  Banks,
and owned by Angus McDonald.   In the
first beat Dexter, tbe favorite, got a poor
start and was beaten by Grey Bell and
Fred.   In tbs second beat Fred   again
led with Dexter   a  close  second, Grey
Bell securing third place.   Tbe tie   for
second money was not run off between
Dexter and Grey Bell, the puree  being
divided.   In the Green Race seven entries were made but  only two   borsos,
Little Buck and Bess, started, tbe former leading at the finish.
The rock drilling contest which had
been looked forward to with so much
inteiest, unfortunate' turned out to be
a fiasco. Only one mine had representatives lo compete iu this event and
three teams wero entered. The first
team to drill wore Murphy St Kelly from
[the Enterprise mine.    When the depth
steel.   The  judges,
tbe remaining two
pelegible, and  awarded Murphy
first prize.
Tho ance which concluded the day's
progri i was pronounced as tbe best
ever I d hero. The large ball roorp of
the Bi inner Block bad been tastefully
decorifd in red, white aud blue, and
was In  first-class  condition.
50 guests tripped tbe light  fan
    tbe splendid music  furnished
by out acftl oruhestra.assisted by Messrs.
Robin n and Boie of Slocan City. Mr.
Hicks tade a successful floor iuana_cr
and a eat deal of tlio credit for the
succen of the dance belongs to him.
The p *e for the best waltzers present
was w i by R Covington and Miss Mc-
The ommittee were untiring in their
effort! o make the celebration a success
and tl y are to be congratulated on the
happy armination of their efforta. The
judges n tho various sports filled their
position with eatisfaclion to all concerned and their decisions were impartial a I acceptable in every event.
Shoult Silverton again celebrate we have
our pa l made easy as a reputation as a
good Uvn is now established.
33.   C.
A bi day was had in Kaslo and
crowds ;athercd in from Sandon, Whitewater, _int>warth and Nelson. The
football match batween New Denver and
Kaslo i in won by the home team with
ono got to nothing. The hose reel race
resnltei in a tie between Kaslo and Nelson am the pii.e was divided between
the teai s. The prizes in the various
sportin contests fell mostly to tbe athletes f un Nelson, but a share was retained ji Kaslo.
At \piir tbe celebration was a successful one! Tbe packing race was won by
a local packer, and the prise for drilling
was woji by O&le and Paga, who drilled
38}. indies.   A grand ball wound up the
day's sfort.
$     Spring Suit Patterns Now on Hand,
£ I would respectfully invite gentlemen to an early inspection of my
9 selections in Spring and Summer Suitings.
% My prices will bo found moderate.   I make it a point to keep them as
| low as is consistent witli good material, good workmanship aud the care
;$• and attention requiste to get up thoroughly satisfactory garments.
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i     Liebscher- The Tailor,
|  Lake Tiew aveoic. SU?erton-B.C.|
Kuskmook, the border town, is  now
having tbout tbe name experience  with
itseditoraud constable as  was  experienced hire lawt summer.  R. M. Nesbet,
the r.ilito' of tbe Kuskonook Searchlight,
was brueliv assaulted and  mistreated
by Provincial   Policeman Forrester and
chained o the floor ol  the  lock-up  in
that t iwi in much the same manner in
which Janes Cameron, formerly  editor
of the SiivEivroNian, was  treated about
a year ap.   The article which aroused
the ire oilier Majesty's peace officer appeared n the Searchlight as follows: "A
bold,   b.d   man with a shotgun and big
revolver,parading the streets last Sunday,  hejied   to break   the   monotony
caused br the Raines dry  law  now  in
force in fiis glorious burg."    Forrester,
wbo tractd a personal reference   in the
above, oa Sunday last met Mr. Nosbet
in a roon in the rear of Messrs. Goulds
& Frase''s store snd assaulted him in a
brutal ti annor,   throwing  him  on  the
fioor with such force as to cause unconsciousness.   Forrester then dragged his
prison?" down a  flight of steps and into
the police building.     Nesbet  was then
chained to the floor, Forrester choking
him at tie same time.      An indignation
meeting was held in Kuskonook at once
and strrs  taken by the citizens to causo
the removal   from  office  of  Policeman
Silverton,       -      -      - -
...      ...     :.:    Headquarters for Mining pd Commercial Ite,
Domestic and Imported Wines, Liquors and Cigars at the Bar.
B. _
Jim Lade is tho fortunate man to
to who chance allotted tho house and lot
of J. Bacon which was rattled for oh tbe
evening ottho 24th. Jimmy will move
into tbe Terrace at once.
The Queen has conferred the honor of
knighthood on three distinguished Canadians, Hon. C. A. R. Polletier, Speaker
of the Senate; the Hon. JamcS David
Edgar, Speaker of the House of Commons; Mr. John Q. Bourinot, Clerk of
tho Houso, have been created Knight
Commanders of tho Order of St. Michael
and St. George.
Hotel Victoria,
Tarries Bowes .-Prop
J3.   C.
Mineral Glasses and Compasses galore
tthe SUvertou Drug Store. t
Divine Services will be held in the
Union Church by J. H. Sharpe. Presbyterian Missionary, every Monday
evening at 7:30 p. in. Everybody
Serv'mo will be held in the Silverton
Church on Sunday next at 3 p.m.
Treacher :-G WGrimmett All are cordially invited.
Xa.  Sv-C.  .Know-le©-   ^-*°^»
R. 0. Matheson, Pub.,
lllot   Ore  Body   In  the  Keystone   in
the   Sylvanlte    District—Five-Stamp
Mill   In   Pony   Gulch-The   Wlnae
on   the   Iron   Mask—In   the   Port
Steele District.
The new crosscut tunnel on the Keystone mine reached the footwall Saturday
and the vein was proved to be about 10
feet wide between walls, says a correspondent st Slyvanite, Mont Drifting was
immediately started south along the foot
wall and is now advanced about 15 feet.
This will be pushed on until under the big
slope on the upper level, when a crosscut
Mill lie run to the hanging wall. Drifting
will also be done north and a raise will
Roon be made from the north drift to the
upper level. The big stope referred to on
the upper level was encountered in drifting south on the footwall from the face
of the crosscut tunnel. After drifting
about 45 feet the drift went through two
feet of ore into rock that was supposed
to be the foot wall. This was cut through
and found to be a horse two feet thick,
lt was passed and a tremendous body of
ere was entered that has since been known
in thia eiimp as tlie "big stope." This is
now shown to be 55 feet wide and the
hanging wall is yet to be discovered. This
great ore body has been explored for 125
feet and its width holds out throughout
that distance. The drift has been run 200
feet further and now shows about six
feet of ore in the face. A north drift has
also been run about 200 feet but no such
immense ore body has been entered as on
the south drift. However, the drift has
opened up ore varying from five to six
feet wide. It is conservatively estimated
that there is ore enough in sight to keep
th preant 10-stamp mill running day and
night for two years.
Pony Gnleh.
It is reported here that Mr. Craven,
until recently amalgamator at the Daddy,
will put up a five-stamp mill thia summer
to work some of the ore from Pony gulch,
between Delta and Beaver station, Idaho.
Spokane parties are said to be behind the
enterprise, which should be a paying one,
as there ia some good ore up Pony guleh.
Years ago there waa a mill built there
which crushed the rock with rolls instead
of stamps—a method which has proven
a failure on the hard quartz of the Coeur
d'Alenes. The mistake was also made of
locating the mill where it was inconven
ient and expensive to get the ore to it,
and steam power was used to run it Even
with those disadvantages it was almost
a success, and it is confidently believed
that mills driven by water and suitably
located would prove that there arc a number of mines in that region that will pay
for working and some that will be profitable.
Since tho old mill—Uie Fay Templeton
—closed down there has been nothing done
on Pony except assessment work, and the
region which at one time was a promising
one, has nearly dropped out of sight The
Fay Templeton property was reincorporated last fall, Home of the prominent mining men of the south fork becoming interested in it, and it waa then understood
that arrangements would be made this
spring to work the property on a business
basis, with the expectation that some
money would be made from it. The old
mill was torn out, the boiler being sold
to the revivification works at Murray, but
there the work ceased, and nothing more
has been heard regarding it.
The Iron Mask.
The winze on the Iron Mask, near Rossland, has reached the 105-foot level below
the main tunnel, which is equivalent to a
depth from the surface of 305 feet, the
deepest workings yet opened on thc property. About two feet of excellent shipping
ore haa been disclosed in the winze. In
the west drift on the main tunnel level a
raise in under way to open ground for
stuping. The raise is disclosing some
good ore. From tlie annual report of the
minister of mines, the production of lode
properties , in the year 1897, wos $26,547.
This waa lead and silver. In 1893 tlie
first 1170 unees of gold was reported, to
tal values, $297,400. Copper was first
marketed in 1894, there being 324,680
pounds, valued at $10,234. The total of
the lode mineral values for the year 1897
was $7,052,431. From the year 1887 to
1898, 10 years, British Columbia produced
from her lode mines $15,094,427.
Montana City Plaeers.
The prospecting operations on bed rock,
conducted by means of a large centrifugal
pump on the placer grounds near Montana
City has led to the employment this season of a steam shovel and other modern
gold saving appliances such as is In successful use at Bannock and elsewhere on
formerly rcih surface placer grounds in
this state. Part of thc machinery is already on thc ground, and the work of getting it In position for actual operation
is being pushed without delay. Ijn.it season's prospecting thoroughly demonstrated the fact that the actual bed rock of
tho placers at Montana City had not only
never been molested but that they are
rich Ir* gold, a fact which has always
been maintained by miners familiar with
the ground, and the installation of the
dredge process to save the gold will be
watched with great interest by everybody
interested in tlie development of that section of the country.
The  North  Star.
One of the largest mining deals of the
year is reported to be progress of negotiation at Fort Steele in the East Kootenay district. A large English syndicate,
backed by the Rothschilds, is negotiating
for the purchase of the famous North
Star mine on a basis of $3,000,000. One
of the principal owners of tho mine, D.
1». Mann, lias been given authority to sell
by the other owners, and it is reported
that negotiations are progressing favorably. The North Star is one of the oldest
locations in the Fort Steelr district and
there are millions of dollars worth of ore
in Bight. It has been under development
for a number of years and only the lack
of adequate transportation facilities has
prevented the property from taking a foremost rank among the silver mines of the
Ymlr Camp.
A one-fourth interest in the Plymouth
or N'nrino C. group has been sold to Thomas Ken-erne of Rossland for $4000 cash.
This property is close to the Tamarac and
haa a fine, well defined ledge running
across the entire claim which runs high
in gold otod copper. The group w-as owned by John P. Curtin Temple Seelcy and
Thomas Stack of Rossland. Temple See-
ley was the one who disposed of his interest. Considerable work has been done
on the Pljrmouth. It is said work will be
commenced on the group at an early date.
J. P. Rogen of St Mary's, Ont, has purchased one-half interest in the Ollie claim
on Round mountain, close to tlie Flossie
R., and owned by T. A. Mills and others.
The transaction was a cash deal but tbe
price was not made public.
Prom Meyers Falls.
Meyers Falls—The owners of the Rustler claim have made an important discovery on their claim. The ledge is about
60 feet wide and is well mineralized. The
claim was only located a few days ago,
and in view of the discovery just made
they will go on with development at once,
and open up the claim to determine the
extent of the find. The claim is about
1600 feet from the Black Jack. The owners
of the Black Jack are going on with development Several locations have recently been mode on the school section adjoining the town, and tlie quality of the
ore is such that locators are encouraged
to go on with development
ii rirrTnnf.il m  nun »_iu ehaT&of an en9ign from lhe aux,
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Rea-lmenta   Loaded   Aboard    Transport* at San Francisco.
San Francisco, May 23.—California said
good bye to her first regiment of volunteers this morning as they marched gaily
forth from the Presidio to start on their
long journey to Manila.
The men left camp at 8 and marched
to tho Pacific Mail dock, where the big
steamer City of Pekin was ready for them.
By noon the soldiers were all on board
and before night everything will be in
readiness for their departure.
The farewell demonstration by the people of San Francisco will be long remembered by the soldiers of the First regiment. Kvery street leading from the Presidio to the Pacific Mail dock,.a distance
of about five miles, was lined with people,
who, after the soldiers passed, followed in
their wake and marched with them to the
It had been announced that camp would
be struck at 7 thia morning, and long before that hour thousands of citizens had
flocked to'the Presidio to see the sight.
Promptly at 7 the bugle sounded and all
the tents went down together. Then, for
an hour, the soldiers were busily engaged
in rolling them up and loading them on
trucks. At 8 the regiment was formed
into line, and headed by its bands, marched out through the big stone gates of thc
Pi*esidio and the journey of conquest had
As the marching men reached the water
front, bombs were fired, steam whistles
blown and every device imaginable for
making noise was put in full operation.
The jam at the mail dock was something
terrible. In vain the police and mounted
signal corps attempted to keep the crowd
buck. They were not to be denied, and
rushed on to the dock in the wake of the
Arrived at the dock tlie volunteers were
marched on board the transport without
delay. It took considerable time for each
man to be consigned to his quarters, but
this tusk was accomplished with but very
littlo confusion.
The First regiment of California volunteers is commanded by Colonel James F.
Smith and consists of 1080 officers and
Tomorrow the Second regiment of Oregon volunteers, one battalion of the Fourteenth infantry, United States regulars,
and a detachment of the California heavy
artillery will board tlie steamship City of
Sydney. It is very probable the Pekin
and Sydney will depart in company as
soon as the troops and supplies are taken
on board.
To Tow the Monterey.
San Francisco, May 23.—The work of
coaling and provisioning the Monterey is
progressing rapidly and when this is completed the vessel will go to Mare island
to take on ammunition and to undergo a
thorugh examination before she puts to
Thc examiner states that the Monterey
will be towed all the way to Manila, probably by some big steam collier. It says:
"The Monterey of herself coula not go
half way to Honolulu. She carries only
200 tons of coal in her bunkers, which
would hardly last more than two days.
She could carry 300 tons more on her
decks if good weather prevailed.
"The Monterey will be on the dry dock
for five days. After the vessel comes
from the dry dock two days will be required for coaling, snd two days for loading supplies. She will be reaay for sea a
week from tomorrow. Tlie vessel that
accompanies the Monterey will be loaded
with coal and stores for herself and the
warship. The voyage of the Monterey is
a hazardous one, but this is tne most favorable time of the year for such an undertaking."
In  the Senate.
Washington, May 23.—-At the opening
of the senate today a communication received from Secretary of War Alger, together with the draft of a bill providing
for tho gradual increase in the number of
officers of the corps of engineers, was
referred to the military affairs committee.
After transacting routine business, consideration of the war revenue measure
was resumed.
,he was seized yesterday off Cabanas fort
 __ ight because she was acting iu a suspici-
nis manner and was supposed to be trying
SAY   TO   MANILA. 0 enter Havana harbor.   The Ardanm-
  ,or was released this afternoon by order
Indication.    Point   to  _,  Westward'{ <-*"-»<■*-«» Remey.
Voya«e-A     Third    Squadron    I. jrj^yy jkjjjfr. HAVE FALLEN.
Fonulnir—May Reinforce Fleets of *,XX"* _______
Or vera nnd I "nmara—Talk of Al-,, of inestimable Value to the Grow-
tinners—Firing   on     an     English ln_ crops.
Steamer. ,	
—— Palouse,    Mey _..— A refreshing*    rain.
•vr..- v_ 1   -aa-     a.     »  j-      * l •   ,.   which is of Inestimable value to growing
New York, May 23.-A dispatch to the^nf,elIQhe„.llwt -jght.    Rain   begun
World from Madrid says: falling about 8 o'clock and continued near-
With Oie incoming of the new govern- ly all night In a steady fall, wl-ah wet the
ment renewed activity has been given U*™unA *? -V^p"} of,set't;~!Liu^6!, V*,!
, . ,   v , , ma     impossible to estimate the value or   this
foreign  and   home  defenses.    Torpedoei la|'n  whlcn menns hundreds of thousands
have been laid at thc entrances of all the ot dollars to this country   A large yield
important harbors. of fall and early spring sown wheat will
he new ministry    has    determined fa ma*°» ^lr "£ " MEV*_____i_!
„„_ . ,    . ' .   .  .    , ,,   provided there ore no hot winds.  Some or
send out at once what is known as thc fhe late8t e0Wini< has not yet come up and
reserve squadron, that is to say, tlie war- would not had it not 'been for this rain.
ship Pclayo, the protected cruisers Carle* Now lt will come up at once end Is almost
V and Alfonso XIII, the toipedo boat de .certain to make a fair crop.
stroyers Audaz, Prosperina and Destruct- K-,n Wa" °*ner,u-
or, the dispatch boat Giralda,the auxiliary   The raln was eenereX   throughout   the
•k~.a- -d.-ij-      j -D . • j j,l j Palouse country.. People on the train re-
boats Rapido and Patna and the armed ™t a hard ram.a.. dJwn the line as far
trans-Atlantic liners, Joaquin    d'Pielago as Genesee, where rain fell steadily and
Alfonso XIII, Antonio Lopez, Ciudad di hard  all   night.   Reports  from   Endlcotl
Ckdiz and Buenos Ayres. ™* w-1non*,,8ay;, ** h£rd Ta". Sw-i
m   ..       , hi .       -_ _ at.    „ i     and lt Is -believe- to have extended over
To the above wdl bo added the Reino a„ of ,he inland Empire.   Near Endlcotl
Rcgenta, which is being armed at Ferrol there are hundreds of acres of volunteer
and the Leon XIII, which has already wheat Just ready to head out and this was
started from Barcelona for Cadiz.   T_fc nf •_*»« reln aultt1badIiy'M™? "^i". °irilf
_..,.,,,      .    .     . , .. . night Insures a big yield of this grain,
fleet is likely to start at once, and it w whlch wu* ^ re_dy t0 cut about July 10.
publicly stated that it is going to Manila.    Every one feels encouraged and n the
Significant suggestions are made on to'beat of spirits this morning,  and While
the   Dosaibilitv   of the    Pelavo   <»etlinofew  had anjr Br4ve ffcars of dama*e by
ine   possimnty   oi tne   jfelayo   getting drouth   the ram removes all doubt and
through  the  isuez canal,  owing  to  her insures another season of prosperity for
draught, but it may be readily understood not only the farmers but all classes of
that the admiralty is not giving their se- Pe°P'e «n this country.   The sky is cloudy
creta away and that the fleet will sail ^^ and more T*1" ls ***P«-ted*
under sealed orders, and that it is quite
as likely to go west aa east
The Third Fleet.
New York, May 23
Herald from Gibraltar says:
Colonels Selected From Annas tne
Best Offleers In the Regular Service-General abafter Una Assumed
Command of th. Fifth Army
, ..., i.  ..
Deepest  Valley In  the  Uulf of Me*.
Ico Discovered by Htm.
Half an Inch at Colfax.
Colfax, May 22.—Rain began falling here
at  7  o'clock   and   continued   all  of   last
night, wetting the ground to a depth of
A dispatch to the several Inches.    About  half an  Inch of
water fell.    This will be of vast benefit
m. .     . . ....   m to growing crops, lato sown grain being
ihe government here will not allow war especially in need of rain.   AU danger of
vessels passing the straits to proceed.      damage from dry weather is now removed
The Spaniards are stortinir out what and  the prospects for a large  yield of
° ......l„    .W...1.1    _n.    »...   1—,.»_..
they call their third squadron, which consists of the Princess de Aaturias of 7000
grain could not be better.
O.kesdale   Deliarhted.
tons with a speed of 20 knots now at    Oakesdale, May 22.-A welcome rain fell
-      -■•■•- here last night, adding thousands of bush
els to the groin crop of the country. While
.(.udiz; the cardenal Cisneros, at Ferrol
of the same size and speed; the LepanU
at Cartagena of 5000 tons and of 20 knots
and the Numancia and the Vittoria.whicl
is but newly armored and engined.
There are also at Ferrol the torpedi
gunboats Dona Maria de Molina, the Mar
quise de La Vittoria and Don Alvoro di
Hasan, each of 800 tons and 20 knots. Un
less the American government move
quickly it will have the foregoing to con
tend with in audition to Admiral Cet
vcra's and Admiral Comara's squadrons
The latter is expected to leave Cadi zl
within a few days. The de-stitnation is
unknown, but it is probably the Antilles]
notwithstanding the newspapers say the
The  Manila Bluff,
New York, May 23.—A dispatch to the!
World from Cadiz says:
no measurements were taken, lt is esU
mated that fully half an Inch of rain fell
during the night, and the prospects are
good for more rain. This rain relieves all
immediate need, and If another good rain
falls hy the middle of June an Immense
grain crop is assured. Every one feels encouraged today, and the financial outlook
is very bright.
"Rejoicing   at  Latah.
Latah, May 22.—Farmers in this vicinity are jubilant over the   fine rains   the
last 24 hours and all  feel   assured   of   a
good crop.
H-ilia in the 111k Bend.
Davenport,  May 22.—Rain  fell  in    this
section last night and means a big yield.
If  no  hot   winds  or "blights  appear  the
crop will be as heavy as Vast year.
Around Spraffue.
Sprague, Wash., May 22.—A heavy and
meat needed rain fell last night In this
section. Farmers report the lato sown
gi-ain looking blighted on account of dry
the crop.   The early sown grain was look
Ing well, however.   It was greatly benefited by the rain.
Americans  to Cut  the Cables  From
That Point.
It is stated here very positively that thai weather and fears were entertained for
Pelayo, Carlos V, three of the Atlantic!
steamers and two torpedo boat destroyer*/
will shortly go to the Philippine*.   Thj
fleet is well armed and manned. j
It is said here there are mines in Manit
harbor that were not exploded when th
American fleet entered, the electric con
miiniriitions being out of order. This ha
so it is rumored, now been rectified an
preparations are complete to give Admin
Dewey a warm good byo should he a
tempt to leave. This rumor will bear i
big lump of salt.
Will  Maneuver  a While.
Madrid, May 23.—According to a cut
rent report here the Spanish reserve flee
will maneuver ih Cadiz waters until ii
destination is decided upon.
A dispatch from Havana says the co
onial government has decreed that the in j
•nutations of food at all ports of Cuba ai I
to be free of duty.
Ana-io-American Treaty.
New York, May 23.—A copyrighted dis]
patch from Kingston, Jamaica, to Hit
Evening World-; says the military authori
ties there have been informed of tlie sign
ing of an Anglo-American defensive
treaty. The same officials, it is said, rej
giird as imminent a w ar ci isis litis ting Jay
Fired on the Roth.
St Thomas, D. W. I.,  May 23— Tl
British steamer Aldcborough, which   a
rived at Puerto Rico May 8 from Mot hi!,
Scotland, reached this port from San .In.
yesterday.   She reports that an America]
cruiser captured Uie Spanish bark North
San Juan Saturday morning last.    The
prize was towed north.
The Spanish cruiser Isabella II fired on
the British steamer Roth, which arrived
at San Juan after the bombardment. It
is alleged the Spanish fired on the Rotk,
which was loaded with coal, with the intention of crippling her and thereby preventing her departure. Officers ' of the
cruiser claim the firing waa accidental.
May Prove Serious.
Chicago, May 23.—A special from Washington says:
The firing upon the English ship Roth
hy the Spanish cruiser Isabella promises
serious complications. The Spanish say
it was a mistake, but the British and
Americans think not
Franco-Spanish Alliance.
London, May 23.—St. James Gazeete
this afternoon in its financial article says:
In the foreign market this morning several leading dealers were said to be in
possension of advance news of the forthcoming announcement of a Franco-Spanish
alliance hence the rise in Spanish fours.
In connection with the above it is currently reported that the recent speeches
from Salisbury and Chamberlain did not
refer to West Africa but to this impending alliance against which Chamberlain's
allusion to an Anglo-American alliance
was intended as a counterblast
Tlie strength of silver is attributed to
prospective purchases to replace the withdrawals from tlie Hank of Spain amounting to 135,000,000 pesetas since April 16.
.British   Steamer   Released.
Key West, May 23.—The British steamer Ardunmhor came Into port this morn-
Madrid, May 10.—A dispatch from Havana says that Santiago de Cuba has
been bombarded, but "no great damage
has been done."
Probably True.
Chicago, May 19.—A special to thc
Daily News from Washington says:
Although nothing official is given out
at the navy department, the opinion is
cautiously expressed tliat the reported
bombardment of Santiago de Cuba is
probably true. A large number of American vessels are there and one of the
special missions to which they have been
assigned is the cutting of the cable from
that port.
There are three, cables at Santiago de
Cuba, two running to Jamaica and one
to Hayti. They are British property, but
they either have been or will be cut to
prevent Blanco from communicating with
Madrid or any port or other outside
point. The outlook for a naval battle
within 24 hours is considered promising.
Moro  Llaj-ht   Burnlnn;.
On Board the Associated Press Dispatch Boat Wanda Key West, May 19.—
Moro light is still burning at night and
absolute quiet prevails along the Cuban
coast. Rumors of heavy firing off Oar-
denas on Monday had their origin in the
target practice of some of the gunboats
on tlio hull of a sunken schooner between
Cardenas and Mantanzas.
Germans at Havana.
Madrid, May 10.—A Havana dispatch
announces the arrival there of the German warship (Icier. The dispatch says
the vessel did not salute the American
squadron either by guns or flag, but paid
the usual compliments to the Spanish
forts and her commander made lengthy
and extremely cordial visits upon the
Spanish authorities.
New York, May 21.—A special lo the
Tribune from Washington says:
The intention of the war department
to force the Cuban campaign was suf-
ciently indicated by the steps taken today for tho speedy mobilization and
equipment of the immune regiments authorized by congress last week.
This law, which empowers the president
to authorize an additional volunteer force
not execding 10,000 enliated men "|io*i-
sessing immunity from tlie diseases incident to tropical climates," will be immediately put into effect by the formation of six regiments of nearly 1000 men
each, to be recruited in the gulf Btotes,
Assurances from tliat section are to
the effect that these men are practically
ready for mustering in and aro awaiting
equipment Nearly all of them have liad
military training and confidence is expressed that they can be made ready for
active service within 10 days.
It is significant that if immune* are
needed at all in the Cuban campaign they
are especially adapted for service there in
the immediate future and that if the campaign was to be abandoned until fall there
would be need to raise this force hurriedly in the month of May.
The president today selected the colonels of these, immune regiments from
among tlie best officers in tlie regular
service and orders will be issued to them
tomorrow to hurry south and begin the
selection of their commands, reporting
for duty to the Fourth corps, under Major General Coppinger at Mobile.
It is expected that the four regiments
of iniiinini'.s commanded by officers from
the regular army will be recruited wholly
from the colored population, who, it is
believed, will be least susceptible to climatic influence*. Many colored militia
organizations in the south have already
tndered their services and many of them
will doubtless be accepted. Up to the present time only four colored companies have
been mustered into the regular army.
S-hafter at Tampa.
Tampa, Fla., May 21.—Major General
Shafter today assumed formal command
of the Fifth army corps, composed of the
regular and volunteer troops stationed
at Tampa and vicinity. General Wade
and his staff leave for Chickamauga tonight. Unusual activity again prevails
in army circles here and important developments are expected in the near future.
Nearly au in.
Washington, May 21. — One hunr'-ed
and three thousand volunteers have been
mustered into the service of the United
StaUss according to the reports to Adjutant General Corbin, and by next week
the officials hope that every man of the
125,000 called for will have token the
oath to protect the United States government in its war with Spain.
The mustering in of thc regular army
branch, with the view to increasing it to
00,000 men, continues satisfactorily.
General Merritt wos at thc war department this morning completing arrangements nnd receiving final Instructions
prior to hi* departure for San Francisco
and Manila.
Brooke's Good Work.
Chattanooga, May 21.—All the regiments in camp at Chickamauga have settled down to hard work and are doing
practical training in the art of war. Tlie
businesslike methods employed by General Brooke will make the army available
for active service much earlier than many
army officers believed possible.
Supplies of every description continue
to pour in. The indications are that the
entire army will be equipped during the
next two weeks. The park army now
numbers nearly 35,000 men and each day
adds a few thousand.
The deepest valley in the Gulf of Mexico i» named "Sigsbee's Deep," after its
discoverer, and the scientific name of
Slgsbeo murrhina is given to one of the
wrest species of deep-sea fauna. It was
Sigsbee, too, who discovered near the
Mono light, not fur from the spot where
the Maine now lies, many beautiful specimens of the pentocrini, or seu lilies, and
who, while in command of tlie Blake,
placed at the disposal of scientific investigate!-* the first extensive collection of
this ancient genus.
Thus haa Captain Sigsbee associated
his name with the harbor of Havana,
both by scientific investigations and by
exhibition of the highest qualities of
command. We have the, authority of
Professor Alexander Agassiz for saying
that the success of the scientific jiarty
on the Blake was largely due, not only
to Captain Sigsbee's capacity aa a commander, and to his active interest in
lolentlflc investigation, but to the numerous improvements in the apparatus
for deep-sea dredging and sounding
originating with him.—New York Independent.
The Cherokee boya have Invented a yell
which they roll out on the air with all
the vim of a football team from a college.    It runs like this:
Cuba. Cuba, bow, wow, wow,
Liberty, liberty, chow, chow. chow-
Vengeance, vengeance, down with Spain!
Iowa, Iowa, remember the Maine.
Kaslo & Slocan
Subject tu change without notice.
Trains run on Pacific standard time.
Going West
8:00 S. in   .
8:30 a. in..
0:30 a. m .
9:51 a. ni .
10:03 a. m...
10:18 a. in..
10:38 a. m. .
... Kaslo ...
South Fi>rk
.  Sproule's  .
Bear Lake
.  McGuigan
.  Junction   .
Going East
. .3:60 p. m.
. .3:15 p. ui
...2:15 p. m.
..2:00 p. m.
...1:48 p. in.
...1:33 p. in.
.. . 1:12 p. m.
10:50 a. m  Sandon  1:00 p. m.
Gen. Freight and Pass. Agt
f.'FO. K. COPELAND, Supt
New  Idaho  Militiamen.
Boise, Idaho, May 21.—lt Is ttilte purpose
of the state administration to recruit
the national iruard of the state a once.
The recrultlnK of the volunteer regiment
absorbed all of the companies but two
In the Coeur d'Alenes. Adjutant ii.-h.-imI
Weaver has gone to work to raise new
companies, and hopes to get them uniformed and equipped promptly. A company, under the laws of Idaho, must
have not less than 24 privates, nor more
than 83. In order to organize it is necessary to petition the governor, the petition being signed by at least 24.
Washington Noon
Bpokane   9:00 a.m.
Havana   11:36 a.m.
Rio Janeiro 2:30 p. m.
Mau...- 4:36 p.m.
London 6:38 p. m.
Constantinople 7:00 p.m.
Calcutta  ii:im p.m.
Hong Kong 12:30 a.m.
Manila 1:00 a.m.
"Excuse me, but It seems to me that I
must have met you before. Arc you not
a brother or a near relative to Major
"No, I am Major GKbbe hlmBelf."
"Ah, Indeed, that explains the remarkable resemblance."—Tit-Bits.
At sea level an object 100 feet high is
visible a little over 13 miles. If 500 feet
high it is visible nearly 30 miles.
In many parts of France the coffin of
a peasant woman is borne to the grave
upon the shoulders of women.
Brigadier General Wiley.
Washington, May 23.—The president
gave positive assurances today of the appointment of General John Wiley of
Franklin, Pa., as brigadier general of volunteers. Both Wiley and General Gobin,
commander-in-chief of the G. A. R., have
been urged for placea
Money  for  Volunteers.
Washington, May 23,—The house today
passed the senate bill providing for the
payment of volunteers from their enrollment and authorizing the secretary of
war to pay the troops embarking for Manila one month in advance.
Navigation and Trading
Steamers "International" and "Albert*"
on Kootenay Lake and River.
Five-Mile Point connection with all
passenger trains of N. & F. S. R. R. to
and from Northport, Rossland and Spokane. Tickets and baggage checked to all
I'nited States points.
Leave Kaslo for Nelson and way points,
daily, except Sunday, 5:45 a. m. Arrive
Northport 12:15 p. m.; Rossland, 3:40 p.
m.; Spokane, 0 p. m.
Leave Nelson for Kaslo and way points
daily, except Sunday, 4:35 p. m.   I*eave
Spokane, 8 a. m.; Rossland, 10:30 a. ni ;
Northport, 1:50 p. m.
Leave Nelson for Kaslo, etc., Tuesday,
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
at 8:30 a. m.: arrive Kaslo, 12:30 p. m.
Leave Kaslo for Nelson, etc., Monday,
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday,
4 p. m.| arrive Nelson, 8 p. m.
Leave Kaslo Saturday 4 p. in.; arrive
Boundary midnight; arrive Bonner's Ferry Sunday 10:30 a. m.
Leave Bonner's Ferry Sunday 1 p. m.;
arrive Boundary Sunday j p. ui.; arrive
Kaslo Sunday 10 a. m.
Chme connection at Bonner's Ferry with
trains eaatboiind, leaving Spokane 7:40
a. m., and westbound arriving Spokane
7 p. m.
0. ALEXANDER, Gen. Manager.
Kaslo. B. C. Oct.  1, 1807.
Oregon   Passed   narbadoes.
London, May 21.—A dispatch from Bar-
badoes, dated Friday, says:
The American battleship Oregon arrived yesterday. All well. She took aboard
600 tone of coal and sailed today. Her
destination ia not known here.
(Barbadoen is 600 or 700 miles fi .-n
Puerto Rico, according to the course .a-
A peace paper estimates that the war
will cost this country $400,000,000. Our
losses over the Cuban question would
goon have reached that figure If wo had
avoided hostilities and shirked our duty.
—St. Louis Ok/be-Democrat.
The front end of the great glacier of
Alaska presents a wall 500 feet high, and
its breadth varies from three to ten miles,
while its length is 150 miles.
Is the comfortable and most direct route
to all points East To 1 _ciflc coaat and
trans-Pacific points. To the rich mining
districts of
New Tourist Car service daily to St.
Paul. Daily (except Tuesday) to eastern
Canadian and United States points. Magnificent Sleeping and Dining Cars on all
Daily connection   (excepting  Sunday)
via Rosebery; 8:05 a. m. leaves Silver-
ton, arrives 4:30 p. m.
Ascertain present reduced rates and full
information by addressing nearest local
agent, or
W. S. CLARK, Agent, Silverton.
Trav. Pass. Agt., Nelson.
Dist. Pass. Agt., Vancouver.
See our Klondike Map and Folder THE TORNADO IN ARKANSAS.
Iteporls of Destruction Are ComlnR
In Slowly.
This is
It will
Your Appetite,
Purify and
Vitalize Your Blood, Overcome That
Tired   Feeling.      Get    a   bottle   of
Hood's   Sarsaparilla   and   begin   to
take it TODAY, and realize the great
good it is sure to do you.
Hood's Sarsaparilla
]•) America's Greatest Medicine. AU druggl-it-i.
Nan  Francisco's   Knthnsiastlc   Welcome to the Cltlsen Soldiers.
Son Francisco, May 21.—Over 3000 volunteers arrived this morning from eastern states. All night long trains bearing
the troops were rushed into Oakland, the
last section arriving about 7 this morning.
When the men arrived inside of the
hay they were taken in charge by the ladies of the Red Cross society, who hud
been up all night preparing refreshments
for them. Each man waa served with
sandwiches and coffee and presented with
a California rose. Thc men were overwhelmed with kindness and gave cheer
upon cheer for tne society.
As they inarched up Market street on
their way to their camping grounds, they
were given a reception by thousands of
|H-o|ile who lined tho sidewalks. Flags
were waved and as they paused the street
corners the soldiers wero showered with
There ore now 11,000 of Uncle Sam's
men now quartered in the city and about
6000 more are scheduled to arrive next
The Nebraska volunteers are fortunate
in that they brought 10 days' rations.
Hence there ha* been no opportunity for
complaint in the serving of meals at
proper hours. The men assigned to duty
in the cook's department were not forced
to forage for combustibles and in this
respect the Nebraskans have furcd better
than most of the volunteers when they
liii-tt arrived.
Want   Service   Willi   Merritt.
Washington, May Ul.—Colonel Russell
B. Harrison has submitted a petition to
the department asking that the 150th
Indiana be assigned to service in the I'ril-
Senator Teller has also pre<cnted a request of the Colorado infantry to lie sent
with General Merritt.
Fayettevllle, Ark., May 22.-A tornado
passed through a itortlon of northwest
Arkansas Friday, doing Immense danuige
to property. Reports or the destruction
are coming In slowly and It Is feared
that later details will add many names
to the death list. The storm came from
the Houtiheast, passing through tne fruit
belt of the Ozark region and toward tha
southern part of Benton county spend-
tni Its force In the White river valley
I'jverythlng In its path was destroyed,
nie greatest damage done was near Elm
Springs and Lowell. At Kim Springs
houses were lilown down, orchards destroyed and stock killed. One man, who
hud sought safety In a cellar was killed
by the cellar caving In.
Two miles from Kim springs a man
mimed lUHIngsworth and Ms wife were
"tilled. Their house was destroyed and
they were crushed to death 'by debris.
A mile away a farm house occupied by
nn Italian family was wrecked and the
Inmates were Instantly killed. Twenty
houses, are reported blown away In the
vicinity of Kim Springs, but details have
not been received. The storm was lew
sivere In Crawford county, but life was
test near Smith. A Mrs. Nest-it died from
fright while the gale was at Its fiercest.
The house of W. S. Kimrtbrough near
Spilngdale was blown down and Ktms-
brough was Instantly killed. Several other farm houses were Mown down near
Sprlngdule and from six to eight persons
were more or less seriously wounded.
Some damage was also done at Rogers
and Salmon Springs.
We are asserting in the courts our right to th»
exclusive use of the word "CASTORIA," and
'* riTCHKR'S CASTORIA," as our Trade Mark
I, Dr. Samuel Pitcher, of Hyannls, Massachusetts
was the originator of " PITCHER'S CAS TORIa,"
tb - saint: that has borne and does now bear tbe
fcc-simile signature of CIIAS. H. FLETCHER o»
every wiapper. This is the original" PITCHER'S
CASTORIA" which has been used in the homer
of the mothers of America for over thirty years
Look Carefully at the wrapper and see that it ll
(he kind you have always bought, and has the
signature of CIIAS. H. FLETCHER on the
Wrapper. No one has authority from me to use
My name except The Centaur Company of which
Chas. H. Fletcher is President.
March 8, .'*V7-        SAMUEL PITCHER, M.D.
When you are going from one room to
another to light gas, always carry two
matches. If you carry but one, lt will go
out; if you carry two, it won't.—Roxbury
Transports for Hough Hitlers. j
Oalveston, Mny 88.—Orders have lieen
received from Washington to charter the
hImiiii lighters Bessie and I-iura. The |
belief is prevalent here Hint the lighten
will Ik* used in transporting the horses of
the "rough riders;'' who are expected to
embark from here for Culm.
Present   for the Government.
Newport. It. I.. May 24.- ■■ Citizens have
inaugurated a movement for the purpoee
of having the. people of Rhode Island
build and equip the fastest torpedo boat
destroyer atlont and present it to the government.
Writing to Mrs. Plukham,
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Cnrluus Facts—Ilecurd of Crimes
nnd Casualties—Progress of Manufactories—Hellslous Notes.
It will eu»t $1,000,000 to feed the Indians on the various reservations.
The harbor of Sun Francisco has been
thoroughly mined during tlie past two
The railroad men in California have
started a fund to build a battle-ship for
the government.
In Havana meat is $2 a pound and coffee 25 cents a cup. First-class restaurants are guarded hy troops.
A heavy rainfall at Key West has filled
the cisterns and averted a wter famine
among the troops.
J. S. Collins, a prominent resident of
Topeka, Kan., was mysteriously murdered
in bed ut his home.
Edward Hellamy. author und humanitarian, died Sunday ut. his home in Chic-
opee, Mass., in the 4t)th year of his age.
Three hundred persons have been executed in Puerto Rico on charge of treason.
Many families are fleeing to the interior.
Weyler and the Carlists and Republican leaders are deliberately planning to
bring on a revolt in Spain.
A warning to all local boards of health
in Pennsylvania against the danger of
smallpox has been sent out by the state
board of health.
Foal is getting scarcer every day in
Havana and the insurgents threaten to
cut off the water supply.
Tlie Philippine insurgent chief Aguin-
iildo has issued a proclamation to his followers at Manila to obey the orders of
Admiral Dewey.
Spaniards at Manila refuse to submit to
the Americans and Admiral Dewey is unwilling to Imluhiird the town. He hopes
to sturve them out.
Great Britain has as many war vessels
in Asiatic waters as France, Russia and
Germany combined, and they are far more
modem and powerful.
Many wealthy Philippine families are
going back to tho islands from Hong
Kong and are taking the oath of allegiance to the United States.
Jiuues O. Ijongstreet son of General
James A. Ijongstreet, has just been commissioned as second lieutenant in a battery of light artillery at Atlanta, Go-
Joseph Leiter, Uie phenomenal grain
manipulator of Chicago, has announced
thnt lie will retire from the business when
lie has sold out his cash holdings.
Several decided improvements have been
added to the plans of four new monitors
for our navy which will render them practically indestructible except by torpedoes.
Correspondence outlining the whole
scheme for revolution in Italy has been
seized by the police at the residence of
Mme. Kulicieff, the noted Nihilist in
The restoration of Independence hall,
Philadelphia, has progressed so rapidly
tliat it is expected the formal opening of
the historic structure can be held on the
Fourth  of July.
Thc Mexican minister at Washington
has been informed hy his government that
Mexico has taken all necessary precautions to prevent Spanish filibustering cx-
[icditions from invading Texas.
Packing and shipping firms oi Chicago
huvc asked congress to impose retaliatory
duty against France on account of rates
fixed by that country en hud and sausage from the I'nited States.
The house of representatives has adopted thc resolution to submit to the states
a proposition to amend the couslitution
»o as to provide for the election of senators
by a direct vote of the people.
Spanish refugees recently arrived in Jamaica, from Havana say that poor people
are dying of starvation iu Havana while
even the soldiers lire wretchedly fed. Raw
food costs in the niarket about |6 pet day
for a single person.
A New York dispatch says that in consequent* of the lack of greenbacks treasury notes and silver certificates the United States is paying out gold over the
counter as well us settling its debit balance at the clearing house in gold.
The navy department it is said, will
not send coal to the Philippines, us it is
probable that IVwey has all he needs.
It is known that there was a large amount
of coal stored ut Manila and this must
have been captured by Dewey.
Tho Puinton electric boat, it is claimed,
will accomplish the feat of crossing the
Atlantic in three days. The speed claimed
is forty knot* an hour. Thc noise incident to steamship machinery will, it is
said, bo dono away witli", and the saving
in coal bo one-half. The ten propellers
will be screws driven by dynamos.
According to un old docket in the possession of a Maine justice of tho pence
Admiral Dewey was oneo fined $25 for
thrashing a drunken murine who liuit
sought aSjuurrel with him during a visit
to the navy yard at Portsmouth. Dewey
paid the $25 cheerfully, remarking that it
wns worth that much to havo hud the
pleasure of thrashing such a disgrace to
the United States navy.
A cablegram from London states that
tho "Mio mile paced record of llM 3-5,
hrld jointly by Kddio McDutllc of Boston
and J. W. Stocks of Kngland, hns Ix-cn
broken by J, Piatt Ik'tts, who but recently returned from Australia. 'Jhe now
time is 1:35 flat
As tlie result of recent exchange.* between officials of tho stnto department
ut Washington and the French einl-asay
un agreeable understanding is said to
have been reached which gives assurance
of a continuance of the traditional friendship existing between tho United States
and France.
Damage to tho amount of $.150,000 was
caused at Toledo, Ohio, by a tire which
destroyed the six-story building at Superior and Jefferson streets, occupied by
Dowo 4. Snell. wholesale grocers. The
plant of the Toledo Blade, adjoining, was
considerably damaged.   The fulling of a
a.11 carried down Fireman Herman T.
ishop, Kiser Trepinski and Doc Wells,
ho are believed to have perished
i Paymaster General Stanton has reeom-
ended to Secretary' Alger the appoint-
lent of 18 additional paymasters for the
■my, in addition to tne 20 now in service.
enenil Stanton has also submitted esti-
ates aggregating $30,000,000 for the pay
1 the regular and volunteer army for the
x months beginning July 1 and ending
ecember 31, on the basis of the number
volunteers already called for and the
■gular army at its war strength.
Tlio public and the press at St. Peters-
urg are not evincing great interest in
io future of the Philippine islanus. Much
>stility is manifested towarus any
heme by which the United States, Great
ritain and Germany individually or
lintly are to have possession of the isl-
ids, and some of tho papers urge the
ussian government to endeavor to ob-
liu from Spain a lease of some of the
hilippine islunds in order that they may
■ive us a Hussion base in tlie Pacific.
The fight at Syaracuse, New York,
ivcen "Kid" McCoy and Gus Ruhlin, the
itter of Cleveland, resulted in a victory
>r McCoy after 20 rounds, 'iurcc thous-
nd persons were in the Alhombra where
ie fight was held. There was little being on the result and the showing made
y Ruhlin was a surprise. He stood a lot
f punishment and was always ready to
line back for more. He was apparently
trong at tlie finish. McCoy says he will
iow meet Goddard and then Choynski.
'here was a great difference in the weight
if tlie men McCoy, according to hio state-
nent, weighing 157 pounds, and Ruhlin,
iccording to Billy Madden, his manager,
ipping the scales at 180 pounds. Sixty
•er cent of the gate receipts are to" be
Ivided between the men, McCoy taking
5 per cent and Ruhlin 25 per cent in
ilace of a $2500 purse.
Thetroops of rough riders at Fori. Meade
ave orders to start for Chickamauga.
fully  10,000 peoplpe from the northern
ills cities visited tlie fort to say fiire-
s ell to their friends and relatives.
A great fire has broken out in the Zol-
cin mine in Prussia.    It is feared that
It least 45 miners hove perished.
V The Prix du Jockey Club (French der-
y), of $27,540, for 3-year-olds, 1} miles,
as run Sunday. Cardo-Fou was first,
•ex second and Cahabat third.
Robert J. Dodds, councilman from the
ourth ward, dropped dead while riding
is bicycle on the Lake Union path in
eattle, Wash, Mr. Dodds had been hav-
lg considerable trouble with his heart.
i nd to this is attributed his sudden death.
)' Thc U. S. S. Hist, formerly the yacht
liespia, has arrived at Newport, H. I., for
ie Rhode Island naval reserves, who arc
ilisting in the navy for patrol duty. She
founts five guns.
I The United States commerce destroyer
j'olumbia. which has been at anchor at
Vompkinsville, coaling nnd provisioning,
ifter a tour of duty with the North Atlan-
|ic patrol, has weighed anchor and pro-
jeeded to sea.
/ An epidemic of measles and pneumonia
pas broken out in the Fifth regiment of
Missouri volunteers at Jefferson barracks.
>ix patients arc in a dangerous condition
ind were removed to the city hospital to-
Troops Will Oo l.ater—Washington
Volunteers Not of the First Hi-kI-
■uents to Leave—Orearonlnns Will
iln-lli-Bulnr Army Boys Annum
Those Chosen.
"lie   Ureal   Waler-rny   to   Inlte   the
Atlantic  and   Pnclflc.
New York May 24.—A dispatch, to the
Vorld from Washington says:
■ongress will soon be called upon to decide the question of building a canal con-
recting the Atlantic and Pacific oceans,
thaimuin Davis of the senate foreign relit ions committee said:
"The need for action between the Atlantic and Pacific cun not be questioned,
(in* interests demand it.    With a canal
Irtween the two oceans we. would have
inthing to fear from  nn attack  on  our
lucitic const.   As it is it. would take us 00
days lo send our fleet around the Horn to
the Pacific coast cities.    With the canal
i e could dispuch men-of-war to San Fran-
bed from New York in 14 days.    With
i liberal appropriation—say $11X1,000,000
—a canal could  Im*  constructed  tnrough
S'iciiriigua that would be of great value
to this government for all time to come.
"The Maritime Canal Company, which is
Endeavoring  to  sell   its interests to the
government, started the canal some time
igo and considerable work was done, but
Hie hard times of 1802-93 came ulong and
struck  a death  blow  to the enterprise.
This company succeeded in getting certain
Iconcessions, which it still retains, and it
| is hut right that the United States should
[buy these concessions and pay the canal
I company for the work it has already done.
! I do not know Just how much it has accomplished, but 1 am lold that consider
I able excavating has been done on the Pa-
icifle side of the canal.   Tlie company has
some dredges, scows, etc., which we could
well afford to buy."
San Francisco, May IS!.—The Charleston
Is well on her way tQ Manila. The b'.g-
cruiser passed throuffh the Golden date
ut 8:30 this morning; after having been
anchored In. the stream all night. She adjusted her compasses at nn early hour
anil then passed up the bay through the
Raccoon straits und past the docks on the
northern frontage of the city. Every
steam vessel In the harbor blew nu revolr
to Captain Glass and his crew. None of
the forts in the harbor saluted the vessel but 'the demonstration mnde by the
6000 soldiers gathered at the Presidio wus
tremendous. When the vessel was sighted coming down the buy the soldiers gathered on the beuch to bid her bon voyage.
They lined the bench for a mile und cheer
upon cheer rung out from the men who
are to soon follow the Charleston to
the scene of Admiral Dewey's triumph.
The Charleston's big siren answered the
hoys on the bench time and time again
und the whistling was heard from one
end of the city to the other. Never tl.il
a wur vessel leaving this hurbor receive
such a send-off us was given the Charleston, which was the first of the American
fleet to be built on the Pacific coast. She
was launched from the Union Iron Works
In this city 10 yeurs ago and was one
of the "nest eggs" of the present American nnvy.
Washington   Boys   Left   Ont.
San Francisco, May 22.—Major General
Otis has issued the following general order:
"The First California and the Second
Oregon, United States volunteers, and one
battalion of the Fourteenth United Btates
infantry, and a detachment of California
heavy artillery consisting of en officer und
50 -nen, will constitute a brigade of the
expeditionary forces nbout to depart from
this port, and is placed under the command of Brigadier General Thomas M.
Anderson, United States volunteers. The
vessels designated to transport this command are the City of Pekin, the City of
Sydney and the Australia.
"The First California regiment will ship
on the Pekin tomorrow, the 23d inst..
at 8 a. m. The headquarters ariid two battalions of the Second Oregon regiment will
ship on the steamer Australia Tuesduy
morning, the 24th inst., reporting at Pier
No. 7,Ocean Steamship Company's dock,
at 8 a. m. The headquarters and a bat-
tallon of tho Fourteenth United States
Infantry, a battalion of tha Second regiment of heavy artillery will report at the
Pacltlc Ma'.l Company's wharf for shipment of Oregon and a detachment of tlie
California henvy artillery will report at
the Pacific Mall Company's wharf for
shipment on tbe City of Sydney at 8 a. m.
on the 2tth Inst. Orders affecting the
medical attendance of the troops, also
supply departments and concerning ihe
freighting of vessels have been or will
be Issued in due season, and executed
so that the vessels may immediately depart as soon as the troops are placed on
Gen.  Anderson's  Staff.
Snn Francisco. May 22—Brigadier General Anderson arrived today from Portland, Ore., and tomorrow will go on board
the steamer Australia, which is already
loaded with supplies and Is ready for the
reception of troops. He will have charge
of the advance brigade of the Manila expedition. He Is accompanied by Lieutenant Clark of the Fourteenth Infantry,
who is his aide-de-camp. Major J. It.
Jones, who came from Omaha, will be
the quartermaster of the expedition. M.i-
jor R. E. Thompson of the signal corps,
who arrived from Tampa, will be the
chief signal officer.
Arrival   of   Idaho   Troops.
Today's arrival of troops included two
battalions of the First regiment of Idaho.
They were received by the ladies of the
Red Cross Society. Many of the men
had no uniforms, some of them were
poorly dressed, but all of them looked
well. The fact Is that but two companies of the eight, that is to say, 16S men
out of tJ97. are fully equipped, and only
about 210 have Spring-Meld rifles, the others being unarmed. Still, though short
of the outward visible signs of the soldier they have a good supply of blankets
and enough to eat. Before marching
to Camp Richmond the men were presented with fruit and flowers galore.
in your pocket, if you buy
Schilling's Best baking powder, and use only one heap-
ing teaspoonful to a quart of
am explosive: voice.
"This na-*al engagement business Isn't
as funny ah It might be. I notice that a
•fchell entered one of the officer's stalo-
rooms ut Manila and burst there."
"I suppose iho oillccr woke up?"
"Very likely."
"Probably he dreamed It was his wifo
calling him."—Cleveland Pain Dealer.
State of Ohio, City of Toledo, Lucas Co., sn.
Frank J. Cheney makes oath that he Is the
senior partner o( the firm of F. J. Cheney ft
Co., doing tmsinesn In the City of Toledo, County and State aforesaid, and that Bald ili-m will
pay the turn of ON 10 HUNDRED DOLL.AKS
for each and every case of Catarrh that can
not be cured by the use of Kail's Catarrh Cure.
Sworn and subscribed to before me and subscribed in my presence, this 6th day ol December, A.  D.  1886. A.  W.  OLEASON.
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Hull's Family Pills ure the heat.
The first printing press in Uie United
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Missouri Soldiers Killed and Fatally
Injured  lu n Train Wreck.
**:i>r>   That   He   Located   Cervern   nt
Santiago de Cuba.
New York, May 21.—A Wushlngton dls-
jmteh to tte World snys:
Secretary Ijong hns received a cable-
urum from Heat Admiral Sampson announcing that his scouts had located the
Cupe Verde fleet at Santiago de Cuba.
The message was sent from a cable
station In the West Indies, nnd Indicated
thnt tho American commander was close
on the heels of the Spaniards.
Secretary Ixirug Immediately summoned
the members of the strategy board.
Knowing thut Rear Admiral Sampson
could be depended upon to prevent Admiral t'rvera from sailing, orders were
dispatched to Commodore Schley ut Key
West to put to sea. The commander of
tho flying si-iindron'B Instructions were
to suli around Culm to the west nnd to
Mud Ccrvera's fleet nnd capture or destroy lt.
Commodore Schley was Instructed to
use his utmos-t endeavors to prevent the
S|*nulsh fleet from entering the harbor
of Cienfuegos or Hnvuna. Rear Admiral
Sumiison nnd Commodore Schley were
Informed ns  lo each other's movements.
It Is expected thnt Rear Admiral Sump-
son will come up with Admiral Ccrvera
tlrst. It Is Impossible to state with accuracy what s>hlps Rear Admiral Sampson und    ommiKlore Schley hnve In their
respective squadron*!
Chattanooga. May 21. — One man is
dead and two fatally injured as a result
of the wreck this morning on the railway
between Chattanooga and the volunteer
camp at Chickamauga. The dead and injured ull belong to the First regiment
of Missouri volunteer infantry. Thc list
of fatalities:
George Walker, artificer, Ooiriphny D,
Alfred Lane, private, both legs broken,
will die.
Ilaivard Railnski, privote, leg broken,
internally  injured,  will  die.
K. R. Richards, first lieutenant Company H, badly cut about the arms und
There were many others badly, but not
fatally injured.
Thc military train wns standing on the
track just beyond the crossing of the
Kelt Line, half mile from Rossville. It
wits crashed into by the regular southbound passenger train, thc locomotive of
which jammed into the horse car of the
rear of the military trnin and completely
wrecked this and the bnggagc enr, which
wns the next one forward. The killed
and badly injured men were all on the
horse car. The horses of thc officers, valuable animals, were all killed.
The forward coach of the military train
was badly shaken up, hut none of the occupants were injured.
Presldrntlal   Nominations.
Washington. May 23.—The president hns
nominated William W. Rockhfll, of the
District of Columbia, to he minster to
lirccce, Boumanla and Serviti, and
Koundsville Wildinun of Oilifornia, now
consul nt Hong Kong, to lie consul general at   Hong  Kong.
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The pity of Damascus, in Syria, is so
ancient that no record of its origin can
be discovered in any written histories.
Plso's Cure for Consumption Is the best
of all cough cures.—George W. I.otz,
Fabucher, La., August 26, 1895.
Few  natives of India eat more than
twice a day, and thousands only once.
A powder to be shaken into the shoes.
At this season your feet feel swollen, nervous, and hot, and get tired easily. If you
have smarting feet or tight shoes, try
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A sponge with thc great circumference
of 5 feet 0 inches has been taken from the
waters of Biscajnu Bay, Forida.
No person in Norway may spend more
than three pence at one visit in a public
Both tlie method and results when
Syntpof Figs is taken; it is pleasant
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wishes to try it Do not accept an?
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Best Paint for Dealer or Consumer.
Color Cards Sent Free.
Cleveland Oil. Paint Mfg. Co.,
inii.oiio   Mustered   In.
Washington, Maj  -23.—The mutt-ring
flgurea received at. tho war depnrtment
show up to tlii* time KM'.fXlO volunteers
have, taken the oath of allcpiance to support the United states government
Lucifer matches were llrst mnde nearly 711 years ago.
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Tn the sad death of William 0. Mc
Kinnon,   Silverton  loses one   of he
most prominent business men and on
of her most popular citizens.  Mr. McKinnon identified himself in tho welfare of Silverton since the town started, and was  known   and   univeraall*
liked by aii in the   community.     M
McKinnon  wns   a  native   of Princ
Edward Island,   and   came into  th
Slocan   from   Arizona in  181)1.    Ii
the fall cf that year formed a partnership   with   Wm.  Hunter and enterei
into business in New   Denver   unde
the firm name of Hunter St McKin
non, a name that is known throughou
the Slocan for honesty and fair deal
ings.    During   the   existence   of thi
firm stores were established  by   thee
iu Silverton, Three Forks and Sandot
The steamer W. Hunter was built   b
the firm, and the townsite of Silvertoi
purchased. About a year ago the part
nership was dissolved and Mr. McKinnon entered into the firm  of McKin
non & Oo,   The deceased left Silvertoi
surae months ago for the Klondyke anl
has been in  constant   coramunicatioi
with his relatives here  since, a lette*
having   been   received   only about i
week ago.
Fine View of the Lake.
Up to Date Service.
fire Insurance and General Agents,
£VSole agent for Silverton Townsite,
8ILVERT0N, 3. 0.
SILVERTON.   ■'-   ,  -       -      B. G
N oticb is hereby given that the annua
examination ol candidates for certificate s
61 qualification to teach in the Public
Schools of tho Province will be held ii6
follows, commencing on Monday, July
4th", 1808, at 8:45 a. ra. :-
Victoria"...In   South   Park    School
Vancouver. In High fchool Building.
Kamloops ..In Public SchoollBuilding.
• Each applicant must 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 he will attend.
'Every notice of intention to bo;an
applicant' must be accompanied with
Satisfactory testimonial of moral character.
Candidates are notified that all of tbe
above requiremcuts must be fudllcd
before their applications can be filed.
Alljrandidates for First Class, Grade A,
('."■■'tificates, including Graduates, must
attend in Victoria to tako the subjects
prescribed for Juty I3»)i and 14th
instants, and to undergo required oral
8. D. POPE.
Superintendent of Education.
Education Office,
Victoria, May 4th,   1898.
i ir       i .      i i-—-_■■_—_ 1 -■- — ■   — ..i ■ __,
Parties cutting wood on the property
of theSilverton Townsite, or removing
same will be prosecuted. Squatters are
also warned not to trespass on said property. '
by Cross & Co., Agents.
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It was unfortunate that one of tb
principal features of our celebratioi
day should have turned out as it dii,
i. e. the drilling contest. Had t
happened in somo town distant fron
the mines and depending on stock-
raising and agriculture for its suppor,
it would not have been so bad, bit
even then it would have been ridicule*.
That it has happened on a celebratioi
day in a town, that boasts of being tie
principal mining camp in a prosperois
mining country is sad, very sai.
Tbat it was no fault of the miners i
easily to be seen and readily explainej,
The whole sum and substance of tie
matter is, that a contest was called f>r
for a double-hand drilling contest ina
country where nodwiblo hand work s
called for in any of the mines. 3*
although this country abounds witi
first claas miners and hamraers-mei,
many of whom were on the grounds m
spectators and who would gladly ente-
into thi competition if it had beenj
for single hand   drilling, the    contest
better representative than W. Hunter,
the pioneer merchant of the Slocan.
The Nelson Tribune announces that
Robert Green of Kaslo, one of the
most popular men in the Riding, will
run in the interests of the opposition
but Mr. Green as yet has not made
public his intentions. The Tribune
is devoting much of its editorial space
to the Slocan Riding. David King and
D. R. Young are called by this extra
Slocan sheot, traitors to the district for
advocating J. L, Retallack candidacy
We would prefer to have it enlighten
us on the Nelson situation and allow
us to fight out the Slocan election
Ah things are at present it is difficult
for tho Slocan lake voters to tell just
where they are at. A few days from
now the political situation promises to
be clearer.
Should a candidate be brought out
from this section of tho Slocan tho
probabilities are that he wilt run as an
If we, of the Slocan lake country,
cannot develops a man, willing to run,
that is strong enough to carry the
ensuing election, by a good big majority, let us rally under the standard of
a man who has the good of the whole
Riding at heart, irrespective of what
part of the riding ho may hail from.
Lot the Slocan lake people be unanimous in their support of a candidate,
be he whom he may, providing he is
an honest upright man and capable of
fully representing the whole district
and not a part or portion of it, Let
us make sure wc are right then go in
as one man and win, hands down.
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(J The  Best  Spring   Medicine
making Pure Blood
See that you get the GENUINE
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for the
The Only Real Mining Paper
Published On The Lake-
F. Pyman is again
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all classes of
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ST. P37,£_iaa.
N-pW-DENVER, B, 0.
NOTICE.- "Cliff and Cliff Fraction"
Mineral Claims; situate in the Slocan
Mining Division of West Kootenay
District. Where located;—On the
North side of Four-Mile creek adjoining the "Standard" Mineral Claim.
Take notice tliat I, Francis J. O'Reilly
of Silverton, as agent lor E. M. Sandi-
lands, Free Minor's Certificate No. 66121,
intend sixty days from tlio 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 37, must be commenced
before the issuance of such Certificates
of Improvements.
Dated this  9th day of May, 1893.
Francis J. O'Reilly
What Dr. A. E. Baiter 8ays.
Buffalo, N.Y.—Gents:—From my personal knowledge, gained in observing
tho effect of your Sliiloh's Cure in cases
of advanced Consumption, I am prepared to sav it ia the most remarkable
Remedy that has ever been brought to
my attention. It has certainly saved
many from consumption.   Bold at
The Silverton Drug Store, t
Stop that Cougb I Take warning. It
may lead to Consumption. A 25u bottle
of shiloh's Cure may save your life.
Sold at
Tbe Silverton Drug Store, t
Ed Nelson has a few copies of Oeil vle's
Official Guide to tbe Klondyke. issued
by the direction ol the Dominion Government, for sale. t
was not entered into.    But miners at
like everyone else; they do not wish t>
get up before a crowd to make them
selves   ridiculous.   Having   had    n
show to practice; all their work callir ■
for but single hand work, or   time t)
choose partners   let    alone    practk ■
striking, changing drills,   and gettiie
used to "each   others ways, thiyweje
not able to  enter   into   the   contes.
Consequently the miners   were practicably barred out and  only   the boj i
fiom the Enterprise mine entered, an
they did very well considering the roc;
and conditions,they have nothing to t'
ashamed   of.    The  plea    wa3   madi
before the program was made out, whe i
a single-hand contest   was  sug^cstecl,
that it was not   tho   custom   of thi
country.   It   seems   to   us   that th
country is a little young to have formed]
such cast iron customs.    T he  cendi
tionsthnt coverthis section are entirely/
diffeient from those   governing Ross-/
land and many other camps and should
be taken   into   consideration.       Tin)
action taken by tha judges  under the
circumstances was perfectly just and
proper, but it is lamentable that such
action was  made  necessary.
It "is to bo sincerly hoped that the
Lieutenant Governor of this Province
will appoint 'good practical mining
men to represent British Columbia at
the Mining Convention, to be held at
Salt Lake City, Utah, next July
These C .inventions of mine owners aud
those interested in the mining and
reduction of the metals as encountered
and carried on in the Rocky iUouu-
tain region uf America, have resulted
in a large amount of good, both to the
miio.-s and mine owners. Tbey have
been instrumental iu the encourage
ment of iho industry and thedevelope
] ment of new districts. All matters of
interest ^o or appertaining to the
industry of mining and smelting are
discussed by practical and competent
men, gathered together from all over
the mining regions cf North America.
A delegation from British Columbia
will bo well received and listened to,
and it is to be hoped that this country
will be well and ably represented.
The feeling that this side of the
Slocan Riding should have a candidate
in the forthcoming elections is daily
growing stonger on the lake and we
confidently expect to see some one of
our local champions arise to contest
the seat with the Ka.ilo candidates.
The question to be settled now is,
are we strong enough to oppose tho
canidates from Kaslo? This is perhaps
the most widely discussed question in
this section of the Riding and if it
should bo decided in the affirmative
there will bo no difficulty in securing
a candidate. New Denver is prepared
to present two of ber strong men, both
anxious to become demagogues, Silver-
ton has, in William Hunter, probably
tho strongest man on the lake and no
doubt Slocan City could produce a
candidate, should the occasion arise.
Should it be deemed advisable for
tho Slocan Lake district of this Riding
to placo a candidate in tho field, we
know of no ono calculated to make n
If the New Denver Lodge voices
the sentiments cf the citizens of New
Denver, it would oppear that lh»y
after accepting of the open hospitality
of the people of Silverton, then go
back home tend spread such malicious,
unkind and uncalled for report!1 as appear in the Lodge. Such malicious
statements as these aro what make
friction between neighboring towns
and cause loss of trade to the business
men. It is with regret tliat we see
in this article the antagonistic feeling
that tho Denverites bear towards the
Silvertonian's, if their sentiments are
voiced by the Ledge. But we did not
expect to be taken by tho hand and
stabbed as soon as we turned our back
It was a confidence game well  played.
A decided improvement to the
looks of our town would be a coot of
paint on tho Townsito Company's
building, as it stands at present it is
an eye sore. How about the citizens
offering to contribute any surplus that
the committee may havo loft over from
the celebration, to the conpany if they
will paint it,
A letter received in town from Pasco
says that James Cameron, formerly editor of the Silvkhtohian, was an applicant
for the army sent to the Philllplnes. Mr.
Cameron enlisted in Spokane and journeyed with the volunteers to Tacoma.
But stern fate in the guise of an army
surgeon decided tbat Jimmy wsb not
possessed of the physical powers necessary for a soldier. When last heard of
Mr. Cameron was still in Tacoma.
Karl's Clover Root Tea, for Constipation it'* tbo best anil if nfter using it i-ou
don't say so, return the package and'.ret
your money.    Sold at
Ilie Silverton Drug Store. +
On Tuesday morning W. Beatty and
Gns'Lofstedt, both of Kaslo, had an altercation over -.he payment of a dog tix
which Beatty, the official dog catcher
demanded. Beatty became enraged in
the argument and drawing a knife stabbed Lofstedt three time before his victim could defend himself. Beatty is noiv
under arrest.
A clergyman who is fond of dogs benight
a couple of pups of rare breed and left
them with a dog fancier lo train. On
returning home one day be found his
wife abetted by her mother, about to
quit the house and apply for a divorce,
on the basis of the following telegram
from the dog fancier, which had come
for him a few hours before: "The little
darlings are doing well ami looking lovely.    Seud-mouey for their lonrd."
A letter received in town from John
■I'opbnm, says he has several good claims
in the northern part of the Reservation.
John is daily expecting tbe opening of
the southern part of the Reservation,and
will be among the first to rush into the
green pastures nf tbat now forbidden
Montana's mineral output for the year
1897, bas just been most carefully investigate! by Eugene Braden in charga
of tbe United States Assay office a(
Helena Montana and found to be 153,954,-
675. which is $3,222,576. in excess of any
previous year. He also reports nearly
all the big silver producing mines, such
as tbo Peerless Jennie, Iron Mountain,
Granite Mountain and others of similar
character with a few exception- as being
On May 17th. bido were opened al
Trail and tbe effers submitted telegraphed to Montreal, Tbe bids were tor the
construction of 100 milt's of railway to
from Robson to Midway, iu thcBoiiniiary
Creek country. Tha contract will be le*
by tho 1st. June, some very prominent
railway contractors wore among the
bidders notably MoKiiuiie A Mann, Jas
I'onpour Boomer, f'oter Larson, Winter
4 Parsons and W. It. McFranie. TheC-
1'. It. intends not to be behind band in
the race for Boundary Creek bu.-iness.
The force at
tbe   Baltimoro  is   being
Ralph Gillette has gone up tn work at
tbe Comstock.
D. K. McDonald bas gone up to do
developeme'jt work on tha Lancaster.
Work is being done on tbe Horseshoe
and Black King, Sam Watson in charge.
Under the new management 50 men
have been laid o fiat the I.e Roi ini„e at
The new crusher fur the Payne is to
be placed in the ore house at thn foot of
the tramway, Water power is to be
Tho Cariboo Gold Mining Company,
operating in Camp McKinney has just
paid its 18 dividend amounting to $1(5.000
m iking a tot: 1 paid to date of $204,965.
Charles Larsen, foreman of tho Comstock Mines, made a visit to Nelson last
week, bo spent most of his time tramping
slide-rock, in looking after somo mining
The Satoras claim on Goat mountain,
has been purchased by Dave Biomner
and N. F. Mi-Naught of Silverton, it is
said to be a fine showing and somo rich
ore has been found on it,
Frank Watson passed through Silver-
ton last Wednesday evening on hie way
to Rossland. lie expects to return to
Silverton in a fow days to look after big
mining interests here.
Anderson & Brady are kopt busy
these days furnishing saddle horses for
tbe miners, and packing up supplies for
tho many prospectors, but they have a
complete outfit and can meet the demand.
The No.2 or longest tunnel on tho
Enterprise Is now in 800 fast, thero is a
continuous streak ot clean ore that "will
average 14 inches the whole length of
this drift. About 600 feet in is an up-
raiso that is now up 115 feet and shows a
slreak of clean ore 16 inches in width
W. 8, Stratton. the Cripplo Creek
mine-owner, says he is greatly opposed
to the mining stock business as it is at
presont conducted and considers it injurious to mining interests. He believes
it would bo better if brokers and investors turned their nttention to developint*
mines instead of juggling stocks.-
Western Mining Journal.
New Denver turned out well at the
Silyertou celebration and was heartily
welcomed by the Silverfoniant. On the
first boat for Silverton tbo New D.-nver
agent robl 105 tickets. Besides these a
Urge number walked and rode down.
The Townsite Company members were
on hand, as usual, to entertain our visitors at the celebratio-.
For Constipation tnko Karl's Clover
Root Tea, the great Blood Purifier Cures
Headache, Nervousness, Eruptions of
the (ace, and muke3 the head as clear as
a hell.   Sold at
The Silverton Drun Store, t
Following is a complete list of the
mining transactions recorded during the
week fur the Slocan Mining Division:
May 17—Emma Fraction,  New  Denver, 8 T Walker
Attilla, Three Forks, Ernest Harrop
Jessie and Hartland, Wilson, W B
Cropp, R N Cook
May 18— Silverton Bell, near Silverton
G A McTaggait, D Nicholson
Avelyn, Read Robertson gulch, Annie
Horton ' T
Bertha, Goat mountain, W L Bragg,
Win E Mclnnis
Mammoth, Carpenter, Anthony McGinty
Mav 19—Snnw Fluke, New Denver, i
C Butler, W D McMillan
I'orto Rico, Howson, Ablator Grant
Manilla, same, C J I.ocwon
May 20— Alberta,Carponter,R Straog-
Soho Fraction, McGuigan, M R W
Round Tower, Neil ck, W D Mitchell
Alex McKay
Concord, Carpenter, Chaa French
jMay 21— Aniiaudale.same. L R Forbes
Robl McDonald
I.orra, same, L R Forbes
Felix Fractional, M E Bragdoo, Thos
Avieon, U Skerran, H Clever
May 17-
-St Charlos, Comiskey, Horse,
May 18—I.alla Rook
Mav 19—St   Lawrence,   Iron   Mask
Aberdeen, Alice, Mary
May 20—Examiner, Ma Scott
May 21—Keno
May 26—Lakeview
May 17—Kiogsley >„', Frank Hanson
to Win Coulter
Okanagan Chiof %, Frank Jobson to
Thos Hurteau, May 9, $350
Same V, same to Ernest Harrop, May
o, no
May 19—Alpha, Lakeview No ^.Lake-
view Fraction, % in each, Wm Kyte to,
WLGThomas, Jan 5
May 20-New Park, Robt G Tallow to
Frank Owen, May 9
May 21—Turria X. Wm W Dines to
David Bremner, May 11
Mav 25—Lakeview %, Sandy Cameron
to HP Christie, Juno ft, loO
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