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The Silvertonian Feb 26, 1898

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Work on the Wakefield Begins March
First With a Small Force.
Superintendent Thomas Wow In Vancouver Ferfeotfng Arrangements-Mr.
Kneebone 81 IU at the Fidelity.
1>. Bremner returned from the
Wakefield mine yesterday, and announces his intention of putting men
to work there at once. Mr. Bremner
made the trip on snowshoes, and finds
the atcent by that means comparatively easy.       J
He informed the Silvbrtokiai reporter that the mine is in excellent
condition, aod looking fine. A large
bunch of ore was run into just before
work was stopped iast fall in tho face
of the drift.
He will at present employ only a
small force, but this will be largely
increased as soon as transportation is
made less difficult As soon as they
have enough ore in sight to justify the
n--.ir.iisc, a onncentrator will be built
this summer.
Mr. Bremner ia confident that Bilverton will be one of the busiest towns
in Kootenay this summer, and is
hound eventually to be one of the
liett camps In the country. He predicts that tho payroll of our mines
this year will be double that of any
other previous season.
Mr. Bremner denic. tho report thst
tho Vancouver, Comstock and Wakefield arc to join in building a concentrator.      	
It is an assured fact that Silverton is
to have atloa*t one concentrator this
summer. The mine 'at which this concentrator ia to be built is the Comstock,
ai>4 Superintendent Thomas is now on
his "way to Vancouver to discuss the
•rojoct with the directors
l'lm concentrator is to lie built on
Fennel creek, abjut a mile and a half
klow the mine, ami is to 1 ■<> modem
and np-to-dale In all respect-. The
talked of concentrator for the Wnkeheld
i) not ye* certain to be built, hut it is
r in •!ed among mining men that the
Vancouver aud Wakefield aro to join in
having one.
Development work on a grand settle is
to he done at the Comstock UiU summer.
Work is to be started across tin* creek
from Ihe present working, and that
wound thoroughly opened up. Uuder
S'l'ieiintendont Thomas' able management, this property promises great
tilings for the future.
B. Kneebone was interviewed at the
Fidelity mine by a Fii.vkrtoni \n man
on Tuesday, and asked as to the report
that he had abandoned his contrnct
*»iih the Fidelity Mining Co, Mr.
Kneebone said that he had read the re-
|>ort of oar interview with A. Williamson, ol the company, but thought that
his announcement regarding the throw-
iniiupof the contract was a littlo premature. Heaaid: "I hive not thrown
»P the contract, and do not intend to. I
am working nine men instead ol the six
I agreed to work, snd we will stay in
'iii-session of tho Fidelity until our contract is com pieted. I received notice
to vacate the premises, but you will notice I am still here."
was, however, by tho presenco of mind
of our fellow townsman turned into
naught, Quickly leaping tho rail, safety
was sought among the crowd of rubbernecks, congregated around, and ho was
heard to remark, as he fled:
"He who flirts and runs away
will live to flirt another day."
The arrest ol Jack Doyle, alias Jack
8ulllvan, was mado last Wednesday.
He was captured by a Mounted Polico-
man about thirty miles from Kuskanook.
He was arraigned boforo Judge Sproat
on Friday, and sent down for trial. Tho
inquest on the body of his victim shows
that the bullet passed directly through
the heart, striking the back bone and
glancing down into the hip. The murderer eiprosses no rejjret at tha tragedy
and appears unmoved by his critical
G. W. Hughes came to the city Thursday and reported a phenomenal lin-l al
the Idaho. The minors entered an old
tunnel that had been abandoned, and
after driving a couple of feet farther they
struck a seam .of prodigious proportions
—one they have difficulty in handling
because of tbe caving of the walls, they
being distended by the lead so much on
either side.
Samples of the find were placed hi'tlio
hands of Assayer Wilson, and it is fully
behoved one sample of exceedingly rich
galena will go 300 ounces, and another
of rich galena and copper is likely to
reach 1,000 ounces. In a very fdiort
time assays will bo completed, tho tunnel will be further pierced and a better
estimate of the value of the discovery
will be easily made. In the mean time
the company feel they have struck it
rich—Sandon Review.
Rossland's winter carnival, which was
held on Friday and Saturday last, was a
great success. In the athletic contests,
Rossland vanquished Neltou ut hockey
by six goals to one, and Sandon defeated
Nelson by two goals to nil. In cOrllng
bonspiel, Mr. McArthut's Rossland link
heat Nelson hy 12 Points to,fonr. Mr,
Smith's Rossland rink was defeated by
Sandon, by a score of 11 points to S.
The ski race fer the ChampioDShtp ol
Canada, down Rod .Y.ountain, a distance of a mile and a half, with a <!■• -
cent of 2,0ij0lct,t, was won by O. J eld ■
aess. who cariied away the inagnifloenl
i-ilver trophy presented by tho Bun. C.
H. Mackintosh. A masquerade ball
closed the carnival. On the last day, in
the final hockey mulch, Rossland de-
leated Sandon by 11 goals to 1.
In response to the notice in the Sn.-
vkhtoman, calling for samples, we are
glad to say, that the mining men are
bringing them in liberally. W. S. Clark
informs us that ho his made arrangements for these samples to ho placed on
exhibition in the Hotel Vancouver, Van
"Oliver, the depot at Revelstoke, and
"ie Union ststion at Winnipeg. Mr.
Olark wants tho world to know of the
richness of our mines, and evoryono
iliould belp his laudablo aim. 8ome
heautiful specimens .have been handed
in, and it is to our advantage to see that
every mine is represented in the several
-roups of specimens exhibited.
One of our most promlnont society
men was the victim of a gun play at
*he wharf last Wednesday. He was
'""versing with one of the lady passengers on board the Slocan and reck'd no
•'anger. Hearing a stop behind him
be withdrew his gone Irom the smiling
ace of his companion, and to his horror
looked straight into the muzzle of a gun
held within a fow inches of his head.
tll'it mightInvo been a serious ail'nir,
Toronto, Ont., Feb., 21.—The Globe's
Ottowa correspondent in closing an article dealing with the growth of the mining interests iu Southern BritishColuin-
Liaand ol nickel production in Ontario,
after referiing to the agitation hi various
quarters for export dutios says: "The
Ministers arc at present too much engaged in absorbing information regarding tho probable effect of tho expert
duty on copper and nickel ore or matte
to give out any Information. It would,
however, rtquire very little pressure
from Ontario lo secure the duty, and
that pressure will, doobtless, bo applied
when tho people of Toronto, Hamilton
and other centers, in which a rellnery
might be located, understand that Iho
refining In Canada of other nickel ore
would moan work for a company uapl-
talistsd nt $2,000,000, and would employ
hundreds of men. The nickel which
wat exported as matte last year aaaonly
worth »40»,615 and It would, 11 relined,
bo worth almost f3,000,000."
We have learned some things In the
course of a long bnilneM lite and still
have a great many more to learn. Hut
the chief thing wo have leurncd can be
condensed into one nugget of wisdom In
three words—Talk It Over.
If thy business enemy offend thee,
dont smite him on tho cheek. Take him
by the buttonhole in a friendly manner
and, talk it over.
Someone tells you that Smith, down
ihe street, has said or done something
to your detriment, Ferhnps he has
and perhaps he has not. If ho has,
your best policy is to prevent his repeating his remark or deed in the future. If
he has not, you don't want to do him ft"
injustice, even i" your own mind.
Put on your hat, loavo yotir temper at
home, go down and make a friendly call.
Be neighborly, frank, open, 'loll hltn
the truth and ask him for equal frank-
nosH. Nino hundred and ninety limes
outof a thousand tho whole matter Will
be explained and straightened out in live
minutes, and you will part M personal
friends rather than as personal eueinicH.
You will both feel better, you will Hye
side by side In harmony; the earth will
be brighter, tho sunshine clearer, your
own heart lighter, and mankind lake on
a more friendly aspect. Pon'tRo! mad
I and rush to your deaB and send a scorching lettor; be u man und go yOOrscil
' Talk It Over.
Miss Williamson has returned to her
home here.
Tom Cox has relumed to town fiom
the Comstock.
^An ore houso is  being built at the
Emily Edith mine.
E Fletcher, postofllce inspector, .was
in town on Monday.
F, B. Jeffrey was greeting his friends
in town on Monday.
The steamer Hunter is being fitted
out with coal bunkers.
S. Walker, of New Danver, was a
visitor in Silverton on Monday.
D. G. Douglas, Toronto. Out., was a
guest at the Victoria hotel Monday.
Geo. Williamson, of New Danver,
was on business here on Wednesday.
II. W. Simpson, Nakusp, was registered at the Victoria hotel on Monday.
E. Watson and wife expect to leave
Silverton for.Vancouver in about ten
Manager Finacune, of the Bank of
Moutreul, New Denver, was in town on
Rev. Mr lVioth conducted divine services at the Union church last Thursday
F. F. Liehscher, Silverttn's genial
tailor, paid a visit to the Comstock
Ji'ne Inspector MacDonald accompanied by Mr. Fradglfty, visited Slocan
City on Wednesday.
Tbe Rev Father Fadden.of Spokane,
was in town Thursday. He proposes
visiting ull the mines.
Michael Powell, who will be rouiiin-
bered'iy all Silvertoniaus, la starting a
uewsp. per in tbe Cariboo.
A. W. Max-.veil was a passenger on
the Slocan yesterday. He is on the
road bir Main Bros., of Sandon.
Divine services will bo held as usual
in the Union church next Sunday at 3
p. in., by the Rev. Mr. Powell.
Rancher Harris is busy hauling ice for
the- Selkirk hotel Winter or summer
brings its crop lor bucolic neighbors.
A masquerade carnival **as held in
the Slocan City rink last niubt. Several
ot our local tkatera attended in costume.
John Trcwieke, a miner was killed on
Monday last by a snowslide, He was
WOtkJltg on the north fork of Carpenter
croc k.
The Thompson brothers, Arthur, and
Ike, i< turned from their trip East, and
were greeting their Silverton friends on
George IL Suckling, the lute boomer
[.•i Silverton, announces In a i-tlor to a
friend here, that   he   is  bound  for the
E Bammelmeyer has returned from
Rossland, accompanied by his wife und
lamily. They will remain in Silverton
lor so:i.ii time.
Thursday was pay-day for the C. P. R.
employes at Nakusp, and the train to
Rosebery was an,hour and a half
late In consaqaenoo,
A very interesting phamphlct, giving
all necessary information about the
Klondyke, can be procured from W. S.
Clark, at the C. P. R.ollice.
One hundred tons of oro was shipped
,'r in our mines this week, making a
total of KflO tons shipped so far this
month. The Silver Town is justifying
her name.
R. W. Gordon, bookkeeper at the
Both mine, was in town on busines.-i
tbe fore part of this week, lie was taking stock of the goods of tho late firm of
Crawford, McMillan A Co.
The tunnel on the Lakeview claim has
been ran In oyer SBO toet now, and
cio-H-i n'ting on tha ledge has begun.
The width ol the ledge is not yet known,
but thocioss-cut is already fourteen feet
The new postoflico building will be
opened to tbe public on March Ut, The
office is litied with uew boxes and all
the latest conveniences, and must he
greatly appreciated. Miss McKinnon
will act II postmistress.
Kenneth Moriuon will remain in town
a few days longer. He will make on-
oiher attempt to roach Klondyke. if
Kenny could be persuaded to take
several dog teams along with him from
Silverton, it would be r blessing.
Superintendent Thomas, of the Coin-
stock, was down from tbe mino Monday. He says that U0 further addition
will be made to the working (61*60 this
spring. In the earlv summer he says
the foice will be largely increased.
A. MacDonnld, the owner ot the New
Denver electric light plant, loft New
Denver on Thursday enronto for tho
Klondyke Mr. MacDonald does not
appear to like New Denver, and showee.
mi antipathy to meeting suveral ol   Na-
Frank Watson, of tho Fisher Maiden
and Arlington mines, passed through
iown yesterday. He promises to re-open
the Ftshsr Maiden M soon as tho trails
are opon. Mr. Watson will return
from Slocan City today, and will stay
hero a short time.
A. M. Beattie, tho Rosebery townsite
agent, tells us that work will bo started
an the Rosebory sampler in about two
weeks. The tenders he received on the
work have been forwarded to Vancouver
nnd operations will begin immodlalely
on receipt of an answer.
Passengers going through Silverton
t'.iesn days will carry away tho truthful
Impression that the men of this busy
town lire till .ood-imturcd,fun-loving fellows. Tli.< good humor wUn'whlgh a snow
ball in the ear is received and returned
may be seen at the wharl every day. It
is dangerous to be safe there at all times.
We were Informed that the millionaire's dub of this city, celebrated the
39th anuiiersary of the birth of their
worthy ehof, Samuel Thomas, last
night. We failed to see Samuel on the
streets today, but cast no insinuations.
Ho is probably enumerating and appraising the numerous tokens of esteem
preconted to him,
A number nf the fiiends of Mr. and
Mrs. Daigle's gathered at their home
last Saturday evening to meet Mrs. Peck,
who is visiting at their place, The
gathering was a surprise to the host and
hordes:), and a very enjoyable ovening
was pansed by all. Surprise parties aro
beginning to be a feature in Silverton
society.   Who is next?
Mrs. C. Morcncy, of Nelson, has
opened a temporary fancy goods store
in the Barry block. Mrs. Morencv is
looking for a good location and likes
Silverton very mnch. The need of a
store carrying ladies' goods is felt iu
Silverton, and should Mrs. Morency, as
we hope, conclude to remain here, we
can assure her of a good patronage.
The returns from the last shipment of
ore from the Vancouver to the Everett
smelter are a proof of the richness of
our mineral. The average value of each
of the three cars shipped was 159ounce8
of silver and 49 per cent lead per ton.
This yielded a return of $3,692 for the
shipment. The company have now six
carloads at the smelter, the returns from
which have not yot been received.
The rtqiortcd murder of Ed Allen, of
Slocan City, in Whitewater, has been
proved a fabrication of someone's
imagination. A drunken brawl was the
origin ol Ihe story, aud the report gathered streught as it spread. When th'u
report reached Silverton we were told
that a sanguinary tight was indulged in,
seventeen wounds given to the victim,
and other details. Why such a distorted
imaginary tale should bo spread abroad,
can ouly be wondered at—not explained.
Russia is about to present a note to
Turkey demanding payment for the
whole balauce of indemnity of tbe
Rusao-Turkisb war, amounting to £23,-
000,000, with a view of making tbe Sultan more docile in the settlement of the
Cretan question.
Dr. Nansen, the Arctic explorer, afier
escaping the ice king of the north, has
now lo fight for his fame and fortune in
the United States courts. Ctf it has beeii
brought against him to recover $20,000
damages fer branch of contract in failing to deliver a certain number oi lecture*.
The fi.litiu. in India has diverted attention from the bubonic plague,
which, although suppose 1 to be stamped out, is terribly ravaging Poonali,
Bombay, and the Decern. Thousands
have fled from 1'oonah and Bombay, in
each of which cities the mortality is 530
to 1)00 weekly.
Harper's Weekly says that "Great
Brit tin's position is so manifestly just
that she has the sympathy of the people
of tha civilize t world." "As to us, we
ought lo bear iu mind that in China
England's cause is ours, and that
if the worst should happen to England, the United States would come
nearer to having righteous occasion for
engaging in war than our jingoes have
yet dreamed of.".
Tbe following simple and practical
rule to find the exact value of fine gold
per ounce will be useful and instructive
to many of our readers: $20 in gold
weighs &l'o grains; 1(100 in gold therefore weighs 8,080 grains Reduce that
number of grains to Troy ounces (-180
grains equals one Tioy ounce), which
gives 5,875 Troy ounces. Coin is .900
fine, therefore, .900 times 5 37."> equals
4 8375 equals $20 0718, which is the
value of 1000 fino.
A Michigan editor viai ad the village
school and wm greatly Impressed with
the school ma'am. On reaching tho
sanctum he penned the following about
her: "She is the pride of the town, the
star of the west, the mother of iuven-
ii..u, and a jewed of rare brilliancy.
She drew a pic'ure of an iceberg on the
blackboard. It was so natural that the
thermometer froskup solid. With rare
presence of mind she seised a crayon
and drew a fire place OO the opposite
wall. The prompt action saved iho
school, but all caught cold fiom tho
sudden change."
Two of the mail hags, left at Rossland, at the Columbia A Western depot,
were stolen on the llih inst., and every
letter was opened and examined. Another robbery at tho same place occurred
onlhe;l2th inst., and two more mail
sacks taken and their contents rifled.
Poatofflce Inspector Macleod and Postmaster Woods aro investigating Ihe rub-
lierv. Five registered letters—one containing $125—were taken, and it is not
known how many other letters containing money. One of the bags was discovered later in tho brush about 100
yards from the depot, and it is thought
the rest will be found thrown away in
tho neighborhood,
The Northwest Moanted Police is fastidious about its rocruits, Tbe officers
are so accustomed to the younger sons
and vagrant cadets of noble English
houses for privates that they are supercilious toward anything else So happens that the regulalions for uew enlistments demand that the recruits must
have not only a perfect physique, and a
thorough knowledgo of horses, but also
an Eton training, so to speak. In short,
the recruit must be able to speak and
read French and English. Of course,
tho wandering Briton, with only about
half nilozen livea between him and a
dukedom, conies nearost to tho requirements, and the life of a plains rider is
thoroughly congenial with his outdoor
tastes, Long may the Nbrthwesl
Mounted Police *xlst to keep tbe prospective lords from starving in the colonies.—Toronto Star,
Fashionable * Dressmaker. •
Opposite ^l*oirtm*,*i -Hotel,
Silverton. *
I    7-iv-at-t-   nr-.--   Anisin    !
_. Spring Suit Patterns Now on Hand,
I would respectfully invite gentlemen to an early inspection of my
selections in Spring and Summer Suitings.
My prices will be found moderate. I make it a point to keep them as
low as is consistent with good material, good workmanship and the care
and attention requiste to get up thoroughly satisfactory garments.
Liebscher- The Tailor,
Lake View avenue.
Silverton, B. €.
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:.:      :•:      x    Headqoarters for.Mining and Commercial Men.
Domestic and Imported Wines, Liquors and Cigars at Ihe Bar.
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Hotel Victoria.
Ta:r-0_es ZBowes Prop
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Xj.   l^C.   IK-CO-w-les,   .Prop.
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pkrf11b, the best.   -   -   -    dem and stationery.
Trail blazer cigars.
355.   O-   3^v£at_b-eso_n.,    prop. GENERAL BUSINESS POINTERS.
A Variety of Statlatlca for the Past
Vcar-Sc ml -Annual Payment to
Ilea Peree Indian* Will Amount
to $180,000—Haa Been a Good
Winter for Stock In Montana.
The logging industry is picking up in
Wahkiakum county.
Fanners in the vicinity of Qoldendale
are doing their spring plowing.
The Everett nail works, having been
closed for some time, arc again in operation.
The total of county and state school
bonds in Whitman county for the current year is $28,750.44.
The treasurer of Thurston county for
the year 1897 collected taxes amounting
to $75,609.
A contract has been let for the im
mediate construction of the Qoldendale
Lyle county wagon road.
Whitman county commissioners have
made an order authorizing Sheriff Sims
to expend any sum not exceeding $500 to
bring the lynchers of "Blacky" and the
murderer of Dan Calland to justice, and
urged the sheriff to take active steps in
each ease.
The rates on flour from the Pacific
coast to China and Japan by all steamer
lines have been advanced 33 1-3 per cent
The new rate is $4, gold, per ton, tho
old rate being $3, and became effective
February 1.
The roadbed of the railway from Aberdeen to Hoquiam has been completed.
The depot grounds at Aberdeen are prepared and the big buildings on the line
where the bridge wil cross the Wishka
river ore being moved.
The shipbuilding yards at Point Hudson and lower end of Water street, in
Port Townsend, present a busy scene
these times. About 100 men are employed
in connection with the building of a tug.
steam schooner and repairing other vessels.
I-Tofcesor Balmer of the agricultural
college reeeied 10 dozen "bob whites"
from Kansas the other day by express.
The quail will lie turned loose on the agricultural college fann, and will be protected and allowed to propagate, in hopes
that this country may become the home
of this excellent game bird.
Assistant Attorney General Vance
holds that a sheriff is liable to the county
or state on his official bond for a failure
to perform his official duties, tlie right of
action being limited to six years, but thnt
in a collateral proceeding by some individual to punish the sheriff or to recover
damages for an injury, the three years'
stntute of limitation applies.
Salmon are running freely in the Spokane river and the streams v.'iieh afford
them spawning grounds, and the king of
food fishes is being taken in good quantities. This news will be hailed with delight by the ambitious fishermen of Spo-
knne. In previous years fish as large as
45 pounds have been brought to town, victims of a fight with rod and tackle which
lasted frequently over an hour. The best
catches this year hove been made in the
big pool in the Little Spokane. The salmon take a spoon readily. They are fat
nnd in the liest condition both for food
and fighting qualities. As the cli se seu-
son begins March 10, the anglers hnve
Utile time to waste if they expect to have
sport this year.
Fremont county warrants are at par.
The Lewiston city council has passed
an ordinance grunting to E. II. Libby,
president of the Vineland company, a
street railway franchise for the period of
25 years. Mr. Libby appeared before the
council and stated that the purpose of
the company was to connect Lewiston
and Vineland by the line over the proposed Snake river bridge. Speaking of
the plans, he said the company expected
to soon commence work on the construction of the bridge, as the bill authorizing
the construction hud passed the senate
and house.
In the religious census of Boise, Idaho,
taken by the Sunday School Union of
that city, the religious preferences of 978
persons are given. The list by denominations is as follows: Methodist 217, Episcopal 142. Baptist 133, Presbyterian 111,
Catholic 78, Christian 59, Congregational
59, Hebrew 30. Adventist 13, Lutheran
1.1, Salvation Army 7, Unitarian 2. Mormon 2, Quaker 1, Free Thinker 1, no preference 110; total 078. There are 808 reporting church membership. Of these in
the city one-quarter are Methodists.
.Toe Kaufmnnn lost his life in the snow
on the summit on the Idaho City road the
other night, his body being found the
following morning. Though he was still
living, he was so far gone that he died
soon after being taken to a place of shelter. He wns a well known miner. Re-
oantly, it seems, he lias been of unsound
, mind. At Idaho City he was lately held
in jail several days, the doctor stating
that he had softening of the brain. When
he was released he walked lo Boise. Here
lie acted queerly. Early in the week
ho disappeared, and the next heard of
him was the news of his being found on
the summit
Patrick Markcy is dead, aged 75 years.
About one month ago Mr Markcy was
taken sick in his cabin on Atlanta hill,
nnd through the Instrumentality of C. V.
Smith, who was his mining partner, was
brought to Atlanta on a hand sled, where
Mr. Smith and the other friends did everything in their power to relieve his suffering. Mr. Marker was born in Dublin,
Ireland, December 25, 1822, and came to
America tt the age of 23, served with
General Scott during the Mexican war,
waa mustered out of the service nt Port
Vancouver In 1801; was engaged in
placer mining in California until 185(1,
when he engaged in the mercantile bus!-
nesa in Portland, Ore. He removed to
i>wiston, Idaho, in 1803, where he opened
and successfully conducted a general htore.
He came to Rocky Bar iu 18(15, and to!
•.Uantii   two years later.    Mr.  Markey,
served as county commissioner of old Al-
turns county for the years 1872 and 1873,
and had as his associates the late Hon.
D. B. Ethel and Hon. William Malally.
Mr. Markey waa universally respected
wherever known.
Work has begun on the Methodist
church building at Liberty, Mont.
A plan is on foot to secure the extension of the railroad from Dorsey to White
Sulphur Springs.
The total amount of warrants, principal
nnd interest, redeemed by the state treasurer of Idaho during January, was $67,-
692.55. Of these $50,384.94 were general
fund warrants.
Auditor Scott has been issuing warrants to the amount of $4159.41, with interest from August 8, 1893, to Bingham
county. This is Bannock county's proportion of the old Bingham county debt
to old Alturas county.
During 1897 Latah county warrants
were redeemed as follows: General
county fund, $1787.60; road fund, $4,
953.35; bridge fund, $1272.78; school fund,
$35,025.06; hospital fund, $1100; current
expense fund, $30,128.78; bond interest
fund, $1004.40; total, $77,772.03.
From 'tatistics prepared for the railway company it is learned that the production of wheat in the Genesee valley
for 1897 is estimated to have been 800,-
000 bushels. Of this amount over 435,-
000 bushels have been shipped. The balance is in the warehouses and in the
hands of the farmers.
A letter has been received at Lewiston
from Senator Shoup stating that the
treasury drafts for the next semi-annual
Indian payment would reach the agency
about February 20. The amount disbursed at that time will be $180,000.
Two bull elk were seen within the town
limits of oiieridan the other day. It is
supposed that they came from the direction of Virginia City.
A Lake basin wool grower says the
winter thus far has been the best for
stock of all kinds since the memorable
open winter of 1885-86. He reports the
ranges in his section entirely free from
snow and says the sheep are in splendid
condition. Unless there should be some
unprecedented eold weather and heavy
snowstorms, followed by a chinook and
then more cold weather to crust the snow,
the range losses this winter will be light.
Ernest Kinimel had a miraculous escape from death the other day. He was
at work in the big raise in the Broadwater mine at Neihart, when a slab of rock
weighing over half a ton, fell upon him
without warning, from the roof. He was
crushed to the floor ol the tunnel, but
the rock fell in such a manner that its
full weight did not rest upon him. A
fellow workman, Jen-y Keegun, came to
his assistance at once and pried the rock
up enough to release Kimmei. It was
found that his left shoulder was broken,
and he is now in the hospital.
Thomas Welch, a half-breed Indian,
who was convicted of murder in the second degree in Custer count, has been taken to the state penitentiary, where he
will serve a 20-yoar term. Welch was
associated with George F. Geddes in the
murder of Winnie Brown, a young Tongue
river rancher. Brown was killed by a
colored man named Dixon, who had been
urged to make away with him by Geddes
and Mrs. Geddes. At the time of the
shooting Geddes was in Chicago, but he
was arrested for complicity, tried last
month and found guilty of murder in the
second degree, and sentenced to 99 years
in the penitentiary. Gedder is the son
of a wealthy New Yorker, who is prominently connected with the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul road.
A   Conference   of    Vnlon    Laborera
Held la, Milwaukee.
Milwaukee, Feb. 15.—At a labor conference held here resolutions were adopted
favoring the abolishment of the sub-contract system on city contracts and the inserting of a clause in all such contracts
forbidding the contractors to work the
men more than eight hours.
Thn meeting indorsed the bill in con
gross providing for a national eight-hour
law and the bills providing for greater
protection of seamen and restricting the
brutality of captains, the forbidding of
prison labor competing with free labor.
and the abolishment of government by injunction.
There were present delegates from the
federated trades of this city and Racine,
the executive boards of the Wisconsin
Federation of Labor, the Federated trade*
council and the lluilding trades council.
It was decided to make a demonstration
on May 1 to emphasize labor's demand
for a strict observance of the eight-hour
law in the state.
General    Improvement    In    Foreign
Bond*—Americana Were Steady.
London, Feb, 15.—Money is scarce
with no certain indications of easiness in
the near future In the stock exchange
business last week was fair. The failure
of the Chinese negotiations led to a recovery of i in consols, and home railway*
experienced an all round rise in the resumption of work by tlie engineers. In
foreign bonds there was a general improvement'. Greek bonds went } point
higher on the international guarantee of
the new loan, and Chinese and Japanese
Ixinils were also bought Uruguayan
Ik mils were buoyant on the political developments, and Americans were steady.
Norfolk & Western railway shares improved 3| points; Atchison, Topeka &
Santa Fo adjustment, 2J; New York A
Lake Erie Western mortgage, 2; Denver
k Rio Grande preferred, IS, and New-
York, Lake Shore t Western firsts, 1|.
Missouri, Kansas & Texas seconds dropped
2J points, and there were other minor
Why does a boil come io n head when
it is located elsewhere?
The state board of control has ordered
that 20 acres of hops be planted at the
state refonn school.
The Trial of Zola Bring* Forth
Striking Development*—The Garrison of Parla llu* Been Reinforced—The Republic Imperiled
by the Recent Disclosures.
Pu'is, Feb. 15,---When the triul of Zola
and Pcrricux was resumed yesterday.
Jeuris, the socialist member of the chamber of deputies, was recalled. He reiterated his belief in the culpability of Ester-
The examination of M. Bertillon, the
handwriting expert, was then resinned.
He said he thought it impossible to ask
the minister of war for the incriminating
documents seized at the residence of Dreyfus in 1894.
Laborie, counsel for Zola, thereupon
protested, and twitted Bertillon with being unwilling to testify in court while
giving interviews to newspapers. Bertillon said the interviews were false. Being
pressed by I_iborie how, unless he had
seen the secret documents, he was able
to prove nt the court-martial that Dreyfus wrote Bordereau, Bertillon answered
that he could not explain without the
documents, which were no longer in his
This statement caused a sensation iu
court, and Laborie demanded that the advocate general eompel the witness to reply. The advocate general made no answer. Finally Bertillon. who persisted in
not answering questions, left the witness
stand amidst considerable uproar, Laborie
remarking, "And that is the man upon
whose evidence Dreyfus was convicted."
The garrison of Paris has been reinforced by troops from Versailles.
Dtanater Threaten*.
New York, Feb. 15.—A dispatch to the
Herald from Paris says:
What will be the upshot of the whole
business is a question that may be asked
with some profit at this juncture of the
Zola trial. Gravest anxiety obtains and
the Gnulois goes so far as to complain,
editorially, that "anarchy prevails in the
army, in the law and in the street," ami
calls upon M. Felix Faure to exercise his
constitutional power und put a stop to
this state of things.
Following are the views of well-known
Parisian journalists, experienced in reading the signs of their times:
Gaston Calmette of the Figaro said:
"A fault has been committed--a fault
which should Ire attributed to the court
of affairs rather than to the men who
have brought about this campaign of revision. Tbe proper position to take is a
strictly legal one, and to ask but one
question in the parliament, which combined against Dreyfus without his knowledge, to the court martial. If he has been
convicted in connection with a document
which he knows nothing about nnd of
which his counsel knew nothing, then
the law, no matter what was the fault
of Dreyfus, has been violated and the
matter should be revised. The whole
question is wrapped up in that. Everyone could associate himself with the campaign, so far as justice is concerned, but
no one could do so properly before the
revision takes place, nor with certainty
have set in motion the question of the
innocence of Dreyfus. If the matter hud
been viewed in this light France would
have avoided one of the most terrible
crises she has undergone since 1870. I
speak of the republic, and this is the first
danger to the republic which can involve
such incalculable consequences. 1 refer
to the danger of the antagonism now
springing into existence between the judicial system and the army, between the
gown and the sword, the antagonism between the political world ami our nrmy
Zola Will Be Convicted.
Henri Roehefort said: "Zola will lie
convicted. There is so great a pressure of
public opinion acting on the jury that one
can not expect anything but conviction.
On the other bund, Zola does not seem to
me to lie well defended, and bis counsel
seems to be dragging the ulTair out as
long a« possible. I do not think Zola will
go to prison, nor do I think he will be
obliged to pay a fine. Mter the triul is
over its conclusions will Ik? considered by
tbe court of cassation; but -tup'xihmg
Zola is acquitted, he will not be able to
show himself in public in 1'nris, nor for
that matter anywhere in France, without
personal danger to himself. He could
not well live in Paris with a bodyguard
continually about him."
M. Jtldel of the Petit Journal said: "1
consider the present situation very grave,
and this gravity is owing to tbe weakness
of the government."
Ferdinand Xau of the Journal said:
"The extreme gravity of the situation
does not lie in the question of the culpability or the innocence of Dreyfus, but in
the pasnions of the various parties. The
question tends to separate into two camps,
or better yet, into sects, the nation whose
unity has been in force and which, less
than a century ago, proclaimed the rights
of man—that is to say, liberty of opinion
as regards politics and religion. That is
why there is reason to feel that if some
groin of common sense does not enter
our heads, if our politicians make use of
our divisions as a spring board during
thn coming election, nnd scatter hatred
instead of preaching appeasement and
conciliation, or rather reconciliation, the
question will remain open."
Men   nnd   Ammunition   Went   Away
Under Very Noaea of Pinkerton*.
Jaeksonville,Fla., Feb. 15.—A special to
the Times, Union and Citizen from Tampa
Almost under the nose of Edward Gay-
lor, superintendent of Pinkerton and
Spanish spies, a large Cuban expedition
left Tampa last night and tonight, sailing from a point on Pease river. The men,
about 70 in number, walked through the
streets of Tampa about 2 o'clock this
morning and boarded a special train,
which quickly bore them to a point near
where they were to embark, and there
they remained in hiding until tonight,
when a tug took them out to the steamer
which bore them away to Cuba, Colonel
Emilio Nunez being in charge of the
steamer. It is said General Sanguilly is
tho real commander, and credit is given
this rumor from the fact that when the
men left here they were in charge of Colonel Lechuga, who waa first lieutenant of
the personal staff selected by Sangually
when he failed to get away from Jacksonville. Superintendent Gaylor, his son
and another Pinkerton man have been
here looking for Sanguilly, believing he
was near here. It is alleged the Cubans
have sent Sanguilly away on this trip to
get rid of him in the United States. The
detectives are totally ignorant of the departure of his expedition. It is understood
that 5000 rifles, 0000 pounds of dynamite,
200,000 rounds of cartridges and a large
lot of supplies made np the cargo.
A     Seven-Story    New    York     Ofllce
Building Burned.
New York, Feb. 14.—Levi P. Morton's
seven-story office building with frontages
on Nassau and Ann streets, known as tlie
Nassau Chambers building, was destroyed
by fire Saturday night The firemen had a
hard battle and for three hours there was
every prospect of a great conflagration.
Every lire company in the city from Fifty-sixth street to the Battery was called
out. The Derby Desk Company occupied
the Nassau and the Ann street storerooms and the basement of the building,
where the fire originated, was occupied by
the Herald Cycle Company.
From the Nassau Chambers the fire
spread to the four-story building adjoining and the clothing store of Maduro
Brothers on the ground floor was quickly
in flames. The loss here will be practically complete.
Several firemen were badly cut by flying glass and debris, but none seriously
The World this morning states that
the loss from all sources will probably
reach $1,000,000.
Germany    Excladee   Apple*.
Washington, Feb. 15.—Cables received
at tbe state department from Ambassador
White say that the consul at Hamburg report/* that of 2700 packages of fruit arriving by the steamer Pntria, 81 cases of
Cn.ifornia apples were stopped, others
being admitted free.
Two important events in a man's life
are when he finds the hair coming on his
upper lip and when he discovers it is going
from the top of kiN beud.
Pour  Tragedies  Which  Have   Startled the Hooalers.
Terre Haute, Ind., Feb. 15.—During a
quarrel in a saloon at Grant, a coal mining town north of this city, John Car-
rington shot and killed Wesley Niece
Saturday. He also shot Bayless Niece,
who will die.   The murderer escaped.
At Lyford, another mining town, the
postmaster, John Gilfoy, shot Joe Hoffman, who will die.
John Bessel, an Italian, was struck in
the neck with a miner's pick And killed.
His body was then placed under the elevator running down to the shaft, where
it was found. The last murder was at
Owea  f 1,280,000 and  Haa fTOO.OOO
to Pay Hia Debt*.
Milwaukee, Feb. 15.—A statement of
the liabilities of Henry Sherry, the lum-
Is- ui who failed  some time ago, and
the six companies in which he was interested, gives the amount as $1,250,000,
with nominal assets at $700,000.
Mr. Sherry's personal liabilities are
$028,000 and in addition to this he has
indorsed the pa]>er of his corporation for
$580,000 more. Tlie assets to meet this
are now estimated to lie worth $350,000.
Track Would Be Built on the North
Side   of   the   Ulver.
Repreaentatlvea of Textile- Vnlona
Favor the Cloning of Every Cotton Mill—The 1'lan of the Federation of Labor—Worker* to Decide.
Boston, Feb. 14.—At a meeting in this
city of 65 representatives of textile unions
in New England it was unanimously voted to recommend that all unions call out
tho operatives iu every cotton mill in
New England.
The resolution was practically the outcome of the recommendation which President Gompers made to the Federation of
Labor last Sunday, in which he urged the
different unions to unite on some settled
policy on the mill situation in New England. At that meeting a committee of
four was appointed to take charge of the
matter, and after a conference this committee recommended that a general meeting be held to take definite action.
Today the representatives of the various
textile associations assembled and for
four hours discussed the situation from
every standpoint. The primary object of
the meeting was to devise some methods
of rendering assistance to the New Bedford strikers. It was pointed out that if
the strikers at New Bedford could hold
out for four weeks without receiving more
that 20 cents per operative per week in
the way of outside assistance other mill
operatives could stand a similar strain,
and that if all went out it would precipitate a crisis that would have to be met
within a short time by the manufacturers.
It was also shown that the mule spinners
were in excellent condition aa regards
funds, the United Textile Workers and
the New England Federation of Weavers
were in good shape, but the rest were
short of funds.
The resolutions were discussed and at
length the matter was put to a vote, not
one being registered against the motion
that the different unions should inaugurate a general strike in every mill until
a satisfactory adjustment of wages could
be arranged. It now remains for the various national unions to take action in the
matter, but what this action will be is *
matter of conjecture. If all should acquiesce and vote to strike, 147,000 operatives would undoubtedly cease work, and
the manufacture of cotton goods throughout New England would stop. If, on the
other hand, only a few unions should vote
to strike, the refusal of the others would
still keep a large portion of the mills in
Inasmuch, however, as the meeting was
the outcome of President Gompers' suggestion, and as he idmonished the members of the Federation of labor to join
hands and assist the New Bedford strikers, it seems probuble that nearly every
union will carry out the recommendations
and that one of the greatest strikes ever
seen in this country Is impending.
The   Fourteenth   Infantry   Battalion
to  Leave  for  Mkagoay.
Notable Dead.
S«n Francisco, Feb. 15.—A. D. Wilder,
superintendent of the western division of
the Southern Pacific, died yesterday of
pneumonia, after a short illness. Wilder
httd been in poor health for some time
past, but continued at his desk until last
Monday, when a light cold settled upon
his lungs.
South Royulton, Vt., Feb. 15.—David
W. Rumsdell, famous as the discoverer of
the Norwty oat, is dead at the home of
his niece, Mrs. K. L Fish, aged 74 years.
St. Paul. Feb. 15.—Dr. C. A. Wheaton, a
well-known surgeon, died suddenly last
night of apoplexy.
Dublin. Feb. 15.—C. Redmond, founder
of the Waterfard News, is dead.
Bellevea In   Intervention.
Washington, Feb. 15.—Autonomy is a
failure. This is the meat of a voluminous report which Consul General I>*e is
said to have forwarded from Havana to
the state department. And, as if to prepare the people for action by this government, Senator Joseph B. Foraker of Ohio
granted an interview of which the most
pregnant, sentence was: "The whole chapter, as it is now being written on the
island of Cuba, is one of horror, shocking
to civilization and of such a nature that
intervention should lie. resorted to If
necessary to put nn end to It,-'
A Currency Conference.
London, Feb. 15.—Replying to the question of Mr. Kield in the house of commons
yesterday, whether the government intended to co operate in promoting an international conference to consider the currency question, Mr. Balfour, the government lender, said the government would
lie very glnd to see an international
agreement regarding the currency, but he
had nothing to add to the Information already in possesion of the house.
Portland, Ore., Feb. 14.—The steamship
Oregon sailed last night for Dyea and
Skaguay, Alaska, with 500 passengers
and 1200 tons of freight, including 50
dogs, 41 horses, and 34 burros. One hundred tons of supplies for the government
relief expedition are sent north by the
General Merriani. commanding the department of the Columbia, expected to
suil on the rcgon last night, but import
ant dispatches received from Washington
compelled him to postpone his departure
for a few days.
Captain D. L. Brainerd, who is the dis
bursing officer of the government relief
expedition, was among the passengers.
He has orders to go to Dyea and there
await the arrival of the government rein
deer and the Snow & Ice Locomotive Com
pany's engines, both of which will be used
in the passage to Dawson. Captain
Brainerd expects to be able to start the
expedition from Dyea by March 1.
The First battalion of the Fourteenth
infantry, consisting of companies A and
(1, will leave Vancouver barracks Tuesday
via Tacoma for Skaguay. All their prop-
erty and paraphernalia, including rations
amounting to 25 tons, have been loaded
on the. river steamer Undine for shipment
to Kahuna, where they will be reshipped
by rail to Tacoma over the Northern Pacific.
Lieutenant Colonel Russell, who was
lo have commanded this battalion, will
remain at Vancouver barracks owing to
poor health. Lieutenants Learned and
Cabell joined their regiments today from
detachment service and Captain Matile.
commanding O company, expects to arrive Tuesday.
Colonel   Hernnndea   Will   Cheat   the
('■•nrt-Martiai Sentence.
City of Mexico, Feb. 16.—Colonel Nieves
Hernandez, who was suspected of complicity in the Garcia conspiracy and wos
tried by court-martial nnd sentenced to
death, is now dying at the Sano Diego
military prison. He was of strong constitution, but nn inactive life has told nn
him, and he is slowly wasting away. Tlie
evidence against him satisfied tbe tribunals, but his friends believe in his innocence, although the circumstantial evidence wos strong.
Domingucz Cowan, a member of the Cuban revolutionary junta of New York
and head of the Cuban committee, is dying. He has been useful to the Cuban
cause nnd will lie a loss to the patriots.
Helped to Indict Tweed.
New York, Feb. 14,-John D. McKen-
zie died yesterday aged (Ml years. He wns
chairman of the committee of citizens
formed for the relief of the colored people
in the war riots. He was also foreman
of the grand jurv which indicted William
M. Tweed.
Lewiston, Idaho, Feb. 15.—J. Alexander, a prominent merchant, has received
a telegram from a high railroad source
that the U. It. & N. would immediately
commence operation on the extension of
a railroad line to Lewiston. It has been
understood to be the boast of the O. 11. &.
N that when the Northern Pacific entered this field the former company would
show a bitter competition, nnd the information received today is the general subject of discussion on tlie streets. The
company will probably extend their line
from Wallula up the Snake river valley, tapping the grain territory of tbe
high lands by chutes, as several surveys
by that route have already been made.
By that route the road would run on tlie
north side of the Snake river and cross
the Clearwater river to Lewiston.
Discussion of the matter has developed
the fact that two weeks ago a party of
C. B. & Q. surveyors left Uniontown for
the Pierce City country to work on the
western approach to the Lo Lo pass. Tills
company lias had a survey party working
on the Montana side for some time past,
but recently returned to Billings, owing
to heavy snows. It is stated that they
will resume work April 1, and will join
the party from this side on tlie Lo Lo
trail some time during the coming summer, completing the survey. Hillings is
now the western terminus of the C. B. t
Q. and it is generally understood to lie
the policy of the company to push the
line to the coast as soon as the most practicable and direct route could be determined. The attention given the Lo Lo
pass by the company recently seems to
give substantial support to ihe belief that
that route has been accepted, in which
event the road will penetrate the Pierce
City mining region and drop down into
the Clearwater valley, and by way of
Lewiston, proceed to Portland, through
the Columbia basin, making the shortest
transcontinental route to the coast by
36 hours.
Plan on Foot In Seattle to Organic*
a Wldeaprend Movement.
Seattle, Feb. 14.—A new plan is on
foot for the organization of a aerie* of
hospitals at all the chief points in Alaska, and the chief promoter of the enterprise, Dr. F. II. Booth, is now in Seattle
n his way northward.
"It is our purpose," said Dr. Booth tonight, "to organize a hospital service at
Dyea. I.ake llennett, Stewart river, Dawson, Fort Cudahy, Circle (Sty, Minook
••reek and Copper river. The first station
to l<e organized will be at Dyea. Our
general plan is similar lo the hospital
stations throughout the lumber regions nf
Michigan and Wisconsin. The company
under the auspices of which we are working is known as the Alaska Sanitary Company, organized under the slate of Illinois.
Had Two  Hundred  Paaaeager*.
Seattle. Wash.. Feb. 14.—The steamer
City of Pueblo arrived here yesterday
from San Francisco, after a stormy trip.
She hud 200 passengers, who will transfer
here for Alaska.
Bunco   Men  and  Thags   Have  Their
Own Way.
Seattle, Feb. 14.—The steamer Utopia,
which has just arrived from Skaguay and
Dyea, reports that a vigilance committee
is being formed at Skaguay, and it is the
intention of the committee to drive out
of town the horde of toughs and bunco
A number of deaths have taken place
in the past few days, the cause being
cerebral spinal meningitis, and physicians
state that the disease threatens to become
Holdups and petty larceny are being
daily reported, and it is more than probable that lynchings will occur unices the
authorities act promptly.
Wheeling Ordered  to Skagaay.
Seattle, Feb. 14.—A letter received here
from Sitka. Alaska, states that the gun-
boat Wheeling, which is stationed there,
has been ordered to Skaguay.
Stale   Seeka   to   lleeover   911,000   !>r-
poalted  at  Blaekfoot.
Boise, Idaho, Feb. 14.- The state has
inaugurated proceeding* to recover $11,-
000 involved in the failure of the Bunting
bank at lilackfoot last winter. Tlie theory
of the state is that the deposit was in the
nature of a tnist, as the law provides
thut such funds can be deposited only on
special deposit. The bank knew that the
money belonged to the state, and it Is
held that it was the nature of the ease
a special deposit that could not he absorbed into the general assets of lue failed
concern. The matter will lie beard at
Blnekfoot March 17 on a petition in intervention.
Sno-rnltdr Smashed Bnlldlna*.
Rossland, B. C, Feb. 15.—The Travers
building, on Columbia avenue, hits been
wrecked by a snowslide from the roof of
the Record building. Tbe Trnvers building is a story nnd a half structure and is
occupied by the J. F| Trovers hardware
store. Mr. and Mrs. Trnvers were in the
building nt the time of the slide nnd barely escaped with their lives. The loss to
the building nnd stock will amount to
fullv *IH(KI.
Dreyfu* Agitation  In   Province*.
Paris. Feb, 15.—Numerous meetings
were held in the provinces yesterday in
connection with the Dreyfus agitation.
In some cases demonstrations ngainst
the government were made, but there
were no disorder*.
French Wheat Crop Mood.
Paris, Feb, 15. —The French wheat crop
promises to be very good in 1!) deportments, good In 44 and fair in 30. iCi« OF IB
Leader* In Both Urancbea of the Nn.
tlonnl Liegialntnre Conanme Time
In Talk aa Well a* Tranaact Some
Public Bnalneaa— What 11a* Been
The house was in n bad temper today,
and tha whole session wus consumed in
filibustering against two bills of minor
importance, one to issue n duplicate
cheek und the other to make "Rockland,
Me., a sub-port of entry. Neither got
further thun the engrossment and third
The senute considered the Indian appro-
pi iution bill. Senator Wilson of Washing.
ton presented and secured the adoption of
an amendment appropriating $'10,000 for
a school building and repairs on the l'uy-
iillup reservntion in Washington. Senator
\\ ilson also w*eurcd the adoption of on
amendment opening the south halt' of tb«
Colville Indian reservntion in Washington
to mineral location.
free Houieatead*.
In the senute Friday MrU'eUigrew of
fered nn amendment to tbe Indian appropriation bill providing for the restoration of the free homesteud low. He explained that the amendment, if adopted.
would allow settlers to secure title to
their lands nfter a period of five years by
the payment of the laud office fees. If
restored the homestead law of 18(12.
Gradually, he said, laws have been enacted repealing the law until now there
is practically no land left suitable for settlement under thnt law. As ndopted the
amendment in full provides: "That nil
settler* under the homestead laws of the
United States on tbe public lands ac
quired prior to the passage of this act by
treaty or agreement from the various In
dinu trilies, who shall or hereafter reside
upon tbe tract entered on in good faith
for the period required by existing law.
shall lie entitled to a patent for the lands
so entered upon the payment to the local
land ollicers of the usual customary fees,
and no other or further charge of any
kind whatsoever sliull lie repuired from
Ihe settler to ertitle him to a pntent for
the hind covered by his entry; provided,
thnt the right to commute any such en
try nnd pay for said lands in the option
of any such settler in the time und ut the
prices now fixed for existing laws, shull
remain in full force nnd effect; provided,
however, thnt nil sums of money so released, which, if not relenscd. would lie
owing to any Indian tribe, -ball Is- paid
to such Indian tribe by the United
States.'' The Indinn nppropriatiou bill
wns passed and the senate adjourned until Monday.
faban Bellgrranry.
Senator Harris Introduced » resolution
in the senate Monday lulling for information regarding the- tiluimlrmmcnt of the
government's purpose t„ i,,,i jn the Run
-iis I'acilic under u guuraiitee of the full
amount of the principal of the indebted
neat, Senator Morgan reported from the
committee on foreign relations the amend
incut to the diplomatic and consular up
I'lopriatiou bill offered by Senator Allen.
u gni/ing the belligerency of the < uban
insurgents.   The report, which was quite
long, stilted  that   the senate hud already
acted on the matter und was still of the
same opinion and would be glud to have
the house CO-Operate in securing recognition of the belligerency. A bill making
deficiency appropriations for the expenses
for United States courts and for I ther
purpcHea wus passed. The bill CUTied
•"•m.imn. a resolution of Senator Mar
•,'iin was passed, calling for consular re
•M.itu regarding uffuirs in Cuba, und in-
'piiring whether this government hud its1
ngnized the autonomous government of
Cuba and authorized negotiations for a
reciprocity treaty. The house debated
the Cuban question.
There Are More Men Than Car Find
Work at Skaguay.
Victoria, B. C, Feb. 10.—A specinl
from Xanuimo states the steamer Noyo
has arrived there from Skaguay. She has
'-•"> disgus'ed punsengcrs aboard, tired of
tlie country after their first experience,
mid severely denouncing the Klondike
lush. The 11ea,iii, on hoard amounts to
•10,000. One of the passengers said 200
men could do all the work ottered ut
Skaguay and there were nt least 500
men there who hud nothing to do but
'bink and gamble. When the Noyo puss-
ed, the position of the Corona was more
critical .bun heretofore reported. The
Noyo hud no communicution with the
wrecked pnHsenger* on Lewis island.
%o   More   Spurring.
St. Louis, Feb. 15.-Saturday night, (icn-
''iiil James M. Lewis, vice president of the
hoard of police commissioners, issued nn
order against further boxing nnd Sparling exhibitj< ns, claiming it wns a violation of the law.
Charged With Illegally Accepting a
Spokane, Wash., Feb. 10,-The trial of
A. A. Newbery, E. B. Hyde and W. J.
>wyer, of the failed Citizens' National
bank, is in progress here. They are
charged with accepting a deposit from
Postmaster Mallon after the institution
was in a fniling condition. Mayor E. D
Olmsted nnd D. F. Wetzel, defendants in
the same cast, elected to have a separate
trial. A jury was secured without difficulty from the regular panel R. E. M.
Strickland, who was receiver of the bank
after its failure, wag the only witness call-
ed today, nnd he had only identified himself when adjournment was taken until
CakMowa  Aaaaaaln  Haa Been Terrifying Houaton People.
Houston, Tex.. Feb. 15.—The fourth
mysterious murder in the past two weeks
was committed on the banks of the Buffalo bnyou. The victim, John T. Hurst,
a saloonkeeper, was seated in his place
of business about midnight, when the
unknown man entered and brained him
with a coupling pin. The police have
a description of the murderer.
nig Fire Con* In Texas.
Fort Worth Tex., Feb. 10.—At 3 o'clock
yesterday morning the largest property
loss by iire that ever occurred here took
place. The eU,ht-*tory Hurley office building, Dreyfus Company's mammoth dry
goods house. Fanners* and Mechanics'
bank, the general offices of the Fort
Worth & Derver Railway Company, the
Fort Worth Cycle Company, and one or
two small merchandise companies, being
burned to the ground. The firemen were
unable to get the fire under control before 9 this morning. The total lose is estimated at over $250,000.
Wheat    Quotation*,    Wool     Figure*
and  the  Price of Produce.
Following arc the local quotations.
Wholesale prices are given unless otherwise quoted:
Wheut at the warehouse—Country
points: Club, bulk 571c, sin ked flOc;
bluestem, hulk OOJc, sacked 03c. At Spokane: Club, bulk 50c, sacked 01}c; blue-
stem, bulk 112c, sacked 04Je.
Oats—At Spokane f. o. b., $18(318.25
per ton.
Ilarlcy-Country points, GO(5G5c per
fare—Country *>oints. 706"75c per cwt.
Flour-Per barrel, $4.
Feed—Hrnn and short*. $12 per ton;
shorts, $13; bran, $11; rolled barley, $18;
chicken feed. $l8(a-20.
Ilnv—Timothy, $12 per ton; wheat hav.
$10: alfalfa. $13.
Produce—Country butter, 40 and 60-lb
tubs, 2l»e per lb| 6, 10 and 201b tubs, 30c;
prints, ,'tlk-: eastern butter. 25(u,2oc; country butter, in rolls, 20(525c per lb; cooking butter, 10c: cheese, twin, full cream.
13(« 14c: cheese, twin, skim milk. 9J(5*
Hie; ranch eggs, $tl.7."i(ft7; honey, white,
comb,  ISfti 14c:  fancy, 15c per lb.
Vegetables— Potatoes, 40(5'42c per cwt:
onions. $2.40(a2.50 per cwt: beans, 1|(5>
le |st lb; Merced sweet potatoes $3 per
cwt; cabbuge, $1 per cwt: squash. $1.50
per dor.
Meats—Beef cows, live $3.25(23.50 per
cwt, dressed $fl.75(ii 7; steers, live $3.75(5i
4, dressed $7.35(o 7.50: hogs, live $3.75(3)4,
dressed |US®M0; mutton, live 4(5,4fje,
dressed 8(58Jc per lb; dressed lambs, 9c:
dressed veal 5(5 7c.
Poultry—Chickens, live weight. 0(5:10c
|ier lb| dressed, 11(512c: turkeys, live.
10(5 lie: dressed, 12(51:1c: ducks, live.
Hie; dressed. 10}(fillc per lb: geese, live,
ll><« lie;   dressed,   184)12.6.
Wool- Fine medium, 10(5 lie per lb;
medium. P(g 10c.
Portland, Feb. 14. Exporters are quoting up to 74}c for Walla Walla, with
mills paying le lietter: bluestem and valley. 77 fn 77 Je.
Tacoma, Feb. 14. Wheat, quiet but
strong) No. 1 club. 74c: No. 1 bluestem.
Colfax, Feb. 14. The market quotation
on wheat today is <Wc sacked in the warehouse.
(larlield. Feb. 14.-The wheat market
throughout the Palouse country remains
unchimgcd. und dealers are offering <WV
for No. 1 sacked in the warehouse at all
Palouse country points.
San Francisco, Feb. 14.—Silver burs.
55Je: Mexican dollars, 4<tJ(5 47c
lead   $3.50.
ljike eoppSf   $11.
Pig irtn   $G.tW<S,0.70.
I'hlle aad t'ruguay.
London, Feb. 15.- A cablegram has
been received from Montevideo saying
thai Chile offers to recognize the government of Senor Cuestas in I'rnguny in exchange for the favorable attitude of Urn-
guny toward Chile in case of war with
m i mill
The Annual Report of the Tiger *
Poor man—Men* From Cnnyon
City—Work In Eastern Oregon-
Activity In the Vicinity of White-
hull,  Mont.
Use only one heaping teaspoonful of
Schilling's Best Baking Powder to a
quart of flour.
V must uk tw* teaspoonfuls of other baking powder.
The report of Frank R. Culbertson,
manager of the Consolidated Tiger A
Poorman Mining Company, for 1807 has
just been made public. It shows that
during the 10 months during which the
property was operated 01,089 tons of crude
ore were mined und hoisted, which produced 15,810 tons of concentrates, worth
$431,870.87 above freight and smelting
charges. The expenses of the year, including about $15,000 for new machinery,
were $292,835.78, leaving a net profit of
$130,044.09, or over $15,000 per month,
exclusive of additions to tbe plant.
The Tigcr-Poorman pumps some 3000
gallons of water per minute, which, together with the crude ore, wus all hoisted
1200 feet or more, and the water was
steadily pumped for tbe two months before the mill was ready to run, making
it the most expensive to operate of all the
Coenr d'Alene mines.
The stockholders ore told to expect dividends about March 1, the old indebtedness of the company having been wiped
With this showing for the Tiger-Poor-
man the public can readily believe the
rumors occasionally floating about of
$75,000 monthly dividends by other mines
which yield higher grade ore than this
ono and take it out in greater quantities
without any ex|iense for hoisting or
Cnnyon   City   Strike.
Ijist year several rich ledges of gold-
bearing quaitz were discovered in the
Susunville mining district. Also have several rich discoveries been made in mines
in the Granite and Robinsonville camps,
but the latest and richest of all, similar
in many respects to Klondike strikes, has
been disclosed near the famous old mining
camp of Cnnyon City. The Great Northern mine is owned and operated by Isaac
Guker, having located the same in September, 1890. Two men have taken over
$1000 from the claim with "a mortar and
pan during the post week. The gold is
licing taken from a cut 20 feet long and
12 feet deep, in which there is an exceedingly rich ledge 12 or 14 inches in
width, and which makes an average yield
of $8 to the pound, aggregating $10,000
to the ton. In one instance $82.50 was
secured from four pounds of decomposed
Sunlight nnd Cardnell District.
The mining activity in the vicinity of
Whitehall, Mont., seems to be on the increase, and the good weather of the past
month has given it an impetus. Over in
what is culled the Sunlight or Curdwell
district much good work is going fin, and
there is a strong likelihood thnt the present month will see some ore shipped from
there. There nrc some 15 men working
on the various claims of that district,
and the very best reports are coining in.
Henry Schmidt is developing the Hlnck
Eagle, nnd has a very large liody of ore.
a pint of which will do to ship. Henry
Heider, who says that Linneman nnd
Schmidt of Unite are in with him, is developing a claim and is in fair ore. Geo.
Watciman and Mr. Hindiunn are at work
on a claim and are saving ore that will
pay to ship.
Hilda* r Group of  Mines.
A 10-stamp mill and other equipments
necessary   have been  purchased  for  the
lladger group of mines near Susnnville,
in eastern Oregon.   The group consists of
the Badger,  the Hughes, the McQuade.
the King of the Hills and the Steamboat
gold quartz lodes, and is situated on the
south side of Klk creek, in the Elk Creek
mining district, in ('.rant county. 38 miles
from Sunipter, the nearest railway point.
It is the intention to ship 15 car loads
of ore while awuiting the arrival of the
machinery,  which  is not expected  until
j Mny 1st.   The shipping ore averages $82
' per ton. and the pay strenk in the veins
j from 18 inches to 7 feet, and none of the
i ore- mills   less  than   $10   per   ton.    The
ground bus been opened up by over 700
feet of tunneling und will lie fully developed by spring.
\in I   It   Itrpubllr.
The lively young mining camp on the
Colville reservation will lie known as
Eureka no longer. I'ncle Sam's government has named it Republic nnd John
Stack hns been appointed postmnster.
The postoflice will lie in operation within
a short time, delay being occasioned by
the fact thnt certain official documents
concerning the appointment of the new
postmaster are missing, having been lost
in transit. The crusher of the Republic
mine of Eureka camp was the heaviest
piece of mining machinery ever hauled
over the Marcus road. It weighed 13,000
pounds, nnd wns six days on the road
from Marcus to Eureka.
Colombia and Kootenay.
News comes from Rossland of the purchase of the Columbia and Kootenay
mine by the British America Corporation
for $275,000. The Trail Mining Company
held a meeting in Chicago Monday and
wind C. H. Mackintosh accepting the offer of the sum named, He immediately
wind the company the first payment on
the mine. The exact terms of the sale arc
not mentioned. Next to the War Eagle
deal this is the largest sale ever consummated in the camp. The mine is equipped
with a plant slued at $20,000, consisting
of a 30-drill compressor and three 125
horse power engines. The property consists of four claims—the Columbia, Koote-
nny, Copper Jack and the Tip Top and
the Kootenay fraction.
Port   Steele  District.
News comes from Fort Steele thnt the
famous  Coronda   claim,  which  is being
developed by D. I>. Mann, Is showing exceedingly rich gray copper ore.
Flood In   the   Klondike.
Major Wnlsh, commanding the mounted police in the Klondike district, writes
that the foul problem will be i subject of
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greater concern next year than this, as
the boots will be so crowded with passengers this season that it will be impossible to transport sufficient food for the
growing population.
Uold and Jewels for the lllahop.
Philadelphia, Feb. 15.—The faculty of
Overbrook's seminary has tendered a farewell reception to Rev. I)r. John E. Fitz-
maurice, rector of the institution for
many years and who has been appointed
co-ndjutor bishop of Erie. After addresses of goodwill the new bishop was presented with an Episcopal ring set with
10 solitaire diamonds, together with a
eross of gold, set with 21 large topazes
and pearls, and containing three receptacles fur relies of the saints.
Car  Company   Embarrassed.
Chicago, Feb. 15.—The Harvey Steel
Cur Company of Harvey, 111., has been
placed in the hands of a receiver on a
judgment for *"8,000 secured by I.obdell.
Farwell & Co. of this city. The judgment was secured, it is said, on the default of interest due on a $100,000 bond
The cold Is as bitter In many sections of
cur western country as any freezing corner of Klondike. Twenty degrees below
zero is not an uncommon condition of
winter weather, and by reason of this Intense cold rheumatism has Us best chance
to grow painfully Intense and chronic in
Its continuance. We need not, therefore,
borrow an Idea of cold from Klondike.
What we want is the best cure for Rheumatism, and anywhere and everywhere,
whether In freezing cold or melting heat,
St. Jacobs OH is known, valued and used
as the Master Cure of this universal
plague of mankind. The proof of its efficacy can always be produced, and Its efficacy in the cure of the disease go?s on
In all conditions of weather.
Berlin's servant girls are losing the
steady habits of the German dienstmad-
ehen; their average time of service in one
place is only nine months and a half.
Allen's Foot-Ease, a powder for the feet.
It cures painful, swollen smarting feet aud
instantly takes the sting out of corns and
bunions. It's the greatest comfort discovery of the age. Allen's Foot-Ease makes
tight-fitting or new shoes feel easy. It is a
certain cure for chilblains, sweating, damp,
callous and hot, tired aching feet. We
huve over 10,000 testi mon ials of cu res. Try
it today. Sold by all druggists aud shoe
stores. By mail for 25c. in stamps Trial
package FREE. Address Allen 8. Olmsted, Le Roy, N. Y.
Dispatches from Manila, capital of the
Philippine islands, announce two hundred
buildings, some of importance, have been
destroyed by fire.
After being swindled by all others, send us
stamp for particulars of King Solomon's Treasure, the ONLY renewer of manly strength.
MASON CHEMICAL CO.. P. O. Box ,4", Philadelphia Pa.
t believe Piso's Cure Is the only medicine that will cure consumption.—Anna
If. Ross, Willlamsport. Pa.. Nov. IU, 'K.
Dr. John Hall  Will Triumph.
New York, Feb. 15.—Tlie church of Dr.
John Hall will suffer no disruption
through the recent withdrawal of the
ciders and trustees. At the service Sunday it was announced that u meeting
would be held tomorrow for the purpose
of filling the several vacancies on the
Is in id of trustees.
Harvey Thomas of Chelan, who was
born July 2, 1880, lays claim to the distinction of having been the first white
child born on the Spokane townsite.
We are asserting in the courts our right to the
exclusive use of the word "CASTORIA," and
"PITCHER'S CASTOR I A," asourTrade Mark.
I, Dr. Samuel Pitcher, of Hysnnis, Massachusetts,
was the originator of "PITCHER'SCAsrORIA,'
the same that has borne aud docs now bear th.
facsimile signature of CM AS. H. FLETCHER oa
every wrapper. This ia the original'' PITCHER'S
CASTORIA " which has been used in the homes
of the mothers of America for over thirty years.
Look Carefully at the wrapper and see that it is
the kind you have alttvys bought, and has the
signature of CHAS. H. FLETCHER on the
wrapper. No one has authority from me to use
my name except The Centaur Company of which
Chas. H. Fletcher ia President.
March S, sty.        SAMUEL PITCHER, MJU
\<>   Direct   Dlaclnlmer   Haa   lle.-n   aa
Vet   Made   by   Snnin.
A LI ALL 11.
Items of Information Gathered From
n Wide Area—Political Happen-
Ina-a nnd Industrial Notea—Crimea
and Accidents.
Paul Krueger haa lieen re-elected president, of the South African republic.
Orders have been sent to Captain Sampson, in command of the North Atlantic
squadron off Key West, to send the torpedo boat Gushing to Havana with stores
for tlie use of the Maine.
News comes of the murder of a Mexican
in the placer district of Tenachi. 197 miles
east of HennosiUo, Mexico, as the result
of which 13 Americans are in jail in Te-
pachi pending an investigation. The
names of the prisoners are not known.
General Prospero Morales, formerly
secretary of war under General Barrios
and late head of the unsuccessful rebellion, has been declared president of Guatemala.
The loss of life and destruction of property by fire at Thirteenth and Pike streets,
Pittsburg, was the greatest in the history of the city. At least 15 people were
killed, over a score were injured and
property valued at a million and a half
was destroyed.
A memorial has been presented to President McKinley by a delegation of New
York business men, representing a large
number of well known firms in that city,
asking action be taken by this government looking to the re-establishment of
peace in Cuba.
Diplomatic relations between the United States and Spain through Minister De
Lome are at an end and correspondence
will be conducted exclusively through
Minister Woodford in Madrid until Spain
sends a new minister to Washington or
designates a charge d'affaires.
Michael Cudahy, the multi-millionaire of Chicago, was in Los Angeles, (Jul.,
the other day. He is making a tour of in
spection of his interests in southern California. He has under consideration the
advisability of transforming the Nadeuu
ranch of 3000 acres, which he owns near
Florence, into a beet sugar farm and
erecting a factory which will equal any
in southern California.
A new office for advising the Japanese
emperor and ministry in military and
naval affairs has. been created, to be
known as the Gcnsui Fu, the memliers of
which will be chosen from among the admirals or field marshals who have rendered special sen-ices. Prince Komatsu,
Marquis Yamagata, Marquis Oyaina and
Marquis Saigon have been appointed
members of the board nnd given the title
of generalissimo.
Advices from the Orient report nn assault by Japanese artisans on Mr. Bands,
secretary of the United States legation nt
Seoul. The attack was unprovoked ami
the police did not interfere. Sands, however, held one of the assailant! and compelled the police to arrest him. Afterward
a complaint was lodged by the United
States consul and the Japanese authorities have arrested various persons supposed to have been engaged iu the affair.
John F. Kennedy has commenced suit
at San Francisco agninst J. G. 4 I. N. Day.
contractors, to recover $112,500. alleged to
be due for services rendered during the
building of a canal and locks in the Co
lumbia river at Cascades. He stuted that.
in consideration of one-third of the profit,
he advanced money to the contractors to
enable them to complete the work, for
which they received $1,750,000 from the
government. Kennedy alleges that the
net profit of the contractors was $300,000
and he is entitled to one-third of that
amount, und bus paid out $75,000.
Two Yeara In a Montann Jail.
Kulispell. Mont.. Feb. 15.—J. W. Brown,
a prominent fanner und stock raiser, was
convicted of stealing cuttle and given a
sentence of two years in the penitentiary.
Being a prominent man in the community
the case was hard fought und went to
the jury at 12 o'clock Saturday night.
They reported at 10 a. in. Sunday anil
the above i* the finding.
The Recall  of Mlniater De Lome la
Considered   Certain.
Washing!on, Feb. 10.-—The publication
in what is supposed to be nn nutograph
letter written by Senor De Lome, the
Spanish mini-tor, to his friend, Canelejas,
criticising the president with the utmost
freedom, cnused a sensation in offlcinl
Washington and soon will be followed
by Minister De Lome's departure from the
United States.
In this biter the Spanish minister refers to President McKinley as "weak and
catering (•■ the rabble," and as a "low
politician, who desires to stand well with
the jingoes of his party."
Why should the laundress always, be in
need of washing?
New York, Feb. 15.—A speciul lo the
Herald from Washington says:
The De Lome incident is still unsettled.
The cipher dispatch received from Minister Woodford was not entirely satisfactory. It was taken to the president by
Assistant Secretary Day, and ufter n short
conference between them Mr. Day sent
another cablegram to Minister Woodford.
Officially nothing will be said about
these, two communications further than
that, the incident is not yet entirely closed.
It is said that Minister Woodford's cable
was n report of his interview with the
Spanish minister of foreign uffuirs. which
showed that no direct disclaimer had been
made by Spain of that feature of the De
Lome letter which has been interpreted to
Indicate the insincerity of tbe Spanish
government in the matter of autonomy
and in the negotiations for a Commercial
Absence of such disclaimer is not entirely sntisfnetory to the president. Mr.
McKinley lielieves thnt when the Spanish
minister of foreign nffnirs fully appreciates the interpretation which has been
put upon Do lime's letter in some quarters in the United States, be will hasten
to disavow it. Minister Woodford has
been told in a positive way what the president would like to have done. In other
words, it is said he will use delicate diplomacy to secure the end destred, and the
president is sincere in the belief that another interview between Minister Woodford and the minister for foreign uffuirs
in Madrid will end the whole trouble.
As fur as that feature of the De Lome
letter criticising the president is concerned, the incident is closed.
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constipation. Syrnp of Figs is the
only remedy of its kind ever produced, pleasing to the taste and acceptable to the stomach, prompt in
its action and truly beneficial in its
effects, prepared only from the most
healthy and agreeable substances, its
many excellent qualities commend it
to all and have made it the most
popular remedy known.
Syrup of Figs is for sale in 50
cent bottles by all leading druggists. Any reliable druggist who
may not have it on hand will procure it promptly for any one who
wishes to try it. Do not accept any
We are the largest manufacturers in the
state ot
Prime California Oak Leather.
immense s'oek of Saddlers' Bonds. If
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No. H, '»t».
ft mm\m silimtoimai,.
It. O. MATHESON, Editor.
SATURDAY,   FEBRUARY   2(1, 1897.
Hotel Selkirk:::
Brandon & Barren, Props.
Fine View of the Lata.
Up to Date Service.
Fire Insurance and General* Agtnts,
'     o*cac»MIMNO BBOEEB9.QM0I
_MP*Sole;ngent for Silverton*. TowDaite.
NOTICE—"J. I.  C." Mineral  claim,
situate in thn Slocan Mining Division
of West Kootenay   District.   Where
located:—North of Four-Mile creek,
about two miles from Silverton, B. C.
Take notice that I, Chailes E.  Hope,
Free Miner's Certificate No. 97291, intend, sixty days from the date hereof, to
apply to the Mining Recorder for a Certificate of Improvements, for the purpose of oLtutnitiK tv Crown Grant of the
above claim.   And   fnrther take notice
that action, under section 37, muBt be
commenced before the issuance of such
Certificate of Improvements.
Pated this loth day of February, 1898.
Cll.vs. E. floi'K.
N0T10E—"Arena   Fraction"   Mineral
Claim; situate, in [the Slocan Mining
Division of West Kootenay District.
Where located:—North of  Four-Mile
creek, about two miles from Silverton,
Take notice that I, Charles E. Hope,
Free Miner's Certificate No. 97291, intend, Bi_t.y days from tbe date hereof, to
apply to the Mining Recorder for a Certificate of Improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant of the
above "claim.   And further take notice
that action, under section 37,  must be
commenced before the issnanco of bucIi
Certificate of Improvements.
Dated this 15th day of February, 1898.
Ciiab. E. Horn.
NOTICE—"Emily     Edith"     Mineral
Claim; situate in the Slocan Mining
Division of West ■ Kootenay District.
Where located;—North of  Four-Mile
creek, about two miles from Silverton,
B. C.
Take notioe that I, Charles E. Hope,
Free Miner's Certificate No. 97291, intend, sixty days from tbe dale hereof, to
apply to the Mining Recorder for a Certificate ol Improvements, for the'pur-
. pose of obtaining a Crown Grant of the
above claim.   And further take notice
that action, under section 37, must be
commenced before tbe issuance of such
Certificate of Improvements.
Dated this 15th day of February, 1898.
Crab. E. Hofk.
NOTICE—"Jenny    Jones"     Mineral
Claim, situate in the Slocan Mining
Division of  West Kootenay District.
Where located:—North of Four-Mile
creek, about two miles from Silvetton,
Take notice that I, Charles E. Hone,
Free Miner's Certificate No. 97291, intend, sixty days from tbe date hereof, to
apply to the Mining Recorder for a Certificate ot Improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant of the
above claim.   Ami further take notice
that action, nnder section 37, must be
commenced before the issuance of such
Certificate of Impiovements.
Dated this 15th day of February. 1898.
Ciiab. E. Hor_.
NOTICE-"Silverton    Boy"    Mineral
Claim, situate in the Slocan Mining
Division of West Kootenay District.
Where located:—North of Four-Mile
creek, about two miles from Silverton,
Take notice that I, Charles E. Hope,
Free Miner's Certificate No. 97291, intend sixty days from the date hereof, to
apply to the Milling Recorder for a Certificate of Improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant of the
above claim.  -And further take notice
that action, under section 37, must be
commenced before the Issuance of such
Certificate of Improvements.
".hied this 15th day of February, 1808.
C«a» , E. Hope .
NOTICE—"W.H. R." Mineral Claim,
situate in the Slocan Mining Division
of   West Kootenay  District     Where,
located:—North ol  Four-Mile creek,
about two miles from Silverton, B. C.
Take notice that  I, Charles li. Hope,
Free Miner's Certificate No. 97291. intend sixty days fro n tbe date hereof, to
apply to tlie Mining Recorder for a Ger*
liticaio of Improvements, for the purpose
of obtaining a Crown Grunt oi the above
claim.     And  further take notice that
action, under section 37, must be commenced before tho Issuance of such Certificate of Improvements.
Dated this 15th day of February, 1S98.
Ciiab. E. Hope.
NOTICE.—"Moliawk"m;neral i lam equate in the Slocan Mining Division ol
West   Kootenny    District.      Where
located:    On  Four-Mile  creek,  and
about two miles from Silverton, B. C.
Take notice that I, Charles E.ilope, free
miner's certificate   No,  97291,   intend
six!)'days from tbn date hereof to apply
to the Mining Recorder for a certificate
of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a Crown   Grant ot  the   above
claim.   And further  take   notico that
action under section 37, must be commenced  before   the  issuance of   such
Certificate of Improvements.
Dated Ibis 15th divy of February, 1898.
Ciiab. E. Horn.
I like to herr mon sing the praise
Of lands that gave them birth ;
Man's native place should always bo
The dearest spot on earth;
Thero never waa a hero who
Did not look back through tears
And tender memories upon
The scenes of early years.
But you and I too often meet
Men who profess to find
All things less splendid here than were
Tho things they left behind ;
Their native lands had better laws
And better men, they say,
And oft they make us wonder why
They over came away!
I like to hear men Bing the praise
Of lands that cave them birth ;'
Men's native place should ever bo
Tho dearest spot on earth ;
But when a follow has to peek
Ilis bread some other where.
Let him transplant a little of
His love of country there !
NOTICE.—"Crescent" Mineral   Claim,
situate in the Slocan Mniug Division
of   West  Kootenay District.   Where
located:—North of   Four-Mile creek,
about two mileB from Silverton,B ,C.
Take notice that I, Charles E. Hope,
FreoMiuer's Certificate No.  97291, intend sixty days from tho date hereof,   to
apply to the Mining Recorder for a Certificate of  Improvements, for the purpose ol obtaining a Crown Grant of the
above claim.
Andfutther take notice that action,
under section 37, must bo commenced
before the issuance of  such Certificate
of Improvements.
Dated this 15th »lny ol February, 1808:
Ciias. K. Hoit..
Silverton News Go.
Fruits and Confectionery, Tobaccos,
All the Latest Periodicals, Including tho
Leading Daily Papers of the World.
Blank Books, Receipt Books, Stationery.
Hupscr!ptions received for all magazines.   Courteous treatment.
The proposed changes in the mining
laws recently advanced by Prof
Oarlyle, Provincial Mineralogist, are,
we think, worthy of adoption by the
Legislature of this Province, The
change regarding work before record
is aho an excellent one. If, by
any change of law, the indisorimiuato
staking of numerous claims by one,
who intends only to re-locate at the
expiration of the year without doing
assessment work, cau be prevented,
by all means let us havo the law. We
know several instances of prospectors
who have located as many as ten, and
sometimes twenty claims in a single
year and aa they, as u rule, cannot hire
men to do their work and cannot do all
themselves their claims stand, unopened, only to In1 re-located in a
partners' or friends' name.j It is such
things as these which is holding our
country back. If, say a ten-foot shaft
or tunnel h:id to be sunk or driven on
the lead before a recoid of the location could lie made, we would have.
leg1) of our mountains covered with
claims, soma of which have not had a
pick stuck in them since they were
Another change is recommended by
Prof. Carlyle; viz: That all claims
should run out on the 31st of each
December. This chango would also
lessen the damage to the country by
the class of prospectors referred to
above. Fcr instanci; no assessment
woik being clone on several claims,
owned by one man, he could not relocate them all. Other legitimate
prospectors would have a clianco to
locate some of the claims not represented. Thia change would also have
the effect of preventing any systematic jumping of u> represented property. At present, with claims' running out at all times of the year, one
man can obtain claim* in divers parts
of the district, but with the proposed
ch*ngp, everyone would know at what
time a rc-location could be made.
We also commend the blazing of
side lines. As it, is now, it ia'qt-jfte*
possible to prospect over sevoral claims
without crossing a line. The Mine-
Ownei's Association, at a meeting held
in Nelson, have decided to ask t mt
on payment of a fee of $5, an additional two months be granted to the
year, as at present, in which to do
assessment work Why a year's time
in which to do $100 worth of work is
not long enough, we do not know, and
this asked for change would be very
liable lo cause considerably OaufusiOD
in regard to re-locations. We see no
good reasons given for this extension
of time.
tin- pockiug up of supplies, but this
force will be largely increased during
the season.
The L. Ii, the famous gold-arsenic
property on Red mountain, will ho
opened up and worked. The force at
♦he Curriis must bo largely increased
in the near future, as tho air drills are
to be put into use at once. The Texas
Boy Fraction, the MuMere, the Little
Giant, the Standard, and many more
of the best of pur prospects will be
The Comstock mine will be working a larger force than at present, as
Superintendent Thomas informs us
that he expects to do considerable development work all summ cr.       »
If the rumored sale of the Fidelity
should be brought about, it is extremely probable that a large force
will be put to work on that property,
and tho adjoining claim, the Frisco,
will work five men all summer. Thb
Emily Edith promises to be ft heavy
shipper, and it's force is soon to be increased.
Thero is one noticeable fact, and one
that should give every mining man increased confidence in our mines, and
that is that every mine and prospect
that has been worked this winter
shows marked signs of improvement.
What is needed only, on most of our
prospects, is work.
200 Gases Goodwin's Candles
100 cases Hamilton powder
One car Cumberland coal
and one car fresh groceries.
Silverton,      13.   O*
The petition of the citizenB of Revelstoke for incorporation of that
place was read for the first time in
the House last week.
An .example should bo ma.lc of the (THE tj. P. R. SHOWS THE   WAY
Provincial Mineralogist Carlylo has
handed in his resignation to the government. It is to take effect on April
1st, and will be accepted.
Tha press of Kootenay is adding
rew strength to its rank daily. In
Kuskanook wo hear that two weeklies
are to be brought forth; at Moyie
City, a Weekly, the Pion *er, h*n arisen
out of the ashes nf the Slocan City
Pioneer, and will ha under tho wing
of 1). It. Young. At danbrool: it is
rumored that their interests are to be
looked after by a local sheet and
Fernip, lately known as Ccal creek,
will soon be presented.
B. C.
00 TO
Mrs.   Matheson,
For Dress    Goods.   Millinery, fancy
goods. Confectioner and Ikkf r.
B.  C
SILVERTON,      -      -      -
Tho prospects for k bu^y summer In
Silverton arc daily increasing and the
croakers, who have been prophesying
a dull season on account of tho Klondyke craze, are doomed to bo disappointed. Tho Silver Nugget will he
fully developed this summer, and a
large force will be working there as
soon as the danger from snow slides is
passed. This property runs high —38 3
ounces to the ton in native silver—and
will be among the largest of our shippers.
Wo are informed, on what we consider nliablo authority, that the
Wakefield will start work at tho beginning of next mouth. Only a small
force of men will at present be put on,
B. C on account of Iho difficult* attending
One of our contemporaries in last
week's issue, refer, to Silverton as
Four-Mile. We would like to enlighten our friend that the name of
Four-Mile is antiquated, and was
dropped year* ago. The nama ''Silverton" seems to hi- a bugbear to some,
of our neighbor! and it is carefully
avoided when referring to any of our
mines. Whether this is jealousy or
only ignorance, is doubtful, but they
should be honest enought to credit us
with what is due. The fict that Silverton is bound to be the lnading town
on Slocan lalcccan bo no longer ignored,
and the sooner our neighbors recognize it and join us in our prosperity,
the better for them.
Kuskanook murderer and a short
shift given him, We have always
prided ourselves on our law and order
and with good reason, but there must
be no 'delays or quibbles over this
last brutal affair. Tho minute the
lawless element imagiue that the
British laws are to be administered,
as they unfortunately are in some
parts of the Western States, that
minute will see a greot increase iu the
number of such affairs as that at
Kuskanook. A swift judgment for
this crime will show others that we
still have power and will to enforce
our laws and that in Canada retribution must surely  follow crime.
A railroad war is on and tho C. P. R,
has tattcn tbu initiative in a murdering
of rales. A cut of nearly 50 per cent
has been made in the- transcontinental
rate. A lirst-olasa ticket can now bo
purchased from Montreal to Vancouver
for $40. A ticket trom Silverton to Chicago is now |81, The Spokesman-
Review devotes two columns to an abmo
ol the C. P. R.
The Now Donvor Lodge, in a le-
cent issue, call our attention, in an
uggrieved tone, to a uotice that they
had publisb/d, respecting their intention to cr-It-hrate the 24th of May,
next. The notice bi gnu as follow-.:
'•Take notice that New   Denver will
Tbe Kossliiniler is authority for the
following statement:
Carlos Wurfb'ld, Mr. Heifizes private
secretary, has letuined to 'iultu II,* rav*
that Mr.HeinW n-ceivd tl.liOOjO for
bisBinelier and railway aud retain bis
Interest in bis mineral claims and town-
t-ites and reiuin» a hull Interest in the
land grant. Mr. VYarQeld also savri
that the C. & \\\ will be widened't»
standard gsage, (but a lead slack will bo
erected at Trail and that a rate of $8. per
ton will be given for Itosslaud ore.
A rather Rood story is told on a resilient of West Maeteod. Ii seems that
Home days ago, be tied bis team Outside
the general hospit.il to go in ami see a
patient. It was towards evening and netting dink. Alter be bad been there some
litilj lima he was startled by hcai-ink a
use on eu*tteriiM| off und a team running.
The  nearest  w«y wad by the lack" door
and   bo  wont  through lherna'   a lope.
Without   locking   to the right or to  the
ce.cbrate the. 21th of May, etc.      We   Mt he started utter  the nmaway team,
Genial John Keen, of Kaslo, has
comj.l'jted the assessment list for
West Kootenay. The assessed value
of real property in Silverton is $91,-
350; personal property is valued at
§7,000, thus bringing the total actual
value as assessed, §98,350. The tax
for real estate and improvements is
§730.80, and for personal property is
§50.50, being a total of §783.30. In
a lettfr to the Silveitosias, Mr.
Keen, speaking of the above ligures,
says: "This should show you, you
ore alive town, and, though a young
one, have wealth. Mr. Keen further
on expresses his opinion that when he
next assesses Silverton property he
confidently expects to find it trebled
in value,
From all reports the Legislature at
Victoria, undismayed by the fact that
they might sratch the now furniture,
are having a re-enactment in a
limited way of tho Austro-IIungary
francas. When the Prime Minister
of the Province calls another member
of the House a liar, and another Minister threatens to punch an antagon.
ist, it is time to pause. Those who
represent us are presumably gentlemen, and we would not like to class
them anything clao. But if the
scenes enacted thus early in the session aro carried out, wo will have no
causo to deride tho Austrian House,
Things are lively in the Houso, without a doubt, and presumably would
be moro so were tho Speaker to allow-
any discussion of the Turner libel
suit. This suit and its cause are
tabooded subjects until after tho
trial—or until after tho elections,
which is just as Mr. Turner intended, graph
are sorry we had not askt-d permission
of New Denver and the other towns
on the lake bt-fore we held our meeting about our celebration, but we
overlooked the fact that some to a ns
wanted to hog every holiday forthein-
lelvet, Wt concluded from the fact
that the last holiday was turned to
use by New Denver, that possibly
they would be magnanimous enough
to give us the next occasion. The
people of Sdverton regretted the rain
which spoiled New Denver's celebration, but if wo would surrender our
legitimate claim to the U4th iu New
Denver's favor and it should ruin
again, we suppose they would enter
in a'you've-no-busitiess" hero way for
the 1st, of duly. Give Silverton the
same rights which New Denvor and
•Slocan City claims, and which every
place should have: Wc promise that
no notice will be published after tlie
24th of May, warning other towns off
the grass for July l».t,
Loungers on tho boulevards have
been treated to a novel spcctacl",
which has created no little amusement. As they were Htrolling about,
looking in the shop windows, several
individuals attired in frock coats and
tall hats, making their appearance on
the scene, went up to any of them and
bowing profoundly stood beforo them
for several moments with bent and
bare heads, and then departod without
uttering a word. The fair ones were
at Grst startled, then smiled, and
gazed intently on the men who had
thus politely and respectfully saluted
them. What did all mean, tho men
began to ask, for they had not been
tavored in a similar manner, A little
dodging behind a group of women to
whom one of tho mysterious promon-
adt-rs was paying his homage, led to a
prompt polution of the oinigni. Eicli
of tho gallant cavaliers was wearing a
wig specially contrived for the rccas-
ion, and on the top of the head where
no hair was to bo seen were printed in
large words announcing the approe?.h -
ing opening of a place of amusement,
Tho bare head was bent a sulliciently
long time to allow the ladies thus
honored to read this novel and original   advertisement. -London    Telc-
whiili be could bear ahead Of him c,oin,:
in the diieetion of West Mucleod, about
three miles distant. He continued tlie
pursuit until hrt reached home footxorti
and weary. There was no learn in sight
Then lie turned out «iih lanterns ami
looked through tbu brush, but still no
team lie trend his way back, looking
carefully through tbe brush, but still no
team. A'hcn he reached the ItQpnlU!
he kHind bis team htandiuu quietly
where be had left them. Further com-
ini nt is unnre-Mirv. anil we drop tho
curtain to slow music and a iuint echo
oi profanity.
Kaslo & Slocan
Bulijeot   to   Chun-fa   without oeliee.
Trains run on I'ucifi,- Haitian! inn*.
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(Jen. Freight and Pass, agent.
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Whitewater "
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McGuigan   "
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others who intend going into the
Yukon, nnd other Interior
Points iu Alaska, should call at
theC. P. R. office, at tho wharf,
and get LATEST INFORMATION regarding Passenger and
Freight Hates. Steamers sailing from Vancouver and Victoria. All other information
relating to Alaska, liicliii'.inir.
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