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The Silvertonian 1898-09-17

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 I \irt\MAM*i Ilko^lJM
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#2rer Annum.
fiaihrcd During iho Week By Onr
Ore brought in from the Silver Band
property gave assay returns of 846 oze
of silver per toil. This property i, *_
uatedatthe -■•«- of Eight Mile cre,k
"l"1 m I 'Ring operated by the 8ilver Band
glocan   (Jlty    mining    News—A    Miner
Injured—The   i'roipeetor  at
lliniin    and    Abroad.
Tlie Enterprise mine on Ten  Mile,  iB
at present unly working fifteen men and
with tbis force  is steadily developing
that big property.   When tlie raises are
all completed it will be the best developed mtoe in the Slocan and with a larger
reserve ore body iu sight  and  blocked
out than any other, not even   excepting
the Payne at Sandon.   The ore nhute iu
thi* mine is the most continuous body of
ore so^sr discovered  in   Ihe   Province,
that is a single ore shute or body  ol ore
without a hreak in it.   The   property  is
being thoroughly eqnipt with every thing
buildings, waggon toad, ore  dock  and
houses.   When this company concludes
to work their property to its full capacity,
something sensational in  the  shape  uf
dividends will be  given  to the mining
w >rld and tho   Enterprise,   miue   of  the
.-'locan will be known  wherever interest
in taken In mining, and will be mentioned
in the tame breath with such properties
lib the Ontario, Horn-Silver, Granite and
i there.   The ore already  shipped  from
this property, sunie 2000 tuus, has m\ce
than paid for all develupt-tneut work an.I
oilier improvements, iu fact It has been
a pheuonioaal property.
Among the "things not generally
known," nays the Miuing Repoiter, is
the (act that this country possesses a
single mine—not of gold or silver, or
•>ft-cio'iH stones—which is richer In "tuiin—
oral wealth than any of tbe great mines
of ancient or modern fame whose name*
are t-ynonyina for datzling wealth. Some
statihtics ret-eptlr published regarding
ihe famous Calumet and Heel* copper
mine on lake Superior, show it to be tlie
most profitable mining property in the
entire world.
Within the abort space of thirty years
in jvhieh this mine has lieen worked it
has yielded in dividends tho enormous
sum of $03,850,000, while its acton! present value is estimated at $5,">,000,000. For
several years past the Calumet and Hecla haa paid quarterly dividends of over
$1,000,000, and its average net earnings
have exceeded $tt,000,000 per annum, or
$20,000 for every working day of the year.
To develope this great property cost $1,
200,000, which has returned more than
forty fold. Twenty thousand persons
are dependant directlv upon this one
mine for their daily bread and butter
and the wages of the workmen are the
highest paid iu any mine of the kind in
the world.
Mining Company
G'O. Fairbaim and Bert Mi-Naught
went up Wednesday to do assessment
'vork on the Llille Giant claim up Four
Mile creek, This property ia said to be
a promising one and is owned by Geo,
Fairbairi), Fred Liehscher and E. Ram-
Some extremely high assays have been
obtained irom rock brought down from
the Hoodo claim near the Howard Frac
tion on Union creek. The assay returns
are reported to give $150 gold and 200 cz
silver, The property is owued principally in Slocan City.
A meeting of '.he miners, of Slocan
City was held Ian Monday night in the
Royal Hotel and arrangement* made for
an extensive exhibit of filocan City ores
al ihe Spokane Fruit Fair. Much "enthu-
Rifsm was shown aqd a good exhibit is
J. Tinling returned ywtynUy from
Coffey creek, where he has be*-n pnttin-
in a trail to the Sellers group, No further work has lieen done on the property
as the owners desire to pmh work on
the trail in order to be auie to ship
duiii "j Ihe wiiui*.
W A Copland, owner of the Skylark
and Ranger group near Slocan City, took
a trip np Four Mile creek this week to
look after bis mining interests in this
•section. Mr. Copland hold some valuable property just below* the Comstock
mine which he pnr-joees Crown Granting
at an early date.
T A dimming!* will ex imine the Myrtle May claim on Fennel creek with a
view of se'-nring a bond on Ihe same
sh"iild it prove satisfactory. Mr. Cum-
mings has spsnt considerable time in
i-jfamiiiiog the mines and prospects ad-
jucimt to Silverton and Ins great faith in
the future of tbe camp.
Assessment work hss just been completed on theOllie Martin claim, lying
on the west side of Fennel creek about
one half iiiiie from its inouMi. The work
done has shown up n good stioi.n I'd.*''
with a paystreak eighteen inches <viil<"
nf ciirli'ioales. Thia claim is owued by
Wm. Hunter of Silverton. An extension to this properly bus been staked by
Peter Grunt, who christened hia new
property the "Belmont".
W. M.Hcckman, a miner living in
Slocan City, met with an accident Inst
Friday that caused the Iobb of his left
hand besides injuring him in other
places. Hickman had been doing assessment work on a claim near Slocan
City and was loading a hole preparatory
to shooting. He used as a tampiug
•tick a large Iron bolt which exploded
the charge and shattered his rtand. Some
time elapsed before he was brought to
town and the unfortunate man lost a
great deal of blood. The ss. Hunter
made a special trip to New Denver and
carried Heck-o-an to the hospital where
his hurts were attended to. An operation
was deemed necessary and the left hand
was cut off. Dr. Rrp«se reP01-18 the
patient aa mending rapid ly.
MOOOCSC -OOOC 300000003
A shipment of rails and pipes arrived
on Saturday for the Wakefield Mino.
Hill's barge brought in the same'day a
load ol lumber for that mine.
A destructive fire occured at the
Antoine mine last week, destroying tU
the buildings except the cookhouBc.
The men Joeing all   their effects.
Ed. Stewart, who has charge of
Sultana group, took a good outfit
force of men un to the property Wednes
d»y.   Work on  this property
pushed" ahead as fast as pot
will be
The Cosgrovo Company played a two
nights engagement hern on Saturday and
Monday and scored complete successus
at both perlormapces. T|ie Hall was
well filled on both nights and the audiences were highly pleased with the good
clean show presented by this clever
company. Each member of the troupe
was heartily encored in each of their
numbers and the presentation of the
moving pictures was a pleasing novel ty
to most in the spectators. Harry W Fay
was a favorite with his audience and his
sketches were good. The musical part
of the program rendered by Lilian Cosgrove and J Cosgrove was lully appreciated and tho ineclalResof the other per*-
formers showed them to be artists in
their respective hues. Tl.e show taken
as a whole was firstcliiss and fully as good
if not better than was claimed for it.
Should tbe Cosgrove Company play a
return engagement in Silverton they can
be assured of a good house, as it U the
best company that has so fur played in
our city.
He has given up his cradle and his little
worsted ball; .   '
He has bidden all his dolls behind the
door. ,,     ,
He must have a rocking horse
And a hardwood top of course,
For he isn't mamma's baby any more.
He bas cut off all his curls-thoy are only
fit for girls— , ,.
And has lett them in a heap  upon the
floor, ,.'     .
For he's six years old to-day
And he's glad to hear them aay
That be isn't mamma's baby any mor*).
He has pockets in his trousers like his
older brother Jim,
Though be thinks he should have had
them long before;
Has new shoes laced to the top-
"Tis a puzzle  where  they   stop-
And he isn't mamma's baby any  more.
He has heard his parents sigh, and has
greatly w ondered why
They are sorry when he has such bins
in store, .
For he's now  their darling  boy,
And he will bo their pride and jov.
Though he cannot he their baby any more
-Georglana D. Billings, in Youth'sCompanion.
Shiloh's   Consumption   Cure   cures
where others  fail.   It is  the leading
Cough Cure, and  no home  should  be
without it.   PleaBant to take and goes
right to the spot.   Sold at
j Private, bath rooms, at Tom Mulveys.
i Charley Greenlee paid our city a visit
bo Thursday.
H. H. Pitts of Sandon spout the fore
part of the week in town.
Gold Commissioi-'r Sproat, of New
Denver, ucconipanied by bis wife paid
Silverton a visit last 8unday.
J. W. McDonald, representing the
Nelson Miner, dropped into our sanctum
on Wednesday.
Mrs. B'iri'lav returned last Monday
from Slocan City, greatly improved iu
Miss Williama of Slocan City is spending a few days with Mrs. Gardiner oi
R T Lowery, the editor and financier
of the Ledge, paid this office a friendly
call on Saturday. The Colonel has now
backed down to trie coast preparatory to
making his grand eastern rush.
Last Monday James Bowes received
by express a thoroughbred black cocker
spaniel pup. This (log was sent from
coast and will be a valuable addition to
tbe canine society of our city.
Harry Aylwin   of New   Denver was
takeu   to the hospital on Wednesday
having been taken down with typhoid
fever.   Thia makes four caset of typhoid
at present in tbe hospital.
Some unknown admirer of the New
Denver Band in Sandon, wbo3e modesty
exceeds even his generosity, has presented that organization with fifty gosd
\\ o are glad to learn that tbe busines
heing done  by our genial  tailor. F. F
Liehs-cher, has grown to such au extent
that it will be necessary for  him to en-
ga.e assistants and move  his Btock  to
some larger building.
TJio Ladies Aid of Slocan City Preby-
terian Church gave a very pleasant
Social in tbe rooms nnder the Music
Hall, last Saturday evening. The affair
met with the success it deserved and the
0 jciety is now $25. richer.
"""Several cases of t-phul_ are reported
in the neighboring towns. Fortunately
at this time of the year there is not
much danger of the disease spreading
but proper care should be taken nnd
disiufectanta freely used.
To-ilay is the date fixed upon for tbe
nomination of candidates to fill the vacancies caused by the acceptance of
ufiiee of the newly appointed ministers
ot thia province. It is doubtful if any
of the four seats will be contested.
Laundry, neatly and quickly done at
Mulvey's Lauudry.
Last week, a horse belonging to the
packtrain of Anderson and Brady missed
its footing and fell over the dump at the
Wakefield mine. As a straight fall of
many hundred feet is to found here, it
ia needless to sbv that the horse hns not
been seen since.
Dr. Gibbs. late of Slocan City, has
located in Vancouver and will commence
the practise of his profession in that city.
The Doctor has been entangled in the
matrimonial loop since his removal to
tho Coast. Tho Silvertonun exteud:i
its congratulations.
The b.s. Hunter has been taken from
active service on the lake und the Slocan
is now making two return trips daily,
tying up at Slocan City instead of at
Rouebery as formerly. Thia is a great
convenience for travellers as the trip is
made more pleasant and in better time.
Among the paafongert. from the Island
by the Islander were Dr. Joseph Gibbs,
of Slocan City, and Mrs. Gibbs. The
latter was until Wednesday Miss Eleanor A. Ctisack, of Victoria. Sho was
married on that day to tho popular Slocan doctor. Rev. Mr. Barraclough performed the ceremony at the residence
of the bride's mother. — Vancouver
If you would lean on the staff of life
use Mulvey's bread. Always good-
Fresh  Daily,
"My son" said the old man "all is not
gold that glitters", "No" replied the
hopeful youth "but if it glitters you can
bet it ain't mud". This little story was
suggested to the mind of a Sii.vi-rton i as
scribe who overheard n passenger from
the boat giving his opinion on the Congo
ore on exhibit in the mineral case. After
gazing at the specimens and the gold
button extracted from an ounce of the
ore, he summed up his opinion by the
remark; "Pshaw, that's only iron
pyrites "
It is with regret that our readers will
learn that Jack Mills, an old time miner
who has worked considerable in the
Silverton mines, has been adjudged
insane by the Court at Nelson. He is
now boiiig held by tho aqtborites pend
ing his removal to an asylum. Jack Ib
a member ot tbe Miners Union belonging to a Montana Lodge, and although
he has received assistance from the Silverton Union he waa never a member of
tbe lodge here. He at one time received
serious injuries to his head, in a mine
accident, which no doubt accounts for
his present deplorable condition.
A very enjoyable picnic was given to
the younger generation of Silvertonians
by tlie ladieB of Silverton on Saturday
afternoon last. The children gathered
on the beach j ust north of town and had
a merry time, succeeding in their games
in finding good appetites for the delicious lunch provided for the occasion by
tbe ladies. It is said that a member of
the sterner sex appeared on the scene
just as lunch was being served but the
fact of his minority ia not reported as
interfereing to any appreciable extent
with his appetite.
Tlie German born residents of Spokane
are preparing what probably will prove
hy far the most expensive and most
gorgeous float in tbe monster parade
which will open the fruit fair this year at
2 o'clock on Tuesday, the 4th of next
.month. The float will be one which every
man who has a drop of German blood in
his veins may well be proud of. The central figure will be a very magnificent representation ot Germania. Tho work of
raising the money was started by four
cash subscriptions of $25. each. Tbe Germans say tbey will put $300 or $409 into
tbis float.
Geo. Clark, one of Silverton's most
gifted mixologists, had an adventure
last week. George is nn excellent swimmer and makes a practise of taking a
plunge in the lake each evening. While
engaged in his favorite pastime one
evening last week his clothes mysteriously dissapeared and George arrived
home later on arrayed in a decollette
costume consisting of a flour barrel surmounted by a wreath of smiles. The
toute ensemble was charming although
it is said that the modest moon drew
several thicknesses of clouds over her
face ou thia occasion.
Stop that Cough! Take warning. I
may leal to Consumption. A 25c bottle
'f*iiiiloti's  pura, mav   save   your  life
Solil'ut TUe SiW&ton Drug Store.      t
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The 'Wetaskiwiir. Free Lance, which
has again appeared onions oar exchanges improved in appearance and as bright
as ever, has this to say for itself.
"Since the inception of this renovated
Free Lance, a deputation of stiffs have
waited on ua to beseech and implore
that wo modify the flippancy of our
reading matter. In deference to their
wishes, we will therefore have a children's corner, a veterinary column, and a
charade and puzzle department. The
editorials will be all about the plebiscite
most wonderful of topics, and the
speeches of august personages like
Foster and Dfcvin will be given in full.
The rest of the paper will be devoted
to Kinnttv wheat and the butter trade
with Japan. As the spokesman of the
deputation observed, people are out here
to be educated, oat to be a mused. Nit."
B.   O.
M_tepp|f_, ontiiseT
JS&e, _M_. _B-Eg_y-B>I>XJ-M[>
Silverton,      •      •
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The owners of tin* townsite of Movie
havo a fight on their hands with the
Canadian Pacific Railway company.
When the people of the town were on the
point of congratulating themselves upon
the immediate entry of the Crow's Nest
Pass railway, tbey received a visitor in
the person of the great railway corporation's land agent, whose mission it was
to arrange torms for the entry of the railway into the townsite. The proposition of
this official was that tbe owners ot the
townsite should give the company a
clear title to a half interest in the town-
site. If this was not done it was hinted
that the railway would give the townsite
the _o-by, and devote its energies to the
upbuilding of a rival town somewhere in
the vicinity. The owners of Moyie could
not see tbe necessity of giving thc railway
company one-half the townsite, but they
offered free right-of-way through the
town, nnd sufficient ground for siding and
stution. This, however, was not satisfactory to the company's agent and the
people of Moyie are not now so sure of
the railway as they were a few weeks
before. To most people it will appear
that a half interest in a townsite is a big
price to pay for a siding to a railway
company which is having its railway
constructed with the money of the people of Canada.—Nelson Tribune.
The Rev. C. F. Yates will hold service
in the Silverton Chuich on Sunday evening next at 7.30. AH ate cordially
invited to attend,
Karl's Clover Root Tea. for Constipation it's the best and if after using it you
don't say so, return tbe package and'get
your money.    Sold, at
The Silverton Drug Store, t
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| Fall and Win er Suit Patterns Now on Hand,
£      I would respectfully invite.gentlemen to an early inspection of my
9-  selections in Spring and Summer Suitings.
# My prices will be found moderate. I make it a point to >eep them as
low as is consistent witli good material, good workmanship and the care
and attention requiste to get up thoroughly satisfactory garments
Lako View avenue.
the Tailor,
Hotel Selkirk:::
Brandon & Barrett, Props.
Fine View of the Lake.
Lj» to Date Service.
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The   I.e Roi  I*  Shipping Ore
The L« Roi smelter at Northport is not
in operation, having run out of ore during the time the company was restrained from shipping. Daily shipments of
"JOO tons are being received, and as soon
'as enough ore can be roasted it is expected that both blasts will be used and
a full crew put to work again. This
state of affairs is pleasing to the people
here, who have been undergoing a long
Spflll   of   the   hllles   nn    neeminl—__ the.
Work on Nine Mile In Idaho—Altitude of Buffalo Hnmp—Sale* He-
ported of the Iron Mask, the Iron
Horae and the Copper Wonder—
Mining Note*.
There are 15 teams and 25 men employed on the Northern Pacific's Nine
Mile branch, near Wallace, Idaho, and
the gap between the old grade and town
will be completed this week. That is
practically all the work there is to do
for four miles, the old grade requiring
hut little repairing to put it iu shape
to lay ties and rajls. No announcement
has been made as to how fur the rails
will be laid this year, although there
are various rumors afloat regarding it.
Among the men employed on the work
the idea is prevalent that there is an
understanding with W. A. Clark that he
will work the Sunset and that the road
will be built to it as soon as possible,
lt ia out of the question for it to go
so far as that this year, us it will require
aeveral miles of heavy grading. The
Sunset claim is on the very summit of
Sunset peak, and has the greatest surface showing of any claim in the Coeur
d'Alenes without question. Mr. Clark
has owned it for years, declining to either sell or lease the property, although
there are plenty of men who would jump
at a chance to get to work it on any
reasonable terms. Another report is
that the track for the present will run
only to the Black Cloud mill, and another that it will be put through as far
as the Hi unite mine, a mile and a half
beyond the end of the old grade. Local officials profess to know nothing of
the pluns of the company, and it is
probable that they are honest in their
The   Iron   Maak  Sold.
The Iron Mask in Rossland camp is
soon to pass into the hands of the
Blackstock-Uooderham syndicate, which
lately acquired the Centre Star, and
' which lias owned the War Eagle since it
passed from the hands of the original
Spokane company. That a deal has been
pending for some time is well known.
That it is nearing tlie point of culmination is asserted by those wbo are in a
position to know the facts.
It is said that the price is to be at the
rate of $500,000, or $1 per share, for thc
property. Some who are in close touch
with the parties interested insist that
the price is even higher than this and
give as a reason therefor that the deal
mt* been hanging fire for some time
simply because the owners of the control of the property would not sell at $1
per share, and that there is no reason to
believe that they have weakened. However, it comes from an authentic source
tliat tho price is $1 per share.
IIo-kM the Iron Hone.
The Iron Horse in Rossland camp has
been purchased by George K. Pfunder
for tlie Mackay syndicate, which owns
tbe Virginia, Colonna and Monte Crista properties. Tlie Iron Horae was
owned by 'the Iron Horse Mining and
Milling Company of Rossland. Harry
Humphrey of Spokune was one of the
largest stockholders and he recently acquired the control of the property and
made the deal for the sale of the control
to Mr. Pfunder. J. D. Farrcll wus a
large stockholder.
Mr. Pfunder, who was in the city laat
week, said that he had closed the deal
for the purchase of 883,000 shares of the
stock of the company, the capitalization
being $1,000,000. He declined to name the
price paid for the stock, but it is claimed that the figure was 8 cents per share.
Aliunde   of   llufT-lo   Hnmp
The report that the new quartz camp
on old Buffalo Hump has an altitude of
12,000' feet is ridiculous, says the Idaho
Free Press. The figures given by the
United States geological surveyors who
were through the country last summer
place thc altitude of tbe hump itself at
8810 feet above sea level. This is the elevation platted on the map of the Hitter
Root forest reserve furnished by tha interior department for the use of Mr.
Glindining, superintendent of the reserve. The entire country was triangu-
lated and platted with great accuracy,
and the elevations of all prominent peaks
and stations are given, making it the
most serviceable map of ihis section we
have ever seen.
iiiiuBht  the Copper Wonder .
The British, America Conjioration last
week purchased the Copper Wonder and
two other small fractions lying to the
east of the Great Western for $5000.
There are 13 acres in .the three fractions. The vendors were Kennedy
Brothers k Purgold, who owned a third,
" Chester, of Spokane, a third, and Arthur
Cowing and J. S. Rogers, one sixth
Cn»h for Centre Star.
The sum of $2,000,000 for the purchase of the Centre Star mine in Roas-
iand, B. C, was deposited with Cashier
T. M. Hodgens of the State Savings bank
at Butte last week. The purchaser is
the Blackstock-Oooderham syndicate of
Toronto. The stockholders who sell out
are principally Butte people.
Paid for Government Timber.
The clerk of the United States court
has been advised by the department of
the interior at Washington that a check
has been received there from tlie Le Roi
Mining k Smelting Company of Spokane
for $148.18 in settlement for 148.183 feet When English soldiers are on the inarch
of timber cut by thc company from gov- and billeted upon publicans only three
eminent land near Northport. The set- halfpcneo per man is allowed for their
dement is a compromise. j breakfast
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closing down of the smelter as the result of the trouble between the B. A. 0.
and the Le Roi Company.
On the Overland.
Of the various parties which left Spokane and Ashcroft in the spring for Dawson City on the overland route, somo
have reached Teslin lake safely. The
Glenora News has chronicled thu arrival
of several of these parties. An a rule
they have not lieen pleased with their
trip, owing to the length of time it
took to travel across the long stretch of
country between Ashcroft and the Stickeen river. However, no accidents are
reported and if there was suffering along
th- Jiite from any other cause than in-
ext   ience it has not been chronicled.
Mining; Brief*.
The Boston & Montana Company of
Butte is earning $20 per share net per
The Alberta ledge in Rossland camp is
said to be widening in the east drift
and shows two feet of good ore in the
W. J. Harris has been appointed the
provincial attorney for the Le Itoi Mining & Smelting Company vice W. E.
Hall, deceased.
The Commander mine in Rossland
camp has been relieved of water to the
100-foot level and a drill is at work in
four feet of ore at that point.
R. E. Brown, the former Spokane newspaper man, now a mining magnate, is in
Victoria and will go from there to England to spend the winter.
A strike of black hornblende is le-
ported in the White Bear at Kossland at
a depth of 233 feet. Its values are said
to range between $5 and $34 per ton.
Application has been made for crown
grant for the Peoria property in the Slocan district. Several good ledges are
said to have been exposed and considerable satisfactory work has been done.
Thc daily output of Leadville mines
is 1500 tons with prospect of un increase
to 1800 tons before October 1.
It was learned at the office of the Miller Creek Mining Company that a carload of ore, the first shipped from thc
mine, will go to Kaslo next week.
At the office of the Wonderful Group
Mining Company yesterday returns were
received for a shipment of galena washed from the surface of the claim in hydraulic operations. It yielded 137 ounces
silver and 74 per cent lead.
T. G. Blackstock tells the Rossland
Miner that his syndicate would not think
of |>aying more than 50 cents per share
for the Iron Mask. But then it is recalled that Mr. Blackstock vigorously
denied all intention to take over the
Centre Star only a day before that deal
was closed.    ...
Good news continues to come from the
Waterloo strike in Camp McKinney, It.
C. It is reported that the miners are
sacking ore which literally sparkles
with free gold. Sirs. Finnegan, who
keeps thc boarding house at Cariboo
mine, is said to be a large owner of the
Waterloo and she is considered a wealthy woman since the strike was made.
The closing act in the life of the old
Virginia Mining Company of Spokane
which recently sold the Virginia mine to
a Hritish Columbia company took place
at the Hotel Spokane, when tbe stockholders met and voted to disincorporate.
It was a proxy meeting and (ieorge K.
Pfunder held about all of the proxies.
The Minor HappenlnK* of the nay
In All Part* of the World-The
Aftermath of the War—Bnalnea*
Feature*—Crime* and Accident*—
—Facts Of l_lere*t.
\\ In-less  Teleftrnpli*..
London, Sept. 12.—The experiments in
wireless telegraphy, which are being conducted at Osborne, continue to attract
the widest attention in scientific circles
and many of the foremost scientists pf
Europe have come to England to personally watch the tests. Until her departure last week for Balmoral the queen
took tbe liveliest interest in the experiments, and it is stated that many messages passed between Osborne house and
the royal yacht having on board the
prince of Wales.
Mr. Marconi, the young inventor of the
system, had charge of tile tests. During
a period of 10 days a bulletin was sent
each morning by wireless telegraphy giving the queen information concerning the
condition of the prince. Messages also
passed freely between the duke and duchess of York. The yacht was anchored
at a distance of two miles from Osborne
House, the two positions not being in
sight of one another, as they were intercepted by a hill.
Messages were received on lioard the
yacht when under steam, one from thc
duke of Connaught, and the reply was
successfully dispatched, no hitoh occurring from the first to the last
Maine'* {election.
Augusta, Me., Sept. 12.—Maine's regular biennial election for choice of a governor and other stale ofllcers is in progress today. The republicans expect that
their candidate, Llewellyn Powers, thc
present incumbent, will bc re-eleoted, but
all estimates as to his prolmblc majority
are more or less problematical.
The demoemtie candidate for governor
is Samuel L. Lord, the present mayor of
Haco. He was a republican until 1872,
when he followed llornce Ureelcy into
the democratic party. Outside of his
own city he has heretofore taken little
interest in politics.
Thc prohibitionists and populists also
have candidates in the field, but neither
is expected to (Kill more than a handful
of votes.
Six counties in Georgia are under water
as tho result of the terrific storms of
last week.
General Brooke is in command of American troops in Puerto Rico during the
absence of General Miles.
Thc customs receipts at San Francisco
in August were $507,273, the largest on
record for any single month.
The State of Kansas produced this year
one bushel of wheat for every man,
woman and child in the United States.
French papers hitherto hostile to Dreyfus are now strenuously urging the
French government to grant him a new
Sixteen thousand dollars of hidden
treasure, left by William H. Ferris, who
died recently at Mount Vernon, N. Y.,
has been found.
During the past four years the San
Francisco mint coined $153,607,834, of
which $125,000,000 was gold of Pacific
coast production.
The present population of the United
States exceeds that of Germany by about
22,000,000, and that of Great Britain by
The population of Palestine is increasing rapidly. Ten years ago there were
only 15,000 residents in Jaffa. Todiy
there are nearly 00,000.
Dawson City now has two newspapers
—The Yukon Midnight Sun and the
Klondike Nugget. Both are weeklies and
are sold at 50 cents per copy.
Col. T. C. Tupper, a veteran of the
civil and Indian wars, is dead in Cleveland, 0. He fought in forty-seven battles,
and was never wounded.
The Spanish officials at Havana have
required Miss Clara Barton to pay duties
and fines upon Red Cross supplies which
she took to that port.
An insurgent hospital has been established on thc outskirts of Havana City,
where Cuban and Spanish soldiers meet
on the most friendly terms.
Policeman John Bootheny of New York
rescued from drowning twelve young men
who were thrown into the water by the
breaking of  a  gang  plank.
An interesting point regarding the
black plague in India is its increasing
virulence—from 55 per cent of fatal cases
in the first week of April to 89 per cent
live weeks later.
An historic landmark in Rahway, N.
J., the Bridge street bridge, over which
General Lafayette rode into the old town,
is being torn away to give place to a
new structure.
Philadelphia physicians are greatly interested iu the case of Harry Gibson,
who lived for weeks after his ascending
jugular vein was severed.
General Polavieja, who is regarded as
the possible dictator of Spain, says the
Spanish people are thoroughly disgusted
with the present leaders.
Superintendent. Andrews of the Chicago schools proposes teaching Spanish
to enable the boys who so desire to fit
themselves for business in our new territories.
Chinese and Japanese merchants have
been defrauding the British Columbian
customs department out of thousands of
dollars with double sets of invoices.
An excursion train returning from San
Sebastian to Bordeaux, France, was surrounded by flames in a burning forest,
and had a narrow escape from destruction.
Explorer Lerner's expedition in search
of Andrce, the missing arctic aeronaut,
has returned to Hammerfcst, without
having found any truces of tlie balloon or
its occupants.
The United States gunboat Nashville
received the first news of the signing of
the peace protocol from the Spanish
cruiser Infanta Isabel, which put into
Gibara, on the north coast of Santiago
province, Cuba, when the Nashville was
lying there.
Many of the big milk dealers who supply New York, Philadelphia and seaside
resorts are said to be using chemicals to
keep the milk sweet, and these preservatives are pronounced very injurious, particularly to children and invalids.
Among the passengers of the auxiliary
cruiser Resolute, just arrived at Montauk point, Long Island, from Santiago,
are the marines who made the first landing in Cuba, at Guantanamo bay, and
held Fort McCalla against the repeated
attacks of the Spaniards.
Georgia's cotton crop will be 10 to 20
per cent short over last year.
Gen. Blanco has ordered the liberation
of 144 Cuban political prisoners from
the Isle of Pines.
Huntsville, Ark., is to have the largest military camp in the south, with
nearly 40,000 soldiers.
A Pacific Express Company's wagon
Hafe was looted of $0000 on the street
at Omaha, Neb.
Indians fired upon a boat, on tho Yu-
kon river, in Alaska, and killed one prospector and wounded another.
South Dakota supreme court has decided adversely to the state law requiring drummers to take out licenses.
jVbout 20,000 English ships entered
the nineteen free harbors of China in
1800. They carried only English goods.
The annual statement of the Philadelphia board of revision of taxes shows
an increase of $20,000,000 of taxable
property over last year.
Miss Helen Gould, daughter of thc
late Jay Gould, has given $25,000 to buy
food and delicacies for sick soldiers returned from Santiago.
(Jen. Wood has arranged to have all nt
the schools in Santiago opened on September 15. Tho element of sectarianism
has lieen abolished.
Five hundred Cubans are said to have
been killed or wounded in engagements
with Spaniards since the signing of the
pence protocol.
Crops have failed in six provinces of
Russia, where great distress prevails,
even the landed gentry appealing to the
government for relief.
George V. Anderson has been arrested
ut Washington for fraudulently impersonating a pension bureau oflicer in Maryland.—	
Many people in Brooklyn, Mass., recently paid $2.50 each for painted sparrows on the representation that they
were canaries.
Pension Commissioner Kvans has issued an order prohibiting thc sending of
pension checks to "general delivery" in
Thero is a state movement in Kentucky to provide a Bible for every officer and man on the new battleship named
after that state.
A Manila dispatch says it is reported
that the religious orders of the Philippines are selling their property to a Hong
Kong syndicate.
At different times last week three men
were instantly killed and cut to pieces
by a shifting engine at tlie Phoenix iron
works, Pittsburg, Pa.
The Spanish government authorities
state that since the beginning of the
sixteenth century their country has lost
600 war vessels in action.
Three persons are seriously ill in New
York as the result of drinking poisoned
whisky which had been sent them by an
unknown person.
Emile Zola will come to this country
next month and deliver lectures on art,
literature and on Dreyfus, the innocent
prisoner on Devil's island.
Thc United States signal corps at Manila reports that telegraphic communication has been opened between that city
and the Viscayas islands.
The Spanish government has published
a decree calling to arms 109,000 men, out
of whom 30,000 are for the colonies, presumably for tbe Philippines.
The Illinois Manufacturers' Association
is collecting evidence against several
leading express companies, which are alleged to have formed a combination in
restraint of trade.
The trip of the Monterey to the Philippines demonstrates that with good
weather this class of vessel may, with
her own steam and a tow, cross the Pacific ocean.
American  Sailor* Will Make Money
Ont of the Spanish War.
At least $1,000,000 prize money will be
distributed among American sailors as a
result of the war with Spain. More than
one-half of this sum will be paid in accordance with that section of law providing for the payment of a bounty for persons on board vessels of war sunk in action. The rest will be turned into the
treasury foi> distribution by the courts
which shall pass upon vessels of the enemy captured by American men-of-war.
From the official report of Admiral
Montojo, commanding the Spanish fleet
sunk at Manila, there were 1875 persons
on board the ships under his command.
The Spanish fleet was of inferior force to
the American squadron, and Rear Admiral Dewey's men will therefore get
only $100 for each person.
It is estimated that the aggregate
amount due thc Asiatic fleet as the result
of the destruction of the Spanish force
amounts to $187,500, which congress will
be asked to appropriate during the coming session. One-twentieth of this sum
belongs to Rear Adimral Dewey, as commander-in-chief, and he will therefore bc
$9375 richer than he was before the war.
American Comml**loner* Landed
anl Were Accorded Military Hou-
,„..-. omui 11 > rre*ented to the
Captain    tlcneral-Ofllclnl*     Vl.it
—A,!,,.,,,*   Mouterola.	
Forty-Ktmht  Centa  for Club.
Pendleton, Or., Sept. 12.—Saturday afternoon the first wheat sales for several
weeks were made. A total of 60,000
bushels were bought at 48 cents for club
wheat under the standard grade. The
total crop of this county this year
amounts to over 5,000,000 bushels, of
which scarcely 100,000 bushels, is yet
sold. It is the opinion here that if this
price holds good a large amount of wheat
will move from growers to buyers during
tho week.
City  of Tent*.
Vancouver, B. C, Sept. 12.—At New
Westminster this morning there ire
many peculiar scenes after the fire. On
the wide open space just beyond where
tho fearful fire stopped a city of tents
has arisen. Here thc provisional government and the Vancouver authorities
huve housed in tents lent by the militia
department all the homeless sufferers.
The property loss this morning is estimated at about $1,000,000.
Acnte Indunlrlnl  Crisis.
Kingston, Jamaica, Sept. 12.—Advices
received here from Antigua, the British
West Indies, of the Leeward group, indicate there is an acute industrial crisis
there, owing to the shutting down of the
sugar plantations, constraining the government to inaugurate relief works in order to avoid a threatened outbreak of
riot and pillage among the idle and starving laboring people. The sum of $10,000
has been appropriated for the immediate
relief of tho crisis.
Falcon   Islnnd   I*  No  More.
Victoria, B. C, Sept. 12.—News comes
from Suva by the steamer Miowera that
Falcon island, recently situated midway
between the Tonga i aim and I la a fa i
groups nnd immediately opposite the
Nomuka group of islets, has disappeared
beneath the waves in consequence of
volcanic action.
There were about 20 native fishermen
on the island who havo doubtless perished.
Jackaon'a   Punic   I*   rinded.
Jackson, Miss., Sept. 12.—No new cases
of yellow fever have developed. The panic which struck this city Saturday has
subsided nnd many who fled have returned.
Pious Russians do not eat pigeons, because of the sanctity conferred on the
dove in the Scriptures.
Hamlin, Sept. 12.—The United States
transport Resolute, having on board tho
American commissioners, arrived Saturday liorning. Tlie Spanish government
oflicia.3 went on hoard the transport to
welcono the Americans.
At 1:15 o'clock thc American commissioner!, accompanied by the Spanish officers representing Captain General Blanco, landed at La Alucliiiia wharf, and arrived ut the palace at 9:40, where the
captain general's body guard presented
arms. Captain General Blanco, in full
uniform, received the commissioners in
the reception room, where, after the formal presentation had taken place and the
official courtesies had bee" extended,
they sit down and conferred jr alwut 20
minutes. Tho captain general addressed
the cemmissioners in English.
The United States commissioners left
the palace shortly after 10 o'clock, ac-
compiuiicd by Dr. Coiigosto and General
Solanu. They were driven to the Ma-
cbina wharf, opposite the wreck of the
Maine, where they took lunch before returning to the resolute for dinner.
Colonel Cloud and Captain Hart, accompanied by a Spanish officer, then paid
a visit to Admiral Manterola and to the
captain of the port, after which they
returned on board the ltasolute.
The general public crowded the wharf
when tlie arrival of the Resolute became
known, but there was no demonstration.
The first session of the commission will
take -'luce this morning at 8 o'clock *it
the colonial government ollice.
On Friday the entire archives were
carted from the military governor's palace to the wharf, where they were delivered to lighters for shipment to the
Spaiii-.h mail steamer Ciudad de Cadiz,
that tails for Spain tomorrow. Preparations are being made for an early de-
purtue in overy brunch of thc government.
Wheat    Quotation*,    Wool    Figure*
and   the  Prlee  of  Prodaee.
Following are the Spokane quotations
Wholesale prices are given unle_s otherwise quoted:
Wheat at the warehouse—Country
points: Club, bulk 40c. sacked 41c;
bluestem. hulk 42c, sacked 43c. At Spokane: Club, bulk 43c, sucked 45c; blue-
stem, bulk 44c, sacked 4tk\
Oats—At S-iokane, f. o. b., $17 a ton.
Barley—Country points, t. o. b., 70@
75c per cwt.
Rye—Country points, f. o. b., 70c per
Flour, per barrel—Gold Drop, $4; Big
Loaf, $4.40; Banner, $3.75; Plansifter,
$4.25; Superb, $4; Spokane, $3.75; Swan
Patent, $4.40; Snowflake, $4; White Lily,
$3.7»; whole wheat, $4.26; rye, $6; graham, $4.
Fetd—Bran and shorts, $11 per ton;
shorts, $12; bran, $19; rolled barley, $20;
chicken feed, $15@20.
Hay—Timothy, $8 per ton; baled timothy, $10; wheat hay, $7.60(38.60; oat
hay, $7.50; alfalfa, $10.
Eggs—Ranch, $4.50.
Corn—Whole, $23; cracked, 184.
Wool—Fine medium, 6@7o per lb; ma
dium, 5@6c per lb.
Produce—Fancy creamery butter, 40
and (H) lb tubs, 25c per lb; 6, 10 and 20-
Ib tubs, 20c per lb; prints, 25c per lb;
California butter, 25@20c lb; Columbia
butter, 24c; country butter in rolls, 13c
per lb; cooking butter, 10c lb; eastern
creamery, prints, 23c; cheese, twin, full
cream, l*_Jc lb; ranch eggs, $4.50@5; selected eggs, $0; honey, white comb, I3J@
14c lb, fancy, 16c per Ib.
Vegetables—Potatoes, 00@75c cwt.;
cabbage, $1.75 per cwt; turnips, $j.25 per
cwt; cucumbers, 75c per box; onions,
$1.50 per cwt; beans, lj@ljc per lb;
carrots, $1.25 per cwt; beets, $1.25 per
Poultry—Chickens, live weight, 10@llc
lb; dressed, 12@13c; spring broilers, $3@
3.50; turkeys, live ll@12c, dressed 12®
13c; spring ducks, dressed $4@4.50 dox;
geese, live 10®lie, dressed 12@12Jc.
Meats—Beef cows, live $2.50@2.75,
dressed $5@5.50 cwt; steers, live $2.76@3,
dressed $5.50@0; hogs, live $4.50@4.75,
dressed $0@0.60; mutton, live 4@4Je,
dressed 7J@8c lb; dressed veal, 7@8c
lb; lamb, l_Je wholesale.
Portland, Or., Sept. 12.—Wheat-Walla Walla, 57<S)58cj valley and bluestem,
00c. The prices are forced above export
values by competition among millers and
Sun Francisco buyers.
Tacoma,    Sept!    12.—Wheat—Receipts
continue  light, as farmers are not disposed to sell.   Quotations unchanged nt
55c for club and 00c for bluestem.
San  Francisco, Sept.   12.- Silver bars,
Mexican dollars, 46Jc.
Lead, $3.00.
suinii-.il Senate Agree* to 1rm.    .
the American*.
Madrid Sept. 12.-The sen* ...
adopted the Hispano-American Tntn i
by a sitting and standing vote «\£,
unlay. H i,uc"
The position of the ministry ha i„wn
greatly shaken by the charges mad Vy
day against the government, collecyely
itor of j„ Heraldo, and now a recogi^i
lieutenant in the newly organized p»tv
headed by General Polavieja. It ii\J
lieved that Senor Canalcjas has don
ment to support his accusation! of
capacity against General Correa, mini.!
ter of marine. A majority of the calW
listened to this speech, and the sUM,
of the ministerial deputies was most it.
uificant. 8
A minister, in reply to a question •,
lo whether a ministerial crisis is immi
nent, said it was idle to attempt to conceal the fact that a crisis was inevitable,
and would come next week after the'
chambers had adopted the government's
bill authorizing the alienating of national territory as a condition of peace. The
queen, it is understood, informed Sagasta yesterday that sho would continue
to bestow her confidence upon him for
some dnys yet. Several prominent deputies arc in favor of joining General Pol-
avieja's party.
Second  Heglnient  I*  Free.
Vancouver, Wash., Sept. 12.—All men
of the independent battalion of Washington volunteer infantry and Battery A,
Oregon volunteer artillery, were given
furloughs today. The offer was accepted
by alt the members of the battery and a
majority of the infantry battalion, the
greater number of whom left for their
homes today. A number of the Wash-
furlough and will remain here until mustered out. All those receiving furloughs
were ordered to report to the post commander at Vancouver for muster out
etober 0. The battalion of the Eighth
California volunteer infantry recently ordered to garrison this post, is expected
to arrive  here today.
Named for Naval Heroea.
Washington, Sept. 12.—Washington
state has now a postofiice named after
Admiral Sclriey as well as one after Admiral Dewey. The office to be hereafter
known as Schley is located in Mason
Co., 17 miles west of Olympia, and Roland B. Hoy has lieen given the honor of
first signing himself postmaster there.
Doa't l«.- Wine.
Chicago, Sept. 12.—The national W. C.
T. U. directed a letter to President McKinley today urging the prevention of
the use of wine in christening the battleship Illinois by Aiiss I/eiter.
Fire   at   Omaha.
Omaha, Sept. 12.—Fire has destroy.sl
the extensive printing house of the
Heese Printing Company. Thc loss is
In one of the soldier hoy letters from
San Fruneisco it is recounted that a company of farmer boys recently arrived at
Camp Merritt and wero examined for enlistment. Very much to the surprise of
thc officers, who regarded the men as the
strongest and most rugged looking of any
in (ramp, 20 out of 08 were rejected on account of heart diseaso ond rupture. The
examining surgeon advanced the theory
that farmer boys were put at henvy work
too young.
The report of the commissioner of pensions shows that during the past fiscal
year more money hns heen paid out in
pensions than during either the first or
second terms of President Grant's administration.
Many people in Ilrooklinc, Mass., recently paid $2.50 ench for painted sparrows on the representation Hint they
were canaries.
Whistling is practically unknown
among the Icelanders, who regard it as
irreligious and a violation of the divine
Kaslo & Slocan
Time  enrd  No.  2,  taking  effect  nt  1
o'clock a. in.. September  1,  1808, Pacific
or 120th meridian time.—First class passenger tiaii:-:
LT. Daily. Arr. Daily.
8:30a.m Knslo ,1:30p.m.
8:55a.m.... South Fork  3:05p.m.
0:45 n. m Sproulcs  2:10 p. m.
10:00am....  Whitewuter  ....2:00p.m.
10:08 a. m Bear Lake 1:60 p. m.
10:2()a.m  McGuigan  1:38p.m.
10:34 a. ni Payne Tram 1:23 p. m.
10:35 a. m Cody Junction 1:22 p. m.
10:45a.m  Sandon  1:15 p.m.
Arr. Daily. Lv. Daily.
Mixed Trains.
Lv. Dally, Arr. Dnily.
ll:00u.m  Sandon 11:51)a.m.
11:10 a. m...Cody Junction.. .11:50a.m.
11:25 a. m  Cody 11:35 a. m.
Arr. Daily. Lv. Daily.
G. F. _ P. Agt. Superintendent.
Navigation and Trading
Steamers "International" and "Alberta"
on Kootenay Lake and River.
Five Mile Point connectio* with all
l-osseiiger trains of N. k F. 8. R. R. to
and from Northport, Rossland and Spokane. Tickets and baggage checked to all
United Stales points.
Leave Kaslo for Nelson and way points,
daily, except Sunday, 6:45 a. m. Arrive
Northport 12:15 p. in.; Rossland, 3:40 p.
m.; Spokane, 0 p. m.
Leave Nelson for Kaslo and way points
daily, except Sunday, 4:36 p. m.   Leave
Spokane, 8 a. nt.; Rossland, 10:30 a. m. *
Northport, 1:50 p. m.
Ijeave Nelson for Kaslo, etc., Tuesday,
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
at 8:30 a. m.; arrive Kaslo, 12:30 p. m.
Lravo Kaslo for Nelson, etc., Monday,
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday,
4 p. m.; arrive Nelson, 8 p. m.
Leave Kaslo Saturday 4 p. m.; arrive
Boundary midnight; arrive Bonner's Ferry Sunduy 10:30 a. m.
Ijeave Bonner's Ferry Sunday 1 p. D I
arrive Boundary Sunday 6 p. m.; arrive
Kaslo Sunday 10 a. m.
Close connection at Bonnor's Ferry with
tr..ms enstbound, leaving Spokane 7)40
a. in., and westbound arriving Spokane
7 p. m.
G. ALEXANDER, Gen. Manager.
Kaslo. B. C, Oct 1, 1897. _
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\n l uusual Fall of Snuiv.
'Kansas City, Sept. 12.—Dispatches received here show mi Unusual fall of snow
Friday night nml Saturday iu eastern
Colorado, north western Kansas and
southwestern Neb'usku. The heaviest
snowfall is reported in a special dispatch
to the Journal fiom Atwoml, Rowlings
county, Kansas, the correspondent reporting a fall of five inches nt that point,
with a heavy frost Saturday morning.
Oherlin, Decatur county, nlso reports a
heavy Riiowfull. Many other points in
Western Kansas report light flurries of
The Famon* Mlnluir Town I. Wiped
Out by the F1arae*-T-e Lo«»e«
Amount to n Million I>oll-r_
Eleven Live* Known to Me Lout.
Prescott, Ariz., Sept.  ll.-The    town
Irnln'r; *',? WmJ>}^7 wiped out this
WtonrSnE lre' entailin« a ,0S9 -*■ over
•»l,00(l,ixio in property. Klevcn bodies hav
score or
Mode*!   Man   I nenrllieil.
New York, Scjit. 12.—It is credibly announced that the hitherto unnamed
founder of the Cornell Medical College
who gave $1,500,000 for the erection of
the building in this city is-Colonel H.
Montreal  to  Have  Illeyele  Raee*.
Montreal, Sept. 12.—A private cablegram received from Vienna by Consul
Rattray states thnt Montreal's representatives have received the world's bicycle
meet for ne\t yenr.
Hermans weigh nearly 10 pounds more
than Frenchmen.
Suffered four years with female troubles She now writes to Mrs I-'E-ham
of her complete recovery. Read her
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so far  dcmi recovered, while a 	
mare are said to be in the ruins or miss.
'"«• Ihe fire originated from a gasoline
stove in a cabin nnd spread so rapidly
and fiercely that it was inipossibto lo
save even clothing. The fire woe confined exclusively to thc business portion
of the town und the open ground intervening between it nnd the mammoth
works of the United Verde Company
saved the latter's plant, otherwise the
loss and suffering would have been terrible. Many people from Jerome are. ur-
riving here on special trains, while those
remaining are being curded for by the
Where the fire originated was the scene
of a drunken carousal last night, and
while no demonstrations are being made
against the men who nre responsible for
it when the horrors of the deed wear
away from the victims, attontion will
be given to the men who are accused.
They ure said to bc Italkns.
8a>-»  He Court*  the Fullent Inveatl-
Kiillon   of Conduct  ot  the   War.
Detroit, Mich., Sept. 10. — Secretary
Alger arrived this morning. Being asked
to make a statement for publication relative to the charges nguinst his administration of the wnr department, the secretary replied:
"Now, what (Jo you want me to do?
Get down in the sewer with the sensational people7 They are not worrying
me. There is nothing to the charges excepting somebody's desire to make political capital.
"The work the department has had
to do in so short a time has been a very
great task. The commissary nnd quartermaster's departments have had the distribution of more than 900 tons of provisions, rations and forage duily. Part
of this hns involved transportation more
than half wny round the, world. It is
not surprising that some few slips have
been made.
"I have asked the president lo appoint
the strongest commission possible to conduct an investigation into the conduct
of the war. It will he made up of sdme
of thc ablest army officers and its work
will bc of the greatest importance as applied to thc past and as affecting the
future. Its greatest value will be in perfecting the entire organization of the
army and applying the lessons of the
Three   Convention*   at   ESIlen*-
imrR Nominate a Ticket.
Ellensburg, Wash., Sept. 12.—The ticket nominated on Saturday by the three
conventions, democratic, populist and
silver republican,  is as follows;
For congressmen at large—James Hamilton Lewis, democrat, of Seattle.    Will-
For supreme court judges—Benjamin
F. Houston, populist, of Tacoma. Mc-
Ivin M. Godman, democrat, of Dayton.
Fusion has been effected and what the
state leaders declare is the strongest
ticket ever put forward in the state has
been nominated. On the ticket chosen
each of the three large centers of population is represented and in addition the
agricultural counties have been given recognition in the selection of Judge M. M.
Godman of Columbia county, as one of
the supreme court judges.
1* nenorted That the Native*
Have Arisen AkhIiinI the Niiiinixli
Uarrlaon and Captured the Island* for Themaelve*.
San Francisco, Sept. 12.—Private advices have been received to the effect
that the Caroline group of islands, which
this country contemplated seizing, had
the war with Spain been prolonged, are
by this time in the control of the natives.
Two native kings of the group, who
hud long been at war with each other,
Borne months ago declared a truce, combined their forces and began war against
thu Spanish authorities, who sent in
vain to Guam for aid, after concentrating their forces at Ponape. The Spaniards were poorly supplied with ammunition and in no position to resist a
prolonged attack.
The supposition is thnt the place wns
captured and the Spanish garrison wiped
out. This would virtually mean the
capture of thc entire group of islands.
A French-Italian Stab* the Auatrlan
Kmpress to the Heart ln the CUty
ot Geneva—Supposed to lie an Anarchist.
You might as well be safe
in your tea-drinking, and enjoy
it more besides.
I'eople       Selected       to     Investigate
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The  Busine**
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Vancouver, B. C, Sept. 11.—The business portion of New Westminster was
totally destiny ed by tire this morning.
It is iiii'K'ssible to estimate the property
loss nt this writing but it will run into
the lunidreils of thousands. Despair nnd
suffering are the lot of hundreds of
homeless people. Food, clothing anil aid
of all kinds is being hurriedly dispatched
from Vancouver to the ill-fated "royal''
It is not known how many people lost
their lives, but it is feared several have
lieen burned to. death.
Campbell, a fireman, fell off the roof
of a burning building and wns killed.
A woman dropped dead from flight.
One woman, who had been confined two
weeks ago, died while they were moving
her from a burning house, while another
suffering from typhoid fever, -who had
bsen twice removed from residences
which were in the burning zone, did not
survive the shock.
. So extremely fierce were the flames that
apples on the trees on the side ol the
stred.opposite the burning housed were
Three river Steamers' were di*stroycd—
the Edgar. Gladys and Boimcoord.
Every Industry save the big Boys! City
planing mills anil Cleve (aiming Company has been wiped out. The Canadian
I'lie'ilie railroad station and bridge across
l'raser river were burned.-
The tire started about midnight on the
river front and was caused by a spark
from a steamer.
A   Lively   Klectlon.
NOW Orleans, Sept. l'i. The steamer
Olympia, which has arrived here from
Porto Cortes, brings news of serious rioting in Guatemala, during the recent elections, in which it is snid 300 were killed
and wounded. The story of the noting
wus brought from Porto Hnrios to 1 into
Cortes by a trading steamer, whose captain lays the facts were kept off the wires
bv the" government censors, .
'jVllhough l'rospero Morales had Oieu
after his .iipturc by the government
forces, hjs followers were ill content to
submit to the election of President M*
trad.i, and although in no shape to make
a strong light in the'balloting, gathered
In forces at the polls and considerable
disorder    followed    heated   personal   dis*
I"'1''*' .■   n
Troops  had  been  posted  near  all  tlie
polls nnd when disorders became extensive, the order to tire was given. Details
linking, but according to tlio stcaiii-
),-.(• were killed or futility
Ni.h-iIhIi   PrUoncr*   Shot.
Portsmouth,  N.   II.,  Sept  12.—Colonel
K. S. Dudley of the United States army
is here making an  investigation ot thr-
shooting  of  Spanish   prisoners  on  board
the Auxiliary cruiser harvard, which occurred just before that vessel left Culm
for Senvcv's islnnd. The shooting was
the outcome of a dispute between a number of prisoners and several privates of
the Ninth Massachusetts regiment.
No particular form of religion receives
olllcial recognition in Japan.
Washington, Sept. 12.—In his selection
of. men to investigate the war department, it would have been difficult for
the president to have seleoted nine men
better known to the American people
and yet equipped perfectly for the work
they will be called upon to perforin.
Lieutenant Colonel Schofleld was General Miles' predecessor as commanding
general of the United States army. His
experience in the civil war as a corps
commander, eminently fits him to pass
judgment upon the operations in the field
just concluded.
General Gordon has had the same experience lu the confederate army aa
General Schofleld on the northern side,
and in addition he has represented the
state of Georgia for two terms in the
United States congress.
General Granville M. Dodge is well
known as a man of large business interests in New York, but even better known
among s'oldiers whom he led to success
in the civil war. He also commanded in
army corps and has never last his interest in military affairs since entering civil
D. C. Oilman is one of the best known
educators in thc United States, at present holding the honored position of president of Johns Hopkins university in
Baltimore, Md. He was selected by President Cleveland as a member of the commission appointed to settle the Venezuelan boundary controversy.
Charles F. Manderson of Nebraska was
senator from thnt state for two terms,
and also served with distinction in the
wnr ns a division commander. He is at
present in Washington.
' Hon. Hubert T. Lincoln is, of course,
so well known aa to need no introduction
to the public, and the same is almost
equally true of Daniel Lamont, secretary
of war under the second Cleveland administration.
Dr. W. W. Kecno is a citizen of Philadelphia, nnd enjoys the reputation of being one of the most scientific and ablest
of physicians in that city.
Colonel James A. Sexton is best known
to the American people on account of his
cloction on Kridny to the post  of commander in chief of the G. A. It.
Urn, Gordon Decline*.
Atlanta, On., Sept. 12.—General John
lt. Gordon hns declined to serve on the
commission requested by President McKinley to investigate the conduct of the
Spanish-American war, giving as a reason his unstable health.
Geneva, Switzerland, Sept. 10.—The
empress of Austria was assassinated at
the Hotel Beau Kivagc, this evening by
an anarchist who waa arrested. He
stabbed her majesty with a stiletto.
It appears that her majesty was walking from her hotel to the landing place
of the steamer at about 1 o'clock when
an Italian anarchist suddenly appeared
and stabbed her to the heart. She fell and
was carried to the Hotel Beau Rivage,
where she expired. The empress of Austria had been stopping at the Hotel Beau
ltivage for several days. It was at first
thought her wound waa not serious, hut
sho died in a few minutes.
Another account of the assassination
of the empress says that after having
been stabbed from behind thc empross
roso and walked on board thc steamer,
when she fell fainting.
The captain did not want to put from
tho quay, but did so at the request of
the empress and her suite, there being no
apprehension that she was seriously hurt.
The steamer was put back before leaving
for the open lake, and the empress, unconscious, was carried to the hotel on
a stretcher.
The murderer is named Luchoni. He
was born in Paris of Italian parents.
Tho Kmpress Elizabeth Amelia Eugenia wus born December 24, 1837. She
was a daughter of the Duke Maximillian
of Bavaria and was married to Francis
Joseph, emperor of Austria and king of
Hungary, April 24, 1854.
They had three children, the Arch-
Duchess Gissola, who is married to Prince
Luitpold of Bavaria; the Arch-Duke Rudolph, who married Princess Stephanie
of Belgium, and who was,' seemingly, assassinated in 1889; and the Arch-Duchess
Maria Valeria, who married the j\rch-
Duke Franz Salvato, of Austria-Tuscany.
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Instruction*  Had Not Arrived.
-What I*  the Revolutionist  Party
Much Feared by Spain?
At the death of King Ferdinand of
Spain, in 1833, his 3-year-old daughter
succeeded to the throne, though Carlos,
Ferdinand's brother, claimed to be entitled to the honor under tlie salic law,
which provided that no female should go
to the throne as long us any mule descendant of the king was living. This law,
however, had been revoked by Ferdinand,
who had no children ut the time, but six
months after his death a daughter was
born, and she became queen to the exclusion of Carlos. The latter's descendants,
who are called Carlists, have since persistently insisted that, by right of succession, the throne belongs to them, and
for over 50 years Spain has been subject
to Carlist uprisings, which have simply
meant a number of unsuccessful wars,
the destruction of property, nnd general
public unrest. The Carlists have found
their strength in what arc called the
Basque provinces, dominated mostly by
the clergy, who believe in the divine
right of kings and of kingly succession.
The inhabitants of the Basque regions aro
largely shepherds and farmers. They arc
good lighters, and have been the main
strength of thc Carlist forces. A strong
sentiment in favor of a republic exists in
the cities, where the people have been led
to independent views by education, reading and travel, lt is unnecessary to say
that between what arc called the republicans and Carlists there is a strong antipathy, for their aims are radically different. In 1873 Spain was a republic, and
the people owe to thc brief period of popular government many of the liberties
which they now enjoy.
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A Ilecrnlt Sentenced.
San Francisco, Sept 12.—A series il
Held orders havo been received from
Washington by General Miles and the dis-
poaition of the expeditionary forces now
at the Presidio is still uncertain.
General Miller has approved the sentence of the court-martial in the case of
Private A. W. Scruggs of the First Tennessee, who pleaded guilty to an assault
and battery on Dun Thomas, a negro,
while thc latter was under the charge of
a military guard and on the Presidio reservntion. The sentence is confinement at
hard labor for three months, dishonorable discharge from tlie army and forfeiture of pay. The place of imprisonment will be jMcatraz.
No One to iiiinin-.
Colorado Springs, Sept. 8. —The five
men arrested yesterday after the fight
between armed bodies of men representing the two factions of the silver republican party for possession of the opera
house have been released by order of the
district attorney, there being no evidence
to show that any one of them fired the
shot which killed Charles E. Harris of
Will   Protect   Spain.
Madrid, Sept. 12.—The French ambassador ut Washington, Cambon, who has
been acting for Spain in the peace negotiations, has cabled the government thc
American reply to the Spanish protest
against the hostilities on the part of the
insurgents in the Philippines iu spite of
the peace protocol.
The United States promises to send envoys to Induce the Togalos to respect the
suspension of hostilities und to prevent
vessels leaving Manila with i -uirgenls
having the intention of propagating in
surrcction iu other islands.
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Thc elephant hns 40,000 muscles in his
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Eight feet is the usual width of a street |
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San Juan de Puerto Rico, Sept.  11.
The first joint meeting of the evacuation
commission was held in tlie council chamber of the palace'yesterday morning.   It
was exceedingly formal.
Major General Urooke, Rear Admiral
Schley and Urigudier General Cordon, accompanied by their personal stalls, drove
to tlie palace. Here they were formally
presented to the Spanish commissioners -
General Ortega, Urigudier of Marine Vul-
leriano and Senor Aguilo, auditor of war.
The presentation was made by Captain
General Maeias. iJoth committees then
returned to the spacious council room,
where credentials were exchanged.
Tho Spanish commissioners were most
courteous. They explained that their
embarrassment was due to the fact tliat
their instructions had failed to arrive,
though expected on the Alfonso X1I1.,
overdue since yesterday. They assured
the American commissioners of their confidence that the instructions would arrive, during the day or tomorrow and suggested an adjournment until Monday at
2 o'clock, to which tlie Americans
promptly agreed.
The American commissioners also
agreed to the suggestion that the sessions of the commissioners should bc secret, as many questions of a diplomatic
character might arise, which, if given
publicity, might embarrass the work.
The commissioners will meet separately
to liegin with, and the joint session will
lie held to exchange propositions. The
Spnnish officials have been at work several days making inventories of tlie government property.
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The national hymns of China are of
such ext raordinary length that it is stated
that half a day would be required to sing
them through.
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Omaha. Sept. 12.—A telegram received
from General Manderson states that he
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NOTICE:—"Nettie Fraction" Mineral
'  Claim; situate in the Slocan Mining
Division of  West Kootenay District.
Where located:— On tbe Four Mile
Greek bounded on the north by the
Tenderfoot, south, by tlie Read, east,
by the Carnation,
Take notice that I, Evan Bailey Frazer,
Free Miner's Certificate No. 6637, as
Manager for the Vancouver nnd British
Columbian Grand Exploration Co, Limited, Certificate No. 32621 A, intend sixty
days from the date hereof, to apply to ihe
Mining Recorder for a Certificate oi Im
proveroents, 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
Dated this 4th day of July 1898.
E. B. Fbasbb
NOTICE.—   "Prescott" and   "Prescott
Fraction  No. 1.", Mineral   Claims;
situate in the Slocan Mining Division of   West  Kootenay District.
Where   located:— On tlie North side
of Four-iiile creek about one and one
half miles from Slocan Lake.
Take notice that I, Kenneth L. Burnet,
(acting an agent tor tlie Prescott Miuing Company Limited Liability,   F. M.
L. No. 001)4A;   Free Miner's  Certificate
No. 5397A, intend sixty days from the
date hereof, to anply to the Miuing Recorder for Certificates of Improvement*
for tbe . purpose  of obtaining Crown
Grants of both the above claims.
And further take' notice that action,
under .Mction 37, most be commenced
before the issuance of such Certificates
of Improvements.
Dated this 2-ftd day of July 1898.
. 11 u met
NOTICE:-- "Lorna Doone" and "Prior"
Mineral Claims-situate in the Slocan
Mining Division of Weat Kootenay.
District,    Where   located:—On  the
Bomh side of Four-Mile creek to the
West of the Vancouver Group of Mineral Claims.
Take notice tbat I, Francis J. O'Reilly
ot Silverton, B. C. as agent for Frank
Culver, Free  Miner's   Certificate No.
11038 A., intend sixty days from the date
hereof, to apply to tbe Mining Recorder
tor Certificates of Improvements, for the
purpose of obtaining Crown Grants of
both the above claims.
And further take notice   that action,
nnder section 37, must be commenced
before the issuance of such Certificates
of Improvements.
Dated th}3 21st day of July, 1898.
^H     Fkancih J. O'Ekiiay
NOTICE,— "Hope No. 2." Mineral
Claim, situate in the Slocan City
Mining Division of West Kootenay
Where located:—On   the   north-east
side of Cameronian Creek, % of a mile
from its junction with the north fork of
Take notice   that   I,   J. M. McGregor,
acting as agent for Robert Cooper, Free
Miner's Certificate No. 11794a, and Henry Sheran, 12001 a,intend sixty days from
the date hereof, to apply to the Mining
Recorder   for  a Certificate of Improvements, for the purpose of  obtaining a
Crown Grant of the above claim.
And fnrther take notice that action,
under section 37, must be commenced
before tbe issuance of such Certificate of
Dated this 8th day of September, 1898.
Tbe plebiscite vote to be . taken on
the 29th. of thia piouth is looked
upon by most people in this section as
a big josh, but such is not the case and
this matter should be looked upon far
more seriously. It will effect the
business interests of the country more
than any other issue that has ever
beep before the electors. If prohibition carries at the polls assuredly the
Government of Canada will pass a
prohibition law. It behoves every
voter to look upon tbis plebiscite not as
a jpsh but as a Very serious matter
a   :•:
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Of _P»aiiL05r
N0n0E,—"Morning Star No 7 " mineral claim, situate in tbe Slocan mining
divisiop of West Kootenay district.
Where located: On the south slope of
Lemon creek, 8 miles from ihe mouth.
Take notice tbat I Samuel L. Long,
acting as sgent for W. A. Campbell, free
miner's certificate No. 11,416 A intend,
sixty days from tbe date hereof, to apply
to the mining recorder for a certificate of
improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a Crojrn Grant for the above claim,
And further take notice that action,
nnder section 37, must be commenced
before the issuance of such certificate of
Dated tbis 4th. day of August 1898.
NOTICE.—"Tbe Alpine Group of Mineral Claims" (the Swiss, Highland
Chief, Berne, Kootenay Pass and
Rocky Fraction), situate in the Nelson
and Slocan City Mining Divisions of
West Kootenay District. Where located :—On the divide between Kootenay
and Slocan Lakes, east of Summit
-   Pass.
Take ii_tice tbat I, J. Murray McGregor,
acting as agent for Chas i-'aas, V. M, C.
11784 A, Henry Stege F. M. C. 79147.
Herman Clever F. M. O.A10979, W.H.
Crawford F.M.C.4180.A and Max Hickman F.M.O. 4274 A, intend sixty days
from the date hereof, to apply to toe
Miuing Recorder for a Certificate of
Improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant of the above claims.
And further take notice that action,
nnder section 37, must be commenced
before ths issuance of sticl* Certificate
of Imnrqveme-ts,
^ T Dated thia 27th. day of August, 1898,
J. M. McGhboob.
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Rocky Mountain region have proven
lamentable failures. Before erectiijg
a Cyanide plant upon a, property it
should be developed to a suflisent
depth to place enough ore, 'suitable to
the process, in sight to more than
repay thi; cost of the plant 'and leave
a fair profit, for a very slight olunge-
in the character of the ore is liable tb
make it entirely unsuitable) and thin
: r< nd«-r the whole plant  valueless.
Following is a complete list of the
mining transactions recorded during the
week for the Slocan Mining Division:
8ept 6-Hobson, Wilson creek, W. M.
Coffey, Dixey Queen, same, Jscob Stierie
Sept 7-lmpciiiiil, head north fork of
Eight -Mile, Carter H Brindle. Qrw-U
Fraction, Seaton creek, W J McDonald.
I E W, north fork Carpenter, John
Knight, Willie Eccles. Little Jack, Eight
Mile, Joe Branded. Flipper, Four Mile.
Albert Wilde, D Day, J C O'Connor.
Sept 8-Commander, Carpenter, John 8
W Pugh. War Fraction, London Hill Fraction, O T Stone. Prince Albert Fraction
Twin Lake Basin, J R Cameron. Black
Jack, Trout creek. Mite Meilrn.
Sept 9 Kingsdear, Carpenter, L N
Long. Black Prince, Bononza creek, Dan
O'Drain. Arino, head Luckey Jim Slide,
C J S-irin.
Sept 10-M G, Seaton creek, J Geo McDonald. Violet Fractional, Tributary
creek, P Burns,
Sept J2-8atiafaction, Silver mountain,
A J Marks. Sarcee, Four Mile, Chas L
Copp. Grev Eagle, Alpha mountain.
Chas McNicholl.
Sept 6—Slavonic.
Sept 7—Wait-a-Bit, Bristol, Le Roi.
Sept 9—Victory, Hampton, Last
Chance No 11 (two years)
Sept 12—Independent Fraction, Libliy
R, Alhambra, Liberator No 2
Sept 3—Missing Link, Jas Wrrd to
Herman Clever.
Lost Tiger %, I Leneruan and N 0
Ding-nan to Herman Clever, Aug 18.
Lost Tiger ti, Chas S Rashnall to
same, June 17, * 185.
Admiral Dewey, Ern*»s Rammelmeyer
o Chas E Hope, July 2.
Sept 8—Cody Fraction}£, Joker Fraction 'o, Win Callahan to Eraser 11
Lantz, Aug 23 $8,000.
Edinburgh 1-12 R W Gordon to David
Bremner, Aug 18.
Essex Fraction, Edinburgh, David
Bremner to t -eo H Dawson, Sept C.
Sept 9—Snowflake,^, Win Clough to
David Williams, Sept 8.
Convention Fraction 1-6, A C Behne
to A E Fauquier. Julv 16.
Jept 22—Champion, Butterfly, International, Alexander Jpro.it, administrator, to Charles Rollo, all interest of
Antonio Rollo, deceased, Jept 10 £8-r>.
- In spite pf the lu-tr* rains, which
every one heped wduld extinguish the
forest fires that have been raging in
the mountains for some time past, tin-
air is still full of smoke and the fires
are gaining a new start, These bush
fires are no doubt sometimes started
by lightning and other natural causes,
but by far the larger number of them
are started by gross carelessness on
the part of some ti-mlerfopt prospector.
Too much ctjre cannot be taken in
building and extinguishing * fires, by
those camped in tbe mountains. A
little insignificant camp fire left burn-
tng may cause and has before now
cansed, millions of dollars worth of
damage besides endangering the lives
of prospectors and others. All
countries have strict laws relating to
the extinguishing of camp fires before
leaving them and it is the duty of
every man in the country to see that
that law is ridigily enforced. The
very existence of our town may be
threatened at any time by carelessness
in regard to starting these bush   fires.
What Dr. A. E. Baiter Says.
Buffalo, N.Y.—Gents:—From my personal knowledge, gained in observing
the effect of your Shiloh's Cure in cases
of advanced Consumption, I am prepared to sav lt ia tha moat remarkable
Remedy that has ever been brought to
my attention. It haa certainly saved
many from consumption.   Sold at
The Silverton Drug; Store, t
Dyspepsia Cured. 8biloh-s Vitalizer
mmediately relieves Sour Stomach,
Ci-ming up ol Food Distressetj, and is the
freat kidnev and liver remedy. Sold   by
he.' Silverton Drug Store t
Silverton is now   the  most talked-
of camp in the Slocan.    Its resources
are admitted by all the neighboring
towns and mention of Silverton's
mines and prospects can be found in
almost every issue of any paper dealing
with thu mines of British Columbia.
Silverton is gradually bnt steadily
comiug to the front and we can safely
say that the general depression common
to the Slocan has at last lifted from
our tpwn. The coming winter will
be a basy one for us. The amount of
ore ready to be packed and raw-hided
down the mountains assures us of this.
While our pack trains are biing in-'
creased daily, it is bard for them to
handle the supplies being sent out into
the hills and this demand for horses
necessitates an increase in their number
Every boa( touching at our wharf
brings additions to tlio mining class
bnt in spite of this fact, .no idle men
can be found in Silverton. During
the last week the business of our
merchants haa increased over fifty per
oent and a general feeling of satisfaction
has resulted in business circles. Silverton has a future ahead of it
pessessed by no' other; camp   in this
 ■— . <—-*-v*_
3^___tf_B>_«» «fe i*Roa_p:i$c^roiis
 the published report^ appear
ino in the silvertonian on the
various mines and prospects of this
section are Written after personal
inspection of the properties and can
sent to any address, $2.00
a year.
^__________________________________________ H_i
Wilson Hotel.
Teeter  Bros.  -  -
Saratoga, Apr. 19.—The Twenty-first
Infantry, from PUttabprg.1, passed
through here at 7 O'clock this evenin,,',
nml wero nearly luolibedhy the Saratoga
j girls, who with pocket knives and wis*
aors. clipped lir*».i button* irom tlie
(soldiers' uliiforuts lor souvenir*.—Sun.
"Twasin the war of 'f!8," the  color-sergeant paid.
"When I wan in tha Twenty-first,   in
l'lattsbiiivh born ami lirwi;
The heroes of Havana, who from  borne
and comfort cam.
To place upon the hmor roll full many u
gallant name, .   .
It v.-*** nif-nt Nt  Saratoga,  and in ■ramp
the forces lay
To rent them from the trials of a most I
(listreFsftil day.
Nor did  we dream  thnt  ere the nurn
there in that peaceful vale .
Grim visaged war would rout  us ouf, a I
specter guant and pule I
The sentries paced the picket linea, ami
all about was still,
The tree toads sautr their evening song*,
tin* air was dark and chill,
Aud nomo ot us slept sonndl) as a sergeant of police.
While we   serenely dozed    away   and
dreamed of home and peace,
When suddenly a fearful cry am    from
the outer lines,
Ahe sounds of crashinsri  clash in. steel
came rattling through the pines ;
And hearts that never quailed before
were filled with awful dread,
And many a man of calmest mood in terror lost his bead.
We sprang to adms,  yet no one knew
what foeman had attacked,
And every cluck was   deadly  pale, and
every heart was racked
When with a iearful cry of pain, a youth
burst through the trees,
And staggering to the colonel's tent, fell
down uoon his knee*,
IIj-j coat was rent, hiscnat was torn, his
. coat was hacked and seared,
His   buttonholes were button less,   tbe
tails bad dissapeared;
The cuffs were missing, and about his
neck bis collar ran,
Half severed by his uniform , and waved
'there like a fan.
'Oh, colonel,colonel.' gasped the youth,
'to arms at once, I pray,
Else not a man among us will   survive
this awful day,
Wenumber but three hundred, bot tbe
foe-girls are a corps
Armed to the teeth with scissors, and
they rally sixty score.'
'The foe-girls,'gasped the solonel.   'Aye
the foe-girl*,' cried the lad.
'The worst of all the  foe-folks tbat an
army ever had;
Tbey do not seek our lives, sir, but tbey'
re slter souvenirs,
They'll take yous buttons, collars, cuffs
and possibly yot*s ears.
I've known them steal a soldier's heart,
I've known theqi snip bis hair
I've known them cut bis buckles off and
leave bis knapssck bare.
I've seen them take their scissors and
remove bis buttonholes—
Oh, colonel summon   all  to arms and
save three hundred souls!'
Alas, ihe color-sergeant said, tbe warning came to late.
Tbe foe-girls were upon us, and I much
regret to state,
Before the dawn that band of maids on
souvenirs intent.
Had hardly left a button on our gallant
—Harper's Basaar.
Hoadijiiiirlm Fur Hiring M ('onuDtrritl Men.
Kvmlliins; First-class In All Rtspeetx.   -w
ll.   1..
-   B. C*>
_<:t-,jk._i„-.v.        I
:•; neadfiiarters For Mining Hen :•:
SILVERTON,      -      -      -     B. C
j\ SPECIAD Court of Assise, Nisi
«*-*sA*s Prius, Oyer and Terminer, and
Oeneral Goal Delivery will be holden at
the City of Nelaon, in and for the Coun-
tv of Kootenay, on Tuesday the 20th day
of September. 1898.
By Command,
Provincial Secretary.
Provincial Secretary's
Office, 81st August, 1898.
Auctioneers, Customs Brokehs,
And General Real Estate Agents,
OfBce  la l!*_lfT Block     •   -._{Ulscr Bt.
Brandon A* Barrett.
James Bo*?«»*
L. Knowles.
J. A. McKINNON & Co.
A S 8 A Y E R 8.
B. C.
Parties cutting wood on the property
of the Silverton Townsite, or removing
same will be prosecuted. Squatters are
also warned not to trespass on said property.
by Cross k Co., Agepts.
a. p. Mcdonald.
?.H, MWEY,
nMmJXi&mt.ift'm*"™*'-'.* ■■-*■*•*<«»«*■«*->>
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