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tfni. J. Lade Crashed to Death Beneath the Snow.
Harvry and Uouthwsrd Reaeuetl Wltlt
Slight injuries—ISO Bilverton Friends
join the Funeral Procession.
William J. Lade, one of our well-
known and popular young men was
killed in the Ottawa snow elide last Sunday.
Shortly after 2 o'clock on Sunday,
word was brought into town that a now
ilide hail followed ia the wake of tbe
Ottawa slido, and the party at work excavating the road at that point were
buried. As soon as Angus McDonald,
the bearer of the news, hud aroused the
(own, a numerous and excited crowd of
about "5 men, provided with picks and
shovels, started for the scene of the accident, on loot and in sleighs.
When the slide occurred, the deceased
and Bob Barley were at work on top of
the slide, and Tom Ardiel, J. A. Harvey
and Andy Southward were at work in
the cut. A few rolling snow balls heralded the approach of the avalanche,
and a warning shout was given by Tom
Ardiel. Everyone ran for safety, aud
Ardiel and Barley succeeded in clearing
the course of the slide. The victim of
tho slide was buried immediately beneath tons of snow. Harvey was invisible and only the head and arm of
An ly Southward were above the moving
mass. The alarm was at once given,
and the men at work below the slide,
began the ,wor_ of roscuo. Andy
wag the first one to tie exhumed, and
Soon afterwards Harvey was got out,
neither of the men having received any
appreciable injuries. By this time the
re;-.Mirers from town had arrived with
tools, and work wus at onco commenced
to And the remaining body.
In spite of the determined work done
bvanxious friends, the body of Wm.
Lade was not uncovered for two hours,
but it is doubtful if the rescue had taken
place immediately alter tlie accident, if
any life would have been found in the
Judging from the position of tbe body,
when found, it seems that Lade had
tripped after jumping into tbe cut, ami
bad been covered by the moss Jof
enow befort be could recover him -.■ii"
The remains were brought to town
and lemained in the Thorburn house
until alter tbe formal inquest bad been
held on Monday.
The funeral took place after the inquest, the body being taken to New
Denver on ttie Slocan, and from there
to the cemetery on the hill.
About 150 Silverton friends accom'
panied the remains to tbe cemetery, and
ptid their last respects to their comrade.
The funeral service was road by Rev. >
Mr. Powell. The pall bearers JMM Jack
Smith, J. Anderson, H. Brady, C. Mo-
Nichols, A. Williamson and L. F. Holt/..
The deceased was only 19 years old,
and came to British Columbia from
Nova Scotia only a littlo over a year ago.
He was interested with bin brothers in
Somo valuable mining properties in tbe
Lardeau, and tbe coining year promised
to be a bright ono for him.
The formal enquiry into tho death of
Wm. ,1. Lade was held here by Coroner
T'ioubo on Monday. The following weio
empanelled as a jury: J. G. Furquier,
foremai; R. O. Matheson, J. S. Mar-
'arlaml John Pophum G. Thorburn and
('. iVoKicholl, After viewing the body
tliejinw adjourned to McKinnon's ball
to lieA tbe evidence. Thos. Ardiel told
howJWlien at work, be had observed
the approach of the slide and .shouted a
warnMng. The slide was about 20 feel
Iron/tbe deceased when he callod. He
•at!the deceased jump, but nevor saw
liinfl again until he was uncovered from
tliel slide; bo thought deceased must
liawe slipped when ho jumped. He
liiplped excavate Harvey and Southward.
Jilhn A Harvey, the next witness, cor-
folborated the evidence of Mr. Ardiel.
A)b the jury desired no more witnesses,
tjiey then withdrew ond rendored the
fallowing verdict:
"Wo do upon our oaths, say that tho
William J. Lade, on tho 27th day of
bruary, in the year aforesaid, while
["king excavating the road through
[Ottawa slide, was buried in a snow
Be, and that his death was caused by
location in the said slide."
•Prings floods will soon be on us, and
preparations should bo made for it.
There is some cause for alarm over the
unprotected condition of the small crook
flowing from the main stream through
the town. Piling should be driven in at
the source of this stream and all possible danger of its flooding Lake avenue
averted. This should bo attended by
those directly interested at once. Old-
timers predict a greater rise in Four-
Mile, this year, than wo have had for
some years.
Every man in West Kootenay eligible
as a voter in the impending elections
owes, as a duty to tbe people here, to
see that bis name appears on the new
voter's lists, and that his vote in cast in
the Interest oi good government. Many
in Silverton and its neighborhood have
thus far neglected to register themselves,
and our voter's list does not represent
all our voters. It is especially urgent
at the present time, that all who may,
should register. The population of
West Kootenay is fully one-fifth of tlie
population ot the entire Province, and
our contributions to tbe Provincial treasury is practically one-third of the total
amount credited under the bead of each
district. In order that a proper redistribution of seats can be made, it is
necessary for the voter's lists to be made
as complete as possible.
Every British male subject, of the
full age of 21 years, wbo has resided in
this Province one your and in this Electoral District for two months, is qualified as a voter. Registration blanks
can bo procured from Wm. Hunter, J.
P.. and we hope everyone not yet registered will take advantage of this opportunity to enroll themselves at once.
Our celebration of the 24th of May,
next, promises, by Ihe manner in which
interest is being aroused among our eiti-
*ens and neighbors, to bo the bigcest
kind of a success. The subscription
lists are being generotiHlv signed, and
enough funds are assured to guarantee a
liberal list of prizes.
The Slocan City News, in a Bemi-
humorous article, bids us hurry and
complete our preparation in the limited
time at our disposal. Judging by what
we have heard ol the proposed intentions of Rosebery, New Denver, the
Glacier, ami the other strong rivals in
the field for Queen's Birthday honors,
we wt'ro wise iu our hii-te, Thero was
method in our madness.
t B. Alexander inlormed a Sii.Vkb-
|in representative that the Towusito
■will at once pu,t the crib-work at the
"l in condition to withstand tho ex-
riso of Four-Mile creek. The
lork is to bo complotod Imme-
.and filled {with  stone.   The
The conflicting re*Hirt« published in
late Issues of the Sh.vIbtonian legard-
ing the Fidelity contract, have caused
some misunderstanding among those interested, but wo are informed by A.
Williamson, that work has lieen sus-
peuded for the present at tbe mine, aud
that tho contract held by B. Kneebone
is broken. Mr. Williamson tells us that
they have a splendid showing in the
face of tho drift, tbe pay streak being 14
inches of steel galena. Tho pump has
boen taken from the abaft, und it is not
known when work will be re-commenced.
Mr. Williamson laughed at the idea of
the Fidelity beingdug out.
We are Informed by A. M, Beattie, of
Bosebery, that work on tho Boaebery
Sampling   Works   will  be begun  next
week.   A representative of the company
for whom the sampler ia to be built, is
now iu Rosuhi-ry and looking over tho
ground. Ifr. Beattie further states that
within 90 days: tho sampler  will be in
operation and that arrangements are
already made with Ihe railwaVl and
mines to handle $100,000 woiili ol OW
each month.
Mr. Beattie la ulao full of praise for
the properties on Wilson creek, and pre*
dlctS a boom for that section of the
country thin summer.
A meeting of Iho whist club was held
Saturday uvening ot the residence of
Con McKinnon and trump* were, hailed
with gleo. When the but card fell tho
official recount annoanced that Mlsi
Dyker headed the score card. The next
meeting wili beheld in the near future
and in tho meanwhile all the members
aro practicing hard.
A meeting of tho Silvorton Miner's
Union was held in their ball last Monday evening. A resolution expressing
the sympathy of the union with the
relatives of their lato member, W. J.
Lade, was unanimously passed. Tho
union granted tho sum of foO—tht maxi-
mlum amount—towards the funeral expenses of their late comrade
Undo 8am -/ill go Into tho entomological production business—that II, making the Spanish Hv-      	
Flvotons of ore were rawhided down
to the lake shore fiom the Fidelity last
Wednesday. This will be shippoil immediately by 11, Kneebone.
A. M. Beattie, Rosebery, visited us on
W. Hunter paid Slocan City a visit on
J.I. Mcintosh oaid Nelson a visit on
Lawrence Cook paid tho Alamo mino
a visit Monday,
Fred Liehscher mado Now Denver a
visit cm Tuesday.
Mrs. Barclay and Miss Barclay were
in New Denver on Monday.
Jake Kirkpatrick was greeting his
friends in town last Sunday,
Work was commenced on tho Wuke-
field yesterday with six men.
G. B. Brown, Winnipeg, was register"
ed at the Victoria ou Monday.
The Kaslo Board of Trade have received thetr charter from Ottawa.
An additional five men wore put at
work at the Emily Edith on Monday.
A basket social was held in New Denver las.t night. The affair was a decided
Geo. Powell made the trip to tho JEn-
terprise mine, Ten-Mile, tho fore part of
this week.
__ Lulu Ilenning, the young daughter of
Ernest Ilenning. engineer ut the Ualena
mines, ia seriously ill.
E. Bammelmeyer took several kodak
views of the Ottawa slide before und
after the accident last Sunday.
Unless tho weather should become
colder the freight teams of Harvey &
Anderson will make no more trips to the
The Rev. Mr. Booth will hold divine
service in tho Union church next. Thursday evening. You are invited to attend.
m, (iriffin was forced to lay iff work
a few days at the Comstock this week.
A si'nall piece of steel in his eye caused
the trouble.
Leslie   Hill,   superintendent    of  the
Vancouver mines, waa in town yesterday He was down to hurry dp supplies
for the mine.
J. T. Kelly, of Three Fork-;, paid our
town a visit on Sunday. Mr. Kelly i.--
one of the partners of the Wm. Hunter
Co., Limited.
The town of Canmore. N. W. T., was
destroyed by fire on February 2;). last.
Clara Ohrlstetisen. a ten-year-old girl
met with death iu tbe flames.
E. Ormsby, at onetime bartender at
the Victoria hotel, has left for the Klondyke. He leaves behind him many
sorrying creditors in Silverton.
J. C. Harris was in Silverton Thursday, nu'itating the signing oi the petition
asking for appropriation for the Silver-
ton-Ncw Denver sleigh road.
The citizens of Four-Mile creek cordially invite tbe citizens of Carpenter
creek and tho other Slocan creeks to
attend their celebration of the next
Omen's Birthday.
Alf. Wilds and Ed White were in the
city on Tuesday. They left for the head
of the lake on Wednesday, Baying made
that place their headquarters for the
future in place of Six-Mile.
Lonii Larson came down from the
Comstock mine on Monday, and left
town for a trip Fact. He expects to go
on a prospecting tour through tbe Mt.
Baker country this summer.
A portable sawmill will be taken up
the creek as soon as possible for the
Comstock mine. Lumber will bo prepared for their proposed concentrator as
soon as tbe mill is placed in position.
A special funeral service for tlie late
Win. .1. Lade will be held by tbe Rev,
Mr. Powell in the Union Church here
next Sunday at ,'l P.M. All the friends
and comrades of the deceased are requested'to attend this service.
Tbe Mollio Hughes claim recently
purchased bv New Denver parties for
»4,000, haa been bonded for sf40,00d.
Only a small amount of work bad to he
done to show up the value ot the property, The property i-- situated near the
like shore, ubout a mile north of "New
Fred Smyth, late of tbe Slocan City
News, has pine to Spokane. The un-
passable state of the road toMoyieCity
prevented him reaching that place and
lie and D. K. Venn- were forced to
abandon the publication ot the Moyie
City Pioneer for some time.
A shortago of cars on the C. P. It. [and
the blocked condition of ihe K. & S, road
have, virtually suspended shipping, for
tlio time being, from Sandon. The
Ruth, Payne, Keen, Qoodenough and
other mines have had to reduce their
working force as a consequence, but a
few days morn will see them resuming
work at full blast.
The new Postolllco building was
opened to the public on Thursday, The
residentshaVS reasons to be proud of
our new postofiQue, and thankful to Me-
Kitiiion «Co., for providing it for us.
Lock boxes can be had for if I per quarter,
ami everyone should have one at that
very reasonable figure.
The muchly wished for change in the
mail route from the south over the Nel-
son-Slocan railroad, has been made,
We mustjbe tliankful,althoughJa.great dv-
lay has been experienced In securing this
change A saving of over 24 hours is
this made in the time made by a letter
from Nelson to Silverton,
Sidney Gillis visited cilverton on
Monday last. Mr. Uillis is employed ut
the Wakefield mine, and had not been
down from that property sineii July
l.ili, loitt, He wus surprised at the
growth of Silverton since be was last
here. Mr, Gillis has been alone ut the
mine since il shut down last, fall but. bis
solitary confinement did not appear to
have afiected his geniality.
As the bare spots creep through the
snow tho sporting ordor of the boys increases. Tom Clair, the genial proprietor of the Thistle, has announced his intention of meoting all comers in a quoit
ccntest, and Jim Bowes is suppling up
his good right arm, preparatory to putting the shot.
J. Robinson, who left here a couple of
weeks ago for Seattle, with the intention of going to Skagwav, surprised his
friends on Tuesday night by returning
to tbe city. He reports that large numbers are returning on every steamer
from the north discouraged with the
outlook lor getting through this wiuter.
—Nelson Miner,
We regret very much to hear that
Pitta Bros, have decided to quit business, both in Silverton and Three Forks.
This " ill consequently remove their popular Manager, ,1 I. Mcintosh, from
amongst us. Mr. Mcintosh is ono of
the pioneers of Silverton. and will be
greatly missed, should tie decide to leave
Bilverton. It U hoped that Jimmy may
secure a situatiou in Silverton.
Ralph Glllits brought In a fine specimen c( ore from his claim, the Hamilton, near the B.itchelor, Twelve-Mile,
on Monday, <>n the Batchelor group
two ledges can ho traced, cross-cutting
each other, and assays from each of
these !•'■.!. 8 i how 7110 ounces silver and
from 180 to M0 gold J. Courtland,
representing a strong English company,
is looking over thu property for his company.
At a meeting nf the shareholders of
tho Consolidated Alberui Co., held in
Victoria on Monday the action of the
directors in arrancing the sale of th«
miniig property of the company to the
British Columbia & New Gold Fields
Corporation, Ltd, was confirmed. Four-
fifths of the BtocS waa represented at
the kneeling The purchase price us
stated when the deal was made, is floO,-
000, tbe last payment to be made liefore
It was stated'in the Vancouver World
of January 13th that toe sale of tbe
Whitewater mine, in the Slocan district
bad been officially denied. When wo
saw this statement, says the British
Colombia Review (I/mdon), which also
reached us from another source, we at
once sent a representative to call on tbe
secretary of the l,on<lon and British
Columbia (told Fields, where he was
officially informed "that there was no
truth whatever in tbe rumor, that they
had a firm option on the property in
question, on which money had been
paid, and that tbe sale is now approaching completion."
neatHM dying.
Johnny Williams, the packer and
freighter, member of the firm of Williams & Brown, came up from Kusko-
nook this week, bringing with him tbe
entire outfit, which he has been working
bn the Crow's Nest tote road out of Kus-
konook. He s:iys that the road has entirely played out, and operations have
practically cased.
There seems to be a peculiarly fatal
epidemic among tbe horses in that sec-
lion. Apparently well animals fall over
and die immediately. Williams lost one
fine animal. Porter Bros, are said to
have lost 19 head, and other outfits in
proportion. It is attributed to exposure
and the bad condition Of the roads.—
Fashionable * Dressmaker. • •
Opposite Ttito-potiim Hotel. "
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 garmente.
Liehscher. The Tailor,
I  Lake View avenue.
Silverton, B. C.
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Soft weather, snowslides and interrupted railway tratlic has interfered
Badly with ore shipments this week,
especially from tho Slocan country, yet
the approximate values of the exports
are much in excess of those of last week,
says the NelKon Tribune. This is due
to the immense shipments from tho
Trail praelter, which exported 3(10,1S4
pounds of matte, all which went to
Butte, Montana. The Ls Hoi's shipments fell awav about half, while the
number of tbippsrs and volume de-
oressed in the Slocan. V, |th the settlement of the weather, an Increase may
be noted, Is it Is, this month's flgnnt
so far exeeed |itU0,000.—Kootenaiun.
The following is the report of tho Silverton school for the tr.onUi of February :
Senior third dais—1 William Barclay.
Junior third class—1 Alice Oalbtok, 2
ines O&lbkk and Adelaide Morton.
senior second reader-—] I'ay Elliott, I
Marie dross. Junior secoinl reader—1
Janet Barclay, 2 Mary McDonald. Second render—1 Harry Wheeler, 2 Mui:i.'ie
Barclay, 'A Bert Bradshaw. l-irst
Primer—1 Harry Carey, 9 George Horton, 8 Jeanie Barclay, 4 Harriet Daigla,
5 George I'.airy.
Miss 1'ykkk, Teacher.
Sun Francisco, Feb. 25.—At tho
Golden Jubilee mining fair today a new
world's record for three handed roek-
drilllng was made bv John Kitto, John
l>iii^le and Louis Page, a team of
miners from Sonora. In 15 minutes
with two hammers on s drill they broko
the) world's record al 42 (aches, and
penetrated to a depth ol 43 il-itt melius
in solid granite.
a Letter prom her cousin.
A young lady oi Deep Creek, received
the following affectionate letter from ber
cousin, living in l'alotise county:
DzAJN Kfz.—We is all well, ami
mother's cot the his Terrix. Cruthen
Tom is got the Unpin Koff and Nistor
Any has got a babee* and 1 hope these
few lines will find you the same, ltite
sure.   Yutiro uphoctioxntu Knifes,
:•:      :•:      :■:    Headquarters for.Mining art CoBmcraal Men.
Domestic and Imported Wines, Liqnors and Cigars at tlie Bar.
R. 0
Hotel Victoria.
James Bo^xres .Prop
B.   C.
BONDED FOR 185,000.
Qreehwood. r>. C, Feb. 27.—The
Brooklyn, one. of the earliest locations
I In Greenwood oamp, has been bonded
! by William McKensle, the well known
railroad Contractor of Toronto; hia son,
B J, McKensle, and James E, Boss, oi
Spokane,   under a working  bond of
||25,0Q0, on which they    have mudo u
cash payment of 10 percent.
SC_i.   _L£.  SlELOTxrles.   .Prop.
•*-***:*-»_DRXJG STOKEe
perfumes we best.   -   -   -   orlgsand stationery.
Trail blazer cigars.
EL   O.   3^at-b-eso:cL,    prop- ARTILLERY IS BEING MOUNTED.
A Hnndred TeleKrni»blc Dlapntches
Sent Within Tweni-r-Four Honrs-
Offlclals Claim W •» «-■'' rNilto-r-
itm Out a Prevlon" Plan.
New York, Feb. 22.—Nearly 100 telc-
graph'ie dispatches were sent from Governor's islond, the army headquarters, to
various points of fortification along the
seaboard from Kaslport, Me., to Calves-
tun, Tex., says the World. All of these fortifications in which guns aud mortars
have been mounted are under the control
of General Merritt, commander of the department of the eant.
General Merritt spent very little of the
day at the island, his staff attending to
the usual amount of telegraphic, correspondence. During his absence, Colonel
limber, adjutant general of the department of the east, was in charge. The colonel refused to discuss the reasons of the
activity along the seaboard, except to say
that everything now being done was merely the execution of a coast defense program outlined several months ago.
H was learned from other sources that
orders had been received on the island on
Friday night to send from Fort Wads-
worth to Sandy Hook 20 men to clean the
big guns in the fortifications there and to
transfer considerable quantities of ammunition. The same orders broughnnstruc-
tions to send 40 men from Fort Schuyler
to Willet's Point to clean the guns there
and to overhaul the ammunition. Fort
Hancock, at Sandy Hook, is also still in
the hands of the army engineers and ordnance bureau.
The engineers are constructing the ap-
plneements for the guns and mortars yet
to come, and when they complete the work
the ordnance bureau will have to set the
guns and carriages and test them before
Ihe fort can be regularly transferred to
General Merritt'g command. This work
will not be finished until late in the spring
and tlie quarters for the artillery will not
be finished under the present program until October. Not. until then will Fort Hancock be an official reality.
Two days ago .the artillery expert stationed at Governor's Island, the man recognized by army men as the most skillful
artilleryman in the country, returned from
a tour of inspection of the fortifications
from Boston to Charleston. The last place
he visited was 'F"ort Caswell, near Cape
Hatteras. On his way back to Governor's
Island he stopped at Washington and conferred with Secretary of War Alger. At
Fort Caswell he found three high-calibre
guns in splendid shape which he did not
know had been set up. He visited tlie Bos-
ten forts, tbe fortifications at Dutch and
Gull Isla-ds, at the entrance to Long
Island Sound, Forts Hamilton, Wads-
worth, Hancock and Slocum, the fortifications nn the Delaware Hay coast, and at
other places down the coast.
Referring to General Miles' recent order
to General Merritt, commanding the de-
pertinent of the east, to immediately detail men and officers to all const defense
points where modern guns are mounted, it
was said at the war department today
that, while tlie order wns issued as re*>ort-
ed, it was nothing more than following
out the plan of the war department, formulated several years ago, when the present system of coast defense was inaugurated. Tho order calls for at least 20 men
and the neccssnry officers to take charge
of each of such defense emplacements as
have lioen completed and turned over to
the war department.
i Governor   Brady   Urges   Immediate
Action by the Government.
Washington, Feb. 21— The following letter received by Secretary Bliss from Governor Brady of Alaska, has been discussed
at a cabinet meeting:
"Tlie neWB from Skaguay by the steamboat now in port is serious. The United
States deputy marshal has been shot
dead in the discharge of his duty. Another man was killed at the suinc time
and at the same place. Recently the
steamers have been carrying great lists
of passengers. Many of these are gamblers, thugs and lewd women from the
worst quarters of the cities of the coast.
They have taken in the situation at
Skaguay nnd Dyea and appear to have
combined to carry things with a high
hand. The best people at these place*
nicipal form of government. The United
States marshal is powerless because he
can appoint only a few deputies and when
they undertake to act they are signaled
out as targets by this ruffian element.
One of this class was tried in the United
States district court last December for
the killing of United States Deputy Marshal Wattin in January, 1897, and was acquitted by the jury in the face of positive
testimony. In fact these influences seem
to be joined hand in hand and will surely
go unpunished until the government takes
action" and provides the necessary force
at Skaguay, Dyea and other points.
"Congress should grant immediate relief so that both naval and military officers can act when required by the civil
authorities. The United States marsha,
should ha\e a patrol vessel at his command with necessary accommodations for
deputies and a proper attendant. I do
not see how he can perform his duty as
executive officer of the court until he has
bucIi means of locomotion entirely at his
own command.
"At the present time a large and important mining property is held by a
number of miners at Bcrner's Bay. This
property wm recently placed in the hands
of a receiver by tlie court but the receiver
has not come into possession up to this
time. In this instance there is much to
be said of the miners' action and their
self-control, but it, is of such a nature
that violence may be the result. The
marshal has no means of reaching that
point with a sufficient force to carry out
the instructions of the court. Judge
Johnson leaves by this boat to settle this
affair amicably if possible.
"Two weeks ago or a little more a gang
if men commanded Captain Patterson of
the steamship Al-Ki to discharge the
natives who were handling freight on the
wharf. They attacked the natives and
beat them cruelly in the face of the deputy marshal. The captain was obliged to
compromise with them by paying them
50 cents per hour for work on the wharf,
but he insisted that the natives should
work on the vessel.
"I am sorry to report thnt the court
house at Juneau has been burned to the
"So far the winter has been remarkable
for mildness and this tends to bring the
crowds sooner than they were expected."
The letter was dated February 3.
Ned  Aiken nnd Son  Flee From Ven-
Kennc*   In   Arkanana.
Tlie United Stoles Anthorltlea Will
Make tbe Initial Inveatia-atlou-
Heqnest Reapectfnlly Deellned-
< upturn Slaabee Will Direct the
t n.-udlnii   Pacific   Bxplodea   * Bomb
A in on ii  Amevlcan  Roada.
Troop*   Advancing   In   tbe  Territory
Claimed   by   England.
Akassa, Niger Coast Protectorate, West
Coast of Africa, Feb. 21.—Intelligence haf
arrived here that two French expeditions
■are advancing toward Sokoto, capital of
the sultanate of Sokoto river, in the extreme north of the Hareau states, and
that six French officers with a force of
200 men have arrived at Argungu (Ar-
gunhi) and Tagga. The former town is
an important place on the Sokoto river,
about half way from the sultan's capital
and the River Niger, and ia within the
Rritiah sphere.
The sultan of Sokoto has commanded
the French force to halt about 40 miles
from the capital.
The Royal Niger Company's representative deputy agent, William Wallace, is
holding the company's force with ammunition and stores in readiness and is
awaiting instructions to assist the sultan
of Sokoto and to secure French evacuation of British territory.
Bring Hews of a fatal Accident nnd
tbe Finding of n Big Nngget.
Victoria, B. C, Feb. 20.—The steamer
City of Seattle reached here yesterday,
bringing five men from Dawson, Carey
Warren of San Francisco, Jack Melntyrc
of Fort Steele, H. Peterson of Victoria.
Jack Hanley of Snn Francisco and another. They report that a $450 nugget
was found on Peterson's claim nl Skook
um gulch and that Mrs. Jesaop was aeei
dentally shot and killed in Dawson, her
hushanti having dropped a revolver which
went off.
Among the passengers on the ill-fated
steamer Clara Nevada were Al Noycs and
K. C. Bonicke, both of Juneau. There is
a report in the north that a party with
♦165,000 in dust waa on board.
Little Rock, Ark., Feb. 22.—E. G. Massey, a prominent citizen and constable of
Franklin township. Little River County,
wos murdered six miles from Ashdown
last night by Ned Aiken and his son and
two negroes, whom he was trying to arrest. Massey was shot from ambush, his
lungs being torn from his body by bullets.
Massey had previously arrested Charley
Johnson, Aiken's son-in-law, for carrying
a pistol, and Johnson had escaped. About
midnight Constable Massey aud Richard
Dickens, a deputy, sorted to Aiken's
house to arrest Johnson. When near the
house the officers were fired upon from
ambush and Massey HI from his horse,
his body riddled with buckshot and Winchester balls. The negroes rushed from
cover and opened fire upon Dickens, but
lie put spurs to his horse and escaped. Excitement runs high and lynching is probable if Aiken and Johnson are captured.
American   Ship   M.   P.  Grace    "tearl?
i.oai  Captain and  Wife.
San Francisco, Feb. 22.—The American
ship M. P. Grace arrived today from New
York with her police signal flying in the
rigging. C. A. Hansen, one of the crew,
was in confinement for attempt ing. the
lives of the captain and his wife. Hansen
had been confined in a sailor's locker for
128 days. According to the story of Captain De Winter, the sailor had manifested
a spirit of insubordination early in the
voyage and the captain was obliged to
discipline him. Hansen swore vengeance,
and one night crept into the cabin where
the captain nnd his wife were sitting, Tlie
sailor was armed with a pistol, and announced his intention of killing De Win
ter and his wife. The captain grappled
with him nnd disarmed him. Help was
summoned and Hansen was placet! in confinement.
Washington, Feb. 20.—Secretary Long
and Assistant Secretary Day of the state
department, had an interview with the
president yesterday lasting nearly an
hour. Mr. Day read a cablegram from
Consul General Lee at Havana transmitting a request from the Spanish outhori-
ties in Cuba that Spanish officials be per
mitted to join with our people in making
an investigation into the cause of the disaster to the Maine.
The matter was discussed at considerable length and the conclusion reached,
and Lee will be so notified, that while this
government is willing to afford the Spanish authorities all reasonable facilities for
conducting the investigation, yet it is
thought best that the first inquiry shall
be made by our own commissioners. The
request of the Spanish authorities, therefore, will be respectfully declined.
The apparent difficulty of sending down
divers to the Maine was relieved, if not
entirely removed, by the statement by
Senor Dubosc of the Spanish legation,
that a complete nnd harmonious understanding between Captain Sigsbee and the
authorities at Havana had been reached
on the matter of divers, and that the
Spanish authorities viewed the Maine as
part of tho sovereign territory of the
United States the same as the United
States legation situated in foreign territory.
The waters of Havana harbor are, of
course, Spanish territory and some confusion has been aroused by the idea that
this jurisdiction over the waters attached
also to the wreck in its present helpless
condition at the bottom of the bay.
Captain Sigsbee will be recognized as
the one to direct the operations and to
send down the government divers for
such inspection as he sees jiroper to make.
Senor Dubosc feels assured, however,
that Sigsbee will extend equal facilities
to the Spanish divers so that the inspections may proceed together.
Expert Opinion.
Washington, Feb. 20.—The opinion of
one of the leading experts in the use of
high explosives, Professor Agler of the
>rdnance bureau, was today asked as to
the cause of the explosion of the Maine.
"As to the question of the cause of the
Maine's explosion, we know that no torpedo such as is known to modern warfare can of itself cause an explosion of
the character of that on hoard the Maine.
We know of no instances where the explosion of a torpedo mine under a ship's
bottom has exploded the magazine within. It has simply torn a great hole in
the ship's bottom, through which water
entered and from which the ship iinnk.
Magazine explosions, on the contrary, produce effects exactly similar to the effects
of the explosion on board the Maine. In
seeking the cause of the explosion of the
Maine magazine, we should naturally look
not for improbable or unusual causes, but
those against which we have hail to guard
in the past. The most common of these
is through fire in the bunkers. Many of
our ships have been in danger at various
times from this cause, and not long ago
a fire in the Cincinnati's bunkers actually set fire to fittings, wooden boxes,
etc.. within the magazine, and had it not
been discovered at the time it was, it
would doubtless have resulted in a catastrophe on board that ship similar to the
one on the Maine. I shall again emphasize the fact that no torpedo exploded
without a ship has ever produced or according to our knowledge cun produce
an explosion of n magazine within."
Fatality- In the Dlaaater.
Washington, Feb. 20.—The navy department has compiled the following summary showing the total results of the
Maine disaster from available official information up to tonight: Total num-
ber of officers and men on board the
Maine, 35.*); total number of officers, 20;
total number of men, 329; total number of
officers saved, 24; total number of officers
lost, 2; total number men lost, 246; total
number officers injured, none; total num-
ber men injured, 57; total number men
snvetl, 7(1: doubtful (men). 7.
The seven men appealing as doubtful
probably represent that number or less
whoso lives have been saved, but who can
not be identified at present on account of
errors in trun mis-ion of telegrams. The
57 appearing as injured arc included in
the 70 appearing as snvetl. Two men reported ns having died in the hospital are
included in the total of 240 appearing
above as having been lost.
Chicago, Feb. 10.—Tlie Canadian Puciflc
road yesterday exploded a bomb among
its American competitors by announcing
a wholesale reduction of rates. These
cuts affect business in two directions. In
the first place the rates from all New
England points to Minneapolis and St.
Paul are slaughtered, and again New
England points and points in the state of
New York have had a blanket rate applied so far as all business to the north
Pacific coast points is concerned. These
transcontinental rates have been cut almost in two. The present rates from the
Atlantic seaboard ti> th north Pacific
coast are $79.35 first class and $07.40 second clas't. Today the Canndian Pacific
will make these rates from all points in
New England, $40 for first class and $30
for second class. Rates to St. Paul will
be cut from $29.50 first class and $28.50
second class to $20 first class nnd $19 second class.
Northern Pnclflc Meeta It.
Tacoma, Feb. 19.—The Northern Pacific
railroad announces a big cut in passenger
rates to become effective today, Saturday,
February 19. The rate from Tacoma to
St. Paul, Duluth and points in Minnesota, North Dakota and Manitoba will be
cut in two. Heretofore the rates to the
above points have been $50 first class and
$40 second elnss, Tlie rates from Tacoma
to Chicago will be $31.50 first class and
$26.50 second class. To points iiffOntario
and Quebec as far cast as Montreal and
south of the line of the Grand Trunk railway. Port Huron to Montreal, $40 first
class and $30 second class. The same
rates will prevail from the east to Tacoma, The Canadian Pacific announces
♦ hat it will meet these rates one day Inter
—Sunday, February 20. The Great Northern hns also met the cut, '
Mineral t'lulin In the Knmloopa IMs-
trlct AtTorda nn Interesting Study
—Development Work In Park
County- Montann-A Strike by
Two Travelers In Iduiio.
The Erin mineml claim, situate on the
north side of the Iron Mask anil Copper
Queen mineral claims, about five miles
southwest of Kamloops, B. C and owned
by Messrs.. Heat tie, Buxton and Blair, and
oil which development work has been going on for some months past, is said to be
proving itself one of the best properties in
the camp. Gn New Year's eve an immense
body of ore was struck in a crosscut made
from the shaft ut a depth of 40 feet. The
vein of solid ore is about seven feet wide
and gives an assay from $19 in gold to 30
per cent copper, as well as a proportion of
silver. Other assays made run in value
from $26 to $62 per ton. At Coal Hill the
Pothook 7x12 shaft is being energetically
sunk by a force of six men, making an average id about oue foot each day of 10
hours. The shaft has reached o depth of
40 feet, all in much shattered and decomposed rock, with the fissures tilled and sep-
oiutrtl by thin plates of native copper,
and, as yet, impregnated but spnrsely with
rich copper glance. One corner, the southwest, is a sight worth seeing, being plastered with bright native metal. Altogether this claim is a most interesting study.
Just how the native metal came to be deposited in such profusion throughout this
great mass is a conundrum not yet solved,
['here is not much, if any, doubt, that it
these placers.   He is well backed by a syn..
dieate of Connecticut capitalists.
Spokane Men In Lurk.
A rich strike is reported to have been,
made In the Cumberland mine on \\n
Eagle mountain at Silver City, Idaho. The
mine, which is being worked by Sonne-
man apd Hianscoml-e of Spokane, 1ms h„j
an ore body running about $100 in gom.
The new strike is in the 200-foot level ami
is a 12-inch streuk of ore that eni-riis,
$1200 in gold and $400 iu silver. The d,..
velopnionts in the mine indicate that it
may be as rich as the mine which mad*
War Eagle mountain famous in the early
Control the Stent Winder.
A mining man from FairView ramp, p.
C, brings the news that Mackenzie _
Mann, the well-known railroad contractor., have recently acquired a seven-eighth,
interest in the Stemwinder mine, in that
camp, paying for the same $100,000.
Heavy   Loss   of   Property   Owned   hy
the Oovernment of Mexico.
St. lxniis, Feb. 22.--A special to tha
Globe-Democrat from Monterey, Mexico,
says: The new wharf at Tampico, constructed by the Central railroad under guv.
eminent supervision, was totally destroy.
ed by fire Sunday. The fire started in a
box car on the cast end of the wharf and
quickly spread to the sheds. The causa
of the fire is unknown. The Ward line
steamer Vumuri was alongside the wharf
and turned the first stream on the fire, but
without avail, and to escape the flaincH
she had to steam up the river, A. C,
Itobinson, the enginer in charge, while
fighting the flames, was injured by falling
timbers and will probably die. The const ruction of tlie wharf was commenced
is a product of alteration, and it is not in duly. 1890, and it was to tie one of the
likely to prove a normal constituent of i finest on the Spanish coast. Its length was
•   . .. »-,»-   ,l.   .»5-c e—,    i ..ii :.. !_■■-_.!     -IT... _,.-! —
Advances   In   Staples—The
Rlae In Wheat.
New York, Feb. 22.—R. G. Dun _
Company's Review of Trade says:
The dreadful disaster to the Maine,
much as it has affected all hearts, has
not much affected business. Only in the
stock market, where there wns selling
Wednesday by speculators on thin margins, but in no other speculative market
was an effect felt, nor in genera! business.
An advance of 10 per cent by sortie
pogebic mines is expected to be general
throughout the lake region, excepting the
Messaba district, and prices of ore from
the other ranges have been advanced 15
per cent with an allotment of 6,000,000
tons outside Carnegie's mines, which betokens an output much larger than ever
Wheat has risen 35 points and exports
continue so heavy that a material advance
the dyke, even if, as seems probable, the
fissure be found to be on a dyke. It apparently comes from the leaching of the
gray ore or glance. The rock itself is
either serpentine or a mixture of that rock
with clotite, and this alternates with a
conglomerate of many parts. About $4 in
gold adds to the value and the plates of
native copper are gradually becoming
thicker as the work of sinking progresses.
Struck It Hlch.
Michael Guertin and his son. Alcidc,
who left Fort Saskatchewan in May last,
with a man named Irish, to truvel to Idaho by team, are said to have struck it rich
in that state thinugh an accidental discovery of a rich quartz claim. The story
nails like fiction. The party was traveling over a high range of mountain* near
Boise City, when one of their horses lie-
ciiiiie exhausted and they were coiii|-elletl
to camp for the night on the mountain top.
In the morning Irish wandered a little
distance from the camp and chanced to
pick up stinie fragments of peculiar looking roek. which he showed to his compan
2575 feet and all is burned. The custom
house, nnder construction and nearly completed, was damaged to the extent of
about $800,000. The total loss on wharf,
custom house antl merchandise is nearly
$2,000,000. ful'y insured.
Wo  Action  1 mil  tbe  Maine  Disaster
Haa   Been   Investigated.
is natural.    Atlantic exports   in    three i ■<>"•*•    They  examined  it, and, actuated
weeks have been 8,410,816 bushels (flour principally by curiosity, took a bag and
Washington, Feb. 18.—At an early hour
this moining President McKinley decided
| to ninke the following statement regard-
I ing the Maine, which was given out by hi«
! secretary:
"Based on information now in his pn«-
-. --i-.ii. the president now believes that
, the Maine was blown up as the result of
I an accident
j "If it is found thnt the disaster waa not
| nn accident, prompt and decisive ste-w
1 will lie taken in the premises. The finding
; of the naval court will develop the cause,
and until that is submitted nothing will
be done."
included, against 5,661,1171 last year, and
Pacific exports have been 2,470.652 bushels, against 1,474,782 bushels last year.
Such shipments, with heavy engagements
for the future, in spite of 11,500,831 bushels of corn exported, agninst 2,507,200
bushels in the same week last year, are
conclusive proof of the urgency of foreign needs. The bottom fact is that the
world needs wheat, which this country can
only supply for about six months to come.
Important Concesalona Prontiaed tbe
nrltlah  Minister at Pekln.
London, Feb. 22.— The Pekin correspondent of the Times says:
China has agreed to open all of her inland waters to navigation, whether foreign or native owned, under regulations to
be framed subsequently. If not restricted
by these regulations, the agreement,
which is to come irto operation within
four months, is satista. tin , ,..: ! promises
a wide expansion of foreign trade.
China has also undertaken to open one
treaty port in the province of Ilunana
within two years, and proposes Yo Chan.
near the Yang Tea Kinng, near the lsirder
of the province. The Tsung Li Yemen'*
reason for the delay is thnt the central
authority is at present jx-werless
to enforce the immediate opening of
any port in the province of Hunan, or to
protect foreigner! there. China has given
Great I'lihiin satisfactory assurance* that
she will not alienate to any other power
any portion of the Yang Tse Kinng valley.
The Times, commenting editorially on
the foregoing dispatch, says: "We heartily congratulate the British minister nt
Pekin upon these important concessions."
partly 01lpd it with the broken rocks. On
reaching BoUa City they had the rock assayed, and the nssnyer pronounced it gold
quart/, worth $85 to the ton. On the news
becoming known throughout the town,
great excitement was nrotiscd and Irish
was offered $12,000 for his one-third share,
which he accepted antl departed for Portland. The claim whs duly surveyed and
staked and netive operation-, will eom-
inenee when the snow goes. The Messrs.
(iuertin and their new partner, turned
Carson, have lieen offered $30,000 for the
chiim, but refused the offer.
Well Kqnlpped I'nrl,.
Sixty-seven men, comprising thr- Alaskan-Klondike Co-operative K.vpedition,
have arrived at Tacoma over the Northern
Pacific. Tho party comes mainly from
New York and Philadelphia antl will leave
Tacoma for Alaska with one of the most
complete outfits ever taken into that
country. They will tarry a complete complement of the most approved machinery, two sfcnni launches, a sawmill, und
an assaying and refining plant. Fifty
horses have been purchased in Tneonia for
draft pur|>oses. Three mechanical engineers, two mining engineers, one nssnver
and refiner, two chemists, two pliysieinns
and one dentist nre Included in the party.
Overloaded Steamships.
Port I on nsend. -»b. 22.—As a con*-
quence of the unfavorable criticism that
has followed the sinking of the steamt-r
Clara Nevada and the trouble that attended the departure of the steamer North
Pacific for the north, carrying gold seekers, (ol. nel Hemtis. collector of custom',
has determined to compel vessels hound
for Alaska to carry only the number of
passengers allowed by the federal permit.
Wheat    Oaotatloaa,    Wool    Flcarea
aad  the  Price of Produce.
Following are the local quotations.
Wholesale prices are given unless otherwise quoted:
Wheat at the warehouse—Country
points: Club, bulk 60c, sacked 621c.
bluestem, bulk 63c, sacked OSJcl At Spo
kane: Club, bulk 01 '.<■. sacked 04c: blue
stem, bulk Mfo sacked 67c.
Oats—At Spokane f. o. b., $18018.25
per ton.
Harley—Country points, 00@fl5c per
Rye- Country poii'.ts, 70073c per cwt
Moor—Per barrel, $3.75.
Feed—Bran and shorts, $12 per ton:
I hey Will carry an outfit sufficient to lust \ shorts, fit; bran, $11, rolled harley, $18;
chicken feed, $18(o20.
the Klondike. Hay-Timothy, $12 per ton; wheat hay,
Joseph Laduc, recently from the north  j$10; alfalfa $13
ern gold Ileitis, says:   The North Aincii- \     Produce-Country butter. .40 and 00-lb
Bnt   a
Untie    Jnrr    Acquitted
Kami Hapttste.
Fnmltnre Hoase  llarnr<l.
St. Louis, Feb. 22.—The large establishment of the Nicdringhnus House Furnishing Company, was partially destroyed by
flt-e yesterday., result ing in a loss of more
than $50,000 to the stock antl building.
A strict mother often makes au indul
gent grandmother.
Strike on American Boll.
Dawson City, Jan. 10. via San Francisco, Feb. 22. News has reached here of a
rich strike on American creek, 130 miles
down the Yukon river. Tonight 75 men
left Dawson for the new diggings, which
me on American soil, 25 miles across the
Killed  at  His  Own  Plrealde.
Huntington, W. Va., Feb. 22. -Nufus
SehaefeV, a prosperous farmer in TJnlon
district, wns assassinated Sunday night.
He was sitting before his own fireside
when a bullet was fired from outside the
The first entry on tho books of the New
York »ubtreasnry was a credit to Lieutenant W. S. Hosecrans as » government
dishurglng officer.
Butte, Mont.. Feb. 17.—Mrs. Emma Bnp-
tiste has been acquitted of the murder of
her husband, James Itaptiste. The ground
of acquittal was insanity. Baptiste, a telegraph operator, left her antl married
I'riuikie Bell, a concert hall singer, claiming he waa not lawfully wedded to Emma.
She went to the pool room where he
worked and shot him.
Kew   l.i-Klimtl   Mill   Strike.
New Bedford, Mass., Feb. 2i.— The
sixth week of the cloth mills strike opens
without any indications of the opening
of the mills on the part of the manufacturers. There is a feeling, however, thnt,
the coming week will sec n meeting of
representatives on both sides as suggested
by Commissioner Harry of the state board
of arbitration, thnt some arrangement
looking to n consideration of the strike
may be discussed.
A railway mall clerk in Illinois has
traveled 803,784 miles and bundled 57,-
016.144 pieces of mail in 24 years.
Vlaeonnt    Avonmore'a     Party    Meets
With  Mini,   nnd Accidents.
Montreal, Feb. 21.—Thirteen young
Englishmen, under the leadership of Viscount Avonmore, left here on December
13 last for the Klondike.
Since their departure they have hatl all
kinds of bad luck. From Montreal they
proceeded to Edmonton, V, W. T. A few-
days after their arrival there, Captain
Alline died of pneumonia. Dr. Hoops, another member of the party, fell nnd badly
sprained his ankle a few days later. Then
Cnptain Powell, while on a short trip into
the country, had his feet badly frozen.
An English colonel, who was one of the
ill-fated 13, broke his arm. Then a Mr.
Bannermnn waa nrrested at the instance
of Captain O'Brien on a charge of embezzlement.
Captain O'Brien, who had assumed the
leadership of the party, wns arrested on
n charge of assault for attempting to
sbib a man in his employ. The captain
hns just been bound over to keep the
pence antl thn party is broken up.
To nn-r HvtUs Railroads.
Berne, Feb. 21.—The referendum hns
resulted in popular approval of the proposed stnle purchase of railroads of Switzerland at a cost of about 1,000,000,000
frolics ($200,000,000). The government ia
projecting a loan for the pumhttM,
them 15 months.
To Control
can Transportation and Trading Company
is the only one now buying claims in the
Klondike, I understand that they nre
luting as agents for the Itothscliild-. |
met Mr. Cudahy on the train fiom Chicago to San Francisco nnd be told me that
they hail just received $400,000 in drafts
which had been given in payment of
claims there. He said the company was
acting as agent in purchasing, antl 1 learn
that the Rothschilds are preparing to
spend $2,000,000 for the purchnse of mines.
It looks a little as though the great Kng
tubs. 2fle per lb; 5, 10 and 20-Vi tub*, 30c:
prints, 30c; eastern butter, 25(^26c; country' butter, in rolls. 20(t?25c per lb; cooking butter, 16c: cheese, twin, f^ll cream,
l8@liC] cheese, twin, skim niUk. !Hf«'
10c; ranch eggs, $6.75(ff7; honey\ white,
comb, 130 Mc; fancy, 15c per ill
Vegetables—Potatoes tO(|4Xc p,\r cwt;
onions, $2.4002.50 per cwt; beans!, \i@
2e per lb; Merced sweet potatoes. fc3 pcr
cwt; cabbage, $1 per cwt; stpins|,,l$1.50
per doz.
Meats—Beef cows, live $3.2r.<7,,i
■        i ~-p "' ■       ■-■■■ --V-. •     -tisT-r-i    nn;    apaj, _ -j ia j ■     frfl
ltsli hanking house was making slupend- j cwt. dressed $0.75ft7; steers live gaWBC5'
ous efforts to control all the claims on the 4, dressed $7.3507.50; hogs, live $317#<H
Kl,""hk''' , 'Ironed $5.2505.50: mutton, live i^r,
Konnd Another ili.i,  Pocket. dressed 80HJe per lb: dresst-,1 lambs!9r;
The Craves brothers, the Trinity county, (Ulifornin, miners, whose rich strike
several months ago caused a rush U, that
part of the state, have arrived in San
Fmncisco with 62 pounds of gold, valued
at $16,000. the product of a pocket recently found in a lower level of the Blue .lay
mine, the same property in which their
first phenomenal find wits made.
Working- Plncer Ground.
dressed veal 507c.
Poultry—Chickens, live Weight, O0ll^
per lb; dressed. 11012c; turkeys, lfvf,
10011c; dressed, 12013c. ducks, llw.
10c: dressed, lOJ01lc per lb; geese, lil*i
10011c;  dressed,  12@12Ji. |
Wool—Fine medium, io@llc per l|
medium, 0@10c.
Portland.   Ore.,   Feb.   21- The   |,,j
wheat market, has climbed buck to
Considerable development WOT^ is going
on in the Independence district, in Park j highest, notch of the year.   Walla VV
county, Montana, under the direction of  76077c; valley and bnieatem, KOe
E. M. Cowles, who has invested within the '     Tacoma, Feb. 21. - Wheal    (neha
last year several thousands of dollars in   '
the Independence nnd  Boulder districts.
His placer ground has la-gun to net him
Home nice returns, ns well ns the quartz
properties he is opening up.   The force be
has been working for the past season hns
Itot been large (a dozen men), but he hns
taken out nnd treated considerable ore at
the stamp mill, nevertheless.   Next summer he will increase his fOTOe to 40 or 50
men.   Mr. Cowles recently acquired entire
control of the Benrdsley nliuer mines in
the Boulder district, nnd much of hia op
ernlions next season will be in developing
No. 1 bluestem, 70}c; N„. | B*nbi -f)fp]
Oakesdale, Feb. 21.- n„. „i..ut nmrlf
is unsettled nnd feverish. Local deal!
quote 62 cents ns the lop p, j„, for N((l
sacked in the wnrehouse.
Snn Frnncisen. Feb. 21,   y :	
ping,  .$Ul|.ir„1.42l2 for  No   l    J
$1,433 for choiee; milling, $1.2001.25 I
San  Francisco. Feb, 21.   Silv,.,
o5Jc; Mexican dollars, 4OJ047O
Lake copper—$11.
I'lg iron --$0.00010.70, NEWS ITEMS OF THREE STATES.
From    Tacomn—
Wl,eat   Shll»in--nts
Work on the Knllrond B-tenslon
,„ Lewlston-Money Distributed
Among !•»* Crow Iudlnns In Mon-
innii-A  tllanee All Around.
Dwelling houses are in demand at
Over 6,000,000 bushels of wheat huve
been shipped from Tneoma this season.
V lodge of Knights of Labor bos beeu
ergnni-cd in Colfax, with 75 members.
There are six evaporating plants now
in operation in Whatcom.
The Fairbaven salmon cannery is to
double its capacity.
About 250 bales of hops are still in
growers' hands in Lewin county. Few, if
iinv, new yards have been planted.
'liie city council of Seattle ha» declared
forfeited the Frost street cable franchise,
the company having failed to run car-*
according to' the terms of its franchise.
Whatcom county commissioners have
let the contract for the Blaine-Ferndale
road. It oN" for the construction of
wven miles of rond at a cost of over $13,-
There were 27 actions for divorce commenced in tho superior court of Clarke
county during the year 1807, all of which
were granted. This is a fair record, when
it is considered that there were 230 marriages in tho county during the year.
There is little, likelihood of an ice famine in North Yakima during the summer. It is estimated that probably 2500
Ions ol ice were put up during the season.
The customs receipts at Everett for 1897
were $77,080. The largest month was October, with $16,268, and the smallest was
August, with $738. January, 1808, is
larger than any month in 1807, and more
than three times as large as the corresponding month of last year.
The socialists in the vicinity of Palouse
are active and in l-ltah county, Idaho,
just across tbe state line from Palouse,
meetings are being held in ull the school
houses and organizations of the social
democmcy are being made in every pre-
Work has been resumed on the railroad
extension at Aberdeen, a settlement having lieen reached with the city regartling
street crossings. Timber and piles are lie-
ing cut for the bridge across the Wish-
kali. The site for the new depot, near the
Pacific hotel, is about tilled in.
With the constantly increasing criminal tiusiness in Stevens county the county
jail hns grown to lie altogether too small
for the accommodation of the prisoners,
who now number eight. There are only
two iron cells and two wooden cells, besides the main room. The county com
inisMoners will lie called on at the next
session to enlarge the structure. The old
court house has also fallen far short of
the demands of the county, and an old
brick building hn« been rented by the
county commissioners to receive thr overflow.
Jts-I Perkins, one of the earliest pioneers of tbe northwest, died Thursday
night al his home near Medical I.ake. He
was 88 years old. I'p to a short time
la-fore his death he was in fairly good
health. The cause of his demise is given
as old age. Mr. Perkins was born in
Barren county, Kentucky. January 10,
1810. He moved in his youth to Marshall county, Illinois, and in 1842. with
his family, he crossed the plains. In
18.V2 he made his home in Benton county.
Oregon, where he remained until 1862,
when he removed to Waitjtburg, Wash.
In the spring of 18R0, shortly after the
drnth of his wife, he removed to a farm
near Medical 1-Jce, where he resided until the time of his death.
Over $50,000 was distributed among
the Indians on the last pay day at the
Crow agency.'
Ik fore the rush is over it is expected
that at leant 100 persons will leave Anaconda for the Yukon.
The report of the state recorder of
brands sllowr 13,000 now of record. 1000
having been filed in 1807. Maty are dead
and the recorder recommends that steps
Is- taken lo secure them by other stock
The university building commission liar,
awarded the contract for the construction
of the new university building at Missoula to (ieorge llildine, his bid being
WI.070. The contract for the plumbing
and the heating and ventilating plant was
awarded to the Missoula Mercantile Company for $7800.
Antoinc and William Trottier have
been arrested at Fort Benton on a corii-
plaint charging them with having illegally
obtained the state bounty on wolf skins.
The complaint was sworn out by Harry
bund, the stock inspector and detective.
The Trottiers have presented 136 hides
for punching, swearing that the animals
were killed within the limits of Chotenu
county. It Is believed by the detective
Hint, they were killed outside of the county.
There seems now no longer to lie any
doubt, that, the militia will hold an en
enmpment nt Fort Harrison beginning
about July 3 and continuing six days.
Although the state bonrd of examiners
has not officially passed on the question,
it is known that it will hold that part of
the appropriation for the contingent expenses of the nntionnl guard for 1808 in
excess of the amount actually expended
for that purpose will be available for the
encampment. Adjutant (leneral Drennnn
maintained the gnnrd Inst year on $5000.
al. least, that was all tbe money ef the
appropriation used, nnd as $10,000 were
appropriated for contingent expenses for
1808, about $5000 will be available for the
encampment, providing the expenses of
Hie guard nre no greater this year than
Inst A. J. Seligman, chairman of thn
committee appointed by the Helena Business Men's Association to raise o fund
to defray pail of the expense of the en
campment, has secured $1500 and expects
I'i raise $500 or $1000 more.
There is talk of a creamery at Boise,
The state land board hns determined
to sell the remainder of the school lands
in Bingham county.
Several bridge men will arrive in Lewiston about March 1st to inspect the site
of Lewiston-Concord bridge, und bid on
the contract for building the structure.
The estimated cost of the bridge is between $00,000 and $100,000.
At a meeting of the state land board
held recently 238 forfeitures of school
land were declared, The purchasers have
failed to maintain their payments and
the board will now take possession and
endeavor to realize on the property. The
land forfeited is in 11 counties, Latah,
Ada, Canyon and Nez Perce having the
largest acreage in the order named.
Two Mormon ciders arc at work among
the people in the vicinity of Weiser, with
a view of locating a Mormon colony in
that neighborhood. The elders have spent
a number of months in the northern part
of the county and it is about settled that
a colony will locate on Bear creek ant
probably ono in Indian valley.
A mnp is being made in the surveyor
general's office that will lie presented to
the war department at Washington by
Senator Slump, together with other information relative to Boise Barracks. The
map shows the outline of the states of
Idaho, Oregon and Washington with the
vailrcuds. principal cities and Indian
reservations. The Umatilla, Fort Hall,
Lemhi and Duck Valley reservations are
shown to be immediately tributary to the
barracks here anil more cosily accessible
than any other point where the army is
or may be stationed. This information is
to be presented to the department in nn
appeal to be made for nn enlargement of
the post here.
The recent, rise of the waters nf the
Clearwater has ennbled the steamers to
mnke the run to the Lapwai agency, and
two trips were made to that point yesterday for wheat. There are over 150,000
bushels stored in the warehouses on the
river above lewiston. The wheat is the
product of the reservation lands recently opened to settlement.
The first quarterly teachers' examination for 1898 will be held at Rathdrum
on Thursday and Friday. February 24 and
25. Applicants will lie examined for all
grades of certificates. On Friday evening
Professor (iault of the state university
will deliver a lecture before the visiting
teachers and the citizens of Rathdrum and
vicinity nn the subject, "A Word to the
Youth of Idaho." The Kootenai County
Teachers' Association meets on Saturday,
the following day.   An excellent program
has I n prepared, and a large uumlier of
teitchei-H will Is- present.
Kcndrick reports that high water has
interfered to such an extent, with the railroad .work that instead of concentrating
the men at any one section .they have divided them into crews and nre working
them along the route to the Clearwater
Track laying has l-een sus-iended for the
present, owing to the depth of the mud
in the newly made grade, which is almost
impassahle. The surveyors have completed their work to the Clearwater, and
are now establishing grades. Between two
and three hundred men art at work, and
the changes in the gangs, occasioned hy
men having become dissatisfied or worked
"their allotted time." keep the tracks
lined with men tramping both ways.
Items ol Information Gathered Front
a Wide Area—Political Happening*- and Industrial Notes—Crimea
aud Accidents.
In Ten Oars' Tradln-f tbe Uold Operator Has Accumulated That
Amount for Holding*— Hr Is of
the Opinion Thnt the Price Will
Heach a?l._B.
Fall of Tim Feet at Many I'olnta In
These   sttiies.
Chicago. Feb. 21.-- The states of Wisconsin. Iowa and Illinois are practically
snowbound. An average snowfall of two
feet is reported from Illinois and lnwa
points, while throughout Wisconsin and
northern Michigan the fall war. much
heavier, in fact the greatest of the season.
A 40-mile gale hns piled the snow into
enormous drifts, completely paralyzing
street railway truffle and interfering with
the Operations of trains. Northern trains
have been delayed in some instances 15
hours, owing to the heavy drifts and
steady full of snow, which make the use
of snow plows unavailing. Kain and
snow alternated in Chicago and vicinity.
Not enough had fallen tonight, however,
to interfere with railway truffle.
Trooita   at
A special from Madrid says that the
populate of that city is greatly enraged
owing to the belief that the Spanish cabinet apologized to the United States. The
populace, the despatch adds, is bitterly
opposed to such a course and they are exceedingly hostile to the government and
may make a demonstration.
Luther C. Billings, a pay director in the
United States navy, has been found guilty
by the court martial in session at the
Washington navy yard for the past five
days, of falsehood and scandalous conduct
and has been sentenced to dismissal from
the navy. The result of the trial has
caused the greatest surprise in naval
C. U. Wilkinson, representing the British Yukon Co., saps the construction
ef a railroad through the White pass, from
the head of the Lynn canal to Lake Bennett, will be begun immediately by his
company. The road, which will be 45 miles
in length, will be completed within 90
days of the beginning of the work.
News has reached Nelson, B. C, of the
murder of D. Connors at Kuskanook, the
new town at the head of Kootenay lake.
The facts of the case so far as learned
show that the murdered man, who was a
teamster in the employ of contractors lor
the Crow's Nest Pass railway construction, was sitting in the barroom of Krick-
son's hotel when a man known as Doyle,
but known in Rossland as Sullivan, entered the place. Without any provocation, Doyle drew a revolver and pointing
it at Connors, said, "Dig up, or I'll shoot
you." Connors replied, "Fire away."
Doyle immediately pulled the trigger and
fired. Connors fell dead without a groan.
with a smile on his face. The bullet entered his left breast about an inch above
the nipple.   Doyle fled from the house.
Estrada Cabrera, the new president of
Guatemala, has officially informed the
colony of Central Americans in San Fran-
oiseo of his succession to the presidency
of that country.
From present indications the recommendations of the conference committee,
which met at Boston 8unday. advocating
a general strike in the cotton mills of
New Kngland, will full flat in Lowell,
Heinrich Haas, representing one of the
largest mercantile houses in Hamburg,
Germany, ha9 just closed a $400,000 contract for California dried fruit, to be delivered during the coining season.
At the Massachusetts legislature hearing as to the condition of the cotton manufacturing industry of thnt state, Representative Ross, for the operatives, said
that in most linen mills wages were higher than they were 15 years ago, but in
the cotton trade this was not so, and nt
the present time wages were 20 per cent
lower than in 1893.
The deal by which the great water
power at Quinnesec. Wis., and the paper
and pulp mills, with 1000 acres of hind,
passes from the hands of the T)uinnesec
Falls Paper Company to the Kimberly t
Clark Company, is about ♦•> be consummated. The figures are placed at about
$300,000. The falls are a natural waterfall and dam with a fall of 65 feet, making it one of the best powers in the world.
Collector of the Port Jackson and United States Appraiser Dare have addressed
a letter to the secretary of the treasury'
for the purpose of soliciting his aid in
checking the flood of cheap Oriental goods
that are being shipped to this country,
under stamps which give them the appearance of having been manufactured in
European centers and which arc sold at
prices which are driving the genuine articles out of the market.
Receiver Wyman of the Globe Investment Company has rendered to the supreme court at Boston, Mass., a report in
which he says the affairs of the concern
were, "steeped in fraud." The.company
dealt in farm mortgages, and the receiver
found $1,000,000 of liabilities with practically no assets to meet them. Arrests of
two of its officers for embezzlement followed, with the result that they were convicted and are now in prison. Tlie receiver recovered $4000 worth of assets,
but half this Bum is yet in litigation.
The Russian cruiser TambntT has passed
through the Bosphorous with 2000 soldiers
antl 111 cannon, bound for Vladivostock.
Judge Gary has denied the motion for
a   new    trial    and    formally  sentenced
Chicago. Feb. 19.—The Journal says:
"It is pretty well established in inside
circles about the board of trade that within the past 10 days there has been turned
into cash in two Chicago banks on Lasallc
street about $11,000,000 for Joseph Letter's
account. This is confirmation of the sale
of the whent. Within 48 hours ocean tonnage has been taken at. a low rate of
4,000,000 bushels to the leading English
ports. Favored people wbo had the tip on
the heavy deposits with the banks were
getting all the wheat possible on soft spots
Letter Says He Is Buying.
Leiter makes denial of the report that
he disposed of 5,000,000 bushels of his
May holdings of wheat during yesterday's excited trading. He was credited
with making a profit of $500,000. He
"I not only did not sell a bushel of
wheat yesterday, but bought wheat. The
current prices are only the beginning of a
range from $1.25 to $1.50 per bushel.
That is what I propose to sell my wheat
Mr. Leiter added that he had engaged
freight room for 1,000,000 bushels of wheat
since February 1, and thnt he now controls
room for about 4,000,000 bushels. He
made the significant remark that most of
the 4,000,000 bushels had been sold to
consumers in Europe, principally to English millers. He has avoided, he says,
disposing of any wheat to speculators on
the other side of the Atlantic in order that
they might not become his competitors in
the near future.
lie of Central America has ceased to exist,
the principal state, San Salvador, having
withdrawn from the union. This action
was precipitated by the step of Guiterre/.,
president of Salvador, who is at present
assisting, indirectly, the revolution of Nicaragua, and who has declared officially
that the liberal party of Honduras is un
worthy longer to hold power.
Formal announcement has lieen made
of the engagement of Miss Katharine
Duer, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William A. Duer of New York, to Mr. Clur- j
anee Hungerford Mackay, only living son i
of Mr. nnd Mrs. John W. Mackay. The
announcement was followed by many letters of congratulation.
Th Saturday Review confirms the report
that the Chinese loan will, after all, be
made by Great Britain, and says: "We
are informed that the preliminary eon-
tract has actually been signed. The delay in the fulfillment is caused by the
Chinaman's joy in dallying over a bargain."
A Montreal dispatch states that Joseph
A. Mercer, brother of tlie late premier,
backed by immense capital, has just concluded a deal with the government by
which he has sole right to dredge 280
miles' of rivers in the heart of the Klondike district. Mercer says the men interested are mostly New Yorkers and thnt
American capital will control fully two-
thirds of the undertaking.
Artificially spotted    tobacco raised in
Connecticut is said to be on the market.
Uist year the exports of the United
States were 50 per cent larger than the
exjiorts of France.
There hnve been four mysterious nssas-
sinations in Houston, Texas, during the
past two weeks.
A French aeronaut is planning to go
hunting for Andree with a team of balloons joined together.
'A tribe of Indians with yellow hair and
blue eyes has been discovered in the
mountains of Sonora, Mexico.
George Duffy, an 8-year-old boy, has
confessed to setting fire to houses in Ho-
boken, N. J., with malicious intent.
A race war is threatened between the
white settlers and a colony of negroes recently taken to Blnckwell, Okla.
Hawaiian annexation has the right of
way in the United States senate, and a
test vote may be expected soon.
From all parts of China come reports
of attacks by natives on foreigners. The
whole country seems to be in a state of
The Colorado state Imard of arbitration
hns sustained the demands of the striking
miners in the northern district of the
There is a possibility that both branches of congress will adjourn aliout May 1.
Rich gold quart* has been discovered in
the Pembina mountains, in southern Manitoba.
Flour is now lieing pressed into bricks
for use on the march and in camp. The
British government is testing it for use
in the army.
The lemon industry on the Pacific
const is growing very rapidly. Two
thousand carloads will be shipped east
during the present season.
The body of Max Miller, which had
been buried beneath a snowdrift in a
street in Chicago for 20 days, was exposed
by a recent thaw.
The British fishing schooner Spinaway.
heavily coated with ice, was blown from
the const of "Newfoundland across the Atlantic to the Azores.
Two representatives of the Japanese
government arc on their way to Mexico
iu the interest of a colossal colonization
scheme near San Benito.
Tbe United States cruiser San Francisco ami the gunboats Bancroft and Helena
have arrived at Lisbon. Portugal, and nre
prepared  to  reach  any Spanish  fleet   in I A,len,a Foot.Ea~~-.der for the feet.
case of war. \ jt cures painful, swollen smarting feet aud
According to a  London  dispatch  the I instantly tukes the sting out of corns and
Spanish legations iu London and elsewhere \ b":*io"L U's toe_Rrea.,e'?.. co,"l!°n discov-
1 ."    ,        , ,,      .      ,   . ervoftheage.     Aliens root-hase makes
me suffering from long delay m their re- j tigbt-litting or new shoes feel easy. It is a
uiittanccs. and diplomats have been forced certain cure for chilblains, sweatiiig, damn,
to privately defray the expenses of their   callous and hot, tired  aching, feet.     We
The Power
of Schilling s  Best   baking
puwder is wonderful.
There are about 40,000 miners at work
in the gold mines of eastern nnd southern
Alter being: swindled by all others, send tie
atantp for particulars of King Solomon's Treasure, the ONLY renewer ot manly strenirth.
MASON CHEMICAL CO., P. O. Box 7«, Philadelphia Pa.
In Greater New York the shillclah is
mightier than the sword.
We are asserting in the courts our right to tha
exclusive use of the word "OASTOKiA," und
"PI'i'CHEK'SCASTORIA," us our Trade Mark.
I, Dr. Samuel Pitcher, of Kyannia, Massachusetts,
was the originator of "PITCHER'S CAS 1'OR.IA,"
the same that has borne and does now bear the
facsimile signature of CI IAS. Ii. ll.KTCUKR oil
every wrapper. This ia the original" PITCHER'S
CASTORIA " which has been used iu the homes
of the mothers of America for over thirty years.
Look Carefully at the wrapper and see tliat it la
the kind you have always bought, and has the
signature of CHAS. H. FLETCHER on the
wrapper. Mo one haa authority from me to use
my name except The Centaur Company uf which
Chaa. H. Fletcher la President.
March 8, slo}.       SAMUEL PITCHER, I
Some men talk  more religion in ten
minutes than they practice in. ten years.
Fort    Sli-rmmi    Sown    lo ;
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, Feb. 10.—The j
troops nt Fort Sherman were startled yes-1
terday by the receipt of an Older to put j
t'ompanv   II,  Sixteenth    infantry,  com-1
,n«ndcd"by Captain Whitehall and U«. _ ft   c
tenant Inv.n, in readiness for an    early 1 «imprisonment,
departure for Fort Stevens  there to tak •       ^    ^^
station.   The company w.ll proba ily ,,nit '       J ^ ^ ^
Sherman within the next 48 hours. Spec-1 * statement of as-
ulation is rife ns   , the whole meaning of  ■« J    *    ^
this initial movement.    Indications seem | «^J•£ «J>£*J
to point to the early transfer of   he head- ^ ^ £ inpfncipn(,v of
quarters of the S,-^: eenth infantry to Ann-1   ™ ^.^ > ^ |n ^ ^,.
eouvcr Barracks, Wash, I     _ n(nvspftpp,s \Te inlpna,wd „ a ruse
--»ttt*-_t    ,1-DA-r    -tr-ta-ftftVDVTi il" (,m'ivo tnp Argentine government,
WILLIAM     OKA I     Mil JHUMMMI.      The supreme court of Nevada has hand-
II xlrn.nl  llox In i (,d down nn opinion reversing the decision
Mont> | uf the trinl court in the disc of August.
Eugene  Moore  and dismissed   the ease
Sympathy From London.
London. Feb. 17.—The Times editorially
ex-presses profound sympathy with the
United States.   It says:
"It is to be hoped that the investigation
will prove the cause of the disaster nn
accident, although the conditions which
hnve led up to such an accident in such
circumstances are rather obscure."
Sucei. who recently completed his 64th
public fast in Rome, hns nbstained from
food in his performances for 2500 days of
his life—nearly seven years.
Coal is high, but the workingmanV
wages is still hire.
CITO Permanently Cured. Nn flts or nervousness
rile after first day's use of Dr. Kline's Ureal
Nerve Restorer. Send for FRK.K •K.OO trial
bolUe and treatise. DR. K. H. KLINE, Ltd., «*>
Arch street, Philadelphia, Pa.
Some of our girls do their sleighing in
January and their slaying in June.
I never used so quick a cure as Plso s
Cure for Consumption.—J. B. Palme:.
Box 1171, Seattle, Wash.. Nov. 25, 188S..
I,ove  makes time  fly,
quently makes love fly.
and  time,  fre-
£ Established 1780.
Whatever may be the matter with China and other countries, it Is said that for
the reason that most of them have so
little to feed upon and so very much
hard work to do they suffer greatly with
Neuralgic It Is doubtful if they could
suffer more than our people do, owing at
times to the extremely damp, chilly atmosphere in winter, which seems to !iave
a peculiar Influence upon the nervous ~i >:-
tcm so as to produce this affection, '>ut
happily for our comfort and the cure cf
the pain, St. Jacobs Oil is recognised as
Its   sovereign   remedy.     With   pain   pro-
celebrated for more 2
than a century as a <Qt
delicious, nutritious, "31
and flesh-forming 31
beverage, has our tjji
well-known jj
Yellow Label     <?
on the front of every <3>
package, and our g
trade-mark,"La.Belle tji
Chocolatiere,"on the Q
back. ^
V Dorchester, Mass
Jacobs Oil gives, and through this means |
It performs its office promptly and surely. '
The earl of Devon, at 80 years of age,
still preaches and attends to all his duties
as prebendary canon of Exeter cathedral.
llo«l>- Secreted In «
Helena. Mont., Feb. 21.—Three boys
while playing near the stockyards yesterday in Livingston, discovered the body
of William Amy, a well known mine owner, who disappeared from his home February 1. (Iray's head had been mashed in
and the body secreted in n hydrant box.
The body hail been rohhetl. No arrests
have been made. Cray was a well known
milling mail, owning properties an Park
count v.
Oroide for Fusion.
Minneapolis, Minn.. Feb. 18.- The populist convention here resulted in victory for
the fusion forces. The state convention
was set for June 15. The middle-of-the-
road faction, whic.li desired an April convention, found itself so much in the minority that it made no struggle. It will
mnke an effort to control Ihe convention,
Moore was convicted of embezzlement antl
sentencetl to eight yenrs in the penitentiary, The supreme court declines that
the statute under which be was convicted
was unconstitutional,
Judge Richardson has dismissed the case
against, the directors of tbe Citizens' National bank of Spokane and discharged the
defendants, A. A. Ncwbery, K. II. Hyde
and \V. J. Dwyer, from custody. Doubtless the snme nel ion will be taken on the
other charge pending against the three
above named defendants, and also two
against, the defendants K. D. Olmsted and
1). F. Wetzel, the other two directors,
against whom information has been filed.
The provisions of the stntutc and want of
proof by the prosecution do not warrant
holding the defendants.
Positive Information is reported to have
reached New Orleans from San Salvador,
Central America, lhat the (!renter Itepub-
Mrs. Lotiisi StOUtS, a wealthy widow
of Portland, Intl.. was robbed and murdered in her house nt night. A postal
caitl written by one of the murderers and
addressed to the city marshal gave the
tirst intimation of the crime.
Among the electrical patents recently
granted is one for an electric lamp for bicycles, and a dynamo for generating the
current armature is geared to a friction
wheel, which is revolved by the movement of the bicycle.
The radical wing of tlie autonomist party in Cuba has resolved to open negotiations with the insurgents in the belief
that the revolution can not be suppressed
by force of nrms. A number of propositions will be submitted to the insurgents,
with a view of bringing about peace.
The recent cold weather in Arizona is
unprecedented. The river in the Grand
Canyon of the Colorado was full of Hooting ice, whereas the temperature in the
canyon is credited with partaking of the
nature of perpetual summer, regardless of
the temperature on the plateau above.
have over 10,000 testimonials of cures. Try
it today. Sold hy all druggists and shoe
stores. Bv mail'for 25c. in stamps. Trial
package F'REE. Address Alien S. Olmsted, Le Roy, N. Y.
The New York subtreasury was opened
in 18-4(1. Its business now amounts to
nearly 1400,000,000 annually.
A Wonderful Statement
Wo are the largest manufacturers in the
slate nt
Prime California Oak Leather.
Immense s'ock- of Saddlery,Uoods. If
your dealer does not keep onr make of
Harness, send direei lor them.
822 Spraguc Ay.      Spokane, Wn.
The iiaiiie ■• M. K. Davis" stamped on
all Harness; on make is a guarantee
Of excellence. l^">k for It, Take no
other. Catalogue upou application.
|Yom Mrs. J. S. BfcGillas, or 113 Kllborn
Avenue, Roo-Xord, 111.
r-llli- Thieves In New Mealeo.
Albuquerque, N. M., Feb. 22.--Central
and southern New Mexico are infested
with cattle and sheep thieves and trouble
is anticipated on ranges east antl south of
this city, for the stockmen are organizing, antl intend to rid themselves of the
depredators. M. T. Mortality, a sheep
raiser in the Chilili vicinity, where there
nre over 200,000 sheep, says that the big
Hocks arc being greatly diminished and
thnt the officers appear to be powerless
to stop the lawlessness.
Another  llon.l   for  Klondike.
Helena, Mont., Keb. 18.—Henry Hrutno-
lier, the mining expert who went to London recently to report to the Rothschilds
upon their scheme to build n railroad
from the const of Alaska at or near Skaguay to the gold fields nf the Northwest,
territory, says that the railroad will be
built if the company can secure a franchise from the Canadian government,
"I was dreadfully ill—the doctors
said they could cure me, but failed
to do so.
in   despair
and took to
my bed.   I
had dreadful pains in
my   heart,
sparks before   my
eyes, and
I   would
get so blind
I could  not
see for several minutes. I could not
stand very long without feeling sick
and vomiting.
I also had female weakness, Inflammation of ovuries, painful menstruation, displacement of the womb, itch-
ingof the external pnrts, and ulceration
of the womb. I have bad ull these
"The pains I had to stand were something divndf ul. My husband told me
to try a bottle of Lydia B, I'iukham's
medicine, which I did, and after taking it for u while, was cured.rt
We wish to gain 130,000 now cua»
t-iiui i-, Antl beuoeotter
1 1'Utt. l:i Day Kaili-li, 10-
Pkii. Karly Bpnag Turnip,       10j
1    "     K.irh.-r-t Rt-tl Beet, lC-o
1    *'     Iti-m-in-li Olicumbt-r, lOr
1    "    Uueen Victoria Lettuce, 15c
1    **    Klomiyke Melon,        _   15c
1   M    Jumbo Uinnt Onion, •  luo
S "      linlliflut. Fluuur Seeds,   Uc
Worth $1.00, for 14 reiiU.
Above 10 ,ik cs. worth 91.00, we will
mail you froe, together with our
(real Plant nnd need Catalogue
upon receipt of thin notice and 14c.
post***'. We invite your trade and
know when you onoe try Balzer'a
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SATURDAY,   MARCH 6,  1808,
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Pine View of the Lak
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fire Insurance and General Agents,
oaoaoaMIMNU BKOKEBB.oaoaoa
JBflFSole. agent tor Silverton Townsite.
NOTICE—"J. I.  0."  Mineral  claim,
situate in thn Slocan Mining Division
ol West' Kootenay   District.   Where
.located:—North of  Four-Mile creek,
about two.miles from Silverton, B. C.
Take notice that I, Charles E. Hope,
Free Miner's Certificate No. 97291, intend, sixty days from the date hereof, to
apply to tlie Mining Recorder for a Certificate of  Improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant of tlie
above claim.   And   further take notice
that action, under section 37, must be
commenced before the issuances of such
Certificate of Improvements.
Dated' this 16th day of February, 189S.
Chah. E. flora.
NOTICE—"Arena Fraction" Mineral
' Claim; siteate 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 F. Hope,
Free Miner's Certificate No. 97291, intend, sixty days from the date hereof, to
apply to the Mining Recorder for a Certificate of Improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a Crown (Grant of the
?.bove Claim. And further take notice
hat action, nnder section 37, must be
commenced before the issuance of such
Certificate oCImprovernepts.
Dated this 15th day of February, 1898.
Chah. E. Hops.
NOTICE—"W.II. R." Mineral Claim,
situate in tlie Slocan Mining Division
of   West Kootenay District     Where
located:—North of  Four-Mile creek,
about two miles from Silverton, B. C.
Take notice that I, Charles E. Hope,
Free Miner's Certificate No. 97291. intend sixty days fro n the date hereof, to
apply to the Mining Recorder for a Certificate of Improvements, for I lie purpose
of obtaining u Crown Grant ol the above
claim.     And   further take notice that
action, under section 37, must  be commenced before the issuance of such Certificate of Improvements.
Dated this 15th day of February, 1893.
Ciias. E. Hoi'B.
NOTICE.—"Mohawk"mineral claim situate in the Slocan Mining Division ot
West   Kootenny   District.      Vt here
located:    On  Four-Mile creek,  and
about two miles from Silverton, B. C.
Tako notice that I, Charles E. Hope, free
miner's certificate No,  97291,   intend
sixty days from th« date hereof to apply
to the Mining Recorder for a certificate
of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a Crown   ('rant ol  the   above
claim.   And fnrther t«ke   notice that
action under section 37, must be commenced  before  the issuance of   such
Certificate of Improvements.
Dated this 15th day of February, 1898.
Ciias   K. Hon:.
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,
Take notice that I, Charles E. Hope,
Free Miner's Certificate No. 97291, intend, sixty days from the tlate hereof, to
apply to the Mining Recorder for a Certificate of  Improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant of tbe
above claim.   And further take notice
that action, under section 37, must be
commenced before the issuance of such
Certificate of Improvements, i
Dated this 15th Jay of February, 189.S.
Ciias. E. Hope.
NOTICE—-'Jenny     Jones"      Mineral
Claim, situate in the Slocan Mining
Division of  West Kootenny District.
Where located:—North of Four-Mile
creek, about two miies from Silverton,
Take notice that I, Charles E. Hope,
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 tbe purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant of the
above claim.   And further take notice
that action, under section 37, must be
commenced before the issuance of such
Certificate of Irapiovcments.
' Dated this 15th day of February. 1898.
Ciias   E. Hope.
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 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, t^nst be
commenced before tlie issuance of such
Certificate of Improvements.
Dated this 15th day of February, 1898.
x      ' "  C£A8   E. HorE.
NOTICE.-"Creseent" Mineral   Claim,
situate in the Slocan Mning Division
of   West  Kootenay District.   Where
located:—North of" Four-Mile creek,
"bout two miles from Silverton,B .C.
Take notice that I, Charles E. Hope,
Free Miner's Certificate No.   97291, intend sixty days from the date hereof.,   to
apply to the Mining Recorder for a Certificate of  Improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant of the
above eluim.
And further lake notice thnt action,
under section 37, must be commenced
before the issuance of  such Certificate
of Improvements.
Dated this 15th day of February, 1898.
Chah. E. Hope.
Wm. Hunter, who has the interests
of Silverton always in view, 1ms reminded our local member, J. F. Hume,
that Silverton has not received what
is due us in the matter of appropriations. The need of funds to repair
tho Four-Milo waggon road, the urgent ueed of a school building, the
lack of fire protection and repai rs to
trails, in and around our town were
all presented by Mr. Hunter. A grant
of at least 83,000 should be given to
the road which will b> sadly in ueed
of repair after the snow Blides and
floods have ^done with it, and the
maintenance of our communication
with the mines on this road is a vital
necessity to us.
The fire protection which every
town is entitled to, has so far been
overlooked for Silverton, and we are
absolutely without any nieuiia to extinguish any lire that gets beyond the
incipient stage.
The owners of mines on Four-Mil:
should urgo the Legislature to grunt
us the required sum for our road, and
to see also that it is properly expcndT
Mr. Hunter deserves the thanks of
all Silvertonians for thus starting the
ball rolling, and we (mould see that
he is earnestly backed up in hii requests. If the waggon road could be
extended to tho lake, at the head of
the gulch, it would result in several
groups more being added to tho list of
our shippers. There is some talk in
town of agitating the converting of
the Silverton-New Denver sleigh road
into a waggon road. We are informed that a very small sum would accomplish this, and the New Denverites
should unite with us towards carrying
this scheme through. Benefit would
accrue to both Silverton aud New
Denver through this chtnge.
ting the 24th of May was published
in the Now Denver Ledge, as an
authontic piece of news. Wo judged
from the stylo in which it waB written that tho idea was to givo expression to the latent humour of Editor
Lowory. As no notice of any meeting was given to us, and no other
meution of the celebration was seen
in tho issue of the Ledge, our deduction was apparently confirmed, Wo
regret exceedingly that our plans have
clashed with those of^our neighbor, but
we have gone too far with our prep-
parations to withdraw now friwi the
field. Looking at the ail'air impartially, aro wo not entitled to tho 24th?
Silvertion has already shown that she
can make a success of a celebration,
and we tire in a much better position
now to entertain our visitors than at
; other previous time. We don't want
! tho earth, only the 24th of May noxt,
which W9 are entitled to by every
i claim of justice.
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A bill, restricting Asiatic emigration, is at present before the Dominion House, and will doubtless secure
the unanimous support of our members. It is introduced by Mr. Maxwell, who asks that the bounty on
Asiactic emigrants be raised to $000
instead of as it now stands, §50. If
the figures were multiplied by ten, the
change wonld meet with the approval
of all in this Province. The Legislators and residents of Eisteru Canada
take a very apathetic view regarding
Mongolian emigration, but to us it is
a real live question. It will be necessary for us to impress this fact on our
Eastern co-patriots and to show them
we are in earnest.
Another bill now before our Local
House, bears on the same question.
It is introduced by Helmckcn, a representative from Victoria, and forbids the employment of Asiatics on
any public work.
Those who have been fortunate
enough to hayo passed the wintry
months—so much dreaded by nearly
overyono—in Silverton have every
reason to congratulate themselves oi,
the sheltered position in which our
town ia placed. While u few miles on
cither tide of us the full force of all
the winter's blast were felt we, pro-
teoted on every side by the shield
which nature has made for usi experienced no wind, little snow and enjoyed a season which only a fews
towns iu the Kootenay could boast of.
Wo can see  occasionally,  beyond  the
j bay, around whiclr our town is built,
the angry whitecaps of Lake Slocan
raging, and beyond this ocular proof
that the wind is disporting itself above
us, wo would never", from any   feeling
j of discomfort experienced, be aware
of it. For a residential town, Silver-
ton possesses advantages unknown in
most of our sister cities. The best of
spots along the lake shoro for bathing
are found around our bay, the numerous springs of the purest water run-
uing to the lake from the hills behind
us. assures us an abundant supply of
water without recourse to the lake,
the sheltered townsite, proximity to
the mints, ubwlute immunity from
forest fires or Snowslides, stores carrying the largest stock-' in the S,!c.ea*t,
and scenery unsurpassed by any
locality, are some of tho appreciable
features of Silverton
The elections held last Tuesday for
the Ontario Legislature show a great
gain for the Conservatives, but Hardy
still retains a small working majority,
Toronto and Hamilton returned ull
Conservative member's' Loudon ai.ti
Kingston went for the Liberals, and
Ottawa returned a member far each
party. John Dryden, Minister of
Agriculture, was defeated in North
Ontario. Two Liberals were elected
by acclamation. Haycock, the leader
of the' Patron party, was defeated by
Callagher, Conservative, in Frontenac.
J. M. Gibson, Commissioner of Crown
Lands, is beaten in West Hamilton,
No election was held iu Russell, as
tho returning officer was prevented by
storiin, reaching thor.) in time for
nominations. The election there will
take place next Tuesday. The usual
number of rocounts will, of course,
take placa now, and the closeness ot
the election will no doubt, cause many
protests. The Independent party
elected only one out of 22 cand idates
in th" field.
Tho last Legislature was composed
of Independents 17, Conservatives 28
and Liberals 19, The ('lections just
held gives tho Independents 1, Conservatives .'10, Liberals 4."), with two
constituencies to hear from.
It iB with considerable surprise that
we learn   that   the notice   regarding
New Denver's intention of uppropru-
To the   Honorable, the   Speaker an.l
the    Members of   the   Legislative
Assembly of tho Province of British
Columbia, in Session assembled:
This, the petition of tho undersigned
residents and taxpayers of the Slocan
Mining Division of the West  Kootenay District, sheweth that
Whereas, The sleighroad constructed in the fall of 1896. between
tho towns of Silverton and New Denver, was principally paid for by subscriptions of the aforesaid towns, and
has since been kept in repair without
the assistance of the Government; and
Wjiekbas, The volume of travel
over the said road demonstrates, not
only the desirability, but tho necessity
for tho widening of tho said sleigh
road to permit the passage of wheelod
vehicles; and
Whereas, The widening of the
said sleigh road will have the effect of
completing a waggon road between
Silverton and Sandon, via New Denver and Three Forks, and will provide
a connecting link between tho waggon
roads now existing on Four-Mile, and
Carpenter creeks;   and
Wiiki.kas, It, is estimated that the
tuiu of §1,000 properly applied will
give the dehired improvement.
TniBBVORB, ft is requested that
the said sum of 61,000 be, as soon as
possible, appropriated and placed at
the disposal of the Uoycrnment Agent
at New Denver; to bo expended for
that purpose.
Tlio above petition is now placed
for signing iu several places in town,
and the contained requests to tho
Legislature, should commend themselves to all. It is also hoped that if
such appropriation asked for is granted, that tenders be asked for from the
public for the widening of tho road.
Granting public work behind locked
door without allowing all to bid, is too
prevalent iu West Kootenay.
200 Gases Goodwin's Candles
IQO cases Hamilton powder
One car Cumberland coal
and one car fresh groceries.
Silverton,      15.   O.
It is claimed} by Hon. Mi. Sifton,
Minister of the Interior, that Dyea
and Skagway are on Canadian soil,
and are to be claimed by Canada. The
boundary line, he claims, crosses the
Stikine river about fifteen miles from
its mouth.
The position of Provincial Mineralogist vacated by Prof. Carlyle, has
been offered to and accepted by R. O.
McConnell, of the Geological Survey.
Ottawa. Mr. McConnell is a graduate
of Science from McGill University,
and is well known here, having been
engaged most of the time, for tho last
three years, in the Kooteuays.
We read in ono of our exchanges of
the marriage of A. J. Jaekson to a
girl, who has hitherto rejoiced iu the
name ot Penny. No*', if we were
going to be married, wtt would 'want
more than a penny to start housekeeping with, but in the case of this
young i-ouple we Buppcse there will
be several half pennies soon iu the
family treasury.
Tlio ore shipments of 1893 via the
port of Nelson up to th" 18i~i of
lust month amounted to 13,507 tons
of ore, valued at $1,840,225, which
indicates a large advance In-fore the
close of the present yeur, over the
aggregate shipments of 1897, certified
ae and through Nelson, which were
valued at 87,031,324. At the. present
rate of progress the returns of 1893
should exceed 811,000,000.
Two would-be assassins unsuccessfully attempted to take the life of the
King, of Greece last Saturday.
Several shots were fired at the King,
and his daughter, Princess Maria, as
thpy were returning in their carriage
from Phaleruin. A wound in the
arm of one of the footmen was received. The King risked his own lift-
in order to stand in front of nnd
shield his daughter,
Polio Wing   is a complete list of the
mining transael ions recorded during the
week for tho (Slocan Mining Division:
xi:w lmxvsa—assessments.
Prescott, Prescott Fraction, Prescott
Fraction No. 2. Four-Mile Fraction,
Croydon Fraction, Superior.
ncKTiriiMTi: or improvements.
First Extension, American Girl, Concord, Sapphire. Gem, Reciprocity, Lillian No. 4.
tra nkkkhs
Loudon Fraction, '.., A W McMillan
to P A McDongalU H.tnlv %, 0 H
Towns to Geo Almr; Okanogan Chief ts,
Frank Jacobson to Er&eet liarrup*.
Croydon Fraction, .las I. Forrester to
Alexander A Hcdgi-a ; Valkyrie all. Gait
K, 8 lv-.-r Cord *:-. Bryan Jf, B M Walton to I) Diarg; .Uollie Hughes, Kinkora,
Idea, lioiil Idea, No. 2, Pinto No 2,
Tyron, Khiiilliiin. Mary K. Bradgon,
Thos Avi-on, Hurry Sherrau, and Herman Clever to Wui II Sautliford,  30-day
option to pnrchaee at $40,000; Wellington, Chambers, Earaka, <lu Gould, 1-tt.
In each. J H Ouay lo V A Ekiveritu;
Eoaedale, Flower, May, 'fitly, Violet,
U in each. I 11 (iuay lo F A Devereux;
Chamber*, F.tterka, Jay Gould, Wellington, '4 in each, Chas Chaml-ers to
Louise IV T.ereno; Texas B>v Fraction
M, J II Nuiin to W 8 Clark. 1500;
liutivher, James T Brockmau lo Wm
The cost of the Oubon war from
February, 1895, to the end of 1897, is
officially estimated at $48,000,000, beside* the in-rear.-; due from tho Oubat),
treasury, amounting to .£8,000,000.
The American railroads have met
the cut in passenger rates inaugurated
by tho O. P. R. and it is rumored that
a further cut will be made by the latter roud. The public has no reason
to feel at all anxious over thiscquar-
rel. He may ride on a reduced fare
ticket with the full assurance that
some future day will sea him re-iru-
bursing the company for present
favors by an oxtra charge then.
Sir Charles Ross, tho moving spirit
of tho West Kootenay Electric Ll(*ht
and Power Company, in an interview
in Vancouver tho other day said:
"Tho worlds of tho company are
situated at Hennington Fulls, about
cloven miles below Nelson, on the
Kootenay river. Tho works aro all
completed, and the plant is now being
installed. As soon as tho machinery
is in place we shall be able to,start.
Wo aro not going to Bupply the mines
cf Rossland camp alone, but the
whole of West Kootenay within a
radius of about fifty miles from Rossland. That takes in a big mining
country. We shall supply most of
tho loading mines in the camp, Tho
works at Hennington Falls have boon
dono by contract, and have not yet
been handed ovei to tho company.
The minimi report of tint Provinciil
registrar of births, deaths and marriages
fur the year ending'list Decomber, 1897,
ehoAS that there were 1,641 births, 1,0*20
deaths, and 030 mammies. Of the births,
£09 were boys unci 772 were girls. The
Increase in births over the previous year
was 389. Of the 6""6 marri.iges.oiily 17 of
the contracting parties, wt nt on. record
us having no religious belief. Tbe Episcopalian church still leads in the number
uf marriages among its adherents, with a
total ol 91 for the year; the Presbyterian
being close up with 91; and the others
folio, i ii,-/ iii I be order named: Methodist. 80; K .nun Catholic, 40; Lutheran,
19; Baptist, lo; others ilt-tuominations,
18. The deaths included 071 males and
8tt females, inclusive of Indiana and
o o
o o
o o
'   ethers who intend going into the
Yukon,    nnd    other    Interior
* *
Points in Ala.-ikix, should call at
thtiC. P. It. oflico, at the wharf,
TI0 *' regarding Passenger anil
Freight Kates. Steamers sailing from Vancouver and Victoria. All other information
relating to Alaska, including
Miningi; Laws. Inscription of
lumii-H.wiih Table of Distances,
Customs, Regulations, Maps,
*   •   AND IM FOLDER.
A Book Issued by the C. P. R.
Co., (living all Possibio Information Regarding tho Yukon and
Alaska, Compiled from Inlorm-
atlon as Supplied by the Canadian Government Officials.
W.   S.   CLARK, Agent-..


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