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The Silvertonian Apr 23, 1898

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Ono of the Brigp & Grady tirunp
on Alpha Mountain.
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The BrifEs and Grady group of claims,
situate on Alpha mountain and immediately adjoining that well known
property, are but little kuown, for the
gimplo reason that although there has
been consideiable work done on them
and a large body of remarkabley rich ore
exposed, there baa been no blow or bra*
over their various strikes by the owners
Tbo ground consists of tbe Suprise,
Standard, Shunieau and Echo claims, all
of which are Crown Granted. The principal work has been done on the Suprise
claim which lies just east of and adjoining the Alpha. The Alpha ledge lias
been traced sirosa thia claim and over
onto the Standard. A tunnel haa been
driven on the vein a distance of HO. feet
and a crosscut made at the end of the
iii'-nel both waye.For the first 50 feet
tbe streak ot clean ore is from 18 inches
to two feet and tor tbe last 50 Im* the
i lean ore occures in bunches.but at
though they arts irregular they are
continuous, dig where you like, roof,
ioor, or on either side of tho tunnel,
Lugo boulders of clean ore sre encountered. Tbo whole tunnel is in the Icdae
neither wall being exposed an I nil the
matter taken out is a fair quality of con-
contrating ore. The crosscpt in tlie vein
»t the face of tjie tunnel is 55 feet and
i lie b-pgiug trail has deen reached but
tbe foot -VH.I haa uot been exposed. The
vein i.H fairly fiat and haa a dip of not lo
exceed 45 per cent and is not leas than
20 feet wide. Iu running this tunnel
I bey have taken out and piled on Ibe
dump about 30 Ions of cleau ore, and not
ntiiui. pains were tiilr-n to keep it from
mixing with the concentrates and qui)
•.lit big chunks of i-lesn (.re saved and
the balance thrown over Iho dump,
wiih the concentrates. It is auto lo say
that uot less than 60 tons of clean on-
raiue out of this blunt tunnel, a: it as .ill
other nutter handled a ill qi.ko a f ir
concentrate, It is a remarkable fine
showing. The ore is tlie same as thai
taken out of Ihe Alpha workings, a (in.
-Miri,-,l ateel galena tarrying a high per •
ivniaj-i- of grey copper and running from
l -0 to 750 ounces of silyer to tbe ton ami
from 50 to 82 per cent, lead, it being
about the purest load ore carrying silver
evi r discovered in the world. Tho formation is the same as all the properties
on this portion of the Alpha mountain
lii'ing slate with occasional dykes of
porphyry and qtiartzite, The next claim
down Ihe mountain by tbe trend of the
vein ia the Standard. On this claim
tlide. ii a tunnel in 00 feet but it has not
yet reached the Vein. Thero bis been a
little surface work done on tho vein, Im1
as it is large nnd ibe work small it bus
accomplished but liitb* except to trace
the ledge. The Shunieau clxim lies di
rcctly below the Suprise snd covers all
that ground ar the base of the mountain
that lies between the main Alpha bill
and the Emily Edith claim which it adjoins. Thero is a well deflbed vein on
this claim and a shaft has been sunk 30
feet on it. In the bottom of tho shaft is
two feet of ore. There is hardly any
doubt but the Emily Edith lodge DrOMM
tbis claim and it is the intention cf the
"wuuis tomsko a systematic search for
it this spring. The Echo claim lies west
of and adjoins the Alpha and has the
Alpha vein exposed on it by shallow
surface working. Active work will bo
resumed this spring on this group of
' .alius and it is reasonable to suppose
that thjs property will be added to the
list of Silverton's shipping mines this
A tunnel has been driven 175 feet on
the Ready Claim at the head of Eight
Mile creek this winter, by J. M. Miles
and S. Sanson the ownora. They i-^ye
•truck a streak of ore that varies in
width from four inches to two leet.
The War Eagle Mine at Uoeeland. has
placed an order with tlie James Cooper
Manufacturing (.'p., Ltd., of Montreal,
for a Gfi-drill air compressor. This will
be the largest compreai-or ever built in
Canada. The fly-wheel is 22 feet in diameter, and weighs about 25 tons. Tho
compressor will be run by an electric
L n. Pnlbgar Writos to Tlw 8iliftr.
tonjan on (he Track Art.
The De L i Mar mine, in Nevada,
works its ores by thu per oxide of sodium-cyanide method, saves over 07 per
cent of its value, and works all ore containing over $5 a ton. Its mill treat*) 300
iqiis dally, snd Ibis one' mine pays about
90 percent of tbe bullion tax of Nevada.
Tbe mine is 100 miles from u railroad.
The Mollie Hughes is employing at
present 14 men,tod has started u new
crosscut tunnel below the railroad track,
which is now iu about 25 leet. Tuere is
talk of starting another a oat-cut still
farther down the mountain near the lake
shore. This company evidently mean
Some vory good surface rock has b :-en
brought down from toe Turrua claim on
Goat Mo> nluin, owned by W . W. Dines
of Winnipeg and A Thompson of New
Denver. Active work will be commenced ou this claim at once.
The Ga'ena Mines, just above town,
are driving their drill as fast a* three
eig.it hour-.bills can drive it. they are
iii-iiig the rii.ii-'lino   diill.i.   The  present
fotce pujni-cis 17.
'hiii,_ to the bad stafe of tbe load*,
which make it iliuoU impossidle to gel
up rupplie.-i, the iv .iki-tield is only working a force uf IS men.
Gib. Darts is doing assessment work
un the Republican, sitiuto'l ou the lake
shore iiIm,nt il mile (rum here, hetwetill
the Echo and the Queen Fraction.
\V. (i.i'tln and Geo. McDonald have
j'ISt finished a 10j-foot i-iinli ict in No 5
tunnel at the Coinsiock mine.
Lseroato  Lesgne—North   VaU Cua-en-
tlon--*Vew*  of  the  Fro-lnee.
II. Kneehotie has
drive N > 2 tunnel
another 100  leet.
taken a contract
at   the   Ci'iifttock,
The hoi-ting plant is now iu poMtu.ii
at the N-J-Uurii Bail  niair   V. Iiilewalr-r.
Joo Wraiel   .'omit-ilr  foreman
Jennie Lvmi mine ia i.i  to.vi..
It is snid tbat work  ou
is to >>e be-iiu ut untie.
of the
tbo California
Ii wat ,
Travel on tbe lake is daily incroa*ing,r
Mineral (.lasses and Compasses galore
nt the Silverton Drug Store. t
Jim Tail was donn from New D.-nvcr
ui iiMial Ibis week.
"The finest street in the Kootenay."
That iii our bona', now .
A. P. McDonald made a trip to Slocan
City last Monday.
Waiter  Spanl,   New   Djnver, was a
guest at this office on Monday.
For thai tired fueling use  Dr. Fax's
Sariiipanllii. t
Dan Cronin is now mixing dtinki at
the Victoria.
visited  New Denver
The ore house and other buildings nt
the Payne mine, near Sandon, were
totally destroyed by fire on Tuesday
night last. This will necessitate the
laying ofT of about 50 or 60 men until the
d nn igoi-an Ii j repaired .
The strike of four Inches of ore on the
Whitewater Deep has widened to 18
inches. The company are now on easy
street, and elated with the improvement of their property, with depth. A
tunnel will be driven from Whitewater,
just back of the Victoria Hotel, which
will up this lead, and will be 2000 feet
long. Surveyors are now on tbe ground
making preparations for the work.
Harry Matheson
on Sun.lay last.
Harry Aylnin was down from New
Denver on Wednesday.
Mrs. Doinars of New Denver was In
town on Thursday.
The celebration here on the 24th. of
May s, going to be a very hot thing.
All kinds of Flower and Garden Seeds
at the Silverton Drug Store. t
In her boom days the amount of business dune by tho importers of Silverton
was never greater than now.
Ed. Nelson is enlarging his store All
our merchants realise that tho eomiog
summer ia to be a busy one lor them.
Divine service will bo held in tho Silverton church next Sunday afternoon at
3 o'clock.   All are heartily invited,
J, II. Sharp, who takes. Mr. Booth's
place as Presbyteiiitn piii-sionary to
Silverton and New Dehvpr has arrived.
Ed Nelson has a fewcopies of O-ilvie's
Official Guide to  the Klondyke. issued
by the direction ot thu Dominion
eminent, for sale.
\V. H. Brandon was in the city for a
few minutes lust week, but went right
through to Sandon, and retunipd lo
Slocan City on Monday.
According to the Nelson Tribune the
'*  to
Bilverton, April 7,1898.
Dear Sir-
I wish to summon the attention of
all lyarkiiigmen, and ot al! haters of opp.
resaiou and wronu, to tbo Bill called tha
"Truck Act, 181$ " intorduced by Mr
Kellie, It is based word for word, tor
the most part, on the old Imperial Track
Art of 1881, ( in force in Ibis Brorinoe
but seldom entqrcpd, more is the shame)
amalgamated with the still more strjn-
geot amendment of the Imperial Amend
ing Act of 1887. It is aimed at the
shameful tyranny and plunder done' to
wmkmen by mine-owners, contractors,
foremen and others, who compel their
workmen to deal at their shops, and
board at their hoarding houses. To such
an extent is this shameful abuse grown,
that it is said to be actually difficult
around Rossland for a married man to
get work, the mine owners insist on Ilie
men boarding at their shacks, for the
scurvy profit of running them. But the
mere loss and robhpry of the workman ia
the least of the evil, the workman is
wholly in the boss's hands; o**d especially where a -named man, a coal miner
say, once runs in debt at the boss's store,
then, with bis whole living from day to
•lay and from month to month entirely
ce|)i'i)dent, both wages snd credit, on
the grace of ihe boss, and no other cmpl
ovment perhaps within hundreds o<
mile*, vou have real slavery.
The treatment of their workmen by
the contractors fnr tlie Victoria City
Water Works la well known. ' Eighty
to! ei/hty men were crowded nn banks
three or four d*ep in n stinking little
shack full of bclea all around, with their
working overall.-!, reeking with foul lake
mud, I anging ou Die bnpk ride; thev
were charged |8 CO a week, whether
there tbe full week or not, even when
tbey went home from Saturday to Monday ; and compelled to submit ou pain
of il>init"-*al. many a man brought
home on Sa'urday but *2 00 or |3 25 for
his family, all that the boss's extortion
had left for a week's toil.
The Bill, following the In-Renal Act,
directs, in effect, that every workman
rdinll be paid hia wages in cash and in
full, no matter what he owes his employer. There are a number of carefully
limited exceptions, things for which a
master, if Ibe workman agrees in writing, may deduct from wages, but tbe
price must be fair. Of course, tbe
employer is always quite free to run a
store of. boarding house if he likes, and
the workman to deal there if he pleases,
but he cannot be compelled to do so, nor
dismissed if he do not. As regard*
board and lodging, the employer can. if
tlie workman agrees in writing, deduct
from wages a fair price for viluals consumed, if the works are over two miles
from any incorporated city or town,
otherwise pot. He can no where compel his workmen lo board with him. In
case local Justices should be influenced,
tho -yprk *u-m nmy take out a summons
before the local County CoUrt Judge or
any Supreme Court Judge in the same
way as before tho local J   1" s.
The public and especially the workman
of British Columbia should closely follow
the progress of the Bill. Its adversaries
are not likely to defeat it direct, on account of the elections, but they will
arrange to have it talked oul, or to maul
it in committee; nnd a very small change
of its wording might easily deprive
whole classes of workmen of the protection they most need.
Victoria. B. C, April 12th 1898.
The War Is On.
As we go to press a special to the
BftvEKTOKMN eays:—The",wur is on In
earnest. A naval psgqjetnent is now
taking place off tlie Island of Cuba.
| Lacrosse enthusiasts are endeavoring
[ to establish a league to embrace Rossland, Kaslo, Sandon, Slocan City .Nelson
•nd Spokane. J. Fred Hume has do-
noted a championship cup to be contested for.
The Whitewater mine is to   build   a
people of Nakusp are not exactly up
Sate. One her citlsens blew Mt I
gas in Vancouver the other night.
G. W. Grtmmelt conducted the services last Sunday at the Un.on church in
town. Mr. Grlmmett's sermon was well
Eceived and hopes areaipra-nwl hat he
may soon return and favor us -gain.
It is announced that the long look for
extention of tbe C. P. R. from Three
Forks to Whitewater is at last to be
built. The Kootenaian of the _0th inst.
gays that this is a direct blow by the C.
P. R. at Kaslo. The Dominion government have so far ignored tha K. A s.
road, which is a provincial undertaking.
Tbe railway pulley of our Government
is an enigma to British Columbians.
R. C. Davis of Quebec, representing the
firm of Z. Paquet, was in town Thursday.
He purchased some properly here last
summer, iiud after looking the t.,wn oret
declares his entire H-itiefac<ion with bis
Hon. G. B. Martin was the unamious
(twice of the Government convention
tft represent them in coming provincial elections iu the North Riding of Yale.
The convention was held at Kamloops
and judging from the enthusiasm displayed Mr Martin will return to Victoria
titer the election, with a good majority.
This is St. Georges's day.
Leslio Hill, general manager of the
Vancouver mine, is in town.
1 he pay-role of the lake is paid at
Bays the Montreal Star:- The War
Eagle Co. of Rossland is to have the
largest electric hoist io the world. Its
capacity is 300 tons, tq hoist 3000 feet at
the rate oi 1000 feet per minute.
Twas off the blue Canary isles one glorious summer day
Tlie Spaniards reefed their anchors just
abaft the mitsen stay ;
And as the curling smoke arose from the
soft coal now Tn use,
The Yankee tars at Key West sing,
"Captain Sampson. Turn Us Loose"
Following is a complete list of the
mining transactions recorded i|iii i:ig the
week for the Slocan Mining Division:
April 15—Anny, Hoaaqn creek, Geo.
Morrison   .
Shamrock, New Denver, Putiick Sher-
Anna Fraction, same, Pete Cc!,*iiil*i.a
Gold Quartz, opp New  Denver, W B
April 18—Early Bird, New Denver.
Patrick Sheriau
May Queen Fractional, near Payne
tramway, Angus McDougald
Trust Fractional, Cody. J as McKier-
Robie, New Denver, E J Robie
April 12—Texas Boy
April 13—Oma, Aggie, Pride, Queen
April 15—-Comiskey, Peerless
April 16—Carrie. Chicago, Cube Lode,
April 18—Carbonate Hill, Victor
April 12—New Columbia »., Fella Js.
J 8 Lawrence to Jane Crawford, April
Mentor. Albert Behne to C K Mil-
bourne, March 29, flOOO
April 14— March Bird Fraction, Robt
Oliver to S T Walker, April 11
March Bird Fraction %, K T Walker
to Norn-an McMillan, April 12
laughing Waters, Far Awav, John
Williams to Jas C Ryan, Dec 10, 18°6,
Grand Stand %, Chas W Greenlee to
Edwin L Beer, Dec 24.1S97
A..ril 15—Electric Light %, A S Reed
to Henry Stege, Apiil 5
Alice. MHtry, Aberdeen, Si in each,
Frank Anderson to Henry Stege, April
April 16—Silver Dollar, Albert Watts
to Alexander Craig. April 5
April 18—Cinderella, Medford, A B
Dovkateader to Leonard B Keyser,agree-
ment to well for $2525, April 15
Francia '_, Morley Billett to J Maxwell Donnell, March 17
Boss. P of A. C N Risdon to B V Ris-
don, Aug 9,1897
April 7—Cascade. E II Phillips
April 15—Torpedo, Thos Blench
April 9—Club, Silver Leaf
April 12—Sundown Fraction
April IS— Heselton, Pendleton, Little
Chiffie, Hamilton
Apri| 7*~8ligo, W W Fallows to M L
April 9,—IVIhousie, Server, Glad
Tidings, Wh'ycocomagli )., N Angrignon
to J Pi Ion
Climax No 8 W, J H Brown to C E
Miller and J |'I Brown
April 12—Little Club H, Ella Brown
to H Clever. $300
April 14—Superior 1-6, Frank Thomas
to T J Lloyd
200 Gases Goodwin's Candles
100 cases Hamilton powder
One car Cumberland coal
and one car fresh groceries.
J. A. M'KINNON & CO. -
Silverton,      _B.   O.
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Spring Suit Patterns How on Hand,
I would respectfully invite gentlemen to en 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 S
low as is consistent with Rood material, good workmanship and the care #
and attention rcquiate to get up thoroughly satisfactory garments
j  Liebscher. Tha Tailor,
Lake View avenue. SflvfrioR, B. ('. |
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Deadqwrters for Mining andTomicrtial Mei-
Domestic pd Imported Wines, liquors and Cigars at Die Bar.
Hotel Victoria.
Ta_c_c_kes Bcwos 2?a:op
Be    C,
ZLi.  3^4_L  I^^Q-wiO-su   E*r©pu wm
The Trouble In Over Ihe Independence Claasi—Resolutions Knocked
Hack nnd Forth In Conn-real,
While the Spaniard* Are Preparing for the Conflict.
Washington, April 18. — .Immediately
upon thc house convening at 10- o'clook
this morning nn adjournment was taken
until tbo regular hour at noon. The reason given for adjournment was that, no
message could be received from tlie senate
until that body was in session. After the
adjournment the republican loaders continued laboring with their colleagues, who
obstinately refused to acquiesce The republican opposition, though small, was
resolute, nnd, headed by Messrs. Lorimer,
Mann nnd Bromwell, most of them refused
to be persuaded. The populists decided
to stand by the sennto resolution.
Thc scene on tho floor resembled a political convention more than the house of
representatives. Members were scurrying
nbout, caucusing in groups nnd discussing
the situation. Tho uncertainty of the situation wns admitted on all hands. Tlie
republicans of several state delegations
Shortly before noon Senator Ilnnna appeared on the floor of the house and hnd
a consultation with GrosVenor, who
thought tho action of the house very
Immediately after rending the senate
resolutions, which were vociferously cheered hy the democrats, Mr. Dingley was
recognized and moved concurrence in thc
sennto resolutions with an amendment
striking out the clause recognizing the independence of the existing republic. As
amended by the house, the senate resolution will rend:
"First—Thnt the people of the island of
Cuba of right ought to be free and independent."
Dingley then .demanded the previonp
question, which'served to cut oft amendment and debate.
Mr. Johnjpn, republican, of Indiana,
wanted to nsk unanimous'Consent to ad-
!. dress life house in antagonism to the Ding-
. ley motion, bill" it Was'howled down by
the republicans. But when Mr. Bromwell,
rcpublicnVi;1 of Ohio, irf moment Inter declared he »'.ished to offer nn nmendment
to concur, the democrats seht up cheer
after cheer, and the republican side remained ominously silent Tlie speaker informed Bromwell that' his motion cb\ild
not be entertained until Dingley's hnd
been disposed of.
No division wns nsked for on the motion for the previous question, but upon
: the main question a chorus of voices from
both sides went up for ayesva"nd noes. The
roll call was watched w_th-intense interest. The announcement o! the vote-rl"D
to 150—was loudly applauded. Fourteen
republicans voted with the democrats nnd
Mr. Sherman of New York then submitted a statement clearing up Uie Brumm-
Bartlett incident of last week and it was
received with applause from both sides.
The house then took- up regular business.
Called Herd n I.lnr. *
After Mr. Dingley moved to concur,
with mi amendment striking out the recognition clause, Mr. Bailey nsked if u motion to concur wns in-order. Mr. Keed
ignored the question.
Bailey angrily cried- out:.- "Does thc
cjiair refuse to answer a respectful in-
••'«r*Hi#!*Li..:/; ;'. -v <•-    .    .  .
The speaker answered: "The cfiafr does
• pot i-rfuse t* .-answer respectful inquiries,"
with much emjihasis on "respectful."'
Bailey demanded to know if the speaker called his inquiry "^iot respectful."   He
was. ignoretf ngni*j,-ttna> then lie vehement-
. Jy denounced the speaker's statement.   "I
* am* sufficiently fh order to announce the
statement of the speaker as false," yelled
The house was in wild confusion and
another riot seemed imminent. "Regular
order" was called, however, and the
scrapping discontinued.
Tin- vote on Dingley s motion ns officially announced wns — yens 170, nnys 158.
Keurteen republicans broke the party lines
and voted no, as follows: Bromwell,
Brown, Colson, Cooper (Wisconsin), Dorr,
Johnson (Indiana), Johnson (North Dakota), Lorimer, Loud, Maha-nv, Mann.
Sulloway, Warner and White (Illinois).
One popiiHsf, 'Howard (Alabama), voted
nyo with the republicans.
.-. Stsitnli- Refuses to Confer.
, ,Wa»huigtpn>£April 18.—As soon as the
decision of 'the house became known the
'senafexi'littinl-i'r became the scene of many
animated conferences. The leaders of the
ib-iiKK ruts, populists and silver republicans got together and immediately word
wns passed around to non-concur in the
house nmendment and not ngree to a conference, thus throwing the responsibility
fpr delay upon the house. Ten republi-
.'can senators opposed concurrence in the
■ lniii.se amendment.,    ■
The resolutions, aft amended by the
house, were received in the senate, at 2:53
p. m. ' On motion of Senator Davis, the
Cuban resolution was laid before the senate. Davis addressed the senate, detailing
tlio effect of the action of the house. He
said many lives had passed away while
congress was debating the question, and
the Maine disaster still remained unavenged. He thought, therefore, there
should be no further delay. Davis thought
the independence of Cuba would quickly
follow intervention. In order to secure
hasty action, l>avis moved concurrence in
the house action.
Senator Stewart opposed concurrence,
but yielded the floor for the vote ,on the
suggestion of Senator Teller. The yens
Hnd nays were ordered.
At 3:10 the vote was taken on Davis'
motion to concur in the house amendment. The motion was defeated, and the
senate refused to concur—yeas 32, nays 40.
Ten republicans voted without division to
insist on its amendments.
Senator Hnle urged the importance of
huving a conference. He said there could
be only ono nim lu the proceedings
agnlnst a conference nnd that wns to dragoon everybody into supporting recognition of Cuban independence. The motion
lor a conference committee was defeated—
84 to 43. The resolution was sent bnck to
the house.
Admiral Mloard on Only.
Washington April 18.—Probably with
the view of availing himself of the large
experience of Rear Admiral Sicard, Secretary Long has revoked thc sick leave of
that officer and ordered him to duty at
his own office in the navy depnrtment
within 24 hours, lielng familiar with every detail of construction nnd the strength
nnd weukness of every vessel in the fleet
ifnder Captain Sampson as well ns those
now lying at Hampton Ronds under
Schley, the admiral is expected to ho of
great assistance to the depnrtment in tho
arrangement of any campaign.
Offered Cuban  Bond*.
Washington, April 18.-—The personal
statement of a prominent newspaper publisher owning two papers, that he had
lieen offered $2,000,000 in Cuban bonds if
he would support recognition of Cuban independence! is hnving great effect among
the members. It is coupled with the statement that the offer was made, by a man
showing the uutliorify of the Cuban junta. He told the members the offer wns
accompanied wtih the guarantee that a
bank would pay 40 cents on tho dollar
when independence is recognized.
Spain Borrows Money.
London, April 18.—It is reported Spain
is attempting to raise a $20,000,000 loan in
Here and There.
Washington, April 18.—Tlie ten republican senators who have stood for the Tur-
pio amendment have practically agreed to
surrender that amendment providing the
language of tho first proposition declaring that the people of Cuba "arc free and
independent" is restored.
In Consultation.
Washington, April 18.—Attorney General Griggs, Secretaries Long and Sherman
nnd Assistant Secretary Day had an
hour's conference with tho president today. The purpose of thc meeting, it is believed, had special reference to the Cuban
resolutions in congress. From reliable
sources It is learned the president will
probably return tho resolutions without
his approval, in order to maintain thc prerogative which he holds is clearly his under the constitution. No one in official
circles doubts that a hostile resolution will
be passed by congress within the next
day or two, and war will almost certainly
Spanish Torpedo .Boat*.
Provincctown, Mass., April 18.—Captain
Kebb of the bnrkentine Morales, who
reached this port today from Pone, Porto
Rico, reports that on April 6 eight Spanish
torpedo boats arrived at that port from
the Canaries. Two Spanish men-of-war
were there already. A Spanish cruiser also
was. sighted as the vessel sailed.
At  Cape Verde  Islands.
New York, April 18.—Dispatches from
St. Vincent, Cape Verde islands, April 14,
state that two flotillas of Spanish torpedo
boats and torpedo boat destroyers and the
cruisers Cristobal Colon and Marie Te-
rest were at thnt port.
Coal Reaches St. Vincent.
St. Vincent, April 18.—A Spanish transport arrived this afternoon, having on
board a cargo of coal intended for thc
Spanish squadron.
American Boat  Damaged.
Falmouth, Eng., April 18.—The United
States torpedo boat Somers was further
damaged today, entailing further delay to
her departure.
All    Fonr     American      Liner*—More
Warships and Torpedo Boats.
Washington, April 16.—Several important and decisive steps in the work of war
preparations were taken by the navy department yesterday. It was decided to
assign the naval reserves of New York,
New Jersey, Massachusetts, Maryland
and Michigan to the five auxiliary cruisers, hereafter to lie known as patrol boats.
The uqestion of the American line steamers was also wound up today at the direction to charter all four of them—the St.
Louis, St. Paul, Paris and New York.
With the announcement thnt these
magnificent ships had been added to the
auxiliary fleet came the statement that
the department also had purchased the
Yorktown of the Old Dominion line and
the Yumuri of the Ward line. Put of
greater moment than any of these developments was the reopening of negotiations for the purchase of two warships
and several torpedo boats from Chile and
Argentina. One of the criusers is the
Chilean cruiser O'Higgins, just completed
at an English yard and regarded as one
of the most formidable of her class afloat.
These negotiations are being Conducted
by Charles R. Hint of New York, who
has large commercial and financial interests in both countries.
Orders have been issued to the naval
reserves of Massachusetts, Maryland,
New York and New Jersey to hold themselves in readiness for duty on patrol
ships, but tlio militia will not actually
go into service aboard the ships until it is
certain that hostilities are to ensue
Merriam Goes to San Pranelsco.
Vancouver Barracks, Wash., April 18—
General H. C. Merriam, who has been assigned to thc command of tlie department
of California, in addition to that of thc
Columbia, left last night for San Francisco. Whether General Merriam will
tako up his residence in San Francisco or
remain here will depend upon the exigencies of the service.
Bash at the llnpont Mills.
Penns Grove, N. J., April 18.—Every
available man experienced in the manufacture of powder is licing given employment at the Dupont powder mills to rush
government orders for munitions of war.
It is understood that the company has
contracted to furnish the government
with $1,500,000 worth of powder.
Crimea nnd Casualties lo All Lands—
S'araBraphs About Prominent
Persons—Business Conditions In
Brief—Peculiar Incidents Recorded hy Vim? Observers.
The recent cold weather has done great
damage to fruits and vegetables throughout Georgia.
Rapid work is going on to transform
the vessels at the Brooklyn navy yard into auxiliary cruisers.
At Commercial, Ky., the 3-yenr-old-son
of Nat Corbin, while playing about a tire
In tho yard, was burned to death.
The Uncompnhgre nnd Ute Indinns are
said to be ugly over the dilatory tactics
of the land allotment commissioners
Diphtheria at Waverly, Mo., has put a
stop to all church and social gatherings.
Everything is being done to check the
The total output of coal In the United
Stntes in 1807 approximated 108,250,000
short tons, with an aggregate value of
Postal Clerk Hart, arrested in Chicago
on a charge of theft, gave as an excuse for
the crime that ho could not live on $12 a
Fire in Tokio, Japan, destroyed over
1100 houses and rendered 11,000 people
Masked white men tarred and feathered
Mrs. Charles Saunders and Hallis Atwood
and rode them on a rail out of South Lincoln, Neb.
A man in Wabash, Ind., has built up a
paying business in rabbit breeding, having secured a kind that are edible in summer as well as winter
Captain J. E. Bernier of Quebec is endeavoring to induce the Canadian government to give him financial aid for hia
proposed expedition to the north pole.
A system of improvement of the public
highways has been inaugurated ih Pettis
county, Missouri. The county court hns
ordered tin election on Tuesday, April 26,
to vote upon a proposition to establish a
six-mili*. road district. With Sedalia as
the center.
After a pretty tight contest, in which
the Canadian Pacific railway lobbied with
great persistence nnd effect, the Corbin
railway bill was defeated in the house of
commons at Ottawa by 44 to 64. The
French-Canadian members from Quebcc
opposed thc bill almost unanimously.
Great excitement prevails in the Hawaiian islands about the threatened eruption of the great volcano M una Loa.. The
cooled lava has dropped down the mountain side 1000 feet, the great yolumes cf
smoke arc issuing from the crater. There
had been constant earthquakes and heavy
rainfall for two weeks previous to the
sailing of the Alameda, which brought
the news to San Francisco last Thursday.
Tlie'American., squadron at Hong Kong,
China, has completed arrangements for
putting to sea.
Thomas H. Tongue was renominated
for congress by the republicans of the
First congressional district of Oregon.
The Cincinnati chamber of commerce
has passed a resolution in favor of reciprocity with Canada and Newfoundland.
The number of lives lost in the snow-
slideat Chilkoot Pass, Klondike, will
reach 100. Sixty-nine bodies have been
The postofiice department has prepared
information for the postoffiee employes
and postmasters who enlist. Their places
will be reserved for them.
Having lieen surprised by the police,
a burglar at Montreal Canada, jumped
40 feet from a window into a snow bunk
and escaped, apparently uninjured.
A. cablegram from Ixmdon says that Mr.
Gladstone may not survive longer than
sixty days. That is the opinion of his
physician after having carefully diagnosed his condition.
In 1877 Falcon island, in the Friendly
group, began as a smoking shoal. Ten
years later it was a volcanic island 300
feet high and over one and a half miles
long.    Now it is disappearing.
A dispatch from Pittsburg, Pa., says
that the Carnegie Sleel Company has received an order for the steel plates and
material for 100 torpedo Ixiats from the
government. The work can be done in
two weeks.
Tho governor of Michigan has sent to
the legislature n message recommending
authorization of a war loan of $500,000.
A scene of enthusiasm followed the reading of the message, and the bill was
passed within half an hour.
A company has lieen chartered at To-
peka, Kan., with a capital stock of $3,-
000,000, to colonize a laud grant of 4,000,-
000 acres in the central part of Mexico
with 2."),000 Indians of the five civilized
tribes who arc dissatisfied with the Dawes
The Illinois butterine law has been declared unconstitutional by the state supremo court. The judges decided thai
manufacturers have a constitutional
right to color butterine or oleomargarine
yellow or imitation, which was prohibited under the terms of the law.
A fin Id of Spanish I'lratrs.
San Francisco, April 10. — Humors of
thc impending war have caused a marked
decrease in the possenger business of the
Pnciflc Mail and Oriental and Occidental
steamship companies. Twenty passengers
booked for the orient by a recent outgoing steamer cancelled their booking a
few days before the steamer sailed, owing
to fear of being held up by privateers on
the high sens. These steamers carry from
one to four howitzers.
Uls Interpretation of the Scriptures
Waa Not Orthodo-.
itrange are the workings of tbe infant mind. The little son of a well-
known naval officer stationed here has
advanced a new version of an old text.
The wife's mother, who makes her
heme with her daughter, Is of the old
school, n dear creature, with puffs and
caps, wbo reads her Bible from preference. It Is a custom for her to teach
her little grandson every day a verse
from the Bible, and on Saturday of last
week the verse selected was:
"Remember the Sabbath day, to keep
It holy."
The child had unusual difficulty In
committing the verse, but, once mastered, It must have settled deep Into
the very largest bralu cell possessed by
the little fellow.
Sunday morning the youngster came,
fresh, white and starched, from his
nurse's hands, and was deposited on the
front porch until the family assembled
for church. Emerging at the last moment, the mother was horrified at the
sight of her small offspring seated upon the terrace digging with all his
might into the moist ground.
"Baby, baby, come here this minute. Don't you know It Is naughty to
play on Sunday, and get yourself all
dirt?" cried the mother.
The little fellow looked up with a
puzzled air, and made answer*. "Why,
muvrer dear, I Is digging holes for
"Digging holes for Sunday? What
nonsense! You bad, bad little son," returned the mother, none too gently,
trying to rescue the once Immaculate
"Now, muvver, dear, I did learn ve
verse from grandma, and It was 'Remember ve Sabbath day to keep it
holy,' and I is only digging ve holes
for Sunday to make It holy, and I isn't
a bad 'lttle son st all."
There was a suspicious trembling
about the mouth, but It Is needless to
relate that the little philosopher was
caught In his mother's arms aud kissed
before the cry developed, and that he
was given two plates of Ice cream for
his Sunday dinner, all because of his
original theory.—Washington Star.
Gen.  Miles Is Knlljr Acquainted with
All of War's Horrors.
Gen. Miles, as well as almost all of
the other generals of the army, entered
the lnte war with the volunteers. They
are therefore fnniillar with the needs
and weaknesses of raw recruits, as well
as the proper handling of well-trained
men. Hen. Miles bait passed his majority by only a year when he took the
field as a first lleutennnt in 1801. Four
years luter he was commissioned a colonel and brevetted a major general for
extraordinary bravery. No privations
of war could terrify hint. He faced the
roughest kind of travel nnd the hlootll-
\wt kind of guerrilla warfare, not only
diu-liii,' the civil war, but during his
Campaigns Against the bo*>tlle Indians
on the Western    frontiers us late as
OF.N.   KELSO*  A.  Mil.as.
1880. During all these exciting campaigns be suffered countless escapes
from death, being shot lu tin neck, hip
and shoulder.
I'mwll' k  Cats Vanquished.
Innumerable cats, fighting, tearing
about under the windows and howling
at thc top of their unmelodlous voices,
have made many sleepless nights for
the family of Farmer Myers, residing
not far out of Doylestown. Tbey came
from all the country around, choosing
tbe yard as the place for high carnivals.
In vain Mr. Myers hurled bootjacks,
fired bis shotgun and shouted for the
nocturnal rioters to disperse. As summer wore away and autumn took Its
place they appeared In greater troops
than ever.
A few days ago nn artist entered the
farm quarters while painting autumn
landscapes, and It Is to this man's Ingenuity that Farmer Myers Is at last
well rid of the nuisance. One night of
jthe uproar wns enough to arouse the
clever boarder to action. With phosphorescent pnlnt he sketched the likeness of a ferocious bulldog on each -Id,*
of the house, aud confidently promised
the farmer that there would be no more
disturbance. When darkness fell again
the figures of the dogs stood out In luminous relief, nppearlug like tbe ghosts
of real animals awaiting their prey.
Not a cat ventured within the fence,
nor has one shown hlnrelf since upon
the premises. The artist Is considered
by the Myers family a star boarder.—
Pittsburg Chronicle-Telegraph.
Sltrshee  In  Command.
Washington, April 13. — The navy department has decided to buy thc transatlantic liners St. Paul and St. Louis.   It
Is understood Captain Sigsbee will lie as- ]
signed to command cither the St. Louis or ,
the St. Paul.
Theatrical Manager—"This play
'Lend Me Five Shillings' Isn't up-to-
date enough for me." Assistant—
"What shall wc do?" Manager—
"Americanize It, bring It down to modern times and call It 'Lend Me a Dollar."—Philadelphia North American.
Popular airs may be catching ,but it
lakes a good tirs to hold them.
Warships should never be built with
money taken from the sinking fund,
Borne ban-faced lien art clci enough
te wear a full beard.
KiilalLli MjudU-ate Secures an Option of a Rossland Property-
Work lu the Pierre's Lake DIs-
trlet-Athabasca Mine Floated In
Lonil-.n-l'liK-ei- In the Upper
The quarts ledges of the Coeur d'Alenc
gold belt nre divided into two distinct
classes, says the Murray (Idaho) cone-
spondent of the Spoknno Spokesman-Review. The one on which the most work
has been done nre small veins running
front n few inches up to three or four feet,
tho value is ordinarily only $0 to $8 per
ton. There are frequently pockets found
in all of them which will run as high as
$2000 or even higher. These pockets urc
sometimes quite extensive, as much as
|00,000 having lx>en taken from a single
pocket, and several others have closely approached these figures If one of these
veins is opened nt a pocket it can he
worked by poor men, as enough cnn lie
taken from the pocket to open up the
claim and tide the owners over until another pocket is struck. If a pocket is not
found nt first the owner holds on, doing
his annual assessment work, knowing
that sooner or later he will strike one, and
if it is one of considerable size he will he
Independent thereafter No mine will ever
be found among ledges of this class tluit
will become known throughout the mining
world, although thero will be a lot of
them that will make comfortable fortunes
for their owners, and a combination of
several of them niny become a really great
mine. It is in these ledges thnt the success of the. camp lies, as they **"*ll always
insure a divided ownership, the other
class are large leads running Iron 10 feet
in width upwards to 50 feet or even more.
While extremely rich ore has been taken
from them, in the main they run more
regular values than the small leads, and
from a few assays taken at random one
can determine pretty closely what the
average value of the vein will be, barring
the change that, will come With depth.
These will run from $8 to $15 per ton, a
value that would pay well if thc gold
could lie readily extracted, but the ore is
generally Isise after the first few feet lie-
low the first surface, and it requires expensive appliances to work thein to advantage. While it costs $28 per ton for
freight and smelter treatment, nnd without extensive plants of the most approved
machinery a large part of the assay value
is lost in the tailings, little can be done
with them by men of limited means.
Eventually numbers of them lying contiguous to each other will come into the
possession of men or companies of large
means and they will develop into rivals
of the llomestake and Trendwell. While
most of the wealth of the district will
Anally Come from the leads of this class,
they will not lie of so great value to the
camp as the small ones, for they will
throw the control into thc hands of too
few men. While gold and silver form the
principal values of this class of leads,
there is sonic lead and copper in them, one
of them in particular, which is now in
mind, having pretty general assay return*
if 10 per cent lead. Of course there are
sonic exceptions to this general classification, but thc differences noted here will
apply to nine out of ten of the veins in the
Tbe  Iron  Colt.
The property of thc Iron Colt Gold Mining Company, Limited, which consists of
the Iron Colt mine, situated on Columbia
and Kootenay mountain, in the Rossland
district, has lieen optioned to an Knglish
syndicate. The terms of the option arc
private, but it is snid to Ih* about $100,000.
The purchasers, it is said, are amply supplied with funds and stand ready to expend a large amount for development
work. The sum of $30,000 has been expended in development work, and the
property is fairly well opened. What is
now needed is capital to sink to a lower
level. There is a strong lead uncovered
that is from 0 to 86 feet wide, 80 feet in
depth and 300 feet in length (one of the
largest ore chutes in thc camp), and nins
about $0.50 a ton. There are 2500 tons on
the dump. The company was incorporated
in October, 1890, with a capital stock of
share, and the money so derived was spent
$1,000,000. Some 240,000 shares of the
treasury stock was sold at IS cents per
in Ihe work of development. There is still
a balance in the treasury. There are also
some 40,000 shares of the treasury stock
on hand. The ore of the Iron Colt contains an excess of iron and is therefore iu
demand for flux. Thc smelters pay a
bonus for each unit of iron contained in
such ore. The property is highly valued
by thc chief shareholders, and some of
them are loath to part with their holdings, be-ansc they think the property has
merit. It is believed thnt richer ore
chutes will be encountered when a greater
depth has been reached.
Pierre's Lake District.
K. T. Trimble of Colfax was on the reservation the other day for the purpose of
viewing the work done on property in
which he is interested on Sulphide mountain, in the Pierre's Like district. Mr.
Trimble is president of the Sulphide
Mountain Milling and Mining Company,
composed of business men of Portland nnd
Colfax. Tho ore is copper and galena, and
runs well in gold and silver. A small
crew has been at work this winter sinking
a shaft, which is down about 50 feet. Thc
ledge is quartz, with dioritc and slate on
the foot woll, serpentine ganguo rock and
porphyry on Ihe hanging side. It runs
northeast, and southwest, dipping a little
to the east. At 30 feel a crosscut wus made.
The ledge had widened considerably fn m
the surafce and showed a fine ore body of
from four to five feet. Assays taken from
the ledge at this depth gave a value of
$58.28; of this, $17.34 was in gold, the remainder being copper, lead and silver.
Work is to be pushed to the 100-foot level,
where another crosscut will be made, and
it is thought. Hint the company will be in
position to ship ore by that time    The
Corbin surveys runs within a wile of thin
The Athabasca Mine..
News come, that the Athabasca mine.
In Nelson district U C, has been successfully floated in London, nnd the stockholders will receive more than double the
highest price ever paid for the stock iu
this part of the country Hand Bros, of
Vancouver, of which firm Q. 1). Hand of
Spokane is a member, are heavily interested in the properly, and through their
efforts thc deal has been made. The stock
of the company will be taken in hand by
three leading brokers of the London stock
exchange and will be sold at not less Uian
70 cents per share, which will net $700,000
for the mine. Deducting a commission of
10 per cent for the brokers, the stockholders may expect to receive 03 cents per
share. Ten per cent of the agreed price
of the stock, $70,000, lias been paid. It ia
further provided by the terms of tho
transaction that thc sum of $100,000 shall
•io furnished at once, in addition to tho
amount paid, and this will be applied to
tho development work and the purchase
of machinery. Other payments will be
made during the summer, as the stock is
In tbe I'pprr Boise.
Highly important developments nre
tnking place In upper Hoise, where the
Twin Springs Plucer Company and the
Upper Hoise Hydraulic Company have
lieen putting in large plants for working
the high bars marking the old channel of
the stream. Tho Twin Springs Company
has Imd a giant, playing on a 00 foot Iwnk
on Huekley flat for some time, nnd the
ground is found to yield 00 cents a yard.
This result is regarded as phenomenal.
Thero are vast deposits of gravel in high
bars, and it is said they will keep the
companies busy for ninny years.
Marble on  the Clear-rater.
A remarkable discovery ef marble along
the Clearwater above Agt..'    last full has
resulted already in fostering another industry in the line of burning lime   Sample*! of the ramble were sent to different
parties for testing, who report'-    most fa-
I vorably on the qualities.   A   i ns marble
makes a fine quality of lime    '.irties took
hold of it and have just fimsued burning
'a fine kiln.   With the railroad cxtenoed
jup thc Clearwater, this enterprise will be
given a stimulus.
Minister II. L. Wilson of Chile Prostrated the Spanish Scheme.
New York, April 15.—It is stated that
1 there was r plot here to injure the United
I States gunboat Marietta while she was in
i this port, soys the Valparaiso correspond-
i ent of the Herald.
Just prior to the arrival of thc Mari-
I etta the United States consulate In Vel-
1 parniso was informed by trustworthy per-
mips that un attempt against the gunboat wus contempluted by Spanish subjects in Chile. Immediately upon receipt
of this information the United States, Mr.
Henry L, Wilson, Consul John F. Caples
and Vice Consul August Muller, Jr., called upon the governor of the province and
laid the matter before him. This explains
Uie unexpected trip of the United States
minister from Santiago to Valparaiso.
Once acquainted with tho fears ot the
American rcpresenta*'**. - and the facts in
the case the govern . f in*mediately
gave assurance that t • '' and mart-
| time authorities would i precaution
to protect the Marietta, m. -{tended,
through the minister, a cordial welcome
to the officers and seamen
During the stay of the Marietta no
greater vigilance could have been exercised by thc Chilean authorities had the
safety of one of their own • ushipn depended upon them Before t'.i. gunboat
sailed thc American minister, consul and
vice consul, accompanied by Captain By-
monds of the Marietta, called upon the
governor and on behalf of the United
States government thanked thc Chilean
authorities for what had been done to
protect the t arship.
LASHED      TrJ     THEIR    BEOS.
I lend  ttirn,,       «o Murder a Woman
and Children nt finite.
Butte, Mont., April 10.—A fiendish at
tempt was made at 2 o'clock yesterday
morning to bum nl!._ Mia, llvi-ian Kelly
and her Iv • aiiguters, while u lcep in
their hou  ■ m .'"itih putte.
According *n Hit woman's story a man
broke into the hru*"\ and ns she nroso
to investigate he o\erpowered her and applied a cloth saturated with chloroform
to her face until she became unconscious.
He then tied her hinds nnd feet and
lashed her to the bed. The fiend then
poured coal oil on the bed clothes, set
fire to them and escaped.
The (Ire aroused Mrs. KMly and with
an effort she tore herself loose and ran
from t'ie house befoti* the would-be
murderer had left, he being engaged in
setting fire to other pnrts of the house.
The woman's screams brought the
neighbors to her assistance and the flames
were put out. The children escaped uninjured, but Mrs. Kelly was badly burned
about the anus and breast.
Cyrus Hell, a young miner, has been arrested as perpetrator of the outrnge. Thc
cause for the attempt to murder is supposed to be thc refusal of Mrs. Kelly to
many him. About n year apo thc woman
came from San Kr r.ciaco to marry Bell's
brother, but Uie Iter broke his promises and Bell wnn'"d to take his place.
Itids for Transportation.
Washington, April 18. The bids of different railroads for the tiansportation of
troi ps of Hie department ,f the f!olumbia
were opened last night Ii ihe ofliie of the
puartennaster general 1 i t no awards were
mnde the quiirtermusU.' being iinnble to
decide which bids were the lowest. The
matter will Ihi taken up tomorrow and
disposed of, and it is expected the troops
of the department of the Colorado, ordered to the const will start on Wednesday.
A horse never gets to the front in a
race if he lias been badly reared. tm
The Arms »* •»e •"•***« States Torn
..u-rt,*--t»paularil» Are Called Home
Prom Kronce—Riotous Students at
Mubiga Spain, April 17.- There was a
serious disturbance here yesterday, reuniting in—at- uttuck upon the United
States consulate. The demonstrations
began with u parude of small crowds
through the streets, shouting patriotic
(.ij(.h. But the mob eventually gathered
and attnckedtlie United States consulate.
Stones were thrown and the mob procured a ladder, tore down the shield lmv-
ing upon it the arms of the United States
mid dragged it along tho streets
tttudenta at Cadis.
Cadiz, Spain, April 10.- Students of
ll„, school uf medicine, carrying a flag,
attempted lo make a manifestation here
last evening, but the police interfered.
The I'nited States consulate bus been
placed under guard.
Hpanlnrds Called Home.
Paris, April 10.- A dispatch from Cret-
to, department of 1'eruult, says all able
bodlod Spaniards have been ordered to
return to Spain as early us possible.
To   manufacture   n   cheap   kalaomtna
stuck on the wnull with slue, claiming it to
be the "same thing" or "Just us Rood" as
'.lie (lurulilc Alabastlne, or to buy und sell
such goods on such representations woulil
seem a cheap trick. Borne resort to It. To
be safe, buy Alabastlne only In packages
und property labeled.
Vrvnu I* I'lrnil*   Warlike.
Madrid.  April   18.    The  usual   Sunday
hull  light and  the overshadowing act of
the senute is Ihe subject of Conversation
The press is firmly warlike.
The woman who fails to say ''because"
Inc. sonic other excuse.
Is Life
Pure Blood
Is Health.
Vi ithoitt blood circulating through your
veins you could not live.   Without pure
blood you cnn not be well. The healthy
succeed in making a Bocrct attack, as he :action of every organ depends upon the
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In the April St. Nicholas Mr. Frank R.
Stockton coptlni.es his eerie, of narrative
sketches of "The Buccaneers of Our
Coast," Mr. Stockton thus describes the
capture of tho Cuban city, Port au 1'rlnee,
by Morgan ami hi. buccaneers-    -
When the fleet arrived nt the nearest
harbor Morgan landed hie men and
marched toward the town, but he did not
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himself drop overboard, and swimming
ashore, had warned the governor of the
nttncK. Thus prepared, this able *om-
mander marched a body of soldiers along
the road by which the pirate* must come,
and when he found a suitable spot he
built a formidable barricade. Behind this
his soldiers were posted with their muskets and their cannon.
Bat when Morgan came within sight of
thia barricade, he considered that It would
be entirely unnecessary to attempt to disturb this admirable defonse, so he marched his men Into the wooda, led them entirely around the burrlcade, snd came out
upon a wide plain before the town.
Here he found that he would have to
fight bis way Into the city, and probably
much to his surprise his men wero presently charged by a body of cavalry.
The pirates routed the horsemen, and,
after a fight of about four hours, took
possession of the town. Here they captured n great many prisoners, whom they
shut up In the churches, and then sent
detachments out Into the country to look
for those who had run away. Then these
utteny debased and cruel men took their
usual course after capturing a town; they
pillaged, feasted, and routed. Rven when
the poor citizens seemed to have given up
everything they owned, they were told
that If they did not pay two heavy ransoms they would be carried away Into
slavery, and that their town would be
For two weeks the pirates waited for
the unfortunate people, to go out into the
country and find some of their fellow-
cltlzens who had escaped with a portion
of their treasure. In those days people
did not keep their wealth in banks as
tbey do now, but every man was the custodian of most of his possessions, ami
when they lied from the visitation of an I
enemy they took with them everything
Ol value that they could carry. Before
the clli.ens returned Morgan made a dls-1
covery; a negro was taken who was car-
lying letters from the governor of San- '
tlago, a neighboring city, to some of the
citizens of Port-au-Prince, telling them
not to be In too great a hurry to pay the
ransom, because he was coming with a |
strong force to their assistance. When
Morgan read these letters he changed his
mind and thought It would be a wise
Ihlng not to stay In tnat region any longer
than could be helped. So he decided not
to wait for the unfortunate citizens to
collect the heavy ransom he demanded,
but told them thnt If they would furnish
him with .ri00 head of cattle and also supply salt und help prepare the meat for
shipment, he would make no further demands upon them. This, of course, the
c'tlzens were glad enough to do, and the
buccaneers sailed away.
it is nourished and sustained. If you
have salt rheum, scrofula sores, pimples,
boils or any kind of humor, your blood it
not pure. If you take Hood's -arsaparilla
it will make your blood pure and promptly relieve all these troubles.
"My daughter was afllictod with liver
trouble and had a sallow complexion. She
has taken Rood's Hursaparilla and her
complexion is clear. Another daughter
had eruptions on her hands, but after taking Hood's Sarsaparilla the eruptions nre
all gone. We lielieve Hood's Sarsaparilla
to be an excellent medicine."
MRS. M. E. HILL, Urookfleld, Wash.
HOOCI'S Sapr_rY,la
Is America's Greatest Medicine. Sold by
all druggists, $1] six for $3. Uet only
Hi-v-v-.'*. Pills ftre the onlv P*1**' to take
iiuutt _ mi- Mith Hood,H Surrtapar'*i_.
He Cannot Escape Her.
- "Henpeck Isn't nearly im enthusiastic about
Joining (he army as he was."
"No, he has given It up. His wife says
Uim if he enllsls she will go along as a nurse."
-Lit-lrolt Free 1'reas.
We are asserting in the courts our right to thi
ezcluslTe use or the word "CASTORIA." sue-
"PITCH KRS CASTORIA," as our Trade Mark
I, Dr. Samuel Pitcher, of Hysnnia, Massachusetts,
wss the originator of" PI rcHBR'SCASrORIA,"
the same that has borne and does now bear thr
facsimile signature of CHAS. II. FLETCHER oa
every wrapper. This is the original" PITCHER'S
CASTORIA " which has been used in the homes
of the mothers of America for over thirty years
Look Carefully at the wrapper aud see that it is
(he kind you have always bought, aud has the
signature of CHAS. II. FLETCHER on the
wrapper. No one has authority from me to use
mj- nsme except The Centaur Company uf wblcb
Chas. H. Fletcher is President.
March 8, iXqj.        SAMUEL PITCHES, ftLU
Among the colored diamonds there is
one of a green tint, now in Dresden, and
formerly owned hy Augustus the Strong.
The grand duke of Tuscany possessed a
blue one, and the famous Hope diamond
wns nlso blue nnd remarkably beautiful.
No account of diamonds could omit
mention of the great llrugunza ,the Portuguese crown jewel, which is said to
weigh 1880 carats, and is valued by the
jewelers of Ilrazil, where it was found,
at $1,.'195,000,0001 But it bus lieen suggested that this diamond is a white topaz—in which ease the millions vanish.
Tho Portuguese government refuses to allow the stone to be examined.
The crown diamonds of the Brazilian
empire were valued at more than $18,-
000,000. One of the principal stones was
set in the handle of the cane of John VII.
Still more remarkable, the doublet of
ceremony of Joseph I of Portugal had for
buttons 20 diamonds, aggregating the
neat sum of $405,000.
lim/il, which produced the diamond
handled nine and the Braganza, where
diaminds urc found in the crops of fowls
and adhering to the roots of cabbages,
and were formerly used by the gold hunters for counters in card playing—Brazil
must be allowed to be a country of marvels. Though modern scientists, denying
that diamonds have souls or power to
cure toothache, agree Umt they may be
smelt and tasted, it has remained for thc
officers of the Brazilian Junta Dinmant-
iiin. to assert that they produce music.
By rubbing the diamonds together close
to the ear these experts declare that they
can distinguish the true from the false.
An old woman who had sat down to
take a rest on thc steps of a residence
near Nineteenth and Master streets yesterday afternoon, was surprised by being
shaken by the policeman nn the beat.
"What's the matter here?" he asked,
gru}y. She gnve no answer, and, after
a sharp look at her, he ran quickly to
the corner and rang up tho patrol, which
came dashing up a little Inter at break-
A few words from Mrs. Rmlth, of
Philadelphia, will certainly corroborate
the cla iu that Lydla 10. Pinkham'a
Vegetable Compound is woman's ever
reliable friend.
"I cannot praise Lydla E. Pink-
ham - Vegetable Compound too highly.
"For nine
weeks I was in
bed suffering with inflammation
and congestion of the
ovaries.   I
had a discharge all
the time.
When lying
down all
the time, Iv
felt quite
comfortable; but as soon as I would put my
feet on  the floor,   the  paina would
come back.
" Every one thought It was Impossible for me to get well. 1 was paying tl
per day for doctor's visits and 75 cents
a day for medicine. 1 made up my mind
to try Mrs. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound, It has effected a complete cure
for me, and I have all the faith in the
world in it What a blessing to woman itisl"-— Mrs. Jknnib L. Smith, No.
824 Kauffmnn St., Philadelphia, Pa.
He neve* It to Have He. n the Work
of Subaltern Officer*, Who Had
Been Under Weyler, and Who Had
Pall Knowledge <>f "' the Mine*
In Havana Harbor.
Washington, April 14.—The testimony
taken before thc senate committee on foreign relations in connection with the investigation into the relations between the
Unted States and Cuba wus made public
today. It constitutes a book of about
B50 pages and includes uot ouly the testimony taken since the disaster to thc
Maine, but also much that was known
before, and running buck for a year or
'Die statement which contains the
greatest current interest is that made by
Central l.ee on the 12th instant In his
statement Lee says he was informed on
very good authority that the Spaniards
have placed two rows of torpedoes just ut
the mouth of the harbor of Havana within
the -last, two months ,or subsequent to
the ' Maine disaster, and that switchboards are in a room in Moro castle.
"Had you nny reason to suppose the
harbor was mined at all before the blowing up of the Maine?" asked Senator
"No, sir, I had no reason to suspect
anything of that sort up to that time."
He then went on to suy that Weyler's
letter to Santos Uusinan bad led him to
believe that mines might have been placed
there previous to the Maine incident, and
he said this supposition was strengthened
calling it Is to Investigate the other earths j b.v ll telegram from Weyler of which he
of the universe, says Julian Hawthorne In had cognizance. Upon the whole he
Collier's Weekly.   In the astronomical no- • thought the Weyler letter (the Laine lct-
tbe    Astronomical     Observatory
There la Always Peace.
I  suppose  nobody  can   be  so  detached
from mundane troubles as the man whose
uervatory there Is always peace.    In our!
churches we offer up prayers for the po-1
lltlcal welfare of the couniry, and listen
to sermons advocating or deprecating war.
Sitting nt homo, amid wife and children.
ter) was a correct copy of the genuine
letter. The telegram to which he referred
was addressed to Eva Canela, a noted
Spanish woman und admirer of Weyler,
and to Senor Gusmatt. nnd it read as follows:
"Grave circumstances cause me to ask
Well Known Italian ll I
New York. April 17. -Chevalier C
: ltuirutini. president nf the Italian chiiin-
ber of commerce, is dead at his home ill
In   the  security of  our  firesides,   we  reiul
neck speed. The unwilling passenger was I the newspapers und discuss the chances
summarily  bundled  in  nnd   the   driver ! °f b~*'le and the horrors of famine.   But.
raced  to'the Germnn hospital and  one:1" ■»" ■■''•.." va."..*   n*.-.- >   .... ..."..ii.-.. ->'  >'"» il! ">-"">   "'.'   '■«-■   '■'"••' "!   l'''1"»
of the physicians wns hastily summoned.
thought of these things.   The nearest thc j ary 1"-."
,. ,     .   ,, ,    , .astronomer gets to  this  planet Is 210,000.    Lee said this telegram had never before
What s the matter!   he asked of the sup-   _„ ,,      ., , ... '     >, ,,. ,    .       V,    ,       , .    ..
A'' nosed natient "Matter'" she said «Y,9 I mlles ~ the di!ilan<-e <hiU separates the j been published, and he found in it strong
posed patient. ^-«W she said. i es., moon from m He „__„ not howewr> «-. „0,inrmatorv evU*,.nre 0| the genuineness
what ails you? "Me? was the reply, i ~er tnere long. lt is t00 _ear. ne lg „kt.
"Well, I'm a little tired, nn' I'd be obliged , the old frontiersman who began to gasp
if you'd let me sit here till the gentlemen | for breath when any one came within live
Wheat    Quotation*,    Wool    Kliorn
aad   the   Price  of   Produce.
| WALTER BAKER k CO. Ltd., §
Dorchester, Mass
II Is Kmws as
Writ* to xu afcont 11  Onr book •*
felatla. B-NT FBI-.
Heveland Oil I Paint lf|. Co.,
pout-ahd, bmoow.
In ItarrcU Weighing from 3H to KB lbs.
Cut thia out and lend *> ith order.
111 Occident I Mm liattlt. With.
Tested and True.
•fMi-'a ».T-_l.rt n.m.dj will do It. ThrM
teas* "HI naki jau lesl bsttsr. Q«t It Iran
roii' <tru((lat «r an- w-oleiaU drug heuss, oi
&-••"• Maw-ft * Holme. Drug Os., Bsattl*.
U It Wrong?
Get It Right
Keep lt Right
DAfiC1 f"r tracing nnd locating (.old or Bllver
lUllJii "i""'   l"W   "r   tmrli'il  trenmireiv    M.   I>.
vuu Kowi.KH. Iliu M7.Hoiithln«tton,Oonn.
.It. N. II.
No. IT,  'UK.
In time   Hold hy nniKRlaU.
Following sre tbs local quotations
Wholesale prices are given unless otherwise quoted:
Wlieat at the warehouse—Country
■xiintM: Hub, bulk, 57c; sacked, 5Bc;
blhestem, bulk, 57Jo; sacked, 02c. At Spo-
ka&e: Club, bulk, MfC; sacked, 57c:
bluostem, bulk, 5ft»c: sacked, 59c.
Oats—At Spokane, f. o. b., $18® 18.50
Rye—Country points, f. o.
per cwt.
Flour—Per barrel, $3.75.
Ilay—Timothy, $10.50(211 per ton;
wheat hay, $0; alfalfa, $10.
Egp-s— Ranch, $3.75(54.
Wool—Fine medium, 0@7c per lb; me
dium, 5(«0c per lb.
Produce—Fancy creamery, 40 and 00
Ib tubs, 28c per lb; 5, 10 and 20-lb tubs,
20c; prints, 30c; eastern butter, 25@20c;
country butter, in rolls, 20@23c per lb;
cooking butter, 10c; cheese, twin, full
cream, 13(6 14c; cheese, twin, skim milk,
0J@10c; ranch egR«, $4.75@5.25; honey,
white comb, 13J@14c; fancy, 15c per lb.
• Vegetables— Potatoes, 40@42c per cwt;
onions, $2.75<i?3 per cwt; beans, lj(£2c
per lb; cabbage, $1 per cwt; squash, $1.50
per doz: cauliflowers, $1.50 per doz.;
green onions, 88(98*0 per doz; lettuce, 2C*c
per lb; spinach, 5c per lb; rhubarb, 8c
per lb; tomatoes, $2.50 a box; sweet potatoes, $3 per cwt; radishes, 40c per Ib;
green pens, 10c per lb; asparagus, 25c per
lb; artichokes, 00c per dozen.
Poultry—Chickens, live weight, 9(2:10*
per lb; dressed, ll(nJ12c; turkeys, live, 11
(n;12('; dressed, 12(ftl3c; ducks, live, 10c;
dressed, 11® 12c per lb; geese, live, 10@
lie; dressed, 12®12.c.
Meats—Weef cows, live, $3®3.25 per
cwt; dressed, $0@l).60; steers, live, $3.25
(a:3.50; dressed, $6.50®7] hogs, live, $4.75
@5; dressed, $0®0-50; mutton, live, 4®
4.c; dressed, 8@8.c per lb; dressed veal,
7® 8c.
Portland. Or., April 11.—Wheat—Firm;
Walla Wiilln, 80o; valley and bluestem,
82(«83c per bushel.
Tacoma, April 11.—Wheat, Firmly
held; No. 1 club, 80c; No. 1 bluestem, 83c.
Colfax, April 11.—Wheat is stronger today and some donlcrs are paying 00 cents
for No.   1   wheat,  sacked in  tho  waro
San Francisco, April  11.—Silver bars,
55lc; Mexican dollars, 45.@4oc,
Lead-Quiet; brokers', $3.50.
Mexican dollars—44fc.
liar silver—55Jc.
"Lake copper—Quiet; brokers', $11.76
Kantern "trliranka Storm*.
Omiilin, April 17.— A heavy rain and
hail storm visited eastern Nebraska this
afternoon, doing much damage. In *"»<'
places lis much M three inches of water
fell in an hour. At Louisville, Neb., 500
feet of the Rook Island main lines wns
Washed out, derailing an oawtbound pn»-
senger train. The engine nnd baggage car
Wen demolished, but no one wns seriously
The readers of this paper will be pleased to
Irani that ihnre is at leaat one dreaded disease
that science Iihh been able to cure In all Its
ata.ea and that la Catarrh. Hall'8 Catarrh Cure
la the only jiOKltlve cure now known to the
medlral fraternity. Catarrh belnaT a constitutional dlHeaae. requires a constitutional treatment. Hall's Catarrh Cure Is taken Internally,
actlne directly upon the blood and mucous surfaces of the system, thereby degtroyln*- the
foundadon of the disease, and Klvlnn the patient strvnglh hy IhiiI.Iiiik up the corwtltutlon
• nd assisting nature In doing Its work. Tha
proprietors have so much fnllh In Us curative
power*, that they offer One Hundred Dollars
for any case that It falls to cure. Send for lint
of Testimonials.
Address:   V. J. CHBNBT * CO., Toledo, O.
Sold  hy  IirumilKts,  7*ic.
Hall'a Kamily Pllta are the best.
get ready to take me back. I was sittin'
on the bleps wnitin' for my daughter tr
come out of thc store on the corner when
they drove me off so quick. I wondered
what they were about, but I guess th»?y
and twenty miles of him. Our astronomer
Is not sallslled with miles; he wants diameters of the solar system; the speed of
light vibrations Is his yardstick. Miirx Is
the nearest spot where he can si: down a
, bit and feel at home.   He b.ifflns to smil.
Ihe physician tinned to the po-   and ope_ „,„ 8houllJ,rs ilt Juplt,.r or dlt.
licemen to mnke some, inquiries, but those , urn. he u 8lrid|nK alo„s at a round pace
officiiils were looking very ill, indeed, so
nothing was said.—Philadelphia Record.
The longest lived people have fretier-
ally boen those who mnde breakfast the
principal meal of tho day. The stomach
has moro vigor In the morning than al
any  time.
Allen's Foot-Ease, a powder for the feel
Ii, 05@70c ! It cures painful, swollen smarting feet and
instantly takes the sting out uf corns and
bunions. It's the greatest comfort discovery of tbe age. Allen's Foot-Kane makes
tight-titling or new shoes feel easy.
Riveted  letters are a decided novelty,
nnd are the outcome of a desire to hnve
an  absolutr-ly  safe envelope,    says    the
Philadelphia    Record.   These   envelopes,
which can be secured by rr.ein, are perforated in one or more places, and before
closing the letter the stem of the rivet,
I which   possesses a flat  head,  is  pushed
through the small holes from thc inside
: of thc envelope and the flap then struck
down.   Over that stem a small net with a
: conical hole is placed.   This hole is wider
|at the top part where the stem protrudes.
i All the parts are made of lead or some
j other equally soft metal.   In order to se-
I cure the rivet a head has to be hammered
out  of  the  protruding stem.    For this
It Is s
certain cure for chilblains, sweating, damp,
callous and hot, tired aching feet. We
have oyer 10,000 testimonials of cures. Try I purpose a steel mold or shield is placed
package FREE.    Address Allen g. 01m-   a hammer or with the flat of the hand.
•ted/Le Roy, N. Y.
(hiuim- Government Loan
London, April 17.—The Chinese govern
ment 41 per cent loan (new) is now at 1]
CITV Permanently Cured. No fltaor nervousnes
■ IIS after first day's use ot Vi. Kline's Ureal
Nerve Kestorer. Bend for Hon Sa.00 trial
bottle and treatise. DR. B. H. KXOKii, Ltd., *n>
Arch street, I'bUadelphla, Pa.
Dr. II. I'. Avery la Head.
Minneapolis, April 17— Dr. H. U. Avery,
aged 00 years, chief of the health depart
ment of Minneapolis since 1804, was found
dead in bed at Foreman, N. 1)., this morning.'   Death was caused by heart disease.
A fter belnit swindled by all others, send us stamp
*,r particulars of King Holnnu.n's Treasure, ilie
ON'l.Y renewer of manly sirenKth. MASICT
CHKMICAL CO.. P. O. Box 717. Philadelphia, l*a.
Tho baby in the cradle evidently thinks
this is a pretty rocky old world.
The stem then fills up the conical hole
in the nut with which it forms one solid
piece allowing the clear impression of the
shield or seal.
In Cane of
War  He  Will
Knler  the
Plso's Cure for Consumption has been
a Ood-eend to me.—Wm. B. MeClellan,
Chester,  Florida,  Sept. 17,  1896.
Tramps have one redeeming quality;
you never hear of (hem getting mixed up
in labor riots.
In  the spring cleanse your system  by ualng
Dr.   Plunder's Oregon  niood   I'urlrter.
The man who is domiciled in a village
boarding house has no use for a local
Washington. April 18.- fIon. Theodore
Roosevelt will probably resign his office
ns assistant secretary ol the navy in case
of hostilities with S|aiin to accept a com-
mand for active service in the army.
Nothing definite has yet lieen decided
n|K)ii ns to whht assignment he will ae
cept, but it is believed he would prefer
to serve with the New York state troop*.
From the lieginiiiiig of the present dilli
initios with Spain Mr. Ri oscvclt has been
prominent among those who believe war
is the only solution of thc problem, and
since the dUaster to the Maine his advice to the president and members of the
cabinet 1ms uniformly been for immediate
action against the Spaniards with the full
power of the army and navy. He has
never doubted thut the Spaniards were
responsible for the wreck of the Maine
nnd believes thnt act fully justified an immediate (Icclnration of wat
But few inventions that were expected
lo revolutionise the world ever did it.
r*corching is apt to singe the popularity
of  cycling.
of the Weyler letter.
With reference to the responsibility for
i the destruction of the Maine, Lee said:
"I am satisfied the explosion was from
Ihe outside.    1 hnve always believed the
' Maine «ns not blown up by any private
Individual hut by some officers who had
charge of the mines and  electric wires
■ .ind torpedoes in the arsenal, who thor-
■ oiighly understood  their business, for 't
i was done remarkably well.
"I don't think Blanco had anything to
| do with it. I don't think he had any
| knowledge of it. I was sitting in my
Way. What Is the use ot talking to such i room Rt the hotel when I heard the ex-
a person about thc war In Cuba? "How j plosion and saw a great column of fire
soon do you think It will be settled?" you I go up in the air. After ascertaining it
Inquire. He replies that it will require vo| was the Maine I went right down to the
many billion ages for Alpha Centauri to, palace and nsked for Blanco. He came in
alter Its present position. "But think of j at once He had just heard the _ewg aml
those starving  folks in  Matanaas!"   youL^, crvi Tearg . „,
continue.   He refers you to the fact th.it I.. "    ?, . . ... ,
„  ,, . _nii__  ._  w™ „ ..i | his eyes.   He seemed to regret it as much
a  thousand  million  years  hence the sun * , •    «»
will have cooled down, and all the inhab- "•"flW? .."• ,n Havana.
Hants of this solar funiily will have frozen
by the time he pusses Neptune; and then,
with a sigh of relief, he bcstraddles the
awful gulf that yawns between us and the
nearest tlxed star, and disappears cheerfully from view In the mists of the Milky
Into icicles. "Hnve you pictured to yourself the terror of the moment when the
Maine wus blown up In Havana harbor? '
you want to know. At this he smiles n
fearful smile, and sayinK somethliiK
about a recent collision of two plane:s id-
JoiniiiB a nebula of Orion, Is off toward
the north, probably on a hunting expedition after the Great Hear. Sometimes 1
feel Inclined to go home.
res, it is healthy once In a while to re
"I think it same from some subaltern
officers who had been there under Weyler
and who were probably anti-Hlanco anyhow ,and who had full knowledge of the
Sentenced to lie Hanged.
Jacksonville, Or., April 16.—In the circuit court in the case against Frank
Home Smith the motion for a new trial
was overruled, and immediately after
mind ourselves of the relations of things 1 Judge Hnnna sentenced Smith to lie
In this creation, to breathe Infinite space, | hanged Friday, .lime 10. Smith is only
to cool our Utile fevers In its absolute: 19 years old. He broke down completely
xero, to set our watches by the Precession j and was led weeping from thc court room,
of the Equinoxes, and to seek a quiet cor-	
ner for meditation somewhere behind the
back stars. Hitch one end of your hammock to Sirlus, and the other to Arcturus,
and compose yourself for a nap of a few
siellar periods; when you wake up, the
matters thnt bo concerned you here will
have adjusted themselves.
It is only in accord with the eternal
litness of things that miss, kiss und blis3
rhyme together.
Death »f romrillau Harry.
New York, April 10.—William J. Rnr-
ry, thc comedian, died nt his home in
Brooklyn yesterday, aged 48 years.
The pulling of a sound tooth tries the
accoustics of thc dental chumliei'.
Platonic love is a sort of prologue to
the real  thing.
Use only one heaping teaspoonful of
Schilling's Best Baking Powder to a
quart of flour.
"*■-» mmt HM __,_ tcaapsMo/uU of other baking powi-fc
A musician that can play all kiiuli ol
instruments beats the bund.
whiting, etc., are stuck on the wall with
t decaying animal glue. Alabastlne Is a ce-
Alabastlne Is a durable and naituralj ment, which goes through a process of
coating for walls and ceilings entirely dlf-j Betting, hardens with nge, can be re-coat-
ferent from all kalsomlne preparations, j ed and re-decorated from time to time
made ready for use In white or twelve j without having to wash and scrape off Its
liraiulrnl tints by the simple addition of; 0id coats before renewing,
water (latest make being adapted to mix
Alabastlne   Is   sold   by   paint   dealers
j everywhere.   Ask your dealer for curd of
with cold  water),  put up In  dry  powder
form. In 6-pound packages, with full in
gtructlons on every package.
Kalaornlnea are cheap temporary prepa-
railans manufactured from chalks, clays.
Particularly throat and lung difficulties,
wrongly attributed to other causes, Is the
result of unsanitary conditions of walls
and ceilings. Think of having bedrooms
covered with layers of mol-liig flour pasts
to feed vermin, with paper to hide them,
and to absorb the moisture of respiration, i
and an nnlmal glue culture ground on its'
face for disease germs; this having strong.
colors lidded, like a colored shirt, to hide I
the dirt; then  think of "the nasty  prac-l    p. n_t buy _ )a_, 9ult or nn injunction
tice" of repenting this papering,  without   w|(n      ,.nenp      kalsomlnes,      Imitations
moving thc old, and a number of times at i of    Alabastlne       Dealers    assume     the
thut. as many do.   Then think of a room, _|iilf   nf  .   „„„'  f(ir   damans   by   selling
coated with pure, porous, permanent Al.i-
rlsk  of a suit   for  damages  by
an    Infringement.    Alabastlne   Company
, i own the rlgM, covered by letters patent,
trouble or expense, and Is  purifying and|U"" ",c     *    ',        „        „__    .,,.,„.,   ,„
Wall pa- to rn,lko aml ■••■ wul1 *°*ttn* ***WteO t0
per free would be dearer than Alabastlne be mixed with cold water. Alabastlne Co.,
If cost of removing pnper Is considered.     ' Grand Rapids,  Mich.
bastlne,  which  Is retlnted  with but little j
trouble or expense, nnd Is  pui
sweet-smelling and Mils cracks
MEM agfr-"-*;
g^^yyv^<^^y^^yy^^y^^yVVVyVMyy^rV^i«^,^r<^^^r^»>»,»««Vo LICENCE  AUTHORISING  AN   EXTRA-PROVINCIAL COMPANY TO
"CojiPANiie Act, 1897."
Hotel Selkirk:::
Brandon & Barrett, Props.
i * •	
Fine View of thc Lake.
Up to Date Service.
fire Insnrance and General Agents,
JB^Sole'ngent for Silverton Townsite.
NOTICE—"J. I.   C."  Mineral  claim,
situate in the Slocan Mining Division
of West Kootenay    District.    Where
located:—North of  Fonr-Mllo creek,
alkjut two miles from Silverton, B. C.
Take notice that I, Chailes E.   Hope,
Free Miner's Certificate No. 97291, intend, sixty days from the ilstn hereof, to
apply to Ihe Mining Recorder for a Certificate of Improvements, for Ihe pur-
poke of obtaining a Crown Grant of Ihe
above claim.   And   further lake notice
that action, under section 37, must be
commenced iiefore Die issuance] of such
Certificate of Improvements.
Dated this 16th day of Fehruarv. 1898.
Ciias. E  Hove.
NOTICE—"Arena    Fractiqn'.'   Mineral
Claim *, situate in the Slocan Mining
Division of Went   Kootenay District.
\Vliere located:—North of  Four-Mile
creek, about two miles from Silverton,
B. C.
Take notice that I.  Charles F.  Hope,
Free Minor,- Certificate No. 97291, intend, sixty days from the date hereof, lo
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
(hat action, nnder section 37, must he
nmenced before tbe issuance of such
iflcnte of?Improvementfi.
Dated this }3th day of February, 1898.
Chas. E. Hopk.
NOTICE—"Einill     Ediil."     Mineral
Claim; situate in (lie Slocan Mining
I)ivision of  West Kootenay District.
Vhere (located;—North of  Four-Mile
creek, about two miles from Silverton,
Take notice that I, Charles E. Hope,
Free Miner . Certificate No. 97291, intend, sixty days from tlie date hereof, to
apply to Ihe 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 'Al, must be
commenced before the issuance of such
Certificate of Improvements.
Dated this 15th day of February. 1898.
Ciias. E. Hope.
NOTICE—•'Jenny     Jones"      Mineral
Claim, situate in the Slocan Mining
Division of  West Kootenay District.
Where located:—North ol Four-Mile
creek, about two mi es fiom Silvio ton,
Take police that, I, Charles E. Hope,
Free Miuer's Certificate No. 97291, intend, sixty dsysfroni the dste hereof, to
apply to the Mining Recorder for a Certificate ol Improvements, for th- luir*
pose of obtaining a Crown Grant of the
above claim.   And further take notice
that action, under section .17, must be
commenced before the issuance of such
Certificate of Impiovements.
Dated this 15th day of February 18'.i8
CMas  B. Hope
NOTICE—"Silverton Boy" Mineral
Claim, situate in the Slocan Mining
Division of West Kootenav District.
Where located:—North of Four-Mile
creek, about two miles from Silverton,
B. C '
Take nolL-a that I, Chevies E. Hope,
Freo Minerls. Cprtificate No. 97291. in
tend sixty days from tho (fate hereof, to
apply to the Mining Repbnler for a Certificate of Improvement**, for the purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant of the
above claim. And further take notice.
tbat action, under section 37. must he
uommenced before Ihe issuance of such
Certificate of Improvements.
r Dated this 1Mb day of February, 1808.
v'™ Cut E. .-.._
NOTICE-"W.H. R .'• Mineral Claim,
situate in tli6 Slocan Mining Division
of  West Kootenay District     Where
located:—North of  Four-Mile creek,
about two miles from Siilverton, B. C.
Take notice that  I, Charles K. Hope.
Free Miner's Certificate No. 97291. intend sixty dnvs fro n Ihe date hereof, lo
apply to the Mining Recorder for a Certificate of Improvements, for the purpose
of obtaining a Crow** Grant of the above
clsira.     And  fnrther take notice that
aclion, under section 37, must l« commenced before the issuance of such Certificate of Improvements.
Dated this 15th day nf Fehruarv, 1898.
Chas. E.'Hope.
NOTICE.-"Moliawk"mineral claim situate iu the SI,K-un Mining Division ol
West    Kootenav    District.      Where
located:    On   Four-Milo   creek,  aid
about two miles from Silverton, B. C.
Take notice that I, Charles E. Hope, free
miner's  certificate  No.   97291,   intend
sixty davs from Iho dnte hereof to apply
'o the Mining Recorder for a certificate
of improvements, for fhe purpose of obtaining a Crown   Grant ot  the   al.ove
claim.   And further take   notice that
action under section 37, must be commenced  before   the issuance of   such
Certificate of Improvement-:.
Dated Ibis 16th day of Febmarv,
Chas. E. Hope
NOTICE.—"Crescent" Mineral   Claim,
Mtu-ii,. in the Slocan Mning Division
of   West  Kootenny District.   Where
located:—North of   Fonr-dile creek,
shout 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 Cer-
liticnte of  Improvements,  for the purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant of the
above claim.
And further lake notice that action,
under .section 37, must be commenced
before the  issuance of  such Certificate
of Impnivcmen'**.
Dated this 15th day of Febmarv,'1898.
Chab. E. Hopk,
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PaovixcK op British Comjmi*.a,. j
No. §0.
THIS 18 TO CERTIFY that "The
Wakefield Mines, Limited," ia authorised and licenced to carrv on business
within the Province of British Columbia,
and to carry out or effect all or any of the
objocts hereinafter set forth to which the
legislative authority ot the Legislature
of British Columbia extends.
The head ofllceof the Company ia situ-
ate in Scotland.
Tlie amount of tho capital of the Company (s £ 100,060, divided into 100,000
share* of £1 each.
The head ollice of the Company in this
province ia situate at Silverton, and
David Bremner, general manager
of the company, whose address is Sil-
veerton aloresaid is the attorney tor the
The objects tor which tiie company
has been established are :■—
(1.) To adopt and carry out, with or
without modification, an agreement between Tlie West Kootenay (B.C.) Exploring and Mining Comnuny, Limited,
of the first part, and Hugh Moncrieff.
Solicitor, Glasgow, as trustee for and on
behalf of (his company, of the second
part, ilated tho 15th day of Februaiy,
1808. providing for the pur-haae by the
company of the whole undertaking, property, and rights of the first party, including the mineral < laims, mining and
other rights in British Columbia, together with the plant, land, houses, buildings, funds, effects, and other assets
whatsoever and wheresoever of the first
party, all as referred to in the said
(aj} Tq carry oh the business of miners, merchants, agents, store-keepers,
farmers, stockmen, grasiers, carriers,
transport agents, builders, contractors,
and brickmakers, am) any other kind of
business which may seem to tbe company capable of being ••ooyenieutlv carried on in connection with tlie above,or
calculated to develop.enhance the value
of, or lender profitale the property and
rights of the company.
(3.) To acquire by purchase, lease, or
otherwise, such lands, mines, works,
buildings, easements, machinery, plant,
and stock-in-trade, aod also any concessions, claims, licences, patents, trade
marks, monopolies, rights privileges or
antborities of and over mines, mining
rights, land, mineral properties, water
and other rights in British Columbia or
elsewhere, us may bo necessary or convenient to enable the company to carry
on its business, and that either absolutely or conditionally, und either solely or
Jointly with others, and to explore.work,
develop, carry out, exercise, and turn to
account the same:
(4.) To acquire by purchase, concession, lease, bite, charter or otherwise, or
to erect, construct, carry out, maintain,
improve, work, control, and superintend
any roads, ways, bridges, ischmsry,
works, houses, railways, resertoirs,
water-courses, tramways, aqueduct b,
wharves, furnaces, mills, quarriv-'e, pits,
.rushing works, hydraulic works, electrical, chemical aqd mechanical works,,
factories, warehouses, steam or sail in.'
ships, boring, hauling or other machinery, appliances, or engines, and other
works and conveniences which may
seem directly or indirectly conducive to
any of (he objects of the company,, and
to contribute to, subsidise, or otherwise
aid or take part in any such operations,
whether the same belong to the company or to any other company or person.
(5.) To search for, crush, win, net,
queiry, wash, smelt, reduce, amalgam
ate. calcine, dress, refine, manipulate.
and prepare for market auriferout quarts
and ore, lead, coal, ironstone, and other
metals snd mineral substances of all
kinds, and generally to carry on any
metallurgical operations which may
seem conducive to any of tlie objects of
the company:
(6.) To buy, sell, barter, import, export, manipulate, prepare for market,
and deal in merchandise of all kinds,
and generally to carry on business as
merchants, importers, and exporters;
(7.) To establish, manage and assist
chemical and assaying laboratories for
analytical and testing purposes, particularly for analysing and testing the vain-
able substances specified or referred to
iu this article, and generally to carry on
and promote the objects of mineralogists,
metallurgists snd amalgamators:
(8.) To acquire, carry on and undertake all or any part oi the business, property and liabilities of any person or
company carrying on business similar to
that which this company is authorised
to carry on, or possessed of property or
rights suitsble for any of tbe purposes of
this company:
(9.) To enter in to partnership or into
any arrangement for sharing profits, union of interest, reciprocal concession,
joint adventure or otherwise, or amalgamate with any person or company carrying on, or about to carry on, any business similar to tbat which this company
is authorised to carry on, or any business or transaction capable of being
conducted so as directly or indirectly to
benefit this company:
(10 ) To acquire anv invention capable
of lining used for any of the purposes of
tbe company, and to acquire any letters
patent, brevets d'invention, privileges,
monopolies or concessions of sn analogous character, whether granted by the
United Kingdom of Great Britain or
British Colnmbis, or by any other country, in respect of sny such inventions.
(11.) To acquire and grant licences to
work and use any invention which the
company is authorised to acquire:
(12.) To sell,'lease, mortgage, abandon of-tlttis and rights, dispose of, give in
exchange, turn to account, or otherwise
deal with all or sny part of the property
snd rights of the company, including the
ssle or other alienation, and the granting of powers to work any mines, claims,
interests, or rights of Ihe company on
spy terms which msy from time to time
be deemed fit:
(18.) To sell tbe undertaking, property and rights 0,1 the company, or sny
part or parts thereof, from time to time,
for such consideration as tbe company
may think fit, and in particular for cash,
share., stork, debentures, debenture
stock, property or securities of any other
company having object* altogether or in
part similar to those of this compsny:
(14.) To buy, sell, snd to make profits
by dealing iu claims, mines, iands, properties, rights and interests, snd to develop and work and ojjeerwiee turn tlie
same to account, snd for this purpose to
determine bow much of tbe proceeds of
sal* or realisation of any such claims,
'mines,lands, properties, rights and interests are to be deemed capital, and
how much profit, an4 to distribute any
such profits among the meipbers in casii
or otherwise: .
(15.) To promote, form and be interested in any other company, syndicate
and partnership, from time to time whose
objedts shall include the acquisition and
ta-iflg over of all or sny of the proper y
andliabilitlesof this company, snd to
transfer to any such company,any property of tills company,and to lake or nlner--
wise acquire, bold or dispose of shares,
uiork, debentures, debenture stock,
property or other securities in or of nny
such company,and to suhsidise of otherwise assist anv such company:
(18.) To invest and deal with uny
moneys of the company not immediately
required for carrying on the business of
the compsny, upon such sscurities snd
in such msnner as may from time to
time be determined, and to lealise. vary,
re-invest or otherwise deal with such
securities as may from time to time be
(17.) To lend money to any person or
company, and on such terms as may
seem expedient, and in particular to any
person or company haying dealings with
this compsny, and to guarantee the performance of contracts by any such per-
son or company:
(18.) To draw, accept, make, indorse,
h the merry sqring time
See that you get the GENUINE
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Boundary country some year
execute, issne, discount, and negotiate
bills of exchange, promlsary notes, billB
of lading, and oilier negotiable or transferable instruments:
(19) To borrow or raise money in such
manner M the company shall think fit,
and in particular by the issue, at par or
at a premium, of debentures, debunture
stock (perpetual or otherwise), bonds,
mortgages or any other securities charged upon the whole or any part of (he
property (including uncalled capital',
and rights of the company, and to remunerate any |*orson or company for
services rendered in placing or assisting
to place any of these securities:
(20) To sell, improve, mauage, develop, lease, mortgage, dispose of, turn to
account or otherwise deal with all qrauy
part of the property or rights of the company on such terms as the company
shall determine:
(21.) To procure the company to be
registered or recognised in British Columbia or elsewhere as may from time to
time be determined:
(23.) To do all or any of the sbove
things in any part ol tho world, and in
particular iii British Columbia und in
(ir-at Britain, and as principal agent3,
contractors or otherwise, or by and
through trnetees, agents or otherwise,
and either alone or iu conjunction with
(.3.) To dis-ribnto amongst the members any of the property of the company
without conversion into money, or any
proceeds of sale or (liapo-ial of any pro-
pert v nf the company :
(24.) Todoall snoti other things as
are incidental or coinlirivo to the attainment of the above o'-j.-ct-i.
Given under my hand anil seal o,( office at Vlcto ii. Province of Uritish Col-
umbU, this 6;h day of April, one
thousand eight hundred and nincty-
[_».] S. Y. WQCffrON.
Registrar of Joint Stock ComvymieH.
the C. P. R- content to build » line into )(. It means that the ores' Of the
R-iervstion -rill be smelted in some
American smelter instead of at Grand
Forks as was intended. t\w\ \\ also
means that we are s) unenlightened in
Canada to our own interests tbat a
railway company offering to build into
Canada, asking for nothing beyond tha
right to |rHild,WiH l\«te t*» offer thrown
back into its face. It means that the
policy that has held Canada back until
she is now many years bjhind w^*t
ws sre pleased to regard as serai-civilised people is still in force among our
representatives. It means that tbe
French Canadians have much more to
say about our province thau those
living iu it.
Kaslo & Slocan
Rubjrtct   to   change   without  notion.
Trains rnn on Pacific Standard time.
8:00 a. m. Leave Kaslo Arrive 3:60 p.m.
"    " South Fork "   3:15
•'    "   Bproule's    "   2:15
"    " Whitewater "   _;00
11    "   Bear Lake "   1:48
"    ••■  McGuigan  ••   1:33
"    "   Junction    ••   I til
"   Ar. Sandon leave 1:00
The question nf excluding foreigners
from locating mineral claims in British Columbia is again agitating tbe
local press. This question was » idely
discusied only a year ago and should
be settled soon one way or the other.
We quote the following from the
Nelson Tribune, a publication that can
see no redeeming feature in any of the
local government's actions, from its
criticism of the amendment to the
Mineral Act
"It. would be a great injustice to sacrifice the interests of Ihoee who have invested tln-Jr millions iu the minus of this
country. Warn {ha clause adopted, more
than fifty per cent, of ihe mines would I*
closed down, the towns would becomo
deserted, and disaster overwhelm business.
How the clause in question csu In-
distorted so as to eir-ct those who
have invested millions is beyond us.
How often lias it to us pointed oi.it to
these critics of an alien exclusion act
that the act would not be retroactvie
nor invalidate any location made prior
to the passing of tbe act.
Tbe blue ruin to follow this act if
passed exists only in the imaginations
of tlie vt-riters of suoh as tbe above.
By all means let foreign capital be
used here. Let foreigners develops
our mines after the purchase price has
b' i n given to the Canadiau locator,
but let us reserve the right to locate
them to Canadian prospectors.
There is nothing to prevent foreign -
era from becoming British subjects
and no self respect need be lost in so
doing. If our American cousins are
as is claimed the model miniug nation,
why then should we not adopt their
law rcgardihg the right of location belonging only to citixens. Every muting state in the Union has flourished
under a similar law aud foreign capital
is more widely employed there than it
ever has been here.
The i(}ea that Canada must have
help from abroad in all h(tr undertakings while her citizens remain dormant, icoing their birthright being secured by others,has become antiquated.
Gen. Freight and Pass. Agent.
GEO. E. COPELAND. Superintendent
HTEUATIOm      ~
The defeat of the Corbin  Railway
Bill means the holding back of   the
Is the iisuo of the Retina Loader
of the 14th inst., that paper—a strong
government organ—bas the following
regarding the standard which waa set
u;p in the defeated bill for the Yukon
Rail?*;/ '•—
"The T*alin lake road was to.-*"*
ueen of tho standard of the Kaslo * Bl i-
can railway. The latter i*» a high-grade
narrow guage road, and the man who
called it a tramway wonld be considered
either ignorant or "foolish. Train, run
over it at the rate of thirty-five miles per
In thi. Slocan country, wc well
know the Kaslo <_ Slocan railway. It
is 29 miles in length. It* daily passenger train leaves K»«ln |t 8:<_0 a.m,
and reaches S*ndi»n at 10:50 a.m. Returning, it leaves Sandon at 1:00 p.m.
and is due at Kaslo at 3:50 p.m.
Thst is, wbkt is presumably its fastest
train takes two hours aud fifty minutes to go 29 miles, tint is (•**, average
.peed of 10 4-17 milt* per briar. A
lot of bosh has b-en Ullivd and written
regarding the Yukon lU'lway Hill,
the above from the L*ader for ex-
Strs. "International,"  tad   "Alberta
on Kootenay Lake and River
Five-Mile Point connection with al
passenger trains of N. \ F. 8. R.R. la
and from Northport, Rossland and
Spokane. Tickets and baggage checked
to ail U. S. points.
Leave Kaslo for Nelson and way
points,daily, except Sunday,5:45a. m.
Arrive Northport, 1215 p. m.: Rosslsad,
3:40 p. m. ;iSpokane, Op. m.
Iyruve Nels-in fir Kaslo and wsv
points daily, except t-iumUy, 4:35 p. in.
I.carc Bnoksue, 8n.ni; Rossland, 10 :S«
a in. *, Northport, 1:50 p. ni.
Iicavo Nelson for Kaslo. etj., Tues ,
Wed.Tliiir.. Fri.,8at., 8:*X) a.m.: ar-'
rive Kaslo, 12:30 p. m.
Leave Kaslo lor Nelson, etc., Mon.,
Tues., Wed., Thurs., Fri., 4 p. in.; arrive Nelson, 8p. in.
I.e-ivn Raul.> Saturday 1p.m.; arrive
B'lini'l.iry nii-lniiflit; arrive Bonner's
Kerry Sunday 10.31 a. in.
Leave Route r'a Kerry Suiida> 1 p.m..
arriv.* Boiind.iry Snn lay 5 p.m., strive K nlo Snuilav 10 i. ni.
Close oniiierii.'M al U-nn-ro F**iry
with irnim ciHl-li nKid, levin. Bpn-
kaue 7:40 a. in., and wcit-l-ouinl arriving -*-|l ik.HIH 7 p. tn.
G. ALEXANDER,!ijneral Mmng-r.
Kailo, B. C , (Hol-er 1,1897.    .
The Redistribution Bill introduced
last week must be recogniz-d by all as
au extremely fair measure. Kootenay
will now have nearly one seventh of
the repiesentatives in the House in
place of one eleventh as before. The
Opposition who were taunting the
Government with being afraid of
adding to Kcotenays member* are
now wrathy at what they are pleased
to call  gerrymandering.
We have hot towns in our province but they are frigid in comparison
to Grand Forks when the news of
Corbin'a defeat was heard.
Tub cry has always been 'encourage
the bringing in of foreign capital" hut
apparently the Dominion Government
do not intend ui to get It- Capital
will surely rutb in when it hears the
rebuff that  Cot bin   received.
Oi.B articles on the mines adjacent
to Silverton are receiving considerable
attention from outsiders. We rely on
the mining men to help ui make our
reports as accurate as possible.
A, bishop who recently pajsed
through our city was asked by a boy
on hoard the steamor Slocan where
his bicycle wai.
A local mining papor says the Enterprise mine has ten years ore in sight.
Doson't it largely depend on the number of men   employed,
Tbe Kootenaian i-peaka of the Savus-
toxia-i as one of the best of its Kootenay
Dave King of the Kootenaian pleads,
not guilty to the charge of aspiring to
Provincial Government honors.
A mud slide, a wash out, off the track
and snow slides were a few of tbe incidents of a tnp from Kaslo, last Th :rsday.
Canadian Pacific
And Soo taQif.Q Line-
Ib the Comfortaiile snl most Direct
Route to sll Points EAST. To Pacific Coaat ami Trans-Pacific Points.
To  the   Rich   Mining   Districts of
New Tourist Car Service Dsily to 8t.
Paul. Dally [except Tuesday] to
Eastern Canadian and United States
Points. Magnificieut Sleeping and
Dining Cars on all Trains.
Daily Contiec-.ion [excepting  Sunday}   via  Bvxieberjr.   tt:0.">   a.   ni
leaves Silverton; arrives 4.90 p. ui.
Ascertain Present R'duced Rites
And full Information by Addressing
Nearest Local Agent, or
W. S. CLARK. Agent Silverton.
W. F. ANDERSON, Trav. Pass. Agt..
E. J. COYLE, Dist. Pass. Agt.,
see our mum map •
%    w    i»   .OLDEK.
{Hssulntiiw Mm.
We ben to notify the public thst tl\e
partnership hitherto existing under Iho
firm name of And-jr.4011, Harvey ft Cubes been dissolved by mutual consent,
John A. Harvey retiring. The business
will be carried on as before nnder the
firm name. Anderson St Brady, who will
assume all liabilities and collet all accounts due the late firm.
Silverton, B. C, March 23,1898.
i   R^mJ^m'%tA**
Codbts or Assikb and Nisi Prius, and,
nf Oyer and Terniier and General Goal
Delivery, will be holden at the places
and on the dates following, yis:—■
City of Nelson, on Monday, the -Oil'
dav of June, 1898.
town of Donald, on Monday, the2,th
day of June, 1898.
Hv Command.
Provincial secretary.
I'roviucisl Secretary's Office,
8th March, 1998.


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