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SJLVERTON...BRITI8H COLUMBIA; SATURDAY MAY 21, 1898.
OUR RICH^MINES
lo the Iront.
■NUMBER *j
Oil SHiPPINO NINES REVIEWED.
The HI*". "•»•• of *»>'»*»-d olhcr *•*•
T.iwna of the *stlver
aiooan I.alit*
Msny nmong those who will journey to
silverton to participate in celebrating
the birthday of Her Majesty Queen
Victoria wi I be making their initial trip
on Slocan Lake and we deem tlie following short descriptions ot the various
mines which follow will be seasonable.
No doubt many will he snprised a" the
number and richness of onr lake properties snd indeed many who reside on
the Lake itselt possess but a very faint
iile? of the profusion of wealth surround-
jjcg'ljiem. EVery property included' iff
the following article hi entitled to he
called a shipping mine and this article
necessarily omits many propcities,
among which are the Wakefield, Catena
Mines, California and others, that lack
of space compels ns to omit, although
they hold a place in the front rank of
our lake mines.. *'
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l iu Initial v although scarcely a year
old as yet, has taken its place as one of
the lake shippers. This property is
hitnated about half way between New
Denver and. Silverton at tbo base of
Fidelity Hill and about one half mile
hack from the lnko. Work has been
pushed-on. this property, un 1 since the
day it <* as-stated it Im* pvat'tically novel
peen ah* idle day. There has been some,
■iOO feet of work dono lesulting in there
being ft'i tons of first class ore tdilppcd
and over XQX tons i f si co-id 11 kh piled on
the dumps. The fii>t class ore funs
from 10J to 520 ounces ■ f silver and from
50 to 60 per cent lead  per tun, and the
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c.-issT-j^yotMr Aiiintry but this, where
•he ore'ft ao rj/eh that tiiy thln^' nuder 1Q0 |
ounce's is considered second, class.
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Tmk Fisiihft Maihen is a prr-perty that {
locally is well and fsvorably InigsTn, lu
is situated eight ami a half mile- up Finn j
Mile creek nnd C innccied with S.lvritsn
hy wagon road with the-except on of Ihe
last half mile which is n good trail.
aihere has beah four tunnels driven ou
the Vrfin Hie ag j.vgite length uf which is
over 1090-leef'*' The ve*.n li-is in * tlu
granite and ia identical with thu Corn-
stock, the vein having been traced
through both properties although the
character of the ore in ihis property Is
moiily siliceous or dry, currying considerable grey copper an.l ruby silver.
Assays cun be obtained running up into
tl.e thousands. Smelter returns on two
•*lii|iiiu'i^:^iiade**gaye, respectively 32$
'•"■I-2.1 ounces silvef p-r ton. in all 125
tons have been shipped. It is a Joint
s'ock compsny principally controlled by
Americans. They havo considerable
shipping ore In sight besides a lot of
second class or concentrating ore This
lircpcrtju 4a e_povt_d to be a great
Inducer and big things arc promisee for
it in Ihe near future.
• • •
Tin: Ekt_bV>risk is a mine sod a fully
developed one, over 3000 feet of dovolopc-
ment work has been done on it, consisting ol tunnels, winzes,' raises etc. It is
' luimed that it baa the longest and mos1
cnniinii oui ore sin-to in the whole lake
eountry, which to say the least is a big
boast. This property is situated eight
miles up Ten Mile creek and is connected
with the lake at Enterprise landing,
s'lie.re they have extensive ore house bins
etc. The vein-is Irom one to three, leet
in width and lies in the grand. • format ion
rin* ore carries considerable sine that
runs high in silver besides grey copper
and steel galena, The property Is owned
hy Americans and is a close corporalhm.
They have now at the dock stored in the
ore bins over 1000 tons of high grade oro,
that will sajel)-. not when marketed not
less than |K»,0o6~a very t"doe dividend
»nd when we reaUse t^alln the rojneare
more dividends*qj/^k«di. out and ready
to be kii,M*l_;A(lowui'.it makes the property a hard one to heat.' There Is no town
Stmt can claim this mine as tributary and
the trade is divided to a more or les s
degree between the lake towns Socan
R*ty, New Denver aud Bilverton.
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th* Emily rfeDiTH group of claims
P-w-M-dlotoiheJianda of an English
oompsny who mean buaineas, about tho
flr« of the year snd since that time it
lias been rushd along at such a rate that
'ttiow can taadded.r« the honor jole of
'«••> lake t-rrfe   ffe, aiuouut of work
done in the short space of time while it
has been under its present management
is (-uprising and consists of two tunnels,
both over two hundred feet in length,
besides the erecting of buildings ore bins
etc, This property lies at the base of
Alpha mountain and about two miles
above bilverton, with which it is con-
nected by a gcod wagon road. This vein
lies in the slate formation and the ore is
mostly dry csrrying bromides, groy
cipper, carboi ate of grey copper and
high grade steel galeuar
The Moiiik Huours Gitotir of claims
lately bonded to a stroug English Company, may Doff safely be classod among
the Slocsn Lake shippers. This proper!)
consists of seven claims snd is situated
directly on the lake front about one mils
North of New Denver. Thero are three
well defined veins on the property the
principal one of which is known as the
Mollie Hughes vein, which has been
traced suit dug on for some 1500 feet in
length. A shaft being sunk on it shows
the vein to bo some five feet in width
and a paystrenk of two feet. The ore being taken out is a dry ore remarkably
rich in silver, and assays have been
obtained running as high as 4039 Minces
silver and |28 in gold pei ton. One of
the other veins being worked upon this
property is the Kinkora, which also
carries high values io silver. A shipmen
msde from this vein gave returns of 202
ounces silver and $7.SO in gold per ton.
The Mollie Hughes ia turning out remarkable well, snd bus come to stay
among the lake shippers.
The Comstock Mines are situated
about ten milts above 8ilverton, on s
fork of Four Mile creek, and is connected
with Silvoiton by a wagon road. Nine
tuunels have been run ou this proiierty,
all of w Inch are on the vein and expose
more or less ore. The aggregate length
of the workings is about 2530 leet. In
places between Uie oro shuUs the vein
is lean carrying low values, aud extremely rich where the ore shutes are cut.
The ore shules are largs and increase iu
sise and value with depth, about 350 feet
of winzes aud upraises have been driven
and all of them in ore. *_ 1* ul E'K) tniaS
of shipping ore |s blocked out beside;) an
immerse amount oi concentrating oie
has been exposed in these workings and
oner 3000 tons piled on lv-e dump'*. A
concentrator will he erected this season
l.y the company. The shipping ore runs
from lgt) lo300 oui Civ silver and from
50 to 80 per cent lead per ton, and the
concentrating ore will concentrate five
into one. This company d .ring ihe
past winter shipped 150 tons of ore
mostly steel galena. A recent body of
ore uncovered in this property give assay
returns of from 600 to 12S0 ounces of
silver per ton., The vein is a true (Insure
lying iu a gr.mite formation and varying
from two to seven feet in width. The
ore shute exposed in tunnels Nol. 2. and
8. has lately been struck in tunnel No 5.
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at a distance of 750 ft.pt in, this j-i .-es hy
the pitch of the vein, a depth of over 1 JOO
feet ou the oie shute. Few if any mines
in the Province have an ore body tapped
ns deep.
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The Brkios and (lii.ii)Y group of claims
comprise three full claims snd n fraction,
they ate situated on the side if Alpha
mountain, Wilkin- t-igl t ot Silverton.
They are dialect two and a half mile-*
and the Alpha wagon road mosses part
of the property. The Alpha vein is
traced across two of the group and some
250 feet of work done on it. resulting in
exposing a large amount of hot'o shipping
and concentrating ore. The vciu isinun
six to twenty feet wide and lies.in the
slate formation. Character of ore is
steel galena carrying grey copper and
assaying from 200 to 750 ounces of silver
per ton and running from 60 to 82 per
cent lead. Although this property bas
never shipped it has s good shipment of
first class oie lying on tho dump .
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Within sight of Silverton ie the Alpha
mine tlie banner shipping mine ot the
whole lake region. This property is fully
equipt even to wagon road and tramway.
Tho Alpha lies upon the South side of
Alpha mountain, which takes its name
from this mine. The property is connected witli Silverton by a wugon road that
is two and a junrtcr miles long and tuns
to the foot of the company.s tramway.
The ore is delivered from the mine to
wagon i oad over a 1000 foot gravity lr,«tn*
way. There has been shipped from
this property 1200 tons ol ore thst gsve
returns at the smeller of 115 ounces ol
silver per ton and 04 per cent lead.
Over 2000 feet of devidoporaent work has
been done on this property and ^be
amount ot ore In sight would suprise
almost any one who is used to seeing
only veins of svornge thickness. But
the Alpha ledge is one of the largest in
tbo Province Hitd Alpha veins aro sesree
even in this conntry.- The forr_atioi>,; is
slate and the oro Steel f-ulena-
The V> ncouver is about six miles up
Ihe creek above Silverton, and is a finely
developed property, controled by English
and Canadian capital. It's vein is large
and highly mineralized, having some
big shutes of ore. A .considerable s mount
of shipping ore is blocked out as well as
a quantity of second class. During the
past winter this property shipped 340
tons of galena ore, running 159 ounce*
in silver per ton and 40 per cent lead.
Shipping was interrupted by the breaking
up of the roads this spring, but will bo
resumed when the wagon road is renared.
The vein lies in a slate formation and
the ore is galena, specimens carrying
grey copper and native silver sre quit*
common.
HIKUQ LOCALS.
Frank L Byron waa down from the
Fidelity on Thursday,
The Black Diamond mine near Ains-
wortb, is about to shut down.
Asseinent work has been completed on
the Kxaminer claim below town, it is
reported as looking well.
Jack Vicke will open up his claim, tbe
lied *Oeer, on-'fen Mile. He left Silver-
ton last Monday for tbat purpose.
Major Keed and Terre Altaffer have
gone up to do assessment work on the
Bincon claim, near the Galena Farm.
Mr. Birt Gowdy of Sandon, latent the
upper Ytllowstone Montana, paid the
Sii vkrtoman a visit this week.
Work is to 1)e pti-bed on the Marion
claim on California mountain. This
property is said to have considerable
merit, and is owned by Jas. Marino, A.
Spiost and A Mclunis.
Mr. Briggs of California, one of the
owners of the Briggs and Grady group
of niin'ea near town, has retnrwd to
Silverton and will spend the summer
with us, Mr. Briggs spent the winter
on hi.i oranee grove in California, he
reports several of Slocan's old timers as
having purchased orange groves in hi!
neighborhood.
TEN MILE 5QTE3.
Frank Griffith-- is developing his claim,
the West mount.
J  TbTeeor fonrmeti Bre'-iioiv employed
ujj * Ve C-aud I.
The Dalhonsie is beine worked by the
owners, Ferguson and McLean.
•   All the bovs from Ten Mile will attend
Silverton's big celebration of the 24th.
The force at the Enterprise consists at
present of only nine men. A teem from
ihis mine are to enter the drilling contest at Silverton next Tues lay.
DAY OF SPORTS
Of the Biggest Kiud Vill be Had in
Silverton
ON   m   PEN'S   BIRTHDAY.
Oar Neighboring  Towns   on   all   Bides
will Join In the Calibration
A i-ranf emeriti Corny Iota
A meeting of tlie committee was held
Thursday evening in the Thorburn House
and all arrangements for the biggest celebration ever held on Slocan lake were
completed. Reports from the advertising and ball committee were read and
adopted.
Messrs. Stuart, Reed and Fairbairn
were oppointed judges for the horse race
and Jon Streit was chosen as starter.
The decorating cotmittee will lie composed of Messrs. Von Goblenz and
Driscoll, and our streets will be beautified and decorated by yards of gay bunting. A triumphal arch iB to be erected
over the wharf and gay streamers and
myriads of flags will add to the attractiveness nt tlie scene.
Large crowds from Sandon, New Denver snd Rosebery are assured and Slocan City will attend en masse. The
tpecial train service frorn Nelson has
induced many who contemplated going
to Kaslo, to visit tbe beautiful Slocnn
lake country, and many from Robson
and Ymir are exi-ected to swell tbe nun.?
ber of oar visitors.
The Slocan City Football club will
wrestle with our local club for the pigskin And the match ijj looked forward to
with a good deal of interest. The horse
race will be interesting and the drilling contest promises to be a feature of
the day. ^
We havo room for everybody and lots
besides. All the world and his wife will
beMiere.
J, A. McKINNON & CO*
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# SPECIAL SERVICE.--   -
Special irate service for tlie 24th of
Mny will be given from Neiaon and Sandon to Silvci ton as follows:
aU-aaun   to   Silverton.
l,e 7.SO a.m.
Ar 11:15 a.m.
Nelson
Silverton
Ar !):40 p.m.
Le 6:10 p.m.
Sapdou    to    Silverton.
(jliostom: is dead.
Tlie Grand Old flan Passes Away.
The Rt. Hon. W. E. Gladstone died at
Hawarden lsst Wednesday evening. The
members of the government Hnd Royal
Family have sept messages of condolence to Mrs. Gladstone, and to Mr'
Henry Gladstone, widow and son of the
dead statesman. The government has
sent an address to the Queen requesting
that '.he funeral should lie made at public expense and praying for the erection
of u monument in Westminster Abbey.
Le 6:45 a.m.
Ar 8:55 a.m.
Sandon
Silverton
Ar!) :00 p.m.
l.e Q :.;■) p.m.
The boat leaves New Denver at 8:30
and Slocan City nt 10:10 a.m. for Silver-
ton.
Good accommodations will be furbished for the many who are expected to
take advantage. of this trip. Tickets
single fare for round trip, good from 23rd
to 26th inclusive.
A PAINFUL ACCIDENT.
James l-olUini, while employed last
Saturday in cutting some wed.es nt tbe
Emily Edith mine, bad the misfortune
to strike bis right thumb with tbe axe
nearly severing it from tho hand.
MANY   THANKS.
The Spokane Minor and Electrician
throws the following editorial bouquet at
the prespiring and hard worked editor of
this paper.
"The Siiakbtonian, published at Silverton, B. C, is doing excellent work
for the Slocan district, iu its reports on
some of the mines adjacent to the town-
We take pleasure in reproducing an
ai tide on the Mollie Hughes group ol
mines, which teems with valuable information concerning its d -vclopment, etc.
The editor, Mr. Matheson, should continue the good work."
MONEY TO SPEND.
The following items culled from tbe
list of the supplementary estimates will
provo of, interest to our readers.
Vault for recording office, Denver   t 600
Public school, Nelson 1000
" "      Kaslo 750
Salary .teacher,Silverton, 8 months 42S
Public school Silverton, incidental 40
Rond, New Denver to Three Forks  3000
"    to Payne mine, refund 2000
Fire department, Sandon 200
Recorder and Constable, New Denver, additional to salary 60
Mineral Glasses and Compasses galore
at the Silverton Drug Store. t
OFFICIAL   PROGRAM.
The following is the program of sports
in the order   in which tbey will   take
phceon the Queen's Binluley.
Prises. Distance.
1st.   2nd.
$7.60 Single scull Bout Race. % mile
12 50 Double Scull " " '„'mile
b.Qp        Ciinoe R ice ,'.i mile
V.5U 13. Foot Race 100 yards
5.       2. Prospectors Race       50 yards
7.50   3. Hurdle Race 100 yards
3.       2. Boy's Raco 100 yards
5.       .1. Fat Men's Race 50 yards
7 50   3. Sack Race 50 yards
7.50    3. Standing Broad Jump.
7.50    3. Running Broad Jump.
7.5,01    3    Pole Vaulting.
7.1*0    3. Rnnning High Jump.
5.        2.50 Hop, Step and Leap.
7.59    3. Putting 16B*.Shot.
7.50    3. Tossing tlie Caber.
50.    25. Horse Race — All Coiners.
15.    10. Green Race.
Football Match.
75.    35. Rock Drilling Contest.
5. Highland Fling Dancing.
5. each   Best   Lady   and  Gentleman
Waltsers-
The customary rulos for sporting contests will be observed In all events.
Entry fee in all events except iii numbers 5 and 7, will be ten percent, of the
first prize. Iu all events three entries
must be made in order to secure award
of second prisj. No entry too will be
charged for events No's. 5 and 7-and; th,e
different dancing contests.
CHURCH   SERVICES.
Divine Services will be held in the
Union Church by J. H. 8harpe. Presbyterian A.lssionary, every Monday
evening at 7:30 p. m. Everybody
welcome.
Service will be held in the Silverton
Church on Sunday next nt 3 p.m.
Preacher:—R. N. Powell. All are cordially invited.
Silverton,
B.   C.
CARRY A FULL LINE OK
General
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Spring Suit Patterns Now on Hand,
I would respectfully invite gentlemen to an early inspection of my
selections in Spring and Summer Suitings.
a My prices will be found moderate. I make it a point to keep them aa
1 low aa is consistent with good material, good workmanship aod the care
«   and attention requiste to get up thoroughly satisfactory garments
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THORBURN HOUSE,
GRANT THORBURN, Phopk.
leadqiarters for Miuing and_( wowi-t N
CONVENIENTLY LOCATED TO WHARF AND DEPOT.
Domestic and Imported Wines, Liquors and Cigars at tbe Bar.
THE CULINARY DEPARTMENT 18 FfRBT CLASi
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SILVERTON.
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Hotel Victoria.
Tam.es BoTxres Prop
00BFINE8T APPOINTED HOTEL IN THE KOOT.ENA.YS.    EVERYTHHfO
NEW, NEAT, AND CLEAN.   CONVENIENTLY LOCATED TO
STEAMBOAT LANDING.   FIR8T-CLAS8 IN
EVERY RESPECT.
SUvVKR'TON,
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LAKEYIEW  HOTEL
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(^TIIIS HOTEL IS NEW AND NEATLY FURNISHED,
THE BAR IS SUPPLIED WITH BEST BRANDS 0#
WINES, LIQUORS AND CIGARS.
£,,  _*_:.  SCiaowie©.   _?*©», THE SILVERTONIAN,
R. 0. Matheson, Pub.,
SILVERTON,
B.C.
SPIffS CABINET IS I.
SAGASTA'S   NEW  COLLEAGUES.
They Will De Men or War Proellvl-
Ura—The Stronsteat Uberalo to Be
Pound Will Be Ohoaeai for the
Mlalatr-r-Spanlarda  Gain Ti*a»e*
THE IOWA LEADS THE FIGHT.
Bearing   the   Slicunl   to   the   Fleet,
"Remember the Maine."
Madrid, May 15, via Paris.—The members of the Spanish cabinet have resigned.
4 p, m._it is officially denied that the
cabinet changes are connected with a
peine movement. On the contrai-y, it is
declared that Premier Sagasta'a ministry,
when the new cabinet is formed, will continue to prosecute the war with the full
resources of tlie country.
Meana  War  lor  a  While.
London, May IB.—A dispatch to tlie
Times from Madrid, whieh will be pub-
litdied tomorrow, confirms the official denial at the Spanish capital that the cabinet changes are connected with a peace
movement.
The Times correspondent says: "The
conclusion to be drawn from the reorganization that they are seeking a peaceable solution of the question has, for the
moment, been abandoned and the war
will be prosecuted vigorously. There
was a prolonged cabinet council this afternoon dealing with the crisis and several points were practically settled. Senor
Sagasta, though weak in health, remains
president of the council of ministers, because tlie liberals are in a majority in
tlie chamber and it would lie inconvenient to have a cabinet chief, however, distinguished, who is not chief of the liberal
party. Four ministers, Senors Gullon.
Bermejo, Moret and Xiquena, will retire,
partly for personal reasons and partly because of differences on important policies. Senor Sagasta will choose the
strongest liberals he can find, but several of the strongest, notably Senor Ga-
iniizo, have intimated that they will not
take office at present
Profeaa to Be Pall of Hope.
11 a. m.—The official Oorrespondesicia
publishes a note as to Cuban affairs
which is much commented upon. The
note asserts that affairs in Cuba wear a
more reassuring aspect; that the submission of numerous insurgents is expected and that the Spanish negotiations
with thc principal insurgent chiefs offer
possibilities of success.
Tlie Madrid press and tlie people are
elated over the alleged smartness of Admiral Ccrvera in sending Admiral Villa-
mil to Martinique 30 hours after the former was well on his way toward Havana.
While it was supposed that Yillamil was
scouting ahead, he was really tne squad
ion's rear guard, the Spaniards thus gaining invaluable time.
Senor Gullon, in reply to a newspaper
representative, said Uie Americans wen-
blameworthy for bombarding towns without giving notice and added that, the
government would address a note to the
■Hiwers on the subject
With reference to the speech of Mr.
Joseph Chamberlain, the Uriti-.li secretary of state for the colonies, at Birmingham on Friday night, Senor Gullon said
it had real importance, not only for
Spain, but for the future of Europe. He
declared also tliat a red book would be
presented to the chamber on Wednesday
next, in which the government declares
Uie blockade of Cuba ineffective and will
express tho hope that the powers in Europe and America will refuse to recognize it
11 p. m.—The cabinet council this evening terminated at half past 0 o'clock. A
minister who was interviewed on the situation declared that noUiing definite had
been decided upon as to changes in the
cabinet pending a conference between the
queen regent and Senor Sagasta.
11:30 p. in.—Further dispatches from
Havana describing tho engagement at Puerto Rico say that while the fight was
in progress a large American warship suddenly banked her fires und was towed
away by a consort
Only Tito Mar Re«lWn.
Madrid, May 15.—11:30—It is now be
lieved that only Admiral Bermejo, minis
ter of marine, and Count Xiquena, minis
tcr of public works, will quit the cabinet.
South Idaho Fralt Men.
Boise, Idaho, May 14.—A meeting of
fruit men was held here yesterday and
the Southern Idaho Fruit Growers' Association was organized. P. P. Shechy was
elected president and Edgar Wilson vice
president.
D|-lnsr of Starvation.
Key West, May 14. — News received
here from Havana says the rcconcentra-
dos are dying of starvation, curt loads of
dead bodies being daily taken through the
Spanish lines.
Aberdeen's "ReattTaatloa Accepted.
London, May 14.—It is officially announced thnt the queen has accepted Uie
resignation of the Earl of Aberdeen as
governor general of Canada.
III.««(roii. Tidal Ware.
Yokohama,  May  14. — Two  hundred
flsliing boats have been swept away hy
a gale and Udal wave at Swatelikstat,
and 1500 men are missing.
Neutrality of Greece.
AUiens, May 14.—A proclamation of
neutrality in the war between the United
States and Spain was gazetted today.
Within the Antarctic circle there has
never been found-n flowering plant.
New York, May 14.—A correspondent
of the World sends the following dispatch from St Thomas, descriptive of
the bombardment of San Juan:
Admiral Sampson's fleet lay within
sight of San Juan de Puerto Rico all of
Wednesday night At 3 o'clock on Thursday morning all hands on all the ships
were called. For an hour and a half
each ship was the scene of an orderly
confusion as the 2000 sailors stripped
their ships, their guns and themselves.
By 4:30 everything was in readiness to
begin the second engagement of Uie war.
At 5:16 came Uie call "To quarters,"
and instanUy every man was at his post
and ready and eager to strike a blow in
atonement of the Maine. The object of
attack lay in plain view, straight ahead
to the south.
The fortifications and batteries of Sen
Juan de Puerto Rico are on Uie coral
reef guarding the entrance to the harbor.
It was a glorious morning, the sky unclouded, the air cool and brisk. A long
heavy swell rolled toward the shore and
broke against Uie reef whose fortifications
seemed to be asleep.
To mask the limits of the line of battle,
Uie Detroit and the tug Waumpautuck
steamed shoreward, the Detroit to the
eastward until she was opposite Uie Val-
tern, the Waumpautuck to the westward
unUl she was able to anchor her small
boats in 1 (Mathorns of water just out
of range of the great fort of San Juan
Morro, which rises on a high hill at the
east of the harbor.
The Center ot Attack.
Morro, of course, was to be Uie center
of attack. In it were the seven 6-inch
guns which Spain sent over as soon as
Uie war became certain and which had
been hastily mounted and manned with
the best gunners in the colonial army,
Soon after the Detroit and Waumpautuck
were in place, Admiral Sampson's column
of floating fortresses and batteries began
to move upon the quiet and seeming
sleeping fortress.
In Uie van was the Iowa, Uie flagship,
with the baUle cry of the navy streaming
in brilliant colored flags from her mast
"Remember the Maine." Next came the
huge Indiana, of such enormous bulk that
ahe rode almost steady even upon that
heavy sea. Then followed the New York,
as formidable as a battleship; then Uie
low-lying monitors Amphitrite and Terror. They bore straight for the shore in
a single file
A Start From Shore.
Long before the flagship was in range
Uiere came a flash, a cloud of smoke, a
roar and a shell from the walls of Morro,
The shell fell far short The roar died
away and for 15 minutes the scene was
as peaceful as before.
Suddenly the Iowa turned sharply to
the east. She came around peacefully
until her starboard battery was pointing
full at Morro. One of her great 13-inch
guns burst into flame and a shell sailed
high toward Morro. It fell short but the
response came— a roar from all the batteries and forts along the shore. A tremendous burst of sound and smoke and
flame, a shower of shells that wasted
themselves in the sea. So wild was the
volley that even had Uie Iowa been in
range none of the shots would have hit
her.
The Iowa was now nearer and the entire line of warships was in position to
attack the Spanish shore line. Each ship
was now nearer and the entire line was
in posiUon to attack Uie Spanish shore
line. Each ship was now firing ana each
shore gun was answering. But wmle ..ie
Spanish aim was wild, the American gunners fired with the calmness snd precision of experience in target pracUce.
Tlie fleet was soon enveloped in smoke
as was also the shore. Only outlines
coiihl lie made out, but it was apparent
that while the Spanish shells issued from
the smoke of the shore to fall into the
sea, the American shells rushed from the
fleet's envelope of smoke to bury them
selves in the smoke on slum*. And now
and then as the wind drifted the thick
gray curtain aside it could be seen that
the American ships were uninjured and
that nn shore the line that was unbroken
was all in ashes.
Fleet Draws Rearer.
When the Iowa came up to the Waumpautuck stake boot she turned snd led
the column back again across the line of
fire. The fleet was now nearer and Uie
Spanish shells fell around the ships. Some
struck against the armor of the battle
ship—big 6-inch shells—but they bounded
off leaving hardly a dent behind.
One Spanish shell struck a boat on Uie
(owa passing through it and entered the
superstructure, scattering splinters in every direction. Three men were injured
Admiral Sampson and Captain Evans
were on the lower bridge and narrowly
escaped the flying fragments. In all the
Iowa was hit nine times. Lifter a shell
burst on the New York, killing one man,
injuring another severely and several
slightly.
In TerrlBe Heat.
At 7 o'clock Uie day had become furiously hot so that men were fainting below the decks and at the guns the gunners were streaming sweat as no man
ever sweats even in the hot room of a
Turkish bath.
One man, a gunner's mate, on the Amphitrite, was overcome and died in a few
hours.
But the battle went on. The fleet was
now steaming across tho fortified front of
tho island for Uie third time. The firing
from the ships was unabated, but many
of the Spanish guns were silenced and
while the shower of shells seemed as Uiick
as ever, the thinner cloud of smoke, the
leaping flames from burning houses close
to the shore, bnt behind tho fortifications
made Uio Americans know their work
was not as vain as the frenzied firing of
the Spaniards.
Horned  the Town.
In the old part of the town of San Juan
adjoining the fortifications whole blocks
were blazing. The swelling sea made it
difficult for the Americans to confine
Uieir fire to the batteries. Many of Uie
shells flew over and burst among the ancient buildings from which Uie population
had fled at dawn. So fierce was the
American fire that had the intention been
to bombard the residence portion of Sun
Juan the damage could hardly have been
greater.
The lighthouses were demolished soon
after the firing began. Later on the
houses in Ballaj square in St Christopher street, in San Jose street and in Son
Sebastian street were in flames. The St
Catharine institute, an ancient palace, the
orphan asylum, the old churches, were
burned or almost demolished.
The American officers through their
glasses, could see the Spaniards at work
in many places where the fortifications
had been broken down. The Spaniards
seemed drunk with fury. They loaded and
fired like madmen, without aiming, without any appearance of discipline or direction. At Umes Uieir crazed condition
led Uiem to many absurd acts, such as
waving swords, shaking fists and discharging pistols at the American line,
which was barely wiUiin reach of their
guns of longest range.
"Ceaae Flrlna-."
Toward 8 o'clock the heat became absolutely unbearable on the American
ships. It became evident that the Spanish forts could not be silenced short of
another hour's work. Men on the American ships were dropping on all sides, not
from Spanish shots, but from the accurate and terrific bombardment under the
tropical sun.
After consultation Admiral Sampson
signalled "Cease firing" and turned away
westward. The other ships followed, all
except the monitor Terror. She did not
or would not see the signal of tbe admiral. She remained in her position in
range of all the unsilenced guns of the
Spaniards. For half an hour she kept
roaring away at the forts and embankments with an almost incessant fire from
her 10-inch guns.
The Spaniards concentrated Uieir fire
on her. But her audacity seemed to infuriate them beyond even attempts at
marksmanship. Many of the shells
struck the sea a mile and a half from her.
Only a few came anywhere in her neighborhood. Still fewer struck her low-lying
deck and these glanced away as harmlessly as a pea-shooter's slug from the
shell of a turtle. The Terror's guns rye
noisy, but their roars were drowned in
the tempetstuous booming of the Spanish
batteries. Before she steamed reluctantly
away she had the satisfaction of noting
that she had made many a deep wound in
the Spanish line and silenced several guns
that might have made trouble later on.
A Few Minutes for Befreahmenta.
The fleet steamed to the westward
about 20 miles and then stopped to remove the grime of battle and to rest and
refresh the weary but happy sailors.
The Spaniards evidently got the idea
that the departure was a retreat and that
Uie Americans had been driven off. So
they sent, out dispatches about a great
Spanish victory just as they did at Manila, when Dewey steamed away to rest
and get breakfast
While the fleet was at anchor 20 miles
from San Juan a German steamer, the
Bolivia, came by. She was on her way
to St Thomas. Admiral Sampson decided that it would be best to find out
more about her and sent the Montgomery
in pursuit. She was presently overhauled
and while she steamed along Lieutenant
Field went aboard, examined her papers
and looked over the passengers to make
sure tliat she was not going to call at
Son Juan on her way.
As Uie Montgomery started back, and
had gone nearly to San Juan, she spied
the Spanish cruiser Isabella III, an old
warship, crawling out of San Juan harbor and crawling along in-shore, evidently going to see what had become of the
American fleet and whether it was really
flying, as the Spaniards wished to think,
or was only preparing anew the complete
ruin of San Juan.
When the Isabella saw the Montgomery
she put about hastily and went buck
home.
MINING IN THE NOHTHWEST.
The i.e Boi Hold for S3,000,000-
lltatorlval Sketch of the Fatuoua
Koaaland Property—In the Pierce
matrtct of Idaho—New Life In Jef-
feraon Count}-, Montana.
BUSINESS  KOBE ATTRACTIVE.
Ontlook   for  Barers   Flattering
Comlna Seaaon.
for
New York, May 14.—-Bradstreet's says:
Business gains rather than loses in attractiveness as spring advances. While
the favorable situation in cereals is the
mainspring of the improvement manifesting itaelf in many sections of Uie country,
there are causes combining therewith to
make the outlook for buyers for the current season a flattering one. Following
the rapid advances in the prices of -wheat,
whieh apparently culminated for the time
being early in the current week in a quotation for cash wheat unequalled, with
one single exception, and that only for
a short period of time, for 25 years past,
there has come a lull and the reaction
from the abnormally high prices caused
by tho squeeze in thc May delivery,which
however, has left prices far above quotations for at least 10 years back. Telegraphic cable advices to Bradstreet's only
accentuate the already well known bullish nature of tho immediate wheat situation, particularly in this and other countries, the outlook appears above those
for thc past six years. With the quieting down of the interest in wheat there
has come a nurtiul shifting of speculative
interest to other grains, particularly corn
and oats, and many classes of provisions
with advances in nearly all those lines.
A blind bat avoids wires nnd obstructions as cosily as if it could see perfectly.
By far the largest mining deal ever consummated in the northwest was closed
Saturday, when the final papers were
signed that transferred the famous Le Roi
mine and smelter at Northport to the
British America CorporaUon for the sum
of $'{,000,000. By the terms of the sale a
half million dollars is paid down and an
equal payment made monthly unUl the
entire price is paid. The Le Roi, since its
first development in 1895, has paid in dividends Uie handsome sum of $825,000. Of
tho $3,000,000 paid for the mine, four-
fifths of it goes to Spokane parties. 'Tlie
new owners have already acquired all Uie
mining properties surrounding the Le Roi
and Red Mountain, embraced in about
500 acres of land, and it is now the intention of the corporation to develop a number of these mines from the workings of
tho I.e Roi mine, 'alius saving a half million in development work.
Joe Burgeois nnd Joe Morris, two
French-Canadian prospectors, were Uie
discoverers of the property. Joe Bur
gcois, who had mined in placers but never
in quartz, was sent to do assessment work
upon the Lily May, the first claim located
in Rossland. This work performed, Burgeois loafed and smoked and waited for
supplies that were coming from Nelson.
Looking across at Red mountain, he saw
it was bare in places and could be easily
prospected. In the meantime he had become associated with Joe Morris, a prospector, and the two went across the canyon and discovered Uie bold iron capping
of numerous strong veins. On these they
located the Le Roi, the War Eagle, the
Center Star, the Idaho and the Virginia.
But with prospective millions in their
grasp, Burgeois and Morris were poor
men, so poor that they could hardly claim
a grubstake. Burgeois with his scant outfit tramped over to Nelson. There he
showed his samples, with little encouragement. Burgeois was decidedly blue and
discouraged until he run across Colonel
E. S. Topping. Topping had been mining
recorder and was running a,small store
at Nelson. He questioned Burgeois and
found that the only assay was from the
Virginia. "The others may do better,"
he reasoned. "It 's clean ore and the veins
are big."
Tlie outcome was that Burgeois and
Topping made n "dicker." Topping was
to pay the fees for locating the live chums
and was to have his choice of one of the
properties. Burgeois come back to Trail
creek, stripped off Uie iron capping, put
in a few shots and found clean ore above
Uie tir roots. Topping followed and made
crude assays, which gave more encour-
ageing returns; and the three—Topping,
Burgeois and Morris — gathered around
their lonely camp fire and resolved to
stay with the strike and give it a fuir
trial.
That is the story as narrated by Colonel Topping of the discovery of the
mines of Trail creek.
Burgeois sold his holdings for $15,000
or $20,000 and went up into Uie Fort
Steele district and located a silver-lead
claim, sold it for $20,000, and then went
to Uie Northwest Territory, bought a
5000-acre ranch and sent back east to
Canada for his relatives. The dream of
his life has been realized; he has "struck
it rich" and settled down."
Morris carried $10,000 to $12,000 out of
the camp, came down to Spokane, married
a school teacher and bought a home on
the north side and has since become a
farmer.
In the fall of 1890 George M. Forster
was at Colville trying a lawsuit and became' interested in the Le Roi. He entered into a bond with Topping whereby
he agreed, in consideration of fourteen-
sixteenths of Uie mine, to expend $2000 in
development work. Forster returned to
Spokane and took in upon the deal Colonel I. N. Peyton of .s-vokane, (leorge Turner, Oliver Durant, W. M. Kidputh und
Alexander Tarbet. Colonel Peyton afterwards bought Topping's remaining interest, dividing it among a few of his friends,
chiefly in Danville, 111.
About two years and a half ago the
stock in Uie I.e Roi was being peddled
about the city for 50 cents a share and
almost any price it would bring, lt has
since been quoted a., nigh as $8.
Lamp Qalch.
This phenomenally hi^h-grade silver
district is again coining to the front. It
includes a section of country along Lump
creek in the northern part of Jefferson
county, Montana, probably six or seven
miles in length by four or five in width.
When prospected but slightly on the surface by men of limited means, thc fall of
silver caused an iilmndonment of many
promising claims and the final shutting
down of most ot the producing mines. Tlie
Liverpool, Little Nell and one or two other properties were worked in a desultory
manner, but the life and spirit had gone
out of the district. But of late there haa
been a pronounced revival. The discovery of new and valuable ore bodies in various properties has created new interest
in the district The extraction of high-
grade ore from the Orescent has heen followed by the developments on the Rose.
The latter property, under bond and lease
to George Hollenback, has lieen developed
by a tunnel which caught the vein when
in 100 feet, a fine body of ore being uncovered. When through this the vein
wns drifted on for 150 feet without ore;
then another body of ore was discovered,
which is nearly 40 feet wide, with no evidence of diminution. New oro chutes
have been uncovered on thc Little Alma,
and the Hope has taken nn new activity.
A dozen other properties hnve been taken
In hand for extensive development.
The Mir Mar.
The Lily May company has finally rat-1
Ifled Ihe sale of the property to the Eng
lish company just formed in London hy
Harry White to operate a number of
Rossland properties. The deal includes a
cash 'payment of $50,000 and 10 per cent
in the stock of the new company, which
will be capitalized nt £50,000. A part of
the cash payment has already been made,
and the balance is to be paid on or before
June 15. Harry White, the organizer of
the new company, snys that he will be in
shape to commence operations on the
properly by Uie first of next month, if
necessary. The Lily May is famous as
the first loeaUon in Uie Rossland camp.
It lies in the south belt on the south slope
of Deer Park mountain, and is just along
the line of the Dewdney trail, lt was Uiis
proximity to the Dewdney trail that led
to its locution, as prospectors going over
Uie trail happened upon sonic promising
galena float, with the result that Uiey
followed it and staked the ledge, which
was found near by; The location waa subsequently abandoned by the original locators and for some Ume lay idle, when
some of the strikes on Red mountain led
to its being re-naked for its gold values.
The Lily May company was subsequently
organized to operate it, and has done several hundred feet of work on the ledge
with excellent results. There Is a complete compressor plant at thc mine.
Placers tn Pierce Blatrtct.
As a result of tne bountiful supply of
water in the Pierce district the placer
miners arc reaping a harvest, and some
good cleanups have already been made.
'Hie other day two miners brought out
ii bout 90 ounces, their first clean-up after
about 110 days' work. They returned the
following day, expecting to make a much
larger clean-up before the water supply
becomes too low for mining purposes. Tlie
snow is all gone in and about Pierce, but
the highest mountains are still covered
with u good depth of snow, which will
continue to replenish the reservoirs for
some time yet. Tlie greatest activity in
placer mining appears to be in the west-
em portion of the district, in the vicinity
of Snake creek. In Uiis territory a number of good claims that prospect from 40
to 90 cents per yard are bing worked, and
are by means experiments, as most of
them produced well last seuson, and con-
tributed in no small way towards swelling the output of the camp to the $150,-
00(1 mark. There is also a renewal of
woik in the Swamp Creek district, that
already indicates that this portion of thc
district, which bus been idle for some
time, will be worked for all it is worth
this season, and the actual worth of the
dirt made known. Reports from all parts
of the district confirm the news that more
placer mining is under headway this season than for some years.
Southern Oregon.
Quartz mining in southern Oregon had
its beginning in the discovery of the
Hicks ledge on Jackson creek in 1859. It
proved to lie a pocket, but quite u snug
little sum was taken out by Secora Hicks
und S. R. Taylor. Cold hill was the next
noted find in the way of quartz. It was
discovered in Junuarj'i 1800, by Messrs.
Hays and Graham, and before il was
abandoned had produced some $-00,000.
Henry Klippel and others had purchased
thc mine within a week after its discovery, for a good round sum. The discovery of the Cold hill ledge quickly led to
further quartz discoveries, and among
others the Fowler, which yielded $315,-
000; the Jewett, #40.000; Black well, $10,-
000; Holman, $10,000, and Davenport,
$8000. Some of these mines are still being worked at this time, notablv thc Jewett
Ilonanaa Shlpmenta.
The Bonanza mine, which has been
shipping ore at the. rate of 200 tons per
week will after this week increase the
working force and double the producUon
and shipment of ore from the mine. The
work is now being prosecuted on the 400-
foot level, and thc increased capacity of
the mine will necessitate the early installation of a new hoisting 'l-nt. The mine
is located four miles east oi BunJiurg,
Wash., and the ore is loaded on the ears
there for shipment to the Tacoma smelt-
Nevada Hou_h Bldera.
Carson, Nev., May 14.—The First troop
of Nevada volunteers has been ordered
to report at Cheyenne, Wyo., at 3:40 p.
m. Monday. They will leave tomorrow.
A petiUon is being circulated requesting
the government to permit Uie cavalry to
appoint its own commissioned officers.
RUSSIAN   LABOR    STATISTICS.
The  Empire  Haa  at  Prearnt  17,003
Factortea ot All Kiada.
According to Russian statistics, the empire possesses at present 17,005 factories,
with an annual producUon valued at
1,407,000,000 rubles. In these factories
there are employed 040,044 workmen and
204,030 women and girls. The number of
steam engines is 10,525. The chief centers
of industry are Moscow, St. Petersburg
and Kieff. In the government of Moscow
there are 2075 factories, with an annual
production valued at 277,000,000 rubles,
employing 230,000 workmen. The Caucasus has 1199 factories, which employ
22,000 workmen, with an annual production villi;ed at 35,000,000 rubles. Siberia
has 009, the Turkestan district 350 factories, with an annual production valued
at 12,000,000 and 10,000,000 rubles respectively. But all these factories are insufficient to meet the home demand. In almost all classes of manufactured goods the
imports are yearly increasing. Russia will
no doubt continue for many years to offer
a valuable outlet for industry.
A sort of a Christian Socialist Colony
Is aoon to be started at Cabool, Mo. Its
promoters claim that they will have about
$20,000 capital to start with.
CALIFORNIA    CROP   FAILURE.
In  Man,   Coantlea Wheat Will He a
Total Loaa.
San Francisco, May 13.—Reports from
Associated Pre** correspondent!* in the
Sacramento and Snn Joaquin valleys, the
great wheat-growing sections of Uie state,
say that Uie wheat crop this yenr will be
almost a total failure in California. In
Sacramento and adjoining counties thc
outlook is decidedly gloomy. Wheat has
not yet headed and most of it will be cut
for hay. There is a general belief that
there will not be enough wheat this year
for seed. Enormous quantities of corn are
being brought from Kansas and Nebraska
to feed stock. Advices from Stockton state
that not more than 10,000 tons of wheat
will bo harvested this year. The normal
yield is from 100,000 to 125,000 tons. In
Fresno and adjoining counties tho wheat
crop is regarded as a total lose.
FOXY WAYS OF THE JAPS.
Polite bnt t'nacrnpnlona, and Total-
ty   Retrardleaa  of  Contracta.
"Thc first ten days that one spends in
Japan impress him with the idea, that
the people there arc the best to be found
anywhere. But little by little the conviction dawns that thc bowing and scraping
is all shammed, and that the Japanese, are
as unscrupulous as anyone. They can not
lie trusted to keep a contract that is not
favorable to them. In all the large establishments, especially in the hotels, one always finds a Chinese us cashier. Seemingly the Japanese are afraid to trust one
another. The women arc quite different.
They are faithful and honest, and have a
lovable nature. I have met a largo number who have married Japanese women,
nnd they aro all enthusiastic in their
praise."—Tacoma Ledger.
Boston printers secured the nine-hour
day on May 1.
Mexico denotes the place or scut of Mex-
itti, the Aztec god of war.
TIME CARD NO. I.
Subject to change without notice.
Trains run on Pacific standard time.
Going West. Going East
Leave. Daily. Arrive.
8:00 a. m Kaslo 3.50 p. m.
8:30 a. in...  South Fork ...8:15 p. ni.
0:30 a. m   Sproule'a  2:15 p.m.
0:51 a. ni... Whitewater ...2:00 p. m.
10:03 a. in... Bear Lake ....1:48 p. m.
10:18 a. m...  McGuigan ....1:83 p. m.
10:38 a. m  Junction    1:12 p. m.
Arrive. Leave.
10:50 a. in  Sandon  1:00 p. m.
ROBERT IRVING,
Gen. Freight and Pass. Agt
GEO. K. COPELAND, Supt
tic
Navigation and Trading
Company.
LIMITED.
Steamers "International" and "Albert*"
on Kootenay Lake and River.
Five-Mile Point connection witli all
passenger trains of N. ft F. S. R. R. to
snd from Northport, Rossland and Spokane. Tickets and baggage checked to all
United States points.
Leave Kaslo for Nelson and way points,
daily, except Sunday, 5:45 a. m. Arrive
Northport 12:16 p. m.; Rossland, 3:40 p.
m.; Spokane, 6 p. m.
Leave Nelson fur Kaslo and way points
daily, except Sunday, 4:35 p. m.   Leave
Spokane, 8 a. m.; Rossland, 10:30 a. m;
Northport, 1:50 p. m.
NEW SERVICE ON KOOTENAY LAKE.
Leave Nelson for Kaslo, etc., Tuesday,
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
at 8:30 a. in.; arrive Kaslo, 12:30 p. m.
Leave Kaslo for Nelson, etc., Monday,
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday,
4 p. in.; arrive Nelson, 8 p. m.
BONNER'S FERRY AND KOOTENAY
RIVER SERVICE.
\ reave Ksslo Saturday 4 p. in.; arrive
Boundary midnight; arrive Bonner's Ferry Sunday 10:30 s. m.
Leave Bonner's Ferry Sunday 1 p. ro.;
arrive Boundary Sunday 5 p. m.; arrive
Kaslo Sunday 10 a. m.
(lose connection at Bonner's Ferry with
trains cast hound, leaving Spokane 7:40
a. in., and westbound arriving Spokane
7 p. in.
O. ALEXANDER, Gen. Manager.
Kaalo, B. t!, Oct. 1, 1897.
AND
$00 PACIFIC LINE,
Is the comfortable and most direct route
to all point* East. To Pacific coast and
transpacific points. To the rich mining
districts of
KLONDIKE AND THE YUKON.
New Tourist Car service daily to St.
Paul. Daily (except Tuesday) to eastern
Canadian and United States points. Magnificent Sleeping and Dining Cars on all
trains.
TICKETS   ISSUED   THROUGH   AND
BAGGAGE    CHECKED    TO
DESTINATION.
Daily  connection   (excepting  Sunday)
via Rosebery; 8:05 a. m. leaves Silver-
ton, arrives 4:30 p. m.
Ascertain present reduced rates and full
information by addressing nearest local
agent or
W. S. CLARK, Agent Silverton.
W. F. ANDERSON,
Trav. Pass. Agt, Nelson.
E. J. COYLE,
Dist. Pass. Agt., Vancouver.
See our Klondike Map antl Folder. IIS il All
CONDENSED HEW? 01 WOULD
Crimea and CaaaaltiS" '*■> All La-da-
l-nravravba JU.v * Prominent
Peraoaa—Daalaeaa. oadltloaa la
Uriel—Peculiar Inoldente Recorded l»r Manr Obaer-rera.
General Schofleld, president of the Na-
tiiuiiil Volunteer Reserves, says that or
iruni/ation is assuming immense proportions.
The supreme court of Illinois holds that
the apportionment bill passed recently by
the legislature is unconstitutional.
The states of Pennsylvania, New York,
Illinois and Alabama have more population than Spain, and vastly more wealth.
Japan in point of population ranks
sixth among the nnUons, being surpassed
only by China, India, Russia, the United
Stutes and Germany.    .''
The black plague 4s* spreading rapidly
in Hong Kong, China.
The battleship Oregon is the first warship that ever rounded Cape Horn.
Governor Budd of California has been
wuincd thut Spaniards are plotting to an-
aiissinute him.
Prince Victor Emanuel, Count of Turin, nephew of Uie King of Italy, haa ar
rived in New York. i
A decided anti-English feeling is said
to be growing among the Spanish troops
ami citizens in Cuba.
I'nited States revenue cutters on the
Pacific coast have been equipped as pan
nf the mosquito fleet    -
A 0 year-old boy fired a shot into a
crowd of school children in New York,
seriously wounding two of them.
All of the towns of Santiago province,
Culm, are in possession of the insurgents.
At Marysville, Mo., a man recently sold
a hog for 137 nnd witn $17 bought a good
horse.
Many stowaways are coming to this
country, under thc impression that the
«ar will boom work.
The Rold reserve in the United States
treasury at the close of business Tuesday
was $180,328,201.
itakei-s in Chk-ago have advanced the
price of bread 1 cent a loaf on account of
the rise in the price of flour.
Helen Gould, daughter of the late Jay
(imild, has sent to the United States
treasury department her chfrrk for $100.-
•HHl for war purposes.
A mechame at Attleboro has made a
bronze watch chain pf metal taken from
thc Maine whieh he will present to President McKinley.
t'harlea H. Allen of Massachusetts has
Is-en confirmed by the senate to be assistant secretary of the navy, to succeed
Theodore Roosevelt
Seven Chinese war vessels arc being
huilt in Germuny. Among them are four
torpedo boat destroyers which will have
a speed of 32 miles an hour.
The Washita river, in the Indian Territory, overflowed, nnd a large nuinlier of
cattle were drowned. Thousands of acres
of farm land are under water.
It is reported that Archbishop Ireland
Iihh heen called to Rome to lay before the
pope the sentiments 0( the Catholics in
America   with   regard   to   the   Spanish
American war.
The 1-odien of 24 of the heroes who lost
their lives in the battleship Maine, in
Havana harbor, on the night of February
15, have been buried in the potter's field
at Key West.
In honor of Dewey's victory at Manila.
Herbert t'rifrith, engineer of the steel
works at Bristol, Pa., scaled thc big
nmokestaek, 130 feet high, and flunp; an
American flag to the breere.
The steamer Algoa recently carried
from Sun Francisco to Marseilles a cargo
of wheat that would have filled 30 freif-ht
trains, with 1200 cars. The import duty
wus 700,000 franca.
I'apago Indians made a feint to attack
K1 Homo mining eainp, in Arizona, and
under cover of the excitement smuggled
into the United States 100 head of cattle
which they had stolen in Mexico.
The Berlin con*c«ipondent of the Urn-
don Standard says: It is rumored here
that the Philippines will form the nucleus of a republic under American pro
tiition, to lie gradually increased by the
addition of other Pacific islands,
M. C. Brady haa organi/.ed at Pine
Willi', Ark., a company Of HS> colored men
for military service, and Governor Jones
tins notified him that amis and equip
incuts will Im* furnished and the compuny
muttered in immediately.
A dispatch from Washington says that
"hen President McKinley signed the res
olution of tluniks of congress to Admiral
Dewey he used a dainty pearl and gold
ornamented penholder and a gold --en.
which will accompany the resolution
when it is presented to the hero of Manila.
A lady at Waukegan, 111., while walking in the yard of her home suddenly felt
her little dog pulling her dress, and turning around to drive him away, discovered
her clothing on fire. A tub full of water
was near at hand, and she threw herself
'"to it, and extinguished the llanies, escaping harm.
Emperor William, during a recent con
vernation with United States Ambassador
White, said: "It Is important that Amer
lea should not think that either myself or
niy government entertain unfriendly feel-
iiirs toward the union in consequence of
Hie war with Spain. Tlie millions of Germans in America would not understand it
i' their fatherland did not entertain a
friendly feeling in this conflict toward
their new home."
There is a growing opinion at Key West
that the ii|M'iily expressed sympathy of
Franca for Spain Is taking on a serious
I'luise, and that she Is furnishing the latter material aid. It haa lieen charged that
the Lafayette, which was rclcnsed after
being captured whilo trying to run the
blockade, carried to Cuba arms and sev
erol S-ianiah officers in disguise.
Edward Barrett has resigned as pres-
I'limt of the United Hatters of North Am-
♦rlca.
THE TURN OF LIFE.
Owing to modern methods of living
not one woman in a thousand at>
preaches this perfectly natural change
without experiencing a train of very
annoying and sometimes painful symptoms. *   r
Those dreadful hot flashes, sending
the blood surging to tho heart until it
seems ready to
burst, and tha
faint feeling
that follows,
sometimes
with chills, aa
if the heart
were going to
stop for
good, ore
symptoms
of a dangerous
nervous trouble. The nerves are crying out for asslatance. The cry should
be heeded In time. Lydla E. Pink-
ham's Vegetable Compound was prepared to meet the needs of -woman's
system at this trying period of her life.
Miih. Dei.i.a Watson, 524 West 5th
St, Cincinnati, Ohio, says:
" I have been using Lydla E. Pink-
ham's Vegetable Compound for some
time during the change of life and it
has been a saviour of life unto me.
I can cheerfully recommend it to all women, and I know it will give permanent
relief. I would be glad to relate my experience to any sufferer."
TO   BOMBARD   CUBAN   PORTS.
The London Lancet continues its war
on the dangerous habit of kissing the Bible in courts. It calls this habit "a comparatively modern and useless innovation."
AN OPEN L-TT-N YO MOTHERS.
We are asserting; In the courts our right to the
exclusive use or the word "CASTORIA," and
" mCHKR'BCASTORIA," as ourTrade Mark.
I, Dr. Samuel Pitcher, of Hyannis, Massachusetts,
was Ihe originator of " HTCHER'S CASTORIA,"
tbe same that has borne and does now bear thc
fr.c-simile signature of CIIAS. H. FLETCHER oa
every wiapper. This is the original" PITCHER'S
CASTORIA " which has been used in the homes
of the mothers of America for over thirty year-
Look Carefully at the wrapper and see that it it
(he hind you have always bought, and has tbe
signature of CHAS. H. FLETCHER on the
wrapper. No one has authority from me to use
_y name except Thc Centaur Company of which
3uu. H. Fletcher is President.
March 8, 1897.        SAMUEL PITCHER, SUA
A man doing light work needs about 17
ounces of food per day; doing hard work,
30 ounces. For very hard physical labor,
45 ounces are ncces-iary.
State of Ohio, City of Toledo. Lucas Co., ss.
Frank J. Cheney makes oath that he la the
senior partner of the ftrro of F. J. Cheney A
Co., doing business In the City of Toledo, County and State aforesaid, and that said firm will
pay the sum of ONK HUNDRED DOLLARS
for each and every case of Catarrh that can
not be cured by the use of Hall's Catarrh Cure.
FRANK J. CHENEY.
Bwom and subscribed to before me and subscribed In my presence, this 6th day of December. A.  D.   I8SS. A. W.  OLBASON,
iHwtl ) Notary Public.
Hall's Catarrh Cure la taken internally, and
acta directly on the blood and mucous surfaces
of the system.    Rend for testlmonlala, free.
K.  1. CHKNEY A CO.. Toledo, O.
Bold by druggists, 75c.
Halt's Family Pills are the best.
■'resident McKinley Said to Hnve
Abandoned Ihe Peaceful Blockade Idea—To Command the Corpa
—Movement of Troop.—More Soldier*  will  He  Needed.
Rain falls on thc eastern coast of Ireland about 208 days in tlie year.
[ITS Pcrma-KiiUy Cured. No fits or nervonsnes
• II* after first day's use of Dr. Kline's Ureal
Nervr itastore-r. Bend for FKKK •s.OO trial
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Very many short-sighted people have
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1 believe my prompt use of Plso's Cure
prevented quick consumption.—Mrs. I/U-
cy Wallace, Marquette, Kans., Dec. 12, '96.
Thc great barrier reef along tlie coast of
Australia is about 1500 miles long, the
work of coral insects.
Chicago, May 1(1.-A special to the
•Journal from Washington says: President McKinley has abandoned his peaceful blockade idea. Orders were today
en hied to the commander of the blockading squadron that will give him an op-
port-JOlty fa turn his ships loose on nil
the fortifleitions where resistance is offered. Kvery Cuban port that is strongly
protected will be attacked and the bombardment will be kept up until the Spanish guns are silenced and all gunboats are
sunk.    0-
/'•tflockndlnK Fleet Warned.
Sw York, May 10. —The Evening
s Key West special says: The block-
ndcrs on the south of Cuba have been
warned that thc Spanish squadron is reported off Venezuela bound north, and to
double their vigilance. Powerful vessels,
whieh it is not necessary to name, will be
ready to aid the ships stationed there in
resisting the progress of the enemy. And
there is small chance that the Spanish
will lie able to enter CienftiegoB, a fortified *Hirt desirable to them on account of
huge coaling facilities and machine shops,
as both of our squadrons are informed
about the course of the Spanish fleet.
The Spanish fleet.
New York, May 10.—A dispatch to the
Herald from Cunicoa, May lo, says: The
Spanish cruisers Vizeaya and Maria Teresa left this port at 0 o'clock this evening. Their destination is unknown. The
four other Spanish warships which were
off the ha 11 ii ir disappeared about noon,
hut this evening one of the torpedo boat
destroyers was sighted again. While here
the two warships took on a small quantity of coal and provisions. Their departure was due to our government's requesting them to leave, as provided in thc decree of neutrality. There were no colliers
with the fleet. Nothing is known as to
their boilers. A rumor says there arc
some commercial ships in this vicinity.
Siimiison at Cape Hii> 11.
Washington, May 10.—Admiral Sampson has reported to the navy department
from Cape Haytien and says he now will
go to Cienfuegos.
To Command the Corps.
Washington, May 10.—As the result of
a conference between the president and
Secretary Alger, the selection of officers to
command the seven corps into which the
army is to be divided was made. The
First corps, to be mobilized near Falls
Church, Ya., is to lie commanded by Major Genera] Grahamj Major Oeneml Wilson will have, command of the Sixth corps,
Chickamaugu, and Major General Lee will
command the Seventh corps, Cliickamau-
go. Other corps assignments have been
provisionally made, but will not be announced until finally decided upon.
The vacancy in the command of the
department of the east, earned by the appointment of Major (Jeneral Merritt as
governor general of the Philippines, will
lie temporarily filled by Hrigadier tlen-
eral It. T. Frank, formerly colonel of the
First artillery.
Moving Troops.
Washington, May 10.—Adjutant ("en-
eral Corbin directed the troops that are
ready to move to proceed at once to their
rendezvous. The following troops go to
Sun Francisco: Fourteenth Kansas, one
battalion of Wyoming infantry, two butteries and one troop from Ctah.
ArmiiiK   the   Soldiers.
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to Manila. Yesterday there arrived for
it 200,000 rounds of cartridges and 1200
new Springfield rifles from the Benicia
arsenal. Today 200,000 more cartridges
will arrive. The Seventh regiment is
scheduled to move from two to four days
later than the First, though nothing positive is known as to its time of departure.
More Volunteers.
Washington, Mny 16.—"There will unquestionably be a second call for volun-
teeiM," says a well known western republican senator who holds intimate personal
relations with Secretary Alger. "To properly hold the Philippines we shall find
30,000 to 50,000 men none too many. To
clean up mutters in Cuba in a quick manner we shall need not far from 200,000.
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in the field we find ourselves short about
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volunteers. 1 also understand the secretary of war and General Miles agree with
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Iteleaae Promised.
New York, May 16.—A special from
Key West to the Evening World says:
The World's correspondents imprisoned in
Fort Cabanas in Cuba are saved. General Blanco has courteously acceded to
the representations made to him by the
United States special government agent,
Lieutenant Brainerd of the navy. An
quickly as two Spanish officers can reach
Key West they will be taken to Havana
under a white flag to be exchanged, and
the World correspondents will be brought
back to Key West by the same special
steamer. The London Times' well known
correspondent, Knight, and the British
consul general in Havana acted vigorously in the matter. Lieutenant Brainerd
reports that the docks at Havana were
lined yesterday with angry people.
Supposed   Spies   Arrested.
New York, May 16.—Locked up in the
guardhouse at Sandy Hook are three men
who were discovered prowling about the
Hook in a small catboat and who were
captured hy the coast patrol. The men
could not give a satisfactory explanation
of their presence in the waters near the
for1 ilicut ions and adjacent to the mine
fields, and were therefore made prisoners
and turned over to tlie authorities on the
Hook.
Meat.   Rowan   Reporta.
New York, May 16.—A dispatch to the
Times from Tampa says: Lieutenant A.
S. Rowan has just completed the report
of his daring trip to tlie camp of General
Garcia. The report has just been made to
Colonel A. S. Wagner, the head of the bureau of information of the army of invasion. Lieutenant Rowan ventured a passage hy sea of more than 300 miles in an
open boat, twice running the gauntlet of
the Spanish patrol boats and going with
a single guide across the island in the
preseiue of 40,000 soldiers. It is said that
Lieutenant Rowan has brought to the
army information that from a military
point of view is invaluable.
Spain  Protata.
Washington, May 14.—Official information has been received here that the Spanish government has filed protest in Paris
a'gainst tho permission given by the
French authorities at Martinique to the
United Stataa auxiliary cruiser Harvard
to remain in the harbor of St. Pierre for
repairs.
AIL ABOUND MABKET BEP0ET.
Wheat    Oaotatlona,    Wool    Figures
■and tha Pried of Produce.
Following are the local quotations.
Wholesale prices are given unless otherwise quoted:
Wheat at the warehouse—Country-
points: Club, bulk Toe, sacked 78c; blue-
stem, bulk 78c, sacked 81c. At Spokane:
Hub, bulk 70c, sacked 77c; bluestem,
bulk 70c. sacked 82c.
Oats—At Spokane f. o. b., $21.
Burley—Country poiuts f. o. b., 9*2(S03c
per cwt.
Rye—Country points f. o. b., 0"i@70c
per cwt.
Flour—Per barrel -Plansifter, $4.7.> *.
Superb. Jf4.-K); Spokane, $1.25.
Feed -Bran and shorts, $13 per ton-
shorts, $14; bran, $12; pilled barley. $19:
chicken feed, $23(«2.'i.
Corn-Whole, $23: cracked, $24.
Hay—Timothy, $ 10ft? 11 per ton; wheat
hay, $10: alfalfa, $10.
Pjwja   -flumill  $4.25@4.75.
Wool—Fine medium, 6®7c per lb; ma
ilium, R@6c per lb.
Produce—Fancy creamery butter, 40
and ii" lh tubs, Bio per lb; 5, 10 and .0 II.
tubs, 22c; prints, 22c; California butter,
25@26c lb; country butter in rolls, 20@
23c per lb; cooking butter, 16c; eastern
creamery, prints, 23c; cheese, twin, full
cream, 13@14c; cheese, twin, skim milk,
9\i@10c; 'ranch eggs, $4@4.25; honey,
white comb, 13}@14c; fancy, 15c per Tb.
Vegetttbles^-Potatoes, 30@32c per cwt;
cabbage, 75c per cwt; turnips, 75c per
cwt; beets, 75c per cwt: onions, $1.50®
1.75 per ewt; beans, 1J@1| per lb; --quash
$1.10 per dozen.
Poultry—Chickens, live weight, 9@10c
per lb; dressed, 11® 12c; turkeys, live, 11
@12c; dressed, 12@13c; ducks, live, 10c;
dressed, ll@12c per lb; geese, live, 10(5
lie; dressed, 12@12Jc.
Meata—Beef cows, live, $3@3.25 per
cwt; dressed, $6@6.50; steers, live, $3.26
@3.50; dressed, $8@8.50; hogs, live, $5.75
(till; dressed, $7@7.50; mutton, live, 4@
4Jc per lb; lamb, 12Jc, wholesale.
Portland, May 14.—There was a slight
lull in the wheat business today. Ninety
four cents was the ruling quotation for
Portland delivery.
San Francisco, May 14.—Wheat is firm
on call, but spot prices are unchanged.
Metala.
Bar silver, 56(c.
San Francisco, May 14.—Silver bars.
56}c; Mexican dollars, 45c.
1-ikc copper—Quiet; broker', $11.50.
Lead—Quiet; brokers', $3.50.
A doctor says tliat the growth of children takes place entirely when they are
asleep.
n. bum set a ip.
HAVANA STEAMEBS THE BAFT.
Tried to I.ure American Warships
Into a Storm of Projectiles—Too
Cuunlitic to Be Cnosht, bnt l.nve
the Dona a Fast  Rnn.
Key West, May 15.—Captain General
Blanco two hours before sundown yesterday attempted to exechtc a ruse which,
if successful would have cleared the front
of Havana of six ships on that blockading
station. Unable to come out to do battle he adopted the tactics of the spider
and cunningly planned to draw the prey
into his net; but, though a clever and
pretty scheme as an original proposition,
it was practically a repetition of the trick
of which the gunboat Vicksburg and the
little converted revenue cutter Morrill
were decoyed by a fishing smack under
the big Krupp guns of Santa Clara butteries. Thanks to bad gunnery, both
ships on that occasion managed to get
out of range without being sunk, though
some of the shell., burst close aboard, and
the Yicksburg's ladder was cut adrift.
The wary are never caught twice in the
same trap.
The Bait  Sailed Ont.
Late yesterday afternoon the ships on
the Havana station were du in founded to
see two ships steam out of Havana harbor
and head east. Dense smoke was streaming like black ribbons from their stacks,
and a glance showed that they were under a full head of steam. By aid of glasses Commodore Lilly of the Mayflower,
which was flying thc pennant, made out
the larger of the two vessels, which was
about 200 feet long and of about 4000
tons displacement, to be the Alfonso XII..
and the smaller one to be the Le Gazpi,
both of which were known to be bottled
up in Havana harbor. At first he supposed they were taking advantage of the
absence of the heavy firing ships and
were making a bona fide run for the open
sea. As superior officer, he signaled the
other ships on the station, the Vicksburg.
Annapolis, Wasp, Tecumseh and Osceola,
which were moving in to form a column
in echelon with the gunboats on the
right flank. The little squadron moved
in obliquely toward the fleeing Spaniards,
keeping up a running fire as they went.
Tlie Alfonso and her consort circled in
shore about five miles below*, and after
running in for half an hour headed in for
Moro castle. Our gunboats and thin-
skinned vessels of the mosquito fleet did
not follow them in.
Lilly   Smv   the   Rnae.
Commander Lilly saw that the wily
Spanish ruse was to draw them iu under
the fire of the heavy butteries, where the
Spanish artillery officer* could plot out
the exact range with their telemetres and
pot them. So the return was made in
line ahead parallel with the shore.
Commander Lilly hud not been mistaken. As his ships eume abreast of the
Santa Clam batteries Uie big guns open
ed and fired 13 shells at a distance of
about five miles. The range was badly
judged, as more than half Uie shells overshot the mark and others fell short, some
as much as a mile.
SPANIARDS WERE IN AMBUSH
Hnd   Erected   Strong   Portlfleations
and Mlinked Batterlea.
Key West, May 14.—The United States
cruiser Murblehead, gunboat Nashville
and auxiliary' cruiser Windom steamed
up to the harbor of Cienfuegos Wednes
day morning with orders to cut thc cable
connecting Havana with Santiago de
Cuba. This task was accomplished, but
only after a terrific tight between our
warships nnd several thousand Spanish
troops, which lined the shore and were
concealed behind improvised breastworks.
Soon after the arrival of the warships
off Cienfuegos, four boats were launched
nnd proceeded inshore for the purpose of
grappling for the cable in order to cut it.
The warships lay to nbout 1000 yards or
more off the harbor. It was observed
that the S|*anish troops had assembled
along shore but it WM not known that
heavy gui;s hn/1 lieen placed in masked
batteries and that the old lighthouse batteries on the neck of land had been trans,
formed into n formidable fort.
Tho small lx-iils proceeded cautiously
-and for mors than an hour worked unmolested on the cable. When the work wus
about completed a shore battery fired
a. shell at the bouts. It wns followed by
others and the Spanish iiifunlry opened
fire then with their rifles. Then, like a
flash the Mnrbleliend sent a shell inland and followed it with a perfect shower
of shot. Then the Windom cut loose
with her 4-pounder.
In the meanwhile Spanish bullets flew
in every direction around the small bouts.
The blue jackets were not dismayed, and
protected by the terrific return fire by
the warships, the work wus continued and
the cable cut.
When thc boats returned to the ships,
Regan, who was in one of the Mnrble-
hend's boats, of which there were two,
was found to have been killed. Six men
were badly wounded.
Tho Spaniards had by this Unic suffered severe loss. Their shots from the
lighthouse struck the warships several
times and although they did not do much
damage, the firo aroused the determination of the American officers to exterminate the forts. Thereafter, for a moment,
the fire of the ships was concentrated
on the lighthouse and the improvised fort
was blown to pieces. As there were
great numbers of the Spanish in nnd behind the fort nt the time, there is no
doubt that many of them were killed.
The. Murlilchetid and Nashville used their
heaviest guns us well n.s their small rapid-
firing guns nnd an hundred shots were
thrown into the Spanish troops.
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The Dead and Wonnded.
Washington, May 14.—The following
telegram came to the navy department,
this afternoon from Commodore Remey:
"Key West, May 14.—Secretary of the
Navyi Tlie Windom arrived this morning with the following dead or wounded:
Patrick Regun, private marine, dead.
Herman W. Kuehneister, private murine, shot through the jaw, probably fatally.
Hairy Hendrickson, seaman, shot
through the liver, probably fatal.
Ernest Suntenic, apprentice, fracture of
the right leg.
John J. Dornn, boatswain's mate, gunshot in the right buttock.
Josn Davis, gunner's mate, wound in
the right leg.
William Levery, apprentice, wound in
the left leg.
Robert Volt/., seaman on the Nashville,
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Lieutenant Cameron, of the Windom,
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The casualties occurred in cutting the
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Spain lias lost less than a dcien men in
throe weeks fighting, while Italy at
peace with the world loses 1000 men
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The first Chinaman has appeared in
Oranbrook, says the Herald of that
city, and will act, doubtless, as the
forerunner of many of(his kind. While
only one is to deal with, the citizens of
that town had better pitch him out
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Fire Insurance and General Agents,
ci-ososMINING BROKEnS.OKKS
51*' agent for Silverton Townsite.
SILVERTON, 3. C.
J; G. GORDON,
NlflfiK, RG4L ESTATE, COXVEYAIIGER
NOTARY PUBLIC.
8lLVERTO$,      -
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VI
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EDUCATION,
Notice is hereby given that the annual
examination of candidates for certificate."!
of qualification to teach in the Public
Schools of tha Province wilt bo held as
follows, commencing on Monday, July
4th, 1898, at 8:45 a. tn. :-
Victoria".. In   South   Parj}    School
1 Building.
Vsnrouver. In High School Building.
Kamloops   . In Public School Building.
Each applicant must forward a notice,
thirty days belore the examination,'stating the claesVeind grade of certificate
for which lie will bo a candidate, the optional subjects selected, and nt which of
the above-named places he will attend,
i 'EVery notice of intention to be nn
applicant must be accompanied with
satisfactory testimonial of moral character.
Candidates are notified that all of the
above requirements must be futilled
before their applications tan be filed.
Alljcandidates for First Class, Grade A,
Certificates, including Graduates, must
attend in Victoria to take the subjects
prescribed for July 1.1th. and 14th
rnstants, and to undergo required oral
examination.
K. D. POPE.
Superintendent of Education.
Education Office,
Victoria, May 4th,   1898.
NOTICE.
Parties catting wood .on the property
of the Silverton Townsite, or removing
same will be prosecuted. Squatters are
also warned not to trespass on said property.
SILVERTON TOWNSITE,
by Cross St Co., Agents.
HELLO
1'. Pyuian is again
in the Jewelry Business and is prepared to attend to
all classes of "•• ■
Watch & Clock
Repairing.
'    NKW DENVER, B.C.
E>. O. NELSON
—.DEALER IN	
Fruits and Confectionery, Tobaccos,
CIGARS, ETC.
FISHING TACKLES OF ALL KINDS
Novels, Blank Books,
Blank Legal Forms,
Subscription received
for all newspapers and
magazines.
SILVERTON,       •      •>   .   -
Tiik impression seem to prevail in
seme quarters in town that tho agitation regarding the closing of the barrooms on Sunday was caused through
local influnces being brought to bear
on the authoritjes. This idea is altogether erroneous as the order given the
local hotel- keepers has been given to
hotel-keepers in every town in the
district. If the bar rooms in all towns
had been conducted in as otderly a
manner as those among os, tbo order
would have been unnecessary.
The simple message " Gladstone is
dead "which flashed over the wire
around the world, was heard by all
with deep regret. Although the end
of a glorious lifo has been daily expected the oews was none the less a
ihock to every member of the Anglo-
Saxon race.
Mr. Gladstone was 89 years old and
was until a couple of years ago a
member of the House of Commons
continuously since 1830* He saw
George III on ths throne of Engltmd
and served as adviser Jo George IV,
William IV and Queeu Victoria. He
served Great Brijkian as a member of
parliament, a member of the Cabinet,
as Premier and as leader of the Opposition. Although repeatedly offered
to him, Mr. Gladstone lefused all offers
of an earldom and gloried in the name
of the Great Commoner.
Ono more of the great men of Eng-
lani has gone.
t
t
Pax's   Saxsapaxillffc
MADE FIOM TBE ACTIVE PRISCIPIK8 IF
mmmu \w oregon grape mot        v
i
r The  Best  Spri&g ';^|^^iie..jj
making Pure Blood"
Bee that yon get the GENUINE        •;   .-....,     *   s. -; <-.    :
Fax's Sarsapa-clUfi.
THE LOCAL LAMT.
c.
<}0 TO
Mrs.   Matheson
For Dress    Goods.   Millinery, fancy
goods. Confectioner and Data r.
NEW DENVER,
B.  C
SODA
WATER
Best Brands Made In Canada
OF
Ginger Ale,  Lemonade,   Sarsaparilla,
Ginger Beer, Etc.  Syrups, Raspberry, Gum, Grenadine,
Orgeat, Etc.    "''
or HORPE &CO
I™.   n«™ ; mm
CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS
NOTICE.- "Cliff and  Cliff Fraction"
Mineral Claims;situate in the Slocan
Mining Division of   West Kootenay
District.    Where   located:—On the
North side of Four-Mile creek adjoining the "Standard" Mineral Claim.
Take notice that I,   Francis J. O'Reilly
of Silverton, as agent for E. M.~andi-
liimis, Free Miner's Certificate No. 86121,
intend sixty days from the date hereof, to
apply to tho Minim; Recorder for Certificates of Improvements, for the purpose of obtaining Crown Grants of both
the above claims.
And further take notice that action,
under .section 37, must be commenced
before the issuance of such Certificates
of Improvements.
luted this  Dili day of May, 1898.
Francis J. O'Kkiixt
What Dr. A. E. Baiter Says.
Buffalo, N.Y.—Gents:—From my per-
sonal knowledge, gained in observing
the effect of your Shilob's Cure in cases
of advanced Consumption, I am prepared to sav it is tbe most remarkable
Remedv tbat has ever been brought to
my attention. It has certainly saved
many from consumption.   Sold at
The Silverton Drug Store, t
Stop that Cough, I Take warning. It
may lead to Consumption. A 25c bottle
of bhlloh's Cure may save your life.
Sold at
The Silverton Drug Store, t
Ed Nelson has a few copies of Ogilvle's
Official Guide to th* Klondyke, issued
by tbe direction of the Dominion Government, for sale. +
The
we,   in
till!
representative,
Slocan, want is one who is thoroulily
acquainted with our district. One
who has interests among ut: who has
made and will make the Slocan his
home; who can present our claims
before the government in a manner
that will im (-ive recognizition and one
who has proven while amongst us the
possession of the business knowledge
calculated to make a fitting representative fortius, the richest section
of this rich provR-nce.
Tub transformation of Lake Ave.
accomplished in the last few weeks
is a proof of the unlounded faith of
our citizens in our camp. With the
exception of #150. subscribed by the
Silverton Townsite Co. th,e entire work
of grading the street and laying good
substantial sidewalks w..s done by the
citiz'ns alone. Volunteers in plenty
were quickly found to assist in ilii-
pubiic enterprise and the result is one
which every citizen of our town must
be proud of. What Silverton is to-day
is due solely to the class of people who
comprise her citizius, Much has boon
done for Silverton by her citizens
under galling circumstances, of which
only we know.
Right on tbe heels of the man who
started tho rumor that the Americans
had placed guards upon their public
libraries so nf to protect the marazines,
comes the man who asserts that the
Salvation Army has purchased the
wreck of the Maine so as to make a
worciy of it. Really there is no
keeping up with the reports in circulation. It is not true that the
Bostonians Lave planted «& baam this
spring for tte fear they might be
shelled by the Spaniards-, nor is it true
that the Americans will go largely
into the manufacture of canlhandes
aftT they make the Spanish fly. The
only report that has not sufficent contradiction is that one which Gen.
Blanco gave the world regarding the
awful slaughter and carnage at
MantaziS, whore the m'ulo was bombarded to death by an American
warship. It stands out clear and
unmistakable among the rains of exploded war " news ".
An effort should be made here to
secure one of the sets of books to be
issued as a free circulating library by
our Provincial Govern'rent. All that
is required will be to secure the signatures of a limited number of adult
citizens to a petition asking for the
Library and to forward this with six
dollars (to cover cost cf case etc.) to
R E. Gosuell, Provincial Librarian.
The books are devoted principally to
mining but include also works of fiction by standard writers. After three
■ninths, that set will be exchanged
for one sent to some other town, the
charge of transportation b-ing tbe
only expense incurred. The number
of sets requited in the province will
b * n any. Wo ahould act at once if we
wish to take a-1 vantage of this opportunity.
IT SHOULD BE STOPPED.
A Slocan City man wbo was recently
on a business visit to up the lake points,
reports tbat garbage and all kinds of
refuse are being dumped into the lake at
a point about one-half a mile above Silverton, which is presumably the waste
matter of tho town. If such is the case
the authorities shonhi put a stop to it,
for if sucb work is continued it will be
the means of breeding disease. The
lake makes a bandy dump yard but to
use it for that purpose is imperiling the
lives of those who live along its shores.
The matter should be investigated.—-
Slocan City News.
We infer from reading the above
that some resident of the ambitions
city at the foot of the lake has espied
the accumulation of tin cans collected
for some inscrutable reason by tbe
late dwellers at what ia locally known
as the Hog Ranch. We can assure
our Slocan City friends that thn Lake
is not boing used aa a dumping-ground
The responsibility for the can pile
rests with one who has lately gone into
farming on the New Denver townsite.
On the evening of   last  Wednesday
England* Grand Old Man passed away.
Il* no Province in the Dominion is
the average of intelligence of the
voters so high as in British Columbia.
Here iu this new land, ni.*.. are taught
to rely on themselvei.iyid .the-ir.own
judgement, dd party ties and banters
are broken down, people are more
liberal in ttyeir views and file old a-so-
ciations and party , l>mUffi are Jeljc
behind. So each .voter uses hi* head,
reasons the situation out for    himself
and casts his vote with anintiltigener*
*" . i J
met with no where rise in thn Dominion. The party with a fixed pol-cy that
can b» laid before the people, showing
itself to be for the benefit and advane-
raent of th» province, will be
sustained at the polls in the coming
election. Tne old cry of Grit and
Tory is a back number and will cut
no figure. Tbe voter who casts hit
vote for a political party because hi a
father or grandfather voted that ticket
should shake off old predudices remember that this is a local election,
only local matters are to be dealt with.
A muzzel should bo placed on those
stump orators who insist in occupying
the voters time explaining the Manitoba school question and other subjects
entirely foreign to the issues of this
election. Tho age of flint and steel
is past and " the world do move " so
keep abrest of the times, use the head
God Almighty gave you} vote for the
best man irrespective of party: remember what is for tho good of tho
province as a whole is for your g<od
individually.
II. H, Pitts paid Silverton n vh_> on
Sunday.
Public school inspector. Burns vi-lted
our town on Saturday last.
Axel I.arsen hns returned from a weeks
visit tj N-lson.
H. B. Alexonder and M. 11. W. Roth-
born were in town Monday.
The New Denver Brass Band have
been engaged to play ut Ktisl j on May
24th.
James Beveridjje, Vancouver, was registered at the Thorburn House lust
Monday.
R. Milloy has « nfored inton contract
with tlm townsite company to clear the
streets over the bridge.
A furnished lion*- ami lot will be
raffled on the 24th iust. Drawing takes
place at the Lakevievr II itel at 8 p.in.
For Constipation take Karl'* Clover
Root Tea, the great Blood Purifier Cures
Headache, Nervousness, Eruptions of
the face, snd makes the head as clear as
a bell.   Sold at
Tho Silverton Drug Store, t
.   i   .
Music for onr celebration will be furnished bv the Slocan City Baud of which
Sloc.ui City has so many reasons   to be
protind. .   ' • •    '
Mr. Criles, air 'niakn iuspoi lor and in-
utructor of the C.P.R.. iiiudo au iucper-
tinii of tbo Nakiriii St Slocan branch last
week.
We are sorry we were out Srhen the
representatives of of onr Townsite Corn-
pan v called at tl.e Sn.vKiiTosiiN o(Hi*e
while in town lust Monday.
AS OTHERS,._EE.lfe. -
"0 beerver-P. who passed tnrougli. our
district for Hie Kaslo Nbws, has the following to say of the Slocan lake towns;
"With the plachl mimt of 8loc_ri lake
shimmering in the distance, tlie .Observer ft'-proached (he iiietropohi' _t the.
month ot Carpenter creek. Tho grave-
like stillness seemed almost*- tiiibrojim
on its thoroughfares, until wo heard
quick steps and then we saw genisl
Billy Twiss of Kaslo. He was hunting
for business—.ind getting it, too, there-
by proving the falsify of ihe minor that
the last sad. rites bad been said over Ibe
town. GreeUnm were ex«lian«*ej with
the editor and financier of tho Ledge,
who by'tlie way undoubtedly'''has the
most complete newapauer mannfuctur-
ing establishment in 'the Eootcyi)R -
albeit just aboflt #»tears ahead" of aty
possible needs. Lowrery.. i.s a far-see-ing
individual. • •'..
"Silverton is still on -veil, and just at
present is binding every: energy towards the biggest ceUibrstion ever held
on Slocan lake, on the Queen's Bittli -
day.
"Slocan City has Dow sett ltd down to
business. Last year it was badJr affert-
e.l b> Die prevalent buom fever,  but is
now r«coieriii_."
IN THE WET.
I
"The longest may round U the shortest way home,"  thus  sang  our  friend
Tom Huolihan as he plodded, llmwub
the bush, homo   from   tiio   ring .Knot
claim on   Four   Mil**   via  the  Uale_*
Miues.    .Vci'oiiipanii'fj Hy Dan ami. J_»
Rramlufi. Tuui *£• »x|ertiiig  the I'iii"
Tbe following frmn abroad were guests I Knot.   After   the  formation   lisd Hem
at the Victoria Hotel Ibis we.*k .—R. M.  studied and the trci*»l taken It was <k-
Glas-*,   Granl.y, P. Q , .loHn Campbell,  ei-led by. the trio U tokf.* arhirt  cut l.i
Lord Abcr.lecn h.i-i luii'tcil in lll-i re-
siauation as Governor ireneral of Canada, to the Qni-en. He will probably br
succeeded by th ■ Kail of Sleoorue.
Rossland, ami E. J. Hall, I'oitland
Janie.i Ciiisliolni, a truilp,' ivli >' wis
begging only lost week in Yu*iir, (lied in
that place last Wedtihst.iy. Certilli-.iiei
of  del'ioVli  fur  foJO  Irefo fuuud on his
uertl'Jll.
tjie wagon loadai-niH) U**«ts50ite. i 'After
ile.-ccnding tbe hill Tow et**r\e4 to iKron
a I',*, but tha log was.. a!ipp__y.*itil Tom
**■.!« not hli u p-itMsl   'i\ nM.*>ays Hij w»t*r
.<v4ri quite chilly, to»).i. lfi» hat—a Hm>
Freeman ll listead wlij hns rco ive,I n ' sou—eatue home via the creek Ult uuc
nine veiiw sentence nsan iillege.l Amei-1 ,| „„p dud j„ii;v friend c-KU'lu led that in
lean spv in San Juan.   Porto ilii-o.  la a  t'-   .' .i '     _ ' ■ _•..     .a      •  Lti
Cinnili,,...   He was  ..on,  .,,,,1  brought  ^ **?- <*•««>•-*"0*"1'*10" *» pnhl.c-
up in Burlington, Out. ity of Lako Ave.  was   too   lonspteuon*.
__!.   -.,... «"d took   tin,-  path   ineo^loned above.
oi   the  Silverton  Town«ite Company,  esperieace tluy are no longer tend#rfc*t
Limited, wbicb wiJI   be loiind   on   the | but proc'peutora, tried and truei     •
fifth page of this i-n-uc.   . j .   ,. .  ...■**'
The wire knick knack nun ami Ibe
disabled beggar have been getting in
their tine work in town.    Soon the open
MINING RECOKU*-
Following   is a complete lint of the
air performer and thc   patent   medicine   mining transactions recorded during lbs-
fakir will appear on the scdiie
CELEBRATION NOTES.
Visitors are requested not to get themselves entangled in the ropes during the
baloon ascension. His chances are good
for hurting somebody when he lights.
All 100 to 1 shots m Hie horse races are
guaranteed by the committee to win.
The band will play "Steel Away" during tbe drilling contest. N.B. This joke
is copyrighted.
The police have orders to arrest all
cacght telling fish or dog stories, all fond
couples holding bands, -('siting editors,
strange dogs not accompanied by their
guanlianH or parents, and cigarettes
fiends with duck pants.
Dr. Brouse of New Denver, has t pared
no expense in preparing the luw» tenuw
court near tbo bospitul, and bis gcuer-
oiis action in presenting the use of it to
tho lawn tennis club of bis town ii sure
to be greatly appreciated.
Sbiloh's Consumption Cure cures
wbere others fail. It ia the leading
Cough Cure, and no home should be
without it. Fleaaant lo tako and goes
right to the spot.   Hold at
The ■"•ilveitun Drug Store, t
Jhe popular proprietor of ilie U.K.
barbershop and V. V. Liehscher, Silver-
tons knight of the needle and shears,
have bad'their respective plaocn'of business tastefully painted. Wq mav add
here to some others ol oUr hoaso holders
oo Lnke Ave: "Go thou'and do likewise."
Mr. Jorand, ono of DenvorV legal
lights, met with an accident while out
canoeing lust Saturday. In trying to
face tbe rush oi water at the mouth of
Carpenter creek bis canoe was upset
and he was carried nearly half a miloout
into the lake before help could reach
him. Mr. Saunders went to the rescue
with a rowboat and brought him and the
canoe ashore. Outside of a good ducking in the chilly waters of the lake, Mr.
Jorand is none the worso lor bis experience.
Karl's Clover Root Tea, for Constipation it's the best and if after using it vou
don't say so, return tbe package and get
your money.   Sold at
The Silverton Drug Store. +
PUT ON EXHIBITION.
W. S. Clark, our local C. P. $. agent,
bas received a fine ore cabinet for (br
display of specimens from the mines at
the wharf. Mine owners should see that
thia cabinet is filled with specimens
from their properties as a good display
made where the travelling public can
see it Is a good liberal advertisement for
our district. As many specimens ns
possilbe should be drought in before the
24th as our town will be full of strangers
on that date.
week for the Slocan Mining Division;
•suv |)i:nvi*.^--j,oc„-;l.»\#-.
May II—Wren. Slocan late, ittorte
Letder
Mny 12— Keyoer Fraction, Cnrr*ut*jr
Leonard B Keyser
Dixie, Sandon, A P Horton.
May   13t— Wallaei*.    Goat   niountaiti,
Aiiioh llii»ni,isoii
Sligo Fraction, tame, W D MitWbell
May 14—Interior,   Payne  luuaqtaiit,
John I Kelly
Jersey Girl, Wilson. E J Van-itooe
A nut ilia. Fennell, D Brill Irving '
Emma fractional, N»w  Denver, ri T
Walker *,   , '
Gklena, Galena Farm,' Edward  St**;*-
att '■
Dewev, Howpom, Goo W Hughes
Merritt, same, A .1 Becker        . '.' '. '
Sampson, same, C J Litewen
Miles, same, Oscsr Burbaiik      ,     \r.
May!"—Vorte-i anil'Pirate, SHverh*''.
Perry Aituffn      * "
AfcSKSSME.'.TS.
May 10-Fraiikliq,   Grey Eagle,"'flie
flonj Bromide, March   Bird   I'ractiwal.
Mav 11-Winter Resort, EWrn, .Victoria. Spike'.
Msy 12-Freeport, BohVla, 9ein,Tthi-
tier Lake .¥»*--   '•
May 13—Magg-io Mac '. *    r'
May lti-Floreuce. Biin*tellW.k. New
Columbia. Cbarletou, Cliff Extenliun,
Cliff, Robbin, Carbonate, Mahoning
BARGAIN
For a few days only,   110 feet front
on Lake Ave., at one-half list price.
CROSS St CO,, Agents.
THE PRINTER'S "SAM" OF LIs'E,
Lives of poor men oft remind us
Honest men dont get a chance;
The more rio work there grows behind
•   us'
Bigger patchew on our pants.
On our pants once new and glossy,
Now are stripes of different hue,
All because subscribers linger
And don't pay up what Is due.
Then let us be up and doing,
Send in your mite however small,
Or when the spow of winter strikes us
Wonhall have no pants nt all,
Mooso Jaw Times.
May 17-Elite, Black Diamond, M._i)l-;
lorNo2,.' .-,:.■">•'•'•••
A grant of water right of 20 iucl»rt out:
of a small croek tributary to CarpeOfet.
has been given to Chas P Simpson
-• "'  i. jir'" «_'-
-S'RANSrEBS • •
May 10-Turris M, Da»ld Matheson to->
Amos Thompson, Oct \\ 'W * J
Maggie Mae U, Neil M.-Innls to Frctf-
Pllebecher '*
May 12-8oho 1-12, Jos  V  Ryan  t<t:
Henry Eummolon, Apr 20, $600
Kewatts Jtf, Alfred Lorin^x to FfWffi
fobson,'Feb4        ,,';'  i. .■':...'■■■'..     A?
May 13—Dewery %. Geo Crawford ti^*
David Bremner aud l'houipsoii, May Vk
May 16-8ilverton Boy %, 3 t C «.
Walter E Gravelry to Chas E Hope,
Mcli 17 ;„
Sodieji, Howard p.Cameron to Wn'
Forvey, Mcli 14 Uf
Stme, same to L C Cook, same -J,
Mollie X, JohlrNuoh to' S»m_*l Watson, April 25, fl50      - -   --•«
Howsen te M'm GoirWer, Ap.- -ft.^ -    *

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