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The Silvertonian 1898-03-12

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tfiirl: Will be RcsHined at the Alpha
in a Short Time.
»-|„. to MS** Work-Ollior Mlnln-t
Note* or lnler«-»t.
Manager Frank Byron, of the Fidelity
m|ne returned to his home' hero on
Wednesday (roUl Vancouver. Although
,111Kh Improved in health he haa not entirely recovered, and his return wrh
brought about by a report of Ihe serious
•••neM of his mother in Wisconsin, lie
is awaiting an enswer to a tetegnun oi
epqalry, sent l'i' ■'■■-•to •■"■ "•llltivt'8' lo
proceed on his journey eastward,
Mr. Byron save that negotiations are
,,ri,ifiiln_ for the'Bale of the Fidelity,
but could not at tbe present time spoa-
definitely of his plans. He does not ex-
,,,,,-t the mine will be ro-opened by the
present company for some time.
Preparations are pearly completed  at
I the Carrie icr putting in operation the
jBorleigh drills.    The mine ia looking
very satisfactory,  and  more   men  lire
r»on tc be potto work,   tlie presence
p{ tinein.the ore  which many assert
will lianu property, i-> not in the estimation oftliesuiieriir.ciiilent, anv delrniient
Borne tinespeoini'-n* of galena from tho
mil a were seen by a Sii.vbhtojj/an  reporter at the superintendent's otli-v  this
The Alpha mine is to be rrn-oned r.s
I won as the fhow leaves tlie bill. This
is the news told us by Mr. McXebght.
He laid they had lmen busy this winter
•tntlKhtening up theaffsira oi ihe company, and that towards the end of May
I work is to be comineneed at the minr.
This will be very welcome news to Sil-
rertonisM, aa the Alpha injhe Qplitians
I--; many nf our mining men is one of
uur best | rjpcriies.
Those who era Interested Fn Ihe Cus-
esdsclaim, near here, will be plfflaejd.lo
learn of   tho great  progress Rteile this
niiiirr. The lend is expected t.i i-e en
coonteil In tbe lower innne) this *.•■•■ ..
irnl thedapth on the le-lfie "ill be'Mbua.
"'i it-*-T. Tha iuntit-1 at present has a
length of 60 feet, and "will !»• about "j
feet when the ledge will presumably be
met. a pruepect tlwft 18 feet on the
unlaw ol the ledge mIiows up some liiii-
plena, assays made (ram this gi%ee 16b
trance, ol fcilver.
A ropurt from Mcfiuiiran says that
red Nelson has mysteriously dlsap-
pesred. Nelson is foreman of the Great
Western mine, antl last week made a
business trip to Sandon. Nothing has
been seen oi him since, and as no loa-
s«iiia nre fortlicomin^ for his Ipfence,
"ii friends are getlitm apprehensive.
"lie kootenaiitn dives monies of the
details of dm arrangements made for
tlie rs-opening of tbe Noble Five.
Tbroouli iho Inatrnmentallty oi John
0. McQuigan, a lo.in of "JloO.W.l on
■oorfesge debentures has been secured
by the company, and work will oom*
Bancs at oneo. The debts of the con-
|Mity-|Q0,000—aro to be paid Op, and
the balance of the loan—$90,000—is to
W Oipended ,on development woik.
'°r a year the attention ol Die odMpany
»to be confined to development work,
Willie lower tunnels will be driven
•bead  and   several    cress-cuts    made.
"•at summer development work will be
Started from the Surprise fide of the
■KOUntaln. Thirty men will bo put to
*»* at once. The Noble Five stock
' lumped tu twenty cents, with it tfood
ll|i>nce lor it R„i„g bigHer. The K. A:
B. have been busy clearing their track
loCuiiy, iu anticipation of thu re-open-
"■Ho' tho mine.
*^ad ore smelling will not, it seems,
'recommenced ut Pilot Hay. a oiroum-
nsnos of ill omen for thoexteni-ive low-
Wds deposits, of the Ainswortli district,
wsilsvslopmeat of whioh the reopen-
"■K»l the smelter would have facilitated
Kfeniiy. The reason given is the heavy
United Slates duty on lead bullion-!!1,,
re,1|N h pound us auaiiist 1,'a cents a
piulonlyon raw lend imports. Un-
"tUnately Iberu is no siillleient limne
J?**"8' <n Canada for lead bullion.-15.
v- Mining Orltie,
'<l we ran create a market for our
N bullion by forcing the preparation
a'"""l products In Ciincda,   Why pny
an import duty to the United Stales of
V/. cento it pound on our lead in oro and
have to re-import the product.
A scheme is on foot to tunnel Red
Mountain from a point between Trail
and tho mouth of Murphy creek to tho
California mineral claim. The company
have nskeil for Incorporation from the
Legislature through Messrs. Daly &
Hamilton, of Rossland, their solicitors.
The company plan to run exploring
tunnels from tho maiu  tunnel, operate
tramways,   supply   electric li_bt und
power and erect crushing, OOttCenttatlng
& (-melting works.
In the last annual report of (ho O. 1*.
U. it is announced that Hi" line will be
completed to Kootenay lako by August,
A temporary line will be extended to
Nelson by means of a train ferry, pontl-
log the completion ol the line along the
lake slejre to that point.
Ten cases of goods for Klondyke outfits
were shipped from here on Wednesday
by the Win, Hunter Co. to tho cuast.
Silverton may not be on the map. but
when large orders are lo be Idled we
notice that silvi-rt-.it merchants can till
tb! bill.    	
MATCH r.l.Oil.
We v. i~h to correct an error which ap-
peered in our lust ii-sue concerning the
Batcheior and Hamilton croup We
credited the Batcheior with the posses-
nlonol tbe two leads and ihe assays
which rlgbtly belong to the Hamilton
E.l ('"ok. of tin- Knlispetl mine, Ten-
Mil', reports that prospects for that
property liiii" never been brighter.
Tie pay Kireak is Increasing in wldih
H"d :n li'l.nei-B.   A shipment of 'JO tons
will be made this month.
Thirty more men have been laid otl' nt
the Vtbitewater mine this week on »<•-
count ol tlie difficulty ol piekina in
ropplie-C Tins, with tbe lay-oil" of o-l
men during the late blockade leave few
men at the Inliie.
Til"'. ORE SAMl'LEK.
The site for lbs Itoeebery sampler is
now cleared nil.) i tH-r itiuns will bipepn\-
iiii-iu-.-d nn the btiiltling us soon »s the
HCrp-saiy lu-av'y tiur ers arnvo from
milltTiTTy buy.
Th-You Know mi I tbe Black Eagle
claims, in the Trail Creek District, have
been porolia-ied by ti;» Rriti«M Amerl-
caii cot p o.itioa i'ii 11 i ,ii) each.
war l,\iii.i; CO.MTRACr.
Bpokane, M irch 2—The Can-tdiao Pacific hallway Company, which recently
bought the 1'r.ul imeltorou tbe Columbia
river and the line of ro id front the smelter to tbe mini's at Etosstuiyd, baa con
traded with the War Csglc nine lurthe
shipment and treatment of 100 tons ot ore
dally (or one year. Tin- freight and treatment charges is I".60 per ton, a reduction
of |9 Qp below tho r.ttos which have
existed. The I<e Roi smelter at North-
port, this state, made a lower bid in connection With the Bpokane it Northern
road, but tbs War Eagle preferred to pay
the higher rate and have the ore treated
in Brillah Colutubl i. The. War Ragle has
shipped liulo ore siiu'i) it was liou.ht by
a Canadian syndicate. It wns devoloped
by Finch A Clark, of Bpokane. They
paid over 1800,000 in dividends and sold
the mine-f IT$700,000.
President D.0.Corbin. ol the Spokane
jt Northern, who is in Ottawa working
for a charter tor his proposed ro.nl into
Ihe Boundary Oreskcountry, reports that
the Pominion govermept will not lav an
export duty on oro at tins session.This is
continued by telegrams from Ool. W, M.
RI Ipatb. who has been at Ottawa in the
interest of the Le Roi mine and Smelter.
What illicit have been a peril us fire
occurred at the homo of Mrs. Barclay
lust Sunday afternoon. Mis. Barclsy
while at Wi rk iu the house heard iho
crackling of Barnes, nnd searched tbe
house tat the cansp.   Nothing alarming
was found indoors, but on Stepping out
side Qames were observed on tho roof
near Hit-chimney. Fortunately Several
nun were fishing at the month of the
creek and they wore soon called to the
assistance of the Inmates of the house.
Willi their help the lire was soon  check-
Recorder Sproat visited us lust Saturday.
•I. McFarlane is working at the Emels
Wm. Huntortook atrip to Neljon on
Thomas A. Core visited Njw Donvcr
last Thursday.
Justice Risliihill was in our city on
business, Thursday.
Fred Jeffery joined in tho dance here
last Tuesday evening,
MiHs Williamson, New Donvcr. was
iu town on Thursday.
Ouwnn MoRinnon is at present suffer-
in!: with a sprained knee.
The fores nt work nt the Wakefield
mine now number 10 men.
Ci'in Matthews, Three Forks, was a
visitor here hist Wednesday.
Henry Walker, of the New Denver
Ledgff, visited hero last Sunday.
R. T. Lowery, New Denver, visited
the Hu.vj'.i'To.Nt.v.N' on Thursday.
Bob Sutherland came in from the
Comstock for a visit hut Monday.
Jimmy Tuit was in from the Frisco
greeting all bis friends on Sunday.
Q. 11. Jornnd.of New Denver, spent
a few hours in town on Thursday.
Mrs. Sproat rede over from New Den-
v.-r on a visit to Silverton on Wednesday.
J. Barclay lias secured a position ns
assistant to W. B. Clark, the C. P. R.
Minoral (-lasses nnd cum passes ol all
kinds can be had at tbe Silverton l>ruu
Wm. P.. Cross,  Hamilton, Out., was
reiiiMereil at tho Tiiurburn House
Hanagtt Flnucane, of the New Denver Hank of Montreal, wns in town
Superintendent Ileitsley was Inspecting theofflcea and sheds at the C. P. R.
wharf ou Wednesday.
Roi'M.—On Monday, the 7th  inst., nt
the Union house, Silverton, ro the wife
of J. Carey, a daughter.
Divine service next Siimlsy afternoon,
:.s usual, iu the Union church. Services coudueted by Key. Mr. Powell.
Mr. Mi-Naught was in New Danver on
Wciiiiesday lie retorned to Bilverton
fiom bia prospecting tour on Monday.
Recorder Sprout was over from New
D.-nvcr today, looking after tho reported
case oi seal let fever at the Galena Mines,
W. Gibbs. Herb Knox, E. Kngligh and
W. McCrea, New Denver, attended tlie
BOCitd dance given here last Wednesday.
The tug Denver, owned by Captain
Wardroper, has been purchased by the
C. I'. R.. ioi service on Kootenay  lake.
Several m -n were laid off at the Comstock on Thursday. This, we bear, is
oply a temporary decrease made in the
Sullivan, the Kn-ikonook murderer,
comes up for trial iu Nelson on the Jiltb
inst, before a special scasiou of the
On account of rough weather Ihe
steamer Hunter landed her New Denver passcujjerB at Union street yesterday
The New Denver Court, I O. F., had
a dance In Cleaver's ball on Wednesday
last. Those who alteuded from Silver-
ton report it nood time.
W. Gibbs, New Denver, intends joining it party ol five, who will prospect f.ir
■old in tiio Peace river district. He
will be leaving iu u few days.
J, T. Richardson, general agent for
British Columbia tor tho Niagara Palls
Acltylene Gas Machine Co., was iu tOWO
introducing bis machines yesterday,
A petition has been circulated in town,
unking for appropriations for the Four-
Mile wsggon i ■ .1-1 A st nopsis uf the
petition will lie found In another column.
The   Bpokane Miner  and   Electrical
reiterate the report that negotiations for
tboMiltiot the Enterprise «m still on.
l'l:.- i.piion hns been extended  from  the
inil uii.
Thoss .who have any doubts aa to tbe
arrival of spring Should see the niiiner-
rus piscatorial adepts angling for grayling oil' the wharf. This is a m^u that
never fails.
Divine service Will beheld next Thursday night in the Union church. Everyone cordially invited to attend. Service
conducted by Rev, Mr. Hooth, Ptesby*
terian missionary.
Great is the Internal economy of the
wheelbarrow, it took eleven of our
mechanics, under ihe personal supervision of E. Nelson and tV, W. Bouch, to
put one together one together one day
th'is week.
The funeral sermon delivered   by the
Over  tlio Removal of tlio Itccord
Cilice to ISiindiiii.
ed, but   had they not   fortunately hap
pened to havo bsen at bsnd,  tho fire I r9~v. Mr. Powell to the memory ol the
would have been beyond control before   ' '    '"""   *   ,"J-  i«-™i-  _it_nlt_,i
help could be procured from the town
It is hoped the asked tor aid for tin-protection Is speedily granted, as at present
wo are absolutely without means of ex-
lingusliing it lire that has gained anv
headway ut all.
Tho Western Mining World pnyp:
•'Bo fur as this publication is concerned
Itdoes not favor anv route to the Klondike. Wi on it cornea to a oboice oi routes
over which American'bone and sinew,
slightly embellished with brains, shall
desert the splendid mining fields ot this
country tor the overboomed, God for-
saken realous of tho north, one routs is
| as good as .iiother, especially if it costs
ate Wm. J. Lade, waa laruely attended
by bis friends.   Mr.   Powell  gavo an
eloquent address, which was  much  appreciated by his listeners.
The genial proprietor of tho Roval
Cafe informs us that Mr. McKiug. his
late partner who left here some lime
mo tot lbs Klondyke, Is still in BeatUe.
In his Isst Idler Mr. Mclvaig says that
he may go north or he may go cast, but
ho does not want to go broke.
Wo are glad to bo able to deny the report lliftl Pitt* Bros', store hire is to be
closed, Mr. Limning, who is at. present
in charge for tho assignees Informs us
that be intends to continue business in
Bilverton, As the store hero has always done ngomt business, thero it no
object iu abandoning it.
.AEuinat the  Itviuttvul   tu Kantliiii—VVmit
811-t-rion to Join   in   tlit>    l»su»
Public "llotttlnci.
A meeting, attended by nearly all the
business nnd professional men, wns held
yesterday in McKiniion's hall to hear a
communication from Mr. Currie, of New
Denver. The meeting was called to
order at 4 p. re., and J. G. Gordon was
elected as chairman. R O. Matheson
acted us secretary of tho numting. Mr.
Currie said in his address thnt u meeting had boon held in New Denver yesterday morning with tho view of sending
a delegation to Victoria to protest
ugainst the change of location of the
Kecortl office from New Denver to Sandon, us usked by the Sandon delegation
to Victoria. Tj collect subscriptions for
the expenses of the Now Denver delegation, mill also to instruct the delei-iiMon
to urge the Legislature to make tho appropriations (or, for the different roads
in this district. Mr. Currie stated that
he bad been ^appointed to wuit on the
people ol Silverton, and to nsk thein cooperation with New Denver in these
qiiHgtions. C. T. Cross gave, as bis
i.pinion, that the re moving of the Record ollice irom New Denver would be
detrimental to bilverton, and he 'was
opposed to the removal because, as New
Denver bail always been visited chiefly
because it was tho possessor t f the
Record office and (hecemetery, it would
be too bad to I nve it with only the
cemetery to attract visitors.
Sir, linnicr was skeptical as to the
seriousness of the proposed change,
lie did not think thero wus any dan.er
of the Government offices being moved,
but thought it likely that Sandon was
only trt ing to secure a separate ottjeo.
Grant Thorburn suggested that the
New Denveriies be invited to attend a
meeting here, as, lie added, that was the
only Way to get tliein lo ever come here.
Some expn-HFcd their opinion that it
was no concern of nurs, whether the
Record ollice was moved or not, but the
general opinion of tlie meeting was that
ihe people of Silverton should help in
retainimt it in New Denver.
The follow ing molinii was ima-ni-
monely passed. Moved by .f. McKinnon; seconded by C. T. Cross, "Thai
this meeting be adjourned until 10.:!0
s. m . tomorrow,to hear what definite
action has been taken regarding the
Record office That Mr. Currie express
the sympathy of the citiaeni of silverton
with New Denver regarding the propos tl
removal of the Record office, uliI to assure New Denver of our co-operation
with her in the matter.
A letter frt-tn a member of the I/x'al
House w,t< rea I by Win. Hunter, which
said that tlie following sums had been
asked for: Five thousand dollars for the
Four-Mile road,one thousand dollars for
ihe Silverton-New Denver road, fifteen
hundred dollars for u school building for
Silverton nnd two hundred dollars lor
repairs to the crib-work at the bridge
on Lako avenue.
The adjouriH-1 meeting met this morning, with Wm Hunter iu the chair. F.
G. Farquler informed the meeting that
the dce.at ion from Sandon was especially instructed to secure the removal oi
the Record ollice to Sandon from New
Denver. Alex. Sproat. speaking us a
private citisen, corroborated Mr. Far-
nuler's assertion. He had been informed nf S.m,Ion's plans by Kditor
Chile, of the Sandon Review, and also
by one Interested in ttie Sandon Town-
site. Tbe townaite company has «lso
offered the Government a tot on which
to build a Record ollice. Mr. Parquler
further said thai no doubt, the Sandon
delegation Would dwell on the number
of rotes obtainable in Sandon, ami that
Sandon supplied most of the revenue of
Ibeofflco. This was wrong, as the majority or Bandonltes were aliens, and
that Irom figures obtained ut tin- R word
ollice, the Lake distrii t furnished 68 per
cent oi tho receipts. Two delegates
should be sotit, ono from New Denver
and one from Silverton.
In reply to an objection by J. G. Gordon, that ouly a new Record ollice was
ai-ked for, it was pointed out by Mr
Pannier that, ns a matter of expense, it
would be cheaper for the Government to
move the whole ollice rather than trane-
scribe ihe existing Sandon rocords.
A resolution was offered by J. A. McKinnon that our delegate, iMr. Malum,
should be Instructed to co-operate with
the Now Denver delegate,
Mr Gordon nskctl What division
would bo made if it new district was
created, as the tipper Knur-Mile properties ought to bo retained in the Lako
district. Mr. Gordon furthersaid that
Silverton's actions must be independent
ol New Denver,
The following motion was unanimously passed: Moved by J. G. Gordon, seconded by 1). McMillan; "Thst
a committee, consisting of Messrs Hunter, Howes, Nelson, Gordon, McKinnon,
Cross and Thorburn, bo appointed to nt—
tend .thu meeting to bo held in New
Denver tonight, and to report to an adjourned meeting hero next Monday at -I
p. in "
Chairman Hunter tlion adjourned the
Last Saturday Inspector Sproat antl
Health Officer  Dr.   Rrouse  visited  the
Galena Mines and placed Ernest ilenning, the engineer, and bis family in
Quarantine. Tito sickness of their little
daughter Lulu is pronounced to be scarlet fever mid tho qtinrantino is placed
on In consequence. Wo learn thnt the
patient Is rapidly recoyerlui(.
Some years ago, David Barker, a
distinguished poet in tho Htate of
Maine, atter the birth of his first ohildt
wrote and published the following
pretty poem:
One night as old St. Peter slept,
lie left the door of heaven ajar,
When through a little angel crept,
And came down with a falling star.
One summer, as the blesjed beams
Of  morn approached,  my   blushing
Awakened from some pleasant dreams
And found Unit angel by her side.
God grant but this—! nsk no more—
That when be leaves this world of pain
He'll wing his way to that bright shore.
And find his way to heaven again.
John G.  Sax.-,   not to be outdone
and deeming that injustice  had   been
douo to St. Peter, wrote the following
as St. Peter's reply:
Full eighteen hundred years or more
I've kept mv gate securely fast;
There has no "little angel" strayed,
Nor recreant through the portal passed.
I did not sleep us yon supposed,
Nor left the door of heaven ajar,
Nor has a "little ungel" left,
A nd gone dowu with a falling star.
Go ask the blushing bride, antl see
If she tlon't frankly own and say,
That when she found that angel babe,
She fountl it in thu good old way.
(jod grunt but this—I ask no more—
That, should your number still enlarge,
Yon will not do as tlono before,
And lay it to old St. Peter's charge.
Following is a complete list of the
mining transact ions recorded during the
week for the Slocan Mining Division :
Fawn, Mountain Boy; O K Fraction.
Bell View No 2, Henry E Sharpe to
Otto Bremner, $1,500.
Lone Star, all interest, The Dominion
Developing & Mining Goto The British
Columbia Gold Trust.
Oro 1-fl, Kaslo 1-6,
Mono Fraction 4-0, J
Alma No 2 1-6.
S P.rke to D E
Kewatis, <^', Alfred Cemieux to Geo
Joseph Jg, Little Ben %, Queen Ann
l3', Bir Frederick 'ji Frank Jobson to
Geo Baker
A synopsis of the petition to the Legislature, asking aid for the Four-Mile
waggon road may be given as follows:
The road has cost $8,000, of which
half was subscribed by the mine-owners
antl residents of Silverton. The road Is
now badly in need of repair, and tho
Government is asked to appropriate
$5,000, to be expended on it. Tho
traffic over tho road is considerable, the
Vancouver shipping 360 tons and the
Comstock 160 tons of ore so far this
year. Many properties on the road are
to be worketl this year and supplied
taken to them. Concentrators and
tramways are to be erected, and a good
I road will be necesary in order to trans-
' port the heavy machinery which will be
A rich strike ia reported at the An-
toinetbis week. An 18-inch body of
ore carrying 350 ounces of silver having
boon encountered.
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4 Spring Suit Patterns Now on Hand,
I would respectfully invite gentlemen to an early inspection of my
selections in Spring and Summer Suitings.
My prices will be found moderate. I make it a point to keep them ns
low as is consistent with good material, good workmanship and the care
and attention requiste to get up thoroughly satisfactory garments.
Liehscher The Tailor,
|  lake View avenue. Silverton, B. C. 1
,_£u S S -A- "ST B S,
Silverton,       -...;-        B. C.
:•:      ...      :•:    Headquarters fur Jining and ConiniermI M«n,
Domestic and Imported Wines, Liquors and Cigars at (lie liar.
B. O
Hotel Victoria.
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Id.   M-   KnoTvles.   Prop. II
RI* Ore Hotly of Great Rlchneaa In
the H. -public In Kurcka lHntrlct—
The Outlook nt Florence. Idaho—
In Madison County, Montana—
Hie   I'ulmi-r   Monnliiln Tuniii-1.
Fifteen feet of ore, uvernging #108 per
ton in gold, Thnt is the latest report from
the Republic mine in Eureka district, on
the Colville reservation,
The past week's developments in this
remarkable property have been the sense-
tion of the Spokane mining: world. When
the news leaked out thnt the riel) ore
Chute in tunnel No. 2 had widened to "hie
feet, experienced and conservative milling
men were startled. Two days later came
news that, 'die ere body had widened to 12
feet. The last report of 18 feet of ore going $308 per ton has fairly takon tlie
breath of the mining community. Alining
men of lung experience and careful spite-
incuts agree that for the development done
nothing like it lias ever before In-en discovered in America. "Butte in its early
days had no mine like the Republic,"' said
n mining man. "Cripple Creek hns no sueli
ore body. It is now only a question of
depth. If these values go down, the Republic mine nlone will add Immeasurably
to the wealth and population of Spoknne."
But with nil this l-emnrknble wealth,
Republic, enmp is handicapped. It con not
get sufficient lumber for building purposes, and while the Republic has its own
sawmill, it can not sell lumber to other
mines. Rough lumber is selling there for
from $50 to $00 per thousand, nnd it is
hard to get nt thnt. It is brought in from
British Columbia.
In   tbe   Florence  Camp.
The Poorman mine is showing better
ore tlinii ever before is the report from the
Florence samp, in Idaho, The long tunnel
is in over 500 feet and shows four feet uf
ore, carrying high values in gold nnd silver. A stupe is being o*>ened. showing
better ore tlmn nny yet encountered on
the upper level. A steam hoist nnd stamp
mill have urrived at Lewiston and will be
erected ns soon ns the roads nre in shape
for hauling. The Poorman wns the first
property to HUract attention of capital to
Florence, nnd it promises to sustain its
reputation ns n rich property. The operators of the What Cheer mine have been
encouraged by finding 42 inches of choice
ore in the tunnel, about 70 feet from its
mouth, where they thought they only had
two feet. The lower drift on the Mikado
is in 40 feet and the ore b'jdy is showing
improvement. Negotiations nre on for
the purchase of the Empire. The property
is in fine condition and there is little wonder that it proves nn attraction to investors. An important strike, one of the most
important of the winter, has been made
on the Coupon, which is an extension of
the Banner on the west. A solid ore Ixxlv
30 inches in width has been encountered
in the tunnel. The ore is similar to that
produced by the famous Banner mine, nnd
the ore l>ody shows indications of widening with depth. The tunnel is in over 200
feet, nnd day and night shifts nre employed. Two feet of rich ore have been
encountered in the tunnel on the Doubtful, which is lieing operated by Frank
Hunt. The quart/, is decomposed, nnd
the values nre high with free gold showing plainly nil through the pnystrenk.
In   Madison  Comity.   Montana.
The well known mining engineer of
Whitehall, C. D. Wilkinson, is busily engaged in perfecting arrangements for the
development of a group of mines on tin-
left fork of South ltoulder creek, in Mnd-
ison county, Montana, which he secured
last full for Minnesota capitalists. The
properties from an altitudinal standpoint
rank among the highest in the state, lie-
Ing over 9800 feet above sea level, on the
famous old Hollow Top mountain, the
loftiest peak of the Tobacco Root range.
Despite their height, all of the claim* are
easily accessible by good wagon road and
trail, being distant but seven miles from
Mammoth and the month of Muin Sotnh
Boulder canyon. Under the direction of I
Superintendent Dim Devine. work on the!
group has been carried on throughout the
inter, the remarkable openness of which
hns rendered this practicable. Mr. Nil
kinson announces thut there is now
enough to keep a 20 stamp mill busy an I
Unit sneh n mill will lie in Operation on
the property by June I.
In    Hoamlnnd   Camp.
Recent reports from the Pool-man mine.
in Rossland camp, are thnt. the miners
have opened a four-foot ore body -Maying
n little more than $30 per ton in gold ami
running well in copper.
The Le Roi has decided to connect the
Hlnck Bear tunnel with the main work
ings of (he mine for the double purpose of
ventilating the mine and providing nde-
quate means of escape for the men in case
of underground accident, niys the Rossland Miner. The connection will probably
lie made at the 350-foot level in the shaft.
The present workings of the properties in
the neighborhood of the Le Roi would, if
slightly modified, form nn unrivaled system of escapee, At present the Le RoiV
east drift almost reaches the Center Stars
main tunnel, nnd it would require but a
few feet of work to make the connection.
'Hie Center Star's tunnels, besides having
two exits of their own, connect with the
Iron Mask tunnel, which communicates
with the surface and also connect* with
the War Eagle workings, which have half
a dozen means of exit. The War Eagle
workings are also within a short distance
of the Poorman's drifts, nnd a connection
between the two has already been discuss-
ed. If communication between Ihe two
were thus established, it would be possible
to pass on from the War Eagle through
the Poorman and out through the .losie,
which already is connected with the Poor-
Ill  the  siocnu   DUtrlct.
About. 50 men nre employed on the Enterprise mine, in the Slocan, on Ten Mile
creek, and the property is reported showing better than ever.   The deal for Ihe sale
of the property to an English syndicate
still hangs lire, but those on the inside of
the matter still express confidence in the
deal being eoiiBiiiinnnted.
There wns no dividend declared by the
Whitewater mine in February, owing to
the fact that returns on 75 cms of ore
shipped in December und January were
not available.
Five feet, of clear ore assaying ns high
as $1700 has been found iu the old workings of the Idaho mine.
The Ivanhoe mine is to have a three-
drill compressor,
l'i.liii.-i- Mountain.
The Palmer Mountain Tunnel Company
nnnounees that work will be resumed on
the big bore in Loomis camp about April
1, nnd that nrrnngemiits will hnve been
completed by that time thai will insure
Steady work until the property is on a
paying hnsis. The recent strike in the
tunnel, and, in fact, the rich stringers all
along its course, have inspired the public
with confidence in the undertaking. The
company hns elected officers for the nestling year as follows: Dr. N. Fred Essig.
president; D. M. Drumheller, vice president; C. C. May, treasurer; F. II. Luce.
secretary; John Hoyd, manager,
Struck   Ore   in   the   Klondike.
The report has reached Wallace, Idaho,
that ore had been struck in the tunnel on
the Klondike. The property lies just above
the Stemwinder und wns stocked Inst summer, since when four or five men have
been working steadily running n crosscut
tunnel. The reported striike has not ben
confirmed, but is considered very probable,
as the men working there have been looking for ore any time, for several weeks
past. The stock of the company is largely
owned in Wardner and almost all of it
belongs to Ooeur d'Alene people.
On  Sprlnn   Creek.
English capitalists have taken an option
at $05,000 on the Carbonates claim on
Spring creek, in Ainsworth mining district. H. (!. Ferguson & Caldwell of Kaslo
are the vendors. The property has been
developed under the direction of Peter
Porter, and there nre several hundred feet
of tunnels opening Up some fine ore bodies.
It is reported thnt a concentrator will he
erected next sprjng.
Mole of a Montana Mine.
The War Engle mine, near Clancy, his
been sold to Michigan parties for $"15,000.
E. S. Delamner of Detroit taking over the
property for himself and associates. It is
the purpose to immediately put up a
steam hoist on the mine and sink the shnft
to a depth of 600 feet without a halt.
Brave Old Monareli Hone In Hln <-■-
rh-aie and Tried to Shield Ills
Unuorhter—The Club Of Which the
Woiild-lle-tMN-iNHiiiH Are Mcin-
Men   Fall  From  Kinom-re  Trying  to
Ileaeli   the   Klondike.
Seattle, Feb. 28.—The steam schooner
Noyo, which has arrived here from Skaguay, Alaska, brings news which, if true,
will probably cause international complications. Parties arriving at Skaguay before the Mayo left circulated the report
that the Canadian mounted police had
raised the Uritish flng nt Summit hike,
which is 12 miles from Skaguay nnd 14
miles inside of the Ainerieun line as at
present dclined. Captain Lindquist of the
Nbyo says the report had not been verified when he left Skaguay, and that lie
places but little credence in it.
The Noyo also brings news of many
deaths on the White pass resulting from
cold and exposure.
On Thursday, February 15, the bodies
of live men who had died on the trail
were brought into Skaguay. It was im-
possible to lenrn their names. All died
from what is culled eerebro spinal meningitis, which is quite prevalent iu Skaguay and along the trail. It has its origin
in exposure and a lack of sufficient cloth
ing to withstand the severe cold.
The Noyo hns as passengers three Daw-
sonites, who stopped at Juneau. They
were .lames Brownell, Frank Laroy and
L. R. Flint. They are reported to have
brought out about $00,000 worth of gold
dust and drafts from the Ulterior. Stormy
weather was encountered by the Noyo.
Thirty-one vessels were passed bound for
the north.
Order*   for  1'rojectllea-   to   lie   Delivered at Fort Hamilton.
Albany, N. Y., March L—The greatest
activity known sloes the lute rebellion it-
witnessed at the Wntervliet arsenal. The
entire force is working night and day. Oi
Friday night nn order was received for
ihe shipment of two cnrloiids of 12-inch
projectiles for Fort Hamilton, with the
greatest possible haste. Saturday afternoon they were dispntched to thnt point.
Orders have nlso been received for the
shipment of all projectiles now on hand
to the several forts about New York and
to forward nil complete guns ns speedily
us possible to the proving grounds nt
Sandy Hook. Such nn order hns not been
received nt Wntervliet since the close cf
the war. It is expected that the last six
loads of projectiles will be shipped during
the present, week.
Patrick   Fenlon   nnd   Dnntel   Carrey
Fatall)- Wounded  In Chlcuico.
Chicago. Feb. 28— Officer Patrick Fenlon was killed and Officer Daniel Carrey
fatally wounded by Michael Clark, who.ii
they nl tempted to arrest last night. Clark
is a butcher. His landlady noticed that
he was acting strangely nnd asked him
to vacate, but he refused and barricaded
the doors of his room. Police were called and forced an entrance. As Fenlon
stepped into the room he received a bullet
through the heart. Carrey leaped upon
the maniac and in the struggle received B
shot through the body. Clark saw his
victims fall and jumped through the second story window. He ran to the parish
Church and gave himself up to the priest,
who turned him over to the police.
Athens, Feb. 28.—An unsuccessful attempt, was made Saturday to nssinute
King George of Greece.
The king was returning from Phaleruni
nt 5 o'clock in the evening in a landau.
accompanied by the Princess Marie, when
two men who were hidden in a ditch
alongside the road opened fire with guns
upon the occupants of the carriage. The
first shot missed, but the second wounded a fool man in the arm. The coachman
whipped up his horses and the royal party
dashed awny nt a gallop, The miscreants
fired seven more shots after them, none
of which took effect, nnd the king nnd
princess returned unhurt. The king
states that one of the assassins was dressed iu gray clothing, nnd his majesty de
dares he could easily identify him. When
the second shot whizzed pust the carriage the king rose ami stood in front of
his daughter, in order to shield her. One
of the assailants knelt in the middle of
the road and aimed straight ut tlie king,
who noticed that the man's hand was
shaking. The shot missed, and the king
had a clear view of this man, who, his
majesty snys, was barely 20 yeurs old.
He continued to fire after the carriage
until it wns out of range. His companion
did not leave the ditch.
As soon as the news became known all
the leading politicians hastened to the
palace to express their congratulations
over the escape of King George ond the
princess. The action- of his majesty in
shielding the princess at the risk of his
life has aroused great enthusiasm.
M. Delyannis and if. Rallie, former premiers, were mining the first to arrive at
the palace to offer their congratulations.
At 0:110 o'clock the metropolitan held a
thanksgiving service in the palace. The
Te Deiiin will he held tomorrow, nt which
the members of the royal family will attend.
Shortly after midnight the police were
on the track of the club of which the
would-be assassins are members. The
assassins were chosen by lot. It is expected that several arrests will shortly be
Warden     Catron     tinnrdu     Aoralnsl
Upturn   N m ii Kit I • llu.
Wnlln Wnlhi. March L- Warden Cut run
has been in the city iu consultation with
the police authorities, and said that lie
has taken precautions, ns he suspected
that Leonard llnrrison, a convict released
Friday, would attempt to smuggle opium
Into the prison. Harrison is still ill Wnlla
Walla, although, as is customary in the
case of discharged convicts, he received a
railroad ticket to Seattle, from when he
came two years ago, having been sentenced for grand larceny. Mr. Catron hns
for some time known that there existed rtt
the prison a secret society among the convicts, each member of which is pledged to
aid the others when opportunity offers.
Although the strictest discipline is maintained at all times the men nre nble lo
communicate with each other in n manner
which is mysterious, and all manage to
| keep pretty well informed as to what is
going on nnd as to the movements of their
I fellow convicts. This is not the first time
that the warden bus seen fit to use extra
precaution, but this is the first time that
the matter has become public, How Harrison expected to accomplish his object is
not known, but it is snfe to conjecture
that he would leave nothing undone Id
attain his end. He wns one of the ringleaders in the attempted hospital break n
year ago last January nnd forfeited thi n
his lull quota of good time. His movements ill the city after his release were
suspicious. He wns seen visiting ninny of
cribs in Chinatown, nnd, coupling this
with the well known fact that a great
many of the prisoners have been addicted
to the use of the drug and would give almost anything and run nil risks in order
to get the dope, led to the suspicion that
Harrison would attempt to help out the
incarcerated men.
Conerresemaa Lewis iienortu n Ho«-
tlle FeelliiR In I'nnada.
Simlii    In    II-ii-i-l, illy    I'rcpnrliiu    Her
\av>-  for War.
New York, March 1.—A dispatch to tic
World from Madrid says:
The report that a Spanish squadron hud
sailed for the United States hns its only
foundation in these facts: Spain is Inn
rledly getting her navy into fighting trim
and a torpedo flotilla will set sail for Ha
vans this week.
The World correspondent learns officially from the Spanish navy department thai
no squadron has sailed from Spain within
the last few days. The only cruiser now
on the way to Havana is the Almininte
O-qiicudo, a sister ship to the Vizcnyn. A
flotilla cc niposed of three torpedo destroyers, three torpedo boats nnd the steamship
City of Cadiz .under command of Captain
Vilhunil, will leave Cadiz for Havana this
week, as has been cabled already. The
only Spanish vessels which could follow
Immediately are the cruisers Infaiitn Maria Theresa, Alfonso XIII, three more torpedo destroyers and three torpedo boats.
All the other warships, including the battleships I'eloya nnd Kmperador Carlos V
and the armored cruiser Cristobal Colon,
are undergoing repairs. It will take some
time to complete the repairs, fit them out
nnd mount their guns, but they are being
actively prepared for service.
General Weyler arrived at Barcelona
Sunday and left immediately for his country seat. He will return to Barcelona on
Tuesday and reach Madrid on Wednesday,
Washington, Feb. 23. — Representative
Lewis of Washington, who has just returned from Ottawu, where he went to appeal to the Canadian government for some
modifications of the Canadian regulations
requiring American miners hound for the
Klondike to procure their licenses at Vancouver, Victoria or Dawson City, says he
found a feeling of intense hostility toward
the  United States, especially on account
t of the  passage  of the  I'nyne-Fiye  bill.
1 which is designed to prevent British vessels from shnring in the Alaskan carrying
trade. There was no disposition to concede anything to the United States in the
controversy, and Mr. Lewis returned convinced  that no concession would lie oh-
i lained unless we made counter concessions. Mr. Lewis went to Canada armed
with letters of introduction from Assistant
j Secretary of Stale Day and other officials,
including a letter from Sir Julian Piiunce-
| fote, the British ambassador here. Though
j he was shown every courtesy. Mr. Lewis
I said feeling against the United States was
rampant. The delegations from British
Columbia all protested against any modification of the regulations.
Items ol Information Gathered Prom
■ Wide Area-Political Happen-
!■■_■ and Indastrlal Notes-Crimea
and  Accidents.
The recent cold weather in Arizona is
unprecedented. The river in the Grand
Canyon of the Colorado wns full of floating ice, whereas the temperature in the
canyon is credited with partaking of the
nature of perpetual summer, regardless of
the temperature on the plateau above.
Among the electrical patents recently
granted is one for an electric lamp for bicycles, and a dynamo for generating the
current armature is geared to a friction
wheel, which is revolved by the movement of the bicycle.
The lemon industry on tho Pacific
const is growing very rapidly. Two
thousand carloads will be shipped east
during the present season.
The body of Mux Miller, which had
been buried beneuth a snowdrift in a
street in Chicago for 20 days, was exposed
by a recent thaw.
The British fishing schooner Spinaway,
heavily coated with ice, wus blown from
the const of Newfoundland neross the At-
luetic to the Azores.
Two representatives of the Japanese
government nre on their way to Mexico
in the interest of a colossal colonization
scheme near San Benito.
There is u possibility that both branches of congress will adjourn ai-out May 1.
Rich gold quurtz has been discovered in
the Pembina mountains, in southern Manitoba.
The United States cruiser San Francisco und the gunboats Bancroft and Helena
hnve arrived ut. Lisbon, Portugal, and are
prepared to reach uny Spanish fleet in
case of war.
There nre now nt the Mare Island navy
yard the Charleston, Yorktown, Philadelphia, Peiisacohi, Hartford and Adums. A
number of mechanics who have lieen ut
Port Orchard have returned und will ns-
sist in rushing to completion repnirs to
the various ships nt the yards.
The Aineriep.n Ordnance Company of
Bridgeport, Conn., hns received by telegraph front its vice president at Washington an order for 40 rapid-firing six-pound-
er llotehkiss guns. The order is for quick
delivery and the guns will all be delivered in about three months.
Representative Bbafroth of Colorado
has Introduced a bill in congress granting
to the respective states in which they are
situated all arid lands of the United
States not held for military or Indian
reservations or other public purposes.
These are designed to lie hinds which are
i not mineral, which will produce crops
only hy artificial irrigation
Co. are said to hnve indorsed paper for
these concerns to the amount of $1,000,000.
The Canadian government has decided
to permit Canadian goods to be shipped
from Vancouver nnd A'ietoria in American vessels free of duty by St. Michael,
to the Yukon for the coming season. An
order to this effect has lieen sent to the
customs office on the coast. The order
applies to the Yukon route by St. Michaels, and does not include Skaguay or
The city council of Muscatine. Iowa,
has placed $300,000 of city bonds with
the First National bunk of Chicago, their
bid being I'.
As a tribute to the memory of tho late
Frances Willnrd, it is proposed to change
the nntne of the Woman's Temple at Chicago to Willnrd Temple.
Charles Benson wns divorced at Belleville, HI., from his wife, Miranda, and
within an hour married to a Chickasaw
Indian girl from Wyandotte, I. T.
J. K. Pollard, the new United States
consul genera) to northern Mexico, has
arrived at Neuva Laredo,
Advices from the City of Mexico state
that all the employes of the lnrge Online-
nil & Barron cotton factories have gonu
on u si like because of a cut in wages.
Steve Bilheimer hns been appointed
chief clerk of the railway mail service,
with headquarters at Little Rock, to succeed It. I). Lydiek. The new clerk has
been in the service 18 yean,
A rich deposit of lead ore has just lieen
discovered on the farm of Victor Hilton,
near Nashville, HI. The ore crops out on
top of a high hltiir. anil the pieces broken
off nssny almost OS |ier cent pure lead.
Rev. Sam Jones arrived at his home at
Curtersville, On., from his western lecture
tour nnd announced himself an independent candidate for governor of Oeorgia 00
n platform of his own, which he will announce shortly.
W. J. Scaiilan. the actor, familiarly
known as "Billy," died nt Bloomingdnlc
asylum, New York City. Scania n was
stricken with paresis six years ago. and
was removed to the asylum. He never recovered from the attack nnd for three
yeurs has been u ho-ieless imbecile.
Captain Oldrieve, who is planning to
wnlk ueii ss the Atlantic ocean from Boston to Havre. France, will liegin his journey duly 4. He will wear on his feet a
pair of cedar Isixes five feet long, with
tins at the bottom and sides. They are
very light, but strong enough to sustain
his weight. In these he is able to walk
over choppy sens, and even in heavy
swells of the ocean. Captain A. W. Andrews will accompany him in a small
Wheal    Quotations,    Wool    Figures
nnd the  Price of Produce.
Following   are   the   local   quotation*.
Wholesale prices are given unless other
Major General Snewden, commander of     ,,.,' .   ... ,   ,  ,,   ,.,        ,   , „„
,,      v   ,.       , .,        i    / n i i Wheat    t lull,   bulk   .>i le,   sacked   00c:
the National Guard of Pennsylvania, bus ,, .  ,,  ' ,      ,   , ... , „
, ii a- b in-stern, bulk 001, sucked 6Sc.      At Sno.
Issued general  orders to everv ollieer  in , ' ,    ,   ,.',....'
*.-,-. fnl |.*_»IomIoii In Chemical Work*
at  Kalumnsoo.
Kulumnzoo, Mich.. Feb. 28.—Fire broke
out in the Hull Chemical Works ut. 10
o'eloek Saturday night nnd after burning
half nn hour two terrific explosions blew
the whole top of the building oil", burying
firemen nnd spectators beneath the falling walls and debris. Besides leaving two
firemen at least within the building, six-
men have lieen taken out dead und 10
were injured.
The lire broke out in Hull Brothers'
laboratory nt 10 o'clock this evening.
While the firemen were trying to put out
the fire in the second story a terrific explosion took place below, blowing up the
side of the building. The first explosion
was followed by two others. Bremen on
the ladders were blown in every direction
by the fearful concussion. The crowd was
du zed by the explosion, Horses were
thrown down nnd windows in the vicinity
shuttered. The work of rescue begun ut
nnie und the building wus left to its doom.
Will    Ret   Aeeelernte    War,    l.nl    Is
Preparing for Any 1'iiierm-iicy.
Sailed for Aitiskn.
Scuttle. Harsh 1. -The steamers Excelsior and Noyo have sniled for Aluskn
wilh 450 passengers.
Inn. Mil   WiiiKh  the   Akbmv   Office.
Washington, Feb. 28.—The memorial
sent by a committee appointed at it mass
meeting of the citizens of Jitnenu, Alaska,
to Chairman Stone of the house committee on coinage, weights and measures,
advocating the establishment of u United
States assay office at Juneau, instend of
] at Seattle or Portland, bus reached here.
Scarcity of Pood In Spain.
London, March L—The Madrid correspondent of the Times snys:
There is an appalling scarcity of food
in ninny provinces of Spain. The pries
of Wheat is uiiprecedentcdly high. Bread
riots nre of daily occurrence at Snhinian-
ca, nnd it is feared Hint martial law will
be  pi i claimed.
Chicago, Feb. 25.—The Tribune prints
the following special from Washington:
"1 do not propose to do anything at all
to accelerate war with Spain. Up to the
present I do not think wnr is either necessity or Inevitable. I would be lax In
my duty, however, if I did not prepare
for the future. The situation is grave
nnd the policy of the administration will
lie determined almost entirely by the
course of events from time to time. There
is no necessity of alarming the people, but
congress must be ready to assist the administration without making too many
inquiries as to the course of current
To a senator who culled upon him in
order to nsk some serious questions ns to
the policy of the administration. President
McKinley, with the utmost frankness,
littered the above words. There is no
doubt of the fact that the government of
the United Slates is actually preparing
for wnr with Spain. It is not necessary
thnt War will follow, but the activity is
too  unmlstakeable to be concealed.
The president und his cabinet unite in
the belief still, in spite of nil evidence to
the contrary, thut the explosion of the
Maine was the result, of nn unfortunate
accident, hut they recognize the fuel that
the contrary inuy prove true, at almost
any hour, and Unit if il is shown, even in
ferentially, that Spain had ii hand in the
catastrophe, there will be but one thing
to do. and that will lie to seize the island
of Cuba by force of anus.
At no time since the wnr of the rebellion has the military branch of the government been so active as it is today.
It is n significant fact thnt within the
lust two days there hns been u remarkable
change of opinion in the navy department iu regard to the explosion of the
Muine. When the first, news arrived here
last week, experts nt the department were
nearly divided as between nn nccident and
design. But today, nfter studying the
Inter reports, nnd especially photographs
sent from Havana, nine out of ten of the
officers of the department express the belief thai the Muine wns anchored over a
submarine mine.
the state to recruit his command up to
the full quote required by Inw. The orders were issued five days ngo, with instructions that they be kept u profound
secret. The officers were instructed to
hnve their men rendy to march fully armed nnd equipped nt 24 hours' notice.
Fmile Zola bus been found guilty in
Puris on nil charges nnd sentenced to one
yeur imprisonment, und to pay a fine of
,'ttMH) francs.
Perricux, manager nf the Aurore, in
which paper Zola published his ehnrges
ngninst the conduct of the Estcrhn/.y
lotirt martini, was condemned to four
months' imprisonment and to pay 3000
frunes fine.
The report comes from Wisconsin that
one of the largest timber deals ever mud
knne: Club, bulk 59c. sacked 111'.-, blue-
stem, bulk ti2e, sacked 04.le.
Oats -At Spokane f. o. b. *I7«» l«.
Flour-Per laurel, $3.75.
Harley—Country points, 00$05c per
cw t.
Rye—Country points, 70(S75c per cwt
Feed— Bran nnd shorts, $12 per ton:
shorts, $1.1; bran, $1]; rolled bailey, $18;
chicken feed, $18(S20.
Hay—Timothy, $12 per ton; wheat hav,
$10; alfalfa. $13.
Produce—Country butter, 40 and 601b
tubs, 20c per lb; 5, 10 and 20 lb tuba, 30c;
prints, Me; eastern butter, 25020c; country butter, in rolls, 20(325c per lb; cooking butter, 16c* cheese, twin, full cream,
13(ol4e; cheese, twin, skim milk, 9$<a»
10c; ranch eggs, $C.75(S7; honey, white,
in the United States will lie closed within oomb' W*14ei fancy, 15c per lb.
two weeks. The property is one billion i Vegetables—Potatoes, 40<i?42c per cwt:
feet of sugar pine on the' Klamath river. nn,ons' *2.40fo2.50 per cwt; beans, 1|£
iu northern California. The consideration 2c I*1" lb: lteerf •,vvpot !»«'<«toco, $3 per
will be something like $1.0(10,000. ewtl cabbage, $1 -ier cwt; squash, $1.50
per doz.
Meats—Beef cows, live $3.25(a>3.50 per
cwt. dressed $0.75(&7; steers, live $3.76<H!
4, dressed $7 "I5<ff 7.50; hogs, live $3.75694,
dressed $5.2Ji($<6.50; mutton, live 4tfi4Je,
dressed 8(« 8",c per lb; dressed lambs, He;
dressed veal !i(d'~p.
Poultry—Chickens, live weight, 0@10e
per lb:   dressed,  ll(Jcl2c:   turkeys,   live,
10ft lie;   dressed,   12(al3e:   ducks,   live,
10c: dressed, 101ft lie per lb; geese, live,
i lOftllc:  dressed.  12ftl2}c.
Wool—F'ine medium, 10(«llc per lb;
medium, Oft 10c.
Portland, ore., Feb. 28,—Wheel -Dullt
quotations nominal;   Walla  Wulla.  75'"
Tlie: valley und bluestem, 7Hft 70c.
i nc.inn  Wheat.
Tacoma, Feb. 2H.   Wheat—No. 1 blue-
stem. 7iift77c: No. I club, 73ft 74e.
Wheal at  Colfax.
Colfax. Feb. 28. -Wheat is wenker today und local dealers quote 58 cents as the
best  price for No,  1   sucked in the ware-
Xenrly   Eleven   Million   Men   Aviilln-
nhle   for   Military   Nervlce.
The king can do no wrong - if the other
fellow holds ull the aces.
Chicago, March l.—A special to the
Times-Herald from Washington, l). c.
snys: According to n report placed before President McKinley there lire now
available for military duty in the United
States 10.730,570 able-bodied men, and of
these H2,(iK2 me already in the military,
forming  the nucleus of u  tremendous
fighting force. This is without consider
ing the skeleton I nited" States urniv,
which could, on short notice, rccruil up lo
100.000 men.
William Chenery, cashier of the Portland, Me., postofBce, who died lust Fri-
day, was short $«000 in his accounts, according to postofBce inspectors who hnve
just examined the accounts  Mr. Chenery
bus held the position of cashier ubout 40
years, nnd bud never been Suspected of
Judge Sharp, at Baltimore, Mil., has appointed Simon P. Schott receiver for the
Bank of South Baltimore. The assets are
estimated nt $20,0110 ni.. liabilities at
$170,000. The larger portion of the deposits, amounting to $160,000, are by pom-
News has been received of the death at
Bey rut, Syria, of Mrs.  Kmily   It.  Mont
goinery. a missionary, aged 511 years.   She |
went  to  Turkey  with   her  husband   30
years ugn, nnd bus been one of the mosl
devoted and efBofent missionaries in thut
While resisting nrrest  ut   Baker City.
Ore., William S. Johnson, alias "Oiniiha '
Bob," wns shot by Ofliecr Bailey nnd mor- j
tally   wounded,    Johnson   was   walking I "'n,H('-
through the streets nt  midnight  threatening to eleiin  out the town   when the
officer attempted to nrrest him.
Representative Bagrett of Massachusetts bus introduced n resolution allowing
the naval uffuirs committee to Incorporate in the naval appropriation bill mi up
propriatioti not to exceed  $5.735,000 for
new dry docks or extensions to existing TRAIN   STRUCK   AN    OMNIBUS.
ones at  New York, Norfolk, Port Royal,
New Orleans and Mare Island, Oil.
It is reported from  Brenhnm Hint  the
agents of McFadden Bros, of Philadelphia,
one of the world's great cotton Arms, have Chicago, FVb. 28.—An omnibus con-
been instructed to stop buying eotton, The tabling nine persons, eight of whom
sume notification is snid to hnve been were young men und women, who were
sent to nil their hundred or more agents on their wny to attend a party in the ho-
iu Texas. Inquiries are said lo have tel at Blue Island, wus struck by a Grand
brought, the answer that, it was because of, Trunk passenger train at the Western
the Cuban Complications, This hns cans. I avenue crossing south of Blue Island at
ed a considerable finny among the local !• o'olock nt night nnd six of the pleas-
cotton men. lure-seekers were killed olmost instantly.
It  is announced that   the woolen coin-   None escaped serious injury,
mission house of Sawyer, Manning Si Co.
San   r'raneisco.   Feb.  28.    Silver
R5|C| Mexican dollars, 45J,ft40o.
London, Feb. 28.—Close:    Bar silver is
quiet: '.'■"!.;d per ounce.
Lake copper    Strong: brokers, $11.25.
Lead—Dtill 1 $3.00.
Sei-en   Pleasure   Keekers   nl   Chlcneo
Were   Killed.
of New York is in financial difficulties,
caused by the fsilurs of the Burlington
Money  Order  Offices  In   China.
Washington, Feb. 28.  China hns at l»«t
Woolen Company, the Winnoosl.i Wors- been supplied wHh u money order system
ted Company nnd the Colchester woolen and the regulations hnve been reported to
mill, for which receivers were appointed the State department by Minister Oellby
in Boston Monday.   Sawyer, Mumiing £■ nt Pekin,
cupitul slock of the company from $10-
OOO to $30,000. The growing demunds
for lights have necessitated Increased
power, und the eompnny bus decided lo
establish a power plant on the Asotin
creek, two miles ubove Asotin  City  in
Washington,  The company will nlso sup-
Farmers   Hopeful   From   the   Ample ' ply Asotin City with lights.
Molatnre  In the Soil—Demand  for       Lntnh county Commissioners hnve made
Montana   tlraslng     Lands—School I public  their report  of the county  home
Statistic* of Idaho. *'"•' ihe period from May 13, 1807,'to .lan-
  M»".V '• WB8.   The expenses of the farm.
including   superintendent's salary, were
The Fidulgo Island Packing   Company | $1,107.51).    From the   sale of    produce,
ins decided to increiise the si/.e of its Am-   $341,72 wus realised,   The average number of inmates wns 10, und expenses per
dny of each 37 cents.    During the year
How to  Prepare the "Stuff of Life,'
li>   a   I'rnctlcnl   Miner.
ucortes plant to a capacity of 100,000
The Recorder and the Bulletin of Aberdeen have been consolidated,
r'verett reports all of her manufacturing industries in active operation, some
nl them running day nnd night.
Two more evaporators have been put
in operation iu Whatcom county, milking
„ix in ull in the county.
The fruit crop of Washington last year
was estimated ut six million dollars, of
which one-third wus composed of prunes.
George Baker, an employe of the Everett smelter, went to Alusku the latter
part of December. He contracted u cold
ufter his arrival at Dyea, which develop
ed into pneumonia, from  which he died.
liv nn amendment to the Indian appropriation bill, which bus been passed by 1 monthly sulnry of male teachers was $01
the senate, the time for the completion of | females, $41.
the Irrigation canal through the Yakima I   A very Interesting suit hasbeen brought
reservation lu»s been extended two years. | iu the district court at Boise in the name
W40.0B was spent on permanent improve
mente. In I8II7 070 bushels of wheat were
raised on the farm, 500 of outs und 400
of potatoes, and 35 tons of hoy nnd 1(1 of
carrots and lieets.
The report made by State Superintendent Anderson to the bnreuu of education
ut Washington Oontains some interesting
figures. It is for the school yenr ending
August 3, 1807. The report shows there
were 42,127 school children in the stale
between the nges of 5 nnd 21 years, 22,172
mules und 10,006 fcinulcs. 'ihe average
daily attendance was 22,045; the number
of buildings used for school purposes ti2(i.
and the number of teachers 7113—298
males and 405    femnles.      The   average
The $50,000 damage suit nt Spokane uf
Charles F. < 'lough agninst W. W. D. Turner  for  the alienation   of   the nfTeetions
of the state against It. S. Browne und
those who were his bondsmen when he wus
treasurer of the board of regents of the
of Carrie H. ('lough, wife of the plaintiff, state university. It is brought to recov
has lieen dismissed by .ludge Prather. j er $5(125 lost by Isaac W. Sherrill of
The order was made on motion of theI Poughkeepsie, X. V., on a university
plaintiff's attorneys. building fund warrant.   The case is one
Never in the history of Kittitas county thai hns attracted considerable attention
bus the ground been in so good u condi- | at different times, owing to the peculiar
lion for crops as it is now. Heavy rains   manner in  which  Mr.  Sherrill lost  the
last fall guve ample moisture. Then the
fall of snow was such that at least 18
inches was in sight when the February
money. The wnrmnt wns sent to Browne
for collection. He wns u banker. He purchased a draft for the amount  from his
break-up same.   An immense quantity of I own bunk, held it nnd sent il on just be-
water bus gone into the ground, und the   fore hi-, bank failed,
result menus much  for the coming sen
-.in'-, crops.
The daily receipt of milk at the North
Yakima creamery now averages   shout  Ipaalsfc iiem-ni such
7U00 pound-,  from  which  nre produced i "■ to Culm.
about 300 p.iiiud- of butter.   For this miik \ 	
the farmers are getting approximately 88 j    Madrid, March 1.   Senor Bagasta, com
i-nts to $1. so that the creamery is di*
tributing about #1000 ii month. The customers of the plant bring milk for distances of eight and ten miles, hut there
is a station on the Upper Natchez when
mentlng upon en alleged interview with
Prince Iti-marck. in which Ihe latter I*
represented a- suggesting thnt the Cuban
trouble should is- submitted to the *kiw-
ers  for arbitration, expressed  his  atton
skimming is done and the cream brought j i-liiiient thai such an iden could emanate
to the central market at Yakima, The fmm Prince Bismarck and declared cm
hugesl receipts are during April and May.; phutically "that nothing but ignorunci
at which time IIiikni to 12 "00 pounds of] of the question could inspire Ihe notion
milk will lie cared f> r. Hint Spain would suffer foreign Intrusion
Another oil well has lieen struck in Of submit to arbitration in her indispr.ta-
western Washington, Ibis time in thelble right- of sovereignty! or," said the
heart of Tacoma, just north of the expo- | Spanish premier, "would    dure    propose
Bread in Alaska means always baking
powder bread or biscuit, for no other
kind is possible. Thero is no yeast nr
liny other means of raising dough. An
experienced miner, one who bus been in
Alusku live years, hns just given us two
of his most  useful receipts.
Those who think of going to the Klondike should keep them, nnd those win
stuy ut home will be interested in knowing how n practical miner prepares bis
"staff of life."
Bread; Quart of flour, two tablespoon-
fills of Cleveland's baking powder, half a
teuspoouful of suit; mix up with cold
wilier or milk until stiff. Urease the
jinn, bake until cooked (about half an
Biscuit: Quart <>f flour, two tcaspoon-
fuls of Cleveland's linking powder, and
hulf n tenspoonful of suit. Mix thoroughly while dry with lard or bacon
fnt. Then mix with water or milk until still' enough to roll out. Cut into
circles with top of buking powder can Of
cup: bake about fifteen minutes.
Several other Alusku receipts together with list of groceries, clothing and
supplies to take with one are published iu
a Klondike circulur. This circular, together with n cook book of four hundred
receipts, will he mailed you free if you
send stamp und address to Cleveland
Milking Powder Co., 81 Fulton St., New
Be sure to mention the Klondike, circulur if you want it: otherwise the cook
book onlv will be sent.
■evidence That the Muitunliiea on the
llutllc-ahlp Maine Had Nothing; to
Do With the Initial Hxplo-lou,
und Played a Small 1'urt In the
Thin ice frequently affords a good opening for ambitious skaters,
A weak spot In a piece of timber may
endanger a whole building, und certain it
Is thut the muli who suffers with Lumbago
lets down the whole framework of his
anatomy. In case of the building, It Is
shored up and made strong, and Just so
St. Jacob's Oil shores up the muscles of
the buck, strengthens the muscular frame
and In a wry short time the sufferer Is
restored to his native strength. Why then
will a man go about on crutches for
months nnd years, when the stimulation
of a good liniment like St. Jacob's Oil will
In so short a time send him back to business and to the bosom of his family a
strong and healthy man.
sit ion building. The discovery was
made accidentally some time ago by .lis'
Derringer on land belonging to the Tacoma liind Company. Derringer, it i*
said, was not on good terms with Mr.
Anderson, the manager of the company,
so he let Qeoige W. Dickenson, formerly
assistant general superintendent of the
Northern Pacific, Into the secret, and  i
such an absurdity, and no Spanish go\
eminent   would   listen  or dream  of such
ll.i iiiil.e   Iln«   Marled.
Senor Polo y  Benutbe, the new   Span-
i-h   minister  to  the  United  Stales,   has
"tinted   f'r  Gibraltar, en   route   for  New-
York.   He i* fully empowered  to con
tinue the  reciprocity  negotiation-.    The
20-acre trad on which the diecovery was government is anxious to secure u firm
made wns purchased nt $4000 nn acre. It i baaia bu commercial ami political relets said the few tests that have been made j UoOS with the United States before May
ol  the oil are satisfactory, nnd  that   the! I in case the pacification if Cuba should
product comperes favorably with ihe oil|n,,t have made pit-gross before the rainy
of the Ohio an.i Pennsylvania fields.       [season commences.   It is an open secret
Montana. I I hat both  the home and colonial govern
The demand for Montana grazing hinds i incut n-ider the preservation of friend
contfonra to he greater than the supply, H7 relation- with the Cnlted Btatee as
Lest week the state land department J no less important In tbe pacification of
leased tsooo teres ol grazing lands and Cub» than the military operations and the
would have had the opportunity to lease I unofficial negotiations to induce the Insur-
other lands could it    hnve supplied tbe [ gent leaders to accept autonomy.
Mhootln*   Nernpe   nt   Unite.
Butte.  Mont.,   Feb.   28.—Bob   Works.
manager of the Dugau house, shot mid
killed Ed Daly iu Ihe barroom of Hie
place nt midnight la-t night. The men
bud hud trouble before. Three shots were
Krederlek Tenn>»on  In Head.
London, Feb. 88.    Frederick Tennyson.
Ihe brother Of the poet, died Saturday.
Oregon Lumber to Vlmllvoaloek.
Snn Francisco, Feb. 2H.—The Pucific Export Lumber Company bus chartered the
big British steamship Ailaacraig to carry
lumber   from   Portland   to  Yladivostnck,
Plso's Cure for Consumption Is our only
medicine for coughs and colds.—Mrs. C.
Uelts, 139 8th av\, Denver. Col.. Nov. 8,'95.
II    is   the   dance   music   that   always
reaches the sole.
•ill Mil-: INTO YOLK ofllltl
Allen's Foot-Ease, a powder for the feet.
It cures painful, swollen Smarting feet and
instantly takes the sling out of corns nnd
bunions, It's the greatest comfort discovery of the age. Allen's Foot-Ease makes
tight-biting or new shoes feel easy. It is a
certain cure for chilblains, sweating, damp,
callous and hot, tired aching feet. \Ve
have (iver 10.000 testimonials uf cures. Try
it today. Sold by all druggists and shoe
•tores. By mail for _5c. in slumps Trial
package FIIKK. Addresa Alleu ti. Olmsted, Le Hoy, V, Y.
Moses was not n Spanish toreador, but
he seems lo have la-en the original hull
pnrticiilar sections desired,
Heorge \V. lrvin, the newly appointed
postmaster for Bnlte, hns received a formal rut ideation of his appointment from
Washington, together with on officio]
bond form for $50,000. to lie signed by
himself and sureties who can qualify in
double the sum of the bond. As soon as
the bond is returned to Washington and
approved, Mr. lrvin will lie ready to .is
smile his duties as postmaster.
William B. Budgets of Deer Lodge
county, who bus been appointed Cnlted
Stales district attorney for the district
of Montana to succeed cx-t'ovcrnor P.
11. Leslie, has been for n few months acting us assistant district attorney and was
in the diiect line of promotion. The up
pointee bus lieen n resident of Montana
since 1801, He bus served S term a- county attorney of Deer Lodge county, nnd in
1M4 wns sleeted to the llontans house
of repress*!tativee.
Ii, ii. Parker, manager of the Murphy
cattle Company in Montana, hns   two
costly dogs to ndd to his pack  of wolf
[IT* PerniaiM-iiily Cured,   (to StSOf OStfWMUWS
■ III after Itrm .lay's use or Dr. Kline's (treat
Ni m- It.-sinnr. Heml for FKKK OU.oo trial
bottle ami treatlae. DR. It. IL KLLNK, Ltd., SB
Arch street, l'lilladelplilo. Pa.
Pleah   Dropped   From   Ills   allium.
Colleettoaa Increase* over Those for
Former Weeks.
New Bedford, Mass., March L —The
strike council has decided to send two del
egates to Washington to represent the
New Bedford unions al the healings of Hie
congressional Judiciary committee on Hep
resentatlve Loverlng'" el^ht-hour amendment to the constitution. One of the pin -
poses of their visit will be their work in
Baltimore, Wilmington snd other cities
on the route, where they will address the
Lebanon, Mo., Feb. 27.—The boiler at
Bunehe'e mill, nt Ryan, 25 miles southeast of here, blew out. knocking Hunch"
30 feet into the saw pit. He crawled out
of the sluice of hot water, walked a quarter of a mile to his home, with flesh full- I
ing from his body.    After suffering In- i
tensely for 10 hours he died.
Cured by Lydla B. Plnkbam'a
Vegetable Compound.
peat week hnve amounted to shout t-700,
nn Ml. I
ease over any former week
Bx-Ooafefteratee Belittles*.
Mtddtesboro, Ky., Feb. '27. A curd in s
local newspaper asking ex-confederates
to form a regiment to serve ill case of
war with Spain, bus brought more than
enough responses to fill the ranks from
southwest Virginia, east Tennessee and
Kentucky. The originator of the idea
HOW contemplates the formation of a di
vision   to be commanded   by Pltahugh
,   , ,    , , .   ,,,,,,.i:   ..ii.i secure what aid they can for
destroyers, which now number, pups nnd   "'"   '  ., ....        „     .       ,i,,,.;„,, .-,„ '■
,1     ,        _ ....     . .    . . ' the strikers.     I he collect mils uniing me
all. about .'{00 strong.    The latesl impor- ! "" ,  '" ,
tations are n magnificent Russian blood
hound ami n Leopard staghound bitch.
Tbey cost delivered nt Billing" in the
neighborhood of $HO0. They both possess
long nnd aristocratic pedigrees, nnd ui"
tine animals, nnd look to be well adapted
for hunting wolves on the rnnge.
D. .1. Hognn, one of the well known
cattlemen of Montana, was in Helens the
other day from his home nenr Augusta.
He suid Hint the cuttle iu his section
are wintering well. "We nre having n
peculiar winter up our wny. und I suppose
• I is the sume in other sections of the
stnt e. The went her bus been fine us a
rule nnd little or no stock has perished
because of the cold. We have had unusually htivy wind storms, however, in
the northern part of the county. Tbey
have torn down fences and ripped open
hay stacks and altogether censed a good
deal of damage."
Miss Motile Culnwny of Boise is now
ui-ting Mate superintendent of Christian
Kndenvnr Junior work in Idaho Mrs. Ida
M, Weaver huving resigned.
C, c. Fuller, until recently private secretary to Senator lleitfeld, will tnke editorial charge of the Boise Sentinel, Bene-
lor lleitfeid's paper.
I he Lewiston Light Company effected
" reorganization thin week, Increasing the
>'nvnl Reserves Hendv.
Qulncy, 111.. Fob. 27. Lleutetunl More-
head, commander of the Qulncy company
of naval reserves, received orders to notify members of the company to hold
themselves in readiness lo reporl on sis
hours' notice. The orders eiiine from Lien
tenant Commander Porter of Mollne, chief
of the battalion.
Oread Armjr wrnitu Geee.
Sacramento. Oal., Feb. 27.- The mem
hers Of Wlirren  Post, C  A.  H-, hnve re
quested Governor Budd to loan them •-"
rides, cannons and haversack* The veterans express their desire to become accustomed lo the inililnrv ethics now in
vogue so thai in OftSS Of wnr with Span:
they will be ready to go to tbs front.
"I have been a great sufferer from
Kidney trouble; pnius in muscles, joints,
back end shoulders; feet would swell.
1 also had womb troubles aud leucorr-
hoea. After using Lydin E. Plnkham's
Vegetable Compound Blood Purifier
and Liver Pills, I felt like a new woman. My kidneys are. now in perfect
condition."—Mns. Maooib Potts, ii*
Kauffmun 8t., Philadelphia, Pa.
•' My system was entirely run down,
and 1 suffered with terrible backache
In the small of my back, and could
hardly stand upright. I had no r.p-
petlte. Blnco taking Lydla 10. Pink-
ham'a Vegetable Compound, I havo
gained fifteen pounds, ami I look
better than I ever looked before."—
Mns. B. F. Moktos, 1043 Hopkins St.,
Cincinnati, Ohio.
Lli.MAKCiui,rF.x,Box77, St. Andrew's
Bay, Kin., snys: "Before taking Lydla
E. Ptakham'a Vegetable Compound,I
had Buffered many yeurs with kidney
trouble. The pains in my back and
shoulders were terrible. My menstruation became Irregular, and I was
troubled with louoorrhuia. I was growing very weak. I begun the nee of Mrs.
Pinkhum's medicine, and tho first bottle relieved tlio pain in my back aud
regulated the menses. It relieved the
pain quickly and cured tho disease."
PISO'S  CURE' FOR    fi'
MIS WHIM All tlbt tsllb
Ileal (\uk1i Syrup.  TssUS UikmI
In Urns.   Sold hy iii-ninom*.
khI.   UN t"
la. BL
New York Feb. 20,—A dispatch to the
Herald from Havana says:
There is no longer nny reason to doubt
that the explosion which wrecked the
Maine cume from underneath tlie vessel,
and Hint the magazines had nothing to do
with the initial explosion and played u
much smaller part ill the great disaster
tlinii wus at first supposed,
The evidence that has served to convince the board wns obtained by Ensign
Powellson, an nflicer attached to the Kern.
Mr. Powellson wus formerly in the construction corps and took a two years' special course in the (Jlusgow school of niiviil
architecture. He is therefore a competent
Whnt lie discovered wns thut the forward part of the keel of the Muine, with
its ribs nnd plutes, was stove upward so
fur Hint pints of the shuttered double bottom show out of water, and in (daces sections of the green-painted outer hull are
Corroborative of evidence given by Powellson, und of equal significance and importance, is the result of the close examination mudc by the divers. Whut they
found Indicates that the explosion came
from a point beneath the keel. A plumb
line dropped from a point just forward of
tbe conning tower would hnve kid the
lend exactly on the spit where the explosion occurred that hove keel und plates
and ribs almost to the surface. The main
force of the explosion seems to have been
exerted slightly on the port side of the
This is consistent with the facts hitherto ascertained. Collectively these now indicate thut the contents of the reserve six-
inch magazine were exploded by the initial blast und Hint there wus no explosion
in either of the other two. In the reserve
magazine was stowed 2500 pounds of powder in copper tanks, eucb of which continued -200 pounds. Several of these tanks
hnve been found by the divers nil in
crushed nnd Shapeless masses.
It is important to note that in the six-
inch and 10-inch tanks recovered the excelsior used for packing the charges shows
no Injury from flame or gases. The powder stored in the six-inch reserve magazine wns used for saluting purposes only.
The magazine itself appears to have been
utterly destroyed, only a few traces being
left to show where it wns once located.
The under part of the 10 inch magazine
is wholly inaccessible to divers, in the
upper perl is tightly wedged n muss of
powder cylinders too heavy for the divers
to extricate, but apparently Containing
unexplodcil charges of powder. The Dow
torpedo tube of the Maine has been located in the wreck, it lies in the debris
forward, submerged several feel under water.
The hull is now embedded in the mud to
the depth of eight feet Tbe divers sink
to their armpits in the mud and have the
greatest difficulty in prosecuting their
work. Those engaged on the forward part
of the shin are under charge of Conner
Charles Morgan, nn ollicei specially detailed from the flagship New York for that
\.«    Dim In    Remains.
New York. Feb. 20.—The Mail nnd Ex-
press prints the following, dated nt Havana :
While of course the members of the
court of inquiry will not talk for publication, 1 nut informed on the highest authority thai the evidence of Diver Morgan ns
to theeonditon of the Maine shows almost
beyond the possibility of doubt, in the
opinion of my Informant, Hint the Main-
was blown tip by an outside ngent Furthermore. Morgan's opinion is verified by
other American divers who descended today.
The court will finish its work here tomorrow and proceed to Key West to take
testimony of the survivors there. It has
lieen decided not to return to Havana, all
Information us to the cause of the disaster
having been secured.
Spnin  Wiuiis Wnr.
London, Feb. 20.- ^wording toe specUl
dispatch from Madrid til« reports received
there from the United States, to the effect
that  public opinion in the latter country
is becoming more excited owing to the Impression (lint the Maine disaster was not
due to an accident, nre "restlrring popular
feeling here (ill Madrid), mid the conviction  is Increasing in ministerial circles
thut the worst must lie expected." Continuing, the dispatch saysi
"The government bus no choice if the
United States ndopts B threatening attitude, for the prospect of war is popular
with all parties, and the more excitable
newspapers nre already urging the government to take measures to enable Spain
to strike the first nnd decisive blow."
llenle*   Presence   ••'   Mines.
New York. Feb. 20. -A dispatch to the
World from Madrid says: Admiral Terry,
chief of stalT of the minister of murine,
nays:   "The harbor of Havana  contained
no submarine mine In the vicinity of the
place where the battleship Maine und the
Spanish cruiser Alfonso XII were I'.Mchor
I ii/iuiuii  Lee's Opinion.
Chicago, Fell. 27.- A Times Herald
Washington special says;
Consul General l.ee bus made formal
report lo the president that it is his opinion that the Maine was deliberately destroyed. Every effort bus been made to
keep this Information from becoming public. Even where privately circulated tho
friends of the administration nre trying
to minimise the Importance of the report
by saying that it is only au expression  if
opinion by the consul general, unacoom
panied by evidence. The fact that (ien-
eral   l.ee   bus   never   made   it   mistake   ill
Cuba, however, udds much to the importance of his report und has Increased the
general concern among public men.
liniil.rc inl   In   11 Is!, „st in I.
Madrid, Feb. 27.—lmpnrciul warns
Spnin "to distrust the pneilic speeches of
President McKinley und of General
Woodford nt the recent bniupiet here,"
lidding: "America is actively preparing
for wnr, which is Inevitable if the rebellion in Cuba is prolonged beyond
The Spanish government, it is said, is
equipping its forces ut the different arse-
mils und is organizing its marine and infantry.
A decree, litis been issued dissolving the
The  IIIk  IImKI. s!,l,,  OrcKim  Will   Not
He Taken I'l-inu   \\'extern Waters.
New York, March 1.—It hns been decided by the ifhvy department to keep on
the Pacific coast the full force of naval
vessels now there, snys the Washington
correspondent of the Herald. Navy department officials recognize the fact that
the strength of the North Atlantic squadron would be strengthened by attaching
the battleship Oregon to Rear Admiral
sieuid's command, but they appreciate the
danger of leaving the Pacific const without assistance of this class, just ns tbey
appreciate the Importance of defending
the ports by vessels nf the monitor type.
There nre now stationed on the Pacific
const the Oregon, the const defense vessels Monterey nnd Monndiiock, nnd the
truining ship Adiinis. The Oregon, which
is nt Pnget sound, will be ordered to pr >-
cceil to Snn Fruiieisco harbor, nnd her
place in northern waters will probably he
taken by the Monterey. The department
recently directed the Monndnoek to be
laid in reserve, but these orders hnve not
been curried out nnd she will probably be
sent to Sun Diego.
Besides these ships, the department has
nt Honolulu the cruiser Baltimore und
the gunboat Bennington. No orders hnvr
been issued for the return of these vessels
in view of the aspirations of the administration tu bring these Islands within American jurisdiction. The criuscr Alert nnd
the gunboat Marietta nre iu Nfearaguan
und Guatemalan waters respectively.
These ships will be ordered to Sun Fnin-
ciseo if nn emergency arises and will hold
themselves in readiness for active service.
Beware of "cheap" baking powders. Alum makes
good medicine but bad food.
Ask your doctor.       ^
When il comes to stepping into n fortune no mini objects to putting his foot
iu il.
We are asserting In the courts our right to the
exclusive use or the word ' UASTUKIA," and
"t-ITUIKK'SCASTOKIA," SS jurTrudi: Mart.
I, Dr. Samuel ritcher, of Ilyannls, Massachusetts,
wos the originator of "l'lTCHlvK'S CAS roHl A,"
the same thut lias liorne ui.d docs now hear the
fac-slBiile signature of CIIAS. II. PI.8TCKSB on
every wrapper. This is the original "riTCIU-'K'S
CASTORIA" which h-tbetd used tu the homes
of the mothers of America lor over thirty years.
Look Carefully nt the wrapper mid see that it is
the kind you have always bought, suil has the
signature of CIIAS.' H. l'MiTCHER on the
wrapper. No one has authority from ine to use
my name except The Centaur Company uf which
Uhas. H. l'letcher is President.
March 8, ,-^)7.        SAMUEL PITCHES, MJX
The freshman is always u first-class fellow.
After belns swindled i y all others, send us
stamp for -particulars of Kins Solomon's Treasure, the ONLY renewer of manly atren&th.
MASON CHEMICAL CO., P. O. Box 747, Philadelphia Pa.
Talk is so (-1111111 that much of it
lie disposed of ut u big discount.
Five      llumlreil     nnil    Thirty-Seven
llcml   From   Lnnlnml.
Xew York, March I. —The Lapland
reindeer for the Yukon expeditii n of the
government hnve reached New York mi
the steamer Mnnitobun, 24 days from
liozckop. Arctic Lapland. The expedition
is iu charge of Dr. Sheldon Jackson, who
I introduced the Brat domestic reindeer in
Alaska, and now, under the auspices of
the general government, is placing there
the first colony of ljipjis.
The Manitoban brings a ii nil) nc cargo,
consisting of 113 immigrants, 687 reindeer.
411) reindeer sleds, ."ill sets of reindeei hnr-
lie*-. nnd between -ilHlO nnd 4IKMI bugs rf
inn--- for feedingthe reindeer en route. The
immigrants consist of 4'i Laplanders, id
Finns nnd IS Norwegian reindeer herder*
and drivers und their fumwilies. making
a party i f 68 men, I'd women and Jii chil
dreii. Along with them are *ix bridal
couples, who were mat lied a few days i.e-
fore the sailing of the steuincr. Only one
deer wns lost on the journey of 4IHK1 mile-.
The government has n contract with the
Pennsylvania railroad to transport tlie
deer to Seattle. The contract calls fur delivery in Seattle in 1.1(1 hours. From Scuttle the Outfit will Is- forwarded to Skag-
iiny und Daw Min City, and thence distributed to the government stations. The cosi
of the herd purchased by Dr. Jackson is
believed to have been about $50,000.
Both tho method ami results when
Syrup of Figs is taken •. it is pleasant
aud refreshing to the taste, ami acts
gently yet promptly on the Kidneys,
Liver and Bowels, cleanses the system effectually, disiicls oolds, headaches and fevers ami cures habitual
constipation. Syrup of Figs is the
only remedy of its kind ever jno-
duoed, pleasing to the taste and ac-
ceptable to the stomach, prompt in
its action and ti'tily benelicial in its
effects, preparod only from the most
healthy ami agreeable substances, its
many excellent qualities commend it
to all ami have made it the most
popular remedy known.
Syrup of Figs is for sale in '50
oent bottles by all leailing druggists. Any reliahle druggist who
may not have it on hand will procure it promptly for any one who
wishes to try it. Do not aoc-pt any
Fin. ii re      In
State  Circles,
Philadelphia, March 1. — William M.
Singerly died suddenly at his residence at
No. I7ul Locust street yesterday. Heart
disease was the immediate cause ol death.
Mr. Singerly had ls-en suffering for abort
10 days from a cold ami had remained at
home since last Wednesday, although I is
indisposition was in no way serious. While
fitting in bis bedroom smoking a cigar, be
was seised with s violent lit of coughing
and immediately afterwards fell over dead.
in the im mt at the time were Mr. Sin
gerly'sgrnti " ■ " "•' "I Singerly Menslith.;l, '"   '," I	
William Bingei
Record Publishin
the Chestnut
We iirc :lie .«i::e-: manufacturers lu the
Prime California Oak Leather.
Immense 1*004 of Saddlery Uof»l». II
vom dealer doe* not Lecp our make uf
llimiess, «eail direct lor them.
822 Sprague Av.      Spokane, Wn.
The lulu.*; " M. K. Davu" Mhni|>(M on
nV liurtioM-*; ii ir make is n guHr-intee
of exi c.ioii'-e. Look lor It. Take no
othe:. CatAlogiM upon application*
loniiT.-t, mjiiht'tiif iil.rr
1 I'kfi. 1 HM) Ktvli-I-.
1 Pktt. Karly Hpnnir Turnip,
RMUeti R.-.I Ben,
birimarrk Ouoomber,
Queen Vlolorfa Ia-huti
*-*' n-lyk.* M.-I<.n,
Street   N
the Chest nut Street Suvim.
Company, which  recently ei.
president of the Singerly l'lllp
Mills. He wns j niembei ol the l-'a ifT!*f ^ f^. j—"*}
-mi'k  commission,  and  until  lately
treasurer and trustee of the Philadelphia
commercial museum.   He was born in this -.OOTENAYS.
city December VI, ls:i-i. and with the exception of a brief period in his early man
hood, when he conducted s oommission
business in Chicago, has lived  here ever
since.     His father. Joseph  singerly.  was
one of the originators of the street railway
system of Philadelphia.
Ilk! I
. i\-
1.,  I
''"  'SS IN
^3.   C.
Recruit  tin*  national I'-mm
i'iiIIcni Strength,
Ml       Us
Tacoma, March  1,    Governor Rogers
, has ordered that  the 1(1 companies of in
fantry and two of cavalry composing the
j National Guard of Washington shall be
, Immediately    recruited   to   their    fullest
strength of nn men each for Infantry and
80 men for cavalry companies, Recruiting
is being carried on actively ami enthusiastically.
Governor Rogers will spend an evening
k with the officers of the two Ta
Is u
Oct It .
Keep it Rife
Moore's *U-*»1«4 -..m<-ly will .lo It. Thr.l
doits will Mkt ;o* fail better. Oat it 'roi*
year druffta-t oi any wholaul* drui housa, at
Iran Stewart A BaKass Uiui Co., Haatila.
PAliOl SB, w matt.
this weel
COtnS companies uud another evening with   T,Ar\ri Sr tnieini; and lueatliu- OoW or Bn-er
.1     a     ..I       iv    '       ,i        |. * ., KMMNiiie    Inst   or   lilirleil  IreHSiires.    SI.   li
the Seattle olllcera, the object of these ci n-   uV/l/IJ _-o-srt.BH.Box MT.Bonthlntton.Conn.
I'erenees being to bring the state mililia
up to the highest point of ellicicncy.
V N. 1.
\„. io.   ii*. mums'
It. O. IIIATI1KSON, Utlltor.
SATURDAY,   MARCH 12,1898,
Hotel Selkirk:::
Brandon & Barrett, Props.
Fine.Yiew of Hie L.*»k
Up to Date Service.
Fire Insurance and Genera! Agents,
.,:»l)IIMMJ   IlIiOKI  HS    ,  . a
CVSole agent for Silverton Townsitc,
NOTICE-'-J. I.   C."  Mineral  claim,
situate in the Slocan Mining Division
nf West  Kootenay   District,    Where
located:—North of  Four-Milo creek,
tthout two milos from Silverton, B. C.
Take notice that I, Charles E.   Hope,
Free Miner's Certificate No. 117291, intend, Bixty days from the date hereof, to
apply to the Mining Recorder for a Certificate of   Improvements, for the purpose of obtaining n Crown Grant of the
above claim.   And   further take notice
that action, under section 8T, must be
c.Qiifmeneed before the issuance  of such
Certificate of Improvements.
Dated this loth day of February, 18l»8.
Chah. E. Hon.
NOTICE—"Arena   Fraction"   Mineral
Claim ; sitnuto in the Slocan Mining
Division of West  Kootenay District,
Where located:—North of  Four-Mile
creek, about two miles from Silverton,
Take notice that I,  Charles F. Hope,
Freo Miner's Certificate No. 97291, intend, si^ty days from the date hereof, to
apply to the Mining Recorder lor a Certificate of   Improvement*, for the purpose of obtaining a Crown  Grant of the
above claim.   And further take notice
flint action, nnder peel ion 37, must le
commenced before the issuunce of such
Certificate of: Improvement".
Dated this 16th day of February, 1898.
Ciias. E. lloPK.
NOTICE—"Emily     Fdith"     Mineral
Claim; situate iu the Slocan Mining
Division of   West Kootenay Dintrict.
Where (located;—North of  Four-Mile
creek, about two miles from Silverton,
B. C.
Tako notice that I, Charles E. Hope,
Free Miner's Certificate No. 97291, intend, sixty days from the date hereof, to
apply to the Mining Recorder lor a Certificate of  Improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant of the
above claim.   And further take notice
that action, under section 37, must be
commenced before the ixguunce of such
Certificate of Improvements.
I Dated this 15th day of February, TS18.
'   . —-— • Cuah. E. Hoi'K.
NOTICE—"Jenny     Jones"      Mineral
Claim, situate in tho Slocan Mining
Division of   West Kootenay District.
Where located :•—North of Four-Mile
creek, about two mi.es from Silverton,
Take notice that I, Charles E. Hope,
Free Miner's Certificate No. 97291, intend, sixty days from the date hereof, to
apply to the Mining Recorder fur a Certificate ol Improvements,  for the purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant of the
above claim.    And  further  tako notice
that action, under section 37, must be
commenced before the issuance of such
Certificate of Impiovements.
Dated this 15lh day of February. 1898
Chah  E  Horn.
NOTICE—"W.H- « " Mineral Claim,
situate in the Slocan Mining Division
of   Wost Kootenny District     Where
located:—North of  Four-Mil. creek,
about two miles from Silverton, B.  C.
Take notice that   I, Charles  R,  Hope,
Free Miner's Certificate No. 97291. intend sixty dnvs fro n the date hereof,  ti)
apply to the Mining Recorder (or a Certificate of Improvements, for the purpose
of obtaining a Grown Grant ol the above
claim.     And   further take  notice t: at
action, under section 37, must  be commenced before the issuance of such Certificate of Improvement.
Dated this 15th day Of February, 1S98.
ClIAtl. E. lloi'K
NOTICE,—"Mohawk"miner il rlaim situate in the Slocan Mining Division ol
West    Kontensv    District.       \\ here
located:    On  Four-Mile  preek,  a-d
about two miles from Silverton, B.  0.
Take notice that I, Charles E. Hope, fre*
miner's   certificate   No,   97291,    intend
sixty days from thn date hereof to apply
to tho Mining Recorder for a certificate
of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a Crown   Grmt ot   the   above
claim.    And further   tako    notico  that
action tnder section 37. must  be commenced   before   the  issuance of   such
Certificate of Improvements.
Dated this loth day of February, 1898.
Ciiab. E. Hope.
NOTICE—"Crescent" Mineral   Claim,
situate in the Slocan Mning Division
of   West   Kootenny District.   Where
located:—North of' Four-Mile creek,
about two miles from Silverton,B ,0.
Take notice that I, Charles  E. Hope,
Free Miner's Certificate No.   97291, Intend Sixty days from the date hereof,  to
apply to the Mining Recorder for a Certificate of Improvements, for tho purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant of the
above claim.
And further take notice that action,
unuer section  37, must bo commenced
before the issuance of   such Certificate
of Improvements.
Dated this 15th. day of l''ebrnarv, 1893.
Ciiab. E. Hoi'K.
Silver!.!. News Cu.
Fruits and Confectionery, Tobaccos,
We are in receipt of a circular from
David W. King, editor of the Koote-
naian, Kaslo, in which he deplores
the state of the lead mining and
smelting industry of British Columbia, and offers a solution therefor.
This industry is admittedly, in a most
unsatisfactory position. It is as he
says, "battling against tremendous
odds by reason of being forced into
tho United States niarket with its
product, ere and bullion—a market
liostilo because of a high protective
tariff. This tariff which is designed
by tho United States to foster and
build up the mining industry of that
country, is, to the Canadian miner
who ships his ore direct, burdensome
in the extreme, as he must perforce
seek that market, and absolutely prohibitive when applied to the bullion
product of such ores, smelted in
Canada. There is a discrimnation in
the duty between lead in ore and lead
in bullion, the object being to force
the smelting of foreign ores in that
country. It is absolutely impossible,
because of this tariff discrimination
between lead in ore and lead in bullion, to carry on at a profit the industry of mining and smelting Canada's
lower grade ores, or the smelting of
ores of any grade, inasmuch as under
present conditions our lead must go
to United States markets. It is a
fact that the lead miners of the United
Tho petition asking for an appropriation of $5,000 for the repairing
of (lie Four-Mile waggon road is receiving numerous signatures, but tho
impression of many in Silverton is
that the petition does not ask for
enough. Tho waggon road ought to
be extended farther up tho gulch to
Fish Like. Many properties up there,
which would bo developed and worked
should this extension be carried out,
must ut prosent lie idle. Among
those properties are the Bartlett
group, Cornamay Group and Fisher
Maiden Group, and on Fenello creek
are the Sabbath Group and the Mount
Mable Group. Theso properties,
most of them of unquestioned worth,
will bp in any cireuinstatices under
heavy expenses for packing, but could
be advantogaeously worked if the
road was extended near them. They
now must lie unworked, because of
the dilliculty of packing in supplies
and of bringing down ore. A further
appropriation, enough for the carrying out of this extension of the road,
should be asked for iu the petition.
Hon. Thos, Davie, Chief Justice of
Uiitish Columbia, died at Victoria
last Wednesday morning. The cause
of his death was a complication of
In art disease and kidney trouble. The
Legislature, out of respect to the de-
sensed, adjourned from the 7 th inst.
to the 9th. Chief Justice Davie was
born in England in 18-iL', and came in
early life to this Province. He rep-
nsented Victoria in the Legislature,
and after the death   nf   his   brother,
States are,  under  a  protective  tariff; Hon. A. E.   B.   Davie,   tlio  Premier
t w
7 200 Gases Goodwin's Candles I
J 100 cases Hamilton powder      f
* One car Cumberland coal
and one car fresh groceries.
Silverton,      15.   C.
our mail. Yes, sir: 25 cents, is taken
fnni our wages for a monthly mail
service without our consent, und then
we have  to   travel   14   miles  for our
succeeded to the British Columbia
Columbia attorneyship. In 1892 he
was elected Premier, but retired from j
politics to his lite position two years
after, His death was u Sudden one, I
ns on Wednesday he expected to attend the sitting of the full court. His
death leaves a vacancy which will be
hard to fill.
on lead, successfully and profitably
operating mines that range in grade
from 15 to 30 per cent lower than
those which in British Columbia, under present conditions, we cannot
think of operating. Kootenay has
the highest grade lead mines in the
world, yet the lead product of her
highest grade ores, because of being
forced into a hostile niarket, fall short
of paying the freight, treatment and
duly charges. And were it not for the In the Legislative Assembly last
association  of   silver   witii   the   lead   week, Jas. M. llellie  gave,   what    he j
David W. King, of the Koote-
naian, is to circulate a petition to the
Canadian House of Commons among
all the mining men of this section
Mining men should all favor the petition, and sen th.it their bignatures and
see those of all other mining men is
placed on the roll. Mr. King is doing good work in this lino, and his
effjrts should bo ably seconded by
those interested Every ono in this
section must see the benefits we will
derive, thou Id tlie petition meet with
thesuccesi it deserves.
they could not be worked at all. The
reason we are force! into that market
lies in the utter absence ot a home
market. The heme market is not
available because of a low Canadian
considered an explanation of fair re- ]
distribution He pointed out that th-< j
revenue derived from Kooten-iy was '
?310,000 compared to S7.000 from j
North Victoria, and showed   how we j
import duty on lead and lead products, I had received in appropriations only
which admits foreign leads and for-,;$110,000 or ?200,000 less than we
eign manufactures comparatively free.! have contributed. On a basis of rep-
The United States tariff on lead in | resentation by taxation or population,
bullion, pig and tlie principal lead i we are entitled to fifty-two members,
products,    is,   averaged,  four    times i if some  of   the other  constituencies
The latest from the seat of  political
warfare gives the Liberals 4D seats,
Conservatives 43, I-idi-p'-ndents 2
Tlie Liberals lost IS seats and gained
12 and the Conservatives giined
nearly all the seats where three-
cornered fights were hel.l, and where
Patrons ran against Qonsnrvatives,
The elections of 1894 gave \\w liberals 50 members,
NOTICE—••Silverton    Boy"    Mineral
Claim, situate in tho Slocan Mining
Division of West Kootenav  District,
Where located:—North of Four-Mile
creek, about two miles from Silverton,
Tako notice that I, Charles E.  Hope,
Free Miner's Certificate No. 972IU, intend sixty days from tho date hereof,  to
apply to tho Mining lieeorder for a Certificate of Improvements, for tlio purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant of the
above claim.   And further take notice
(hat action, under section 37, must be
commenced before Ihe issuance of such
Ceitillcntcof Improvements.
' Piled this loth day of February, 18i)8.
Ctus   E. Hope,
All the Latest Periodicals, Including the
Leading Daily Papers oi the World.
Blank Books, Ueceipt Books, Stationery.
Supscriptions received for all magazines.   Courteous   treatment.
B. C.
Mrs.   Matheson
For Dress    Goods.   Millinery, fancy
goods. Confectioner and Baker.
B. C
J; (i. GORDON,
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greater than that cf Canada."
Now, the solution which he offers is
the imposition by Canada a tariff on
lead coming into this country from
the United States similar to that
placed by the United States on lead
from Canada going into the United
States. The effect of this, it is said,
and wc think properly, would ba the
bringing into existence of home refineries aud smelters, thereby giving
employment to C.iuadian labor, and
increasing the value to the mine-
owners of our rich galena ores. In
this, as iti other matters, Canada has
in tho past, not been sufficiently aggressive in her own interests. We
might give many .instances of tliii.
There is her saw-log and pulp-wood
policy iu the East. We take this
vi»v., nui in ,.uy spiiit of hostility to
the United States, but solely because
of attachment to Canada and its interests; because the effect of the
course advocated by Mr. King will
givi- a greatly increased value to the
silver-lead of the Slocan.
"The miners of the United States
are enjoying great prosperity   today
are token as a standard.    He said   he !
proposed to enter u protest ngninst the j
further  milking of   Kootenay  unless
the Government purposes paying  for
the cow.    He touched ulsoon the  tax'
on   quartz  miners of   Kootenay and
none on the coal miners of the Island.
Tho committee investigating tlie
condition of the Crow's Nest laborers,
arrived ut Fort Steele on Monday
evening, and the Fort Steele Prospector devotes considerable space to their
investigation at that place, of which
wo give a summary. The evidence of
twenty-six men was taken, and
shows a disgraceful stale of tdi'aiis
The men have' received no pay for
Denrmber and January, and the
time checks and checks on tho Upion
Bank, MacLeod, have all been, so far,
worthless, as tho contractor has had
no funds to redeem them. The board
the last two- months has been poor,
and tlie camp is described a j filthy,
dirty and unsheltered. An extract
from the evidence reads:
'•We see no  doctor at all and we
because they  are protected   by their  have to pay 50 cents per month for
tariff.   Canada   then  need only  take
the United States as au example."
Why net announce a band contest
for the 24th of May and get the New
Denver Bruss Bund and the Slocan
City band to compete with each other.
We would then need ro fire cracker?.
They would bo superfluous, as what
little noise they would make would
be inaudible.
Another cut in railway rates of
820 and §10 from St, Paul to Puget
Sound. Keep it up. The public can
afford to smile and pat the railroad
magnates on the back, Meanwhile
tlio stockholders wonder whore , the
next dividend is to come from.
medical attendance and 25 cents for
mail service, and only get letters once
in   two or    three    weeks. 1 have
only known of the doctor visiting the
camp once in six weeks. For the last
two weeks there lias been o. supply of
medicine. We don't know the doctor's name.
"Question—At 81.75 per day'and
85 per week for board, do you consider that you nre sufficiently remunerated for your labor!
'•Answer—No, sir. With a 'poll
tox of 83, medical ottendanco 50 cents,
25 cents for mail service, and loss of
time, we are not getting 75 cents per
"The mail servsco is not satisfactory. We have often gone seven
miles to Fort Steele ami  return   for
The Revelstoke Herald wants to
know why they cannot utilize their
display case at tli« depot fur their own
ere samples and gold brii ks, We arc
i-iiito willing for any and all camps to
place their specimens beside ours fur
inspection Wod& not in the least
fear comparison.
A tall, tierce looking, redheaded man,
with wily chin whiskers and a griill'
voice, was playing billiards with a meek
mannered little man , bo might have
been u twin brothei i Uriah Heap,
Tho red-headed man made a shot.
"Here," shouted tbe little man, ''that
was a push shot, and thev don't count."
"What's that?" inquire' the redheaded man, glaring at h . diminutive
friend rather suv igely
"Push shots lire bairfc.l, '. said."
"Barred,.hey?   Well, who in blazes
barred 'cm?"
•'Whv. they nre burred in the rules.0
The redheaded man tli'itnped his cue
dowtj vigownely on tha floor and a ltd a
conteinptiitive expression demanded,
"Who made the rules for this game an):
The little player besitited. "I'm not
exactly sure," be finally said, "but I
think it \>a» the French "
"Think it was the French, hey? Well,
they'll- foreigners, ain't they?"
The littlo man looked umharraastd.
"I reckon thev bo."
"Then I want you to distinctly understand ihat I'm nn American citizen, a
dweller on freedom's sod and a believer
in home industries and all that sort of
thing, and 1 don't proi-ose to recognise
no rules made by any foreigners. American iiiles are good enon.1l fur me. lie-
sides, if the father nl the best looking
girl you ever promised to marry uiu'l
got* right to iiuike a ihhIi shot, win in
thunder Iium?"
The little iiuin was si'ent and looked
sheepii.li, and when the iranio was re:
siimed he wus so rattled thut ho missel
the eusieHt kind ol a carom.—Washington Star.	
The social dance i»: -.-i in Mckinnon's
linII   last   Tuesday hi   was enjoyed
very much by thos . ho »iu-ndi-u :t.
Unfortunately only . ' • gathered for
the occasion, bdt the.1 ' it reason to
complain   oi   the   uii.ii . oio   who
Celled to attend missed a verv pleasant
evening. The music given by Messrs.
tiibbs und ICnox was splendid, and thu
lloor wns In excellent condition
The Slocan City News, commenting
on our proposed 24th of May celebration, bursts into the following:
Hetter "omo and see soniethin' that's
worth yer while to su1-.
There'll be names, rucin' an' duncin' and
everything is free;
But there'll be soniethin' greater, somo-
Ihin' noblv grand—
It'll not kill but thrill you—it's the Slocan City bund.
The present wnr score between the
United States and Spain is monopolizing the attention of some of our most
prominent citizens. Wluirever n corner, wanned by the sun and protected from draught may bo found, there
will be soon an orator harauiiging an
audience on the latest news. We
have had the United States whipped
and ressur'-cted a dozen times every
day the lust week.
The storm in a teapot over the 21tli
of May celebration is one of the
tilings of the past, and the citizens of
New Denver are now to co.operate
with us in making our fete day a success. Wo are glad the better feeing
of the rpejority havo overcome the
slight feeling of spite shown. Let us
work together, and we can reciprocate
in kind for tho 1st of July, when our
neighbors will bo making merry ovor
Kaslo & Slocan
Subject  to   ehanr.o   without  n dice.
Trains mi on Pacific Btandsrd inm\.
CDlNii WIST DAILYi        OiilNf! K.\sr
8:iM u. m. Leave Kaslo Arrive 't:50 p.m.
8:86    "    " r-oiiili Fork  "   :\:\Fi   "
8:86    " 'proulo's   "   1:15   "
0:51 " .Vhitewater " 2;0t) "
lo :03 " •• nc. rUke " 1:4- "
10:1H " " Mc(ini(n„n " 1:88 •'
10:88 " " Junction " 1:11 "
10:50 " Ar. Sandon Level.00 "
(Jen J-rp'    • .imt IV». Agent.
GEO. E. i  •: -SLAND, f-operiotendent
others who Intend going into the
Yukon, and othei Interior
Points in Alaska, should call nt
the O P. R. ofllce, at the Wharf,
and get LATEST INFORMATION regarding Passenger and
Freight Rates. Steamers sailing from Vancouver and Victoria. All other information
rotating to Alaska, including
Minin.]{;LawH, Discription of
Routes.with Table of Dlstancos,
Custome, Reflations, Maps,
9  w m\ummm.
A Book issued by tho C. P. It.
Co., Giving all Possil .1 Information Reiiarding tb I Vokon and
Alaska, Compiled from Inlorin-
ation as Supplied by the Canadian (lovcrnmont Officials.
Arrangements have; been completed
with the 0. P. It. for special ra'.es to
Silverton for tho Queen's llirthday,
A single fare has been granted to this
place from Nelson and from Revel-
stoko, Everything is progressing
favorably, and if tho weather man is
considerate, we can premise the rest.
Our atliletesare already busy "piling"
the stone," and preparing themselves i
for winning tho Olympian  wreathes.   W.      S,      CLARK,    AgCIll ,


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