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The Silvertonian 1898-12-31

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I 'ii^AiVV>''*AV'***l*|A|*A'1>**A*AA|*
Jot> Work
Neatly & Promptly Done
We can quoto you bedrock prices
Of Underground Developement Work
Etas Been Done Daring 189$
A   New   llaar'e   Hct1«w  of Tlie   Work
Done   In   The   Hills.
The past year han been one of health y
activity to the many minimi properties
adjoining and tributary to Bilverton.
Sonne of the older properlies havo been
more thoroughly developed and son',
that were more prospect*-, twelve moi,v'is
ago, are now ready to tako their plices
in the tront rank of the mines oi the
province. The amount of developement
work doue in the bilverton district
during the year, ag.rei*ates 11,000 feet
or over two miles and no other district
in British Columbia can point to a hotter
result for the amount of developement
There has been no Inoui, with its
consequent wild-cat companies. Tiie
Silverton district lias beeu most iortuu ite
in that so lar her mines have fallen into
the hands of practical business men,
who are content to work tiie mines on
their merits and who do not resoit to
the tricks of tho stock jobber to give
them r. fictitious value. Although many
of our properties aro stock companies,
the stockB are nowhere quoted, for the
■simple reason that there is little, if any,
oll'ered for sale, which iu itself ■peaks
volumes lor the confidence the owner.,
have in the mines ol this distiict.
We give below a few particulars of
sou-e of the mines, Lot their number
and our lack of space compels us to be
brief and montion only a few of tlie more
j rominent ones.
BesidjBH this a large, amount, of other
underground woik hss been accomplished
daring the year.
The outside improvements consist of
the extending of the Silverton wagon-
road to the mine and „ concentrator ol
50 Ions per day capacity, is i-eing erected
and will be in running order within a
few weeks. The company during the
year has shipped 225 tons of ore that
has netted handsome returns. The
stockholders are to be congratulated on
the large amount of work accoiupHalltd
and the wonderful improvement In the
property, due principally to the excellent
management it has had,
The Wakefield** Mines were started up
with a full force early last spring and a
Urge amount c*f developenie.nt work has
been acuomplitdicd. Their are live
tunnels, all driven on the vein, tin*
iiggregute length of which ia over 2000
feet. A continuous body of ore is exposed the whole length of No *.' tunnel
which is in over HOC feet ai d the ore is
also continuous in tunnels No 1,.'! and 5.
("praises havo been driven
between No's 1. 2, and .". tunnels nnd an
ostimale of the oro blocked out gives
over 3000 tons of clean or shipping
besides a largo amount of ooncontratlng
Over fifty men are at present employed,
ore is being stoped aud three carloads are
being sacked per woek. Already 140
tons have been shipped this winter,
although raw-hiding has only been
possible for tho last three weeks. A new
raw-hide trail has lieen built and an ore
house erected at the foot of it. It is the
intention of tho Company however to
e'cut a tramway from tho mino to tin*
Silverton wagon road, in the spring
The erection of a concentrator is also
contemplated. The Wakefield has
grown during the year into a mammoth
property and by somo considered to bo
tho biggest Silverton uv.nc so far opened
During tho past year about 1P00 feet of
uudtrground developement work has
been driven at the Vancouver mine.
The principal work has been the driving
oi the No 3 tunnel, which consists of 325
feet of a crosscut and over 450 feet of
driftiugon the vein, besides an upraise
of 130 feet nut throuah to No 2 tun.ml
above. The old workirurs between No]
■it 2 tunnels have received u general
overhauling, three new Bhutes have le*e
put in, drifts extendeil and new oie
bodies opened up and at the present
time stoning is lieing done here and two
carloads of clean ore per week is beitig
extracted. Tlie new work done this
year has been the means of opening tap
and blockiug out over 1000 tons of cfeau
ore which, with the ore already in sight,
makes a big showing. This ore Ifl
amongflt the richest in ihe whole Slocan
region and is fairly alive with ruby
silver and grey-copper. Specimen! can
he obtained running into the thousands
and 12000 net per car is nothing unusual for this ore. During the year 400
tons have been shipped nnd h iiiucIi
larger amount is to lie shipped durinf
the coming rear.
Considerable outside improvements
have beeu done, new ore bins, ore house
and blacksmith shop have been erected
at the mouth of N«i 3 tunnel. A new
system of ventilation has been Installed,
known as a water suction blast, which is
a complete success and makluB tha Vancouver the best ventilated mino in the
Province. The buildings lor the accomodation ol the employees have been
remodeled and mad« as comfortatile nt*
possible, being from a sanitary point "f
view well nigh perfect. Under the
present management everything has
moved like deck-work and the Vancouver stands today as a model among
the mines of the province, of wh.il a well
opened mine should be.
How Nitoertonians Spent the Week's
mm ummm their cook.
Week's    Notes
a     limy
■nd    Gosilp*
At the Comstock Mines nearly 3000
feet of underground developement work
han lieen driven, consisting of tunnels,
winzes and upraises. One year ago
there were four tunnols being driven
nnd not a winze or an upraise in the
mine. Now there are 000 feot of raises
and several winzes. Tho principal new
work consists; of the   following.
No 4 tnnnel, which is in some H00 feet,
nnd with the exception of a short piece
at its mouth has been driven directly on
the vein. This has opened up and exposed a largo amount of both ibippi-g
and concentrating ore aud has n foot of
doan ore in Its face. This tunnel cule
the ore shute at a depth of 550 feet and
raises have been put through to No 3.
tunnel above It, showing the ore to be
No 3 tunnel has been extended and
is now over 700 feet long and two raises
have been put thiough to No 2 tunnel
above it, both raises showing from five
inches to two feet of clean oro all the
way, besides a large amount of concentrating ore.
The No 5 tunnel has been drivon still
deeper and is now tho longest tunnel In
tbo district.
A new rur-nn) h»» hann   driven  below
The Emily Edith one year ago was a
fine prospect with a remarkably good
surface showing. To day it is one of
the biggest mining propositions on ihe
continent. About ono year ago Ibe
present owners acquired the property
and at onco put a foroe of men to work
developing the mine, resnltinir in I.'mO
feet of work h.iving lieen done. Tan
tunnels havo been driven. Tho upper
one Is now in over 700 feot, and iu
running this tunnel three carloads of
clean and 1000 tons ot concentrating ore
has boen taken out and piled up in the
ore bins. Several cross-cuts havo been
run and tho led,*,' bus been proven to be
from 50 to m feet wide, tilled with ore.
a raise has been -darted GOO feet in and
is now up 86 feot.
Tlie lower tunnel is in 400 feet and
has aheadv penetrated the vast oro body
exposed in tho upper workings. Everything coming out of both tunnels is ore
and a large porportioo of it clean. The
company have erected suitable buildings
at tho up-ter tunnel and are at present
excavating for building' ami bins at the
lower tunnel. This company owns a
fine mill-site, a large amount of land
aud a good water-right. In the near
future a concentrator will be erected,
which necessarily must be a big ono as
ihe output of Ihe mine will be tremendous. This mino has, without doubt,
tho largest ore bodies yet discovered In
the Silveiton district and will be able to
give employment to nn army of men.
Situated as it is, within a short distance
of town, it is destined to be our mnin
support. The Emily Edith mine could
not have fallen into belter hands than
the present m.UKig-'inent who aro conservative, practical mining men, who
havo proceeded to open up and
A merry load of pleasure seekers left
town on Christmas nii'ri.inu*, hound ior
ibe Vaieouver Mine, win rj ihey where
they were to ho the guests for th* day
of the management. Although a sleety
snow was fallinir. nothing could dampen
the ardour of the party and the Company's buildiiirs wero sonu Invaded by a
rosy cheeked outfit.
The drive hud sharpened their npm*titAS
nn,I the t'hii-tinns dinner prepared ly
B Tt Wllhelni wus tempting enough to
in at." even it dyspeptic tluow away a'l
though; oi ihe morrow in tlie j,j.,' ol
(easting; Alter the guests had been
sealed, Foreman Bulk, r HUii.iunred Mr.
IVitheim, the premier of iho d'lwi.'.r antl
to whom iIih iiiimrs owe »o much ol
their lOinfori, nnd after a neat speech
presented hint with a l-eiintiiul watch
chniin set with u splettdi I diamond. On
the rev.-rse side was engraved, "l'resen-
ti*d to llert Wllhelni by tlio employees ol
the Vancouver (-troop Mine.i. Xuias ISOS'i
Mr. Wilhelm, although taken by surprise, rose to ihe ocMsion and tbankid
ihe men heartily f»r their gift und for
the spirit displayed in its pres-uiiation,
After portokliig of the dinner prepared
for ih'-tu. wii'.-ii iu.*::i iii I every d -liciex
in the inarm, th,* gue.ste fully under-
-too I why ihe men bo efpreelatod their"
c w>k.
As soon -is they wore able to move
•itviut niter dinner, the parly resolved to
explore Ihe mine und they accordingly
dared the unbroken trail. The enow
had fill.'?.-, so ihep!; t'.:,' i!u Udt-i .'.
the party,and there were some tall one*
there, were nearlv cugnlfed. Willi candles in hand, the Indies followed Foreman Barker iIhou^Ii the Intricacies of the
mine and each niimd a specimen with
tier own fair bauds as a souvenir of the
inp. The raises wete a source of dismaj
nnd the "TImiiu Hod" altered Ly one
lair damsel on regaining terra firm.i, was
spoken in no irreverent tone.
The return trip tn town w:.s made in
good time and the party resolved tl a'
ili.mks to the Vancouver Mine people
they had had a Merry Xraaa.
The Christmas Tree Entertainment
given lost Monday evening was a well-
ntteudnd success Tiie gaily decorated
trees, of which there wow two, were
heavily laden with eifla tor young and
.•ll. The program passed ill smooth!.-,,
the 8ihool children inking their parts
well, show in.-the earclul training Ihey
hud had. A. A. Wehli iiiadu a splendid
S.inta Cl.ius. bringing out the laugh in
thc many josh presunta ou Ihe trees. On
account of the great weight of snow on
the Hall roef, it was Ihnught advisable
not to have a dance af.er the enierUiu-
iiiciit, as whs first planned.
SLOCAN city notes.
Frill- our Regular CorreKpoiMlent.
horoughly develope the  property in a
BysteuuitH. milliner.	
thiTgalena mines.
for 1 he side uinnner in which be handled
the mineral exhibit at the Spokane Fruit
Fair ii, October Us!.
The following committees were appointed: (>a Annual Banquet. Messrs.
ll'iuclt, Aitcheson, Teeter, Hanlon and
-toll; On finance, Messrs.Hauck,Teeter and Markeson. After singing "jlmer-
ica" and "God save the Queen," Houun's
Alley Banquet was declared adjourned
for one year.
The men from the B-ink of Englaid tn.
r.i who were spending Christmas in 8I0-
cmiCiy. returned to work Wediiesd'iy .
The lessees are feeling enopurflged by
the outlook and nre now taking out good
ore, but no ttopiug is being dime. They
intend to push their drift ahead about 40
(eei fir'l.er, before commencing to stojie.
There is noma talk of the force at the
Arlington being incrofifced soon.
Scott Thornbnrg, one of the men at
wo*k fer Andersen & Bradv was caught
in a snowidideOU Monday, while ut. work
liriMl»i::g the trail. Forttn a'e!> plenty
of l:<*!p wns ut tiatid for a rescue. Two
mules,c ngbt in tha same slide, were
completely buried iir.d were exhumed
only In tiiue to save their lives, nf er
much ban) v.o.k. The work in! ripening
he trail '.v:;g postpmrd alter the -*ivi-
delit, tl.i' danger from passing slides
lieing too great. Tlie {rail is now again
in r.ood Condition and the wnrk of raw-
hiding the Willi* field ore lias taken sn-
olher spurt. Twelve motet under ilie
charge of lour nun are kept busy,
Probably the most widely  known  ol
„il tho bilverton properties is the Galena
itow, owing to the feet tbttlttflouuon
.      . I   ooU  deal   o'   ciiiici.-in in
I '^ u-na Ia known as Pio B.   ,, mu w *"«_■-jr.      ^^   ()ie umolllll un ., U(]nei pre pa..\i ions; to A K Teeter, for 1.1st, intends opening a stom iu Casc-ide
the  year  nor   tb« j the ure of the oouimodious dining room Ci,'.v-   U" ho* wirclmsod a lut there and
The Quadrille Cub give a dance in
Ihe Music Hull on Friday night, which
was well intended and was un enjoyable
Hogsn's Alley gave their second Annual Banquet at tho Wilson House on
Christum* evening. There weto 52
quests assembled to do honor to iho occasion and Incidentally to partake of the
tinker. The Yellow Kid was present
and J A Purvlanoe, .1 W Kyte, C Snyder
nnd Ralph Gilletto of Bilverton were
among the guests. j\fier paying alten
lion to the dinner, the hnrquelters preceded to bnsinesi by electing A E IVeiei
us 1 Iciii ninn      Ho tospoudeil   111  a shell
speech, thanking the mcrt'nir for the
honor, ami declared business in order
Several interesting spuiches were
made, interspersed with mufic, vocal
nnd in.-niimenlal. The chairman was
attain culled upon to Speak and calling
Mr F G Carlisle to the chair, ho nude a
short speech, reviewing what hod been
accomplished in a few short yeurs in the
country und In Hogaii'a Alley, Several
voten of'thanks were pasted, ns follows:
I'o 0 Adams, Paul liunck and G S10II
In considering the qnoatlo 1 of Lite
Insurance and ill tttkinz p policy Ujion
which yon agree lo mnke |,a.\ incuts tor
10,15 or 29 yeatt yon should remember
thst hard times may com", when perhaps the premium can cot be raised and
so the policy and all the money pi/id on
il be loj>t.
if .lull MiXe il v**-.!',,'*. in the "Nerr Yca-k
Life antl be caught in Ihe fix roenti mod
tthovi, yon will find that the Company
will make yon a loan oil the s«*le socuritv
of th'pdicy, which will enubk* you to
tide over the hard times.
We advise onr renders to examine any
policy "fWed nnd if tic ir* i< no loan
cliine, reja.f. it. And take inttead .nn*
i-snip-1 by Tun New York Life, thropgh
irs loenl nL"*'its Cf'-1? A Co. nnd bv w
doing v'tt wi 1 n"' (in'v gel the ''est pol
icy is-'.i-'d t>nt will tie iopdinij a In-lping
h ind to a home film, whose inteirs's aie
ono with those of vour town.
I    ths \mi iwm.    if
Private,  bath rooms at T,.in Mulvys
Pi'hi ol-bouks at th • Driu S:ore.       t
Xincs Cards tit J. 1 Mcintosh's.
Colonel Lowery has,  wo are in'oimed.
filed un abondonmenton l.owerv's Gold-1
en Cl.iiin, which   he   recenllv  staked in
Kossitind.   The siiifuee showing was nut
siilliiently promising.     He  will confine
hirfutureattentions to ihu workings in
the New Deliver L dge, hoping for the
a*.streak to widen.
Il hns b"*n iieeided to cont'iiue )>"r-
luaiientiy the loun.-t car, which for the
past few weeks has been al inched to the
ti ant-continental train 01 the C. P. I!
which leaves Vancouver on Thorsdavt
The oar goea light through to St John,
New RninSwIck, Where it conneots with
the   Domtnion   and   Allan   lino oiean
The C. P R. has announced that
round trip tickets nl. single fare rate will
bo sold between nil Ko.jtenay points
south "f, and Including, Nakusp, fiom
the 20ih instant, iL'cltisive Such tickets
are good for return until January 4
Round trip tickets will u'.su ha sold nnder ths same cund/iiins on Let! 30 & 31.
and .In 11 Is', which will also lie good for
return until Jan 4.
Mulvey's Laundry is np to-date. in the
I'irsl-class quality of tiio work turned
Harry Wilton retorned fneeduy evening from the Halcyon Springs, whero he
had been upending tho holidays.
The B. C. Syndicate has bought the
Wm. Hunter clothing stock from Brooklyn .lake Kirkpntrick was In Cascade
last week, in-king tho deal.
General Me-i-otac-jots
lo-faiv^iriers S-ULpplies,
Steel,    Otii3»,     Fuses
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Patronise Home Industries.
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tlx© Tailor^
. a Fui l I IKE or WOUSIEDS,
8-LVEtTOI,   I C.
1 Selkirk::;
Brandon & Barrett, Props.
Up to Hate Service.
Fine View of tlie lake.
Ol^OSS^ & CO,,
General Agents and   %i
!•!      |#|  IVlinlngc Brokers,
bouio of the ilchest ore yot diwiovered on
Hi') property and nn upraiBO Inn b^n
put through from it to No 8 tunnel.
notliinx ll known
work   iluno dOflM
uptliim <l **«» ***** VAS*.
of tlio Wilson Hotel, nnd to Don Hanlon
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R, 0. and Harry Matheson, Editors
Revenues of Manila Under "Unfavorable Circumstance*.
Appointed by the President to Attend
tha Peace Congress—His Appreciation
of Ireland's Republicanism—Will be
Other Represtatlves.
New York, Dec. 27.—A dispatch to the
Journal horn Washington says:
■Archbishop Ireland will represent the
United States at tlie czar's peace congress.
The president has had the subject under advisement for several weeks, and according to the best authority it may be
said the decision was recently reached,
the arclvbishop having agreed to accept,
the appointment.
Ever since his induction into office the
president has been anxious to testify his
appreciation of Ireland's republicanism
which took tho form of strong interviews
and speeches dining the campaign of 1890,
and of his mental gifts and learning. The
czar's call for an international peace congress at which his proposed universal
disarmament, is to be discussed, has presented exceptional opportunity to honor
Ireland in an illustrious manner. As thc
representative of the United States in
such an assemblage, his position would
comport with the dignity of ecclesiastical
office while not interfering with its duties,
owing to the temporary character of the
political appointment.
Aside from the pleasant effect such a
designation would have upon a large proportion of the population of this country.
it is assumed the United States would
gain prestige among Catholic nations
represented at this congress, as well as
achieve for the president a reputation for
good taste in selecting for a peaceful mission a professional messenger of peace
and good-will.
It is not yet known whether the arch-
bis-op will be the sole representative of
the United States or whether he will head
a delegation of three or five representative-
New York, Dec. 26.—Brigadier General
S. Whit tier, who went to Manila as an
inspector general on the staff of General
Merritt, has returned to New York on the
St. Louis with the peace commission. He
took part in all the lund fighting around
Manila, and when peace was restored lie
was put in charge of the collection of
customs at Manila.
"Between August 20,when I took charge,
and October 31, when I was ordered to
report to the peace commission at Paris,"
said General Whittier, "the port of Manila
yielded customs revenues amounting to
$1,000,000. This gives no idea of what the
customs receipts would be during 40 days
of peace and the ordinary pursuits of
"The value and commercial advantages
of the Philippines properly administered
are very great to any country that will
develop them. The Filipinos are a well
informed people, peace-loving, thrift} and
orderly. What they want most is a government that will allow them to attend to
their own business. If they can do that
in peace and quiet, they will welcome the
new government. 'Aguinaldo comes nearer
to being a great man than any other of 20
yeurs I ever knew. As we consider age,
he is a mere boy. Yet he has done wonders in fighting the Spaniards."
It Was Handed to the President by the
American Commission—Ceremony Was
Quiet and Short—Short Speech by Mr.
Day—Homeward Bound.
Mr.  Ja-nhliu   Waa  More  Than  Sufficiently Answered by Hia Wife.
Mr. Jawkim had been thoughtless
enough to say at the supper table that
he'd like to know why his wife could not
trim her own hats and bonnets.
"Dawson says that his wife trims all of
her hats and bonnets," added Jawhim.
Mrs. Jawhim paused in the act of pouring a cup of tea and said:
"Oh, she does, eh! And you'd like to
know why I don't do the same, would
youT Well, I'd like to know why you
don't do a great many things you hire
done that you could do yourself as easily
as I can turn to and trim hats and bonnets?
"I'd like to know why you pay old
Hogarty $1 a week for cutting the lawn
grass when you could do it yourself? Mr.
Dawson cuts his grass, and his lawn is a
great deal bigger than ours. I could buy
two or three hats with the money you
might save cutting that grass. Now,
•why don't you ao it? I really want to
know.   Why don't you answer me?
"Then I'd just like to know why you
don't shave yourself instead of running
off to a barber shop three times a week
and paying 20 cents each time. Will you
tell me why you don't shave yourself and
save 60 cents a week, which would buy
you a nice suit at the end of the year?
"Mr. Martin shaves himself, and he has
to get down town an hour earlier than
you every morning. Will you just tell
me why you don't shave yourself? I
want to know. My father shaved himself
all his life, and he was a busier man than
you ever were, and I've heard my brother
Henry say that he never went to a barber in all his life. And while I am acquiring information I'd like to know why
you must have your boots polished by a
bootblack every day instead of doing it
"When I was over to Mrs. Hagn*.''s the
other day she took roe down cellar to
show me her canned fruits and preserves,
and there was a box all fixed up with
shoe blacking materials, and she said that
Mr. Ilagny polished his own boots down
tbere every morning of his life, and  he
could buy and sell half a dozen times
over any day.       Yes, and Mrs. Hagny
told me that he took care of his cellar
himself, while you must pay old Hogarty
60 cents every now and then for cleaning
our cellar I   If Mr. Hagny can polish his
boots and clean his cellar why can't you
polish your boots and clean your cellar?
I'd like to know that I
"If I were you I would try to answer
some of the questions to my own satisfaction before I lay awake nights trying
to puzzle out why my wife didn't trim
her own hats and bonnets, and go around
looking like a guy; yes, I would I And
when you've answered these questions I
shall want to know why "
And as Jawhim fled from the table she
called out shrilly:
"I want to know if you are coming
back here to eat your supper? I want to
know that!"
Okanogan county has an area of 30,000
square miles of fruit, grain and mining
There are nearly 200 students in Whitman college, including those of the conservatory.
A depot building will be erected at
Ritzville during next summer and will
be fitted with all modern conveniences.
The government telegraph office at
Pysht will be removed next month to
Twin rivers and there located permanently.
The office of the state dairy commission
has been moved to Seattle. Commissioner
McDonald has already established his
The Kettle river stage line will soon
inaugurate a daily stage service between
Greenwood and Cascade, taking in the
new town of Niagara.
The glee and mandolin clubs of the
Washington agricultural college gave
their third annual entertainment in the
college auditorium last week before a
large audience.
The club will start on its tour of the
state during the first week in January.
Right-of-way deeds from the following
persons to the Snake River Valley Railroad Company have been filed for record
in Walla Walla: William Yeend and
wife, $50; Joseph Davin et al., $150; Hip-
polyte Davin and wife, $100.
Supt. E. B. Hyde, of the forestry reserve, has been instructed from Washington City to remove his headquarters
from Spokane to Everett. The depart-
:ii"nt, believes that the service will be the
betic*' rendered from western Washington.
A bulletin on "Alkali Soils" is soon to
be issued from the division of agricultural
soils of the state agricultural college. This
bulletin is of special interest to irrigated
sections of the state. All persons desiring
thc same should send their names at once
to Prof. Elton Fulmer, Pullman, Wash.
Another trial will be made this year to
have a state wagon road established and
constructed from Lyle, in Klickitat county, to some point in Clarke county, via
Stevenson. A bill .ordering this road constructed was passed at the last session of
the legislature, but was vetoed by Gov.
The board of control of the Spokane
fruit fair in anticipation of next season's
exhibit has let a contract for the making of a big circus tent. It will be 100
feet wide by 350 feet long; an entrance
tent 50 feet wide by 150 feet long; an
annex tent 00 by 120 feet in size. The entire contract including poles and ropes
will cost $4,100.
As a result of the November examinations for teachers in the various counties
of the state 411 certificates have been
issued from the state superintendent's
office out of a total of 652 applicants. Of
the 411 certificates issued, 334 were upon
examination, 13 were renewals, 64 issued
upon normal diplomas, life diplomas and
state certificates.
The Gale tract, lying on the south bank
of the Puyallup river, next to the Indian
reservation line, has been sold on a mortgage execution to A. M. Gale, the mortgagee. This land was taken up by Gale
years ago, and sold by him to the Tacoma
Land Company in 1889 for $76,000. A
mortgage of $40,000 was given as part of
the consideration, and the land now goes
back to the original owner.
J. D. Miller and son have been spending a week at Kettle Falls, looking over
the Lower Columbia river valley ai far as
Fort Spokane, with a view of removing
one of their Kootenai river boats for use
in the spring. They say a large trade can
be furnished from the surrounding farm-
:ng country and the new mines down the
Washington, Dec. 26.—President M.'-
Kinley has received from the American
peace commission the treaty of peace between the United States and Spain. In
presenting this momentous document.
Mr. Day, as chairman of tho commission,
said it represented the earnest efforts of
dio American representatives at Paris, and
that it was submitted with the hope thut
it would redound to the peace, credit and
glory of the American nution. Accepting
the treaty from the hands of Judge Day,
the president responded with heartfelt
thanks and congratulations to the commission as a body and to the members
individually. He spoke of all that had
been accomplished und of the happy method by whicli the difficult questions hud
been adjusted.
The formul ceremony of delivering the
treaty' to the president occurred iu tlie
blue room and lasted half an hour. A
great crowd of holiday excursionists filled
the railroad station, and in order to avert
the jam the special was run on a sidetrack, where the officials had an opportunity to leave the train before it entered the
Chief Clerk Michaels of the state department was on hand as representative of
Secretary Ilay, and quite a number of
officials from the state, war and navy departments, as well as friends and relatives,
were there to greet them. As they step-icd
from the train there was general handshaking and congratulations, and then the
party was escorted to carriages and driven
to the White house. It was noticed that
as Judge Day and his associates came
from the train they were unencumbered
with any sort of luggage or documents.
But Hon. J. B. Moore, late assistant
secretary of state and legal adviser of the
commission, carried with hira a huge yellow leather case. This case never left Mr.
Moore's hands, for in it was the peace
treaty which the commission was bearing
to the president. Four of the commissioners—Day, Reid, Davis and Frye—took
the first carriage to the White house, and
soon thereafter Senator Gray, the remaining member, followed with Mr. Moore and
the precious leather case.
Secretary Hay was with the president
when the party arrived at the White hou-e.
The first greeting was quite informal, the
president coming to the private vestibule
which leads to the* special drawing rooms.
Judge Day was the first to grasp the
president's hand, then followed the personal exchanges. The president remarked
on the vigorous health of all the members.
After the president's response some time
was spent in informal discussion of the
trip, and then all of the commissioners
except Judge Day departed. The latter
remained with the president for dinner,
intending to leave with Mrs. Day at 7:30
o'clock for Canton, where they were anxious to see their family after the long
Mr. Reid returned to New York today,
Senator Gray went to his home in Delaware, and .-senators Davis and Frye remain at their homes in Washington.
It was stated that the treaty would not
be made public at present, the usual courtesy to the senate requiring that it should
be submitted to that body before being
made public. In the meantime it will
remain in the custody of the state department for safekeeping, although copies of
it will be in the hands of the president for
such consideration as may be needed.
It is the impression that with the submission of tlie treaty to the president the
official existence of the peace commission
A 640-pound hog was sold at Ellensburg
last week.
Nooksack, Wash., is making arrangements to establish a co-operative creamery.
The Puget Sound Flouring Mill at Tacoma has resumed operations, after a temporary shut-down.
William Cannon, living on the Entiat,
hos sold $700 worth of fruit this year
from a four-year-old orchard.
Fruit growers in Clarke county, Washington, are investing extensively in spraying apparatus for next season's work.
Jacob Kinman, of Starbuck, has sold
800 feet of right of way through his
place to tlie O. R. k N. He received $1
per foot.
The Whitman County Poultry and Pet
Stock Association is arranging to hold a
poultry show in Colfax, January 19, 20
and 21, 1899.
There will be turned into the Columbia this season from hatcheries in Oregon and Washington at least 30,000,000
young salmon.
Fruit Inspector Brown, for King county, condemned over 150 boxes of apples
shipped from Olympia this week, badly
infected with the codling moth.
Stock on the range in the Lick Fork
section is not in extra good order. Fall
rains were too light to do much good and
grass did not get much of a start.
The salmon run on the sound this season has been very light, compared with
other years, and the varieties now running are also in smaller numbers than has
been the case for years.
The Blalock Fruit Company, of Walla
Walla, on Tuesday shipped seven carloads
of dried prunes from that city to Chicago.
This is the largest single shipment of
fruit ever made from this valley.
At least 76 per cent more apples have
been shipped to the eastern markets
through Spokane during the fall than
ever before. The fruit growers of eastern
Washington have opened up a wonderful
trade in apples, and one that promises to
increase every year.
L. A. Porter, of Lewiston, Idaho, has
shipped to middle western and eastern
markets this season about 150 carloads of
fruit He says the apple shipments were
the most extensive and the most satisfactory.
The report of the Oregon flsh commissioner shows that for the .fiscal year 1897
and 1898 there were a total of 16,914,512
of Chinook salmon fry planted in the
waters of the state. For the year 1898 a
total of 17,826,000 eggs were taken or
supplied for the various hatcheries.
The Northwestern Railway Company
has began grading for the road to the
Seven Devils country. It starts from
Huntington, and follows the Snake river,
the distance being 83 miles. For the first
10 miles there will be some tunneling and
rock work, but after that the work will
be easy. About 40 men are now em-
ployed.   .
An Interesting Collection of Items from
the Two Hemispheres Presented In a
Coudeused Form—Culled from the T-l-
elgraph Reports.
Evan* May Succeed to Command of
the  l.  ooklyn  Navy  Yard.
•ailed From Valparaiso.
New York, Dee. 23.—The Oregon and
Iowa sailed yesterday from Valparaiso.
The people gave the American sailors a
cordial reception.
Colnmbim  Ia  In   Quarantine.
Bermuda. Dec, 26.—The Spanish ships
Mysterious Robbery.
Lima, O., Dec. 27.—There was a mysterious robbery at the American National bank. The amount stolen was from
$25,000 to $50,000. The janitor discovered the doors of the vault open, When
the inner doors were opened it was found
New York, Dec. 27.—A dispatch from
Washington says:
Capt. R. D. Evans' name is prominently mentioned as Rear Admiral Bunce's
successor in thc New York navy yard,
now that it seems to be decided that
Rear Admiral Sumption will remain commander-in-chief of the North Atlantic
station and Rear Admiral Schley will be
assigned to sea duty in compliance with
his request.
Unless congress should pass a law authorizing him to remain on tbe active list,
Rear Admiral Dewey will be placed on
the retired list on December 20, 1899.
Only one other retirement will occur next
year—that of Commodore H. L. Howison,
now commandant of the Boston navy
There is a strong sentiment in naval circles in favor of the passage of a law to
permit the retention of Admiral Dewey
upon the active list for 10 years, as was
done in the case of heroes of the civil
Work is being pushed by the navy department on the small cruisers and gunboats to bc used for patrol service in Cuban waters. It is appreciated that in
six   days  thia   government   will  assume
 ,.   , i,,.s   Ki».rinineiii.   win  assume
that all the gold and paper money  in I control in Cuba, and it is desired that the
the bank had been carried away, although
sacks  of silver  money  were  untouched.
There are no marks of violence, and the
affair is mysterious.
MUalonary to Puerto Ilico.
Chicago, Dec. 27.—Bishop William E.
Mcljaren of the diocese of Chicago will
accept the mission to Puerto Rico to investigate the field there for report to the
Episcopal conference. He will start for
the new island possession some time before tho winter is over. Thc new mission
is of importance to thc Episcopal church,
as the future policy to Im
Infanta Isabel and Conde de Venadito
bound for Spain, from Havana, here on
the 19th for coal and provisions, are detained fn quarantine for observation.
The Conde de Venadito ia aaid to have
jumbiu i_ transit for -fain. [report. ^ luTTOlop-,■ *^orTa are those at Warsaw, which aecom-
navy shall be prepared to do its share of
service in preserving peace and order in
the seaports of the island.
Saa*a*ta'a Illness.
Madrid, Dec. 23.—Premier -Sagasta waa
worse yesterday. He is very feverish. His
condition ciused Spanish interior securities to fall from 50.25 to 65.30.
Carlist agitation continues in several
of "ie northern provinces and a number
of agitators have been arrested at Mor-
ella, owing to Carlist demonstrations.
Mr. Davta' Tribute to Lieut. Tiffany.
I wish to speak of one of the Rough
Riders whom I knew but slightly, but
whom I saw constantly about the camp
and on the march, and whom I admired
more as a soldier th.**n almost any other
man in the regiment   This was Sergeant
Tiffany, who, by tradition, and previous
environment,    was apparently the least
suited of men to perform the work he
was ordered to do.   But he played the
part given him as well as it could be
played.   He was the ideal sergeant, strict
in discipline to himself and to others, doing more than his share of the day's work
sooner than leave the work ill-done, never
stooping to curry favor from   his   men,
but winnig it by force of example and
smiling with the same cheerful indifference when an intrenching tool made his
hands run with blood, or a Spanish bullet passed through his hat, as one did
when he charged the block-house at San
| Juan.   He stood at salute and took his
orders from men with whom he had been
for many years a college-mate, recognizing in them only his superior officers, and
there   was   not a mule skinner or cow
puncher in the regiment that did not recognize in him something of himself and
better than himself.       When Roosevelt
promoted him to a lieutenancy for bravery at the battle of San Juan, I heard
him say:
"Tiffany, I am especially glad to give
you this step, because you are about the
only man who has never by sign or word
acted as though he thought he deserved
promotion. There are some who are always very busy whenever I pass, and
who look at me as though they meant to
say, 'See how humble I am, and how
strictly I attend to my duties. You who
know how important a man I am at
home will surely recognize this and make
me an officer.' But you have never acted
as though you expected to be anything
but a sergeant all your life, and you have
done your work as though you bad been
a sergeant all your life, and so I am glad
of this chance to make you a lieutenant."
nils*' Reaaona Are Personal.
Washington, Dec. 23.—Secretary Bliss,
in an interview with the Associated Press,
"I have been in most hearty accord
with the president and his policy through
the trying days in which he sought to
avoid war and while, us commander-in-
chief, he was conducting the war that
came notwithstanding his efforts to prevent it. I shall leave my associates of the
cabinet and of the department and my
many friends in Washington with deep
regret, but private and personal reasons
make my retirement a necessity."
The Santa Fe railroad has purchased
water front properly in San Francisco,
paying $387,750 for the same.
A special meeting of the Western Passenger Association will be held January
10 to consider tlie druft of a new association agreement.
The resignation of Andrew J. Smith,
governor of the Soldier's Home at Santa
Monica, Cal., bus been accepted, to take
effect March 1. 1899.
Sherry Burke, an old-timer at Butte,
Mont., fell down'a flight of stairs, receiving injuries from which he died.
Prof. John Bell Hatcher, of Princeton,
has gone back to Patagonia to continue
his search for rare fossils and explore the
interior of the country.
Assurances have been given that Colombia will grant an extension of six
yea is to the Panama Canal Company for
the construction of the canal.
Rev. Horatio Stebbins, pastor of the
First Unitarian church, of San Francisco,
and one of the regents of the University
of California, is critically ill.
Stories of the effect of the recent big
storm on the New England coast continue
to come in, the pranks of the gale and big
sea being everywhere evident.
The Pacific Mail Steamship Company
has given orders for the construction of
two new steamers to ply between San
Francisco and Yokohama and Hongkong.
Frederick von llartmann, son of Baron
von Hartniann, of Cologne, Germany, was
sentenced to five years in the state penitentiary of Indiana for burglary.
John A. Stevens, superintendent of the
D. M. Ferry Seed Company, at Detroit,
Mich., committed suicide at his residence
last week. Insanity is assigned as the
Thirty railroads were represented at a
meeting held at the Grand Pacific hotel,
Chicago, to consider a plan proposed by
Charles B. Mangham for a joint exhibit at
the PoVis exposition in 1900.
While attempting to arrest Thomas
Crosby, a 13-year-old son of a wealthy
Chicago widow, Deputy Sheriff Frank
Nye was shot and instantly killed by
the youthful prisoner.
W. G. Spaulding, cashier of the German-American bank at Port Clinton, O.,
and Mrs. Martha Jamieson, of Toledo,
have been arrested for killing Miss Amy
Meeker -by performing a criminal opera-
Dr. Howard Agnew Johnson, formerly
of Iowa and now pastor of the Forty-first
Street Presbyterian church of Chicago,
has been formally called to the pastorate
of the Madison Avenue Presbyterian
church of New York city.
The evacuation of Mariano province in
Cuba was gloriously celebrated last week.
Rev. Dr. Theodore N. Morrison, of Chicago, has accepted the office of bishop of
the Iowa diocese.
Captain Borehgrevink's expedition has
started from Haleait, Tasmania, for the
Antarctic regions.
Ambassador Jules Cnmbon will sail
from Havre for New York January 7 to
resume his duties at Washington.
Charles W. Davis, commander of the
Loyal Legion, and one of the best known
veterans in Chicago, is dead.
An explosion on the steamer Fanita at
Havana killed one man and fatally scalded three others.
All of the prominent six-day bicycle
racers, including Miller and Wuller, will
soon appear in a race at San Francisco.
Ray Burnett, Joseph Faragher and W.
E. Seeling were killed recently in the Columbus mine, located.in La Plata, Col.
Owing to recently discovered weaknesses, the United States training ship Adams
will not go to Samoa or any other foreign port.
The Midland Railway Company, of
London, has ordered twenty-eight freight
engines built in Philadelphia and New
John D. MeCullis of Carthage, Mo.,
shot and mortally wounded W. G. Gillcn
yesterday. Gillen was charged with ruining his home.
A dispatch from the Lloyds' agent at
Skibbcrreen, Ireland, denies the rumor
that a Transatlantic steamer waa ashore
off the Irish coast.
The state canvassing board of Kansas
has decided that A. F. Scott, republican,
and L. M. Mall, populist, tied for the
legislature. By drawing lots Scott won.
Chancellor McGill, of Jersey City, has
granted a rule to show cause why a receiver should not be appointed for the
whisky trust. A big legal fight is looked
The Third battalion of the First New
York regiment, which arrived   on   the,
transport Scandia at San Francisco sev- i
eral days ago, will leave for their homes
in about one week.
Mrs. Leland Stanford has filed in the
superior court of San Francisco her final
account as executrix of the estate of her
husband. The immense cstute is now in a
position to be closed.
Gunboat     Wilmington   to
the Orinoco.
Washington,   Dec.   28—The   -   l
Wilmington has sailed from Nor^k 7
will touch first at San Juan, PuertoV
ami then proceed to the north coast   t
Brazil, where she will enter the Orinoe!
river and ascend that stream « distnn „
This will be the net time in maiT?^
that an  American  vessel   hns floif_i i
that river. ' '"
The Isla de Luzon and Isla de Cuh,
two of the vessels sunk by Dewey at (J '
vite and subsequently raised by Nav«
Constructor Cnpps, have safely mad(. th,
voyage from Manila to Hong Kong'a,u>
because of their peculiar fitness for ^
service will be kept among the Philippine
islands for some time to coine.
Thc Cincinnati arrived today at Havana
She is coming north to be repaired at
New York. The Annapolis and vlclw
burg have arrived at St. Kitts. The Bean-
din has arrived at Callao, carrying a sup.
ply of coal for the battleships Oregon and
Iowa, which are closely following her
The battleships will receive instructions
at Callao which will determine their
course, either to Honolulu or directly
across to the Philippines. The Abarendii
has arrived at Norfolk, where she will lit
out for a cruise to Samoa, carrying a sup.
ply of coal and material for erecting the
docks and fixtures for the new ootllug
station at Pugo Pago. It will be several
weeks before she will be ready to leavo
the United Stutes.
Deputy Sheriff Killed.
Chicago, Dec. 23.—Thomas Crosby, the
13-year-old son of Mrs. Margaret Crosby,
a wealthy 'widow living in Edgewater, a
suburb, shot and instantly killed Deputy
Sheriff Frank Nye yesterday while Nye
was attempting to serve a writ of restitution. The writ was based on a mortgage for $20,000, which hud been foreclosed on the Crosby homestead.
Two Regimen<• (or Manila.
Chicago, Dec. 23.—Telegraphic instruction- were received from thc secretary
of war ordering the Fourth infantry at
Fort Sheridan and the Seventeenth, at
Columbus, O., to sail for the Philippines
on or before January 15. The regiments
will go via New York and the Suez canal.
Commuted  Suicide.
Detroit, De.-. 23.—John A. Severn*,
superintendent of the D. M. Ferry Seed
Company, committed suicide at his residence here. Severns had been in poor
health for some time and is said to have
shown signs of insanity for the past few
The laws of Austria-Hungary are published in eight different languages.
Kaslo & Slocan
Time card  No. 2,  taking effect at  1
o'clock a. m., September 1, 1898, Pacific
or 120th meridian time.—First class passenger trains:
Lv. Daily. Arr. Daily.
8:30 a. in Kaslo 3:30 p.m.
8:55a.m South Fork ....3:05p.m.
... Sproulea  2:10 p.m.
Whitewnter ....2:00p.m.
..Bear Lake 1:50 p.m.
.. McGuigan 1:38 p.m.
..Payne Tram 1:23 p. ra.
Cody Junction.... 1:22p.m.
... Sandon ..
0:45 a.m.
10.08 a.m.
10:20 a.m.
10:34 a.m.
10:35 a.m.
10:45 a.m.
Arr. Daily.
1:15 p. tn.
Lv. Daily.
^^^    CODY BRANCH. ^^^^
Mixed Trains.
Lv. Daily. An*. Daily.
11:00a. ni 8andon 11:59a.m.
11:10 a. m... Cody Junction... 11:50 a. m.
H*25a.m Cody 11:35a.m.
Arr. Daily. Lv. Daily.
O. F. k P. Agt. Superintendent
Navigation and Trading
| modate 38,000 soldiers.
llollvlnn Rebel*.
Now York, Dec. 23.—A Herald dispatch from Bolivia says that the revolution is gaining in importance and
General Caceres has arrived at Sucre
from La Paz, an advance force has been
started in the direction' of Oruoro to encounter President Alonzo's troops. The
latter haa ordered the Bolivian t oops at
Mollendo, Peru,  to Impede all  Imports
V.m*'Wti***m-**»K* -a..
Allen Women Can Vote.
Springfield, 111., Dec. 23.—In the contested election case of O. H. Brigham
against P. Stanford, the court lays down
the rule that alien born women become
naturalized when they marry citizens of
the st:it<*.
The court declares thc marriage of an
alien born to a citizen is sufficient to
make her a citizen, and that she may vote
under the same laws that other women
million.-** Nomination.
Washington, Dec. 23.—The senate con
firmed the nomination of Ethan A. Hitch
cock to be aecretary of the interior.
r*" **• j -.'iiuii. i
* mmtm **->.•*• mm *ms*tw~.*m»m**. .
^^^^^^^ _^tmmmmmmm\\      |    Tne molders' union label can now be
Montana state legislature meets Jan. 2. found upon a large number of stoves
Steamers "International" and "Albert*"
on Kootenay Lake and River.
Five-Mile Point connection with all
passenger trains of N. k F. 8. R. R. to
and from Northport, Rossland and Spokane. Tickets and baggage checked to all
United States points.
Ijeave Kaslo for Nelson and way pointi,
daily, except Sunday, 5:46 a. m. Arrive
Northport 12:15 p. m.; Rossland, 3:40 p.
m.j Spokane, 6 p. m.
Leave Nelson for Kaslo nnd way points
daily, except Sunday, 4:35 p. in. Leave
Spokane. 8 a. m.; Rosaland, 10:30 a. m.|
Northport, 1:50 p. m.
Leave Nelson for Kaslo, etc., Tuesday,
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
at 8:30 a. in.; arrive Kaslo, 12:30 p. m.
Leave Kaslo for Nelson, etc., Monday,
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday,
4 p. m.; arrive Nelson, 8 p. m.
Ijeave Kaslo Saturday 4 p. m.j arrive
Boundary midnight; arrive Bonner'• Ferry Sunday 10:30 a. in.
Ijeave Bonner's Ferry Sunday 1 p. m.s
Vrive Boundary Sunday 6 p. m.; arrive
Kaslo Sundav 1(1 «.. m.
Sunday 10 a. m.
Oloie connection at Donnor'a Ferry with
trains eastbound, leaving Spokane 7i40
G. ALEXANDER, Gen. Mantftr.
Ka»H B. 0, Oct. 1, 1897.
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Hmmmmux^em^^,,^^ . r^-^^^s^*.*^
^,sv--v*^~,^,^t-^  ..^ s
la caused by acid in tho blood. Hood'c
Bareaparilla neutralizes this acid and cures
the aches and pains of rheumatism. Do
notsullerauy longv when a remedy is at
hand of which thousands of people »av it
has caused all symptoms of rheumatism
to disappear.
HOOti S   parilla
la America's (Ireatcst Medicine   Price, %i.
Hood'g Pllla cure sick headache.   21 cents.
At Cnllno.
Callao, Dec. 2(1.—The battleships r0wa
and Oregon have arrived here.
By lnonl applications, as tliey can not reach
the diseased portion of the eur. There Is only
one way to cure deafness, and that Is by constitutional remedies. Deafness Is caused by an
Inflamed condition of the mucous lining of th«
Eustachian Tube. When this tube gets Inflamed you have a rumbling sound or Imperfect
hearing, and when It Is entirely closed deafness Is the result, and unless the Inflammation can be taken out and this tube restored
to Its normal condition, hearing will be destroyed forever; nine cases out of ten art
caused by catarrh, which Is nothing but an Inflamed condition of the mucous surfaces.
We will give Onsj, Hundred Dollars for any
case of Deafness (caused by catarrh) that can
not be cured by Hall's Catarrii Cure. Bend for
circulars,  free.
P. J. CHENEY _ CO.. Toledo, O.
Bold by  Druggists, 76o.
Hail's Family  Pills an. the best
If you wish to refuse
An importunate lover,
It is wiser to wait
Cntil Christinas is over.
A powder tn be shaken Into the shoes.
At ibis season your feet feel swollen, nervous and uncomfortable. If you have
smarting feet or tijjlit shoes, try Allen's
Foot-Ease. It rents and comforts; makes
walking easy. Cures swollen and sweating
feet, blisters ami callous spots. Helieves
corns and bunions of all pern nml is n certain cn*re for Chilblains, Sweating, damp
or frosted feet. We have over thirty thousand testimonials Try it today. Sold by
all druggists and shoe Stores for 25c. Trial
package KIEEK. Address, Allen 8, Olmsted, Le Roy, N. Y.
"Miss Specie gave mc a kiss for a
Christmas present."
"There, I told her she did not think
enough of mc to keep what I gave her."
■ ours   school   rou  hots.
How at Burlingame, will remove to Its
beautiful new home at Menlo Park, San
Mateo County, Cal., and re-open January
16th, 1899. Address Ira U Ifuitt, Ph. IX,
Benlo Park, Cat
It is a rule, somewhat severe.
Hut  true  as Deuteronomy;
There's just one month    of    Christmas
And eleven of economy.
IWCare  a  Cold In  One  liny
Take  Duntlve   Bromo  Quinine Tablets,
druggists refund money If It falls to cur*.
During thc present century seven instances have been recorded in the British isles iu which the bride has married
the best man by mistake.
When corning to San Francisco to tt
Brooklyn Hotel, 20S-212 Bush Bt. America!* or European plan. Room and Loan"
$1.00 to 11.60 per day; rooms 50 cents tc
11.00 per day; single meals 25 cents. Fref
coach.   Chas. Montgomery.
The Baroness Burdett-Coutta is said
to be worth about $4,000,000, and her income is sctjlown as being close upon 500
pounds a day.
No household Is complete without •
bottle of the famous Jesse Moore Whls
key. It Is a pure and wholesome etlmu
lant recommended by all physicians
Don't neglect this necessity.
Traveling 50 miles an hour, a locomotive gives out 62,800 puffs.
CITf PiTmaneiillj I'ure^. Ho BtSOf nerrons-iei
slH after tirsl ilnv's ns,. of Ur Kliur s or.»
Nerve iImiiihi Band lor Fill-'- It.uu trl»
bnltle ond treatise. DR. It. 11, K.UNK, Ud., VX
Arch street, I'liilauVlplila, I _
Willie—Simla Claus only brings presents to good little boys.
Tom (confidently)—Yes, but he's easily fooled.—N. Y. Journal.
8tnntl*  Ily In   Heed.
Every living thing baa pains and aches
sometimes, and the neiies ami pains of
humankind have a friend in St. Jacob*!
Oil, which stanils by in need to cure and
The present system of British telegraphs all the world over embraces 1,111,-
350 miles of wire.
Items Fro.ncSI.e Bl.h ltlgions of the Pacific Northwest, News From All the
Prlnel. le Mining Camps <- Personals -
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George Casey and R. Jl. Turner, well
known in Hutte mining circles, have returned from a two weeks' visit of inspection of thc Republic mining district in
Washington, Ostensibly the object of
their visit was an inquiry into the feasibility of establishing a custom mill there.
This'will iu all probability bc done if arrangements can bc made with the various mines in thut vicinity. They were
permitted to take from 700 to 1,200
pounds of ore from each mine, making up
a cur load, to be shipped to Hutte for
the purpose of ascertaining the most profitable mode of treatment. Mr. Turner
pronounces the Republic mine a veritable
bonanza, and makes mention of the
Mountain Lion, San Toil, Hlaek Tail,
Lone Pint and other properties as having large exposed bodies of ore.
The Sliinrt  HoImI In Hut tc.
The new Stuart hoist, which is rapidly Hearing completion, promises to be the
largest und most thoroughly equipped of
W. A. Clark's properties in the Butte
It is safe to say that the Stuart mine
has by this time installed itself among the
rest of thc solid properties of the camp.
When the plans were drawn by James
Doull, they were on lines of construction
that would not necessitate the stopping
of hoisting, and in consequence, a timber
foundation of unusual strength was so
built nf to straddle the old hoist, thus
leaving shaft operation unhampered. The
dimensions of thc new hoist are 30x90
and "0 feet in height.
The Itimlii   District.
M. L. Hewitt, who has arrived from
the Basin district, in speaking of that
country, stated that there arc other properties in that vicinity besides the Hope
that will startle the mining world when
more fully developed and made known.
According to Mr. Hewitt there are mines
in that country that are practically unknown and that the development of these
claims thus far make a surprising good
showing. He feels that the Basin district
is destined to become a mining camp of
more than mediocre importance.
From Ken' Denver, II. C.
The properties near New Denver, B. C,
developing and shipping, are making
great progress since the winter forces
were put on. The Bosun Sent out two
carloads of ore last week and another
goes Saturday. This makes 507 tons that
have been shipped from this property
since work wns started on it a Bhort time
ago. This has all been taken out in the
course of development, The ore bodies
are improving with depth. Smelter returns give net profits on this ore of $1,404
per carload.
On the Marion, Silver Mountain, the
force of men has been increased to 11.
The ore showing is much better. They
have 200 sacks of ore ready for shipment
which weighs 170 pounds to the sack. It
runs 8"i ounces silver and 70 per cent lead
per ton.
On the Hartney, Convention, Anglo-
Saxon, Morning Star and Mourich, all on
Silver mountain, small forces of men have
been nt work since early in the fall and
all of these properties are making mines.
On the Hartney the tunnel is in 30 feet
on a strong ledge that is giving every
encouragement, and six inch; s of clean
ore is showing in the face. The ore showing on the Convention is quite as favorable. The tunnel on the Anglo-Saxon is
iu 41 feet and pockets of galena are being
Number  One,   Hosslun.I.
A strike of considerable interest has
lieen made in the Number One mine near
Rossland, where the vein has been crosscut at the 200-foot level in the shaft. The
ore body has thus far proved to be two
feet, wide, and is of excellent grade. The
lowest, assay received gave jm1i1 and copper values of .$2. The rock is clean, fine
grained copper pyrites, associated slightly wilh quartz. The strike was made in
the 200-foot crosscut from the vertical
shaft, which was started several months
ago to open the ledge.
Ymlr,  11.  C.
Ymir can now boast of having two full
fledged shipping mines in the I'orto Rico
nnd Blackcock. The latter mine will
ship from eight to ten tons of ore per
day. The first clean up of the Porto Rico
mill was made yesterday and a clean np
of 04 ounces in gold in 20 hours was taken
from the plates. This did not include the
concentrate!. Old and experienced miners
claim thnt thc Porto Rico is one of the
richest mines in British Columbia, although the body of ore is not as large ns
thnt of the Ymir nnd Tnmnrnc.
The Granite.
The Granite Mining Company continues
to yield better returns, the amount* of free
gold Biived on the plntes constantly increasing. It is now in shape to run steadily, bailing accidents, nnd is considered
one of the most promising properties in
the gold belt. A considerable part of its
vnlues arc in the form of base ores, but
there bus been little trouble experienced
in concentrating the ore, nnd there is
OOnilderable of it which will stand shipment as it comes from the mine.
Unite nml Iloston  Smelter.
The Hutte & Hoston smelter additions
n,c of a mott extensive chnriictcr, com-
prising a large coiivertor plant, 282x72 feet
with an nnncN 57-W. dust chamber with
slack IM feet high. I'"'''1'1' llo,,sl> n*"1
boiler room, and clay h"use. The plant
when completed will give the Hutte _
Iloston  smelter n  very good  comparison
with t'"' "lll(''' l-itltuttona "f ,lmt k*ml
|,en The new coiivertor plant will have
,|_ eonvcitois and one forty ton and two
ven nnd one half ton caninges.
The Mammoth will have an air com
pressor to furnish power to drive its lower
tunnel as soon as it can be got in position. The boiler ia already on the ground
and the machinery of the compressor is
expected next week. The tunnel is now
! in 125 feet or more.
The boiler of the Joe Dandy has been
hauled over from Murray and will be
shipped to the Canyon Creek Electric
Light Company at Burke. It weighed 12,-
000 pounds and wns brought over in sections.
The Morning; Glory.
Samples of ore from the Morning Glory
claim taken from across the ledge at two
feet, six feet and 10 feet depth across
18 inches, assayed $005.30. This is the
richest ore ever discovered in the camp
so near the surface.
Mining;  Note*.
There is still fully four feet of clean
und solid ore in the fnce of the drift in
the Golden Harvest, which is being advanced at the rate of about four feet per
The Palo Alto is improving with every
blast and the high hopes that were raised in regard to the property when it was
exposed at the collar of the tunnel that
is now being run, have in no wise diminished.
Thc Ben Hur drift is progressing at the
usual rate nnd the ore ulso maintains its
high grade. T. M. Hammond has begun
the survey of the joint tunnel that is to
be run by the Ben Hur and North San
Poil companies.
The Black Tail drifts are looking fully
ns well as for some time past and there
has been no diminution in the size of the
ledge in cither drift. Both are now carrying high grade ore. The mine is being
rapidly put in shape for stoping and it
is now assured that before there is a
mill in camp to do custom work the mine
will bc ready to produce almost any quantity that it mny be culled upon to furnish.
The Trade Dollar drift is making fairly
good progress and the ore is not less valuable than heretofore and is more solid
than where first cut by the tunnel.
Superintendent Crummer says that
there is no material change in matters at
the Iron Monitor tunnel. It is being
driven ahead at a remarkably good rate
of s*ieed.
The new tunnel on tlie Golden Harvest
has been surveyed and work' has begun.
It will tap the ledge at a depth of nearly
500 feet. It will be about 900 feet in
Thc Quilp is now making a wonderful
showing of high grade quartz and continues to improve ih width and value as
the shaft goes down. As there is no
house over the shaft, work has progressed rather slowly during the cold snap.
Stringers of quartz are coming into the
face of the tunnel on the Lily claim.
This is presumptive evidence that the
ledge will be encountered much sooner
than was anticipated. The quartz is apparently of good quality.
There has been a change for the better
in the appearance of the quartz in the
Treasury tunnel nnd this wns found to
be not deceptive by assay.
The Merrimnc shnft is 100 feet deep and
a cross-cut hns lieen started. The foreman states that everything is looking satisfactory. It is not thonght the ledge is
more than 40 or SO feet away, but it may
bc much farther.
There is one shift working on the Eureka Queen. The north drift is being extended. The Eureka tunnel was only extended nbout 20 fret beyond the ledge.
A force of men have been working on
thc Minnie claim for several days. The
property is supposed to be the north extension of the Republic lode.
There is now in thc bottom of the Mary
Ann shaft five feet of solid ore that is
better than any that has heretofore been
There are 20 men working on the Golden Lily. The work is to determine the
trend of the ledge. The Lily lies near the
Morning Glory.
Development work is now going on in
thc Q and Insurgent ledges. They adjoin
the Lone Pine and Last Chance lodes. A
Spokane company is being formed to operate the properties.
Thc Lone Pine developments are most
favorable for it to become n great mine.
There is certainly a wonderful hody of ore
in sight on the surface, and it is reasonably certain that it will lie found to continue down to a depth of several hundred
feet at least.
There arc no special new features in the
situation nt the San Poil. The ledge hns
not diminished in size nnd the values nre
snid to bc up to their former standard of
excellence. Progress is not rapid in the
drifts, as the rock is still very hard.
Ore shipments from Rossland for the
week ending December 17, 1808, were as
follows: Wnr Eagle, 1050; Le Roi, 705;
and Iron Mnsk, 18—the Le Roi shipping
to Northport; remainder to Trail.
People are coming into Republic at a
apitl rale. The sleighs come in crowded,
and others come on foot and in all possible
ways. It is unfortunate the rush has
begun so soon, as many of those who
come will probably be unable to get work
nnd unless well supplied with money will
have n hard time to pull through the winter.
Zinc ore is still climbing up in price,
passing the $40 notch, the highest in
years.   A few weeks ago it was $34.
The only important paying silver mine
in Colorado is the Commodore, a Crcedc
boiianzn. It hns already this year paid
$300,000 in dividends, and is now paving
$48,000 a month.
An nssny was recently mnde in Rossland, B. C, of nn average sample of 200
pounds of ore from property of the Okanogan Free Gold Mines, and it gave a return of 23.00 ounces, or $472, in gold.
The Cost Is Kstlmated to be One Hun-
ilred and Thirty-Five Millions—Great
Depth Is Required on the Divide—Kx-
eiiviilli.n for tlie Looks.
New York, Dec. 24.—Tiie preliminary
report of the Nicaraguan canal commission consisting of General Haines, Admiral Walker and Professor liaupt has been
completed and will be read before the
Christmas recess of congress or innmcdi-
ately ufterward. This report will give
many details uf construction in regard to
the proposed route und will give a close
figure on the entire cost of the undertaking as far as human ingenuity can foresee.
A summary of these costs have been
made out in sections and without going
into the details of curves and levels they
are as follows: Eastern harbor and jetties will require about 9,000,000 cubic
yards of soft excavation. The jetties
themselves require about 400,000 cubic
yards of  riprap stone.
The Greytowu section ef the canal, that
is, the suction beginning ut the harbor
and reaching to the east divide, will require 10,000,000 cubic yards of earth and
clay excavation.
The three locks in this section will cost
in the neighborhood of $10,000,000 complete, with three million yards of excavation. This section is about 13J miles
in length and runs through the jungle
country near the coast. There will be
700 acres of clearing and grubbing Also
in this section. The incidental expenses
will amount, to little beside those above
enumerated,  therefore  they  are  omitted.
The Actual Coat.
The divide section reaches from here
through the higher range of hills to 24
miles further. There are 7,500,000 cubic
yards of rock in this cut and about 5,000,-
000 yards of. earth and clay. The depth
of this cut will be regulated by the height
of the canal, which is here 112 feet above
the sea. The actual cutting will be about
200 feet in the deepest part.
From here begins the Ochoa section
which runs through the tsin Francisco basin and Florida lagoon. This is low country and the cutting which will reach to
the Ochoa dam, 34J miles from the Caribbean sea, will only add 10,000,000 yards
to the figures, making a trifle over 40,-
000,000 cubic yards to the dam. From
here a summnry of the cut through the
San Juan river will aggregate 34,000,000
cubic yards with about 5,000,000 more
curve widening and 2000 acres clearing
and grubbing. This will not include any
of the dams or embankments but limply
the channel cutting the bed of the San
Juan river. This makes 75,000,000 cubic
yards of all grades of cutting to Luke
The Coat of the Dnm.
The cost of the Ochoa dam upon which
rests the entire feasibility of the route,
has not beeu accurately computed as the
undertaking is of so colossal a nature us
Don't Ulna the Weather.
There is one thing that'does not mind
tihe weather, and that is rheumatism; and
one thing that does not mind rheumatism
is St. Jacob's Oil, as it goes to work
upon it and cures right off.
Was  Once  the Property of a   Deiul-
nnd-Gonc Indian Prlnceaa.
Miss Winnifred Winn of Ravenswood
has recently come into the possession of a
beautiful belt that hundreds of years ago
was the wedding gift of a Sioux Indian
princess. Later it was captured in a
battle between the Sioux and Chippcwas
nnd wns retaken. Finally the princess
herself was captured nnd she ransomed
herself by giving up the belt and all of
her other possessions. For generations
it has been known as the Indian ransom
It is a marvelous bit of work nnd connoisseurs who have examined it affirm
that nothing like it can be found in
either thc British or American museums.
The belt is twenty-nine and one-quarter
inches long, two and one-quarter inches
wide and contains 17,550 beads. It would
take an expert Indian worker six months
of continuous work to mnke it.
But skillful fingers nro tinablo to reproduce it now, as the beads are no longer manufactured. They are about the
size of a pin-head and as brilliant asjew-
els. There are nineteen colors and
shades, in blues, reds, pinks, yellows,
browns, salmon, amber, and clear glass,
but the colors are so harmoniously blended thnt the effect is as exquisitely rich as
a Persian pattern.
There are seventeen mosaic designs
running through the centre of the belt,
nnd they are surrounded by milk-white
bends. The edge is etched with a sharp-
pointed pattern, done in lull colors, and
though centuries have passed since it was
fashioned by a mother's loving hand, only three beads are missing.
It was given to Col. Winn last Christmas by an Indian at Fort Williams, Ontario, Canada. He was superintending
the building of nn immense steel elevator
for thc Canadian Pacific railway and, as
the-townspeople objected to his importing skilled labor from the United States,
he employed Indians with the most satisfactory results.
He aroused the Indians' gratitude by
various humane acts and on Christmas
day, as he sat in his office, two young Indians wulked in, and one, Alex McCoy,
Hung a newspaper bundle on his desk.
The other man stood in the doorway and
"Ugh! There's my Christmas present!" And both tied like naughty children.
One parcel contained the licit and the
other a knife sheath of modern make.
Col. Winn mentioned his gift to an old
fur trader with an Indian wife, and the
squaw said it was the famous Sioux ransom belt, that was worked by the squaw
of a famous Sioux chief for her daughter's wedding present and that the princess priced it above all her earthly possessions. The fame of the marvelous belt
spread into the camp of the Chippewas.
With the fortune of war it changed
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ hands repeatedly until it finally came into be beyond figuring within a unit ot', lo tlie namlg of McCoy, chief of the Chip-
even more. Thc dam will be over 1500
feet in length, its foundation 75 feet be
low the bed of salt in the river bottom
and its rise over 130 feet. As the river
will have to bc turned from its course
during its construction it will be seen
that many details will have to be taken
into consideration for an estimate of its
cost. The San Carlos embankment will
cost several million dollars und the estimates are being made. The cuts in the
shallow part of the lake will aggregate
10,000,000 cubic yards, making a total
of 85,000,000 cubic yards lo the western
division of the canal.
The estimates of the western division
have not been made. They are under the
direction of Admiral Walker's son, V,
\V. O. Walker, and they will amount to
not less than 30,000,000 cubic yards more,
making a total of 110,006^000 cubic yards I ru,nt
of all kinds on excavation to the luirboi
at Brito and allowing 0,000,000 cubic
yards for dredging here, the total estimate- will come to enarly 125,000,000 cubic yards, exclusive of all dams and em
bankments. It will bc seen that $135,000,
000 will be a conservative estimate of the
entire cost of the canal und this allium
agrees with those of General W. Ludlow's report of lsoo.
pewas, who lived on the Pidgeon river.
He gave it to his squaw, who wore it on
state occasions. The young half-breed
who presented it to Col. Winn is a descendant of the old chief, so thc belt became his by the right of succession. As
the belt is too gorgeous to wear and too
valuable to keep at home, Miss Winn
keeps it in a safety deposit vault.
sold only in ;
"This thing of being engaged to half a
dozen girls isn't what it's cracked up to
be, this time of year."
"Why nof("
"Because you have to make each an expensive gift."
"Nonsense! Give each a trifle and tell
her that the more you save, the sooner
you can get married."—Puck.
Briggs—Christmas time makes me feel
as if I would like to share my all with
my fellow men.
Griggs—I suppose you refer to your
debts.—Brooklyn Life.
A new telegraph idea transmits 3000
words per minute.
Mrs. Pliikham Relieved Her of All
Her Troubles.
Mrs. Madob Babcock, 178 Second
St.. Grand Kapids, Mich., had ovarian
trouble with its attendant aches
antl pains, novr she is well. Here
are her own words:
•' Your Vegetable Compound has
made me feel like
a new person.
Before I began taking It
f was all run
down, felt tired
and sleepy most
of the time,
had pains in
my back and
side, and such
all the time,
sleep well
nights. I also had ovarian
trouble. Through
the advice of a
friend I began
the use of Lydia B.
Pinkham. Vegetable Compound,
i and since taking
t all troubles have gone. My monthly
deknessused to be so painful, buthave
lot had the slightest pain since taking
,-our medicine. I cannot praise your
Vegetable Compound too much. My
ausband and friends see such a change
n me. I look so much better and have
lonie color in my face."
Mrs. Pinkham invites women who are
11 to write to her at Lynn, Mass.. for
•dvice, which is freely offered.
Smelter   Strikers   ll.    Rlot-
OtaS  I lienor! In Violence.
Have It liin.ii*..
He cried out in agony, and they ran
to the neighbors for help. Sciatica wns
torturing him. Better run for St. Jacob's
Oil, or have it handy. It is known to
cure the worst cases, and cure effectually.
Cnrito on Plre.
Astoria, Ore, Dec. 27.—The steamer
Ixikine, from Puget sound, put into j\sto-
ria this morning with her cargo of lime
on fire. An attempt is being made (o
smother thc fire with steam.
Washington State Dnirvmrn's Assoc'*-
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U>!y,*_nu3H-lrj5§™_8_sr **^   ^^
Spokane poultry Bhow, Jan. 24-28.
You can co-operate with a mule—if
you let it hnve its own way. You can
co-operate with a man of seuse if you
agree on u reasonable way. Avoid thc
mule if you cnn; but run to meet the
rensonnblc man.—Nooksack Reporter.
Plso's Cure for Consumption Is the besi
of all cough cures.—George W. Lots,
Fabucher, La., August 26, 1896.
In Brazil there nre said to be 300 Ian
guages and dialects spoken by the In
Try -chilli-it's Best Tm and B-fclnc Powdw
Montana State   Society   of   Engineers,
Jan. 14.
Butte. Mont., Dec. 27.—The smelter
strikers at .Anaconda resorted to violence
lust evening to prevent other men from
going to work. A mun named Mnscolhe
Was knocked down with a club and his
eye was destroyed. Judge Lud.ic
and Rads Dragiovioh were beaten, the
latter seriously.
Protection for the men who want to
work lias liccii demanded from the slier-
ilf, and if he is not able to prevent further violence the governor will bo called
upon to send the militia to preserve order.
The situation at Anaconda is regarded
ns -ciious. The strike hns been indorsed
by   the   Mill   and   Smellcnnen's   union,  a
number of western federation minen and
such a strike may spread. The trouble
was started four days ago by the dis-
charge of two men for complaining
against the amount of their work being
Increased by a slight reduction of the
Bates' lllvlslon Sinn* for Cuba.
Macon, Gu., Dee. 20.—General Hates
in comm.uia .,. un flrst division of the
First anny corps, arrived last night from
Washington and with his stuff and some
40 men of thc Second Ohio regiment and
Sis.mil engineers left today for Charleston, where they will embark on the transport Minncwnskn for Cuba.
I Christmas
Knervated Easy—I shed think, mn'am,
dut dis sacred Christmas time would keep
you nearer to Scripture'n it docs.
Mrs. Turner Away—Nearer to Scripture!
Enervated Easy—Dat's wot T snid. I nst
for bread, an' you give me a snow shovel 1
In  securing  the   I'OI.HMIIIA    AOKVI'V
for lKiHI" one iliiys ilelsv nisy result In your
Competitor uetliiiK it. We »r<" the only bin; Oie
house tiRViiig n delivery point ln the Northwest. Prompt deliver! ol sll orders iMiirol.
Iienlers who h.indlr the nu.l nun nnd
11A 111'Foil l> line will have* a iloulde Sdvant-
site over others who do not. We have improved iho quality ot our products, while eur
lucrciord output cntthles us lo reduce our
prloi s, ns follows:
Columbia Chainlets I",* nn
Columbia Models 57 ns  co oo
Columbia Models it 49, 'UH pstlern, '99 Im*
provemenls  411 no.
ColU-lbIa Model 411,  kio.
Rartlordi  sm no
Vedettes, strictly i>-io-imtu _■> ou
We j. b bicycle sundries,
for terms
_ ffrlle for terms mid discounts.
Controlling Orfgon Washington, Mont.ns and Idaho. 132-34 SfXtb   St.    POilllBd   Of.
Presents i
at tlio Chicago Clothing Com'y. ^
Hero are a few hints, make your ?
selection and your order shall be J
tilled with promptness and care. W
Smoking Jackets,
Dressing downs,
Night Robes,
Trunks, j (
 {Valises, , i
.Sweater*, < I
Men's and Boys' I •
Suits and Overcoats. I'
State price you desire to pay and j |
wo will j-ivi' you tlio liost value (|
that can lie had for the money. . . . |
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^o_B>_vor®  FOR
Three  Forks,    Alamo  Concentrator,
Brooklyn    and
NOTICE:— "Alexandra" and "Delly"
Miner*! Claims; situate in the Slocan
City Mining Division of   West   Kootenay    District.    Where located :—At
I Iib head of Mineral Creek, a branch of
the second north fork of Lemon.
•Take, notice that I, J. M. McGregor, acting asagent for   I).  K.  McDonald, Free
Miners   Certificate.  No.   8929a    intern!
sixty days from the date hereof, to apply
to Ihe Mining Recorder for a Certificate
of Imnrovements, for the purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant of the above claim.
And further take   notice that action
under section 37,   mUBt be commenced
before tlio issuance oi such   Certificate of
Dated this 5th day of October, 1898
J. M. McGrkuok.
And fnrtli.r   take nntlee  thai action
under .section 37, must be  nomine, ceil
before the   issuance of such Certificate*
of Improvements.
Dated this 29th day of Orto'er l<Sr*6
.„„„       FbancisJ.O'Kejixy.
Notice:—"Oma" Mineral Claim, situate in the Slocan Mining Division ol
West Kootenny District, Where located:—On the Galei a Farm, routli of the
''Stevenson" .'iiieritl Claim
Take notice that I,  Francs J. O'Reilly .       ...
.f Silverton, B.C..ns.i'.'entl.e K <». I{.«r'g|'"en en.j.lo^el   until
Free .Miner's Certificate No. 5715. intend I when   own rg    to   I It A  link  of   winter
(Continued fi-orh front page.)
results obtained iilthoiigh the property
has been worked steadily. Tin* folfov ing
extract Irom the Company's Director's
report, recently insm-d in Inndou only
uonflruis the Ideas formed here cohci-rii-
ing thc mine.
"A gicat uVal oi practical work bus
been dnnu; unf .rtunntely, tlio ict-ult m>
far have been disappointing. It seems
to Im the e.i*ncru! opinion in the district
t.lnit a large body of'ire exists within tlie
boundarieHof the property; the claims
nre strewn iu many places wilh large
blocks of galena, and there is an outcrop of Liilenii lor some distance along
the surface. This ore, containing **il\or,
li nil. ami/iiiii, livpt* down to depth o'
nbout 100 net; below litis depth tbey
h ive mi. Ihi n Micccssfnl in finding it
the country lieing   very  much   broken
and disturbed, expenses have beer
reduced to a minimum, and work on Ibe
mine is now confined to crois rutting
tbo country ul the !0.i foot level iu the
iope of finding pi.ynble ore."
It cun be stub d however that lie
present management of tbn mine i*
considered the most practical mid
thorough thst Iho property has had.
Tho Essex group, which was acquired
late lust summer by tin- present owner,
has had four tunnels driven on it, nil
directly cm the vein, tbe aggregate length
uf which is 450 feet. The three uppei
tunnels i.re in ore mil tlie puv-str-.ik
averages from four inches to one foot in
width, the ore being a cube galena and
averaging 200 ounces in silver ond 50
percent loud per ton.
Onuuf ibe iroiirties that changed
bands lost summer is ibe Congo group
on Ite.l Mountain. As .-.non ah the vieal
wus closed ibe new owner began active
develoi.ein.-rt work and kept a force ol
late   in  tbe  full,
1.1 THIS SQUARE mi*axb
If in quest of accommodations
or entertainment, go to the
8. o s......t t.:.'ii.':88 *> 8 .8. 8
I Bimiwi oitoitims. \
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Wc make no apology for the
niiourit of i-pacfi no cl> voio this week
io Uie mint's. The marked improve-
uient mndi in tiicm during I im year
haa brought iS Iveit.ji. proni.i.cntly before the eyes i f (lie mining wot 1,1 an I
to-day not a iainicg paper of any
prominence in the provinoe omiti to
mention the latest news fiom tin: .Silverton mines. The SiLVKm'o.vi.'N- tak***
to itself a good share of the credit for
the prominence at tail ed by our town
in the outside press, by lite thorough
uttei.tion we have given to our nini .g
c duniiis. yiverto. in knovvn abroad
by ihe Bt-VB-TOXIAM.
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 PROPS.   6ILVE1«on.
Wilson Hotel.
Teeter   Bros.   -   -   Props
Hwiiqcartrfa For Mining Aud (^mm^rflal .-tn.
Everything firs!-class In All Respects.
B.   C.
NOTICE:—"Soho" Mineral Claim,
.siliiale in the Slocan Mining Division of
\V/?al Kootenay District. Where foe»-
jedi-In the Best Basin on McGuigan
Tuko notice Unit I, M. R. VV. Ratb-
■borne, Free Miner's Certificate No.
-3871a, lor myself, and as agent for J. C.
ii'ynn. Freo Miner's Certificate No. 4774,
and lloury Eummelen, F. M. C. No 16312
intend sixty days from the date hereof,
#to apply to the Minim: Recorder for a
Certificate of Improvements, for tho purpose of obtaining a Crown linint of the
above claim.
And further take notice tha action under section .57, must bo commenced before tlm issuanco of such Certificate of
1 .-iproveiuents.
Dated Uiis fifth day of October, 1898.
M. K. W. Kathborkk.
isixty days from the date hereof, to apply
' to the Mining Kecorde** for  a Certificate
of Improvements, for the purpose of ob
taining  a   Crown Grant   of the  above
And further take notice tbat action,
undpr section 37, must be commenced
before the issuance of such Certificate
of Improvements,
Dated tbiri 7th day of November, 1S08
Francis J. O'Reii.i.y.
10 | 11 I 98
NOTICE.—"Sundown Fraction" Mineral Claim, situate in the Slooan City
Mining Division of West Kootenay
Where located-—On   the    north sid-'
of Ix-mon Creek, opposite the mouth
of Summit creek.
Take notice that I, William Whire
acting as agent for Win. Whit>. F. M
0.   No. 91725,  .1. D. Wallace 42»0a. H
T   T.    r       . - - ———
There nr■■• hcv.-im! got d banking iu-
s.i ut ions doing btM li s ■ in tin* Province and Si.lV.-rtoii Intends »o have one
of them, before n any iflOOhS go by.
The uusineis done here is fur greater
than that done in niuiiy tiiwns where
a good   banki'ii*   boaujcas ia  done. 'A ..,,
bank . stab: shed it ire is I s uircd of U.e J ^.-VWV^«*»VV^VV
support of ft'lour business inor.'as alli$ _HTJ^1C_F*
will withdrn*A (heir nctoutits from out-   > ____-^s___i
side banks a*ul give, tin* !• i.-nl bank their.
.support. A sal—si-em y of any brai i h ;
would be a failure, n- the iocs! pride |
of our citiiena would f rbid them
pi lying secoud fiddle to any of ourj
neighboring towtu.
Outside FarttVa D*sdrinii Horses Ih flflvertoo '    *r_ri*i_
Can  Havu Them  Reserved By  Writing To—    **♦ r* McDONALD,
t t t t t t t SILVERTON
• I!. C.
quarters work had to be suspended. A
large amount of surface work wus done
and ibe led;,'u stripped for several
hundred feet. A shaft was started aud
enough work done on it to show thai
the ore increased   greatly   in   value   as
depth is tiaiued.   The  vein   is  a   lar^e        ^^_________-_-_,
well deflm d _s__*e ar J .he oro a cop|*i j     T;'' q*»«tton raised durrng the Col-]
sulphidecarrringxOOd   values   iu  both jonist "contempt" c.se, as to tbe  c!i-*i
cop-ier and gold. I bility of Justice Martin,  recent';.* ap
^^^^^ DRY !
-Save Doctor XSilXss •
vi.oui lu) lev, of new work has been
done op tbe L. II. mine nn Red  A.uiin-
Ross  Thorburn, Silverion, B. C,
  pointed, is dealt with fully in a special] ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
•alu.   This is probablv the Inrif-st Do^j■•*P*tcn  ^   t-"-  Toronto  Gl <b.-from j Auctzokkehs, CiSTOM* Drokehs,
of Kold ore in the *]*•__, the ore bcln, I 0c!ttWn-    Th- dispute!, recites a  pre- I And OferBRAt Real Estate Agents,
an iron Mil-'iiid • iiiii:n.i_ well iu golJ'
The ledge is Iracuabie for a lon^ distance,
is over 60 feet   wide   und   is  cut   by  u
indent established l>vSn John A Mac- ^^^^^^^^mmmm^mmmmmmmmaimmM
iii, ■    .   "., , ' Ofllce in Ut**ili*y Ulo<*k    -   -
donald, "* bi'ii  Ju'iL'i* (icy   was   lased. .     „
NELSON     U   C.
   ; .to ihe B-iicli'ai'tt-r a  fortni-'lits   prac-|
ctosscut tunnel over 100 feet deep.   Red j like j„ llie p^.vince.
ISak.T Hr.
Mount tin is destined to   be n   Dlgoro-|__j :.,„.„!. _# *   t«.i
, ,* r.   Mind appointment ot » Jmi
dui'cr of both nolo and copper  aud   will '
Tne qOaliflcatioq i
NOTICE :—"Bar-ett",   "Little   Hon- I ,v£_% Wlomt 2S«2a,  inteml
tana" und "Palaskie" Mineral Claims;
situate  in   the   Slocan City   Mining
Division of West Kootenay District.
-Where located:—On   the « est  side of
main Lemon creek about twelve miles
from the mouth.
Take notice that I, J. M. McGrejror,
uctimr as agent for Vv'. A. Campbell, Free
Miner's Certificate "No. 11415a, intend
sixty duvrt from tbe date hereof, to apply
to the Mining Recorder for a Certificate
of Improvements, for tlie ptitpose of obtaining a Crown Grant of the above
And further take notice that action,
under section 37, must be commenced
before tlio issuanco of such Certificate
of Improvements.
Dated this 12th day of October 1898.
j. M. McGbkgor.
,.       ,   , ,,,:;'   (give employment to a   large  number li jSuPrcme Coort r-Rt  e,,tirH,Jr ttiil'  *•
H. BantinRll73l)a.R.J.'8titt.4]S8A_nd men in •*» mammoth hdgea, thepoaii_iooHo_-B«»tr»ny aotion taken
W. B Wilcox 2S()2a, intend sixty tjavg J principal ones of vvhieh are Hie L II., Ire^irdinjj thisc, ly thi Le^isliiurc* is
frornthe date hereof, to apply to tl.e Min- I (Jon*© group and Liule Daiiy mines.       j ultra vires.   Tl.e . uly  restriction   im-
Considerab.o «o:k bus been dune on Lp^ upun t]l0 Oawernor General   is
the Condor groop, near tho V-in.ouv'ir. '!.   ...       •  .      __M . ,
,   ,   ,7     V . -    . that tne appointee shall be  a   m nibcr
Several shallow sbafls were sunk   nil of   - '
which shows .he ledge to be Well ,u lined, jof llle Bar,,f ,hr' l r,u'"L"'
und a go* d   phoning   id  oi*"   was   en- |   __
rouutcred in all   of   tin in.    A   cio-ecnt I
cf  th,*;.J   M. MeGRK0OR P. i, B. &c.
——,     •— ...v  ...ill
ing Recorder for a Ceitlfirate'of Improvements, for the purpose of o' tabling a
Crown Grant of the above claim.
And further take Holier* that action.
under section .17, must be commenced
before the issuance of such GeftiBoate of
Dated this 2i)th  day of October 1803.
12 | 3 | 08.
East and West
-NOTICE:—"Northern Pacific" Mineral
Claim, situate in the Slocan Mining
Division of Weat Kootenay District,
Where located :-On McGu an Cee k
half a mile south east of the Washington.
Tako Nolico tbat I, M. R. W. Rath-
borne, Free Miner.s Certidcate No 33371a
intend sixty days from date to apply to
Ihu Mining Recorder for a Certificate of
Improvement, for tbe purpose of obtaiu-
!ri|t a down Grant of the above claim.
And further   take   notice  thst action
under section 37 must be   commenced
belore the issuance of such Certificate of
in provmeote.
Dated this fifth day of October, 1898.
M. R. W. Ratiirokkk.
NOTICE,—"The Ben" mineral claim,
Minute in the Slocan  mining division
..of    West Kootenav district.
Where located:   On tbe north side of
■    Fonr Mile  creek, adjoining tho Ottawa
No. 2 mineral claim on the east.
Take notice that I Francis J. O'Reilly,
ns_«et.tfor"The Wakefield Mines, Ltd.'
free miner's certificate No. 12147a, intend
sixty days from the date hereof, to apply
to the mining recorder for a certificate of
improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant for Ihe above claim,
Aud further tako  notice • that  action
under section 37,   must  be commenced
before the Issuance pf such certificate of
Dated this 28th day of October, 1898.
Francis J. 0'Rei„_y.
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tunnel bis been started but bus not yet
cut the ledge.
A very large amount of work bas been
dime on the huodieds ot prospects iu
this district and some big strikes have
been made, but lack if space compelis
us to omit them.
Tho unusually heavy fall of snow Ihat
fell steadily nil Cbrisunas day, turning to
a drizzling rain on Monday, practically
suspended all shipping the first part of
the week, the first load of ore coming in
on Wednesday. The WakchVId trail was
only mad'i passable by a groat deal of
hard work on the pint of Ibe pack-train
and the men, dangerous wotk, as evidenced by the burying of ono of the men
and two mules iu u passing snowslido.
This week 40 tons of Vancouver ore
and 20 tons of Wakefield ore havo betn
shipped, making tbe total for the ;ear
1067>_ tons.
NOT   IN   IT.
Tho Snnden 1'nvstroak, speaking of
Opening of the Opera House in New
Denver says : "About one hundred c tuples were on the floor for tho i^rainl
march. Quite a number of MivertObiaoa
were present but S.ind.m was unrepresented. New Denver youths displayed
remaikable   utility   in   tilling
GOOD   servici:,
B. C
  Tickets I.s.sci:n And Baooage —.
  Ciieckid To Destination. 	
ii    Divine Services will  be conducted in
New Denver ladies programnu-s. Bool.   «l>e Silfertoit Ohurcli on the second and!
to  the    disco-nature   of   the   Silverion \[ -^tb »iwtley of tlm month by tl ,    He-
0. F. Yates, at 3 p, m.
to be present.
You uro invited
(excepting   Sunday)
ReTelstoke aud .Main Line Points.
Nelson,    Tail,   Rossland, Ac.
NOTICE,—   "Pembroke" "New Park"
and "Hazard Fraction" Mineral Claims
situate in the Slocan Mining Division oi   West  Kootenny District.
Where located:-On the Galena Farm
east of the "Curley" mineral claim.
Tako intic, that I,   Francis J. O'Reilly
of    Silverton, B. C,     as   agent    loi
k.Jjb*v& an**** .-%j»%Vffc-M'-fJsml tet".
No. 333j_A, Intend sixty days irom the
(late hereof, to apply to the Mining Re-
pordor for Certificates of Improvements
for the. purpose of obtaining Crown
■'jrantsof both tlic-iboveciaimu.
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Of J&eex\G3r
The shipment,   ot  ore   from   Slican
Lake   points up to nnd including the
present week, from Jan. 1.
From New Denver.                        Ton*-.
California ft)
From Bosun Landing. Tons.
Bospn  304>.
From Silverton. Tons.
Comstock  225
Emily Edith  20
Fidelity ISO
Fisher Maiden 107
Silver Nugget  5,1^
Vancouver *120
Wakefield 100
Beginning on Sunday, November, 6th
Anv ,-cr.on having information ., tj""'1;*'V R' ?• iW11 wi"',o1'1 R,:nio"B
the wharesbouU of the retail v.-of _fPU- fj*^ alternate Sondtty at 8 p. in. Io the
.... „,       ..   .  ■„  .,.1       •,     .    ,   5*.lvett  n v bnrc i     In r.MiIihii   t.) th'se,
ry Oration, «!.o died In this etty |Mt wrvi«eewll Iieldon evere altercate
week, will confer n favor by coininiii.ii'a- ,' ,r ... , _•..
ting with McDonald* Flood, pi.oprietom
of the Oruiid Centra! hotel, CssOade, B C
Deceas-ed waa a Frtnchman and u carpenter by trade, having tonntrlv worked
in New Denver aud ot tier Slocan lo.vns
ll is supposed that be bad mi oilule in
M >nta ia.—Cascade Rocottl,
Hsury Gratton, the docanaed rnfein d
[to iii tho above article, waa well knowii
here, having lived in Silverton  for gome
time,   DiuMleHiMuiKM.foiir readera call
supply the desire 1 hifunii ition.(„o!)
Monday evenltrg nt 7 p. m., commencing
Monday, November 13th, Everyone is
cordially Invited to attend.
Ascertain present rates aud full in
formatiou by addressing nearest Iocs
agent, or     	
W. s. Clark, Agent, Silverton
Trav. Pass. Ageut, Nelson,
Dist. Puns. Agent, Vancouver
If v
you   nre
«.,-,- _-^m-!i,*0^*V^'W
Following is a complete list of the
mining transnci ions recorded daring tho
week for the Slocan Mining Division!
Dec 21—May,  Oalcnii Farm,  Mrs. J
Ladies,  T,ike iho bpsl,
louhiel wiih Constipation, Sallow sitin
"I a Tirol Fueling, tttkfl   O-r I's   Clover
tea, it is p'",irt mt to Irtk
Silverton Ding Store.
Sold bv The
K"''.** Clover Root Tin is n pleanji
Isxailve lt»*tttilnic8 ihe bowel*, purines
tin* blood. Cleais thi* complexiuti.   lut
11 in il»n nnd   ideiiMint   tli  tak".
Sold by The Silveiton DrlW SlOn
-    PROP.
Dec 20—Hemlock '■.,. Clins Fans to W
It Will, .fui.o 1, LS97.
Dec 21—Slico Fraction li, VV D jMit-
chellto w R Will, Oct.13.
Cupelln, Newer}, Tnrrla and WaJlawW
Amos Thompson to sume. Oct 14.
Dawn Centre k, G A J-oLeau to  D a
McDonald, 8»pt 29.
Total 1067!fe'
Ten Mile Landing. Tons.
Enterprise  40.).
A car|pad of ore waa shipped from (he
Bosun to-day. u
All of iho Silverton miMM lot their men
havo a hoiiday, Ohristnjus.
know,    that  the  SarOpIinir  Works  nt
Rosebery nre to ho completed ut oi.ee. v __-_.■«       ...
i    -• .               .   i ii    n* ...     _.   ? n<3C J»—Condor,   Slocan
 .                          Sixty men were laid off at the Slocan Mask, Baltimore Fraction.
NEW DENVER -   -   -   -   •  B. 0-' St»r op Tueaday. Doc 23—8tarli){ht Fraction
Dreadfully   Nervous.
Gents*-I  was   riteadfully nervous
and for r«|!?    ,0nl-  vonr  Karl's Mlov"
lt'"t   lea    It qnlntwj ,„v  n-vo.s and
s'ivii_tli ■„,.,*  ,„,.  wi,,,!,,  N,,V,,H  B"u"
tern.    Iwm troubled «„b Constipation
Kidney and Bowel tmuh|0,   Yotir Tb_
:•; Headquarters For Mining llfeii :•:
SILVERTON       .      .      -
Hiiun i
•leanaod i»f ".vatem an llironghh
-s..-1. ra,:*;-*y fegnlned health n(K1
s.otigih Mr-; S, A. Sweet, Hart fort
Conn. Sold I, The Silverton Dni_  «22
Be aot deceived | A Ooogh, Honrso-
tieM MOrenp are not to iv, trifled whi,
L .lose in time ->f Shiioi, Core will «.«
you much trouble, Sold ut Drttg gfo
Doc 22—Morning S;ur No 7, to J. nl	
iC*CB aww.--*'*,*■*■•■ ■ * -^resmer *te,-tm ,',«>••, &**^ettm»m*m»*mM^eSS\*mmi-.. mMM^**^-*.
iuuoec, io vvtn liiirnson.
Bell,   Inn
■n.n'lT \lnl C<.,1g,., wi,h  Shiloh's Curo
[_e best Cough cure,  Rcifovos c'. ,,m
I™"1*?- "non nnbottlwaold   a
ycni. 40 doKes for 25cts  fintd    ,   im
Silverton Drug Store ld by *ll°
■ J"M_*'_-T-_.     ■   '^_MUt_i__-.
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