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The Silvertonian 1898-07-30

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(ere is probably less known concern-
,d Vancouver Mine br our local
)rt| than any other of our prominent
,g properties in this seution, snd
.conflicting reports have been put
••[dilation iu reiiard to tlie workings
condition of the property. Most oi
[reports have no foundation of truth
lever, anil are circulated mostly by
lmviiii! no knowledge ol the
Vancouver   mine or group is
[ted vp Four Mile creek aud is distant
Silveiton  six  miles,  with   wbicb
il is connected by  a  good   wagon
The property  consults of seven
lltimi Known  as  the  Silver  Star,
Napier,     Mountain    Boomer,
•.io, Zilor and  Vancouver.     Most I
developement work so far done by
•ompany lias been on the Mountain
ind Vancouver claims, and this
le only treats  with  the work  and
im;-.   ou   tbe   Vancouver claim,
ugh a large  amount ot  work  has
douo "n the Mountain Boomer with
(actory results to the owner*..
ie buildings owned and occupied b>
lompar.y nre situated at Ilie  end  of
•anon road and consist of the usual
; house, boarding house, store room
took house,   hut  these  are  much
r arranged  lliau  at i-.iust   mines,
: connected so thnt the men do not
to lm out into any storm in passing
their bunk   house   to  tlie   dining
.  The company have also fitted up
h and bath room for their employees
hot m.d  cold   water.   The  bunk
I- is nl**. arranged so tbat a   part  of
used s**_ lounging jroom for tlie men
avoiding tlio awaking or disturbing
iii.--*!* off shift who wish to   rest,   In
Hie com j >s tiles nrrsntremenlx for Ihe
(sreand comfort of their men  ate
Inigh perfect    Good spring wuter  is
lie!   through   iron  pipes   u*ider a
ily  system.   The offloe building
pied by the tiuiierintend'-nt, Enaloeet
Foreman is as completo  and   well
oluted as need bo.
e onenlntis of the mine are situated
feoi from the company buildings
slinhtly above them, and are reached
a good i :ai: having a grade of 1- feet
(he 100. down which the ore is raw-
led to the end ol the wagon road.
mine is opened and operated bv a
me! system, the lay of the property
nt* such tliat it can bo worked and
lined to a meat depth by tunnels.
marc tltreu principal openings or
ml-., No. 1 being the farthest up the
•iint-in nuil tho outcrop of the vein
■■ shows it to be about ten feet wide.
ill lieen traced and dug on through
lcnuth of three claims. The vein is
Jsiure cutting the formation diagonally
I running east aud west with a dip of
mt 60 degrees to tha north. Near the
Nil of No. 1 tunnr/l the ore shute
■es to the surface, and the first car-
'1 ol ore shipped was Uken out here.
|« character of tlie ore is a steel and
^ualcna, c arrying considerable grey-
I'tHirulso native and rubv silver is
i!e frequent with occasional specks of
•Plilda of copper. At a point in this
"Ml, in the ore shnle, a shaft was
»•* GO leet and at a point about SOU
* in No. 2 tunnel an upraise has been
'■''en and connection mnde with the
|«oui of this shaft, being 106 feet in all
[■« causing a good circulation of air and
"ding a means of exit to the miners
"Be of an accident to No. 2 tunnel.
wing down Ihis shaft or upraise it will
noticed that the lirBt 00, feet bears off
10 'ho footwall and a short drift driven
"1'S nortli thoroughly demonstrate8
'i« (act and exposes a fine showing oi
'*■• Prom this point down the ore body
spoiled showing it tobe Irom five to
8*1* wide, and a great deal ot it clean
'"hippingore. About 40feet up from
ll8hottoma drift has been driven a
»rt distance east in the vein and shows
P« clean ore to be Irom two to three feet
,ille 'n roof, door and face. Although
drift has been run west the sideB of
10 "praiHo show the oro body to be
Wly as strong on tbat side. In No. 2
■""■el almost below the upraise a winze
'I" "'ink 45 feet deep nnd on the west
'■Wof the oro shute, and considerable
toping done, but all tbe ore in the shote
iv«s not extracted at this point, as a
lnze sunk still further in the tunnel
'°)W it as big and etrozg as ever, being
from two to three feet ol clean orb aud in
places considerable concentrating ore
besides.   It hss been the policy of the
management to let tbe concentrating ore
stand as much as possible, removing
only what is necessary in doing developement   work.  What sloping   wss
done bas resulted in there being some
340 tons shipped last winter that averaged 160 ounces lo silver and 40  per cent
lead per ton, with the exception of the
last car which gave returns of 263 ounces
in silver and (J5.9 per cent lead   per ton.
Besides the ore shipned'some 700 tons of
fine concentrating ore was piled in tbo
bins at tbe month of this tunnel, this is
estimated and we believe it to be rather
under than   over estimated.   This ore
will concentrate about three tons into
one.   All the ore between the No. 2 and
No. I tunnels in this ore shute is intact
and practically no sloping hss been done
and the raise shows it to be 106 feet our
readers can draw their own conclusions
as to the amount of ore in sight at this
point.   At the mouth of tunnel No. 2 is
a commodious ore house and ore sorter's
room, well lighted snd srranged.   Tbere
;s a second or parallell vein running and
dipping tbe same as the Vancouver vein
and 135 feet to the south *,   No. 2 tunnel
has been driven to this vein  snd  considerable drifting has been  done on it,'
showing it to be a largo  well defined
ledge, but as yet nothing oi any value
has been encountered in it.
No. 3 tunnel, tho one farthest down
the mountain, is a cross-cut for the
first 300 feet, at which point tho Vancouver vein was cut having a width of
25 leet. A drift is being driven east on
Ihe vein and is now in 225 feet, making
the total length of this tunnel 5$5 feet.
About 100 feet of this tunnel cuts what
appears to be a fair qualitv of concentrating ore. The tunnel bas not yet
reached HufBcent depth to cut the ore
shute exposed io tunnels No's. 1 snd 2,
but tbe indications in the face are favorable. No cross-cuts hsve been run, so
it id hard to say what may be encountered when tbat ia done.
Tlio Vancouver is without a doubt tbe
best ventilated mine in tbe whole Province, thanks to an invention of William
J. Barker, the foreman, who has Introduced aod put in what he calls a "water
suction blast" a contrivance that entirely does awev with the use ol a fan, is
chca'ier, simpler   and much   superior,
doing its work thoroughly.   The air in at
tbe face ot tbe 525 loot tunnel is ae sweet
and clear as that outside.   Tbe principle
on which this system works ia simple,
the bad air being drawn ont instead of
fresh sir being forced in.   This is caused
bv uaiiig a vacuum created by the water
drained from tbe mino.   Mr. Barker lias
conferred a boon on all miners bv bis invention and a trip to the Vancouver to
inspect it, would pay any mine owner
or superintendent.
The Vancouver is in the hands of capable men and tho managemont has every
reason to be proud of the property and
the manner in which the work has been
also badly burned, but will recover.
—Nelson Miner.
A good find is reported by Charley
Copp on the Cora May Group at tbe head
of Four Mile Creek. Mr. Copp haa been
working on these claims, in which he ie
interested, and uncovered a lead con-
brining ten inches ot solid ore running
high in ruby silver and silver glance.
Averages of several assays made fhis
weak show 700 ounces silver. Work will
be pushed vigorously on these claims
from now on.
I Geo, Fairbalrn, have
i from
A lucky strike is reported on the
Morning Glory and Valparaiso claims on
the South Fork oi Kaslo creek. Angus
McKinnon is the owner of the claims in
Question and reports that while doing
assessment work on them he discovered
a four foot ledge which he traced through
the full length of both clalmR. The load
Inn lieen uncovered in several places on
both properties and good oro found
in each opening. Mr. McKinnon says
thnt numerous prospectors are on the
creek and that a large number of claims
in tliat neighborhood are being opened
The remains of the late John  Oliver,
a miner who was killed on Friday evening (July 22nd.) in an  accident at tbe
Silver King mine, were escorted to  the
C. P. R. depot yesterday evening by the
members of the Nelson  lodge  of Odd
Fellows, and were shipped to bis former
home in Iron Mountain, Michigan.   The
unfortunate miner was a member of the
Odd Fellows order, and leaves a  wife
and family to mourn, hia untimely death.
Tlie details of tho accident are as follows.
Oliver and his mate,  Harris, bad se
off a blsst, and being in a hurry to finish
up their work on tbe shift, returned too
soon to find  the  result of  the   shot.
Finding the gas from tbe discharge too
strong they attempted  to retrace  their
steps, but both fell in tbe  tunnel over-
ctuno  by  the fumes.   When   lie  loll,
Oliver's candle did not goout, but fell on
hm body, settinir firo to his clothing.
When found shortly afterwards  bv  the
next shift going to work his body  was
frightfully burned, and be only  lived  a
short time after being taken out.   Dr.
For in was at once summoned from.Nelson,
but before reaching the  mine  thn unfortunate man had expired,   Harris ia
Tho Ibex Mining Company is being
wound up.
Tbe Fisher Maiden, is to be surveyed
for a Crown Grant.
John L. Retallack has secured a working bond on the Slocan Boy claim near
Hammond Bros, of Sandon have the
contract for the packing of the ore from
the Oanadian group to Sandon.
Perie Altaffer and Chas. McNicholl
will make a prospecting trip to tbe head
of Four Mile creek.
The True Blue group, the bope of
Kaslo, is turning out fully as well as
expected aod tbe bond will be taken np.
It is reported in Slocan City that the
Cbapleau vein has been uncovered on
tbe claim which N. F. McNaught of Bilverton is developing.
Work began this week on ihe Willa
Mine on Eight Mile. A S Brindle, who
haschaigeof the property, reports the
showing to be excellent.
Crown Grants are being applied for
for the Nettie. Lorna Doone and Prior
Fractional. All these ciaims Iii within
a mile or two of Silverton.
Provincial Mine Inspector McGregor
was inspecting the mines in the Nelson
Division this week and will probably be
at the Slocan mines next week.
About fifty prospectors are now oji
Isaac creek, about \o miles from Revel-
stook on the Arrowhead branch line and
some samples giving 1172. per ton have
been brought out.^
Percy E Goodenratb, of the Spokesman-Review, paid the Him ekthkun a
pleasant visit last Wednesday, Mr.
Goodenratb is collecting material for a
special miuing edition of the Spokee- ^^^^^^^^
man- Review and spent a couple of days (The interests of tl
writing up the mines in this vicinity.
T. M. Holland, manager of tho Building & Loan Association of Toronto, and
T. W. Holland of Vancouver, oue of tbe
directors of tbe Canadian group were in
town on Wednesday on business connected with the Canadian group. Both
gentlemen will so over the property
before leaving tbe Slocan.
C. Houghtin, of Rossland, baa spent
the last week io Slocan City examining
several of the most promising properties
in tbat section with the view of securing
options on some of them. Mr. Houghtin
will visit Sandon and Silverton while in
the Slocan. He purposes examining the
Fisher Maiden and other properties
In this vicinity.
Hugh McDonald, bas just returned
from the Lardo, where he bas been
representing the Early-bu-d claim. He
has opened up a lodge Uiree feet wide
that has sn eight inch par-streak, the
ore is siliceous csrrying galena, grar-
copper and copper pyrites snd closely
resembles tbe ore taken from the Mollie
Hughes property.
An ore cabinet is to be placed at the
wharf to bold specimens Irom tbe Silverton mines. These specimens are to
be placed later on, on exhibition at tlie
Spokane Fruit Fair. The collection will
be in charge of Agent W S Clark and tbe
cabinet, which is being made at Nakusp,
will be placed in position in a few days.
The C P R are bringing the cabinet over
from Nakusp free of charge ss they consider the object of tbe collection a
meritous one.
I Thompson
returned to 811 vton from Ashcroft.
A. E. McFarie, of  Butte  Montana
is visiting his bther J. 8. MoPariane.
W. R. McLai representing Thorp k
Co. of Nelson, -fdSilyerton a visit on
Tuesday,     f^^^^^^
Meadames H oo, Felt, Brandon and
Bennett, of Sic a City, were guests of
Miss Brandon i s we*&%mmmmmmm^
Michael Gill s, la visiting his brother
Ralph Gillett h I. He expects to remain in town tie time.
A very pleat I evening was spent by
tbe friends of iss. Brandon, at her
borne last Tues y evening.
R. Malloy let Thursday for bis old
home in Bram j n Ont. He expects to
remain in the ) it some tjme.
Mste Suters, lio has been second officer on the ste ior Slocan for some time
has been succec id by Mate Campbell.
Tbe Kodak fi d bas appeared in our
midst snd the i mber ol our bicyclists
have been dou id in tbe last week.
Silverton is on emovc.
Twp boatload uf young people from
New Denver ro id to Silverton on Wednesday evenin* nd spent a couple ot
hours at the ho s of Mrs. C T Cross.
Mrs. Farmer, uie of W. Fanner ol
tbe Emily Edi mine, will join her
husband in Sil-jrton next week. Mr.
Farmer hss fait in our mines and tbe
town and will mild himself a borne
W. J. Barkei loremaii of the Vancouver Mine, e lects hia wlte and two
children to a Ive in Silverton next
week, They w I make Silverton their
home in tha fiure.
B. Thomas,!Superintendent of tu*
Comstock Mink hss gone to Revelstoke to meet Is wife aad family, who
are coming I Silverton direct from
Norway. Mr. R_M-H bas leased tbe
Turner cottagi ind will make bis home
QoTbursdaj- August 4th, a concert
will be given;iu CleVer's Hall,"New
Denver, in aid d the Building Fund of
the Church of England. The program
promises to be an excellent one aud
music lovers in cUverton will do well to
Robert F. Greta, member-elect of
the Slocan, waa slaking hands with his
many Silverton friend-.'on Tbursdsy.
Slocan are in safe
hands is the opinilu of all. Mr. Green
paid the Silvihto iak a visit while in
town and discusae I the situation politically.
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Philip Ohristenson, a miner on the
Whitewater Deep property, was injured
Saturday, the Kootenaian reporte.
With other workmen he bad put in two
blasts, only one of which exploded. He
carelessly went into, the drift and before
he could get awsy the other charge went
off. He was struck in the head by a
flying rock and was aeverely injured. He
waa conveyed to Whitewater whence he
was broght on a special train to Kaalo,
and is now at the hospital. It is expected that lie will recover.	
Cure that Cough with  Sli Uoh's Cure
The best bough Cure.   Relieves Croup
Promptly. One million bottlesI ■old, bast. -„,_,_,  .,_   ....,- --,
ye_!?40; doses for 25cts. Sold by The L^U* are very gratifying.
SUvorton Prog Store. t    |      • *
The first or* Mrl I of Utters from our
Regular C irrrspoudent.
. There has beet more interest than
usuul manifeated i miuing during the
last week, lt lis been reported tbat
the owners of the Cbapleau have given1
an option on that line. This property
is a high-grade |ild proposition from
which several eh ments bave already
been made, clea y demonstrating its
value aa a produar. Its owners have
been working it continuously lor the
past ton months Sid certainly deserve
success. Ris owed by Messrs. Dick,
Gwilbam, Tatersal and Robertson.
Another enterprae is now under way
which bids fair to ie oi importance In
developement of tie mineral resources
of the country. I rtfer to the Slocsn
Ideal Mining Co., vhich is composed of
a number of local bUnneas men ol Slocan
City and was forind for the purpose of
leasiag and opqratiig mines. It is one
of the tenets oi their beleit tbat the future welfare of tbe country depends on
the mineral reeoip-B, and that instead
of waiting for otben to come and extraci
the mineral and geithe profits, tbat thev
can by putting tber own shoulders to
the wheel reap tome present benebt
therefrom. This Cimpauy bas secured
a lease (or one year an the Ottawa No. 4,
on fcpringer Creek ind A. E. Teeter, tbe
Company's maoagur, started on Wednesday with a torceof men to begin operations.
Work ia still itogressing on the
Springer Creek wagjon road with a force
of 40 men under tU> auperviaion oi Mr.
The  Arlington nine will commence
operations shortly.
E. M. Teeter is extracting high grade
gold ore from tbe Hoodoo, which lies
near the Howard fraction. This is a
recent strike and assaya give |86. gold
and 209 oza. silver. He bss secured a
three months lease on the claim and
expects to make shipments soon.
There is not much excitement in town
as nesrly all the prospectors sre out
working  on  their claims and reporta
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3aiimiLMmsjiE!Ksitiv^^^,^mmf^ THE SILVERTONIAN,
R. 0. and Harry Matheson, Editors
Occurrence* Odd end Curloua—lluxl-
««■** Matters and Affair*—Prions
Worthy ot Mention—Notea of
Crime and  Accident.
The outside walls of many Of the houses
in Mexico are from three to six feet thick,
to withstand earthquake shocks. •
The Topeka (Kan.) city council has
passed an ordinance imposing a yearly tax
of $3000 upon premium stamp companies
and upon business linns making use of
the premium stamps. The stomp companies will contest the collection of the
tax in the courts.
Twenty thousand ex-Confederate sol
diors will hold a reunion at Atlanta, <>u.,
from July 20 to 23, inclusive.
The eig.it public bath housese in Philadelphia were patronized last week by
230,805 men, women and children.
Experiments made in the irrigated
pari- of California and Arizona, show that
good dates can bo raised there. ^^^~
At Dawson Oity, Klondike, the price of
flour has Mien from $75 to 18 a sack,
and gold dust is selling for $15 an ounce.
■ Omaha -union printers who go to war
will have Uieir dues remitted, and, if
married, $2 a week will be given, to their
Considerable damage has been done to
mountain towns on the Isthums of Te-
hauntepeo by a series of earthquake
The New York Cotton Exchange proposes to suspend orokers who perpetrate
"wash" sales by means of fictitious quotations.
Six members of a family of the name
of Von Zostrow, of Sherburne, N. Y., have
died of trichinosis from eating raw pork.
Orders have been received at the navy
yard, Charlestown, Mass., to expend $10,-
000 in repairs upon the old frigate Minnesota.
The phosphate camp at Ponpon, 8. C,
is wildly excited over the finding of $30,-
000 in gold by two negro diggers, wbo
dug up a large chest and divided the
A case of goods received in New York
recently from Liverpool, England, bad the
following message written on it in huge
letters: "May success nnd a glorious victory attend you, Brother Americana, in
your just cause of humanity, is every true
Englishman's wish. Success to the Stars
and Stripes.   J. \V. L."
Tho Nebraska State Board of Agricul
ture reports this year's wheat crop one of
the heaviest ever raised in the state. The
yield will exceed 250,000,000 bushels, and
the grain is sound and of excellent quality. Corn is also in splendid condition
and on immense yield is anticipated.
Officials of the treasury department report that the entire war bond issue of
$200,000,000 haa been taken by the people
in small amounts, and that the money
sharks have been balked in their intrigues
to secure bonds by fraudulent means.
Uncle Peter Surprise of Cedar Creek
township, near Crown Point, Ind., ha*
just celebrated his 105th birthday, and i->
still strong and active and in good
health. Not a day passes that he does
not share in the light work around his
son's farm, and when not engaged in this
be spends his time in grubbing'trees. His
only wish is that he may live to 110 years
The highest honors at the commencement exercises of the .Kansas City college
of Pharmacy were conferred upon a
young woman graduate She was Miss
Harriet Benton of Odessa, Mo. She received a diploma, and also a gold medal,
•which -was the flrst prize for the highest
grade in all the branches taught at the
Tho oldest living author in her majesty's dominions, Mrs. Catherine Parr
Traill, is now living in rather straightened circinnstances at her home nt Loke-
fleld, Ontario, in her 97th year, lusving
maintained literary activity more than
80 years, and exhibiting in her old age
a bright and keen interest in all that
makes for the welfare., and improvement
.   of her race and country.
Andrew.  Ferguson   of   Gilman,    Ind.,
Wilms to be the oldest man in that state.
He was horn in County Tyrone, Ireland,
in 1702, and consequently is 100 years
old.    His sister, Bettie CsrroTlton,  who
lives near Franklin, Ind., is 100 years old,
and his brother, who died 40 years ago,
was 112 years.   Ilia mother died at 03,
and Ma fatiier lived over 100 years. Ferguson is strong and remarkably active
and expects to live 10 or 12 more years.
A* Clinton,    la., last   Sunday, Paul
Dengler,   a   Chicago   and   Northwestern
railway baggageman, On' returning from
a trip found a note from his wife stating
she was losing her mind, waa not fit to
live, and waa going to die and take two
children with her.   Search resulted in the
discovery of the three bodice in a barrel
partly filled with  water.   The heads of
the victims were submerged, but the feet
protruded.    Mrs. Dengler waa 38 years
of age, and ibe children 5 years and 10
niont-ts respectively.
link Hodges, ex-city marshal of Kyle,
Tex., wns shot and fatally wounded by
Frank Martin, a well, known business
jnan of the place. They had renewed
an old quarrel. Hodges was wearing a
s(«e! breastplate but a number of the
-hots penetrated his body.
The same flag which waa hauled down
by order of Cleveland will lie hoisted on
the government rlaf-Ktaff at Honolulu,
when Minister Sewell takes poseeanion of
the Hawaiian islands in the name of thc
United States.
The wrecked Spanish cruisers at Santiago are atill filled with charred bodies,
and vultures are devouring the remains:
The Cubans, by Admiral Sampson's or-j
dors, have buried over 100 Spaniards who
were washed ashore,
A wampum belt, .which was once tha
property' of Hiawatha, tihe famous Iroquois chief, is now in the possession of
John Boyd Thac_er, of Albany, N. Y., a
well knovi-n collector of such antiquities,
Mr. Timelier has three other belts, twO
of tihe Onondaga ind one of tihe Seneca
John L. Burke, a famous comedian,
well known throughout the country, died
at Bellevue hospital in New York City
last week. cDnt.li resulted from oil accident, sustained while diving at Sea 01111,
L, I.
Thieves were active in Bucks county,
Pa., on the Fourth. They looted tlie
house- of fanners wiho were absent attending celebrations, and stole carriages,
harne.-H, poultry. and feedfeed ' to the
amount of several thousand dollars.
Not. far from the final resting place of
Mr. Gladstone, in Westminster Abbey, is
tihe tomb of Gen. John Burgoyne, who
waS defeated by Gen. Oaten tit the battle
of Stillwater mid surrendered to the continental forces ni  Saratoga in 1777.
Tho long rood bridge which crosses the
Neosho river at Neosho Falls, aKii., collapsed and about 100 steers were thrown
into tlio water. Twenty were drowned.
Two cattlemen were seriously injured.
He-ports of the state commissioner of
agriculture show that the prospect for
an enormous cotton crop in Texas is
very bright. The corn crop is about
matured and tlio yield will exceed all
previous years.
One of tlie most remarkable of the
many wonders of the naval light at. Santiago is the faotStkat Commodore Schley's
flagship, the Brooklyn, wns struck 45
times and enmo out of the fight practically uninjured.
. Thirty-seven homing pigeons -were, released hy E. D. White at Lake Charles,
IjO., last week. They wero sent there
by C. II. Jones of Geiiiiantown, Pa. They
headed straight for the north.
A gang of traders of bogus dollars hits
been arrested in Now York City.     The
counterfeiters have offices throughout tlie
country, including Denver and San Fran
The negroes in the United States represent about 12 per cent, of the entire
Heavy stentences are imposed at Cliiuk-
amauga on sentries who sleep while on
Airs. I'M ward Harris of Richmond, Mo.,
53 years old, has given birth to twins for
Wie seventh time.   They are all living.
Tlie national medical - authorities are
much encouraged by the outlook for immunity from yellow fever this season.
Advices from Havana state tliat conditions arc constantly growing worse and
that shark meat is regarded as a -dainty
Nearly all the people of South American countries are in sympathy with Spain
and refuse to believe stories of American
The executive council of Hawaii has
signed a contract for a cable from the
coast of the United States to Honolulu
and Japan.
Tlie supposed Spanish privateer on the
Pacific coast is believed to be the steamer
Saga, which is engaged in legitimate
Klondike trade.
Fire in a .-**t. Louis stable at the fair
grounds caused the loss of five valuable
race homes and six stables in less than
an hour, the loss being estimated nt$lu,-
Lieutenant Peary has arrived at Sidney, N.-B.,on his way 4» the north' pole.
He i.s confident of success, but thinks four
years will be necessary to accomplish the
liiforin;ition from Archangel, Russia,
says the Arctic expedition which left
Trouisoe, Norway, June 2fl, has now.sailed from Solembola for Franz Josef land,
after taking on board 83 Siberian dogs.
The Forty-third regiment of British
troops, when marching through tbe streets
of Ottawa, ,after their return froni the
Koiirt.li of July celebration at Burlington,
Vt., bore the Stars snd Stripes by the
side of the Union Jack.
Edward S. Dreyer,' former real estate
man and banker of Chicago, III., was sentenced to the penitentiary July 6 to
■serve an indefinite period for embezzlement of $310,000, which the Went Park
commission intrusted to him as treasurer.
Dewey's blockade of the 'Philippine*
threatens to create a dearth of cordage
throughout ihe civilized world. It has
doubled the price of Manila rope and
twfhe; also hemp, which since the jwar
has run up from 4 to 8J cents per pound
(.nrein Makes Trouble.
New York, July 22,—A Santiago special to tlio Journal, dated July 20, says
General (iarcia has written a letter to
lieneral Shafter declaring he is disgusted
with his treatment at the Jiand.s of the
Americans and will therefore withdraw*
hi* forces to the hills.
Among the things of which General
Garcia complains is the failure of the
American commander to officially notify
him of the surrender of tlie Spanish
forces under General Toral, He is incensed at the alleged met that he was
hot invited to be present nt the ceremony
attending the formal capitulation of Santiago.     .
Another grievance is the retention of
the Spnnish civil authorities in the administration of their functions in Santiago.
For these reasons Garcia declares he
will no longer co-operate with the forces
under General Shafter, but will act independently, as he did before the American
troops' landed in Cuba.
I    ^    ,
Denver Think* the Wnr TnrlK on
Stock Trnn»fer* u Harmful Thlnfr
—Assessable Stock < hiiiIiik Into
Fuahlim—Different Views of the
South Half-Strike* in Idaho Mine*
gucd at. I do not place much reliance
up assays made from cropping* and
"t pS-esent it is difficult, yes, impos-d-
bltto form en absolutely correct opinions the country la entirely different
f re any other mining region.
Strike on the Copper Kins.
illanauer of Spokane and George R.
Tr*, tlio well known mining engineer
of Wallace,   Idaho, returned  last week
fiT the Copper King mine, near Hope.
Bendy to Resist.
.St. Thomas, D...W. I., July 23.—The
Spaniard* at San Juan de Puerto Rico
ore making extensive preparations to resist Uie anticipated attack on the part
of the United States warships, which are
understood to be convoying tlie army of
invasion commanded by General Miles.
No fewer than 12,000,000 acres of land
have been mode fruitful in Uie Sahara
desert, nn enterprise representing perlwps
the most remarkable example of irrigu-
tioh by means of artesian wells which
can anywhere be found.
The matter of tho war tax on -stock
transaction is lieing very earnestly diseased 'among the minuig iock brokers of
Denver. ,   .   .  h
It is now tolerably veil settled that lt
is the intention of* the law to tax every
sale or 'ugreement to sell or memoranda
of sale, whether1 or riot ,nn tietual^ transfer of stock is made on the books of Uie
stock i-ompaiinics, and the directors of 'the
mining stock exchange of that city are
now devising n plan whereby the brokers
may have the proof of the compliance
with the law. It is probable that a system of memorandum slips will bc adopted, the stamps to be affixed to these
'Ilie most serious feature of the law as
affecting the mining stock business in
that state is the fact that it require*! the
payment of a tax of 2 cents upon euch
$100 of par value of stock. The result is
that a stock which is actually worUi $100
in the market pays no more, than one that
is worth but *10. The stock exchanges
of the state ure taking'steps to bring
this discrepancy before', the proper aUT-
Uiorities at Wa-hington. It is doubtful,
however, if anything can bc done without
congressional action.
Calvin Bullock, president of Uie Denver
mining stock exchange, in speaking of
this matter, said: "Tho brokers do not
complain of Uie $50 license fee. They are
perfectly willing to pay that,.but it does
not seem fair that the. basis should be
fixed on the par value rather than on'the
niarket value of a stock. Tlie'result' of
this is Uiat a stock that is worth only 1
cent on the dollar is taxed, as'heavily as
one that is worth 100 cents on the dollar.
Thero are oil stocks in Pennsylvania and
elsewhere with a par value of $25 per
share that are actually worth from $200
to $400 per share. In such oases the stocks
that arc worth $200 per share would pay
but 2 cents on every $800 worth of stock,
while mining stocks that are worth but
1 cent a share would pay 2 cents on each
dollars' worth of stock.
"To show how Uiis thing affects the
local market as we understand it at present, let us take all the stocks as based
on a $1,000 transaction. Tnis would only
mean a 10-share lot if dealing in railroad
or industrial shares, but it will do for
illustration as well as a larger amount,
and tlie tax of 2 cents per $100 par value
would be 20 cents on the sale, or equal
to one-fifth of 1 jier cent on the money
involved. This tax would be exactly the
same as our own high priced stocks selling at or close to par, like Klkton, for
instance. Put when it comes to stocks
which sell for less than their par value
the result would 'be wider discrepancy,
and there would be a great increase in
the amount of tax paid on $100 of actual
value. On 50-cent stocks Uie amount paid
on $1,000 of value would be 40 cents ;on
25-cent stocks, 80,cents; on 10-cent stocks,
$2; on 5-cent stocks, $4; on 1-cent stocks.
$20; on stocks selling at $5 per 1000
shares, $40; on stocks selling at $2.50 per
1000 shares, $H0.
"If the tax was. scaled on Uie amount
of money involved there would be no
objection to paying the one-fiftieth of 1
per cent on a transaction, but since thc
bulk of the trading is done in the cheap
er class of stocks, the tax as it stands it
present amounts to a penalty severe
enough to wipe out virtually all trading in the cheaper stocks."
Prefer A*«es«alile Stork.
Assessable companies promise to fake
the place of treumiry stock corporations
in mining affairs in the northwest. Already there is evidence of the fact that
the assessment principle is growing in
favor. It is beeoming plain to mining
men that assessable stock is tho sort
that assures the development of a property. Several companies are in prospect
to operate reservation claims and a number of them will adopt Uie plan of making stock .assessable
A Dreain of (Sold.
There was excitement in North Republic, Wash., last week, caused by the result
of nn assay made by 11. K. Ellsworth.- lt
was so fabulous that thc populace of thc
camp caught the news and the infection
in a brief space of time. The alleged facts
in the case were gathered and the figures
are given by the assayer.. Si Hill and
Eugene Sullivan returned,from the south
half In the morning and began showing
some nice looking ore. They crushed and
panned a portion of it. They bad, so
much gold- that they became suspicion*
Uiat it was not the true stuff. H. W.
Lane suggested that they blow in a dollar and have it assayed, so that they
would be positive.about it. Here art the
figures furnished by Mr. Ellsworth'. Gold,
$10,351.53; silver, $81.31! total value,
value, #10,482.84. The claim from which
this ore is taken is culled the Florida and
is situated six miles east of the twenty
four mile post.
South Halt Does  Ttot  Please.
O. F. Psrmeter^a well known Montana
mining, man, who has spent the past two
years in Washington and British Oolum E,"
bin, came into lb-public from the south
half last week. Asked for his opinion of
that section as a whole, he said:
"I do not like a largo portion of it.
There seems to be nn almost entire absence of float rock.   The granite is, so far
as I could see, barren.     There are im
Jiicnse ledges of porphjYy lying one uponj
snot her and immense blowouts,
arc some fine looking properties on Gold]
creek ai\d  they carry good  values.    Au)
least they are said to.   I have no doubtf
that  there will  be some fine properties!
opened up there,   Then) are other local
ities that have fairly good showings, bull
aa there hns be^p but little work done*
u port thenr^^^^^^^^^^^-^-^-^-^
I<lo, ifn which they'are heavily Inter-
esl. They were in line spirits as Uiey
ha with them a quantity of fine clean
Mwhieh they had just struck in the
lot crosscut tunnef'they have been driv-
infor the last eight months.
'his mine is situated about one and a
lisiiiiles east of Hope, Idaho, and about
20 feet from the main line of the Norton Pacific- railroad with a regular
sle from in ine to railroad, although
110 fqet,above it. The company has const*; ted a part wagon road and part trail
fri the railroad to the mine and has
a g house of four rooms und a good
hlksmith shop at the mine.
"his strike is of great Value to Uiat
se*on as it demonstrates that the ore
tkt. goes down. The ore in this strike
is better quality than that on the sin-
fa. running 10 per cent copper, 00 per
ce lead and 32 ounces in silver with
sO' gold. This is a different character
ofrc from any other found in that sec-
Morning Mill Nearly Flnlahed.
teept the boiler and engines, the mn-
cbery for the Morning mill at Mullan,
Idio, is all on the ground and most of it
in lace. The mill will be running regti-
la.* early in August, and Uie railroad
w: be started.up a little sooner so as
toll the ore bins before the mill is ready
toomuience. A change lias been made
in he railroad which saves one switch-
hoc between the mill and mine.
he outside of the mill is the same as
th one which burned, the old fotinda-
tii having been used wherever it was in
slue to. be utilized. There arc some
chiges in the interior, but they are only
tring ones. Tlie old mill was known
as'.ho roomiest and most conveniently
aringed of any in the district when it
bined, nnd there was room for but few
clidges that would lie nn improvement.
A Strike on the lle.-ln.
Claim Thut the Wnr Will Re Paslied
Without lily Iiil|l Sniiiii Shall
Hen for Pence—Ko OIHelal lnror-
i.mil.hi   Ulven   Out.
Washington, D. C, July 25.—Commodore Watson's eastern squadron will get
away this week, and the navy -epartmen'
is rushing the  work  of getting    ever;
Aacnlnnldo's Collar.
Loudon, July 23.—The Hong Kong cor-
respondent of the Daily Mail says:
The latest mail from Manila- reports
that the rebels have lately suffered several repulses. General Aguinaldo haa i«.
sued an absurd proclamation dealing
chiefly with official iuaigna. He as president of the Philippines is to wear a gold
collar with a triangular pendant, engraved with Uie sun and three stars and to
carry a gold whistle, as well as a stick
with a gold handle an
The budges of innumerable other officers
are minutely dealt with in the proclumu-
Imr feet of ore was struck in the Hec-
la.it Burke, Idaho, last week. Thero
ha-heen ore in small amounts for several undred feet, but it suddenly widened
oir and has the appearance of being a
realar chute. Only time can tell its
vale, but stockholders are pleased. The
co-puny was recently incorporated iu
Spi;aiie. Finch Si Campbell are interest!.
Strike  In   the  D_l*>.
.' big strike has been made in the
Daly mine at Ne.il, Idaho, owned by
Ueoge Bredehoft of Poise and W. J
Chaiberlain of Denver. From the 200-
footlevel a drift wits run which has en-
cornered a ledge six to eight feet in
Uiic.ness that averages $50 to the ton.
It ji one of Uie biggest and richest bodies d; ore ever uncovered in this region.
Mining- liri.f*.
e position of inspector of metulifei*-
on- mines of Hritish Columbia is still vies it, no successor to Mr. McDonald bavin,' been named when he resigned to en-
tr the employ of thc Hritish America
It is reported that the New Gold Fields
pf British Columbia, Sir Charles Tup-
■er's company, will resume work on the
Exchange group near Slocan City. The
'ompany formerly had a bond on the
u-opwty, • bnt surendered it.
Ko Hrllnns at the Gsni,
Washington, July 23.—The United
States government is preparing to odd to
lie gavety of nations when it is called
ii to answer the inquiry of Uie British
5 ivenunent as to Uie truth of the state-
I]-*nt made by Cunningham Graham, a
i liner member of parliament of eccen-
t ic reputation, that Uie gunners of Dew-
c 'a ships in the bettie of Manila bay
i *rc Hritish seamen bribed to leave her
r ijesty'a service, Mr. Graham claimed
( ut each of the gunners wns offered
100 a month for his services, and that
I rough their presence on Uie American
I :ir»lii*is Dewey's victory was mode pos-
i i>lc.
Nobody here believed that thc Hritish
j ivernment wotikl pay any attention to
' r. (Iraham's demand for an inventig.i-
' 5n, but Since London prow dispatches
i y thnt the inquiry will be made thc
i ivy department has prepared a statc-
ent on the subject.
The statement completed today    from
ie  muster rolls- of Dewey's    squadron
►vering the date of the engagement with
ie Spanish cflet shows that, of Uie 1145
en on the American wni-sJii-is only (17
ere aliens, and' of these only eight were
ritish subjects.     Four of the llriti*»liers
'ere on the 'blympia, and four on the
laleigh.   ' Not one of tbe eight    is    a
uniier.     They were ordinary seamen, a
ai 'H'nier's .ntnte, a coal passer   and   a
rater tender. Thirty-one of the 07 nliens
rere Chinese mcHS attendants and cooks.
'hose 31 oro the men in whose behalf Ad-
niral Dewey has recommended a sjiecial
irovision of law to enable them  to be-
ome American eiU/ens.
Points to lie lllMi-iit.si.il.
Ottawa, Out., July 25.—The dominion
Government has not yet given out officially  the questions  to  be discussed  at
"ie coming conference   at   Qiielioc, but
Jt.hey arc unofficially stuted U> he as follows:    Fur sealing in Ilering sea and the
north Pacific ocean, Atlantic ami Pacific
coast fisheries and fisheries in inland wa-
tei*s contiguous  to the frontier,  delimi-
iatioi: of the Alaflka-Cennda    boundary,
alien labor biws, transportation of merchandise in  bond through    the    United
There* States and Camilla, naval vessels on thc
lakes, mining rights of one country within the territory of the other, reciprociy
of trade, the conveyance of persons in custody of officers of one country  through
the territory of the oUier.
_, .—^^^^^^^^^^^^ J" Portugal married
their value can not'even mfltheir maiden names.
._ .ushing ________________
thing ready for this cruise, of winch so
little official information has been mad"
public, iuuI regarding which there lias
been so much speculation.
The one thing definite and official is
that the squadron will go to Spain. It
i.s the intention of the administration to
compel Spain to either fight or sue for
peace. She has done neither so far. She
declared war, and then sat down to defend her ]H)s.se8sions.
Commodore Watson's squadron will bc
the most significant effort of this kind,
and if Spain doesn't do something to show
that she is engaged in war with the
United Slates there will bc an army of
invasion for Spain. The war will be
pushed relentlessly until Spain is ready
to ask for peace und ask it tqienly.
The S'unish fleet at Manila took refuge
under the guns at Cavite and fought from
that vantage ground, when attacked, until all the vessels were destroyed. Admir-
ul Cervera crossed the Atlantic, ostensibly to light, and then Slipped into Santiago harbor to hide. He did not show
fight until he was compelled to leave the
harbor or be captured by our army, and
the made a dash for liberty, fighting as
he inn.   His shijis were destroyed running
Alivn>« Refused to Fl»ht
(ieneral Toral defended Santiago, hut
retreated as he fought. When be had
to fight or surrender the city he surrendered. It is regarded as very probable
Unit Sun Juan will surrender rather than
make a stubborn light, ami the Q_n_I*ittl
will be taken in the same way.
Spain has not yet made a move into
the open to have a battle. Neither will
she sue for peace, and the war will be
pushed to the Spani*ih mast to make Uie
Spanish people realize that her so-called
defensive warfare will make no change iu
the attitude of Uie  nited States.
The war will be carried far enough into Spain to let her people understand
that peace is the only way to save even
the home country. Hy the time Co-iino-
dore Watson appsars off the Spanish
coast the I'nited States army will have
possession of l**uerto Rico,
There is reason to believe that Watson's departure will lie delayed until after the navy's part in the Puerto Iticnn
operation- has been concluded. Nearly
all the armored ships may be required tn
bombard the fortifications of San Juan
to make an .Imposing demonstration
there. This appears to be the plan for
naval co-operation, which is to lie of a
secondary nature, ' the administration
having recognized that thc Puerto Hican
campaign is largely a military affair.
From what was leuined today it seems
probable, therefore, that Watson will not
set out on his mission until San Jtiun has
been taken, and certainly not until after
Simpson has mude his selections of the
ships to be included in the squadron to
co-operate with the army against Spain's
second   West Indian  possession.
Lara-e Coal Supply for Wataon.
Tlie Oregon and Massachusetts, two of
thc best battleship*., have Wn assigned
to Watson's force, and it is believed hers
that Sampson will wunt both of them foi
the attack on the Puerto Kican capital.
Two mora colliers have been added to
those which Watson will take to Spain,
making eight vessels of this class attached to his squadron. These additions, with
six other colliers, arc at Norfolk, and be
gun loading today.
Tlie entire eight have a coal capacity of
32,000 tons, or more than enough to supply Watson's fighting ships with fuel on
several tri|is across the Atluntic. The
government is preparing for any emergency, and intends that Wat-on shall Imv.:
enough coal to allow him to remain away
from home staUons for many months.
While the navy department declines to
give ont any information officially about
Watson's squndron, it is considering the
advisability of announcing its departure
«hen thnt long-expected event has actually occurred. The squadron will, it is
understood, have two |Hiints of assembling, one ut which the fighting ships will
be joined by the eight colliers, und the
supply ship tilucier, and the other mom
remote from the I'nited States, wbeie
they will rendezvous to receive final instructions and start direct to the Spanish coast.
Will Ship the M.n.ii-ii-.lN Home.
Sandusky, Ohio, July 25.—Lieutenant
MuNsoy, U. 8. A., who was a few years
ago placed on the retired list on account
of failing health, hns been appointed
agent of tlie war department to superintend the transportation of the Spanish
prisoners to Spain. He leaves New York
for Santiago toduy.
Base Ball at Spokane.
Pase ball dates for Spokane are as follows: Portland will play with Spokane
July 27, 28, 30, 31, August 31, September
1, 3, 4, S, 5. Seattle will play with Spokane June 22, 23, 25, 20, July 20, 21, 23,
24 September 7 8, 10, 11. Tacoma will
play with Spokane June 15, 10, 18, 10,
August 3, 4, 0, 7, September 14 15, 17, 18.
Illinois has a mother who wants her
son hanged because he has always been
a disgrace to the family. Who can blame
a son, with such a mother!
Kaslo & Slocan
Subject to change without notice.
Trains run on Pacific standard time.
women      retain
Going West
Going East
6:00 a.
3:60 p.
8:30 a.
in .
. South Fork
...3:16 p.
9:30 a.
.. Sproule'a .
...2:18 p.
9:51 a.
. Whitewater
...2:00 p.
10:03 a.
.. Bear ljuke
...1:48 p.
10:18 a.
..  Mcliuigan
....1:33 p.
10:38 a.
.. Junction  .
...1:12 p.
10:60 a.
... Sandon ..
...1:00 p.
IjMV* 11:00 *.
m...   Bsndon      Arrlvs 11:15 t>
Arrlvs I1.M a*
m        Cody  ...._**v* ll:tt *.
Gen. Freight and Pasa. Agt.
K. COPKIjANI), 6upt
Navigation and Trading
SUaniere "International'' and "Albarta"
on Kootenay I-tkr and Rivsr.
Five-Mile Point connectma with all
psssenavr trains of N. k F. S. R. R. to
and from Northport, Itossland and Spokane. Tickets and baggage checked to all
United States points.
Ijeave Kaslo for Nelson and way points,
daily, except Sunday, 6:46 a. m. Arrive
Northport 12:15 p. m.; Roasland, 3:40 p.
m.; Spoksne, 6 p. m.
Ijeave Nelson for Kaslo and way points
daily, except Sunday, 4:36 p. m.   Lsava
Spokane, 8 a. m.; Rossland, 10:30 a. m.|
Northport, 1:50 p. m.
Leave Nelson for Kaslo, etc., Tuesday,
Wednesday, Thursday, Friuay, Saturday
at 8:30 a. m.; arrive Kaalo, 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.| arrive
Boundary midnight; arrive Bonner's Fsr-
ry Sunday 10:30 a. id.
Ijeave Bonner's Ferry Sunday 1 p. m.|
arrive Boundary Sunday 6 p. ni.; arrive
Kssln Sunday 10 a. m.
Close connection at Bonner's Ferry wltb
trains eastbound, leaving Sp>*kane 7:40
_. in., and westbound arriving Spokane
7 p. m.
O. ALEXANDER, Gen. Manager.
Kaalo. B. C. Oct 1, 1807.
Infernal Mnrhlne Storr.
New York, July 2o.—In a letter written to a prominent official here, Captain
William Urackley of the refrigerating
and supply ship Port Victor, says an attempt was made to blow up his ship when
three days out. A box containing dynamite Sii'l guncotton was found on the
main flock of the dtcnimer. A clock-like
mechanism had been arranged by which
the explosives were to lie set off. The
box and explosives were thrown into Ihe
Critical In  Madrid.
LoUdon, July 24.—The Madrid correspondent of the Observer says:
The condition of the government in now
most critical and the authorities nre devoting all their attention to preventing
a revolution and safeguarding the dynasty.
The government offers the 8000 officers
of thc army in Cuba employment Immediately upon their return to Spain with
thc object of removing the opposition to
the establishment of pence.
The immigration reports for Sun Francisco tot June show a remarkable de-
crensc compared  with  Inst year.
Is the comfortable and moat direct route
to all points East To Pacific coast and
trans Pacific point*. To the rich mining
districts of
New Tourist Car service daily to 81
Paul. Daily (except Tuesday) to eastern
Canadian and United State* point*. Magnificent Sleeping and Dining Cars on all
Daily connection  (excepting  Sunday)
tit, Rosebery; 8:06 a. m. leaves Silver
ton, arrives 4:30 p. m.
Ascertain present reduced rates and full
information by addressing nearest tooal
agsnt, or
W. S. CLARK, Agent, SUvartoau
Trav. Paas. Agt, Nelson.
Dist. Paas. Agt., Vancouver.
Set our Klondike Map ant* Folder. 4«,«*..w««j*r
-i'-l.' > ■■».
C-eateat Medlo'ne Is the MedL
cine for You,
Do not experiment with untried prepa*
ruiioiiM. Be satisfied only with the great,
est and best, Hood's Sarsaparilla. It has
cured multitudes of people and is kept on
hand ln thotfsands of homes as the only
siitV snd reliable family medicine. It will
defend you from the dangers of summer.
ood 's 8 a rsa p a r i 11 a
' Is A iiiertrs's Greatest Medicine.   (i; a|X (or'fj,
Hood'« fills cure sll Uvui-Tlli.  28 centiL
HiilliiR* on Tax Matter*.
Olympia, July 25.—Assistant Attorney
(ieneral Vance has filed an opinion with
State Auditor Cheatham in which he rules
as follows:
1. A county treasurer, before exchanging a certificate of delinquency for a tux
receipt because of alleged mistake in payment should require evidence of notice
and demand us required by statute.
2. When a tax receipt purchased by
mistake for a delinquency certificate is
exchanged payment should be required of
the applicant of all interest, accrued to
dute and should include tlie interest so
■■aid on the face of the certificate.
3. Prior to the issuance of a certificate
in lieu of a half tax payment the treasurer should require the payment of the
tax in full and upon thut issue a eertifl-
cute including in the body all tux and
iiccrued interest to date.
Ilrported That Negotiation* With
the In I ti-il Statea will Soon Be
Opened—London Time* Corre-
■ pondent Continue* to A«*er< It—
—i-aaJ-een Wrong iiefur*.	
Mne   Millions   In   Gold   Coin.
New York, July 24.—One of tlie largest transfers of gold ever made in this
city took place yesterday, in which sjsi),-
000,000 was transferred from the clearinghouse to the sub-treasury. Tlie transfer was made by the clearing house us the
representative of the associated banks and
wiw the final payment of deposits aggregating $10,000,000. The amount represented the excess of the loan for which
the bunks were unable to deposit bonds
with the treasury as security. It was,
therefore, necessary to deposit the money
in the treasury nnd in the alisence of
sufficient legal tender notes, gold hud to
be used.
OS for Manila.
Sun Francisco, July 23.—Transport
steamer Kio de Janeiro, hearing two but-
t.ilioiia of the South Dakota volunteers,
recruits of ihe I'tub light artillery and a
detachment of Die signal corps sailed today for Manila. She will stop at Honolulu to take fresh sup-plies und refill her
■■•sll bunkers.
There is 87 per cent of water and 13
per cent, of solids in milk. 'Ilie sugar
in the solids is in greater proportion
lInn in any other solid.
W* otter On* Hundred Dolltr* Itrwsrd tor
any c*** of ('sisjrh that can not b« curtd by
lull's Catarrh Cure.
F. 3.  CHKNET * CO.,  Toledo,  O.
We, th* undersigned, hsve known F. 3.
Cheney for Ihe l**t li years, snd believe him
perfectly honorable In all business transactions
and financially able to carry out a.'iy obllf*-
tlone mad* by their Ann. .
WEST  *  TKIJAX,   Wholesale   Drugfl.t.,  To-
ledo, O.
I'ruggtsts,  Toledo. O.
Hall's Catarrh Cur* I* taken Internally, tct-
Ing directly upon th* blood and mucou* surface* of th* system. Testimonial* sent free.
Price 7tc per bottle.  Bold by all I'njsgt.t*.
Hall's FamUy Pill* an th* best.
A Sioux at the Rosebud agency, S. P.,
wrote to the United States marshal: "I
want to make complaint against my
brother for shooting at my mother. He
missed her at least a foot."
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minute. This is counting tlie downwnrl
strokes only, so that the bird's wings really make from 240 to 300 distinct movements a minute.
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It is a strange fact thnt injuries to the
tongue, whether of man or animal, lieul
more quickly -inn those of any other
part of the system.
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An elephant tiwk brought from Taborn,
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weighs 97 pounds.
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In Uie libraries of flreiit Britain, collectively 00 to 06 per cent, of all the
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I never used so quick a cure as PlsVa
Core for Consumption.-.!. B. *,a"J'r'
Uox 1171, Beattie. Wash., Nov. ». .»**•
One county of l-lorklu alone, Vt.li.sia,
has an avemgo annual output of 300,000
pounds of honey.
Try Schilling'. Best Us snd baklu« powder.
A man was killed in a light at Sulisuw,
I. T., and a byetrJider and tihe mother of
the victim feli dead from fright.
Umdon, July 25—It is announced
from Madrid this afternoon thnt the
Spanish government lias drawn up a message addressed to the government at
Washington proposing an armistice for
the purpose of discussing terms upon
which peace with the United Spates can
be arranged. '
A New Cabinet.
Madrid, July 25.—An official of high
rank, in conversation with the correspondent of the Associated Press, said:
''The present government will not initiate peace, but a modified cabinet, headed
by Senor Gamaao, minister of public instruction, will conclude negotiations and
then retire, and Polevieja with ft combination including Senor Silveim and
(ieneral Campos, will reorganize the ministry. Everybody thinks Spain shoull
treat direct with the Americans, who-*
practical good sense will prevail over
Want to See Cuban* Pnnlahed.
London, July 25.—Thc Madrid corre*i-
pondent of the Times says:
Peace prospects have greatly improved
during the last 48 hours. The diplomatic
exploration of tlie Duke Almodovar de
Kio, the foreign minister, has been more
practical than was supposed and it is tolerably certain that government efforts are
entering a new phase which may gradually lead to tangible results.
The precise nature of the change is a
secret, but there is little doubt that it
tends to direct negotiations between Spain
and the United States, there being no inclination to seek the mediation of any
neutral power. The moment has arrived
when America, having reached tile parting of the ways, must choose between war
with a specific object and an indefinable
war of conquest. Thc present puiise in
the hostilities is held to prove that the
United si.it.-s is reluctant to plunge into
a wider sphere of action and it may be
confiuentittlly predicted that if direct negotiations are opened without delay both
countries will find their views on the main
point—that of thc future of Cuha—far
from  irreconcilable.
The growing dissensions between the
Cuban insurgents and the Americans are
noted here with greut.satisfaction and on
all sides I hear MM I "If we must lose
Cuba, it is better that the island should
lie annexed by the United States because
the traitors would thereby be punished
and the enormous Spanish interests in the
island would la* protected."
He Think* the Colon and Two Oths i.
Can Be Saved.
Washington, July 22.~'By far the m<'
pleasant feature of yesterday was 11
uiTival at the navy department of t *
hero of the Merrimac. Secretary Lo '
came out of his private office and grin ■
ing Hobson witli both hands, said wi
nin.oorit.yi—"Lio-twijmt, 1 am glad, vs -
Gained -Fbtity-^ight Pounds.
*     ■ __ •■ •
"Iliads strong appetite for liquor
which was the beginning of the breaking down of my health. 1 was also a
slave to tea and coffee drinking.' f took
tbe gold cure, but it did not help me."
This is a portion of an interview
clipped from tlie Daily Herald, of Clinton, Iowa, lt might well be taken for
the subject ot a temperance lecture but
Cabana Apland Garcia.
SANTIAGO DE CUBA, July 24, vis
Kingston. July 25.—Tlie Cubans here resent (ieneral Shufter's attitude in ignoring (ieneral Gurciu and in refusing to
allow the Cuban troops to enter Santiago
or to consult I'eneral (tarda on term*- oi
the surrender of Santiago. (Jcneral Gnr-
cia's action in withdrawing his troops in
the interior, his letter to tieneral Shafter
and the resignation of his command forwarded to (ieneral Games are approved
and applauded by all classes of natives,
(ieneral (iureia refused to* accept u su-
hordinute place, insisting that he was an
ally, (ieneral Shafter answered saying
that this was a war between the United
States and Spain, irrespective of Cuba's
individual interests, and PresiV*nt McKinley's instructions with reference to the
admission of the surrendered district,
published here yesterday aie interpreted
as a tacit avowal of thc American intention to annex the island und not grunt
This is opposed by the Cubans. Senor
Joaquin Castillo, president of the Sun
Carlos Cuban Club und a brother of tieneral Castillo, urges an official protest to
President McKinley without deluy, saying: "Silence now would indicate our
consent to the American attitude, whieh
is a plain breach of faith that Cubans can
not  possibly tolerate.''
A meeting was held this afternoon ut
the Sin Carlos Club to discuss the matter and it is probable that a protest will
lie drawn up wliich will be submitted.
It is understood that many w-ho wire
present at the meeting favored the
scheme of a protectorate by the United
Suites with eventual annexation after
five or six years, but the protest is on a
matter of principle, the main objection
being tlie continuation in office of Spanish
officials appointed by Madrid on the
ground that Spaniards us u conquered nation should not be vested with authority
over Cubans, the allies and coadjutor*' of
the United states and the representatives
of a fne and inde|iendent people. Sucb
is understood to have been the tenor of
the meeting.
Innn. ni.   Havoc From Hale.
("tv-elton, N. I)., July 22.- About SI,*
000 acres of grain wus destroyed by hail
hist evening in Cuss county. The storm
went over tbrco towns, passing in the
shape of n crescent. Among the principal
losers ai*e: 0. Ditlrymple, 4000 acres;
Fowler brothers, .)2(K) acres; J. K. Green,
13(H) acres; J. 1). Trammel, 32(H) acres,
V. J. Ijanger, 1100 acres; J. Dinner, 1000
There arc fully a dozen farmers who
lost a section and many half sections of
grain wore totally destroyed. It is estimated tbnt 10 per cent, of the farmers are
insured. Some fanners may lose their
fanns in consequence of the storm.
A 980,000  lire at Seattle.
Seattle, July 24.—Fire destroyed thc
factory of the Seattle Soap Company yes-
terdny afternoon, inflicting a loos of $30,-
000. Property beloiuring to the ..Vulcan
Iron Works was damaged to the extent
of JJUitHN).
glad, to see you."
Then he drew him into his office, win *
the lieutenant was introduced to Assi •
ant Secretary Allen, and wus greeted '
Captain Crowninshield, Captain Brudfo I
and Pension Commissioner Evans, w i
happent-d to drop in. He spent half i
hour in conference witli the secretary a 1
then returned to tilie club for rest.
Secretary Long stinted that Hobson <i
not bring the long expected report fit .
Admiral  Sampson and  his brother  ol
cere on  tlie  destruction of the Cerve
The exact purpose of Hobson's vii i
was explained by tlie following oixli,
under which lieu-tenant Hobson h .
come to tlie United States:
"United States Flagaliip   New   Yoi,
first rate, off Santiago de Cuba, July   ,
1808.—Sir:    You will  proceed north   i
the St.  Paul  to New York, thence y i
will  proceed to Washington and  rept .
to the secretary of the navy and acq'uui .
him with the object of your visit, us i .
fbitii in my letter to him of this da ■■
regarding tjhe  work  upon tlie Cristoli
Colon.     Explain to him fully the po
tion and condition of that ship and i
ctiive his instructions regarding it.
"2.   lie as  expeditious  as  possible
bringing tlie matter to a termination,
order that if it is practicable to do ■
this fine ship may be saved to the Unit
States navy.
"3. When the duty is completed y<
will ask for ordera from tlie Hecretai
of Uie navy. Otherwise you will retui
to duty on board this ship. Very respet
fully, W. T. SAMPSON,
"Hear Admiral, U. S. N.,    Commandii
U.  S.  Naval  Force,    North    Atlant
"Naval Constructor R. P. Hobaon, 1
S. N., U. 8. S. New York."
Called on the Prealdrnt.
At 5:3 o'clock Lieutenant Hobsx i
went to the white house to pay his r >
spects to the president. Secretary Lou;
accompanied him. TKe president receiv
ed them in the cabinet room. He gar
Lieutenant Hobson a most cordial greef
in<* and paid him a high tribute for wh
he regarded as one of tho most conspi
nous acts of gallantry in Uie history
naval wurfare.
Three  \ easels May Ue Saved.
While discussing Uie object ol lus vu t
here, Lieutenant Hobson informed Sect
tury Ijong that two of Uie Spanish vi
sels of Cerveru'a squadron, the Rei
Mercedes and the Infiuifu Maria eTrt a
would be saved certainly and he expre *-
ed the utmost confidence Uiat the (Ms >
bal Colon would lie saved also. With e*
spect to Uie Colon, Lieutenant Hob* >n
dilT6rs from the wrecking experts »w
were sent from thc United Jtates to flott
Uie Vessel if possible. They are of tie
opinion that the Colon can not be saved.
They think she is so badly damaged, bodi
by the shots from the tleet and by having
been run on the shore that efforts to save
'her would be time and money wasted.
Lieutenant Hobson is confident, however,
that if tlio proper, appliances are employed that Uie ship can be flouted and restored completely.
He is particularly anxious Uiat every
possible effort lie made with the Colon
as he regards the ship as the finest of
her class Uiat was ever const meted.
that Is not our ubjem in publishing iu
lt is to show how a system run down
by drink aud disease, may be restored.
We cannot do better than quote further
from tbe same:
"For years I was
unable to do ray
work, I could not
sleep nights or rest
days on account of
continuous pains in
my Btoinaob and
baok. 1 was unable
to digest my food.
Headaches and
painful urination
were frequent, and
my heart's action
became increased.
I left my (arm and
retired to city life,
ft)** 1 was a confirmed invalid, and
the doctor said 1 l rttirta to city lift.
would never be well again.
"Soon after I happened to use four
boxes of Dr. Williams' Pink Pills for
Pale People and sinee then I have been
free from all pain, headache and dyspepsia. I eat heartily and have no appetite foi strong drink or tea or coffee,
and feel twenty years youngei.
"My weight has increased 48 pounds.
I oannot say too much for Dr. Williams'Pills and claim thnt they have
cured me. JOHN B. COOK."
Subscribed  and  sworn to before me
this sixteenth  day of Febiaary, 1807.
A. P. Barker, Notary Public.
To people run down in health from
whatever cause—drink or disease—the
above interview will be of interest.
The truth of it is undoubted, as tbe
statement is sworn to, and we reproduce
tbe oath here. For any further facts
concerning Uiis medicine vviite to Dr.
Williams' Medicine Company, Schenectady, N. Y.
The name and address of the subject
of above inteiview is John B. Cook, of
208 South 5th street, Lyon, Iowa.
You cannot afford to drink
colored tea.   5, ,
•' *>
It undermines health, and th?
l.iiiiiiliuinm.i   Glad   to   Yield.
De-trey Reinforced.
Washington, July 22.—Secretary Long
announced yesterday that he had received a disi>utcli from Admiral Dewey announcing Uie arrival of another detachment of'troojis at Manila, constituting the
second expedition from Sun Francisco.
Shortly afterward the navy department
posted the following:
Cavite, July 17, via Hong Kong, July
21.—Situation unchtuigi>d. Second detachment of the army arrived today. All
well on board. Health of the snuadron
cont'inues good.      No sickness whatever,
(Signed.) 1M-7WKY
Hong Kong, July 21.—The tiennan
steamer Wtistun from Cuvite reports thut
the United States transport China with
American reinforcements for Admiral
Dewey arrived at Cavite Saturday hist
and the other transports arrived Sunday.
The Wushin also brought news that no
advance hud been made by the Aimricu-i
forces. They are uwuitiug the coming of
General Merritt, who is expected to
reach Uie place within 10 days. The insurgents still invest Uie town.
The news of the destruction of Admiral
Cervera's tleet was received at Manila
July 17 ami created constenuition among
the Spaniards.
Washington, July 24.—The wur department last night received the following
from General Shafter:
"Santiago  de  Cuba,  July   23.—Headquarters of the Fifth Army Corps, Santiago de Culm, July 23-—Adjutunt (ieneral, Washington, D. C.I   A colonel of engineers of the S|*inisli army has just arrived from ('uantanamo.   He heard from
the French consul there Unit Santiago hud
surrendered And that they hud been in-
eluded.    Not crediting  it,  he  was  sent
here to verify the fact.   They will be glad
to accept the terms of surrender.    They
are short of rations and I shall have to
liegiii fettling them at once.    He tells me
there are 6000 men at that place.    1 am
mitt feeding 11000 well prisoners here and
1300 sick in the hospitals.   1 expect 3000
tomorrow,    1 will send an ollicer tonior-
ow or next day wilh one   of   General
'oral's oflieers to receive the surrender at
iuantunanio and then go to Sugua  and
luracoa to receive    surrender    there.    1
li ink. the number of prisoners    will  bc
ullv up to the estimate—22,000 or 23,-
"Major General Commanding."
En  Ronte  to  the  Prlesldlo.
Portland, Or., July 24—Thc Third bat-
ilion Washington volunteers, consisting
f 425 enlisted men und 17 officers, under
uniu.ind of Colonel J. II. Wholley, ar-
ved here from Vancouver barracks Sat-
rdav and left for San Francisco.
Ir. I»li(    Hate*   ll.--.liir.-il.
Chicago, HI., July 25.—In accordance
with the recent division of the officials
of western roads, freight rates ire today restored to the basis in riled before
the recent disastrous cutting was licguii.
'Hie agreement corns live stock, provision, grain and all other rales, and if
the agreement is adhered to the advance
of ITi pei cent will bc rigidly maintained.
The rcsUM-ation means many hundreds
of thousands of dollars iu increased earnings to the railroads, It is estimated that
since the cutting begun they have lost
about $2,000,000. The restoration is part
of the new combination Rclicme of the
western trunk line committee.
The fulling of a lent is brought about
by Uie formal ion of a Uiin layer of vegetable tissue at the point where the leaf
stem joins the branch of Uie tree. After tho leaf ceases to make starch and
sugar for the tree the tissue begins to
grow, and actually cuts the leaf. Tho
hilling of ripe fruit is dependent upon the
saint process.
Coal is dearer in South Africa than In
any other part of the woi'ldfit is cheapest in China.
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coloring hides defects: ;	
, Schilling's   Best  needs  no
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t'tiliitn Port ol Slpe Cnntnred and
(.iiiilKiiit Jorsg Juan Sunk l>> l'ii|i-
Inln Honker antl the Topeku,
"i\'ii»|i,   l.eyil.-ii  and   Annnnoll*.
Key West, Flu., July 24.—Acting under orders    of     Admiral     Sampson  four
American warships on Thursday uftw-
noon entered the harbor of Sipe on tlie
northeast coast of the province of Santiago de Cuba and after a furious bom-
lianlincnl, took possession of the harbor.
The vessels enj-juged were the Topeka,
Wasp, Annapolis and l.ev,len. In the
course of an hour they silenced the forts,
sank the Spanish gunbout Jorge Juan and
scattered the Spanish riflemen who had
taken part in the eiigagement. Captain
Hunker ordered the ships to go in. The
Wasp and Ley den, being the smallest of
tihe quartet, led the way, followed by
the Anii.i|iolis, while the Topeka, whieh
carried the heaviest buttery, brought up
the rear. The channel is very narrow and
on __) bluff to the right wus thc fort and
signal station. As the Wasp and Leyden
rounded the [Kiints the forts fired a dozen
shots, none of which, however, fell near
ilieni, nnd the Topeka returned the fire
with her three-pounders. Almost immediately the Spaniards deserted thc forts
and the Topeku continued to send shells
into them. A body of riflemen on the
beach returned the tire with a few wild
shots, but they, too, were quickly dispersed by tho Topeku's smaller guns. The
Topeka also discharged two torpedoes. j\t
the same time another small fort to the
left of the Channel lired on the American
ships, but it was silenced as easily as the
I'.-nn««■,!,en I  Heroines Oenernl.
In the meanwhile the Wasp and Ley-
den opened tire on the Jorge Juan, which
lay to the south in front of the town nf
Mnyari. Her position wus about a mile
and a quarter from the beach nnd Imhind
her was a third fort. This fort opened
on the. Wiisj) and Leyden and, as tlu* An-
napolil antl Topeku asms up the Spunish
gunboat joined in thc lighting and a genera 1 battle followed. The Topeka anchored in the middle of the harbor, about
four thousand yards from the Jorge Juan
and the other three American boats drew
up on either side and formed a semi-circle.
'ilie Americans then closed in on the
S'Ninish ship, poring in a destructive fire
und on the forts behind. Tlie Tojicka
sent 4-inch shells crashing into thc Jorge
.I nun at such u rate that she sank within
2 minutes. When the firing became heuvy
thc ofllcers ami crew of the Spuni-mls put
off in a small Wat, made shore under a
heavy lire and escaped into the woods.
Two shots from the Topeka's bow gun
dropped squarely into the Mayuri forts,
the Spanish -iciimtnts disappeared and a
white aflg was mn up. Thus ended a
short but one of tlie most vicious battles
of the war.
Within a year Thomas Sanderson, (1
years old, of Fall River, has fallen from
a second-story window, drank a pint of
kerosene, been run over twice, and escaped without breaking a bone.
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"   Mold by llrnKKlsta.
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Circular sent on request.
Is it Wrongf
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Keep lt Right
Hsora's IleTealed B*medy will dolt Thrtt
| tea** will m»lte you feel twttsr. Ost It trust
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km Btsw-rt * Holms* Drug C«, Suttl*.
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No. 31,  'UN.
A Beautiful Present
In order to further introduce ELASTIC STARCH (Flat Iron Brand),
tbe manufacturers, I. C. Hubinger Bros. Co., of Keokuk, Iowa, have
decided to OIVB AWAY a beautiful present with each package ol
starch sold.   These presents are in tbe form ol
Beautiful Pastel Pictures
Tbey srs 13x19 inches in sire, and are entitled as follows:
Lilacs and
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Lilacs and
These rare pictures, four in  number, by the  renowned pastel artist.
R. LeRoy, ol New York, have been chosen from the very choicest subjects
y ttie  renowned p
from the very chofc
In his studio and are now offered for the first time to the public.
The pictures are accurately reproduced in all the colors used in ths originals, and are pronounced by competent critics, works ol art. <
Pastel pictures are the correct thing for the home, nothing surpassing
thfm in beauty, richness of color and artistic merit.
One of these pictures |" | _^ -*_, _fc 5 _».   €_^_L am, mm _**- _L
:;r;;r;:::^of clastic Starcn
purchased ol your grocer. It is the best laundry starch 00 the market, ana
ib sold for 10 cents a package. Ask your grocer for this starch and get s
beautiful picture.
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of onr bucolio neighbors that no new
potatoes hare as vet been laid on the
editor's desk.   We are open fawn 7
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1 •    ?l'l_t THE NORTHWEST.
fine View of tbo Lako. Up to Date Service.
NOTICE:—"Nettie Fraction" Mineral
Clsim; situate in the Slocan Mining
Division of West Kootenay District.
Where located:— On the Four Mile
Creek hounded on tbe north by the
Tenderfoot, south, by the Read, east,
by the Carnation,
Take notice that I, Evan Bailey Eraser,
Free Miner's  Certificate  No. 5537,  as
Manager for the Vancouver and British
Colnmbian Grand Exploration Co. Limited, Certificate No. 82821Ai intend sixty
days from the date hereof, to apply to the
Mining Recorder for a Certificate of Im
provements, for tbe purpose of obtaining
a-Crown Grant of the above claftn.
And further take  notice that action
Under Section 37, must be commenced
before the issuance of such Certificate of
Dated this 4th dsy of Joly 1898.
E. B. Fkaskb
NOTICE,-"Carbonate Hill" Mineral
Claim,   situate   in tbe Slocan Milling
Division of West Kootenay District.
Where located :—■On the Red Mountain joining the Baby Rntb mineral
claim about four miles from Silverton.
Take notice tbat I, Jos. A.  Gnere of
Rosebery B. C, Free Miner's Certificate
No.926A and A. E. Kennedy of Toronto
Ont., Fiee Miner's Certificate No. 85019,
intend sixty days from the date hereof,
to apply to the Mining Recorder for a
Certificate of Ironrovements. {or the purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant of the
above claim.
And further take notice that action,
Under section 37, must be commenced
before tbe issuance of such Certificate of
Dated this 16! h day of June 1898.
Is the most comfortable and direct
route to all points East. To Pacitic and
thass-Pacific points. To tha rich mining districts of
Tourist Cars pass Revelstoke Daily to
St. Paul. Daily (except Wednesday) to
Eabtkb- Canadian Airfl United States
Points. Magnificent Sleeping and Dining Cars on all trains,
Tickits Issued Tiimouqh Axd Baqoaob
Chkckeh To Destination.
Daily connection (excepting Sunday)
via Rosebery; 8:05 a.m. leaves Silverton
arrives 4:30 p.m.
Ascertain present reduced rates and
full information by addressing nearest
local agent, or
W. 8. CLARK, Agent, Silverton.
Tray. Paas. Agent, Nelson.
Dist. Pass. Agent, Vancouver.
a. m. nntil about that time next morning.
An evident desire to, force Federal
political lines in our local politics is
apparent in tha editorial remarks of
sops-of oar exchanges, which desire is
no doubt fostered by some fesj politicians. The result of this retrogressive
action, if suocessful, wonld be greatly
to the disadvantage of the provinoe*
Local questions would be distorted if
viewed from a party standpoint and
the interests of the Provinoe are liable
fo be sacrificed to Party advantage.
Should Federal party lines be drawn
in the newly elected House, it wonld
undoubtedly force some members from
their present party and the present
relative positions of the Government
and Opposition would be materially
changed. Thia would be an injustice
to the electors and an injustice to the
By all means keep "our Provincial
politics free of Federal issues. Tbere
U nothing to gain and everything to
A rather peculiar state of affairs exists at present in Ontario in regards tb
its Legislature. Over two thirds ot
the seats are not held under protest,
and the trials are to come np around
September 1st During a sitting of
Parliament, no election trial can be
proceeded with and the trials will
doubtless be dragged out until about
the beginnjng of October, SO that in
ordinary circumstances tbe * Session
would not begin until after that date-
But twelve months must not elapse
between any two sittings of Parliament, and therefore the result of tha
trials cannot be awaited. Premier
Hardy has called the House to meet
on August 3rd and the 60 members
will sit under protest Another question that has been raised is the right
of special constables, to vote. This
right has been recognised for twenty
years until now although the law is
"leaerol Wbseler started on tho two
mihjourneytotbe front In an ambulance.
Abut half way to the front be met some
Httts bearing wounded.  The. veteran
rist t hd? protest of tbe surgeons, ini me-
ly ordered bis horse, and, after per-
sonily assisting tbo wounded into the
amulance, mounted and rode oa-ward.
Tinmen burst into irantio cheers, which
fpr the
following is a cmnplete-list of tlie
miting transactions recorded during the
we* for the Slocan Mining Division:
new peNves—locations. •
Jily, 19—Flossie    Fractional,    Cody
cretk, Elisabeth Ann Cameron.   .
i Jujr _0r-Little* Dora, relocation of Little Joe, SftcUntgan, P. Cbisholm.
Htfn*. west fork Oody, W 0 Adams.
jjly 81—Lancaster, *ooth furk Car-
smbiguons on that point.   This point panter. Robt. Porter: U S, beatoiVcrrek,
is to be cleared np in the convening Juhr'* ''"!k-"'1-*
House and aa the seats of several of
the Government supporters depend on
the constables vote being allowed, it
is plain that these will be validated.
This is bringing forth indignant pro-
follwed the General all -long the line
—less despatch.
Int the thick of the fight he went, pallid
and tick and wan,
Bote in an ambulance to the front, •
ghost wisp of a man;
Bo the fighting soul of a fighting
approved in tbe long sgo,
Wat to the front ih that ambulance,
and the body ot fighting Joe.
On from tbe front thev weie coming
back, spiitten of Spanish shells-*;
Wended boys from the Vermont bills
and tbe Alabama dells;
"Ft them into this ambulance; I'll ride
to the front." be said;
Ad he climbed to the saddle, and tode
right on that little old ex-Confed.
Frm end to end of the long blue ranks
. rose up tbe ringing cheers.
Ad many a powder-blackened face waa
furrowed with sudden tsars,
As with flashing eves and  gleaming
sword, and hair and beard of snow,
In) the hell of shot and shell rode little
1 old fighting Joe I' •
9j_ with fever and racked with pain, he
f. could not stay away-,
Fe he beard tbe song of tbe yester-years
iu the deep-mouthed cannon's bay-
Hiheard in the calling song ot the guns
there was work for him .to do.
Were his country's best blood splashed
ani flowed 'round the old Red, White
and Blue.
Peered body and tbo hero heart! This
Union's heart to you
Bets out in love and reverence--and to
each dear boy in blue
Wlo stood and fell 'mid the shot and
shell, and cheered in tbe face of the
loe, >'
As wan and white, to the heart of the
fight, rode little old Fighting Joe!
•James Lindsay Gordon, in New York
tests from the Conservative press, wbo
sccuse the Government of using unconstitutional means of retaining office,
while tbe Grits claim to be following a
precedent set by tbe late Sir John A
NOTICE.—   "Prescott" and  "Prescott
Fraction No. 1.", Mineral   Claims;
situate in the Slocan Mining Division of   West Kootenay District.
Where   located:— On the North side
of Four-Mile creek about one and one
half miles from Slocan Lake.
Take notice that I, Kenneth L. Burnet,
(acting as agent tor the Prescott Mining Company Limited Liability,   F. M.
L, No. 6094A)   Free Miner's Certificate
No. 6897A, intend sixty days from tlie
date hereof, to aoply to the Mining Recorder for Certificates of Improvements
for the    purpose of obtaining Crown
Grants of both tbe above claims.
And further take notice that action,
under .section 37, must be commence-
before tbe issuance of such Certificates
of Improvements. ,
' Dated this -2nd day of July 1898.
Kenneth L. Burnet
NOTICE :— "Lorna Doone" and "Prior"
Mineral Claims -situate in the Slocan
Mining Division of  West Kootenay
District,     Where   located:—On tbe
South side of Four-Mile creek to the
West of the Vancouver Group of Mineral Claims.
Take notice that I, Francis J. O'Reilly
of Siivorton, B. C. as agent for Frank
Culver, Free  Miner's   Certificate No.
11038 A., intend sixty days from the date
hereof, lo apply to tlie Mining Recorder
for Certificates of Improvements, for the
purpose of. obtaining Crown Grants of
both the above claims.
And .further take notice   that action,
under section 8V, mnst be commenced
before tbe issuance pf such CertiiicateB
of Improvements.'
Dated this 21st day of July, 1898.
Frakois J. O'R-i-nv
f***t*sfep ■■ o**%**wo
Mrs.   Matheson,
Mr. Henry Hess, editor of tbe
Critic of London Eng. is doing good
work for the mines andj mining interests of the whole world. Hs is after
s lot of mining sharks and confidence
men, who have been posing ae promoters of certain mining enterprises,
notably certain fake , Klondyke
concerns, It is such fakirs as these
that bring discredit on the mining
business and cause honest upright men
with legitimate mining propositions to
be looked upon with suspicion and
cause men of means to go into almost
anything in preference to a mining
enterprise. The bringing of these
fakirs into notice and exposing their
fradnlent methods of doing business
and compelling these so called mining
promoters to leave or stand trial as
rogues, is a task that Mr. Hess has
undertaken and for which he is entitled to all praise and honor from
mining men the world
July 1J3—Syndicate, east fork Fennel
creek, C II Bribdle
Jnlf _6—Bird Fractional, relocation of
La Poloma, Surprise Bat-in. Norman
McMillan: Princess, betweer- Wilson
and Carpenter, Martin Clair' and John
July 26—Shsddy, sooth fork Carpen-
July 19—Bessie No. 4, Commander,
ryro, Boatswain, Fraction, Black Horse.
, July 30—Waterloo, Black Hawk, Bell
Smith, Arctic, Fountain Fraction,
Mockingbird, Preadnaught.
j July 21—Majestic, Unexpected, It«ah-
tyrd, Sheridan, Phoenix, Keslo.
July 22—Carrie B Fraction, Omega
1 ruction. Coin Fraction.
July 23—Mountain View, Dunderber.,
I algary Boy, England, Ireland, Scotland
I ienwood, New Brunswick.
July 25—Clipper, Santana, Lily, Laur-
I r, Tiptop, Msc B. Philadelphia, Semi-
I lore, Prickly Hornet; Snow Bird.'
July 2fr—Ava Fraction.
July 3Q—Monitor No, 3, >•', J McKier-
i m toC H i/ourson, July 13.
July 23—Iron Mountain. Silver Cop
3.2. Mountain Chief No. -, Sarnia. no-
De of intended sale by Sheriff Aug. 61
satisfy judgement for $188.40 entered
r Thomas Loyd against D A Van Dorn,
Will ol Chas. L Arnold In favor of W.
.Arnold, father, covering all mining
id other Interests.
July 26—Apis, %, Robt. Jones ta E.
Sandilands, Jan. 22, »3W.
The Only Real Mining Paper
Published Or) The t*ip.
msyo$   ©c^-a
f2.oo a Year.
<J.(>*X«*Cse<«^s(«*C»»CsC»C«<*K*K»t«*Cs («<K*(*<iK>»»»(>»»»<>(>»»<»>>»»tl»»»» t
Spring Suit Patterns How qn Harnt
I would respectfully invite gentlemen to an early inspection of ray
selections in Spring and Summer Suitings.
My prices will be found moderate.   I make it a point to keep them aa
low as is consistent with good material, good workmanship and Ihe care
and attention requisto to get up thoroughly satisfactory garments.
Liebscher. The Tailor,
Lake View avenne. Silvers, $!'.!
July 16—Little Dolphin, %, I F Nsuit*
to C F Denver.
July 18-Free Gold Fraction %, Q. T.
Gormerly to James F Reilly.
The army in Cuba is suffering rjany
inconveniences by the absence of -fke
mule, says the Boston Transcript. Al-
throuxh an animal that is without pride
of ancestry or hope of posterity, the
mule is not to be spoken of with disrespect. He is a bard worker, and feed
bim tbe oiicl-t tlirongti with nothing more
nutritious than a wagon tongue, and in
tbe morning he will ning you a song thst
beats all tbe comic songs you ever beard
on the stage. And be bas bis practical
side too. Near Chattanauga in 1863, tu
related by General Horace Porter, the
teamsters in Gesry's division got stared
and left their wagons. The mules headed tor the enemy and Longstreet'a men
thinking it a cavalry pharw. broke and
ran. The quartermaster in his official
report aaid: "I respectfully request that
tbe mulea for their gallnntry in this action may have conferred upon them the
brevet rank of horses."
Q96*£'»£*-/9'e*»»a»6#_«*f» * A
S       I
•i »
Brandon A Barrett.
James Bowes-
I-. Knowles-
B. O
Ladies,   Tako the   best,   (f you are
Troubled with Constipati jo, Sallow Skin
nnd a Tired Fetliflg, take Carl'e Clover
ea, it is pleasant lo take.   Sold bv The
'IIverton Dru^ Store. +
Dreadfully   Nervous. ■
Gents:—I was dreadfully nervous
and for relief took your Karl's Clover
Root' Tea. It quieted ruy nerves and
strengthened my whole^Nervons System, hvas troubled with Constipation,
Kidney and Bowel trouble! Your The
soon cleanoed my system so throughly
that I rapidly regained health and
strength. Mrs. 8, A. Sweat, H;artfort
Conn. Sold by The Silverton Drug' Store
• i.-'v.1 jp ,_.
Bombardment,—To knock a certain
portion of Cuba into the sad sea waves
and to bave that certain portion rise up
next morning and say to tbe Spanisb
Minister of Marine: They never touchedpreek, J Raid,
July 15—Toronto Fraction,
ngus McWIUlfm,
July 16—Texas, Jack creek, J A Foley;
ountain Home Fractional, north fork
-anon, J D Refill.
July 18—Pacific Fractional, Lemon,
as. B Thompson;   Frsncis M., Lemon,
me; Sunset, north fork Lemon, K, B.
July 19—Progress, Slocsn Lske, Blair
Tarter; Reco, north fork Lemon, John
Jury 20-Silver Cliff, Ten Mile. H Lowe
fyrtfe, Ten   Mile, same and Michael
owera;   Ssmsen,   first  north fork of
betnon, RBradshaw;  H. Shafter, Jack
-   -    PROPS.
MINING   MEty. . .
Fire bsarance ud General Agents,
osossaMININS •BOKKRB.moks
^"Sole agent for Silverton Townsite,
J. G. GORDON.   .
SILVERTON,      -      -       -      B. 0
Li A R JJ K It
July lb—Time, Stratfprd, Missing link
Karl's Clover Root Tea is a pleasant JWurillo Frrction, Maggie, Iowa Boy
laxative. Regulates the bowels, purifies Jfoung Bear, Bright Light,
the blood. Clears the complexion. Eaey July 16—Conundrum 1, Conundrum 2,
to make and pleasant to'take. 25cts. Alfa, Hub, Alexander No. 2, Delley, Ax-
Sold by The Bilverton Drug Store,     t    tec No. 2. '
July 18—Snowstorm, St. Paul, Coin-
stock, Emmet, Flagstaff, Great Britain
Real Estate and 1n8i;ka*«(;r.
NAKU8P,    -   -
-    B. V,
mi   j
Dyspepsia  Cured.  Shiloh's VitaH_er Fraction,
mmediately   relieves   Sour   Stomach,    July 19—Eagle Wi
Coming top of Food Distresses, and ia the Britain, Harden,
great kirfnev and liver remedy. Sold by Baltic
The Silverton Drug Store t
e wing,  Bertha,   Great
, Lad, Quinte, Rather,
J.ulv 20-X L C R, „M»ple Leaf, Pot-
Obpine, Union, Free Gold Fraction, Marl.
Be not deceived!   A Cough. Hoarseness or Croup -re not to be trifled with.    j„ir 15-Time tf,H W Kent to Frank
A dose in time of 8hiloh Ourejj/illww Crt!-W. Oakland W,  Thomas RoMe-to
you much troupe, Sold' *f Druif Storop-jiJg^a,^.--^!'^.'/-*-
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rA*M>       O       C
■    A
Parties cutting wood on the px-perty
of the Silverteu Townsite, or removing
same will be prosecuted. Squatters sre
also warued uot to trespass ou said property.
•   by Crocs A Co., Agents.
B. C.
Divine Services will be held in the
Union Church by J. H. Sharpe. Pres-
byterisu   -.issionary,   every  Monday
evening  at   7:30 p.m.      Everybody'
Commencing on Wednesday June 1st. •
Services will be held tsswy alternate
Wednesday evening in the Union Church
Silverton. by tho Rev. C. V. Yates
Episcopalian minister.
Service will bo held in the Silverton,
Church "on Sundjty next *t\ 'A p.t_.
Rev. R. N. Poweft, Preschsr.


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