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 THE ADVA
Vol. II, No. 12.
JflDWAY, BRITISH COLUMBIA, THURSDAY, JANUARY 17, 18S5.
$2,00 per Year.
C ,«
W.T.SHATFORD&CO.
Fairview and Vernon,
General Merchants.
A   MAODONALD,
BARRISTER,
, llAjmitii Avk.vue.
VERNON, Rc-
We always  have on hand a well
selected stock <of the following goods :
Groceries,    Clothing,     Dry Goods,
Gents' Furnishings,
Boots and Shoes,    Hardware, Etc.
ALL AT THE LOWEST CASH PRICES.
SKATES! SKATES!! SKATES!!!
Jusl received; all numbers in stock; Send in your orders at once.
PENTICTON
HOTEL
J. THURBER, Prop.
at
§
Stage Connection with SS. Aberdeen
to Fairview, Osoyoos and all points in
Washington.
All arrangements made for providing
Guides and Outfits for Hunting|Parties.
PRANK McQOWAN,
SOLICITOR, NOTARY PUBLIC, Etc.
Ofliop, found BlOfjk, lliiriiiii-d Avenue,
Vernon, 11. ('.
POOHRANE k BILLINGS,
IIAltKIIiTEllS, BOLIOlTORfl AND
N0TA1IIK8 PUBLIC,
Ofllcv' Ollniore's Block, Ilarimnl Avofpii',
VBBNON,     •     II* 0.
H'. II. r'ociiiiAKK.       -       Kami. BlHWWl
T  Ji. C'KOWELL,
tiuinsos BT.i V-OWON,
CONTRACTOR AND BUILDER
Office and Storo Fitilnus a Specialty,
H.
W, RAYMER,
CONTRACTOR and BUILDER,
KKLOWNA, 11. C.
Plans and Spoolftoatlons prebared ami esll-
miiUjs (iii-iiialinl on nil kinds of oulldlllga,
P H. LATIMER,
VEIINON, n. c,
DOMINION AND PROVINCIAL
X.nn.d Surveyor.
Mem. Anicr. Soc. Irrlg. Kiiks.
JOHN A. CORYELL, A. M„ B. 0, A.
Civil Engineer,
PROVINCIAL   LAND   SURVEYOR
AND DRAUGHTSMAN,
Irrigation Projects, Engineering and Survey Work, with Plaas and Estimates,
in Any Portion of the Province, Immediately Attended to.
Haps and Plans of any Portion of
Osoyoos District.
VERNON,   MIDWAY,   KETTLE   RIVER.
Good Boating and Fishing.   Bow Boats and Sail Yachts for Hire.
LEQUIMB  BROS.  &  CO.
KELOWIVA..
Dry Goods, Groceries, Heady-Made Clothing, Hardware, Ete., Etc.
Orders from thi' Lower Okanagan will receive prompt attention.
Pricks Reasonable
VERNON SAWMILL
SMITH 4 CLEM, Props.
SASHES, DOORS, MOULDINGS;
TURNINGS, Etc.
BRITISH  COLUMBIA'S
"RED STAR."
FOOD   MSI! DEFLECTION.
This W»U Known Brand Makej
More Loaves of Bread to the Sack
than any Other Brand pn the Pacific Coast,
SEE THAT VOU GET THF GENUINE.
Golumb
Miiiiiifacturuii only hy
iar\ Flouring
JMills Co.,
ENDERBY, B. C.
tS.Hs. H.iH.iHiHiHiHf Hi H' Hi H' Si
4 V />V •■> 4.1. 4,1. 4.\ 4*,\ 4'ST'S 4'ST,\ 4*S ft
As.
R. N. TAYLOR, &
1THE JBWISTl
C. D= B. GREEN,
Assoc, Mom, Cnn. Soc, C. E.
PROVINCIAL LAND  SURVEYOR
AND DRAUGHTSMAN.
Surveys of Every Description In the Lower
Country from the Slmllkameeo to Grand
Prairie Immediately Atteadod to.
Payment will be received either In Cash,
Stock, Produce or Labor.
J. (..'. HAAS, B.8., li). 11,
MINING ENGINEER AND ASSAYER,
MIDWAY, B. C.
Samples for Assay From a Distance Will
Receive Prompt Attention.
J.McNICOL
All kinds of Factory work kept in Stock
and made to order.
Coast  cedar_ worked into furnishings
a specialty.
All kinds of lumber, laths and shingles
kept in stock.
Analytical   Chemist   and   Assayer,
G-KO. A. GFTJBSS, St. A,
Honor Graduate In Chemistry aad Mineralogy, Queen's University, Klagstoa.
All Kinds of Assays nnd Analyses Carefully
and Accurately Performed.
APDRBSS
Care of Strathyre Mining Co.,
Fairview, B. C.
Trams-Goal. Silver or Load, oath 81.50; Gold
nud Silver, 82; Nickel, 85: Cuinior, (I .
Cupper, (told nnd Silver, fj3, Oilier prices
on application.
(lly Kmhii.)
Ternoa
A Full Lino of EngliHh, Canadian
nnd American
PATENT MEDICINES,
DRUGS AND CHEMICALS,
iA FANCY AND MEDICINAL SOAPS,
J » PERFUMERY, BRUSHES,
i 4 And all Requisites for tho Toilet and
,! Sick Itoom
t _ _*
n
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a.
Orders by Mall receive careful A ttcn-
tion nud Quick Dispatch.
AOBNTKOK
B. LAURENCE'S
Spectacles and Eyeglasses
ft
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Kit
sit
i Uli£l{£liH.in.iH.iH.iH.iH.iH.zn.iAt
is^l^^siSTSiSi^iri'.nsi'.ns
MIDWAY, B, C.
it.
The Best of Material Always Used.
WRITE FOR PRICES AND DISCOUNTS.
Sawmill on Okanagan Lake, handy to shipment.
Sash ancl Door Factory en C, I', R„ Vernon,
■,    ,i      - . . *■
MIDWAY SAW MILL
Rough and Dressed Lumber
Constantly on hand ut Reasonable Prices,
LEQUIME  A   POWERS, Proprietor*.
C. F. COSTERTON
VKHNON, U. C.
—•A.g-'B-ci.-t Pop-—
The Anglo-Columbian Co., L'td., Wholsale
Importers of Wines and Spirits,
Nloholles k Renouf, Agricultural Machinery.
—-A.g-OM.-fc  Por—
Tlio OKanagan-SpallumcIieen Dists.
FOE
The Royal Insurance,
The London k Lancashire,
The lasurance Co, of North America,
The London k Canadian Fire Ins. Co.
The Sun Life Assurance Co,, of Canada.
The Canadian Permanent Loan k Investment Co.
The Dominion Building & Loan Association.
W. C. POUND,
TAXIDERMIST.
HIIIDS, ANIMALS ANI1 FISH MOUNTED
IN APPROPRIATE STVLKS.
Native Birds and Heads Kept for Sale.
Orders by nuill rowilvo prompt nttcnllon.
Moiitiflug Hciiit* a Spooialty,
VERNON, B.C.
NOTARY PUBLIC.
A. D. WORGAN.
VKHNON, |l. V.
VIEWS OF TIIE DISTRICT FOR SALE.
G. Arthur Rendell,
General Merchant
BOUNDARY FALLS, B.C.
A Kull Slock of
"Stevens County enjoys the privilege of a (audi market for tlm products
of the county, perhaps far better than
Hint of any othor portion nf Ilia
state. The. British Columbia mining
regions afford a never exhaustive
source of mineral wealth pouring its
cash into the inarts of trade in flic
Slate nf Washington to the exclusion
of all the oilier states of the Union,
Stevens County is the first 11 hand,
and its nearness lessens tlie heavy
ft' Ight rates incidental lo long I i.uls.
Our products pre, therefore, fresh,
cheap nnd iii demand, Ilis true thnl
we de not gel llie high prices that, we
deserve, hul Mint is due to Ihe heavy
Canadian tariff duly levied upon our
guods, wares and merchandise, but il is
cash, nevertheless,"
The above, which we clip from the
(.ulville Index, will give our readers in
the Upper Okanagan more food for
reflection. Why is it that the Knnle*
nny, where there is a good rush market for farm produce of all kinds, gets
almost, all its agricultural supplies
either from Eastern Washington or (lie
Canadian Northwest? Everything
that the Kootenay district needs in
this line could lie produced (and for the
matter of Unit) is produced in our own
Province, and more especially so in the
Upper Okanagan and Spnlluuioheeri,
which are the nearest agricultural districts to Kootenay in our territory. It
is surely enough to allow American
enterprise to secure and control the
mineral wealth of the Province without allowing it also to bring in the fond
supply of our must prosperous mining
districts. Several reasons could, of
course, lie assigned why such a state of
affairs exists, hut nevertheless one fact
underlies the whole issue, and that is
that truile goes to those who have the
enterprise to push for it. Tlm mineral
deposits nf the southern portion uf tlm
Province nre falling almost exclusively
into the bands of our neighbors across
tlie linn because they have the enterprise to take up prospects and dovelnp
them into mines. The agricultural
supplies nf south*- st Kooteney are
coming in from the .Males because tlm
people of North-east Washington are
better acquainted with the resources of
our mining districts than our own people and recognize llmir Importance and
are pushing torn trade which they
know must forever be on the increase.
The average up-country farmer, fruitgrower, or other producer, will reply
to ibis that the freight rate* on the
S, & 0. and 0, P. B. to Hevelstoke are
such that the railway would take the
cream i IT the profits of any trade thai
be oi any other up-country person
might attempt to create between (he
Okanagan and Kootenay. This is true
in one sense and in one sense only. It
is true that small individual shipments
of produce from (e. g,) Vernon to any
point in Kootenay might not return
large profits, perhaps very little, if any
at, all, hul large co-operation shipment*
would certainly do so. It would pay
tlie lending producers up north to combine and send a man to Kootenay to
work up i 'rude.
Then, again, there is another matter
which appears to have been quietly
allowed tn drop by the upper country
—the through Okanagan-Kootonay
wagon road. The Kootenay papers
objected to the building of this road as
an utterly un necessary expense. This
was from a KoLiteimy point of view.
From a Kootenay point of view they
were right in their assertions, as
Kootenay can, aud, as we all know,
duns, obtain il* supplies elsewhere.
From a 1 road provincial point uf view,
however, llie constitution of 'bis
through connecting link would not lie
by any means money thrown awny, in
it would be the means of giving Okanagan people an alternative route to
Kootenay, and to a great extent place
llieni Independent of the railway route
via Revelabika, The up-country
rancher should never" lot up" agitating for this wagon road until it is completed,
We have not referred to the Bound*
nry creek mining market or those uf
following particulars about the company will prove of interest tu our milling readers:
Next tn lbe working* of the Anaconda company, only two are uf equal
importance in tlm production nf Untie
mines. Tiie principal properties owned
hy this syndicate are the Porrott and
Moscow, with the entire producl of Ibe
Virginias; all of which goes to lbe
Parrot! Smelter, There
aboul .Viii
qa. a. cargill , co.
ARMSTRONG, B, C.
GENERAL  MERCHANTS.
Pealersjn Groceries, Dry Goods, Boots and Shoes, Hardware,
Clothing, and Supplies of all kinds.   A specialty
■ :  made of Home Cured
HAMS. AND,BACONS.
Write for prices.
ALAffGE LIST OF  FARMS. FOR SALE.
' »- P-  04fcJ****:*J&*- * pO-.        c        j        AKMSfBOltO.
SLOANE-PAINE-BICHMOND CO.
Tliu l.i'iiilintf
WHOLESALE & RETAIL
GROCERS
Of the Northwest,
SjioIkcitolo.   ■*W*«.**llx.
SOLE AGENTS FOB
Lipton's Celebrated Ceylon Teas.
Anheuser-Busch Budweiser Beer.
"Diamond" Creamery Butter.
Write  Ul For Prices on  Anything lo
Enl or Drink.
SLOANE-PAINE-BICHMOND CO..    ,
otO-jril   a SPOKANE, WASH.
W. DALRYMPLE,
Ceneval    Blaohsialslili.
PAIRVIEW, B. C.
pity GOODS.
GUO0KIUH.S,
MINERS' SUPPUJIS.
ALL  AT   THE   L0WE8T   PRICES.
R. D. Kerr.
men employed hy ihis company, This
number is divided by 880at thesuielter
and 210at the mines. Besides the pro
dual of the above mines tbe company
works all the custom ores it can purchase, thereby keeping many oilier
mines In constant operation die year
around, The monthly product of this
ore is about 1,500,(1011 pounds of pure
copper. 100,000 ounces of silver and a
small percentage of gold. When lbe
company have moved their works to
G.ijloril, they will have increased lbe
capacity of the smeller so that Ibey
will be able to handle about twice as
much ore and keep as many more men
working and increase their production,
,). E. (iiiylord, a mining inan of vast
experience and business ability, is tho
general manager, The smelter is in
charge of II, A, Keller. Tlie Parrott
is a steady dividend payer and a successful corporation, Tbeir removal to
(laylo tl and the Increasing uf thecapa.
city of the mill will enable many now
mines 11 start up under lease, and the
PaiTott company will lie iu shape to
pmvhasi their products.
 ► | 4	
CORRESPONDENCE,
Dear Herb Editor—II vas so long
since I vns Write you nml as der Chris,
inns vns also now coinilt it vas take to
mein iniuill , that I vill write you von
small letter and vill discuss mil yon
some of ibis i ings you vns prindt in dot
paper of ynius. At vou lime in mein
life I vas ein iniiiot', sn d.-il I van know
sometings in dal directore, Veil den,
ven you vos try and introduce tbo
Hnydo process of getting goldt it vas
most mil nnil dut I say to meinself,
"Aeh, llerr Editor, ynu vns muko
some nf der tricks of your trade and
vos try to get der goldt In some easy
vny. Dal is all very well, but ven you
vas toldt us at Christmas dot dos
Velscb Rabbit vas to lie gut so selieap
as nolings, den ve vns say dot llerr
Editor vas out ton much of der turkey
dat he iiinke der picture of and vas
make der night inaru in der paper."
Veil, veil, if you vas nol tell der people
der good vnys I'm- der mines I vns next
time expose you and you vas lose der
Interests of der country mooch mure so
den vat: ynu vas now, Veil I vas show
mein friends der story of llerr llinckey
Blinkey, doy vos toldt mn dot it vos
von tunderin lie, nml dot der editor
could not spring sooch gulf on dem.
Ilis vns givt inn grieve, fur I vns knuw
ein man vat know auodcy man vat vas
named Jawkins who vns see der whole
tings. It vas, as you see, dat on (hit
same mornings llerr Jnwkins vos gone
up der same iiiadl, but vas soiuvat
later dan llerr Hinkey, nnd veil he vns
Inan dtaiii big rumble, he vas look up
der mountain and vas see der slide mit.
llerr Blinkey and der bear couiedt
right down upon him and vas sn liur-
ulyzed doi. lm vns not gol von limb to
move, fear und vusciiiutinn held! him
as dough rooted to der ground!, but
ven he vas sen llerr Hinkey played dee
comet und vas see him ronstcdt in der
tree like ein bald-headed eagle, and van
make del' spi'Ing-pole of der tree mil
vicb lie vus kill de bear, den llerr Jaw.
kins vijs forgot himself, and vus luff so
vide mil his mouth dat ho vas not
'mark de slide till It vas gone, ven ho
laid!, as dough Ills spinal column van
ni-iill inilei', ieiiilu ami del- Sl'hlll viih
schase vim each odder up and down.
" Veil, veil," iie vus say lu biuiselves,
" Here Jawkins dal vus der biggest
and dor coldesl lea cream you vas even
swallow," and ven be vas see J [err
Hinkey coindt midt i\or bare feet, he
vas say, "Arh! poor Hinkey, be vil
din from der rulill, Jawkins, mein
pqy, you vos joost run to der saloon
ami vas see dot der vas tometlngn
the soul h Okanagan, but will do so in., '"inn redlv fur dm man Hinkey, and
J, Kerr.
KERR UROS.,
BUTCHERS;
MIDWAY and BOUNDARY FALLS
Meat delivered fit Hock Crook iind nil the
Minimi Cniiuis.
future Usui. ' . toj (graphical n u
suns they are not similar to that ol
Kootenay, Tbe besii part of tho trade
of tin's lamps Is held by ranchers in
iheir near vicinity, though a great deal
of produce comes from across the border, but ft gojid trade could be worked
up hy llie people up mirth in ineeling
certain renhirements. and which we
will try to make clear in another
article. Generally speaking the time
has conic for llie up-country rancher
to push for Irii'le wliieli be could bundle
ran  vas got vi
V illl'sclf.    .Seoul
cream,"
in si'hiniill siliiiiips for
uiv   mil,   der   lc«
SriiM-.niKii,
ap
Kinds of Repairing,   Horseshoeing
Specialty,
F, B. JACQUES,
Watchqj, Clocks, and Jewelry.
Spectacles and
Silverware.
REPAIRING A SPECIALTY.
VERNON, E, C,
quite as easily us those wlio are gi
it.   There is1' no need In send
money across the line t bun is a isoliilely
necessary.
MINKS OF lill.
> I 4	
I'AltltdlT COMPANY.
As the Parrott Company, of Butte,
have lately secured large inlerests in
the Summit nnd Greenwood damps the | put (-lw.il nil,
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TIIE   WllliES   MIJST GO.
Co plain 1. W. Ilu'ib, agent "f ilm
ColvilleIndji ii M'l'vuliuu, hns directed Ibal, nil white residents uf lbe rcser*
vatlon shall remove Hiorefrom forth*
wilh, and it is said Hint Ihe order,
which was made under instructioim
from lbe Secrciuy of ibe Interior, will
P8 quickly be enforced if uol complied
wilh al niii-i*. Tlie white settlerson
Ibe reserve whn have lived there fur
years, uml have accumulated some
wealth iu the shape nf slock. Improvements on lands, elc, are considerably
agitated, and some of them threaten to
contest the right of ihe authorities to THE ADVANCE.
.ITFAIITJ: NORMS
Piioi'iiUviijns,
Published  weekly  at  Midway,  B. C.
Subscription Prico, $2.00 per annum, payable
,n nil vanco, either yearly or half-yearly ul the
bptlon of tho subscriber.
Advertising Hot.-s...rjf on application.
Though n ilnifiiu of Tun AnvAXCB are
always open fur Ua- discussion of matters of
public Interest nan importance, wo 'lo not ncc-
ri:-arili emlorso any of Ihe opinionsoxtirossod,
i torrespondoaco of a personal nature will f,ot lie
■„ilblia!iial.   '
THURSDAY, JANUARY 17,1805,
That the Provincial Gqvejnment is
again obliged to place a large loan on
Ihe London market can scarcely he
considered a very creditable slate of
affairs by even l)ie most ardent sup*
barters of lbe present administration,
Thin, the Province would be obliged In
borrow more money was a foregone
conclusion, but thnl so large a sum as
$2,000,000would have to be added to
the existing Provincial debt, in order
io curry ou the government of the Province is certainly mil calculated in inspire the taxpayers with feelings of
joy, As for | he general npllpy of
" borrowing money to open up, the
resources of the, equntry," ll is unquestionably a gooi) one. Hut lias the
nun,!') siifuilii,rrniied been used solely
for ihal mwpqse? It is lo be imped
that if Ihe bill brought In becomes law
and this may be safely considered a
certainty- that the money borrowed
will be used iii really opening up tlm
country in a legitimate manner by the
milking of new roads in our mining
regions and not in assisting such manifest ileuls us the construction of the
Nakusp & Slocan railway, and In such
utterly unproductive puhlic works as
the new Parliament buildings.
TlIK letter signed R. A. O., calling
attention to the necessity of commencing work nn the bridge at. Ingrain's
tviihnut further delay, is it timely nuii-
ii,|.iiicnt.ion. If this work is going to
\i,: iini](!i'ti(keu at. all it should he begun
now, when the conditions are favorable, and it, can be built nt u less ex
pense than nny time later on. There
is no need for us to enlarge on the
necessity of (his bridge, That is what
js well known to everybody. The
inonoy has been appropriated and
jiolliing stands in the way of its being
built. Apy further delay in this mat
ter cannot well be excused,
with bad results to the miners, -ff),ertj
is certainly a prospect of an advance in
copper; but, vyill the nrjpe remain i*ri
any length of timi:'- js the question.
The smelter trusl recently organized jn
Denver is being rebelled against by the
producers, nnd at. Park City, Utah,
there js general consternation, and the
uppers ami mining men are up in arms
against the proposition, As near us
we can surmise tlie situation, there is
"a nigger in tlie woodpile" somewhere
and snap judgment is to be sprung
from sijnm source. The copper syndicate recently formed iq f.'jijcugo, und
now in the West, and pussibly in Butte
to-day, has some object in yjew that
means a boom in tlie copper market
and a general advance in Butte's milling interests, They are after the manager of the Anaconda fur a satisfactory
compromise. The result will he
watched with Interest,—Mining and
Marki-I Reporter.
PAIRVIEW NOTES.
(From our own correspondent.)   ■
KAllivinw. Jan. III.— The  iiiiil  is nt.
present closed down pending llie arrival of I'i'esb shoes and dies which have
been shipped from Ban Francisco,
The Inti'i'i' are expected to arrive any
day, when n steady run will he made
till ilm cxpiriilinii nf ihu Morning Sin-
In jhis issuji will be seen a letter
fn'.m "Junius junior" similar in style
to one published In, this paper when
Hinted at Fairview, culling attention
to tlie matter of blank vouchers having
lieen signed by men doing work on the
Provincial roads. Junius Junior
Should, if be knows of any crooked
Woi-k having lieen done, make his
charges openly und publicly, sn that
1 he matter can be sifted out, As fur as
wu are concerned we can give no explanation whatever of Ihe matter, as
we )|i, not. iiii'lcrstiinil the nature of
the charges made.
I  „,4	
CORRESPONDENCE.
THE Rimini.: at INGHAM'S,
l'o llie Editor of Tim Ahvance:
Sin,- j have not beard anything
lately ab'oul the bridge ilCVflgs the lijyer
nl Ingrain's, At present we manage,
with considerable inconvenience, to get
freight across, hut bye and bye. when
high wulcr comes, we shall have the
name trouble as last year, after the old
In idge went uut, 1 understand thnl, a
iiew survey has been made, the now
In-idge, to tie considerably higher. Al
,lie'time tlie survey was made it was
understood that the bridge would be
built as soon as the river froze over.
Why then the delay ? If the ice breaks
up it, will cost i'lmsiilcralily pipre tu
build IIkiii ui prusent! I hope, the
aujiibritiea will Wusle no more time on
WflSjiniporiaiit inatler. If the bridge is
tint Imllt before high iynj-.er the result
will be that we will jio, (■(impelled" to
sliil get tbe hulk of on'r. freight from
I be other side, to the (leti'iiiie.jit of British Columbia, Your.-, truly, R.A.O.
Bouiidury Falls, Jan, 11,18115,
Blank Vouohehs,
To Iho Editor of The Anv.ixen;
Sin-Of Ibe fact thai wept Kettle
river are a patient and long-suffering
people ((rare, can be nn dou,ut, sliil nl
liuies'lhei'e iirei|i'.estiiiiis whicli, as one
might say, slick iu the crop iinlll satisfactorily answered. Amongst these,
one nf Importance to this lower country
I- inands, we think, a heller explniiii-
lMn tHlta we cnn get from unauthentic
sources, rind that is the small (?) matter
of blank vouchers lieing signed by
(hose employed nn the Kellle river
wagon mad. Lung ago, Mr. Editor, |
ynu asked (or explanations iiiiil yet we
see them nol, There are 11111111* pimple |
in'lt.e country who will be greatly I
obliged to, you if you will unravel the
mystery.   yours truly,
Junius Junior,
Keltic River, B.C., lj|ll- January, 1885.
I enclose my'mime, mil necessarily
foi1 publication, but as a guarantee of
good faith. '
 -vl-V-	
A PROSPECTIVE BOOM IN COPPER,
. ,, ,      ;, 1  I ' IIA'
Some my pj.^htsopinion that the cop,
conliiine, 'now in progress, will
inve a tendency to advance the price
of tills inelal, while others' 'hesitate to
favor the formula, from the fact that
It uiny result in a trust, whereby the
jUielljiug interests are the instigators.
li
The lust, sixty Inns pul through the
mill realized better than any ore previously crushed, and the ledge is wide
nine nut.
Mr. O. Slieebiin went up to Vernon
liy Thursdays built'.
.Mr. (lillinf'lc who was here for the
pasl, few weeks settling up the estate
nf tlm late Mi', Jnbn .Moffat bus returned tn bis home in Fl-udrictqp N. B.
Mr. L. W. Sbntford leaves for the
coast, next Wednesday oii'liusiiiess. Q.
— >M   :'l  .1
Mr,   E.   1'.  Siiydain   ri'liiriied   to
Boundary to-day accompanied by Mr
Mclntyre, of Butte, liiuiliiiiii.
Mr. II. P. Palmerston re.ly.rned from
Marcus on Sunday, and repqrli; having
to leave freight at Morriseyk tlrand
Prairie, the roads being in such a condition that teams could not pull t\
sleigh over them.
The first of a series of bi-monthly
dances will take place in Pahnerston's
Hall on Saturday next. Dancing will
commence punctually at eight o'clock
and will he continued not later than
half-past, eleven. Good music will lie
in attendance and evnrj'thing done by
the committee in charge to insure a
pleasant time. The object for which
the dances nre Instituted is the spending of an agreeable hour by those who
enjoy tripping the light (or heavy) fantastic, all of whom are cordially invited
to attend, By Ibis and other means
the dull monotony nf the winter
months may be broken,
Good steady winter weather, with a
moderate amount nf snow and no very
Bevere frosts characterized Hie winter
iqi to a few days ago, when with little
warning and without tlie usual ebinopk
wind a general thaw set in, accompanied by rain, which caused Hie snow
In disappear from tlie hills us if liy
magic, leaving them almost bare, and
lilling the watercourses to overflowing. As a consequence sleighing
throughout the ('ouiitry is bad. This
mild snell is lermed by Hm old timer
Ihe usual .January thaw, and may be
looked, npiin e;-; quite niitimu] occurring
in 11 country possessing sq fnyqrahle a
climate as B. C. Many, however,
would prefer tlie winter without thu
thaw, and are praying for frost and
snow, wliieli bring a promise of jingling sleigh hells.
In lasl, week's issue the fact was
chronicled that a wholesale slaughtering of cattle bud taken place on the
Terotee creek range, about five miles
below Midway, on lbe Colville reserve,
fuur animals having been killed in one
Might by parties then unknown. During tlyi oast week, however, the
constables, )iy assiduous search,
seem to have located, Hip guilty parties,
as it is reported that (111 tji'turduy last
two men were arrested for the er|me-
by Constables P. O'Brien and Dennis
Peon, Whether these are the guilty
Bllrtles and the crime will he brought
liojiie to them remains to lie seen, but
one thing is certain, and that is the
time juts arrived when cattle stealing
on bothfijiles of the line should be a
thing of I he. past, and the only way lo
effect a chiingj' is to severely punish
pin-ties fi,uml guilty, sn Hull others
shall receive a salutary lesson that
shall deter thein from lining likewise.
THE
HAS (IEEN A
G^EAT SUCCESS
In Africa, Australia, America, am)
also in Canada, including the Pre.
vince f)f British Columbia.
It Will Not Co§t Vou more than $* per ton to
extract from 90 to 98 per cent of the
assay value of your ores. Send samples
to us and ive will report thereon free of
cost, provided freight Is prepaid. Call
and see us or write to
Jke Ga§§el Qold
Extracting Go,, Lid.,
W. PELLEW HARVEY, F.C.S.,
Supt. Experimental Works,
win VAMCOUVEfl, B. C.
FOR SALE
OKANAGAN MISSION, B. C.
This ip H, splendidly finished house inside
and out, ftlmoit now, with good stable nnd out
buildings, la centrally located in iho valley
and nuniniiijds p good trade It stands otj its
own grouildi of two and a liulf acres in extfiul,
and is a g^qd Investment.
AI.SQ A FIRST-CLASS
BLACKSMITH SHQP
WITH
COMPLETE OUTFIT OF TOOLS,
Thin building Is two storeys high and stands
on Its own ground of half an acre in extent, and
is in a commanding business position.
gold uoramissiONEK's r^uijtu.
Osoyoos Division of Yaje fljg-
trict.
All placer clnjpis and lease holds in this district legally helij may be laid ovpt from t|ip 1st
of November, 18^1, to the 1st of Juap i^i.'
0. A. It. LAMfiLV;
Osoyoos, B. 0„ Gold Commissioner.
27th October, l$flt.
CANADIAN PACIFIC
RAILWAY,
Th@    "World's    Highway
frogi Atlantic to Pacific
gJEAMER ABERDEEN
LEAVES PENTICTON
TUESDAYS, TH.yR,SpAYS and  SATURDAYS
at 8 a.m., Connecting at
OKANAliAN   LANDING
With Trains for the East and West
Tliroua-li Flnt-Clau Sleeping Can
Dully Botwoon Vancouver and Montreal and St. Paul,
Thl-ouKll Ticket! on Sale to Kiislcrn
and Puclflc Conn! points.
Rates Lower Than Any Other Line
—+—
For Rates, Time. &c, Apply to
H. S. SCADDING,
AdENT, Penticton
OR TO
Foil Tehms Ari'LY to
D, NICHOLSON,
Okajiagan Mission.
BOUNDARY FALLS HOTEL.
Centrally Loeated In the Bouncif.fV Creek
Mining Camps.    " '
BEST OF LIQUORS ANTI CIGARS.
CHARGES MODERATE.
Mining Men Personally Colidiuilcd to Any or
the Camps, or Homes Furnished.
THOMAS. J. HARDY, PROP.
TAX  NOTICE.
Rock Creek Division of Yale
District,'
NOTICK is hereby gjvofl that} as^ofjftd $md
Provincial revenue luxes for 18it5(arc now
due and payable at- my offico, Osoyoos, flt the
following roles:—
If paid on or before the 30th Juno—
One-half of one per cent on the assessed value
of real estate:
One-third of one per cent on tho
value of personal property;
Oncdialf of one per cent on the income of
' overy person of fifteen hundred dollars
and over;
Two per cent on tho assessed value of Wild
Mod,
If paid on pi1 after Iho 1st July—
Two-third-; of one per cent on tho assessed
value of real estate;
One-half nf ono nop eont on the assessed value
of personal propurly;
Three-quarters of duo per oonton the Income
of every person of fifteen hundred dollars
and over;
Two and one-half per cent nu, the assessed
value of Wild Land.'
All person* whose taxes aro in, arrears up to
the ,'Usl December, IKS, are requested to nay
the same forthwith, or costs will be incurrod at
an early date,
0. A. E, LAMBLY,
Assessor and Collector for the
Hock Creek Division of Yalo District,
qovemmoiit OtHoo,
Osoyoos, At!) January, 1893, td
Ml. BROWN,
Dist.. Ejiss. Agent,
Vancouver, B.
SPOKANE FALLS
and
NORTHERN RAILWAY
Nelson & Fort Sheppard Railway
ALL RAIL  TO NELSON, B.  C.
Only through line to Nelson,
Kaslo, Kootenay Lake
and Slocan Points.
Through Trains Semi-Weekly.
Daily, except Sunday, between Spokane and Marcus.
7:00 a.m. Lf... .SPOKANE Ar. 5:30 p.m.
On WedneedaM nnd Saturdays trains will
run through to Nclsan, arriving ul 5:10 p.m.,
mukiris dl*« uoiuieitUui with the steamer Nelson (or Kiitlp'tillil lill luku '.(Oiiils, arriving at
Kaslo at W Km. sainti'illlys. Returning, passengers will ii"ii'i' Ink" l"'^ fflft Nelson on
Tuesday! and "^ldaya, hrrlVIng ftt Spokane
same day.
Passengers for Keltic llivi'i' ail*1 MWJOT
Creek connect ut Mwinis tilth sliigcafl Mondays, Tuesdays, Thumuaya nud Fridays.
auglilf "   '
T. ELLIOT,
General Merchant,
FAIRVIgW, B. C,
Keeps the Largest, and Besj Assorted Stock of
Groceries, Dry Goods, Boots &. Shoes, &e,
any place south of Vernon, a|id sells on terms to s^jt tlie times,
Oheapes| Place to buy for Cash in the Okaungaii Comitfy.
FULL WEIGHT AND  MEASURE ASSURED.
NOTICE.
CANN & CQ,
BOOKSELLERS, STAMPS
And Healers In
MUSICAL  INSTRUMENTS,
SEWING  MACHINES,
WALLPAPER,
TOBA.C;QOS, Etc, Eto.
Needles for 411 Wakes of Sewing
Machines, ftept in Stock.
Mail orders from the Lower Country
will receive prompt attention.
CANN & CO.,
QAMPBELL BROS>
Importers and Manufacturers
of All Kinds of
ds»6m VERNON, B, C.
BANKMONTREAL
CAPITAL (ill paid up) $12,000,000.
REST :"   6,ooo,oJo.
 +	
SIR DONALD A. SMITH, Pros.    HON. UKO. E. DHUMMOND, Vtee-JPres
E. S. t'LOUSTON, Geneuai. MANAGBB
SA.-VINGS bkabtcb:,
KATK OF INTEREST AT PRESENT 31 PER CENT'.
BULLION AND GOLD DUST HANDLED.
Brunches in London, Eiir., New York and Oh(cftgo, and in all the principal cltiea
inllnnada,  BuyaiidSell Sterling Bxoliaogea.pd Cable Transfers. Grant
commercial and travelling creuils.iivailiililu in any part of I he ivoi-ld.
Drafts Issued.        Collections Made to all Points.
 X	
BRANCI1IS8 IN IIIUTl.all COLCMUl.t I
VANCOUVER     -     -     NEW WESTMINSTER.
VICTORIA    ....        NELSON
Vernon Branch : G. A. HENDERSON : Manager.
WULFFSOHN & BEWICKE, Ltd.,
BANKERS
Financial, Real Estate, Insurance and
General Agents.
Dock Hods?, Billiter Street, Lpnpon, England,
VANCOUVER, B. C. and VERNON,
B. C.
JOHANN WULFFSOHN, Managing Director,
Vernon Branch, G, A. Hankey, Manager,
NICHOLLES & RENOUF, L'td
Vietovla,  3.  O.
A6BICULTUBAL MACHINERY.
SOLE AGENTS FOR
Brantford 1 Binders % and § Mowers
THE IIKST IN THE MARKET.
A Full Line of Waggons, Trucks, Ploughs, Harrows &c, be.
WAREHOUSE AT VERNON,
O, X1. Costerton, AgpexL-t.
FAIRVIEW HOTEL
JOHN MOFFAT, PROP.
H. C. COOPER
MANUFACTURER OF
Pl'llfiUANT to the "Trustees{ind Kxecutora
Aul." notlOO i*^ litTuby glvuu'thiiL nil wodi-
tors mid ophpr portoiw having any cklmn
aKniiiHi, tho ogtiito <»f -T *■> In a Moiliu, o( Fair.vlow.
lirithli C'llmiiliiii. wlnxtlod \m Ihi' llrnt rlnv or
Novellibflfi 1-HtH, and of wltoBfl i.ntnto proimtc
wu*, :;ninii,ii on Die 17lh dny m Dccoiiifjcr, to
Qoorgo <l, Hlii'i'lian, of Kalrvinw', iifurnwilil, aro
horoby roquli'Od to hcikI in \}w juirtiuularH of
their (duliiiH or denuuidt*, duly vrrlllcd, lo (ho
uiuloratgiiod on oi- boforo iiu' iKdi duy of Pebrii*
ury, iwi;i, after which dftto the. exooulor will
prOOOOU    tO    lli-ill'MllllC    tljO    Hint'IrHif   lilTCjtM'll
aiimrii^i tin1 iiiulicH ontitli'd thereto, hiivlng
roforpnoo only to ihu debU, claims and (i«-
iiiiiiiiIh of wliii'h hu Khali t lien linve had not lee,
and (or tlio ruaoU or any imrt thoroof ho acltnlu*
lutured ordiKliihnteil and he will nol boHahlu lo
any nerrioii of whose dehl, elaliii or demand In*
'■hall im! thru have hud nollee ; and all perKotiH
Indebted to tho ostate of the doeeitrtod are re-
(Miiivii fortliwith to pay the amount <>f their
dobts rospeotlvoly i*> tli« excoutor,
QBOUQK J, BKHBHANi
BXROLITOn,
Kalrvicw, It. 0,
December, 18th, ^805.
MINERAL ApT, 1801.
Certificate of Improvements.
EXCELLENT BOARD
GOOD STABLING
Horses and Buggies for Hire.
Armstrong Sash and Door Factory,
ALL l£INr>,B OP
DOORS, SASHES, MOULDINGS,
HOUSE  FURNISHINGS, ETC., ETe.^
Manufactured on the Premises and Kept in Stock.
Write for Prices to
N. McLEOD,
ARMSTRONG, B. C,
GRAND PRAIRIE
HOTBl
GItANIl l'ltAIIIllO, KETTLE 11IVKR.
(illli'l l-l'i'll o
Liquors and Cigars
.   .   ,   Good Stabling.
PRIORS RKApONABLB,
mclaren bros., proprietors.
BUOKSMITfl   SHOP  IN   CONNECTION
Stfifleti Leave every Moyday and Wodncaday
for Marcn^ Wash.
NOTICE.
The Empire Mineral Claim,
Situated In Camp Fairview, in the Osoyoos
'    Mining Division of Yale Distriot. Tt
TAKE NOTICE that I, Francis It. Kline,
Free Miners certificate 52,455, intend.by
my agent, Tlmumr Elliot, of Camp Fairview,
sixty days from the date hereof, to apply to the
Gold Commission ov for a certilleate of improvements for the purpose of obtaining a Crown Travellers.
Grant of Ihe above claim. l
Apd further (ABC notice; that adverse claims
iNDERBY HOTEL
H. W. WRIGHT, Phop.
:-.;   ENDERBY, B. C.   :-:
Livery in Connection.
First-class accommodation for Commercial
VERNON, B. 0,
must bo sent tq tho Gold (,'oinminsioiier uml
action commenced before tlie Issuance of guch
cortlflcatoof itifprovoments,
Dated this IfttvUuy of Januarj-, im.
^tinting and Fishing, In abundance through
thii'Stetridt.
Pack Horses and Giitlos furnished to Sporty
inon on shortest notice.5'
ARMSTRONQ   HOTEL
H. KBYES, Prop.
Good Acconjnjodatlon,
Bent Liquors nnd Cigars.
l''ir.st-< 'hiss Stuliliiij*.
ARMSTRONG, B. C.
IU CHEEK HOTEL
**l:
MOUTH OK ROCK CREEK,.
Pittendrlel'',   VXsa:
Kl'fSl'-Cl.ASil   ACCOMMODAT10K   TOIf, GUESTS.
GOOD STARLING
larExrellcnt FUlilnit on K^jtlo Iliver.j
The Cozy Shaving Parlor
VERNON, B. C.
The Gilmore Block,
Opposite (he Post Office.
ra-Liullcs' and Clilldrcii'B halr-cuttihg nnd
ahttnipooini* a Bpenialty,   -
K. GOQJIMUIIPHY, Pwp.
Gilberts Resort.
OKAtfAaAN LANIHNG.
mm, FISHING, BOATING.
'ii'iiow/niin.Y COMKOIiTAI",*-i
-First-class-
LIQUORS and CIGARS.
GRAND FORKS
HOTEL
KETTLE  KIYEIt, B,, C,
Stages to Marcus, Wii§h.„ und;
Midway, H. C.
Every Attention Given, to Guests.,
J. it'. WISEMAN, Prop,
fa^ton's ^usic 5toj,e;
-OLD   POST   OFFIOE-
409 Hastings Street^ Vancouver^
Pianos and Orgais-Easy Terms,
Sheet, Music, he. Special attention given t<j.
' Hall Ordoi's.
I J
) J. W. l^EED,
WATCHMAKER and JEWELLER
IfclDWAY, B. C.
fine Watcit Repairing- a Specialty.
4*11 Work Warranted.     hMii
LOCAL AND DISTRICT.
Cnttje have all been rounded up in
iGrnnd Prairie.
The weather has again turned cold
.-with prospects uf a heavy snow/all.
Recent prospecting on the KJkhorn
tins disclosed the vein lo lie 20 inches
,iii width,
JJr. Kline is taking out a (Certificate
,of improvements for the Empire claiui,
■Fairview.
Mr, W. S. Jones, lately customs offl-
,cer on the Columbia, js now stationed
.at. Russia nd.
The Sheep creek wagon road is now
.ones, mid ore can be hauled from the
TrajP .mines without let or hindrance.
JJ.r. Hans, M. E„ Midway, lws coin,
pleted an exhaustive report on tlin
Paris and Lincoln claims, White's
.ciiinp.
".SIonewAll Jackson" has located a
fraction between the Paris and Alum
<-lii|ims, White's ciinip. It is called thi
Lucky Buy.
Tbe dispute between Mr. Tliiiumf antl
I lip (email's o( the Gold Bug, lh« fraction Jii'l.ween the Klkliui-n and D. A.,
has not yet lieen settled..
Mr. White bus commenced assess-
llient work on the Hagle JliiiL This
claim was located last spring and runs
parallel to the JacJc of Spades on the
north-east,
Mr. II. Morgan, who lately was trapping thirty-five miles up Boundary
*ri'ek, and who wcent.ly brought down
200 marl in skins, is ,*gaiu trapping in
the same ivgion,
Another 320 acres has been preempted near Midway by Mr. James
.Grant. This is located south of East's
ranch aud west of Jackson's.
Mr. G. A. Itendell has taken up a
pre-emption on Boundary creek on the
lOpposjdesidetoMr.MoCarren's. Messrs.
Winters and LaPlante have also taken
•ip the section adjoining to the north.
Mr. T. Humphrey is now rapidly recovering. It, lakes a good ileal to kill
it, man who can break a few ribs and
then ride eighteen miles to a dance,
dance nil night, and then ride, home as
if nothing had happened.
The Jack of Spades claim, White's
camp, of which Mr. Clement Vacher
has secured control, takes in 700 feet, of
the Lexington lend. The ore is iron
and copper carrying gold. There is a
first-class tunnel site on this claim
Mr. W. Hainiltoii-Merrltt, who was
recently In charge of the Stiathyre
Company's property at Fairview, is
now giving a course of lectures at the
School of Mining, Kingston, Ont„ on
the discovery and winning of ores and
also on practical milling methods.
The tests by the Cyanide process on
the ores of the Lincoln and City of
Paris, made by Jfr. Pellew Harvey
demonstrate that 90 per cent, of the
gold and silver cap he extracted at a
cost of $3.50 per tan. The estimated
cost of a 201 on plant ready for operation is $12,000,
On Monday night a raffle took place
at the Boundary Falls hotel for Mr.
McCarreu's horse Roney, a fifteen dollar suit and a five dollar hat. Mr. R.
Patterson, who is working on the Skylark, won the whole outfit. Mr, Patterson is (o tie congratulated on securing the best known and most knowing
Jinrse on Boundary creek—and won
that will suit him hat that,
Mr. Monaghan, who, ou going east
about a month ago, was called to the
bedside of a sick son, passed through
There are six mendoingdevelopment
work up jn the Summit cajnp fo? the
Parrott people.
A few cattle were lately s),ot in
Gr^nd Prairie, as they were suffering
from "higjaw."
Mr. D. A. Holbroojt has invented a
rawhide sleigh in whjch he can travel
over the trails in any weather.
Mr. Lefevre left Midway on Tuesday
for Fairview, on foot, to close the deal
of his interest in the Morning Shir.
Messrs. Bartholomew ai/d Myers
have finished their charcoal burning
and have commenced to sin)t on the
Master Mason,
Mr, Paul Meyer is fencing in a portion of his pre-emplion between Dead-
wood and the Copper cajiip. Mr. A.
Wallace is also getting put rails to
fence in his ranch near Prior creek.
Mr. Vacher, of the Sl, Lawrence, is
nn tenderfoot at mining, He attended
a college of mining four years in
France, and has been milling and prospecting out west for tlin past ten years.
Thu O. P. II. agent,/it Penticton informs us that it would lie advisable lo
send small sample shipments of ore
from thai, point to Vancouver in boxes,
not sacks, as the sacks gel, torn In transit,
Mr. Powers is gelling out (100,10) feel,
of logs fur the Midway saw mill, and Is
Inking them from the following places:
Jackson's, Conkle's, B, Ingram's,
Bliu'k's, J. McCollum's, and Stuart k
Norris'.
Mr. M. K. Ingram had a close call
from drowning while crossing the Kettle river near Tonasket's on horseback
last week. The ice broke and he had
the greatest difficulty in saving both
himself and horse.     ..
Mr. J, Sutherland has sold his ranch
on the bench about one mile from
Boundary Falls to Mr. Castleman, of
Ohilliwhack—father-in-law of Mr. R.
D. Kerr—who will bring in his family
iu the spring, There are over seventy
acres of good land on this place,
Mr. Coryell, C. E., was lately in Victoria, and a write-up of a conversation
with him on the Lower Okanagnn nnd
Boundary Greek camps appeared in the
Colonist. As is usual with coast reporters, somp of the fuels are a little
mixed. Tho coast reporter has as little
knowledge of Provincial geography as
the law allows him to have,
Mr. Vaolier is making a number of
tests of ore from the St. Lawrence. It
is his intention to thoroughly prospect,
the claim and to do a great deal of
development before asking any French
syndicate to take it up. French capital, according to Mr. Vacher, seeks a
straight business proposition, returning a legitimate revenue, and does not,
hanker after wildcat speculations.
Mr. A. Jackson, who formerly resided
on Boundary flat, returned last week
from the Nicola country, where he has
been in the employ of the Douglas
lake cattle company. He will put in
the winter on his brother's ranch, near
Midway, Mr. Jackson reported that
so far the winter had been exceptionally mild iu the Nicola country, and
that the cattle were doing very well.
Half a mile north-east, of the Skylark lies the Crescent mineral claim,
which is one of the best, if not the very
best prospect in that vicinity. It has
a very rich vein of silver and gold-
bearing ore, hut litttle work hns been
done on it, owing to dispute as to ownership, it having been staked off by
two different prospecting parties on
the same day. It is to be hoped that
this matter will be settled before long,
as it is a geeat pity for such a good
claim to be lying idle and unproductive,
Home of the hoys up the creek the
otjier day, having nothing else to do,
attached a tin can with a long piece of
wire to Tom McDonald's white mule's
tail.   The noble animal ran down the
ROMANCE OF A BULLET.
If, IU.UI. the *..,itfiil linn at Uu, •!*(•
of Paris.
This advertisement was printed la one
Of the newspapers recently:
"Lost-Oii Friday evenlnc;, in IBd st..
near 7th nve., n lady's gold watch ami
chain, with n bullet set in silver, a small
glass cross nnii a medal; the finder will lie
rewarded at Priest's drugstore, 23d st. and
7th ave.
There is nothing remarkable nboutthe
watch, chain, cross or medal, but the bul,
let has n romance which the luser of th.-
trinkets tiiiit to a Sun reporter. It begins
away hack in the time of the Franco-
Prussian war. At that time tlie person
in question was studying art in Paris. In
her own words the romance of the bullet
is as follows;
"When the siege of Paris began, I, like
a number of other American women,
offered my services as a nurse. There
were enough of us, I am proud to say.
to niiiintiiin a hospital of our own. About
the Inst ot Ootobor or the first of November, -I years ago, our ambulance drove up
one day lo the lent over which I bad
charge, nml they llfteda handsome young
Zouave out ol it. Ho had been shut in tin*
calf of die leg, Thosurgeotis immediately
laid him upon the operating cot nml began
probing for tlio bullet, I was bathing hi*
head nnd trying to relieve his pain When
they Dually cut the bullet oul. I took it,
washed il, nnd. as is customary, handed it
to the wounded man. Willi a cheerful
smile hi* snid;
" 'Won't you keep It, mademoiselle! Af
soon as I get well I can go out and gel
another.'
"1 thanked him, and promised that I
would keep it nnil wear It. I had a silver
band placed around it, with three 111 He
silver chains, so i iuu l could wear it on no
watcii chain."—New York Sun,
AFTER DIVES HAS DINED,
A Thrifty FrenrlimiiiiHii Collects Knntigh
to Furnish Her iloiirdlllg'Hotise Table,
All Illustration of keen French thrift,
beside wliieli ynnkee methods resemble almost oriental extravagance, is the catering
done hy a little French boarding-house
keeper, says llie New York Evening Sun.
She supplies small rooms and Iwo meals u
day tu lodgers of modest means, who boast
of her table, It is, indeed, quite royally
spread, and literally from the kitchen of
millionaires, A year ngu it occurred to
her, ns "he went to market in the early
morning, that the garbage cans sent out
from the ai-enwaysof Hue houses betrayed
a lamentable wastage of good food. She
was visited by n great idea am] ncled upon
it by having interviews with the conks of
several uptown mansions, T|,e result was
that for a small consideration these cooks
consented to permit her the privilege of
making what, selections site wished from
tho plates and dishes returned to tlie kitchen from the mistress' table, afte- the
cook luui miide certain reservations. Here
waaa wealth of material beyond the dreams
of any lioiiriliug-lioui.c goiirninnd. The
little French woman rarely noes to the
regular market, but once a day makes her
rounds to the kitchens. She carries a basket lined with zinc und divided into compartments, ami a fork. Her selections
from the plates and dishes are made witli
the utmost discretion, and in lier own
kitchen every scrap is turned to tlie most
templing and wonderful account. Her
expenses have been greatly reduced, and
her boarders look forward to her meais
with great anticipation,
NATURAL HISTORY TALKS.
A Queer Utile Anlin.il With Very Quatt
Little Kye,,
There is a queer lit tie animal called the
chameleon who lias so many odd things
about him that it would take n long story
to tell them all. First there ure his eyes.
They:.re very large and round and stick
out like big beads from the side of his
head. And lie Iuu the ability tu turn them
in all suits of different ways, spas to see
all about ]iim. He tun turn ope up und
the other down, or one forward and the
other bask, and so seo the smallest insect
iu any direction, It cannot escape those
wonderful eves when the chameleon is
looking about for a dinner,
The skin of the chameleon is loose and
he can swell it out intu queer shapes, and
he has some peculiar property nf this skin
whereby he <■■■ -hauge it from one color
to another, ( ..rally becoming the color
of the tree or ground upon which he li
walking. Then hii feet nre of such peculiar shape that, he can easily hold on to the
branches of tlie trees upon which he Is
walking. And In this business of climbing and walking trees lie is much assisted
by his tail, which is long and prehensile
like a monkey's, enabling him in hold on
while climbing from branch to branch,
Tin, chameleon has also a queer tongue, i
It Is nearly as long aa his body, thin and
sticky. Whenever he perceives a goisj
lly or bllg hu darts out this long,
funny tongue and captures his dinner
without turning from the spot where he
itantis,
This strange little animal lives in Africa. I
Fur many years little was known about
him, hut on account of his odd traits and
queer habits very curious stories were told
about him in the olden times. Aud the lit
tie fellow himself'was regarded with an
absurd awe, just because nobody understood him.
ON MOUNT SINAI
LIFEANDCUSTOMSOFTHECHRISTIAN
COLONY THERE LOCATED.
Midway on Sunday on his way to road ftt the rate of two miles a minute,
Camp McKinney, and and reported the: and th(, cnd of the wi|,e C)UIKht ,„ t)u,
gradual recovery of his son-who is A c|evis ot MP| Qoy's plough, which was
Student in the Naval Academy, Annap-1 lyillg ollt •„ the wad| Thi9 is the lm
plis, Maryland-to health. Mr. Mona- j 6(lll why the roa(i up the creek looks m
Inm was being taken through from •• A snow p'ough llas 1)een ,.„„ ovel, -^
Marcus to McKinney by Mr, Covert, of ■ ttnd mamttts uiso for ,i,e siul| p|ajnli|f
Grand Prairie. j 8mjie 01) Mi*. Roy's countenance.  The
Six mpn are now at work for Mr.: mule is recovering, but tlie plough is u
Poss on the Gold Rod. Mr, Robert- plough no more.
son, the foreman, reports the main. A correspondent to this paper from
working shaft to lie now down forty- Vernon writes I "Thank God we have
five feet, It will be continued to a at last found a way out Ihe diphtheria
depth pf 110 feet, and thp necessary troub|j, Clause 171a of tie Municipal
timbers, have been got ready, The |,lw periniu of special levies lo envoi
phaft is being sunk perpendicularly, Uie expenses of the Board of Health,
pnd  tl)e vein, It is expected, will 1* So there will be a little kicking and a
Worry.
Worry Is killing. It is bad management,
that kills people. Nature will lei no man
overwork himself unless he plays her false,
unless he takes stimulants at irregular
times, smokes much or takes opium. It-
he is regular and ubeys the laws uf health
and walks in the way of physiological
righteousness, nature will neverullow him
or any person to work too hard. I have
never yet seen a case of breaking down
from overwork alone, but I admit, thai, it
is necessary above all things to cultivate
tranquility of mind.
Try to exercise your wills in regard to
this—for wiil counts for something in
securing tranquility—to accept, things as
they are and not to bother about yesterday,
which is gone forever; not to bother about.
to-morrow, which is not ours; but to take
the present day and make tho best of it.
Those women who wil! continually peer
into what lies beyond never have any present life at all-they are always grizzling
over the past or prying into the future,
and this blessed to-day, which is all that.
we are sure of, they never have.—Sir
Andrew Clark.
struck before the total depth is reached.
The vein, which has an enormous
Surface showing of seventy-five feel iu
wjdth, has lately been opened up 800
feet tl' .llie uorlh-west, It carries ore
running high in both gold and copper.
The shaft on the Lust. Chance is now
down 27 feet and the vein looks
Jietter than ever, fhe road which
now connects the throqgh wagon
pad with the Skylark having
been continued out as far as the
Ijijst Chance, could at comparatively
small expense he carried on fora couple
pf miles further west to cpnnecl with
thp pew sieigh road which runs up to
fhe mouth qf Prior creek, close to the
Providence, faster Mason and claims
adjacent. If this were done there
would be another through route across
Boundary mountain, which would pass
by the Defiance, Last Chance, Orescent
(inil Skylark, all of which promise to
he the scene of active raining opera-
fjpps in the near future.
few mora cents to pay and people may
wake up to the necessity of establishing a hospital sonii'wliei'u," Vernon
paid pretty dear tliriipgh not having u
hospital during lbe. diphtheria scare
and is liable to have In pay dear again
unless the citizens wpke up to tlie fuel
that a hospital is an urgent, necessity.
The Cnmp McKinney staiupinill com*
menced running qn the 2(lt|i day of last
April. It has never beep shut down
except for two or three days, when the
frame of the building was being put
around it. We doubt if such a run has
ever before beep made ip B. C, and
htere is littio pfospect of the inijl closing down for some years to come, as
there is pay ore in sight. The Cariboo
company have already circulated a
great deal of money in the district,
(they have employed 30 men as a steady
average) and the camp is to he congratulated on, having men like them in
it who are not afraid of working a
gqqd. property when they own it,
Tlie Queen's llntl, in Mi,il»i*„.car,
Since the great African Island has lately
caused a greul. ileal of talk it will not lie
uninteresting to give some account nf the
strange ceremony practised nt the Malagasy national festival every year, as related by nearly all the travelers who have
visited the laud of the Hovas. The "Kiiu-
ilronna," or royal bath, was first instituted by King Hiitainho, and is held annually,
by royal proclamation, from the 2nd of
November to the luihof January. During
this time no business is allowed to proceed, Tiie people of the kingdom meet the
Queen in the Silver Palace on tlie first day
of the festival, and a red cock is then
brought by tliehenil prieBtor sacrifleer of
the Court, Its neck is wrung, and its
blood, being caught in a banana leaf, is
carried to the Sovereign, whn touches with
It her forehead, neck, stomach, armpit,
finger nails and toe nails, The rest of the
assembly follow the example.
Next the people assemble again for the
royal bath in tlie great palace. This the
Queen takes in one of the sacred corners
of the hull, in a.silver bath, lieing screened
from view by "lanibag," held by her attendants,
Amid the firing of cannon and the Joyous shouts of her humble subjects, Her
Majesty then passes along the lialcony.and
from a horn in her hand sprinkles the
crowd with the water she has just ben)
using for her ablutions, exclaiming at the
same time, "Maslna, alio!" (1 am purified).
This sprinkling is said to typify an abundance of rain during the coming year.
To he absent from the ceremony would
lie to incur the royal displeasure, so that
the French Plenipotentiary Minister him-
self, M. lo My re do Vllers, who is now on
his way to Madagascar, hud to submit
himself, in 18811, to tills strange ordeal.
Every wife, also, must be with her husband at the time, or it Is considered that
she is as good as divorced, Tiie new year
Is then supposed to have begun, and for
several weeks there Is a great deal of
Visiting and feasting.—Tit-Hits.
Impr*,i,lr>> sights to lie Seen in the Bugged K-lla-HMi. Cominnnity-The 1'recloui
Mhrsry  l„ charge of the Chief u.mk-
-H„» tl,,. Mniiii. Spend Their Lives.
The present condition of the convent on
Mount Sinai |g thus described by a recent
writer in tin* Guardian;  "It in tn unpres*
sive thing thus to come upon a Christina
colon v iiiul a Christian eburch in the rocky
heart of the Slnaitlo peninsula; a colony
which i nn truce ils ancestry to the earliest
days of liai.iniine Christianity, a church I
whicli liei,'*s witness to the faith of Justin* ',
Ian and Theodora, of Cosmos and Daniian,
of Catherine of Alexandria, and Catherine !
of Russia,  Tlm convent Itself la a mass of
buildings, heavily fartressed; there were
days when il had In defend itself against
Moslem persecutipn aud Iledouin maraia ;
ders.
"The monks within, some twenty or
thirty in luunlier, are uncouth and unkempt to the last degree. Hardly a sign
of the effects of the religious life can lie
seen in their faces, many of them repulsive enough. Hut no visitor can fall to remember willi grntituihi their kindly and
Unaffected welcome. Their feelings toward the Knglish church are most friendly, and if nn English priest, is mining the
travelers he Is taken within the screen and
allowed to kneel before the altar, and to
take purl in llie celebration of tlie liturgy.
The church Is a line basilica, richly but
tastefully ileeoi-e'ed and well cared for.
Its chief artistic treasure is the superb
mosaic work iu the apse, of the seventh or
eighth century, representing the transfiguration, to which tlie church is dedlca.
led. As a rule there are three services
dully, announced wiih chiming ol belli
Slid beating of the gong, at four and six
a.m., nud two in the afternoon (vespers),
The cucluirist. Is celebrated generally
twice a week, and on saints' day.
"Beyond attending the services, the
monks do not seem to have much to do.
Study, of course, they never dream of.
There is a great deal of baking of broad
and brewing of date wine always going
on, as well as some lazy whitewashing;
there are tlie olives and vinesin liiegardea
to be louked after; but for the must part
the Inmates live a life of serene and vacant
idleness. Of the chief officers tho prior
seems to he a nonentity, the mosa prominent person being the steward, who undertakes the services and the internal economy of the house, Next in importance,
conies the secretary, a young man in
deacon's orders, with some pretensions to
education, possessed of a good-natured
heart and a minimum of bad French.
"The precious library is under h is charge,
though he knows nothing at nil about it.
and handles the MSS. in a way that is
harrowing to one's feelings. Hut things
are better now than they were mice. The
books are boused in three rooms with
glazed windows; they are lalielled, num.
bcred,anil most of them catalogued. Their
contents have not yet been completely
explored; tail the latest researches warrant the belief that the principal I reasnres
have been exhausted, and that another
Codex Siiiiiilicus Is uot likely to be dis.
covered in a waste-paper basket."
O.   MuDUFF,
General Blacksmith,
MIDWAY, B.C.
A!! Kinds of Work Executed to the Satis
faction of Customers.
MARTIN BROS,
LEiOlNO noise ron
Hardware, Stove, Tinware, Paints, Oils
and Glass.
Vernon,, 33. C.
Vernon Private College,
VERNON, B.;C.
F. Adrien Meyer, Principal,
SBND FOR PHOHJ'KCTIJS.
"Little" Japan,
Possibly it is becnuse Japan is a pet of
the American public that she in so frequently spoken of ;is ''little Japan."
Amonjf tlie nations of tbe earth Japan is
not specially little either in area or population. The area of Japan, 147,1155 square
miles, is larger by 1*7,000 square miles than
that of the United Kingdom. Further- j
more, there are 41,000,000 people whuare i
subjects lo the Mikado, against HS.OOO.OOO I
in the United Kinpdom, taking latest
census reports in both cases, Japan's
population is larger than Italy's by fully
10,000,000, while her area is .'17,000 miles
greater. No one Rpeaks of Italy as "little
Italy," although Bhe ia not so populous as
Japan. Japan lias nearly ten times thu
area and almost twenty times the population of Denmark. Japan is not a "littio"
country save as compared with such unwieldy masses as thu Chinese Empire or
such a giant as the United States. That
; she is big enough to hold her own and
j more she has evinced in Uul" to the
flninwnieul of her great antagonist.--
Boston Tr. script.
ClirlitlliM enroll.
The ftfrt Christm-M carol, as Milton and
Jerem;- Taylor have said, wassmiK by the
angelsrm (he plains of Bethlehem, This
pustoni in- prevailed in montChristian
poiintrlo* and is perpetualed in England
and on thocolitlnout. ('alahrianmiNsireN
still Inn'* iheir mountains (luring the last
(lays preceding Christmas fur Naples or
Ron\e, Biiluting with their wild m-unlcthe
uhriiiesol I lie Virgin Mother, to cheer bet
until the birth hour of the infant Jesus,
now near at, hand. The first Christmas
carnls were hyinnslnhnnorof tho nativity,
They afterward assumed a more secular
character, many of thein being songs uf
revelry accomiMinying the festivities of the
season,
Tlio Wnr fccaro.
Jimson, meetlngTit son the other morning on the 'bus, coining to the city, after
passing tho usual courtesies, comes out
with tlie following;
"Apropos of the war scare, I have arrived at the conclusion, after grave consideration, that if a colored waiter should drop
a platter containing a roast turkey, the
act would be productive of a grand com
plication of evils; namely, the downfall of
Turkey, the overthrow of Greece, the
breaking-up of China, awl the humiliation
of Africa!" ^ .*,
Coutraitit
I. Lady fon pavement, to her husband)—
Look at the splendid carriage Councillor
A— and his lady are driving about in.
1 only wish we were as lucky!
Privy Councillors Wife (to her spouse)—
I am getting quite ashamed of this old
conch. liook how the people stand still
and look at us with contempt. If you
don't wish to drive mo to despair, you
must buy a new turn-out.
II. Wood-Chopper-Herc I've to chop
fire-wood for that rich property-owner,
while he sits doing nothing the live-long
day. I'd pive anything to change places
with him for one week.
Pruperty-owner—I am the unhapplest
man in the world, or \ am much mistaken
It doesn't look as if I should ever get well
again. The doctor says I ought to work,
To be sure, If I had a strong constitution
like that wood-cutter outside there, I
would chop wood from morning till night,
and l.-ti as happy as the day is long,
III. Hrielless Harrister-Wheu 1 see His
Excellency overwhelmed with honors and
distinctions on the occasion of his jubilee,
I feel as If I could burst, How miserable
to pass through life unnoticed and uncared
fori
Prime Minster-I would glady forfeit
ill these distinctions If for one short year
I might be young once more like that
young lawyer, for instance, who is carrying on an animated conversation with
his fair companion at the other end of the
table.
IV. Young Man—There goes Lieut.
K— with his wife, ths loveliest and most
amiable creature j over set eyes on. Aye,
these lieutenants always have the pick.
Ah! poor me!
Lieutenant N—r-(lo his wife)-lt will
iwrlmps he heat for us to part, You have
made me v, ritched enough. I'd rather
have weddeii ihe pu-nrost and plainest girl
in creation than put up with such a vixen
V you are!   lImno,ristischfi Walter,
A lilt nf I'Hthofl *i ClirlHlnu.tlilo.
There is a littloglr^ofslxwhohasproved
herself one of the ministering children not
in name only. A few weeks ago the baby
of the family died Tho children a-, well
as the mother bad looked forward to hanging up the ImuySt slocking at Christmas
with a great deal of pleasure. Hut tho
loss of the baby brought such anguish tn
the inothor that she decided to have no
Christina," celebration o| any kind. Last
Sunday evening as thu family sat in partial darkness, vevounting their loss with
all its sad circiunstaucBS, a tender little
Toice pte?vi (1 thewloom;
"Mamma,, Isn't their any Christmas in
^eaven?'1,
"Yes, darling," answered tho weeping ino^riwr. "It is always Christmas
there."
"The* why don't ynu keep it here?"
persisted the little girl. "Jus' make
b'lieve. baby isn't dead, an hang up her
little Stalin', mamma, an le's all have
Christiyas jus' -ibe same an be happy, like
ibe is."1
The child's wisdom prevailed against tho
unreasoning sorrow of the pother, and
the little lines are happy and hysy filling
the stocking of the baby whe, will keep
tyhristmas lu heaven.
Vast Arninnii'tiU of ISm-up-a, t
Thirteen million bayonets prop up tbe
czar's throne, That Is tho full strength of
the Russian army on a war footing. Germany conies next, but after a long interval, with 3,700,000 soldiers; Italy has 8,165,-
000 and Franco 3,850,000, exoluditig 3.10,000
auxiliaries Austria's fine army, which in
quality is reckoned scarcely second to Kaiser Wllholm's, contains a maximum of
1,794,17-5 men, England at home and In
her colon los can mobilise a force of 663,-
000, The littio martial republic of Switzerland can summon 488,000 sold if rs to her
banners in an emergency, and oven novor-
ty-cursed Spain boasts of 400,000. Austria,
of all the powers, has the most burdensome
military establishment. Her nuuual expenditure on her army aro $1355,000,000,
while Russia's, with an army seven times
as largo, are only f 18(1,000.(100, and Germany's ?ii:i,ono,wb. In proportion to sj»
England's army Is, perhaps the most
costly. Her 6*32,000 men require $89,000,-
000 annually for their support, or only
£18,000,000 less than the amount which
provides France with an enormous host ot
more titan four times England's numbers.
—Hosion Journal.
Alexander Muir,
ACCOUNTANT AND GENERAL AGENT
VERNON, B. C,
P. 0. Box, SI, Barnard Ave,
Hookd Posted, Audited and Squared Up.
Proper attention given to Hiniiller tlrnm.
Fire, Ufeiuul Accident Iinturiincotittecleit,
PR0VINCIALBUILDING&L0AN ASSOC.
(Incorporated)
Of Toronto, Ont.
Is open to loan Money for thu piirpore of build*
Ing in and around Vernon, No delay where
security Ih good.     Apply to
ALEXANDER  MUIR,
SE0.-TREA8. AND AOENT,
W. HENDERSON'S
STAGE   LINE
BETWEEN
MIDWAY AND GRAND PRAIRIE
CARRYINO
Mail, Freight, Express & Passengers,
Connects With E, D. Morrison's Stage
to Marcus,
LoavesGraud Prairio Hotel Wednesday and
Saturday | leavcB Midway Thursday and Sun*
day,
Loaves Marcus Mondays and Fridays far
Grand Prairie, and Grand Prairio Wednesdays
and Saturdays (or .Midway, d<;U'-;)nii)
FOR SALE
TN TIIM BEST -LOCALITY ON TIIK VER
{   NON Townsilo, a few acre and half-aero
lots, oithor for building or gardening,
Apply at this ofilcc or to
F. ADRIAN MEYER,
Vernon. B.C
FOR SALE
I CO Acres of Land. All Meadow.
BETWEEN Slxlynnd Seventy Acrra Cleared
uinl I'nii I. Six miles fnnn Camp Mo.
Kinney, One MUofrom waggon road,
Apply ADVANCE OFFICE,
"Hhv,' Another I'r*»y*,r„r Two!"
A (tniid story nf poor Villlers', llie w»r
ciirrespiinilen , whose death in the war in
the East is reported this woek, wiw udd
mc liy Captain Charlei Rcnde, It. N,, a
nephew of the novolist of tout name. Captain Reatle hii|ineneil to Ire in n certain
town in England one erenlng and found
tlmt Villlers' was to lecture there on hiR
experiences as n war eomepondent. The
lecture wns under tlie auspices of tho
Young Men's Christian Association, The
proceedings wore opened with [irnyer nnil
then Villlers' liegan his address. When
lie hail got half way through ho said,
"Ivulies uml gentlemen, tho numt interesting portion ot the evening's entertainment
hue now arrived—an interval nf live minutes. I iuu giiing nut fora minute ar two.
While I um away ynu enjoy yourselves
have another prayer or two!"
A )l ll Wltk • lying Head.
A Texas tnililnry company wure out tn
the rnngn recently, practicing at rlfln-
sliiintiiig Tiie lieutenant lu command
suddenly liecnme exasperated at the poor
snooting, nnd, soiling a gun fnnn one of
Ihe private*, cried angrily, "I'll show you
fellows how to slinol!" Takings long aim,
und n Strang aim, nml an aim altogether,
he missed, Cuolj turning tu tiie prlvnl«
who owned the gun, he said, "Thai's the
way ynu shoot? He again loaded the
weapon and misled, Turning u. Urn second mail iu the ranks he remarked,
"That's I he wuy yuii shoot." in this war
hociinirivta a, misn nlwut fifty or sixty
times Illustrating to each soldier his personal Incapacity, and dually he accidentally hit the target, "And thnt," he ejaculated, handing the gun back to the prl.
vate, "Is the way I shoot."
K,ii,.. ll lien Icebergs Are Near.
The captain of an ocean stenincr in most
cases liii'la out when his vessel Is approach.
Ing uu iia berg from the men down in tho
cugine-rnaiii. That sounds queer, hut it is.
a fact, nevertheless. UappeQrsthat whoa
a steamship enters water considerably
colder than thai through which it has lieen,
going ils propeller runs faster. Such
water iisiiiilly surrounds the vicinity of
bergs fur many miles. Whon the propeller's act inn. therefore. Is accelerated without the steam power lieing Increased word
is pasadd up lu tho officer on the bridge
thnl is-r^s uiny lie expected and a close
Imkiiu'i Iur them Isi-suihlisfewl. -Washing,
ton hi ii . . „_.,
Notice io Contractors
SEALED TENDERS
ENDORSED, "Tender, Gov't Building*
Midway, ll.C." will he received by tho,
undersigned up to i- o'clock noon on the \a\ day
of Fehniary, 180ft, for the creeliuuoJAt
Recorder's Office and a Lookup
at Midway* B.C.
Kni'li lender um4 bo atvomittnled hy an SO-
copted bank ohoquo for 1200.00, tnado payable
to ihe limi. chief Commissioner of Lands nnd
Works, such cheque will be returned tdun-
RUCC*0SSf til competitor!, hut will lie forfeited hy
any bidder who may decline io oxooute a eon-
true I If called Upon to do mi, In the event of a
contract being lot, Ihe cheque will he returned
nlien the contractor furiilnhliiK approved BOOUtN
Ity, amounting luSl,-J"0, fur the due odniploUonj
nfthe work.
Platll and Rpoolfloatlonj wn he whmi and form
of tender olit it I nud at Ihu following plncCr.;
(loVOTUUjOnl Olll ee, (Moyotm, Ouvenun-niit
Ulliee, ROfllt, Creek; Advance" Olllee, Midway; rosidoBco of Mr. y. u. Almond, J. p.»
Kettle Kiver; and at the olllee of the under-
lignod<
The lowest or any tender not tNtf-wiT-lly
accepted*.
LKONAMt NORMS,
Awl. OoipjnlHiOMf IJindH and Works
Vornon. II. 0.,
r^vembor 15th, 18W.
County Court Uolice.
SITTINGS nf tho County Coagt ot Vs> wM
be holden as follows:
At Osoyoos on Walmwdscj, Uth April, IHU:
At Midway on Saturdsy, ,3th April, UDS,
at I he hour of eleven o'clock In the forenoon.
Ry Command
C A. R. LAMBLY,
R.C,<0,
GovmiMiEit Omca, Osovoos,
J3rdA|'rtl UN, HIKING  IN B. C
Bovlval of the Mining Industry All Over
the Province In 1804.
■Victoria Colonist.)
Tlin revival of the gnld mining industry uml the successful beginning ol the
silver mining industry are now amply
demonstrated liy the results of the
ycnr jutt (dosed,
It has been the privilege of the Colonist for the past six or seven years to
draw attention to lino possibilities of
jii'ollfulily mining the placers of Curi-
iion on un extensive scale, mid also to
urge the prospecting of the many
promising districts to the Bast and
North of tlm famous gold-producing
streams having their centre ut Barker-
ville. During the past year it has been
..■dioiyn Unit Ihu curly miner* of these
jix-eekji only took from their depths
what ■{iild wus eusly secured, for il wns
not possible tn Introduce machinery or
pay for labor at the then prices to
work ground which iii-ilnj- Is regarded
ns rich. .Mining nn the. (Juusnello, on
ihe Horsefly, nnd the prospecting on
streams In the neighborhood of Bat-
kervlllc nnd elsewhere have furnished
evidence of the great wealth yet to be
taken from those plat-as, nnd un impetus hits Injun given In gold milling Ilinl
bids fair li; pi n'li;;v grand results, Hut
it is not, ii| i'h) Cariboo along Unit I lie
seiii'cli for gold bus recommenced. In
almi'iit. every ijthar district in the I'm-
-.'liny there hoi lieen more or less activity in this direction. Companies have
leased ground and river-bed along the
Praser from the fumed Hill's Bar, below Yale, to the northern bend of the
river, and then enuth again to Its head-
Witters, for hydraulic and dredging
purposes. A wealthy syndicate of
Eastern Americans have united and
constructed a dredging apparatus at ti
cost of over ,$11X1,(0), which is now
placed nt Lytton and it Isexpected will
successfully raise the gold from the
river bottom, This is u branch of mining flint bus been seldom attempted In
^fis province, and never before successfully,
The Big Bend placers, north of Rpv*
elstoge, have also received attention,
and several drifting efforts have returned guild profits. In East Yule nnd
in the two Kootenays ti fair amount "i
K/ild has been recured from the pincers,
A), Leach riviT and out of several
streams flowing into the Albernl canal
mi Vancouver islnml, small amounts
nf gold havo been taken. The Increase
ih'placer mining, however, bus chiefly
been in Cariboo, and the success so far
attained, the largeamountof Incoming
capital, and the preparations made for
INOu warrant the prophesy that this
year will show an output nf geld whicli
Jvill certainly reach into the seven
jigures ngiiin, The need nf cheaper
jind more rapid communication with
the gold districts bus seriously retarded their development, Roods from
Microti to Barkervilje still cost flMSI
lien ton, it is promised, however, that
Ihis disability will shortly be removed;
pud, railway coinniiiiiiciitinii, bringing
with |t clump supplies and labor, lbe
field fqr gnld mining In Cariboo and
northwards is Illimitable, lis development Mil furnish many thousands with
work aud udd many millions In the
jveallh of British Columbia.
But il. is not only the placer mines
which biive produced gold,this year,
The ipiueiz deposits Imvu furnished u
sniall proportion nf the increased returns of gold shipments. This is true
principally nf those mines lying in the
south-eastern part of Yule district near
"^ ibe boundary line. A ten-stump mill
jjt ('amp McKinney (Rock creek) has
given an average of $1100 per day in
free gold, with the returns from the
concentrates yot to conic In, There
are extensive ledges at tins point, and
fit various other camps eastward tu the
' Columbia, working tests of the ruck
hi|-(f shown equally good results, Trail
Creek, in South Kootenay, possesses a
very promising gold Held, the returns
of ruck treated running Into the many
Hundreds per ton. in the Big Bond,
hast Kootenay, Lillooet upd Cariboo
districts are niipes uf known richness,
wliieli only await practical development to onsurji profitable returns. The
same is true of thegnlil quart!! deposits
[u Allicrni district. If is understood
iiiul faigli-,11 capital is now being Interested in work quarts! mines hi Oarlhoo
nml East Kootenay, nnd nejil year may
see great progress, in Ibis brunch of
gnld mining.
Another gold mining tllstrlcl which
niny Ibis ycnr he opened lu ibe miners
mid traders nf Ibis province is Ibnl
known a* the Yukon gold Ileitis. Ian
jnapy yours tlnjjj was reported as within
American terrltnl'y, but tho explorations of tho Dominion Qnvornmenl und
the repiirls nl' minors have sluiwii Ihal
it Is within Canadian jurisdiction, A
i'lind is being surveyed, u railway charier is being applied for, uml this exten*
■Ire region will soon be accessible from
Ihis province,   The letters of Captain
William   M e   recently  published,
givp mosl Interesting Informntlon
nlioul Ibis little known region, all
knowledge (if which goes In shipy that
il may prove a scqpiid Cariboo nr Cns-
siiit. Tiie ri'liiriB.,fruln llle various
gold coiiimissinnerf ure nol yet avail-
•ible, ntnl tlie gold (Shipments, furnished
jiy Mr. Warlock, iigcnt of Wells Fargo,
do m& embrace the total shipments of
the Province, most, nf Iho Lower Yule
gold finding u market in Marcus,
\Vusb. The llgures, however, show a
most siiUsfiinl.Di'y Increase over those of
|SW.   Following is the statement of
exports i.f gold dusl  and bullion u-
ported by Wells, Furgo k Co.:
Wells,
II. of      II. II. nl Green, Kurgo
11. C.   X. A. .11.  \V. k Co. k Co.
.Inn |I8,285,S9     S.i.il.l.i 	
Fall. ... Il.iai.iii 12.891.71 	
Mnich.  i.oio.ai ....    iee   s.me.ii
April..   8,192.80 150    O,WO.0fl
May .. 10,873 83 sis    11,638.81
June...   8,iSUe ....      35    6,088.35
July ...  1I.IB.-JS   loi)  4.400    10,747.63
Aug....  ai.T0F.4T    ...   3,3S5     23,091,11
Sept... lK,:«l.li  ....     MO    18,108.10
(let   21,5IB.:«j  ....   2,371     18,771.12
Nov....  21,151.711 ....   2,335    11,185.92
Dec...   11,8111.08  ....     250     IS.ffi.lli
Tolnl31Bil.ie.ai  150 14,500 21,111.80 133,328,66
RBCAFJTUbATICN,
Bank of 11.(1 $108,760.65
Bank of ll. X.A       isii.tw
Hunk of Montreal     ll.JKI.IIU
Green, W. & Co    21,144,80
Wells, Forgo & I 'n  133,828.06
SXHUIKU:
Reported by N, l'. Ex. Co    10,8112.00
Total, ISIII 8380,655.11
Total, 1SIB  816,279.00
Increase 8 63,776,11
There Is, it will he seen, an Increase
of nhnut 20 per cent in the mil put ibis
year computed ivilh 1803, This is u
larger aninunl than bus been exported
Bincc 1800, nnd the only year that bus
slunvn un Increase over ils predecessor
since issi
-.».
TUP.  KBW   LOAN.
Tesl of the Illll lo Borrow 8430,000 in
Millie Good (lie Province's Huge
Deficit,
The following is the toxl of the bill
Introduced by the Nun. ,1. If, Turner,
Finance Minister, to "provide £420,(100
for the public purposes of ibe Province:"
Whereas il. is expedient tn provide
funds by loan fur the public purposes
of ihu Province:
Therefore, Her Majesty, by and with
tlie advice nnd consent of fhe Legislative Assembly of the Province of British Columbia, enacts us follows:
1. This Act may be cited for all purposes as the "British Columbia Loan
Act 1895," and shall be Incorporated
and read as one with the "Inscribed
Stock Act, 1801."
2. It shall be lawful fnr the Lieutenant-Governor in Council for the time
being uf the Province from lime to time
to issue and sell inscribed or registered
stock, to be called "British Columbia
Slock," for a sum not exceeding in the
whole, in addition to the seven bund:
red thousand pounds authorized by the
"British Columbia Loan Act. 1801,"
four hundred thousand pounds in such
amounts us lm may deem expedient.
ii, All stock sold pursuant of this Act.
shall bear interest nf a rale not exceeding three pounds ten shillings per
centum par annum, to lie fixed at the
time of sule and to be paid half-yearly.
The principle of such stock sbull be
paid at a date In lie fixed at tlie time of
sale, not being less than twenty-live
nor more than fifty years after the time
of sale. Both principal and interest
shall be payable in  London, England.
-t. It shall be lawful for the Lieutenant-Governor in Council tn appoint l be
Minister of Finance, or other person or
j persons from lime to time the agent
of the Government, for tho purpose of
negotiating any such Inan, and the
Minister, or other duly appoint ed agent,
may arrange all details and do, transact, and execute all such deeds, mailers, and things as may be requisite
during the coqdnct of negotiations, or
for the pip-puse of placing the loan,
5, All moneys rajsed under this Act
shall be paid in such manner as the
Lieutenant-Governor ip Council shall
prescribe, to the Minister of Finance,
and shall by biin be placed to Um credit
of an account to be culled thu "Loan
Act, 180"), Account," to lie applied :
lirst, in payment of discount, coinmis
sion, brokerage and oilier expenses of
the loan, and the balance to be applied
in such amounts mid in such manner
ns Ihe Lieutenant-Governor in Council
may from time to lime authorize nud
dircc|; towards the public, purposes of
the Province; and nil [pulleys to be
raided under Ibis act shall be accounted
Inr in ihu same manner ns if they
formed part of the current revenue of
tbe province,
(i. The Minister of Finance shall, and
is hereby required tp, in each uml every
half-year, from Uin first raising ol'nny
sums of money iind,prauthority hereof,
until the whole aiiiiainl sn raised und
all Interest thereon sbull have been
duly paid, set iippmi nut uf ilie Consolidated Hevi'iiiie of the I'ruviiiei'sneh
sums nu shall sulllce In pay Ilm Interest upini nil stuck which shall then
bear Interest, and shall apply such sum
in piivmi'iil of Biir.b Interest nforeiuld,
7. The Lieuli'iiiiiil-tinvei'iiiii-in (i(iun-
.*il niny from lime lo time, by Order In
Coullcil In be Hindi' before lbe issue
and sulcof any stock In be be named
in nny such Order '" Council, provide
Iur the payment ofsuchstock by until-
mazing and directing the Minister nf
Finance to  appropriate yearly such
s s nf money mil. uf the General
Revenue nf Ihe Province as may be
in d iu such Order hi Council, und
as may he deemed by ihe Lieutenant-
Governor in Council to be necessary
Inc the creation und maintenance of
a sinking fund fm- lbe final payment of
iiuch stock, and niny by Ihu same
Order in Council make.such provisions
os Way ho deemed requisite for the investment from time to time of the
amount of such sinking fund and the
accumulation thereof, and for ihe release of any surplus over and above
what may be necessary, with accumulations, In repay any Inan at Inutile,
Ity,
EXPRESS STAGE USE,
&OXTS1S-   SOUTH
will leave Penticton 7 a. in. every Tuesday, Thursday and
Saturday, arriving at Fairview 1 p. m., and Oro, Washington,
the same evening,
Gl-CSIia-Gr  WOKTH
will leave Oro, Washington, 7 a. 111., Mondays, Wednesdays
ancj Fridays, reaching Fairview at 11 a. m., connecting with
SS. Aberdeen and S. & O. and C, P. Railways.
Aaron Johnson, Prop.
COLDSTREAM
HOTEL
VERNON, B.C,
OPPOSITH TO RAILWAY DKl'OT.
XX.    0.   MULLEB,   XJjpo&arXe-toar.
BEST OF WINES, LIQUORS Al CIGARS.
GOOD STABLING.
Terms - From - $j,.00 - per - Day - Upwards.
Okanagan Saw Mill
Kelowna, B. C.
A Large Stock of All Kinds of Rough and Dressed Lumber,
(if Superior Quality, Thoroughly Seasoned, Constantly on Hand,
BUI  B-ttaa.se a  Specialty.
Oifiors Promptly Pilled.
Lath, Shingles, Sash and Doors.
Goods Delivered at Okanagan Falls at Reasonable  Rates.
LEON LEQUIME, Proprietor. ly
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'^.i-i, «it «j(,ii..ti.i 11 sis Man-til, W'-MSilliiftJJ 'ilSfl&ifiliifcSIS
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MIDWAY
T3ie    Future
Railway, Mining and Agricultural |
Centre of the Kettle River
Country.
Lots on Easy Terms to Actual   If
Residents.
FOB PARTICULARS APPLY TO
I. P.
"Is w "Iv-2!*-
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MIDWAY B.C.
tf ^^ti^S^si^i^iis^ii^ miiai^5i£sasit!iS%3s«i«iri
The Yernon Livery
Having taken over the stables of Gallagher & Stevenson, and thoroughly uvor
linulcd uml relliti'd the premises, I mn prepared to meet the demands
of the public,  I have on hand a complete stock of new rigs,
(double nnd single) for public use, and also a good lot
of well broken carriage und saddle horses,
Tourists desiring to see the country would do well to call,
 X —	
Good Single Drivers,      Good Double Drivers,
&ood Saddle Horses.
Ladies' gentle double and single drivers and saddle horses,
Horses boarded by the week or month (box stalls if desired).
Horses broken to harness, und burses nnd cuttle sold on commission.
Dealer in hay and grain, wholesale and retail.
CoriiCK* Of SElssloxi. and Tronson Streets
W. GARDNER, Proprietor.
OpiHis'ltc IV. It. iMi'univ'K Storo.
l'tist Olllco llox 137
NOTE.—This stnlilc will bo run strictly first-class in every particular. My drivers aro nil freo
uinl gentle disposition, nml Mm mosl durablo stock Ihe iiiiu-kct. cnn produce, Sjiuelal titteiitlou
to li'iinsieiil. trade uinl In liunrilei-s.
p. All kinds .if heavy teaming promptly attondod to.
W. J. ARMSTRONG
■XTBXtJTrO^  JJ.O, P. p. Bqx,lS7.
HARDWARE, TIN Al ST0V1AN.
Stoves, Ranges and Heaters of all Klpds
Agricultural Machinery.
3 V.
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t. "V
G-exxeva-l •Xot>'fc>ixi.g; Slxop im.
All I-fcs Bx*a>3xcs]xeis.
W.J.ARMSTRONG.
KELoifinai-A.
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The GARDEN TOWN of B. 0„ nnd the natural
Shipping and Distributing point for the famous
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Okanagaii Valleys
This new town affords tho best and safest investments to be found in British Columbia,
Town Lots
The smallest size being 5fhtl20 feet,
with 100 feet avenues and 20 feed
bines. Acre blocks from 5 Acres up.
wards. f
"FOR PRICES* APPLY TO
DONALD & SUTHERLAND,
ly AGENTS, KELOWNA
A. G. FULLER
WINES, LIQUOBSII MUB.
Barnard Avenue,      Vernon, B. C.
INGRAM & BUBER
General Teamsters and Freighters,
ROCK CREEK,  B.  C.
Rates from Penticton to Camp McKinney, Rock Creek, Midway and
Boundary Falls, two cents per pound for two tons or under. Marcus to Mid.
way, the same rate,   Marcus to Grand Prairie one cent per pound.
Special Rates for Large Orders and Ore Contracts.
BOUNDARY HOTEL
MIDWAY, KETTLE RIVER.
First Class Accommodation.   Gond Stabbing,   Terminus of Stage Line
from Marcus, Washington.
MqAULEY & LUNDY, Proprietors.
Golden Gate Hotel.
FAIRVIEW, B. C.
THOMAS ELLIOT, Proprietor,
GOOD ACCOMMODATION - - GOOD STALLING
Stopping Place for Stages to Penticton and Oro, Wash.
RAlft'S   HORN   HOTEL.
LUMBY, B. 0.
First-Class Accommodation for Guests, Good Hunting nnd Fishing
Stages to Vernon and Blue Springs,
XiOixis JVIoDPEnxel, Prop.
Midway Livery, Feed and Sale Stables,
GOOD DOUBLE AND SINGLE DRIVING HORSES.
Rigs U> Book Creek, Penticton, Grand Prairie, Marcus and all other point* hti
tbe Country,   Parties desiroiis of seeing the mines should
Give us a Cull,
Heavy Teaming Promptly Attended To.
RILEY tt  DONALD'S
Agricultural Machinery Kept irj Stpck.
CONKLE & DONALD,
MIDWAY, B. C.
GENOWAYS & McAVINEY
Wholesale and Retail Dealers in and Growers o{
CHOICE NURSERY SJ0CK.
AU Stock Grown Without Irrigation.
All Trees Inspected Before Leaving the Nursery
SPOKANE   F^LLS,
P, O. Pox 5?32., \^asln;|jit9ty

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