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 THE ADVANCE.
M III, No. 15.
MIDWAY, BRITISH COLUMBIA, MONDAY,   AUGUST 12. 1895.
$2.00 per Year.
W.T. Mori Ho,    :
:    General Merehants.
>Mtlnti  i Tax
BOOTS,   f   SHOES,   &   CLOTHING,
HARDWARE, ETC., ETC.
We have just received a carload, and
we are selling the same at surprising-
GROCERIES:    ly low prices.  $      $      $
If you are requiring any, call, and be
convinced that you can save money by
dealing with us.
W. T. Sbatford k Co.,   Fairview, - Camp
W.
M. COCHRANE,
SOLICITOR Sci'liESIE COURT,
NOTARY PCULIC, COSVEYANCEH, ETC.
Offlue: Olliuorc's Block, Barnard Avuuuc,
VKHNON.  - II. C.
pilED. BILLINGS,
BARRISTER, SOLICITOR, Etc.
Office: Martin's Block.
Vernon, B.C.
pOKBES M. KERBY,P.L.S.,
A.M.O.S.C.E.,
ENGINEER AND SURVEYOR.
VERNON, B. 0.
PENTICTON
HOTEL
J. THURBER, Prop
Pleasantly Situated at tbe Foot of Okanagan Lake. ®
Stage Connection with SS. Aberdeen
to Fairview, Osoyoos and all points in
Washington.
All arrangements made for providing
Guides and Outfits for Hunting Parties.
Good Boating and Fishing.   Bow Boats and Sail Yachts for Hire.
QT7IRfcS3  BROS.  &  CO.
ELOWHA.
Dry Goods, Groceries, Beady-Hade Clothing, Hardware, Etc., Etc.
Orders from the Lower Okanagan will receive prompt attention.
Price, Reasonable.
VERNON SAWMILL
SMITH k UIN, Props.
SASHES, DOORS, MOULDINGS,
TURNINGS, Etc.
All kinds of Factory work kept in Stock
and made to order.
Coast  cedar worked into  furnishings
a specialty.
AU kinds of lumber, laths and shingles
kept in stock.
The Best of Material Always Used.
WRITE FOR PRIOE8 AND DISCOUNTS.
Sawmill on Okanagan Lake, handy to shipment.
Sash and Door Factory en C. P, R., Vernon.
MIDWAY SAW MILL
Rough and Dressed Lumber
Constantly on hand at Reasonable Prices.
m. O. 0-AJBtGH.LAN"0O.
ARMSTRONG, B. C.
GENERAL   MERCHANTS.
Dealers in Groceries, Dry Goods, Boots and Shoes, Hardware,
Clothing, and Supplies of all kinds.   A specialty
made of Home Cured
HAMS   AND   BACONS,
Write1 for prices.
A URGE LIST OF  FARMS FOR SALE.
jb. o oaiwih * .99,,     i      i      ■AOuapi'sraeoM'o..
TT E. CROWELL,
TIIONBON ST., VEIINON,
CONTRACTOR AND BUILDER
 Office and Store Fittings a Specialty,
P H. LATIMER,
veknok, s. o,
dominion and provincial
Iiaiid Surveyo
 Mem. Amor. Hoc. Irrlg. Kngs,
JOHN A. CORYELL, A.M., B.C. A.
Civil Engineer,
PROVINCIAL   LAND   SURVEYOR
AND DRAUGHTSMAN.
Irrigation Projects, Engineering and Survey
Work, with Plans and Estimates In any
Portion of the Province Immediately Attended to.
Maps and Plans of Any Portion of Osoyoos
District and Mining Camps or Kettle River
Mining Division.
BOUNDARY FALLS, MIDWAY and VERNON.
J. O. HAAS, B. 8, K. M.,
MINING ENGINEER AND ASSAYER,
MIDWAY, B. C.
Samples for Assay From a Distance Will
Receive Prompt Attention,
Fairview: Assay:
GEO, A. G-UBSS, M, A.,
|M. 4. c. s„ Assavkr.)
CAMPLES hy mail given prompt
^ attention. Stage from Grand
Forks met each trip, and results sent
on returning Stnge.
C. F. COSTERTON
VKRNON, 11, C.
—A&ma-xat .Fox**—
The Anglo-Columbian Co., L'td., Wholsalii
Importers of Wines and Spirits.
Nlcholles k Renouf, Agricultural Machinery,
The OkanagaD-SpallnheeD Dists.
FOR
. The Royal Insurance,
The London k Lancashire,
The Insurance Co. of North America,
The London k Canadian Fire Ins. Co.
Tho Sun Life Assurance Co., of Canada.
The Canadian Permanent Loan k Investment Co.
The Dominion Building k Loan Association.
NOTARY PUBLIC.
C. M.  MELVILLE
MIDWAY, B. C.
IDWAJtf) fi. HAIN,
ii DEALER IN n
Stationary,      School-Supplies,
-:-     Toys,     -:-
Cigars, Tobaccos,
Notioni and Patent Medicines.
MIDWAY, B. C.
F. B. JACQUES,
Watohes, Clocks and Jewelry.
Spectacles and
Silverware.
REPAIRING A SPECIALTY.
VERNON, B. (J
MARTIN   BROS.
LKADINO HOrSK Kill!
Hardware, Stove, Tinware, Paints, Oils
J.MCNICOL
1
A
9 * $
I Stock of
PLOWS
HARROWS
RAKES
"Vesc*ii.o:a7 B. C.
At lowest Cash Prices
* t *§
McNICOL
MIDWAY, B, C.
BOUNDARY FALLS.
ENORMOUS LEDGES OF ORE,
R. N. TAYLOR,
ilspervsirvg arvd
ii aim
VKRNON, B.C.
A Large Stock ••-—
QUASSIA CHIPS
AUD
WHALE OIL SOAP
on Hand,
B. LAURENCE'S
SOLE AGENT FOR
Ollao.    OlulK^'n    /"■/tiiim.
bia Wire Truss,
The Lighest and Most Perfect Truss in
the Market.
BY + THE + WAY
do you need a Straw Hat ?
All our Straw Hats go at
exactly half-price. It is
below cost, but they must
go  to  make   room   for
NEW GOODS.
HAVE * YOU * ANY
idea bow cheap you can buy
from us ? Come and see :
$1.25 hat, now 60 cents;
45 cent hat, now 20 cents;
20cent hat, now 10cents;
15 cent hat, now 5 cents;
A few left trimmed with
§—FLOWERS-—f
all at less than manufacturers' cost,
M
Trading Co,
P.  B.  NELSON, MGR.
J. Kerr. R. D. Kerr.
KEK'I^ JU-^OS.,
BUTCHERS,
MIDWAY and BOUNDARY FALLS
Mi-nl <lcllviTi.il at Hock Creok nud nil llio
Mining ('mmiH.
J, W. I{EED,
WATCHMAKER and JEWELLER
MIDWAY, B. C.
Fine Watqh RipniriniT » Specialty.
All Work Warranty!!,     liMni
FOR SALE
TN THE BUST LOCALITY qij fllK VKIt
1   NON Townsite. a foiv sum mil li»H """*
lots, either for building or gardci.ir|-.
Apply at thlt office ot in
"m    F. ADRIAN mkyeh,
Vebsox. H.C.
Seeing Is llollovlns'-Magiilfloent Patience-Owners Huve Perfect Trust
In the Future of'I heir Camp.
Tlie special correspondent of the
Nelson Miner, who, hy-the-wny, hns
Rained a literary reputation outside
the somewhat limited sphere of Provincial journalism, contributes the following excellent article in the issue
of the Miner nf the 27th ull.,
which we take the liberty tn reproduce
verbatim:
Rossland has such attractions of its
own, is so thoroughly alive nnd well
advertised Unit it must he a strong
camp indeed that can alt rail men from
the city of Trail Creek. And yet anyone who walks from Trail to Boundary
will uot lind that he lias the mad to
himself. Men are pouring into the
Boundury Creek country in a steady
stream, although il is still far from
railways and there are three high rivers and a hud trail lietwcen it and
Trail Creek. Men have hoard of the
huge bodies of ore nt Boundary, nod
though lhey cannot lie expected to lie*
lieve all lhey have heard, they have
heard enough to make them anxious to
go in and see for themselves, Among
the men who have done their best to
advertise the country to the outside
world is Mr. Stiydam, a man known in
many camps outside of British Columbia, and amongst those who have been
in to see for themselves arc represents,-
ativesofthe Parrott Smelting Company of Butte 1 Mr. Largee, banker of
Butte 1 men from Minneapolis, Chicago, and elsewhere. Of these who went
in douht a large number have not only
returned in faith but have bought
largely as a proof of that faith. To get
down at once to details. The camp itself is divided into half-a-dozen camps
or more, lyiog within a radius of (say)
10 miles from Boundary Falls, and
consists of large deposits of red-oxide
of cop|ier, copper glance, and native
copper in what is known as Copper
Camp; high-grade galena carrying
gold,at Skylark Camp; copper sulphides carrying gold at Deadwood;
sulpliides carrying gold, copper and
null ai   uinunMH,   ....      ...:   ,,
and refractory ores, carrying gold, silver and copper, at. White's, Atwood's,
and Douglas Camps, and free milling
ure al the Long Like Camp.
A great deal of Ihe ore of the district
so closely resembles Trail Creek ore
that even experts caiinnl tell them a*
part, and like the Trail Creek mines
the charactei of the deposits found al
Boundary is that tiiey improve with
depth. But the feature of Boundary
Creek ledges is their enormous size.
Even the local boomers, if (here are
such people, have to be content with
the hulk, nay more, they diminish instead of increasing the width of their
veios. They dare not tell strangers
what they have; they would rather
that strangers went in and looked for
themselves, We were persuaded to
visit the Snowslioe claim, the property
of a Mr. Denzler and others, and to
taken tape wilh us. It must be clearly understood that the informal ion
collected in this article, though collected with Ihe greatest care from the
most reliable sources available, had to
be obtained in many instances at second hand, Our authorities were Mr.
W. (libliB, the gold iissnyer; Mr, Siiydani, Mr, Rendell, Mr. Denzler, and one
of the owners of Hie Copper Camp.
These men all agreed in tlie main, and
we have taken tlie lowest estimate
given by any of thein us the basis of
our report, and in addition to that
mode a personal inspection of Greenwood Camp. As no one knew whicli
camp we meant to visit, aud as the report concerning 1 his camp was proved
to lie accurate, and as assays shown us
further liore out stale nitwits made Ul
us, it seems fair In conclude tliat the
other subdivisions of the camp not actually seen hy us were fairly and lion'
I'Mlly reported by our informants.
The Greenwood Camp lies in a deposit of refractory concentrating ore,
easily treatctl and concentrating 7 to 1,
ll. is staled that Prof. Courtis guts from
concentrates in this damp $11211 per ion,
The capping in the caiup Is iron, lhe
mineral resembles tliat found at Ross,
land, containing iron, silica, sulphur,
cupper, silver ami gold, though there is
so little silver in most of the claims
that no assays nne nuiile for it, the ore
is generally oxidized on the surface,
and in some places lo a depth of seven
feet 1 the gaiiguc is principally quartz
and the assays of fair average rock run
from $11 lo $112 per ton in gnld, and
from 2 to 12 per cent, in copper on the
top, but here as elsewhere 111 Ihe liell
it. is an almost Invariable rule that I lie
ore improves us you go down. The
Greenwood claims lie in t narrow, timbered valley, to I |ie west of which lie
llu, Knoli Hill, Ironsides, Brooklyn,
Phoenix, and Stemwinder: op, IfeOCftSt,
Ihe Monarch, Rawhide, and Snowslioe.
There are, of course, a lot of othem,
hul these are the principal claims ut
present. The Stemwinder, which was
the Hrst we visited, has been bought
together with its neighbor, the Pha-
nix, by the Parrett Smelting and Mining Company of Bulle, Montana. In
the shaft, at a depth of 28 feet, the ore
assays from $5 to $50 in gold (assays
have heen obtained showing as much
as $130, hut no one pretends that this
was fair sample rock) anil from 2 to 23
per cent, copper, On the Snowslioe,
we were told that ditches or crosscuts
had lieen cut 70 lo 80 feet long all ia
solid ore. The writer himself measured one over 110 feet in which ore or
cropping,,of 0,.ec.0„|j |J(. ,,.„„,* f|11..|1(,
entire length, honest measurement
There are on this claim, which I take
as a type of I he field, I lin e ledges certain, and one suspected, nil running
S. S. W„ as do the ledges generally in
this country. The assays, according to
Hie owner, Mr. Denzler, run fiom $3 to
$32 in gold, and (I per cent, in copper
on the top, and I should like to say for
Mr. Denzler that I never saw a imm
more anxious to give a conservative
estimate of everything connected with
his own claim to which he luis stuck,
and upon which he has worked through
good and bail times alike since 1801. It
seems Ui me that if British Columbia
ever becomes a prosperous country,
with a small debt and light taxes, she
ill owe it to men like Mr. Denzler at
ireenwood, aod McKachren and Man-
gott at Fairview, and a score of men of
their kind, who flrst find their prize in
earth's wildest corners, nnd;then stick
toil, and put the best years of their
life, and Inine and muscle into a hole
in the ground-wailing year after year
with niagniHcent patience foi the reward of their labouis.
Of the other camps I have not time
tn speak In detail, In Summit camp
the ore does not run so high as in
Greenwood, but is of tlie same general
character. The Parrett Mining Company of Butte owns five claims here,
and is developing them, In one of
them a shaft has been sunk 80 feet
with a crosscut of 30 feet, showing ore
all Ihe way.
White's Camp has a lot of work done
upon It. Io the City of Paris there is
a 16 foot body of ore showing, and a
that the lower tRey"go' the"l'Wlef
the ore becomes. Eighteen dollars in gold, 7 or 8 per cent in copper,
and 20 ounces of silver ia (he recoid of
this camp.
On Ihe Skylaik they claim 70 foot of
ore going 200 ounces in silver and 1
ounce in gold. Seventy Urns have been
shipped from here to Tacoma,,
Tbe Copper Camp is a huge deposit
nf red oxide of copper, in which they
have a body 70 feet wide showing iu
one place. This ore assays 5 to 53 per
cent, copper and 14 ounces in silver,
and reliable witnesses assert that there
are hundreds of tons lying on tlie
dump which will go 30 per cent, in
copper. And so the story goes, but
the trouble is that though the ore Is
rich, nnd in those enormous bodies
which most tempt the big capitalists,
nothing can lie done with it by thu
present owners until a railway comes
along. Marcus is the nearest railway
point, and that is 65 miles away; there
are no mills or concentrators or capital
to build any. The ore is there, and
magnificent water-power, and just
enough big mining men are buying in
Ihe country to give the plucky pros,
pectors hope, Imt prospects are still
cheap at Boundary Falls, cheaper prolh
ably at 50 per cent, than at Rossland,
There is only one favour which
Boundary Falls asks of the moiiied
men, and lhat is tu come In themselves
with the lies! experts they can find and
decide for themselves whether any
part of the world offers heller oppnrtu,
nities fnr the prollUhle investment nf
capital I ban their own camp.
The principal free milling prnposi.
lions near Boundary Falls are either In
White's Camp, in which several runs
of rich, free milling ore occur, or in | he.
Long Like (lamp,
In WliiU*'s Camp, Iho free ore veins
average alsiut one foot in width, iuu)
rim all the way from$5lo $100 a Ion In
gold. In Long Lake the ore ranges
from $20 lo $80 por Ion, hut couipnra*
lively Utile is yet known of Ihis rump,
in whicli fresh strikes are lieing made
daily,
One word in conclusion. Boundary
and Boundary Falls hit not thu samii
thing; lhey are four miles apart. One
Is a townsite, the other a rump,
Boundary, or Midway, Is the townsite.
[Knowing that the facts contained in
this article are alwolutely true, we
have much pleasure In indorsing them,
with the exception of the statement its
regards the Skylark claim. This is
somewhat misleading, Instead of saving 70 feet of ore, lhe writer should
have said, the vein lias lieen proved to
a depth of 70 feel. The Skvlip-k vein
is Iwo feet wide, and from il lias been
obtained some of the richest silver ami
uolit ore mined in uuy of our Crimps n||
to the presenl t'lne.-BU.] THE ADVANCE.
NORRIS & LAMB..
. Proprietors,
i'lililislii'il   ivt'i'kly   lit   Miilwtiy.   H. C.
Subscription Price, fum por tunuiiii. payable
in advanoo,olthor yearly or iialf-ypany al ths
ppttouol the subscriber.
Advertising Riltes soul till rippllcaUOfll
TIioiii*1i the columns of Tm: Aiivanci-: nre
ulwiijs upi-ii (nr llio illBtiussloii ol uiatlers of
public iiiii-i-t-si nml Importance, vnt tin nut n	
iissiirily endorse nny of llio opinions ezpresBOd.
i lorresDondjjiee uf u personal nature will nol Iw
Illlillisiicd.'   ll'
MONDAY, AUGUST 12, 18115.
■ A cross in tliis space iinli-
a-ntos that your subscription
to this paper has exptretl.'
Till': MINING BUREAU AND  ITS
POSSIBILITIES,
ll is ill leasl iininllei'forciiiigriiliila*
lion t|uil lhe Provincial Government
nre beginning io recognize the Import-
,11,,;,; of ihe mining Industry in this
'fnuntry.imd are endeavouring in some
pleasure lo stlin||li|fp its growth. The
steps that nre hcing takon by Col,
Hakkii. towards the establishment of
a mining IniiviHi in Vicloriii, can Inil
have a most desirable ell'ecl; and we
I rust miiic-owiier.'j will do their utmost
io facilitate in every way tiie efforts
| hat are being nnide lo secure accurate
information nnd fair samples of rock
from the mines and prospects of the
different districts.
'['lie only point that suggests itself ns
jpieslionahle ill the
scheme, is tbe ad-
vrsnhility of Victoria as the locality of
the bureau, Naturally, lbe Capital,
nne would suppose, is Hie rightful
headquarters of all government offices;
but the circumstances in this case are
such that a deviation from the usual
riilo would here seem preferable,
A milling bureau is probably, above
olfalsfl,Ynslituted with the object of
supplying accurate and perfectly trust-
jvoi'thy Information to capitalists and
would-be investorsijn mining properly.
[Thelocailty,'.therefOrV,'bt8t suited to
pieet tlie convenience of tills class
should certainly be given the choice;
and, we believe, Vancouver, as tlie
liusiness centre of the province, would
consequently have been a more suitable situation, This, however, is a
secondai-y'tnatler. \]l more importance is a suggestion mooted last week
iiyn, Victorian journal, in whicli the
Government is asked to appoint in connection v>it|i the |uini|ig bureau, an
expert of noted talent, not only as
bend of the office, tyjlTtfl inspect, and
Hitherto, our neighbors ncross tlie
border justly boast that American cap;
it'll and enterprise alone is developing
the country, lu itself, we are very
gnilcfuj thnl. this slate of affairs is
ns possible, ns its truth is apparent,
nut; it carries with il it stigina of reproach tlui| is by .no means agreeable to. tlie national pride. Why
should we be indented solely to foreign
capital to develop our country? The
answer is simple; the scepticism of the
British investor in the rumoured value
of the mines of British Columbia,
Once lie is asSured that the rumours
are not gross exaggerations, there will
lie no luck of British Hipitiil. Tlie appointment of'a mining specialist, of
such reputation lhat his testimony
could nol he gainsaid, would undouhf-
cdly effect t.liis'jiur'pose to n considerable degree. 'Again, the Minister of
Mim'Sjlius, we learn, issued circulars to
(li',; Joining Recorders asking them to
collect the necessary Information; Ihis
for lhe time being mny answer, but il.
must be reini inhered, particularly in a
(iiisy district, the Recorder's time is
icry fully occupied, nnd be is thus
rarely able lo visil lhe mines Ibein-
jiely.es, nor even could lie do so, would
liis report carry, thu weight of expert
'testimony, We, therefore, unhcsital.-
jngly,tini. wilh (\iu contemporary in
trusting that the Government will nol
iiiulerestiniale the wisdom of creating
•io necessary a post in t'oliueclioii wilh
(iv iniiiliiglnireau.
■-. a"tH — -
A NECESSARY APPOINTMENT.
A good ninny people hold lo the
pplnibn tliat a mining town or camp
does not iimoiiiit. lo nnylhing until a
certain element i.s very much in evi*
dCIICP, Willi these wc hm lo t|ilTer,
and to denounce in uiiiuislable terms
nnythingapproaching tint disgraceful
exhibition of western rowdyism us 1»
reported lo have occurred at Grand
Forks.
We should puss llio iiiullrriiverwerc
it not for the iippnHiuiilv it gives us to
iignin cull tlientleiilion of llie milhori-
lies lo the fuel that since our cousin-
ble,'who is illsn- mining recorder, hm
bo much to occupy bis lime in (he of-
lice, It Is quite Imperative that, some*
one should be iippoiiiled-lo relieve'him
(if hiBwiiitsitle-duties.   A large stretch
of country,' from Camp McKinney lo
Grand Prairie, is settled wilh a i'J'pu-
lation, who.ilaviiin'righl. lo expect, ailo-
iiuate*police protection from the rough
element, that is Oiotte,0r less geiiernll;
to,be found ill the Vlcjlllfy of a rauiilh
deieljipiug luiiiiiig ciinip,   We ll-iisl,
lliereflirei that Hit* iniitler ij^llj' receivi
(liiermisiili'i'iilioiiat ibe limnl-Cof lb
properiiiilluiiilii's; njlil  ibnl   wilhoii
J.'iv unnecessary delay.
Un,,   ..
A writer to the Mining Journal of
Ashrrofl offers lhe following strong
plea for a bi-weekly mail delivery on
tin* I'aribifo route. The nrgiiineiitsare
as frilly-applicable to all isolated roin-1
iugenuips; "Take the correspondence
of two communities, in an old country I
and most of ilis simply gossip ibal.
has no business Importance whatever,]
nnd yel each letter pays ils three
cents. That makes up the bulk of
what one might call paying mail. But |
in our Cariboo country it is far different. For Instance ainining man conies
ill here and he wishes to consult his
associates In Vancouver, or Montreal,
or Chicago on some very Important
matter. He mails bis Icl l;w nt u cost
of three cents nnd then must wait a
month pr six weeks while the answer
is lieing reeived. If he could get an
answer nt once, he could afford lo pay
J10 or $20 as quickly as three cents,
The government should consult Ihe
commercial Importance of the letters
of a milling country. The additional
cost of carrying another mail would be
very smnll, but the advantage to the
whole Carihiio would be very great,
ll w.oul|i hoso grout, thill Hie itdvaul*
age would fnr tiutwiiy lhe cost. It is
not always thai a great commercial region pays lhe mosl postage. It is seldom lliut it does, but lhe government
should measure the commeibial advantage of n country and not In its power
to pay postage."
 4.4	
Apropos of the mail question, why
is no provision made for the Issuance
of money orders at the Midway post-
office? There surely can he no earthly
reason why the department should
refuse us this ronvf.llience. Not only
is Hiii Postal Order n convenient form
of sending money through the mail but
it is safer even than the registered let
ter. As we reminded our renders lust
week, in the words of the Irish poet
moll in timipnrn fundi, and Hie only
way to obtain what we want is to follow the wise example of the persistent
dame of Biblical fame—agitate and petition, petition nnd agitate, till for
pence suke, and for Ihe sake of the departmental of|iiT.lioy, whose duty it is
to empty the depiiilinenliil waste-paper basket, our rights will be recoguis.
ed.
■ 4.4	
The proposed visit of the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works to this
district, may be regarded as a favorable
sign. The Chief Coniniissioiicr lias already evinced a desire to do his utmost
towards developing tlie country —a remarkable characteristic in a Chief
Coinniissiiiiicr. We, therefore—though
one, of course, musl be cautious and
careful not Io overdo lhe thing—niny
reasonably hope that the desirability
^i,i ti,ijii(|^g u„ou iti.to-j iiitr* nu: UUTer-
y.nt camps will strike Mr. Martin'
forcibly as it now does the unfortunate
men, who are obliged to perfbfin, complicated nnd hazardous acrobat jo feats
of log-jumping while conveying Ihe
flour and slign,^ the beans and lia*
oof!, and the iinpeilin'ciilii essential to
the ininer's outfit, lo the place of work.
—2—•> • -<	
AOOjUUSUUuESTION.
We are indebted to the milling ear-
respondent of The Province for the following excellent suggestion.
Men iq Fairview complain that
they do not see their political representative*! often enough, hut for all
that their memories, are fairly retentive whe.re political events concern
heir private interests. They of course
cannot know yet. how energetically
men like Col. Baker and Mr. Eberls
have lieen interesting themselves in
the milling developments of British
Columbia,and will be llie. first to ud-
ui.it Ihul even a Minister of Mines cannot Iif expected to walk over I he whole
of B. C, jn fl n^nll^ $u> comparatively early age of (say) sjxly! But they
would like to remind him that there is
or should be a hlg stamp mill, bought
years ago by the Government, which
has lain rusting wilh disuse at Yale.
This may be a mere local tradition but
It Is very generally accepted, and if it
i,s true, it would be a wise thing to
se.nd, It down lo Fairview v/h/ire it
would earn a dividend on ils cost, help
the miners,iind help li. 0, by bringing
some of her richest ipiarlz into use."
 *--#-.	
tf ELLIOT,
General Merchant,
FAIRVIEW, B. C.
Keeps the Largest and Best Assorted Stock of
Groceries, Dry Goods, Boots & Shoes, &e
nny place south of Vernon, and sells on terms to suit the times
Cheapest Place to buy for Cash in the Okanagan Country.
FULL WEIGHT AND MEASURE  ASSUREP,
IJ.
going govTH
will leave Penliijlnn 7 a. m. every Tuesday, Thursday and
Saturday, arriving at Fairview i p. m., and Oro, Washington,
the same evening
GOING  VORTB
will leave Oro, Washington, 7 a. m., Mondays, Wednesdays
ancl Fridays, reaching Fairview at 11 a. m., connecting with
SS. Aberdeen and S. & 0. and C. 1'. Railways.
A. J. Sprole, Prop.
THE CANADIAN RAND DRILL CO.,
SHEKBKOORE, QUEBEC.
Manufacturers of
ROCK DRILLS AND AIR COMPRESSORS.
In All Particulars the Best.
Special Compressors driven by
.'ELTON     WATER
WHEEL
..tainted direct up-
in crank-shaft, es-
jclally adapted for
i.lllzlngthe power
mountain steii 111 .s
: shown In lllus-
aitlon.
H. P. PALMERSTON,
Agent for Midway and District,
VERNON SODA WATER WORKS
O'NEAL & (DOWNEY, Proprietor,
MariUfr.fit.iirf-.i'R nf All Kinds nf Cnphnnfttftrl Drinks, Including
Gingw Ale, Sarsparilla, Club Soda, Lemon Soda, and Cream- Soda.
CHAMPAGNE   CIDER.
A Specialty Made qf
Raspberry, Strawberry, Orange,  Pinc^|i(a,  Vaaillj?,  Lemon,
All In Pint and
Quart Bottles.
and Gum, Syrups.
Write for
Prices.
A Now Paper.
A new paper has lieen started in
Vancoiivcr, wilh the somewhat yilulnt
name of "The Idea?" The editor,Mr,
Seneca G. Ketchllin, is well known to
the journalistic friileniily as an eccentric genius. He has lieen nssociiiLql
with several of the coast newspapers,
The editorial "overture" is worth
Hunting:-"Tlie publishers of this pa*
per desire it genera^*, understood hy
the public al large—and liaise wli
would like U\\>e, that way—thai it is
proposed to run Ihis sheet liirgejy in
the interests of the promoters. The
style, the policy and thirp'oliLics of this
paper will he found on lhe ninth page
near a restaurant advertisement, Our
remarks upon political, lheoioglc.nl,
municipal, Btieliil nnd other questions
will he writ lm hy a mild-mannered hut
•niusculai' man whoaidocs bis own
thinking and is not afraid lo.l|e seen
at ii.' The editor is also a professional
heiiuiy, and oilers bis photograph lis a
premium to anyone subscribing forth^
paper fora mouth,",*-''".
■ Io spile of warnings, and the
threat of prosecution, some unthinking
persons have recently set nr'efi' in tlitl-
renl purls of Un- uelglVllouraotia whicli
have spread lo un aliirlniiig'dcgrct*. It
isfeiireil llllll Messrs. < aiirke, mid llc-k-
urd's new house h,,., been thus de*
strove'd.
No. 151.
CKllTIKIflA'CH OF llHlilS.THA'l'KW  OK A
>>tHl|.:iu-N('()W>ANV.
-'(IOMl'.\SIK8'AcTPAIt'-|Y.i" AN 11  AMCNIHNtl
AcTtt,    ' '
l'lie lltiuntlnry Crock >ll,iin|* Company
(Foreign),
Registered llio 28ik day of June, lfflj.
T   HMIIF.UY certify that I liuvo this ilny res-
I l-dorcd "Thu Huiiik1ii,-j- Crctik .Miniii^Cuui-
liahy |l'-<ircigiil,' under llie "(loniiinnies' Aot"
I'iii-liV,, Iteglsirnlion of fiirelgu (lonipanies,
uinl Aiiieiiiling Aelii
Tlie lleutl utllee uf llie auitl t-inillnllly In sitlllil-
nl ul llie cltytil Siiuknnc, Slulc of Washington. U.S.A.
Theulijei't for wliieli tlie Company hvestab*
lisheil aro to ueipiiro, hold, plul Into eily uml
townlols, sell, lt.|ia.i',-iii"i-l;,'iig..i lands and real
iiHtiili., in tlm I'tiili'il Sliilta uf America, antl in
tho l'riivince of llriiish ('eliiliiliia, I'linuilii; lo
carry on the' businoBS ui iiuroluislng, selling,
nlllliiig. ^iiieltiug!'liml',ia'g stainiiiii,' und redu-
eing ores niyl liiiii'iinihaal I'Very killtl and ties-
iirii'tiuii in ll"* Cnitad ritatCB nf Aiiiorit.it.uiuliii
llitff'nlvuiee'fil-British liuhiiiil.ia. Canada! und
lu acquiro,Icasoaiul operate wdlcr rlghlfl uml
Iliiinis, fur tlie purpoflo i.f mining und Ireuting
ores und running und oporal ing electrical mu-
eliiuery, und fur any nml all Hurjiosofl in tho
UnileiistiiteH.uniliniKe Pruvfiiuo of British
(.'uhi|nlilii, Ctuiiulu; to pllrohuso, iicquirt', liultl.
eri'et, mill i,(i..iiiic iiglit und power iiluiila fur
purpose of mining uml treating ores -,iiitl for tlie
iin-pune of furuhuihig llghisand ireuting power
'nr all pitriiiih-es in llie liiilml SUiles uf Anieri-
cu. und In llie Provlnoo of British Colunililii,
Canada; lo borroiv money fur tlie inirpiises of
Iheeinniinny, uiiil to execute notes lliorefor,
und to execute mortgages upon llie property of
llie Company to secure lliu paymentthoroof, lu
ttut'li mu. uml uml upon such terms us the Hoard
of Trustees may tliink pruuor witliin the liinllu-
linns provided by tho by-laws; to sat apart uml
sell fur ihe purpose ut raising, opornrhig mid
fountling capital for tlie.purpuscs uf lhe oorpor*
atton not to oxcood ono hundred mid seventy-
live llioiisiiuil dollars of the capita! stock nf the
Company, upon such terms and ut such prices
us thoTltiuril uf Trustees mny direct; to pur*
elmse from the siiliMcrihers to the capital sucli
initiiiigaml illu-r iii-upei'ty us the lluunl uf
Trust iiiuy ilt'ein propor, mid to receive such
iiiiiiliitfcliilnihitml uihcr (irdnorly In payinoni
nf subscriptions tu llioi-U|iitilUluek lo siiiliiiin.
minis us llie lluuril of Trusters inay llilnk prup-
or, mid lu issue ftlly Mid up stuck Uiorotor,
'llie<.|i|ill'ilHluekor.tlii.siilill'uiiiiimi. Is olio
iiilliiiin ilollfi',., ilivldtd lulu mi" iiiiillun shares
of the cut value of one dollm- curb.
1Hvr.1l under my liiitulnml s.-ul uf oflllce et
Vii.|li|.il>.l'|.ovilieei>f llllllsli I'ullllllbia, tills'JMh
iluv of.I line, Hill".
[L.8,1 -   H. Y. W0QT0N,
jy IM       lleKlstrar uf Joint Stock (lomnaiitos.
GRAND PRAIRIE SAW MILL.
Itoiigh Lumber
Prom $10 to $12.
Dressed Lumber
From $16 to $18
Per Thousand.
BOUNDARY FALLS
O W, .I/iKJCS, M.I)„C.M,
BY APPOINTMENT
RESIDENT PHYSICIAN TO KETTLE RIVER
DISTRICT.
OFFICE      :      :      ;      BOUNDARY FALLS,
BOUNDARY FALLS HOTEL
Boundary Falls, B. C,
THOS. HARDY, PROP,
Centrally Located Stopping Place for Three Different, Stage Lines.
Trouble or Expense Spared to Make Guests Comfortable.
Strictly First-Class and Charges Moderate,
Ng
Best Brands Liprs and Cigars
G.ARTHUR RENDELL
BOUNDARY FALLS, B. C.
Headavjarters  for  Miners'   Supplies.
A (iOOl) Sl'lJOK OK
QrQQ*?Fiig§tOlotKiag, Boots arvd Shoes,,
JWderf Etc.
RECEIVED 'I'lllS WEEK A LAIIOE SUPPLY OP
Men's and Women's Sboes,
Dress Hoods,
Orders Taken for All Kinds of
AGRICULTURAL IMPLEMENTS.
G. ARTHUR RENDELL.
CONKLE& DONALD
General Teamsters and Freighters^
RQCK CREEK, B.  C.
Halt's from Penticton to Camp McKinney, Hock' Crgflc, Midway anbj
Boundary Fulls, two cents per pound for two tons or under. Marcus to, JJUJ;
wa\. tlie same lute,   Milieus to Gruntl Prun-ie one cent per pound.
Special Rates foi' Large Orders and Qre CpfltraQts.
GENOWAYS & McAVINEY
Wholesale andRetdil'Dealera in and Growers 0^
CHOICE. NURSERY STOCK.
All Stock Grown Without Irrigation.
All Trees Inspected Before Leaving' the Nurserjj,
SPOK A IS E   F AI. L S,
Ii. O.llon 582,   .     ' WM,shjri«l.*,ri
A. D. WOR.GP.
Portrait&Landscapo Piioto^pkr
VKHNON, II. ('.
VIEWS OF  THE DISTRICT  FOR SALE.
W. OALRYMPLE
General    Blaolcaw-.it]>
FAIRVIEW, B. C.
AU  Kinds of Renalrlng.   Horseshoelnn n
Spklr.lty.
J. S. D0N4LWS0N
CHEMIST
VERNQN, % G,
DRUGGIST ®
ffl
, A Foil Line of-«NH
Drugs
Patent Medicines
Toilet Articles
Trusses, &c.
Mall   Orders   From  the  lowor
'■'    Country   Will   Rocolvo
Prompt Attention,
County Court N fa,
SITTINGS rifthcCouiity'Court ot i'liii! will
-bo lioldoiuwfolluwfi:
At Drioyoos on  Kridny, lllh AugUBt, 189,i;
At' Midway on Motiduy, 12th AiiKU^t, 18U5,
Ut Un' hour nf (duven o'clock lu thii furciioijn,
cBy Command
t'.A.Tl.LAMBl'.Y.
.--     ■     n.c.o.
(iuvi;i'.N.\ji:sT Urru.i:. Of-ovoos?.
ltili Jliiy. \m.
MINERAL ACT, 1891.
Certificate of Improvements.
NOTICE.
'   Xm: Numbhr BSVBN MiNiiiiAi, Claim,
Sitiinto in Central ('limp!'Kettle IlTvcr Mining
Division of Yalu DlHtt'Ict, Ilvltiah Columbia.
TAKK NOTICE that we, James Scholield,
(roe minorBcotrlflcftte No. .'w,274 and Edward liCfcvre, free miner seertKlcatcNu.M.SJ'JS,
intend, sixty days from the date hereof, U> up*
lily to the Gold CommMoner for n certificate
uf iinpi'ovciiicnts, for Ihe imrpoHc of oblalniiiK
a Crown grunt of tho above cluim.
And further take notice, thnt advereo claims,
niiist be sent to tho (iold Commissioner and ac*
lion commenced before the issunnco of such i
certificate of improvements. \
Dated this 3'Jth day of July, IW, '
TAX NOTICE.
Rock Creek  Division  oi' Yale
District.
NOTICK is hereby (riven tllftt u-^ersed and
Provincial rcvonni' taxes fur 13115 arc now
due and payable at my oIHcc, Oiioyoos, ^t tho
following rates:—
If paid on or before tho Mh June -
One-half of one per cent on lhe assessed value
of real estate:
Onc-thivd ot on-) )ht cent on (he assossed
value uf personal properly;
One-half of ono per cent un tho income of
every person of llfleen hundred dollars
and over; " '  ■
Two per cent o\\ tho assessed valuo of Wil
Land,
If paid on or after tho 1st July—
Two-thirds of one per cent on tlio assessed
valuo of real estate;
One-half of one per cent on the assessed valuo
of personal property;
Tbrce-quurtersof ono por cdntim the' Itu'Wue
--•   ot every person of fifteen hundred dollars
t\nd ovor;
Two -old nui'-lialf per cent on the assessed
value nfVild Land. "  , r t     J,
All porsuiih whoso taxes aro lu arrears up tb
Iho Slut December, 1801, are t#iestefl To p^y
llio same furlliwlth, or costs will bo ihourred at
an early dul o,
C.A. II. l.AMHLY
Assessor and Collector tor tlio
Hock Creok Division of YMe Matrlot.
(Jovomnient Oflfoo,
Osoyoos, Mb January. lMi, td
SPBKANE FAILS
and
iN RAILWAY
Nelson A Fort Sheppard Railway
ALL RAIL  TO NELSON,1 B. C,
Only through line to Nelsonh
Hasiio, kootenay lako
' and S.ocan Points.
Daily (oxecpt Suuclay) 'net ween 8pO;
kaiii' und Not'tliuoi't.
Tii-wi'i'kly t\n.\t\\wii   Notthport   un*^
^Ldsiin.    ''
GOING NORTH GOING SOUTI^
11:90 a. in MARCUS,....2.21) p. ni.(
On Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, traliiR
will run through to Nelson, arriving at a:!i5 p.m.
making elos«t',oiiiiection willi thostoaniorNcrj
sou for Kaslo aud all lake points, arriving at
Kaslo at 9:0U p.m. samo days. Returning, pas-,
seugcrs will leave lako points and Nelson on
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, arriving at
Spokane same day.
Passengers for Kettle Itivor and Boundary
Creek connect at Marcua with stage on Mon*
djnys, Wdnesduys, Thursdays, and Frldaya.
tox- WA»U GUKKK MINKS connect at
Northport wiih stiuye Hue daily.
For Nakuspand ICorclstokecouncet at North
port witji boat Wednesdays and Saturdays,
MINERAL ACT, 1891.
Cortlfleate of liiiprorcmentH.
noticr:   •
Tub STic^iA'iNnKK Minrrai Ouim
Sltunloat Greenwood Camp, KcttlaliiverMining Division of Vale District, U. 0, '   "
'AKK NOTICK that I, William- T. Smith:
freo miners certificate No. 51158, intend
days from the dale herodf to apply to-the
Gold Commissioner for a corliilcate of mijivovc'
moots, for the purpose of obtaining a Crown
grant of the above claim. '   **•
And further take notice, that ad verso claims
must bo sent to'the (fold CommifmJoner and action commenced boforo tlio Issuance of ej\ch
ecrtillcato of improvements, '
Dated this 5th day nf August, ISfliJ,        .'. *
V
D.  McOUFF,
General Blacksmith,
midway, b. o.
All KIiiiIb ol Worl; Executed to tbe Satin
iictjoii uf Customers.
COURTS OF ASSIZE^
Table Showing the bates end Places of Courts
of.Asslze. Nisi Prlus, Oyer and TeCmlnei*.
and General Gaol Delivery for th.
Y.ar 1895.
Nl'UINtl ASSIZES
Nnnalmo Tuenday, Tth May,
New WostmlMlei;. a.'. .Tiionday, lUh Majr.
Vancouver .','.'...... .TucBday, 21«t Ma-/
Clinton Monday, 871b May.
Wow Tuesday, ffltb May.
K-tiatlahas MoMy.Srd June,
Vernon,.... Mohdaj'10th Juno;
"Bonnitl.-.     Fridsf, Hth Snne;
•Nelson....;... Wednesday, 19th Junej
p.m.i. Ansi/.r.a,
Clinton.:.a-..:: Thursday, Uth Soptombor,
Hiclilicld Monday, 30th Soptombe?
Kaiiiliiups Monday, Jth October
Vornon Monday, lllh October
I.ylltiio Friday, llth, October,
Now WoHtinlnater.. Wednesday, Uth Novomber,
Viuniiiiivor Moniay.llth November
vlctortft.i: a......Tuesday, 19th NoveiaUor,'
Naualmo. ..'fuestlay, S»th Novomlut
"Special Aeslztj tu^ti ■■—*——— im.ii i.i ,n,iwrg=
HBTRORO*iOOICAI> REPORT.
Ul   49 Long '1*'50
AltiUlc, 1.80(1 feet above sca.le.ycl.
'laiiif.'ill for week, .00 of on inch.
fFMl'Dl m'llF. 1'OK   WEEK   ESI11N0    AUG. 11,
Max.  Min
Aug. 5   93
-    II   »J
LOCAL AND DISTItCT.
Mr. J. C. Unney of Rossluuil, passed!
through Midway on Saturday on liis
way home from a. trip to Fairview,
McKinney, and other of our camps.
Mr. and Miss Cnstleiiiati arrived in
Midway on 8undny week last. They
had brought with them all the way
(rotn Ohilllvfftck, a number of milch
cows and a young Jersey bull.
Miss Lewes, the successful applicant
"or the post of teacher of the Midway
public-si'hool, arrived from Penticton
yesterday, and commenced her duties to-day,
On the iiioriiing.tif tlie HI li inst., llie
stables, store-house, and 'implement*
shed, the pi'opcrly (if Mr. W. U. Me-
gaw of Vernon, and the barber-shop of
Mr. Watson were totally destroyed by
Ijri'.   The dames started in lhe stables.
Itir. Powers returned on Friday from
S trip to Rossland, and, reports tiinen.
rather quieter then they, might, her in
Ihe great mining camp, owing to the
fact that a number of miners sre laid
off, awaiting the placing of heavy machinery for the Le Roi and War Eagle,
mines. When active operations are
again resumed, the result will lie a
large pay roll, and consequently lietter
times.
R. E, Ballard, M.E. and assayer of
Ruby, Wash.ti)o,!("#diUirough tp.wu on
Saturday, on his way to Trout Creek.
He reports mining matters as very
quiet in and around' Ruby; and like
many another he is attracted to our
IJ. C. mining camp., owing to the more
evident activity. Should Trail Creek
not satisfy his expections, he will return and endeavour lo locate in some
qf our Boundary Creek camps.
Mr. W. II. Bullock-Webster's appointment as Chief of Police of th.
New Westminster district was a matter of pleasurable surprise to his many
blends in the Lower Okanagan, where.
for soiiiti years past be successfully and
faithfully carried out thu J.iticn of
cjonsinlile. Only icceutly In'lia-l been
appointed Mining Recorder for tb"
Qsoyntis division of Yale,'and now his
new promotion v*.onld lend, in .-li""
thjij liis slur is in Ihe iitci'lidt'lltj nml.
Illougli Hiti loveis.of ortler iw,ifin-.;,- I i
purl wilh so I'fllclulil all officer, yel an*
lliev pleased thai lie Hns hern removed
lo a larger sphere of usefulness, and
few will doubt liis ability m fill his
Hew position with cruJIt to liinibclf
and to tlie Province,
Sjr.nic time between tlie 22nd iind
28th of this tuimlll. Midway will be
110001011 by avisit from the Slipei'ln*
tendeut of - Presbyterian- Missions in
North-western Canada, Dr. J. Robertson, iit-.-niupniiieil by tlin It iv, C. VaV.
Giifi1.hi of Winnipeg. These gentlemen
nfler delivering lectures, and looking
over tlin iinl'l here, will proceed lo
Vernon to attend a meeting of lhe
Kmiiloops Presbytery, which is to be
held there on the 3rd of September. If
the Inhabitants of Midway and district
desire a resident pastor, they should
not fail to make their wishes known to
Qn, Robertson, who has it in liis power
to grant such a request, should he consider il reasonable,
MIXING   NOTES.
Mr. Christie, we are glad to near, has
nuf-e.moi-e struck it rich on the Nightingale.
Messrs. Slionqitest and McArthur are
working ou the Robert Kmiiiat claim,
Long Lake Camp. This claim is on the
same ledge as the Jewel, and,jthe work
so far done, discloses i»„ good strong
vein of ore, about 4 feet in width and
well mineralized.
Six men are at work on the development of the Roderick Dim, Long Lake
Camp, for Mr. Jones of. Spokane, who
w-fpily purchased a half interest in
the propeity from Messrs. St^tuir^aud
Patterson.
Dr. Shaw and Mr. King of Spokane, are paying a visit to Long Lake
Oamp, the one on a pleasure trip, and
the guest of Mr.Jones, the oilier on
business connected with some nf the
free milling propositions iu the camp.
Colonel Russel, who has heen in  our
camp* for some lime past examining
properties, is now paying attention  to
Long Lake Camp, nnd expresses himself as very much pleased with the appearance of the ledges,
_'■ The ore, br rather capping, of the
Iioii Mask claim, recently located on
the west side of Long Lake Camp liy
' Messrs. Benerman and J. Frank, is in
appearance very' much like that found
• ujion' soiipe.of.the properties in Qreen-
w.dod, and indicates the existence   nf
other Ihanfree milling'propnsitions to
be found there.
A'Dlatinf atihetl Arrival.
iSimd'ay's stage frtnn.Miircus brought.
' tq t'His country a distinguished milling,
iqan, in the person of Prof. R. A..F)
Penrose, Ph. D. Prof, Penrose visits
t|ils country at the solicitation uf Capt,
Adams, and whilst here will make a
more or less thorough rixanilnntioii of
the. different, mining camps. Prof
Penrose has the chair of Economic
Geology at the Chicago University,
and was formerly DoctorofPliilosophy
at Harvey College, and also Assistant
State Geologist for East Texas, he
has recently lieen employed by the
Uiljted States Government tn report
on the great Cripple Creek mining
districl. He was also employed by the
government to report upon the manganese and phosphate deposits of the
United States, and his work in connection, with, these investigations received
the very highest commendation, Au
opinion, therefore, from such a source
will be worth having.
Incredible as it may appear, on good
authority we are able to state tliat Ihe
Townsite Company, are actually taking
slaps, (save the mark 1) for the building
of tbe proinised residential mansions.
Word has been received from Montreal
authorizing the trustee, Oapft Adams,
to Immediately engage the necessary
army of workmen. And wo understand I lie Captain is negotiating with,
the Armour Beef Packing Co. of Chi--
cago, for a large supply of concentrated essence of "conservation of energy,"
willi the free use of which a mansion
will be "evolved,"--dimensions, 14x 18
and leau-to, or too lean. This is" matter "for jubilation indeed, The house
will be built on anarchical principles;
and plastered inside with agnosticism.
■—~♦	
A Disgraceful Affair.
A correspondent writing from Grand
Forks says that on the 6th insl. the
place was visited in the evening by a
number of drunken men from the
Boundary Mountain, who after holding high carnival and causing a disturbance, retired to tlie bush to slumber,
leaving upon the scene of the carousal
two men, Dick Harrington and Daniel
Courtney, fighting* over a dispute
about, a mineral claim, with clubs and
Winchesters in true western fashion,
resulting in tlie wounding of Harrington in the leg with, a ball from the
Winchester, and also a bad bruise on
the arm inflicted with the butt end of
the same weapon. The altercation between the two men grew out of the
jumping of a claim by Keightley and
Humphry, the claim having heen orig-
init|ly1l(iciit.ed.liy I),. Courtney, Jack
Shannon, and J: A. Manley, At the
time of writing Ihe battle-field had
lieen cleared of I he wounded, who are
being cared for, and are doing well.
VERNON NOTES.
(Fnnn .our own correiiponflenkl,.
On Tuesday night, the UOlli nil,,
Lord Aberdeen's st allies a,ud Implement
shed were burned to the ground. Two
horses werji,lll|lcd, and all the liny and
farming niiicirinei'y was destroyed.
The lire wns caused liy Iho explosion of
a lantern. T|»bttildlM("S were, insured.
Messrs. Win. Marl in, ,1ns. McLean,
iind seve'ail others lefl uuWoilnt'sday's
train for Rossland.
A crowded house greeted the Misses
Wnhling, of London, Eng. who performed here on Monday evening under
llieii.iispice.sof Ihe City. B/wA. The
character of the programme was of a
very high order, and was rendered ill a
milliner which would be hard lo excel.
The skirl, dancing by the Misses Rosalind und Lucy wns loudly applauded,
as was also Ihe Irish jig, and the Highland sword .Ljiice in national costume.
In " An April Jest." Miss Peggy sustained the part of the masculine character very creditably, A special fea
lure of the evening were the piano
solos hy Miss Kenrick. The Band are
to be congratulated |iipon the success
Iif the entertainment.
Mr. Mansen, who has been in Rossland for tiie past, few months, returned
home on Tuesday's train,
We have inuqhipleasure in offering
our felicitations to Mr. H. E. C.Harris,
one of tlie most prominent farmers in
the Spallmncheen, who was recently
married lo Miss Sybil Senclair, daughter of the late Col. Senclair, of tlie
British ani|y, Mr. Harris owns, spine
500 acres of lapd in, one of the most
charming spots in the Salmon river
valley. The property at one time be
longed to Mrs, Blight, widow of the
great statesman, whp purchased it on
account of lhe beauty of the surroundings.
Mr, "Billy" Holliday has, we learn,
forsaken photography, and,, blossom-
uii'tl out as a landed-proprietor, having
recently purchased from Messrs. Wood
& Rabbitt. of Armstrong, a small plot
containing twelve acres, upon which
he expects to grow prodigious crops of
vegetables and small fruits. We trust
lhat Mr. Holliday will soon have a
good ' proof that tbe statement of the
'negative'value of the cabbage-head
in the Armstrong market is unfounded.
Tlie strike which occurred among the
farm-laborers in Ihis vanity njetwitly,
is a nu>tter which lias., caused a good
deal of comment, and it is generally
conceded that the men acted rightly
under the circumstances, in demanding
an increase in wages; the crops are
heavy, and ripening rapidly, and labour for once Is very scarce, the men
therefore remember that until within
ihe past two yeats, $2,00 per day was
funnily paid liei-tf at lowest -time.- On
the olWhajid farmers cannot 'he loo
carefifLuvkeeping down expenses,, as
tiiey have no idea as yet what prices
the crops are likely lo bring,
HIS SECOND WIFE.
"Three hundred dollars! And yon expect me to pay for il?"
"Yes; I knew you cnnld afford it.   If
yon had been poor I   should never h-ive |
tjiotitilit of U.   There   is any amount uf j
miiH u in it.   Just hear v.''   And without .
giving llllll lime for Another word Him nat
down an  commenced playing mil hinging
Koine  of  tliu  beautiful   oil li rob   hymns,
which   she knew   he   was. g.irticu.arhr
fond of.
Ah I Hiiid before it was beneath Hiram
Armstrong'sdiuutty to scold an I r.tVH- and
not knowing w.hat to do bu stood silently
hy aiid lwtetitfd, The instrument was a
good one, Mrs. Armstrong hud a .sweet
voice, aud somehow lliu luushj seemed to
s otlie the angry f. eii itfs* that this nnwar-
r»n table net or bin wife had amused. Be-
ffire she luui finished, Iih thought tu biin*
Hi'lf that it Wns not ho hud a thing to have
u piano in the house, after all; fnt IIUVt
when the church member* met there us
they Hoiii'itiui'8 did, they o>mid havemusic
nml Hingii'g. iih well as prayers. He did
not admit this lo liis. wife,, though. The-
only reiuurK be uiude aa she turned from
the piano wan:—
"I ma surjiris.-d that you should have
taken Hiich a liberty; do.i t over let U happen ii-jniti."
"No," replied she, demurely: "I^don't
lljink I Hindi ever want -mother."
For the hint time in bis life. Hiram Arm--
strong luid found a will a? Htroug us his
own, and a purpose that was so quietly
and poi-isletitlv carried inlo eiuutiticii,
tlmt 'In ro wai really no ohnnce fqr.Mm to.
OppOBU it,
A few days after tbo arrival of' tlio
pl.ino, Mrs. Armstrong found tbe old domestic laying the table for dinner in tbe
kitchen, within a few feet of the glowing
Stove,
"Why have yon not set the table In the
dining room, as uhiiuI?" -din inquired,
"Because," replied Mrs, Gruiup. "it
makes bo miioh more work; and .Mr. Armstrong is willing to eat in thu kitchen."
"But I Hindi uot eat iu the kitchen; and
I don't think it would save labor to set
Uvo tables,"
"The first Mrs. Armstrong always used
to eat iu tlie kitchen when there wus no
company here."
"You seem to forget, one thing, Mrs.
Grutunt"
"What is it?"
"That I am not tho first Mrs. Armstrong, and I am iu no way bound to curry
out her plans. When I came here, I,came
as mistress, and as such I intend to rein uin. You will oblige me by removing
the dinner lo the diniiigrnunij-aiid never
ngjiiii set the table for me in the kitchen/
unless I desire you to."
.Mrs. Grninpst aliojit moving the dishes, but with a sullen, spiteful iiuvmer that
was perfectly exasperating, When the
last article hud been removed, she came
and >to,id before her mistress, t
"Jlw, Arnistroug,",8aid rVip, "I have
lived in ih,H ..oiis» more than twenty y.ars,
ntid have never hiul a hard word with any-
both ; lini I don't think you nud I will get
on well together, I am llvi old lo put "op
witii your uu.v-t'iu:li.'d notions, nud 1 bud
better leiiv.', though goodness knows where
1 shall go in, nt my time of life."
' V«-ry Well, Mrs. Grnniji; Irhou'd never
think of -iitfuli rging^ ay uhj.v.d inltlifnl
d'iiientic,. like,.yourself, and I h; ouid bo
sorr lo have vou go out into ilm world at
your time of life;-still, if you are sure thut
you c.iunot put up with mjf ways, ynu hud
belter lave. I will speak lo Mr. Arm-
strong jibnut your Wages." • Or'jjtoji a iuo-
Iueiit;dio will not lm->hf-jj-p until u'veiiing.
a tl if you wish to leave this afternoon] I
will pay you out of my own purse," j
Mrs. Grnmp burst into tenia, She hiid
nut really nvut to go; ami Mrs. Armstrong
s'lrniised ,i.s.much. Still she pitied the
old worn-ii, and fluid kindly;
''■Hbuumember, it w:« your own tiro-
posai, Mrs. Grnmp. As 1 said, before, I
should lje mii-py t*Jin*e yovHenve; hut you
urn ai liberty to do mi if yon like, 1 shall
have no. trouble iu finding some one to
fill your placu; but whoever comes:into
tills liuu-e ai a servant, will understand
disiinu Iy that I am mistress, though I do
npt mean to be a bard one, Yoll know
that both Mr. Armstrong aud mysilf have
often urgt'd you lo have au assistant in the
kitchen, for neither of us wisiiyou to labor
hard: and it hi your own choice to do tho
work alone. Think tho matter,over a
while; I should be glad to .have you stay,
bpt if you wish to leave you can do so at
your earliest convenience."
That win ihe last that Mrs. Armstrong
heard a out it, Mrs. Grnmp prepared tea
as mini1, aud the only olinnge noticeable iu
ber demeanor wus au added touch of
humility.
That evening a few of Mrs. Armalrong's
old friends culled, aud a Vvry,-s«cial time
they had. The hostess, .with ready tact,
drew her husband into the conversutiou,
and managed it iu audi a way tlmt he
could not fail to beeutUO interested. After
awhile mimic was introduced, and,the
sound of merry song afr-j cIiochb atJlSied ,
thu echi.-'H iu tho grand ■ old house, and
roused Mm. Grnmp from ber doze in the
old arm chair in the kitchen, causing her
to wonder if Hiram Armstrong would allow,
his new wife to turn the house .tupsy* .
tuny.
After her visitors- bad' left, Mrs. Arm-
Btro ig ttirue I to her husband, and said,
w-jtb apparent ignorance of giving offence:
"Didn't you like those soups, HiramT"
"No, I didn't I I think such sentimental
trash too abominable to be uuugin a Christian family!"
"Why, I think them splendid. You
wouldn't want to sing doleful psalms, ail
the week round 1"
"lUeiul i-hiiIiiir, as you call them, are
much more appropriate in a sinful world
like this than such frivolous iioUBensu ai
you Miri-rUed me by singing .thi* evening!"
"What a mistake God made then whon
ho created thu canary and bobolink, In-,
stead of making all birds owji and raveiiH)
But tlieru is one s nig which I saved on
purpose to sing to you alone, so you must
hear li.   1 know you will,like it."
Before htic-ndd utter a word of objection fihe sat down lo tlie piano, aud begun
to play and sing the sweet, nad song of
"Christie betiiie," Fora moment after tho
Insl uoie ceased, thore w is silence in ,tht)
room; tlion M>d, Arms rung said:—
"N(U\v, hiram, you must sing one song
with me! 1 know you can sing for 1 have
heard you at the prayer ■meetings; so cume
let us have "Allltl Lang Synel" And she
commenced ihe familiar ftir, motioning hor ,•
hunbuild to follow.
After a feff lines had be n sung, he von-
tlii- d tu joju-liia voice w.tli hers, bit fuel-
iif all tiie while as bashful aud ashamed
as i.fchonli.oy who Jh caught in the i ol of
composing his lirst sonnet, Hut tne ice
was brnseli, .tiiat was all that the wily > ip-
lo.lialllt   expected,    Mid   Willi >ut ailollicr
w rd of reproof, Hiram Armsirotm rell.ed
fei Iiu;. ui ni i.,ely Hkb the ol.l woman w-ho
did not know whether she Were bcis-df or
spine m-iy . l-o.
Mein.whi e the tea-party had  not been
forgotten- and as An-jiist was in If1* prime.
Mrs. Armstrong lieit ttlmi itwastuc .u
giveulli*s-il jet s'li. us-ili.-uiiht.   8' - um
Wjm< edO'igti lfn\ttii*t>V Oiiab ii' she ai.if.lll c
ed bei'iij.ii.i liuntffiiurikiii-g.;-UHtiy ol Ur
own ptiriii-uiuir finifinl-ii, liwii- bu-'«nd,
though hu uiiglii Hut obipct to it ill •«tds\
h il it in- his poaec to show he' (•••t-i
their presence was iillwelooUUJ to b <x *•>,
pko ii skilifnl general, «he el»p.-***0 a
little st'tKift'gy Ui, u&lecto accuuipuab her
purpose.
"Don't yoti'lhilik,'" she asked1 the n<xt
morning at break)ant, "that we ought lu
invite the nuuiatm; und. his wif.-* here lu
tea?"
"I don't know; perhaps' it would be the
right thing, but 1 never thought of it.."
"Were they ever invited here?."
"N..."
"That aeems' to be rather unsocial, n<**
yen have heen a member ot bis church so
many years. If I Wt-Bu JjflU* J would invite
tlirin, wiih a fow of your friends ■ nd fellow wnr-hipprrs, to spend the afttruuuu
with us,"
"Yon will' have to entertnim tHem; and
that will mean a great deal of extra work."
"I don't mind that; I can help Mrs.
G ump gel ready for tneni, au I then 1 Will
do my best to.be agreeable. Perhaps len
preside at lhe table iu a way Ihul you WU
i.oi be ashamed of mV"
'"Of course you can! Who. will you
have, and how inauy?"
"Invito whom you ph-ane. Come t"
think uf it wu can have twelve as well m-
lcs<, aud 1 know there aro as many as that
whose eoiup.uy yoll would enjoy. Now
make your selections at hum audi will
take down tnu u mes," So ilm lint v.n-
made mil, ami Mrs. Armstrong, smiled a-
she looked it over.
Tlieru were ihe names of minister B-rnes
and his wife, aud tivu utlnr couples of t.e
B rictest and stiSest sectarians that lue
church contained,
"There," said she, "we will have a
pleasant tint', lam snre! We will amid
out the invitations today, aud linv*
theui here lo-morro.v, Will that mil
you?"
"Yes; but I thought you did not lilt
thesu people?"
"Oh, i have nothing against Ihem rs-
cept their coldness, and 1 suppose ll.ey
cannot help that. I believe we olltfht l ■
treat decent people witli courtesy, eve., i;
wo do not fancy every trait of their ch..r
■cler."
"Qulle right. I am sure you are Yery
kind lo think of entertaining my frletn.i
for tne.   What can I do lo help yon?"
"Noihinguntil to inoirow; then be prepared to wear your brightest nn les, a.id
makfl- the day pass so pleasantly tn..
your guest's wilMuve lo think of ii."
Everything was in r adlness for the
visitors long before they arrived; ami when
they came they were welcomed by Mr*
Armstrong with Hindi kind cordiality imt
th. Ir heals warmed toward her, in f| i
of .tlieinsttlven, The tea-t.ible was u tn irvi
of tuste and nkill, and the hostess presided
wi h moll ease und graoe,,thflt her aaiiilh
bushun 1 was worldly minded enuugn tu
feel [frond of her.
Iu the evening llr> p'ano wai nporo '.ut; ;
Mrs, Arui-slro-ig's sweet voice iniujled wili
the cracked and disc rdaut ones of lor
(,'iic.d-*, 'iii'i sent up liymft after hymn w;
whicli tli y ha I for years been familiar, A ■
la t Mr. ArniftiMiu' t-urpri-ed his wife t,
asking her lutdittf "Cnrisie Deal.t','' Tin u
followed "An!d l.atr; Syne," in which ev
ery one prcseiii j'lined, after thai cam.* ti «•
liatid-slmkiilgjiu i "good nigh'al'i.aiid h-
llie duor cl sed   upon   the   last one,   Lot,..
host and I ostess felt lhat eaeh of their
guests had pa sed it pl-tMBiUit day.
l'hat was tne w.iy in^]iic!i Mrs, Ann
strong brviii/.it .vm.it her own tea pan*.
Of course af er ail ihe kindness and en -
shier tion shown be h:swire low.tr tgnesh
of his own choosing, Mr, ArtilHt ong colli
do no less I llllll sltow t*e same spit.
toward : is win's fri'iils; and no the sec
oiiil party wns aa much of a succchs u-* th*
ft sthad been. There Wile present tl e
very croakers w! o had predicted for h-;
such a -Jo'iniy life, and liny were str
pris d h yo:il tn'/asure at l!.e ease nti'l
treedhiu with wliich she ruled the houai
hotlld, ;.s v e!l an by tne g>iitl*-manly an..
almost cordial manner of her husband
Tilt re were sulijjs ami games lu the oven
ing, and though be declined to take part i
them, he appeared to look aud listen w...
inter st ami plenume; and when at n hit
hour lhey took leave he Htood wl'h hi
wife at th»> gate aud cordially Invited ih* u:
to.iep'iil the visit.
"1 declare fur i !" said one oMliPvMt**r«
afterward, "I never was so surpria-d in
my life!! Helen Holmes ulwuys said s1 "
bad a talent for managing people, and sli>
has proved li! If Hir.un Armstrong's (ir I
wife had shown half as much gumption
she might havo been alive imw."
But a greater surprise than this was!
store fur the village people, U was wel.
known that Hiram Armstrong tnok im
interest at all iu chifdten; ;iu ifuct ih t lii-
own child had been considered by him u
cross rather than a blessing; ho that wneii
it bi caine iiobted abmad ona cold Wintry
day iii'Janunry, that only the nigh: befuiu
some heartiesg .wretch hail lelt upon i e
stately mails threshold a poor little wai;
of humanity, over whose head a few days
at the most had rolled, it was deiddcdib>.<
all, i bin, Hiram Armstrong/would carry U
at once- lo tne almshouse, Mrs. Armsirong
did not think so, however, bhe wa.
passio.lately fond of children, and oUiiv
God had given ber none of her .own, she
determined to adopt .this -one. Sue kne.r
better tiati to say so at once, though; an i
when her Husband proposed to aeiid it
uway, she only said: ;
"We will keep ihe poor thing a few days
until it is a mile stronger, It seems
almost deal from neglect now; and it
won id be lik? murder to leave ii in c ic**'-n
triads, U'tm k ,ows ,but, what, llie Lord
scut it to us for a purpose?'''"
Ho (he b Ijj was kept day after day up
on olio pretence or another, aid when,
three Weeks later, Mra, , Armstrong la d it
in her husba d'.-j army, a^rony, healthy infant, and told him .smi|ii\gly that she toil
decided to call it Hiram -Armstrong, Jr.. a
thrill of almost f.tlierly teuderiiws r..u
through his veins.
After thai, robing coidd induec him lo
have the i lllld sent away. He was.Uvit ng
old, he said, antl needed someone to help
him iu his old age, a,id lie might as well
bring a boy up for lhat .purponc, as to de*
peud upon lined nu*t-vaula,hwho would fee!
no interest in him, only to tee that ne hud
their wages ready.
The advent of thia little on* mad'1 agreu*
change iu tho grand old In line. P^iy-
tiii gs were senttered about in every nee-
tion; I'hi.didi Uugliier ind pattei.iug fool-
Steps Were hear i iu all tiie roonin; aud as
thu imuiths [Hissed by, aud the bo,, aborted
signs udltyre tuan CQU/imm. bin lit)' n d
iulelligeme, Ilo father cwul4 be pro ijlei' of
liis babe thiill wiyi Hiram^Anittttvi^uf nis
adojii ed n'ii,
Mrs. Arm-trong's old frieiids,.wlm had
Krowii in ne extremely social, am n.gii
Iorly, ofiin i.'iuuiii thu [iroiilinin it h
gaiik-of rump witii the inisoMuViuiH b »y,
ami as tiiey milked Binidngly o i i e.; «. d
to . lliclime.lvel. "Who wi,uU Lav.u
thoughi It?" t.
MARVELS OF SCIENCE.
Sirtui) ther'sed star, now iu tbe ascendant, is eoinunle.li he be UJD.OfJO.OOO.OOa
ndl.H d i-t..iiPit utCie sun.
The Siera N.-vada ra-ge of mountains
In California ia nearly 500 miles long, 70
Hide, aud from 7,000»lo iiftarly lo.OUO feet
high.
Lieut. Bersier of the French navy lift**
Hiveuted a compaas which does away witli.
a steetvuinn, aa the compass Bteen ibe*
teasel Itself,
The hair has a growth of ils own apart
from thai which animates the human
body. This accounts for the growth of
the hair  in   the- dead, long after iuter-
ID'-llt,
Seasoned timber is but little liddeto
decay nnd r the influence of a dry Minos-
pin re, ami will real<t decomposition fur an
illdennit- per.od when kept totally submerged iu water.
The aeHa' sjiace within the limit of out"
vision ise leal ted lo havu a diam-tei of
42U.0 ll'tll ulles ttinliiu circiimf-ro ice of
l,;i!il),7-i-J,illli.HHJI) miles.. And thisUoiil/
a fragui'ir. of tliu im nens ty of spaie,
Dr, Sell iff, of Vienna, ban applied
photography to the study of the human
skin. A bright light le- prej'e.cd on the
part of tlie--kin to be examiod, and by
direct exposure many small details of the
skin, including markings not usually dis-
oeruible are photographed,
THEI.l START IN LIFE.
Martin Van Bureu began life as an office
boy for a lawyer, rising slowly to the | osb
tlou uf a clerk, copyist and finally heroin-
inga pi ader in the courts uf justices of
the pence,
Hernadotle, ono of Napoleon'* marshals,
who afterwards became kiig of Sweden,
was educated in the oflioe of a country notary, aud spent his time in copying legal
papers.
Soiitliey, the poet, spent most of his hoy-
hood in his fath'ei'l line i shop. He.
wrote verses in tho intervals of business
and kept his papers bidden among the
goods ou the shelves.
West, the painter, showed bis talent at a
very early age, Hv made .sketches in chir--
coal before he was ten, and some ot bin
early work displays great euse iu the use
of the ciayon,
John Howard showed iu boyhood the
philanthropic trail* that afterwards made,.
his name famous. He was continually on
the ou 'look for some case of distress thut
he might relieve,
Wolsey's early, life it said to have been-
pfts.-cd mainly iit-- the- slaughter house of,
ids father, who Was a butcher.' He was
sometimes called by bis enemies "The
Butcher's Dog."
PERSONS AND THINGS."
There nre fifty-seven thousand womani
engaged in farming iu lhe United States.
The first known instance of the ubo of
coal was in .Eiighui&hh tile year 8C0. It
was then cubed "fossil fuel."
A Philatli'lphii colored man lived for
three days in untiling hirt ■ tmiig.-s which*
be stole fr. iu watering troughs ami dried.
It is hta'.ed that out of the forty thousand men employed- by the railroads of
Canada and United State* only nbdut one-
thousand altend utuirclt-regularly.
The evangelistic work conducted by.'
Rev, John McNeill iu Africa has been eminently succe'ssful. II" addressed the ua-.
lives through interpreters.
An anti cigarette crusade has been begun iu Jersey city, where shout fourteen
hundred pupils of the schools are now
wearing the badgo of the Anti-Cigarette
league
The Church Missionary society has
opened a medical uii-sion station at liun-
nn, on the borders of Afganistnn, a country which 1ms beeu aa firmly closed to-
missions as Tibet/,
The Christian Herald has headed a subscription for the relief of tbe CoreanB,
willi one tho sand barrels of flour. The
Corean mini-ter nt Washington has expressed his gratitude to the [taper.
THE WOMEN.
Lady Brooke has about, twenty smaU.1
Japanese spaniels, worth $300eaflh.
Mrs. George W. Childs, widow of the
Philadelphia ed tor, has arranged for the-
building of a palatial mansion In Washington.
Mrs. S, E. Taylo-, a Georgia prencher,
is said to surpass Sum Jones in the plainness and persuasiveness of her pulpit eloquence.
Tlie widow of Senator HoarBt, of California, is said to bo tho most heavily insured woman in America. She has poll i
oLes amounting to $300,000 on her life.,
TRY.
In tho water for purplo and bine call-'
eees, soda added.
Purifying jars from grease, by soaking
In strong soda water.
For washing oeillngs blackened by a
kerosene lamp, soda water.
In the viii ing water for-pink or groen
calicoes, vinegar added.
Washing au oilcloth with a flannel and
warm water, wiping dry, nnd rubbing a
little skim milk over.—Good Housekeep
log.
NAMED BY THE PUBLIC. .
The Duke of Wellington was called tbo
Achilles of Knglrnd, from tho victory at
Waterloo.
James Keuimore-Cooper has boen called
theSo.tof the Seas, from bis stories of
tu,arine life,
Charles I. wns called tbe Man of Blood
by the Puritans and the Royal Martyr by
the Royalists,
Sir Pidhp Sydney was the Poet of Kiss-,
lug because of tho amatory obaruoter of
much of his verse,
Henry Fielding was called tbe Prince of
Novelists, from his skill in depicting char
aider iu liciloli.
Hay n was called the'Father of Symphony, from ihe prominence he gave that
form Of eouip'.siinm.
Charles J in " Fox w«» called the Man
of the People, inun his generally taking
the opposition in politics ,
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Thia building I two utoroj's high and stmidivi
on its own ground of halt an aero in ox tout, and
Is in a commanding bllslncM im-ili'-ii.
I-'UK TlKMS AlTI.Y'lO
I), MCilULSON.
OKANAOAN MtWTflN
LOUIS,
Im 3t T.1 T» ill JL»y.
1 — lAll urdl'in [iioiiiplly iiIIvikImI lm--
Grand Forks, B.C.
i'OR SALE
160 Acres of Land. All Meadow.
BETWEEN Sixty and Uovouty Aoros cHc«roil I
and Uniinisl. six milofl Irom I'sinp Mr  -
Kim ity.   Our Mllr lluln w.ia.a.". nsid.
Aiuiij-v-.uv.vNut; tiiiua-.
if Capt. Adams' Sunday evening talk
hub upon the subject of Canada's political destiny. He spoke of four possible
conditions:
(1) The present Colonialism, (2) Imperial Federation. (3| Independence,
|4) Annexation, in favour of Colonialism were llie protection of Great Britain, and the sentiments of patriotism,
pride nml affection ; against it were inability to negotiate treaties, having to
refer vexed questions for final solution
Id A nation 3,000 miles acrosa the sea,
nnd a lack (if stimulus due lo a dependent condition. This condition be did
imt believe could be permanent.
I'm- Imperial Federation there were
ninny reasons based upon sentiment,
bill people would insist upon trading
for profit, and would not he content,
In the present facilities for world-wide
transportation, to restrict their Intercourse, to one ling.
Independence, lie suid, was desirable
nsn promoter of national prosperity,
nml the development nf lhe heel char*
notorialiea of true patriotism, Dut.
while hostile tariffs were maintained,
It wuuld be impracticable to avoid dictation from the powerful nation lo the
south of iis.
Annexation, he believed to be the
natural condition, and iiltiinatedestiuy
of Canada, It was a question of geo
graphy. Nature bus made us Ameti
cans, and the maintaining of a European connection is a violation of natural
Indications. The development of Can-
iulu must devolve largely fnnn the enterprise and capital of the United
States, The removal of commercial
nnd political barriers would greatly accelerate this movement, But, he ad-
initled the people of Canada were not,
reaily for political alliance, and some
changes were necessary in the laws and
instilutiiins of the United States be-
flire such a change were wholly desirable. Ho considered that lhe immediate movement should he inwards reel
npocity of commerce with the United
Stales, though free trude with the
world would be still better; and he
thought that after some years of free
Intercourse there would naturally come
about a union nf all the countries nf
|he Norlh American continent inloone
pat ion.
. ►.-.	
KETTLE HIYlUt MIX INC. DIVISION.
KECORDS (IF MINERAL LOOATIONS FOR
Tim WEEK ENDING AIK1UBT 7.
6th.
mil
i'
7th.
Sailor Boy, N. F. Kettle River,
W. H. Hickerson, S. 0, Meyers.
Western Star, ditto,     djtlo.
lion Dollar, Summit Camp, J,
W. Cheer,
Bed Girl,     ditto,     ditto.
Cairngorm, Long Lake Camp,
D. Stewart.
Monarch,     ditto,     ditto.
Unknown.   Wellington  Camp,
E. C. Brown.
Stella,  N.   F, Kettle Kiver, L.
Wagner.
Nellie,     ditto,     ditto.
Standard, N. F.  Kettle River,
E. Evans,
Wellington,  ditto,     ditto,
Mammoth,    ditto,      ditto.
Grubstake, N. F. Kettle River,
J. F. Burr and J. H. Rolfe.
Criterion,  ditto,     ditto.
Ledger,     ditto,     ditto.
Tiger, N. F. Kettle River, C. 0,
Washburn.
Diamond. Hitch,  ditto,     ditto,
, Peacock, Greenwood Camp,  G,
P, Leyson.
TRANSFERS.
Yellow Jacket, J interest, C, C.
Sands to L. Merson and P.   W.
McGregor.
FOREIGN MINING NOTES.
ROOK-DRILLING CONTEST.
At Cripple Creek, Coloiado, recently,
jn the miners' rock drilling contests,
|he principal event was a double match
fur which nearly twenty teams were
ei^ered. The first prize, $Ti00, was
won in ten niiiiut.es hy a learn who
drilled Si 7-8, the next successful drill*
ing 32} inches in the same tjpie.
STRIKE OF PACKERS,
The pucker* e.nguged in carrying
freight into Ihe (Jiivilipo country have
gone on strike, and as a consequence
ivprk on tlie Cariboo has heen delayed.
These mines are located nearly 200
miles norlh of Ashcroft. Old timers
will call to mind tlie dilllculties en*
foimlered iu reaching |he diggings
neii||y Sj) yeam ago, mu[ seemingly the
facilities are uot much greater now,
GOLD PRODUCING COUNTRIEB.
Ill 1801 the United Slates produced
| Ini piost gold of any counlry in" the
world, and California produced more
I hnn any slate in the Union. The gold
yield of the United States last year aggregated $80,789,0621 Ihal of Australia,
jWiilO.rSI, and Austral^e,, $88,478,-
K74, It is said that this year the order
lyill lie reversed, and Africa will foil the
greatest gold producer, Australasia
next, and the Slnles next. The tnlal
pul put of the year will proliahly he
greater than formerly hy $20,000,000,
 II*1	
THE i:slAlll.lNUMf:V. OF A HlglNfl
BUREAU,
The Hon, the Minister of Mines has
I'linsed In he sent out to the various
|iiiniiig recorders thrniighnu'j' tho pro;
viiice, circulars i-cuiiesijiig I hem to
gather all pnmnhlc Informal Inncotlrcrii.
jail ilie mines iiiid  mining operations
will he forwarded through the gold-
commissioners of the districts to Victoria, with samples nf ores from the
mines, and also samples of the rock
from the hanging and fontwalls. This
is the first move towards the establishment of a mining bureau in Ihe province. For the present, specimens of
ore thus obtained will be placed in the
provincial museum. Information as
nearly as possible, of overy Important
mine will he recorded, to which reference can be niadc hy intending investors ur others.
 *-.-*	
A TUNNELING MACHINE.
L. Beoard, of Calaveras, has patented and is now having built at AKaville
a machine which is intended to revolutionize present met hods of tunneling,
says the Mining and Scientific Press.
He claims that It will " saw out a tunnel " at the rate of twenty-three feet
per day, which, If practicable, will materially reduce the cosl of drift work.
The subject is uf interest lo every miner, nnd if Mr, liicaril can give practicable and sal isfuctury shewing of his machine he has as good a thing for himself and the mining wnrld as lias been
evolved for some time, The machine
is described as being Iwulve feel, long,
four feet wide, and six feet high, and
with the fourteen horse power engine
that runs It, weighs 0,800 pounds. The
principle is Hint nf a circular saw. Sixty drill points attached to each of two
wheels, four feet high and eight inches
lu diameter make 600 revolutions' per
minute; each point une half of an inch
apart, every revolution feeding one
eight of an Inch. The inventor Bays it
will cut twenty feet nf a 8x8 tunnel in
a day in tlie hardest ruck at a cost of
$1 per foot, The machine cost $1,000
and requires three men tn um it. The
rock is crushed us fine as wheat grains
carried to the rear and dumped in a
car. the drill points weigh one quarter of a pound each, last four days, and
are kept cool by a steady stream of
water. While all things are possible,
and it would be unfair and premature
to attempt discussiun of a project yet
in embryo, it is to be said that some of
tlie inventor's calculations seem difficult of practical fulfilment.
 •--♦-<	
TWO TALES OK THE BAR.
The Saving Question,
Some lawyers seem lo have no sense
of honor in Ihe means by which they
try to discredit t|<e testimony of those
opposed to ihem ; in illustration of
whicli we need only adduce the following specimen of cross-questioning.
Counsel: " Mr. Jenkins, will you have
the goodness of answering me directly
and categorically, a few plain questions?" Witness: "Certainly, sir."
"Well, Mr, Jenkins, lsth,ere a female
living with you who is known in the
neigbliorliouil as Mrs. Jenkins!'"
"Theieis," "Is she under your protection ?" W Yes." " Do you support
her?" " I do." " Have you ever been
married to her?" " I have not." (Here
several jurors scowled gloomily on Mr.
Jenkins.) "That is all Mr. Jenkins."
Opposing Counsel: "Slop, one moment, Mr. Jenkins, is the female in
question your mother?"  " She is."
az,.   /*.    ^3 j-i i-i x v K.t i*^ u,
DRY GOODS AND MILLINERY,
VERNON.
The Only Store in the City that Has a Complete Line of Ladies' Goods.
In DRESS GOODS we have an immense assortment, with all the Latest Trimmings to match.
In MILLINERY we are sure we can please you, ns we have a first-class
milliner, and can give you the latest in those gnuds at prices never before heard of,
Our DRKS8MA KElt lins luui large cxpcricncoAt tin* Inisinras. nml a perfect n't Is guaranteed
providing you send the correct measure.
Keincniljer we carry everything Unit a lady requires, and can save you money if you send your
orders to un.  Bend one to-day anil be convinced.
THUMB CASH WITH OIlDKn.
CAMPBELL BROS.
Importers and Manufacturers
of All Kinds of
FTTIfclfflTTTI-tE,
ds-6m VERNON, B. C.
Armstrong Sash and Door Factory.
ALL K1NDH OP
DOORS, SASHES, MOULDINGS,
HOUSE  FURNISHINGS, ETC., ETC.,
Manufactured on the Premises and Kept in Stock.
Write for Prices to
N. MCLEOD,
ARMSTRONG, B. C,
The Vain, of an Architect.
There is a story on record of an architect repudiating any connection willi
the building frftternity iu !||e cusp of
the laic eminent and talented Mr, Alexander, Ihe architect, of Rochester
bridge and several other fine buildings
in the county of Kent. He was under
eross-exatiiinutinn iu a special jury
case at Maidstone, liy Sergeant--afterwards Baron—Gnrrow, who wished to
detract from Ihe weight of his testimony, and who, after asking him what
was his name, proceeded tli\\s; ('You
area builder, I believe?" "No, sir, 1
am not a builder, I am an arcditect."
" Ah! well; architect or builder, builder or architect, they are much the
same, I suppose?" "[beg your pardon, sir, I cannot admit that; 1 consider Ihem to lie totally different." •' Oh,
indeed, perhaps ynu will explain where
in this gfpat difference consists?" "An'
architect, sir, prepares tlie plans, conceives (lie design, draws mil the specification—In short, supplies the mind i
(lie builder is merely the bricklayer or
tlie carue.iiteri-the builder, in fact, is
the machine! the architect the power
lhat puts the machine together and
sets it going," " Oh, very well, Mr.
Architect, that will do; aud now after
your very Ingenious distinction with*
put a (]ilfere|ice, perhaps yuii can inform the court wlm was the architect
of tlie Tower nf llabel ?" "Tho Tower
of Babel, sir!" replied the witness.
"Tlieru was no iircbileet-iind hence
the confusion."
 ►••!	
Nothing of III. Sort.
He (api vipgly) -You're a girl after
my own heart.
She (indignantly)-Sir I I'm after nothing pf the sort 1-New York World.
MIDWAY
Tko    F ia. ■&-km. »• ■»"
Railway, Mining and Agricultural
Centre of the Kettle River
Country.
Lots on Easy Terms to Actual
Residents.
FOR PARTICULARS APPLY TO
W.H. NORRIS, ont. R.C. ADAMS,  ft
Midway, B. C.
Montreal, P, Q.
tmmmmmmm
*
Tie Yernoii Livery      k
II    Feed and Sale Stables,
Having taken over the stables of Gallagher k Stevenson, and thoroughly over
hauled and refitted the premises, I am prepared to meet the demands
of the public   I have on hand a complete stock of new rigs,
(double and single) for public use, and also a goin1 lot
of well broken carriage and saddle horses.
Tourists desiring to see the country would do well to call.
[ingle Drivers,      Good Double Drivers,
Good Saddle Horses.
Ladies' gentlu double and single drivers and saddle horses,
Horses hoarded by the week or month (Iwx stalls if desired).
Horses broken to harness, and horses nnd cattle mild on commission.
Dealer in buy and grain, wholesale and retail,
Oorner Of miBSion maaA Tb-ouhou &-txrmmttm
W. GARDNER, Pn
OiuKwllo W, II. Mogaw'8 Btoro,
Post Olllco Hon 13!
ROl'MKTOTI.
Vernon Private College,
YERN0N, B. C.
F, Aprikn Meyer, Principal.
flRND KOIt PROSfKOTIIS.
NOTB.—This stable, will bo run strictly tlrst-clnss In ovory particular. My drivers aro all froo
and gentle disposition, ana tlio most durable stock tlio market win produce. Special nltontion
to triiuslont trail,- mill to Imill'lliiii, '
|.i. All kinds of heavy teaming promptly attended to.
A 3-1JNCH PUMP
Fov   Sale
Will Work at 50 Feet or 300 Feet.
Complete wi Pipe and Brass Working Barrel,
-A.11 OTe-w
Will Sell the Same Cheap For Cash.
ALL  KINDS  OF
Hardware and Stoves
Cheaper than tbe Cheapest I
Better tban tbe Best 1
AT THE STORE OP
W. J. ARMSTRONG
HARDWARE, TIN AND STOVEMAN.
■ramros, b.o.       je». o. Bax,i27.
NICHOLLES & RENOUF, L'td
VletoLla,  B. O.
AGBICULTURAL MACHINERY.
SOLK AGENTS K01t
Brantford § Binders @ and § Mowers
THE BEST IN THE MAIIKI T,
A Full Line of Waggons, Trucks, Ploughs, Harrows &c, &c.
WAREHOUSE AT VERNON.
G. F. Ccsterton, -A.g-en.-t.
BAN ^MONTREAL
CAPITAL (nil paid up) .
REST	
$12,000,000.
.    6,000,000.
SIR DONALD A. SMITH, Pres.     HON. GEO. E. DRUMMOND, Vice-Pwi
E. S. (JLOUSTON, Gbnkbal Manaokii
S-A.VIKr.GhS   BRANCH.
HATE OK INTEREST AT PRESENT 31 PER OENT.
BULLION AND GOLD DUST HANDLED.
Branches in London, Eng„ New York and Chicago, and in all tlie principal citi*,
In Canada,   Uuy mid Sell Sterling Exchange and Cable Transfers.  Grant
commercial and travelling eredits.aviillable In any partof the world,
Drafts Issued.        Collections Made to all Points.
BHASC1IK8 IN BlilTISII COLU.MIIU I
VANCOUVER     -     -     NEW WESTMINSTER.
VICTORIA    ....        NELSON
Branch ; 6. A.
Fentieton Livery, Feed and Sale Stables
Good Single and Double Drivers, and
Gentle Saddle Horses.
PACK
HORSES
AND
GUIDES
H. E. WALKER, PROP.
FURNISHED
HUNTING PARTIES
: IUD1: k : FEED : STORE.
Hutchison & Davidson, Proprietors,.
Flour and all kinds of Feed always In stock.
Rolled Oats, Oatmeat, and Cornmeal.
Fresh Eggs and Butter.
All kinds of Foreign and Domestic Fruit In Season.
A choice line of Confectionery, Biscuits, Tobaccos A Cigars,
All kinds of Summer Drinks.
Corner Barnard Avenue and Vance Street, VERNON, B. C.
VICTORIA HOTEL
VERNON, B. C.
MURPHY & FAULKNER, Props.
No Trouble or Expense Spared to Make Guests Comfortable.
Strictly First-Class and Charges Moderate.
Best Brands Llquers and Cigars.       -       -       Good Stabling.
GKEO.   II.   SPROULE,
BLACKSMITH AND  WHEELWRIGHT,
HORSESHOEING  AND  GENERAL  REPAIRING,
Feed Stable Run ln Connection With, {jotel.
Opposite Golden Gate Hotel, FAIRVIEW, B. C.	
GOLDEN GATE HOTEL
Q. Q. ^ffURSON, Prop.
PAIRVIEW, B. 0.
BOUNDARY HOTEL
MIDWAY, KETTLE RIVER.
Fiirt Class Accommodation,  (J 1 Stabling,  Terminus of Stage Line
from Marcus, Washington,
McAULEY & LUNDY, Proprietors.
0
Running over the MAIL ROUTE
Between GRAND FORKS and PENTICTON,
Leaves Penticton on Thursdays at 6 a. m., arriving at Grand For^s
on Fridays, at 6 p. m.
Leaves Grand Forks, on Tuesdays at 6 a. m., arriving at Pei^ictoq
on Wednesdays at 6 p. m.
FARE§ AND EXPRESS CHARGES REASONABLE.
M.MILLER,      -      Prop.,      -      Grar|d Forks, B. V.
GQOD ACCOMMODATION - - GOOD STABLING
Stopping Pjftce for Stages to Penticton and Qre, Wash.
MtJk.Tk%'B  HORN  HOTB|i,
LUMBY, B. C.
Flrst-CIass Accommodation for Guests. Good Hunting and Fishing
Stages (o Vernon and Blue Springs.
I#OTO.is ]JtXo3«9,3txd, Prop,

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