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 Vol. 2. No. 21.
$2.00 per Year.
|ave The Largest Amelter in The Dominion of Can-
ada-Pivf Furnaces in Blast.
^ys That the Polloy of tht Granby Will bo a Progressive One
And That a Dlvldoad Will Bo Forthcoming In The
Near Futart -Outlook Por Copper
Ii Vary Encouraging.
Attorney General Has The
People's Confidence
Re-endorsed by a Majority
971 Orer Capt J. Duff
Stuart, tke Liberal Cholee.
Die Graanby smelter now Imn l tendency exists in  railway
furnaces   in   blunt,   the des, it lieing estimated that be
[th having been blown lit taut
ek.   They are now Smelting
the rate of about 1750 tons
ir day, and will shortly blow
the sixth, giving the smeller
e maximum capacity, which
I be 2100 tons every twenty-
ur hours.
['he Granby smelter can now
st of   being the    largest
elting plant in th* Dominion
Canada.   The improvement*
t have been made in the last
months have been numer-
in, so that the normal capacity
ich has been to turn out
inter copper at  the rate of
>ut one million    pounds a
imth, will uow be increased to
ninthly capacity of nearly a
Iimi and a half pounds.   Be-
the slag tramway for haulaway tne slag from four of
furnaces, the new additions
he smelter include the two
water   packet  furnace*,
mifactured, as were the oth-
by the All-Chambers com-
iy[of Chicago.   Three   new
nnellsville blowers hnve also I
ii added, thus providing one
wer for each furnace, with
in reserve for emergencies.
« flue dust chamber has also,
n enlarged by 260 feet
he mine equipment at their
oenix property is fully capa-
now, with the 30-drill air
pressors and   two   steam
veU, of handling a daily ton-
Ke of 5000 ton*.
Considering the short time the
inpany has been in operation
the Boundary, it has  made
irvellous    strides.   From   a
nt with a capacity of 000 tons
lay, and a force of workmen
inhering but 100, on August
1000, when they first started
to their present capacity of
0 tons per day. with a work-
It force of nearly 400, and a
onthly payroll of over $37,-
. ixan enviable record.
V. C. Flomerfelt, assistant to
undent S. H. C. Miner, of the
Iranby Consolidated   Mining,
elting & Power Co. has rented from a business trip to
"titreal, Boston and New York
id    interviewed   at   Grand
Wks said: "I have little to add
the recent official statement
Jay P. Graves, general man-
w, outlining the  policy   of
w company.   A fully attended
eeting of the board of  direct-
i was held during my recent
y in New York.   The gener-
'policy of the conipany and
1("iy matters of great import-
«to the country were under
"idcratioti but for   obvious
wsons cannot be made public
* present   Suffice  it to   say
the policy of the Granby
'II continue to be a progres-
•yeone and  that a dividend
'H be forthcoming in the im-
"odiatefuture. Generally speak-
Inancial conditions in the
"wt »re not very promising.   In
',na«y industries a lack of or-
'* has already led to a  re-
Ucti«n of forces.   Tbe same
tween October first and the end
of the year that over 20,000 rail-
way employees will have l.een
discharged. It is gratifying to
note that the eastern shareholders of the Granby seem perfectly (satisfied with their investment and the fact that
Granby shares stood so well
during the recent financial
stress has been very generally
and most favorably commented
"The outlook for copper is
very encouraging. John Stanton, a director of the Granby
company and who is regarded
as the world's authority on cop.-
per, has been discussing the situation. He stated in the press
that consumers of copper have
been buying from hand-to-
mouth and that a continuance
of the amalgamated curtailment for three months means
II eewt<epye>. A six .months
shutdown would cause a copper'
famine. The demand fbr copper la firmer and in my opinion
the mills will soon be placing
forward orders.
succeeded in engaging E.
E. Reynolds of Wilkesbarre,
Pa., as general superintendent
of the International Coal &
Coke company. Mr. Reynolds
will report for duty on January
first next. He is the United
States government inspector
for the Wilkesbarre mining
division, an experienced mining
engineer and an authority on
coke and bituminous coaL
"We have aimed at installing only the latest and most
improved quality of machinery
and other equipment Electricity will be the motive power in
aud around the mine. We
ought to be producing 2000 tons
of ;eoal before next autumn.
The plans for the various buildings, foundations, etc, have
lieen received here, and active
work on construction will be
started early in January. The
grading of the railway switches
to the mines nnd the construction of the flrst battery of 104
coke ovens are now in progress.
With the opening of spring I
hope to seen payroll of 600 men
at Coleman.
"I was surprised to see the
progress made there since my
Inst visit. The new boarding
house accommodating 76 men,
has lieen completed. There are
fifteen buildings under construction nnd the local payroll there
already numbers aliout 200
men- The present output of
the mine is about 100 tons daily.
Mr. Flumerfelt recently visited Pittsburg for the purposo of
cont ractingforplantandmachin-
ery sufficient to enable the colliery to maintain an initial output of 2000 tons of coal daily.
It is understood that the initial
equipment of the colliery for a
production of 2000 tons of coal
daily will cost about $150,000
•*-•.•„ will also include the erection of tbe initial battery of 104
coke ovens.
Vascoijvkb, Nov. 18.—The
McBride government rejoices
tonight in a temporary reprieve, Attorney General Wilson being re-indorsed by a majority of 071 over Capt. J. Duff
Stuart in the bye-election here,
A total vote of 4000 was polled, somewhat less than on the
3rd of October, of which Wilson
secured 2,852 and Stuart 1,881.
The victory is taken by the govern ment, people with becoming
As to how it happened, both
parties are a trifle dazed. Undoubtedly the sanguide Liberals
made a mistake in counting on
labor as a natural ally, for the
labor vote proved Conservative,
if anything more than un even
break. Again, as J. A. Macdonald, the Liberal leader, said
in addressing a packed meeting
of the vanquished, the Liberal
organization had been imperfect, and-in consequence the
masses of the community, who
could not be induced to attend
public meetings, did not comprehend the uew und important
issues of the hour.
Vanoouver Liberals feel that
they were right iu itindin/ for
the principles at stake ami that
their loss in a good cause will
not prove in vain. They began
re-organization tonight for an
anticipated early general
Legitimate Mining.
A western journal quotes thc
statement of a mining company
which puts the difference between the genuine and the fake
company in a nutshell.   It says:
"We are uot Ashing for suckers, nor gunning for mossliueks.
We don't guarantee anything
but square treatment. If we
did not think thut we will get
adequate returns for our time
and money we would quit the
deal cold. If we make money
you will get your share of it if
you take a chance with us."
There are two kinds of mining, as of several other things,
speculative and operative. One
seeks tn make money for the
promoters out of the flrst flourish of trumpets which announces
the company's existence, and
the other seeks to establish an
operating mine upon a paying
basis. The latter may not succeed, but as the statement quoted above puts it the investor
gets a square deal, and if any
one makes money he gets his
■hare. This is placing mining
where it should be, on the same
basis as any other industrial enterprise. Ithasactually abetter
chance of success than the average business, if the figures of
Bradstreet's to the effect that
06 out of every hundred commercial businesses that are
started end in failure, may be
accepted as fact.
, Wily, unscrupulous, and other
choice epithets are often handed
out to the man who asks subscriptions for mining stocks, by
people who would fall over one
another to cast their cash at
the feet of a get-rich-quick man
who had nothing of even problematical value to offer them.
A man who offers an investment in auy legitimate company, mining or otherwise, has
a right to a courteous hearing,
and if the person  approached
refrains from investing, the solicitor deserves us courteous   a
dismissal as the drummer for
any other kind of gotids.   Usually investigation will show that
the man who shakes his head
and says that he has seen too
much of these mining schemes
is one who has put money into
some extrnvagently advertised
company, with   less   business
forethought than he would lie-
stow upon buying a cigar, for in
the latter case he would see to
it that the cigar wus a good one.
To take gold mining as   an
instance, tlie   proposition    is
simply this:   The product, the
pure metal, gold, is always in
demand, and is not liable to the
fluctuations   that  affect other
metals, while the conditions under which it joccurs are  fairly
similar to all.   The prospector,
who is the first man into whose
hands the undeveloped  property fulls, is usually a poor man,
and might just as well abandon
the business us try to do his own
milling; consequently ho, or a
promoter acting for  bim,  approaches the public and lays before   them the  actual    facts.
Here, he says, is a location from
which gold may be turned out;
the product may be estimated
at so much, anil the cost of development at   so  much.   Will
you go shares witb us and try
and  run this  gold  producing
business at a profit?   That is all
that mining promotion amounts
to anyway, when   legitimately
When, however, the promo-"
motion is simply got up to ensnare the sucker, the offer is usually made iu fur more alluring
terms, and premises of immediate dividends nnd enormous
profits are made regardless of
the possibility of fulfillment,
because ull that is wanted is the
first investment to line the
pocket of the fakir; the investor may then go hang.
As a matter of fact mining,
legitimately conducted, will pay
a larger percentage of profit
upon the amount invested thnn
any other industry, and the
payment of a dividend of ten
cents on the dollar will guarantee the market value of the
shares to keep well above par,
us railways and industrials,
whicli pay only half that rate of
interest are always in demand
at a premium. Take a mine
like one Utah gold proposition
which, on a capital of $360,000,
hus already paid $176,000 in dividends in 1003, nnd paid a total
of over three times its capital
stock since commencing operations. Tliere are few industrials whicli can compare with
this, and the value of stock in
such a company will he many
times the par quotation.
Investigation of the facts regarding any mining proposition
is courted by those who are
honestly striving to secure capital for genuine mining, and it
is this class and this class only
who nre welcome to come in
and assist in the development
of this great mining district.
Colonies Support Mr. Chamberlain's Scheme.
Mr. Chamberlain is getting en-
cuoraginent from colonial sources at least in his scheme for
drawing the empire close together by means of a preferential tariff. Toronto Board of
Trade in a meeting a short
time ago, unanimously endorsed his plan as promulgated in
his Glasgow speech. The Australian premier also supports it,
whllo Mr. Soddon, of Now Zealand, is strongly in its favor.
If Editor* Told No Lies.
What a Mighty Uncomfortable
Spot This World Would Be
For Some  People.
The Waterloo (Iowa) Reporter hns printed a story taken
from tbe Brit Tribune, which is
a corker, and jammed full of interesting rending. Tho story,
written by one who knows,
"It has been sniil that editors
use the whitewash brush in
obituaries and dare not tell the
truth about the dead or the
living. This is not a fact, the
editor simply wants to make
the living feel ns good us he can
and assuage grief by taffy. Occasionally we are willing to tell
things just as they are in detail.
How will the following do for a
"Died, Thomas P. Powell, aged
20 years, 6 months, and 13 duys.
He was a red-headed son of-u
gun, who ..stole chickens, and
had a whiskey nose on him.
lie owed Lewis for the clothes
he was buried in, and Tregnnz
had to get the cost of the casket out of the county. Deceased
was a mild mannered pirate,
with a mouth for whiskey, and
an eye for boodle. Ho Came
here in the night with another
man's wife, and joined thc
church ut first chance. He owed us several dollars for the
paper, a large meat bill, and
you could hear him pray several blocks away. He died singing, "Jesus Paid it All,,' and we
think Bits im iigfith^k^Atm. >u.%*uW
paid anything himself. He was
buried in an asbestos lined casket, and his many friends threw
palm leaf fans in tlie grave, as
be may need them. His tombstone will lie a favorite roosting place for hell-divers and
hoot-owls. Let bim R. I. 1*.
(rest in peace.)
"Born to Mr. and Mrs. Joe.
Bloomberg, a son weighing thu
pounds. This one lias two legs
and fortunately, hasn't a hair
lip or bat eyes. This is the
tenth one now living, if none of
tbem have starved to dentil
since our last issue. Joe hasn't
done a days work for three
years, unless forced to by the
neighbors who are now taking
care of his wife. He owes every
mun in town, and is universally
detested. Mother and child are
doing as well as could be expected.
"Married at the home of the
bride's parents, John Hogan to
Miss Matilda Bnttleson. The
bride was beautifully attired
ina green basque with a yellow
skirt to match, caught up over
a blue denim petticoat with pas-
sunientorir trimming, a red
jacket to correspond with her
eyes nnd hair, a hlue hat with a
red feather, white shoes anil
black stockings. The groom
wore the conventional ducking
overall with warn us to match, a
straw hat und kid gloves. They
were married in the kitchon of
the palatial home, which is 14x
18 one story, twelve foot posts
with lean to on stone foundation, no exposures within twenty feet. Tlie fireman played an
overture on the hosecart bell as
they passed under a bridal arch
of sunflowers and hollyhocks.
John had not money enough to
hire a minister so he had a
country justice come in and
marry them, and worked out
their road tax for pay. The
groom is knock kneed, pigeon-
toed fellow, who drifted in here
at tho hobo convention. He
has never boen in state's prison
—wo don't know why. Ono log
id longer than the other and, his
eyes don't match. He chew's,
smokes, and fiddles for dunces.
He is well liked in society. The
happy bride was born of honest
but well meaning parents, nnd
could walk alone at six months;
at ten she conld run real fast,
and has never slackened her
gait. She has many Worlds--
most of them dead ones. The
happy couple took a bridal trip
to Westley, and will then bo nt
home with the old man, until
they are kicked out. The Tribune wishes them long life and
V. V. ti E May Soon Build.
What is believed to be thn
first of the preliminary moves
in connection with the final ar-,
rangements for the completion
of the V. V. & E. construction
from Kootenays to the coast
has just been made in New-
York, where ovei- seven millions in Great Northern securities have been placed on tho
market. The funds are manifestly required for construction
purposes as there is no other
channel in which the funds
would probably bo expended
elsewhere on the big system.
James J. Ilill has publicly
stated at various intervals of
late that the V. V. & K. is aliout
the only extension contemplated by the Great Northern, mid
the people who keep their
fingerson the pulse of railroad
expansion profess, to find iu
the marketing of the securities
referred to evidence prima facie
that the Coast-Kootenay rond
is now te Ko ahead.    „
Notice of Seed Control Act.
A copy of bulletin No. 15, .in-
titled "Bill No. 200, Reprinted
as Amended: An Act Kes| Kiting the Inspection and Sale of
Seeds with Explanations and
Comments'' has been received.
This pamphlet is issued for general distribution for the purpose of serving as a notice to
tho interested public, and also
to provide means for closer
study of the Hill iu its relations
to operations of seed producers,
seed merchants and seed consumers. The Bill as amended
by the Committee nf tlio
Whole during the recent session
of Parliament, provides that
seeds of cereals, grasses, clovers
or faiiagc plants wliieh contain the seeds of certain noxious weeds named iu the Bill,
will be prohibited from sale.
It further provides for uniform
methods of grading, according
to fixed stand nils of purity and
vitality, the Timothy, Alsike,
ami Ked Clover set ; offered for
sale in Canada.
A copy of the pamphlet may
bc hail free on application to
the Seed Division, Branch of
theCommissionerof Agriculture
and Dairying, Ottawa. Letters
addressed as above do not require postage.
Canadians Are Temperate.
Canadians tire one of the
most temperate peoples in the
world according to statistics
just published, and the French
are tbe mostbibulously inclined
A computation shows that tho
French consume about 18 quarts
of alcoholic beverages jier
year per head of population;
Switzerland Itt}, Italy and Denmark 10, England Germany and
Austria 0, Holland (i, United
States 5, Canada 2. Twenty
five years of Temperance work
in England has only reduced
the percentage ■ from 10 to 0.
The remarkable record of Canada for abstemiousness is most
creditable to our people and an
object lesson to the world. xj xj
ist hos a-.:riigt §fcfcel$vfi;fctii@m
Dressing Combs
Pocket    Combs
Gentlemens Combs
Fine     Combs
Razor Strops
Curling Tongs, etc.
A. F. Thomas
-,..,. Hair Brushes
Tooth Brushes
Ntll Brushes
Lather Brushes
Bath Brushes
Manicure Files
Manicure Sribsois, etc.
®he p#ptxtdj
0, M. CHOUSU Hdttbr nml Proprietor
PubllHhotl weekly nt, Midway, n. C,
Subscription prloo, $2 Oft per annum, paynV
In ndvnnco, el! her yonrly or half yearly at tin
o.itlon of the subscriber.
Advertising rates rant, on application.
England may not be drawn
into tbe trouble between Russia and Japan, but the English
alphabet will suffer terribly.
King Edward bas suddenly
taken a fit to be more saving.
QJ.ber European royalty might
woll follow Edward's example.
In one year moro than 5,0r0
books have been stolen from the
New York Public Library. As
this is an increase of some 2,000
over the previous year, shall we
take it as an indication of the
growing yearning for knowledge on that part of the American public?
He wished, be said, to win
the north pole for America because it is. the last geographical
prize the world has to offer, and
us discovery is peculiarly an ob-
>ct of American pride an patri-
ism.   America was now ne-
otiatjng for' the Isthmus   of
'anamn. The other, natural
ind logical boundary to her. des-
.-,iuy wiisthe north polo.
Everybody will be glad if
Commander Peary's next dash
to the north pole is successful.
We all wanthini to capture the
prize, and, ot course, we want
him to capture it in the name
of the United States. But, liav-
jng'captiired it, it is not clear at
the present time that we snail | T
have any use for it.
Scientifically   spanking,    the  - — -.--■- r 	
capture of the pole will be one unless they receive large can.
of the greatest achievements ol subsidies the road, in question
tbe age, and it would be a shame w
if any other nation should cap
ture it first; but once  captured 11
Sir Robert Griffon is perhaps
the most eminent statistician in
tne worirtrmnr-ms-^miriiraticmK
generally receive a good deal of
consideration. He has figured
out the wealth of various nations, and places that of .fcrreat
Britain at ,$75,000,000,000, aud
-the average wealth per individ-
ual in Britain at $210. The
wealth of the United States is
$175 per individual, while that
of Canada is $240, which is higher than either of these two
wealthy   countries,   indicating
that   while  millionaires    .are        . ._.._.     „
numerous in Great Britain and We do not know,-and we have
the United States and few in no means of knowing,' whether
Canada-, thore is no extreme V« are to stop at tho isthmus
poverty there to pull down the or whether we tire to forge
average. The total wealth of ahead to Terra del Fuego. Circumstances must determine our
future. With the north, the
generations that aro to follow
us Will naturally be moved by
pride and patriotism to extend
our territory to the south pole
on tlie sou tii. ■
Whether wo shall work around
the world on longitudinal or
latitudinal lines, however, is a
question that cannot be settled
now, and Commander Peary
should have hesitated hefore
saying anything likely to arouse
false hopes in tho breasts of
our British cousins. To say tht
least, bo goes ti trifle outside o
his   special   field of endeavoi
ill never bo built by them
Pho guillable coast reporters ut-
—^—--^^^^^^—^ ... --- acli too much importance to the
it will bo, commercially speak- personnel of the conipany.
ing, a weight on our bands. If Ihey say that "Mr. Jukes, one of
it were closer to our throbbing the company, is a son of the
heart of industry we might use late Dr. Jukes, surgeon-general
it in our business, but thero are of the North West mounted
insurmountable  difficulties   in police, ar.d brother of Mr. Or-
the way of utilizing it as a refrigerating plant, at least until
our territory andyjUAi'—I*'-"*1"
•obirti'-feqrantrto such an extent
that we shall be compelled to establish reserve stock cold-storage ware-houses within the arctic circle.
All this aside, the only objec-
I tion to Commander Peary's ro-
marks before the British Royal
Geographical society is that
they may seem to cqmmit us to
the Isthmus of Panama as the
southern boundary .of our destiny. No sueli limitation should
,'be placed  upon our   borders.
tho Australian colonies is put
at $1,050,005,000; tbe South African col.mies at $500,000,000,
equal to .$1)2,50 per head of the
white population, and the rest
of the colonies at. $1,000,000,000,
making the aggregate wealth
ot the British empire $81,900,-
Tn u recent issue we expressed the opinion that, in view of
tho Alaska boundary decision,
it would lie unwise for Parliament to accede to the request
of Captain Bernier and his
friends for an appropriation to
assist him in au expidition to
the north pole. The majority
of the members of the House
probably viewed it in the same
light as we did: that the Americans would have it, no matter
wbo discovered it. No money
was voted for Captain Bernier;
bi', th.it our observations were
s >m jwhat timely, tho following
from the Chicago Inter Ocpan
will show: ■'....-
In Itis lecture bofore the Hoy-
al Geographical society in Lon
rnander Peary   of  tiie United
sence, reviewed his previous ex
piereuces 'in the arctic  region
our destiny.
Much has been published of (,U0,  wo  Wly  '.*  is asking, tpo
late by the coast papers regard- ",""1,    '''' '   ""A ""'■'■"-
ing an outfit of. oastorn capital- -    -■*
ists, who comprise tho Nicola colint,,y> "»il will bo a pa> ing
Valley, Railway Company. P^pojitiptij, then why should
Tbey have., fy seepn-v ..acquired fcll° Kovol'"'l*ontgive any assist-
tbe old charter';^ , the Nicola, ,uu'°'> Sf appears to ., us as
Kamloops & Himifkayieen Coaly t,,ouf?*» any ^inpany-A^jth a,
& Railway Company and intend bu"k  ot ^-W   have    great
 o***t ■«»—ouj ui ii,,,,- intend to construct 45 miles of nt!1'vP'° ask for a subsidy, tot;
don on ' Tuesday night   Com- railway from Spenees Bridge to lt ™ evident-thoy. expect   tho
mantlhr P„„w   „t t.,.. it«u^ the headwaters of Nicola .rifer. broVarnnienttobufld*be rood for
them. u
States navy, "on leave of  ab- The press dispatch says:   "Tho
subsidy   from   the   Dominion
House will be at least $M0O per
pieieuees-in the arctic   region House Will be at least $3000 nor     <i*d ''"'• t» "A 'l • i   i   Aral     •
tiliey wm receive ivuiu iih.*jwu>ijt
h|!on government $270,000': foi?
the 45 miles of road. In ,$ijddi-
'tioii to this they want proViri-"
cial aid, and, of course, will expect the usual grant of $5000
per mile or $225,000 for the entire road, making in nil a sub*-
sidy of $405,000, ln an interview, Geo, A. Begy, vice-president of. the company stated
that the capitalization of the
company was $1,000,000. Now,
in our opinion, this is a very
small capital i'or any company
asking nearly half a million dollars in subsidies. Again, Mr.
Begy says that $250,000 of the
capital stock of the company
I'has been subscribed, and he produced ti, telegram to show that
ten per cent of the amount sub-
scrihed, being $25,000 was deposited in an- Outariq bank to
the credit of the conipany,
What does $25,000 amount to in
railroad building? It would
havo looked as.if his company
wero just as strong if he had
said their bank account was $25.
Neither amount would go very
far towards building 45 miles
of railway, in British .Columbia,
Yet several coasit. papers refer
to tiie matter in a most hopeful way and feel confident that
the road will be built because
Mi', Begy has proved conclusively to them that, the Nicola Valley Railway Company really
litis a bank account of $25,000.
lis company may be all right,
but it doesn't look good to   us,
we venture to predict that
lii'iions lo wlirrmlur may tfte Iratuiten-pi m%
inlureiil. In-jlhe "Oollff Mjjl Keen," #'orivi
I'lniiiit, nituftlc ou Kolly Oreek lit '.ihe 0ioon»,
w6ad*MhiMl)lrUuii of Vale nisMo^lflritliffl
Yon iirohoroliynolllloil that I have expended $'2110.(10 In order lo liiild tho wild Colby untl
lloiio mineral oinliiis under the prnvlnloim of
the inliiernl not, nnd liuvo pnid the Mini of
$ji,pO fof nicttnliny the sumo for llio yonr ending Ullth J une HHUt, ilml.' you shoulil contrlbuto
Sril,'.';") us your proportion of tho wild mini for
your undivided one-i|uiirtor interest in wild
claims, itild if within IWduyn from the Ural In-
swljon of llil» milieu you full or refuao to eon-
trlbiilu Iho sum Jnl.t'li whleli In no.vduoliy yon,
lo|*ethi>t'r with all. ennts of riilV(jrli«inK. your
inli'virsl in Lnor'A'ld mlnoral olulmit will tieuonior
the proporty of the toihHorlbor under neollon
four of nn Aol," onytled tho "Mlnorul Aet
Ainnntlniuiil Ael"IIWII.
I luted nt Mlilwiiy B. O. thin 13th ilny nf August 1003.
Klt'Kt. liiKortlon, 151 h AngUHt 1003.
ljwtf      do,   lllhJJovomber, li«».
-    NOTICE...
NOT.ICK IS I1KKK11Y (IIVEN Hint nppll-
CHllon will be ii uiit'to the LegMntlve Ansem-
lily of Uio l'l'ovlnee nf llrlliuli Coluuililn ut ltn
ncjit jiessloii fin- nn Aet to hienrpornte u Com-
pn'ny inooi.nlruot a rnllwnynnd tolegraph nnd
'elephoni' linoiJ over llm following route: Cotji*
iniJiielng nl n point nt or ne ir Sponee'» Itrldge,
inr theOiiniidlun 1'iioitlc Knihvny, thenee In n
seulh-i'iislerly direellnn to Nlrola, ihence to
A-i|inn Urove, thence somberly to Ottor Flat.
tl.r'nf" Honlh-eislerly by way nf Qranilo llreok
un ! I'rlncoton, following geiuirully tho course
of l!n> SliniHtnniecn Itiver. lo n pnlntnt or
iicnrlhc liitoi'nitioinil llo'iJlilarv, either at Ok-
ojiioa ljilio or jVlldway. with power In con
struct n brnnc-h'from Prlncclin tn Coppor
Mountain,   Vnnntivcr.)!.('. Gr|nburl7,- 1IKKI
The uiWloMgritvi Imvtntr buefi rcPt-bVM to
* o<Uth by -iHniplu moans nfler imH'oriub' for
« vo'a! 3*90111 u'iilut rievfrc lung dfTcqtimi, mid
[tint drcntl dlfti'njMiCoftsUmpllbli. Nnnvkiiib In
mi kp known to his followfi:*},ci,s tlu'iimuns o(-
t'tno, Jfothpso winile^mi i;,he «i'l ubpprfully
POiul (froe iif cltftrgbJXcnpy i-t (he prftscHplion
nseil, which (hey will flfil^yile^in1 f'M'-Con-
sumption, AsthmR, Brop.cJi^iii jyu}. nil* throat
ill id lung Maladies. His Kopesall HtifmrbrawllV
try t;lB reniwly. as it is invuinaUo. Tiiusu tie*
sliinifthe prgsmplinii, whieli will ctwt thorn
nothing, and rnav iii'ovoii hlewtitg, will pleaKe
Hdi1t«M. Hev EDWABD A. WILSON, Brooklyn,
New York.
Points   East
laiitlo JukoH, niiihager of tho
imperial jiuutof t)antulti .n^
Vx.,.r.„..vr.-. -;:"l>'« flo i|tit...nuo.i-
liini that Mr. .Jukes is a most
estimable- .gentleman, at the
same time we 1'aiJ to see anything in his family history that
will be of any . material assistance in rail'tfiatl: building. , In
reference to Mr. Merritt, a., director of jthe uouipaii>«':*!,'tlio8e
society rej)oi'ti;rs.say ','i'lie Hititie-
of Merritt ig well krtown in Can.-,
jida, past and prfisettt. • Major
Merritt himself is,nn-oificer wjio
won great distinction in South
Africa, aud whose career there
attracted attention which wtis
not confined,to.his uativ.e country. Ho is a son of the Hon.
W. II, Merritt^. Now Mr. Merritt may havo rendered his
country, invaluable assistance
during the South African war,
but if so, would it not be better
to reward him personally than
to grant a conipany to which
he belongs unreasonably • large
subsidies to build a railway?
It would carry more,weight,
and look far more like getting
the road built if they said that
Johiii'Smith waa-rione of the
company and-Mr. Smith wtis, a
fust class hahd witb a pick and
shovel, besides 'having won several prizes in wheelbarrow
racing. It dosen't. make any
fj difference if every niomber pf
the conipany belonged to. the
when he attempts to forecast royal family,   if tho capital of
that company was only $1,000,-
000, with only .$250,000 subscribed and only ij!25,000 in cash, asking for a subsidy of uearlySj>r>00,-
Spfltkane, Seattle and Coast Points,
St. Paul, Mianeiipjlis, Chicago
'' "     * ;J    AND.fOINTS WAttt
2*iHweaX*aa XtmAX jr O
„ f-»*a*fc  Vlme   a
Now Equlpmont Throughout, Day Coaches,
Palace and Tourist Sleepers, Dllung anU
BuTet Smoking Library C
for Tickets' ItntM, KtiMorH ami Knil
Itifurniutlon, call oil or iMldr sh
Any Afcitt ul the Qreat  N»rlhern  Railway
ir wrile
a. n. c:. drnviston, o. w. i>. a.
l'il2Klr»l Aitimic. ,      SUATTiJi, Wabii.
Carrying His Majesty's Hails
Will leave MIDWAY on Tuesdays, Thurs-
clays and Saturdays, at 8.30 a. m., arrivin-r .,,
CAMP MtKlNNEY at 5 p. ny-  :     <
Returning will leave CAMP McKINNEY 0
Sundays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 9 a. m
resichiug MIDWAY at i.jop. m., and making con!
nection witli the train going east at 2:05 o'clock.
The best of dcoommodation for
tho oonvenlonoo of tho
travelling publlo.
*..'*, 1
The Canadian Bank of Commerce
With Which is Incorporated
The Bank of British Columbia.
CAPITAL, $8,700,000.   •   RESr, $3,000,000.
HON. GEO. A. COX, Pres.       B. E. WALKER, Gen Mgi\
Manager Greenwood Branch.
'To Jo-tph E. Bom. rormerlr or tht Oity of
M Spokane In the State ur Washington, and
,    now supposed I* tain Mexico.
\flnare lierrhy iiitltllirti ,thM I anil JaniM
Napier I'atnn iiavc exjiljiraijil SiliO in Inhor ami,
jiiipravrnientu upim ^.-."Muule Itt-io mineral
clniiii. Hitiiu'i! in (.rui'iiwiioil eamp in the
llruniiKiM-,1 ifoniwr'y Kettln Hivrrl, Mlnlni
llivlslonof Vale nintrlal., im will appfar hv a
(lurlillcalonf Work nini.le.1 Maruhilmll«'i,
in the iiHIu'i of ntii-'Mlniii',' Iti'cnriier fnr .lie
fjild !iri'enwoi4Je*inii«t>liiviiiion. in order lu
holil until elalm for tno year ending Mareh
KlrU, MKtt.      -,.*. .   ,
And ynu aro further notified thnt I and nald
.liimen Napier Paton havo expended a furl he.'
kiiiii of $t(K), in hlmr and ini|,ruventcnt-i upon
nald mineral elalm. an wiil appear hy a ('er-
flfliaiU) of Work recorded March 'flnl 1003,
In tin.' nKJcu of-aid MIiiIiik Itecorder. In order
Id hol'I'sald claim for the year ending March
ard, im: „.. ..
And you are furthor imtlfliil thai yollr proportion of llm exiieiiiljtiircw almve inenilon*)).
xvinx conti-iliiitnd and pl.id hy the Hiilitii'rlhoT:
And If nt thc expiration «' ninety Wn day* of
li'ililienlion of this not ice you fall or refuse In
I'liilrlbule your prenortlon of the expcndli urea
reoiiircfl under Hcellon ti tit tho "Mineral Acl"
Vimild nald elnlm fnr the yearn nbove men*
Honed, loKether with nil nnsie of lulvorllninK.
your inl.'reHl. In nald mlnernl claim Khali heroine
VCRtotL In I he HuhHcrtlier 4a oo-owneri undor
ft i'i 1'ili.totlbe "mineral Ael Amondninnt Act
tinted al (Ireenwood. H.C, thc 22nd day of
September. HUB.
Hallett and Shaw, Hiilieltnrn.
C.iinaJe t.i Join e. Club '; ■■ j Mill
Iilukaiuitl Nave Moo'v r.     ie%
»refjli<>il]P tlionld Join Ilie Mutii.il MirrmJI
leOlw-ofAinerlea. nipreb*i.'iiiin-rlHUili
•oywlifre. iteo.uelmo-.tnt.thii.ri■! utuiK
booeBuli«lr--i«re»tmiliirfiil, Itennilrarnt
puree**, bukiand portotl lealt. mu»lc au J emW
MtranMnUMtpMiaieutprfceii. Itimnti*
temlr.u-i.tm.vbouu. Itnnnr-mquoiw
fnteofjbnnw.   ll offen eeholttiMtn .nri*i»
bit ctuh prliee to member..   It n.mm-ist *
roomt In maa]i elllr. (or In men. ior*. I n xidlu
—,- --j<roll hm' «kjIi monta --,
S^SfJiStiktitletiei la one rmr In ill. KJ
_feS.u"/!5JF IW*"** 'e» l» One0on»!j«
wbleb joatel all almve, and ye. mmrmxh
***_**!¥****wllhta artementkiIIA*
wnetioiloeeuifri*r.SrCellar i. ,.k !"•
dea*tearelo(pena 11.00, eend norniilorilM
-aoeOaewinbenalp. Nobody <-.n .nm af
tbleoSer by. Ton wfll m your in.,ury buff
value meer t)mnover. Toll i.ar'i. r,n villi
•eat free of ehnrin, but tt you «n-«-i» -oi*
wnd la four rciuent for m-mi-ri 'r ela t
Er fMalonee. TheHeia.inri'i'nr ntlrint
IpolTir will noon elmnire.  Writ- «t •-■ *•■
neynnr Inter and enoliwlnj |u«Mb
fMr^.mrmbenbl»ir iwenly-n».' mu Mm
Wni'At.t.rrpimAax mvsiowpi,
 Ke. WBomm nt.. :x. licaki
»       *
&....).<■;; m
Best Hotel jn  Midway
Rigs to any part of the country for guest's convenience
• rri-r-vVirV
QOOD GOODS, are what the majority of people
/want, even if they have to pa) a slight advance above
the prices asked for cheap goods, remembering the
true saying that The Best is the Cheapest.
We always make a point of buying the best goods
for our Customers, and as we buy often and turn out
stock quickly, one can always depend on getting Qood
Fresh Stand a■•d Quality Qoods at this store.
Our stock comprises GROCERIES, DRY
GLASSWARE 's fairly complete, and we believe it will be to your  advantage   to   get our Cash
Prices on your winters supplies.
tmtittiffmttmtimitt ■«**«
J). McNicol received a car load
[flour on Friday.
W.  Cons,   of   Anarchist
iuntain  was in  Midway on
ton McPhail, of Ferguson, is
litinifhte Uncle, A. A. Mc-
. M. Melville and R. Mcyer-
|ff nre on a hunting trip up
i river.
(V. Powers, returned on
ttirday to Orand Forks after
rief visit here.
Mrs. A. W. Haley returned on
Wednesday from visiting friends
I liossland and Spokane.
W. 0. Wright and C. L. Gor-
111, of Greenwood, visited Mid-
iiy on Thursday.
II. Strauss, who is working at
io   Roderick  Dhu   mine,   is
eliding a few days at his home
A.   McAllister,  representing
io W. E. Sanford Clothing Co,
amilton, paid thetown a visit
Iiis week.
Nickel-in-the-slot machines, of
lio largo size, were installed  in
lio Crowell House and Spokane
Intel during the week.
('apt. linger,  U. 8. Customs
Ifliicer of Chesaw, was in town
nrinjj the week on husiness in
oinioction with his department,
L. A. Loundagin, of the firm
»f Loundagin Bros., general
iioichants, Chesaw, was in
(idway on Sunday on his way
o Curlew.
0. L. Gunderson and N. Peter-
(on, returned on Thursday from
i hunting trip up tho main Kct-
lo rivor, where they wore sue-
ossful in securing several line
P W. Ferguson, representing
(Greenshields Co., Ltd., wholesale dry goods, Montreal and
^iincouvor, was registered at
the Crowell House this week.
Passenger trains on tho C. P*
| •(■ will bo illuminated by acetylene entirely in the near future.
Ixierlments have been in pm-
Ki'ossfor some 'time and have
hoon so entirely Satisfactory
that its general use has been
wlerod. A plant to generate
*'»' gas for recharging the stor-
'■Ko Utiles will be put in at t,,e
Vancouver yard.
Conductor Peck is now
regularly on the run between
here and Nelson.
H. A. Tanner one of the prosperous Kock Creek ranchers
was in town on Wednesday.
G. S. Page, U. S. Customs officer of Curlew, was on one of
his periodical visits to Midway
this week.
M. Greigor, manager of the
Greenwood Liquor Company,
visited the local lietelnien this
J. G. McMynn, the well-
known implement agent of Kock
Creek, was among tho week's
visitors to Midway.
H. Snell, representing Gault
Bros., wholesale dry goods, Vancouver and Montreal, was this
week showing his samples to
Midway merchants.
J. A. Coulson has returned
from the American Okanogan
where he purchased a carload
of horses, which he will shortly
ship tothe Territories.
J. A. Unsworth, who has beon
attending to the drug business
here for the past ten days, left
for his home at Grand Forks
Johnson Bros, have completed
hay baling on the Drennan
ranch, near Midway and as soon
as there is sufficient snow to
admit of hauling with sleighs
they will begin delivering thnt
for which they have orders.
The recent fall of snow has
afforded ranchers tho opportunity of hauling their produce
to market on sleighs, thus
greatly facilitating the work,
which with wagons is a tiresome task. This week a large
quantity of hay, oats and dressed hogs have boen brought to
Midway by the ranchers from
Anarchist mountain and Kock
If there is sufficient snow to
admit of sleighs being used from
the West Fork this winter
there will be a lot of ore hauled
,',„*„ that district to Midway
for shipment.. Tbo Sally will\
|)0(l shipper, and the manage-
m„„t of the Butcher Boy intend
to ship T'itc <l lttrKe «l*«"lt%
,*,.„„, that promising property.
These are only two of a mini*
her that will doubtless be shipping from that rich district.
One day last week as tho
train running between here and
Nelson was near its destination
at the other end of the run, the
engine struck two deer. From
the marks on the pilot, engineer
McKaracher felt certain that
one of them must have been
killed, or nearly so. Tint ho
was right in his supposition
was proved next day for on his
return trip next morning he
found one of the deer badly
wounded lying close to . the
track, near the spot where it
had been struck the previous
night. Mr. McKaracher killed
the animal and brought it on to
Midway, Trainmen claim tbat
it is not an uncommon occurrence for deer to be killed in
this manner, the headlight
seeming to attract them and
before they are conscious of the
danger the engine is upon them,
___________      COWMOMTO Ac.
Anyone n-nfflni e (ketch eat MeeriMlon ne;
e,nlcklru<rerwn ear oeljton free .* eetjwr eo
lionmrtrtlf ooi. „.
••nt Irae. 0M«t foeey tot •eeertni potent*.
Patente Uken tfirouih Mum 0< '
H-Kttl Mt4e* without ehrje, m tht
•ererai eaunti
hum eVtSk reco
Scfertific American.
A henaernnelrllloetated weekly, format dr.
mlnkm of anr •olentlOo Journal. Term,. IS •
jew: io«r monthi, IL Sold brail newmcalwj.
By lhe accompanying illustration we can but suggest
the exceptional valuw offered
by ue in Brooches.
In thie beautiful Sunburst
Brooch there are 65 Pearli,
mounted in 14k. Solid Gold.
OreW hy mail. If you are not raw.
Mr MtlarM wilh It mer momy
will he e,-w[*tlr hIumU.
Write for our handsomely
illustrated new Catalogue.
Ready for delivery Nov. 15th.
lit, 120. 133 eat 134
Ym|e St., Toronto
io <jiiicago and all points east;
Louisville, Memphis. Now Orleans, and all points south.
See that your ticket reads via
Thoroughly modern trains
connect with all transcontinental lines at St. Paul and Omaha.
If your friends are coming
west let us know and we will
I quote them direct the specially
low rates now in effect from
all eastern points.
Any information as to rates,
routes, etc., cheerfully given on
B. H. Tbumbull,
Commercial Agent.
142 Third St.
Portland, Oregon
- ti. C. Li.vi)8i:v,
T. F. & P. A.,
M2 Third St.,
Portland, Ore.
P. B. Thompson,
F. & P. A.,
Room 1, Cohnan Bldg., ■
Seattle,  Washington.
B.i it hist Bits, Solicitors, Etc
Ohkknwood, II. C.
Chas. A. Webster,
Spokane,Wash..' U S.A.   Midway, B C.
B. C.
p> M. KERBY,
A. H. Can. Soc. C. G.
Provincial Land   Surveyor
Midway anu Ohkknwood.
Rendell Block, Greenwood.
Phone 00. V. O K.
Spokane Falls &Northern
Railway Co.
Nelson & Ft. Sheppard
Railway Co.
Red Mountain Railway Co.,
in^3D us 6. H. Ry *
Vai., Vic&E.By Co.
Tho only nil -mil mute, bel.woeii
point* ftmli, wi'Ml and sonl.h to lions-
lunl. Ni'Unii. (i in ml l''orks und Hi'i'iiii-
lie. ('minuets nt (,|inktine with the
Omul Nnrihnrn, Niii'Uiciii Pacific nnd
0. it. k N. (In. for points cusi, west
nnd smith ; coiioiMJ'.s nt Hns-l.-ind nnd
Ni'lwm wilh thi' Canadian Pacific Ky.
Cnnm-eta nt Metnoii with the K. II. * N.
Co. tot Kmlo uml Slncnii polnu.
Coimwt-i nt t'urli'w with ntugv for
Uri-Miwnml and Mlilwny II. C.
HuflVl cum rim nn train- hetwoon
Hpokane nml llvpnlill**.
lioavo. Arrive.
S.«i.m SPOKANK  fl I.*i p.m.
111.21) nm  KOSSI.ANII  l.lUpm.
IM n.m  NKliSOK   7.51) p.m.
10,9/1 tun (IIIAM) W1KKS.... I.Mp.ni.
8..III11.I11 UKI'UIIUC.   ... Ill5p.ni
IJcneral Pi**«HciiKor Agonl.
I  8|*nki«io Wash.
Commercial Job Printing
mm mu
fcjUs Rock Creek, B. C.
S. T LABSEN, Prop. -
"Stopping place fur Singes to
nd row nil Hoiindary
Oreek points.
ion for the Traveling Public.
Tl)« Dispatch
-Through Salt Lake City, lendvillo, Pueblo, Colorado Springs and Denver aud
tht Famous Rocky Mountain Scenery by Daylight to nil Points East.
or ratu folders and other
Information, address
W.C. McBRIDH,   (len.   Agt.
"Lat Hm 6010 DUST twins Oo your work.'
Slave if you will, but if you perfer to male
housework easy, use
It makes home brighter and care lighter.
Made only by THE N. K. FAIHBAtf K COMPANY,
Chicago,   Now York,   Boston.   St Louis.    Montreal
Reduced   Summer    Excursion
Tho Denver & Kio Grande,
popularly known as tliu "Scenic
Liueof the World," has announced greatly reduced round-trip
rates from Pacific Const points
for the benefit of teachers who
will spend their vacation in the
Kast, and of delegates to all the
prominent Conventions—N. E,
A., at Boston; A. 0. U. W„ at
St. Paul; R. P. 0. E„ at Baltimore; Woodmey of America
at Indianapolis; Eagles, at
New York; Mystie Shrine, at
Saratoga Springs; K. of P., at
Louisville, and T. P. A., at Indianapolis.
Tickets at the reduced* rates
will ho hased upon one fare for
the round trip, but will he sold
only on certain days. These
tickets will carry stop-over privileges on the going trip, giving
passengers au opportunity to
visit Salt Lako City, Glenwood
Springs, Colorado Springs, and
Denver; and will ho good to return any time within ninety (90)
days. Passengers going via tbe
Denver & Bio Grande aro giving the privilege of returning
viaa different route.
Por the rate to tlie point you
wish to go, and for date of sale
ind other particulars, ns well as
for illustrated pamphlets,
W. C. MCBRIDE,',ii;'iioi.»l A|*cnt.
124 Third fit. Pm'tland. Or.
Notic3 of Forfoi
Tn Thomas W. Slack, formerly of the City '
Rnssiand In (he Province ol  British i
himbla. bul whose prmeui address is ..
known to the subscribers :
You are hereby nulifled  tltnt   wo   rtv- •
iH'iul'il 8j»i In labor anil Impt-iiriJiiiinii-  u
rhe "(Jl'eilt l.axc.v"niiil "Trvm  Mirir     .   r.
elntins, fiitllillu'lll Suiiiinil einiip lull
wonil (fui-nir'i-ly Ki'itlr- ffj,.-n Mining   ■- ,•■ ■
n( Yule liir.ii-lci.iis will iippoiirby lixn • , ■ ,
of Work recorded in ilioolllco o{ th.i .'
Iteconltji-   fnr   Ilur 8-iiil   liu-im.vrr .1     ,   i,
DlvUlnnon Uw 1th tliiy of  Augusi   liW.   i
order tn li >lr| sjiirl eliiiins lor lire your ,-ir- in
Ali'l vou nru trii'tiii-r notified llm   we bav
cx|ien<U-jl the further sniil of$j.'iKi, ioliibnrii'
Iniprovuhtonl* ntmn tui'l "Urenl  i.i. . 'n
"Twin Minn' iniiii-i-ril i-lriiin-. .1-  witl   ivn
by OorllBeiitiiaof Work rueordeit Aiiij   ' .!.
1MB, In the oHleo of wild MiniiiK : - r--   l-i
nrderln ll'il'i siirl r-laiiii-i fnr I n.* yetu      	
.-\llil If III   till- r-Mrir-rltiirll   of   llinilt)   r!l     ril
of publication of thin notice yuiiSitlni cf-»•
lo emiirllnite your pniportlon nt the i imiiii
tun's rcnuireii under tieuttnn -.'I of lhe I rr. r
ActlO   liolll  Siliil   ,-|;iili|S   Trn     II.r-   J.   lis    , r
meiitioneil, lntji-1 hr'i* with nil eiista r i .r
tinlnK,   yonr inlero-tl in s.iirl mnr t.i!   r.
.shall beeoine vi-sIasI in tin* Kiiliterlhei
iro-nwnersl iitiili-rSr.rii.iii (of tho ' Min -,
Aliienilllient Ai'l. 1IMUI."
pntoil ut l.re-.-iiwoinl, 11. ('., this l-i  du'.
Dote ber, WA
Hallett & Sluiw, Snlieimr.s.
A   ntnti  fn   iv|irosi*ni.   "1!anaiia'b
GltKATHSTNllKSKIllKs'itl Uill lliwntif
MIDWAV ninl hliii'dll.iUlllin ''"hiili'J'i
and I ii ke orders lur
In Fruit Trees. Smail Fruits.
Ornamnntals, Shrubs, Roses,
Vines, Seed Potatoes, &e.
Smelt true In ii.iiiH'itnil I't'ee t'niiii Sim
Axnai Scale. A iiuriiliini'iit posllluil I'm'
the right iiitin tin elthoi' sul.iry or
Stone & Wellington
over 8oo acrcs
TORONTO        .       -        ONTARIO s
It wiil ba Hm most important Railway Centre in tne
Interior of British Columbia.
It is in the centre of a
rich Mining, Stock-Raising
Handling, Gardening, Mann-
Midway property will
you rieh. It is not
a speculation, it is an investment.
• # •
Midway, the coming railway, commercial,
sale and
centre of the Kettle Hiver
aid Bonndary Creek Dis.
Wets, is situated at tbe
confluence of Boundary
Creek and Kettle Rivpp.
The  leading   asio ncu
town in the country, with
an excellent dilate, pun
water supply, and sur
raided by rich agricultural land.
Business, residence and garden lots at iow prices and on easy terms.      Send for maps, prices, and full particulars to
it) Si .lolm Street,
Montreal, P. Q
Agent for Hriti.-li Columbia,
Midway, II. 0.
f£h* gitfpwfrtr
,z.incl."i,Zif. .t-tfaremm   tost,' hut
| what hut thou to any of 'Paradise
j Found?' "     That   llttlo observation
■        " ■ ' mmmmmm—» , led to tho compoaition nt Mil ton'I
i~Tmi?n i mr    ottnivtiio     tTmtaet  work but   ono,   for  right
LITER ARY SH RINKS, i «*«• «> \u n»tic eotuge the poet
Mt him down and began work   on
"Parasliea   Regained," which he fin*
Milton's Causae at ChslfoM M. ailesaM
10* Onn, ot tk* !•••* Ony aus) WU-
llaa r*a»-Tk.*o 1ht*a C*l*ksaM4
Mrlra Ate All la rieMiessj** Ba«h>
laajaasstkln, tat (Jalle Dear an Mm
■erakaa* SmtH,
Canadian travelers In England will
bo gainers by a uow arrangement
which makes it possible (or this Kilt
time to visit Uilton's cottage at
Chalfont St. lii lis and the gravel
of William Penn and Gray, tho pott,
all in one day. Those three celebrated literary shrines are in picturesque
llucklnghamshire, ond quite near at
hand, too, ore the Ilurnhain beeches,
the quaint remains of the ancient
forest which onto covered this part
of England and which are included
in the newly arranged day trip.
First, ( uiiiidiiiiiri who take It will
be carri -tl to Stoke Poges, th* quiet
village near Windsor, in whose
rhuichyiu'd dray wrote his "Elegy"
and In whose   place of   worship he
ished about a vear afterward, though
Mt at St. Giles.
Xf*wttl. tt*. ttale.
George Francla Train, one "of tho
moot picturesque characters in the
United States, who ia Just now la
th* public eye because of hia threat
to au* the oity of Stamford, Conn.,
wher* he haa boon suffering from an
attack of smallpox, tor what he
tola* imprisonment beeauat al
stoik mod- cNtwunrARii, "HuaiaiuT's
-r.bsox" was wii-m-i.
lies buried and hu his memorial.
Milton's cottage at Chalfont St.
(■lies Is that which the author of
"Paradise Lost" got his Quaker
Jnend, Ellwood, who lived near by.
to rent for him so that he might be
ablo to leavo London, where tha
great plague was raging just then.
Whon the poot came to St. Oilea ha
brought with him the manuscript ot
his famous epic, which he asked Ellwood to take home, read and pus
Judgment upon. Of course the Quaker went into testacies over th* work,
but he remarked, "Thou haste said
•tonoi rsiKcis thai*.
hii detent i.n la th* peat hospital, li
know* aa th* "saost eccentric man in
th* world."
Mr. Trail ll a native of Boston,
but for Uw last fifty years has bivn
• cltlxen of th* world. II* has lived
In Europe and Australia and has
been In Jail in Inland because of
his Identification with the Fenian
A number ef years ago Mr. Train
made a trip around the world in
•ixty-sl* days. Hc,ls scvonty-thret
years old.
Carloa. Cia-are Cast. las-
Many queer customs and uaagea
ar* prevalent among the Cossacks of
the Pon. No man changes his clothing on a Monday. If he did it is believed that ho would suffer from a
severe skin disease. On Thursday no
fat or flesh must be picklod or corned. If any one neglected this tha
meat would be full of worms In o
fortnight. Wool is not spun on a
holiday, els* tho cattle will sicken
and die. A hen I* always given an
uneven number of eggs to hatch,
never an even nuinbor. Hones left
from dinner at a.. funeral art
thrown Into the river, alas tha dead
will appear to the living in (earful
shape. And at ths lamo meal no ono
dar* cut bread—it must always ba
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