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If You See it fn the
NEWS It is True.
KASLO, B. C, FRIDAY, JAN. 14,1898.
NO. 2.
U. S. Silver Champion's Latest Pub*
Will or the People in Attempting to
Hivet Gold Standard Chains.
At the regular annual banquet held
In Chicago last Saturday night to celebrate the'momory of the democratic
statesman, Andrew Jackson, ex-Presidential Candidate W. J. Bryan spoke
partially as follows:
Mr. Hryitii's Speech.
"It Is especially fitting that at this
time the American people should recall
the name of Andrew Jackson and gather Inspiration and encouragement from
his public career. Wo are encouraged
today in s contest very, similar to that
in which he played so conspicuous and
honorable a part. During his term of
ollice the national bank attempted to
overawe the representatives of the
people and control the. government. He
grappled with lt and overthrew It.. Arrayed agaiqpt him were the very classes which have forced a continuance of
the gold standard in the United States
in spite of the almost unanimous protest of the people. R seems that every
generation (resents a combat between
the producers of wealth and the money
changers. The latter, conducting their
campaign in secrecy, fasten themselves
upon the body politic and prey upon industry until their hold is broken by an
awakened and indignant public.
Plans of Mr. Gage.
"The present secretary of the treasury, Mr. ( iage, Is eminently fitted to be
the Instrument of the financiers in
their effort* to com pie the scheme
commenced 24 years ago and continued
without Interruption until the present
day. He possesses a ���sublltno faith in
the superiority of money over man, and
a supremo, contempt for the rights, the
Interests and opinions of tbe people at
large. He knows that the gold stand- ,
nrd was adopted ln tfcp United States
without any party ever asking for lt;
be knows that no party ever dare to
commend It; he knows tbat in the campaign of 1896 the party composed of
bolting democrats was the only party
which dared to declare the gold standard a blessing; he knows that at the
polls 90 per cent of tho voters registered their opposition to a single gold
standard,differing only as to tbe means
Of securing bimetallism; he knows
that the president, to whose partiality
he owes his position, sent a commission
to Europe to beg other nations to help
ne get rid of the gold standard; he
knows that the senate and house, with
scarcely a dissenting voice, appropriated 1100,000 of the people'* money to
pay the expense* of the commission
while lt was seeking relief jtgta the
gold standard; he know*, tb|BB_ance,
by joining ln the demand foWBternn-
tloaal bimetallism, condemned the gold
standard; be know* that the farmers,
the laborer*, and to a large extent the
manufacturer* of England desire International bimetallism; he know* that
the maintenance of the gold standard
means unmerited advantage to the
money-owning and the bond-holding
classes, Is undeserved punishment to
the vast majority of the peoplo of this
country and of the clvllUed world; and
yet in spite of the knowledge of all
these facts he Is deliberately planning
to fasten the gold standard permaogWly
upon the people of the United St4P-
The Mon*}- TrtUt.
"Mr. Gage know* thete tacts, and
yet, In spite of that knowledge, he Is
seeking to organise a money trust
more dangerous, not only to the industries, but to the liberties of the people,
than all the other trusts combined. At
such a time and under suoh oircum-
stances the memory of the hero of New
Orleans ought to be Invoked in every
state, county nnd hamlet to arouse the
people to a sense of their danger.
Twelve months have elapsed since we
celebrated thi* day ��� year ago and ev-
���ry one haa bona wltnau to tha failure
of republican policies to bring; relief to
the peojile. Just after the passage of
the Dingley bill our opponents were
boisterous ln their announcement that
prosperity had returned. The republicans were given full swing. They
framed just such a law as their hearts
desired and their brains devised, and
what is the result? Read the daily papers and you will find the items of news
arranged under two heads���the formation of trusts and the reduction of wages. A few days ago I picked up a
copy of the St,-Lous Globe-Democrat
and found under the innocent and unpretentious headlines, 'Weavers and
Spinners'; seven notices of wage reductions from four of the six New England states���one of them from Lewis-
ton, Me., the home of Mr. Dingley, the
father of the Dingley bill.
HUvar Cause Orowlng.
"Since the last celebration of Jackson day thousands of ��� political prodigals have returned to the old home and
thousands more are growing weary of
the husks. There ls no humiliation in
the acknowledgement of error. To a
large portion ol our people the money
question in 189C.was a new question,nml
as we demanded affirmative action tbe
timid and half - convinced arrayed
themselves against us. Since the election there has been food for further
study and events in rapid succession
have been dictating the position taken
by the bimetallic forces in tbe last
campaign. The republicans, too, intoxicated by success, have been disclosing schemes which were carefully concealed during the contest. We may
therefore expect continuous accessions
to our ranks.
"I will therefore bid you be of good
cheer. Unless all political omens fail
the twentieth century will open with
the money of the constitution restored
and the motto 'Equal rights to ail and
special privileges to none;' the controlling principle In ali the departments of the government. Then will
our people sing a new song of a nation
Near Whitewater.
Forty-Two Ipehes of Ore Carrying 720 Ounces
of Silver���Biggest Find in the
Slocan's History.
Mine Onm .WReelet Quotations Will
be Furnished.
Denver, Jan. 5.���A special to the
News from Aspen, Colo., says:
Shortly after noon today the Aspen
mine managers were informed by Superintendent Dickey of the Western
Union Telegraph company that the
matter of New York slver quotations
had been taken up with Handy & Harmon and that he would advise them
later regarding the result. This eve-
ing Superintendent Dlcltoy wired them
that the Western Union would obtain
from the Associated press or some
other source and send out dally the
New York spot cash silver quotations
to Aspen for the benefit of all who
wanted them'
This is believed here to mean that
Handy & Harmon have refused to furnish the cash quotations.
The great strike in the Charleston
near Whitewater is the raining sensation of the week. Five days ago a
paystreak 31 feet wide, carrying an
average of 720 ounces of silver and 43
per cent lead, was uncovered at 300 feet
depth. Assayer Winstoad of Whitewater made a careful test with the
above result. Pioked samples ran as
high as 2,000 ounces, but 720 is a fair
Manager J. E. Mitchell is in town
to-day receiving the congratulation's of
his friends. He says that the vein
so far has strengthened instead of
weakening, since the strike. Ten men
are employed.
The directors ��of this company besides Mr. Mitchell are R. F. Green and
A. Whealler of this city and four Winnipeg men who have a controlling interest. The company is stocked at
150,000 shares par value $1 each.
The mine was located In 1892 by W.
Cody. It is on the same range as such
well known mines as the Whitewater
and Wellington. It has five tunnels
aggregating nearly 1,000 feet of work.
It is in the No. 5 tunnel that the
strike was made.
houses i nd stables, quite a  lively  appearance.
The Anderson hotel, owned and operated by Mrs. H. Y. Anderson, for-
merely of the Columbia house, Kaslo,
is a >large and commodious building.
The house contains 30 bed rooms, a
large dining room and kitchen and as
soon as a liquor licence can be obtained, a bar room will be added. The
hotel Is at present serving meals to
about 200 people a day, but will not be
in first class shape for several days
yet, when the public will be enabled
to get as good accommodation as can
be obtained ln any tqwn in the country.
Mrs. Anderson has already the name
of being one of the best hostesses in the
country and will no doubt retain her
reputation in her new house.
The firm of Wright & Co. are putting up a building 20x20, two stories
In which they will carry on a. general
merchandise business. Mr. Charles
Wright, recently of Chloago and a
cousin of F. E. Archer of this city, is
the leader of the firm. Mr. Norman
Mcintosh, until recently with F. E.
Arcbor and one of the most popular
young men of (Casio is the junior member of the firm. They will no doubt
make a success in their new enterprise.
The Thomson Bros, of Kaslo are also
erecting a building to carry on a general merchandise business.
In addition to tbe large company
stores and boarding house there aud
the enterprises heretofore noted, a new
hotel is In process of construction by
Wm. iMlddleton and several other
business enterprises are being developed. The land on which the town
stands is owned by the Kaslo & Slocan
railway company. The, residents are
all squatters.
New Buildings for F. E. Archer anil C.
P. R. Wing $13,0.0.
Government Engineer Roy Here to See How ll-
000 on Hand May Be Best Expended
on Urdo-ininean River.
ove to Settle It.
Cola, Jan. 5.���The first
important work to be undertaken by
tbe newly formed mining association
will be an endeavor to adjust the matter of dally silver quotations. It is
claimed by the mine operators that
they are compelled to settle for their
ores on the basis of a sixty day quotation, which ia from 1 oent to 2 cent*
lower than the spot figures. Mine
manager*, both in Aspen and Lead-
vllle, have been complaining of what
they regard a* Injustice, and the
whole subject ha* bean referred to a
committee of the mining association.
The committee will hold a conference with the leading smelter men and
an effort will be made to adjust tho
A Sadden Deatls.
Jhiui'h Walliro, a carpenter and wood cutter,
aged about M, died suddenly at the roonu ol
tbe riilun Club last night. He waa sitting In a
chair, when he waa noticed to lurch to one
���Ide. On being attended he wan lound to be
dead. Doctor* Roger* and Hartin were called
lu and decided that be had probably died or
heart disease and considered no Inquest ncces-
���ary. W4>lllce was a very quiet, reserved man,
and of gdod habits. He lived In a Uttle cabin
a mile south ol town. He had beeu complaining of feeling poorly for the past fortnight.
Spokesman-Review's   Comments on
1807 Output of the Mines.
Hack From Dawson.
Elmer E. Coy of ibis city, whose aafo arrival
at Dawson on Sept. 2nd was noted by the News
of the loth ult., has returned. He has not yet
arrived In Kaslo but Is expected dally. In the
Seattle Post Intelligencer of last Saturday, lie
states that he had to return as It was lound
that his party of three had provisions enough
for only two until next summer.
���The Albion Doing Wall.
News from Ainsworth says that there
is now two feet of Galena ore ln the
north drift of the Albion mine, which
is the best showing ever made on the
property, and Is declared by Foreman
Clarke to be the best showing of any
mine ln the camp. The first shipment
of ore will be made this month.
Notes of a Visit to thc New Town by
a News Representative.
ef ____.
A representative of the News accompanied Captain Kane of the steamer
Halys on this week's trip to the new
town of Kalaina variously known heretofore as Goat River landing and Armstrong's landing. The Halys returned
Wednesday evening last after a very
successful trip, having towed down a
barge with over 30 ton. of freight and
several passengers each way. Among
the freight were two team* of
horses, shipped by Wm. English of this
Kalaina Is the basis of supplies for
the Crow's Nest railway now being
pushed rapidly to the south end of
Kootenay lake.
Kalama, Is situated about four
miles from the mouth ot the Kootenay
river, on Kootenay lake. The Canadian Pacific railway company have their
large, hastily constructed warehouses
and sheds packed to overflowing with
all kinds of merchandise, hardware,
clothing and everything else required
for an undertaking of this kind.
Messrs. Porter Bros, who have the
contract for tbe transportation of the
supplies have 38 four-horse teams on
the road all the time. There are probably 400 men employed in the immed
late vicinity of Kalama,  which gives
To Equal California In lta Palmy Days.
An explorer who has recently been
investigating the subject, state* that
the state of Sonora, Mexico, will even
tually equal California Id it* palmy I the present straggling town of gigantic
day* m a gold produoar. junta and larga rough frama war*
When an Industry giving employment to thousands of men trebles its
output in a single year there is cause
for congratulation, says tho Spokane
Spokesman-Review. This is the record that the Slocan mining district
points to with pride. Tbe amounts run
into the millions, while the/profits are
distributed among the .owners and the
wage-workers ln a most generous proportion to the latter. For 1896 the
value of mlnerul exports from the Slocan country was $1,114,110; for 1897 the
value of such exports was $3,099,836, almost three times the sum of the previous year. This output conies from 30
or more mines, giving employment to
several thousand men. [These mines
are only those clearing at Kas'o. There
are others.���Ed. News.] The ores are
handled by a dozen smelters, Which In
turn employ hundreds of wage-earners.
In fact, It is honest wealth added to
the world's resources, giving an honest
living to thousands of honest men.
Time and time again the importance
of the ming district at tbe doors of the
Inland Empire has been pointed out.
In somo degree the opportunities have
been grasped by men eager for gopd Investments, but the, field Is yet almost a
virgin one. Improvements in mining
have been employed onlv within a
brief interval. There haj Qeen a, falling market ln silver and lead with
which to contend, nnd otHor conditions
have, hampered poor men who are
carving out their fortunes and those of
others. Under these conditions, therefore.' the ronord ot the Slocan is one of
whloh any district may be proud. It
will Increase in 1808 over 1807, and the
end of tho century may find the Slocan
close to the leaders of silver-lead ores.
Output Close to ���4,000,004.
C. D. Rand has sent a letter to the
Spokesman - Review concerning the
foregoing in whloh he says:
"You have based your article and
taken your figures from the amount of
ore shipped over the Kaslo & Slocan
railway, but havo not Included the
value of the ore shipped over the Nakusp & Slocan, via Revelstoke, nor tbe
ore shipped via Slocan City and that
sent to the Pilot Bay and Nelson smelters. The value of the ore shipped via
Revelstoke to October 31 was $719,132;
therefore, when the full returns are In,
it will be found that tbe Slocan output
is probably very close to $4,000,000, If
It does not exceed that amount."
Kaslo is getting ready to hum again.
The bid of F. 15. Archer of $4,800 for
the city lots, corner of 4th' and Front
will undoubtedly be accepted, being
about $500 above *the bid of M. Wein~
stein. It is Mr. Archer's purpose to
begin building immediately. He will'
put up a handsome two-story structure
fronting 50 feet on Front and 110 feet
on 4th. It will contain four store rooms,
below and offices above. It will cost
over $7,000.
It is reported alBO that the C. P. R.
will soon begin building operations on
the lots purchased last summer, corner
of Front and Third. The buildings are
to be warehouses and wharf houses
and will cost about $6,000.
Numerous other buildings are being
projected as heretofore noted In the
Engineer Roy Here.
Dominion Engineer Joseph R. Roy
arrived last night on the Kokanee and
left this morning on the Halys to inspect the Lardo-Duncan river. On his
report will depend the manner of expending the $3,000 now on band for im-.
provement of the river.
He is accompanied by Capt. C. H.
Cameron of the steamer Idaho that
plys on Duncan lakes Capt. Cameron
thinks that the money may be expended to such advantage that he can build
a light draught boat here this spring
capable of navigating the river, and
opening up that entire section to Kaslo,
trade. He will probably organize a
company here for that purpose.
The Lardo-Duncan Improvement As-.
sociation will meet after Mr. Roy's return to hear his report.
A deal in on for the purchase by D.
P. Kane ot tbe plumbing department
of F. S. Archer's hardware bualnaa*.
The Noted  Mine,Declares. Another ���.'In,.
OOO l*rullt  Tomorrow.
The Whitewater mine will declare
Its January dividend of $30,000 tomorrow. This brings Its total up to $154,-
000. It might be larger yet, if all the
ore on the road hod been heard from.
Manager Eaton says that some of the
November ore has not yet been reported, on,
Referring to tho talked of sale, Mr,
Eaton said: ''There ls nothing new,
nor has. there been for tho past, year.
Mr. Retallack has held an option from
me during all that time, and if he sells
all right, and If he doesn't all right,
I am not bothering any about It one
way or the other."
Silver Rlaea and
Lend lttande Steady   at
Lead (Broker's.) Silver.
Saturday, Jan. 8  3.55 56 3-8
Monday, Jan. 10  .3.66 56 1-2
Tuesday.Jan.il 3.66 565-8
Wednesday, Jan. 12  3.66 56 5-8
Thursday, Jan. 13  3.66 57 1-8
Friday. Jan. 14  3.65 57 3-8
Woodbury Creek Matters,
Thos. B. Inch from Redlands, California, has taken the secretaryship of
L. A. Scowden'8 Woodbury creek company with office in Knslo. Mr. Inch
was for 21 years noting in a similar
capacity before for a single English
mining company, Mr. Scowden, and
Mr. Roadley together with a younger
brother of A, T. Salisbury-Jones, are
oampin^ for a few weeks at the mines
on Woodbury croek, overseeing the
work of some 25 men.
Frank Sherwood of Spokane has
been spending the past fortnight in
Kaslo. He cametostarttherawhiiling
from the Blunark group. GOLD PRODUCT OF THE WORLD.
rvcnrly n Quarter of n Illlllon Added
iiuriiiK ihe I'nat Tear���United
Mates Contributes Nearly One-
Foiir.h of Thut Amount
The director of the mint, from Information now at hand, says there is a substantial evidenoo that the world's prod-
UOt of gold for the calendar year of 1807 | [i
will approximate, if not exceed, $240,-
000,000, 1111 increase of nearly 20 per cent
over 18110. The gold product of the Unit- j Kxtcndcd experiments by Dr. Blal-
ed SUiteH for 181)11 was *,.8.100,(ll)l); for j kie, President Of the Edinburgh Koynl
1807 it will approximate spill,500,000, an j Society, show that Ihe X-ray has no ef-
inoreaae of $8,4000,000. The product of; feot upon tubereule and diphtheria bn-
Africa for 18011 was $-1-1.-1.0.000.   KeturiiH   i-illi.
received up lo December i, 1807, Indicate
that the gold product of that country
for the year will be $68,000,000, an in-
creaiie of $13,000,000. Australasia, for
180(1, $.fi,200,000; for 1807 the indications
aro that, it will not be less than $51,000,-
0(H), an increase of $0,800,000. Mexico,
for 18011, $8.330,0IKI; for 1807, estimated
at $10,000,000, an increase of $1,700,000.
The dominion of Canada, for 180(1, $2,-
800,000; estimated for 1807, $7,000,000,
tin increase of $.,700,000, India's product
for 1807 is estimated at $7/>00,000, un
increase of $1,400,000 over 1800. Russia's gold produot for ISOti was $21,650,.
000; for 1807, estimated to approximate
$25,000,000, an increase of $3,500,000. Tlie
indications for the United States arc that
Colorado will lead in the production of
gold for 1807, as it is estimated it will
not be less than $20,000,000. California
will follow with a product of probably
$10,000,000. With the exception of the
South Appalachian range, it ia believed
there, will be an increase in every producing state of thc gold product over that of
Option on  Ihe  l.s-  Its,!.
ln spite of denials on the part of some
of thc officers of thc Isc Hoi company, it
seems to be a fact that the British America Corporation has some sort, of an op-
lion on the property, either of their own
or indirectly through the London and
(jlnbe Finance Corporation. That this is
true is admitted by men heavily interested in thc Ise Roi who are in a position to
know the facts. An officer of the I.c Hoi
company whose name can not be given for
publication because he deplores giving
publicity to a mining deal until it is completed, nevertheless admits that the property is under option to thc Mackintosh
people, and that as the report of their expert can not recch England before the
latter part of this week, the option was
recently extended from December 21,
when it originally expired, to January 21.
This option was given by Colonel Peyton
nnd Senator Turner on their recent visit
to Ixindon, they having been empowered
to dispose of the property. This gentleman declined to divulge the price involved in the deal, but admitted that his
sharo would lie close to a half-million,
and, as his holdings ure known, the purchase price may be figured at $5,000,000.
Washington's Reeord.
Henry 1 .amies, slute geologist, suys:
From the date at hand it is estimated
that the output of the urcoious metals
in Washington for the year 1897 will
amount in about one and one-half millions of dollars, which is a substantial increase over the preceding year.   The yeur
1807 huB shown a great increase in Uie j sebeln.    Precisely what causes
interest taken in Washington mines, and '. miilns lo be determined,
prospecting, developing and mining have |
been carried on with great vigor in ev-1
ery district.    Several   new   rich  strikes j
have  been  made,  many  new   properties'
have been developed into shippers of ore, |
und all of the mines have increased their
output.   Not only have the quartz mines
been pushed, but the placers as well show
a notable increase.   Old diggings, as those
of the Swank, havo produced line nuggets, and many new grounds have exhibited  satisfactory  showings.    The  Klondike excltment  has not materially hindered the growth of the mining industry
in Washington.
Sold   lis  Oregon.
Statistics prepared for the anniutl'iitiui-
ber of the Oregonian show i bm. Oregon
will produce this year more gold than the
Klondike yielded during the working
season of 1800-07. This statement will
come as a surprise to most persona. The
Oregonian estimates the Klondike production during the lust season at $3,500,-
000, while it estimates that Oregon has I their feathered enemies.
produced during the year over W ,000,1)00. j ���	
Of this sum, according to the figures of j Drugs Do Not Strengthon
that journal, Union county has produced j    Tliere Is no drug yet discovered, so
$2,172,000, Baker county $2,000,000 und | fur ns we know, unless it be alcohol,
A newly patented fly-entcher Is mnde
of a sheet of ordinary fly-paper on a
Hat board, and Inclosed in n wire
frnuie, lo prevent its sticking to people
or furniture,
Imitation slales nre made from softened rubber mixed with chalk. /.Ine
white, chlnn clay, etc., and sulphur, the
mixture lielng spread on wood papers
sheet nietnl or other surface, and vulcanized.
A new t'lovers' nlarm clock" strikes
loudly nt 10 o'clock, and two 111 tie doors
opening reveal the figure of a nuin In
a dressing gown, holding In bis bund
a card bearing the words "good-niglit."
Fires can be easily kindled by means
of a uew Invention, which consists of
n couple of hollow bricks, which can be
attached to Bach oilier after being tilled
wilh asbestos, when they nre placed In
a pull containing oil to absorb a sufficient quantity to Ignite the lire when
a match Is applied to tbe bricks.
The London correspondent of  the
I New York Evening Posl cables thnt
I George Murray, keeper of botany In
the British Museum, has proceeded to
Paniniin at the instance of the C.overn-
inent Grant Committee of the Royal
Society for researches on little-known
pelagic algae. During the voyage these
organisms will be obtained by pumping sea-water through fine silk tow-
According to some researches of
Blernackl, In a German physical jour-
nn), alcohol containing water muy be
deprived of its water by dipping Into
li amalgamated aluminum. Aluminum
may be amalgamated by connecting it
to one pole of a battery, and repeatedly
dipping It Into mercury, which ls connected to the other pole. The spark
produced upon withdrawing 11 yields
suiflclent heal to bring iilsinl the amalgamation.
There is n curious light In the sky.
which only a keen eye can detect, and
which few astronomers even have ever
seen, but which Prof. E. E. l.arnaril.
who five years ago discovered the fifth
satellite of .lupller, has lieen studying
for ninny yenrs. His latest account of
it coning from the new Yerkes observatory. It Is a faint pitch, roughly circular, several degrees In diameter, mid
keeping always iu that pnrt of Ihe
heavens which ls directly opposite the
sun. The stars shine through tl as
they do through a comet's tail. (icr-
niuii astronomers hnve given to Ibis
strange light the nnine of the gegeii-
It reus to be determined.
In a recent lecture. Prof. Wllmer
Slone, of Philadelphia, cited ninny
facta to show that birds nre nnture's
great check on the excess of lusecls,
ii ml that they keep the balance between plants aud Insect life. Ten thousand caterpillars. It has been estimated, could destroy every blade of grass
ou uu acre of cultivated ground. In
thirty days from the time It Is hatched
an ordinary culcrpillar Inert ^es 10,000
limes lu bulk, and the food it lives nnd
grows on Is vegetable. The Insect population of a single cherry tree infested
with aphides wns calculated by a
prominent eutoiuologlst at no less thnn
12,000.0001 The bird population of cul-
lhated country districts has been estimated ut from 700 to 1,000 per square
mile. This Is small compared with the
uiimlsnr of insects, yet as each bird consumes hundreds of Insects every dny
the latter arc prevented from becoming Ihe scourge they would be bul for
(Jrarit county $200,000, making the total j
for eastern Oregon over $4,000,000. South- \
ern Oregon is credited with the produc-
t: m of $1,000,000.
Nikola Tcsla announces an important
discovery. He says that he has perfected
vacuum tubes of such high illuminative
power tliat they may be used in lighthouses and they will enable the photographer to work by nigh) us well ns ���y day.
These results Mr. Tesla hns Achieved hy
the use of his vacuum tubes and his oscillator. The light which he is able to produce by this means, is as bright as that j
of the noonday sun. By its use every line
iii the object photographed may be made
to stand out clearly and distinctly.
Unbidden guests give  pleasure
they go
which distinctly adds force to the liody
when It is taken. All of the so-culled
"strengthening remedies." which enable a man to accomplish more work
when be Is under their Influence, do so
not hy adding units of force lo his body,
but by a mixing those units of force
which he hns already obtained mid
stored awny as reserve force by (he digestion of his food. Kola, coca, excessive quantities of coffee nml lea and
similar substnures, while they temporarily cause nervous work to seem
light, do so only by adding to tlie units
of force which n man ought to spend lu
his dally life those Quits which ho
should most sacredly preserve as his
reserve fund. The condition of Ihe individual who, wheu tired anl exhaust..
ed, uses these remedies, with the object of accomplishing more work than
his fatigued system could, otherwise endure, is similar to that of a banker,
who, under the pressure of financial
difficulties, draws upon his capital and
reserve funds to supplement the use
of those moneys which he can properly
employ lu carrying ou his business.
The result lu both Instances is the
same, lu a greater or less time tbe
banker or Ihe patient, as the case may
be, finds that his reserve fund hus disappeared and that he is a iiecunlary or
nervous bankrupt.���Therapeutic Gazette.
Summary of Railway-Steamer Time
Cards from Kaslo.
Loses Interest Hoddex Ilie Inquiry,
Did He Sell the l).>���'r
They had uot been on particularly
good terms since the niau In the coV-
ner bouse bought the dog. The man
who lived next door didn't think much
of dogs anyway��� especially city dogs
-and he had not hesitated to say ns
much ou two or three occasions, i,\m-
sequently when he called and sugiryst-
ed to the man in the corner bouse that
he would like to buy the dug it occasioned considerable surprise.
"But I thought you didn't tike I'osjs,"
said the man In the corner bouse.
"I don't," admitted the man who
lived next door.
"And that you considered city digs
a little bit worse than any other kind.''
persisted the mail in the corner house.
"Quito right," returned the man who
lived next door.
"And that In the line of city .loss you
regarded this one of nilue 'is just n
littlo the worst that ever came under
your uollce."
"Bight again. I don't mind laying,
now thut you call my attention to it.
that your dog Is the meanest, ugliesr
yelping cur that ever kept a neighborhood awake at night. That'.i why
1 want to buy him from you."
"Well, 1 won't sell," announced '.lie
man in the corner house decidedly. "I
know you uow for just the kind of a
man you are. mid I have too much regard for the dog. Even If I didn't care
anything for him 1 wouldn't humiliate
him by compelling him to acknowledge
such a man as you for a inusier. 1
wouldn't be as cruel ns tlmt to any
"As you please." said (lie man who
lived next door. "I thought It no more
than fair to make Ihe offer to \'ou
"To me flrstl"
"Certainly, I'd just as soon pay you
as pay anyone else, and 1 sort of fell
thnt you were entitled to the first
chance. However, my conscience Is
cleur now, nud to-morrow I shall let
the report 1>6 circulated among the Isiys
of the neighborhood thnt 1 am willing
to pay a reasonable price fur that dog
anl that II doesn't make any difference
whether he is delivered alive or dead.
Of course, It will be easier to deliver
hlm dead, and It's likely "
"l,ii> you menu to suy that you will
make au offer for my dog'.'"
"I havh already done so, but you snid
you didn't want to sell. However, I am
quite willing to give you a little time
to think It over. We'll let ihe matter
rest until to-morrow. Of course, you
understand It's perfectly Immaterial to
me whether I buy the dog from you or
from one of the boys or from some
passing tramp who temporarily acquires possession."
Talk aboul the problem of the lady
or the tiger! It's nothing compared to
the problems thnt confront many of us
in the everyday nffulrs of life.
Old he sell the dog?
Cody, otc, Kaaio A Slocan Railway train.
leave Kaslo dally at 8 a. in., returuluts',
arrive at Kaslo 3:50 p. ni.
Rosebery and Nakusp, tako K. A 8. Ry.
from Knslo to Sandon, and thence Nakusp & Slocan Railway, living Bandon
dally at 7:46 a. m.; return:**, arrive d*.ly
at ftandon at 4:56 p.  m.
Victoria and other main line points on
C. P. R., boat from Nakusp to Arrowhead, cars to Revelstoke, thence connect with east and west bound trains.
etc., take Steamer Slocan on Slocan lake,
connetlng with Nakusp A Slocan Ry. at
lonil and Grand Forks, take the Steamer
International from Kaslo daily ut 5:45 a.
m., except Sunday, making connections at
Five Mile Point, near Nelson, with Nelson * Fort Sheppard Ry., then to North-
port. From Northport to Spokane continue the railway, known south of
Northport as the Spokane FallB A Northern,   arriving  at   Spokane at   ii:40 p.   m.
For Rossland change at Noithport to
tho Red Mountain Ry., rurlving at Rossland at 3:40 p. in. Or, Ros..land may be
reached from Nelson via Columbia A
Kootenay Ry. lo Uobson. thence by river
steamer to Trail, ihence by Columbia A
Western Ry. to Rossland. Or, Rossland
may be reached via Nakusp and Trail by
dally steamers down the Arrow lakes and
Columbia river.
For Grand Forks and Boundary Creek
points, take S. F. & N. Ry. from North-
port to Bossburg or Marcus, thence by
sialic across  reservation.
son, etc., I. N. * T. Co.'s Steamer International leavee Kaislo dally, except Sunday, at 5:46 a. m.; returning, leaves Nelson
at 5 p. in., arriving at Kaslo about 8:30 p.
C. P. R. Co.'s Steamer Kokanee leaves
Kaslo dally, except Sunday, at 7:30 a. tn.,
arriving at Nelson at 11 a. m.; returning,
leaves Nelson at 4 p. m., urrlvlng nt Kaslo at 7:30 p.  in.
during navigation season the I. N. A T.
Co.'s. steamer Alberta leaves Kaslo
Fridays at 9 p. m. for Bonner's
Ferry, Idaho, thence by Oreat Northern
Ry. to Jennings, Mont., thence by rivs^r
during navigation season. Or take steamer from Golden, on C. P. R. main line,
Tuesdays and Fridays at 4 a. m., up the
Columbia snd down the Kootenay river.
Bai-tint Oilmen���Services will be held In the
school hoimc every lord's day. Morning ssr-
VlctsJ, 11 o'clock: Sunday school anil pastor's
Itibie claim immediately alter morning ser-
vice; evening siwvlcce, 7:30. All are cordlallv
Invited to attend.
Hsv. 11. c. .Newcombs. 1'sstor.
Catholic Oilmen��� Corner ('. avenue and Sth
ft. No regular pastor at present. Occasional
(services by special announcement.
Manosk-KbbIo lodge No. as, A. r. and A.M.,
meets first Monday in every mouth at Masonic hall over (ireen Hros.' store. Visiting
brothers cordially Invited to attend.
Hamilton HvshU, W. M.
K. K. chicmas, Secretary.
Masonic oiaitrk-Kootenay Cbkpter.R. A. U.
holds regular convocations on the second
Tuesday ol each month in Masonic Hail,
Kaslo. Visiting companions are cordially In
viled. K. K- CHii-MAN-, Z-
("has. Tucmhiii.i., Scribe K.
Maccabf.kr��� Slocan Tent No. R, Knights of Iks
Maccabees, meets second and last Thursdays
oieach mouth at Livingston's hall, Kasl*.
Visiting Knights cnrdlsllv invited..
Mom Holland, W. A. Iuvieb,
Keeper ol Itccords. Commander.
FoiiKSTrns.���Court Kaslo No. S��S7. Independent
(Irder of foresters. Meets id and 4th Fridays
oieach month iu Livingstone's Hall. Visiting brethren are cordlallv Invited.
Recording Secretary. Chlel Hanger.
From   Kaslo   to   Surrounding   Business Points,
Physician and Surgeon.
(iradnale Trinity University, Toronto, Out.,
Member of College ol I'hysirians snd Surgeons,
l.lccntlateof the II. C. Council. I*te ol New
York Hospitals and Polyclinic. Hartin building. Kaslo. 11. ('.
|-\R.  A..S. MARSHALL,
liraduate of American college, Chicago.
Kaslo, H. V.
C     W. GROVES.
Civil and Mining Engineer.
Provincial Land Surveyor.
Underground Surveys. Surface and
Aerial Tramways, Mineral Claims surveyed and reported upon.   Kaaio, B. C.
AI ill's I Miles. [
I Whitewater  17 Ainsworth  .....     12
| Hoar Lake   a>| pilot Bay   50
��� McGulgan  23|llalfour   k-
! Handon (�� hoursi SB Sanca  ss
Cody   31 Nelson 14 hours) 411
i Three Porks   ��.. Ymlr  60
I New Denver   18 Illobso.  70
, Kosebrry 41 Trail   SO
I Silverton  48 Northport (7 Inn).... 103 i
��� Rlocan City   tsiRossland (10 hours)..110
.Nakusp 70 Iloaaburg    122
I Halcyon Hot Spr'gs. >.;..Marcus  1J��
i Arrowhead losldrana Forks  180
' Laurie  1(�� Greenwood  102
Thompsons Landing.113
Trout Lake City 1'..,
Ferguson  130
Revelstoke (31 hra)..133
Vernon  223
renlicton   283
Kamloopa  Ml
Lytton  .
Yale  4��
New Westminster...503
Anaconda 198
Boundary   200
Midway    .'in
Spokane  (13  hours)..232
doat River   64
Bedllngton   (Hvkrrta 77
Port Hill   78
Lucas  108
Honnera Perry (13 In HO
Jennings, Mont 202
Wardner.   B.   C.*....ttO
Vancouver   Uil   hra)..r,12' Fort Steele-
Victoria   (BI   hrs)V...5����
Seattle (28 houra) 880
Tacoma (30 hours)...620
Portland (48 koui.)..682
���Via C.  P.   R,
Cranbrook  412
Oolrten    2S0
Windermere*    280
Banff   ,....814
���Via  trail  about   1-6
above distances.
Office witli Henry Croft   -   Kaslo, B. C.
Notary Public,
Arbitrator, .Assignee
Conveyancing, Etc
t >ver 1 .iiiniiut tc Young's Book Store, J
Jeweler and Optician,
Reco Avenue, Sandon, B. 0.
A Mntter nf Colors.
"Sister Millie wnuts to know if you
won't let us take your IiIr nwnlujr?
She's koIuk to give a porch party to:
morrow niitht and wnuts to have It on
tlie plnzzer."
"Wants my awning?"
"Ycik She WV>nld have borrowed the
.loneses', but theirs Is blue, you know,
nnd Millie's hair ls red."���Cleveland
Plain Denier.
On Ihe Klondike.
"There's a lot of sliootln' goln' ou
over there ut Alaska Dick's saloon.
Are llic lioys liavlu' fun with the tenderfoot thnt blowed In lnat night?"
"Kun nothln'! The bnys Is shootlu'
to kill. They're iightln' like hungry
liners over a raw onion they hapiioncd
to sec in thut tenderfoot's baggage."���
Chicago Tribune.
Brady-Did ye hear nv the folght
bi'tuxt IllnnlKsey nud O'Gowllgan?
Orady���Oi did not. Was it to a finish'.
Brady���Tlint-Wan Hlnnlssey's Intln-
llon, hut Hinnisscy was knocked out
befoore It gut that fur,���Boston Courier.
liovernor-Heneral Karl ol Aberdeen i
Premier Sir Wilfred Laurier
Memlier nl the House of Commons, Dominion
Parliament, for Wesl Kootenav	
   Hewitt Bostoek |
I.leiit-uovernor Hon. T. K. Mrinnes i
Premier Hon, J. II. Turner
Attorney-lieneral Hon.  DM  Eberts I
Com. of lands and Works.    .Hon. II. ll. Martin I
Minister of Mines and Kdueatlon	
   Hon. .Ills, linker
Provincial Mineralogist Win. A. larlyle I
Members ol legislative Assembly for West    \
Northllidlng     . J.M Kellie
South Hiding J. F. Hume j
Mrst J. S* Johnstone,
Mayor Ilolsert
Aldermen���A. T. (Isrland, A
J. I). Moore, (i. O. Buchanan
City Clerk	
Police Magistrate,
lehanan. H   A. Ci
        __1 E
 ^TfTxTn. i
K. (Ireen
W. liOO'lcllOIIgh,
. chinmun
lei l.ueas
V. Adams
A. Milne
W. McAiiii
.8. II. (Ireen
.8.1*. Tuck
It  A. Cockle
F. II. lingers
Thnimtit tflos
"Whnt Is that cigar-box arrangement
on top of the house?" nuked tbe guest
from the city. ���
"Tlmt," snid the proud owner of his
own suburbau . home, "Is a watch
"Oh! I thought it was too siiuill for a
clock tower."���Cincinnati Enquirer.
City Msrsl
City Solicitor
Water Commissioner	
HMlth Officer Dr.   .
City council meets every Thursday evening
at the city hall, 4th street, 1*1 ween Front St.
and A avenue.
Chief  Hugh P. Fletcher
First Deputy Chief George Held
Second Deputy Chlel JohnHlllla
Third Deputy Chlel (leo. Whiteside
Heoretsrj' Archie Morris
Treasurer (ins Adams
Mining Recorder and Assessor-Tsx Collector
 John Keen
Collector of Customs J. F. Mcintosh
School Trustees-August Carney, J. I), Moore,
O.O. Buihanali.    Principal -Prof. .las. !llsln|>.
Oeneral delivery- "pen daily (Sundays excepted) Irom S a. m. until 7 p. in. Lobby otien
Irom 7 a. m. In 9:!si p. m.
Malls lor despatch closed ns follows: For
all parts ol the world every evening except
Saturday and Sunday, at ��. p. ���
Mails arrive from I'nlted States and  li
pointi. dally except Sunday, ��l 9:to p.
Froai I'. P. R. jiolnts snd Blocan points, af
rive daily except Sunday, at 4:00 p. in.
Registration office open... .8:30 a. m., ��:!�� p. m.
Money order office and Postoffiee Savings Bank
openlla.m   to ftp.ni,
8. II. (JR1.KN. Postmaster.
Embroidery and
Mantua Making;.
Butte Hotel,      -     -     KASLO, B. C.
Front Street.
fifandBafbef shop,
New Nickel Tubs.   Tickets  good
for three linths, $1.
Mode Hay While'the Sun Shone,
"You say Jones is in clover?   Hiiw
"He has just married a grass widow
who got $20,000 alimouy, six mouths
ago."���Cleveland Lender.
When ajtlrl thinks .she is atytully
sweet, she finds it ditilcult to keep the
opinion to herself.
evenson & Becker,
A Ave., bet. 4th and 5th, KASLO, B. C.
All assay and analytical worV careful,
ly done by the latest laboratory methods
Zetults guaranteed.
I'riceS made on application.
Mctuodikt Chcrch���Cor. C. and Oth St. Divine services evory Sunday at 11 a. m. and
7:80 p. in. Sunday school at .::w. Strangers
always welcome.
C. Aci.t Piiort'NiEii, M. A��� I'aator.
1'ril.SBVTEUiAK CiiCHCii-Corner 4th street and
H avenue. Services evory Sunday at lta. in.
and 7:S0 p. ro. Siindny school and Itihle class,
2:110 p. m. Prayer meeting Wednesday evening at S o'clock. Free seals; strangers and
others heartily welcome.
Kkv. Jamks N.ukn. Minister.
Church or F.niii.and-Southwest corner oIC
avenue and .'.lh street. Services every Bnnday at 11 a. in. ini'i 7)811 p in. All are cordially Invited. lUv. C. F. Vatsh,
Mist-loner in Charge.
and Real Estate
Correspondence solicited.
Address, KASl.O, 15. C.
To   the   Ladles.
Send ten cents to Womankind, Springfield,
Ohio, IT. 8. A., and receive Womankind, a
handsome home magaslne for three months sad
a free copy of the Womankind Cook Book. Toa
will be pleased with both the paper and bosk. C3
Sunduy nfter Bnnday tbe snme demure little creature snt In the lust pew
on the rlglit-liniid side of the center
nlsie In St. Matthias' Church, nnd Sunday after Sunday the young minister
In ch: rge looked down over his congregation und caught the wistful look o��
It pair of dark-brown eyes thnt was
noleinn and pathetic nt once. Before
the last ntuen of the recessional had
ceased to vibrate on thc ears of the
kneeling worshipers Ilie Utile creature
had each I line made her way out of the
church unnoticed. After awhile Kev.
.lohn Cirluislmw, who wus six anil
tweuly, and impressionable at that, began to feel the lutlueuee of that benign
expression, nud of those solemn dark
eyes, and decided to speak with tlie
girl if an opportunity presented Itself,
nntl the opportunity did couie one Friday night on n snlut's day when tliere
was a special service at the church In
the evening.
She had never been Into the church
before except on Sunday, nnd what
wns his surprise nud pleasure when
the young minister lifted his eyes that
night nnd saw the face that was beginning to Interest hlm sitting Before
lilin quite near the front. During the
singing of a hymn he approached her
nnd asked her to remain nfter the
service, as he wished to say a few
words to her. She did not reply, except with a mute appeal In her Splendid
dark eyes. He mistook her silence for
embarrassment nnd returned to his
place nt the lectern. At the close of
the service he hurried to the side of the
girl, who wns just In the act of leaving
her pew, and spoke a few words to her.
He wns Inviting ber, In that calm, deliberate way that characterised hlm, to
come to church often, to consult lilui,
to become a regular worshiper at the
church; but as he talked In low, persuasive tones, nnd no response came
from the girl, he began to wonder at
her extreme bashfulness, and when she
began to shake her bend, to make rapid
signs with her deft lingers. In an Instant he realized that the appealing
eyes that followed hlm ln his dreams
and in his waking moments, nnd the
pretty but sad face, were those of a
deaf mute, nnd so swift and sudden
was the surprise that swept over hlm,
that he could hnve cried out In his
anguish. A chill came over his heart,
but only for nn instant, nnd In the next
he communicated as best he could by
nods and smiles and expression that he
understood her nnd was sorry for her.
He tried to make her understand that
he would Ilk* her to continue to come
to church nnd be a good Christian, but
whether she comprehended him or not
he did not know. He walked to the
door with her, and ns she went slowly
down tho stone steps he nodded n
plensnnt good-night us she looked back.
When he wns alone that night the
young preacher gave way to his emotion. He realized that he wns deeply ln
love with the little being who had never
spoken a word to hlm, and whom he
nok knew would never speak to hlm.
He should never know thnt sound of
her voice, which In his fancy wns low
and soft and musical.    And now. obi
spoke _, raw wonns to nun.
True there were other girls In the parish who would gladly accept him If he
would mako the offer, but he did not
love one of them as he now realised
that he loved this girl who had occupied thnt rear seat In the church Sunday nfter Sunduy, always attired tn a
neat black dress, a bit of soft white
lace falling over her collar and setting
off her pretty throat. She might be 18
or 20, be thought, and was jnst tall
enough. He hnd noticed that she came
tc his shoulder ns he walked down H>e
aisle with her that night. Her hands
were so pretty, too, when she mode a
few hurried signs, and he should never
be able to hold them between bis two
large palms.
At last sleep pulled the curtain before these precious, yet bitter, thoughts
and Rev. Mr. Griuishaw fell Into a deep
slumber, and dreamed that he was calling the sea with this beautiful girl, that
he held her In his arms, that he called
her "Kuth." When he awoke lt was
with the bitterest dlsapiiolntinent, for
ho wns alone, and the bright sun was
streaming full upou his face. He remembered that the King's Daughters
of the parish were to enjoy an excursion down the bay thnt day. and as he
had many little affairs of importance
to attend to before 2 o'clock, the hour
of sailing, he busied himself about
them, saying the name Until softly to
himself lu the liienliwhlle, and wondering if her unine were really Uuth.
The excursion steamer was iu waiting at the dock, and one by one thc
young girls stepped aboard, each smiling her sweetest ns she noticed the
young minister standing on the wharf,
lie returned their salutations with a
serious countenance, aud with dignity
slightly lifted his hut; but his eyes
were strained to the little narrow street
beyond, watching and waitiug for her,
hoping, yet not knowing, thnt she
would COme. lt wanted oue minute of
the hour, aud anxious ones aboard the
little excursion steamer were calling to
Mr. <JritnsliHw to come aboard nud not
get left. If he lienrd he heeded not, and
Just as be was about to give up hope of
her coming. Just ns they were about to
pull lu the gangplank, a slight figure
in u neat-fitting black dress with white
lncc at the throat and a small black hut
set upon a shapely little head crowned
with a wealth of chestnut-brown hair,
approached the wharf. Calling to the
sailors to wait a moment, John Ilrim-
shuw sprang forward and, taking the
girl by the arm, forgetful that she could
not hear a word he said, explained to
her that she was late and must hurry
to get aboard lu time, ������ilu- only smiled
and turned her wistful eyes full upou
him, nnd his heart swelled with a feeling undetiiinble, for he thought that be
perceived love In her looks.
It would occupy an hour and a half
to reach their destination, nud he took
her under his special charge. It was
a merry crowd. It was Jollies) lu the
stern of the boat, where people were
pneked like sardines on the deck seats
and oil camp stools. John Urinisluiw
and the mute little creature he loved
were sittlug together. Their arms
touched as they leaned on the railing
and looked out upon the water���the
yachts, the smacks, the sailing vessels,
the rowboats that passed and repassed
them. Suddenly he felt wbnt seemed
to be the spray against his face. Another Instant, and without warning, big
drops of rnln begnn to fall nnd an
ominous black cloud covered the blue
of the sky. Sheets of wnter rained and
blew from the northenst. Big green
wave* that afterward became yeasty
lashed themselves angrily against tho
sides of tho little steamer that rolled
nnd pitched In Its efforts to upright Itself against their fury. Thunder rolled
and blinding und slg-sag streaks of
lightning played across tbe sky. The
rain poured lu torrents and swept over
the dock, wetting everything In Its
path, aud driving the now thoroughly
frightened people to the opposite side
of tho boat, which, wWh its uneven
weight, leaned and tipped ln that direction. Water rushed tn upon the lower
deck. The captain shouted: "Some ot
you go to the other side of the boat.
Don't all rush to one side, or you will
have us overboard.*' The women became excited, and a general rush to the
esbln began, until the order was given
that no more should come down into
the cabin. Women grew frantic, children cried and those filled with bravado
laughed at the almost calamity. Young
men who tried to be funny put on life
preservers and walked about exhibiting
themselves, announcing: "Tbe boat
will sink In fifteen minutes; get your
life preservers." Bin a warning look
from the minister soon quieted them.
The fury of the tempest lu the meantime never abated. The steamer was
shrouded tn a mist of wind and rain,
and the erstwhile jolly crowd was now
a paulc-strlcken one. Lunch baskets
and boxes that were carefully placed
nnder the seats were saturated with
salt water.
Meanwhile the young minister had
laid a firm grasp upon the girl's arm,
und half lifted, half drugged her to a
passageway lending to the cabin, that
wns inclosed by glass windows und
doors, and thus protected her from the
rain. She did not seem to comprehend
the extent of her danger, und looked on
at the movements of the puulc-strickeu
crowd like some curious, wild-eyed
child. Mr. Orlnishaw was white to the
lips, and us he lifted his eyes to heaven,
one could see that his lips were moving
in prayer. He prayed that the fury of
the wind and waves might be abated,
that lives should not be lost, that the
boat should anchor in safety, and "Oh,
Lord," he prayed, "If lt be Thy will that
we sink to a watery grave, let her speak
to me once, let me hear her voice Just
once upon earth, as in heaven I shall
hear It as she sings with the ungel
The sky became Inky black. Nothing
could be discerned ou the open deck
but the terrific sheets and gusts of min,
made gray by the blackness. Just then
the heavens seemed* to open, and a
blinding Hash of lightning played and
capered across the bout; it deafening
peal of thunder, like the bursting of u
thousand cannon, seemed to shake the
very waters of the deep, and to echo
and re-echo across the boundless waste.
It was terrific, and people clapped their
hands to their ears, and white faces lie-
i nine blanched. A shorp, shrill piercing
scream rose above It all. A scream of
agonized fear. It enrue from the deaf
unite, who swayed for a moment, and
would huve fnllen had not her over
watchful companion caught her aud
supported her In his arms. What had
rnused her to scream? Fright, per-
l.aps, he thought, as she witnessed the
battle of the elements. Surely she had
not beard thnt thunderbolt us it hurled
itself from on high. Pshaw! Was she
not deaf, and how could she hear? It
tiaade him almost glad to know that she
had been spared that petil Hint Caused
many a heart to stand still for an Instant.
He held her fust In his arms and
softly spoke the iiunie "Ruth." She
lifted those eyes with a glance as sweet
as nn angel's. Her heart fluttered. She
smiled with a smile of recognition, ns If
she hud heard. Intuitively he felt that
she had heard his voice. He had read
once of such a miracle���Unit a volley of
thunder so dense and so terrific as to
deafen a person of onllnar.V hearing
had In sonic miraculous and divine way
restored the hearing of a man who had
been deaf from birth. And. perhaps,
this precious gift had been restored to
the girl he loved. He spoke once more
the nnme he had spoken In his dreams,
nntl she gave s" xi\ that she heard. It
was too true. It was a miracle of the
storm, and he bowed his head and
i hanked God.
If he could but hear her voice. But
that inestimable pleasure was to be denied him. And yet his dream was coming true, for he dreained that he sailed
tlw sea with her ln his arms, and was
she not uow In his arms? O, gentle
dresms!   O, destiny!
It was not long before the storm
censed us suddenly as It came, and the
heavy black clouds receded, nnd the
blue in the sky was as bright as when
they started out. The little steamer
cut plucklly through the water, and in
half an hour the party, now In excellent
spirits, had reached the cool, shady
grove. The miracle wrought during the
storm was the talk of Ihe day, and not
less talked about was the devotion of
the minister to the happy unfortunate
who knew now that she loved him, nnd,
with an unfathomable Intuition given
to crentures like herself, knew, also,
that John Qrlmshnw loved her.   He did
A Host Who Put Up a Sinn for the
Benefit of Visitor*..
"Down ln nearly any of the Southern
States," remarked the New York drummer Sunduyliig In Washington, "the
oppression of hospitality, If I may so
express lt, ls something tlie Northerner has no Idea of. I have traveled In
New l.nglunil, as well as all over the
South, aud I have actual knowledge of
what I am talking about. I never heard
of a Yankee botng eaten out of hous*
and home by his friends, but I know ot
a dozen families lu different parts of
the South who have a continual struggle for existence simply because they
haven't the courage to put up the bars
and shut out their thoughtless visitors,
who drop lu at any and all times for a
meal or a night's lodging, or both, or
half-a-dozen of them, for that matter.
Of course they are Just as ready to extend a similar courtesy, but lt Isn't
every family who can make Itself even
by boarding lt out, nnd the result ls
that burdens nre thoughtlessly thrust
upon many who are kept with their
noses to the grindstone ns long as they
"I never knew of but one who had
the nervo to Inaugurate a new order of
things, und he, or she rather, has been
ut It bo shortly that I cannot say how
It will turn out, though so for lt ls a
glittering success. This man had a
good farm and a raft of friends who
seemed to think that his house was
theirs free of cost, and used lt accordingly. Ills flrst wife wns a nntlve of
the same eouuty, nnd she couldn't turn
people awny, though she and her husband both felt that they were gradually being devoured and worked to death
for their friends, four years ago she
died, and a year ago he married a
Pennsylvania womnn of sense and
courage, nnd with no traditions aud
customs lo Observe. She said nothing
for the flrst six mouths, but went
ahead keeping a free hotel and listening to compliments on the superior
kind of a woman she wus, and then she
called for u change.
"She had a comfortable competence
of her own, and out of that she took
enough to paint and enlarge the house
and Improve the grounds, and in the
meantime she announced that she was
going to keep a hotel. Of course, while
the workmen were tearing things up,
the visitors had to stay away, and ln
this way they quit for a time.
"On the 1st of September last she
opened up the place, which sho had
made very handsome, and began waiting for guests. The only Indication of
a hotel tliere is is nn archway over the
big gate on the pike, aliout a quarter
of a mile from the house, nnd on this ts
a four-foot square sign reading:
Hotel Bountiful.
Best Meals and Beds In the County,
Kverybody Weleome.
Entertainment for Man and Beast,
Prices $5 per Day Up.
Single Menls, $1.50.
Lodging, $2.
No Reduction by the Week or Month.
Dogs und Children Not Admitted.
Come oue. Come All.
MR AND MRS. BLANK, Proprietors.
"As I said," concluded the drummer,
"I don't know how the scheme will result, but when I was In that neighborhood ten days ago they hadn't done
enough business to pay for the sign.
In fact, they hadn't had a single guest,
and I never saw two hotel proprietors
as thoroughly contented and happy
over the exceedingly bad business they
were doing."
Central Hotel.        j|
nn, KhI..     f
New   Building ��nil  Newly   Furnished   "
Throughout 4t
-���- #
A rintciasa Bar ln Connection.
Furnished Rooms.
Conducted by HI,. Caae.
i Klectrle ligtat��, hut anil cold bathi, iteansls-eat.
i'.l. newly lurnished throughout.    Kverr-
thing llrst 1-laHfl.   Corner A avenue and
Fifth street, Kaslo, 11. C.
not love her less because she could nol
speak, else the bans would not have
been published, and the marriage that
took place at St. Matthias' Church, six
months after, would never have occurred. She never spoke to him with
her voice, but her eyes and her lips and
her hands spoke to him always, and
Sunday after Bunday as he looked over
his congregation, the same little figure,
with a face of sweetness rather than
sadness, looks up Into his eyes. Intelligently, and hears the blessed words ns
they fall from his lips���Lillian Lewis.
French Wine.
A Paris paper says that the vineyards of Gord and Herald t have recovered from the phylloxera, and that
wine ls as cheap as It was In 1875.
Nevertheless, the population ls turning
more and more to alcohol.
Khnkspeare's Knowledge.
It Is not for n moment to be denied
that Shakspeare's plays show an cxtra-
oidlunry wealth of varied knowledge.
The writer wns one of the keeneBt observers that ever lived. Iu the woodland or on the fiirin, in the printing
shop or the nle house, or np and down
the street, uot the .smallest detail escaped hliii. Microscopic accuracy, curious Interest ln nil things, unlimited
power of assimilating knowledge, nre
everywhere shown In the plays. These
are some of the marks of what wc call
genius, something thnt we are far from
comprehending, but which experience
has shown that books nud uulversltles
cannot Impart. All the colleges on earth
could not by combined effort make the
kind of man we call a genius, but such
a man may at any moment be born luto
the world, and It Is ns likely to be lu u
peasant'*- cottage ns anywhere.
There Is nothing In which men differ
more widely than In the capacity for
Imbibing and assimilating knowledge
The capacity Is often exercised unconsciously. When my eldest son, at the
age ot ll, was In the course of a few
weeks of dally Instruction taught to
read, lt was suddenly discovered that
his 4-year-old brother also could read.
Nobody could tell how It happened. Of
course the younger boy must have taken keen notice of what the elder one
was doing, but the process went on
without attracting attention until th��
result appeared.���.\tlantlc.
Kaslo, B. C.
..Rates If 1.00 and Upwards...
ADAMS BROS.. Proprietors.
Sole agents for Pabst Beer, Milwaukee,
Hotel and
Good rooms anil good living.    Restaurant in charge of Oscar Monson.
Columbia  Hotel,
J. P. BEELER, Prop.
Clean and Comfortable Rooms
Best Bar in Kaslo.
A well conducted
In connection, managed
by JAMES EGAN-^j��
Front Street,
���til IIMIIH 114 .14 .It Mrt#M
Finely Kurnlsheil Throughout; Dining Rooa
Service I'nexcelled: Bar Stocked With
Choice l.lquon end Cigar*.
The Revere, %*'%*
.1. M. BLAIKIK, Prop.
Finely furnished rooms, hard finish,
everything new, electric lights.
A avenue, Kaslo, B. ('.       P. O- box 44.
*  Telephone No. 3.
B. 0. Wbavbh,    ���    Proprietor.
Clean, homelike end comtortable, Barber
���hop In connection. Free Edleon Phonograph
concert every evening.
A girl may not be aide to hit the side
of a barn wit a a brick, bnt she can al.
wavs throw kisses straight
Too Many to Count.
Lord Kelvin calculates that the number of molecules ln a cubic Inch of any
| gas Is 100,OOt>,000,OW,iXIO,000,000,000,
! and ln each ot these..molcules there are
several atoms moving among themselves at the rate ot seventy miles I
The farther a man can look Into the
future the fewer creditors he sees.
$2 a week up.
Enquire over .T. 14. Wilson's store,
Front Street,       -       -     KASLO, B. C.
j�� WHERE? .*
Why to the Sloran Beer Hall, where yon
can get from, draft beer by the achooner
or q .art.
A Avenue, .... Kaslo, B. O.
'/ Published Every Friday At Kaslo, B. C.
By The News Publishing Company.
Subscription $2.00 Per Annum in Advance���Advertising
Rates Made Known on Application.
JANUARY, 1898.
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17 \18 ! 19
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$4 j 25 | 26
A  Word to   Kaslo is just beginning to feel the stim-
ulating effects of the near approach of
lVilSlO S       the Crow's  Nest railway.   The  new
Merchant*?   town at ^0Bt ^'ver Landing, called
Kalama, the base of  supplies  of  the
new road, is said to haVe increased the business of  Nelson
'by 100pe�� cent within the past fortnight.   Kaslo is slightly nearer to this point than is Nelson, and should profit by
it at least equally with Nelson.
The steamer "Nelson" makes three trips a week from
Nelson to Kalama.   Capt. Kane of  tbe steamer "Halys" is
ready to give the same service from Kaslq if the merchants
of this town care to cultivate the trade there sufficiently to
justify such traffic.   The run can be made in six hours.
There are already over 400 people In   and around Ka-
\ lama.   It Is likely that there will be five time9 that  num-
\  ber wltbin six months.   Kalama Is likely for some time to
be the western terminal of the Crow's Nest  road,   Kaslo
merohants know a good thing when they  see it.   Can they
afford to let the opportunity go by to make Kalama a feeder of Kaslo?   We do not believe they can or will.
The Battle   ^e United States continues to be the
battle 'ground, between  the  followers
Of the of ���he single and double standai-ds of
Standard** ^l116, .I* i8 interesting to us hero
* across1 the lino, and to that extent re-
taoved��from the scene df the conflict, to watcli, its progress.
Nine tenths of the people of the Kootenay ape vitally interested in tbe fight' for the re-establishment of bimetallism. Ninety-nine hundredths of the people in the Slocan at* firm sympathizers with it.
When, therefore, the campaigns for bimetallism con-
tinues.to be as actively waged in "off years" as though an
election were just in sight, it presents an anomaly in the
political hlBtory of the world, and impresses the people of
the world with an idea of the intense earnestness and devotion of those engaged in this struggle for human rights.
We all would welcome the re-establishment of bimetallism by the united action of the nations of the world. Yet,
if it has to be undertaken by any nation alone, there Is
none whose resources could back the attempt so well as
those of the United States.
Opposed to it are all the trusts and aggregations of capital whose object is to make thomselvoB richer by making
the world poorer. Of this theory Mr. Gage, United States
Sectetary of the Treasury, approves, for he said In a recent
interview: "Our great bank deposits are not a menace.
Tremendous accumulations show a capacity to extend business linos; they show that we are not poor, but financially
powerful. The country waits now only to have it certified
' that sound conditions underlie national finance. That
tloade clear, show it to be sure, incontrovertible, we shall
witness and profit in business prosperity beyond parallel���
for they, who control capital will in such assurances move
forward promptly and confidently."
Mr. Gajjt' mistakes a means for an end. Capital should
be the servant of development, not its master. As it is,
nearly all the prosperity that acorues in the United States
under the gold administration is to the rich, while news of
reduction of wages to factory hands is now of dally occur-
rance throughout tho eastern states.!
To those Inclined to consider the gold standard as the
established order and bimetallism as the new and untried
thing, we recommend the following wise and truthful words
from the pen of that eminent political economist, Professor
Francis A. Walker, author of several works on political
economy having an international refutation:
"Universal monometallism is tho new and untried
thing. Bimetallism is the old and well-approved monetary
system of mankind, We know what bimetallism ls and
what lt will do. The method of its operation, the nature of
its effects, are well known, and can be studied historically
and statistically upon a wide scale. No one knows what
universal monometallism would-be, or what it would do.
Such a thing never existed. During the past 20 years the
world has made rapid progress in that direction; but the
end Is still far distant. Monometallism is only half born
Tbe 23 years during whloh it has been trying to make its
way into the light have been years" of unparalleled commercial disaster and disturbance, and at the end of that period,
leading gold monometallisU lik.'Sh* Robert Giffen, declare
that the system can not'possibly be extended to India and
further East; or, likeISofctbeer and Lexis of Germany, declare that lt has,*] ready gone too far in Europe, and that a
��� portion of the ground must'be retraced.""
LeSSOnS Of  The d*y after tne hauiringof Theodore
- Durrant, nearly a doi'en lynchlngs ioe-
the Dlirrailt curred in  the ���south  and west.   The
Tranedv      Spokesman - Review,  ln  commenting
��*��     J ���     upon tbem spoke of a psychic wave of
,'lmmorality that seemed to be sweeping over the country,
- but failed to connect it with the execution of Durrant, see-
1   ing in it rather impatience at tardy Justice.   It is  a  curious but well recognized psychological Mil, tint close  at
tention by people of Ul poised intellects to criminal matters, tends to drive them to the execution of crimes themselves, which in their saner moments they would abhor.
Despite the gloss of our boasted nineteenth century civilization, there Is a good deal of the savage left in the
average human being.
The almost feverish interest with which news of the
Durrant execution was awaited throughout the country,
and the final knowledge that It had been consummated, was
all that was necessary in a, muni ber of communities to upset
a number of these poorly roised natures, awaken their
blood-thirstiness and set them off in bands to anticipate the
law's punishments for  real  or fanoied grievances.
Imitation often becomes epidemic in matters of crime.
One murder often provokes another. One suicido is generally followed by several others In the same community. It is
said that in the German army, whenever a sentry commits
suicide in his sentry box, a not uncommon occurrence, tbe
officers recognize that they must destroy the box, and alter
the surroundings to prevent others seeking the same place
and similarly taking their own lives.
It is a question yet to be proved, whether capital punishment acts aa a real deterrent of crime. Despite the fact
that nearly all of the noted criminals of the lost few years
in the United States, such as Holmes, Jackson, Walling
and others have been legally executed, murders have in-
caeased nearly fifty per cent there in that time. The
inllamed public imagination, aided by yellow journalism,
goes on rioting In blood.
Certainly capital punishment should at least be restricted to cases where guilt Is not supposedly established
by circumstantial evidence. Let life imprisonment answer
the others.
Reverting to Durrant's case: The News does not say that
Durrant was innocent, but that he was not proven beyond
a doubt to be guilty. Such proof can never be established
solely by circumstantial evidence. Here was a young man
whose family for two generations back still live in California, people of respectability and culture. Nothing of a
criminal nature had ever before been breathed against any
of them. The police and the newspapers select Durrant as
their victim, notwithstanding that there were others toward whom suspicion pointed as firmly. He maintains a
bold front and protests his innocence to the last.
His own church people and pastor refuse to stand by him,
until as a last resort he seeks the tender mercies of the
Roman Catholics and is there not rejected. After his death
his body Is denied sepulture in any church or civil ceme-
tary, and even the local crematories refuse to permit his
body to be burned to ashes within their furnaces. After seriously considering burying the body at sea, a crematory is
finally found In the remote southern part of the state whose
owners consent. Such relentless hounding, even after
death, will only awaken sympathy with the reaction sure
to come, and possibly unwisely raise Durrant to the pedestal of a martyr.
We are far yet from being a civilized race, as long as
the occurrences of the day continue to make us realize the
truth of Pope's line,
Man's Inhumanity to man makes countless thousand!) mourn.
The Slocan is all .'ight and so is Kaslo.
Tho unsavory mess dished up for the citizens of Rossland by The Miner of that city re mayoralty contest, suggests the thought that It takes a rogue to trap a rogue.
Elated by the fact that Sandon ls now a municipality
the Mining Review is evidently striving In its vague way
to introduce that other accessory of metropolitan life���yellow journalism.
It looks as though Kaslo were getting ready to enter
upon a new era of prosperity very soon. Good times are
alro<idy knocking at the door. The great Lardo-Duncan
will do its share.
Authorities on rhetoric tell us that punning is the lowest form of wit. They would probably faint away utterly,
should they see an attempt recently mode looaily to play on
the names of the new aldermen.
It Is perhaps best after all that Hanna should have
won in his fight for United States senator from Ohio. He
Is a consistent gold bug representative of the republican
party, and by giving the people the worst that thoy oould
ask for in that line, the disease may the sooner cure Itself.
A war In Europe among first-class powers ts a very remote possibility- Modern engines of destruction are an unknown quantity, and even the best equipped nations appear
willing to suffer tho evils they have than fly to those they
know not cf, however noisily they may wag their tongues.
The great strike on the Charleston again proves tbat
Slocan's mines improve with depth, Mr. Carlyle's remark,
published elsewhere, may sound extreme, but It is probably literally true that the Kootenay will so far outlast the
Klondike, that the latter will in time hardly be a memory.
The postmaster-gbneral is apt to get himself disliked if
ho insists on his measure refusing newspapers free distribution through the malls, the blight of Which can scaroely
be comprehended. We should think that after being called
down by the home government on his recent order re foreign postage, he would be more than willing to subside
without making himself further ridiculous.
The retiring mayor and oity council leave a very good
record.   This administration has practically, or with one
exception, been in power two years.   When It took charge
lt found the city ovor $500  in  debt  and  without  public
works.   It  hus  built a water works system and effected
, street Improvements, and now has no floating debt, but on
I the contrary, a handsome cash balance. Considering every-
I thing, Kaslo Is to be congratulated on the efficiency of its
council of the past two years.
# A Full Stock on #
rHand for Moun-A
tain Climbing, i. .   \
From Montreal a large stock of Men's Health Underwear.
In the Grocery Department try our Saratoga Chips and Postum Cereals. A fine
Assortment of Fresh Fruits, Oranges, Lemons, Apples, etc.
H. Giegerich,
Kaslo.   Sandon.   Ainsworth.
Wiat? Why the Hockey and Acme Club Skates for Ladles and Gentlemen
sold only by this firm. Just In receipt of a fine lot of White Enamelled Ware.
Call and see it.-1       ���~^	
Hamilton Byers, kI1^,0n
A Guaranteed Union Made Cigar.
Ask Your Dealer for It.
I Butte Hotel *
## Resta uran t
Meals at all hours between 5 a. m. and 0 p. in. Short Orders a Speoialty. Business Men's Lunch from 11:30 a. m. to 7:30 p.m.
D. A. CARR, formerly of Columbia Hotel Restaurant, south side
Front st., bet. 3rd and 4th, opposite Steamer Landings, Kaslo, B.C.
:-3jHjHjHjJ &4HjH& ^HjHHf $-5$!-$-$ i$H|HjHMH$H
Electric Light and Power Plants.
Private Telephone Lines.
Wiring in all its branches.
Fixtures, Shades, Bell Goods, Etc.   ���>'���
Headquarters ip the Keenan Building, next to P.O., Front Street, Kudo, B. C
Good Advertising Medium
Character I
Tlio BKITIBH COLUMBIA N*KW* Is tho leading,
most carefully I'lllli'il, iiuisi ri'litilsli', Iwnt looking newspaper In the Kootoimy Lake Country.
* Price and Circulation j SSSr ��
SeeF, E. Archer
The Pioneer Hardware Dealer
Front Street, Kaslo, British Columbia.
Nelson and Rowland Kleutlou.
Nelson and Rossland, like Kaslo,
elected tor the most part by acclamation. Mayor John Houston of Nelson
succeeds himself by acclamation as do
also three aldermen from the east
ward. In the west ward will be a contest. At Rossland H. S. Wallace and
his entire ticket were elected by acclamation. Mayor Scott and his ticket
withdrew owing to the Rossland
Miner's threat to expose a corrupt
bargain between itself and Scott.
Fourth St., Kaslo, B. C.
Notlca ia hereby given tlint sixty 1601 days
after date I will roakingTappllcatlon to the
Chief Cuniniimslonvr of  Lund* and Works at
Victoria to purchase tho following described
lands In the West Kootenay district and Ainsworth mining division:   Beginning at a post
planted at the mouth of Woodbury Creek on
the shore of Lake Kootenay, thence north
eighty ISO) chains, thence east forty (401 chains
thence north eighty 1801 chains, thence east to
the shore of Kootenay lake, thence .following
, the shore southward to the point of cptamence-
1 ment, containing 320 acres more or less.
Dated December 15,18*7.
Open Day and Night
Everything flrst class
Meals from 25 Cents Up.
~~w.Ttwiss, i
���Real Estate and Mining Broker.-
Front St., Kanlo, B. C. WE
Have a lull line of
Office and Pocket
Diaries for 1898 on
Hand, also Wblt-
aker'sAlmanac for
When opening a new set of
books, don't forget that we
carry a complete line at reasonable prices	
Lamont & Young,
Books, Stationery and Wallpaper, -   -   -   - Kaslo, B. C.
Lace curtains can be done up nicely
only at the Steam Laundry.
See Wilson the grocer for anything,
needed In the grocery line.
Your soiled suit or your Btalned dress
can be cleaned without damaging the'
material, at the steam laundry.
M. E. Andrews, who took the part of
Douglas Cattermole ln tho Private'
Secretary has gone to Rossland to
work with a C. P. R. surveying party r
Suite of 11 good rooms to rent cheap
second story, southwest corner of Third
and Front.   Apply in store below.
For fine portieres and window shades
see Owen & Stevenson, tho furniture
G. O. Buchanan is shipping a barge
load of 150,000 feet of lumber to Kalama at Goat River landing, The extra demand for lumber will cau.e his
mill to bo running' again soon-
Get your woolen goods washed at the
Steam Laundry. Wo guarantee not to
shrink them.
Gay Reeder reports that the tunnel
is now in 55 feet on tho Leviathan
ledge,-across the lake, and is progressing through a granite dyke.
Try Kaslo Dairy Produce & Provision Co.'s fresh creamery butter received weokly from the Dominion Government Creameries. They are making contracts to supply fresh butter to
their patrons for tho winter. Give
them a trial.
Ernest King of the firm of Burdick &
King has gone to his old home ln Calgary for a short visit.
The Kaslo Dairy Produce and Provision Co. are receiving finest fresh
creamery butter weekly from the Dominion government's creameries, and
are selling it at reasonable prices. Give
them a call.
The Nelson Hockey team will arrive
on the Kokanee tomorrow night to
play the Kaslo team at the rink.
When others fall, try O. Strathearn
the new Kaslo jeweler.
Some bargains ln -silver plate at 0.
Best place to buy a watob, O. Strathearn's.
cKasla Brewing company's bottled
beer delivered to any part of the city
for *2 per dozen.
The beer, ale and porter of the Kaslo
Brewing company are pure and wholesome, All these beverages are manufactured at home.
; A gentleman who requests that his
name be not)published was kind enough
last Tuesday evening to present to the
new reading rooms several works of
high class literature, together with a
year's issue, 52 numbers, of Llttel's
Living Age\ full of Instructive and entertaining reading matter.
KralnentgMlnlnr; Visitor*.
Provincial Mineralogist W, A. Car-
lyle of Victoria and Mining Inspector
D. T. McDonald of Vancouver arrived
in Kaslo yesterday via Sandon and left
for Rossland this morning, where they
go to make an examination of the Le
Rol's most recent deep workings where
some big strikes are reported lately.
Mr. CarTyle said: "You may quote
me as saying that the Kootenay will
be a great mining country long after
tho Klondike is forgotten.''
Mr.'Bostock Held to Anawer.
Victoria, Jan. 12.���Hewitt Bostock,
member of parliament, has been committed for trial oo a charge of libeling
Premier Turner and Mr. Pooley
through the Provinoe publication, of
which he is a director. This concludes
the preliminary proceedings, all four
of the accused having been committed.
Pleasant Reception at the New Bnlldlng
Last *Krlilay Evening.
Those who missed the entertainment
given by the children last Friday for
the benefit of the public school, missed
what proved to be a very pleasing affair. The children were at home in
their school room and showed an
abundance of enthusiasm. To their
efforts, encouraged by their teachers,
is due the fact that the house was
crowded, there being no empty seats.
Not only had the school children
turned out ln force, but their parents
and older friends were present.
The meeting opened in good time
with an address from the chairman of
the board of trustees, Mr. G. O. Buchanan, who gave a brief history of the
construction of the building and announced that the $30 realized from the
entertainment together with $75 voted
that afternoon by the city council,
would pay for the clearing of the
school grounds.
Although the bulk of the entertainment consisted of songs and recitations
given by the ohildren, thanks are also
due to Mrs. Bell, Mrs. Robinson, Miss
Goodwin, Mr. Sinclair and Mr. Cook,
who aided in the music and to Mr. C.
H. Evans who kindly donated the use
of a piano for the occasion.
By a strange coincidence all the
songs of tbe assisters in the program
were Scotch, which seems to show that
when the Scotchman leaves the ''Land
of brown heath and shaggy wood", he.
insists on finding a home in a "Land ofthe mountain and the flood."
But it was by the children, under tho
guidance of the teachers, that the
greater part of the program was prepared. Instrumental music was furnished by Miss Jessie Milllngton,while
many of the scholars gave songs.
"Peter Simple," song and recitation
by Minnie Vallanee, and "I long to be
single again," by Master Carney, were
well received; while Master Fred Green
proved the lion of the evening as a
singer. Tho recitations.humorous ahd
pathetic, wore many, nearly every
scholar being ready to help In this
way. Not the least entertaining was
the splendid exhibition in club swinging by Misses Sarah Carney and Jessie
About half way through the program
an interval was given, In which Prof.
flislop, the principal, showed the visitors through the new building, of which
he is justly proud. He afterwards
called on the children for a hearty vote
of thanks to the trustees, which they
gave right royally.
A full description of the new building has been heretofore published in
the News.
So enjoyable was the evening that
the children were loth to leave, and
even after Prof. Hislop declared the
program ended, songs and recitations
were voluntarily given by the young
folks, till at 10 o'clock they were again
reminded that it was time to be going
The children were quite at home on
the platform, there being no awarkness
or bashfulnees shown during the evening. With so many earnest ambitious
pupils In Kaslo's public schools, they
should do first class work.
Kaslo's Only Furniture Store.
Notwithstanding the fact that all
competitors in the furniture business
in Kaslo are now out of the field, Owen
& Stevenson will go on serving the
public in this line as before. Prices
will not be put up, but a full stock of
good goods will be sold at moderate
rates as before.
Agricultural Gold Mining.
All that a miner needs for operation
in the new gold fields of the Cripple
Creek district is a plow, two horses, a
wheelbarrow and a downhill pull and
he has got a gold ranch that beats the
Klondike placer and an antimony con-
converter. All other booms have sunk
into insignificance.���Western Mining
Keep Warm.
Good fir and tamarack wood delivered at shortest notice and most reasonable figures, to any part of the city by
Lucas Bros, of the Kaslo Transfer
Has a New Partner.
An open box of cigars on one of H.
Giegerich's show cases, bears the Inscription, "Take one with the now
partner. It's a boy." The happy arrival occurred at Mr. Giegerich's
home at Ainsworth, as noted in our last
week's correspondence from that bustling burg.
Change of Firms
R. Strathern, tho jeweler, has disposed of his business to his nephew, O.
Stratharn, and has gone to Ontario on
a business trip. On his return, Mr.
Strathern intends devoting his entire,
attention to his mining interests.
Free Reading Room Opened.
The Ladies' Society, of which Mrs.
John Keen is president, Mrs. J. Hislop,
vice-president, and Miss McTaggarty
secretary, opened up the long desired
free reading rooms for Kaslo last week,
on Front street, nearly opposite the
News office and Mr. Albert Letts was
placed In charge. The rooms are supplied with newspapers and periodicals
and are open every evening.
A small beginning has been made,
the object of the committee being tq
keep clear of debt, Many townspeople,
however, are jiving freely to its support, besides bringing books and magazines and newspapers, knowing that
suoh publications are appreciated by
those who wish to spend a quiet evening at the reading room.
A further mark of the Interest in the
success of the new venture waB shown
when Kaslo's dramatic club was kind
enough to give a second rendition of
the popular play, "The Private Secretary" for the benefit of the library.
Table Ware at a Bargain.
Lots of fancy crockery, stand and
hanging lamps. Toilet sets, dinner
sots, knives, forks and spoons. In fact,
any kind of Table Ware you ���may.want
at J. B. Wilson's.
Under the  New Muimgemssut of Messrs.
Monahan A strewn.
Messrs. Monahan and Green having
purchased the Occidental hotel from
E. C. Hall will aim to make it one
of the neatest and most comfortable
hotels in the Kootenay, the proprietors
being thoroughly acquainted with the
hotel business. Board and lodgings
from $1.25 to $2.00 a day according to
room. Bath room In connection free of
extra charge.
Death of Dan llunn.
New Denver, Jan. 8.���Dan Dunn died
here this morning of acute Brlght's
disease. Deceased was a British Columbia pioneer, aged 54 years, and was
probably the best known contractor
and builder for the Canadian Pacific
railway, having spent many years in
that company's service.
Consolidated the Stocks.
Green Bros, have closed  their Cody
branch   and   have consolidated the
stocks in their Kaslo store. Read their
new ad elsewhere.
Sliver Bell Restaurant.
The Silver Bell Restaurant, under
the new management of Johnston Rros.
is doing finely. Read their ad elsewhere
then try their meals.,,,   ,  ,    ,
Read the British Columbia News
About Advertising-
A business man can not daub his
name and business on a fence or rock
without getting some good ont of it;
neither can he.run a stereotyped ad in a
paper for a solid year without some returns. Even If he does not think he sees
any benefit, lt comes, nevertheless.
What then must be the results from
a real live advertisement'? If a business man will limply give to his advertising the same thought and oare
and the same application of business
experience that he gives to buying his
stock, the selection and training of his
clerks and the miscellaneous details of
his business, there Is nothiMg more
sure under the sun than that "be will
then no longer complain of rates, or
"that there is nothing in It," but will
be an enthusiastic and thoroughly convinced advocate of the efficacy of printer's ink.
Fancy Upholstery.
Owen & Stevenson, the furniture
dealers are doing a lot of fancy upholstering for the new year trade. Lounges, footstools and ottomans thus embellished make attractive and useful
additions to household furnishings.
Kalama (Goat River), B. C.
A Complete Hotel.
I Mrs. H. Y, Anderson,
Formerly of the Columbia Hotel.Kaslo.
On the first of the year that bad habit of wearing any old
thing? Remember that "The Apparel oft Proclaims the
/VI C Pll A11 ^an fit you out ProPer'y' A fine stock of
I ��� *"*Vl"Iltlll Ready Made Clothing and Gentlemen's
V.     �����   Furnishing Goods constantly on hand.
Also Fine Clothing Made to Order.
D. ricPhail,
Merchant Tailoring and Gents's
Furnishings, corner Front and
Fifth streets, Kaslo, B. C.
Having Consolidated our Cody
and Kaslo Stocks at Our Kaslo
Store, We are prepared to Offer
a much larger Stock from which
to choose. Our Line of Men's
Furnishings, Mackinaws, Boots
and Shoes is especially full.
The usual full line of Staple Groceries and Provisions.
Qree^j Bros.,
A Avenue and Third St., Kaslo, B. C J
Largest and
In the
Interior of
,     ..The	
/   Kootenay Lake
Saw Mill.
0 0 0 0 0
A Full Line of Building Material Constantly on Band.
Lumber Rough, Sized, Dressed, Matched; Shingles, Laths, Doors, Win-,
dows, Mouldings, Brackets, Turned Work, Glass, etc.,
On hand and to Order.   Agents in Nelson and Sandon.
And Commercial work in
all its branches promptly
executed and in the highest style of the Art.
Give us a trial and be
convinced that we are
away ahead of any firm
In the Kootenay country.
Try a Good Smokt3
And a Good Book.
���.,���                   ���������_^^ ��� ���
r Cigars by the Box a Specialty. I handle all the best brands of
Holland Bros Kaslo
S. Davis, & Sons Montreal
J. Bruce Pain. Granby
W. R. Webster & Co Sherbrook
Geo. E. Tuckett & Son e Hamilton
Books and Cigars, r     ���     '- Front Street, Kaslo, B. C. AUSTRIA'S THRONE TOTTERING.
Nothing Out l.iiiinTiir Frunci* Joseph's.
I*<M,ulurity Prevente   llisssoliitlon.
tt seems aa though the dual empire
of Austria-Hungary is on the eve of
dissolution. The scenes Unit have 00-
curred in the Belch-
stag In Vienna ami
fragile, the capital
ot Bohemia, point
lo no oilier end. ln
tho parliamentary
body men were lull! {suited mill assault-
|||'ed nnd forced to
draw knives In self-
defense. The niin-
vl Istry wns kicked
out of power and
the premier, Badeni, forced to flee from
the eapltnl. Through back streeis and
It; 11 closed cab lie was driven to the
depot, where lie took n train for his
native Galium, narrowly escaping from
the crowd that had assembled to murder him.
in Prague rioting was carried on and
stores anil private houses looted. Men
by the score were killed and hundreds
wounded by the soldiery who were
called out to quell the disturbances.
Occurrences such as these can have
Do place In a well-ordered empire and
tt a triple empire, holding n co-ordinate
place with Austria anil Hungnry.
Meantime the latter kingdom Is
shrewdly watching the developments.
Within a year her compact with Austria will expire anil she will Und herself
lu a position of almost complete Independence, for the only connection will
be the fact that the Kinperor of Austria will be the King of Hungnry, the
latter country paying 30 per cent, of
the cost of the army and court expenses.
How deep rooted is racial animosity
lu Austria-Hungary may be inferred
from the fact that the (lerniau element,
sooner than submit to the domination
of any other race, would rather unite
their destiny with Germany, lu their
meetings, called to protest against 1".-��
order of Haileui, resolutions to this
effect were passed. .
Kaslo & Slocan Ry.
Very l.fliciciit Contrivance to Fan the i
Feeble Sparks of Life.
This Illustration shows one of thc i
latest baby Incubators, with nurse In '
attendances These Incubators are used ���
as a means of saving the lives of prenia-
turely born or very weakly infants, j
The incubator is composed of n metal ;
frame mounted on a melnl stand.  The i
no empire can endure long witli one
pnrt of Its citizens making war upon
the other. Hence the conclusion, that
Die dual empire seems on the eve of
The question of language lies nt the
bottom of the whole difficulty. Tliere
are some 40,000,IMKI people in Hie empire ami they speak twenty different
languages. Theoretically, the Official
language Is German, but each race
.peaks Its own tongue mid refuses to
earn Ihe language of auy oilier. Between these different peoples lliere ls
nothing in common. There Is no national feeling, no patriotism, no belief
in the empire. Bach race struggles for
Ilie preservation of Its own tongue nnd
n bitter feeling against the Germans
nnd Germanising influences exists everywhere In the empire. The Germans
nre n minority In Austria-Hungary, but
ihey have had parliamentary control
for years and their aim has been to still
further Germanise the empire.
Homo time since the premier, Badeni.
issued an order permitting the use of
the vernacular tongue In the different
parts of the empire^ The Germnns resented this nud In the Kelehstag Ihey
adopted tlie most barbarous tactics to
tiring aliout the fall of the premier.
Personal nssaults were made on members, and free fights were dally Indulged In.   Finally Badeni had to go.
The methods adopted by the Germans made the Slavonian nnd anti-
German Influences flnme Into fury. The
Czechs of Bohemia, who for hundreds
of years have struggled to maintain
their language snd their racial characteristics, almost revolted. In Prague
tbey attacked Germans and Jews���
whoever, Indeed, could not speak Czech
���sacked homes and openly faced the
troops sent against them. Although
peace���military peace���now reigns In
Prague the anti-German feeling Is as
bitter as ever and the same spirit of
resistance to German aggression exists
throughout the empire. Nothing, Indeed, save the personal popularity of
the Emperor Francis .Joseph prevents
an open revolt It may not prevent It
long. Bohemia, which has suffered
under Germanising influence until
much that was distinctively Bohemian
ls now destroyed desires the breaking
up of the empire.   She wants to make
child rests on a wire hammock suspended from the four s>orners, nnd In
front are two swinging glass doors
made to close tightly, while at one side
Is a glass window through which the
child may be seen.   This box is heated
by air which Is made moist aud agreeable by being passed through a small
sheet of absorbent antiseptic wool suspends in medicated water.
Klen Long a ul Hb Physicians.
There used to be relnted a curloiwuu-
ocdote of old Kleai Long, emperor of
Chins He was Inquiring of Sir George
Staunton the inuiiiier In which physicians were .Mid in England. When,
after some difficulty, his majesty was
made to comprehend the system, he exclaimed:
"ls any man well In 15 tig Land thnt
can afford to be IH? Now I will inform
you," said he, "how I manage my physicians. I have four, to whom the care
of my health ls committed. A certain
weekly salary ls allowed thctm, but tsho
moment I am 111 the salary stops till I
am well ngntn. I need not Inform you
that my Illnesses are usually short."-.
Harper's Bound Table.
Real Mean.
Miss Olds���Have you seen my new
photographs? I hare just had a dozen
taken, and am very much pleased with
Miss Stnartlotgh���Ah, you wore a
thick veil, I suppose.
A sick man never gets sympathy
long as his appetite is good.
She���"I'm sorry to hear you've lost
your patient. Dr. Jones." He���"But ho
wns ill a long, long time'."���Punch.
Friend���"How do you get along with
the cooking?" The Bride���"Admirably'.   I blame It on the range."���Puck.
"How can you call a man a Christian
who loves himself as that feller does?"
"Well. I've beard that he is his own
worst enemy."���I'nck.
"Pounder has bud to go out of the ]
bund."   "What was the trouble?"   "He
hus got too fat to balance the bass- I
drum."���Chicngo Record.
"Our organist has an easy time of it."
"Iu what wuy?" "When he wauls his
wheel pumped up he attaches it to the
organ."���Chicago Kecord.
He��� "I suppose if your father found I
me here he would kick me out of tbe |
door?"   She���"Oh, I don't know, papa's
punting   is wretched."���Detroit   Jour- ;
Chorus of Kxclted Voices -"Heavens!
A boat wrecked, you say? And none
Of Its occupants escaped?" Life-Bayer
(grimly)���'"Only the fellow who rocked
Jill���"Is Gill a good judge of cigars?" J
Bill���"I think he must be.   He had two
last night nnd   he  gave uie one.    He
must huve kept the nest one."���Yon- j
Iters Statesman.
"The horse has another point of superiority over the wheel." "What Is
lt ?" "When a horse Is getting ready to
shy nt anything, you can tell It by his
ears."���Chicago Bocord.
Hall���"What are you  doing   now?" !
Gall���"Oh, I'm   making    a    liouse-io- j
house canvass to ascertain why people
don't want to buy a new patent clothes-
wringer."���Chicago News.
leacher���"Don't  any of   you    know
how to Hnd mountains nu the map? j
Now, look at this map of Alaska. What
Is that row or chain of dark, round !
Spots?"   Class (In I'hoi'iisi���"Nuggi ts!" |
Alice���""What a gallant person Mr.
Duukley Is. He never addresses me
without beginning 'Fair miss.'" Dorothy���"Oh, that's force of habit. He
used to be a street-cur conductor."���
Clevelnnd Lender.
Bowery Bill���"Say. young feller, you
ought to stop smokln' cigarettes. Dey
uln't good fer yer." Cholly -"W-wliy
not?" Bowery Bill���"Look how uerv-
ous yer get just 'cause a geuTiiiun asks
yer fer a light."���Puck,
Teacher���"Well, Jane, what ls your
father's business?" June���"He's u collector, mum." Teacher���"And i'or
whom does he collect money?" Jane���
"He doesn't collect money. He's a collector of rugs."���Boston Ideas.
She���"But surely you believe thnt ..ie
sins of the father nre visited on the
children?" He���"Bather. My governor promised to let me huve u Over this
morning; but he lost lt at poker Inst
night, so I didn't get It!"���Punch.
"Boswell," snid Dr. Johnson, meeting the biographer on the Street, "I
have been rending your manuscripts.
There Is a greut deal about yourself lu
them. They seem to me to be You-
molrs rather tha.i Memoirs."���Puck.
She���"If you could have oue wish,
what would It be?" He���"It would oe
that���that���oh, If I only dared to tell
you what lt would be!" Slie~"WeIl,
go on. Why do you suppose I brought
up the wishing subject?"���Chicago
Mrs. Porkley���"I often wonder how
people mnunge to understand ench
other In France." Mrs. Gotlinm~"How
absurd." Mrs. Porkley���"Well, both
my daughters speak French, and Ihey
can't understand each other."���L'p-to-
. Proprietor (average hotel)���"Very
sorry, sir, but you will have to leave
this house tit oncu." Guest���"Goodness
ine! What have I done?" Proprietor
(solemnly)���"You snid something to a
waiter which has displeased the cook."
���Yellow Book.
Isady (Interviewing housemaid)���
"Why did you lenve your last place?"
Housemaid���"Because the master kissed me, uiuui." Lndy���"And you didn't
like It, eb?" Housemaid���''Oh, I didn't mind It, mum, but the mistress didn't like It!"���Fun.
Miss Quickstep���"What pari, of town
are we driving through, Mr. Kibble?"
Fweddy���"1 haven't the least Idea."
Miss Quickstep��� "I was aware of that,
Still, I thought It possible you might
know what part of town we are driving
through."���Chicago TrlbBne.
Miss Ancient Wnntlmnn (suddenly
awakening)���"1 see you have my dock-
et-book; but there's very little money ln
that compared with what I have ln
bank." Burglar (gruffly)���"Well, there
ain't no way to git that!" Miss Ancient
Wantlmau���"H'm! Are you a single
"Bonis, in your Inst novel you spoil
the story by raising au Insurmountable
barrier between the hero and heroine,
who certainly ought to have married
each ilther." "i couldn't help It, Nag-
gus. My wife Insisted that I was ine
hero of the story myself, und she got
jealous of the heroine."���Chicago Trio-
Trains  Run
on  Pacific Stanilaril Time
lining West.
Dally.                ColngF.aat
8:01)��. m. I.v.
 Kaaio Arv. 3:.'��0p. in
8:Sfia. in. I.v.
.South Fork An. 8:15 p, in
9:Sfi��. ni. 1,t.
.     Sproule's Arv. 2:IS p. in
��:M ��. m. Lt.
. Whitewater Arv. 2:00 p. m
10:0.1��. m. I.t.
.Bear Lake Arv. 1:48 p. in
10:18*. ni. I.t.
. ..Mi'iiiiiguu Arv. 1:33 ,.. in
10:38 a. ro. I.t.
Cody Junction.. Arv. 1:12 p, l.i
10:S0a. m. Ar.
 Sandon Lv.  1:00 p, m
COOT um.
11:00 a. ih. I.t.
 Sandon Arv 11:4.la. ni
11:20 a. m. Ar.
 forty Lt. ll;2Sa. in
j.                        Superintendent
(j. r.A I*.
Navigation and Trading Co., Ltd.
The Cheapest, most Comfortable   and
direct route from Kaslo
I All  points in Canada and the United
The only line running through Tourist cars to Toronto, Montreal and Bos-
i ton.   Through Tourist cars to St. Paul
; dailv.
Steamer '
and River.
Interimtiiinnl" on Kooienay Ijilce
Magnificent Sleepers and Dining Cars on All Trains.
| Travel  by this line and have your baggage I'heckeil through to destination.
...TIMK CAItW....
In effect 1st of Nov., 1897.   Subject to  j
.     change without notice.
Five Mile l'oint connection with all Passenger TrainB of N. sit F. S. Railroad to and from
tsorthport, HoskIhikI and Spokane. Tickets
���old and baggage checked to all United Slate,
Leave Kaslo for Nelson and way points, daily
except Sunday, r>:4jtt.m. Arrive Northport 12:15
p. m.*   Rossland. 3:40 p. in., Spokane, 6:00 p. tn.
I.eave Melton for Kaslo and way points, dally
except Sunday, 4:4.'i p.m.  Leaving Spokane 8 a.
in.; Rossland. 10:30a. in., Northport, l:S0_p, m.
(ieneral Manager.
Kaslo. B. C, November 1,1897.
Spokane Falls & Northern
Nelson & Fort Sheppard
Red Mountain R'ys.
The only all rail route without
change of cars between Nelson and j aA,_,,e ���,i���es, Him*, i.ewiston, walla Walls
Rossland and Spokane and Ross-' >?**���* city mines, Portland, s*n Francisco
land. 4* ��*
Daily connection from  Kaslo every day
excepting Bunday, at 7:30 a. m.
For full information call on or address
Freight and Pass, agent, Kaslo, B. C.
���ok to���
Traveling I'ass. agent, Nelson, B. C.
District I'aw   agent, Vancouver.
Shortest   and  quickest   route  to  the Occur
('ripple Creek gold mines and all points Kaat
and Soulh. (inly Hue Kast via Salt Lake and
and Denver. Steamer tickets to Europe and
other foreign countries.
Is-sve * :10 am Htlaon Arrive ��:0u jun I --���
Leave 10:00 am Rowland     ..Arrive 3:40 pm !   >*>"��
Leave *:00 sm Spokane Arrive 8:40 pm
Passengers {or Kettle river and
Boundary creek connect at
Marcus with Stage Duly.
Inland Navigation
and Trading Co.,
Spokane Time Schedule.
FiBT Mails-Walla Walla, Port
land. San Franciaco, Raker
City and the Kast.
Local. Mm.���Co>nr d'Alenes.
Farmlngton, (larfleld, Colfax.
Pullman and Moscow.
a. ni
��� 45
a. ni
Steamer Halys,
Capt.  W.  J.   Kant.
Does Jobbing Trade on Kootenay Lake.
For isaassHsger or freight transportation apply
ob board.
Special excursion from Kaslo to I_u"do and
Argenta at north and at lake tvary Sunday at
EAST-i nSvm l-WEST
For through tickets and further iutormatioa
ipply to JAS. WAITGH,
Agent International Navigation and Trading
Company, Kaaio, or at (1. li. A N. Company's
office    to Riverside avenue, Spokane, Wash.
si. < AMI'llKl.l..
Ueneral Agent.
10 Kaat Columbia avenue, Rowland, B.C.,
Traveling Freight and I'asnnger Agent.
The surveyor's chain made it
Transcontinental Route,
It Is th* most Modern In Equipment.
It la th* Heaviest Railed Lin*.
It has a Rook Ballast Roadbed.
It croaM* no Band DeMrta.
It waa built without Is*nd Grant or Gov-
���rr.ment Aid.
It lt noted for th* com-teay at lta Employe*.
It la thc Only I.lne Serving Meals on th*
1* c��ri�� Plan.
For maps, tickets and complete Information call on or address International Navigation and Trading Company agents, K.
A S. Railway agents or
C. a. DIXON, General Agent,
Spokane, Wash.
>. I. WHITNEY, O. P. * T. A.
Hi. Paul, Minn.
Or.... W. II. IHltl.lUiKT.
Ueneral Passenger Agent, Portland, Or*.
The Fast Line,
Superior Service
 Through tickets In all points In th*���
United States and Canada.
Dlreet Ceaaeetlen  with th* Spokane
rails * Northern Railway.
No. 1 west S:Mp. as.
No. it. east 7:00 a. is.
Tleketa to Japan aud
China via Tacoma and
Northern Paclile Steam
ship Company. For information, dine cards, map*
snd tickets, apply to Agts
ofthe Spokane Falls A
Northern and Its conn**-
tions or to
F. ll. <il lilts.
(Ieneral Agent, Spokane.
Aaat. (ten. I'ass. Agt.,
No. ,55 Morrison St.,
Portland Or.
Writ* tor map of Kootenay country. No sacrifice  is bitter  when  sweetened
by love.
Thc pruned limb is seldom the one that
Cook county, 111., which includes Chicago, has an area of about 1)00 square miles.
After being swindled by all others, send ns stan'il
Tticulars of King Solomon's Treasure,  ti..
{   renewer of manly   streiwth.     MASOn
CBXMICAs. CO., P. 0. Bo* 7<7, Philadelphia, Pa.
County Attorney Miller of Wyandotte,
Kan., in delivering a Thank-giving day
address to the convicts in the penitentiary
began by saying: "I am glad to see you
all here today." Somehow his remark,
did not seem to please the audience.
Tn China horses are mounted on the
right side and ships are launched sideways.
An electric flame bus beeu created of
sufficiently intense heat to malt a diamond.
A little boy was fishing, and, drawing
in his line, found that tlie bait hud been
taken off without result; whereupon he
burst into tears and said: "It's cheating.''
We are asserting in the courts our right to the
exclusive use ofthe word "CASTORIA," and
" PITCHKR'SCASTORIA," as ourl'rade Mark.
T, Dr. Samuel Pitcher, of Ily.innis, Massachusetts,
the same that has home and does now bear the
facsimile siunntiire of CHAS. H. PLETCHflR on
every wrapper. This is the original "PITCIIKK'S
CASTORIA " which Has been used in the homes
of tbe mothers of America fur over thirty years.
JUook Carefully at the wrapper nnd see that it is
the kind you have always bought, .old has the
signature of CHAS. H. PXETCHKR on the
wrapper. No oue has asithorily from me to use
my name except The Centaur Company of which
���Chas. H. Fletcher is President.
, March 8, 1897.        SAMUKL PITCHER. M.IX
Never put canaries in a painted cage or
they will pick the wires and imbibe poison. When a canary droops and seems
ill, or shows signs of asthma by a wheezing sound, feed him for a week on boiled
bread and milk and mix llexsced with his
bird seed.
Kansns Once Inhabited by a lireed o< j
Inspects Now Extinct.
Fifty dollars seems an extravagant i
price to p*y for one beetle, Yet Kan- I
sua was once Inhabited by such Insects, j
and they sold read- '
ily for that much
nud sometimes foi
Twenty-one years
ago two young scientists, Prof. 8. W.
WiUiston   and   Dr. i
II. A. Broils, while i
exploring    the |
branches   of   the!
Smoky  Uili  Kiver !
for fossil remains,
came   across   the
1:1 rest   of   beetles,
the nmblichlln, lie- j
longing to the fam-
AS expensive ncri. Hy of voracious tl- i
ger beetles, the highest type of these '
During the remaining days spent lu 1
the field the two naturalists studied the j
insects' habits closely.    They learned
thai this species was even more   fero- I
clous    iu Its nature than other mem- '
liers of the tiger beetle family.     The j
larvae    dig   holes ubout a foot deep. <
Climbing by two sharp sickel-shnped
mandibles to the top of   the burrow,
with jaws open, level with the ground,
they wait for any unwary prey  that
attempts lo cross (be opening.    They
are not only carnivorous but combative.   If h stick or straw be thrust iuto
the hole tbe angry grub will fasten on
11  with a tenacious grip, and will   be j
dragged from Its bole rather thnn give
up its supposed enemy.
In    ten   days 1.170 specimens were
taken.   "Tbe ground was so thoroughly
stripped of beetle*," said Dr. WiUiston
In bis office lu Snow Hall Museum, at !
Lawrence,   "that    subsequent  expedi- I
tions    sent for years afterward from :
Hastem museums were never able to
Barn their salt.      If the beetles could j
have been sold at prices paid in 1870 ,
they  would hnve brought more than
The Triumph of Science.
A scene in Tiie Slocuin Laboratory, New York:    Tlie Discoverer demonstrating to Medical Men and Students the Vislm
and Wonderful Curative Powers of bis New Discoveries.
NOTE.���All readers of this paper can have Three Free Bottles of tlio Doctor's New Discoveries, with complete directions,
by sending their full address to Dr. Slocuui's Laboratory, 98 Pino street. Now York City.
The catacombs of St. Calixfns, Rome,
are now lighted by electric lumps.
An ordinance in Cleveland permits a
Hebrew who observes the Sabbath to
keep bis billiard saloon open on Sunday,
1 but  lines non-llcbrews who may play Ml-
The bull that tried to butt down a brtdge
and the goat that tackled an anvil,
couldn't make It, and were knocked out,
bruised and bleeding. From such bruises
dnwn to pin-head blue spots, they are
curuble, easily and surely. The men who
get the worst bruises always get the best
cure. They make It every time. There
are right and wrong ways of doing things,
ns the bull and the goat found out. The
best cure for a bruise is St. Jacob's Oil.
The right way to cure ls to use It and
And out.
Historical   Edifice   Which Wus   Dam-
niteil  by the Recent Eire.
This historic edifice, which wns badly
damaged in the recent great fire lu London, dates from 1545, In which year it |    The  estimated   populutioi
was rebuilt after 11 fire.   It is the burial |^_w y(J,k is $3,350,000.
place of Koxe. author of tlie "Book of '
Martyrs,"   Krolrisbor, the Arctic voy-
of Greater
How the Yonn�� Man Tells  the Story
to the Young 'Woman.
Statistics are at present being collected on almost every conceivable sub- j 'innls therein.
Ject.   What do you think of a scholar j    Vl" mWii hajre both wisdom and knowl-
who has actually thought it worth his j edge to get much benefit out of either,
while to collect statistics in regard to j    Tbe spoken language of China  is  not
the manner in whieh men and women [written and the written language is not.
make love to each other?   He has spent | spoken,
considerable   time over this   delicate j ____________________________________________
work and now at. Inst Informs the world
how the men, as a rule, propose to the
women, nnd how the women, as a rule,
accept tbe proposals of the men.
According to the scholar, the number
af young men who embrace their sweethearts nt the moment when they are
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��� "A Perfect Type of the Highest Order of
, Excellence in Manufacture.''
Remarkable Discovery of an
American Medico-
How Every Reader of This
Paper May Obtain the New
and Free Scientific System of Medicine
Workers in thc wide; unexplored field of
modern chemistry ai-p dailv astounding the
world with new wonders. Professor and
layman vie with each other In their commendable efforts to lessen the ills of humanity. Yesterday if was Pasteur and Kock,
and today it is'Sloiuini, with a new discovery which is tiie. result of years, of careful
study and research.
Foremost among the world's greatest
chemists stands T. A. Slociun, of New York
City. His researches and experiments,
patiently carried on fur years, hare finally
culminated ill results which are proving us
beneficial to humanity as the discoveries of
any chemist .ancient or modern, 11 is efforts
which for yearn had been directed toward
the discovery of a positive cure for consumption, were finally successful, and already his "new scieiiiihc system of medicine'' has, by Its timely use, pernutiii-iitly
cured thousands! of apparently hopeless
cases, and it seems a necessary and humane
duty to bring such facts to tlie attention of
all invalids.
The medical profession .throughout
America and Kurope are almost ununiiou"
in the opinion that nearly all physical ailments naturally tend to the generation of
consumption. The ntlticied die in the
short, cold days of winter much faster than
in the long, hut days of summer.
The Doctor has proved the dreaded disease to he curable beyond H doubt, ill any
climate,and has on ide in his American
and Kuropcaii laboratories thousands of
letters of heartfelt gratitude from those
benefited or cured in all parts ofthe world.
No one huviug, or threatened with, uiiy
disease, should hesitate a diiv, hut should
wriie at .nine. 'Facts prove that the Doctor
has discovered a reliable and absolute cure
for Consumption (Tuberculosis) and all
bronchial, throat, lung and chest troubles,
stubborn coughs, catarrhal alleetions, scrofula, general decline aud weakness, loss of
llesh, and all wasting conditions, and to
demonstrate ils wonderful merits, he Will
send Three Free Bottles (all different) of
his New Discoveries, with full instructions,
to any reader of this paper.
Simply write 10 T. \. Slocum, M. C, WS
Pllie strict, New York, giving full address.
There'ls no charge for corrcspondence-
advice���strictly professional and confidential. '      .
Knowing, ns we do, of tho undoubted
efficacy of'i'he Slocum System of Medicine,
we urge every sufferer to take advantage of
this Uiost liberal proposition.
A system of medical treatment tbat will
cure catarrh, lung troubles and consumption is certainly good for-and will cure ���
any wasting disease that hiiuianilv is heir
Pleuso tell Ihe Doctor, when writiug.tbat
you read his generous oiler in our paper.
I know that my life was saved by PIso'i
Curft for Consumption���John A. Miller.
Au Sable. Michigan, April 21. 1895.
I Inviting them to become their wives
I amounts to 86 per cent.   On the other
hand, (57 per cent, of the men ln love
kiss their sweethearts on the lips at the
critical moment, while 4 per cent, ebow-
The storage battery form of applying I er klsseH on thelr W* and 2 Per cent
: electricity is regaining favor among' (of- I content themselves with kissing their
Sentists.   ' jhauda,
 At one time It was the fashion for
"Walker Baker a Co.. of Dorchester, Mess.. [ love Intoxicated youths to fall on their
j U. S. A., have given yeurs of study to the skil- j knees   when about   to  make  proposals
ful   prepartlon   or   coeoa   and   chocolate,   ami    .* __i __'_,     ,    . ., .    *     .. .    -.w,^_���.
! have  devised  machinery  and  syatems  peculiar   of marriage, but this fashion Is evident-
to   their   methods   of   treatment;   whereby   Ihe J ]y  dying OUt,  for  We are assured  that ''
I purity, palatnbill'.y. and hlsheat nutrient char- , ������,.. , .,���.. ..���.,.  nr thtviC. In lnvn at nrps- !
I iicterlstics are retained.    Their piepartions are , om' a PeI teilt- OI tnose in IOVB ai pres   | ,
! known the world over ami have received the; ent fall on one knee, while only 2 per
! hlBhcat Indorsements from the medical practl- | -,-._..    vei,tnre  th   run for  thi��lr  ladies'
Honor,   the   nurse,   anil   the   liitelllnent   house- ! cem'   ��enl''ie   "��   �����  T.9I  tueir   males
I keeper and caterer.    There In hardly any  food '��� favor oil both knees.    A CUrlOUS reason
product vs-hich may be so extensively u��e,i to   h     been assigned for the decadence
the household In combination with other londs ' ft
aa cocoa and cheeolate; but here axaln we urise   Of this Chivalrous custom. Which IS that
the importance of purity and nutrient value. I 0f late vears the nether garments fl*
and these Important points,  we feel eure. may .      ��� ,       . _ .        ,    . __   _ ,_
be relied upon in Baker's cocoa and choeo-! main have been so constructed that It
late."���Dietetic and Hygeneic Oazette. j is rather risky for a man'to flop down
j suddenly on bis knees In a lady's pres-
When a sinner turns saint he is pat to | ence.    Garments,  when strained,  will
overdo it.
for tracing and locating Gold nr Silver
Ore. lost or burled treasures. Uf. 1).
"OWLISH, Box 337:-.-Islington,C.nn.
The new; ocean rccord-bfeakcr, Kaiser
Wilhelm der Grosse, is the largest steamship afloat.'
Try Schilling'! Best tea and baking powdor
The  city  of (,'ofon,  Houdiiras,   is  the
oldest American city.
A   little man's   happiness consists
lira, and Milton    At Its altar Chun-1 m     i{,nghhMeIf.
well  wns ninrriuil  to Kllaubetb  Bow-|
elder Aug. -ii. Ki.1).   The church was    , -_-. s=s
$^\ffi$!^To\$\^^   OF   MORPHINE. iwrd;,r.;'is,obehopedt���attheir.gony
fourteenth  century,  when It   wus re- !   | is at an end.
The behavior of the young women Is
similarly remarkable.    When the men
rip and tear, and no self-respecting lov- j
er desires to hnve his net 01 adoration !
turned Into a farce by any such casualty. ���
On the other hand wooers o. to-day :
seem to be far more nervous than the
I gallant men who wooed and won a cen- j
j tury ngo.   Just fancy, 20 per cent, of j
j the lovers of to-day are awfully ner- !
1 vons when the decisive moment comes, j
i and tn the thront of each .mother's son
j of them there seems lo be huge lump, I
which It is impossible for them to swnl- j
���n I low.   How they got over this difficulty !
; heaven   only   knows,   somehow   the I
_ j lump disappears after they have strug- !
Absolutely Pure,
.Costs Less Ttian OPE CENT a Cup..
He sure that you get the Genuine Article,
made at DORCHESTER, MASS. by
The famous Appliance nnd Remedies of
tlu'EriuMudicu! Co. uow for the tint time
gled with It a minute or two, after
offered on trial v. Uhout expense to any
honest, man. Vol a dsillar lo be paid
In iiilviiiir.   Cure KITecU of Errors
r Excesses in Old or Young. Manhood
Fully liestored. How 10 Enlarge and
Mi lengthen Weak, Undeveloped 1'oitlona
of llndy. absolutely unfailing Home
Trcatnsent.. No C. O. D. or otln r scheme.
A plain offer hy n firm of high standing-
plnced by the one destroyed In 1545.
TJle building as It stood liefore the fire
was. siibsta nt tally as reconstructed at
thut time.
High I'rloea Charged Here.'
This Is a picture of the flrst restaurant ln the Yukon gold fields.   It can {
rival any Amcrit .111 hotel lu the mat- 1
Special forms of finffflrjpg lead many
a woman to acquire the morphine
habit. Oneot Cheat fonnH of suffering
ia a dull, persistent puin iu the side,
accompanied by In nt aud throbbing.
MBB.LUO. I'Kaslkv. l)erby('entor,Vt.,
says!���" I wus very
Invite them to share their homes they
by no means all act alike. Eighty-one
out of every hundred fall without a
word Into tbe outstretched arms of
their chosen onea and so very easily
put an end to a rather embarrassing, If
ndscrublej was so j otherwise very delightful, situation; 68
wank thut I could '
ter of prices charged.   It Is the chief j
store in Hum purr City, the town which
grew up lu a couple of weeks after tin |
rush to the gold fields began.
A Discreditable Trick.
"Sputter says he ls not writing to*
fame; he ls'wrlting for posterity."
"Well, ail that I huve got to say la
tbat he ts tnklng a menu advantage af
posterity."���Petiv \b'ree I'ress.
per cent, blush very becomingly, and tn
maidenly fashion shrink away as ���
(hough frightened at their companions'
boldness: oue out of every hundred��� '
possibly more, possibly less, says the
statistician -fulls on a sofa as though
about to faint, aud 4 per cent, are really astonished at receiving proposals of
. On the other hand eighty out of every ;
hundred know very well what the men
have come for, and hence they are not
; taken unaware, and they behave Just as
they should behave on such a niomen-
j tons occasion.   Furthermore,   60   per
Pinkham-,Vogetable.'ompo���hd.Ih_ve   cent, look their wooers boldly in the
taken five bottl.es, und think it is the ! ?��. el"���^..Wlt^Ilthe ,deVf I'tUI
best medicine lever used. ��� Now I can i fUrt^r ��7����*hig them, or of reliev-
Ing them from their apparent embar- I
rassment.   Curious facts these, but the
most curious fact of all Is that one
maiden out  of    every   hundred runs ���
burdly pet around
thc houso,could dc
nothing-      Without
feeling  tired  out.
" My     monthly
periods had slopped
und 1 was
bo     tired
and nervous all ot
tho time. I ]
wns troubled very much with  falling of the
womb  and  bearing-down  pains.     A
friend advised me to talce Lydia  E.
5 Buell
�� Lambervm
Portland. Or.
la h Wroa.fr
Get it Right.
Keep it Right
MoanysKcvsMlsMUlmaaywllldolt. Three
doMt will auk* yea feel Mtn, Get It Irom
your druftUrt or any wholesale drug houM, m
from SUwssxi A Holmes Ores Co.. Besuio.
Foe Accidents or Sickness, for Klondike?, , Traveler. Rinch.r o* Family.
work, and feci like myself. I used to
be troubled greatly with my hcadi but
t have had no bud headaches or palpitation of the heart, womb trouble or
bearing-down pains, since,I commenced
to tako Mrs. Pinkham's medicine. 1
gladly recommend tbe Vegetable Compound to every suffering woman. The
use of one bottle will prove what it
can do." *... 	
Price $5.55.
-CLM4.0��� PoftlanMr.
a. N. 1.
So. :i, 'on.
away before the young man has finish- I
ed his pretty love tale, with the object I
of telling the good news to her girl i
friends. i
Aud.' Cm
GUiltS WHERE All iltt [MLS,
Coufth Syrup. TsmWQi
Sold by nrumilsts.
Beat Cough 8yru:
In time.   "
Live bees are shipped on ice.
Mayor and Council Elected by Acclamation Last Monday.
As foreshadowed by the News, there
was but orie ticket in the field last Monday for municipal officers, and it took
considerable work to get that, and consequently, Returning Officer Tuck an-
nnouncod the nominees elected by acclamation and that ended it.
Kaslo's new administration for the
coming year is accordingly composed
as follows:
Mayor���Chas. W. McAnn
Council���John D. Moore, A.W. Good-
enough, F. E. Archer, George Whiteside, D. W. Moore and Dr. G. Hartin.
Messrs. Qoodenough and J. D. Moore
were re-elected, after much urging by
their friends. Mr. Whiteside also
b.'ings the experience of a former term
as councilman. All of the new body
are representative business men and
will doubtless give a good administration. Tlye council is considered to be
well balanced and it is expected that
all parts of Kaslo will receive due and
just representation. The first meeting
of the new council will be next Mon^
The New Mayor.
Charles Whitfield McAnn, Q. C,
tjho new mayor, has lived five years in
Kaslo. He came here from Moncton,
New Brunswick. He has the distinction of being the youngest barrister in
Canada possessing the title of Queen's
Council, which was conferred upon him
by the Tupper government ln June,
1896. He studied law with Hon. Albert
S. Waite, attorney-general of New
Brunswick, and Is a graduate of the
University of Michigan, with the degrees, B. A. and LL. B. Mr. McAnn
is fully identified with Kaslo and is
considered one of the rising men of the
province. H[o will doubtless make a
good record as mayor.
Or Working to Secure Auriferous Brsvel
From River Beds.
Thoughts  Saggeeted by the Recent Performance of the "Private Secretary."
Rev.  C.
P. _ ates Transferred to the Slocan IsBke District.
Rev. C. F. Yates, for some time pas
tor of St. Mark's church,'this city, has
been, transferred by Archdeacon Pen
treath to a circuit consisting of Nakusp, Sandon, New Denver and Slocan
City. He will officiate at the flrst two
named one Sunday and the other two,
the next Sunday.
Rev. Yates' residence will be at New
Denver, whither he will bring his
family from Vancouver. His many
friends here regret to ��� see him leave
and are glad to recommend him as an
able and scholarly Christian gentleman.
The local; churoh of St. Marks will
probably remain closed until Easter,
when a now supply is hoped for.
For some time poso parties have been
operating a queer looking machine for
the purpose of extracting from the auriferous gravel lying on the river bottom the gold   contained,   therein,  says
tho Redding, Cal.,   Free  Press.   This
machine is the invention of  one A. G.
Annis, who claims that he has demonstrated its utility as.a  device   for obtaining gold from the   river  bottoms.
He calls his machine a monitor, which
is sunk in the river through the center
of a boat which is about 20  feet   long.
This monitor, which might be called a
cylinder, is made of iron, and is three
feet in diameter at the top and five feet
at the bottom, and  has  two compartments with windows at the top in order
that the light may penetrate the compartments.   This bell-shaped cylinder
is lowered through the hole in the center of the boat to  the  bottom   of the
river.   A man then enters and as soon
as he descends the ladder the cylinder
is closed at the top, and by means of a
pump, air is forced into it, and,remarkable to relate, the air forces the water
out of the cylinder, and the  workman
descends in a dry surface at the bottom
of the river and commences to work
the gravel.   By some arrangement the
compressed iiiy, which clears the cylinder of water, is also applied in  elevating the gravel through a pipe inside to
the deck of the boat, where  it is deposited in   sluices and  washed.   Mr.
Annis claims to have spent years  in
perfecting this machine, for which a
patent is pending.   He says that he
has given it a thorough test, and has
worked three  men  in shifts of  four
hours each,and that tbe returns in gold
are highly satisfactory.   His patent is
on that part of the  machine which
forces the water out of the cylinders
and the gravel up to the top through
the pipe inside, which is  all  done by
air.   As Boon as the workman enters
the first compartment, he is locked in,
and after the water is forced out he
descends.   The man who operates the
air above and the man imprisoned communicate by  means of signs  agreed
upon.   When the bottom gravel inside
the  cylinder has been  worked,  the
workman inside gives three  raps and
climbs the ladder to the upper compartment, which Is above the water-
line.   Mr. Annis has closed his operations for the season, but will  return ln
the  spring,  or as soon as the high
water subsides following spring.   He
says he has demonstrated that his patent will do the work and he is satisfied.
New Forresters'  Officers.
Court Kaslo of the Independent Order of Foresters will tonight install
the following new officers: Court
deputy, G. O. Buchanan; court physician, Dr. G. Hartin; chief ranger, W.
B. Strathern; past chief ranger, D. P.
Kane; vice chief ranger, R. E. Pleu-
man; recording secretary, W. J. Hall;
financial secretary, S. "awcett; treasurer, E. F. Stephenson; chaplain, Bro.
Ewen; senior woodward, A. A. McKlnnon; junior woodward, Chas.
Wheaton; senior beadhe, J. A. Storms;
junior beadle, W. Connolly; trustees,
Bros. Doty, Bencie and Samuel.
Following Is the list ol letters remaining uncalled for In the Kulo Poatoffloe since the last
list published over date ol Jan. <l, 1SS8:
Atkinson, C. H. Banseracr, Karl
Beeinan, Ja>. Barber, Orlu
Eriekson. X. Ksuttns.ii, (leo. A.
(Hills, John or Nell llanna, (htm.
Harrison, (leo. Hamilton, Mrs. Jan.
Johnson, Edwin Kent, Thin.
Lewis, Jostle I.lnck, John
Maascy, Joe Murray, Jaa, A.
McDonald, Dan Mrlxwl, (ieo.
O'Brien, Nick O'Dnnnell, Peter
l'ciirse, (leo. Parker, Kmll
Reynolds, Will H. shea, J. J.
Sand .Hist, John Stamer, Hubert
$y inoiids, W. J. Walker, Frank
S. H. GREEN, Postmaster.
Kaslo, B. C, Jan. 12, 18(6.
Must Be Sold.
If you are looking for bargains
hats, shoes, etc., don't overlook J.
Wilson, as his stock must be sold
make room for other lines. Prices
suit the purchaser.
Firemen's Ball.
The annual ball of the Kaslo fire
brigade will be given at the Kaslo
auditorium, Tuesday evening 18th inst.
There will be good music and a good
time. Tickets may be procured of
any of tbe members. Parties desiring
carriages or sleighs to convey them to
and from the party can be accommodated by leaving their orders at Lamont * Young's.
A First-Class Eating House.
The Davenport Cafe on 4th street,
conducted by Messrs. Ross & Wilson,is
a credit to Kaslo and would rank high
in any city. For a first-class meal call
and try their menu. You will not be
disappointed in the fare and will find
their prices reasonable.
Book and Cigar Store.
Head Wm. Meadows'  announcement
elsewfeere of the new book  and cigar
store recently opened by him.
The Kaslo Dramatic  club returned
from their Nelson trip per chartered
steamer Alberta last Sunday morning.
After paying all expenses, tbe share of
the benefit performance of tho Private
Secretary, turned over to the Kootenay
Lake  hospital   fund   was   $45.     The
total receipts were $109.   The audience
at Nelson was large and enthusiastic���
in fact the most appreciative one that
the   club, has  yet  played to.     The
audience Was also  a cultivated  one.
Manager Fraser sent complimentary
tickets to the five Resident clergymen
of Nelson.   All these tickets were used
and   these  brethren  of  the cloth are
said to have led the applause over the
well portrayed and  ludicrous  misfortunes of  the  Rev. Robert Spauldlng.
Not a telling point was missed.     This
naturally leads to the query, Are Kaslo
audiences cold?    Nothing encourages
actors either.professional or amateur,
so much as to know that their efforts
are appreciated.    The Kaslo club had
to go to Nelson to receive the full meed
of applause due them.   Possibly, Nelson audiences so seldom get a first class
dramatic performance that their keen
appreciation may be accounted for, in
that way.   Kaslo has had such a feast
of good things in this line that  it perhaps takes such things  too  much for
granted.   Let us hope that at the next
dramatic performance   oi this club,
"Charley's Aunt," to be given early In
February, Kaslo  will   redeem   itself
from tbe charge of coldness.
That meek-eyed, lamb-mannered
character, Rev. Robert Spauldlng, the
private secretary was as well taken by
Mr. Burdick, as by any one of the several professionals that it has been the
writer's ogood fortune to see. His
grasp of the character was excellent,
and not at all overdone. The progress
that this gentleman has made in his
few dramatic attempts is certainly
Mr. Fraser's conception of the jolly
although sometimes choleric East Indian Uncle Cattermtyle, was a good one
and well portrayed.
Mrs. Fraser in the double role ol
Mrs. Stead the lodging house keeper
and Eva Webster a giddy young creature, acquitted herself with much credit
especially In the former character,
Miss Smith, as Edith Marsland, although-without much to do.gave a really
charming portrayal of a fun-loving
Mrs. Doty made tbe most of the
rather trying character Miss Ashford,
a maiden lady of uncertain age, with
decided spiritualistic tendencies.
Mr. Andrews made a robust and
pleasing young rascal of DouglasCatter-
mole and played the rather trying love
scenes with much ease and apparent enjoyment of the situation.
Mr. Fletcher drew Gibson,the tailor,
very broadly, and gave vividly the bad
results of too much jag.
The minor characters of Squire
Marsland by Mr. Maher, Harry Mars-
land by Mr. Rolph, and Knox, the bailiff, by Mr. Rae, were all in good hands.
The company as a whole Is to be warmly congratulated on its very successful
rendition of this rather difficult play.
Ore Shipments, Stock Quotations, Locations, Transfers, Etc.
Now York, J��n. H.���Silver, tints.
Lend- Weak; brokers' price,KUl exchange,
Following ts a table ol thc leading stocked
raining companies of the Blocau and Ainsworth
raining divisions:
Reoent War Romori Implicating Canada
Affirmed and Denied.
Referring to the proposed partition
of China by the powers of Europe. The
London correspondent of the Sun cables: "The Sun ls enabled to say that
la the event of trouble In the far east
the Canadian militia will have an opportunity of covering itself with glory.
The war department and tbe admiralty
have between them drawn up a scheme
whereby a battalion of this militia will
be hurried to Hongkong from Vancouver the moment war seems Imminent.
They would reach China long before
any force from England could get there
and it is thought their co-operation
would boom the Imperial unity idea.
Presumably the views of the Dominion
government has been ascertained, and
some steps have been taken to find out
whether the gallant militiamen would
be willing to follow glory to the cannon's mouth."
The foregoing haa since been denied
aa was also the rumor about transporting 10,000 troops fromMontreal over the
C. P. R. to Esqulmault.
Bargains In May and Oats.
The Kaslo Transfer company have
purchased 100 tons of hay and 5,000
bushels of oats at a low figure and are
prepared by thus purchasing ln large
quantities and paying cash to give
their customers the benefit of these
bargains. See them at their office on
Front street. ��
Left For Klondike.
J. P. Lindsay, well known from his
connection with the express business in
Kaaio, left last week for the Klondike,
via Seattle. Mrs. Lindsay accompanied
him that far, and after a visit with her
mother at Olympla, will rejoin him
City  Council   Notes.
There was no meeting of city council
last night for lack of a quorum. The
last meeting of the old council will be
held Monday next just before the new
council ls Installed.
At a meeting called last Saturday
arrangements were made with the
Kootenay Electric company for street
lighting witfo 50 candle power lamps
on the corners and 32 candle power
lamps elsewhere. City Solicitor McAnn resigned his office. It was ordered
that 12,873 be paid the Kaslo & Slocan
railway company for purchase of land
for street purposes. The sum of 175
was appropriated to help pay for clearing the public school grounds, and 150
donated to the Kootenay Lake hospital
at Nelson. Bylaw-No. 50 was finally
passed and adopted. The annual report of the city auditor waa filed, show
ing among other things the sum of
���21,820.74 assets above liabilities and
cash on hand of 11 ��,109.55.
Any person over 18 years ol age,
may become a free ' miner on
paying $5 to any gold commissioner or
mineral recorder and obtainlug a certificate good for one year.
A free miner may obtain a new certificate for one lost on paying 91.
A free miner's certificate is not
Any person or company working a
mineral claim, held as real estate without license, may be fined $25. Mines
become real estate after crown grant
has been issued.
Should co-owner fall to pay up his
free miner's certificate hia interest
goes to his co-owners pro rata according to their former interests.
A shareholder In a joint stock company need not be a free miner.
A free miner may cut timber on
crown lands.
A free miner may kill game for his
own use at all seasons.
A free miner may obtain five acres
millsite upon crown lands in the form
of a square.
A claim may be held from year to
year by work being done to the value
of one hundred dollars.
Two claims on each mining division
not on the same vein or lode, may be
held, and more than one on the same
vein if held by purchaser.
Lodes discovered In tunnels may be
held if recorded In 15 days.
A free miner may on payment of 4.100,
ln lieu of expenditure on claim, obtain
a crown grant.
Any miner may, at the discretion of
the commissioner, obtain a water right
for a term of 20 years.
No transfer of any mineral claim or
interest shall be enforceable unless in
writing, signed and reoorded.
No miner shall suffer from any act of
omission or commission, or delays on
the part, of the fMvernraent officials.
No claim shall be open to location
during last illness of holder, nor within 12 months after his death, unless by
permission of gold commissioner.
A mineral claim must be recorded
within 15 days alter location, if within
10 miles of office of mining recorder.
One additional day is allowed for every
additional 10 miles or fraction thereof.
Animal Labor.
Work on each claim to the value of
$100 must be done each year from date
of record of mineral claim. Affidavit
made by the holder, or hia agent, setting out a detailed statement of the
work done must be filed with the gold
commissioner or mining recorder, and
a certificate of work obtained, and recorded before the expiration of each
year from the date of record of said
claim. A free miner holding adjoining olalms, may subject to filing notice
of his intention with the gold commissioner or mining recorder perform on
any one or more of suoh olalms, all the
work required to entitle him to a certificate of work for each claim. The
same provision applies to two or more
free miners holding adjoining claims
in partnership. In lieu of above work
the miner must pay 1100 and get receipt and record same.
How to Locate a Mine.
The mining laws of British Colum-
bir are designed to afford the utmost
protection to minors, and also to afford
every encouragement to prospectors to
open.up and locate mineral properties.
The prospector who has found mineral
ln place must mark his claim by two
legal posts, each four inohes square
and not less than four feet above the
ground. These poets are numbered 1
and 2.
A legal post marked "discovery post"
must also be placed on the lode where
It was discovered.
On No. 1 post must be written:
1. Initial post.
2. Name ot claim.
3. Name of locator.
4. Date of the location.
6. Approximate bearing of Na 2
0. Length and breadth of claim.
7. Number of feet to the right and
number of feet to the left of location
On No. 2 poet must be written:
1. Name of claim.
2. Name of locator.
3. Date of location.
The line of  No. 1 to No. 2 must be
distinctly marked by blazing trees or
planting posts.
Locations made on Sunday or public
holidays are not for that reason in
Blocan Star	
Noble Five	
Kain hie r-( 'iiri boo	
Oreat Western	
American Boy	
St. Keverne	
London Hill	
Black Diamond	
No. of
JNo stock on thc market.
Of the foregoing, the following havo paid dlv
Idends as follows:
Payne I 700,000
Slocan Star.... 400,000
Ruth  1100,000
Reco  287,500
Rambler-Carl.. 40,000
Noble Five...
Besides thc foregoing, other mines, linstock-
ed, have paid dividends as follows:-
Idaho f 240,000
Whitewater...    124.000
Slocan Boy....     25,000
Last Chance...
Following is a comparative statement ol ore
shipped from parts ol the Slocan and Alnswortli
mining districts, passing through the custom
house at Kaslo to foreign smelters for thc five
recorded months of 18115, all of 1890 andl897:
vs..- Gross Weight  Gross Value of
*e"- ot Ore in Lbs.
1895 (5 months)  2,202,890
189(1 (18 months)....        23,344,524
1897 (11 months)....        73.59(5,390
Ore In Dollars
I    114, Ml
Who nnd where is Dan McKay?
Mayor Green holds a medal for him
received from the commanding officer
at Winnipeg for services rendered in
the Nortbwwt,
I Where no consideration Is mentioned the
nominal sum of $1 ls understood.! . ' '
Jan. 10.���Solo and Solo Best on Lyle creek-
Sidney Norman to Lyman P. Duff and Lonlsa
Prince Edward on Sehroeder erk���Thomas (,'.
Wells to K.K.f hipman snd A.W.Uoodv-i gh, -\i
Monitor No. 2-on Mosquito erk- K. E. Wells
to same. '..
Jan. 12. Abhotslord at head of Kras snd Coffee crks-Jnhn M. Ness to Frank (llencrdss, 1-2.
Bryan, near aame~Thos. Rendell to same,1-2.
Jan. 18���New C'nuni on south fork of. Kaslo
erk���C. G. Johnson to ('has Bostrum, 1-2.
Jan. 8.���Jumbo, Rosednle and. Laurier  by
Charleston, by Charleston Mining Co.
Jan. 11.���Jennie, by P. O'-Bricn.
Fauploy, by O. C. Marsh.
Homestake, by D. McOrew.
Jan. 12.���Sagamore, by J. Henry.
98 on east side of Kootenay lake near Blue
Bell mine, by R. T. Martin.
Selkirk on Burnt HIU near Crawford Ray by
F. M. Gillespie.
Ancharo and Silver King fraction on -Whitewater and Jackson creeks respectively by A.
McC. Bantlhg.
Following are the ore shipments for thoweck
ending Jan. 18 over the Kaslo <Jt Slocan Ry:
Mine. Destination. Tons.
Rath Pueblo and Everett 100
Payne Pueblo and Everett. l&o
Whitewater Everett 216
Lucky Jim Pilot Bay 280
Last Chance.,Pueblo and Aurora so
Reco Denver 40
Queen Ben Kaaio 50
Jaokeon Kaslo  It
Antolne , Aurora  16
Gibson ���',,,��� .Aurora 1<
Total Kmi'.',..
. r-,__-..
viinri :-,us"i,;i iir-ncs.
IL. 8.1
VICTORIA, by the Grace of God, of the Uhlted
Kingdom of Great Britain and Iceland,
Defender of the Faith, dfc, Ac,
To Our Faithful theMembers elected tn serve in
ol Vlcto.
tho Legislative Assembly of Our Province
oi British Columbia, st Our City
A. G. SMITH.       I
Deputy Attorney-General. (
WHEREAS. We are dosirous snd resolved, ai
soon as may bo.to meet Our people of Our Province of British Columbia, and to have their advice in Our Legislature;
NOW KNOW YE, that lor divers causes and
considerations, and taking into consldeiallon
the eaae and convenience of Our loving subjects, We have thought fit, by and with the advice of Our Executive Council of thc Province
of British Columbia, to hereby convoke, and by
these presents enjoin yon, and each ol youlthat
on Thursday, the Tenth day of the month"ol
February, one thousand eight  hundred and
ninety-eight, you meet Us in Our Legislature
or Parliament of Our said Province st Our City
of Victoria, FOR THK   DISPATCH   OF BU8I-
NESS, to trci.t, do,  sot, and conclude  upon
thoae things which in Our  Legislature of the
Province ni British Columbia by Ihe Common
Council of Our said Province may, by the favour of God, be ordained.
IN TE8TIMONY WHEREOF, We have caused
those Our Lettors to be made  Patent, and
the Greal Seal of tho said   Provlnoe to.be
horeuntoafflxed:   WITNE88. the Honourable THOMAS  R.   MoINNES,    Lieutenant
Governor of Our aald Province ot Rrltlsh
Columbia, in Our City of Victoria. In Our
said Province, thj�� thirtieth day ol DerOm-
ber, in tbe year.of Our Lord one thousand
eight hundred   and ninety-seven, and in
theilxty-ftnt yesr of Our Reign.
By command.
Provincial Secretary.
A Conrt of Revision and Appeal under the
Assessment Act 1888 and lta amending acts.wlll
he held at the Court House, Nelson, ll. C., on
Monday, thc21th day of January, 1898, at 10
o'clock in the forenoon.
W. J. dOEPEL, .
Judge of tbe Court of Revtalon and Appeal.
Nelson, B. C.,27th Deoem^tr, IStW.
Offices or Cottage* for Rent or Sale.  >
Turner & Brydon, Builders,<on Front
street.have a good business office, hard
finished oottages.or unfurnished rooms,
contrally located.for rent or sale. They
will also build to order, Sea them at
their office ln the News building. Front
at., Kaslo, B. C.
Read the N.. wi and keep potted.
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