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 ^U^tXi' OU^u,
If You Sec it in the
NEWS It is True.
IN THE  B. C. NHW8    ,.
KASLO, B. C, FRIDAY, JAN. 21.1898:
NO. 3.
Passingof i897's Council and Com
Appropriate Speeches by Alderman Buchanan,
Retiring Mayor Green and New
Mayor McAnn.
Tho old city council held its last
meeting Monday afternoon of this
week and then adjourned to make room
for its successor. The new members
with the exception of P, E. Archer and
D. W. Mooro were sworn in, Mr.
Archer desiring to delay qualifying until further preliminaries were settled
with reference to his lot purchase from
the city. Mr. D. W. Moore sent in a
communication to tlio effect that owing to a technicality with reference to
registration of his city property he
found himself temporarily disqualified.
It seems that Mr. Moore's property
lacked a few days of having been registered for the required statutory time.
A new election wi]l be called and it is
expected that Mr. Mooro, who, by that
time will be eligible, will be elected,
At the conclusion of business of the
old council, remarks were declared in
order, and Alderman Buchanan spoke
as follows:
Alderman Buchanan's* Remarks.
As we are about to lay down the duties of municipal office, the council of
1897 feol that they have cause to con-
congratulate themselves upon a successful year and the eleotion of very efficient successors. ^or a while, fear
was expressed that Kaslo would never
again have such another good board of
aldermen as in 1897. (Laughter.) But
that fear has been shown to be ground-
loss. The incoming council will be the
peer of any that Kaslo has had. The
two old members remaining, will be a
connecting link of value between the
old and the new, aud will contribute
from their fund of experience to tho
general success. Two weighty problems remain to bo grappled with���the
sewerage question and the possible pollution of our water supply by the Montezuma concentrator. As to the latter
I think we aro getting out just in the
nick of time, as I am informed that the
discoloration is apt to begin to show
itself within 36 hours after we have
terminated our official career. (Laughter.) We leave to the new council almost a clean page to begin on, The old
council has closed up most of the old
business Including some very embarass-
ing old squabbles. The new council
has plain sailing ahead. I look to see
great growth in Kaslo for the present
year. I look for 10,000 population here
inside of three or four years, and the
noiv council should plan upon that
scale."   (Applause.)
It was then moved by Alderman
Garland and seconded by Alderman
Cameron, that the old council do now
adjourn sine die. Before putting the
motion, which was unanimously carried, Mayor Green said that he desired
to thank the members of the old council for their uniform courtesy and diligence and also spoke as follows:
Mayor Union's Remarks.
"Nothing now remains but for me to
turn over to my successor in office the
letters patent and seal of the city. I
am glad to feel with Alderman Buchanan that the new council Is an able
and worthy one. I am glad that at
this time, when Kaslo needs the help of
pushing, energetlo men, she has them
in her new council. There Is no question but that the councils of 1896 and
1897 have done good work and been
very efficient. All disputes have been
settled, except the Bishop suit regarding expropriation on A avenue. I am
proud to be able to hand over the finances in the state that they are.
There is no need to go into ancient history and state how wo found, them.
Suffice it to say that no man has demanded a dollar of his just dues whioh
he has not received in full. I feel sure
thnt the saw asounol} will plan for a olty
as large as  Alderman  Buchanan  has
predicted."   (Applause.)
The old council then retired and the
new one took its place. On calling
the new body to order, Mayor McAnn
spoke as follows:
Mayor McAnn'a Remarks.
"It is not without some fear and
trembling that I step into this important position. It ls quite an innovation
to expect a new mayor to mako an inaugural address or to outline his proposed policy. I do not desire to do
either. I will merely state that I
have made no pledges regarding this
position, but I will use iny best endeavors for the upbuilding and advancement of this city in general. I think
that I endorse the sentiments of the
new council whon I say that we aro
much gratified by the pleasing remarks and good wishes of the outgoing
council. Wo will do our boat to meet
anticipations in this respect. While
we have much regard for our predecessors, we wish to bo understood a.
casting no reflection upon them, when
we say that we shall endeavor to outstrip them. If we can make a hotter
record than they, we foel that it is not
only an achievement worthy of ourselves, buf it is tho host tribute that
we can accord to them. I am sure that
tho finances are in a very good condition and that Kaslo's citizens owe a
large debt of gratitude to the old council. I am sure that any suggestions
from either the old council or citizens
in general will be received with regard and respect and bo treated with
all consideration."   (Applause.)
Dominion Engineer Roy and Party
to Begin Work.
To Spend $3,000 on Lardo-Duncan River-420,
000 More to Be Asked���Captain
Cameron's Flans.
Those Who Know, Saw Wood and Say
Referring to an interview published
in last Saturday's Spokane Chronicle,
with Ad. Hellmers, bookoepov at the
Slocan Star, regarding the sale of the
half interest in thc Rirth,u. Mows representative called to seo Mr. George
Aloxander about it this weok.Mr. Alexander was absent on a business trip to
Victoria but the gentleman in charge,
after some meditation said: "You may
say that you did not succeed in getting
any verification of the rumor."
Bellowing is the substance of the
Chronicle's articla:
"It is reported that a one-half interest in the Ruth mino at Sandon has
been sold to an English syndicate for
$600,000. The negotiations have been
pending for somo time and wore only
successfully closed a day or two ago.
Ad. Hellmers who came down from
Sandon about ten days since, stated
that when he left tho camp it was reported than the deal was practically
closed, only some of the minor details
remaining to be agreed upon.
"The Ruth has undergone a wonderful development in tho past year, especially aB to price. One year ago, this
month, four-sixths interest in the property was bonded to Lord Sudelyof London, England, at the rate of $125,000
for the mine. Failing to secure the
remaining two-sixth interest, owned
by the McVay brothers, Lord Sudoly
threw 'up the bond. A few months
later Mr. Alexander of Kaslo, who
owns the line of boats on Kootenay
lake, formed a syndicate and purchased
a four-sixth interestatthe rate of $250,-
for the mine. Later they secured tho
McVay Interest by paying $5,000 extra
to each ol the brothers. The recent
sale of a one-half interest at $600,000
shows the wonderful development of
the Ruth In the past few months. It
is understood that the two interests
will be merged into one large company."
New Klondike In Labrador.
Halifax special says that representatives of a Canadian and Amerioan company who visited Labrador for the purpose of erecting saw mills, report that
the country contains deposits of gold of
| great richness, and is destined to become a great mining country. There
exist strong evidences that gold is to be
obtained in quantities equalled only by
the deposits of the Klondike.
In fact it is ascertained that the deposits in Labrador ure on the same
range as those on the Klondike.
Preliminary arrangements for gold-
seeking expeditions which are to start
by vessel in tbe spring have already
been made.
Last Saturday aftornoon Dominion
Engineer Joseph Roy of New Westminister, returned with Capt. Cameron
from a trip to Duncan City. They went
with Capt. Kane on the Halys to Argenta, thence walked the 14 milos to
Duncan City, staid over night there
and returned down tho river in a row
boat. Duncan lako and the upper Duncan were both frozen over, so that they
could not be investigated at present.
As soon as the Halys landed here on
her return trip, preparations were
made for a meeting of the Lardo-Duncan Improvement Association and other citlzens,to learn Engineer Roy's impressions, as it became necessary for
him to leave by special train for Sandon tho same afternoon in order to get
back to the Fraser river as soon as
possible, whore ho was needed.
At tho meeting of tho association in
tho council chamber, President Buchanan presided and Mr. Roy spoke as
Remarks of Engineer Roy.
"My formal roporton my observations must be made to the Chief Engineer of the Department of Public
Works in Ottawa. But without indiscretion, I feel that I may say that I
have made arrangments for a party of
men to start w\rrk nbout February 15th
on the lower Duncan river, and by
March 1st also on the upper Duncan.
With the present appropriation of  $3,-
000 we can clear the river of the principal surface obstructions such as
sweepers, snags, jams and rocks. Owing to its shallowness at low water se<ir
son and the ice of winter, it might not
thus be made navigable for light
draught boats for more than 5 or 6
months in the yoar, but that would be
a good starter. Tho larger appropriation to be made later could be used for
dredging, wing damming, and modifying the worst crooks in the courses.
Mr. Bostock, your representative, is
anxious for a good appropriation for
this, and I feol sure that my report
will help. I expect to be back and
superintend the oarlyjwork personally.
1 fully realize the importanoe of this
work to you and the country hero in
general."   (Applause.)
Mayor Green moved a vote of thanks
and appreciation of Mr. Roy's report
and his offers to help get a good government appropriation, which vote was
unanimously carried.
Government Agent Keen moved, seconded by Hamilton Byers, that it be
tho sense of the meeting that an appropriation of $20,000 additional be
asked from tho Dominion Government
which also was carried unanimously.
Captain Cameron's Remarks.
Capt. C. Ii. Cameron of the steamor
Idaho, plying on Duncan lake, was
called upon for his views, and said:
'���1 believe that with the clearing of
thc lower rivor sufficient for a light
draught boat to navigate it, tbat the
entire distance of 60 miles from Kaslo
to the head of navigation on tho upper
Duncan could be traveled tho year
round. If a wtearner could make regular trips through the winter it could,
in my opinion, koep a path cleared of
ice on Duncan lake and the upper Duncan so tbat under ordinary circumstances there need be no stoppage of
navigation. Taking out the sweepers
and snags is tbe principal thing to be
done for the lower river with present
funds. Dredging the riffles would be
expensive. Throwing the channels together at the mouth would be unnecessary comparatively speaking, as there
is better water there than in many
places having but one channel in the
main rivor. In the upper river there
are no shoal spots sufficient to stop a
light draught steamer."
In conversation afterward with a
News representative, Capt. Cameron
stated that he believed such a steamor
as he desired to build could bo constructed for $5,000.
A desultory discussion followed, participated in by Messrs. Bucke, McAnn
and others. Mr. Bucke asked Engineer
Roy if $20,000 would bo a sufficient appropriation, but Mr. Roy smilingly replied that he preferred to reserve such
details for his formal report.
President Buchanan Speaks.
Before declaring the meeting adjourned, President Buchanan said:
"Kaslo is deeply interested in this
project. Mr. Roy has doubtless heard
of the time when the Slocan was as
undeveloped as the Lardo-Duncan is
now. It rested largely then with Kaslo to help the Slocan as it does now to
help the Lardo-Duncan. Mayor Green
and I remember when we as a committee had great difficulty is getting
the government at Victoria to apprqr
priate $10,000for roads for whichiKas^'
lo had already spent $20,000. I believe
that tho Lardo-Duncan is uow just as
important for us to develop as the Slocan was then. We have as good
grounds now to ask for aid as we did
Death of Mayor Templeton^of Vancouver.
Mayor Wm. Templeton of Vancouver
died suddenly last Sunday afternoon
from the bursting of a bloodvessel. His
death occurred within 24 hours after
his defeat for re-election by J. A. Garden. 	
Victoria re-oloctod Mayor Rodfern
and a portion of the old council.
s of" New City Council
This Week.
Nomination to Fill   Vacancy 22nd. Inst-
Fartial List of New Committees���Date
of Meetings Changed.
Notes of Annual Ball���Announcement
of New Positions.
The second annual ball of the Kaslo
Fire Department occurred last Tuesday night at the Kaslo Hotel Auditorium. About fifty couple wero in attendance and wero well repaid for attendance. The orchestra of Prof.
Church���five pieces ��� gave the best
music that Kaslo has had at any similar entertainment. Tho hall was beautifully decorated. Host Cockle did
hlnjBelf proud on tho supper, which was
highly enjoyed. Following wore the
committees to whom credit is due:
General Commsttee���W. F. Fiske,
Gus Adams, O. Strathearn, J. Swift
and Hugh Fletcher, .Chief.
Reception Committee ��� Archie B.
Morris, D. J. Young and Geo. Reid.
Floor Committee���Gus Adams, Hugh
Fletcher and W. F. Fiske.
H. S. Hall mado an efficient floor
At tho meeting of tho department
Wednesday night, a vote of thanks was
tendered Cockle & Papworth for the
free use of the hall; also, to the various
committees for their efficient work.
The following new assignments for
positions for the coming year, whoti in
action, woro also decided upon at the
same meeting:
Flint Line.
Branohmon���Ganzell & Reuter.
Hosemon���Morris,  Hunter and Adams.
Hydrantmen���Byers and McKenzic.
Second Line.
Branchmon��� Swift and Raabe.
Hosemon ��� Young, Billaedoau and
Hydrantmen���Keenan and. Simmons.
Hooks and Ladders ��� Whiteside*,
Fiske, Strathearn, Donnelly, Cottlng-
bam, Mcintosh and Scholoy.
Axemen���Moore and Brown.
Chief���H. B. Fletcher.
At tho regular meeting of the city
council 'W^lnesday afternoon there
were presenOtjjyor McAnn, Aldermen
Whiteside, Hartin MJ|D, Moore.
Itsjvus ordered'tMsstss^rominations to
fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of jaldorman elect D. W. Moore,
noted in another column, be held next
Saturday, 22nd] inst. at the council
chamber, and that if a poll is demanded, the election shall be hold 25th inst.
S. P. Tuck was appointed returning oi-
Mayor McAnn announced the following partial list of standing committees,
to bo supplemented whon the alder-
manic board shall bo complete:
Finance���No appointments as yet.
Fire and Light���Goodenough, Hartin and Whiteside.
Public Works���J. D. Moore and
Water and Sanitary ��� Hartin and
The usual number of accounts wero
read and referred.
John R. Wyant was granted a scavenger's license good until July 15th',
J. Lawlor Woods, of the Dominion
Publishing Co., addressed the council
on the subject cf illustrating Kaslo in
a .low bools to be issued entitled, "Canada, from Ocean to Ocean." He desired $50 i>sr illustration for from six
to twelve pictures. The council de��
ferred action until Mr. Woods returns
from Sandon where ho has gone to interview the new council thero on tho
same mission.
The regular meetings of the council
were ordered changed from Thursday
evening to Wednesday afternoon at 4
Luat Work of tbe   Old Council.
At the linal mooting of the old council, held last Monday, tho tender of F.
E. Archer, of $4,800 for the lots con,-
ftaining the present city buildings, including the buildings, was accopted.
M. Weinstein's tender was tho only
other, $3,500 for tho lots alone.
R. H. Kemp, former secretary of the
municipal mass meetings preceding
incorporation, presented the minutes
of those meetings, which wore accepted
with thanks and ordered filed away.
Tho Kootonay Lake General Hospital tendered its thanks for the donation
of $50 recently received.
Mother Lode iu Omlneea.
Col. I. R. S. JWeatherly, returning
from a nine month's trip In the Omin-
oca district tells the Victoria Colonist
that he has found between the Omin-
eca and the Rocky mountains what he
looks upon-as the greatest free milling
quartz deposits in tho world. There
are eight great quartz veins as regularly placed as books on a shelf, each lying between slate on one side and sandstone on the other. These veins are
exposed to view for about 1,300 feet-
right up a hill side. He knocked off
samples with gold showing plainly and
is quite sure that even if the quartz is
very low grade, it is the biggest thing
of the kind in the world.
Secretary Rolph Aaka Claim Owiiiti for
Those holding properties in tho Lardo. Duncan and Trout Lake districts,
will advance their interests by sending
to Harold Rolph, secretary Lardo-
Duncan Improvement association, Kaslo, a precise report with assays, etc. of
their properties, so that he muy publish same in a pamphlet now being
gotten out by this association. The
object of this pamphlet is to influence
the government in making appropriations for tho building of wagon roads,
making tho rivers navigable, etc.. and
to draw public attention to the groat
mineral resources and opportunities of
these districts.
Helnze'a Mine Sold.
F. A. Heinze has thrown up his bond
on the Columbia and Kootenay mine
near Rossland after spending upwards
of $100,000 ou the property. It is said
that he finds it impossible to treat the
prodnet of this mine at a profit. There
is good reason to believe that the British American Corporation has secured
the property for $300,000. Mr, C. H.
Mackintosh, of the B. A. C, will be
there in ��few days. IN
rond up the mountain to the mine from
Mill creek at a cost of $1000, ns well as
greatly improving the old road, leading
up the  ereek  from    Sheridan.    A  large
ditch lias been constructed from Mill creek
to the millsite where the owner contem-
! plates erecting    a    lnrge   concentrating
From    Twenty    Properties. , l'1""1 wllen thc ��'inc ,ms bee�� developed"
K..��lo-Tl.e     More*    nivrr : Huffieiently and enough ore put m sight
to justify the outlay.
Ills ill. inIs,   by   tilts   Its ���<������..
The Reco mine, in the Slocan, on January 1 paid a dividend Of $100,000, nnik- |
Oonntrr��� Fall Creek ciniiii��� Visum
the   Toliacru   Root   limine.
The recent publications in northwestern ing tlie total dividends paid to date $'2K7
papers of various estimates of the number of men employed in Kossland mines
has awakened a spirit of rivalry in the
Slocan district anil ligures have been submitted to support the claim that Slocan
miner* outnumber those of Rossland 2 to
1 and are better paid.
The statement of the number of men
employes in Rossland showed that out of
the. tiki men estimated to be working In
the camp  more  thnn  one-half were  cin-
000, of which .$_.-,0.00() was paid since Jan- i
uury 1, 1S97.   S. M. Wharton, one of the
owners of the mine, snid the other day j
that  another  $100,000  dividend  will   be |
declared within oo days.   Mr, Wharton'
is also interested in tlie dill' mine, near
Rossland, and says it will soon be one of
the dividend payers.
On   Illneh   Canyon.
Joe Foy, who had a lease ami bond on
n copper prospect on Hindi canyon, pa
ployed in live mines, as follows:   Le Hoi, i cil through Sheridan, Mont., the Othef day
.361 War F.aglc, DO; Center Star, HO; Iron i having been to Butts, where he disposed
Mask. :>(>; Sunset, 30.   The Slocan people
claim to make a better showing than this,
both as to number of men employed ami
Wages paid.    The average wages in Hoss-
A man must toil ere pleasure's thrill
Relieves this life so vexed,
You've cot to pedal up one hill
Ere you can coast the next.
-Washington Star.
Tommy���"Puw, why do they call a
single woman a spinster? Mr. Figg���I
.uess it's because of her ability to turn
men's heads.���Indianapolis Journals
Medium���The spirit of your wife Is
here, and says she never dreamed ot
such happiness since you two parted.
Tin; Mini-Toll her I foel the same way.
Wheeler���I see they hnve been trying
bicycle ambulances, Walker���1 thought
these scorchers would make something
.if the kind necessary.���Cincinnati En-
Suburbs��� I niu not at nil good enough
Summary of Railway -Steamer Time
Cards from Kaslo.
land are $3 per dayj in the Slocan tlie
miners are paid $3.60.
The Kaslo News  sums  up the matter
Tlie following silver-lead properties of
the Slocan and Ainswiirth divisions, located within-a-Wlius of ,. miles from Kaslo.
by air lineYMtt given us making an inter
eating table for comparisons   The wages
in these camps are $3..ri0 per day.
of his bond to Helanger &. Hauleau. of I for you, dour. Miss Boston���I'm glad
that city, who will continue to develop vo'1 confess it before we were married.
(he property. The claim is owned by Von're not the fellow for me.���Boston
John Dauteinian and John Qoetsch, and , Courier.
Foy bonded a half interest for $10,0(10,! ������] often experience n shock of dlsap-
the life of the bond being ih months, polntment whei) I get up close to some
from Oct. 1.   Rich ore was found near | apparently benutlful woman."   "Prob-
tlie surface, ami a tunnel is uow being
run which will tap thc lead at a considerable depths When in 35 feet (lie miners encountered an immense iron lead the
width of which is as yet unknown. It
carries gold in small quantities anil may,
some day, be valuable for fluxing pur-
The pay rolls of -2(1 representative mines . poses.    Mr. Foy has no idea of abandon
now operating, as closely us can be ascertained, arc given herewith:
Payne,  MO men:    Slocan    Star.   ISSOi
Whitewater, lin-.  I'.uih, loo: Reco. 80;
Idaho, 70;   Montezuma, 7I>:   Queen   Hess.
SO; Lucky Jim, 88; Last Chance, 20; No,
1, 40; Taiiir, 23; Black Diamond, _ii: An
toine, 86; Ivanhoe, 86; Rambler, 22: Dardanelles, 22: Ajax, 10; Ooodcnough, 15;
Whitewater Deep, 10: total. 1023.
The number of smaller properties now
ing the district, hut w ill develop a prospect he owns in Wilcox canyon, which he
thinks is a continuation of the same vein.
iiiuiii  Killed mui Several  Woiimw-il
Over  n  Uhihc  ol I mils.
Middlesboro, .Ian.  17.- - A  special  from
llyncn  says there was a  fight  on Bandy
mploying from  three to   ten   Fork.    Bight men were reported killed, as
men,  will  doubtless  easily  increase  the
above figures to 1200.
The  Iliieklinrn   i;��-o,>p.
Ambrose Stewart, superintendent of the
Hnckhorn group of claims in the Movea
river country, was in Spokane the other
day. The lluckhorn (.'roup is a free milling
proposition ami was bonded hy .lohn 1'.
Irvin of Spokane last summer for $85,-
000. Two payments have been made on
the bond anil  Mr. Irvin lias since associ-
(olloWBi .lohn Williams, Doe Wilson. Hob
Col well, Tom Shelton, Peter  Burrough,
Mark I'uinc. Kb Howard ami Abe Coombs,
all colored.
Sim Paine. Larry McC'omas. Kil Martin
anil Lew QoMOm are seriously wounded.
Intense excitement prevails anil further
fighting is expected, The fight occurred
over cards iii a "liliiul tiger."
The extraordinary blood-letting began
ably they feci the same way nbout
you."���Chicago Record.
Hungry Hlgglns���As fur eight hours
being   enough   for  a   day's  work	
Weary Watklns���It ain't Any mnn
who'll do a day's work orter git six
months.���Indianapolis Journal.
"Julia hail her husluiml's photograph
taken with his head stuck In n newspaper." "Why did she do tlint?" "She
said that wns the way be always look-
id to her when lie was at home."
He- Did you loll your father thnt I
WOUld kill myself If I couldn't have
,ou? She���Yes. lie���What did he say ?
She���He said that settled it. You
ioiililn'1 have tne.���Chicago News.
Jack-Where's  Hill  now?    Jill���Out
Wesi. "What doing?" "Raising
palms," "Doing what?" "Raising
palms   making the tenderfeet throw up
j their hands."���Yonkers Statesman.
"History repeats itself," said tlie man
; who is full of wise saws. "I know It
noes," replied his morose friend.
"That's why I'm beginning to kind of
j lose  Interest iu  base-bull."���Washing-
, Ion Star.
"Sad     about     Ihe     Hiiy.enstk'kers."
Cody, etc., Kaaio A Blocan Railway trains
leave Ktulo dally at 8 a. m.; returning,
arrive at Kaslo 3:60 p. tn.
Rosebery ami Nakusp, take K. A 8. Ry.
from Kaaio to Sandon, and thence Nakusp A Blocan Railway, leaving Sandon
dally at 7:4i> a. in.; returning, arrive dii.ly
at Sandon at 4:35 n.  m.
Victoria and other main line points on
C. P. R., boat from Nakusp to A new-
head, eare to Revelstoke, thence connect with east and weBt bound trains.
etc., take Steamer Slocan on Slocan lake.
eouneiliiK wilh Nakusp A Blocan Ry. at
land and Grand Forks, take the Steamer
International from Kaslo dally at 6:45 a.
ni., except Sunday, making connections at
Five Mile Point, near Nelson, with Nelson A Fort Sheppard Ry., then to North-
port. From Northport to Bpokane continue the railway, known south of
Northport as the Bpokane Falls A Northern,   arriving: at  Spokane ut  C;40 p.   ni.
For Roesland change at Noitliport to
tho Red Mountain Ky., arriving at Rossland st 3:40 p. m. Or, Ros.lund may be
reached from Nelson via Columbia A
Kootenay Ry. lo lfobson, thence by river
steamer to Trail, thence by Columbia &
Western Ry. to Rossland. Or, Rossland
may be reached via Nakusp and Trull by
dally steamera down the Arrow lakes and
Columbia river.
For Grand Forks and Boundary Creek
points, take S. F. A N. Ry. from North-
port to Boseburg or Marcus, thence by
stane across   reservation.
son, etc., I. N. A T. Co.'s Steamer international leaves Kaslo dally, except Sunday, at 5:45 a. m.; returning, leaves Nelson
at i p. in., arriving at Kuslo about 8:30 p.
C. P. R. Co.'s Steamer Kokanee leaves
Kaslo daily, except .Sunday, at 7:30 a. m.,
arriving at Nelson at 11 a. in.: returning,
leaves Nelson at 4 p. m., arriving ut Kaslo at 7:30 p.  m.
during navigation si'iison the i. N. A T.
Co.'s steamer Alberta leaves Knslo
Vrldays at !> p. m. for Bonner's
Ferry. Idaho, thence by Great Northern
Ry. to Jennings. Mont., thence by river
during nuvlgatlon season. Or take steamer from Golden, on C, P. It. main line,
Tuesdays and Fridays at 4 a. m., up the
Columbia and down the Kootenay river.
BAi-rigT Chi7rch���Services will be held in the
school house every Lord's day. Morning ser-
vices, 11 o'clock; Bunday school and pastor's
liiblc class immediately alter morning service; evening iervlc.ee, 7:,10. All are cordially
invited to attend.
Kiv. H. 0. Niwcomm, Pastor.
Catholic Chubch���Corner C. avenue and Uk
St. No regular pastor at present. Occasional
services by special annomicenient.
Masoss -Kaslo lodge No. M, A. F. and A. ��.,
meels flrst Monday in every month at Na
sonic hall over liroen Bros.' store. Visltier
brothers cordially invited to attend.
Hamilton Bvkks, w. u
K. K. CmruAM, Secretary.
Masonic Ciiaiti.1i- Kootenav Chapter.K. A. H.
holds regular convocations on the second
Tuesday of each month in Masonic llsll.
KsbIo. Visiting companions are cordially Invited, fi. K- CHll'MAN, Z.
(has. Thcmuui.i., Scribe K.
Maitabkks-Slocan Tent No. It, Knights of Ika
Maicubecs. meets second and last Thursdays
of each month at Livingston's hall, KselV
Visiting Knights cordially invited.;
Moms Holland, "   W, A. Iiaviks,
Keeper ol Records. Commander.
FORRBTXM.���CoUft Knslo No.8887, Independent
(inter of Foresters. Meets lid and 4th Fridays
ni each month In Livingstone's Hall. Visiting brethren are cordially invited.
Norman Mci.ntimh, \v. b. btkathibn.
Kccording Secretary. Chief Hanger.
Physician and Surgeon.
From   Kaslo   to   Su rri.n n d In a    llnsl-
neas Points.
Graduate Trinity University, Toronto, out.,
Member of College nl 1'hvsiriaiis and Surgeons,
Licentiate oi tho H. C. Council. late "I New
York Hospitals and polyclinic. Hartin building, Kuslo, 1). 0.
Notary Public,
Arbitrator, Assignee
Conveyancing. Etc
I her Litiiioul it Young's Book Store, _
Jeweler and Optician,
ReoQ Avenue, Sandon, B. C.
Wednesday when u party of negroes, who
ated with himself wveral Pennsylvania were playing curds, got into a dispute eon. ("What's "lt' mutter?"   "They've lived
Capitalists who are slso largely interested   corning the way tlie game was progressing. I together tlfteen years, and thev never
in  Yalik  properties ou this side of the1 Drunkenness added  to the brutality of   bud a quarre) until lately   when thev
line.   "We have live claims in the group."   the tight.   Four men were killed and suh | lionglu  liiiveles of different makes."-���
said Mr. Stewart.    "They arc tlie ituck- j sequently tlie    lighting wns    renewed by I OltloagO Iteeonl.
horn, Booster Hoy, Keystone, Scout and ' friends on lioth sides until the mortality
Lucky Three.   The properties are on Deer! list   is equal almost  to the casualties in
tor Joe Blackburn of Kentucky, shot her-
gives rise to apprehension of more crime.
ereek, a tributary of Movea river, and arc
about three miles from Sylvanitc Gamp.
The olalms were located by I). Longlcy.
tiliarles ESrvring, Jasper King and Irving
Bryant and were bonded last summer to
���T. P. Irvin. The bond runs until .1 ne 1,
1808, and it will be taken up in due seu-
son, Mr. Irving having interested sonic
eastern men in the enterprise, 'ine claims
are all on a ledge of free milling gold ore
und the average of 28 assays tjiken nt
intervals throughout the 8000 feet of the
ledge that runs through the claims is
Must  Wall  fur  Money.
KiikIiiikI   Will   Admin-i- 960,000,000
Willi    Certain   Siifemm imIn.
London, Jan. 18.    The l'ekin correspondent of the Tillies says:
yesterday (Sunday) Sir Charles Claude
Maciioiiald. British ambassador to China,
in the course of an interview with" the
Tsung Li Ynnicn (board of foreign control), staled thai England wns willing to
Beginning with the year the smelters j assist China to liquidate tho Japanese in-
have adopted a new rule that will hardly ileinnily and would provide a loan of Cl'_.-
suit mine owners, says a Wallace, Idaho, 000,000 at par. to run for SO years, the in-
dispatch. Heretofore they have made j teres! lo lie I per cent net, including sink-
contracts with shippers by which they Iing fund, The conditions are is follows:
could have ore sampled at various sain-1 First:   The  opening of  the  three  treaty
pling works and final settlements would
be made on the basis of tlie sampler's as-
say. Since January 1 they huve declined
to make any more such contracts, declaring their linal settlements would be made
on the mineral in the. ore as shown at the ] right    to extend    the  Burma
smelter.   The result of this would be thut \ through lliinun province ith
instead of knowing just what the ore was   western part of China),
worth, and being able  to draw  for the'     In the event of her default China is to
amount the day it was shipped, the mine! place certain revenues under tlie control
owners can not know the value of a ear , of the imperial customs.   On this basis the
ports, the Talien Wan. Siting-In and Nan-
Xing, thereby Increasing the customs revenues.    Second:  a declaration that no
portion of the Yung Tee Kiaug valley shall
he ceded tunny other power.   Third I Tlie
of concentrates until from four to six-
weeks after shipment is made.
Fall Creek Camp.
John Itniikiii haa returned to Florence,
Idaho, from Fall ereek with most encouraging reports from the new camp.
He is developing    a    free  milling gold
negotiations will proceed, China regards
lliein as advantageous, hut fears the
threatened opposition of France and Hus-
sia. nud especially lo the opening of Talien -Wail and N'nii N'ing.
The Times, commenting on the report.
suggests  Hint   Slang-In, which  ihe cone-
quartz proposition.   Hie Hold Bug ore Is spomlcnl describes as in lliinan. is n tele
being hauled to the Banner mill, where it graphic  error  and  means eitlfer  Siang
will be treated as soon as a new plate ar- ; Yang, iu llii-l'oi province, or Shing-Tung
rives which  has lieen sent for.    Several iu lliimiii province.
hundred  tons will be milled and a rich
clean-up is expected.   A. G. Amsbcrry nf
the Black Hills, South Dakota, is in camp
examining properties with the view of iu- KiTe.-t  nf ihr cut  in  ><�����   i.iikIuu<i
vesting.   M.J. Shields is expected to come Mills.
over from Moscow in a few days to en- '  	
deuvor to straighten nut Ihe affairs of the       Providence, H.  I., Jan. 1".    The cut  in
"What iu the world is Snilthei'H building on the lot next door?" "A cold storage house." "To keep his meats and
groceries from spoiling?" "No; to keep
his daily supply of ice from melting
iiwii.v."-('iiifiiinnii Tribune.
"Marriage," said the puffy man,
"made rae whnl I am to-dny. Marriage
is ihe mighty engine of elvlll7,utlon."
"Then," remarked MoOorkcr. "you are
nol self but machine made, I auppose."
���Philadelphia North American.
"Thought you anid Krmik und (leorge
agreed lu polities?" "So they do."
"Well. Ihey argue over lt every time
Ihey meet." "That's because they don't
I.now whal il is ihey ngrcc on."���New
York Sun.
City Man���-This must be a very
healthy place, Judging from the number of old people 1 have seen here! Native��� Healthy? It's so blamed healthy
that I guess a good many of 'em will
have to be shot on the judgment day.���
"Women are naturally Incredulous,"
remarked the whlat player. "That's
most south- contrary lo tlie common Impression."
"I don't cure; It'a true. You never can
make one licllcvc you the flrst time
you tell her whnt are trumps."���YVash-
ngton Star.
Wheeler-Have you learned to make
the repairs on your wheel yet? Bprock
No; 1 never shall either. 1 haven't a
l,lt of mechanical genius. "Ob, yes,
you have." "Indeed 1 haven't. I could
not even luveut a ear coupler."���Olncln-
iiall Enquirer.
Mrs. Wlckwlre���Don't you ever make
eveu the slightest attempt nt manual
labor? Hlsmal Dawson���Mum, I am
livlu' the way 1 a in on a bet. 1 got a
wuger of *r,(UHM�� up that 1 kin live
eighty years without workln'.���Iudlau-
apoiis' Journals
' Vt'hltewatrr   17
! Bear i���iks.  ta
! H,<;nl|ti.n    H
' Hondull It Is-"u-.-.j  2Hj
Cody   2l\
Tln-M Forks    IS
, New lsenvn"   IS|
i nnMbery  Ill
1 Hllvfrton  41]
: Kiocon City   Kl1
Kastupp TO
: Halcyon Hot Hpi-'ss. SuI
I Arrowhead  105:
. Lauds 10*
Thompsons Landing;. 113
1 Trout Lake City is,
1 Fercuson  130
| Ilevelisioke (31 hnO-.m
Asheroft  .
j  I a nun    Sfifi
New  Westminster...30S
Vancouver   (61  hi-sl'.filt
Victoria   (It   hrai<....U>��
; Seattle (21 hours)....580
I Tacoma (30 houra) . .Hlo
Portland its so.ur.-i..��_
���via a  P.  R.
Alnnworth    1!
I'llot H��y    80
llslfoin-  i��
Bancs   3D
Nelson (4 liours)  1"
Vmlr   60
Kobnon  70
Trail  ��0
Northport (7 hrs)....10l
Hoistilssnd 110 hoursl-.ltO
iloMburff    lit
Marcus  130
Csrand forks    1*0
Greenwood  191
A inn i mi]:,  ISH
Houndary   SOO
Midway    801
Spokane (13 hours)..Kl!
Goat  RlYee   K
Itedttnsrton   (Rykerts 77
POrt Hill    7S
Lucas   10*
llonnei-s Ferry 113 hi 140
Jennings*, Mont 801
Wardner.   B.   a*....MO
Fort Steele*  400
Cranbrook   412
Oolden    830
Windermere*     8M
Banff  814
���Via   trail   about   1-."
above distances.
First Thespian-When 1 was playlug
Hamlet in Omaha mid getting my tlfty
a night, 1 ��� Second Thespian���Hold
on there, .lack! make that live. Klrst
Thespian-No, Tom, 'pon me honor,
l.fiy a night regular. Kggs are cheap
out there���Harper's Weekly.
"It's three-quarters of an hour since
I ordered that turtle soup," snapped
Ozark mine with the hope of resuming the cotton mills went into effset today,
work. The Free Coinage mine hus two the only exeoptious being one or two small
and one-half feet of ore in the face of the fueti ries of �� hieli the owners, for reasons
80-foot drift which is being pushed. There of their own, have not deeidod to cut
are about 200 tons on the dump and the; wages, 'he reduction will effect to u
pile is growing daily. A mill next sum- i greater or less degree the earnings of near-
mer is a possibility.    A force of men is I ly -0.000 operatives in this state and those
exposing a good ore body on the Pride of  of Knight A Ooddard  in Massachusetts, j the augry guest at the restaurant. "Ye��,
Florence. [Between   10.000 and 15,000 employes in j sail," snid tbe waiter, with an obse-
Woi-k on  Ihe  Rob isiirrrsoil. Connecticut mills   controlled    by I'rovi- I unions bow, "but de turtle done make
Mining circles in the portion of the dates manufacturers are affected also. As j his 'scape, sab, an' dey had to clinse
Tobacco Root range tributary to Sheri- i the aggregate Saratoga of the operatives j him 'bout a mile, sab,"���Detroit Free
dan, which includes Mill creek, is slim- j will approximate $11,000,000 mutually, the j Press.
ulated this winter with unusual energy,; loss in wages and purchasing power in! ���v. _i., ���> s,,i.i *jlp ir���nKnH
says a special correspondent of tbe Slier- consequence of the reduction to operatives
idan Paper. On the Bob Ingersoll mine laud business men in the communities in
Rod D. Lcggntt, in whom tille to this j which they spend their money will be
property is now vested, is working a force : nearly a round million, ns the cut aver-
of eight men, sinking a shaft. This mine ; ages about 10 per cent,
is situnted on the north side of Mill creek,
(loTenior-iieneral  Karl ot Aberdeen
I'remler Hir Wilfred ljiurler
Memlier ol the House of Commons, lioiniutou
I'm rl in nn-iit. for West  Kootenav	
    Hewitt Hostijck
Lieut Governor Hon. T. II. Mclnnes
i'remler Hon. .1. 11. Turner
Allnrney General  .        Hon.   11  M   Klierls
Com. of Lands and Works      Hon. II. II. Murtln
Minister o| Mines nnd Kducallnn	
 Hon. Jus. Baker
Provincial Mineralogist Win. A, Curl vie
Members of IsegtslaHve Assembly for West
North Hirtiiig .1. M Kellle
South Hiding J. F. Hume
Mayor Chiis. W. McAnn
Aldermen -A. W. Goodenough. F. E. Aroher,
J. D. Moore, Q, llarten. I). \\. Moore
city Clerk E. E. Chipman
l'olice Magistrate Alex Lucas
City Marshal M. V. Adams
Assistant   Vi. A. Milne
City Solicitor C.W. McAnn
Auditor C. D. McKenile
Treasurer s. II. Green
Assessor B. 1'. Tuck
Water Commissioner K. A. Cockle
Health Ofllcer Dr. .1. F. II. lingers
City council meets every Thursday evening
���t the city hall, .Hi street, between Front St.
and A avenue.
Chief Hugh P. Fletohor
First Deputy chief George Held
second Deputy Chlel lohn Gillls
Third Deputy chief Gen. Whiteside
Secretary A rchle Morris
Treasurer Gus Adams
Mining Recorder and Assessor-Tax Collector
 John Keen
Collector oi Customs J. F. Mcintosh
1 School Trustees���August Carney, J. I). Moore,
! G. O. Buchanan.   Principal-  Prof. Jas. Hislop.
General  dollvery open daily (Sundays ex-
; cepteii) Irom s a. m. until 7 p. in.    Lobby open
; Irom 7 a. m. to 9:110 p. in.
Malls lor despatch closed as follows: For
all parts ot the world every  evening except
Saturday and Bnnday, at 0. p. m.
Mails arrive Irom  I'nlted Mates  and lake
; points daily except Similar, at ��::W p. m.
From 0. I. R. points and Blocan points, arrive dally exeept Bnnday, at 4:00 p. m.
Registration office open... S:mia. in., il ::tt) p. in.
Money order ollice and Postofllce Savings (lank
open 9 a. in. to fl p. m.
s. H. GHKJEN. Postmaster.
distant from Sheridan about 12 miles. Mr.
Leggatt  has constructed  a new  wagon
There is an inereased demand  for fine
tortoise shell goods.
",No, sir." said the Kansas editor,
"your services are no Sanger required."
I venture to ask why I'm discharged?" "You're too blamed funny.
Tbat style may do ln the blase and
heartless East, but when you refer to
a death In a cyclone as 'n terrible blow*
to the family, you overdo lt out here."-.
Detroit Nimm.
: Mkthodist CucBcii-Cor. C. and flth BI.   DI-
'    vine services every Sunday at 11 a. m, and
7:;*) p. in.   sundav school at'.::��).   Strangers
always welcome.
0. A.I.T Paoi'i'MKa, M. A., Pastor.
Pki.sbvtf.kiam Chuboh-Corner <4lh street and
H avenue. Services every Bnnday ul 11 a. in.'
aud 7:H0 p. tn. Sunday school and Hlble class,
2:80 p. m. Prayer meeting Wednesday evening at g o'clock. Free seats; strangers and
others heartily welcome.
Rev. Jamkb Naikn. Minister.
Chcri'h or ENoi.AMO-Bonthwest corner oI'C
avenue ami Mh street. Services every Sunday at 11 a. in. and 7:91 p. m. All are cordially invited. Rav. C. r. Yatks,
Mlsstoner In Charge.
Mrs* ]. S. Johnstone...
Embroidery and
Mantua Making.
Butte Hotel,      -     -      KASLO, B. C.
Front Street.
tit) TO THE
New Nickel Tuba.    Tickets  pood
for three baths, f 1.
and Red Estate
Correspondence solicited.
Address, K ASl.o, H. C.
To   llic   Ladles.
Bend ten cents to Womankind, Berlngflsld,
Oliln, r. B. A., and receive Womankind, a
lutndsome home magazine for three months aaS
a free copy of th�� Womankind Cook Book. To��
will be pleased with both Ihe paper and book.
Ilulle   Audience  Started   a   Hu.li   (or
(he Door*.
Untte, .Tan. 17.���A fire, supposed to be
of incendiary origin, broke out in the Huston dry goods store, in tho Odd Fellows'
building, un Hroadwuy, udjoining the Mn
gnire opera house, about 0 o'clock last
llcfore the fire wn�� extinguished the
stock was priielienlly a total loss, It wai
insured for $25,000, which is believed to
be the full value. The dense smoke pen-
etrntcd to the upper part of the building.
Where Thomas Steet, a paralytic, and his
family, lived. They were rescued with difficulty.
Smoke also penetrated to the opera
house, where "Under the Dome" was be-
ing given. As Manager Hugaii sturtcd for
the stuge to advise tlie audience to withdraw quietly, some ono rushed into the
gallery and gave an alarm. There was a
rush for tho doors and some women fainted and were slightly trampled. No one
wns seriously Inift. The attaches of the
theater acted with great coolness, nnd
this probably prevented a more serious
disaster.   Tlie play was not ended.
The duinty little machines, the letter
scale, is now to be found on many women's desks. The height of luxury is obtained in the sterling silver scales. ��N
AffB \\f\jf
The nnmber of sinrs pictured on the
latest English and German photographic atlases ls about <i8,000,000.
Terra-cotta sleepers arc in use on Japanese railroads. The increased cost is
compensated for by the greater resistance to decay.
A slight layer of sand In the saucers
under plants prevents tlieni from drying quickly. Plants will be found to
thrive better ami require less attention
in watering.
In the last publication of the Berlin
Academy of sciences Prof. Hontgeu
lias an article in which he confirms Ihe
observation nr Dr. Brandea that li is
possible to niuke the X-ru.vs visible to
the eye.
The new invention for reducing noise
of trains on elevated railroads is culled
iron felt. It is placed between the rails
and sleepers and nol only deadens
sounds aud reduced shocks, bul materially diminishes the wear and tear.
Cyclists, tourists and others, particularly ladles, are often troubled wilh
dust gelling Into their eyes, and a transparent vizard or eye-screen has lieen
devised, it couslsts In a curving frame
of steel with a clear pane of mica or
gelatine, which can be fixed on Hie rim
of the hut, anil being very light, prelects the eyes without inconvenience to
the wearer.
Col. Young, acting superintendent of
the Yellowstone Park, reports that coyotes and black bears have multiplied
so rapidly iu the park, under the protection afforded them against hunters,
that they have become a source of annoyance. He advises I hat sonic of the
coyotes be kilk'd. and thai specimens
of the bears bo captured and presented
to zoological museums,
it bus recently been suggested that
aplMiratus designed for savins life at
sea should be constructed In part of
India rubber receptacles containing
calcium carbide. According to an Inventor, on Immersion in water, acetylene would be instantly given off, and
the whole become powerfully buoyant.
A similar arrangement might be employed for canoes, rafts and military
bridges ami iion loons.
Evaporation is proportional to the
velocity and dryness of Ihe wind.   Scl-
cntiiic  experimentation demonstrates
that when the temperature of the air
is at 80 degrees Fahrenheit, with a relative humidity of HO per cenl., Ihe
evaporation, with the wind blowing live
miles an hour, is 3,3 greater than at
culm; al ten miles, 3.8; nt fifteen miles,
4.11; at twenty miles, B.7j at twenty-tlve
miles, ll.l; at thirty miles, U.3 times as
much us a calm atmosphere of thc same
temperature and humidity.
Hongs that Pas*.
Some idea of the importance of a song
Iu making a performer popular may
lie got from the fact that a young womnn who was married the other day In
Kurope was mentioned for the first
time in about live years, although she
at one time had a lnrge part of New
York singing or whistling "Daddy
Wouldn't Buy Me a Bow-Wow." After
New York hnd heard enough of that
ballad lt bade adieu firmly but gently
to the young woman, says thc New-
York Sun, and it soon became evident
that beyond the bow-wow there whs
nothing about her that New York especially cared for.
So she returned to her native shores,
aud It was not until the news of her
marriage came to this country that her
existence was again recalled, with the
necessary reminder of the souk she hud
snug. The large sums said to be paid
to song writers for successful work
may be exaggerated, nnd lt ls, Indeed,
certain that none of them out of their
first efforts ever g-ows very rich, and It
takes the record of nt least one triumph
to gain a recognition for them. But
some of them are well paid, and from
tbe difficulties of their work appear to
deserve It. There Is a young girl uptown who sings some verses which
make very little Impression, and a vain
effort has boon made to get lu place of
them something a little more suited to
New York taste. Already four writers
have tried, but noue of them has produced anything better than the present muterlal. The verses have beeu
sung aud proved as flat as the others,
and ln view of the unsuccessful attempts made by well-known men, there
will be no further efforts wasted on
what Bcems a hopeless task. It happens that ln this particular case the
works of the writers have received all
the assistance possible from the singer,
who has done with the verses us much
as anybody could.
"One striking fact is that 60 per cent
of the brainiest Americans who have
risen to prominence and success are
graduates of colleges whose names aro
scarcely known outside of their own
"It Ih a fact also that during the past
teu years the majority of the new and
best methods of learning have emanated from the smaller colleges and
have been adopted later by thc larger
"Because a college happens to be unknown two hundred miles from the
place of Its location does not always
mean that the college Is not worthy of
wider repute.
"The fact cannot be disputed that
the most direct teaching and necessarily the teaching most productive of
good results is being done lu the smaller Amerivan colleges.
"The names of these colleges mny uot
be familiar to the majority of people,
but that makes them none the less worthy places of learning. The larger colleges are unquestionably good, but
tliere nre smaller colleges Just as good
and in some respects better, Some of
the finest educators we have are attached to the faculties of the smaller
Institutions of learning. Young girls
or young men who are being educated
a I one of tlie smaller colleges need
never feel that the fact of the college
being a small one places them al a disadvantage in comparison with the
friend or companion who has been sent
to a larger and better known college.
It Is not the college; it is tlie student."
Income of the College ProlVsuor.
To turn to the material side of things,
the assurance of a fixed Income is a
source of permanent satisfaction, however disproportionate the income to
the service thnt Is rendered. To be
sure, the salary of a full professor, the
country over, Is little If at all In excess of .1<2,0I10. I a the larger universities It may rise to $3,000 or something
more, but the men who receive above
$4.(HK) are so few as scarcely to affect
the general average. Aside from the
bare possibility of a call to a richer institution, the college professor ls not
likely to be earning more at fifty than
at thirty. Unlike most other professions, there Is bere no gradual Increase
of Income, lo give tangible evidence of
a man's growth In power. Unless one
has taken the Northern Former's thrifty advice, and "gone Where money l��"
when he married, his outlook as lie
faces old age is nol reassuring. Pensions are extremely rare; college trustees are forced In imsd cases to Im? as
ungrateful aa republics. The cost of
living litis steadily risen In college
towns, keeping pace wilh the general
Increase of luxury llmiugliout the older
communities, Here and there, particularly Iii the West, tliere are exceptions,
but upon Ihe whole the scale of necessary expenulture for a mini fulfilling
the various social duties required  by
ids position  is   constantly   growing
greater. The professor's incidental income from books and lectures Is ordinarily Insignificant, When he has paid
his bills he finds no margin left for
champagne and terrapin, if be sinokgs
at all, he invents Ingenious reasons for
preferring a pipe, lie sees the light-
hearted tutors sail for Kurope every
summer, but as f.ir himself he decides
annually that It will be wiser to wait
Just one year more. Once ln awhile he
will yield to the temptation to pick up
a first edition or a good print, but \1-
dlues nud Rembrandt proofs are toys
he may not dally with. In sihort. his
tastes are cultivated beyond his income, nnd his sole comfort Is In the
Pharisaical reflection that this Is [letter, after all. than to have more Income than taste.���Scrlbner's.
Our Smaller Colleges.
"There are a few striking facts about
tho small American college," writes Kd-
ward W. Bok In the Ladles' Home Journal.
A. Vocation Ones Profitable la Recalled
by Recent Ghouliah Outrage*
Body snatching has again thrust Itself u|kiii public notice through a series
of particularly atrocious offenses, one
at .Dunning, neur Chicago; another at
Mlllvllle, N. ,T��� where a woman's grave
was desecrated and her body dragged
from the coffin aud mutilated; and a
third at Londonderry, Ohio. In the
latter case the body of Carlton Kelly
was taken from its grave, douhbtl up
In a trunk and shipped to Columbus,
dumped luto the cellar of the Ohio
Medical college nud re-embalmed,
doubled up iuto another trunk and left
ou a street corner. It was finally found
by the police and returned to Its grave.
Twenty years ago grave robbing was
a vocation profitable enough to keep a
considerable amount of talent employed. But the burying ground custodians of to-day scarcely recall an instance of the kind within their experience.
"Body snatching Is a lost art so far
ns i he large cemeteries are concerned,"
said the assistant superintendent of
tiraceliind cemetery lu Chicago. "Such
u thing would not be possible In a well
regulated burying ground of to-day.
Aside from other considerations, It
would be next to Impossible to get a
body out of Uracelaud without being
detected lu the uct. The grounds are
patrolled through the night, and every
precaution Is taken to prevent depredations of any kind. The memory of the
oldest employe here probably does not
furnish a single instance of the kind."
Another cemetery superintendent
said: "The body snatching business
ceused to be profitable when we began
to use the pine box to inclose the coffin
or casket. Before the Introduction of
this outer box It wns comparatively
easy for the grave robber to make a
narrow excavation at the head of the
grave, lift tlie wooden lid over the glass
through which the face of the Corpse
Is seen, smash the gluss, insert a body
hook under the chin nnd jerk thc body
out of the grave. But now the whole
grave must be excavated and the lid
of the pine box unscrewed before the
coffin ls accessible. This takes so much
time and so Increases ihe chances of
discovery that few care to engage In
the business for thc money there Is
In it.
"As a matter of fact Ilie commercial
value of a corpse is very slight nowadays.   The physicians and schools can
r'.iy cushioned seat on their axle, ami
the small wheel ln the rear Is used for
steering purposes only. In this tricycle cab the coachman or operator sita
In the rear and the passenger ln front.
The conveyance Is propelled by a simple up and down movement of the feet,
Just as a sewing machine Is operated,
cud there ls no chain or sprocket arrangement.
The cab is so constructed as to be
suited for all kinds of weather. For
bright, balmy days, when no covering
Central Hotel,        J
New   Bnlldlng and  Newly   Furnished
Pront.St. KasU.      #
A first-Class Bar in Connection.
Furnished Rooms.
Conducted by Miss Case.
Klectrle lights, baths, steam healed.   Kver--
thlng Hrst class.   Corner A avenue and
Fifth street, Kaslo. B. C.
Ka.slo, B. C.
Is required, there Is a hood arrangement that can be detached. In
stormy weather It can be easily replaced, thus affording all the protection desired from the weather.
Dining Cars in Knglund.
Dlulug cars have existed in England
for nearly twenty years, but until quite
recently they have only been available
for first-class passengers, says the Boston Herald. Four years ago dining
cara for third-class passengers also
were Introduced between London aud
.Scotland, between which points the
traffic ls almost entirely third-class.
One route from Scotland passes
through Leeds, consequently dining
cars lietweeu Loudon and Leeds being available for third-class passengers
by this route, tlie other route was constrained to follow the example on Its
local London and Leeds service. Nat-
uriilly Liverpool and Manchester complained that similar accommodation
was not afforded to them. Thereupon
the Midland Company, which carries
an Unusually small i>errentage of llrst-
ciass passengers, adopted a practice
of allowing third-Chun pasengers Io use
...Rates $1.00 and Upwards...
ADAMS BROS., Proprietors.
Sole agents for Pabst Beer, Milwaukee,
Hotel and
Good  rooms and good living.    Restaurant in charge of Oscar Monson.
KAHLO, B. 0.
Columbia  Hotel,
J. P. BEELER, Prop.
'."    .'���'--' ,:" ''!-  '
Clean and Comfortable Rooms
Best Bar in Kaslo.
Front Street,       -      -      -       KASLO.
Silver Bell
Fourth Street,       -      -       Kaslo, B. Q.
By Johnston Bros.
Open Day and night...
Everything first-class.
w:& *���
Soup Went Down Hard.
A Devonshire woman of mature age
went Into a chemist's shop and said tu
the assistant:
"I've got a cruel, bail cough, Htirely.
I've heerd that they Brown's bronchial
troches are good things. Ilav'ee got
The assistant pointed to n small box
nn the table and said:
"Yes, tliere they are."
"How much Is It?" wus the inquiry.
The price was paid and the old woman look her departure. At night the
assistant missed a box of glycerine
soap (three cakes). A couple of days
afterward she returned lo the shop
and said:
"I want'ee to take hack two of them j
things I hnd t'other day.    I took one
Of 'em.    lt was mortal hard to chew
and awful to swallow, but It cured ihe
COUgh."���Pittsburg  Dispatch.
A Coin In the Bottle.
There have been patented all kluds
of schemes devised for the purpose of
securing a bottle that cannot tie refilled after.having once been emptied
of its contents. .\ great deal of fraud
ls said to be perpetrated by filling the
bottle of some standard liquor with an
Inferior grade, and palming lt off as
Uie original bottling. An Ingenious
Philudelphliin proposes to accomplish
this by blowing a coin ln thc body of
the gloss bottle, and he thinks this will
be tempting enough to induce someone
to break the bottle as soon as It has
been emptied.���Philadelphia Record.
get all the bodies they want at the hospitals and morgues. The only bodies
for which a high price can be obtained
are those of persons dying In some
mysterious way or some rare disease.
For these physicians or others Interested are often willing to pay enough
to Induce the body snatchor to take
long chances. Of course the body of
a person of great wealth ls always lu
more or less danger, but their tombs
are usually made pnietlcally Impenetrable."
While there Is little body snatching
now the evil that men do lives nfter
them, nnd work done by the body
snatchers of a past generation often
comes to light wheu, through the
wishes of relatives or otherwise, lt becomes necessary to transfer a corpse
to another spot. Many an empty coffin
Is found, aud many are the nrtltlces of
cemetery men to conceal from the relatives the absence of the remains from
their resting place. The custodian of
the dead will seek to convince tbe
friends of the long departed one that tt
Is better that they should not look upon
the corpse, that lt Is decayed beyond
recognition, and that the sight of it
would be unpleasant to them.
Russia's Shipbuilding Yard.
The purchase by the Russian Oovcrn-
ment of the Sebastopol   shlpbul ..ing
yard   has   been completed, the   price
agreed upon being 1,000,000 roubles.
Fifty Tricycle Cabs Can Be Seen on the
Streets of Berlin.
A tricycle cab ill one of tbe latest feature* of the streets of Beriln. It la
called the Heydit cycle, so named after
the Inventor, and >: company has been
organized ln the German capital which
now has fifty of these tricycle cabe In
use. The cab ls built on the principle
of the bicycle, with the difference that
It has three wheels instead of two. The
two Large wheels support a comfort-
the first-class dining car without extra
charge. Theoretically, they were required to leave the ear when they had
linished their meals; practically, of
course, they sat still and refused to
budge. Habitual passengers between
Loudon and Manchester soon got to
know about this nud booked when they
wanted to dine en route thlnl-clnss by
the Midland rather than first-class by
the Loudon and Northwestern. So
now ll Is announced that the Northwestern will run third-class ns well as
first-class dlniug cars both from Liverpool nnd Manchester.
Meals from 25 cents Upwards.
______ ____-.-a. ______ A  aaaaaaaa a __. i  l  llr^  ���>
Finely Furnished Thruiighmii   bluing Kooa
Service rnext'elled; liar Slocked With
choice l.lquora ami clgaia.
New Idea for a Kubbor Stamp.
In using the ml slier stamp with a
rigid handle It Is more or less difficult
to get a good, clean nud regular Impression, ns the operator Is likely to
press oue side of the stamp to the pn-
por heavily, while the other edge will
barely touch. A new Idea ln stamp-
making Is to supply a universal Joint
In the handle, so that when the rubber
type ls pressed to the surface of the
paper every part stamps evenly because the pressure is uniform.
No woman ever loved a man so much
that she didn't try to find out the cost
of the engagement ring.
The Revere, *#;%**
.1. M. BLAIKIE, Prop.
Finely furnished rooms, hard finish,
everything new, electric lights.
A. avenue, Kaslo, B, ('.       P. (>��� boi 44.
Telephone Xo. 8s
$2 a week up.
Enquire over J. II. Wilson's store,
Front Street,       -      -     KASLO, B. C.
J> WHERE? j*
Why to the Slocan Beer Hall, where yoa
ran (et freth draft beer by the eeheener
or quart.
A Avenue.        - Kaaio, B. C. 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.
S M T W T F  S
10 \ 11
17 ! 18
24 ��� 25
Union of
East & West
The near approach to ub from the
east, of the Crow's Nest railway, is
bringing about a union of the interests
KOOteiiay. of East and West Kootenay in a
very gratifying manner. Tho circuitous route necessary
to travel by any public conveyance, covers about 400
miles. Already a stage company is about to put in a line
from Fort Steele to the new town of Kalama at Armstrong's or Goat River landing. The distance to be covered is about 70 miles. From Kaslo to Kalama is about 50
miles. Consequently one will soon have to travel but 120
miles as compared with 400 as formerly, a saving of several
hundred per cent on distance. When the railway is once
completed there will also be a saving of several hundred
per cent on timo\
All of these things, apart from being a great benefit to
both East and WeBt Kootenay in general, will   do much to
benefit the iudividual  towns of  each.   Kaslo   is among
the towns that may with a little effort be greatly benefited
by this union.   Much of the business accruing directly and
indirectly from the construction of the new railway may be
diverted hither.   Kalama, or some other new town yet to
be, at the south end of Kootenay lake, is likely to remain
the terminus for some time to come���perhaps several years
; to come.   The distance from Kaslo to Kalama is slightly
!  less than from Nelson to Kalama.   The Canadian  Pacific
railway ppparently intends making  Kaslo a common point
,.with Nelson for freight distribution from its Kootenay lake
��� terminal.   Indeed, Kaslo already enjoys the same freight
rates to Kalama as Nelson does.
Tho autumn of this yoar at latest will see Lethbridge
coal and coke laid down in Kaslo for about half their present rates. It is said that steam barges are now being built
for handling unbroken car loads, which will operate equally between Kaslo-and Nelson.   All theso things  being  so,
we repeat our suggestion of last week to Kaslo's trades peo-
p'e:   "Keep your eye on Kalama."
First British Tne NewB acknowledges  with thanks
_">   1   __ i_ ���        the receipt of British Columbia's first
Columbia       ,  , ,  ,_0_,    ,.   .,
., ( year book, for 189,, from its author and
Year   BObk. compiler, Mr. R. E. Gosnell of Victoria, Librarian of tho Legislative Assembly  and   Secretary
of the Bureau of  Statistics.   The   volume   has  over 500
octavo pugas, fillik} with very interesting matter concerning tho Province, and is handsomely  illustrated.   It Is a
complete exposition of the history, physical characteristics,
i productions and resources'&f. the Province,  and   Is  conse-
��� quently a very'valuable work, reflecting much credit upon
I its painstaking author.
A feature of the work is found In the number of special
; articles contributed by men known to bo unusually well In-
I formed on the subjects ol which   thoy   write.   The  forest
j wealth, fisheries, agricultural and mineral resourcusaro all
fully writton up.
The portion of the book In which residents of Kootonay
are most interested is, of course, the mining review, which
1 occupies about ono-flfth of the Bpaee. The author has
I borrowed liberally here from: the reports of Provincial
Mineralogist Carlyle and Dr. Dawson. Tho comparisons
1 mado servo to show the remarkable development of the
I mineral resources In a comparatively short tllno.
That the book is up to date is shown by the chapter on
tbe Canadian Yukon and the beBt means of getting there.
Accompanying it is a large envelope of maps aud illustra-
! tious showing up fully that portion of tbe country. Such a
ibook as this, issued under at least implied government authority, must carry great weight and ho of special value In
fastening the public attention which is turning this way.
A House
Residents of Kootenay are just now
watching with keen Interest tho
movemonts of the dominant polit-
Against Itself, ical party in the United States.
Favorably affecting, as it inevitably must, the future of bimetallism, the dissension now waging in the republican
party on financial questions will be hailed with delight by-
all desiring to see rostored the former parity of 16 to 1, between (diver and gold.
The good book somewhere has something: to tills effect!
. "A bouse divided against itself cannot stand."  Intoxicated,
with power and desiring to rivet the gold standard chains
at once, the leaders of this party are taking steps so openly
averse to the will of the people that only they are unable to
see that their work must end in revolt and party destruction. When we say leaders, we do not include President
McKinley, who has shown himself to be ouly the weakest
kind of a figurehead. He Is completely dominated by Mr.
Gage, his secretary of thc treasury.
In his speech before the United States Senate last Monday, Senator Wolcott of Colorado, chairman of the International Bimetallic Commission, announced his intention
of retiring from that position and gave some severe criticism of Mr. Gage's action from a republican standpoint.
Among other things, he said: "This is not the proper occasion to analyze the plan of the secretary. It will reach
"limbo long before it reaches the senate. He proposes to
"capitalize the premium on our bonds sold recently, and to
"make them, with others to be issued, a security definitely
"payable in gold. He forgets that only a few months ago,
"when the country was in dire distress, we were compelled
"to pay $9,000,000 for the privilege of keeping the word
"gold out of these very bonds, He ought not to forget
"that the bank of which he was president got some of the
"bonds, and received some of tho proceeds of the sale."
Theso internal dissensions need only to keep up to see
a house of representatives elected this year which will act
with the senate in giving President McKinley a chance to
sign or veto a free silver bill. The promised prosperity of
the republican party has failed to materialize. Wherever
the Dingley tariff has helped the manufacturer it has cut
down the wages of the operative. Even now, tho biggest
strike in the history of New England is on, because the
wages of mill operatives havo received another cut of ten
per cent. But with an enlightenod people these are evils
that will cure themselves and the day of deliverance Is not
far distant.
i   "
The appointment of D. J. Macdonald, to the position of
inspector of metalliferous mines, as noted in the last issue
of the News, gives general satisfaction. Mr. Macdonald was
until recently superintendent at the Galena Farm.
Aside from the gems of thought contained in the recent
challenge issued by the Hon. James J. Corbet, to the Hon.
Robert Fitzsimmons, nothing has so enriched the English
language In a decade as Mark Hanna's Cleveland speech.
Government Agent Keen has a level head. If the city
council can afford to do foreign advertising let It be done
through the medium of home papers. Tenfold more readers likely to become desirable immigrants can be reached
through the medium of tho free reading rooms with fresh
matter overy week than by a book chained to the interior
of a palace car.   ,-.���������
Brother Cliffe of tho Sandon Mining Review succeeded
some time ago in noising it abroad that he was willing to
sacrifice himself on the altar of his city In the capacity of
mayor, but its seems that the offer was not appreciated,
judging from tho report of the returning officer of the recent Sandon election. The people of Sandon should be
ashamed of themselves for permitting such devotion to go
to seed. 	
The gossiping spirit that would originate or retail
without effort to authenticate, harmful rumors concerning
tho business Btauding of any commercial house.is not what
ought to be expected in Kaslo. A totally foundationless
report about one of our most solid business houses, during
the past wee)*, calls forth tho above remark. Such rumors
often start idly, but are apt to be as disastrous in their effects as if started maliciously.
The dispatch to President McKinley from. Senator
Banna announcing the latter's re-election, Is about half
way between the bumptious and the blasphemous. Paraphrasing the immortal words of Garfield at an Impressive
crisiB in the history of the republic, atthetimoof Lincoln's
assassination, he applies them to his own insignificant
case. Instead of saying with Garfield, "God reigns and the
republic still lives," he says, "God reigns and the republican party still lives." He states a curious fact. Providence certainly must be lon<.'-suffering and patient, else He
would hardly spare longer a party that has so out-lived Its
usefulness and completely abandoned its early admirable
The ideas of our correspondent "Slrathroy", elsewhere,
seem to have pretty "ood backing. In a London dispatch
of the Hii.li Inst., Sir Michael Hicks-Beach La quoted as
ridiculing tbe ideas of military granaries and saying that
tho British navy is strong enough to hold its own without
them; and that in any way England would have many
friends ready to supply corn. On the other hand, however,
ho deolared that lt was not creditable to t anada or fair to
English tax-payers that such a colony as Canada should
contribute practically nothing to the naval defense of the
empire. Bo hoped Canada would soon turn her attention
to this matter, adding that if she did not, the day would
come when she would have "a rude awakening, which
would be entirely her own fault."
People, do not ro about looking for advertisement*).   A newspaper
Is it better advertising medium than a dodger or handbill,  because ihe
newspaper, having intrinsic value, appeals to the reader and tine -cits
"odger doesn't.   If a
lany times by p
vertlsements of consumption cures, out thc average mar
him, while tbe dodger doesn't.   If a man is dying of consumption
hasn't boen fooled too many times by panaceas, tie may watch for ad
for advertisements of any kind.
doesn't hunt
He takes a paper for ihe news, and
when or where the good Impression was made. That's why th* general
advertiser has to keep everlastingly at it. and tii-.t's why a good paper,
the kind a man reads and carries home with hlm to call Ills family's attention toViometblng lu tt particularly good, pays the advertiser better
than the sheet which, having no Influence nor standing, ts hastily
glanced at, dropped, and forgotten. -Push. f
Don't expect your advertising to do lt all, and don't cx-pcot the
ad you me or, the second, to sell you out.   Be persistent and su<
will come, not In Alpine torrents/but like the growth of tlie sturdy oak.
slowly, perhaps, but surely, and like oak whon lt re��oh&A maturity, it
will stand ths sioiau of afu.-BuiintM Macula*.
\ A Full Stock on  #
rHand for Moun-A
tain Climbing. . .   \
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 Ladies and Gentlemen
sold only by this firm. Just in receipt of a fine lot of White Enamelled Ware.
Call and see it.   ���         ������~^"	
Hamilton Byers, K��!$ON.
A Guaranteed Union Made Cigar.
Ask Your Dealer for It.
^ Butte Hotel ��
Meals at all hours between 5 a. m. and 9 p. m. Short Ord-
"jjf ers a Specialty. Business Men's Lunch from 11:30 a. m. to ":30 p.m.
$fr     D. A. CARR, formerly of Columbia Hotel Restaurant, south side
t    Front St., bet. 3rd and 4th, opposite Steamer Landings, Kaslo, B.C.
,^i$H$H$H$. jgHgHJHg* $-$-S$Hfr igHJHHf 4H$H��H��, ig{-$.
Electric Light and Power Plants.
Private Telephone Lines.
Wiring in all Its branches.
Fixtures, Shades, Bell Goods, Etc.
Headquarters io the Keen.ii Building, next to P.O., Front Street, Kaslo, B. C
Good Advertising Medium
Character j
: Price and Circulation j
most carefully milted, most reliable, best looking news-
paper In the Kootenay Lake Country.
Price l�� cheap consistent
with circulation, which
Is ihc largest lu Kaslo.
See F. E. Archer
The Pioneer Hardware Dealer
Front Street, Kaslo, British Columbia.
Under the  New MaiiKgi'itient  of Messrs.
Monahan * llreen.
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 Kooteuay, the proprietors
being thoroughly acquainted with the
hotel business. Beard and lodgings
from $1.26 to $2.00 a day according to
1100m. Bath room In connection free of
extra charge.
Kalama (Goat River), B. C.
Notice la hereby given that sixty 1601 days
alter date I will making >ppllcatton to the
chief Commissioner ol Lands and Works at
Victoria to pnrohase the following described
lands In the West Kootenav district and Ainsworth mining division: Ileglnnlng at a post
planted at the mouth of Woodbury Creek on
the shore ot Lake Kootenay, thence north
eighty 180] chains, thenco east forty 1401 chains
thence north eighty IIS01 chains, thenco east to
the shore of Kootenav lake, thence following
the shore southward to the point of commencement, containing 820 acres more or less,
Dated. Docember 15,1897.
A Complete Hotel.
-BY- *
Mrs. H. Y, Anderson,
Formerly of the Columbia Hotol.Kaslo.
���Real Estate and Mining Broker.���-
Front St., Kaslo, B. O. WE
Have a full line of
Office and Pocket
Diaries for 1898 on
Hand, also Whlt-
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.
Best place to buy a watch, O. Stra-
thearn's. *
Try Kaslo Dairy Produce & Provision Co.'s fresh creamery butter received weekly from the Dominion Government Creameries. They are making contracts to supply fresh butter to
their patrons for the winter. Give
them a trial. *
A. F. Corbin, representing the Rossland Syndicate owning the St. Pancras
and Croft buildings is in the city looking after their interests.
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. Givo
them a call. *
The infernal din of firoerackers and
Chinese gongs announces that tho Celestial New Year is at hand.
When others fail, try O. Strathearn
| the now Kaslo jeweler. *
Kasla  Brewing  company's   bottled
beer delivered to any part of the city
for $2 per dozen. *
Local  Scots  will  celebrate  Bobby
) Burns' birth day at the Olympic next
[Tuesday night.
The beer, ale and porter of the Kaslo
1 Brewing company are pure and whole-
|some. All these beverages aro manufactured at home. ,.*
P. Lamont of  Nelson,   non-resident
[partner In the firm of Lomont & Young,
book-sellers of this city,was married at
(Uevelstoke on the 13th  inst., to   Miss
lary  Thom  of Hussel.   Man.,   Rev.
tobert Frew of Nolson performing the
Lace curtains can be done up nicely
|irily at the Steam Laundry. *
W- J. Orr, formerly in the shoe bus-
kess line has gone to Wellington.
See Wilson the grocer for anything
Reeded in the grocery line. *
If you require a nice attractive calendar for 1898, call at the office of W.
L Twiss; he will bo pleased to hand
you one.
Your Boiled suit or your stained dross
f,:an be cleaned without damaging the
material, at tho steam laundry.       *
J.  F.   Ritchie, mining engineer  of
liossiand was registered at the Slocan
recently.   He has boen   up   investigating his  nourishing  properties   near
Whitewater, the   Hillside and Sunset.
Suite of 11 good rooms to rent cheap
ocond story, southwest corner of Third
nnd Front.   Apply in store below.   *
For line portieres and window shades
|>eo Uwen & Stevenson, the furniture
lealers. *
E. W, Talbott of Spokano, president
Jrf the Gibson mine, was at the Kaslo
last night, returning homeward. He
peports the mine looking well.
Get your woolen goods washed at the
|>team Laundry.   We guarantee not to
irlnk them. *
(Among prominent mining men reoent-
at. the Kaslo are Scott McDonald qf
lie Payne, J. Roderick Robertson of
lelson and H. S. Stevenson of Alns-
[Milwaukee Beer Hall, comer Fourth
|id Third streets, Kaslo, B. C. GratM
ening tomorrow, Saturday. Eveiry-
3y invited. Free lunch day and
Ight. Excellent refreshments of
pme products. *
IP. Morrison|of Seattle, F. Rime of
jictoria, Geo. Ramsey and Geo. Bus-
L_obe of Victoria and F. J. Donaldson
1 Sandon, were In town Wednesday.
[Some bargains io ���sliver plate at.O*.'
Irathearn's. *
Milwaukee Beer Hall. Three bottles of beer 50c. *
Supt. E. J. Field of the Wonderful
mine has been superseded by D. S.
Wallbridge of Sandon.
Milwaukee Beer Hall. For the biggest schooner of beer with the foam
on the bottom.   Ask for it. *
The second carnival at the rink announced for tomorrow night has given
way temporarily to the extraordinary
hockey match referred to elsewhere.
Milwaukee Beer Hall. The place
where you get your moedy's worth. *
J. M. Harris has bought Black's
hotel at Sandon.
Milwaukee Beer Hall. If you leave
yoUr orders for keg .and bottled beer,
it will be delivered free of charge.  *
Rev. Father Poitras of Nelson will
officiate in the Catholic church of this
city Sunday the 30th inst.
At the Milwaukee Beer Hall you
may always find good minors, mechanics and laborers. *
Mrs. J. S. Johnson has removed her
dressmaking parlors from the Butte
hotel to A avenue; one door west of the
Pacific hotel.
FOR SALE���A good bachelor's outfit. Will be sold cheap. Apply this
office. *
It is currently reported from London
that the Ruth mine will pay a dividend
this month approaching $75,000.
Stockholders have been promised a
dividend sometime during the present
To Compete, not for the Bostock Cup,
but the Tuukett Medal.
Kaslo's most enthusiastic curlers loft
for Sandon this morning to compete
with the club there tonight for the
medal that will entitle one of them to
an entrance to the grand bon spiel at
Winnipeg during the first week in February, to compete for the Tuckett
trophy. These medals are presented
by the Manitoba Branch of the Royal
Caledonian Curling Club. It has been
erroneously stated that tonights match
is for the Bostock cup. Sandon is also
preparing to be represented at the
Calgary bon spiel on the 24th inst.
Two rinks went from here under the
leadership of Messrs. Moore and
Waugh. They were Buohanan and
Rao, 3ds; Benzie and R. Green, 2ds;
Parkin and A. Fletcher, leads.
Mew Concentrator on Spring Greeks
Peter Porter, managing director of
the Carbonate No. I reports that the
company will soon ereot a new concentrator near the head of Spring creek,
to cost in the neighborhood of $30,000.
Mult Be Sold.
If you are looking for bargains in
hats, shoes, etc., don't overlook J. B.
Wilson, as his stock must be sold to
make room for other lines. Prices to
suit the purchaser.
The Charleaton Holding Out Well,
J. E. Mitchell, manager of the Charleston mine, was seen at the Slocan
hotel last evening. He says that the
big strike reported In last week's
News is holding out well, and improving rather than deteriorating. Wm.
Martin of Winnipeg,one cf the leading
shareholders, is here investigating it.
All hands are still highly elated.
Keep Warm.
Good fir and tamarack wood delivered at shortest notice and most reasonable figures, to any part of tho city by
Lucas Bros, of tho Kaslo Transfer
Following la thc list ol letters remaining uncalled (or In the Kaslo Postofflce since the last
list published over date ol Jan. 12,1808:
llurliards, Gus
lli'lycii, H. I..
Ilrailfnrd, J. A.
Iti'liiinii, M.
Collin, A. A.
Cooper, Geo. P.
(lelaiid, Capt. Herb.
Drlsehel, F. B.
Dally, Mrs. Joe
Franklin. C.
(loveye, Elmer
Gray, C. E.
Gowiilnjr, Arthur
Hunt, elms
Kendrew.J. T.
l.uUens, Frantz
I.irnil, Jno.
McKay, D. G.
Neiland, E. H.
Parker, Emil
Peradetto, Domemio
Stevens, O. B,
Sandqulst, Jno.
Thompson, Andrew
Watts, A.
Westfall. James.
8. H. GREEN, Postmaster.
Kaslo, B. C, Jan. 19, 1898.
Brown, Alex
Burke, J. C.
llergorson, P.
Cavanaugh, Miles
Carter, Mrs. C. T.
Ciislnnd, Mrs.
Davidson, Mrs. Grace
Doren, L, A.
Edwards, J. K.
Garvey, Andy
Guhse, Miss Bertha
Gutellus. F. P.
GlUls. John
Hendrlx, Jno.
Kent, Thos.
Lane, J. E.
Mason, C. H.
Nerene, Andrew
Poole, A.
Poudrler, Mrs. A. L.
Sage, Frank
Sproat, G. H.
Snavely, Jno.
Walker. Rev. E. J.
Ward, Friday
Fancy Cphotatery.
Owen & Stevenson, the furniture
dealers are doing a lot of fancy upholstering for tho new year trade. Lounges, footstools and ottomans thus embellished make attractive and useful
additions to household furnishings.
-    -     i r   n__a___-__   ,n. i
Chas. 8. Allinen  1'iirohaseS Four Claims
of F. L. Fltoh.
Chas. S. Allmen, M. E., well known
In Kaslo, came in from his present
headquarters in Tacoma last Friday
night and on Saturday purchased of F.
L. Fitch of Ainsworth for $5,000, cash
the four claims in Hot Springs camp
near the Highland, known as the No.
5, Jennie, Ainsworth and Lakeview.
These are all promising claims upon
which considerable development work
has been done.'
Mr. Allman says that the Klondike
craze is in full blast on the coast.
Henry Croft has gone to England to
organize another Klondike expedition.
The hotels at Vancouver, Victoria,
Seattle and Tacoma are crowded with
people awaiting the chance to start.
Large numbers of these 'report from
Australia, New Zealand, South Africa,
Europe and the east in general. Mr.
Allmen returned to Tacoma Wednesday morning.
A First-Class Fating 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.
Silver and   Lend Both Decline.
Lead (Broker's.) Silver.
Saturday, Jan. 15 3.55 571-8
Monday, Jan. 17  3.55 56 1-2
Tuesday, Jan. 18  3.55 56
Wednesday, Jan. 19  3.55 55.3-4
Thursday, Jan. 20  3.50 56 1-4
Friday, Jan. 21  3.50 561-8
Table Ware at a Bargain.
Lots of fancy crockery, stand and
hanging lamps. Toilet sets, dinner
sets, knives, forks and spoons. In fact,
any kind of Table Ware you ��� may.'want
at J. B. Wilson's.
Sainton's New Officer*.
Sandon elected her first mayor and
council last Saturday as follows: Edward R. Atherton, mayor; Robert
Cunning. Alexander Crawford, Stuart
A. Mighton, Robert J. Broddy, Charles
D. Hunter and John W, Switzer.
Mayor Atherton is one of Sandon's
oldest citizens,its postmaster and a general merchant. Messrs. Cunning and
Switzer are hotel keepers; Mr. Crawford is a blacksmith and Messrs.
Mighton, Broddy and Hunter are merchants.
Bargains in Hay 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 in large
quantities and paying oash to give
their customers the benefit of these
bargains. See them at their office on
Front street.
Canada's Mineral Production.
Ottawa, Jan. 9. The detailed report
of the geological survey upon statistics
of mines and minerals for the year
1896 has been issued. It gives Canada's total mineral production for the
year as $22,500,000, an increase of 125
per cent in 10 years.nthe production in
1886 having been $10,000,000.
The Increase of mineral production
in the United States for the same decade was 40 por cent. Tlicuunuai production per capita is $8 in the United
States against $4.50 la Canada.
In tho production of gold, British
Columbia stands credited with over 64
per cent and Nova Scotia with over 9
por cent. The Northwest Territories
including the Yukon district comes
third with 13 per cent, while Quebec
contributes much under 1 per cent.
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.
The  Truth  About the Edmonton Route.
The multiplicity of new routes to the
Klondike would indicate that all roads
lead to Dawson, but as Mr. Olivor says
-and he ought to know, having lived,
moved and had his being ln Klondike
routes for the last six months���the Edmonton route ls the best. Nobody yot
knows Jor a fact that it is even a possible route after a certain point, but it
is esprit.du pays So say lt.,'aiiyhow.���
Wetaskiwin, Alberta, Free Lance.
f      On the first of the year that bad habit of wearing any old
M thing?   Remember that "The Apparel oft Proclaims the
W* ~ Oil ail ^an ^t ^ou out Pr0Pei'ly-   A fine stock of
���tTlVsT nclll Ready Made Clothing and Gentlemen's
Furnishing Goods constantly on hand.
Also Fine Clothing Made to Order.
Dp'!      T*\| ��� |      Merchant Tailoring and Gents's
|   lC_r_ri3.ll      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.
Green Bros.,
A Avenue and Third St., Kaslo, B. C. \
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, Windows, Mouldings, Brackets, Turned Work, Glass, etc., etc.
On hand and to Order.   Agents in Nelson and Sandon. |
mi ii teee
And Commercial work in
all its branches promptly
executed and in the highest style of the Art.
f Prices Low, %
Consistent With Good Work. J]
Givo us a trial and bo
convincod that we are
away ahead of any firm
in tho Kootonay country.
Try a Good Smoke
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. Tuokett & Son Hamilton
Books and Cigars,        -----     r       Front Street, Kaslo, B. C. WHAT 1897 HAS SEEN.
Graeco-Turltlah War and the Cuban
Insurrection���The Great Strike in
the Coal Fields-Political Change* of
Twelve Months,
A Chronological Table.
The year 1897 Iihh lieen, it might lie said,
almost a commonplace one, since its cum-
meii(>emeiit, that is, no events of overwhelming moment have taken place, but
there hat* been no dearth of important
occurrences. The war between Turkey
and Greece, Ihe struggle for freedom in
Cuba, the costly and long-drawii-out
strike in the Ohio and Pennsylvania coal
fieidss, the change of national administration, the enactment of tlie Dingley tariff
law, the disastrous spring floods in the
Mississippi valley and autumn tires in the
West ami Northwest, and the epidemic of
yellow fever in the Southern Slates are
clearly not matters of small ini|Mirtnnc*
in the history of the world. The year has
been an unusual one from the fart that
but few men of really great reputation
have passed from the stage of their earthly labors; their number can be computed
upon the fingers ol the two hands.
The most Important events of the year
are recorded below in the older ol* their
1���Thirteen miners perish at Paehuca.
Mexico.... Kiireineiy high temperature ami
heuvy rains In Northwest. .. .l'lngree Inaugurated Governor of Michigan.
2���W. A. Hammond, wrecker ot Illinois
National Hunk, commits suicide... .Fatal
storm lu Southwest... .Nashville. Teun., has
MOOsOOO Are West and Northwest deluged by rains.
.'I   Snow and frost succeed ruin.
4���Furious   blimrd   In   ihe   West <Jov.
Seoilelil Inaugurated at Madison, Wis���
Three St.  I'aul banks fall.
B���Gov. Allgelil pardons 19 criminals. .. .St.
Stanislaus parsonage al M��.v Olty. Mich.,
sacked by warring church fact Ions. ... Pour
children die by tire near Westllcld. Wis.;
three near Babcock, Wis.
(V -Illinois Legislature meets. .. .Seven Ur-
siillnn nuns perish by Are nt Convent of Our
Lndy or Lake St, Johns, Roberval, Quebec.
11���Tanner inaugurated Governor "f Illinois wilh much pomp and ceremony....
Mount Inaugurated Governor of Indiana
with   very   simple  style. .. .House  kills   l'a-
clfle  funding  bill AinericiinHrlllsh  nrbl-
trHtlon  treaty signed.
18���.Five children drown, skating, al St.
Louis. .. . Four die lu powder explosion at
Hhamoklti,  I'll.
18���Five killed In u PottiVllle, Pa., eoul
14...News ot capture nf Simla Clara by
Cuban Insurgents. ... Bombay, India, a CltJ
of deiilh and terror because of ravages of
bubonic plague (black death) anil famine;
thousand" dying, and elly being depopulated:
dead lie unbiirled, nud vultures hover over
tbe lowu aud country) sky ablaze by night
with funeral pyres; Kurope greatly alarmed.
Ill Wm. K. Mason chosen Senator from
Illinois. .. .Three negroes lynched In Louisiana.
21 ���Nine sailors drown off Long Island.
22���Mercury falls RO degrees to zero at
Chicago. ...Death of Sir Isaac Pltuiau at
24��� Widespread cold wave; Chicago temperature 17 below lero... .1600,000 tire loss
at Northwestern stove repair works and C,
J, Barnes' residence in Chicago.
26���Twenty below aero at Chlengo.
2ft- Fourteen below zero nl Chicago: TOO
poor families aided; relief measures adopted
over entire city... .$2,500,000 tire at Philadelphia. .. .f860,000 tire at Chicago.
2T���Continued cold  weather In Northwest.
28���Lyman J. tlage of Chicago accepts
treasury portfolio.
81��� Faintly of seven die hy Are In Hobo-
ken, N. J Cruiser lironklyu on the rocks.
2���Pennsylvania Slale eapltol bumesl; tons
11,500,000. ... Venezuelan  treaty  signed.
K Admiral Hunce'a squadron lu a storm off
Hampton itonds; three seauie* awept away,
several Injured... .$200.1100 railroad shop
Sre al I'rliic-on, Ind.
10- Bradley-Martin ball at New York coals
$500,000. .. .Phenomenal drop In pries of
steel rails.
1.1 Aid. O'Mnlley acquitted of murder at
Chicago. .. Heath of J. Itandnlph Tucker at
Lexington, Vs., and lien. J. O, Shelby at
Adrian, Mo.: bo'.'i noted Confederates.
14���Oreeks bombard i-auea, Island of
Crete, under Turkish rule.
15���Appeal of Jos. R. Ilnulnp. convicted of
Improper use of malls at Chicago, to Supreme
Court fall".
15- Millionaire liuesirow hanged at I'nlon.
Mo., for wife murder; Peter Schmidt and
Ham Foster hanged at Clayton. Mo....
Greeks capture Turkish fort at Crete.
17���Powers of Kurope protest against action nf Oreece.
IS���Two thousand Moslems .lain In Crete
by Oreeks. .. .Big shortage of Slate officials
discovered  In  Nebraska.
21���Cnue_ bombarded by the powers....
Baby girl al Ihe Harrisons'.
P General observation  of Washington's
birthday. ..   Floods In Ohio Valley.
2tV--Powera decide Oreece must evacuate
4���McKinley Inaugurated. .. .Six killed at
Boston by gas cxplonlou.
5--Kxtenslve Hoods lu Mississippi Valley.
and in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana....
tlreece delles the powers.
t ��� Foundering of steamer Vllle de St. Na-
salre off Carolina: 0T> Uvea lost,
t���Tremendous rainfall 111 central Slates.
10��� Six killed lu a wreck near Princeton,
12--Blizzard sweeps Ihe Northwest -$400,-
000 wholesale grocery lire at Chlengo.
IB���$1,500,000 tire at HI. Louis Flood* In
Mississippi Valley uiake thousands uf negroes homeless.
17- Fit/.aluiuiona whips Corbett at Carson
City. Nev. ...78 live* lost hy foundering of
French ateniner off Carolina.
21���Powers blockade Cretan porta to Greek
22���Cyclone kills eight and Injure* 23 ��ehool
children at Arlington, On.; family of five
killed In Henry County, Ala.
23���Heavy fall of slushy snow In Northwest.
80���Forty-live killed by a cyclone at Chandler. O. T. .
81���House   passes   Dingley tail IT bill....
Powers bombard Cretans.
6���Carter  H.  Harrison elected  Mayor of
Chicago    by   75,000   plurality Alarming
floods ln Mississippi Valley.
8���$1,000,000 Sre at Kuoxvllle, Teun; 17
people killed.
9   Snow storm In Central States.
10���Daniel W. Voorhees, former U. 8. Senator from Indiana, diet at Washington.
IB���Kbits In Indianapolis over 8-eent carfare $600,000 Are at New Orleans.
17���War between Turkey and Greece.
18���Fierce windstorm ln Chicago; $180,000
20���Desperate Agbtlng In the Levant....
First execution by electricity Ip Ohio.
28���Osman Pasha assume* command of
Turkish troop*, which have met severe reversal.
24���Turks capture Larlssa Vast floods
la Missouri and Mississippi Valleys.
26-Hundred* of families at Ottumwa,
Iowa, and Qulncy, III., homeless by floods.
27���Lied lea tlon of Oram's lomb at New
York $2,000.1100 Are a 1 Newport New*. Va.
2S���Greeks at Athens rlntoua because of
army reveraea... . FIimhI at South Outhrle,
O.  T.,  kills over 70.
20- Kalli beads new cabinet of Oreece....
Wild gale with loss nf life and vessels on
Lake Michigan.
30--Greekn win a big battle. .. .Seven negroes lynched by a mob of negroes lu Texaa.
1���Snow at Chicago.
2���$4,00O.UI0 Are nt  Pittsburg.  Pa.
4���Oue hundred die by Are lu a Parisian
7-Hrulal murder of tbe Harris family,
near Waukesha, Wis., bv Win. Pouch.
ft���Sixteen die by Are on Mallory Line
steamship i.enna. off Sandy Honk. ������ .Greece
aska intervention of psiwers.
14- Snow at Chlcagst.
15- Czar Intervenes lo s.top war In the
31���Severe   earthquake    shock    In  Cincinnati and southeast... .five of a picnic parly killed ou Long Island.
2���Spanish cabinet   resign*.
8���Two of a muli of lynchers killed at
I'rbaua, Ohio, and nine wnnuded, by milli lit
under command of Sheriff McLean.
7 -Six killed iu a wreck near Hudson, Wis.
II -$2(HJ,i��ai Are at Carllnvllle. Ill Death
of Alvan Clark, famous lens-maker, at Cambridge, Mass.
11 -Wife murderer French hangis! at
Rockford, ill.
12���Mayor Richards killed at Bunker mil.
III., by  Kdltor Medley.
18 'Attempt to kill President I'aure by a
Paris bouib-tbrower.
14   Suiehle of Barney  Barnato at ��ea.
16���Temperature of IIS In Chicago; 4(1 pros-
Ira lions.
10-17  -Northwest  suffers from awful heat.
lS-Stortu kills four children at Lincoln,
III. .. .���Cyclones In many Western localities.
'Jl Victorian Jubilee celebration cow.
inclines at London.
SM���Cyclone In Kansas kills three; hall
bombarda Xopika,
25 Lynching al Crystal Springs. Miss....
Race war nt Key West, over attempted lynching... .Cornell defeats Yale and Harvard In
college lionl race.... Four legal executions
ai St. Joseph. Mo.. Fayettevllle. W. Va..
Atlanta, lta., and Houston, Texas.
26 -.Seven killed in a wreck at Missouri
City. Mo.
20   Three  killed   lu  vrres'k  of a   christian
Endeavor train at West Chicago; 16 bun....
Five men drowned al Cblcagn while bathing
to get relief from terrlAc heat.... North west
80���All districts report many fatalities
from heat. ���
1-Contlnunnee of fearful heat. .. .Close of
Victorian Jubilee.
2-One dead and 10 prostrated by heat at
Chicago, In a temperature of 515 degrees. .. .
Cornell Boat Club defeala Columbia aud
.'I-Awful heal lu Chicago kills six and
prostrate* 40; 13 die at Cincinnati, .. .Snowstorm In-Colorado. .. .Deluge al Duluth doea
$1,000,000 damage.
4 Heat ami fatulllles continue east of Mississippi Valley; tbunderslnrm al midnight
relieve*  Chicago,  after eight   have dies!.
5 -Twenty die at Chicago from previous
exhaustion by heat, though temperature did
not oxceed T8 degrees... .Celebration claims
five deaths there, nnd scores of Injured victims H.   B,   Stone  of  Chicago   killed   at
N'onqiilii, Mass.
I!-Ten killed by cyclone al Isowry. Minn.
... ..Nine killed by boiler explosion al Harls-
vllle. Toiiii. .. .Cimi miners' strike become*
general In the Kast.
7 Continuance of extreme heat and eon-
sesiuent fatalities Senate pasae* tariff bill.
. ...Six killed ut Bay City, Mich., by street
car plunging Into nn open draw.
8 Chlengo and  Alton freight  bouse liurnsi
at Chicago; losa $380,000 Heat and death
roll Increases... .Death of Senator Harris
of Tennesses'.
10 Drop nf .15 degrees lu lemperaliire at
Chicago; change general.
12 Death of Millionaire Columbus It. I'uin-
nilngs of Clileagss.
16 .Negro lynched for assault nnd murder
ot West Point, Tenn Illinois and Indiana
eoal miners go out.
17 -News of fabulous gold finds In Alaska.
10 Tariff bill passes the House... .Suow-
storm In Chicago.
22   Logan monument  unveiled at Chicago.
2S   Four killed by explosion of naphtha on
steamer   al   Bridgeport,   Cuun $1,0011,000
grape sugar factory Are al Peoria. III.
24���.New tariff law enacted; Congress adjourns. ..  Cloudburst  st   Boston.
80���Seven killed by cyclone st San Jose.
0 Elevator Are at Chicago kill* four Are
men, hurla 20 more, aud does $600,000 damage.
S   Assassination  of   Premier   Canovas   of
IB���Orleanlet Prince Henri seriously
wounded by Italian Count of Turin In a duel
at  Paris.
18���Great boom In wheat Cold wave at
17���Snowstorm In South Dakota Wheat
touches 9Hc at Chicago.
10- Unknown man killed by farmer* near
Chicago, for assault Four killed by glucose factory explosion st Davenport, Iowa.
21���VYOeat reaches the dollar price In several cities snd occasions greet excitement.
US-Three hundred Sepoys massacred by
Afrldi* In India.
20 President of Uruguay ���asaaslnated.
iW-New* of a great tidal wave In Japan.
WI-Steamer   Portland   arrive*   al   Heattie
with Alaskan treasure.
.11 Yellow fever bresk* out at Ocean
Springs,  Miss.
2 Crops reported greatly damaged by long
continued drought.
7 Railroad collision near Kinpnria. Kan.;
several killed Lake HI. Clslr ysehl capsized, drowning six.
9-Terrible headend collision near New-
rattle, Colo., kills .'HI people and msugles
many others.
Hi Twenty two striking coal miners near
Lstlmer, Pa., *hot dead hy deputy sheriffs;
msuy others wounded.
11 Miner*' convention st Columbu* *,.(.
ties the great coal strike.
18���Tidal nave along Ilie Texas coa��t look
many Uvea and did great damsge l�� prop,
IB-Five alleged burglar* Uken from Jail
by a mob at Versailles, Ird.. and lynched.
1*-Anarchist assaults President' Hist of
Mexico; death of the assaulter at Ihe
handa of a mob.
20���Outbreak of yellow fever In New Or-
21 President Rslchfnrd of Ihe United
Mine workers declares tbs coal strike ended
28��� Nine men killed lu s bloody riot at
airard-llle, Pa....Mrs. John Becker and
Ave children slaughtered near Carroll, Iowa.
 Railway hold-up at Moorhead, Minn.
2�����$1,000,000 Are lu Washington, D. C....
Fall af Aacarraga ministry In Hpaln.
30- Resignation of the Ralll ministry In
1���Five bandits hs��id up il train In Indian
Territory Thirty persons hurt ln railway
accident at  Med ford,  Mats.
8���Death of Gen. Neat Dow.
a���Sagasta ministry assumes control ln
Spain Austin, Pa., almoat entirely destroyed by Art.
5 -Connecticut votes an educational teat
for voters.
8���Alton train held op near Kansas City,
Mo.... .Thousands of  lives lost  and   much
a erty destroyed by a typhoon In the Phll-
M  Islands... .$117,000 Are  at  Chicago
stock yards Large lire In Detroit Six
girls burned to death at Planklnton, 8. D....
Disastrous Are at Medora, III.
T���Two prisoners roasted In Opellks, Ala.,
8--Gen. Warier recalled   from   Cuba	
Death nf ax-Seaator MrPherson of New
12���Bandits rob a train near Austin. Texas Death at Detroit of ex Senator Chas.
W. Jones of Florida.
14- Four people killed In * rallwsy secl-
dent al Sllttsville. Ont.
1ft���Four persona killed and inauy Injured
by caving In of a theater roof In Cincinnati.
10���Steamer Triton sunk In Caribbean Sea
and 1511 live* lost.
17���Windsor. N. S., Are-swept and I..000
people left homeless. .. .Death of Chas. A.
Dana nf the New  York  Sun.
19���Death of Geo. M. Pullman of Chicago.
21- Jury In Luetgert murder caee In Chicago dlaagreed.
24���Twenty Uvea lost In New York Central  accident   al   Garrison*.   N.   Y Bank
wrecked at  lllalraburg.  Iowa.
27 Wabash Railroad office* lu St. Loul*
29   Henry    George,    single tax    advocate,
died of apoplexy at New  York.
1-Sale of the Union PaclAe Railroad.
2 -Thirteen Areiucn Injured by a gasoline
explosion at a Are In Philadelphia... .Election day: New York elected Vau Wyck
(Tammany) Mayor; Ohio, Pennsylvania.
Iowa and Massachusetts wenl Republican:
Maryland, .Nebraska, New York, Kentucky
and Virginia Democratic; Colorado was carried by silver men, and In South Dakota Republicans aud Democrats won over Populist*.
4 Chesapeake and Ohio train wres'k at
Charlotteavllle, Va.. lu which four people
are killed and many Injured... .Five men
badly burned by molten Iron In Milwaukee,
and two die from their Injuria*.
8-Train  robbery   near Grant*.   N.   M	
Fourteen lives lost hy tbe sinking of th*
steamer Idaho on  Lake Erie.
11 -Yellow fever quarantine declared off
In New Orleans. .. .Thieves steal $11,000 in
money and Jewelry from a Silver Oreek, N.
V.. bank.
12���$60,000 Are at Foalolis, Ohio.
13 Three Indians lynched by a mob at
Wllliamsporl,   N.  D.
17���Three people Injured In * railway
*reck near Cleveland, Ohio. .. .Panic In a
Cincinnati school caused Hie Injury of four
children... . Kuxel, Kan., sinks Into the
prairie In a  night
18 Three mineta killed In railway wreck
at Coal Bluff. Ind....Greal Are In London,
l.ngland:  loss $25,000,000.
20 Masked negro, attempting lo hold up
a Kansas City street car, shot conductor and
21- Fire ��l Melbourne. Australia. In which
$5,000,000 of mercantile property was destroyed Two motonnen killed In a collision In Baltimore, Md Fire at L* Grange,
Ohio, ln which $25,000 worth of property
was destroyed.
23 ���F. A. Novsk found guilty of murder
at Vlnlon, Iowa.
26 -Capt. Loverlng found guilty hy i-ourt
martial al Fort Sheridan. Chicago.
28 Realgnatloii of the Badeni mlnlstrv In
Austria... .Three men asphyxiated In Ihe
Grand Trunk tunnel at Port Huron. Mich.
.10-New    cabinet   formed    In   Aiiatrla	
Eleven persons killed In a railway accident
al Warsaw, Poland Martin Thorn convicted of the murder of Wm. l.uldensuppe at
New York.
1-Tlilrly-acven miners killed lu Homhiirg.
Bavaria, by explosion of Hre damp. .. .Furious rhila at Plague,  Bohemia.
4- Three men killed and sever*! person*
Injured In a collision of trolley cars near
Detroit, Mich.
6   Resignation of the Italian ministry.
0���Congress convenes In regular session at
14���Two men killed in railway cnlllelnn at
Oakland.  Oal Haytlnn cabinet  resigned.
18���New Hayllan iiilnlalrT formed.
14 Resignation    of    Chiilaii     cabinet	
Rudlnl cabinet reconstituted In Daly.
10 Three men killed In I'.. K. sV I. wreck
at Clinton,  Ind. ... Death of Alpbonse Dan-
det,   noted   French   author William   Ter-
rlsa, English actor, a salt sal i in led iu London.
.,. .Ratification   of    peace   treaty    between
Greece and Turkey New Chilian cabinet
17 Six Uvea lost III Are at Ottawa, Ont. .. .
I'lirw persons perish In an $850,000 Are at
Grand  Forks.  Dak.
18���Zero weather In Chlengo. .. .DesIh of
Hon. Washington Heslng, of Chicago.
20 Five train wrecks at Castle Rock,
Colo., two persons killed; st Pontlac, 111..
Ave persona Injured: near Uenaon, Arlr.., one
man killed: near Rlpton, Ala., four men
killed; at SI. Louis, one man killed and two
21 Suelde of Miss Leila Herbert at Washington.  I). 0 Three skaters drowned at
Tonawanda, N. Y Three skaters drowned
at Gardner.  Mass.
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Kaslo & Slocan Ry.
Trains  Run on  Pacific, Standard Time.
lining West.
8:00 a. m. l.v
8:33a. m. l.v..
��� :Ma. m. Lv..
1:111.*. I.T
111:0.1 a. in. Lt
10:18a.m. Lt.
10:!��a. in. Lt..
1li:.'�� a. in. Ar..
G, F. 4. P. A,
.ArT. 3:50 p. m.
ArT. 8:15 p. m.
.ArT. 2:16 p. m.
.Arr. 2:00 p.m.
ArT. 1:48 p. m.
ArT. 1:83 p. m,
.ArT. 1:12 p. lh
.Lt. 1:00 p.m.
.. Sonth Fork..
. Bear Lake...
. ...MeGolgan...
Cody Junction.
.gallon and Trading Co., Ltd.
Steam*r "International" on Kootenay l-ike
nnd lllvei
...TIMK (AUD     .
In effect 1st of [Jan., 18!W.   Subject to
change without notice.
Five Mile Point connection wllh'all Passenger Trains of N. s'i F. H.  Railroad to and from
Northport,   RosHland   and    Spokane.   Ticket*
Bold and baggage cheeked to nil I'nlted State*
! points.
1/eavo Kaslo for Nelson and way point*, dally
except Sunday,.,:4.'ni.m. Arrive Northport 12:li
p. in.: Roaaland, 3:40 p. m., Spokano, 6:00 p. ni.
Leave Nelson lor Kaslo and way points, dally
except Sunday, 4:48 p.m. Leaving Spokane s a.
in.; Rossland, Id .in a, in., Northport, 1:5U,p. m.
Ueneral Manager.
Kaslo. II. v., January 1. 1S9K
Spokane Falls & Northern
Nelson & Fort Sheppard
Red Mountain R'ys.
The only all rail route without
change of cars between Nelson and
Rossland and Spokane and Rossland.   s#��   J*
Tho Cheapest,  most Comfortablo   snd
direct route from Ksslo
A1I  point* in Canada and ths United
The only line running through Tourist curs to Toronto, Montreal and Boston. Through Tourist cars to St. Paul
Magnificent Sleepers and Dining Cars on All Trains.
Travel  hy  thi* lino and have your hag-
gage checked through to destination.
Daily connection from Kaslo every day
excepting Sunday, at 7:110 a. m.
For  full   information  call on or mid reus
Freight and I'hhs. agent, Kaslo, 11. 0.
���OR to���
Traveling I'shh. agent, Nelson, B. C.
District I'ass. agent, Vancouver.
Leave S: 10 am
> I !�����.,��� 10:UO am
l.��a.e 9:00 am
Nelson. .
ArrlTet:otl pm
Arrive S:iu pm
Arrlie ":4u pm
shorteat ami quickest route to the f irur
d'Alene mine.. Palouae, l-ewlstnn, Walla Welle,
liaker Cily mliiea, Portland, San Francisco,
frlpple Creek gold mine* and all polnli last
end South Only line I'aat via Salt lake ami
and Denver. Steamer ticket! lo Europe and
other foreign countries.
Leave       Spokane 'lime Schedule
Passengers for Kettle river and
Boundary creek connect at
Marcus with Stage Daily.
Inland Navigation
and Trading Co.,
l.   m
Great Mausoleum Built In Brooklyn
at a Coat of 9300,000.
John W. Mackay's "home after ils>nlJi"
ie rapidly Hearing completion. The
Mackey bomb, or mausoleum, near tlie
Ninth avenue entrance of I S-reerrwood
cemetery, Brooklyn, will a.xni he coen-
pletssd. This aitrueture, which Mr. Maekay
has erected nfter the fn ah *>n aet by eeT-
ertnl of New York's prominent men, ��4i��
built their tombs before they died, ia one
of the nohlewt hi the necropolis. The approximate  coat   will   he  $300,000.    The
Steamer Halys,
KiaT Mm. Walla Walla. Portland, sen Krani'lai'u. Maker
i Ut and the Kaat.
.   iu
Capt.   W.   J.    lias.
Muckny mausoleum ie, within, like n miniature church niulitoriiiin. No evidence*
of the reul character of the place appear.
It is lighted and heated with electricity,
nnd at least fifty perm/im could attend
mass said in its space. Yet in no wsy
ie it catacomb-like. There are twenty-
two crypts for bodies. Tbe interior is
lined throughout witli marble, with a
wainscoting of black Belgian rapped with
Goimemara green. Tbe roof is formed of
a tremendous slab of granite���tlie largest
ever quarried in this country. It came
from Maine, snd its dimensions are 22
feet square by 16 inches thick. Its weight
is fifty tons.
What's this! A dispatch from Maine
states that "this season's importation of
French sardines will be light, owing to
the smnll catch of young herring off the
Maine oooat."   Can lt be?
Does Jobbing Trade on Kootenay Lake.
For [sasvsMics-r or frtlght H-aaapo, tatlon apply
aa board.
Special axcuraloa from Kaaio to Isarde and
Angeata el north end <sf lake every Sunder at
The surveyor's chain made it
7:��.'i I.im.i, Mm. liiuir iV A lanes, ���'��*
a iu l''armin��tou. Uartleld. t'ollax, am.
llally   Pullman aud Moat-ow j Dally
Kor through tickets and lurlher luformalioa
apply lo JAN. VV Al mi.
���.null International Savluaiton and Trading
Company. Kaaio, or et 0. It & N. I'mnpauy't
office    IU ltlyerslde avenue. Spokane. Wash.
J. t ASrtlKI.I,
'     (ieneral Agent.
A Maryland man accused of kissing a
pretty girl has proved au alibi. Give him
the Unit of tbe law.
It la the moat Modern ln Equipment.
It Is the Heaviaat Railed Line.
It haa a Rock Ballaat Roadbed.
It crosses no Sand Deserts.
It waa built without Land Grant or Government Aid.
It la noted for the eourteay of lta fins-
ploy es.
It ln the Only Line Serving Meals oa th*
la Carts Plan. ���
For maps, tickets and complete Information call on or address International Navigation and Trading Company agents, K.
A B. Railway agents or
C. G. DIXON, General Agent,
Spokane, Wash.
F. I. WHITNEY, G. P. * T. A.
St. Paul, Minn
Or.... W. H.  Ill HI.HI RT.
(ieneral Passenger Agent, Portland, Ore.
The Fast Line,
Superior Service
���Through tickets lo all points in ths���
United States and Canada.
Itlreel Coanertisa  with the Spokane
rails st Northern Railway.
No. 11
..8:25p. m.
..7:00a. m.
Tickets to Japan and
China Tla Tacoma and
Northern Parltle Steamship Company. For information, time cards, maps
and tickets, apply to Agts.
ofthe Spokane Falls *
Northern and its connes-
ttons or to
r. n. GiBBS.
General Agent, Spokane.
Aast. Gen. Pass. Agt.,
Ne. SSB Morrison St.,
Portland Or.
Writs tor map ol Kootenay country. Da  MARCUS WHITMAN.
A   Seullle  Coiuiinjiy    und    n    llrltiali !
< oriiorntlon    CiimiKe    In    n    lloiiil- i
HnlldliiK     Hiii's���Sis iimslilii    < oiii-
iiiiiiIi-h I'l-s.piii'liiu for His.  Iliisli  to :
the Mew  I.old   Field*.
Tacoma, .Ian. 17.���A railroad building
nice involving the expenditure ot $16,000, ���
(IIMI, hus lieen coiniueiieeil by two wealthy
corporation!, each of which desires to own
the first  railroad in thc Yukon country.;
Knch  road   will he about  ���400 miles long.
running from Pyramid harbor, near the
head of Lynn canal, to points on Lewis
river, below Five-Finger rapid*.
The companiM buck of the railroad projects are die London Exploration Company
und the Vul:on Company, organized bul
summer by Andrew F. Burleigh, the principal stockholder! of which are Philadelphia ""(I New York men. Both corporations   huve   engineers  und   surveyors   nt
work between Pyramid harbor nml the
Lewis river. ,
The projectors of both loads figure on ;
an average cost of over $211,0110 a mile, ro
quiring un outlay of over $8,000,000 for
each road.   The equipment for each road
will   cost   nbuut  $1,000,000   more.     Both
companies have   secured rights   of way i
irom the Canadian government and ure;
now working to secure from congress ne
ecs-iiiy rights of way through 80 miles of
American territory.
Prepare for the Rush.
Sun Francisco, dan. 17.���The Pacific
Const steamship Company anticipate! n
rush of travel from Sun Francisco and
Seattle to Alaska, when Ihe northern
country opens up that will he beyond thc
ability of existing transportation companies to handle.    Thev   will  have their
three l��n steamer!, the Wulln Wnlia. Umatilla uml City of Pueblo, running lielween
here und Puget sound, nud from I'ugcl
sound north ll ""et of 14 vessels.
The   company   has   officially   potlfledj
western roads that it will not guarantee
passengers against delays at any of Ihe
polls at which ils vessels touch and that,
it cannot promise to carry pus.sono.cis on
any particular steamer, us it will be practically impossible to handle the rush without some of these objectionable features.
Curry   Ulners  to Copper Hlver.
San   Fmneiso.  Jan.   17.--The   steamer,
Alice Itlniichuid is to be withdrawn from
the Portland trade on the completion of
the next trip.   She will then go to Isiis An- j
geles   and   will   cany  miners  from   thai
point to topper river.    She will leave on !
ihe lirst voyage on February 10, and will f
be kept   iu the business during the summer.
Off for Slsiiuiin>.
San Francisco, .Jan. 17. ��� The Paclflol
Steam Whaling Company1* steamer Excelsior will get away for Dyea and Skaguay today. More freight is offered than
Uie vessel can carry and the passenger accommodations from San Francisco are almost filled. The Excelsior will stop nl
Seattle to take on passengers and freight
already contracted for.
Donn From Circle City.
Seattle. Jan.  IS.  -The steam schooner
Novo has    arrived  from    Skaguay   and
Dyea.  Alaska.      Among    her passengers
wai Hans Larsen of Circle City, who came ;
out to Dyea with a dog train by way of |
Dawson City.   He says there is plenty of
food nt Circle City.   He also confirm! previous report! that there will be no suf-1
fering nt Dawson this winter from lack of
Swallows���"They say 'one swallow-
doesn't. make a summer,' " said Sippler, us
he drained his glass nt a gulp.
"That's right, too," replied Tippler, who
spoke from experience, "but I can prove
that it takes precious few of them to
make a full."
A Missionary, He Did Not Forget to Be
a /.colons American,
To commemorate   thc massacre   of
I>r. Marcus Whitman and his wife on
Nov. 1'!), 1847, u marble shaft lias been
raised to his memory.    Tbe   site   of
the   monument   Is
at   Whitman   Mission,   just   seven
miles   from Wallu
Walla,  and   here
only    recently   tbe
remains Of the victims    were    disinterred and uow He
iiR. whitman,     m     >'B * - m H (1 e
graves on the same spot. It wns
through tbe efforts of Dr. Whitman
that that portion of our country now
comprising Oregon, Washington ami
Idaho, with portions of Wyoming "ud
Montana, was saved to the I'nlon.
Previous to the linal establishment
of the boundary line between Canada
nml the United Slates by the treaty of
1S41S. the Hudson Hay Company was In
virtual possession of that whole eoiin-
trj. lt opposed all effort! to civilize
the Indians, for the reason that civilization would interfere seriously with
their trade.
In LSIs'J four Indians came from Ore
gou to St. Louis, it journey o',' more
than 3,000 miles, for the sole purpose
ot obtaining for their people the "Book
from heaven," the white man's Bible.
The Methodist Episcopal church sent
out the Kev. .Insoii Lee and his associates in ik.,4, and in 1880 the American
Board of Commissioners for Foreign
Missions sent Ihe Kev. Samuel 1'arUer
and Dr. Marcus Willi mini to explore
the country,
On the strength of their report the
Board Commissioned them to establish
a mission among the Ne* IYrees. ami
sent two other laborer*, the Kev. K. II.
Bpaldtng and his young wife to accompany them. Mrs. Spnldlng and Mrs.
Whitman were the tirst white women
to cross the Rocky Mountains. They
reached Vancouver In September, 1830,
ha vim; journeyed by wugou all the
way and baring proved ii possible to
lake emigrant trains from the Mississippi to the Pacific const.
lu 1H4_ there were :,'__ Indian families Which, under their tuition, bad lie-
Kiin to cultivate the soil, lu September
of that year Dr. Whitman mei al a
dinner table at Walla Walla several of
the chief Officers of the Hudson Bay
Company, and heard what convinced
him thai effort was being made lo stimulate immigration from the British possessions and to raise over the whole
Territory the British Hag. Excusing
his hasty departures he rode twenty-
Bye miles lo Ills home, and before he
had leaped from his saddle announced
his purpose: "I am going to ride to
Washington, God carrying me through,
and bring out an Immigration next season which will snve this Territory to
the United States."
Within twenty-four liours ho had
started, with one companion, who.
worn out with toll and exposure, wns
obliged to remain at Bent's fort on
the Arkansas River until spring. After
suffering untold hardship, with his
ears, face nud hand frozen, Dr. Whitman reached St. Louis in February,
18411, and on March :t he arrived in
Washington, live months from the time
of starling.
ills tirst question on reaching civilisation was as to the Asliburii treaty.
He was told It bad been Concluded.
"How about Oregon?" "Left out of
the treaty." was the reply. The whole
question of the boundary west of the
Rocky mountains had been reserved
for future settlement.    Dr.  Whitman
Legal effect was given to lt by the
treaty of 1846.
The hostile Influences, however, of
the Hudson Bay Company mid others
continued to work on tbe mlntls of the
Indiana, With the result that on Nov.
_1��. 1847, he nnd his wife, wilh thirteen
other persons, were foully massacred
by the people they hud come to benefit.
Whitman College has since been founded there us a tribute to his memory.
His grave has been hitherto unmarked,
but a modest monument will henceforth Indicate the spot where sleeps
one of the benefactors of the republic.
The Story of How He Wooed bul Lost
Miss Lydiu Wndawortli.
Mrs. Lydta McMong, of Big Rapids,
Mkb., has at last consented to tell the
story of the early romantic love pnss-
age between herself and the man who
is now President of the I'nlted Stales.
Away bad; iu the days of their
blooming yOUth, when both lived In
the village of Poland. Ohio. William
wooed Mrs. McMoUg, then Miss Lydlis
Stop! Women,
And consider tbat ln addressing Mrs.
Pinkham you are confiding your private
ills to a woman���a woman whose experience in treating woman's diseases
ta greater than that of any living physician, male or female.
You can talk freely to a woman when
It ia revolting to relate your private
troubles to a man; besides, a man doe!
not understand, simply because he is a
Women suffering from any form cf
female weakness are invited to promptly
communicate with Mrs. Pinkham, at
Lynn, Mass. All letters are received, opened, read, and answered by
women only. A woman con freely
talk of her private illness to a woman.
Thus haa been established the eternal
confidence between Mrs. Pinkham and
the women of America which has never
been broken. Out of the vast volume
of experlenoe which she has to draw
from, it is more than possible that she
haa gained the very knowledge that
will help your case. She asks nothing
ta return except your good will, and
her advice has relieved thousands.
Surely any -voman, rich or poor, is very
foolish if uiie does not take advantage
���i this generous offer of assistance.
was able to give such Information as
to the value and the accessibility of
the country ns determined American
statesmen not lightly to surrender it.
Daniel Webster said to him that mountains and deserts made communication
with Oregon Impossible.
"I took a wagon over the mountains,"
replied Dr. Whitman, "and have the
wagon now." The same summer Dr.
Whitman conducted a party of nearly
000 emigrants, with 121 wagons, across
the mountains Into Oregon and practically settled the question as to which
flag should float over the vast domain.
Wadsworth.   she was  a pretty   irirl
With plenty Of admirers,  but  of them
iiil she favored but one, and thai was
William McKinley. The energetic lad
wooed like a Napoleon, bill be met Ills
Waterloo at the hands of tho old people. As soon as they discovered that
the young couple were contemplating
mui ri moiiy ihey Interfered, McKinley
was poor, and lo tbe shrewd eye of
.lohn Wadsworth lie did not appear like
a man calculated to gel on In the world,
ami for this reason he denied him the
hand of his fair daughter. The usual
result followed. Clandestine meetings
and surreptitious correspondence was
resorted tD. Whispers of a possible
elopement were wafted to the old folks'
ears. Thoy resolved upon stern measures mid the romance was al au end.
There was in Poland a young man
named McMong. who had persistently
wooed Hie fair Lydia. Her parents favored his suit and declared I lull she
must marry hlm. There was a slonny
scene ami Ihe girl vowed Ilint she
would have the man of her choice or
none, but In the end she yielded. She
married McMong. who has lieen to ber
all tlmt her parents anticipated. Today she is living in Big Rapids with her
husband ami two pretty daughters.
Their home is cozy and comfortable,
ami Ihey have the respect of the community and a substantial part in its
social life.
Viviparous Flsh.
A doubt that has troubled scientists
for yours���whether there e���ists a viviparous kind of lisli. one Hun gives birth
to Its youug in a living stale-was definitely settled in the altirmalive tho other day when tlie City Hull fountain of
the capital of Arizona Territory was
cleaned out. ln turning the water out
of the big cement basin, where a goldfish variety of Ihe carp family has long
disported Itself for the edification of
the Phoenix nurse girl aud llic Maricopa County hobo, it was found that
liiauy of tiie tish hud given birth to
progeny fully formed and ready to dart
about lu search of food at the moment
of coming Into their watery world. Others bad given birth to tiny creatures
thai were globular in shape, except
for the protruding eyes uml a nascent
tall fin, that could scarcely be seen
without a strong glass. From all evidences. It was blear that the clean-up
had been made during the breeding
season, yet there was no sign of llsh
roe or eggs. Muuy sped mens of the
strange young fish were collected, und
will be shipped to different experts,
one lot going to the Smithsonian Institution.���Phoenix (Arts.) Correspondent
St. Louis tllobe- Democrat.
Some Facta About Curds thot Are Not
According to Hoyle.
They were slttinx around the tablp.
waiting for the rest of the party to arrive, when a new mun in the game
picked Up Ihe cards mid began to
spread them before him on Ihe clolh.
"Of course," he said, in a bull' soliloquy, "you all know tbat cards were invented in 1300 to divert Ihe mind Of
Charles IV. of France, who was dreadfully in the dumps with a torpid liver,
or something of the kind, but possibly
you don't know about the ligures of the
four suits. Well, the Inventor proposed
by them to represent Ilie four stales or
classes of men in France. By llic
Caesars (hearts) are meant the Owls
de Choenr, choir men or orclosiasiles;
the nobility or military pari arc represented by the points of lances or pines,
which we, in our igi.ort.nce of tin- meaning or resemblance of the ttgur*., call
spades. The Spaniards have espados
(swords) instead of pikes. Which means
the same thing. The diamonds icar-
roattx. square stone tiles or Hie Hkt.1
designate the order of citizens, merchants and tradesmen. The Spaniards
have a coin, dineros, which answers to
It. and the Dutch call the French word
carrcaiix. stcincen, stones and diamonds, from the form. Treatei the
trefoil leaf or clover, corruptly called
clubs, alludes to farmers and country
folks generally. It is not known how
this figure came to be called clubs, unless the name was borrowed from tiie
Spanish game, wlilch lias slaves or
clubs Instead of the trefoil,
"The history of the four kings is thai
of David. Alexander. Caesar and
Charles, names which were and still
lire on French cards. These names are
those of the great monarchies of the
���lews. Greeks, Romans ami Franks under Charlemagne, By the queens are
Intended Argine. Esther, Judith and
Pallus. typical of birth, piety, fortitude
and wisdom, the QUallncatlous residing
lu each, and. I may add. most of those
necessary iu II good poker player. 1
may also explain thai Argine is an
anagram for reglnn, meaning queen by
nature. By the knaves were mount Ihc
servants to knights. Ihe old definition
of knave being servant, There are
some, however, who think thai the
knights themselves were Intended by
those curds, because llogier and Lu-
hlre, two names on French cards, were
famous knights at the tittle cards were
"Now." continued the new player.
Manning to his subject, "If you will
lake Ihc history of cards from the time
of-���" but lie was never allowed lo
linlsh, for the other members of the
party came in Ihen, und who ever
heard of a lot of poker players delaying the game for anything, historical
or otherwise'
Both the method au<l results when
Syrup of Pigs is taken: it is pleasant
uml refreshing to the taste, and acts
gently yet promptly on the Kidneys,
Liver and Bowels, cleanses the system effectually, dispels colds, headaches and fevers and cures habitual
consti|i!ition. Syrup of Figs is the
only remedy of its kind ever produced, pleasing to the taste and acceptable to the stomach, prompt in
its action and truly beneficial in its
effects, prepared only from the most
healthy and agreeable substances, its
many excellent qualities commend it
to all and have made it the most
popular remedy known.
Syrup of Pigs is for sale in 50
cent bottles by all leading drug-
ojists. Any reliable druggist who
may not have it on hand will procure it promptly for any one who
wishes to try it. Do not accept any
Mis. Harriet Shatter, wife of Brigadier
General William I!, shatter, commanding
the department of California, died at, her
Inline at Fort Miisnn Friday, after a short
Tin;   v\ i.vkss   nu.nr.oK.
Writing table accessories    in    Dresden
ware arc again very popular.
AmoiiK the discomforts of life and the
fullness thereof, reaching to every family,
there Is that which can so easily mitigate
or entirely cure, the wonder ls why we
endure and sufTer so much. From bis
pains to little aches, which ore the wear
and tear of the physical structure of man,
I here are always remedies Rood, better
and best. The choice should always be
lor tbe best as the surest and chcaiiest.
In chronic or acuta suffering with rheumatism, neuralgia, sciatica of lumbago,
or with the minor ailments of sprains
and bruises, or of soreness und Stiffness
llic efficacy of 8t. Jacob's (ill and the
fullness thereof, in so many complete and
perfect cures make lt stand out as the
In si remedy for pain. Why then should
we stand on the. order of Kolng for it and
not ko at once? In numberless cases the
aggravations of discomforts and pains und
pains are from delay. Whv should we
ry   SrlilllliiK's   Hi-si   Tee   innl   Mnldiiss   Powdee.
After being swindled hy nil oilers, send iik .mini
for unrtieiiiurs or iviuK Hiiioinun'H Treasure, tin
unI.y   renew* m'
I'UKsVlICAL co., e
uiiinly   eireiiRth.      MASON
o. llux 7(7. Philadelphia, I'll.
British Progrcee In India.
A railway to India, from Alexandria
to .\gra and Bombay ls proposed by
0. K. 1). Black, lu a paper read before
the Kuglhdi Society of Arts. The line
would be 2,400 miles long, from I'ort
Snid to Kurrachcc and would cross upper Arabia to Basra, at tbe head of the
Persian Gulf, and skirt the north shore
of the gulf and the Arabian Sea to
Kurrachee, ou the bonier of India. Mr.
Black advocates the route for political
purposes mainly, through he thinks the
revenue would be sufficient to pay a
fair interest on Its estimated cost of
Lake copper quiet at $10.85@ 10.95.
Established 1780.
celebrated for more
than a century as a
delicious, nutritious,
and flesh-forming
beverage, has our
Yellow Label
on the front of every
package,   and    our
trade-nark,"! a Hcllc
Chocolatiere,"on the
& Dorchester, Mass. 5
Among seasonable articles of popular
prices are covered steins, wilh raised lig-
uics ami German inscriptions.
We nre ns.sertini; in tiie courts our right to the
exclusive uisc ol the woisl "CASTORIA," and
" Sd'CUliK'S .ASTORIA," ns ourTrude Mark.
T, Dr. Samuel t'itcher. oftlyaniiis, Massachusetts,
was the originator of " 1'ITCIIKR'S CASTORIA,"
:he same that has lioriic ami discs m.w bear the
'uc simile signature of CHAS. Et. t-'l.lsTClIUK on
every wrapper. Thin is tlie original ' riTCIsKR'S
CASTORIA" which has lieen used in the homes
of the mothers of America for over thirty years.
I.ooU Carefully at the wrapper and see that it is
the kind yon hare attcays bought, _nd has the
ilgnsturt of CHAS. 11. FUnTHKR on the
wrapper. No one has ii.it hm ily from lue to use
my nnmt except The Centaur Company of which
ibaB. H. .Vlctchcr is President.
March 8, j8oy.        SAMUEL PITCHER, M.U,
There seems no limit to the diamond
combs, hair ornaments, sjul Jewelled si-
.grettes witli which women    now    adorn
i their heads  whenever they   doll  evening
gow ns.
Plso's Cure for Consumption has been a
I family medicine with us since 18SB. -J, K.
Madison. 2409 -i.d Ave., Chicago. Ills.
The most nl tractive decoration for Ihe
hair is a diamond ornament of hrond in-
; clination anil glittering surface.
Flexible bracelets divide favor with the
: more formul bunds uml bungles.
DAhC n'r Weeing and locatlnsj Gold or Silver
tllillil ""     '"-1   "r   '���""������I   treasures.    M.   l>.
uvvu roivi.KK. Box len.Houtbliurton.coon.
<0 Bueli
��� Lamberson
Portland. Or
The Reindeer's Warm Coat.
The skin of tie reindeer is so Impervious to tiie cold that any on]c
clothed ln such a dress, with the addl-
tlon of a blanket of the same material,
may bear tiie int wisest rigors of an
Arctic winter's night.
To  Any Reliable Man.
Marvelous appliance and one month's remedies
of rare power will be sent on trial, without onv
adihincf fsnymrnt. by tho fnrenioai company In the
world In the treatment ot men went, broken, dls-
cniiriiiind from effects of entases, worrr, overwork, &c. Happy nitirrlsire eeoured, complete ren-
toruilimor development of ull robust condition*.
The time o( thin offer Is limited. No C. O. D.
sehemei no detention j no exposure.   Addroi-s .
ERIE MEDICAL CO. ifl��Sfi8.Vf:'
Is it Wrong?
Get It Right
Eeep it Right.
Moore's Revealed Bemsjdy will do it Three
dosee will sake yon leal Setter. Oct It Irora
your druffist at say wholesale dmt hous, et
(rem Stewart A ������lata Drag Ct.. Seattle.
ill Syrup. Taites Good.' Use |
In time.   Sold by ermtglbts.
For Accidents or Sickness, for Klon-
diker, Traveler. Rancher or Family.
n. n v.
Ro. 4,  >98, i
miii in
the Week-Ore
Transfers, Certificates of improvement-Summapy
of Laws Governing Mineral
Mining Talk ol llic Week.
As will be observed by reference to
the tabic of oro shipments below, the
i'ayno, for many months, is not anions
the shippers. An accident and breakdown lo some of tlio machinery accounts for it- Work will be resumed
as usual in a few days.
Tbo Montezuma joins the shippers
this week. The mine, tram and concentrator are steadily running now
night and duy. A strike of unusual
importance is reported toduy. Particulars are not at bund.
A payment of $20,000 is to be made
to-day on tbo Little Phil at Alnswortli.
Following are Ihe ore shltuitents lor theweek
���lulliiK   .lull. M ovci the Kuslo.. rJloesn By I
mi,���. Destination. TJan*.
Ruth -  - .Pueblo and Everett 140
Whitewater Kverelt 178
l.u.kv.llm Pilot Hay 100
Last chance., Pueblo and Aurora  su
itceo      Denver     ��
Queen Hess Kaslo 15
Rambler  Tacoma  80
Eureka       Aurora is
itontetums kaslo 86
Any person over 18 yenrs oi age may hecomo
n free miner on psylng 16 to sny gold commissioner or mineral recorder andobnUnlnts osr-
titlenlc good (or one yenr.   A new certillcalc
���uav be obtained tor ont lost, by paying |i.
A free miner's certlllciile ls not Iransferablc.
Any person or com puny working n mineral
claim, held as real estate without license, may
Ih' lined %'2ii. Mines become real estate alter
crown grant has been issued.
Should co-owner fall lo pay up hts free miner's certificate Ills interest goes lo his co-owners pro rata according to their interests.
A free miner niHy cut timber on crown lands,
and kill gmiicfor his own use at all seasons.
A free miner may obtain a Hvc-ncre millsitc
upon crown lands, in the form ot n square.
A claim may be held from year Io your by doing work lo Ilie value of one hundred dollars.
Two claims in each mining division not on
the same vein or lode, muy be held, mid more
than one on the same vein If held hy purchase.
Lode* discovered in tunnels may he held if
recorded in fifteen days from discovery.
A free miner may on payment of IflOD, in lieu
nf expenditure on claim, Obtain a crown grunt.
Any miner may, tit the discretion of coiiiinis-
lioneT,obtsin Water right for a term of '20 years.
No transfer of mineral claim or interest Is enforceable nol In writing, signed and recorded.
No miner ahull suffer from any net of omission or commission on the purl of nlllcials.
No claim shall be open to location during last
Illness of holder, nor within 12 months alter his
tleiUh, unless by permission of gold oommls'n'r,
A mineral claim must he recorded  within 11
days niter location, if within 10 miles of office
of recorder.   One additional duy is allowed for
every additional lu miles or fraction thereof.
Work on each claim to Ihe value of ��KK1 must
be done each year from date of record of mineral chiim,   Allldavlt liiiule  bv  Ihe  holder, or
his agent, selling out a detailed statement ot
Ihe work done, iniisl be filed with the gold commissioner or mining recorder, snd b aerttftoste
of work obtained and recorded, before the expiration of each year from the dtite of rtoord Of
���aid claim. A free miner holding adjoining
claims, may, subject to filing notice of liisin-
leiilion with Ilie gold eiiiniaissloner or mining
recorder, perform on any one or atoreof such
claims, all Ihe work required to entitle hlm t"
a certificate of work foresail claim. The same
provision applies to two or more free miners
holding adjoining claims in partnership. In
lieu of above work the miner must psy .Jlnu
nnd gel receipt nnd record el same.
The mining laws of Ilrilish Columbia are designed toaftord the inmost protection to miners, and also lo afford every encouragement to
proipeetori to open up and locate ininenii
properties. The prospector who has found mineral In place, must mink his claim by two legal
posts, each four Inohes square and not less iinui
-1 feel's hove ground, and are lu be Nos. 1 nnd 2.
A legal post marked "discovery post" must
be placed on the lode where ii was discovered.
On No. 1. post must be written:
I. Initial DOIt.   '2. Name of claim.   II. Name
ofioi'Hior. 4. hate of ihc lni'iitioii. 6. Approximate bearing of No. ���_��� post. 0. Length and
breadth ot claim. 7. Number of feet to the
right and left nf locution line.
On No. 3 post must be wrltleii:
1. Name ol claim. W. Name ol locator, B. Dale
of location.. The line of No. 1 lo No. 2 must lie
marked bv biasing trees or planting posts.
Loostlonl made on Bunday or public holidays
are not for that reason Invalid.
Tolal Ions
New York. Jan. 21.   Silver, .W.ic.
-   ._)���
Hull; lookers' price, ��:i.'iO;  exchange,
Following Is a table of the leading stocked
'Hilling oompanlM of Uie Kloi-au and Ainsworth
mining divisions: 	
Coin panics.
No. of
Payne ! 1 .ooo.tssii
slocan Hiar  l.Otai.OOO-
Kuth       UO.00.
| I l.iasi.iKXil
NobleKive I UMi.'m
Washington ! IJHKUlOu
Rambler-cariboo , l.uou.ooo
Siirpdso I K.VM0
Qoodenough I sun.uui
Great Western  sao.uooi
.lacksoii(Nortli'nllcll) l.issi.uoo
American Hoy  l.iKHi.otlo!
Kaslo-Montezuinn.... l,:i'.i,(KKi
liardanelles | 1W��>"|
W Icrful	
fits Keverne  .
I.iindiiu Hill
Him I. Iiianioud.
Kl len 	
1 ,t*K),��SKI|
1.IS. 1.1 UK I.
I   .-.MI.IHI,.
II l��'
I nn
IJ in
��� l.i
(No stock mi the market,
Of the foregoing, (he lollowlng have paid dlv
Idcnds as follows: 	
Payne.            * 700,0001 Nobis rive...
sloean star , . 4uo,ooo Goodenough..
Kuth aoo.lKKi Washington.
Heen           207,'sou Jackson	
Kainbler-Cail..      IQ.IKKI Surprise	
Hcsides the foregoing, oilier mines, linstock
td, have paid dividends as follows:
Idaho * 7." f 240,000|._ut Cbsnoe.
Whitewater...    i24.ooo .vniolne	
Slocan How, ..      2...IKKJ.Monitor   .   .
Kollowing Is a comnaratlV! slateinenl of ore
ilpiH'd from ptttsollheSlociin and Alnswortli
...Inliig districts, passing through the eiistum
Iioiimc at Kaslo lo foreign smelters for Ihe five
recorded months of 1MB, all of 1WK1 andl8i��7:
IHJC, (.1 months)..
IS90 (12 months).
UW(12 months).
Dross Weight
ol Ore In Cbs.
(Iross Value of
Ore In Dollars
t   111,-. 11
I III.in.
(Where no consideration is mentioned the
nominal sum of 11 Is understood.!
Jan. 17.   Canadian thief In Jackson Hash:
Chas. Ilehrman. K. ('. Ward and Krank  Kortln
In W. J. Adams.'..
Jan. IS.-Jennie, No. .1 and Lake View In Hoi
Springs camp   K. I,. Klleh lo I'hss.   S. Alliiicn.
Jan. 111. Comstock and Krlc on l^iig creek~
VV. W11II011 and K. A. McNaughtoli to J. A.
it y an 1'..
Florence I,, on south fork of Kaslo creek- F.
pyinan lo Alfred Hill, !.��� . _     .       _   ,
Hidden Secret and laigal Tender II. I.. end
C, A. Sawyer to Craw ford  Creak Mining Cora-
Black Fox, Daisy and California-Notice ol
dismissal by supremo court of aetlon affecting
Hutt claims,
Surprise fraction ami Cumberland���Jacob
cbrlslcnson to J. P. Miller, lj, |140.
Same���J. P. Miller to J. O. Johnson, !i, I7.V
Jan. 20.���Falrplay 011 Sclirocder crocs���(I. 0.
Marsh to F. J. Hill, %.
Charlotte on Woodbury creek���W. 8. Thompson to Jos. K. Otis, Jr., slid Robt, (leorge, J_.
Antelope on Glacier creek���J. A. Mcl'hail to
1>. McPhail.
Jan. 17.���White Slave, on Scbroeder creek, by
W. F. Traves.
Jan. 19.���Louise Fraction, near same, by K. C.
Jan. 20.���Jenny, on Woodbury creek, by Alfred Hrilc.
Elslo fraction and Alpha fraction, nr Whitewater mine, by W. E. Mann, under 3 months
prospecting permit under Sec. 24, A, Mining
Act, amended 1897.
JBn. 18.���Monitor No. 2 by 8. P. Tuck.
Jan. 18.���Lorne by John McNeill.
Robin by J. F. Wilson.
Bonitu snd Good Luck by F, L. Fitch,
14.11 .1)1 A  I OKKI .sI'IIMII .NCI I,
Items of Interest I rum the New Town Hi
Clout River Landing.
Kalama, 11. C, Jan. lll.���ln tho short
space of one week, Kulumtt uhows u
grout Improvement, nnd at ihe present
rate of construction it will only be a
short time until it will bo quite a town.
The two hotels which aro already "un-
ning��� tbo Anderson and tho Kalama���
cannot accommodate the heavy travel.
The steamer Nelson last Friday night
brought in a construction crew of 200
mon who have prone to work on the
now road.
Wright.. Co. have put in a binull
water system for their bath Iioubo and
will extend it to the different buildings.
Norman Mcintosh is water commissioner.
A teamster by tbo name of Burns,
employed by the Porter Hros., was
thrown from a loaded wagon lust Saturday and sustained what Is thought to
be serious injuries. Ho was taken 1.0
the hospital at Nelson.
Whllo blasting rock at DoWolsh's
camp lust week a pieco fell through
tho roof of a blacksmith shop, striking
tho smithy. Ho was taken to the Nelson hospital whore ho diod of his injuries.
Mr. T. Love is erecting a hotel 24x50
feot which will contain ID hod rooms. It
is also reported thut the inimitable
Capt. Wcscott is about to erect a hotel.
The captain will no doubt muke a genial and accommodating host. We wish
him success In his venture.
.Mrs. Mlddloton, nnd children, arrived here Monday morning, and will
assist bur husband in the new hotel he
has just finished. This Is the second
family to take up their residence tn the
now town. Mrs. Anderson of the Anderson bouse preceded her ubout one
Notwithstanding the fact that all
property holders hero are squatters,
the buildings are being built in line as
nearly as possible, and streets are being formed, It Is a common occurrenco
to see a group of squatters in heated
arguments over the prim' ownership of
certain pieces of ground. There has
not yot been any trouble In this respect, as there is plenty for all; but unless something ls done shortly in tho
way of surveying a townslte it is liable
to cause considerable litigation.
The steamer Halys has made two
trips this week with passengers and
Reply to l.t.-Col. Deniion'a Arraignment
of "Poor, Weak Britain."
Editor B. C. News:���Canada's lire-
eating soldier, Lt.-Col. Denison of Toronto, recently used up over four columns of the Saturday (Hobo ip his effort to prove England's weakness, Af
ter speaking of his tour through Eng-
land.the exhibition of loyalty displayed
at the Jubilee Celebration, this gallant
warrior laments tho free trade policy of
Britain. Though no utatosraan, he
glibly proceeds to discuss such questions as trade relatione, agricultural Interests and the evils of living in a manufacturing country and slavishly attempting to supply tbe world's needs.
Ho is slightly at home whon talking
of war probabilities aud the command
of the sea, but loses himself in talking
of food supplies and a hand-to-mouth
system of feeding. Ho mournfully
clones with tho picture of Britain in
deadly combat with Russia and the
United States. While Britain is keeping tlio Russians out of India, Canada
is manfully holding back tho United
States troops, but is finally forced to
accept peaco because Britons are starving for the food supplies which the
United States and Russia control.
Now, for his figures on trado, ln 18711
the balance of trade against Great
Britain wns ��110,122,(160, and in 1800 It
reached ��201,885,120. This ls set down
as a loss. But tho soldier forgets that
t li Ih Increased balttnce is duo to the increased interest on Britain's money investments abroad, and also for hor carrying trade and other works.
As for tho agricultural Interests and
tho "line typo of yeoman'' noccssary
for the British army, can Lt.-Col. Denison not soo that Kngland's "farms arc
not. largo enough for her food supply,
and that Britons lind richer, fairer
gardens, farms and pasture ranches in
the colonies���lands that for lessor labor
will produce more food which can be
placed ln British markets at a lighter
cost than tho "home farmers" can?
And it is abroad that Britain's "yeomen" are, but thoy will alwuys be
ready to answer to danger's call.
Though still "British to the core,"
they yot love the land of their adoption
and will strive lor its upbuilding, until
such time as Britain shall recognize,
that her sons abroad aro just as important to the welfare of tho empire as
those at home.
As for war with the United States
and Ilussia wc need have no fear. Tho
Intense hostility our gallant soldier
sees from the United States must surely be the ill-conoouled amiiMoment with
wlilch they view his glorious military
pomp and prldo. The United States
does not want Cunada If it must lie pin-
chased by war, which would eoBt more
than Canada is worth. And Russia
could not take India, or taking It
could not hold it, as that despot's rule
would ill compare with the gracious
rule of Victoria. As for holding full
command of tlie seas with s500 or 700
ships, thoro is no need for that. A
short, safe passage for food supplies is
all that is needed.
Speaking of tho food question Is
simply a waste of time, for it has boon
threshed out scores of tlmos. When
Kngland roaches the deplorable state
our soldier pictures for her, she may
change her lawns and parks again Into
llclds of waving grain.
As for Russia and the United States
withholding food supplies by a peaceful embargo, tho gallant colonel should
remember that oven now Russia is
shipping no wheat abroad, und that
the United States will soon havo no
surplus supplies; also, that Canada's
prairies, Capo Colony's hills and tablelands and Australia's immense pasture
fields will be a source of food supply
for mauy years to come. The United
States and Kurope combined could no
more starve the British Empire by
peaceful means than all the outsido
world could hy tho samo means starve
out such a land as the United States.
This hardy soldier closes with the
words: "We have tho right to ask tl.o
ICnglish people in provide against this
disaster (famine), either by granaries,
bounties, preferential tariffs, or In any
other way, and this as a war measure of
defense. ' What pi'osuinptionl And
after all eminent British statesmen
have dismissed tho question In all Its
bearings. Whon we have imperial federation will be time enough to make
such demands. In the meanwhile each
man to bis calling, and each nation to
that persutt which is the purpose of its
destiny. The development and upbuilding of Canada is our aim, and that
by all the peaceful means we know of.
If war eiimes and Old England is in
danger, all men of British blood and
descent, will be ready to rally to the
support of the land we all call "home."
12 pictures in tho book, "Canada from
Ocean to Ocean," ho said.
"Of a number of advertising schemes
from abroad that Kaslo has triad, I
have yet to hear of a single dollar of
returns from any of it. Kaslo's local
papers are first class advertisements
for It. Let the city council subscribe
for 100 copies of each and order one
sent to each of tho principal free reading rooms of Canada and the United
Statos, and this will do more to direct
public attention this way than ull the
other schomes combined. Such a plan
would also have the double ad vantage
of being loss expensive and keeping
tlie money at home."
Notes of thc Match With Nelson-
Kossland Team Coming.
Local Ixtni I'rovlii, Ini   Cninpnnlea Complying With tho Laws.
The following extra provincial companies of local notediavo recently registered, according to the British Columbia Gazette:
The Briggs-l'hillips Mining company, capital stock, 1600,000. Robin-
sou P. Briggs, superintendent of tho
company's mine on tho south fork of
thc Kaslo, is the attornoy for tho company.
The Klng.Solomon Consolidated Mining company. Tho capital stock ofthe
eompany is $1,000,000. Tbe head ollice
of the company in the province is at
Ainsworth, and the attorney is Lem B.
Luther, minor, samo address. Tho
head olllce in the United States Is in
Klkhorn Silvor Mining company, Ltd.
of Spokane, head olllce for British Columbia ut Kaslo. l'lireoll Mining Corporation, Ltd., of Spokano, head ofllcc
for British Columbia at Sandon.
The St. Keverne Mining company
capital stoek $1,000,000. Thu head
olllce In tho province ls at the city of
Sandon, and (ioorgc Kydd, bank manager, of tho same address, Is attornoy.
The head ollice lu tho United States is
at Spokane.
The Sloean Liberty Hill Mining company, enpit.il stock i$l,250,0OO. The
head ollleo In the province ls at Liberty Hill cabin, south fork Kaslo creek,
andJ.W. Farquar superintendent of
the company's mine, same address, Is
tho attornoy. Tho head office In the
United States Is at Spokane.
The Trust Mining company, capital
Stock $50,000, ami the head olllce Is at
Liberty Hill cabin, south fork Karlo
crock, and ,1. W. Fartitiar, superintendent of tho company's mino, Is the attorney. Tho head office of the company in tho United States is at Spo-
What Government Agent Keen Says re
City Advertising.
In a conversation with Government
Agent John Keen, yesterday, regarding tbe advisability of the city's acceptance of the proposition to pay WOO for
Last Saturday night's hockey match
at the local rink was given to Nelson
by a score of five to four. The first
half of the match was won by Kaslo,
throe to nothing. Aftor tbat two of
tbo heavy forwards of the Nolson lay
and played off side through the second
half, without being called to order by
Robert Carloy of Nelson, the referee.
By undue advantages thus gained
the score was changed so that both
teams wore oven���four each���at the
end of tho second half. Another short
round ended It in favor of Nelson.
It Is not charged against the reforco
that he permitted foul play from a dishonest motive. He did not seem to understand tho game well onougli to know
when any Irregular work wus being
done. Even with this disadvantage
against the Kaslo team, if <it had acted
entirely on tho defensive and playod a
waiting game-in the second half and
had not been so desirous of sending the
puck through tho goal some more, It
would have doubtless won. Tho Nelson team was composed of George
Nunn, captain, and Messrs. Rutherford, Banning, Smith, Thompson, Bun-
can, and Harrington. The Kaslu team
comprised S. Frost, captain, and
Messrs. Dili, Hunter, Young, Borra-
dailc, Bureholl and Kane.
Tho Kossland hockey team is re|ior-
tcd to bo planning a tour this way and
if the dates planned aro observed it will
play Sandon next Thursday might,
Kaslo noxt Friday night und Nelson the next Saturday night. A
whole burrelfiil of fun is expected to lie
opened at the Kaslo rink to-morrow
night when the Kaslo hotel team is
slated to meet the local bankers. Both
sides liuvu gore In their eyes and a terrific oncountor Is looked for. The
line up will lie as follows:
Borradaile Goal Young
Gerrard Point Bureholl
Hill O Point Montgomery
Fu teller Forwards Dovereux
Allison        "        Sherwood
Leslie        "        ,... Arnold
Irwin        "       Boss
ltd iiriii'il Prospector Prom Bonora Says
the Placers me Worked Out.
Charles J, Froese of Spokane who
recently returned from a tour of Inspection of tho placers of tho Yoqui
rivor ln Sonora, Moxioo determine
their value for mining.
"The placers on that river have beon
practically worked out. They have
been workod for ages. Shafts havo
been sunk in places as deep as 20 feot.
At a point 300 miles up from the mouth
of the river there are 40 old abandoned
arastras, built no one knows when,
relics of the Spanish occupation, showing tho plaeorsof the rlvors wore workod ages ago. The rlver.lt may be stated by the way, Is the only one tn thu
state that carries its water to the gulf.
All tho others have their waters absorbed by the porous soil. before thu
salt water Is reached.
"In Sonora aro hundreds of old abandoned mining properties, worked out
sometimes and other times still good,
if equipped with tho proper kind of
machinery. In the Altar mining district thero are u dozen mines ln operation now. They are taking out from
_."i to ftO cents a day a man. The laborers are Yaqul Indians, who aro hired
cheap, so a small profit 'Is mado on
them. The La Colorado and the .Minn
Prlotas mines are splendid producing
"The country.wlthout water.ls a perfect desert but wltb water ls a paradise. Fruits of all the tropical varieties are gmwn ln great abundance."
Kuslo sV  l.i., sl.s Duncan Ity.
President Munn of the K. .v. S. road
has boon in town this week looking aftor tho interests of bis other projected
railway, the Kaslo ft Lardo-Duncan.
Ho ls ut Duncan City now, but will return tomorrow. Tbo recent survey of
(engineer Stoess and party, occupying
two weeks, gives a very good alternating route, tt Is understood, up the weBt
side of the rivor.
ll.. 8.)
Heal Estate Movements.
Messrs. C. H. Evans and Chas. Caldwell report the sale of the lot and building of Neeland to Gibbon on Front
street to ,T. Turner for $2,800.
They also report offers for properties
on Fourth street of $6,400. Ail of these
are cash transactions.
Offices or Cottage* for Bent or Sale.
Turner & Brydon, Builders, on Front
stroet,have a good business office, hard
finished cottages,or unfurnished rooms,
centrally located.for rent or sale. They
will also build to order. See them at
their office In the News building. Front
st., Kaslo, B. 0.
VICTORIA, by the (Irace of (.od, of the L'nlUd
SiWS1* ,"', "V'"1  I,,r1!141"  Kl"1  '���""lind,
��� JI'EKN,   iAiIender ol the   Faith, .lie   io
sic. '
To Our Fultlitul tlic.Mciiiliers eleeieil ti, serve In
tlio Is'Klslsllve Assiciiililv oi Oar Province
01 British Columbia, at Our Olty ol victo.
rla-UKKKTI.NU. ' l
A. II. SMITH.        1
Deputy Altiiriicy-iiciieriil  j
WHKKK.ls, Weine iiciroiis and resolved as
soon as may lie.lo mod Our psopM ol Our Province of nrlllKli Columbia, nml lo have their ad-
vico In Our LcKlslature;
NOW KNOW VK. that tor divers causes and
considerations, and takliiK into consldeiatloii
Ihe case and convenience ol Dor lovlna suh.
toots, We have thounht III, hy mid with the advice of our hxcciitlvc Council of the Province
of lirltlsh Coliimlilii, io herehy convoke, snd bv
lliese presents enjoin you and csch of you,thai
on Ihursilsy, the Tenth day ol the month ���f
s-ebruary, one thousand diili! hundred and
nlnely-elghl, you meet I's In our Legislature
or Parliament of Our snid Province st Our Cltv
of Victoria, FOK THK DISPATCH OF lll'sf-
NKHH,  to treut, do,  act, slid conclude
those thlnas which in Oar  l/iglsiatimf of The
Province ol llrlllsh Columbia by
if Ihe
he Common
Council o( Out said Province msy, by   the   fa
voiirofdml.boorilHliic.!. "
these Our letters lo be made Patent, and
ilieiireut Seal oi il��� said Province to he
lioroualoatil-cil: WITNKSs. ihe Honourable THOMAS It. McINNKi, Lleuieiiani
(loyernnrofOur said Province of llrlllsh
Columbia, In Our City of Victoria, in Our
said Province, this Iblrtlolh day of December, n the year of Our I,ord one thousand
eight hundred and ninety-seven, and In
the sixty-first year of Our Reign,
By command.
Provincial Secretary.
A Court ol Revision and Appeal tinder the
Assessment Act 1SS8 ami Its amending aets.wlll
he held at the Court House, Nelson, B. C, on
Monday, tho ��th day of January, 18W, at 10
o'clock In the forenoon.
Judge of the Court of Revision and Appeal,
Msliwn, B. C, 117th Bsoombsr, 1897.


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