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IN THK  B. C. NEWS.      '    }
NO. 5.
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Its Pi'ogress Westward Through the
Descriptions of the Camps���New Towns Springing Up���A Succession of Hives
of Industry.
In a recent issue of the Winnipeg
Free Press, Superintendent M. J. Ha-
ney talks of the progress of the Crow's
Nest railway as follows:
"The grading is completed to a point
live miles beyond the summit,
or a total stretch of 110 miles from
Loth bridge. It is, however, from the
point where the grading of the Crow's
Nest railway now ends to the foot of
Kootenay lake, a distance of 180 miles,
where the greatest efforts of the company are now being made. Distributed all along these 180 miles no less
than 4,000 men are at work, and this
little array of construction will be kept
up to itsS fnll strength all through the
winter months. The cost of feeding
this army of construction will reach
from $45,000 to $,50,000 per month. They
are paid $1.50 a day, although the
bridge builders and others earn a
higher figure. We ex nee t to reach
Kootenay lake by October next. This
will bring the railway within fifty
miles of Kaslo and Nelson, and the
.vater Is deep enough to float ocean
���steamships between these points. The
rails to the summit are 50 lbs., while
those used beyond will be 73 lbs., and
the whole road bed and bridges are being constructed to resist the heaviest
engines and traffic. Tbe coal deposits
of the Pass, which begin west of the
summit and extend along the. line a distance of forty miles, are already' being
What the Camps Are Like.
Actual construction between Fort
Steele .1 miction and Goat River Landing has only fairly commenced. At
the tunnel, near Moyle City, a few men
are working at the approach and at
Welsh's camp, about 5 miles from the
western terminus, a little station work
has been done. The camps are strung
along this whole distance, one every 2
to 5 miles. The men are busy erecting
suitable winter quarters and clearing
right of way. A typical camp consists
of a cook house and dining room, bunk
bouse, blacksmith shop, stable, commissary,.and contractors and assistant's quarters. Ail these buildings
have a substantial and comfortable appearance, being built of hewn logs, the
crevices filled up with concrete.
The system of freighting is worthy of
mention. To get the supplies into the
various camps is a big undertaking, as
4,000 men and one-fifth as many horses
consume an immense quantity of provisions. For freighting purposes the
distance has been divided into two divisions, with Wardner as the central
point. The western division ls supplied
from headquarters on Goat river, and
tbe.eastern division from tbe Maoleod
headquarters. Porter Bros, have the
contract for freighting from tho west,
and Strevel & Buchanan from the east.
There are now over 200 teams engaged in freighting and tbe demand ls not supplied. This number
will need to be doubled as most of the
supplies for the spring and summer
must be freighted in during the next
two months, before the road breaks up.
For several weeks after the snow begins to thaw the tote road will be almost impassable and freighting operations will be suspended. To facilitate
freighting operations the company has
erected large ware-houses at 40-mile
distances from the end of track laying
to Goat River Landing, which will be
filled with supplies, and the different
contractors can obtain what they want
from these distributing points.
.. Several towns are springing up along
ths line of tbe new railway, principal
among whloh are the western terminus, which connects with Kaslo and
Nelson and the West Kootenay by
steamttgat; Hoyia City and Swansea,
which are situated on Moyle Mm, and
near which is the St. Eugene mine and
several other valuable and promising
mining properties; Cranbrook, the
market for 25,000 acres of farming land
and a possible C. P. R. divisional
point; Wardner, the preuent center of
activities; and Coal Creek, which is
situated in the centre of the coal raining district.
The Great Company   Buys Mr. Heinze's
Railway nml Trail Smelter.
Montreal, Jan. 28.���The negotiations
for the purchase by the Canadian Pacific railway Jcompany of the Heinze
railways from Robson to Trail and
from Trail to Rossland, and also of the
Trail smelter have been practically
concluded. Mr. Heinze has been In
the city for two days conferring witli
Sir William Van Home and as a result
of their meeting it is understood that
tho Canadian Pacific will take possession at once. This gives the C. P. R.
control of the traffic of Southorn British Columbia. The price is not mentioned but it is understood to 'be somewhere between the company's previous offer of $800,000 and Mr. Heinze's
price of $1,300,000.
W. H. Aldridge of Montreal is to
manage ths Trail smeter. He is a
smelter man of large experience. He
says that the policy of the Canadian
Pacific railroad will be to foster the
mining industry, looking for profits for
the road In Increased traffic which will
naturally follow the prosperity of the
raining camps. To this end rates will
be cut down to the lowest possible
point, all question of profits being eliminated. Freight rates are also to be
hold out to tho mining companies to
patronize the Trail smelter rather
than to ship their ores across the line
to American works.
Nine   License* Granted by Government;
Six to Vancouver Men*
Despatches from Ottawa dated January 27th, states that out of the largo
number of tenders for timber lands in
the Yukon district,only nine have been
accepted. Of the successful tenderers
six are Vancouver people. Sir Charles
Tupper on behalf of tho Klondike Trading and Transportation Co., and Col.
Domville, M. P., on behalf of his Yukon company, were also among the
successful tenderers. The others are:
A. S. Cross, Hootalinqua river; Capt.
A, McLean, Lake Marsh; E. Vachon,
Lewis and Pelly rlvors; G. S. McCon-
nel, Hootalinqua river; J. L. Johnson,
Lake Lebarge; J. R. Perry, Victoria,
Lake Nares; and A. S. Kerry, Lako
Bennett. The tenderers pay an average of $1,000 bonus for five miles. Each
award ls for live miles In addition to
whioh a stumpage fee of $2 per thousand feet has to be paid. Tho license to
cut timber is for one year. Each licensee must erect a sawmill before
September 1st.
Rumor From Chicago That the C. P. R.
President ll Out.
A recent issue of the Chicago Tribune suys:
"From the best information lt is
learned that tho next annual meeting
or tbe Canadian Pacific. Sir William
Van Home will resign the presidency
of the road. The fact that the annual
passes for 1808 and stationery for this
year do not contain the name "Sir
William C. Van Home, president," is
pointed to as an indication that he
means to step down and out. Sir William is not to. retire from tho service
of the Canadian Pacific entirely but to
be elected chairman of the board Of
Crow's Nest Coal.
Hamilton Byers has returned from a
trip to Fort Steele by cutter from Armstrong's Landing and brought back
with him a sample of the Crow's Nest
coal that is now quite common in .Bast
Kootenay and that will be in West
Kootenay by fall. The sample is on
exhibition in Mr. Byers' show window
and is good ocular demonstration of
the nearness of the Crow's Nest railway. Mr. Byerj followed the "tote-"
road on his tour and reports great activity all along the line.
The K. & S. Co. Discards the Name
"Kataia."--New Town Booms.
Paymaster Stevens Distribute $60,000
the Line-Town Lots to be oo the
Market Soon.
The Kaslo & Slocan Land company
last Wednesday decided to oall tho new
town at the south ond of the lake, Kus-
konook. It is an Indian name signifying, "End of the Lake." The surveyors are at work platting the townsite.
It is expected that the streets will be
well defined within a week and the lots
put on tbe market within a week more.
Capt. W. J. Kane of the Halys returned Wednesday evening from his
late trip. He returns again with
passengers and freight to-morrow
morning, He brought up with him L.
H. Harris, a member of tho mounted
police, being one of a body guard of
two who have just escorted Paymaster
Stevens of the C. P. R. over the route
from Fort McLeod to Kuskonook. Mr.
Stevens paid out over $80,000 this trip.
Mr. Stevens went on to Nelson and Mr.
Han-is came over to Kaslo to see the
Notwithstanding the fact that the
surveys are not complete, building continues briskly, the surveyors permitting it under certain conditions. A
notice on theirdoor reads: "For building permits apply at .this office." Six
new buildings are under way within
the post week. i
Kasloltes at Kuskonook.
D. C. Carr, formerly of the Butte
hotel here, has removed to Kuskonook.
Lot Willey and Jack Allen are putting up a two story hotel next to the
Anderson house.
Archie Grant and Wm. Sanders are
there seeking a business opening.
Gould & Doty have thoir new build
ing nearly completed.
G. O. Buchanan is taking a horseback
trip ovor the route eastward from
Capt. Kane says that the Halys had
to break ice for tbe last two miles bo-
fore reaching Kuskonook this trip, owing to an unusual cold snap in that
Contract Awarded to Oau Mann and Wm.
MacKenxle of Toronto.
Victoria, Jan. 29.���The Glenora and
Teslin lake railway contract has been
awarded to Wm. Mackenzie and Dan
Mann of Toronto. No cash subsidy will
be granted, but 25,000 acres per mile of
mineral lands will be given instead. It
Is also provided tbat each alternate
block shall be reserved for the government. A royalty of 1 per cent will be
laid on all preclpus metals produced
from tho lands alienated to the company.
The lands arc to be selected from the
Northwest Terri'corles, west of the
MaoKenzle river and north of the SOlb
parallel of latitude. For five years
from the last of September, 1807; no
railway will be authorized from Lynn
canal or any point mear the international boundry between Canada and
Alaska Into the Yukon country.
Vancouver, Feb. 1.���D. D. Mann of
MoKenzie & Mann, who have been
awarded contracts by the Dominion
government for the construction of a
railway from Sticklne river to Teslin
lake, arriving here today from Mon
treal. Mann says a part of the plant
to be used in the construction of the
road will arrive this week atsd work
will be Btarted immediately. A sleigh
road will be built up the Stickine and
permanent camps or road houses will
be established every 25 miles. By the
time navigation opens on the river, it
is expected that some twenty miles of
railway will be graded and ready for
the rails.
According to the contract the road
has to be built by September 1 and if
completed on time will be one of the
fastest pieces of railway building ever
done. McKenzie & Mann will also
operate steamers both on the Stickine
river and from Teslin lake to Dawson
City. About 1000 men will be put to
work at the start arid this summer will
be increased to 4000 as soon as navigation opens. Major Steele of tho Northwest mounted police arrived here today and will leave shortly for the Yukon with another detachment.
I.IhI of the Prl.e Winners ut Wednesday
Night's Masquerade.
The second skatiny carnival of the
season was held in the rink last Wednesday night add was largely attended
both by masquers and spectators.
The band was on hand and Budd
Squire acted as master of ceremonies.
The list of masquers was varied and
included besides tbe prize winners
mentioned below, two stately sisters of
charity, suspiciously broad and tal',
two up to date cowboys, a pair of parti-colored harlequins and a wonderfully gotten up Kickapoo Indian bravo
with feathers and tomahawk.
Prizes of articles of use and ornament, donated by various business
houses were awarded as follows: Best
costumed lady, Miss McLeod, as a
Swiss peasant; best costumed gentleman, Archie Morris as a Roman
soldier; best sustained iady character,
Miss Carney as a school girl; best sustained gentleman character, Dave
Young, as a new woman, bloomers and
all; best girl skater under 16, Berrl
Doty as "Snowflake"; best boy skater
under 16, Fred Green as "Hard Times"
a grizzled prospector.
The keg race,an innovation in Kaslo,
was much enjoyed by all and was won
in the fourth round by E. J. Scovell,
from a dozen contestants. Several
curling games took place in the side
rinks during theciw-nival.
Slocan Star  Force  Reduced   to   Arrange
For Future Possible Sale.
Says last Saturday's Sandon Pay
streak: "About 60 men were laid oil
at the Slocan Star this week, and the
mill has been closed temporarily
There is plenty of ore in sight, but it
has been deemed advisable to open it
up in more advantageous shape in or
der that it may be gotten out more
cheaply and in larger quantities
Most of the men laid off took the first
train out for the coast, heading for
Klondike. It is reported that experts
have examined the mine and made a
report yesterday to their company. A
sale would mean an extensive plan of
development in the near future. Tho
mine was never looking more favorable than it is at thu present time."
In a conversation with a News representative at the Kaslo last Wednesday
evening, Bruce White, manager of tho
Star confirmed the foregoing, except
that he did not care to talk about th
prospective sale.
Time   From Dyea to   Lake   Llndeman Is
Now One Day.
Tacoma, Wash., Jan. 30.���Hugh C.
Wallace, president of the Chilkoot
Railroad & Transportation Co., has
been advised of the completion of the
company's aerial tramway over Chilkoot pass, in Alaska.
The company's system is a railroad
from Dyea to Canyon City, thence a
system of aerial tramways over Chilkoot pass to Lake Llndeman. This
marks a new era for Klondike travel.
The time between tidewater and thv,
headwaters of the Yukon river is shortened from a month to one day, besides
removing peril and hardship. The
oompany made a contract last night
with the Canadian government, at 15
cents per pound, for transportation of
all its freight for the mounted police
from Dyea to Lake Llndeman.
Salvation   Army Special  Services.
Adjutant J. W. Hay of Spokano. will
conduct the Salvation army meetings
here, on Tuesday and Wednesday next.
On Wednesday evening a graphaphone
service will he given at which music,
songs and addresses of celebrities will
be reproduced by the graphaphono.
States Senate:Reaffirms an
Rejects Gold Standard Proposition by 53 to 24
and Passes the Teller Resolution
by il to 'il.
Washington, D. C, Jan. 28.���After a
debate, animated at all times and occasionally acrimonious, which occupied
the greater part of the week, tho senate this evening by a decisive vote of
47 to 32, passed the Teller concurrent
resolution. The resolution is practical
reaffirmation of that of Stanley .Matthews in 1878 and is as follows:
"That all the bonds of the United
States issued or authorized to be issued, under the said acts of congress
hereinbefore recited, aro payable.
principal and interest, at the option of
the government of the United States in
silver dollars of the coinage of the
United States containing 412i grains of
standard silver, and that to restore to
its coinage such silver cofns as a legal
tender lh payment of said bonds, principal and interest, is not in violation of
public faith nor in derogation of the
right of the public creditor."
All offorts to amend the resolution
were voted down by majorities ranging
from f> to 20, Senator Ludge's gold
standard substitute being defeated by
the latter majority. Tho vote on thc
Lodge amendment was,yeas 24, noes,53.
The event of the day loading up to
the final vote were full of interosi and
Importance. It was a field day for tho
orators of the senate, no less than 25
senators embracing the opportunity to
speak upon the subject under discussion. The public interest in tho debate, was attested by the attendance in
the galleries, which were orowded
throughout tho day, and that it wan
important was evidenced by the statements of several of the speakers thut
the discussion was but the preliminary
alignment of of the great political parties for tho contest of 1900.
From 10 o'clock this morning until
7 o'clock this evening the contest waa
continued. When the voting began it
was evident that party lines wore being broken on both sides of the chamber, but it was on the substitute offered
by senator Lodge of .Massachusetts
that the most decided break occurred.
On the republican side, Senator Allison and Senator Burrows did not
answer to their names on that roilVall
and many republicans voted directly
against It. Upon .the final passage of
the resolution, some republicans who
supported McKinley and the St. Louis
jjl at .form in 1896, like Senator Carter of
""6n,tana, Chandler of New Hampshire,
larke of Wyoming, Prltchard of
North Carolina, Shoup of Idaho, Warren ofWyoraing and Wolcott of Colorado, voted for tho resolution,
Defeated In the House.
Washington, D. C, Feb. 1.���Tho Teller resolution, received from tho son-
ate, was defeated in the house this afternoon by almost a strict party vote.
It was rushed through and very li tt lo
time was given for debate.
People  Round   For   the   Yukon    Found
Treasure Rn-Route.
Winnipeg, Feb. 1.���The news roaches
Regina that the first party of persons
bound for the Yukon by the Prince
Albert route found gold fp.^'arge quantities in the Hay, Buffalp a.njl other .
rlve'ri runnihg iito'Great ^liive late '
700 milea from Prince Albert. The
news comes through' Bishop Pasoal
and is considered reliable.     \   ���-"
Closing Out HI* Winter (itock.
H. Giegerich announces elsewhere
that he ia closing out hie winter stock
of men's furnishings to make room for
a large spring line of goods. H.". groceries are also as usual up to the-mark. WHERE DEER DRINK.
Strange March Witnessed by a Prospector In the Lava Beds���Herd Approaches the Water When the Dignified Buck Seoul Signals.
Canyon of Tres Alamos.
No region in the world possesses as
much of weird grandeur as the lava
beds of Arizona. No )>ort)oii of this
wild district Is so weird, so fantastically wild as the narrow canyon of Tres
Alamos. Securely hidden in the mountain fastnesses, It Is the most forbidding of all the many gulches with
which the region abounds. Vegetation
Is almost absent. Bnt three evidences
of What more favorable ground might
do are present:. These are the three
cottouwood trees which give the canyon Its name. The rocks whieh compose the sides and floor of this strange
canyon are what are known as conglomerate among prospectors. They
contain a badly mingled mass of materials, including tlie precious metals,
but they are so fearfully mixed thnt
they are useless for any scientific purpose. Few men have ventured into
Ihe canyon, still fewer would care to
remain longer than necessary to drink
of the spring which gushes out of the
rocks at the roots of the trees.
No man who has prowled about Aii-
sona has seen wilder sights than L. .1.
Court He ls tt prospector who has
passed many years wandering about
the Territories In search of pay dirt.
He is known all over the Pacific coast
and has lieen In every nook of Ihe
dreary region where the earth vomited
out Its floods of lava rock. He put ln
several days ami nights in Tres Alamos and witnessed the wild animals
on their nightly visits to the spring for
water. He recently made a visit, to
Phoenix after having remained lu the
canyon for a time. He relates an Interesting story of his observations
while out in the lava bods. He tie-
scribes the canyon and then continues
as follows:
A Wonderful Country.
A cold spring pours out of the solid
rock and chatters its way noisily down
the narrow canyon. Here, nt the dead
of night, come the beasts of the barren
derful  aspects.    It's   a  region  worth
traveling miles  to see.  and you  can
reach lt ln a day's lope from Congress.
Buck Acts as Scout.
"But the average man who goes there
will not see what 1 saw In the moonlight. I'll tell you how the deer come
to drink���it's the prettiest sight In the
world. The flrst night I was on the
point of going to Bleep, when 1 heard
a snort from the top of the bin IT above
nie. 1 looked, and there was a big buck
with magnificent autlerx standing on
the very brink, his dusky figure sharply
outlined against thc sky. In a moment
his snort was answered by the patter
of many feet, and he was surrounded
by a pack of deer. I counted eighteen
In all. The big bm* ventured cautiously down the lava slope, aud when half
way down he halted, tossed his antlers
about as lie sniffed the air, and then
gave another musical snort. At this
signal on came the rest of the pack.
They halted just behind him. Then he
ventured further down, and presently
stood so close to me thnt 1 could have
hit him with a pistol shot. Here he halted again, again tossed his head up anil
down, right and left, then gave another
snort and the rest of the pack came up.
"Three times ln this way they halted.
Always the buck acted as scout, anil no
one advanced till he gave the signal.
Arrived at the water, the buck waded
in a few steps, then signaled for the
others to advance nnd drink. And
while they drank he fell back of them
several yards and stood there as guard
until they had finished. Such nn alert
scout no human being ever made. Aud
there was a world of pride and dignity
in him as he stood there and watched
and waited. Surely, he realized that
the fate of the entire pack depended
upon him, aud his honors and responsibilities sat heavily upon hlm. lt took
the pack perhaps teu or fifteen minutes
to satisfy its thirst. Then It moved
back from the water aud stood near Ihe
buck. Now it was the buck's turn to
drink. He strode forth, bent his head
aud drew In great draughts of the ci>ol
water, hut he drank with Ills dignity
still upon him. The pack waited for
hlm. and when he was once more at Its
head there was a wild scramble up the
jagged sides of the bluff.
Other Animals Seen.
"1 was fascinated by the spectacle
and resolved to witness It again. .So
I stayed nnother night. The performance was repeated exactly. Again on
the third night they came to drink lu
mountains for miles around tn drink of
the running waters. Aud here, lying
quietly In tbe moonlight, I have been a
silent spectator of some of the queerest
sights that man's eyes ever beheld. I
have seen the deer and the wildcat and
the coyotes and the tufted lynx, and
even a lumbering cinnamon bear or
two, come here to drink. I have lain
quite still In the moonlight and watched them for hours, and tliere Is no more
fascinating spectacle to tie seen lu the
"It is a wonderful country, and no
man ever set foot Into a wilder region.
There are three cottonwood trees,
where the spring pours out of the rock,
nnd along the banks of the creek are
many willows. Near the spring ls a
level spot of ten acres. The first night
1 enmped there I was tired. But after
that I stayed on for two weeks because
of the wonderfully weird charm of the
place. The walls of the canyon are
marvels of conglomerate malpals or
lava. There's gold, Iron, copper, cobblestone, granite, marble, sandstone
and silver ore all ground up ln n mountainous mass tbat is as bare of vegetation as the day It poured from the heart
of the earth. It was vomited forth In
the most hideous shapes Imaginable,
and seen in tbe moonlight these shapes
take on all kinds of horrible and won-
the snine way, and Ihe uext night and
the next, aud so ou, llll It dawned u|K>n
me that I must quit loafing and get
back to work. Of course, the deer
sceiiied me at once and knew all along
just where I Iny, bill I kept very still
and they did not seem to mind me.
"The smaller animals came at all
times of ihe night, and the smaller Ihey
were Ihe more noise they made. The
foxes were the slyest of all and the
most timid. They go on n dead run all
the lime, with their heads always wriggling from side to side. The first time
Ihey sniffed my presence nt camp they
made a wild scamper back to cover behind the rocks, but presently they ventured out again, and, nfter three or four
essays, they finally came down and
"I saw only one bear. He was a pretty big fellow, but I have seen lots bigger. He came down the bluff like a big
pig, his nose rooting In the ground at
every step. No, I wasn't afraid of him.
There Isn't an animal ln America, I believe, that will touch man unless man
makes the attack. He came within a
few yards of rue, stood still and stared
at me. I met his gone calmly and, I
believe, fearlessly. Then he went on
to the water, waded boldly In and
drank his fill. Of all tbe animals that
came to drink there only this gruff sad
daring old cinnamon bear wont about
his business fearlessly. Event the coyotes and bob cnts moved cautiously,
and would have turned tall and scampered off if I had stirred about. But
Bruin was not that kind of an animal.
I have never seen a timid boar In this
country. Wc don't shoot bears In Arizona, you know. I meet them frequently on my trips nnd can handle a rifle
aw well as most men, but I never shoot.
Often we have met face to face on a
narrow trail, aud In these cases I have
always acted politely and stepped aside
to let Mr. Bruin pass. I never dispute
the way with a bear, nor court un untimely end by filing my gun wheu a
bear Is in sight.
"I prospected In the region a little,
but iu a day or so I saw there could be
nothing located there. The lava Is of
too recent a date, and the conglomerate
altogether too conglomerated to be of
any use whatever. In the early days
there was a picket post at Tres Alamos,
and the larger blufl back of the spring
is the famous Signal butte thnt you
have read about in Capt. King's novel
by that name. You can't imagine what
a weird and uncanny sight It is in tbe
moonlight, nor what entrancing sights
1 have witnessed there when the deer,
the bear, the lynx, the coyote and the
fox come out of their hiding places In
the dead of night and drink at the
Strong Fate Line Shows a Person Who
Will Receive High Honors.
The Hue of fate begins at the bracelets that surround the wrist and extends across the palm of the hand to
the base of the
middle finger. It
Is seldom as
straight as Is Indicated by the black
line In the Illustration, but zigzags
back and forth,
occasionally d 1 s -
appearing or run-
n I n g Into other
!nes. A good fate
line shows a per-
thk like op kami:. son who will receive high honors In life. Accompanied
by a good head line, It shows a person
who will makea financial success of life.
When the line of life ls weak a gixwl
fale line will strengthen lt and prolong
life. People with great vitality always
have good fate lines. Breaks ln the
line Indicate losses���Ihe more breaks
the more losses. Two parallel lines Indicate double success. A branch line
from the fate line to the line of life Indicates that.) the Individual has been
controlled by fate all his life. Spots on
the fate Hue Indicate losses by fire.
The absence of the fate line indicates
a subject who will lead a humdrum
life .without either experiencing great
losses or great successes.
Kaslo & Slocan Ry.
Trains Run
on Pacific Standard Time.
Going Went.
Dally.              doing Kant,
8:00a.m. Lv.
8:11(1 s. m. Lv.
...South Fork..    Arv. 8:15 p. in
9:80 s. m. Lv.
 Hproule'a Arv. 2:15 p. m.
9:.ril a, m. Lv.
. Whitewater Arv. 2:00 p. in.
10:08 a.m. Lv.
...Bear Lake Arv. 1:48 p. n,.
10:18 a. m. Lv.
....Mcduigan Arv. 1:33 p. m.
10:38 a. m. Lv..
Cody Junction.. .Arv. 1:13 p. ni.
10:50 s. in. Ar.
...Sandon Lv.  1:00 p. m.
(JEO. F. COPKl.ANl),
1,   ,                    Superintendent.
0. V. <&. P.
Navigation and Trading Co., Ltd.
and Klvei,
international" on Kootenay Lake
The Cheapest, most Comfortable   and
direct route from Kaslo
All points in Canada and the United
The only line running through Tourist cars to Toronto, Montreal and Bos
ton.   Through
Tourist cars to St. Paul
....TIMK CARD....
In effect 1st of J.Ian., 1898.   Subject to
change without notice.
Five Mile Point connection withjall Passenger Trains ol N. & F. 8. Railroad to and from
Northport,  Rossland   and   Spokane.   Tickets
! sold and baggage checked to all United State.
j points.
Leave Kaslo for Nelson and way points, dally
except Sunday, 5:45a.nt. Arrive Northport 12:16
1 p.m.:   Kossland,3:40p. m., Spokane,6:00p. m.
I-eave Nelson for Kaslo and way points, daily
except Sunday, 4:45 p.m.  Leaving Spokane 8 a'.
{ in.: Rossland, 10:30a. ni., Northport; l:50(p. ut.
Ueneral Manager.
j    Kaslo. B. ('..January 1,1898
| 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. .** >*
Magnificent Sleepers and Dining Cars on All Trains.
Travel by thin line and have your baggage cheeked through to destination.
Daily connection from Kaslo every day
excepting Sunday, at 7:30 a. m.
For full  information call on or address
Freight and Pass, agent, Kaslo, B. C.
���or to���
Traveling Pass, agent, Nelson, B. C.
District Pass. agent, Vancouver.
t'niine  a Whole Lot of Trouble When
They Go to a Theuter.
The outward aud visible sign of the
presence ot royalty at a London theater Is the (iuard ot Honor, composed of
a eorpoml's guard of grenadiers stationed outside the doors.
At the houses bearing the title "Uoy-
al," Drury Lane, the Hay market and
the Covent Harden, the I iuard of Honor Is always mounted the year round
while performances nre given. Thus
lu case royally should make up its
mind at the last moment lo look in the
manager would lie prepared. Although
the Prince of Wales always pays well
for his theatrical amusements, then
Is also increased trouble and expenditures Incurred by ihe house, of which
outsiders have no Idea,
At Drury Lane Theater there Is nt-
Inched to the box a drawing room liean
tlftilly upholstered In old gold and
tapestry. A couple of I sit ties of wine,
a box of cigars and a ease of the
Prince's favorite cigarettes are laid on
the table. There is also tbe program���
a white salln siiiiaiv���ii|H��n which (he
i'iikI Is printed In gold. If It Is the
Princess of Wales whom they are entertaining the managers provide a bouquet, which ls placed on the ledge of
the box.
Ifls understood that ordinarily when
members of the royal family visit the
theater they are Incognito, nnd unless
the orchestra strikes up the national
iliitlieni, the majority of the audience
are uot aware of their presence. If the
anthem Is played It Is a sign that the
visit is a formal one and tbe audience
rises as u mark of respect.
Lesvc S:Kl tun Nelson .  Arrive 11:1X1 pill
Leave 10:00 ant Rowland Arrive 8:40 pm
Leave 8:00 am Spokane Arrive 6:40 pm
Passengers for Kettle river and
Boundary creek connect at
Marcus with Stage Daily.
Inland Navigation
and Trading Co.,
Shortest snd quickest route tn the iienr
d'Alene mines, I'alonse, Leviiiton, Walla Waiia.
liaker (ity mines, Portland, San Francisco,
Cripple Creek gold mines and all points East
and South. Only line East via Halt Lake and
and Denver. Steamer tickets, to Kurope anil
other foreign countries.
Leave       Spokane Time Schedule.       Arrive
P ni
a. m.
Fast Mau.���Walla Walla. Port
land. Han Francisco, Maker
city and the East.
Local Mail���t'ojnr d'Alenes,
Parmlngton, (JarHeld, Collax,
Pullman and Moscow.
a. in.
a   m
Steamer Halys,
Capt. W.  J.  Kane,
Does Jobbing Trade on Kootenay Isiike.
i    For passenger or freight transportation apply
on board.
Special  excursion  from  Kaslo to Lardo and
Anemia at north end ut lake every Sunday at
EAST-i s m
For through tickets and further Intnrmatloa
apply to JAS. WADGH,
Agent International Navigation and Trailing
Company, Kaslo, or at O. K. A N. Company's
office    30 Riverside avenue, Spokane, Wash.
(Ieneral Agent.
The surveyor's chain made it
Transcontinental Route,
Leprosy In France.
At the international congress of leprosy, which has Just been brought to a
conclusion nt Berlin, the utartllng fact
was elicited that the disease ls very
lirevalent In France, especially ln the
northern districts thereof, and that lt ls
on tho Increase. This discovery and
the data furnished by the French medical authorities contributed ln no small
measure to tho resolution voted hy the
Congress to the effect that leprosy Is
To Fasten Keys.
A Massachusetts man has Invented a
key fasrtener, which consists of a U-
shaped piece of metal which slips over
the knob spindle and carries a plate at
either end, with a screw to draw them
together and clamp tbe key so tt can
not ha turned from the outside.
It It the most Modern in Equipment.
It ts the Heaviest Railed Line.
It has a Rock Ballast Roadbed.
It croasea no Band Desert*.
It waa built without Land Grant or Government Aid.
It ls noted for the courtesy ot its Employes.
It is the Only Lina Serving Meals on the
la Oarte Plan.
Tor maps, tickets and complete information call on or address International Navigation and Trading Company agents, K.
A S. Railway agents or
C, Q. DIXON, Oeneral Agent,
Spokane, Wash.
F. 1. WHITNET, O. P. * T. A.
Si. P%ul, Minn.
Or.^. ��. 11. Ill 1(1.111 UT.
(senoral Passenger Agent, Portland, Or*.
The Fast Line,
Superior Service
���Through tickets to all points ln ths���
United States and Canada.
OI resit Connection with Ihe Npokana
Valla * Northern Railway.
No. 1 west *:26p. an.
No. 2. east 7:00 a. a.
Tickets to Japan and
China via Tacoma and
Northern Paclfle Steamship Company. For information, time card*, map*
anil tickets, apply to Agt*.
ofthe Bpokane Fall* A
Northern aud Its eontien-
tions or to
General Agent, Spokane.
A����i. Oen. Pat*. Agt.,
No. SS�� Morrison St.,
Portland Or.
Writs fo* map of Koolanay count ry.
M: itsllliiffl f he Triumph of Science.
Figuring: on the Gold Prodnctlon of
the Country During the Pant Year
���nine Glronae Mine In Northern
Idaho Ronded.���Montana Notes.
The control of the Poorman mine at 1
Rossland has passed into the hands of the
liiitish America corporation.    Ex-Gover-1
nor Mackintosh, who has heen in the city -
for several days, consummated the deal
himself, and he is authority for the state-1
ment thnt the control is now in the hand?!
of the big syndicates which he represents [
as managing director.    The price could |
not be ascertained, but is said to be at thc
rate of 12. cents per share.   The capital
stock of the Poorman company is 500,000
shares of a par value of $1.   The property
has been developed so closely in cornice-;
tion with tlie Josie mine and the workings of the two are so interwoven that the
mines are really ono property, and since I
they are to be operated under one man- i
agement their development will be economically accomplished.
The sale of the controlling interest in
the West Le Roi and Josie companies took
place as announced in the papers only a
few days since. The price was, as stated,
about 30 cents per share. The officers of.
the company have not been willing to ad-'
mit that the deal was consummated, but
(Jovernor Mackintosh says that his corporation not only holds the controlling
interest, but owns all the stock except a
mere fraction.
Gold Prodnctlon (or 181)7.
Director of the Mint Preston says that |
he thinks ex-Governor Grant's estimate j
of $20,000,000- as the gold production of
Colorado is closer than Mr. Puckett's fig-
UtW of $22,000,000. "I believe that thc
total product of the country will reach
about $81,000,000," he added. "I know
that the estimate of Rothwell of the Engineering and Mining Journal is $57,000,- i
000, but I think he has excluded the new
Alaska product on the theory that it all
comes from across the international
boundary. This, I believe, will prove an
error, for a considerable item will be rep-
recanted by the product of the locutions
on our side of the boundary."
Mr. Preston  estimates the Utah pro-
duet  of  precious   metals  at  78,000  line;
ounces   of gold   and 0,500,000 of   silver.
I 'tab is the only state in the union that I
does not show an increased gold product.
The director has sent out his circulars:
and  blanks  to private, refineries of  the
country  for information.    He  says  that
no certain figures can be given until thc
returns are received, but that these will
afford a close approximation to the exact
HIk Seven on the Increase.
The   Barker boys,   Dave and   ,Ienks, j
principal stockholders in the Big Seven, i
near Neihart, Mont., have decided to work '
that   well   known   rich   property   on   a j
somewhat  larger  scale  and   heavily   in-;
crease its output.    In consequence, they i
have now a force of 25 men at work, all j
they have   accommodations for   just, at I
present.   Later ou they expect to put on ]
a few more, ns soon as room Is made for
them.   The Big Seven is a high-grade sil- i
ver mine and the ore carries no inconsid-!
���������ruble amount of gold.   For that reason .
the price of silver does not cut so much ���
figure.    It is one of the most desirable
properties in  the camp;  so desirable, in
fact, that several parties have obtained
options on it, but to date no deal has been
Smelter Returns.
The Bmelter returns from the five-ton :
���shipment of ore from the Silver Nugget j
claim, on Twelve-Mile creek, near Slocan ���
Oty, have been received.   The ore aver-1
aged 383 ounces in silver to the ton. The i
property has been stocked by the Slocan
< 'ity   Mining Company,   of which   Hon.
Hugh Sutherland is president and F. S.
Andrews secretary.   Mr. Sutherland is in j
England raising funds for the further development of the proptrty.   The carload
of ore from the Republic mine, near Slo- j
can City, which was shipped to the Nel-1
aon smelter a short time ago, averaged '
205 ounces in silver and $18 in gold to the
ton.    This property is owned by Dave
Sutherland and  Tom Montgomery, and
most of the shipment of oru was taken
out by themselves.
The Checkmate  Mine.
The superintendent of the Checkmate
mine, at Willow Creek, Idaho, talking
about that propctry, says a second ore
chute is being developed that is found
fully as good as the Chapin chute from
which so much rich ore wns taken a year
or so ago. This new chute is found 120
feet west of the other. It was opened in
drifting on the tunnel level. The drift
has penetrated it 58 feet with no indication yet of the limit having been reached.
nine  Grouse  Honded.
William Williams has bonded the Blue
Grouse to parties whose names cannot all
be learned, yet some of them are local par-
tics and some arc from Latah or Ne_
Perce counties. The Blue Grouse is on
Sunset peak, nbout a utile southwest from
the Colwyn, in the immediate neighborhood of the Manhattan and Amazon.
Neither of these three claims have been
developed much, but all show ore in considerable quantities and a wagon road will
probably be built from Dobson's pass to
the next summer.
Sti'lkt- In the Colombia.
A strike of good ore have been made in
i Remarkable Discovery of an
American Medico-
How Every Reader of This
Paper May Obtain the New
and Free Scientific System of Medicine
A scene in The Slocum Laboratory, New York:    The Discoverer demonstrating to Medical Men and Students ths Valut
and Wonderful Curative Powers of his New Discoveries.
NOTE.���All readers of this paper can have Three Free Bottles of the Doctor's New Discoveries, with complete directions,
by sending their full address to Dr. Slocum's Laboratory, 98 Pine street, New York City.
the Columbia mine, seven miles west of
Whitehall, Mont., owned by State Senator C. W. Hoffman and other Bozeman
men. Work has been going on several
months, and the development shaft has
reached a depth of 320 feet. At 320 feet
a crosscut was run, which has tapped the
vein. The owners of thc Columbia have
shown great faith in their property, and
their judgment seems to be makings a permanent property.
Wasco Group Sold.
The Wasco group of seven claims, in the
Salmon river district, B. ('.. has been sold
to the Wilkinson Exploration syndicate
of London for $20,000. The vendors were
John J. McKane and R. W. Origan. The
purchasers will set five men to work at
"Confound the luck!" exclaimed tlie(
new captain general of Culm ; "things have !
come to a pretty pass."
"Or to a show-down, rather," facetious-
ly  replied an officer.    "But what  is the |
trouble now?"
"Why, here I am, expected to put down
this insurrection, and I find it utterly impossible to gain a single victory without
committing plagiarism!"
"Society is getting dreadfully mixed
"Yes: isn't it? People whose grandfathers made money are having to associate with those horrid people who mnke
it themselves."
Plso's Cure for Consumption lias saved
me large doctor bills.���C. L. Baker, 4228
Regent Sq., Philadelphia. Pa.. Deo   8, '95.
Boston Bride (tearfully) -Anil the honeymoon scarcely over! To think tlmt -lie
���should speak to me like that!
The Confidante- What did lie suy, dear?
Iloston Bride���He said I was unreason-
Black and blue colors are not subject to
fashions this season nor any other season. They hold their own and will not
wush out. They are pretty solid colors,
and but for the misery of wearing them
might become fashionable. Some men
take pride In wearing them as tokens of
their profession, as soldiers do thoir scars.
But bruises, black or blue or both, ought
to have Immediate attention, for under
them may be a nerve hurt or a muscle
badly wrenched. A black and blue bruise
is a bad thing, not only from its tender
soreness, but the contused blood Is prevention of regular circulation. While sore
spots like these will not wash out, there
Is something that will rub them out In
no time, and that Is St. Jacob's Oil. It
ls peculiarly adapted to their quick cure.
A pennant can be won only by hard
knocks, with scars and bruises, but ufter
the ball is over, if any remain, tills one
cure ls the best. Bruises come from contusions in all avocations, and it is well to
remember at all times Just what will cure
them best.
We women miss life only when we lu) ve
nevi'i- met the man to reverence.
Tliere is nothing that tlie body suffers
thai thc S'nil may not protit by.
We are asserting iii the courts our right to the
exclusive use of the word " i_A���TOklA,".aud
" Pn'CHKK'rtCASTOKlA," as our Trade Mark.
t, Dr. Samuel ritcher, of llynnnis, Massachusetts,
was the originator of " PITCHER'S CASTORIA,"
llic same tiiat has borne and does now bear the
facsimile signature of CHAS, K. FLETCHER on
every wrapper. This is the original " HTCUER'S
CASTORIA" which has been used in the homes
of the mothers of America for over thirty years
Look Carefully al the wrapper and see that it is
the kind yon have always bought, and has the
signature' of CHAS. H. FLETCHER on the
wrapper. No one haft authority from me to use
my name except The Centaur Company of which
Ihas. H. "Ietcher is President.
March 8, i8yi.       SAMUEL PITCHER. M.D.
What   ii   woman   thinks  of  women   is
the lest of her nature.
The future r.ot being born, my friend, I
we will abstain from baptizing it.
After being swindled by all other., sand us stamp
tol Usjrticulssrs of King Solomon's Treasure, the
oSt.V reuewor of manly strength. MA80M
OHKMICAL CO., r. O. Box 747. Philadelphia, 1'sv
Soviet evening dress coats, having been
adopted by nn English golf club, British
hunting men, who feel that they have a
vested right in the color, are using strong
language about tho innovation and the
AN  <).rj_N LETTER
From Miss May Sachner, of Columbus, O., to Ailing Women.
To ell women who are ill:
It affords .ne great pleasure to tell
you of th. benefit I have derived from
taking Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable
Compound. I can hardly find words to
express my gratitude for the boon given
to suffering women in that excellent
Be fore taking the
I was thin,
sallow, and
nervous, I
was troubled with
rhcea, and
my menstrual periods were very
irregular. I tried three physicians and
gradually grew worse. About a year
ago I was advised by a friend to try
Mrs. Pink-am's Sanative Wash and
Vegetable Compound, which I dtd.
After using three bottles of the Vegetable Compound and one package of
Sanative Wash, I am now enjoying better henlth than I ever did, and attribute the same to Mrs. Pinkham's wonderful remedies. I~cannot find words
to express what a Godsend they hare
been to me.
Both the method and results when
Syrup of Figs is taken; it is pleasant
and refreshing to the taste, and acts
sjently yet promptly oh the Kidneys.
Liver and Bowels, cleanses the system effectually, dispels colds, headaches and fevers and cures habitual
constipation. 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 anil agreeable substances, its
many excellent qualities commend it,
to all ami have made it thc most
popular remedy known.
Syrup of Figs is for sale in 50
cent bottles by ail leading druggists. 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
Tbe famous Appliance aud Remedies cf
th" Erie Muslim I On. uow for the Hrst time
ottered on trial without expense to any
honest mun. Not a dollar lo be paid
lu mly��nee. Cure infects of Errors
<r K .cesses In Old or Young. Manhood
Fully Restored. How to Bolargn and
Strengthen Weak, Undeveloped 1'oi-tions
or Uudy. Absolutely unfailing Home
'J'ren tment. No C 11.1>. Or otlu r scheme.
A plalu offer by u Arm of high standing.
FISO'S-.'CURL   FOR   >.
,       BWilS WHtHt. All llSl [AllS.
I Bert Cough Sj-mr..  Ta��s>�� tlus^L Use |
In time.   6��.���!.* or uninlna.
Queer Occupations for Women.
Mrs.  Baiottl,    a    Chicago    woman,
makes it good Income by conducting a
liut-ei'avklng establishment.    Mrs. bJ
roiii's place of business is known to ai
confectioners mid street venders.   Her
establishment consists of a long, narrow I'ootti,    Down the center of it ex- j
tends a, long table surrounded by men,
women and children,   in front of each
person is a square iron slab with nuts I
liih'il high on one side of it. Kaeh work- !
er lms u hammer nnd hammers away I
from morning until night.    Skill is required  to extinct  the moats  without
breaking litem. A gootl nut-cracker can
crack about sixteen pounds of uuts a
day,    They are paid about. Slit a day.
In the busy season Mrs.  Bnrottl employs from thirty to lifty hands.
An enterprising Philadelphia woman,
bhs :i UOvel manner of converting her
muscle Into cash. She ls au expert
In floor denning. Kitchen floors are
her specialty. Kitchen floors nowadays are made of hard wood or tile
or they are covered with oilcloth or
linoleum, An expert can clean them
with great rapidity. This woman can
clean the average floor In hulf an hour,
and her charges are 25 cents. She carries her own tools, soaps aud cloths.
For each customer she has a certain
half hour on a certain day. She earns
from S3 to $4 a day. Many women are
now making good Incomes as professional meuders. Their chief customers nre men. They have regular days
for each client. They sew on buttons,
darn stockings, brush clothes, and the
experts are able to sponge and press
clothes as well as any tailor, at a reduced price. They have certain boards
and Irons for the purpose.- -Chicago
Tortoise  Shell.
The tortoise shell of commerce Is not,
as generally believed, the homy cover*
ing of shell proper of the turtle; It Is
the scales which cover the shield.
These scales are thirteen iu number,
eight of them being flat aud the other
Ave somewhat curved, four of those
thnt are flat are quite large, sometimes
being an much ns twelve Inches long
nnd seven Inches broad, nearly transparent and beautifully variegated In
color with red, yellow, white and dark
brown clouds, which give the effects so
fully brought out when the shell Is
iH'oporly pollshe.l. A turtle of average
size will fiiiuis. about eight pounds of
these an olghth to a quarter of an Inch
ln thickness.���yew York Evening Sun.
Workers in the wide, unexplored field of
.ntidem chemistry are daily astounding the
world with new wonders. Professor and
layman vie with each other in their cosi-
mendable efforts to lessen the ills of humanity. Yesterday it was Pasteur and Kock,
and today it is Slocum, with a new discovery which is the result of years of careful
study and research.
Foremost among the world's greatest
chemists stands T. A. Slocum, nf New York
City. His researches and experiments,
patiently carried on for years, have finally
culminated in results which are proving as
beneficial to humanity as the discoveries of
anychemist.ancientormodern. Hiaefforta
which for years had been directed toward
thc discovery of a positive cure for consumption, w'ere finally successful, and already his "new scientific system of medicine'' has, by its timely use, permanently
cured thousands of apparently hopeless
cases, and it seems a necessury and humane
duty to bring such facts to the attention of
all invalids.
The medical profession throughout
America and Europe are almost unamions
in the opinion that nearly all physical ailments naturally tend to the generation of
consumption. Thc afflicted die in the
short, cold days of winter much faster than
In the long, hbt days of summer.
The Doctor has proved the dreaded disease to be curable beyond a doubt, iu any
climate, and has on "tile in his American
and European laboratories thousands of
letters of heartfelt gratitude from those
benefited or cured In all parts ofthe world.
No oue having, or threatened with, any
disease, slW.ild hesitate a day, but should
write at o ice. Facts prove that the Doctor
has disci'.vcred a reliable and absolute cure
for Consumption (Tuberculosis) and all
bronchial, throat, lung and chest troubles,
stubborn coughs, catarrhal affections, scrofula, general decline and weakness, loss of
ilesh, and all wasting conditions, and to
demonstrate its wonderful merits, he will
send Three Free Botlles (all different) of
his New Discoveries, with full instructions,
to any reader of this paper.
Siniply write ro T. A. .Slocum, M. C, 98
Pine strict. New York, giving full address.
Tliere is no charge for correspondence-
advice-slrictly professional and confidential.
Knowing, as we do, of the undoubted
efficacy of The Slocum System of Medicine,
we urge every sufferer to* take advantage of
this most liberal proposition.
A system of medical treatment that will
cure catarrh, lung troubles anil consumption is certainly good for���and will cure���
any wasting disease that humtuiitv is heir
Please tell the Doctor, when writing, that
vou read his generous offer in our paper.
Tii.".c's nntliing new about this hold-up
business. The Bible tells a* that Absulom
was  '.lcld   up   while  going   through   the
DAnO ftlr facing and locating Oold or Silver
nllllN (,r,v   ll��*,t   sir   !>urr,.<l   tn-usur.-s.    Ut.   D.
11VUU BOWLER, Box S37.Soutbin��ton.e<>nn.
We wilh to vain 120,000 now cm.
toman, ana henct, off.
1 Pk,c. ISDaj.Kadl.h,
toman, and hence offer
D��j Radissh, 10c
Spring Turnip, 10c
-    Karnaat Had Bee,, loo
"    BisUssssrosT Ononmber, 10c
"    queen Victoria Lettuce, lfso
*'    Klondyke Melon. 15c
"   Jnmbo Giant Onion* lsV,
"     Brilliant Flower Seed., 14c
Worth Sl.OO, fer 14 cente.
Abo��� 10 pkptis. worth SI 00, we will
mall fun (roe, together with our
���Trent Plant and Seed Catalona
upou receipt of this notice and Mo.
POsstaaa. We inrlte jrour trade ud
know when you onoa try ~ "
aaedayon wlllnerer fH ale
���"'������jam. Poialoraat
a Bbl. Oauloh. alone to.
stun ���(������ CO..   Lt
-on onoa try Salser .
[IK wit h-
sfo. H
5 Buell
�� Lamberson
It  it Wroevf
Get It Rifht.
Keep it Right
MworVa Kavaalas. Kanasxtw will do It. Thrae
doaaa will make yaw tatl kattar. Oat It Iran
��������� sticfftat at aa* wholesale flrut heiaa, a*
tram SUwait * Halaa* DrosCa., Baattla.
Too Wow for Hitu.
Passenger���1. this an accommodation
Conductor���Xo, sir; it's the limited.
Passenger���Well, thc company ouaht
to raise tbo limit.
Patent Medicines
at Cat Rates...
Wholesale and Retail Druggists. Portland.
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'tii.~9,"'����. HIITISH COLUMBIA NEWS.
1'l'hi.ishkd Every Friday At Kaslo, B. C.
By The News Publishing Company.
Subscription $'2.00 Per Annum  in Advance���Advertising
Rates Mado Known on Application.
.FEBRUARY, 1898.
M T W T F  S
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25 | 26
J. Fred Humo. representative, for the
south riding of West Kootenay ln the
provincial legislature, writes to the
News on tho ove of his departure from
Nolson to Victoria, urging- that tho people be kept awake
to tlie proposition of redistribution, In order that it may bo
properly presented to the legislature in general. West
Kootenay now has a population of 20,000, and but two representatives in the legislature. Tho News ugroos with our
rapi���1'scntatlve, when he says that West Kootenay is entitled to five representatives.
Tim names on the voters' list of West Kootenay at tho
general election four years ago, numboi-ed 925. There
should lie more than three timos that number now or
in the neighborhood of 3,000. It, is highly important that
every one who is eligible should get his naino on this list
bo as to help make a good showing to back up our claims
before the legislature. Application can bo made at any
time: and applications count as much In the showing as
regular registrations. Forms may bo had at the city oflices
or from ex-Mayor Green, Alderman Goodenough or any
other leading citizen of Kaslo.
No matter what your shade of political belief may be, if
you arc a British subject having lived a year in tho Province >and two months in the district, you are eligible and
should register without delay, if you have not already done
so.i The benefits arising from addit'onal representation
arc too evident to need rehearsing.
In case that five representatives should be allotted to
West Kootenay, the ridings would probably be arranged to
have one important .population centre in each. Rossland
and Trail would probably have the bulk of population tor
lite; Nolson, Pilot Bay and Kuskonook another; Kaslo,
Ainsworth and Sandon a third; tho Slocan Lako towns a
fourth; and Revelstoke, Trout Lake city and Nakusp a
fifth. This would bo a just and equitable distribution and
one whioh all should aid our representative to secure,
The United
States and
The time has been when the United
States senate was looked upon as an
aristocratic body and the house of
Bimetallism representatives as the natural conservator of the people's rights. But within the past few
years those positions have been completely reversed and
the house of representatives now stands for antronohod capital and the senate for the plain people. Especially Is
this manifest in the stand taken by tbe two bodies upon
tie money question.
The senate has, after full and free debate, passed the
Teller resolution, which is merely a reaffirmation of tbe
Matthew's resolution passed 20 years ago. Its reaffirmation
by some co-ordinate branch of the government was deemed
necessary at the present time to combat the tendonoy to
drift away from all the old land marks of tbe fathers, and
to act if possible as the entering wedge for the re-establish-
ment of bi-metallism. It was simply a resolution that the
government should exercise its option to pay Its coin bonds
In either gold or silver, as specified in the bond.
President McKinley has at last been forced into the open
on this question and ih a speech before the annual banquet
of the Manufacturer's association of New York, has come
out for gold���not as directly and clearly as his owners perhaps night desire, but as direotly and clearly as his makeup will permit. His speech was evidently directed against
the Teller resolution, the pattern of which he had voted for
before. Query: Was lt any more justifiable to vote for
this resolution, as he did in 1878, when silver commercially
was at a considerable discount, than now  when  lt is at a
'IS        si
heavy discount? Is not a little wi-Ong morally as unjustifiable as a big wrong? Hut he did net consider it
wrong then. He rightly argued that government aid to
silver, would create a demand for it and help re-establish
it commercially.
It was a foregone conclusion that the resolution would be
defeated in the house of representative.', but it wag hardly
expected that lt would be rushed throujru.iw it was, and debate on lt be practically stifled.   A'l tbo |ame, the (Ide of
Spokane is even claiming the new railroad from Telegraph Creek to Teslin Lake as part and parcel of its overland route. Spokane evidently adheres to the old democratic adage of "claiming everything in sight and taking
what is left." 	
Rev. G. O. Brown of Mattie Overman fame has unbosomed himself to a large audience in San Francisco, and It
Sb hoped now that the public will have a brief respite from
this sickening scandal monger.
If the same amount of labor and capital were expended
in British Columbia the coming summer as will be wasted
in vain endeavor in the Klondike,,the mineral wealth uncovered here would quadruple the output of the frozen north.
The promotion of Provincial Mineralogist Carlyle to
tho position of advisory manager of the Great British
American Corporation, now operating extensively in Rossland mineB, is well deserved. It Is a pity that the Province
could not afford to pay a man of his ability sufficient so that
no private corporation could make it an object for him to
employ with them.   It will be hard to All his place.
Silverton is Indignant at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer
for saying that there is no such town in British Columbia.
There is no call lor indignation. Amusement at the P-I's
ignorance sufficiently fills the bill. The hustling town on
the shores of Slocan lake can take care of itself.
Work for Pinal Surveys Begun���Construction Begins
H. J. Caldwell and Edw. Mallandane, of Victoria, civil
engineers in the employ of the Nelson and Bedllngton
Railway Co., arrived last evening and left this morning for
the scene of two month's work ahead. They go to settle
the final lines of the survey.
Work is to begin soon between Bedllngton and Kuskonook, down the east side of the Kootenay river. It is said
that the company have a townsite two miles this side of
Kuskonook, at Red Man's Point, which may become a rival
town. Great Northern trains are likely to be running to it
before fall.
Mining Talk of the Week.
The great British American Corporation at Rossland
seems to be getting its hands into thc Slocan also. Rumor
this week credits it with designs on the Slocan Star and
The Payne's maohlnery has again broken down, which
will make another interruption in its shipments and compel tho temporary laying off of a portion of Its hands.
Ferguson & Caldwell report that an option has been
given on the Carbonate in Jackson basin for $75,000 to
Chicago parties, who will soon erect a $40,000concentrator,
Whitewater and surroundings are attracting much attention lately. Tho recent strike in the Charleston, and
fine developments In tho Elkhorn and Hillside, are drawing
many people to the town.
A. R. McDonald of the Lavina and Ruthie Bell group at
the north end of tho lako, was in town recently and says
that thoy have three feet of ore at the face of the tunnel
and expect by June 1st to have one of the permanent shippers of the country.
It is possible to be too diligent ln business and too persistent ln advertising. An English paper tells of a lithographing establishment in Manchester which recently received from a London customer a circular note announcing
the death of the head of tho firm. It was given to a clerk
with instructions to write a letter of condolence in reply,
and this ls what he produced: ''We are greatly pained to
learn of the loss sustained by your firm and extend to you
our heartfelt sympathy. We notice that the circular you
sent us announcing the death of tho head of your firm is
lithographed by a London firm. We regret that you did
not tee it ln your way to Intrust us with the work. The
next time there Is a bereavement in your housejwe shall be
glad to quote you for lithographed circulars, and are confident that we can give you hotter work at less cost than
anybody else in the business."
More advertisements are printed today than ever before in the world's history. Not many years ago the "ad"
copy was prepared In haste, the work being considered a
disagreeable task, to be dispatched and over with as soon
as possible. Today the merchant that advertises���and all
successful ones do���seeks to put up in form and matter an
advertisement attractive In appearance and entertaining In
contents. The pains, the taste, the originality, the different designs, the Interesting matter, ana always and mainly
the bargains and novelties given and described, make the
modern ad one of the most attractive, entertaining and valuable features of every well regulated newspaper, and
which In every pon latent Instance becomes a thing of beauty and a joy of succeeding days. This Is the age of the ad,
one of tbe positive proofs that this Is an age of progress.
popular feeling continues to rise and wi'-l/oou engulf the*e
ooponents of the rlis'hts of the pt'ople.    Ap w\ J. Bryan inqounclng tho approwhingWn|n|of"�� p1m��""oYj��i��um^
rigbi will nui'Ply triumph In the end." -       n��l ���dvenii��a��nt.-Lon��on Tel.f��ph.
Loungers on the boulevards have been treated to a novel spectacle, which haa created no little amusement. As
tbey were strolling about, looking Into the shop windows,
several Individuals attired ln frock coats and tall bats,mak-
Ing their appearance on the scene, went up to any of them
and bowing profoundly stood before them for several momenta with bent and bare heads, and then departed without uttering a word. The fair ones were at first startled,
then smiled, and gazed Intently on the men who had thus
politely and respectfully saluted them. What did it all
mean, the men began to ask, for tbey had not been favored
in a similar manner. A little dodging behind a group of
women to whom one of the mysterious promenaders wai
paying bis bomajfo, led to a prompt solution of the enigma,
j-sohof the gallant cavaliers was wearing a wig specially
uoQtvlvod for the oecu.lon.und on the top of the bead where
no hair wm to be seen, ware printed ln large letteri words
All Winter Goods!
In the Men's Furnishing Line
to MAKE ROOM for  a Large
But do not Get the Idea that Our Grocery Department is losing its grip, even if we do not talk about it
much. Our usual fine stock of FANCY and STAPLE GROCERIRSwillbelcept to the highest mark.
Kaslo.       Sandon.       Ainsworth.
f Good Advertising Medium
Character j
The BRITISH COLUMBIA NKW8 is tlio leading,
��� 'lye  	
paper ln the Kootenay Lake Country.
most carefully edited, most reliable, best looking news-
��-\_    ��� j   /"����� 1      __��� I  Price la cheap consistent
& Price and Circulation J gf a����*wm
��W��    Viifmaiiuu,   nuiiu        iji
i the largest in Kaslo.      * <
Have You Tried It ?
White Enamelled Ware !
Also Coal Oil Stoves t'aat are Up-to-Dato���one and two
burners.   A Handsome Line of  HANGING LAMPS.
Hamilton Byers, K��|$>ON.
A Guaranteed Union Made Cigar.
Ask Your Dealer for It.
See F. E. Archer
The Pioneer Hardware Dealer
Front Street, Knslo, British Columbia.
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.
Try a Good Smoke
And a Good Book.
Cigars by the Box a Specialty.   I handle all the best brands of
Holland Bros Kaslo
S. Davit & Sons   Montreal
J. Bruce Pain Granby
W. R. Webster & Co Sherbrook
Geo. E. Tuckett & Son Hamilton
ki tnd Oinn.       ���...�����      Front Strait, Kaaio, B.
Booki tnd QiffAMt
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.
,      i
Read the News and get the news.
Best place tcbuy a watch, O. Strathearn', 81* _ *
When others fail, try O. Strathearn
the new Kaslo jeweler. *
Kasla Brewing company's bottled
beer delivered to any part of the city
for $2 per dozen. *
The beer, alo and porter of the Kaslo
Brewing company are pure and wholesome. All these beverages are manufactured at home. *
Lace curtains can be done up nicely
only at the Steam Laundry. *
Your soiled suit or your stained dress
can be cleaned without damaging the
material, at the steam laundry.       *
Suite of 11 good rooms to rent cheap
second story, southwest corner of Third
and Front.   Apply In store below.   *
For fine portieres and window shades
see Owen & Stevenson, tho furniture
dealers. *
Get your woolen goods washed at the
Steam Laundry. We guarantee not to
shrink them. *
S. E. DeRackln left for Spokane
Thursday morning where he will meet
his wife and baby who are returning to
Kaslo. They will arrive in this city
Saturday evening.
Milwaukee Beer Hall, oorner Fourth
and Third streets, Kaslo, B. C. Free
lunch day and night. Excellent refreshments of home products. *
The steamer Halys made another
trip to Kalama Tuesday night.
Milwaukee Beer Hall. For the biggest schooner of beer with the foam
on the bottom.   Ask for it. ,*
D. A. Carr of the Butte hotel this
city has moved his stock and equipment to Kalama. Read his announcement elsewhere.
Milwaukee Beer Hall. The place
where you get your money's worth. *
Hamilton Byers, the hardware dealer
contemplates a trip east soon of several
weeks duration. He will visit his old
home in Nova Scotia and return by
way of Boston.
Milwaukee Beer Hall. It you leave
your orders for keg 'and bottled beer,
it will be delivered free of charge.   *
Attend the play "Charley's Aunt"
next Tuesday night If you do not want
to miss a good thing.
At the Milwaukee Beer Hall you
may always find good miners, mechanics and laborers. *
The Methodist church musicians
will give a Valentine concert Monday
evening, 14th inst.
Milwaukee Beer Hall. Three bottles of beer 50c. *
The officers of a new society of ladies
of the Catholic church are aa follows:
President, Mrs. Geo. Hagoman; Vice-
President, Miss Kate Kelllhor; Secretary, Mrs. M. Murphy; Treasurer, Mrs.
White. The society is stri /ing to secure a permanent pastor here.
Some bargains ln -silver plate at O.
Strathearn's. ���
Read the News and then subscribe.
For spring styles of clothing consult
��� J. Walker, the merchant tailor, Fourth
street. ��
Welin & Augusttnes* new hotel will
probably be called the Silver King.
Spring is nearly here. "In tbe
spring a young man's fancy lightly
turns to thought of���" clothes. [Revised version]. To get the best at
reasonable prices he goes to see
Walker the tailor on Fourth street.
Tb a    Holders
nave  the
Of It.
RlRht   to   All
A test case waa held in chambers at
Victoria last week when the Injunction
to restrain Lovatt, who had been granted a timber lease by the Kaslo & Slocan railway company, from cutting
timber on land covered by the Ruth
mines claims was continued.
The provincial timber inspector is
also said to have been reversed on this
point by Minister of Mines James
Baker who wrote as follows to W. A.
Corbett of Summit Camp, the timber
on whose claim sawmill men had been
making free with:
"I state that you have the right to
the whole of the timber on your mineral claim provided you are' working it
as such and that if any saw mill company is taking the timber from your
land you have a perfect right to stop
them and should apply to the nearest
magistrate to do so."
Plot and Oast of Characters ot tbe Play
Next Tuesday Night.
The Bfines of Ainsworth.
The four leading mines working in
the Hot Springs camp this winter are
the No. 1, Turriff, Black Diamond and
Albion. The latter property which is
owned entirely i by Spokane men, is
now regarded as one of the big mines
of the Kootenay country. The company last week commenced a shipment
of 260 tons of ore to the Stevenson concentrator and the mine is yielding
probably twenty tons of ore per day,
carrying .from 60 to 70 per cent lead
and from 60 to 100 ounces of silver.
The north drift in which the men are
now working, is in 95 feet on the vein
and the face of the drift has four feet
of line ore.
The   Black  Diamond  is   shipping
from 40 to 60 tons per days to the concentrator and the  Tariff  is shipping j
about 100 tons daily to Pilot Bay.
Somo time since L. J. McAtee, the
manager of the Twin, let a contract to
Spokane parties, for 200 feet of tunnel.
It is now announced that after driving
the tunnel 110 feet the contractors encountered a three-foot body of galena,
giving assay values of $93 per ton.
They then began drifting on the lead,
and have followed it for a distance of 50
The Kaslo Dramatic club will give
its fourth winter entertainment at the
Kaslo hotel auditorium next Tuesday
evening when the rollicking farce-
comedy "Charley's Aunt" will be presented with the following cast:
Lord Fancourt Babberly A. C. Burdick
Jack Chesney A. O. Fraser
Charley Wykham Wall Lucas
Sir Francis Chesney-Vabe A. P. McDonald
Stephen Spettlgrew, an Oxford,'solicitor, J. Rae
Brassett, a college scout, Hugh Fletcher
Donna Lucia D'Alvadorez Mrs. Doty
Amy Spettlgrew, solicitor's niece... .Miss Smith
Kitty Verdum, solicitor's ward Mrs. Fraser
Act I���Consternation. Act II���Anticipation,
Act III���Explanation.
The story briefly told is 'as follows:
Charley Wykham is expecting a visit
from his aunt Donna Lucia D'Alvadorez, from Brazil, and he and his
friend Jack Chesney write their sweethearts to meet ber at luncheon. To
complete the party they get Lord Fan-
court Babberley, a college chum, who
tries to excuse himself on account of
trying on a costume in which he is going to play an old woman. The boys
insist on his trying it on in Jack's
rooms in college. A telegram arrives
stating that Donna Lucia cannot come
and the boys make Babbs take her
place. Jack's father and the young
ladies' guardian Stephen Spettigrew
make love and propose to Babbs.
The play is full of comedy situations
that naturally arise from a young fellow playing a woman's part.
A Sad Case.
Adolph llellmors, who has been
head book-keeper for a long time at
the Slocan Star mine near Sandon, has
been adjudged insane at Spokane and
committed to the asylum. Mr. Hellmers passed through Kaslo a few
weeks since and appeared perfectly
rational then. He said that he was en
route to Southern California to try the
effect of a change of climate on his eyesight which had been injured by overwork and an attack of erysipelas. He
has since been in the coast cities, and
the first intimation that his friends had
of anything wrong was in the exaggerated estimates of mining matters that
he gave to the press. His insanity is
of a mild type and finds expression in
ideas of his supposed enormous wealth.
The erysipelas and high altitude of the
Star are supposed to have strained his
nervous system. Hopes are Indulged
of his early recovery.
New Secretary   for Lardo-Duncan  Aia'n.
At a called meeting of the Lardo-
Duncan Improvement Association last
Saturday, President Buchanan, in the
ohalr, F. J. Hill was elected secretary
to succeed Harold Rolph, resigned to
go to Klondike. Mr. Rolph*s map is in
the hands of Toronto publishers and
will soon be delivered here. The association is to receive 100 copies. It
was decided that the report of the association soon io be issued, be published as an appendix of the annual report of the Board of Trade, also to appear soon.
The Enterprising Family Grocers.
Green Bros, announce ln another
column, news of Interest about their
family groceries. They take pride in
handling nothing but the best. The
usual bargains also are to be found In
their clothing and miners' supply department.
Voder the New Management of Messrs.
Monahan * Green.
Messrs. Monahan and Green having
purchased the Occidental hotel from
E. C. Hall will aim to make it one
ofthe neatest and most comfortable
hotels in the Kootenay, the proprietors
being thoroughly acquainted with the
hotel business. Board and lodgings
from $1.25 to 12.00 a day according to
room. Bath room in connection free ot
extra charge.
The Mine Is  Likely to  Start Up Again
A prominent stockholder and creditor of the Noble Five informs a News
man that James Dunptnuir of the great
coal company on the coast, is buying
up all of the claims against the Noble
Five mine and mill that he can secure.
Mr. Dunsmuir is a heavy stockholder
and having faith in the mine takes this
method of protecting his interests. It is
believed that he will plan to have the
property resume operations soon.
Prof. Carlyle Resigns.
The announcement is made that W.
A. Carlyle. Provincial Mineralogist,
has resigned that position to take an
advisory position with the new British
American Corporation, at a largely
Increased salary.
, Kaslo "oartl of Trade.
Secretary Martin informs the News
tbat the charter for the new Kaslo
Board of Trade is expected soon.
Free Reading Room in New Quarters.
The free reading room has removed
to the new building of J. Turner & Co.
almost opposite its old quarters. The
new room is more commodious and
Several curling matches have taken
place at the rink this week, prominent
among which were the contests of the
"Green rink" and "The Children's
Home rink," each of which walloped
the other In turn.
��� The International Navigation and
Trading Co. have constructed a new
ice house and chute near the sampler.
John Shaw, the old gentleman, recently clerk of the St. Pancras Inn,
whose collar bone was fractured by a
fall recently is still confined to his
room over the Auditorium, but is improving. The rest of the Shaw family
have gone to Rossland.
A slight street scrimmage, Wednesday,resulted in one of the parties being
fined in the police court yesterday.
Silver King Hotel Opening.
The new Silver King hotel, west of
the post office, will have a formal opening to-morrow night by its proprietors,
Messrs. Augustine & Welin. Everybody is invited.
A First-Class Eating House.
The Davenport Cafe on 4th street,
conducted by Messrs. Ross & Wilson,is
a credit to Kaslo and would rank high
in any city. For a first-class meal call
and try their menu. You will not be
disappointed in the fare and will find
their prices reasonable.
Bis Honor ths Lieutenant Qoveruor.hso been
pleased to make the following appointment:
^^^^^^^^     80th December, 1897.
______________________ -ofthe City of Kaslo,
Esquire, to be Police Magistrate within and for
"squire, to be P
vice Jofin
Black McKilligan,
Family Groceries!
Seeded Raisins.
Honey in the Comb.
Famous Ram Lai Tea.
[ Mince Meat in Packages.
We Pride Ourselves on Selling Nothing but the Best and at Living Prices. ']
Our Miners' General Supplies and Men's
Clothing of all Descriptions are up to the
Mark as usual.       Qreen BrOS.
Corner A Avenue and Third St., Kaslo, B. C.
i Charley's Aunt i
2 - hours of fun - 2
TUESDAY. Feb. 8th
Tickets at Stephensons.
Rosslantl Victorious Here Bat Defeated
at Nelson.
The Rossland hockey team met an
interruption at Nelson in their victories last Saturday night. The teams
tied in both halfs, three in the first and
five in the second. The Rossland
team refused to play the deciding game
in order, it is said, that bets might be
declared off. But tho Nelson team
claims the match. The players at Nelson were not the same throughout as
those playing hero so recently. The
new team is said to have had several
good ex-Kaslo playors on its latest
list. It is generally considered that if
Kaslo could have played the Rossland
team the third game It would havo
By the way it Is amusing the way
their victories grow as they get further from tho scenes of their triumphs.
In tho Nolson correspondence of the
Spokane Review, the Rossland team is
quoted as having beaten Sandon 6 to 0
and Kaslo 14 to 2, instead of 4 to 0 and
10 to 2 as it should have been stated.
Following was the lino up of the two
teams ln Kaslo last Saturday night.
Rossland. Kaslo.
Rae Goal Strathearn
Merrltt Point Burchell
McBrlde Cover Borradalle
Townsend Forward Frost
O'Brien        "        Dill
McCreary        "         Hunter
Chesterloin...      "       Young
The Kaslo team played well and
made some very effective efforts 'but
the Rossland professionals were too
mych for them. An unpleasant accident marred the game by 'which Capt.
Frost severely stralnod if not fractured
his right knee cap. He has been confined to his room since and there is
talk of a benefit game for hlm soon.
Thu refereeing of George Henderson
of Sandon was very satisfactory.
The next match will probably be between Kaslo and Sandon.
j   Otherwise Armstrong's Landing
{ and Goat River Landing.
Mrs. Wra. MiddJeton, Proprietor,
We Cater Especially to the Traveling
���Real Estate and Mining Broker.���
Front St., Kaslo, B. C.
Will the Great Northern Come to Kaslo?
While in Kaslo last Tuesday we were
informed by a railroad official, who is
In a position to know whereof he speaks
that the Great Northern will build a
branch into Kaslo during the present
year. It is also believed that the
Kaslo & Slocan will extend their line
into the Lardo district before the snow
of another winter cover the mountains.
���Silverton Silvertonian.
Our Electric Illuminators.
The Kootenay Electric Supply Company, desiring to tell the public some
additional facts to their interest, has
doubled the size of their ad in this issue of the News.
Everything is running smoothly at
the new works now, the Btreet lights
are a great success, and Messrs. .Tones
and Dixon are correspondingly and deservedly happy.
Fancy Upholstery.
Owen & Stevenson, the furniture
dealers are doing a lot of fancy upholstering for the new year trade. Lounges, footstools and ottomans thus embellished make attractive and useful
additions to household furnishings. The tint of birds' o^x*. Especially the
llulit colors, are apt lo fade, on exi>o.s-
iire in museums to too great sunlight.
This is the case with tlie greenish blue
ojiifs. as those of the imivre. By experiment the darker colored cjiks of
olive brown or chocolate hue have been
found to undergo little change.
a very curious method of making an
underground conduit or pipe is reported
from France. A trench is iiuir. und ee-
meat or concrete placed In the bottom.
on this mi inflated canvas-covered
lubber tube is laid, and more eenient
is added until th. lube is covered.
When Uie cement has set, the tube is
allowed to collapse and is withdrawn,
leaving n concrete or cement conduit
A ilussiun chemist lias discovered a
most powerful anaesthetic, it is several thousand times more powerful thnn
chloroform, volatilizes most readily,
and nets when freely mixed with air at
great distances. Experiments are being
made at St. Petersburg to see if it cannot be enclosed in bombs, whieh would
hnve the extraordinary effect of anaesthetising instead of wounding the
enemy. ,
A cotrrespondeut of Nature tells n remarkable story of a dog, which having, through nn accident, lost both legs
ou the right-hand side, has learned to
walk and to run on Its two remaining
legs. Mining h renin ins of the right
foreleg to serve as an occasional prop,
but when running the dog touches the
ground only with the two left legs.
With these It hnpn rapidly along, and
having been a trained sheep-dog before
the accident It manages lo herd its
flock us it did when it had all its legs.
The Scientific American describes an
electric trolley road wagon which lias
been invented ami tested at Reno, Nevada. Wires, like those used In city
streets, are stretched on poles along the
road, and the wagon receives Its current from those wires by means of a
connecting cable, automatically, to two
hundred feet. If necessary, thus permitting the wagon to turn around, or to
follow curves in the road. ' lt Is suggested thot water-DOWet may lie utilized to develop the electricity.
Tlie use of aluminum ls gradually
spreading, and has now been applied
to the making of violins. Violins made
entirely of aluminum are said to have
ii richer lone Mum those made of wsood.
and the inventor declares that lie has
fOund R properly lu the metal which
consists of a tendency of the fundamental tones io outweigh the upper
tones. Pop this reason means ure employed by which the player can regulate or introduce the partial tones to
suit his individual laste. Naturally the
feeling for wooden violins is still very
strong, but the aluminum instruments
are having a steady sale.
How often we bear the remark, "We
shall tunc ruiu, the atmosphere is so
heavy." The reverse is true. When one
set's smoke hanging from u chimney,
with a tendency to sink to the ground,
it indicates that the almosphere Is
light���in fat-t, too light to float the
smoke. When the smoke rises from
the chimney it Indicates a heavy ul-
niosplieie. A column of smoke is not a
liad barometer, for a barometer simply
records the pressure of tlie atmosphere.
When the atmosphere is light and the
smoke settles, the pressure of the mercury Is light and the column falls, indicating storm. When the atmosphere
Is heavy and the smoke rises, the pressure Is greater nnd the column rises, Indicating fair weather.
Aged Man a Wander  r.
investigations regarding the report
thnt an old man named Alnnxo Huntley had walked from this city to .Mies,
Mich., has resulted lu a curious story.
The old gentleman not ouly hulls from
Council Bluffs, but he has a remarkable history. He hus relatives lu various
portions of the country who ure willing and able to care for hlm, but he absolutely refuses to take up a permanent abiding place.
There Is something pathetic about his
wanderings. Years ago h|s wife died,
and from a happy, steady husband he
developed Into a veritable wandering
Jew. With the grief occasioned by that
event his mind beeame unsettled, and
he could not be satisfied any place. He
lias a sister, Mrs. Tinnell. of Monona
County, in this State, and a niece In
this city, Mrs. F. M. Phillips. He wns
staying with the Phillips family, but
last spring became restless and started
to find hl�� sister, Mrs. Badger, supposed to live near Nlles, Mich. He Invariably carries h|s bucksaw aud Is
followed by a devoted little black dog.
Ills wanderings have covered a large
area of the United States. He depends
upon his wood sawing for a living, and
when money Is given him by his relatives he saves It and walks rather than
spend It for car fare. Once he started
from Michigan nnd tramped to California ln search of Mrs. Tinnell, whom
he found on his return trip at Platts-
mouth, Neb.
Bight or nine years ago be had a Job
of wood clearing near this city and decided to marry and settle down ouce
more. So he purchased a new suit ot
clothes und took his bride to a small
sottage. Love lu the inittnge was short
lived, and one day about three weeks
after the marriage things became too
Interesting for him, nnd he deliberately
threw u plate at his spouse, picked up
his bucksaw, whistled to his dog and
left' his wife to get a divorce, which
she very promptly did.--Council Bluffs
Nonpn Bell.
Thrashed Him and His Sister and Expelled Them Both.
Tliere is one young school teacher In
Long Island who need never be ont of
a job. So completely did she succeed
In quelling a rebellion last week that
offers from other places hnve already
been received, but the school directors
Will not hear of her departure. Her
inline is Ella Hart, and here is how she
came to establish herself so iirnily in
her present position:
.lolin Coleman, who is a boy of tender
years, but tough tendencies, has for
several days lieen living under the
shadow of the rod. Miss Hart lias an
official whip, und Friday her experienced observation told her that John
Coleman was ripe for castigatlon nnd
she colled hlm up to receive his due.
The operation proceeded with complete success for a few moments. Johnnie Coleman gave all the evidences of
mortal anguish customary to such occasions. He squirmed and twisted and
rcnde.l the air with lainentutlons, protestations und ejaculations of penitence.
Stella Coleman, a stout girl of 18
years, sister of Johnnie, heard the
wnils of her brother and nppeured as
a rescue and punitive force. She dashed Into the room like a young whirlwind and attacked the teacher with a
rush. The boy took advantage of the
diversion to rub himself a few times
where he felt that rubbing was neces
sary and salutary and then Joined in
the attack. Miss Coleman scratched
vindictively and reached for her teacher's hnlr. Miss Hart proceeded lreth-
odlcally and according to the most approved principles pf pedagogics She
flrst captured the girl's hands and then
tripped her up, threw her and sat on
her. Then she reached for her whip
and thrashed Miss Coleman until nil
the tight and most of the family affection were thrashed out of her. After
that she caught Johnnie Coleman and
began ou him all over again.
Having completed her work conscientiously nnd thoroughly. Bhe expelled
both the offenders and appeared before
the trustees, scratched and somewhat
battered and disheveled, but triumphant, and reported her action. She was
sustained and the school will probably
continue its exercises peacefully.
Buvc Up Honor and Reputation to Save
Her Husband's  Life.
Five years ago two continents were
Shocked by the perpetration of a coldblooded murder in Paris, France, -in
angry American husband shot a prominent Frenchman for being in his
wife's apartments. The participants
In this tragedy were Edward Parker
Deacon, of New York: ills wife, formerly Miss Florence .Baldwin, daughter of
tlie late Admiral Charles II. Baldwin,
O. S. N.: and Mr. Abellle, of Paris.
Deacon was arrested and Wed for
murder. I'nder French law the only
ground on Which a husband could be
l-'icht   Between    a    Tarantula   and   a
The mention of a tussle between a
spider aud a si ake does not conjure up
a very exciting scene; but the description recently given of a meeting of rnt-
tlesnukes und a tarantula spider shows
that the Insect Is by no means a despicable opponent.
As 1 caught sight of them (says the
narrator), the tarantula wa.s bristling,
wliile the rattlesnake reared his head
and thrust forth Ids forked tongue with
the rapidity of lightning. Thus the two
strange and deadly creatures remained
for a moment, gazing nt each other.
Suddenly there was heard tlie thrilling whirr of the snake's rattles, and
wilh the pliancy of a Steel spring the
snake threw himself Into a coll, with
his head raised In the center and vibrating rapidly from side to side. The
tarantula was as Immovable as If carved ln stone. Then with a motion almost too swift for the eye to follow,
the rattler struck; but he missed his
mark, for Ihe tarantula, with the speed
ot lightning, bounded Into the air, and,
descending OD one of tihe serpent's
coils, sunk his fangs Into (he flesh.
The snake Instantly begun thrashing,
and dislodged his foe. Again the tnran-
tulu became immovable, ami again the
serpent colled and struck, only to be
foiled. Fire seemed to flash from the
eyes of both tlie contestants, and Iwtli
appeared to know that lt was a fight to
the death.
There was now a tremulous motion
visible in every limb of the tarantula,
and it was evident thut he was contemplating offensive meustires. With a
huge leap he hounded upon his foe, and
once more sank his fangs Into the body
of the snake. This time It was ln vain
for the seriient to writhe and flounder,
for the tarantula clung to his enemy
with the tenacity of a bulldog.
The spld?r was bruised and beaten,
some of his legs were broken, but he
held on with desperate courage, and
gradually the efforts of the rattler grew
weaker, until at last his colls relaxed,
and, with only a fnlut vibration of his
tall, he lay stretched upon the ground,
dead. The venom of the taranlula had
done its work.
The fight lasted only ten minutes,
and was a most thrilling exhibition of
ferocity and courage. The quickness
of motion exhibited by the tarantula
was marvelous, and through It be
avoided belns? even once struck by the
acquitted of murder under such circumstances would lie that of the guilt
of the wife, and Mr. Deacon was practically acquitted, for his original sentence was for ouly a year's Imprisonment, nnd President Oarnot pardoned
him nfter he had served only n few
months. When he was liberated he
returned to this country and shortly
afterward wus placed in un Insane asylum, ilrs. Deacon, divorced from her
husband, remained In France until a
few months ago. when she also returned to America to take charge of her
four children. Since her arrival friends
have effected a reconciliation between
her and her husbuud.
Mrs. Deacon, to prevent the finding
of her husband guilty of murder and
to do everything possible to secure his
actual acquittal, did not put in any
testimony exposing the perjury of tho
hotel clerk. Nor did she offer testimony
as lo her husband's excessive use of
liquor and drugs. Such testimony
would only endanger her husband. If
she had told the truth her husband
might have beeu convicted of murder.
She contented herself with merely denying that there had beeu anything
wrong In the relations between Mr
Abeille and herself.
Summary of Railway-Steamer Time
Cards from Ksslo.
Cody, etc., Kaaio & Slocan Railway trains
leave Kaslo dally at 8 a. in.; returning,
arrive at Kaslo 3:50 p. m.
Rosebery and Nakusp, take K. * S. Ry.
from Kaslo to Sanaon, and thence Nakusp & Slocan Railway, leaving Sandon
dally at 7:45 a. m.; returning, arrive da.ly
at Sandon at 4:65 p.  m.
Victoria and other main line uolnta on
C. P. R., boat from Nakusp to Arrowhead, cars to Revelstoke, thence connect with east and west bound trains.
etc.. take Steamer Slocan on Slocan .lake,
connetlng with Nakusp & Slocan Ry. at
land and Grand Forks, take the Steamer
international from Kaslo dally at 5:45 a.
m., except Sunday, making connections at
Five Mile Point, near Nelson, with Nelson A Fort Sheppard Ry., then to North-
port. From Northport to cspokane con-
i tinue the railway, known south of
Northport as the Spokane Falls & Northern,   arriving  at  Spokane  at  ti:40 p.   ni.
For Rossland change at Not thport to
tho Red Mo_ntutn Hy., arriving sit Ros.s-
land 3t 3:40 p. m. Or, Ros.dand may be
reached from Nelson via Columbia A
Kootenay Ry. to Hobson, thence by river
Bteamcr to Trail, thence by Columbia A
Western Ry. to Rossland. Or. Rossland
may be reached via Nakusp and Trail by
dally steamers down the Arrow lakes and
Columbia river.
For Orand Forks and Boundary Creek
points, take S. F. & N. Ry. from North-
port to Bossburg or Marcus, thence by
stage across reservation.
son, otc, I. N. A T. Co.'s Steamer International leaves Kaslo dally, except Sunday, at 5:45 a. m.; returning, leaves Nelson
at 5 p. m., arriving at Kaslo about 8:30 [i.
C. P. R. Co.'s Steamer Kokanee leaves
Kaslo dally, except Sunday, at 7:30 a. m..
arriving at NelBon at 11 a. m.; returning,
leaves Nelson at 4 p. m., arriving at Kaslo at 7:30 p. m.
during navigation season thc I. N. A T.
Co.'s steamer Alberta leaves Kaslo
Fridays at 9 p. m. for Bonner's
Ferry. Idaho, thence by Great Northern
Ry. to Jennings, Mont., thence by river
during navigation season. Or take steamer from Golden, on C. P. R. main line,
Tuesdays and Fridays at 4 a. m., up the
Columbia and down the Kootenay river.
Baptist Church���Services will be held in the
school house every Lord's day. Morning ser-
vlcis, 11 o'clock; Sunday school and pastor's
bible class Immediately after morning service; evening services, 7:30. AU are cordially
invited to attend.
Hsv. H. C. Nrwcombe, Pastor.
Catholic Chubch���Corner ('. avenue and Sth
St. No regular pastor at present. Occasional
services by special announcement.
Masons���Kaslo lodge No. 25, A. F. and A. M.,
meets llrst Monday ln every month at Masonic hall over (ireen Hros.' store. Visiting
brothers cordially Invited to attend.
Hamilton Avers, w. M.
E. E. Chipman, Secretary.
Masonic: Chaiter���Kootenay Chapter, R. A. M.
holds regular convocations on the second
Tuesday of each month in Masonic Hall,
Kaslo. Visiting companions are cordially l��-
vlled. E. E-CmvMAN,/..
Chas. Tkiimbui.j., Scribe E.
Maccabees ��� Hlocan Tent No. fi, Knights of the
Maccabees, meets second and last Thursdays
of each month at Livingston's hall, Ksslo.
Visiting Knights cordially Invited.;
MOSS Holland, W, A. Havibs,
Keeper oi Records. Commander.
Foresters.���Court Kaslo No. 3:187, Independent
(iriier ol Foresters. Meets 2d and 4th Fridays
of each month iu Livingstone's Hall. Visiting brethren are cordially Invited.
Norman HclKTOSB, W. B. Strathern.
Itecordlug Secretary. Chief Ranger.
|'I:oi-i;ssion,\i.   uAKDH.
rjR. J. F. B. ROGERS,
Physician and Surgeon.
from   Kaslo   to   NiirrnuniHna:    lluxl-
ntn Points.
Graduate Trinity University, Toronto, Out.,
Member of College of 1'hyslctans and Surgeons,
Licentiate of the B. C, Council. Late ol Ne��
Vork Hospitals and Polyclinic. Hartin bonding, Kaslo, 11. C.
Notjury Public-
Arbitrator, Assignee
Conveyancing. Etc
Over l.umout fz Young's Book 8tore, J
Jeweler and Optician,
Reco Avenue, Sandon, B. C.
It Shown Ihc Time at Any Point ofthe
Karth'u fciirfuce.
A novel ustrononilcitl clock for the
schoolroom, iu which electricity supplies the power, hns recently been put-
ented. It shows the days of the week
anil the hours nt ull points of the
earth's surface. The question of International time Is a puzzling one to school
children, but by having this model constantly before them it is believed tbey
'will gradually obtain without effort
definite and accurate ideas on the subject. A round globe, whose surface
represents a map of the earth's surface.
Whitewater 17
Bear Isske   20
McCsulKan   23
Sandon 13 hours) 29
Cody   31
Three Forks   33
New Denver   38
Kosebery  41
Silverton  48
Slocan City   M
Nakusp 70
Halcyon Hot Spr'gs, 85|
Arrowhead  1(H��|
Laurie  109.
Thompsons Landing.113
Trout Luke City 125
Ferguson  130
Revelstoke  (31 his).. 133
Vernon  253
Penticton   1:93
KmiilnopH  261
Asheroft   308
Lytton   350
Yale  409
New Westminster...503
Vancouver (51 hrs)*.512
Victoria Ion hrs)*...,596
Seattle (28 hours).. ..tsSO
Tacoma (30 hours)...650
Portland (18 koure)..882
���Via C.   P.   R.
Ainsworth   12
Pilot Hay    20
Balfour  id
Sanca  38
Nelson  ,4 hours) 42
Ymlr  00
Robson  70
Trail  90
Northport (7 hrs)....103
Rossland (10 hours).. 120
Bossburg    122
Marcus  130
(Jriiiid  Forks    1811
Greenwood  1112
Anaconda  19n
Boundary  SOO
Midway    201
Spokane (13 hours)..232
Csoat River  05
lledlltiKton    (Rykerts 77
Port Hill    78
Lucas  .....108
Bonners Kerry (13 hlllO
Jennings, Mont 202
Wardner.   B.   C....380
Fort Steele*  400
Cranbrook   412
Oolden   230
Windermere*     280
Hanft    314
���Via   trail   about   1-5
above distances.
Is revolved inside a stationary ring,
graduated for hours of the day. Another disk, graduated for the days of
the week. Is also revolved, so as to
show through an opening two dnys of
the week at n time, and a Hue of de-
iiiarkation, cuiTied by the map disk,
���Imlleate* the dividing Hue between the
days of tlie week.
The druggist would rather sell a
pound of cure than an ounce of pre-
The World'., relttgrapti trine*).
The actual length of the telegraph
lines of the world is 7,1100,000 kilometers���not Including nearly 300,000 kilometers of submarine cable. This total
ls divided as follows: America, 4,050.-
000 kilometers; Europe, 2,840.000; Asia,
600,000; Australia, 350,000; Africa, 100.-
000. The entire length of nil these
wires Joined together would permit of
the establishment of twenty lines ot
telegraph between tbo earth aud th*
Gloucester Cathedral.
Gloucester cathedral's lady chapel,
one of the finest specimens of the per
pendlcular style of architecture ln England, has been restored and opened to
the public, after being closed for twenty-five years
liovernor-iieneral Karl ol Aberdeen
Premier Sir Wilfred Lanrler
Memlier of the  House of Commons, Dominion
Parliament, for West Kootenav	
   Hewitt Host'H'k
Lteut-lsovernor Hon. T. R. Mclnnes
Premier.. tlon. J. H. Turner
Attorney (Ieneral Hon.  1). M  Elierls
Cow. of Ijimls anil Works Hon. O, B. Martin
Minister of Mines and Education	
 Hon. Jas. liaker
Provincial Mineralogist Win. A. Carlyle
Members ol Legislative Assembly for West
North Riding J. M Kellle
South Riding J. F. Hume
Mayor Chas. W. McAnn
_ Aldermen���A. W. iloodcnough. F. E. Archer,
.1. D. Moore. O, Hartin, I), W. .Moore, (leo. W.
city Clerk K. E. Chipman
Police Magistrate Alex Lucas
City Marshal M. V. Adams
Assistant W. A. Milne
Auditor C. D. MrKenzle
Treasurer , S. H. llreen
Assessor 8. P. Tuck
Water Comm Issioner K. A. Cockle
Health Olllcer Dr. J. F. B. Rogers
City council meets every Thursday evening
at the city hall, 4th street, belweon Front St.
and A avenue.
Chief II ngh P. Fletcher
First Deputy Chief Uoorge Held
Socond Deputy ( hlef John (illlls
Third Deputy Chief Oeo. Whiteside
Secretary Archie Morris
Treasurer < '��� us Adams
Mining Recorder and Assessor-Tax Collector
 John Keen
Collector of Customs J. F. Mcintosh
School Trustees���August Carney, J. I). Moore,
U, O. Buchanan.   Principal���Prof. Jas. Hislop.
Cenenil delivery open daily (Sundays excepted) from Ra. m. until 7 p. in. Lobby open
from 7 a. m. to 9:30 p. m.
Malls for despatch closed as follows: For
all parts of the world every evoning except
Saturday.awl Sunday, at tl. p. m.
Mails arrive from I'nlted Slates and lake
pnlntr, daily except Sunday, at 9:80 p. ni.
From C. P. R. points and Slix-an {mints, arrive dally except Sunday, at 4:00 p. m.
Registration olllce open....8:80a. m., 0:80 p. in.
Money order ollice and Postolllce Savings Bank
open ilu. in.   to op. III.
8. II. IIKKKN, Postmaster.
Mrst}. S. Johnstone*
Embroidery and
Mantua Making;.
A Avenue, west of Pacific Hotel,
Qfflflfl Barber Shop,
halt. imof*., Kaslo, b. c.
ItBTNew 'Nickel Tubs.    Tickets   good
lor three baths, $1.
and Real Estate
Correspondence solicited.
Address, KASl.O, li. C.
Ta   the   I.miles.
! Ss-iiil ten cents to Womankind, Springfield.
I Ohio, U. S. A., and receive Womankind, a
j handsome home magaslne for three months anil
I a free copy ot the Womankind Cook Book. You
I will be pleased with both the paper and book.
The beautiful doorway to Koucn cathedral, forming part of perhaps tho most
picturewjue facade in existence, is in no
Imd a state of repair that the municipal
council has been forced to depart from its
principle not to assist ecclesiastical restorations aud has voted $20,000 toward
tho work.
"Does you wife do much fancy work!"
"Funcy work?    She won't even let a
porous plaster come into the house without crocheting a rod scallop round it and
running yellow ribbon through the holes."
Of the 87 silk mills erected in 181)1, S3
are located in Pennsylvania, 0 in New
York state, .1 in Paterson, N. J., 3 in Connecticut, 1 in South Carolina, 2 in Virginia
nud I in Rhole Island.
Methodist chiiich������or. C. and fith St. Divine services every Sunday nt 11 a. m. ami
7:80p.m. Sunday school at'_::*!. strangers
always welcome.
L". AfW Proci'kier, it, A��� Pastor.
Presbyterian CncRcii-Corner 4th street and
B avenue. Services every Sunday at 11 a. m.
and 7:110 p, m. Sunduy school anil Bible class,
���J:30p. m. Prayer meeting Wednesday evening at S o'clock. Free seats; strangers and
others heartily welcome.
Rev. Janes Nairn, Minister.
Church or Enoland���Southwest corner ore
avenue ami ."sth street. Services every Hnnday at 11 a. in. aud r.'M p. m. All an cordially Invited. Rev. C. F. Yates,
Mlssioner in Charge.
One of the novel ideas of decorative
'��� effect in Japan is to catch fireflies, keep
| them in a cage or box of wire until you
'��� have Compaily, and then release them in
i the garden for the guests to admire and
Lill. about.
On it stone of the temple of "Wingless
Victory" on the Acropolis at Athens, au
inscription haa been found stating that
the monument was built by Kallicratea,
who was ono of the architects of the Parthenon. This fixes its date at about 450
vc��r* before Christ. ...PAYING A DEBT...
come to the end of his
tether and he knew It. He
made no fuss about the
matter, and any of his
1 frelnds who met him that
i evening could not have
told from his manner that
anything was wrong.
Grant hud taken big
chances to Increase his
fortune and now he realized that the Jig was up,
exposure might come In
a week, or It might lie delayed for a month, but It wus sure lo
come, unless he had ��1,000 In hard cash,
and that amount he knew he could not
get. Of course if exposure could have
been staved off for some years everything might come out all right; old
Moui'kinii might die aud young Monck-
tou come Into the business.
Old Mouckloii, Grant's employer, wns
a hard-hearted skinflint who would
have no mercy when Investigation
showed that his assistant was a defaulter. He was hard, even to his own
son. and lt wasn't likely that he would
show mercy to oue who was no relative
of his.
On the other baud Stillinitn tirant,
who was a calculating young fellow,
���lad many times helped young Mouek-
ton when lu trouble of a monetary nature. He did this not because bo liked
Ihe young mau particularly, but because he was his employer's sou and
would some time come Into the business.
Young Monckton owed Grant money,
but even if he paid It all that night It
was not enough to cover the defalcation, and so was useless.
Grant had taken Ihe money, not lu
any momentary weakness, but because
he calculated he could make himself a
rich iiiiiu by the use of it. These calculations turned out to be erroneous,
and for mouths Grant had been exercising his Ingenuity to stave off exposure.
He had not deluded himself with any
false views as to what would happen
when exposure came. He hail made
up his mind. There should be no trial
with imprisonment nt the end of It. He
knew an easier way out of the ilitttciilty
than that. He had bought a quantity
of morphine which he kuew. when the
time came to take lt, would iusure hlm
a swift and tolerably easy death. He
knew that six or seven, or perhaps ten
years' Imprisonment was the penalty
for his offense and he had no desire or
Intention of fnctug such a punishment.
He walked that night to his rooms
everlooklng the Thames embankment.
He went to a cupboard und spent some i
time In choosing with pnrtlciilar.rnrc a 1
bottle of wine he Intended to drink. He j
poured out a small draught of the bev-!
erage and taking the paper of morphine j
he opened It carefully and sprinkled
the white contents on tbe surface of
the wine.   He watched It as it slowly
settled and finally disappeared ln the
liquid; then he poured another glass of
wine and drank It off.   There was no
hurry about drinking the poisoned cup;
be had all the night before him, so l.e
drew his comfortable arm-chair up to
the fire and sat down wondering who
would find his dead body In the morning.    At last taking up the poisoned
glass be paused for a moment with It
in bit hand, thinking he heard a step
on the stair.  Tbe next minute his surprise  was   a certainty   as   someone
rapped at ibis  door    Hastily putting
down the glass, he shouted, "Gome In,"
forgetting the door was locked; then
he rose hurriedly, drew the bolt back
ami opened the door.
"Hullo, Charleys" Grant snid when
he saw who it was. The sou of his employer entered with a radiant look on
his face.
"Well, .Stlllmaii. I have come to secure my debt to you. 1 have made up
my mind thai you shall not suffer by
my having borrowed money from you."
"Oh. that's all right," said Grant
carelessly, "1 don't need the money."
"No, I know you don't need it," said
Monckton, "but It struck me that if
anything happened lo me my father
would never acknowledge the debt and
you would be out of Jusl that much."
"Ii doesn't really matter, you know,"
said stlllmaii Gram in the same unconcerned voice. "1 shall always be happy
to lend you money when you need It
and I have It."
"Thanks, old fellow. 1 know that."
said Young MoiieUton. "You are as
generous ns (lie old man Is sllngy. Nevertheless, I got a windfall the other dey
ami the minute I received lite money 1
thought of you."
"Ah." said tiraut. with his eyes
brightening somewhat. "How much
was It?"
"Five hundred pounds in one lump,"
answered the other.
"Oh," said Grant iu a disappointed
"Y'ou don't congratulate tne." cried
young Monckton. "Five hundred
pounds are not to lie scoffed at."
"No," replied Grant; "still ibOO isn't
a fortune, you know."
"It Isn't, but it might be turned Into
a I lily sum of money. Now let me tell
you whal I have done. Grant. 1 know
1 will never be able lo pay you that sum
of money; If 1 became a partner In Ilie
business It might be different, so I look
part nf the .."iOO and Insured my life
for ��2.0110, making it payable to yon at
my death. If 1 live 1 will eventually
Come lulu the business and then you
will gel back the iiinuey you have lent
me with handsome Interest; but if I
am cut off in one of my sprees, which
ls more than likely, then you will get
back all your money with Interest at
several thousand per cenl."
As the yoilug mau said this he drew
from an Inner pocket what Grant saw-
was evideutly au Insurance policy.
"There you are. iny boy. wHh the lirst
year's premium paid," said Monckton,
as he threw the policy on ihe table,
"I'll leave II with you. because you are
a steady, sober fellow. If I can't pay
the next premium when it falls due
you'll pay ll fur me and charge It up to
the account 1 already owe you. Y'ou
see. my friend, you are quite safe as
far as your money is concerned, whether I become a st.nd. respectable and
rich man of business, or whether I am
cut off In the flower of iny youth."
Grant lay back 10 his chair with his
eyes partially closed as he picked up
and examined the document. He saw
It was all right and perfectly legal. At
last be said, In a low tone and with deliberation: "1 think you might have
spent your money much more profitably, Monckton, than In paying a year's
premium on yotn life. Bless me! you
will live till yon are 00."
"I hope ro," sold the young man,
"but meanwhile you tnke care of that
document, nnd if tlie time ever comes
that there Is money collectable on lt
you are the man who Is to have It. As
you see, I have made the policy solely
to you."
"Thanks, old man," said Graut, as he
placed the policy on the table.
"Well," said Monckton, "X must be
off. Won't you come out aud take a
"I think not," said Graut; "I'm busy
to-night, but if you wish a drink, have
a glass of wine with me."
"I don't mind If I do," said young
Grant pushed towards his the glass
of wine in wbicb be had sprinkled tbe
morphine, then be poured out wine for
himself In another glass. "Here's to
you," he said, drinking.
Young Monckton drank off the wine
and smacked his lips after. "That has
a curious taste, Grant," he said; "what
ls it?"
"Oh. It Is a special brand I drink
when I am not sleeping well. You will
And It very soothing."
"Well, good night,' Stillmnn, old fellow."
"Good night to you, Monckton, and
pleasant dreams."
"Oh, I'm not going to dreams yet
awhile." said Monckton. "A few of tn
nre to have some games at the Raquut
"Ah," said Grant, "that's a long distance from here. Better hnve a hansom.   Gome, I'll see you out."
They walked down the stair togethei
and at the door young Monckton said
"Yes, I think I will have a hansom. I
feel rather drowsy."
"Oh. you'll be all right when you get
Into the fresh air," rejoined Grant. Ths
young man staggered slightly, as If lis
were Intoxicated. The other watched
him go down the street aud hull a cab.
"Poor devil," said Grant to himself,
as he turned away. "He was an unlucky chap to come in at that moment
on that particular errand. Tliere ls n
time for everything, and that was nol
the time for insurance policies. 1 sup-
pose that, not having premeditated thc
murder, i have left some loose clew
that will enable Ilie police to trace ths
thing to me. Still I shall lie no worse
off than I was an hour ago, and nftet
all, nothing matters very much, Bet n
fiver I'll be caught."
But he wasn't. The medical men
said the young fellow had died of a disease with a long name, and then thc
Insurance company claimed It had been
defrauded by the fact of his having the
malady concealed from lliem. Tliu��
was the honest man defrauded out ol
inveetiscatlon Ia Bald to Show that It
Waa No Shoestring Affair.
Now comes some iconoclast and declares that it was no miracle by which
David slew Goliath. Investigation
shows that the famous-sling that shot
the stone was no mere shoestring affair. And the stone was no mere pebble. The s.siatie sling is two yards
long, and as thick as a man's finger.
David could have hanged GotUuth with
lt had he happened to catch him, and
tt -would hnve borne a giant's wejlgbt.
The sling throws its missile so that lt
Central Hotel*
_rront,St. Kmln.
Ke��   Building ami  Newly   Furnished
A First-Clam liar in Connection.
���%%'%%'%'%'V -%r-aj
Furnished Rooms.
Conducted by Missis Cane.
Klectrle lights., baths, steam heu'eii.   Kverr-
thlng tirst class.   Corner A avenue anil
Fifth street, Kaslo. 11. c.
Kaslo, B. C.
...Rates $1.00 and Upwards..
ADAMS BROS., Proprietors.
travels at the rate of aliotit fifty mllei
an hour. A stone ns large as a hen'!,
egg crushing Into a gentleman's head
at that rate would naturally prove
more or less fatal,
| Sole agents for Pabst Beer, Milwaukee,
r Wis.
Hotel and
Good rooms and good living.    Kestau-
rant in charge of Oscar Moiison.
comb, l i.l. show voc nt.'T.
his insurance money, nud he war
nabbed by the police for Ills defalcations before he could purchase more,
poison. In one of her Majesty's prisons he now regrets the fate of his
friend.���Detroit Pree Press.
The I'.ra of Hence.
Great Britain is now building eighty-
nine war vessels; France Is it close see
ond. with eighty-three; Russia Is now
working on thirty-nine peacemakers.
Italy on thirteen and Germany on n'.tn*-
teeu, but the late large appropriation
for the German navy will grenlly enlarge the Kaiser's operations. Explosive bullets have been lung excluded
from civilized warfare ns barbarous,
but sensitive Britain is chuckling over
a new missile designed lo convert
heathen Afrldls and Africans from the
error of their ways, which simply
means murder, expanding from n clean,
round hole ut the point of entrance tn
a ragged chasm three or four inches in
Kqiial to Nerve Tonic.
"Hoar about the robbery hist Bight?
asked the grocer.
"No," replied the early customer:
"where did It occur?"
"Klght here." said the grocer;
"thieve* broke tutu my store and stole
three barrels of sugar."
"Well," mused the customer, "I suppose they will have saud enough tc
tackle a bank the next time."
A New l-.nvr-lope.
An envelope for carrying merchandise through the malls ls so constructed with reversible flaps and a stiffening
strip attached to the cloning flap that
the inside of the envelope may becomi
the outside, and the same envelope
used to return merchandise ln Ihe sami
manner In which lt wns forwarded.
An Unfortunate Offer.
Adolphus Dudlngton (pleadlnglyi-
Don't be cruel and hard-hearted, colonel. Give me your daughter's hand,
and I promise she shall never be separated from her family.
Col. Bluntly���That's precisely why I
object to the marriage.���Detroit Frcti
Mij-ht Be True.
Doctor���There is one thing ln tin
scriptures that pussies me, nnd that 1?
to what the longevity of the ancients
can be attributed. Have you any the
ory to offer?
Minister���It may have been owing tc
the fact that there were no physician?
In those days.
The hotel clerk who puts on a brill-
taut front Is not the only pebble. A
great many newspaper men use past*
An excellent catarrh snuff can be
made by mixing equal parts of powdered camphor, borax and salt,
for one afflicted by bolls a good remedy is found In a oiie-flfth grain pill of
sulphide of calcium taken every three
hours. A dose of Itoehelle salts should
also be taken before breakfast several
limes a week.
Meat three limes a day Is harmful to
any person of sedentary habits, and
even a laborer Is better off with meat
but twice a day. as It contains so much
nitrogen thai the liver and kidneys are
given too much work to do. Meat In
moderation wltb plenty of vegetables
and fruits should lie the rule.
ImioiI is often made unpalatable by
being too greasy. This Is a common object Ion to meat broths. Mutton nnd
chicken broths should always be skimmed several limes before they are served. The last trace of oily substance
can be removed by passing blotting
paper or a bit of bread over the surface.
Children receiving nature's nourishment slop when Ihey are satisfied.
Their capacity varies greatly. A child
artificially fed should. If In good health,
be able in lake six ounces at a feeding
at the age of three months, aud such a
feeding should consist of 21.. ounces of
milk. Ihe balance as directed by a physician. Ordinarily the feeding ls best
composed as follows: Sterilized milk,
21/. ounces; boiled water, ISMi ounces;
sugar of milk. ' _ teaspoonful; tuiviniiie,
10 drops. Dining the flrst week of an
infant's life its stomach contalnn ubout
an ounce itwo lablespooufulsl and this
should be Uie amount given nt one
feeding, to be repeated every hour In
Ihe case of a very hungry Infant, nnd
every hour and a half otherwise.
Front;Street,       -       -     KASLO, B. C.
Columbia  Hotel,
J   P. BEELER, Prop.
Clean and Comfortable Rooms
Best Bar in Kaslo.
Front sStreet,
Silver Bell
Fourth Street,       -       -       Kaslo, B. 0,
By Johnston Bros.
Open Day anil night...
Everything first-class.
Meals from 25 cents Upwards.
���Mil Hit II till 11 till Ills 11
An Kxchnnge of Twin*.
Besides the ordinary rent paid to the
landlord, II Used to lie customary In
the Highlands for tlie tenant to give to
his master one of Hie calves or htnilw if
lt happened that a cow or ewe should
bring forth twins. This seems a little
bard, bnt ilie gain was not all on one
side, for the master was obliged If thb
wife of any of his tenants happened to
hnve twins, io take one of the babies
and wing it up in bis own family. As
cases of twins happened once In every
sixty-nine births, this adoption by the
master must hnve been a fairly frequent occurrence,
AY Un esses.
Mrs. Brow u-.l ones���Your    neighbors
isay your husband abuses you dreadfulMrs. .lones-Bi'own (eagerly)���Do they?
Then I'm going to get a divorce.���The
Yellow Book.
Occasionally, when a man tries to
commit suicide, the stomach pumr
should le enjoined.
Finely Ktiriilnheii Throughout; Pining Roes
Service Unexcelled: liar Blocked With
choice Unison and cigar*.
The Revere, *�� ***
.1. M. BLAIKIK, Prop.
Finely fnrnisbed rooms, hard finish,
everything new, electric lights.
A avenue. Kuslo, 11. C.       P. O' box 44.
Telephone No. 3.
$2 a week up.
Enquire over .1.15. Wilson's store,
Front Btreet,       -      -     KASLO, B. C.
j�� WHERE? j��
Why to the Slocan Beer Hall, where yot*
can getfreah draft beer by the achooaer
or quart.
A Avenue, .... Kanlo, B. C. ���i bin i
For the Next Thirty Days!
On account of 111 Health, J. B. WILSON will Begin Closing Out on FEBRUARY ist, His Entire
I Stock of Groceries, Crockery, Hardware, Gents' Furnishings, Shoes,Hats,Stationery,Notions,etc.
JOHN B. WILSON, Kaslo, B. C.
;��� ss_��sk=��#_&<s=_s�� ��*^i��s-i_^s^sS����%��*a==��*Ai
Review of Ihe Week-Ore
Transfers, Certificates of Iniiirovement-Suniiiiary
of Laws Goveroiug Mineral
Following are the ore shipments for theweek
ending   Keb.-:i ovci the l\*islo s_ Slocnn Iiy:
Pueblo nnd Everett...
. Pueblo ami Everett.
Until i
I,uckf( Jim..
Slnelm Star
i.nst chance..
Queen Bess..
Montezuma .
RiilivJlllvcr ......
Silver Ball Kuslo
Fountain Fraction..   "
,1'ilol ll*y.
. .Pueblo.
..Pueblo. .
..Henver .
. ..Kaslo..
. .Tacoma.
. 100"
.. 80-
.. 80
.. 20
.. IS
Total tons
.. .Aurora  82
Aurora  10
New York, Feb.M.-Sllvcr, 685$.
Isead���Hull; t-okurs' price, sja.ti;  exchange,
From .Ian. 1,1888, to date tne leading minus
oltlie Kloean region have snipped over the
Kaaio A Slocan Railway tor water transportation Irom Kaslo, us follow*:
Slocan Star*	
Rambler-carl bin
.   13001 Eureka	
8S0 Fidelity	
.   um'Kovcreign...
.    160 Queen Bess.
namuier-' tii ius-j         .-,...i,jn.,.s  --
Luckv Jim      840iMontezuma  212
Last "Chance     BltiCharlcston  15
cioodenough       aii Antolne  83
��� Concentrates.
The following is a partial statement of ore
shipments over the C. P. R. irom Slocan and
Lardeau points since January 1st, not included
in the foregoing: 	
Mine'. Tons. Mine. tons.
Vancouver       40iSilver Cup     UW
tBtocan Star    gW|Waverl��y  <_>
Of the foregoing, the following have paid dlv
Idcnds as follows:
(���ayne �� 7U0,0IM:Ncible Five...
Slocan Star... 400,l��HJ cioodenough..
limli  800,000 'Washington.
Ileco  .87,.VHI,Jackson...
,            20,000
40,000 Surprise       20,000
Besides thc foregoing, other mines, linstock
ed, have paid dividends as follow*:
Idaho I 'itO.OOOjLast ChancsT^      60,000
Whitewater...    1M.OU0! Antolne       B6fl00
slocan Boy...      2."..0O0i Monitor       lfl.OQO
Following ls a comparative statement of ore
shipped from parts o! the Slocan and Alnswortli
mining districts, passing through the custom
houso at Kaslo to foreign smelters for Ihe rive
recorded, months of 1885, all ol 189�� anillW:
Gross Weight   Cross Value of
' l'ar'      i ol Ore in Lbs.
18II.", (ft months)  2,302,890
181KI (12 months)....        2S,fM,H24
1897 (12 months)....        7:l.:W>,390
Ore ln Dollars
*   114,5.11
[Where nojponslderetloii ls mentioned the
nominal sum of ��1 ls understood.!
Jan. 81���Deadwood, on Blue Ridge, Eric
Strand tsV-Jv D. Ryan, *S00.
Sleepy Eye on same, Frank Armstrong to
Cha*. Newhans and J. D. Ryan and Chaa.
French, 8600.
Bullion and Mayflower near Boar l.ake D. A.
Crawford to Agney Willey, confirmation deed
Same Agnes Willey to Geo. E. C. Martin.
Feb. l-SilverBeli and Golden Crown, John
Nyman to H. Giegerich, \$.
Silver King fraction on Jackson creek, A.
McC. Banting; to Cha*. Behrman, %.
Feb. 3���Rootenay Queen and  Slocan Chief
Mo. 10, on south Fork Kaslo creek,  H. P. llea-
oock and Herbert Shaw to John R. Rcavls, %,
' Jan. 29���Out of Bight, by W. F. Traves, eight
miles northwest of Kaslo near Kootenay Lake.
Jan. 27���Rod Star by Henry E. Croasdailc.
Jan. 81���Sleepy -Eye and Deadwood by Frank
Last Chance by Thos. McGovern.
Last Chance and Chinook by J. M. Mel'hee.
Feb. 1���Korea by Joseph Strict.
Feb. 2���Ontario by Wm. Ilraden.
Good Luck and Bonlta by Julia C. Wright
and Frank L. Fitch.
Skylf.rk by Adams British Col. Co.
Stiver Bell and Monarch by L. J. McAtee.
Feb. a^fcon King by Wni. GInol.
Marble City and Tacoma by R. Shade.
Following is a tabic of the leading slocked
mining companies of the Slocan and Alnswortli
mining divisions:
Slocan Star. 	
Noble Five	
Great Western	
American Boy	
St. Keverne	
London Hill	
Black Diamond	
No. of
JNO stock on the market.
Any person over 18 years of age may become
a free miner on paying 16 to any gold commissioner or mineral recorder and obtaining u certificate good for one year. A new eertilicatc
may be obtained for one lost, by paying |1.
A free miner's eertilicatc is uot transferable.
Any person or company working a mineral
claim, held as real estate without license, may
be lined $25, Mines become real estate after
crown grant has been issued.
Should co-owner fail lo pay up li is free miner's eortilicute his interest goes to his co-own
ers pro rata according to their interests.
A free miner may cut timber on crown lands
and kill game for his own use at all seasons.
A free miner may obtain a five-acre mlllslte
upon crown lands, ln the form of a square.
A claim may he held from year to year by doing work to the value of one hundred dollars.
Two claims in each mining division not on
Ihe same vein or lode, may be held, and more
than one on the same vein if held by purchase.
Lodes discovered in tunnels may tic held if
recorded in fifteen days from discovery.
A free miner may on payment of $500, in lieu
of expenditure on claim, obtain a crown grant.
Any miner may, at the discretion of commissioner,obtain water right for a term of 20 years.
Xo transfer erf mineral claim or intorest'is enforceable not in writing, signed and recorded.
Mo miner shall suffer from any act of omission or commission on the part of officials.
No claim shall be.open lo location during last
illness of holder, nor within 12 months after his
death, unless by permission of gold commis'n'r.
A mineral claim must be recorded within 15
days after location, if within 10 miles of office
of recorder. One additional day Is allowed for
every additional 10 miles or fraction thereof.
Work on each claim to the value of $100 must
be done each year from date of record of mineral claim, Affidavit made by the holder, or
his agent, setting out a detailed statement of
the work done, must be filed with the gold commissioner or mining recorder, and a certificate
of work obtained and recorded, before the expiration of each year from the date of record of
said claim. A free miner holding adjoining
claims, may, subject to filing notice of his intention with the gold commissioner or mining
recorder, perform on any one or more of such
claims, all tho work required to entitle him to
a certificate of work for each claim. The same
provision applies to two or more free miners
holding adjoining claims In partnership, tn
lieu of above work the miner must pav $100
and get receipt and record of same.
The mining laws of British Columbia arc designed to afford the utmost protection to miners, and also to afford every encouragement to
prospectors to open up and locate mineral
properties. The prospector who has found mineral ln place, must mark his claim hv two legal
posts, each four inches square and not less than
4 feet'above ground, and are to be Nos. 1 and 2.
A legal post marked "discovery post" must
be placed on Ihc lode where It was discovered.
On No. 1. post must be written:
1. Initial post. 2, Name of claim. 3. Name
of locator. 4. Date of the location. 5. Approximate bearing of No. 2 post. (>. Length and
breadth of claim. 7. Number nf feet to the
right and left of location line.
On No. 2 post must he written:
1. Name of claim. 2. Name of locator. 3. Dale
of location. The line of No. 1 to No. 2 must be
marked bv blazing trees or planting newts,
Locations made on Sunday or public holtdav*
arenot for lliat reason Invalid.
P. Ross of Hamilton, Ont. and P. B.
Wood ol St.Louls.Mo., were registered
at the Kaslo this week.
The Silver Bell.
The Silver Bell on the South Fork
has over 60 tons of ore at the Kaslo
sampler for treatment. This was dug
out by two men in two month's time.
With the proceeds they expect to run
400 feet of tunnel, tapping the ledge at
150 feet. This mine is developing Itself
"from the grass root*." Tho returns
from the sampler show tha^ the carbonates gave 150 ounces of sliver per ton
and the galeua, *2<i2 oz.
New School District.
Provincial School Dist.ict No. 3, including Kootenay and Yale has recently
been formed with Wm. Burns as
inspector, with headquarters at Nelson.
He visited the schools here last Friday
and expressed himself well pleased
with the new building. He says a
larger attendance of scholars ia necessary before he can authorlee another
Water Commissioner May Invest
400 in New Machines, Etc.
Requested   Reduction of Theatre
License Refused���City Clerk May
Fay City J_ahorers.
At the regular meeting of the city
council .last Wednesday, J. D. Moore
was chosen as chairman in absence of
Mayor McAnn who was at Ainsworth.
All other members were present except Alderman Goodenough.
The monthly salary roll lor January
was ordered paid as well as a number
of smaller accounts. The account of
tho Gutta Percha Rubber company of
Toronto for 9389.80 was .laid over to
await the arrival of the goods, principally hose for the fire department.
The account of the Kootenay Electric
company for street lighting in January
wa9 also laid over for further investigation.
The January report of the water
commissioner was filed, showing a decrease in new connections owing to
the commissioners time being largely
occupied in thawing mains. This winter has demonstrated that three foet
depth is not sufficient for a main, oven
in this mild climate.
The application of J. S. Holland
manager of the Theater Gomique for
reduction of license from $5 to $2.50 per
day was not granted, the council instructing the clork to reply that the
license cannot be at present reduced.
Application of Ghief of Police Adams
for a city pound was referred to the
public works committee.
The clerk was authorized to pay
laborers on the water works on certificate of water commissioner without
waiting for action of council.
The water commissioner was empowered to buy a tapping machine, clamps,
corporation cocks, curb cocks, corporation boxes and a requisite amount of
piping the cost not to exceed $400.
Front St., Kaaio, B. C.    j FO- *��&MH6m ___
Lead (Broker's.)   Silver.
Saturday, Jan. 29	
Monday, Jan. 31	
Tuesday,  Feb.l 	
Wednesday,   Feb. 2...
Thursday, Feb. 3
.. 3.45 55 3-4
.. 3.-15 55 1-2
.. 3.45 55 3-8
.. 3.45 56 3-8
.. 3.45 55 1-2
Friday,   Feb. 4  3.45     55 3-8
Kaslo's Only Furniture Store.
Notwithstanding the fact that all
competitors in tho furniture business
in Kaslo are now out of tho Held, Owen
st 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 moderato
rates as betore.
Silver Production   Exceeds  the  Yield  of
The Slocan's silver will In the aggregate yield far better than the hardly-gotten gold of Klondike, and in the
end th< Kootenay silver district will-
as, indeed, it,- now does���far surpass
the productive value of the Yukon,
says the British Columbia Mining
Critic. Already among othersmlnes of
thiB great silver oountry thero are the
Payne, yielding dividends of nearly
$100,000 a month, and the Ruth, reported to be paying out profits of nearly $50,000 a month, while the Reco has
just declared a dividend of $100,00Q,and
the Idaho another of $30,000; in addition to whloh there aro the Whitewater and other paying mines. Even
iu 1897 the Slocan shipments will considerably exceed the output of the Yukon���which can not be reckoned at
more than $3,500,000 to date, while in
1898 the Slocan's productions will again
advance by leaps and bounds.
Wly should anyone want to leave
KooteuHy to go to Klondike? We suppose the explanation is that the genus
prospector is essentially a migratory
animal. Put a thoroughbreds sample
of the breed down on a plsco of .country
where you could not see' the gravel for
gold, and he would be^ready to break
camp and start for a new field any day.
He simply -cannot %te,j in one place.���
Victoria Colonist.
Read the British Columbia News
And Got tiie Monev!
I   have sold my  building
Peed Business in Kaslo to
Messrs. J. Turner & Co.,
Who will handle and keep
constantly a large stock of
Flour, Rolled Oats and all lines kopt in
a first-class Feed Store. I can recommend the people of this city to patronize the new firm for honest values for
their money.      W. G. NEELANDS.
Kalama (Goat River), B. C.
A Complete Hotel.
Mrs. H. Y. Anderson,
Formerly of the Columbia Hotel,Kaslo.
 Formerly of	
Hue moved his Stock and Equipment to
(Otherwise known as Armstrong Landing, or Goat River Landing), and will
re-open there in the new hotel built by
Capt., Westcott. Thi�� space ia reserved
or hiss__ore formal announcement.
_L. 8.J
VICTORIA, by Ihe cirace of God, of tlie United
Kingdom ol Great llrltain mui Ireland,
QUEEN, Defender oi the Faith, sic, *v���
To Our Faithful thoMcmbers elected to serve in
the lA-gtshitlve Assembly of Our Province
of Brinish Columbia, at OurCllv of Yiclo-
A. fl. SMITH.        j
Deputy Attorney General. I
WHEREAS, We ere desirous and resolved, as
soon as may be,to meet Our people oi Our Province of llrlllsh Columbia, ami to have their advice In Our Legislature;
NOW KNOW YE, thai for divers causes and
considerations, and taking luto coiisldeiation
the ease and convenience of Our loving subjects, We have thought fit, by and with the advice of Our Executive Council ol the Province
of British Columbia, to hereby convoke, and by
these presents enjoin you, ana each of you,that
on Thursday, the Tenth day of the month ol
February, one thousand eight hundred and
ninety-eight, you meet Us in Our legislature
or l'arliainoiitof Our Niild Province al Our city
ol Victoria, FOR TIIE DISPATCH OF BUSINESS, to treat, do, art, and conclude upon
those things which in Our Legislature of the
Provineeof British Columbia by the common
Council ol Our said Province may, by ihe favour of God, be ordained.
these Our Letters to be made Patent, and
the Ureat Seal nf the said Province to be
hereunto affixed: WITNESS, tho Honourable THOMAS H. McINNES, Lieutenant
Governor of Our said Province of British
Columbia, In Our City of Victoria, In Our
said Province, this thirtieth day of December, in the year of Our Lord one thousand
eight hundred and ninety-seven, and In
theslxty-tlrst year of Our Reign.
Hy command.
Provincial Secretary.
Application will bo made to the Legislative
Assembly of the Province of British Columbia
at its next Session for an Act to incorporate the
Kootenay Tunnel Company" for Ihe purpose
of buying, acquiring, selling, leasing, mortgaging, and constructing and operating tunnels or
ditches with switches and branches therefrom
for the development and drainage of mines and
mining claims and thu transportation, under
ground or otherwise, of ores, minerals, waste,
and supplies; dams, ditches, and pipe lines for
the Impounding and carrylngof water for milling power for domestic and all other purposes:
power plants for generating power of any kind
or nature, electricity and light; trails, roads,
tramways and railways and drainage ditches
ln connection with such tunnels and mining
and transportation operations; mills for sampling, concentrating, handling and reduction of
ores and minerals; smelting and reduction
plants; with power to build, own, equip, and
maintain telegraph and telephone lines ln connection with said undertaking, and to levy and
collect to the Arm, all parties using, and on all
ores, minerals, waste and supplies passing
through, over or upon said tunnels, ditches,
roads, tramways, and railways; and also for
thc purpose of conducting a general mining
business and all its allied interests Including
thc buying and selling of ores, minerals and
bullion; and also for tne purpose of raising and
securing of money for the purposes of the Corporation, of executing and negotiating the sale
and delivery of notes, bonds, and debentures
for such money for the said purposes with all
necessary and proper deeds of trust or mortgage to secure Ihe same on anv or all tho Company's properties, rights and franchises; and
also for the pm pose of acquiring all kinds of
real and personal property, together with Ihe
power of expropriating lands and rights of
ways; also for thc said Company to own the
minerals found in thc eourse of tunnelling or
ditching through lands not located before, and
where the line or direction of the tunnels or
ditches or any of thetn are or ls laid out upon a
plan to be filed with the Mining Recorder of
the District wherein the tunnel or ditch Is
situate. J. W. MOFFAT,
For self and Applicants.
Notice Is hereby ^glven that sixty IftOl day>
after date I will raaklng>ppllcatlon to tho
Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works at
Victoria to purchase the following described
lands ln the West Kootenay district and Ainu-
worth mining division: Beginning at a post
planted at the mouth of Woodbury Creek on
ihe shore of Lake Kootenay, thence north
eighty ISO) chains, thence east forty 140) chains
thence north eighty 1801 chains, thenee east tn
the shore of Kootenay lake, thence following
the shore southward to the point of commencement, containing 820 acre* mon or less.
Dated December IS, 1897.


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