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THE 11. C. NEWS.
BRITISH COLU
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VOL. I.
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Chairman of U. S. Bimetallic Commission to Resign.
KASLO, B. C., FRIDAY, DEC. 3L 1897.
Senator Wolcott of Colorado About to Part Company Witli the Republican
Party!
Following closely upon the recently
foreshadowed defection of Senator
Chandler from the single gold standard party (if the United States,come8 a
well authenticated report that Senator
Wolcott of Colorado, chairman of the
U. S. Bimetallic commission, is about
to resign that position and break with
the administration.
Mr. Wolcott has, since his return
from Europe, talked long and earnestly with the president, and he defends
the president, while taking a position
of open antagonism to Secretary Gage.
The assertion is made by Mr. Wolcott'a
sympathizers that Secretary Gago misrepresents the administration and that
if it were not for the political disturbance it would cause,..'Mr. Gage would
retiro from the cabinet.
This statement, which .is now made
prlvatelyjis likely to be made publicly
before long. If this is done the issue
will bo"raised and the publio will know
the facts.
Thy will be' that Wolcott will find
that he has misunderstood the position
of the president and will thenodratnatl-
cally announce his indignation at tho
administration. The president can
hardly be in sympathy with both Secretary Gage and the Colorado senator,
as Gage stands for gold alone, and
Wolcott for silver as well as gold.
As things are now tending, the president will probably have to break with
one or tho other ot thom, and, unless
heis misunderstood by the loaders of
his party and persons closest to him,
the break will not be with the secretary of the treasury.
Senator Teller wiil not discuss the
question affecting his colleague. He
foresaw the inevitable break. President McKinley, he thinks, cannot long
ride two horses going in opposite directions.
Wolcott at the New England Banquet.
At the 92nd annual banquet of tbe
New England Society of the city of
New York, Senator Wolcott recently
responded to the-toast, "The East and
West." In tbe course of his remarks
he touched upon the financial question
as follows:
"In certain directions our  domestic
differences aro crystallized and not disintegrating.   For more than a generation we have waited for the day when
parties would divide solely on national
questions and when  the old  sectional
issues growing out of the war, and the
race problem, would be  burlod.   The
time came.   The parties met on broad
economic question, and lo! we emerge
from the contest threatened   with another bitter sectional  division.   The
far west, largely the child of the cast
and pulsing with its blood, joins hands
with tho south.   The new alignment is
not only debtor against creditor, class
against class, but, in a land pervaded
-with eqnal devotion to what its people
believed is the  truest welfare of the
country, great majorities in  one  section face equally great  majorities in
another.
"Tbe west is not decadent; its views
are of men virile, industrious and genuine, and their beliefs are honest.Thoy
would scorn any sort of evasion of an
-obligation.   They are patriotic men.
There is in the whole far west hardly a
northern   born   man  who   was old
enough to go to  the   war, whom you
will not see on Decoration - Day  wearing proudly the badge of his old corps.
They are Americans; to a' proportion
greater, far greater, than In the east,
native-born" American citizens.   The
views they oherish.are held with practical unanimity.
"So universal a feeling as that which
pervades the great west can not all be
wrong.   You can notdispose of a con
vlction held by millions of in
people by calling it a craze; and some
day you may find it   worth your whi'e
to look for the truth where it is usually
hidden���somowhere between extremes.
"Somehow it is not really recognized
in the west that ability to reorganize a
western railroad and  swell  its  stock
and securities  several  millions every
time it is foreclosed   necessarily  indicates an equal   ability  to  determine
the  wisoet  economic  policy   for  the
farmer who lives   along  the  right of
way.   And men who  would   no  more
dream of entrusting their banker with
the duty of formulating their financial
views than they   would  of  entrusting
the man of whom they bought a shotgun, with the command of the armies
of their country are naturally inclined
to fear that in this part of  the moral
vineyard there is a tendency to assume
that the  possession  of great wealth
moaiis   necessarily  the  possession of
great wisdom.''
SLOCAN AND ROSSLAND
Payrolls Here Exceed Those There
by 100 Per Cent.
NO. 26.
Slocan and Ainsworth Mines Employ 1200 Men
at $3.50 as Against Itossland's
700 Men at $3.00.
REFUSES TO  INTERFERE.
Lord  Ballabury   Saya   Canada   Can Man.
age Ber Own Sealing Intereats.
London, Dec. 27.���Lord Salisbury,
the premier, has written to United
States Ambassador Hay in response to
America's latest proposal in the Bering sea controversy, thaj^ Great Britain enter into an agreement with thu
Un'.ted States, Russia and Japan to
stop sealing. Great Britain declines
to enter into such an agreement.
Lord Salisbury says, in substance,
that he has 'communicated -with the
Canadian government, which has the
foremost interest in the sealing question, and that Canada is unwilling to
become a party to such an arrangement as is proposed by the United
States. Therefore, England, continues Lord Salisbury, whose Interest is
but slight, would not be justified in
acceding to the proposals.'
Lord Salisbury's answer emphasizes
the policy of England not to interfere
in Canada's foreign,relations.
The Rossland Miner has recently
publishing a detailed statement of the
number of men employed in that gold-
copper camp which includes mines
working as low us 4 men, aud foots up
632. The Miner throws in 68 which it
says are probably employed in the
smaller properties of tho camp to swell
the total to 700. The average wages
paid there are $3 per day. Among the
larger properties the numbers of men
employed are given as follows: LeRoi,
236; War Eagle, DO; Center Star, 30;
Iron Mask, 30; Sunset, 30. So that
considerably over half of the men of
the Rossland camp are employed in
five of the mines.
The following silver-lead properties
of the Slocan and Ainsworth divisions
located within a radius of 15 miles
from Kaslo by air line, are given as
making an interesting table for comparison.' The wages in these camps
are 93.50 per day.       j
The pay rolls of twenty representative mines now operating, as closely as
can be ascertained,are given herewith:
Mine. No. Mun.   Mino. No. Men.
enson is shut down for a week or two
owing to the scarcity of ore.
The Tariff .Mine has doubled its
working force during the last two
weeks, and is now turning out large
quantities of oro under the new management of A. D. Wheeler.
The Black Diamond has also largely
increased its working force.
The Albion is reported as looking
���well, there being about 20 inches of
good clean ore and about 4 feot of concentrating ore. They will soon begin
to ship oro to the concentrator. About
8 men are employed on this property,
with D. W. Clark as foreman.
No. 1 mine is looking better than it
has for years, and still continues to
ship large quantities besides what is
sacked in the mine.
BORENE IS
Discharged on Preliminary E.\-
PILOT KAY CONCENTRATOR.
Working Steadily   on   Tariff,   lilue   Bell
and l.ni'liy Jim Ores.
Insufficient Evidence  to Hold Him as
sponsible For Ilie Untimely Death
of Albert Ashtoa.
He-
CONFISCATION FOR SEDITION.
A Canadian Newapaper Rumor Affirmed
and Denied.
London, Dec. 24.���The New York
correspondent of the Morning Post
says:
The Canadian government at tho request of Great Britain has ordered the
confiscation of seditious publications.
This ia primarily due to a desire to prevent the Canadian independence movement from stimulating disaffection in
India, but it will have the effect of
suppressing all publio discussion as to
annexation to the United States and
other subjects.
Ottawa, Dec. 26.���When shown the
item published in the London Morning
Post yesterday under a New York date
to the effect that the Canadian government at the request of Great Britain
had ordered the confiscation of seditious publications, R. W. Scott, secretary of state, characterized the story
aB utter nonsense.
"Canada," said he, "has all the inde-
pendencej that is needed by a nation;
Its connection with Great Britain adding strength to that independence."
MANITOBA HI WOOL QUESTION.
Toronto Olobe Saya the Euoycltcal Mnkr.
no Change*.
Payne mo    No.i 40
Slocan Star 120     Tariff  2.1
Whitewater 110 Black Diamond.. 20
Kuth loo     Antolne  25
Beeo  80    ilVanhoe  %j
Idaho  70      Rambler  22
Montezuma  70      Dardanelles  22
Queen Bess  SO      Ajax  10
Lucky Jim  25      Qooilenough 15
Last Chance  20 Whitewater Deep 10
Total 1,028
The number of smaller properties
now operating, employing from 3 to 10
men, will doubtless easily increase the
above figures to 1200.
The foregoing list does not include a
nnmber of .noted mines which on account of the season, or some other deterring cause, are either temporarily
closed down, or aro working very light
forces. Among these aro the Wash
ington, Jackson, Great Western, Surprise, Slocan Boy, Monitor,Wonderful,
Best and Noble Five.
Considering the running forces of
those mines and the large number of
properties employing from three to 10
men, it will not be an unreasonable estimate to expect to see at least 1,,500 men
employed in the ooming spring in thoso
mines directly tributary to Kaslo, Sandon and Ainsworth. Accordipg to the
old theory that each miner should rep-
represent a population of 10, himself
and nine others, these towns should
grow at a great rate next year, if they
would secure the aggregate of 15,000
population.
At the Pilot Bay smelter about 2,000
tons of ore so far have been milled and
thc result is over 500 tons of concentrates, which will probably average
from 75 to 80 ounces in silver and 70
per cent lead. It has boen shipped to
the Omaha smelter, as tho date of
blowing in theoPilot Bay smelter has
not yet been determined upon. The ore
that has been milled comes from the
Lucky Jim and Tariff mines and some
from the Blue Boll.
Ore has been .truck .at the lower or
.'100-foot level of the Tariff mino and at
that depth the ore body is three and a
half feet wide, assaying about 45 to 501
ounces in silver and 711 per cent in lead.
The ore on tho surface showed a width
of 18 inches.   All these facts are of interest to mining mon as the level so finis the lowest obtained   in  the   Ains-
Lworth camp and   the  increase  of the
paystreak proves that the mines there
are  enduring.   The  aerial  tramway,
1500 feet long, from   the  mino  to the
lake, is completed and is in good running condition.   It is bringing down
about 50 tons per day. The Tariff mine
is employing 30 men.
The Lucky Jim is down to a depth of
280 feet and shows 10 feet of ore. The
vein has varied from 4 to 14 feet in
width and a-vast amount of work has
been done on it. lift 20 miles above
Kaslo and a 1200-foot tramway carries
tho ore to bins on tho Kaslo & Slocan
railway. Twenty-seven mon are employed and about 100 tons per day is
being brought down. The ore concentrates about 4 to 1. The capacity of
the concentrator at Pilot Bay is 200
tons per day and as a result the Blue
Belljmine is not being worked steadily.
STEAMER NAKUvSP BURNED.
Destroyed at Arrowhead with Cargo--
An Unlucky Boat.
THK AINSWORTH BUDGET.
Toronto, Ont., Dec. 26.���Referring
editorially to the pope's encyclical on
the Manitoba school question, made
public in Rome yesterday, the Globe
says:
"There is no room for the supposition that the letter was Issued without
full knowledge of the facts. As far as
federal action is concerned the matter
Is settled, and can not be unsettled by
any ecclesiastical decree. The' situation is not in the slightest' degree altered by the encyclical, and the prospect of federal legislation is as remote
as ever."
It cnia of Int erett In and About Onr Live,
ly Neighbor.
METAL QUOTATIONS.
BU-er Rlaea   Again-Lead Remain. Stationary.
ntelllgent
Lead (Broker's.)
Monday, Dec. 27  3.50
Tuesday, Dec. 28. , 3.50
Wednesday, Deo. 20.  3.50
Thursday, Dec. 30..' 3.50
Friday, Deo.^ 31  3,80
Ainsworth, Dec. 28.���The Miners'
Union of Ainsworth held a dance in the
hall on Christmas evo for the benefit
of the hospital, which is at present under the management of Dr. Lambert.
About $50 was realized.
A Christmas tree and concert by tbe
children of the day and Sunday schools
combined, was held In the ohuroh on
Christmas night.   A  most enjoyable
time was spent.   The recitations and
songs by the children reflected great
crent upon themselves as well as   upon
their teacher, Miss Kate Munroe.   Af-
tor the children had  each received a
present from the tree the resident student, Mr. J. W. Inglis was presented
with a handsome carpet.   He, in turn,
presented the superintendent and each
of the teachers of the .Sabbath  school
and Miss Munroe, the teacher of the day
school, with  nicely  bound copies of
some of the works of the standard authors of the day.   The concert closed
by singing "God Save the Queen."
Mining Note*.
The concentrator, owned by M. Stev-
The Steamer Nakusp was burned to
the water's edge while lying atthe Ar-
rowhoad dock, on Upper Arrow lako,
early last Friday morning. The crew
all escaped in safety. Her cargo, including a car oach of bay, oats, bran
and general 'merchandise, mostly consigned to Rossland merchants, was also
destroyed. Luckily there happened to
be no mails on board. The cause of
the 11 ro is unknown. The loss is about
$50,000, unless it appears later that the
machinery can be used again. The
steamer was insured. The fine new
steamer Rossland recently finished and
launched at the town of Nakusp, will
take the Nakusp's run.
It is only a few weeks since the Nakusp was floated at a cost of $7,000 from
a bar on the Kootenay rapids, where
she had been stranded lor two months.
The machinery iu the Nakusp was
taken from the wreck of tho steamer
Columbia which burned opposite Say-
ward a little over two years ago.
The Nakusp was a three decker, 170
feet long, 33 feot beam and with a carrying capacity of 300 tons.   The saloon
deck Lad 17 staterooms, a  parlor, dining room and smoking room. The main
deck had room  for  15 car loads of
freight.   She carried   two  marine engines of 800 horse power.   The steamer
Nakusp was built at the town of Nakusp and launched in  May, 1895.   She
originally ran between Revelstoke, B.
C, and Northport,   Wash., but more
recently her run was between Arrowhead and Trail, B. C.   She was owned
by the Canadian Pacific Ry. Co.
Charles Borene is once more a free
man. After being in jaiI about a week
owino- to inab'ility to furnish the $12,000
bond required by the court with reference to the death of Albert Ashton, he
was discharged last Wednesday evening alter a preliminary examination
before Justice Chipman. Mr. Grim-
met of Sandon represented' the defense
and A. D. Whealler of this city the
proseeution.
Justice Chipman dismissed the case
after hearing the evidence of thc witnesses for the prosecution, without
waiting to hear that of the defense.
Edward Callahan, Ashton's partner,
proved a shifty witness and contradicted his evidence given before the coroner's jury in several particulars. He
swore that Borene kicked Ashton twice
after Ashton was down. He admitted
that it was their intent to defraud the
Victoria House at Whitewater, represented by Borene.
. J..P. Honnessy, FVank Luetzen and
John Maloney swore that there was no
kicking and said that Borene did not
strike Ashton until Ashton, whiie
down, grabbed Borene by the legs ami
refused to let go.
Wm. Morrison testified that he met
Ashton next morning about 4 mill's-
above South Fork and that Ashton was
drunk at the tlnw, saying, ''Borene
kicked heli out of me."
John Mattheson testified that he
found Ashton on tho railway track,
about noon, with his hands frozen; thut
he took him to his cabin, made a pallet
on the Hoor for him near the stove,
built a Are and returned to his work.
On returning home about 4 p. m. he
found that Ashton had got up, taken
off his coat, crawled Into a bunk and
died there.
Dr. Hartin, who made a postmortem
oxamihation of Ashton's remains, testified that the man had apparently not
eaten anything for 24 hours, anJ that
there wero no injuries discoverable sufficient to cause death directly or undi-
rectly. He thought that Ashton died
from exposure couplod with a long fast.
After being discharged, Borene received tho congratulations of his
friends, and returned at once to Whitewater.      	
NKW POSTAL KATES DON'T DO.
Poatmsmter    Ueneral (Mulock
Government Rebuked.
and    Hi.-
Ottawa, Dec. 24.���Rt. Hon. Joseph
Chamberlain, secretary of state for the
colonies, has administered a crushing
rebuko to tho Canadian postmaster
general.
Carried away by the imperial preferential idea, Mr. Mulock announced on
November 25, that after the new year
letters could be forwarded from the
Dominion to England and all parts of
the British empire for the Canadian
rate of three cents per ounce, the existing rate being five c;nt8 per half
ounce.
Upon the announcement reaching
London, Mr. Chamberlain informed
the governor-general here that her
majesty's government could not allow
Canada to pursue the course indicated
by the postmaster general. He added
that before any change could be made,
Greai Britain and the colonies would
have to be consulted.
Accordingly this new move has been
suspended and the government here
has been obliged to give public notice
that the promised reduction In postage
would not take effect.
Frederick Whitney, who was recently murdered by masked men in the
Coeur d'Alenes, constructed tho Kaslo
sampling works, and was well known
hereabouts. If there Is one real failure possible
ln life, It Is the failure to be true to
the best one knows.
A New York physician says he "can
give directions for living u hundred
years."   Well, anyone can do that.
The reason n woman Is In no hurry
to die Is that she wishes to sweep Into
heaven after everybody else ls seated.
Pride is never so effectually put to
the blush as when it llnds Itself contrasted with au easy but dignified humility.
A Paris dispatch says: "M. S-auverln
was scratched in a duel fought early
this morning," Heavens! The women
have begun It now.
That Ihe Prince of Wales Is 50 years
old of course lessens his possible period
as king. However, he's supposed to
have had a royal time as lt Is.
A Boston asylum advertises for "gratuitous contributions of perused literature for eleemosynary distribution."
The Bostonese huve such a Charming
way of putting things!
New York has sent sixty women In
bloomers "to civilize the Klondike regions." If they reach their destination
nt all It is pretty safe to wager that
they will be civilized by thc miners.
New England fanners hnve organized co-operative hog-killing clubs. Until a national organization is established, however, the person who sprawls
over two seats in a crowded railroad
car need feel no uneasiness.
A New Jersey traiuing school for
nurses has refused a diploma to B
young woman who writes poetry. This
is rather rough on the young woman,
but just think how unpleasant she
would make Ihlngs for an invalid.
Miss Augusta Main, of New Berlin,
Oonn., charged with an assault with
Intent to kill, declared In court that
tliere were two things lu the world she
hated, and they were men and dogs.
"I never see either," she said, "but
what I ache to kill them." How unwomanly in her not to love dogs.
.Mrs. McKinley, mother of the President, has been informed that she Is
one of the heirs to the rich estate of a
relative who has just died in Scotland.
With the Presidency of the United
States and a fortune In Scotland things
are breaking nicely for William McKinley aud his venerable mother.
Science and sanitation not only ought
to drive yellow fever out of the United
Slates, but It ought to drive out all
other tillH diseases. We talk about
the dirl of the Digger Indians, and yet
we are dying by the thousand* all the
time from dirt. The unpardonable sin
of civilization is its daily death rate
from dirl.
The British llonJSs uow maintaining
two wars against uncivilized tribes.
Both are being waged by the tribes In
an attempt lo maintain or regain Independence, of which Great Britain has
robbed or Is Seeking to rob them. The
sun never sels ii]>ou the British empire,
mn! II never runs Its dally course but it
sees blood spilled by British bayonets.
Germany's foolish hostility to England, as voiced through her nionas'eh,
naturally gives Offense to Austrian nnd
Italian statesmen, and to that ex! nt
weakens the tie between the three nations. Thus far Ihe net result of the
..aster's freaks lu Ills cITortH to lnol ite
England lias been the creation of u ills
li'UHt toward himself among his friends
which may, If his pranks are persisted
In, Isolate Germany.
The scheme of autonomy proposed
for Culm by the new Liberal ministry
goes farther than previous projects of
the kind. If it were carried out, Cube
would have its own legislature, chosen
directly by the people; and this legislature would have control over taxation,
the tariff, public Instruction und all
matters of Internal administration.
There would be a ministry, appointed
by the Governor Oeneral, from this
legislature, and responsible to it. The
Governor General, appointed, by Spain,
would have a veto upon legislation.
'ine -unspeakable Turk," it appears,
has "taken his medicine" In the case
of the Asia Minor officials whose dismissal was demanded by the Austrian
Government for outrages perpetrated
against Austrian subjects. The result
shows that the Sultan knows how lo
come down gracefully when circumstances over which he has no control
require���and in this instance he seems
to have had no control over the Austrian Government. The latter Is entitled to great credit for solving a problem which has puzzled European cabinets and diplomatists alike in the
past. Why cannot "the powers" use
the hint contained ln this little incident
to advantage when their requests are
Insolently disregarded by the Sultan
In future? Action ou this line a year
or two ago might have saved Great
Brllalu, Prance, and Russia from the
charge of virtual complicity lu tho
Armenian massacres,
it has been predicted that Africa
would be the theater of the great si niggle between European powers iu the
next century, ns America was iu the
last two centuries. Bishop Hartell, of
the Methodist Episcopal church, after
a close observation of the situation, indorses the opinion. There are already
signs of the coining trouble. Germany
is watching British progress iu Africa
with a jealous eye und only Wants a
pretext lo Interfere iu order to stop
that progress. The French are continually encroaching on the sphere of Brit
ish Influence, and though the French
Government disowns the acts of over-
zealous French officers, still the Government holds whatever they acquires
Africa Is a rich prize, and English. Germans nnd French, to say nothing of
Italians, will nil seek to gain as large ��
slice of the continent as possible. II requires no prophetic powers to predict
that England will outstrip nil her rivals
lu the race. She has a firm foothold
now both in Egypt aud South Africa
nnd every year Is acquiring additional
territory. England Is the great colonizer of the age. and her grent naval
power will give her an Immense advantage In Ihe coining struggle.
The Chilians, the "ynukees of South
America," nre moving in the matter of
railways, and the Chilian government
Is considering nn offer from n German
syndicate of (85,000,000 ai 4% per cent,
to be expended ln building lines. The
offer is a stroke of enterprise uot merely ns an Investment, but because of
the foothold it will give Germany in
South American Industries. In a
mountainous country like Chill $35,000,-
01)0 will not build many miles of road,
especially since the first effort will
probably be to scale the Andes nnd establish communication with tlie Atlantic States, but it will build so much
thnt more must be hnd In order to make
the flrst available. In the end, it ls
most probable the sum will amount to
$100,000,000, or more, liesides which
many other millions will have to be Invested In equipment, nnd Germany
will be In a favorable position to furnish all that Is required. If properly
conducted the movement will be profitable to both Germany and Chill, nnd
though the United States may regret
to see such an alliance between a
South American state and a foreign
nation the United Stntes will have
nothing to say In contravention of It.
The Monroe doctrine does uot cover
such a case.
CHUNKS OF   NATIVE   COPPER.
Indian* Found Niistm-f* In Ilie f.rnvel
llni-M of Cupper III.st���Properties,
In the Pnclllc North, vi'.i and
\VI,i< I  I* llelnir Done.
TRAVELERS'GUIDE
Summary of Railway-Steamer Time
Cards from Kaslo.
FOR       WHITEWATEs'R, SANDON,
Cody, etc., Kaslo A Slocan Railway trains
leave Kaslo dally at 8 a. m.; returning,
arrive at Kaslo 3:60 p. in.
FOR THREE FORKS, NEW DENVER,
Ro-tVbcry and Naku.p, tako K. & S. Ry.
from Kaslo to Sandon, and thence Nakusp A Slocan Railway, leaving Sandon
daily at 7:45 a. m.; returning, arrive ua.ly
at Sandon at 4:65 p. m.
FOR REVELsSTOKE, VANCOUVER,
Victoria and other main lino points on
C.   P. R.,   boat from  Nakusp  to  Arrew
The Copper River Indians obtain their
chunks of native copper as nuggets from I head!  ca'rtfto Revelstoke.  thence con
the river gravel  burs, und at that point .nect with eaBt and west bound trains.
on   llie   river   ilhwllv   north   of   Mount       FOR     SILVERTON,    SLOCAN    CITY,
on   tlie   met   directly   north   of  Mount   etc., take Steamer Sloean on Slocan .lake.
Wrangel.    It  is  known   that  up  to the   connetlng with Nakusp & Slocan Ry. at
present date no white person has useend- \ Rosebery.
ed the main Copper river as far up as the j ^^I^^f^tto^ftt^mw
place  where  the Indians report finding I
their nuggets of copper, at least, if any J
prospector has ever penetrated  tliere he j
has never returned to civilization again, j
No  prospectors have gone up the river |
international from Kaslo dally at 5:45 a
in., except Sunday, making connections ut
Five Mile Point, near Nelson, with Nelson & Fort Sheppard Ry., then to North-
port. From Northport to Spokane continue the railway, known south of
Northport as the Spokane Falls A North
farther thun a few miles above Tarsal, nt: ern, arriving at Spokane ut d:4(, p. m.
.,.,.,        .   . s.   ... ,      For Rossland chunge  at  Northport   to
the forks, those being a party of four, and ! ,ho ,,,,_ Mo.ntaln Ry., arriving at Rowi-
tho date about live years ago. No placers land at 3:40 p. m. Or, Rossland may be
, ,        j, j        ., j reached  from   Nelson via    Columbia    A
have heen discovered on the river, and no Kootenay Ry. lo Uobson, thence by river
miners have brought out any gold from ; steumer to Trail, thence by Columbia A
that Motion, as has heen reported. n.|_fgMkfi^til4p Wit
Copper River Indians bring down no gold I dully steamers down the Arrow lakes and
-nothing hut copper. It seems the Cop- j ^""aran^Forks and Boundary Creek
per River Indians obtain their chunks of; points, take S. F. & N. Ry. from North-
the metal near  the lieadwkutera of the : P��n  t0 Bossburg or Marcus,  thence by
, .,     .���. ,   .    ,. .  .,    I Stage ucroas  reservation,
main river, and the Stick Indians, a tribe i    KOR AINSWORTH, PILOT BAY, NE1.-
living on the Alsek river, get their pieces ! ��on   Sto.iL N. &T.Co.a Steamer Inter-
h      .    .     .. ' ��� ,    ���"   ..    ! national leaves Kufclo dully, exeept Sun-
or nuggets in the same manner from the ( day. ut 6:15 a. m.; returning, leaves Nelson
the metal near thc headwaters of thc ��� at 5 p. m��� arriving at Kaslo about 8:30 p;
fork of Copper river. If one can believe ! n p, R. co.'s Steamer Kokunee leaves
Indian tales, nnd accept their geogruphv i Kuslo daily, exeept Sunday, at 7:30 a. m.,
of Ihe eonntrv ni heimr porreet one \voulil '��� arriving at Nelson at 11 a. m.; returning,
oi inciounm ai nemg corrci, one nouiu ; leaveg Nelaon at < p. m., arriving ut Kus-
infer that the two streams head near to- i lo ut 7:30 p. m.
gather and that the red metal under the |    |l|,,! ,'*"UT H"r i-:i-:i . i-:. wari.nnii, etc..
-limn   conditions   is   found   upon   both
streams.
Struck Ore In Lowest Tunnel.
Nelson, 15. C, reports that ore hns heen
struck in the third and lowest tunnel of|
the Ymir, owned hv the London and Brit-
during navigation season the I. N. & 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,
j Tuesdays and Fridays at 4 a. m., up the
ish Columbia Gold Fields.    On November j Columbia and down the Kootenay river.
'24 the second tunnel tupped the ledge at a
depth of 200 feet, hut the width at this
depth has not been determined. The
length of the tunnel ia 500 feet and intercepts the ledge directly beneath the shaft,
which is down nearly _00 feet. At this
level the ledge shows a Width of 20 feet,
12 feet of which is shipping ore. Most :.f
the work has heen done nlong tho foot-
wall, and nil of the three tunnels go to
prove the continuity of the vein.   In all
TAHI.E OF DIBTAMOBS.
From   Knslo   to   Siirrounilliiic    llnssl-
dch Points.
WKST OR NORTH.
Miles.
Whitewater 17
Hear Lsaki-   20
MclJulgun   21
SiinUuli (3 houm)  2!! Haunt
Cody   31|Nelsiin ti houm)
EAST OR  SOUTH.
MUCH.
AitiHWnrth    12
1'llot liny    20
Hall'our    t-3
  38
12
Three Forkis    33JYmlr   ���.. 60
. , .   , , , . , New DSnver   38 Robson   70
there is in the neighborhood of 2000 feet; Rosebery  41iTrall   90
of tunneling.drifting and shaft work done! Silverton   I8i Northport (7 brt)....lM
______       ms__ _ , , .,     I Sloean City   68'Ronsliinil (111 hours). .120
on the mine.   The general average of the
According to the annual report ol
the commissioner of the general land
office at Washington, the United States
government still owns nearly 000,000,-
000 acres of land, ln addition to the I
3(81,0110,000 ncres embraced In Alaska, j
This land Is In twenty-live States and J
Territories. Montnim stands at the
head of the lint with 71,600,000 acres.
There are still 1,000,000 acres of public
land ln Kansas, 500,000 acres In Missouri nnd 10,500,000 ncres in Nebraska. The greater part of the government's possessions consists of arid
hinds and mountainous districts, which
are unfit for agricultural uses. Though
without much value at the present
time, many million ncres of this great
public domain is destined ait some future time to support a large population,
by means of cultivation with Ihe aid
of Irrigation, nnd the present growing
sentiment In favor of experiments In
government ojieratlou of Industries
will probably result, before ninny
years, lu ihe construction of vast Irrigation systems In the arid regions, by
the United Stales government. There
Is an excellent opportunity there lo
test some of the populnr Socialistic
theories without a disturbance of the
existing Industrial and social conditions, and without any chance of serious loss to the government. There
are many people In the United States
who are Inclined to approve a good
ninny features of the single tax Idea,
for example, but who are too conservative to advocate an application of
the theory to lands already controlled
by Individuals. Such persons would
welcome some experiments with the
theory In the regions uow owned hy
the government, which can be made
arable by Irrigation, aud it Ik uot nt all
unlikely thut a well considered plau fot
developing these lauds and putting
them Inito use, with the government a��
a great landed proprietor and the people as lessees, or renters, may be adopted by Congress before many years. In
times these lands will be a source of
great wealth to someone, aid as they
are now owned by the government and
there Is a strong sentiment in favor of
launching the nation Into an experiment of that sort, there seems to be no
good reason why the government
should not undertake, by Irrigation, to
put large bodies of arid lands In condition to yield the treasury a substantial
revenue, and ait tbe same time make a
test of the effects of such an enterprise on the social conditions, the Industry and tbe enterprise of people
who are anxious to take part In such
an experiment
A long pedigree doesn't prevent a
horse from being the last of his race.
ore is about the samo throughout the
mine, and is fully up to expectations.
The War Hiinle.
The War Eagle, at Kossland, B. C,
which haa been improving steadily] has
made another important strike. This time
it is in the east drift ut the 373-foot level.
The ore chute at this point has been
widening out until it is now between 15
und 20 feet wide, all in clean solid ore
running better than $25. This includes
about 5 per cent copper values nnd the
rest in gold, witli the usual small value in
silver. The ore in the chute for its entire
width eun be shipped just as it is broken
down, without any sorting. The same ore
chute extends up to the No. 2 tunnel, 125
feet above, but at the latter level it is
only ubout two feet wide.   The station for
Nuku��]i 70 Honshu IK    122
Halcyon Hot Si-ir'ss. Wii Marcus  130
Arrowhead  tOfiloranil  Forks   180
Laurie   109 Greenwood  192
Thomsons  I.iin(lln��.il3
Trout Lake City 125
Ferguson  130
Revelstoke (31 lira).. 133
Vernon 223
Penticton    293
Kilniloops  261
Asheroft   308
l.ytton   35C
Vale  409
New   Westminster...r.03
Vancouver  (51  hnO'.Bls! Fort Steele
Victoria   (59   hrs)*���51*6 Cranbrook
Seattle (28 hours)....580
Tacoma (30 hours)...620
Portland (i8 hours)..082
���Via C.  P.   R.
Anacomla  190
Uoundary  200
Midway    ���.'. 20i
Spokane (13 hours)..232
Goat River   65
lleiillnffton   (Rykerts 77
Port Hill   78
Lucas  10S
Ilonners Kerry (13 ID1I0
Jennings, Mont 203
Wanlner. B. C....SW
....400
....412
Oolilen    230
Windermere"    280
Banff   814
���Via   trail   about   1-6
above instances.
OFFICIAL DIRECTORY.
1KI.MINION.
Governor-General Karl of Aberdeen
the Winze at the 500-foot level is being cut I SSSSS^"' ^'ivct^'^'a_3��nS����%ESSSaS
out, and work  will soon he resumed in
the winze itself.   Some ore is being met
on the 500-foot level.
Prom   C'olfnx   Wilh   Train   of  Forty.
H.  S.  Ilolliiigsworlh. one  of the flrst
settlers of Colfax, will leave in the early I gfeS. I''"1-"���!" H1"1 Works
i     l-i     i-i       ���   .1    c    , Minister of Mine* and l-.il
spring for Klondike via the Spokane overland route with a pack train of 40 animals. Mr. Hollingsworth is one of the
pioneers of the northwest, having come
hero in the 00's, and is said to be well acquainted with a portion of the route
through Hiitish Columbia. He could not
be found the other day, but one of his
neighbors told a reporter that "He*," as
he is generally called, will start north
with a pack train of 40 horses just as Boon
as spring opens and experU to find no
difficulty in pnekin through to tlie Klondike.
In the Rmlarrant DIalrlct.
A mining deal has been consummated
by which 0. P. Chisholm of Bozowan has
secured from Caroline I* Aylesworth,
Ella M. Kilsall and Oscar Van Tukki.1I, a
bond for the purchase of mining propertied in Emigrant district, in Montana.
The properties included in the bond are
the Great Eastern, Great Eastern extension, Mountain Chief, Imperial, Great
Western and Great Western No. 2 quartz
lode mining claims. The purchase price
is $18,000, payable March 1, 1809. The
terms of the bond provide that the properties shall be represented during the life
of the boityl by Mr. Chisholm at his own
expense, and that he have the authority
to develop and treat or sell thc output of
the mines,, the proceeds of such operations
to be applied to the payment of the purchase price of the properties.
Bonsrht thc Franklin   Gronp.
The Franklin Gold Mining Company,
recently organized in Spokane, has purchased the Franklin group of claims and
mill at Pine Grove, Idaho. The price was
$20,000. There are four claims in the
group, the Franklin, Vixie, Monroe and
Buckeye. The officers of the company
are: L. K. Armstrong, president: W.
Davies, vice president; L. C. Barton, secretary; A. E. Severance, treasurer; G .P.
Mulcahy, manager, and J. T. Walsh, superintendent. The company Will begin
work on the property at once, supplies
having already been sent in from Boise.
Glass eyes for horses are now mads.
Baitiht Church���Services will be held In the
school house every Lord's day. Morning ser
vietl, 11 o'clock; Sunday school and pastor'i
llible class Immediately after momiiig nor
vice: evening sarvlcee, 7;:,.. All are cordially
invite 1 lo attend.
K��v. H. C. Nkwcombi, I'Mtor.
Catholic Church���Corner C, avenue and Oth
St.   No regular pastor at present.   Occasional
services by special announcement.
FRATERNAL ORGANIZATIONS.
Masons���Kaslo lodge No. 25, A. F. and A.M.,
meets lirst Monday ln every mouth at Masonic hall over Green Bros.' store. Visiting
brothers cordially invited to attond.
Hamilton Uykks. W. M.
E. E. CHimAN, Secretary.
Masonic CiiAiiER���Kootenav Chapter,K. A. M.
holds regular convocations on the second
Tuesday of each month In Masonic Hall,
haslo.   Visiting companions are cordially In-
_ vited. B. E- Chimian, Z.
Chah. Tkuhbui.1., Scribe E.
MACCABKKs-Slooan Tent No. ��, Knights of the
Maccaliees, meets second and last Thursdays
of each month at Livingston's hall, Kaaio.
Visiting Knights cordially invited.;
Mosr Holland, w. a. IMviaa,
Keeper ol Kecords. Commander.
ForSbtibs. -Court Kaslo No..'1387, Independent
I truer of Foresters. Meets '2d and 4th Fridays
(if each month in Livingstone's Hall. Visiting brethren are cordially Invited.
NllKMA.N MclNTIBII, W. B. STRATHKBN,
Itei'ordlug Secretary. Chief Kauger.
I'KOFKSSIONAI.    CA lilts.
QR. J. F. B. ROGERS,
Physician and Surgeon.
Craduate Trinity University, Toronto, Out.,
Memlter of College of Physicians and Surgeons,
Licentiate of the U. C, Council. l*te of New
York Hospitals anil I'olvclinlc. Hartin build-
ing. Kuslo, 11. ('.
QR. A..S. MARSHALL,
Dentist.
Graduate of American College, Chicago.
Kaslo, 11. C.
p     W. GROVES,
Civil and Mining Engineer.
Provincial Land Surveyor.
Underground Surveys. Surface and
Aerial Tramways, Mineral Claims surveyed and reported upon.   Kaslo, B. C.
I/ATE A. KELLIHER,
Stenographer.
Office with Henry Croft   -   Kuslo, B. C.
QEORGE E. MARTIN.
Notary Public,
Arbitrator, Assignee
Conveyancing, Etc
Over LamOtlt & Young's Book .Store, J
KASLO, B C
Q    W. GRIMMETT,
Jeweler und Optician, \
Reco Avenue, Sandon, B. O.
ONLY OPTICIAN IN KOOTENAY,
EYES TESTED FKEE.
Parliament, for West Koolenav
  Hewitt Bostoek
PROVINCIAL.
Lleut-Govornor lion. T. R. Mclnnes
i'remler Hon. J. II. Turner
Attorney-General Hon.  It. M  Kberts
lion. (i. I). Martin
lllK'Htlllll	
 Hon. Jas. liaker
Provincial Mineralogist Win. A.Carlyle
Members of legislative Assembly for West
Kootenav	
North Hiding J. M Kellle
South Hiding J. F. Hume
KASLO OFFICIAL DIRECTORY.
Mayor Robert F. llreen
Aldermen���A. T. Garland, A. W. isoodenuugh,
J. It. Moore, G. o. liuchanan. 11  A. Cameron.
Cltv Clerk E. E. Chlpman
Police Magistrate J. II. McKilligan
City Marshal M. V. Adams
Assistant W. A. Milne
City Solicitor C. W. McAnn
Auditor 0.1). MoKsnsie
Treasurer J. H. McKilligan
Assessor 8. P. Tuck
Water Commissioner R. A. Cockle
lleallh Officer Dr. .1. F. II. lingers
city council meets every Thursday evening |
at the city hall, 4th street, between Front Ml.
aud A avenuo.
VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT.
chief Hugh P. Fletcher
First Deputy Chief George Held
Second Deputy Chief Jphn (Hills
Third Deputy Chlel Geo. Whiteside
Secretary A rohle Morris
Treasurer Gus Adams
DISTRICT DIRECTORY.
Mining Recorder and Assessor-Tax Collector
 John Keen
Collector of Customs J. F. Mcintosh
School Trustees���August Carney, J. I). Moore,
G. O. Buchanan.   Principal���Prof. Jas. lllslop.
KASLO P08TOFFICE.
General delivery open dally (Sundays excepted) from s a. m. nnttl 7 p. m. Lobby open
from 7 a. m. to 9:80 p. m.
Malls lor despatch closed as follows: For
all parts of the world every evening except
Saturday and Sunday, at 9. p. m.
Malls arrive from United States and lake
points dally except Sunday, at 9:80 p. in.
From C. p. R. points and Sloean points, ai -
rive dally except Sunday, at 4:00 p. m.
Registration office open... .8:80 a. in., 6:110 p. in.
Money order office and Postofflce Savings Bank
open 9 a.m. to ftp. m.
8. H. GKEKN. Postmaster.
Mrst JL S* Jolinstone.->
DRESSMAKER,
Embroidery and
Mantua Making.
H'lRB'P-CIsASS WORK:.
Butte Hotel,      -     -      KASLO, B. C.
Front Street.
FOB THE BEST
CHURCH DIRECTORY.
MiTHoniHT Chcbch���Cor. C. and 5th 81. Divine services every Bunday at 11 a. m. and
7:80p.m. Sunday school at2:80. Strangers
always welcome.
C. AutT I'aoriNtKR, M. A., Pastor.
Pbkbbytirian Ciiithcii -Corner 4th street and
Ii avenue. Services every Sunday at 11 a. m.
and 7:80 p.m. Sunday school and Bible class,
2:80 p. m. Prayer meeting Wednesday evening at 8 o'clock. Free seats; strangers and
others heartily welcome.
Kkv. Jam km Nairn, Minister.
CitfacH or EmolaND���Southwest corner ofc
avenue and Sth street. Services every Sunday at 11 a. m. and 7:80 p. m. AU are cordially Invited. Rkv. C F. Yaks,
Mlssloner to Charge,
BATHS!
GO TO THE
firanif Barber Shop,
HALL BROS., KAHLO, B. C.
fW.N'ow Nickel Tubs.    Tickets  good
for throo baths, 11.
Stevenson & Pecker,
���ASSAYsERSand
OffiMISTS,
A Ave., bet. 4th nnd Sth, KASLO, B. C.
All assay and analytical work carefully done by the latest laboratory methods
ZeBults guaranteed.
TriceS made on application.
J. B. FERGUSON AND C, F. CALDWELL.
Mining
and Real Estate
Agents.
Correspondence solicited.
Address, KASLO, B. C.
To   the   Ladlra.
Send ten cents  to Womankind,   Springfield,
Ohio,   IT.   a   A.,   and  receive Womankind,   a
handsome home magaslne tor three months aaS
a fre* copy of the Womankind Cook Book. Yoa
will be pleased with both lbs paper and f    "
I
V MACHINE SETS TYPE.
U
fr'amlllnr Mechanical Principles Applied In a Novel Manner.
A British syndicate Ir putting on thc
market a machine called the monotype,
tbe object of which Is to automatically
eust and set type ln linen suitable to be
arranged Into pages for printing. Tbe
part of tbe mechanism that determines
tbe order in which the letters or other
characters shall appear ls a perforated
strip of paper, that Is to be prepared by
the author or copyist of tbe matter that
Is to appear in print. This preliminary
work ls accomplished on an auxiliary
machine like a typewriter.
Tbe author or copyist sits at his auxiliary machine and operates it exactly
as he would a typewriter.   Tbe eyllu-
THF. AUXII.IAKV  MAOBIRB.
der Is supplied with a roll Instead of 8
sheet of paper. The roll steadily revolves, and the paper Is attached by a
series of small punches that drive boles
through lt. After having passed the
punches It Is rolled up on another cylinder.
After the operator lias finished, tlie
perforated roll is removed and attached
to the casting machine, or monotype
proper. A lever Is turned and tbe machine suddenly becomes a thing of life.
'Almost Instantly a glistening type-letter marches out of a door in the machine, Immediately followed by another and another and another. They
march along at right angles to what
may be called an ordinary printer's galley. Nobody Is near. When the line of
type Is as long ns the width of the galley, It gravely steps forward, aided by
a metal arm, and takes Its place In the
galley ready for business. It seems
magical, and the gravity with which
the metal letters march along Is Irresistibly comic; each one seems a living
being���a well-drilled soldier doing a
march past.
That ls tbe whole matter; the one machine, aided by the operator, punches
the paper, the other machine produces
and sets up the type aided by no mau,
and sets It up In such a fashion that
you could take your stereo or print from
It at once. Tne type which emerges
from the machine was, one-third of a
second ere It started, part of simple
molten metal In a pot. When the perforation In tbe ribbon of paper reaches
a particular spot, a portion of that molten metal Is forced Into a molt, then
molded Into type, cooled, picked out,
and set on Its legs, or rather, leg. And
the operation Is repeated about tliree
times ln the second.
No new principle of science Is involv-
. ed, no startling development of electricity. As a matter of fact, the machine
Is driven by electricity, but any other
force would serve as well. The actual
casting and setting Is done by means of
compressed air. The machine works as
fast as three compositors, and, since It
produces new type each ilme, the ques-
TI1IC MONOTYPF, VIARRIRR.
tlon of bud Impressions from woruout
type or plate disappears. It produces
automatically a perfect "justification,"
ln other words, spacing. In the case of
writers who can typewrite, no question of difficult scribbling occurs. Kor
the typewriting part being separate
from the castings, tbe author can write
on the machine and send over the perforated rolls to tbe office to be put Into
the machines.
Tbe machine has been rigorously tested by many practical men, who are
unanimous aa to Its speed, efficacy and
tbe quality of work It produces. Tbe
economy tbat it effects Is obvious. One
engineer can attend ten machines, each
working aa fast as three compositors,
and mucb of tbe typewriting work will
probably be done by the authors, and
even without this the saving is enormous.        ,_'������;	
Lsseemaklng Machine.
Tbe problem of making by machinery Ine* which cannot possibly bo dis
tinguished from tbat made by band
seems to be solved by a machine invented by a Spaniard nnd now In use
In a great Nottingham lace factory. It
claims to reproduce any pattern that
can be mnde by hand on the cushion,
nnd one-third finer than the average
quantity of lace. The mechanism has
a speed of 130 motions per minute,
which can be raised to 200, so that a
machine 80 Inches wide, making 2-inch
breadths, would perform the work of
forty women. The design Is pricked
out on a cushion ruled In squares, and
lace pins stuck at the corners of the
squares, where they remain until the
lace Is finished. The real lace Is then
decomposed by the woman who made
lt. She has at her side an assistant
who takes down the figures as they nre
called out to her. The rows of pins or
motions are worked down tlie left side
of the cushion draught; the muitlier of
threads ls marked from left to rich!
along the top, and the maker reads the
number to her assistant while decomposing, the exact motion of each thread
being recorded. The paper on which
the motions are marked Is then taken
to the puncher, who prepares the cards
accordingly, nud the cards being placed
on the machine reproduce exactly the
same design. The machine Is small,
entirely automatic and ls only stopped
to fill the bobbins. Tlie bands of lace
are not attached to each other, each
being woven separate. The threads
do not become dirty or discolored and
the lace comes from the machine ready
for the wearer.
GIRLS WHO RIDE THE GOAT.
Iliirro-s'iiiK Initiatory  Ceremonies  of
a Club in Oklahoma.
Not by any means the least Interesting feature of I'onca Olty, Ok., ls
its Bachelor Girls' Club, although the
hustling lltWo place has other attractions. For one thing. It Is the greatest
l>e stock center In the Cherokee strip,
besides which Its streets nre dally alive
with real Indians, nnd In addition it
can boast of a population nbout as
heterogeneous as can be found In the
West. Banker and bandit, cattle king
and cow puncher, rich and poor from
everywhere, Indians, negroes, Mexicans nnd Chinamen, touch elbows on
the street.   Being comparatively a new
INDIAN CENSUS PAPER.
How the Chippewa Knunterntor Reported His Band.
This symbolical census paper of an
Indian bnnd wns drawn and given iu
to au agent by Nago-uabe, a Chippewa
Indian, during the progress of the annuity payment iu 1840.   lt represents
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CHIPPEWA  CKNSUS PAPKB.
In plctographlc characters each faintly
ln the bund by Its name and numbers.
Thus Fig. 2 denotes a man shooting at
a mark; No. 5, a catfish; No. 7, a beaver skip; No. 8, thc sun; No. 11, an
eagle; No. 12, a snake; No. 10, a buffalo, and so on. The marks in each division Indicate the number of persons
in each family.
"Coasting" on the Bible.
A friend of the Listener has seen s
funny sight down In Maine. At a place
tliere, which needn't be named, there
lives a small boy named Jonathan
Longfellow, who Is a third or fourth
cousin of thc poet; and he ls a great
boy, too. One day this friend of the
Listener was driving past Jonathan's
house, and saw the boy engaged at a
little distance in sliding downhill, on a
slippery crust on something that was
uot a sled. What could lt lie? Evidently the scrutiny of the passerby was observed by the boy, for he stopped his
coasting nnd colled out amiably: "I'm
sliding downhill on the Bible!" And lt
was the fact, too. He bad got tbe
smooth, leathef-bound family Bible,
containing the generations of all the
Longfellows, and was coasting on it
with magnificent success.���Boston
Transcript. *���
The Jack Babbit. "
Kansas dealers lu hides have at
length awakened to the fact that Jack
rabbit hides, known ln commerce as
American hare pelts, ore Jn greirt demand in the Fasten, market* and notices similar to the following are appearing In many papers throughout the
State:      ". ."   '_;.].,   .
''We will buy nicely handled cased
jack nt libit skins at 3 cents each; opened or damaged, half price; culls and
pieces S cents a pound; cottontails at
u\t> cents a pound. Must be perfectly
dry and free of meat."
The skins of tbe Jack rabbits are
used for making hats. Tbe best quality of hats, says the New York Times,
are made from fur, and the fur has
heretofore been obtained from Australia, where tbe rabbits are successfully disputing the possession of the
country with the human Inhabitants.
How Boston Struck Hlm.
Here ls a not too flattering notice of
old Boston, written by a Londoner in
1690: "On the southwest side of Massachusetts Baye ls Boston; whose
Name Is taken from a Town In Lincolnshire. The Houses ln so*n�� parte
Joyn aa ln London. Tbe Buildings,
tike their Women, being Neat and
Handsome. And their Streets, like the
Hearts of tho Male Inhabitants, en
Fared wttb Pebble."
country the section is peculiarly adapted for the development of new ideas,
and to this may, perhaps, be attributed the existence of n girls' club,
whose ritual, by-laws, rules and regulations are refreshingly breezy.
Not all of the ceremonies have been
committed to paper and Information
regarding some of them is only to be
gained as It is given out piecemeal by
the young ladles to bosom friends,
whose assistance they desire Iu keeping secrets, but the St. Louis Republic
has obtained enough Information to enable It to give something of the initiatory ceremonies, together with some
Interesting Illustrations.
Members are Initiated In a style
which, according to all accounts, puts
Masons, Odd Fellows and such old-
fogy organizations lo the blush. During the initiation of new members the
room Is dimly lighted by wax tapers,
Obligation tbe candidate, blindfolded
of course, becomes the central figure in
a grand frolic, nnd If she be Inclined
to old in.'iidlsli ways so much the
worse for her. A mechanical contrivance called the goat cuts no small
figure In the festivities, the candidate
being compelled to ride all around the
room on the frisky beast, after which
It attacks her in the fashion peculiar
to that anlmnl. Should a candidate
marry she Is bound to Invite the entire
club, all members attending the wedding in lodge-room costume.
Miss Carrie Clapp, a young lady of
accomplishment, is president of the
Bachelor Girls Club. Miss Laura
Cant, as vice president, and Miss Mae
De I'"ord, as secretary, complete the official trio. The absence of a treasurer
Is accounted for by one of the by-laws,
which stipulates that all moneys received by the club shall be immediately
expended for confections.
It is said that half of the girls are
engaged now and that the balance
hope to be this season.
IHOTKI.N   AND   RESTAURANTS.
Central Hotel.
.Front St. kaslo
New   Hulldlng anil   Newly   Furnished
Throughout.
BEST ROOns IN THE CITY.
A First-CIhhs Bar In Connection.
. ;OTTO A   IlKUTKK.
/%^%%^%'%'%^0j
Postage Stamps.
The design of the stamp is engraved
on steel, and, in printing, plates are
used on wlilch 200 stamps have been
engraved. Two men are kept busy at
work covering these with colored inks,
and passing them to a man and a girl
who are equally busy printing them
with large rolling hand presses. Throe
of these little squads are employed all
the time. After the small sheets of
paper containing 200 printed staini>s
have dried enough they are sent into
another room and gummed. The gum
made for this purpose is a peculiar
composition, made of tlie powder of
dried potatoes and other vegetables,
mixed with water. After having been
again dried���this time on little racks
funned by steiwii power���for about an
hour, they nre very carefully put between sheets of pasteboard and pressed in hydraulic presses capable of applying a weight of 2,000 tons. The
next thing Is to cut the sheets in two,
each sheet, of course, when cut, containing 100 stamps. This is done by ft
girl with a large pair of shears, cutting by hand being preferred to that
by machinery, which would destroy
too many stamps. They nre then passed to another squad of workers, who
perforate the paper between the
stamps. Next they are pressed once
more and theu packed and labeled and
stowed away, to be sent out to the
various offices when ordered. If a single stamp Ig torn or In any way mutl-
^ a.. 1 I .#  s_
THE UNGHAM,
Furnished Rooms.
Conducted l)y III., Case.
Electric lights, hot and cold baths, siemnjheat-
ed, newly Inrnlshed throughout.   Every..
thing llrsl class.   Comer A avenue and
Fifth street, Kaslo, H. C.
ADAMS HOUSE,
Kaslo, B. G.
..Rates $1.00 and Upwards...
ADAMS BROS., Proprietors.
Sole agents for Pabst Beer, Milwaukee,
Wis.
.LA.KE VIEW
Hotel and
Restaurant,
Hv JOHNSON & PBTJSRPON.
Good rooms and good living.    Restaurant in charge of Oscar Monson.
FrontJStreet,
KA8L0, B. C.
When yon see a young man cleaning
a girl's bicycle thoy aro engaged; wheu
yon see the operation reversed they ere
married.
Columbia Hotel,
J   P. BEELER, Prop.
Clean and Comfortable Rooms.
Best Bar in Kaslo.
: A well conducted
.RESTAU.RANT
In connection, managed
by JAMES EGAN-jIj*
Front Street,
KASLO.
^TTttt'H'TTTTTt TTTTtTTTTT'H
Anglo-sAmerican
HOTEL
AINSWORTH, B. C.
TUB   CliKKMON'lAL   OK   THE   BAl'll.lsOK   <IIR1,S'   SOCIETY.
Finely Furnished Throughout; Dining Room
Service I'nexrelled: liar Stocked With
choice Liquors and Cigars.
I The Revere, *��*%��
.1. M. HI.AIKIE, Prop.
Finely furnished rooms, hard finish,
everything new, electric lights.
I A avenue, Kaslo, B. (\       V. 0" Imx 44.
Telephone No. 8.
-.
MINERS' EXCHANGE HOTEL,
TllltfcK FORKS, II. ���.
K. C. AVbavkr,    -    1'ropriotor.
(Mean, homelike and comlorlable, Barber
shop In connection. Free Kdlson Phonograph
concert every evening.
and ghostly figures, clatl lu long white
robes, wearing high peaked white caps
and having their features concealed
by white masks, float nolselcsscly
through the room, bo that even the silence Is awe-inspiring. When tbe high
priestess speaks It Is In hollow tones
that strike the novitiate dumb with
fear. The ritual Is a most Interesting
document.
The candidate Is required to "promise by tbe Great Horn Spoon" to remain forever ln "the honorable, laudable and enjoyable atate of bachelor
girlhood," and also binds herself,
���bould It ever be her "misfortune to be
the victim of a proposal of marriage,
to report the occurrence, with full details a* to respiration, pulse and temperature during the ordeal," She Is
also required to equip herself wttb a
pistol and to perfect herself In Its use.
Tbo arts of fencing and boxing must
bo carefully studied.  After taking tbe
lntoil, the whole sheet of 100 stamps I
burned. Not leas than WVMXl are said
to be burned every week from this
cause. The greatest care Is taken in
counting the sheets of stamps, to guard
against pilfering by the employes.���
Ashton Recorder.
.[FURNISHED..
BED ROOMS
A Bendy Re|fly.
"I see you have had your last winter's
sealskin made over."
"Yes. It cost me more than a new
one, you know." ��� Cleveland Plain
Dealer.
��T*     Increase of Population*.
During the last sixty-five yean tho
Increase of population has been: In
France, 18 per cent.; Austria, 45; Italy,
48; United Kingdom, 68; Germany, 76;
Russia, 92; British colonies, 510; United States, 626.
Snow comes down In the winter sag
Ice goes up la tho summer
$2 a week up.
Enquire over J. B. Wilson's store,
Front Street,      -      -    KASLO, B. C.
HAVE YOU BEEN THERE?
j�� WHERE? ^
Why to the Sloeau Beer Hall, where yoa
caa get fresh draft beer by the eehooaer
or quart.
PETERSON 4 I.OF8TEDT,
A Avenue,       ...      -       Kaelo, B. O.
"~T
-' ""I �����,!����..��.WJH.H RAILROADS ArVIJ STKAMBOATS.
Kaslo & Slocan Ry.
-TIME CARD-
Trains Kun on Pacific Standard Time.
Going West.
8:00 a.m. Lt..
S:36a. ra. I.v .
9:36a. in. Lv..
9:61 a. m. Lv..
10:08a. m. Lv..
10:18a. m. Lv..
10:88 a. m. Lv..
10:50a.m. Ar..
11:00a. m. Lv..
11:20 a. m. Ar ,
UOBT. IRVINtl,
0. V.A. P. A,
Dailv.
 Kaslo....
South fork.
..Hproule's...
Whitewater..
.Bear Lake
..McGulgnn..
ody Junction
. .Sandon	
COOT   LIKE.
..Sandon	
...Cody	
GEO. F.
Going Kant.
. .Arv. 3:" " m.
Arv. .1:1.0 p. ui.
. ..Arv. _:15 p. ni.
...Arv. 2:00 p. m.
. .Arv. 1:48 p. ru.
.Arv. 1:33 p. m
...Arv. 1:12 p. i?i
...Lv.   1:00p. in.
.Arv 11:46a. in.
.l.v. 11:88 a.m.
OOPKLAND,
Superintendent.
RAILROADS AND STUAMHO ATS.
THE CANADIAN PACIFIC RY,
-AND
FOOH to burn! Imagine, says the
Kan Francisco Examiner in a full-
page illnstrnted article on the "subject, a great Western community converting into flumes to produce warmth for the
external body tons and tons of rich, nutritious material thai might go as health-
giving food to warm the inner man! Here
la a consuming of food to cook other food
���a burning up of the elements of bone
nnd muscle for tin' purpose of preparing
another lot of the same elements for digestion.
In many localities in the Went the people order corn from their fuel merchants
a* they would order wood and eoal���by
the wagon load. They prefer it because
it is cheaper than either of these combustibles. Corn, regnant monarch of the
golden fields of the West; corn that would
fill out the hollow stomachs nnd clothe
with firm flesh ihe spindling shanks of the
children of India; corn that might prove
more precious than all the wealth of Or-
mua Io the isolated miners on the bunks
of the Klondike, is the ordinary thing to
burn ns fuel in parts of Nebraska. It is
burned by the cook in the kitchen; it.
sends a pleasant glow of warmth through
tlio cozy library, where children and their
elders relax to rest und watch the flicker
ing flames; it radiates from the red-hot
stove in the country store, where Nini-
rods swap stories during long winter evenings. It sends the wheels of industry revolving in grenl factories thut darken the
heavens with their smoke.
And of course all this hits served to
cheapen corn in people's estimation of it
as food. The population has heen stuffed
with corn-bread, hoe-cake, corn-starch,
ice-cream, ooriinipnl mush, griddle enks?s,
mid Indian pudding; popcorn has been
u drug on the market, for the children and even the pigs had a premature
Thanksgiving every day for three months;
and still the cobs were mountain high.
A Nebraska paper some time ago took
up the problem and offered prizes to the
persons sending in the longest list of
dishes whose principal ingredient should
be corn; and still others for the most novel
suggestion that should be at tbe same
time practical for using stalk, husk or cob.
But notwithstanding ail these measures,
there wns no appreciable diminution of
the store.   What wns to be done?
Presently, when the shortening dnys
were preec>ded by frosty mornings ami followed by chilly evenings, the problem
found itself solved. The superfluity wns
supplying warmth nnd comfort all through
the land. Tlie first: few bushels wont on
Ihe conls with reluctance; it always seems
u dreadful thing to destroy food, and one's
mind keeps wandering to the Russian
peasants or the natives of India or to
whatever part of 1he world happens to be
starving at Hint particular moment; but
one soon gets used to it, as to everything
else, nnd after nil corn makes a cheer. ���
crackling blaze and thaws tho numbness
put of the fingers nnd toes us well us onk
logs or coul do. It does not do to be too
sentimental. It iB not only on the farms
that this new fuel is cooking the dinner,
cooking itself, in many cases; but in thc
cities and towns people have their dinners
cooked by thc golden maize of the poets.
The practical manner by whieh corn
lirst came to be adopted ns fuel wns introduced during last winter, wdien a large
number of inquiries were received by thc
Department of Agriculture of tlie University of Nebraska asking for information about the efficiency of corn as fuel.
Prof. O. B. Kichnrds. aided by the Stnte
Board of Transportation of Nebraska, addressed a circular letter to grain and coal
dealers throughout thc State asking for
conservative estimates of the number of
people in their vicinity who were burning
corn.
Miiny of the replies to these letters are
of interest The ipformnition in all of
them is essentinlly thc nunc. From oil
of them it appears that a large percentage
of the people in Nebraska use corn ns fuel
when the crop is abundant and the price
low, and we may naturally infer thnt tlie
same condition prevails in some of the
other Western States. It is an unfortunate fact that in most of the sections
where Uie vnlue of corn is least, tlie cost
of coal is greatest.
Corn and coal are now rivals. The golden cobs wave a haughty defiance to conl
cars from Wyoming as they run the
gauntlet of the seTried ranks that stretch
from horizon to horizon. Will corn be a
practical fuel for the generation of power?
Now it is cheap nnd economical for domestic use. It is cleaner and more easily
handled than coal nnd contains but a very
small amount, of ash. Some special form
of apparatus ingeniously adopted to the
new medium utilizing ns much heat ns
possible may increase its practicability.
INTERNATIONAL
Navigation and Trading Co., Ltd.
Steamer "International" on Kootenay Uike
and Klver.
....TIME CARD....
In effect 1st of Nov., 1897.   Subject to
change without notice.
Five Mile Point connection wilh all Passenger Trains of N. & F. S. Railroad to and from
Sforthport, Kossland and Spokane. Tickets
sold and baggage checked to all United States
points.
l^avc Kaslo for Nelson and way points, daily
except Sunday, 5:4.r>a.m. Arrive Northport l_:lii
p. in.'   Kossland, 3:40 p. in.. Spokane, 6:110 p. in.
LSSVS Nelson lor Kaslo and way points, dally
except Sunday, 4:45 p.m. Leaving Spokane 8 a.
ni.; (totsBland, 10:;t0a. m., Northport, l:50_p. in.
;g.Alexander,
(ieneral Manager.
Kaslo, B. ('., November 1,1897.
Spokane Falls & ��� Northern
Nelson & Fort Sheppard
Red Mountain R'ys.
The only all rail route without
change of cars between Nelson and
Rossland and Spokane and Rossland. A j*
$00 PACIFIC LI
The Cheapest, most Comfortable  and       ll
direct route from Kaslo
-TO-
All  points in Canada and  the United
States.
The only line running through Tourist cars to Toronto, Montreal and Boston. Through Tourist cars to St. Paul
daily.
Magnificent Sleepers and Dining Cars on AU Trains.
Travel by this line and have your baggage checked through to destination.
Daily connection from Kaslo ewry day
excepting Sunday, at 7:S0 a. m.
For full  information rail on or addrees
ALDER BISHOP,
Freight and Pass, agent, Kaslo, B. C.
���or to���
W. F. CARSON,
Traveling Pass, agent, Nelson, B. C.
E. J. COYLE,
District Pass  agent, Vancouver.
I.eave 8:10 am Nelson A rrlve 6:00 pm
Leave 10:00 am Kossland Arrive 3:40 pm
Leave 8:00 am Spokane A rrlve C :40 pm
Passengers for Kettle river and
Boundary creek connect at
Marcus with Stage Daily.
DISAPPEARING   FORESTS
I'lic Lumber IndiiHtry of Mlchiicanand
Wisconsin Must Soon Decline.
lt is estimated that the output of
lumber in Wisconsin nud Minnesota
during the year 181)5 was 4,500.000,000
feet. If tills amount had all been
sawed into boards, a house 10 feet nigh
and 15 feet wide, with a Iward 1oor.
could have been built around th,' globe,
with enough lumber left to build a
fence ou each side. Bicyclists enjoy
good board tracks, which are only too
short to suit them, but this amount of
lumber would hnve built a track reaching ten times around the eut.il. Of
all the manufacturing capital invested
In the Slate, lumbermen clnlin about
42 per cent., or nearly |105,'J00,(X>I,
This Investment of capital ln this Industry has heen on the increase, which
the following statistics will show:
1870���720 establishment*, with n capital of $11.448.54.1.
1880���704 establishments, with a capital of $10,824,059.
season closes $14,000,000 will hay.
gone into the hands of the hard-working men of the forests. The forests of
Wisconsin are fast disappearing. In
the past twenty-four years nearly 54,-
000.000,000 feet of pine alone has been
carried away, which, if It had been
cut In boards 1 inch thick, would hnve
made a walk 41 feet wide long enough
to reach the moon, 250,000 miles distant. There Is said to be remaining
N.000,000,000 feet of pine, of which
2,000,000.000 Is located iu Bnytlold and
Douglas Counties, The mill men ef
late have been ordering the loggers In
some sections to cut all trees that are
('��� Inches in diameter, whereas a year
ago nothing smaller was wanted thnn
12 Inches In diameter. In the forests
the stumps are 8 and 10 feet high, but
these were cut ten years n.go, and tlie
average person ls at a loss to know
why men would go to the trouble of
cut ting a tree so far above tbe ground.
When these trees became victims of
the loggers they were surrounded with
snow to a depth of from 7 to 10 feet,
ONE   OF   THK   GREAT   SAW   MILL   PLANTS   IN   WISCONSIN.
1890���853 establishments, with capital of |S4,419,243.
: Tbe value of products from Wisconsin forests ln 1890 was $52,115,739, and
the amount sawed was 2,817,000,000
feet. To operate these Interests $13,-
JH3.589 was Invested, of which about
$11,000,000 went to workmen for
wages. At the present time 45,000 men
are employed ln the State to harvest
this yew's crop, and by tbe Ohm tee
and men were obliged to cut them at
tbe snow level. Now the order runs to
cut them as low as 15 Inches and not
higher than 18 lncbee above the ground.
Tbe beet portion of the tree, It Is
claimed, ls at the butt, but an experienced lumber man says that the Increase of lumber by such dose cuts
does not pay half tbe extm trouble
that loggers encounter white catting
the tree.
The same conditions exist in Michigan. The lumber Industry at Pere
Marquette Is almost ready to expire,
and has already ceased to exist at
Muskegon, White Hall and Grand
Haven. Now a movement is on foot to
manufacture shingles out of some of
tbe stumps which remain. This Idea
has crept into the Badger State, and ls
meeting the approval of old lumber
men, who believe It to be profitable In
the end. According to census statistics this State manufacture;- 680,000,-
000 shingles In 1890. Whether mon
will resort to tlie stumps to Increase
the crop is a matter of conjecture.
Uncle Sam seems to be coming to the
rescue. Not long ago he sent an agent,
Filbert Roth, of Washington, to investigate tbe situation, and If possible
to ascertain the extent of the devastation and the possibility of reforestation. He found that Marinette has
nearly 1,000,000,000 feet of pine and
300,000,000 feet of hardwood. Along
the Menomonee River, 3,000,000,000
feet Ib still to lie saved, and It will
take twenty years to exhaust the supply in this region. It was learned also
that In some sections young pine trees
nre taking the place of those cut twenty years ago. Tliere are some enthusiasts who believe that an effort
should be made to replant tlie pine forest, but the conservative lumbermen
say that It takes from fifty to one hundred years to grow pine trees to profitable proportions. Nevertheless, some
have found It profitable to return to devastated forests and cut the trees
that were rejected ton and twenty
years ago. They claim to have made
as great profit ae tnose who bandied
the lumber originally.
Many of the millionaires of Wisconsin have made their money from lumber. Among them are ex-Senator
Vilas, ex-Gov. I'phsm, Gov. Scofleld,
Pblletus Sawyer of Oehkoeh. Rusts
and Ingrains of Esau Claire, the Ludlng-
tons of Milwaukee and Senator J. H.
Stout, of Menomonee.
Inland Navigation
and Trading Co.,
Steamer Halys,
Capt.  W.  J.   Kane,
Does Jobbing Trade on Kootenay Lake.
For passenger or freight transportation apply
on board.
Special excursion from Kaslo to Lardo and
Argenta at north end of lake every Sunday at
noon.
-\	
EAST���i nS I���WEST
What Ha Was After.
Congressman���So you want to serve
your country, do you?
Applicant���Well, I ain't particular
whether 1 serve my country much or
not, bnt I should like to get an office at
a good salary.���SomervUle Journal.
The First Person Singular.
"That's tbe most egotistical man I
ever saw," said one inker at a theater.
"Tee. He won't even ait anywhere
except In Section I."���Washington Stw.
The surveyor's chain made it
THE SHORTEST
Ti
It Is thc most Modorn In Equipment.
It Is the Heaviest Railed Line.
It has a Rock, Ballast Roadbed.
It crosses no Sand Deserts.
It was built without Land Grant or Government Aid.
It Is noted for the courtesy of Its Employes.
It ls the Only Line Serving Heals on the
Is Carte Plan.
For maps, tickets and complete Information call on or address International Navigation and Trading Company agents, K.
A 8. Railway agents or
C. O. DIXON, General Agent,
Spokane   Wtuih.
r. I. WHITNEY, G. P. * T. A.
St. Paul, Minn.
���R.*N.
Shortest and quickest route to Ihe Carat
d'Alcne mines, Palouse, Lewiston, Walla Walls,
liaker City mines, Portland, Kan Francisco,
Cripple Creek gold mines and all points Kail
and South. Only line East via Malt Lake and
anil Denver. Hteamer tickets to Europe and
other foreign countries.
Leave
Spokane Time Schedule
Arrive
7:15
p. m.
Daily
Fast Mail���Walla Walla. Portland. Ban Kranclsco, liaker
City and the East
7:1*
a. iu.
Dally
7:48
a.m.
Dally
Local Mail���Cnjur d'Alenes,
Karmlngton, Oarfleld, Colfax,
1'ullinau and Moscow.
6:4A
a m.
Dally
Kor through tickets ami further Information
apply to .ias. w A li-ll.
Agent International Navigation and Trading
Company, Kaslo, or at O. ll. & N. Company's
office    30Klverside avenue, Spokane, Wash.
J. CAMPBELL,
Oeneral Agent.
30 East Columbia avenue. Kossland, R. C ,
H. M. ADAMS,
Traveling Freight and Passenger Agent.
Or... w. ii. iiriei.Hi'itT,
Oeneral Passenger Agent, Portland, Ore.
NORTHERN PACIFIC RY, )]
The Fast Line,
Superior Service
 Through tickets lo all points ln the���-
United States and Canada.
Dlreet Connection with the Hpnkaii*.
Palls A Northern Railway.
i.
<H
TRAINS DEPART FROM 8POKANR:
No.lwesl	
No. '2. east	
 1:20 p. ni.
 7:00 a.m.
*
Tickets to Japan and
China via Tacoma and
Northern Psclfle Steamship Company. For Information, time cards, maps
��"?*��������"*, apply to Agfa,
of the Spokane Falls 4
Northern and its connections or to
l
F. D. GIBB8.
General Agent. Spokane.
A. D. CHARLTON,
Asst. Gen. Pass. Agt.,
No. S55 Morrison St.,
Portland Or.
Write for map of Kootenay country. ABEL, HULDY, AND
THE RAM. ���$���
NOD I was passing through the
little    town    of
, Greenville, in the
I'ciiiis.vl v a u I a
I hemlock     licit,"
said     .lull ll     Qll>
bert, the traveling groeeryimui
���'nnd slopped lit
tue tavern there. The only man I saw
ut flrst wns a Jolly looking, red-faced
little old man, on whom enre or sorrow
seemed to have never laid it linger.
"'Kine day,' 1 Said, getting off my
buckboard.
" T'tic'lnr fine an' cheerful,' the little
old mini Mild. 'I hain't see a cheer-
fuller day in forty years an' better.'
"Then ho went down the roud whistling. I was gazing ufter him yet when
some one laid:
" 'It's a tootle queer that Uncle Abel
went awny without jvaltln' to see
whether you wa'n't going to buy siiiii-
plu' au' nst hlm iu; but he's I'cclin'
overpoweriu' glib to-day, an' mebbe
thought notlilu' could make hlm feel
any better.'
"This speaker, as I saw when I
turned to look, was a tall uml slim and
lanky, nntl was whittling a stick. He
had come from the barn, and, a-s I
found, wns the landlord,   1 walked in.
" 'Ye*,' ��n il the lnnKy man, 'Uncle
Abel is feels_noverpowerin' gin> to-day.
You vouldu't tnke hlm lo lie :i lone tin'
lorn wldderer, which the pardner of
his bosem wan only laid awny ylste'-
du^, now, would you?'
"I had to admit tlint the old gentleman was t trifle chipper and cheerful
tor one so recenil.v bereaved.
" 'Yes,' tlm landlord went on. 'Aunt
Huldy's left Uncle Abel at lost n
was sort of an accident like, though. I
don't think she ever would ii-thoiight
o' doln' of It, 'cause ITncle Abel was
four that. Auul Huld.v hnd handled, nn'
she had wore black bombazine fer
three on 'em, an' It wns Jest as good as
ever, thnt black bombasine was, an'
tliere ain't no kind o' doubt that she
had a stiff Idee o' wenrlii' It fer Uncle
Abel, an' niobte fer somebody that had
the courage folic Xo. 5. You see, Uncle
Abel is the hannleesest man that ever
sot rotinti, an'Aunt Utility's disposition
v s sot suniilii' like a cross-cut saw,
an' when she got to inovln' she was a
ripper. How would some fresh tansy
schuuehed in n glass and moistened
with nlioiit thref Augers o' J'uiuky ruin
strike you?'
"I was willing '.o risk  It,   and   the
lanky but gnrruloi* landlord scrunch
ed the tansy and moistened   It    per
recipe,
"'Yea, sir,'   he    viont   on,   having
scrunched and moisl'lieil for himself
also, and taken .pay for both.    'Aunt
. .Asluy^, waa a ripper vlieii she got to
raovln', and the Tros^ihta was she was
iiiovin' most o' the tliifce.   I've knowed
Uncle Abel to rooat lu nn apple tree ou
his cienrln' all night, wtkltlu' for Aunt
Ilnltly to quiet down, n.Ji'  I've heard
htm say, more'n wuiist, twat It was a
good  thing lie'tl  been  kl<\ked  In  the
head by a mule wunst and ��ot over it,
or he'd be a feared o' the collttaeqeuces
if Aunt Huld.v got to inovln'
" 'Aunt Iluldy she was tremendous
sot ug'lii Uncle Abel goln' flshln\ an'
Uncle Abel he'd ruther go Ushln' trhan
to the circus. Last week he couldn't
hold out no longer, nnd he went on
to Ben Runnels' pond to troll for pick
er"l. The fact is, though, that the pond
ain't Ben Runnels, 'cause there alu't
no eetcb person as Ben Runnels, nor
hain't ben this twenty year an' better,
an' when there was a Ben Runnels he
didn't own the pond. The last day
there ever was a Ben Runnels he went
flshlu' on that pond. If the flshln'
hadn't ben so uncommon good that day
Ben mowt be with us ylt. Ben hail
half a pint o' flsh worms with him in
an old tomattus can, an' half a gallon
o' worm o* the still ln a Jug. This was
for exbllaratln' purposes. Ben alius
exhilarated arter ketchln' a flsh, but
tiie flsh bit so fast that day that they
kep' Ben busier than usual exhllar-
atln', so that when folks went to see
what was the reason Ben didn't git
that day, an' found the boat up-
sol an' Ben an' the jug floatlu' ln the
pond, there was less than two little
jiggers of exhilaration left in the jug,
but there was more than live gallon o'
water iu Ben. It woOh't drowndln' that
killed Ben. some folks thought. They
said It was the sudden wnsliin' of all
the exhilaration outen him by so much
water gillin' inter hlm that done It,
Ben not belli' used lo setch overpower-
in' dlsapp'lutment,  An' that's the way
Ben got the title lo that pond, an' it's
lieu colled Ben Runnels' itoud ever
sence.
" 'Well, there's where Uncle Abel
went lishin', spite o' Anut Huldy's
warnin S, an' when he got back I don't
s'lsjse thai Aunt Huld.v ever moved so
lippin' in her life. All that Uncle Abel
has ever said about it Is that she jest
swatted hlm over, an' then sot ou hlm
till she peeled what Uncle Abel says
i .list a ben niore'n a bushel o' taters.
Aunt Huldy weighed in the viciuity o'
200 pound, an' every time Uncle Abel
wiggled she'd scrunch down ou him.
An' speakin' o' scrttnchln', there's n lot
more tanzy; shell T '
"I Interrupted 11 landlord to say
Unit I didn't care for ni f more, and he
seemed so much dlsap|ioi..l"d und renin ined silent so long that 1 began to
think that I wasn't going to hear the
end of his story, but by and by he
started In again.
" 'Yes, sir, she scrunched down on
hliu hard, Aunt Huldy did. She
scrunched down so fur urter awhile
that Uncle Abel says he got his eyes
on the sliiuin' shore, an' was hopln'
that Aunt Huldy would give Blm another twist so's he could get his feet
ou It; but she Won't through with him
ylt, an' didn't let hlm pass over. There's
where Aunt Huldy made her mistake.
She ought to scrunched Uucle Abel all
the way over, an' then she could n took
out. Unit black bombasine ag'in an'
hooked It on fer her fourth, an' lien
a-lookiu' out fer ber llfth uow. But
she dldu't do It, an' there's where she
made her mistake.
" This here hist lively raovln' of
Aunt Huldy's must a kind o' sol Uncle
Abel to think!u'. Joe Bevnn, up yonder apiece, had an ol' churuln' ram that
somehow or other was dead sot agin
women folks, an' none of 'em cored
to go nigh hlm, 'cause he'd pitch at
'ein, an' Joe kep' the ugly ol' chap tied
up. But the mm was mild enough io
men folks. T'other day Auut Huldy
says that lt heal all how It was that
she couldn't have a piece o' rope to
make a pull-to for the gate, and that If
she Inula man worth i pinch o' salt that
she'd a hnd the rope long 'fore that.
This was the fust that Uncle Abel
knowed that Aunt Huldy wanted a
piece o' rope, an' tlint very day he was
goln' by Joe BeVOn'l place, an' he see
a piece o' ro|>o at the side o' the road,
lie picked It up nnd went home with
It. Wrnppln' it round a post, he went
lu the house.
 Bully," says   he,    "I've   brung
home n piece o' roiie."
 You   have,   hay?"   Aunt  Huldy
snapped out. "It's a good thing, an'
-it'll come In handy fer you to hang
yourself with!"
" 'So Aunt Huldy goes to see the rope.
 Ding  your  pictur!"  she  hollers
hack to Uncle Abel. "An' you've got
that cantankerous ram o' Joe Bevun's
tied to the end of it, too!"
"Why, so he Is!" says Uncle Abel.
Aunt Huldy grabbed the ax and
im ed on the ram. The ram seen Aunt
ldy comin', an' went to meet her.
He\ met her so suddint that she curled
up MUte a ship-knee, kicked a little, an'
neven got up from where she lauded.
UnclexAbel says that Aunt Huldy passed awny a good deal peacefuler than
he thoiAgbt It was In her natur' to, on'
he's a lone, lorn wldderer, on' has the
bombast-be dress to sell. I wish he'd a
staid hen�� awhile. Then I'd a had
some one} to Jlne me In a scrunch. If
you don't! keer to jlne, you mowt leave
one for TJ*ncle Abel.'
"I paid for a "scrunch' for Uncle
Abel to enjoy when he come in, and
drove en say woy, and who should I
��M��t l��t Uncle AW ��gjUn.
��� llaUor he limited, and I stopped.
"��Ht MUI ye 'brat  me aa'  Aunt
Huldy, an' the rantankerous raw, o'
course?' said Uncle Aoel, grinning.
" 'Yes,' I said.
" 'He's been licked like tarnation
three times In less'u a year fer tellln'
that,' Bald Uncle Abel, 'but seems like
he can't help It. He didn't mean no
harm by lt. He'll tell It to you ag'in if
you come along this way to-morrow. I
wa'n't never married In my life, an'
there ain't no Auut Huld.v, nor no ram,
nor never was."
"I couldu't help but grin With Uncle
Abel, and said:
"'Well' I paid for a rum and-tansy
up there for you, anyhow.'
"'Course you did!' said Uncle Abel.
'That's part of it. I hain't took a drink
In more'n forty year! Think you'll i.'o
back an' lick hiniV He'll sort o' 'spect
It.'
"But I said I'd let It go. and drove
on, leaving Uncle Abel in Ihe road grinning after me."���New York Sun.
THREE REMARKABLE CHILDREN.
ITEMS FROM INDIA.
In India the jackal is more dreaded
than tlie tiger.
Cotton cloth was first made In India
and wus in use there over 2,000 years
ago.
The native Inhabitants of India
spend only about ten cent.s per annum
ou clothes.
About -280.00O.00o letters, newspa-
pen, parcels, and packets pass through
the Indluu postofflce every year.
There Is a sect ln Orlssn, In Ihe Bengal presidency, the members of which
worship Queen Victoria an their chief
divinity.
One of the greatest living authorlli.'s
on Indian statistics calculates that
from .10.000.IMHi to 40,000,000 of the people of India scarcely ever lose the sensation of hunger; in fact, they do not
know the feeling of a full stomach, except in the mango season.
Millions of men In India���especially
on the richer soils and In the river deltas���live, marry, and rear apparently
healthy children upon au Income
which, even when the wife works, !s
rarely above two shillings a week, and
frequently sinks to eighteen pence.
The explanation of the queen's apparently inexhaustible supply of indluu shawls, one of which ls her regular wedding present, is that early in
her relgu one of the Indian princes, in
consideration of Ills having a jarje and
valuable territory coded to him, bound
himself to pay annual tribute, which
Included a number of the fluent Cashmere shawls.
The Hindoo nose-ring seems likely to
disappear wilh many native cusioms.
Some of the most prominent Hindoos
in Bombay have decided that henceforward the women of their caste shall
wear a flower In the nose instead of a
ring. If the ladles refuse to obey they
will be liable to a fine. Tradition declares that wearing the nose-ring Is a
memento of au Injunction from Vishnu
himself.
Caterpillars from six Inches to n
foot long are common In the viciuity
of the Darling River, Australia.
In some of the farming districts of
China pigs are harnessed to small
wagons and mude to draw them.
Recent (statistics show that there nre
in the United States 711,800 divorced
persons, of whom 44,682 are men nud
35,218 nre women.
The lirst use of Niagara's power was
made lu 17125, a primitive sawmill being operated. Nothing more was done
until 1842, when Augustus Porter conceived the plan of hydraulic canals,
and In 1801 one of them was completed.
The Cherokee form of marriage Is
perhaps the simplest and most expressive of any. The man and woman
merely join hands over a running
stream, emblematic of the wish that
their future lives, hopes nud aspirations should How on iu the same channel.
President Alfred Coolldge of the Second National Bank of Colfax, Wash.,
has raised an Immense quantity of
wheat this season, and sold It at a rate
equaling $34.20 an acre, while the land
itself could not have been sold at any
time these past three years at $10 an
acre.
It Is a question with anthropologists
who were the ancient Slavs, and what
they were like. Prof. Lubor Nledelve
of Prague, ln the Globus, maintains
that they were long-headed blondes,
and cites the classical authors, who
speak of their reddish blonde or rufous
hair, which appears to have tallied
with that of the Goths.
Thejr Were Horn nnd Are Being Ruined
at Ben.
That out of a family of four children
three ehotild be born at sea, and on oue
ship. Is a remarkable occurrence,
which, taken Into consideration with
the 'net that tlie only child of the family born ashore did not live to be a
week old, makes it more so.
The children are those of Captain
and Mrs. Carson, and they lirst saw the
light of day in the cabin of the Manx
ship Manx King. Captain Carson's
family consists of two sous aud oue
daughter���Tom, Jack and Teresa.
Tom. Ihe eldest living child, wns born
ou the Pacific Ocean, about three hundred miles off the coast of Chile; but
the exact latitude and longitude was
never determined other than by approximation, as the sky had been overcast for several days prior to his birth.
On May 8, 1888, the arrival of the
young sailor was becomingly celebrated by the officers and crew of the ship.
Teresa was born In the storm center
of the most dreaded coast In the world,
almost off the peak of Cape Horn, on
March 24, 1891, when the Manx King
wa.s In latitude 64:42:18 south, lougi-
tude 78:86:14 west. When the ship was
laboring heavily in a living gale the
little stranger made her appearance.
When she was about ten days old the
ship, then In the South Atlantic, encountered a hurricane and was thrown
on Its beam ends, and set so low that
the seas came iu through the cabin
skylights, completely Hooding the cabins. The ship was soon got on an even
keel, aud reached Its destination without any further mishap, and with both
mother aud child In excellent health.
Jack was born Dec. 24, 1802, ln the
North Atlantic Ocean, In latitude 4:1��
north; longitude 24:;{1 west. The
weather when Jack tirsl came into the
world was all Unit could be deslml,
ami the noble ship, with Its precious
living freight, was bowling along under all sail at about fourteen knots an
hour.
All of the children enjoy remarkably
good health, and at sea, no matter how
hard the gales may blow, these children of King Neptune never allow
them to Interfere with their play. No
matter at what angle the ship may
ride, nor how much It may pitch and
toss, the children of the Manx King
play In the ship's cabin. The children
have become so accustomed to the motion of the ship that not one of them
has suffered any bad mishap; for,
where they are thrown down by the
violent pitching or rolling of the ship,
they seem lu some way to settle on the
deck, much after Ihe fashion of the
storm birds ou the ocean waves, and
though in their short lives Uiey have
encountered mon- storms than falls to
the lot of most mortals who live on
land, not one of them has suffered even
a sprained limb.
Tom's knowledge of nautical matters
ls naturally extensive, and lt is safe to
say that. If he follows the sea with his
father until he is 14 or 15 years old, he
will be able to navigate as well as most
meu who huve been at sea twenty or
thirty years, for with him it is natural.
As young as he Is, he knows the name
and location of every line and spar ou
a ship, and if it came to a pinch he
could give all the necessary orders for
shortening sail or putting the ship on
Its courses.���Portland Oregoplan.
WUJ1EN MAKTYB8.
Lots of women suffer constantly,
and seldom utter complaint.
Our habits  of  life   and dress tell
sadly upon women's (
delicate organizations.
They
ought to
be told
Just wherev
the danger
lies, for
their
whole future may
depend
upon that
knowledge and how to overcome the dangers
thut threaten them.
There is no need of our describing
the experiences of such women here���
they are too well known by those who
have suffered; but we will impress
upon every one that these are tho
never-failing symptoms of serious
womb trouble, and unless relieved at
once a life will bo forfeited.
Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound never fails to relieve the distressing troubles above referred to; It
has held the faith of the women of
America for twenty years.
It gives tone to the womb, strengthens the muscles, banishes backache
and relieves all pains incident to
women's diseases. All Druggists sell
lt and recommend it.
The four-horse chariot race wns introduced into tho Olympic games as early ua
the 23d Olympiad.
AN OPEN   Li-TYs-H TO  MOTHERS.
We are assertlny in tlie courts our ripht to the
exclusive use ofthe wonl "CASTORIA," and
"PITCHKR'SCASTOKIA," aa ourTradc Mart.
I, Dr. Samuel Pitcher, of Hyaunls, Massachusetts,
was the originator of "PITCIIKK'SCASTOKIA,"
the same that has borne and docs now bear the
facsimile signature of CHAS. H. FLETCHER on
every wrapper. This is the original" PITCHER'S
CASTORIA " which has been used in thc hollies
of the mothers of America for over thirty years.
Look Carefully at thc wrapper and sec thut it ia
the kind you have always'bought, aud has the
signature of CHAS. H. FLETCHER on the
wrapper. No one has authority from me to use
my name except The Centaur Company of which
Cbas. H. Fletcher is President.
March 8, :*a,.        SAMUEL P1TCHBR. MJX
Fifty pacers and 19 trotters joined the
2:11) class this year.
After being swindled t,v all others, send ns stamp
'��� for particular* of King Solomon's Treasure, the
i��*t.Y    renpwor of manlv   slreiiatU.      MASON
('HKMU'.s I. CO., P. 0. llox 747, Philadelphia, Pis.
The earliest reference to the horse in
Hebrew literature may lie found in
Judges 5: 28-28; cf. Joshua 11:4.
Two bottles of Plso's Cure for Consumption cured me of a bad lung itrouble.���Mrs
J.  NIcholB, Princeton, Ind., Mar. 26, 1895.
Five thousand horses have been shipped
from Seattle to Alaska this vear.
n/lnn 'or tracing and locating Ooid or Stiver
KIIIIX Ore. lost or boiled treasures. IH. I).
"u"u FOWLER. Box tOT.Sootriiiigtoll.Coaa.
The exact original habitat of the horse
is unknown.
Try Schilling's Beat tea and baking powder.
A  horse's respiration is performed entirely through its uostiils.
A Beautiful Theory, But���
A correspondent of the "Record"
I (who does not send his name) suggests
| that the United States should seize upon the mineral lauds In Alaska and other parts of the public domain and develop the gold fields on behalf of the
Government, to the exclusion of private enterprise. He says that In this
way thc public debt could soon be paltl
off ln gold, and the treasure of the
mines lie made to benefit the whole population instead of a fortunate few. This
mokes fine reudlng, If one does not stop
to think. Our correspondent should remember, however, that out of every ten
men who dig for gold not more than
one gets more than he earns In tbe
digging. Ou the average It costs a dollar to get a dollar In digging gold. Tbe
Government ls always a bad manager;
and It would probably cost tbe Government $1.50 to get |1 ln gold mining.
Our correspondent's theory Is beautiful;
but lt would not pan out ln beautiful
results. Uncle Sam had better stick
to his knitting, and depend upon tlie
pntlent taxpayers to till his treasury
stocking.���Philadelphia Record
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Ns-VKH CONTHXT.
Ambiguous.
A noted evangelist Is fond of telling
of his experiences In preaching to the
negroes in the South.
At tbe close of one of his meetings a
very large old colored woman came up
to htm and shook his hand warmly
while she sold:
"God bless you, Brudder Jones! You'o
evahbody's preacher, an' evahbody
loves ter heah yon preach, on' evah
niggab love to heah you; an', Brudder
Jones, you preaches mo' like a nlggah
than any white man that erah lived;
an', Brudder Jones, you've got a white
skin, but t'ank de Lawd, you've got a
black heartr-The Outlook.
Some people are never content with anything. They will not find exactly what
they want even In heaven. If they Know
some one ts there ahead of them. For
Instance, some are great sufferers from
neuralgia. Friends have told them what Is
best and certain to cure them. Not content with what Is said, they suffer on.
Pnin ravages and devastates the system,
and leaves lt a barren waste. St. Jacob's
Oil has cured thousands.   Just try tt.
YOUR LIVER^S
Mooro'altovoalostltaniooty will dolt. Tbrea
dote* will asks job fast batter. Oat il from
your druggUt ot any wholaiala drug boot*, or
from Stewart * Holaas Brag Co- Bosltla.
Coaldn't   Fool   Hlm.
"My dear sir," said the magazine publisher, "our circulation is by far the largest in America."
"Undoubtedly so," replied the advertiser. "I never supposed for a minute that
it was larger in foreign countries.
Queen Anne was devoted to horse racing, and not only gave royal plates to be
competed for, but ran horses for them in
her own name.
Kodaks.
$4
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UP...
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FRONT STREET, KASLO, BRITISH COLUMBIA
The Leading Commercial House.     The Only Hotel in Town HeateJ
Special Protection Against Fire     \y\     7\   ^^* ill     I 1 1     I     !       H     I        by Furnaces!   Bath Rooms.
Electric Lights!   Electric Bells,
Modern Sanitary Arrangments I
COCKLE & PAPWORTH, Proprietors.
J  ���
if
Rates $2.50 and $3.00 Per Day.
Free Sample Rooms.
KKl'OKT ON OCR WATKlt   SUPI'I.Y.
By-Laws   Carried���Olty  Contracts    l.el -
Alex Lues* Police Magistrate.
At the regular meeting of the city
council lust evening, the usual number
of accounts wen: read and referred.
David Ws Moore, returning officer in
Thursday's election for ratification of
by-laws, reported both carried.
F. W. Groves, oivil engineer appointed by the city to report on other sources
of water supply than the presont, reported that four available creeks How
into Kaslo river below Kemp's Springs
with a combined discharge of 4f>4,7_0
gallons per 24 hours, Htifliciont at. 100
gallons per capita por diom to supply a
city of 4,000 population',
A telegram from Hon. James linker
informed the council of the aceoptanco
of.T. H. McKilllgan'l resignation as po-
lease magistrate and tho appointment
of Alex Lucas.
Si H. Green was re-appointed city
treasurer to succeed Mr. .McKilligan
ind his bond lixud at $5,000.
The mayor and clerk were authorized
to execute a contract for grading A
avenue and building a trestle over the
railway tracts on name; also for stumping and grading C avenue and oth sts.
By-Laws No. 4;l, .">0 and 51 wero completed and adopted.
BIGGEST OKK SHII'MKNT YKT.
Custom Huns.-  Report. For  -o   Iiaya   of
December Kxcecds the Ki-ciinl.
The custom house report for _9 days
of December already excoeds the greatest record of any full month in the history of tho Slocan.    It is as follows:
Gross lbs. ore 8,886,686
Gross value in dollars 1368,266
Total ozs. in lead 8,697,862
"   "   silver 401,005
MINING RECORDS.
OUESIIII'M^NTS
I'oiiuvrin^arc llic ore shipment., for theweck
ending Dei: 31 iivct the Kaslu st Sirtcrm Ity:
Mine'                     Destination,                    Tons.
Ruth I'lichlo anil Everett ISO
Payne ..Pueblo ami Everett .too
Whitewater Everett 1114
Lucky Jim Pilot Hay 380
Last Chance. .I'uctilii mill Aurora  IM)
Keco Denver  ai
Ajax ..Kaslo  if,
Antiiine Aurora  IS
Ham Iiler Tacoma 80
Fidelity Kaslo -.. _o
Total tonH
1*4
From July 1, 1807, to December U tne lending
mines nf the Kloean region have Snipped over
Ihc Kaslu A Kloean Hallway for water transportation from Kaslo, us follows:
Mine. Tons.Mine. Tons
Payne  Mri Surprise  S8
Kuth OssVn Blocan Hoy  7��
Whitewater  l.iilH Ajax  71
Sloean Star*    7n0W underfill  ss
Noble Five*     B3S'American Hoy  29
Washington*     4ii"i!lied Fox  *,
11 rent Western...    :il2Antolne  03
Rambler-Cariboo     168 Freddie Lee  31
I hex       Uli liooileniiiiKh ., . tl >
I.uckv Jim  2.8*"ijllest  (11
Last'Chance...    .     4M|Beco  310
* Concentrates.
The following Is a statement of ore ship-
menu over the Nakusp r_ Kloean branch of the
C. P. R. from Sandon, Three Forks and Resellers.- since July 1st, nol included In the foregoing.   All was shipped to Omaha:
Mine. TonslMlne. Tons.
lldiihii     SMI Reco     ,"iu7
jSlocan Star l.OHOlltnterprlse    ion
fC'oncentratee.
METAI. QUOTATIONS.
New York, Dec. 31.   Silver, STUp,
( opiicr-strong; brokers' price, ��11 H7(a)l 1 .(XI.
Lead-strong; T"oker��' price, I3.J0; exchange,
|S.7t#U8.
TRANSFERS. ETC.
I Where no con side ration la mentioned the
nominal sum of jl I* understood.i
Dec 27.���Silver Queen-J. K. Q, Abott and
Tim o'lsuary to Robt. F. Dodd.
Zula King���Theo Cyr to K. C. Thursby, Vi, VU.
Wisconsin and Lucky Btride -William II.
Hennessy and Mary Honncssy to C, A. Flem-
lnir, %, *6oo.
Some���E. L. Tate to same, % |2S0.
Waverly���8. W. Rees to C. L. Brush.
Portland���A. C. Fry to *amc.
Surprise and Elected���Option for one vear
from W. F. Montellus toE.H. Klppeto and V.
A. Johnson. 	
LOCATIONS.
Dec. 27.���PartB in 1900 by Frank M.   Fortln on
Johnson creek. _____
CERTIFICATES OF IMPROVEMENT.
Dec. 27.���Granite Iron and J. F.  By Granite
M. & 8. Co.
Sunrise, Morning Star, No. 2 and' Frontenac
hv Vi. A. Johnson.
'Dec. 29.���Montezuma and  Mexico by  Kaslo-
Monte.tima M. &��� M. Co.
(lood Hopes Fraction bv W. R. Wlnstcad.
Now For Elegant Holiday Goods!
Look at this List==Do You Want Any?
Diamonds   j  Rings. Ear Rings, Pendants!
W^tfhp^   i   Gold, Silver and Gold Filled Cases.
VV dlA^i iv^c5   j Elgin, Waltham and Hampden Movements j
Sterling   SilVCr  j Novelties, HollowWare, Flat Ware!
T TP&ri Kr-Al 1 caoz  c*i~\r\    O^ r~i ^e*   ����� ^��*d I Silver Handles, Natural Wood Silver
UIIIU1C11CI& dlld   V_.ailC��   [  Trimmed Handles, Pearl sni Ivory Handles.
Cllt GlaSS   J  Some CHOICE LINES STILL IN STOCK.
I A Fine Stock of the
Newest Goods !
JEWELRY
Mail Orders Promptly Atterided To.
R. STRATHERN, The Jeweler,
FRONT STREET,
KASLO,
BRITISH COLUMBIA.
TsAIllMl-DUNOAN   ASSOCIATION.
, <>. Buchanan Elected 1'res Id int to Succeed J. II. McKilligan.
At the meeting of the executive committee of the Lardo-Duncan Improvement Association, yesterday afternoon,
G. O. Buchanan waB elected president
to succeed J. B. McKilligan, resigned
on account of removal from the city.
Secretary Kolph was instructed to
write Dominiou Engineer Roy,eoncern-
ing the best mode of expenditure of the
$.'1000 on hand, and to request an early
visit of inspection; to answer the letter
of Acting Gold Commissianer Goepel,
stating that 18 miles of road could ho
built at $1000 per mile, aud to furnish
the same data to our representative, J.
Fred Hume of Nelson; and to furnish
requested information concernig the
association's work to Government
Agent Keen to embody in his forthcoming report.
���      I., |       ' i
OCCIDENTAL IIOTKL.
Under the   New Management
Monahan & green.
if Messrs..
Messrs. Monahan and Green having
purchased the Occidental hotel from
E. C. Hall will aim to make it one
of the neatest and most comfortable
hotels in the Kootenay, the proprietors
being thoroughly acquainted with the
hotol luminous. Board and lodgings
from $1.25 to $2.00 a day according to
roofti. Bath room in connection freo of
extra charge.
ADVERTISED LETTER LIST.
Following in thc Hit nf letters remaining un-
chI led for In tho Kanlo PostnlHoe since thc lent
Hut published over slate of Den. _2,1897:
Bell, G
AsTalre at Nakusp.
Genclle & Co's saw mill at Nakusp
is running in full force and has 60 men
in tbe woods. The change of time by
the boats and trains hate largely affected the hotel business, as passengers
now make close connections and do not
stop over at that town. The steamer
Lytton is at present on the ways- being
generally overhauled and repaired and
is expected to be off in ten days or twe
weeks.���Revelstoke Herald.
Adams, lieo. II. M.
Rurnidde, Chan.
Burtou, Mrs. Ellen
Hluir. Henry
Compton, A. end X,
<'olgati Peter
Dempster, Chan.
Fruitier, Wm.
(loiidwln, M.S. I'.
Hnddy.H.
Hulmes, Ida
Haieltoii, Win.
Johnson. M. B.
King, Jno.
Lowell, Joseph
Marshall, li.
Murry, Jno.
Mastcrson, O. B.
McllllK Mrs.
McAsklll.Jiiii.
McLood, J. C.
McKay, Maud
Price, A. K.
Bench,t\ B.
Reynolds, J. W.
Hproal, (I. H.
Strogland, Peter
Waters, l/has.
Beaton, Angus
Brown, J. C.
Duiker, Peter
Carroll, Miss Anna
Doren, A.
Dee, Jan.
Tors, Peter
lleyliind. A. K
Hume, LUcle
Harris, Jas.
���lulsnnd, J.
Klaptaek, Harry
Kunl/., Mary
Miller, D.
Murphy, J. W.
Megan, W. R.
M��(Y"
���>���������-
The People Say,
That the Kootenay is the Best  District in British Columbia.
That Kaslo ls the Best Town iu Kootonay.
that STEPHENSON
SELLS THE BEST DRUGS IN KASLO,    J
AND THE PEOPLE ARE RIGHT.
tin
Slocan Cigar Factory, | HOSr"
___.^PATRONIZE HOME INDUSTRY.
W UNION MADE GOODS! kaslo, b. c.
HimiiiMiiHiiiiiMineiesneuei -;.;<imm��iicmmmm������ ,��nt��w
Bargain* In Hay and Oat*.
j The Kaslo Transfer company have
���purchased 100 tons of. hay acd^C.OOO
.bushelB of oats at a low figure and are
prepared by thus purchasing in large
quantities and paying cash to give
their customers the benefit of these
bargains. See them at their office on
Front street.
Office* or Cottages for Rent or Sale.
Turner & Brydon, Builders,<on Front
street,have a good business office, hard
finished cottages,or unfurnished rooms,
centrally located,for rent or sale. They
will also build to order. See them at ,, ���
their offlce in the News buildl^Front g5Jig�� Wt^AR
.*'       If Slain     T2      fl ������<'���.- I '.  ..1
Tho Payne Increases It* Kort-e.
The' News Is in receipt of information that.&fter the flrst of the year, the
Payne will increase its force from 120
to 160 men. A few shares of Payne
stock aren't bad things to  have  just
S.fW. 	
Keep Warms
Good fir and tamarack wood delivered at shortest notice and most reason
Kaslo, B. C.i
slluin, D.
McClowd, Miss Norma
McDonald, A. C.
MeKeiisle.A. D.
Niehol.s.N. D.
Peace, H. F.
Roberta, Abraham
Hhlell, lien.
Xhaw, B. R.
Toombs. O. I).
Worrell, W. P.
.4. If. tlRKKN, Postmaster.
Dec. 29, 1897.
The Da renport For Holiday Meal*.
Those v, tho desire to be good to themselves du ring this holiday season will
find the best of opportunities to regale
the iimi ^ man at the Davenport cafe on
Fourth street, Messrs. Ross & Wilson,
alwayi t alive to the comfort of their
���patro J8i are expected to fairly outdo
them selves this month in the high
class, meals that they serve. Their
rest aurant is truly first class and would
be i * credit to any city.
rt'., K*slo, B. C.
] company.
Alt Aboard for Klondike.
Local A^>ent Alder Bishop of tbe C,
P. R. is announcing on his bulletin
boarti, rate* from Kaslo to Ft. Wrangel,
Juaosvu, Skaguay, Dyea and other
points en route to the Klondike.
Read! the British Columbia News
* Butte Hotel 1.
������P. Resta urtafit.
Meals at all houi-s between 5 a. m. aud 9 p. jjb.   Short Orders a Specialty. Business Men's Lunch from 11:30 ttv. m. to 7:30p.m.
D. A. CARR, formerly of Columbia Hotel Restaufrant, south side
^     Front St., bet. 3rd and 4th, opposite Steamer Landings, Kaslo, B.C.
*V
j^-ljHSHSHfc 4*HHHjr ^HelfJ.!-^
^-iiNHJ^^^
THE VALUE OF A/
Good Advertising Medium
is jmeasureivby
rUafasyfe*��� S The BMTIi��H C01,��MBIA NKWS is the leading,
Price and Circulation j
Country.
Price is cheap consistent
with circulation, whieh
,1s tho largest in Kaslo.
s
1,-A.avvm IVWH
Electrical Constifuction,
Private Telephone Lines.
Wiring in all its branches.
filectric Lighted Power Plant*.
���  Flxtures,rShades, Bell Goods, Eto.'
' - 4
mx< to P.0^ Fro&t Street, Ka_S^ a C

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