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 V
BRITISH COLUMBIA NEWS
I  ptJBLICITY
5   ���%   Prosperity's Path.
���itJBLICITY  PAVES
AdVertise in The News.
VOL. I.
KASLO, B. G, FRIDAY, DEC. 24,1897.
NO. 25.
raps His Party.
Says that It Courts Destruction if It Persists in
Opposing Bimetallism.
the treasury by the normal workings,
soon to be seen, of the new tariff law.
Shall we wait for these things or rush
on to self-destruction? President McKinley must decide. Will he act for
his people or for his plutocrats? Upon
Mb answer will depend tho events of
1898. Wm. E. Chandler.
Washington, D. C, Dec. 18,1807.
HMUW
Another Survey Party Put Info
The Field.
United States Senator W. E. Chandler of New Hampshire, one of the few
leading members of the republican
party, who persists in talcing seriously
the party platform pledges, professing
friendship to bimetallism, has written
a lettor to the Washington (D. C.)
Post. The letter was drawn out by a
discussion arising over a bill sought to
be introduced by Secretary of the
Treasury Gage, in which Gage threatened that if a silver congress should
be elected in 1898 and pass a free coinage measure, President McKinley
would veto it. The letter is in part as
follows:
"If the secretary of the treasury and
his gold standard associates will cease
their demand for impossible currency
legislation, congress will pass the nec-
ossary appropriation bills, probably
take care of Hawaii and Cuba, there
will not be a serious party division during the session, and there will be an
adjournment. If Secretary Gage continues to press upon congress a bill the
object of which he says is first to oom-
mit the country more thoroughly to the
gold standard and theimraediate result
of which is to throw doubts upon the
sincerity of the president's doeli.ru-
lions in favor of continued efforts to
secure bimetallism, a political turmoil
will arise in congress which will split
the now united republican party Into
fragments, while it will unite and consolidate the now incongruous opposition. It is not feasible to retire tho
greenbacks, and there is more probability that a bill will be sent to tbo
president to increase their amount. It
is not possible to secure the passage
through either house of a bill making
the greenbacks into gold notes or authorizing bonds payable in gold. The effort to do either will probably result in
the passage of a bill for the redemption of the greenbacks in silver dollars and for the payment of all United
States bonds in gold or silver coin, in
the discretion of- ��� the president, who
will be commanded to exercise his option for the advantage of the government, and not for the advantage of tbe
creditors.
''With such an uproar in congress as
these proceedings will create, with certain congressmen embroiled therein,
with preeidentlal vetoes as threatened
by Secretary Gage under angry din
cussion, it will happen that all busl
nese enterprises and funds anil stocks
will be disturbed, prices will fall, insolvencies will increase and the republicans will lose the congressional
elections of 1898 as disastrously as they
did in 1890, and beyond the hope of a
favorable reaction in 1900, at whieh
time, therefore, a Bryan democratic
president and congress will be chosen.
"Whether we are to have one of
these results, political safety, or the
other, political destruction, depends
entirely upon the oourse to be pursued
by Secretary Gage and those who are
pressing him forward, namely: The
gold standard league of New York and
the self-constituted monetary conference. How much Secretary Gage cares
for tfje republican party is not known.
Whether President McKinley, whose
professions of good faith towards bimetallism are coming to a tost, will
atop his .secretary, is not known. It is
to be hppefj he will. But no political
situation ,h.as been clearer than the
present one Is to sound eyes, since the
republican, party began its marvelous
oareer of 42 years ago. There are
times for all things. There Is a time'
to move anpYa time to keep still, and
now is the time to so keep. It is simply absurd for the republican party in
this congress to affirmatively open discussion of the question and bring a yea
and ro vote pn currency legislation.
We ought ta) await the progress of international bimetallism, the advent of
business prospeHty akd 'the filling of
CUIUS 1 'M AS OBSERVANCES.
PreBbyterlan'.Cliristmas Tree and Adama
House restivul To-Night.
The Christmas tree and concert of
the Presbyterian Sunday school will
be given in the church this evening at
8 o'olock. An elaborate program has
been arranged.
The Adams House festival also opens
this evening after supper. The interior of the hotel is a bower of beauty.
At St. Mark's church services will be
held to-morrow, Christmas day. at 11
o'clock. On Sunday 2(lth at 11 a. m.
and 7.30 p. m. All are Invited to attend.
Last Monday evening's Baptist
Christmas tree and farewell to Rev.
Newcombe was largely attended and
much appreciated.
The ball announced by the ladles of
the Catholic church for next Monday
evening has been postponed.
The Methodist Sunday school will
give its Christmas tree next Tuesdey
evening.
SUED FOK SLANDER.
Officials Charge thc Times and Province With Criminal Libel.
Warrants for the arrest of tbe Victoria Province leaders���viz, Hewitt
Bostock, M. P., chief .owner, Ian
Coltart, manager, and Walter C. Nleh-
ol, editor���and also for the arrest of
Senator Templeman of the Victoria
Times have been issued in Victoria on
complaint of Hon. J. H. Turner, Premier, and Hon. C. E. Pooley, president
at the BritishColumbia executive council. The Province is charged with
criminal libel against the complainants, and the Times is charged with
copying the same with approval.
At the preliminary hearing of the
case last Tuesday in Victoria, Manager
Coltart of the Province and Senator
Templeman of the Times were committed for trial with bail fixed at
$1,000.
The information against W.C, Nloh-
ol, editor of the Province, has been
withdrawn for the present to permit of
his making an intended trip to tbe
east, and Mr. Bostock, M. P., has not
yet been served.
Tbe information charges that the
libel was written ln the sense of imputing that the two ministers had be-
trayod tbe publio trust reposed In them
and have received bribes, and "that
they did put and are prepared to put
the plant and purposes and secret in
formation of the executive council and
government of the said province of
which they are members, at the disposal of a certain commercial company
or companies with which they are connected, and that they are lending such
their official Influence and official
knowledge in-, such members of the said
executive council to the promotion of
companies of a questionable character
[meaning ln regard to honesty] for u
valuable consideration, direct or indirect to a large amount, paid or given
by such companies to each of them, tbe
said John Herbert Turner and Charles
I'M ward Pooley,therefor, and that such
their conduct constituted a corrupt bargain and sale of themselves and prostitution of suoh their publto officers for
their own private gain as men in high
places, meaning their said 'places as
suoh minister of finance and agriculture and president of such executive
council."
Iniiii'iilioiis of a Speedy Railway Connection
With Oar Northern Tributaries.
Another surveying party headed by
C. A. Stoess, left the latter part of last
week, in the employ of the Kaslo and
Lardo-Duncan Railway company to locate an alternating route up the Lardo-
Dunean river from the north end of the
lake. It is understood that, like the
last surveyed route, Argenta will be
the starting point, but that the new
route will cross over to the west side of
the river and follow up that side, both
to Duncan City and to Trout Lake.
The sending of a survey party out at
this season of the year indicates that
there is some urgency for an early selection of route and starting to work.
President Munn of this company who
is also president of the Kaslo & Sloean
railway, is understood to have recently
interested some eastern capital in this
enterprise in a way that promises early
practical results.'
If the Lardo-Duncan country can be
developed, thus, all of its enormous
weath will be naturally tributary to
Kanlo. All are hoping" and expecting
to see tbe road building begin as soon
as soon as the frost Is out of tbe ground.
It ls also hinted that it is among the
early possibilities for the Kaslo and
Slocan railway to extend its line up the
west side of the lake and form a junction with the Lardo-Duncan road.
New Boat For Unpin   Luke Trade
In this connection, it is stated that a
new steam launch, now being constructed in Kaslo bay, is likely to make
a lively bid for the trade brought about
by this proposed road building, even
if it has no absolute connection with it
at present. It is being built by Chas.
Wheaton for Montgomery & Gray.
The oak frame was brought in on the
the International a few evenings since,
In sections. It is to be 38 feet long
with 7 foot beam, fitted, with turbine
engine and rotary twin screws. A
water tube boiler completes the resemblance to recent models of German torpedo boats.
ing four new notices, all applied for by
H. E. A. Robertson:
For a company to construct a railway
from Rossland to Robson.
For a company to construct a railway
from Fort Steele to the international
boundary.
For a company to construct a railway
from the Skeena river to the eastern
boundary of the province.
For a company to construct a railway from Teslin lake to the coast of
British Columbia.
D.
Albert Ashton Dies of Exposure arid
Assault.
Sim don and tho Klondike
C. Clark one of the original own
ers of the Ruth and  now   engaged  in i
developing the Dorothy near the Ruth
talks to a Spokesman Reviow reporter,
as follows about the Klondike feeling
at Sandon:
"The district does not present the
lively appearance of a year ago, but
that is duo to the fact that the floating
population has moved out. There are
as many men working as ever and the
district is keeping up its shippings record nicely. Klondike excitement is
In evidence in Sandon. The departure
of Bartlett Brothers .the packers, who
have shipped their outfits with the Intention of packing over the upper portion of tho Spokane route during the
coming season has drawn attention to
the route and many are planning to go
over it. The result is that much money
that would otherwise bo in circulation
is being hoarded by the miners who
want to savo enough to buy outfits in
the8pritig. There will be quite an exodus in the early months of 1898 unless
there is a change of sentiment.
!      THE CORBIN RAILWAY.
The 'Spokane* *    Northern     to
Through Grand forks.
Build
Messrs. Bodwell & Irving, solicitors
of Victoria, are giving notice that they
Will apply to the Dominion parliament
at the next session, for a charter to
build a* rail way from a point on the
Spokane & Northern railway through
fee Christina lake section to the Kettle
river, thence up this river to Grand
Forks, thence across the international
tjoundary line at or near Carson, and
proceed into tbe Colville Indian reservation, presumably to Eureka camp.
NEW GOLD  COMMISSIONER.
si, B. Slbbald Appointed at Reveletoke���
J. M. Kellle Disgruntled.
Revelstoke, Dec. 1".���J. D. Slbbald
has been appointed to succeed Gold
Commissioner Graham, with headquarters at Revelstoke. A letter .has
been Issued to the publio by J. M. Kellle, M. P. P. for the north riding ot
West Kootenay, which Includes the
Trail Creek mining division, in which
he renouncos his support of the Turner
government; In this epistle he sets
forth, among other things, that his
reason for this action ��ls because he
was uot consulted In relation to the appointment of J. D, Slbbald as gold commissioner. Kellle offers to resign his
seat If his course Is not approved by
his supporters.
Projected B. C. Railway!.
Railway bills .promise to occupy a
very considerable portion of the time
of the legislature at its next session,
says the Viotoria Colonist, about twenty projected roads having already published notices ofjtheir applications. As
would naturally be expected, the golden
northland ls the scene of operations
selected by these companies, to which
several additions have been made this
week, the Gazette contains the follow-
rhauge at the Montezuma.
Supt. L. L. Patrick has resigned the
management of the Montezuma mine
on the South Fork and T. L. Mitchell
, has been appointed to the vacancy.
Mr. Patrick will remain in Kaslo to
!pok after his other interests. The new
mill and tramway wiil commence operations next Monday.
Rea.a* the News and keep posted.
Baehelor  New Year Dinner.
Invitations are out for a New Year
bachelor dinner to be given by the officers of the steamer Kokanee on board
at Kaslo, Saturday evening, January 1.
1898. The editor of the News acknowledges with thanks, the invitation, and
although not a baehelor will try to be
present.      	
SANDON TO INCORPORATE.
Our  Mountain  Neighbor Will  Soon Become a City.
Advices from Victoria state that
Sandon will soon be granted the privileges of an incorporated town, by vir
tue of an act recently approved by the
lieutenant governor in council. An
election will be had January 13 for the
selection of a mayor and aldermen.
All other officials will be appointed
by the mayor and council. The first
important matter for consideration will
be the building of a sewer system,
which will undoubtedly be provided
during the first year after incorporation. Private enterprise has already
supplied an efficient water works system and electric lighting plant.
Thero are about 260 qualified elec-
tqjis, and the contest for the various
(Unices promises to reach an interesting
stage before the time of holding the
election.
The leading candidates for mayor
inoludo Postmaster E. R. Atherton,
who opened Sandon's first store; 0.
ClifTe, publisher of tho Mining Reviow; E. M. Sandllands, financial
agent; Goorge Lovatt the ralllman;
Jacob Kelsen and C. D. Hunter.
Coroner's Jury Fixes Responsibility Upon Chas
Borene of Whitewater.
News reached Kaslo last Saturday
morning that a man had been found
frozen to death on the railway near
South Fork. Coroner Dr. Rogers left
for the scene and returned with the
body that evening. A coroner's jury
was impanelled Monday and an inquest
held. ..   -
The coroner's jury consisted of John
McDonald, Archie MoCallum, Robert
Yuill, D. McPhail, R. Strathern and
James Nicholson. The evidence"
showed that the doceased and a working partner, Edward Callahan, had'
left Whitewater at 10:30 o'clock
Thursday evening to walk to Kaslo.
Before they left Whitewator, they had
been drinking and had an altercation
with Charles Borene of the Vietoria
hotel, in which Ashton was very roughly handled.
About four miles above South Fork,
Ashton gave out and could travel no
further. He was deserted by Callahan
who came on to Kaslo alone, arriving
about 2 a. m. Next morning he was
discovered and carried to a near by
cabin where he died shortly afterwards. His arms and legs were badly
frozen.
Ashton was aged 29, was a carpenter
by trade and came from Toronto. Little is known of his peoples
The coroner's jury returned a verdict of death through exposure, aggravated by the assault of Borene. A warrant was issued at once for Borene's arrest. He was brought to Kaslo and
his preliminary examination was begun yesterday before Justice of the
Peace Chipmau. Lawyer Whealler
appeared for tbo prosecution and Lawyer Grlmmett of Sandon for the defense. A continuance was granted until next Wednesday to give the defence
an opportunity to secure desired wit"
ne8ses.      	
METAIs QUOTATIONS.
Silver Rises   Again���Lead Remain* Sl����
tlouary.
CITY COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS.
Ales.  Lucas   tp   Suooeed   Police
trnl<* MoKllllgan.
Magis-
Sinco tbe last issue of -the News the
city council has held two meetings.
At the meeting last night notification
of tbe .resignation of J. B. McKilligan
as police magistrate was received.
The council recommended to the lieutenant governor to appoint Alex. Lucas
to tbe vacancy.
The election by-law, in effect to prevent disfranchisement at the coming
municipal election of those who havn't
paid their taxes, was completed and
adopted. The railway exemption bylaw and the city property sales by-law
were completed and as noted elsewhere
are to be submitted to the people next
Thursday.
The council is still working on th_
by-law to extend the 'electric light
company's franchise from three to ten
years. .
Alderman Goodenough gave notice
that he would introduce a by-law to
establish Crescent street from A avenue
to Seventh street, and Front street between Sixth and Seventh streets.
Lead (Broker's.) Silver.
Saturday, Dec. 18  3.50 66 1-8
Monday, Dec. 20.  3.50 56
Tuesday, Dec. 21  3.50 56 1-2
Wednesday, Deo. 22  3.50 56 WS
Thursday, Dec. 23  3.50 57 3-8
Friday, Dec. 24  3.50 57 1-4
To Vote on New City By-Laws.
Next Thursday December 30, at the
council chambers between 8 a. m. and
4 p. m., the voters of Kaslo will be permitted to accept or reject the Railway
Exemption by-law and the CltyProperi
ty Sales by-law. It is generally conceded that both by-laws will be accept*
od without serious opposition. .
Lardo-Duncan Meeting.
A meeting of the executive committee of the Lardo-Duncan Improvement
Association ls called for this afternoon
at the council chamber at 4 o'clock.
Important business is to be transacted,
among other things the election of a
successor to President McKilligan.
Firemen's New Year Ball Postponed.
The New Year ball of the Fire Brig*
ade announced in last week's issue
has been postponed so as not to conflict
with the Kaslo Dramatic club's ��performance of the "Private Secretary"
arranged for about that date.
At the Skating Rink.
Skating, curling and hockey playing
are the order of the nights at the rink
at present. Lar/e crowds are in attendance. The following officers have
been elected for the new hockey club:
Presidfldit, b. B. Gerrard; vice-president, Archie Fletcher; secretary-treasurer, F.'J. Hijl.i
The Kaslo curlers have received , a
challenge from the Sandon club Ip
compete for the Bostock cup. Tbey
have accepted and will name a date
seon. NEW    MINING    CORPORATION.
(ilu.liMIc Concern Organised ln London with a Capital of iji7..-,iio,o(Mi
���Hun Alr.-nil) Secured Mining
I'i on.riliM on tbe Weat Coaat of
America.
A dispatch from London to as follows:
"Tlio prospectus of the long talked of
und gigantic British American corporation in issued, The capital is l,500,000
pounds sterling, of which 1,000,000 0110-
jionnil (shares are now oll'ered at par, the
issue being limited to shareholders of the
London and (ilobe Finance Company. The
directors are the marquis of Duit'crin and
Ava Lord Lpch, Hon. Charles Mackintosh,
lieutenant governor of Northwest Territory, Edward A. Home, one of the direc-
heen  made in  the Ruby mine  and  Unit
over $1,000,000 worth of ore is in sight, j
The owners are taking out $2,000 a day. j
The property was purchased last summer
from Adolpli Moudenliauer of Sail Fran-1
ciseo fur $00,000, Uie principal owner be-
ing M. E, Craves, a New York niuu.
Golconda Group Bonded.
Tlie (iolconda group, in Smith's camp, j
Boundary  Creek,  about  six  miles  from j
Greenwood, B, C, by rood, has been bond- j
ed by P. C. Stoesa, M. E., of Speknne, acting, it is understood, for the British Columbia   Development  Company  of   Lon- ,
don, England, in which Lord Sudcley is a
leading stockholder.   The amount of the
bond is $35,000. payable in equal instalments at six, nine and 12 months from
date.    Development work is to be commenced without delay and thc bond calls
for  Uie  expenditure  in actuul  work  of
$3000 during Uie ensuing three months,
and a like sum (making $6000 in all) during the next following three months.
The Golconda   group consists   of the
Ooleonda, Cleveland. Laocoon, Wild Rose
nnd York    claims, located    at different
tors of (he bunk of British North America,; Ulnes during tho  ycar8  ]805  ftn_  189(Jj
and Whitaker Wright, a well known fin-   amJ owncd by Hon George E. Foster, Do-
The corporation has secured the | rainion ex-minister of finance, the latter
famous Le Roi and Josie mines as well
as eight other well known Rossland mines
having purchased   a half-interest   in the
group Inst winter.    The principal  work
and Nelson properties.     It also secures as, haa been d()ne 0��� th(1 G0i.on()iti on ^y^ 1
a going concern  tlie Alaska Commercial( ,,,���;,��� thore ig a vejn Tary[ng in width I
Company, with the townsite at Dawson; (rom three to eif,ht feet  0'pcnpa a]ong a;
City, and claims on Bonanza, El Domdo, I distance of 300 feet by cuts made through
Hear and other Klondike creeks."
lt is evident that the cable refers to the
Wesl   L. Roi-sTbsic company, owning thc
Annie claim near the Le Roi, instead of
to the Le Roi and Josie mines.
The   Spokane   ltoiitc.
several feet of wash into the sulphide ore,
which is solid down to about 14 feet in
depth. Below 14 feet tho vein maintained its width, but it has more or less gan-
gued up. What ore there was in it was
solid, assaying from $7 to $l(i, while the
There  is great interest  taken  in SpO- ; mixed   gangtie,   taken   as   it   came,   ran
kune over the overland route to the Kloil-; from $.'! to $5.   The indications are thnt I
dike, the committee having received $100, all solid ore will be met witli at greater
each from two leading business houses in j depth.
IDOL OF THE CAVERN.
Strange Relic Discovered in Monticoui-
ery County, Indiana.
Kor uinny yours evidence litis been
accumulating Unit the romantic regions
of Rock rivor. otherwise known as Sugar creek, In Montgomery County, Indiana, wore once inhabited by u race
of beings equaling, If not surpassing, ln
Intelligence the Toltecs of Mexico and
Indians of Alnskn. Archaeologists
huve from time to time discovered disconnected remains of n former civilization thnt most assuredly had its cities,
towns nnd hamlets. Its schools, its observances of religious riles und ceremonies, its social nnd political organizations. Fate, however, has permitted
a courageous Crawfordsvllle, Ind.,
youth to settle two points concerning
which archaeologists have long been ln
doubt. The first ls that this ancient
race of people were n devout, ldol-wor-
shlplng people; the second, that they
existed in a comparatively recent era,
or ut least since the great Appalachian
upheaval and the annihilation of the
southern extremity of Uie glacial bed,
known to have covered at one time all
of northern Indiana. On the east bank
of Sugar creek, not far from Younts-
vllle, ls a cave. The most during Of
eacn picnic group lias many times tried
to explore Uie depths of this cavern,
snugly hidden by overhanging boughs.
und iu every Instance until recently
each attempt bus failed.
Recently, however, a Ornwfordsville
searcher ufter notoriety or Immortal
fume (hired to enter the sucred precincts of this wonderful place.   Armed
ITRAVELERS'GUIDE
Summary of Railway-Steamer Time
Cards from Kaslo.
tho city, with a pledge to contribute $100
additional for each $1,000 received by the
soliciting committee.
H. II. Baldwin, ex-sheriff of Flathead
county, Montana, was ill Spokane the
other day arranging to start in February
over the Spokane route with a pack train
of 35 horses.     His horses arc innured to
Mill    to   11.'    Enlarged.
Superintendent ,T. A. Ventch of the
Pern mine lias been in Nelson, B. C, and
reports that everything is running along
smoothly and effectively, and that the
stomps arc pounding out their usual
amount of ore. The machinery for the
enlargement of the mill has not yet arriv-
the winters in British Columbia, having   vAt but js cxpectc,J soon.   Thc first work
been employed in packing on Ihe west side I of improvement wi'l be thc addition of
of Kootenay lake during the last two win- j tm> eiPctric light plant, and this will be
of Goat river, and Mr. Baldwin will drive j fa operation within Uio next few weeks.
them  down by way of Bonner's    Ferry j Bn)ol ot a BlK Sale.
soon.     He expects to load them at Spo-       ... , ,,   .     ,   ,,. ,       , .    .,
, ,    *   ,      ,                  ,  .     ,  ,,        It is rumored that a half interest m the
kane, and has already arranged to take, _  ,. .    ,,    ���. , ...
.__ .'__ ,,._      ,._. ... ___ _��__. .������_ I Ruth mine in the Slocan has recently been
sold by its English owners to other Englishmen for $050,000. Such is the current
report at Sandon, but it cannot be confirmed, as the Ruth company is a close
corporation. A recent rich strike was
made in the mine.
Tbe Iron Mask.
Tbe main shaft ot the Iron Mask it
Rossland, which is being extended to tlie
200-foot level, is down 170 feet, showing
three feet of fine ore. The property employs 30 men.
ALL AROUND MARKET REPORT.
Wheat    Quotation*.    Wool     Figures
and   the  Price*   of   Produce.
through the supplies of two Montana man
and three from Illinois. These, with himself and assistant, make a party of seven, and he expects to contract with tlnve
more. He will go to Asheroft by way
of Okanogan lake. "I have made a careful study of the route,*" said Mr. Baldwin.
"I am satisfied that it is practical and
that u pack train will pay. I intend to
make the trip Uirough to Lake Teslin,
and then work tlie train between Telegraph. Creek aud the lake while the rush
lasts, after which 1 will build scows and
float the stock down to Dawson City,
where 1 expect to find profitable employment."
l.e ((.si Ileal Did Not Go Through.
The issue of the British Columbia Re- ' Spokane, Dec. 20.���Following are whole-
view, published in l>ondon, on November sal,, prices, unless otherwise quoted:
20, before the departure of the visiting 1/3! Wheat (at the warehouse) ��� Country
Roi directors, contains this editorial par-; points: Club, bulk 55.e, sacked 58c; blue-
agniph: "It is doubtful, most doubtful, j ��tem, bulk 58_c, sacked 61c. At Spokano:
whether in the present temper of mark- Club, bulk 5��4c, sacked 50c; bluestem,
ets, the Le Roi deal will go Uirough, but bulk 59.Jc, sacked (12c.
the directors uow in London might con-1 Oats���At Spokane, f. o. b., $10@17 per
sidcr whether, with the assistance of the j ton.
powerful group in v. hose hands they no ,vj Barley ��� Country points, 00@C2c per
are, they would not be well-advised  m j cwt.
marketing the shares of the stock ex- j Rye���Country points, 70@75c per cwt
change. Those connected with the said ; Prixluce���Creamery butter, 40 and 00-
grottp certainly have the experience ncces- j |h tubs, 20c per lb; 5, 10 nnd 20-lb tubs,
sary to curry through an operation of the j ;J0c per lb; prints, 30c per lb; eastern but-
description suggested." | ter, 25@2flc per lb;  country butter, in
I-i.) Inn thc Buckhorn Bond. ] r0Hs, 20@25c per lb; cooking butter, 10c
.J. 1*. Irvin has made the second pay-j per lb; cheese, twin, full cream, 13@14e;
nient of $2,500 oh his bond on the Buck- ; cheese, twins, skim milk, 9@10e; eastern
horn property, located a short distance eggs, $(l(��jfl.25 per ease; ranch eggs, $8@
urn ih.'iisl. ul' Boimcr's Kerry. Idaho. The 8.50; honey, white comb 13.@14e, fancy
amount of tlie bond is 135,000, and the   15c per lb.
owners of the property are Jasper King, Vegetables���Potatoes, 28(5)300 per cwt;
I. si. Bryant, Churles Ewing and David ' cabbage, 75c per cwt; turnips, 75c per
Longlcy, all of Bonner'? Ferry. Mr. Ir-' cwt; beets, 75c per cwt; onions, 75@80c
vin has a force of men employed on the! per cwt; beans l.gljo per lb; squash,
claim driving u 350-foot tunnel Ul cross-, $1.10 per dozen.
cut the lodge.    Payments un the bond ex-      Fruit���California lemons, $3.50@4 per
tend until June 1, 1808. 'box;  navel   oranges, fancy $4   per box,
Idaho'*  Mold  Ontpat. I choice $3.75; seedlings, $3.35@3.fi0; cook-
The latest statistics of the Boise assay : inB apples, 00(3}$U0 per box; eating ap-
office ia the published report of Asmyer'. PH*i *115��125; pears, 00c@$l; Concord
Church for 181H1 which gives the gold out- grades, 25c per baskot; California, $1.25
put for Idaho for that year at $2,323,701). I ��LS0; craiilierrioa, $0.50<_)10 per barrel;
Tho work dono in the ofllco for this year bananas, $1.75(5)2.25.
indicates that 1807 will mark a lnrge ad- '��� Poultry���Old chickens, live weight,
vanco in the gold output for the state j 8@0o per lb; dressed, 10c per lbj spring
over many previous years. The stream of chickens, $3.00@3.60 per dos; dressed,
the yellow metal comes trickling in thou-1 10c per lb; spring turkeys, live, 0 l-2@
sands of small rivulets from the grout I 10c per lb; dressed, ll@12c; ducks, $3.50
mining camps and from the smaller placer j @* live; dressed, 10c per lb; geese, 96_>
diggings, And the aggregate this year, se j 10c live, dressed, ll@I2c per lb.
, the present assayer thinks, will reach the Meats ��� Beef cows, live, $2@2.25 per
$4,000,000 mark. cwt; dressed, $4@4.75, steers, live, $2.50��
Copper  Hlver  Strike. 2.75; dressed, $5@5.26; hogs, live, $3.40��
Jim Wardnor, the well known mining3'50; dressed, $6@5.10; mutton, live
man, has received a letter from George
G. Rennacks, leader of the Copper river
expedition which sailed from Seattle in
the steam schooner Augusta the latter
part of October. Rennacks wrote on November 14 from Shaken, Alaska, and
among other things he says that McDonald, one of his partners, haa just returned
from tlie interior of the Copper river district with a stake of $10,000, and that
they have discovered one of the richest
quart?; ledges in the world. The ledge
is said to be 65 feet wide and tc assuy $20
per ton. It is within easy reaen of navigable waters.
Strike In  Hv.hr Mine.
Reports received at Butte, Mont., from
the Lowland mining district are that a
rich strike of gold and silver quartz has
FOR       WHITEWATER, SANDON,
Cody, etc., Kaslo & Slocan Railway trains
leave Kuslo daily at 8 a. in.; returning,
arrive ut Kaslo 3:51) p. m.
FOR THREE FORKS, NEW DENVER.
Rosebery and Nakusp, take K. A S. Ry.
from Kuslo to Sandon, and thence Nakusp & Sloean Railway, leaving Sandon
uasly at (:_> a. m.; return.ng, arrive ua.iy
at Sandon at 4:55 p.   m.
FOR REVELSTOKE, VANCOUVER,
Victoria and other main lino points on
C. P. R., bout from Nakusp to Arrowhead, ears to Revelstoke, thence connect with east and west bound trains.
FOR SILVERTON, SLOCAN CITY,
etc., take Steamer Slocan on Slocun Jake,
connoting with Nakusp & Slocan Ry. at
Rosebery.
FOR NORTHPORT, SPOKANE, ROSS-
land and Grund Forks, take tho Steamer
International from Kaslo dully at 5:45 a.
j m., except Sunday, making connections at
! Five Mile Point, near Nelson, with Nelson & Fort Sheppard Ry., then to North-
port. From Northport to Spokane continue the railway, known south of
Northport as the Spokane Fallu & Northern,   arriving   at   Spok.ino  at   6:41.   p.   ni.
For Rossland chiinge at Noi thport to
tho Red Mountain Ry., arriving lit Kossland at 3:40 p. m. Or, Rossland may be
reached from Nolson via Columbia &
Kootenay Ry. to Robson, thence by river
steamer to Trail, thence by Columbia A
Western Ry. to Rossland. Or, Rossland
may be reached via Nakusp and Trail by
daily steamers down the Arrow lakes and
Columbia  river.
For Grand Forks and Boundary Creek
points, tuko S. F. & N. Ry. from North-
port to Bossburg or Marcus, thence by
stace across  reservation.
FOR AINSWORTH, PILOT HAY. NEL-
son. etc., 1. N. & T. Co.'s Steamer International leaves Kaslo dally, except Sunday, at 5:45 a. m.; returning, leaves Nelson
at o p. m., arriving ut Kaslo about 8:^0 p.
m.
C. P. R. Co.'s Steamer Kokanee leaves
Kuslo dally, except Sunday, at 7:30 a, m.,
arriving at Nelson ut 11 a, m.; returtilii',',
leaves Nelson at 4 p. m., arriving at Kaslo fit 7:30 ti.  m.
FUR FORT STEIOLE, WARDNER, etc.,
during navigation season the 1. N. A T.
Co.'s steamer Alberta leaves Kuslo
Fridays at 0 p. m. for Bonner's
Ferry. Idaho, thence by Great Northern
Ry. to Jennings, Mont., thence by river
during navigation season. Or take steamer from Golden, on C. P. R. main line,
Tuesdays and Fridays at 4 a. rn.. up the
Columbia and down the Kootenay river.
'AIII.E OF DISTANCES.
Baitikt CHURCH���HervlicH will he held In the
school hoimo every Lord'a day. Morning
services, 11 o'clock; Bandar school und pus
tor's Mule eluss Immediately utter morning
service; evening services, 7:30. All ure cordially invited to attend,
Kkv. II. ('. Nkwcomhk, Pastor.
Catholic Church���Corner c. sveime and Oth
St. No regtilur pastor ut presont. Occasions!
services by s| eclul uiinotinecineiit.
FRATERNAL ORGANIZATIONS.
Masons���Kuslo lodge No. 25. A. F. and A.M.,
meets Hint Monday in every mouth at Ma
tonic hull over (Jreen Bros.' store. Visiting
brothers cordially invited to attend.
Hamilton Mykks, W. M.
E. E. Cim-MAN, Secretary.
MabonicChaitrr���Kootenay Chapter,K. A. M.
holds regular con voeat Ions on the seen ml
Tuesday of each month In Masonic Hall,
Kaslo. Visiting com pun ions are cordially invited. E. E- CllIl'HAN, Z.
Chas. Trumbull, Scribe E.
Maccabkks���Sloean Tent No. 6, Knights of the
Muccubees, meets second and lust I hursdays
of each month at Livingston's hall, Kaaio.
Visiting Knights cordially invited.
Mosk Holland, W. A. IMvibs,
Keeper of Records. Commander.
FORESTERS.���Comt Kaslo No. .1387, Independent
I Iroer of Foresters. Meets 'id und 4th Friday!
ol euih month In Livingstone's Hull. Visit-
Ing brethren ure cordially invited.
Norman McIstikii, w. ll. STnATiiKRN,
Recording se reiary. chief Hanger.
I'ltOFiSSBIONAIs   CARDS.
QR. J. F. B. ROGERS,
PhysicUm and Surgeon.
From    KhnIss    to    SiirrouiliiiiiK    IllTMl-
iicss  I'o I ii In.
WEST OR NOIITH.    .
Miles.
Whitewater  l"
Hear Luke   20j
IltoOiilitsUi  23
Siind.ui (3 hours) 29
Cody   .'Ill
Three Forks   331
New Denver   _>.'
Reseller}'   41'
Silverton   481
Sloean city    66'
Nakusp 70
Hulcyuu Hot Spr'sTH. Sf, j
Arrowhead  lOEil
Laurie 108,
Thomjwstins Luntllng.113
Trout I.uke Olty 126
FersruHon  130
Revelstoke (31 his)..133
Vernon 223
Pentlrton   293
Kuniloiips  261
Asheroft   MS
Lytton   356
Yale  409
New Westminster....10.1
Vancouver (Gl hrs)*..ril2
Victoria (59 hrs)��....5fi6
Seultle (28 hours)....580
Tacoma (30 hours)...621'
Portland (4S hours)..6S2
���Via C.   P,   lt.
EAST  OR  SOUTH.
Miles.
Alnsworlh    12
I'llol  Hay    21)
Balfour  V3
Sanca  38
Nelson (4 hours) 42
Vmlr  60
Itobson  70
Trull  90
Northport (7 hrs)....103
Kossland (10 hours)..120
Ilosshurg    122
Miirciis  130
(Iriind  Forks    180
Greenwood  192
Anaconda  196
boundary   200
Midway    204
Spokane (13 houre)..232
Ooat   Hlver   65
Uedllnifton   (Kykerts 77
Port Hill   78
Lucas  108
Honners Ferry (13 hUtO
Jennlnps. Mont 202
Wardner.   R.  ��.*....380
Fort Steele* 400
Cranbrook   412
Oolden    230
Windermere*     2S0
Banff    314
���Via   trail   about   1-5
above distances.
THK OOUK OF TIIIC CAVEKN.
weight,  4 l-4(��;4 1-2c;   dressed,  8 3-.@0c
per lb; dressed lambs, 9c; dressed veal, fi
Portland, Dec. 20.���Wheat: Walla Walla 74@74.c, valley imd bluestem 76@77c
per bushel.
Tacoma, Dec. 20.���Wheat higher; No.
1 bluestem 78c, No. 1 club 75c.
Walla Walla, Dec. 20.���Wheat prices
nre looking upward; club 64c, bJueateO)
67c.
A   Narrow   Eucape.
Dulby (would-be novelist) ��� I've just
linished a new novel. If yon have a moment to spare I'll ��how you the proofs.
Wilby ��� Oh, never mind about thc
proofs.  I'll take your word for it.
Never look a toy pistol in the muzzle.
with u kodnk and a big bunch of flashlight material, he climbed, crawled,
Crept and rolled, heedless of personal
danger, through the narrow and Bteej)
passageway so often abandoned by others, Willi. l>.v the aid of a light, he found
himself ln n glittering chamber of sta-
laginltle aud stalagtltic formation. As
he feasted his eyes upon the grnnd and
wonderful siirrouudliigs, nmld tlie
deathlike stillness, disturbed only by
the incessant trickling of little drops
of water and the reverberations of his
own breathing, he suddenly discovered
at one side of tbe chamber an Image of
well-defined nnd symmetrical proportions, almost equal m length to the
domelike structure In wlilch ho stood,
and In general uppenranee not unlike
a totem pole. Hy the aid of his remaining flashlight material he was able to
obtain an almost perfect \lew.
What this really Is, when |t was constructed, why and how,, are matters
which led this amateur photographer
to give to the public un Illustration of
his discovery In order that scientists
may consider the problem.   That a de-
j vout. und Idol-worslilplng people have
] many Uincs bowed to tills Image is not
[to be doubted.    1'ndoiibtedly the passageway leading to the temple of this
| Idol has been gradually closed by the
i constantly  forming limestone.    Kroin
this time forward the locality of this
remarkable discovery will Ih> one of un-
usuiil Interest to the scientific world.
Graduate Trinity University, Toronto, Out.,
Member of College of Physician, and Surgeons,
Licentiate of the li. ('. Council. I_itc oi New
York Hospitals and Polyclinic. Hartin bnlldlng. Kilnlii, II. C.
I-vR. A..S. MARSHALL,
Dentist.
liruduate of American College, Chlcugo.
Kaslo, It. C.
p    W. GROVES,
Civil and Mining Engineer.
Provincial Lend Surveyor.
Underground Surveys, Surface and
Aerial Tramways, Mineral Claims surveyed and reported upon.   Kaslo, B. C.
t^ATE A. KELLIHER,
Stenographer.
Oiiice with Henry Croft   -   Kaslo, B. C.
QEOROE E. MARTIN.
Notary Public,
Arbitrator, Assignee
Conveyancing, Etc
Over Isiiiiioiil. A Young's Book Store, J
KASLO, B C
Q    W. ORIMMETT,
Jeweler and Optician,
Keco Avenue, Sandon, B. C.
ONLY OPTICIAN IN KOOTKNAY,
EYiJS TESTKD FREE.
The Labor Problem.
Neophyte��� I don't see why you ihould
give Wlklow $2 a day and me only
!f1.50."
Superintendent���Wlklow !�� an experienced hand.
Neophyte���Then the work ranst come
a good deal easier to him than lt does
to me, and he oughtn't to get so much.
Instead of getting more.���Boston Transcript.
Her Opinion of Him.
Nan���Really now, Laura, Mr. Soppy
seems greatly attached to you.
Laura- Even so, that's nothing to uie.
-North American.
OFFICIAL DIRECTORY.
DOMINION.
(iovernor-denoral....  Karl of Aberdeen
Premier Sir Wilfred laurier
Memlier cf the Housieof ConnnoiiH, Dominion
Parliament, for West Koolcnav	
    Hewitt Bimtock
PROVINCIAL.
Lieul-Governor Hon. T. lt. Mclnnes
Premier Iloii. .1. II. Tnrner
Attorney!ieneral Hon. 1). M Ebertii
Com. of LiuidK and Works Hon. (i. 1). Martin
Minister oi Mines and Education	
 Hon. Jas. liaker
Provincial Mineralogist Wm. A. Carlyte
Members of legislative Assembly for West
Kootenav	
North Riding..  . J.M Kellle
South Riding J. K. Hume
KASLO OFFICIAL DIRECTORY.
Mayor Robert F. Oreen'
Aldermen���A. T. norland, A. W. Uoodenough.
.1. 1). Moore, (l. O. lliichanan. II  A. Cameron.   '
city Clerk .Ki.il E. E. Chliniiaii
Police Magistrate.. J. H. McKilligan
City Marshal Sti M. V. Adams
Assistant    W. A. Milne
(Hv Solicitor C. W. Me A nn
Auditor C. 1). McKcnr.le
Treasurer J. B. McKIUIgiiu
Assessor S. I*. Tnek
Water Commissioner R. A. Cockle
Health Olllcer J)r. I. F. 11. Rogers
City council meets every Thursday evening
ut Hie ill', hull, ith stroct, between Front St.
and A avenue.
VOLUNTEER FIRK DEPARTMENT.
chief Hugh P. Fletcher
First Deputy Chief George Held
Second Deputy chief .Ii.hu (ilHIs
Third Deputy Chief Geo. Whiteside
Secretary Archie Morris
Treasurer Una Adams
DISTRICT DIRECTORY.
Mining Recorder und Assessor-Tax Collector
 John  Keen
Collector of CusAmis J. F. Mcintosh
School Trustees-August Carney, J. D. Moore,
O.O. Buchanan.    Principal    I'r'ol. Jas. Illslop.
KASLO I'OHTOKKIC-,.
(ieneral delivery open dally (Sundays ��x-
eepted) from 8 a. in. until 7 p. in. Lobby open
iruiii 7 a. in. to l):!KI p. lu.
Malls for despatch closed as follows: Kor
all parts of the world every evening exeept
Saturday and Sunday, at U. p. m.
Malls arrive from United States and lake
poltitr. daily except Sunday, at 9:110 p. in.
From c. P. R. points and Blocan points, arrive dailv except Sunday, at 4:00 p. m.
Registration ollice open... .8:30a. in., 6:80 p. in.
Money order olllce and Postofflce Savings Bank
open 9 a. m. to __.  5 p. m.
8. II. tJItKKN. Post master.
Methodist Chcsch���Cor. C. and 5th st- W-
vine services every Hnnday at 11 A. m. and
7::io p. in. Sunday school al ���_::��.. Strangers
always weleome.
C. ACLT PitocfNistB, M. A., Pastor.   '
Pbkrbytihum CiiUBCH���Oomer 4th street and
B avenue. Services every Sunday at 11 a. m.
and 7:80 p. in. Sunday school and Bible class.
11:30 p.m. Prayer meeting Wednesday evening at 8 o'clock. Free seats; strangers and
others heartily welcome.
Rkv. James Naikh. Minister.
Ciitiacn or Enulakd���Southwest corner of C
avenue and nth street. Services every Hun
day at 11 a. m. ami7:30 p. m. All are cordial
ly invited. RSv. C. r. Vatsm,
lllmlooer in Charge.
Mrs* J* S. Johnstone*.*
DRESSMAKER,
Embroidery and
Mantua Making.
^'IKS'l'-CLASH -VVOl.K.
Butte Hotel,      -    -     KASLO, B. C.
Front Street.
FOB THK BEST
BATHS!
GO TO THE
firandBarbefShop'
HALL BROS., KASLO, B. C.
Uf^NVw Nickel Tubs'.    Tickets   good
lor three baths, $1.
Stevenson & Becker/
ASSAYERSand
CHEMISTS,
A Ave., bet. 4th and 5th, KASLO, B. C.
All assay and analytical work carefully done by tlie latest laboratory methods
Zosults guaranteed.
PriceS mnde on application.
ii  .
J, B, FERGUSON AND CF, CALDWELL,
Mining
and Real Estate
.Agents.
Correspondence snitched.
Address, KASLO, B. G.
To   the. I.adlca.
8end ten cents to Womankind, Springfield,
Ohio, li, K A., and receive Womankind, a
handsome home miiKuilne, for three mouths ami
a free cftpy ef the Womankind Cook Book. Toe
will be plea��d with both the paper and book. ������
-��_
Jliscellany.
Perhaps thin new dlsense down south
is a mild attack Of .fallow journalism.
f__s * -W .     f
i*__7_rrT.r TCr.--.r_TH      ;       \
Yale's new grnud stand seats 12.000
persons; its chapel accommodates abdui
1,200. '
' ' '    s
How slow the onc'-ninrveloiis Dexter
would seem in comparison with the
modern racinj? horse.
Many a mam's idea of 11 friend doing
him a goo;} turn is to turn the stone
when lie haa un ax to grind.
��� .    t f .
The young Infant Marlborough, when
he grows up, will have to come over
and nirtrry un American heiress.
A Russian chemist says he has uis-
sCoyei'Wl a'Ctipipouiid- which is.so jk>w-
'crful an amtesthstlcthat a. Utile of it
exploded. over all enemy will put an
entire army to sleep. One of these days
it irtay be iMsilrfe,.Whenever Jotirua-
tlnual quarrels arise, for two representatives of the opposing forces to retire
to the privacy of the nearest chemical
laboratory and settle the matter in a
bloodless and .thoroughly scientific
way.   -  . i       ,.
Those self-made men who tell of their
anxiety td fise In youthful life keep
quiet on t._e subject of cold winter
mornings.' '
Dr. Nansen made some great discoveries ln his arctic Journey, but he considers his new baby the "biggest thing
on Ice.1'
"Shaw's Saw Shop" is a sign lu Portland, Me., and u paper there suggests
that lt is a good test for articulation
In a pfohibitton state.
If the Rurqis-an concert is not making a success nt 'home ft might iimke
a limited tour of tills country ou the
popular-price circuit.
If there Is any old hill on the American continent thnt is not Infested with
tons of gold it has probably hid Itself
somewhere in a mountain canyon.
Greece is ndt as classically handsome
as she was,'but she knows more almut
the advisability of trying to whip 600,-
000 Turks With a few thousand irregulars.         _
There need be no cause for four Him:
the miners of the Klondike regions will
starve this winter. If ll comes to the
worst they can subsist on Andree's
stray pigeons.
the mechanical duties of thc home routine Tnfoi'tunalely, however. It 1s the
It'iiilcpcv of.the former to linger behind iii company with Hie letter. Willi-
out' frequent ftietloii with the oiilside
wrrfliri bri'th.the-' oiftwfl'nl' nml the inward polish of an Individual grow dull.
DR. THOMAS AT HIS WORK.
The number of fatalities at Niagara
falls has led to u discussion as to the
best way of preventing the occurrence
of accidents or. at.--least, of lessening
the danger of accidental drowning
.fohii S. Macklcu in a letter addressed to
Gov. ljlaclc recommentis stretching a
light wire cable across the river just
above the (lunger line. Such a cable.
lighted with incandescent lights,at
night, would at least give a chance of
rescue to one accidentally swept down
the swift current to the falls, 'flic proposal,-is regarded favorably ami it is
prooalilo action in this direction Vill be
taken by the dominion government and
the State of New 1'orU. The cost Of
such n life line would lie less Hum $10,-
000.
Daily Life mid Habits of tlie Fumoiia
Liberal Preacher.
A toll, somewhat gaunt, but lithe, figure; a face betokening kindly .seriousness,  framed    with    disheviiod    gray
locks; a  careless,  easy-fitting  suit  of
clothes, more businesslike fbaii clerical
, In cut, such are some of the outward
(���hai'ncleris-lics.of    Kev>.    Hiram" WI
, Thomas, the famous pastor of the People's Church; of Chicago.    Seated  in
i his study, or workshop, which is oh the
u|��taifs floor of his comfortable home
on West .Monroe street, Dr. Thomas ls
! derhaps seen at his best for those who
, wish to know something of the personality of the man who has cleaved his
way from orthodoxy to an acknowledged leadership in liberal religion.
The crowds that attend the People's
I Church, In McVicker's Theater, every
I Sunday, are literally gathered from the
j four corners of the city, and, to carry
j the figure still further, without tttra.ii-
i ing it. from the foinl corners of the
I earth. It Is not surprising that this
shifting mass of humanity should be
of n busy pastor reading ror'himself till
or even it majority of new Isxiks, Dr.
Thomas says be lia-s frequently reviewed lmokg in public that he never read
for himself. With reliable ussiM.-nice,
however, he has never been deceived
as to the real thought of a writer, and
through this method of reading by
proxy the range of all literature Is not
imjiossible of attainment. Magazines
anil newspapers are Dr, Thomas' hobby, and he Is uii omnivorous skimmer
of Doth.
In private life, In the study or In the
pulpit there is no difference ln Dr.
Thomas' conception of what real religion means. A favorite saying of his
Is that if there Is any good in religion
at all it should take hold of the Uttle
things of life as well as enabling men
to grapple with Hie eternal. It is Ir.
Thomas' lielief that one of the'great
missions of liberal religion is to the
unchurched and lalmrlng classes, as
well as to those of the educated classes
���who have turned on orthodoxy. Ho
deprecates the tendency to neglect
church going on Sunday as one of thc
evils of the age, but takes the ground
(KIT IIS    Al��I>    KEKTA lilt*NTS.
1
^^^%^%^%I%%^VW%. ts-%^
Central Hotel
_.Front St. KhsIii,
New   Building and   Newly - .-Furnished
Throu.
\
.ghont.
BEST ROOriS IN TllE CITY.
A First-Class Bar Iii ConnCiiltiii
;OTTO A KKCTKK.
If Alexander were a newspaper correspondent of these days he would
weep because there are no more countries for htm to talk of as planning war
op the United States.
The people of Jackson. Miss., who
wouldn't even let the Governor into the
vapital, appear to hold iiiiclmlleiigud the
record of lielng the must panicky community lb all America.
A Boston man who has started for
the Klondike has Included iu his outfit
a copy of Ella Wheeler Wilcox's poems.
He evidently understands the climatic
conditions al his destination.
This great country is still full of men
With consciences. One of these has
JuHt given evidence of ihe fact ln Pennsylvania by returning a $860 pension
which he admitted having obtained
fraudulently.
Postmaster General Gary directs that
samples of liquids and substances that
easily liquify, if not poisonous, explosive or inflammable, shall be admitted
to tlie malls. Will certain kinds of bottled lightning pass muster?
The fact that the new tariff law Imposes a duly of ti cents, d pouud oil refined camphor, while reaving crude
camphor on tbe free list, taken ill connection witli, the fact that in recent
years the uinouut of camphor imported
has! been decreusing. while the price
has Ih'i-Ii" Increasing, makes a circular
issued by the Department of Agriculture in regard to Hie camphor tree of
Iqlorest. Camphor Is regitrded1(s a specific in typhoid lever and cholera. Is
used extensively for asthma and Is a
valuable remedy tor many [minor diseases, nnd as the decreased Importation
is said to be due to adulterations and
various substitutes the Agricultural Deportment is justified In ascertaining
the possible, limit's to the cultivation
of the (Tee In the United Stales. The
tree is.Indigenous in the coast countries
of Asia. Including the islands of Formosa and the Uykyti nnd can be grown
In the United Slates where the minimum temperature is i."> to 20 degrees
Fahrenheit. Il has been grown as far
liofth as Charleston, S. C, Augusta.
(Ja.. and Oakland, Cal, It requires ti
fertile, well-drained, sandy soil, and
under favorable conditions grows very
rapidly,
r __dg:
HAS  THE   UNIFORM HABIT.
Chicago City Employes Must Now Wcur
a Particular Garbs
The uniform habit has fastened itself upon Chicago. Denbani blue Is ihe
color of the uniform for the city's Btreet
cleaners.    The suits cost the city ap-
A British technical journal says
Americans are called in to equip an
electric railroad simply because manufacturers lu England ure unable to do
It "Made in America" will be the
stamp on the London trolley lines.
An Eastern magazine prints an able
article on "How to I.enve the Dining-
Koom." We haven't read It yet, but
even a casual glance at It convinces us
that in the highest New York circles It
I* no longer considered good form to
���".ie carried out of the dining-room by
tbe butler.
Some men have a queer Idea of value.
A Chicago man offers $50 cash reward
for the return of a parrot which has
been In the lis bit of calling out after
scorching bicyclists: "Get on to thc
hump!" and to every couple on a tandem: "Kiss me quick!" and which In
consequence was stolen lately.
If the people whom Great Britain
holds In subjugation would fight as valiantly for independence as they tight
In the British service tbe empire could
not stand. But us long as Great Britain can count on such soldiers as the
Irish aud Sikhs to carry on iter wars
the British ensign will continue to be
an emblem of great power.
THE LANGHAM,
Furnished Rooms.
Conducted by Mites .I'hksk.
j Klectrlc lights, hot and cold baths, steam,'heat-
ed, newly furnished throughout.   Every.
thing- Hrst clans.   Corner A toVenue and
fifth street,  Knslo, B. C.
ADAMS HOUSE,
Kaslo, B. C.
...Rates $1.00 and Upwards.
ADAMS BROS., Proprietors.
Sole agents for Pabst Beer, Milwaukee,
Wis.
LAKE VIEW
Hotel and
Restaurant,
Iiy JOHNSON .. PKTKRSON.
Good rooms and good living,    Kestau-
ront in charge of Oscar Monson.
Front Street,
KASLO, B, C.
Columbia Hotel,
J. P. BEELER, Prop.
Clean and Comfortable Rooms.
Best Bar in Kaslo.
A well conducted
study of   kev. dr. tiiomas.
CHICAGO STItKKT   l I.KA.NKIt.
Who is afraid of the grip? And yet
au epidemic of grip leaves behind It
more work for the undertaker than the
average yellow fever plague does. The
mere mention of yellow fever or smallpox drives the people into a pnnic, but
typhoid fever Is as much to be dreaded. The average epidemic scare is
Aargely hysteria.
By the instrumentality of literature
the mind may roam in search of nourishment over the whole world, while
���tern duty chains the Jaded body to
proximately $1! apiece. The uniform
1-oiislnih of loug ti'ousi'i's with black
stripes, a square-cut blouse tielted with
it big bright buckle. The cup is blue,
vlsored, and bears the letters I). S. 0.,
which refer to the street cleaning department. The scrub women of tlie
city hall have to wear white aprons
and cups and blue dresses: the elevator
mon has a blue coat trimmed with
gold braid, brass buttons and u white
cap. Tlie Janitors wear blue blouses
and blsek caps, and some of the Chicago aldermen may wear stripes.
Passports In Russia.
j In Russia u child 10 years of age
cannot go away from home to school
without a passport, nor can common
servants and peasants go away from
where they live without one. A gentleman residing in Moscow or St. Petersburg cannot receive tbe visit of a
friend who remains many hours without notifying the police. The porters
of all houses are compelled to make returns of the arrival and departure of
strangers, and for every one of the
above passports a charge Is made of
some kind.
Wanted-A Man.
CboUy���I aay, Miss Ethel, why, aware you always aiw���ghing kisses to
your aw���little brother?
HIM Ethel���Oh, I guess it's because
there la no man around to take then.
composed of Individuals who know little Of the personality of the great
preacher iu the rostrum.
Like all successful men, Dr. Thomas
hus habits, Few elerjtyuien are so
much sought after as he for the fulfillment of the clergyman's otiice In burials, marriages and christenings. Not
alone are these solicitations from the
families of his own congregation, but
literally from the great mass of unchurched people throughout the city
and suburbs. The enormous demands
on this busy man's time can be imagined. Aud yet, like all up-to-date clergymen, he must keep pace with the
thought of the world ami nbreast of all
modern literature.
Dr. Thomas, In describing to a newspaper writer ills economy of time, said
that he Uiimed to get. started on his
weekly sermou not Inter than Thursday morning, lie works in his si inly a',
home, und lias a full reference library
to aid him In research. This sermon
building occupies the People's Church
pastor from Thursday until Saturday
eveulng, and If the Interruptions have
lieen frequent It Is not unlikely that
there may be midnight oil consumed on
the evening of .Saturday. The sermou
must be linished, no matter how late
the hour, and when the pastor walks
upon the platform on Sunday morning
there must be no traces of the midnight vigil, but freshness and vigor.
Dr. Thomas is a linn believer In sermonizing. The best thought and the
very self of the preacher, he claims,
should be given to the congregation
In every weekly discourse. There Is
much also In the general atmosphere of
u religious service.
The careful preparation of tbe musical service Is never neglected and the
general spirit of devotion pervading
the whole service ls one of the most
impressive features to strangers who
ixuw the vestibule of the People's
Church on Sunday morning. But the
sermon ls the thing after all, from Dr.
Thomas' point of view. He holds that
tbe close thought of a preacher for an
hour every Sunday should In ten years
be equal to the hearer to a four years'
university education.
To be equal to the occasion, however, naturally requires vast reading.
Dr. Thomas has others constantly reading for him. He snid that two men
friends and one woman friend are now
reading books for him, tbe pith of
which will be given to hlm to absorb
later on.  Speaking of the Impossible*
that after one church service on Sunday morning the rest of tlie day maj
be wisely devoted to recreation and social amenities.
RESTAURANT
In connection, managed
by J.AMES EGAN.JM
CURIOUS ENGLISH WHEEL.
i Front Street,
KA.SLO.
John   Bull's    Inventive Genius   Pro- ', 4"H-t-H"l"H'4"l"H"iu."1 "H-H-M"l".4"l
duces This Hlval of the lievel Gear.
The Inventive genius of an English-
man has produced this rival of the bev-
el gear.    It consists of three  wheels. !
Two of them are for ordinary use nnd
the third furnishes the means of pro-:
pulsion.   The pedals are attached to a
���gear wheel, which Is ut the lowitst part I
of the frame.    About  the side of the!
Anglo-sAmerican
HOTEL
AINSWORTH, B. C.
A I'HAIXI K.ss CVl'I.K.
gear wheel revolves another and smaller j:ear wheel which is nt the end of
h hat may lie culled ihe seat post. There
Is a similar gear wheel at the other end
of the rod. It (lis a jjoar on a large
wheel, which runs on au axle supimrt-
Ing the seal |mi��I proper. The revolution of tin' pedals revolves Ihe tlrst gear
���wheel, revolving the rod nnd tiie large
wheel. This wheel turns on the |ier-
Iphery of the large roud wheel, which
drives the bicycle. It Is unique If not
simple. ,
SIkuh of Greatness.
Squire���I have examined your boy on
the results of his schooling and I think
I can say lie has beyond question the
germs of greatness ln him.
Sire���I am delighted to hear K, but
what was there In tbe examination that
particularly emphasized this conclusion y
Squire���The Illegibility of his handwriting.���Richmond Dispatch.
Finely Furnished Throughout; Diulng Room
Service Unexcelled: Bar Stocked With
Choice Liquors and Cigars.
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111 1 11 I 1TIVI I  ITTTI III! MTF
The Revere, ��_*%*
.1. M. KLAIKIE, Prop.
I'inely furnished mums, hard finish,
everything new, electric lights.
A avenue, Kaslo, It, ('.       P. <)��� box 44.
Telephone Xo. 3.
MINERS' EXCHANGE HOTEL,
THKKK I'-OHKH, It. C.
K. 0. Wkavkr,    -     Proprietor.
Clean, homelike and comlortable, Barber
shop In connection. Free Edison I'huiiugraph
concert every evening.
Hi posed.
"Why do you think this count Is as
Impostor!"
"He Invited me to dinner yesterday
and had to have a $10 bill changed."
It ls bard to couvlnce doctors and
druggists that health ls wealth.
FURNISHED..
BED ROOMS
���KKOM���
$2 a week up.
Knquire over J. B. Wilson's store,
Front Street,      -      -     KASLO, B. C.
HAVE YOU BEEN THERE?
j* WHERE? o��
Why tss the Sloean Beer Hall, where yoa
ran get fresh draft beer by the schooner
or quart.
PETERSON A 1.0F8TEDT,
A Avenue, ....        Xaaln, B. 0.
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THE WORLD'S HOLIDAY.
"Peaceon earth, geod-will to men,"
is not a message for a single class, a
sipgle nation or a single race. It, is
world-wide in its application, and is
at least a prophecy and a benediction
to all mankind.
Whether Christmas is viewed in its
the.'logical aspects or simply in the
altruistic spirit which its great founder came to teach, it makes no especial
difference, at this glad season. The
world is under the spell of awakening
hope.
Even the untutored savage knows
that the sun has ceased to turn away
his face, and wll! henceforth dispense
his smiles with more lingering radiance on each successive day. The icebound, fetters may make a few more
futile efforts to renew their grasp, but
the winter solstice has passed and the
march to the vernal equinox has fairly
begun.
Amid such conditions, with a farewell to the passing year, and a welcome to his young successor, the fires
of ambition and personal endeavor begin to glow with renewed energy, Imparting life and warmth to all around.
So, with all those things favoring altruism, should it be difficult to make an
effort for the happiness of others, as
well as for ourselves, at such a time?
Describing an opposite season, the
poet, Lowell, has sung:
'Tis ax easy now lor the heart to be true,
A�� for (trass to be green or skies to be blue;
'Tin thc natural way ol living.
In a sense, the same thought shonld
by true of Christmas, and it ought to
be easy for us all to unite in the grace
of Dickens' Tiny Tim, and say, "God
bless us, everyone."
THE .MAYORALTY
Our neighbor, the Kootenaian, seems
worried that the News should be publishing a list of leading citizens whoso
names are being discussed with reference to tho mayoralty. It may be as
well to state, in tlie begiunlng that the
News has no candidate for that position.
It is generally conceded, however,
that as a rule more satisfactory results
are attainable, where there Is Borne
emulation for an honorable position,
than wliivi-e affairs are so shaped thut
the vni.i'i'S aro restricted and have no
choice, but to vote for one man or not
at all.
The Kootenaian docs not state the
case fairly when lt says that Messrs.
Byers and Hurt in deny the News' statement as to their candidacy. The News
did not state that these gentlemen wero
candidates. It took particular pains
not so to state. If Mpssrs. Byers and
Hartin wish to sttito publicly, as they
appear to have done since our last issue, that they will not be candidates,
that is all right.
It Is nothing to thoir discredit, however, for the News to state that they
have been prominently discussed for
this important position. That, is simply stating the truth as well as the
news.   That is what we are here for.
Tbt�� naipfls of these gentlemen, as
well as others prominently discussed
have been published by the News In
this connections So earnest has been
the desire ou tbe part of the people for
a live campaign, that prominent citizens havo culled at this office and discussed these names with us and expressed the hope that two tickets of
representative men could be put into
the field so that the people could have
a free choice.
The News coincides with this Idea,
and while it is not making any fight
against the candidacy of Mr. McAnn,
it believes that the great majority of
the people favor its course in desiring
to seo the opportunity for a free choice
unrestricted.
People amiably sign a requisition of
a candidate much as they would sign
any other harmless petition. This,
however, does not bind them to support
him If any other candidate to their better liking, appears.
It is very undesirable, especially at
the present time, to choke off discussion with reference to municipal politics. There should be the fullest and
freest agitation, if satisfactory results are to be obtained and responsibility fixed. The mention, however,
of any man's name does not Imply that
he poses as a candidate. If the office
is to seek the man, the people should
have the privilege of discussing whom
they want.
"THE PROVINCE'S" LIBEL SUIT.
Premier Turner has used good judgment In setting the machinery of the
law Into operation against those journalistic traducers, the Province and
other papers following lu Its steps.
They will now have the opportunity of
either proving their charges ln court,
or else of admitting themselves to be
slanderers.
If it can be proven to be a crime for
any public official to have his name associated with a mining company, now
Is the Province's chance to have this
new crime clearly defined. If suoh association justifies a newspaper in publishing columns of coarse inuendo and
scurrilous abuse, the Province will
doubtless look for Its justification.
When men of high character are
called to public office, they naturally
shrink from acceptance, if they feol
that they are to be made defenseless
targets by any newspaper that disagrees with them. This libel suit will
doubtless have a tonic effect upon
those papers, whose laziness makes
them prefer ill-natured gossip to sensible newB publication, and we may expect a general bracing up all along the
line.
EDITORIAL 0UTCK01TINGS.
Bimetallists ba.ll with delight!the
gradual dropping away from the gold
standard party of the United States, of
such men as Senator Chandler. They
art bimetallists of great strength of
character who have tried hard to believe that the republican party meant
what it said ln its professions of friendliness to tho double standard; but tho
mask is finally torn fully away. Mc-
Kinley's Secretary of the Treasury
Gage has publicly committed the republican party to the gold standard.
Senator Chandler's defection ls only
second ln importance to that of Senator Tellor.
Tbe activity lu railway building ln
British Columbia promises to be very
great during the coming year. Not
only will the Crow's Nest Pass roud
through Kootenay be practically completed, but numerous other roads will
be gotten under way. The one of most
direct importance Importance to Kaslo
Is the Kaslo & Lardo Duncan railway
of which we publish some news on an?
other page. If this can be gotten well
under way, Its Influence alone ought to
make Kaslo forge right to the front of
all Kootenay towns next spring.
NOTICE.
TJI
tics I
It Is to be hoped that, tho people will
generously patronize the coming public
school entertainment noted elsewhere
and will visit the schools frequently
after they get installed In their. new
quarters. Our people do not pay sufficient attention to tli'ii schooli.
IS HONOUR THE LIEUTENANT OGVER-
nor, under the provisions of the "Conn-
Deftnltlon Amendment Act, 1897," and the
Supreme Court Act" and amending Acts, has
bean pleased to make the following Rules, Regulations and Rules ot Court respecting Registrars, and proceedings ln Sub-Registries of the
Supreme Court.
Provincial Secretary's Office.
ytli December, 1897.
RULES, REGULATIONS and RULE8 of COURT
RESPECTING REGI8TRAR8 AND PROCEEDINGS IN SUB-REGISTRIES OF THE
SUPREME COURT.
1. Each Sub-Registry shall be known by the
title ul "Tlie 'Rossluiur (or other local description) gub-Reclatry of the Judicial District."
2. In each Sub-Registry there shall be a Registrar and such Deputies or Assistants as the
Lieutenant-Governor In Council may appoint.
:i. Each Sub-Registry shall have and use such
seal as is provided by the Order In Council establishing the Sub-Registry, or by Rules of
Court from time to time in force.
4. Writs of summonil and other process may
be Issued out of, and all proceedings taken and
had In, a Sub-Registry us If tho Sub-Registry
were a separate District Registry of the Supreme Court, and all Statutes and Rules of
Court relating to District Registries shall,
mutatis mutandis, be applied to proceedings
in a Sub-Registry.
5. A Judge may at any time, by special order,
direct that any process may be issued, or proceedings bad or taken, in the Registry whereof
the Sub-Registry Is a branch, and anything
pone in pursuance of such order shall be valid
and effectual accordingly.
fi. Any motions or other applications in Court
or in Chambers may, by leave of a Judge, be
beard at the mam Registry or in any other
Sub-Registry in the same Judicial District.
7. The Registrar of a Sub-Registry shall have
tho same powers as a District Registrar of the
Supreme Court, and generally perform Btich
duties In respectof any proceedings ln the Su-
Eii'ini- Court ponding in the Sub-Registry as
erctofore have or might have been performed
by the Registrar of the main Registry in like
cases, or as may be assigned to him by Rules of
Court or these Rules with respect to proceedings in his Hub-Registry, or to anything to be
dono ln his Sub-Registry ln connection with
proceeding pending in any other Registry or
Sub- Registry.
" Ou these Rules coming into force In any
Sub-Registry, an order may be procured by
either party transferring to such Sub-Registry
any cause, action or matter whieh, in the opinion of a Judge, may be more conveniently carried on in such Sub-Registry.
PRIVATE BILLS.
A LL APPLICATIONS FOR PRIVATE BILLS,
IX. properly the subject of legislation by tho
Lcuisfativo Assembly of British Columbia.wlth-
In the purview of the "British North America
Act, 18.7," whether for the erection of a bridge,
the making of a railway, tramway, turnpike
road, or telegraph or telephone line; the construction or improvement of a harbour, canal,
lock, dam, slide or other like work; the granting of a right of ferry; the incoriwratlon of any
particular trade or culling, or of any joint stock
company; or otherwise for granting to any individual or individuals any exclusive or peculiar rights or privileges whatever, or for doing any matter or thing which in its operation
would affect the rights or property of other par-
t los.or relate to any particular class of the community, or for making any amendment of a
like nature to any former Act,���shall require a
notice, clearly and distinctly specifying the nature and object of tho application, and, where
the application refers to any proposed work, indicating generally tho location of the work,and
signed By or on behalf of tho applicants; such
notice to be published as follows:���
In thc British Columbia Gazette, and in one
newspaper published in thc district affected, or
if there bo no newspaper published therein,
then in a newspaper in the next nearest district in which a newspaper is published.
Such notice shall bo continued in each caso
for a period of at least six weeks, during the interval of time between the close of the noxt
preceding session and the consideration of tho
petition, and copies of such notice shall be sent
by the parties inserting such notice to the
clerk of the House to be liled amongst the records of the Committee on Standing Orders.
87. No petition for any Private HIU shall be
received by tho House after the tlrst ten days of
each Session, nor may any Private Hill bo presented to tho House after the first three weeks
of each Session, nor may any Report of any
Standing or Select Committee upon a Private
Bill be received after the lirst tour weeks of
each Session and no motion for thc suspension
or modification of this Rule shall be entertained by tlie House until the same has been
reported on by the Commltoe on standing Orders, or after reference made thereof at a previous sitting of tbe House to the Standing Committees charged with consideration of Private
Hills, who sin.II report thereon to the House.
And if this Rule shall be sua ponded or modified
as aforesaid, the promoters of any Private -Hill
which Is presented after tho time hereinbefore
llmitod, or for which the petition has heen received after tho time hereinbefore limited,.hall
tn either case pay double the fees required as
herein mentioned, unless the House shall order to the contrary. Any person Booking to obtain any Private Bill shall deposit with the
Clerk of tho House, eight days before tne opening of the Session, a printed copy of sue. Bill, a
copy of the petition to be presented to tho
House, TOGETHER WITH THE NOTICES PUBLISHED. At the time of depositing tho BUI
the applicant shall also pay to the Clerk of tho
House a sum of three hundred dollars. If a
copy of tho Bill, petition and notices shall not
have been so deposited ln tho hands of tho
Clerk of the House at least eight days before
the opening of the session, anil If the petition
has not been presented within tin, lint ten
days of thc session, the amount to bo paid to
tho Clerk shall be six hundred dollars. If the
hill shall not pass second reading, one-half of
the foe shall bo returned.
Ml. Before auv petition, praying fur leave tn
bring In a 1'rl va te BUI for the erection of a toll
bridge, Is received by the House, the person or
persons intending to petition for such BUI
shall, upon giving- the notice proscribed by
Rule &9, also at ihe samu timo and In the same
manner, give notice of tho rates which they intend to ask, tho extent of the privilege, the
height of tke arches, tho Interval between tho
abutments or piers for the passage of rafts and
vessels, and mentioning also whether they Intend to erect a draw-bridge or not, and the dimensions of the same.
01. All Private Bills for Acts of Incorporation shall bo so framed as to Incorporate by reference the clauses of the General Acts relating
to the details to be provided for by such Bills:
���Special grounds shall be established by any
proposed departure from this principle, or for
Ihe introduction of other provisions aa to such
details, and a note shall lie appended to the
Bill indicating tho provisions thereof in which
the General Act Ib proposed to be departed
from. Bills which are not framed ln accordance with this Rule shall be re-cast by the promoters and reprinted at their expense before
any Committee passes upon the clauses.
(15. All Private Bills shall bo prepared by the
parties applying for the same, and printed in
Small Plea type, twenty-six ems by fifty eras,
on good paper, in imperial octavo form, each
page when foldod measuring lWi inches by 7).
Inches. There shall be a marginal number every fifth Hue of each page; the numbering of
the lines ts not to run on through the Bill, but
thc lines of each page arc to Im unir burod separately. One hundred copies of each BUI shall
bo deposited with the Clerk of tho House im.
mediately before tho first reading. If amendments are made to any Bill during its progress
before the Committee on Private Bills, or
through tho House, such BUI shall bo reprinted
by the promoters thereof.
Dated 16th November, 1897.
x THORNTOM FELL,
Clark, Uglilstlve Atasttbly.
GIEGERICH
AS
;SA_N"TA CLATJS.;
*Who Would Have Thought It?'
tn {
Yet why not make Christmas presents that are both useful and or-1
namental?   For Instance we have
Embossed Brass Rochester Lamps.
Gentlemen's Neckties and Silk Handkerchiefs.
Finest Silk Lined Caster Gloves.
Elegant Elder Down Quilts.
Soft, White Woolen Blankets.
Russian Tea-Pot Hoods, in Satin, etc.
Besides, for Holiday Eating, there are
Boned Turkey and Chicken. Mince meat.
English Plum Pudding with Punch Sauce.
Nuts, Figs and French Crystallized Fruits
French Soups and Salad Dressings.
Cheeses���Roquefort, Edam, Brie and McLaren's.
In addition to all, our usual staple lines of Groceries and Clothing.
H. Giegerich,
KASLO,
SANDON,
AINSWORTH,
'TIS HURRAH FOR THE HOLIDAYS
WILSON,
THE PIONEER
MERCHANT,
r
Is on Deck with Articles useful and
ornamental, viz:
Ornamental Lamps.
Crockery and Glassware.
Handsome Dinner Sets.
Bar Glassware, Toilet Sets.
t
In Addition to these,
The usual full line of
Staple and Fancy Groceries,
Hardware, Miners' Supplies,
Men's Furnishing Goods.
John B. Wilson,
FRONT STREET, KASLO, B. C
P. BURNS & CO.,
.   . Wholesale and Retail . , .
MEAT DEALERS
sgfet For the Holiday Trade We <g6fc
W Have driving a Carload of w
Dressed - Poultry!
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Including the Finest TURKEYS, DUCKS, CHICKENS and GEESE.    Besides the   .   .   .
USUAL STAPLES
Of the bent Beef, fork and Mutton, we have Venison,
Pickled Pig's Pect, Extra Bacon, Chinook brand Hams.
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Fresh Fish and Oysters !
KASLO1; B. C.
Also SANDON, THREE FORKS, PILOT BAY,
NELSON, TRAIL and ROSSLAND.
DON'T m COOL
H
GET ONE OF OUR
Queen Heaters!
1
J { ,J�� Fine Line of ROGERS' CUTLERY on Hand. * j S
* Hamilton Byers, k^%nh
.:*UTOMA
AOBNT TRUAX AUTOMATIC ORB CAR*
*V*
if .. we are busy..
r	
if you  j
haven't been to see ourXmas
display don't put it off another day.
Wishing you one and all the compliments of t he season and thanking
you in anticipation of a good Holiday Trade, we are yours truly,
LAflONT & YOUNG, Kaslo, B. C.
and expect to be for another
week or so���too busy to write
an ad, but still we have time
to show you our goods.       f^
LOCAL BREVITIES.
nicely
Lace curtains can be done up
only at the Steam Laundry.
A fine lot of lobsters and crabs at P.
Burns & Co.    Prices reasonable.
The steam radiators  for the Lang-
ham have arrived and are now in place
Oysters, fish and venison  besides all
the staple lines of meat at P. Burns &
Co.
Dressed ducks, turkeys and geese
ready for the oven, only 18 cents per
pound at P. Burns & Co.
The finest market In the Kootenay.
Get your Christmas poultry ready
dressed at P. Burns & Co.
Mr. Marks of Nelson, who is largely
interested in the Carbonate No. i was
a Kaslo visitor last Friday.
Your soiled suit or your stained dress
can be cleaned without damaging the
material, at the steam laundry.
Should a man be judged by the coat
he wears? That depends on whether
Walker the Tailor furnished it or not.
Dressed chickens ready to cook.
You will save money by going to P
Burns & Co. they sell them for 15c per
pound.
For fine portieres and window shades
see Owen & Stevenson, the furniture
dealers.
Get your woolen goods washed at the
Steam Laundry. We guarantee not to
shrink them.
Make yourself a Christmas present
in advance, of a good suit of clothes at
J.Walker's Tailoring establishment on
Fourth street.
How  about  that  overcoat?    Don't
you need a better one?    Walker  the
Tailor can furnish you.
If you get It at Strathern's its good.
If you got it at Strathern's its good.
If you didn't get it at Strathern's you
may wish you had.
Don't be goo/led into buying cheap
goods because they are cheap. Go to
R. Strathern and have the best at the
lowest possible prices.
Already so soon, some are kicking
because they bought "cheap" silverware, etc. Others who bought from R.
Strathern, are satisfied they got good
value for their money.
It. Strathern has decided to burn one
lamp all night, for tbe benefit of those
who haven't watches. Look at the big
regulator. But why not buy a watch?
He has an elegant assortment.
The Kaslo Dairy Produce and Provision Oo. are receiving Anest fresh
creamery butter weekly from tho Dominion government's creameries, and
are selling lt at reasonable prices. Give
thorn a call.
For elegantly furnished rooms, with
or without board, apply to Mrs. Mckenzie at the cottage, n. w. cor. of 3rd
street and A avenue. Fine private
dining room attached, with best of
board at reasonable rates.
Last Monday afternoon a small
blaze In the basomont of the Kaslo Drug Company's store called
out the fire department. The fire was
caused by plumbers and was extinguished before the machine arrived.
Try Kaslo Dairy Produce &; Provision Co.'s fresh oreamery butter received weekly from the Dominion Government Creameries. They are making contracts to supply fresh butter to
their patrons for the winter. Give
them a trial.
P. Bums & Co., the leading wholesale and retail butchers of West Kootenay, have on exhibition at their shop
in this city, a dressed turkey weighing
25 lbs. It Is tbe largest and fattest
bird ever seen in. this city and does
one's heart good to look at it
Clarence E. Steele has been appointed liquidator of the Ibex mine.
Remember the Christmas eve festivities at the Adams House to-night.
The Central hotel will treat its
friends to a fine turkey lunch to-night.
City Water Commissioner Cookie has
received a large supply of new material
for use In the city water works.
Spokane arrivals at the Kaslo this
week are George D. Potter, E. C. Nor-
dyke, Chas.  McCabe,  Geo. H. Martin.
Donald McDougall says that his horse
died from the effect of having jumped
on a picket, instead of being neglected.
G. Noel Brown, J. Roderick Robertson, F. M. Chadbourne and A. L. Mc
Ewen are registered this week at the
Kaslo from Nelson.
Giegerich's second show window has
blossomed out in a Christmast display
of gentlemen's furnishings, that makes
It a rival in beauty to the bower of
fancy groceries in the first one outfitted.
Among recent arrivals at the Kaslo
are Lewis Bailey and L. St. Jean of
Sandon, Wm. Brydson of Toronto, H.
M. Stevenson of Ainsworth, C. L.
Webb of Seattle, V. A. Johnson of Duncan City, Thos. B. Inch of California,
W. H. Aldrldge of New York and G.
A. Mitchell of Portland.
FBOK A HOMESICK   HOT.
Xfaater Loo KnohitnHn nt Woodstock Collage In.plred to Versa.
Master Leo Buchanan, aged 12, son
of Alderman Buchanan of this city,
who is at present attending college
with his brother Nelson at Woodstock,
Ontario, added the following artistic
bit of original verse to a recent letter
home, illustrating his longing for Kaslo
and Kootenay lake:
Tbo Und called Canada, in vast and fair
In wealth of verdure, (ar above compare;
It stretches northward to tho Arctic pole,
And east and west to whore the oceans roll.
One place ls found ln beauty far excelling,
Where mountains grand surround the place
called home,
Where boisterous rivulets  from glacial bosoms swelling
Race down the steep declivities ln foam,
Until with final flurry o'er  thc cliffs they
break,
Ruffling the still surface of tbo glassy lake.
The Davenport For Holiday Meals,
Those who desire to be good to themselves during this holiday season will
find the best of opportunities to regale
the inner man at the Davenport cafe on
Fourth street. Messrs. Ross & Wilson,
always alive tc the .comfort of their
patrons, are expected to fairly outdo
themselves this month in the high
class meals that they serve. Tbelr
restaurant Is truly first class and would
be a credit to any city.
Bargains In Hay and Oats.
The Kaslo Transfer company have
purchased 100 tons of hay and 5,000
bushels of outs 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.
Change In Hotel Management.
As will be noted in formal announcement elsewhere, Messrs. Monahan &
Green have succeeded E. C. Hall in the
management of the Occidental hotel.
Mr. Monahan comes from Genesee,
Idaho, where he was in the hotel business and Mr. Green formerly had
charge of the dining room of the Pacific, this city.
Offices or Cottages for Kent 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 office in the News building. Front
st., Kaslo, B. C.
Fancy Upholstery.
Owen & Stevenson, the furniture
dealers are doing a lot of fancy upholstering for the holiday trade. Lounges,
footstools and ottomans thus embellished make attractive and useful
Christmas presents.
Keep Warm.
Good fir and tamarack wood delivered at shortest notice and most reasonable figures, to any part of the city by
Lucas Bros, of the Kaslo Transfer
company.
PUBLIC SCHOOL VACATION.
Holidays ln Government offices.
Not only Christmas and New Year's
day will be holidays in the government offices of the province but also
the day preceding, bo that the offices
will be closed during the Fridays of
this and next week as well as Saturdays. This, however, does not relieve
the office force much in this city. Owing to the extra work on the assessment roll, Messrs. Saunders, Scovell
and Smith expect to work behind
closed doors through these holidays
and steadily work until after the first
of the year.
Chairs for Christmas Preaenta.
What ls more appropriate than a
nice easy chair, or a fancy rattan rocker for a Christmas present? Owen &
Stevenson have a fine stock of them on
hand, and can make you suggestions in
this line that will make your eyes
sparkle.   	
Mrs. ghaw'a New Dining Rooms
The St. Panoras Inn having been
closed by elevated sidewalks, Mrs.
Dan Shaw, wife of the manager, has
leased tbe dining rooms of Mrs. Ida Mc-
Kenzle on A avenue, near Third street,
and will conduct dining rooms for
boarders. Her well-earned reputation
for serving high olass meals will doubtless bring her much custom.
Arrival   of  New   Furniture���Entertainment Karly In January.
The public school teachers and
children are enjoying a 'fortnight's
holiday vacation. School will re-open
January 3, in the new building. The
new furniture ordered through Owen
& Stevenson has arrived and Is being
put in place. An entertainment will
be given at the new school house early
tn January which it is hoped everybody In Kaslo will patronize. It is
to raise $100 pledged by the people to
the school board last fall for clearing
of ground. More definite announcement of this will be made later.
.   OCCIDENTAL HOTEL.
Under the New Management of Messrs.
Monahan A stroen,
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 tbe Kootenay, the proprietors
being thoroughly acquainted with the
hotel business. Board and lodgings
from 81.25 to $2.00 a day according to
room. Bath room in connection free of
extra charge.
Gone to Victoria.
J. B. McKilligan and Chas. S. All-
man of the firm of H. Croft & Co.,
mining brokers, have closed their offices here for the winter and gone to
Victoria. Mr. MoKUUgon has filed
his resignation as -police magistrate
and also as president of the Lardo-Dun-
i*n association. Mr. Allman, M. I'...
has examined 74 claims this summer
for his firm, 05 of which were purchased
on his report and 2(1 of these bought by
Mr. Croft personally.
Is the Whitewater Bold.
Various rumors as to the sale of the
Whitewater mine havo been In circulation this week. Those of the owners
seen are retlcont, denying the sale in
general terms, but leaving the Impression that It may be sold. J. Roderick
Robertson of Nelson, representing an
English syndicate is said to have made
an offer of $2.0,000 for the mine on the
report of Mining Engineer Kendall,
sent by them to examine the property.
Read the British Columbia N��ws
W. J. TWISS,
FIRE!   LIFE!   ACCIDENT I
INSURANCE.
���Real Estate and Mining Broker.���
Front St., Kaslo, B. 0.
HOLIDAY OFFERS HERE. TOO I
M
oPbnil the Tailor Is not only making suits at the lowest figures consistent with GOOD WORKMANSHIP and GOOD M ATERIAL,
but he has also Inaugurated
A BIO CUT IN READY-MADE CLOTH ING!
MAKE YOURSELF A CHRISTMAS OR NEW YEAR S PR ESENT OF
A Well Made, well Fitting Winter Suit of Overcoat
D. ricPhail,
Merchant Tailoring and Gen ts's
Furnishings, corner Front .and
Fifth streets, Kaslo, B. C.
"At Christmas, play and make good cheer,
For Christmas comes hut once a year."���Old Song.
GREEN BROTHERS
 Invite you to Consider their	
Christmas Groceries
Sit around your Yule log fire and take comfort ln their apples,
raisins, currants, figs and Fancy Eating Chocolates.
Just received, a car load of the famous Boulter Canned fruits and
vegetables.
Your cook will want Cowan's Chocolate and icings, along with
their other fancy and staple groceries.
II
 BE SURE AND SEE	
THEIR    (CLOVES
Of all the best kinds���Including the famous "Napa Tan."   What better
present for a gentleman than a pair of those handsome, comfort&bia
Mocha silk-lined gloves?   Or a stylish hat?   Or a fancy tie?
Before December 25th, be sure to see
Grreen Brothers,
A Avenue and Third Street, Kaslo, B. C
�����*���-
Largest and
BestEquipped
Lumbering
Establishment
In the
Interior of
British
Columbia.
.. The	
I  Kootenay Lake
Saw Mill.
G.0.BUCFANAA,
PROPRIETOR.
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0 0 0 0 0
A Full Line of Building Material Constantly on Hand,.
Lumber Rough, Sized, Dressed, Matched; Shingles, Laths, Doors, Win-
dows, Mouldings, Brackets, Turned Work, Glass, etc., etc.
On hand and to Order.   Agents in Nelson and Sa:ndon,
���������-
��������������*
. HOLIDAY .
CLEARANCE SALE 1
Highest grade Furniture
Crockery and Glassware
at prices before unheard
of in tbe Kootenay.
$
Beautiful China Dinner Sets !
Lace Curtains in Unique Designs.
fr
Handsome Hanging Lamps.
Elegant-Silver-Ware !
FUKNITUKE IN ALL STAPLE I.1NE.S,
*t
K
Having Determined to
retire from business in
Kaslo, I will close out my
large stock below cost.
No Reasonable Offer Refused.
Come and be Convinced.
J. J. SEHL,
FRONT STREET.
See F. E. Archer & Co.,
j]
-FOR-
STOVES, GRANITEWARE, TINWARE, PLUMBING, ETC.,
Front Street, Kaslo, British Columbia,
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1LV1ARKABLE WRECK.
fiie Famous "I.ciip-Krojj" Collision on
MiHHourl Pacific.
Snpt. .liiines Cooper, of the P. H. B.',
whose beadqnorters ure in Wnshlnif-
ton, 1). C, rcceiilly tulkcil enlerluliiin^-
ly to a reporter on the subject Ot c'url-
oiih railroad wrecks. |Discussing one
of the most reiiiiirkuble wreclCB that
ever occurred, he said:
"The 'leap-frog' collision came off on
the Missouri Pacific, and during the
progress of a snow storm of unusual
violence.- The flakes eaine dowu so
thick that the engineer told me afterward be could not see twenty feet
ahead of his engine, while on Ihe
ground there was already about IV.
feet of the beautiful. Thc only difference in a snow storm In tills part of ihe
PLAYINO  LKAl'-FROG.
country and one out West is that, while
the depth In here may not lie as great,
it is, If anything, more effective ln
tying up trains of all classes. Imagine
any train ln this section pulling
through a two-foot depth of snow!
They do that right along out In the
Western States.
"Engineer Coekley, who was on one
of the wrecked engines, told me that
he had been halted several times on
the up grade, and bad finally covered
the hill nnd was commencing to go
down the other side at a good speed.
The grade bad a gradual slope of about
live miles, and at the liottom took a
'dip' Into something like a gutter. This
gutter was put there to help trains up
ihe grade Coekley was then going
down. Every man of tbe crew was
out on the ears, and every brake wns
set, yet the train continued to gradually increase Its speed until, nt about
half a mile from Ihe bottom of the hill
it. was almost flying���In fact, coasting
over the slippery rails.
"At a point 100 yards from tbe gutter or 'dip' at the base of the hill
Coekley said he sow a dark mass of
smoke ahead, and the next second a
dark body coining toward blm. At
the snnie time lie heard a cry of dismay from his fireman nnd saw him
lake a flying leap from tlie engine into
the snow alongside the track. Coekley
nave one shrill pull at the whistle and
then followed his fireman like a shot.
As he struck the snow on the side of
the hill and commenced to roll Coekley
heard a tremendous crash and a grinding of broken engines and cars.
"Tbe train thnt tried to pass Cock-
ley's on a single track had disobeyed
orders In not remaining on the siding
some five miles back. At the time
Cockley's engine struck the opposing
'*��H_
ANOTHER OURKIt  WRECK.
one the latter was In the 'dip' and
coming on at a terrific speed to
get up tbe bill. Old '27,' thut was
Cockley's engine, landed Into ber
slightly above the cowcatcher and
kept on mounting and sliding until It
was completely on top of *321,' the oi��-
IHiHlng engine. Tbe positions that resulted from the collision put the two
engines In a shape resembling buys
playing leap-frog, wltb one of the Imya
being stuck while half-way over.
"The funny part of tbe wreck, 'f
such It can Im- called, was the coasting
the crews of both trains took nt the
lime the trains, came together. The
whistle warned everytsMly, aud Ihey
all Jumped together and also started to
slide together, with the exception of
the fireman ou Coi-kley's engine, who
bad a little lbe better start. Down
they (lew over the slippery snow, grubbing and clutching al the air and
frozen ground, and only stopping -it
Ihe bottom of the gully, about _lX)y:ird��
below. Keslde the bruls.es the trainmen received, they nearly frost-, as
their dollies were almost scraped from
their bodies. The wreck caught lire,
and that saved them."
The Art of Complimenting.
Compliments are the poetical touc'ies
which redeem the monotony of prosaic
existence. In the intercourse of sympathetic people they have a natural
place, and It Is as pleasant to recognise by word or look the charms of our
friends as lt Is to proBt by them. Profit
we do, undoubtedly, as all that makes
life fairer makes it better, and a whole-
gome discernment of good traits must
add to our faith In human nature and
its capabilities. Rigid moralists declare that compliments are so akin to
flattery thst'* ls wrong to use praise
la oar way.  This Is "most Intolerable,
and no1, lo be endured," for all need
both to give and receive encfuirumoment lu this practical and hurrying
world. And, reprehensible as li.'vrd natures find it, there Is a charm lt\ opening our eyes to the attractions of others
nnd a warm. Healthy glow mcurn-
p'anles the' ufterance of words which
attest; our.ndmlpitlon.
REMARKABLE CAREER
Of Or. Thomas W. Evana Who Hied Re- j
cently in rati...
Dr. Thomas W. Evans, the famous i
dentist who died recently In Paris, only ;
a lew mouths ago came to this country !
to bury bis wife, and now be has close- j
ly followed her to the great beyond.
I��r. Evans was born in'Philadelphia j
nnd decided when only 18 years old to >
become a dentist.   When 18 years old
he graduated from tbe Jefferson Med-
leal College and two years later went j
to London.   In 18-40. be went to Paris j
and made a great reputation there, re- j
eelvlng from the courts of Europe more
honors and decorations thau have ever
beep conferred on  any  European  Of !
less than royal blood, tbe single excep- |
tlon being Bismarck.
Napoleon III. was among bis earliest j
patrons, and through liini lie was Intro- |
dueed  to the family of the King of ]
Denmark.    .Vmong his other patients
there were (he King's daughters, nfter-
wnrd the Princess of Wales, the Empress of  Russia  nnd  the Duchess  of
Cumberland; also his sons, the future
Kings of Greece and Denmark.
No American ever had such a footing at Marlborough house as Dr. Ev- i
uns,    He was on terms of intimacy
With the family of the King of Bel- j
glum, tbe German Imperial family nnd
at the royal palace in St. Petersburg.   !
Tbo intimate relations of Dr. Evans j
with Napoleon III. enabled him. It is j
said, to prevent the recognition of the
DR. THOMAS W. EVANS.
southern confederacy, even after be
had fully made up bis mind to do so
anil had entered Into correspondence
with tbe English prime minister to secure the co-operation of England. Dr.
Evans won consent to a delay, came to
Washington, saw President Lincoln,
and carried back such assurances of
the ultimate victory i'or the Union ns
to persuade Napoleon to relinquish his
Intention.
During the Prniieo-Prusslnn wur Dr.
Evnns orgnnlznd and maintained at his
own expense an ambulance service that
did Incalculable good. He personally
directed the movements of the Red
Cross Society, nnd lt Is snid wns thc
only man In Europe who might pass
from camp lo camp. One of the most
Interesting parts of bis career was the
share wbicb he took lu assisting the
French Empress Eugenie to escape
from Paris after the disaster of Sedan. He wns Instrumental In conducting her from the city and putting her
on hoard a vessel that conveyed her to
England. Were It not for him Eugenic
might and probably would have shared
the tragic fnte of Marie Antoinette.
Dr. Evans' fortune, which Is estimated at ${.1,000,000, was amassed
largely In real estate transactions In
Paris. In tills country he owns $5,000,-
("Ki worth of real estate. Dr. Evans'
only relatives nre two nephews, Col.
Charles K. Muller, of Utlen, N. V., and
I. It. Evans, of New York.
Holds Three Trophies.
Prod Gilbert, the "Phantom or Spirit
Lake." lows, holds three of the four
reognlwd trap shooting trophies ln
tlie   couutry.     Thoy are the Dupont
ii xii.no tn*  mi ITBA-lnOATfl.
Kaslo &. Slocan ty.
It. C. CUP.     OUPO.Vr TUOI'HT.     8TAK CUP.
championship trophy and the Kansas
City Star cup for live birds, and the
E. C. cup, emblematic of the championship of the United States at inanimate
targets.
Thar Are Still Here.
"They say that poetry is dying."
"Yes, but, unfortunately, the poets
aren't."	
Tine works wonders. So would a
man If he put ln twenty-four hours ���
day, Ilka time does.
Olebntcli-The girls arc not sn pretty
as they were twenty years ago. Miss
Porte���Well, neither are you.
He���I envy the man who sang tho
tenor solo. She���Way, I thought bo
had a very poor voice. He���So did I.
But just think of bis nerve!
An Eastern editor says: "Our women are accused of being fond of whistling. Well, so be lt. What is more
lovely than tulips well blown?"
Office Boy���There's a man outside;
sir, says won't you please give him 10
cents for a bed? Slobson���Tell him to
bring lt in and I'll take a look at it.
First Maid���Mr. Spooney has bad a
miraculous escape. Second Maid���
How? First Maid���He died upon the
eve of his wedding day.���Toledo Bee.
The Wife���What a sweet smile there
Is on the baby's face, .Tobn! Tbe Husband���Yes; he's probably dreaming
that he's keeping me awake.���lid Bits,
He���They say iron enters largely Into the composition of the unman system. She���I suppose that is tbe rea on
a man loses his temper when he gets
hot
The Bright Youngster.���Mamma, If
I am good will I go to heaven? Mamma���Yes, dear. The Bright Youngster
���Ilow'll 1 get back?���Cincinnati Tribune.
"John, If you don't quit referring to
me as 'the old woman' I'll make you
sorry for It." "What will you do, dear?"
"I'll be a new woman."���Indianapolis
Journal.
Miss Gabblngton���Why, Mr. Primp-
ley, you are not looking well. Is it a
fact, as reported, that you are subject
to pains In your head? Prlmpley���No;
there's nothing in it.
Not Necessary Now.���Bobble Bunting���I guess that fellow must be engaged to sister at last. .Willie SHmson
���Why? "He has suddenly stopped giving me money."���Life.
"Henry, do you believe In the universal brotherhood of man?" "Believe
In lt? I should say so; down at tbe
seashore this summer I had thirty-five
sisters."���Detroit Free Press.
"The average man," remarked the
observer of men nnd things, "will acknowledge the corn where the average woman would pretend lt was a
sprained ankle."���Detroit Journal.
Harris���Don't you think that a liking
for oysters grows upon one? Gordon-
Well, I don't know. Fact is, you know.
It Is seldom one sees the same oyster
more thnn once.���Boston Transcript.
"I am so sorry, Charles, you don't
admire my new frock. Everybody says
It Is charming," said a youug wife.
"Your friends, my dear, pay you compliments; 1 pay your bills," replied
her husband.
"If I should fall out of tbe hammock
what would you do?" she asked. "I
would catch you ln ray arms," he answered promptly. "Get ready," she
Bald, with feminine Impulsiveness.���
Chicago Post.
"A baby," remarked thc observer of
men and things, "may not have as
much sense as a man, bu. I don't imagine a baby believes every woman who
comes along and tells him she loves
him."���Detroit Journal.
Puritan Youth���(Sunday evening,
long ago)���Prithee, Prlscilla, thlnkest
thou It be truly goodly for maiden folks
to kiss on Sunday? Puritan Maiden���
1 fear not; but thou knowest we be not
married yet.���New York Weekly.
A Matter of Etiquette.���"Hicks Is
crazy about etiquette. He saw In the
paper tbe other day that in the best
circles the wife ladles out the soup, and
he has consequently given up roup."
"Why?"   "He hns no wlfe."-Tld-Blts.
"Great Scott, Rastus! You look as If
you had been fighting a buzz-saw."
"Yesaah. I was In dat smash-up In de
Bucktown Wheelmen's race." "I heard
about that. How did tt happen?"
"Dollah fell out'n de pacemaker's pocket right In de middle ob de race."���Cincinnati Enquirer.
Sparring Teacher���What? No more
lessons? Why, you only took two.
Amateur (much the worse for wear)���
You see, I wanted lo take enough lessons so that 1 could learn enough about
the manly art to lick a man. I've
changed my mind now. I guess I will
send the fellow down to take the rest
of the lessons.���Rochester Democrat
and Chronicle.
Photographer (to sitter)���I saw you
at church last Sunday, Miss Skeate.
Hitter���Oh, did you? Photographer-
Yes; and also your friend, Miss Brown.
(If you could raise your chin a trifle.
Thanks.) And what an atrocious-looking hat she had on. (After a pause.)
There, Miss Skeate, It Is over, and I
think we have caught a very pleasant
expression.���Punch.
-TIME CARD-
Trains Run on  Pacific Standard Time.
doing West.
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Soulh Pork.
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oiiy Junction
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CODY   LINK.
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. lining Kimt.
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COPKLANH,
Superintendent.
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INTERNATIONAL
igation and Trading Co., Ltd,
Steamer "International" on KootenayLake
and Klver.
U III.Itu t US  AM) NTKAMHOATS.
IHE CANADIAN PACIFIC Rl
A N I)
SOO PACIFIC II
Tlie Cheapest" .most Comfortable   ami
..direct route from Kuslo
r   "si
-TO-
AU  points in Canada uml -tliw.Unitcil
..     "States.
The only line running through Tourist cars to Toronto, Montreal and Boston. Through Tourist care to St. Paul
daily.
Magnificent Sleepers and Dining Cars on All Trains.
Travel  by this line anil have your baggage checked through to destination.
....TIME CAK1I....
In effect 1st of Nov., 1897.   Subject to
change without notice.
Five Mile Point connection with nil Passenger Trains oi N. & F. S. Ilailroad to and from
Northport, RosAland and Spokane. Tickets
sold and baggage checked to all United States
points.
Leave Kanlo (or Nolson and wav points, dally
except Sunday,0:46a.m. Arrive Northport 12:15
p. m.; Kossland, 3:40 p. in., Spokane, 6:00 p. m.
I>enve Nelson for Kaslo and way points, dally
except Sunday, 4 :���.!", p.m. Leaving Spokane 8 a.
m.| Rossland, 10:30 a. m., Northport, l:.'i0_p. in,
.G.AI.KXANDKU,
Ueneral Manager.
Kaslo. B. C, November 1.1897
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Spokane Falls & Northern
Nelson & Fort Sheppard
i
Red Mountain R'ys.
The only all rail route without;
.ls.sssss,.Iw. _ s_ .  wt f j I    shortest   and   quickest   route  to  the Cesar
change ot cars between Nelson and! ,,.Aiene mines, euchu*, uwtstoa, waiia waii��.
Rossland   and   Spokane   and RoSS-1 Bttkor Cltjf  mines,   Portland, San Francisco.
land    jt   _(��� i (-:r''>I,1�� Creek gold mines and all points Kast
lano.   sH��   .*�� i and South.   Only Hue East via Salt Lake and
and Denver.   Steamer tickets to Kurope and
i  ' other foreign countries.
Daily connection from Kaslo every day
excepting Sunday, at 7:30 a. m.
For full  information  call on or address
ALDER BISHOP,
Freight and 1'iisr. agont, Kaslo, B. C.
���OR TO���
W. F. CARSON,
Traveling Pass, agent, Nelson, B. C.
E. J. COYLE,
District Pass, agent, Vancouver.
R.&N.
��
I,cavo8:10am Nelson Arrive6:00pm ;
Leave 10:00 am Rowland .. .Arrive 3:40 pin j
I<eave 8:00 am Spokane Arrive ti:40 pm |
Leave
7:15
p. m.
IMlly
Fast,Mail-Walla Walla, Portland. San Francisco, liaker
City and the Kast.
Passengers for Kettle river and
Boundary creek connect at
Marcus with Stage Daily.
Inland Navigation
and Trading Co.,
7:45
a. m.
llally
Rpokane Time Schedule
Local Maii.���Crrur d'Alenos,
Farmington, (larlleld, Colfax
Pullman and Moscow.
A rrlve
7:15
a.m.
Daily
6:4f>
a. m.
Dally
Works Both Way*
She- If It wasn't for the old bachelors
there would be no flirts.
He���If It wasn't for tbe flirts there
would be no old bachelors.
The use of mourning envelopes does
ant render s person liable to arrest foi
blackmail v
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 I.inlo and
Argenta at north end of lake every Sunday at
noon.
EAST-IS l-WEST
The surveyor's chain made it
THE SHORTEST
Transcontinental Route.
|    For through tickets and further Information
apply to JAS. WAITOH,
' Agent International Navigation and Trading
j Company, Kaslo, or at 0. K. .V: N. Company's
1 office     :I0 Riverside avenue, Spokane, Wash.
J. t'AMI'HKI.I,.
Ueneral Agent..
| 30 Kast Columbia avenno, Kossland, B. C .
II. M. A1IAMS,
Traveling Freight and Faasenger Agent.
Or,... W. II. HI ItMUliT,
General Passenger Agent, Portland, (ire.
NORTHERN PACIFIC RY,
The Fast Line,
Superior Service
i
���Through ticket* to all points In the���
United States and Canada.
Dlrent  Connection  with the .Spokane
Fall* st Northern Hallway.
It la the moat Modern In Equipment.
It Is the Heaviest Rolled Line.
It haa a Rock Ballast Roadbed.
It crosses no Band Deserts.
It was built without Land Grant or Government Aid.
It la noted for the courtesy of Its Employes.
It ls the Only Line Serving; Meals on the
la Carte Plan.
TRAINS IIKPARTFROM SPOKANE:
For maps, tickets and complete information call on or address International Navigation and Trading Company agents, K.
ft 8. Railway agents or
C. a DIXON. General Agent,
Bpokane, Wash.
F. I. WHITNEY, G. P. ft T. A.
Bt. Paul, Mino.
No. 1 w��st.
No. 2. east.
..8:25 p. ni.
..7:00 a.m.
m
Tickets to Japan and
china via Tacoma and
Northern Pacllie Steamship Company. For Information, time cards, maps
and tickets, apply to Agts.
ofthe Spokane Falls A
Northern and Its connections or to
r. d. c.iujih.
General Agent, Spokane.
A. I>. CHARLTON,
Aunt. Gen. Pass. Agts.
No. SB8 Morrison St.,
Portland Or.
Writ* for map of Kootenay country. Willie-Pa,   what's  tlie "Oreat PI
ride?"   Pa���It's what comes after an j
ejection.���Chicago News.
She (after the quarrel)���And must ws |
part forever, Hurry? He���Well at least j
until to-inorrow night, .Maude.
Briggs���What kind of a fellow ls Wil-
lowsnap? Griggs���I don't know. I've
only seen hlui when lie wus with his
wife.���PliCk.
"slackson   has an advertisement   ln
Ibis paper which reads:    'Come back,
and I'll be good.' "   "Hns bis wife left i
lilm?"    "No; it's  Hie cook."���Chicago j
Record.
"I can tell you." said be, "liow much i
water runs over Niagara Falls to a |
���liiart." "How iniicliV" replied she. j
"Two plats,"���Pittsburg Chronicle- '
Telegraphs ,
"Tell me, dear, am I the first mnn |
you ever kissed?"   "You are the first :
one   who    wns menu nud suspicious
enough to nsk me that question."���In- j
Manapoli. Journal.
"Why ls it that Chumpley always
buys another new gun irt the opening
of the game season?" "Because the one
he hnd the year before never Killed
anything."���Detroit Free Press.
"Is   that   young one going to slay
awake nil night?"   asked   Mr. Lush-
forth, indignantly.   "There ls no right ,
for you to complain," retorted his wife, i
"He Inherits tiie habit Irom you."
She���What aro those missing links
we hear so much about?   He���Oh, they
were some golf links that were located
In a certain Western town before the i
cyclone struck It.���Yonkers Statesman, j
Junior counsel (after stating case)���
1 think our client hns a good cause of j
action.   Senior counsel (doubtfully)-.1 :
can't see It; what is it? Junior counsel
���He's worth fifty thousand dollars.���
Puck.
Caller���In yesterday's paper you suld
Miss Kootlight was one of the most
beautiful women on the stage. Why
flldn't you print her picture? Editor���
Wo never take buck what we say.���
t'uek.
A mnn who stuttered badly went to
consult a specialist about bis affliction.
Tlie expert asked: "Do you stutter nil |
the time?"  "N-n-n-no," replied the suf- \
ferer,  "I  s-s-stut-t-ter   only   when   I
t-t-talk."
Harriet���And so Fred Dullwlch has
asked you to marry hlm, hns be? Margaret (sighing and blushing)���Yes, !
night before last! Harriet���What a
Stickler he Is for formalities.���Cleve-
land Leader.
Gabber���Oh, don't talk to me about
bicycles! I'm sick at the very thought
of jam, Y'ou couldn't hire me to put my j
head Into a shop where they sell the ;
things.   Tlbber-Thnt would be a case I
of wheels within wheels, wouldn't It?
Traveler (to the ferryman crossing |
tho river)���Hus any one ever been lost I
In this stream? Boatman���No, sir; some j
professor was drowned here hist j
spring, but they found him after look- i
Ing for two weeks.���FUegeude Blaetter. I
Mrs. Crlmsonbenk���What are you ln >
such dt>ep thought about, John? Mr. I
Orimsonbeak���I was only thinking, j
dear, that all the men who have gone |
In search of the north pole seem to j
have beeu married men.���Yonkers
Statesman. j
"Whut, no telephone?" asked one of \
the regular callers at the drug store;
"why did you have It taken out?" "Most
' nf the people ln the neighborhood got
lo using it to order drugs from other
siorcs. I guess I cau grasp a business
idea once lu u while."���Detroit Freo
k Cress.
"If I had known," sobbed young Mrs.
Kits, "thut you would be such a brute
to poor Fldo, I would never hare married you." "My dear," replied Mr. Fits,
"the anticipation of kicking that miserable Uttle beast was ono of my chief
reasons for proposing to you."���Tid-
Bits.
Mrs. Jones���Why, John, you've shot
a hen! Jones (Indignantly)���Hen? That,
madam. Is a Shanghai BiitT-Cochlu Leghorn partridge, that I shot near a farmhouse; and, as lt hapiiened to be a thine
one, and quite a family pet, I had to
pay for It Where did you ever get
your knowledge of hens, madam?���
Tuck.
Tram���I'd like a drink; but I don't
suppose you'd want to change this $5
bill. Bartender (briskly)���No trouble
about change. Here's your medicine.
Tramp���Thanks. Ah! Tint's good
whisky. Bartender���Eh! Lookee here!
This bill Is no good! Tramp���Yes; I
said you wouldn't want to change It-
New York Weekly.
"Upon what does Peakedbead base
his belief ln the theory of reincarnation?'" "On the promise that 'we shall
all pass away as a tale that is told.'
You see, the tales that are told do not
piufe away at all; they keep coming
back to be told over again. That Is
the way Peakedbead reasons lt out.*
-Puck.
COST OF PUBLIC SCHOOLS.      ' HOW TIN SOLDIERS  ARE  MADE.
 7~
Kxpenditnres  for   Uducatlnnal   Fur- !
pone* in Vnrlou* Titles.
Exclusive of $1,180,000 which It pays
to the State, tho city of New York ls
expending this year 10,000(000 for pur- I
poses of education, and nbout $4,500,- I
000 of this  sum  goes  for salaries  of
teachers and school employes.   There I
nre about 0,000 school teachers in the I
city of New York, and Ihe rule of pay j
varies from $11,000 a year snlnry paid to
the larger number of principals of the j
male grammar schools down to $504 a
year, the amount paid to teachers of
the lowest grade in the priniury schools. !
Roughly speaking, the uverage rate of !
pay of a school teacher In New York is |
about $075 a year, and it is estimated
that the cost per capita of the eduea- j
tlon of children in New York is about
$25. I
By a recent Inquiry Into the cost of
tuition In public schools in American !
cities it has been found that only St.
Louis nnd Philadelphia paid more than
Now York, the maximum cost per cap- i
lta being $64.09 in Philadelphia and the -
minimum $!>_.70 in Rochester.   The differences are largely In the mutter of
Salaries.   In Philadelphia principals receive from $3,000 lo $4,11011 a year, professors In the boys" school $2,000, touchers In the boys' school from $800 to
$1,800 and teachers lu the girls' school
from $800 to $1,600.    In St. Louis the
maximum for principals is $8,000, for
assistant principals $2,200, ami for assistants $1,000 to $2,000, according to
grade.    At  the other extreme are  In-
diatiupolis and Minneapolis.where high
school  teachers  receive $1,200 as  the j
maximum, and Pittsburg, where the :
salaries range from $!HW to $1,700. Philadelphia expends $3,500,000 a year on
her schools.   Chicago's schools cosl $5,-
000,000, the schools of Boston $:t.800.-
000, the schools of Brooklyn $8,000,-
000, the schools of liulliinore $1,200,000,
Ihe schools oi' Sun Frnncisco $1,150,000,
the schools of Washington $1,000,000,
the schools of Buffalo $000,000, the
schools of Milwaukee $700,000, and the
schools of Louisville $070,000, Among
American cities which spend comparatively little in proportion to their sine
for school purposes, New Orleans Is
perhaps the most conspicuous, and one
prolmble explanation of the small expenditure of public money tliere is to
be found in the fact thai a considerable
portion of the population is colored und
the Item of expense for the rudimentary Instruct ion of colored children is, it
is well known, very small.
Tliere are in the United States 402
colleges or universities having 7,000
male and 1,500 female instructors.
There nre 150 theological schools with
1,000 instructors nnd 0,000 students.
Tliere are 100 law schools with 0,000
students, of whom 100 nre girls. There
are 200 medical colleges with 25,000
students, of whom 1,800 are female. Of
these medical schools more than hnlf
nre allopathic nnd only 25 nre homeopathic. There are in tbe I'nlted States
5,000 high schools, with 7,000 male and
8,000 female teachers, and 2,000 private
schools with 4,000 male and 5,000 female teachers. About 10 per cent of the
number of private schools In the United .States are to be found iu tlie city of
New York. There are more medical
colleges and law schools In this State
than In any other, but Pennsylvania
has a larger number of theological colleges than New York. Iu respect of the
number of high Schools Ohio stands
hrst among the States of the Union,
nnd In the number of so-called colleges
and universities Virginia stands first.���
New York Sun.
Cucumbers and Roaobes.
"Housekeepers like to be reminded
now and then," remarked a well-known
lady to a Washington Star rc|iorter. "of
lots of Uttle things iu connection with
their affairs. It Is not that tbey do not
know of them themselves, but with the
thousands of other Uttle things to remember they forget, lt Is for that reason that I would like to remind them
that cucumbers are the most effecllve
destroyers of roaches of anything, that
I know of. It ls not necessary to cut
up the cucumbers, for the ordinary
trimmings from them when being prepared for the table will sultlce. Simply
scatter the peel or trimmings nbout In
the places where tbe roaches are seen.
The roach eats them and thereby ends
his existence. In case tbe roach does
not feel hungry.enough the flrst night
and the cucumber Is not sufficiently
attractive throw the trimmings Into
the stove the next morning and set out
a fresh lot the next night. Tbe green
coloring matter that kills the roaches
flr the same thing that makes cucumbers so annoy Ing ut times to the human
family."
Those in Turkish or Greek Uniform
Moat Popular TbU Year.
"Toy soldiers made of tin or lead,
are Just as great favorites with children now aa they were ln the days of
our grandfathers," said a wholesale
New York dealer. "The soldiers are
made almost exclusively In Nuremberg and Furth, Germany, where clever
artisans are employed by the numerous manufacturers to design and mold
them. The process of manufacture is
interesting. The flrst step is to make
sketches of the intended ligures. Great
pains are bestowed on them. The best
artists in Germany do not hesitate
when nsked to supply models for these
toy soldiers, and In making their draw.
lugs they have to rieasr In mind certain
frted rules. Their sketches must be
colored. Tliwy must avoid deep tints
and select, only bright, gnudy colors,
which children so much prefer. They
must also possess a full knowledge of
the military costumes of the period to
which the soldier they represents belongs. This year the Turkish and
Greek soldiers are the leading favorites.
"At Nuremberg and Furth slate
molds arc used for the plain ligures.
while brass molds nre employed for
those In relief. The Slate for the former is bought at Sonnelicrg, !n Thurin-
gla, and the tin, which is purchased In
England, is melted and poured into
them through a small orifice.
"The metal soon hardens when It has
beeu poured In. and the workman then
removes the ligures, cutting off any
exciesences which may have been
caused by the molten metal running
over the interstices.
"The soldiers then hnve lo be painted, and this is always done by women,
[ who work al home, nnd are given a
certain number of figures upon a piece
of wood slit up the center, so as to
hold them in a lixed position. When
one side of the figure is dry the woman turns it round nud paints the other
side.    Her wages are very poor.    The
' tlnal process, also intrusted to women.
is that of packing the soldiers, which
are placed in boxes of 30, 60, 120 und
240 pieces, weighing one-eighth, one-
quarter, one-half or one pound for the
j Infantry, and of 12, 24, 4S or 1)6 pieces,
! if the same weight, for the cavalry.���
Washington Star.'
"Selfishness" of Lincoln.
Mr. Lincoln once remarked to a fel
low-passenger   on   tlie   old-time mud
wngon conch on the    corduroy    road
which antedated railroads, that all men
were prompted by selfishness In going
I good  or evil.    His    fellow-passenger
' was  antagonizing  his  position   when
i they were passing over    a    corduroy
I bridge that spanned a slough.
As they crossed this bridge, says tlie
! Springfield (111.) Monitor, and the mud-
! Wagon was shaking liken Sucker with
j chills, they espied an old razor-backed
| sow on the bank of the slough, making
In. terriW? noise because her pigs had
j got into Ihe slough and were unable to
| get ont. and in danger of drowning. As
i the old coach began to climb the hill-
j side, Mr. Lincoln called out, "Driver,
j can't you stop Just a moment?" The
i driver replied, "If the other feller don't
! object."
The "other feller"���who was no less
I a personage than "Colonel" B. I).
Baker, the gallant general who gave
his life in defense of Old Glory at
Ball's Bluff���did not "object" when Mr.
Lincoln jumped out, ran back to the
slough, and began to lift the little pigs
rmt of the mud and water, and place
tljem on the bank. When he returned
Col. Baker remarked: "Now, Abe,
where does selfishness come in on this
little episode?" "Why, bless your soul,
Ed, that was the very essence of selfishness. 1 would have had no peace of
mind all day had 1 gone on and left
that suffering old sow worrying over
those pigs. I did It to get pence of
mind, don't you see?"
Last Chance!
The $2000.00 missing-word contest
closes December 31st.
Result will be announced about January
15th. 	
ScfaL ings Best baking powder and tea are
��� -jbecause they are money-back.
What is the missing word7���sot SAFE, although Schilling's Best baking
powder and tea ar* safe. 	
Get Schilling's Best baking powder or tea at your grocers'; take a*rt the
ticket (brown ticket in every package of baking powder; yellow ticket ia the
tea); send a ticket with each word to address below before December 31st
Until October 15th two words allowed for every ticket; after that only one
word for every ticket.
If only one person finds the word, that person gets $.000.00; if several find
k, J-000.00 will be equally divided among ihetn.
Every one sending a brown or yellow ticket will receive s set of cardboard
creeping babies at the end of the contest. Those sending three or more in one
envelope will receive an 1898 pocket calendar���no advertising oa lt These
creeping babies and pocket calendars will be different from tha ousts offered la
the last contest.
Better cut these rules out.
Address:    MONEY-BACK.   SAN   FRANCISCO.
FIRE AT GEAKGEVILLE. IDAHO.
llnnk, \i-svN!��ui,*-r Ofllue, Gullery- and
Saloon   Burned.
Lewiston, Idaho, Dec. 20. ��� A fire at
(Jrangeville Saturday night destroyed the
building occupied by the Bank of Camas
Prairie, the Idaho County Free Press office, the Hanson photograph gallery and
the Vunberg Halrxm. The fire started in
the saloon, and the buildings were completely destroyed, there being no lire protection. Tho books were saved from the
bank building, but all the furniture was
lost. The buildings were valued at $4000
and the total loss will be $8000.
Haytl   Im  Calm  Attain.
Port-Au-Prince, Hnyti, Dee. 21.���So far
us the general public is concerned everything is calm. Tho bill the senate has
pnfeed for the $4,000,000 4 per cent loan
was adopted with some modifications that
hnd been recommended by the previous
ministry. The position of the commission
on revenue control is still under the control of the deputies.
NebruNkQ I'loneer Dend.
Lincoln, Neb., Dee. 20.���John Gillespie,
territorial auditor of Nebraska and a
member of tho commission which founded
tne city of Lincoln and mode it the seat
of tho state government, died here yesterday, aged 65 years.
BRAVE SMUTS BEOKExN.
Circumatancra Alter Case*.
Doctor���"Are you wealthy enough,
madam, to spend the summer in the
upper lake regions?"
Madam���"We have a very small Income, sir."
Doctor���"Ou closer examination I
find that yours is not a case of hay
fever, but only a bad cold lh the head."
���Detroit Free Press.
Something Like It.
Gibson���"Has your wife got the bicycle cra��?"
Phillips���"I don't know whether
that's the proper thing to call lt or not;
but she's had a cyclometer put on the
baby carriage."���Cleveland Leader.
Fat Sometimes Helps.
Speaking In a paper on the subject
of the various diet cures for fatness,
the eminent authority, Dr. Andrew
Wilson, says: "Doubtless starches and
sugars, represented In such vegetable
foods as bread, rice, tapioca and the
like, are fat formers. The living body
has a power of making fat out of that
which Is not fat. And nlong with this
point Is another���that fat itself does
not go directly ut least, to make fat ln
the body. Fnt Is, on the other bond,
a valuable addition to the diet of a corpulent person, because lt has a power
properly administered of burning off
food excess. In more than one system of body reduction fat is, therefore,
administered as tin essential part aud
parcel of the diet cure."
Nature of Some Electric Belts.
An examination was made of some
electric belt* sold by n street faker at
Ottawa, Canada. It was found that beneath a strip of gauze was a layer of
dry mustard. When the wearer perspired a Uttle the mustard was moistened and set up a burning sensation, and
the deluded victim believed a current
Of electricity was passing through blm.
Building in London.
Statistics recently compiled show
that more than 1,200 houses are built
monthly In London. Between August,
iBOe, and August, 1807, there were built
14,5111 houses.���New York Tress.
What a happy world this would be
if a man could only believe all he soya
How often women wake up in thc
morning cheerful and happy, determined to do so much before the day
ends, and yet:���
Before the morning
is very eld, the
dreadful BACKACHE appears,
the brave spirit
sinks back in
affright; no
matter how
hard she struggles, tlio
"clutch" is
upon her, she
falls upon the
couch, crying:���"Why
should I suffer
so?   What
can I do?"
Lydia E.
Pinkham's "Vegetable Compound"
will stop tho torture and restore cour��
age. All such pains come from a do-
ranged uterus. Trouble in the womb
blots out tho light of tlio sun at midday to a vast number of women. You
should procure Mrs. Pinkham's Compound at once and obtain relief.
Mrs. F. M. Knapp, 503 Wuntworth
Ave., Milwaukoe, Wis., says: " I suffered with congestion of the ovaries
and inflammation of the womb. Lydia
E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound
cured me as it will others."
TREATMENT
FOR WEAK MEN.
TRIAL WITHOUT EXPENSE.
Tho famous Appliance and Remedies of
theErioModanl Co- now for tho tlrst isjoo
offered on trail without expense to any
honest man. Not a dollar 10 be paid
in 11 .lvalue. Cure Effect! of Errors
nr Excesses in Old or Young. Manhood
Fully Kwtored. llow lo Bnlarg* and
Ktiengrt-oa Woak, Ondovolniicd Actions
of Budj. Absolutely unfailing Home
Trcatii-cnt. No C. O. D. or oth. r BChrrao.
A plain effer by a arm of high standing:.
6g NIAOARA ST.
ERIE MEDICAL CO.^
FFALO. N. Y.
(sunt.       ,s.n. All   ts..,s. 1 .vis.
t Cough Syrup. Turns* Hood.
In lime.   Sold b   	
Charles O. Dawes of Illinois has been
nominated for comptroller of tho currency.
KNOCKED   OUT.
It knocks out nil calculations of attending to business ln the right way for a
day when we wukc up in the morning sore
and stiff. The disappointment lies In going to bed all right and wa'tlng up all
wrong. There la a short and sure way out
of it. Go to bed after a good rub with St.
Jacobs OH and you wake up all right;
soreness and stiffness all gone. So sure
is this that men much exposed ln changeful weather keep a bottle of It on ths
mantel for use at night to make sure of
going to work ln good fix.
Alphonse Daudet, the brilliant French
novelist and playwright, died Thursday
night in Paris, at 8 o'clock, while dining
with his family.
It's tlie man who has tho will power to
stop drinking when he sees fit that never
sees fit
"King Solomon's Treasure," only Aphrodlsai-
acal Tonic known. (See Dictionary.) 15.00 a
box, 3 weeks' treatment. Mason Chemical Ca.,
P. O. box 717. Philadelphia, fit.
It's the custom of advertising that
brings customers.
Plso's Cure for Consumption is the bast
of all cough cures.���George W. Lots,
Fabucher, La., August 26, 1886.
No man was ever blamed for being a
gentleman, but many have been falsely accused of it.
AN OPEN   Lc.TTs.li   .'O  MOTHERS.
We are asserting in the courts our right tollie
exclusive use ofthe word " CASTORIA,'' and
"-���ITCUER'SCASTORIA," as our Trade Mark.
I, Dr. Samuel Pitcher, of Hyannis, Massachusetts,
was the originator of " PITCHER'S CAS 10KIA,"
the same that has borne and does now bear the
fac-simile signature of CHAS. 11. FLETCHER oa
every wrapper. This is the original" PITCHER'S
CASTORIA " which has Iseen used in the homes
of the mothers of America for over thirty years.
Look Carefully at the wrapper and see that it is
the kind you have always bought, and 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
Chas. H. Fletcher is President.
March 8, .-V-        SAMUEL PITCH-tR, MJJs,
When a woman's friends refer to her as
being of uncertain age it means that she
is getting pretty well along in years.
DAnC f"r tracing anil locating fluid or Silver
nllllis Ore. lost or hurled treasures. M. I).
"Vl/IJ FQWLBIt, llnx .m.BoMliIiigtoii.Ooaa.
The quiet nog gets tbe most slop.
Try Schilling'! Bast tea and baking powder.
Or   lta   Equivalent.
Tiinkins���lt is reported that. McKinlef
wan In a synonym.
Simkina���A synonym t
Ti ink ins ��� Yes; another term, yos
know.
100 llw.,*a.
1 ton,|s_s.
Carloads at
���poolal
prices,
write for
Catalogue.
Buell
LAMBEBSOrJ
Portland,
Oregon.
YOUR umsgs
Moors') Rsvcalsd Usiasdy wlUdO lt. Threa
doses will make yon fsel batter. Get It Irom.
your driu_f 1st or any wholesale drag bouts, at
bom Sttwart * Holmat Bros Co., Baattla.
Kodaks.
$4
FROM
WOODARO,
Clarke Si Co.
UP...
PORTLAND, OR.
Catalogue Free.
M.   ti.  V.
Ko. 52.  VT. ��� *�����*����� *.'
FRONT STREET, KASLO, BRITISH COLUMBIA.
The Leading Commercial House.
Special Protection Against Fire
Electric Lights!   Electric Bells.
The Only Hotel in Town HeateJ
KASLO HOTEL ***** B"hRoom* ���
Modern Sanitary Arrangments I
COCKLE & PAPWORTH, Proprietors.
Rates $2.50 and $3.00 Per Day.
Free Sample Rooms.
MINING RECORDS.
ORE8HIPMKXTS.
l-'iilliiwinii' arc ilie Ore shipments (or tln'wci'k
ending Dec '23 over the Kuslo iv. Slocan By;
Mine. Destination, Tons.
Until I'uclilo nml Everett 140
Payne Pueblo and Everett 400
Wiil tcwiitcr Everett '202
Lucky Jim Pilot Hay Ml)
Last chance.. Pueblo and Aurora  (ill
Keen Denver  00
Ajax Kaslo  14
A im line Aurora  17
Stranger Aurora  18
(snaps Adrora    4
Total tons        1-174
��� From July 1,1897, to December 23 tne leading
mines of the Slocan region have inipped over
.he Kasin .v. Blocan Railway for w tor transportation irom Kaslo, as follows:
Mine. Tons. Mine.
Payne  H^Nurprlsc	
Ku I li  4,71'fl Slocan Hoy	
W h i lewater  1,080 Ajax	
Blocan Kiar*    760 wonderful	
Noble Five*  WSlAmerloan Hoy..
Washington*    40fi Red Fox	
Ureal Western     SLilAntOlne	
Kaiublcr-Ciirihoo      180 Freddie Lee	
Ibex     105 iCoodcnough	
I.nckv Jim  2,440 Beat	
Last 'Chiinie      :194| Reco	
Tons
88
30
88
78
81
80
Al
390
* Concentrates.
The iiillowlng   Is   a statement  of ore shipments over the Xakusp it: Slocan branch of the i
c. P. R. from Sandon, Three   Forks  and  Rosebery since July 1st, not Included In the forego
ing.   All was shipped In < inuiliii:
Mine. Tons.lMine. Tons.
(Idaho     WW Reco     iff!
(Slociin Star  l,820|Entcrpris"     100
(Concentrates.
METAL QUOTATIONS.
New York, Dec. 24.-Silver, WJic.
Copper-Quiet! brokers' price, *10.87H(a)ll.00.
Lead���strong; brokers' price, $8,801 exchange,
18.08(88.76.
WEEKLY 8TOCK QUOTATIONS.
Following la a table of the leading stocked
mining companies of the Slocan and Ainsworth
in inim: divisions:
Companies.
No, of
Shares
Par
Value
Market
Value
1,000,000
1,000,000
120,000
*2.60
.60
��1
11.00
1.00
1.00
1.00
1.00
1.00
.m
1.00
1.00
1.00
1,00
1.00
1.00
.26
1.00
$2.26
Ruth	
.10
Noble Five	
1,000,000
1,200,000
1,000,000
1,000,000
226,000
800,000
800,000
1,000,000
1,000,000
1,860,000
1,000,0110
880,000
1,000,000
800,000
1.000.000
.26
t*
,28
Great Western	
.liicksoH(.North'nHell)
American Boy	
i< ii-l<i .Montezuma	
l*��p In in'lies	
.80
.26
.16
.26
.15
.171.
.O8J1,
Ibex	
.04
Idler	
1.000,000         1.00
1.IMUHK1           .26
.15
London Hill	
Dellie	
l,200,0O0|        .60      .26
760,0001         1.00      .11
Ellen	
1,000,000!         1,00      .07U
1,000,000)      1.00 \\
McLeod	
(No stock on the market.
OI the foregoing, Ihe following have paid dlv
iilenils as follows:
Slocan Star....   <ioo,aooi(;oodonoiigh...     ::_,..ini
Ruth     800,000 Washington...      20.000
Rambler-Carl.,    40,000 Surprise      20,000
Resides the foregoing, other mines, linstock-
ad, have paid dividends as follows:
Idaho |  '240,uuo;I,aat Chance...      60,000
Whitewater,.,    l.t.ooo Antolne      8��,ooo
Sloean Boy...      26,OOo;Monltor       16,000
Following is a comparative statement of ore
ahtpped from parts of the Slocan and Alnswortli
...i..r.... ,ii..s.i.:s..   .....1.... .,._ ,.   ....    .	
Miippuii irom pans01 tue.-iiocan ann Alnswortli
mining districts, passing through tho custom
house in Kaslo for the llvo recorded months of
1808, nil ot 1880 and the first 1! mouths of 1807:
ri.,...  iv.....!.,    ....... \... 1 s
Year.
1808 (6 months)..
I8811 (12 months).
IK07 (ll months).
Totals	
dross Weight
of Ore In Los.
,. 2,202,800
28,844,824
61,088,906
87,281.700
Dross Value of
Ore In Dollars
$    111,541
1,114,110
2,428,844
18,052,501
TRANSFERS, KTC.
(Where no consideration Is mentioned the
' iimlinil sum of |1 Is understood.)
Dee. 17*,..
silver Culile, Savannah and l.ewlslon���James
Nicholson and Lewis C. Hague tn Isaac Wald-
rou. |600.
Tennle C. and Myrtle R.-,Wm.   E.   Mann  to
John L. Retallack.
Dec. 20���
Slocan Chief No. 10 and Kootonay Queen,
claim of lien by Burt Pearson against Interests
of Frank Le Casto, H. P. Heacock and Alex.
Sproat.
Mexico Fraction, Montesuma No. 2, llucnu
Vista No. 2, Vera Crux No. 2-M. McMlcken, L.
L. Patrick,B.C. Hughes and E. B. Roche to
Kaslo-Monteiuma M. & M. Co.
Afton and  Lucky Three���L.  L.   Patrick to
same.' .
Dec. 21.
Imperial Cheese���Oscar Larn to Herbert
(uthbert.
Waterfall���AH. Jarjnagin to same.
Hidden treasure,  Lost  Paradise and  >_ of
Easter���bond, L. A. Jarnagan to Herbert Cuth-
bcrt as, managor  ot M^estern, Canadian Gold
Fields Co., $1080 ln cash'and $18,000 in stock.
Toronto Boy, Corinthian and R.& F.���W. B,
Merkley to C. M. Field, ��. of 1st, all ot others.
Dec. 22 ���
Carson ��� W.H. Carson to Thos, Wall, % ends to
Carl and Wm. Nelson, >..
High Bluff and Tony���Walter Clo\if h to H. W.
Chapman. ,__	
LOCATIONS.
Dec. 18���
Murray Creek by A. IMC  Banting oa Katie
creek. I
NOW FOR ELEGANT XMAS GOODS!
Look at this List���Do You Want Any?
Diamonds  I Rings, Ear Rings, Pendants!
W^^l foTl F^  !  Gold> Silver and Gold Filled Cases.
\ y ex lv_^i ito   j- Elgin, Waltham and Hampden Movements !
Sterling   Silver  f Novelties, Hollow Ware, Flat Ware !
T Tr-1-1 V^^^l 1 ci cs  <cx*~itA   f^oi^-i^ci   I Gold I Silver Handles, Natural Wood Silver
KJlllUl Cllclto dllCl VdllCto   j  Trimmed Handles, Pearl a. Ivory Handles.
Ctlt GlaSS   \ Some CHOICE LINES STILL IN STOCK.
TTTAA^T^T T^> V \ A Fine stock of the
J MVV ^^f^ X   f Newest Goods !
Mail Orders Promptly Attended To.
R. STRATHERN, The Jeweler,
FRONT STREET,
KASLO,
BRITISH COLUMBIA.
Rod Brick by same on Johnson creek.
Dec. 21���
R. & D. by L. Field on I.a France creek.
Ionic by C. M. Field near Pilot Bay.
CERTIFICATES OF IMPROVEMENT.
Bee. 20���
Colorado by Henry Hu bert.
Dec. 21���
Luther by J. Henry.
ADVERTISED LETTER LIST.
Following Is the list olletters remaining uncalled for in the Kaslo PostolHcc since thc last
list published over date of Dec. IS, 1807:
Armstrong, Peter Burton, Mrs. Ellen
Burmlde, Chas, L. Breckhousen, P.
Balker, Peter Council, David
Corbin, A. F, Cole, H. H.
Calhoun, Miss Minnie Columbus, Peter
Connor, Phill Desarno, Eugene
Doyle, F. B. Dwyer, M. J.
Dcvcsy, Tom Erlckaon, E.
Ft. Steele MercautileCo.Olllls, Angus
(Iraham, H.
Harding. E. li.
lltimittc.il, f. E.
Harrison, M. M.
Kendall, D. A.
Klopoa, Harry
I .nne, .1. K. A.
I .arson, O. tl.
Mrltman, H. E.
Houghton 1. Karrvte
HIU, Jan
Johnstone, Cyans
Konki, Jno.
I ielilc, Chas.
Lynch, Vi. II..
Magnus, Chaa..
Marsdcn, Chrlatopher  Murphy, I),
Malm, AU Mack, Jan.
Miller, Jno. R. Marshall, I.
Matheson.Wm. Malll, Milton.
Mlchulgou, Mike McDonald; J.3.X..
Mei'lleiiuer, Win. McDougall, Albert
McDonald, s. Melxiod, N'orman
McKlnnon, Jaa. Mcpherson, Jno. I..
McPherson, Robt, Newberry <Ii Co.
Niicn, Chaa. Nelson, (iuat
Parka, Hen. Powera. Ouaa
Porrltt.F.W. Palmer, J. L.
Parr, F. J. Patterson, Wm.
Roach , F. Rultel, Alex
Regan, Timothy stair, Mr.
Hhellon A Co. Toombs, C. II..
Thomas, D. Chi. Fred
Weir, D. J. Wlllla, L. R.
Whalan, Patrick
8. H. ilREKN, PoalrHMt��r.
Kaaio, B. C, Dee. 28, MOT.
Pivt Astrertlaiag Toiata.
It la as oaay to spoil a good ad as I t la ftnicnlt
to write one.
Poor advertising succeeds otteri.r thaw jtood
advertising falls.
denial warmth ln an ad vert is .men! ninth aw
out the purses of readers.
Change the advertisement often and etc h
time let It be a change for tho better.
Time is oconomy, bnt the yt ople who hare
moat time have least money, and Ihoae who
have moat money have least time; m> cortevri-
tratlou ia necessary In an advertisement.
For Rent.
n
A four room bouse, plastered, iv jatly
furnished for housekeeping. Apfilyat
this office.
NOTICE.
Owners of placer claims are Invited to send a
few ounces of the black or gray sand, obtained
in washing the gravel for gold, to "The Provincial Mineralogist, li ureau of Mines, Victoria,"
stating the name ol the creek from which tbe
sand is taken, and its locality.
It Ih believed that PLATINUM, and perhaps
IRIDIUM, are frequently passed over and lost
by the prospector, ax they have much tho same
appearance of iron in tlie sand. These minerals
are as valuable as gold, the latter more ao, and
If the placer claim owners will send tbe black
or gray sand as aforesaid It will be assayed and
the results given to tlio owner.
JAMES BAKER,
Minister of Mines.
CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVKMKNTSNOTICE
LucyMinoral Clalm.slttiato In thcAtnsworlb
Mining Division of West Kootenay District.
Where located: On the west side of Kootenay lake Joining the west side line of the Spokane and coincident with thc same.
Take notice that I, H. P. Tuck, Free Miner's
Certificate No. 97,:*., acting aa agent for K. K.
Wlngate. Freo Miner's Certificate No. 4-lSSA, In
tend, sixty days from the date hereof, to apply
lo the Mining Recorder for a certificate of Ini-
irovemcnts, Im   the purpose of obtaining a
Crown grant of Ihc above claim
And further take notice that action, under
section K7, must be commenced before the Issuance of such certificate of Improvements.
Dated this Ism day of October, 1007.
riERTiriCATK OF IMPROVEMENTS NOTICE.
V ��� King Solomon Mineral claim situate In
the Ainsworth Mining Division of West Kootenay District.
Where located; On the west aide of Kootu-
1111 v lake lu the vicinity ot Loon lake.
Take notice that I. rl. P. Tuck, Freo Miner's
Ceriltliiiie No. '.i7,:lH'i, acting us agent for Thc
King Solomon Consolidated Mining Company,
Free Miner's Certificate No. 97,(V_I. Intend, alxty
days from the date hereof, tn apply to the Mining Recorder for aCortlflcatcof Improvementa,
for the purpose of obtaining a ('rown grant of
(ho above claim.
And further take notice that action, under
section 07, must be commenced before the issuance of such Certificate of Improvements.
Dated this .1st dny of October, 1807.
NOTICK.
NOTICK 18 HEREBY OIVKN THAT THK
partnership lately subsisting between
Alfred Cameron and Harvey A. Cameron of
the city of Kaslo, 11. C��� under the firm name of
Cameron Brothers, expired on the seventh day
ol December, A. D. HW7, by mutual consent.
All debts owing to the said partnership are
red by Mr. Wm. J. Twiaa of Kaaio, B.
to be received I
C, their duly authorised agent, and all demands on the aald partnership are to be presented to him for payment.
Dated at Kaslo. ll. D��� this Oth day of December, 18P7 (Signed.)
ALFRED CAMERON.
HARVEY A. CAMERON.
NOTICK.
Notice is hereby given  that alxty IfiOl  days
after dato I  will making ^application to the
Chief Commissioner of Lands  and Works at
Victoria to purchase the following described
lands in the West Kootenay district and Aina-
1 north mining division:   Beginning at a post
'anted at the mouth of Woodbury, Creek on
. e ahore ol Lake Kootenay. thence north
���g hty fan, chains, thence east forty 1401 chains
the, ice north eighty ISO) chains, thence east to
the a bore of Kootenay lake, thence following
the a.hore southward to th* point of commencements containing silo acres more or less.
J. B. FERGUSON.
Dftteis1 November is, net.
4H��sf
���*������"
The People Say,
That the Kootenay is the Best  District in British Columbia.
That Kaslo is the Best Town in Kootenay.
that STEPHENSON
SELLS THE BEST DRUGS IN KASLO,    j*
AND THE PEOPLE ARE RIGHT.
ww
������*���
0��>nM��MOMimMMOIPIM>MIMMIIH����tHH>MMIIIMIMMOOS��Cata��Oa����s>
j Slocan Cigar Factory, { H0#^LTS-'
PATRONIZEHOMEINDUSTRY. I
UNION MADE GOODS!
KASLO, B. C.
IIIIIIIMIIItlllltMIMIIIIillMtlHllli'i.MMtlMIIHMtMHII lllllllln
Butte Hotel *
W Restaurant *
Meals at all hours between 5 a. m. and 9 p. m. Short Orders a Specialty. Business Men'i Lunch from 11:30 a. m. to 7:30 p.m.
D. A. CARR, formerly of Columbia Hotel Restaurant, south side
Front St., bet. 3rd and 4th, opposite Steamer Landings, Kaslo, B.C.
"1
THE VALUE OF A
Good Advertising Medium
IS MEASURED BY
"Mfj
Character 1
$ Price and Circulation j J
The BRITISH COLUMBIA NKW8 ia the leading,
most carefully wilted, moat reliable, best lookinr newspaper in the Kootenay Lake Country.
Price ia cbeap consistent
with circulation, which   >���
the largest ln Kaaio.     1!J
to
Electrical Construction,
Private Telephone Lines.
Wiring In all its branches.
ii Electric Light and Power Plants.
Fixtures, Shades, Bell Goods, Etc.
Headquarters io t_ef��tvW��uking, text tt RO, hut Simt, Kaslo, ft C

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