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VOL. I.
KASLO, B. C, FRIDAY, PEC. 3, 1897.
PREPARING FOR 1000.
Silver Parties in the United States
to Fuse Again.
liilci'vicw With Senator Henry M. Teller Re
Prospects 'or Bimetallism.
Senator Henry M. Teller of Colorado,
In a recent Interview published in the
Denver News, had much to nay 'that
was-anoouragin^ totbe friends of Mr
foetallism regarding thc prospects of
thedouble standard in the political
tightof next ydar and 1000.
In reply to Me question, "Will it be
again possible to-tmite the silver sentiment of tho country under the name
ol democi acyV."    I le said:
"The people's pari y, strong in Colorado, Nebraska, Kansas and other wes-
I   , .1 stntes,  will not. -nt'Tendcr   its   (''���-
gaui/.ution, but its members with few
exceptions, declare their ttbternain-
ation to support the support the democratic party in 1900,-il the platform
nnd candidates u.o satisfactory on tbe
silver question. The Bilverrepublican
party organize, tnthe Interests of silver and with a Birong organization in
ail tho states that can possibly be carried tor silver, is prepared to [oin ' ���
the peopled party in the support o
candidates on a silver platform, i'i-'
not unlikely that the silver jentlmenl
of the country will ultimately unite
under the banner of democracy, but
not until the people of the country
Bhall be satisfied that tbe party cannot
Decontrolled by the Cleveland gold
standard element, nml that the grei I
object and jjurpose of th_ party in not
only th-.' rehabilitation of silver but in
many other respects ft return to the .old
and well known democratic principles
advpeated by th fathers of tbe republic. The administi'ftfcion of Cleveland
diil much to discredit the democratic
party- ind to create, distrust ol Itsca-
paolty to administer the government
undemocratic principles. Its looks
now as if the Cleveland element In the
democratic party will soon find its
home In the republican party where
it, rightfully belongs, and tho democracy will bo rid of a membership thai
has been democratic only>io name.']
Senator Teller has been quoted US
saying- thut he considered the organisation of the national silver republican
party an essential element in the light
foi" silver, lie has slated in public
several times thatthe silver republican
party could never hope to win a national campaign arid could only hope to be
a helpful ally to the democratic party
in the fight for free ooinage. lie made
that point especially clear In his inter
view, closing his talk as follows:
"The silver republican party was nol
organised to light the friends of silver
either in tho democratic party or in tlio
people's party, but to Crystallize tho
silver sentiment among republicans
and to prepare them to aid in the contest of 1IKIO for the restoration of silver
to its former position as constitutional
money. We would nol destroy the
democratic party if we oculd, for that
is the only patty to which w.j can looh
for relief In 1000, and thero Is no hope
for success for that partr thou without
the support of tho silver republican!
and populists of the country. It will
reijuir. the active support of all the
friends of Silver to accomplish tho defeat of the republican party in l'.NRi for
we may expect that tho vicious features of tne campaign of 18S)(i will bo
more marked in li.'OO than in 1800.
The conflict in 1900 will bo to determine what shall be our monetary system, what shall bo the future condition
of that portion of our people Mr. Lin-
eolnoused to call 'the plain people.'
It will be a battle for justice, for the
perpetuity of our republican institutions, for freedom on the part of the
wealth producing classes, with the
combined greed and avorice of the
world under the banner of the republican party backed by the federal government.
"Not only are our institutions at
stake, but tho fortunes of mankind maybe said to be concerned in the results
of that campaign.
"As a preparation for such a contest
wc ought to forgot minor differences,
and party prejudices should be Bet
aside and all.our efforts directed to the
defeat and destruction of our opponents. T hope with this feeling we may
enter tho campaign of 1898, which is
but preparatory to the more important
one in IdOO.  ���
MISS. BLANTHJ-R IIKAItl) 1'llOJr
Says Her   Husband's Confession Is True
ami ,'riiiil Durrant ts Imioeeot.
Fort >Worth, Tex.. Xov. 25.���The
wldOW of Arthur Forbes, alias J. E.
Blanther, who was arrested at Meridian, Texas, charged with having murdered Mrs. Langfeldt in Han Francisco
and \\ ho committed suicide in the Bob-
que county'jail, has been locat"(l in
this city by the gplice OJlJoials. The
woman gees by the name of Ada Taylor. She says' she married Arthui
Forbes at Little Koc.kj Ark., In 1892,
and that they taught in the public
schools In Bosque county in is��<i. They
had seme trouble, during which Forbes
shot her three times.
About that time Arthur Forbes,
alias Filanthcr was arrested charged
with murdering Mrs. Langfeldt, and
be was lodged in jail, where iie Bubse-
'queiii-iy conn lined suicide by taking
morphine.
Mrs. Forbes -t'.vs there is no doubt
as to Forbes being the murderer of the
San Francisco women: that ho ofteu
told her he was well acquainted with
Minnie Williams and Blanche Lamont,
. io bee i ini rod teed to them by
Theodore Durrani; that be often ref
forred to the murders in BuOh a mam
ne,'thut she was convinced he knew
of them.
Mrs. Forbes or Ada Taylor says that
one of her trunks is still in San Francisco where it wns used In evidence
during Durrani's trial. Site today
wired Durrani as follows:
"Have courage. I believe you tola.
i'.n Innocent man. if i can help to
,..���., . ;.oui '..:������  ��� i ������, eommand me.
Little Book fcaw/or Believes It.
Little Rook, Ark., Nov. 2".���Judge
1_, M. Merrinaan of this city, who, in
1803, defended J. E. Blanther in a case
ia \ hioh he was charged with swindling a Chicago concern, and who afterwards had an extensive business acquaintance with the murderer, says he
can positively identify BlanChe.-'s
handwriting, lie believes the alleged
confession is g.e life, and will help to
prove Theodore Durrani, ipnocentol
the charge of murder.
"If I can help Durrani" said Merrl-
inan today, "I want to do so. T knew
Forbes or J. E. Blanther quite well,
and believe he told the truth when he
wrote thai, letter confessing to the murder of Blanche Lamont and Minnie
Williams of which Durrani is accused.
I believe sincerely that Durrani is innocent, and if I can bo of any Bervice
in establishing that, fact by proving
t,l.e authenticity of the confession I
shall do so."
Klrc at '.iimion.
The Slocan News Cu's. store was,
damaged about 11)600 worth by fire
last Friday night. Both the building
and stock were -aved, thought badly
damaged. Tbe Goodenough Intel adjoining was saved by heroic work of
tho citizens und lire department,
This was the firsl lest ofthe now
ity water system, and the pn
was so groat that i in- stream knocked
several llremen off the one storj roof,
necessitating the partial shutting off of
lite water.
Hone to Honolulu.
Gold Commissioner O, CL Donnls has
been granted sick leave on account of
continued ill health ami has gone to
seek strength in tho balmy airs of
Honolulu, in the tropical Hawaiian
Islands. W. J. Goepel has been gazet-
ted as acting gold commissioner until
Mr. Dennis' return.
SILVER 50 8-8 TO-1IAY.
Tho Highest Mark Made Since July Twenty-Seconds
Lead (Broker's.) Silvor.
Saturday, Nov. 27  3.50 58 7-8
Monday, Nov. 29  3.60 59
Tuesday, Nov. 30  3.50 59 1-2
Wednesday, Dec. 1  3.50 59 3-8
Thursday, Dec. 2  3.50 59 1-2
Friday, Dec. 3  3.50 58 5-8
Read the News and keep posted.
THE COST OF MINING
Comparisons Between
Slocan anil Rossland.
ive Cost of Drifting, Knising or Sinking
n These Two Great Camps.
John B. Hastings, general manager
ami superintendent for tho noted War
Eagle mino in thsi^Bossland camp, has
prepared.and published in the Rossland
V       ���        ���'   ii'.ii statement   covering ii
��� ���/ ������ I ��� ' eight months, showing the
cost f* mining by his company. The
War Eagle may be considered as typical
or the Rossland camp.
With a view of getting li comparison
of costs Let ween Slocan and Kossland,
the Mews hus interviewed Supt. T, M.
Gibson of the Sloeau-Hoy. Mr. Gibson
furnie-b.es a set of figures which he
considers as approximately correct for
a maximum estimate.
Dropping the odd cents in Mr. Hastings'figures the following showing is
made, as to the cost por foot which
clearly puts the Slocan in the light of
a "poor man's camp," as to cost of operating, und consequently the more
desirable of the two:
Drifting liaising Sinking
Rossland $20 $30 $92
Slocan $8 $10 $14
Mr. -lu-ting's figures giving' the
cost of ore ("traction in the Kossland
'���amp. show that the average cost of
breaking down ore in the stopes is
$2.80, and 15 cents additional for loading on the oars.
Superintendent Gibson says that a
comparison here is more difficult owing to the varying <vncJ'tions, but that,
a great deal of sloping was done here'
at a cost not to exceed 60 cents per ton
while iu Other oases It might be considerably higher, but he was satisfied
that the averag ��� cost of ore extraction
throughout the Sloean was much loss
than $2.80 per ton.
"As to sinking.'' said Superintendent Gibson, so little of that is dono in
the Slocan, that it should hardly enter
tho comparison either. The only
mines of the Sloean that I now recall,
having shafts, are Ihe Dardanelles, Au-
tolne, Sloean Boy and Galena Farm."
Other things to be borne in mind in
favor of the Slocan camp are that our
ore-Tare high grade, averaging over
$100per ton market value, as against
J20 per ton for the low grade oros of
the Rossland camp: and theirs require
costly machinery for mining while
ours as a rule require for drifting on
tho vein,the commonest form of mining
here���only, common tunnel cars, or
whoel-baiTows, picks, shovels and hand
drill equipments."
ISoiml of Trade I'ronv,-...
At the meeting of tho council of the
board of trade last Monday evening,
organization was completed by the appointment of the following committees
by President Buchanan:
Mining interests���IX. P. Green, O. T.
Stouo, 1). \V. King, W. 11. Turner ami
11. W. Moore.
Public Works and Railway Construction���Alex. Lucas, GiO. Whiteside, H.
liver-,.I. W, Cockle and G. O. Buchanan.
Transportation D. W. Moore. H.
Giegerieh und Alex.  Lucas.
Mercantile and Manufacturing In-
toreats���G. B. Gerrard, H. Giogerich,
W. Allison, A. C. Burdick and Geo. E.
Martin.
Finance���Geo. Whiteside, Alex. Lucas and G. O. Buchanan.
Recoption-D. W. King, W. B. Turner, H. Byers, O. T. Stone and Geo. E.
Martin.
Communications were read from P.
D. Denny, resident agent at Spokane
of the Trans-Mississippi International
Exposition to be held at Omaha next
year, asking that Kaslo assist iu the
mineral exhibit from the Northwest;
and from R. H. Kemp asking the aid
of the board in bringing his noted mineral springs to public attention. Tho
lirst communication was referred to
the committee on mining interests and
the second to the secretary to request
further details from Mr.'Kemp.
Plans wero discussed for tbe issuance
of an annual report of the year 1897
with reference to Kaslo-nnd surroundings, and ii expected to Issue ono if
possible within a few weeks.
The committee on mercantile aud
manufacturing interests were instructed to investigate tho sources of relief
from present exorbitant insurance
rates.
Steps were also taken looking to
a memorial to the provincial authorities for regular court sittings and
registrars in K-     i,
Adjournment was taken to the call
of the president.
Klociin City Celebrations
The News acknowledges the receipt
of an invitation "rum the leading citizens' of Slocan'City- to attend and participate in the* ban^|    of  next Mon-
that city, to celebrate tin- arrival ol
the lirsi passenger train over the Slocan City bianch railway. Pressure of
business-compels a reluctant declination on our part.
WHlTICVVATKlt PROGRESS.
The Great Mine Ships 58 Curs for November Over 44 For Octobers
The shipments of the Whitewater
mine for November were irt ear 1 tads.
an increase of 14 cars over tho October
record. If the dividends k< ep pac -
with tho shipments, the December dividend should raise the total from $04,-
000 to KtOsOOO. Managi r Eaton sayi
that reports are line from : ! ears loads
that have boon delayed by washouts on
tho Great Northern road.
BIG INORKASE OVKB   LAST YE LB.
Ore Cleaved   ut   Kaslo CtiKtom House t'"r
Octoli.'i' and November.
The. last sixty days has seen a remarkable record at the customhouse
Ore cleared there for Octol r footet
up s.-h'iysoo lbs. valued at.$316,913; fo
November, ii,.'i57,0t)0 lbs., valued at
$_fS3,49L This make.-, a total for the
eleven months of this year now past of
61,943,205 lbs. valued at $2,243,84..
This is already over twice as great
as the entire shipments for 1896, whose
ligures are given in a standing table in
our mining records. The record of
October 1896 was 1.288,993 lbs. valued
at $54,572, and November 1896 gave
lr 117,130 lbs. valued at $59,903.
'i'ii -e figures take account only ol
the oro shipped to foreign smelters and
contain no mention of such shipments
as the Lucky Jim has male to Ptlol
Bay of over t,OU0 tons iu the past thret
weeks.
TWOSLOCMDIFIDENDS
The Reco Declam $100,000 and the
ldaJi$38P,
Payneaud Huth PtipUfbnbg SiflO.flOO and
150.0001    ::
The Ixoeo has doc
(lend   Of $101    I
000 ... all. ,'..'., ... a . .1 - in 10
cents a Bhi re on ! 000,000 shi r .; ol 11
each, The stock :s p ioclpally owned
by J. :,[. Pa-/,, re I Ki Ily and 8. M.
ahdG.C. Wharl in. Shipments-from tho
mine have heen 470 tons siht ��� A igu
1st, and will lie largely increased during the winter.
The Idaho mines also declared a dividend of $30,000 November -.u.!, making
���'. paid by this property since
tie start. The .Scottish Colonial yn-
dicate own. two^thirds and Qi t
It     iesana-third ol the Idaho.    Eij hi
i.   The concent rator is   uudergi
Ing ,  pairs, new machinery being put
in thai wiil make appeal saving In tho
i n treats 1.     I. irger ai ������ ion
��� i it Ing on    i at tl      p     , and
number of men will be   addi     ;;>   the
'  'o oon as they are  completed.
'The concentrator will resume operations aboul the ilrst uf the year.
Dividend payii ? teems to be .hi
order m' bfie d ... The Slocan Star
started afresh Borne weeks ago with
dividend of $50,000* and thi White-
v,;.' ���!��� has '., Ithin two months paid $54,-
100. Now tlie Idaho mines and the
Keco fall into   line,     The Pay'nean
Until   being   rl'.v.    i.'Ol'lioi'atiO'i.-:     thi   I
dividends are not made public, but It
Is known that the Payne ts clearing
over$10(1,000a.month, and the Gull: Is
probably clearing $50,0Q0 u  month for
its owners.
���   FOll HKVAN  AMI  lil HEI,VI.M��...
Their Friends Alr-'iidy I*liuii:i4 ihe Campaign of mno.
A reoent Washington, 1). C. d<?-
patch Bays: ''l^rom members ol tlie
democratic notional committee it is
learned that a plan is on foot i" Inaugurate a new departure next lime iu the
ni itho Is of nominating a candidate for
the presidency.
Tlie scheme   is brielly tliU:       DemO-
erutic state conventions will be held
as usual in liiOO for Uie purpose of elet -
ting delegates to the national
convention, The convention win order
the delegates to meet at once ;U1'-' '""
611 liel  the initio ml   commitlee   to  re-
adopl the < 'hioogo platform  In  ll
tlrety and without Ohangtng  ii  in it.-
minutest ptu-ticular.
The delegates will further bo Instructed to direct tho national committee
to cast the votes of the state delegation, for Bryan and to authorise thai
gentleman to name his own running
mate.
A PcrlloiiH Tiiii.
A. R. McDonald, one of the leading
owner's in the Lavina and Ruthie Bell
group on Hamill creek, left there la*t
Friday morning 'to come lo Kaslo on
business. Despite the roughness of
the lake ho attempted tho trip in a
row boat and was two days in making
It. Ho arrived hore Saturday night
noarly exhausted, having been capsized once and forced to spend the
night in a vacant lake-shore cabin.
By lucky chance ho discovered a bunch
of matches in one of the chinks and
built a fire. He returned. Monday.
He reports the mine as looking very
well.
Election of Eire Brigade offleeras
At the annual meeting for tiie election of officers of the Kaslo Fire brigade last Wednesday evening, all the
old officers, who names appear In a
regular standing directory on another
page, wi't-e re-elected excepting' the
second and ti ird deputy chic's. Messrs.
Keenan and Pish oeing desirous being relieved from those pot lions.
John Gillis'::...! ��� leorge Whiti sie> were
'���he en to fill their plaoets.
The re-elections, from Chi . Fletcher
dewn. wi ������ ���; - , ���. i reco ail ions of
merit.
The boys are looking forward to the
arrival of the new material and hope
pi . antlj purcha h< .   . ���;   ,7t! feel
able (to cope with any Ere likely to
arise. A new Yea'-'s ball lor the bene*
lit of the brigade is among the e.trly
probabilttlea.
I an' I5ail.
The Bachelors' ba.1'1 given at the
Kaslo auditorium lasi Wednesday
evening was a soeia! success. The
hail wail prettily decorated.     About 30
OOUplW were In tilt I tui danced
i ill _ a. in. to the -'ittsicof Will's ort hes-
tra, with the exception of a brief interval for i-el'i'eilimeit. . The ladj
patronesses of the affair who acted ns
reception cotumii.tee were. Mesdanu -
Gerrard, &toess, Irving and Green.
Evening dress prevailed among both
ladies and gentlOmen. Aiuimg those
present were: Mr. and Mr>. .!. H.
Gray. Mr. and Mrs. G. B. Gerrard, Mr.
and Mrs. Leslie, Mr. and Mrs. ('. I'.
Stoess, Mr. and Mrs. '... L.Pati.ok, .Mr.
and Mrs. R. F. (ireen, Mr. and Mis. .1.
Bell, Mr. and Mrs. Gobi. Irving. Mr.
and Mrs. W. S. Holmes, Mr. and Mrs.
English, Mr. ami Mrs. Sttlp. Mr. and
Mrs. Livers. Missfes Cameron. Margaret Underwood, Mercy Twiss, McLeod,
Smith, Jackson, Lindgren, Kcllet,
Kirk; Messrs. W. A. Floss, G. E. Martin, W. P. Dickson, J. P. Townsend, J.
Lucas, E. King, P. A. Oevereux, W. .1.
Twiss, L. Borradaille. Wuugh, Mcintosh, J. C. Eaton, A. T. Garland, .S.
Drake, J. Ryan, E. E. Stephenson,
Whellams, WT. R. Askwith, D. Young
and C. M. Arnold.
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QUARTZ   RUNNING   $2700   IN   GOLD.
A Strike on Wild Horse (reek .\>nr
> mlr��� \\ ml It.'siiiliicll oil Ilie
Mother I.oils- in the Coeur d'Alene*
ilastin Country.
A strike which puts the reported
Klondike bunuiizus in the shade has been
mado in the .Summit mine, on Wild Horse
creek, near Vmir, and but a short distance from the famous Ellfle mine, is the
report from Nelson. 15. C. The property
was bonded some time ago by the Fern
company on the strength of an 18 inch
cropping which gave a result of $100 in
gold per ton. The Kern company spent
iSftOOO in   the  venture and  sunk  a  shaft
about 40 feet without encountering the
lead. The bond was thrown up uml the
Lindblade brothers, who were the owners,
took up tho work where it had been abandoned. They sunk live feet more in the
shaft and ran across a six-foot ledge of decomposed white quartz which ran as high
as $2700 in gold to the ton. Thc rock is
pale blue, thoroughly honeycombed nnd
soft The first test was by panning, and
two small chunks crushed and panned out
showed a line of colors about four inches
in length and containing between 40 and
50 cents. Twelve men have been put to
work drifting both �� ays on the ledge and
sinking thc shaft to a greater depth. The
dip is about 45 degrees. Thc owners will
work it steadily during the winter nnd
will put in a rawhide trail for shipping.
The work of sacking the ore has already
been commenced and a carload has been
made up for a mill test.
Great tlmirti Reicion  Predicted.
Col. George W. Cook of Denver, who
visited Hutto last. week, has made an investment in the Hasin country, in Idaho,
and is prepared to spend a large sum of
money in developing some gold properties
there that give promise of being exceedingly rich, according to the liutte Inter
Mountain. Col. Cook went into the Hasin country with J. V. Horner, manager
of the Cresecnt-Catalpo mines al Lead-
villo, and spent some timo in looking over
properties at Placerville. The indications
were so promising that Col. Cook and Mr.
Horner took a bond and lease upon a
group of properties and started development at once. After having made a careful examination of the country, Col. Cook
predicted that it would become a great
quartz mining region. He will sink two
shafts on the property he has secured and
run a tunnel this winter to explore the
property. He expects to find a large body
of milling ore, in which case he will put in
a large milling plant.
In High  Ore Gulch.
Boulder, Mont., reports that the extension of tho tunnel on the property of the
High Ore Cold and Copper Mining Company in High Ore gulch has proved very
satisfactory. On this property last year
an immense amount of work was done
under the supervision of M. L. llewctt,
and a tunnel was run about a thousand
feet. It failed to reach the lead and
the owners of the mine concluded to spend
a little more money in that direction, so
a contract was recently let to extend the
tunnel 300 feet further. It had been run
a distance of about 100 feet when a tine
body of ore was struck The lead is two
feet wide whero struck and is a rich galena ore that can at once be handled with
profit.
From   W'Itmton.
Reports from Winston, Mont... are that
both the Stray Horse and the Kast Pacific mines are in a very flourishing condition. Both have large forces of men at
work and tlie owners have no couse of
complaint. Both mines are showing remarkably well. The development work
has been satisfactory in every respect
and the Stray Horse and the Kast Pacific
deserves places in the list of Montana's
steady producers. During the worst of
the recent slump in silver it was reported
that the East Pacific would have to close.
Robert Boll of this city, the main owner.
said that while the profits were naturally
reduced, he hod no intention of closing
down unless the white metal fell below
the 47 cent mark and remained there.
Ore Chute In the Hecla.
For three weeks thc new ore chute
in the Hecla at Burke, Idaho, has been
improving, until now there is four feet of
ore, a great part of it of a shipping grade,
and it promises soon to take its place
among the great mines of the Coeur
d'Alenes. No arrangements havo yet, been
made for milling, it being the intention to
drive further into the chute before any
sloping is done. When the time comes
the mill of the Milwaukee Alining Company will probably be used, as the controlling interest in the two companies arc
owned by the same parties. At present
the mill is under lease to the Mammoth,
but it is terminable at any time by either
party.
On Prichard Creek.
Work has been done in several places
along Prichard creek this fall, finding
good pay in places where in early days
work was attempted and thc men were
driven out by water. The theory is that
thc work done on the creek since has so
thoroughly puddled it that the water
runs more on the surface, instead of seeping through to bedrock. Work has resumed on the Mother Lode, the claim which
first called attention to the gold quartz
of the Coeur d'Alenes. There are a number of blanket leads on the property, cropping out along the face of the bluff south
of Prichard creek, several of which have
beeu worked with satisfactory results.
But buck in the hills is a mammoth per
pendiculsr ledge which cuts all llic blanket veins. Work on the blanket Veins has
always stopped at that break, but the
proposition now is tu out through it and
then raise. Fifty feet is expected to carry them through the big lead, after which
the contract calls for the raise to go 50
feel farther. Further work will depend
upon Conditions at that time. The biy
perpendicular vein is expected to he the
mainstay of the camp some day, but thus
far it has been carefully avoided by miners. It carries gold, silver, copper and
lead, being purely a smelting proposition
that can not be worked until there is railroad transportation.
Smelter  Trust.
Representatives   of   several   big   silver
mining mid refining works of the United
Stales and Mexico are to meet in New
York to form, if possible, a combination
selling agency to control the price of silver futures. The price of silver for future
delivery is always less than the price of
cash silver, and thc smelters want to
equalize prices. It, is said that the smelters hope by their combination to stiffen
the price of silver, and eventually reduce
the output, although they deny the report, that they intend to try to form a
silver trust.
Among the works to be represented at
the coming conference are the International Metal Company of New York, the
Omaha-Grant Smelting Company of Omaha, thc Great National Mexican Smelting Company of Monterey, Mexico, the
Philadelphia Smelting and Refining Company of Pueblo, Col., and the Guggenheim Smelting Company of Perth Am-
boy, N.J.
Aiaiis Ore Proved  l'rolltuhle.
The Argus ore rusher al the Yosemite
mill last week gave returns highly satisfactory to the owners���45 tons yielding
$9(111, says a report from Murray, Idaho.
The value in the rock crushed was all
in free gold, although deeper in the mine
there is a considerable amount of sul-
phurots They now propose to put enough
more through to get. money to build a
live-stamp mill of their own, ns the
property has enough ore already in sight
to justify a mill now that the rock has
been proven to have gold enough to pay.
The ore is hauled to tho mill at a cost
of $1 per ton, which will add that much
to the prolit. when it can be milled at
home.
sh i pm cuts,   From   Snndnn.
A total of 530 tons of ore and concentrates was shipped from Sandon, B. C,
during the week ending November 10:
Tons.
Payne,  ore   to  Everett 100
Ruth, ore to Everett   75
Payne, ore  to Pueblo 150
Last Chance, ore to Aurora   _t0
Last Chance, ore to Pueblo   117
Reco. ore to Omaha   20
Slocan Star, concentrates to Omaha..120
Noble Five, ore to Kaslo     8
total
,30
THE    BRITISH    CABLE    TO    HAWAII.
PerniiNMlon    or   the   I'nlted    State,.   Ik
Asked���French  Opposition.
New York, Nov. 27.-The Washington
correspondent of the Herald is authority
for thc following:
It. is the desire of the British government that the United States shall authorize a British company to land a (able on
one of the Hawaiian islands, this cable
going to Canada and Australia.
Such authorization is opposed by thc
French government, on the ground that
the laying of a cable with British capital
would place Ureal Britain in control of a
telegraph system reaching around the en- '.
tire world, and in the event of war, be-
fore a message could be transmitted, the
British government's consent would hare
to he obtained. In case Croat Britain
were engaged in hostilities, a diplomat
pointed out, it would be practically im-
possible for France to send a message
through British territory, except that \
which connects) France and Cape Cod,
Moss.
M.   Putonotrc  has   made  a   represents- ,
tion to Secretary Sherman, who said he
did not think it would make much difference.   This government could use it if
it desired, aud in case of necessity an opposition line could be established. The
French officials, however, point out that,
in ease of war by the United States the
government itself would lie handicapped
by the cable under British control.
Information has been received here that '
agents of the British company interested
in the cable enterprise and the consul
general of Croat Britain in Honolulu are
making an effort to secure a concession
from tho Dole authorities and the United
States that the British company be allowed to land a. cable
Mr. Sewall, the. diplomat i- representative of this government, is opposed to the
grant of such a concession.   It is impos-
libit for the Dole authorities to give per- i
mission to lay a cable under the reciproc- j
ity treaty between Hawaii and the Unit-'
ed States.
HOODOOED ENGINES.
Struiiice Stories. Told l,y Men In the
Illinois. Central shop,,.
Every engine that comes for repaint
to great shops nl' the Illinois Central at
Btiriislde has a story of Intermit to tell.
Somcllines the engine Is an old "lunk
er" thai looks us If ll mi. hi have served
as bailout I'or Noah's iirli. ami ils re-
cilnl of  injuries mii.v  be  Ihc ciinnuou
place relation of a pig on the track nml
n humping liver lies In the damage ol
frame and rivets. Again, ll iiuiy lie tin
shapeless remains nf what once pulled
the lincsi vest Untied express nn Un
road, and lis story may be mutely, bill
not the less graphically, told mi l In
footboard by the slain Hint wax out*
the blood of the brave engineer or fireman,
"Few engines as well as few engineers serve very long on ihe road without going through un accident." said a
man who has Worked bis way through
various positions to one of the most responsible posts iu I he great shop. "Some
of the engines conic iu here as wrecks
any number of times. 1 guess there is
no fabrication about the stories one
hears of hoodooed engines. Tliere are
few ou every road. They cause more
losses of pay and position among tile
engineers than all ihe rest of the rolling stock, Including hand cars. They
seem Infested with evil spirits. They
will start backward or forward wlu-n
there is nobody uear the III nil lie, or so
1 have beard reputable engineers sNvenr
with tears In their eyes. .Of course,
the company doesn't believe It, and the
engineer If he has not already lost an
arm or n Jog, loses a few weeks' pay or
his position iu consequence of something which he could nol help. These
hoodoo engines cul strange capers
when they break loose. If they can't
manage lo knock the underpinning nut
from a viaduct or bridge they will I urn
three or four somersaults into a creek.
Instead of smashing things hi an ordinary way. They generally damage
themselves very little, and we have to
keep patching them up and sending
them out time nnd lime again. If they
would only destroy themselves nil Ihe
engineers would be glad.
"Other engines only conic In Ihc shop
once, but then ihey come lo slay. 1 re
member one engine that had gone a remarkably long time without a sniasbup
of any kind. It was run by nne of the
oldest engineers un the road. He was
about 118 years old and had spent most
of his life as an engineer, yet be bad
never been In a wreck. One day. Just
before be pulled out, be sold to tbe
boys that it would be his Inst run, as
he wns going to retire from the road
the next day and spend tbe remainder
of bis life in pence nnd comfort, lie
spoke truly In part, for it was his last
run. He was gnlng fifty miles an hour
when he niel a freight cnmlnR head-un.
The engineer was Instantly killed and
tliere was not much more than enough
nf I hat engine left to make a good-sized
fish sinker. Il wns the first accident
nnd the last run for both the engine
and its driver."-Chicago Tlmes-ller
aid.
TRAVELERS'GUIDE
Summary of Railway-Steamer Time
Cards from Kaslo.
FOB       WHITKWATKR, SANDON,
Cody, etc., Kaslo & Slocan Hallway trains
leave Kaaio daily at 8 a. rn.; returning,
arrive al Kaslo 3:60 p. m.
FOB THREE l'XJRKS, NEW DBNVEU.
Hosebcry and Nakusp, take K. & 9. Ry.
freiii Kaslo lo Bandon. and thence Nakusp & Blocan Railway, leaving Sandon
ilaily at 7:45 a. m.; returning-, arrive da.ly
at Sainton at 4:r>f, p,   m,
FOR BBv\?n_BTOKB. VANCOUVER,
Victoria and other main line polnis on
('. I'. H.. boat from Nakusp to Arrowhead, cars to Revelstoke, thence connect with east and west bound trains.
FOB SILVERTON. SLOCAN CITY,
etc., take Steamer Slociin on Slocan lake.
Connoting with Nakusp A Slocan Ry, at
Hosebcry.
FOR NORTHPORT, SPOKANE, ROSS-
land and Grand forks, take the Steamer
International from Kaslo dally ut 5:47i a.
in., except Sunday, making connections ut
H'lvo Mile Point, near Nelson, with Nel-
���niii & Fort Sheppard Ry., then to North-
port. From Northport to Spokane continue the railway, known south of
Northport as the Spokane Falls & Northern,   arriving   at   Spokane  at   6:40  p.   ni.
For Rossland change at Noithpurt io
ihe I'.cd Mountain Ry., arriving ai Boss-
land St 3:40 p. m. Or, Rossland may l.i;
reached from Nelson via Columbia &
Kootenay Ry. lo Kobaon, thence by river
Steamer to Trail, ihence by Columbia &
Western Ry. to Rossland. Or, Rossland
may be reached via Nakusp and Trail by
dully steamers down the Arrow lakes and
Columbia river.
For iir.nn! Korks and Boundary Creek
points, take S. B\ * N. Ry. from North-
port to Boseburg or Marcus, thence by
stage across  reservation.
FOR AINSWORTH, PII/OT BAY. NEI.-
��on. etc., J. N. & T. Co.'s Steamer International leaves Kaslo dally, except Sunday, at V4i a. in.: returning, leaves Nelson
at i p. ni.. arriving at Kaslo about 8:30 p.
m.
C. P. R. Co.'s Steamer Kokanee leaves
KaHlo daily, except Sunday, at 7:30 a. m.,
arriving at Nelson at 11 a. m j returning,
leaves Nelson at 4 p. in., arriving at Kaslo at 7:30 p.  m.
FOR FORT STEELE, WARDNER, etc.,
during navigation season the I. N. & T.
Co.'s steamer Alberta leaves Knslo
Fridays at 9 p. m. for Bonner's
Ferry. Idaho, thence by Oreat Northern
Ry. to Jennings, Mont., thence by river
during navigation season. Or take steamer from Ooiden, on C. P. R. main line,
Tuesdays and Fridays at 4 a. m., up the
Columbia and down the Kootenay river.
Baptist CHOB0H--Services will beheld in the
school house every Uird's day. Morning
services, 11 o'clock: Sunday school nnd pas
tor's llible class immediately alter morning
service; evening services, 7:30. All are cor
ilially invited to attend.
Kev. 11. ('. Newcombx, Pastor.
CATHOLIC CHURCH���Corner C, avenue nml mh
St. No regular pastor at present. Occasional
services ily special announcement.
FRATERNAL ORGANIZATIONS.
Masons���Kaslo lodge No. 25, A. I'. ��nd A. M.,
meets first Monday In every month at Ms-
BOnlo hall over (Ireen Bros.' store. Visiting
brothers cordially Invited to attend.
Hamilton BTBB8, W. M.
E. K. CiiirMAN. Secretary.
Masonic CHAPTER���Kootenay Chapter,K. A. M.
dotdfl regular Convocations nn the second
Tuesday ol each month ln Masonic Hall,
Knslo. Visiting companions arei ordially Invited. E. _!��� CIIIPMAN, SS.
(Has. Tiumiui i��� Scrllie E.
Maccabf.es���Slocan Tent No. s, Knights of th*
Maccabees, meets second and last Thursdays
of each mouth at Livingston's hall, Kaslo.
Visiting Knights cordlallv invited.
Mohe Holland, W, A. Davim,
Keeper ul liecords. Commander.
KOBRBTEBS.���Court Kaslo No. 3387, Independent
Order of Foresters. Meets 2d and 4th Fridays
ol each month in Livingstone's Hall. Visiting lirelhspii s-e cordially Invited.
Norman .McI.NTig.i, W. B. Stiutiikrn,
Recording .--ev.eiary. Chlel Hanger.
PIIOI 1XSIONAI.     CARDS.
r_R. J. F. B. ROGERS,
Physician and Surgeon.
Graduate Trinity University, Toronto, Ont.,
Member of College of Physicians and Surgeon*.
Licentiate nf-the IS. C Council. Late ot New
York Hospitals and Polyclinic. Hartin build
ing, Kaaio, It. c.
yy j. twiss,
Mining, Real Estate Broker.
Insurance and Oeneral Commlssloa
Agent,
Front Street, - Kails, B. C.
D
R.IA   S. MARSHALL,
TA1II.K OF DISTANCB*.
Dentist. l
Graduate of American College. Chicago.
Kaslo, B. C.
���v-rc   Kaaio   to   flarronndlav    Kss.l      VAV    J.H.HOLMES,
��� �����-��� Paint*. VV .
��� ��--��� Point*
WBBT (III NORTH. KAST  OK   SOUTH.
Miles. | Milts.
Whitewater ....
!i>_r l.HKS  ......
KoQulgan	
si.ml.,ii (I hours)
Cody   Jl
Thrse Pwks   JJ
N��w l>nv<ir   M
Hose 1*1*7
silverton
17 Ainsworth   II
:o:Pllot Hay   m
B Balfour   ii
S Sanca   It
Nelson (4 hours) 41
Tmlr .....    tto
Ilnbson  70
  41 Trail   M
48 Northport (7 lirs)....10J
1 Kloean City    ����� Rossland (10 hours)..110
'Nakusp to Boswburg   IS!
| Halcyon Hot Spr'gs. xr. Marcus  im
Arrnwheaii  lor.kln.nil Forks    180
: l-aui-k  10�� Clresnwooe  ist
| Thompsons l.miiliiis;.iri.Aiiiii'iiiiilii   IIS
Trout   l.i.ko Clly I-i lloiimlsi,'    100
Ferguson  i;so
[ Revelstokt en hie)..IN
I Vernon  12!
I Penticton   ISS
! KiunliHips    281
: Asheroft   -ion
i I.ytton  Hit".
1 Yale  401
i "-Jew   Westminster...SOS
Vancouver   (61   hrs)��.r,12 Fort Steele1' .
; Victoria   (65   hrs)'... .:M Cranbrook
Seattle its hours).
.NO
Midway    M4
Spokane  III!  hours)..SSI
Cunt   Klver   U
Henllngton    I Ily ken. 77
Port Hill  t��
Lucas   IM
Itomiers Fern' 113 h)140
Jennings, Mont Mt
Wardner. II. C. ���>....IM
40(1
.41!
Tacoma (30 nouns) . ..e.0
Portland 148 Sours)..��83
���Via  C.   P.   R.
Golden    NO
Windermere'     Nil
nanlT   tU
���Viu   trail   about   l-S
above distance*.
Provincial Land Surveyor
and Civil Engineer.
P. O. Ilox .IS, - ��� Kaslo, B. O.
p    W. GROVES,
Civil and Mining Engineer.
Provincial Land Surveyor.
Underground Surveys. Surface and,
Aerial Tramways, Mineral Claim* .surveyed and reported upon.   Kaaio, B. C.
K. C. tlarable, M. Inst. C. B, M. Can. Hoc. C. K.
(Kate Kos. Kug. Hep. ol I'ub. Wkt. ol Canada
In B. c.) Nelson, B. (J.
Krancla.1. O'Reilly, Assoc. M. Inst. C. E., P. I..
H. lor II. C. 14 Columbia ave. eust Kossland.
GAMBLE & O'REILLY,
IItII    Knrttneer*,    Pro-.s_et.al     I>auas_
Surveyor*,  Acriiaatanla an*
General Agent*.
HIIMI.ANI)  AND   IKIJtoa.
Rosen-ell   Itm-heater  la  I) I.
New York, Nov. 29.���Roscwell Hnrt
Rochester, treasurer of the Western Union Telegraph Oompuny, died suddenly nt
his home in Englewood. X. ,T., Saturility
ni��lit. ujjpd 4(1. He hm! returned from
his office In ihllie in the Western Union
l)tiildin�� in good limit It and wns reading
in his library when stricken. He died
within a short time.
story or a Mocking Blril.
A correspondent of the Indiana Farmer (fives nn Interesting account of the
career o( a mocking bird Ci'cf'j which
he domesticated.
While 1'et endured her master, she
hated mankind, and despised birds In
general, [especially did sin- despise
poorly dressed men.
A number of laboring men passed
the bouse every night, going home
from work. Pet would station herself
In a tree until they were only a few
feet away. Then she would fly to the
sidewalk and run lowartl them, using
the worst mocking-bird language possible: and If they attempted to catch
her she would dart through a convenient hole In tlie fence.
Tliere was a young man lu Ihe house
guilty of a love for whistling. Tet
would begin tn squall as soon as she
s.iw blm approaching the house.
Once sin- defended her mistress from
n nil that lied from her outstretched
wing? and sharp beak.
On cool and damp weather she came
Into the bouse. Some!linos In pleasant
weather she roosted In one of Ihe big
trees.
There were fl greal many birds -at
the house, and a curious catbird used
to coine dally to investigate the state
of affairs and to steal anything he
could coiivciilenlly pull out of the
cages. He tried to make friends with
Pet, and would bring such choice dainties nl fat spiders and earth worms.
1'et accepted the offerings, I hough she
would not lake them from his beak.
He had to lay I hem down and atop
away, when she would gobble them up.
But after treating her ln the kindest
manner for a couple of seasons, he
gave up the courtship.
Tlie third year she lost her bearings,
nnd was compelled to stay In the cold
all night. A hoy found ber In the
morning, but he did not know what to
do for her sore throat and she soon
died..
OFFICIAL DIRECTORY.
DOMINION.
cu.cinor Ueneral Karl nl Aberdeen
Premier ! Sir Wilfred Laurier
Member of the House of Commons, Dominion
Parliament, for West Kootenay	
   Hewitt Bostock
PROVINCIAL.
Ment-l>o-eriior Hon. T. K. Mclnnes
Premier Hon. J. H. Turner
Attorney-oeneral  Hon.  I). M  Kberts
Com. of Lands and Works.. Hon. (I. B. Martin
Minister ol Mines and Kdncation	
 Hon. Jas. Baker
Provincial M ineraloglst Wm. A. Carl vie
Members of Legislative Assembly for West
Kootenav	
NorthKlding      J. M   Kellle
Soulh Killing J. K. Hume
KASLO OFFICIAL IUKKCTORY.
Mayor Robert K. (Ireen
Aldermen���A. T. ilarlaiui, A. W. li leuoiigb,
.1.1). Moore, (1. O. Buchanan. II  A. Cameron.
City Clerk t K. K. Chlpman
Police Magistrate .1. B. MeKllltgan
City Marshal M. V. Adams
Assistant W. A. Milne
City Solicitor C. W. McAnn
Auditor CD, Mi'Kensie
Treasurer .1. B. McKilligan
Assessor 8. P. Tuck
, Water Commissioner H. A. Cockle
i Health Officer       Dr. .1. P. B. Rogers
I    City council meets every Thursday evening
i at the city hall,  4th street, belween Front st
and A avenue.
VOLUNTKER KIRK DKPAHTMF.NT.
1 chief !  Hugh P. Fletcher
j First Deputy Chief    (ioorge Held
, Second Deputy Chlel  John I). Keenan
Third Deputy Chief John Ftsk
Secretary Archie Morris
Treasurer (Iin Adams
DISTRICT DIRECTORY.
Mining Recorder and Assessor-Tat Col lector
 John Keen
Collector of Customs J. F. Mcintosh
School Trustees-August Carney, J. D. Moore,
(j.O. I ... .isiiatt.    Principal    Prof. .las. Illsliip
KASLO POBTOFF1CK.
ueneral delivery open dally (Sundaes ei
cepted) Irom H a. m. until 7 p. m. Lobby open
from 7 a. m. to 9:80 p. in.
Mails for despatch closed as follow*: For
all parts of the world every evening except
Saturday and Sunday, at 9. p. m.
Malls arrive from United State* and lake
points dally except Sunday, at 9:80 p. m.
From ('. p. R. points and Slocan points, arrive dally except Sunday, at 4:00 p. m.
Registration office ojien... .8:80 a. in., fl:80p. m.
Money order office and Poitoffire Savings Hank
open 9 a.m. to  ftp. ni.
8. H. OKKKN. Postmaster.
ISATE A. KELLIHER,
Stenographer.
Ollice with Henry Croft   -   Kaslo, B. C.
QEOROE E. MARTIN.
Notary Fubttx,
Arbitrator, Assignee
Conveyancing, Etc
Over Lamont & Young's Book .Store,
KASLO, B C
Q   W. ORIMMETT,
.lewder aud Optician.
Reco Avenue, Sandon. B. 0.
ONLY OPTICIAN IN KOOTKNAT,
KYK8 TESTED FREK.
If a train were run nt the rate of 30
miles an hour, dny and ninhf, without a
stop, it would require 350 y��irs to make
the journey from the earth to the sun.
I.oiiK Term Convicts.
HHgliteen convicts In the Missouri
licnltcutiury are serving life seiilenrea.
Nineteen have QO-year sentences Im aging over I hem and fourteen are serviujr
lio-yeai' sentences.
WhaleH 40U Yearn Old.
The Greenland whale, It Is estimated,
.ouict lines n I In Ins the age of 400 year*'
CHURCH DIRECTORY.
MltTHOllIST church���t'or. C. and 6th St. Ill-
vine services evory Sunday at 11 n. rn. and
7:80 p.m. Sunday school at 2:80. M rangers
always welcome.
0. Al'l.T Pkoccnikk, M. A , Pastor.
I'RWBYTKniiM ('iiitri'II���Corner 4th street and
II im-it nc. Services every Sunday at 11 a. ni.
and 7:8tl p. ni. Sunday school and Hi We class,
2:30p. in. Prayer meeting Wednesday evening at K o'clock. Free seats; strangers and
others heartily welcome.
Kkv. Jamk. Nairn. Minister.
Church or Knulanii-Southwest corner oi;c
avenue and .'ith street. Services every Sunday at II a. iu. and 7:80 p. tn. All are cordially Invited. Rrv, C. F. Yatss,
Mlssloner ln Charge.
Teamster*, Miners and Everybody!
Should know that
J. B. HENNIGER,
(Successor to (leu. Sutherland)
UKNHIIAI.���
BLACKSMITH
And Wheelwright, can do your work a*
well as ihe best. **i|ulck *��� lh* quick-
eat, and a* In vi ������ th* lowest.
N*it ta l.akr View Hotel   -   Kaslo, IJ. O
FOR THE BEIST
BATHS!
OO TO THE
GrandBarbef Shop*
HALL BROS., KAHLO, B. C.
Qgriicvr Nickel Tubs     Tickets   good
for three liaths, $1.
Stevenson & Becker,
ASSAY.ERSand
CHJEMISTS,
A Ave, tot. 4th uml Mil, KASLO, B. C.
All assay and analytical work carefully done by the latest UhoraUiry methods.
Results guaranteed.
Prices made on application. THE NEW ELDORADO
THE GOLD
AND
FIELDS   OF ALASKA
THE   YUKON.
<;<>.. Kim. iiy.    Cltaato    anil    Kesoiirres
of the   Now   Famous   Itrglou   of  th��
Far North-flreat Extent  of Oroulld
to He  Prospected.
Sprciai correspondence]
Purchased from Itussia in 1867 for
$7,200,000, Alaska was a portion of the
United States for 80 years without attracting tlie attention its resources and
weulth merit. Everywhere apathy and
ignorance preaviled in regard to this
latest territorial acquisition. Suddenly
this wns changed. In a single day the
eyes of the entire world were turned to
Klondike, ami there they remain fixed.
On the 17th of last July the steamer
Portland sailed into port with $800,000
of gold on board, and to the ends of
the earth was telegraphed the story of
the rich placer diggings discovered
along the Klondike and its tributaries.
Then began that rush to the new mines
which has tilled the news columns of
the press with its varied experiences for
four months. Ten thousand men
joined in it. Some are now at the
mines; others are scattered all along
the trails from the coast to the Klondike; still others are at Juneau, Dyea
and Skaguay, awaiting a more favorable time for the journey, while not a
few have returned to civilization, satisfied with their experience or to make
a fresh start under better circumstances. Great and exciting as was
this first rush, it was but the advance
ripple of the great wave of gold bunt-
en that will roll iu upon the Alaskan
coast the coming spring. Probably not
less than 50,000 men will start for tbe
Yukon next year, and possibly four
times this number may go. Por this
reason a clear anil succinct description
of Alaska and its resources, with a
brief review of its routes ot travel must
be of interest even to those who have
no intention of seeking the northern
wilderness.
fn the first place, it mnst be understood that the Yukon river flows partly
through Canada and partly through the
United States, nnd that the Klondike
region is ou the Canadian side of the
boundary line, though good placers, pos-
sibl as good us those of the Klondike,
exist on the American side of thc line.
Beginning at the Arctic ocean, the
boundary lino runs due south along the
141st meridian as far as Mt. St. Elias,
10 marine leagues from the Pacific,
whence it follows the coast line, preserving a distance of 10 murine leagues
from it, in a southeasterly direction to
the latitude of 64 degrees and 40 minutes, which becomes the southern limit.
All east of that line belongs to Canada, part being in the Northwest Territory and part in the province of British Columbia, the dividiug line run
ning east and west across both lakes
Bennett and Teslin. The present gold
discoveries are nil north of the British
Columbia line, but no one can tell
what may be revealed in the future.
That portion west of the boundary
line and belonging to the United States
constitutes Alaska proper, and contains
a total area of 617,703 square miles, of
which 87,596 square miles consist of
islands along the coast. It is only on
these islands and a narrow strip of the
adjacent mainland that settlements
have been made and industries developed,except the gradual development
of gold placers along the Yukon, ending
with the recent startling discoveries.
The towns of Alaska consist of but half
a dozen of any prominence, besides the
new places on the Yukon. They are
Sitka, tho capital, Juneau, Wrangel,
New Metlakahtla, Kodiak and Dutch
Harbor. Sitka is ou Duration0 island,
off the.southeast coast, nnd has a popit-
-. Jfltion of anout 500. Juneau is on the
mainland, about 100 miles further
north. It is tbe chief commercial city
and during the winter season its population exceeds 3,000. New MetlakahtIn
is a mission and trading point near the
southern extremity, and Wrangel is a
trading point on thc coast at the mouth
of Stickccn river. Kodiak is on the
island of the same name south of the
Alaskan peninsula, and is the seat of
the salmon packing industry. Dutch
Harbor is on the island of Unalaska. one
of the Aleutian group, where vessels
pass from the Pacific into Behring sea.
Alaska is a region of mountains,
there being no great valleys nor plains.
Along the coast a high range of mountains rises almost abruptly trom the
water's edge, deeply indented with long
arms of the sea. These present a series
of Alpine peaks of the most picturesque
description, tbe highest being the Fair-
weather alpe, exceeding 15,000 feet,
St. Elias and Logan exceeding 18,000
feet, and Wrangel, further to the northwest, said to be still higher. Down
the canyons of these coast mountains
many tremendous living glaciers flow
steadily ta the ocean, filling the bays
and inlets with great masses of floating
ice. Beyond this coast range the mountains aie lower, but almost continuous
as far north as the Arctic, and as far
eaat ai the great plains of Mackenzie
river region., Yet there are mauv fine
mountain valleys, with occasional
stretches of rolling table land, In sum
mer  time  brillife.it  with  a  carpet of
: grass, mosses and flowers.
The coast mountains divide the cli-
I mate   of   Alaska   into    two    distinct
I classes.    A branch of the warm Japan
| current skirts the coast, its  influence
modifying the climate  of  the  islands
| and adjacent mainland.    The average
1 temperature for July  nt  Sitka   is  but
j 55 degrees, while the mean winter temperature is as high as 33 degrees.   This
' is the   most   equable climate  in  the
United States.    The same  causes  produce copious rains or continuous drizzles, there being but un average of 66
clear days in a  year.    Across the summit of tlie coast  range   conditions are
very different.     The  rains are cut off
by   the    high    mountains,    and    the
warm ocean air is not felt.    Prom November to April the mean temperature
remains continuously below the freezing
point, often remaining for  weeks  at a
time below zero and occasionally going
as low as 60 or 70 degrees below zero.
It snows about ono-third of the time in
winter, but  the snow does not become
excessively deep, though frequently the
Btorins are very severe.
Tim mean temperature of the interior
during the suminer months is 60 to 70
degrees, there being many very warm
days. The Yukon region, being so far
north, has the long summer days and
long winter nights of that latitude,
though, being south of the Arctic circle, it jnet misses the continuous day
and continuous night of the Arctic
summer and winter.
Aside from gold, the chief resources
of Alaska are timber, fish and fur-bearing animals, including the famous fur
seals which are giving the United
States, Great Britain, Russia and Japan so much trouble. Salmon are
plentiful in all the streams of the
islands and mainland, and millions are
annually packed for market. Halibut
and cod, burring and smelt, or oola-
chon, abound nnd have become of great
commercial importance. The seal and
sea otter in tho water, and the fox,
bear, lynx, otter, beaver, etc., on land,
contribute thousands of their skins annually to the world's fur supply. The
fur trade is handled by the Alaska
Commercial Company anil the Northwest Trading and Transportation Company, both of which havo headquarters
on St. Michaels island, near the mouth
of the Yukon, while the Hudson's Bay
Company operates on thc Canudian
side of the line.
Goal and coal oil have both been
discovered and may be of future value.
The timber nt* the (toast and islands
grows very large, owing to the humid
atmosphere. It is chiefly cedar, spruce
and hemlock. It has been little used
thus far, though several small mills
have cut it for local purposes. The
timber of the interior is much smaller,
and is found only along the lakes and
water courses. It is chiefly spruce,
alder, Cottonwood and willow. Several
small mills have Veen taken in for cutting this timber. Agriculture is as
yet an experiment, but little having
h'en attempted. Conditions on the
islands are favorable for grass and such
vegetables and cereals as mature quickly. Even along the Yukon region
summer vegetables may be grown and
possibly wheat. A few years will show
what can be done in agriculture and
stock raising.
The great interest in Alaska at the
present time centers in the Yukon
placers on both sides of the boundary
line. Prospecting on the Yukon began
in 1881. In the fall of 1883 the
first gold was brought to Juneau from
the interior. The next year 800 men
crossed the mountains and the number
of miners steadily increased each year.
The first work was on Stewart river and
then Big Salmon, both in Canada. In
1886 the Forty-Mile creek placers, also
in Canada, were discovered, and the
next year the famous Franklin gulch,
on the same stream. In 1893 the Miller
oreek diggings wore found, also a tributary of Forty-Mile, and on (he Canadian side uf the line. The next year
there was a large influx of miners, fully
300 working in the Forty-Mile district.
In 1803 tho first important discoveries on the American side of thc line
were made on Birch creek, and the
town of Circle City, now having 500 log
houses, was started on the Yukon as a
supply point. Thc next year over
$400,000 were taken out along Birch
creek and Forty-Mile. In 1895 Eagle
and Porcupine creeks began to produce
in the Birch creek district. The total
output of that year exceeded $700,000.
In August, 1896, it was reported at
Forty-Mile and Circle City that wonderfully rich placers had been discovered on the Klondike, a small tributary
ol the Yukon entering that river about
50 miles southeast of the international
boundary and on Canadian territory.
There was a great rush to the new diggings, the older ones being nearly deserted. In a few days $1,000 were
taken ont on Bonanza oreek, a tributary
of the Klondike. By January 1, 1897,
400 claims had been located on Bonanza
and Eldorado creeks, and 200 on Hunker
oreek, and later many others en Bear,
Gold Bottom and Too-Muoh-Gold oreeks
and their tributaries. Fully $1,400,-
000 were taken from the Yukon placers
in 1896.
It was not so much the amount of
gold brought out by the first steamer to
come down last - summer, aa the newa
that this was the result ot but a little
work in a few claims only, and that
thero would have been many time* aa
much bad th* hnndreds of other claims
been worked in time to send the gold
ont, which caused the exoitement  The
method of working these mines is to
sink a shaft into the frozen ground in
winter, taking out the rich gravel near
bed-rock aud piling it up to be washed
out when the water runs in summer
time: For this reason the gold washed
out last summer conld not be sent
away, and will not bo brought down
until next July, when it is expected
that several millions of dollars will
come out as the result of the first year's
work along the Klondike. The commercial point for the Klondike district
is the new town of Dawson City, situated on the Yukon just below the
mouth of the Klondike and reached by
river steamers.
The Yukon gold fields extend for a
thousand miles along the stream, with
n width of 500 miles. In this vast area
there are hundreds of streams and
gulches, offering ample room for the
thousands of gold seekerB to prospect for
new diggings. The new discoveries reported this year are on Dominion creek
and on the tributaries of the Stewart
river, on the Canadian side, nnd on
Munnook creek and its tributaries on
the Alaska side, near the month of the
latter the new town of Rampart City
having sprung up.
Not all of the thousands who go to
Alaska next year will seek fortune on
the Yukon. Some will go further
north to the streams flowing into Kotz-
bne sound,where discoveries are reported. Others will go to Copper river,
flowing south into Prince William
sound and heading in the same region
as the Munnook and Birch oreeks, and
still others will prospect along the
streams falling into Cook's inlet, where
rich planers have been worked for several years. The region where prospecting will be done is as large as the entire Pacific coast west of the Rocky
mountains, and should many new discoveries be made a population of half a
million people may be expected in a
few years
NEWS    IN    BRIEF.
LOST MINE IN ARIZONA.
A Farmington, Me., man 93 years
old took a friend 84 years old out riding tho other day behind a horse 84
years old.
It is said that were it not for our
atmosphere, the oceans would become
boiling hot from tho rays of the sun in
the course of a year's time.
In a ra'lway collision in North Carolina, n four-year-old child at an open
car window wns thrown out of the window by the shock and escaped   injury.
Experiments have proved that if fish
get beyond a certain depth in the sea
they die from the pressure of the
water, which they are unable to support.
Ten judges of the English supreme
court continue on the bench, though
they have passed the period at which
they are by law entitled to retire on a
pensions
In a total population of a little over
8,000,000, Switzerland now has over
1,000,000 depositors in savings banks,
with an average for each family of
$376 In cash deposits.
A whale recently captured in Arctic
waters was found to have imbedded in
its side a harpoon belonging to a whaling vessel that had been out of service
nearly half a century.
The flag carried by Cortex, the Spanish conqueror of Mexico, nearly 400
years ago, was until recently preserved
at a little church in the capital of the
state of Tluxcala.
Fivo ordinary men can hold a lion
to the ground, but it takes nine of the
same kind of human beings to hold a
tiger. One man can hold a horse by
the head so he cannot rise.
Nevada is the most sparsely settled
state in America. There are nenrlv
two and a half square miles to each inhabitant; next comes Idaho, with one
inhabitant to each square mile.
A Freneh man politely passed toothpicks to u Turk at a Im liquet in Paris,
who declined, saying: "No; thank
you I I have already eaten two of the
accursed things, and I want no more!"
Kaiser Wilhelm's IIiiMsiun Bui-hoi
hound travels in a third-class railroad
carriage with an attendant, ten tickets
being bought for him, us ho will not go
in a bagguge cur, and objects to strangers.
Professor Palazzi has made experiments which show that smoke kills the
microbes of various diseases in one to
four liours, and he therefore recommends it as a disinfectant superior to
The hand of Jim Stevenson, a Lexington, Ky., colored man, it said to
measure 11 inohes from ti-e wrist to the
tip of tbe middle finger. The thumb
nail is described an of tho sise of half a
dollar.
Godalming, Surrey, England, has a
remarkable cat, which after being
taken to Leeds by railroad, returned to
its former home on foot, taking six
weeks to make the journey of over 800
miles.
The emblem of the French empire
waa a golden bee, chosen for the reason
that mora than 100 of those buy little
creature* were found in tbe tomb of
Childeric, king of the Franks, when it
was opened ia 1653.
Mrs. Felix B. Brunot of Pittsburg,
haa informed the board of foreign missions of the Episcopal church that she
will build nnd endow a hospital for
leper* in any part of China the board
may select, the hospital to be under
the direction of the miiaion board.
Rich Property, Guarded by Crumbling
Breast works.
Tbe story of tbe discovery of an old,
forgotten mine in an unfrequented locality In the foothills of the Pinal
mountains, embellished with romantic
details such as usually accompany
legends of lost mines, created a lively
Interest about thc public resorts In
Globe.
L. S. Goble, R. Quarrels and H. S.
McClelland, on August 17, while prospecting in the foothills eight or nine
miles south of Globe and three and u
half miles to the left of the toll road,
discovered an old shaft, and near by on
the hill above the ruins of breastworks,
which had evidently been erected for
defense against Indians. The evidences
of great age observable In the decayed
shaft, almost filled with debris, and the
crumbling breastworks, excited the
party's curiosity, and they stopped to
investigate. The old shaft was found
to have been sunk on a well-defined
ledge, from which they took promising
specimens of ore which tested well In
copper and gold.
Owing to the unsafe condition of the
old shaft, after having removed two or
three feet of the debris, they abandoned It, nnd having made their locations, they started a new Incline shaft
below the old works. From the surface down they hnd a twelve to fourteen inch streak of sulphuret ore running from 15 to 50 per cent. In copper
and well In gold, one assny giving $42
per ton. The incline is now down fifteen feet and the ore has widened to
three feet.
A well-preserved skeleton, with a bullet hole through the skull, or bearing
other evidence of foul play, Is atloslr-
nble, if not an essential exhibit of every such discovery, and as this was
lacking, Mr. Goble Industriously set
about to supply the deficiency, although In justice to our Informant, he
says it was the hope of uncovering
treasure more than to make so grow-
some a find, which prompted him to explore a mound of stones lodged in a
crevice In the rocks near the breastworks. After removing nbout three
feet of rock and leaves Goble struck hfs
pick Into what proved to he the eye-
socket of a human skull, which caused
hlm to momentarily shrink with horror,
but summoning up courage he proceeded with the work, and soon uncovered
a complete skeleton of u man. Near
the right band lay a dagger eaten with
rust, a large chunk of quartz seamed
with coarse gold, and a handsome
specimen of onyx. What was the fate
of the human being whose bones had
been thus rudely disturbed? Had he
beeu murdered by the Implacable foe of
the white mnn, the blood-thirsty
Apache, or had he peacefully laid down
life's burden nnd been tenderly committed to the grave by friendly bands?
There Is none to answer, and the mystery must remain unsolved.���Globe, A.
T., Silver Belt.
IHOTKI.B   AND   XKSTAUKANTS.
Central Hotel.
It Is estimated that to about 2,500,000
persons in this country electricity contributes a means of livelihood.
A central station In Berlin, Germany,
Is distributing electric power to 1,700
motors, aggregating 0,110 horse power.
The long-distance telephonic transmission now commercially carried ou
between St. Louis and Boston, a distance of 1,400 miles, is the longest telephonic service In the world.
The magnitude of the street railway
mall service is shown by the fact that
this year a full $850,000 has been appropriated for electric and cable mull
service.
The capital value of the power developed by the Niagara Falls Is equal
to (1,000,000, nml a large part of thi.-,
perpetual capital is tuiug made available by electric power.
The Postmaster General of Paris
has. according to recent advices, prepared a bill for the gradual adoption
of motor cars aud omnibuses by the
postotfice for the use of curriers In the
delivery of the mall.
The locomotives of the Wilmington
nnd Northern Kallroad that are fitted
with electric headlights have also been
equipped with electric lamps, operated
fnnn the dynamo circuits, for the Illumination of the cab gauges.
Berlin ts to have a combination electric street railway, part of the system
bei iv an elevated road operated ou the
trolley system and the other portion
un underground system, the cars running tn tunnels. Electric power will
also be used here.
About two yeurs ago the Cincinnati
Street Railway Company laid some
steel ties experimentally, but nothing
has been heard of steel ties for a long
time. Reoent examination of these
ties show such good results that the
company will now lay a considerablr
number of them.
Front St. Kanlo
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New   Building and   Newly   Furnished
Throughout.
BEST ROOHS IN THE CITY.
A First-Class Bur in Connection.
OTTO * REIITEK.
��9>%Mrw%<*
ADAMS HOUSE,
Kaslo, ii. C.
...Rates $1.00 and Upwards...
ADAMS BROS., Proprietors.
Sole agents for Pabst Beer, Milwaukee,
Wis.
LA.KE VIEW
Hotel and
Restaurant,
By JOHNSON & PETERSON.
Good rooms and good living.    Restaurant in charge of Oscar Monson.
Front Street,
KASLO, B. O.
Columbia  Hotel,
J. P. BEELER, Prop.
Clean and Comfortable Rooms.
Best Bar in Kaslo.
A well conducted
IflESTAURANT
In connection, managed
by JAMES EGARj*j*
Front Street,
KASU).
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HOTEL
AINSWORTH, B. C.
A Jockey's Epitaph.
Graven upon tbe tombstone   of   ���
Jockey wbo has Just been burled ln a
New Zealand cemetery are the simple
word*. "Be has passed the po*�� ���
Finely Furnished Throughout; Dining Room
Service Unexcelled; Bar Stocked With
Choice Uqnora and Cigars.
The Revere, *�� <��
J. M. BLAIKIE, Prop.
Finely furnished rooms, hard finish,
everything new, electric lights.
A avenue, Kaslo, B. C.       P. 0" box 44.
Telephone No. 3.
MINERS' EXCHANGE HOTEL,
THHKi: FORKS, B. C.
E. C. Weavkk,    -    Proprietor.
Clean, homelike and comfortable. Barber
-ho,> in connection. Free Kdison Phonograph
concert every evening.
YMIR,   B. C.
New Imildtng urn! newly furnished throughout. Kept rooms in the city. Tlrst eluas bur In
connection.
MILLER & M'LOUD,
... Proprietors.
J. 6. FERGUSON AND C, F, CALDWELL,
Mining
and Real Estate
Agents.
Correspondence solicited.
Address, KASLO, It. C.
HAVE YOU BEEN THERE?
.j�� WHERE? j��
Why to this Sloean Beer Hall, where yoa
can get fresh draft heer hy the schooner
or quart.
PETERSON & LOF8TKDT,
A Avenue. .... Kiwlo, B. O
To   the   l,adle*.
Send ten earns to Womankind, Springfield.
Ohio, U. 8. A., and receive Womankind, a
handsome home magastne for three months and
a free copy of the Womankind Cook Book. Tou
will be pleased with both the paper and book.
SSS..IS..I _ BRITBIIJLfBH NEWSX
Published Every i-'uiuay At
Kaslo, 11. ('.
Bv Tim News Pub, Co.
Subscription $2.00 Per Annum in Advance���Advertising Elates Mado
Known on Application.
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PATRONISE HOME MERCHANTS
lev will observe by reference in the News' advertising columns
that the mercantile interests of this
city are making :i bid to keep the holiday trai b al home this ; car. This is
as i; should be. It Is to be hoped that
the call .-.i;l be heeded. I' is a disloyal o a community for one to
inn ' li\ Ing ii; il and ts spend his
Ini i .oiii ddei Yot that Is what
many habituallj do, out of a mistaken
Id   .of economy.
This habll with somo   Is   probably a
re. gl ;;'        lie   while   appear-
be a tho ' il in ���. A super-
He ��� inln ��� mtt'. for i'i il in ��� >, fl i
somethini - that may be bought out of
the city and Importe I here with a
sll hi Ing. l-'n. thwith thai reasoning a- arc --thai the saving is on every-
thl   :.    ll ir incorrect.   Two Btores In
Ity ma; ch   all fh! ly undersell
th    - ��� on e few  articles,   while
tin average month's oost of trading al
mn would equal that of trading at the
ni!.::'.   So   it  is   between   stores  at
ho   e and abroad.
i lul the greal flaw   is  disooverod In
I  i    local , 'ide, which   renders
Its p    lessor a clog on   any community
In which he may live.   A   man  who is
Ini Iffi  'in ;i> to whether his patronage
shall  help build up business in his own
tow n. i;   ' i iad freight.    If  lp.rge and
id    tocks  of   - ii '    aro brought
bis i iplte of his efforts
ori acl iuul ol thi n .
iio I bei i  ;   that are the
ark bo ay i ommunii y, thai bear
the bu fcy'   b   : end avo -
���'   ��� i ���    times  a    well  i        id
tiini     tbe       < i- i tinly   deseM -.���    the
��� art! of  the support of thoir
b irlei.    Do youi I
p this 3 oar,   The  oner-
k an   " -, er and more var-
..... i   ha ,i an. id ia ol
help ... m bottor
.   ��� ing you     tone    ighl be ��� ���
man Dlngley, author of the latest republican tariff bill, saying:
"Much as every true friend of American interests may deprecate it, it
may now be regarded as settled that
the congressional campaign of next
year must be fought out on tho lines of
1890. When a state liko Kentucky
turns its back on Carlisle to follow
Bryan, and a state like Nebraska,
which sees before its eyes in every
market the refutation of the Bryan
theory, that silver and wheat are linked together by the Almighty, still persists in bowing down to tlie silver idol,
it is useless for sound money men to
lose sight of the certainty that the 10
to 1 silver fallacy is only scorched not.
burned. Business men may as well
prepare to mako this issue next .year,
when we hope it will be settled forever."
So do we and all other friends of humanity hope thai it will ba settled forever, but it. is just us well to bear in
mind that "It never ".ill Irj settled until it is settled right."
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TREND  TO   BIMETALLISM
I ���.'! j foi bltnel .111 in i   one
;    i  -���    i t'-ii   portion ol
���;: ;      mbla l     t be I he excu a
rn -',   '.        if any 1 led,   (or   I -"���
.   blishfni   of so m tob   of  a   political
ni are fro a   be 'fnlted  St it is.     Thai
iar  will
��� ��� i - I be '-i:i-!.' and
doub b si     ia ��� idy  i he        I
Is wol! on, and ; -. thi  ��� - urd i o! Senator
Toller, In ru  In tbl
ie, ���   ��� - our   ���  . ���     tins ul
ii     o
be iaid to 1 Bed    n the ri
of the camp
Tbal '   ��� ���       met a :
hi ���<  ��� ���   on I ��������� I Tec-
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CIV   | i .   ������
Never hf?l        i I ������  :.
The comparison elsewhere of tho
i- ists and results of mining as between
the Rossland and Slocan camps contains souie interesting food for reflec-
iio!,. concerning tlio values of the
camps for the average man.
Defeated presldental candidate
Bryan continues to be a bigger man
than President McKinley. The single
standard people are terribly vexed thai
he and bimetallism do not go oft and
die together. They are still a most
lively pair.
Who said that tirnos are quiet? TWO
new Slocan dividends declared of $130|��
000 and ovor 1,000 tons of oiv shipped
mcr tho K. iv ;. railway during tho
past week, probably tho largest in tho
history of the road. And yet "there's
more to follow."
Suggestions to Kaslo's new board of
trade are coming right along. Two
rei ently made in the News are worthy
of al tention. One is with reference to
tl a building of four miles of wagon
road to connect with the Woodbury
creek route, and divert its trado entirely this way. Tho other is with refer-
onoe to assisting In the development of
.lip mineral sprlogSj and the
consequent making of Kaslo into a
; ittll :i resort.
Think* Khslo Sfoe
Kaslo will be all right
Tin; Salvation army has
ii",\ n, but not before it v
Slocan City News.
thi
j   winter.
nek  that
needed.���
rniture
I'lincy ItpUolf I er.
OWen & Stevenson, the
dealers are doing a lot of fancy uphol-
teritigf irthe holiday trade. Lounges,
��� ii tools and ottomans thus embellished mako attractive and useful
(Ihristinas presents.
ctiuirrt Ifor Chtlstinas PvesentSs
What is more appropriate than a
nice eary chair, or a fancy rattan rocker for a Christmas pr.sent? Owen &
.-.icvcii! on have ii flue .took of them on
band, and can make you suggestions in
this line that will make your eyes
i Ide.
riiiii^ A ecideili.
rlous   a icldenl   occurred  last
���   iv  to 'John    Carsco: loo,   while
LOCAL BREVITIES.
Lace curtains can be done up nicely
only at the Steam Laundry.
The skating rink is being put in.to
condition for skating and curling.
Sewing machines. The leading
makes sold by R. Strathern The Jeweler.
McPhail the tailor has something
to tell you about Christmas also. See
��� his ad.
For fine portieres and window shades
see Owen & Stevenson, the furniture
dealers.
Oet your woolen goods washed at tho
Steam Laundry. We guarantee not to
shrink them.
The Presbyterian Sunday school will
have a concert aud Christmas tree on
Christmas eve.'
Should a man bo judged by the coat
he wears? That depends on whether
Walker the Tailor furnished it or not.
Make yourself a Christmas present
In advance, of a goo I suit of clothes at
.I.Walker's Tailoring establishment on
Fourth street.
How about thai overcoat? Don't
you need a better ono? Walker the
Tailor can furnish you..
Your soiled suit Or your stained dress
can bo cleaned without damaging the
material, at the steam laundry.
Prospectors, call at J. B. Wilson's
and get your .supplies. You will And
everything needed for prospecting.
The Spokesman-I teview'. information
about the finding of McGiboons body
In the snow-slide is pionounced incorrect.
The Kaslo Dramatic company are
rehearsing tho play "Queen's Evidence" and will present it on the 14th
inst.
A special meeting of the shareholders of the Slocan Surprise Mining Co.,
will be held in this city on Friday,
December 24. ���
Lamont & Young this week expand
Into a larger, advertisement suitable to
tho holiday season. Bead and profit by
what they havo to say.
Revs A. E. Green, grand chief templet' of the Independent Order of Good
Templars, lectured in tho Methodist
church last Monday evening.
Attention is called to tho announcement elsewhere of Mrs. .1. S. Johnson,
dressmaker who has parlors in thc
Butte hotel. Her work is spoken of as
first class.
Among tho Central hotel arrivals
this woek were .las. Sarin of Nelson,
A. li. McDonald of Argenta, .1. Vroom
of St. John's, N, B. and Arthur Vauj.rl.i-
an of Victoria.
The Langham, corner of A avenue
and Fifth street, ia now under the entire control und management of .Miss
F.lenor P. Case, Mrs. S. S. Warner
having retired.
Among the Adam's house arrivals
ihis woek were C. Ewart of Ainsworth,
Ceo. Koran Of Sandon, .las. Barker of
Nelson, Jas. Lawrence of New Denver,
II. Martin of Whitewater and Samuel
Luffman of Pilot Bay.
J. B. Ferguson has accepted the pc-
sition of manager of the Mutual Re-
servo Fund Life Association of New
York. Ho expects to make his headquarters for the winter at Vancouver,
but will retain hlg business connection
here with C. I'. Caldwell, and will be
soon here frequently. C. H. Kvans is
to lake the local agency of tho Hamo
company.
''     ' .. ii -I   .', i  Tbl ���!  stroet  hill
���' called  .,,.���,.<,!���.,. -���,.,   son,,- portion oft!,,-
'���   ���     '������ ���     harness broke and   the team plunged
! '������   '���   People ar |T to �����<"' over tbe side killing �� of the bones,
and poMitWr dtacn   loi   ol   the  -va    bwMM badly bruiting ��n.d sprtrinlng
monetary , . ���   ,.,  thek-^ of Mr> Cwscadden    ankles.
tampaign of the 04 11 l��	
0
Perhep ttbl   baa beon broi fh   ���   ���
partially by the failure ol 1
oai pa ��� ��� to k< ep   il 1 prom! ie�� ab an
bringing hack prosperity,    What lit! 0,
show of it  ha   been made, has beeu
tsMtrporary and largaly dependent upon   i,.    , any
extraneou   circumstances, like Kloi- Christmas may
\ Man Sinitrt Ola 110,
H. Qlegorloh, the well   known   merchant appears in  a new role this wi   k
as may bo seen from   his   latest aalve:-
Dt   In  this  issue.     You will be
suryrlsed after glancing at his lists to
things appropriate for
be   found   at   a  yfoid
dike booms and Indian   fan.i ut.   Th- general marchaudiiettBre like bis.
weekly reports ot the ureatoommercii 1	
agencies ol Dun and Bradstreot are iu - KleetHo Supply Comiiimy.
Cily   Cornell l>rin'i'('ilint-s.
A mong the more important business
transacted ly ihe city counoll last
night was the adoption of tho water
and sanitary ctMniuittoe's.report recOS -
mending that steps bo taken to investigate other sources Of water supply and
report, In ease that the Montezuma
concentrator, expected tu start this
month, should pollute the present supply.
Alderman Buchanan introduced his
by-law regarding the adulteration of
j food which was read ihe first time.
T). W. .Moor..' was askod to act as arbitrator   in   behalf  of the city ro tho
I Bishop suit.
II Adjourned until this evening.
I __	
able to longer disguise the fact, th.'.'
witli everything in favor of tbe gold
standard party  kuaping it-. protnJ    -
except Its false monetary policy   It h&_
ignominously failed.
In a line with the sl/alficanl  1
sion a few we-.'kj a-.'), of th ��� great f
publican orator, ('liuuneey .'-���!��� Depei ,
that, "It Is an Incontrovertabla  tmt 1
that, Bryan and   liituetallis:.]   are ti
dead,"  comes the  Lawiston.   M,alnc,
Evening Journal, organ  of  Congross-
Tho Kootenay Flectrieal Supply
company in tbe Keenan block, above
1 11 ,1 ;;.; Office, on Front street, has an
announcement to make of public In let ���
oil,elsewhere, ihi-j (reek. The new
-'���iv in charge of W. S. Jodei, wll
��� pply customers ol the Bledfi i'i Llgl t
, company with lamps from this point
instead of from   the   Alexander  hca; -
t nuartors as heretofore.
The liavriipurt For Holiday Meals.
Those who desire to bo good to then -
selves during this holiday season will
find the best of opportunities 10 regalo
the inner man at the Davenport cafe on
Kourth street. Messrs. Ross __ Wilsoi ,
always.alive to the comfort of their
patrons, are expected to fairly outdo
tin n.selves 'this month in tho high
elass moals that they serve. Their
restaurant is truly lirstcla^a and would
b. a credit to any city.
GIEGERICH
#���""'- AS
J8ANTACLAU8.
��Who Would Have Thought It?
1
Yet why not make Christmas presents that are both useful and ornamental'/   For Instance we have ^
Embossed Brass Rochester Lamps.
Gentlemen's Neckties and Silk Handkerchiefs.
Finest Silk Lined Castor Gloves.
FJegant Rider Down Quilts.
Soft, White Woolen Blankets.
Russian Tea-Pot Hoods, in Satin, otc.
Besides, for Holiday Fating, there are
Bonod Turkey and Chicken.   Minco meat.
English Plum Pudding with Punch Sauce
Nuts. FiLrsaud French Crystallized Fruits
French Soups and Salad Dressings.
Cheeses���Roquefort, Edam, Brie and McLaren's.
addition to all, our usual staple lines of Groceries andClothin
and or-
1
otc.
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H. Qieaerich
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KASiI^O,
SANOON,
AINSWORTH,
e ^G-0nO:0:B^QQM
'(?���������
MERCHANT,
Is on Deck with Articles  useful  and
ornamental, viz:
Ornamental Lamps.
Crockery and GJassware.
Handsome Dinner Sets,
liar Glassware, Toilet Sets.
In Addition to these.
The usual full line of    *
Staple and Fancy Groc��.4e_..
Hardware, Miners' Supplies,
Men's Furnishing Goods.
John B. Wilson.
FRONT STREET, KASLO, B. C.
See F. E. Archer & Co.,
-FOR-
STOVES, GRANITEWARE, TINWARE, PLUMBING, ETC,
Front Street, Kaslo, British Columbia.
Kootenay Ekcirical'Siijiply Company.
Electrical Construction,
Private Telephone Lines.
Wiring in all its branches.
Electric Light and Power Plants.-
Fixtures, Shades, Bell Coods, Etc,
Headquarters in the Keenan Building, next to I'.O., Front Street. Kaslo, B. C.
LEGAL ADVEBTISEMENTS.
.pERTmCATO OF IMPROVEMENTS NOTIl
I V   l.iii'vMiiii'iiil Clstm.sltuate in theAlnnwot
.Mining liivlslim ul West KootenBy District.
Where looated:   On the wort ila.  ot  Koo
liny lake Joining (he vn.-.^i si.lo Hm
Furnished
CONDUCTED  !!Y
Rooms*
tflSS (.'ASK.
Electric Lights, Hot and Cold Baths,
Steam Beated, Newly Eurnished. Everything Firotelaw. Corner A Avenue
and Fifth Street. Kaslo, B. C.    '
RS. J. S. JOHNSON,
DRESSMAKER,
Read the British Columbia News
Read the News and g-et the news.
First-Class Work .'one.
Butte Bot��l, Fnint Si reel, Katlo, K. ('.
For elewantly furnished rooms, with
or without board, apply ' to Mrs. Mc-
Ken.'.ie at the cottage, n. w. cor. of 3rd
street and A avenue. Fine privalo
dining room attached, with best of
board at reasonable rates.
uie
nil,    lllltl- Jl.lllllii;   Ull"   Ml'.-l   M'lf   Iiil,'  IM
kinic 11 ini I'liiniiili'iit wilh ilii'Tiiiiiu'.
iiiki' iioticc tlmt I, s. P. Tuck, Free Mini
t'.-'tiili'iiV No. 97,88., acting us ng��nl tot it.
Wluaate, Free Miner's Uertiflcstc No, nv.\,
ii'ii'l, si\t\- iln-.-s from Hm date hereof, to :u
to il*- Mining Recorder tor 11 car Uncut, of .
linivi-nii-iil-i, f,.r Uie purpose n( olitni!ii:i;.
I'l-.iun ki'iiiu nt the above cliilin.
Ami further taki? nutlcc tlitd action, i.n.
aoetton 87, tuiiat he opnunenced before the
siiniii-i; of such ci'i'tlflcaii' of improvements.
Dates, this ISth (lay of October, 1811".
/ lERTIFIOATEOPlMPROVEMEKTSKOTICE.
\., King Solomon Mineral claim situate In
the Aiiisu-ortii Mining Division of Wagt Kootenay nistrict.
Where located: Onttowost side uf Koote-
iniy lake in the vlclnitv of Loon lake.
fn lie notice that I. S. !'. Tuck, Free Mini rs
Certificate So. 97,882, acting as agent for Tho
King Solomon Consolidated Mining Company,
(Tree Miner's Certificate So. 97.M-. intend,sixty
days from the date hereof, to apply lo the Min'-
iiig Keeorder for a Certificate of Improvements,
tor the purpose of obtaining a Crown grant 0:'
Ihe ahove eliilm.
And further take notice that action, under
BCCtlob 37, must be eonimeneed before the issuance of such Certificate of Improvements.
IJatcd lh is 21st. day of October, 18D7.
NOTICS.
Notice ls hereby given that sixty 1001 days
after date I will maklng'apnlication to the
Chief Commissioner of Lands, am! Works at
Victoria to purchase Hie following desclitiod
lauds in ine West Kootenay district and Alnt-
v.iirlli mining division: Rpglnnlng at a posl
planted nt de mouth of n'ondnury Creek on
the shore of Lake Kootenay, thence north
eighty lt��!| chains, thence east lorlv H01 clnitns
thence north eighty 1801 chains, thence east to
thcsboreoi Kootenay hike, theme following
ihe shore southward to tho )ioint of commencement, containing *!�� acres more or lei*.
____������*, 3. B. FERGUSON.-
Dated November 15,1897, fXMAS^
We are making a SPECIALTY of
the XMAS TRADE and can supply you
with any kind of present for any kind
of person at any kind of price.
Call and see the LARGEST AND
BEST STOCK OF HOLIDAY GOODS
ever shown in Kaslo.
Call and select your presents and
we will reserve them until Xnias.
1
||LAnONT& YOUNG, Kaslo, B.C.H
mm
FINE CHANCE   TO  BUY J KWKLIIV
a. Sl.iillis-rii of This, City Has n Splendid
Holiday Kisplny.
Nothing is more  appropriate  for a
Christmas present than  an article of
jewelry.    11. St.ratheru  the jeweler, in
a largo advertisement elsewhere ih
this issue calls the attention of the
public to his extensive holiday Bale,
This includes not only the precious
stones in handsome sou inns, hut watches, silverware, cut glass and the Int-
esl conceits in celluloid and plush
goods. Strathern's name should be a
household word in Kaslo and the rest
of the Kootenay, as he has faith enough
in the demands of the trade, to bring
in the largest and best stock of goods
of this description ever seen hore. Bis
prices also an; very reasonable. Be
Invites you to call and seo his stock
whether you buy or not.
I'liiilneiit, Yisdtnvs-
CbarlesHibbard Tupper and J. Peters of Victoria are Kaslo visitors ie-
day. Mr. Tapper i-1 ex-minister ol
justice in the Dominion Cabinet and a
present member of tho Dominion
parliament. He is a son of Sir
Chariot Tupper, Bart, who recently visited Kaslo, but who is
now In England ou a short visit
Mr. Peters is ex-premier of l'rinco Edward's Island. These gentlemen attracted by British Columbia have
formed a law firm and will mako their
headquarters in Victoria. By the absurd rule in our province they are barred from practice until thoy havo attained ii sii month's residence here.
They are1 using their spare time in getting acquainted with the country and
the people as it is certain that their
practice will extend all over the province,   _
Methodist Church Concert.
Last night's concert at tho Methodist
church was asocial and artistic success.
Among the entertaining numbers were
duets for violin and piano by Mrs.
Kane, recitations by Messrs. Neelands,
Hialop and Hall, a piano solo by Miss
Wilson, vocal solos by Mr. Irwin and
Mrs. Robinson, a vocal trio by Messrs.
Fawcett, Irwin and Smith and a vocal
duet by Mrs. Robinson and Mr. Cook.
It was a tine program and gieatly enjoyed. Not the least ploasing feature
was found in the refreshments served
al the close of the program.
Churc>\ of r.nglanil.
Services will be resumed in St.
Mark's church, Kaslo, on Sunday
December l_, on the return ol "cv.
Mr. Yates. It is expected that in the
near future Kaslo and 'Ainsworth will
be cut oil' from the Nelson district and
formed into a separate parish with a
vicar in charge, and that Sandon and
the Slocan lake towns will be formed
into a separate missionary district and
a clergyman stationed at somo centra)
point, probably at New Denver.
Helil's Furniture und I'ndcrtu king Store.
Just received direct from tho manufacturers a carload of .low priced furniture, carpets, etc., suitable for hotels;
also, a full lino of Undertaker's Supplies. Mr. .1. May, who has had considerable experience in Chicago as a
funeral director, will have charge of
this department. J. .1. SEHL,
Kaslo, B. G.
Olllces or Cottages For Kent Or Sale.
Tumor & Brydon, Builders.on Front
8treet,have a good business ohice, hard
finished cottages,or unfurnished rooms,
centrally located,for rent or sale. They
will also build to order, See them at
their ollice iu the News building. F'-ont
St., Kaslo, B. C.
NOBLE FIVK LOAN AUTHOBIZED.
Minority   Slirtrcltoldcrs  Claim   That   the
Is  Irrcgulnr.
An adjourned meeting of the Noble
Five stockholders was held at Cody.
Thanksgiving day to amend tho bylaws itithoring tho loan- of $150,000, to
cancel present Indebtedness of $53,000
and to prosecute further development
work, contrary lo expectations the
amendment carried.
It is stated that tho Dnnsmuir's, Victoria capitalists Btand ready to take the,
debenture.bonds as soon as they can
be executed in legal form. Thoir interests at the m'd ing were Interested
by 11. S. Perry, a Vicloria attorney,
objections were raised by F. A. Wood
manager of the Last Chance mine and
John Keen of this city, to the transaction of any important business.
Thanksgiving day being a legal holiday, and tbe. meeting having been called to order before I:'o'clock. Instead
ii' 1 p. n;.. as adjourned ;���'.
These gentlemen roproa -i' Ing ! !..-
000 shares of stock alsoculled attention
to the fact that no minutes of proviou I
meeting wire on hand, and that the.
company's stock book was in Spokane.
The president, vice-president and secretary, and all of tho directors were
absent, and in responso for their demand for a list of stock represented
either lu person or by proxy, it was
found that no proxies wero on hand,
eae'ii ol' those present having simply a
list of slock which he claimed the authority to represent. Thc proxies held j
bj Wood und Keen had been left with
the secretary at the previous meeting,
on October.30, and could not bo produced when called for. Thoir objection:-, however, were overruled.
Ceo. B. McDonald, assistant secretary, holding a list of 920,000 shares, offered a resolution providing for tho
necessary change in tho by-law* author:.ins.'tho directors to contract tho
proposed indebtedness.
This was opposed by Mr. Wood, who
advocated the borrowing of no greater
amount than tho present indebtedness,
leaving it optional with thc stockholders to decide whether they should
raise an additional amount, instead of
burdening them with a debt of $100,000
lo addition. Mr. Keen supported this
contention and asked that no action be
taken at this time, stating that the officers had never given out any financial
statement, that no notice of annual general meetings had ever been sent to out
side stockholders, and that such busi
noss should nof be transacted io the B">-
sence of all the principal Officers of the
Company, The resolution was thon
passed, after being amended at the
suggestion of the minority stock so as
to limit the amount of bonus issued to
tho sum of $150,000.
A request that Mr. McDonald furnish
a detailed statement of indebtedness
was ruled out of order by Mr. Perry,
who had boen elected to the chair.
A minority motion to borrow $.">,r>,00Q
for two years at 10 per cent was
promptly voted down, as was also Ml".
Keen's motion to defer all action until
the stockholders could be advised as to
the exact condition of the company's
affairs.    ���
It is claimed that the irregularities
referred to, will mako tho action of the
meeting null and void. On the other
hand, the majority claims that all difficulties havo now been overcome, and
that the company's mine, tramway and
concentrator will soon bo in activo op-
oration.
Tn tho meantime Green Bros, of this
city, creditors to the extent of $5,500
are pushing their application for tho
appointment of a liquidator which will
soon bo done,   unless the situation   is
relieved by tho bond purchase.
Christ nun Groceries.
In their new advertisement elsewhere, Green Bros, call attention to
their fine stock of Christmas groceries,
and other good'things. Their clothing
department also has holiday attractions. Drop in and see for yourselves
the evidence of the faith that Green
Bros, have in this city's enjoying its
Christmas in a cjmf irtable, good olcV
fashioned way.
HOLIDAY OFFERS HERE TOO!
Bargains in Hay and Oats.
The Kaslo Transfer company have
purchased 100 tons of hay and 5.000
bushels of oats at a low figure and are
prepared by thus purchasing in large
quantities and paying cash ta give
their customers the benefit of these
bargains. See thorn at their otliec on
Front street.
Keep Warm.
Good fir and tamarack wood delivered at shortest notice and most reasonable ligures, to any part of the city by
Lucas Bros, of tho Kaslo Transfer
company.
RICH PLACKRS IN NOBTHEBN CHINA
A il.'turned   Missionary   Tells of a Klondike Among Ihc Mongolians.
It is not only in the Klondike that
gold is plentiful for all who dig industriously. Away in tho north of,China
In the littlo known province of Chan-si
there ls, according to Bishop Hofman,
the father.of the Roman Catholic
church thore,enough of tho yellow dust
to many many inulti-miliionaires. For
centuries past tho Chinese, have been
working these bedrock diggings for
rich returns���simply picking the small
nuggets, and not ovon washing the pay
dirt yet tlie supply seems inexhaustible, and if the mines were in any
other country than China their name
and productiveness would ore this have
been heralded to thc remotest corners
of the earth. Tho good bishop passed
by the steamer Empress yesterday,
says a recent issue of the Victoria Colonist, en route' i Home on business in
connection with tho extension of his
Bill ion Avoi'k, and while the liner lay
at Quarantine he told something of the
nature of the mysterious country
whence he comes.
Of the Europeans, he says, only the
Boman Catholic missionaries have as
yet penetrated to tho remoter confines
of Chan-si province, whore to this day
the customs and habits of live centuries
ngo hold sway. The people are quiet,
Inoffensive and intelligent, and do not
share to any degree Lho hostility evidenced by their countrymen to the
south towards the spokesmen of the
Christian religion. Hence he nnd the
sixteen Flemish priests associated
with him in the work have in the past
twenty-seven years during which he
has been resident in tho province gathered about thorn a ( hristianlzed Chinese community of upwards of nine
thousand.
A majority of these, as of the entire
population of this section of Chan-si,
aro miners, and -to quote the right
reverend father, "liko the members of
tbo class usually aro--quiet, intelligent and broad minded."
From this description���for the venerable bishop would nut think of jesting���
it is evident the Chinese miners are
essentially dissimilar in some characteristics of Intelligence from somo of
their American brethren Thoy have
been working both the gold and the
iron mines heretofore .by tho most
primitive methods; and would doubtless havo continued to do so until tho
end ot time had not the government
at Fckin awakened recently to something like a reflection of modernity,
This has already been evidenced by
the construction and opening this year
of a railway from the capital to Hankow, while another line of 1_0 sea
miles, or "four days traveling," is now
projected! to connect Poking with tho
gold mines at I'au-ting-fu.
Whether this means tho dawn of a
new day for northern China cannot
yet be determined. Bishop llofman
thinks not. The country is too vast,
he holds, to become othor than it is until centuries have imperceptibly workout Its dostlny.
Pioneer Grocer Hurrahs for Xiuas.
This week's issue of the News finds
J. B. Wilson the pioneer grocer and
general merchant among the liberal
advertisers, bidding for his share of
holiday trade. Uehas some especially
tine lines of crockery and. glassware
that would make appropriate holiday
presents. Also, tho rest of his stock
throughout, continues to bo as fully
up to date and desirable as any ever
brought into town. Call and soo him
while on your holiday rounds.
McPhail the Tailor is not only making suits at the lowest figures consisten
with GOOD WORKMANSHIP and GOOD MATKRIAL,but he has also inaugurated
A BIG CUT IN READY
j
MAKE YOURSELF A CHRISTMAS OR NEW YEAR S PRESENT OF
it:.
ie, wen mis
or
D. flcPhail,
Merchant Tailoring and Gents'
Furnishings, corner Front and
Fifth streets, Kaslo, B. C.
"At Christmas, play and make good cheer,
For Christmas comes but once a year. "--OldSong.
GREEN BROTH ERS
 Invite you to Consider their	
Christmas Groceries
Sit around your Yule log lire and take comfort in their apples,
raisins, currants,  figs and fancy Eating Chocolates.
.lust received, a car load of thc famous Boulter Canned fruits and
vegetables.
Your cook will want Cowan's Chocolate and icings, along with
their other fancy and staple, groceries.
N THE CLOTHING
itiuibM
 BESUBE AND SEE���
THEIR   G-LOVI^
Of all the best kinds���lnoludtng the famous "Napa Tan."   What hotter
present for a gentleman than  a pair  of those  handsome,  comfortable
Mocha silk-lined gloves?   Or a stylish hat?   Or a fancy tioV
Before December 25th, be sure to seo
Grreen Brothers,
A Avenue and Third Street, Kaslo, B. C.
Largest and
BestEquipped
Lumbering
Establishment
In the
Interior of
British
Columbia.
.. Tho_
Kootenay Lake
Saw Mill.
G.O. BUCHANAN,
PROPRi
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'OR.
0 0 0 0 0
Now Running in All Departments.
Lumber Rough, Sized, Dressed, Matched; Shingles, T.; ths. Doors. Windows, Mouldings, Brockets, Turned Work. Class, etc., etc
On hand and to Order.   Agents in Nelson and Sandon.
The People Say
That the Kootenay is the Best   District in British Columbia.
That Kaslo is tho Best Town in Kootenay.
THAT
STEPHENSON
_*    SELLS THE BEST DRUGS IN KASLO,    **
AND THE PEOPLE ARE RIGHT.
, Slocan Cigar Factory, | ^��J5��- *
^Mf P atron IZE IIOM E INI) USTRY.
I *r UNION MADE GOODS!
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ KASl.O,        C.  '?
1 Butte Hotel
f$ Resta uran t.
t
$
ft
Meals at all hours between 5 a. in. and 11 p. in. Short Orders a Specialty. Business Men's Lunch from 11 ;30 a. m. to 7:30p.m.
D. A. CAIUl, formerly of Columbia Hotel Restaurant, south side
Front St., hot. 3rd and 4th, opposite Steamer Landings, Kaslo, B.C.
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RAILROADS AXD STEAMBOATS.
Kaslo & Slocan fly.
-TIME CARD-
Trains  Run on Pacific Standard Time.
Dally. doing East.
 Kaaio Arv. 3:.ri0p. in.
. South Fork Arv. 3:15 p. ni.
...Sproule's Arv.2:16p. m
Whitewater Arv. 2:00 p. m.
m. Lv Bear I<ake Arv. 1:48 p. m.
m. Lv Mctiulgaii Arv. 1:88 p. m.
m. Lv...Cody Junction.. Arv. 1:12 p. m.
���Sandon Lv.   1:00p.m.
COPY  LID*.
���Sandon Arv H:_Sa. m.
 Cody Lv. 11:26 a.m.
OEO. F. COPELAND,
IRVINO, Superintendent.
F. <*. P. A,
Hooi air ye,Bob? i Ituei YUI��r Jack htd
Cotch��d v��   them"
TIIM people luivc fmiRlit n Rood
Unlit. Tho town is reeking with
tbe fumes of carbolic acid, nnd
the gutter! are while with lime. For
days the preparations to resist the in-
Comlng of yellow fever have heen In
progress. All the time II has heen
creeping nearer, nearer. The papers
told of ihe quarantining of the many
towns, one iiffiiinst the oilier. At lirst,
train loads of wildly frightened people
rushed Iiy with closed doors nnd windows. At Insl the trains censed to rim.
Nowhere could nn asylum of refuge he
found. Every door wns closed to the
wretched wanderers, nnd every man's
band wus against them. The lines were
drawn tighter and tighter. The trains
were discontinued, with them censed
news from the outside world.
Tliere had lieen no mail for several
days. Then came u paper���nnd It bore
the news that the elusive disease had
gradually been spreading and was coming closer. The strain was beginning
to tell upon the people. The quarantine guards were doubled nnd no person wns allowed to enter. In the town
the inhabitants congregated upon the
corners and talked fearfully. Each
tried to lie brave nnd to show his companions that lie was not afraid, but
each knew what tlio other was thluk-
I HI,'.
Thc town was strangely quiet. People spoke In awed tones of voice. A
few of the stores were open���the majority of them were locked. Even should
the fever come there was no place to
which the people might (ro. On every'
side were determined men guarding the
roads, and thoy were armed with shotguns, which they would use without
hesitancy should one attempt to pass
the lines. Every person viewed the
other with suspicion. They were afraid
of each other���of themselves. It was
worth as much ns a man's life for him
to say he felt badly. He would be bustled off to the penthouse to die like a
stricken dog.
The weekly paper, in a spirit of enterprise, iimi undertaken to get oot a
dally issue (lining the excitement. It
was n "yellow Journal," for the fever
wns its sole topic. It got one or two
short telegrams n  day  from  more or I
less authentic sources, and these were;
Industriously padded out. j
One morning the telegraph boy
emerged from Hie depot office and ran i
down the middle of the street townrd
the Gazette ollice. lie bud a message
for tbe paper. As be passed the crowd
of men congregated on the street corner he held the large envelope conspicuously.    The men shuddered as they
caught sight of it.
The Mayor came up nnd Joined the
crowd. He wns the lending citizen and
bad the largest store In the place. He
began to Joke with them In n Jovial
manner, but lie too had a bunted look.
Ench minute the scourge was coming
nearer. It slipped through the cordons
of determined men drawn about the
towns. It seemed to be in the very air,
Invincible lu Its onward march. Men
nre brave when they have a foe they
can fight, but ln the presence of an unseen enemy they are cowards.
The sun mounted higher and higher.
The noon hour passed, yet the men did
not think of dinner. They are hungry
for news. At last from down the street
two small boys bolted out from the Gazette office holding In their arms a dozen or so copies of the "extra."
"Bxtry!" they bawled, "all about th*
yaller fever. Twenty died yesterday-
sixty new cases!" The men bought papers, and devoured their contents in
nervous haste. It was tbe same old
tale, of the onward march of the yellow
death. There was not a rift of hope In
sight. It was spreading, and was beyond human control.
"Wall," said the town drunkard���he
had Just had a drink. "I hain't skeered.
fer cole weather er eomln' soon, en
Ihetil fix Mister Yaller Jack."
"Bill," remarked the Mayor, solemnly, "you're n fool. It's two months till
frost, and Iii two months the feveril be
all over Ihe face of the earth. And
we'll be, Uotl knows where."
The Mayor came hurriedly out of Ills
store. He held a small sheet of yellow
paper In bis hand���ono it trembled till
the paper rattled. He wns an nshy color, and his eyes Iimi a strained look
nbout them. He walked rapidly to the
corner whore the Idle men congregated.
They saw him coming, nnd a sort of
nervous tremor went over them.
"Boys," he said, "it's coming: 1 Just
got this telegram from the Mayor of
Cnrlile���you know that's only fifteen
miles away. It says there are five cases
there.
There ��is a silence for n moment or
two, and then someone ejaculated slowly and solemnly: "Clod have mercy on
nsl"
The others could hardly Comprehend
It. They expected It, yet they could not
realize that it was actually so.
"It can't get In here," said one, reflectively; "it ain't, possible for It to get
past the lines. Then, It can't live here���
there's too much of this carbolic add
and stuff.   No, fever can't live here."
"Well," remarked one more energetic, "you folks are a set of fools. I'm
going to get out of here. You can stay
and have it If you wnnt lo, but I'm
Coin' out in the pinoy woods, me'u the
old woman'n the kids. Uood-by, I'm
gone." And he strode rapidly down
the street.
The sun shone with a brassy tinge;
the heat radiated from the sides of the
buildings.
The man hastened on to bis home.
He passed an acquaintance, au old Inhabitant, and the patriarch remarked
dolefully:
"Hit's One weather fer yuller fever.
Now I remember when It wus so bad
in '78, we had Jest this yer sort of
weather, on lilt spread like "
lie looked around, und found himself
nloiie. The miiu wns going on up the
street rapidly. The old Inhabitant
chuckled like some old fiend.
"He's skeered," he mumbled, "he's
skeered plumb to death. I hain't; I
had It lu 'TH. Ijnvil, I.awd, how skeered lb' folkses Is! If I hadn't tor had
lilt, I'd be skeered, loo. Yaller .lack's
er a bad ole boy, or mighty snvigerous
ole ciissl" And chuckling nnd cronklng
gleefully he amblcil slowly down to
where the stores wore, thnt he might
piny upon the fears of the men there.
The bouses wore all closed. It seemed
as I hough there was n death In every
one. Even the children on the gnllerles
were too frightened to play. The town
wns strangely silent.
The mnn hurried on. In his Imaginings, the grisly specter of yellow
fever was right behind hlm, with its
skinny claws outstretched. Although
the day was fearfully hot, a sort of nervous rigor came over hlm. He stopped
and mopped the drops of cold perspl���i-
tlon from his brow, and his heart
throbbed violently. He bad heard It
said that yellow -fever always commenced with a chill and a pain ln the
head. He put his hands to his head
nervously. It already pained him. He
thought of bis wife and children, and
whether he ought to go to them or not.
His eyes were bloodshot and wild. He
leaned against a fence and tried to
think. No*there was no way for him
to have become Infected. He tried to
calm himself, and then continued on
his journey.
He entered the bouse. His wife was
cowering ln one room, with tbe children, gray with fear, clinging ta bar.
She had packed the trunks and In a
large goods box was piled an assortment of provisions and cooking utensils. In a few moments the wagon was
ready. A pile of bedding and the
trunks and provisions were placed In
lt. In a cloud of dust it vanished up
the road leading to the pine forests that
loomed up vast and dark and mysterious iu the distance.
The fever bad come, lnslduously,
stealthily, It had crept in. There were
at first only a few cases. They didn't
know lt was fever at first and the contagion spread. Then one patient died,
and the old doctor, after deliberating
among the cobwebs nnd lotloform-
fumes of bis dusty and weather-beaten
office announced It us yellow fever.
There was a wild rush to get out of
town. Men with blanched faces and
sliuing eyes rushed aimlessly about,
each avoiding the other as far as possible, People were leaving the place on
foot, on horseback, In wagons. The
flight added to the danger, and some
were stricken us they endeavored to
leave and w ere curried back to die.
The church boll lolled constantly, and
duy after day the town lionrse could be
seen wending its way to tlie lonely little burying ground up on the red hill,
whore the pines whispered sadly. And
the buzaards sat upon the house tops
and waited, waited.
There wore few houses Decupled.
Most of them were closed, while some
owners hnd left Without shutting doors
or windows, so great was I heir hurry.
The frost had come. For throe nights
In succession the ground was white.
The weeds were blackened and drear,
and the leaves wore falling fust. The
fever could live no longer.
One by one the stragglers came back.
Where whole families had gone away,
one or two members would return.
Some were never heard of again. A.
few skeletons lying under the magnolias and bay trees In the lowlands, and
tbe buzzards sailing placidly above in
the deep blue sky could have told the
tale.
Some of the stores reopened and some
remained closed, for there was no one
to undo the rusty locks. Some of the
houses were the same. The people who
returned were saddened and cowed.
They bad passed through the Valley of
the Shadow.
Down the street came a wagon filled
with children. A happy-looking man,
unkempt nud rough-looking sat upon
the seat driving, and by blm wns his
wife.
Tho old Inhabitant was shuffling
nlong, when he looked up ln surprise.
Then he tottered out to the wagon and
shook hands vigorously.
"How air ye. Bob? I swnnny, I'm
glad tor see yer 'u tbe old lady 'n th'
chullen all lookln' so well. I 'lowed
Yaller Jack bad cotched ye shore."
The mnu did not reply. He wns looking longingly at a bouse down tbe
street.
"You WOT purty bad skeered that day
I saw you, wasn't yon?" cackled the old
Inhabitant
"Yes," said the man; "thnnk God, I
was." And he looked at his children
nnd his wife aud smiled. A moment
later thoy were speeding on down the
street and stopped ln front of a homelike looking bouse. Thc man leaned
over aud kissed the woman beside him.
���St. Louis Republic.
INTERNATIONAL
Navigation and Trading Co., Lid,
Steamer "International" on Kootenay Lake
and Hiver.
...TIMK CARD.
In effect 1st of Nov., 18IJ7.   Subject to
change without notice.
Five Mile l'olnt connection with all Passenger Train* of N. & F. S. Railroad to and from
NOlthport, Rowland and Spokane. Tickets
noli! aud baggage cheeked to all United States
points.
1-eave Kaaio for Nelson and way points, dally
except Sunday, 15:45a.m. Arrive Northport 12:15
[ p. in.;   Kossland, 3:40 p. in., Spokane, 8:00 p. in.
I.i'uvc Nelson lor Kaslo and way points, dally
i except Sunday, 4:45 p.m.  Leaving Spokane 8 a.
! in.; Kossland, 10:.1Ua. in., Northport, l:50.p. in.
G.ALKXANDKR,'
(lencral Manager.
j   Kaslo. n. c, November 1.1897.
Spokane Falls & Northern
Nelson & Fort Sheppard
Red Mountain R'ys.
H.III.IIIIUIS AND STEAMBOATS.
THE CANADIAN PACIFIC RY
AND
SOO PACIFIC LINE
The Cheapest, most Comfortable  and
direct route from Kaslo
-TO-
AU  points in  Canada and the United
States.
The only line running through Tourist cars to Toronto, Montreal and Boston. Through Tourist cars to St. Paul
dailv.       '
Magnificent Sleepers and Dining Cars on All Trains.
Travel  by this line and have your bag-
guge checked through to destination.
Daily connection from Kaslo cverv day
excepting Sunday, at 7:30 a. m.
For full information call on or address
ALDER BISHOP,
Freight and Pass, agent, Kaslo, B. C.
���ou to���
H. M. MACGREGOR,
Traveling'Pass, agent, Nelson, B. C.
E. J. COYLE,
District Pass  agent, Vancouver.
0.R.&N
The only all rail route without
change of cars between Nelson and |
Rossland  and Spokane  and Rossland. .#*  j*
Shortest anil i|iiickest route to the Conor
d'Alenc mines, I'alousc, l.ewlston, Walla Walla,
liaker ('Ity mines, Portland, tSan Fianclaco,
Cripple Creek gold mines and all points Kast
and Month, (inly line Kast via Salt I-ake and
and Iienver. Steamer tickets to Kurope aud
other foreign countries.
j leaves: 10 am .    .   Nelson Arrive 8:00 pm I
Leave 10:011 am        .Itoaslaml        .Arrive 3:40 pm '
: l~iaveH:li0aui Spokane Arrive 11:40 pm I
Passengers for Kettle river and
Boundary creek connect at
Marcus with Stage Daily.
Inland Navigation
and Trading Co.,
Daily
7; 4.1
a iu
llally
Bpokane Time Schedule
Kast M mi. Walla Walla, Port
land, San Francisco, Baker
city ami the Kaat.
Local  Mail
Karmlngton,  ..���...
Pullman and Moscow
C'aiur   d'Alenes,
Cartleld,  Collaz,
Arrive
7:15
a. m.
Dailv
��:tt
a. in
Dally
Steamer Halys,
Cmpt.  W.  J.   K��ne,
Does Jobbing Trade on Kootenay Lake.
For poRsenfrer or freight transportation Apply
on board.
Special excursion from Kanlo to .Uu-do and
Argenta ai north end of lake every Sunday at
noon.
, ��
rfl\l       NORTHERN      Uftx I
Lnul "i railway "ifLul
Gnat Silenced Ilia Voice.
J, Kusscll Powell, Ilie basso at Central Avenue M. K. Church, was to have
made bin farewell appearance at the
services Sunday morning, says the Indianapolis Journal, and a large number
of the friends ot the promising young
singer bad come to hear blm sing bis
last song there. Mr. Powell bad two of
the best numbers In bis repertoire for
that morning and was In excellent
voice when be reached tbe church, but
a most curious circumstance silenced
bis voice temporarily. Just as Mr.
Powell stepped Into tbe church doorway a small gnat flew Into bis nose and
caused hlm to sneeze violently, and tbe
sneeze brought on a severe cough,
which In turn ruptured one of tbe small
blood vessels near tbe vocal cords. He
took bis place In the choir, but soon
found that be could not utter a sound
audible live feet away. Mr. Powell left
the choir, and a doctor, who waa In the
audience, was summoned to attend
.Wm.
The surveyor's chain made it
THE SHORTEST
For through ticket* and farther information
apply to .IAS. WATCH,
Agent International Navigation and Trading
Company, Kaaio. or at O. K. <. N. Company'*
office 4 90 Klveralde avenue, Bpokane, Waah.
J. CAHPBKI.L.
Ueneral Agent.
SO Kaat Columbia avenue, Rowland, II C,
H. M. ADAMS.
Traveling Freight and Passenger Agent.
Or.... w. II. Hl'KLIWKT,
Oeneral I'aaaenger Agent, Portland, Or*.
NORTHERN PACIFIC RY,
The Fast Line,
Superior Service
 Through ticket* to all point* in the���
United States and Canada.
It Ih the moat Modern In Equipment.
It la the Heaviest Railed Line.
It 1ms a Rock. Ballast Roadbed.
It crosses no Sand Deserts.
It waa built without Land Grant or Government Aid.
It Is noted for the courtesy of Its Employes.
It is the Only Line Serving Meals on the
la Carte Plan.
For maps, tickets and complete Information call on or address International Navigation and Trading: Company agents, K.
& S. Railway oxents or
C. O. DIXON, General Agent,
Bpokane, Waah.
F. I. WHITNBT, G. P. * T. A.
at. Paul, Minn.
Direct Connection with the Spnkana
Falls t Northern Railway.
TRAINS DEPART FROM SPOKANE:
No. 1 we��t 8:25 p. ni.
No. t. east 7:00 a. m.
,*
Ticket* to Japan and
China via Taeoraa and
Northern Pacific fleam
���hip Company. For Information, time card*, map*
and ticket*, apply to Agt*.
ofthe Spokane Fall* <&
Northern and It* conuee
tlon* or to
F. D. GIBBS.
Oeneral Agent, gpokano.
A. D. CHARLTON,
Aaat. Gen. Paaa. Agt.,
Mo. ��B�� Morrison St..
Portland Or.
Writ* for map of Kootenay country.
' <f The greatest cataract in the world is
Niagara, the height of tlie American Falls
betng 108 feet, The highest fall of witter
in the world is that of the Ynscmite in
California, being 2,550 feet.
The union iircli of the Washington uc-
queduct is the largest in the world, being
290 feet; 20 feet in excess of the Chester
arch across the Dec in England; 08 feet
longer than that of the London bridge;
112 feet longer than that of Ncuilly on the
Seine, and 1(X1 feet longer than that ol
Waterloo bridge. The height of the
Washington arch is 100 feet.
Tie receipts of tne Cnltcxl Brother-
hood of Carpenters and Joiners in Au-
g-ust amounted to over $5,558.
Renewed efforts to restore friendly
relations between the two national
unions of painters and decorators were
Inaugurated ln Chicngo.
Barrooms In Norway cannot net fortunes to their owners, for hy law no
'person may spend more than six cents
at one visit to a public house.
Employes nt the Chicago stockyards
have started a movement which contemplates the organization of every
���workman in that district into a trade
ni-ton.
Horseehoers' T'nlon No. 7 of Brooklyn has enter<>d into an agreement
���with the employers by which no horses
are to be shod after Nov. 1 before 7 a.
:m. or after 6 p. m.
District Assembly 86, K. of L., of
Rochester, reports an Increase of 2,000
members since hist November, when
the General Assembly of the order met
In convention In that olty.
During the pa-st year the Brewers'
National union organized twenty-five
new locals and reorganized five. They
���pent $12,500 for boycott and ngltatlon
purposes, and Issued 3,287,000 union
labels and 15.114 union show cards.
The Frlseo Charter convention ha*
recognized the claims of wortdngmen
by fixing an eight-hour law with a
minimum wage rate of $2 u day upon
all public -works, and holding all contractors upon municipal works to the
provision of the law.
In the State of Kansas the memliers
of the 1/abor Exchanges are building
460 miles of railroad for themselves,
and It will be the property of the'exchange when It Is finished. The tennis
are being furnished by farmers along
the right of way, who take the scrip
of the exchange ln return for the work,
which Ib honored at any branch In the
country.
Stop! Women,
And consider that in addressing Mrs.
Pinkham you are coniiding- your privato
Ilia to a woman���a woman whose experience in treating woman's diseases
ia greater than that of any living physician, male or female.
You can talk freely to a woman when
it is revolting to relate your private
troubles to a man; besides, a man does
not understand, simply because he is a
MBS. PINKHAM'S STANDING
INVITATION.
Women suffering from any form cf
female weakness arc i u vi ted to promptly
communicate with Mrs. Pinkham, at
Lynn, Mass. All letters are received, opened, read, and answered by
women only. A woman can freely
talk of her private illness to a woman.
Thos has been established the eternal
confidence between Mrs. Pinkham and
the women of America which has never
been broken. Out of tlie vast volume
of experience which she has to draw
from, it is more than possible that she
has gained the very knowledge that
will help your case. She asks nothing
in return except your good will, and
her advice has relieved thousands.
Surely any *voman, rich or poor, is very
fool!*.' ,i" ' * "s not take advantage
oi this generous c.Tirr of assistance.
TREATMENT
FOR WEAK MEN.
TRIAL WITHOUT EXPENSE.
The famous Appliance and Ucmeilles of
tlio Krio Medical Co. now for the llrst time
offered on trlnl without expense to any
honest twin. No* a dollar lo be paid
In advanee. Cure Effects of Errors
or Excesses In Old or Young. Manhood
Fully llcstored. Bow to Enl��r(re and
Dueiiethcn Weak, Undeveloped Portions
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i
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PORTLAND, OREGON.
Diving operations at n grent depth
hnve proved successful off Cape Flnls-
terre, all the silver bars from the
steamer Skyro. which sunk In thirty
fathoms in 1881, having been brought
to the surface. The working depth for
the divers was never less than 172 feet
and was often more. Dynamite wns
used to blow away the deck. The value
of the silver was'$4r),000.
Experiments have recently been
made by Eastern railways ln sprinkling
oil along the ground, beside their tracks
for the purpose of preventing 'he dust
from being swept up by the motion of
the cars. A stretch of roud .u New
Jersey was sprinkled with crude oil for
a distance of six feel on each side of
the track. This was found to lay the
dust successfully, nnd II Is said that Ihe
entire Pennsylvania system will ix>
thus treated.
People who like "plain tlshlng" with
angleworms for bait will be Interested
In the best methods of procedure when
Ihe weather Is dry anil the bait bides
deep in the ground. One way to cause
tlie angleworms to come out is to sprinkle strong salt water, or an Infusion of
tannin or of walnut husks, on the
ground. Another way recommended is
to drive slicks, or spades, deep into the
soil, and then shake them violently.
This operation, li is snid, will frequently cull the worms Iroin lliclr rclrculs.
One would hardly look for new forms
of animal life In a vast, dark cavern
like the Mammoth pave of Kentucky.
Vel as u matter of fact, no less than
seven such forms Inhabiting that particular cave, and hitherto unknown lo
science, have recently been described,
The fact Hint these crentures are very
minute does not detract from their scl-
entilic Interest, While, on the other
hand, It must Increase our admiration
for the skill and Industry of the iialur-
itlisls who do not allow even microscopic life lo escape I heir ken, all hough
hidden In places where no ray of sunlight ever penetrates.
perhaps the most marvelous cemetery known lo science Is the sheet of
chalk which seems at one lime to have
covered Ihc country from Southern England to Central Asia beyond the Sea
of Aral, having nn urea about II.tMIO
miles long by 1,000 miles broad. Tills
enormous bed  was formed entirely of
the microscopic remain* of minute sen
animals. Isolated patches of the great
sheet now remain, tiinl of England being more lluiu 1.000 feet thick, nnd covering the Island southeast of a line extending diagonally from the North Sea
at Klaiuliorough Head to Ihe coast of
the Rugllsh Channel in Dorset.
a Russian Journal calls attention to
the fact that for some twenty years
past the Inhabitants of a malarial locality lu the government of Kharkov have
used powdered crnbs with grenl success in the case of fevers. The powder
Is prepared ill the following way:   Live
Crabs are poured over with the ordinary whisky until they get asleep; they
are then put In u bread-pan lu a hot
oven, thoroughly dried and pulverized.
land llic powder passed through a fine
sieve. One dose, a teaspoonful. Ls generally sufficient to cure thc Intermittent fever: in very obstinate cases a
second dose Is required. Eucll dose Is
Invariably .preceded by n ghiss of aloe
brandy. The powder is used In thai
locality In preference to quinine.
Prof. Jules Amann, of the University
of l.ausaiiue. Switzerland, was recently called i��ion to apply scientific photography lo a rather novel purpose. A
Swiss peasant woman who had saved
by hard labor and economy a sum
equivalent to $110, having temporarily to leave her cottage untenanted,
placed her money, in the form of bank-
bills, in a tin box. whicii she hid awny
in the oven of her stove. During her
absence ber son came home and. not
knowing what his mother had done,
started a Are In the stove. When the
poor womnn returned, the bank bills
hud been reduced to black cinders. She
was advised to apply for aid al the
laboratory of the university, aud Prof.
Amaiiu succeeded In ho photographing
the carbonized bills as to make their
denominations, signatures, etc., decipherable. Armed with these photographs the woman recovered the value
of all the bills from the banks which
bad issued them.
YOUR LIVER
Moore'* Revealed Itemed}- will do It. Three
doses will make you feel belter. (Jet It Irom
your druggist or any wholesale drag house, or
Irom Stewart it Holmes Drug Co., Seattle.
Is it Wrong?
Get it Right.
Keep it Right.
oncer Effects of a Fall.
Never was there a case to which
more peculiar circumstances attached
| than that of Elmer Doollttle, of Sher-
I man, Texas. First he plunged head
lii-Bt from the cupola of the Diamond
i mill elevator to the ground, a distance
j of sixty-seven feet, ond escaped with
I a few bruises about the face and rup
ture of the nose and n slight fracture
of the bones in one foot. Within n few
days he began in mend rapidly and ho
was soon out. Me was able to remember distinctly scenes nnd even Important utterances nnd Incidents Immediately preceding Ilie accident, but from
his mind wns blotted out all remembrance of the accident. He could not
remember having on that dny met .Walter Morris, who fell with hlm and died
In the evening of the same day. lie
heard of the accident and Ihe fatal results attending it as one would hear
of something that had befallen a friend
off somewhere, lie wa.s taken to tin.
scene of the accident In the hope thai
this would clear away the hiatus thnt
seemed to exist, but the effort wus useless*.
Lately he has recovered his physical
strength rapidly, and Is now able to gc
about easily, eveu the wound In the
foot giving little trouble und pain. Once
or twice his friends have become very
apprehensive of ultimate results of the
accident. At times his mind would
wander und he went off Into statements foreign to the subject under discussion and In a strain not natural
with him. A word directly addressed
to him brought him back lo the original subject again and he picked up the
I bread of conversation, even in the
middle of an Interrupted or broken sentence���Un I veston News.
ooo0-0
says " It is worth a great deal to us to have
you try Schilling's Best baking powder
and tea."
Money-back says "We have a great
deal of confidence in your good faith and
in Schillings Best baking powder and tea."
Sch.it. ing^s Best baking powder and tea are
Jbecanse they are money-back.
NOT WILD AND WOOLY.
An IiiHtenre When the Lone Slur State
Led the Style.
The denizens of the older States of
the East love to rejoice In their own
self-constituted superiority and conceit. These soft-shell creatures lay back
In their satisfaction and it affords them
supreme gratification to hear Texas
pictured as the wild and woolly out-
skirt of civilization���a land dominated
by the roaming cowboy wltb the six-
shooter and riiiilesiuike hnlbund. and
who prowls over the expansive prairies
seeking some helpless human victim
to slaughter. It does not occur to them
Hint Hie grenl Lone Star State is a land
of limitless possibilities ami Hint a
large percentage of the brains and energy of tlie world has camped within
her borders seeking fame and fortune
aud that we have an up-to-date civilization here that knocks mil llic Euro-
peonlSed and congested article they
glorify. Such is Ihe case, however, and
Ihe Lavacacti further begs to Inform
the Inhabitants of the corrosive Kast
who so love to flatter their own superiority nnd snatch beams out of the
eyes of the West Hull Texas leads Ilie
fashions iu this country.
The Texas dude innd suffice It to say
thnt we have begun to breed this variety of the human species within our
midst iu grent numbers) puis on Ihe
latest spring touches long before his
brother in Ihe Last has crawled out of
winter quarters and Is ready for another Illiniumlile edict from Ihe decaying monarchies of the old world. M. E.
Fowler, oue of Ihe most fashionably
decked out men who rambles over these
parts, went to New York at the beginning of slimmer and hod an experience
which shows how we stand on ihc
dress question. He went to mix with
friends and relatives and tan- in the
giddy sights. In addition to the latest
style stilt, he tapered himself off with a
gray liai with a blink band. He found
that the Gotham natives had not yet
caught ou. bin moved around In old
fogy raiment and thought he had just
Suffered from a death In his family.
It is so always, and the Texas lady
who goes East arrayed in tbe latest
for the season often suffers from the
gaping lnquisitiveness of ihe local
folks who must still wear oul-of-date
styles. When It conies lo keeping up
with Ihe fashions It is a settled fact
that the East Is not In ll with Texas.--
Cost Lavacacn.
What is the missing word?���noi SAFE, although Schilling's Best baking
powder and tea are safe. 	
Get Schilling's Best baking powder or tea at your grocers'; take out the
ticket (brown ticket in every package of baking powder; yellow ticket in 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 fzooo.oo; If several find
H, J-000.00 will be equally divided among them.
Every one sending a brown or yellow ticket will receive a 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 It These
creeping babies and pocket calendars will be different from the ones offered ta
the last contest.
Better cut these rules out.
Addres*:   MONEY-BACK.  SAN   FRANCISCO,
imramriNG millions i\ m-.w york.
MUM, Maria I.ulsa Telxelra, who Is the
llrst cousin of the late Emperor Dom
Pedro of Brazil, anil her only .son anil
heir nre at present engaged in Investing
ubout 16.000,000 In New York city real estate, besides an equal sum in stocks,
bonds and mortKUKeH. Ume. Tcixolrn and
her son. a widower with throe children,
have corni; to New York to live. The don'
Is a palnUT of some reputation. Ills Wife
died in Spain two years at;", and he could
r.ot   bear   to   live   In   the  country   longer,
Mine. Telxelra has already bought a dozen
apartment houses. For herself and her
son she has chosen a residence, the house
on the southeast corner of West End avenue and One Hundred and Fiftieth street.
The Telxelra fortune has been largely
gained from the Flrtanla gold mines, ln
Nurunon, Brazil.
NKVI'.H AHAKIi.
Some people will never wake up till the
last ho.'li blows, and then they'll ask il
that's the horn for dinner. Delays ate
dangerous and ruinous. Thousands enn
pay if they hadn't put off an Opportunity,
they would hive been rieh and happy
Some never know they have rheumatism
until crippled by It, and all the while In
pain, think.ug il will pass off. Hut St.
Jacobs Oil neyei delays, and is always
Wide awake. It goes straight to its work
of cure In a business way. and cures
ilieuiu.iiisin ln any form and at its worst
stage.    It's a live remedy.
Mccrchauin means "froth of the sea."
It is white and soft when dug from the
earth, but soon hardens.
Monument to Rnpliiiel.
A monument to the memory of Raphael, In
his niitlve city of Urblno. Italy, was dfi'll-
cattnl a few years ago. It Is the work of thj
sculptor, Helll, now professor at the Academy
of Turin. Haphael, who died ln 1.120, has waited nearly 400 yearn for this mark of recognition un the part of his fellow townsmen. The
erection of such a memorial to the Immortal
painter was recommended ln 18415 by Victor
Knimanuel, bul hua only just been accomplished.
Electricity moves 288,000 miles per second.
Wf will forfeit J1.000 If any of our published testimonals are proven to be not
genuine.     The Piso Co.. Warren. Pa.
Gold  was discovered   iu California  iu
1840.
"KlngBolomo*'i TrfMiira," only Aphrodisiac*!
Tonic known. (Se* Dlollun*ry.) 14.00 * 002. t
weekn' treatment. Miuod Chemical Ca, P. O. Bo*
747. l'-lUMlelphl*. P��
If an artery is cut, compress it above
the wound.
DArtO r,ir treeing ftn<1 locating Unlit or Sliver
Kill IN Ore. lost or hurled treasures. M. D.
..V.VU nnvi.KH, Mux a.17.Koutlilngtou,Con���.
Modern  needles tirst came into use in
l.r)45.
The   average   expense   of   n   passenger
steamship,  New  York  to  Liverpool and
return, is ubout. $75,000.
Try Schilling'* Beat tea and baking powder.
The present nutiuintl colors of the United States were not adopted by congress
until 1777. Tlie Hag was llrst used by
Washington at Cambridge, January 1st,
1770.
The first newspaper advertisement appeared in  1052.
Ballet Dancer'* Itoinance.
The Countess Marie Magdalene Kuef-
steiu. Wife of the Austro-lltiuguriun
Minister at Berne, Switzerland, who
died Hie other day. was born Frnulein
Kruger. and was formerly a member
of the ballet of the Koyal Opera House
In Berlin. A sensation was produced
in the Prussian capital lu ISilT wheu
Count Karl Von Kucfstein, then secretary of the Aiislro-llungary Legation, a grandson of Prince Paar. asked
his parents' permission lo marry the
dancer. They declined to grunt It.
Soon after the Count fell ill. His father
then relented, giving his consent to the
marriage on the condition that (frdaleln
KfUger attend school for a time. She
entered 11 convent lu Belgium, became
a Roman Catholic, and in 1S70 was
married to the Count. By her cleverness nnd modesty she won the hearts
not ouly of her husband's parents, bul
of all who came in contact with her at
the various posts to which the Count
was sent. The Countess wns 63 years
old.���New York Tribune.
AN OPEN LETTER
To MOTHERS.
WK ARE ASSERTING IN THE COURTS OUR RIGHT TO THE
EXCLUSIVE USE OP THE WORD "CASTORIA," AND
"PITCHER'S   CASTORIA."   AS   OUR   TRADE   MARK.
I, DR. SAMUEL PITCHER, of Eyannis, Massachusetts,
was the originator of "PITCHER'S CASTORIA," the same
that has borne and does now s~tf s/0/i . !__"* *��� every
bear the facsimile signature of (~#La&7,7etfcA4M wrapper.
This is the original "PITCHER'S CASTORIA," which has been
used in the homes of tlie motlters of America for over thirty
years. LOOK CAREFULl Y at the wrapper and see that it is
the kind you have always bought sif? S/f/) . /"" on the
and has the signature 0f^��//jf*^cJUU wrapper. Jfo one has authority from me to use my name except
The Centaur Company of which Chas. H. Fletcher is
President. *
March 8, 1897. Q#L~~X. gfy+4**    ���*.J>.
Do Not Be Deceived.
Do not endanger the life of your child by accepting a cheap substitute
which some druggist may offer you (because he makes a few more penniet
on it), the ingredients of which even he does not know.
"The Kind You Have Always Bought"
BEARS THE FAC-SIMILE SIGNATURE OF
A female Scholar.
For the lirst time In its history the
University of Durham Is about to mark
Its appreciation of feminine erudition
by conferring a degree uiion Miss Jane
E. Harrison, the well-known (J reek
scholar aud lecturer on Greek art, especially on Greek vase painting. Miss
Harrison has been it frequent contributor to magazine literature, and has
published works on Greek vase painting, etc. She won the language schol-
i arsblp at Cambridge
Insist on Having
The Kind That Never Failed You.
VH�� Old-Hsl* COSIMNV, ��t HI>MT *TM(T, MCW .OK* *,T��.
���and not ��_})__:
or peston*1^
nur HUNDREDrniNTTREES ^wt,��.
scrlntlvo price list���FREE.
BUELL LAMBERS01I. Portland Orep
PISO'S  CURE   FOR
IIHK
.lillfJi WHIRE AIL ELSt ----- ,.
n&.t Couth Synir..  TMW* Uoua.  UK
In time.   Sold t,y orusitl.ts.
CONSUMPTION
I
Uctijiiiuiu Franklin used the first
lightning rods in 1752.
Blood from nn artery is red; thut from
the veins dark.
X. Ji. II.
No. 49, '07 FRONT STREET, KASLO, BRITISH COLUMBIA
The Leading Commercial House.
Sj3ecic..l Protection Against Fire
Electric Lights!   Electric Bells.
. 11  i.WJ_W
The Only Hotel in Tov.n HeateJ
by Furnaces!   Bath Rooms.
Modern Sanitary Arrangmcnts!
COCKLE & PAPWORTH, Proprietors.
Rates $2.50 and ��3.00 Per Da}^
Free Sample Rooms.
[NG RECORDS.
ORE 8HIPMEJ! I
lot thoweek
ver tii Bio ion Ity:
Deuttnti Tuns.
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Po    ��Ini   ��� ������ tal li    il (hi     ad '..-    I., lied
and Aim worth
ling i
i ompanles.
Value
a irkol
Value
I'ayno,'.
ocan star.
Illith
���������    	
Vbb  ��� Five
'i |2.50 8
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I, ,0 0 tl.00 1.75
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Washington,    ...            in    a l.oo ,_5
i.      iler-i aril             �� i.ti i l.oo
-mi prise        ....         ���  'i.ooo i.uii 1
tiooden >ugh       wo.ono 1.00
���,.i.i..i, ,30 .::u
h'nBel )    1,0  ' DUO 1 in .23
Vmerloau Boy               1,000 IKK1 1,00 ,1.
Kaslo Monlesuuia....    l,;isu ihki 1,00 .i'i
Dardaui IK-.;      1,000,000 1.00 ,15
Ulbson             1  -1 1 1.00 .17'.
Wonderful        1,000.000 1,00 .OW;
Ibex        300,000 .26 ��
000,000 I.uii .0-1
Idl.T      1.000,000 1.00 .15
London Hill           000,000 .241
Bin 'I   lllainond.              1,200,0011 .50 .25
<                   rso,oop 1.00 .11
I 1)00,001 I.O0 .117'.,
id                    i 00 l,i �� 1 00 ��
vN'o stock on the mai i :
O [olng, the following have paid dh
Ide id   its I ��� Iom -:
'.i,i.,.i
32,500
20,000
20,000
211,1 Km
Payne   ...   . f n00,0Ou Noble Five
: Star.    .     100,1 _di  n.iiuli,.
Kii'.li        . :'i 1,1100 .Vaahlngton
i;>i :o  2S7, ni 1 lai'knon	
Rambler-Carl..     10,000     rj rise
1 ���    les the fo'regplnff, other mine
tt, ii ivi paid dlvidenas as follows:
Idaho	
Whitewater.
.-loriui    ���
.| 210,000 basi Chanoo..
04, j " tntolne	
2.1,000 Monitor	
MM- (Ml tl-
 Ul
35,000
18,000
I,'.
'-111'! ll  11 1,. ���.. ��� ;
.   and Ainswoi '1
mining diatrll I . ,.
Hkhp\
When looking around to buj pv 11 onto for your
numerous friends, don't iorgfet thai a bit of
. JEWELRY
n if only a trinket, i.- valued  more than air
most any other article.
It will pay you to look over my stock; it is
larger than ever before, and you aro welcome to
look, whether you buy or not.    My stocks of
Watches,
Jewelry,
Silverware,
Celluloid Goods
other lines  aro  very  complete.    In   silver
plal ii ;: lod  I carry the genuine and original
Rogers Bros'. Make,
thi   prices in somo cases being .lightly higher
than in other makes, but then you .vet the beat.
This year Out Glass is a great favorite and it|
is not so very expensive either,    In  this line you
can buy articles mounted wit]  sterlin    ilver'froui
Ono Dollar up, Tnsterlinjr silver:!', ited goods
��� T have some of tlio daintiest things you ever saw,
cot. istingof PIN CUSHIONS,
NOTEBOOKS, FAN HOLDERS,
HAIR BRUSHES,       O 'MBS,
T' ULET SETS, l: IT BRl SHE I,
BONNET BRUSHES, MEN'S SUSPENDS! 8,
111 id lots oT small novelties, the prettiest made.
In Sterling Silver you will  And a Una assort-
men;.    Here are a few of the many;
Cu    Links,      Watch Boxes,     Bobk Marks,
Button -Cooks, Belt Buckles,      Scissors,
Sugar Shells,   Sugar Sifters,     Cigar (Hitters,
Sugar Bowls,   Butter Knives,    Tea Strainers,
( hild's Mugs, Cream Pitohys,  individual Salts
Borry Dishes,  Napkin Rings,     Coffee Spoons,
Forks, Tea Spoons, Table Spoons,
i have all I he bei! makes in Ladies'sizes It "'.,
Gold Filled, Solid Gold and Diamond Set < i eg, to
choose from, tn Gent', sizos I have all gi ides Of
the well-known \ya LTHA M, ELX: i N am] I - AMP-
DEN move'm. ts, and can givd a Bne choice Of
oases, consisting of DI EBER, BOSS, FAHY8,
CRESCENT, WALTI1AM and others, in Nickel,
Silver, Filled anil Solid Cold.
kIs are up to the top in quality and
fi ' a minuto think .you can do better
ay for something where you know
at von are getting.
r
X..
rnives,     Souvenir-Spoons, Manicure I ets.
3T
time when everyone wants to
v.
;ive some little
style. Di n
by Bent 'i ���:
notliiiiH; of w
I   will treat'you fairly, Bquarely and honestly
and guarantee to give perfect satisfaction,
thing I recommend as good, you may be sure it is.
In Solid Gold Goods
I   Scarf   1'ins  set  with.  Diar. 1
etc., In a large variety of patterns;
A WATCH !
1 can :
Opfcla, Pen I
Brooch Pins, all prices; Rings", an endless variety
so      nice Diamonds from 810 up;Cuff Links, 10, U
and LS karat line; Bracelet., both Chain and !'un-
>y patten   . sel with all kind 1 il precious stdnoe,
DO N'T FOKOET
THE I LACE
A*"
9    &*S   8L    $L%
;.)NT STKiCE'i
F ie Jeweler,
KASLO,
BRI'ITSH COLUMBl A.
Silver Ward by same on same.
Florence El.tosamc bel Goal aud Murraj crks. 1
November 30.
Granite by E. L.Heatlcy on Granite creek.
Monarch, by .1. I.. Q. Abbott on samo.
Dm ei ib ir I.
Bunkor Hill by Aqg.8. Bohuoler botwei 11 Goat
uii'l Murray creek.
CBBTIFICATKS OF IMI'KoVlCMKN V.
N ivi inl.er _li.
Charleston by i(. P, Green
Ivanhoe.No. 2 by M. St&vefiBon and Q. Enmpf.
Nm\ mimImt 27.
HnoiY sin"-, Canadian chief, Irene and Roger
1 ��� 1 rank Portia.,
November 20.
Bourttv nnd Uliiiols bv Philip E. Fisher.
Ophir No. 8, by Henry lln.uk
.Nilll'll   III"  \V.   Ill  1 I"
ii..! Boy mui Minnie by s. .1. IVIlion.
November 80.
I! lie Brier liusli and Loulae by I.. Hanna.
DebemHer I.
Kootonay sinr by B. N. a. bank,
ADVHKTISBI) LETTER LIST.
!. ihe rtmtora
:    : ti for '. corded months of
IH95, nl. 1 11    bo Bnl 11 months bf 1897:
li     Welrhl   Grosd Value of
 ��������� Is Cb .   Ore in Oollari
IHWK8 raonthn)  !, .1 -. ��� ' 1   1H/.11
��� -.: 11 ...j 1 1.11.1,111;
IS071.11 montlia)....       ill 95:1,203 ,423,(114
Year.
ini.il-
S7.2S1,700
TIIANSIKK.-, ETC
W.6.2,301
Kovembsr, ^i*>.
Vancouver on Boar Lake, % Intcreat, Duncan
McDonald and ttobl, K. Uo n to Thos, .1. liun-
i-tiii.
-mm-   ��� aim to
fl   i i...    ..... to
  South Fork ICa lo crook,   Nathan
-  ruekcr nml .1. 11. Moran 1 as. IV.Greenloe.
Power oi \ttorn��y, C.J. McCualg to J, _.. He
Donald.
Iron Grown, Ban^erdlno and Kenneth, C, .1
McCualg to Blooan Mines Explorations. Dei ;
���MUM.-lit   I'll.
Iron  Crown  and  Ban   Berdlno,  V'olney   l>
Williams and John A. f inch m C. j. Moi ualo
Jumbo, WlnWrcst, Mai  Oldao to Aug. l.mii
MableC, 1-10 Intereat, Hop*, Mountain Vleu
mui I'roteetlon, l. Inters 1 oaob, C'Iim, Gray to
W. M. i!iiii|iboll.
Lake View, Ureal Boulder, Clown HIU, Stan*
(lard. Hub}-, Cube, Icicle, Blue Bird, Elk, Big
Annie, Blled, % Interest, O u Lubereeto FlOr-
once iiiid Janet Butharland.
Maple Leaf, Btuiset, H'ondorfnl, Black Bolt,
HllVer Tip, North .star. Hm k Ilurn, Iron llau.l.
partnersfiip agreeinctit between Geo: Wait"i-
mui Ail mn H. Baird,
NiiveinbiT 29.
Silver Glance, S��5 Interest in 200,000 shares of
stock.   Wm.  Franklin  to  Alex.  McLeod  and
Frank 1.. Pitch.
Nuvuniber :10.
Kaslo iiiiininiou, B, McLean to Dan McLean.
Great Hi-iliiiii,l)runiiii..ii. Ontario mid Cooper,
\i Interest, I). McLean to 11. E. Johnson.
Ontario, Angus smith to I). McLean
Deconiti t. 1
Bunker Hill, % Interest, Anirii'-t Si liulur in \Y.
R. Askwilh.
December 2.
Last Cliancc in Aitiswor'h Camp, '., Interest
George v. Hayward tO'Thos. McGovern.
LOCATIONS.
One   llnnilrml   by   II.   V.  Ilurmslt." on Goat
creek,
Hope fraction bv.same on Germain mountain. I
Fly Field by A. c. Mctliintmg on Its Ho :   ��� ���_-, '
bjlng p.trtial lojntiou of Toronto.
Following is the list of letter
called for in the Kaslo Postoffl
lisi published over date of Nov
Antli'tis, Mm.
Bureau. Chas.
Ijoo-le. .1. K.
Ileilell, Wm.
Crawie, Dan
Cooper, (i. I'.
Carter, Ella
1 irocker, l''ran
t'aiupbell, John
Drlecoll, A.
Donntgar, J. ii
Dorob) L. As
Dslaney,  Mrs.
Drumtnond, T.
Ihvyer. VV. .1.
Fraser, .lohn
Kinley, .lohn II
Farley, Flarold
Fa I k Peter A.
remaining uu
-��� since Hit'  !nsi
��� of Nov. 24, IW7:
Merin, Miss K.
Marsh, Frank
Movur, A.
Marshall, J.
Mo watt, Milton
Molmey, N. M.
Mathuson, W.
McDonald, Donald
Mi.'ArUnir. H.
Gasielman, JudsonMeCallum, s.
Die, (.'has. Mclntyre. John
Mel,end, Alex.
McKlmoed, Mr
Melri!yri',.Mr��.!l  ...
as. More I 0, A.
NichnUui, II. F.
Nolt-on, Andrew
Philbrlok, <;. A.
Palmer, J. W.
Prloharfl, J. L..
Redmond. Geo.
Griewold, Charles Rasin, Chas.
Graham, S. A.       Riohardson,G.W.
Grey, Miss Maud    Read, John
Hlgg'.DF, Mrs B.      Rood, .1. L.
Flaiuinoiid Geo,       Ross, W. A.
Hufriran. J. M.        Stewart, E. W.
Mutiti'i', J. Sampson, Chas,
Hooker, J. C. Staman, Geo.
Hlghberg, .r. JJ.     burden, Allan
Hearkmer, T. Soluneargor, C.
Hoover, Miss M.     Sweeney, John
Hall, It. J. Smith, J. 8.
Jansen.  Miss NinaSlater,  Wollii .gtoii
Johnstone, Cyrus   Sanderson. S.
Knudsen, John       Scott, T. T.
Karlsoii. Miss H.    Stride, Sidney
Konyon, R. M.   "   Trethewey, Jaar.  H.
Turuer, W. H.
Tramwell, Wm.
W.Uhl, Fred W.
Waiters, Chas.
Walker, A.
Warner, Jas.
White, Mrs. T.
Widden, R. H.
BRING YOUR
T O B   \Y O R K
TO THE
Kelly, Jos.
Klapaclf, II.
Lewenthal,   F,
Loomis, Clyde
Lombard, (.'. E
I.yrkins. J. N.
Xi'acten, John
Lav, 8. B.
Welsh, J. S.
���   ,    -.  ~        s- n- ORl!**i Postmaster:.
Kaslo, B. C, Doc. 1, 1837.
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