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VOL. I.
KASLO, B. C, FRIDAY, OCT. 29,1897.
NO.
17.
Silver Risesto582���Lead to I
Per Cwt.
1\
Comment on England's Hffal to Join the Monetary Conference.
Silver Quotations for Week.
Opening.
Saturday, Oct. 23 'r>�� 1-8
Monday. Oct. 25 68
Tuesday, Oct. 2ti 08
Wednesday, Oct. 27 > 81-8
Thursday, Oct. 28 58 3-8
Friday, Oct. 20 68 8-4
Conii���lH��i,���iera Will Not Admit Defeat.
London, Oct. 21.���Tho U. S. bimetallic commissioners recognise that their
mission has been unsuccessful, though
they will not admit it, as the answer of
Great Britain nays that, the country
will be glad to receive other propositions, ami the commissioner^ have decided, as a matter of form, to return to
France to consult tho i'ronoh government, since fresh proposals are desirable.
What Senator Wolcott Wanted.
London, Oct. 22.���The correspondence in regard tn the bimetallic proposals of the United States monetary
commission was issued by the British
foreign offloo this evening. Among
ether things recorded, the following is
of interest:
Tho marquis of Salisbury asited if
France was ready to open her mintc to
free coinage, auu Senator Wolcott replied "Yes."
The premier inquired at what ratio
franco would Open her mints'.
Senator Wolcott said at '���'> 1-2. adding that the America- envoys hadao-
ceptod this ratio. Tho senator then
presented the following list of contributions, which, among others, ohe suggested Groat Britain night make:
1. The opening of the ludian mints
and repeal of tho order making tlie sovereign legal tender in India.
2. Placing one-lifth of the bullion in
the issue of the Bank of England in
silver.
.1. Raising t'ne, legal tender limit of
silver to ��10, anil issuing 20 shilling
notes based on silver, which shall hv
legal tender.and the retirement in graduation or otherwise of the 10 .shilling
gold pieces and tbe substitution of pa-
per based ou silver.
4. An agreement to coin annually
so much silvor, the amount to be left
open.
6. Tho opening of tho English mints
to the coinage of rupees and tlie coinage of British dollar.', which shall be
full legal tender in the Straits settlements aud other silver standard colonies, and tender iu the United King-
don in tho limit of silvor legal tender.
fi. Colonial action and the coinage of
silver in Kgypt.
7. Somothlmr having tho general
scope of the liuskisson plan.
standards aro undesirable, it would appear to be advisable to arrange with
other nations that they shall not make
continual changes."
The reply further says that the only
settlements of the difficulties in India
aro tho addition of a gold standard or
a return to the free coinage of the ru?
pee. The former for India would bean
untried political and social experiment,
entailing indefinite depreciation ofthe
silver boards of the natives, and might
lead to grave imperial dangers.
.Moreover, it would increase the demand for gold and enhance its value.
The increased demand would bo indefinite, owing to tho habits of the natives of India of hoarding tho precious
metals,
Although a gold standard would se-
euro a par exchange between India and
England, it would still leave them as
far as ever from a par with the great
silver standard portion of the world,
whieh includes a portion of tho British
empire.
The bimetalllsts recognising tho
danger of sudden changes in tho monetary system as a result of independent
foreign action, argue that those would
bo best prevented by England's participation in any international agreement with contributions of sufficient
importance that due woight might attach to her recommendations.
Much InterestManifested in Tomorrow's Proceedings.   .
Another Meeting of Local Stockholders Called
Tonight in Kaslo.
ittiiMitatlic Caayua ii,*��i"i Prow.
London, Oct. 2:1. -The Bimotallic
League has in,lite,l to Sir Miohael
Illcks-Ueaeh, the chancellor of the exchequer, a detailed reply to the protest
by the Commercial interests against bimetallism. The replj says tho league
has ofton pointer] out that the changes
tuking place In tbo British standard
aro tho action of foreign nations without the consent of the British government.
"Those who now come forward with
a prayer that the value of our standard
may be maintained," continues the reply, "have allowed the action of foreign nations and India, by which tbe
value of our standard has been continually increased, to pass without protest.
And it would therefore appear that the
signatories' to tho memorial do not object to any increase to the valuo of our
standard.
"We are unable to understand the
statement that 'this country alone of
the great nations enjoys a system absolutely froe from embarrassment.' bo-
cause many nations are entirely free
from embarrassments caused by their
coinage; and also unless'in speaking of
our country we ignore our empire, because no power is as free from embarrassment on account of its standard, or
rather its standards, us is the British
empire.
"if alterations ln   the value  of our
Win Salisbury Resign.
London, Oct. 28.���In spite of the official denial of tho marquis ol Salisbury's approaching resignation of the
premiership, the belief in its truth is
very strong in political circles, where
it is considered that his retirement is
inevitable within a lew months.
The announcement of the coming retirement of tbo marquis hiiB given an
opportunity to tlie press aud even to
the Conservative newspapers, to rako
the premier over the coals for failing
to smooth the wide spreading disaffection in the party ranks. It is pointod
out with more and more force that a
leader never permitted things to reach
such a point as when tbe marquis of
Londonderry and a groat Conservative
association proclaimed this distrust
and dislike of tho government's policy,
nor allowed Mr. Chamberlain to carry
legislation alienating the great employers of the country, or still loss permitted bis bimetaliist colleagues to go
unmui.-!od and frighten capital out of
it. tvit_.
English Sandon Visitor on Silver.
The Sandon correspondent of the
Spokesman-Review interviewed Hon.
Robert Smith of London, England, regarding bimetallism. Mr. Smith is in
close touch with the financial circles of
London, and talks intelligently of the
pending agitation looking toward the
restoration ot silver.   He says:
"The banks and business men of
London are practically a unit in opposition to the action of tho Bunk of England in declaring its intention to hold
one-llfth of the bank reserve in silver.
Tins' means tin- aotual retention in the
vaults of the bantt of so much silver
com and bullion. What you would call
mass meeting! Of indignation meetings
Lu this country have been of frequent
oeeuriuiice In London since the governor of tlio hank mado his famous dochv
ratlon, bul tn Impression is how gaining ground thai a well defined agreement oxisis between the Bank of England, the Honk of Franco and tho
i'Yeih'h government. If thin prove!
true it may meat) at least a partial
change of front on the part of London
flflanciers,as such a combination would
be too powerful to be lightly considered. While silvor properties aro considered somewhat shaky in London,tho
next few months will be likely to tell
thc story, and unless a serious decline
occurs, yon can look for plenty of English capital in thc development of legitimate properties in the Slocan and other British ( ohtmbia districts.!,'   <j
Rossland minion l'n,;lw,r In Town.
James Brady of Bossland, a mining
engineer, has been stopping at the
Victoria for tho past fortnight. Hi*
mission in this region has boen to examine and report on some properties
near Silverton and Ainsworth for some
of his customers. He is much pleased
with tho Slocan and with Kaslo. He
says that Rossland is steadily improving. He leaves for his winter home in
Victoria tomorrow, but will stop on the
way to inspect a gold quartz property
in whioh he is interested, called the
Promestura on Cariboo creek.
"What ails the Noble Five?'' is thc
question that is being asked on all
sides. People are wondering if tbo
fall in price of its stock from 60 cents
per share as late as last August, and
from 22 cents since the first of this
month to the present price of 10 cents,
is brought about by tho conditions that
resulted in the call for tomorrow's
meeting.
On October Oth the directors caused
to be inconspicuously advertised, the
following call:
"Notice of extraordinary meeting of
shareholders of the Noble Five Consolidated Mining and Milling Company;
"Notice is hereby given, that there
will he an extraordinary meeting of the
shareholders of the Noble Five Consolidated Mining and Milling Company
held at the office of the company at
Cody, B. p., on Saturday, the ,'iOtli day
of Oct., 181)7, at'tho hour of 12 o'clock
noon of said day.
"Thc purpose of said mooting is:
First, to vote upon au amendment to
the by-laws of said company to be
known as Article VIII, empowering
tho company at any general or special
meeting called foi'that, purpose to authorize the borrowing of money, executing promissory notes, debenture
bonds, and any other evidence of indebtedness as the obligation of the
company, and to pledge tho property of
the company by mortgage or by any
other form of security to pay for money
borrowed. Second, to voto upon a motion authorizing tiie directors of this
corapauy to borrow 1160,000, and to issue debenture bonds, or other evidence
of indebtedness, as the obligation of
the company therefor, and to pledge
the property of tho company by mortgage or otherwise, as security for tho
payment of the money borrowed.
"By order of tho directors."
Within the past few days tho local
shareholders of the company, have
callod another meeting to consider the
proposod policy of tho directors, and
have issued the following:
"Notice���A meeting of tbe local
shareholders of the Noble Five Consolidated Mining and Milling Company
will be hold at the Kaslo hotel, iu tho
city of Kaslo, on the 29th day of October instant at 8 p. m., to consider the
present policy of tlie directors as set
forth in thoir notice of the fith Instant."
It is said that at this meeting an effort will be made to secure control ot
a majority of tho 1,200,000 sharos ot
tho company's stock to oppose thorn to
the plan indicated, and tliere is every
indication that on this account, "there
will be a hot time in the old town tonight."
The Noble Five group consists of live
claims on one ledge and three ou another. Tho development consists of
eight-tunnels on the vein and other
workings comprising ovor 5,000 feet
The concentrator with a dally capacity
of ISO tons and the Flnlayson double
ropo tramway wero erected in 1806 at a
cost of $40,000. The tram is 8100 ft. long,
to the mine whieh ha:, an elevation of
2100 feet above the concentrator and
offices at Cody. Tho tram has a carrying capaolty of 20 tons per hour and
loads and discharges automatically.
The ore has concentrated on an average 8fto I. Tho shipments havo averaged a car of 10 tons per day carrying
abpnt 100 oz. silver to the ton and 05
per pent lead. The plant has employed
over 100 men. Since July 1st tho company has shipped 520 tons of concentrates over the Kaslo $ Slocan railway
to the Pueble smelter. The mine's dividends are stated at $40,000.
The company has a head office at
Spokane and a registered ollice at Cody. Its officers are John D. Porter,
president; John G. MoGuigan, vice-
president and general manager; S. S.
Titus, treasurer; F. J. Holman, secretary; and Ross M. Sherman, business
manager.
"Tho Noble Five mine and mill closed
down last Saturday, The men were
given their Checks bill have been unable to got their money, the bank on
which they are drawn refusing to cash
them, saying there are no funds, The
company has offered no explanation.
They aro silent [about everything.
They do not even say that they ex-
poct to havo money to pay tho wages
in the noar future, or to commence
operations. Tliere is a wide difference
of opinion expressed as to the cause of
the shut down. Somo say the mine has
entirely runout of ore. and has nothing
to look forward to. Others think it is
all for the purpose of getting stock,
held outside. A meeting of tho shareholders is called at Cody ou the JJOth
inst. for the purpose of authorizing a
loan of $150,000, to pay oil the debts
and; develope the mino. What the
debts are for is not known. Enough
treasury stock was sold to pay for thc
mill and tram, and they have been
shipping concentrates all this year."
'cSlii|innils
Custom House Figures for 53 Miiies of Slocan
and Ainsworth Cleared at ~
Klondike ITainliie and Plague,
Victoria, B. C.,Oct. 25.���Miners who
came down on tho steamer Farallon
from Dyea and who loft Dawson City
about 40 days ago, say that the day bo-
fore they left Hansen, one of the managers of tho Alaska Commercial Company, arrived in a canoe and told of the
abandonment of tho efforts to get food
up the rivor. Fully 401) miners at once
made preparations to start out over thc
trails, but the citizen's committee refused to allow them sufficient provisions for the journey, so���save those
who had already started���all will have,
to remain and share in the privations
at Dawson.
Charles Fries of Tacoma, who came
out with ButtWoods and AruhieDurns,
says that besides tho famine a mysterious disease has broken out which is
currying off an average of tlve men
daily. Twenty-four hours aftor the
victim is attacked he turns black from
the waist to the throat and two days
later, in a majority of cases, is dead.
On the way out over the Dalton trail,
which in many places runs along the
Yukon, the Fries party met many
boats bound down. Fries estimates
that about 800 boats are now going-
down the river with from 4 to 7 mcu to
each boat.
Tbo following article though brief,is
more eloquent than many ten times its
length, in tho story thai is tells. It represents hours of labor spent '���:. digging
out the facts from Official records. It
shows at almost tho glance of tho eye
the remarkable growth uf the ore shipments through Kaslo iu the last three
years aud tells the tale of mining development in tho Slocan and Ainsworth
camps simply, cleftrly and couvincing-
ly. While it docs all thlB, still it does
not tell tho whole story, for it takes no
account of those mines that shipped via
tho Nakusp ft Slocan railway clearing
at Kevolstoke. This list would include
prominent dividend payers like tbe
Idaho and Monitor near Three Forks.
The records show 1. shipping mines
for 1895; ,S9 for 1890 and 53 fur 1S97.
This then, is a comparative statement of ore shipped from parts of tbo
Slocan and Ainsworth mining districts,
passing through tho custom house at
Kaslo for tho five recorded months of
the year 180,, all of 1896 knd the first
nine months uf thc year 1897:
v-__-                  Gross Wolghl Gross Valued
of Ore in I.W On, in Dollars
lgft'i (3 months)         _.:u-,bw $   m.Mi
18911ft. months)....       '.'".'���M.o'.M i.lii.ili',
1H97 (9 months)         I7.i:t,,t,5 1,888,440
Totals         72,988,019 18,082,09?
The following is   an   alphabetically
arranged    list of  the  mines    which
cleared hero.   A dozdh more might be
added for those districts, if the   Revel
stoke and Nelson custom bouse records
wero available.
Shipper! of Sloi.iii and Vji'ioit)'.
Premier Turner oil Kuslo and Kim-mi.
In au Interview in tho Victoria Colonist, Premier Turner has the following to say of Kaslo and tho Slocan:
'Kaslo is now quite a handsome
towu, with nico buildings and every
evidence of prosperity. Tho Sloean
mines have by no means reduced their
output, as 1 had been led to suspect
from tho low price of silver- on the
contrary thoy are shipping more than
ever. On the Kaslo & Slocan alone
which for the llrst, seven months of
1896 shipped 6,000 tons, the shipments
for thc lirst seven months of this year
wero over 19,000 tons, the tratlic over
tho Nakusp lino having advanced ul
the samo ratio. As an instance, f was
informed on the best authority that
th* Payne group of initios,on which lets
i ban |1Q0,000 havo been expended, bar
been paying a minimum dividend of
$.',ti,0ii0 a mouth fortholast six mouths.
and many new properties aro being
opened whioh promise to bo of equal
value."      	
Terrible iu.,���,i,i , Hardship*.
Seattle, Oot. 18,���The steamer City
of Seattle arrived hero tonight from
southern Aluska ports. Among her
passengers was ).. 11. Hiodingtt ol
I'uyallup, Wash., who started from Seattle with the Thorp party with IM
horses and 100 head of cattle for Dawson City, over the Dalton trail.
Ho tells a" tale of hardship aud trials.
When it was found impossible to get
tbe stock through, thay were driven
���back to tho coast. Before thoy reached
tho coast 21 cattle and 84 horses died.
The surviving cattle will be driven
over tho Chilkoot pass to Lake Bennett, where they will he killed. The
meat will bo frozen and hauled down
the river on tho ico this winter. Owing to tlio lack of food the cattle are
so thin that their meat is almost
worthless. Mr. Hiodinger will drive
���100 cattle Into Dawson next summer
over tho Dalton trail.
American Boy,
J box.
Rambler.
Antelope,
Kootenay at Co
It. K. Lee.
AJHX.
lumbia.
K>,1  KOX.
AntoiiH'.
Last Chance-.
slooau star
Blue Hird.
LiU'kv Jim
Slocan Bov.
Blank Fox,
Montuznmn.
Sapphire-Gem
Charleston.
Maiden.
Consolation.
Noble Five.
silver Bell.
l'itrtliuielU's.
.lavkson.
Surprise.
Whitewater.
Bnrelta.
No. 27.'
Freddie Lee.
Payne.
Wonderful.
i. ibson.
Kuby si; ver.
Wvlliugton.
Goodenough.
Knth.
Washington.
Grct U L'btvrn.
Reoo,
Hhlppei
s uf Ainawortb (.'iimp.
niack Diamond
Uttle I'liil.
Sunlight,
C.P.M.i&M.Coin-
Uttle Mamie.
Skyline,
I'rtiiy.
Lililr Donald.,
Tariff.
Gallagher.
Neosho.
Wakefleld,
Ili|:lil,,i,,l,-r.
Number One.
SKCOND   LA
ItDO-IH'M'AN
MEETING
+2)each:
H. Etyers,
del A Kue-
The Mine mid Mill Reported Cloned.
Yesterday's New Denver Lodge say si
T. .T. Scanlan local manager for McArthur & Co. furniture dealers expects
to leave for Nelson next Wednesday,
where he goes to open a mercantile
businoss of his own. His many friends
here regret Mb departure but wish him
success in his new field.
Reports to Committee of Management
*3so SubeeMbed,
A meeting of the committee of management oftheLardo-JDuncan Improvement association was held last night
President McKilligan in the chair.
In the absence of Secretary Ralph, w.
B. Turner anted pro tern. The committee on membership and funds reported that tS8(' hhd been iitsberibed
so far by Kaslo's business men with
more to hear from, towards Improvement of the f.ardo-Diiiican route and
tbe diversion of trade this way. Only
three refusals wore mot.
The following   subscribed
Green Bros., H. GtegOrJoh,
O. T. Stone.
Subscribed 110 each: Itlc
iter, Jas. M. Anderson, Simpson Bros.
Duncan City, Arch in Fletcher, Mcl'hail Bros., Phil McDonald, A. !'
Garland, Cookie .v Paps'wortbi, it. i,.
Gallop, .f. 1). Keenan,.!. VV. Livers, I'.
Burns & Co., S. J. Renter, John Keen
Adams Bros., A. VV. Goodonoiigh,
MUrohison ft Desmond, T. L. Mitcnell.
G. O.  Buchanan.
Subscribed $."> each: C, W. McAnn,
.1. P. Davis, B, 0. News Pub. Co.,C. D.
McKonzio, E. F. Stephenson, Huelat ft
Bray, ,1. B. Wilson. Alex. Craig, Burdick ft King, J. ,). Sehl, J. M, Blaikie,
.f. D. Moore.
The committee to collect information
reported progress aud showed certain
maps to be turned over to tho secretary.
Committeeman .lames K. Anderson
informally reported a conference with
Gold Commissioner Deunis that has
fully amused that efficial's interest in
the project. Mr. Dennis has requested
that all possible information on the
subject be sent to him, including cost
of wagOn road and i,ridge, the country
to bo benefitted by it and a thorough
map showing all locations.
It was informally ropoited that tho
Correspondence committee had written
to our representatives in the provincial
and dominion governmentsasdirocted.
Committee adjourned to meet, Monday, 1st -prox." ,1
THE    MINES    ON    MINOOK    CREEK.
Boston and Moutunu Company In-
iTi'imiiiK iim Capacity ��� 1*72,000
in Gold lluat From St. Ml.-lmela���
Notes From All Around tlie Clamp.
According to Q. W. Ross, deputy collector of customs of Circle City, whu has
just arrived ut Scuttle from Alaaka, Kum-
part City, on Minook creek, is to be the
bigoest mining camp ou tlio Yukon river
before another season. Claims, according
to Mr. Boss, are selling at an average of
$0500 for a half interest on Little Minook,
Hunter and Hooster creeks. I). Baxter
and C. 0. Johnson of San Francisco
bought No. 1_, above discovery, for $4000
and were offered an advance of $100(1
fur their bargain two days later. Johnson,
who o'mis No. 0 on Little Minook, in 20
duys took out $2000. The owners of No.
4 took out $lf>00 in live datys, all in nuggets. It is claimed that the gold on the
Minook is of a higher grade than that
of the Klondike. There arc 1500 people
on tlio Minook und us many more will
find their way there this winter.
Host,>n   nnil   Montana.
Superintendent Evans of the Uostan &
Montana Mining Company is credited
with saying: "At (ireat Falls the Huston
and Montana company is increasing the
capacity of its smelting, refining and concentrating works 3:11-3 per cent preparatory to an increased output from that
and the liutte and Huston property. The
old machinery ut tho Boston and Montana initio is also being supplanted by
the new and more modern appliances.
The copper basin of Montana is a mile
wide and three miles lung and continues
to hold good ut the greatest depth thus
far attained, viz., 200 feet." The Hutte
and lloston has fourteen claims, of which
but two urn thoroughly developed. Explorations are being conducted in other
parts of its territory, and sevoral of these
places are opening up well. This work
has been going on since thc reorganization
and no attempt will be made at regular
production for about a year to come.
#712,000   In   Gold   Daat.
The steamer Danube, from St. Michaels,
has brought down 82 passengers, most of
them men who failed to reach the mines
by all water route. Some got as far as
Fort Yukon and had to turn buck. There
are 12 minors from Circle City, who bring
about $72,000 in gold . list. Moat of them
have been working around Circle City,
but a few of them are interested in the
Klondike claims. A lot of provisions is
at Fort Yukon, but it is feared that if
there is a rush from Dawson it will cause
a shortage further down the river. It is
predicted that many men will perish in
the attempt to escape starvation by coming down the river. The steamer P. B.
Weare, after being on a sand bar 20 days,
gut off and arrived at St. Michaels on
September 20. She started up again
with a loud of freight, but it is feared she
will never get up the river. The steamer
Alice arrived at St. Michales September
24 with 120 miners, starting again on the.
27th. but ran aground at the mouth of
the river.
A Sixty-Stamp Mill.
It is stated that the Kennett company,
in Madison county, Montana, has decided
to put in a lid-stump mill nnd that the
contract will be let und the work of construction undertaken at once. The Kennett people have directed operations to
exploiting the mine rather than to the
production of ore during the, past two
years, and the fact that they have decided to put in a mill of such extensive
Stsmpage is proof positive thnt the ores
reserves are ample und thc mine all right.
1 lie public had entertained some apprehension concerning its future since the
greal er portion nl" its working force was
laid off a few weeks since. Thc fact that
the Kennett is to he put into immediate
linn with Montana's big gold producers
will be a great thing for Madison county.
The   I'lvriiiau   Star.
The upper tunnel of the Evening Star,
where the strike wus recently made, is
now iu about 215 feet. The ore body
continues us vigorous us ever, is the re-
purl from Itosslnnd. A crosscut will be
commence! now to disclose tho width of
the chute. So fur nothing is known of
the thickness of the ore body. The stir-
fuee workings further down on the out-
cup uf the same vein continue to ahow
up very favorably, and ft wugon road is
under way to reach them. The road will
he completed in ubout 10 days, when operations in the surface shaft will be resumed, nnd the hole will bo sunk 10 or
15 feet deeper fur the purpose of opening
up tho vein. If the roe body proves permanent and its trend can be established.
operations will be resumed in the lower
crosscut tunnel. This tunnel never reached the ledge, but the intention now is
to continuue it until the vein is tapped,
when ft winze will be started to connect
it with the upper tunnel, 50 feet above.
Atlantic  C'omnany UuildlnRS.
Wallace, Idaho, reports that the Atlantic Mining Company has completed its
buildings ready for work this winter and
during the week took up a car and
enough steel rails to put u track in. The
tunnel is now in 275 feet and a contract
has been let for continuing it as soon as
the track is completed. The company
owns two claims three and a half miles
north from Wallace on a little branch of
Nine Mile, running from the Black Cloud
over to Grouse gulch, and are running ft
tunnel from the creek level that will give
them near 1000 feet of stuping ground
when they get under the top of thc hill.
From surfaced Showings they expect to
strike ore before they get near that far
in, and that it will continue beyond tlie
summit.
Pence   IUvcr   Mines.
Tlie overland route from Spokane by
way of Asheroft to the gold fields of thc
northwest is a subject of much interest in
Sandon and other towns of the Slocan.
Public attention is now being largely diverted from the far-away Klondike to thc
rich districts of Peace river, Cassiar and
Cariboo, and many miners and prospectors who have figured on going to Alaska
in the spring are now discussing the possibilities of these more accessible fields.
The   Mayflower.
The Mayllower mine, in Madison county, Montana, is now the greatest producer
of the state. Last year it produced about
sv_50,000, but this year even if the present
rich ore body holds out it will not yield
more thun $200,000. The introduction of
the cyanide process in many old districts
in Montana this season will have an
important bearing on the output of next
year, ln many portions of tlie state thero
are bodies of low-grade ore which, it is
thought, can be prolitably worked by this
process.
In the Greenwood Camp.
Patsy Clark has bonded thc Snowshoc
claim, Greenwood camp, under a. bond
which calls for continuous work, commencing within 10 days. The amount of
the bond is $50,000, payable one-third in
six months and the bulanee in equal instalments at nine and 12 months from
date. J. D. Harvey, who negotiated the
deal, will remain here to supervise development work. The Snow-shoo has one
of the largest surface showings of mineral in the district. As the main wagon
road crosses the claim it is well situated
for transportation under present limited
conditions.
Goat ('reek Mine*.
Goat creek mines ure situated on the
upper Methow, about 50 miles from the
Columbia river. Active work commenced
in this district two years ago, and has
been steadily developing the different
claims, Each year's work shows great
improvement in quality of ore as greater
depth is reached. The oro is principally
pyrite, similar to the Rossland district,
and is a concentrating proposition, although thero is considerable free milling
ore in places.
SHORT RATIONS AT  DAWSON CITY.
Company  Stores I'repnrlna to Avert
Possible   SnftTerlnisr.
Fox a Queer Character.
Henry Stephen Fox, oue of the earliest English ministers at Washington,
was so eccentric as to rake himself
the laughing slock of the whole town.
He generally did not arise until other
people were almost ready to go to bed.
When duty compelled him to rise earlier, he wns like an nvl 1 - the daytime.
"How strange," said he to Mine. Caldron, ono morning at a state "function"
���"how strange we look to each other by daylight." His debts compelled
him to economy, and he rarely gave
dinners. He once invited a large party to his house���Mr. Clay, Mr. Calhoun,
Mr. Webster and all the giants���and
when they were all assembled, he said:
"Gentlemen, now be good enough to
put on your huts and follow me." And
then he led them to a neighboring eating house.���Ohio State Journal.
Curing the Hobs.
Editor Terry, of the Mluden Herald,
wauts to know how to keep his neighbors' hens out of his garden. Well,
Charley, take a lot of small, stiff cards
about 1 by 2 Inches, write on them,
"Plense keep your darned old hens at
home," tie a short string to each card
with n grain of corn at the other end of
the string and scatter these where the
hens congregate. When the hungry
biddy gobbles up the grain that draws
the prize, she follows up the string,
stowing It away until she comes to the
card, then you will see her pull out for
home, carrying In ber mouth your polite request. Try it, brother, nnd let
us know how It works.���Brown City
^Mlch.) Standard.
TRAVELERS'GUIDE
Summary of Railway-Steamer Time
Cards from Kaslo.
Blind Statistics.
It ls estimated that there are 1,000,
MO blind people In the world, or one to
every 1,500 inhabitants, says an exchange. Latest reports show 23,000
blind persons in England, or 870 for
inch million inhabitants. Blind Infants
of less than five yenrs, 100 for each billion; between five and fifteen, 288; between twenty and twenty-five, 422; between forty-five and sixty, 1,625, and
above sixty-five years, 7,000 for each
million. Rossi* and Egypt are the
countries where the blind constitute the
largest proportionate number of total
population.
Seattle, Oct. 25.���The steamer Farallon
arrived from Dyea and Skaguay yesterday, bringing 125 passengers, 12 of whom
are from Dawson City. The party brought
gold not exceeding in amount $20,000.
The lust party out from Dawson left
there in September, and was headed by
11. A. Stewart of Sheboygan, Mich. With
him were J. C. Woolsey of Tacoma and
Sum Henry of Lincoln, Neb. The party
arrived at Haines' mission, ut Chilkut inlet, 32 days after starting. They had a
pack train of 12 horses and ISO pounds of
provisions. They came out on a small
river steamer from Dawson to the Pelly
river, thence puled to Five Fingers, and
finished their journey over tlie Dalton
trail and Chilkoot pass. They encountered severe snowstorms, on tlie trail und suffered greut hardships.
Nearly all the restaurants are closed at
Dawson on account of a food shortage.
Prices of provisions are not advanced over
regular prices, but the companies' stores
are refusing to take orders. More than
half of the food in the warehouse has been
sold, but the company refuses to distribute it, although it is paid for, until it is
learned for certain whether more provisions will be brought up the river. In
ease no more arrive the entire stoek will
he rationed nut among the residents, to
prevent, if possible, privation. Then' has
been no more starvation yet, but there
will surely bo u shortage, People nre
leaving daily. Up to September 4 100
hnd started for Fort. Yukon to try and get.
down the river to Circle City, and thence
by steumer to the United Suites.
llrllUI, Colombia.
Over 30 buildings ure being plustercd
at (iinnd Forks.
A new Miners' union hospital is in
course of construction ot Ainsworth. It
is a co-operative nffuir, to be maintained
by monthly assessments.
The formal opening of thc Columbian
Methodist collego at New Westminster,
II. I'.. has taken place, Lieutenant Governor Dewdney being among the guests.
Mr. Roy, Dominion government engineer, will visit Golden this month and inspect the Kicking Horse and Columbia
rivers with a view to seeing what would
be required to meet the demnnds of the
settlers to protect their lands from the
flood waters of these rivers.
Another Thing.
Wife���You saw Mrs. Browser last
evening?
Husband���Yes, but not to' speak to
her.
Wife���What a story! I heard you
were sitting with her for more than
two hours.
Husband���That's so; but It was she
who did the talking.���Up-to-Date.
FOR       WHITEWATER, SANDON,
Cody, etc., Kuslo & Slocan Railway trains
leave Kuslo dully at 8 a. in.; returning,
arrlvo at Kaslu .:5u p. ni.
FOB THREE FORKS, NEW DENVER.
Rosebury und Nakusp, tuke K. <t S. Ry.
from Kuslo to Sandon. und thence Nu.k-
usp & Slocan Kullway, leuvinK Sandun
dally at 2 p. in.; returning, arrive dally
ut Sundon ut 11:15 a.  in.
POR REVELSTOKE, VANCOUVER,
Victoria and other main lino points un
C. P. R., boat from Nakusp to Arrowhead, cars to Revelstoke, thence connect with east and west bound trains.
POR S1L.VERTON, SLOCAN CITY,
etc., take Steamer Hunter on Slocan lake.
connoting with Nakusp & Slocan Ry. ut
New Denver or Sir. Slocan, making like
connection at Rosebery.
POR NORTHPORT, SPOKANE, ROSS-
I land and Grand Porks, take the Steamer
International from Kaslo daily at 5:45 a.
m., except Sunday, making connections ut
Five Mile Point, near Nelson, with Nelson Sl Port Sheppard Ry., then to North-
port. From Northport to Spokane continue the railway, known south of
Northport as the Spokane Falls & Northern,   nirlvlng  at  Spokane  ut   6:4o  p.   in.
For Rossland change at Noi thport i>
the Red Mountain Hy., arriving ul Kossland nt 3:40 p. m. Or, Rossland may bo
reached from Nelson via CulumbiS. &
Kootenay Ry. to ltobaon, thence by river
steamer to Trail, thence by Columbia &
Western Ry. to Rossland. Or, Rossland
may be reached Via Nakusp und Trail by
dully steamers down the Arrow lakes and
Columbia river.
Por Grand Forks and Boundary Creok
points, take S. F. & N. Ry. from North-
port to Uossburg or Marcus, thence by
Htage across  reservation.
SI.'NDAY TRIP TO SPOKANE, or,
eastward. Take Steamer Alberta at 9:30
p. m. Saturday from Kaslo down Kootenay lake and up Kootenay river to Bonner's Ferry, Idaho, making connoctlons
at thnt point Sunday with Great Northern trans-eontlnontal trains east or west
bound, arriving at Spokane at 7 p. m.
FOR AINSWORTH, PILOT BAY. NE1.-
son, etc., I. N. & T. Co.'s Steamer International leaves Kaslo dally, except Sunday, at 5:45 a. m.; returning, leaves Nelson
at 5 p. m., arriving ut Kaslo about 8:30 p.
m.
C. P. R. Co.'s Steamer Kokanee leaves
Kaslo dally, except Monday, at 7:30 a. m..
arriving at Nelson at 11 a. m.; returning,
leaves Nelson at 4 p. m., urrlving at Kaslo at 7:30 p.  in.
I. N. & T. Co.'s Stoamor Alberta leaves
Kaslo for Nelson and lake points dally,
except Saturday and Sunday, at 5 p. m..
arriving at Nelson at 10 p. m. Loaves Nelson for Kaslo and lake points da.il>, except Sunday and Monday, at 8:30 a. m.,
arriving  at   Kuslo   at   12:30 p.   m.
FOR FORT STEELE, WARDNER,
etc., N. & L. S. N. Co.'s Steamer Alnswortli leaves Kaslo Mondays and Tuesdays at 8 a. m. for Bonner's Ferry, Idaho,
thence by Great Northern Ry. to Jennings. Mont., thence by river steamers
up Kootenay river during navigation
season. Or take steamer from
Golden on C. P. R. main line Tuesdays
and Fridays at 4 a. m., up the Columbia
river and down the Kootenay river.
POR SANCA, BONNER'S PERRY,
etc.: Alberta's Saturday night and Sunday trip or Alnsworth's Monday and
Thursday trip as above. Returning, Alberta arrives at Kaslo Sunday at 10 p. m
Ainsworth arrives at Kaslo Wednesday
and Saturday at 5 a. in.
CHURCH DIRECTORY.
Mktiioiiist ('uracil���Cor. 0. and f,th St. Divine services every Sunday at 11 a. m. and
7:30 p.m. Sunday school at _::<o. Strangers
always welcome.
<J. AULT I'BOCCNIKK, M. A., Pastor.
Pbeshytebian Chi'bch-Comer 4th street and
11 avenue. Services every Sunday at 11 a. in.
aud 7:30 p. in. Sunday school and Bible class,
2:80p. in. Prayer meeting Wednesday evening at 8 o'clock. Kree seats; strangers and
others heartily welcome.
Kkv. .Iamks Naikn. Minister.
Church of Knolanii���Southwest corner ofO
ave,i,i<< iiiul .,tl, street. Services every Sunduy al 11 a. in. and 7:30 p, m. All are cordially Invited. Kkv. C. F. Yatks,
Mlssloner in Charge.
inrrisT church���Services will lie held in the
school house every Lord's day. Morning
services, 11 o'clock; Sunday school and pastor's Bible class immediately alter morning
service; evening services, 7:30. All arc cordially Invited to attend.
Kkv. II. C. Kkwcombe, Pastor.
Catholic Church���Corner ('. avenue and 6th
St. Nn regulur pastor at present. Occasional
services by special announcement.
| FRATERNAL ORGANIZATIONS.
Masons���Kaslo lodge No. 88, A. F. and A. m.,
meets llisi Monday in every month at Ma-
���onir hall over Green Bros.' store, visiting
brotheis cordially invited to attend.
Hamilton Bykbs, W. M.
B. E, liiti'MAN. Secretary.
Macabi:ks Slocan Tent No. 6, Knights of the
Maccabees, meets second and last Thursdays
,,f cub rn,,nth ut Livingston's hall, Kaslo.'
Visiting Knights cordially invited.
Muse Holland, w. A. Davies,
Keeper oi heords. Commander.
I'KOVKMMIONAI.    CARDS).
QR. J. F. B. ROGERS,
Physician and^Surgeon.
Graduate Trinity tiiivorsity, Toronto, Ont.,
Member ol College ol Physicians and Surge,mi,
Licentiate of the U. C. Council. l.ate of New
York Hospitals and Polyclinic. Hartin building, Kaslo, B. C,
w.
J. TWISS,
Mining, Real Estate Broker.
Insurance and General Commission
Agent,
Front Street, - Kanlo,:it. O.
QR. A. S. MARSHALL,
Dentist.
Graduate of American College, Chicago.
Mrs, Langtry benefits to the extent of
$150,000 yearly by the death of her husband.
Prof. Ward, thc Harvard university astronomer, hus arrived at Cuzco, Peru, nnd
will make observations.
While despondent over business reverses
James Wallace Knox, the famous turfman, committed suicide at Kenosha. Wis.,
by shooting himself.
Mrs. Carrie Corbctt of Danville, 111., a
widow, aged 32, has been awarded $54,-
3,311.3,') damages for breach of promise,
John Gerurd, uged 71, a capitalist, being
the defendant.
The chamber of commerce of Reichen-
berg, Bohemia, lias passed a resolution
urging the government of Austro-Hun-
gnry to negotiate with the other powers
with the view of taking concerted uction
against the new United States customs
tariff.
Kialo, 11. 0.
\A/    J.  H.  HOLMES,
TAIII.F. OF DISTANCES.
Provincial Land* Surveyor
and Civil Engineer.
From    Knslo    to    Surrounding,    llsisl-
llestM   I'olntst.
P. O. Roi 33,
Kaslo. II  C.
I     WEST OR NORTH.
Miles.
1 Whitewater  17
! Hear bake   20
Mi liulKiu,   23
! Sandon (3 houn,)  2A
I Cody  31
Three  Porks    33
; New Denver   38
; RoHebery  41j
Silverton   48 j
Sloean City   SB
Nakusp   ,ii,  hours)... 70
! Haloyon Hot Hpr'gs. to.
! Arrowhead  ini1
! Laurie   109
I Thompsons Landing. 1,3
Trout Lake City 125
Ferguson  130
Revelstoke (31 hrsl..l33
Vernon  223
Penticton  293
Kamloops   261
Asheroft    SOS
Lytton    350
Yule  409
New Westminster....103
Vancouver (77 hrs)��.612
Victoria (85 hrs)��....696
Seattle (28 hours).. ..580
Tucoma (30 houn,)...620
Portland (48 hours)..682
���Via  C.   P.   R. I
TO WOMEN FROM
Mr*. Joseph lvtrrson, Warren, Pa.
EAST OR  BOUTH.     '
MUCH, j
Ainnworth    12 I
Pilot Hay    20 I
Balfour   i:3 j
Sanca   38 .
Nelson (4 hours) 42
Ymlr   60
Robson   70
Trail  90
Northport (7 tin,)....108
Rossland (10 hours)..120
Uossburg    122
Marcus  124
Grand Porks    ISO
QreenwooH  192
Anaconda  196
Boundary  200
Midway    201
Spokane (13 hours)..232
Goat  Rlvep  65
Bedllngton   (Rykerts, 77
Port Hill   78
Lucas   108
Bopners Kerry 113 h)M0
Jennings, Mont 202
Wardner,   B.   C.,....S80
Port   Steelee    400
Cranbrook   412
Golden    2M
Windermere*     280
Banff    214
���Via   trail   about   1-5
above (ll.tuncea.
C    W. GROVES,
Civil and Mining Engineer.
Provincial Land Surveyor.
Underground Surveys. Surface and
Aerial Tramways, Mineral Claims surveyed and reported upon.   Kaslo, B. C.
K. C. Gamble..M. Inst. C. E. M. Can. Soc. C. E.
(Kate lies. Eng. Hep. o{ Pub. Wks. of Canada
in B. C.) Nelson, B. c.
Francis J. O'Reilly, Assoc. M. Inst. C. E., P. h.
s. for II. ('. 14 Columbia ave. east Rossland.
GAMBLE. & O'REILLY,
Civil    Rnarlnerrs,   Provincial     Ini
Surveyors, Accountants and
General Agents.
IIOSSL.AND  AND   NELSON.
Broke  the  World's   Record.
Los Angeles, Cal., Oct. 24.���At yesterday's races .Searcliliglit, the three-year-old
pacing gon of Dark Night, went against
time, and as a result it was announced
that he had beaten the world's pacing record of 2:091 for three-year-olds, going the
mile in 2:07 flat.
Killed ln Runaway Accidents.
Boise, Malm, Oct. 25.���Two fatal accidents are reported from Owyhee county.
(Jeorge Speed lost his life by thc running
away of his team on Lung ridge, between
Oelamur und Jordan valley. Emanuel
Lewis was the other victim. He was
thrown from his wagon on Sucker ereek
hill.
" I have suffered with womb trouble
over fifteen years. I had inflammation,
enlargement, and displtt'icinent of the
womb.
" The doctor wanted mo to take treatments, but I had jnst begun taking:
Mrs. Pinkham's
Compound, and
my husband
said I had
better wait
and see lu. iv
much good
that would
do me. I
was so s!ok
when I began
with her medi-
| cine, I could
hardly be on my
feet. I had the
backache constantly, alsoheadache, suid wassodlzzy.
I could not walk around, and I could not
He down, for then my heart would beat
so fast I would feel us though I was
smothering. I had to sit up in bed
nights in order to bwsthe. I was so
weak I eould not do anything. I have
now taken several bottles of Lydia E.
Pinkham's Vegetable Compound, and
used three packages of Sanative Wash,
and can Bay I am perfectly cured. I do
not think I could have lived long if Mrs.
Plnkham'sm.dicinehudnothelpedme."
N. J*. II.
No. 44,  '07.
,y)    P ISO'S   CURE   FOR
CURB WHERE ALL Iltt FAILS. _,
Beat Cough Syrup. Tastes Hood. Use
tn time.   s,,ld by untilil.ts.
?    CONSU M. P-'TJ O M
OFFICIAL DIRECTORY.
DOMINION.
(Jovernor-Ceneral Earl ol Alierdeen
I'remler Hlr Wilfred Laurier
Member ,,I thc  House of Commons, Dominion
Parliament, for West Kootenav	
   Hewitt Rostock
PROVINCIAL.
Lieut (iovornor Hon Edgar liewdne-
Premler Hon. I. H. Turner
Attorney-iieneral  Hon.  D. M  Kherts
Cotn. of Lands and Works....Hon. 0. B. Martin
Minister of Mines nud Education	
 Hon. Jas. Maker
Provincial Mineralogist Win. A. curlvle
Members of Legislative  Assembly fur West
Kootenay  	
North Hi,ling .1. M   Kellle
Mouth Hiding ,1. K. Hume
KASl.O OFFICIAL DIRECTORY.
Mayor Kobcrt F. 11 reen
Aldermen   A. T. liarland, A. W. (inndennugh,
J. 1>. Moore, 0, o. Iliichatian. II  A. Cameron.
Cltv Clerk E. E. Chinman
Police MkkIsirale .1.11. McKilligan
city Marshal M. V. Adams
! Assistant W. A. Milne
City Solicitor 0, W. McAnn
Auditor C, D. McKensle
! Treasurer J. B. McKilligan
Assessor 8. P. Tuck
Water Commissioner R. A. Cockle
Health Officer Dr. J. F. B. Rogers
City council meets every Thursday evening
at the city hall, 4th street, between Front Ut.
and A avenue.
VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT.
Chlsf Hugh P. Fletcher
First Deputy Chief George Held
Second Deputy Chief John D. Keenan
Third Deputy Chief John Flsk
Secretary Archie Morris
Treasurer Gus Adams
DISTRICT DIRECTORY.
Mining Recorder and Assessor-Tax Collector
 John Keen
Collector of Customs J. F. Mcintosh
School Trustees���August Carney, J. D, Moore.
O. O. Buchanan.   Principal��� Prof. Jas. Heslop.
KASLO POBTOFFICE.
General delivery open dally (Sundays excepted) Ironi 8 a. in. nntll 7 p. m. Lobby open
from 7 a. m. to 9:80 p. m.
Malls for despatch closed as follows: For
all parts of the world every evening exeept
Saturday and Sunday, at 9. p. m.
Malls arrive from United States and lake
points dally exeept Sunday, at 9:30 p. m.
From ('. P. R. points and Sloean points, arrive dally except Sunday, at 4:00 p. m.
Heglstration office open S:!Ma. rn., 6:30 p. m.
Money o��)der office and Postoffice Savings Hank
open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
S. II. UKEliK, Postmaster.
I/ATE A. KELLIHER.
Stenographer.
Office in Kaslo Hotel, - - - Kaslo, B. C.
���EORGE E. MARTIN.
Notary Public
Conveyancing, Etc.
R & K Block,
KASLO, B C
Wm. Meadows,
MINING
BROKER
Kaslo, B. C.
R.RH0WARTH,
-DEALER 1N-
Fresh, Smoked
and Salt Meats*
AINSWORTH,
B. C.
Stevenson & Becker,
ASSAYERSand
CHEMISTS,
Front Street,
KASLO, B. C.
All assay and analytical work carefully done by the latest laboratorr mehtods,
Kesults guaranteed.
Prices made on application. The practical utility of having a
telephone on the farm Is fast lieing
demonstrated In many agricultural districts, and the system is liound to
spread. Outside of the business aspects
of the project, the social side of the
question has helped on construction.
From tiie experiments of a more boy
there has grown in one eastern section
a system with sixteen wires, covering
seven townships. Tbe demand has
spread, ln this instance, for telephonic
service, until now farmers miles apart
sit In their homos with receivers nt
their ears, nnd listen to speeches, songs
and recitations sent whirling over the
wires, or express with one another,
with readiness anil convenience, what
shall be done to kill the weevil and
keep up the price of wheat.
The farm telephone is thc outgrowth
of no corporation, and no charge ie
made for rates. It should cither be a
purely personal venture, or conducted
on thc lines of the Grange, for mutual
improvement nnd benefit. The person
starting Into this enterprise will Hnd
enthusiastic helpers. Farmers Instantly realize that thoy have an opportunity to build their own lines a.t nominal
cost. As the great bulk of the farmer's
business Is, after nil, with other farmers, and with local dealers in the nearest town, he is practically independent
of the long-distance companies, and
serves all his noiils Iiy a short lino to
the town and to the homes of his nearest neighbors. Thc experiments already made will soon become popular,
and the near future will doubtless see
a farmhouse with a telephone ns naturally a part of its equipment as is a
windmill or a cistern.
Communication between farmhouses
in time of peril or trouble has always
been slow nnd tedious. Eire, murder,
robbery nnd other disasters which naturally enlist the sympathies of neighboring farmers are liable to occur almost any time on a farm far away
from Its neighbor. If the place is left,
as is often the case, lu charge of thc
women while the men are at work far
away in the fields news of some important happening can be transmitted
only at the cost of a long journey,
which many times Is out of the question. But if on thc wall of a farmhouse
hangs a telephone connected with n
neighboring system a dozen or a score
of farmhouses may be alarmed in an
I Instant, nnd if a crime Is committed
which calls for swift retribution or a
chase after the offender the Instant
wings of electricity will aid in the pursuit..
Tlie first step toward easily nnd
cheaply constructing n farm telephone
line is to get the telephones. Cell flatteries nre a prime requisite, and can
be ordered nt any hardware store; so
can the transmitter and receiver. It
will take some studying to understand
just what part this equipment plays In
the whale ensemble, yet It Is simple
and practical when properly comprehended. Thc barb wire fence should be
Utilized where there nre no breaks, nnd
where wire loops can be employed to
connect with other farms. Where this
cannot lie done, however, wire can lie
strung from tree to tree, across country or along the highways. No insulation is necessary, tlie wire being simply fastened to the limb with staples.
Sometimes bare spaces may need poles.
These need not lie the great, tall, well
seem to be nothing to prevent farmers
from installing telephone systems
which would be independent of the
companies which charge such exorbitant tariffs. Trlvate Hues among
neighbors or lines to town, with a
smull exchange and switchboard iu the
postofHce or general store, could be
easily and cheaply installed, and when
once In service the farmers would fight
before relinquishing them.
The practical utility of the Independent telephone may be realized by taking the case of an Isolated settlement
not on any railroad. Everyone must
drive to some other town to see anybody or to find out what is going on. If
they had a "telephone line, even a single instrument in the settlement, the
advantage would-be enormous. The
original cost would be scarcely anything, $10 or $15 perhaps. After that
there Is no expeuse nnd the convenience will never be appreciated until
the line has been In operation for
awhile.   There nre a hundred and one
trimmed poles of the telephone company, but material cut in the woods,
and branches lopped off.
When a line is complete, pnrt or all
bnrb wire fence, or current carried
aloft on a home-made line strung to
trees, roofs and poles, the farmer has
a decidedly new luxury secured at a
very low expense. An Instrument complete costs but $0 and wire Is $2.70 a
mile. If the barb wire fence method Is
used the wire costs nothing, for It Is already on the ground, strung nnd ready
for servic?,. With hundreds of miles
of barb wire fence practically continuous all over the country, there   would
things that a settlement like that
would want to get Into communication
with a town for. If they had a line to
some near village they could hnve messages transmitted over the long distance wire to large cities, nnd if a farmer wanted something in a hurry instead
of writiug for it and wailing for tin?
slow delivery of the mails there he
could ca.. up his dealer iu the city, order li by wire and have it come out by
express that day.
In one of these settlements where a
line Is now in actual operation it is
claimed by Its users that they absolutely could not get along wit limit It.
IIOTIIS    ANI)    KKHTAHKANTN.
t THE -____
Langham....
Furnished Kooms.
Conducted   by  MrB.  H.  H.  Warner
and Ml.. Case.
Electric Lights. Hot  ami Cold  Uaihs,
Steam Heated, Newly furnished
Throughout.   Everything Flrst-
I'lass.   Corner    A   Avenue  and
Filth Street, Kaslo, B. C.
They use it every day and near neighbors come into call up the town. It Is
connected With an exchange, but pc i-
p'.eare accommodating in n small town
nnd if nuyone wants a message transmuted to somebody there Is no .rouble
about its lielng delivered at the other
end. They call up in the morning aud
find out what price Is offered for something off the farm. If it is satisfactory
a. bargain ls made over the wire, perhaps, or decide to drive in with a wagon. If the market is low a trip Is saved.
The possibilities are endless. A telegram arrives hit" nt night. The operator at the town can hasten to 1110 wire,
read the dispatch, nnd save a long and
tedious trip into the country.
Another thing Hint will be brought
about some day will be the storage of
the surplus energy developed by windmills in storage batteries and Its use
to light farms and farmhouses by electricity. The only drawback to the
scheme now Is the great weight and
considerable cost of storage batteries.
But an Immense amount of energy
could be accumulated by a windmill
and converted Into electricity, stored up
and later released to light up a farmhouse. Of course this would be chiefly
available in the winter when the
evenings are short, because in the summer It Is light until almost !) o'clock,
and then tiie average farmer goes to
bed. But that plan will lie developed
by-and-by and indeed has been already
in some places, but the expense under
the present system is almost prohibitive!
There Is no doubt but that In the city
the telephone Is a constant necessity
for the transaction of business. In the
country It would seem to be fully ns
necessary, where everyone ls Isolatiil
nnd communication is necessarily slow
and difficult by ordinary methods. For
every need of the farmer he must drive
to town, no matter how great the distance or how bad the roads. Often It
means merely a trip both ways to order
something by telegraph or to get something thnt might as well be sent out
from the town. Witli the telephone
system In operation his labors will be
lightened Incalculably and his time
saved lmnipasureably.
And. after all, the barbed wire fence
system should commend itself to the
farmer through its simplicity nnd lt��'
ease of operation and equipment.
Central HoteL
___________ Front St. Kaslo.
New   Bnlldlng ami   Newly   Furnished
Throughout.
���       BEST ROOHS IN THE CITY.
A First-Class Bar in Connection.
OTTO St BKl'TKK.
. Ill Uf   Ol
*%/%r%r%*>%*,*
 THE	
Victoria House
Model   (Tub  of  West   Kootenay.    Hot
and Cold Baths: Well-Furnished
Booms: Good llcts, Electric Lights.
W. J. HALL, Proprietor.
!A Avenue, neiirMh, Kaslo, B. c.   1'ost-
olllec Box No. 65.
t
ADAMS HOUSE,
Kaslo, B. C.
j ...Rates $1.00 and Upwards.
ADAMS BROS., Proprietors.
Sole agents for Pabst Beer, Milwaukee,
Wis.
LAKE VIEW
Hotel and
Restaurant,
By JOHNSON & PETERSON.
Good rooms and good living.    Restaurant in charge of Oscar Monson.
Front Street,
NEW"
KASLO, B. C.
Davenport
Cafe, S
Best eating; house in the city.
ROSS & WILSON,
Fourth Street,
Kaslo, B. O.
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Anglo-American
HOTEL
AINSWORTH, B. C.
AN ELECTRIC  DRILL.
Wlth It n Six-foot Hole Cnn He Horcd
In One Minute.
The economy and pniotleahlllty of
using electricity In mining conl has
been demonstrated, and Its more general Introduction Shook) greatly cheapen the price ot our winter fuel. Only n
few days ago n Philadelphia operator
said that in the course of a few years
conl will probably be selling at tidewater for the price now paid for mining it���namely, 45 cents p. ton.
The picture shows an electric drill
which is used for making holes in the
face of the coal seim. It is capable of
drilling a six-foot hole in one minute.
In this connection it in Interesting to
note that coal undercut by machinery
does not require as powerful cartridges
for the blasting as coal undercut by
hand, and the rapidity with which the
holes are drilled by electric power effects a great saving and largely Increased output. The weight of the
drill represented, with post for a six-
foot vein, is only 152 pounds. This can
easily be handled by one man. The
drill works so quickly that It takes the
greater part of one -man's time to attend to the feed mechanism and augers
together with starting and stopping the
drill, while thc other man is arranging
anil picking the places for the holes.
By the time he has another place reedy
nOKBS   A.   SIX-FOOT 1IOI.K
the drill has finished the preceding hole
and is ready to be moved. TwoJfien
can very qnickly reset the drill and
then get It started again. This machine
hns drilled enough holes In ten hour*
to "shoot" or blast down HOO tons of
coal In a seven-foot vein. It consumes
about three-horse-power, nnd the one
shown In the cut Is a Jeffrey machine.
A  GAY  PARISIAN.
Cleo lie Mcrnilc Im the SeiiHiitinii ofthe
Dn.v In New York.
New York music hall patrons have
been worshiping nt the shrine of t'leo
de Merode, the gay Parisian beauty
and ballet girl. Oleo's appearance created a sensation among the guy New
Yorkers. Her visit to New York Is for
tlie purpose of filling nn engagement
ln one of the music linlls, which will
net her $1,500. At its conclusion she
will return Immediately to Paris.
Merode's fame and money-earning
qualities rest upon an uneviable basis.
She is not a great singer, not even a
grent dancer. In Paris Bhe gets $10 a
week for kicking up her heels in the
ballet of the Grand Opera and no one
ever discovered that she hnd talent ln
any line. But she wns beautiful and
one night when King Leopold, the
wicked old monarch of Belgium, sat ln
the front row her shapely figure and
handsome face appeared to him and he
applauded her.    That   was   the first
mark uf distinction Mcrndo over received. After that, when Leopold
openly paid attentions to her and she
and the guy old King had merry times
Finely Furnished Throughout; Dining Room
servlre Unexcelled! B r Stocked With
choice 1.1,iu,,rn and ligars.
I ++++<_1.+.|.+.n.++.,..l.+4.++++++<.++
MINERS' EXCHANGE HOTEL,
THKKE  I llllks.   It.  0.
K. C. Wkavkh,    -    Proprietor.
clean, homelike aud comfortable. Barber
shop in ennne, lion. Free F.i'ison Phonograph
concert every evening.
M'LOUD HOTEL;
YMIR,   B. C.
New building and newly furnished throughout. Best rooms in the city. First class bar in
connection.
MILLER & M'LOUD,
 ___      ... Proprietors.
THIS PAPER IS KEPT ON FILE AT THE
advertising agency of Alexander A Co.,
Suite F, First National Bank Building. Spokane, Wash., where contracts can be made
forit
CI.eo  DH MKnoiiE.
In and out of Paris, there was gossip
that spread throughout the world.
Merode Is young���Just past 20. She
Is slender and her features are small.
Her manner ls quiet and refined.
Somehow, wheu nn old maid finally
succeeds in getting married, her baby
never looks just righl,
Teamsters, Miners and Everybody!
Should know that
J. B. HENNIGER,
(Successor to <>eo. Sutherland)
 GENERAL'	
BLACKSMITH
And Wheelwright, can do your work as
well as the best, as quick aa the quickest, and as low as the lowest.
Next to Lake View Hotel   -   Kaalo, B. C IM COLOMBIA NEWS,
rrin.isiu.il EvjtB'x Km day At
Kaslo, B. C.
Subscription $2.00 Per Annum in Advance���'Advertising Rates .Made
Known on Application.
OCTOBER.
THE BIMETALLIC OUTLOOK.
The man or the newspaper expecting
io dismiss bimetallism as a fad, by the
wave of a band, solo speak, v, ill later
on realize that neither he nor the paper had any conception ofthe hold that.
it lias taken on the world. As William
,1. Bryan has truly said, ''The money
question will never be settled until it is
settled right."
Those who deprecate agitation of
this subject are the ones who fear its
results--the ones who desire to see tbe
suijrlp goldjtandard irrevocably fastened upon tbe people of the world. Agitation never hurt any worthy cause.
Tbe cause that cannot stand it is unworthy.
The failure of President McKlnley's
envoys to persuade Great Britain to
enter an international conference by
no moans disposes of bimetallism. During the discussion attendant upon this
commission's work, the whole subject
has been transferred to a broader
theater of notion, and tbe eyes of the
whole world hnve been directed toward bimetallism. It is a subject that
will stand consideration, and progress
has really been made despite this temporary set-back.
It is considered quite fashionable
among some business men to say, "Oh,
1 do not pretend to know any thing
about the money question. It is too
deep for me. Wiser heads than mine
are unable to fathom It." Such men
should be ashamed of themselves. It
is their duty to study it. It is not a
deep question. Granted that it is a
broad one, but its whole scope centers
aiound the. little formula of supply and
demand whieh it is every one's business to understand. Wise heads may
differ on its application. So thoy do on
tariff and free trade, but that need not
imply that tho fundamental truths of
these topics are out of the reach of the
'mass. It is recognized there that legislation may and doe-- Influence supply
and demand ���then why Dot also with
'the commodity, silvor?
The question of bimetallism will not
down���cannot be downed. Never before in the history of the American republic lias boen witnessed tho spectacle
uf a defeated(?) presidential candidate,
'immediately resuming tho field after
the verdict bad been recorded against
him, and arousing a J much enthusiasm
over the jjreat issue of the contest as
before: aye, greater in many cases,
where the vital issues of the campaign
invades municipal and state elections,
arousing excitement such'as was never
before witnessed any where, if the
nations ef tbe world do not. settle this
question soon, Ihe 1'nited States will
undoubtedly take tlie step in 1900 that
Will settle it.
"1 advertise in tho newspapers because I have found them to bo tbe best
medium. I used to try posters to attract the attention of the public, but I
have loii�� since abandoned them as an
advertising medium."' said John Wan-
amuker in a recent interview. Mr.
Wanamaker is one of the most successful business men in the United States,
and though ho started in without a dollar he has accumulated a fortune that
is worth many millions. He says that
one of tbe pitiat secrets of his success
is that he fully understands' tho "benefits to bo derived from advertising. A
hint from such a good authority'on the
subject of advertising is one that it
would be well for our business men to
beed.
i i)i n.ltiAi. ODXCB0PPXKO8.
We blush for Canada when Lord
Aberdeen, Its governor general, while
receiving an honorary degree from
Princeton, an American university,
has to sit alongside of and bo classified
with Grow Cleveland.
Query: is it a good thing for the
OOUUtry when a newspaper man gets
the Klondike fever? This query Is Bug-
geste.l iiy the report tnat Editor
Thompson of the Truil Crook News Is
planning to head a Klondike party
pexl. spring, via Asheroft.
The News recommends to its friend
of the Sandon Mining .Ueview to put
on his spectacles before criticising
items that native inertia has restrained
him from getting. The News did not
state that Slocan Star stock was quoted
at 85.50, but at 550 per cent of its par
value. ; An hour or so figuring in arithmetic will probably convince the Mining Review man that this was correct.
As to the recentness of the news of the
Slocan's dividend, Instead of being two
month's old it was deelarod during the
'utter half of Septombarand tbe British Columbia News was the firs', inirier
o announce i ���  Try again, neighbor,
1 :',' ', , as aaa :
Ltd., Uf��� London,* England. Tho appointment came from Robt. Ward &
Co., Ltd., of Vancouver and Victoria,
general agents for British Columbia.
This company insures against sickness
or accident and is the oldost'of its kind
in tho world.
T.OCAI.  KKKVITIES.
Bead thc News and then subscribe.
Buy the "Gold Medal" school shoe
at The Crescent.
Wanted- A good solicitor at once.
Apply this ollice.
Some tine diamonds in rings,earrings
etc.. at Strathern'a.
Born, on the 24th inst. to Mr. and
Mrs. G. Carlson, a son.
Lace curtains can be done up nicoly
only at the Steam Laundry.
Strathern tbe jeweler has in a new
lot of clocks.    Prices right.
Read tlie new advertisement and
time card of the steamer Halys.
For perfumes of "Ar.abv the Blest,"
go to Stephenson's.    Read his ad.
Keep warm���buy your underwear of
Tbe Crescent.     New stoek just in.
Good furnished rooms, moderate rent,
over.l.B. Wilson's store,ops.Kaslo hotel.
New effects in rough tweeds and
fancy brocades just in at The Crescent.
Sewing machines. The leading
makes sold by R. Strathern The Jeweler.
(Jet, your woolen goods washed at the
Steam Laundry. We guarantee not to
shrink them.
A very handsome display of late curtains adorns one of Sehl's show windows this week.
H. Giogerich has something new to
toll you this woek. Observe his ad
and see his goods.
Born at- tho Columbia hotel, this
eity on the _5th inst., to the wife oT
James Egan. a daughter.
Attention is ca'led to the advertisement elsewhere of Stephenson &
Becker, the new assay firm.
Read tho new advertisement of Green
Brothers in another column. They
are toeing the mark as usual.
Your Boiled suit or your stained dress
can bo cleaned without damaging tho
material, at the steam laundry.
That Kangaroo calf mountaineer
boot is the favorite among mining mon.
You can see them at the Crescent.
Prospectors, call at J. B. Wilson's
and get your supplies. You will find
everything needed for prospecting.
Dr. W. A, Hendryx of Los Angeles
was in the city again this week in connection with his Slocan mining interests.
S. O. Elkington, the noted flour miller of Qu 'Appelle, was at the Kaslo
this week, accompanied by Mrs. Elkington,
Miss Kale Kelllher has removed her
stenographer's headquarters to the office of Henry Croft, next door to St.
Pancras Inn.
The immense trado in blankets,
sheeting, table linen and toweling convinces The Crescent that their goods
and prices are right.
The Victoria house has furnished
rooms from S8 per month up, with hot
or ''"Id baths free to guests. A avenue
near Fifth street, Kaslo B. C.
W. .1. Goepol of Nelson, government
traveling auditor for the West Koote-
nuy, Is in town. Mr. Goepel was for a
while acting gold commissioner.
For elegantly furnished rooms, wltb
or without board, apply to Mrs. Mc-
Kenzie at tbe cottage, n. w. cor. of Hid
street and A avenue. Fine private
dining room attached, with best of
board at reasonable rates.
G. B. Wright and son of Ainsworth
wers in town last week en route to
Rossland. Mr. Wright reports that
%'is son Charles, en route to Klondike,
Will winter at Telegraph Creek, where
he has government employment.
W. J. Twiss is now manager of the
Kaslo Safe Deposit vaults, the only
one in British Columbia. He is in receipt of inquiries from Victoria, indicating that that city desires to follow
in Kaslo's footsteps as well in this as
in other respects.
W. J. Twiss has recently been appointed distrlot agent for the Ocean
Accident and Guarantee Corporation,
IN  MKMOK1 AM  r.|NKS.
[Tearfully dedicated to the memory
of a young newspaper pian, whose only
claim to fame lay in his getting lost In
the woods, and being brought home by
chartered steamer. His body was
borne to theClubin a dripping winding
sheet, much to the disgust of the peo-
plo of Kaslo, who objected to having a
live corpse carried through the streets.
His friends are learning tho following
dirge, and propose to chant it at his
real funeral if they are over inveigled
into another wild goose chase of this
kind.]
With apologies to "Lily Hale."
"TWcVa (i i'��lni still alglll
And tin, stars slionc bright
On tlio waves of rtootanoe.
When a brainy young wiglit-
Have bis friendi �� fright���
Ho got lost in this wild eountrec.
Refrain:-
Oh, Willie, poor Willie!
Sweet Willie Slei'!
.Now the dickey birds warble
" KiiniKl his little green grave
On the shores of Kootaneo.
As the night drew on
And his grub wus gono
Aud the owls hooted monrnfnlloe:
He dug Hint a grave.
On Ihe mossy green banks���
On the banks of Kootanoe.
Oh, Willie, etc.
Said O'Brien Irauk
With n blankety blank,
"Poor Bill, this will never do.
We'll go dig him up
Anil bury him right
If It takes a steamer and crow."
Oh, Willie, ete.
So they sailed across
With tho Halys' boss
While the wind blew fearfnllee
Anil they pulled him out
Of his little green grave
On the shores of Koutunee.
Oh, Willie, etc.
=ST
POKBSTER'S ENTERTAINMENT.
Reorganization of Court Kaslo, Last
Friday Night.
The reception tendered J. H. Falcou-
er, deputy supreme chief ranger of the
Independent Order of Foresters, last
Friday night at the Kaslo hotel auditorium by Court Kaslo, was largely attended. Alderman G. O. Buchanan
presided. The following program was
presented and highly appreciated:
Piano Solo Miss Wilson
Address G. O. Buchanan
Duet Crookit Bawbee
Mr. Cook and Miss MeCallum.
Solo Excelsior
Mrs. Robinson.
Encore.. ..Green Grow the Rashes, Oh
Address J. H. Falconer
Chairman Bnchanan eulogized Mr.
Falconer and the Order for the progressive spirit they have evinced in
British Columbia and elsewhere.
Mr. Falconer's subject was "The
Aims, Objects and Principles of the I.
O. P.," which he presented well.
Referring to local matters he said:
'���Kuslo should have a local court of
Foresters of ono hundred members,but
has not to exceed thirty. Ainsworth,
near you, started out with nearly sov-
ent.y-five charter members and has
added about ten more. ���
"The order is represented in nearly
every town in British Columbia Where
present indications show a permanent
town is likely to he built. Besides
giving a system of insurance, whieh wo
always say is tbo best system ln the
world for tbe widows and orphans, we
give fraternal and social privileges of
the order, free medical attendance and
medicine and weekly sick benefits."
Mr. Falconer further stated that he
hoped soon again to visit Kaslo and
hoped to see a ladies' uuxilliary ln connection with tbe local court.
John P. Miller, chief rangor of Ainsworth court, made a few remarks saying that lie was thankful that he had
joined tlie ranks of tho I. O. F. and
urged upon those present to become
identified with the order at once.
I lancing was then indulged in for the
remainder of the evening.
Seventy-five Foresters were present
at the Kaslo Court meeting last night,
including twenty-six new applicants
who were initiated into the mysteries
of the order. Owing to pressing business the election and installation of
new officers was postponed tonight
when a full attendance Is requested at
Livingstone's ball.
The Ainsworth court will give a reception and danoe tomorrow night,
The Miner's Friend,
1.
He has plenty of Good
things to wear as well
as to eat.   .   .    .
SEE HL.!
NEW STOCK.
IT IS COMPLETE 1
HE ALSQ CARRIES HIS
USUAL QUANTITY arid
VARIETY of ST A.PLE and
FANCY GROCiiRIES!
H. feni &��
orth
J   Sandon
"What an Elegant/Furniture and Crockery Store," said the Eastern visitor as he
passed, SEHLS Sumptuous Show Windows.
"Yes; SEHL hus the Handsomest Establishment in Kootenay," replied his compan ion.
SEHL'S  MOTTO:
("There Motto too Good for Kaslo!
w
�������� Prices are
All Right, too!
And the FURNITURE is suitable for the
Mansion, the Cottage, or the Cabin.
Ll. J. SEHL,
KASLO.
SANDON.
NELSON.
SMS
RATES $2.50 TO $4.00 PER DAY.
St. Pancras Inn
Dan Shaw, Manager. $       KASLO, B, C.
Fii'3t-Class in Every Department.   Large, Airy Rooms.
Baths,   Electric   Lights. Table Unsurpassed.
Service Up to Date; Bar Splendidly Stocked.
Commercial Traveler's Sample Rooms.
����,<X*X*W�� v s*M�� WH> ��
* Butte Hotel ��
^Restaurant, j
Meals at all hours between 5 a. in. and i) p. m.   Short Ord- J!
ers a Specialty. Business Men's Lunch from 11 :'M a. in. to 7:H0p.m. >">'
D. A. CARR, formerly of Columbia Hotel  Restaurant, south side $$���
Front at., bet. 3rd and 4th, opposite Steamer Landings, Knslo, B.C.
ri$H��HiHft ^-^jHjf i$H$H$H$! _$H$H$H$f ��NhN��JH^
See
f
THE PIONEER
f. e.    f HARDWARE DEALERS*
J& ��� FOR.  ^??
I ARCHER | st0��Ki Cmiteware| I[mB) lyjj Ek|
2T      &  CO,       ^ FRONT STREET, KASLO, B. C. .��
PIANOS!
BELL'S CELEBRATED, FOR SALE!
Miss W. If. Wilson, hie Teacher.
At Mist Llndgreen's, Front it., Kaslo.
MINERS' EXCHANGE HOTEL.
THREE FORKS, B. C.
E. C. WEAVER, : PROPRIETOR.
Clean, Homelike and Comfortable. Barbershop and Baths in Connection.
Free Edison Phonograph. Concert
ever* evening.
W. GRIMMErf,
Jeweler and Optician.
Reco ave,, Sandon, B. C,
g:
_
Only Optician in Kootenay.
EYES TESTED FREE. FROn JAPAN.
.IA1WNESK TVs Hcl��.
Japanese Caps nn,! Bsuceri.
J.U'ANHSE Vanes.
JAPAXKSH Stttjani.
JAPANESEI.acquert',1 Ware.
JAPANESE Trays and Boxes.
JAPANESE Bukett.
JAPANESE Napkin Rings.
JAPANESE Paper Napkins.
Wn have just received a targe uml varied Ktoek of tlie above goods and !>av
marked thin, at reasonable prlees.
Come early and see them as they are
going in.;
Lamont & Young,
|   Books, Stationery, Wall Paper,   |
Kaslo, B. C.
L.
AT THE PLAY.
Excellent Id-iiil it inn of Kose Garland
bv Local Talent.
farm���Tbe
homo���The
residence���
and    Mrs.
An audience that filled nearly every
Inch of space of the Kaslo hotel auditorium, greeted tbe local players last
Tuesday evening in their benelit to the
local fire department, in the play
"Rose Garland." To say that the play
was a great success, would be only to
echo what the town has been ringing
with ever since. Every detail hnd
boen carefully wrought out by the following executive staff: Stage manager,
A. (1. Fraser; master mechanic, .lohn
Rae; master of properties, E, Kin^;
scenic artists. Kearney and Dnlzicl:
head usher, Geo. Keid; general manager,  Hugh   Fletcher.    These   names
together with the cast of characters
and the synopsis of the play appeared
on the unique souvenir programs that
were devised by Manager Fraser and
delicately scented by Druggist Stephenson's incomparable white lilac.
The cast of characters was published
in last week's News, Following is a
synopsis of this pretty rural drama:
Act 1���Camping out in the Adiron-
dacks���In love.
Act   II���Joe   Garland's
wedding.
Act III���.lack  Gordon's
separation.
Act IV���Mrs. Gordon's
Reunited.
As stated before, Mr,
Fraser, although off tho stage and local people, are professionals, and fully
justified the expectations of tho audi-
dience. Mrs. Fraser showed the results
of her former stage experience in sou-
brette parts, as Mollte Jeffries, in the
title role, Rose Garland, the uncouth
but high'spiritcd^country girl who
afterward blossomed out into tbe grand
dame. *
Mr. Eraser's Joe Garland, Hose's
father, was a finely linished bit of acting. The old farmer was depicted in
a way strongly reminiscent of Denman
Thompson's Josh Whiteomb. It was
quiet but forceful throughout, nnd
showed that Mr. Prater, understands
that there may be strength without
rage, or "tearing a passion to tatters."
The humorous and pathetic touoheB
were very deftly laid. Little Marjorie
Fraser In an introduced part sang very
cutely, "Oh, By Gosh."
Ti J. Scanlan as Jack Gordon, the
artist, was a genuine surprise to his
friends. He has a fine conception of
the character and carried it off with
the oaso and effect of a professional.
He never over did it and yet rose fully
to its requirements. His scone with
Rose at tho separation was particularly strpng.
The grotesque parts wero ably carried by Miss J. M. Kearney as Harriet
Watson, the old maid aunt and by A.C.
Burdick as the many titled professor,
with nn empty stomach, an omnivorous appetite and a strong attraction to
the aforesaid Harriet.
Some neat work was also done by
tho youthful lovers, Harry Fairfield and?
Alice Gordon, interpreted respectively
by J- Lucas and M rs. W. Hodder.
Mrs. F. Sutherland aB Mrs. Gordon,
Jack's mother, presented her part with
grace and dignity. Her other son Alf
a somewhat superfluous and effervescent youth, was well taken by Sam
Hunter.
Miss Wilson, pianist, discoursed
sweet music between the acts.
Taken altogether, It was a delightful play. Considering the disadvant-
1 ages under which it was produced���as
for Instance the contracted stage room
���it reflects even greater credit upon
its   participants than   it otherwise
would. The stage, though small was
well equipped. Mr. and Mrs. Fraser
and tbe entire company have the undoubted thanks of the community for
their endeavor to introduce a bit of
drama into Kaslo that would only be
looked for in a metropolis.
The company is requested to reproduce the play in Sandon aud will probably do so, Saturday, Nov. (ith. J. M.
Harris has generously offered free tho
uso of bis lino now hall in the Virginia
block for the occasion.
Tho proceeds of the play here, somo
fM), will after deduction of expenses,
go to the boneiit of the lire department.        	
EXTENDING TELEGRAPH LINES.
Visit of General Manaqer Hosmer and
Tarty of thc C. P. K.
Charles R. Hosmer of Montreal, general manager of tho C. P. R. telegraph
lines, registered at the Kaslo hotel
Wednesday night and left for Slocan
lake yesterday morning. Ho was accompanied by W. J. Camp of Montreal,
chief electrician of the company,and J.
Wilson of Kamloops, local superintendent. In conversation with a News representative, Mr, Hosmer stated that
this is a tour of inspection. It is his
first visit to the Kootenay and he is
very much pleased with the rapid development ofthe country. He said that
our local telegraphic service will soon
be improved by tho practical doubling
of the line from New Denver southward. As soon as the Slocan City railway extension is completed, thero will
then bo practically a parallel line
south to Robson and thence to Rossland via the Columbia & Western
wires.
Mr. Hosmer also statos that his company is taking active steps to get a telegraph lino to the Klondike. He recalled the old effort over .'10 years ago
to reach the old world by Alaska and
liering Straits, which effort was finally
superseded and rendered uselossby the
linal success of tho Atlantic cable.
"The people who dropped over J8,-
1100,000 in that enterprise little thought
that they were preparing tho way for
us," said Mr. Hosmer, "but they wero,
and we shall have the advantage of all
their surveys and memoranda. We expect to roach Dawson City via Asheroft and Telegraph Creek over almost
the idontical route chosen by them.
Did you know that George Konnan,the
noted Siberian writer, made hia first
acquaintance with Russia through this
project? He used to be a telegraph
operator, but has since left us for literature and sociology."
KNt.XIHM CAPITAL HK11K.
Oil*    of    'll,,i,i     Kilters,   I',,,,,,   n   Large
IV lliury Creek Ileal.
Colonel James Domville, of the 8th
Hussars, of St. John's, N. B. and M. P.
for that constituency was in town this
week, accompanied by his wife and
several English capitalists including
Hon. Robt Smith of London, Fngland,
and \. T. Salisbury Jones of the London firm of Salisbury-Jones & Bidwell
mining operators. Colonel Domville
is uncle of Karl Scoville of the government record otlico. The llrst two mentioned have gone on to the coast, but
Mr. Salisbury-Jones acoompanlod by
his local representative L. A. Seowden
has gono up to the head of Woodbury
crook to inspect some properties that
they have recently bonded. Those
properties arc several claims known as
the Swede group, of which more extended notice appears in our mining
records elsewhere. The figure mentioned as the aggregate of the bond is
$80,000. Ferguson & Caldwell are tbe
men who put the deal through. Mr,
Salisbury-Jones expects to start on bis
return trip to London tomorrow, going
from hero via Rovelstoke and the C. P.
II. main line.
Silil'H Furniture nnd I' iiilcrliiMiig store
Just received direct f>-om the manufacturers a carload of low priced furniture, carpets, etc., suitable for hotels:
also, a full line of Undertaker's Sui>-
plies. Mr. J. May, who has had considerable experience in Chicago as a
funoral director, will have charge of
this department. J. J. SEHL,
Kaslo, B. C.
Ilest Eiitlng House In Town.
The Sliver Bell Restaurant on
Fourth street, conducted by Joseph
Dorner is acknowledged to be the best
place in town for a good meal at a
reasonable price. Everything is clean,
well cooked and well served. Try our
superior coffee. Business men's lunch
from 11 to 2; dinner from 5 to 8.
Owing to an accident to Miss La
Dell of the World-LaDell combination
tbe concert announced for tonight at
the Aaslo Hotel auditorium has been
postponed until Nov. 11,1887.
NOTES OP THE SLOCAN.
Genera) Mining and Business Items
of Interest.
It Is estimated that Sandon'. payroll
the coming winter, will be 75 per cent,
greater than that of laBt winter, which
should mean a better business for the
town by 75 per cent.
The Queen Bess >mine, near Three
Forks, is about to start up and will be
shipping soon. It expects to pay its
workmen $3.50 per day without Sunday work,
C. D. Porter has succeeded Frank
Watson as manager of the Arlington,
uear Sloean City.
Preparations are being made for raw-
hiding by a great number of mines that
can not be worked extensively in summer and in another three or four
weeks ore will be coming down from
all directions. TheVpack trains now
average .350 pounds of ore to the animal, while 1,500 pounds can be brought
in over the snow by rawhidiug.
A large block of Reco shares was
bought by members of President Van
Home's party on their recent visit, the
sale being made by J. M. Harris for a
private consideration.
The Eureka mine, near Sproules, is
being actively worked at present.
Three hundred Backs of ore have been
packed down, and sufficient oro to fill
600 more had been taken out of the
mine when last heard from.
The Reco netted nearly $5,000 on a
single car load of ore recently Bhipped
to Omaha.
Operations on tho Charleston mino
are being pushed vigorously, and by
the time there is sufficient snow for
rawbiding it will have everything
roady for regular shipments.
W. L. O'Connell of Sandon has secured a bond on tho Pirate group near
Cody. Eight thousand dollars is said
to be the consideration.
The Sandon Mining Review makes
the following comparison between
mining prosperity and agricultural
prosperity: "At tho present moment
there aro no less than 1,000 miners employed in minus tributary to the town,
which means a pay roll of $3,500 a day,
$105,000 a month, or $7,2(10,000 pot-
year. This is infinitely greater than
tho payment to farmers for wheat at
any point in the Canadian northwest.
In 1887 there were for instance, 1,400,-
000 bushels'of wheat marketed at Brau-
don, Man. the greatest known delivery
at any time at any market in the world
and at 50 cents it netted but $700,000,
or a little more than ohalf of what is
earned by the miners of Sandon in the
same length of time."
D Byrnes & Jones of the Carbonate No.
2, near Sproules, have eight men at
work on their claim. They have laid
tracks and will work a car in the tunnel. They expect to bo shipping by
the time snow Hies.
A meeting of Sandon's citizens to
provide for fire protection was held last
woek at which time it was decided to
proceed at once with the building of a
tiro hall and hose tower, and the purchase of 500 feet of hose to supplement
tho 800 feet now in use. A balance
of $100 from the queen's jubilee celebration has been Increased $800 from
subscriptions and a further sum will be
realized from a fireman's ball, which
will come off in the near future. The
water supply will be derived from 11
double hydrants, with ample pressure
for fire purposes.
Cheap ruRsjeiiger Kates.
Portland to San Francisco via tho O.
R, & N. Company's steamers, cabin,
$5.00; steerage, $2.50, including meals
and berth. Service unexcelled. For
through rates, sailing dates, berth reservations and detailed information,call
on or address H. M. ADAMS, Traveling Passenger and Freight Agent, No.
30 East Columbia avenue, Itossland, B.
0.i or, JAMES WAUGH, Agent I. N.
St T. Co., Kaslo, B. O.
t roll an ,1 <\>���r,-< tlon or j
Of freshest quality may be found at
Chtsholm's Cash Grocery on Front
street, Kaslo. Call and examine and
profit,      	
Dainty unit Fre���ll
Aro the supplies of Jas. Chisholm, the
Cash Grocer on Front street, Kaslo.
See his stock and you will not order
elsewhere.
In the New Government Office.
The local government record office
was moved this week to the new building on A avenue. It is very tastefully
and conveniently arranged and equipped. There is one spacious room for
the records, and private offices off of It
for recorder Keen and his assistant Mr.
Sawyer. The furniture and counters
have a massive, solid appearance that
speaks of stability. The new quarters
are a great improvement over the old.
Read tbe British Columbia News
ft m  , in^A���fcs.
*  *^Hold the Mirror
r
Up to Nature!
When you stand before tho looking-glass,  doesn't some inner
voice whispor toyou to go and see -
McPhail, ^ Tailor,
And make yourself feel like a man, again?   There is where tho
finest and best of suits are made to order for very  littio money.
Or. a largo and fashionable stock of roady made fall and  winter
clothing altered to fit, for even less.
Merchant Tailoring and Gonts'
Furnishings, corner Front and
Fifth streets, Kaslo, B. C.
, ,,/ui..ii��   nivDiou   i>;  no,   1,7,    _v.,i
D. HcPhail,
;*Sksh8h3**$hShH*
*vHvHMfivH$H$_-#,
$$i$$H$H
s_y
#S-_J.~_5
Clothing..
Mackinaws
There is no
doubt that
we have the
largest stock
^^^^^^^^,of BEADY
MADE CLOTHING in town,
from finest Worsteds to Heavier
working clothes���from dress suits
down. Also Mackinaws to fit all
sizes of Men and Purses.    Also,
our usual FALL LINE
of Groceries and Gener
al Merchandise.   Kas
lo, B. C.   Branch store
at Cody, B. C.
GREEN
BROS.
Going to the Klondike?
Not Much I   Kootenay is
Oood Enough for Me
as long as  .   .
Can furnish nie so
reasonably with FOOTWEAR to prospect the Slocan
r~     1       \S  ^S'     Httls, or HARNESS for my mules
���^^N   *   ^^^ to haul or pack down my ore !
Livingston has everything iu the leather line;
Boots, Shoes, Harness and Saddles. Give him a call,
or drop him a line at KASLO, BRITISH COLUMBIA.
Largest and , , The	
BestEquipped    .
Lumbering      (   Kootenay Lake
Saw Mill.
Establishment
In the
Interior of
British
Columbia.
G.0. BUCHANAN,
PROPRIETOR.
0 0 0 0 0
Now Running in All Departments.
Lumber Rough, Sized, Dressed, Matched; Shingles, Laths, Doors, Windows, Mouldings, Brackets, Turned Work, Glass, etc., etc.
On hand and to Order.   Agents in Nelson and Sandon.
*��*#���
��������������
���������*���>
Jl ��l Just a Word
W&Ly About Perfumes.
HO)}' DID YOlTilKM THAT WRITE tlLAOf
Remember that if you have a choice in PERFUMES, just make it known to   	
K. F. Stephenson,
THE DRUGGIST,
And he will satisfy yon.   He has all the POPULAR ODORS, Imported and Domestic.
***��-
I Slocan Cigar Factory, | K0^L^os"f
.^--.rPATRONIZEHOME INDUSTRY.
BUNION MADE GOODS! kaslo, b. c.
tlMmMMIHIIIIM��tMMIMMClMIMie��Vy<MMMMMIMMMIM ��Oe>IOim>W< FRONT STREET, KASLO, BRITISH COLUMBIA.
The Leading Commercial House.
Spec,, Protection Against Fir.   KASLO   HOTEl
Electric Lights!   Electric Bells. ^^ ^^ ^^ ^
The Only Hotel In Town Heated
by Furnaces!   Bath Rooms.
Modern Sanitary Arrangments I
COCKLE & PAPWORTH, Proprietors.
Rates $2.50 and ��3.00 Per Day.
Free Sample Rooms.
U.S. .MINT REPORT.
lntcrcstini) Statistics of (.old ami Silver Production for 180b.
Following is an extract from the recent report of the director of the Uni-
ii-.d States mint:
Tho produot of gol i and silver in the
United Stat '8 for the commercial year
of. 1896 was!   Cold, 853;O88O00i silver. I
coining vain,.,, $76,069)838, ; , I
The value, of the precious metals oin-1
ployed in the Industrial arts In theUui- j
ted States during thc commercial year
ending 1898 was;   Uild, 811,395,984; sib j
ver, *10,2P_,273.
Tbo stock of gold und  silver   in  tho
United States on,July 1, ,1897,   is  estimated to havo been:   ''Cold, $898,270,-
642; silver, $634,609,786;  total,  $1,380,
780,828.
The total metallic stock and un covered paper of the world, compiled from
tho latest reports, Is estimated to have
boon on January 1,1M>7: Hold. $4,859,-
600,000; full legal tender sliver. *:.,(>liV
800,000; limited tender silver, $(152,500.-
000; total metallic stoek.i,$8,0_7,S)00,0fiii:
uncovered paper, $2,609,200,000.! total,
$17,197,100*000.
Tho world's product of (/old and silvor for the calendar year-of iwx, was:
(iold, $804,398,600; silver (eommeroial
value), $109,406,400] silver (coining value). $215,212,700.
The coinage,of ^oldand silvor by the
various countries of the world, so far
as reported, was: Gold. $195,899,617;
silver. $i,",;;,:)9r,,74u.
OCCIDENTAL HOTEL.
E, C. HALL, FropV.
American or European Plan.   Every
thing New and Clean.
MENU.
Sunday Dinner from 4:30 to S:.'!0 p. ni.,
October 81, 1897.
SOUP
Puree of Tomato.        Oyster
PISH
u Boiled Salmon V.gg Sauce
BOILED
Ham Sherry Wine Sauoo
Ox Tongue Pickle Sauce.
ENTREES
I'ricass,' ��� of Mutton with Mushrooms
< lyster Patties la Orome
Aj>|,le Fritters Lemon Sauce
'.KOAST
.Prime Ribs of lloef Brown Gravy
Pork and Apple Sauce
Baked   VTotMg Chicken   with Dressing
SALADS
Lobster Mayonaiss
VEGETABLES.
Boiled or Mashed Potatoes
Hitter Loans      BugarCoro
DESSERT
Baked I ottagt   Pudding, Spice Sauce
Lemon and Green Apple lJios
Raspberry Tart
Fruit, Nuts und Uuisins
Tea ,, Coffee
LAST PASSENGER TRIP.
I*rci(jht Truffle too Heavy for I*as-
seiKiLi' Traffic.
Tomorrow will be the last trip of the
Alberta for the season nn the local passenger run. This run has been u great
convenioneo to people living at lake
points, but tho decrease of travel and
the increased output of ore makos it
necessary for the company to withdraw
this steamer from passonger service.
This applies also to the Bonner's
Kerry  run.
To Hon,l- Milkers.
Kaslo will be a city of homos. Homes
need furniture. Owens & Stevenson,
leading furniture dealers, corner 5th
and Pront streets, Kaslo, can save you
money on all kinds of house furnishings. It will pay you better to buy of
riiem than to ship in your old furniture.
This is also true as to people living in
neighboring towns. Call and inspect
our large, eliolee'and varied stock before making other arrangements.
i.urntnK nf Windsor, Nova Scotia.
Halifax, N. S., Oct, 17.- Historic
Windsor, one of the most beautiful
towns in the province, was devastated
by fire this morning. For six hours,
beginning shortly before 3 a. ni., tbo
fire fanned by a violent north west gale,
raged so fiercely that the local lire de
partment was absolutely helpless to
cope with it. and within half an hour
after Its discovery the mayor began to
call for outside assistance. Long before noon the town had been cater, up
almost, completely, the area covered by
the (lames being nearly a mile square,
Of the 400 or more buildings occupying tho residence and business tee-
tions, barely half a dozen scorched
structures remain.
No Nova Scotia town has over been
visited by a conflagration of such dl-
mentions. Of the 3500 people that inhabited the place, few havo homes of
their own tonight. Over 3000 have
been taken euro of by the residents of
the. surrounding country nnd neigh boring .towns, while tho remainder of the
sufferers havo gone to Halifax or are
sheltered in tents erected on tho vacant lots by a detachment of British
troopf from the garrison.
Tbe loss, all told, is estimated to be
about $3,000,000.
Penniless uml lll��..,,���,'iiK,-,l iiionslik.-r..
Aspen, Col,, Oct. 80.-���Prof. Charles
M. Daggett, for many years a resident
of this city, has returned to Aspeu
from a futile attempt lo roach the
Klondike. He reports hundreds of men,
who a few months ago left for the gold
fields in tbe best spirits, with well-
tilled pocket-books, now returning
heartsick and discouraged, without a
cent in the world.
Of between 0,000 and 10,000 people
who started for the Klondike, less
than 2,000 got over the passes, Prof,
Daggett says their condition is deplorable. Some idea of the mini bei' of men
who aro without means now iu the
country can be gained from the fact
that 26 stowaways were discovered on
tho boat whieh brought the professor
back. 	
C. r. It. KeuuliliiK Toward KuhIo.
John V. Armstrong, secretary of tbe
Nakusp & Sloean branch of tboC.F.R.,
gives public notice that it is tho intention of the Nakusp ft Slocan Railway
Company to apply to the railway committee of the Privy Council,to sanction
the building and construction of a
branch ljne of railway from a point
about one milo east of Three Porks to
Boar Lake, a distance of about 6 miles,
for the purpose of giving increased facilities to business and of transporting
tho products of tho ralnos, and to sanction tho appropriation of the necessary
lands for that purpose undor the compulsory powers vested In the company,
NEW PRESBYTERIAN MINISTER '"':.lmv" ____ ^e0daa,t0"0WI!
Rev. j. G. Duncan, M, A., to Officiate for the Present,
Rev. dames C. Duncan, recently of
Scotland and more recently of Modi-
clmi Hat, N. W. T., officiated at the
Presbyterian church last Sunday morning and evening, and will continue several Sundays. wh,-:i, if the desire between himself and the congregation is
mutual, be may beokme Installed as
permanent, pastor. Mr, Duncan's topio
iu tlie morning was "Thc Christian
Kaoo," founded or, the well known
words from Hebrews, "Laying uoide
every weight and the sin that dolh so
easily beset us,let us ruu with patience
the race set before us." In the evening his topio waB"Splrltual Lethargy",
founded on the text from Kpbesians,
"Awake, thou that sleepeBt."
Kev. Duncan is a man of about middle age, slight physique, :��� rapid talker with a light musical voice. ITo
speaks without notes, and gesticulates
freely. His discourses aro logically
arranged and his treatment ol them is
serious and earnest. He Is a pleasant
mun socially, lie hat a family consisting of a wife and liveehiliirer: whom iie
will bring with him in case he locates
bore permanently.
Idaho *  152,000 T.bm Chance"      no.OOO
Whitewater   .     04,000 .Aim,ine      83,ooo
Bloom Boy, .      26,000|Monltor      n.ooii
Tennis For Sale.
Twelve head   of   good   work horses,
with harness, wagons and   sleds.    In-
���liiiro at this olllce.
Chang*,  of Time  i';ir,l.
'I'lU' last trip thin season on tin- liuiiner's Pel
ry rout,, by tho Steal,ler Albcrla will be on III,,
liili and 7th of November, after which  'bile ll,,'
Bonner's Ferry service will be discontinue,I.
MINING RECORDS.
ORK SHIPMENTS.
l'ollow ing an, tlie ore shipments lor ill
,'ii,tin,.; Oct M, over the Kaslo A; Sloean B
TRANSFERS, ETO,
Out. .U.���Gold oommlMioner. eertlflcato per-
mittlng $1,000 worth of work dona on Lincoln
to apply also on Celebration and Death's Head,
E. v. itliMMiiiield to Jos. Benjamin, ��VS Gecko
and l.ai'ii,,, $1; Harold Ralph t��� I. It. McArtliur,
trustee of Gold Hill's Exploration and Develop
iiu'iit Co., Dodie. tl. Bud Frank R, E, Indrewa
to samo, l-j Ptarmagln, Svengall, Taffy, Marry
England, Muriel and Bump, fi: H. R, Stove] ti,
.,  i 6 Teddy s.., law and Clitcora, si;,;. I),
corbould to same, ���!���', Corona ami Trilby,|1; ll
K. Livingstone to sum', i". Talisman, all In
Duncan river region,
Oot. 88.���3, J. Shea to J. T, o'Hrlcn, I-:i Hati-
iu',,11. Buoklngham and 'liinr.-,,; r. Pyman t���
M. Poirerg, i-i ByChauco Kraotlon.fi,
Oct. 2S.���O. Hondtirson ',, J. v. Martin, '-I
Maltose, MO; memorandum ,,( agreement between .I. M. Mo.ro and Ous�� \V. Koohe re 1 80
Int, in alblon; .1. M, Moore and 1. w. Dow, acting for Thos. McCart to same, 1-Hfl lilt,'lest 111
Albion, il.
Oct. 46. Wm. O'Neill loJ, 11. McArthur, llar-
rlei C, and I-:, Mack Bear and Whlstler| O. G.
Labors��������� io same, l-a Lake View, Uuby, Ureal
Boulder. Crown Hill, Standard, Cuba, irlcle,
rilk. blue Bird, Kiln I., uml Bit; Annie, J1; Sum
Denomie to same. tWI Blue siai a:i,l weal Calumet! B. W, Andorsonto same. Trilby, 4-10 None
:h and 4-8 Mastiff.
JCt. -7.    Johnson A: Nelson l��� I,. A.  Seowllell.
opiion ,,i, Caribou, Norm slope and South
Hope near Woodbur) *i: H. nth .v. Heap to
ante, opiion on Tecumsehsnd rnntia,', near
ame; notice to public by T. I renin iliai he
olalms i-i Interest in lona ami Eurydloeon Tea
���',, A. Came) to 8, Benglo, 1-U Peacock Cop-
t ami Copper Glance on Pry crook, fi.
LOCATIONS.
Oi i. .1.   Ueneral by c. Rossjtar.on Woodburj
root, Stow infraction ami Roao Fraction by A,
II. liu,'h,in>iii in Blue li.ii  camp; Reindeer by
I   .Me,tov, rn  ,,u   Woodbury;   .latum   bv F.    L.
1'ltel, on same; Grant by Donald <ir,im on
same; Delaware fraction'i,r s. Underbill on
same; .Merry England by J. b. Edgar on Howser
lake,
Oot 88.- Mabel T. b> C. Anderson on Id mile
, rk; Howser by .1. II MaeArthur, W, Simpson
anil A. V. Bos?on Bowser lake; Electric bv A,
W, Koss on Hamill; Laird by J. It. MaeArthur
on Uowser lake; Harriet C, hi Wm. O'Neill on
:an," Concentrating by J. n. McArthur on
Hearereek.
Oct. 83. st. Iii'iin.- by A, B. Anderson on
Cooper erk; Jersey by A, R.Heyland noarsame;
Old Man traction bye, P. Tuck, l,. Knaggs and
H. Ralph mar Crescent.
Oot. 38.���Salamander by Christina Johnson
on Canyon creek; Salvator by W. B, Blanch
field near Midge ereek; Cariboo Head by S. ll.
Scan"/near same; Expross hy c, E. Muroland
noarsame; Green Grove by A, und on Wood-
bury [Block Hawk by J. McKay near same;
l.iisi ,'haiiee by K ���sh, \]nn ,-, nm- Co. on South
Fork; Bergi-mian by M. Cmlin on Woodbury.
���Oct. M.-Kaslo by M. Miirililson al head' of
Bouth Fork, beiug a reloeuiion of Standi, nl.
Oct, 27. - Mo locutions recorded.
I'ruoiUI,,. Diiikkii itivor I'ropertl.,..
James McK. Anderson kindly hands
the News somo Interesting notes of tho
following recently located claims near
Duncun rlvur:
The Mable Nora group Is owned by
MeLaughton tt Clinton. It assays in
gold $4.54; in silver, 1552 ozs: and in
copper, (1 4^10 per cent.
Tho above claims are on Hamill or
Grizzly creek, about . miles from Ar-
gonta. Messrs, MeLaughton A Clinton
will put in the winter working on this
group, which consists of the following
named claims: Mablo-Nora. Clinton
and Matilda B. These are all on the
same lead.
II,'Mini,lion
..  .Everett.  .
 Pile l,l��� ..
 Pueblo ..
 Everett. .
 Omaha.
 Kaslo	
 Kaslo	
. ..Kaslo...	
. .Omaha	
Kaslo	
Mine.
Ruth	
Huth    	
Payne 	
Whitewater.. ..
tflloean Star.. ,,
Great Western..
Rest	
Am,,lne	
Washington.   ���
Wonderful	
Total tons	
JConcentrates.
From July 1,1897, to October il, the leading
mines of the .sloean region have shipped ever
the Kaslo .1 Sloean Railway for water transportation from Kaslu, as follows:
week
y:
Tons.
io:>
30
4.",0
.16*
. 90
. 16
. f,
IS
. _5
18
.wis
Mine.
Payne	
Ruth	
Whitewater
Slocan War'
Noble Five*	
Washington*.
Great Western	
Ramblcr-I arllsio
Ihex	
Tons. Mil,,'.
8,883 Surprise	
. H,8fXI Sloean hoy	
l,��*Aj��\     	
.   570 Wonderful. ..
830 American Boy..
444!Rod Fox	
Hl.!Aiitnlne	
185 Freddie tee. ...
lu, <;,���i,lcuoiii,'h...  .
Best	
Tons
US
7*��
42
42
29
80
SI
HI
18
47
Miil'hco Acquitted.
J. M. McPhee was unanimously acquitted last week at Nelson of the
charge of forgery, the jury being out
only 20,minutes. The forgery charged
was the signing of tho names of a number of prominent men to an attack on
Kecorder Keon and sending it to the
government officials last spring.
To the Ladles.
Send ten cents to Womankind, Springfield,
Ohio, U. 8. A., and receive Womanklml.a handsome home magaslne for three months and a
freecopyof tho Womankind Cook Book. You
will be pleased with both tho paper and book.
��� concentrates.
The (allowing   is  a staleiueut  of ore shlf
incut), oyer the Nakusp ii Klocan branch of II,
C. r. R. from Sandon, Three   Forks   and   Rom'
liery since July 1st, nut Included In the foregoing.    All was shipped 10 Omaha.
Mine. Tons.[.lino. Ton
(Idaho     7S0 Itneo       847
(Sloean star  I.Uio!Enterprise      lop
(Concentrates.
META1 QUOTATIONS,
Now York, (let  33.���Silver, _M0.
Copper���Easy! brokers' price, ���10.S7'_(*U.
Lead���Firmer (brokers' price, (>;i.S7 1-. ;exehaiij,'f
88.9,,.
WEEKLY STOCK QUOTATIONS.
Following is a table of the leading  stocked
mining companies of thc Slocan and Alnaworlh
minim: divisions:
Companies.
Payne	
Sloean Star.
Ruth	
Re.
Noble Five	
Washington	
Rambler-Cariboo.
fiurprlso	
Goodenuugh	
Great Western	
.'ackson(North'nHcll)
Amerieau Boy	
Kaslo-Monte.uma.
Dardanelles	
, 1 ibson  	
Wonderful	
ihex.	
at.Kcverne	
Idler .-	
London Hill	
Black Diamond...
Defile	
Ellen	
McLeod
No. of
.shares
1 .ooo.oooi
1,000,0(10
120,0001
1,000,0001
1,200,0001
1,000,,IOO
l.OOOJJOO
328,000
soo.ooo
KOO.OOO
1,000,000
1,000,000
),;MI,000
1,0011,000
��50,(KHI
1,000,009
noo.ooo
1,000,000
1.000,000
000,0001
1,200,000
7f>lllIX��i
1,000,000
1,000,000
Par    Market
1 Value   Value
12.80
.80
Jt]
fl.OO
1.00
1.00
1.00
1.00
LOU
.301
1.00
1.00!
1.001
l.OOl
1.001
1.00
.28
LOO
LOO
M
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1.0,1
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1.00
2
82.28
'.its
.38
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t
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.16
.15
.11
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JNo stoek on the market.
Of ihe foregoing, the following have paid dividends as follows:
Payne'"" .V.T^Vw.O^ ~~40,000
Hlooan Star....    400,000 Goodcnough... "���.m
Ruth     '.00,000 Washington... 20,000
Reco     l.r>7,800|Jackson  20,000
Hambler-Csrl..     40,000 Surprise ��� 20,000
Besides the foregoing, other mines, unstoek-
D, 1! young 0. the Sloean Ciiy
News was iii town yesterday buynd
homeward after several weeks absonco
in ilie coast cities.
Square ueniinK
Is what has built up the mercantile
house of .1. B, Wilson to its present important position In K'islo. A large
stock of groceries, crockery and tiard-
waic Bolected with care and bold on
business principles, has brought successful results.
Cottages For Ki 111 Or Sale.
Turner & Brydon, Builders.on Front
street, nave nard - linished cottages,
or unfurnished rooms,centrally located,
(or rent or sale, 'i'liey will also bujdd
to order. See t.Uem at their ollice in the
News building, Front St., Kaslo, 11. C.
See the Pioneer (irorer
And general merchant, I. K. Wilson,
fo" anything yon need in the housekeeping line. His stoek is complete a��d
lirst class. A fine Line of crockery and
glassware Is also carried. Front street,
opposite the Kaslo Hotel,
CERTIFICATES OF IMPROVEMENT.
���""Oct. 21 ���t'riMins by A. E. f.indberg; Noon
Hour byG. Johnson; Black Diamond by Thos
McGoveru; Blue Grouse bv 1>. Gilchrist, Morning Star ami Maggie hy S. A. Sodurgreeii.
Ort. 88.���Wake Cp jfm by It. M. keiivon; Red
Star hy Geo, Brine; Alma bv K. E. Shea.
Oct. 'if. -No. sby 1. M. Kiiiglit.
Oct. 86.���Welaka hy w. It. wlnslcad.
Oct.27.���Crown by Leander  Shaw;   Minerva
by C, A. I'm berg.
Furniture Clearance Sale.
D. McArthur & Co. have decided to
clobe out their Kaslo store and will
hereafter transact their Slocan trade
from the head bouse al Nolson. The
ilrm conclude that it would pay hotter
to sell out at cost than to ship
back to Nelson and will consequently push sales here as long as the
stock lasts. This is a first class chance
for bargains In furniture.
im lit tisi;p> 1. ki 1 'Kit i.isr.
Following Is the list of letters remaining un
called for in tho Ka��l��� Postufflcc since the last
list published over date of Oat, 20, ihh7:
Anderson, J. Allen,.lake
Baruner, elms. Itiirlt, <i. K.
Black, James Brown, W. J.
Raiim, Willie 1>. Chirke, Will
Pniler, Robert Eriekson, A. G.
Evnns, Richard l-'iaser, John
Eraser, Harry Falconer, John M.
Galleyse, A. C, Green, Miss Maud
Pleas, HMiry Kendall, J. (1.
Law lencc, Alex I.angllle, Armotid It.
I������', M E. Mathews, chas.
Mowatt, P. McGregor, Angus
Mcl'arlane, T. R. MeGraw, Daniel
.Mclx'llan. Walters. Northev, L. II.
O'Donnell, Peter O'llare, Jim
Oliver, Robt. Pushec, George
Parret, Frank Peterson, Joseph
Rufulo, Alexander Rayuor, Mrs. Annie
Read, A. B. Raunulls, W. C.
StaflnCd, Fred Randors, D. B.
Stevens, Nellie While, W. C.
Welsh,T. E. Weatherwax, W. W.
Warren, Shi.
S. H. GREEN, Postmaster
Kaslo, B. C, Oct. 27,1897.
New Store and Warehouse.
Neeland & Gibbon, grain dealers,aro
finishing a warehouse on Front street
just below the News offloe. J. Turner
is the contractor. The warehouse is
25x40 feot, one story high. Mr. Turner
has also begun in front of it for the
same parties, Hush with the sidewalk,
another building of two stories and
basement, 25x35, for store and rooming purposes. It will bo complete by
Doc. 1st and will cost altogether about
11,800.
W. 11. Winstoad the Whitewater
mine operator was in town this week
on his return from Spokane.
LEGAL ADVERTISEMENTS.
/CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS NOTICE.
V^ Bo ,my nil,1 Illinois .Mineral claims, situate In t1 I ini worth Mil ,.'.,; Division of West
Kootenay District. Where located-on the bill
u l���, ut 1', mih'.s west of A iii.-,101 ih. an, I about 'i,
mil, soiithAi bs! ',f the mouth of woodbury eric.
Take notice dial I, 8. P. Tuck, actingas agent
(ot 1. E. Fisher, Erot Ulaer'i Curtiflcato Nd.gl,.
STL Intend, sixty days from the date hereof, to
appl) to ihe Mining Record) r for certificates of
Improvomenfa, forthe ptirrmse of obtaining
Crown Grants oJ tho nisivccUirus.
And further faki   notice t.;,il action, under
section ;17, most |���, eomni',1, I Ix'fnrc the Is-
suance,,' such Certificates ,,, Improvements,
Dated this 27th day ol August,IfW.
S. P. TUCK. Agent.
ritwrmc 11 s oflmprovbmentsnotice.
V. J.my.Mineiiil Claim.sltaate iu ibeAlnsworth
Mining Division of Wosl K,h,i. uny District,
Where located: On Ihe wesl side of k'ootc-
nay nik,' Joining the wesl aide line ol the Spokane and coincident with ilie same.
Take notice that I, S. P. ruck, Free Miner's
Certificate No 1)7,883, acting as agent for s. R.
WlngatOs Free Miner's Cerlitieale No. ���M.'.tlA, Intend, sixty days from the date hereof, ta apply
lo the Mining Recorder for a I'ertilicste of ini-
nroveuieiils, for ihe eurpOM of obtaliiiug a
urown cFjint ,,f the above qltdm.
Ami iintl.i.r Ink,: notice that action. I'loler
section 87, must bo nomm need bi-Iore ie i��-
s 1111 lie of such crilHeatc of tmproieiuei.t-.
Dated this 18th day of October, im>7.
(lERTIFtCATE OFIMI'ROVEMENTS'KOTICE.
j King SolomOU MiuiTiil I'laim situate in
the Ainsworth Mining Division of West i; nolens v I,I-i ,'l, t.
Where local,',!: 0,1 the west side ol Kootenai' lake In the vicinity o( Loou lake.
Take notice that L S. I'. Tuck, Free Miner's
Certificate No.97,883, acting al Stunt for The
KingiSuiomon -onsolldatou Mining Company.
Free Miner's Certificate \'o. OT.MJ, Intend, sixty
days from the date iiereoi, to apply to the Mining Recorder for aCci lifl, ,tte ol lmproveiuents,
for the purpose of obtaining 11 Crown grant of
the above claim.
And further take notice that lotion,* under
section ;.',', must be commenced before the Issuance of such Certificate ol Improvements.
Dated this 21st ,h,y of October, 18Vr.
INLAND NAVIGATION
AND
G CO.
For Jlouuer's Ferry and
Way Points on Kootenay
l.ttko and River   ....
CAPT. \V. .1. KANE,
Will mako Round Trip Eaoh Week on
the following
TIME CARD :
South Bound-
Leave Kaslo, Tuesday at (i a. m.
Arrive at Ainsworth at 7:!!0 a. m.
Arrive at Pilot Hay at 8:.'!0 a. m.
Arrive at Balfour at 0:80 a. m.
Arrive at Sanea 11 noon.
Arrive at Goat Kiver at 3 p. m.
Arrive at Port Hill at 5:30 p. m.
Arrive at Bonner's Ferry, Wednesday at 12 noon.
North Bound-
Leave Bonner's Ferry Friday % a. m.
Arrive nt Port Hill at 12 noon.
Arrive at Goat River at 2p. m.
Arrive at Sanca at 5 p. m.
Arrive at Balfour at 7:30.
Arriee at Pilot Bay at 8:30.
Arrive at Ainsworth at 0:30.
Arrive at Kaslo at 11 p. ni.
For passenger or freight transportation apply onboard.
Special excursion from Kaslo to Lardo and Argenla at north end of lake'
every Sunday at noon.
THF. HALYS may be chartered for
Jobbing trade to lake points from Kaslo, on Saturdays and Mondays.

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