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If You See it in the ,<
NEWS It is True.
XO. 1.1
History Dates Rack to 1825���Hudson
Senator Hearst, the Ainsworlhs ami Dr. Hendryx, Successive Owners���The
Sproule Tragedy.
[Written tor the B.C. Nows by Riiiida'l H.Kemp]
Doubtless tmt n small percentage of
tho people iniw rolling on or Deal
Kootenay lake know the real history of
tho Blue Boll mine, located on the BMl
shoro of the hike  twolvo   miles  south
of i'i n -In.
Both thrilling oad tragic events have
been interwoven with the life of this
great property Bines It first came un*
dor the eye of man, that, if written up
in full detail. It. would undoubtedly appear more like a romance evolved from
the braintof .1 novelist thun a record of
Discovered Iiy :. Scutch ts.itmitst.
David Douglas,  a  Scotch   botanist,
wlio explored tho shores uml slopes (f
Kootenay lake in the year 1826. a iai Ij
turei' quartan of a century ago, s ir*
ln^*'jjeclmens of flora and fauna  i   I e
fust white iniiu  on   record   who aver
noticed tlie inn,.i": I- Out-crop of  thin
great vein.   An far as data oan  be obtained, this Is the oldest dl n ovi i
mine in tit.i   PaolHd    s'orthwi st,    '
Douglas was not a prospector, Jiowi .
and simply alluded to the dleooverj
his notes on the country.
llud.em's Hit > ll'iutcrsiiMiike l<nl|i-l��'l lie ic
Later the Hudson's Hay attacheer,
wlili roamed over this section in quest
of furs, made bullets for their 'Mm- lock
miiHkuts from the surface ores of tlie
A couple of years since, sevei al drills
were found which these old time rosi-
donts had used In their tttve m ith-
od of mining:.
After tho Hudson's Bay trappers had
so exhausted their resources by killing
and trapping such quantities of fur
bearing animals that then was no
farther profit it he business in these
wilds, : i.e y left I he c mntry; bul the
Bill* Bell mino, with it h exposed and
! idden wealth, like the overlai li g
mountains which Bui*round it ramaim d
ti make more history mid eventually to
give up its treasures tor the use of
I ruin the lime- of the Hudson's May
exodus, up until about a quarter of a
oentury ago, there is no record of ihe
mine. Possibly no human eye except
that of a passing Siwaeh, in 'hia t .irk
oanoc, gazed on the large bodies of
glistening-galena or brown oxide-' c\-
pi is I,
���e-el'iloe   ll.,i.i..|   I ll s',.-! .n.it.'M.
However, between 18   and   'I'1  years
ago, ilii! lute Senator George Hearst of
California, whose son is now tin'head
of the San Prenolsco I Examine ' and the
No.v   York   sloiint,,',   was   one of the
prominent mining men of California
Ho hud prospectors out, exploring for
mineral lu innny out of tho way placer.
Ono of his nomadic searchers wandered
to Kootenay lake, and like David Doug*
Ins, a half century boforo,li��cainu upon
thoout-erop of the Blue Hell lode.
So Impressed was this prospector
with thc immensity of his find that ho
sent back to Mr. Hearst, such a glow-
ing account of it that Mr. Hearst resolved to pay the claim a visit of inspection.
In that early day Mr. Hearst traveled from San Francisco to Walla
Walla, Wash., mostly by water.thonco
overland via Pt. Cotville to tho Little
Dalles on tho Columbia; from this
point to the mouth of tho Kootenay, up
the swift waters of the Columbia by
row boat; from tbe Columbia to a point
about where Kelson now etauds. This
last twenty-eight miles was made on
foot. A row boat was built near the
lower ond of the outlet, or west arm of
Kootenay lake, and the journey to the
mine made by that slow and laborious
the surface showing, but being a man
with very practical ideas, he llrst desired to thoroughly test the value of
tho ores.
The ruins of a crude furnace, of the
Scotch hearth pattern, which Sonator
Ilonrst built with his own hands, can
bo seen to this day near tho mino. In
this small furnace the Senator smelted
a quantity of the ore to bullion which
was tested for its value, as he had
brought ft small assay outfit with him.
At that time tho improbability of a
transcontinental railway this far north
and the remoteness of any possibility of
transportation being at hand for a nett*
tttry or more, combined with the low-
ness Of the grade of the bullion, caused
Mr. Hearst to ubunitnu all hopes of
over working the property to a profits
Consequently he returned to tho golden state and the Blue Hell was again
relegatod to obscurity.
Arrlvill e>r Ihc Aliiswuiibs.
following Senator Heart, about ths
year 1880,came thn Ainswiii'llis of Port*
land, Oregon. These gentlemen bad
designs on the Blue Bell as well as on
a large slice of this portion of Her
Niij usty's domain.
In compensation for building a proposed railway connecting tlie Columbia
river with navigable waier on Kootenay lake, they, among other oonsidera
tions were ' hair a bl(X k of land : i:
miles square embracing the Hot
Ip legs at what Is now tne town of
A insworth.
They acquired the Kootenay Chief,
'in- siuitiii'in extension of the Blue
Boll, a property which they own to
this day. Tbelr rallwnj soheme finally foil through., but ihey retained
the townsite whieh bears their name.
claimed thai the i.ii ��� won he had
-'I stiong a desire to own tin Blue Bell
that it led up to the tragedy whieh
caused tbe Hrst blood spilling on laku
Tins !s|,reHili' 1 rugeily.
AI he time the Ainsworlhs were Op
eratlng here, Robert E, Sproule was In
possession of tbe B)ua Belli  it  being
lie who located it and gave it I he name
it bears today.
Mr. Sproule hud held the claim for
several years but at that timo the lode
olalms were held by the same laws as
tho placers are today, J, e,, the owner
must bo on them every 7_ hours except
luring tbe closed season, During an
enforced absence, when Mr. Sproule
returned he found that Thomas Ham*
rail was ln possession, presumably for
the, Alnsworths, as Hnramtl was an em*
iild.veo eif theirs.
One day in tbo spring of 1886 Thos.
Ffammii was found ln a dying condl
i.i. a on one of the' dumps of tho claim.
A bullet had entered his body under
the loft, arm and came out above the
right hip. So near death was lie when
found that he could giro no account of
how it occurred.
For this shooting Mr. Sproule was
arrested und afterward tried at Vic*
loria. The case at the- tim. became
in International affair as Mr. Sproule
,vu. ii I'uitei! States oitlsen, yeit all
IttemptS tei save; liim were of no mail
as ho was convicted on circumstantial
evidence alono, and he was hanged at
Victoria iu the summer of 1S8I>.
Dr. Ile-iiilry* Invents.
Previous to the death of llitiinnil.
Dr.  W. A   Hendryx, in the interests
of a Connecticut company had begun to
negotiate for the Blue Bell uud finally
completed the purchase,   Toreaob the
mini) from llonner's Kerry, l)r. lleti-
iti'.e \ planed the first stoam bouts on
theso waters. First tho lllue He'll.
whloh was soon moved to Bake Pond
il'i irellle. In Idaho, and afterward
burned at Hope; then tho Surtft.se, a
tug now owned by ihe Davles-Sayward
Saw .Mill Co. of Pilot Bay, and 'la.-th
the (lalena, whose wiirn out hulk DOW
lies beached and abandoned at the an*
trance to Kaslo bay.
The old mine ls still owned praotlo-
ully by tlie same parties for whom Dr.
Hendryx purchased it. In May, 1880,
the writer lirst visited tho propi rtj
and was tskon through a cross cut 120
feet below tho surface which showed
a body of oro 811 feet and il laches
Thousands of tons of oro have Since
beerl mined from this monstrous vein
which 1ms gone through tho concentrator and smelting furnaces at Piloi
It is claimed by the advocates of r.n
import duty on lead, that were Canadian lead protected the same as that
of tho United States, the old Blue
Bell would now be furnishing hundreds of men with employment.
Pew realize the importance that this
old mine has been to Kootenay. It was
really the lirst that attracted attention
to KOOtenaylake. It was known long
before a location was made elsewhere,
even at the cam)) of Ainsworth across
tho lake from it.
It was on its account navigation of
theso waters was first attempted and is
really tho cause of prospectors flocking
hither who afterwards branched out in
all directions, discovering the Slocan,
Kaslo's Board of TradeEiiilorsesKet-
['resident Buchanan's Letter o
Duly-Mo Delegate t
Ottawa Soon.
.\n important mooting of the Kaslo
Board of Trade was hold last Monday,
called for the purpose m' tending moral
support to U. I'. Corbin in his fight at.
Ottawa to securo a charter for a railway up tin.' Kettle river Into the Boundary country. Resolutions wore unanimously passed as embodied in the petition below that was wired to Mr. linstock. Btrongly directing from the resolution of tho llritish Columbia Legislature and agreeing with ih>' r .solutions of the Bosslaii.l and ..
Boards of Trade.
Tho following wero present at tiie
meeting! President G. O. Buchanan,
Secretary Qeo. E. Martin. Robt, Irving, M. 10. Buok, D. J. Young, \V. Allison, .\. T, Oarlandj W. J. Tw I bi leo
P. Kane, A. C. Bui'dick. J. \V. Oocl le,
A.. Lucas, A, Wi Qoodenough, w. P.
Dickson, I). W. King, . . P. Tuok and
s. !���:. DeRackin.'
| lonsidei able dlsoui ioi ���'��� a - Indi ��� d
in and the editor of the Kootai
found himself placed in rather au em-
iiarir ilng i ositloc on account of i V" p.
niisii.'i that he had displayed to tlie
00rbin road lie fore too Victoria Board
of Trade.
The following is tlie petition as Wired
tn Mr. Bostoek ami t he -n I .joined letter
from President Buchanan accom*
pauied il:
Kaslo, B, c, Maroh 28, 1898.
Hewitt BOStOCk, M. P.,
Ottawa. Ontai to:
Vein are hereby requested  to present
the following petition:
To the Honorable  the Speaker and
Members of the House of Commons
of Canada, the petition of the Kaslo Board of Trade respectfully
shewed h:���
That your petitioner, the said Board
of Trade, strongly dissents from the
resolution of the legislature of British
Columbia In regard to the application
of tho Kettle Hi, r Valley Ry, Co. for
a charter to construct a railway crossing the International boundary.
The Kaslo Board of Trade desires to
express its accord with thu resolutions
nt the Boards of Trade of tfelsoc, Rossland apd other Interior towns, whloh
have already been forwarded, and re-
���peotfully pray that tho Dominiim Parliament will grant the charter applied
for by the Kettle River Valley Ry. Co.
(Signed)   O. o. Buchanan,
1'resident Kaslo Board of Trade.
'Signed)    lil.n. I'. Mahtin",
Like his prospector,  Mr. Hearst was I TrailCreek, tbo mines of Kast i-ooto
much Impressed with the immensity of J nay, etc., etc.
KaslO, It. ('..  March 88, 1898.
Hewitt Bostoek, B��q., Ms P.,
Ottawa, Ontario:
Deal' Sir I enclose herewith copy
Of petition of the Kaslo Board ef Trade
U) the Speaker and I louso ofCommons,
as wired lo you today.
At the instance of Mr. Irvini; of the
Kaslo & Blooan Ky., a special meeting
of tho Board of Trade was called today
to consider tho question. Both sides
of tho case were taken Into considet a-
tion nnd a resolution embodying the
substance of this petition was carried
Remembering the struggle we had in
former years to secure the right for the
Nelson & Port Sheppard to come in.
and appreciating tbe immense value of
that road to Kootenay, we tiro willing
to speak a word for a sister community
now opposed In Its wishes by the same
influence and on the same ground that,
we were opposed then.
Of course we are anxious that provision should bo made for advantageous
P. R,, to complete at the earliest possible moment their connection into thc
Boundary country.
Yours Faithfully,
G. O. Buchanan,
President Kaslo Board of Trade.
President Buoliftnen'i Letters
At a meeting; of the Kaslo Board of
Trade held recently, Messrs. Buchanan
and Lucas, delegates to Victoria, made
a report substantially as outlined in a
previous issuo of the News, which was
received with the thanks of the Hoard.
The following letter sent out in circular form to various boards of trade, by
President Buchanan, regarding assisting tho mines and smelters by an import duty on lead and its products, was
To Tin: President or the Board of
Siu,- Tho United States tariff law,
known as tbe Dingley bill, increased
the duty upon the lead contents of ore
going into that, country, from S of one
cent per pound, to H cuts, .'ind the
duty upon lead bullion from li cents
per pound to 2j cents.
For a time tlie additional burden
ilnts Imposed upon British Columbia
ores marketed in the (Jolted State's,
win- offset by a considerable Increase
in tlie price of lead: but iii is ml vantage
lias now been lust. The price lias returned to its former tow level of about
13.60 per 100 pounds, and as a consequence several of the low grade mines
of Kootenay have suspend id operations,
nnd all mines of silver lead ores experience diminished profits.
The discriminatory duty against lead
iu bullion Is so heavy tbat lead smelting has entirely oeased In British Columbia, and Is not likely, under pre n '.;
conditions, to be n    . Tho Indus
try of mining silver-lead ere, is one
thai bii - been touching the million
dollar per month mark In Kooti nnj.
with the prospeol oi great expansion,
tt ranks amongst the great Industries
of ( neiui:!. and Is entitled to any a   i
in. nl recognition whloh the lumber
industry   or  the iron   Industry could
ll Is alleged by Ihd.se-connected with
'die   smelting     busbies,    thnt    such
!��� ��� '  ! 'r.nadiai.   tariff, Upon
lead and its products, as would make
it uniform with the United States tariff,
would preserve to Canadian smelters a
home market, equal to more than the
present output of lead, nml would Save
tei Canada tho money which we new
pay to havo our lead smelted, relined.
oorrodod and otherwise manufactured
abroad. It is also stated that markets
other than United States can bo lound
for any surplus manufactured lead.
whloh might, in the future, tcoumulate.
The cooperation of boards of tradi
mi British Columbia is Bought with the
ibjoct of bringing the facts uf the case
and such conclusions as the board of
(rude may formulate, before the depart
moots of finance and of Trade and
Commei i a at i ittawa.
The specific lines of action that
might be suggested are' as follows:
1st, Tbat a scale of duties upon lead,
and lood produoi i, similar to Hint In
effect In the United States, should be
iduptod by the parliament of Canada,
men seals' to come Into operation upon
proclamation of the Governor-General'
ni-( lounoil.
I, That it be !���"!��� amended to the
parliament of Canada, that a umnmls*
Mnn i. ��� appoii ted in i nquiro as to the
possibility ' f finding b rnorkel - > ������-. I
(or i tanacfiac ieed. su b commie ilou lo
report bofort tbe next lessloh of parliament. Very truly yours,
(J. (>   BUCHA.N >....
President Kaslo Board oi Trade.
A committee consisting of Messrs,
Buchanan, Martin. Qerrard and Moore
Here appointed to further elaborate tho
idea and suggest ways and means
whereby the government may b I
the lead mining and n ell li bu
This oommlttee has Its reportinoour e
of preparation and  has alread)   held
svi ,���;.! Informal oonferonoes.
Th.- subjects .'��� I ioi ilniOsS aid tor the
Kaslo-lsitrilii-liiiii-'uii   Ry.   and   public
buildings for Kaslu werooothdlscu ��� ������
and tho following re.-.dh'.tion covering
the entire field was p'e-:.e)(i:
Resolved, That for the puroose of
bringing to the attention of the Domic
Ion government the needs of the city of
Kaslo and Its vicinity, as regards, 1st.
aid lo tho Kaslo-l.ardo-Uuncan Ry,; Id,
a Dominion buildlog for the accommodation of the postuilice and customs service! ;'d* such modifications of the tariff
affecting lead and its products as will
facilitate the establishment of smelters
and refineries, and the treatment and
marketing at home of our own Ores���a
special delegate should bo sent from
Kaslo to present these and other wants
of the city nt Ottawa during the present session of parliament.
Rossland Wants Crow's Nesl Ily, Direct, From Kuskonook.
Vice-Fresident Shaughnessy Askt-d to Side-Traok
Nelson for ;i Shorter and littler Route West.
Rossland and Trail aro both working to j'ut more direct communication
ivltb Kootenay lake than that via Nelson. The plan is to have the (.'row's
.Ve^t road to run southwest from Kuskonook to Trail. The folh wing resolution has been unanimously adopted
and forwarded to Vice-President
At b largely attended meeting ol tho
councils of 11 e Boards of T - Is ol Trail
and Rossland, held at Rossland, ihi>
_iith day of March, 1898,the question wns
discussed of calling theattectlon of tho
''.!'. U. tn the route from the foot of
Kootenay lake, up Summit croek over
the divide through a low pass to the
headwaters of Sheep creek to the Salmon rivor.then to Columbia river,crossing it at Rock island, then to I lie'frail
-im lie'!', connecting with tbe Robson s^
i 'enttcton. Ity.
'rile* best Information which the
members ol the respeotlv)e Boards of
Trade could obt.iiu was that such u
route was perfectly feasible anil mat a
fair grade could be obtained.
Thai the development work going
pn in tbe Ymir, North Kork and Salmon districts lias proved these dis-
tsficts to be among tho rlohi I wuth-
ern llritish Columbia; tbat tlie Porto
ilieo, Ymir, Uitinjec. Tomarac, Second
Relief and other properties lo that dls
t.'h't have bod sufficient development
done upon them to bring into sight a
large amount uf ore which would furnish tonnage for such a railway and for
the Trail smelters
It would furnish a large tonnage to
the railway over tho whole length of
sueb ie line.   The' adoption ol this route
would at least divide with tho Nelson
& Fori Sheppard Hy. the freight am!
passenger traffic of this large and Increasing district which now Is entirely
in the hands of that railway.
The joint Boards therefore urge and
request tho Canadian Pacific Ry. to
make the n tcassary surveys to ascertain ihe feasibility of this route, ami II
'mind tei b. gueh, that it adopt it as a
pari of the (few's Nest Pass Ry., and
we pledge iho Canadian Paoino I'.v.
am assistance In every way in our
power to obtain the required legists*
Moo to sanction suoh change, ll mob is
found necessary,
J. B. Mi'.s BTHUB,
President Rossland Board ofTiadju.
B, s. Toppd d,
President Trail Board of Trade
Hlntstcr Hluir und Mr. Bostock huili
Support It.
Toronto, Oi I., March L'n. The rail-
wuy oommlttee at Ottawa  postponed
he M>ie' do ( orbln's ECi Wis \ uii.-y Rj
bill today, The data is nol Bx< d, I'.iair.
minister of railways, came out In -r
eei th bl !. and it will probably t��e
pat iednow. Resolutions in favor of
the Wll were read from Qoeowood City,
Oread Porks, Rossland, iVelson and
Kaslo. Mr. BoMook, M. P., from N'a!<i
and Cariboo, supported the bill In a
strong speech.
Ottawa, Ont., March 28.: i.i spite ol
the Canadian Pacific railroad's opposition, the Kettle Kiter railroad will
probably cot its charter. At the last
mooting of tho railroad committee, op-
poSltlon to the uharter was generally
condemned. Mr. Blair, minister of
railways and canals, said he has visited the Boundary creek district and
could testify to its great wealth as a
mining country. There was uo part of
Canada that had as valu.ible mineral
wealth. Ho, for oue, was not prepared
to refuse to grant such a charter.There
would bo business for both the Kettle
Rivor road and the C. P. R.
J. Ross Robertson of Toronto was not
prepared to si at the feet if Sir Wm.
Van  Home  ti  learn patriotism.   I-I
Storcnittceiii Entertainment.
The Salvation Army announces a
stereopticon service under the management of Adjutant .1 W. Hay of Spo-1 have little faith in their spoken prom-
rates over Corbin's road to B.C. points,' kane at the Presbyterian church next ises," ho said,"and their written prom-
aud wo are also in favor of every on- Tuesday evening. A small admission ' ises are none too good, i will vote for
OJUrsgemont being extended to the C.  foe will be charged. j the charter."
ifWiiii'iiiMrtiW*1' ^ Timely Topics. 3
A promoter mimed Small wants tnr
organize a peanut combine in yirglula.
When the good man dies the tears
are shed which he in life prevented
from flowing.
The bows of the North American Indians were usually made from a species
��f osage orange.
There is every reason lo liellcve that
the only insect found in tlie Importations of American fruits Into Germany
Is the humbugs
This (senium embargo on American
fruits simply shows that the Kaiser hah
never had an opportunity lo sample a
Georgia Watermelons
A Boston physician says a certain
amount of tight-lacing ls beneficial.
The fault is the ladies don't know
where lo draw Ihe line.
Paper horseshoes are said to last
longer than those made of metals
YA'liy not paper harness'.' Horses wearing paper collars may yet ornament our
.lust Imagine the fun Buttle Zola can
have witli Ihc publishers nfier this
cruel Paris trial is over. Write fur 60
francs a word? ltn-pos-ee-blc: Also,
pn Helen!
Thc Cleveland Leader has discovered
a new word. 11 says I hul "In Philadelphia people who have 1ml fast lives
and Ihen reformed are called 'ginks.'"
This statement seems to refute itself.
Scotch whisky is really s remarkable
product Of the 28,000,000 gallons made
in Scotland lust year BO.008.000 were
consumed al home. 80,000,000 sent to
England and BO.000,000 shipped tu this
The Canadian Government bus imposed a tn* nf i wn dollars a gallon ou
all whisky going Into Hie Yukon conn-
try. It ls slated thnt II' this lux docs
not stop Ihc truffle It will be raised.
Doubtless It  will tic raised.
Joaquin Miller says thai Alaska used
lo be a tropical country. Thai's It'.
Why couldn't some man have told us
of ihc Klondike lu the day when ferns
instead eif lee packs fringed the edge <��f
Yukon rivet'.'    But  Elite seems to have
ordered that the man who wants money
shoulel always be ll little loo bile.
It was forly-lhree yenrs ago that
the American Qovernmeul wns busily
engaged in patrolling our coasts in order lo prevent the departure of filibustering expeditions from this country to
I'ulin. And nl Irregular Intervals ever
since then the grenl republic bus bud to
do this petty but cosily form of police
duty ut the command of Spain, lis
getting monotonous.
million, two hundred and three thousand dollars went to colleges. Clad and
discriminate giving thus made the year
���l period to be remembered with Uiunl.-
f illness.
The nuilllnled condition In whieh lite
body of the Insurgent, lien, .\rniiguren.
was found Illustrates the savagery of
the Spanish soldiery. 11 Is said Hint
bis dollies showed evidence of twenty-
seven wounds by bayonet, machete and
sword thrusts, besides two bullet
wounds, either of whloh wus sufficient
to cause instant deaths only savages
mutilate their victims after death, ami
Ihe Spanish soldiery seem to be of
In n celebrated reformatory of this
country tlie women wear aprons wilh
large sipuire pockets, In which each
may keep u book drawn from the carefully selected library, to read In her
oecaslonul mouienls of leisure. "A bisik
that 1 rend In my youth polmui.il my
mind and brought me here," said one
of the women; "ibis one hus suved nie."
It WM a llf�� of Elisabeth Fry. ('eeiild
the   most   accomplished   critics   better
have summarised the influence of good
and of bud literature?
The erase for royal ancestry has become so violent In Baltimore, owing to
the establishment of the new Order of
the Grown that the I'eabody library Is
overrun_wllh persons wishing to consult its fine collection of the histories
of English counties, which contain long
genealogical lists nnd show Just where
various royal lines shot out dubious
connections with Ihe Smiths, the
Joneses and the Browns. All kinds of
kings nre Iu demand, but, according to
tlie Baltimore papers, any old king will
do for most of those who seek royal
The list of gifts, personal or by bequest, to religions, educational and
charitable objects���small donations not
being taken Into the account-throughout the United States lu 1S07 aggregated, lu round numbers, thirty-three million, six hundred and thirteen thousand
dollars. Over thirteen million dollars
came from women. The summary
from which these figures nre obtained
shows that for churches and religious
societies more than five millions were
given, while the munificent sum of icu
"The gentle art" of thieving from the
Qovernmeul attracted some eminent
practitioners, thirty-live years ago. bul
their performances with Shoddy am'
minted meals hardly compare with ilm
achievement of one of the contractors
who built ilie dry deck al the Brooklyn
navy yard, it was required thai ihe
piling whieh backed the concrete walls
should be sunk to tbe depth of thirty
feet. As ii mutter of fact the Ingenious
"scamper" drove the piles three feet
or less, so thai now, after almost u million dollars have been expended on tbe
dock, li is falling apart. The contractor
probably relied iiii ihe maxim that
"what Is everybody's business is nobody's business;" apparently the supervising engineer indorsed lliis view: but
ii is to be hoped tbat some way may
be found to persuade both gentlemen
that Uncle Sum bus friends who will
not unprotestlngly sec hlm robbed.
(.sssell    Wliuou    It.mil    'llll-.IIIH.il    8     I'llll-
livri'd Country, nud the Valley*
Well Settled���Important MIiiIiik
Transaction In Muntuna���nie Tunnel Project In Idaho.
It will be well for the Americans
who nre interested In the Nicaragua
Canal enterprise to keep their eyes on
the Panama Canal. Work on thai enterprise has not been abandoned, bin
Is still proceeding, and about one4hlrd
of the waterway is completed, it is
true tlint this Is the lenxt difficult portion, but ii is estimated thai tbo balance of ihe work can be dono tor
$160,000,000, and lhere will be no trouble in raising the amount if u committee of experts decides that ihe enterprise is feasible. During the present
year un examination is to be mnde by
such experts, A committee of the
stockholders is io be sent to Investl*
gute, uml if their report Is favorable
means will lie provided lo push the
work mure rapidly. The visit of tills
committee is looked forward lo as tin
turning point. If the committee decides to go on wiHi ii in completion
the Panama Canal will be pretty cor
lain to become nu accomplished fact
within the next ten years. The total
length of the canal Rlong the proposed
route, from Colon, on ihe Atlantic, io
Panama, <ni ihe Pacific, is fifty-few
miles. The width is to be 100 feel at
the top and "2 feel al the bottom, except through the Oulebra cut, where it
Will be *S feet on the top nnd lib feet
0U the bottom. This cm presents Ihe
most illiliculi portion of the route. The
new company bus been at work since
ifsiit. uml is now employing aboul ii.imio
laborers, ii is composed mostly of
Frenchmen, who hope w> recoup in pnrt
tins losses of the old De Lessens Company.
The annual report Of the New Yolk
state Bonrd of Mediation and Arbitration has some suggestions lo workiin'ii
thut are of especial value and Importances While the report does mil lake,
sides for or against wage-workers und
llielr peculiar manner of doing some
things. It offers advice thu! is worth
heeding. 11 Is lo the effect that the
walking delegate ought to be selected
because of his conservatism, his fairness and his Innate love for uud perception of Justness, it i* probable thai
at lenst two-lhlrd-s of the labOT troubles are brought nbout by the Injudicious haste of the walking delegate,
because be Is too often a mail of more
pugnacity than sense, more inclined to
be radical and dictatorial ihun cau-
ilons nml considerate. Most of the labor troubles could be avoided by the
use of a little tact when ihe difficulty
begins, but, as a rule, the situation ls
aggravated by the Impudence or
though tie asm? as of ihe mun who sol*
as walking delegule and who Is itilritsl-
ed with the conduct of negotiations
ihat require a sense of right us well as
of wrong, uml u capability to see both
sides of u vexed question ill which the
passions on the one side and the prejudices on l.he oilier arc greatly In*
(Inincl.   No one can ever see the cud of
a strike nor estimate the disastrous
consequences to both sides, but generally the walking delegate can see only
one -ide of the controversy and peaceful negotiations soou terminate in n
ceiiilcsl 111 which both sldces suffer lo u
greater extern than there I* any necessity for. Nn business is carried on like
that  0Otmnltted  to  the  bunds  of  the
walking delegate, in nil delicate operation men are chosen lo conduct them
uot because of their pugnacious tcin-
pemmeiiU. bul on account of their
ability to carry on peaceable negotlu-
elons, for war sehould only lie resorted
to when diplomacy hns failed lo accomplish a fail settlement of disputes. The
Suite board suys "labor and capital
should find no Insurmountable difficulties lu the way of harmonious nnd mutually profitable employmeni," but it
Hods "the greatest obstacle to such a
condition In be the un wisdom of dcina-
gogues whose counsel Is In too many
Instances promoted by some motive
less praiseworthy than an unselfish regard for the Interests of those who follow."
A recently designed plumb bob has a
spring-reel mounted In its upper portion
to carry the supporting cord, which
passes out through a hole In the top
set on a Hue wltb the point of the bob.
The liest company nt a Thanksgiving
dlnuer ls a turkey.
Secretary   Woodman   ot   the   Spokane
chamber of commerce has received an in-
tciesling letter from Ira B. McNutt, who
| started from  Spokane to walk over the
I route to Teslin lake.   He arrived frl Knm-
I loops iu II) days, and writes as follows:
"I left Spokane on February 16, at 11:30
a. m., and arrived at Kamloops March 0.
! at 5 p. m.   As near as I have been able
to learn by inquiry et points along the
I muv, 1 have traveled ,'.!);! miles, walking
| vill but 40 miles of the distance.
"1 encountered snow on the divide between Spokane und Colvillc, and again ut
���greenwood mountain and on the Camp
McKinney road, und 14 miles this side of
���amp McKinney Tho rest of tlie way
hi Penticton wus good walking
"I came up the west side of Lake Okanogan over a   good   trail  for  70  niHes.
j From Vernon to Kamloops the roads were
i sloppy with snow  and  mud    The roads
\ huve been  wet and sloppy more or less
I all the way.   1 have had my feet soaking
wet for four or live days ai u time so that.
1 have had to stop and wring waiter from
I my socks several times n dny, but 1 am
i feeling none the worse for my trip.    In
| fact, 1 am more able to walk than when 1
"The   country   has  been   mountainous
und well limbered almost nil the way, but ;
the wagon roads ure good ones, and foi- i
low volleys that tne well settled.
"There is but little chance for grazing
���took on Ihe way from Spokune to Knm- j
loops, but almost every farmer has hay to
j sell at from $8 to $lo per ton.    1 have
paid nil the Way from  lo to SO cents for
j meals.
"The distance from Asheroft to Vernon
j is 1.0 miles by way of Kamloops   1 understand there is a shorter trail over the
i mountains further south, but it cannot be
traveled for six weeks yet.
"Horses can be had nil along the route
' for from .$8 to $2.).
"I expect to reach Asheroft tomorrow
| night.    1 have been walking 17 days.    1
1 nm yours on the trail,
. "IRA  K. M'NUTT."
The route tnken by Mr. McNutt wns
I by way of Marcus, fimini Forks nnd
Camp McKinney to Penticton. This is
only one of the routes to Asheroft overland from Spokane. The Wilhird party.
which left ii few days since, will endeavor
to reach Penticton by way of Wilbur and
Wild (loos Bill's fen.V.
<'oi.N��llilntloii  In   Miiiiiiiiiii.
One   of   the   most    important    l lining
transaction! in the history of the shite nf
Montana is the  consolidation of (Iriinilc
Mountain    and   Iti Metallic   companies,
both big silver properties eif Granite county, into one corporation to be known as
I the Granite Bl-Metalllo Consolidated Min*
. ing  company,     Both   hoards   of  trustees
| have agreed  to the consolidation, which
will  result, in the stinting up of the big
I properties in the near future.   Under the
j laws of the stale of Montana it is neccs-
' sury thai  the consolidation scheme have
��� the acquiescence   of   two-thirds   of the
! stockholders of each company,   lt is suid
' that more than this lias already been se-
! cured.     An   agreement   signed   by   both
! boards of trustees as well us u circular
I huve been sent out to each stockholder
in  either company.    The amount of the
capital stock of the new company will be
.*|ii.inhi,ikmi, divided into I.OtXt.OOO shares
of the par value of $10 a share; und all
of the stoek is to lie issued and delivered
ns fully  paid und  nonassessable, to the
stockholders of the (Jinnite Mountain and
Hi Metallic  companies in  the proportion
of two-fifths  (or 4110,000 share) to the
stockholders of thc f.runite Mountain, and
, three lifths lo the stockholders of the Hi
I Metallic.
I.una Tunnel on Mammoth Mine.
Tlie survey for the new tunnel of the
| Mammoth is now being made, lt has gone
| fur enough lo know that its length will
! approximate 4000 feet, und in that (lis-
tuncc it will cut at lenst three ledges
besides the one on which the Mammoth
' is located, and the whole distance will
be through ground which the Mammoth
people own. Ily many, the Mammoth is
considered the greutest mino in the Coeur
d'Alenes, there being but two others
Which can possibly dispute its right to
that posit ie.ii, und should anything new
of value be encountered in running the
new crosscut tunnel, it will easily he the
greatest. Witli nearly a mils on the main
lead, und several side claims covering
smaller leads; with thc longest continuous
ore chute yet uncovered in the district;
with tlie highest average grade of ore on
the South Fork; with an ore chute thut
produces u higher percentage of shipping
ore than uny other, and with a tunnel
cutting the'lend 2000 feet below the apex
it will ho n properly that would command attention anywhere in the world.
Sheep Creek Claim Sold.
Otto Johnson reports thut he has sold
thc Siulie I'lniiu, on Sheep creek, to a British syndicate for $20,000, according to a
report received at Rossland. Work on thc
property, according to the terms of sale,
is to commence within two weeks and a
force of not less than six men must be employed. The sum of $6000 is to be paid
on May 2, and the remainder within a
year. The Sadie is one of the first locutions made on Sheep creek, having been
recorded nearly three years since. .Mr.
Johnson has done considerable work on
the property. The lead, which runs clear
across the claim, is 22 feet wide.
In tlie Providence Camii.
News reached tiriind Forks, B. C, this
morning from Providence enmp that the
well known Texas mine hns been sold to
an American company for $20,000, of
which amount 10 per cent was paid in
cash and thc balance is to be paid within
30 days. The vendors were Chnrles Van
Ness and Joseph L. Wiseman of Grand
Forks, but the mime of tlie purchasing
company has not been learned.
Heeent Dividend*.
The following dividends have recently
been declured by mining companies:
Gold Mountain, Montana, 2 cents per
share, $0000;  Mureh 6.
The '70 G. M. & M. Co., Colorado, 2
cents per share; payable March 19.
Wildmnn-Mahoney, California, 10 cents
per share; payable February 20.
Pennsylvania, California, 5 cents per
share, $2675; payable immediately.
Argonaut, California, 10 cents per share,
$20,000;   March  1.
Morning Star, California, $0 per share,
$14,400; March 1.
Portland, Colorado, 1 cent per share.
$30,000;  payable March  15.
Calumet &   Hecla,   Michigan,  $10 per
share, $1,000,000;  payable April 1.
In   American   Alaaka.
According to the statement of C. Pen-
hum of Chicago, who arrived at Seattle
the other day from Cook's inlet, Alaska,
a rich placer field has been discovered on
Keniu )>eninsula. The discovery waa made
in January by A. It. McConnaughty. The
surface dirt punned $3 to $40 to the pan.
The. find is 2000 feet above sea level, and
for that reason thc creek hud never been
prospected before. Mr. Denhani reports
that the mines of Cook's inlet are turning
out very well. The winter has been un exceptionally mild one.
When! (|ii. ttntlo ns. Wool limine.
nntl   the  1-rlee of  Produce.
Following are the local quotations.
Wholesale prices lire given unless otherwise quoted)
Wheat ut the warehouse���-Country
points: Club, bulk, B7JC) sacked, 00c;
bluestem, bulk, 00}.'; sacked, 03c. At
S|Kikaile: Club, bulk, 58Jc; sacked, tile;
blUestem, bulk, Ollc,   sacked, 04c.
Outs���At Spokane, f. o.  b��� $18(ii 18.50.
Rye���Country points, f. o. b,, 60@7Oc
per cwt.
Flour  -Per Inure!, $3.75.
Hay���Timothy, $10..'>0ci 11 per ton;
wheat huy, |0) alfalfa, $lo.
F.ggs���Ranch, WJfleJCA.
Wool���-Fine medium, 0@?c pel lb; me
diinn, .Voile per lh.
Produce- Fancy creamery, 40 and oo-
lb tubs, ���_��.��� per lb| n, 10 and gO-lb tubs,
2lle; prints, 30c; eastern butter, 85@M0|
country butter, in lolls, 20(<?23c per lb;
conking butter, llic; cheese, twin, full
iTi'iim, ISt_)14c| cheese, twin, skim milk.
Ill(��'10c; ranch eggs, $4.75((i 5.25; honey,
white comb, 13.1 (a 14c; fancy, 15c per lb.
Vegetables���Potatoes, 40(?42e per cwt;
onions, (2.76(2)9 per cwt; beans, l}@2c
per lb; cabbage, $1 per cwt; Mpiash, $1.50
per doz; cnuliflowers, $1.50 per do/.;
green onions, 280880 per do/.; lettuce, 20c
per lb; spinach, sic per lb; rhubarb, 8c
per lb; tomatoes, $2.50 a box; sweet potatoes, $3 per cwt; radishes, 40c per lb I
green pens, 10c per lb; asparagus, 2Jc per
Ih; artichokes, 00a per dozen.
Poultry -Chickens, live weight, 0(��10c
per Ib; dressed. Il((il2e; turkeys, live, 11
@1_0J dressed, 1201301 ducks, live, 10c;
dressed, ll(n.l2e per lb; geese, live, 10(eii
lie; dressed, 12(��12.ic.
Meats���Iteef cows, live, $3(iV3.25 per
cwt; dressed, f6QQ.S0| steers, live, $3.25
(n'3.50; dressed, |&00<_)7j hogs, live, $4.75
(n;5; dressed, $0<flifl.!)0; mutton, live, tt*
4Jc; dressed, KfaHJc per lb; dressed veul.
Sun    Fraucisco,   March    28.���Wheat
Shipping,   11.421(91,48]    for No.   1 und
$1.45 for choice;   milling. $1.45(^1.50.
Portland, Ore., March 2H.- Wheat Wai
la Walla, 78��70o) valley and bluestem,
78c per bushel.
Tacoma, .March 28.���Wheat���Closed
I strong with little trading I No. l elub, 78o|
No, 1 bluestem, 70c
San Francisco, Mnrch 28. Silver bar*'.
681a|  .Mexican dollars, 45J(o4oc.
liar silver - li.>ie.
Mexican dnllurs���145c
l-uke copper���Quiet; brokers', $11.75
Lend    Quiet; broken', $3.50.
(lovernorUcnciiil Knrl of Aberdeen
I'remler Sir Wilfred Laurier
Memlier nl (he House of Commons, lloiiiliili.n
Parliament, tor West KootensyT	
   Hewitt Ilostock
Lieut-(invcrnor Hon. T. II. Mclnnes
Premier Hon. .1.11. Turner
Attorney (.cncrnl        Hon.  I). M  Kbert*
Com. of Lunelle nml Works Hon. <;. II. Marlln
Minister of Mines and Education	
 Hon. .Ins. liaker
Provincial Mineralogist it. t;. McConnell
Menilicrs Oi legislative Assembly for Wesl
NorthHiding I.l] Kellle
Semth Kieling J. K. Hume
Mayor (has. W. McAnn
Aldermen���A. W. (ioodcnoiuTh. I". E, Archer.
.1. H. Moure, (I. II :��� rl in. li. W,  Moore, Ccorge
City Clerk e. k. Chipman
Police Magistrate Alex Lucas
City Marshal M. V. Adams
Assistant W. A. Milne
Auditor CD. McKenile
Treasurer H. II. (ireen
Assessor S. V. Turk
Water Commissioner R. A. Cockle
Health officer     ..Dr. .1. F. 11. Rogers
City council meets every Wednesday at 4 p.m.
at the city hill, Ith street, between Front St.
nnd A avenue.
Chief Hugh P. Fletcher
First Demity ( hlef licorge Relel
Second Deputy (hiel lohn onus
Third Deputy Chlel ceo. Whiteside
Secretary Archie Morris
Treasurer  Hus Aduun
Mining Recorder and Assessor-Tax Collector
 John  Keen
Collector ol Customs J. F. Mcintosh
School Trustees���August Carney, J. D.Moore.
Q.O. Buchanan.   Principal���Prof. .las. Hislop*
(ieneral delivery open daily (Sundays excepted) Irom S a. m. until 7 p, m. Ixibby open
from 7 a. m. to (1:80 p. m.
Malls for despate'h closed as follows: For
all parts eel the we.rl.l every evening except
Salorday and Sunday, at 9. p. tn,
Malls arrive from Cnitcd Htatcs and lake
points dally except Suneloy, at 9::t0 p. m.
From ('. P. K. points nnd Slocan points, arrive daily exiciit Sunday, at 4:00 p. in.
Registration office open s::si>a. ou, fi-.aon, tn,
Money order office and Postofflce Savings Bank
iii-cii ���.'ii in  lo r.p.in.
s. h. (iiiKEN. postmaster,
HSTROnisr (III Kill���i'or. C. and Mh St. HI-
vine services every Sunday at 11 a. ni. and
7:;<lp. in. Snnday school ut'2::v>. Strangers
always weleiome.
C. Aclt I'hojTN1KH, M. A., raster.
I'bksbvtkrian ('hi'bcii-Corner 4th street anil
11 avenue. Services every Sunday at 11 a. m.
ami 7:.t0 p.m. Hnnday school and Bible claw.
-::t0p. iu. Prayer meeting Wednesday evening at s o'e-loe-k. Free seats; strangers ami
eethers heartily weleome.
Rkv. A   D. Mkn.iks, Minister.
ciiCBi'M of EnisLano���Southwest corner otc
avenue and ith street. Services every Son
day al 1! a. in. and 7:10 p. in. All arc eeirdial
ly invited, Bkv  David Richards.
Millions! in charge.
B.srTisT (Hindi Services will be hold In tlm
school house every Lord's elay. Morning sei
vice ���, 11 ..'clock; Sunday school and pastor's
lllble class tmtncellatelv after morning servile; evening service, 7::��!. All are cordlallv
invited tee attend.
Rr.v. 11. C. KSWCOKKS, Pastor.
catholic ciii'iun���Corner ('. avenue and (ith
Ht. No regular inisi.ir at present. Oecaslonul
servt.'cs by s|secml unniiiiiii'Cmeut.
Masons Kaslo lodge No. US, A. I". nml AM .
meets lirst Monday in every month nt Ma
senile hall over lireen Bros.' store. Visiting
breethcrs eeiiillully Invited to attend.
Hamilton Hylic-. Vi. M.
_t, E. CainUM, Secretary.
Masonii-ciiaitkr���Kootenay rhap(er,R. A. If.
holds regular .'(invocations on the second
Tueselny ol eae'h month In Masonic Hall,
Kaslo. Visiting comiiuulons arecordially Invited. E. E'CHIPMAN, '/..
('has. Tlii'MBCLL, Scribe K.
Maccabeus-Slocan Tent No. fi, Knights ol the
Mai'culsoes, meets scene! and last Thursdays
of each month at Livingston's hull, Kaslo.
Visiting Knights corelially Invited.
MOSS Holland, W. A. DAVISO,
Keeper of Records. Commander.
Fobkstkbs.-Court Kaslo N0.8J87, Independent
Order ol Foresters. Meels M and 4th Fridaya
of each month In Livingstone's Hall. Visit-
lug brethren are cordially Invited.
Recording secretary. Chlel Ranger
1'ltOKKSSlONAl.    (Alt OH.
Physician and Surgeon.
(imduate Trinity t'liiverslty, Toronto, Out.,
Member of College ol Physicians and .surgeons,
l.ii-i'iiiiiiic rn the it. ('. Council, line oi Nev
York 11 <.*��� is Hals nml l'olyclliilc. Olllce at H. s-
pltol, cor Mh and B, Kailo, B. ('.
Notary Public,
Arbitrator, .Assignee
Conveyancing, Etc
liver l.iiiiiin.t A Youiik's ltook Store, J
Jeweler it lid <)|iliciiin,
liceo Avenue, Sandon, II. C.
Great Britain's Coal Nnpply.
The British coal flelda cover about MOO square
iiiili-s. from which nearly 6.500,000,000 tons have
already been taken, and there yet remain vast
aupplies. From these figures Mulhnll, the English statistician, arguea that there neeel be ni
li mn ol the e.haustlon for 1000 years of (he
world's supply of coal, aa Dritain's 9000 miles
of fields are but a apeck In a total area of 171.-
boo square miles, divided aa follows; China uml
Japan, 200.000; I'nlicd States, 190.000; India, 33,-
000; Russia, 27,000; Great Britain, 900; France.
IS, and Belgium, Spain and other countries,
Kx-'Senator Geo. F. Edmunds has given eto Burlington, Vt., land worth Mj.OOO
to he used as a site for a high school
Capetaln A. F. Malum, whose worldwide reimtatlon as a naval expert has
broui?ht tilm honor and wealth In the
past few ye*ars, appeared in a New York
pulpit tlie other day, this being tils llrst
��ftort In that direction.   The captain was
Art Note.
"Williams is craiy over that painting of
"No. he Isn't craiy. He hasn't offered to buy
It yet."���Chicago Record.
Mrs* J* S*> Johnstone..*
Embroidery and
Mantua Making.
A Avenue, west of Pacific Hotel,
foanH Barber Shop,
New Nickel Tubs.    Tickets  good
Hill Dorothea K line, pie o Opens the
Kyes of French A Htroiiomers.
It wns quite a surprise In American
scientific circles when Miss Dorothea
Klunipke. ti San Franciaco girl, non
her way Into tlie Paris Astronomical
Observatory over the heads of more
than tifly Frenchmen who were competing for entrance into this most celebrated school of astronomical s<*leriee.
She not only gained an entrance Into
the institution^ but her splendid taleut
soou secured for her charge of the de-
pnriiiitiul which computes the measurement of the stars ill the Paris belt. She
has under her supervision several
French scientists who have spent their
whole Uvea in the study.
She  is   passionately  devoted  to the
science,   (from t* lu the morning till 5
lu the afternoon .she works eagerly every day, always on the lookout for uew
facts and always perfecting her knowledge of facts already known.
Miss   Klumpke went lo Kurope ten
j years ago at the use of 20. and   has
| studied iu Germany, Switzerland and
Paris.    She has n brilliant education,
*t%r%+rwyeses%lr%r%*%r*%> %M
Central Hotel.
Front St. Knslo.
New   Building and   Newly   Kuriiisheil
�� *^>lic_L_?s8��e
S3<H'TOj4C/lPTA/N ^iGS^ts.
home���or in tiler I lie home of his
family, fur ii navy officer litis no
home but his ship���is in a pleasant little
bouse in HiiiKs place, Washington, 1��. <;.
BlgSbee married s daughter of Gen. Lock-
wood slieirtly after the close of the war,
nnd tlie.v have three children.   The eldest
daughter w ns married n shorl tlms nun to
Ensign Kit telle of the niiv.v, who is stationed on the dispatch boat Dolphin. The
home life of the Bigsbeea always litis h.	
exoee iiiigly pleasant, I lit* OS p tain himself
having Innl sereiui pii'tisiiiii auignmeuts
in Washington, where he has been n tig-
ure of note. Mrs. Nigshee conies of inili-
ini'v stork anil is used to Ihe tiliiinis of
war, Her house ni Washington is the
rendezvous for iniviil officers Ht the cap*
itnl, by whom she is highly Sltesmsd,
Of medium height, with broad shoulders, a spare frame, and luiir nnd mustache just beginning to turn gray. Capt
SigHhcc looks like n man capable nf coplug
with iilninst every difficulty whieh might
arise In the service. Iu tact, his experience iu almost every brunch of the navy
hns lilted him for emergencies. Born in
Albany, Oxford County, Me., 512 yenrs
ago, he moved to New York nnd was :ip-
poiutcd ns ii cadet in the uuvui academy
from thnl Stale in IS.V.i. After bsiug
graduated in lMtht lie wns nppoluteil ensign nml stiilieiiied em Ilie Moiioiignlii'lu,
where lie rcinuhied a yeur. Then lie wSs
sent to the old Brooklyn, ami took a milium part in the kittle of Mobile Hay under Farrago I in 1804,
BlgsbeS'S  work during  Ihc  war  wa��
W^��U*_   a^k-   ��r*MtZZ.   rX^r^JUiiu. m^tU^^K
A 1'irst-Clai.st Bur In Connection,
\+r**rW% ���%^%%-4V%.%. *V*5
Kaslo, Ji. C.
...Kates $1 00 and Upwards...
ADAMS BROS., Proprietors.
Bole agents for Pabat Beer, Milwaukee,
Hotel and
I tiood rooms ami good living.   Restaurant in charge Ol Oscar Monson.
I im* II 	
'__-.    aJ~CtL^S  &t~    *6*~    th^rtA^r   A~*
(titJl    OJ+tf.'H'
fijC.    te*~^~  yO~-U*^    ���A^l.iMlCr.t    ^
noticsabla for its efficiency, ami he did ni
u have io watt ions tot
He wus made a lieutenant hi 1867 and assigned to the Steamer Alhlteiot ia the Asinlic sipiudron.    He wns promoted to be
a lieutenant commander hi l*!H, a commander In ihsv;. and hus i�� u captain for leveral years.   He has passed several
years ul the iiuval academy, and has been connected  Willi the  hyelrogniphio department  In   Washington.     From  1S7.1 to
lST'.i be was in charge of tbe coast survey ttuamor Blake, which thoroughly explored the (luir of Mexico.   While on the*
Blake I'npl. BlgSbSe iiiventeil n sysli'in eef deep sea lOUndlngl whieh has since been adopted ley nil marine men.    He also
Invented a gravitation trap which would bring up water from any certain depth required,  Capt. Blgshee had two years'
experience on ihe Ktirupeaii station In command of the old Rsarsarge.
It wus only n short time ugo the Maine wus ou her way hack to Tompkinsville freim a cruise in I.our Island Bound,
When  aboul  opposite pier 41!,  Kast   Kiver, she cntiie suddenly into a kind of pocket formed hy h Mallory Line sleuiuer, a
tug with two railroad Heats of freight carSi nml two excursion boats���the Isabella  and  the Chancellor���both crowded
to the rails with passengers. The Mnine, forced out of her course, was bearing ileiwu ilireelly on the Isabella, whose
pilot hud either misinulerstond or disregarded His signals. -*\t this crisis I'npt. Blgsbee took personal Command of his ves-
���ol, and Instantly ordered the engines rerersed and the wheel put hard-a-port. The great wnrship came about with a
celerity that aslouiahed all heholilers ami heailed directly iu shore, while ihe Isabella, with her load of passengers, passeel
by in safety, scarcely four feet clear of Ihe ironclad's stern. Then the .Maine ran how on into the pier, sunk two railroad
tlouls with twenty ears on board, jammed the plates uf her how, and in less than ten minutes had damaged property
worth thousands of dollars, but the thousand lives on the excursion boats were saved. The Navy Department waa pleased
ut this action and the captain waa complimented iu a personal letter hy the Secretary of the Navy.
That ('apt. Bigsbes is a fearless man iu the discharge Of his duty is shown hy hia conduct during the wiir aud his
coolness In averting a collision In the Kast river. Personally, also, he has the great (|tiulity of bravery. During the war
he was on duly wilh the North Atluntie blockading squadron. Oue elay u midshipman fell overhoarel. The sea waa heavy,
and the sMonoiignhcIa was traveling along at a goeid speed, As the cry of "mnti overhoarel" readied his ears BlglbfS soize.1
the end of a piece nf rope and plunged Into the sea. A few strokes hzrotight him to the midshipman, who was hurt hy his
fall ami unable to swim. BlgSOSe manfully clung to the rope and held the boy's heml above waler until tlie pair were rea-
e'lied by a boat. ,
('apt. Sigshee would ls< a rich man (lid he not belong to the navy. Inventions made by iiuval oftleers nre considered
to  Im*  the  property   of   tbe   United   States.    His scheme, deVised in the Quit ef Mexico,   for  deep  sea   soundings,   nn,!   his
gravitation trap fer bringing up water from any required depth have proved of greut value to mariners nil over the world.
Had he been nhle lo take out patents OH tlieni iu his own name his royalties wonhl have' been Immense. Take hlm fur nil
In all, he Is not only a good navul officer, bul a cool, shrewd man, and ia popular among his follows.
and In a chsmiliig and accomplished
woman of whom nil Americans may
well be proud. She has recently beeu
decorated by the French Government.
She Is one of u group of remarkable
sisters. Anna Klumpke la n fatuous
portrait painter of Boston; Augusta is
a practicing physician in Paris; and
Julia, Ihe youngest, a piri of 19, is one
of the most brilliant of Yseye's pupils.
They were all born In Sun Francisco,
nnd educated in the public schools of
that city. Their father was born In
Holland, nud came to America when
very young. He settled In (the South,
but In 'in went west with the gold seekers.
Miss KlumpUe's great ambition Is to
tinlsh her itiniieiiMe tusk In Paris aud
to return io her own country to carry
on her work In sciences She ls a tlrni
believer in the astronomical future of
America, ami feels confident that it
will scum lead (he world In Ihe greal
science.   Miss Klutqpke, in spite of her
love for science, haa sillJ n womun's
fniwy for pretty ehuhcs, and dresses In
charming taste, her gowns being of her
own designing.
Front Btreet,
Bar and Billiard Room
in connection.
Rooms irom $'2 per week up.    Newly
furnished throughout,    Electric lights*
next door to Post Office.  KASLO, B. C.
The Famous Atnttili.it-   lllcn   Ia Abo
Two Miles l.onii.
The   fiimous   glen    Of    Hrumtoelity
Which lan Mnclnren Introduced to tho
world Is called Annahar and is a very
lovely spot.   Drtrmtochty is a maze of!
goldep bloom In the summer and nu-
i ttii.it and the brilliant blossoms make ���
H   gorgeous   carpets     From   the   hills
finely Kuniisheel Throughout: Pining ltin.ni
ServieeH iiexcelleel; Bar stocked With
choice l.leiuors anel Cigars.
nt!The Revere, ^ ^
.T. M. 11LA1KIK, Prop.
Finely furnished rooms, hard finish,
everything new, electric lights.
A avenue, Kaslo, B. 0.       1\ O- box 44.
Telephone Xo. It.
Somehow   the  Ileal   I'Uliiuc   OraumU
Are AIWH.VM ou the Oilier Side.
Kelng a scientific lishcrman, he Is nn
oraela on nil matters pettalning to pis-
ciitot'lal pastimes. He carries three
tackle-boxes and every troy Is full. He
has Ihe lines! rods, reels, flies, spoons,
trolley lines, uud hooks. He Is prepared lo toko anything from uniskcl-
luugc <o minnows,
"One thing 1 want to tell you," he
-aid to (he comparative novice: "At all
these Island lakes the tlshlng Ig on the
other side. Stop off at nuy resort, hire
a guide, tell li 1 in you want Ihe best
there is, and Its IM) to 1 he'll pull for
the omcr shore, no matter how many
miles have lo be traversed. He will
take you to the favorite haunts of tbe
gamy black buss. Incidentally he will
see that you get a few big flsh weighing from flfteeu to twenty pounds each,
that you may take tl: iu home nnd
astonish your friends.
"What you really get lt= some pickerel
snd perch, possibly a couple of walleyed pike, s few rock bass, and some
niin flsh. There ls always an explanation for this vast discrepancy between
hope and renllMtlou. Tbey day Is too
bright; It's too windy; the lake's too
rough, or the appetite of the flsh has
been token In their desire to get further
up-stream. You have the same experience every dsy, for these guides are
wiser tbsn serpents and keep you ln a
flutter of Joyful anticipation through
en entire season, figure It up and
you'll And that most of your nio��<w ������
spent Iii going In and fro from ihc other
side of the lake.
"Last season 1 dissected snine bass
that 1 bought, found Hint ihey were
feeding on crawfish, hunted out the
rock bottom In the lake, and took l."> of
the gamy beauties In one afternoon.
The guides acted Just as though 1 had
Jumped a gold claim of theirs, but 1
kepi quiet and caught bass while the
guides kept taking the oilier fellows
across ihe lake In the morning and back
at nlghl. .lust to make the whole thing
plain, prOSpecl llll you find out where
the tish are uud then go after them."���
Detroit Free Press.
A Lock of Napoleon's Hair.
A unique souvenir of the great Napoleon is kept ln the family of his old
nurse aud attendant, being now In tbe
possession of Prof. Bngley, of Abilene,
Kim. He Is a native of the Island of
St. Helena, aud his mother was oue of
the Intimates of the guurdltiiui of Nn-
poleou. When the Kmperor lay dying
his old nurse stole to his side aud
clipped from bis head a lock of hair.
Part of the lock she gave to Mr. Bag-
ley's motber and she gave It to ber son.
It ls kept ln a bottle and Is black and
gray, with a trace of browu. For forty
years the bottle has been kept In a dark
room, tbat the hair may not be Injured
by the light. There are about foj'ty
strands In all. Tbe relic Is held at a
great value by tbe possessor. He bas
also some cloth from tbe coffin, a medal
g I veil by Napoleon and some other
minor souvenirs from the island ot St.
The only oilier por
Napoleon known lo I
is a single hair tha
Glider onda owned,
watch case.   When
paired he forgot to
ihe precious content
to gel 11 he asked:
thing lu the case?"
"Yes," replied Ihe
was a hair lu there,
now- I blew It out."
"You blew out a
Konapnrtc," said the
lion of Ihe body of
in this continent
i Richard Watson
lie kept lt In his
Ihe watch was retell Ihc Jeweler of '
When he wen!
"Did you Hml any -
��� workman, "there
but It Is all right
piece of Napoleon
editor Of the Ceu-
A Complete Hotel.
...Mrs. H. Y. Anderson
Formerly ol the Columbia Hotel, Kaslo.
Kuskonook, B. C.
Otherwise Armstrong's Lamliug anil
Goat Kiver Landing.
A Day'. Variance. In Weight.
Have you ever tried this experiment
of weighing yourself In the morning aud
again lu the evening? lt ls one of the
best ways, so doctors say, of finding
whether your health Is good or not. If
you are thoroughly well there should
uot be a difference of more than two or
three ounces either way In the twelve
hours. If you lose or gain as much as
eight ounces you should immediately
consult a doctor, while the gain or loss
of a pound Indicates you are on the
verge of serious Illness. This, of course,
does not apply to one Just recovering
from illness, for convalescents who
have beeu much reduced may sometimes gain 13 to 20 ounces a day.
AT THK KOOT or TIIK A*l> All A R ��I.K!t.
uboll!    Drilllltochty    a    rivulet    Hows
Uirough   Annahar  glen   and   there  ou I
ihe northern **u>ix> Miauds Dntmtocbty I MRS. WM. MIDDLET0N.
e'nslle, whle'h Is very old.    The gleu Is
about two miles long. In well wooded j
uud contains n  few  collages for the j
servants on Ihe castle estate, bnt in his
Action lau Maclaren has added buildings with a poet's license.
We cater especially to the
traveling public
Flattery on Ice.
He told her she was Sttttming,
Her smile ��*M very sweet:
Just then, somehow, in turning,
They slipped and lost their feet!
He fell, and she fell on him,
And. us in pnin he lay,
"Ah, yes, indeed, you're stiiniiiiijc!"
Was all that be could say.
So far. the doctors have persuaded
people to have everything else cut out
bui their tougues.    , .
The men who used to start uewspa
pers are now starting lodge*.
Australia's Big I,it nil Owner*.
Tbe Loudon Echo gives a list of largo
laud owuers In Australia. One of them
hss (ttJO.UlK) soivs, another l.ano.ODO. a
third It.iKWOHK). wlille the I'nlon hank
owns no fewer than 7,800,1100 acres.
Love ind reason are seldom ou speaking terms.
By D. A. CARR,
Kuskonook, >.L C.
Formerly ot llutte Hotel, Ksslo, B.C.
Finest table on the
east side of
Kootenay Lake. Published Every Friday at Kaslo, B. C.
By Thc News Publishing Company.
Subscription 92.00 Per Annum in Advnnce���Advertising
Hates Mude Known on Application.
APRIL, 1898.
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Stales-' demand for Cuba's independence, is expected today,
and the dons nre showing signs of weakening.
Now let the Dominion Parliament get quick action on
the British Columbia Legislature's request for u Canadian
mint in this Province.
Tbo lirst issue of tbe Republic Pioneer, from the new
gold cant)) on the Colville Reservation, is before US. It is
published by Stevens .\: Drake and is a creditable beginning well filled with home news and comment.
Better Business Tbedull business fog of the past
sTcM-li no- ''ew m��nthB is beginning to rise
tvt   f 1 1 w'ln t'10 ac'vc,lt ��t t,,G spring
IS INotlCeaOle. Bunshine. All branches of business in the Slocan mid Kootenay ure experiencing a better
businoss feeling. While tbe progress is gradual, His per-
haps all the bcitcr for tbat, as lt promises to bo very
steady and very sure.
When a few more men liko Mr. Pierce get back from
tbe Klondike with Bitnilar reports, tho insane rush northward will lie pretty effectually checked as far as the Kootenay is concerned. Tho restless throng will begin to think
that Klondike is not as good as they thought it to be and
that Kootenay is better than ihey thought it to be.
When a few more sales like tho Whitewater deal arc
put through, people will begin to realize that capital prefers dividend-paying silver-lead mines In the Blocan to
schemes on paper In 1 he Klondike,
In short, when the prospectors got Into the hills again
this spring, when all the old time mines like the Slocan
Star, are contributing their usual full quota to regular ore
shipments, when railway building and public Improvement!
reach full swing, both to the north and to the south of us,
people will begin to wonder why they eve had thought
of such 11 thing as leaving Kootenay.
Proposed Change     "tboplan proposed by the
t\��  tin* Rossland and Trail Boards
,     ^.      .i>        a. of Trade, for changing Ihe
_row s West Koine.  routeoi the crows Nest
Railway, referred to at length elsewhere, should be carried
out, it would have' quite an Influence in ohangicg trado re-
l.t'ons on Kootenay lake. Kaslo and Kuskonook would be
tlit lake towns that would profit by such a course and Kelson would be the one to suffers
()n its face, such a proposition would at first sight seem
to be. improbable. But in view of the changed relations of
the Canadian Pacific railway, since its acquirement of tho
Heinze Interests���including both new roads ami smelter���
and also in view of the costliness of tbe road building down
the ' iisl -iii' of Kootenay lako to Nelson, with no tributary
country 11 tap en route, the proposed change appears quite
feasible. The tact also thai two civic bodies like those
Boards of Trade have seriously considered the matter and
recommended this action, gives It a reasonable standing.
Kuskonook would prosper by such action for tho reason that It would be the only Kootonay lake port touched
by the (row's .'.'est railway; and Kaslo would bo benefited
as i; would i>e' put on a permanent equality with if not superiority over Nolson, with reference to the large carrying
trade resultant upon iho Crow's Nest line coining to
Kootenay lake.
The (j'lllailt    *'l'om t,ie latest accounts obtainable,
Kitrhr nf        Mr. Corbin.is likely to.be successful
j.     S>    . .        .    in his light at Ottawa for tho Kettle
Mr.l.orninat   Uivi.,. Vane_  Railway .barter, der-
OtiaWa. plte tbo opposition of tho Canadian
Pacific Railway, Tii is is partly due to the justice of his
cause and partly due to the magnificent fight put up by his
assistants, chief among whom is tho noted Victoria barrister, M. V. Bodwell. The aid given bira by Minister of Ball-
��� ;,,- Blair and Mr. Bostock, representative from this dls-
trii't, baokod as he was sulkily by the Hoards of Trado of
Kaslo, Kelson and Rossland, was also of great assistance.
li would be a itradgd thlig indeed, if tho Liberal parly, with its principles of free railway competition, should
eee lit to throw out Mr. Corbin's request, even if the railway oommlttee should report in favor Of such 11 proceeding.
lint   ihe  probabilities now  aaem st-rongly lo favor of tbe
committee's favoring Mr. Oorbin.   To throw out a charter
In cause thu roiiel cron.-si-s the international lioundary lino
would be equivalent to a declaration of non-intercourse, a
Step which the Liberals aro hardly prepared to take, ro-
iiii'inbering, too, that both the Canadian Pacific andCrait'l
Trunk railways cross the boundary ut mo.-e than ono point.
As to the allegations thai Mr. Corbin would not do justice to Canadian smelters, he has gone on record binding
!.iin>elf In that respect. Writing to the Toronto Globe denying charges of discrimination mado by the Rossland
Miner, be says: "My instructions have boon and will con-
1 niiuie to be that the freight charges on my road Bhall be
"exactly equal for the same distance to each of the smelters at Northport and Nelson."
The most tangible difference to be observed by Kuslo's
business men on this city's being raise 1 today to a customs
port of entry, will be that but two customs entry papers
will be required for an invoice instead of three as heretofore. But indirectly greater advantages accrue. Trade
statistics from the district of which Kaslo is the center,will
be credited here where they properly belong, instead of at
Nelson, and the exports of all mineral products of the district can be more readily obtained.
Tbe war situation Is in stati) quo with eveijy indloatlon
of being near ft s$ttU>ment.   Spain's reply to, tbe United
Letters l'rom Messrs. Keeling and Stevenson Which the
Kootenaian Refused to Publish.
Kaslo, B. C, March 17th, 1898.
To the Editor of tlie B. C. Nows.
Permit tue through your columns to call attention to
thc very flagrant abuse of patronage exhibited by the committee selected for the appointment of men to do tho work
on tho Duncan river, which power of patronage was entrusted to these gentlemen by Mr. Key, tbe Dominion engineer in charge, unrestricted by any conditions save as to
the appointment of live men. This power has been abused
by these gentlemen to the extent that although their
friends and relations have been found positions on tho
work, some of tho oldost sottlers in that section, land holders and tax-payers at that, havo been refused work, myself
among tho number, although the oldest land bolder and
tax-payer there, and in spile of the fact that I bold a letter
from Mr. Roy promising duo consideration of my claims. I
may say In connection with this that Mr. Hoy was apparently able to seethe justice of the claim of my partner and
c )>owper, Wm. Simpson of Duncan City. Bince his name
was on the special list but for some inscrutable reason mine
was not. 1 am credibly informed *that Mr. McGregor told
one man of English birth that only Canadians were eligible forthe work. I am also told that Mr. Goodenough has
found it possible to make room for his brother though 1 am
unaware that he hits any special claim to consideration of
any sort, beyond that fact.
Now, sir, is it not time that such work should be prop*
eriy managed, with some view to just distribution, by the
acknowledged government agent himself.and not delegated
unrestrictedly to a set of men who apparently have no other aim in view than to find their relatives and debtors
work, to their own advantage and the satisfaction of personal likes and dislikes.
I feel bound to add that I think Mr. G. O. Buchanan
bar. been actuated by perfectly proper motives throughout
this affair, but apparently met in ith overwhelming oppositions I know that as far us my case is concerned, I have to
thank him for much personal effort and I rouble to which ho
went for me. I am, Sir, Yours Truly,
Shirley Kkelinu.
Synopsis of Mr. Stevenson's Letter.
The letter of Mr. Stevenson is synopsi/.ed because it
covers to a contain extent tlio same ground covered by the
Others, Mr. Stevenson recites tho fact that ho is a Liberal
in politics, but still received employment under protest and
against the active opposition of a part of tho committee,
lie concludes his letter as follows:
"After refusing such men as Messrs. Keeling and Pear*
son, two of the oldest sctticfl's and heaviest tax-payors of
the section���without explanation of any sort, Mi'.MeCrogor
had the cool audacity to point mo out to a friend of mine
this morning, whon about to start, with tho remark, 'There
is a man who lias no right to be on tho work,' or words to
that effect. Permit me here to convey to him my thanks
for his most valueless criticism, which I am sorry I cannot
render in porson, and Inform him that when men liko myself and many whom ho has refused, have pioneered tho
Lardo district and mado it possible to build shacks and
bouses at an easy profit���when this timo comes and Mr,
McGregor possibly sees fit to ride into tho country on a
cushioned railway car, and learns to know something about
it, then his opinions may be entitled to more weight und
possibly will find supporters. In the meantime, sir, let mo
point ont that the interests of tho Liberal party havo seriously suffered through the interested prostitution of
power by these two men.
"Loud complaints and unlimited disgust at their actions are to bo heard on every hand, and wo are in danger
of jeopardizing through their selfish behftvlor the position
of tho be,;t member that West Kootenay could possibly
find, viz: .Mr. Bostock. Should either of these gentlemen
require further statement of my views on this subject, I
shall be most happy to present it to them either in porson
Or through your columns if you will permit.
I am, Sir, Yours Truly,
On board Stmr, Halys, March 18, 1898."
Something l'rom the Other Side.
A friend of the cotnmitteo says:    "Those   people  have
taken unnecessary offense.   It was impossible to- give 18
jobs to 100 applicants,   lt is also difficult to seo   why the
committee should go out of its way to provide for its political enemies. As to preferring Canadians to Englishmen,
the former are simply better axemen, and that is the spirit
that ruled throughout, other things being equal, to give
the work to tho most competent men. As to giving the
contract foi'supplies to a Tory firm, that is not entirely
true. The successful firm contains a staunch Grit among
its partner'', and was the only firm so constituted that
could fill tho orders."
The Longest Speeeh on Record.
The longest continuous speech on record is said to have
been made by Mr. de Cosmos In the Legislature of British
Columbia, when a measure was pending to confiscate the
lands of Bottlers. He was in a hopeless minority, and the
enoiny expected to rush tho bill through at the end of the
session, lt was ten in tbe morning; al noon the next day if
no action were taken tho act of confiscation would fall. De
Cosmos arose, spoke for 20 hou"s continuously, and then,
wltb parched lips, bloodshot eyes, and almost dead with fatigue, be won the victory that nearly cost blm bis life.-Ex,
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These are Some of the Indications in Our Men's Furnishing Department.
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Along With Your Spring Cleaning-
I Have al! the Colors in Paints.
Elephant White Lead.
Best Quality of Boiled Oil
ft;���"���?'���" "f""J And Turpentine.
4  Hamilton Byers,
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Ask Your Dealer for It.
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Dealers in General Hardware,
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. . The
Largest and
BestEquipped    ,
Lumbering      (   Kootenay Lake
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In the
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0 0 0 0 0
A Full Line of Building Material Constantly on Hand.
Lumber Rough, Sized, Drosged, Mntchod; Shingles, Laths, Doom, Wisi-
(Iqwb, Mouldings, Brackets, Turned Work, Glaus, ele., etc.
On hand and to Order.   Agents in Nelson and Sandon.
Try a Good Smoke
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f Cigar, by tho Box n Speeialty. 1 handle all the best brands of
Holland Bros Kaslo
.S. Davit & Sons Montreal
J. Bruce Pain Uranby
W. R. Webster & Co Sherbrook
Geo. E. Tuckett & i-on Hamilton
Books and Cigars,       ......      Front Street, Kaslo, B. C. m
At all Prices and to
Suit tho Country.
Will commence soon
and in view of this
we havo im ported a
big line of Tackle of
all kinds.
Watch Repairing a Specialty.
Lamont 6t Young,
Books, Stationery and Wallpaper,  ���   -   -   -  Kuslo, B. C.
'T-miB.. trnTlnrr iwumI vlainnitill teei alilo le) read thli
print ill a riislan-'ejot II ieicliofl (mm 11:9 cy.ee with eMD and
fnir.f.srt; alMMvill tso utile to ryied li with eacl. eyee separately,
if leratlo 1�� eto si yoeer ey-3 are) el.-fe'titive anil nluieilil liuv.1
Imnv.diite attejutfiii.   Wleesn tlie eiyt'a bwomfl lircel from ro.d-
lei* or wring, s.t- it IS. Itettars look ulurrod sad nm togotticr.
It fa eisiiTeiindioatloie *lia*. gt.v..:s am r.Bei'teid    The lcn.?s
E.ild iu tho aheap p.isirfa isro ol eitieeieml dcn.117 and tiavs
Inirurfxlty lirmi'd userfacp.   OOs-sUttued eeiee olthepe poorer
lemnM sTiltnKiittln positives injury fmm (lie coeislant atrnln
upon the misfieik'li o....... u^k-J. :..���:: In .ujiply Um dulcet*} in
If your eyes aro not working O. K.,
consult O. Strathern, opposite P. O. ���
C. M. Arnold, who has recently returned from an extended eastern trip
in the United States, reports times
very quiet there.
Every one is invited to visit the
Steam Laundry. See where and how
<ve do the work, and get our now price
Thc Nashville Students, a colored
troupe of southern jubilee singers, will
appear ai the Kaslo Auditorium, Monday, April 18th.
Ground is boing broken for the new
Archer building, corner of Front and
Fourth streets.
Milwaukee Beer Hall. Tho place
whore yon gel your money's worth. *
Why sent your washing to a Chinaman when white men will, do it bettei
and cheapi'i'.-' '1'ry tho Steam Laundry
am! be convinced.
Hicham Williams, yard manager for
the Say wind Lumber Co.of Kuskonook,
was a kaslo \ Isitor recently.
S. I-:. DeRaokln of the News stuff returned from Spokane this week.
At tho Milwaukee Boer Hall yon
may always lind good minors, mechanics and laborers.
Mrs. Jennie Harris and daughter
Maggie left last week for a visit to
friends in the cast.
Remember the Steam Laundry has
cut prices. Everybody can afford to
have work done there now.
Tho News is in receipt of the prospectus of tho Albion Mining Co. of
Ainsworth. a 12 page pamphlet, descriptive of tLat now noted property.
W. II. Adams returned last night
from a trip to Kossland.
SeO Walker, the Tailor, for well fitting suits of the best material, at most
roasonable prices: -Ith stroet, Kaslo,
B. 0, *
M, E. Hall of Sandou and W. R. Win-
stead of Whltowuter wore at the Sloean last evening. They havo just returned from the new Republic camp
and report, a lively town. Mr. Winstoad also reports a striko in tho
Payno'B lower tunnel and says that tho
Whitewater mine Is to hayo a concentrator this year.
Milwaukee Beer Hall. For the biggest schooner ot boor with tho 'foiun
on the bottom.   Ask for it.
W. R. Mendenhall of Rossluud was
in town Weelnesdny.
S. S. Fowler and Edwin 0. Iloldeii of
Nt/lsou were at thc Kaslo this woek.
Milwaukee Beer Hall. Throe bottles of beer fiOc. *
Alderman Goo. W. Whiteside is
among the recent Kootenay visitors to
tho noted Republic camp on the Col-
ville Reservation. He is very enthusiastic over it-
Green Bros'. Bhow windows have an
attractive display of fino spring goods.
Among yesterday's arrivals at tho
Kaslo are F. Riffic and J. W. Powell of
Whitewater, C. M. Livingstone of Chicago and Thos. Dowsoll of Toronto.
Thomas W. Allic and G. C. Shaw
were Victoria visitors in Kaslo this
Jas Mack and H. E. Swift represented the Spokane contingent in Kaslo
this week.
Sam Hunter lias been exercising his
artistic tastes in the re-dressing of
Giegerich's show windows, to the extent that after looking awhile one is
undecided as to whether ho most wants
to go fishing or have a square meal.
For best rooms at lowest rates, go to
the Colonial house, opposite tho P.O. *
Mrs. Jennie Blackwood who has been
visiting with Mrs. G. O. Buchanan and
her sister Miss Nelson, for the past six
months, left for her home in Brandon,
Canada, last Saturday and was accompanied as far as Nelson by Mr. and
Mrs. Buchanan.
The Steam Laundry is tho place to
have your work dono right at a fair
price. *
Born, to the wife of J. W. Cockle of
the Kaslo hotel, March 28th, a daughter.
John Cameron is conductor on tho
K. & S. during the absence of Gus
Bootcher on a visit cast.
The Steam Laundry under now
management. Call and seo them. Only lirst class work and tho price is only
commensurate with living wages.   *
Mrs. L. L. Patrick has gone on a
visit to Walla Walla.
J. L. Retallack has gone on a pleasure tour south.
When Folonius advised his son,"costly thy habit as thy purso can buy but
not expressed in fancy." ho had direct
reference to Walker, the Tailor. Rut
times have changod aud good stylish
uiits may now be had at Walker's at no
^reat cost. *
F. E. Coy and son havo left for the
Born, to tho wife of R. S. Gallop, iu
San Francisco, March 25, a daughter.
A snap in 1847 Rogers Bros', silver
ilate 1-2 doz. tablespoons, 1-2 do/., des-
ierl spoons and 1-2 doz. teaspoons, all
for if.".   O. Strathern.        . *
The remains of Thomas Kelly, who
died at Sandon on tho 20th inst. of
jinoumouia, wero brought to Kaslo on
'.lie following day for burial. He was
.i miner at the Noble Five.
rruLic school impuovemj-nts.
New I !*urnltur�� Arrl vm anil u Third Tousle
or In Added.
Farm, noar Balfour, has purchased the
steamer Halys from Capt. W. .1. Kane.
Tho purchase price is not made public,
but it is understood that it is between
$2,000 and $3,000. Capt. West will
continue to do a jobbing business on
tho lako with the Halys. Capt. Kane
has not yet matured his future plans.
As a partial result of the visit of the
Eftslo delegation to Victoria, the pub-
lie schools are to open next week wilh
a third department. New desks aud
seats have arrived, ordered through
Owen st Stovonsou.sand aro boing
placed in position in tho new school
building. They will seat GO pupils.
Miss Mooro has been chosen as a third
teacher and will begin work next Mon-
Victorian Order Fund Receipt.
The honorary secretary-treasurer of
tho local coinmlttoo of the Victorian
Order of Nurses lias received an acknowledgement of the money sent by
her recently to tho general treasurer
at Ottawa, of which tho following is a
No.04.   Queen's Diamond .lubilee Fund)
Receipt for the Contributor.)
Ottawa, March 16, 1098.
Received from Mrs. S. Helena Nash
Keen, on account of tho Canadian fund
for founding tho Victorian Order of
Nurses in Canada, the sum of one trail-
elred eleven and 110-100 dollars, whieh
amount will bo placed to the crodlt of
said fund. Maria griffin,
$111,110. Honorary Treasurer.
rriivlxli.il llla.i.vere'el for a Uold I'.niiinis-
���lunerat Dun run Lnkie.
A News man has boon permitted to
peruse the pamphlet containing the
legislative estimate! for the onsuing
year. The estimated recolpts aro $1,-
468,880.46and tlie estimated expenditures ure 11,006,769.76, making adetlcit
of 86-8*876.80. The deficit Is accounted
for by unusual development of tho
province, requiring unusual expenditures for roads which will uftoward indirectly bring back moro than sufli-
eient revenuu to wipe out tho deficit.
Among the items of Interest to this
locality aro $2,000 for aid to a government share in Kaslo's new civic buildings; $2,000 for tho refunding of half
tho cost of a�� road on the south fork of
Kaslo creek to tho Black Fox mine;
$2, ItH) for Kaslo teacher's salaries and
school oxpenses; $200 for Kaslo's fire
department; $1,000 for a bridge across
Slocan river at Slocan City; $1,000 for
a wharf at Nelson, and $1,500 for a gold
commissioner at Duncan Lake. The
latter item Is causiug considerable comment and surmise.
8TEAMKK  II AI.VS S(ll.l).
C��pts \V. J. Kane Disposes of Ui* Boat to
Capt. W. W, Went.
Capt. W.  W. West of the Outlet
She Wasn't Over Particulars
He folded her to his throbbing bo-j
som and then slowly unfolded her.
"We shall be so happy," he said.
"Yes," Henry was her murmured re-'
spouse, "and so harmonious. Whatev-j
er you say I shall believe now, hence-;
forth and forever."
"I can never be auch a husband as
you deserve, Susan," he almost sighed.
"No, Henry," she said, "I supposo
not, but at my lime of life I can't afford to bo too particular."���Ex.
Mr. D. M. Linnard, manager of the
Rossland Syndicate, and now in London, England, has decided to abandon
tho real estate department of his business and devote himself entirely to
The St. I'aneras hotel, erected hast
summer, containing 40 rooms and litted
with all modern improvements, must,
therefore be sold bofore April 1st.
As to the condition of tho building,
Mr. Wm. Goodwin, tho city building
inspector, will givo the required information. For prices and terms
Tin'. Rossland Syndicate, Ltd. Lia.,
F.ossland, B. C.
A Sio.ooo WfaltoWator Dividend.
Among the last thing-.; accomplished
by the former owners of the Whitewater mine in closing up Its business was
the declaring of a dividend of approximately $40,000, covering the earnings
of the mine to .March 2;!d. This brings
tho total up to $194,000. Mr. Eaton,the
former chief ownor, goes east for a
trip. He expects to return, however,
and make Kaslo his home, and will
this spring turn his attention to the
development of some of his other properties, which it is hoped will turn out
as woll as the Whitewater on which he
began only six years ngo. The Kaslo
offices of the mine will bo transferred
to Nelson. F. J. Hill, tho accountant,
goes to the mine.
Free Itcmllng K.��..m Affulrg.
.\t the business moeting of tho Free
Reading Room Association held Inst
Wednesday evening, the constitution
was amended so that an executive
board now takes the place of the former officers. The now board consists of
Mrs. 0. H. Goodwin, ��Mrs. Robert Irving a&d Miss Twiss. Albert Letts is
continued as librarian and ex officio
Kaslo Transfer Co
General Express and
Transfer Business...
Dealers in=
and Feed
Special Facilities for moving���
Gardens Plowed, Manured and Made
Ready for Seed.
L. HANNA, Mangr.
Telephone No. !). Front st. Knslo, B.C.
A Large Stock of
oots and Shoes,
Fro n    est Canadian and American
Makers.   Prices to Suit the Times.
. Hen's Furnishings .
Are Also Fully Represented.
All the Lines of Staple and Fancy Groceries
are up to the Mark with LTs, as usual	
Corner A Avenue and Third Street, Kaslo, B. C.
All Kinds of Fresh and Cured Meats.
Spring Is Almost Here.
Ae.sk STEPHENSON for a bottlo of Compound Sarsaparilla.   There is nothing
better for a Spring Mediei.ie or Blood Purifier.
E. F, STEPHENSON   The Kaslo Druggist,
Front Stroet, Kaslo, British Columbia.
st-THCl  CI��s��.'r-M uono
Ol'RTH OF ASKIZK nnd Nisi l'rliis.anel Oyer
anil Terminer ami UenoMl (lao) Delivery,
will lie holilcn at the places and on the elates ,
following, viz:���
City of Nelson, on Monday, the 20th  day of
June, 1898.
Town of Donald, on Monday, the 27th day of
June, IS98.
By Command.
Provincial Secretary.
Provincial Secretary's Offloe,
Sth March, 18��8,
It is possible to be too diligent in business and too persistant in advertising. An English paper tells of a lithographing establishment ln Manchester which recently received from a London customer a circular note announcing
the death of the head of the lirm. It was given ton clerk
with instructions to write a lot, ;r of condolence in reply,
and this is what he produced: "Weare greatly pained to
learn of tho loss sustained by your firm and extend to you
our heartfelt sympathy. We notice that the circular you
sent us announcing the death of the head of your firm is
lithographed by a London lirm. Wo regret that you did
not seo it in your way to intrust us with the work. The
next time thero is a bereavement in your house we shall be
glad to (jiioto you for lithographed circulars, and are confident that wo can give you bettor work at less cost than
anybody else iu tho business."
More advertisements are printed today than ever before in tho world's history. Not many years ago the "nd"
copy was prepared In haste, the work being considered ���
disagreeable task) to be dlspatohed and over with as soon
ns possible. Today the merchant that advertises- and all
successful ones do-seeks to put up In form and matter an
advertisement nttrnctivo in appearance and entertaining in
contents. The pains, the tnste, the originality, tho different designs, the Interesting matter, and always and mainly
the' bargains and novelties given and described, mako the
modern nd one of the most attractive, entertaining and valuable features of every well regulated newspaper, and
which in every persistent instance becomes a thing of beauty and a joy of succeeding days. This is the age of the ad,
ono of the positive proofs that this Is an age of progress.
Loungers ou the boulevards have been treated to a novel spectacle, whioh has created no little amusement. As
they were strolling about, looking into the shop windows,
several Individuals attired in frock coats and tall hats.mak-
ing their appearance on tho scene, went up to any of them
and bowing profoundly stood before them for several moments with bent and bare bends, and then departed without uttering a word. The fair ones were at llrst startled,
then smiled, and gazed intently on the men who had thus
politely and respectfully saluted them. What did it all
mean, the men began to nsk, for they had not been favored
in a similar manner. A little dodging behind a group of
women lo whom one of the mysterious promenaders was
paying his homage, led to a prompt solution of tho enigma.
Each of tho gallant cavaliers was wearing a wig specially
contrived for the occasion,and on the top of the head where
no hair was to be seen, were printed in large letters words
announcing the approaching opeiiing of a place of amusement. The bare head was bent a sufficiently long time to
allow the ladies thus honored to read this novel and original advertisement.���London Telegraph. CARRYING  MAIL IN   CANADA.
li,>ii>    Urate    *-lrel*A'"��   Teei,   Tlioiiaaiid
Melees Over Seies.s und lee.
One of the most romantic and picturesque mall services in the Universal
Postal Dnlon is thai of Northern ('numb. Of the several long until mutes
petiet in I ing the great wilderness lying
between Cauada's northern frontier
ind the Arctic (li'i'tin there Is nne that
runs almost due north a distance of j
2,012 miles beyond ihc railroad terminus, it Is the route from Edmonton,
Alberta, to Fori Mcpherson, on Peel
river, near the Arctic coast, The winter mall for Fort McPbei'SOU Is known j
.is the '���.Mackenzie River packet." With
the exception of 170 tulles by horse
sleigh. II Is hauled the entire distance
oh sledges drawn by dogs,   ou that
route, ns ou most others, there are only i
two malls a year,   The summer "pack-
s't" is taken down the Athabasca, slave
mil Mackenzie rivers on steamers own-1
:'n by the Hudson Bay company.   The
route next  in length Is Hint from Sel- :
kirk, a  few miles north of Winnipeg.
io i'ork Factory, on Hudson bay, being uso miles.   The winter packet is |
hauled by dog train,   in summer it goes '
about 800 miles by steamer, and ihe re-,
inalnder of the distance by canoe, The
Pence river packet is carried In a similar manner over n distance   of   020
miles, from Edmonton   io   McLoods
Fort. In the Rocky Mountains,    The
Moose Fori  packet  runs between the;
Hudson Bay company's post pn Lake
Tctniscainingiic    ami    Moose  Fort on j
.lames bay, covering 420 miles, in sum-
mer the mall goes by canoe; in winter
it  Is hauled on a  toboggan drawn  by j
The mall matter to and from points
north of tbe Government postofflces lit j
Canada Is placed In charge of the Hudson Kay company, and delivered along
with the company's mall. Their packet
arrangements are such that every post
in the northern department is periodically communicated with.
The mail is usrally contained in a box
Hayes river; (8) Interior of postofflce at
Hudson Buy post; (4i all ox-express
bound for Manitoba House; and t.'il Ihe
Mackenzie river packet traveling due
north, 2,012 miles beyond ihe railway
Cold   Winter Kun in a Country Where
Skaters Abound.
lu Holland the fun of winter life
takes many forms, and winter fucill-
tutes locomotion as Ihe highways of
summer available for bonis become the
beat thoroughfares for those who skate.
In this way, directly the Ice bears,
visits are made and distances traveled
which cannot be done iu summer; nnd,
Instead of going round and round as
we (lo here on a small confined space,
Ihe Dutch make up a party ami pay a
visit lo some neighboring town or village. A bright winter's morning ii always exhilarating; how much more so
when cheerful company, free exercise,
variety of character, nml constant
change of scene all tend to make the
day iis ii red letter one. Should the
frost be sufficiently severe, a river is
most Interesting, being on a large scale
nud partaking more of ihc charaete.
of a fair, which is ihc case, for installer, on the' Mans, at Kollerdiiin.
The Mans runs very strongly, .ttiel
the difficulty Is for thc lirst coating of
Ice lo form. When a severe frost catch-
es the still water during the night, then
"once begun, soein done." and Hie crews
who turn into llielr berths at night,
wake up in the morning u> tind themselves frozen In. The canals naturally
soon freeze over, and the boat traffic
Is Supplanted by baggage sledges, lnrge
nnd small, Near dwelling houses are
seeu little box sledges for the children;
These are Ihe same as the seventeenth century contrivances���the child,
sits with just room for Ils feet, and,
wilh stick iu each hand, pushes astern
and propels llself ahead. The adult
sledges are In some cases simply gorgeous, as the opportunity affords groat
Summary of Railway-Steamer Time
Cards from Kaslo.
Cody. t'te\, Kaslo st Stocun Railway trains
leave Kuslee dully nt 8 u. m.; returning,
arrive at Knslo 8:60 1>- in.
Rosebery anel Nakusp, take K. A S. Ry,
from Kaslo to Bandon, and thence Nakusp a Blocan Railway, leaving Bandon
dully nt Tub a. in.; returning, arrive da.ly
at San.Ion at 4|66 p,  m.
Victoria nud other main line points on
C, P, It., Ijont fieinh Nakusp to Arrew-
henil, cars to Revelstoke, thence connect with cast and west bound trains.
etc., (nke Steamer Blocan on Blocan lake.'.
connetlng with Nakusp & Blocan ity. at
lanii and Grand t'eiiks, takes tin' Steamer
International from Kaslo daily at 5:46 <*i.
m., except Bunday, making connections nt
Five Mile- Point, near Nelson, with Nelson st Fort Sheppard Ry., then to North-
port, From Northport te.' Bpokane continue the railway, known south of
Northport as tlit* Bpokane Falls a Northern,  arriving nt  Bpokane nt  liiii, p.  in.
or for Bpokane take I. N. A T. Co.'s
steamer Alberta from Knslo to Bonner's
Ferry, Tuesdays ami Saturdays ut r> p.
m. and oonnect at Bonner's Ferry with
(.rent Northern trains to Bpokane, arriving at 9,46 th" following day.
Kaslo & Slocan Ry.
���TIME t'AKIi-
Trains Run on Pacific Standard Time.
lining Wont.
KiWlR. m. l.v.
KiWia. in. l.v.
B:86a. in. i.v.
1 H.
10:ll.'l H. ill.
in I* n in.
10:118 n. ni.
10:80a. ni.
ROBT. lliVlNi;,
(I    P. A. P. A,
...South Fork,
. Sproale'a
he'll I'   I like'
. ,.HcOnlgan.
t'eedy Junction
.  . .Sandon    .
lining   Best
Arv. 8:60 p, in j
Arv. 8:111 je. in :
Arv. 3:16 p. in !
Arv. .:00 p. in
Arv. 1:48 p. in
Arv. 1 ::IK je. in
Arv. 1:1. p. in
.l.v. l.UUV in
K. col'KI.ANU,
superintendent. I
The Cheapest, most Comfortable  aim
direct route from Kaslo
Navigation and Trading Co., Ltd.
Bteainers "International" and "Alberta" <m
Kootenay Lake and Kiver.
III effect loth of March, 18WS. Sulijci't.to
change without notice.
leaven Kaslu fur Nulsem anil way pnlnts,dail*/
except Sunday,UtetBtm, Arrive NorthportlllitS
p. in.-  Roisland, 2:8t]p. in.. Bpokaue,o:40 p, m.
Leave Kelson lot Keeslse and nav points, elailv
except Sunday. I:_} p.m. I em Ing Bpokane 8 ii.
in.; HusmIiuki   11:48a.m,,Northport, 1:00p.m,
Five Mile Point connection with all Passenger Trains of N. .V K. S. Kailroad tie and from
Northport, Rossland and Bpokane. Tickets
seelel anil luiggage checked to all United States
pni n Is.
Leaves   Kaslu   for   Kuskonook  nnd  wny-
polnts   and   for   Honner's   Ie'orry.   Idaho.
every Tuesday and Saturday at 3 p. m���
For Rossland change at Noi thport to
the Red Mountain Ry.. irrlvlng at Rossland :it 3:40 p.  m.    Or, Rossland may    i.e
reached from Nelson via Columbia A
Kootenay Ky. lo ttobson, thence by river
steamer to Trail, thence by Columbia st
Western Ky. to Rossland, Or, Kosslnml
may bei reached Via Nakusp and Trail by   __ ,
dally steamers down the Arrow lakes and arriving at Kuskonook at  10 p. m. and
Columbia river. int  llonner's  Ferry  at  S a.   in.   following '
For orand forks and Boundary Creek f^J   ^JS?"   ]e'T*  *onner',_ 9m* i
points, take S. F. A N. Ry. from North- i <���'*���<���'.v Wednesday and bunday at 2 p. m..
port   to   llossbui'B or  Marcus,   thence  by   arriving  at   Kuskonuok at S p. m. and at
stai,c across reservation,
aon. etc, I. N. A T. Co.'s Bteamer International leaves Kaslo dally, except Sunday, ai 5:45 a. m.; returning, leaves Nelson
at 5 p. m>, arriving at Knslo about 8::W ;>.
C, P. R. Co.'s Steamer Kokanee leaves
Kaslo elaily, except Sunday, at 7:110 a. m..
arriving at Nelson at 11 a. m.: returning.
leaves Nelson at 4 p, in., arriving at Kaslo at I'.'M p,  in.
etc., take steamer Kokanee Monday,
Wednesday and Friday at 7:50 a. m., eer I.
N. & t. Co.'s steamer Alberta Tuesday
and Saturday at 5 p. m.; thence by stage
to Fort Steele Wednesday and Saturday,
T villi; of DISTANCES.
From   Kiissls.   t��   Sum i>unilliiK    II,,.I
liens   I'e.l e. I x.
Hear Lake 	
Bandon ci hour*),
Three IPorks 	
New Drover 	
Slocan l.'lly  	
t'.uri. ii   City
111 le-s.
17' Ainsevisl'th
'-' lot Hay .
���3|llair<nir ...
n Sanca
Nelson ei hours)....
Northport iv his)...
WIRoHluid de hours),
"0 IteissliUI'K   	
'"' Marcus	
tssWdo  MOrand Forks
Argenta  *> Greenwood ...
Duncan City 31 Anaconda ....
Halcyon Hot Bpfgt. Niiamnlary .. .
Arrowhead  1��| N1,,wliy    ..,
Laurie ... ���(���.Spi.katie (13 hours)..SIS
Thompjons Idtadtngsllt Kuskonook     44
Tre.ut Lake City 12.", fioa,  ���lve,,    _,
I Kuslo   at   1   a.   in.   following   dny.
Bonner's Perry connection with ail pas-
j singer trains of Qreal   Northern railway.
i arriving westward at Bpokane L':45 p. m..
or leaving Bonner's Ferry for eastward
polnis at 1:15 p.   in.
.Meals and berths not  Included.
Passengers on  HS.   International  from
Nelson, Spokane, etc., for poinis on Kootenay  lako south  of  Pilot Hay,  will con-
' ncct  nt thai point with  the  88.  Alberta.
Passengers for Nelson via ss. Alberta,
from points south of Pilot Bay, can, by
arrangement  Willi purser,  hnve stop-over
; nt Pilot Bay Or Alnswortli. or conneot
with   SS.   International  at   Kuslo.
|   The company's steamers connect Koot-
|cnay Lake and Slocan points with nil
points In the I'nlted States and Canada.
I by way of Spokane nnd  Kootenay river.
! Tickets sold and baggage checked to
all points by pursers on steamers or at
our  offlee. G.   ALEXANDER.
General Manager.
P.   O.   Box   IS,   Knslo.   H.   6.
Spokane Falls & Northern
Nelson & Fort Sheppard
Red Mountain R'ys.
All  points in  Canada anil tlie United
The onlv line running through Tourist cars to Toronto, Montreal and Boston. Through Tourist cars to St. Paul
Magnificent Sleepers and Dining Cars on All Trains.
Travel hy this line and have your bag-
gage checked through to destination.
Daily connection from Kaslo every day
excepting Sunday, at 7:*) a. in.
Tor Kuskonook and lake points, Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
For full Information call on or address
Freight and Pass, agent, Kaslo, B. Q.
���OK TO���
Traveling I'ass. agent. Nelson, R. C.
District Pass   agent, Vancouver.
Bhorteal  nml quickest  rants t�� the Cant
d'Alene milieu, i'Rliiiine, l.eu Istnu, Walla Walla,
Baker (ily mines. Portland, Hau Francisco,
(ripple (reek gold mines' and all point* Kant
Wd South. Only line Kant via Salt Lake and
and Denver, steamer tiekets to Europe and
either foreign countries.
Ocean steamers leave Portland every
four davs for San Francisco.
Spokane Time schedule
p. m
1 >.i i 1 y
FAR M.\n.-Walla Walla. Port-
land.   Hau    FranoiSOO,    liaker
City and Ihe Kast.
I.    ill
S. iu
LOCAL   M*n.-('ceur   d'Alenes.
Pennington, t.artiewi, Collax,
Pullman and Moscow.
V   ne
fe__ -&*'&*
8V_ feel long Iiy 1'/. feet high, the width
nf the sledge, iiii" this a surprising
amount 0( postal matter is pressed. The
liox Is lashed to the tall of the sledge,
Ilie fore part lielng packed with Itlau-
kets, flour, lea and pork for the "trip-
pers," and while llsh for Ihe dogs. 11
Is Ihe custom of Ihe Hudson Bay com
puny never lo scud less than two men
with the mail. One of I hem -the
"triickei'"���goes a considerable distance
In advance lo break a trail, which ihe
train of four dogs follow, while the
driver brings up Ihe rear. The "trippers" average ;io miles a day. AI nlglii
they liivounc em Ihe snow, with nothlug
lott a blanket bei ween them and Ihe
aurora borealls. while Ihe llieriuoiiieti'i'
may fall to 00 degrees below zero. Al
each Hudson Bay cumpauy post the
mall Is transferred to a fresh relay of
men and dogs.
In former years so Jealously was all
excess In mall matter guarded agalust
that the carriage of newspapers was
disallowed, with the exeeptlou of an
annual file of the Montreal <lunette
.which was forwarded to the company's
headquarters at Fort (larry for general
perusal. Now, however, newspapers
and magaslnes comprise the bulk of the
Inward-bound packets. In 1858 the colonists organized a monthly mall service
between Fort Garry���uow Wlunlpeg���
and Fort ltlpley, Minn., then the most
advunced of tbe I'nlted States post-
offices. The building of the Canadian
raelfle railroad has put au end to the
greater part of the old packet in Northwestern Canada.
In the illustration the numbers refer
lo the following subjects: (1) the Moose
Fort packet nearing Ablttttl House; (2)
flfork Factory packet descending the
latitude for form, greut scope for variety of gear, harness, and trappings.
They are generally rather of the swan
outline,   the   slelghers   sitting lu the
body, the driver perched al the back, ns
on the tall, the sweeping-Irons following the CUFve of the swan's neck; over
these run Ihe reins. Oue horse generally constitutes the team.
An American Artlai.
.Most of New York's noted society
beauties have been painte-.! hy a woman whose miniatures loug ago he-
came f 11111(111*1. ii mi hIii' was noted as the
most hiice'essi'ni mui fashionable artist
In thai Hue that New York possessed.
Now this fortunate artist Is In London,
where she painted a miniature of the
Prince 0( Wales In Hie costume Hint he
wore at Hie famous hall given hy the
Duchess of Devonshire. The prlvlllege
of painting lids would have been In Itself honor enough for most artists, hut
lu addition the l'rlucc sent Ihe artist a
diamond heart pin, which represented
Persimmon, tbo Princa'i horse, in diamonds, wilh the Jockey's colors done In
enamel. After the fact of the presentation became public the price of her
mluattirea went up to fl,000, and persons are wondering If the influence of
the Prince oi Walee' patronage will be
strong enough to have the same effect
In New Vork.���New York Buu.
l'Vl'KUH.ill   U0
Revelsleske .31 Ill's).. 133
Vernon  223
PanUcton  293
Kaniliseeps 261
slHhcroft   30f
I.ylt.in  SSf
Yale  401
WW Westminster...50T
Vancouver (81 hra)*,mi
Victoria   (59   hrs)��....5M
Seattle C!8 liourR) 5S0
Tacoma (30 heiliro)., .021
Portland (41 hours)..08'.
���Via ('.   1*.   It.
Bodllnjton (ttykerta) 77
Port mil  7��
Isucas  10S
Homier* Ferry (13 101IO
Moyle CKy.   ..
Wiir.lner. 11. C 110
Cranbrook 150
Fori Sleele 100
Canal   Flats    190
(Vlnelniere     , 210
Uonalel    212
Golden   230
Banff   311
For through tickets and (urther lulormatlou
apply to JAS. VI Al (.11,
Agent International Navigation and Trailing
Company, Kanln.
The only all rail route without
change of cars between Nelson and
/Rossland and Spokane and Rossland. A j��
l.eaieOi'JKaai       ...NelSOa.
I.eave 11 M am Koaalanel
leave HODain Spokane
Arrive 6:110 pm
Arrive. _:.V. pin
Arrive 6:40 pm
Raw Fur Notice*
A Cartons Island.
One of the most curious Islands in
the world Is Merken, lu the Zuyder
Zee. Horsee aud trees are unknown to
the nnU v.*, as also Is drunkc-iincn*. The
Island produce* one crop a year, vlr..,
bay, awl the women manage the growing and harvesting of t.Us.
Honors of War.
"Honors of war" is the privilege allowed to the enemy on capitulation of
being permitted to retain their arms.
This Is tbe highest honor a victor can
pay a vanquished foe.
It Is seldom difficult, to appear natural If jr��u have no object In view.
i, the uneiersiRiied, representing JOSEPH UMs.MAN, of 8t. Paul. New York
and London, England, wish to Inform my
friends and the public generally thai I
do   not   Intend   to   travel   as   heretofore.
Those favoring me with shipments of
can   rely  on   fair  treatment   nud   prompt
returns assured,   Write for price Hat.
ii. w. BALDWIN, Winnipeg, Man.
BeBt in every line.   A stock of fancy
groceries is soon to lie added
to our stock.
Front st. opp. Kuslo Hotel, Kaslo, B. C.
and Real Estate
Correspondence solicited.
Addreu, KA si.O, B. C.
Pstuuengers for Kettle river and
Boundary creek connect at
Marcus with Stage Daily.
Inland Navigation
and Trading Co.,
Steamer Halys,
Capt.   w.  3.  Ken..
Does .lobbing Trade on Kootenay Lake.!
I'e.r |sei.��ns*e or freight tr.n.port.tlon apply
The surveyor's ctuin
made it the shortest
transcontinental route.
It Is the most modern In equipment.
It Is the heaviest railed line.
It has a rock-ballast roadbed.
It crosses no sand deserts.
It was built without land grant er government aid.
It ls noted for the oourtesy of Its employes.
It le the only line servlnr meals on the
la carte plan.
Kootenay eoniiec ion at Botiiier'n Ferry Ida ,
Sunday and Wednesday.
Kaatward ��� ���"  7.00 ���. ui
Westward '2.4S p. m
For maps, tickets and complete Information call on or address International
Navigation 4 Trading Company agents,
K. A S. railway agents,' or
C. Q. DIXON, Ueneral Agent,
Bpokane, Wash.
F. I. WHITNBT. ��. P. * T. A..
9t. Paul. Mina.
drat o   It  si tt. company's nlflee, 'to Klver-
���ieie urenin*, -spokane, iVh.iIi
II.  M.   ADAMH'
(ieneral Agent.
Or.... ��. ll. lintl.lll'Kl.
i-.nieral l'aatenger Agent. Portland, (ire.
The Fast Line.
Superior Service.
Through tickets to all pMnts hi the
United States and Canada.
Hirer! ( uisass.-don wltk Ihe Spoka
Fall* nnd  Kurt-sera  Railway.
No. 1 west   StOO p. ss.
No.2ea��t       T:0��a.i��,
Tickets to .lni'iin and China via Tacoma
���nd Northern Paclrtc Steamship Company.
Kor information, time curds, maps and
tickets, apply to agents of the Bpokane
Falls & Northern and Its connections,
or to
K.   II. UIHB9.
Geaeral  A-geaet,  Bpokaae.
Aast. <Me��. Pas*. A��t..
Na. HUB Morrleaa St..
Parllaad,  llrrioa.
Writ, for map of Kaotensy country. MuP#tJS
Both the method and results when
Syrup of Figs in taken; it is pleasant
and refreshing to the taste, and acts
gently yet promptly on the Kidneys,
Liver and Bowels, cleanses the system effectually, dispels colds, headaches and fevers and cures habitual
constipation. Syrup of Figs is the
only remedy of its kind ever produced, pleasing to the taste and acceptable to the stomach, prompt in
its action and truly beneficial in it ts j on Hie reins,
effects, prepared only from the most
healthy and agreeable substances, its
many excellent qualities commend it
to all and have made it thc most,
popular remedy known.
Syrup of Figs is for sale in 60
���cent bottles by all leading druggists. Any reliable druggist who
may not have it on bund will procure it promptly for any one who
wishes to try it. Do not accept any
How  HiitTieln   Mill   Fooled n Party of
Green Cavalry Officers.
Buffalo Rill lolls a pleasant tale of
Jtiiii]iiiiu Oil his favorite horse, "Brlj*- |
ham," and riding out of camp nt the
alarm of n herd of buffalo, it was at |
a time when he and his comrades were
short of meat, and consequently loug-
injf for buffalo steak.   He says:
While I was riding toward tbe buffaloes, i saw live horsemen from the
fort, who were evidently going out for
:i chase. They proved to be newly arrived Officers, a captain and his lieutenants.
"Hello, my friend!" snug out the captain, "I see you are after the same
game that we are."
"Yes, sir," said I.
They scanned my cheap outfit very
closely, aud as my horse looked like a
work-horse, and hnd on only a blind
bridle, they evidently considered me a
greefl hand at hunting.
"Do you expect to catch those buffaloes on (hat Gothic steed?" laughed
the captain.
"I hope so, by pusihlng hard enough
was my reply
Spring Medicine
These two words emphasize a necessity
and indicate a remedy.
SPRING���the season when the blood is
must impure as a result of the winter's
closer confinement, higher living, slower action of thc kidneys rnd liver;
when the humors of all kinds, boils, pimples and eruptions are most liable to appear; when the weak, languid Condition
of the whole bodily structure demands
nnd welcomes help.
MEDICINE���that to which the millions
turn at this season���Hood's Sarsaparilla. The original and only preparation especially adapted to the present
needs of thc human family; that whieh
makes the blood pure and clean asshown
by its thousands of wonderful cures
of dreadful blood diseases; creates an
npjK'tite and cures dyspepsia, as shown
by its "magic touch" in all 9tomaeh
troubles; steadies and strengthens the.
nerves, as proved by people formerly
nervous, now calm and
thanks to
Only those who ltuve been relieved of I years old, when 1 licfiun giving him
great suffering can fully appreciate the : Hood's Bareaparilla, After using two bot-
grntitude with which the testimonials | ues he is as well as any child." MRS. 6.
overflow written  in favor of Hood's Bar-  H.  RICHARDSON, li.3  Bush  btreet, Se-
saparilla.    Just read this
Former   Illinois  Girl   In   Mlsaourl   Is
an Independent Cnndldate.
Miss Edna G. Johnson, the most enter-
prising woman In Macon, Mo., hus an-
niounced herself as Independent cnndldate
for the office of clerk of the circuit court.
Mies Johnson was born In La Snlle county, Illinois, and she Intends to make a
hard fight for the office, which Is a particularly Important one on account of
the heavy legal work of the county.
The fair candidate Is Just 4i2 years of
age, a bright and Up to date young woman, very businesslike in ull her transactions. 6he began her political career
in the postofflce. She has also taught
echool and been so successful that she has
saved money enough to buy a home for
herself and her parents. She believes In ,
the ballot for women, who have, she suys,
quite as much Interest In good government as men.
"I am a direct descendant of the house
���f Charles Carroll, who was a signer of j
the declaration of Independence,'' .Miss
JOhMon said, "therefore I have a strain !
���f love for political affairs In my veins;
I am the first woman to take advantage
���f the supreme court's decision authorizing-  women   to   hold  public  office."
The preacher wus having a sort of a tost
meeting by usMng the congregutlon questions'
on their conduct. "Now, brethren." tin suM,
"all Of jrou who pay your debts will please;
aland up."
Tn   response   to   this   there   was   an   apparent i
unanimous uprising.
"Now,"  mild  the preacher,  asking  the ollie'rs
to sit down,   "all  those  who do not  pay will ���
pte-uso stand tip."
(me roan arose.
'Ah, brother," said the preacher, "why is
It that you of all the congregation or brethren |
should  be so   different?"
"1  don't  know,   parson,"   he  replied,   slowly, j
as he looked around over his friends anil acquaintances,   "unless It Is that  I'm  not a llur. j
and 'cause I can't get what  the people round i
me owe me."--Iloston Journul.
You'll never catch them in the world,
my fine fellow," said he. "lt takes a
fast horse to do that."
"Does It?" asked I, as If I didn't
"Yes, but come along with us. for we
are going to kill Hieim more for pleasure than anything else. .\11 wc want
are the tongues and a piece of tenderloin, and you may have all tbat ls left."
".Much obliged to you, captain," said
I.   'I'll follow yon."
There were eleven buffaloes In the
herd, and they were not more than a
mile ahead. I saw they were making
toward the ereek for water, and i
started up Hint way to head them off,
while the officers came up In the rear,
and gave cliase. The animals came
rushing past me, not n hundred yards
distant, with the officers three hundred
yards In the rear.
I pulled the blind bridle off my horse,
and be, a trained hunter, knew exactly
what to do.    He Started nt the top of
bis speed, and brought me alongside the I Tlie n4.���hpaIH,rs 0f Vienna announce
rear buffalo. I raised my gun. tired, , that jHpan ^.^^ iS95 ftn_ i905 wiu
and killed tbe animal at Ilie llrst shot, j mive   devoted    193,1)00,000    von   to   the
My horse thi arrled me alonslde the j _,,jkHiu�� of warships.    Forty-seven  have
next one. ami 1 dropped him at the next ttlr)>n,iy >���.,.��� ordered with short terms of
fire. ; delivery in England, France, Germany and
Tims 1 killed Ihe eleven buffaloes i tll(, i_'nj(p(i states,
with twelve shots, and ns the last anl- ! The schooner General Siglin arrived at
mal dropped, my droie stopped. He- Seattle from Copper river, Alaska. Cap-
matober l had been riding him without ��� tain Johnson states that 800 people have
bridle, reins or saddle; but I Jumped crossed the Valdes glacier and are now
to the ground knowing he would not |making their way into the interior. The
leave me. The astonished officers were :dllv tile siglin left Copper City, which is
Just riding up. i now a town of liOO inhabitants, the theft
"Now. gentlemen." ��ald I. "allow me |_j* a quantity of bacon hnd been discov-
to present you With all the tongues and   end.   Notices were being posted that thc
thief, if caught, would be hanged.
A dispatch received at Berlin from
Dares Salaam, io miles south of Zauzi-
. during  a   severe engagement  an  expedi
i tion of foresters was attacked and three
"C. I. Hood & Co., Lowell, ilass.:
"Gentlemen: "We use Hood's Sarsapa-
rilla as a general family medicine. If
any of as run down,  we always get a
bottle of Hood's Sarsaparilla as a tonic. J lieve it to be un excellent medicine for
self-possessed, I My youngest boy, now seven years old, I scrofula troubles."    HENRY   JENKINS,
wns a very delicate child until he was four ' Port Angeles, Wash.
I uttle, Wash.
i S.esiteiee   llroken   UoiTH.
"For 15 years I have suffered wilh
catarrh and indigestion, and my whole
system was almost completely broken
down. I had almost, abandoned any bona
of recovery. 1 finally purchased six bottles of Hood's Barsapavilla, and its effects
have been marvelous. It has made me
feel like a new man. 1 am able to sleep
well, have a good appetite, and have gained several pounds in weight. I recommend Hood's Sarsaparilla to all my fellow sufferers." TAMES WILDER, Oro-
ville, Wash.
He Feels All Hliil.t.
"Several months ago I was covered with
blotches and sores and had an itching sensation all the time. 1 read about
Hood's Sarsaparilla and begun taking it.
and it soou made mc feel all right.   I be-
IS America's Greatest Medicine because it cures when all others fail.       Be sure   to  get  Hood's
��� ������_���..
Ileum of inCoriuntluu Gathered From
n Wide Area���Political Hnppen-
Isuisvx and Industrial Xiutes���Crimea
and   Accident*.
tenderloins you want,
"Well," said the captain, "I never
saw the like before. Who under the
sun nre you, anyhow'/"
".My name ls Cody."
"That horse of yours hns running
"Yes. sir- he lias not only the points,
but lie knows how to use them."
"So 1 nol iced!"
been quietly working for the past month
organizing the building tradesmen in Milwaukee. Wis., looking to a demand on
May 1 for an eight-hour working day.
Tlie grand jury at Chicago has returned indictments against George H, Jacks,
formerly chief of police of Muskegon,
Mich., and William 11. Willows, charging
them with the murder of Andrew H. Mo
Gee. Jacks and Willows, it is alleged,
decoyed McGce to an apartment house on
the south side several weeks ago and murdered and rubbed him.
Colonel John \V. McKen/.ie, a well-
known veteran of the Mexican war, is
dying in San Francisco. He is a native
of Newark, N. J., and was formerly city
marshal of San Francisco and colonel of
the First regiment of the National
Guard of California.
The Missouri supreme court has declared
the inheritance tax law unconstitutional.
All gambling at Dawson City, Klondike,
has been restricted to "legitimate games."
Five small children of Pottsville, Pa.,
ate wild parsnips, and will probably die
from tho-poison.
Governor Culberson of Texas has issued
a quarantine against yellow fever on all
coast points and along the Rio Grande.
Pearl Eytiugc, the actress, is in a New
The entire area ot the t'nited States 's
placed at 1,835,017,69. acres, of which 7.1.-
7(C,aCJ acres is now owned by individuals
or by corporations of states, or has passed out of the control of the general government.  ,
We nre asserting? In the coiirti our right luthe
exclusive use ol the word ' CASTOKiA," and
"flTCHBa'8 CASTORIA," aei our Trade Mark.
I, Dr. Samuel Pitcher, of Hyannls. Massachusetts,
was the originator of " riTCHRR'SCASl'OKIA,"
the same that has borne ai.d does now bear the
facsimile signature of CHAS. H. l'UiTCllliR o��
every wrapper. This is the original " PITCHER'-i
CASTORIA " which has been used in the homes
of the molher. of America for over thirty years.
Look Carefully at the wrapper and see that it is
the kind you have always Knight, tend has the
signature of CHAS. II. FI.KTCHKR on the
wrapper. No one has authority from me to use
my name except The Centaur Company of which
Chas. H. Fletcher is President.
March 3, .'*y7.        SAMUEL, PITCHER, I
At the recent sale In Boston of the library of the late Charles Deans a small
quarto of 18 loaves was sold for $460. It
was printed in 1622, and is the history of
the  settlement  of  New  England.
Allen's Foot-Ease, a powder for tbe feet,
^..es .-saiaam si* nines souu. "' "���*"������- I york hospital, insane from the morphine i f'3^felu T^r"5 feH *"2
Mir, Kust Africa, savs that last Monday   _ ��.���*. instantly takes the stmg out ol corns and
,���____        ' _T_ .  ...   a\    habit. j bunions.   It's the greatest comfort discov-
Eugenc Saulsby, a prominent politician i ��ry of theage.    Allen's Fuot-Kase makes
of Indianapolis, has been stricken with to- : Iffi^S"^ &%7iS32! *"' W*   l% " *
iiuij certain cure for chilblains, sweating, damp,
tal blindness. | callous and hot, tired  aching  feet.     We
At Pulaski, 111., Perry Gardiner, aged j have over 10,000 testimonials of cures.  Try
16 yean, lured his comrade, Will Rogers,! "wday.   Bold by all druggists and sho*
'   stores.   By mail for 25c. in stamps
......l......   L'l> L' I.' 1,1.1 s.l-.r    .
Minting a Nuisance.
The Cleveland Plain Dealer prints a
lliarp retort - a little too sharp, perhaps,
but of thai the reader may Judge���once
ottered by a Mr. Toinllnaon, who was a
shrewd newspaper reporter, and at the
snine lime a genial, presentable person
and a mover In polite society. Kreu In
polite society, however, a man Is not
f  " I   Buffered   for  eight  years, and
tould find no permanent relief until
one year ago.  My trouble was Change j
of Life.   I tried Lydia E. Pinkham's '<
Vegetable Compound, and relief came !
almost immediately. I have taken
two   bottles of
tlie Vegetable
three lioxea
of Pills, |
and have j
^^^ also used
'" -f.~TOI._-,- IB ll1 3&%mm      the 8an-
Wash, and j
must aay I havo
never had any-1
thing help to much.   I have better
health than I ever had in my life.   I j
feel  like   a new   person,  perfectly i
strong.   I give the Compound all the ,
credit.    I have recommended it to several of iny friends who are using it
with like results.   It haa cured me of
aeveral female diseases.   I would not
do without Mrs. Pinkham's remedies
for anything.   There ia no need of so i
much female suffering.   Her remedies j
are a sure cure."���Mils. Ella Kuinkh, i
Knightstown, Henry Co., Ind.
By the way, the leading druggists j
tell us that tho demand for Lydia E.
Pinkham's Vegetable Compound is j
aimply beyond their power of under- i
standing; and, what is best of all, it j
does the work promptly and well.
Germans and many of the native carriers
were massacred.
William M. Tnggart, editor of Xaggart'l
Sunday Times, died iu Philadelphia.
It is officially denied that Fiance demands a Frenchman as director of the
Chinese postofflce.
Commander Willard H. Brownson, ll.
S. N., who is visiting Kurope in Ihe interest of the United States navy department, has started to France to inspect the
ships which are being built nt, La Seine,
I opposit  Toulon,  on   the   Mediterranean,
j for  Brazil, concerning whieh  vessels ne-
sure of lielng politely  treated.    Hays  gotfatloils have been proceeding,
the Plain Healer: !    Treasurer William H. Holdmiin of Klk-
Tomllnson seldom appeared at a par- | *.,���,._ t.mll,ty, Ind., has been convicted of  �������������� the ashes over the fields,
ty or a banquet or any other social embeu-ing $22,000 county funds.
function, without lieluu approached by j     jtrs. Frances   Hodgson    Burnett,    the
someone who would say: I well-known novelist, has instituted suit
"Hello!   Well. I s'pose you're looking   -0.. divorce from Dr. S. W. Burnett,
nfter something to write up for your :     Congressman Joseph  Bailey  of Texas,
i��a|K*r.   ehl   You   newspaper   fellows democratic leader in the house of repre*
never allow anything to gw away, bei | sentativea,  will  be  a  candidate  for  the
he! he!" [speakership of that body next session.
Tomlinson usually smiled, and let ; The central Pennsylvania Methodist
siieli remarks pass Without serious UO* I Episcopal conference has voted against
lice, bill one nlglil he was at a dinner the propositions for equft] lay nnd minis-
given by the most exclusive club In the teriul representation ill the general eon-
city. | h'l'enee.
When the company was seated, Tom- Police Lieutenant W. K. Burke was
llliiMin found himself directly opposite j shot and killed by l'urk Hayncs, alias
Ihe head of one of the largest conunls- "The Irish Tinker," a maninc, at San
slon houses In the city. The man looked Knimihco, while attempting to arrest him
at the reporter for a moment, as If he . for disturbance of the peace,
thought he iiiusl be mistaken. Kvl* j Ceorge T. Nicholson has been appointed
deutly lie whs surprised lo see a report- I traffic manager of the Santa Fc railroad,
to succeed VV. F. Hite, deceased.
The Canadian military expedition to
the Yukon, which is to the number of
200 men and officers, will leave Victoria
about the middle, of April.
A Louisville, Ky., dispatch says that
Eugene Leigh is said to hnve purchased
Plaudit, the favorite in the Kentucky
Derby, for $20,000. He is believed to
have acted for an eastern turfman, Phil
Dwyer being mentioned as the real purchaser.
In accordance with the plan decided upon at the last convention of the American
Federation  of   Labor,    organizers   have
.UIU.S WHlItt AIL Hot !.��
Seat Cough Syrup. T��.ts*�� (,(
In lime.   Sotei by arafflty
er at such a place.
This nettled Tomlinson, and he waited.   Wheu the bu/.s of conversallou had
died down, so that the commission man j
could be heard by everybody, be said:
"Well. 'Mr. Newsman,' I suppose j
you'll hav ��� a full BcCOUHVt of ibis In the j
paper lo-tnorrow, won't youV"
"Xo." Toiulliisoti replied. "1 didn't
come here to report the dinner. 1 came
especially to see you. It Is alleged that
you have formed a strong corner lu butter, aud 1 would like to get a few facts
from you concerning the outlook for
The man never spoke to Tomlinson
For use ou quilling machines or lu
sewlug a number of parallel scams an
Improved arm has a number of needles
set In n row. with one shuttle reciprocated below to lock the thread* of all
the needles.
into an unoccupied house and killed him.
Measures arc being considered at Bombay, India, to deal more effectively with
thc black plague, from which thousands
of natives are dying.
The French minister for the colonies has
refused the petition of Mme. Dreyfus, wife
of Captain Dreyfus, to share the latter's
imprisonment on Devil's island.
In accordance with the wishes of Farmer Appleby of Hempstead, N. Y'., his widow caused his remains to be cremated and
We blanket a horse in tho warmest
weather after a hard drive If he ls to
stand In his stall. AVe take violent exercise and do hard manual labor, and very
many take no precaution against sudden
cooling off. In case of the horse, if he
chills, ho will be foundered. In case ot
men and women who are forget ful
of the consepuein.es, they will
suffer Soreness and stiffness from
head to loot. If we are thus forgetful, we need not be so of the fact that
St. Jacob's Oil, used In a case of the kind,
Is one of the best and surest cures. A
good rubbing relaxes the stiffened muscles and puts the Joints to work again
In good order. In this season of sports
nun.' who enjoy them ought to be without a bottle of the oil.
Though a republican and a rich man,
Vice 1'resldent !K.ls.iu is quite democratic In his ways, In this respect reminding many of Adlal E. Stevenson.
package FREK.
���led, Le Roy, N. Y
Address Allen H.
Not within living memory has there
been known so abnormally snowiess a
winter in European Russia as the present season.
riTf rermancetly Cured. No fllseor nr-rvouRnes
��� 11* alter Hrst drey's use of Or. Kline's Ores!
Nerve Restorer. Bend for FMKK SH.OO trim
bottle and treatise. DB. 11. 11. KLINE, Ltd., '.=��'
Arub street, Philadelphia, Pa.
A carious fact has been noted by Arctic travelers���snow wlien at a very low
temperature absorbs moisture and dries
Aflt'f belnit r�� indli'd hy nil olhcra, send iissiiemp
Sir isarllenlara of Kiim Solomon's Treasure, the
ON I.V rrnewcr of manly fuenntb- MASON
CHEMICAL CO.. P. O. lion M7. Philadelphia, Pa.
If a man dossal laugh when he sees
a gill trying to sharpen n pencil lie i*> in
love ��ith her.
To Trade
an ��lil printing press or
material oi any kind for
new, write to, or call on
American Type Founders'
I believe my prompt use of Plso's Cure
prevented quick consumption.���Mrs. Lucy Wallace. Marquett, Kans.. Dec. 12, '95.
Recently published statistics show that
more than a million women over the age
of IS are employed In factories and work
shops In Great Britain. Eleven per cent
of them belong to trades unions.
No snnoyiiig safety pin attarhinsnt to
break or unfasten. Works automatically.
Al.sn.l.u-sl.T I'rrvriiia Skirts from Sagging
Simple snd effective. Will sell readily where-
ever shown. Agents wanted everywhere. Kor
terms, etc., address
SIS Market SI., Ri.o.n -V ."-en Kreini'lsco. c��l.
That man doesn't live who has not jit i
one time thought he had all the elements of greatness In him.
Schilliii'fs Best baking
powder ought to sell for
twice as much as the next
best. cat
We  offer  One   Hundred   Dollars  Reward   Tor
any case of Catarrh that can not be cured by
Hall's CaUrrh Cure.
F. J. CHBNKY ft CO.. Toledo, O.
TVe. the undersigned, have known F. J.
Cheney for tho last 15 years, and believe him
perfectly honorable ln all business transactions
and financially able to carry out any obligations made by  their firm.
WEST  A   TRU.VX,   Wholesale   Druggists,  Toledo. O.
Drugglets,  Toledo, O.
Hairs Catarrh Cure Is taken Internally, act-
1s It Wrong?
Get it Right.
Keep it Right
Maore's lla-eated Itemed j will do lt. Three
dosas will makes you Issl better. Oei It tram
your druggist or any wholesale drug house, or
from Stewart A Holmes Drng Co.. Seattle.
INDIAN     WARS Writ, forinfor-j
: tnatlon Important to Mii'-erlernre and wld
1 Ineltan war veterans. 'J'ARKRA W'HITMA
J Pension and Patent Attorneys, Washington
7-Sf.    1
m, D. C.1
ing directly  upon the blood anel mucous aur- j
For sal-? on crop payment, $2.00 per
Kt-rr ri:B,_. balance'-.-j t.rop yearly
.faces of the syalem.    Testimonials  sent free. ; nntil paid lor.   J. Mulliall.Sionx City, Is.
I Price 75c per bottle. Sold by all DnigKl6t��.        ;	
Hall's Family Pills are the best. T.AI.0 S" tracing and locating Gold or Silver
Ore.  lost  or  tmrleel treasures.   Ms  D.
I'OWI.KK. Bos lOT.Southlninon.Oonn.
If the youth is too fresh it is apt to
j spoil the man.
N. N, li.
Something About Moyle City and the
Camps Along the Line.
1*. J. Smyth returned last Thursda
from Moyie City, where ho wont to
make preparations for establishing a
newspaper. He was very favorably impressed with the place, and a newspaper plant will be moved in at once,
of which he will assume the editorship.
"Moyie City is bound to be one of the
most prominent points on the Crow's
Nest road," be said, in conversation
with a Searchlight reporters ''It is
beautifully situated ou the east shore
ol Moyie lake, and is surrounded by
some of tbe richest mining propositions in British Columbia. The famous
St. Eugene mine has close to one million dollars .'(it'th of ore on the dump
t eady (or shipment, while the Lake
Shore and North Star claims, though
not as thoroughly developed, will
prove to be equally as rich. There is
a se'arcity of lumber in town at present
on account of the saw mill burning
down, and this has had tlie effect nf
giving tbe building boom a.-light setback.''
In .peaking of the road between here
and Moyie City, Id1.'. Smyth said,
"that for the fast 20 miles from hero
considerable grading and rock work
was being dene, lm* trom there on the
working forces were small, owing to
the scarcity ot men and the amount of
snow on the ground. Rut the different
contractors were constantly increasing
thoir forces and with! i ihe next three
wee-Its work all along the line would
be in full I last.
The difficulty in getting in supplies
has also had a tenth ney to retard the
work. For the first 20 miles from
here there is pradtlcally po snow, and
wagons must lie
point tii.i goods
''jumpers," a sleig
tun] taken i;i over I
fer 'iii. camps, U"::
uf freighting mike
til tlie end of tbe li
.-I Prom that
.? transferred to
.ith long runners,
low to the dif-
expcnslve method
blngs some high
, in .Moyie City
liuy is worth seven cents a pound or
514(1 per ton. aud potatoes sell readily
at live cents per pound, and are scarce
al tlmi price. However, this state of
affairs will soon cease, as the roa'ls
will soon tie in Bhape to haul heavy
loads, and the cost cf freighting will
be reduced tei about two cents a pound
Whereas at- present a rate of live or six
cents it pound is charged.���Kuskonook
Col. 0. T. Stone Tells of Balmy Air.s
in Semi-Tropic 0ran_e Groves.
Col. O. T. Stone ri turni it this week
Irom a three month's sojourn in Los
Angeles nnd vicinity, southern California. Tie is looking well and Is greatly
Improved In health for his vacation.
iio found Sah Francisco dull, exeept
foj'the spasmodic trade resultant upon
the Klondike excitement. 1 .08 Angeles.
however, which with it. 125,000 population is the second city in California
was fui! of life, and mui b building la
Ijoina ".. ' ol, Stone also visited Sao
Diego, bul found It very quiet The
climate lu both places is delightful and
the air Ib laden with the perfume of
wai !������     ��� tong  old
ii.esseenithere were .lack Thompson
and Bub Jackson, wl u, with their families, are Hi Lng a! ' > Ide where
i:.(\ '..,no    .        'i ei. Dr. W.
A. Iti'iiili., x. who   I wi 11   with
his mining operations in Arizona and
New Mexico.
City Wmita .Now iliii;.ii:;x sltc--Mr.TivlHn'
Inaur.iitce OiV.er.
At the regular mooting of the ol<-y
0 m.tioll lust Wednesday afternoon, the
most ImpwrbantbusiabSB transacted was
t'10 authorization of advertising for a
new site for city buildings. All offers
must be submitted not later tiian noon.
April fith. No offer of less than 75 ft.
frontage will be considered. The clerk
was authorized to accept the offer of
I). C. McGregor for lots 1 am! ?, block
(i, map .'!!):). This is the closing up of
ihe Archer deal with the previous
ciii;nc,il, for the ground or. which the
city buildings now stand, t iget.her with
adjoining corner.
To Help the Firemen.
At the request of several the News
herewith presents fie substanoo of the
recent communication fro n W. .1.Twiss
representing tho Ocean Accident and
Guarantee Corporation and the Employer's Liability Assurance Corporation.   He oilers to submit a r..to t>v a
collective policy on our volunteer firemen and their chief at the rate of $5
each per annum, said policy carrying
in the event of death by accident, $500,
and SS eaeh weekly indomnity in the
evont of accident or sickness. Compensation is limited to 52 weeks in respect to any one accident and to 2H
weeks in respect to any illness. He requests the council to make this provision "as a small token of gratitude to
our volunteer firemen for services rendered, as thoy certainly deserve some
recognition from tho citizens, and in
this way they will take a deeper interest in their work when called upon for
action or practice."
As a substitute for personal official
bonds, Mr. Twiss offers indenlnity assurance at 5 of one per cent, or $7.Til)
per $1,000.
Siiyie It WIU He a Proeperoui Year,
The signs of the times all point to a
very prosperous year for Kuskonook and
vicinity. The latest good news is the
practical assurance ofthe early construction of the Nelson s& Beillinglon railway
from Bonner's Ferry to this point. This
will make Kuskonook the virtual terminus ol" the moat important northerly spur
of the Great Northern* railway. It will
doubtless give Kuskonook terminal
rutes on freight, through the competition
of those two great trunk lines, the Great
Northern and the Canadian Pacific.
The latter railway company's Crow's
Nest line will cud here for several years
at least, during all of which time Kuskonook will enjoy all the advantage'; of
a terminal on this line. The contract
does not require the Crow's Nest line to
be completed to Nelson before December
jist 1900, and there is no reason to suppose that the company cares to complete
it much in advance of its contract, if in-
eleed they do not seek to be relieved altogether of that very costly bit ol" road
These things taken together with the
unprecedented location and development
of mineral claims in the hills back ofthe
town, and the recent raise in wages paid
to laborers on railway construction ought
to and will make Kuskonook a hummer.
������Kuskonook Searchlight.
C. E. Holy is building a tenement
house iSxSo.
Townsite Agont Prank Q'Brten
went up to Nelson Friday.
B. Julien of the firm of Gould & Doty
went to Nelson Friday on busini SS.
Mr. Wm. Middleton of tbe Kalama
is building an addition to his hotel.
Mr. V. Coxhead is visiting Mr. aud
Mrs. Twombly ofthe Windsor.
Mr. Fred llilbert the barber has received thc sad intelligence of the death
'if his mother, at the coast last week.
Mr. James Bannerman of Nelson
came down Friday on a business trip.
Manager Shank of the Windsor
Hotel ro! urned from Nelson Friday.
Sandy Cameron of Kaslo came in
on the Nelson Friday. Ho is looking
for a business opening.
J.MoMahon of Moyie City came in
on the Nelson Friday. He is on his
way to Moyie City, his heme.
Joe Salter a prominent, mining man
of Sloean City was here last, week looking over some mining property.
B. Ferguson, representing the wholesale liquor firm of H. C. Evans, Ncis'ip..
transacted business'in the city lost
A gang of Italians employed by Contractor O'I.earv struck last week for a
reise of 25c. a day. They have bein getting fl .75 a day, while the men under
t.ini other eonti'actiii-s were receiving
$2.   Their demands wore granted.
iwiicrc nn aonsMeretlou la mentioned the
nominal ram ot fl is andersux ���].:
March a8.-Bueks.orn, North star. Hlm 1< Belt
nml Silver Up, on Upper IniiU'im river. Ail .1
S. llainl tn Mrs. Minnie Iluctclicr, !_, IJ10O.
March39.- Kate, on Woodburycraelt, c. K.
I'arkcr I'i Z. Mii'.ilKomery.
Mnrch W,���Mnn'.o.'.imii. Me'> leo, Uiicua Vllta,
Vera I'm., et al., on south feirk Knsln creek, O
1110. morlxaRC from the Kaslo Montezuma CO.
to J. _. Whltticr, jBofct MoUanand 11. Uycrs,
trii.stccs feir ere'liteirs.
March It���Franklin. Humboldt, Daybreak
aad Crown Point, near Whitewater, various
interests e,r 1 mn McKay, F:. c. Pease and .helm
llcnly to Isaac Waleiron.
Bams properties, tiaao v.'apiron to A. Me -
Blue (irons?, on Cost creek, James Grunt to
Ivy Holland anil D. (Sit'hrist.
March 89,~CrOw'�� Sealby H. K. llormniiion
aud .'.A, Winchester, one mil* north oiKanm.
Reno by Stephen Brooka, near (lo.it. creek.
Le Roi by Fred Lau,near head ot Kooten-ty
March _(!.���Lakevlew by Q. McDonald.
Victoria hv E. M, Walter*.
Culi fraction hy 3, A. Kirk. P. L. H.
March US.���Colorado fraction by O. E, Bolin&.
R. E. Adams hv W, .1. Adan s.
March:;".���Tea'nii' ('. hy W. .1.11.Holmes,P.L.S.
Lardo by *:'. Luffir.au.
Hopa and crown Prince by .sua. Lewii,
Following arc the ore shipments foi cheweek
cii(ling;March 31 over the Kaslo tv SlocanRy:
Mine. Destination. Tons.
Kulh Pueblo and Everett  1U0
Payne Pueblo anel Everett 2.T0
Last Chanco Pueblo  *0
Montezuma  Aurora  84
Rambler..- Tacoma  1.1
Slocan Star Pueblo 17'.^
Wonderful Bird Kaslo    2
Reco Hen ver  Ml
Dardanelles.' '.Taoomo   18
Total tons  677
New York, April 1.--Silver, 5f_��jjc,
Letid��� Hteady;l"okcrs' price,$3.50; exchange,
From Jan. l, 1898, to date t:ie leading mines
otitic Kloean region have snipped over the
Kaaio st Blocan Railway for waicr transportation from Kaslo, us follows:
<f Kuskonook j
It Is   Now Surveyed and
Tons. Mine.
2650 Eureka	
iu:in Fidelity	
Vi hitewater	
1690 Sovereign	
200|Queen Hess....
������..     140
Sloean Star*	
880 Gibson	
Lucky .lim	
.    '.'Iio Montesuma*..
...    488
Last chance	
1054 Charleston....
....   so!
���is Ajax	
��� Concentrates
The Only Feasible Terminus of the
The following is a partial statement of ore
shipments over the ('. P. R. from Kloean unel
l.tirsleiitt points since January 1st, not Included
in the foregoing:
���in Silver Cup..
2i)|i IVaverley...
15(1 Idaho	
..    108
..    690
(Slocan Star	
Following Is'a table of the leading stocked
mining companies of the Slocan and Ainswoi-lh
On Kootenay Lake.
(        ,j     IT   IS   ALSO   THE INTENDED   TERMINUS   OF T1I|
mining divisions:
No. oi      Par   Market
shares    Value   Value
Slocan star	
Noble Five	
Ureal Western	
Jacks m(North*nBell)
American Boy	
e i i 1..-...H	
St. Keverne	
London HIU	
I .11
1 .(SKI
I "I
(Mt 11
*3.ni)'   ij
50] &!
~1   !
l.llti I
vj__c'\..l vX-I?
Or J. H. Gray,
Black Diamond....
- . i    ,,
...     1,000,000
...1  1,000,000
...|    1.IKW.IHM
$Na stock.on the market.
OI the foregoing, tho following have paid dividends ns follows:
Payne .7* Too.OOOlNoble Five..., <W,Q00
Blooan Star....    Iiki.oou CnodPiiough... 32,500
Kulh     HOtl'llVi Washington... '.'li.niKI
Hero     287,500 Jackson  '.'i.i.ooo
Rambler-Carl..     40.000 Surprise  20,00(1
Besides the foregoing, other mines, linstock-
11I. have pniei di\ iele'tiels as follows:
Slocan Hoy..
2.ui,000 Last Chance.
194,000 Antolne	
25,000 Monitor	
Following is a comparative statement ol ore
shipped from partsoi the Slocan and Ainsworlh
mining districts, passing Uirough the custom
house nl Kuslo to foreign smelters tor 1 lie live
recorded months of 1896, all of lWli: aiullMiT:
dross Weight Cross Value ol
of Ore in Lbs. Ore In Hollars
1898 (6 months)          2,202,890 ?   114641
1896 (12 months)....        28,844,524 1,114,110
1897 (12 months)....        78,696,890 B,009,880
Fdui-a that  the   "Father of  Ainsworth"
Will Not Itecovcr.
Tho Bad news cotr.es from Aitisworth
thatG. B. Wright, Its pioneer citizen,
and known as the "Father of Ainsworth", is probably in his laat illness,
lie has been feeble for a gc��od while
[last, but has lately been sitikid'.r rn,p-
iilly until his life is despaired of. Mr.
Wright Ib Bo years of age aad is related to thc Ainsworths who founded
tho town. Ifei is :t very well informed
man and has bad a very active Ufa.
3 ��� 1 ��� d yi .'!������ ago In- was weakened by
,i shock resembling paralysis. Iio has
;i wife and several sons, one of whom,
Charles, formerly purser on the Kokanee, is now ne the Yukon.
BOM Mill AT I'll ISM a : 1 III'.
Botna '< i'-ii:iportotloo Buuiors rui.lished
by the Kuikonank BearchUght.
The enterprising young man of the
Kuskonook Searchlight publishes this
wook as fact* some transportation talk
which is as yel only founded in rumor,
as follows:
The International .'1Javi;.riUiou Co. of
Kaslo has under construction several
largo car barges capable of carrying 12
cars They will be used by tho Nelson
<*. Hcdlington to furry their cars from
here to Kaslo and vice versa, as soon as
they tret their road to this point. The
K, it s. will broaden their gauge be-
twoori Kaslo and Sandon, so that ihe
Great Northern curs can bo run off the
Imi'gos onto their tracks, theroby dis-
pensing with the labor of having to 1111-
io_d from u broad to a narrow gauge car.
Gold Mining and Milling Co., Lid.
Offices at Kaslo, B. C.       -        -       -       Capital, 12,000,000.
This property comprises 10claims on au iron capped ledge
over three miles long and over 50 feet wide.
The tunnol is in nearly 100 feet and still progressing,
Surface assays have yielded trom $5 to #10 per ton in gold.
A limited amount of Treasury Shares for sale.
This property is likely to be Kaslo's Lo Roi.
President. Viee-Prea. Secretary.
I. This is to eieitiiv that the Kootenuy Mr
Bupply Company,a upeclllly Incori irated Company within the meaning ��.f 1'nri iv. ol tin-
"Water C lanses Cousoltdatlon act, 1897," Ineor*
poratwl on the nth 'lav of Beptomber, 1807, hu
siiiiiniiii'i Its imdettalungto the Lieutenant-
Governor In Council tor approval, eihlch said
itttdertaking, as ihotvll hy the dooumetila nml
Dlanj Sled m Ith the anderslgaod, is ai follows:
Tiecrei't nn livilraiilie air coiupivs.01 nl a point
about flve-elghts ot a mile from the month el
Coffee i ni'i;, ln Aiii-mnnii Mining Division,
and to operate the same by the use of i.ikxi
Inches ol nratei Irom sai.i coffee Croek.record-
e'ei hv the Company tor the purpose of lupply*
lng compressed air thruugh le.n'luit plp.s to
mines in tho following area.viz.. the' Alnsiiorih
Mining Camp, situated em Kootenay Lake, and
extending three (S) miles on each.slde of the
Town of Ainsworth,   and five  l^il  miles  hack
from the lake; and that saiei hndertaklng, as
so submitted, has been gjrptoved,
..  Anel this is further lo certify that the
amount nf capital eef sniel Company,which shall
be duly subscribed bdfore tbo said Company
commences the corstrueUon oi Its undcrtak-
iiiir and works, or exercises any en' the power
ol thu "Water clause's Consolidation Act, WJ7",
1'art IV., in that behalf, is hereby listed at tlie
sum of 180,000.00.
8. And this is to furtbor certify that the
time within whloh such capital is to bu sub-
scribed is fixed at six months Irom the date
hereof, anil the time within whieh such unelm--
inlsliig anil works arc to be commenced is fixed
at six mom lis from the date hereof, and the
date bv which such works shall be in operation
is fixed at the 1st Juflc, 18<��.
Dated this 4th day of March, 1S98.
Water Commissioner.
Land anel Weerks Department,
Victoria, B.C.
Certified to bv
y.KS lilKKR,
And Got Ik
I   liave sold  my   building
Peed Business iu Kaslo to
Messrs. J. Turner & Co.,
Who will hiiMilk. und keep
constantly n large stock of
Flour, Rolled Oats and nil linos kept in
a first-class Pood Store. I cnu recommend tho people of this city to patronize the new lirm for honest values for
thoir money.     W. O. NKEI.ands.
Clerk, Executive Council.
NELSON & BOSTRUM, Proprietors.
Nicely Furnished Rooms. Harwell
Stocked. Spokane Beer on Draught by
the Schooner or Quart. Rest Free
Lunch iu tho City.
Comfortably I'urnlshcd Ilonum
For comfortably furnished rooms by | Saturday, March 2d.
the   day,   ,veek   or  month.   Apply to''Monday, March 28.
. Tuesday. March 29
Mm, A I ( ��� ��� ' ��� ( c. ���. , .��� i ('. i ��� ( i .-' . . . .
t,-. Thompson, on A. .www. near(WedneJ^y, Mnroh30,
Thiid street, two doors west of Green Thursday, March 31...
Bron' store, upBtairs. | Friday. April 1	
... 3.50
... 3.5(��
... 8.(50
.... 8.60
56 1-8
55 1-4
55 3-8
. 55 3-8
55 1-2!   ���Real Estate and Mining Broker.���
55 1-2 Front St., Kaslo, B. C.


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