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KASLO, B. C, FRIDAY, AUG. 13,1807.
NO. 6.
THE SILVER OUTLOOK
Encouragement From England For
Kootenay Could Stand II With Silver at 40 Cts.
Per Ounce.
Thursday, July 29...
Friday, July 30	
Saturday, July .'11....
Monday, Any. 2	
Tuesday, Aug. 3	
Wednesday, Aug. 4.
Thursday, Aug. 6...
Friday, Aug. (i	
Saturday, Aug. 7	
Monday. Aug. 11	
Tuesday, Aug. IO....
Wednesday, Aug. 11.
Thursday, Aug. 12...
.57 1-2 cts. per oz,
,;"i8 3-8 cts. per ots
.57 7-8 cts. per o/.
.57 7-8 cts. per oz
,57 li-4 cts. per oz
.57 cts. per oz
.55 1-2 cts. per oz
.56 cts. per oz
.58 3-8 Ots,
,56 1-4 cts.
.65 5-8 cts
55 1-2 cts
55 .'t-4 cts
per oz.
per oz.
per oz.
per oz.
per oz.
The fluctuations Of silver for the pust
two weeks are shown by the foregoing'
schc'lule. Closing on July 2!) at tho
unpreoedentodly low figure of 57 1-2
cents per ounco, II made another lowest figure of 65 1-2, August 5th.
The causes of the decline were dis-
Ctissed editorially in a lOeonl issue of
tho News. This journal has since re-
ceived no information that would cause
it to change its theory then advanced
that th" causes of the decline were ar-
lilieial and temporary and inspired by
politicians in the United States who
through Wall street were seeking to
influence on-coming elections and per-
petuaie i he gold standard.
England Working Toward Silver's Alii.
With referei i to the international
aid for silver the reports are encouraging, Under date of August 4th the
Royal <'oinniissji.ri of Agriculture at
London, England, baa issued a report
suggesting variot ��� palliatives for the
existing depre i ion In agriculture. Ten
ofthe members, including Hon. Henry
Chaplain, presjdi lot the local government board, and Hon. Walter Hume
Lionif, conservative member of West
Derby, signed a supplementary report,
declaring their belief that measures
'ending to Incn a-e the value of silver
would greatly , :- agriculture. Their
recommendation thai Great Britain
abandon the gold standard, and pro-
ved now to ce,ii ate in the international confi ence proposed by the
United Slate- night to carry great
weight with the government. They
insist that the only remedy for the
present depression lies in the opening
to silver of the mifits abroad and in India, and the restoration of silver
wholly or partially to the position it
occupied prior to 1873. ln conclusion
they request tlie government to give
effect to the resolution adopted by Parliament in February, 1894, in favor of
an International monetary conference.
The British government has informed tho American bimetallic commission and I hi: French ambassador
that it will probably reply to tho proposals of the commissioner, on behalf
of the United Slates   in October.    Tho
message was delivarod through sir
Michael Hicks-Houch. chancellor of
the exchequer, and the envoys think
thai Great Britain's Interest in the
i|ueslion of an international monetary
conference Justifies them in expecting
that the Indian mints will be opened.
The report made to the government
from the mint is understood to bo favorable to silver. The headquarters
ot the commission will remain in London until October. After receiving the
English reply they will go to Austria,
Germany and Russia, in that order.
It is being commented ou by several
English mining experts now in tho
Slocan country that a number of ICn-
glish capitalists arc quietly acquiring
valuable silver mines iu Mexico. That
being the ease, it is not difficult to see
why Lombard street as well as Wall
street is interested in getting silver
cheapened as far as possible.
Views of the Hritlsti Coimul in Mexico.
A dispatch from tho City of Mexico
says: Lionel Q, Garden, the British
consul who hus resided in this capital
for many years and who has an international reputation for the many articles which he has written on the silver question, in   an interview, says:
"My opinion is that tho price of silver is entirely governed by tlio law of
supply and demand. India, in ordinary
circumstances, takes a large portion of
INDEX TO THIS WfifiK'S ISSUE.
F1K8T PAGE���
Tlie Silver Outlook.
Large Returns From the Wonderful.
Will Noi simi Down.
Hlg Strike Near Crawford liny.
To Bonner's Ferry mid Return.
Mom South Fork Development,
Recovered the Body.
Pilot Buy Smelter History,
New Klondike Routes.
SECOND PAOE
Hold, silver mid Copper.
Petition is in Circulation.
Where Antimony is Taken Out.
A Successful Journalist.
Reflections of ft Bachelor.
Father ol Thirty-Five Children.
Official Directory.
T1IIKH  I'Ai.lv
.MiseellmieoiiH.
Railroad and Steamboat Directory.
FOURTH  PAGB���Editorial -
In lo Silver.
ToSiille Free Speech,
city Sanitary Conditions.
Kdi'torial Outoroppinss.
City Council Proceedings.
FIFTH PAGE���
A New Mineral District.
Kaslo's New School House.
Our New Advertisers
Methodist church Social.
our Ainsworth Budget.
St. Panares Opens Wednesday.
SIXTH I'.UIE-
I'nptiircd ft HiuiHway Team,   (Story.)
BEVESTH PAGE-
New skipper oi the Nancy.   (Story.)
EIGHTH PAGB-
lloti'l Arrivals.
Mining Records.
Advertised Letter List.
the surplUB   production of the world'
silver, and it is only natural   that   th
silver market should be affected by th
present  poverty-stricken  condition of
India and the  consequent   fall  of   the
prico of silver.    The present  low price
Of silver will continue only as  long as
the present condition   of affairs in In
diu docs.''
i:.\-<!ov. Oriint'n Views.
Ex-Governor of Colorado J. n. Grant
of tho Omaha & Grant Smelter Co.,
which has recently purchased the Pilot
Buy smelter plant, is quoted as follows:
���'I think that the low price of silver
will havo some effect, upon the development of MexL'o, and that no more rail
roads will be built to the mines of
that country until the price recovers.
It will have no serious effect upon the
produotibp of load, for I have figured
Out that with lead at $3.60 and silver
at 55 1-2 cents it is just about as profitable to the miners as when load was
$3.25 and silver 06."
The Kootonliy Can Stand it.
It is the general belief among mining men here that the price of silver
may he forced a good many notches
lower before any of the mines will be
closed down. .1. O. Eaton manager of
the Whitewater'mine says that, his
mine would continue to produce even
if si'ver should be forced as low as 10
cents per ounce. The mines of the
Kootenay, being rich in both silver
and lead, and being easily worked, arc
operated at a great advantage over the
purely silver minus of the United
States. Improved transportation facilities and lead at $3,60, much moro than
offsot the lead ore duty now imposed
bv the United States.
Lnrijc Returns from "The Wonderful,"
Up to within a few weeks since the
Wonderful Group near Sandon, the
only silver-lead placer mine in the
world, had shipped 423 7-8 tons of ore,
according to figures furnished to a
News representative by Supt. E, .1.
Field, manager of the mine. Smelter
returns from these shipments showed
an average of 117.2 ozs of silver and
71.7 per cont lead, with a net value of
$83.34 per ion, amounting to over *.'l."i.-
000, after paying$23 per ton for freight
ami smelter treatment.
These figures have recently beet, materially increased, judging from tho
following statement in the Spokesman-
Review, obtained from the head offices
in Bpokane:
"The Wonderful (Iroup Mining Co.
on July III, received a check from the
Tacoma Smelting and Refining < to. for
$1,044.47, returns from 16 tons of ore,
which assayed 70 per cent, lead and 123
ounces in silver, aud netted, exelusivo
of duty, $00.1)2 per ton. On August jj
they reeoivod from" the Kootenay Ore
Co. of Kaslo, B. O.) a check for $1,064.-
28, returns from 14 tons of ore whieh
assayed 7.'! per cent load and 124 ounces
of silver, and netted, exclusive of puty,
$82.66 per ton. The duty and customs
on these two shipments amounted to
$636.62. *���
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IT
)WN
AMOXGTHRCHl'KCHES.
Uov. ,1. H. Sharpe- will occupy tlie
Presbyterian church pulpit on Sunday,
taking tho place of Rev. James. Nairn,
who goes to dispense the communion
in Ainsworth,
False taiFrom Rykerte Concern-
iifie Slocan Star,
Better Prices Now, Even With High Duty oi
Lead, Tliim in 1890.
In his eagerness to boom some copper and gold prospects near home, the
Rykerls correspondent of the Spokane
Spokesman-Review, indulges in some
romancing about Ihe Slocan properties
nearly 200 miles away from him. It
would have been easy to have gotten
the facts in the case instead of relying
ou his imagination for them', and indulging in untruthful comparisons, in
order to advertise tlie little hamlet of
Rykert's near the international boundary line between British Columbia
and Idaho; dr even-in order to advertise what may be very good gold and
copper prospects along Goat river.
This attempt to build up one section of
tic country by tearing down another,
is not only silly and childish, but. extremely harmful. A telegram to Bruce
White at Sandon. manager of the Slocan Star, might have averted all such
harmful rumors. Such a telegram has
since been sent and tho following answer received: "Deny report of Slocan Star shutting down. (Signed)
Mi .ice White."
Following is the misleading paragraph from the letter of the correspondent at l'yki rl:-: "At Rykerts it is
learned that th ' Slocan star contemplates shutting down soon on account
of the passage of the recent high tariff
on lead by tlie United States government, This shut-down will, in all
probability, be followed by ethers in
theJSlocan Country. The passage of
ih" tariff bill placing the duty at $30 a
ton on lead' w turned everybody
Lo looking for copper and gold."
Relative to this report a smelter representative said recently: "In 1896
lead averaged abw I $2,60 to tho hundred and the duty was three-quarters
of u cent, a pound. This year the price
of lead is about $3.60 per hundred and
the duty is now one and one-half cents
a pound. Th reismort profit in mining lead ores this year than last, as oau
be easily Bgui od out."
Silver, Lead, Copper and Gold All in
a Bunch.
Elmer Coy -ays that a fine new mining district i- being developed on Can?
yon creek, a tributary of Crawford
creel;, about 12 miles from Crawford
Ray. Mr. C y, Dave Clark and Stove
Brooks one year ago last month located there the Indication, X-Ray
and    Uanui k.   On   the    two  former
���''"is   tin;    load    has     been   -   ���
and :> , - 34-inch vein of solid
ore--gra} , l":r and galena. Assays have u as high as 400 ounces
silver, I."i per out copper, 2"i per cent
lead and *.'! h   gold,
.Adjoining these olalms are theSlm-
ooeand Norfolk, owned by lloss McDonald, Gu -pearing, I.. I.. Workman and Ernmett Todd, better known
as "Cyclone'' Todd. A very satisfactory ihowin is being made on those
claims also. They tire accessible by a
good trail and there is an easy grade
for a wagon road.
TO MONNI.IC'S rr.HKY  ANO KUTCKN
An ftttriotlvc I'lt-asure Trip   Way   He   Mailii nn
tin- "Albert-',
To any one desiring a complete and
very attract ivo Sunday's outing, tho
trip to Bonner's Kerry and return may
be heartily recommended. Going
aboard the "Alberta" Saturday night
at 9:80 o'clock, one may immediately
retiro to a comfortable state room, and
on rising in Ihe morning find himself
well up the Kootenay river in tho state
of Idaho. As the steamer winds along
betweon its charming banks a kaleidoscopic series of beautiful views is presented, until one reaches the town of
Bonner's Ferry at 10:30  a.   m.   Here
the traveler may rest or wander around
at his own sweet will   until   1   p.   m..
when the steamer having met tl a t
bound Great Northern train, casts off
its lines and starts on the return trip.
This is the pleasantesl of all ilu trip,
as assisted by the light current the
steamer rapidly comes down the river
and enters the lake an hour or so before sunset. The evening trip up the
lake is thus made under the pleasant
twilight and moonlight influences and
tlie traveler is safely landed at Kaslo
wharf about 10 p. m., having been absent about 24 hours. The meals on
board the "Alberta" ar" excellent, and
tho entire service reflects great credit
on the International Navigation and
Trading Company.
RECOVERED THI* BODY.
Remains of John Drum Pound in Dun*
can Kiver.
The remains of John Drum of Spokane, who was drowned in Duncan
river. May 20th, were discovered last
Sunday partially burled in a sand bank
by the action of the waves near the
mouth of the river. The discoverer
was s. Siefkes, a prospector who lives
ill Nelson. He immediately called four
witnesses to ihe scene and the body
ofthe mac was searched, disclosing
$12.60 in money and proofs of his identity. Siefkes brought the information
bo Government Agent Dennis of, this
oitj . who authorized him to return ami
give the body decent burial.
One of Drum's companions at the
time of his accidental drowning was
T. S. Clark who is at present employed
in this city. Mr. Clark says that the
current was so swift thai if washed
away the body before they could find
or rescue it, particulars of which were
published at the time, lie further
says that Drum was 62 years old, was
unmarried and left New Vork 2"< years
ago, since which time he has never
he-ii d from his relatives there. Drum
had been a prospector for 17 years, the
latter part of which time he mado Spokane his headquarters.
PILOT UAV   SHELTER HISTORY.
Or-   IV-   A-    Hendryx,    Its    rounder,    inakt's   u
Statement.
Dr. W. A. Hendryx, founder of the
Pilot Bay Smelter, who is at present in
tho city, made the following statement
lo a News representative today, concerning recent publications, arising
from the smelter sale, which might he
miscontrued by those not knowing
him.
"I never claimed to be the owner of
the i'iliit. Day smelter. It was owned
by the Kootenay Lake Reduction company, the chief stock holder of which
was franklin Parrel of the Parrot Sil-
vei .v Copper company of Butte, Mont.
Mr. Parrel lives at Ansonia, Conn, 1
owned a quarter interest iu the plant,
Mr. Parrel was president, and I was
vice-president and manager. My
brother, A. B. Hendryx, never owned
in exceed $6,000 worth of stock in the
couccru up to the time that it closed.
The smelter was ool shutdown through
financial embarrassment on my part,
but through general complications
arising out, of the panic of 1893. I
have always paid 10(1 cents on the dollar and have never been sued in my
life. The Kootenay Mining_l Smelting
I'leiipany wa.s a Separate concern from
the Kootenay Lake Reduction company that built tic smelter and owned
Ihc Blue Doll mine. I also owned a
quarter interost in it together-with E.
W. Derrick of Minneapolis and A. B,
Hendryx, Mr. Parrel afterwards
bough! into this property but it continued to bo managed as a separate Institution from the Kootenay Mining &
Smolting eompuny.
LOCAL BREVITIES.
Married���At tho Kaslo hotel last
evening, by Rev. Sanford, H. S. Bragg
and Miss Callahan, all of Sandon. M ine
host Cockle acted as best man on the
this occasion and the bride was seconded by Mrs. Harry Gager.
Caldwell & Ferguson havo bonded
the Reno group on Twelve Milo creek
from H. Becker, J. Baruholdt and P.
Johnson.
It is rumored that the government
has appropriated $400 to complete the
trail from Lardo to Trout lake,
'. IIIIITEi
By Stickeen River or Staart Lake in
Less Than a Month.
Two Adventiirou. kuslo Vuiiu. Men Mill Try
tbe KortiKT Boole.
.lohn King, formerly well known In
the Kootenay, where he onci loi atei a
number of good claims, was in Spokane
the other day and outlined to a Spokesman-Review reporter a new route to
the Klondike which he says e.au bo
made in 25 days, lie is going back in
a few days to the Cassiar diggings
whei".' he has already spent two
months this year. This will brine him
near the headwaters of the Yukon,
whence he say.- one can go down the
river by canoe In a few days to the
Klondike.
"I .an not understand, "he ,-ai ^."w !,;.
men going to the Klondike diggings
should take such a roundabout way aa
is outlined by the transporation companies of San Francisco, Portland, and
Seattle. The route which 1 believe
feaeible'cntails no more hardships than
a trip to the new portions of the slocan or Port .Steele countries, excepl
that it requires inure time. This summer I was within 250 miles ol the Klondike diggings, on Tes-lin lake which is
the chief Source ofthe. Yukon river.
The chances of getting down that lake
and the Hoatalinkwa river, the principal feeder of the Yukon, are most excellent, You can leave Victoria on a
steamer for Fort VVrangel. Prom
there you take a river steamer, almost
as perfectly appointed as steamers on
the Columbia,for passage up the Stick-
een river, a distance of 150 miles, which
will take the passengers to Telegrph
... the ie ful of navigation. Two
steamers pi> on the Stickeen. ihe Alaska, property of the Diamond s Trading company, and the Caledonia belonging to the Hudson's Hay Trading
companv. from Telegraph civ: k the
route Is by pack train and horses
across table lands, teeming with grass
and well wooded and watered, to Tea-
lin lake, which is a large body of
water, There arc no high mountains
by this route. Down Tes-lin lake the
journey of 200 miles to the Hootallnk-
wa river is made in Indian canoe- or
boats built by the passengers, themselves, From there the journey is
made in the same canoe down the
Hootalinkwa river into the Yukon
and thence to Klondike, a distance
from the lake of 150 miles.
"Making allowance for delays and
other troubles the trip can be made in
this tlmfl! Spokane to Port WraogeJ
four and a half days: trip on the Stick-
ei river, three day.'-; 160 miles by
pack train from  Telegrapl eek   to
Tes-lin lake, seven iiays:down the lake
and rivers by boats, id days."
Two young men who have been in
the employ of Holland Bros., cigar
makers of this city, started last Tuesday for Victoria to try this rouu
Their names are H. KrilOgAr ard K. C.
Mi'dau. They expect to outfit at Victoria and land ai Dawson City not later
than Sept, 16th.
Tlie Cariboo in Stuart I.like Boots,
The second   new  route  starts from
the upper end or Stuart  lake,   ,i u
BOO miles above Ai I croft, the British
Columbia mining town. Hor lill) miles
above Ashoroft there is an excellent
wagon road, which brings the traveler
to the Upper I'Yaser river. Which is
navigable for 850miles for light steamers. On the river route there are one
or two bad places, which the dominion
government proposes to fix immediately for steamer travel. r_V��n above
Stuart lake a series of waterways arc
found, whieh can easily bo converted
into a steamer route. Freight can now
be taken as far as the lake for ii c_nts
per pound. Prom the lake to Port
Connelly the water route would be
through Tateher river, Cross lake,
North Tatlah and Driftwood river. A
miner well provided with pack horses
need not bother with the rivers and
lakes, as the entire distance to the fort
can be traveled with ease by a pack
train. The beauty of this route is that
no feed need be carried for the horses,
Continued on 8th Pago. GOLD, SILVER,   COPPER
ANOTHEll PIONEER OF THE KLONDIKE] HAS MADE A FORTUNE.
SarvH'Intc    Parties    In    the     Seven
Devil* Country���Sloeuu Ore
SliliimentH.
Colonel 0. V. Davis of Spokane has |
received an interest ing letter from James j
Parker, an old friend of his, who is now
at Dawson City, tlie metropolis of the
fumed Klondike. Parker served under
the colonel during tlie war in the Seventeenth Illinois cavalry, says The Spokesman-Review. He is a carpenter by trade,
and Colonel Davis vouches for his integrity. Parker passed through Spokane in
April of lust year, hound for Alaska. The
letter follows:
"Dawson City, K. YV. T., June 1, 1897.
���My Dear Colonel: 1 have been thinking maybe you would like to hear from
me and to know what 1 am doing and
if I am getting rich. Well, colonel, 1
am. I landed in Yukon one year ago
last May, and 1 have been one of the
lucky ones. I did not have but $1 when
1 landed here. I went to work at my
trade at $15 per duy, und bought my
own chuck, all the same as army rations,
Which cost me $5 per day. I finally got
the mining fever, and went to the Klondike country. Say, colonel, our army
marches were a luxury compared with
the trip over the mountains, wading
through the marsh, sleeping standing up
to your knees in water, hut with a feeling that if I could keep up 1 could get
enough of the yellow stuff to pay me for
my trouble. 1 saw many a poor fellow
sick, footsore, hungry, with almost despair written on their faces, which reminded me of our army life, but the thought
of the future, if successful, hud a tendency to brace them up. I helped to bury
five or six poor fellows that became discouraged and downhearted over the
hardships encountered, that gave up and
nothing could save them. You remember our march from Pilot Knob to Helena, Ark., when we were out of rations
for 15 days, had to sleep in the swamps,
snakes und swamp flies pecking ut you
���it is nothing compared with the lulu
birds you encounter here. Why, they
will stick their bills chuck through your |
green leiither mittens nnd will pull your
breeches off if they have a good chance.
We nil have to wear thick covering on I
the fnee and protect our bodies as well
as we can.
"Awful cold. I have seen it (10 and 70
below. All you have to do is to keep
your feet und hands warm and the rcBt
of your body will take care of itself.
"Colonel, I did not have but one sin-
gle dollar when 1 landed.   I have in gold
nuggets to the amount of $22,000; have
taken from one pun from $75 to $120.    1 j
have a claim that is good for us much |
more.    Now, old comrade, if you wnnt
to mukc a fortune,  come.    I  will    see i
you through the winter, put you on to I
us good u claim ns 1 have.    1 know of
locations which,  if you  were  here, you I
could get big money out of.    I    would j
like to see some of the old Seventeenth
hoys.   How we would work hand in hand
nnd eomc out with more money than you
ever saw."
To Ur\ Ine Mining Lam.
City Townsite Company nre having their
town lots resurveyed, putting them III
proper shape ready for buyers. There
are two surveying outfits in the camp.
One party is surveying over the wagon
road to Hear creek by wuy of the Huntley  grade.
Slncim Ore Shipment*.
Slocan ore shipments over the Kaslo
& Slocan railway for the past week to
various smelters aggregate ns follows:
Payne, 350 tons; Ruth, 245 tons; Whitewater, 30 tons; Ibex, 30 tons; Washington, 48 tons; Great Western, 15 tons; Slocan Boy, 15 tons; Wonderful, 14 tons;
Coin (old Ajax), 15 tons; Noble Five,
13. tons.
Vp   Ilie   Little   llouliler.
The Saisfield and Eureka claims up the
Little Boulder in Montana have been
bonded to William O'Neill and M. F.
Kennedy of Butte. The claims arc owned
by Messrs. Kaffney, Riley and MeDer-
mott, und developed to a depth of 30 feet.
The price mentioned in the bond is $40,-
000. There is a good strong lead that
runs $35 in gold and silver. A 60-horss
power engine and boiler will he shipped
immediately from Butte nnd a contract
will be let for building a new road from
the end of the county road to the claim,
u distance of two nnd u half miles.
PETITION     IS      IN      CIRCULATION.
So For Ken- sinners Have Heen Pro-
cored, oh tlie   lili-n  Ih (iener-
lllly   I  I.nl.il.
At its recent session in Denver the international mining congress nnmeu a committee of five to revise the United States
mining laws and report its results to
congress, nnd subsequently authorized the
president to increase the committee by
adding one representative from each mining state not originally represented on
the committee. Accordingly President I..
11. Price has named the following: W. S.
Keycs, California; F. J. Newhinds, Nevada; W. S. BatkUlS, Idaho; W. A
Clink, Montana, 0, R Dennis, Washington; W. II. Potter. Missouri. The original
member! of the committee are: ,1. II.
Todd, South Dakota; Churles J. Moore,
Colorado; R. A. F. Penrose, Arizona; F.
A. Hcynolds, New Mexico: Uiiinar Cobb,
(ieorgia. The committee will meet ut Denver September 7.
On   Syrlnu.r   Creek.
Nelson, R. C, Aug. 7.���The following
petition is being generally circulated in
Kootenay, but so far as the correspondent ls able to learn, few signatures
have been obtained:
"To the Governor General of tihe Dominion  of Canada ln Council:
"The petition of the residents of the
Kootenay district, ln the province of
British Columbia,  humbly showeth:
"That the development of the Kootenay district has proved beyond all
doubt that the present tonnage and
value of ore mined is amply sufficient
to constantly supply several large
smelters.
"That within the Kootenay district
there exists all the elements necessary
for the economical reduction of ores.
"That a smelter Is now being erected
at Northport, in the state of Washington, U. S. A., at a point distant less
than seven miles from Canada and only
sixteen miles from Rossland, the
center of the Trail creek mining division.
"That at the present time there are
ln West Kootenay three smelters of a
total capacity of 1075 tons daily, representing an investment of more than
$1,000,000,  and  employing  560  men.
"That the people of Kootenay are
desirous that the district may not only
produce ore, but also have such productions smelted and refined ln its limits, or at any rate at some point in Canada, thus building up an industry beneficial alike to labor, capital and commercial interests.
"That the Imposition of an export
duty on ores containing copper or
metal other than lead and nickel, would
not only assist the smelters at present
established, but would be an inducement to capital to invest further ln
such enterprises within the Kootenay
district.
"Therefore, your petitioners pray that
an export duty, such as In your power
to grunt, may be Imposed by the Dominion of Canada upon all ores exported from Canada containing copper
or metal other than lead or nickel, and
your petitioners as in duty bound will
ever pray."
The one at the Phalr hotel has but
one signature, that of Howard Chapman of Victoria. Another showed but
three signers and two of them were
not residents of West Kootenay.
An export duty on any ore ls decidedly opposed and the opinion ls further
expressed that the petition is being circulated to head off the building of u
smelter at Northport, and as this petition only contemplates a duty on ore
such as Is produced by the LS Roi and
other Kossland mines, It would seem
Hun the opinion is a correct one.
MODERN WARFARE.
Loin-  Campaigne Will   Give   War   to
single bat DecUlve Bnconntera.
Summing up the whole question as
between any two European peace-
trained armies of the present day, the
extreme percentage of loss to lie anticipated locally, 1. e., on particular brigades and divisions, will not exceed one
in three (of which one Is killed to four
wounded), whereas for whole armies of
a quarter of a million and over one In
ten is the very outside punishment we
may reasonably expect.
Compared to the slaughter of the seven years' war and the best contested
fields of the Napoleonic period, this If
very little, indeed. At Zorndorf the
Russians left 21,000 out of 52,000 on
the ground, nnd this is undoubtedly the
bloodiest battle recorded since the introduction of portable firearms. Eylau,
Frledland, Wagrnm and Brodlno nil
exceed the figures of any pitched battle
since the breechloader appeared ln the
field.
Moreover, the horror of the whole
thing ls not to be measured by figures
of percentages only, but by the density
ln which the killed and wounded lie,
and the fate of the latter afterward.
In a modern bnttle 20,000 men would
fall on an area of about twenty square
miles; at Zorndorf the 21,000 Russians
and 12,000 Prussians lay on a single
square mile, and of the wounded not
one ln three survived; whereas, ln 1870,
nine out of ten recovered, and the Prussian medical staff anticipated even
better results next time.
But death on the battlefield ls by
far the least of the two evils the soldier
has to face. There is death on the line
of march, aud lu hospitals along the
road. Whereas formerly, paitlcularly
under Napoleon, ten would die by the
way for one who fell iu action, In tho
last Franco-German war only one man
died of disease for two killed ln action.
Indeed, the health of men lu the full
prime of life was actually slightly better ln the field thau ln quarters.
It may, however, be argued that,
even granted that battles and marches
may be less destructive, there will lie
more of them, because every able-bodied man being trained by war, the resistance will be more prolonged than
formerly, but this prolonged endurance
is only conceivable under the supposition that the leaders on both sides are
hopelessly incompetent, and both fear
to stake all on a single collision���a supposition that nothing tends to justify.
On the contrary, every ladder brought
up tn the modern school Is taught to
understand the vulnerability of all
modern military organizations, and is
penetrated with the conviction that one
downright "kuockout" blow effects
more than weeks of purposeless sparring, aud where both start determined
to bring matters to a climax the decision ennnot be long delayed. Judging
from what we know of the relative efficiency of continental armies, we believe that the first round of the great
encounter will also be! the last, for Iho
momentum of the blow which decides
will simply paralyze every nerve in the
opponent's body, nnd, adding up all
sources of casualties that can occur lu
a short campaign of this description,
we conclude tliat at the very worst the
actual cost In humnn life to the powers
etignged will not amount to more than
5 per cent, of their several populations.���Pull Mall Gazette.
A SUCCESSFUL JOURNALIST.
Victor F.   I.ii-nnii, President of tbe
Associated Prcaa.
One of the most successful Journalists
ln the United States 1b Victor F. Law-
son, of Chicago, who has recently been
re-elected president of the Associated
Press. As a young man he went Into
newspaper work In Chicago and soon
With Melville E. Stone established the
Dally News, the first penny paper in
the West.   He wns scoffed at by rivals
OFFICIAL DIRECTORY.
DOMINION.
ilovernor-ileneral Knrl of Aberdeen
Premier Sir Wilfred Laurier
Member i.l Ihe  House of Commons, Dointniim
Parliament, for West Kootenay	
  Hewitt Bostpok
PROVINCIAL,
l.ieut-ilovernor  Hon Edgar Dewdney
Premier Hon, .1. II. Turner
Attorney-!.eneral Hon. D. M Eberts
Com. of I .Minis mill Works Hun. II. B. Martin
Minister ol Mines anil Education	
 Hon. .las. Maker
Provincial Mineralogist Wm. A, I'arlyle
Members ol Legislative Assembly for West
Vf tt'tlilv	
North (tiding J. M. Kellie
Miulu Hiding J. If, Hume
and an early failure was predicted, bul
his venture proved a success. In 1881
a morning edition came before the public from the same office. In lioth publications Mr. Lawson has made large
sums. It was be who started the Western Associated Press and began the
fight ngnlnet the powerful United Press
which ended recently tn the downfall
of the latter.
U IIKill-.   ANTIMONY   IS  TAKEN   Ol'T.
From a cablegram received from I*>n
don, England, it is learned that the 100,-
000 shares of promoters' stock in the Viking and Phoenix, taken there recently by
English mining men, has all been subscribed. These claims are on Springer
creek, one and one-half miles from Slocan
City, B. 0��� and have re.' ,'rkably good
surface indications. Numerous assays
have all given satisfactory returns, tested
by several different assaycrs. Recent results from three assays were: $213, gold
and silver; $370.25, gold and silver, and
$r>24.00 in gold and $79.80 in gold. In
the course of a month, with plenty of
cash in the treasury, the company will
put on a force of men and actively prosecute development work in the property.
Seven  Devil*.
The Peacock company has a few men
at work under the charge of Mr. John
Pilmer, as foreman. They are starting in
at very near water level with an open
cut, making a dump of the waste and piling up their ore ready for the Bmelter.
The Peacock ore chimney is about 300
feet long by 125 wide.   The Seven Devils
Mine Near KIhknIoii  Worked on Improved MellioilN.
Kingston, Idaho, Aug. 7. ��� H. W.
Wheeler, president of tlie Idaho Antimony Mining Company, left today on
a short visit to his son, and' the mill
will be about ready to Btart by his ie-
turn. He calculates on everything being In good running order by September 1.
Mr. Wheeler wald he proposed to concentrate his ore by heat Instead of by
machinery. The property was worked
a while some years ago, but did not
prove profitable enough to Justify continuing operations. Then Mr. Wheeler
went to experimenting with heat as a
concentrating method, and now ls ion-
fldent that he can handle at a profit
ore that would not pay with any mechanical process of concentration.
Contrary to the general opinion that
he ls putting In an antimony sme)t��r,
Mr. Wheeler says that he only concentrates It and that it must be smelted
afterward, the concentrates as they nre
shipped from here running about 8ft
per cent antimony. The process Is
slow, the capacity of the present plant
being only 10 tons dally, but Bhould it
come up to his expectations, the capacity can be doubled at small expense.
The lead crops along the west bank
of Pine creek, lying less than 30 degrees from the horizontal, and ls of unknown extent. During the old work nn
Incline was run on it 170 feet Into the
hill. No other antimony ln anything
approaching paying quantities ls
known anywhere In the Coeur d'AIenes,
although there Is some at the Mountain
house, between Murray arid Thompson
Falls that Is claimed to be pretty good.
The Deathwatch.
In 18C>3 I hud two chums of the name
j of Beth and Cicero Dodge, who lived
! down In the forks of 'Coon, about four
, miles below us.  The boys were hauling
| wood to town, and they told me that the
! woods down ln the forks were alive
j with squirrels, and that If I would go
| back with them thnt   evening    they
I would get their father to let them have
] the next day off, and we would have
'lots of fun.   I went home and got my I
I No. 14 muzzle loader, plenty of nmniu- I
j nliliui nnd my dog, nnd went home with ,
them.   Father Dodge had built a new
frame house, but It was    not   large >
' enough to accommodate the family nnd
any strangers, so Cicero and I slept out j
| ln the old log house,   I shall never forget the ware we got that night.    As
boys will, we lay there a long time ills-
cussing the various projiosltlons that !
suggest themselves to two lioy chums j
who haven't seen each other for some
time.     Along   toward   midnight   we
thought we discovered the presence of
somebody under our bed.   To make it
more certain, we distinctly heard the
ticking of his watch.   We beonme uneasy, for the ticking of that watch was
regular and Incessant.   At lest Cicero
quietly slipped out of bed, went over to
the new house and called hie father,
who came and Investigated.   Much to
our chagrin the old gentleman soon discovered that the cause of our dread and
forebodings wns only a deathwatch at
work In an old log by the side of the
bed.���Forest and Stream.
A new woman Is au old girl that can't
hide It.
It's a wise son who doesn't know his
own mother-in-law.
No man ever gets quite as close up to
God as he does when his little child is
sick.
A man who will admit that he ls sentimental has no more of It about him
than a frog.
Some women seem to think they
ought to be loved whether they do any
of it themselves or not.
A man never hns any money. Before
lie gets married he spends It, and after
be gets married his wife does.
When one woman kisses another it
nvenns about as much ns when one
man calls another "old man."
A woman will always deny that she
can't put on a clean pillow-ease without
holding the pillow In her mouth.
A woman can never quarrel long
with a man who doesn't say anything
and looks hurt when she talks cross.
A woman always has a few old letters saved up somewhere which she
can find and cry over on a rainy day.
Tlie average woman goes to her
grave remembering what girl gave her
the cheapest wedding present she got.
Tlie average woman gets nn Idea
thnt she can raise plants Just about as
regularly as a man with the hay fever.
You can never tell how a girl looks
nt the breakfast table by tlie way she
looks when she sits out on the porefc
In the evening.
FATHER OF 35 CHILDREN.
KASLO OFFICIAUMKECTOKY.
Mayor Bobert F. flreen
Aldermen���A. T. llarlaml, A. W. liooilenough,
.1. D, Moore, 11. O. Buchanan. II  A. Cameron,
lily Clerk and Police Magistrate	
 K. E. Chiimian
Cruel ol Police M. V, Adam-
Assistant  W. A. Milne
city Solicitor C. W. McAim
Auditor CD. Mckenzie
Treasurer S. H. llreen
Assessor S. P. Tuck
Water Commissioner it. a. cockle
Health Officer Dr. .1. F. B. Kogers
City council meets every Thursday evening
at the city hull, 1lh street, between Front Ht.
and A avenue.
VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT.
Chief Hugh P. Fletcher
First Deputy chief George Held
Second Deputy chlel  .   John I). Kcenan
Third Deputy Chief John Flsk
Secretary Archie Morrill
Treasurer tius Adams
DISTRICT DIRECTORY.
Mining Recorder John Keen
AssesRor-Tax Collector O. I!. Dennis
Collector ol Customs J. F. Mcintosh
School Trustees���August Carney, J. I). Moore,
0,0, Buchanan.   Principal��� Prof. Jas. Ileslop.
KASLO POSTOFFTCE.
General delivery open daily (Sundays excepted) from S a. m. until 7 p. in. bobby open
lrom 7 a. ni. lo 9:110 p, iu.
Mails lor despatch closed as follows: For
all pans of the world every evening except
Saturday and Sunday, al 9. p. m.
Mulls arrive from lulled States and lake
points daily except Sunday at 0:00 p. m.
From C, P. R. points and Slocan points, arrive dally except Sunday, at 4:00 p. in.
Registration office open... 8:110 a. m., 6:110 p. m.
Money order office and Postofilce Savings Bank
oi'i-.ii '.' ii. in, to 6p.m.
S. H. i.lti:i:N. Postmaster.
FRATERNAL ORGANIZATIONS.
Masons���Kaslo lodge No. 96, A. F. and A. m.,
meets tirst Monday ln every month at Masonic hall over llreen Bros.' store. Visiting
brothers cordially Invited to attend.
'Hamilton BYKB8,W.M,
E, E. Ciui'MAN, Secretary.
Maccaiikks���Slocan Tent No. 6. Knights of the
Maccabees, meets second and last Thursdays
of each month at Livingston's hall, Kaslo.
Visiting Knights cordially invited.
Muse Hollai'D, W, A. Davies,
Keeper ol Records. Commander.
CHURCH DIRECTORY.
Methodist Ciuiicii���Cor. C. and Mh St. Divine services every Sunday at 11 a. m. and
TjBOp.m. Sunday school at .:30. Strangers
always welcome.
('. Ai'LT l'ROci'NiEB, M, A., Pastor.
Presbyterian Church���Corner 4th street and
B avenue, services every Sunday at 11 a. in.
and K p. m, Sunday school and Bible class,
2:80 p.m. Prayer meeting Wednesday evening at s. o'clock. Free seats; strangers and
ethers heartily welcome. J? j
Rev. James Nairn, Minister.
Church or EN<ii.ANi>���KonthwestTcorner of C
avenue and Tith street. Services every Sunday at II a. in. and 8. p, m. All ate cordially
Invited. Rev. C. F. Yates,
Missloner in Charge.
IUitist Church���Services will be held in the
school   house every   Lord's   day.   Morning
I    services. 11 o'clock; evening services, 7:110:
I    Sunday school and  pastor's Bible class im-
i    mediately 'after  morning service.   Alt  are
cordially Invited to attend.
Rev. II. C. NlWCOHBK. Pastor.
Catholic Church���Corner 0, avenue and (ith
St. No regular castor at present. Occasional
services by special announcement.
PROFESSIONAL    (AUKS.
QR  J. F. B. ROGERS,
Physician and Surgeon.
Graduate Trinity liiiverslty. Toronto, Out..
Mem tier of College of Physicians and Surgeons,
Licentiate ol the B. c. Council, ljite ul New
York Hospitals and Polyclinic, llarlln building, Kaslo, B. c.
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J. TWISS,
Taxes.
The Dutch have an original wny of
collecting the taxes. If, after due notice hns been given, the money is not
sent, the authorities place one or two
hungry militiamen in the house, to be
lodged and maintained at the expense
of the defaulter until the amount of the
tax ls paid.
It occurs to a woman very often in'
her conversation with a mat, that other women have fouud it easy to fool
him.
Chicago Has a Cltl.en Who Boaata of
Thl�� Bather Ualqne Dlatlnctlon.
There are few men living who have
had more children born to them than
Isaac Gaaomowltz, of Chicago. He Is
00 years old, and
is the father of
thirty-five children��� twenty-one
by his first wife,
who died ln 1874,
and the remainder by his second
wife. The first of
these children
k 5$F" ^ * ?/ f was-born ln 1862
isaac oabonowitz. and the last the
present year. Of all of them fourteen
are living, seven ln Chicago nnd seven
ln Russia, where Mr. Gasonowltz was
born.
Mr. Gasonowltz belongs to a family
noted for Its prollflcness. His mother
hnd twenty brotheirs and stetera. His
daughter, Rachel, who is married In
Russia, ls the motlier of sixteen children.  ^^
Why is it they call a man "the late,"
when he has been dead ten or fUteen
years?
Mining, Heal Estate [Broker.
Insurance and General Commission
Agent,
I'I'..ill Street,
iR. A. S. MARSHALL,
Kiml... It. O,
Dentist.
Graduate of American College, Chicago.
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Kiml... It. 0,
J. H. HOLMES,
Provincial Land Surveyor
arid Civil Engineer.
P. O. Hox 32,
Kuslo,, IS  C.
F. W. GROVES,
Civil anl Mining Engineer.
Provincial Land Surveyor.
Underground Surveys. Surface and
Aerial Tramways,' Mineral Claims surveyed and reported upon.   Kaslo, B, C. d
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"She Is a beauty, Joe, and no mis
take."
"Yes. and fast, too."
"That's her best point, In my estimation."
With a skillful turn of the wheel, that
was so little as to seem almost a toy,
Joe Parsons brought the trim steam
launch gracefully around the end of
the pier nnd up beside the floating
stage, with a maneuver so clever that
the paint on the side of the little craft
was not scraped.
Frxd Allen sprang out upon the
stage, and then, running his eye along
the Hues of the bont, repeated his remark:
"She's a beauty, and, as you say, fast.
Jove, she cuts the air at such a rate
that she carries a cool breeze with
her on the hottest night."
Then, with a cordial "Good night,"
Allen lightly climbed the ladder that
led to the pier, while Parsons, after a
preliminary toot of the little steam
whistle, backed slowly out into the
stream, and then kept up the North
river at full speed.
"A beatrly, Indeed," he kept repeating to himself, thrilling with a strange
pride at the thought of being owner,
master and crew of such a saucy little
marine creature.
For the Nancy seemed almost alive
to him. He was a bookkeeper in a
down-town bnnk, a sober, Industrious,
loyal, and good-hearted fellow; who
preferred the pleasures that do not
appeal to the general run of young men.
Two years before he had conceived
tbe Idea that for at least six months iu
the year It would give him great pleasure to spend his evenings nnd holidays
ln just such a craft as he now possessed.
The Nancy had consumed $1,000 of
his by no means extensive savings, but
Joe was happy, and what ls money
compared to happiness.
First the launch spurted ahead at
her best speed, then slowed down to
hardly more than half speed, all the
while her shrill whistle tooted much
more frequently than Is required by
the laws of navigation. Joe was plny-
lngk with his boat as some men do with
a fine horse, as a woman does with her
laughing first born.
In and out among the larger river
craft the Nancy glided. Several times
he all but got In the way of tugs nnd
ferryboats, but these experiences only
made bis miniature voyage the more
exciting.
One of the maneuvers carried him
close to tbe piers on the New York
side of tbe river.
Suddenly Joe looked ahead just In
time to see a human figure shoot from
tbe end of a pier and strike the water
with a Bplash.
At that moment the Nancy was not
more than twenty yards away.
"A suicide!" burst from Joe's lips.
Then: "But I'll spoil the game."
The launch sped quickly to the spot,
then hesitated and almost stood still
under the influence of a sudden reversal of the engine.
In that pause of an instant Joe leaned over the side and found himself
grasping a young woman.
Tbe next moment the Nancy began
to go backward through the water, but
Joe had lifted the sylph-like form Into
the boat, and now the young lady lay
between hliu and tbe engine.
Her wide open eyes stared at him in a
peculiar fashion.
"Do you do this often?" he queried,
not knowing what else to say.
A sigh was the only answer.
"I must scold her," thought Joe.
So be began:
"Miss, don't you know that suicide
Is one of the wickedest things ln the
world?"
The expression on her face changed
to one of relief.
"Yes," she answered.
"Then why did you jump into the
water?"
"So you didn't see me*���she began,
but stopped ln sudden confusion.
"I saw you just as you struck the
water," bo answered.
A sigh���this time one of unmistakable relief���escaped her.
"Why did you try to," he went on,
sternly.
"Don't���don't ask me," she pleaded.
"Don't ask you what?"
"Don't ask me anything, please!    I
shall be greatly obliged to you, If you
will humor me."
"Well, you are a queer girl," he
commented. "You reach the point
where life has no further charms for
you, aud then immediately begin to
ask favors."
Under pretense of working at the
engine, ho managed to turn the little
lantern so that It shed a fuller light
upon her face.
The cheeks were pallid���naturally,
Joe Inwardly commented���but the
great, tender eyes and Inexpressibly
sweet face did not belong to a woman
who would deliberately end her life.
It was a face with which any man
not wholly a brute would be unable to
avoid falling In love.
"See here," came suddenly from Joe,
"you didn't really mean to jump into
the water?"
"Oh, but you promised, sir, to ask
me no questions."
"I didn't promise; It was you who
made the request."
"I make It again," she pleaded.
"Surely you will humor me."
"And do everything else that you
ask," cried Joe, suddenly, overwhelmed and conquered by the most wonderful little face he had ever seen. "What
shall I do, first of all?"
"Talk about something cheerful,"
she urged, with a shiver.
"Well, In the first place, you're certainly wet, and you must be cold."
"Oh, no; the night is too warm for
that."
"Won't you take a little taste of this
lrrandy?" he suggested, producing his
flask. "It may save you from catching a severe cold." She took the flask,
but only the merest drop passed her
lips.
Then Joe, in obedience to her whim,
branched out Into dissertations on the
most general topics. He felt thnt he
was talking like an idiot, but he evidently pleased her, for soon she joined
In his talk, and displayed not only uncommon Intelligence, but a vivacity
that was hardly to be expected.
All this time they had been speeding
up  the  North  river.    Joe    suddenly
nwakened from his delicious absorption to Und that they were opposite
Harlem.
"Where shalj I land you?" he asked.
"Anywhere;    1    must    be   getting
home."
"And may I escort you there?"
"Oh, no; not for worlds."
Her look   was both  pleading    and
frightened.
"At least, may I call to-morrow, to
make sure thnt you have not suffered
from your exposure?".
"Please don't think of doing that,
either. And don't try to find out anything about me."
'"I inn a gentleman." said Joe, with a
simplicity that much have touched
ber. The boat had landed by this time.
She stood up, shook out her garments
���which were almost dry by this time
���and held out her hand.
"Good-by," she said, "and thank you
���thank you for more than I can tell
you. We shall probably never meet
again, but I shall always look back
upon you as one of my friends. Thank
you, again, most earnestly, and good-
by."
Joe held her band for a few seconds
longer than he needed to, and tipped
his fiat almost reverently as she glided
away.
"No, she certainly didn't mean to
commit suicide," be soliloquised, gazing Intently at her rapidly disappearing form. "Confound It, If I meet that
girl again, I shall certainly fall In love
with her. What ls all the mystery
back of this affair, I wonder."
The Nancy backed water again, then
steamed down the river. Twenty minutes later the launch was at her berth,
and fifteen minutes after that the fire
was drawn and all made snug about
her.
Then Joe wended bis way home, his
pretty craft forgotten ln the mase of
thought wltb which the adventure of
that evening bad filled bis head.
And when, ln his bed, Joe Parsons
tried ln vain to woo sleep, these words
kept running through his brain:
"If I meet that girl again, I shall
certainly fall in love with her."
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But month after month went by, nnd
Joe did not once behold the woman
that the river had yielded up to hiin,
only to let the town swallow her up
half an hour later.
It was only a few weeks ago thnt
.Toe had been taken from the books of
the bank aud established lu a small,
cozy office to attend to the correspondence of the Institution.
A typewriter was necessary, so ho
advertised for one. There were a host
of applicants, but many of them had
not the necessary knowledge for his
kind of work, so they wore rejected.
When the door opened to admit still
another applicant, and Joe looked up,
he almost shouted in his glee, for tbe
newcomer was the young woman of
the river episode.
The recognition was mutual, but
each strove to ignore the fact, and Joe
plunged at once into an examination
of her qualifications.
She gave ber name ns Nora Dur-
well, nnd responded to all his questions
so satisfactorily that he engaged her
on the spot.
"I am sorry the salary is not larger,"
he said, apologetically, "but the bank
regulates that, aud I have no control
in the matter."
Only a few days ago, nn observer
might have seen Nora gazing with
truly feminine delight at a pretty solitaire ring on her finger. Joe's hand
was resting affectionately on her shoulder.
"Tell me," he said, suddenly, nnd
with something of an air of proprietorship, "how you happened to be in the
river that night?"
"I was pushed in," she replied, turning pale at the recollection.
"By whom?" _  ~
"My husband." *~       "**
"Your husband?"
"Yes; he was a fearful brute. That
night he Inveigled me out on the pier,
with the deliberate Intention of murdering me. But I am trying to forget
all that. Please never speak of It
again."
"Little girl," said Joe, with husky
tenderness, "If you are willing to marry me after such an experience ln matrimony, what a great faith you must
have in me."
"I have," she replied, simply.
The Nancy has a new skipper now���
the most delightful skipper Imaginable���Minneapolis Tribune.
HOTKI.H    AND    llESTAl'UANTS.
^The
Langham.... i
Furnished Rooms.
Conducted  by Mrs. 9. 3. Wiirner
anil Miss In-,,..
Electric lights, Hot  anil Cold Baths,
Steam Heated, Newly Burnished
Throughout.   Bveythrlng First-
Class.   Corner    A   Avenue  and
Fifth Street, Kaslo, B. C ���.
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_Fl'-jllt St. Kuslo.
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Throughout.
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BEST ROOriS IN THE CITY.
A First-Class Bar in Connection.
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Don't Go to Brazil.
Brazil is not a profitable place to go
to without capital. Our Consul at Para
utters this warning to Americans, declaring that "energy and push" are not
enough for emigrants to start with.
He says: "No Americans coming to
Para without the means to maintain
themselves while acquiring tho language and seeking employment can
have much chance of success.
"That language Is Portuguese, and
one must know It lu order to rind employment. Para has more applicants
than positions. Salaries are small, and
living the most expensive in the world.
"Nearly everything consumed here is
imported, and pays a very high import
duty. Salaries for clerks are from $15
to $45 a month. The uncertain aud
everchanglng value of the money has
an Injurious effect upon trade. None
suffer more from It than tbey who work
for wages, for while the cost of living
ls made dearer by the financial condition of the country, salaries undergo
little or no change as the money fluctuates in value. As to outdoor labor, no
white American who exposes himself,
as he would be compelled to do, to the
sun's burning rays, wet season, could
hope to escape the yellow fever.
"It ls true, mouey Is plentiful and the
exportation of natural products guarantees a permanent prosperity to this
part of Brazil; but no one can successfully deal In rubber unless he hna a
large capital. The competition Is great.
In the rubber field, men without money
can play no part, unices they become
rubber gatherers, In which case they
would have ten chances for death
against life. On eon.e of the rivers, 50
per cent, of the natives die who go
there.
"The value of the mllrels Is the lowest In the blstory of Brazil as It uow
requires over Or-j mllrels to buy $1
(United States), which. In the middle
of the coffee and rubber season Is an
unlooked-for condition. Business ls
flat"
Retailed.
Electric energy Is now retailed ln
New York like milk, empty cans being
collected and replaced by full ones.
The size of the cans varies with the
uses to which they are to be put. The
smallest are those carried by the ballet
girls to supply the electric lights they
wear. These batteries are about the
size of a box of cigarettes. The pocket
batteries worn by cyclists will light a
bicycle light for ten hours.
Mirror Made of Celluloid.
A London scientist has invented a
mirror of celluloid which accurately reflects every object, The celluloid mirror Is unbreakable, and is cheaper than
glass, and lighter.
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Victoria House
Model   Club  of   West   Kootenay.    Hot
and Cold Baths: Well-Furnished
Rooms: Hood Beds; Electric Lights.
W. J. HALL, Proprietor.
A Avenue, near6th, Kaslo,.B. (.'.   Post-
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Who have spared no pains or expense in getting
everything first-class and in the latest designs.
We are, therefore, enabled [to turn out all
kinds of Art and Commercial Printing, ���* J- j��
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Prospectuses, Stock Certificates,
Bill Heads, Letter Heads,
Cards, Etc.
People rush around on Monday as
though they were ashamed of bavin* j
been Idle on Sunday.
In fact anything from a Milk Ticket to a
Circus Bill >
Work Done on the Shortest Possible Notice
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the best appliance for the disposition
of the scavenger funis of a city. Until
Buch an arrangement in provided, however, the more offensive Conns of refuse should be buried. Sonic may demur at tho expense ol such arrangements, but expense should not be seriously considered when human life is
at stake. The life of a single child is
of more value than the cost of a dozen
crematories, especially if that child
should be your own.
AS TO SU.VK',;.
A little girl was once sitting on a
doorstep weeping bitterly. A passerby Inquired into the cause of her grief.
"Oh," she replied, "1 wus jus! thinking hoc- terrible it would be if I should
grow nil to be a woman and have sunn'
children and one of them should fall
down the cellar .tail's and cut her
head on a hatchet." A.nd she resumed
her lamentations and refused to be
comforted.      ��
The little girl's presentiments were
just aboul as reasonable as the byste
cal forebodings now being Lndulged in
anent the decline in silver by a few
trouble borrowers in the Kootenay.
In the first place, there is every reason
to believe that the decline is artificially produced and consequently temporary. In the second plaoe, if this
were not so, there is no place in the
world thai can stand thedepressslon so
well us tlit. Slocan country and its im-
mediate surroundings, tt is not purely a silver country, but tt silver-lead
country. Tne emu inued uvm condil ion
of load at $3.60 could offset for some
time in comi a   rate  of from lu to 15
cents pen nnee less on silver than even
the prevailing low rates. This is on
account of the cheap mining of our
load and Bilvev, continually Improving
transportation facilities, and la notwithstanding the fj. S, duty on lead.
The ''nit id States Is not tho only lead
marl ol in the world. 1-1 us all continue all' ', our daily business and not
wm ie t im ��� llki Don Quixote, tn llgb.1
i&cj mills or spooks, or attempt to
cross bj idg is that are _ot on the Koot-
enay's roh'te to prosperity.
TO STIFLE FREE SPEECH.
An in erestlng phase of the bimetal-
licconllic has appeared recently in the
United States, auu is attracting
.vovld wide attention. Acting upon
tho repressive policj characteristic of
��� bein, soihe ol the leaders ot the Single
standard part; now in power have attempted to crush out free speech on
this subject. So anxious are they to
make il appear thai the bimetallists
are only to in- found among the ignorant thai thi y have accomplished tbe
,emu'.".!', i: ;���'.. Bpsnj, Andrews from the
head   in    Bt'OWll   university   at,   Minnie
Island, a n il .' ��� ������ ti catlonal institution
whose hlstOfj leaches clear back into
colonial? days
Preslaent Andrew's offence is thai
tie ts a distinguished advocate of bimetallism, who ha- Bpokoa and writ-
i n much an I ' ���-.-!> upon thi - Bub
,i ot. * li nn. of ..il1 up : this attempt-
tod stilling of fn '��� speech, I tie London
Daily < Ihron ' li says that, the forci ��� '
money and monopoly luce seriously
blundi red.
Aoting upon   th inclui I re   | rodl
tl it ihe advocates ol the
���-.' i > l' l standard fear tbe en i
inn of tin- rhoney question m the di liberate tbtnigl I i bought and action of the
people, the democratic state central
committee of Rhode Island unanimously recommended to their party that
President Andrews bi their candidate
for United States Senator. Thus, this
action is likely to re-act ami elevate
President Andrews to even a moi'e
conspicuous place in the arena0. public thoueht.
CITY SANITARY CONDITION.
The city council is to be commended
for its prompt action in response to the
recent petition of property holders and
residents for relief from garbage contamination. At its Monday meeting
It appointed a responsible man as city
scavenger who will be backed no by
the police department In the enforcement of sanitary regulations. A good
many back yards throughout the city
need prompt and thorough inve.tiga-
tion and will doubtless now receive it.
Men have also been employed on the
beach for several days in burning and
burying garbage that ha* accumulated there for some time past. This
is the only proper method of disposing
of garbage.   A garbage creniut.ry is
EDITORIAL OuTCROPPlNGS.
The world is shocked at tho news of
the assassination of the prime minister
of Spain.
The raising of the salary of City
Clerk Chipman was a just act. ileis a
competent, courteous and faithful official, who is still sadly overworked.
The Canadian branch of the insurance order known as the Ancient < >r-
der of United Workmen has concluded
that it Isold enough to go it alone and
too healthy tn be associated longer
with its American COUSl-S across tlie
line. Accordingly it has swarmed from
the parent hive and henceforth will
Bock by Itself.
A well known mining man of this
city calls the attention of the News lo
the fact that all groat mining districts
of the last half "century begin with a
"K", viz: Kootenay, Klondike. Kini-
lierly. Kalifornia, Koolgardie and Kol-
orado.
A mining country that lias no better
recommendation than that it is better
than some other because that other is
worthless, from whatever cause, will
always be looked upon by men of discernment as ,i mighty safe place to -tay
away from.    To   attempt    to   liuild up
one Bection at tlie expense of another
always results more disastrously to
those who attempt it than to the section attacked.
It would probably bo taken tor a
joke, if the assertion were to be made
that the gold output of the Klondike is
likeh t'i bo flood the markets of the
world v.iin gold that it might become
necessary to demonetize that metal
owing io Its phmtifulness. Yet just
such assertions were gravely made by
leading financiers and bankers'organs
during tbe great California aud Australia gold excitements. It would he a
very good joke indeed, if Dame Nature,
assisted by the miners, should re-establish the commercial parity of 16 to 1
between silver and gold, without waiting' tor the alow movements of monetary commissions and Law-making bodies.
The high price of wheal and the
bountiful crops of in the State of Washington will save that commonwealth'
the bankruptcy that is staving
other states in tbe face as the
result of an overdose of "Mc-
Kinley prosperity." Some of the
goldbugs are'gleefully rubbing their
feeler together and asking "Where
now is your theory that when silvor is
low, wheat is low also'*" That is not a
correct, statement of the theory.
Wheal and silver may diverge for
brief spaces of time, but take it year
in aud year out, all staple commodities
be they wheat or silver or what-not,
travel pretty nearly together, when
measured by the single gold standard.
A MoiliTii^rtitU'inucy,
Tomorrow   will  be practically   the
penl I | day of Stephenson's  new  city
pharmacy,   although customers have
been besieging hla store for the post
week, during the time be was unpacking and Insisted upon being served,
.Kuslo is to he congratulated in having a lirst class 'drug store as fully
equipped and attractively gotten up as
is Stephenson's. it. is alsotobeoon-
g 'ululated upon having a man ut the
head nt such a store,   who  thoroughly
understands his profession,    Mr. Ste-
pliciiKtui has had uvcr 'Jo years experience, in this business, Before entering it, practically he graduated from
the Ontario college of pharmacy and
was prize man in tbe'class of 1816.
ClTli COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS,
Ex-?ropriation By-Law reSidewalk
Mile on A Avenue.
ri'KSONM..
Mr. Sidney Drake, ox-Deputy U. S.
Marshal for Washington, spent a few
days In Kaslo this week.
Dr. W. A. Hendryx, founder of the
Pilot Bay smelter, registered in from
Tk's Angeles at the Kaslo last Saturday
r'.lght. lie was on his'Way to the Slocan
whence he lias been absent since last
October.
A bush lire, on'the hill-last Monday
faiuie 1 by the high wind kept the tire
department buay a good share of the
time guarding aud lighting it. Twice
tie buildings of the Kaslo Browing
company, caught fire from flying
sparks but wore extinguished.
A City ScaveDgof r-ppointed-Cjiitel Let (or a
Five House.
A called meeting of the city council
was held last Tuesday afternoon; present, Mayor llreen, Aldermen Good-
ouough, Cameron and Moore.
A license was ordered granted to
John B. Lindsay to act, us city scavenger.
The finance committee reported upon
a number of bills favorably and they
were ordered paid. Among these were
the city officials' salaries for .Inly. The
committee out down the bill of tlie
Electric Light Co. for.luly from Slit) to
$20 on account of defective service: and
their ���Iune bill from $60 to $40 for same
reason.
Turner ,V Brydon to IliiHil I'lrc Hull.
Turner & Brydon were awarded tlie
contract for building the new hose
house for the lire department, for $_'.���_.
McGregor & Klliottbid $335.
Kx-Vi'upr'uUion on -V Avenue.
Before adjourning Alderman Good-
enough gave notice that at the next
meeting he would int induce By-Law
No. 44, for the ei-propriatioo of ten
feet of private property on each side
Of A avenue between 3rd and 5th sis.
This action was precipitated by the
fact of Ahierl'ishop.having on advice of
his attorneys, caused the sidewalk in
front of his property on A avenue to be
torn up.
A avenue was formerly but 60 feet
wide, By agreement of the properly
holders between 3rd and 5th streets it
was a long time since agreed to widen
the si reel to sir feet by the donation to
the city of 10 foot on eacli side of the
street. Accordingly, although the
city never received deeds of the property, city sidewalks were constructed
on this extra ten-foot, strip on each
side of the avenue. Grievances, however, arose when it was found that the
sidewalks were in some eases much
higher than the property that they
fronted, and entailed steep stops to get
to some of the houses. This was especially the case with Mr. Bishop's
property, who claims that when he
built, his house was on grade. He also
olalms that, tie could get no satisfaction
from the city officials with reference to
a compromise or arbitration. So he
forced mutters to an issue by touring
up the sidewalk from the ten-foot strip
that is still technically his property. It
Is understood that ox-propriation will
in most eases lie, easy, as most, of the
property holders still express their
willingness to deed to tho city without
compensation.
Second Masting,
The regular meeting ot the council
was hold last night-, present, Mayor
Green, Aldermen Buchanan, Cameron
and i loodenough.
The principal business of the meeting was the consideration of ex-propri-
atiou By-Law No, 44 referred to above
which was considered in committee of
the whole read the second lime and
completed, tt will now have to lie
lie iiver a week before final action can
he begun upon it.
To Oonnaol   Front St, Sliti'wullm.
A. P. Corbin, secretary-treasurer of
the 1). M. Liniiard f'osslaud Syndicate, which Im- built the   Si.   I'ltneras
inn and the Croft building  adjoining,
addressed the council with   request   tO
grant temporary relief In sidewa'k
matters, [tappoart that the buildings
mentioned are, below trade and will
ultimately have to be raised. The matter was referred to the public Work's
committee.    After adjournment  the
OOlinaU prec ��� oiled in a b uy to the
scene and informally gave authority to
put insteps to smooth out the three
foot jog in the sidewalk which occurs
at the west end of the property iu quel*
tion. The work of connecting the walks
was completed today.
THfi \\MI\ II I I'. HOTBI. OI'CMNti.
South fork Now His a Hostrlry that Ski May
Well feel rroud Of-
The Nashville hQtel at South Port
was oponed to the public last Saturday
by A. P. Hanson. A special train carrying quite a number of people from
Kaslo left about half past nine. Music
and dancing were indulged in until tho
wee stna' hours. The Misses Hanson
proved to be charming hostesses and
all present joined in wishing the new
hotel and its genial proprietor success
In hie new venture.
This Space IP ill be Occupied by
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About August 15.1897, with a
Full Line in the Latest Styles
Of Dry Goods & Gent's Furnishings.
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Now Running in All Departments.
.umber Hough, Sized, Dressed, Matched; Shingles, Lathe, Doors, Windows, Mouldings, Brackets, Turned Work. Glass, etc., etc.
On hand and lo Order.   Agents in Nelson and Sandon.   :
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This is the Season of the Year when the Liberal XtH of These II'ill Ward Off Disease.
A Full Line is A/ways Kept in Slock at
Stephenson's   Pharmacy.
Call and Get a Supply.
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OFFICE, FRONT STREET, KASLO, B. ('.
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Clean'and well Cooked. '<
Rates Reasonable. ,i
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We have just received tibout p
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$ of WALL PAPERS, com- $
prising the newest and neat- tt,
est designs to date.
INGRAINS. i
Wo now have a good stoek of &
the different shades of IN- a
&RAINS.
Our prices nre reasonable.
Cull and   inspect our   stoek ?"
before purchasing elsewhere. '<
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Booksellers and Stationers, Kaslo i
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Promising Locations Within SU Miles
of Kuslo.
Judging from lute reports,everything
is favorable tor the opening upof anew
section not over Six miles from Kaslo
whieh in very easy of access.
since the latter part of June, when
the .leather was favorable. W. 11.
Blackmail of Kaslo and 11. II. Kemp of
Kemp's Springs nave been thoroughly
prospecting neai tho bead waters of
Taralah or Come Again creek, the
stream which Hows from the south and
empties into Kaslo ijver near Kemp's
Springs. They had a theory that the
immense lime dyke whish traverses
tlie country iu a northeasterly and
southwesterly direction, aud which
can be seen from Kuslo, was the boundary lino between the mineral belt on
which is situated Ainsworth and tlie
South Pork mine. , Including the Montezuma. As no shipping mines bad
ever been devi toped north of ibis dyke
until Lardo and Duncan river were
reached,   this   theory   appeared   very
plausible.
Immediately after crossing the huge
lime dyke after traveling Up the stream
described, they came to tl well defined
mineral belt but covered in most
places with earth and wash. Thomas
chirk and Jack Wright were also on
the ground. By dint of close search on
the exposed portion of the section several strong '.'in i with very healthy
looking crbppings were found. Messrs,
Blackmail and Kemp procured tools
and dynamite and tired ��� several blasts
in two different discoveries they inane
which showed a decided improvement
as they got below the surface.
They traced the mineral licit westerly to the top of the ridge overlooking
the South Pork and demonstrated the
zone was the same on which is Located
the Montezuma, biit westward from the
divide the ground appears to he all located.   I Hack man and   Kemp  secured
three claims,   tiie   I',.   lijjtite,    Kloshe
[eta fend Aronoel, the not two being
on an immense vein of iron capping
und the latter being farther south in   a
porphyry and slate oontaot. M. I.
Walsh has a similar claim to the
Aronoel across the ridge whieh assays
124 ounces of silver pel' ton.
Messrs, Clark and Wright have the
in. Colorado and Southern Belle; Alex
Lucas the Northern Belle; Andrew
Nelson and \jldrew Johnson have two
loc.it ions on a strong lead shoving
plenty of Iron. The Klondike wus o>
cated by .I nines Jeffrey (and the Blind
Pig by S. W. Cleveland. There are
also several other locations by different parlies, all presenting healthy surface showings.
It is tho Intention of tin claim owners to put in 11 tool bridge across tho
Kaslo river at Kemp's Springs at once
and construct 11 trail to the claims. By
this moans Ahoy oan be reached iu two
andi. one-half miles from Kemp's
Station on the K. & S. Ry. (Heretofore
it has been necessary to cross at the
South Fork, which milled about three
miles to the trip.
Development work will begin on
completion of the trail, and it is expected that at least two men will work
there during tho coming winter.
A GLASS OP COOL BEER
Is refreshing these days. That made
by the Kaslo Brewing Co. Is wholo-
Botue as a beverage and excellent us a
tonic. Their ale anil porter also easily
take tho lead.
, If you drink beer, drink the best. The
Kaslo Brewing Co.'s beverages are
never adulterated.
KASLO'S NEW SCHOOL HOUSE,
Sage & Com[)any arc the Successful
uers.
Full Description Of llic Proposed Building nnd
(ii'ouml.s.
Frank Sago & Co. were last Monday
awarded the contract for building the
now school house for Kaslo. Their bid
was $;i,7U7. it is to be completed by
October 15th. The contract and bonds
were signed and are now on their way
to Victoria for filing with the Lands
and Works department. The sureties
for Sage iV Co. are .1. Briggs and Chas.
Gray. The other bidders were as follows: 1). ('. McGregor, complete by
September 26, per specifications, brick
foundations, $4,267; lumber foundations, $3,867; sureties, F. B. Archer
and A. W. Goodenough. Turner &
Brydon bid $4,145 to complete by October 2d, with O. O. Buchanan and Samuel Bartlett at sureties. George Tf.
Swainson bid $6f277 to complete by Oe-
tober 23, with S. H. Green and K. F.
Green as sureties. ('. II. Goodwin bid
$3,919.77, with S. H. Green and V. !���'..
Archer as surities.
The linn of Sage & Co. have been
engaged for some time past In putting
the finishing touches on. St. Pancras
Inn. Mr. Sage is B well known contractor and builder formerly from Everett. Washington, where he built some
of the line city school houses, one costing $28,000. BTe has had large experience in school house construction on
both sides of the line, Mr, Hill, the
silent partner, Is well known In Kaslo,
having come her,; from Portland over
a year ago.
Description of tbe School BaUcUnff.
The building, which will be located
on the residence plateau above the business part of the town, will be a one-
story wooden structure, colonial architecture, with ground plan in the form
of a Greek Gross. It will contain four
rooms each 26x36 feet, with entry
ways, cloak rooms and a large oentral
hall way 20 feet, square, tt will be
fully lighted and ventilated. Heat will
be from stoves, A wainscoting will
run around each room, and above it in
the school rooms will be complete
black boards and map boards. There
will be four entrance, doors, each four
feet wide and swinging outward. Work
is now proceeding on tho excavations
and clearing of the grounds.
FRUIT AND CONFECTIONERY
Of freshest quality may be found at
ChlshoLm's Cash Grocery on Front
street, Kaslo. Gall and examine and
profit,	
Home Industry Clfium
One of the Kaslo institutions in
whieh every smoker should be interested is the cigar factory conducted by
Holland Brothers. This factory started
In March, 181)0, and now sells all over
the Kootenay District. Revenue Collector Miller says that the Kaslo factory is doing more work and selling
more goods than all of the other three
factories of tho district combined. B d-
land Bros, employ seven men, puyii.g
regular union wages which cost froin
one-half to ono-thif' more than if they
should employ non- mion men. Their
tobacco is also of the best, their leaf
and filler material b"ing imported from
(iuba and Sumatra and thoir binder
material from Connecticut. Importing raw material, their duty is light,
and they compete in   price and quality
of goods wilh any linn in   tin unl"y.
Sellers should patronize these hum"
manufacturers, and consumers should
insist upon being furnished with then
superior homo made goods.
,   Ourmlng ot tbe Until' Hotel.
I). A. Curr, recently or the Columbia
Hotel Restaurant, has leased tho building formerly occupied by Mrs. Knne us
a boarding and lodging house, and after considerable renovation has opened
It as a hotel. Mr. and Mrs. Curr, who
wore formerly of Butte, Montana, have
named the house tho Butte Hotel in
recollection of thoir old homo. They
conducted such a fine restaurant at
their last stand that they doubtless
will foe. the effects of their reputation
obtained while there in conducting the
restaurant part of thoir new hotel. The
lower part of Front street, opposite the
C. P. R. boats' wharf, Is the location.
The Grand.
This is tho name given tho fine now
tonsbrlal parlors and bath rooms adjoining Stephenson's new drug store
on Front street. Hall Brothers, formerly of 4th street, have moved into
this new building and equipped it fine
ly with walnut furniture, line mirrors
and luxurious chairs. The hath tubs
are now nickel ones and everything
about the place looks as clean and
bright as a now dollar. Hall Bros,
were recognized as, skillful barbers before. .Vow that they have gotten into
these new, more commodious and bettor litted quarters, their trade will
doubtless be very large.
.Mom south Furk Development.
H. B. Briggs, president of the Slocan
Liberty Hill Mining Co., and 1). Hol/.-
miin, president of the Trust Mining Co.,
have together let contracts for 2,000
feet of cross cut tunnel work in their
properties on the South Fork of Kaslo
creek. An air compressor plant sulH-
clent to do the contract work and work
the mines is to bo placed upon the
grounds this fall. Preliminary work is
to commence beforo August 15.
The   Nck "Davenport Ciifr''
H, G. Boss, well known as one of the
best cooks in the province, and F. L.
Wilson at whoso oating house in Spokane the writer has boarded by tho
month and gotten fat, have opened up
the Davenport Cafo on Fourth street
and are already deservedly enjoying a
lino run of the best restaurant custom
in town. They are sparing no efforts
to give meals well cooked and of a
variety, the best that the market affords. Bead their announcement elsewhere.
Tim Apparel (Ut Proclaim, the >lun-
Tho above statement is just as true
now as it, was ages ago when Polonius
is Supposed tO have uttered it, to his
son. A man should not bi. judged by
his clothes, alone, but often they are
the only criteria upon whieh hasty
judgments may bo based. It, behooves
every ono to be appropriately dressed.
I). Mcl'hail, of the large tailoring es-
tabllshment at the head of Front
stfeet is the man who can attend to
this for you. He can make you excellent suits to order or sell you ready
made ones altered to an exact, fit, at
prices which cannot be beaten anywhere. See his advertisement ln
another column.
Ollt   Xl'.K  ADVKRTIM'.KS.
They   Nam.tr   I'iftei'ii   for   th.    I'lrst   Hutf   of
August
Besides the new advertisements of
tbe St. Pancras Inn, Butte hotel and
restaurant, Davenport Cafe, McPhail's
tailoring establishment and the Grand
barber shop and bath rooms, all of
Which receive due notice elsewhere
in this issue, The News desires to
call special attention to the ton following linns who make their bow with us
for the first time this month, and recommends them as responsible people
lo deal with: The Columbia hotel res-
tauraul. by Oscar Mouson; Turner &
Brydon. builders; Win. Meadows, Mining broker: tho Kaslo Brewing company: Kings & Walker, tailors; Slocan
Beer Hall, by Peterson & Lofstedt; F.
W. Pettit, accountant and conveyancer; W. It. Winstead of Whitewater
who wants to sell out to go to the Klondike; l'\ W.Groves provincial land surveyor: and Gamble & O'Reilly engineers and mining agents of Rossland
and Nelson.
IVfelhoiliHl CI1111 eh Social.
The social aud concert given by the
ladies of tho Methodist church last
evening for tlio benefit of the pastor-
age, was >a groat success. Over 200
were in attendance. To those who took
part In tho concert too ranch credit
can not be given for they took their
parts exceedingly well. Following is
the programme:
Aililri'si Iti'V. I 'Im -i, I.miner
Violin ami Organ Duel .Mr-. Wilson unil
Mr. Mii>.
Snlo  Mr. In 111
Putt            Mi    Hum 11,1.1 "1    Do!.
Baritone (olo.            Mr. Morkii!
AddtOU ...   . R.v. WiiikIkwiiiiIi
Quartette Mr Irvln, Mr*. Duty Min.
Linnlng aiul Mr Burton.
Solo    Mrs. I.iiiiniii.:
violin ami Organ uuot Mm. Wllaon
and Mr. May.
Mr. Wooilsworth, who is superintendent ot Methodist missions for Canada
gave an address on t anada in general.
Ho spoke of Canada's exports which
lie said are increasing very fast and
predicts a great future for Canada
especially for British Columbia. He
also spoke of tho Klondike and said
that already a company had been
formed in Toronto in which Mr. S. S.
Blake is largely interested. This
company is asking for a charter to
build a railroad from Toronto to the.
Klondike. He says that it would not
take ovor 700 miles 0! road. Tho last
and probably tho most interesting part
of the program was the auction sale of
a wedding cake. Mr. J, B. Wilson
bought it for $2.60. Light refreshments were served after tho program.
The collection amounted to $26.60.
Jj^���      THIS  BEATS THE      N&
Jl RECORD. I
Two Cases of Goods Shipped over the C. P. R. in te|��i
12 days from Montreal. These cases contained a k^^
II    Large Assortment    ^
MM   Of the best Manufactured and the best selected   [(H^
7?rSJx   Stock of ready made suits ever brought into the
WM   City.   Just Call and Examine Them.
Nn    n^DI-ioSS   Corner5th ana'Front St. ,
0j}J. i llrMiail, Opposite Bank of B.N. A.^j
01 AINSWORTH BUDGET,
An Interesting Letter Prom the News'
Special Correspondent.
Ainsworth, B. C, August 12 Mist
Katie Mon roe,the district school teacher, returned ou . Saturday last from
Vancouver whore she has been visiting
ber mother during her vacation. On
Monday she commenced tier third
term, Sho is holding school in the
church temporarily until a school
house can be built, which will take
about a month.    She has .'io scholars.
P. H. Beach and .lohn Starky have
a contract for running 101) foot of tunnel on the Liberty Group, owned by
Starky & O'Connor of Spokane, and
havo already completed 66 feet of this
amount. The contractors have put. on
another shift and will finish up in .'!
weeks. They have opened a line body
of ore.
A. Stalberg has moved into iii: new
assay olllce. He has a neat [dace and
shouldn't be blamed if ho does put on a
lew airs, now; as he never did before.
Madden & McGarvey will have their
new hotel completed in about a Week
and intend to open with a ball, which
will be free for all.
The old Xo. 1 mine, owned by the
Britannia Mining Co., S. Shaw, manager, is working 40 men in tiie mine
and concentrator. They are taking
out 4 to ii tons of ore a day.
Kribs & Brown will open thoir new
restaurant tomorrow. This is something that we have needed for some
time.
The Black Diamond and Little Phi!
paid off on the %h inst and made over
100 men happy. Things were so lively here for a few days that it gavo
Ainsworth the appearance of some of
her sister towns that are  much larger.
Ainsworth has a pay roll of over
$1,000 per day.
Tho Tariff mine now has a depth of
300 feet. Its'managers have not been
taking out any ore except what, came
in thoir way in sinking or running
drifts. They expect to commence stope-
ing ore by the lirst of September and
will then take out 50 or 60 tons a dny.
They are only working 20 men now,lv.it
will cuiply 75 or 80 after the lirst.
The Highland mine, one mile from
Ainsworth, is ono of the oldest claims
in the district. It has 1600 feet ot development work done, consisting of
tunnels, shafts and upraises, and baa
11,000 tons of ore now on the dump. Tne
OOtnpany has broken ground for a concentrator and will also build 11 bucket
tramway to the lake
The old Jeff Davis Mining Go. bafl
about completed a road In from near
the powder house to the mine  (or   the
purpose of getting In machinery whieh
will soon arrive. The company h.is
huge bins at the initio and lake to receive their ore when they comnienee
itopelbg,
Word has been received from Nelson
that a stay of execution to the vm
inst is ordered for Woods the man
convicted of murder.
KB, l'ANl'KAS TO IH'KN  WK1��'KK1IAV.
Manager Dan Shaw is happy thai
his new hotel, St. P.tncras Inn, is so
nourly ready for opening. An old
fashioned house warming is arranged
for next Wednesday ^veiling to which
the reputable public is Invited
Church's orchestra will be in attendance and dancing will be the order of
thoovoning. A peep through tbe Inn
today showed 40 guest chambers light
airy and handsomely furnished. There
is a large parlor on the second floor
and spacious office and lobby with a
bar attached below. Tho piazza at the
rear commanding a tine view of tho
lake will be a tine place for afternoon
siestas. Kaslo's list of lirat-class hotels
is now more complete than ever before
BUSINESS LOCALS.
If.vou want to keep in the swim
read the News.
R. L. Wells, watchmaker and jeweler,
Front street Kaslo.
Some line diamonds in rings,earrings
etc., at Strathern's.
Chicken dinner every Sunday at the
Lakeview Hotel restaurant.
Strathern tho jeweler has in a new
lot of clocks.   Prices right.
(has. Koppler has opened the new
Kootenay restaurant on   fourth street.
Good furnished rooms, moderate rent,
over.) .B. Wilson's store,ops.Kaslo hotel.
Sewing machines. The leading
makes sold by R. Strathern The Jeweler.
The Hotel Slocan is now serving
light wines with its meals without ex-
i r,! charge.
'The Lakeview Restaurant, by August itoisehl, gives the best _!"i cent
meal in town.
You are never refused a goeii hretik-
tai'. at the Slocan hotel, no matter how
lati  you rise.
For $2 per dozen bottles you can get
tin Kaslo Brewing Co.'s beer delivered free to any part of the city,
Prospectors, call at ,1. 11. Wilson's
anil get your supplies. You will find
everything needed for prospect ing.
Wells, the Jeweler, makes a specialty
of repairing line American, Swiss ana
English lever watches. All work
guaranteed.
Tbe rooms at tbe Columbia Hotel,
kept bj Mrs. Anderson, are always
clean and well kept and the prices are
not prohibitive.
This paper is kepi on die at the ad-
I vertising agency of Alexander  ,v  Co.,
Suite F. First National Hank Building",
Spokane, Wash.,  where contracts oai
i be made for it.
DAINTY AND FRESH
Are the supplies of .las. Chisbolm, the
Cash Grocer on  Front   street,   Kaslo.
See his stock and you   will   not   order
elsewhere.
MAPI', OF MALT AND HOPS.
Pure and free from adulteration is
the beer, of the Kaslo Brewing Company. Equally wholesome is the ah.
and porter of this firm. All beveragei
manufactured at home.
RICHER THAN KLONDIKE.
Other printing offices advertise Mrs;
Glass work, when in fact some of their
productions would not be used by firms
that i;ike a pride in their printing.
We do high grade work and ohallengi
any printing linn to compare their
printing with ours. Our superior facilities enable us to produce lirst class
work at prices others ask for Inferior
printing. Send for samples and we
will convince yon.
News Jon Rooms,
THE NEW "DAVENPORT" CAFE
This now and high elars eating bouse
mi -41U Street, Kaslo, II. C, has recently been litted up   in   the    Latest   style.
with every modern convenience and is
undor the management of H.C.Ross
and F. 1.. Wilson who have had many
years' experience In the catering line.
They will make a specialty of serving
large and small parties and wedding
breakfasts, luncheons or dinners on
hIi.ii t noi ice.   Give them a trial and be
COnvtllOi d tlmt 1 hey bale no superiors.
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I KASLO, -   -   -
fatty, AJX-lJS-_5XTv^-AJY-iyriJ\-_Ji'_^ ^S~I^ | ^CAPTURED A RUNAWAY TRAIN.
THERE have lately beeu turned
out of the Southern Pacific Hail-
road shops ut one of tlie big terminals of that road on the rucllic
Coast, four of the largest consolidated
pattern engines in use, designed especially for mountain work, whose plans
and specifications were drawn by probably the only lady expert mechanical
��nglueer in America, if not in the
world. How she attained hor present
position is ono of the railroad legends
of the road for which she works, but I
believe the story lias never beeu lu
print.
A number of years ago. about fifteen
I believe, some lucky prospectors "located" mining claims nway up In tlie
Almost Inaccessible fortresses of one
K>t the mountain ranges of the West
and the phenomenal riches of the lead
amply repaid the heavy expense of
the "mule train" that was used to
"puck" the output to the railroad.
Eventually,the prosperity of the first
proprietors brought other adventurous spirits to the lucky spot und later
a rich syndicate bought out all the
smaller claims on the ledge and established there the great mills and smelters of the Calumet Mining and Smelting Company.
Then the Southern Pacific people
awakened to the importance of tho enterprise, and after a series of consultations with the syndicate In the course
of which a very handsome financial
proposition was made by the miners, a
branch road was surveyed up through
the canons to the site of the now rap-
Idly growing town. The difficulties
were almost insurmountable, but at
last the work wns done and a very
crooked and dangerous piece of track
wus the result. Its grades were precipitous ln the extreme; Its curves
sharp to the hist degree, and Its roud
bed so narrow in some places that If a
car became derailed it was either demolished against tne rock wall on one
elite or went to the bottom of the gorge
on the other, there to lie and rot and
rust away. Once over tlie cliff the cost
of raising an ore oar would almost
pay for a-new one, nnd the company
seldom made any effort to recover the
wreckage.
One point on the short road had always been dreaoed by the trainmen,
nnd this was the sharp curve at the
approach to what was called the second crossing. It had been a prolific
source of wrecks aud the rocks below
the bridge were strewn with the broken timbers and bent and twisted Iron
work of dozens of ore curs that had
plunged over the sheer sides of the
deep gorge. This second crossing
bridge wim at the foot of the heaviest
grade and from there tin- road wound
through the beautiful Silver Creek
Valley to the "Junction," where It Joined the uiuln Hue of Ihe Southern I*u-
ciflc.
At the point where tho level trnca
Commenced, hardly a Htone's throw
from the second crossing bridge, the
company hud built a short siding for
the use of the giant consolidated engine that was used to push the lung
trains of ore cars up tho mountain, and
just across tho main truck from tho
siding stood the little cottage whore
John Clarke, the englnoor, and bis
daughter, Jessie, lived.
Miss Jessie at that time was nearly
16, aud for the last three years had
been her father's housekeeper. All hor
life she had been Intimately associated
with railroad men and for tho three
years that her father had boon running the big "pusher" she had had no
other companion than the old engineer,
bis fireman and a little brother, several years her Junior.
A short time before the Incident happened of which I am about to tell you,
a tourist delayed by a wreck at the
bridge had spent the day at Clarke's
cottage. The little housekeeper had
made the day very pleasant for him
by piloting him about the valley, and
on leaving he had given her a pair of
powerful field glasses. They were her
dourest earthly possession, for with
them she could see her father's engine
as It crept down the mountain for nearly an hour before he would arrive at
the siding.
The long stretches of road as It
wound around the crags up the canon,
now for a mile ln sight, then dtson-
pearing among the rocks only to reappear still further up the mountain,
were always an interesting study for
the girl, and, but for those field glasses, the young lady's practical knowledge of railroading nnd her unparalleled nerve, the Southern Pacific would
have had ono wreck that would have
cost many lives.
One August evening Miss Clarke was
watching through the field glasses the
i ffect of the sunlight on the brilliant
qusrtz rock at the farthest point up
the mountain, where tho track could
b�� seou from the valley and only a
si.ort distance from the big mills ct
Hit top of the hill. Her fattier niul his
fireman hail gone to the Junction for
some supplies and were to leturu on
the "mall," now nearly due. Her little brother was "playing fireman ' and
with a big bunch of waste was rub
bing up the bright work about Lho big
engine. The twilight si'enco In tlie
valley was only broken by tlie occasional hiss of escaping .team and the
steady, monotonous "pound" of the u'r-
puirp on tho engine, w.ilc.i her father
hnd forgotten to shut off before ho lert.
Sue had just noticed it mil was about
to go to tho engine and shut off the
Pterin, when, as Bhe took one last look,
she was almost paralyzed by the sight
of a long train of ore ears creeping
retched a long stretch of straight track
where the view was clear for nearly a
mile, she shut off the steam nud gradually the locomotive stopped.
Jessie looked up at the steam gauge
Tho pointer indicated only 100 pounds
pressure. Keeping a close watch on
the truck ahead, the intrepid girl left
tho throttle and, opening the lire-box
door, replenished the fire. Just as the
lust scoopful of conl was thrown in
nnd the door closed the runaway shot
around the curve into view, and, starting the engine back, the girl watched
closely for n chance to catch the now
rapidly moving train.
Down the heavy grade went engine
and cars, the distance between them
rapidly growing shorter. On a little
piece of straight track, a little over a
mile from the dangerous bridge, Jessie decided to take the last desperate
Chance, and as the engine reached the
desired point, only a few feet ahead ot
the flying ore cars, tho girl gave the
engine a light touch of the airbrake
and then, with mighty Impact, the
heavy train struck tho engine, then the
airbrake lever was sent to the "emergency notch," but so great was the
speed ol tlie train that even that did
but little to slacken the Rpeed and that
awful curve at the bridge was almost
lu sight.
.less'e almost lost hor nerve as she
thought of that deadly place. She
knew the big engine would never
round it at Its presei** rate of speed.
Suddenly the escape valve of the engine opened with a mighty roar, tolling her the powerful machine was
straining and quivering under the
pr'ssuio of nearly 200 pounds of steam,
nnd then a favorite axiom of her father's came to mind: "If air won't
hold 'em, give 'em stonm."
One supreme effort of the strong
yoong arms and the reverse lever of
the black giant was thrown over, the
saud pipes wore opened nnd with
stiady hand Jessie opened the throttle, throwing a mighty force against
the heavy train.
Now tlie speed of the train materially decreased, but the big locomotive
rolled and rocked like a ship at sea as
she safely rounded the dangerous
curve and shot out on the high bridge,
nnd then came another shock for the
sorely tried girl, for standing ln front
of the cottage, almost hidden by a
dense cloud of black smoke, Btood the
little passenger train with Its load of
tususpectlng travelers.
Here again the girl's knowledge of
KAII.1UI Alls    AMI    STKAMIIOATS.
���DIRECT ROUTE TO���
FT. STEELE.
MINING CAMP.
Nelson and Lardo Steam Navigation Company.
Steamer Ainsworth will leavp Kaslo,
B. C, every Monday and Thursday at, 8
a. m. for Bonner's Ferry, Idaho, connecting with Great Northern Hallway
on Tuesdays and Fridays, both to and
from Spokane and Eastern and Western
points.' Steamer will leave Bonner's
Ferry at 4:30 p. m. Tuesdays and Fridays, arriving at Kaslo next day In
time to make quick connections with
the Trail Creek and Slocan Mining Districts,
ing Districts.
This route is the most direct for the
Fort Steele Mining Camp, and also the
Upper Kootenay River Steamers.
First-class passenger and freight accommodations.
Extra round trip from Kaslu to the
head of Kotenay Lake every Wednesday afternoon, touching nt Lardo and
Argente.    Leave Kaslo at '���'. p. m.
O.R.&N.
shortest and quickest route to the ru-iir
if Aiene mines, l'ulonse, Lowiston, Walls Walla,
Baker city mines, Portland, San Pranoisoo,
Cripple I'rcek gold mines and all points Kiist
mut south. Duly line Bait via Salt Lake and
nnd Denver, steamer tickets to Europe ami
other foreign countries.
l.eave       Spokane Time Schedule.        Arrive
7:1ft
p. in.
i  Daily
SHE  COULD   SER   HER   FATHER'S   ENGINE.
around the curve. Two or three of the
lulmrors nt the mines wore rill on
tuoni, but hand brakes would never
stop that heavy train and as it slowly
gained ln speed she saw them leave,
the train. Then she thought of the
little passenger train thnt would be
there ln a few minutes and,In another
moment she was climbing Into the cab
of the big engine nnd telling her little
brother what to do.
"Open the switch, Johnnie, and when
I get out on the main track shut It and
run down the truck and flag number
one. Tell dad I'm up the hill to catch
a runaway."
Johnnie did as he was told and the
powerful engine rolled out of the siding, across the bridge and was soon
tearing up the hill at full speed toward
the now rapidly approaching train.
As she left the siding her one thought
had been to save the passenger train
from an awful collision, but ns she
crossed the bridge she thought of a
little story her father had lately told
of how he had once caught a runaway-
train with his engine and had stopped
It before It could do any damage. She
would try It now despite the awful
danger. If "Daddy" could do It, she
could.
For nearly four miles up the hill the
big engine falrlv flew, then, as she
railroad craft came to her, and the
knew thnt no power on earth could
stop thnt heavy train ln time to avert
a collision; but she could signal to
them. A brown hand reached for the
whistle cord, and In a second more tbe
deep valley was resounding to tbe
hoarse roar of the duplex whistle giving three loud blasts���the railroaders'
signal:   "Back up."
The signal was Just In time, as the
passenger train backed out of tbe way,
the big consolldator and Its string of
ore cars rolled heavily by, the train
now u��ler control, but still moving
with sufneluut force to have done considerable damage.
As the train passed the siding, Clarke
and his fireman climbed on the cars
and soon stopped them; and as Jessie
jumped to the ground she almost
alighted on a tall, grny-mustachod old
gentleman. He was Charles Archer,
Vice President and General Manager
of the Sent hern Pacific, and a man who
never failed to recognize and reward
merit; and It was at his hands Miss
Clarke received the education that fitted her for the position she now occupies, and who placed the lady's name
on the "merit roll" of the Southern
Pacific Railroad, at a salary of $1,500
per year, work or play, as long aa she
lives.���St Louis Post Dlsoatcfr
Kast Mail���Walla Walla, Portland, San Krani'lsi'u, linker
City ami the Kast
:1ft    Local   Mail- 1'ii'ur    d'Alencs,
Parraington, Garfield, Coliax,
Dally !Pullman anil MtS.'OW.
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Dully
Daily
For through tickets ami lurthcr Information
apply to JAH. WAIK1H,
Agent International Navigation anil Trailing
Company, Kaslo, or at O. R. AN. Company*!
Office, 4 BO Riverside avenue. Spokane, Wash
J. CAMPBELL.
General Agent.
:m Kast Columbiaavenne, Rowland, B. C,
H. M. A HAMS,
Traveling Freight ami Passenger Agent.
Or.... W. H. HI'ULBVKT,
General Passenger Agent, Portland, Ore
Kaslo k Slocan Ry.
-TIME CABD-
Trains Bun on Pacific Standard Time,
lining West.
8:00 a. m. l.v,
H::��ia. ni. I.v.
8:88a. m. l.v.
9:61 a. in. I.v.
111:1111 a. in. l.v.
10:isa, m. l.v.
10::!Sn. in. l.v.
10:60a, m. Ar.
11:1m a. m. I.v.
11:20a, in. Ar.
ROUT. IRVIN
G   F. &. I
Daily.
 Kaslo	
.    South Fork
 Hprmile's...
Whitewater .
.. Hear Lake .
. ...Mi'Ouigan..
.Cody Junction
.  . Sandon	
CODY LUIS,
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GEO. F.
lining Kast
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till p. in.
i   llil |>. 111.
Arv. 11:4ft a. m.
. ..l.v.  11:2ft a. in.
I'Ol'F.I.AND,
Superintendent.
EAST=; na?Htv "WEST
IHE SURVEYOR'S CHAIN MADE II
The Shortest
TRANSCONTINENTAL  ROUTE.
It is tlie most modern In equipment.
it is tlie heaviest railed line.
it has a rock-ballast roadbed.
It crosses no sand deserts.
It was built without land grant or government aiil.
It is noted for the courtesy of its employes.
It is the only line serving meals on the
hi Carte plan.
Fur maps, tickets anil complete Infnrinatliiii
call on or ii.l.lrcHs International Navigation
anil Trailing rniiipBiiy agents, K. & s. Railway
agents or
C. O. DIXON, General Agt.
Spokarm, vVaah-
F. I. WHITNEY, O. P. * T. A.
St. Paul, Minn.
ADAMS HOUSE,
Kaslo, K. C.
...Rates $1.00 and Upwards...
ADAMS BROS., Proprietors.
Solo agents for Pabst Beer, Milwaukee,
Wis.
Queen Restaurant,
 EXCELLENT SERVICE:���
Reasonable Prices.
(lean, Homelike Cooking. Will Take Care of
You Completely on the European Plan.
First-Class KooniB Overhead.
NORTHERN PACIFIC Rl
The Fast Line,
Superior Service
 Tkrough tickets to all points in the	
United States and Canada.
Direct   Connection  with the Spokane
tails & Northern Railway*
TRAINS DBPABT FEOM BPOKAKK:
No. 1 west.
No. 2, euHt.
&
Minlelly * Nicholson, Props.
Front Street, Kaslo, B. C.
 8:25 p. m.
 7:00 a. in.
Tickets   to   Japan and
I China  via  Tacoma   and
Northern    Pacific  steam's ship Company,   For Inter-
; matlon, time cards, mapi
.'. ami tickets, apply to Agts.
| of the   Spokane   Kails &.
Northern ami its connections or to
P. I). (.Hilts.
General Agent, Hpukana.
A. I>. < HAUITON,
AsHt. Gen�� I'iihs. Apt..
No. !i55 MorrlKoii St.,
I'ortluml Or.
Write for map of Kootenay country.
;
Spokane Falls & Northern
Nelson & Fort Sheppard
(Ba       Po/l Mountain R'ys.
The only all rail route without
change of cars between Nelson and
Rossland and Spokane and Rossland. .*  ..*
Leave 8: 10 am Nelson Arrive (1:00 pm
Leave 10:00 am Roisland Arrive :<:40 pm
Leave 8:00 am Spokane Arrive 0:10 pm
Passengers for Kettle river and
Boundary creek connect at
Marcus with Stage Daily.
THE CANADIAN PACIFIC Rl
.A^D
S00 PACIFIC LI
Tlio Cheapest, most Comfortable   and
direct route from Kaslo
-TO-
All points in Canada and tlie United
States.
The onlv line running through Tourist cars to Toronto, Montreal and Boston. Through Tourist ears to St. Paul
daily.
Magnificent Sleepers and Dining Cars on All Trains.
Travel hy this line and have your hag-
gage through to destination.
Daily connection from Kaslo every day
excepting Monday, at 6:80 a. in.
For full information call on or addreBS
ALDER BISHOP,
Freight and Pass, agent, Kaslo, B. C.
���on to���
H. M. MACGREGOR.
Traveling Pass, agent, Nelson, B. C.
E. J. COYLE,
District Pass  agent, Vancouver.
INTERNATIONAL
Navigation and Trading Co., Ltd.
steamers "International" anil "Alberta on
Kootenay Lake unit River.
...TIMK CAIin. .
In effect 12th of July, 1807. Bubjeot to
change without notice.
Five Mile I'olnt connection with all I'aimeii-
ger Trains of N. & F. S. Kailroad to and from
Northport, Rossland anil H|��pkaiie. Ticket!
sold and baggage checked to all I'nlted States
points.
Leave Kaslo for Nelson and way points, dally
except Sunday,ft:4f>a.m. Arrive Northport 12:111
p. m.;   Kossland, 8:40 p. m��� Spokane, 0:00 p. ni.
I.eave Nelson for Kaslo and way points, dally
except Sunday, 4:4ft p.m. Leaving Spokane 8 a.
in.; Rossland,  10::��l a. in.. Northport, 1:50 p. in.
NBW SERVICE ON KOOTBNAY LAKE.
Leave Kelson for Kaslo, etc., Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday. .8:80 am
Arrive Kaslo 12:30 pm
Leave Kaslo for Nelson, etc., Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday.. ,ft:00 pm
Arrive Nelson 9:00 pm
BONNER'S FERRY AND KOOTBNAY HIVBR SERVICE.
"Leave Kaslo Saturday 9:30 pm
Arrive Boundary Bunday 6:00 am
Arrive Bonner's Ferry Sunday 10:80 am
Leave Bonner's Ferry Sunday 1:00 pm
Arrive Boundary Sunday 6:00 pm
Arrive Kaslo Sunday 10:00pm
(lose connections at Bonner's l'errv with
(treat Northern trains, east-bound, leaving
Spokane7:40 a. m., and west-bound, arriving
Spokane 7 p. m.
(i. AI.KX ANIIKK,
Ueueral Manager.
Kaslo, B.C., July 12,1897.
���The "Alberta" awaits the arrival of the
"International" before leaving lor Bonner's
Ferry.
���__��� THE TURN OF LIFE.
Owing to modern methods of living,
not one woman in a thousand approaches this perfectly natural chango
without experiencing a train of very
annoying and sometimes painful symptoms.
Those dreadful hot flashes, sending
the blood surging to the heart until it
seems ready to
burst, and the
faint feeling
that follows,
sometimes
with chills, as
if tho heart
were going to
stop for
good, are
symptoms
of a dangerous
nervous trouble. The nerves are crying out for assistance. The cry should
be heeded in time. Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound was prepared to meet the needs of woman's
system at this trying period of her life.
Mas. Deli.a Watson, 524 West 5th
St., Cincinnati, Ohio, says:
" I have been using Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound for some
time during the change of life and it
has been a saviour of life unto me.
I can cheerfully recommend it to all women, and I know it will give permanent
relief. I would be glad to relate my experience to any sufferer."
LIVES IN A TREE TOP.
EDWARD OF YORK.
The Queer Abode  of an  American in
Nienruiriin.
Here Is a man who lives up a tree,
tils name is II. Wlldeson, an American who lives ln Nicaragua. He lives
In a house, hut the house Is up a tree,
far above the. ground. Mr. Wildeson's
domicile ls a three-story affair, built tn
a tree, sixty feet from terra flrma,
This queer house Is built around the
trunk. That is, the trunk runs through
It like the mast of a ship.   The house,
The faulty Latin inscription which
President Eliot of Harvard college is licensed of furnishing fur llic Shaw monument is a terrible eyesore lo the Boston
street cur drivers, who arc Compelled to
puss it every day.
The orange and the lemon are both
said to be fatal to the cholera bacillus,
Placed in contact with the cut surface of
the fruit, the bacteria survive hut a few
hours.
THE nOUSE TJP   A TREE.
My doctor said I would die, but Plso'a
Cure for Consumption cured me.���Amos
Kelner, Cherry Valley, Ills.. Nov. 23, '95.
Alexander MeHroy, who died the other
day at his home in Philadelphia, was a
delegate to the national whig convention
that noininated General William Henry
Harrison.
The hair of criminals is allowed to
grow for three months before they are
discharged.
VIGOR �� MEN
Easily, Quickly. Permanently Restored
Weakness, Nervousness, Debility,
and all the train of evils
from early errors or later
excesaeH ; the results of
overwork, sickness, wor-
. ry, et��.    Full strength,
1 development   and   tone
1 Riven to   every organ
[land portion of the body.
/Simple, natural methods.
' Immediate improvement
mvn. Failure impossible.
2,000 references.     Honk,
explanation  and proofs
mailed (sealed) free.
ERIE MEDICAL CO.. SflBBfttf.
while not precisely spacious, contains
n kitchen, dining-room, sleeping-rooms,
and a bathroom, supplied with water
from the rain caught In the treetops
and stored there In a tank. The furniture is good, though simple, hammocks,
after the fashion of the country, taking the place of beds. To get up and
down between the ground and the
house an elevator is used, so constructed with blocks and tackle that the person using It raises himself or controls
his descent hy means of a rope. The
house Is built of jointed hoards, firmly
bound by wire cnhle, and further secured by wire strands passing about
the structure.
Mr. Wildeson's Idea in building this
lofty and novel house was to get ubove
the malaria. It seems to answer this
purpose and has other advantages.
Mosquitoes and flies will seldom rise
to such u height, nnd the house Is prac-
tlcally free from those forms of insect
nnd reptile life thnt in this country infest houses built upon the ground. It
Is cool in summer, and the view which
It commands is superb. Below his
house, suspended from a limb, is his
chlckenhouse. The chickens run about
on the ground through the day, picking
up their living; nt the end of the day
they come to the elevator to be hoisted
to the roost ln this dangling house.
Vminc   Prince Who la In Direct Line
of Succession to the Throne.
This young gentleman is In the direct line of succession to the English
throne. Nothing but his own death or
the establishment of a republic can
prevent his wearing the crown of his
country. The crown of England descends to the nearest heir of the last
wearer, be that heir male or female.
Daughters are, of course, postponed to
sons. There are certain personages in
the succession to the throne who would
obviously, from motives of public policy, never be allowed to ascend it���"or
Instance, the German emperor. But
foreign nationality does not, of itself,
vitiate their right. Parliament could,
and lu the case of the throne passing
to a foreign sovereign undoubtedly
would, bar tlie claim���save, perhaps, in
the case of the duke of Coburg.
Here are the names of the first thirty
persons in the order of their succession
ns It now stands: 1, Prince of Wales;
2, Duke of York; 3, Prince Edward of
York; 4, I'rinee Albert of York; 5, Duke
of York's infant daughter; 0, Duchess
of Eife; 7, Lady Alexandra Duff; 8,
Lady Maud Duff; 9, Princess Victoria
of Wales; 10, Princess Charles of Denmark; 11, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha;
12, Hereditary Prince of Snxe-Coburg;
13, Crown Princess of Roumanla; 14,
Prince Carol of Roumanla; 15, Princess Elizabeth of Roumanla; 10, Grand
Duchess of Hesse; 17, Princess Elizabeth of Hesse; 18, Hereditary Princess
of Hohenlohe-Langenburg; 19, infant
daughter of the princess of Hohenlohe-
I.nngenburg; 20, Princess Beatrice of
Saxe-Ooburg; 21, Duke of ('onnaught;
23, Princess Margaret of ('onnaught;
24, Princess Victoria Patricia of Con-
AN OPEN LETTER
To MOTHERS.
WE ARE ASSERTING IN THE COURTS OUR  RIGHT TO THE
EXCLUSIVE    USE   OP   THE WORD   "CASTORIA"   AND
PITCHER'S   CASTORIA,"   AS   OUR   TRADE   MARK.
/, DR. SAMUEL PITCHER, of Hyannis, Massachusetts,
was the originator of "PITCHER'S CASTORIA," the same
that has borne and does now /^ yzfTT^" on everU
bear- the facsimile signature of Oca^/x^^T^U wrapper.
This is the original "PITCHER'S CASTORIA," which has been
used in the homes of the mothers of America for over thirty
years. LOOK CAREFUL. Y at the wrapper and see that it is
the kind you have always bought /j? JAfJTS." on the
and has the signature of^^f^T^c^ic wrapper. JVo one has authority from me to use my name except
The Centaur Company of which Chas. E. Fletcher is
President. *
March 8, 1897. (2&<~<^��&*4**~-*h.j>.
Do Not Be Deceived.
Do not endanger the life of your child by accepting a cheap substitute
which some drugglst may offer you (because he makes a few more pennies
on it), the ingredients of which even he does not know.
"The Kind You Have Always Bought"
BEARS THE FAC-SIMILE SIGNATURE OF
Insist on Having
The Kind That Never Failed You,
TMC CCNT-UR COMP.NV. Tt NtMM�� STRICT. �����������,�� ClTt.
rillNCE   MlUAIlli OF YORK.
naught; 25, Duke of Albany; 20, Prince
Alice of Albany; 27. ex-Empress Frederick of Germany; 2,s, German Emperor; 29, Crown Prince of Prussia; 30,
Prince Kltel Fritz of Truss!.'
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A   BUSINESS   EDUCATION   PAYS
Great Possibilities of the   Scheme in
Hilly Center- or   Population.
The  problem   which  confronts  the
tired and short-winded bicycle rider nt
the foot of every hill, how to climb it
without  dying of  prostration,   would
seem   to be solved   by  the   traction
Scheme,  which   has been   used  with
[great success.   All thnt is necessary is
! n good horse, a rider and n bicycle
crank who cannot push his wheel up
! the hill.   The party with tlie horse stn-
> tions himself nt  the foot of the  hill
I where he can accost and easily rench
very bicycle rider approaching.   If a
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I was cured of nearly total deafness
by Dr. Darrln In less than ten minutes.
I can be seen personally as to the truth
of my statement, at my address, 415
Second avenue, Spokane, Wash.
W. GULLIER.
Dr. Darrln can be consulted free at
his offices In the Auditorium building,
Spokane, Wash., from 10 a. in. to 8 p.
m. daily. Those not able to call, may
write.   Inquiries answered.
DRUNK
flBM can be saved without their knowledge by
ANTI JAG, the marvelous
cure for the drink habit.
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CONSUMPTION     y>.
1I1I.I.-I I.IMII1NU   MADE   EASV.
bargain Is struck up the horseman
throws the wheelman a line, which is
fastened around the handle bars, aud
away goes the horse, tugging the wheel
behind. At the top of the hill the line
Is cast off nnd the horseman gets his
fee, a nickel usually, aud returns to
nwnlt another fat man with a bicycle.
The plan has almost endless possibilities In a hilly city and ere long doubt-
loss the Bicycle Traction Company,
limited, will be organized to run a
trust In the hauling of heavy riders up
steep hills.
In Japan.
In Japan the total of a bill Is put at
the top and the Items beneath. Many
tools and Implements are used ln a way
contrary to ours. For Instance, Japanese turn the lock the "wrong way,"
and Japanese carpenters saw and plane
toward, Instead of away from, themselves. When the Ingenious Jap was
first Introduced to corkscrews, his notion was to twist the bottle on to the
screw.
Ants.
Ants are supposed to talk. To test
the matter a scientist killed one. Tbe
eye witnesses of the murder hastened
away and laid their heads together
with every ant they met, the result being that the latter Immediately turned
back and fled.
Some women wear corsets ou their
brains.
Xo woman can be sick very long
without getting religious.
The only really happy animal Is a
goat.   He can eat nnytlilng.
You can always Judge a girl by the
number of rings she doesn't wear.
If women looked like fashion plates,
the men would all commit suicide.
A man Is known by the company he
keeps and a woman by her relatives.
It Is probable thnt none of the mansions in heaven will ever smell of soapsuds.
The older a child gets the lcs�� sure Its
mother Is what It is going to be when
It grows up.
If the devil knows his business he
won't burn them all; he will nag at the
worst ones.
There Ls only one thing worse thnn a
man who whistles, and that is a woman who hums.
When a man ls short he admits it,
but a girl makes the stripes on her
skirt run the other way.
After she hns spent a certain amount
of time with a man a girl always considers It wasted unless he has proposed
to her.
When a woman gets to thinking how
It would be If her husband had married
some other woman she always feels so
sorry for him.
Most every bachelor will admit to
himself that he would once have married a girl If he had been sure he
wouldn't hnve to marry her family.
A baby can keep a man awake all
night and It's all right, but If a mnn
keeps the baby awake ten minutes all
t he women folk In the house call him s
brute.
Briggs���Slmmerson, the Inventor, ,
says his wife doesn't even know what
business he ls In. Griggs���Why has he
concealed It from her'r Briggs���iie is
afraid she might get the Impression
that he could do odd jobs around the
house.���Life.
Mrs. Guile���Does Mr. Circuit drink? !
Guile���No; what makes you ask?   Mrs. !
Guile���Mrs. Bingo told me thnt he went j
out on a little periodical  frequently.
Guile���She doubtless meant  the  term
In  a   business sense;   Circuit   travels
for the "Weekly Gusher."
First Thespian���Have a warm recep-
tlon in the last town you played, old
man? Second Thespian���Well, rather, i
Papers roasted me, hotel burnt down
with all my clothes, and eleven credit-
ore were hot after me all the while.���
Cincinnati Commercial Tribune.
He���I am really surprised at Dr.
White. After being our family doctor J
for years, and treating me for all sorts j
of things, and to think of all the money
we've paid him, too! She���What has
ne done? He���He wouldn't pass me for
tbe l'fe insurance company!���Tid-Blts.
Mrs. Ferry (proudly)���Our pastor is |
going to have special bicycle services j
regularly every third Sunday this sum- I
mer. Mrs. Wallace (calmly)���Indeed? j
Our church intends giving a free base
ball game and prayers for the conversion of the umpire.���Cincinnati En- i
qulrer.
The other day a couple of little girls
came to a physician's office to be vaccinated. One of them undertook to
speak for the other, and explained:
"Doctor, this Is my sister. She Is too
young to know her left arm from her
right, 60 mamma washed both of
them."���Twinkles.
"And she didn't shrink from the notoriety?" "Shrink! Why, she used to
fill only the smallest roles, and uow s'j
Is one of the greatest actresses of liuj
day." There wns a tide In the nffair.v,
of women, ns well as men, which, taken
at Its flood, led on to fame and *_."o a
���wrformance.���Detroit Tribune
The first museum of natural history
was established in London in 1(181.
To clean a kettle till it with potato
parings and then boil fast till clean.
It is estimated that American travelers annually spend .��20,000,000 in
Europe.
The deepest English coal shaft is at
the Moss colliery, near Ashton���depth
2820 feet.
Philadelphia lias a greater mileage of
electric railways than the whole ot' Germany.
Of 1000 persons only one reaches the
age of 100 years, and not more than 15
that of 05 years.
Camels are perhaps the only animals
that can not swim. Immediately after
they enter the water they turn on their
hacks and are drowned.
Kiihtcr was fond of pets and at ono
time kept a great spider in a paper box,
carefully feeding nnd tending the creature for many months.
There arc 4S,(I00 artists in Paris, more
tliun half of them painters. The number
of paintings sent in to the exhibitions
last year was about 10,000.
Sea shells murmur because the vibrations of tlie air, not otherwise observable,
are collected in the shell, and by its
shape are brought to a focus.
No Dunmow Hitch will be awarded
this year to married couples that abstain
from quarreling, owing to the death of
Sir Robert -Marsh, who revived the old
custom.
I,ions Affected by Weather.
A peculiarity noticed by the keepers
out at the Zoo Is that bad weather affects Hone just as it does human beings. A rainy day will make them limp
and listless, aud n glimpse of sunshine
makes them happy as crickets. Bad
weather, however, does not prevent
them remembering when meal time is
nt hand, and they are as restless aa
young kittens till their food Is forth,
coming. ^_^ _____
There Is more or less vanity wrapped
up In everything a man or woman says.
$1000
00
I    Who will get it?
Schilling s Best tea is not only pure but it
is f because it is fresh-roasted.
What is the missing word ?
Get Schilling's Best tea at your grocer's: take out the Yellow Ticket
(there is one in every package); send it with your guess to address below
before August 31st.
One word allowed for ever)' yellow ticket.
If only one person finds the word, he gets erne thousand dollars. Il
several I'm.I it, the money will be divided equally among them.
Every one sending a yellow ticket will get a set of cardboard creeping
babies at the end of the contest Those sending three or more in onj
envelope will receive a charming 1898 calendar, no advertisement on it.
Besides this thousand dollars, we will pay $150 each to the two persons
who send in the largest number of yellow tickets in one envelope between
June 15 and the end of the contest���August 31st.
Cut this out. You won't see it again
for two weeks.
B2
Address:   SCHILLING'S  BEST TEA SAN   FRANCISCO, -���--���-..,_-__,.
THE
-���wmmiK
KASLO
FAMILY and
COMMBRCIAL
EL !
The new addition, which is fitted with every modern convenience, is now completed.
Cockle and Papworth, Proprietors. Rates, $2.50 and $3.00 Per Day,
Front Street, Kaslo, British Coliimfoia.
HEW KLONDIKE ROUTES.
Continued Prom Ut Page.
as there Is an abundance of grass for
thi 'Mi'ire distance. Prom Foil, Connelly the route would be to Telegraph
creek over a prairie country with plenty ol grass. Although at present there
I'."' no trails it is said none are needed,
as there is little dangor of going fur
list cay. From Telegraph creek to the
Klondike country travel is easy, and
in fact the entire route is alleged to
present many preferable features to
the water route via the coast and
through Ihe lakes to the Yukon river.
Placer Claims BedoceU in Size.
A dispatch from Ottawa dated Aug.
8, says that among the new decisions
recently rendered by the Dominion
government in regard to the Yukon
country ami tho working of tbo gold
r.'ids there.tic mining laws have been
amended in one Important particular,
\t present a miner is at liberty to
takeout a claim of 600 feet running
along with the stream and back to tho
bank. This lias been reduced to 100
leet. ami the new regulation will go
into force immediately.
The New Yukon Regulations.
.\ Leadldg Kaslo mining man expressed himself yesterday to a News
representative concerning tbe new
regulations governing placer mining On
the Yukon river and tributaries in the
Northwest Territories. He said: "The
royalty demanded by the government,
of Id per cent on every claim cleaning
up $500 per week.or less and 20 per
cent on every claim cleaning up in excess of that sum. will cause great corruption, li is a premium on dishonesty, lv en a preacher who should clean
up there, say, 825,000, would hate to
give up $5,000 of it and might bo ac-'
tually forced to smuggle or whack up
with the mounted police. This law
will surely breed crime ami criminals.
The government ought to be satisfied
with reserving tor itself every alter-
i claim, as it now does, collecting
high record fees and the usual taxes,
for its ���hare of the revenue, instead oi'
forcing honesfmen to become dishonest, both among the miners ami the
police." Continuing he paid a high
tribute to Captain Herchmer for the
chuiadiT of some of the mounted police
that he i.- sending up there, nnd
though! that they would be as near
temptation proof as .could lie found.
Among them were mentioned Captain
Mollree   am!    Major.-    Harper    ami
says the San l-'ianoisco Chronicle, they
would hardly relievo tho solitude of a
land which is larger than tbe United
States or the Australian continent.
Certainly they could not begin to cover
the ground of possible riches. The argonauts could not do that in California. Even nt tbe present day placers
yield about one-halt the gold product
of the United States, ls it noi a fail'
inference that if It) years did not. ex-
|haust the richest plarers of California,
mil- 10 years uncover all that were bidden from man, the placers of an auriferous covujtry so huge that California
might br- Lost in one end of it, are not
going to be worked out. by the pioneers
of ono summery
A Finil of Scientific interest.
Mr. Wilkonson Of Nanaimo. one of
llic miners who returned from the
Klondike with $40,000, the result of
three months' labor, says that large
and exceptionally (ine specimens of
ivory were found last season solidly
imbedded iu the icy gravel, The ivory
tusks of mastodons vyeigbing as much
as 150 pounds have boen found Lu an
excellent state of preservation. Piles
and piles of bones have been taken out.
and there is every indication thnt during some prehistoric period large bands
of mastodons grazed over -the great
plains of the Yukon valley. That was
during an ago, no doubt, when the
country was subject to tropical Influences, There arc indications on every
hand to show that rank tropical vegetation once covered the great frozen
region of the northwestern part, of
Alaska. While working onu of tho
claims Mr. Wilkeiison found a leu1
bone of a mastodon covered with flesh.
It was taken from n bed of ice. and was
afterwards sent to the Dominion museum at Ottawa.
W.Eaekus.Thre
O.W.BpeneeCire.
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ul E.OAVarren,
A HAMS.
W.E.Bagers.Bon'rsF,
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o.Xelson,
L.S.t'lark,
P.M.McLean,Lardo
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ll.Kliq.iii'li,
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v -iiTtlniHl.T."* land
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i i.i.riMiit'r.siint'H
s.Warren,Milfoi''l<'ri.
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W, V.lliiiil.Monlc/iilna
J.MnLanghlln.Argciita
W.Fiskc.
il.Smith,Ainswortb
K.!..lliin��en,snn'inii
l!.llatlscon,SnnthFoi-k
W.Ki'lk'ti,Nelson
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J.tsmttn .Whitewater
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I'KSTKAL.
\V.A.Poller.Rossland     II Ui'ook.Sookaii"
li.A.Mi'Lciul,    ��� C.Borone&w.Whitew'r
M.Bryan, " 1>.McLennan.
li.A.MjjDojiald," J.McDonald.Lardo
A.W I..iuinii'.'-���.Sel-iiii J,B.Morrts,Victoria
M.Wrlghton, "     C.Ncistin.Sandoii
H.L.TaUeet, ������     A,H.Jarnagln,BlueBcl)
J.B.Wright,IMloll)ay      J.McKiun "     "
.1.0.Crome,Vancouver
Hum ARRIVALS-
Following are the hotel arrival
the week ending Aug, 12, 189T:
Tilt. KASLO,
A.Coxon.I.oiiiloii.Klig
J.I.nfton.Toi'onlo
T.l'.'iiliili.     "
W.l'.ly'isiin. ������
W.II.Ta\ lor .Spokane
(l.l'.Milleiiliy,   "
.l.l'"...!aekson,     "
C.lUlill.I'orillill.lila.
U.HugUos,8andon
B.E.King,     '���
for
.1 .Soi-hover,Col.River
H.E.MacdonelLNelsou
B.S.Davlaa,
A.lt.lii'iiy, "
K.H.Hughes,
J.H.Maclareii
J,M.Chad bourne, "
I*'.Morrison,Saintiili
J.sitawson,     "
B.K.Tltu.,iirandForks
S.J.Schivengor.Milw'keC.K.Kand,  ������
l'.c.NiviiiA��.Whili\v'i' li.K.lninc.Thi-ecl'nrk-
C.W.Fleld,Duluth Q.S.Jaqulth,Toronto
A.O.R3rowu,(.'hicago   A.E.Rowland    "
A.B.Iroland,lto��8land    W.H.LangrldgoRevl'stk
_ .i..iij Ifi rt,Montreal    VV.Hargrcavoa.W'p'g
���r.Snv Mi-.l'il..!c.iiy        W.T.Hollard.Reglna
Walsh, tbe Latter being the founder of j c.w.Miibo-rno.Neison R.A.Wyilie.W'p1
Fort Walsh, near which place he captured the noted Indian chief,    "Sitting
Bull."
smeller Operatives Leave
,1.1'. Katun ot tic Whitewater nunc
who has just returned from a trip to
Seattle and Everett gaysi
"The whole country   is excited over
the Klondike mines, Men are leaving
good positions ii iid an- crowding    the    steamers    north -   bound,
Hrs.B.D.Dosjialn.BurkO J.K.Brook,
t'.S. I Iowait, Portland     A. I law sou,
W..T.Mackenile,Vancvr C.L.Hoffmaii.f
F.R.Mvltussell,
S.J.Wtlaou,Hproulca
l,.S,'ol|.r,���ly
K.E.\Vllliaro��i8pokani
- Hr.il..'
P.Larson,
S Kill.;.
II.A.liiekMiii.
I''..1.1*. heeler.Yane'v'r
U.H kand.Tnroutii
JAVll��iiii,Kainloop��
F.A.Word,
Til. Jones
kitiu-
VV.A.Hendryx.UwAng,
IV.l'.Millii.-l.'.l.aiii'
W.B.l'rny.Hainlltoli
J.W.lliiw ke.vu ,Siunl"li
r'.W.Wllaou.Alnawurtli
F.O. Appleby .London
J.D.Bword.Rosaland
H.J.Wilson,
i;,li.siiiiiii.N"i-o'i
C.L.Wel.li.Soilllle
M A.Bales,
M I.Harvey,Machiud
1. 11 Mcllonaia.Cods
�� Slcllonald,Ainsworth II.Sherman
W.A.lloliiiu.i.vw, ������        li.H.HAvlcK, Portland
The Everett stnelter is  In need of ex-1 R.w.Tiii is.sandon   t'.s.Howatt,    ������
,,,,,, , .        ' 1   I'Vl'l. F.Watson,Kossland
pericuci"! banns, w men having given
lip situations to join in the rush to the
mirth. As a consequence one stack ol
the smeller is closed because there urn
no hands to operate it. Mills, small
factories and other industries also report the loss of employees through the
same cause,   li Ls the best thins which ,
.        . 1 1      ,, 7r     ._        I'.llleeu.Toroiito M.i'aU.'.'i.
bus happened for tho prosperity of be-! Mi,st���rili;i,iv., M(,l(.��� .,,��!,a���ii,er-,s,,ok,ine
utile lor some   time.    The   hotels are I Mrs.8.8aoloy,Pittsburg  Mrs.i;.Nichols. "
full of people, stores are doing a   rush- j O.A,8utherUnd,8.r"r*_ P.Uowd.Sanflon
business, aud every   one   is on tho H1' 'lirddliig.l'ilotliay   J.Bedden.Spokane
T. ,       , ,       .   . , .,      U.8Vrbomaa.Spokane
it has been a  godsend  to tho
1 ..1 ivi let,      " J.K.t'otuthltn   "
���; M Ktnin ar.Rowland 11 I. TalpotljHanKran.
U'.I.awmiii,Portland J.Seehnver.Trai)
ll.W.I'rii'k.S. -l-i.il V.W.Wallliiily.Viiiii'i'
Mr- MIn-:'."ii, " U.C.Martln.Nelaon
ll.l irviin.       " J.J.Hcnahoy.SiKikane
Mra.Appomon, \V. 11. I'I n imm-r.^i ><���!.�� is-
\..I.At'lier-ou.   " WMll,
SI.IIIAN.
A.ll.sliiuiiii.Moiiiri'ai   A..1. Hansen. Nashville
MINING RECORDS,
111 \ NSiK Its,  ETC.
Aug. -I.���Conrad Wolfe to L. Levy, Klk Range
on 16 Mile Creek,Hi h.l.evy and J.O.KidweU to
M, H. Gokhvator, i:ik Range and Klk, near
name, Si,
Aug. s.���m. 11. Goldwater to !.. Levy and J. O.
Kldwell, pptii ion i-�� Interest In Klk and Elk
Range, $1; Edwiiid Sapplngton to .loliu P. Redding, ',���,<>< Pol ni si���r ���i head of 5 Milo Creek, tl;
.1. K. Mulligan to Flora Miller. K. of Montana al
head of La France Creek, $1.
Aug. I',.���J. Miller lo N. p. An.livsi'ii, '.. Lake-
view 6nWoodbury Creek.ll; Hannwailsen to
Miieolm Ifelnuea.'. Red Prince In Jackson
Basin, ISOO.
LOCATIONS.
Aug. 4.���Lydia l.ee by .1. J.Bhoa, on Woodbury
creek; Jordan by 11. A. Cameron oa same; Ball-
da by P. 1.;. hinder, on White t) rouse nun tn'a in;
11. K. by W. 1' .Ine km tin, on iCaalp en ek : Cataract by Wm Ityiiu. on South Fork Knslo creek ;
Duplex No.'2 in H. Croft, on Woodbury creek;
Mamie Kraeilon by D, E. llnrri>, on Kiuitii Fork
Kuslo creek: Swei i 'oil.es by Anion Svenelaky,
on Upper Kootenay lute: Bilver stream by .1,
Bheaagrecnjon same; I.egalNowa byT.B.May.oii
name; Koak-ln-Place by Adam avencisky, on
winie; Green creek by J. D, Byrne,on name;
Dry Ore by B. B. Sharp, on South Fork Kaslo
Creek; Belfast by A. Phillips and 1>. flood, on
Woodbury creek; Eveiigreen to sameon same.
Aug..'. Ilrnee by'Hios. Irwin, on Blue KIdgC;
Eclipse and May by U. McDonald, on same:
Ai'ihnsiis i,y il. Campbell, on same; Snow slide
by .las. 1,runt, on east side Kootenay laki : _au
retta by I'. Km-/,, on same; Lost Lead Fraction
and Copper Prime by \V, 11. Oatward, on Indian
creek; Glpaey by D. W. King, un Lons creek;
Sunrise nnd sunset by II. Bcllllltz, .1. Murk aud
II. II. I'rout) ; lioiiieo by J. 0. Kendall, on
Woodbury creek; Bessie by J. \V. Quillu, on
Hooker ei'eek; Katie l,.bv O, C. Bpearing, ou
sani"; Brooke bv .1. A. MePluiil, In Whitewater
Basin; International No. i by J. Van Hook \
Weils, .1.1, wood aiuiJ. v. J .Moore, on Duncan
Itlver; Cony by .1. Villi Hook and   A. Wells,   Oil
same; International by J. V. I  Moore on Bame;
snow Rhne hy S. Lnvatt, on east side K onay
lake: Poormau by P. Delaney, on sami ;( olora
do by p, Mei'ue.'ou liM iie 'er-'i i-; Arizona by
same on same; fraction hv P. Johnson, on
Woodbury Creek; Honest Billj by J. MeT.eod, It
miles north Of Kaslo; Maple'Keaf le L. S. lies
and Marj Fassett,on Bouth Foil: Kaslo creek.
Aug. It Jack Rabbit by A. Watson, on Crawford bay; Last Bannock bv i l��� C'app, K. L.
While and I' Henderson, on South Fork Kiel"
creek; Ali/.abyA Bheraaen, on Canyon creek;
Lille byJ. E. liigluiiu hhiI s. Wilson,'on Bprlng
creek; Minnie Fraction by W A McLellan, on
Hooker ereek; Monitor by M. Lamont. on Stur-
igescreek;   X Kay Fraction  bj   Geo. ShellLon
Blue Bldgoj Arihurbv S. (juinbin.on Campbell
I creek.
I'F.PilFlCATFS of IMPBOVEMKNT.
,1 I., i. Kootenay .-1��i-. Di'inoeiat and I'reicl-
woll, bj l>. W. Moore. Cuba No.'. and Boston,
by    II.   ��',.���(. Kninsi by ,1. II. McKiillgaii;   New
ciisti ,.| Lancaster, by W, Knight; King Solo.
man, Omaha and Mount Vornon, by i;. it. Win-
gate; \\ Id Bill, by Win. Haley; Dean Swift, by
II. Bell; Com ������by-Chance, bj i: I'. Boylos; Harriet, bj IV, A. Potter,
' li ' "iii.'iiiiiin bj ii Gilchrist; Fletcher,
by F. Murphy; Ottawa, by I). Grant; Climax
and Pi neess, by i . A Sawyer; Bunker Hill und
Mllfi :-i -inr, \  F Adams.
Aug. i     Mountain Gnat, by Ed. Bnum, Monnt
I'leasaill,  hi    I. I.   Me Kile     Haw bee, by C. Ho-
king William .lohn, by A. Rnftelo; Bmjiernr S.
by A Sherradon; Liberal, bv II. Norman; Stars
and s. ,,,,,.. ,n���| | ,i���,,i, i,, \ Brill; Frank-
lorl and Nelson, hv W. A. McLellan; Bed Buck,
by Robert Bhelll; White Grouse Star, by E, Pal
ersoii; Emerald Hill, by w. i li  Holmi
�������������*�� so 0<Xr9WXr<r<r44 ^vfr*^?*��*<*fr��o-*W������<,*��*��"5<>��<s>->s>��������<>��������>��<^
RATES $2.50 TO $4.00 PER BAY
St. Pancras Inn
Dan Shaw. Manager. $       KASLO, 15. C.
Pitst-Class in Every Department.   Large, Airy Rooms.
Baths,  Electric   Lights. Table Unsurpassed,
Service Up to Pate; Liar Splendidly Stocked.
Commercial Traveler's Sample Rooms.
tW����-:-'-'>fr>sst-)*0��-0<>*<<>��<��<<<*����^*s>9<'sHs*��ft��<.<liMW-:MIW O��e<��>*iw-**oo 4����*��<1<X����*0
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TEL
SLOCAN
1
THE OLDEST AND BEST
ss.
IHEADQUARTEES X
Y Commercial! Mining Men. w(
>���;. Oui'Eyesare Always Open to the Comfort of the &'
X Traveling Public.      EDWIN CDMMINGS,       5*
���if? Kuslo, B.C. Proprietor. 45?
"-
V'
'I'--
i
��� 1
m
I Butte Hotel
:'A'�� Restaurant.
Meals at all houre between 6 a. m. and 9 p. m, short
Orders a Specialty". Business Men's I.unci: from 11:30
u. m. to 7:110 p. m.' D. A. CARB, formerly of Columbia
Hi iei 1 Restaurant, south side Erontst., between 3rd and
't!i. opposite Steamer Landings, Kuslo, B.C.
KE1-NAN
IMPROVEMENTS AT THKSll.VKH
BELL.
Two now handsomely furnlshefl
rooms have been lined up by Sehl on
the second Hour of the Silver Hell.
These are especially desirable tor
Ladies and their escorts. The Increase
of business nt this restaurant warrants
these Improvements. The usual high
class Sunday dinner will be Berved at
4:30 p. in.
MKTAI. QUOTATIONS.
Mew Vork, Aug. 12. Silver, 6������,'���
Copper   su-iiily; brokers' price,*U.l. 1-2; OK-
Cliange prloa, |U.00ail.��.
Keiiit   strong; brokers' price, (18.60;exchange,
��.'..;���.". ,i,-;i. 73.
CONVEYANCING.
Reliable and   reasonable.    T.   W.
l'et.iit. ten years experience; office with
G. ('. Marsh.
ACCOUNT ANT.
it pays to have your  books In good
shape.     Consult' K.   W.   Pettit,   ten
years experienoa,
OKI'! SltirMHNTS.
The following are tiie ore alilpmcnts fo. thi
pail week over the Kaalo4Blocan Kallroad;
120
AUVKBTI8HO l.llT'l'lllt LIST
Following ii ilie lbi oi letter* remaining un"
called (orin the Kaalo Po��toffloe sine.- the bin
li>l I'libli-lieil over date Ol August  lib. IS'.IT:
in,
j'"11*'-    "" j r.l'.sl,erwo..e
trtiiuiportutiou oompanies of the Sonnet. ' u.N.Wblte,
Old steamers which have  been tied up  s.Knieen,
for it number of  yours   are   being ro-   j\'-^'^V-ji'e lVuViVvh
'fitted and started   toward   thb   north.   B.C.Tiaves.Nelson
Tho Willamette,   which   started  from j'.RoWllard,  "
San Francisco, an old collier with only
sleeping quarters for tho officers and
crow, has been litted up with bunks,
and has a passenger list of tiOO. Sho
also carries cattle and hundreds of
tons of f>eight."
Plenty of Cold fur Yearn to Come.
If 100,000 people were to go to' Alas- j |{;_}}3JS_Sfa
lta and British Columbia this summer,' M'.'McAndrows,
klrs.M.Dougal&fatn,!.
Misi-Mei;ill.-.l,bi!ei
F.Miir|iliey,.Sanilon
I.Melionalil,    "
I.Wiil'll'on.lVliltew'r
I. \rilininbault,Trail
.l.l'ruitlioininC,    "
I .ll.'l'ni.lor,Moiin-eiil
.l.l.vnell.llwcll Sollllll
i.l'.l'.e.'bi'.lt'iiersl'i-riv  il.li.Scott.Vanconvci-
l..'r.N'"\,bel'n,IIiinr.llon Mr>.'lra^li,. niir
s.ti.s-tiioke.Sunilon        Mn.Lea.jr,    "
B.VTattSiOttawa .\..I..Maiining.<'lilcagii
\Y.H.('iioliiilil,N.T MisM'-Miinnliur,   "
J.E.MHoheTl.Wbltew'r U.Mannlng,
(I ii UoberU!,Rossland   ll.Turk.Spokano
U..1 Mcl'lieclaeksnn      .I.Tnik.
I'.olils.ltvkerls ('.ILMurniy^iiokiuie
W.linilkfiis.Aiuswortli L.Kee,
W.McAllester,     " ,l..\.l''ineli,
L.Alini'rinaii.lloirrs]''.   T.I-'.Wiioiliiiaii   "
lI.lllniiH'iiaucr.s:uiiiliiii O.N.Wicks,        "
A.K.i'iokwm,       "
\inlei-oii. .lohn A.
Merlin, Alfred
lirien. Dr. li. li.
Brant, ku.
Brown, IIukIi
Brown, .lames
Human. L.
Brown, J.W.
liuck. II   I..
Brown, I,aura
Bailey, W.w.
I'lewninn, BlgOoA
I'lclne, .lullii
''lark. Rev, John
I'liisliolni. E. II.
I'olirim. 1'eler
liori'iiin, ('. C.
I lav. Bella
l>ilinn. Ed.
Dclanev, I'eter
Davis, .1. P.
Kills. A. B.
Bpsteen, II.
I'raser. .1. A. C.
Haynei, Hdgar
llnlliil. A.
HI board, ('has.
Hannah, chas. M
llarile, t'lias.
linlliiiii, t. II.
Harden, .lames
llnilc'lav,.!. \V,
.larvi", flick
K'liiH-eii, Thos.
Keielnini, Wm.
King, Louts ���
Lee, Andrew
Monlellh, A. T.
Moody, Frank
Mnrpliv, David
Murray. I', \\ .
Mel! ugh, Frank
McGregor,.!, m.
Mi'iiellenary, II.
Nynmn, Jacob
Peterson, 1'cter
Parr. W. T.
Head, John R.
Mine
Desttnatton.
Kiuli
Everett
Kiiili
Pueblo
Payne
. Pueblo
Whitewater.
. Kverctt
Wa^bliigtoii
. . llniaha
Noble Five
Pueblo
sioean Sun
I'litalin.
ireio Western
Kn-lo
ibi>\      	
.     b'llsl"         ..      .
American Bo;
. Pueblo
Int'prlse
.l-.vercll	
Kambler
,'taeolna..
W.T.Fleynr,
Fletcher, J.Qwnsworth kadowltch, Joe Miller
liray. ('. ltmve, K. I..
liriftln, K. 11. Wilson, Joe
llreen. F. 8. Watlnck. Kliiior
urenier.ileo. Wolff, L. A.
liarburg, John Wilcox, W. B.
8. H. ilRKKN, Postmaster.
Kaslo, I.e., Aug. 11, WW.
WATCH XOUR WATCH.
I f you want, your waleli. clock or
jewelry properly repaired, call on li.
Btensoo, practioal watchmaker and
jeweler. All work guaranteed. Shop
m Kuslo Ditig Company's store. Front
street.	
SKK THE E*IONBER GROCER
Ami general merchant, ,l. B. Wilson,
for anything you need in the housokeji-
iiifr line. Ills stock is complete and
lirst class. A line lino of crockery ami
glassware is also carried. Front Btreet,
opposite the Kaslo Hotel.
COTTAQES FOR BENT OR SALE.
Turner & Brydon, Builders on Front
street, have hard linished cottages,
centrally located, for rent or sale.
They will also build to oitler. See
them at their offloe in The News build-
in.-,, Front street, Kaslo, B. C.
���AND���
ROBINSON,
Blacksmiths
��� . and_*.-'..
Woodworkers.
Sorsesboeltij a ipeclalty. Out3ido
Orders Receive Prompt Attention.
Shop on Water street, west ol th
street, Kaslo, l>. c.
im: THE  BEST
BATHS!
GO To THE
Grand Bark Siiipj
HAl.l. BROS., KASLO; B. ('.
0 Xew Nickel Tubs.    Tickets good foil
3 baths, II,
('.   It,   ItlN'liH
J Ml. WALKE
RINGS <f II. ILK All.
Merchant Tailors.
Fourth Street,       -        -       Kaslo. 11. I'i
Have You Bmi Tlim?
WHERE?   Why. to the ErLOCAl
BEER'HALL, where yon can   :���
frosh draft beer by the schooner ojj
quart. PETERSON 4 LOPSTEDlS
A avenue, Kaslo, B. C.   (
PROKBSSIONAL i A It lis.
OFF FOR KLONDIKE.
For sale, at Whitewater, B. C, complete assaying outfit and building. A
large interest in tho Whitewater town-
site. One-fourth interest in the. Elk-
horn Mining company and other valuable mining claims, etc. Address.
W. R. WIN8TEAD.
Whitewater, B. C,
F. ('. (iambic, M. Inst. C. K. M. Can. Hoc. C.
(Late Kes. ling.  Dei,,   of   Public   Works
Canada In 11. C.)   Nelson, B, 6.
Francis J. u'lieilly, Assoc. H, Inst. C. B��� 1'. L..,
(or 11. 0.   U Coliiuiliia ave. east, RosKland f
Gamble and O'Reilly,
CIVIL ENGINBBBS, I'ltOVINCl.VL LANM
SFRVKYtlltS. Ai COUNTANTS AND HKN'Klti
AI. AGENTS, Itossi.ANli ANDXELSON'.
TJ W. GROVKS,
Civil and_Mining Engineer
PROVINCIAL LAND SURVEYOR J
Underground Surveys.   Surlaee an
Aerial Tramways. Mineral Claims at!,
surveyed and reported upon. Kaglo,B.M
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