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KASLO, B. C, FRIDAY, OCT. 15,1897.
England's Answer to U. S. Bimetallic
Silver Rising as Probabilities of Her Support
Grow Stronger.
Sliver Quotations for Week.
Saturday, Oct. !> 50 3-4
Monday, Oct. 11 55
Tuesday, Oct. 12 50 7-8
Wednesday, Oct. 13 57
Thursday,* Oct. 14 57 3-4
Friday, Oct. 15 58 3-4
New York, Oct. 13.���A London cable
to tho Evening Post today says:
"I understand that tho British government's reply to Sonator Woleott
and tho other United States bimetallic
oommisssionera is to bo given on Saturday afternoon after the cabinet meeting. Meanwhile a memorial to the
chancellor of the exchequer is being
extensively signed by bankers, din
count houses and merchants protesting
against any action in the interests of
hi Ivor, and probably as to the reopening of Indian mints until tho full sense
of parliament can be taken."
London Press .Wrniit ol llimctnltisire
London, Oct. 13.���Tho Daily Chronicle mentioning the rumor that the
government "intends to do something
for silver, but. involving a conference
which the English delegates would attend with a tree hand," says editor!
���'Are we to h ��� plunged into an acute
and dongerd a cohtohtlbn over the currency probh m? ts this a time for the
foremost tii anoial center of Christendom to revert to the stages from which
other states iroi -eking to rise? We
protest against any suon action merely
to oblige tii ��� United States, who .do
nothing to oblige U8."
Mns-i Heelliifl  at .Manchester.
Manchester, Ring., Got. 12.���sir
William BeHrj Moulds worth, conservative member of parliament for the
northwest division of Manchester, who
was the deli gate of Great Britain at
the monetary conference hold atBrus-
. Ib i-i 1802, | resided today at a Idrge
pouting lie:,-, at which a resolution
was adopted calling upon the government, In view Of the injurious effects of
the disparity between irold and silver,
to take advantage of tho overtures of
rVai.co and the United States and re-
doom the goi irnmont's promise -in regard to tho scouring of a stable parity
between gold and silver.
Replies To-Morrow.
Doeliiroit Dividends.
l'ilot Bay Oin'iiing.
For a Board of Trade
Gold by the Train Load.
Official Directory.
Traveler's Guide,
FOURTH PAGE���Editorial-
Stay Ijy theOlii Camps.
A Canadian Mint.
Editorial Outcropping*,
Local Brevities.
Hotel Arrivals.
Mining Records.
Advertised Letter List.
A Ledge of Fuliiiliioiisly  Kleli Ore Somewhere on Kooteiiny Lake.
"About three years ago, just after
the big storm," says G. L. Doro of Spo-
katieln the Spokesman-Koviow,"I,with
three other young men of this city, viz:
W. M. Campbell, Paul Aproborts and
John Moore, decided to take a trip to
Kootenay lake. Wo wont to Bonner's
Perry, purchased a bout nnd started to
do thc lake. On the fourth day we discovered an uprooted tree Boating in
the lake and our attention was called
to this common occurrence by some
thing glistening in tiro sun among th
routs of the tree. On comHigcloser we
found a rock, weighing about three
pounds, sticking between the roots and
the surface was ihiokly studded with
glistening gold. We took it to an a,
sayer at Pilot Buy and told him we had
no money to pay for the assay, but he.
could havo tho specimen if ho would
I est It. Ho did so and reported that it.
ran $85,000 in gold. As a rule, prospectors look high on the hills for quarz
ledges, but the ledge from which ihat
sample came must Be along some
mountain stream (lowing into the lake
and it should not be far from the place
where the tree was found, as there wus
no our rent in the lako to carry thc
tree along and thc wind would have
little effect upon it. ff some adventurous prospector finds that ledge and it.
contains .several tons of such rock, he
would be playing in great Kick."
llieil in .I.il.
.i. i��� rriti'inii'i, lorinorly a prominent man In
Idaho, iiicii in the Kaslo city Jail last Monday
ot chronic alcoholi 11.
Utaat, -n Capita] Coming.
A. Salisbury' . >��������� I nf ll :���   'ir;n  of Sallslmry-
Jonos it Bidwell  lias left Montreal to arrive
lisiv abicit tlie "ill :list., Willi a view to study
the various Interests of the Kootenay. Ho is
accompanied by a London capitalist win, will
probably Invest.
Keturn of i,'< '  ,'i Time It. I". Mall.
Nelson D. Miller, first chlel engineer of the
K. ii;. B. railway,ins Ijaen revisiting
In Kuslo tills vn i.
,id friends
Mr. Miller was here about
a year iu thai capacity returning to 8t, Paul lu
May, 1896. lie says Hint the S, & S. was oue of
the most difficult pieces oi road building that
he ever saw ami sais If tlie management enuld
have for��*ee.n all the 'ilfncuities when tbey be-
gan, ha Isilmililtul ii It would ever have heen
built, notwithstanding that tt bus paid very
well sines.
Mayor (ireen Qalls i Meeting  for Tuea-
iln.v lUlli lust.
Maynr It. E. Civ'ii lias called   a   mcetlni; ol
tin' liu   niv-s nic!  Of   fveslo  for   next Tuesday
evening at 8 o'clock'at the Kaslo hotel Audi*
toriuin, to oonslde. the advisahllity of tho F6r-
iniilion uf a city board of trade. The movement
will undoubted!: meet with nubile approval,
as Kasli, frequently feels the need of au organ-
li nl voliliueur body to direct public affairs.
Liberal Convention ul New- Westmluster.
The Liberal convention wus in session ut New
v. Htmlnster lust Friday and Saturday, The at-
t 'iidnnce numb,ml 110 delegates. ���
On motion ol W.Tainpletou of Victoria It was
decided to form a lulti.'h Columbia Liberal as-
siiiiition. W.T. r:. -. 1,' l n waselected president
.1 tl, Kerr of Vancouver secretary and Dr. Me-
I.collide of NaniiMo treasurer. Viije-presidoiits
and committees wfie appointed for each dis-
t.-let, those for VnIe and Otwlbnd being: viee-
|ire.i'!.jit, Wm. Bailey,committeemen, .L Mar-
lin, I), c'llurra and 1<*. G. McPJierson. It was
decided to scud ii congratulatory telos'ram to
Sir Wilfrid Laurier on _is eluviilion to knight-
hood. It was nisi, decided not to light the
corning Provinr'sl elections on partv lines.
At Saturday morning's session the' pisiform,
kepi from tlie press as yet, was formulated, lu
t.'ie. ii'.aiujt is ukei'Cy opposed U> tho line of
policy that has h.'eii adopted by tho Turner
(.-ivirnment in llic mutter of railways, land
.mortgage tux.nieiiibers nf cabineb as promoters
o. ��� ���nn! i'lmb s, civil service, roads ami bridges.
timber regulations and sectionalism in polities
S'ldsjhooh,. Tin-T-rreus system of land registration is rccoi   -    doit.
Creseiit Output   of Cripplo Creek Is Over
Hill,OOO,000 I'er Month.
A recent dispatch from Colorado
says that a novel scheme for handling
the goid output of the Cripple Creek
mines will be put Into use by tho oper-
ators of that district, The plan ia to
set asido tho output for one month,take
the bullion therefrom and ship to the
mint at Philadelphia In u single con-
Bignment. A special train will bo so-
cured for the purpose of transporting
it. The bullion will be placed in the
charge of somo express company which
can guarantee Its Baity, and tako all
necessary precautions to prevent accident or theft while In transit.
As the present output of Cripple
Oreek is over $1,000,000 per month,
this will bo one of the largest shipments of gold bullion that ever crossed
the continent.
Diineun Klvev Mretlii;; Tomorrow  Nl|;ht,
The business mon of Kaslo ai-e reminded that tomorrow evening is tho
time for the Duncan river improvement meeting at Olympic hall. All
should attend as tho improvement of
this rivor means much for Kaslo.
I. til DUAL   MININtl   NOTK8,
Fresh (.old St rike on (lain or Creek ~Xt,ws
From the Silver Cup.
Several locations Hour the gold strike
on Gainer creek have shown up good
assays. Surface ore from tho Journal
and Examiner, located by Clark and
Adair, going a fraction under 11 and '
OUIICea respectively In gold. Those
parties think they have something
good, and have proceeds i to Spokane
with tho intention of forming a company to "develop the properties next
season, says tho Ferguson correspondent of the Kevolstoko Herald.
The recent changes in the local management of tho Silver Cup seem to have
ushered in an era of prosperity To.' the
Horrie-Payno people. The lately developed "big vein'' has been tunnelled
for ovor 160 foot, and very recent assays havo averaged 2 ounces of gold
and 300 ounces of silver to the ton.
Tho Dividing Line.
The dividing line botwoen success
and failure is drawn by well directed,
persistent newspaper advertising. The
guide an 1 help to this in Kaslo is the
British Columbia News. Its standing
is as 1(5 to 1 as compared with others.
We aro expert iu preparing advertisements and artistio in dlsDlayipg them.
Read the British Columbia News
Slocan Star $50,000 and Whitewater $24,000.
The First Has Been Kepi Quiet���The Last Declared Wednesday.
During a trip to Sandon this week
a News representative learned on undoubtedly good authority that the Slocan Star had declared a dividend of
$50.1100 nearly a month ago, but that
nothing about it bad thus far been
given out to the press. Just what
actuated the management In keeping
the affair so quiet is not known. The
News is tho first paper to give this important information to the public
Thi.t brings tho total of the Star's dividend up to $400,0d0. Its stock is now
quoted on tho market at 550 per cent
of its par value. The repairs in the
mine caused by the recent cavings are
now nearly completed and tho min
is shipping its concentrates over both
roads again to Omaha.
The Whitewater last Wednesday declared tho largest dividend In its history, vi'/.. $21,000. In addition it has
paid running exnenses of $8,000making
a total of $,12,000 disbursed by'it .at
this time. This swells its total record
of dividends to 004.000. Manager J. C.
Eaton has been in town the last day or
two with his faco wreathed in smiles,
while he transact the business of the
company. Mr. Eaton's interest in the
property is one-thin!, the same as that
of W. C. Price of Oakland, California.
John L. lletallack and J. T. Montgomery of this city also each own one sixth.
The Whitewater at its present rale
will shin 60 ears loads this month, and
another early dividend may be looked
for. __	
Letter Prom Two Sandon Boys Who
Went to Klondike,
Ed Montgomery of the Palace hotel.
Sandon.has received a letter from Fred
VV. Clolanii, who with Walter Cariith-
crs, left Sandon July 27t.li for tho Klondike. Tho letter is dated at Lake
Liinderman. Alaska. Sept. 10th, and
postmarked at Dyea, Sept. 19th. It
bears a Seattle postmark of Oct, 2d and
was received at Sandon, Oct. 5th. Mr.
Montgomery kindly permits the Nows
to make the following extracts from it,
that will be of general Interest to till
who aro watching tho fortunes of those
attempting to reach the Klondike. It,
is supposed that the boys have redohed
Duwsoti City before this time.
Mr. Cleland writes: "This is the
lirst time I havo had a chance to write
since wo left, tho steamer. We arrived
at tho famous Skagway pass and found
it a big fake, li is lined with people
and dead horses. Many people could
not get back who had got half way
over. Mud was up to the horses' oars.
So we soon sized up tho situation and
hired a sloop to lake us to Dyea. There
wo landed In tho night in the rain, and
stuck up a kind of lay. Next morning
we-towed our goods up to the head of
canoe navigation in a big boat and
waded in tlie i'i-el' all the way. We
got there in tho dark as usual. Next
day, Sunday, Aug. 15, we went right
into the harness, and kept on packing
until we got to Sheep Camp. There we
hired a lot of packing done over tho
summit, alHo packing ourselves, and
brouflht a big bout over In sort ions.
Wo wore on the lower side of the summit five days in a snow storm, with no
wood for tiros.
"Forwarding ou* goods and boat,
since that, we havo crossed some small
lake* and portages and at last have
reached the long-looked for Lake LinJ-
ei'tu.'iti, the fil'Bt of tho big hikes. II
has been a very hard trip. The trail
li lined with people.manyof whom will
not. bo able to pass tho summit before
spring, but we are in good time to get
in. There are inorodoad horses on the
trail than you would expect to seo after a war.
"I heard today that Skagway trail
trail was abandoned for this year.
There are about .'100 people here and
the lake Shore looks like a shipyard'.
Wo expect to begin our long northerly
voyage at once We are hearty as
bucks but a little tired after our hard
work. We expect to be in Dawson
City by thc end of tho month or sooner; and considering the way that wo
aro holding mii'own, on general principles we will hardly got left, when it
comes to getting our bit out of the
field of nuggets. We would advise any
of our friends wanting to come, to go
via St. Michaels rather than this way.
It rains and blows here nearly all tho
time, and It Is hard to save ones goods
from getting spoiled. It costs 40 cents
a pound from Dyea to Lindernian for
Wright ami Chapman Alio Heard I'ron,.
Archie Fletcher has received a letter
from Charlie Wright, formerly purser
on the Kokanee, and Harry Chapman,
engineer on the same boat, dated at
telegraph Creek, Sept. 21st. They
reached Fort Wrangel, at the mouth of
tho Sti keen, Sept. 1th, from which
point, after waiting nine days for a river steamer that did not materialize,
they made the distance of 150 miles to
Telegraph Crook with canoes and Indian boatmen. Tho current in the rivor is very fast, having a fall of 5-10 feet
in 150 miles. iVt the timo of writing
the boys were hung up at Telegraph
Creek, being unable to got their outfit
packed to Teslin lake. There are 00
pack horses on tho trail but all are
chartered by a Victoria outfit taking
in machinery for a sawmill and steamboat to be operated on the lake. This
company has a large amount of supplies to take over the trail when the
snow fails. When these parties break
the trail Wright and his partner will
take their supplies, about 1800 pounds,
on toboggans. They will be required
to make relays, but figure that this will
bo the most economical method, as
freight rates to tho head of Hottalin
qua river are 20 cents por pound.
NoitlnvesttMiiiiiiB   Association  Protesti
lirulnst Double Quotations.
Tho'Northwost. Mining Association
in session in Spokane during the Fruit
Fair, last Saturday unanimously adopted the following resolutions directed
against tho double quotations in thc
metal market that discriminate against
tho producers and the small smelting
"'Whereas, Iu the daily market quoin! ions for lead there are two separate
prices given, oue being that of the New
York metal exchange and the othor
what, is known   as brokers' price; and,
"Whereas, The margin of difference
In those quotations varies widely from
time to time, the least being about 10c
und tho largest about 50c per 100 lbs.,
thus in our opinion entailing a greater
aggregate loss to the lead producer
than ia just and equitable.
"Hesolved, That this association,acting In the Interests of its numerous
members and load producers generally,
respectfully urges the smelting and refining companies to adopt a uniform
euie of 10c per 100 lbs. under tho actual
New York metal exchange's daily quotation for lead, thus abolishing a system whiqh is uncertain, unjust, unbusi-
noss-liko and unfair to lead producers.
"Resolved, That the secretary of the
association be Instructed to have copies
of this resolution printed and forward
same to ail smelting and refining companies and lead producers in tho United States and British America."
New Colorado Until Strike,
Denver, Oot. 11,���A great strike of
gold is reported near Revenue tunnel.
Mount Snetl'els, Ouray county, Test.-,
run as high as $200,000 in gold tb the
ton aud over 81,000 has boon taken out
of two cubic feet of rock.
thi: city council.
r ���	
Owing to lack of quorcu. the regular mestlng
ul tbe city louneil whs not he'.il last BVl nlng.
At a called meeting Saturday night u number ofacoounts were audited Mid ordered paid.
I'uiiiinunieatiuus were received anil tabled as
Monthly statement of Wnter Commissioner
( ockie showing net revenue for month of JIU'.l'.
Report of Auditor MoKensie showing timonv
other receipts for three-quarter;, of rear, irom
li eltses f8,__3, Irom taxes f8,&58.10 froiu water
Murks #2,i:ri.Hi). Among other disbunienien.s
were flroaepartment $1,105.80, waterworks eon
Mnietioufiivju.fu, and showing >������ balsnos nn
band 0f15_89.M.
Letter front Hewetl Bostook stating tlmt the
oltj in ii li; take up its wnter debentures by paying fi i' them nl par Value,
Tiie mayor irsi nuthOuTiMd to tender to h. S,
Bweotanu Mrs. Bishop such amount u In- inn..
consider Just for the portion'of their lots expropriated un A avenue.
rhe city oio_tf was authorised on motion of
Alderman MoOre to prepare n memorial uithe
provincial government re tho Bitting* of conn-
!��� court! and courts of assizes at Ktudo and
urging the appointment ofn DepQty Registrar
ni kaslo.
On motion of Alderman Ooodenough the
round] recommended i" the Lieutenant-Governor that Dr. .i. !���'. It. Rogers be appointed coroner, rci ident nt Kaslo
A Qood Hotel.
K P, Weaver Of tbe Miners' Rxohattge, Three
Porks, keeps a good hotel.   Read his advertise-
imnl el.",'. here.
(iiitieiuit Coming.
Q. iv. lirimmett of Sandon, tic only opWoian
In tiie Kootenay, rontoraplatesan early ).,of.-s-
siomil visit to Kaslo.   Read niscard elsewhere.
Thompson Sold Otli.
johh Thompson last Wednesday sold out hi"
Kaslo real estate ami Blocan mining Interests
to D. NY. Moore uml ,i. A. Whittle* for (85,000
Mid. left for California with his family. Tin-
deal Involved Interests iu the Qooaonough,
i;,..,:. rocity 'iml other raises.
The Concentrator to Resume x\ext
Smelter Will Open Shortly After���Over 100 Men
to lie Employed.
Delays in settling minor details con-
oernitift title have postponed the opening of the Pilot Bay smelter and concentrator from week to week, but it is:
now definitely decided that the concentrator will begin operations next Monday, October IS, and that tho smelter
will begin operations shortly afterwards. Foreman En slow of the concentrator received orders last Friday to
have everything in readiness to begin
work within ten days. The Omaha-
Grant company has? made contract-.
with Ainsworth mines to begin with,
and large piles of sacked oro are now
piled up at Ainsworth to be Boated
ov��- on barges as soon as the plant re
sumes. Over one hundred men ure to
employed aud it is expected that Landlord Clarke of the Clarke hotel will
celebrate by cutting his hair which ho
has allowed to grow uncut ever since
tho plant closed down in June. 1898.
Canada's Greatest alining District.
Concerning the great Conservative
loaders and thoir acquaintance with the
Kootenay, tho Kossland Miner says:
';lt is extremely gratifying to know
that Sir Charles Tupper and sir .Mackenzie Bowell entertain a very high
opinon of tho mineral resources of
Kootenay, and attach the greatesl Importance to the development oi the district. They are the chiefs ot tbe greal
Conservative party, and although the
ebb tide of polities has left the cause
they represent stranded ou the Opposition rocks, there is every reason to be-
lleve that thoir eloquent voices will be
heard at the next session of parliament
demanding that Canada's greatesl mining district should receive the most
generous consideration at tho nands of
the Federal government. Sir Charles
Tupper is the leader of the (Ipposition
in the bouse of commons and Sir Mackenzie Howell occupies a similar position tn the senate. Their utterances
in debate aro received with profound
respect and attention. They have
grown gray in tho honorable service of
their country, and, be ho Liberal or
Conservative, thereis not a representative of tho Canadian people In tho
halls of parliament who is not ever
ready to give heed to the sage advice
of these distinguished statesmen."
Evidently a Mistake.
"Louis Seholl, Sr., of Rltzville, Wn���
is enquiring for tho whereabouts of his
son, Louis Seholl, Jr., who in company
with 'i man by tho name of W. leasing-
���'.". Ult Kuslo for tho St, Mary's r'.ver
lountfjrsome time ago, tl�� vrroto hit
parents from K.is!d tiiftt he tvot il be
gone but three day.-., Blnce which time
lie has not been heard from. Soholl is
a young man unaccustomed to the
moutalns. His partner is not known
in Kaslo," says the New Denver Ledge.
The above Is evidently a canard,since
Mr. Soholl 'ins been in Kuslo for some
time past and wns a caller at the News
office.over a week ago; and especially
is rhc story all absurd oue tw relating to
Mr. Soholl's Inexperience as a mountaineer. He has been continuously in
tbe mountains since IB94, when he loft
Adams county in distrust at having
been defeated fur sheriff of his county
by a populist whose whisker* wore so
red that they have never been trimmed
for tear of his bleeding to death.
White i'i��. i no:��th Trap.
Bui ion r. Bennett, V. a district attorney for Alaska, writes that "The
world at largfl may not realize it. but
t.h, re are men up north wfeq are walking right into the jaws of ,loath. Manv
propose to winter at Sfcagvay, but
from what 1 can learn hundreds do not
proposo to stop there, nor will-the return to civilization. It, is the most
damnab'e rush I ever heard Or read of.
Those men do Bat know anything of the
horrors of White Pass In  the  winter
Unto, yet they keep on,   and jusl abOUl
tho time that winter sets in' ..onto of
them will I,..; caught on White Pass.
The; will never escape."
A Prosperous I'mitl-Hetor.
Althniiirh lnit �� eompiimtively new comer lu
Km lo. 0, IV. Oyer hns estublisheil n jiooit Mptfe
Cation here in u rimtmetor an:l Hniliter. In ail-
iliiloii to tbe line nev rosiduncfi of J. \V. Llvors,
rornflrufi: avenue nml Fifth street, whleli he
hns ijearly eomplfitoil, ho tJ liUiliiinK n eotlHrro
forem'h V. M. Uongiu'd anil 1'. Moftiuu In this
city and a business houso for T. J, Scanlan in
How Kotna],  Viieilt   .'-n.y Ui'i;n,.
How   money   spent   for   advertising
can be made a  profitsble   Investment
will no longer remain a question if tho
columns of tho Brii's,h Columbia News
are judiciously uses. It presents your
advertisements in the most attractive
manner possible and brings your business in such close touch with'the best,
people Of this -ection of the country
that it is bound tospay whoo you ad��
vertise with us.
...i-nctiimu-,- tail ten trmt
""[reiterations in~tlie value" of our | Promestura ou Cariboo creek
��say 8) I
i �� ^-���\. trct.t |
nere regreTTiTs^epai-lureTiuI'wlsh hlmT   Committee adjourned to meet, Mon
Yesterday's New DonverLedge says! I sucoossln his new field. ' day, l9t -prox." NEWS OF MINES.
Another Rich Chimney of Good Ore
in it Montnna Property���Le Hot
Dividend���Option on the Joule-
New LMatrlvt In  Idaho.
George Stanley, who is mining on
El Dorado creek, in the Yukon, writes
to his father in Seattle, that claims owned by his father and partner, Mr. Warden, on Kl Dorado creek, will pan out
half a million in gold nuggets this coming winter. The letter predicts that
claims on lieur creek will turn out as
rich as those on Bonanza and Kl Dorado
creeks. Stanley also writes that the Canadian government is exacting a royalty of 25 cents per cord on wood to he
used in thawing out the gravel this winter. A similar charge is also made for
logs used in building cabins for the miners. During the summer forest fires have
destroyed a large amount of cordwood.
Owing to the scarcity oi water hut little
sluicing has heen done.
Gleaaon and Well Hoy Property.
News has been received of the discovery of another rich chimney of good ore
on the (ileason and Dell Boy property,
four miles from ilarysville, near the
Penobscot and Empire mines. The vein
has extended for some time well along
the two adjoining patented claims, and
was some time ago worked from a shaft
on the Dell Boy, many thousands of dollars being taken from it then. The pay
ore was in chimneys, however, and the
good thing did not last. Recently a shaft
was begun from the other end of the
claim, on the (Ileason fraction, and at 40
feet down a chimney was found what
promises to be exceedingly valuable. Ore
has been taken out of the shaft for milling that runs $25 to the ton, and thc
shipping ore runs from $5(10 upward. The
gold is coarse and free. The property is
situated south of the Empire, and is being worked to good advantage still.
Another l.e Hoi Dividend.
The Le Roi company has just declared
a dividend of $50,000. This is the 20th
dividend paid hy the Le Roi company,
and swells the total paid to stockholders
to $025,000. Tne lirst dividend was declared just two yenrs ago yesterday, and
was for $25,000. No other payment was
made until February li, 181)0, when the
amount was $50,000. Since that time the
dividends have been declared almost every month, and sometimes twice a month.
Work on the company's smelter at North-
port is progressing steadily and rapidly.
Several carloads of machinery are already on the ground, and the roasters
will be ready to receive ore hy November
15. The com puny will begin to ship ore
to the smelter soon, probably by the last
of October. The new buildings begin to
make an imposing appearance from the
railway station, being in plain sight of
passengers, and are therefore the source
of much comment.
Option on the Joale.
By a vote that was practically unanimous the Josie Mining Company has decided to give to Thomas Ricards an option of 00 days on the property. Mr.
Ricards was represented at the meeting
hy S. L. Lowe, who submitted a proposition to the meeting in writing offering
to incorporate a company under the laws
of England with a capiuil of ��250,000
This company, he agrees, shall pay to the
Josie Mining Company ��10,000 in cash
and place in the treasury ��40,000 in cash
as the proceeds of the sale of stock at
par to that amount. Tlie Josie company
is also to receive ��100,000 in fully paid
stock. The offer further stated that the
details of the transfer would he arranged
by Mr. Ricards with such representatives
of the Josie Company as should be authorized to act.
Gold Prom Thunder Mountain.
C. W. Richie of Walla Walla has arrived at Boise from a visit to a new gold
distriut on the Middle Salmon that, appears to be a wonder. It was reported
about a month ago by the discoverers,
who brought in a quantity of gold they
had taken out. Mr. Richie and his partner are the only men who have been on
the ground. Tlie discovery is on Thunder mountain, on Mule creek, a tributary
of Big creek. Thunder mountain is practically a mountain of ore. The gold now
being taken out is secured by washing
the surface. The Caswell brothers, the
discoverers, took out $750 in eight days.
The dirt runs 25 cents to the pan, while
much is declared to be not less than $10
a ton. The ore is a conglomerate with
porphyry constituting the base.
I.nsit Chance Sold.
The Last Chance mine and group, owned by E. H. Thomlinson, F. A. Wood and
Dr. Hendrix, has been sold, is the aews
from Sandon, B. C. The figure was $225,-
000, practically cash. Scot McDonald,
manager of the Payne, and a Mr. Big-
gerstfl.tr, acting presumably for the Mc-
Cunes, were the purchasers. The mine
was examined this week by Mr. McDonald and the deal was closed on the day
of the examination. The actual transfer
has already taken place and Mr. McDonald is now in charge. The Last Chance
is located on Noble Five mountain, adjoining the Noble Five on the west. It is
comprised of five or six claims, early locations, and has been worked by Mr.
Thomlinson several years.
Spain's debt requires an annual interest
payment of $70,000,000. Most of it is
tribute on borrowed money.
Summary of Railway-Steamer Time
Cards from Kaslo.
The balloon in whieh Prof. Andree sailed away for the north pole wns built
much after the fashion of other balloons. It had one distinctive feature. 'That
is a strong guide rope which serves two nil essentinl purposes. It holds the balloon at a uniform height and so prevents the gas from being diminished by expansion and overflow. It also serves as a keel to the floating vessel, which is
equipped with three lnrge nnd easily worked sails. This balloon hnd a capacity of
170,000 cubic feet in diameter at its widest part. The basket or car was seven feet
in diameter and had a depth of live feet. Above the car was the observatory.
The observatory was equipped with sextants, glaRses and other instruments.
rheJKxtrnorilirinr- Theory Advocated
by a Chicago Woman.
The proposition to kill nil Invalids,
physical and mental, ns well ns the persistent and uureformnble criminals, for
their own and society's good, may have
the support of sound nnd convincing argument, but it ls none the less revolting. The last lips from which oue
would expect to hear It advocated nre
those of a woman, yet there Is a womnn
ln Chicago���and she Is a kind and devoted mother���who has actually started
a campaign ln favor of this plan of
slaughter. Her name Is Maud May-
nard Noel and she has three children.
She is a close student of sociological
questions, and has written much for
American   and    English    magazines.
There ls nothing In her appearance to
suggest tbe doctrines which shock so
many of her friends. She Is a tall,
beautiful blonde. Her face ls tender
ind thoughtful, and her every movement Is full of grace and refinement,
Regarding her theory Mrs. Noel says:
"Oue of tbe most perplexing questions ln society Is, perhaps, as to the
best methods of dealing with Its persistent criminals and Incapables. Thousands are born yearly, monthly, dally
Into life, whi'-h means misery and pain
ln body or soul to the end of their days.
Everybody knows this; everybody admits that such lives would be better unlived; that a removal of hopeless cases
of mental and physical deformity to a
short grave before the sunset of their
natal day would be a kindness to the
race and an expression of ultimate love
to the unfortunates themselves. How
much suffering both to the weaklings
themselves and to their possible posterity would be prevented by tne humane taking away of the Insensate Infantile life before the opening of its
eyes upon the world. To such there is
no friend like death, and why should
not the law be a ministry of humane
things, releasing from the odium of
murder the taking of life when an authorized board of humane physicians
should decide It best?
"Persistent young criminals, too,
after ���Sorts to reform them have toiled
a certain number of times, nnd those
maimed into masses of breathing
horror and Incurable pnln aud humiliating helplessness by accident���why
should not they be put out of the way
kindly nnd solemnly? Everything but
humanity ls duly husbanded by man,
nnd all these useless superfluities and
Infections lopped awny. When once the
race ls perfected in love who shall say
thnt the taking of harmful, suffering,
and promlseless life shall not be regarded us a mercy rather than as a revenge?"
Things We Ought to Know
That water ls purified by boiling.
That olive oil Is a gentle laxative and
should be freely used.
That good literature should be plentifully provided for the boys.
That all children, girls as well as
boys, should be taught self-reliance.
That sprains may be greatly relieved
by the use of poultices of hops or tansy.
That every kitchen should have a
high stool on which one can sit when
That every household should possess
a pair of scissors for trimming lamp
That there ls no better medicine for
bilious persons than lemon juice and
That hot, dry flannel, If applied to the
face aud neck, will relieve jumping
That if an Iron ls once allowed to become red hot It will never retain tbe
heat so well again.
That the "future destiny of the child,"
says Napoleon, "Is always the work of
the mother."
That a room may be swept without
raising a dust by scattering scraps of
damp newspaper around.
That ln canning or preserving fruits
and vegetables It ls always most economical to choose the best and freshest.
That when putting away the stovepipe for the summer it should be
rubbed with linseed oil and put ln a d-y
That the rubber rings for fruR jars
when stiffened, may be restored by
soaking them in water to which ammonia has been added.
That the gliding on tarnished picture
frames may be restored by gently wash-
lug It with warm water, In which an
onion has been boiled.
A Cosmopolitan Meal.
An American traveling ln Palestine
describes an Interesting dinner he ate
recently at a hotel In Jericho. "We mt
on the porch of the hotel at Jericho,"
he wrote, "after dinner, at which w��
were served with butter from Norway,
cheese from Switzerland, marmalade
from London, wine from Jerusalem,
diluted with the water from the well
of Ellsha, raisins from Kamoth GMlead,
oranges from Jericho���ln no respect Inferior to those from Jaffa or the Indian
River, Florida���and almonds from the
east of the Jordan, smoking Turkish
tobacco, which, like the Turkish empire, ls Inferior to Its reputation, and a
cup of coffee from���the corner grocery
of Jericho.���Hartford Oourant.
Cody, etc., Kaslu & Slocan Railway trains
leave Kaslo dully at 8 a. m.; returning,
arrive at Ka.slo 3:51) p. m.
Rosebury and Nakusp, take K. & S. Ry.
from Kuslo to Bandon, and thence Nakusp & Slocan Railway, leaving Sandon
llally at 2 p. m.; returning, arrive daily
at Sandon at 11:15 a. m.
Victoria and other main line oolnts on
C. P. R., boat from Nakusp to Arrowhead, cars to Revelstoke, thence connect with east and west bound trains.
etc., take Steamer Hunter on Slocan lake,
connoting with Nakusp & Slocan Ry. at
New Denver or Str. Slocan, making like
connection at RoBebery.
land and Grand Forks, take the Steamer
International from Kaslo dally at 5:45 a.
m., except Sunday, making connections at
Five Mile Point, near Nelson, with Nelson & Fort Sheppard Ry., then to North-
port. From Northport to Spokane continue the railway, known south of
Northport as the Spokane Falls & Northern,   arriving   at   Spokane  ut   (i:40  p.   ni.
For Rossland change at Northport io
the Red Mountain Hy., arriving at Rossland at 3:40 p. m. Or, Rossland may be
reached from Nelson via Columbia &
Kootenay Ry. lo Robson, thence by river
steamer to Trail, Ihenco by Columbia &
Western Ry. to Rossland. Or, Rossland
may be reached via Nakusp and Trail by-
dally steamers down the Arrow lakes and
Columbia  river.
For Grand Forks and Boundary Creek
points, take S. F. & N. Ry. from North-
port to Bossburg or Marcus, thence by
stage across  reservation.
eastward. Take Steamer Alberta at 9:'I0
p. m. Saturday from Kaslo down Kootenay lake and up Kootenay river to Bonner's Ferry, Idaho, making connections
at that point Sunday with Great Northern trans-continental trains east or west
bound, arriving at Spokane at 1 p. m.
son, etc., 1. N. & T. Co.'s Steamer International leaves Kuslo dally, except Sunday, at 5:45 a. m.; returning, leaves Nelson
at 5 p. in., arriving at Kuslo about 8:30 p.
C. P. R. Co.'s Steamer Kokanee leaves
Kaslo dally, except Monday, at 7:30 a. tn.,
arriving at Nelson at 11 a. m.; returning,
leaves Nelson at 4 p. m.. arriving at Kaslo ut 7:30 p.   in.
I. N. & T. Co.'s Steamer Alberta leaves
Kaslo for Nelson and lake points dally,
except Saturday and Sunduy, ut 5 p. m..
arriving at Nelson ut 10 p. m. Loaves Nelson for Kaslo and lake points dally, except Sunday and Monday, at 8:30 a. ni.,
arriving at   Kaslo  at  12:30 p,   m.
etc., N. & L. S. N. Co.'s Steamer Ainsworth leaves Kuslo Mondays and Tuesdays ut 8 a. m. for llonner's Forry, Idaho,
thence by Great Northern Ry. to Jen-
ning*. Mont., thence by river steamers
up Kootenay river during navigation
season. Or take steamer from
Golden on C, P. R. main line Tuesdays
and Fridays at 4 a. m.. up tho Columbia
river and down the Kootenay river.
etc.: Alberta's Saturday night and Sunday trip or Ainsworth's Monday and
Thursday trip us above. Returning, Alberta arrives at Kuslo Sunduy at 10 p. m.
Ainsworth arrives at Kaslo Wednesday
and Saturday at 5 a. m.
Methodist OHUKCH���Cor. C, and fith St. Divine services every Sunday at 11 a. m. and
7:80 p.m. Sunday school at 2:30. Strangers
alwayu welcome.
(.'. Aui,T PBOCCKIBR, M. A., Pastor.
Pbehbyteuian ('.iimu.h���Corner 4th street and
tt avenue. Services every Sunday at 11 a. m.
and 7:80 p. m. Sunday school and Bible class,
2:80 p. m. 1*raver meeting Wednesday evening at H o'clock. Free seats; strangers and
others heartily welcome.
Kkv. James Nairn. Minister.
('hi'kch of KNr.LAND���Southwest corner of 0
avenue and Oth street. Services every Sunday at 11 a. in. and 7:80 p. m. All are cordially invited. Hev. C. F. Yates,
Missioner in Charge.
Baptist OhtjbcH���Services will he held in tho
school house every Lord's day. Morning
services, 11 O'clock; Sunday school and pastor's Bible class immediately after morning
service; evening services, 7:80. Alt are cordially invited to attend.
Kev. li. C. Newcomhe, Pastor.
Catholic CHuftCH���Corner c. avenue and 6th
St.   No regular pastor at present.   Occasional
services by special announcement.
Masons���Kanlo lodge No. 25, A. F. and A.m.,
meets lirst Monday in every month at Masonic hull over (ireen Hros." Rtore. Visiting
brothers cordially invited to attend.
Hamilton BYXBI, \V. M.
E, K. I'liii'MAN, Secretary.
Maccabees���Slocan Tent No. 6, Knights of the
Maceiiliees, meetH second nnd lust Thurtmays
of each month at Livingston's hull, Kaslo.
Visiting Knights cordially Invited.
Mosk Holland, W. A. Davies,
Keeper ol Keeords. CommHiider.
Physician and Surgeon.
(���raduate Trinity University, Toronto, Ont.,
Memlier of I'ollege of Physician, and Surgeons,
Licentiate of the 11. C, t'ltuncil. Late of New
York Hospitals and Polyclinic Harllu building, Kaslo, 11. ('.
Mining, Real Estate Broker.
Insurance and General Commission
Front Street, -    . Ki,sl.,,;il. C.
Graduate of American College, Chicago.
KuhIo, li. 0,
I'tlll.l'. OF DHTANOBS.
From   RiihIo   to   Surrounding   llual-
neMH   1's.lutH.
Whitewater  17
Hear Lake   20
McGuigan   23
Sandon (3 hours)  211
Cody  31
Three Forks   33
New Deliver   3K
Husebery   11
Silverton   48
Slocan City   66;
Nakusp tlO hours)... U
Halcyon Hot Spr'gs. xr,
Arrowhead   115
Laurie    Wi
Thompsons  Landing. 113
Trout Lake City l:
Ferguson  ISO
Revelstoke (31  hrs)..133
Vernon   223
Penticton  203
Kamloops   261
Ashcroft   308
Lj'tton    Sol
Yale  409|
New Westminster...503
Vancouver (77 hrs)*.512
Victoria (85 hrs)*....
Seattle (28 hours)....580
Tacoma 130 hours)...��20
Portland (48 hours)..
���Via  C.   P.   It.
Ainsworth    12
Pilot  Bay   20
Hal tour   13
Sanca   38
Nelson  14  hours)   12
Vmir   60
Robson   70
Trail    90
Northport 17 hrs)....103
Rossland (10 hours).. 120
llossburg    122
Marcus  130
Brand Porks    180
Greenwood   182
Anaconda  IHC
Boundary  200
Midway    204
Spokane  113 hours)..232
Ooat  River   65
UedllnRton   (Rykerts 77
Port Hill    78
Lucas   10S
Honners Ferry (13 h)!40
Jennings, Mont 202
Wardner.  B. 0 380
Fort Steele  400
Cranbrook  412
Golden    230
Windermere   280
ltanff  314
j_��- .-. ���   ���.*
Provincial Land Surveyor
and Civil Engineer.
Kuslo, B. C.
P. O. Box 38,
p    W. GROVES,
Civil and Mining: Engineer.
Provincial Land Surveyor.
Underground Surveys. Surface and
Aerial Tramways, Mineral Claims surveyed and reported upon.   Kaslo, B. C.
K. C. Gamble, M. Inst. C. K. M. Can. Soe. C. E.
(Kate Res. Eng. Dep. of Pnb. WkB. of Canada
In 11. C.) Nelson, ��. C.
Francis J. O'Reilly, Assoc. M. Inst. ('. E., P. L.
8. for B. C. 14 Columbia ave. east Kossland.
Civil    Engineers,    Provincial     Limit
Surveyor.,,  Accountant! and
General Awt-ntx.
Office in Kaslo Hotel, - - - Kaslo, B. C.
Courting after
(or a d-Torc*
Governor-General Earl of Aberdeen
Premier fir Wilfred Laurier
Memlier ot the  House of Commons, Dominion
Parliament, for West Kootenay	
   Hewitt Bostoek
Lieut-Governor Hon Edgar Dewdney
Premier Hon. J. H. Tumor
Attorney-General Hon.  D, M Eberts
Com. of Lands and Works Hon. O, B. Martin
Minister of Mines and Education	
 Hon. Jss. Baker
Provincial Mineralogist Wm. A. ("arlylo
Members of legislative Assembly for West
North Riding J. M Kellie
south Riding J. E. Hume
Mayor Robert F. (Ireen
Aldermen���A. T. (larland, A. W. (ioodenotigh,
J. I). Moore, (l. O. Buchanan. II. A. Cameron.
City Clerk E. E. Chinman
Police Magistrate J. B. McKilligan
City Marshal M. V. Adams
Assistant W. A. Milne
City Solicitor C.W. MeAnn
Auditor CD. McKensle
Treasurer J. B. McKilligan
Assessor 8. P. Tuck
Water Com m issloner R. A. Cockle
Health Officer Dr. J. F. B. Rogers
City council meets every Thursday evening
at the city hall, 4th street, between Front St.
and A avenue.
Chief Hugh P. Fletcher
First Deputy Chief Georjre Retd
Second Deputy Chief John D. Keenan
Third Deputy Chief John Fisk
Secretary Archie Morris
Treasurer (ins Adams
Mining Recorder and Assessor-Tax Collector
 John Keen
Collector of Customs J. F. Mcintosh
School Trustees���August Carney, J. D. Moore,
G. O. Buchanan.   Principal���Prof. Jas. Heslop.
Oeneral delivery open dally (Sundays excepted) from 8 a. m. until 7 p. in. Lobby open
from 7 a. m. to 9:90 p. in.
Malls for despatch closed as follows: For
all parts of the world every evening except
Saturday and Sunday, at 9. p. m.
Mails arrive from United States and lake
points dally except Sunday, at 9:80 p. m,
From ('. P. R. points and Blocan points, ar.
rive daily except Sunday, at 4:00 p. m.
Registration office open 8:30 a. m.. 6:80 p. m.
Money order office and Postofllce Havings Bank
open 8 a. m. to 6 p. m
! S. H. GHKKN. Postmaster.
Notary Public
Conveyancing, Etc.
R & K Block, ��� KASLO, B C
Wm. Meadows,
Kaslo, B. C.
Fresh, Smoked
and Salt Meats*
B. C.
Assayer and Chemist.
Kaslo, B. C, Near Steamer Landing.
Silver and Lead $1.50
Gold and Silver  1.60
Gold, Silver and Lead 2.00
���Sold, Silver and Copper 2.60
Ten per cent, discount on three or
more camples at one time. THE CONVERSION OF JOE RAITLIN.
Billy Capstan and Teddy Luff, two
middle-aged flshermeu, stood, or rather leaned, against oue of those tall tar-
smeared wooden buildings at the front
of the old town of Hastings; a building
used for the hanging of uets and the
storing of other paraphernalia of the
Ashing Industry. Their boat, The Sober Jade, wns hauled up high and dry
on the pebbly beach, and the two men,
silently smoking short clay pipes 11-1111
bowls turned downwards, now and
then cast a wistful glance at the craft
of which they were part owners. According to the poem there should have
been three fishers who went sailing to
the west as the sun went down, but In
this case the third, who was skipper
and predominant partner of the craft,
was, as Teddy Luff phrased It, lying up
for repairs. Both men knew that he
was dangerously near the boundary
line of that fantastic country knowu
as delirium tremens, ni.d The Sober
Jade was now out of the water waiting for her master to sober off.
Joe Rattlln, the captain of The holier
Jade, was not a man to be expostulated
with. He was one of the domineering
sort when sober, which wns seldom,
and very much more so when drunk,
his principal line of argument being
the flooring of a man with a handspike;
therefore his partners and crew tried
to avoid discussion with him, for In silence ou their part lay the chances of a
long life and Immunity from bruises
and black eyes. Even between themselves Billy and Teddy did not dwell
at any length conversationally upon the
shortcomings of their master nnd partner. Each of the two men liked a drop
of grog himself, but neither had the
ambition to be the main support of the
'Htt'D    SHOW   BER    WHO WAS   IN A.  FIT
rum Industry, as was apparently the
case with Capt. Joe Battlln.
The two men stood there silently with
their hands thrust deep In their trousers pockets, pulling at their pipes, and
they seemed to And dumb consolation
In each other's presence, although their
disgust at the unsatisfactory situation
of things found no expression In words.
As they stood thus, there blew alongside a man from London, who began to
ask them questions regarding uets aud
fishing boats, and tbe hard life they
were supposed to lead, as Is the custom
with Loudon visitors to Hastings. The
men answered him with respectful patience, as had been their habit for
years, going over the same dull round,
for there ls little originality In the questioning of a London man.
Yes, they encountered a bit of nasty
weather now and then. No, there
wasn't much money In tbe fishing Industry. Yes, most of their catch wnnt
to Loudon. No, tbe nets weren't painted brown to conceal them from the fish,
but to preserve them. Yes, coming ln
and out of tbe water a good bit, they
were apt to rot, and nets were expensive. No, they weren't going out that
day on account of the skipper being III;
under the weather a bit. No, his malady wasn't exactly caused by tbe hard
life he led. Yes, he'd get over It; he'd
bad these spells before, but he'd always
recovered, although be seemed to be
getting a bit worse as time went on.
Yes, the chances were his trouble
would carry blm off some day, unless
be was swept overboard In the meantime, and Teddy allowed that Joe
would bate to come to bis death by
means ot water.
Turn about Is bat fair play, and by
and by the Londoner, from extracting
Information, began to Impart some to
tbe two men who listened attentively.
If he were a fisherman, the London
man said, he would pnt out to sea at
once and sail for Splthead. The whole
fleet was going to be on view there, and
a grand sight It would be, especially on
Saturday night. Billy replied that as
a usual thing they saw too much of the
fleet. "We don't care much about the
fleet," he added, "except to keep out of
Its way. A warship won't swerve from
Its course for anything afloat; and as
for them torpedo boat catchers, he's a
wise man who gives them a wide
'���There will, be no danger on Saturday night," said the Londoner, "for
the ships are all anchored, and the sight
of them will be something a man never
can forget, for each of the craft will
have her outlines defined by something
like a thousand electric lights, shaping
her in the fire; masts, ropes, funnel, and
all the rest of It. There will be over a
hundred and fifty ships all ablaze like
tuls, and on that night the electric fleet
will be worth seeing."
After Imparting this lurid Information the Londoner went his way and
left the two men meditating over what
he had told them. At last Teddy said
"If we could run the old man up
against that fleet of Are, and him not
knowing anything of It, he'd think he
had 'em sure, wouldn't he?"
"Yes," admitted Billy. "It would be a
kind o' dazzles."
"Let's get him aboard," cried Teddy
resolutely, "and give him a lesson. We
can drift down Splthend way aud come
on It kind o' casual like Saturday night,
then if the fleet's ablaze, as the stranger snid, It would mnke Joe think judgment day had come, nnd he'd likely
swear off ami not touch nun any more."
"It's worth trying," said Billy. "And
anyhow, I'd like to see the fleet nil lit
up. We can pretend to Joe that we notice nothing out of ordlnar', aud 1 thltik
that will stagger the old man."
. The two tlshers without more ado
trudged off to Cnpt. Joe's cottage. The
skipper wns feeling mighty bad nnd
rusty. He snt with his nead In his hands
and gave no greeting to his shipmates.
The prospect of getting him afloat did
not look any too cheerful, and perhaps
they would hnve been unsuccessful had
not Mrs. Capt. Hnttlln told the men that
they ought to be ashamed of themselves
coming after a sick man who ought to
lie abed, If he knew what was good for
him. He wasn't In a fit state to go out
In a boat. This at once aroused Capt.
Joe Kaiillu. He'd show her who was
ln a tit state, he cried, so bundling bis
two partners out of the house, and
roaring defiance to his wife, who tried
to stop his exit, he followed them
down to the beach, and in a short time
The Sober Jade was afloat on the salt
water again, heading out from Hastings. There was some shrewdness after all ln the captain's going to sea;
the doctor had forbidden him liquor,
and now giving the wheel to Teddy
Luff, the skipper set himself Industriously at the consumption of what rum
there was aboard. No one dareu say a
word to him, or expostulate. And thus
the three fishers sailed to the west as
tbe sun went down on Saturday afternoon.
There came up a wild thunderstorm
which drove the captain below, for he
hnd not his oilskins on, and it also
gave Billy nn opportunity of largely diluting the rum with water, which tbe
captain was now too drunk to notice.
Teddy began to fear that the old man
would be too far gone to notice tbe
fleet, even If It all blew up, but 'he
drenching he got before getting under
cover partly sobered blm, and the dilution of his grog kept blm from getting
much more Intoxicated. As darkness
came on The Sober Jade had "risen
the fleet," as Teddy pit It, and getting
under the lee of the Isle of V.'lght, Billy
cast anchor and there they lay.
"I'm afraid," said Teddy, "that the
old mnn won't come up ou deck ngaln
of his own accord, and I don't see how
we can persuade him to come up ourselves, for we can't pretend we see
"Oh, that's all right," said Billy.
"I've put the rum up for'ard and he
hasn't much more to go on, so we'll
hear htm sing out after i bit."
At 0 o'clock tbe first of the Illuminated ships broke out In dazzling spien-
dor, quite taking away the breath of
the onlookers, and shortly after tbe
whole fleet was one gigantic display
of glittering starlike beauty as If tbe
constellations of the heavens had fallen and shaped themselves Into fairy
"My eye!" said Teddy, "I never saw
anything like that before."
"Nor did II" answered Billy.
Both of thc men were .gazing with
such admiration at tbe scintillating
fleet that they forget all about their n-
ebrlated captain, until he suddenly
roared np at them:
"Here you, Teddy Luff; bring me
���onw more rum."
"1 got something better to do,"
growled Teddy. "Go and get it yourself; It's out for'ard."
"If I have to come up there," aald
the captain, "I'll throw you overboard.
Billy Capstan, bring aft the rum."
. "Captain Joe Rattlln," cried Billy,
"you've had more than your share
now. I've put the rum for'ard, end
there the rum stays."
With n resounding oath, the captain
came up, and then stopped, stricken
dumb by the amazing slpht pread out
before his eyes. He drew his hand
slowly across his forehead.
"My God!" he cried, "Billy, wnat's
"What's what?" said Billy, Indifferently colling a rope with his ba k to
the fleet, while Teddy was busying
himself near the wheel.
"What's that I see in the offing?"
cried Captain Joe. "Look at it a-stnnd-
ing out between sea and sky, like a
thousand ships afire!"
Billy and Teddy looked over in the
direction pointed. Teddy shrugged his
shoulders and was silent.
"What Is it?" asked the captain, and
his crew wns pleased to notice a tremor of anxiety In his shaky voice.
"Rum, I expect," answered Billy
grimly. "I don't see nothing, do you,
"No," said Teddy, "except black water and blacker sky."
"Look again, boys," cried the captain.
"Off there, nor-nor'west. Don't you
see the lights?"
There was a trace of nervous apprehension In the skipper's tone.   His two
comrades turned their gaze to the nor-
uor'west, and agaiu shook their heads.
"Don't see no lights," murmured
"Then," said the captain defiantly,
"I've got 'em! I've got 'em, boys. I've
been often on the borders before, but
now I've got 'em, sure."
"Looks like It, skipper," snid Teddy
sympathetically, "but don't get frightened, Joe; It'll be all right If you swear
off. That ls sent ns a warning you
should pay heed to."
"A warning!" cried Capt. Joe exultantly. "Why, rot my halyards! It's
tue finest sight you ever saw. I never
dreamt of anything equal to It. Talk
about the deliriums! My word, It's
heavenly. I thought a fellow saw
something ghastly wlien he got Into
the tremens, but that Isn't the case.
You should drink more rum, you two,
and then you'd know what enjoyment
ls. Take me for a gudgeon, If this
don't beat all the magic lantern shows
I ever see, and If a pint o' rum will
give a man a heavenly vision like this
what won't a quart do? By ginger,
boys, I'm going to double this row o*
lights; where'd you say the rum wns?
Well, here goes for tue rest o' the
Billy and Teddy looked at each othei
with dismay.
"I reckon," said Teddy, "we've been
hasty. This lesson's a fa.lure."
And Billy nodded his head solemnly
several times without speaking.���Detroit Free Press.
Don't Wear Starched Linen.
Prof. Max Rubner, who lectures on
hygiene at the Berlin University, bns
published a very Interesting article on
the use of starched laundry ln summer.
After extensive and careful Investigation he has come to the conclusion that
starched linen forms n very strong obstacle to the discharge of beat, and this
Influence becomes stronger In the same
proportion as the outside temperature
rises. This seems to prove that the
starching of shirts Is a rather unreasonable custom. In winter, when we
try hard to retain our bodily beat, the
protection given by starched linen ls
very small, on account of the low temperature on the outside, and ln summer, when we try as hard to cool off aa
much as possible, starched linen energetically keeps the heat In. It ls true
enough that with the rising temperature perspiration will dissolve the
starch, but even then It la very disagreeably felt. In this condition It
closes up the pores of the linen and
renders difficult the entrance of dry air
to the skin, and It Is Just the fresh and
dry air that gives us coolness In summer. Prof. Rubner closes hia argument
with the advice to leave off the use of
starched linen entirely ln rammer, and,
If possible, also ln winter, although he
admits that custom and fashion will
hardly allow starched linen to disappear entirely.
Success.���If one but opens up his
heart to the incoming of Christ he may
have some possibility of success and
quick returns.���Rev. W. B. Packard,
Congregationalism Cleveland, Ohio.
Woman.���Women should stand by
women, Instead of trampling upon
them. They should demand the same
purity of man thnt man demands of
woman.���Rev. B. de Costa, Episcopalian, New York City.
Politics.���I am In favor of more politics and more politicians If we can govern ourselves, and If we will make the
business of government our business.���
Rabbi M. J. Grles, Hebrew, Cleveland,
The Sabbath.-Jt is the duty of the
Christian Church all over the world to
use its greatest efforts In furthering a
better observance of the Sabbath day.
���Rev. J. Van Nass, Presbyterian,
Washington, D. C.
The Curse of the Age.���The great
curse of the age Is the everlasting
reaching out after something for nothing, which ls true In the mercantile
world", the political world, and the
Chrlstinn world.���Rev. H. N. Couden,
Methodist, Washington, I). C.
A Worklngman's Church.���The
church must keep the social, physical
and material wonts of the working-
man, ns well as the spiritual. I plead
for a million dollar palace of religion
In the Interest of the toiling masses.���
Rev. G. W. Mead, Presbyterian, New
York City.
Youth.���The world In all Its depart-
iments is mainly what young men hnve
made It Manhood und age have often
taught, but It is youth that makes the
disciple nnd spreads the doctrine.���Rev.
W. C. Webb, Methodist, Philadelphia,
Do Unto Others.���We expect our
friends to slave and crawl nnd grind
and drudge for us, and we do nothing
for them. The best way to keep your
friends true to you Is for you to be
true to them.���Rev. Frank DeW. Tal-
ninge, Presbyterian, Pittsburg, Pa.
The  Coming of Christ.���Christ  has
been coming and ls coming and will
continue lo come.   He is coming not ns
a mnn,  not ns a god-mon,  but as a
delfle idea, os o divine thought, as o
! living love, and as a reigning spirit.���
I Rev. Dr.  Robins,  Methodist, Atlanta,
Political Bosses.���Political bosslBtn ls
crime; It Is selfishness flowered out Into tyranny; ecclesiastical despotism Is
i blasphemy; It Is nn attempt to subordl-
! note consciences to the empire of one
conscience; it Is religious despotism;
It" destroys Individuality, which is the
glory of man and woman.���Rev. F. R.
Morse, Baptist, New York City.
Philanthropy.���We need wealth to endow our colleges, build our churches
and carry on our foreign and domestic
mission work; but If the giving of It ls
to stifle free expression of thought on
economic and Industrial questions, then
better a thousand times that It be withheld.���Rev. W. H. Cnrwordlne, Methodist, Chicago, 111.
The Life Eternal.���This mortal life Is
but a beginning of the greater existence; It Is but the dawn, the preparation for the eternity Into which we
must pass when the fetters of flesh
have loosened their bonds and tbe immortal soul realizes that stupendous
freedom known only ln the eternal life.
���Rev. J. H. Merchant, Methodist, Akron, Ohio.
Tho Open Book���Common education
has so brought people to a common level thnt they are no longer willing to accept the doctrines laid down by the
preacher, as In the times when the clergy nlouu were the learned. The Bible
Is no longer n sealed book from wlilch
precepts are to be picked by the preacher.���Rev. Alfred Kellogg, Presbyterian,
Philadelphia, Pa.
The Voice of Conscience.���If tho voice
of conscience still speaks to you, listen
and heed It; for though you may smother conscience here, though you may
gag your moral sense, though you mny
drown all serious thought until you are
Indifferent to all these things, there will
come a time when they will wake to
now life again.���Rev. C. S. ileum.
Evangelist, New York City.
Possibilities.���The possibilities of every young'man's life are almost infinite. At least, there Is no young man,
whatever his condition, who may not
be noble nnd true, who may not wear
the Image of Christ upon his soul, and
grow into a manly man, even though he
does not rise to any lofty height among
his fellows.���Rev. J. R. Miller, Presbyterian, Philadelphia, Pa.
Demonstration.���The religion of Jesus Christ is not all worship and sentiment, but ls ln practical demonstration.
| Principles of love and sympathy are
beneficent only when they rise above
theory. A desire to tie useful ls tbe
beat part of a truly noble character,
and quiet purpose In the heart Is the
essential beginning.���Rev. A. S. Yon-
taa. Episcopalian. Brooklyn. N. Y.
Furnished Rooms.
i)   Conducted by Mm.  S. 8. Warner
and MIms Case.
i)   Electric Lights, Hot and (old Baths,
Steam Heated, Newly tarnished
Throughout.   Everything First-
Class.   Corner   A   Avenue and
(.i Filth Street, Kaslo, B. C	
Central Hotel*
.Front St. Kaslo.
New  Building and  Newly   Furnished
A First-Class Bar in Connection.
Victoria House
Model  Club of West  Kootenay.   Hot
and Cold Baths; Well-Furnished
Kooras: (lood Beds; Electric Lights.
W. J. HALL, Proprietor.
A Avenue, near 5th, Kaslo, B. C.   Post-
otlice Box No. 65.
Kaslo, B. C.
.Rates $1.00 and Upwards.
ADAMS BROS., Proprietors.
Sole agents for Pabst Beer, Milwaukee,
Hotel and
Good rooms and good living.    Restaurant in charge of Oscar Monson.
Front Street,
Cafe, <&
Best eating; house in thc city.
Fourth Street,        - ��� Kaslo, B. C.
Finely Furnished Throughout; Dining Room
Service rnexcelled; Bar .Stocked With
Choice Liquors ind Cigars.
Jackson House,
First class in every respect.   Courteous treatment to all.
YMIR,   B. C.
New building and newly furnished throughout. Beat rooms In the city. First class bar ln
 .��� Proprietors.
advertising Hgenry of Alexander A Co.,
Suite K, First National Bank Bnlldlng, Bpokane, Vtash., where contracts can be made
Teamsters, Miners and Everybody!
Should know that
(Successor to Geo. Sutherland)
And Wheelwright, can do your work at
well a< the best, as quick as the quickest, and as low as the lowest.
Next to Lake View Hotel   ���   Kaslo, B. C.
"If alteration. Gnfc-lii5_n_T����TI^^
Tfiere regret Ins departure but wish him      Committee adjourned to  meet. Mon-
Yaaterday'. New Denver Ledge says. I success in hi. new field. ' day, 1st >prox.- Published Evebx Friday at
Kaslo, B. C.
Subscription $2.00 Per Annus, in Advance���Advertising Rates Made
Known on Application.
Tho news elsewhere in this issue
that Cripple Crook. Colorado, is yielding oyer $1,000,000 por month ln gold
is enough to set ono to thinking of how
many Klondikes near home, people are
apt to overlook in their sorarable to
got to the oho in the frost-bound region of tho north. "There are richer
fields just over the divide," is the
motto that has filadh a roaming vagabond of many a prospector. When
Cripple Creek's rich gold fields wore
discovered, many were saying that
Colorado's resources had petered out,
Even J.("i(lville, which has since regained its position as a great camp,
had beeu for yoars on the down grade.
It is a well known fact that many old
mining regions have never been thoroughly prospected. It is freely admitted that a comparatively new region like thc Kootenay, presents an almost limitless liold yet for profitable
prospecting. Take the story in another column���which Is not an improbable one -of the men who discovered
the froe gold rock In a tree root, floating in Kootenay lake alloc tlie great
storm of several years ago. IF that Indicates any thing, it indicates the presence of an, as yet, undiscovered gold
ledge somewhere near tlio shores of
Kootenay lake.
When this ledge shall havo been discovered and uncovered it means the
building of a new city somewhere on
Kootenay lake, or tlie expansion of an
old one like Easio into three or four
times Its present size. If this gold
aboul il havo come from Kaslo mountain or Campbell oreek, for instance, it
mean's Kaslo's development Into a
greater Rossland, If It should have
come from Crawford bay or White
(in,use mountain, it means a now city
Bonf.where near Sanca.
I; is said that, the closing number on
:' program of a 'Variety theater In
.'.,.: in'City is a farce bearing the
somewhal startling, yet appropriate
title, "Why in hell did I leave liome?!]
To many a poor fellow up north this
winter, the,grim humor of those words
is apt to be more suggestive of tragedy
I ..ui farce, The Kootenay'a virgin
, .���:.:, : Is as yet almost untouched.
Think Bovernl times beftfre  you   leave
II for a region where to one chance of
d Mt'n b
, l ill    will
cold ami
11   li
Such vital political questions as confront the popple of tho Uuitod .States
happily d" not exist in Canada. Here
no pri'i',;:toi'y wiM'elan; is being Waged
between capital and labor. There,
economic que^tlbas nun;, bo sot-
tied without tho light of experience v.. a guide. If they are
lettled in the interests of justice
and equality, the people ot Canada will
reap ihc same rich reward thai awaits
the tin toiling million.- there, sltiea
their prosperity, in a broad sense, is
likewise ours. But on the other muni.
if they are settled in the interest.; of
capital, ami the institutions uf that republic go to pieces on the rooks 61
tyranny and oppression, tho pmiplo of
Camnla will have found a way, out of
its wreck, to avoid all future danger.
In either event Canada must ueeds
profit by the. fortunate position she occupies. Without tho many uncertainties to perplex Canada which marks
the crucial stage of American progress,
hor citizens should move as a solid
phalanx toward that prosperity which
awaits an earnest, industrious, justice-
loving people. The llrst and foremost
necessity to Ki is happy coiiMiinmation is
the establishment and maintenance of
a Canadian mint.
The Federal government today is
confronted by the unseemly condition of being forced to keep as a reserve fund for the redemption of legal
tender notes the co'.ns of a foreign nation.     Canada  bids  fair  to  produce
ages, she will lose all save the actual
labor that produces it.
This question is too near the foundation of all national prosperity to be In
trusted into tho keeping of political
parties, but every loyal Canadian, irrespective of party affiliation, should
domaik! above all other reforms that a
Federal mint be maintained, not alone
for striking gold coins, but likewise foi
the minting of minor silver coins.
Already that conservative prejudice
against all things new has been overcome by the straightforward and dignified course of tlie British Columbia
News, and it is today reaping the reward of merit. The conservatism of
the people of Kaslo made us win our
spur.:, but thoy wero scarcely buckled
on ere the liberalism of her citizens made us heartily welcome. We
feel proud of out: success and of the
fact that we have been admitted into
full union with the business interest of
Kaslo. the Queen ot" tlio Luke.
At a recent meeting of tho Academic
des Sciences, Paris, MM. Haller and
Guyot prezented a paper on ''Tetram-
methyldiamide Symetrlque As Oxtui-
thranol Corrospondant." Tho News
had some notion of at least publishing
a synopsis of this very interesting paper, but the foreman warns us that as
we are nearly ready for press, the title
of the paper is all that there is loom to
All eyes are anxiously turned tO'
wards England this week, for while
she does not absolutely hold the key to
bimetallism, yet ber consent to participate in an International monetary conference will greatly Influence the situation. Tho London newspapers and
bankers as might bo expected are lighting bimetallism and urging tho government not to redeem its promises.
But they have long since ceased to reflect public opinion, either among the
people or governing officials.
The re-opening of the concentrator
and smelter plant at Pilot Bay means
great things for the Kootenay lake
country, (.'heap transportation by
barge load will help many a small ore
shipping prospect to pay the cost of its
development as it goes along. Kaslo
as well as the other lake towns will
also be benefited much by tlie new near
by pay rolls.
What does it profit Canada if she
produces more gold than the restof the
world It, owing to the non-existence of
a Federal mint.it is coined by and finds
Its way into the arteries of trade Of
oilier nations?
The spectacle of a groat nation hold-
in ��� t he coin of a foreign power as a legal reserve for the redemption of its
outstanding notes, is ludicrous in tho
extreme- If Canada had a mint she
would not find herself in this fix.
i.'r'xi. BKBviTina.
Read the News
Buy tho  "(lold
and  then  subscribe.
Medal'1 school shoe
at The (Ireieent.
Bi ma fin i diamonds In rings,earrings
e o., at. Strathern's,
A seduction ease la billed for this
afternoon's police eourt.
Dr. LaBau ot Nelson ta a guagi of
Archie Fletcher this week.
e,'|i warm-
buy your underwear of
Tue Crescent.    New stock just in.
Good furnished rooms, moderate rent,
ovei'J. 11. Wilson's store,ii)ir,J\itslo hotel,
Sewing machines, The leading
makee sold by ft, Btrathern The Jow-
I). Wilson ni Victoria, provincial
school Inspector was iu town this
I'.. W. Talbottof Spokane, Lb lo town
on business connected with tho Gibson
II. Mortimer Lamb tit the Mining
Record, Victoria, passed through Kaslo this week.
Prospectors, call at J, B. Wilson's
and get your supplies. You will find
everything needed for prospecting.
V. W. Peters of Nelson, prominontly
connected with tlio C. P. R.. accompanied by his secretary, H. L. Ailing-
ham was at the Kaslo, Tuesday.
V.. Farcer, formerly of the Toronto
Globe, and Mrs. Farrer, were at the
Kaslo this week. Geo. H. Ham of
Montreal, also a newspaper correspondent, accompanied them.
Mis. Lambergor of the Windsor hotel, New Denver, who bus boon away
to Germany for four months to visit
her parents, passed through Kaslo on
hor return last Friday.
Thc Johnson���Sraily recital, Saturday eveningat tho Presbyterian church
was largely attended uml appreciated
by all, The church management is t,>
bo congratulated on its sitcmwa in the
. ; above undertaking, and irutny wishes
more gold in the next, ten years ti.'-n i tt,.0 0xph��9ed that other ontertuin-
i iie Putted Sfiitos, yd, instead of reap. |'ments of liko order may be seeurod
Ing the reward uf ii,:- u itui'iil advent- during tho winter mouth.,
Lace curtains can be done up nicely
only at the Steam Laundry.
Strathern tho jeweler has in a new
lot of clocks.    Prices right.
Deputy Timber Inspector J. It. Martin of Nelson was in town Friday.
New olTeets in rough tweeds and
fancy brocades just in at Tho Crescent.
Get your woolen goods washed at tho
Steam Laundry. We guarantee not to
shrink them.
J.C. Bolanderof New Denver, locator of the Gaiena Farm, was at the Kaslo Friday with Mrs. Bolander.
An article from the pen of our valued
contributor, R. H. Kemp is unavoidably laid over until next issue.
Your soiled suit or your stained dress
can bo cleaned without damaging the
material, at tho steam laundry.
That Kangaroo calf mountaineer
boot is the favorite among mining men.
You can see them at tlie Crescent.
Laurence, son of Edward Cody, who
has been ill for several weeks, is improving and expects to be about soon.
J. R, Bradly of the new Hydro Smelter, Seattle, was in town purchasing ore
recently with which to blow in the
The immense trade iu blankets,
sheeting, table linon and toweling convinces Tho Crescent that thoir goods
and prices are right.
The Victoria house has furnished
rooms from i?R per month up, with hot
or cold baths free to guests. A avenue
near Fifth street, Kaslo B. C.
R, A. Alexander, superintendent of
the Hastings Mill of the B. C. Mills,
Lumber & Trading Co., Vancouver,
was at the Kaslo Sunday and went up
the road to Sandon later.
A farewell reception was tendered
itev. .fames Nairn at the Presbyterian
churoh last Tuesday evening, prior to
his departure for Montreal to take a
further theological course.
.). Turner is building an eight room
hard finished two story dwolling for
Mrs. Hughes, on Water street. The
cost will be about $Wl and the building will be completed about November lo.
The next best thing to knowing it all
is to have a never failing source of information right at hand, such us the
British Columbia News. Subscribe for
it. ft is the leading newspaper of the
Kootenay Lake District.
I'or elegantly furnished rooms, with
or without board, apply to Mrs. Mc-
Ken/.ie at tiie cottage, n, w. cor. of 3rd
street and A avenue. Pino private
dining room attached, with best of
board ai reasonable rates.
.1. B. Honniger, the blacksmith has
been a sufferer from blood poisoning in
his right hand this week, through the
effects of accidentally driving a rusty
nail Into it. It. is vapidly improving
now inu'icv the skillful treatment of Dr.
W. .1. Twiss has recently been appointed district agent for the Oceau
Accident and Guarantee Corporation,
Ltd.. of London, England. The appointment, came from Robt. Ward &
Co., Ltd., of Vancouver and Victoria,
general agents for British Columbia..
This company insures against sickness
or accident and is the oldest of its kind
in the world.
SaleofNc-WH Stand.
. W. I. Saunders has purchased the
uews stand of George Borchers, former
captain of tho Kaslo baseball team.
Mr. and Mrs. Borchers have removed
to Portland, Ore,
Football Game postponed.
Owing to the early date desired by
tho Nelson fo, tball team, for ihe proposed contort, viz. October 18, which
gave the Kaslo boys too little time to
practice,the game has been indefinitely
postponed. It is whispered that the Nelson team forced Ihe early ditto, hoping
and expecting this issue of the affair,
aud that they are uow heaving great
sighs of relief that they aro not required to buck the Kaslo giants on the
Following U ths llsl ol letters remaining unrolled for iii Ihe Casio 1'ostnllleo since tlie last
list published over ilate ot Oct. 6, IK'JT
Ashton, Leo
Huston, Walter
Miller, Anthony L
SlooiMn, .linn,:h .\.
Mi'Dntiiiiil, 11.
Norther, I., ll.
Nichols, Joule
(,'lliire, I.ottle
I'iimon A: MeKiiy
reunion & Cameron
K'durson, Joseph
railing, John
qutiiii, If, P.
It ,oin��,,ii, J. H,
llvau, M.J
Springer, Win.
Tripp, 11. B.
wostarborg, John
Young, Fred K
Donald, Angus
Hamilton, Wm. R.
Morgan, 11. o.
McPoiiHlti, chas.
MiOrath, Win.
Nllson. sehu.s
lis, Uotlred
I'litt'-rann, Panel
Parson, Arthur
I'm,-hi I. Illicit
PlStts. ,1    II.
Parker, Hosese
Koherlson, I. 0,
Rafferty, .1. J.
swansnii, F.
Smith, Phelii,
Winters,.I. M.
Wester, Matt
K. \l. OUEEN, Postmaster.
Kaslo, It. ('..(let. 13, 18117.
Fruit and Confectionery
Of frostiest quality may bo found at
Chisholni's Cash Grocery otr Frout
Htroot, Kaslo. Call and examine and
This Ih Self Evident.
No plan of conducting a successful
business Is complete unless it includes
a wise and liberal use of printer's ink
in Ihe form of advertising.
it pays to have your   books   In  good
shape.     Consult  P.   W.   Pettit,   ten
years experience.        ��� y ,
Dainty and Fresh
Are the supplies of Jas. Chisholm, the
Cash Grocer op Front street, Kaslo.
See his stock and you will not order
Ar sbt-ArjAr Ar. Ar AtjAi AtjAr.AiL.At Ar Ar.A
"The Cup that Cheers but not Inebriates.
���'.' Ar Ar^At_Ar. Ar sfcjM
Has It in Quantities to Suit!
5 Ainsworth.      Kaslo.      Sandon. I
jj-_           i-
What an Elegant Furniture and Crockery Store," said the Eastern visitor as he
B5S1 passed, SElfLS Sumptuous Show Windows.
>2^\       "Yes; SEHL has the Handsomest Estab-
%|j Tisliment in Kootenay,"replied, his companion. [||
#itl lor Kaslo! m
Prices are
H      All Right too!     ll
p And the FURNITURE is suitable for the |��|f
p��?*$ Mansion, the Cottage, or the Cabin.
JC IP* fc-I I        KAbLO.     maxi
Sr IS 1        SANDON. &$$
���   *->*-* I **-**) NELSON,  m
RATES $2.50 TO $4.00 PER DAY.
St. Pancras Inn
Dan Shaw, Manager. $       KASLO, B. C.   ;
First-Class in Every Department.    Large. Airy Rooms.
Baths,   Kloetrie   Lights. Table Unsurpassed.
Service Up to Date;       ��� Bar Splendidly Stocked.
Commercial Traveler's Sample Rooms
Butte Hotel |
^Restaurant "
Meals at all hours botwoon 5 a. m. and I) p.  in.   Short Ord-      ���!,
ers a Specialty. Business Men's Lunch from 11:110 a. in. to 7:80p.p..      '"'
D. A. CAIUt, formerly of Columbia  Hotel Restaurant, south side
HVont St., bet. ,'lrd and 4th, opposlto Steamer Landings, Kaslo, B.C.
1     See
S  F,E'
& CO.
I Stoves, Graniteware, Tinware, Plumbing, Ek|
Clean, Homelike and Comfortable. Barbershop and BathB in Connection.
Free Edison Phonograph. Concert
every evening1.
I ^-*�� Jeweler and Optician.
jRecoave., Sandon, B. C.
Miss W. M. Wilson, Music Teacher.
j Only Optlcttin In Koot.nay.
At MIm Llndffreen's, Front at,, Kulo. j EYES TESTED FREE.
We Have
[��� Now od  hand a complete
line of Typewriter paper,
Carbon sheets and Typewriter ribbons;.
We Have
Also a lino of two, three,
four and six column Journals and < lash books.
Our New Stoek
Of Stationery, Office Supplies and Sundries will he
in, inside of a woek.
Lamont & Young,
Books, Stationery, Wall Paper.
Kaslo, B. C.
Bapt. Field on the Hack Before the Btook-
.   holdera in Spokane.
There was a hot time in tbe office of
the Wonderful Group Mining Co.,Monday says the Spokesman Review, the
occasion boing an adjourned session of
tbe annual meeting of the stockholders.
A short time ago the annual meeting
was held and as the company found
itself confronted with an empty treasury, it wns decided to appoint an auditing committee to discover what had
been done with the cash. This committee consisted of J, F. Plggot, Chas.
II. Brown and Lane 0. Gilliam. That
its report would bo to some extent sensational has been understood for somo
time anil the result wan fully up to the
There was a quorum present, but the
officers ofthe company sought t-j secure
adjournment till a later date. The
small stockholders wouldn't have it,
that way, however, and on a viva voce
vote the motion to adjourn failed.
The auditing committee made a
lengthy report showing among the receipts $9,!)5() from the sale of treasury
stock, and $39,118.09 netted from the
ore sales, Among the disbursement
were over. $33,000 for expenses of mining, development! etc., and $4,971.11
tor ollice expenses and fixtures in Bpokane, and one Item of $6,008,32 entitled
"paid B, .1. Field for the mine," which
latter was reported upon unfavorably
by the committee as they were at a loss
to understand it. It was the understanding that the company owned the
three Dloittis comprised in the group
and no stockholder present was able to
explain tho item. Mr. Field being
asked to explain said it was a matter
that occurred prior to the annual
meeting of the stookholde i In 1896 and
having oeen ratified at that meeting
could not be properly brought up again,
The objectors claimed the right to discuss the affairs of tho company at any
The auditing committee also refused
t.i approve $035 of the $2,993.<W
(���barged to general expense account,
this being the amount charged as traveling expenses by the officers of the
company. Manager Field bad charged
$.*>9por trip for three itiund trips from
Sandon to Spokane, $10 for three round
trips to New Denver, $20 for a trip to
Nelson and $15 for a trip to ICaslo.
Secretary Bell had chai ged $100 each
for two trips to il'c mine, and $50 and
876 for two others. Oth or officers had
made similar charges. The bills were
all for lump sums, none of them being
itemized. The committee ol aimed
that as the faro from Sandon to Spokane for round trip is S23.80 the charge
of $100 for the trip must have been excessive. It was also urged that the
manager should have passes, as they
arc always furnished to tbo officers of
shipping mines. Mr. Field admitted that he had traveled on passes part
of the time.
The workithat had been on tho min,,
was fully discussed, and Manager Field
produced maps and drawings illustrating the work he had superintended,
By this showing tho development work
on tho property has failed thus fur to
discover any ledge of ore although the
character of the rock Indicates the
probablo proximity of an ore body.
Mr' Field stated that ho was at a loss
as to how to proceed, till bis efforts to
llnd tho vein having proved futile. At
any rate, he stated that it was im-
|K)ssible to proceed further ut this time
as, the company had no cash.
Captain 1C. If. Tomlinson of Sandon
questioned Mr. Field closely an to his
knowledge of mines and bis methods of
mining, and kept tho manager uncomfortable most of the evening by his
sharp queries. Having gained as
much knowledge of tho situation ai
possible, Captain Tomlinson said that
the eompany must either admit that it
owned a barren mine or undertake to
raise money for the purpose of demon
strating its worth. It was finally de-
cidod to appoint a committee to consider the advisability of securing the services of a competent person to examine
the mine and report its condition and
prospects, the examination to bo made
with or without the aid of Manager
Field, as the commute may determine
This committee was instructed to report Monday evening October 25, to
which date the meeting then, adjourned.
Points on ''Paniilnd" Gold.
A prominent and reliable authority
gives the following information on
"panning"' for gold:
"In ordinary 'panning' there is little
chance of mistaking gold, both by its
yellow color and by its separating itself from all other matter through its
Bpeolflo gravity. If a prospector wants
to get the 'colors' ho generally winnows down the matter in the pan until
thoro is a. toasponful, or much less;
then by moving tho pan to and fro he
will show the yellow gold appearing at
one end of tho teaspoonful of matter,
like a gilt edging, commonly very distinct on account of its color. The other
matter may be composed, especially if
there aro stamp mills upstream, of iron
pyrites. The gold, however, will bo
distinct from this by its richer color,
and also readily separate from it by its
gravity. Pyrites will appear of a duller, more tin-like or brass-like, or even
greenish color, than gold. The other
common residual matter is so-called
'black sand', usually composed of magnetic iron. This will not amalgamate
under any circumstances. Platinum,
in grains,sometimes occurs with placer
ifold, and will amalgamate. You can
separate the 'black sand' by picking it
off with a magnet. Brown or yellow
oxidized mica, from its light speoific
gravity, quickly separates from the
tho gold and is winnowed off at an early stage of the process. Bron/.o mica
docs not cary any appreciable amount
of gold. Gold sometimes occurs in
leafy, chaff-like forms in a placor, and
will float on the surface of water, and
it is difficult to keep it from washing
away when panning. Of course these
will amalgamate.
Honesty the Best Polley.
Honesty in selling advertising space
is more than merely carrying out the
conditions of a contract. Honesty, as
wo look at it, moans to put all the
forces and energy of a newspaper behind every advertisement which appears in its columns. It means the employment of time and attention on the
part of the publisher to prepare advertisements tor his patrons that aro cor-
tain to bo seen and so honest and emphatic as to be believed. It means, on
the part of the advertiser, the buying
of space in mi .Hums that are selected
for their known quality and worth-
not foi- any reason of favoritism or
liking. There is no brag or bluster
about this talk.    It is fact.
Furniture CLuirance Sale.
1). McArthur & Co. havo decided to
close out their Kaslo store and will
hereafter transact thoir Slocan trade
from the head house at Nelson. Tbe
firm conclude that it "would pay bettor
to sell out at cost than to ship
back to Nelson and will consequently push sales here as long as tho
Btook lasts. Th's is a lirst class chance
for bargains In furniture.
'i!i.' Crow's Host Railway u <<o��<l Thing.
Dr. Landorkin, M. P. for East Gray,
.who has been spending about two
months Ln tho west, loft for home on
Wednesday, says tho Winnipeg Tribune. Ho wont outdo tbo coast and inspected the Kootenay country, and returning, spent three weeks in Manitoba. This is Dr. Landerkin's lirst visit
l.o the west and while he came expecting great things his expectations wore
more than realized. He was struck
with tho great resources of British Columbia in timber, minerals und fish,
and Manitoba's great resources as a
[arming and ranching country. Dr.
Landerkln said it was a pleasing fact
to note that thero was no opposition
between these two great sections of
country, as their products were entirely dissimilar and both wanted what the
other produced. He looks to see tbe
trade between Manitoba and British
Columbia steadily increase, and in this
connection thinks the Crow's Nest road
was a vital necessity. It not only opens
up a great mining country but it provides a way in which Canadian produce can get into tho mines to compete
with supplies from the States. The decision lo build the Crow's Nest Pass
inilway was a wise one, and It could
not be completed too 60011. "
Advertising ii nn ivMii't Science,
The British Columbia News grasps
the problem of newspaper advertising
as a skilled olectriclan grasps a live
wire. Advertising, however, unlike
electricity, is a certain known force,
working in a certain known manner.
I,ike electricity, if properly handled,
itsoffocts are marvelous; trilled or ex-
purimontod with by inexperienced persons, it is always expensive and often
dangerous. The whole secret of success iu business is in knowing how to
properly employ this potent force���advertising. If you want to be Its master
and Dot its victim; if you want to get
all of the benefit and hone of tho disaster, possible from the wonderful power of advertising, use the columns of
tho British Columbia News.
Soiil-B Furniture and Undertaking; Store.
Just received direct from tho manufacturers a carload of low priced furniture, carpets, etc., suitable for hotels;
also, a full lino of Undertaker's Supplies. Mr. .I. May, who has had considerable experience in Chicago as a
funeral director, will have charge of
this department. J. J. SEHL,
Kaslo, B. C.
���k'.'i, ms For Sale.
Twelve head  of ^o9d  work horses,
with harness, wagons and   sleds,   Inquire at this ollice.
New Occidental Hotel.
Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Hall, recently
from Tacoma, having leased tho greater poifion of the new Keenan block
above the postofflce on Front street,
also a number of rooms opposite, expect to open it early next week under
tho name of the Occidental hotel. The
rooms aro not only new but are fitted
up with new furniture of tho best style.
There are eighteen guest chambers.
The building is fitted with the usual
modot'n conveniences, including electric lights, baths, etc. The table is to
receive special attention and will
doubtless attract a largo number of
high class boarders. Mr. Hall will
have further anounceuionts to make
next week.
Not a mooted Question.
How to be where you aro not���how
to be as effectively and earnestly at
work all tho timo in a hundred other
places as in your own establishment,
interesting people in your goods and
showing them the advantage of dealing
with you; how, in fact, to do a big successful business is the science and art
of advertising. An attractive ad goes
right to the spot. That is tho kind we
CottagcR For Bent Or Sale.
Turner & Brydon, Builders on Front
street, have hard finished cottages,
or unfiirnishodroenis,centi'ally located,
for rent or sale. They will also build
to order. See them at their office in tho
News build-ing, Front St., Kaslo, B. C.
See the Pioneer Grocer
And general merchant, .1. B. Wilson,
tor anything you need in the housekeeping line. His stock is complete and
first class. A fine lino of crockery and
glassware is also carried. Pt-ont street,
opposite the Kaslo Hotel.
True n* the Needle to the Pole
Is tho success of judicious advertising. It is not so much a question
whether to advertise Or not, but how.
Many business men are conscious of
the fact that in spite of merit, their
goods ore not fully pushed to tho front
of the consuming masses. They know
that something should he done in tho
way of advertising, but have not the
time to devote to the writing of advertisements that pay. To those who have
not tho time, we say, give, us a trial.
We are always delighted to bo of assistance to our patrons. We can fix up
an ad for you that will pay.
To Home Makers.
Kaslo will be a city of homes. Homes
need furniture. Owens & Stevenson,
leading furniture dealers, corner 5th
and Front streets, Kaslo. can save you
money on all kinds of house furnishings, "it will pay you hotter to buy of
them than to ship in your old furniture.
This is also true as to people living in
neighboring towns. Call and inspect
our large, choice and varied stock before making other arrangements.
How lo Advertise.
The profitable placing of advertising
consists first in preparing good copy���
copy that says what ought to be said in
a convincing way. Second, in setting
the matter in such type as will catch
tho eye and embellishing it in a manner that will tell the story at a casual
glance. Third, in the selection of papers that reach the largest number of
tho right sort of people and sell advertising spaeo at a reasonable rate. To
secure these points for the advertiser
tho British Columbia Xews devotes its
entire energies.
lt,'M,M   -   !
That's what every advertiser is after.
How they aro obtained best is the next
thing. We will tell you: By advertising in mediums that are welcomed
by and command the esteem of their
readers, by preparing ads that are ads,
and having them composed by artistic
printers,���not thrown together with a
scoop shovel. That is the way to obtain results.
li,,\er,in,,'in Lot sale at Nelaon.
The government sale of lots by C. A.
Waterman & Co., auctioneers, Thursday attracted a large crowd and $20,3(11
worth of property changed hands. The
Improvements amounted In till to W>,-
770. Ono hundred and fifty lots wore
sold at prices averaging $130 each.
Light for Advcrtlncni.
A man who gropes about In tho dark
is very uncertain of attaining his object���so ls tho advertiser who attempts
to place his wares before the public in
tho dark. He can, however, omerge
from darkness and uncertainty Into
light and security by the aid of the
British Columbia News, which is a wel-
como visitor once eacn week to four-
fifths of tho best homes of Kaslo. By
its reliability it has established itself
in the full confidence of its many readers and stands today without a peer as
a valuable advertising medium in the
field it occupies.
The Way to Supply Your Wants,
Business men who want moro busi
ness should advertise In the British Columbia News. It will put them in
touch with the best people In Kaslo
and surrounding country. It is in fact
as well as in namo the best advertising
medium in its field.
rHold the Mirror |
Up to Nature! 1
*���__ =h_=f^      __;    ___ '  ��
When you stand before the looking-glass,  doesn't some  Inner       ^i
voice whisper to you to go and see
McP'hail, the Tailor, *
And make yourself feel like a man, again?   Thero  is where tho
finest and host of suits are made to order for very  little money.
Or, a large and fashionable stock of ready made fall and   winter
clothing altered to fit, for even less.
Merchant Tailoring and   Gents'
Furnishings, corner Front  and
*    Fifth streets, Kaslo, B. C.
;m-m^ 3$H$H$Hk ��-$-&$&&&%&&&*>>"�����&*.
"Man wants but little here below,''wrote the Poet,
���*  *  But He Lived in a Less Complex A^e!
Man now wants much and wants the best!
And he Can Get It at.
i   Green Bros.
The Old Reliable Firm.
Bo you want Fresh Groceries?,
Do you want tho Finest Boots and Shoos?
Do you want any variety of Miner's Supplies?
Do you want Unequalled Beady - Made Clothing?
Do you want Mackinaws or Lumberman's Rubbers?
Do you want anything to bo found iu a first-class Store?
Green Brothers
^a^ Will Supply it Promptly, Courteously and at a Fair Liv-
vV.'        Ing Price, from tho Old Stand, Cor. of A ave. and 3rd st.
^'Branch Store at Cody.
Going- to the Klondil
Not Much !    Kootenay
Good Enough i
as long as  .
nish me so
ith FOOT-
the Slocan
my mules
r    Livingston has everything in the leather Hue;
ys^"   Boots, Shoes, Harness and Saddles.  Give him a call,
or drop him a line at KASLO. BRITISH COLUMBIA.
Largest and
. . The	
BestEqnipped     ,
Lumbering      (   Kootenay Lake
Saw Mill.
In the
Interior of
0 0 0 0 0
Now Running in All Departments.
Lumber Bough, Sized. Dressed, Matched: Shingles, Laths. Doors, Wiu-
dows, Mouldings, Brackets, Turned Work, (.less, etc.. etc.
j On hand and to Order.   Agents in Nelson and Sandon. g
To the Wife-
When your man comes home from his work, as
black as the machinery he has been working
around and with his hands sore and tender, meet
him at the door with a Cake of the Master
Meehanic's Extraordinary Soap, and you
will MAKE HIM HAPPY, as he can clean
himself with it better and more satis fan 'orily
than with any other soap. Its healing m ftue
will be realized as soon as he uses it. For sal 'e by
E. F.STEPHENSON, Druggist, Front st., Ka. lo
Mimtmt��timii*mt*iH4tt+**tm4+***m*i4vn *
j Slocan Cigar Factory, j H��^0Ap^sRa s"
'*# UNION MADE GOODS I   i kaslo, b- c. -f
Momii<��n��Miiomomm<��oo��><>i>����fwinn<i(i>iiiiiiiMi iiiimiiummV*
aan-ne nra mm Kvpwrtmi CTAKi.,1,
I _ romostuia on Cariboo creek. ,   Yesterday's New DonverLedge says. IsuccesB in his new Held.
hero regret his departure but wish him
Committee adjourned to  meet, Monday, 1st ,prox." ^���
Methods Employed on the Railroads,
In thc Elevators and at the Harbors
-America May Export 200,0011,000
Bushels During This Grain Year.
Handling a Wheat Crop.
The world's eye Is upon the United
States, looking for its wheat supply,
aud tliere Is every Indication that we
will have wheat enough to sell to make
us all feel rich and happy. Late in
August and ln September the heavy
movement begins, and thereafter the
grain goes to Kurope In a constant
stream, amounting tn ordinary years
to about 85,000,000 bushels, and it has
run up to 132,859,331) bushels during
this period. It would not surprise any
of the more experienced wheat operators if the United States were called
upou this year to supply the world
something like 200,000,000 bushels of
wheat. At 80 cents a bushel this would
bring Into the country $100,0000,000 ln
gold or its equivalent. Such euormous
sums, however, are not earned without
an enormous amount of labor. Part of
this is that of the farmer, but another
part, and oue that forms a large share
of the total cost to the consumer, Is
that of transportation.
The   wheat  fields of Europe fall so
The biggest elevators are those at
Chicago aud Buffalo, and the greatest
of all grain routes is that over the
great lakes to Buffalo. From Buffalo
half a dozen trunk line rnlloads carry
the crop to the sea. In adltlon to New
York wheat ls shipped from Boston,
Philadelphia, Baltimore, Newport
News, Norfolk, New Orleans and
Galveston. At each port are elevators
in which the grain Is received, graded,
stored, and finally passed out to the
ships which take It across the ocean.
Wheat is shipped In only one kind of
car���the box car���for It must not be
exposed to the weather. The standard
size holds 1,000 bushels or 60,000
pounds. A few cars are made which
hold 80,000 pounds. Regular grain
cars have an Inside door of light planking, which is hung on hinges that slide
down rods set In the car, one on each
side of the doorway. When this door
ls not In use it is raised to the ceiling,
where It lies flat and Is hooked fast.
When the car is to be loaded It is run
nlongslde a grain bin and a telescopic
chute ls lowered Into one doorway.
The grain doors are closed, a valve ls
opened and the grain pours Into the
car until It ls two-thirds full, the regular load. The railroad contracts to
bring the grain from Chicago and deliver It alongside a vessel anywhere
In New York harbor for 20 cents a
bushel. The car ls run Into the elevator structure there on the ground
floor. A man with a crowbar pries up
the grain door and the wheat comes
rushing out nnd falls into a pit beside
It Into the ship's hold. If there is a
discrepancy between the railroad
-weights and the floating eleVator
weights, the railroad pays ln cash for
what ls short or collects in cash for
what Is over. A loss of more than two
bushels to a thousand would, however,
require an explanation.
Woman and tho Camera.
Miss Frances Benjamin Johnston,
the photographic artist, writes, In the
Ladies' Home Journal, on "What a
Woman Can Do With a Camera," telling the requisites for artistic and financial success In the pusults of photography as a profession. "It is a profession," she strongly contends, "that
should appeal particularly to women,
and In It there are great opportunities
for a good-paying business���but only
under very well-defined conditions.
The prime requisites���as summed up ln
my mind after long -experience and
thought���are these: The woman who
makes photography profitable must
have, as to personal qualities, good
common sense, unlimited patience to
carry her through endless failures,
equally unlimited tact, good taste, a
quick eye, a talent for detail, and a
genius for hard work. In addition, she
needs training, experience, some capital, and a field to exploit. This may
seem, at first glance, an appalling list,
but It Is Incomplete rather than exaggerated; although to an energetic, ambitious woman, with even ordinary opportunities, success Is,always possible,
and hard, intelligent nnd conscientious
Kaslo & Slocan Ry.
Trains  Run
on Pacific Standard Time.
doing West.
Dally.               Going East
 Kaslo Arv. 8:80 p. in
8:00 a. m. Lv.
8:3fi a. m. I.v.
.. .South Fork Arv. 8:18 p. m
9:.% a. m. I.v.
 Sproule's Arv. 2:lfl j>, m
9:51 a. m. I.v.
.Whitewater Arv. 2:00 p, in
10:03 a. m. Lv.
.. .Bear lAke Arv. 1:48 p. in
10:18 a.m. Lv.
. ...McGulgan Arv. 1:88 p. in
10:38 a. m. Lv..
.Cody Junction.. .Arv. 1:12 p. m
10:00 a. m. Ar.
...Sandon Lv.   1:00 p. in
11:00 a. m. Lv.
11:20 a. in. Ar.
 Cody I.v. 11:2.1 a. in
ROBT, 1UVINO,                       Superintendent
o. r. &. p
Navigation and Trading {Co., Ltd.
Steamers "International" and "Alberta on
Kootenay Lake and lllvcr.
The Cheapest,  most Comfortable   and
direct route from Kaslo
All  points in Canada and the United
The only line running through Tourist cars to Toronto, Montreal and Boston. Through Tourist cars to St. Paul
Magnificent Sleepers and Dining Cars on All Trains.
Travel  by this line and have your baggage checked through to destination.
....TIMK CARD....
In effect 1st of October, 18(1". Subject to
change without notice.
Five Mile Point connection with all Passenger Trains of N. ���_ F, S. Hallroad to and from
Northport, Kossland and Spokane. Tickets
sold and baggage checked Ir, all United States
I,eave Kaslo for Nelson and way points, daily
except Sunday, 5:40a.m. Arrive Northport 12:15
p. in.:   Rossland, 3:40 p. in., Spokane, C,:O0 p. m.
Leave Nelson for Kuslo and way points, dally
except Sunday, 4:45 p.m. Leaving Spokane 8 a.
m.; Rossland, 10:30 a. in., Northport, l:50.p. m.
Leave Nelson for Kaslo, etc., Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday. .8:30 am
Arrive Kaslo 12:30 pm
Leave Kaslo for Nelson, etc., Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday.. .4:00 pm
Arrive Nelson 9:00 pin
���Leave Kaslo Saturday 4:011 pm
Arrive Boundary Sunday 12:00 am
Arrive llonner's Ferry Sunday 11:80am
I.eave llonner's Ferry Sunday 1:00 pm
Arrive Boundary Sunday 5:00 pm
Arrive Kaslo Sunday 10:00pm
Close connections  at   llonner's  l-erry with i
Great   Northern   trains,   enst-bouml,   leaving
Spokane 7:40a. ni., and west-bound, arriving
Spokane 7 p. in.
General Manager,
Kaslo, II. t'., October 1,1897.
Daily connection from Kaslo every day
excepting Monday, at (1:30 a. m.
For full  information call on or address
Freight and I'ass. agent, Kaslo, B. C.
���or to���
Traveling Pass, agent, Nelson, B. C.
District Pass, agent, Vancouver.
Spokane Falls & Northern
Nelson & Fort Sheppard
Red Mountain R'ys.
The only all rail route without
change of cars between Nelson and
Rossland and Spokane and Rossland. .#*  jl
Shortest and quickest route to the Cieur
d'Alene mines, Palouse, Lewlston, Walla Walla,
linker city mines, Portland, San Francisco,
Cripple Creek gold mines and all points East
and South. Only line East via Salt Lake and
and Denver Steamer tickets to Kurope and
other foreign countries.
p. in.
Spokane Time Schedule.
Fast Mail���Walla Walla, Port
land. San Francisco, liaker
City and the East.
a. in.
Local Mail���Crcur d'Alenes,! (1:45
Fariningtiin, Garlield, (oliax, a in.
Pullman and Moscow. I Dally
tar short of feeding the people about
them that hundreds of millions of
bushels are drawn from sources thousands of miles distant. The three
great wheat fields for this supply are
our own, those of southern Bussla,
and the newly developed ones of the
Argentine Republic. The total exports
from these three countries last yenr
were 270,000,000 bushels. In our great
export years of 1802 and 1893 we had
crops to draw upon of 085,000,000
bushels grown ln 1801 and 580,000,000
bushels grown ln 1892. Last y���ar our
crop was 470,000,000 bushels, and this
year It is believed to amount to 575,-
000,000 bushels.
From the moment this crop leaves
the hands of the farmers It ls the subject of the operations of a set of clever
men, whose calculations are made
upon such an accurate basis that the
manner In which It shall reach the seaboard and the ports from which It
���ball be shipped would be determined
by a difference of 1-lfl of a cent a
bushel. As a result the method of
gathering and forwarding the grain
has been reduced to a science, and
the cost has been brought to the lowest
possible figure. Preparations for buying the grain are begun months before
it ls cut. Kvery buyer knows not only
the exnet acreage planted In the section of country where he operates, but
also the entire acreage It would be possible to plant there. From week to
week, as the crop matures, he gets telegraphic reports of Its condition, and
when It ls ready to sell be Is informed
to the hour.
Formerly the operators were often
hampered for cars in which to receive
the grain, and this Is so ln some locall-
. ties yet, but within a few years there
nave sprung up thousands of small elevators thickly dotting every feeder, as
well as the main railroad lines ln the
grain regions. Borne of these are mere
roadside bins, where the farmer may
drive up upon an incline and shovel
bis load out, but many of them have
a oapacity of 30,000 to 40,000 bushels
and have an endless belt elevator, bins
for different qualities of grain, and big
hopper scales for weighing it It la
chiefly from these wayside storehouses
that the grain finds its way into the
enormous elevators at Chicago, Duluth, Superior, St. Paul, Buffalo and
other railroad centers on the way to
tiie seaboard, ea.it or south.
the car. There are Iron gratings over
the pit to keep out coarse objects and
for the workmen to walk upon. Down
at the bottom of the pit ls the open eud
of an Iron shaft, inside of which works
an endless belt faced with steel cups
set a foot apart. When the belt starts
the grain ls canght up ln the cups and
delivered ln an almost unbroken
stream at the top of the building,
where the cups tip over as they start
to return. In half an hour a car Is unloaded and the last vestiges of grain
are swept out and another car takes Its
place. All over the elevator floor are
other cars unloading.
No wheat ls loaded directly from the
elevators Into ships at harbor, but goes
to them ln barges. Beside the elevator
lie tiers of vessels, built like canal
boats. From the scales the grain
comes pouring down 100 feet or more
through chutes which end with steel
telescopic pipes a foot ln diameter.
There nre two or three of the chutes,
and two pipes to a chute, and the pipes
are pouring the grain Into the bold of
the barge nt every hatchway. If a
man were to hold his arm under one
of those streams of grain It would be
cut off as with a .saw. In each hatchway of the barges ls a man witb his
mouth aud nose protected by muslin
to keep the dust out. He is armed
with a big wooden butter bowl, mounted on a handle. You think at first
that he Is going to shovel tbe wheat
With this, but he knows a better trick.
He places the butter bowl under the
stream of wheat, and this stream,
turned by the smooth rounded Inside
of the bowl, shoots off to one side Just
as a stream of water would, and the
trimmer, by turning the bowl from
time to time, sends the wheat wherever he wants it. A barge holds about
8,000 bushels. In an hour or less this
is loaded* and then a tug takes her off
to the ship.
A floating elevator lies alongside tho
latter. The barge ties up beside the
floating elevator, a leg of an endless
belt ls thrust down into her hatchway
and a dozen men shovel tbe grain up
to the elevator to keep it supplied. In
about an hour and a half the barge ls
emptied. The elevator does not deliver the wheat direct to tbe ship.
Midway Is another set of weighing
hoppers, and it passes through these
and is weighed before a second elevator carries It to a chute wblcb sends
work seldom falls to develop small beginnings into large results.
"Good work should command good
prices, and the wise woman will place
a paying value upon her best efforts.
It ls a mistaken business policy to try
and build up trade by doing something
badly cheaper than somebody else. As
to your personal attitude, be businesslike ln all your methods; cultivate tact,
an affable manner, and an unfailing
courtesy. It costs nothing but a little self-control and determination to
be patient and good-natured under
most circumstances. A pleasant, obliging and business-like bearing will
often prove the most Important part of
a clever woman's capital."
Speed in Walking.
"There's no end of persons," said a
man who walks a great deal himself,
"who think they could walk four miles
an hour, and very likely they could,
but they would have to move along
very briskly to do It. As a matter of
fact, very few Indeed do walk four
miles an hour; three miles Is a very
fair gait, and when one exceeds that
he Is beginning to walk fast. If my
recollection serves the old common time
lu the army carried a man two and
live-eighths miles an hour. The distances which the soldier covers In an
hour have now Increased somewhat by
slightly Increasing the length of his
steps, but my Impression Is that the
common time remains under three
miles an hour. Certainly three miles
would be good, fair walking, and fully
up to man's average speed."���New
York Evening Sun.
Leiive 8:10am..
Leave 10:011 am.
Leave 8:00 am..
Arrive B:00pm
.Arrive :i:40 pm
Arrive ii:40 pui
Passengers for Kettle river and
Boundary creek connect at
Marcus with Stage Daily.
.   J. P. BEELER. Proprietor.
Best Bar in Kaslo.
Finest of everything to drink and
(j (*g(l (j Barber Shop,
. HaLL bbop., kaislo, b. c.
BP^New Nickel Tubs.   Tickets good
for three baths, $1.
An Indian Actress.
An Indian girl is playing Puck in
Marie Waluwrlght s production of "A
Midsummer Night's Dream." Her name
ls Olllc Heath, and she was born and
raised among the Gheroke tribe. Sus-
sequently she attended a seminary and
there gained ber first knowledge of
stage art.
Morphine Habit in France.
The injection of morphine is a habit
that is, unfortunately, on tbe Increase
in France, especially among tbe middle classes. On statistics furnished by
tbe pharmacists It ls estimated that
there are ln Paris at least 00,000 vlc-
tlcs of tbe morphine habit, tbe majw
ity of whom are women.
Keenan & Robinson,
Blacksmiths and
Woodworkers. .
Horseshoeing a Specialty.
Outside orders receive prompt attention.
Shop on Water street, west of 6th
street, Kaslo, B. C.
For through tii'kets and lurlher information
apply to jas. iv aicii,
Agent International Navigation and Trading
Conipany, Kaslo. or at O. R. & N. Company's
oltlee, 4 30 Riverside avenue, Spokane, Wash.
Ueneral Agent.
0 Kast Columbia avenue, Rossland, B.C.,
Traveling Freight and Passenger Agent.
Ueneral Passenger Agent, Portland, Ore.
The Fast Line,
Superior Service
 Through tickets to all points ln the���
United States and Canada.
Direet Connection  with the Spokane
Falli * Northern Railway.
No. 1 west 8:25 p. m.
No. 2. east 7:00 a. m.
Tickets to Japan and
China via Tacoma and
Northern Paclne Steamship Company. For information time cards, maps
and tickets, apply to Agts.
of tbe Spokane Falls ..
Northern and Its connections or to
j�� WHERE? *���
Why to the Sloean Beer Hall, where you
ean get fresh ilraft beer by the schooner
or quart.
A Avenue, -   _- Kaslo, B. C.
Peers and members of parliament had
free seats for themselves for the jubilee
parade, and also got two additional seats
at $1.50 each.
Oeneral Agent, Spokane.
A��t. Oen. Pass. Agt.,
No. S5S Morrison St.,
Portland Or.
Write for map of Kootenay country.
and Real Estate
Correspondence solicited.
Rvery   Han   Will   Prepare   Hie   Own
Meaaage Flip.
An Increasing nmount of attention
Is being given nowadays to the possibilities of rapid telegraphy. By the
Wheatstone system, in which a previously punched strip of paper Is fed
Into the transmitter, from 100 to lHO
words n minute nre now easily sent
over n single wire, a speed which Is
three or four times thnt of the operator who manipulates a Morse key. By
the Kogers system, not yet In general
use, it ls claimed that 200 words a
minute can be handled and printed on
a typewriter automatically. What is
called the Delany system is still more
rapid. But all these achievements and
projects nre surpassed by a plan described by Lieut, George Owen Squler
of the Third United States artillery
and assistant professor of physics at
Dartmouth. In some experiments
conducted by Lieutenant Squler, in cooperation with Prof. A. C. Crehore nt
Fort Monroe, a speed of 1,200 words
per minute wns actually attained, and
the assertion Is made that from 8,000
to 0,000 words a minute may he sent
by the game system between points as
far apart as New York and Chicago.
One great novelty nbout the new
plan Is that It utilizes an alternating
current Instead of a constant one.
Now, if an alternating current bo interrupted, and if the interruption occurs at lust the stage of an alteration
which is midway between a positive
and a negative wave, there will be no
spark, because the force which was
flowlug In one direction subsides to
zero before it begins to flow in the
other. Wbat Messrs. Squid' and Crehore propose, then, ls to Interrupt
their current and restore it at just
such "zero points" lu the oscillation ns
this. But the sparks will not disappear unless the "make" and "break"
occur at precisely the right Instant:
and thus n simple and valuable guide
ls afforded the operator in adjusting
his apparatus. When he finds that
sparking has cetised, he knows thnt his
transmitter Interrupts and restores the
flow nt the zero stage, and Is working
ln perfect harmony with the particular
frequency of alternation employed.
Now, let us suppose that the Morse
alphabet, which Is composed of dots
and dashes, is to be tried with this system. In that case a break lasting from
the beginning of a posjlve wave until
Its end might stand foil the dot, and a
break from the beginning of a positive
wave, but continuing past Its subsidence through the rise nnd fall of the
negative wave also, would make a
The mnchlne by which messages are
sent with an alternating current. Is
very simple. A narrow wheel with n
flat, narrow periphery Ib kept In rotation nt a rate which Is rapid and Is
equal to an Integer number of cycles.
Let us Imagine, now, that the wire
carrying the message ls cut In two, nnd
thc adjacent ends are provided with
flexible metallic tips, or "brushes."
nnd that these two brushes rest, side
by side, on the periphery of the wheel.
Obviously the current will flow from
one brush Into the metal of the wheel,
and thence Into the other brush, so
long as the wheel remains clean. If,
however, a little patch of paper or
other Insulating materlnl be attached
to tho periphery at a certain iiolut, every time It comes around It will break
the contact between one brush and the
wheel, nnd thus open the circuit. As
soon as the patch la past the connection will be restored.
This, however, was not the exact
plan really pursued. In practice a
long, narrow strip of paper was kept
ln motion by the wheel, just ns a belt
ls by a pulley. This strip has been
previously perforated with holes of different lengths, long or short, and carefully spaced. One brush rested on top
of it, and the other pressed upward
against it from below, the two being
remoVed a short distance from the
wheel, and situated one directly above
the other. So long as the brushes were
separated by the paper strip no current would flow, but when a hole permitted one to reach through and touch
the other the current would be restored. The Interruption and restorations
of the current always occurred at the
zero stage, between positive and negative waves, so that no sparking resulted after the brushes were once adjusted. The wheel P was geared to the
dynamo so as to make one revolution
to every 184 half-cycles. The perforated tape. Is Indicated at t\   The currant
wires are shown at W W, but the
brushes are bidden by the adjustable
support 8. An actual speed of 1,200
words n minute was secured In this
way, and three or four times that rate
Is said to be entirely feasible.
It is thought that a telegraph company of the future will fulfill a somewhat different function from the present ones. The company will own Its
own wires nnd rights of way as now,
but the tendency of the oflices proper
will he to transmit and receive letters
already prepared, rather than to undertake the preparation of the letters
as well. When the Bysteni comes Into
general use, business offices will have
their own perforators, nnd It will become necessary for the operator to
learn the telegraph alphabet as a part
of his preparation as a stenographer
and typewriter. The three-key perforating machine Is comparatively Inexpensive, but undoubtedly a machine
could be devised nt an early date, as an
attachment to the present typewriter,
for the purpose of perforating letters
at the samo time that they are being
written by the typewriter ln the usual
way. These perforated strips of paper
will be carried to the telegraph office,
as letters are now delivered at the post-
office, and the telegraph operator will
slip the strip on the machine, and off
will go the message.
H. D.  Haggard   the   New British
Mlniater to Caracae.
W. H. D. Haggard, the new British
minister resident at Caracas in Venezuela, is a brother of the famous novelist, Rider Haggard. He Is the first
diplomatic agent to be sent to the
South American country iu many years.
The relations of the two nations have
. $2000��-��
in prizes to make twice as many people
ask their grocers for Schilling s Best baking
powder and tea.
Ronde Mu.it Be Ronde.
There appears to be a growing Impression that a road ls r pluce of passage from one point to another, and that
if it Is anything short of that, the ones
accountable for Its condition may be
held responsible for the trouble that
may be occasioned by Its faultiness.
Passengers Injured by a defective
roadbed or an Imperfect rail, are very
sure to sue for damages and to recover
Any one Injured by a defective roadbed or an Imperfect sidewalk can
ustuily make a town or au Individual
pay smartly for It.
The spirit of the law seems to be
that a railroad must be a railroad aud
lu condition to properly carry on Its
work ln a business-like manner.
A sidewalk must be kept In a safe
condition for people to walk over it.
Now, what nbout a road over which
J persons In vehicles must travel? Must
.It be a real road? Oh, no! Most any
| old thing will answer. It differs from
a sidewalk and a railroad. They have
to be what they pretend to be, but a
wagon road may be simply a streak of
mud or stones or anything else. No
one appears to be responsible for the
condition of the public road. It ls supposed to run just wild and look out
for Itself. If anyone Is injured or his
vehicle broken, It Is the result of liis
own folly In presuming to use a road
for traveling purposes.
But the times change and we are
chnnging with them. Folks are beginning to apply the same rules to country government they do to city governments and private corporations. Accidents on public roads and bridges
caused by defective conditions of the
same have to be paid for by the county.
It Is Jnst.���Good Koads.
w. n. n. itAooauu.
not Ih'pu such as to permit the presence
of a British minister in Caracas. Now
that these relations have made way for
a more cordial feeling the Intercourse
has been resumed. Mr. Haggard Is one
of the oldest men lu the service. He
has been In the consular department
for full thirty years and has filled many
minor offices. Since 1894 he hns been
British consul general at Tunis. His
mission to Caracas Is in the way of promotion. Mr. Haggard will be succeeded
at Tunis by Sir Henry Johnston.
Tlile   lire oration    Ie    Made    by   the
Counteee of Ancneter.
The Countess of Alienator, who has
created a great stir in the fashionable
world of Loudon hy her declaration
that dancing has degenerated Into a
graceless romp, Is the wife of Lord Wll-
loughby d' Bresby, the barou of Avs-
land. The countess' daughter, Evelyn
Clementina, Is married to Mnj.-Gen. Sir
Henry Ewnrt, the queen's equerry. This
fact and the very high social position
of the countess herself give more than
ordinary Importance to her opinions upon matters concerning society, and
dancing Is certainly one of these.
Countess Ancaster's husband's family
is one of the most ancient in the Norman nobility of England. He ls the
twenty-second Lord Wllloughby. Tho
first was Walter de Bee, upon whom
William the Conqueror settled the barony. Lady Wllloughby herself ls the
second daughter of the late Marquis of
Huntly, the tenth of that title.
Density of Deep Water.
Bo dense ls the water ln the deepest
parts of the ocean that an Ironclad, if
it were to sink, would never reach the
Roada and Road-Making.
The Irish mile is 2,240 yards.
Portugal has 2,000 miles of road.
Sweden has 30,200 miles of highway.
France has 320,000 miles of highway.
The modern Roman mile ls 1,028
Holland has 7,600 miles of public
In Germany there are 265,000 miles
of road.
The Austrian Empire has 81,000
miles of road.
Canada has 6,000 miles of roads and
The English statute mile ls 1,760
standard yards.
Norway has but 14,800 miles of public highway.
Austria Is building roads at the rate
of 100,000 miles per year.
In many parts of Europe river and
canal routes are legally regarded as
Stop! Women,
And consider that in addressing Mrs.
Pinkham you are coniiding1 your private
ills to a woman���a woman whose experience in treating woman's diseases
is greater than that of any living physician, male or female.
You can talk freely to a woman when
It is revolting to relate your private
troubles to a man; besides, a man does
not understand, simply because he is a
Women suffering from any form cf
female weakness are in vi ted to promptly
communicate with Mrs. Pinkham, at
Lynn, Mass. All letters are received, opened, read, and, answered by
women only. A woman can freely
talk of her private Illness to a woman.
Thus has been established the eternal
confidence between Mrs. Pinkham and
the women of America which has never
teen broken. Out of the vast volume
of experience which she has to draw
from, it is more than possible that she
has gained the very knowledge that
will help your case. She asks nothing
ln return except your good will, and
her advice has relieved thousands.
Surely any woman, rich or poor, is very
foolish if she does not take advantage
���f this generous offer of assistance.
Schilling's Best baking powder and tea are
. because they are money-back.
What is the missing word?���not SAFE, although Schilling's Best baking
powder and tea are safe. 	
Get Schilling's Best baking powder or tea at your grocers'; take out the
ticket (brown ticket in every package of baking powder.; yellow ticket in tiie
tea); send a ticket wkh each word to address below before December 31st.
Until October 15th two words allowed for every ticket; after that only one
word for every ticket.
If only one person finds the word, that person gels f 2000.00; if several find
it, $.000.00 will be equally divided among them.
Every one sending a brown or yellow ticket will receive a set of cardboard
creeping babies at the end of the contest. Those sending three or more in one
envelope will receive an 1S98 pocket calendar���no advertising on it. These
creeping babies and pocket calendars will be diiTerent from the ones offered in
the last contest.
Better cut these rules out.
I Bed Couth Sjrrap."
In time.   Sold by aruggUu.
The  Awful  Little  llrother.
I  admired   her beauty  rare,   praised  her I
pretty Titian hair,
Spoke in raptures of her eyes so bright
and laughing',
Ot her dress so nice and  neat,  and  her
smile so killing sweet,
And   assured   her   that   it   was   no   idle I
Then her little brother dear sprung a grin
from ear to ear.
And, despite her head and finger shaking warning,
Cried aloud:     "Oh, she's all right!     She
looks mighty slick tonight.
But, great Scott, you'd ought lo see her
In the morning!"        ���Denver Post.
Jim  nnd John.
Jim and John were townsmen and
chums, and went out to see baseball. It
was a redhot afternoon, and the bleachers were like frying pans at breakfast
time. Jim had a bald head and John had
a crick In the back. They sat for an underdone roast and laughed at everything.
Jim's bald spot was a shining mark, like
a brass doorplate. A stray ball, fierce
and sharp, from a false bat, struck the
spot and ploughed a furrow. It dazed
him. Jim's eyes and face looked like a
sick owl's, and John laughed. He laughed an hour straight along. The game ran
late Into twilight. Meanwhile John had
shed his coat, nnd a cool damp draft got
Is Its work on his back. The time came
to leave, but John couldn't. He couldn't
bend or get up. Lumbago had set In, in
Its worst form. He laughs best who
laughs last and Jim had his revenge. But
they got down 'town to Jim's room, when
he said: "Here's something all those
athletes use for hurts and ailments, and
it's the best known cure for lame back."
He rubbed it on John's back and some
en his own head. They were both feeling
cured and comfortable from the use of
St. Jacob's Oil, which Jim always kept
in a handy place. He was a sport himself and knew what was best. They went
to bed. John laughed in his sleep. Both
rose in the morning fresh as daisies; then
Jim laughed at John.
The Dominion of Canada sent $200,000
to the sufferers by famine and plague in
AN OPEN   Lt.TTs.ft   .O  MOTHERS.
We are asserting in the courts our right to the
exclusive use of tlie word "CAM'OkiA," and
"MTCHEK'SCASTORIA," ns ourTrade Mark.
I, Dr. Samuel Pitcher, of Hyannis, Massachusetts,
was the originator of " PITCHER'S CAS 1'OKIA,"
the same that has liorne and does now bear the
fac-slniilesignatareofCIIAS. H. FLETCHER on
every wrapper. This is the original "PITCHER'S
CASTORIA " which has heen used in the homes
of the mothers of America for over thirty years.
Look Carefully at tlie wrapper and see that it Is
the kind you have always bought, and has the
signatu.e of CHAS. H. FLETCHER on the
wrapper. No one has authority from me to use
my name except The Centaur Company of which
Chas. H. Fletcher is President.
Hatch 8, :��97.        SAMUEL PITCHER, MJX
Good Road* Notes,
On account of the unkept condition
of the roadway between Pittsburg and"
East Knd, a suburban town, due to the
street railroads, the wheelmen of tlie
"smoky city" propose to hold an Indignation meeting for the abolition of the
street car line.
It was the farmers who originated
the State aid law of New Jersey and
who carried It into execution, with Its
vastly beneficial result, not only In that
State, but as an example to many other
States. It was also the farmers who
built the excellent Canandaigua roads
in New York at their own cost.
The Hamilton road bill has passed
one house of the Pennsylvania Legislature, and bids fair to become a law.
despite the tactics of the opposition,
which claimed that bicycle manufacturers were Interested in tlie bill be-
cause better roads would Increase the
sale of their product, while the wheelman do not pay a single dollar for the
Improvement and maintenance of the
public roads.
The Hlgble-Armstrong good roads
bill of New York, Instigated by President Potter, has failed to pass by three
votes. Had tlie bill been made a law.
the tax It would have Imposed for the
improvement of the highway could not
have been seriously objected to, since
on farms of the value of $5,000 the levy
would have amounted to only about 50
cents a year. The farming element
ts "largely responsible for the defeat of
the bill.
Catalog Frke.
Bend your name
Portland, Ore.
and we
Pay Freight
Roman paper.) announce that the sale of
the BorgheM museum is now definitely
settled. The government pays (1,000,000
francs for tlio art treusurcs, while the city
adds 8,000,000 for the villa itself and the
adjoining park.
For lung and chest diseases, Piso's Cure
Is Ihe best medicine we have used.���Mrs.
J. L. Northcott, Windsor. Ont., Canada.
Sweden Iiiih a deaf and dumb corps of
the Salvation Army. Four meetings are
held week I v.
Try Schilling's Best tea and baking powder.
The Philippine islands have (1,000.000
inhabitants, of whom l.OOO.OOO live in the
mountains and refuse nllegiauce to Spain,
For Constipation, Biliousness, Torpid Liver,
Kidneys, It ts the best pill mad.,. Only
ono or two required to act; and regnlatcs the
bowels.   Send _6c. and wo will mail you samu.
....FRANK NAU....
Portland Hotel Pharmacy. Sixth and Morrison SU.,
Patent Medicines
at Cut Rates...
Wholesale and Retail Druggists, Portland.
How to Attain H."
A Wonderful New
Medical Book, written
for Men Only. On*
ropy may bo had free,
sealed, In plain envelope, on application.
6s Niagara St,
N. N. V.
No. 42. 'OT.
Direct from the manufacturer and save middleman's profit, as we
undersell them all. Our garments are custom made and not like
those thrown together ln New York sweat-shops, where tilth and
disease reign. Our garments are guaranteed as to durabilty and
style Our prices on fur Capes range from 98 upwards: on Fur
Collarettes, from ���!> upwards: Neck Boas, from 7fie upwards: genuine Alaska Seal Skin Garments made from SI 50 upwards.
Write for Information and catalogue.
SCI C    1A     Le ad Ins Fur Manufart nrer,
���   OllVCrnCIU,       ���� Third, Bt., Portland, Or.
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H alte-attons in   the value   of our) SSI ou Cariboo ereek^ ""i    S^l^JSJ ~p {^X^T^^^ "" [ dft^^���^  "** **, .-_���...���.-,- 1��W4
The Leading Commercial House.                                                                                     The Only Hotel in Town H
Special Protection Against Fire \/\      7\   ^^ I      (     J     I���I (1 I      rA     I        by Furnaces!   Bath Roomr,
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Electric Lights!   Electric Bells, Modern Sanitary Arrangments
COCKLE & PAPWORTH, Proprietors.
Rates $2.50 and $3.00 Per Day.
Free Sample Rooms.
More About Ouecn lkss Sale--Lease
of the Stranger.
Amonjr the various reports eoneorn-
inp; the mile of tho Queon Bess, near
the Idaho below Three Forks, the following is said to state tho facts most
correctly: R. C. Campbell-Johnson of
Now Denver anil C. K. Milbourn representing it Scotch syndicate, bonded
tho group for $110,000, of which $35,-
000 was caih and the balance in three
payments. The present owners will
at once Btart to work the mine (or all
it is worth. Tlie group comprises the
Queon Bos-;, American Girl,Young Dominion and Vomit;' Dominion Fraction.
Tho previous owners were .las. Moran,
Wm. Glynn, John A. Pinch nnd Peter
T.arsen. Between 20 and 110 men arc
now occupied in building a three mile
wagon road to the railwav and the
mine and thc mine is expected to be
shipping very soon.
E. C. Weaver of Throe Forks has
leaned the Stranger adjoining the Blue
Bird on Reco Hill. Tho time of tbo
lease is (or one year. Mr- Weaver is
working 6 men, has .tonsof hijrh
grade ore on tic dump, and is expecting lo ship regularly toon.
A. M. Boattic, agent for the Boso-
bery townslte, has returned from Vancou ver where bo comploLed thc transfer of the bulk of the townslte to an
English syndicate. The price is not
mentioned. Tbo new owners have arranged with Mr, Beattle to continue as
agenl an I manager. He proposes to
i. . ��� ��� .ding and genei.' Im-
p ovements soon. The '��� '��� P. R. ts now
building a bridge at Rosebery 200 feel
long tor tn as erriog cars, and au ore
sampler Is under contract to be ereoted
with :i capacity of 100 tons per day and
i he Calgary Brewing < lo. I - erect;'." a
cold storage plant. Rosebery, it i.i
said, has daily connection with tun different towns.
Ezra Meeker and sons, formerly mining near Three Forks, have gone to
the Klondike.
('. W. Davey of base bull fame, now
time keeper for Foss & MoDonald in
the construction oi the new wagon road
from New Denver to Three Forks, reports that the road will be finished by
the 17th inst. It is five miles long,cosl
about $8,000 and can bo traveled by a
four horse team. Tlie heaviest, grade
is 12 per cent. There are four turn-
oats to the mile. Foss & MoDonald
have also just finished four ini!o of
wagon road from Silverton to the
Wakefield mine ami arc in obargc ol
the Payne tromway. They expect to
.hip their entire road building outfit
to MoLeod soi/n. to work on the (.'row's
Nest I'ass railway.
At the reoent annual meeting of the
Rambler-Cariboo Mining Co. in Spokane, the following report was made:
Since the last meeting of tho stockholders tho company has purchased
ami placed in operation a steam plant
with three Burleigh drills, pumps,hoist
mid other machinery; has completed a
wagon road from MoGuigan siding to
the mine at an expense of $2,600 and
built spacious buiik'nd storehouses,
Including an ore bouse and boiler
room. Tho outlook al the mine is extremely promising,    Within 20 davs a
long CrbBIOUt tunnel will n, doubt, have
sloped the lead al a vertical depth of
sOO feet. A winze i-, being sunk In the
ore ctniii) from the lower drift, which
at a depth of about 200 feet from the
surface shows the on, stronger thnn at
any point heretolore prospected above.
The company has paid $40,000 in dividend-, the past year, und Manager
RichardBtwa says tint Additional <iiv-
denda will be paltl the coming winter,
and will follow monthly.
Tiie Arlington, near Slocan City, bus
paid up its miners and they arc nil
back again ut work.
Fourteen men are at work on the
Liberty Hill on South Fork. About
loO tons of concentrating ore have
been taken from tho No. I tunnel
which will be shipped as soon as ra\ -
hiding can be commenced.
Preparations for. On active wi-iier's
work aro under way at thc. Bed Fox
claim. Lumber is being packed up for
bunk houses, ore bins, etc., and a
larger force is to be put on as soon ts
possible; The Bed Fox promises to be
stoady shipper this winter.
Tuesday, Oct. 20.--Frnser Dramatic
Co., benefit for Fire Department) play,
"Rose Garland," at the Kaslo Hotel
Friday, Oct. 29.--Misses LaDell and
World of Toronto in musical and literary program at tho Kaslo Hotel Auditorium.
November, date to bo announced,
concert by local talent at the Methodist
Square Dealing
Is what has built up the mercantile
house of .1. B. Wilson to its present important position in Kaslo. A largo
stock of groceries, crockery and hardware selected with care and sold on
business principles,  bus   brought suc-
ee- if :!  results.
Best Idling House in Town.
The Sliver Bel! Restaurant on
Fourth street, conducted by Joseph
Dorner is acknowledged to bo the. best
place in town for a good meal at a
reasonable price. Everything Is clean,
wi I! cooked .'j;,'. well served. Try our
superior coffee. Business men's lunch
from 11 to 2: dinner From fi to K
.'     'i' 'MENTH.
th,' ,,f.' shipments f,,r theweek
., r  lir Kanlo .'.��� Slocan Ry:
f) itinatlon.
.    . . I IK Mm
Kin.'; i	
Following I'.r
, ndlug Oct. ii.
Until ......
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-   ...   ,    I. .ii..
Total t,,ii>
From July l, 1S97, I" Si pti inboi80,tho I
mlnusofthe Bloean region have shipped
tboKti lode Slocan Railway for water trai
ration from Kaslo. as follows:
.  IS
';   '.till,'.
; Ruth	
.-: in sim'*	
blc Five*	
Wii- hington*	
: Great Western,.
I Rambler-Cariboo
I Ilu   V    	
��� concentrates.
Tons. Min,'.
;'.,.',!"> Slocan Boy
1,221  '.i.t-i	
I    IVimrl, 'i'i!
504 Amerlcau Boy.
42fi Red i'.,	
282 Intolno     .....
IS5 Freddlo Lee
Bnslness AiIkTiuii Add to Business.
Nearly every business of consequence
i'i Canada has been built up by the use
of advertisements that wero both attractive and convincing. Can you
write thorn? If you cannot you heed
help iu that department of yoi,'.' business. That is our business. Com* to
us and tve will help you. Our experience and best olTorts aro always at the
disposal of our advertising patrons.' ,
th.' [allowing is ,i Btatemenl ol ore ship-
ni,'ins ovor il,,' Nakusp ,'.��� Blocan branch oi the
C ". I:, from Sandon, Three CorkH mid Rosebery sloes .Inly 1st, nut included in tbo forego
lug, All wSBsblpped toOntftha;
Mine. Tens. Mine, Tons,
.Idaho     7so Hero    241
fBloean star  1,020 Enterprise     100
New York, Oct, US.   silver, :*',,'.
Copper   Pull; brokers' price,sii.i.Ybmi...-,.
Lead. Weak: brokers'.price, f4.D0; exchange,
,,,���1.7. -No transfers recorded.
dot. B,���0, s. Warren to A. D. Jones '., Salom
and Sun Antoni.i, 1800: MUDS to E. T. Steele, Jj
same, $1,HlH);  J.   Thompsoh, -Ir.,   CO   Kooteuav
Miiiiiig and Smelling company, nine Bird, |1:
C. Bjerkness m d, Borgitrom, V; Btookholm, si.
Ool.O, R. P. Jobo and 3, H. Jackson to \v. J,
wiilie,1., Iinknsli, Poroupitio and standard, K;
W.it.Young tn K.K.Austln.l . Hue! and AJiix.fi.
Dei. II.   W.Haiev to,;.p,,vie.1 (CrownPoint.il.
Oat 13   K. J. MiithuH'H in ii. lirifiiii,, "j Park
Ci-  -I; il. '., nl,i i tu B, II.T���iiilliis���ii,sai[i,..
It; A. R.Grant to w. J. Murdhv, 1-. Rce.lprooi'
ty, -ii miles' east,,( Kootonsy lake, ti.
bet. 18.���P, O, i.idner to A. K, Meyer, Salida,
li: l. it Peterson to/, iv.Caldwell, 1-8of 388,$1,
Oat, I, Pluto Fruition bi n o, Johnson, ,���i-
Joinloi Hebaclaim.
Ool "    Bfl mli.i l.v I'M).An: Hi South I'k;
it. B, l'. by it. R. Parker, throe miles from Pilot
Bay, being a re-location ol Ironsides; B. n. it.
by Mini,' mi Craw ford oreok: i alumatt fraction
by O, sn'In, H. Bom and ), A. Ryan on Crawford bay.
Ocl ll Bllvi i Quei ii by .1 _ ,,. Abbot! Oil
Sou th Fork; Queen Mali by W. B. Anderson, i
Dulhwesi of Kaslo; uraphtto No<-9 byF.
Rlnstrom on Fletcher croek; Graphite No. l in
T. Jsakion, ii,'iir snine: Bess by k Q. Davti on
Cariboo creek; Ulacler No, 2 by A, u. Holland
on i. arlboo creek: CJlacier S'o. 1 by A. B. Anderson  near Bene; Bam   hy .ine Cssaysa *,n
W I bury creek. Fort  K, 'In, by Me veil A. (irn-
hii'i ou Bouth Fork.
Oct. 12.���Henry by W. I., dowser on Coffee ok)
Dead Hodlolne by A. k. Uacdonsld and Oswald
stein on Crawford bay: Kin* Rose by a. b.
Macdonald, H. Ro&uandO, Btetn, n,'���'r sains]
Paragon by J. O. Miller on South ForkiOriteri.
,,:, i y .1. i.. Richardson near name: BnowCap by
w in. Warosley near same: i.iitic Lassis t,y lv,
[i. Turner on Kanlo mountain: n���pu by s. e.
1 >cItiii*kIn iii'ar-aine.
Oct. 13.���Lost Ledge by K. It. Tnwnsend on
Hendorson rnvk; standard-anil l,o��t- Axe liv
II. Clllltnliii in',t snine; IViindiTinjj. ,|oat nni'l
Ell,, May by II. Ml, ngale near BriifJ.'e creek.
Oct. 7.���ilrir.gn liv A. ('. PcnrFim; Vera Crn?.
aiel Buomil Vista by I.. .1. Patriek, Stncklinlm.
Kmpy and Maky by CJlonflHtron.; I'andoru and
Dry iii". by fi, Kosjiter.
,i,"." Unpv by t'i',',1 Davis; Roke.purrta.R,
and L.and Butte by W. A. Meil.lev, lilm, .lay
'���j )'. O'itri, n; ijaruel byf. f). MeJ-'enaie;Morii.
In.r (<l���ry, Moiiiitsn. Glory by Patriek MoCue.
Oct. 8.���Mexico cud Montcsuiim by L. L. Pat-
ffdit; Copper Glanco tty Bamliensic,
Oct  11. .-Little Annie and Mountain View by
]���:. Eriokson.
Oct. 12.-U. s. i,y Wm. Sudrow; Shareholder
by Brie Nans; LeodvlUe by J. P. Redding; staf-
(ordand Victoria by s. Milllngton.
Oct. 18.���Carbonate No. 2by C, K. Egbert;Iron
Crown and Kenneth by L. Bechor; Flora McDonald l,y Alex Park; Clara, waiter and Echo
by C. W. Oramps.
Following arc the hotel  arrivals for
tbo week eading Oct. 13, 181)7:
ll. A. Barton, Nelson
-M is> Mullock.Sandon
H.Brow u.N'iikusi,
Mlss.Ioiinsitn, Brio it ford
Mi>sl']iii('.sel,Thre, Fks
J.A.i ll.son,Kelson
Bessie McKelll.Mont.
II. M.I,iimb. Victoria
, .K.Milboiirne,Nelson
J.E.Wood.Bpringi rook
\\,ii. Hastings,Sj>ol;n iv
.I.Ayluin.Newli, nv,r
. I. R.Martin, Nelson
J. H.Bradley .Seattle
Mrs. i.n m hrri_',.r.N\l>!ivr
T.J.I I'lidriiiii.Aiiiswtli
N.P.:Mill, r,Si.Paul
F.Longford, Ainsworth
Mi'..'.'Mrs. AIStuwarl.NY
.1. II. Power, lirooklyn.NV
R.]l.Alexniider,\''rtiuv r
.:., ..Steel. ThreeForks
.1.:McNeill, Mont.
!���:. Million, Vii Hi-Oliver
L.A.Wood .Bandon
i   H.IIiir.i,Montreal
ii .L.AUlngli am,Nolson
It.A.i'hus ..Trail
T.i oirvey.Ainsworlh
MarioFrSvlsy(Victoria D.J.MclAohlan Bandon
K.Wniitii't'.saiidt.ii .i.M.Mai 'tin,Bandon
T.S.RoadIey,San Ion (l.Btrangcr,Nelson
Q.Robertson.Trall J.A.GibBon.Nelson
i.w..Moffat,Net'ou O.Cblnoh.Nelson
r.l'redricks'ou.Siiiidoii B.C.Rllilet.Sandon
.I.Rynn.Sandon .l.c.Kyan,Sandon
E.D.Btranger.Saudon    Mrs.B.E.8harp,8andon
Mrs.H.Cooley,8andon   W.H.Brown.Selaou
c.lI.PIIaioti.ltossiiind   P.Porter.RoBsIand
ii.M.':ickeii,ii:'.'iv,'r     V.Gray .Vancouver
O., I.lli'llllis,Nelson
sid.Norni!tn.S|,�� kiine
A. i'.Martin, Victoria
Mrs.H.Cowies Sandon
Mra.Bak, r,Nolson
A.l owtn,Rossland
Mrs.E tfai Qui .���n.saiidn
.'I i -�����. i i .     i�� v. icrt.pi%u> inn      .'i i .-. i .   .'nn > ,��� in i  ii|.'tiini
0.A.Mitchell.Ilbsslaud L.J.MeAt, e.Aii   rorth
K.W.Uuval,Nelson        B.WhltcSandon
Mr.t-Mrs.il blto.SandonB. l.ChaBe.Trail
p.ii.i.i.inci' .Nelson       J.ll.Moran.N. Denver
llAVilson.Silyerton       Mrs-Maokay,Spokane
.I.W.Uoniiyne.Ihex ll.Willlum, Sandon
U. itii'liardson,sandon J.8tcel,BanFrani laco
W.T.la,oi'h'-,Bu,Fran B.Luttman,N.Y.
wm,Billing,Sandon E.Latham.Spokane
II.Hilling.siindon <:.l,.linni.-iiU Nelson
I'.Myers.Haniion E. L. I iangcn. Nelson
li.sraiiiiin.Nelsou P..Mi'sst'iil,Siind,tii
,:.I.ovati,Sandon B.Bang&D, Lardo
F.Roy,Nelson J.EbenstoIn Bandon
A.C.Fry.Cody A,8teyens,8audon
E.i'lav'.Sundon A.lierickson.NeiKon
J.Forresit,Bandon D.Hastin.Sandon
M.McKenzie,Sp;,kane    A. P.McKay.Unite.
.I.Shiylds.Httokane i:. I'll"urns.Spokane
F.Kraoks.Nelson DXMeCormiek.Nelsoa
1 it It September, im>t.
Ills HONOUR the l.lciilcuaui linvrrnor has
1.    been pleased to make tbe following ap.
Of Kuslo. Esquire, t��� !����� Firsl clerk In the office
ol tho AbsesBor and Mining Recorder at tln.'imld
Scaled proposals for llic purchase of Kuslo
city strct Improvement Debentures will be
received at the olllce of the cltv Clerk until
Uio.6th day of October, A. I>. )si,7. Addresa
"City clerk," Kaslo, II. C, (Proposals for Debentures.) The amount of loan is Twelve
Thousand Hollars (fl_,000.ftn), hearing Interest
at the rate of six per centum per annum, payable ill h n years. The purchase price must be
paid by NovembsrSth, Is1.,". Tbe lowest orally
proposal not neeessarily a"ccptcd.
R.IM,KEEN. Mayor.
V; Bounty nnd Illinois Mineral Claims, situate in the Ainsworth Mining Division of W���st
Kootenay District, where located On the hill
about 1'., miles vest of Ainsworth, and about^'
mile southwest of tlie month of Woodbury erk.
Take notice that I, S. P. Tuck, acting as agent
for P. E. Fisher. Free Miner's CertlHeato No.Sl,.
S71, intend, sixty days from the date hereof, to
apply io the MinlngRecorder for Certificates ol
Improvement, for tho purpose of obtaining
Crown Grants of the above claims.
And further take notice that action, under
section H7, must be. commenced before tiie Issuance of such Certificates Ot Improvements,
Dated this 27th day of Augu.it. 1897.
,,   ���.     8. P.,TVU_.._yf��_t.
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8 fell Eiiiiflel foi
w Of Fancy, Art and Commercial
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We Tlioroiijrhlv Cotetai
r toeti-
mm a ni
I tion in -Anv Line of It
effing the Truth.
nr Prices
Are Right anil
the Stoek we
st That Can lie
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