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NO. 10.
Single Standard Already Blights
Tkt Country.
There Want Return to Bimetallism-
Over-Production and Under-Con-
suiiijiliuii Prominent
Washington, D. C, March I.���One
of the most important arguments that
has been reported in the U. S. Senate
for some time is tho report of the effect of the adoption of the gold standard upon tho Industries of Japan, written by Garret Droppers, professor of
political economy in the Unlvorslty
of .lupun.
Among other things, Prof. Droppers
"In December, 1895, when silvor was
still tho standard and gold not yet
dreamed of as a possible standard, all
the industries of Japan were iu a nourishing condition. Tho demand for labor was in excess of the supply. Wages
wore so high that somo employers
claimed they were too high. Thoro
was not a complaint from farmer or
manufacturer, employer or artisan,
of a lack of orders or insufficient
"At present the whole temper of tho
industrial world seems changed. There
is, indeed, still a pretty good domand
for labor, but this is owing mainly to
the vast expenditure by the government for public works. In tho industrial world thoro is now timidity and
Cotton Industry Ruined.
"One industry Is almost paralyzed���
the cotton spinning industry���situated
mainly in Osaka, but also to some extent, in other pints of tho country. Nor
does any one doubt that this paralysis
i��f the cotton industry is due to the gold
standard. The fact is too palpable to
he denied, and not even gold men in
Japan deny it. This industry is by far
the largest factory industry in Japan.
Hi 1897 there were nearly a million
spindles in operation. The mills hitherto have paid wonderfully well ���dividends varying from 12 to 40 per cent
per annum. Hut this last year has
not proved so profitable. Many mills
have boen compelled to work half timo
and others have closed. Tho Chinese
mills, on the contrary, have increased
steadily In their output and general
Many  Knterprlscii Dropped.
"It is not, however, only cotton mills
that huvo suffered. Many enterprises
begun a year or so ago have boon
dropped for fear they would not pay.
lu Osaka and Tokyo one can see the
walls of factories standing, but otherwise empty, and tho work at a standstill. Curiously enough, the cry of
over-production ls arising here. In
Osaka the market is stocked with cotton yarn whloh can not find buyers,and
many ascribe this condition to the
over-production of the cotton mills. To
this I can only reply that for nine
years thero was absolutely no complaint of this kind in Japan, and it is
only since the adoption ;of the gold
standard that this excuse   has   been
"It iB, of course, a perfectly Biinple
matter to seo why the Osaka cotton
spinners now find themselves in trouble. They have exported ln tho past
large quantities to China and Korea;
in fact, thoy were displacing tho English, American and India cottons there
and they were competing fairly with
the Chinese producers. Since, however, the introduction of the gold stan^
dard, they can not got the same pi-ice
for their cotton yarns as before. They
get the samo price in silver, that Is, in
the Chinese or Korean markets, but
when this money is oonverted into yen,
they suffer a, low of 10 per cent���a loss
sufficiently great to stop their exports
to a considerable extent. On tbe contrary, English, Indian and American
exports are now slowly gaining on the
The (sulci Standard a Failure.
"To reinforce what I have said eon*
eerning the evil effects of tho gold
standard in Japanese industries, I will
quote what the .Tiji Shimpo (Daily
News), of Tokyo, said in its issue of
January 1, 1898. The Jiji Shimpo is by
far the largest and most important paper in Japan among business men and
producers generally, and commands
wide attention among the intelligent
community. In its review of the year
1897, it said:
" 'We can speak only in gloomy
terms of the year just past. Commercial affairs reached thoir lowest depths
of depression. The introduction of the
gold standard proved a complete failure. It was to have opened the door to
an inflow of foreign capital, thus aiding the industrial classes and producing nn appreciation in the price of securities. But foreign capital has not
come in. On tho contrary, we have
seen an ever-increasing preponderance
on the aide of Imports, an outflow of
specie, and a steady fall in tho price of
war bonds and other securities. Nor
is this all. The effect of the demonetization of silver has been fatal to the
most promising of all Japan's industrial enterprises���cotton spinning. Its
chief market has been closed against
it, and the prosperity that distinguished it at the end of 1896 was replaced by adversity at the end of
1897.' "
Mr. Higgins Resigns the Chairmanship at Victoria.   .
Private Bills Day-Mountain Tramway & Electric Company's Scheme to Operate in Kootenay.
Teu   noil Soclnblo  Netted  Ovor
Seventy-Five Dollars.
A very enjoyable, successful and
largoly attended entertainment was
that given last Tuesday evening in tho
McGregor building by the ladies interested in the success of the fi-oe roading
room. It was a profitable venture, too,
netting for that worthy institution the
noat sum of $75.75. The refreshments,
served as a tea or evening moal, were
dainty and satisfying. The concert
was in tho nature of an impromptu affair and consisted largoly of choruses
and college songs. Solos by Mesdames
Lanuiiig and Robertson ,_:ave variety
and were highly appreciated.
The hall was handsomely decorated
with Hags and evergreens. The leading spirits in the movement appeared
to be Mesdames Keen, Patrick, Hislop,
Goodwin and the MissesTwiss,although
they were ably seconded by nearly a
score of ladies.
The "art gallery" was well worth
any one's ton cents, to observe the ingenious array of puns in object lessons.
Tho names of well known tuinos were
hit off by exhibits as follows: Noble
Five, live big spuds; Goodenough, a
tempting plate of cakes and tarts:
Whitewater, a bottle of bogus dairyman's produot; Tho Tariff, a copy of
the customs pamphlet; Slocan Star, a
big five-pointed pasteboard star with
"Slocan" written across it; Ruth and
Montezuma, prints respectively of tho
Bible gleaner girl, and an Aztoc
prince; Rambler-Cariboo, a set of
mounted cariboo horns surmounting a
whoel of the Rambler make. General
exhibits that were a sample of many
others were a pair of handcuffs,entitled
"government bonds, "and a leaky sauco
pan entitled "The Holy Friar" (holc-y
Before adjournment, W. J. Twiss
moved a vote of thanks to D. C. McGregor for tho free ubo of his hall and
to the ladies for their successful management, which vote was put and carried unanimously.
Special Assizes on BTiirch Ml.
A special assizo will be held in the
court house at Nelson on March 21.
The principal case to come up for hearing will be that of regina vs. Davis,
alias Doyle, alias Sullivan, for tho
murder of Dennis Connors, at Kuskonook. There will also be a few civil
cases appearing on the calendar.
Victoria, March 9.���Today, for tho
first time in the history of the province,
the speaker resigned in tho middle of
a session. The clerk called the house
to order and read Speaker Higgins'
resignation, which gave no reasons,but
simply thanked the house for tho confidence and forbearance shown, and in
dignified language stated that' Mr.
Higgins would do his duty on tho floor
of tho house as an ordinary member.
Tho premier, tho leader of the opposition, and several other members,
spoke pleasantly of tho retiring speaker, and then J. P. Booth, government
member for North. Victoria district,
was unanimously elected speaker..-
The new speaker is one of tho oldest
members of the legislature in length
of service, and is considered straightforward, honest and true to his convictions.
Today was private bills day. The
Mountain Tramway & Electric Co.'s
bill passed its second reading. Its object is to give foeders from mines in
East and West Kootenay to main linos
of railway.
From Sandon Paystreak, March 5th:
The mill at the Slocan Star will grind
Again when water becomes plentiful.
The mine looks bettor than at any other time in its history.
The force was put on again at the
Payne this week, theore blockade having been raised. The C. P. R. took
away nine cars billed to Omaha from
the Payne this week.
The Last Chance has increased its
Men are engaged putting the mill
and tramway in order at the Noble Five
whjch would seem to indicate that the
new oompany means business.
Machinery has been purchased and
is now on tho..way for a mill at the
Northern Bell, in the Jackson Basin.
The plant will be hauled up from
Whitewater, and construction commenced immediately.
Readlthe News and then subsoribe.
So Say* t'.ie Spokane  Spokesman-Review
-Vieout. SeiuH, Kootenay.
The expression is often heard, "it
will develop into another Cripple
Crook;" as if Cripple Creek marked
tho high point of gold-producing. As
a matter of fact, the mineral output of
Southern Kootenay, in British Columbia, is up to tho Cripple Creek yield.
Thc Denver Republican of March 1
claims that Cripple Crook's output for
February was $1,149,400. This is an
estimate "mado up from the reports of
tho mills and data gathered from railroads and smelting men." The well
known booming tendencies of the Cripple Crook district excite a suspicion
that these figures have boon "padded."
Compare these figures with the official data of South Kootenay, and that
district does not suffer in the comparison. For January and tho first five
days in February, the actual output of
South Kootenay was $1,429,262.
The mineral output of the Coeur
d'Alenes, in North Idaho, in 1897, was,
in round numbers, $9,000,000. It is increasing, and ut present is close to
81,000,000 per month.
Obviously tho Pacific Northwest
neod not go to Colorado for comparisons.���'Spokane Spokesman Review.
Craw's Nest Lino  will   be  Completed to
Kootenay Isikke TIiIh Summer.
The Canadian Pacific's annual report announces that the Crow's Nest
Pass line will be completed to Kootenay lake before tlio end of August.
Connection will he mado at Nelson
by a train ferry from tho footof Kootonay lako, whereby a through train service will be established to Robson,
Trail and Rossland, the present western ends of tho C. P. R. tine.
Twin Mine to Start Op.
Ainsworth advices state that the
Twin mine is about to resume operations on a large scale, says the Nelson
Tribune. A complete outfit of machinery ls to bo put in, so that levels may
be run at any depth. London capitalists have purchased 150,000 shares in
the company, furnishing the treasury
with an abundance of cash. The board
of control Is composed almost. Bolely of
Quebec parties.
Hopeful for Silvers
The assertion made tho other day by
Congressman Dingley, editorial head
of the Leewiston (Maine) Journul, to the
effect that the cause of tho sllvorites is
only scorched, not burned, and that the
congressional campaign of next fall
must be fought out on the lines of 1896,
shsuld be a source of comfort to the
owners of the groat silver mines of the
Slocan and Southern Kootenay. Whon
suoh an ultra partisan of republicanism and tool of monopoly as Congressman Dingley finds its necessary to
shoot out danger signals at this early
day he must have strong reasons for
believing that tlie friends of anti-monopoly, the great army of American
working men and agriculturists, are
becoming strongly entrenched.���Ross-
laud Times.
Provincial Police Forrester and
Forbes have been Btationed at Kuskonook.
The Steamor Nelson took a load of
steel rails to Goat River last weok for
sMurphy & Carlson.
One hundred men aro employed improving the tote road oast of Kuskonook, so as to enable supplies to be
taken out for tho Crow's Nest road.
The Assessed ValuatJou of Kaslo Is
Legislature Adjourned Last Monday
in Kcspeet to His Memory.
Court of Revisiti Will Meet April 25���New
By-Law to Mm Rate of
Victoria, March 7.���Hon. Theodore
Davie, chief justice of British Columbia, died this morning. The cause of
his death was heart disease, complicated with kidney trouble, which baffled medical treatment and caused the
sufferer severe paroxysms of pain, in
one of which he passed away. Although he had been In poor hoalth for
over a year, yet ho had attended to his
duties and plauntd to attend today's
sitting of the full court. He folt well
this morning, but suddenly died.
Chief Justice Davio was English by
birth, and only IB years of age at the
time of his death. He represented Victoria in the legislature from 1882 and
was attornoy general under Hon. John
Robgon, after tho death in 1888 of his
brother. Hon. A. E. B. Davie, who wus
premier. After Robson died in 1892,
Davie became premier, and held that
office until two years ago. when, owing
to his failing hoalth, ho was advised to
retire from politics. He then accepted
the post of chief justice, vacated by tho
death of Sir Matthew Baillio Begbio.
Premier Turner's Tribute.
In moving an adjournment of tho
legislature for a day in respect to tho
memory of Chief Justice Davie, Premier Turner said:
'���I think that it is due to his memory
that this house should adjourn for ono
day as a tribute of respect to tho man
who sat with us for several yoars as
our colloague, and for many yoars as a
representative in this house. He was
a man known to almont every one in
this province as ono of groat determination and purpose, a man who never
stopped any work which he had in hand
until it was carried through to a completion. Ho was a thorough worker,
always ready to carry through anything which he had undertaken. Ho
had that spirit of fight, I might almost
call it, that is characteristic of the
race from which he came, that carried
him through any work ho had undertaken ln the public iuterost. I feel
that tho whole province will join this
house in such a tribute of ro��i>ect as
wo now propose to pay by adjourning
until tomorrow in memory of our Into
premier and chief justice. I a.n sure
that the leader of the opposition entirely agrees with us in rospect to
Mr. Semlin. in reply, said: "Oh behalf of tho members on this side of tho
house I may say that we aro very desirous of paying a tribute of respect to
the memory of tho late chief justice.
While we on this side of the house
never agreed iu politics with the late
chief justice while he was a member of
the house, we have ever been willing
to acknowledge tho great industry, the
determination of character, and tho
legal ability of the man. We, therefore, sincerely agree to the proposal to
adjourn ths house until tomorrow,"
At'the regular meeting of the city
council held last Wednesday afternoon,
Acting Mayor Goodenough presided
and Aldermen Archer, Whiteside and
D. W. Moore completed.tbe quorum.
Several accounts were road and referred. .
Communications were read as follows:
From Water Commissioner Cockle,
submitting a lettor from Prof. E. B.
Kendrick of St. John's college at Winnipeg re analysis of city water. Prof.
Kenrick suggested that Dr. C. S. Fa-
gan of New Westminister had been recently appointed official analyst for
British Columbia. ...
The water commissioner also pointed
out that the grade should bo established on 3rd street, between B- and D
avenues, and a'so on D avenue betwoen
3rd and 4th streets, before tbo water
main is laid.
From City Assessor Tuck reporting
tho assessment roll complete and tho
total amount as $027,373.
e^rom W. J. Twiss as agent forjthe
Canadian Fire Co. offering to insure
thc fire hall at B 1-2 per cent.
The finance committee reported in
favor of accepting the five-cent offer of
the Kootenaian for doing tho city
Alderman Moore gave notice of introducing By-Law Na 52 to reduco the
rate of taxation required for sinking
fund and interest of the city water
works debentures from 15 1-4 mills to
probably 8 1-4 mills.
It was decided to hold the court of
revision on the assessment roll beginning April 25. All complaints must be
made in writing on or before April 15.
Tbe   Feat   Successfully   Accomplished.-
The lte.iiI Described.
Th2 launching of the little steamer
Vixen last Saturday afternoon was tho
event of that day for Kaslo. It was
witnessed by several hundred poople
from both sides of the bay and in boats
from the water. A bottle of sparkling
champagne was suspended by tho neck
in a noose of ribbons and ��ono end attached to the prow of the boat while
the other end was iu thc. hands of
Gladys, little daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
J. H. Gray. When the last rope was
cut that bound and tho last wedge was
driven that started the craft, with a -'I
christen thee, Vixen," Miss Gladys
deftly swung tho bottle against tne
bow with a force that released the
wino and baptizod the Vixen as she
descended gracefully into the gently
rippling waters of the bay.
The Vixon is a stoam propeller with
a speed of from 12 to 14 miles per hour.
Sho is 3S feet ovor all, 7 feot beam and
3 foot draught. She Is fitted with a
Davis & Son's water tube boiler of 20
horse power, and two double reciprocating turbine engines of 8 horse power eaeh, working separately under a
maximum of 70 pounds of stoam, tho
boiler carrying 140 >to 160 pounds of
steam. She is also fitted with a double
injector and a Marsh steam pump. Sho
has twin screws of 20 inohes diameter
and 28 inch pitch. The, engines are
guaranteed to give 000 revolutions of
the screws pemminute.
Tho Vixen's frame is of natural crook
oak, from Victoria and is sheathed
with 1 1-2 Inch fir plank of local
growtt). A neat pilot house with costly whoel and lamps from Now Vork and
an after cabin capable of seating ovijr
a dozen passengor8,complete the equipment. Her owners ara H.'P. A. Montgomery and P. H. Gray and hoi officers are Capt. Preston ' and Engineer
McCurdy. Complete, the boat will
probably cost between $3,600 and $4,-
000, and will do a towing business on
Kootenay lake besides carrying picas-
i ure parties.
17   3"? %
There were a good many pretty hard
Characters among the early-day Kansas cowboys, but It is doubtful If there
was oue who held any advantage over
<;abe Tucker. (Jabe often boasted that
the one consuming ambition of his life
wus to become the champion tough und
terror ot the cattle range, fa." drank,
gambled and fought, and was always
ready to engage ln a shooting sera peat a moment's notice, and on the least
provocation. And swear! Why, he
was simply eloquent ln the use ot profanity.
Hills- had no more respect for religion
than lie had for the dirt under his feet.
He derided aud scoffed everything of
. religious nature, and some of his
remarks were so bold and blasphemous
that even his cowboy companions
heard them with a creeping sensation
of awe aud fear.
Oue of Gabe's chief Sunday enjoyments was to come Into town, fill up
on whisky Mild proceed to break up
religions services. He would charge
up and down lu front of ihe building
v. here 'services were being held, yelling aud cursing In the most horrible
manner, nnd peppering the side of the
house with bullets or shattering the
glass from tii�� windows. Frequently,
when night services were being held,
ho would ride up to Ihe door aud proceed coolly and calmly to shoot out the
lights, one after another, until the con-
sjrt'gntion was left in perfect darkness.
Ot course the people of the town did
not approve of (iabe's style, and they
were generally agreed tlint his deviltry ought to be Stopped, but when it
came to stopping lt, that was another
uml ter.
Tidings went along in this way for a
long lime, but nt last one Sunduy a new
minister occupied the pulpit. He was
a young college graduate from somewhere cast of the Mississippi, rash,
Impulsive and liintcqtiiiinted with the
natures of lite untamed western cow-
hoys, in the oOut'SO of his sermon he
look occasion to speak of Untie Tucker's deviltry, and he denounced It In
uo uncertain terms. His audience listened iu astonishment und trembled
with fear for his safety. Well, (Julie
heard about tin? preacher's remarks,
snd lite next Sunday he rode up to the
church, tied his horse and went in and
took a seat among the congregation,
but well buck from the pulpit. He
sat quietly while the opening hymns
wore sung nnd a prayer was offered,
hut the congregation kept eyeing him
iiisplclously. Thc minister came forward, road a passage of Sc-rlpture. offered a few words of prayer nnd began to deliver his sermou. When he
had spoken a dozen sentences Uabe
suddenly arose nnd elriiwing his pistol
begun to plant bullets lu the lloor all
around the preacher's feet. The audience yelled and screamed and crawled
under the benches while the preacher
hopped and dodged ubout. scared wltli-
In ait inch of Ids life. It wns tin (Halting time and Gube was the only person
In the house who wus culm and cool.
He continued to lire his pistols until
he had but two bulls left nnd with
those he cut a little bunch of hnlr from
either side of the preacher's liend Jnsl
as a reminder of his proficient innrks-
mnuslilp. Then he went out, mounted
his horse, gave a series of whoops and
dashed away across the prairie. The
young minister went back east right
awny aud for a long while there wns
episode Just mentioned word came that
a woman preacher was coining to tlie
town to hold a protracted meeting.
When Gal>e hoard this news he vowed
up and down thai uo woman would
hold any meeting there.
Two or three days luter Gabe was
out on the range rounding up some
cattle. He was charging across the
prairie after a refractory steer, when
his horse stepped Into a prairie dog
hole, pitched over on his head, rolled
(lalie off aud fell on top of hlm. fracturing a leg and severely spraining his
It was impossible to give the injured
man proiier attention at the ranch, so
no preaching ln the town. Gabe's
fame had spread abroad, and preachers were disposed to give Wm a wide
berth. He boasted that be had broken
up the church nnd that there would
never be any more services ln the town
while he reiualued there.
In this, however, Gabe was mistaken,
for services were again held ln the
town, and Gabe Tucker was one of the
most regular, earnest and devout attendants. And It all happened In this
manner.   About three months after tbe
he wns conveyed to town and located
in a room at a little hotel. Now ut this
hotel there wns a lady boarder who
had come only the day before. She
wus not exactly young and pretty, yet
there was a wholesome freshness and
nn expression of goodness about her
thut made her very attractive. This
ludy took a great interest In Uabe from
the moment when she tirst saw hint,
and when she found that he had uo
one to nurse him she weut to the doctor and Offered her services. The doctor shook his head unci hesitated.
"The man needs a woman's cure."
he admitted, "but he's not worthy of
Its    He is a terrible character."
"In what way?" she asked.
"He is a tough. He swears, drinks,
gambles, lights."
The doctor went on to give a brief
account of (lube's life or deviltry. The
woman, Instead of being trlghieoed
from her purpose, was all ihe more
confirmed in it.
"If he Is thnt," she said, "there Is
the more need of throwing kind Influences ii bout hlm. Ills soul is us precious us any soul on earth, and it Is a
Christian duly to reclaim It If possible."
From that duy she visited (inbe,
bringing him dainty little morsels of
food and performing many small offices
to add to his comfort. She alwuys
brought a smiling face Into the room,
und she was unsparing with kind, consoling words.
At tlrst Gabe resented the woman's
visits, nnd she got little from him except dark scowls and a few mumbled
words In reply to her cutest Urns. She
took no notice of his ungracious conduct, or at least appeared not to, uud
continued to treat hlm with the same
uniform consideration.
After a while her kindness begun to
tell ou hlm, und she saw il, though he
tried to keep It secret. She saw that
his face brightened when she enine Into the rcHiui, and that he listened eagerly lo her words, however much he pretended not to.
At lust there came a time when Gabe
could mask his real findings no longer,
and In his rough, brusque way he
pOUWd out his gratitude to his nurse.
"I have often, wondered," he sold,
"who and what you are. Won't you
tell me?"
*T am afraid I should lose your esteem If I did that," she replied.
"I belong to a class of people that
you don't ilke, so I have heard."
"I don't care what you belong to, you
are an angel, and I will never think
less of you than I do now."
"Then I'll tell you. I am a preacher."
Oabe wns staggered for a moment,
then he milled to his promise and kept
It. More than that, when he was able,
he attended the protracted meetings
the woman was conducting. Attended
because she asked blm.
The result over It all was that he got
religious and fell ln love, or perhaps tt
would be more proper to say tbat he
fell In love first aud that led to the other. Tbe curious thing was the preacher
loved blm and married him, and that
he became her helpmeet In her ministerial work.-UHca Globe.
Pome Think It Dcurudlng to  Ride la
Caramon Street Car*.
"Thnt one-half of the inhabitants of
New York lniss uo conception of the
manner In which the other half exists
goes without saying," remarked a society woman recently, "but I never realised how differently the lives, habits
and occupations of the rich of our own
differ from those of 'nous outres,' who
are ouly moderately well off, until the
other day, al a sort of drawing-room
debating club thut wc smarted tills winter tbe various methods of transit were
under discussion, when Mrs. .Midas,
who wns my uelghbor. said to me:
"'I cannot spoilk from experience la
any of the milliters, for I have never
betn in u public conveyance la my life,
exteix, of course, the railroads.'
'"Do you mean lo say.' 1 exclaimed,
for I could nol realize that a woman of
50 yenrs of age, living in New York all
her duy��, could, whatever might be her
condition, really live so far apart from
the great mass of her fellow creatures,
'that you have never lieen in an omnibus or a street car?'
" 'Never,' she answered.
"'But tdie elevated railroads,' I persisted. 'What do you do when yon
wish to go a long distance?'
" 'I drive,' she replied, looking mildly
astonished. 'Surely you do not climb
those stairs and go Into those awful
"No wonder thai Ihese jioople feel as
if they were made of different clay
from the rowl of humanity. No aristocrat ln Kurope could hold herself more
proudly uloof from the hoi pollol than
do such women who by the power of
money and the money alone nre thus
iilieuiitcil from their kind. Such eluss
distinctions between those who have
and those who have not, based upon
nothing but sordid considerations, are
undoubtedly widening the breach l��e-
tween  the  rich and  the  poor  In  this
"They mean well, these rich women,"
snid a hard-working philanthropist
who had devoted years to the peoplt
and their needs, not merely bodily, but
socially aud Intellectually. "And we
greatly need Ihe money that they give,
but I do wish tbey would not drive
dowu to our clubs with llielr carriages
und footmen. 1 do'not like to say that
it was Inappropriate and tended to destroy rather thnn foster the feeling of
friendship and self-respect that we are
trying to have established, but I tried
to suggest lo Mrs. OtOOSUS, who has
taken so much Interest nud donated
such a large sum to our library, thut It
would save her so much time If she
came down In the 'I..'
" 'My dear Mr. T.,' she excluimed. "1
would not go Into one of those slums
for the world without .lohn nnd
Thomas to protect mc,' a remark which
showed how hopelessly ignorant she
was of the real inclining and scope of
our work."���New York Tribune.
Will Hay "Mueluin."
Henceforth the employes of an Eastern railroad company who have occasion to address women patrons of ths
road will use the word "Madam," Instead of "lsudy," a change that educated persons will appreciate, Whatever
the reasons that dictated it. One of
Ihe company said by way of explanation: "lt has become a growing and
very notieeublc evil���among the conductors particularly���of late that worn
eu palrous of the road were addressed
as 'Mrs.,' sometimes as 'Miss,' not Infrequently as 'Lady,' aud occasionally
as 'Madam,' aud It wns often the case
tliat the person addressed ns 'Mrs.'
should have been addressed as 'Miss.'
If strict propriety were observed, nnd
vice vena, and individual complaints
of such cases have been reported. By
the adoption of a uniform greeting,
such as 'Madnin,' it relieves the conductor and motormiin of the responsibility or distinguishing between 'Mrs.'
ami 'Miss,' and at the same time prevents any possible offense being
Mii Ice a Fly Look Twelve Miles i,onff.
l'rof. Elmer CJntcs, of Washington,
says he has worked out a process hy
which Objects can be magnified to s
Hie 800 times greater Hum by any of
the uilcroM'o|M>s now In use. Ills invention, be claims, will revolutionize
microscopy, and will advance science
lo a point hitherto unheard of. His
discovery, he says, will be of special
value In bacteriology ami the study of
tlie cellular tissues. The professor declares that he has succeeded where all
other scientists have failed���In discovering a way by which thc magnified
linage projeoted on a leiissc can be magnified by a second as If it were the
original object. To do this has been the
aim ot scientific photographers and
mlCTOscoplsts for many yeans. Prof.
Gates does not tnke the public Into his
confidence sufficiently to divulge the
details of his Invention, but he says he
will be ready to give lt to tbe world In
a few weoks. The iwwer of the new
Instrument Is mentioned ns 3,000,000
diameters.���Washington dispatch to
Indianapolis Journal.
The Moriesrn Chaperon.
"Oh, yes, I hire my chaperon by the
year and she costs me a   very   tidy
"She must be highly cultivated."
"She Is. She can jump, run and wrestle, and you never saw a cleverer woman with ber  lists!"���Cleveland   .'lain
Item* of Information Gathered From
��� Wide Area���Political Happen-
las* amd Industrial Notea���Crimen
and  Accidents.
The machine shops of the Union Pacific
at Uirtunie. Wyo., have been closed, and
all the employes discharged.
A 10 per cent reduction in wages hss
gone into effect at the Boston Company's
cotton mills st Waltham, Moss.
The Indian commissioners, in their annual report, say that there is evidence of
steady progress in Industrial pursuits and
education among the Indians.
Edward T. Price, aged 47, a prominent
and wealthy business man of Lexington,
Ky., committed suicide by.shooting himself in the forehead. He was despondent
over ill health.
The latest election returns in Ontario
show the liberal government hss been sustained by a majority of three. The figures sre 48 liberals, 43 conservatives, one
patron and one independent. There is
one constituency yet to hear from.
Augustus St. Qaudens has deserted
America for Kurope. His studio in New
York city, which he has occupied for 18
years, is for rent in the future, and
the famous sculptor will make his home
in Paris.
Fire has destroyed the large flour mill
of Cargill and Fall st Houston, Minn. The
capacity of the mill was 750 barrels a day.
A large quantity of wheat, flour and other
mill stuffs was destroyed. Several Milwaukee and St. Paul cans on the track
were burned.
In the case of a bequest to the Smith
simian Institution the supreme court of
the United States hits decided that a man
cun bequeath property, thc title to which
is in his wife, where she holds it simply
as a trustee for him.
Peter Christiansen, a wealthy and eccentric farmer living near Sacramento,
Cols, died a few weeks ago. It develops
thut he left tt will which was in the custody of a Kan Francisco lawyer, who hss
since died. The lawyer's executors mailed the will to Christiansen, nnd it is now
in the deud letter office, whence it will be
reclaimed and probated.
The largest mortgage ever filed In Kl
Paso county, Col., has been placed on record in tho county clerk's office at Colo-
redo Springs. It was filed by tho Chicago,
Rock Island & Pacific railroad and is for
the sum of $100,000,000 in favor of the
Central Trust company of New York, to
secure the payment of certain bonds. Thc
mortgage is on the railroad and its equipment
Snn Francisco reports that the fear of
drought and failure of thc crops, which
had given a gloomy color to reports from
the interior during the latter end of winter, have been in a great part dispersed
hy thc recent ruins. So opportune were
they that now far from feeling apprehension the agriculturalists of California are
in a most optimistic frame of mind, and
save in a few localities are contented with
the outlook.
Fred Mooro, the murderer of Tom Anderson, was taken from the county juil
at Senatohia, Miss., and shot to death hy
a mob of f>0 persons. Anderson and Moore
quarreled uhout some trivial matter.
Moore followed thc mnn and shot him five
times, afterward placing the body on thc
railroud track to hide the crime.
l.radstreet's says: February bnnk clearances, as reported to Hradstrect's, point
to an immense volume of business done
in thc country during the past month. Thc
total clearances, though naturally smaller
than slunuary's record in total?, are evidently so only because of February being
a short month. The total clearances,
though naturally smaller than January's
records in totals, were evidently so only
because of a holiday still further curtailing the time available for business transactions, for the reason thnt the average
daily clearances were larger than those
of .lunuurv, nnd the monthly total wns
heavier, not only than for any previous
February on record, hut larger thou most
months of normal years.
The executive committee of the republican congressional committee Is announced as follows: Representatives Hull of
lows, Cannon of Illinois, Mercer of Nebraska, Senators Proctor of Vermont,
t.nllinger of New Hampshire, Wilson of
Washington, Representatives McClear of
Minnesota, Isoudensliigcr of New Jersey
and Pearson of North Carolina.
The house committee on pensions has
reported favorably the Gibson bill, extending the benefits of the pension laws to
ex-confederates who enlisted in the union
army before September 1. 1804.
Experiments nre to be made in free mnil
delivery in Bucks county, Pa
Floods and avalanches have nearly destroyed the mining town of Monte Cristo,
state of Washington.
Capt tin Crowninshicld, chief of the bureau of navigation, is said to have secured the plan of Cuba's defenses.
The infantry nnd cavalry at Fort Leavenworth. Kan., have been ordered to be
ready to move on six hours' notice.
La Luchu. a prominent Havana newspaper, advises the Spanish government to
prepare for war with tho United States.
It is said that two Spanish detectives
have been watching the Holland submarine boat at the shipyard at Klizabethport,
N. J.
Of the $3,500,000 revenue of the state of
Wisconsin nearly $2,000,000 is obtained
from fees, of which the railroads pay over
Governor-General Karl of Aberdeen
Premier Sir Wilfred l.aurlei
Member o( the House of Commons, Dominion
Parliament, for Went Kootenay	
  Hewitt Hemlock
I.ieiit-cloverno Hon. T. K. Mclnnes
I'remler Hon. J. ll. Turner
Attorney General Hon. II. M Kberts
Com. of Lands and Works... Hon. li. B. Martin
Minister ol Mines and Education	
 Hon. Jas. Baker
Provincial Mineralogist Win. A. Carlyle
Members ol Legislative Assembly for West
North Riding J.M Kellle
South Riding J. F. Hume
Mayor Chas. W. McAnn
Aldermen���A. W. Goodenough, F. E. Archer,
J. D. Moore, G. Hartin, D. w. Moore, George
City Clerk E. E. Chipman
Police Magistrate Alex Lucas
City Marshal M. V. Adams
Assistant W. A. Milne
Auditor C. D. MrKensl*
Treasurer 8. H. Green
Assessor 8. P. Tuck
Water Commissioner R. A. Cockle
Health Ofllcer Dr. J. F. B. Roger*
City council meets every Wednesday at 4 p.m.
at the city hall, 4th street, between Front 8t.
and A avenue.
chief Hugh P. Fletcher
First Deputy Chief George Reld
second lU'i'iitv ( hiel John eHills
Third Deputy (.'hiel Geo. Whiteside
Secretary Archie Morris
Treasurer Gns Adams
Mining Recorder and Assessor-Tsr Collector
 John  Tlem
Collector ol Customs J. F. Miiuiouh
Hchool Trustees���August Carney, J. D. Moore,
G. O. Buchanan.   Principal    l'rof. Jas. Hislop.
General delivery open dally (Sundays excepted) Irom S a. in. until 7 p. m. Lobby open
Irom 7 a. in. to 9:30 p. in.
Malls lor despatch closed as follows: For
all purls ol the world every evening except
Saturday and Sunday, at 9. p. m.
Malls arrive from i'nlted States and laks
points dally except Sunday, at 9:30 p. m.
From ('. P. It. points and Slocan points, arrive daily except Sunday, at 4:00p. in.
Registration office open 8:30 a. m.. 6:30 p. m.
Money order office and Poatoffice Havings Bank
open 9 a. in. to lip. ui.
8. H. OKKKN, Postinaater.
Mkthodist CHiRcn-Cor. C. and Bth Bt. Divine services every Sunday at 11 a. in. and
7:30 p. ni. Sunday school at 2:30. Strangers
always welcome.
0. Aclt Proccnirb, M. A��� Paator.
I'Ki.siiYtkiuan Chcbch���Corner 4th street and
D avenue. Services every Sunday at 11 a. m.
and 7:30 p. ni. Sunday school and Bible class,
i:'M) p. m. Prayer meeting Wednesday evening sis o'clock. Free seats: strangers and
others heartily welcome.
Rsv. A D. MtH.iKH, Minister.
Church or Escn,ANi>���Southwest corner otc
avenue and 5th street. Services every Sunday at 11 a. iu. and 7:30 p. m. All ate cordially Invited. Rsv. C. F. Yatkk,
Mlssloner In charge.
H.ii-iisr c'liUBiii��� Services will be held In the
school house every Lord's day. Motiilug see
vice*, 11 o'clock: Sunday school and pastor's
Bible class Immediately alter morning aer
vice; evoning service, 7:30. All are cordially
invited lo attend.
Rsv. II. c. NswcciMBK, Pastor.
Catholic Ciiusch���Corner 0. avenue and 6th
St. No regular pastor al present. Occasional
services by special aunoiiiii'enieiit.
Masons-Kaslo bulge No. ill, A. F. and A. M),
meets llrst Monday in every month at Masonic hall over Green Bros.' store. Visiting
brothers cordially Invited to atteiul.
Hamilton Bykrs, W. M.
E. E. chii'MaM, secretary.
Masonic chaiter���Kootenay Chapter,R. A. M,
holds regular convocations on the second
Tuesday o{ each month in Masonic Hall,
Kaslo. Visiting companions arecordlally iu
vlted. E. E- Cmi'MAN, /..
Chas. Thumbum., Scribe K.
M accahkks Slocan Tent Nn. fi. Knights ol the
Maccabees, meets second and last Thursdays
oieach month at Livingston's hall, Kaslo.
Visiting Knights cordially Invited.
Moss Holland, Vi. A. Davies,
Keeper ol Records. Commander.
FoBEsTF.BS���Court Kaslo No. 3887, Independent
Order ol Foresters. Meets 2d and 4th Fridays
oieach month In Livingstone's Hall. Visiting brethren are cordially Invited.
Norman McIntubh, W. B. strathkrn.
Recording Secretary. Chlel Ranger.
Physician and Surgeon.
Graduate Trinity University, Toronto, Ont.,
.Memlier of College ol Physicians and Surgeons,
Licentiate of the II. C. Council. I .ate of New
York Hospitals uud Polyclinic. Office at Ilea-
pint!, cor ftth snd B, Kaslo, 11. 0.
Notary Public,
st\rbitrator, Assignee
Conveyancing, Etc
Over Lumout A Young's Book Store, *
Jeweler and Optician,
Reco Avenue, Sandon, 11. 0.
Mrst J. S* Johnstone*.���
Embroidery and
Mantua Making.
A Avenue, west of Pacific Hotel,
0_P*New Nickel Tubs.   Tickets good
for three baths, $1. MR. DOLE OF HAWAII.
Be la a Hercules In Size and aa a
Young Man tVaa a Wonderful Athlete
-Hia Mind Ia Judicial Knther than
Personality of ll President.
The visit to this country of Knnford
B. Dole, President of the Hawaiian
r.'i ni bib. centers attention ou this remarkable man und In the Chicago
Times-Herald II. S. Cnnlield discusses
In a very entertaining luannei' some of
his chanicterlstlcs. The tirst thing
nbout hlm. says .Mr. Ciuiflcld, Is his
nine. The President of the Hawaiian
republic ls six feet two Inches in
height. He is about <Hi years of age,
liut he has not taken on tlesh. He Ik as
(trim as a man of 80. He is nd mini lily
proportioned- broad-shouldered, deep-
chested, thin-Hanked ami long of limb.
One cannot help thinking In looking at
bint that such Isuie and sinew were
wasted on the supremo bencli. A weak
men can sit still and think as well as
another. Hole would have made an
Weal head for a bwuxllng lwrty. Properly trained, he could have attained tn-
toniiitlonnl reputation In the prise ring.
He is, or rather ha.s been, n giant of a
man. Twenty years ago his strength
must have been enormous. So far as
physiques   no.   hu Is   not   the  largest
1 Bhe Threw  a Silver Dollar  In Where
Coppers Were Miaainm.
The blind womnn sat at the.cornw
of two of the busiest of the downtown
streets. The hour was late, but
throngs of people were passing. The
! electric light glared Into her sight-
| less eyeballs and made them ache.
| Now and then she pressed them wear-
i Ily with her baud, but she stuck to her
post. It had been u bad day for her.
The men and women who hurried
by paid no heed to her. Tbe tin cup
put helically held out was empty. No
coppers rattled into it. The sky was
gloomy and drops of rain fell now and
then. They hung upon the back of her
extended hand and on the black shaw
with which her head was covered. She
was an old woman���past 00. She had
been a mendicant loug enough to become used to failure. Her face show
ed uo disappointment at her 111 success. It was stony in Its apathy, it
was of an Irish type. One could tell
without asking thai her husband and
sous were dead loug ago. She was
living on because her religion forbade
self-destruction and she belonged to
8 race I hat seldom commits self-murder. Perhaps life was dear to her ufter all.    Who knows'/
It  was near to 11 o'clock and she
listened  with something like Interest
I to the tread of the many people from
HI.I.V    ii��� :,���:,,!���   of I the theaters and  hurrying    to    their |
tbe counties in Ireland SUf-   twin*.   They did not notice her.   The
feted   from  crop  failures | doleful    notes of    her    hand    organ
Central Hotel
loteL        |
Front St. Kaslo.       f
Building and   Newly   Furnished
A Kirst-Class Bar In Connection.
Kaslo, B. C.
..Rates $1 00 and Upwards...
ADAMS BROS., Proprietors.
liming Hie past season. Heavy
rains, long continued, heat down
the liny nnd rye crops and rotted
what Innl been cut.   From the
snnie Cause tlie potatoes fiiileel to
nature, and what Ihere were of
SANKOHtl   11.  DOLE.
living President, he Is the biggest Pres-
Ment the world ever saw. Spare of
(flesh as he Is, he weighs more than JlMI
Those who knew liim aa a boy, youth
and man tell iniiiiy tales of his prowess. The Kanakas of undiluted race
nre finely proportioned and well grown,
but Dole was swifter of fool than auy
���man on the I sin in Is. He handled wlili
out effort Heights that others could
noi stir. As u mountain climber he was
unsurpassed. I.Ike the natives of the
Hi tie group that lies lonely but smiling
in the heart of tbe Pacific, lie wus as
much at home lu the water as ou tbe
land. As a swimmer, diver and shark
fighter he held his own with tbe best
of them. Ills skill In aquatics made
hlm remembered at Williams College,
Massachusetts,  for  many    years.     He
MHS. IMll.K.
was supreme Judge of the Hawaiian
Islands, but Ids former college mates
��.nd those who came nfter hlm thought
of hlm only as a mighty swjtnmer, runner, Windier, wulker aud fighter.
The old Puritans tired big, raw-boned,
hardy men, ami Hole Is of Puritan
stock umlefiled. Ills ancestors lived
down New Bedford way, where they
believe In Medford rum and true religion. He possesses tho more salient
characteristics of the Puritan stock,
modified by a long life spent In an
easier clime ami amid an easier people.
He Is direct, positive, earliest, personally abstemious, grave of demeanor,
with little sense of humor, with a tendency to estimate observance above the
thing observed; very straightforward,
very moral, very hones* and very reverent. He hns lost the Puritan desire
to force others to his way of thinking.
He is not In any sense a missionary, or
an evangelist, or an exhorter.
He Is a handsome man even now.
Undersized cynics say that avoirdupois
is always more potent with the other
sex than brain, and there may be something In it. Hole had both tbe else and
Hie brain. His features are regular
and well molded, his head la rather
long, bat well shaped; hia cyea are a
liwtrous dark brown.   They art much
half-grow n, Im 11'-rot I cil toilers were afTcctcd with a blight that rendered llioin unlit
for food. From eating these diseased potatoes ninny persons have heen attacked
ivitli acute choleniic symptoms, nnd one case proved falsi. The Inhabitants of Ilie
western purl of the island have nothing whntever to full buck upon, ami unless Ilie | I.V-
(ioveriiiiient gives relief u reiietilion of the scenes of 1N71I uml 1.H47 may be expected. In tllengarilT the Inhabitants nlong the seaboard arc in �� state of deati-
tution, They arc attacked periodically with famine fever, and thev nre being
pressed for arrears of rent by Lord Ardllaun, trustee uf the laic Karl of Bantry'a
estate.   These arrears originally amounted to ��28,000, and were bought by ths
trustees for ��7,000, Having already collected ��12,000, the trustees nre now trying
to extort the remainder, Counties reporting the failure of crops aud u shortage
lu fuel are shown in black ou thc foregoing map.
aroused no sympathy. Of all the hundreds who weut by, tarrying with them
wealth, health, happiness and fashion,
not even one gave her a thought. They
passed unci as time went on the streets
became i|iiiel.
Suddenly from the side door of a saloon came a girl, who staggered Hiight-
She was a pretty girl, not more
Sole agents for Pabst Beer, Milwaukee,
Hotel and
Good  rooms ami good living.    Restaurant in charge ol Oscar Monson.
Front" Street,
too soft for n man. Hole could never
have been the loving and volcanic-ally
remorseful Lancelot, or the merrily
Jesting l.awaiiie, or Tristan of tlie fiery
heart and conscienceless desire: but he
could have been Arthur, who wns handsome ami good, ami, with ll all. something of a prig, it Is Charles Kendo
who In one of his lesser stories, The
.1111, makes his heroine faithless,
charmed from her equipoise by a mag
nine-en: beard which lielonged to a man
who should not have won her. When
she came within the sphere of Influence
of that torrent of hair she was power-
less. Hole's lieard is splendid. It Is
silken and brown, slightly tinged wlili
gray, and pours over his breast in
With all of his personality, however,
his rc|M>scful manner and suggestion of
Intent force, oue cannot talk to the Hawaiian President without realizing that
he wns not, ls nol and eviii never be the
real leader of the revolution and the
forces which maintain the prese.it form
of government. He hns tbe Judicial,
not the active mind. He can plat), but
is not the kind which executes. All of
his previous life had unfitted him to lie
the man to strike the decisive blow.
He was ihe son of a school teacher and
was educated lit this country, where a
respect for the established order of
things was ground Into him. He wns
a lawyer until culled to the bench, and
was on the bench until a short time
previous to l.lliiokalant's overthrow.
He was made President because of his
lifelong reputation for an unswervnble
rectitude. No man could say aught
against blm. He was a representative
of the purer and better life of Hololulu.
He was known also to posses- some ad-
Ihan 18 years old, and dressed In gaudy
clothing, "'at was expensive and yet
seemed cheap. A Hood of light poured
about ber as she Stood In the doorway
and showed a wayward wisp of browu
hair that fell across her cheek.
"lioocl-night. Bill:" she called guyly,
and lurched down (lie sidewalk.
She hummed a rag-time song ns she
walked a loug. The face was reckless,
but uot bard,   She winked Impudently
Bar and Billiad Room
in connection.
Boom, from |2 per week up.   Newly
furnisbtd throughout,   Electriot lights
inlnistratlve ability.    He  was.  In  the
vernacular of polities iu this country, a
"*i,fp " ���"   Therefore he wus honored I at a grinning policeman who met her,
and made fa limits. stopped to stare into a restaurant win-
Mr. Pole wus n lec-ted President aa  dow, lingered In front of a saloon and
many    suppose,    lie was proclaimed ( deliberated  whether   she    would   or
,'mtl,1  "ml ""' proclamation    was   ���<)U|(i not 1nkp Mll���thel. urink  ,lp(M,lcU I ���ext door to Post Office.  KASLO, B. C.
ratified by the "American party."   By 1 ,i,at ���-,,,, would not and so came to the I ~	
ihe Hawaiian .���oust I tut Ion he holds of    blind woman on the comer.
lice for six years.    His term expires i|lt '
la o'clock midnight Decembei BJ, 1900.
If annexatloi.   fails.  Thurston.  It     Is   ,ric light, still gla.vd. her face softened. ;
She stood  for a   moment and  gazed.
With a woman's quickness she took In
���very detail of the shabby attire and i
all the long record of patient suffering
written In the thin, wrinkled cheeks.
"Thank Hod," she said unconsciously [
aloud, "niommer Is dead."
When she
saw the lieut form, the gray hnlr nml
red, sightless eyes, Into which, the elec-
llieiught, will be the next   President of
Ihe Islands. j
This Was a Truly Wise Owl.
Owls are. by common consent, adjudged to lie birds of III omen: but nhore
is au engineer on the Santa Fo road
who thinks otherwise, line morning,
as the east-bound overland was pulling
She stopped,  unfastened    a    flashy
green purse with gold gilt trimmings,
though .'he mountains near Albuuuet- I fook     ,     ������_���. doUar ���n<J
que. ,\. M., a big born lieukwl owl do��h   '
Finely Furnished Throughout; Dining Roos.
Servlc-jriicxcelled: Bar (Stocked With
choice Liquors and Cigars.
ed against tbe front window of the cab
with such force as to break Hie glass,
the bird dropping dead at the engineer's
feel. The mau was superstitious, like
most railroad men. aud Immediately
ste.p|s'<i the train and sent a i.rnkeman
ahead to see If the way was clear. The
brake.nan returned and rcpoi-icd a landslide across the track in the mountain
patse. 200 yards ahead. Men were sent
out to clear tbe track and In doing so
they found another owl, no doubt mate
to the flrst, caught ln I lie crotch of an
uprooted tree, crushed to death by Ilie
fall. The engineer had both owls
stuffed and tbey now ornament his can,
because he thinks they are mascots.
Into the empty cup. The blind one
started at the heavy clink of the coin
and raised her hand In a muttered
Irish blessing. Then she hurried away
with lowered face and was lost iu the
shadow of a tall building.
Instructors in elocution may teach a
man bow tn talk, but unfortunately not
what to suy.
The building which the United Stutes Government is erecting for the Transrais-
sissippi and International Exposition at Omaha occupies the place of honor on tiie
grounds. It fronts on the lake, facing thc main group ot buildings, and its colossal
dome will tower far above all tbe other buildings. Apart from thc advantage given
It by its position, the building will rank well at tbe front on account of thc beauty
ot Its architecture and decorations. Like many of the other buildings, it partakes of the classic style, tbe Ionic order having been used, it will be built in
throe sections, the wings being separated from the central structure by colonnades, connecting with the agricultural building on one Bide and the fine arts building on the other side. The two finest features are to be the dome and the main
entrance. The entrance, which faces the center of the basin, will be reached by
a broad flight of steps and through a colonnade. On either side sre to be placed
pavilions furnished with richly decorated domes. The whole decoration of the
entrance will be done in colors, and a very rich effect will in this nay be secured.
The great dome will be capped by a heroic figure modeled after "Liberty Enlightening the World," and tbe electric Illumination of Liberty's torch will be one of
tbe most striking features of the exposition grounds at night The height ef ths
torch above ths ground will be 178 feet
The Force of a Word.
She was a maiden
Of Boston's elect.
Exceedingly homely,
But very correct;
Visiting suntie.
While in New York
Tried to improve on
Everyone's talk.
He was a chuppie,
Plenty of money,
Often by accident
Said something funny;
"What's thai you said?
Hated the shopping?
Oh. by the way.
Where are you stopping?"
A sneer on her face,
A look uf disgust;
"I'm slaying with auntie,
Not stopping, I trust-.
Pray, what could 1 slop?
The meaning you bide."
'���Perhaps 1 was thinking
"Of clocks," he replied.
���From a Hook of Columbia Verse.
Cold  Everywhere.
"TbdW is gold everywhere," said the
superintendent  of the   United    States
assay olllce.   "Why. If you were to go
right out there on Wall street and dig
a lot  of dirt  from under the paving
blocks and go at it with a pan you'd
wash out geld, but It wouldn't be 'pay
dirt.'   There wouldn't be enough of the
j yellow stuff to pay for the trouble' of
s rocking the pun.    The entire Appala-
| cliltiu chain   of    mountains,    running
! from Labrador away down into Oeor-
I gia   and   Alabama,   abounds  In  gold-
bearing rock, but ouly ln a few In-
| stances has It been found rich enough
i to pay for working."
She Fixed. It.
La ura���The epochs of time are
named after the greatest thing that occurs during the period. For Instance,
we have the Iron age, the electrical
age, aad the steam age.
Nonie���I think this la the kiss age,
then.���Pittsburg News.
A woman's Idea of true nobility Is to
offer a woman her new winter dress Mt
copy tbe style.
The Revere, ** <*
J. M. BLAIKIK, Prop.
Finely furnished rooms, hard finish,
everything new, electric lights.
A avenue, Kaslo, B. C.      P. O' box 44.
Telephone No. 3.
A Complete Hotel.
...Mrs. H. Y. Anderson.
Kormerlv of the Columbia Hotel, Kaslo.
Jill IE.
Kuskonook, 6. C.
Otherwise Armstrong's Landing and
Goat Kiver Landing.
We cater especially to the
traveling public
By D. A. CARR,
Kuskonook, B. C.
Formerly of Butte Hotel, Kaslo, B.C.
Finest table on the
east side of
Kootenay Lake.
_M_H_______l_____i Published Every Friday at kaslo, h. o.
By Thc News Publishing Company.
Subscription $2.00 Per Annum in Advanco���Advertising
Ratos Made Known on Application.
MARCH, 1898.
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Probabilities ^~^a Probabilities of a war between
n* Spain and the United States,and in-
17    .1'       \X7 oldontally the embroiling of sever-
r OI <- l.-,Il VV dX�� aj 0i^v powers, appear stronger at
the present writing than ever before. The United States
congress hns appropriated $;1().000.0OO for national defense,
to be expended ut tho discretion of President McKinley
and to remain available until June, 1899. Troops are being mobilized ut all Hie important points all over tho country and coast defenses are being put into proper shape at
every exposed point. U. S. Government agents are quietly getting options on all thfe available salable wai'BhlDl), including several tbat Spain hud ordered but could not raise
tho money to pay for.
On tbo otber band Spain is said to be recently receiving material aid from France, and expects sullicient backing from tlint power to mako a desperate light. Spain has
recently made a request on tbo United States government
to recall Consul (ieneral Lee from Havana, on account of
his alleged apparent sympathy with the Cubans, and also
requests tbat provisions sent as an act of humanity to the
starving Cubans bo sent in merchantmen, rather than in
warships. President McKinley has refused to comply with
either of those requests, and his tone has such a defiant
ring that it seems to add fuel to the flame already kindled
by the De Lome incident and augmented by the destruction
of the U. S. battleship "Maine."
It would seem strange indeed if all the traditional national friendships of tho parties involved should be reversed In the apparently impending conllict. To soe
France, who stood by the United States during the revolutionary war, and Russia, who assisted the United States
during the civil war, both arrayed against the United
States, would be surprising indeed. Yet the drift of events
Roes to show tbat Japan, who wants Spain's islands in tbe
Pacific���the Philliplnes���will be ready to assist the United
��� States, and that Russia, who is suspicious of Japan's designs in the proposed partition of China, will resist the
Mikado's forces and thus indirectly at least resist those of
tbe United States.
In the meantime, it is gratifying to note that Great
Britain's position is one of sympathy toward the United
Stntes, and that the mother country is apt at least to extend ber moral support. And, indeed, it is not very un-
' likely that if Russia's moves should become too aggressive,
' Great Britain In safe-guarding her own interests might ally herself openly with the United States.
Of course, It is possible that there will yet be no war.
Greater war clouds than this have blown over. But It is
significant to note that with the past week or two,war posi-
bilities and probabilities have been reversed; that where
there was recently a war possibility, there is now a Btrong
probability of a conflict.
It is too much to attempt to forecast what may be the
outcome of such a war. On the surface, it appears as
though tho United States should quickly triumph and freo
Cuba, but if a general war should ensue with tho little
known possibilities of modern implements of destruction,
many international boundary lines might be wiped out.
IllipOrt   Dllty        In luC a��itation for relief for
��� q~ * the lead mines and lead smelt-
*^uh��idv  Whirh 0   ers of  Kootenay-   8tarte<l by
OUDsMUy, V> I.1CI1 :   M[.    Mathews  in  the  B. C.
News, in a recent interview, the question naturally arises,
Whieh is the better method���to levy a duty on Imported
lead bullion and load products, or to givo outr'ght, bonuses
for the establishment and operation of smelters horoV Either plan would be equally for the protection of home industry. Neither plan, however, is new. The fact that the
'_ subsidizing plan was once tried without the desired effect,
' Is no argument against Its re-trial when it is "understood
that tho former trial entirely miscarried of Its original
purpose. The subsidy,which to begin with was inadequate
in amount, was frittered away equally upon silver aud gold
smelting that did not need help, along with lead smelting
that did need help.
The whole question of protection and free trade will
be brought up In the discussion of this issue, and much old
straw will be threshed over. As tho Nelson Miner on the
one hand says: "Clap ou duties to lead and lead products
"so that Canada must use tho lead produced within her
"own boundaries, is the cry, regardless of the fact that by
"so doing the whole of the rest of Canada Is asked to pay
"more for its lead in order that Kootonay alone may beno-
"flt." Representing the other extreme tho Kootenaian
says: "The effect of such a measure, if adopted, would be
"magical. Every lead mines of Ainsworth camp would im-
"mediately resume operations; tbe Blue Bell mine, closed
"now nearly two years, weuld start up; half a dozen Slocan
"properties would come back to life, to say nothing of the
"dozens of undeveloped 'big things' which would be given a
"value. The coming summer would bring the liveliest
"times Kootenay has ever seen, as there would then be no
'lack of opportunity for safe and profitable investment and
"there would be a great rush after the now practically
"worthless properties."
Probably the truth lies half way between these two
extreme statemunt*. Por instance,the people of Ontario,
whose oil weUs-today are suffering at the'ha'Mts) of the
standard Oil Trunt of the United States, muuh as kootenay
is suffering from tho U. S. load trust, are calling upon the
Dominion government to impose an import duty ou kerosene to permit their home industries to livo. Would the
poople of Kootenay all willingly consent to p_y 25 per cent
more for their kerosene in ordent.i protect the Ontario oil
wells, or at this distanee, would a government subsidy appear bettor? Tho United States is distinctly a protective
nation, but it frequently protects by other methods than
duties. Witness the large bounties paid for the establishment of boot sugar factories.
When the Dingley tariff bill wont into effect last Jnly.it
doubled the tariff on lead ore and increased tho tariff on
lead bullion by over 40 per cent. The Canadian load minor
must now pay nearly 00 per cont of the value of his lead to
market it in the United States, which is of course exorbitant and demands relief. Canadian duties in return aro
merely nominal on lead bullion and lead products.
Yet those who say that we buy back our own lead from
the United States exhibit an unfamiliarity with the subject. Owing to cheap labor in Mexico and cheap water
transportation, Moxican lead largely supplies tho Canadian market. And it could continue to pay the duty of 15
per cent demanded by Canada and still undersell Canadian
lead in its own market.
Let there be relief in some form for thc lead mines and
smelters of Kootenay, but let no man feel so cook-sure that
his is the only plan, that none other is worthy of thought.
The ladies of the city deserve much credit for the success of thoir entertainment for the benefit of that very
worthy Institution���the free reading room.
The Miner and Electrician of Spokane comes to our
table transformed from a monthly into a weekly and ropleto
with mining news and talk. Percy V. Godenrath, formerly
of Calgary and more recently of Nelson, is the new editor.
Tho Nation is the title of a new paper published every
Saturday at Victoria. No name stands at the head of its
editorial columns, but the style so strongly resembles that
of the Nelson Economist, that it is a safe guess to say that
D. M. Carley, until recently editor of that paper, is sponsor
for the new one.
The report of the Honorablo Secretary-Treasurer in
Kaslo, of the Victorian Order of Nurses, publishod in another column, is a gratifying testimonial of the liberality
of the people of Kaslo to the founding of a noble and worthy institution. May many Florence Nightengales be developed therefrom.
According to thc Spokesman-Review, Spokano has an-
othor inducement to hold out to add to its supremacy. It is
that it would bo a safe place to live in case of a Spanish
war. This is almost as unique as its recommendation of
the Spokane route to the Yukon, in whieh the chief attraction waa that thoro was uo danger of shipwreck.
In tho death of Chief Justice Davie, British Columbia
in general and Kootenay in particular loses a valuable
friond. Much of the railway development in Kootenay was
duo to the assistance which, with great faith, he induced a
timid legislature to grant to enterprises, the wisdom of
whieh has now boon abundantly proved. It was also he
who, in the face of a rapidly rising mainland movoment,
assisted to anchor tbo capital at the island city, Victoria,
by helping through the act authorizing the construction of
tho recently completed million dollar structure.
A. R. McDonald, part owner in the Lavina group near
the north end of the lake on Hamill creek, is in town. He
reports the property looking well aud brought a brick of
bullion along to vouch for it. The main tunnel is now in
150 feot at a depth of 125 feet. The vein has fleen cross-cut
in two places, a distance of 20 to 30 feot. He will start an
upraise to the surface early in April. Tunnel No. 2 is in
40 feot.   All work has fully justified mrface expectations.
Mr. McDonald reports a steady storm for 23 days from
Feb. 3 to 25 inclusive. The Clinton and McLaughlin properties near by are looking well. Mr. Clinton accompanied
Mr. McDonald down, and both were capsized In a row boat
near Argenta, but got out safely being near to shore.
D. C. McGregor is preparing the plans for Alderman
Archer's new building to be erected corner,of 4th and
Front. It will be a two-story frame fronting 50 feet on
Front street und 82 feet on 4th. It will contain four store
rooms���-throe 10x50 ou Front street and one 24x50 on 4th Bt.
The second floor will be used for offices and will contain 12
or 14 rooms. The work will begin about the latter part of
next month and will cost between $8,000 and $0000. The
city buildings will bo removed.
Al Gwlnn was brought down from the Montezuma mine
last Wednesday, to Dr. Rogers' hospital, the victim of a
painful accident. Ho was working on the wire tram between two ore buckots, trying to secure the upper bucket
which was poorly fastened, when it broke loose carrying
htm down to the other bucket and crushing him between
them. He lost a finger under tbe trolley, mashed his knee
cap and broke his nose. His Injuries are painful,not serious.
T. H. Brltton and R. W. Bryan, formerly of Kaslo, are
said to hove cianged places, Mr. Bryan probably going
east to tbe Fergus Falls division and Mr. Brltton taking the
assistant general supei-intendency of the Great Northern
for the western division with headquarters at Spokane. The
latter Includes all Hues westot Minot, N. D.
Hon.- Frederick Peters of Victor}*, ex-premier of
Prince Edward's Island and }aw partner bit Sir Charles
Hlbbert Tupper, was in Kaslo yesterday to attend meetings
of the Montezuma and Dardanelles Mining companies. He
relurned this morning. The B. C, News acknowledges a
pleasant social call' from Mr. Peters.
All Winter Goods!
In the Men's Furnishing Line at Greatly
Reduced Rates to Make Room for a Large
Call and. See Our
But do not get the idea that our Grocery Department is
losing its grip, even if we do not talk, about it much. Our
usual fine Stock of FANCY and STAPLE GROCERIES will be Kept to the Bighest Mark.
Sandon.       Ainsworth.
jXjood Advertising Medium
Character j
Price and Circulation j |
Tlie mil ! ISH  CUI.I'M IS I A NKWS ls the leveling,
must eurefuHy edited, ihohi reliable, belt lowing newspaper in tlie Kootoiiny Lake1 Country.
Price In cheap conatntent
villi circulation, which
a thc largem iu Kanlo.
Paint YOUR House!
������ Along With Your Spring Cleaning	
I Have all the Colors in Paints.
Elephant White Lead.
Best Quality of Boiled Oil
And Turpentine.
Hamilton Byers, k��Ani'on
A Guaranteed Union Made Cigar.
Ask Your Dealer for It.
See F. E. Archer
The Pioneer Hardware Dealer
Front Street, Kaslo, British Columbia.
Largest and
Best Equipped
In the
Interior of
. . The	
(  Kootenay Lake
Saw Mill.
A Full Line of Building Material Constantly on Hand.
Lumber Rough, Sized, JJreswid, Matched; Shlnglea, Lath., Doors, Windows, Mouldings, Brackets, Turned Work, Glass, etc., etc.
On hand and to Order.   Agents in Nelson and Sandon.
���   - - - ��� -- f
Try a Good Smoke
and Nice Book
tClitara by the Box a Specialty. I handle all the heat brand* of
Holland Bros ��� Kaslo
S. Davi. & Sons Montreal
J.BruoePain Granby
W. R. Webster A. Co Sherbrook
Geo. B. Tuckett & Ron Hamilton .
Booki ��nd Cigars,        ���     ���     ���     -     ���     ���       Front StrMt, Kftslo, B. C. TO
Just Received.     Price GO cts.
Lamont 6t Young,
Books. Stationery and Wall-
papor, -   -   -   -  Kaslo, B. C.
Public improvements are progressing. A bulkhead of logs is being constructed in the cut on A avenue, and
the excavations are rapidly proceeding
for the piers of tho 5th street bridge.
Milwaukee Boor Ball.    If you leave
your orders for keg 'and  bottled beer,
it will be delivered free of charge.  *
OD. McPhail has returned from a several month's trip to Toronto.
The beer, ale and porter of the Kaslo
Brewing company are pure and wholesome. All these beverages are manufactured at home. *
For best rooms at lowest rates, go to
thc Colonial house, opposite the P.O. *
L C. Frost has opened a jeweler's stand
in Lamont & Young's book store.
The Steam Laundry is the placo to
have your work done right at a fair
price. *
A.|G. Fraser was up from Kuskonook
this woek.
The Steam Laundry under uow
management. Call and see them. Only first class work and the price is only
comraensurato with living wages.   *
Tho steamer Alberta will not make
hor Kuskonook run tomorrow.
A bachelor's social will bo given by
the young men of the Methodist church
next Tuesday evening at the church
building, (lames and refreshments
will bo on hand.    All are invited.
If you are "Out of Sight" havo your
eyes tested by O. Strathearn, the Optician, opposite poBtotlicc. *
Every one is invited to visit the
Steam Laundry. Soe whoro and how
no do the work, and get our new price
ist. *
Bost place to buy a watch, O. Stra-
thearn's. *
Manager Ryan of tho Autolno reports a striko of 18 inches solid ore last
Saturday in No. - drift at 200 ft. depth.
It assays .'130 ounces of silver and BO
per cent loud.
Milwaukee Beer Hall. Tho place
whore you get your money's worth. *
. Why send your washing to a Chinaman when wbito men will do it better
and cheaper'? Try the Steam Laundry
and be convinced. *
Kaslo  Browing  company's   bottled
>. beer delivered to any part of the city
Ter $2 per dozen. *
Eyesight tested free by O.Strathearn,
Jeweler and Optician, opposite postofflce. *
The Victoria mining claim located
last wook near Kuskonook and noted
in this week's mining records is said to
be an exceptionally rich prospect.
At the Milwaukee Beer Ha you
may always llud good miners, mechanics and laborers.
Tho finest and most complete test
case in the country for discovering defects of vision is used by.O.Strathoarii,
the Kaslo Jeweler and Optician, opposite postofflce. *
Among recent arrivals of the Kaslo
are E. C. Hughes of Seattle, R. T.
Cooper of Nelson, Jas. Fitzgerald and
wife of Sandon, G. P. Mitchell of Portland, Geo. P. Tournier of Woodbury,
D. C. Kurtz of Kokanee ereek and W.
R. Begg of Toronto.
Remember the Steam Laundry has
cut prices. Everybody can afford to
have work dono there now. *
Soo Walker, tho Tailor, for well fitting suits of the best material, at most
reasonable prices; 4th street, Kaslo,
B.C. *
J. Fred Ritchie and wife of Rossland
are requested at the Slocan.
When Polonlus advised his son,"costly thy habit as tby purse can buy but
not expressed in fancy," he had direct
reference to Walker, the Tailor. But
times have changed and good stylish
suits may now be had at Walker's at no
great cost.
Mllwaukeo Boer Hall. For the biggest schoonor of beer with the foam
on the bottom.   Ask for it. *
Miss Smith, well remembered here
in amateur theatricals, will loavo for
Revelstoke next week, where she will
accept a situation as business manager
of a millinery store.
Suite of 11 good rooms to rent cheap
second story, southwest corner of Third
and Front.   Apply In store below.  *
Mllwaukeo Beer  Hall.   Three bottles of beer 50c.    ( *
DRead Green Bros, new announcement
this week.
. Some bargains in silver plate art O.
Strathearn's. ,
Mrs. C. Doty and daughter Beryl will
leave for California next Tuesday.
TllilWaukee Beer Hall, comer Front
and Third streets, Kaslo,:B. C.   Free
lunch day anfl 'night.'''. Excellent  refreshments of home products. *
Read the News and keep ported.
Not ed Kaaio Couple Now I'laying Before
Spokane Audiences.
The fun of the past wook in Spokane
courts has been found in tho dramatic
events attending thu divorco suit of an
ill-assorted Kaslo couple. White Maria
McKinney has been attempting to get
the matrimonial bonds dissolved that
tied her to hor black husband Charles
McKinney. Tho case was throwu out
for lack of jurisdiction, the judge do-
cidintr that it belongs in British Columbia.
Tho couple have frequently figured
in tho police courts hero. When
taunted with iuability to support his
family, McKinney got up in cour. and
waved a roll of Canadian bills which
he claimed was worth $11,000. Ho also
attempted to abduct the little girl during tho trial.
f. N
A T. Co.'a Steamer Allierta Begins
Summer Runs Very Early.
The new summer time card of the
International Navigation & Trading
company ls at band, and goes into effect next Tuesday. The run of the
steamer (International Is practically
unchanged. The Alberta, however, Is
to extend Its semi-weekly Kaslo-Kusko-
nook run to Bonner's Ferry, Idaho,
there making connections with east
and westbound Great Northern trains.
Tho Alberta will leave Kaslo each
Tuesday and Saturday afternoon at 5
o'clock, will touch at all lako points,
reaching Kuskonook at 10 p. ra. and
Bonner's Ferry at 8 o'clock the following morning. Returning, the Alberta
will leave Bonner's Ferry, Wednesdays and Saturdays at 2 p. m., will
reach Kuskonook at 8 p. m. and arrive
in Kaslo an hour'after midnight.
Following ia thc list of letters remaining uncalled (or in tho Ksslo Postofflce since Ihe last
Hat published over date of Maich 8,1898:
Anderson, Jno.
Bostom, Jno.
Aiil.liertin, A.
Brown, Miss Ella
Bishop, J.S.
Clark, D.
Dcspiirdins, Blanche
Davis, J.
Eriekson, E.
Fitzgerald, Jno.
Hough, Tom
Johnson, Ed
Johnson, CsrlO.
Kendall, Dan
Mlllor, J. A.
Malono, Thos.
Mc.Aleur, A. J.
Mcintosh, D. W.
I'earco, O.
Ilowayne, J. W.
Moan. A. B.
White, Mis. A, T.
Bergstrom, W.
Clark, \V.
Dawson, Mn. J.
Davidson, Vi. H.
EdwnrdSs Has.
Fisher, W. H.
Hooker, Mrs. M.
Johnson, W. D,
Kerr, K._
Longhery, Jno.
Mlkclson, M.
Mai >ln, Nols
McDonald, A.
Neal, Wm.
Kirchel, F.
Simpson, 0. It.
Thorny, (leo.
Watson, Maud.
Kaaio, B. C.
March 10, 1808.
For iiiu'bi.Iiih In eUrocerlee,
Go to J. B. Wilson's. Ho handles
all staple linos, as well aa fine grades
like Chase & Sunburn's coffoes and
Upton's and Tetley's teas.
House Adopted a BUI to Prevent Favoring; One Metal.
Frankfort, Ky., March 4.���The house
of representatives has passed an act to
prevent the making of a contract payable in gold, and making such a contract null and void.
Dr. S. Atwood Smith of Louisville
introduced the bill and warmly advocated its passage. It is substantially
a copy of the Nebraska law and pre'
vents the discrimination of either met
al against the other, and declares both
gold and silver legal tender ln payment
of debts on exactly the same terms.
Report of the Hon. Sec'y-Tres'r. and
List of Subscribers.
To tho Editor B. C. News,"
Dear Sir���Will you kindly publish
tho enclosed list of subscribers to the
Victorian Order of Nurses.as the local
committee has now forwarded a draft
on tho Bank of B. N. A. here for the
amount collected,with interest, $111.90,
to Hor Excellency tho Countess of
Aberdeen, for transmission to the
treasurer, Mrs. Edward Griffin..
It may interest subscribers and the
gonoral public to know that Her Excellency has written to say that the
Provisional Committee "has agreed to
use three-quarters of the contributions
for the localities in which tho money is
raised." Youre Truly,
S. Helena Nash Keen,
Hon. Sec.-Treas.
Kaslo, B.C., March 10, 1898.
.Victorian Order of Nursea,
The following subscription  list was
opened at Kaslo, B. C, March 9. 1897.
Name.                                       Amount.
O. T. Stono  $5.00
H. A. Cameron  5.00
C. F.Caldwell  1.00
A. T. Garland  2.00
.loht} Sherman  1.00
H. Giegerich  5.00
J. L. Peirce  1.00
Alder Bishop  1.00
H.McIntvre  1.00
Noil F. Muckay  1.00
John F, Kennedy  1.00
Albert P. Smith  1.00
James Chisho'm  1.00
David W. King  1.00
A. W. Goodenough  2.00
S. H. Green  1.00
O. IJ. McKenzie  2.00
John Keen  5.00
George M. Morphy  2.00
A. Wheallor  2.00
II. Byers  5.00
George Mineellv  1.00
Burdick* King  1.00
J. B.Wilson  1.00
Charles J. Kapps  2.00
Edward Day Twiss  5.00
R. Strathern  2.00
Cockle & Papworth  2.00
E. E. Chipman  1.00
Fletcher's Corner  2.00
Mrs. C. E. Doty  1.00
C. A. Wright  2.00
C. L. Fetters  1.00
Caleb A. Freeman  1.00
ohn M. Miller  1.00
G. Gerrard  1.00
A. Leslie  1.00
D.P.Kane  1.00
Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Kent  2.00
Mrs. H. Chapman  1.00
Peter McGregor  1.00
John F. Mcintosh  2.00
P. H.Walsh  1.00
Herbert O. Johnson  LOO
P. Burns & Co  2.00
Adams Bros  3.00
R. F.Green  1.00
F. E. Archer  5.00
Mrs. .1. H. Taynton  1.00
J. F. B. Rogers  2.00
Mrs. R. Ewin  1.00
Mrs. E. S. Milllngton  1.00
Mrs. Lawson  50
Mrs. Place  50
R.J. Stenson  1.00
H. Gillespie  1.00
James W. Taylor  1.00
James Nairn  1.00
Walter H. Moodie  2.00
Earl J. Scovil  2.00
C.W. McAnn  2.00
From Pilot Bay  3.00
Interest from Bank of B. N. A... 1.90
Total $111.90
Objeeta of the Order.
Tho Victorian Order of frurses In
Canada was founded last year in commemoration of the Queen's Diamond
Jubilee. The Quoon, herself, had indicated her desire that the celebration to mark the 60th yoar of her reign
should be associated with efforts towards rellovlng tho sick and suffering.
Tho load in this matter was taken in
Cauada by Her Excellency tho Countess of Aberdeen, who is president of
the Order. His Excollency the Earl
of Aberdeen, Governor General of Canada, is also a putron of the Order. Tho
object of the fund which has already
assumed very largo proportions, is to
train young women as nurses,., who
shall hold themselves In readiness to
do duty In any part of Canada, where
they may be called or sent. As already
noted, three-fourths of the contribution is available for use In the locality
where the money was raised.
Fnrnlenlng Wooila and I��ry Oooda at Coats
Men's clothing, boots and shoes and
a line of staple dry goods at cost at J.
B. Wilson's, Front street, Kaaio.
COURT OF A88IZK, Nisi Prlun, Oyer and
Terminer, and General Gaol Dcltvery.wlll
_   olden at the City of Nelson, on Monday,the
'21st day of March, Instant.
By Command.
Provincial Secretary.
Provincial Secretary's Office,
Ut March, IMS.
Just 4
IV A Large Stock of
Boots and Shoes,
From Best Canadian and American
Makers.   Prices to Suit the Times.
. Hen's Furnishings .
Are Also Fully Represented.
All the Lines of Staple and Fancy Groceries
are up to the Mark with Us, as usual	
Corner A Avenue and Third Street, Kaslo, B. C.
All Kinds of Fresh and Cured Meats.
Spring Is Almost Here.
Ask STEPHENSON for a bottle of Compound Sarsaparilla.   There is nothing
better for a Spring Medicine or Blood Puriffer.
E. E, STEPHENSON  The Kaslo Druggist,
Front Street, Kaslo, British Columbia.
It is possible to be too diligent in business and too persistent in advertising. An English paper tells of a lithographing establishment in .Manchester which recently received from a London customer a circular note announcing
the death of the head of the llrm. It was given to a clerk
with instructions to write a lettor of condolence In reply,
and this is what he produced: ''Wo are greatly pained to
learn of the loss sustained by your firm and extend to you
our heartfelt sympathy. We notice that the circular you
sent us announcing the death of the head of your firm is
lithographed by a London firm. We regret that you did
not see it in your way to intrust us with the wort. The
next time thero is a bereavement in your houe. we shall be
glad to quote you for lithographed circulars, and are confident that we can give you better work nt less cost than
anybody else in tho business."
More advertisements are nrliited today than over before In the world's history. Not many yoars ago the "ad"
copy was prepared in haste, the work being considered a
disagreeable task, to be dispatched and ovor with as soon
us possible. Today the merchant that advertises���and all
successful ones do���seeks to put up in form and matter an
advertisement attractive in appenranco and entertaining in
contents. The pains, the taste, tho originality, the different designs, the interesting matter, anil always and mainly
the bargains and novelties given and described, make the
modern ad ono of the most attractive, entertaining and valuable features, of every well regulated newspaper, and
which tn every persistent Instance becomes a thing of beauty and a joy of succeeding days. This is tho age of the ad,
one of the positive proofs that this is an age of progress.
Loungers on the boulevards have been treated to a novel spectacle, which has created no little amusement. As
they were strolling about, looking Into the shop windows,
several individuals attired in frock coats and tall bats.mak-
ing their appearance on the scene, went up to any of them
and bowing profoundly stood before them for several moments with bent and bare heads, and then departed without uttering a word. The fair ones were at first startled,
then smiled, and gazed intently on the men who had thus
politely and respectfully saluted them. What did it all
mean, the men began to ask, for they had not been favored
in a similar manner. A little dodging behind a group of
women to whom one of the  mysterious  promenaders was
g'aying his homage, led to a prompt solution of the enigma,
���ach of the gallant cavaliers was wearing a wig specially
contrived for the occasion,and on the top of the,head where
no hair was to be seen, weye printed in largo letters w'prds
announcing the approaehjng opening of a place of amusement. The bare head was bent a .sufficiently long time to
allow the ladies thus honored to read this novel and original advertisement.���.London Telegraph. CANADA'S FAMOUS ENGINEER.
William OkIIvIc. Know* All About
Klondike und lis Gold Field*.
Wllltn in Ogilvie, the great geodetic
const survey engineer of Oanada,
IcnfflvB more about the Klondike unci s
gold fioUls than most of the men who
taave already made fortune* out of the
YiiUcm dtecoverlea. As a matter of
twt, lt was Mr. Ogilvlo who told inuny
& jxior mun just where to ro and wlmt
lodoto make himself rich. He not only
knows the ins and outs of the Klondike
country, but he is familiar with nil
"the country over nn liiinionco tract lying between the Yukon and the Arctic
Ocean. He made several surveys of the
���boundary and he has always been
clever enough to get the disputed Ian,.
on the Britls'h side of the Imaginary
���line that separates Alaska from the
'British iH>ssessions.
.Mr. Ogllvle Is 52 years of ngo. lie
���was born on April 7,184ti, ln tlie County
��of Ilusseli. province of Ontaria. not
<muu.v miles below Ottawa, lie revolved an appointment under tlie gov-
WI1.1.IAM   lllill.VIK.
eminent of Canada as u surveyor In
1876, and ln October. 18.W, was appointed by the present government
chief clerk and astronomer in the ser-
veys branch of the depart men I of the
interior, wlilch position he still holds.
When the news of (lie rich deposits of
gold in the Yukon began to Spread lu
1805 lns|Hxix>r Constantino wan sent
Mwre with a deMiclmieni of mounted
poH<v. The greater perl of the mining
waa then being done on tbe tributaries
of Forty Mile and BlXty Mile creeks,
close to the one hundred and forty-first
meridian, and ll became nes-eessary thai
a definition of tlie Hue in this neighborhood should be had, and this work has
���Intrusted to Mr. Ogtlvie, who had been
couinilssloneil In 1887 lo produce the
Hue of the one hundred aud forty-tirst
uneepMtan, which, according lo treaty,
constitutes the boundary line between
Alaska and the Hrltlsii )s>sst>sast(>ns. In
1887 he went In over the Chilkoot I'ass,
making a mtcronome/ter survey from
the coast to the one hundred ami forty-
first mepcrMsHn. und then by a scries of
lunar culminations determlne-d the |m>-
tWUewi of lilie nicriillaii. finding that
Oudaliy and Forty Mile were both In
<1anad_��it terfttory. He left Ottawa
���gain tor the Yukon on June 10. 1811.%.
and dM not see home again until December, 1807, nltliough he came out
from Dawson City on .luly ir�� last.
While in the Klondike he made a survey of Dawson Olty in order that ii
should be properly laid out, snd acted
.as arbitrator In settling several of the
mining disputes ln cases where the dispute m* voluntarily agreed to refer the
unatter to Mm and abide by his decision.
Battle  Royal   Between  u   lira)' and a
Bald Eagle.
A man sat on the sands ait Cnpron lit
<et, opposite Fort Pierce, and adinlrcd
the graceful flight of an osprey. says
the Jacksonville Florida Cltlxen. Alsmt
fifty yards above the blue water, lie
wheeled on widespread iilnlons. iHreol-
1ug his course by a mot ion of his lull oi
a curve of the wing. Presently lie balanced himself, the wings shut ou the
laxly and he plunged Into a long swell
und rose with a flsh In bis talons. With
a scream of exultation he shook himself free of moisture, like s dog. and
(circled to attain sufficient altitude to
clear the woods.
But a fishing eagle, twice his weight,
'had seen the performainice, and answered the scream. He mounted to strike.
and the osprey, burdened ns he wns,
gave up the contest ami dropped the
fish. With a swing, the fisher turned
and caught lt and flew low to regain
the blasted pine and feast.
But out of the blue came another
scream nnd a dim spot detached Itself
from a cloud and moved straight on the
scene of action. Thc fisher heard the
cry of battle, and he knew he was lost
if the bald eagle struck hlm with a
swoop. Hastily he turned and flew almost directly upward, still holding 'lis
prize. The osprey soared hack with
shrill whistlings, as If he mocked the
efforts of the robber.
The bald eagle screamed again and
was answered by the gray. The bald
came with leveled head, like an arrow
���from the bow���the fisher still struggled
for an equal position. Then the bald
curved the forward edge of his great
tans and started downward. The gray
dropped the mullet and turned upside
down In midair, with beak and talons
ready.    The osprey caught tlie mullet
and sniled homeward.
Then the two groat birds struck with
a thud, distinctly heard below, though
they must have been half a mile In the
air. Feathers Hew as If you had ripped a pillow in a strong breeze, and
ns the two fell, It could be seen tlint
'he talons Of the bald straddled Ihe
body of the gray and were buried at
the wots of the wings. But thc gray's
beak tore at the throat of the bald,
while his claws were busy tearing like
the jaws of a wolf who liglls a hull-
dog. Their wings beat each either as a
goose tights, and they tumbled over ami
over, slantingly to the sea. As they
touched the water each broke its hold
anel made for the shore. The gray fell
in tiie edge of Ihe woods, the bald landed on a tree, nearly fell, and leaned
against the trunk for support as it sat
In the crotch.
Summary of Railway-Steamer Time
Cards from Kaslo.
Australia   Breeder   Will   Hlienr   Over
1 ,2.-1(1,<>(>(> Animals. This Season.
Samuel Mcl'auglu'.v, of ('ooiiong. Hl-
verlno, N. A. w., is tU' largest sheep
farmer In the world, ls>th us regnn's
numbers and, what is more Important,
(|tialily. lie is the most progressive
sheep farmer of the age, and has
brought his stock lo great perfection,
He shears 1,260,000 sheep this season,
and would have' had more, bul lost
260,000 In the drouth two years ago,
but thought nothing of It, as every
year he has between ..on,(K>(, and 400,-
(KKi lambs. At Toornk and Duulop, his
stations on the Darling river, he shea's
tlOO.Otvi sheep tills year. He bought
lliem from his uncle. Sir Samuel Wilson, and has developed them magnificently. There Is literally "watcv,
water, everywhere," what, with dams,
tanks and artesian wells: and all is
fenced In and subdivided Into [ind
docks. The area Is alvottt 1,600,000
acres in a ring fence. He hat also A
fine property in Queensland, c.n which
he ls shearing 400,000 sheep, 'lis 0oo-
nong station Is only his stud farm. It
Is only 41,000 acres In extern and he
has upon It 16,000 sheep of very high
quality, from which he sends annually
large drafts to Improve the breed oil
his other properties,
Mr. McCaughey is able lo tsuist, 'ts
one result of long-continued efforts,
thai he has increased the yield of each
of his own sheep yearly to the extent
of one pound of clean scoured wool.
Now, even at the present low range of
prices, a pound of dean scoured merino combing is not worth less than IS
pence, so that ll follows that this enterprising man has Increased his wesd
returns by upward of ��100,000 per annum. These victories of Mr. McCaughey are not merely "uo less," but "niiic'i
more" renowned than the sort of victories ihat are gained on Ihe northwest
frontier of India.
It was only fourteen years ago that
the owner of Oooiiong tlrst became
convinced of the value of the Vermont
breed of merino sheep. It was iu iss:i
that he purchased about a dozen of
this breed Of rams, which had beeu Imported Into Sydney. So convinced avis
he that he had. as it were, struck oil,
that three years later he visited the
Stales aud selected for himself 1U0 of
the finest rams iu I ltat Stale and the
following year the flock was added io
by a further Importation of IMlO more.
From thai time to the present almost
every year has found Mr. .YleOsughey
lni|H>rtlng more of these wonderful
creatures.   Leeds   Metvury.
Cody, etc., Kaslo A Slocan Railway trains
leave Knslo dally ut s n. m.; returning,
arrive at Kaslo ;;:.""> p. m. ,
Rosebery and Nakusp, lake K. A S. Ry.
from Kuslo to Sandon, and thence Nakusp A Blooan Railway, leuvlng Sandon
daily at 7:45 u. m.; returning, arrive ela.ly
i at Sundon at 4:55 p,  m.
Victoria and other main line uolntB on
(.'. P. R.. boat from Nakusp to Arrowhead, cars to Revelstoke, thence connect with east and west bound trains.
etc., take Steamer Sloean on Blocan lake.
connoting with Nakusp di Slocan Ry. at
lniul and Grand Forks, take thc Steamier
International from Kaslo dully at 5:15 a.
in., exeept Sunduy, making connections nt
Five Mile Point, near Nelson, with Nelson A Fort Sheppard Ry., then to North-
port. From Northport to epokune continue the railway, known south of
Northport as the Spokane Falls A Northern,   arriving   ut   Spokane  ut  6:40  p.   m.
For Rossland change at Northport lo
the Red Mountain Ky., arriving at Rossland at 3:10 p. m. Or, Rosdlund may be
reached from Nelson via Columbia &
Kootenay Ry. lo Robson, thence Iiy river
steamer to Trail, thence by Columbia. &
Western Ry. to Rossland. Or, Rosslaiiel
may be reached via Nakusp and Trail by
dally steamers down the Arrow lakes and
Columbia river.
For Grand Forks and Boundary Creek
points, tnke S. F. A N. Hy. from North-
port to Hossburg or Marcus, thence by
stage across reservation.
son, etc., I. N. & T. Co.'s steamer International leaves Kaslo dully, except Sunduy. al r,:45 a. m.; returning, leaves Nelson
at 5 p. m., arriving at Kaslo about 8:30 p.
Cs P. R. Co.'s Steumer Kokanee leaves
Kuslo elully, except Sunday, al 7:30 a. m.,
arriving at Nelson at ii a. m.; returning,
leaves Nelson at 4 p. m., arriving at Kaslo ul 7:31) n.  m.
etc.. (ake steamer Kokanee Monday.
Wednesday und Friday ut 7:110 n. m.. or 1.
N. A Ts Co.'s steamer Alberta Tuesday
und Suturduy at 6 a. m.; thence Iiy stage
to Fort Steele Wednesday and Saturday.
rviii.i: ok nisTiMns.
Kaslo & Slocan Ry.
���TIME CAM)���
From   Knslo   to   Surrounding   llnsl-
neaa Point*.
.Mile's, i Mllcn.
Whitewater ��� ..... n Alnswortli   is
Bear Isskc   SO Pilot Hay   20
MelliilKiui  StJIIulfour    ij
Kanelnn CI hours) 29 BftSOS   3K
Cody   91 NellOB  (4 hours) 42
Three Forks,   r.jVmir   (10
New Denver   MlRotMOS   70
BoMbery  llTrall   90
Silverton  4s Northisirt IT lira)....103
Hlocnn City   M Heim-lnnel (10 hours)..ISO
Nakusp 70 Houshum;   12!
Leir'l"   Ix'Mnn'ua  W0
Argenta  toldnind Wrku  ino
Duncan ctty at (ireenwoo.  192
Halcyon ilea Bpr'g*. M Anaconda  I9it
Arrowhead  IM I Boundary  200
Laurie !<��� Midway    2<il
Thompson! Landing.HI Bpokane (11 heiurH)..S3:'
Trom  Luke- City IS Kutekonook     .V)
Ferguson  IM iBedllngton (Kykerts) 77
Revelatoke e:M lira)..19.1 clout Htver   (15
Trains  Run on  Pacific Standard Time.
doing West. llally. doing  Kant
8:00a. in. l.v Kanlo Atv.'J-.HI p. ui
H::ifi a. 111. l.v South Fork..    Arv. Bill p, m
ll:3fi a. tn. Lv Bprdble'l .Arv.StU p. m
9:.')1 a. in. Lv..    Whitewater Arc.2:00 p. m
10:03a. m. l.v.      .Hear Lake...    Arv. 1:48 p. ui
10:18 a. ni. Lv Mrdulgau Arv. 1:33 p. 111
10:38a. in. l.v...Cody .luuctlon.    Arv. 1:1. p. m
10:.'i0B. m. Ar Saticlim Lv.  1:00tp. m
ROUT. IKV1NU, Superintendent.
Q. V. ii. H. A.
Navigation and Trading Co,, Ltd.
steaniers"Iiilernallonal"and "Alberta" on
Kootenay Lake and Kiver.
....TIME CAK1J....
In effect l.tli of Feb., 18.W. (Subject to
change without notice.
Five Mile Point connection with all Passenger Trains of N. A K. K. llallreiad to and from
Northport, Itosslancl and Spokane. Tlckeu
sold and baggage checked to all I'nlted States
Leave Kaslo for Nelson and wav points, daily
exeept Sunday,ft:4.1a.m. Arrive Northport l'.:16
p. ni.'   ltosslaud. 8:40p. m., Spokane, 0:00 p. m.
I .en ve Nelson lor Kaslo and way points, eiaily
execpt Sunday, 4:4!i p.m. Leaving Spokane 8 a.
iu.; Rossland   10:30a. in.^Northport, liHLp, lu.
deneral Malinger.
Kaslo, n. c, February 12, lsati.
KOR KUSKONOOK and way points,
steumer Alberta leaves' Kaslo Tuesday
anel Saturday at 6 11. m.; arriving at Kuskonook at 11 a. m. Returning, leuves
Kuskonook at 1 p. 111.; arrives at Kaslo
6 p. m.
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. A >
The Cheapest,  most Comfortable   aim
direct route from Kuslo
All  points in Canada and the Unit^l
ton.   Through
ist ears to Toronto, Montreal and
running through Tour-
'  Bos-
Tourist cars, to St. Paul
IsBave 8:10 am    Nelson. .
Leave 10:00 am Rossland
Leave 8:0V am Spokane.
Arrive 6:00 pm
.Arrive !1:40 pm
. A rrlve 6:40 pm
Vernon  l'��\
Pantlctott  293
Ktemteii'ps  241
Port Hill   7S
Lucas  108
Hsmnene Ferry (IS h)H0
*WIMoyle t'tty IM
3>">t>'Hwan��ea lSr,
Vale  (09 Wardner. B. C 140
New   Westminster...MM,Cnmbrexsk  160
Vancouver  (61 hrsl'.Ml Port Steele 100
Victoria  (59  hrs),....M��Cnnal Flats  21(1
Seullle (fl hours)....ThSO
Tueomii Cll) hours)...420
rorlluiid US hours). .682
���Via  C.   1".
(lolelen   2*1
Windermere 210
Hanff    SH
Passengers for Kettle river and
Boundary creek connect at
Marcus with Stage Daily.
Inland Navigation
and Trading Co.,
Raw Fur Notice*
Value of Hkitn Mills.
When 11 set of fanners do mil know
that uoexl skim milk at I'-V per 100
pounds Is 11 bargain, wlmt uiitst be Uie
real slate of dairy Ititelllgeiie".' Hinting
them-' These farmers have Iven sneer-
Iuk tit "liook farntlnir" for .rvurs; Ihey
have been calling the Institute workers
"tbeorlsts," and every effort on the
pitfl of experiment sittiHons. dairy papers und all other fluencies lias been
thrown away in striving to inn Le them
see good, clean agricultural truth.
'Phelr estimate of the value of the skim
milk Is a key to their sound practical
knowledge of the dairy business in general.   Hoard's liulrynuui.
I'rlltlins.   I,Hue  WiriceU.
Hoi Ii lilac and wlcgelu Iteur their
llowers on Ihelr young or given shoots.
and If pi-iuii'd lu autitmn or winter the
bloom will Is' much reduced. These
plants n<M-tl very little pruning, as it
rule, beyond culling away any dead
wood or unnecessary branches, but If
ut any time It should Is- thought desirable to shorten or head bark the
branches, the proper time for doing lt Is
Imiwdlntcly after tbe plants have finished their blooming. Yick/'H Magazine.
A Choice Occiiiinl Ion.
They were making out the dance list
for a prospective _|a|) an<i were p,���.
ting down lancers, waltzes, two-steps,
etc., when they were Interrupted.
"What are you doing?" said the newcomer.
"iKm't you see.?" replied.the wit of
the family. "Picking hopa."���North
The Proper Way to Do.
Brown���How Is your friend Green
getting along in the grocery bualnena?
White���He's not making hit salt.
Brown���Why, what's the trouble?
White���Oh, nothing; he buys It.
A bad memory la the skeleton In the
llax'a clout
I, the undersigned, representing JOSEPH UI.L.MAN, of St. Paul, New York
nnd London, England, wish to Inform my
friends and the public generally thut 1
do not Intend to travel as heretofore.
Those fuvorliiK me with shipments of
can   rely   on   fair  treatment   and   prompt
returns assured.   Write for price list.
O. W. BALDWIN, Winnipeg. Man.
Beit in  every  line.    A  stoek ol fancy
groceries is soon to Ih* added
to our stock.
Front at. opp. Knslo Hotel, Kaslo, 15. C.
and Real Estate
Correspondence iollctted.
Address, KASl.O, II. C.
Ts   tbe   Ladle*.
Bend ten cente to Womankind, Sprlnrflelct,
Ohio, U. 8. A., snd receive Woninnklnd, ���
handsome home mamsine for three months and
a free copy of the Womankind Cook Hook. You
will be pleased with both the paper and book.
Steamer Halys,
Capt. W.  J.   Kane,
Does Jobbing Trade on Kootenay I.ake.
For passenger or freight transportation apply
oa board.
Magnificent Sleepers and Dining Cars on All Trains.
Travel  by this line and have vour baggage checked through to destination.
Daily connection from Kaslo every clay
excepting Sunday, at 7:30 a. m.
For KuskoiKKjk and lake points, Monday, Wednesday nud Friday.
For full  information call on or aclclreei
Freight unci Pass, agent, Kaslo, B. Ot
���OR TO���
Traveling 1'uhh. agent, Nelson, 15. C.
District Fuss   agent, Vancouver.
Hhortest and ciulckest route lo the Ccenr
d'Alene mines, I'alnuse, Lev. ituem, Walla Walla,
linker City mines, Portland, San Francisco.
Cripple Creek gold mines and all points Kast
and smth. Only line Kast via Salt Lake ami
and Denver. Steamer tickets tn Kurope and
other (orelgn countries.
Ocean steamers leave Portland every
four days for Kan I rancisco.
Leave |     Spokane Time Schedule Arrive
p. in.
a. iu.
Kast'M Ail.~Walla Walla. Port
land. San Francisco, liaker
City and the Kast.
IsOcai. Mail���Cernr d'Alenes,
Fariiilngtiin. ilartleld, Coltex,
Pullman ami Moscow
a. eie
p. in
For through tickets and limber Inlnrmatioe.
apply to J AH. W Al'CiU,
Agent International Navigation and Trading
Company, Kaaio.
Or al ci.11. A N   Company s office, TC Riverside avenue, Spokane, Wash.
(ieneral Agent.
W. II.  Ill KI.HI KT.
(ieneral Passenger Agent, Portland, Ore.
The surveyor's chain
made it the chortest
transcontinental route.
It Is the most modern In equipment.
It Is the heaviest railed line.
lt hus a rock-ballast roadbed.
It crosses no sand deserts.
It was built without land grant or government aid.
It ls noted for the courtesy of Its employes.
It Is thc only line serving meals on th��
la carte plan.
For maps, tickets and complete Information call on or address International
Navigation & Trading Company agents,
K. & S. railway agents, or
C. Q. DIXON, General Agent,
Spokane, Wash.
F. I. WHITNEY, Q. P. A T. A.,
St. Paul, Minn.
The Fast Line.
Superior Service.
Throurb tickets to all points ln the
United States and Canada.
Illreel  Cnnm-etlon  mill.  Ike Upakaac
Ka.Ua and Nurlhern  Hallway.
No. 1 west   3:00 p. m.
No.2east       ~:00a,tn.
Tickets to Japan and China via Tacoma
and Northern Pacific Steamship Company.
For information, time cards, maps and
tickets, apply to agents of the Spokano
Falls A Northern and lta connections,
or to
P.   D.  C.IIIBS,
(ieneral   Agcal,   Spokane,
AMt. lira. Pass. Ant.,
So. iHH. Morrison  St..
Portland,  Oreaon.
Write for map of Kootenay country. PROSPECTS AND DEVELOPMENT
Ilia Ore Body of Great Itlelinraa In
(he Hepnbllr in Kurrkn Dlntrlet���
The Outlook at Florence Idaho���
In HmU.ein Connly. Montana-
Mrs  l'lhurr Hoantala  Tunnrl.
Fifteen feet of ore, averaging #308 per
ton in gold. Thut is thc latest report from
the Republic mine in Eureka district, on
thc Colville reservation.
The post week's developments in this
remarkable property have been the sensation of the Spokane mining world. When
the news leaked out that the rich ore
chute in tunnel No. 2 had widened to nine
feet, experienced and conservative mining
men were startled. Two days later came
news that the ore body had widened to 12
feet. The last report of 15 feet of oie go- |
ing $308 per ton has fairly taken the
lireath of the mining community. Mining
men of long experience and careful statements agree that for the development done
nothing like it hns ever before been discovered in America. "Butte in its early
days had no mine like the Republic," said
a mining man. "Cripple Creek has no such
ore body. It is now only a question of
depth. If these values go down, the Republic mine alone will add immeasurably
to the wealth and population of Spokane.'
Hut with all this remarkable wealth,
Republic camp is handicapped. It can not
get sufficient lumber for building purposes, and while the Republic haa its own
HRwmill, it can not sell lumber to other
mines. Rough lumber is selling there for
from $60 to $60 per thousand, and it is
hard to get at that. It is brought iu from
British Columbia.
In   the  Florence  rami,.
The Poorman mine is showing bettei'
ore than ever before is the report from the
Florence camp, in Idaho. The long tunnel
is in over 000 feet and shows four feel of
between the two has already been diacusB-
ed. If communication between the two
were thus established, it would be possible
to pass on from the War Kugle through
the Poorman and out through the .Tonic,
which already is connected with the Poor-
In  the Slocan DUtrlct.
About 50 men are employed on the Enterprise mine, in the .Blocan, on Ten Mile
creek, and the property is reported showing better thnn ever. The deal for the sale
of the property to an English syndicate
still hangs fire, but tho ie on the inside ol
the matter still express confidence in the
deal being consummated.
There was no dividend declared by the
Whitewater mine in February, owing to
the fact that returns on 75 cars of ore
shipped in December and January were
not available.
Five feet of clear ore assaying as high
as $1700 has been found in the old workings of thc Idaho mine.
The Ivanhoe mine is to have a three-
drill compressor.
Palmer Mountain.
The Palmer Mountain Tunnel Company
announces that work will be resumed on
the big bore in Loomis camp about April
1, and that arrangemnts will have been
completed by that time that will insure
Hteiuly work until the property is on a
paying basis. The recent strike in thc
tunnel, and, in fact, the rich stringers all
along its course, have inspired the public
with confidence in the undertaking. The
company has elected officers for the nesu-
ing year as follows: Dr. N. Fred Esaig,
president; D. M. Drumheller, vice president; C. C. May, treasurer; F. H. Luce,
secretary; John Boyd, manager.
Struck   Ore   In   the   Klondike.
The report has reached Wallace, Idaho.
that ore had been struck in the tunnel on
the Klondike. The property lies just above
the Stemwinder and was stocked last Hummer, since when four or five men have
been working steadily running a crosscut
tunnel. The reported st Hike hus not ben
confirmed, but is considered very probable,
as thc men working there have been look
, .  ,       , , ,       ,     ,  i ing for ore any  time for  severe! weeks
ore, carrying high values in gold and ml- Th��� gtock rf ^ .
ver     A stops is being opened, showing  ^ ._ Wal.dm>_ ���_d JnJt _��� * ��
hotter ore than any yet encountered on   ,  ,     .   ,   ��� .,..       ,
,     ,     .   .        .   . .       , belongs totoeur el Alenc people,
the upper level.   A steam hoist and stump | o     s    I       c      t
mill have arrived at Lewiston and will lie      .,    ,. ,       ���.,..,.       . ,      '        ..
,   , ., , .     , English capitalists have taken nn option
erected as soon rs the roads ure in shupc     ,   _.v.���__   '     ..     ���   ,       ,        , ,r
���     u    i- nm.    u n     iT i *�� <W*>,000 on  the Carbonates  chum  on
for hauling.   The Poorman was the first ���   . ,    .     .. ., ,.
.    .     .......       t       ���. i . Spring creek,  in  Ainsworth mining  dis-
property to attract attention of capital to .'..���_,    .' , ,, ,,     ,,   ,*;.   ,
L, ... .       , __._    . tnct, B. C.   rerguson & Caldwell of Ivnslo
Florence, and it promises to sustain to ^ ^g   Thc
reputation us a rich property    The ��p-1 () ^  mdn ^ JJ^
eratorsof the Whut Cheer mine huve been   .,        '      , ,, , .      ,    , ,
_ _   ��  j-      .a ���    t.       .   ,   ���      Porter, and tliere are several hundred feet
encouraged by finding 42 inches of choice    , , . ...
���    .u   .        i     l. -/, /   .  i .    ���� tunnels opening up some fine ore bodies,
ore in the tunnel, about 70 feet from its   , *. __���__���' .    . .��� ,
.,      ,       ..   ',       .... .   .    , : It is reported thut a concentrator will lie
mouth, where they thought they only hud . om.tcd *,lext    ri
two feet.   The lower drift on the Mikudo _  ,      _     ���
.,,....        , ., ,    , , Sale of ii  Montana Mine.
is in 40 feet and the ore body is showing      ������    .,.     .,    ,      , ' ,
.      ���      ...        ' ,. _'     1 lie War Eagle tinne, near t'luncv. li'is
improvement.    Negotiations  arc   on   tor,, .,       ... , . ,.     ,     _,,. -,.���
., r       , ,..    ��     .       _, .    I been sold to Michigan parties for $36,000,
the purchase of the Empire.   The property   ., ,,  .. , . *   , T, , , . .,
.   .   ��� .... . ..       .   ,.,_, r    * IB, S. Ilfluinncr of Detroit tuktng over the
is in fine condition and there is little won- j .    .     , .      ,,      , 7*.        ���_ .
der that it proves an attraction to invest, ! E��W��S f��r *""        ""?. tT^t        '*
ora   An im^rtunt strike, one of the most jt,e  ^'P0,86  V��.  "��?W,atf'-v  W*  "P  ��
.    _. _.        .  .      ,      . ,     steam hoist on tlie mine and sink the shaft
important of thc winter, has been made!,        .    ,,    ,.__,,   ,    ...      '     _  ,,
���_,    ��� , . ���   . .        ,   to a depth of 000 feet without a halt,
on the Coupon, which is an extension of r
the Bonner on the west.   A solid ore body
30 inches in width has been encountered
in the tunnel.   Tlie ore is similar to that
produced by the famous Banner mine, and
the ore body shows indications of widening with depth.   The tunnel is in over 200:     (m(1  a{n    H,|0u|(.   bp  ��� ss(1)1
feet, and day and  night shifts are em- ,            mte                 ,tor w j.^,,,. comj
ployed     Two feet of rich ore huve been   ,0  Unskn   ,��� ^ K|om|iko       th(1 Y(,kon
encountered in the tunnel on thc Doubtful, which is being operated by Frank
Hunt.    The quartz  is decomposed, und
Only   One  11ml   Foraeen   at   the  New
lledford   Mills.
New Bedford, Mass, March 7.���The end
of thc seventh week of the strike in this
city finds the operatives much disappointed because affairs are not going to
suit them. The funds of all the unions
except the spinners have been reduced to
almost nothing and even the union members have to depend upon outside relief
to a great extent. There is no question
that unless there is some discussion and
decision one way or the other the other
unious outside of the weavers will meet
and take action of some kind. It has
become common talk that this action will
be taken.
The collections from the outside last
week did not amount to any more than
they did during the week before, when
less thun $3,000 was raised.
This amount is only a drop in the bucket for 8000 to 10,000 idle operatives and
under the circumstances only one end
can be seen���that the strikers will huve
to return to work.
All   the   IIIk   Compajilea   Combine   to
Shut  OS Competition.
Chicago, March 7.���Chicago capitalists
who are identified with the Northwest
Transportation and Trading Company,
have launched a new Yukon enterprise
with the purpose of obtaining control of
the immense traffic of the Yukon river
between  St. Michaels and Dawson City.
Seven distinct, companies, with an aggregate capital of $130,000. were incorporated at Springfield today. They are:
The Henly, the Klondike, the Weare, the
Cudnhy, thc Powers, the Hamilton, and
the Burr transportation companies. The
incorporators arc Robert S. Pettibonc,
tleorge J. Douglas and Carolyn Bcrtree.
Pettibonc says the purpose of the new
company is to buy steamboats and barges
on the Yukon and operate them.
All of the ranches and cattle of Beatty
Bros., in Kansas and Oklahoma, have
been sold to thc Bryce-Bryce Cattle Company of .Montana for $350,000.
We may move along the pathway of life
enjoying what seems to us a fair amount
of good health, but there comes over every human being at some time some unexpected condition of the system which
may be torture for after years. Such la
an insinuating and unexpected attack of
Sciatica resulting from weakness of the
nervous syBtem, which can give more pain
to the square Inch than any pain that afflicts mankind. It has been found out,
however, that the prompt and vigorous
application of St. Jacob's OU io the seat
of the pain will by persistent rubbing
Anally penetrate and cure by soothing and
strengthening the diseased nerve. It is
a patn that needs to be watched. The
Sciatica nerve plays so Important a part
that Its derangement may cripple. Beware of Its putting you on crutches, for
lt may keep you there for many a day,
while the great remedy may In a day put
you on your feot.
He  la   Accused of C'iiiinIiiu.  the  llenth
of Ml* Son.
Helena. Mont.. March 7. Sheriff Shcr-
| lock of Jefferson county hus uppliod to
! Governor Smith for n requisition upon
Governor dough of Minnesota for John
D. Smith, who is charged with being implicated in the tiiurdev of his It-year-oid
son nt CloTicy. The latter died February
14. nfter being cruelly treated by his father und stepmother, who now is in jail at
Boulder. It is charged that they made
the little one remain outdoors in a wood
shed and submitted him to other indignities which resulted in his death.
Smith is a.switchman employed by the
Montana Central
To   Tlies.sc  ( asmiiiK   to   Alnskn  or  Ilie
Klondike   Uuld   Fields.
Governors   l'nlte   Forces   lo   rupture
the Desperadoes.
the values ure high with free gold show
ing plainly all through the puystieak.
In Madison Conntr, Montana.
The well known mining engineer of
Whitehall, 0. D. Wilkinson, is busily engaged in perfecting arrangements for the
development of a group of mines on thc
left fork of South Boulder creek, in Madison county, Montana, which he secured
last full  for Minnesota  capitalists.    The
country, unci that is the necessity for
providing an adequate und proper food
supply. Whether procured in the stutes,
in the Dominion, or at the supply stores
| here or further on, this must be his primary concern. Upon the manner in which
tho miner hus observed or neglected this
prceuutiou more thun upon any other
one thing will his success, or failure' depend.
These supplies must be healthful und
should be concentrated, but the most
careful attention in the selection of foods
Denver, March 7.���It is rumored here
I thut Governor Adams of Colorado, Governor Wells of Utah, nnd Governor Richards of Wyoming, are forming n tri-state
nlinnce to exterminate the denizens of
Robbers' Boost. Governor Adams admits that steps are being taken by thc
state government to apprehend the murderer of Hoy and if possible to capture
the whole of thc party of desperadoes
known us the "Hole-in-the-Wnll" gang. It
is hinted that Governor Adams is working in conjunction with the governors of
Wyoming and Utah.
properties from an altitudinal standpoint  ., ...   . ���,-,..���.,
y   \ ..    . . ,    .  .    .,      ,  _r .       that  will   keep   unimpaired     incletlmtclv
rank among the highest in the state, be-  ,,���,,.��� ..��� *,.��� *. is.i��������� .......... ., if.
ing over 9200 feet above sea level, ou the
famous old Hollow Top mountain, the
loftiest (leak of the Tobacco Hoot range,
under ull the conditions which they will
have to encounter is imperative. For instance, us bread raised with baking DOW-
,.     ..    .,   -   ,   ���  , ,     .,    , ,,      , "   der must Is' relied upon for the chief part
Despite their height, all of the claims arc    , ,   ,       ,��^ ..    ,   ,   "���"���' i""\
��� \ ���,   . , _       , I of everv meal, imagine the helplessness of
easily accessible by good wagon road and I * ���
trail, being distant but seven miles from
Mammoth and the mouth of Main Sottih
Boulder canyon.    Under the direction of
a miner with a cun of spoiled buking
powder. Buy only the very best Hour:
it is the cheapest in the end.   Experience
Superintendent Dan Devln., work on the j ms *��" *��� *$$ BaW��,�� '*"*���� to
group has been carried on throughout thc I ,m ���� most reliable, and thc trading
inter, thc remarkable openness of which ;,,mm��ni;H now '���n"<>n��<y <"'PP'y this
lias rendered this practicable.    Mr. Wil
kinsoii announces that there la now
enough to keep n 20-stamp mill busy und
that such a mill will be in operation on
the property by June 1.
Iu   Hoaalnnd   Gamp.
Recent reports from the Poorman mine,
in Rossland cninp, are that the miners
have opened a four-foot ore body assaying
a little more than $30 per ton in gold and
running well in copper.
The Le Roi has decided to connect the
Black Bear tunnel with the main workings of the mine for the double purpose of
ventilating the mine and providing adequate means of escape for the men in case
of underground accident, say* the Itoss-
lund Miner. The connection will probably
lie made nt the 350-foot level in the shaft.
Thc present workings of the properties in
the neighborhood of the Le Roi would, If
slightly modified, form an unrivaled system of escapes. At present the Le Roi'e
east drift almost reaches the Center Star's
main tunnel, and it would require but a
few feet of work to make the connection.
The Center Star's tunnels, besides havisig
two exits of their own, connect with the
Iron Mask tunnel, which communicates
with the surface and also connects with
the War Eagle workings, which have half
a dozen means of exit The War Eagle
workings are also within a short distance
ot the Poorman's drifts, and a connection
brand, as others will not keep in this di
mate. Be sure that the bacon is sweet,
sound and thoroughly cured. These are
the icbssiliiti' necessities upon which all
must place it chief reliance, and can under
DO circumstunees Im- neglected. They
may, of course, lie supplemented hy as
ninny comforts or delicacies as the prospector muy be able to pack or desire to
pay for. -From the Alaska Milling Journal.
A hook nf recipes for all kinds of cookery, which is specially valuable for use
upon the trail or in the camp, is published
by the Koyal Baking Powder Company,
of New York. The receipts are thoroughly
practical and the methods ure carefully
explained, so that thc inexperienced may,
with its aid, readily prepare everything
required for a good, wholesome meal, or
even dainties if he hns the necessary
materials. The matter is in compact
though durable form, thc whole book
weighing but two ounces. Under a special arrangement, this book will be sent
free to miners or others who may desire it We would recommend that every
one going to Klondike procure a copy.
Address the Royal Baking Powder Co.,
New York.
The czarina of Russia is said to be suffering from smallpox.
Senttle    Muu    Stopped    Two    Alleged
llui.es.   Men.
Seattle, March 7. ���An extraordinary
hold-up occurred here Saturday afternoon
on one of the principal streets Theodore
Fordhtim stopped John Fletcher and J.
C. Williams and held litem al the point
of a pistol until the police arrived nnd
took them into custody. Fordhum cluinis
thut the two men buncoed him out of
nbout $200 the other day. He suys thnt n
third mnn is implicated, and that lie will
get him, too. The unusual uffuir created
quite u sensation.
F.tpecln  to  Ship  One   Hundred   Tons
More of Supplies.
Portland, March 7 The Cuban telief
committee of Oregon has shipped over the
Oregon Railway A Navigation Company's
rond six carloads of provisions for the
starving Cubans. The provisions will be
taken to New York and from there they
will be sent by steamer to Cuba.
Thc Oregon committee expect to dispatch a second shipment of 100 tons of
supplies within two weeks.
Struck by n Cyclone.
Mozambique, Marrh 8.���Advices just
received from the Island of Mayotta Comoro group, says Mayotta waa swept by
a cyclone during the night of February
27. The government buildings and many
native villages and crops were destroyed
and a large number of people killed or
injured. Many sufferers are left without
any shelter and are now suffering from
Father Taadore. who w��s in choree of
the Catholic mission at Anadarco, Okla..
killed Father Placadius by the accidental
discharge of a gun while hunting.
Central and southern New Mexico is
overrun with sheep thieves, and trouble
is feared.
We are aaaerting In the courts our right to the
excluaive use of the word " CASTORIA." and
" l'lroiKK'S CASTORIA," as our Trade Mark.
I, Dr. Samuel Pitcher, of Hyamits, Massachusetts,
wa�� the originator of "PITCUER'SCAsrORIA,"
the same that haa borne aud does uow bear the
bc-alwlle signature of CHAS. K. FLETCHER oa
every wrapper. Thia ia the original'' PITCHER'S
CASTORIA " which has been used in the homes
of the mothers of America for over thirty years.
Look Carefully at the wrapper and see that it if
the kind yen have always bought, aud has the
signature of CHAS. H. FLETCHER on the
wrapper. No one haa authority from me to use
my name except The Centaur Company of which
Chaa. H. Fletcher la President.
March 8, .-Saj.        SAMUEL PITCHER. MOX
baking powder is almost as
strong as Schilling's Best.
Yes, and  prussic  acid   is
stronger than vinegar.   6__
on    the    Hocks    Oas;    Hnndretl
Mllea  North  of Victoria.
Seattle, March 7.���A passenger who has
just arrived here from Alaska on the
steamer City of Seattle has informed
Agent Grauman of the steamer Bessie
K. that the wreck passed by the City of
Seattle north of Victoria, which was reported last night, had all the appearance
of being the Bessie K., seven days overdue. The wreck lies 100 miles north of
Victoria, on the rocks, and there are no
indications of any survivors.
The Bessie K. is owned by J. S. Kimball it Co. of San Francisco, and left that
port for Alaska with a heavy load of
freight and passengers. She has a capoc
ity of 100 passengers and 250 tons of
freight, and was scheduled to leave here
for Dyea on March 1. She is supposed to
have been wrecked on her voyage south,
having been on the track of the late disastrous storm that swept the northern
So confident is Manager Grauman that
the boat is lost that he has canceled the
passengers booked for the next trip north.
Owing to thc fact that the Bessie K. was
coming south, it can not be learned how
many pussengers she was carrying.
Thomas Ford escaped from the Mascot
(Neli.) juil, and killed four men before he
could lie recaptured.
Allen's Foot-Rase, a powder for the feet.
It cures painful, swollen smarting feet and
instantly takes the sting out of corns and
bunions. It's the greatest comfort discovery of the age. Allen's Foot-Ease makes
tight-fitting or new shoes feel easy. It ia a
certain cure for chilblains, sweating, damp,
callous and hot, tired aching feet. We
have over 10,000 testimonials of cures. Try
it today. Sold by all druggists and shoe
stores. Ky mail fur 25c. in stamps. Trial
package FREE. Address Alien 8. Olmsted, Le Roy, N. Y.
Jackion Jones of Hempstead, L. [,, committed suicide because his wife cut off her
Perfect Type ofthe Highlit Order ef
Excellence in Manufacture."
Waller EtaK�� & Go:s
CITO Permanently Cured.   Nei lilsor nervousues
rllO   alter first clay's use of llr. Kline's (Ireat
Nerve Uestorer. Bend for KKKK  Ma.OO trial I
bottle and treatise.   DR. It. H. KXJNK, .Ltd., !U0 |
Arch street, Philadelphia, Fa.
A cave fluid lo rival tho Al.uiiinnlli of
Kentucky, has boon discovered in (.enter
county, Pa.
After belnff swindled by .all others, Hend un
stamp for particulars of King Solomon's Treasure, the ONLY renewer of manly strength.
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Absolutely Pure,
Costs Less Tftan QUE CEUT a Cop.
He sure that you get the Genuine Article,
made at DORCHESTER. MASS. by
Established lyao.
A copy of the new edtllon of Miss Par-
Ion's Choice Reclepts will be sent postpaid to any of our readers who will make
application by postal card or note to
Walter Buker & Co. Limited. Dorchester.
My doctor said I would die, but Plso'a
Cure for Consumption cured me.���Amos
Kelner, Cherry Valley, Ills.. Nov. 23. '96.
Superintendent Cayle of the Indiana Oil
Company has discovered a process of obtaining gus from wells which have been
drowned out by water, and is buying iu
old abandoned wells.
Stop! Women,
And consider that in addressing Mrs.
Pinkham you are oonllel ing your private
Ilia to a woman���a woman whose experience in treating woman's diseases
ia greater than that of any living physician, male or female.
You can talk freely to a woman when
lt ia revolting to relate your private
trouble* to a man; besides, a man doea
not understand, .Imply beoause ha is a
We are the largest manufacturers ln ths
stale ol
Prime California Oak Leather.
Immense n'e"k of Saddlery Qooda. If
your dealer doei not keep our make of
Harness, aend direct lor them.
822 Sprague Av.      Spokane, Wn.
The name " M. B. Davis" stamped on
all Harness;; our make la a guarantee
of excellence. I/��ok lor lt. Take no
other. I'lttalof ue upou application.
We wieth to gain 130.000 new ccia-
(onissrH, anahence* letter
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" Klondyke Melon,        _,   Ite
" Jumbo (ll.nt Onion, ���  Isle
'< Brilliant Flower Seeds, Uo
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Abo., io pkm. worth (1.00, wa will
mail foil free, together wltb our
���nat Plant anel Heed Cataloane
upon ruoeipt of thle not lee and Id-
postace. We Invite yoeer trade aad
know when Ton once trr SaUwr'a
MMliaesn will nes-er ��et ���lona without {hem.   Pan.t.ea at i 1.60
a Bbl. Catalog alone Be.  Ho. | e
��e�� a. tuna ins cs..  La caoaax. wn.
Women suffering from any formcf
female weakness are invited to promptly
communicate with Mrs. Pinkham, at
Lynn, Mass. All letters ar* 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 sternal
confidence between Mrs. Pinkham and
the women of America which has never
been broken. Out of tbe vast volume
of experience which she has to draw
from, it is more than possible that she
has gained the very knowledge that
will help your case. She asks nothing
in return except your good will, and
her advice has relieved thousands.
Surely any -roman, rich or poor, is very
foolish if she does not take advantage
al this generous offer oi aasistainia
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M.sore'a Havealed Koinssdy will do it Three
doeea will make you (eel hatter. Get It from
your sir'.e.s-iM or any wholesale drug house, or
from Stewart & lloluica Drngc'e.,., Seattle.
Is it Wrong?
Get it Right
Keep it Right
11 mini
INDIAN     WARS Write for'inru'r-:
matlon important to enrvlveara and wldowa r.o
Indian war veterana. TABKR ft WHITMAN CO.,'
Penalon aad Patent Attorneys, Washington, 11. t'.'
Air tracing and locutlng Oot. or Hover
Ore. loin or hurled treaaarae. If. _>���
eVOWI.KB. Boa Sr.SnulhllKrtoe.Own.
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Mo. tl, t��8.
���     ���     ��� A UOOM IN COFFBR.
In Grent Demand for Electrical  Appliances anil for Export.
Now York, March 2.���Lako copper
reached the highest price for many
mouths today. At ono time IIS a lb.
was bid and 115 asked. Copper brokers say that the advance ia due to a
general heavy demand in both domestic and foreign. Foreign stocks are
now only 2i),000 tons, which is less than
ever known before in the history of
the copper trado. Much of the motal
now being exported is used for tho
manufacture of ammunition for European armies and there is a constant demand in this branch of the trade.
It is more than a year since Lake
copper was quoted as high as it is today. The market in January, 181)7,
opened with a firm tendency anel Lako
was quoted at llic. Tho demand was
steady, especially from abroad, and
prices advanced during the month until 12c was reached, which was tho
highest price of the yoar. It was
maintained during tho greater part of
February, but cased off a few points in
March. The ��average price for 1897
was U.2(lc.
The. Output of oopper last year was
415,338,340 pounds, an increase of nearly 8,000,000 pounds over that of the
previous year. Montana minos furnished -17 per cent of the output, Michigan 31 per cent, Arizona Hi..5 per cent
and all other sources 5.5 por cent. Copper production in the United States increased 35 per cent in tho four years
ending with the close of 1897.
Thc great increase in eloctrical work
throughout tho world during late yoars
has hud a tendency to keep the prico of
j copper firm and there is 'no indication
that tho demand from that source will
slacken. Electric railways and the
electric tranbmissionof power aro making rapid advances which implies
greater consumption of copper. An
item of less importance but tending in
the same direction is tho substitution
of copper for iron wires on telegraph
Items from Petition for Private Bill
Now before Leijtslature.
Among the petitions for private bills
that are now before the committee of
the legislature is one of more than
passing interest to the people of Kaslo
and the Slocan. It is that of Messrs.
Harry Abbott, of Vancouver, William
Whyto of Winnipeg. H. Marpoln of
Vancouver and George McL. Brown ol
Vancouver, who are desirous of having
passed an act incorporating a railway
company to bo known as the Mountain
Tramway and Electric Co., with power
to construct, acquire and operate ropeways and tramways for the transportation of freight from points ou or near
tho Nakusp & Slocan Ry. and branches
thereof, to mines and mineral claims in
the Metiuigun camp and Whitewater
basin and elsewhere in tbo district
through whieh said railway and
branches pass or will pass, and from
points on tho Columbia & Kootonay
Hy., Crow's Ness Pass line, constructed or to be constructed, and branches
thereof, in the mining districts of East
and West Kootenay, to mines and mineral claims in tho districts through
which said railways and branches respectively pass, or will pass; and to
construct, acquire and operate work*
and plants to generate" and supply heat,
light and i-'i'i'triclty la the said districts and elsewhere in tho Province,
and to dispose of such heat, light unci
electricity; and to acquire and hold all
kinds of real aud personal ttropnrty to-
gotnor with the power to expropriate
lands and all other powers and privileges that may be necessary, Incidental
or advantageous to the full exercise of
the powers horeiubeforo mentioned.
Thc Fern  Mine In Nelson District
Plaees an Order.
Nelson, B. C, March 7.���P. C. Innes,
manager of tho Fern mine, has returned from a trip to Donver and San
Francisco, where he wont with Superintendent Voatch of the Fern to witness tests of tho tailings from the mine
by the various cyanide processes,and report that they have placed nn order for
a cyanide plant for the Fern. The
process will be the ordinary method
known as the MacArthur-Forrest process and have a capacity of 60 tons per
clay.   The material is now on the way
and it is expected that it will be completed and in operation within six
weeks. All reports from the mine
indicate that It is looking better nil the
lime and producing rich ores steadily.
BlitiotulHc League uf   Britain  Want  the
Question   Itc.Opene cl.
London, March 5.���Tho bimetallists
in the house of commons have secured
lirst plaeo on March 2(1, whon they will
present a resolution protesting against
the closing of tho Indian mints and demand the appointment of a royal commission to tako up the whole question
of bimetallism. Tho Bimetallic league
has issued u long manifesto, reviewing
the situation from the time of Senator
Wolcott's mission; protesting against
tho proposed adoption of the gold standard in India and urging tho government instead, to resume earnestly the
negotiations with France and the "United States.
Kev. David Hleharcla Officiated for  Klral
Time Laat Vmcliiy.
Tho new rector for St. Mark's parish
of the Church of England, Hev. David
Richards, officiated for the first timo
iu Kaslo last Sunday morning and
ovoning. Hoy. Richards is a comparatively young man, presumably In his
thirties. Ho is a graduate of St.
David's college, Lampeter university,
Wales, with degree B. A., and Is considered a pleasing speaker. Ho has had
seven years' experionco in pastoral
work, originally in Bathurst, New
Brunswick, and moro recently in
Staples, Minnesota, llo is a widower
with one child, a little boy, now living
with relatives in the oast. Ho is accompanied here by a younger brother,
S. C. Richards, a veterinary surgeon
from Boston hospital, who will for the
present, at least, make Kaslo his
Rev. Richards spoke last Sunday
morning from Luke xiv 27: "Whosoever doth not bour his cross and come
after me cannot be my disciple." It
was a Lumen sermon, in the evening
he discoursed from John xll-20, "If
any man serve me, let him follow mo."
His theme for this Mrmon was the distinction between the Jew and Gentile
world. It Is expected that Rev. Richards will bo formally inducted by
Archdeacon Pentroath, Easter Sunday,
April 10th.
The ladies of Guild are preparing to
celt brate the formal re-opening of the
church by a concert to be given soon
after Easter. Regular services may be
looked for every Sunday morning and
evening, hereafter.
Newe From Kaalo'a Victoria Delegation.
Victoria, March 4.���G. O. Buchanan,
president of tho Kaslo board of trade,
and a deputation aro here to Interview
tlio government in regard to a bonus to
tho Kaslo eS: Lardo-Duncan railway,
also for the establishment of a land
registry office, and to have both county
and supreme courts held at Kaslo. Mr.
Buchanan claims that the building
of the railway will double Kaslo's population.
The deputation from the Kaslo board
of trade, who arrived hero tho other
day to interview thc government in regard to several requests made by that
board, had an audience with the ministers yesterday and prosented their
requests. Thoy seemed satisfied that
they would bo granted.���Victoria Colonist, March 5.
Lead (Broker's.)
Saturday, Murc.h 5  3.(10
Miinilay, .March 7  3.110
Tuesday, March 8  3.(10
Wednesday, March,)  8.66
Thursday, March 10  8.66
Friday, .March 11  8.66
54 5-8
54 1-1
54 1-8
54 I-I
54 3-8
54 1-4
Following are the ore shipments for theweck
ending Mareli 10 ovist the KiisloA BloeauRy:
Mine. Destination. Tons.
Kuth I'ucblo and Kverett 141)
Payne Pueblo eenel Kverett lf>0
Whitewater Everett 74
Last Chance I'uelilo..'  80
Montezuma  Aurora 80
Humbler Tacoma  Id
Queen Hobs Everett  ir,
Ajax Aurora  15
Watidcrful Bird Kanlo    2
Reco Denver  80
Antolne Aurora  15
Total ions.
New York, March 11. -Silver, WAu.
Lead���Steady ; brokers' price, J!t.(V>; exchange,
From Jan. 1,1898, to ante tne leading mines
olthe Sloean region .have snipped ovor thc
Kaslo s. Blocan Railway for water transportation freun Knslo, as follows:
Payne , ,
...      42
Slocan Star*	
...      1��
Lucky .lint	
...    84f>
* Concentrates.
The following is a partial statement ot ore
shipments over Ihe C. P. R. from Blocan unci
Lnnleati points since January 1st, not Included
in thulorcgotng:
Mine. Tons.Mine. Tons.
Vancouver       40 SilverCup     lOtj
ISlocan Star     amllA'avcrloy       ��l
Following la a table ol thc loading stockoel
mining companies ol thoKluran and Alusworth
mining divisions:
Blooan star	
Noble Five	
Ureal Western I
American Hoy I
No. ot
Slis res
l'ar    Market
Value   Value
1 ,���.,50,000
Dardanelles,    l.ooo.ouo
St. Keverne	
London HIU...
Mack Diamond.
<f Kuskonook -)
It Is   Now Surveyed and
The Only Feasible Termiaus of the
On Kootenay Lake.
JLvvJ JL v^5
Or J. II. Gray.
v>No slock on thc market,
Ot the foregoing, the following have paid dividends as follows:
Payne f 70b,0M Noble Five.... 40,000
slocan Star.... 4HU,t)00iiooe|enciugli... ta.rsOO
Ruth  mjo.ikx) Washington... 20,000
Keco     287,600|J_ckaon  80,000
llamlilcr-Cari..      40,1X10 Surprise  20,000
Besides the foregoing, other mini's, linstock
od, have paid dlvideiiels as foi .owe:
.���slocan 11s.y ..
240,UX)jLaat chance...      60,000
LM.ooolAntolne      88,000
aa.OOOl Monitor      lfi.oou
Following la a comparative statement of ore
���hipped from purls of the Slocan and Ainsworth
mining districts, pawing through the custom
house nt Kaslo to foreign smelters for the live
recoreli'et months of 1S1I5, all of IH90. aiiellKOT:
1805 (5 months)..
lSUci (Vi meintlis).
1897 (ia mon thi).,
ol ore in Los.
7!l 696,890
liross Value'"!
Ore iii Hollars
%   114,541
[Where no con8lderallon ia mentioned the
nominal sum of 11 is understood.1
March 4.���Ullllmrst,near I-ardo tnwnslte-
Ronield McLoehlati to Alex McFactdcn,'...
Black Diamond at Ainsworth���C. Aspland lo
A. Stalberg, power of attorney to collect |1H
due for labor.
Last Chance, on Desmond creek-Jacob Kel-
aen to Thos. Hulsl.er, !,.
Bpoknnc-Kaslo. Spokane-Kailo No. 2, Acme
ami American-Sheriff's sale of Hpokane-Kas-
lo's int. In above claims to J.D.<iiegerlch,^R7.
March 6. -Oakland, on Bean creek, Matt Olc-
dci to Mat Tapuutla.
March 7.~olivia, Viola, Tipton, Gant, Kan
"polls, on Howser creek and south fork of Kaaio creek���S. T. Lulrd to Wm. G. Tipton and Jas.
O. llant. i, each. 1200.
March it. -Katie L, on Hooker creek���J. W
Qulun to w. D. Haywood, >_, WW.,
March 9.-Vlctoria, one mile oast of Kuskonook, by F. A. Brewor and E. M. Sharpe.
March 10.���Justice, on Woodbury creek, bv
Alfred Brlle.
Maroh 8,-HUlhunt by Qeo. McDonald,
Any person over 18 years of age may become
a free miner een paying 16 lo any golel commissioner or mineral recorder and obtaining a ccr-
ttfleate good for one year. A new certificate
maybe obtained tor one lost, by paving ii,
A tree miner's certlllcute Is not transferable.
Any person or company working a mineral
claim, 1.old us real Dilate without lhreuso, may
\*\ Unci *.'.">. Mines become real ustate after
crown grant bus Men issued.
Should ee.-eiwner fail to pay up his free miner's certificate his Interest goes to his co-owners pro rata according to their interests.
A free miner may ceil timber on crown lands,
and kill game for his own use at all seasons.
A tree miner may obtain a five-acre miiisitc
upon crown binds, In the form of a Square.
A claim may be: held from year to your by 'being work to the value of one linndrod dollars.
Two claims in c h mining division nut on
the same vein or lode, may 69 held, and more
than ouee on the same vein If held by pun bees,..
Lodes discovered in tunnels may be held If
recorded In fifteen days from discovery.
A tree miner may on payment eif tytij, in Ucu
of expenditure on claim, obtain a orown grant.
Any miner may, at Ihe iIIhcie'tluti ot cnnimls-
sluner.obialn stater right feer a te rm of 20 years.
No tranalerot mineral claim or interest Isen-
fori'iei'l" noi In wrlllns;, slgncel an I reaorded.
no miner ahall suiter from any aot of omission or commission on the pr.N of eiillclals.
No claim shall hcopen 10 location during last
Illness of holder, nor within 12 months after hia
death, unlen by pcimlssle'uofgolclcoiiiinls'n'r
A mineral claim must be reaorded within 16
days niter 1 1II1111, II wllli'.n  lo miles eef eeillce
of recorder, oucaeidiiiona! day is allowed 101
every additional 10 miles e>r traction thereof.
The mining laws of British Columbia arc etc-
llgned lo afford the utmost protoi lion to miners, ami also 10 afford every encouragement lo
prospectors i.�� opem up anel locate mineral
propol nes. 1 !���. proaiK'cteir who has found mineral In place, must mark his claim by two legal
iiosts.eiiih lour Inches square and not less thnn
I leetinlseivc ground, anil are to be Hoe. 1 ami ���-',
A legal post markeid "ellse-overy post" must
be place .1 on ihe lode when- It wmdUoovcTred
On No. 1. post mil's! be written:
1. Initial post. 2. Name ol claim. It. Name
of locator. I Date of the location. 5. Approx-
iinaie I'.arlng ol No. 2 post. 6. Length and
breadth of 1 lalm, 7. Number of feet to the
right unci left of location line.
on No. 2 post must be written:
1. Name of claim. 2. Name of locator. 8. Date
otlocatlnn. The line ot No. I to No. 2 must l>c
marked by biasing trees or planting posts.
Locutions malleoli Sunday or public holidays
aro not for that reaoon lpvalld.
Work on each claim to the vrluo of 8100 inusi
be done ouch yoar from date of record of mineral claim, Affidavit made by the holder, or
his agent, setting out. a detailed statement of
tlie work done, most be Sled with the goldecitn-
mlssionvr or mining recorder, and a certificate
of work obtained! Id recorded, beforo the expiration of each year from the date of record ot
Hid claim. A free miner holding adjoining
claims, may, subject to tiling notice of his Intention with the gold commissioner or mining
recorder, j<ei form on any one or more of such
claims, all the work required to entitle hlm to
a eertilicatc of work for each olalm.   The same
imnision applies to two or more free miners
lolatng adjoining claims in partnership, ln
leu of above wojkthe miner must pay 111?)
and get receipt _od record ot tame,
Gold Mining and Milling Co., Ltd.
Ofllcei- at Kaslo, B. C,
Capital, $2,000,000.
This property comprises. 10 claim, on an iron capped ledfro
over three miles long and over fill feot wide.
The tunnel is in nearly 100 feot and still progressinir;.
Surface assays have yielded trom $5 totlO por ton in gold.
A limited amount ol Treasury Shares for sale.
This property Is likely to bo Kaslo's Lo Itoi.
C. H.
Mr. 1"). M. Liiiniird, manager of the
Itossliuid Syndicate, and now in London, l'.nirlunel, has decided to abandon
tho real estate department of his business and devoto himself entirely to
Tho St. Pancras hotel, erected lust
summer, eoiitiilning 40 rooms and litted
with all modern Improvements, must,
therefore bo sold before April 1st.
As to thc condition of the building,
Mr. Wm. Goo&Win, tho city building
Inapeotor, will give tbo required In-
prices    and   terms
!�����, Ltd. Lla.,
- luiul, B. (.,',
Cumfortstbly Knrnlahetl  Hoonie.
For comfortably furnished rooms by
the day, woek or month. Apply to
Mrs. iMiouipson, on A. avenue, near
Third street, two doors west of Green
Bros' store, upstairs.
And Got tie Money!
1   have sold my
Pood Business in
Kaslo to
Messrs. J. Turner & Co.,
Who will handle and kcop
constantly a largo stock-of
Notice !h hereby given that the plant of the
Kaslo Transfer Co. has this elay been leaseel to
L. Hanna, and that nil accounts owing to said
Company must be paid on or beforo March 1st,
after which they will be placed ln suit without
further notice.
Kaslo, B. C, February 1, 180ft.
Proprietor Kaslo Transfer Co.
To the Publio.
Take notice that 1 havo leased the Kaslo
Transfer Co.'s plant.and will carry on In future
under the name of the Kaslo Transfer Co., and
will ileal iu Wood, Hay, Oats, Wh��at, Ice, etc.,
and do a general Cartage Business. Terms,
cash to accompany all orders exeept where arrangements aro made at the office. In no case,
however, will accounts bo allowed to run longer than the end of the current month. Reasonably low charges.and small prollts with prompt
payuteuta, will be our motto,
Kaslo, B, C, February 1,1898.
L, Hanna, Manager.
Plour, Boiled OatB and all lines kept In
u flrst-cltiHs Peed Store. I can recommend the people of this city to patronize the new linn for honest values for
their money.      W. G. NEKLANDS.
*       House,
NELSON & BOSTRUM, Proprietors.
Nicely Furnished Rooms. Bar well
Stocked. Spokano Beer on Draught by
the Schooner or Quart. Best Ere��
Lunch ln the City.
, ���Real Estate and Mining Broken���
Front St., Kaslo, B. C.


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