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KASLO, B. a, FRIDAY, DEC. 10,1897.
NO. 23.
Silver Rises to 60�� Cts., the Highest
Since Julv 20.
Lead, Broker's, $3.50; Exchange, $3.75���Trade
Stimulated bv Hise.
Lead (Broker's.) Silver.
Saturday, Dec. 4  3.50 .j!l 5-8
Monday, Dec. I!  8.60 (II)
Tuesday, Bee. 7  8.60 (10 1-8
Wednesday, Dee. 8  8.50 51)1-4
Thursday. Dec. 9  .150 58
Friday, bee. 10  3.60 58
Trade is visibly stimulated by silver's recovery to over (il) cents per
ounce. Many who have been nursing
Klondike schemes are reconsidering
now and wondering if, after all, there
is any better placo than the Kootenay
and especially the Slocan. Thc shutting down of many dry ore silver mines
in the United States has probably less
ened the supply of silver and raised
the price. All this of course operates
to Kootenay's benefit.
Am Seen at Kosmlaml.
The Bossland Minor in commenting
tiyon the silver rise, says:
"Tho dispatches this morning announce that the price of silver is (l()4c
per ounce. Tho price has been rising
steadily for several days and it looks as
though the market will remain much
lirnicr for some time to come. The true
inwardness of the advance is due, probably, to the immutable law of supply
and demand. Since the last break in
the silver market the outputj of this
commodity has considerably diminished. It is only when the ore Is of
the highest grade, like it is in the Slocan district, that silver mining can be
carried on successfully, while tho price
of the metal is so low. It Is to be
hoped for the best interests of the
Kootenays that the price of silver can
bo carried even higher than that which
prevails at present."
Senator Turner on Silv cr.
London, Dee. 1.���United States Senator Turner of Washington- who has
heon in London for it month and who
will sail for New York on the Teutonic
today, said to a correspondent of the
Associated Press:
"As a silver man I can say that it is
certain that a schome of currency
whieh discriminates against silver, as
all the plans favored by Secretary of
the Treasury Gage do, can not pass the
senate, and that nothing the senate
could do would pass the house of representatives. I feel sure, therefore,
that there will not be any currency legislation by this congress."
Slocan City Celebration.
Slocan City, Dec. 8s���The Slocan
River branch of the C. P. R. was opened today by a grand celebration in this
city. The lirst passenger train from
Nelson passed under a four-faced arch
built of cedar, surmounted by national
Hag and bearing appropriate mottos.
Being short of cannon 21 rounds of
giant powder were fired as a saluto to
the visitors. A heavy snow thinned
the crowd of visitors, but those who
did come were royally entertained.
The foaturo of the celebration was
an ore exhibit, in whieh there wero
over G00 sample specimens, aside, from
three fancy cabinets.
The completion of this branch assures a direct wintor connection with
the smelters and wholesale centers of
supply. Goods can now bo received
here from tho coast, or eastern points
without breaking bulk.
The banquet at the Arlington hotel
was a grand success. The horseshoe
tablp seml-eiroling the large dining
room, was filled with guest, visitors
and leading citizens. Tho C. P. R.
was represented by O. K. Perry, H. E.
Beasley, W. F. Carson, F. W. Peters,
F Anderson, Frank Fletcher, and
John Hamilton.
A ball wound up the festivities of
the day.
Tales of Starvation From Far
Dawson City.
Ian With a Small Parly Makes The
Trip in Less Than Two Months
siocun "City" N'�� Longer.
It is, "Slocan,"'not "Sloean City."
That is what the Dominion postofflce
department says, and for the future
Slocan goes.��� Sloean Pioneer.
rrorlucinl Surveyors!" Meeting.
,1. H. Gray, C. A, Stoess, W. S.
Drewry, F. A. Deveroaux and R. A.
Heyland were the Kaslo representatives at tho annual meeting of the Provincial Land Surveyors association at
Nelson last Saturday.
New officers wore elected as follows:
President, F. C. Gamble, Nelson; vice
president, .Frank Fletcher, Nelson:
socretary-treasiiiy, W. .f. H. Holmes,
Kaslo; executive committee, R. E.
Palinor, Sandon, T. S. Gore, Nelson;
0. A. Stoess, Kaslo.
.Many subjects of interest to tho surveyors were discussed and a committee
was appointed to mako application to
the department of land and works for a
inanunl of definite instructions in regard to the method of proceeding in
the survey of all mineral claims.
Nearly every year for the past 14 years
the mineral act has been, changed and
different claims are located under the
different aetB and have to bo surveyed
in different ways. All this creates
confusion and delays the issuance of
crown grants. Under tbe present system a provincial land surveyor has to
be a walking encyclopedia and have all
tho different acts and points of law at
his finger ends. As a result technical
inaccuracies, for which the surveyors
are not responsible, occur, and sometimes delay a crown grant six months
or more. The instructions are asked
so that surveyors may not be led Into
these mistakes.
KaiftagaSAsffl International  Coiiiiulf ���ion
em nre Still Negotiating.
In his annual message to the United
States congress that convened last
Monday, President McKinley has the
following to say regarding international bimetallism: ,
"Under the provisions of the act ol
congress, approved March .'J, 1S!)7, for
the promotion of an international
agreement respecting bimetallism, 1
appointed, ou tho 14th day of April,
181)7, Hon. Edward O. Wolcott of Colorado, Hon. Adlai E. Stevenson of Illinois and Hon. Charles ,1. Payne of
Massachusetts, as special envoys to represent the United States. They have
been diligent in their efforts to secure
the concurrence and co-operation of
European countries in the international settlement of tho question, but up
to this time have not been able to secure an agreement contemplated by
their mission.
"Tho gratifying action of our groat
sister republic of France, in joining
this country in the attempt to bring
about an agreement between the principal commercial nations of Europe,
whereby a fixed and relative value between gold and silver shall be secured,
furnishes assurance that wo are not
alone among the larger nations of thc
world in realizing the international
character of the problem and in thc
desire of reacting some wlso and practical solution of it.
"The British government has published a resume of the steps taken
jointly by tho French ambassador in
London and tho special envoys of the
United States, with whom our ambassador in London actively co-operated,
in the present nt inn of this subject to
Her .Majesty's government. This will
be laid before congress.
"Our spoclal envoys have not mado
their Baalireport, as further negotiations between the representatives of
this government and tho governments
of other countries, are pending and in
contemplation. They believe that
doubts, which have been raised in certain quarters respecting the possibility
of maintaining the stability of the
parity between tho metals and kindred
questions, may yet be solved by further negotiations.
"Meanwhile, it givos me satis/action
to state that the special envoys have
already demonstrated their ability and
fitness to deal with the subject, and it
is to be oarnestly hoped that their labors may result in an international
agreement which will being about recognition of both gold and silver as
money, upon such terms and with such
safeguards, as wilUsecure the use of
both metals upon a basis which shall
work no injuries to any class of our
The News IsJ read by
formed people ia Kaslo.
all  well in-
A recent dispatch from Seattle says
that twenty-live men arrived on the
City of Seattle, direct from Dawson
City. They were divided into two
parties, the last one of which left Dawson October Ki. They came out over
the Dalton trail. They are reported
to have about $50,000 in drafts and
gold dust. All tell stories of a food
shortage in Dawson that is almost a
(amine. John W. Brauer, tho United
States mail carrier, who left Dawson
September 20 says: "There ia only one
salvation for tho miners who aro now
at Dawson, and that is for them to undertake the awful winter trip from
Dawson to Fort Yukon, a distance of
100 miles. There is food at Fort Yukon, there is none at Dawson, and just
as sure as the stars shine terrible suffering will be tho fate of the Dawson
miner unless ho leaves there before
spring. I iwill mako my statements
conservative and say that, when I left
Dawson the men who were there had on
an average four months' food supply.
Somo did not have a month's supplies;
some had four or live. The last restaurant closed tho night 1 left. It had
boon selling nothing but beef steak,
for which the hungry paid $2.50."
According to statements made by
members of the Dalton party there is
liable to be trouble of the most serious
kind this winter in Dawson. All the
people talked about was the food famine. Men wore gathered in groups
and cursing with might and main the
now comers that were constantly coming into the Klondike loaded with
scarcely any provisions. The mounted
police were offering free transportation to the grub piles further down the
Yukon but to countless hundreds who
had labored hard all the summer accumulating a grub stake the prospect
was uninviting to say'the least. These
men figured that it would take all their
saving in gold to pay their living expenses at Fort Yukon during the winter, and that in the spring thoy would
not have enough gold left to pay pas-
sago back to Dawson (.'ity, to say nothing of purchasing enough food to subsist on until they get started again.
To these poor fellows the offer of thc
mounted ixilice was no hotter than thc
prospect at Dawson of being compelled
to winter on half rations until the supply boats bould reach the diggings in
tho spring.
Kn-ln Mini llcui-il From.
Arthur Oppenhoimer and J. Patton
of Spokane together with E. E. Coy of
Kaslo formed a party of three who
went in over tho Skiiguay trail. Mr.
Oppenhoimer, who writes from Dawson under dato of September 2(1, says
that the party left Spokane July .'In
last, and sailed 'from Vancouver, August 4, on the steamer Danube. Of ull
who wont up on tho Danube, this party
were tho only men who got their outfits over the pass. They arrived at
Dawson City September 23, and took
their entire outfit of 3,000 pounds
through without loss. They wore Hi
days going from Lake Bennett to Dawson City.
Mr. Oppenheiraer writes among
other things as follows:
"We have been prospecting two
days, the 24th and 25th, and believe
we will locate our claims on Bonanza
creok. It will take all winter to learn
whether we have a good mine. If
somo of the boats do not arrive from
St. Michaels there will be a famine
here, as there are not even enough provisions to keep half tbe people now
here. About half are like myself and
partners, haye plenty, but the other
half have beep depending upon the
steamers coming in, and so far there
is hardly a reason to believe the steamers will arrive. Many people are leaving here every day, as they have no
provisions and do not oare to starve.
"Flour, bacon and beans can not be
had for any price. Wo have enough
of each to keep us if we had nothing
else, and as wo have plenty of rice,
fruit aud sugar we are all right."
Silver Smelter Trust Doesn't Go.
Now York, Dee. 2.^ -At tho office of
the Kansas City Corisolidated.Smelting
and Refining company in this city, it
was stated today that the attempt of
tho silvor smeltor to combine for the
better management of their business
interests had failed, and that Monday
last tho 15 representatives of the half
dozen smelting houses who had been
conferring for a week in this city loft
without effecting any consolidation.
Thc purpose of tbe smelters was to
form a combination by which tho price
of ores could be regulated by an executive committee in which each smelting house was to bo represented.
Bdison  Smilingly Refers tt> Thi* year's
Many Great Discoveriesi
Thomas A. Edison was asked the
other day what ho thought of those
Chicago men who claim to be manufacturing gold from the baser metals.
The inventor, it is said, did not reply
categorically to the question, but
smiled significantly, and picked up
a cablegram whieh had just been received from Italy. The dispatch read:
"To Edison, Orange, N. .1.: Havo invented perpetual motion. Will you
help me perfect it?" You will notice,"
lie said with a far-away look, "that a
great many remarkable discoveries are
being made this year."
New itimiiii'i Vein <if Gold, Bearing
Ore Localcil.
Victor, Col., Doc. I,���November luii-
bcen a great period in tho life of the
Cripple Creek district. {t has been
crowned with surface finds and the
betterment of the. big mines, but it has
also surpassed every other in output.
Tho total tonnage for the month shows
an increase of about 3,000 tons; 1,0(H) in
mill ores and 2,000 in higher grades
treated at the smelters.
Cripple Croek, Colo., Dec. 2.--The
northern boundary of the ('ripple
Creek gold district has been extendod
three miles by the discovery on Copper
mountain of an immense blanket vein
of ore running from $10 to $1,500 a ton
in gold. The ore lies near the surface,
and is mined with a plow and wheel
barrow. In the opinion of many mining men, Copper mountain is likely to
prove one of the richest hills in the
City's $12,000 Debentures Sold for
m Per Cent.
Street Improvements and Bridges are to Follow Sooo.
The city's debentures of $12,000 for
street Improvements have been purchased by the Trust & Guarantee Co.
of Toronto, through their local agent
C. H. Evans, at 1)8 1-,'i per cent. 'The
bonds are completed and forwarded,and
the city has drawn for the net. prq-
eeeds, $11,800.
Although tho season is somewhat advanced for extensive immediate improvement owing to the frozen condition of the ground, still, if the present
mild weather continues, considerable
may be done. It is contemplated at
any rate to complete tho opening of A
avenue through the cut on the hill and
to build the trestle over the railway.
The Fifth street bridge will also be
The sale of debentures at 98 1-3 per
cent is considered good work. Especially does it appear so when compared
with its sale of $30,000 worth, two
years ago at 75 per cent. It is stated
that,it is a considerably better figure
than that obtained by the city of Nelson a! its last bond sale.
Other Public and l'rivutc Improvements!.
It is rumored that the city has au
offer under consideration of 85.000.for
its property corner Front and Fourth
streets, including the city buildings.
If the sale is made, the buyer expects
to erect a handsome three story business house upon it as soon as conditions permit. If tho city sells its property, it, of course, would have to buy
and build elsewhere. Tho next buildings will doubtless be finer structures
as they would be erected with a vie,r
also to being occupied by the courts
and registrar offices likely to come
here. The coming spring is likely to
see a handsome stone structure erected
by Creon Bros., on their lots at the
head of Front street. This tine building on such a-sightly location would
bo an ornament to the city.
Another handsome building, brick
front, is also in contemplation on the
south side of Front street between
Fourth and Fifth street. '
Such   Ik tlie   Claim   ot  ('liciitlHt   Hryce, it
(.'lili-ago Inventor.
E. C. Brice, the metallurgist, chemist, inventor and president and general
manager of the National Metallurgic
Co., declares that he will in Chicago
commence, on a large scale, tho manufacture of pure gold.
The process by which this will be accomplished is the invention of Mr.
Brice, who makes no secret of his formula, protecting himself by patents
covering the machinery and appliance*
necessary to make the artificial ore
from tho pure antimony. This metal
sells at the rate of Bi cents a pound,
while gold 100 line, is quoted at $2(U>7
per ounce.
Brice announces that he will bo able
to mako 10,000 lbs of ore a day with
aach of his four furnaces. This ore he
explained, will yield, when refined by
the usual process of refining base bullion, $2,880, to the ton.
Tho cost of producing a ton of ore,
the inventor of the process says, is
very little, while the cost of refining it
is also of small importance.
The Ladies' Hassaar.
Attention is called to the announcement elsewhere of tho ladies bazaar at
the Kaslo hotel auditorium next Thursday: also the dance in the evening.
An elegant largo doll now on exhibition in Druggist Stephenson's show
windows will be among the prizes.
Spokane arrivals at the Kaslo this
week included C. H, Atkinson, H, Mo-
Keown, D. W. Eberlln.
I'l'iiposeil .Smelter lit NnktlH|i.
II. L. Simmons has purchased 20
acres near Nakusp for a smelter site,
and has also secured the water rights
in that vicinity for the use of tho proposed smelter. Mr. Simmons says that
it is the intention of himself and associates to erect a smelter on the site. It
will be a plant similar in some respects
to the one at Trail. There is plenty of
ore iu that vicinity, he says, to keep a
smelter in operation.
It is thought at Xakusp that Mr.Simmons is connected with the parties who
are about to erect a smelter and refinery at Vancouver. This company,it is
claimed, intends to erect smelters at
several points in the Kootenay country,
and to send the product of those plants
to tho central refinery at Vancouver for
separation into the several metal.-, that
are in the matte.
Weight mui Vulue of Gold.
Cold and silver are bought and sold
by Troy weight. 24 grains 1 pennyweight, 20 pennyweights 1 ounce, 12
ounces 1 pound. The price established
by the United States mint officials for
pure gold is $20.07 per ounce. On this
basis, gold of various grades of fineness
has value by the ounce as follows:
1000 (ine $20.(17 500 fine $10.33
000 fine  lS.fiO 400 fine    8.26
800 fine  16.53 800 fine    (i.:.'0
700 fine  14.47i200 fine     4.18
(100 fine  12.401100 fine     2.0(i
Alt natural gold, that is, gold extracted from rocks or washed from the
beds of streams, contains more or less
silver, platinum, copper or other forms
of alloy. For this reason, miners are
often disappointed when thoy sell, im^
agining all gold to be pure.
The Union club is said to be about to
reopen under new management. =5 Timely Topics. ����
Dentil has nil seasons for his own, but
the foot-bull season is undeniably one
of his favorites.
Those who rudely broke their home
connections to go to Klondike arc
forming Other ties up there. They've
bosun lynching each other.
Judging from recent stntisiics. ap-
Iiciulii-ilis seems 1o be growing into an
epidemic in the United States that suggests the Idea of a quarantine against
the disease.
A literary critic says that Kipling's
poetry is the only modern literary
work which shows the results of Inspiration. Well, a dollar a word is
enough Inspiration to produce quite an
The latest rules of the pOBtofflce department require employes to use the
utmost civility in nil their dealings
With the public. Civil service will leave
no room for u demand for civil service
A wriler in a sporting contemporary
says thnt "the Laplanders when mi
skates think nothing of covering l."il>
miles a dny." The average man in
this country who goes on a "Bkate'
doesn't thluk of it either.
The giving of 50 cents a week to his
wife got a Plttsburger a thirty-day
work-house sentence���a deserved rebuke for recklessness. Domestic economy must be enforced. If he had given
her a dollar tliere is no telling what
mught have happened to him.
An experienced mnn who hus just returned from Alaska tells the Fargo Argus how to cure the Klondike fever.
"Pick out a morning next winter." lie
says, "when the mercury is below zero,
shoulder u pick und go into the woods
before breakfast; dig a hole sixteen
feet deep, come back to the house ul
night and eat n sninll piece of stewed
buffalo robe and sleep In the woodshed.
Repeat the dose as often ns necessary."
Arab chiefs nre regarding Hie discovery of wnter by English engineers in
the Nubbin desert with great snlisfiic
tlon. They believe it will revolutionize
the country nnd cause villages to sprint;
up In the heart of the desert. Three
thousand men nre employed in building the railroad which is being laid
tliere, many of them being dervishes
who were captured by the Anglo-Kgyp-
thin forces, and ihey will work with a
will for the money they receive.
One who beard Lord Kelvin and Lord
Lister at the late meeting of the Brlt-
lsh Association for the Advancement of
.Science wns struck with their Senile-
ness of voice. There was a rastfulnosg
ln the ton���. No "line frenzy" helped
the spectator to imagine for a moment
that he was listening to one who made
declamation take the place of demonstration. How well this simplicity
symliollzed that true science that never
mistakes vociferation for verily:
Quackery loves the "sounding brass"
of long words and a loud voice.
If Diogenes were still on earth, hunting with his lantern for an honest man.
Monrovia, Ind., would be the plnce for
htm to turn his steps toward. Clark
Geare lives there, and If one recent act
of his is an Index of his nature, he Is
Just the sort of man Diogenes was looking for. Geare Is a veteran of the late
war, and some time ngo applied for n
pension because of rheumatism. He
got It, but recently returned ills certificate and $:iot> Imck pension to the department at Washington, saying that
Iris rheumatism hud gradually improved and finally left him completely, nn<l
that he was therefore not rutin,���(! to
thc pension.
The name of the river that is now on
everybody's lips should be spelled
"Klondike," according to tlie rules of
our Government Hoard of Geographic
Names, which sny that In foreign nnd
aboriginal names "C ls always soft and
has nearly ihe sound of s, ns in Celebes," and "K should always be used
for the hard (,'," nnd that "Y Is always
a consonant, as In 'yard,' and therefore
should not be used for the vowel I.'
Kor about eight years the orthographic
rules adopted by the leading geographical societies have agreed In rejecting
the possessive case In many names.
The rule adopted by our Board of Geographic Names In: "The possessive form
should be avoided whenever it can be
done without destroying the euphony
of the nnme or changing Its descriptive
application." So "Cook Inlet" and "St.
Michael" now appear In all our government publications, though "Cook's Inlet" nnd "St. Michael's" are still current In many newspapers.
Farmers In America who are sometimes unable to "make both ends meet"
would do well to study the methods and
processes of Belgian formers. Six million of people In Belgium live on a territory about equal to thc State of Maryland, and a farm of two acres ls enough
to support a man and bis family and
enable hlm to lay by something for a
rainy day. Au article in Column's
Rural World tells something of the
methods of the Belgian farmer nnd
gives un interesting insight into rural
thrift and economy in the most densely settled country of Europe. Describing the typical two-acre farm in Belgium, the article says the thrifty Belgian makes the most of every Inch by
heavy manuring and allowing no
waste places. A patch of wheat or rye
and barley, another of potatoes, etc.,
and other garden truck, even the sloping sides of the ditches for Irrigation
being utilized, nml the general result is
that with thrift and economy the farmer provides about everything his family needs except a few groceries and
clolhes, while the surplus products
more than supply his other wants and
leave a balance to his credit, which
grows each year.
Summary of Railway-Steamer Time
Cards from Kaslo.
NnilirroilH Surface Improvements of
(lie Le Roi���Coke linln-Hy Iu
Montana��� Sale of Ited Top Monntuln Claim...
copper and in the neighborhood of three
Manitoba is beginning to look confidently to llic United States for an
overflow of population to make the
vast plains of the northwest a new agricultural empire. Busing their conclusions on the fact that the public
lands of the United States open to settlement lire practically exhausted, the
Maiiitobuns think that as thc United
States now receives and has been receiving llic surplus populations of the
old world the surplus of the United
States will in turn overflow into Canada, especially into Manitoba, where it
Is now much easier to obtain a farm
than in the I'nited States. A number
of Canadian Immigration societies have
already been established in tills country and whether the Canadians tire
right or not in their supposition they
seem to think they nre obtaining tlie
overflowing nf the genuine American
population, people who want to own
their own homes, while their places nre
taken in America by the continued influx of foreign immigration. The Klondike, the Wuwa and the Kootenay gold
mines will also udd to ('unada's attractiveness nnd draw hardy and adventurous men, many of whom will, so the
Manltobans think, remain and become
The indictment of six prominent Ken-
lurkiuiis by the grand jury at Frankfort for "poker-playing for money" Is
regarded by the Chicago Times-Herald
as another sign of the decline of poker,
i'or belter or worse, and without considering Ihe ethics of gambling, it Is apparent to any one who will think of It
lor a moment that poker is slowly but
surely going out of fashion. Before
Ihe war everybody played it. Tlie
Statesman of those days wns us well
known for his skill in opening a jackpot and the savolr (aire with which he
staked all of his possessions on his ability to guess whether his opponent had
tilled or merely bluffed as for his forensic eloquence. After the war, the
game kepi its hold on popular favor to
but a slightly diminished degree. But
gradually it has lost ils seductive powers for American mankind, until uow
hardly anybody plays It. While a few-
years ago poker was played in every
cliui, now It is forbidden by the rules
of most. Then, every ho) el snw a
dozen or more games iu progress. Now
an order to the bell-boy to bring cards
anu chips lo the room ls a rare occurrence. Then, everybody played, now
the same men find it difficult to recollect when they last opened n "jack pot."
The game, once a "geutlemnu's game,"
has lost Its favor, ami with faro and
roulette bus become a gambler's game,
played seldom by any one but professionals.
Some idea of Ihe value and of the Interest thnt is Ixdiig shown in Ontario's
gold mines in the newly discovered
Michlpleoten district may lie learned
from the report of Mr. Archibald Blue,
director of Ihe bureau of mines, ns
given ln the Canadian papers. Mr.
Blue hns organized the new mining dls-
Irict, which has been placed under the
direction of Mr. I). Boyd. During the
fifteen days Mr. Blue was at the olllce
there were registered between eighty
and ninety claims, which had been regularly slaked out by llccnse-holdei-s
mid upon all of which discoveries of
gold had been mnde. In nil over 200
licenses luive lieen Issued since the new
regulations went into elTcit, then about
a month, The new law allows miners
to lake out two licenses provided they
are not under the same vein, and a
number of miners have availed them,
selves of this privilege. As the System
of mining enables miners to secure a
Claim at trifling expense, Mr. Blue re-
lwrts it as very popular among pros-
pectora, Among the prospectors who
hnve slaked out claims are Lord Doug-
hiss of Harvlck and a company In
which CM, Hlsdnle ls Interested. The
director also remits that he heard of
one vein from twenty to thirty feet
wide wlilch showed free gold ln promising quantities, the samples of quart,
shown hlm being literally covered on
the face with the precious metal. Many
of tbe prosiiectors hod no experience at
all, and many of them, nccordlng to
Mr. Blue, never left their camp at
Wawa. Most of those who did, however, were successful ln locating
claims.   '
Cody, etc., Ktialo & Slocan Railway irnlns
leave Kaaio dally at S a. in.; returning,
arrive at Kaslo 3:50 p. ni.
Rosebery and Nakusp, take K. & 9. Ry.
from Kaslo to Sandon. and thence Nakusp & Slocan    Railway, leaving   Sandon
  I dally at 7:45 a. m.; returning, arrive Ua.ly
at Sandon at 4:55 p.  m.
ti n i Jil.T.ii.1 .1,-.���      FOR    REVELSTOKE,   VANCOUVER,
The smelter returns of thc Lc Roi show I victoria arid  other  main  line points on
thut the ore from that mine is averaging I c-   _*��� R-   Doat 'rom, Nakusp  to  Arrow-
��        head,  cars to Revelstoke,  thence oon-
1.54 ounces in gold, about four-per cent   nect with east and west bound trains.
etc.. take Steamer Slocan on Slocan lake.
ounces in silver, making a total value of i connoting with Nakusp & Slocan Ry. at
1 Rosebery.
about  $40.     The  numerous   surface  im- ;    FOR NORTHPORT, SPOKANE, ROSS-
 ���_i���    i.,,���t���     ������ i,���i,,t.������   ������   ti,-i land and Grand Forks, take the Steamer
provements lately undertaken on the | international from Kaslo dally at 5:45 a.
mine aro now completed, and Captain i m., eicept Sunday, making connections at
,,,,,, .   .     ,    .   .        ,,      .-(is! Five Mile Point,  near Nelson, with Nel-
Hall, thi) superintendent, is well satisfied mn & y0Tt Sheppard Ry., then to North-
v, ith tlie shupe things are in.    Operations I Port.    From  Northport  to  Spokane con-
have lately bee, commenced sloping ore ggftpg? J$?&fc&ffiSi-TS&t��
at the 100-foot level. In the original em. arriving at Spokane at 6:40 p. m.
i i s t .1 ��� ...:-��� iiui. ���**,.���i: ,��� For Rossland change at Northport to
development ot the mine little attention lhc Rp(1 Mounteln h'., arriving at Ross-
was paid  to the ore at this level and a land at 3:40 p. m.    Or, Rossland may   bo
,.              _ ���   ,   ���i,���������f   ,,_,���������,.,,i reached   from   Nelson via    Columbia    &
line   reserve   remains   almost  untouched. , Kootenay Ry. to uobson, thence by river
The west drift at the 000-foot level is now   steamer to Trail,  thence by Columbia &
v.     i on- r�� .  ���.. i Ms- ...... k���.i���  ���.v,;nv.    Western  Ry.   to Rossland.    Or,  Rossland
in about 22o feet, and the oil' body, which ; ma_ be r(HJ.hed v!fl NakusI, aria Trail by
is from 7 to 18 feet wide, is showing up ; dally steamers down the Arrow lakes and
most favorably. Stoping will soon be | ^0���������^ KorkB and Boundary Creek
commenced on this level. Notwitlistand- . points, take S. F. & N. Ry. from Nortli-
.i i ��� .... i-_t��..s ��., .!._ .v.is.��� port to Boseburg or Marcue, thence by
ing    the    heavy    drains  on  tho mine, . ��        acroa8 roBJrv_tlon.
amounting from $26,000 to $30,000 month- j FOR AINSWORTH. PILOT BAY. NEL-
i i       * si,      ������o*..,.i;,.���  ���f M.-   ��on, etc., 1. N. tt T. Co.'s Steamer Inter-
ly,  paid out on the constiuction of the   national leaves Kaslo dally,  except Bun-
Northport. smeller,  the  property  contin-1 day. at 5:46 a. m.; returning, leaves Nelson
. ,.   . ,       ,    i "- ~ ��   ���     n.-u.i-<�� _t   i.'.ui,. _i���..,t  fl.'m I.
lies to pay its regular ,$50,000 dividends
Bjutist OHDBCH���Serviced will be held in the
BChoo] homo every Lord's day. Mtirniui;
services, 11 O'clock; Sunday school and pastor's Millie class Immediately alter mnrntiiK
service; evening services, 7:30. All are cordially Invited tn attend.
Rbv. ii. c. Niwcoma, Paitor.
Catholic Chuech���Corner C. avenue and Mb
St. No regular pastor at present. Occasional
services by special amuimit-eincul.
Masons���Kaslo lodge No. 25, A. F. and A. M.,
meets Hist Monday in every month at Na
sonic hall over (Ireen Hros.' store. Visiting
brothers cordially inviled to attend.
Hamilton IIykrs, W. M.
E. E, CuiriiAN, Secretary.
Masonic CHAPTER���Kootenay chapter,K. A. M.
holds regular convocation! on the second
Tuesday ol each month in Masonic Hall.
Kaslu. Visiting companions are cordially in
vited. K. K- CHII'MAN, Z.
('has. Tm-Miu'i.i., Scribe E.
MACCABKBS-Slocan Tent No. A. Knights of lh*
Maccabees, meets second aud last Thursdays
oieach month at l.ivlngslon's hall, Kaslu.
Visiting Knights cordially invited.
Mure Holland, W, JL Datum,
Keeper ol Kccordi. Commander.
arriving at Kaslo about 8:30 p.
monthly. The smelter will be in ruunin
order by January 1, und then work will
be resinned on the new three-compartment shaft to the west of the present
The    <iil.r    Industry.
at i p. m
C. P. R. Co.'s Steamer Kokanee leaves
Kaslo dally, except Sunday, at 7:30 a. m.,
arriving at Nelson at It a. m.; returning,
leaven Nelson at 4 p. m., arriving at Kaslo at 7:30 p. m.
during navigation  season  the I. N. & T.
Co.'s     steamer     Alberla     leaves     Kaslo
Fridays     at     9     p.    in.     for     Bonner's
.1. II. Conrad of the  Montana Coal  & I Ferry,   Idaho,   thence by Great  Northern
Coke Company Bays, relative to thc plans   Ry-   to Jennmgn,  Mont., thence by  river
..��,,'��� .   tt���      ..._: is    :t   during navigation season.   Or take steam-
tor future operations at Horr  which,      : ._ ,_��__ ^^   o_  -,   p   R   ma,_  ���ne
carried to a successful  termination, will I Tuesdays and Fridays at 4 a. m., up the
revolutionize the coke industry and make | Columbia und down the Kootenay river.
I'ark county, Mont., tho logical point for I    	
smelter   operations.    The  position  is  to | TAIII.l. OF UISTANCBS.
not only convert the output of the mines] 	
of his company at Aldridge into coke, but   rr,~   K"Io��<(i pSl^u'!,,dl""
to save and utilize thc by-products of gas,'
��� ���l-
r'liRESTERS. -Court Kaslo No.8887, Independent
Order ol Foresters. Meets 2d and 4th Fridays
olciich month in Livingstone's Hall. Visiting brethren arc cordially Invited.
Norman MclHTi ��� I, w. 11. Strathern.
Recording Secretary. chlel Hanger,
P-tO_r_CS8IONA_s   I'AUIis.
Physician and Surgeon.
i ,    , i       -,i    ,i i       WIWBT OR NORTH.
uoal tar and dyes, and with the gas and j mum.
water power, which now goes to waste,! Whitewater  17
operate smelters for the treatment of 0*08  SmuJJsW ..!'..".'.'.'" M
at a minimum cost never yet approached   Bandon (I hour*) 29
in smelter operations in Montana j SfJjL' ��IJ^  ^
A. O. Newton, manager of the Butte n��w Denver'.'.".!". is
and   Yellowstone   Coal  and Coke Oom-|2S"_*r*  S
,, ,.     . i     /        Silverton  41
pany,   reports  the preliminary   work  lor I slocan City .
the erection  of the company's  15 coke
ovens proceeding  favorably and expects
thnt within a short time tho mines at
Cinnabar will he contributing to the coke
output of the country
Moose   l.iil.c    lllstris-l.
Thompson!, Landing.U8
Trout Lake City 1J6
Ferguson  130
Revelatolte (11 tirs)..133
Vernon   233
Aii important mining deal in the Moose j ��"^,0���, '.'...!".!!!"��
Lake camp, iu Montana, has been made, I Asheroft  so.
.1.  P. Dunn, John T. Cadle nnd Thomas   y^0" /V V'"."'.^
Mclllilllllin  having bonded  to L. J, High- 1 New   Westminster.. .60S
Ainsworth    11
Pilot Bay    10
Balfour   it
Sanca  it
Nelson (4 hour-1..... 42
Vmlr   W
Robson   70
Trail   10
Northport  (7 hrn)....10l
���SRossland (10 hours)..120
Nakusp 7o BoMburg  lit
Halcyon Hut Sprgs. Sfi|Mareus IM
Arrowhead  lOOlQranil Forka   180
Laurie  101 Oreenwooi  181
Anaconda 191
Boundary   200
Midway    904
Spokane (U hours)..231
doat Hirer   (8
Beilllngtoo   (RykertK 77
Port HIU    71
Lucas  108
Bonners Ferry US h)140
Jennings, Mont 108
Wardner.   ft   C.V...S80
land the Cold Hill nnd Abe Lincoln min- I Y",co,uverr �����' hr!),:'iJ for' Steele*  400
,    ,   ,   .Victoria   15!)  hra)* life Cl
Tacoma (30 hours)...S20
Portland 148 koUnO-.M
���Via C.  P.  R.
ing claims. These, claims adjoin what is Seattle (28 hours)
known as the Cadle property. Thc conditions of the In nn! provide that Mr. High-
land must erect a live-stump mill on the
properties additional stamps on or before
July 1, 1S98. In addition to this he pays!
the' owners $o0,000.    Should  he  fail  to j
r.nlirui.-    411
Golden   ��0
Windermere*     180
Banff   114
���Via   trail   about   1-E
above distances.
oniply with the terms of thc bond, then j ilovernoriieneral Earl ol Aberdeen
he forfeits his mill and such payments as
he may have made. What looks particularly good uhout this deal is that thc
two mines named are among the first
struck in thc camp.
Denver   Mint.
(.old   receipts   at  the  Denver   branch j
mint for the half month which ended Oc I Provin,1(4l _iln��ra1oKt.t!..."!   '����. A.*{-2.yiJ
lolicr la show a gain of 111 per cent over \ Members ot Legislative Assembly for West
the  corresponding  period  of  1890.    The ; M��t__^_3n��:.....'i.7.7.7;.7.7.'7.7' J. li ke'lil.
total  for the  two  weeks reached $052,-   youth Riding J. F. Hume
Premier 81r Wilfred Laurier
Member of the House of Commons, Dominion
Parliament, for West Kootenay 	
   Hewitt Unstuck
I.leul-liiiTernor Hon. T. It. Mclnnes
Premier Hon..I. H. Turner
Attorney-General Hon. 1). M  Kberts
Com. of I_inds and Works      Hon. Q. B. Martin
Minister uf Mines and Education
Graduate Trinity I'nlverslty, Toronto, (int..
Member ol College ol Physicians and Surgeons.
Licentiate of thc 1). C. Council. Late of New
York Hospitals and Polyclinic. Hartin bnlldlng. Kaslo. li. ('.
Mining, Real Estate Broker.
Insurance and Oeneral Commission
Front Street, - Kaaio, B. C.
Graduate of American College, Chicago.
Kaaio, n. 0.
p     W. GROVES,
Civil and  MinhiK Kngrlneer.
Rrovlnolal Land Surveyor
Under ground Surveys. Surface and,
Aerisil Tramways, Mineral Cla_m�� surveyed and reported upon.   K&bIo, B. G.
F, C. Gamble, M. Inst. C. E. M. Can. 8oc. 0. B.
i    (Kate Kes. Eng. Dep. ot Pub. Wki. of Canada
in 11. 0.) Nelson, B. C.
Francis J. O'Keilly, Asboc. K. Inst. ('. E., P. I..
S. lor B. C. 14 Columbia are. east Kossland.
OItII    Knglnrers,    Provincial      I__s.il
Surveyors, Accountants ������<_
Ueneral  Agent*.
KOMI.a.111   AND   HICIst44l!��.
Office with Henry Croft  -   Kaslo, B. C.
Notary Public,
Arbitrator. Assignee
Conreyancing, Etc
Over Lamont & Young's Book Store,
Jeweler and Optician,
Reco Avenue, Sandon, B. C.
724.37, compared with $303,854.38 for the I
first half of October, 1890.   The difference j
in favor of the present month reads $348,-
86fl.0l>.   'Ilie number of smelters contrib-
Mayor Robert F. Green
Aldermen���A. T. Garland, A. W. Uoodenoogh,
I J. I>. Moore, G. 0. Buchanan. II. A. Cameron.
City Clerk E. E. Chipman
... i.i m__      i    < Police Magistrate .1. II. McKilligan
uting is the same as last lear.   Tlie gain i rlty Marshal M. V. Adama
is due largely to the increased capacity I Assistant.  .W. A. Milne
... h .'',       ,,    .     .. ,   v.      '   City Solicitor C. W. McAnn
of the cyanide, chlonnauon and  stamp I Auditor c. D. McKenzle
mills which  handle  thc  lower grade of i Treasurer I. B. McKilligan
* - Assessor 8. P. Tnck
ore- Water Commissioner R. A. Cockle
Southern Orearon. i Health Officer Dr. J. F. B. Rogers
������   , ,, _ .    ,    .    i    City council meets every Thursday evening
Unit   southern    Oregon,   particularly   at the city hall, 4th street, between Front Ht.
Josephine county,  ll rapidly  coining to   'ni1 A avenue,
the front in the mining line U evidenced I        VOLUNTEER FIllK DEPABTIUNT,
.      ,, ..    , ..      *    . , Chial Hugh P. Fletcher
by  the rapid strides made around even ] f\m Deputy chief    .George Reld
Dalle*,   In the spring of 1800 there were \ H*i-��>i����l _0*l��rity t^hiyf John D. Keenan
,   ,   , *      B,   .   .     ...     .. .  . .   Third Deputy Chief John Fisk
but few giants operated in this district | secretary Archie Morris
and  at  the  present time  there  are  at  Treasurer ...Gus Adams
least, 12 in readiness for the coming sea- DISTRICT DIRECTORY.
son.   The various quartz mines are also I M1,lln* R"'order��nd A*M",or'T'Ijtoh1ne<'1,-or
being developed which in time, from in
ilicalions, \m! he good producers
Una   Money   (o    Hum.
"Swift. Water Bill" (W. C. Gates), one
of the 28 Klondikers who arrived at Seattle the other day, wus formerly a resi-
Collector ol Customs .1. F. Mcintosh
School Trustees���August Carney. J. I). Moore,
ii.li. Buchanan.   Principal���Prof. J��s. Illslop.
General delivery open daily (Sundays excepted) (nun Ha. in. until 7 p. in. Lobby open
Irom 7 a. m, to!t:S0p, m.
Malls lor despatch closed as follows:   For
,i�����t ,.r sj�� i   .        it_ :. ���        t'.y.      i.l.   all parts ol the world every  evening except
dent of Spokane,    lie is one of the rich   Saturday and Sunday, at....   .��. p. m.
men of the famous camp, and one of his 1    Malls arrive from United States and lake
.���������,.��� _   . .   ,   .   .,    .   ...   ' points dally except Snndav, al S::Ki p. in.
traveling   companions    stated that this |    Krom 0, P. R. points and Slocan points, ar
Everlastingly at It.���"Stark is a bicycle crank, Isn't he?" "I should say
lie was. When lt rains he stays home
and runs his cyclometer."���Cleveland
Plain Dealer.
4:0011. ni
a. in.. 11:30 p. m.
Postofllce Savings Bank
m. to ftp. iu.
8. 11. GREEK. Postmaster.
noted character had certificates in his pos-   rive dally except hnnday, at..
-__.__ _ s    . ass/ussvfw.       j i      j     Registration office open 8:30
session for upward of $100,000, and in ad- | Moiiey order office and Postoflli
dition to $2,000 or $3,000 in nuggets, one i    "Pen 91
of which weighs $417. j 	
ed States mint, has revised his figures as  " ~"	
to lb.. ��,���-i,tv Tidd .���(,���,(  f����� mon     xr���   Mtthodist Chcrch���Cor. C. and ftth St.   Di-
to tho world s gold output for 1800.   He |    vln0 mryicn evcry Hnnday at 11 a. m. and
now  places  the  output at $205,000,000.1    7:8(1 p. m.   Sunday school at 2:30.   strangers
Mr.  Preston's  estimate of the  probable)    ���'way'w c" a'S.t p_oc.cni����, M. a.. Pastor,
output for 1807 is $235,000,000.   The gold ; PKESBYTKhus CHiiBCH-corner 4th street and
output  of  the   United   States  for  this      B��v?n"��-   rleryices every Sunday at 11 a. m.
1 and 7:30 p. m. Sunday school and Bible class,
'-:110 p.m. Prayer meeting Wednesday evening ats o'clock.   Free seals; strangers and
year will he approximately $00,000,000,
an estimated increase of $7,000,000.
Sixty    I'ounilH    of   Gold.
Sixty pounds of gold was taken out of i
the liuffalo Hill placer mines at Elk City, |
in Idaho county, this season.
others heartily welcome.
Kkv. Jamks Nairn. Minister.
CMUbch of Ksoi.akh���Southwest corner of|C
avenue and ..th street. Services every Hun-
day at 11 a. in. and 7:80 p. in. All are cordially Invited. Rgv. C. F. Yat*��,
Mlvsloner in Charge.
Mrst J. Se Johnson.....
Embroidery and      ,
Mantua Making.
Butte Hotel,      -     ���     KASLO, B. C.
Front street.
���Qf^fl(| Barber Shop,
gltrSvw  Nickel Tubs.    Tickets   good
for three baths, $1.
Stevenson & Becker,
A Ave., liet. 4th and 5th, KASLO, B. C.
All assay and analytical work carefully done by the latest laboratory method*
Zeaults guaranteed.
I'riceS made on application.
j�� WHERE? j��
Why to the Slocan Beer Hall, where yoit
s��n get fresh draft heer by the aohouner
or r,unci.
A Avenue,        .... K����lo, B. 0 CROKER WITHOUT FEAR.
The Tiimiiii.iiy Lender Once Swam Cut
Anionic a School of Sliurlin.
It Is said that Richard Croker, the
Tammany boss, Ih a man absolutely devoid of physical fear and to prove tt a
story ls told of his great nerve.
Some years ago a New York newspaper printed an article which stated
that the talk of sharks eating human
beings was all rubbish; Hint they were
afraid of men nnd would swim away in
Consternation If a mun were suddenly
to appear before them. Among those
who became interested lu the matter
was Mr.  Croker and he declared the
nlfllAHD   I'ROKKIl.
only way to settle the controversy
which the article started was to put
a live mnn in front of a shark and
watch the result. Me further remarked
thnt some day lie would Hnd out for
One winter or two later Croker de-
elded to spend a few weeks In Florida
nnd he was accompanied on tlie trip by
Andrew Freedinun, uow president of
the New York Base-Ball Club. Not
far from St. Augustine tliere Is a place
where sharks may often be seen lying
motionless In the space between the
shore and the bar. The water is almost
always ns clear as glass, and the huge
llsh are plainly visible. The llrst time
Croker saw the sharks nt this point he
told Freedmnn he wns going to Hud out
whether they would eat a mun if they
got a chance. Next day he and Freedmnn went out tliere again. Inking with
them two good-sized chunks of raw
beef, one of which they put on a big
hook, intending to use the meat as a
bait and haul in the Hrst unlucky llsh
that should venture on a nibble. But
owing to the powerful though smooth
nnd quiet ocean swell. It was impossible to throw the bait out far enough
to attract the attention of the sharks.
This was fried and tried again, but to
no purpose; every time the baited hook
was east lt was brought back by the
Irresistible force of the long swells.
Finally Croker got tired, and seizing a
piece of beef In his hands he ran ont,
ns far as he could, then gave a dive,
and with half a dozen Impetuous
strokes swam out to the group of alleged man-eaters, and dropped his burden before them.
Freedmnn was dumfounded, nnd
shouted to his friend to come buck at
once; but almost before he could get
the words out of his mouth Croker was
again standing on shore, dripping and
brenthless, having goi away from the
sharks with all possible speed.
"But the sharks hurried away as fust
as my frleud Dick did," Freedinan always says In winding up the story,
"from which I conclude that they were
worse frightened than he; ln fact, he
didn't seem frightened at nil."
Croker thinks the Incident proves
that sharks are afraid of man. There
nre probably few, however, who would
believe this evidence conclusive.
Kmall  Silver  Kndec  Attuchcd   to thc
Ear hm a Health Certificates
Everybody else hus hud a clnince at
the button fad and uow It Is the cow's
turn. Those of them that are in good
health must be decorated with buttons,
whether they will or no. Arrangements
have been made by the health authorl-
ties of Alameda County, California, to
submit the cows in all dairies of the
county to the tuberculin test, and those
that pass the test successfully will
have a small silver button attached to
the ear as a badge showing their
healthy condition. Cattle that cannot
I       pass the test will be killed.
Iiove and Death Broke Hia Vow.
For more than twenty years William
H. Jerolainen, of Morrlstown, N. J.,
was silent ln bis borne, says an exchange. He made a vow and kept tt
until death faced him. Then he broke
the oath, spoke to his wife, kissed hen
and died.
One day back in the '70s, after a
triUlug quarrel, he said to his wife:
"I'll never speak to you again as long
as 1 live." At thift time he was 58
years old. lie kept his vow nnd lived
on. utterly Ignoring the womnn who
hud shared his Joys and sorrows so
long. They lived In a cottage at Mount
Arlington, Morris County; but, as fat
as Jerolainen was concerned, it was aa
If his wife was not living.
She bore the slight without a murmur. He dined in silent e and alone,
and so did she. Often Mrs. .lerolamen
had to speak to her husband In reference lo household affairs, but he never
He was a church member, being one
of the organizers of the Mount Arlington Methodist Episcopal Church. In
1874 the town wus divided ou the question of prohibition. The old man tried
to induce the members of the church
lo indorse the cold water ticket ut tbe
town election, but they refused. He
swore thnt he would never go to
church again. He kept his word iu this
as he had toward his wife.
Thus his life went ou lu silence and
gloom until a recent Monday. Then he
could not arise in the morning, for
pneumonia had laid its grip upon hlm.
He was 80 years old aud he felt that
he could not recover. Ills wife bent
over hlm with the love that all his
harshness had never killed. He saw
the light In her eyes, anil feebly essaying to take her hand he sobbed!
"Dear, I'm so sorry. Will you forgive
Forgive him? Would she? Kneeling
by the dying man's bedside, she wept
softly, while he, wilh tongue freed at
last, rumbled on deliriously about old
times. Sho did not leave him until the
end came. He died with his hand iu
hers and n look of happiness that his
face hud not borne iu twenty yenrs.
Queer Figure Outlined hy the TinJ
I.raven of un lvj' Vine.
Ivy is known to be n v ry nccoiniuo-
tinting creeper nnd often forms queer
figures of its own free w 11, but the
vine ID the ynrd of .lames Hughes ol
Philadelphia is the queerest of tin
queer.   The sketch shows the form out
It Win   Thnt   of   n   Governor'..   Wife
Churned with  Forgery.
At (Jlenvillc, W. Va., recently the
Jury disagreed as to the guilt of Governor Atkinson's wife, who was charged
w 11 li fabricating
her deceased hus-
bund's name to an
lmportnnt legal
document, it is not
likely that the case
will be tried again,
and in the event of
t h e  fair defendant ' s conviction
her liege lord and
niuste r    surely
gov. Atkinson,     would    grant    her
unconditional pardon ere she had passed the fraction of a second  in   penal
Mrs. Atkinson wus thrle�� married,
and each time It was to her benefit As
a poor and obscure girl she Hrst married Dr. Ed Davis, a man of prominent
family, ln 1875. Dr. Davis drank lye
for whisky In fne dark one night nnd
died, ln 1883 the widow married Judge
Gideon Draper Camden, a member of
tho famous family that numbers Senators, governors and millionaires in its
list of notables. She wns then 88, handsome, vivacious and lively���Just the
sort of a woman to attract n milllon-
alrewldowerof 75, and that he wns attracted, and that the widow was not
without business sense, is proven by ll
marriage contract Hint gave her .fioo.-
000 for marrying hlm nnd caring for
him iu his old age; also by the will,
which gave her all his eslate except a
few $500 legacies he left to his children
and grandchildren.
At 52, when .Mrs. Camden married
Gov. Atkinson, last summer, she was
still well preserved ami retained much
of her youthful spirit and vigor. She
and the Governor had known each
oilier for years und had always been
good   friends.     After   the   Governor's
period of mourning for his wife, who
tiled in 1884, il wns noticed that lie was
often at Clarksburg, Mrs. Camden's
home, nnd that she often entertained
hlm, not only there, but   when   Ihey
JOu^i    / _,
lined by the tiny green leaves.   Many
people visit Mr. Hughes' house to find
out how the strings nre arranged, but it
would take an exceedingly fine inem-1
ory to retain the plan so as to produce a j
similar effect.    Some of  the    visitors I
have made a sketch of the entire vine,
but as yet none has reported, his sue-1
cess iu copying the oddity.
Onions I'or Brides.
Among the Greeks the onion was formerly used at marriages, a Jar of lentils, one of snow nud one of onions being spoken of as gifts to the daughter
of King Cotys upon the occasion of her
marriage Io Iphlcrutes. In some
pin ces, even now, onions nre thrown
after brides, as Is rice In our land.
lu the south of England this patrl-
nrchnl plant wns used by girls to divine
llielr future husbands. When the onions were purchased for this purpose
It wus necessary for the purchaser tc
enter the shop by oue door anil go out
by another; it was, therefore, Impel-
lant to select a greengrocer's shop
which had two doors. Onions bought
In this careful way, If placed under
the pillow ou St. Thomas' eve, were
warranted to bring visions of the future husband.
Country girls were also wont to tak��
an onion and name It after St. Thomas.
It was then peeled and wrapped ln ��
clean handkerchief, after which, placing lt carefully on their heads, th*
maids would say:
Good St. Thomas do me right
Ami let my true love conic to-niiilit,
Thut I may look him in the face
A nil him in my fond arms embrace.
might  chance   to  Is*  in   Washington,
where    Mrs.    Camden maintained an
elaborate establishment on 0 street.
The    forgeries    Mrs.   Atkinson   was
charged with having committed related
to the property left by sludge Camden.
It is known that during his life Mrs.
Atkinson signed his name, with his assent, to papers; but the prosecution
Charged thnt after his death Mrs, Atkinson continued signing his name, and
thereby acquired property tlint she had
no right to.
i't Stands on WiSCSBSet Hurhor, Maine,
nnd Wiih Garrisoned in iSl'J.
The oldest block house iu the United
States stands at the entrance to Wls-
easset Harbor, Maine, where it was
erected before the war of 1812. It
Stands on the southern end of Folly Island nnd commands the entrance to the
harbor, .for Whose defense it  was  In-
ICggs Should Never   Be Boiled.
"Eggs should not be boiled at all,"
writes Mrs. S. T. Horer ln the Ladles'
Home Journal. "Allow four eggs to
each quart of boiling water. Fut the
water In a kettle first, then carefully
with a spoon drop in the eggs, cover
the saucepan and keep it where the
water will remain nt 180 deprees Fahrenheit for five minutes. The whites
will be slightly coagulated and in a
creamy condition; the yolk" cooking at
a lower temperature will be slightly
congealed. If the water bolls the
whites will be hardened and rendered
indigestible. If the quantity of water
Is lessened, or the number of eggs increased, a longer time must be allowed, or the water kept at a little higher
temperature, say 185 degrees Fahrenheit, but tbe former proportions are
much better."
tended. In 1812 It was garrisoned, and
1 although a big British man-of-war
j came up the river leading Into the har-
I bor, she did not deem it wise to pass
! tills block house. It Is built of massive
! aak timber, square hewn, and the shies
I of the structure are very thick. It Is
| pierced with port holes, having heavy
! doors. It was also garrisoned ln the
' late civil war. The citizens of Edge-
j comb and Wlscasset keep it in repair,
! although lt belongs to Uncle Sam.
Money Made by a Blacksmith.
Tacoma once had a mint that coined
all the money ln circulation where the
City of Destiny now stands, and It did
not require the Hat of Uncle Sam, the
silver of Idaho or tlie gold of California to make the pieces from Taco-
ma's mint pass current among the In
dians and the few hardy pioneers that
were blazing the path of civilization
through the forest on the shores ol
Commencement bay.
Back ln the, early seventies, so says
the Tacoma Leader, the Tacoma Mull
Company, not being able to handily so
cure gold and silver for use ln trading
with and paying off the Indian laborers
and early settlers, hit upon the novel
plan of Issuing their own currency, anil
to this end set their blacksmith at
work to fashion for them out of scraps
of Iron and brass pieces of money, or,
rather, tokens, which could be used us
a circulating medium. The pieces consisted o*? 40 and 45 cent iron tokens nnd
brass $1 pieces. The 40-eent pieces were
ubout the size of the present half dollar. The one-dollar pieces were oval
In shape, about an inch and a quarter
long, an Inch wide and a sixteenth of
an inch lu thickness. These pieces
were stumped with tbe ligures showing their value, and readily passed current all over the country tributary to
the mill. Nearly all this old "mill"
coin has passed away, but a few days
ago William Hanson, of the Tacoma
Mill Company, presented ;i sel of these
queer coins to the Ferry Museum. In
his letter he Bald:
"The honesty of the people and Ihe
absence of any blacksmith shop save
that of the company made the use of
this money possible."
Oregon has long boasted of the "Beaver" coin minted at Oregon City in the
curly fifties ns the only money minted
In the Northwest in the days of the
Meinheor Jniissen.
The man who by proxy Is the father
of the 5-ceul cigar that is smoked every day by millions of Americans Is
Melnheer Janssen, of Amsterdam, Holland, the dictator of the world's tobacco market. It was be who discovered
the value of Sumatra leaf as "wrappers" for cigars filled not only with
American but Havana tobacco. He is
70 yenrs old.
Mr, JanSSCU, while not the discoverer
of the fact that the Island of Sumatra
produced a very superior leaf tobacco,
one curiously well fitted for use as cigar
wrappers, wus the drat to appreciate
ihe value of the discovery -made by a
countryman of hia���and to encourage
the wilier nml belter cultivation Of the
plant in Sumatra, it wns be who broke
the domination of the Havana planters lu the cigar trade. It wns he who
mnde It possible for Ihe tobacco smoker of ordinary means to procure a cigar of excellence nt a price that fitted
his purse. To-day the larger proportion of cigars smoked all over the
worltl are wrapped with the smooth.
One-veined leaf grown on the Island of
Sumatra. It Is that leaf that made It
possible \o utilise American-grown tobacco in the manufacture of "domestic"
cigars, and It was its Introduction to
this country that laid the foundation
for the Immense domestic cigar trade,
a trade which employs thousands of
men anil In which millions of American
capital are Invested.
Central Hotel.
Front St. Kaxlo.
New   Building and   Newly   Fnrnlihed
A Finn-ClasH Bar in Connection,
Furnished Rooms.
Conducted Iiy Mrs. S. S. Warner ami
Mists, Cubs-.
Electric lights, hut innl ool_ Imths, slcmu hent
cil. newly famished throughout.   Everything first class,   corner.\ n venue ami
Fifth street.  Kaslo. II. ('.
Kaslo, B. C.
..Rates $1.00 and Upwards...
ADAMS BROS., Proprietors.
Pole agents for Pabst Beer, Milwaukee,
Hotel and
flood rooms and good living.    Restaurant in charge ol Oscar Mnnaon.
Front Street,
KASLO, B. 0.
Columbia  Hotel,
J   P. BEELER, Prop.
Clean and Comfortable Rooms.
Best Bar in Kaslo.
A well conducted
In connection, managed
by JAMES EGAN.j��j��
Ilnmboo as a Building Material.'
The great strength of bamboo jKiles ti
not at ull understood by the majority of
persons, It Is stated on excellent authority that two bamboo iioles, each of
them one und seven-tenths Inches In
uiunieier, wheu placed side by side,
will support a grund piano slung between I hem by ropes, and that they
will neither sag or break under the burden. Bamboo will form poles sixty-five
to seventy feet long and from eight to
ten Inches in dinmeter. A derrick.
twenty-six feel high, made of four-inch
bamboo poles, raised two iron girders
weighing together four hundred and
twenty-four pounds. The wonderful
lightness of this material in proportion
to Its strength has excited comment of
late, anil new uses are constantly being
made of It. Scaffoldings of bumboo
have the atlvnnlage of lightness ami
Strength. It Is predicted that this material will come Into general use for
such purposes.
Musically Inclined.
The following ls an exact copy of a
letter received by a young lady, who,
possessing u piano nnd being about to
move to a sinnll country town, advertised for room and board with a family
"musically IncUasd:"
"Dean Miss, we think we kin suite
you with room and Isnu'd If you pree-
fer to lie where there is miislek. 1 play
the lliltlel. my wife the orgln, my do!tor
.Iille the nUordlou, my other dolter the
bango, my son Hen the glttar, my
son .Hm the Monte and koronct, anil my
son Clem the base drum, while all of us
sings g��i;pell hluis lu which we would
be glad to have you take part both vocal and Instrumental If you play on
anything. We piny by ear an' when we
all git started there Is real musick In
the air. Let us know If you want to
come here to bord."���Harper's Bazar.
Front .Street,
finely Furnished Throughout: Dining Room
Service Unexcelled: liar stocked With
choice Liquors and cigars.
The Revere, <�� dt
J. M. BLAIKIK, Prop.
Finely furnished rooms,hard finish,
everything new, electric lights.
A avenue, Kaslo, B. 0.       1'. 0' box 44.
Telephone No. :i.
K. 0. Wbavku,    -     Proprietor.
Clean, hnmeltlte ami cninlnrtnlile, Barlstr
shop In connection. Free Kilisnu I'honograph
concert every evening.
Tho Cramming System.
Perhaps K Is because of the cramming system practiced In the public
schools that sft many young students
either gravitate toward the foot of the
class or desert It altogether. One girl
has run away from home because she
"hnd rather work than go to school,"
and a Methuen father Is searching for
his sou, who left home precipitately
after writing a note declaring that he
"could not attend school any more
since he failed to get promoted."
YMIR,   B. C.
Sew im I ia i hk mui newly for.ilshcil through
out. Itest rooms In thc city. Finn class bar lu
... Proprietors.
and Real Estate
Correspondence solicited.
Address, KASLO, B. C,
To   the   Ladtea.
Send ten cents to Womankind. Sprlnfffleld,
Ohio, U. 3. A., and receive Womankind, a
handaome home matfaslnc for three months and
a free copy of the Womankind Cook Book. Tou
will he pleased with both the paper and book. BRITISH COLUMBIA NEWS,
Kaslo, B. C.
Subscription Ki.'X) Per Annum in Advance���Advertising Bates Made
Known on Application.
The annual session of the United
dtatei- congress contains some matters
of interest to Canadian citizens as well
as io their cousins across the line. The
message of President MoKlnley still
expresses hope regarding international
bimetallism. Tbe portion referring to
the subject is published elsewhere.
The part referring to the necessary
legislation for development of Alaska,
consequent npon the anticipated Influx
uf people there next year, promises to
bring just land laws nud equitable
government to that much neglected
The subjects of reciprocity in International trade,international arbitration
ami the protection of the sealing in-
lusfcry ull appear to be presented from
a i advance stand point.
The policy of non-interference iu tlie
affairs of Cuba and Spain is urged and
will doubtless bo followed, for the
present at least, ns long as Spain shows
,i desire to conciliate bar unhappy dependences
The ratification of the proposed annexation treaty with Bawaii is urged,
i and these tropical islands will doubt-
i !ess soon become part of the American
The president endorses with some
apparent hesitation the plans Of secretary of the treasury Gage for the reformation of the currency, including the
retirement of the greenbacks and issuing in their place bank notes. It is
the general opinion however that this
will be a do-nothing congress with
reference to currency reform. It isn
delicate subject and the leaders are
not sufficiently in accord on it.
That the president is ready to admit
i hat the differences between the Ding-
! y and Wilson tariff bills has not
'rought    prosperity   to   the   country,
i;M be inferred from one ofthe
paragraphs which begins: "If weare
In have an era of prosperity.''
Altogether the outlook for remedial
legislation, in the United States from
the present congress, is very poor, and
the republican party occupies a very
unenviable position.
The regulation by which lawyers are
required to reside in British Coliimbiii
six months before boing permitted to
practice, is an absurd one. Bow it
I'ame to be enacted is a strange thing,
but why it is permitted to continue is a
stranger one. The west is supposed to
be thc home of naturally libera! ideas
and broad minded patriotism. British
Columbia in general reflect* this con-
liliun. but occasionally a relic of antediluvian spirit like this regulation,
pukes up its head. . The regulation
should tie repealed.
A case in point where it works hardship both ways Is that of Sir Charles
Hibbcrl Tuppor and Hon. Mr. Peters
who visited Knslo last week. These
gentlemen have come from tho fur east
tu cast in their fortunes with thc people of British Columbia. They are not
only eminent lawyers, but men who
have stood high in governmental affairs. It is a humiliation and indignity
unnecessarily thrust upon them, that
they should be required to undergo six
months of enforced apprenticeship.
If thero bo any justification for such
i stale of affairs we have failed to hear
il. It is tlie quintessence of protectionism, gone to seed. Its general effect is
to keep men of ability out of the province cither as residents or as practitioners called in from abroad for special
services. No other province tolerates
tl.is obsolete custom.and British Columbia should do so no longer.
purchases that can bo made to better
advantage of home:'; merchants. The
home merchants are doing an excellent
Uhristmas trade.        ,
The coming public money for street
improvements, noted elsewhere, aud
the plans for various private buildings
to be erected soon, will give Kaslo
quite another impulse on the road to
Witli the new rise in silver, comes
renewed confidence. Trade improves
nnd discontent subsides. Who was it
that was talking Klondike, anyway?
If he can be found he will doubtless be
ready to admit that Kootenay is good
enough for him now.
The long unexciting grinds that thc
city council is having so frequently of
late, running close to the "wee sma'
hours' of thc night," may account for
the lack of aspirants for aldermanic
honors. It may not be an alluring
prospect to give up free so many of
one's evenings to public business, but
it has to be done. Who will sacrifice
his time for the public good as well as
tho present council does? Echo doesn't
answer, just yet.
The agitation of the subject of patronizing home industry and home
merchants is already bearing fruit.
In several Instances noted, people have
cheeked themselves in the thoughtless
course  of sending  away  for  holiday
B. C. Biblct of Sandon was in town
Frank Cutler is organizing a party to
go to the Yukon.
Lace curtains can be dono up nicely
only at the Steam Laundry.
The Albion mine nt Ainsworth has
been incorporated and stocked.
For fine portieres and window shades
see Gwen & Stevenson, tbo furniture
I. I. Southcott and J. H. Freeman of
Victoria wero registered at the Kaslo
this week.
E. L. Smith formerly with B. Elliot
is opening a new general store next to
the pogtofflce.
Get your woolen goods washed at the
Steam Laundry. We guarantee not to
shrink them.
Superintendent Gibson has resigned
thc managership of l ho Black Diamond
at Ainsworth.
Postmaster Arthurton of Sandon
was in town this week and took in tbe
veriseope show.
How about that overcoat? Don't
you need a better otic? Walker the
Tailor can furnish you.
FI. A. Jackson, traveling freight
agent of the Greal Northern railway
was in town yosteaday.
Your soiled suit or your stained dress
can bo cleaned without damaging the
material, at the steam laundry.
Married���December 2, in this city,
by Kev. C. A. Procunier, Arthur .I.
McArthur  and Elizabeth J. Chandler.
Should a man bo judged by tbe coat
he wears? That depends on whether
Walker the Tailor furnished it or not.
The Kaslo st Slocan freight train
now leaves after tho passenger, so as
to havo thc benefit of the latter's snow-
Thc local voters' list closed with 514
names on it. Using the usual multiple
that should give Kaslo a population of
Dressmaking���Mrs, Nelson has removed her dressmaking parlors from
the Wilson building to Boom No. 16,
Make yourself a Christmas present
in advance, of a goo:l suit of clothes at
.I.Walker's Tailoring establishment on
Fourth street.
The Ladies Guild of St. Murk's,
Church of England will hold a faucy
bazaar at tlio Kaslo hotel auditorium
next Thursday.
The spell of soft weather has disappointed ti-.o skaters and curlers who
were getting the rink in readiness for
a winter's sport.
Tho public school furniture is expected to arrive in a lew div/a. Tiie
new building however will probably
not be regularly occupied now, until
after the holiday vacation.
For .elegantly furnished rooms, with
: or w if limit board, apply to lv_rs. Mc-
j Kenzie at tho cottage, n. \v. cor. of Ilrd
! street and A avonuo. Fine private
j dining room attached, with best of
1 board at reasonable rates.
.lohn Shernvin, local manager for H.
I Giegorich,leaves soon for his old home
in Minden  City, Michigan, for a  well
i earned holiday vacation of   five or   :ix
weeks.   His many friends wish  hitu  a
i pleasant trip and a safe return.
Hugh Fletcher has some line specimens from the Isis near thc Lucky Jim.
He and Gus Boetcher, W. S. Drewry
and the Black brothers, own tho property and are pushing development
work. One assay ran 1,120 ozs tn silver.
__5n__i rjisi.'i.j:[j iCio.i-)sc_'
Excerpt from Rules and Orders Relating to Private Bills.
HULK 59.
properly the subject o! leni.-iiiuioi. by the
Legislative Assembly ol British ColqmbitLvwithin the purview of the "British North America
Aoti 1887." whether for the erection of a bridge,
the making ol a railway, trannwiy, turnpike
road, or telegraph or telephone line; the construction or improvement "f�� harbour, I'mml,
lock, clam, slide or other like work; the granting <>f a ritfht nf ferry: the Incorporation *>f any
particular trade or calling, or of any joint stock
company; or otherwise for granting tn any Individual or Individuals any exclusive or pc-.
cujiar rights or privileges whatever, or for doing any matter or thing whieh in its operation
would affect tin* rights or property of other pnr-
tk'K.or relate to any particular olass of the community, or for making any amendment of a
!ikr> natnro to any former Act,���shall require a
notice, clearly and distinctly specifying the nature and object of the application, and, where
the application refers to any proposed work, Indicating generally tlie location 01 Uie work.ami
Signed by Or On behalf uf tlie applicants; guoll
notice to he published hs follows: ���
In the Jlriiish i oluinbia Uazette, ami in one
newspaper published in the district affected, or
ii there be no newspaper published therein,
then In a newspaper in the next nearest district in which a newspaper is published.
such notice shall be continued in each cave
for a period of at Least six weeks, ..luring the interval of time between the close of the nexl
preceding session and tin consideration of the
petition, and copies of Buoh notice shall be sent
by (lie parties Inserting such notice to tbe
Clerk 01 uie House to be filed amongst the records of the Committee on Standing Orders.
57.   No petition for any Private Bill shall be
received by the Ilnu-eafter the first ten days of
each Session, nor may any Private Mill lie pre-
BOnted to the House after the first three weeks
of each Session, nor may any Report of any
Btanding or Select Committee upon a Private
Itili be received after the Aral four weeks of
each S'ssiou and im motion for the suspension
or modification of this Kule shall be entertained by the House until the stime has been
reported on by tin' < ommitee nn Standing Orders, or after reference made thereof at a previous isit ting of the House to tbe Standing Committees charged with consideration oi Private
Mills, who shall report thereon  to   Hie   House.
And if this Rnteshall be suspended or modified
as aforesaid, the promoters Of any Private Hill
which is presented after tbo time hereinbefore
limited,or for whieh the petition has been received after the ii me hereinbefore limited,! hall
In eithorcase pay double the fees required as
herein mentioned, unless the House shall order to thfl contrary. Any person Seeking to obtain any Private Hill shall deposit with the
clerk of the Houxc, eight days before the opening of tiie session, a printed copy of Buoh Bill, n
eupy of the petition to be presented to tne
House.TOOKTHKK WITH TIlKNOTICBB PUBLISHED. At the time of depositing the mil
the applicant shall also pay to the Clerk of the
House a sum of three hundred dollars. If a
copy of the Bill, petition and notices shall not
have lieen .so deposited In thc hands of the
Clerk of tb6 House at least eight days before
tlie opening of tbe session, and if the petition
has not been presented within the first ten
days of the session, the amount to be paid to
[be Cierk shall lir >i.v hundred dollars. If the
bill shall not pass second reading, one-half of
the fee shall be returned.
60. Before any petition, praying for leave to
bring lu a Private Mill for the erection of a toll
bridge, U received by the House, the  person or
persons Intending to petition  for such Bill
shall, upon giving the notice prescribed by
Pule 50, also at the snnie time and in the snnie
manner, xivv notice of the rates which they intend to ask, the extent of the privilege, the
height of tke arches, the interval between the
abutments or piers for the passage ol rafts and
vessels, ami mentioning also whether they intend to erect a draw-bridge or not, und the dimensions of the same.
01. All Private Hills for Acts of Incorporation shall be so framed as to Incorporate by reference the clauses of thc Oeneral Acts relating
to the details lo be provided for bv such Mills;
���Special grounds shall be established by uny
proposed departure from I hi* principle, or tor
the Introduction of other provisions as to such
details, ami a note shall be appended to the
Mill ind leal ing the provisions thereof in which
Ihc lieneral Act is proposed to be departed
from. Bills which are not framed in accordance with this Mule shall lie re-east by the promoters und reprinted at   their  expense   before
any Committee passes upon the clauses.
06. All Private Mills shall lie prepared by the
parties applying for the same, and printed in
Small Pica type, twenty-six ems by   fifty   ems,
on good paper. In imperial octavo form, each
page when folded measuring 10l_ inches by T'-j
inches. There shall be a marginal number every fifth line of each page: the numbering of
the lines is not to run on through the Mill, tint
tiie lines ol each page are to be nuichered separately, One hundred copies of each Hill shall
be deposited with the Clerk of the Hotisu Immediately before the first reading, if amendments an* made to any Mill during its progress
before tin1 Committee on Private Hills, or
through the House, such Mil! shall be reprinted
hv the promoters thereof.
Hated 16th November, 1*1)7.
Clerk, Legislative Assembly.
V .l.ueyMinerul Claim.situate in the.Unsworth
Mining' Division of West Kootenay District.
Where located: On the west side of Kootenay lake joining the west side line of the Spokane and coincident with the same.
Take notice thut I, S. P. Tuck, Free Miner's
Certificate No. 97.882, ACting&l agent for K. II.
w ingate, Free Miner's Certificate No, 4468A, intend, stxty days from the date hereof, to apply
to the .Mining Recorder for a certificate of im*
provemcnts,Tor the purpose of obtaining B
Cmwii grant of the above claim.
And further take notice that action, under
section 87, must be commenced  before   the  issuance ot such certificate of improvements,
Hated this lKth day of October, 1B97,
\ j   King Solomon Mineral   claim   situate in
the Ainsworth Mining Division of West Koote*
nay District,
Where located]   Qh the weal  side of Koote*
nay lake In Hie vicinity of Loon hike.
fake notice that I, H. P. Tuck, Free Miner's
Certificate No.97,883, acting as igcni for The
Ring Solomon ConsolidRt',d Mining Company.
Pree Miner's Certificate No. D7,M2, Intend,sixty
days from the date hereof, to apply CO the Mining Recorder f��r a certificate of improvements.
for the purpose of obtaining a Crown grant of
the above claim.
And further take noticd that action, under
section B7, must be comnu need before the issuance ol such Certificate of Improvements.
Dated this .Hat day of October, MOTi
Notice is hereby given that sixty 1601 days
after date I  will making!application to the
Chief Commissioner of Lauds nnd Works at
Victoria to purchase the following described
lands in the West Kootenay district and Ainsworth mining division: Beginning at a ;io��t
planted at the mouth of Woodbuiy Creek on
the shore of Lake Kootenay, thence north
eighty tfiOj chains, thence east torty 140J chains
thence north eighty 1801 chains, thence east to
the shore ot Kootemy lake, thence following
the shore southward to thc point of commencement, containing -121) acres more or less.
Dated November Ift, HW7.
I   ���Ileal Estate and Mining Broker. -
Front St., Kaslo, B.C.
>Who Would Have Thought It?
I Yet why not make Christmas presents that are both useful and ornamental?   For Instance we have i��     A
)      Embossed Brass Rochester Lamps.
Gentlemen's Neckties and Silk Handkerchiefs.
I Finest Silk Lined Caster Gloves.
Elegant Eider Down Quilts.
Soft, White Woolen Blankets.
liussian Tea-Pot Hoods, in Satin, oic.
Besides, for Holiday Eatinp, there aro
Boned Turkey and Chicken.  Mince meat.
English I'lum Pudding with l'unch Sauce
Nuts, Kiffs and Fronch Crystallized Fruits
French Soups.and Salad Dressings.
Cheeses���Roquefort, Edam. Brie and McLaren's.
In addition to all, our usual staple lines of Groceries and Gtothing
ul and or-
H. Giegerich,
Is 011 Deck with Articles,  useful  and
ornamental, viz:
Ornamental Lamps.
Crockery ami Glassware.
Handsome Dinner Sets,
liar Glassware, Toilet Sets.
In Addition to these,
The usual full line of
Staple and Fancy Groceries,
Hardware, Miners' Supplies,
Men's Furnishing Goods.
John B. Wilson,
.   . Wholesale and Retail . , .
$%* For the Holiday Trade We <*&
��S^ Have Arriving a Carload of ^&
Dressed - Poultry
Fresh Fish and Oysters !
$       Including thc Finest TURKBYS, DUCKS, CHICK
ESS ami GRBSE.    Besides tbe   .   ���   .
Of the best Beef) Pork ami .Mutton, wc hnve Venison,
Pickled rii|'sFeet, Extra Hacon, Chinook I5rnml Hams
See F. E. Archer & Co.,
stoves, graniteware; tinware, plumbing, etc.,,
Front .Street, Kaslo, British Columbia.
Kootenay Electrical Supply Company.
Electrical Construction,
Private Telephone Lines.
Wiring in all Its branches.
Electric Lipht and Power Plants.
Fixtures, Shades, Bell Goods, Etc.
Headquarters in tlie Keeoan Building, next to P.O., Front Street, Kaslo, B. C. i rn if I ''I', i- -r 1 -ilrMn
We are making a SPECIALTY of
the XMAS TRADE and can supply you
with any kind of present for any kind
of person at any kind of price.
Call and see the LARGEST AND
ever shown in Kaslo.
Call and select your presents and
we will reserve them until Xmas.
Cant of Characters nml OutlUieOfthfl Play
Next Tuesday Kvenliig.
The play to be givon by thc Kaslo
Dramatic Club next Tuesday evening
at thc Kaslo Hotel Auditorium is a
eomedy-drnma of absorbing Interest,
following is tho cast of characters anil
synopsis of tho aotn:
Gilbert Medland A. 0. Burdick
Matthew Thornton. ...C. S. Trothewey
Sir Frederick Sidney. A. P. Macdonald
Old Joe  Sam Hunter
Little Arthur Baby Marjurie
Solomon Isaacs A. 0. Eraser
Laura Sidney Mrs. W. E, Hodder
Ada Thornton Mrs. P. Suthorliiml
Kate Medland Mrs. A. O. Fraser
Act I.    Medland's Homo���The Plot.
Act ll. The Locke���Sidney Manor���
The Recognition.
Act III. Drawing Room at Sidney
Manor���The Murder.
Act  IV.    Library,  Sidnoy  Manor
Flvoyetirselapsobetween acts I and 2.
The play ie alternately full of humor
and strong dramatic scenes. The Jew,
Solomon Isaac*, is said to bo a very funny character, although occasionally
ranching to height! of strong dramatic
power. Tlio character of Kato Medium! has proven a successful starring
part for more than ono tragodienne.
Medland and Thornton are also strong
characters. These and all the other
characters arc said to bo very well
caBt. Every one should turn out to
this play. The stage has boon enlarged
by tho addition of 150 square feot and
will permit much more freedom of
Miraculous Snow Slide Kscape.
I. 1). Holland, who has just returned
from a trip for tho Slocan Cigar Factory, reports a romarkablo snow tilde
escape at tbo Porto Rico mine near
Ymir, B. C. Jack Chesmith fired a
blast last Wednesday evening that
started a slide that overwhelmed and
carried him down the mountain side.
His friends at onco began to dig for
him and after three-quarters of an hour
dug him out feet llrst from under four
feet of snow, comparatively uninjured.
SkiitliiK Kluk Property Bold.
Geo. T. Kano yesterday sold to
Archie Fletcher, D. W. Moore, Jas.
Wiiugh and 11. Byers, eight lots including those on which tho skating
rink Standi. The tigtire is not made
public.    The   new   owners will for the
present at least continue to use the
property for rink purposes.
(lliiilrs  foi' ( In littllill- I'l'i'Ki'llt*..
What is more appropriate than a
nice easy chair, or a fancy rattan rocker for a Christinas prusontV Owen .t
Stevenson have a lino stock of them on
hand, and can make you suggestions In
this line that will make your oyes
Bead the News and keep posted.
Clly Council Proceedings.
Since the last issue of the News business has been transacted by the city
council as follows:
In the matter of the communication
of the Kaslo & Kootonay Land Co., re
statute labor tax ol 1806, aspocinl committee consisting of Aldermen Cameron. Buchanan and Mayor (ireen was
appointed toconsult with tbo company
with a view to the settlement of tbe
Tho public works committee was authorized to ask for tenders for tho construction of a four plank sidewalk on
the north side of 13 avenue east of .'lid
Thc mayor was authorized to employ
a competent person to inspoctall buildings within the city as to their safety
in case of heavy snow fall and also as to
safety from lire.
Aldorman (loodenough introduced
By-Law Nd. 60, amendatory of FJectric
Light Co. By-Law No. .'l",lo extend the
franchise of the company from throe to
ton years.
An effort to amend and pass the
Ward's By-Law No. 80 so as to make it
operative next year, was lost, Aldermen GoodenOUghj Garland and Moore
voting in the affirmative and Aldermen
Buchanan, Cameron and the mayor
voting in the negative.
The principal business of the city
council at its regular meeting last
evening was the introduction and lirst
reading of Alderman Buchanan's By-
Law No. 51, for tbe sale of the city's
real estate, corner of Krontand Ith sts.,
either with or without the buildings,
with a view to purchasing elsewhere
and erecting new buildings.
Progress was also made with the
other by-laws now before the council.
The petition of Robt. Kwln and others re sidewalk on Front street was referred to the public works committee.
Adjourned until tomorrow night.
Veriscoiie ls ull Right.
Dan Stuart's veriscope under the
control ol Manager McGuire of the
Butte opera house, gave two exhibitions this week at the Kaslo hotel auditorium to good sized audiences. The
pictures were those of the famous Cor-
bett-Fltzsimmons light at Carson City,
Nevada, last March. This is the first
complete series of pictures of anything
of this sort over made for the kinete-
scope and veriseopo. Barring an occassional dim spaoe in the series, the
pictures arc all right, and are undoubtedly genuine. The motions are all
perfect,both of the chief actors and tho
spectators. The scones between the
rounds where the soconds of each man
rubbed him down and tanned him, all
carried out the life-like representation.
The swiftness of operation and, a
slight unatoadlness of tho pictures are
rather trying on the eyes, but those
are the only flaws in the performance.
Tho photographic Alms of the light
which lasted a little oyer an hour aro
said to be two and a hall miles in
Fancy   Qazar |
at the kaslo hotel auditorium,
Thursday, Dec. 16
By the Ladies' Guild of St. Mark's Church.
Bazar and Sale of Fancy Goods in the Day Time.
Social Dance in the Evening.
Admission to Latter, 50 Cents,
The nuvcuiioi'l I'or JI..1I.1 :���.>��� Aleuls.
Those who desire to bo good to themselves during this holiday season will
find the best of opportunities to regale
the inner man at the Davenport cafe on
Fourth street. Mossrs. Boss & Wilson,
always alive tc the .comfort of their
patrons, are expected to fairly outdo
themselves this month in the high
class meals that they serve. Their
restaurant is truly first class and would
be a credit to any city.
A l'rogresslve Hardware Merchant.
The News calls attention to tlie announcement elsewhere this week of
Hamilton Byers, the hardware merchant. Mr. Byers has a full line of the
latest goods on hand which he sells at
very reasonable ligures. Everything
apt to be needed in the hardware line
can be found there. One of those
handsome sets of carvers would make a
lino Christmas present and help dispose
much more satisfactory of that noblo
bird, the turkey.
Fancy Upholsterys
Owen it Stevenson, the furniture
dealors are doing a lot of fancy upholstering for tho holiilny trade. Lounges,
footstools and ottomans thus embellished make attractive and useful
Christmas presents.
Take your pick of those handsome
lamps at .1. B. Wilson's.
L. J. McAtee of the Twin mine at
Ainsworth  was  in Kaslo, Wednesday.
One of those Tain (I'Shanter caps at
Green Bros, would make a neat Christmas present.
Sandon arrivals at the Kaslo during
the past week were Chas. Humo aud
B. U. Atbertcn.
Among the Nelson arrivals at the
Kaslo this week were Frank Darling.
Captain Duncan, W. Duncan, L. Ernst
and II. K. Martin.
J. F. Garden, a surveyor, supposed
to be in the employ of the C. P. B., has
been relocating lots In SouthKnsio this
week, to the inystiliealion of many.
Among tho arrivals at the Central
this week wero Ed. Thomas of Three
Forks, W. A. Ragsdale of Colville, A.
S. Crawford of Ainsworth and Thomas
Bowie of Glasgow.
Among tho arrivals at tlie Adams
bouse during the past woek are Ed.
flangen of Cody. W. Graham of Toronto, Chas. Ms Field of Bevelstoke and
A. R. Grant of Minneapolis.
A. Guthrie of St. Paul was at thc
Kaslo this week. Mr. Guthrie is vice-
president of tho K. it S. railway. He
was here consulting with President
Munn and Manager Irving about future developments.
Police Magistrate McKilligan has
had but one case before him sitice
November 17. That wasra ease of alleged theft which was dismissed fpr
lack of evidence. This speaks well for
the peace and order of Kaslo.
C. S. Drummond of Loudon, formerly
of Winnipeg was at tho Kaslo this
week. Ho is manager of three large
mining companies including the Queen
Bess, which ho went up tho road to inspect. He is also manager df tho Dundee Mortgage company.
.las. F. Garden of Vancouver, A.
Guthrie of St. Paul, D. J. Munn of
New Westminister, Maxwell Stevenson Jr. of Ainsworth, H. 11. Wagner
Donver, L. A. Campbell of Toronto and
W. G. Blwortby of Montreal were
among tho arrivals at the Kaslo this
Kaslo Masonic lodge has elected officers for ensuing as follows: B. Byers,
M. W.; S. C. Wing, 8. W.; G. A. Carlson, .1. W.; A. W. Goodonongh,
treasurer; V. E. Ghipman, secretary:
Tho lodge is In a nourishing condition.
The B. C. News job rooms recently
printed Its by-laws In   pamphlet  form.
Keep Warm.
Good fir and tamarack wood delivered at shortest notice and most reasonable ligures, to any part of the city by
Lucas Bros, of the Kaslo Transfer
To the I.mllii.
Send 10 cents to Womankind, Spring-
liold, Ohio, U. S. A., aud receive Womankind, a handsome home magazine
for three months and a free copy of the
Womankind Cook Book. You will be
pleased with both the paper and book.
partnership lately subsisting botweeii
Alfred Caiiicrim anil Harvey A. Camerou u(
thc city ol Kuslo, II. ('., under llic lirm name of
Cameron Druthers, expired on the seventh (lav
ot December, A. D. 189., bv mutual coiwnr "
All debts owing to the said partnership arc
to be received by Mr. Vim. .1. Twiss of Kaslu, 11.
('., their duly authorised agent, and all de
mands on the said partnership are to ho presented to him fur payment.
. Dated at Kaslo, B.C., this 9th dav of December, 1897. (Signed.)
McPhail tbe Tailor is not only making suits at the lowest figures consisten
with GOOD WORKMANSHIP and GOOD MATERIAL.but he has also inaugurated
Well made, well fittiiif Winter Suit or Overcoat
Dp**      r_>L_ _-_ 2 1      Merchant Tailoring and Gents'
/   lCff-'rl_Rll_    Furnishings, corner Front  and
*   A   m%/*    ,m"'    Fifth streets, Kaslo, B. C.
"At Christmas, play and make good cheer,
For Christmas conies but once a yeai. "--OldSong^
���-Invite you to Consider their	
Christmas Groceries
Sit around your Yule log lire and take comfort in their apples,
raisins, currants,  figs and I'ancy Eating Chocolates.
.lust received, a car load of the famous Boulter Canned fruits and
Your cook will want Cowan's Chocolate and icings, along with
thoir other fancy and staple groceries.
Ol all the bust kinds���including thc famous "Napa Tan.''    What better
present for a gentleman than  a  pair of thoso  handsome,   comfortable
Moehn silk-lined gloves?   Or a stylish hat?   Or a fancy tie?
Before December 25th, be sure to see
Green Brothers,
A Avenue and Third Street, Kaslo. B, C.
Largest and
In the
Interior of
. . The	
(  Kootenay La tefc
Saw Mill.
0 0 6 0 0
Now Running in All Departments.
Lumper Rough, Sized. Dressed, Matched; Shingles. Laths, Doors, Windows. Mouldings, Brackets, Turned Work. Glass, BtO., rlr.
L0n hand and to Order.   Agents in Nelson and Sandon. j
>S) lll.SSSISSI      1.1 __|������������SSfSSJ__S_|SSSSSSSSSSSS���SSSSSSSSSSSSSM-SSSS���, SSS     ��������� S.1S1 .-..*...  .��� s__
The People Say_^__
That the Kootenay is tho Best   District in British Columbia.
That Kaslo is the Best Town in Kootenay.
��� Slocan Cigar Factory, | n^rs" J
I wr UNION MADE GOODS! * \Si.o. ii. c. I
$ Butte Hotel
Meals at all hours between ha. in. and II p. in. Short Orders a Specialty. Business Men's Lunch from 11 :.'l(l a. in. to 7:30p.m.
D. A. CABB, formerly of Columbia Hotel Bostaurniit. south side
Front st., bet. 3rd ami 4th, opposite Steamer Landings. Kaslo. B.C.
Good Advertising Medium
f Character \
Till' Illl-lTIStl t Ol.lMl.l A TsTKWS If tlio lCHilillR.
must carefully oilited, most rellulilc. besi looking newspaper in iho Kootenay I.akel'otintry. v
Price and Circulation j SlSESr1
* v\
VICKY bicycle rider is Interested In the chalnles. wheel, which now seem*
In be the bike nf the future. Already many forma ul' Ilie now type of
wheel me exhibited. Borne ��f them arc queer-looking affairs and can never
"���nine into practical uie. but u-stK, iiinre or less satisfactory, have been made nf
four ni' these types, wlilch will contest for supremacy under the trying conditions
of actual use.    One of these is a   lninilsmiie wheel with 11 bevel gearing, enclosed
in a ni'iii casing, and is the result nf n scries of experiments extending over sev-
AnntliiT of th<-ui is bevel-geared, but differs iu internal construction
rationed.   One is a wheel wiili three sprockets engaging one
mi  the crank  axle,  similar  In  the
i.i !������ ii'in  :i      mini! larger .'inil ihc teeth are square.   The
-1 on
era I yean
from Ilie one jusi me
another lo u direct line.   There is a sprocket .... ....   ...,,,���	
ordinary sprocket, except that ii is much larger and the teeth are squari
next sjii
the axle ol' the rear \v
wheels also has three sprockets, bi'   << ���:'��� <���   >
ihe two others.
Ini in the line is of the same size and shape, and Ihe third, which is
eel, is smaller.  The fourth of the most promising chalnless
lull Ihe center one is live or six  limes the size (if
The   Birth  of a  Hon  Again   Directs
Public Attention <�� Her.
Thc birth of n  son to Mr. and  Mrs.
Cleveland again directs the public attention tn the former mistress of the
While House iu ,'l degree whieh leaves
im room to doulii the place thut s.e
holds in the lienris of the American
people, li muy be truthfully said that
iio other woman iii thin country has
ever occupied llic same position t.al
Mrs. Cleveland hns. ami that position
was created distinctly by herself, oilier women have I n mistresses of Ihe
While House nml greatly beloved by
the people for their grnclousuess, goodness and beauty; bul none of them, not
excepting even ihc famous Dolly Madison, can go down in history occupying
ihe same position thin uiiisi lie accorded to Mrs. Cleveland,
When Mrs. Cleveland became inls-
Ircss of the White House she was. comparatively speaking, an untried girl,
and the duties immediately devolving
Upon her were of such a nature thai the
moat skillful and highly trained woman of society might huve quailed before
Imperative, but far more pleasant than
the discharge of nieclianical social
functions, But still, at the same time,
no complaint was ever made that she
neglected any social duties. |
She is now the mother of four children. Little Ruth, the eldest, wns born
iu New York on Od. 3, 181)1. and is
quite an accomplished Uttle lady,
speaking German as well as English,
Bather, the second child, first saw the
light at the White House in October,
1888, during President Cleveland's second administration, she was the first
child ever born I here. Marian, llic
third little girl, was born nl t.ra.v (la-
Ides in July, 1895, and consequently Is
now over 'J. years old. The addition of
the boy to the family fills the measure
of the Clevelands' happiness, for he
wns the one consummation devoutly
wished by both pa rents.
In the training of her children Mrs.
Cleveland lias carefully guarded
against Ihe dangers of environment,
keeping them carefully away from that
atmosphere of flattery and attentions
which would naturally develop wrong
Ideas In the littll s.    Hut still she
hns  been  careful  Unit  they  are  kept
"I enn't see why you object to young
Softly. I'm sure he ls constant."
"Worse than that.  He Is perpetual."
She���Did you see anything In New
York that reminded you of Philadelphia? He���Yes; the messenger boys.���
Author���I have a dialect story 1 want
to sell you. Editor���lu what dialect is
it? Author���I don't know. Editor-I'll
take it���Truth
Daughter���What will I do, papa, out
tliere In the country without a riding-
habit '! Her papa���(Jet into the habit of
walking, my dear.���I'p to Date.
Ethel���Maud has been trying to learn
how to ride a bicycle for four weeks
now. Penelope���Is her instructor stupid?  Ethel���No���hnnsonie.���Judge.
Parson���Tliere Is no victory, young
man, like the victory over self. Scorcher���Yes, I know. I broke iny ten-mile
record yesterday.  Cincinnati Enquirer.
The bashful one���Why do you girls
always kiss each other when you meet?
She���Because wc wish to do unto each
other as wc would that others should
do unto us.���Life.
"ls your sister's husband coining
down over Sunday'.'" "No; it's too far."
"Too far! Why, Ihe charm of this place
is Ils accessibility!" "Yes; but my sister
is a widow."���Puck.
Father (at breakfast!���How (lid young
Snodgrass like my turning off the gas
at ti o'clock last night? Daughter (surprised)���Why, papa��� 1���he���we didn't
know thnt you did.   Puck.
Economical and wealthy father���Do
you know, my son. what strict economy
would do for you? Robert���1 know
what it has done for me. father, and I
respect you for It.- Harlem Life.
Mrs. Peck���If 1 had my life to go over
again. 1 wouldn't marry the best man
alive. Mr. 11. Peel; I Ills chunce, at last)
��� You bet you wouldn't. 1 wouldn't ask
you to.���Philadelphia North American.
He���Isn't It a disagreeable feature of
golf, losing the ball so often? She���
Oh, no; that's the only way George and
1 could get out of hearing of the cad-
ale for an Instant.- Yonkers Statesman.
"I ain't goln' out on a tandem with
dat Susie Mellon girl again, no, sail."
"Whnffer?" "Kase when her toes ain't
collidin' with the liiindle-bah, her heels
Is plowln' gutters In de ground!"���
Cleveland Plain Dealer.
"That actor doesn't seem at home In
his work." said the man who makes
comments. "No," replied the theatrical
manager, gloomily, "he Isn't. But he
will lx�� unless business gets better pretty soon."���Washington Star.
Gladys- Papa's going to give us a
check at Hip wedding Instead of n present, Tom. Tom���All right: we'll have
the ceremony at high noon instead of at
i o'clock. Gladys���Why, what for.
dear? Tom���Banks close nt 3.���Detroit
Free Press.
Major Bluegrnss ��� When Governor
Jones said to Governor Smith that It
was "a long lime lietween drinks," JeBt
how long do yo' suppose he meant, suh?
Major Pepper���Tliere Is really no tellln'
nf that, suh���nny time is a long time,
when it ls between drinks, suh!���Puck.
Old gentleman (In omnibus, to young
man who has not vacated his seat to ac-
romiiiodntp a lady, severely)���When I
was young, sir, I would have got up
nud given the lady my sent. Young
man���Then, sir, I am sorry to see thnt
(on have lost your politeness with your
Sherlock Holmes (at burlesque show)
-That little man over (here In the box
s a professor of mathematics. Dr. Cu-
>ebs���He Ib nn acquaintance of yours?
Sherlock Holmes��� No; I uevcr saw hlm
before In my life. Dr. Cubehs���Then
how do you know he ls n professlouol
mathematician? Sherlock Holmes���By
the Interest he takes In the flgurn on
the stage.���Chicago News.
Kaslo & Slocan Hy.
Trains  Run on  Pacific Standard Time.
���J..'.I a
in n:: ii
10:18 a
10:38 a
10:60 a
11:00 a
11:20 a
West. Dailv.
m. Lt Kaaio   ..
m. l.v Houth fork
m. Lt Rproulc's...
m. Lt Whitewater
Lt Bear Lake
Lt McUulgaa
I.v.. Cody Junction
Ar Bandon	
riiliv  MM*.
Lt Sandon	
Ar CodT	
F. 4. I'. A,
doing Gail.
. .Arv. 3:50 p. ni.
. .Arv. 3:1.1 p. m.
.Arv. '2:1.1 p. m
. .Arv. 2:00 p. m.
. Arv. 1:48 p. ra.
.. Arv. 1:33 p. m.
. Arv. 1:1. p. m.
...Lt.   1:00 p.m.
Arv 11:4,1a m.
..Lt. 11:25a. m.
Navigation and Trading Co,, Ltd.
steumer "International" on Kootenay Lake
mui Kiver.
ATM 13
The Cheapest,  most Comfortable   and
direct route from Kaslo
All  points in Canada and  the United
The only line running through Tourist cars to Toronto, Montreal and Hoe-
ton. Through Tourist cars to St. Paul
....TlJtlC CARD....
in effect 1st of Nov., 1897.   Subject to
change without notice.
Five Milo Point connection with sii Puaen*
gcr Train* of N. .V: !���'. s. Railroad to ami from
Northport, Rossland and Bpokane. Tickets
���old and baggage checked to all United suites
Leave Knslo lor Nelson mid way points, dullv
except Sunday,6:45a.m. Arrive Northport 12:16
p. in.:   Kiissliiml, 8:40 p. m., Bpokane, ti:OII n, in.
I*uve Nelson !ur Knslo innl way points, iiailv
except Bnnday, 1:1.1 p.m.  Leaving Spokane Ha".
1 in.: Uiissliiml, lo::lua. in., Northport, l:60,p. in.
(ienetal Manager,
Kaslo, n. c, November l. hot.
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.  +  j*
Magnificent Sleepers and Dining Cars on AU Trains.
Travel  by  this line and have your baggage checked through to destination.
Daily connection from  Kaslo every  day
excepting Sunday, at 7:30 a. ni.
For  full   information  call on or address
Freight and Pass, agent, Kaslo, B, C.
���ok to���
Traveling i'ass. agent, Nelson, 11. C.
District i'ass agent, Vancouver.
I *�������(��� ft: 10 am.
l-.isvi. 10:00 sin
Leave 8 00 am
. Kossland
.A rrlve 0:00 pm
.Arrive 3:40 pm
Arrive 1:40 pm
Shortest anil qulokut route lo the Cieur
d'Alenc mines, Palouse, Lcwtnton, Walla Wall*,
liaker City mines, Portland. San Francisco,
Cripple (reek gold mini's and all point* But
and South (Inly line Ka*l via Salt Lake ami
and Denver. Steamer ticket* to Europe and
other loreign countries.
Passengers for Kettle river and
Boundary creek connect at
Marcus with Stage Daily.
Inland Navigation
and Trading Co.,
Steamer Halys,
Capt.  W. J.   Kane.
Does Jobbing Trade on Kootenay take.
Kor passenger or frelirht trannportatioit apply
on board.
Special pxcurslon from Kaslo to Lardo and
Armenia, at north end of lake every Sunday at
LA\ I       NORTHERN      lA/l" \ I
Lnul" railway rffLul
the undertaking, But, with all of ber
Inexperience, through her native good
sense, developed by thorough odncktlon
nml her oatum] sweetness of disposition and goodness of heart, ripened by
a broad Christianity, she entered upon
the discharge of those duties In a way
that won nol only the respect, thc admiration and the love of our own people, lmt of the whole civilized world.
Not one mistake did she make while
occupying licr trying position, and not
a criticism worthy of consideration
was ever made of n r conduct ou any
Although delightful as a hostess and
enchanting as a friend, it is by the
light of neither of those virtues that
We see her at her best. Motherhood,
the supreme test of the nobler and
higher nature of a woman, so developed aud illustrated her flue character
ns to cause her to shine forth with peculiar luster In a nation noted for its
excellent motherhood. There was no
posing about lt, nothing forced for
show or paraded for effect. She Is far
too sincere and noble a woman for anything of that kind, nnd the reason why
she has devoted herself so thoroughly
to her children is that she felt It a duty
from seclusion, and many little friends
were constantly on hand to pluy with
them while at the White House. Mrs.
Cleveland Is a believer In the kiniler-
gni'leu and maintained one while iiMhe
White House, under Ihe charge of Miss
Mary Willanl, where the children, In
company with about a dozen little girls,
were dally taught.
Dora De Witt's Lonjr Hide.
Dora De Witt, who left Kansas City
Aug. J23, to ride a bicycle to New York
and back, returned to the city yesterday. She made the trip from here to
New York in nineteen days of actual
riding. On her return she rode from
New York to Chicngo In fifteen days.
She contracted a severe cold in Chicago and came home on the train. Her
best day's ride was 130 miles and the
poorest only fifty miles. She averaged eighty-five miles a day.
Miss De Witt only had one bad fall
during the trip, and she wns forced to
shoot only one dog with the revolver
she carried for the purpose of protecting herself.���Kansas City Star.
When a wife puts on too many airs
the atmosphere of her home ie not
what lt should be.
Queerest Town ln England.
The most curious town In England Is
Northwlch. Tliere Is not a straight
street, nor. in fact, a slralght house, ln
the place; every part of It has the ap-
penranee of having reismtly suffered
from the visitation of an earthquake.
Northwlch, as every one knows,' ls
the center of the salt Industry. On
nearly all sides of the town nre big salt
works, with their engines pumping
hundreds of thousands of gallons of
brine every week.
At n depth of some two hundred or
three hundred feet are immense subterranean lakes of brine, aud us the
contents of these- nre pumped and
pumped away, the upper crust of earth
is correspondingly weakened, and the
result Is an occasional subsidence.
Those subsidences have a "pulling"
effect on the neurest buildings, which
are drawn all ways, giving the town an
upsidc-dowu appearance.
Paper ln Amoy, China.
The annual consumption of paper
used in Amoy, China, Is said to be nearly $10,01)0,000. Most of lt Is of local
manufacture. Tho Chinese don't like
foreign-made paper.
The surveyor's chain made it
A man has less trouble watching his
enemies than he has keeping hia
friend* ln line.
It Is the most Modern in Equipment.
| It Is the Heaviest Railed Une.
j It  has a Rock Ballast Roadbed.
It crosses no Sand Deserts.
I. It was built without I>nnd drnnt or Government Aid.
1 It  Is noted for the courtesy  of Its Employes.
It Is tho Only Line Serving: Meals on the
la Carte Plan.
For maps, tickets and complete Information call on or address International Navigation and Trading- Company agents, K.
& S. Railway agents or
C. G.  DIXON, General Agent.
Spokane, Wash.
F. I, WHITNEY, Or, P. * T. A.
St. Paul, Minn.
Bpokane Time Schedule
Fa��t MiiL-Walla Walla, Portland.   San    Franrlaco,     liaker
City and the But.
���   in
*   tn.
Local  Mail--Ccpiir   d'Alenes,
Farmlngtou,  (iarfleld,   Colfax,
I'tilliuaii and Moseovr.
a   ni
Knr through tickets and further liilorniatioa
apply lo .IAS. WADOU,
Agent International Navigation and Trading
Company, Kaslo, or at 0, ll. ,t N Company'*
ofl.ee, 4 SO Klverilde avenue, Spokane. W'aih.
lieneral Agent
80 Kast Columbia avenue, Kossland, 11  C,
Traveling Freight and Passenger Agent.
Or... W. II.   Ill Kill! UT,
lieneral Passenger Agent, Portland, Or*.
The Fast Line,
Superior Service
 Through ticket* lo all point* In the	
United States and Canada.
Direct Connection  with the Hpokana
Kails * Northern llisllwuy.
No. 1 welt 8:25 p. ni.
No.'i. e**t 7:00 a. m.
Ticket* to Japan and
China via Tacoma and
Northern I'acille Steam
��hlp Company. For Information, time cards, map*
and tickets, apply to Agt*
of the Hpokane Fall* <_
Northern and its connections or to
Oeneral Agent, Spokane.
A**t. <icii. Pa**. Agt.,
No. 'Jr..-. Morrison St.,
Portland Or.
Write lor map of Kootenay country.
1 S2O00^2
If you use too much of
Schilling's Rest baking powder
it don't spoil the cake.
But why not make your
money go as far as it will by
using just enough of Schilling's
Best baking powder���one-third
less than of the brand you arc
used to?
A Schilling 8: C"rri|iany
San Francisco
Ex-Mnyor (sties lo .lull.
Scuttle, Dec. .">. ('. B. .Iiuneson. ex-
innyor of Montcsano, was sentenced yesterday to two and a half years' Imprisonment in the state penitentiary fm obtaining money under false pretenses. Jameson was arrested on the charge of forcing about, $10,000 worth of Chelinlis mm-
iv warrant*. The charge was reduced to
that, nf obtaining money under falsa re-
tenscs ami .laineson pleaded guilty.
Heeetvers for n Jewelry Firm.
Providence, B, 1., Dec 5.- -Benjamin II.
chilil and Edward 0. Hussley were yes-
lerday appointed permanent receivers of
the Kent & Stanley l'iiui|inny, Limited,
manufacturing jewelers of this city and
New York. It was stated that the company owed $1,800,000 iilnl was hopelessly
"Monkey Wrench" is not a correct
name, but Moncky, Charles Moiuky being Ilie inventor.
THI1  CAllKT AKI'.n.
Caretaker Is a word adopted Into modern use and means one who takes care
of. and Is very generally applied to those
employed to take care of things committed to their keeping. The way some people have of taking care of themselves is
very sumiestlve of the need of a care-
laker. The human body lo such Is a
mansion tilled with pn nous things un-
i-ared for, where thieves may break In
and rust dolh corrupt. I'alns and Relies
are thieves, and ihe body left uncared for
lo their ipollaga will be robbed of nil Ils
comforts nnd despoiled of Its pence of
mind    and   happiness,       ll     is   a    happy
thought n> look upon St. Jacob'* <ni aa a
caretaker,   to  employ   il   us   a   Watchman
against Intruders. There is hardly an
ache, from a toothache to a toeache, that
It can'i lake care of nnd effect a cure,
and pains Ihe most vlolcti:  arc conquered
by lis use.   its office as a caretaker is io
prevent the spread of aches and pains
Into a chronic stiiKe. Keep a bottle of II
In the handiest place ami be assure! nl
good care and comfort.
Qngliab unionist*, complain that their
wurpm arc adversely affected by llic
child lalior of the United Stales, with
which their employers are obliged io
The 800 employes of Dobson'l Bradford cloth mills. Philadelphia, who
have lieen on strike for several weeks,
returned lo work on receiving a promise from the superintendent! that the in
per cent Increase in wages asked for
would be granted,
Kev. Dr. De Tai-inlls, pastor of tho
Ttoman Catholic ChursSi at Coal Olty,
111., has been in Chicago on a mission
of charity I'or the relief of ."iiKi families
of starving coal miners in Ihe district.
siirroiindliiK hia charge. Tbo condition
of the mind's, according to Dr. I'ara-
dls, is pitiable In tl xtretne.
in a recent circular 10 the employes
Of the Chicago Greal Western Hallway
Company President BUckney Invites
tlieui to become stockholders, they to
pay ?l<i down and $11) iu monthly installments. The Illinois Central Hail-
road has had such a plan In effect for
years, witli the result thai nearly all of
*ta employes own stock and lake as
much interest In the success of ihe
company as the head otflrtals tbein-
Sweet young irlrls I How often they
develop into worn, list less, nnd hopeless
women because mother has not impressed upon then the importance of
attending to pliysictil development.
No woman la exempt from physical
weakness and periodical pain,
and young girlu just |
budding In-
lo womanhood should
bo guided
as well as
morally.   If
you know of
any young
lady who is
sick and
needs motherly advice,
ask her to od-
dress Mrs. I'ink-
ham at Lynn,
Mass., and tell every detail of
her symptoms, surroundings und occupation.
She will pet. advice from a source
that has no rival in experience of women's ills. Tell her to keep no.hing
back. Iter story will be told to a woman, not to a man. She need not hesitate in stating details that she may
not wish to mention, but which are
essential to a full understanding of her
case, and if she is frank, help is certain
to come I   i     . ���
She was a bonnie lassie, and mnny
iu admiring glance fell upon her as
she stood on the I.rooinielew that
beautiful summer morning, with the
sunlight tailing aroudd her and lighting up her golden hair. The scene was
nne of bustle and activity. Enormous
vessels, almost countless in number,
and Irom nearly every nation under the
sun, were busy loaMlng or unloading.
The great (piny wns crowded with
pleasure seekers |?oiiig "dmin the wittier," nud the Clyde steamers���thc finest
Heel in Ilie world-were pulling out
from thoir docks thronged with Glasgow citizens bound for the many delightful resorts of which the Clyde
alone can boast.
The subject of my sketch stood apart
from the surging crowd, nnd was looking wislfully into the dark eyes of a
young sailor who had just upruug
ashore to bid ber a last good-by. The
greal ship in Which he was aboul lo
sail lay tugging at her moorings, she
was bound for Sydney, ami the usual
excitement at the 11011111 out of such a
vessel prevailed. Young Colin camp-
bell was the quartermaster on the
magnificent steamer, He was proud
of bis position, and would ;:iinrd it
willi ilie uiiniisl fidelity. How handsome and brave he looked as he stood
beside the fair young Rlrl, who bad
come to see him snii! ills dark-blue,
neatly-flttlllg sailor suit set off the line
figure to advantage; the deep sailor collar rolled away from the bronzed neck.
the dark curls clustered thickly round
his shapely head, where rested Hie
Jaunty sailor rap. with the name of the
vessel Inscribed lu gill leiiers around
the band. He was, indeed, ihe typical
Scotch sailor Iii all tlio glory of young
manhood. Janet loved him in her shy,
self- 'oiiiaineii, Scottish fashion, and
Colin understood ber. The look on her
Hower-llkc face and In her beautiful
eyes, where Ilie shadows were lurk inn
at present, expressed whal tbe red lips
fain would utter.
"Wish me Cod sliced, .lanet." said
Colin as he look ber white dimpled
hands in his strong, warm grasp, "if
we huve fair wen I ber anil a prosperous
voyage 1 will return by Hallowe'en,
ami we will keep the happy time together."
"Ay, Colin," sobbed llic girl, "lull
something tells me you will never
coine back: the voyage is long, and the
sen Is treacherous and deep, and I feel
as If 1 would never look lino your dear
face nun in."
"Keep a brave bean. Janet." said Co
Un, "and never fear: God guides the
mariner Into ports of pence In times of
danger, and when 1 am pacing ihc
lonely deck wilh Ihe slurs for my companions iny thoughts will be of you;
When the storm Is at ils llulght, and
the   waves  lash  iilmul   iu   their     fury,
thoughts of ymi will comfort 1110, and
your presence will never forsake me."
"All hands on duly!" shouted the
captain, A hurried kiss, a last good-
by, and he was none, .lanet stood
alone, weeping silently. Sweethearts
and wives are waving 11 tearful good-
by as Ihe nullum ship is cleared from
her moorings and swings slowly round,
and Is steaming majestically down the
river.     The   loved   ones   on   the   shore
naze tearfully after the departing vessel, and ai length sadly disperse t��
their homes to watch and pray for IU4
ship's safe return,
Donald Cameron was a retired sea
captain who lived III a beautiful villa
lu Dumbarton, near the hanks of the
Clyde. Kor years he hnd followed llic
sea, and many an Interesting yarn he
could spin of shipwreck and adventure,
and of the different countries he had
seen. He had grown tired of "knocking ahoiil," as he termed it, and believed iu "reeling bis own topsails," let
the wind blow high or low. Janet was
his only child, and his Idol. Her mother died wheu she was but a wee bit
lassie, bill kind Aunty Jean had taken
the "inltlicrless bairn" lo her heart and
had carefully watimed over her lovely
charge; and now the three lived happily together In their beautiful villa
overlooking the Cylde.
Captain Cameron could not have
chosen a fairer spot for a residence. A
few miles above was prosperous, energetic Glasgow, with its miles and miles
of shipping from all over the world.
The fine fleet of Clyde steamers dally
went by, thronged with tourists ln
search .of scenes of beauty and cooler
air. All this Donald could see while he
Bat on the pebbly beach In the long,
bright summer months, smoking his
pipe and watching stately vessels to
and from distant lands. His own town
was full of historical Interest to visitors. There stood the rock of Diyn-
barton, rugged and 7rand, upholding
Its formidable fortress.   In the keep of
the castle might have been seen the
sword of the dauntless Wallace. This
is where he struck the first blow for injured, unhappy Scotland, and from the
summit of this stupendous rork ho tore
down Ihc dragon of England and
planted the lion of Scotland In its
stead. Below Is the peaceful valley,
and a splendid panorama is here spread
before yon of beautiful, pastoral
scenes, encircling bills dotted here and
there with white villas nnd bonnie
green woods, with misty mountaln-
tops awny in the background.
This is where Donald Cameron had
chosen to live tlie remainder of his
days witli his lovely daughter Janet,
the pride of Dumbarton, Janet was the
village belle, nnd none could compare
with her iu beauty and goodness. She
wns sought by many 11 braw lad, but
could not remember the time when she
did not love hlm, for they had grown
up together, Ihe handsome, sturdy lad
and the winsome, blue-eyed lass. Colin
loved the sea mid early chose lt for bis
vocation, The sea had a fascination
for Janet, and she had long vowed
wllhln herself thai a sailor's Wife she
would be as soon as she was old enough
in marry.
The days Hew rapidly by. Colin had
been gone since July. It was drawing
near tlie end of October, and he bad
promised lo be back for Hallowe'en, a
festival that is observed throughout all
Scotland, This is Ihe night when the
fairies come and dance on the greensward and ihe lads anil lassies pry into Ihe future. 1'oor .lanet, she was
doomed lo disappointment, and grief.
Hallowmas cninc, with Ils games and
charms, ami the merry children marching through the Streets With their candles and ctistocks; but Colin did not
come, nor could any tidings tie learned
of the vessel long pasl due.
"Hallowe'en, a nichi o1 teen,
A candle and a cttsUick;
Diniiiiliicks has gotten 11 wife
And they en' her Jenny Lustock!"
This was Ihe shrill cry Hint ushered
In Hie eve of All Hallowmas, or the
Festival of All Saints, on this Ills! day
of October, and the merry children
went tripping through Ihe streets, singing gaily with their candles anil ciis-
tocks and gay-colored lanterns. Ami
truly Ihe fairies were not more sprightly that these happy children in their
Innocent glee keeping their Hallowe'en.
Bright lights shone from the win
dows of Captain Cameron's villas Twice
had Ihc purple bloom been on the
heather; twice had the daisies blossomed on Ihe lea, bul no lldings had ever
been heard of Colin. Janet mourned
for him lu secret. The roses iu her
cheek bad faded. Her step was less
sprightly than of yore and ber happy
song has ceased. Her father had asked In ber young companions and a few
of his own cronies for Ibis night of all
nights, He wanted to see his "lass,"
as he fondly called her happy; she was
loo young to give way to sorrow. And
.lanet tried her besl lo please hlm.
litres were burning brightly In the
grates and llgbls shone brilliantly from
Ihe windows. Thc great kitchen was
the scene of merriment. In one end
was thc lnrge tl replace. A kettle hung
over the glowing coals singing a merry
Iune. lu the middle of the floor stood
a large lull tilled nearly lo the brim
with clear, cold water; beside il stood
a hamper full of rosy-cheeked apples.
Around these were grouped young men
and maidens fair to see walling their
turn lo duck for apples. On the white
I tallies was the greal bowl of the steaming toddy���no wonder the kettle sang!
Currant loaf, farls of oatcake and a big
"whang" cut from a big cheese graced
the iKiard, which, together with the
toddy, helped constitute the good cheer.
The merrymaking now began In earnest. Aunt Jean brought out a ling
full of nuts and 11 great scramble ensued to see who should burn theirs
first Their fates were soon decided by
thai chnrin, and Ihen away they nil
scampered lo try something else. Janet
tried to be happy with the rest, but loving thoughts of Colin would creep Into
her nilud; If she only knew whether he
were still In the land of the living or
rolling at the bottom of the sea!
"Let us try some charms," said a
young lad. "Come, Janet, and help us
pn' the stocks." Out they go hand In
hand, with eyes tightly closed, and
slowly grope their way to the kailyard,
pulling the first they come to. Some
are tall, some short, some are sweet,
some sour, some have lots of earth
hanging to the roots���Indicative of a
large fortune. With shout and laughter they scampered buck to the house
to place their kallrunts above the door.
One wanders off alone to try some special charm. Meg goes to the glass to
eat nn nppl��, but bearing a gruesome
noise somewhere, she starts back In
fear. "Let us sow the hempseed!"
cried Willie. "Ye daurna," said Jock.
The bug of bempseed Is brought out
and each one takes a handful and with
beating heart and shaking limbs goes
to some lonely spot to sow It.
A little bit of the Scotch superstition
clings to Janet. She had the bempseed
iu her mind nnd resolved to try it. She
has no fear as she goes Into the garden
and rakes the ground. She scatters
the seed, and ns it falls to the ground
she repeats to herself���"Hempseed, 1
sow thee; bempseed. I sow thee; and
him that ls to be my true love, come
lifter ine and pu' thee," She looked
over her left shoulder and saw some
one at the end of the garden In the attitude of pulling hemp. Janet stood as
If petrified for a moment, then uttered
one long scream Which brought the old
folks running out of the house, to Hnd
Janet In the arms of a man,
"Losb pity me!" said the captain,
"what's a' this?" "It's the dell!" exclaimed nn old lady In tones of horror.
"(Juki preserve us; It's Colin Campbell
or his ghost," said Aunt Janet, ll was
Indeed Colin In the flesh, with the same
lovellght dancing in Ids "e'e."
What a welcome be received. They
dragged him into tlie cheerful kitchen,
sealed hlm by the fireside, where they
gathered round him while he related to
them the story of the adventure and
(lungers he encountered during the two
years he had been away.
Colin had arrived in Sydney all safe.
They had shipped llielr cargo, and were
homeward bound, when nearlng the
Cape of Good Hope one of the storms
peculiar to that lltltude suddenly burst
upon lliein.    Every inmi wus called on
deck, but before they bad    time   to
shorten sail Ihc storm had reached Ihe
height of its fury. The captain shouted his commands, Inn not n word could
be beard iu the roar of the tempest,
Darkness and terror reigned, a vivid
flash of lightning would now and Ihen
leap forth from a volume of black
cloud and light up the ghastly faces of
the sailors in Ihe shrouds. Buffeted
and tossed about for liours I lie ship at
last sprung a leak. The pumps bring
useless the lifeboats were lowered mid
passengers and crew Jumped 111 and
pushed awny from the sinking vessel.
It was well they did for In n few moments she whirled and sank before
After the storm had censed Colin nnd
some of Ihe crew found themselves
alone In a smiill bout without lood or
covering, drilling aimlessly about on a
.(packless sen.   Tortured with the pangs
of hunger, and no hope of rescue, death
seemed to stare Ihem In the face, when
on the third dny a ship wns sighted
Which seemed to be bearing down oil
them. Nearer and nearer It came and
soon they were hailed by friendly
voices anil taken on board, where they
were soon mnde Comfortable. The vessel wus bound for Geolong nml thither
our hero had lo go. The wind being
against them It wns many days before
they arrived in port. Poor Colin! He
was In B Strange land without money,
clothes or shelter. He met a parly of
young men going from (leelong lo the
gold diggings, who, after hearing his
story, provided blm with money and
Invited hlm to |?o with them nnd share
their fortunes; so, purchasing a few
necssary articles be started at once
with his newly-found friends for the
region of gold.
After duys of travel through the busn
Ihey reached the place lu safety, staked
out their claims and proceeded to business. They worked diligently from dny
to day, but fortune seldom smiled.
Week after week rolled on. nnd all Ihey
found of the precious dust was only a
few ounces. Colin, unused Ir, such
hardships nnd pining for home nnd
Janet, fell ill of a fever nud for many
weks bis life was despaired of. Ills
friends nursed hlm as well as Ihey
could In such a rough place, and had
the satisfaction of seeing him restored
to health once more. He agnln resumed
Ills duties ut the mine, digging and picking In his search for gold. One day ns
ho wns working busily he si ruck what
he thoughl wns a large Stone nnd broke
his pick; stooping down to Investigate
he snw something glitter. With bis
spade he dug around It; and lliere before hliu Iny n greal shining nugget of
gold. How they rejoiced In the little
hut that night! Their dreams were at
last realized: llielr fortunes were made.
As soon ns Ihey could Ihey sold llielr
claim at 11 splendid figure, and will)
llielr precious liuggel Started for Sydney, where Ihey disposed of il, divided
th.-1 proceeds, and with Joyful hearts
sailed for home. And there he wns,
stalwart In form and bronzed In feature, bin the same true-hearted lad,
He had seen Janet go Into the garden,
and guessing what she wus about to do,
resolved to follow her. The Hallowe'en
ended happily for Janet after all. and a
prayer of thankfulness arose In her
heart to the One who had guided her
loved one safely back to this quiet haven of rest. She will never repeat the
sowing of hempseed to see what tbe future has lu store for bei', but will always cherish In loving remembrance,
and celebrate with light good cheer, the
night that brought Colin back to love
and happiness.
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nArvp far tracing and locating (inbi or silver
Ifllllrl Ore, lust or burled treasures. M. I).
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The first authentic use of organs, 785;
in Ku|>luiid. 961.
an open Lerrth ro mothers.
We nre asserting iii the courts our right to the
exclusive use of the word " (.ASl'UklA," and
" I'lTatriK'SCASTUKlA," as OUrTrade Mark.
I, Dr. Samuel Pitcher, of Ilynnnis, Massachusetts,
was the originator of" PITCHER'S CASTORIA,"
the same that has Imrne and dues now bear the
facsimile signature of CHAS. II. 1'I.lCi'i IKK on
every wrapper. This is the original" pitch Kit's
CASTORIA" which bag been used in tlie homes
of the muthers of America for over thirty years.
Look CareAltly nt the wrapper and see that it is
the kind you have always bought, and has the
sis-nature of CHAS. II. FI.KTCHKR on the
wrapper. No one has authority from me to use
uiy nnme except The Centaur Company of which
.has. 11. Fletcher is President.
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The largest Inland sea in the Caspian,
between Kurope and Asia, being 700 miles
long und '.270 niido.
Pico's Cure for Consumption is the only
cough medicine used ln my house.���D.
('. Albright,  Mtfflinlmrg,  Pu..   Dec 11, '96.
Try Schilling's Best tea and baking powder.
It requires li.'ioo silk worms io produce
one pound of silk.
"King SolomosVs Treasure." only Aphrodlslacal
Tonic known. (Se* Dlutloaary.) 16.im a box, ��
weeks' treatment. M��.on Chemical Co,. P. O. Boa
747. Philadelphia. Pa.	
The first, deaf und  dumb asylum   wns
founded   in   England,  h.v   Thornns   Hrnid
Wood,  1700:  und the first ill the. United
sinies wus ut, Hartford, 1817.
Lambrrson S
Seed Store
Portland Ore.
Large   Assortment.
Moore's Revealed Remedy will do it. Three
doses will make you leel better, (let it iroin
your druggist or any wholesale drug house, or
irom Stewart A Holmes Drug Co., Seattle.
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Keep it Kin.it.
A Modern Cradle.
A recent Invention Is a cradle that
rocks by means of a clockwork mechanism, and at the same time plays
b*by tune*.
G��1 your supplies of as at cut rntes.
I.rirpo stock Hiul low prices.
ilootia KUiiranH-eri.
Woodard-Clarke & Co,, Dental Depot, Poiiid.
N.   N.
The Leading Commercial House.   The Only Hotel in Town HeateJ
Special Protection Against Fire     \/\     7\   ^���^ j      (     )     I���1(     #     I    '-|H     |        by Furnaces!   Bath Rooms.
Electric Lights!   Electric^ BeMs.
Modern Sanitary Arrangments
COCKLE & PAPWORTH, Proprietors.
Rates $2.50 and $3.00 Per Day.
Free Sample Rooms.
following nre the ore shipments inr tlioweoli
ending He .'.',over the Kuslo ,v slociiu Ky:
Mine.                          llcslinillion.
Until       .      1'llclilo      ,..,,
Payne Pueblo	
Whitewater Everett	
Uulli..  .    Kveretl	
I.uckv .lini     Pilot Bay..    .
hast Chance
I l.lll'
.. lid
.. 110
Total Inns
From July I, 1897, to December 9, tbo 1cm
mines ni' 1 in- Blocan region have abtpped
ihe Kaslu .v Blocan Railway for water trans
union friini Kaslo, aa follows:
I'n v ne	
Blooan sinr*. ...
.Nellie Five*	
Ureal Western...
It inutile! ���< rt ri I n...
Lucky .lim 	
lvftst chance     254|Reco.
'fons. .Mine.
7,882 Surprise	
4,530 Slocan Hov
2,017 Ajax	
750 wonderful	
���Vis American Boy,
468 Red fox	
812 lAntoitio	
186 Freddie Leo.
ur> Qoodenough..,
1,888 He-t.
"��� Concentrates.
The following Is a statement or ore shipments over the Nakusp & Blocan branch ol the
o. 1", H. from Sandon, Three Forks mui Rosebery since .inly 1st, not Included ill Hie fotsgo-
fng,   All was shipped to Omaha 1
Mine. Toils!'.Mine. " Tons.
(Idaho     RM Keen      -,o"
(Slocan smr.   1,780 Enterprise     100
New York, Dee. 10.���Silver, B80,
Copper���Quiet; brokers' price, po.87^fflll.OO,
Lead���Easy; b'okera' price. 18.6. | exchange,
Following la a table of the leading slocked
mining companies "f tin- Slocan Hint Ainsworth
mining divisions:
No. of
Par   [Market
Value : Value
aJ81pcaU Stilt	
Nellie Five	
lii'etu Western       .  .
American Boy.
Kll-lie.Monte/.lllllH. .. .
St. Keverne	
London mil	
llliick liiiiuintid..
.mm, (Km.
When looking around to buy presents tor your
numerous friends, don't forget that a bit of
Even if only  a trinket,  is valued  more than almost iiny other article.
It will pay you to look over my stoek;  it is
larger than ever before, and  you aro we'eome to
1 look, whether you buy or not.    My stocks of
Celluloid Goods
���And other lines  are   very   eomplete.   In   silvor
plated goods I carry the genuine and original
Rogers Bros'. Make,
the prices in some cases being-  slightly higher
than in other makes, but then you get the best.
This year Cut Glass is a grent favorite and it
is not so very expensive either. In this line you
can buy articles mounted with sterling silver from
One Dollar up.    In sterling silver mounted goods
1 havo Home of tho daintiest things you  ever saw,
consisting of I'lN CUSHIONS,
and lots of small novelties, the prettiest made.
In Sterling Silver you will  IInd a  line assortment.    Here are a few of the many:
Cull Links,       Watch lloxes,     Hook Murks,
Button Hooks, Belt BuOklOS,       Scissors,
Sugar Shells, Sugar Sitters,     Cigar Cutters,
Sugar Howls, Butter Knives,    Tea Strainers,
Child's Mugs, Cream Pitchers,   Individual Salts
Berry Dishes, Napkin Kings,     Coffee Spoons,
Forks, Tea Spoons, Table Spoons,
Pie Knives, Souvenir Spoons, Manicure Sets.
Is the lime when everyone wants to give some little
token uf regard to friends.    Why not let it be, say,
1 have all the best makes in Ladies' sizes in Silver,
Cold Killed, Solid Cold and Diamond Set eases, to
choose from. In Cent's sizes I have all grades of
the well-known WALTHAM, ELGIN and HAMP-
DKN movements, and can give a lino choice of
oases, consisting of DUEBER, BOSS, FAUYS,
CRESCENT, WALTHAM and others, in N'iekel,
Silver, Filled and Solid Gold.
These (ioods are tip to the top in quality and
style. Don't for a minute think you can do bettor
by sending away tor something whore you know
nothing of what you are getting.
I will treat-you fairly, squarely and honestly
and guarantee to give perfect satisfaction. Anything I recommend as good, you may be sure It is.
In Solid Gold Goods
l can show you Scarf Pins sot with Diamonds,
Opals. Paarll, etc., in a large variety of patterns:
Hrooeh Pins, all prices; Kings, an endless variety;
some nice Diamonds from $10 upiCulT Links, 111, 11
and 1.1 karat fine; Bracelets, both Chain and Fancy patterns, set with all kinds of preeious stonos.
R. STRATHERN, The Jeweler,
$iNn sini'k mi tiie market.
nf the foregoing, the following have paid div
iili'lliU us follows:
Payne..          j 000,000|Noble Five   .. -Huiim
Bloom Star....   400,000 Uoodenough.,, 82,100
Kiuh     800,0001 Washington... _o,ouo
fU'i'o     _B7,M0|Jadaon  -u.ooo
Rambler-Carl.,     40,000 Burprlae  20,000
Beside, thc foregoing, other mines, linstock-
i'ii, have* paid dividend! us follows:
Blocan liny..
_40,0M) l.n.-i Chance.
94.000 Anliiiiio	
i'l.UOU, Monitor	
Following is 11 comparative statement of ore
shipped (mm imrisiii ihf sioi-un nml Ainiworth
mining districts, pasting timing)! tin- custom
house at Kaslo for tbe Ave reoorded months of
UBS, all nf 1896 and the lir-t 11 months of 1897:
(irons Weight Gross Value ol
nf Ore In l.hs. Ore in Hollars
-,-ll-.H!KI *   114,541
2fl,S44,��M 1,114,1111
ill 9*8,208 -J,4W,m4
USB (8 months), ���
1898 02 months).,
(897 (U months)..
[Where no consideration is mentioned tho
nominal sum ol *���! is understood.)
Dee, .i.-Aila-c. W. MeAnn to llan'lToumev.
Iloailleea-C. A. Klliienii to Carbonate Silver
Mining Company,
Granite and Little Maud���I. Int.���J, L.Palrca
to !���:. 11. Tomlinson.
Kvu.laiie   ',im    W.C. Humus tii.l.l'.MIller.I.i.
.lane -.1. '1'  Miller ln.lohn Horron.
Dec. 8,���Silver Hill, Slmcoe, Norfolk, (Ireen
(rown. s. a N Fraction agreement between I).
(-. Spearing, It. McDonald, E. Todd, M, Johnson
anil I,. Is. workman of l'llot Havand llimry Boy
of Mnsslituil re Ineoriioratioii.
Ada-l-i int. - Ii. Tonmcv to K. .1. Hill.
Deo.9.���Cumberland���l-ilm.���Frank Hansen
tn.lacob Chrlstensiin.
Anipy   \ Int.   I' a. Unilgren lo I'. Davis.
Emma-1-2 Int. -Kre.il Wood to John llenilri..
Dee. 4.-Kriiili byO. A. Simmons. 1-J in. Irom
Sanea, being relocation or Anaconda.
Midnight by .1, F. II. Rogers, near same, being
relocation of .1. F. A. Granite Iron.
Paymaster by W. R, Mcltae, 1 14 miles south
of Kaslo.
Dec. fi.���Silver Hill i,y Q, c. Spearing.
Dec. ".���Robin, Wliil Swan, Humming Bird,
Skvhirk fraction anil Linnet fraction bv W. A.
Bauer, P. L. S.
Dec. 8.���Eva Jane by W. Dninas.
Mollie Marsh by (Iny Reeder.
Biirgains in Hay and Outs,
Tbe Kaslo Transfer company have
purchased 100 tons of hay and 5,000
bushels of oats at a low figure and are
prepared by thus purchasing in large
quantities and paying cash to give
their customers the benefit of these
bargains. See them at their office on
Front street.
Read tbe News and get the dews,
unices or Cottages for Kent or Sale.
Turner & Brydon, Builders,.on Front
street,have a good business office, hard
finished cottages,or unfurnished rooms,
centrally located,for rent or sale. Thoy
will also build to order. Seo them at
their office in the News building. Front
at., Kaslo, B. C.
Poultry For the Holidays,
Burns & Co., tho enterprising meat
dealers announce elsewhere that they
havo a car load of dreBsed poultry arriving especially suitable for Christmas and New Year's dinners. This
old established firm which is located
in most of the leading towns of the
Kootenay, also prides itself on the good
quality of its staples of beef, pork, mutton, etc. Some lino carcasses of venison have been received this week:
also fresh fish and oysters.
Following is the ilsl of tellers remaining uncalled for In the Kaslo I'osiollice since Ihe last
list published over ilatcof.Hce. 1, IKII7:
Anderson, Atulrew Abel, Frank
Allen, Miss (ieorgla Armstrong, Peter
Andriis, Jennie linker, Fred ('.
Benson, Miss Flo Burcuii, (has
Kill , .I110 Bugle,.I. K.
Bell, Mrs. S. Ileely, W.
('(inner, Archie 1 'oil, Dan
Collins, Kaltie Casseliuan, .ludaon
Dyer, C.W. Die, (has.
Doggon, Mr. Dnvey, Chas.
Diiggau, Joe Davies, II. A.
Devlin, I, A. Helauey, Mrs. .las,
Dver, W.J. Oliver, Itleliiiril
Fiirillnk.G. .1. Eraser. F. <i. A; Co,
Farlev, Harold Flnlev. .Inn, II.
Falli, Peter A. Grlswold. Chas.
llreen, .1. II. (larawileii. Pete
llannlson, Call Harris, Abbert
Hooter, J. C Hoover, Minnie
Johnson, Alex Knudsen, .luo.
Looby, Archie Larson, C. P.
Larson, Hilda Lay.S, K.
Laweiiec, Robt. I.tirid, Oloff
Marsh, Frank Merrill, Ethel
Morgan, Steve Mowatt, Millon
MeDerinott, J. S. Mclntyre. Jno.
.McKlnnon, Jas. Nelsen, Andrew
Oemars, Jerry Olsen, E.
Prichard, J. I,. Phillips, J.
Smith, F. Stewart, K. W.
Sweeney, Jno. .Smith, .1. S.
Schiesl, Joe stride, Sydney
Seott, T. T. Bkoglttnd, Peter
Tomlinson, K. H. Tomlinson, T.
Westcrberg, Jno.   . White, Mrs. Thos.
8. H. (IREEN, Postmaster.
Kaslo, B. C, Dec. 8, 1897.
The Big; Saw Mill  l!iiniitii(t Again.
Buchanan's big taw mill is running
again on a large order of plank for the
Payne mine. It got ready for the usual winter shut-down ,1 but the demand
for extra building material became so
brisk that it has started again, and
may not close down at all for the winter. 	
H. Oiegei'ich has nome fine oranges.
Kaslo Canlis Second Among  the Kootenay Towns.
The Kossland Minor publishes tho report of Collector Johnstone of tho Nelson district for November, which shows
that Kaslo's rank is second in the
amount of duties paid. In a total of
$_."),928.1.'t the list segregates as follows:
Nelson     * 8,4.'I4 70
Kaslo        0,770 8_
Kossland        6,788 82
Nakusp        2,:t7ii 77
Trail        1,510 III)
Waneta  51)8 (Ml
Kykerts  4113 52
Total     $25,928 13
Of the exports, *824,.'}70 worth was
from the mines, $5,470 from manufactures, etc., and $1,832 from the forest.
Ol tho ore exported,three-quarters was
cleared at Kaslo,
There are Sixteen Metals that Surpass It
III   Value.
Although gold is generally considered tho most precious of all metals,
there are no fewer than 16 others which
far exceed It In value, says the New
York Journal. An ounce of vanadium
commands a price of ��155, and cjuld
only be purchased by 37 ounces of pure
gold. Zirconium in valued at ��100 an
ounce, lithium at _88 and calcium at
��112. Descending the scale of metals,
we find that iridum, which occupies the
last place on the list, is worth 3 5-10
times as much as gold, palladium 4 1-2
times as much, and barium, which is
14th on the list, is 0 times as much.
Sehl's Furniture and Undertaking; Store.
Just received direct from the manufacturers a carload of low priced furniture, carpets, etc., suitable for hotels;
also, a full line of Undertaker's Supplies. Mr. J. May, who has had considerable experience in Chicago as a
funeral director, will have charge of
this department. J, J. SEHL,
Kaslo, B. C.
*    CLUB,    *
-Mil _���_������ ���       IM   HI      I ���
Queen's Evidence
Kaslo Auditorium
Plan of Hall at Stephenson's Drug Store,
get one of our
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,    ~ =  ���        *.
if J> Fine Line of ROGERS' CUTLERY on Hand. * H
j Hamilton Byers, *ffi8ta. $
- ���*"*#.#y,yif nraft��a&<&&***��
Queen Heaters !i
Wisiitcil. to go to Klondike.
Four able bodied young men with
small capital, to join an expedition to
Klondike, For full information, apply
G. D, F., .this office.
NOTICE  ls   hereby given   that  nil   placer
claims Hnd leaseholds  legally held  may
be laid over from the date of this nol leu 11 mil
1st of June, 1898. W, .1. UOEPEI.,
Acting uold Commissioner.
Nelson, B. C, 17th November, l��ti7.
$2 a Week Up
Inquire Over d. B. Wilson's
Store, Front St,


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