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You See it in the
JEWS It is True.
IN THK  K. C. NBW8. ��
KASLO, B. C., FRIDAY, MARCH 25, 1898.
NO. 12.
1 I\T
Annual Report.
Comparisons With Figures for 1896 Show
Great Increase for the
Tlio annual report ol Provincial
Mineralogist Carlyle for 1807 lias just
boon issued and is pronounced to be
the best and most complete ever gotten
(int by the province. To add to its attractions there are very many illustrations scattered through it of mining
scenes from photographs taken by Mr.
Carlyle himself in various portions of
the province
in his accompanying statement to
the minister of mine's. Mr. Carlyle says
that in compiling the statistical soato-
raent ho has been greatly aided by the
clauses of the Inspection of metalliferous mines act, 1897, that makes it obligatory for inino owners to send in
detailed statements of proqucnon.
The consequence is that the tablos he
gives are very nearly exact.
lu giving tables as to the production,
.Mr. Carlyle state" that tho output of
tlie lode mines includes the returns tor
ore actually realized upon during the
year. The lirst table shows that up to
1891 British Columbia has produced in
minerals no loss than 8112,413,-<$<5, gold
and coal being tho two principal foa-
ti'K'.s, as tho table shows:
Gold', placer  *5ni.'(17,-l7:i
Cold, iodo      4,300,889
Silver      7,801,060
Loud      2,971i618
(.'upper          521,OBO
, Coal and coke    30,(HM,586
Building stone, bricks, etc.      1,850,000
Other metals  25,000
Total $.112,113,485
Tho following ligures of rapid increase during tho pastsoven years give
in themselves a suecient history of the
growth of provincial mines. In 181)2
the iiiflnoi.ee of lode mines lirst began
to be felt, since which the increase has
boon wholly due to metalliferous mines,
the coal output not. increasing."
��� Year. Amount Increase.
1890 8 2,808,803
,'15 por e't.
21 per c't.
18 por c't,
If.", (ior c't.
M per c't.
40 per c't.
u i .'1,520
g 122,820
$7,007,941)   ��10.465,a��8
Comparative Fi��tur��s of tlie Kootonays.
1892 .
1893 ..
1894 ..
1895 .
1890 .
8,688,418   .
6,643,042   .
7.507.950   .
1897 .
  10,455,208   <
C'oiupurrd With 1KOIJ
placer.... $   5ll,(*2:i   j
ode    1,824,180
i-             190.920
721.Se. 1
Kootenay West���
Ainsworth I'i v...
Nelson Dlv	
Slocan Dlv	
Trail Crook Dlv.
Other parts	
( 844,626
Total $4,002,736 $0,705,703
. Kootenay, East....  Sl.r>4,427    $163,769
Growth of the Hilling Iiuluatry.
In dealing with the gratifying growth
|of ti.o mining industry,   Mr.   Carlyle
pays'.'That 1898 will see a substantial
���increase Is  now  assured    from    the
lamount of ore now in sight in the different districts, and from tho fact that
the  amount  of  customs  returns' for
Lhipmenta of oro for January, 1898, wore
)1,193,458 as compared with $075,590 in
897 (those shipments from West Koot-
iiiay only)."
The report notes also tho incroasod
kiterest of capital in  tbe province as
'The interost of capital in tho mine-
.1 resources of the province has been
Iroused to a degree quite oommenaur-
\o with what the mining regions aro
low prepared to show or offer, and in
y-oat Britain a large amount of money
now ready to be sent here, provided
ti, btuineEMhUlce proposition! can be
presented. Not only are gold properties now greatly in demand, but also
sliver and copper, as money-making
possibilities of the high grade silver
ores, as found in the Slocan, Ainsworth
and other camps, are acknowledged by
investors, but often ignored by speculators, who wish to cator to the public's
laste for gold."
SIlver-IsciMl Mine* to the Front.
"The silver mines produced by far
the greater part of tho output of the
mines for 1897, and although silver is
not now held in such high favor, its
friends are getting handsome returns
from the high grade ores, as produced
in West Kootenay. With the notable ;
exception of tho silver-copper ore of
the Hall mines, and some of the smaller
properties, all of the silvor ore carries
a very high percentage of load or occurs in galona, and in two or three
cases in galena and blende."
'���During the past summer tho rapid
doclino in tlio value of silver, that
proved so disastrous to other silver
countries, had little affect on our silver
mines other than to check investment,
as the ores were usually of such high
grade as Lo leave, even at the lowest
price, a good margin of profit. The
priOfl of lead rose considerably, but
this increase was offset by the increase
of export duty on lead into tho United
States, our best market, of 1.5 cents
per pound on tho gross lead contents
in tho ore."
"So far all this silve'.r-load oro has
had to be exported to the United States
for treatment, but at both the Trail
and Nelson smolters, lead stacks are
being erected, and the smelting of this
high grade lead ore will be attempted,
providing "dry ore."' or that containing
leas than 5 por cent, of lead, can bo got
to intermix. So far the amount of this
"dry" silver has been very small in
this province, and its discovory would
greatly serve to simplify tho smelting
at theso silver-lead ores within our
own borders."
"West Kootenay produced nearly all
of this ore during 1897, tho North Star
mine in East Kootenay suspending
shipments until the i completion of the
Crow'S Nest I'ass railway. As stated
elsewhere, the average not or yield
values of 33,510 tons of tho Slocan ore
were 108.5 ounces silver per ton, and
44.>per cent, lead, with a total, gross
value of $97.70 per ton, or $50 to $55
Si.teller llistiirim and lllvitlenifa.
In describing the Hall mines In the
Nolson division the report notes that
the matte smelting blast furnace at
the works is tho biggest on this continent, and capable of smelting 300 tons
a day. During the year 47,560 fens of
Silver King ore were smelted, yielding
954,585 ounces of sliver and 3,453,0It
pounds of copper and a little gold.
Por the Slocan district the net smeller returns gave 3,(ill.287 ouueos of silver, 30,7('7.70"e pounds of load, and 193
ounces of gold, a value of $3,280,080,
against f1,851,011 tho preceding year.
1'he actual yield;; per ton wero 108.5
| ounces of silver, 45.7 per cent, lead, a
value per ton of $97.71. Tho Slocan
mines paid dividends amounting to
11900,000 in 1897.
In Trail Creok dlstriot tho not production was 68,804 tons, of which there
wero 97,024 otincos of gold, 110,008 of
silver, 1,819,580 pounds of copper, a
value of $2,097,28(1, as against $1,248,800
for the previous yoar. The net aver-
ago per ton was 1.42 ounces gold, 1.00
ounces silver, 1.32 per cent, copper;
value $30.48. The dividends paid by
this distaict were $400,000 in 1807.
Shaughnossy To Be
New Swifl Star For Kootewy hike-Crow's
Nest Pass Road May Beach Nelson
By the End of 1900.
Last Tuesday evoning a party of
Canadian Pacific Railway officials arrived hero from Nelson per steamor
Kokanee and left Wednesday morning
for Sandon. The party was on a periodical tour of inspection. It consists
of Wm. Whyto, manager of the lines
west of Lake Superior; R. Marpole,
superintendent of the Pacific division:
II. .1. Cambie, chief engineer of thc
Pacific division and H. E. Boasloy of
Nelson, division .superintendent. Mr.
Whyto was accompanied by his general
master mechanic, W. Cross of Winnipeg, and by D. P. Coyle, brother of E.
J. Coyle, district, superintendent.
Snpt. Marpole was accompanied by his
private secretary, J. )'. Ceddes.
Sttpt. Marpole being asked about the
company's plans for Vocal Improvements, such as-warehouses, docks, etc.
on the lots acquired by tho C. P. II.
last year, said those things would probably be decided on tho occasion of
Vice-President Shaughnessy's visit
hero next month.
Manager Whyto is now on his return
tviie from ilu: coasts, 1�� .'.sports .'.11
the lines under his direction in good
condition, and says that his company
is especially interested in the development of Kootonay, and intimatod .that
to accomplish this cud a very liberal
policy will be pursued. This will take
the form of encouraging the establishment of industries of all kinds, but
particularly smelting and its kindred
I5y tho middle of next month the
magnilicent steamer City of Rossland
will bo running on the Columbia rivor
between Kobson and Arrowhead. It
is expected that this boat will easily
reduce the timo of travel between
those points by 2J hours, making the
journey one of 7-4 liours instead of 10
hours.  \
Kootenay lako is also to have a fine
now passenger and freight Steamboat,
about the size of the Kossland, to do
business principally between Nelson
and Kuskonook. It will bo built at
Nelson, and it Is snid will
est, handsomest and larg
the lake. It will be of da
than the Rossland and wil
In answer to a ciuery as to when ths
draw's Nest Pass road might be ox-
pectod to reach Nolson, ou. repri ,:
ativo was toll that the contract called
for the road to bo in then- by ;ho close
of the year 1900, and il was intimated
that.all the time would be used. "The
large 15-car barge recent ly built at
Nelson," continued our iiilie'mnnt,"t!io
others to bo built, as well as tho large
new steamer already r iforred to, would
indicate that wo would make pretty
good use of tlio waterway lorsomo time
to come, while tho costly |iieco'of road
building iu in operation.'
we wish lo say that neither of the proprietors of the B. C. News of Kaslo, whom
the Kootenaian is trying to lash over our
shoulders, are in any way responsible for
that article, nor had any knowledge of
it before it appeared, It remains to be
seen if the Kootenaian will be fair
enough to elo justice to a rival and publish this disclaimer on behalf of the News
as prominently as it made its attack.
It seems absurd that any one could
think of taking it as a serious statement
when we said that Nelson and Kaslo
were jealous of Kuskonook. As soon
think ol" parents being jealous of their
own baby. Kuskonook is iu a sense the
child of Nelson and Kaslo, and is willing
to acknowledge that, as yet, it is largely
dependent upon them.
It is true that Kuskonook is a lusty infant and is rapidly out-growing the stage
of short dresses, and expects soon to put
on boots and knee pants. It is even willing now to challenge lo a game of marbles, Ainsworth, Pilot Biy or any other
ofthe older kids along the lake. But as
to Nelson and Kaslo, they will undoubtedly be the great cities of central Kootenay. While we have ambition to believe
that we will some day catch up with
them, yet we would never dream ol"considering them as enemies, and no one
but a busybody and mischief maker
would go gossiping around trying to
make it appear that such was the case.
��� Kuskonook Search light.
Petroleum llelelss Near Kimkuiiiiolc.
Dr. R. Morrison left here Inst week to
inspect a petroleum field about 8o miles
up the trail. It was discovered last winter by T. Ryun of this place. Mr.Morrisou
will secure samples and take them to
Nelson to be analyzed, and if they come
up to expectations a company will be
formed here to develop the property.
Some ten years ago petroleum was discovered on the other side of the summit.
Coal Oil Grant put in a plant and started
to sink a well, but it was abandoned for
want of transportation facilities. Now
that the Crow's Nest Pass road passes
right through this belt, there is no reason
why the fields should not be developed
extensively.���Kuskonook. Searchlight.
be tho fast-
>st boat on
per draught
have a su,':
Sentenced By Judge Irvioi!' To Be
Executed, Friday. April 22.
The Slayer or Dennis Connors Tastes the
Swiftness and Certainty of
British Jnstiee.
J. H. Gray, land commissioner of the
K. & 3. I^y. Co., returned from Victoria this weolc and subsequently spent a
day or two at Nelson.
An Interesting Batch of Items Prom
the North End.
Tlio   Baarohlight'l   He-ply to the Kootenaian '�� Attaelt
The interests of Nelson, Kaslo and
Kuskonook are practically identical.
What helps the one nelps the other and
what hurts the one hurts the other.
This much as prefatory to an article
which appeared in last week's Searchlight and was intended as a "josh". It
seems, however, that some who were
looking for a chance to pick a quarrel
have taken it seriously, or rather, have
so preteuded. Either that, or else their
natural obtuseness has rendered them
incapable of judging when one is talking
earnestly or is joking.
Our friend of the Kaslo Kootenaian
may take either horn of this dilemma
that suits him best.    In this connection
Argenta, March _:j.--The steamer
Halys,Will J.Kane,master, commenced
making regular trips twice a woek to
Argontn. Tuesday,
Gi;o. Crawford, l.'jnsyo^*/ v-rent:.."
returned on tho Halys, Tuesday, after
three days visit to Kaslo.
Mr. Matheson, thc foreman of the
government Improvements on the
Lardo-Dundan river, is progressing
well willi his work.
C. II. Goodwin, tho contractor, has
completed tlie new hotol at Argenta for
CbaS. Caldwell. It is a credit to the
country and also the contractor.
W. il. Jicll of Kaslo. hus leased the
hotel. Thu building is .0x80 ft., two
stories and 13 rooms. Mr. Hell moved
two carloads of furniture and supplies
in Tuesday per steamer Halys,
Simpson Bros, of Duncan (.'ity.have
opened a general store at that, place.
Tho post ollice iu connection will be a
great convenience to tho prospectors
in this district.
The government should make- 11
arrangements with t'apt. Will J.Kaue,
������������ Halys, to carry the Duncan
City and Argenta mail twice a week.
As it is the people here at tho north
end of Kootenay Lake and Duncan
river haw to depend  for thoir  mail
upon    thu   court: ���-;���    e)[   some pre    |
or who happens to be going to Kaslo
and "ill take the mail sack.
11. ii. Goodwin is ut Fry creek with
.i large force of men and teams getting
eiut 50,000 lineal feet of piling for tho
i'row's Nest PASS railway,
Murphy ,v White are logging south
of Argunta, tlii'oo miles, for tho l'llot
Bay .Saw Mill Co.
hioQlnnis A Fallot) are four miles
north of Argon ta putting in 2.000,000
ft. ef saw logs for tlio Kuslo saw mill.
Burdick & I'utmiui are logging on
tho ...iirdo river with a large forco of
men and teams for the Kaslo saw mill.
Mr. Ilaiifield has been to Bonner's
Ferry, Idaho, on tlie stoamer Halys
and purchased a lirst class hay-baler
which will be taken to his ranch, up
the Lardo river, where he has ll'O tons
of buy in the stack to bale.
Before next New Year wo are in
hopes of hearing tho toot of tho K.L.D.
l'lii'way locomotive in Argenta.
llootallulova Ucal rending.
A deal is ponding ou tho Rootalink-
wa claim near the Whitewater mine,
between the owners and somo Montreal
parties. It is the intentiou of the
prospective purchasers to start devel-
opm'eut work on the property at once,
if the sale is consummated.
Nelson, March 21.���The spocinl as-
si/.o court opened hero today, Justice
Irving presiding. His lordship tn
opening court congratulated the grind
jury on there being a light criminal
docket, the only serious case being one
of murder against Doyle,alias Sullivan
He then detailed the circumstances of
the murder, which took place at Kuskonook, on tho night of February 13, as
brought out at the preliminary trial.
The burden of proving that tho killing-
was committed in self-defence, he said,
rests with thc prisoner.
The grand jury retired and at 11:30
returned a true bill. Court re-assembled in tho afternoon. When brought
in the prisoner was pale and seemed to
realise his position acutely.
The court appointed .T. A. Aikman
to defend the prisoner. After consult*'
ing for a lew minutes', his counsel asked
for an adjournment until to-morrow.
which was granted. W. A.Macdonald,
Q. C, and A. M. Johnston appear for
the crown.
Nelson, March __.���J. Doyle, ali;.-
Sullivan, who shot aud killed Dennis
Connors at Kuskonook ou February 13,
was today found gniit.y and sentenced
io be hanged. The evidence showed
that Connors was sitting in Kriokson's
hotel, Kuskonook, shortly after 11
o'clock on the night of.tho murder.
Doyle approached liim and pulling out
a pistol, said: "Dig up Or I'll shoo!
you." Connors evidently thouffhl
that Doylo was joking for ho replied
smilingly: "Fire away." Doyle press
ed tho trigger and Connors fell dead at
his feet with n bullet through bis
breast. Tho murderer fled, but, was
captured a day or two after by the
mounted police, in the vicinity of the
boundary line.
At the trial, tho prisoner set up -.In
plea of self-defeneo and alleged that lu
thought Connors was about to pull a
weapon to shoot when ho himself ii i-<���>.
There was nothing to buck him up In
this defence'and the jury found blm
guilty, as charged, of wilful murder,
judge living sentenced him to be
hanged on April _2, exactly one month
A report of Board of Trade proceedings is unavoidably crowded out of
this issue. ���
.leesnlt'Hs   Trailsiae'lrel     ill    ;lee-   :,:i .1     Y .. I
Since   last   Issue  of ihe News. two
meetings of the city council  linie
Various bills nrerei .de re el paid
among which   ' i I -several pertaining
'o  .ireet contract work,  as   follows)
Gv A. Carlson, 99tt7i   D. C. McGregor,
1800; Qt o. Buchanan. MOO.
Communications were read from C
T.Kano offering lo sell the ciiy certain
lots near the head ol Front St.. ami
from D. C. McGregor offering to purchase thu lots 1 and i, blk. If.
By-law No. ."ii. amending Loan ny-
law No. .1 by reducing tho rate of taxation for water debentures from 19^
mills lo I'I mills, was Anally passed nnd
adopted, and will be forwarded to the.
lieutenant-governor   for his approval.
Tho public works committee was-
authorised to expend *.il> for ertctlon
of a city pound.
Postal Matters at Kuekosiouk.
Postal Inspector Fletcher visited this
city last Friday and made arrangements
to have the local post oftice open as soon
as advices can be received from Ottnn s.
which will be early in April. A, Hoyt
v ill be the postmaster, and his appointment is considered a good one. There
will'be mail three times a week from Nelson, and a weeklv service will be established between liere and Moyie City,
connecting there with Fort Steele.���
Kuskonook Searchlight. ALASKAN   SITUATION
Ills-   Kmi-Iv   ltu>.ll   of   Eager   (lesl.lisee.lssr.
Having  ( s��llgei*teel   111,,   Panae*.   Other
itouiea win tiav<- to Be Opened.
Special Correspondence.]
Although the rush to Alnskn may be
said to have only just begun, a Condition of affairs has already developed in
Dyea and Skagway which promises to
disappoint the expectations of thousands of eager gold seekers. The trails
across the Chilkoot and White passes
aro practically im passu I do because of
the frequent and severe storms, and
will not be in good condition until
about the first of April. Tbe result is
that thousands of men and thousands
nf tons ot supplies and mining outfits
are crowdeel together on this side of
the summit and have already reached
such number ami quantity as to create
a blockade.
It has   heen  generally  understood
that it was foolish to go up to that
country earlier thun Muroh with the
expectation of crossing the pusses, and
(hat one who did so would simply subject himself to a long wait, to needless
hardships and possible sickness while
consuming supplies which should be
kept for service in the gold fields. Notwithstanding this fact, travel begun in
.lanuary and hits continued through
February, an average of a steamer a
���lay having landed men and freight ut
Dyea and Skagway. Those who took
this early start did so because they
feared a blockade uml were anxious to
get over the summit, expecting to wait
at the lakes for the opening of the river
to navigations The blockade tbey
hoped to escape bus come u|ion them
snd they are not over the summit.
Many have spent a month of hardship
and toil uml are worse off because of
it than are the newest arrivals
There are not less lliun '.O.OOO people
in Dyea and SkagWliy encumped along
the trails as far us the weather conditions have prtmitteil them to advance',
only a few miles at the most. The
quantity of supplies, outfits, boats, machinery, etc., averages not less thun u
tun .to each mun. 'Ibis average will
lie kept up during the month of March,
and by the first of April, when the
work of getting over the summit will
begin in earnest, a moderate estimate
of the number of men uml quantity of
freight that will be assembled there in
60,000 persons anel 00,000 tons of
Tlietmly thing that has been accomplished on the Bkagway trail to make
it more passable than it wus lust summer bus been the building of some
small bridges, uml some improvements
on the road leading out fioin Skagway.
There lias been a tramway project there
hut nn progress bus been mude with it.
The indications are thut tbe Skagway
trail will not be materially better than
it was biHt slimmer, when it wus Dlock-
iideil uml rendered practically impns-
sable by ;i,0()0 or 1,000 people und their
outfits. Of course, as long hh the kuow
lusts in tbe spring the trail will be a
better one thun when the traveler bus
encounter mud and boulders, which
wero such an obstacle u year ago.
As for the trail from Dyea, which is
the one experience has proved to be
the best, two tramways are are under
I'liiiHtriictiiui for the transportation of
goods. One of these has a trnm rail-
111111I fe-eieu Dyea to tbe base of the summit ridge, and su electric bucket system acroSS the summit to Luke l.iinln-
iiiiiiiii. The other hus two tramway
cables leading from the llrst und see-
euiel divides nml ending ut Lake Linde-
inanii. Conned ion between the lust of
those anel Dyea will tai mude with
wiigons uml puck animals. Neither
ol these enterprise is ready for operation, and the possibilities ure thut they
will not be before the tirst of April.
When in complete opei'utioii, their combined captioily will not exceed 400 tons
per day. Assuming that by the use
nf puck animals 1(10 tuns pe-i day e'liiilil
be taken over the White puns from
Skagway, this leuven tie' total enpacity
of ull facilities provided for both passes
at SOO tons per day. This means 100
days for transporting 50,000 tons that
will tie accumulated there by ths flrst
nf April. In other wordB, accumulations could not be cleared sway before
the middle of June. The probabilities
are, however, that during the months
of April aud May an equal quantity of
new freight would demand attention.
Iu this calculation no allowance is
made for the freight which could be
taken on sleds by Individuals and by
the aid of dogs. This would be inconsiderable. In fact, with such a
mass of humanity and of goods, ii
-would be almost im possible for freight
to be moved at all on tnoso narrow
portions of the trail where ths right of
way would be tbe subject of dispute
and contention. If poople interfered
with each other last fall so as to cieate
a blockade on both trails with less than
6,000 people attempting to go over, it
does not require a great flight of imagination to see the utter blockade that
would be created by 50,000 people.
One who intends to go to Alaska may
well stop and consider what his chances
art likely to  be   in  such  a mob, and
whether he would not do better to seek
some other route or some other objective point than the Klondike region.
Of course, transportation facilities from
I the coast ports tn Alaska have been
I provided for Dyea and Skagway, but
doubtless us soon   us  this  blockade  ho
��� develops thut   intending  golel   hunters
1 eiemaiid to be  taken  somewhere else,
I Steamers will leave the Dyea and Skagway routes and seek  other ports, such
as   Oopper river and Cook's inlet.    At
: these pluces tliere is room for ull. No
; narrow canyon trail confines the golel
1 hunter to a particular route,   but thero
��� is opportunity to spread ont over a
1 wide expanse of country, now braottc-
! ally unknown, but reported to be rich
I iu gold. Theie ure said to be low
! passes through the mountains from
1 both Copper river und Cook's inlet,
! lending over to the Xanana ami to the
I bead waters of Birch creek, by which
! thu now promising gold lie-Ids nn the
j American side of tlie line may be more
eusily reached thun by the route across
j the Chilkoot pass and down the lakes
und rivers. The government is now
fitting out au expedition for Coppei
river. Undoubtedly these routes will
be opened up the present season by
prospectors even should not the great
stream of travel be turned in that direction.
There aro already indications of a
desire on the part of gold hunters to
abandon their idea of going to Dyea
und Skugwny, uml to Htike. out for the
Oopper river and Cook's inlet. Beyond doubt this tendency will rapidly
increase as tho crowded condition of
the pusses becomes better known. At
present the only facilities for reaching
Copper river and Cook's inlet is the
United States mail boat operated by
the Pacific Coast Steam Whaling Company from Sun Francisco, the two
small steamers now on the route from
Portland to Copper river, und the small
steamer running from Port Townseud
to Oopper river. These steamers are
already inadequate to meet the demand
and doubtless more will soon be put
on the route.
Attention has also been turned in the
direction of the route by Fort Wrangel
nnd Stii'keen river. Telegraph ereek
and Teslin lake, but us yet, facilities
have not been provided; Several
small river Steamers are being constructed for the Stickeen river, to ply
between Fori Wrangel und Telegraph
creek, whieh is the jioiiit of disembarkation for the overland journey of the
lot) miles to Lake Teslin. On this
stretch of 150 miles it is proposed by a
Canadian company to construct u railroad the present year under n special
grunt from the Dominion parliament of
20,000 acres ol land per mile, and
the time set for its completion is the
tirst of September. It is thus seen
thnt, for this season at least, only such
travel cim go over the BticJceen route
ns can be bundled by puck animals,
and this, of e'ourse, cannot lie very extensive. Possibly several thousand
people will attempt this route, with
the probability that a lurgo portion of
them will make u failure of their
effort. Should this railroad be built
ami 11 sufficient light draught steamer
he placed 011 Luke Teslin and liootn-
linquu river, iu another year the Stickeen route would be the favorite one.
Uuiloubtedly a grent many who intend to go to Alaska an- waiting to tuko
the ocean and river route during the
summer months. Ileie there* is ns
much uncertainty as on the pusses.
The facilities have yet to be provided.
Possibly as many us 50 small .teamers
are under construction or have been
purchased for use on the Yukon the
coming summer] but navigation of thut
river is expensive and dangerous.
Channels nre narrow nnd tortuous and
known only to a few people. Fuel is
very difficult to procure, and it is understood thut the coin pun i oh ulready
operating on the river have secured ull
that can be had for several hundred
miles from the mouth of this stream.
These companies will not take minors*
uutHts, preferring to tnke in g��nln for
their own stnreH uml sell them to
mlntCS nfter they gel three. Consequently miners wishing to take outfits
will have to depend on independent
boalN which promises to bo a very uncertain reliance. Certainly, one going
by tint route should not undertake it
unless the trunsportutiein coiupuny contracts with him to carry him clear
through to his destination. This, however, is a matter about which more
will be known a few months later. Aa
stated above, the natural outcome of
the present'condition of affairs would
be the opening up of new routes and
new objective points for the thousands
who will be disappointed in their expectation of getting over the passes,
and of getting into the Yukon country
by the present routes.
Alaaka Mining Notes.
Almost every claim being worked in
the Klondike district is turning out
fully as woll as was anticipated.
Hunker creek in pnrticular is making
rich returns, while Eldorado, Bonanza,
Sulphur and Dominion creeks are
holding their own.
Dawson City is reported quiet and
orderly, with little to break the winter
���nd monotony. Tbe dancehonses and
gambling places furnish the only excitement.
The opinion prevails in Dawson that
the regulation providing for the collection of royalties will fail of enforcement, the idea being based upon the
fact that in the annual licenses issued
to miners no mention is made of the
royalty regulation.
Summary of Railway-Steamer Tl ne
Cards from Kaslo.
Cody, etc., Kuslo A Slocan Railway trtilnn
leave   Kaslu dally at 8 a.  m.;  returning,
arrive' at  Kaslo 3:50 p.  in.
Rosebery ann Nakusp, take K. * S. Ry.
from KhhIo to Sandon, and thence Nak-
usp & Slocan Railway, leaving Sumlon
dally at 7:45 a. m.; returning, arrive ela.ly
ul Sainton at 4:.���i p, in.
Victoria and  other main  line unions on
i C.   1'. R.,   bout from  Nakusp  to  Arrowhead, cars to Revelstoke,  thence connect with east nnd west bound trains.
I etc., take Steumer Blooan on Slocan lake.
��� eonnetlng with Nakuap & Slocan Ry. at
I Rosebery.
1 land and Grand Porks, take the Steamer
: International from Kuslo dally at 0:45 .1.
I in., except Sunday, making connections ut
j Five Mile Point, near Nelson, with Nelson A Kurt Sheppard Ry., then le. Nortli-
I port. From Northport to Spokane con-
i tinue the railway, known south ot
! Northport ns the 8piikuiie Falls & Nortli-
I ern,   arriving   ut   Spokane  at   li:4G  p.   ni.
Or for Spokane' take I. N. A T. Co.'s
1 steamer Alberta from Kuslo to llonner's
I Ferry. Tuesdays and Saturdays at 5 p.
j m. anil comii'Ct nt Bonner's Ferry with
I Groat Northern trains to Spokane', arrlv-
I Ing at 2:4. the following day.
For Rossland change at Northporl to
j tho Red Mountain Ry-, arriving at Ross-
i land at .1:40 p. m. Or, Ros.-dand muy be
I reached from Nelson via. Columblu A
, Kootenay Ry. 1o Robson. thence by river
' steamer to Trail, thence by Columbia A
i Western Ry. to Rossland. Or, Rosslanel
I may be reached via Nakusp and Trail by
I dally steamers down the Arrow lakes and
j Columbia river.
For Grand Forks und Boundary Creek
I points,  take S. F. & N. Ry.  from .North-
port  to Bossburg or Marcus,   thence by
I stage ueross  reservation.
, son, etc., I. N. * T. Co.'s Steamer Inter-
! national leaves Kaslo dully, except Sun-
i day, at 6:45 a. m.; returning, leaves Nelson
ut ,'i p. in., urrlving at Kuslo about K::10 p.
C. P. R. Co.'s Steamer Kokunee lenvi's
Kaslo tlally, except Sunday, ul 7:30 a. m���
I arriving at Nelson ul 11 a. m.; returning,
I leaves Nelson at 4 p, Dls, arriving at Kas-
I lo ut 7:30 p.  m.
K()R KUSKONOOK, FORT   BT l'. 1:1,1:,
1 ete* .    take    steamer    Kokunee    Monday,
1 Wednesday ami Friday ut 7::iu a. in,, or 1.
I N. A Ts ("o.'s Steamer Alberta Tuesday
und Siiturilay at 5 p, m.: thence by atage
to Port Steele Wean .day and Saturday.
���r viii.i.. ok DIBTAXCBS.
From    lvns.li.    Io   Barranndlng    lllial-
1,,'stst  Point*.
Uo & Slocan Ry.
Trains  Run on Pacific Standsrd Time.
Going Went
HM.. tn "
s:8Se. m
fli.Vla. in
9:"e1 h . 111
10:08 b
111: IK it
Deity. doing  Eait
I.T Keilo Ar-.3:�� p. ia :
Lt loath Fork., .Arv. 8:18 p. m
I.V Sproule'e Arv. 2:15 p. 111 !
1.v       Whiles.nice Arv.'1:00 p. m j
l.v lee'iir I,itte        ArT. 1:48 |i,.i
I.T Mclitilgeii        ArT. 1:88 p. lu I
I.T...Cody Junction.. ArT. 1:111 p. in
Ar Sandon Ul,  1:00 ft. ���
IRVINli, Superintendent.
>, A P. A,
. 111.
. 111.
Whitewater  17,Alnswurtti
Hear istik*   TtiiPilot Bay 	
McOeiitjiin  nlBaltour 	
sun.1.ne <:: in m-1  M[Sanca 	
Cody   aCNflsun (4  linuml
Him Porks   31 Ymir 	
.Now Denver   :(8 llu.sioii  70
Raaebery  41'Trull  <x>
Silverton  4K|Niitihport (7 line)....lew
Hlese-ien ejlly    fHi.Koaslantt (10 houral..l!<l
Nakusp TOiliistwburg   ...
Ilurlnn  City    M Mlercus	
���-artlo  IKjOranel Peirkes
Awnla  20 areenwiasl ..
Ihincan Clly  '��j Anace.ndu ...
Halcyon nm * u. 8�� I Boundary
Amiwhssad  lOf'Imdway   -
Navigation and Trading Co., ltd.
Steamers"International" and "Alberta'' on
; Kootenay Lake and Kiver.
i In effect 15th of March, 1SDS. Subject to
change without notices
1/CsvtH Kaaio for Nelsem and way points,dally
except Sunday,.ri:4.'ia.iu. Arrive Northport V2:��H
p. ni.'   Kossland, _:.Vt|p. in., Spokane, 6:40 p. in.
I.cie ve- Nelson for Kaaio and way points, aalty
except Sunday. 4:4.1 p.m. leaving Spokane 8 a.
im.; RoBsland   11:4.'ia. m., Northport, 1:00 p. m.
Five Mile l'olnt connection with all Passeti-
'. ger Trains of N. A F. S.  Kailroad to and from
i Northport,   Kossland   and    Spokane.   Ticket!
, nold and baggage checked te> all rutted stales
1 points.
; Leaves Kuslo for Kuskonook und wny-
| points and tor Honner's Ferry, Idaho,
ievery Tuesday und Sat unlay at 5 p. m.,
.eiTitlini; ut Kuskonook ut 10 p. m. and
!ut Honner's Ferry ut 8 a. m. following
I day. Returning leuves Honner's Ferry
every Wednesduy nnd Sunday ut 2 p. ni..
: arriving nt Kuskonook ut 8 p. in. und at
Kaslo   at   1   a.   m.   following   duy.
llonner's Ferry connection wilh all passenger trains of (Ireal  Northern rullwuy.
arriving westward ut Spokane 'J:4', p. m..
or   leaving   llonner's   Ferry   for  eastward
: points ut 1:1S p. m.
Meals and berths not  included.
I'ussengers   on   HS.   International   from
| Nelson, Spokane, etc.. for points on Kootenay   lake  south  of  Pilot   Hay,  will   connect lit  that  point  with   the 88. Alberta.
l'UBHengers for Nelson  via 88.  Alberta,
from  points south of Pllol  lluy, can,  by
arrangement with purser,  have stop-over
(lit   Pilot   liny   or   AliiHworth,   or   connect
with   SB.   International   ul   Kaslo.
The company's steamers connect Kootenay Lake and Slocitu points with nil
points In the United States und l.'aiiiula.
by way of Spokane uml Kootenay river.
Tickets sold and baggage checked to
; all points by pursers on steamers or at
jour  office. Q.   ALEXANDER,
Oeneral Mnnuger.
I    H.   ().   Hox  122,   Kaslo.   B.   C.
| Spokane Falls & Northern
i Nelson & Fort Sheppard
Red Mountain R'ys.
The Cheapest,  most Comfortable   ana
direct route from Kuslo
All  points in  Canada and  the United
The oiiIt line running through Tourist curs to 'Toronto, Montreal and Boston. Through Tourist cars to St. Paul
Magnificent Sleepers .and Dining Cars on M\ Trains.
Travel hy  this line and have your hag-
gage checked through to destination.
Daily connection from  Kaslo every day
excepting Sunday, at 7 :M a. in.
For Kuskonook nnd lake points, Moa-
d��y, Wednesduy and Friday.
Kor full  information call on or add reus
Freight and Pans, agent, Kaslo, It  C.
���oa to���
Traveling Pass, agent, Nelson, B. O.
District Pass  agent, Vancouver.
Shortest aint qule'kest route to lb* (irur
d'Alene mines, l'alouse, l-ewiitoa, Walla Walla,
Baker City milieu, Portland, -tsii Pranelteo,
Cripple Creek gold mines anil all polnti Kast
���nd South Only line Kait via Salt lake and
and Renver. Stumer tickets lo Europe and
o(her foreign countries.
Ocean stenmers leave Portland every
four days for Sun Francisco.
I  I.eaTe       Hpoksiia Time Schedule        iArrlre
p  in
s nn
a. in
Knar Mail-Walla Wstls, I'.irt ;:U
land, San KrancUco, lister a.m.
city and Ihe Kast. bally
l/x'.kL Mtu. Canr d'Alenes, ..It.
Karmlngton, (iarflelel, Collax.i p is
Pullman and Moscow j Dally
Thompsons l.tinillna.m
Tre.ui Lake city US
FermiHein ISO
Itevelsteike CI1 hrai.JH
Vernon  228
Pentli'ton   m
Kumlon|>t* SSI
Asheroft  JOS
l.yttnn   SM
Yale  401
\>w Westiiilnste.r...r<l?
Vancouver (51 iiiHi>.r.ll
Victoria i.'.K 11res)���...:.:�����
Seattle e> hours)....dat,
Tacomit C10 lioure).. .6tf
I'nri l.iml (IK SOU it, )..��8:
���Via C.  P.   It.
���'* Speskmie  (IJ hours)..233 I
KuHkonevok      I,
(leittt River  > a".
Ileilllnulnn (ItykertMi 77
Port Hill   78
I.ucas   108
ilonners Ferry 113 11)140
Moyle CUy 125
Swuntsea 136
Vt'iinlner. II. C 14(1
Crniiliruok  IGii j
Poll Steele 160 I
Caiml   Plats    1001
WlneUm-re    ��to|
Donald     212
(lolileu    280
Hanff    814
|    Kor through tii'kets and further liilormatlea
I apply to j ah. wavoh,
i    Agent International Navigation and Tradlag
Company, Kaeio.
The only all rati route without
change of cars between Nebon and
Rossland and Spokane and Rossland. �����* j*
i i.eave te-'nasi
' Leave II :4a am
.eave aiiu tun
Raw Fur Notice.
Arrival) .Ml pn
.Arrive 'J:.V, pas
Airlve * 40 pia
. OratO   K  it N. Compears office. .10 River-
aisle �� vaiieie, Spokane. V) aah
(ieneral Agent
Or.... W. H. Ml Kl nim,
(ieneral Passenger Agent. I'.uilan.l, lira
I, the unde'rslgned, representing JO- '���
BKI'H I'lJ.MAN. or St. l'aul, New York i
nnd London, Kngland, wish lo Inform my j
friends anel ths public generally that I I
do not Intend to travel us heretofore. |
Those favoriiiK me with shipments of
can   rely  on   fair  treatment   und   prompt
returns assured,   Write for price llsl.
G. W. IIAI.DWIN. WUinlpeg. Man.
Best in every line.   A stock of fancy
groceries is soon to he added
to our stock.
Front st. opo. Kaslo Hotel, Kaslo, B. C.
and Real Estate
Correspondence solicited.
Address, KASLU, U. C.
Passengers for Kettle river and
Boundary creek connect at
Marcus with Stage Daily.
Inland Navigation
and Trading Co.,
Steamer Halys, >
Capt. W. J.  Kaat.
Does Jobbing Trade on Kootenay l-ake.
For paeMiicer ar ii.tili: tranaiMrtatiea ��.r>l) '
ea board.
The Fart Line.
Superior Service.
Tin ���null tickets to all points in ihe
United States and Canada.
The surveyor's croin
made it the shortest
transcontinental route.
It la the most modern in equipment.
It is the heaviest roiled tine.
It hus a rock-ballast roadbed.
It crosses no sand deserts.
It was built without land grant or government aid.
It Is noted for the courtesy of Its employes.
It ia the only line servlnR menls on the
la enrte plan.
Kootenay contiec Ion at Homier'* l'errv Ida ,
Sunday and Wednesday.
Kastward ��� l.oo a. m
Westward 2.4'. p. ra
For maps, tickets arid complete Information call on or address International
Navigation & Trndlng Company agents,
K. A S. railway agents, or
C. Q. DIXON. General Agent.
Spokane, Wash.
F.  I.  WHITNEY, O. P. A T. A..
8t. Paul, Minn.
Dlrvft < ounet-iluai wilh the lyokaai
���'all. aad Northern Rallwar.
No. 1 west   8:00 p. m.
No. .east       7:00a. ni.
Tickets lo Japan and Ohlnii via Tacoma
and Northern Pacific Steamship Company.
For informietii.il. time cards, maps and
tickets, apply to agents of the Spokane
Fulls A Northern and Its connections,
or to
P.  n. GIBBS.
I.'s-iieml   Ant'st.  Spokane.
Aaat. Utea. Paaa.  A*t���
Ho. 80S  Morrison   St..
Portland, Oregoe.
sViit,�� for map of Kootenay country.
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Made to order, Ireitn any kinel ol photograph. Fastcm like a broooh; an artistic elegant
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photo with name or address plainly written on back, whloh will be returned
to you unharmed or disfigured in any manner.
Large slxe, like rat. One for ftOcts., Three for SI.00, Innludlnjr a UK. rolled
gold enameled brooch.   Se.mll size, One for 125 cts., Three
for 50 ets.   Hand painted .15 ets. each extra.
Owing to he speciiil low price we are making, to Introduce these goods, we must invariably
have Cash With (iiujkk    We solicit corresponeiciii'c.   Send stamp for highly Illustrated catalogue: a work ol art.   Salesladks and salesmen wameel, $15.00 per week and expenses.   No experience necessary.    HUB  Ot'AKANTKK: If gsxseig are not satisfactory, money will be re-
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L. P. DAVIS CO., Dept. E, Chicago., Illinois.
' | Mr. Gladstone's private library is particularly rich in the classical and theological department; there is probably not
a single noted theological work  missing
  which hiiH seen the light since the owner
HEWS  AT  HOME  AND  ABROAD. ' matriculated ut Oxford in 1821.
Items of Information Gathered From
��� Wide Area���Political Happen-
Ian and Industrial Notes���Crimes
and   Accidents.
Minister for the Colonies Lebon at Paris
has refused the petition of lime. Dreyfus,
wife of former Captain Dreyfus, to share
thc hitter's imprisonment ou Devil's island.
There was great excitement at Yildiz
the other evening owing to nn outbreak
umong the Albanian and Turkish troops
in the barracks.   Many arrests were mude.
The German (lag has been hauled down
at Cnnea, Isle of Crete, nnd the German
marines who have been on duty ashore
embarked on boiuil the I lei man buttlcship
A special dispatch from Kiel says Japan
has purchased the torpedo corvette which
wits being built tliere by the Krupps for
A telegram received at Alnmeda, Cal.,
states thut Dr. Qtliro V. Yorbecue, a pioneer missionary, who had labored in sJu-
pun .'IK years, died ut Tokio lust week.
Ofiloen huve lieen named for the regiment of provisional troops organizcel in
Canton, Ohio, to be known as "The President's Own." Thc regiment is composed
of more thun tKK) men at present, inelud-
mg some of the best young men iu the
In India the rdododendron grows to ii
height of .W feet. Marigolds and camomiles in North Africa teuch a height of
tkiur or five feet.
Judge Amidon ut Dead wood, 8. D., instructed the jury in the case of Ihc ltux-
toni iiguin.-t the IJohlen Reward to return
a verdict of $220.1100 in favor of the plaintiff. Valuable mining property is involved in the suit.
Thomas McKeun, one of (he wealthiest
and most prominent citizens of Philadelphia, is dead. IIU wealth is estimated ut between SlO.OOO.ooo and 180.000,000.
The Home Savings hunk of Sioux City,
lown, has closed its doors. The assets
are said to be $100,000 and the liabilities
.iMiO.OOO, of which $o<��,000 is school funds.
President Springer of thc National Live
Stock Association, with the approval of
the executive committee, hns appointed
(ieeirge L. Ooulding of Denver, o intuit-
tecinnu from Colorado, treasurer of the
A dispatch from Shuiigliui states that
lliissiu informed China that the hitler's
ele'luy in replying ta the Russian demuuds
would lie construed ns un acquiescence iu
the Kussiun occupation of Port Arthur.
Sir Claude .McDonald, tho British minister at Pekin, is Kuid to be urging China
to resist.
The Texas und Massachusetts, battleships, now with Admiral Sieurd's squadron, have been ordered to proceed at once
from Key West to Hampton Roads, where
they will join the cruisers Minneapolis.
Hrooklyn nnd Columbia, and other vessels yet to be. selected, funning a new
���aval division.
The llrst disbursement under the recent
set of congress appropriating (jf.'itl.OOO.OOl)
for national defense has been made by
the tfeiisury department on nn executive
erder for *1 l.">.!r��.'> to be cabled to London
to the credit of Sir William Armstrong,
in part payment for 12 rapid-Hie gnus,
including mounts and ammunition
The populist state convention of Georgia
has adjourned ufter a long nnd stonny
session. Hon. Thoiniis Watson was nominated for governor, und although he has
repeatedly declined to accept it, it is believed by some that he will yet consent
to make the race. A full state ticket
was nominated.
Hon. Blanche K. Bruce, register of the
treasury, is dead. He was born in Prince
Fsdward county, Virginia, March 1, 1841.
He was of African descent, was born n
slave, and received the rudiments of education from the tntor of his master's son.
When you have nothing to do never go
n ftoi help.
We need not talk about the wenther
when we come to discuss the cause of so
many aches nnd pains which afflict mankind. Much of these afflictions Is from
heritage of Infirmity of the nerves, muscles and Joints of the human body. Many
pains and adieu, It ls true, are brought on
by exposure to cold or by sudden chill,
but as a general condition to which we
may be subje?ct there should be a remedy
which In a general way ls curative for
all. This is one reason why St. Jacob's
Oil ls so popular. It cures ache's und
pains In all forms, and they arc wise who
keep It steadily on hand to be used ln
emergencies ut any time In the cure of
the most acute attacks.
The Old Klondlkers Have Not Yet
Started for Alaska���From thc Re-
Port of the Manager of the Alice
Mine���lllu Project on the Salmon
River ln Idaho���Ore Shipments
From Kelson.
Friendship may  soon die,  but enmity
We are asserting in thc courts our nglet to thc
exclusive use ot the word ' -A^Tukia." and
" I'lTCHKK'SCASTORlA," as our I'rnde Mark.
1, Dr. Samuel Pitcher, of HyannLs, Massachusetts,
was the originator of " PI'l'CHKK'S CAS TORIA,"
the same that has borne and does now bear the*
fac-slniile signature of CHAS. K. I-XETCHKR oa
every wrapper. This is the original" PITCHER'S
CASTORIA " which has been used in the homes
of thc mothers of America for over thirty years
Look Carefully at the wrapper and see that it is
the kind you ha;* always bought, and bus the
signature of CHAS. H. I'l.KTCHHK on the
wrapper. No one has authority from me to use
my name except The Centaur Company uf which
Chan. H. Fletcher is President.
March S, .-Sof. SAMUEL P1TCHKR. M.l>.
On the bosom of the mother  rests the
future of the world.
We onVr One llunetml l>ollars Rewnrel for
any ees.se e>f Catarrh that can nol be cured by
Hull's CalaiTh Cure.
P.   J.   CHUNKY &  CO..   Toledo,   O.
Wis, the unelerselicneel, have known F. J.
Cheney for the last I. yeioie, nnel believe him
IM.rfectly honorable In Kit business transactions
lend nn. im mils' i.M'- Us carry out any obllgu-
tleins in.nl.- by their ttrni.
WEST   &   Tltl!AX,   Wholesale   Drusglsts,  To-
lello.   O.
���VALni.VO, KINNAN &  MARVIN,   Wholesale
IiruKKlsls.  Toleslo.  O.
Hall's t'H(arrh Cure Is (liken Internally, actinic ellreclly upon the blesoil and mucous surfaces of the system. Testimonials (sent free.
Pr|es 7r,c iht buttle.   Keelel by all  Druggists.
Hull's Kunilly Tills m-s* the best.
None of thc old Klondikers and Alaska
pioneers have started on their return trip.
They will begin to leave from about thc
middle of this month until the middle of
April, and will then be in ample time to
get into the country and get everything
ready for the spring break-up. Many of
them ait; having their outfits prepared
now and when they get their "stuff" together it is quite a different equipment to
that of thc average tenderfoot. The old-
timer will take along a good pair of rubber boots nnd a pair of leather shoes
adapted to that climate. Hut his main
footwear is heavy moose hide moccasins
with heavy felt insoles and medium
weight woolen socks. His underwear will
consist of a close woven suit of silk or
mixed cotton and silk, to be worn next
to the skin. Next to that he will have
the best quality of medium weight woolen
underwear and over that he will put a
heavy suit of woolen or mackinaw; over
j all he will put a well made suit of asbes-
| tos tanned sheep hide trousers impervious
to water and wind. This is his cold
weather rigging. As spring approaches
his apparel will be removed, suit at a
time, until he only wears his summer
garb. Two outfits of this kind ia all he
will take.
in the place of blankets for winter use
nnd for use on thc trail, they will take
fur  robes  mode  from  the  skins  of the
Arctic fox or wolf.    These robes can be
| purchased at from $50 to $100, and weigh
I from  18 to 20 pounds and contain more
I warmth than a dozen heavy blankets. In
extremely   cold   weather,   while   on   the
march,  it  is   impossible  to  keep  warm
I with   only   blankets.     The   perspiration
\ passes into the folds and they freeze stiff
nnd  no amount  of them will  keep one
warm.    In the summer, or when in. permanent camp or cabin, they ure  useful
and almost indispensable.
The old-timers do not use sleeping bags,
' ns they say  they can't "jack  knife-' in
! them, and that is one of the essentials of
1 keeping warm in that country.
The prevalence of cerebri) spinal meningitis is due to the cxtivmc cold weather
'and careless exposure of Ihc body.    The
body becomes heated and perspires while
j tmveliug, and when camp is struck and
! fire is mude the tenderfoot, instead of al
j once changing his appurel, stands before
the lire, his face is heutcd while his back
freezes in the Arctic wind, and his clothes,
| damp ami cold, chill his back and brings
steep that only 80 feet was run before the
cut became a tunnel, und it will continue
to be tunneling until the work is almost
completed. The water will be introduced
gradually, a Hume being put in, and all
thc available gravel of thc neck washed
through it. When that is no longer practicable the whole river will be turned
through the tunnel���or cut it will then be
���and the present bed of the river will
be rained. The gravel so far taken from
the cut and tunnel has run from 00 to 70
cents per cubic yard, an amount that has
gone far towards paying the expenses of
tbe undertaking.
The   KellOKir   Tunnel.
Tlie Kellogg tunnel being run by the
Bunker Hill and Sullivan Mining and Concentrating company from near their mill
to the mine, is in over 1000 feet. When
completed it will he about two miles long.
It wus thought probable that new ore
bodies would be found while the tunnel
was being bored, but thus far there Iiub j independent."
been no sign of ore, although it is getting j
well under the hill lying between Ward-
ner and the south fork.
Purchase Price of the Josie.
The  dividend   which  holders of Josie I
stock  have  been  anticipating  from  the
money paid over on account of the pur-
Ctueieue   In   Cuba   or    Wet.
U illi   America.
Toledo. 0., March 20.���ExSecretui y of
the Treasury Foster says:
"The decision for peace or war really
lies with Spain. She must accede to intervention in Cuba or she must declare
war. Senator Proctor's vivid description
of the condition of the island anel the horrors Buffered by the hapten Cuban recon-
rentrudos show a condition which justifies the United States in Intervening
promptly. Now, what shape should our
intervention take? I urn strongly in favor of doing it by the recognition of the
republic of Cuba us a free and independent nation. The United States should not.
declare war against a weaker nation. Put,
the burden of the decision upon her by
the simple course of recognizing Culiu as
peAhv the explorer ox BsUtirfa
The first peanut oil factory in the United States will soon he established at
Norfolk. Yu., with a capital stock of
Those going to the Klondike must remember that a reliable baking powder is
an absolute necessity.      If, after   u long
, ... ,        ,      ,,-,-,   and expensive trip and the great cost, of
chase   of  the   property   by   the   llntish   , __ _j       .,    ,   ,. .
.        .      ��� ".,*.     ".,,_, ��� ��� s. ���   I transportation, the baking powder proves
America Corporation will not be paid this I.  ,   / .      ,   , ,.     ,      '  ,   .,   '   .
.,     ���   *.,,_, . ,. . .       inferior or box lost its strength, the miner
month.   Possibly there may lie a division I    .��� . ,.    ,,    ,   , ,       h,   .      "������>"'
t si     .     .        .   ���.  ,     .   r        .. I will be prueticallv helpless.    It is no time
of the fund next July, but as there was ,    r. \       .     ���.,   ,  . :
,       .     .     ..      ..   . .   or place to experiment.    What is reouir
a general understanding that a payment        ' ' "
ed is a baking powder that has actually
stood the test of the arctic climate.
The well known explorer, Lieut. Peary.
U. S. N., says of Cleveland's baking powder, which he toed on his Arctic expeditions:
"Cleveland's stood the tests of use in
those high latitudes uml severe temperatures perfectly and gave entire satisfaction. Mrs. Peary considers thut there is
no better baking powder made than
Cleveland's.    I shall take it uguin on iny
next expedition."
C'ontrnbnnd Coolies.
Santa Ana. Cal., March 20. -Fifteen
Chinese who were smuggled into this
country from Knsenmla, lower California,
through the port of Anaheim, have been
captured. They were landed by un unknown vessel. The Celestials had a total sum of $.'}._'.'> in their possession. They
have been taken   to Ixis Angeles, where
Allen's Foot-Ease, a powder for the feet,
ll cures painful, swollen smarting feet and
instantly takes the sting out of corns and
bunions. It's the greatest comfort discovery of the age. Allen's Foot-Ease makes
tight-lit ting or new shoes feel easy. It Is a
certain cure for chilblains, sweating, damp
callous and hot, tired aching feet. We
have over 10,000 testimonials of cures. Try
It today. Sold by all druggists aud shoe
stores. By mail for 25c. in stamps. Trial
package FREE. Address Allen B. Olmsted, Le Roy, N. Y.
Acciii'i'lng lo Nilsson. the zoologist, the
weight of thc Greenland whale is 100
thus, or 22-t.lHKi pounds, or cipuil to thai
of SS elephants or   140 bean,
CITt I'ermaneody Cureel. N'o lst*iur nervuunnei
rll* slier tlrm slay's ing of Dr. Kline's Ureal
Nerve llcsioriT. Mend lor fllKK .S.S..OO trial
be ei lie limit realise. DR. IU li. IUsLNIC, JLtd., 'J.H)
Areli street, l'lelltulelpbla, Pu.
The Suez canal is 88 miles long, and
i ciliiecs the distance from England to India nearly 4000 miles for ships.
A Her being swfnelleel by all other*, send us stamp
l.ir iiiirileeiliers of liiieir Holoninii'H Treasure, the
ON I.V renewer of manly strenirU.. .MA HON
I'HK.MICAI. CO., P. O. Bon 717. l'hlladelphls, I'a.
The child will laugh and cry; the
youth will primp and sigh; the man will
twist and lie, and all will groan and die.
Plso's Cure for Consumption Is the only
cough medicine used ln my house.���D.
C. Albright. Mlffllnborg, Pa., Pec. 11. '98.
A new alloy of the consistency of a
good manganese bronze has been invented.
It is a compound of aluminum, tungsten
and nickel.
Every Package
of Schillings Best tea is a sample.
Your money bick if you don't like it.
on the fateful disease, and in a few hours
in many cases the toils and troubles of the
j tufferer cease forever.
The   Alice  Mine.
Notwithstanding the low price of silver
| Manage! T. W. BtUUC has been able  to
\ make the Alice mine in Butte, Mont., pay
dividends.   The president of the company,
Mr. J. V. Walker, in the annual report
! issued a few days since, says:    The year,
I considering everything, was a fairly pros-
: perotis one for the company.   We had to
j deal with a very low price on silver bul-
l lion;   the average   price at which   silver
j bars sold on the market wns .60-104 per
| line ounce, being .001437 per tine ounce
j lower than the average price in 1890. The
I receipt* for the sale of bullion und ore
amounted  to $.">.'i!),474.47.    1  am  pleased
to  state that  thc  cont|siny's mines and
mills are in good condition.   A great deul
I of work was done in the mines to keep the
I same in good condition, and the Cornish
j pump was kept running continuously in
order to keep the water down to the 1000- j
foot level    The OH-stump  mill  was  run I
j throughout the year, except for stoppage
1 for necessary  repairs, etc.    Thc hoisting i
I works of the Alice mine, also the Magna
Uiui in and Blue Wing, were kept in opcr-
: ation nearly the entire year.   The Magna
, Chiirta, Miignoliu  ami   Paymaster mines
i were run ouly n part of the time.   For the \
i information of stock Inelders  I  huve attached to this report ��� statement of divi- !
ili'itels    paid    from   the   commencement,
amounting to $1,0o.'i,(I(I0; also statement
showing the discount on silver, amounting  to $.1.7.10,787.48, covering  the  same
period.   In this connection I would state
that the. discount on silver for the year
1897 is the largest for any one year in
the history of the company.    The companv has a balance of cash on hand January'l, 1808, of $25,110.17.
A Mammoth I iielerlnlsliiK.
The latest news from the great horseshoe
on Salmon river, Idaho, where the. Horseshoe Placer Mining company is working,
is that they are in 1(10 feet with their
ditch to turn tho channel of the river, and
the work is progressing to their entire
satisfaction. This is a mammoth undertaking, being no less than a proposition
to cut 1320 feet through thc neck of the
horse shoe, turn the river through the cut
and mine not only the gravel taken from
nnd along side of the cut, but also the
two miles of river bed that the changing
of the channel will lay bare. The time was
when tho river took the direct route,
afterward changing to go around the
horse shoe, and filling the neck with gold-
bearing gravel. So rapid is the stream
that the cut will strike the stream 10 feet
below it* present level, thus furnishing
an abundance of fall for mining. The
hill across the neck Is high," being   so
to the stockholders was to be made in
March, the people who hold Josie..shares
may deem it wise not to build up hope j
again until they have the cjish in hand.
It was understood, though, never definitely stated by the directors; that the purchase price of the Josie mine was $.100,000.
Governor Mackintosh has been quoted as
saying thnthis corporation had contracted
to pay thut price. There was a prevailing
impression, which wus never contradicted
until now, that the price, was "alxiut 44
cents per share." As the company is
stocked for 700,000 -hares, this figured up
$308,000. A (similar has been issued to
the stockholders this week over the signature of F. E. Snodgrass, secretay, conveying the information that the mine sold
for $201,000. This is the first information of an official nature that has been
given to ihe stockholders since the ileal
was consummated.
The Repnlille Cm..p.
Unless all signs fail, not inuny years j they will be examined
will elapse beforo Republic will rank with
llutte and the best camps in the Coeur
d'Alenes, is the way it looks to a recent
visitor. So far no serious disorder has
marred her history. Although lacking
thorough organization under thc law, the
rights of all nre respected, and peace and
order prevail. The tlrst locations here of
mineral claims only date back about two
yenrs, Hince which time thc development
has been steady nnd sure, and has resulted in opening one of the most phenomenal mines on earth, thc Republic. While
the development of the Republic assures
to its owners great wealth, owners of
other claims have not lieen idle, and there
are i< good two score of properties within
a short distance which bid fair to equal
the Republic when developed to the extent of thut property. The first locution
in the camp was made on February 27.
1890, by Phil Creuser and Tom Ryan, A
few days later these men located the Republic, Iyone Pine and others.
Truthful boys ure the timber that great
men are made of.
�� Established 1780.
! Baker's
& ___________
i   Chocolate,
arv 29, 1800, John Wclty located the |
Blank Tail. On March 1, 18OO, Joe Sinister loeated the Lost lsode, on the surface j
of which is thc north part of the town of
Republic. Other locations followed, until
hundreds of claims are staked out in the
territory immediately siirroiiiuling the
Insurance companies claim that cycling
is more dangerous than travelling either
by railway or ship.
celebrated for more __
than a century as a <gi
delicious, nutritious, K3'
and     flesh-forming S,
beverage,    has    our <3>
well-known v
Yellow Label <3
on the front of every <_��
package,   and    our 2
trade-mark,"LaH 'lie o<
(.'hocolatiere,"onthe v
back. X
;s, MADE ONLY BY ,��!
�� Dorchester, Maae. '
A Wonderful Statement
Mrs. J. ��. M. Ollls*. ef 113 KUtrarn
Avteuuo,  Ilssckfesrd, 111.
"I was dreadfully ill���the doctors
said they could cure me, but failed
to do so.
"I gaveup
In   despair
and took to
my bed.   I
had dreadful pains in
my   heart,
sparks before   my
eyes, and
I   would
get so blind
I could  not
see for several minutes. I could not
stand very long without feeling sick
and vomiting.
I also hud female weakness, inflammation of ovaries, painful menstruation, ('.Isplaceracnt of the womb, itch-
ing of thc external parts, and ulceration
of the womb. I have had all these
"The pains I had to stand were something dreadful. My husband told me
to try a bottle of Lydia E. Pinkham's
medicine, which I did, and after talcing it for a while, waa cured."
Wo winh to pftin liiO.000 n
iMnerrt, nnd hence I'tt.'r
1 Pkft-I'I Day Katfi.nh,
1 PkK. I'jarly Sprinir Turn
KstrltpHt H*Mt Bwt,
nii-mni-vk Ciii'uuil.i -,        jo_-
tjiim>n Victoria Lottjcp, |flo
Mfinlyke Melon. ifto
.?��nilK> (iinni Onion, <V  IV
sHHlliAut .'-lawtrlStMl-,   lie
Worth ��� ] .OO, Tor 11 ro��W
Abov-n 10 pkffi. worth 91 U0, wo will
mjtil fou  five,  luiitihir with onr
urest  Plant unit   Seed  Cathiogtie
upon receipt nf thin notice ntnl 1-1.���
pontage.    We invite your trade luil
iiinw when jon once try HaUer'a
���eixtnymi will never ret aliia|wifh-
out theern.
IliLXtS    Mill   CO.,
.net.,  no. re
lone I
U    CKOHHR,   win.
 rr-rnoxK the same.
Moors,'. ItsTrslsrt It.m.dy will do It. Thrss
dosn will malts tou feci hotter. Get lt frsm
your drugglM or ��nv wholeasls drug home, or
froa. Stewsrt A Holmei DnifCo., Sssttls.
If it Wrong?
Get It Right.
Keep it Right.
WARS Writsfor*ta��Kr-j
mstlos Imponsai to snrvl-nrs sad widows ol
li,dl..iwsrvstsrsn��. TABKR * WHITMAN CO.3
Prnnloii snd PMsnt A(t��rn<*ym, Wsshlsetm, D. c.1
Ibr U-dsf snd locating Hold or Bsftrar
Or��. tB* or .horifst trosveeir-s.  _;. D.
til. Box aRsJMMMKtofetiosn.
No. 13,  1KI. \\mm rftinwnu NIW
Published Evkry Friday at Kaslo, B. C,
By The News Publishing Company.
Subscription $2.00 Per Annum in Advance���Advertising
Kates Mado Known on Application.
MARCH, 1898.
f   6     7
! l'3
j 20
Railway Competition The b. c. News is in
���:.. receipt of a query from
a member of the leg! sla-
West Kootenay.       ture askinfj if it in true
Mint the editor of tho Kaslo Kootenaian, who recently
appeared before the Victoria Board of Trade, informed
that body that tbe people of West Kootenay, as a whole.
were opposed to the Dominion Parliament granting die
Ceii-liin railway b charter into the Boundary Creek country,
A.8 the Kootenaian of the 19th inst. contained that statement, and as the editor, who lias since returned, has not
-.cm i.t to deny it. it is taken for granted that it is true.
lust when, we wonder, was the editor of the Kootena-
I !m ��� tnpowored to speak for the people of West, Kootenay
in thus placing them upon record as in favor of any railway
monopoly? In the face of tho unanimous endorsement of
the Oorbln railway charter by the Boards of Trade of both
Nelson aid Rossland, It would appear that he is decidedly
astray In his statements The people of Grand Forks,
Midway, Greenwood and the Boundary Creek country in
general want the Corbin road and the people of West
Kootenay, for the most part, want to see tbera have it.
'I'lii- Is not the flrst time that lihe Victoria and Vancouver
Bos 'da of Trade have attempted to tell the people of Koot*
.p.:'.! what they ought and ought not' to have, but is Is
.thin 1 tbe Hrst instance ol a Kootenay journal standing in
v 11I1 thorn, in tbelr theories and demands.
Mr.Corbln's Nelson &Fort Sheppard road has been the
making of the oitj of Nelson, by keeping freight rates
down to a reasonable limit. 'Is there any reason for sup-
posi ig that the same conditions will not apply to the Kettle
ftlver and Boundary Creek country'.-1
Thb Canadian Pacific railway does not want to bo compelled o build into the Boundary country until it gets good
and read, It apparently thinks that the latent resources
of that couu 'v can just as well slumber cut for a few years
. ��� t until iL .-it's that company's convenience to build.
''.,1 here are the people clamoring to have their country
,i| mi and here is Mr. Corbin ready to do it for them
ith 'lis Kettle river railway.
So all ��� shouters for the C. P. R. and theC. P. K.
onlj's from Sir Wm, Van Home clear down the line, are
opposing Mr. Cqrbin'S modest request to be allowed to
build Intothat country. No subsidy of any kind is asked,
only a charter. According to a statement made by Sir
till! i
'��� ; .
w 111
. Van Borne before the conimiuce of tho Dominion
lament, the other day, all this talk about competition,
monopoly and developing the country is
       rot and huni-
When a man of Sir William's position has to revert
.1 Lan 1' "��� for lack of ugumeni,, lie confesses that ho
very poor ease indeed. The Corbin roads have already
leled about 31,600{000 in opening up British Columbia
ins assistance from the government.
The C. P. R. poople naturally prefer not to havo any
rival ��� at any stag? of the proceedings, which Is perhaps all
right from their standpoint, and thoy especially prefer not
to li I more active enterprises open up a country in advance
nf their road or compel it to build before it 'ir so disposed,
untie 1 penalty of-losing part of the trade of the country to
be deleloped. It is gratifying to learn that they are not
'ii-ii Lng much headway in their opposition before tho Dominion Parliament, and that the Kettle river road will prob-
ably lecureita charter.
for an import duty on lead and its   products, and   his   pro-
posed law to <;iirbtho rimncionsnp'"! nf m-irinittiti   i">nHing
1        . l'a .:.: '.  stlssM-t, UsC  ll j'...   i ..... \ i| _   .e .L.   ... L . . . ....
The 13th of February was an unlucky day for Mr.
Doyle, alias Sullivan. Under tho speedy operation of
British law he is captured, tried and convicted within six
weeks of his murder of Connors and will be executed
within a month of his conviction.
The U. S. Signal Service department announced a year
or two ago that the theory of equinoctial storms was a
delusion, that happened to be carried out by a series of
coincidences. Judging from the weather of the past week
the coincidence seems to be still on hand.
��� Be C. Nows is in receipt of several communications
.irtllng tho employment of men on   the   Duncan   river,
Ides the letter published elsewhere.   Tho9o oommunl*
rations were refused publication in tho Kootenaian,and wero
handed in to us tooUte tobo available for this Issue.   They
may, however be used later if the matter continues to  be
o��    tfioionl public interest.   Tho B. C, Nows will continue
In   the   future what it   has been   In   the   past��� the
people's forum.   Withtlu! uaderstandln'g tlmt admission to
, oluniim nood not  imply editorial   endorsement,   any
,..,:: in,,-;.! -iti'iii of  public lutoresi   ocoorapanted   by the
,,,1 . ,'.- 1, "ne, and which is not libelous   in Its nature, nor
evidently for the satisfaction of some personal   and private
.fii-vancii, will bo welcome, whether It  coincides with our
particular views or not.
Review of Some Local Political History���Also a Good
Sized Kick re Duncan Kiver Matters.
Since the editorial on railway competition in West
'���'.i.ot.cntiv was put'into typo, howb is received that the
British Columbia legislature has, after prolonged disens-
sion and eb-terinlned resistance, passed by a baro majority
u resolution memorialising th�� Dominion government to
i'i'1 use the charter to the Kettle Ftlver railway, thus attempting to shut out the Corbin lines from the
Boundary Creek country. This Is both short-sighted and
unjust, and notwithstanding the great weight naturally
I'tii'.ching to a memorial of that kind, it is still doubtful if
Li " ���'��� P. tti 1. ill ho tttye to influence V,\e Dominion Parlla-
i,iriit 10 refuse *'j -r-itjoat ut.i1 |)"fi',)8r tvrefjuost as Mr,
|: 'in'.'.
' "..t'l'i ������ illi'lCMt"' Ki'iiic MtBini to be voffalpn back again
;:i.o tho good jji'au^.'uMii.'i oimstituc.-iis, His resolution to
the legislature to memorialise the  Dominion Parliament
To the Editor of the B. C. News.
Sir.���-While J. B. McArthur is in Victoria asking and
getting everything be wants for Kossland, you can see
what strengthens his pull with the Turner Governments
J. B. McArthur is president of tho Kaslo Liberal association. Of course he can promise Mr. Turner a supporter
from the Trail district. TTc can also give him the support
of the Kaslo organization, not in getting anything for
Kaslo, but in getting favors for his homo city. How did
Mr. McArthur become president of the Kaslo Liberal association'' Bus! spring there was a vacant seat in tho
Dominion senate. Mc. wanted it. D.C. McGregor wanted
to oust Ci. O. Buchanan, the lawfully elected president of
the Kaslo Liberal association. So he went about with a
petition telling the people that .1. B. MoArthur was going
to leave Kossland aud make Kaslo his home, and that he
was juBt the man the Grits wanted. So D. (.'. McGregor
and his "I'l'.ie called a meeting at which, notwithstanding
that the, were out-voted, ihey forced J. B. MoArthur on
the Kaslo Liberals, and McGregor got himself elected, or
rather forced, ai secretary. I have never heard that Mr.
McArthur ever attended or presided pver a meeting in
Kaslo and we know that he has not made Kaslo his  home.
To let some of the Liberals of Kuslo see how this
clique of so called Liberals, Tories and Yankees have run
things in the interests of the Liberal party, let us recall "a
little incident, A. year ago last fall Mr. Bostock came to
Kaslo to talk things (.ver with his constituents before
leaving for Ottawa. The gang were bound that none but
themselves should have an interview with him. So Mr.
King of the Kootenaian mounted guard, and he saw to it
that no Liberal outside of thc gang got near. One of the
pioneer merchants of Kaslo, who wished to interview Mr.
Bostock, finding it impossible during the day, patiently
waited until after the public meeting tn the evoning and
thinking that Archie's Pour Crown Scotch had got in its
work on the guard, he wont out to look for tho M. P. But
tho guard was ou the look out. Ho had no sooner got his
man on the street than out rushed one of tho guards nnd
calling him buck, with an oath, said. "Von aint going to
take him away from us now." The merchant said: "I
only want to speak to him for a few minutes.'' The guard
replied: "Why not speak to him hero?" The gentleman
answeeed: ''The matter is private.'' "Then," said the
guard, "hy G���d, that's nil right, we'll s;;e about it."
And you bet your life they did see to it, at the first opportunity. The gang were there iu the interosts of tho Tory
office holders in Kootenay. That they fixed Mr. Bostock
thero is no doubt. But thoro will be a day of reckoning
for the contemptible way in which Mr. Bostock has used
life long Liborals who worked late and early for his
In handling the Duncan river appropriation the gang
show their Tory tactics. They sworo a mighty oath that
no Tory or American could have a job or earn a dollar of
the money. Of the eighteen mon sent, part are Liberals
only one is a man of family and two are Americans with a
sprinkling of Tories. This is well known to the gang.
Old timers and Liberals wero set aside to make room for
tenderfeet from Parkdale, Ontario, and Tory Carlton.
Two of the oldest settlers and heaviest taxpayers of that
section, Messrs.Keeling and Pearson, were refused employment without explanation of any sort. In furnishing the
supplies a Tory got tho lion's share, while Mr. James
Chlsholm, a life long Liberal, furnished tho suit, so that
he would have no kick coming.
John McDon.\ld.
Names of the Duncan Kiver Party.
At the request of several, thc News publishes the
following list of names of those who mado up the party of
IS who wore chosen out of something liko 100 applicants to
to accompany Foreman Matheson up the Duncan river to
work on tbe government improvements. The pay is said
to bo $,') pe.tr day anil board. The names are Phil McDonald,
Wm. Simpson. Harry Matthews. Nell MaPadden, William
Houston, Pat Maloney, W. R. Stevenson, Chas Clnncey,
I'\ Fraser and brother, .las. Goodenough, ('han.Miilhollaiid,
D. D. McPhail, A. McDonttld, A. Johnston, Wm. White.
J. Dunn, Kd Wumsloy and H. Smith.
The Whitewater Mine Deal Closed.
The sale of ths Whitewater mine which has been
referred to frequently within the past fow weeks, and to
which extensive allusion was made in lost week's Nows,
was concluded last Wednesday, part of the details appearing in our mining records this week. Tho sale is to tho
Whitewater Mines, Ltd., a London company organized
this year. Messrs. Eaton and Price aro said to have completely disposed of their S interest at tho figures heretofore
mentioned, and Messrs. Retaliack and Montgomery are
reported to have taken stock in the new company for their
Meeting of the Reading Room Association.
A regular meeting of thc membets of the Free Reading
Room fisM.iolr.!:cii ia culh-d for ne.xt Monday at 3:30 p. m.
Tho business on baud is tbe election of new officers and
reports of tbe secretary and committees.
Spring and Summer
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Latest Styles in Collars and Cuffs.
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0 0 ii 0 (1
A Full Line of Building Material Constantly on Band.
Lumber liough, Shod, Dressed, Matched; Shinglen, Laths, Doors, Windows, Mouldings. Brackets, Turned Work, (ilttss, etc., etc.
I On hand and to Order.   Agents in Nelson and Sandon.
Try a Good Smoke
and Nice Book
��� ���aa
t Cigars by tbe Box a Specialty. I handle ail tho best brands cf
Holland Bros Kaslo
S. David & Song Montreal
J. Bruce Pain Granby
W. R. Webster ei. Co Sherbrook
Geo. E. Tuckett & fon. Hamilton
Books and Cigars, Front Street, Ksslo, B. C.
: .__       sir**
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At all Prices and to
Suit the Country.
Will commence soon
and in view of this
we have imported a
big line of Tackle of
all kinds.
Watch Repairing a Specialty.
Lamont & Young,
Bonks, Stationery and Wallpaper, .... Kaslo, B. 0.
If you aro "Out of Sight" hnve your
oyos tested by O. Strathearn, the Optician, opposite postofflce. *
Lament & Young's show windows
exhibit some neat scenes constructed
out of fishing tacklo. Read their now
ad on this subject.
Every one is invited to visit the
Steam Laundry. See whore and how
ve do the work, and got our now price
ist. *
Boat place to buy a watch, O. Stra-
theurn's. *
Milwaukee Beer Hall. Tho place
whore you get your money's worth. *
Tho Whitewater Deep has struck
ore at a depth of 1,000 feet.
Why send your washing to a Chinaman when white men will do it better
and Cheaper? Try the Steam Laundry
and be convinced.
A shack belonging to two Italians
below the A Avenue cut caught fire
Tuesday moruing about half past seven
and was entirely destroyed with its
contents. The fire department was not
called out.   The loss is nominal.
Kaslo Brewing company's bottled
beer delivered to any part of tho city
for ti per dozen. *
W.H.K.nnis. messenger of the Northern Pacific Express Co., was joBtlod
from the gang plank the other evening
on the arrival of tho stoamer International and took an involuntary cold
Eyesight tested freo by O.Strathearn,
Jeweler and Optician, opposite postofflce. *
Hamilton Byers, thc hardware dealer, has returned from a six week's trip
to tbo eastern cities. Ho reports timos
as good in Eastern Canada.
At tho Mllwaukeo Boor Ha you
may always find good minors, mechanics and laborers.
Tho load stack at tho Nolson wa.s
blown in this week, for several days
run, to dispose of a quantity of ore on
Remombor the Stoam Laundry has
cut prices. Everybody can afFord to
have work done thoro now.
The Kaslo curling rink that wont to
Sandon last Saturday to compote for
tho Bostock cup, returned without it.
Seo WMl.or, i*o Tailor, for well fitting suits of the best material, at most
reasonable prices; 4th street, Kaslo,
B.C. *
Mllwaukeo Boor Hall. For tho big
gest. schooner of boor with tho foam
on thc bottom.   Ask for It.
Suite of 11 good rooms to ront cheap
second story, southwest, cornorof Third
and Front.   Apply in store below.  *
B. C. Wing has startod the manufacture of a new illuinlnant.acetylono gas,
ln his building on Front stroet near
tho Nows olllce.
Milwaukee Beer Hall. Three bottles of beer 50c.
Somo bargains in silver plate at O.
Btruthoarn's. *
Milwaukeo Beer Hall, comer Front
and Third streets, Kaslo, B. C. Free
lunch day and night. Excellent refreshments of home products. "
Road tho News and keep posted.
A petition was circula6ed recently
by Madison, HicttB and Carl Nelson
and forwarded this week to Victoria
for an appropriation of 87,000 for the
extension of the wagon road up the
South Fork of Kaslo oreek seven miles
above the Montezuma mine. It was
signed by 820 free miners.
For .Slator Shoos���best in tho mar-
is*, l ���ecu _>_; u .a. *c s-ssin��s
Milwaukee Boer Hall. If you leave
your orders for keg -and bottled beer,
it will be delivered free of charge.   *
The beer, ale and porter of tho Kaslo
Brewing company are pure and wholesome. All these beverages are manufactured at home. *
For best rooms at lowest rates, go to
tho Colonial house, opposite the P.O. *
The Steam Laundry is the place to
havo your work done right at a fair
price. *
Tho Steam Laundry under uow
management. Call and see them. Only first class work and the price is only
commensurate with living wages.   *
When Polonius advised his son,"costly thy habit as tby purso can buy but
not expressed in fancy," he had direct
reference to Walker, thc Tailor. But
times have changed and good stylish
suits may now bo had at Walker's at. no
great cost. *
The finest and most complete tost
case in the country for discovering defects of vision is used by.O.Stratheai'ii,
the Kaslo Jeweler and Optician, opposite postofflce.
Nelson �� lleriliiigtuii   Railway Activity
Will Put It on the River Kiln.
A prominent Kaslo contractor loft
for Bonner's Ferry this week to close a
deal for a portion of the construction of
tho Nelson & Bedliugton railway which
it is understood will begin very soon
with Kuskonook as its northerly objective point. In this connection the following from this week's Kuskonook
Searchlight will be of interest:
Tho Steamer Ainsworth is scheduled next week to begin trips on thc
run liet'.veen Kuskonook and Bonner's
Ferry for a tri-weeklv run. This, taken
in connection with thc Alberta's semi-
weekly service and the weekly trips of
ihc Halys will give practically a daily
service between here aud Honner's Ferry.
The Ainsworth has lieen undergoing
repairs and a thorough overhauling at
Kaslo for several weeks past and will he
in good condition for the run. Captain
Lean will lie her master and W. Marshall
Tho cause of tho unusual activity
on tho river is stated to be thc railway
construction that is about roady to begin. From information had directly
ami indirectly from Chief Engineer Miller and others high in authority, they are
sure that the early construction of the
.Nelson & Beellington road to this place
is a certainty, and is not dependent upon
the report on final surveys or anything
else, but is practically assured and will
begin before the first of May.
The musical critic of the Nelson
Economist thus describes the singing
of a soloist in a church choir:
When tho huddling had ceased the
soloist stepped a trifle to the front, and
with the confidence horn of power,gave
a majestic sweep of his head toward
the. organist. He said nothing, but the
movement implied, "Let'er go, Gallagher." Gallagher was on deck, and
after getting his patent leather shoes
well braced on the sub-bass pedals, he
knotted together a few chords and the
soloist was off. His selection was���
that is, verbatim���:���
(le viele me, gs-y.de mo, Ke-yielo me, O,
Thor-or grti.ut.Sii.v-euv liar-vah,
l'i-il-uynm traw-tnv-this Imw-nw-raw unlnrn'd.
And he sang other things.
He was away up in G. Ho diminuon-
doed, struck a cantabilo movement,slid
up over a crescendo, tackled a second
ending by mistake���but it went���
caught his second wind on a moderate
signified his dosiro for a raise iu salary
pn a trill, did some brilliant work on a
uucstro, reaching high (; with ease,
went down into the bass clef and
climbed again, quavered and hold, bid
sixteen notes by the handful���payable
on demand���waltzed along a minor passage, gracefully turned the dul segno,
skipped a chromatic run, did tho con
expressione act worthy of a de Dezke,
poured forth volumes on a measure
hold, broke the center of an andante
passage for three yards, ritardod to
beat the band, came near getting applause on a cadenza, took a six-
barred triplet without turning a hair���
then sat down.
Following is the
nailed for in the K
list published ovc
('esliitiili'r, J. A.
Condln, Mnrtin
ihiiiii'y. Edward
Des, James
Denomio, Hum
Qreen, J. (1.
If ie-ke-y. .lumen
fones, i. B.
Kendall, J. O.
Me'rhi'e'k, Henry
McDonald, Frank
Pi liei'seoii, Joseph
Siphon, John
Turner. George
Wells, Willieim
list of letters remaining un-
aslo Postolllee Hini'*.> the lust
r date uf Muich 17.181)8:
Colltngham, S.
Carlgren, Beth
Harris, Ily. Itromley
Dunn, J. .1.
Kcrliinil, Father L, W,
(larilner, Walte'r
Ile'iiderseiii, Is. J.
.1,'wi'tt, F. 8.
I.entghy, George
McDonald, Angus
Mcl.eetei, Normten
McNeill, M. !\
Stows, George
Turiiluill, William
Vivian, J. H.
Mr. D. M. Linnard, manager of the
Rossland Syndicate, and now in London, England, has decided to abandon
tho real ostate department of his business and devote himself entirely to
Tlio .St. Pancras hotel, erected last
summer, containing 10 rooms and fitted
with all modern improvements, must,
thoroforo be sold before April 1st.
As to the condition (if the building,
Mr. Win. Goodwin, the city building
inspector, will give the required information. For prices aud terms
The Kossland Syndiijati:, Ltd. Lia.,
Rossland, B. C.
Famishing (instils and Dry lioe.els at OOit.
Mon's clothing, boots and shoos and
a lino of staple dry goods at cost at J.
B. Wilson's, Front stroet, Kaslo.
8. II. (IKKEN, Postmaster.
Kaslo, B. C, .March 24. 1898.
< lomfc.rtiil.ly I nini-'iii'il llooinn.
For comfortably furnished rooms by
tho day, week or month. Apply to
Mrs. Thompson, on A. avenue, near
Third street, two doors west of Grcon
Bros' store, upstairs.
For Ilnrfrahm In Orocerlon,
Go to J. II. Wilson's. -Ho handles
all staple lines, ns well as fino grades
liko Chase & Sunburn's eoffcOB and
Lipton'snnd Tetloy's toas.
The mining laws of llrlllsh Columbia nre de
slgni'il toaffeenl the utmost pri.tcetlein to min-
e'rs. anil also to afford every e'lie'eiuriigcine'iil in
prospectors le. eeiie'it up ami loralie mineral
properties. The- prospector who has found mineral in place, must mark bti I'lulm hy two legal
pn:-t'.,e'tieh four ini'iie's square and not less ii	
I feci ii hove- grotiml, ami are to be Nos. 1 innl'.'.
a legal oust marked "dlsopvory post" must
bcplaceilon Ihc loele where It was discovered.
(in No, 1. poet must be'written:
1. Initial , Jit. 2, Name of claim. 8, Name
of locator, i. Hull'nf llic location. 8, Appro*
Imiile bearing of No. '2 pewt. (I. Length ami
breadth of claim. 7. Number of feet to the
right and left of location line.
On No. '2 post must be written:
1. Name of claim. 'J. Name of locator. 3. Date
of location. The Hue of No. 1 to No. 2 musi lie
marked by blazing trees or planting posts.
Locations made on Sumliiy or publfc holidays
are not for that reason invalid.
Work on each claim to the value of IflOli mitBt
be dono each year from date of record ol mineral claim, Affidavit made by the holder, or
his agent, setting out a detailed statement of
tho work done, must be filed with tho gold commissioner or mining recorder, and a certificate
of work obtained and recorded, before toe expiration of each year from the date of record of
said claim. A free miner holding adjoining
claims, mav, subject to Hllng notice of his intention with thu gold commissioner or mining
recorder, teerforin ou any one or more of such
claims, all the work reqiiireel to entitle him to
a certificate of work for each claim. Tho samo
provision applies to two or more free miners
holding adjoining claims In partnership. In
lieu of above work tho miner must pay |li��
and get receipt and record ol same.
Development work on the Arlington
near New Denver has brought over
$100,000 worth of ore into view. The
ledge is 32 foot wide, and tliere is a fine
showing 6f ore all tho way through it.
The Payne mine has ovor 100 men at
work, and are taking back all tho old
employees as they report for duty.
A shipment from the Silver Cup at
Trout Lake has given $70 in gold and
over $100 in silver.
Kaslo Transfer Co.,
General Kxprcss und
Transfer Businoss...
Dealers in-
and Feod !
Spocial Facilities for moving���
Gartens Plowed, Haiml and Made
Read)' for Seed.
L. HANNA, Mangr.
Tolophonc No. 0. Front st. Kaslo, B.C.
COURTS OF ASSIZE and Nisi I'rius.and Oyer
and Terminer anil (ieneral (.nol Delivery,
will be holdcn at the places and on thc dates
following, vis:��� ,     ....    .
('itv of Nelson, on Monday, the 20th day of
.llim\ 1898. , _.',____.._���'.���_,
Town of Donald, on Monday, the 27th day of
June, taw.
By (.'ominand.
Provincial Secretary.
Provinelal Secretary's Offloe,
8th March, 1896.
f   Received
I*- .       A Large Stock of
Boots and Shoes,
From Best Canadian and American
Makers.   Priees to Suit the Times.
. Hen's Furnishings .
Are Also Fully Represented.
All the Lines of Staple and Fancy Groceries
are up to the Mark with Us, as usual	
Corner A Avenue and Third Btreet, Kaslo, B. C.
All Kinds of Fresh and Cured Meats.
Spring Is Almost Here,
Ask STEPHENSON for u bottle of Compound Sarsap&rilla.   There is nothing
better for a Spring Medicine or Blood Puriffar.
E. F, STEPHENSON   The Kasio Dn^gist,
Front Street, Kaslo. British Columbia.
It is possible to be too diligent it) business and too per-
���latent Ib advertisings An English paper tells ol a litho-
graphing establishment in Manchester whieh recently received from a London customer a circular note announcing
the death of the head of the Mnn. It was given ton clerk
with instructions to write a letter of condolence in reply,
and this is what he produced: ''We are greatly pained to
learn of the loss sustained bj ymir lirm and extend to you
our heartfelt sympathy. We notice that the circular you
sent us announcing the death of the head of your lirm" is
lithogr&phed by a London firm. Wo I'i'gi'e't that yon iliil
not see it in your way to intrust us with the work. The
next time thero is a bereavement in your house we shall be
glad to quote you for lithographed circulat'ri, and are eonti-
dont that we can givo yon butter work at less cost thun
anybody elso in the businoss."
Moro advertisements are printed today than ovor before In tho world's history. Not many yours ago tho "ad"
copy wus prepared in haste, the work being considered a
disagreeable tusk, to be dispatched and over with at SOOn
as possible. Today the merchant thai advertises and all
HticcoHsfnl ones do���seeks to put up in form and mutter tin
advertisement attractive iu appearance and entertaining in
contents. The pains, the taste, the originality, tho differ-
cut designs, tho Interesting matter, and always anil mainly
tho bargains and novelties given ami described, mako the
modern ad one of the most, attractive, entertaining and valuable foutures of every well regulated newspapers and
which in ovory persistent instance becomes it thing of bounty and a joy of succeeding days. This is the age Of the ad,
one of tho positive proofs that this is an ago of progress.
Loungers on tho boulevards have boon treated to a novel spectacle, which has created no little amusement. As
they were strolling about, looking into thc shop windows,
several individuals attired in frock coats and tall hats,making their appearance on tho scene, went up to any of them
and bowing profoundly stood beforo them for several moments with bent ami bare heads, and then departed without-uttering a word. The fair ones were at tlrst startled.
then smiled, and gazed intently on the men who had thus
politely and respectfully saluted them. What did it all
mean, the men began to ask, for they had not been favored
in a similar manner. A littlo dodging behind a group of
women to whom one of the mysterious promenaders was
paying his homage, led to a prompt solution of the enigma.
Each of the gallant oavaliers was wearing a wig specially
contrived for the ocoasion,and on the top of the head where
no hair was to be seen, were printed In large letters words
announcing the approaching opening of a place of amusement. The bare head was bent a 'Sufflciently long time to
allow the ladies thus honored to read thiB novel and original advertisement.���London Telegraph. A full-grown man exhales seventeen
nances of carbonic add gas every twenty-four hours.
A new discovered spot on the sun.
which is visible just now. Is said lo be
10,000 miles in diameter.
Acetylene is now used for lighting
Paris omnibuses, generator and carbide
weighing about thirty pounds.
A substance believed to be a new
element has been obtained from cast-
Iron and boiler dust by Q. (i. Boucher,
sn Kngllsh chemist, and has been submitted to l'rof. William I'vookes for
spectroscopic Investigation. Another
assayer. V. (i. Ititddock, has noticed a
like material iu sleel .Irilllngs from the
The modern office building was subjected recently lo a severe test iu u tire
In Pittsburg. It was found thai the
steel frame resisted the lire admirably.
Metallic lathing and plaster was found
Ineffectual as a protection for wooden
partitions.     Wooden   shutters   covered
with thin sheet-Iron gave good temporary protection: large glass windows
were an element of danger.
Thin sheets of wood are guled together, In a factory of Warsowl. Itus-sia,
so that the grain crosses, an elastic
plate which cannot Is- (misted out of
shape being thus obtained. These
plates ure used for rootling tiles. They
stand the weather well nfter lwlng
patched, nnd can be made fireproof by
saturation with potassium silicate (soluble glass). The resiling weighs twelve
IHiunds a square yard.
Aluminum ls now cheaper for equal
volume than brass. Steel and aluml-
t,li 111 tllblllg of eqilnl cisternal diameter
und equal weight huve been tested
against each other. The aluminum
inblng had 111 per cent, less rigidity,
but resisted buckling and crushing belter. In (Trance It has been found thai
u great saving in Ihe weight of railroad
'���nrs. one und one-hnlf ions per car,
mn be effected by substituting aluminum for brnss wherever isisslble.
According to experiments mnde In a
cold storage establishment in Washington, by Dr. A. M. Read, an alteration
of s low temperature, say 18 degrees
Fahrenheit, wilh n couipiirntlvely high
one. say 40 to ."SI degrees Fahrenheit,
invariably kills ihe larvae of certain injurious insects, although they nre not
Injured by s continuous exposure to the
lower temperature. This confirm* an
old belief, loug held by farmers, thai a
steadily cold winter Is followed by un
abundance of Insect pests, but thnl.
during nn irregular winter, when the
temperature is alternately high and
low. Insects are killed off.
A curious Instance of the effect of the
shape of the ground upon the wind
blowing over It was recently noted by
Monsieur Batut ns he was experimenting with kites in France. When a north
wind floated the kite the latter kept Its
balance easily, but when the wind came
from the south or southeast the kite
pitched and bobbed In a very irregular
manner. The explanation was furnished by the character of the surface
over which the wind had passed. Coming from (lie north It hnd a plain country to blow over: but .-omlng from the
smith and southeast, It passed across
broken hills, which set It Into Irregular
puffs and undulations.
Microbes Poison the Bonks Kissed by
tbs Thousands of Witnesses.
Queen Victoria's magistrates are revolving the question whether or not
Ihe Bibles used in administering oaths
(ran carry Infection and spread disease.
The matter was flrst brought up by a
physician summoned to testify In n
I/indon court. When the clerk handed blm tbe Bible he kept for the administration of oaths, he refused to take
H. He explained that In his judgment
the cover ot that book, long in use tn
thc court and huvlng been kissed by
thousands of lips, was pregnant with
thousands of microbes and thus might
be the means of conveying Infection.
He ssked permission to disinfect the
cover ami then expressed his entire
willingness to take tbe oath in the usual manner.
The magistrate wns at first startled
at this novel proposition, hut finally,
seeing that the witness wns a sensible
man of science, he anniented. Thereupon the physician took from bis satchel a small vial of phenlc acid, opened
It and poured some drops therefrom on
the dingy leather cover of tbe Bible.
He then spread the liquid over tbe entire cover by means of his handkerchief and, having rubbed It well in, be
took the required oath.
The Incident created widespread comment nnd the physician wns bombarded with letters aud queries ou the subject. He made a public statement In
which be maintained that, the time*
honored custom of administering an
oath lu courts of law was contrary to
the elementary principles of hygiene,
and that lt was. in fact, oue of the most
dangerous practices of modern times.
"No one." he jnslsled. "would consent
to drink In a public house where only
oue glass ls used, and why. ihen.
should anyone consent to kiss a book
which thousands have kissed before
Naturally, many persons have followed Ills example. Aliuoest daily some
witness asks the Judge if he may disinfect the Bible before he puts his lips
to It, and vials containing disinfectants are becoming quite a common
sight in English courts. Some magistrates refuse to grant the desired permission, claiming that every article In
the court is clean and as it should be;
others, ou Ihe contrary, granl permission, though they grumble a little at
what they consider a wilful waste of
time. Scientists approve Of Ihe physician's conduct, and the general public Is so worked up over the matter
i imi a league is being formed with Ihe
object of purifying all the courl Bibles
lu HSnglaud.���Chicago Chronicle.
An A eel Iqnarian Secures Ilie Oldest
Structure in Aoicricii.
The oldest house lu America has re
eenily changed owners the fourth occupant since it was built. 'XV.'. years
ago. lt was built In l.'svi on ihe settle*
ment of St. Augustine, Kin., by ihe
Spaniards. This solid structure was
built or coquiiin, a formation of sea
shells, mixed with mortar, and was intended for a monastery, and was occupied by tbe monks of the order of st.
Francis for abntll   twenty years, when
a lnrge' edifice was hull) nearer Hie
church building, whlub occupied the
slieof the preseni cathedral. From linn
time nm il Florida was acquired by the
I'niteil Stales ll was occupied by the
Spanish "governor general" of Florldn
as his military headquarters, During
the brief Kngllsh occupation ihc old
building was the heudnuarlei's of Ills
e'eMiimandanl. The flooring is also of
ro. I it I na and Is as solid as when laid
more than three centuries ago. On Hie
first floor are the dining and reception
rooms and Ihc family rooms, with a
small logo cut out of ilu* north side I'or
afternoon siestas, iu front of wlilch is
a railing it|sui which fragraul plants
wi<re l wined as a screen.
The second story was partitioned In
to cells for the monks, the council hall
being in Ihe center. These Cells remain
ns Ihey were originally constructed.
Kach has a small jail-like window, el
flier looking out Upon the broad M ii l a ii
/.as Kiver or ii)siu the Indian tillage nf
Selory, Just beyond the City gales. The
partitions are of Spanish cedar. Iirntigh:
over from t'tilsi.
The wood is in a good stale of preservation and Is almost as durable SS
rock. The tiling for the roof was also
brought from Spain. This picturesque
red roof was supplanted in laic years
by one of wooden shingles. The cedar
"mantelpiece" lu the reception-room
on the flrst floor wns recently removed
to admit of certain repairing, and the
carpenter was surprised In sec several
Spanish doubloons roll out Upon the
flooring. A general burrowing In and
around the house followed wllhotn
gratifying results.
The house Is situated alsuit twit
blocks from the Miilaii/.iis Kiver nud
nenr the present t'nlted Slnles barracks nml parade ground, lt was Uie
center of military and social life during the entire Spanish occupancy, It
was the only house left standing when
the buccaneer, Francis Drake, sacked
snd bunted the town. Being built of
(oquinu, he could nol burn It. Ils recent purchaser, .1. W. Henderson. Is a
traveler and antiquarian of noie. ami
stales thai he hns purchased it for a
winter residence nml win preserve the
ancient structure lu nil eif Its p!ctUi'<
Breeding   of    Almoin    Cats   Presents
Financial Possibilities for Women.
"It is the general opinion of cat fnn-
clers that the culture of Angoras is an
occupation which any young womnn
With a fondness for pets and a little of
the I'oniiiioivlal Instinct may pursue
with profit as well as pleasure. It Is nn
occupation in milch success does not
depend upon a speelnl talent. One cannot succeed In literature, music, the
arls. or In leaching, without a course of
training and an Inborn adaptability,
bin the rearing of cats calls for no
mental preparation, or for any rare
power In any particular direction, Capital, however, is necessary. Angora
cats bring a good price, and il will cost
something lo establish a kennel. The
amount will depend ti[ton ihe magnitude of thc beginning, one may ex-
js'iid a hundred dollars and secure. i*-r-
haps, three choice thoroughbred adults,
or ai an outlay of twenty-live dollars,
or thereabouts, one may purchase a
male and a female kitten and rear lliem
herself. The lifting up a suitable kennel need not cos) much, but there nre
Important iHilnts lu the construction
and care of the kennel wlilch should
not lie neglected, and which any owner
of Angoras la always ready to explain.
The essentials for a successful Angora
ketttiel are not elaborate. Most Important is an ample outdoor runway,
made of woven wire, wilh a i-oof of the
sa  material.    This should connect
with a cn'/.y house or dormitory. Both
apartment* should be provided with
elevated shelves, as the cais like to
sleep as far from the ground ns possible.     They also enjoy  the exercise of
jumping up lo  I down  from their
elevated perches. Fresh grass nml pure
milk nre absolute, t Mlties, The Angora has been a much-slandered animal. The general public believes it to
is* delicate In physique and surly and
treacherous In disposition. This is as
far from the truth as Is possible. They
arc alffiOSt uniformly amiable aud af-
fecilonate in disposition, and |sissess
hardy anil vigorous constitutions. They
���ire full of Interesting eccentricities,
however."���Forest Urissey, in Woman's
Home Couipanloii.
The slaliberwoik.
'Twns hrillig. anil the slitli.v toves
Hid gyre and ghnble in the wabe;
All nilmsy were the horrogroves,
And Ihe inomegmths oiitgrave.
He took this vorpal blade in hand,
Kong time his innxcui foo he sought'.
So rested he. 'nenlh the tumtuui tree,
And stood awhile in thought.
And ns in ufflsh thought he stood
The .labberwock with eyes aflame
Came writhing through the luigy wood
And burbled as he came.
One,   two,  one,  two   and   through   nnd
His vorpal Made went snicker-snack;
He left it desd and with lis head
He came gulluinphing back.
And hast thou slain the jnbjub bird?
Celine to my srms. my benmish key.
Oh, frabjous dsy!   Cslloo'. ('sHay!
He chortled iin hlg joy.
--Lewis Csrroll.
I'.irm of Aliillseilirol that Would I'niiae
Must r.-m.lr  to  Shiver.
.1. K. .McCulhs'h. the speedy Canadian
skater,  has devised   a   new   form   of
amusement on Skates Dial  would send
cold shivers down the back of an ordinary devotee of the tee sport. The
Winnipeg lad uses srllts, iwo feet In
height, lei the end of which his skates
are attached, and with these, danger-
ous contrivances be attains gviii s|iecd.
The Idea   SUgg-ftted  Itself  to  hlm a i
year ago. anil  he nl  once  pit,   It  into
practice.   At llrsl he found great .llfli-
culty In maintaining his balaucn, but <
soon overcame ihls trouble.    Now he '
inn perform alums;  any  feai of Hick
skniliig, Including islgc work and tig-
are eights, forward ami backwards
Unbolted Automatically.
Iu   BUKOpe   the  elevator _ affords   so
many chance** for accidents thai ll Is I
surprising  so  few occur.    Of   course, I
the hirger hotels and stores have ele- j
valors which are In the hands of com- :
potent people who operate them', but
1n    many   small    hotels    and    private j
houses and sllOpS the "lifts" are ope  |
rated entirely  from the ground  Hisir.
When a person wishes to go up lu the j
elevator he tells lite attendant Ihe manlier of the floor lie wishes to stop at.
An Index Is moved lo thai numlier and
the car ts started up.    When the car
. reaches the proper floor, the elevator
' stops and thi> door Is unbolted by the
car itself.  Thus as the car passes each
i floor the door into the elevator shaft is
unboiled automatically for nn Inslant
until the car Iseglii* In rise- past  the
i floor,   lt Is possible for a person to open
; the door at this time and fall Into the
i elevator shaft.   He seldom does, how-
I ever: they move more cautiously on the
! other side of the water than ou this.
A little Quakeress, so quaint,
Ko modest, and so sweet,
She looked a veritable st.
While walking down the st,
-���Indianapolis Journal.
He Told the Truth.
"Liquor." said the temperance orator,
"causes nearly ull the iinhnppim-se
there Is In this world." '
"Thai's right, Colonel!' exclaimed a
Ken tuck la n in the Iwick of the hall.
"I'm always unhamiy wheu I can't get
If a "good friend" is a pleasant sc-
qoaintaace. that Is about all you can
reasonably expect
The woman who Is coutiuiiully lee;
luring ber husband either considers
him a fool or else she lias forgotten tbtt
a word to tb* wise is sufficient.
Amy (shyly)���So, In compassion. I���
I���kissed him. Mamie���For pity's sake!
-New York Journal.
"iio you know I don't think much of
Mawson." "You don't have to. You
can size Mawson up In two seconds.''
���Brooklyn Life.
iteggy���Aw���Miss entice, younh al
ways iu tny mind, doiiuher know. Miss
15race���(ioodm*ss! thnl Is worse than
living in a lint.���Fp-to-1 late.
lie-She tOld me I was the light of
ber heart. She-Then what? He-
Well, her old man came down nnd pul
the light out.- Columbus Journal.
Her Father���Have you heard mj
danjrhter sing, young man.' Kdwln-
(nervouslyI��� Ye-es- sir���but In spile of
tliM���1 should like to have ber, sir.���
Ally Sloper.
Tommy���A lighthouse is a sign of
nicks Isn'l it, paw? Mr. Flgg���lt de
ponds on whei her you ure referring to
Ihe seashore or Ihe drama.��� Indian-
ais.lis .lotinial.
Stillle lie Witt���Do you play whist.
.Mr. Lunge? Willie I/ange���Me play
whlntV Well, 1 don't think. Sallie Dl
WMte���Ah. true! I hud forgotten Hint.
-Brooklyn Life.
"No, I never lake the newapapers
home; I've a family of grown-up
daughters, yon know." "Papers too
full of crime, ehV" "No. too full of
bargain sales." -Truth.
Kdith-She sings like n ciinury. Ber
Ihn���Oh. no! a canary Is-glns to sing
when people Dominance to mlk: pooph
commence to talk when she begin io
sing.���Boston  Transcript.
The Mining Evidence.-- Untile���
MhiuIc des'sn't show her age at all,
does she? Ella���NO! but yoll cntl see
Where aba scratched It out of tshe family  Bible.-Chicago News.
Tommy���Paw, what sort of a lighter
is a "eyclone tighter'*" Mr. Flgg- I
don't know much about lighters, but I
_tippOM it Is one Who goes blowing
around.--IndianuejKills .loiirnal.
Ills opinion "What are you doing.
sllnunleY" "Bendln' th' dictionary
througii." "How do you like ItV" "Oh,
some o' th' words Is gissl. but others
hain't much sense lu 'ein."-  Judge.
"Hoes that baby of yours talk yet?"
"Ills mother says he 0WBJ lmt If It Is
mlk, then tbe kid has Invented u new
code of slang that will make hlm fa*
moits."���Philadelphia North American.
Old Million -My dear Miss Youtig-
tliing. If you'd only marry tne, I could
die happy. Miss Youtigtlilng- Why.
Mr. .Million. If you were dying, I'd mnr
ry you In n inlnuie. -New York Weekly,
Kihel- Have you noticed how IsOixl
Slailmides drops his aspirates? I'eiiel-
ope��� Oh. 1ml tbats nothing to Uie way
lie drops his vowels���papa says he has
got more limn a dozen of bis l-o-u-s. ���
.1 udge.
"Why does ihe baron look so gluniV
I thought he had just married an heiress." "So he has; bul he speculated ,1
few days after the marriage and lost
Ihe better hnif of his wife."- Kliegcnde
Mr. Romans���1 Ml you what, n baby
brightens up the bouse, and that's a
fact. Mr. l'racttckel-Yes; we've bad
lo keep the gas burning ull nigh! ever
since   (mi's   vras   born. -Philadelphia
"What in thunder do you incnii," asked the city editor, "hy comparing Hie
air to fro7.cn quinine-'" "I meant lo
say," said the new reporter. With proud
humility, "thai 11 wns bitter cold." -
Indianapolis Journal.
Dollle���1 wonder why Love is represented always with wings?   Wollte-
They are for hlm to use ln flying out of
the window when Poverty comes In at
the door. Iion'i you know Hint much'/
���Cincinnati Euqulrcr.
"Ho jrou think thai glasses lend to
weaken the sight V" asked Col. Still-
well's friend. Anil after pensive consideration the colonel replied: "Ii depends, suh, lntlahly on how many you
take."���Washington tSar.
"Is your sister at home. Willie"'"
asked Willie's sister's young man.
"No; I heard her say she was engaged
this afternoon���but don't be frightened;
I don't think It's a marrying engagement."   Harper's Baser.
Litscleutiitic- Flr*t Arctic Explorer���
1* have always considered Columbus a
somewhat over-estimated man. Second
Arctic Explorer���Why? First Arctic
Explorer���He discovered America the
flrst time he went to look for It.���Puck.
"I have received nineteen proposals
in the last two mouths." "You don't
ssay! What a large numlier of suitors
you mil** have. Whom were the proposals from?" "One from Charlie and
eighteen from  that  French count."���
. . -��s,���.ss nn io Know your intentions, sir." said the old man to the
youth who had lieen calling on hia
daughter with great regularity for a
long time. "Same here," replied the
young man promptly, "I'd like to know
yours."���Chicago Post.
(iovernor-e ieneral Karl nl A perils'"
Premier Sir Wilfred ban*
.Memlier nf  the  House eif Commons, I'nmii'
Parliament, for West Keeoicnav
    Hewitt Hostess1
I.lciit-Hovcrnor Hon. T. H. Mclnnes
Premier Hon. ,1, 11. Turner
Attorney-lieneral Hon.  DM  Kherts
Com. of Lamia and Works Hon. (I. B. .Martin
Minister of Mines and Bttuottios	
 Hen. .Iiim. Bilker
Provlnelsl Mineralogist K. (i. McConnell
j Memlecrs eif legislative Assembly feir Wet.
1     Koeetenav ���.	
' North Killing  ...     .1. M Kellle
Bouth Hiding I. K. Hume
Mayor Chas. Vi. McAnn
Aidermsn���A. VL Upodenongn. t. B. Archer.
.1. I). Moore. 0, Hartin, I), w,  M.sire, George
city clerk
Police Magistrate.
Clt* Marshal	
Assists lit	
Waler Commissioner.
Health Officer
. K. K. Chipman
Alex Lucas
,M. V. Adams
.. ,W. A. Mllue
('. D. MeKentis
....8, II. (ireen
 S. P. Turk
...K. A. Cockle
Dr. J. K. II. lingers
Cltv council meets every Wednesday at 4 p.m.
st the city hall, 4th st[i>et. between Front St.
snd A avenue.
Chief Hugh P. Fletcher
First Deputy chlel (ienrge Held
Secund deputy Chief Jsihn (illlts
Third Deputy chlel (ISO. Whttestds
Secretary Archie Mnrrls
Treasurer (Jus Adams
Mining Recorder anel Assessor-Tax Collector
 John  Kees
Collector of Cnsinins .1. F. Mclntnsh
Schnnl Trustees August Carney, .). ll. Moore.
0.0,  Uuchanaii.   Principal    Prof. .las. Hislop'
i..'tiers! delivery open dally (Sunelaya excepted) from s a. m. until 7 p in. Lobby opes
Irom 7 a. in. to 9::K) p. m.
Malls lor despatch e'loned as follows: Via
all parts of the world every evening exeept
Saturday and Sunday, at V. p. m
Malls arrive frnm Culled Sta(es and Isle
IHilnts dally except Sunelsy, si tsJO p. ni
I'niiii e    I*. It. points ami Slocan points, ar
rive dally exeept Hiiiielny, st I im pn.
Registration ollice open K::��a. m.,��::��) p. in
Money order olllce and Postnfllce savings (lank
upe'le '��� ii   in.   In     5 p. ni
S. II. UltKKN, I'.iatniaater.
MrrilonisT I ntltell -Cor. C. and Mh Si. DI
vine services every Sunday at 11 a. in. ami
7::t0p. m. Sunday scheeol at3:80. Strangers
always welcome.
('. ACI.T I'lini I'MKK, M. A., Pastor
I'kkmivtouian I'm in ii   Corner 41 h street and
11 avenue.   Services every' Hnnday at 11 s. in
anel 7:110 ),. m. Sunday ae-heeeil and Itlhle class.
|    1:11 p. in.    Prayer meeting Wednesday even
lngats  .I'l-liie-k    Free seats: strangers ami
i    others hearilly wele'ome.
Kkv. A  D. Mssjiks. Minister.
I'lii'Krii or Kni.i.ano Southwest earner otc
I    avenue and rah streci.   Service* every Hun-
i    elay in U a. m  ami ; :m p  in.   All are rorellal
ly Invited. Rsv. David Richards.
Mlssioner In charge
j Haitist Ciiracn��� Services will lie held In the
school house every l.ora'1 dsy. Morning scr
j vice j, 11 o'clock: Sunday achonl and paatetr'-*
ltlltle class Immeeltaielv ulter morning set
vice: evening service, 7:!KJ. Ail are cordially
Invited to attend.
Kkv. 11. ('. NkwcoSRE, Pastor
catholic CupkciiCorner ('. avenue andillh
St.   No regular pastor at present.   Occasional
t    services hy s|iecla) announcement.
MAseiNs   Kasle. lodge  So.  ih, A. P. and A. M-,
ineeis llrst   Mnuday in every mouth Hi Ma
sonic hall over (ireen   llros.1 store.   Visiting
i    brothers e'orellally invited to attend.
Hamilton Hvkhs. W. M.
I K. K. ciki'Sak, Secretary.
MASeesu fiiAiTKH-Kooteuny chapler.K. A. M
I    holds regular eon vocal Ions em the  seBceuiel
Tuesday nl eeiirh  month  In   Masonic   Hall.
Kaslo. 'Visiting companions aieeeirdiallv be
I    vlted. K. K- CiiirsAK, 7..
| CHAS. Tbcshpi L, Hcrlbc K.
j Mai (AHKKs-Hleican Tent No. it. Knights of Hie
Maccslsees, meets second and last Thursstays
of each month at Livingston's hall, Kaslo
Visiting Knights cordially Invited.
I Moss Holland, Vi, A. Daviks.
Keeper nl Kee'ord*. Commander.
Fiirkstkiis.���Court Kaslo No 'i.M, luilepvieeleui
! Order ol Foresters. Meels id aud Ith Fridays
,    eel each niunih In Livingstone's Hall.    Visit
lug brethren are cordially invited.
1 Noksas MclKTian, W. II. Strathshn,
!    Recording Secretary. Chlel Ranger
r\R. J. F. B. ROGERS,
Physician and Surgeon.
liraduale Trinity Cnlveralty, Toronto.Out.,
Member of College ul 1'hyalcians and Surgeons.
Lie-eiitiair of the II. ('. ( iiuncll. Ijetc of Ner
York Hospitals and Polyclinic. Ollice at lis.
piled, e'lir ..th and II, Kaslo, R. C.
Notary Public-
Arbitrator, Assignee
Conveyancing;, Etc
Over l-iimout Si Young's Hook Store, "
Jeweler uud Optician,
lleco -\venue, Sandon, II. C.
Mrs. ]. S. Johnstone...
Embroidery and
Mantua Making.
A Avenue, west of Tacilic Hotel,
Qfflflfl Barber Shop,
pP-New Nickel Tubs    Tickets good
tor three baths, fl ��� KILLING   PRESIDENTS.
(Tnbappy  Must Be  the   Ruler* of the
Latin America
Kor llic hist yenr Latin America, always turbulent. has been the scene of
|elgu of terror coiii|>uri*(l with which
pipenn uprisings nre nowhere. Three
fern hnve lieen assassinated, attempts
Ive lieen made on the lives of two others nnd plots and conspiracies* against
set ill half a doxen others have lieen nipped In the bud. The assassination of
the President of C mil emu la. Itarrlos.
������ nds the career of a mail whose position
wus founded on the murder of his opponents. Central and South America
have been noted for years for the rapidity of llielr revolutions in governments. This everyone knows, but the
methods of the assassins of presidents
bare obtained bul mile attention.
In only one Instance out of s do/.on
lias there been a spasmodic attempt at
ihe murder of a ruler.   When the two*
inartyr Presidents of Ihe United Wales
fell there was no sympathy anywhere
with the assassins. Booth though! he
was doing the South a service, but the
South repudiated hlm ihen and ever
since, iiiili.'iin's art was thai of a
.-rased partisan. Hut when s president of a republic In Central or South
America falls under Hie knife or the
bullet of the murderer the whole country, except the Immediate followers of
(he victim, exclaims: "It Is well. Now
we shall have peace!"
A year ngo Ihe President nf T'rugiuiy
was Hon Irlarte Horda. the sou of a
Frenchman, and who by surviving half
n dozen re void I Ions had reached the
highest position In the republic. I.ast
veiir In* was accused of fomenting an
overturn of the government. |n April
�� man llred a revolver al hlm at short
range, but missed hliu. The next month
another man tried unsuccessfully to
kill him with dynamite.
lu August, however. Ills limit- came.
As he wns leaving the cathedral al
Montevideo, after a Tc Ileum In connection with the celebration of the "2d
inuiversary of Ihe establishment of the
republic, a youth named Arredondo
llt'i'el two shols at Ilu* president, who
died almost al once, The people of
Montevideo did nol allow ./nyety to glv��>
way lo grief.
Senor .lose Cnestas, ['resident of Hie
Senate, succeeded to the presidency of
the republic until the election lu tlie
following March, in December su ex*
liollccuinu tried lo kill hlm. hul the by
-lauiiers warded liim off.
The next ruler marked for death by
the assassin was President Hiu/. of
Mexico. Again a national holldny wns
selected Tor Ihe commission of Ihe
i-rliiic. Sept. Ill being the liidcpendeuce
I ��uy of Mexico. The President had Jusl
left the line of ihe military parade with
Ids Secretary of War. when a Mexican
named Arroyo struck the President ou
Ihe back of Ihe head with his list. Not
.me of the Presidents of the republic
to the south of ns is beloved of his people as Kia/.. The assailant was seized
Iiy the police and soldiers and nenrly
clubbed to dentil. The |ieoplc would
have killed him al once If (hey had uot
lieon restrained by Ihe gendarmerie.
Arroyo was taken lo the police station
nud was afterward stabbed to death.
The next work of the assassin was
down in iirn/.ii. The President of this
republic wus I loin Prudenie de Monies
llurrlos.   Commonly, however, he drop-
uud  i
UK death of .Miss Frances K. Willard brought sorrow lo many hearts.   For
iy  yenrs slic  has  been  Identified with u  reform (list was far-reaching
Important, nnd her activity was such thai, lijr tho very modesty of her
Work and the sincerity of her purpose, she was carried to, rather than sought, a
prominence tbst was so pronounced that one of the magaslnw not hunt since re-
ferred i>. her as die "uncrowned queen of America." Karly Identified with the
Woman's Christian Tempenwee movement, she was always its most trusted
leader; In her gentle personality were the elements or true generalship thai enabled Iht io marshal toe forces of tempemnee Into a mighty host. Without
faiiiiiiiisui or bigotry she- brought to the organisation of which she was the
heiiil the intrepid courage of n dauntless lender, the Hpe attainment* of a liberal
Scholarship nml tiie loving kindness of a nature that never hint the softer attributes of refined womanhood, Surveying the beauty of her life, its plentKuds
of noble achievement nnd it�� bountiful seerlfice, her keenest critics, who some*
limes assailed the methods of the orgsiii.atioii which nlic founded, must join in
the' acknowledgement thai she was a great moral force nnd tbat her services to
iniiiikiiid were incHtiiunlile.
Joseph Letter Is tbe Most Successful
Y(.un|( Financier in Chicago.
Muring tbe itast few years .Toseph
Leber has made his way rapidly lu
financial circles uud today is regarded
ns the most successful money king in
Chicago. Now lie is called the king of
the wheat pit. All through the great
grain speculations of the second half
of 18117 lm played a winning hand and
Showed even shrewd Phil Armour a
few tricks.
���Joseph Leber is a son of Levi Z.
Loiter, the rich Cblcagoan whose
charming daughter married (leorgt
Ounon, the brilliant young Kngllsh political leader. Thc elder Letter has
millions. The basis of ills fortune was
laid In a country grocery store and the
greal superstructure wus. constructed
lu the dry goods business In Chicago.
Six yenrs ago Joseph Letter, then 24
years old. graduated from Harvard
I'ttlvcrslty. He didn't look like a man
uf business. Il was somewhat of a disappointment and surprise to two sorts
of friends of his that he went into business at all. .VII Ihe men and women
who knew hlm picked him lo assume
at once the profession of a gentleman
of leisure. It wus reported that he had
a valet. It would bare regularly followed In the natural order of things
that lie should huve frowned upon markets and rentals .'ind leases.
His fill her believed thai he find business ability and placed $1,000,000 in
the young mau's hands. For a few
months I.elter was a prey for the
wolves. Then he tried a new guiue
mid succeeded. He studied the situation before Investing. When he wanted some of the Chicago Olty Railway
���dock he learned the cost of operation
and all of the minor details of the
work. To-day he virtually controls all
the streel railways of Chicago's South
When Ilie father saw the son's ability  he gradually   turned  the   manage'
ev%rey%*r*r%l%tey%r%r%+t%, <W��
Central Hotel.        ?
Front SI. Ksslo.      4t
New   HullelliiK snel   Newly   Kurniaheil
A First-Claw Hier lie Cutinee'tlou.
IlKI'TKIt. * CO. ^
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Kaslo, B. C.
...Rate*-11 (X) and Upwards...
ADAMS BROS., Proprietors.
Sole agents (or Pabst Beer. Milwaukee,
Hotel and
leiinel rooms ami gissl living.     Restaurant in charge of Oscar Moneon.
KASLO, B. 0.
Plots to be rid of rulers huve lieen uncovered In half n dozen other countries
lo Ihe soulh of us within Ihe lust year.
HiUTios. himself, wns marked for murder, ns well he might be ufter Ills cold
blooded killiug of .limn Apariclo Inst
fall. Two conspiracies to kill President
AlTBro of Keiuidor were defented. In
\ encziii'lii the police nipped a plot lo
kill President Andrade. in Nicaragua,
President Zelayn had a narrow escape.
and the careers of the Presidents of
Colombia and Honduras were nearly
cm short by platters.
An Owl le'lew Through the Cab.
.Mike Murphy, engineer of the "IHue
Flyer" on the II. sud O., was badly ciil
In Ihe face by flying glass from his cab
window early yesterday morning. Mr.
Murphy was coming dowii from the
big hill al Cnseyvllle at a high rale of
speed, and. the air being quite fresh,
he kepi his cab window closed. All al
once he heard a crash, and the next
Inslani blood covered his face, the result of pu nicies of glass from his cab
wiudow  striking hlm.    He hastily le-
ATTKMITEI)    ASS A.<���><���. I NAT OX   OK   HHA/.I1/.S   PRSUDBHT.
tied tbe Barrios from his name. After
itesotto, tbe tirst President, hnd put
down the rebellion of 1H1KI-1H, Moraes
succeeded blm In the high office. Early
last year Moraes had a little rebellion
on bis own hands, a revolt led by a
fanatic In one of the provinces. Brazil
became prosperous under the new President, who was mild In temperament,
though exhibiting great determination.
Knrly Inst November a soldier of Rra-
xil. Mello by nnme, tried to shoot thc
President. Men nearby protected Moraes, but Ids nephew was wounded.
(Jeu. Betnncoiirt. minister of war, drew
close to the soldier uud attempted lo
secure him. In reward he was stabbed
so severely that he died In a few mlii-
utes. This was not thc act of a solitary
crank, but the result of au organised
attempt to get rid of a president who
had shown vigor lu suppressing the
fanatics' rebellion. Soon after the police began to Investigate, and their report Indicted the Vice-President of Bra-
sll and a long list of distinguished pub-
Ill c men.
versed his engine, nnd, as soon as he
washed the blood from his face, looked
around for the cause of the accident.
He expected to Hnd that some miscreant had thrown a missile through
the window, but In a corner of the cab
lay a big owl, which had passed
through the window. The owl wast
slightly disfigured, but would have
been able to fly bad Mr. Murphy per
milled ll to escape. He brought it to
Kast St. Louis, uud will keep It as a
memento of the fast run at Cnseyvllle.
Railroad mon contend thnt the electric
headlight so Winded tlie owl thut It
could not sec to escape, and that !t
plunged through the glass In Ils hrilf-
dnzed condition.���St. Louis Ulobe-Dem-
Spring bicycle frames arc being made
wltb telescopic tubes inclosing air cushions which receive the force of the Jar
from rough roads, tbe cushions being
inflated the same as pneumatic tires.
When a man gets bis hair cut bis wife
loses her strongest bold on hiu.
A  Hstllschilel   Among   Kuriipeaii   Sov
eralgns is the Casr.
The Emperor Paul, whose reign was
certainly one of the iilosi brilliant, was,
nevertheless, one of the greatest Is'iie
factors of the dynasty. He not only
settled the order of, jsiifg-csNlnn on a
permnnout basis, hul also endowed his
posterity with tbe material means of
maintaining their itosftton. It Is claimed that no other reigning family in Kurope is so well provided for. Paul i.
set nslde a vast amount of landed property, under the nnme of the imperial
appanages, for the sole lieneflt of all
grand dukes and grand duchesses not
III the direct Hue of succession, while
the sovereign ami the heir apparent, together Willi their respective families,
were to be supported out of Ihe funds
of the Slate.
These appanages of the Russian Im
porlti family now cover the enormous1
total area iu different Motions of Hus
sla of 91,000,000 acres, au extern ol
laud larger by ..oou.myi acres than Hit
whole of Scotland. This total Includes
1.1,01)0,000 acres of wood aud forest,
producing yearly more than .I.OtMl.lKMl
rubles. The total amount of thc Imperial appanages now reaches .0,000,-
000 rubles, or more than t'_,(S)0,000,
and. with uo fewer than forty-six mem-
ls*rs eif (he Imperial family to support,
th.' expenditure at present amounts ti,
n yearly average of over fi.OOO.lNMi ruble*. In ISOi li was over ttijoo.ooo ru
The appanages an' quite ex ions! vi
anil   distinct    from   extensive prlvati
property, ami from tbe crown or stan
domains, administered hy the Minister
of Agriculture, and they do nol <iin-
trlbute toward the auuiml expenditure
of the Imperial nourt. amounting, us
fur ns can be nscct'tulucd, to about 11.-
00(>,000| uor inward providing dowries
for imperial grand duchesses. Hefore
Ihe emancipation of the serfs the up
pauugen |ssM4*sM>d over KtSI.OOO peas
ants, who paid annually lu land ami
is'll taxes for Hie benefit or the Im
pcrlal family nearly .1,000,000 rubles
ami during sixty.sight years, up tc
their UtMimtiou, altogetlier 110,000,000
moles, or ��18,000,000. Tbe deportment
of Imperial npimungcs has since Income (lie largest landed proprietor, fhe
largest agriculturist, aud ube largest
wine producer In the Empire. Its Industrial enterprise!, lu timber, sugar,
cotton and Other products are rapidly
developing ou a pro|xirtlnnntely large
scale. During a century of existence It
has furnished the collateral branches
of the imperial house with altogether
.'.'.0.1100,000 rubles, ami, as the imperial
progeny continues to Increase, a large
reserve fund Is employed lu preparing
lo meet tlieir ever-growing demands.
.nisi'.i'ii  i.r.iiru.
nietil of his own properties over to hlm.
Hy his cleverness Ihey have fattened,
ll Is considered a conservative estimate to put the properties under his
control���and he Is only 30���at .oso.ooo.-
000. It iiuiki's hlm the youngest tliuiti
clal king In Ihe weirld. The fortune ls
divided among the host Institutions of
ihe city, extends Into the big railroads,
out Into ranch holdings ln the far
Wesl nud grent pits of wealth In the
hills of the ore countries. The more
he spends the more he earns, and the
men who help hlm to operate claim
Ibal one of the best reasons for bis
phenomena*1 progress Is his devotion
lo ihe essential little thlugs of his various Interests. Ills owu fortune has
grown io great proportion.
Bar and Billiard Room
in connection.
Booms from %'2 per week up.    Newly
I furnished throughout.    Electric lights-
next door to Post Ollice.   KASl.O, B. C.
Finely Furnished Thrmighont; Dining Kuum
Servin-H'nexrellt'.l. Mar Stocked With
Choice l.liiuoriK mui Cigar*.
At��� AifirAi Ais-iilnii li-LJ, J.J1.LS*"*"*--*"*- -*--*--*- ��� ��� -���*-
The Revere, a* **
.1. M. HLAIKIE, I'rop.
Finely furnished rooms, hurd finish,
everything new, electric lights.
A avenue, Kaslo, Ii. 0.       P. 0' box 44.
Telephone No. 3.
Woman's University.
The emperor ami empress of Japan
aud llielr officials and nobles are greatly Interesteil lu nnd have subscribed
liberally toward tbe Women's university at Toklo, which Is to cost $175,000.
HnulT lllppers.
Piisslug itirough Lowell the other day
with a I'oinpnidon well Informed generally I remarked: "Here Is the center
uf the snuff-dipping habit lu the I'nlted
Slates." He was astonished. " Do yoii
menu to suy snilIT Ih used In Massachusetts.'" he asked. "1 thought It a habit
coutined to Ihe t.corgln crackers and
the peair whites of North Carolina." I
Ihen explained that In the .stale of Mas
sachusel.s every year the mill hands
miMtly women uud young girls���use
sixty-live tons uf suuu" for dipping,
scouring, chewing and pinching. The
powder Is sold In one-ounce tin cans,
which retail at lo cents. Tims we have
130,000 pounds, making 2.OH0.0OO packages, which at 10 cents cost the operatives t_1IH,000.
While we have always associated the
use of snuff In this country with the
very dregs of humanity ln the South,
let us glance at the elty of Lawrence.
Mass., where are located such mills as
the Pacific. Atlanta. Cotton, Washington, Kverett, Petnberton, etc.; population about 40.000. The mill girls are
Krench ( .madians and Ariueiilaus,
with a sprinkling of Americans, Irish
md Kngllsh. In summer, groups of
them, from 111 to 5(0 years of age. go
.cross the river sud sit for hours along
the hanks Indulging themselves with
the snulf aud rag. They consume over
twenty tons of snuff annually. I_sw-
renee Is only twenty miles from moral,
pure, holy Roston.���New York Press.
Kl'SKONOOK, 11. C.
A Complete Hotel.
...Mrs. H. Y. Anderson
Kornierlv of tlie Columbia Hotel, Kaslo.
otherwise Armstrong's lsanding and
Ooat Kiver I-uiuling.
We cater especially to the
traveling public
By D. A. CARR,
Kuskonook, B. C.
A tramp has one advantage over the
bio/tie; his tire never punctures.
There ls a good deal to admire In a j
man who would rather pound dynamite I
for a living than live "off" any of his j
If all the lies told In a political cam- j
paigu were nulled,  the nail factories
would have to run twenty-four hours !
a day. 1
Formerly of lbitto Hotel. Kaslo, B.C.
Finest table on the
east side of
Kootenay Lake. $
Jim asked mo what I thought Larkin I, Hjwldw, on Hamtiicroek, VV. _. UoLsagb
1 lln to uoorgc Parsons. 1200.
A Metallurgist's Gruesome  Tale of
Barlj Days in Nevada.
[Randall   II. Kemp in li. C.  Mining
During tbe summer and (all of '701
was employed us an assayer for t,lio
Dead Shot Mining and Milling company whose mineral olalms and mill*
ing plant were located in Goobo Nock
gulch, Nevada.
Late in the fall it was found oeoes-
isry to close down the mines ind mill
for ilu simple reason that the ore woi
too low grn le to pay expense!. Leaving
dividends oul of the question,
Consequently all < employees except a
wuti'l'inan for tin: works miiI niyuelf
were discharged. I was kepi in the
company's employ for the time al half
pay as tiiey ozpeoted to require mj
services in a similar capacity elsewhere
the following year.
Everyone axoept myself and the
watchman soon left "the locality and at
there was neither town nor habitation
within man., miles nf u we laid In a
plentiful Bupplj of everything needful
aud mode preparations for spending a
lonely Inn comfortable winter Id thai
miou v I'.,, Ion,
My companion,.; Im 3 ki bj name,
mui been tbe retoi I man of i lie works.
ti w [ormi rlj hi dutj I i take the
amalgam from the mill ono separate
tin' quid illvi. from the precious metal
i'\ plai Ing n amalgam in a I
retort; bj keeping up a hoi Bra under
i be mass t Iio ''quick be drl ten
off in a vapour and condensed with t n d
water, w bile the residue, stli er ami
gold, Left, in the retort was turned over
to in.' in be' melted, then poured Into
mo ilds, tl ui mil ������ bri< Its or bars in
whloh shape ll n a 'Pi t'i tin' bank at
San i rauel co.
.iii,i mn] followed this kind of emu
ployment   foi      rei u   j  _i    o nd wa i
weI] \.r. ed In >ii   busl -.        I a was
a  ver,   agn cable   telli      I
pli auetl when I e dei Ided to .������   - il the
Job as i atchmnu and rami In with me
th !'.'��� s i ni ���-!-.
'i ... In ��� ow be fan to fall ain.ui
the 1st nl .MA.mii M   and   by  the  lnt.ii
we bod made i u   minds we should
not . aeanot bei face for si reral months,
,e- wi    ��� re no   ill natod on any brat
in      .   ��� -1 ir ���   we know all
straj pro ipi   toi i bad  long sine
that section and sou      -
nittl .in," in b fvaii 'ha oponln of I ha
bud   in tho sp i
[maglna   our    surprlt e,   therefore,
pni  daj while a  blinding  i novi   il
v .i tti :'i". iii. i j   I '   we wi re'
Bnl '       evenin       ni ii   in   bhs
oilii' . in In nr it in "I knock at I lie door.
Wi I   i'i led, lull, .lini   ii     li tied I"
open tbe door. On the threshold stood
a man whom Jim'quickly pulled in Ide
as the drill ;,i si ow wa (net I lltng tbe
Thi    ran     , In i in ti
ii"r, hid us "goes
himself In a ebaii w bich I placed near
un' liii fur blm. VVo soon bad u wai'm
nn i.l ii itly ..iii"li our guosl ravenously
devoured, While eating ho informed
us be hi - ��� ,- ospocl in;' iie-ar the
bead of tho i tloh sevei al miles aboi a
us. Ilelisiii bad two partners, and as
ho wus verj ill when tin time i ai ie to
i.M a lie country on acuount of ap*
pfoacbing winter bis companions hud
deserted him, leaving but a soant)
gupplj of provisions in tbe Int; hut
whloh   I bey   bad Ily   i brown   to
ga! her ror hi    bulb        lie hud subso-
quenllj reco ored  i umewhal  and  had
then en . Ida I to male   u  en ��� porul
tort to coach elvlli/.atlou,
There was nothing for ua to do but
to entertain our guest as Iim-sI we could,
and as wo were ivoll t applied with provisions ond bedding, this w&_ an easy
Being very tired, our guest wins nut
talkative, and soon retired to lienl in an
adjoining room. I noticed that be
walked in a mechanical son of wftj
like un automaton, and when lie sat
down in a chair he dropped like a gun.
itysuek filled with some heavy but
yielding substance.
Tbe next morning our visitor felt
much better, and after breakfast gave
us something of his history. His name
was George Larkin. Ho had been employed at the quicksilver mines in
California for a long! timo and had also
followed placer mining and gold amalgamating in quartz mills.
Duriug the afternoon Jim and I had
some business in the mill building su
we left Larkin in the office.
Jim remarked to me: "That follow is
"Loaded? How do you mean?" I
"Why," said Jim, "he has handled
so much quicksilver his body Is entirely
filled with lt."
would weigh, f answered) from the
size of the man, he could not be much
over 160 pounds. Towards evening,
however, 1 Found my (.mess was very
wide of the marks Happening to have
a platform scale in tho assay office, Jim
suggested we all test our weight. Larkin rather reluctantly stepped on the
scales, when to my utter astonishment
the register marked 286 pounds, .lim
knoWlngly is inked and whispered,'']
told you bo."
I'or Minn: woeka Larkin's general
condition of health remained about the
same, but on December 20th, according
to the diary i kept that winter, be be��
'���ame violently ill and could not leave
hia bed, Jim and l attended him faithfully ami gave' liim such simple remedies a wo had by ua, but our administrations were of little avail, and four
days later the poor fellow breathed his
Jim and 1 prepared the body for
1 i1 laid it out on a table Lu I ha
Furnace room of the assay offloe and
adjourned to the main office room
whloh we used ai kitchen, dining room
and parlor and made plana for the In*
torment of 11"' remains,
I'nr ;i lung time I liiiild get no sutis-
faetlon from Jims lie sat quietly
thinking. Finally he straightened
hln -"di mi i nd oddr ��� li ml. said:
"Winn ln't you like to go ini.u a speculation and make several hundred dol-
Lara tin se hard times?" 1 readily
assented to the proposition and Inquired how ii could be done.
"i told you," sal i J im. "tlmi Larkin
m chock full o qulojtallvei and prob*
 b gold and silver
as wells Now you see, il is next, to
Impossible tc dispose of his remains by
burial 'f we plant him In the snow
the coyotes will dig him upj wocan'i
very well make a grave in the frosen
ground with thi wind blowing like ii
Is all the time, so wc bad better ore
lllllle'  llilll."
"i    tuiate  him!"    i  ejaculated  In
.��� tonlshment.   "How?"
"Why, in the bl ��� retort in theinlll,"
aid Jim.
I demurn d in this al first, but .1 im
in Isted io strongly, urging the advis*
vi '. 'i bl ��� projeel on ai lentlfla and
" i . '. grounds that I finally gave in,
and ��a dei Ided to dlspofc of all thai
was mortal of poor Larkin on the foi*
,i ei ii'.' day.
,\Y.\i im.ruing by lOo'olocli Jim bad
the retort all ready. We lifted l.ai-
kin'a remaim em a long hand sled
which we hauled to the mill und oar*
lied the body into ilie p tort room, and
after Jim had read a ohapter irom a
pookel Testament he had \.: Hi him, we
folded ti." d'   .i in. i ':. arm-  gnrott  bhl
breast, silently raised the body and
shoved it Into the long cylindrical
i"ini i. iIm ini and Irmly keyed ths
floor and Lighted the fit**? ln tbe furnace
beneath, and we return* d to tbt ofl <k ���
About two o'clock in the afternoon
���i ii eiuni' iii ai 'i greeted me by aajIng:
������Well, iii" |ob Isdoue, but wo must let
the retort cool until to-morrow."
li i'as with mingled feelings that l
all pwaid i ,n torn pan led .lim m the
retort room. H" aoon had the nasi
ini'i liim' opeo and we peered Inside.
' in the bottom of tbe retort wa* a lor
iiuibH or cake.  e,i a  gray! ti-vvliiL*���  miIi-
itanoe.   i struck it with ��� small bam
imii' and touod ii waa a M'i't metal.
Jim innl brought a  beaker and a
brush from the assay ollice. He care-
lull  swept the dust out of the retort
Into He- beaker and handed II to im1,
i' Ing, "There la all Unit, is loft of our
about a   |iinl   and   a   half ul
i .  a."
V. e citi'i'ied Un' chunk uf metal from
the retort to the office, out it. up into
small  pleuesj these wi   plooed In a
graphite  ciiii'ilile which   in  ttirit   was
lubjeoted to a great beat In the bullion
melting furnace and abheaqusntly the
molten moss was poured into a mould.
After cooling we ascertained we had
U8 Troy dunces oi metal. 1 took a
temple of tbe bar, assayed lt and found
We hud 211 ounces of pure gold and 63
ounces of pure silver. At that tlmi
the '���crime of 'TII" had not been per
petrated, houee silver was worth fl.29
per Ounce. Su poor George Larkin's
dead body proved to be literally worth
its weight in gold, for the brick was
rallied at no less than 14)441.82.
IWliero no consideration  Is mentioned thc
iiornhuil sum olfi in understood.]
March Id Silver noil Fraction on Koittli For.
Kaslo creek   O.O. I.uliniee tn \v, U. Ives,4-."i.
Iltllhimt. near Lardo tuwiisltu - K, McLach-
lun ta Joseph R, Me;l.mmlei, U,
Eureka on Bine ti row* Ml.���John 1". UeddlnK
to Margaret L. Martin. '4.
Mnrcli is���Klngntuu, on Whitewater creek-
John A. Uiliwiii t��� ,1. a. Mltiliell, 'H, 11,(100.
March ni���prtttwn, nn Bswvsr orssk ��� H. I..
Sawyer lo Fred .1. Wheeler, IWOtf.
Mnrch 22���Queen 1.111 nml I'rlmroso.on White
Grouse Mt,-Joha Hailey to T, tt. liariUiuaii,
'IK' .     I.....1.S,    ......
Trllliv and Lv-lla t-ee, on Woodbury crock,
John .1. sh,.R to II. Olegerloi,
March '^i Ar-'o. im Crawford oreeV, Charlotte Henderson tn John s. Parker.
Alaska, In White Grouse region, 8, D. 1,1111-
deoker and .1. J. Casey to seal" Slocan Develop*
mi'lit  iiiin|iany.
Copper  sinr, Etsltsmsn, Clipy   Copper nnO
Klondike', eie'ier Mime., Mrs. .Iclinlc li. linrrl-' to
March .'i   Myrtle K. and Tennie C, In Whitewater group, J. L. Montgomery to .I.L. Hetlll
lack, 5 *.'i.
Baino, J, Is. lU'tu'ilnok to.I. H. IIiiIiitIsoii. '���������.,,
Hamc, .1. I.. Montgomory. J. l   Rctallack mid
,1. It. Iloborson to the WliltSwaicr Minos, l.M
Monarch, Sllvi-t  li"..;::t:t, on Soulh  link of 1
Kaslo river, .1. \v. Caldwell I" A. J, Watson, !_,  I
Northwestern, sunnv  Bank, Duncan, Uoos
Hopi, Home    ��� I ���    Cros B, 1 " ly, Cliff, North
stiir. White Cap,  iiri... ou  Uenr croek, .liiincs 1
Housoaud 11. 1 . Nun i'ii too.0. Laberao, %.
Kmi'iiilii. High Book nml cii-etcr.(i. 1.  Lab-1
liii- and A. W. LilnTec in IV. II. Clarke, ',..
Copper Niii: It, .lohn Peterson in 0. vr. I.nb- !
croc unit Vi. II. Clarke, 5-9.
Silver Peck, Ibex and Kingston, 0. Johnson |
tei samo.
i.iii.i   nml Bjurden,  Jeilm Peterson, A. is.
Labcrcu mui \v. it. Clarke to O.O. Laberae.
March 10 Kuskonook auet Lake shore, near
nook, belug reloo^tton "f Violet snd
i.ntniiin, i.v Duncan Uraham.
March .���' iiiiiricsti.il Praclion, on Woe.el
bury creok . by Alfred lirilc.
Min in, ti. 1.1 Kuskohook.by Btc hard WUIisnu.
f Kuskonook ���)
It Is   Now Surveyed and
The Only Feasible Terminal of the
Mnrch ::i
1. y. 1... byQeorge Parkinson,
Following are the orosbll ntsfoi thewook
inrcii 2.ovei Ihc Kaslo e_ SlocanRy:
Mini'. Destination. Tons.
Ruth    Pueblo uml Bverutl ni
Payne        Pueblo .     ,.UU
Last ilitiinc.   1'iii'lelo  ... mi
Monti'suinii   Aurora        U
Rambler         Taooma      m
Antolne turors. ...     IS
lacl . K .isle.  HI
Two Friends Koala II
Woodbury Kaslo, ... 11
On Kootenay Lake.
Te.tnl terns
N'ev. v."���',, Marob    .    -'        He,
Lead   1 n ��� ; bakers' pirici , ���   "'; esobsnso,
-   ....   ..:',.
1   nm Jan. 1   1-.'-. 10 mile tn ���   leadlni
nt tin  slocan region  have snipped over the
K11 .1 .'.  ���:.   >. 1 i;,iiiveie\ i'nr water   trsuspottiv
lion iii" 1 Ln i". as 1 lUiiws.
.   ...
slocan Siar *
I.lll'k;   Jim.   .
lie.mti lie
: in'.,    '.line.
L'.dSI I'il.i !..'
,'.       .
.    I      .      .
201] Queen
UUO ine ki   ii .    .
11 . -111..... 11
'HS.   ",,1
I Antolne   .
1   .
v3 _r\_ JLv JL���/
Tne i.liim. lug i; ii partial statement nl mj
ihlpuicilts over the tt, P, R, Irom  Hlocau  and
irdi 111 ""i linns Jauuaiy 1st, not included
in tin toregotngi
Vaue nne   1
isliicien star,
|l em.'Cllll'lltc-.
Tons, Mun .
4n sllveri up
���'i��. ,Vi   ��� ���
v. 11 :���: 1 ���  BTOCtf Ql OTATIOK8.
Pollow Ing 1- 11 tahlu ol tho leading itoekc '
mining con pan 1   nl the Ml issnsnd llnswortb
iiiiniiiK nil ii-ien^
Pay 11
���liHiin Star.
iiinii. .
��i I.:.  I ivu
Itiui.iii.-i liiillniii
UoodoDough.. .
lire .1 we le rn.
-I.li-ks-e.llf N i,e 1 le'ii ilell)
Aiin rlcan Hoy
Kaslu Montesums....
'.il' oil 	
SI. Ki'Vi'ini'
Iiil, ���
l.'iinliill Hill
Black liintiiniiil.
MeLood     .     '   l.i.m.iHsi
T'.l ill  ;    |,ISHI,lS��l
I ,'4X1,000
,     ,1        !���l
I is. 1,000
l'.i HI,mill
Urn-.,ne in
Par    Mnrl.1 1
' '
11.1X1     1 7,i
. 00        .211
1 ��� .;.!
I. ������������
l.W),   <,.
1 00      .1.
,.\ii stock on tlie market.
en ilu Foregoing, the following have paid dlv-
idondi i.- followi ���
I'.ui.'                 |  Tihi,ii;iii Noble Five'    .. in.i.in
Kloean Bisr.   .   MO.ooe nough,, !, >���-
iiuiii..             ixxi.ootrlwasutngton .. uiijum
ll  .                  387JUKI Jackson.,.       . 30,000
llninlili" Carl 10.000
ror J. II. Gray.
fyW&^&ii&Wi '���������/���
Gold Mining and Milling Co., Lid.
Oflloas at KmIo, B. O,       ���       -       ���       Capital, 12,000,000,
This property cuinpi'lHCHltiaiaiins ou u iron tapped ladye
(iv.ir threi! niilejK lung and over .'ill ( ut wido.
The tunnel i. in nearly 100 fust a il still nrogrMitng.
Surfue'ei assays have yielded tram   > tnifio por ton In sold.
A limited amount ol Treasury Shares for sitlo.
'J'hia property l�� likely to be KMlo'a Le Bol.
C,   II.   KVAN'S
JAS. Kl'K.ll.S,
Se i'rotary.
irss^-s.T.     -s'SSSS
Hi--ni"*. 'in' foregoing, othor mlnos, unstook
el. imve' paid eii\ Idends as (ollowsi
l.lielni   .       ,....|   ���.Iii.isii. I.h  l i Inillc ...
I.'.l.ion Ante   ii"	
-I'.i'Hll Its.;,- '.  .   .  "   i,|,,i	
Poll OWlng Id a li'llinilli.tlM   i-lllti'llle 111   ill   ii ii'
liarl nl tho HI . m mui Unswqrth
intutng districts, passing ihrongli the custom
bouse nl Kaslo to lot iilgu smullers tor Ihe ti v.-
rsoorded tuontbi ol IHM, all of ISOOnndUtlW:
v                        '. .i    W i i l.i I,...-   \ alui . f
' nf nr.. In i.l.s.   Ore.Ini an
inn:. (-.months)        '.'.���.'".' -im f   n i. ni
months).. .       .- ;.'i,,.._! t.n it I ���,
UW7(U mouths)...         . 1.(1 .,000,880
Tntals 00,H     'i *l.;w,i:i;i
Any person over 18 years of sta may bsooma
n i miner on paying }6 to huj- gold oo-nsis*
���loner oi minarsl recorder miilniiiiiiuitigii ner-
liiiiiiic good tier one vcur. A new oertiflcate
may be obtained fur one lost, l.v nnving 81.
A fife miner's eerttfleate is not transferable.
Any ns'rsnn or company working a mineral
claim, liciii hm niii estate without license, may
l'n tiiiiil 83A, .Mines buCsOme real astate after
eiiiene urillil h.'i- I.e.' u ivMieel.
Sliiuilil ...,-iim net lull tn pnv ti|) his free- iniii-
cfs csi-tllicieii' his iiilcrcsl goet to hi. m,..en-
em pro ruin according to their Interests.
A lire miner muy cut lim tier on drown lauds,
mui kill game (or his own uso ��t till seasons.
a in'.- miner may obtain a five-acre mUlsite
upon crown limits, in tiie lorn of 11 square.
A claim may be held from yi-iir to vest by elo-
Iiih work to thc value of one itundrefl dollars.
Two claims In each mining division not ou
the same vein or lo.Au, muv ho held, and more
than one pn the same vein |J held by purchase.
Lodes disi"ivereii In tnnneln may oe held if
recorded In fifteen days from discovery.
A free miner may on payment of SflOO, in lieu
ol expenditure on olalm, obtain �� crown grant.
Any miner may, nt the discretion of com mis
sloncr.obtaln srslet right for a term of 30 years.
No transfer of mineral claim onnterost lo enforceable not in writing, signed and recorded.
N'o miner shall suffer from any act ol omission or commission ou tho pf.rt of officials.
No claim shall be open to loe'atlon during last
illness of holder, neir within 12 months after bis
deaths unless by permission-nf golel eomMu-'n'r,
A mineral claim must lie recoirted within 16
ihiji nfter location, If within 10 miles of olllce
of i o.-order. One additional day Is allowed for
every sdditlonsl io miles or Irsotioa thtweel,
i. This la to cattily thai ths Kootenay lit
Stipplj i oinpany.s nci.ciiy ingorporatodtlom-
psny within the meaning oi I'srl lv. o( the
"Water Clauses Uonsolldatlon Aot, 1807," iiienr-
i i-i  I on tlio lHtli .Iny of September, mt, liss
submitted lis undertaking to Urn Lieutenant-
(..���iilitnr 111 Colllief) fur ilpprnvi'l,   eeliii'h   siiiil
undertaking, ee�� shows by tlie documents and
iilnn- till i .mii the undersigned, it sa (ollows:
("oe nil en hydraulic air compressors! a is'ini
iilioui fivo-vlgbts ol a rails from the- mouth ot
i i.ffrr i'ivi-., In Alutworth Mining Hlvlslon,
iimi lei npeiiil.' the- -iiini'    l.\    the'   USO   ol   I.IXXI
Inched of wstoi Fromssld Co(?Be I'n'e'k,record-
...lli> tin'eiuiipHliv for Ilie'pm ,in-i' of    lupplf.
llll.'  ceelupt lessee!    ll I r thlsill.il  COhdult    pipe's  In
mines in thc following iircn.vh'., ihc Ainsworth
Mining Camp, situated on Kootenay Luke, mui
extending three (0) nillcs ou each side of the
Town Ot Ainsworth, uml live' (B) miles biu'k
Irom the hike; anel that salel uinleitiiklng, as
su siilnnitti'e), bus heen tippinvi -I.
2. And this Is further to certify that tho
leiiunmi nf capital of stiltl ('oiiipiiuv.wiileb shall
bo .duly subscribed heforee the -uhl Company
commciiiees the construe!Ion uf 111 nnilertiik-
Ine ami works, or exeui'lscs any of the power
nl ilie "Wnter Clauses Consolidation Act, 181)7",
Part IV., in that behalf, Is hereby fixed at the
sum eif tUi.ueill.OO.
:!. And this is to further certKy that the
lime within which such capital is to tie sub-
scribed Is fixed nt six months from the date
Hereof, mnl Hm time within whie'li such undertaking uml works arc to bo commenced Is fixed
al six months from tbe date hereof, and the'
date hv which suoh works shall be In operation
is fixed at the 1st June, 1899.
Dated this Ith day of March. 189B.
Vi. B.'GOHK,
Wnter Commissioner.
l.iiinl and Works Department,
Victoria, B.C.
Certified to by
C'lork, Executive Council.
Lead (Broker's.) Silver.'
Saturday, Maroh 19...... 8.50 65 1-4
Monday, March 21  3.60 55 5-8
Tuesday, March 22  3.50 55 3-4
Wednesday, March 23.... 3.50 ,55 6-6
Thursday, March 24 3.50 68
t'iiaav,Mar(jh26 3,60 56
Aud Got tie Money!
Flour, Rolled Oatu and all lines kojit In
u llrst-ei'IatiH Fasd Btors. I oan roootn*
mond tho pooplo of thi*. city In putro-
nho the now ilrtn for honest vnluoB for
iheir money,     W. O. NEELAxNOS.
*       House,
NF.LSON & BOSTRUM, FroprietorB.
Nicely Furnished Rooms. Bar well
Stocked, Spokane Beer on Draught by
the Schooner or Quart. Best Free
Lunch in the City.
���Real Estate and Mining Broker. -
Front St., Kaaio, B. C.
..   ���'
hitvo Rold my   liuilillng
Feed HusIuchk In   Kaaio Ui
Mc.ssr.s. J. Turner & Co.,
Who will handle und keep
constantly a large (dock ol


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