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IA Paper for alt thePeople ^
^ The News isHere to Sluv i
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KASLO, B. C, FRIDAY, JULY 23,1897.
The Golden California Days of '49
Thousands Leaving for Alaska and
N.I. Territories.
On.lulylGth there arrived at San
Francisco the steamer Kxeelsior with a
number of Alaska miners from the
Klundyku river on board with bags of
gold dust and nuggets running in some
oases us high as $50,000 per individual.
This news lias set the whole continent
ablaze with excitement and a rush is
starting for that region which bids fair
to eclipse the California rush of 1849.
While, the Klondyko region is generally spoken of as being in Alaska it is
really in British America in tlie Northwest Territories, the Klondike river
Rowing into the Yukon at a point
about twenty miles east of the international boundary line.
There are two ways of reaehingtbere
one by steamer into Bering sea to St.
Michaels, Alaska, near tho mouth of
the Yokon river, thence over -,000
miles up the river to tho digging. The
other is by steamer to Juneau, Alaska:
thence toDyea. the head of canoe nav-
Igation over lob miles; thence over a
run;:'.' of mountains about 120 miles:
thence a perilous river rido down the
Yukon about 600/ miles brings one to
the Klondike river.
Tin-  First  Kloiutikr Claim.
Writing under date of June 18 from
Dawson City, Arthur Perry, a well
known Seattle citizen says:
"The first discovery of gold on the
Klondike was made in the middle of
August 1898, by George Cot-mack on a
creak emptying Into the Klondike from
tbe ii'onth. ca'led by tlie Indians Bonanza. Be found $1.00 to the pun on a
high rim, and after making the find
known at Forty-Mile went back, with
back with two Indians and took out
$1,400 iii three weeks wittr throe sluice
boxOS. Tlie crock was noon slaked
from one end to the other and till the
siiinll guiohes were also staked and re��
corded. About September 10 a man by
the name ol Whipple prospected a
creek emptying into Bonanza on No. 7,
above Disoovery, and named It Whip-
pie creek. He shortly after sold out
and the miners re-named it Kldorado.
!', oBpeoU OS high as #4 to the pan were
found early in the fall. Many of the
old minors from Forty-Mile went there
and would not slake, saying the willows
did not iean th* right way and the
water did not taste right, and that it
was a moss pasture, it being wide aud
Hat.       Beth creeks wovr. slaked princi-
pally by "chee choooes" (new men in
the country), and early as they could
irf provisions, about 250 men went
there and i o araenoed prospecting, by
-in:.; i;'. holes to tt depth of from nine
to twenty-four feet, doing so by burning
down, as the ground was frozen solid
to bad rock. November 23 a man came
by the name of I,ouia Rhodes,located
oil No. 21, above on Bonanza, got as
high in- S05.3Q to the pan. This was
the lirst lei; pan of any Importance,
and the news spread tin and down tho
creek llkswwlld fire. This news reached Circle T'ily .'100 miles farth down the
Yukon river, but nobody would believe it. Soon tiller, largo pans were
found.on both Bonanza and Kldorado.
mid each i rei k was trying to outrival
the other until tt man by the name of
Clarence Berry got WOO to the pan.
from that time <>n Eldorado held a
high position. Many claims from the
mouth up for a distance of three miles
got large pan/ until they reached as
high as,$280. About March 15, 18071
reached the diggings from Circle City,
having hauled my sleigh the whole dhv
tanoe without a dog.   The Importance
of the new strike hurt become too significant to be overlooked, und about
.ion men from circle city undertook
the Journey in midwinter. Such an c\-
odtis was never known baton iii the
history of the Yukon) but not a man
iOSl hlH life, although several had their
(aces and'toes nipped at times. Even
some of the most resolute ami dissolute
women made the journey in safety.
Fancy prices were paid for dogs by
those' who were able to purchase, and
as bit;h as $175 und oven $200 wore
paid (Or good doe>. Almost any kind
Of a dog was worth $50 and $75 each.
Wonderful   l'laeern.
"March 20, Clarence Borry took out
over 9300 to tho pan. Jim ray Mae-
Lanie took out over $200 to tho pan;
Frank I'hiscater took out $135 to the
pan. The four boys from Nanalmo
took as high aa $125 to the pan. They
were the lirst mon to get a hole down
to lied rock on Kldorado and find good
pay.   They had Not). 14 and 15.
"In fact, big pans were being taken
on nearly claim on tho creek, until
$100 and $200 pans wore common.
April 13 Clarence Berry took in one
pan 39 ounces���$495���and in two days
panned out over $4,200.     April 14  we
heard some boys on No. 30 Kldorado
had struck it rich and took out $S00 in
one pan. This was the banner pan of
the creek and Charles Myers who had
the ground on a 'lay' told me that if he
had wanted to pick the dirt he could
have taken 100 ounces just as easy.
"Jtmtny McLanie took out $11,000
during tho winter just in prospecting
the dirt. Clarence Berry aud his partner, Anton Strander, panned out about
the same in tho same manner. Mrs.
Berry used to go down to the dumps
every day to get dirt and carry it to
tho shanty and pan it out herself. She
has over $0,000 taken out in that manner.
"Mr. Lippy, from Seattle, has a rich
claim, and his wife has a sack of nuggets alone of $6,000 that she has picked
up on the dumps. When the dumps
were washed in the spring the dirt
yielded better than was expected.
Four boys on a 'lay' No. 2 Kldorado took
out $49,000 in two months. Prank
Pniscater, who owned the ground and
had some men hired, cleaned up $94,-
000 for the winter. Mr. Lippy, sol am
told, has cleaned up for the winter
$54,000. Louis Rhodes No. 21 Bonanza
has cleaned up $40,000."
From a Newspaper Man.
Tho Associated Press has received a
letter from H. A. Stanley, president of
the Bingbampton, N. Y., Evening Herald, telling of tho wonderful gold discoveries of Alaska. Stanly wrote from
St. Michael's island, whore ho stopped
on his way to the Yukon mining region, under date of Juno 30.    He says:
"The steamer Excelsior of San Francisco was the first vessel to push her
way throvgh the ice to this station.
The Portland, from Seattle, arrived 4
hours later. From these vessels we
learned for the llrst time of McKinley's
election, the result of the Corbctt-Fitz-
simmons prize light, aud other news of
the fall and winter. The ice went off
the Yukon about June 15, and the river
steamer Portus B. We.lre, which wintered at Dawson, 2250 miles up,reached
St. Michael's June 27. The Weaie
brought authentic news of some of the
most wonderful gold Strike! in all the
world's history, and brought, also, 45
miners, every man bring in from $5.-
('00 to $70,000 in dust and nuggets, an
aggregate of more than $1,000,000. Just
how much the Weare brought In on its
own account as tho exchange of provisions and supplies furnished minors
by the great North American Trading
and Transportation Company could not
he ascertained, but it was large.
"The steamer Alice arrived at St.
Michael's on June 29. bringing 2."
miners and a half million in gold for
thorn and much on its own account.
The passengers on the Alice Confirmed
the news reported by the passengers of
tho Weare.
AitHsv.l to Wall Until Spring.
Joseph Ladue, the owner of the towai-
site of Dawson City, the nearest town
to the Klondike region, stated to a representative of the Associated Press in
San Francisco, that there was no doubt
of richness in the Klondike region. He
thinks there is enough gold in the
ground to keep all tho minors at work
busy for tho next 20 years. He, however, issues a timely warning to the
thousands who are preparing to rush
to tho gold holds this year, saying:
"There are at present about 3,500
people in the country, aud that number is about all that can be accommodated this winter. Provisions are high,
as it costs from 10 to 15 cents a pound
to land goods at Dawson City, and it is
impossible to get more provisions In
this year than will supply the population. If minors rush up there this summer, unless they take with them their
own supplies, they will suffer great
hardships. 1 advise every one going
u)i to take supplies sufficient to last at
least 18 months, as the fare to Dawson
City from San Francisco is $150, and It
will cost at least $500 more to transport supplies for ono man. The steamer Excelsior will leave here for Alaska
July 29, and already all her passenger
accommodations are engaged. This
will be her last trip this year. The
cold weather emuinonces about the
middle of September and lasts until
May. The passengers on the Excelsior will roach Dawson City about September 1, and will havo to do their
prospecting in tho unow."
Cans Full or Uoltl.
Writing under date of Juno 17th
from Dawson City, W. U. OoOde, of
Seattle, Bays:
"There are mines here that have
taken out $150,000 lost winter to 150
foot of their claim. This seems hard
to believe; but when you see coal oil
cans with more gold in them than you
can lift, baking powdev cans and pickle
jars full to the brim, you begin to believe the marvelous stories.
"Portland" Arrives With a (lolilen Curgo,
Last Sunday, July 18th, the stoamer
Portland, I'rom St. Michaels for Seattle, arrived with more than a ton of
gold on board and H8 passengers. In
the captain's cabin were three chests
and a large safe tilled with the precious
nuggets. The metal is worth nearly
$700,000 and most of it was taken out
of the ground in h . "thanthree months
of last winter. In size the nuggets
range from the size of a pea to a guinea
egg. . Of tho H8 miners aboard hardly
a in an had less than $7,000 and dno or
two more than $100*000 In yellow nugi
Bought bv Omaha & Gmnt Co. from
It Means Much to the Mines Tributary to Kootenay Lake.
Notwithstanding the ironical message wired to the Rossland Miner on
the 2lst. iiiBt. by Manager Buchanan
of the Nelson branch of the Bank of
Montreal, asking for particulars of the
sale of the Pilot Bay smelter, the
News is in possession of indisputable
evidence not only that the smelter is
sold, but that tho purchasers are already in possession.
.lust what the managers of the, Bank
of Montreal expect to gain by further
evasion in this matter, is hard to say.
Some of the particulars are as follows:
'���The Omaha & Grant Smelting company of Denver, Col., and Omaha, Neb.
is one of the largest concerns of its
kind on the continent. It, will operate
the Pilot Bay plant as a custom? smelter for the treatment of Ainsworth,
Slocan and Rossland ores. It lias acquired title to not only the smelter and
the former owners' interest in the town-
site but also to the Blue Bell mine in
its neighborhood, and possibly half a
dozen other smaller mining properties
on tliis side the lake below Ainsworth.
The consideration i- somewhere about
$175,000, that being tho amount of the
mortgages held by the Bank of Montreal against the properties.
The Pilot Bay smelter was originally owned by Dr. Hendrx, of the Blue
Boll mine eight miles further up the
lake. He was a mine enthusiast but
neither by training tint'temperament a
practical mining man. Before the
smelter was entirely completed he was
compelled by financial pressure to turn
it over to his brother, who had furnished most of tho capital. It was then,
with the Blue Bell mine re-organized
as the Kootenay .lining & Smelting
Co. and operated a'j loss is mi adjunct
to tlie Blue Bell mine. This loss was
largely due to the impractical ideas
and lack of experience of the men in
charge. In June 1890, it was shut
down and has since lain idle.
Its acquisition and speedy operation
by tho Omaha & Grant company is
taken to mean great things for West
Kootenay. It is said to be the intention ot the purchasers to increase the
capacity of the plant by the addition of
two copper and lead stacks. At present it has two 80-ton stacks and a fully
equipped concentrator with a capacity
of 200 tons in twenty-four hours. It
has four reverberator}' furnaces of 12
tons capacity each in 24 hours and one
100-ton water jacket blast furnace. A
150 horse power engine runs the concentrator ar.d sampling works, an 85
horRo power engine runs the blower
ain' a HO horse power engine tho dynamo hich lights tiie works. The original lompany erected a briok^iullding
00x120 feet in which it was intended to
place refining machinery, but it was
never installed. The plant was intended to employ 200 mon, and did at one
time employ as high as 120, but at the
time that it closed down only 83 were
It is said that for some time past the
Omaha & Grant company have had
representatives in the field securing
contracts of ore from both the Slocan
and Rossland camps and it is estimated
that, thoy have succeeded in closing
deals with a majority of shipping
mines in both districts. But the great
profit will come to the poor men witli
giod prospects on or near Kootenay
lake shores who cannot afford to ship
by the ear load to distant smelters, but
who can now load a few tons on a barge
and float it to the smelter, and thus
get ready cash for the further development of their properties.
Tho smelter is located on Pilot Bay
on tho oast shore of Kootenay lake,
about midway between the upper and
lowur ends and opposite the outlet.
The smelter company's ground includes
140 acres with several tine residences.
The news of this transfer is joyfully received by mining and business men in
this section as it moans, besides a
greater competition for the output of
the mines, the establishment In tfae
Ainsworth dis' riot of one of the greatest smelting and refining: companies of
tho United States. With the advantageous location and tho groat fund of
wealth and experience at their back,
the Omaha & Grant Co. will not fall to
make the future operation of this plant
a great success.
Provincial Mineralogist Carlyle's Latest Public Utterance.
of our province'*. From the report of
his speech in the Rossland Miner the
following extracts are taken:
"In 1887 we find that by lode mining
only about $17,000 were produced, in
1893 1800,000, in 1804 about $800,000.
while in 1895'there was a sudden increase to $2,400,000. while 1890 saw
this nearly doubled by a production of
"For 1897 this rapid increase will be
maintained, as already, from the statements made from the customs and shipping returns given by the newspapers
which I know to be very close to the
actual smelter returns. The production
from West Koetenay alone has nearly
reached $4,000,000 for the first half of
this year, or nearly equal to the output
I for the whole year of 1800. Thus every
thing points to the fact that this year
the lode mines of British Columbia will
show a gratifying increase.
"In placer mining it is evident that.
the gradual rate of increase will be
maintained, while our collieries that
have produced $115,000,000 worth of coal
will soon be of still greater importance
on t"he completion of the new railway
systems, and tho easy means for transport of coal and coke to feed the growing smelting industry.
"The total production of our initios
is not great when compared with other
mining Communities, but still we have
reason to be proud that over $100,000,-
000 have been won from our scantily
developed mineral resources t-i be added to our country's worth.
"The progress of the mining industry of this province, that had long languished, certainly received an immense
impetus when tbe large deposits of
high grade oro wore discovered in
Rossland, as since then most of us
know how greatly interest has grown
concerning the mining possibilities of
this country. The mines of West
Kootenay, with their wealth of gold,
silver, lead and copper, are now attracting mining men and capitalist from
many parts, and it would seem that
capital was about to unlock her coffers
to help the prospector and miner, who
are ut work among the many mountains
of this province.
"A strong and healthy feeling of rivalry is now spreading among the different mining centers, but this is a
rivalry that does no harm as no keen
competition, as in other commercial
affairs, is here felt, except in the laudable desire, to excel in the amount of
production of mine wealth.
"At present West Kootenay is the
banner division as far as relates to
mines. The good repute of the Slocan.
Nelson, Ainsworth and Trail Creek is
now established, but other parte are
fast coming into prominence, and the
Salmon river. Trout Lake and Big
Bend districts are fast coining to the
front. In Kast Kootenay we are seeing the great, hegira of prospectors to
look for other mines liko the noble deposits of silvor-lead ore at the North
Star and St. Eugene, aud the new rail-
roiul will do much to open up the resources of this vast section of mountain
"In Yale are great surface showings
in which some work has been done,
but the railroad is boinjr impatiently
awaited. In historic Cariboo 1 hope
to see during the season big mining
enterprises there, while, not to be outdone, vigorous prospecting is being
done among tho mountains along the
coast and on the coast islands and on
Vancouver island.
At the banquet recently given in
Rossland to Provincial Mineralogist
Carlyle and other officials ho responded to the toast "The mineral resources
Tho Knnlo Champion* Art'  About  to Disband.
Capt. Borchors of the Kaslo champions has been besieged with telegrams from Spokane recently to play
the Spokane team some more. He
finally consented to four exhibition
games at Spokane provided Spokane
would post tho necessary guarantee of
expenses for the team. So far, Bpokane
has nol done so and probably will not
bo able to. As noted elsewhere, Spokane now concedes its defeat.
The Kaslo team is getting ready to
disband. Howard Nash, pitcher, has
signed with the Bushnell Alerts, San
Francisco, a league team that is competing for the Examiner trophy. Klr-
lvy Dronnan expects to leave for Portland to enter the employ of John Barrett & Co., gas titters and plumbers,
Charles Green w411 take a vacation on
his father's farm near Seattle'. "Trilby" Rankin and Clark may re-enter
their old employment as iron workers.
Davey, tho Stanford college catcher,
and Smith, who played In some eastern
college, aro liablo to take places as
book-keepers. As far as known the
rest of the team will stay in Kaslo,
Capt. Borchers continuing to conduct
his news stand and Murphy and ColT-
man looking after their mining interests. Kaslo is sorry to lose any of these
young men. They are all good fellows
and wo hope they will be on hand next
year when the familiar cry "play ball",
is heard.
A "just for fun" game was played
last Sunday afteruoon between the Kaslo cigar makers and printers. The
printers went down to defeat by a score
of 24 to 14. The printers played a
pretty game for a while but did not
have the staying qualities of their opponents. They have challenged thelx
antagonists for another game new
Sunday. The News is authorized to
say that no Intoxicants will be permitted on the grounds. No admission
fee is to be charged.
Great Rossland Mine's Smelt or Likely
To Be at Ruhson.
No Canadian Duty on Cuke, Ores and
Smelting Marliinerv,
Various sites are under consideration
for the location of the Le Roi mine's
new smelter. For a time it looked as
though it would be located at North-
port despite the export .duty on ores
that the Canadian government would
bo likely to make in such an ovont.
But now, it looks as though Nbrthpo'rt
were being used to bluff Mr. Itein/.e
and tho C. P. R. into better oilers than
they have yet made to" retain the industry this side of the, line.
At the meeting of tho Le Roi Company last Tuesday night a telegram
was read from Senator Turner, one of
its loading members, to the effect that
he had advices from Ottawa that the
new Canadian law admits free of duty,
coke, ores of all kinds and all kinds of
smelting machinery. This removes
the last argument for locating the
smelter at Northport, inasmuch as the
smelting can be done under these conditions as cheaply this side the line or
even more so. The great deposits of
limestone rock for fluxing about North-
port, being classed as ore, can be
brought in without duty.
Koiison, the Probable su.-.
The little town of Bobsoii. at the
junction of the Kootenay and Columbia
rivers, is the probable site. It is the
western terminus of the <'. P, B.'s Columbia & Kootenay branch from Nelson, the eastern, or rather northern,
terminus of Mr. Ilein/.e's extension of
his Rossland, Columbia & Western
railway from Trail. It has navigable
water connection with Northport for
limestone shipping and is sab! to lie
properly located for every sua Iter facility. Mr. Hoin/e has already made
the company an offer of a rate of ~~>
cents per ton for ore transportation to
a point-within a radius of bus miles
from Trail, also free water and town-
site for tho smelter. It is expected
'that he will make them a still better
offer rather than see the smelter go
across the line. It is thought that in
case he cannot locate them on a town-
site of his own that he will work in
harmony with the C. P. It: for Robson.
The Le Roi people in the mean time
seem to hold the whip hand as far us
choice of sites this side the line is concerned, and are perfectly willing to
have those competing for their trade,
do the anxious act.
Lat.-r-.Mny <io to Trull
Trail, July 23.���A reliable report
is current here that Ilein/.o has offered
to sell his smelter to the LeRoi people,
also that the C. P. H. is negotiating
for tho Columbia & Western, and offers to extend the same under Heinle's
franchise and tho provincial subsidies,
to Penticton. beginning at once. It is
rogarded as a general clean up and the
biggest joint deal of this year.
Interview Vv'ith  an   English   Minim)
James A. K. Lav,son who registered
at the Kaslo last Saturday from London, Kngland, has somewhat recently
been in the Transvaal. South Africa.
He said in a chat with a News representative that a great deal of Knglish
capital that would like to withdraw itself and invest in these fields Is practically tied up and cannot, yet away.
In Matabeleland alone, it la estimated
that between ��11,000,0(10 and 613,000,-
OO0 sterling are thus tied up anil rendered inoperative for two reasons, ono
being tho native wars and the other
lack of transportation: the rinderpest
or cattle plague having killed off all
the oxen that were used In transportation. It is anticipated ho were-that
by the end of this year a railroad will
be completed to tho mines that will be
able to carry out the ore again; Mr.
Lawson did not think tho death of Bar-
nato would have any serious effect
upon the prices of South Africa
Ho has recently visited Rossland and
Nelson and left for the Slocan last
Monday. Ho was favorably impressed
with Rossland and thought it would
make a great camp in short order,
after a low transportation and treating
rate could be gotten for their immense
bodies of low grade ores. Nelson and
its surroundings were also favorably
commented upon.
New York, ,lnly 22.��� Silver, 59��Bo.
Copper���Steady; Lake, brokers' price, Jll.Oii;
exchange price, IU.0ttail.26.
Lead���Strong; brokers' price, S3.35; exchange,
��3.77H98.87}i. BUCK PATTERSON, owner of
many cattle aud many acres
down In the Coast country,
spent several days in San Antonio, taking In the races and other things, with
myself as chaperon. The chief attraction at the races was the black pacing
wonder, Joe Patehen. I have not, of
late years, kept up with the horses, and
my lust Impression of pacers was of
the days when Sleepy Tom, Kowdy
Boy, Mettle Hunter Bind Lucy used to
travel around the country, putting in
miles from 2:12 upwards. Thinking
naught of the future, we thought such
records marvelous.
Hence, when I saw Patchcin slip easily around the half-mile track twice and
the time for the mile was hung out,
2:08, I was prone to utter sundry yells.
Indicative of admiration and enthusiasm. But Buck was strangely silent
and seemingly Indifferent I knew his
love and appreciation for a good horse,
his pronimcss to express himself very
vociferously, and, wondering, asked
him why he was ns he was. Between
heats of a slow class trot he told me:
"I've seen a horse that could pace a
heap faster nnd keep it up a heap longer.    I'm  not  yelling nor tearing  my
been left with a cross bar over It, from
post to posit, about nine or ten feet
from tlie ground. One night we tied a
lot of ponies in tliere to have 'em handy next morning. We was all eating
breakfast early, when here conies a nigger cook running down from the coa-rul,
his eyes Just n-bustlug right out from
his black face.
" 'Dat ar white pacer's up dar In de
pen a-flghtln' an' n-teazln' wld de
"We all slipped up n little draw what
mo Iv.ick of the corral. I run round and
got In the open gateway. The pacer see
nic right away, nnd broke straight at
ine, ears back and teeth a-showlng. I
took a skeer. turned round and jumped
for that bar. 1 got a holt, nnd was
n-drawing myself up, when he come a
flying and pacin' right under me. 1
never kuowed till then the quickness of
a man's thinking. The horse went under me so fast no split timer ever made
could a-catight It. Yet in that frazzle
of a second, thinks I, 'I'll ride you now,
d���-n you.' I dropped, and lit right
straddle of him, sorter back towards
his rump. I flattened out right forward, stuck my heeLs in his flunks and
got a saving holt with my nnns round
clothes over no second grades. I've rid
this horse I'm talking about, and I
reckon I'm the only man what ever
did. It was nigh about twenty-live
years ago, and I was working for old
Calico Ferguson, down close to whore
Schulenberg Is now. What's the reason they called Mm Calico? Why, he
always rode a spotted pony. There
wan't no town around there, nor no
rallrond. The Dutch liadu't come In
and took up tlie country. It was all
clear, open range and no fence.. We
always had line riders out, so's to keep
the cattle In, and stop them from drifting off to nowheres. I was a stout feller then, stuck ou myself, and didn't
believe there was auythluig with hair
and hoofs on what I couldn't ride. If
there was any pony around what had
a name of being unrldnble, I went over
there, If It was 100 miles, nnd rid him.
"The more pltchful he was tihe more
fun It was for ine. There were lots of
wild uiUMtungs running around there
then, mighty hard to cntcli and mighty
bad nuisances. We couldn't let our
own ponies out on the range loose but
what these wild ones would come
around and call them off. When a
broke pony tokos up with a wild bunch
b.3'8 sure to be lost forever more. Now
there was one bunch what everybody
knowed, for It was led by a stallion aa
white as milk. It made no difference
how bad this bunch was skeered or
bow fast they was running, this white
pony was always In the lead, and always a pacta'. Nobody ever see him
break a pace, no matter what was doing. Everybody noticed him and hoped
for him, but nobody could ever jjet
close enough to rope him. Fellers come
from everywhere* after him, but all
they ever got was a see.
"Well, one season, old Ferguson bed
��� bdg corral built of upright posts to do
his branding In. It was all done but a
gate, and for that an open space had
his neck, for I expected to feel the must
topllftkiil, Joltdful pitching ever felt by
man. Ho pitched a pitch. Just sorter
squatted, give a sorter squeal nnd took
out straight north, pacta' like the wind.
He was a-going so fust It would a-took
two men, a quartet mile apart, to tell
about. One to say, 'Here he comes'
i and t'other, 'There he goes.' I heiml a
yell back to mo, nnd turned my head a
little to look. Here comes the boys
after us ou their ponies, u-uivln;r them
the quirt and spur every Jump. Tlie ponies' necks wns stretched and they was
running their durndest, but, Lord,
Lord, Whltey wns pacin' ten feet while
they wns running live. I dnsn't look
round no more. If the wind had cntight
my face, I'd been strangled. The boys'
yells growed fainter ami fainter, uutll
right soon I heard nothing but n zoo-
Ing ami a humming In my ears. It was
the easiest rldln' I ever rid, nnd the
swiftest. It was like riding n straight
streak of llglvtnlng, sitting In a rocking chair. He was so easy galted you
would a-put a marble In tlie hollow of
his back, and It wouldn't n-been Jostled
off. He was the smoothes.! pacer In the
world, and If old Jehu had n-sceu hliu
he wouldn't a-bragged about his team
no more. I begun to think It was near
time for him to sorter slacken, but tlie
further he went the faster he went. We
passed what I knowed was bunches of
grazing cattle, but they looked like fly-
tag red and white streaks. We passed
birds a-flyln' the way we was going,
went right past them, and I never was
on a railroad train what could even
keep np with them. We passed two or
three line riders. Thej#glve a yell and
put their ponies after us, but It was
like a three-legged terrapin trying to
run down a skeered Jack rabbit. When
we come to a ditch or low place he'd
rise In the air and light a pacta' on the
other-side. I never heard him breathe
hard once, or show "he least sign ot
quitting. If he sweat any, he cut the
nir so fast the wind dried it up, but the
foam flew like whip lashes. 1 begin to
think of all these here skoery stories
about ghost horses, and witch horses,
and a queer kind of sick feeling begun
to spread around down in me some
whores. I lifted up my head, caught a
look of where we was, nun then you
bet I was sure skeered, nnd It wns solid, sure-enough thing to get rattled
about, too. We was twenty miles away,
and right in front of us, a.bout a mile,
was the Colorado River. I wouldn't
a-cared a cuss for just water, but we
was Just a bulging straight for n place
where I knowed the upland prairie
broke right off short, and there was a
straight fall down over a bluff of 20.)
foot. It wasn't no distance for that
flying critter to cover. The place seeni-
ed to be coming up itself right at us.
1 loosened all holts, said a prayer and
rolled off���ker-bllm. I was tough lu
them days or something would n-broke
when I lilt the ground I was a heap
jarred, but I staggered up In time to
see the horse imce right Into the air off
that bluff. Then there was nothing but
the blue sky, the grass and the scattered trees whirling in a mad dance all
around me. The fastest horse ever
foaled had suicided. I fell down ta a
faint right where I was. Tlie boys
never found me till late In the dny nnd
they brung me to. If I'd a-st.uck oai--
well, did you ever bust n red, ripe tomato against a rock wall���that's the
way I'd a-lOOked at the bottom of t-MMii
bluffs. This Piitcheu's pacin' looks
tame nnd slow to me. Fact is, that ride
has spiled me for speed. I've never rid
nothing since so fast but what it seemed to Sorter have n slowness about It."
Governor-General Karl of Aberdeen
I'retnler Sir Wilfred l.aurler
.Memlierif the  House of Commons, Dominion
Parliament, for West  Kootenay	
 Hon.  Hewitt Bostock
Lieut-Governor Hon KilRiir Dewdney
Premier ii<m. j. fir, Tt mer
Attorney-General Hon. D. M Efaetti
Ci in. of Lands and Works.      Hon. G. I). Martin
Minister of Mines and Kducation	
 Honf Jas. linker
Provincial Mineralogist..Hon. iv_, A. Cariyle
Member! of Legislative Assembly for West
Kontenav   .    . 	
North Hiding lion. J. ii. Kellie
South Hiding Hon. J. F. Hume
Mayor Robert F. Green
I Aldermen���A. T. Garland, A. W. Goodenough,
I .1. I). Moore, (I. 0, Buchanan. II. A. Cameron.
City Clerk and Police MagisUate	
 E. (.'. ( hlpman
Chief of Police M. V, Adams
Assistant W. A. Milne
City Solicitor c. w. McAna
Auditor c. I). McKenzie
Treasurer S. H. Green
Assessor 8. P. Tuck
Water Commissioner R. A. Cockle
Health Officer Iir. .1. F. B. Rogers
city council meets every Thursday evening
at the city hall, -1th street, between Front St.
and A avenue.
Royal but Poor.
Unless Queen Victoria on the one
hand nnd tlie Czar ou the other contribute toward the maintenance of
Prince Francis Joseph, of Battenberg,
and of Princess Anne, of Montenegro,
whose engagement lias Just been announced, it Is dlflleult to see how they
will ever lie nble to maintain nn establishment befitting their rank. The
Prince has at the most nn Income of
?:t,ooo a year���probably not so much-
while Princess Anne Is the daughter
of a ruler so poor that he is compelled
to depend upon the bounty of the
Czar, his patron, In order to make
ends meet. It Is probable, however,
that Emperor Nicholas will dower
Princess Anne to the extent of 1,000,-
000 roubles, just as he did in tlie ense
of Princess Helene when she was led
to the altar by the Crown Prince of
Italy. Anne, like her sistei Helene,
and their elder sisters, was brought up
at the court of St. Petersburg under
the personal srinervlsion of the now
widowed Czarina, her parents being
too poor to defray tlie cost of her education. The late Czar become sulli-
ctently fond of the girls to dower the
two elder ones on their marriage just
as his son hns done for Princess Helene, nnd is expected to do in the case of
Princess Anne. A million roubles, even
with the present depreciated value of
that much abused Muscovite coin, represents alKiut !?:!50,000 in English mon-
ey, so thnt that young couple may In
the long run not be so badly off after
all.���Chicago Record.
chief Hi.gh P.Fletcher
First Deputy Chief George Held
Second Deputy (hiel John D, Kecnan
Third Deputy chief John Fisk
Secretary Archie Morris
TreHsurer Gus Adams
Mining Recorder John Keen
Assessor-Tax Collector O. G. Dennis
Collector ol Customs J. F. Mcintosh
School Trustees���August Carney, .1. I). Moore,
0.0. liucanan.   Principal���Prof. Jas. Heslop.
General delivery open daily (Sundays excepted) from s a. m. until 7 p. in. Lobby open
from 7 a. m. to 9:30 p. m.
Malls for des| atch closed as follows. F'or
I'nlted siiiics points and Victoria, Sandon,
New Denvir, Rossland,  Nelson,  etc.,  every
evening except Saturday and Sunday	
 at (I. a.m
For   Revelstoke, C.   P.   It.   points.  Tuesdays,
Thursdays, Saturdays 9 p. m.
Sundays.- tor Spokane,  Victoria and ('.  P. K.
points doses at 5. p. m
Registration office ojon..,.8:80 ft, m., (i:30p. m.
Money order office and l'calolllte Savings Bank
.-I en'.' ii. in, to !-..,5p.m.
8. H. GKKKN, Postmaster.
Masons���Kaslo lodge No. 88. A, F. and A. m.,
meets first Monday In every month at Masonic hall over Green Bros.''store. Visiting
brothers cordially Invited to attend.
Hamilton Bykus, W. M.
E. c, Ciiii'MAN, Secretary.
Maccabees���Slocan Tent Nn. 6, Knights of the
Maccabees, meets second and last Thursdays
nt ciii-h mouth at Livingston's hall, Kaslo.
Visiting Knights cordially invited.
MOSS Holland, W. A. Davis,
Keeper of Records. Commander.
.iiKilloDisr CHURCH���Cor, C. and nth St. Divine services every Sunday at 11 a. m. and
7::n)p. in. Sunday school at3:80. Strangers
always welcome.
C. Aui.T Phoci-nieu, M. A., Pastor.
Don't Start Rumors-
Damaging truths are bad enough.
Damaging untruths���or truths perniciously exaggerated or purposely colored���are worse still, lu these times,
when business confidence Is none too
firmly established, It HI becomes any
man to endanger by word or Insinuation the confidence thnt ma* exist between creditor nnd debtor. Many a
liniik has gone down In consequence
of a run excited by false alarm; and the
shores of commercial history are
strewn with the wrecks of countless
firms whose downfall was brought
about by the sudden commercial demands of suspicious creditors.
Business is built on credit.
Credit is built on confidence.
Tliere Is no surer way of undermining a mini's business than by giving
credence to and circulating rumors
nbout him. The man who stealthily
applies the torch to a building Is no
mora despicable than he who applies
the firebrands of distrust to the reputation of a business establishment. It
is with this thought that we say that
those men who indiscriminately dls-
seminnte Incorroborated rumors are
guilty of an net for which there should
be a fitting punishment
Barbaric Chinese Music.
Chinese music la described by a
writer in I.ipplncotit's Magazine as
composed of almost unheard-of sounds
to 10uropefl.ii ears. Chinese music has a
sort of softness and melancholy ta Its
tones that sometimes pleases, but it is
so Intolerably monotonous that If prolonged It becomes exceedlnly Irritating
to the nerves. They have no semitones;
indeed, they seem only to blow lmto the
Instrument or twang strings at random from tlie Inspiration of the moment. However, It appears they have
notes, though their compositions are
not of much scienitlflc value. You
sometimes hear something like simple
melody, not unlike that which rune
through tbe chants of savages.
There la one thing about men and
women that you can always depend
upon; they are all fickle.
I'keshytkrian Ciil'Kcli���Corner -1th streel and
II avenue, services every Sunday at II a. m.
ami s p. m. Sunday school and Bible class,
2:80 p.m. Prayer meeting Wednesday evening at K o'clock. Free seats; strangers and
others heartily welcome.
Rev. .Iamks Nairn, Minister.
Church ok Enui.and���Southwest corner of c
avenue and .1th street. Services every Sunday at 11 a. m. and 8. p. m. All are cordiulh-
invlted. Rev. ('. If Yates,
Missioner in Charge.
Catholic Chobch���Cornej c. avenue and 6th
Ht.   No regular pastor at present.   Occasional
sorvices by special announcement.
Kaslo & Slocan Ry.
Trains  Ruiv on Pacific Standard Time.
doing West. Daily. doing East.
H:(i(>a. m, I.v Kaslo Arv. 8:00p. in.
H:��ia. m. I.v South Fork Arv. 8:14 p. m.
9:3fi a. m. L\- Sprnul.'s Arv. 2:15 p. m.
0:61 a. m. I.v ...Whitewater Arv. 2:00 p. m.
10:08 a. m. I.v Bear Lake Arv. 1:48 p. m.
10:18a. th. I.v Mrdutgan Arv. 1:33 p. m.
10:S0a. m. I.v Hallei's Arv. 1:21 p. m.
10:39a. m. I.v lunctfon Arv. 1:12 p. m.
10:��0a. m. Ar Sandon I.v.   1:00 p.m.
bandon andcodv.
11:00a. m. Lv Sandon Arv. 11:4.1a. m.
11:20a. m. Ar Cody Lv. 11:26 a. m.
ROBT. IRVINd, Superintendent.
Tralllc Manager.
Tho Shortest
It is the most modern in equipment.
It is the heaviest railed line.
It has 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 is "the only line serving meals on the
la Carte plan.
For maps, tickets and complete Information
call on or address International Navigation
and Trading Company agents, K. A 8. Railway
���gents or
C. O. DtXON, General Agt.
Spokane, Wash-
F. I. WHITNEY, G. P. & T. A.
St. Paul, Minn.
The Fast Line,
Superior Service
 Tkrough tickets to all points In the ���
United States and Canada.
Direct  Connection  with the Spokane
Falls & Northern Hallway.
No. 1 west.
No. a. east.
.8:25 p. m.
.7:00 a. m.
Tickets to Jajan and
; China via Tacoma and
Northern I'acifle Steam-
j ship Company. Kor infor-
| matlon, time cards, maps
j and tickets, apply to Agts.
I of the Spokane Falls ���_
I Northern and its connections or to
General Agent, Spokane.
Asst. Gen. Pass. Agt.,
No. _.-,,-> Morrison St.,
I'.ir(Inn.I Or.
Write for map of Kootenay country.
Spokane Falls & Northern
Nelson & Fort Sheppard
Red Mountain R'ys.
The only all rail route without
change of cars between Nelson and
Rossland and Spokane and Rossland. _* .*
I��ave 8:10 am Nelson Arrive 6:00 pm
Leave 10:00 am Rossland Arrive .1:40 pin
l*ave 8:00 ani Spokane Arrive 6:40 pin
Passengers for Kettle river and
Boundary creek connect at
Marcus with Stage Daily.
The Cheapest,  most Coinfortuhle   and
direct route from Kaslo
All points in Canada and the United
The onlv line running through Tourist cars to Toronto, Montreal and Bos-
ton. Through Tourist ears to St. I'aul
Magnificent Sleepers and Dining Cars on All Trains.
Travel  hy this line and have your hag-
gage through to destination.
Daily connection from Kaslo every day
excepting Monday, at 0:30 ft. m.
Tor, full information cull on or address
Freight and Pubs, agent, Kaslo, B. C.
���or to���
Traveling Pass, agent, Nelson, B. C.
District Pass   agent, Vancouver.
Navigation and Trading Co., Lid.
timi: CARD...
In effect 16th of May, 1897. Suhject to
change without, notice.
Five Mile Point connection with all Passenger Trains of N. & F. 8. Railroad to and from
Northport, Rossland and Spokane. Tickets
sold and baggage checked to all I'nlted States
Leave Kaslo for Nelson and way points, dally
except Snndby, 8a. m. Arrive Northport 12:18
p. m.:   Rossland, 3:40 p. m., Spokane, 6:40 p. m.
Leave Nelson lor Kaslo and way points, dally
except Sunday, 8 p. in. Leaving Spokane 8 a.
m.; Rossland, 10:80a. m., Northport, 1:50 p. m.
Leave Nelson for Kaslo, etc., Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday..8:30am
Arrive Kaslo 12:80 pm
Leave Kaslo for Nel��on, etc., Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday.. .5:00 pm
Arrlvo Nelson 9:00 pm
Leave Kuslo Saturday 0:00 pm
Arrive Boundary Sunday (i:00 am
Arrive Bonner's Ferry Sunday 10:30 am
Leave Bonner's Ferry Sunday 1:00 pm
Arrive Boundary Sunday 5:00 pm
Arrive Kaslo Sunday 10:00pm
Close connections at Bonner's Jerry with
Great Northern trains, eHSt-bound, leaving
Spokane 7:40 a. m., ami west-bound, arriving
Spokane 7 p. m.
1 <!. AI.KX ANUKK,
General Manager.
Kaslo, B. C, May 16,1807.
Bnllt the Locomotive, Lnid the Track,
and Operate! It   Himself.
Robert M. Tyler, the son of William
M. Tyler, has built a perfectly equipped railroad, with rolling stock nnd locomotive, on the farm of his father at
Buck's Hill, a suburb of Waterbury,
He built the locomotive himself. He
surveyed the line, decided upon the
grades and curves, and, aided by ordinary labor, made the roadbed, laid the
rails, nnd now runs the engine. It Is a
real railroad and not a toy���a railroad
over which the engine, built by the
boy, runs dally, hauls stones, lumber
and other materials and farm products,
and has an existence with a definite
and profitable purpose. Hunters fouud
afield with their dogs take Tyler's road
to get a lift toward thehuntlnggrounds,
and lots of people have been delighted
with an excursion trip over the line.
It was manifest thnt profit as well as
fun awaited the success of a miniature
railroad running over Buck's Hill. Tyler, who went to work at It In a very
crude, small-boyish way nt first, soon
compelled his elders to have faith in
him as a civil and mechanical engineer
display, and the Bavarian In the treat-
ment of his responsible ministers, to
mention only one Incident. If It were
not for the Empress, who by family ties
controls "Uncle" Iloheulohe, the good-
natured Chancellor, a ministerial crisis
would be declared In permnneney.
Hohenlohe, poor man, experienced the
horrors of insanity among his own
nearest relatives, and Is Inclined to be I
lenient with his "big cousin"���more
compassionate almost than his dignity
as an old man and experienced, patriotic statesman penults.
Europe, says the London Spectator,
Is suffering just now from the individuality, rather than from the policy,
of the German Emperor. He Is displaying a character with which It Is most
difficult for diplomatists to deal, and
which Is not entirely consistent with
his earlier career.   The habit of ruling
Beggar���Please, sir, I'm so exhausted I can't get my breath and  Gentleman���Here's 5 cents; go nnd buy one
���Harlem Life.
"How dreadfully stout the general Is
getting!" "Yes, isn't it fortunate! Otherwise he wouldn't be able to wear all
his medals!"���Punch.
Mr. New Hub���What docs It mean
when n bride promises to obey'' Mrs��
New Hub���Simply that she prefers not
to make a scene.���Puck.
"Is that a good hen, Uncle Josh?" "A
good hen?" said Uncle Josh, "why, that
and the success, or rather the absence , ,     h(m , n8 h,   as hallslu)ls...
of resistance,   which   in  Internal  af-; _Detrolt Free Press
fairs has so far distinguished his reign,
have developed the Emperor's peculiar-     sh(>-^llnt a lltt,e mou,h y��ur y��un��
ities in a most marked degree.   He had   Iad.v frlen<1 uas!   " Aoeeat look lnrSe
.   , ,   , He���It
always a sufficient belief In himself,
and showed it in his dismissnl of Prince
Bismarck, but of late his belief has become exaggerated Into a confidence
scarcely to be distinguished from pre-
and road constructor. Then the necessary cash capital was forthcoming as
fast as It became necessary for Tyler
to Invest in material.
The boy englne-bullder very sensibly
refrained from attempting to follow
the lines of drive-wheel locomotive.
Tyler was Indifferent to appearances,
but bent on practical results. The boy's
sensible aim was to snve and make
money, and not to expend It extravagantly. Tbe engine and boiler and the
car on which these are mounted cost
not less than $500. The further equipment of Buck's Hill line consists of two
cars, each four-wheeled and each having a cnpaclty of 1,500 pounds.
In running the line the boy surveyor
humored the topography of the region
with which he had to deal, and did not
contract for any steep cuts or for any
rock work. The stony, gravelly surface was easily converted Into a solid
bed. The rails used were of steel, and
the cross ties were of chestnut. The
gauge Is twenty-six Inches. The grade
In Its steepest part Is 370 feet to the
mile. The whole cost of constructing
the railway was at the rate of $000 per
mile.   .
An English View of the tinier of the
Mighty Teuton Kmptre. .
Is the Kaiser going crazy? This question, based on a dozen or more recent
imperial acts, Is agitating the German
public mind to nn extent which almost
proves the   general   conviction    that
something is radically wrong with his
Something of Charles I., a llt'ie of
Nero and a great deal of Ludw'_: II. of
Bavaria, appear to form the composite
parts of William's particular madness.
From the first he borrower most extreme notions of kingly prerogatives,
he Imitates the Roman .n theatrical
sumption. He seems capable of thanking God for a great harvest, and sending Him the Order of the Red Eagle lu
Even his own subjects, who were at
first disposed by tradition and habit of
mind to welcome another "strong"
Hohenzollern, now shake their heads
and lament that their Kaiser, who Is
also their commander-in-chief, acts so
completely under the Impulse of his
own will. They never know what he
will do to-morrow. There Is no ruling
statesman now visible In Germany, for
the chancellor Is old und deferential-
the minister of war accepts Instead of
advising orders, the finance minister
(Dr. Mlquel) Is a highly intelllgqnt, ex-
ceptlonally Intelligent, instrument of
his majesty, and Baron von Mnrschall,
as recent trials proved, though very
able and fairly trusted, has to contend
against many adverse Influences. The
Emperor Is all In all, he is more determined than ever to play the first role
In the political drama, and as his claim
Is entirely acknowledged within bis
own dominions, where to speak lightly
of his majesty now Involves a sort of
civil denth, he extends It to all Europe
and indeed to all the world. It Is to be
lord of a "world-wide empire" that the
Emperor demands, or threatens to demand, from his Parliament such vast
additions to the navy.
Blackboard  Spelling.
The revival of the old-fashioned spelling school hns been tried in some localities, but only to prove that It does not,
as a rule, reach tlie poor spellers; they
stay away from It���they are not wanted In a spelling match, says the NortJ:
American Review.  The spelling school
enough  to  hold  her  tingin
doesn't.���Yonkers Statesman.
Mrs. Newed���Was I nervous, dear,
during the ceremony? Miss Splteglrl--
Well, a trifle, at first, dtirling, ti'it not
after William had said yes.���Truth;
Mrs. Ton���You used to say I was the
light of your life. Mr. Ton���Ves, and I
suppose that's why you nre so easily
put out now we are married.���Judy.
Barnes Tormer���Talk about your
frosts! Why, a boy came down from
the gallery and wanted his money back
because he was afraid to stay alone.���
She���It must have taken a great deal
of persistence on your part to learn to
play the violin so well. He���It did. I
had to go constantly armed for five
"But we cannot live on papa," protested the savage's bride to be; "he is
dreadfully poor." "We can wait until
he is fatter!" sold the cannibal.���Detroit Journal.
An old woman quite repellent comes
In. "Do you think you can find a husband for me?" Bhe asks. Agent���Perhaps���If sonic blind man comes In.���
L'lllustre de Poche.
"Did you divide your bonbons with
your little brother, Mollie?" "Yes, ma;
I ate the candy and gnve him the mottoes. You know he Is awfully fond of
"You poor schoolma'ainfe are woefully underpaid." "Oh, I don't know. I
have taken enough chewing-gum away
from The children to last me three
years."���Indianapolis Journal.
"Ah, my poor man," said the benevolent old lady, "I suppose you are often
pinched by want nnd hunger, are yon
not?" "Yessuni, and by de cops."���Cincinnati Commereinl-Tribune.
"And are the divorce laws so very
liberal in your section?" "Liberal? Say;
They are so liberal that nobody evei
heard of a woman crying nt a wedding
out there."���Detroit Journal.
He���Miss Bellacour claims to belong
to a very old family. She���Well, she's
justified. There nre six of those girls,
nnd the youngest of them must be al
least 35."���Cleveland Leader.
"Mis. Chink has hit on a plan to keen
her husband from smoking in the par-
lor." "What did she do?" "She hung
the portraits of her three former husbands there."���Chicago Record.
Bachelor���Do you think a man will
have bad luck If he gets married on
Friday? Benedict���Oh, I don't think il
makes any difference whether it's Friday or not,���Yonkers Statesman.
" 'Truth crushed to earth will ris��
again,'" quoted the earnest man.
"True," replied Senator Sorghum; "but
In many cases, not until after the referee hns counted ten."���Washington
3he���Tell me, denrest, do you really
tell me all your thoughts? He���Certainly, my darling; more than that,
even.   Every day 1 tell you hundreds
Who will get it ?
Schilling s Best tea is not only pure but it
is ? because it is fresh-roasted.
What is the missing word ?
Get Schilling's Best tea at your grocer's; take out the Yellow Ticket
(there is one in every package); send it with your guess to address below
before August 31st.
One word allowed for.every yellow ticket.
If only one person finds the word, he gets one thousand dollars. II
���everal find it, the money will be divided equally among them.
Every one sending a yellow ticket will get a set of cardboard creeping
babies at the end of the contest Those sending three or more in one
envelope will receive a charming 1898 calendar, no advertisement on it.
Besides this thousand dollars, we will pay $150 each to the two persona
who send in the largest number of yellow tickets in one envelope between
June 15 and the end of the contest���August 31st.
Cut this out. You won't see it again
for two weeks.
was for the glorification of the good ,, , , .,, , ���
spellers. It did something, no doubt, | ?LthJng8 wlthol,t eVfl�� thlnkinS-An-
for depraved brain cells before such
mysteries were ever heard of In connection with spelling books���before
physical inertia could be charged to
weak valvular heart action, and torn
per to microbes, and all ths rest. The
spelling school belongs to a past dispensation, says my friend, but it suggests what might do much for orthography, if the blackboard were made a
conspicuous feature, and the attention
concentrated upon, the reading and
writing of sentences, of which the following might be an example: "Mr.
Wright, tbe wheelwright, does nol
write rite rightly," with helpful stories,
occasionally, like that of the teacher
who wrote upon the board the three
words, "Boys, Bees, Bear," asking the
children to construct and write a sentence In which these words would be
used Intelligently, one boy giving at
once: "Boys bees bear when they goes
in swimming."
Babies Liike Light Colors.
Anything black will produce more
disturbance In your baby's mind than
anything white. A child refusing to
go to a relative in dark clothes would
not hesitate if the suit were changed
to a light color.
The Way to  I>o It.
"What i want Is to achieve fame at s
single bound."
"Then go to Cuba and lose yourself."
���Cleveland Plain Dealer.
The Farmer's Wife���Would you be
willing to saw some wood for youi
breakfast? Fluent Fontleroy���It would
be useless, madam. My teeth are not
ns good as they once were.���Cornell
"So you think with the bishop that
the crowd at Carson was not composed of average Americans?" "Of course
I do. The average man was too hard
up to go."���Cincinnati Commercial-
"It Is very hard to learn to ride a bicycle?" asked the pretty girl of hei
cousin Will, who had taken three lessons. "Well," said Will, ruefully,
"when you hit ths ground it Is."���
Washington Times.
Jinks (at a party)���I don't see what's
the matter with that pretty woman
over there. She was awfully flirty
a while ago and now she won't have
anything to do with me. Stranger���I
have Just come In. She's my wife-
Scottish Nights.
"Then why did you encourage me?"
he demanded, fiercely. Tears sprang
to her eyes. "Pray, forgive me," she
entreated. "I know I got mad when
you asked mo to be your wife, and told
you never to speak to me again, but
I am sorry. I do not love you now. I
don't believe I loved you even then.- I
was thoughtleas. Can you not forglvs
me? May w�� not part friends?"���Detroit Journal.
A telegram from Seattle state9 that the
Sons of Herman order is again the loser
from a dishonest officer, Carl Hamburger,
grand secretary of the grand lodge having absconded with $800 of the order's
money and $115 belonging to the Evergreen lodge, order of Foresters, of which
he wns treasurer.
A telegram from Helena, Mont., announces that the highest price paid for
wool this season was recently paid at
Chinook and at Hillings, 14 cents being
received at the former place for a clip of
3(1,000 pounds and 13jj cents at the latter
place. Buyers this year estimate the clip
to he 25 per cent greater than last year.
The rolling mill of J. Painter & Sons,
the steel mill of Jones & Laughlin and
the Monongahcla tin plate works, all of
Pittsburg, the first employing non-union
men, the second signing the scale and the
third employing 600 men have started up
with full crews.
The Cheyenne Indians arc again making trouble for the white people near the
reservation. A number of bucks, armed,
attacked the home of Matt Winter,��firing
several shots inside tlie house. Mrs. Winter escaped without injury. The authorities have asked Senator Carter to bring
the mutter before Secretary Bliss.
A letter of congratulation was read
from President McKinley to the 10th annual convention of Republican clubs
which convened in Detroit and the convention sent a letter to the president congratulating him and the republican party on the approaching return of prosperity. Colonel H. M. Duffield welcomed
the convention on behalf of Detroit and
Governor Pingree welcomed the convention on behalf of the state.
No   Pennlen  nt   .lolmiincNliurK'.
Copper coins are not in use at Johannesburg at all, the lowest piece of money
being the three-penny bit, culled "tlckey."
Wont   I111II11   HummlnK   IIIi-iIm.
The smallest bird Is the West India
humming bird. Its body Is less than an
Inch long and weighs only 20 grains.
The craving for drink la a uiseasi\ a marvellous cure for which has been filBcovereil railed
"Anti-Jag," which makes the Inebriate lose
all taste for strong drink without knowing
why, aa tt can be given secretly in tea, coffee,
soup and the like.
If "Anti-Jag" Is not kept by your druggist
send one dollar to the Henova Chi-mU-al Co..
66 Broadway. New York, and It n-lll he nent
postpaid, In plain wrapper, with full directions
bow to give secretly. Information mailed tree
I believe Piso's Cure Is the only medicine that will cure consumption.���Anna
M. Ross, Willlamsport, Pa., Nov. 12, '95.
Senate   Chronometer.
A chronometer has been placed In the
marble room of the senate, and by its
accurate time the senatorial wutches are
dally set. The chronometer was one second slow when It was placed In position
two weeks ago. and It has not varied. It
Is warranted not to waver more than two
seconds in n  month.
  Inutility   In   Ireland.
The ratio of Insanity Is greatest In Ireland, 37 to 10,000; the United States comes
next with 33.
The Northern Pacific has begun suit
against several hundred families occupying land in Columbia, Cowlitz and
Clarke counties claimed by the railroad
The navy department has ordered tho
battle ship Oregon, which participated in
tlie Seattle Fourth of July celebration,
to San Francisco instead of to Hawaii as
previously announced.
How often women wake up in tho
morning cheerful and happy, determined to do so much before the day
ends, and yet:���
Before the morning
is very old, the
dreadful BACKACHE appears,
the brave spirit
sinks  back in
affright; no
matter how
hard she struggles, the
"clutch" is
upon her, she
falls upon the
couch,  crying:���" Why
should I sailer I
so?   What
can I do?"
Lydia E.
Pinkham's   "Vegetable   Compound"
will stop tho torture and restore courage.   All such pains come from a deranged uterus.   Trouble in the womb
blots out the light of tho sun at midday to a vast number of women.    You
should procure Mrs. Pinkham's Compound at once and obtain relief.
Mrs. F. M. Knapp, 503 Wentworth
j Ave., Milwaukee, Wis., says:   "I_uf-
' fercd with congestion of the ovaries
I and inflammation of the womb.   Lydia
E.   Pinkham's  Vegetable   Compound
cured me as it will others."
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Railroad In Slam.
Before he started  on  his visit to England   the  king of Siam   formally opened
the  first  section  of   the  Korat  railroad.
I which   has   recently   been   completed   be-
i tween Bangkok and Clathla, and the first
sod of which was cut by him In 1892.
We are asserting In the courts our right to the
exclusive us. of the word "CASTORIA," aud
" PITCHER'S CASTORIA," as our Trade Mark.
I, Dr. Samuel Pitcher, of Hyannls, Massachusetts,
was the originator of " PITCHER'S CASTORIA,"
the same that has borne and does now bear the
facsimile signature ofCHAS. K. FLETCHER on
every wrapper. This is the original" PITCHER'S
CASTORIA " which has been used in the homes
of the mothers of America for over thirty years.
Look Carefully at the wrapper and see that it is
the Und you have always bought, aud has the
signature, of CHAS. .H. FLETCHER on the
wrapper. No one lias authority from me to use
my name except The Centaur Company of which
Chas. H. Fletcher is President.
March S, 1S9J.       SAMUEL PITCHER. M.D.
How to Attain It."
A Wonderful New
Medical Hunk, written
for Men Onfy. Ono
copy may be had free,
scaled. In plain envelope, on application.
BS Nitgert St.
Discharging Ears Cured.
Mr. Marlin F. Farrell relates his experience-with Dr. Darrln a-s follows:
"Dr. Darrin: The electrical and medical treatment you gave me for discharging: of ears of over 20 years'
standing- was a perfect success. You
can publish my name if you so desire,
and refer any one to me at La Camas,
WilllSWHlnOU tlSE FAILS. _
neat Cough Syrup. Tastes Good. Vm
In time.   Sold by drumlata.
Can be consulted free at his offices in
the Auditorium building, Spokane,
Wash. Office hours: 10 a. m. to 8 p. m.
SI. S. I. No. no. '��7 ,
Published evf.ky Friday At
Kaslo. B. C.
Subscrlptton $2.00 Per Annum in Advance- -Advertising Kates Made
!> ,,invn on Application.
Tin- almost ral:
news ciil umns of
erics read like
��� 'Monte ( risto."
ulous accounts in our
the Klondike discov-
pages   from  Dumas'
Yet thev are so well
authenticated that no one can well
doubt the main body of the reports, at
least. The discoveries add another
great prize to British America's mineral resources; for although the Klondike region is generally classed with
Alaska in tlie general public mind, it
is conceded to be a part of the Northwest Territories.
That this wealth is permanent, there
cannot bo a doubt, for while the placers may bo exhausted in a few years
there are of course largo bodies of ore
in the mountains from which this superficial gold has been carried down
by the streams.
It is nearly fifty years since the great
gold excitements of California and
Cariboo, but it looks now as though
those scenes, and perhaps greater, are
to be repeatod. Excitement is at fever
heat all over tlie country. Even as
far cast as New York City active preparations arc being made for the departure of over 2,000 modern argonauts in
search of the golden fleece. New York
City by the way, is said to have furnished mote "forty-niners" than any
state in the union.
Bui if any one imagines that the
comparatively easy life of early California will at all compare with that of
i':c frozen zone, ho Should speedily disabuse his mind of such fancy. California's hospitable climate penults
work twelve months in the year.
Klondike gives eight months severe
winter, beginning about September lo,
when it is impossible to work the dig-
.'ings unless they are operated under
the,covering of a house with fires to
thaw the dirt. Woman should think
of venturing into that region without
at, least 81,00 i ii' money and supplies,
It is therefore a very hazardous experiment to think of venturing up
there before next spring. And even
then it is extremely doubtful if the
average man would do as well as to
stay by the surely rich Kootenay legions, which, il is admitted, have not
yet been half prospected.
The welcome news comes from London that the British government is inclined to favor an international monetary conference to be held in the
United States to consider International
bimetallism. This news is not only
agreeable, but somewhat surprising,
oorsidering that Croat Britain has
been quoted so much of late as wanting
nothing to do with bimetallism. Of
course such a conference does not, bind
the British government to anything,
any more than previous international
monetary conferences have done.
Still, tlie subject will thus he kept before the. attention or the world ami
may possibly result in something tangible, inasmuch as s tub prominent Enjr-
liilimert as Ben, A. .1. Balfour, first
1 led oi the treasury and Lord George
Hamllt iii, secretary of state for India,
are understood to bj ardent binotal-
The proposal of bi-raetailism wai
presented to the British cabinet by
Baron do Couraal. representing Franc*
and by President MoKlnloy'i now bi-
mstalllo commission ~jx-Vlc6-Prj.il-
dent Stironson, Senator Woloott and
Coneral Palo. Franco stands fully
with America in deslrtnjf bimetallism
fa-established. M. Bourgereau's bimetallic resolution secured the written
indorsement of 367 out of 40J members
of the French assembly. M. Melinc
the French premier lias declared that
when oilier nations wanted bi-.notal-
lisni they would find /ranee with them.
An international agreement for tbe
re-establishment of bl-metaillim would
mean the greatly enlarged use of silver: and, obedient to the laws of supply and demand, the price of silver
would inevitably rise to its former
��� parity of about JO to 1 with gold.
J. B. McArtliur paid a visit, to tho
Rambler Cariboo this week.
.1. E. .lackson, ore buyer for the Kansas City smelter, was in town last week.
.1. M. O'Brien, representing the Vancouver World, was in the city this week.
J. M. Harris of the Beco, Sandon,
was registered at the Kaslo, Tuesday.
W. H. Langrldge, traveling auditor
of the C. P. R. was in town Wednesday.
A. .1: Linden of Spokane, representing Farrell & Co. of Omaha, was in
town this week.
E. M. Wilson, a mining man of Pair-
haven, Wash., was registered at The
Kaslo recently.
Miss Cooney of Nelson litis come to
Kaslo to taite charge of the city telephone exchange.
C. H. Carroll of Rochester, N. Y.
an uncle of Mr. Burdick of Burdick &
Kino, clothiers, is in the city.
W. A. Potter of Rossland, owner of
the Lucky Boy in Slocan, was registered at tho Central recently.
A. J. McClellan of the Kimberly
mine, South Fork, reports preparations
for development as proceeding rapidly.
Supt. R. W. Bryan of the K. & S.
railway left last Monday for a ten
days trip to Spokane and surrounding
tOV ns.
B. C. Riblet, civil engineer of Spokane, who has charge of the Reco tramway construction near Sandon was in
town yesterday.
Win, Kent of Chicago, this week
paid a visit to the Surprise mine in
Jackson Basin, in company with Alex.
Smith of.this city.
F. G. Proctor of Balfour, left yesterday morning for Sandon, near which
place he is interested in the London
Hill Development company.
H. L. Simmon of London, representing an English syndicate was registered at tho Kaslo this week and is
looking up mining matters in the Slocan.
B. F. Stfobeck the well known mining man of Ainsworth was in town yesterday examining mining records of
the properties in which he is interested.
C. Dickson of Kllcnsburg, Washington, has accepted a position with H.
Giegorioh. Mr. Dickson is an experienced business man and will doubtless
prove a valuable acquisition.
E. H. Hughes, the well-known mining man, generally called "Snowslide"
Hughes because of his mix-up in the
Noble Five slide last spring, was registered al, The Kaslo last week.
The frequent appearance among us
of Fred Ritchie, the well known mining man of Rossland, indicates that he
has a decided leaning toward tho Slo-
cancountry as well as tlie Trail Creek
W. H. Taylor, a well known mining
man of Spokane who has been operating in and around Rossland and Kam-
loops for some time, has selected Kaslo
as the center of his future operations
and will locate here for the present at
James B. Owings of Spokane, district manager of the Mutual Life Insurance Company of New York, has
boon in the city several days this
week, a guest of his local agent W. J.
Twiss. Be also visited Ainsworth and
Nelson unci has returned lu Spokane.
Rev.''. E. Yates of the Church of
England delivered tin incisive aud
bright sermbn last Sunday evening on
the evils of too much talking.
The Ladies' Aid Society of tiie Presbyterian church gave a pleasant icecream social last night ��hicli was well
attended and greqtlyBnjoye-d.
Monalgnor Euinmelin of tho Okanogan Mission, officiated in tho Catholic chiii'i !i last Sunday evening, and
i elebrated early mas- Monday morning.
Tbe Church of England and Methodist church Sunday schools will unite
for their annual excursion and picnic
next  Thursday,  July 29, to Balfour.
Rev-. G. A. Proounler is indisposed
bul hopes to be able to Iii! his pulpit
next S'tnday. Lev. Newci nib it the
Baptist church officiated for him Inst
Sunday evening.
Rev, Newcomb, the Baptist missionary, Is In the city gathering together
the followers of hit church with a view
to establishing a permanent organization and build a church here.
Tho Lev. II. S. Akohurst of   Nelson
wlll officiate In the Church of England
on Sunday nest. Holy communion will
be niirtiini itored at 11 o'clock. l!i".'. Mr.
Yut is ei.es t<i Nelson for Sunday.
The Presbyterian Sunday school and
plCnlc last Friday to Balfour was a
siic.ee.-.;. barring the rain. The steamer Nelson took a large number of
children and their friends coivn tho
lake. Despite tlie rnln the children
played in the large hotol at Balfour
and enjoyed themselves.
Rev. James Nairn will return from
his vocation trip tomorrow and will
preach on Sunday In the Presbyterian
church on "Ideals���Is it wrong to be
imbitious for the right." The sermon
and singing will be especially addressed to young people The following
Sunday. August 1, Rev. Dr. Roberts,
superintendent of missions will preach.
The city council failed again to meet
last night owing to lack of quorum.
"The Hotel Slocan is being repainted
inside and out. New sample rooms
have also been recently added for the
accomodation of commercial travelers.
Tho Adams Brothers, proprietors of
the Adam9 house have recently finished
a cement lined and cement covered
cellar in which to store tbo|r incomparable Pabst beer.
Conducted by Mrs. S. S. Warner <j
and' Miss I lose.
.,   Electric   Lights.   Hot   and   Cold 2
Baths,   Steam    Heated,    Newly 'j
Furnished Throughout.   Every- %
I  thing first class. Cor. A Avenue <<
��   and Fifth Street,        kaslo. B. C. 1
JV,'-^V..V.'r. v.v SVtJVJ sS ���-.-.��� v.7 \Sr -,.'/ riv_jrfg
x O \_) 1 _tL J j.         '
���$ ���tEUROPEAN  PLAN:���
| MRS. II. Y. ANDERSON, Prop.   Ej
V v
& Front St.. Between 4th nnil 5th ej
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jj Good rooms fiOc, 7"'C $1 per night tt,
i ?!
jj Table cf the  best.    Everything  ,-'.
~h Clean  and well   Cooked.     *   g
���J- Rates Reasonable.             '&
* [t
is :r
�� Business Men's Lunch Daily. 2">c  '��
j,'....,. lf,X-ifA ZjS 7$rip if/i. ij\ z;s- Ay.-..;.\ 7,v ,,
4 L A R, TfcSno*^
jj -                               u
3 HcLcod oi Bealer, Proprietor's, [i
i Best Bar in Kaslo.   *
�� ;
��� Finest  of  Everything to Drink u
V and Smoke.                    ft
fo ^iff;''1'"''',""" S��2SS��2SS��
Front st.. Kaslo.
.few  Building and  Newly   Furnished Throughout.
A First ('lass Bar In < onneetion.
w. .1. wuiTi: * <<>., Props.
-.-.-   .'.'/..l.A.L-.Z.ite-'
Victoria House!
Model Club of West Kootenay.
Hot and  Cold Baths.   Well
Furnished Rooms.   Coed
beds. Electric lights.
A Avenue, near 5th. Kaslo,
B. C.    Piistotlice Box No.65
/������A"/:.- t?A /-.".i A".- -,V- "ZW
Iqueen i
&        EXCELLENT SER VIC i'i. '$
f Reasonable  Prices ! !,
ji (Mean, Honi'jilke Cooking.   Will {.
i"      Take Care  of you  Completely ��
>.    on t hit European Plan.    First- r;
j.      Class Reims Overhead. k
���C- T
Front St., Katlo, B. C. [J
i-j (ArWVAV ��cJ v.- tt/e?&
|   RATES, $1   AND   HPWARDS.
Adams Bros., Propr's
Sole Agents for PABST BEER,
Milwaukee, Wis.
S"       ISAAC WALTON, Pron'r. ;
v   Whitewater,   British Columbia. V,
yl                                     A
Ji First-Class in Every Respect.
g��         Courteous Treatmcut to All. ��
This Spare Will be Occupied by
���e   CRBSCBNT,
About August 1,1897, with a
Full Line in the Latest Styles
Of Dry Goods & Gent's Furnishings.   [|
MNow Ready m
mFor Business.
New Building \
Latest Improved Machinery \
Expert Workmanship !
Give Us a Trial !
the: pioneer
S Stoves, Cianiicwiire, Tinware, Fhate Efef
���      ����� Pront street. Kuslo. U. C.
Do You ^Bat?
lj so, See CIUSTIOLM, the GROCER. The best of
everything in Groceries. Fruit and Confectionery, at
Lowest Prices for Cash.     JAS. CIIISIIOLM,
Front St., Kaslo, B. C.
Largest and
In the
Interior of
. . The '
Kootenay Lake
Saw MitL
II li 0 (I li
Now Running in All Departments.
Lumber Rough, Sized. Dressed, Matched) Shingles, Laths, Doors, Win-
(low��, Moilldin^H. liriickcts, Turned  Work, Class, etc., etc.-
On hand and to Order.   Aye/its in A'e/son and Sandon.
-13. F. Stephenson,-
Chemist and Druggist.
Graduate of I'liarnmi.y in Ontario College, who  will  open a thoroughly
Hrtit-clasH Drug Store In the new Carter Ituilditijj,  north side
of  Front street, between 1th and 5th,
About A rig. 1,  1897.
A specialty will ba made of proscription work.
{   Clia,rles H�� Evans,   |
lj.  Representing B'lrst Class British and American Fire and Life Companies. *��.
iy Property for Sale. Correspondence Invited. Office Front st., Kaslo,B.C. vj? Mutt
>Jijrfr_rh:sir rir vf/: -s>/..rf-/ si
We-huvo just received about
(if WALL PAPER8, comprising the: newest ami noal-
cst designs to date.
We now have a goon stock of $
the  different shades of  IN- a
(lur prices are. reasonable. [j
Call  and inspect our  stock "'*
before purchasing elsewhere. V
Lamont & Young,
Booksellers and Stationers, Kaslo
Mgr.Il i-.iiiiiNii-lcii,oliii- Mrs.J.C.Bolander.do
ndgsn mission. J. Delitne) & vr,   do
J. F. MeNaught.Seattle. John Potter, Three Fks
Chas. Zlogler,     do     John Btewart, Nelson,
.1. li. McGregor,Nelson. R, Taylor, Winnipeg.
F, Watson, Houland.   E. H. Hughoi, Bpokano.
M.W.MCLood,    ilu Wm. Kerr, ciili-iinii.
i'. F. Jftoka    do        J. II. Ross, Toronto.
R. T. Walker,   do        B.Sterael, Ouray, Col.
A.O.Musgrove.Vano'v'rJ.H.Melntosh.   do
T. H. Ella, do     E.M.Klnnear.Kosaland
,i. loseph, SanT-'i-utu isco E.M.Wilson, Falrhaven.
I'. R.torson, Toronto, B, J.MigUton, Nelson.
I.l'.l.i-iiliv.l-'iiiilk-v.o.    A. i.'. Humble,      do
s. K. Oreen, Spokane,   .v. K. Ullle, Roisland.
Mri,E.L.Kracraw,dQ     IV. M. JaYvfs,Calgary.
MIssMnNeil,       dq     M.A.Holman,Woodbu'T
Mrs. Stuttler,       do     .liitiifsA.K.I.n��-oii. Ixin-
(i.Buscombe.Vaneo'v'r    don. Bug.
H. ltulln'i-1, do     P. C. Stofss,Spokane.
J. M. O'Brien,     8u      H. C. Parkins, Sioux t'y
IbaHcC'raWforii,Sandon s. Cuniiila-il. Bandon.
8 iv. Km. i'ort Irtliur Ii. K. King. Trail.
(Ml'.Broim.vu.S.luic'r ('. M. Walker, Toronto
K.   1-:.  Cuniiic, '.'iiM.ir.-cliai. lii-ntoii. S( i km,,-
iimi', Out. Kd. Ferguson, Nelson.
B.H.Schermerhoru, Des (l.''. lloilgc      do
Moines, Iowa. UtaaOooney,     do
A.iI. Huiiiiltnii.Saiiiltm W.S.IiffiicrAValIsV'.'iillu.
A. I. l'liiilv. Out-ill.     W.l..l'almi-1-Aw.AHwin
W.R.Ramsdell.KallSp'l P, A.'Jen us, Victor a,
I. \V. Mi-ll, \\ oil,-tuner H. Htjger. sah Lakti
F. i'. Xivin,        lo B.C. Hllilct. Spokane
Ii A. Boss, rilncaaCltv   K. .1. Short.      do
c. !���'. Jackson, Rossland W.8.Johnson, SlocanC'y
H. I'. Wulki-r.       il,,      ,i  c. Buck, t'olorodo
li. ft. Irvine Victoria   c, il. cnnol. Rochester
.1   J, McCIellan   Kim  II. L-. mmtnott, London
berly Mine I .K.M olfe.Oeo'tov n( ul
U.-B. & Martin  S'olson J.H. Robertson,  do
.in-. Nasbn, do     l. Beunett, flo
A. I. Linden, - raaha    tV.H.Laugrlde.Revelirtk
P. Mil A rflli .        ; M. F. r.U right. N. Y.
K,  G, Oampls n lohn  R. J, Vincent.      do
^'in A wiu-. N.ii'im : J, M. Harris, Bandon
II. B. K10.tr, Trail I'. T. Kellv,        d"
J. BattorlvAwtfe, Butte li.W.Morgan.Rosslaml
N. Brosseau, llontreal <'. Couoh, Valley, Wn
P, W. Brown, Toronto  J, I.. Beckwith, victoria
W. ll. Taylor, Spokane it. J. Hamilton. Nakusp
(1. 1!. Hayes,       lb        W.J. Ilen-hl, Rossland
H.S.Winans, Mtilwa'kee R. II. Btbwart,     do
Mrs. Guthrie, Nelson     I. W. Hunt, do
Win. Kent. Chicano        H   1!. Skinner, Ton,ill,i
e. T. Cross, Silverton    J. K. Jackson, Spokane
il. ii'. Howe. Spokane  ii.W.D3eck,vaneouver
H. L, Ralston,     do     li.F.Strobeck.Alniw'th
.1. Regan, Ln i chrftu-e T. ti. Proctor. Ihilfoui-
IV. p. liiu-iliii i ,81   Paul i. R. Barron, Nelson
A.W.Gardner     >���"     Jas. Gilpin. Toronto
S. .1. Wilson, Spruuls     w.!;.Hamilton.Mm,u-'l
J. \V, Bell, Montreal     C, it. Kootc, Sandon
���' \ N.
iCh&s. Fiiiik. Michigan,
.lames (Irani,
lohn Harden,
i,   '!   Nil'll.Whil-.vii'er
J, P..White, Spokane.
V. It. Green.
A. s. I'lirvvell, Noisou
T, u Stock, Rossland.
i. P. Butler,Texas.
ii. McNeal,    do
n. B. iv l'uv and wife
n.tuner's Ferry.
a ���i,, i Brown, Nelson.
l' c Travel, Nelson,
i. J.Kearns, .insworth
I. f,   lleelar,  Bonner's
Kerry, 11 ash,
-.1. Heeler. Bonner's For-
ry, Wash.
k. c, rravea, Nelson
T. Houston,
c. It. Williams, "
.ins. Munaon,    "
w K.Mci'orraack, Vane1
il. R. w.nxiin,
\. P. Heed,
I, Strong,
Mrs. Snowman, Sandon
K H iLiiln-dell, Kftllsp'l
JW. H. lluue, Three Fks
SI n
JQI, Mirsch.Heiel.-'i.Ki
A. Barttct, ShikI-iii.
i:d Bartlett,
M. Bnrtklt,    "
,i. f. Rttohis.Ros! land.
B..M. Aldrich,
li.li.Kintner, I'liilntib,
o.Sworileu.Saiil-'vi'.ii'i '_
I. McMnlliii.liiil'iM!:.
P.O. Nash, Rossland
A. lliillcr, McOulgaii.
I>r. R. I'ohl, Bsitdou.
A. J. Mtuiihy.-^i-okiii.(.-
A. (". Hehne.      il"
Mtewarl Gray',   du
II. N. V'hKe.'     do
c. it. Holmes, Tae   ru
a. Mctvor-Tyndall.Lon
iloi], Liiftlan !
l.i'.l-.vnus.N.V. ' ale u i
!���'. I'.SIh.: wootLHnokftne
W. Blossom,        do
M, Murlerlv.        do
F. S, Doiialibnn do
T. J, fJrvde.i.      do
J. Murphy, Ft. Btei li
J, F. Collon, Well,-', .,
' .UiAMS
11. M. Kiiinon, Bandon Win. Fischer, Roisland.
Ti.ilaunHh.Ainsv, oiili. I>.Co burn, Montezuma.
F. 11. Hunter,    " J. .Miitheisoii,Silverton.
II. F. Juvenal.    " Gus. Weber,
II. .Martin, " ''. Brand,
l'. Murphy.Bpokano. M. Landrluan, Argenta,
.1.1,.Hay,' ������ Win. Clumen, Ft.SttwIe.
K.'rJ. Kellopir,    " '.t"i. Shuver. "
c. P, Davis,      '��� 1��� A. MoLean,     "    '
itr. Bchander, 3UlsBoulaWiu. Nelson,       "
. V.McMlllftn.Co) nuto .1. Raffcrly.
, Thorn, Champion,    D, Por pes, Trout Lake.
11. Welch, Whitewater, c. Joues, "
H. Bftvago, " R. Printer, Nelson.
II llufden. BandOU. W'm.Oasteili-.SlocanC'K
J.M,Cunningham,Nc1s' II. Rtchardson,CHnton.
Win.Gleeson. Pt.Stcele. F  I'elton, "
I). Peterson,       " J. McLaughlin, RossI'd
i, Peters,Slocan City   K n. Hunter, Whitew'r
.1.. Ilaiina, Idaho I.M'u'  A. Bins, Ten Mile
.1. Warm-, " (i. Ffanels, I: ---hitiil
A. C. Mesker. Bnfle        il.-m -Morris, Butte
'I' M.Jones,     " g   R   Gray,   Bonnor's
11. Rlaypeck.TToul Lke    Forry
V. Kttinson.Howsor I.k M. P. Boulo, p||pi Bay
T. J. Ilu.en, Ymir S. A.Grchum, Sanca
,1. II. Plan. Sandon        .1. Bartlett,
J, Story, " ('lias. Diillon, Nelson
J.C.Iiaiiser.IIamlll Crk .1. Hune. "
Harry Glltt-are.l/iudon..lames llntul.        do
P. Casey, do      G. B. Know lex, Sandon.
J. Helene,       -    do      T. G. Johnson,      do
John McNeill,     do       .I.Tuvlor, do
W. A. Potter, Rossland U. Av. Franklin, Alns-
P. Brei heiseii,    do worth.
.I.L. Dick, Sandon.        .1.Locke,SiuiFriinclsco.
H. Brooke, Spokane      E. King. Nelsoh
H, Richardson.Duncan I). Morels,Sanca
F. Powers, " W.B. McGcrrv, Seattle
II. Yen. Pilot Bav        w. w, Howe, Bandon
.1. l'uliu, W. B. Reward,     "
Was Once tlie llulyii,   lint is Heuamed the
The steapier heretofore known us the
Halys of Bonner'g Ferry is in port
awaiting tho arrival of tho Canadian
steam boat inspector to inspect ber.
She has been thoroughly overhauled
and repainted and n new Scotch marine steel boiler, which is allowed 160
Double of steam, has been put in in
place of the old American boiler, The
machinery Is In nrst-elass order. The
hull of the steamer's frame is of white
oak covered with Pueet sound flr
planking two inches thick, lap-butted
and nailed with galvanized spikes. Her
capacity is 4,'l tons and she is allowed
to carry :!(' passengers. < 'apt. W. J.
Katie is the sole owner and intends to
run the steamer on the Kootenay lake
and river up as far as Bonner's Ferry.
Idaho. The name of the steamer will
be changed from Haly s to Queen. Capt.
Kane also has a splendid barge with a
substantial house over it for carrying
all kinds ol freight, especially perishable goods thai nave to bo kept under
1 iiiproicnieiitH   In   the   Olllce   of   Mining
Recorder Keen.
Mining Recorder Keen is about to
enlarge his offloe by the removal of a
partition and consequent including of
the adjoining room now occupied by a
real estate office. The new olllce will
lie plasteged throughout, and a largo
masonry vault will be built in the rear
room, with double walls and air spaces,
The records'of this offloe are growing
so that an Ot'elnary iron safe is entirely
Inadequate to store them in. The offloe
is now arranged so tlmt its roof may be
Horded at a moments notice, but with
the additional precaution of the new
vault, the records will bo entirely Bate
from lire. Recorder Keen estimated
that, these improvements will cost him
.Mlnliifr.  I'rot.-e'Ue Association.
Among the recent noteworthy tu
t ions of tho Kootenay Mining Protei
tive Association is the passage of u tru
morial to the powers that be, protesting against any Imposition of export
duty on lead ore and another requesting that raining machinery be placed
on the free list. The following are the
offluen of this assooiatlon: President,
Henry E, Croasdailo, Nelson; vice-presidents, George Alexander of Kaslo,
Scott McDonald of Sandon, John o.
McGuigan of Cody, W. v.. Mann of
Kaslo, l'Vunk Fletcher of Nelson, T. (I.
Proctor of Balfour: treasurer, .1. |{.
Robertson pf Nelson; Secretary, .lohn
Keen, Kaslo.
Nllver Hell Hesttinruiit Clmncc* Owners.
Messrs. Spencer A. Drake and .1. ,1.
Oilman have bough! out .las. N. .Tunk;
en of the Silver Hell Restaurant ou -ith
street, between Front Btreet and A av-
em:e, and intend to make of it a thoroughly first-class eating house. As
caterer's they know what the public
wants and intend to Space neither work
nor money to see that it Ims ill" best
of every thing culinary.
linlliliiiK Addition   Addenda.
Among the many new buildings recently completed that were noted in
the Xews' building article of last week,
two were overlooked,
(leoi go Minielly the fruit dealer and
restaurant man, opened his business
in his now building Maj 84. The
building is 25x50, two Btorles and cost
$2,000. An additional tl,000 was devoted to furnishings nnd equipment,
The Nelson house, leased for three
years train Angus Cameron by Nelson
ov Nelson is '.115x75. two stories and has
15 up stairs bed roomB. It, cost $2,600
Independent of furnishings.
ruck Train for (lie Ilicx.
Michael Martlet   of   Bartlett    Bros.,
Sandon, took up a puck train of twenty-
live mules and nine horses to  the   Ibex
mine Saturday with a contract to pack
100 tons a mouth. He had just Imported them from Northport. They
formerly belonged to u wood packing
intllit at Granite, .Montana. .They will
pack ore from the Ibex mine to Whitewater station. This is the third packing outlit that Bart lei Bros, havo
brought in thin spring, the other two
consisting of lifiy-elght animals from
Oregon that tiro now packing from the
American Bov and Noble Five.
1 f you want your watch, clock or
jewelry properly repaired, call on H.
Steuson, practical watchmaker and
jeweler. All work guaranteed. Shop
in Kaslo Drug Company's Store, Front
Another Duncan   Klver ritrlke.
Seine interesting Lardo rock may lie
seen at tho Ottawa house, It is from
a recent and very promising silver-load
location  made   between   Grizzly   and
Haiuill creek near the Duncan river.
It rnus especially high In silver and
the ledge is located, its locators are
Norman McLuod, Archie Curry, Noil
Mtirehiaon and Capt Deptie. Mur-
chisou and Curry have also located an
extension of the Lavina ledge noticed
In a recent issue of the News. They
havo two claims���tho American anil
Coffee Pot.
They Need Tlmt Troll Until)'.
J. A. Otto of the Centiiil hotel has
returned from the inspection of the
rouently discovered Lavina claim between 1 luinill and Glacier crocks, and
reports the property constantly Improving with development. Ho is
working live men. Two snowstorms
were experienced in a week's absence.
The lack of a government trail Is tbe
only obstacle to speedy development.
The are at least four claims that could
begin shipping right from tbe surface,
if the trail were there,
Sold Hid Sandon Store.
H. Oiegerich general merchant, has
sold his Sandon business to I). W.
French & Co. from Anaconda,Montana.
Mr, French was formerly private secretary of Marcus Daly, the noted Montana capitalist. Mr.Giegerich informed
a News representative that, owing to
tho increase of business, he found his
stores at Kaslo and Ainsworth all that
he cared to attempt to oversee.
Now Offices for the Mcl.eod Co.
The McLeoil Gold and Silver Minim;
Co. will shortly open new ottices on the
ground Moor of the Victoria house, on
A avenue near 5th street. The McLeod
mine Is in the Ainsworth camp. Its
others are Major S. B. Steele.president:
R. J. Steele, secretary: F. Steele, treasurer; and T. M. Gibson,superintendent.
Major Steele is the father of- the town
of Fort Steele.
Tlie [pllowing lire   ilie ore  ;llli] incuts "for tilt
|iast week over the Kaslo ������ Slocan Railroad:
Mine. DestlnatiOf Tuns
Ruth  Everett.  lsn
It ii t li   Pueblo. ... 7,'i
Payne  Pueblo 281
Whitewater    Kvercti .it)
July IS,���John Edmunds to Joseph Itlmieli-
ard, l/i interest In Blaek Prince, Pole Star and
Phoenix,fl. O.A.Eastman.to l-'rankBerendt,
^interest In Johanna, $22o. Mnrdnolf McKen-
gie toG. A. Kaslinan, ]_ Interest in Johanna,
$112.80. timer K. Coy to John I Wilson, 2-5
interest in Volncy. 81.
July Hi. Andrew Nelson to I'ne Olson ant!
polph Johnson, all ot Sophia, 8200 iV.T.Trethe-
we* In R.E. Urown.l-Kiof Naiu-v IIntiks,Fresno,
l.ssl Link, MhiiiI S. ion! Hazel ft., 12,000.'
July 17. John P. nodding to Henry Eum-
inclcii.'.. interest in Kootenay Star, fl. (I,-,..
Slowe to K.J Matthews', 1-2 inter,-i UsGarnot
I'l'Bctiiiii, |60. II. M. Itilner to W. t. lloas, Easter, near Whitewater, Ji.oo. Wm. i. Rom toR.
S, Brown, same for -nine OOJlsiilcr.ulon. T. E.
Cronin, 1��� McLean nnd It. V. Hreeii to The B.N.
A. Mines, Ltd., the Humming Bird, The U.S.A.
and Onoka, "ii South Fork of Kaslo 'reek, (l.
July 10.���Hand McDonald to t. cm PiptOibc-
tween Hoat und Granite Creeks, near Kootcnav
Luke, |i. Alex Ruiiles to auriisi lirnii, 14! interest iii Chiiiiiniiisc. 011 Mcl.et'tl Crael . *1. August Hriin In J. 11. i,'iioilro,l-2 iuteresi in chain
onise and Savoy, adjoining, 81. Prank Hanson
to Augustus Powers, undivided 1-2 tnterestin
tlberta, on Bouth T'nrk of Kaslo creek si. Geo.
II. Fisher to Jennie E. Harris, power of attorney to sell 1-R Interest lu Maple i.eaf and Ro-
-eiu . near 'A liil" Grouse mountain.
July 12. ��� Pontine by P. A3Heai'.on South Fork
ul' North Fork of Woodbury Cn , k. orphan Boy
0. M. Gilllland, Peter Nelson andGusSohJUing,
near head of South Fork of Kaslo Creek. Lake
View by Francis Vint aud It. II, Cameron, in
head of Lyle Creek, being re-li cation of an unknown claim. Liberty by (S. A. Simmons ami
K. .1. Mathews on White Grouse Mountain; Ith
of July by George stowe near name. Jess by W.
F. Gordon near same. Independence by John
Worjran near same, Joy Hells by Jacob Green.
Clyde toons and Edward Evans near Stanley
ami Congress claims. Kadive by same near
sunn-.   Liicknow by same near   nine.   Maid Dl
the Mist by.same near head waters of Twelve
Mlie ('reek, silver I'ike at lien! of Wooilburv
Creek by II. Peterson.   Kumiii ���. Water by D.H.
Brian, on east iliorepf K on ton y lAReopposite
KaSlo.   Lake View by same near same.   Loto
Water by B. A. Drake, adjoining stillwnter
claim.   Stillwater by lohn w. Liver8,adlolning
Running-Water claim. HigL_ Water ijv w. v.
Papworth, adjoining I.rtw Water nbitm. Little
Daisy by Hugh MoDonal l and H. A. MoKav, on
south side of Fisli Lake, I'lungSr ^M Robert
Sniiill. neat bead of sou in Porkol Kaflo Creek,
Tin 1-T-ii nds b}' J. II. Davidson, near same.
July 18.���snow Hill bj c. I . Cole, near head
of Twenty Mile Creak, Snow Drop bv Oscar
Johnson, on s,,rili Fork of Midge i reek, chloride by same neat same. Roh rg by same and B.
Anderson near name, Vollcaa oy 8. Anderson near same. St. i.awr.ine ��� by M. D. Cle-
inciii-, on Kaslo Creek, ! m Ho from Mhlti-
viater. Side Hill |��� .I. c. Unllek, near mine,
lliiiiiine Mini by John Bampsoiti on Bouth Fork
Kaslo t reek. Giant by M. Murphy, between
Glacier and Gristly Creeks, ; bom lour miles
(min Vrgcnta, Black Diamond'by Mfkc Ryan,
on Sawyer cr. ck. aiamt it luilos homt'ravMo 1
Hay. Iiruui l.ninon by lame- A. Donahue, on
Long c.u-ek, on ilii ide between Ainsworth and
Blocan tiistrlets. Salfna Praction by Sam Hun
son, P.j miles southwest of Ainsworth. Bunday
sun lu iirvau Flaherty, In Jackson Basin. Bef-
iiion! by Otto Nelson, on Crawfork Creek.
Tiger by Otto Kelson uear same, Manila by J.
A. MeViehio, at head of Ccmur Fork of Bear
Creek. Green Lake John Radcllff. al head
waters of Kaslo creek. A)ie.x by W. K. Bote,
ncAr snnie. Crescent by -aine near same,
Mountain View h> E.J. Blani-hard, 'W0 miles
from Saucaon eaiil shore oi Kootenay Lake.
Lucky Jack by J. II. Bpraguc on Reno' Creek,
aboutiimiles from Diincnn river. 1 limnx bj
S. D. Mcinitisii and .1. II. sprague, on Bear
Creek about 8 miles oast oi huncan river. Ida
by V I). Mcintosh, on Reno creek. Silver Age
bv W. D. Clement!., abunl 2b miles from mouth
"(Spring Creek. Sandon bv I. M. Harris, on
North Fork uf Woodbury Creek. Troy by P,
Mndqulat,near same. Quinine bv John M.
Illllls, .oi cast nrin of North fork ot' Woodbury
Croak. Granite (Jiff by A. I.innrqth near same.
July II. Faii'haTen lu Krannls Herberi.alioul
'.li miles easl ofsaiicn. clei.|,iira byR.F.Shields,
neiir Redman's Point nlf K,,--',-nay Lake. Agnes
Fraction, Henrietta and Lulu by name nenr
saiuc. ibildcu King bv Kd I'dson, at head 01
Flelcher Creek sleepy Eye by Frank Alsirom
on Mine Ridge. Iron Hill l>> bie Casalze.ulaiul
, miles nortnwesl of Kaslo. Lynx by M. A.
Ruck 00 South Fork ol Kaslo 'reek.
July lft, Victoria by Orln I -irkcr, Woodbury
Creak. Maple Leaf by Peter McKwcn. South
Fork Woodbury Creek. Lillt byOrabamCamp-
bell, head of Klghi Mile ''re, . Uedford by J.
Miirry, norih side Gray ire's. Percy by Robert Robinson, south side same. Hiillefllv lu
w. li. Kellv, So nth Fork Ki.-lo creek. Mow-
hawk b) Peter MoEwenandc W.Taylor,head
ot woodbury Creek, consiliuUon. by R. J.
Marsion, s miles from Sanca. Monitor by same
near .same. Neosho Bouth End bJrThos. rayaet.
mil lb slope Coffee Creek. Lost Hoy byW.H.
'ialuard, wesi side Canytin ' reok. Greiit Fusi
em bv L. A. Jarnagln. South Fork Kaslo Creek.
Jennie D. by J. F. Wilson, snt.th side of Can-
yen Creek. \lbiun by Joseph Davis, ounuuth
sldeofCaiivon Creek.
July io. Germanta by D F. stroln-ck, Hot
Springs (.'amp. Nora bv IT W. Preniice. Niune.
Nellie M. Fraction by H. D. luiinas, Krao Creek.
Silver Prince by Alex Ruffolu. South Fork lien
Hurcreek. C.J. Harmanson by('.j. Harmau-
snn. North Fry Creek. Dora by James Harris,
South Fork Kaslo Creek. 4H by Thomas Clark,
!l miles south of Kemp's mineral springs. Rob
Tall bv John Wright, near snnie. silver <}neen
by U. iv. Taylor, bead of IVoodbWry Creek, silver Tip liy same,South Fork Kaslo creek.
July 17, -Mountain Illuff by Dolph Johnson,
Charles Rorgslron and I'no olson, at head of
Woodbury Creek. Zulu by i D. McKinxle. on
Powder Creek, tail Mdeol K--,ilenay i.nke, op-
lionlle Kaslo, belny. r,-In,'iiiioii in purl ol the
llbtiin. White Queen by J II. Billing", t, .1
Slenson, II. ( . Gillespie and (��. Rennlugtou, on
North Fork of Woodbury creek.
Julylli.-VanvouverbyW.il. Steele, ln the
Hot Springs Camp. Lucky Hob on Hani-
111 Creek by Robert Pollock, Sultan by
II. Hicliardson, near same, Sunday Star
by J. Judge, near Duncan River. Lark bv F.
I'elton, on Hainlll creek. Pans by same ncBr
same. Clearwater by C. A. Ilnnua, at nead of
Spring Creuk.-St. Paul by F. W. Rosenfelt,
near white Grouse Mountain. Jesse K. by F.
H. MoFarlanu, near Crawford Hay, Mlnet by
Isaac Lewis, near same. Argo by Charlotte
Henderson, uear head of Crawford (reek,being
a relocation ol the Banker. Moonshine by J, T.
Morklil as agent for Victoria Mining and Development Co,, Ltd,, near Lardo���Clty, being re
location of Moonstone. JUbfleG by Win. Houston, near South Fork Of Kn-loCn'eU Alberta
by Frank Hansen, on South Fork of Kaslo
creek. Pelican by Joseph Fontaine, neai same.
M. P. by Patrick Mahoney, near same. Buckes ���
bj Fil. liauiii, near saine.' Peggy Fraction oy
A, G. Frazer, al head of Lyle Creek. Constance
by Fred Steele, near .same!
Julys.���E. F. Movies, Hob Ingcrsol and Mo-
dona; Wm. O'Neill. Wieel of Fortune end Kill
lion; M. J, Walsh, S. B. and Walsh's I.nek.
Jjily��.���E. J. Mathews, Mayflower, Warrior,
l.iltlei.innl; A.xel Milton.Krie.A lee.Timber line.
Geo. A. Greenlees, Texas, Minnie; D. G. Williams. Crown Point! E. J, Kellv, Success; Robt.
Bhiell, Paradise; It. W. Yuill. Lakevlew.
July 10.���Eugene Bertrand, Anna May: J. E.
Mitchell, Charleston; Peter Folk, Colby'.
July 12.���Franklin Mallorv, McGregor; Thus.
Harris, ltosene. Maple Leaf, Rostock, Hatton-
ion; I.eaniler Sliaw, No. 1, Extension; John J.
Noble, Tiger; D. W. Harris, Gold Bank: c. D.
McKehzie.WhiteElephant; H.MoDonald.TTuro.
July 18���C. W. Sturges, lii-.Mctallie, Oregon,
North Glacier, Prospect Park, Ehjoradoj Jos.
Hlanchard. l.ucv; Jol-.n Itntcliff, Twin Lakes;
Henry Croff, DnoieMike, Crcseo; Archie Mc-
Gonial, Nellie Woods; P, J. Bryne.SanAntDUia;
P. S. Nash, Snap.
.lulv 14.���M. J. Mahoney, Phoenix; Warren
Kniglit. Seattlo Tacnnm.
July 1',. -M.Mcl.coil.Premier;'-'., phen Brooks,
Harvest, Northwest, Canuck; C.ET.Clarke, Blue
Bird; Matt Oledo, Ceala; F. P. Loudln, ( opper-
head. Wonderful, Secret.
July 16.���J. K. McGregor, Right Bower; Berl
Pearson. Blocan chief No. 10, Kootenay Oneon ;
J, F. Ritchie. Ottawa, Ivanhoo; P. F. Stlmley,
si George, Minnie; J. S. Peters, Florida Frac;
thin: J. P. Redding. Gordon; I'no Olson. 1.illy-
Mat : Put Rrvne, Sir Charles. Almeda; Han's
Madson, Red Prince; W. R, Rainsiiell. Copper
King, Mammoth, Big Four. Sanca.
July 17.���1). E. Cameron, Rossland, I. N. !..;
II. B. Alexander, Revenue, Howard. Defender;
IV. .\. Davies, SpoKane-Kaslo, Bpokaue-Kaslo
No. 2.
Julyl9.- P. McDonald, Shoo-Fly, Helena; J,
H. Henderson, Mountain Rat, Lucky Joe; Joseph Asselin. French Cunndinn: K. J, Mathews, Hub,  	
List of letters remaining uncalled for
at the Kaslo PoBtoffloe at the close of
business .1 uly _1, 1897:
Allen. (',. M. Ana, C. P.
Anderson, August- Andrews. James
Anderson, Emma    Anderson, John A.
Amanto, l-'rank       Ames. Paul in
Bennett,C. E.        Brown, John,
Bonner, Billy Boman, L.
Barrett; Daniel      Bowen, Milton A,
I.5eck, Andrew Burton, W. If.
Bnljjer, .lohn H,     Bruhn, Peter
l,;i:.ion John Bush, Nina
Brown. R. ('. .Black, Thomas
Crocker, Frank       Cutler, Mrs.
Connolly, George   Cum tilings, Jas. A.
Colqttist, David A. t.'lurk, W. I).
Crittenden, A. W.  Cameron,Wither P.
Cowen, E. D. Cresi, Peter
Chase, Charles        Colgan, W. H.
Clancy. E. H. Clement. Tony
Campbell, Duncan Costello, M.
Compion, John        Clancy. Emily
Dillon, Ed Day. Delia
Dorman, C. 0. Doiiner,��.Ioe
EnnersoD, Ernest Kills. A. B.
Erneberg, Carl A. Epateen, H.
Kvuns. E, 11. Fraser, A. W.
Fogel, Andrew       Froome, llattie E.
Fossom, A. Forrast, John
Fletcher, J. O.        Eraser, Nettie
Krazer, Low Ferguson, Nathan'l
(jiles. Prank Groh, John
Grenier, George     Grose, H.
Gai'berg, JohnP.   Gold bloom, W.
Gilles, Henry Hitlteu, A.
RatalItOn, Alice     Holmes, I. H.
Hamilton, C. E.      Holliiiuy. J. W.
Howes,' Emma Harney, J. O.
Haynes, E. C. Holbrook,LutherB
Hailam. F. H. Hill & McKacheru-
flibbard, Chas.       Hutchinson, Robt.
Human, Chas. M.   Hunter, T. A.
Hardy, Richard     Johnson, Albert
John. S. P. Johnson, C. A.
Johnson, VietorA. Kennedy. Thos.
Kolb, M. .1. Kidd, R. L.
King, Louis Kron. N.
-.earns, T. .1. Kendall, Dan
Kermeen. Thomas Kauf. Jake
Kreles, Ed Kinzer, J. C.
Langford, Calef      Laird, S. T.
Lipsett, George H. Lomsbury, Peter
Lindsay, H. L.       Lake, Stephen E.
Lamont, John R.     Martin, David
Massom, F. P. May, John
Morehouse. E. Murray, P. W
Maekler, John H.   Mussou, T. W.
Murphy, David       Mack, Mrs. W. X.
Merely, John Marquis, Simon
Mowatt, James       McDonald, A.
MoGlnnls, Nettie   McDonald. Frank
McAndrews.Mieh'lMeHugh, P. E."
McD��rmott, James McDonald.Jane
McCi-.ave, Richard Mcintosh, J. B.
McDerinid. Keneth McLean, D. D
MeCune. E. J. McKay, Harry
MctJleave. R. R.     McLevel, P. A.
McDonald, D. A.    McKay, A. R.
McGellmary, D.     McLean, G.
MeCormeskoiElliot McVeigh, C.
McDonald. Dune    Nightengale, Geo.
O'Donnell, Edward Oldright, W. J.
O'Neal, William    U'Connoi-, C. P.
Potter, Ashton        Peterson, Joseph
Peterson. Frank     Phiefor. \\rm.
Porter, C. T. Power, W. D.
Peterson, H. B.       Pierce. W. C.
Pearson, James C. Pope, R. H.
Reid, Edmund D     Reardon. James
Robb, Edward Read, John R.
Ronnie, Albert       Ritchie, John
Eteid, Frank Renkreist, K. A.
Reed, A. H. Richardson. .1. G.
Radoutch, J. M.      Raynor, Walter
Rolph, Harrold       Schmelzer, Adolf
Smith, John R.       Smith, Howard
Smith, S. W. Smith, Mable E.
Sheehy, Jack Smith, Walter
Smith, Harold Sherwood, Mrs. S.
Smith, Ida May     Taylor Bros.
Thicle, E. B. Turquard, H. M.
Thompson, G. W.   Thatcher. J. L.
Trotrnau. Walter   TepocrHoa, -T. A.
Vince, H. V'raum, W. 11.
Witham, C. W.      Westaway, Frank
Wntei-mau, Ella     Westly, J. A.
Wing. < lias. A.       Werner, Joe
Wheadon. E. 8.       Wiieutley. 11. .1.
Wood, Frank Wolf. L. A.
Wosterburg, John Wtillman. Otto
Welln, John Walker, Lida
Wilson, Joseph       Whalan, Patrick
Vorke, A. Yates, John
S. H. Green, P.M.
First class rooms ut the Denver Su
If you want to Ic6ep In the -,-. ii,<
read the Nowe.
]'.. L. Wells.wuti-hniiikc1 ind |oweler,
Front Btreot Kaslo.
Chicken dinner everj Sundaj at the
Lakoview Hotel restaurant.
Fine private dining room for lai
and their escorts al the ! atkevlew,
The Denver in convenieul to both
depots and the business section of Sa ,-
Did you see the Klondike nuggets in
the show window of Stratheni the
You are never refused a good breakfast   at the Slocan hotel, no matter hoi
late you rise.
Prospectors, call at 3. B. Wilson's
and get your supplies. _ou will Bnd
everything needed for prospeoting.
Wells, the Jeweler, makes a -pecialtj
ol repairing tine American, Swiss and
English lever watches. All work
jtllnd Rentier in To-.vn.
Alexander Mclvov-Tyndail, tho noted
mind reader, jjave two street tests and
two evening performances ln Kaslo this
week, which were witnessed   by  large
I stood  alone  upon  the ocean's sandy
And with   a reed  1   wrote upon  the
These  tender words.    "Acnes   I  love
But the wind came, and the wavosrol-
led mountain high,
And blotted out, the fair hnpreasion.
Cruel waves!-Treacherous sand !       ���-
iie reed!
No longer will I trust thee!
But from the mountain.' highest peak
I'll pluck the tallest pine.
.Vml nipping it in the crater of Vesuvius
1 will write upon the high and  b . ;i-
ish.'il heavens
These tender words;    ''Go to R Stra-
i hem's
For Watches, Clocks  and  Jewelry"
And 1 would like to sec any gosh
Darned wave wash that out.
A well paying boarding andli
house business for sale unoap for cash.
t inner is going out of business.   Apply
at this office.
merchant, J. B. Wll >
Ana geners
for anything you need in the heusekep-
Ing line. J.ils stock is complete and
Qrst��class. A Qn'e line of crockery and
glassware is all .carried. Front street,
opposite the Kaslo Hotel.
Is what has built up th. mercantile
house; of J. B. Wilson to its present important position in Kas'o. A large
stock of grouerles, crockery and hardware selected with care and sold mi
business principles, has brought successful results.
The Newi rob Department is complete in every particular, and. is under
the able management of Kane <t N isbet,
who are now prepard to do all kind- ol
art and commerolal��job work ou the
shortest possible notice. Remember
the place. News Job Rooms, under
Steam Laundry.
Kaslo will be a city of hemes.
Homes need furniture. Qwene & Stevenson, leading furniture dealers, corner of 5th and Front streets, Kaslo, can
save you money on all kinds of house
furnishings. It will pay you bettor to
buy of them than to ship m your old
furniture.   This lis also true  astppeo-
iii neighboring towns.   Cal!
and inspect our large, choice and varied
stock before making otherarrangment8
He who in tho world would rise,
Must either bust or advertise.
Read the British Columbia News.
When In Sandon atop at tbe Denver.
Tenders for School House will be ri ��
ceived by tho undersigned until nocn
on Friday, July 30th, for the supply of
all materia! and the erection of a
school house on block 12, Kaslo City.
Plans and specifications can be seen at
the office of G. O. Buchanan, Kaslo.
where forms ol tender may be obtained.
All bids received will be submitted
to the Department ol Bauds and W, vk-
at Victoria.
Secretary School Board.
IT    PAYS    TO    KNOW"    WHERE
August  Reischl  of   the   Lakevlew
Hotel restaurant on From street ;-
rapidly malting his Influence felt here
in the restaurant line. Mr. Reischl
has boen in the business for eighteen
years and is known all over the Northwest as a ' skillful restaurant keeper.
Be has conducted some of the liucst
places in Seattle, Tacoma. Ros land
and Trail. He, employs tho best cooks
and pays the highest, wages. He will
undoubtedly build up a first class business in Kaslo.
JVz_v.Y s'.'z_s-Si!_tv_jfe_^_r.'-/j'.-^>,: s9_ \-Jr..
| Noble Five
I Bath House. . .
Specially adapted to Ladies and
,      Families.   Everything C oan     if
1? and Inviting. S*
greater depth Is attained, as that is the
history ot al! the carbonate ores in the
The claim is literally surrounded by
others showing more or less ore, and
operations there on an extensive scale
would almost surely result in capital
taking an interest In others, most of
them being held by men who are unable to develop them. Sunset peak Is
considered the heart of the Coeur
d'Alenes, but its veins are owned either
by millionaires who don't care to work
their property until better transportation facilities are afforded, or by poor
men who can not develop their wealth,
Heroic Measure* Adopted in the Case
of an Eastern Millionaire.
"For a time," said a man who is now
an employer Instead of mi employe, "1
It la Closely Identified with the Whole ' Thrilling and Remarkable Experience
Career of the Vessel. of a Denver Wheelman,
Lieutenant John  M. Ellicott, TJ. S.      Louis Rlethmann, n Denver bicyclist,
N.. writes an urticle for St. Nicholas, is dully receiving letters asking   him
was manager of an Eastern company j on  "What  Is Told  by  the  Bell,"  In ' what make wheel he rides. The present
mm ng copper hi the l.pper Peninsula    which he says: unwonted accession to his dully mail
CAMP      IS    CLOSE    TO      SPOKANE.
aire from  Huston.    In  my opinion  he
j but are unwilling to sell what they be-   was tough ns a pine knot, but a eon-
of this State. It is a delightful part of
the world in summer, and some of tbe
stockholders used to be with us nearly
all of the time during the hot mouths.
Among those who Uiok this vacation
the most was a little bachelor mlllion-
Tliirteen    Tli.nisnii tl    Dollars    to    Be
Invented   In   the   Colivyn   In
the  Coeur d'Alenes.
lieve is valuable property for the price I Armed hypochondriac.   He always hnd
j undeveloped    claims   would   bring.    It
' must be developed by men with small
! means, who will do development work
! for an interest.
Sprlngdale, Wash., July 17.���A pleasant drive of 20 miles from this place
takes one to the Cleveland mine, from
which over $200,000 worth of ore has
beer, heretofore shipped, at a large
profit to the owners. In this property
almost the entire shipments have been
made from ore tnken from not over
25 feet from the surface of the hill, the
exception being a winze of 45 feet, making the greatest depth attained in the
property 70 feet. At the bottom of this
winze a solid body of ore, extending
35 feet, has been blocked out, and arrangements have been completed for
immediate and continued shipments
from the properly. The ore, it is said,
will net. not less than $30 per ton, after
all expense of mining, transportation
and treatment has been paid.
Cornering on this property on the
south is the ground of the Iron King
Mining and Milling Company, on the
surface of which is shown the widest
lead in the camp. Outcroppings of
magnetic iron, slate and limestone show
the lead to be over 22 feet in width;
this has been confirmed by the present
development of the property, as a drive
of 20 feet at the bottom of a 50 foot
shaft has not reached the hanging wall.
Assays from stringers in the shaft have
shown over $1U0 In silver and lead.
West of this claim lies the Straight
Flush, on which 225 feet of work has
produced satisfactory results.
Adjoining the Straight Flush is the
property of the Chancellor Mining and
Milling Company, consisting of three
full claims. A contract for the development of these claims was recently let
and a force of men are now at work.
Two shifts are running a 350 foot
tunnel on the Divide claim, just east
of the Cleveland mine. This olalm has
every indication of making a dividend-
paying property in the near future.
Three full claims one and a half miles
southwest of the Cleveland comprise
the property of the Dividend Mining
Company. Over 100 feet of work has
been run on this property, and two
shifts of men are now driving a tunnel
to the contact of the vein, at which
point shipping ore will no doubt be encountered, assays taken from the lead
near the surface showing values of $56
In silver and lead.
A short distance south of these claims
is a group of seven claims, the property of the Little Six Mining Company.
This property is being rapidly developed, and at the bottom of a 75 foot shaft
on one of the claims three feet of shipping ore, assaying $157, has been encountered. A new hoist and ventilator
is now being erected on the ground.
Another Sunset  I'euk Property  That
Is Non- slilppiiiK.
Wallace, July 17. ��� A gentleman of
unquestionable veracity yesterday assured The Spokesman-Review correspondent that $13,000 was now ready
for investment in the Colwyn mine, and
that it would be made as much of a
producer as that amount of money
could make it be. He said he knew
positively that this was true and that
he knew who was furnishing it, but
was not at liberty to enter into details.
The Colwyn Is situated on the west
side of Sunset, the east end being about
the Sunset road, a quarter of a mile
south of the Sitting Bull mine, owned
and formerly worked by the Portland
Mining Company, but now said to be
held as a reserve by the Omaha smelter. The west end of the Colwyn is well
down the mountain toward Carbon
Center, and a road to connect it with
the Murray-Wallace road would not be
expensive, but would necessitate hauling all the ore up the hill over Dob-
Bon's pass.
The mine Is owned by Mr. Williams
and has been developed by a tunnel
between 200 and 300 feet long. The tunnel was started at the lower end of a
bench on the mountain side and gained
but little depth In the distance run. It
has heen tn ore, howeyer, the entire
distance, big bodies of ore lying Just
at the grass roots. From the face of
the present tunnel depth will be gained much faster, as from there the
mountain rises at angles varying from
25 to 40 degrees, or a new tunnel run
from the lower end of the claim would
gain depth with equal rapidity.
It was leased last spring to Hugh Mc-
Fadden, who put three men to work
and built a road from the tunnel to the
Sunset road, and repaired the latter
road all the way down to Its connection
with the Wallace-Murray road, near
Dobson's pass. One car of ore has been
shipped since and the second la being
hauled out now. The ore Is a carbonate
and soaks up so much water that it
does not pay to haul it except In dry
weather. Hut for the excessive rain In
June several cars would have been
shipped by this time.
Mr. McFadden is now at the mine
and nothing can be learned definitely
regarding the new deal.
There is said to be gome galena about
the face of tne tunnel, and no one
doubts that it will all be galena when
Slocan City, July 18,
on the Slocan River railway is now pro
c-eedlng with all possible dispatch. J.
G. McLean & Co., who have the contract for the north 15 miles, now have
250 men at work all along the right of
way, distributed in two central canrfps
and 15 smaller camps. The work has
been largely let In small sub-contracts,
according to the size of the outfit of the
At least 100,000 ties will be required
a chest of drugs with him that would
stock a young drug store, and It was
an off day when he did not take from
three to ten different kinds of medicine. He, seemed to live In constant
dread of being carried off suddenly by
some of his recurring maladies, nnd It
came to be a standing Joke among
some of us who knew of his peculiarity.
"But ono day he was doubled up ln
earnest.   He was fishing, lost Ills lunch,
I ate heartily of the rough fare at a min-
i er's shanty, took cold and had a severe I
Construction j attack of acute Indigestion.    1  never j
saw a man more frightened.   He wns j
lHM'feotly sure that the last call  had
come,    He  had  men  hustling  in  all |
directions  to  telegraph  for  the   best j
doctors to be had.    But It wns plain
that he never expected nny of them to
reach him.
"There was a smooth fellow that we
called Parson loafing about the place.
He was as cultivated a rascal as ever !
lived on his wits.   1 hurried him Into a
Nothing in a ship becomes so closely j comes as the result of a thrilling ex-
Identified with her throughout her ; perleuce he had while out riding with
whole career as the ship's bell. Officers bis frleud Louis 1'hllbeck, a visitor
and crew come and go; masts, decks, from Indianapolis. The two took a spin
engines, and boilers become old, aud along beyoud Sand Creek in the after-
are replaced by new ones; but from ; noou, and about 5 o'clock started on
the day that she llrst glides into the the return journey. On ucariug the
water the same ship's bell remains al- j union Pacific, Denver and Quit tracks
ways a part of her, marking her pro- they heard the rumble of an npproueh-
gress all over the world, and finally iUg train. Philbeck, who wns lu the
going down with ber to a lonely grave i,,ad, saw that there was not time to
at the bottom of the sen, or surviving H!iMy ,.ross tllc. railroad and stepped
her as a cherished souvenir of her ex- off, at the gaale tlme givlng a warning
Istence and achievements. On a man-1 to hIg frieml. The lntte, di(1 Ilot rully
of-war the bell Is usually Inscribed understand, and throwing all his leg
with her name and the date of her | power lnto actlon made ��� (lash- Tlu,
launching; aud as It is probable thnt It: traln waH t,oming tulrty mIlM aI1 hour
may some day become a memento of ; and caught nelthmnnu just ns the wns
a glorious history, the bell is often the   on11u, wnUn. of the trnok. The engineer
for  the  entire  32   miles,   the   contract
for furnishing the north half having I _ia<__ suit of mllle OYvr frosl] iinen "uatj
been let to W. M   Kirby of Seattle. He j ,,,��� gllav<xl y,    Bostoniuu's 'own
now has a large force of men at work   .,,���_ ,,���. __ ,,,_, ������,.,.,, . ���
getting the ties out. Mr. McLean has ' 'Ug *? ff ****** *�� hil�� *�� f��U���
sublet the contract for bridging to Mc- '��� rle; A* tIu> 1,wkwll! I introduced him
Pherson Bros, of Seattle, who now \ under tno n"��'<! of )V distinguished phy-
have their pile driving engine and siclan and remarked bow lucky It was
bridge outfit on the way. I that he should be In the section.   Par-
Pourpore,   McVeigh  &  Co.,   who   se- | son proved a star.    His perfect cool-
cured the contract for the south half of
the line, have a large part of their outfit at work, with a good-sized army of
workmen. They have built 12 miles or
more of the wagon road up from Slocan
Crossing to facilitate getting in the
grading paraphernalia, and the camp
fires of their hands can be seen almost
the entire 17 miles of their contract.
subject of special care In casting or selection. Sometimes the hundreds of
workmen who have built the great
ship contribute each a silver coin to bo
melted and molded into a bell which
shnll be the token of their love for the
object of their creation nnd their Interest In her future career. Often the
people of the city or State after which
a man-of-war is named may present to
her a magnificent bell npproprlatelly |
ornamented and Inscribed with words
of good-will and good wishes. Such a
bell Is usually presented with cere-
mony after the ship goes Into commission.
Ships' bells In general nre made of
bronze, like other bells.   The addition
of silver In their composition    gives ;
them a peculiarly clear and musical
tone.   They nre placed In such a post- !
tion on the upper deck that they may
be heard from one end of the ship to
the other; and are usually  near the
mainmast or at the break of the forecastle.    One  peculiarity  exists  ln  a|
ship's bell which Is necessary on ac-1
count of her motion at sea.   The tongue
saw the Inevitable smash coming, but
was nimble to slow up until he had
passed the spot several hundred feet.
Then he, the train crew, the passengers
and Philbeck begun looking under the
cars for the mangled'renialus of Kleth-
mann. N'oue thought to look on the
cowcatcher until a waverlug cry from
that point attracted their attention.
There they found the supposed victim,
one hand firmly clasping the flagstaff
of the engine and the other hanging ou
ness restored confidence. He pronounced it a slight attack of something
no one even' heard of, but peculiar to
the region and never fatal.    Then he,
mixed up a dose of red pepper, cheap j |8 hilng so ttot'.t eanTwIng^n"only
whisky and peppermint, told the pa- | one direction. If it were not so the
tent to swallow It right down nnd j bell would lie continually ringing as
then had nothing more to do than to I the ship rolled and pitched. The dlrec-
Tracklaylng will be done by the C.   keep the poor fellow from strangling. | tlon in which the tongue can swing Is
P.  R.  itself,  and   the  contractors are i This and the old bachelor's Imnglna- '
now figuring on finishing their part of  tlon saved him.    Otherwise he would
the work by October 15. Imve ^ from Mg^   p&K(m ^^
\ ly charged n $200 fee
A month latter
j i received this watch.   I will never be
llritlHh  Troops   ln   Candia  Arc  At- j rich enough to want a finer one."���De-
tat-ked and Killed. trolt Free pKSS
London, July lb.���ihc limes correspondent at Athens says, official dispatches have been received announcing that a
Voltaire and the Regent.
Voltaire was put ln durance vile in
serious conflict has taken place at Candia j __s young days, aud it was not his
between a force of British troops and a j fault that he did not go back to the
party of Baslii-Bazouks, arising from tne rBastile directly nfter he came out.
British interfering in a skirmish between I Tlie regent, who rightly judged that it
the Bnslii-Bazouks and Christians. Six- J would be better to have young A'oltaire
teen of the British force and a number for a friend than fo.r nn enemy, sent
of the Baahi-Basouks were killed. the   Marquis de N'oce to the Bastile
another important point. If It were
athwartships the bell would ring at
every heavy roll of the ship; and If It
were fore ami aft the bell would ring
at every deep pitch; so the direction in
which tlie tongue can swing Is nearly
half wn-y around between these two.
���s-      P."*SJ��w    "t    A,WM3     it/    tuc    _)U.UM
e admirals of the foieign fleets have  with orders to release the young satlr
five war ships to Candia to Suppress   1st and brine Mm sitrntn-ht to t.i,�� r>���i_(,
ships to Candia to Suppress
any further Mohammedan movements.
Xo further details of the conflict have
heen received, but passengers who have
just arrived from Candia state that on
1st and bring him straight to the Palais
The order was duly obeyed, and late
In the evening Voltaire and the Marquis  arrived   nt   the   Regent's  court.
account of the reports of excess by Hashi-1 While they were waiting In the ante
Baouks, .1110 British marines have been i chamber a heavy thunderstorm oc-
landed at Candia to replace the Italian curred. There came a vivid flash of
garrison stationed there. | Ughtnlng, followed by a peal of thun-
j tier so deafening that an awed t'lence
CIGARETTE CAUSED AN EXPLOSION, j lvlgMd awol]fcr *�� Jg^Tfcg
moments.   it Was broken by Voltaire
Charles   HolT Torn   to l'leeea  at   (In-
Trade Dollar Mine. Sliver City.
Boise, Idaho, July 15,���Charles Hopp
was killed yesterday in the Trade Dollar
mine at Silver City. He had prepared
some holes and started after liis ammuni
tion. A spark from a cigarette he was
smoking fell in a box of giant caps that
he took into his hands, and the resulting
explosion mangled him terribly. The top
of his head wus blown off, his hands torn
away and his eyes destroyed, while his
body was filled with slivers of metal. The
Unfortunate man lived about 20 minutes,
lie haves a wife, whom lie recently married. Deceased was a brother-in-law of
state Engineer Mills.
Record of 1M07 Trebles That of Previous  Years.
Spokane .luly 111.���"The express companies of this city have handled throe
times as much fruit this year as any your
since the establishment of agencies in
This astonishing statement is made by
an express agent, who has examined the
records since 1881) and finds that ho has
made no extravagant claims. A conservative estimate of the value of the fruit
shipped from here, first cost, is $80,00(1
for two months. That is the sum netted
by the fruit raiser, and does not include
the express charges or the profits of the
commission men. Of this amount Spokane consumed two-fifths, the country to
the north two-fifths and other sections
one-fifth. It docs not include the local
consumption in the Palouse, in Walla
Walla, North Yakima and other towns.
It.represents the value of fruit which is
sent to Spokane to be used here and for
export. #
, Andree Will Start Soon.
Stockholm, July 1(1.���In a private letter just received from Mr. Andree, the
aeronaut and explorer, written July 10.
the writer says he will take the first opportunity to make his balloon start
northward, "after the 18th, even though
the winds should he less favorable than
I might desire." ���
crying out In a loud voice:
"Things could not be worse up '.here
If heaven were governed by n regent."
The Marquis de Noce repeated this
remark to the Due d'Orlenns and suggested that Voltaire should be sent
back to the Bastile, but the Regent
only laughed and promised the young
���wit a pension.
"I am much obliged to your highness," said Voltaire, "for giving me
the means to procure food, but I beg
of you not to trouble yourself In future
about my lodgings."
She Objected.
Charlie wanted to have a telephone
put Into his house, so that he might
exchange sweet converse with Ids wife,
but his mother protested earnestly
against it. "Robert," she said, "If you
bring one of those dreadful things in
here I'll never close my eyes for fear
It may break out nnd sweep us all Into
eternity, and us not a bit wiser." He
tried to persuade her that Is was on
Innocuous Instrument; but she Bald,
"No, no; look at the thousands and
millions of poor Hindoos It killed last
autumn." "Why," exclaimed he, "that
wasn't a telephone���that was a typhoon." But the old lady lowered her
glasses, and looking at him over the
rime thereof, said that he could not
fool her�� that she might not know
much, perhaps, but she did know that
the typhoon was the president of Japan. Charlie gave It up as a hopeless
A Social   Leper.
Tabsley���There comes Mudge. Let's
Wlckwlre-What's the matter with
Mudge that we should flee?
Yabsley���Haven't yon heard? He lias
got so that every time he has eight or
ten drinks ho wants to give recitations
In the Scotch    dialect."���Indianapolis
How Wax Matches Are Made.
The 'body of a wax match Is made by
.rawing cotton strands, twenty or thirty at a time, through melted stearlne.
to the bicycle.   He was In a half-dazed
condition from the shock, but close ex-
Prompt, animation showed that neither he nor
The powers of rapid action In sudden I his wheel was lu the least damaged,
danger differ enormously In different j Rlethmann has no Idea how he landed
Individuals. With some men, remarks safely on the cowcatcher, the terrible
a writer in Cassell's Magazine, lmml-| peril of the situation having set his
nent peril seems to brighten the Intel-1 wits astray for the moment. Next day
lect. quicken the power of decision, j he was around ns usual, but has meu-
and Increase the obedience of the limb tioned in confidence that for the future
or hand. In others, the sharp shock of he will always find time to wait until
sudden danger relaxes the will, stupe-, the train passes,
ties rather than stimulates, and |
changes a capable and energetic man
into a monument of Incapacity and
In the Red Sea, one burning hot
morning, I was reading quietly on tbe
taffrall of an outbound P. & O. boat.
One of the smart young cavalry officers, on his way to Join his regiment,
was ploying with a little girl of six
years. She wns running away from
him, shouting with merriment, and
heedless of consequences so long as she
escaped from her pursuer.
The sloping bulwark surrounding the
taffrall Is not two feet high, but a railing of Iron stanchions, with two horizontal chains, forms a protection
against ordinary danger. Little Sunbeam, ns she wns called, rushed past
me, laughing loudly, leaped over the
lower chain of the stanchion railing,
and wns ln the boiling wake of the
steamer before any one could apprehend the danger. I rose suddenly as I
saw the child gain the bulwark. Two
curlqjis things happened.
A form rushed past me, and before
the child had touched the water the
young cavalry sub had flung himself
over the railing and was lu the air.
The two bodies struck the water within a second of each other, and when
both rose they were not three yards j oldbachelors more.
niJr!u ' �����,_.-_ . >    Tue average girl   would   rather   be
The  nearest life-buoy that hung on canght ,��� 8w|mlulng than to be seen
A woman that marries for a home
pays big rent.
The devil probably told Eve that np-
I pies were good for the complexion.
When the women begin to smoke to-
i bacco the men enn all use sachet powder.
The womnn that prays hardest for
her husband doesn't tell him she's doing so.
It Is always a mystery to a woman
why her husband doesn't seem to pity
the bulwark was thrown overboard so
quickly by the quartermaster that It
floated not thirty yards from where
the two bodies were floating, and the
order to stop the ship was given within four seconds of the occurrence, the
whole scene being observed by the officer on watch, and the rapidity with
which he stopped the ship and gave
orders for the boat to be lowered was
happily rewardinl by a rescue.
Seeing by Night.
Nocturnal creatures assume night
activity for some other reason than
thnt they cnunot see by day or that
they see better by night. The bat sees
admirably in tbe brightest sunlight, as
any one knows who hns ever teased one
by poking a stick at it. It will open
Its mouth and make an angry grab at
the stick, when It is several Inches distant from It. Prof. Bolles says It Is the
same with the owl. They see perfectly
In bright sunlight, and better at night
than most creatures.
When a man falls In other ways, he
can attract attention by shaving off bit
with a gingham apron on.
Life Is like a nutmeg grater���you
have to rub up ngalnst the rough side
of It to accomplish anything.
When a girl rides a bicycle she never i
thinks her own skirt blows up as much f i
as the others she sees.
The first thing some men will do
when they get to heaven will be to hunt
around for one of the old patriarchs so
they can tell him all the new stories
they know.
Novel Love  Letters.
It is well known, says a contemporary, that, when the petals   of   the
great  Laurel  Magnolia are  touched,
however lightly, the result Is n brown l
spot, which develops ln a few hours.
The fact is taken advantage of by the '
South American  lover,  who pulls a
magnolia flower, and on one of its pure J
white petals writes n motto or message ^1
with a Bharp pointed pencil.    Then (I
he sends the flower, tho young lady
puts It ln a vase of water, and ln three
or four hours the message written on u
the leaf becomes perfectly visible, and
remains so.
The Women's Department, of Which
These Ladles Are the Head, Is One
of the Most Admired Features of
the Hit Show.
Are Leaders All.
One of the most admired features of
the Tennessee centennial exposition
is the woman's department. Jn a picturesque building, which is nn exact
reproduction of Andrew Jackson's celebrated Hermitage, elegantly furnished nnd decorated, they have an exhlb-
It, wherein Is shown progress of woman's work, along artistic and educational lines, not only In Tennessee but
in all parts of the world. The exhibit
has been collected by systematic nnd
organized effort on the pnrt of Tennessee women, to which, work none have
o.emphls she made her debut In society, and from that time was an acknowledged belle throughout the South. At
White Sulphur Springs, Old Point Comfort, and the charming resorts of the
Carolinas, her unusual beauty and her
graceful and winning manners won
for her admiration on all sides. In
1880 she was married to Van Leer
Kirk-nan, of Nashville, which city has
since been her home. Her husband is
one of the State's leading citizens. Mr.
and Mrs. Kirkman have three sons,
Van Leer Jr., Macon and Anthony
Wayne. Their home���Oak Park���situated five miles from Nashville, Is oue
of the most complete and beautiful
country seats In the South, and here a
generous hospitality has ever been dls
Miss Ada Scott Elce is one of the
women who make an Instantaneous
good Impression on those who meet
them, and the Impression always lasts.
She Is a graduate of Ward's Seminary,
the Vassar of the South, nnd her weil-
trained mind makes her a valuable officer. She has written numerous sprightly articles for the dally nnd weekly
papers, in addition to performing her
arduous dlutles as secretary. She lives
at Nashville.
Mrs. Robert Forde Weakley Is prominent ln social circles and Is ever eu-
gaged at the same time In works of
charity, being one of the most Indefatigable laborers in any cause which
appeals to humanity. She was Miss
Margaret Johnson, of Memphis, and
married Robert F. Weakley, a leading
business man. She now lives at Nashville.
Mrs. Charles N. Grosvenor, the vice
president for West Tennessee, Is a
Memphis lady, a daughter of Napoleon
Hill, of that city. She graduated with
honors from Hlgbee School of Memphis, aud later spent some time ln Mrs.
Heed's school In New York, pursuing
special lines of culture. She hns fine
literary tastes, Is a social leader, nnd
closely connected with the club life of
Athletic  Sisters Who Can  Farm and
Do Housework as Well as Die Coal.
A coal mine ran by women Is an innovation In America. In sections of
Germany, England and Wales It Is a
common thing for women to work in
and about coal mines, although of late
years this custom has been almost
abolished in Wales.
In tlie Siahoney Valley, several miles
southwest of Shninokln, Pa., lives Joseph Maus, a native of Germany, who
is owner and operator of a coal mine.
Ills four grown daughters and three
younger girls help him lu operating the
colliery. * Their father considers them
If # I * f
tlie best slate pickers and workers ln
the anthracite region. He finds them
dutiful, cheerful workers, and he never
has any fears of their going on strikes
for higher wages or from any Imaginary grievances.
Mr. Maus superintends the mine and
works ait cutting out the cool. The oldest daughter, Katie, 22 years of age,
performs the duties usually assigned to
an outside foreman. She supervises
the running of the breaker In a very
satisfactory manner, and attends to
selling tho coal to the hundreds of
(formers who live In the valley. Mary,
21 years old, has charge of the mules
contributed more than Mrs. Van Leer
Kirkman, president of the Woman's
Department; Miss.Ada Scott Rice, Secretary; Mrs. Robert F. Weakley, Treasurer, and Mrs. Charles W. Grosveuor,
Vice President for Western Tennessee.
These women are not only foremost
among exposition workers, but nre also leaders ln the social, literary and
club life of the South.
Mrs. Van Leer Kirkman comes from
an old and honored Tennessee family.
Her grandfather, Hon. Jacob Thomp-
���on, was a member of President Buchanan's-Cabinet.  The first four years
of her life were spent in Cuba, and
thereafter, until her marriage, she lived at Memphis.   In that city she received her early education under the
Episcopal Sisters of St Mary, pursuing later a course of study at Fairmont
lOollege.   At the age of 16 she was sent
labroad for the completion of her ednca-
Ftlon.   Two years spent at school in
1 Paris were supplemented by a year of
; travel through the principal countries
��f Europe.   Shortly after ber return to
heV native city. She Is president of the
Woman's Council of Memphis, the largest organization of women In the
South, and occupies responsible positions In several other clubs and associations. Mrs. Grosvenor Is petite in
flgute, has a piquant face, dsrk hair,
ami large expressive eyes of gray. Her
manner is characterized by vivacity
Dr. Webb's Locomotive Searchlight,
Persons who happened to be ln the
Union Station yard last night about
10:30 were struck with the unusual
brilliancy of the place The reason for
this wns that the private engine of Dr.
Seward Webb, the Nehasene, was In
the yard with a new searchlight on Its
pilot, which threw a very powerful
light on the track and the objects within Its range. The searchlight Is about
the size of the ordluury light carried
on tlie pilots of locomotives, only It is
many times more brilliant. The power
for the light Is generated In a small dynamo operated Independent of the
mechanism of tbe engine. The engine
was ln charge of Engineer McFndden,
who was kept busy explaining the light
to a curious and Interested crowd of
railroad men. The engine was ordered
to Utica, and left on its run at 10:30.
The light is able to allow the engineer
to discern objects distinctly at the distance of a mile.���Albany Argus.
The  Kind.
Fuddy���Between you and me, I believe my wife thinks more of the butcher than she does of me.
Duddy���You don't mean it!
Fuddy���I do; but I am not Jealous.
Duddy���Not Jealous?
Fuddy���You wouldn't be surprised If
you knew what kind of thoughts she
thinks of him.���Boston Transcript
Same Thins.
"Susy cannot go to the art exhibition;
the puppy has torn up her hat."
"Well, let her wear the red lamp
shade; no one will know the difference."���Detroit Free Press.
which hoist the coal from the Interior
of the mine by an old-fashioned gin.
Anne, .who is a pretty good mechanic,
runs the pump that keeps the mine
from filling up with water and feeds
the boiler and engine that operates the
machinery. Lizzie Is tlie slate picker
boss and is assisted by her three younger sisters and little brothers in clearing
the coal of slate as It passes down the
chutes Into the storage pockets.
These energetic young women are
fine specimens of womanhood and nre
stronger than the average man. They
are almost six feet In height, and well
proportioned, erect and weigh on nn
average of 200 pounds- They do not
confine their muscles and lungs In corset aud lace rheui Into elgh teen-Inch
waists, with the assistance of tlie bedpost previous to going to work, and
they are satisfied with the fine physical perfections with which nature hns
endowed them and are content to let
nature have her sway which keeps
them In perfect health ami strength.
They have never known a day's Illness
ln their lives nnd a visit from a doctor
Is an unknown experience.
Their clothes are not of the approved
new woman order, but are of serviceable material, the skirt just reaching the
ankles. They wear stout brogans on
their feet and take turn about helping
their mother with the work on tie farm
nnd In the house. They are expert
farmers and housekeepers. Mrs. Maus
runs the farm and her huslmnd claims
it Is a better paying Investment than
the coal mine. The girls work hard six
days In the week and seem happy and
contented with their lot
Job Department
j Is Now Complete in Every Particular and is Under i
| <** <�� the Able Management of j* &
Who have spared no pains or expense in getting
everything first-class and in the latest designs.
We are, therefore, enabled to turn out all
kinds of Art and Commercial Printing, ��M & **
Prospectuses, Stock Certificates,
Bill Heads, Letter Heads,
Cards, Etc.
In fact anything from a Milk Ticket to a
Circus Bill J>
Work Done on the Shortest Possible Notice
* %^%%<ww%^%% %^w%^%%^%%%^%%^%f
Claims un  Tin-In- Mile Creek llond-
eil  for Thirty-Five  Thou*nn<l
Only ���  Ijtttle Premature.
"I can't hear a suit that Isn't pending," said a judge to a young lawyer
who was seeking advice.
"I know lit Isn't pending," replied the
young man, In some confusion, "but It
Is about to pend."���The Green Bag.
Nelson, B. C, July 17.���A deal has
been arranged by which the Hillside
and No. 1 claims, adjoining the Exchequer mine, on Toad mountain, will
pass from William Moore to W. H.
Carbould, general manager of the Canadian Pacific Exploration Company.
Limited. The price for the Hillside is
$12,000, and the No. 1 $10,000. The first
payment, of $4200, is to be made at 12
o'clock today. The adjoining claims,
the Alaska and Golden, were purchased last fall by Mr. Carbould for
$5000 cash. It is the intention of the
purchaser to at once put as many men
to work as possible and to rush matters. The ore Is free milling and the
probabilities are that the ore will be
piled on the dump until a stamp mill
can be erected. The ore is a decomposed quartz, showing a surface width
of six feet on the No. 1. Assays from
picked specimens run up Into the thousands, but a severe test from all parts
of the ledge by Mr. Carbould gave an
average of $120 in gold. About $1000
worth of work has been done on the
Hillside and $2000 on the No. 1. On the
latter a tunnel has been run to crosscut the lead, but haB not yet been completed. Owing to a slight complication
the No. 1 was allowed to lapse this
week and was restaked under the
name of the California, by which name
in future It will be known.
The ore from the Silver King mine
seems to be steadily Improving in quality and In consequence the blast furnace is turning out a greater proportion of matte. The refining furnace is
engaged in turning out white metal
and working over old furnace bottoms.
Already a large quantity of while metal has been produced which will soon
be converted into blister copper.
When you have a country woman to
dinner, notice how shy she Ls of the butter you serve.
SL.OCAN       CLAIMS      ARE      BONDED.
the Farini camp, and comprise the
Get There Ell group and the Bacheller
group. These groups include the Get
There Eli, Occidental. Reno, V. & M.,
F. Li. C., Bacheller and Bacheller Fraction.
Considerable development work has
been done on some of the properties.
The Get There Eli has a 75-foot tunnel,
the ledge being visible on the whole of
both sides of the tunnel, and assays
running as high as $80 in gold and 400
ounces In silver. On the V. & M. an
80-foot tunnel shows the richest ore of
any of the claims for the amount of
development work done.
Three tunnels have been driven on
the Bacheller, the first being 80 feet,
another 90 feet and the third not over
25 feet���all In rich ore.
The properties have been actively
worked by Mr. Farini for some time.
He is a mining man of world-wide experience, and has great faith In his
Twelve Mile creek holdings and ln this
entire district.
Mr. Hoffman left at once for Spokane, taking with him samples of ore
and reports on the mines from H. S.
Sherard and Mr. Farini, both well
known experts.
Last week J. B. Callahan, ln prospecting on the Two Friends ground,
on Springer creek, uncovered what ls
believed to be the richest and most
valuable ledge yet discovered on that
property. It was found about 30 feet
from the old tunnel, the ledge being
four feet wide and can be traced for
1200 feet. The cropplngs show from
eight to 10 inches of ore, similar to
that now in the orehouse. The samples brought down are full of galena
and carbonates, and the Indications
are that the discovery ls a most valu
able one. A meeting of the original
locators of the Two Friends was held
and It was decided to begin work at
once on the property. Mr. Callahan
was put in charge, and already has a
crew of men prosecuting development
Residents and mining men of Slocan
City have all along believed that the
discontinuing of work by the Two
Friends company was premature, and
are not a little pleased that it will
soon be shipping ore again. It is believed that at least $50,000 worth of ore
is already in sight.
The Arlington and Howard Fraction
are now shipping ore, and the Meteor
group will soon be doing the same.
The second payment of $5000 on the
Howard Fraction has been made. The
working force on this mine will be increased at an early date.
Thirty-Five   Thousand    Dollar*    for
Twelve   Mile   Creek   Propertlex.
Slocan City, B. C, July 17.���G. A.
Farini, owner of a number of claims
on Twelve Mile creek, has bonded seven of them to Charles L. Hoffman, the
consideration being $35,000. The properties are located at what ls known as
Baby Born In the Penitentiary.
Boise, Idaho, July 10.���Mrs. Josie
Kensler, recently sent to the penitentiary
from Elmore county for the murder of her
husband, John Kensler, on October 17
last, has given birth to a girl baby. THE
The new addition, which is fitted with every modern convenience, is now completed.
Cockle and Papworth, Proprietors. '        Rates, $2.50 and $3.00 Per Day.
Front Street, Kaslo, British. Columbia.
Doing of tlie Town anil Progress
of tiie Mines
A. recent visit to Ainsworth showed
i vorything progressing in that flourishing camp.
Tin' new hotel of Madden & G&tfvey
is boing rapidly completed. It will
will In- 26x50 feet ground plan and two
stories high. It. will be completed
aboul the middlo of August and will
i >s: in the neighborhoi I ot $2,500.
C. F. Olson, proprietor of the Hot
Springs hotel informed the News man
that be intended beginning a new addition to his hotel this week, 25x75 foot,
making 50 feet frontage for the whole
building and over 111) rooms. Ho osti-
mated tho cost at $2,0011.
As indicative of how the eamp i8
growing in families, attention is called
to the fact that while last .choolyear
there were but 32 children of school
age, the number has now increased to
70. The sWionl trustees have made application to the higher school authorities to have the rank of the .school
raised from that of an assisted school
to a rural school. Miss Monroe, the
popular teacher from Victoria, will be
Jacob Fink of 11, Giegrieh's store
and Mis-. Bessie Johnson were married
at Nelson July 12th, ami will make
A iii- worth their future home.
r;A. Stalberg,the assayer, la kept very
busy those days examining new rock
samples continually being brought in
by prospectors,
Rev. J. H. Sharp, the popular and
energetic young clergyman,holds evening services onco a week at all the leading m ies around the camp. It fills
Dearly every evening In the week for
him and is highly appreciated by his
.f. Fitzpatrick utilizes the natural re-
sour, as tjf the town in great shape in
bis bathhouse and laundry. The water
from the hot springs Hows right
through his building, and warn mineral water baths may be had without
extra cost. Ho also turns out lirst-cliiss
laundry work.
The veteran mining agent, 1. N.
Knight, is Btlll In the lieUI and reports
a good business, lie has been the
means of bringing together many prospectors ami capitalists in his time.    '
.lohn MoGarvej rs delivery teams are
kept busy delivering lumber for new
R. F, Uuwartli. the manager for tho
Ainsworth butcher shop of Burn. &
Co.'S .system, limls all that ho can do to
keep up with the demand for meat,
Postmaster Henry will hereafter
keep the News on sale with his other
The Skyline, owned by A. L. McCttne
of the Fayne, has been one of the famous shippers of the camp, Bupt. Scott
McDonald ol the Payne, who is also Interested with Mr. Met'une n the Skyline, Is quoted us say ing that operations
wiil be resumed there this fall.
Th" Number l is sustaining well its
Old reputation. A strike has recently
been made, and u large ore body exposed in the lower tunnel where de-
���.alopment work ii b.ing especially
pushed. The Number Ono has been
regarded as an expensive mine to work,
bui it has paid for itself Boveral times
over. New ore bins have recently been
.-rc'jtod on the lake shore tn accommodate Its increased output. His owned
by Curtis Bros. <S: MeDougall of Nova
Scotia. Its ore is dry siliclous, iron
sulphides. It has the oldest concentrator in the camp, built ten years ago.
Tho machinery for the Highlander
has arrived. The cable buckets and
all material for the wire tram are at
Mile Point. Surveying and clearing
for the mill is proceeding just this side
of Mile Point on the Ivanhoe property
on the lake shore qwncd by the Highlander people.
Tho  Highland, which is considered
by some the  best  open  mine   in the
camp, ha?  over  2,000  foet  of underground work   done.   Jt  also  has  the i
right of way for its tram secured and I
cleared and a concentrator sito located j
nt the mouth of Cedar Creek.
The Neosho, three and one-half miles
from town, is being   worked  under a
two years' bond aud lease by the Hall's
Minos Exploration Co.   They have a!
double shift, a hoist and pump  working, are now 3topeing on tne shaft, and ,
nvery thing is  looking well.   There Is
tt lot of ore ready to be shipped as Boon
as tho Highland tram is completed.       i
Tho tramway ie completed 'at tbe Cft* j
nadian Pacific Mining and Milling
Co.'s property. The Black Diamond
is sending its.ore ,to this company's
concentrator at the mouth of Woodbury Creek.     '   '
The Silver Glance, on Woodbury
Creek, is working ten men in very rich
ore, which Ih Itself is sufficient to disprove the old low grade theory of the
cam]).   ���    '
The Surprise, about four miles north
of "town, has uncovered a vein of quart.
14 feet wide yielding from 60 to 00 o/.s.
of silver and a good per cent of load.
Strobeok & Mi-Arthur have bonded
the, Dora, just south of the Hand, and
are at work on it.
The Emerson and Earl claims, a mile
west of town, have assays whjcb ran
$-1 in gold from the outcroppings.
There is au especially line showing on
the Earl. A great quartz lead runs
through these claims.
S. Weese a recent arrival-from Minnesota has obtained interests in the
Boots, the 0. P., the Hamilton, north
of the Snelling. the O. K., north of
the Tariff and the Revenue on Cedar
The Star is working a double shift
of men.
The Maestro, just north of the Little
Phil, owned by A. L. MoCune has completed 2:10 feet of tunnel, is in soft
ground and apparently close to the
The ,lefT Davisi'is building a spur
wagon road to connect with the regular
road. Its machinery ordered from
���lenks & Co., Quebec, is expected
shortly. The miuo has an incline
down 50 feet, but being troubled by-
water is forced to suspend work until
the arrival of the machinery. The
showing is strong in the bottom of the
incline and the ledge is looking well.
The Tariff 1. showing up a line new
ore body four or live feet wide.
Several new discoveries up the north
fork of Woodbury ereek are, looking
well. If a trail could bo made there it
would undoubtedly develop a very
large mining region.
A Wild Story of the Caribou and the
Even the wild rush to California in
'49 hardly equaled that to Caribou ten
years later. Surely there never has
been such a frenzied scramble for gold
as that which Riled the harbor of Victoria, Vancouver Island, with a navy of
antiquated, leaky craft, laden to the
scuppers with a horde of dauntless adventurers, burning to reach the precious placers of the Upper Frazer.
These upper reaches are wild enough
oven today; forty years ago they were
in the heart of an untrodden wilderness, writes Charles S. Bramble in a
recent issue of the Philadelphia Press.
Civilization had not penetrated further
than the guns of the British cruisers
could roach; even the log forts of the
Hudson Bay Company wore not to be
found in the remoter parts of that region so aptly described years afterward
by Lord Dufforin as "a sea of mountains." Gold was known to exist; inland tribes bartered it with others
nearer the coast for powder and lead,
or blankets, and it eventually made its
way to Victoria; but where it was
found, or in what quantities, no white
man knew, uuless indeed it was the
head factors of the company, and it was
part of their duty to withhold all such
matter, from the world, that they
might, keep the groat Northwest, a
breeding ground for tho fur bearing
animals for all time. But one day a
certain Jim Barker found his way up
stream, dug gold dust from the bars by
tlie spade full, and then a dozen Hud-
sou Bay Companies could not have
kept back the adventurers. The rush
had begun.
The Hardnhlpi ot i!i.> Carllion.
There were no woods, or even trails
save thoso made by tbe grizzly and the
blacktail; the Frazer and Thompson
were cruel streams, ice cold and full of
terrible rapids and oddios. But when
did danger deter the gold seeker? The
army of red-shirted, big-booted daredevils pressed on until Caribou and Its
rich placers had been reached. Hundreds died on the way. disease and privation played sad havoc with the survivors; b.it the rewards were in a few
eases beyond the dreams of avarice,
and the dogged fellows continued to
work like heroes all through the short
Northern summers, with rocker and
long Tom, ravishing the rich bars of
the wealth they had accumulated during the lapse of ages. Wages were
82o a dav, paid in gold dust. It was
barely a living pittance. Everything
had to be named over 400 mileB of
rough trail on men's shoulders, as the
country produced nothing after the
game had been driven away, except
gold dust���but of that there "was great
store. Potatoes coat $60 a DUBhel, flour
��10 a pound; a pair of gum boots sold
for $50; drinks were paid for in pinches
of the precious dust���and some of the
barkeepers had thumbs broader than
ever miller possessed. A few men
made fortunes, many managed to pay
expensos, but the majority went broke.
The Winter's TerrorH.
Then the awful winter was upon
them. Tho mercury disappeared in
the bulb; the river, froze almost to the
bottom in the still reaches; deep snow
covered the land, and buried the shanties and tents of the pioneers. Men
sickened and died like sheep with a
murrain. One historian met 4,000
miners returning on the Barkerville
trail, destitute, barefooted and despairing. When the ico thawed in the
spring the canyon of the Eraser was a
charnel house, strewn with the bodies
of the red-shirted gold seekers who
had met their fate in >ts waters.
A few of the most hardy struggled
through to the great bend of tbe Columbia river, and, sailing down it��
broad bosom, eventually found their
way back to Oregon. They wintered
near the Arrow lakes, and with indomitable resolution continued prospecting during the succeeding summer/
Traces of their operations are occasionally found, but though they wore in
a country far richer than Caribou, they
knew it not. Placers there were none,
and the mysteries of true lissure veins
and smelting ores were beyond their
ken. They required gold in its native
purity���(Something they could wash out
with pan or rocker and exchange for
necessaries without further trouble. It
was not then.', so they passed on.
In the Trull Creek Country.
Yet thore were superior men among
them. One pioneer at least must have
found rich float on Red Mountain, on
the very site of what is now .the Le Roi
mine, and evidently followed it up to
tho outcrop of gossan, or ''iron hat."
that lay exposed for hundreds of feet.
In a half-hearted way, as if he doubtod
the wisdom of wasting precious energy
on~a quarts shaft, but after going down
a few feet he became discouraged and
moved away back to the dance halls
and rum of the coast; probably his
bones now bleach on some, alkali" desert, far to the, south of the futile shaft
be sunk on Red Mountain. Yet a few
more shots and he would have reached
ore that would havo placed all that
wealth can buy within his reach.
For more than a generation Red
Mountain lay undisturbed. Wild animals alone wandered over the lofty
mass of diorite. The grizzly and moun-
toin lion owned it by turns: black-
tails skulked in the forests at its base;
big horn skipped over its crest; the
white goat of tbe North chewed the
scanty lichens on its scarred sides. But
the treasure that lay in its bowels
rested secure under the protecting
"iron hat." Yet through all those
long years, a mau was growing up in
the distant east who had been selected
by fate as the inheritor of tho treasure
hidden In the great Red mountain.
"The Father of Trail."
Born in Suffolk county, New York
state. E. S. Topping was by turns sailor, miner, hunter, prospector, Indian
lighter and scout. Topping saw western life in all its aspects, until finally
he drifted to Wost Kootenay. Soon,
although an alien, he found himself recorder and constable,���in fact, "the
government" of that lonely region.
Prospectors were then beginning to
Htray into southern British Columbia
from Idaho and Montana, and such human driftwood formed the bulk of Topping's subjects. They were a little
rough, of course, but- "bad men" were
scarce, and the few that did wander
��� nto We-st Kooteaay invariably showed
tbe most profound respect for the old
.Indian fighter, ami took the-firstopportunity to remove themselves from his
jurisdiction. It is a leaven of just such
men as lie that made life possible in
the mining regions of the west; without them rapine and murder would
havo stalked unchecked from the Missouri to the coaBt.
Topping had now found a quiet anchorage after his adventurous youth,
and seemed likely to pass his later days
as many another mountain man has
done, in an uneventful though not by
any moans m&notonous fashion. When
a man is fond of the wilderness, and
finds himself beside waters teeming
���with fish, and prairies alive with fowl,
and where venison may always be had
for the pressing of a trigger, he is
likely to be too contented to make any
strenuous efforts to change1 his lot.
But that was six years ago. Read, and
let me tell you how Topping fares today.
Discovery ot Le Roi.
One evening in the fall of 1890 he
'��as startled by a violent rapping on
the split cedar door of his cabin. He
lifted the latch, and Joe Bourgeois and
his "pard" Moris, stumbled into the
little shanty, and dumped the bags of
ore samples they had been laden with
on tho rough floor. Deid beat and
half frozen, they were yet full of enthusiasm over a wonderful body of buI-
phide ore which their trial shots had
disclosed ln tbe bottom of an old trial
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>#  Our Eyes are Always Open to the I lomfort of the J��
E  Traveling Public.       EDWIN (TMMINGS,        *��
Kaslo. B. C.
Proprietor. tS
Slocan Cigar Factory, | H0^&S��S: I
��� UMO.VM.IDE GOODS! kaslo, b. c f
GEORGE BIRD & CO., Prop'rs.  rM
 ��� Jm
Leading Hotel in Silverton, the Queen of the
Slocan Lake. Rewly Furnished Throughout.
First'Class in Every Sense of the Word,   fejj.j
Rates, $2.00 and $3.00 Rer ? a> .
shaft high on tho flanks of Red Mountain. They had staked out live claims,
they said, and wore willing to give ouc
to Topping if "he would pay the recorder's fees on the lot. This he agreed
to do, and in due course became (the
owner of what seemed the poorest prospect. It Is now the famous Le Roi
mine. One of the locations is the War
Eagle, aud another tho Center Star,
each a valuable property, but Inferior
to the Le Roi. From that day, Trail
Creek, Topping's abode, began to be
Events move fast in the west. Topping was almost alone at Trail in 1890;
to-day there are hotels, stores, a smfel-
ter, a railroad station and steamboat
wharfs, while perched on tho shoulder
of the mountain near the Lo Roi has
sprung up the bustling town of Rossland, numbering already 5(000 inhabitants, and increasing in population at
the rate of several thousand a year,
Topping, of course, sold out long ago.
He need Worry himself no moro about
ways and means, hut can buy all the
Winchesters, boats aud pack animals
ho may desire, and still have au ample
income left���and what more can a
frontiersman and   Indian   tighter askV
And the nameless wanderer who
sunk the shallow pit In the "iron hat"
back In the fifties.-1 What grudge had
the blind goddess against him? A
shot or two more and he might have
1 been rich and famous.
Front Strwet,
' T\R< J. P. B. Rt>< i B RS,
Graduate Trinity University. Toronto,
Ont, Member of College of Physicians
and Surgeons, Licentiate of the B. C.
Council. Late of New York Hospitals
and Polyclinic. Hartln Bid, Kaslo, B.C.    I
W;l. TWISS, _
Insurance and General Commission
Kaslo, B. C.
Tf E N T 1ST.
^Graduate of A.merican College,Chicago]
Kt'slc, B. C. |
Ft. Steele
P.O. Box 32.      - Kaslo. B. CI
Steamer Ainsworth will leave Kaslo,
B. C, every Monday and Thursday at 8
a. m. for Bonner's Perry, Idaho, connecting with Great Northern Railway
on Tuesdays and Fridays, both to and
from Spokane and Eastern and Western
points. Steamer will leave Bonner's
Ferry at 4 a. m. Wednesdays and Saturdays, arriving at Kaslo same evening, so as to make quick connections
with the Trail Creek and Slocan Mining Districts. ., ,
ThiB route is the most direct for the
Fort Steele Mtnl&g Camp, and also, the
Upper Kootenay River Steamers.
First-class passenger and freight at-
O. P. MOORfc ,        1
\ Assayer & Chemist,
Kaslo,B. C, near Stcamorland. <nK
Doos First Class Work at Lowei A
Rates.   Write for Special
Keenan & Robinson,
��� ��� and
Horseshoeing a Specialty.   Out-
j��  side Orders Receive Prompt Attention.   Shops on Water street,
west of 5th. Kaslo, B. C.


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