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KASLO, B. C, FRIDAY, FEB. 25,1898.
Nf). 8.
In RwDstrance to tiie Proposed
Alphabetically Arranged List of Free Miner.
Who Protest Against Stringent Laws
for Prospectors.
The  following  petition   In remonstrance against  the proposed  Carlyle
amendments   to    the     mineral   act
was    forwarded    to    Victoria     last
Wednesday.    It Is the outcome of the
mass meeting reported In  last  week's
issue of tho News.    Between 200 and
300 names of free miners are attached.
For the convenience of the reader they
ure here arranged alphabetically:
To the Honorable Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly of
Urltish Columbia in session assembled.
The petition of the undersigned freo
miners of the Ainsworth Mining division in West Kootenay sheweth, .
That we have learned that your honorable house is to be asked during tbe
present session of the legislature to
amend, the "act relating to minerals
other than coal," in such a way that
prospectors would be required to perform their annual assessment work upon
Btich claims within 00 days after the
lirst record; also to provide that all
claims no matter .at what date staked
shall expire on the first day of January in each year, with discretionary
power to be given to the gold commissioner of each district to vary these requirements in such cases as he shall
seo lit.
We, therefore, your petitioners desire to line that we oons.U.. i,Ui;t jUcV
amendments are objectionable, insomuch as 'tbey would greatly increase
the hardships already devolving upon
prospectors and also inasmuch as they
would impose upon the gold commissioners an amount of labor and responsibility which it would be impossible
for them to satisfactorily perform.
We therefore humbly request your
honorable house to mako no such amend
mcnts to the Mineral Act, and as In
duty bound your petitioners will ever
Dan Rice
Uie.de 1 & K lies ter
8. J. Renter
Fred RoBntrom
W. B. Strethearn
Jus. R. Stewart
Thomas Stevenson
Joseph J. Storma
J. C. Squire
H. 0. Sutherland    ���
O. A.Sutherland
G. U. Shear
W. A. Skinner
Louis Starr
J. Stilp
Robert Slgenthaler
Ed. A. Sherllng
W. B. Turner
John D. Taynton
W. J. Twiss
H. A.Teschnor
E. C. Traves
J. J. t'lliuan
John White
John Welin
Wm. Walmsley
J. Walker
Wm. White
V. W. Washburn
lt. W. Yulll
H. T. Rainbow
Andy Ryan
Gay Boeder
J. w. Ronayno
O. Strathearn
R. J. Stenson
H. B. Scholey
George Stoll
J. A. Swift
W. B. Smith
Alexander Stewart
E. J. Scovlll
H. Sweeney
U. H. Scribner
Qua. Schilling
P. W. Smith
George Thoony
Charles Trumbull
K. Taylor
Thomas Trcnery
O. E. White
David Wheten
M. White
Austin Waro
C. Wheten
D. J. Young.
Tenders Will Be Submitted For
Tie City Printing.
r*. K. Archer
Otto Auguetlu
e. c.. Amabaugh,    .
G. I). Buchanan
l-.d. Ilaiim
Win. nan
D. D. Bruce
C. G. llachor
J, P. Beeler
Alder Bishop
Jas. E. Bell
W. W. Burdick
A. H. Brown
IV. II. Carson
R. R. Cameron
I.. M. Cole
Henry B. Cody
Charles Clancy
Augustus Carney
John Carney
Andrew Chevrier
Frank Cameron
Edward J. Cody
Ja>. Desmond
John i. Dunn
V. II. Dcchant
S. Denlspn
T. E. Devlin
8. B. DofUoktn
V. Eriekson
Nigel B. Ewart
J. W.Karquhar
A. Fletcher
11. U. Fletcher
W, M. Fergiiaon
H. H. Green
W. F. Gordon
H. Giegerich
K. F.Green
C. H. Goodwin
Lemuel Goodwin
A. W. Goodenpugh
Jas. Illslop   '
W. Hanson
Frank Hart
1. Hanna
Madison Hicks
Auloy Harris
William Houston
P. L. Hughes
John Howard
Thos. Jackson
Chas. Jordan
F. ti. Jewett
Wellington Klimee
li. A. Kennedy
Shirley Kerliug
:   Geo. T. Kane
W.J. Kane
H. L. Lindsay
Samuel Luffmau
lohn Lind
L. A. Lemon
Archie McKlnnon
W. E. Murray
Chas. Magnur
Vi. J. Murphy
D. McPhafl
Joseph Massey
John McLeod
John McDonald
Phil McDonald
Thos. E. Molroso
A. J. McDonnell
James lIcNaughton
C. R. Mulbolland
H, J. Matthews
Ale*. MoKensle
D. 1. McDougall
Wm. Matthew
N. M. Mclntotb
Wm, Nelson
Kd.8.��laQ..       .
Kootenaian Galls For Aid-New Bridge on
Fifth Street-Get in Yoar Stray
Fres't. McArthur of the Board   of
Trade at Victoria to Fight Car-
lyle's Amendments.
Last Tuesday's Rossland Minor says
that at a meeting of the Rossland board
of trade, President J. B. McArthur was
instructed.to leave for Victoria at onco
to present to the legislature, the demands of the board in matters concerning advancement of the interests and
welfare of Rossland and Kootenay.
Two of these matters, a representative for Soutn Kootenay, and the proposed amendments to the mineral act,
were covered at the meeting last Monday night, in a motion that inasmuch
as the principal mining districts of tho
upper country of this province have,'as
yet, little or no representation in the
provincial houso, further , important
alterations {and amendments to the
mineral act be postponed for the present and until the promised redistribution act comes into force.    And
M. V. Adams
u. Allen
A. F. Adams
Win. Bedell
('. 11. Raker
,K. llitrchell
l'erry Barrett
R. Ueulleld -���''���:, ���
Wm. Black
.1. Briggs
ll. M. Bongard
Burdk'k S King
Null lie 1 Benzie
John Carscadden
C. F. Caldwell:
A. O. Cody
,1ns c his holm
T. E. Cronln
J. W. Caldwell
David Coburn
F. K. Clute
John I'liiiiiiron
It. A. Cockle
U. li. Desmond
K. M. liana
J. A. Donnelly   ,
S. <t. Driike.
W. A. Davies
It. Elliot
Frank Elliot
Frank M. lortln
Hoist, Koran
W.F. Hske
J. B. Ferguson
John A  GIUls
Win. Goodwin
It. A. Grant
(leo. W,Goodwin
Nell Gilchrist
Alexander Grlgg
John llolleti
Mrs. Jennie Harris
W. R. Howe
Haiuuel A. Hunter
Wm.E. lloddiir
Wm. Harris
. Thos. Harris
Thos. F. Ilnnlcy
Archie Jardine
W. W. Jones
Robt. Kane
.Miss Barbara 11. Kerr
C. D. Klnuee
li. P. Kane
Ed. 11. Latham
W. 8. Leach
.J. W.. Livers
Geo. LeBlanc
F. McGregor
A. r. McDonald
John F. Mcintosh
Wm. McUrlhbliu
Oliver Mnthlson
J. W. Murphy
.Neil Murchlson
A. A. McDonald
George Minielly
Patrick McCue
C. D. MoKensle
F. .McDonald
John McNeil
J. 1). Mooro
Wm. Meadows
s. ,M. McEacbern
1,. McLean
A. 8- Morris
Joseph' Morrtney.
KM. Nisbct
Andrew Olson
Carl IViseler ,
W, V, Jtyworlh
further, this board does not concur in
the suggestion of Mr. Carlyle, provincial mineralogist, requiring assessment
work to be done within 90 days. The
motion was heartily endorsed and supported by the other members of the
The mover of this motion, W. A.
Rolt, stated that Rossland expected to
have a seat without being tributary to
any other town or district, and above
all that this mineral act should bo let
alone for a few years or until at least
wo have a representative to voice the
sentiments and needs of tho mining
districts. He was of the opinion
that the mineral aot should
not be tinkered and toyed with
until that time, and that many members' who have heretofore taken a hand
in legislating for the mineral districts
would do well to devote their time to
the needs of the salmon canneries, farming industries and other things with
which they are better acquainted.
In reference to that.'portion of tho
motion referring to the completion of
assessment work within 90 days, tho
opposition to suoh an amendment was
general. .Mr. McArthui- said that
prospecting wits just what tuo country
needod, and he did not think that prospectors should bo bothered for the
next ten years,
At tho regular meeting of the city
council last Wednesday afternoon a
full board was present.
An appeal from the Kootenaian, for
aid from the city council to the extent
of $250 to assist it lb getting ont a
"Board of Trado Edition," was laid on
the table.
Alderman Archer brought up the
question of impounding stray live
stock, and said that he was dally approached with complaints concerning
stray horses and mules. An ex-mayor had stated that Btray live stock had
broken Into his door yard and devoured
his rose bushes.
Alderman Whitesid* said that these
animals were 'hungry, even ravenous
and were breaking Into every place in
search of food.
Mayor McAnn suggested that until a
pound building could be provided, that
the owners be summoned in accordance with the by-law, to appear before
the police court.    .
The following resolution moved by
Alderman D. W. Moore and seconded
by Alderman Whiteside was then
That the chief of police is hereby
& Mann, the Stikine River Railway
contractors, to go to the Yukon in their
behalf. This princely salary, the pay
of a British minister, it was still further reported, Mr. Carlyle had refused
because, although he had not signed at
the time, any papers with the British
American Corporation, he considered
himself as bound to give his services
to the great Knglish company.
The provincial mineralogist himself
was reticent, on the matter when approached by a representative of the
News-Advertiser. He did not deny,
neither would he confirm the strtement
mado regarding the reported offer of
Messrs. Mackenzie & Mann. Prom
what he said, however, it appeared
quito true. As to the British American Corporation Mr. Carlyle remarked
that he had till Monday to finally make
up his mind as to whether he would
accept the responsible position he has
been strongly urged to take.
Arrival of tiie New Charter���Meet
ing Last Night
New Members EIected--Delega.es Chosen to
Go to, Victoria-Plans for Future
Results of Coroner's Inquest and Preliminary Examination.
instructed to summon forthwith all
parties having animals running at
large within the olty limits."
The clerk was instructed to notify
A. Fletcher that the council oannot
legally pay the rebate asked for by
him, with reference to his donation to
help purchase lots for city hall purposes which the council has since:
agreed to sell, and that he will have to
apply to the courts for authority for the
council to pay the amount.
The mayor and clerk were authorized
to execute a contract with D. C. McGregor, for the construction of a bridge
across Kaslo river on Fifth street.
The subject of letting the city printing next came up. Moat of the members seemed to be Impressed on reflection, with 'the wisdom of Aldormun
Whiteside's views expressod at last
meeting, favoring tenders and thus
getting the work done for the city as
cheaply as possible. For tho following
resolution was adopted without discussion:
"That the clerk call for tenders for
all city printing excepting job work, to
be submitted at the next general meeting; tho successful tenderer to furnish
bonds tn the sum of $250."
Adjourned until today at 4 p. in.
rriiviiuliil Mineralogist Fours ills Amendment Will Nol Iio Through.
The issue of tbe Vancouver News-
Advertiser of the 13th inst, contains an
Interview wfth Provincial Mineralogist Carlyle In whieh the following
paragraphs occur:
"It Is well known that-Mr.Carlyle desires to see the mineral aot amended
in Important ways, particularly as aN
fectlng the location of olalms and the
subsequent assessment work. The
amendments that be desires to see are
heartily endorsed In Kootenay by many
mining num. Indeed a number of
prominent mining mon in the Slocan
region have just sent him a letter to
this effect. The writers aro mostly resident around Kaslo and say that they
heartily endorse   Mr.   Carlyle's ideas.
"This letter from the Kaslo people
Mr. Carlyle said fairly expressed his
views. He does not, however, think
that thoy will be able to secure the
changes they desire during the present
session of the legislature, but he feels
that much good will bo done by having
tho matter brought to the attention ot
the mining publio through the news,
Premier Tumor  Endorses Helium*
Telegram t��  I.aurlar.
In   h
Victoria, Feb. 17. -British Columbia
Is in hearty accord with the Dominion
in the effort to secure the benefit* accruing from the Canadian gold fields.
The following telegram, sent 'today to Hon. Sir Wilfrid Laurier **b/
Hon. J. H. Turner, premier of British Columbia, expresses tbe universal
sentiment throughout the province:
"Hon. Wilfrid I.aurier, Ottawa, Ont.
Realizing the vital necessity of the
protection of British Columbia and.
Canadian Interests generally, for the
Immediate construction of a strictly all-
Canadian line to the gold fields, I
would stirongly urge your earnest consideration of a measure for the speedy
construction of a railway from a northerly seaport ih British Columbia to
Telegraph Creek, , (Signed)
J. H. Turner."
The coroners jury in the case of Dennis -Connors killed by J. Doyle, alias
Sullivan at Kuskonook, returned a verdict that the deceased came to his death
from a bullot wound caused by a shot
fired from a revolver in the hands of
.T. Doyle, with intent to do bodily harm.
Last Friday the preliminary examination of tho alleged murderer was held
before Gold Commissioner Dennis at
Nelson. L. R. Forbes, provincial constable at Kuskonook, was the first witness, and testified to the death of Connors at the Alexander house, owned by
G. Eriekson, the victim dying in the
witness' arms about half an hour after
being shot.
Dr. Haw ley testified that the bullet
had deoended between the fourth and
fifth ribs, through the heart and into
the abdomen.
E. Clair, who had been under influence
of liquor, detailed how the prisoner
bad attempted to rob him of some
money earlier in the day at the Butte
hotel, and afterwards .vhat happened at
the Alexander house.
The pr isoner when asked if he had
any questions to ask, coolly replied
that he "guessed not, as things had
boen explained about right."
After the evidence was read to thc
prisoner ho was asked if ho had anything to say and was given the usual
caution. Doyle stood up iu the prisoners dock and said his name was Davis
and that he had lived In the west for
18 years. The shooting he deolared
was^Jone iu self defense, as Connor*
had thieatcned previously to shoot him
and when he stepped up to him in Alexander's hotel, Connors got up and
made a motion as if ho were going to
draw a revolver. Ho understood that
Connors had it gun and shot Itr^t..
Tho. prisoner was coninitttud to stand
trial at tho next assizes In June.
"The prisoner, from all account* its u
tough character," says the Nelsuti TK
buuo, and only a fe,w days ago tlmfiit-
lo shoot a rertaiu restaurant keeper in
Nelson. He Is In in his lie's In nge
and is a powerful man, standing it godfl
six feet. His 'face would be rather
pleasing, but thu Joworing scowl and
shifting and hflwtaned Isyos proclaim
his character."' �����
A meeting of the executive council
of the hoard of trade was held yesterday afternoon and evening to receive
the new charter, recently arrived and
to plan for future work. There were
present President Buchanan, Vice-
President Gerrard, Secretary .Martin
and Messrs. R. F. Green, Geo. Whiteside, D. W. Moore, J. W. Cockle, H.
Giegerich, D. W. King and W. B,
The first step  was  the   nomination
and   election   of new   members.   The
following citizens were chosen subject.
to their own ratification   of   the honor
and payment of the initiation fee.
New Member,*
J. C. Eaton, Wm.   Goodwin,  W.   P.
Dickson, C. J. Kapps, ThoSj Mitchell.
J. E, Mitchell, J. A.  Whittior,   J.   L.
Montgomery, C. Stoess, C. W; McAnn,
Neil McKay, A. Wheoller, Jas. Waiigli,
A. Leslie, George Stol^, A.   Fletcher,
E, Cummings,. Gus Adajtns, F. Dever-
eux, G. Hartin, J. F. B. Rogers, W. H.
Adams. John Keen, C.   Saunders,   A.
W- McCallum, S. P. Tuck,  Wm,   English, R. E. A. Mueller,Rand._Jl Kemp.
.Milllngton Brothers &��� Taynton,  Rex
Cockle, E. E. Chfpraan, Alex. 'Smith,
W. E. Hodder, L. L. Patrick,   M.   A.
Bates, M. A. Buck,  W. J. Tretheiyay.
D. C. McGregor,  Stdvenson & Becker,
L. A. Scowden, Geo. Alexander, Robt.
Irving, Alder Bishop.
In addition to the foregoing, those of
the original list, for whom there was
not room for engrossment on the charter, were put through the formality of
re-election to insure their standing.
Original Members.
The .following names were on tic
original list: G. O. Bucltaunn, A. T.
Garland, M. Byors. D. VV. King. D J.
Young, .1. VV. Livers, S. 1). LanJeckcr.
A. C. Burdick, D. W. Moore, James
Chishohn, J. B. Wilson, 'P. E. Arbhei ���,
D. McPhail, Thos. Stevensn:i. VV. V.
Papworth, J. W. Cookie, E. F Stephenson, C. F. Caldwell, .1. B i>'o.-guson,
J. L. Rotallaok, G. U. G.rr;i.:J, Ii.
Strathern, W. B. Livingstone, Alex.
Lucas, F. M. O'Brien, H. CUegertoh.
O. T. Stone. .). F. MVInt-wli. W. B.
Tumor, W. .1. T.viss, Alfred t'.i'ier.ni,
With Their   Representative   From
Pilot Buy.
Maekentle * Munn ot the Stikine River
Ry. Want Rim.
It is stated on the best authority, says
the News-Advertiser of Vancouver,
that Mr. ('avlyle had had' an offer of
���86,0001 yoar from Mann, Maokaniie
In a talk last evening with E. J.
Matthews, local representative of the
Omaha-Grant Smelting Co., he authorised the denial of the rumor that his
company would, withdraw from the
Kootenay. "The company is at pres-
eut waiting to see if the Dominion Parliament will do anything to protect the
home Industry of the manufacture of
lead and lead products," said Mr. Mai-
thews. "We believe such relief will
come, and would rather operate out-
plants and mines under more favorable
conditions than uow exist. If tbe government will Impose a sufficient export
duty on load so that Canadian mines
and smelters can supply the Canadian
market, we will be ready to start up
again soon on a large scale. The clos
ing of the Tariff and Lucky Jim mines
and the Pilot Bay plant is only temporary therefore, pending favorable action
by the government.
A. W. Goofoflbughj R. V. GiiWu, S. II.
QrOOO, Goo. Wtvtcsli.o. Geoi/o T.
Kane, G. B. Martin, W. Allium, .1.
Turner, ,1. B. McKilligan and .1. .1.
sVrriiiigeuieuts wero mado for tl.e
iiulillcation of tho forthcoming iitiiiuiil
Wpon which will sooli ho  ready.
Messrs. BucHlliuiii, Lucas, and R. F.
Green were cho^lii delegates to VJo��
torla to fo-operalo" with Alilermun .1.
D. Moore chgwn.hy tbo city council
to present the wants of Kuslo ami l nn-
ity to the legislature and government.
They wero lnstrintted uspeuinlly to
ask for aid for tho Kiutlo 'and Lurdo-
Duncan Hallway company, the establishment of a county court foj/ Kaslo
nnd also a land registry office.
The appoiutment of a Ore vVardeotO
curtail summer forest fires wiljtalso
be urged. .   ���        ....
The council adjourned until after
the return of its delegates frow ��� Victoria, after which tho entire b.tard will
meet for election of offloers for 1803.
Dig O. _>'. R. Barge.
The new scow built for (he Canadian
Pacific railway company by Elliott &*
Hale, was launched at Nelson Friday
and has gone into service on Kootenay
lake. The condlnny is calling for tenders for the instruction of a new
wharf alongsidomhc present wharf for
the aceommodatfen of the nevit barge.
It Is one of the largest bacees on tho
inland, waters of Canada, bewa 200 feet
long anal 38 feet wide with tnreWtoacks
capable of accommodating five flight
Summary of Railway-Steamer Time
Cards from Kaslo.
A novelty in skates, sulil by experts to promise an improvement in the healthful winter exercise corresponding to the Improvement made by the pneumatic tire
In bicycling, has been invented by a Brooklyn mnn. The uew skate is an affair
on rollers attached to a metal strip shaped much like the runner or blade of the
old Ice eradle skate. The rollers���three in number���nre in liue and revolve each
on its own nxle, reducing friction in the minimum. They nre of steel, guttered,
and net as runners nml wheels together, the edges taking hold of the iee in striking
out with n grip much tinner than the old-style runners are cnpnlile of, no mntter
how Sharp they may be, and sliding over the iee when the wearer is in motion
with vastly less loss of power than the steel blades that have beeu so long in use.
The wheels or rollers nre adjustable, and each pair of skates is to be provided
with two sets. One set is to be of thin steel, for the use? of hookey players and
fancy skaters: the other set will be thicker and less guttered, for ordinary use.
- New York World.
Kaslo & Slocan Ry.
T.lKlit��hlp No. (flHoConatntitly Patrol
the Dtingcrniis Diamond SIiouIh.
From the day that the pioneers from
niii KiigUimi settled Jamestown to the
present time Hatteras inlet and Cape
Hat terns have been looked upon with
mipensfltious horror by seamen . No
point ou the Atlantic seaboard is or
ever has boon as fatal to shipping or
the lives of the men who go to sea ln
Ships, The luitural dangers arising
from sunken reefs nud treacherous
Min<l�� li-.ive been augmented by the frequency of tierce storms along that portion of Ilie coast. It has been so cus-
totuary for vessels to strike heavy
weather and lieuvicr seus while pnss-
ingllalterasthutevery shipmaster who
must sail by it always preiwros for a
bail time of It. The authorities have
at riven for many years to provide some
mean* by which the casualties might
be reduced. It looks as if they had
finally succeeded,  it is the steam Ught-
eyes than this does from our own clear
Creatures that see without eyes see
by means of their skins. All skins, says
Dr. Nagel, are potential eyes; that Is.
they are sensitive to light. In animals
that huve eyes the sensitiveness luta'
beeu highly localized and greatly lu��
creased���so that man, for Instance, has
a retina very sensitive to light, and an
expanse of ordinary skin which possesses n sensitiveness to light so slight
thnt lt Is hardly conscious of It. Yet
his skin Is sensitive ln some degree,
a* Is proved by the fact that It sunburns
���that Is, light may cause a disturbance In the pigment of the skin just
ns it does ln that of the eye. In the
eye the disturbance ls accompanied by
a nervous change, which sends a tele-
grnphlc message along the optic nerves,
and there are messages, also, but their
tidings Imprint no Image on the mind;
they simply express discomfort���cry
out "sunburn."
But In many eyeless creatures   the
Cody, etc., Kaslo & Sloean Railway trains
leave Kaslo dally at 8 a. m.; returning,
arrive at Kaslo 3:50 p. m.
Rosebery and Nakusp, tako K. & 8. Ry.
from Kaslo to Sandon, and thence Nakusp & Slocan Railway, leaving Sandon
dally at 7:15 a. m.; returning, arrive daily
at Sandon at 4:55 p. m.
Victoria and other main line points on
C. P. R., boat from Nakusp to Arrowhead, cars to Revelstoke, thence connect with east and weBt bound trains.
etc., take Steumer Slocan on Slocan lake,
conneting with Naku.sp A Slocun Ry. at
land and Grand Forks, take the Steamer
International from Kaslo dally at 5:45 a.
m., except Sunday, making connections at
Flvo Mile Point, near Nelson, with Nelson & Fort Sheppard Ry., then to North-
port. From Northport to opokane continue the railway, known south of
Northport as the Spokane Falls & Northern,   arriving  at   Spokane  ut   6:40 p.   It),
For Rossland change at Northport to
tho Red Mountain Ry., arriving nt Rossland at 3:40 p. m. Or, Rossland may be
reached from Nelson via Columbia. A
Kootenay Ry. to Robson, thence by river
steamer to Trail, thence by Columbia A
Western Ry. to Rossland. Or, Rossland
may be reached via Nakusp and Trail by
dally steamers down the Arrow lakes and
Columbia river.
For Grand B'orks and Boundary Creek
points, take 8. F. & N. Ry. from North-
port to Bossburg or Marcus, thence by
stage across reservation.
son, etc., I. N. A T. Co.'s Steamer International leaves Ka-slo dally, except Sunday, ut 5:45 a. in.; returning, leaves Nelson
at 5 p. in., arriving at Kaslo about 8:30 p.
C. P. R. Co.'s Steamer Kokanee leaves
Kaslo dally, except Sunday, at 7:30 a. m.,
arriving at Nelson at 11 a. m.; returning,
leaves Nelson at 4 p. in., arriving at Kaslo at 7:30 p. in.
etc., take steamer Kokunee Tuesday and
Friday at 7:30 a. m., or I. N. & T. Co.'s
steamer Alberta Tuesday and Saturday
at 6 a. m., or steamer Halys Monday and
Friday; thence by stage to For: Steele
Wednesday  and Saturday.
table: of distances.
���time cAr.r>-
Trains  Run on Pacific Standard Time.
8:00 a
8:36 a
9:36 a
9:51 a.
10:03 a.
10:18 a
10:38 n
10:50 a.
in. l,v..
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 Nprovde's .
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Cody Junction
doing Kast.
...Arv. 8:80 p. in.
..Arv. 3:15 p. m.
..Arv.3:15P. m.
. .Arv. _:0O p. m.
. Arv. 1:48 p. m.
Arss,l:X3p. in.
...Arv. 1:12 p. ill.
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Navigation and Trading Co., Ltd.
themm pacific Ry,
The Cheapest, most Comfortable   ana
direct route from Kaslo
All  [mints in  Canada and the United
The only line running through Tou -
ist cars to Toronto,  Montreal and  Bos-
ton.   Through
Tourist cars to St. Paul
Steamers "International"
Kootenay Lake and Kivcr.
snd "Alberta" on
Front   Kaaio   to   Sarronndlna?   Ilnssl-
neii Points,
Miles. Miles.
Whitewater  ITAInsworth  12
Rear Lake   20 Pilot Day   20
McOulgun  :; Hiiifmii'  _S
Hamlnn ,3 bourn)  29jSanca  38
Cody   SljNelson (4 hours) 42
Three Forks   33;Ymir   80
New Denver   33iRobuon   70
Isosebery  4tlTrall    90
Silverton   41l!Northport (7 hrs)....103
Sloean Qltjf   MIRossland (10 hours).. 120
Nakusp 70 Bossburg   122
Lardo     lH|Marcus  130
Argenta  20;orand Forks  180
Dunoan city MiQreenwoosI  182
Halcyon  Hot Spr'sta. Kojxriiicotuiu. 19ft
Arrowhead  W''i Boundary  200
Laurie 1W Midway    204
Thompsons Landing. 113 Spokane (IS hours)..232
...TIMK CARD ...
In effect 12th of Feb., 18.IK. Subject to
change without notice.
Five Mile Point connection with all Passenger Trains of N. <_ F. K. Uttllroad to and from
Northport, Kossland and Spokane. Tickets
sold and baggage checked to all United States
Leave Kaslo for Nelson and way points, dally
except Sunday, 6:45a.m. Arrive Northport 1_:15
p. m.: Rossland, 3:40 p. in., Spokane, 0:00 p. in.
Leave Nolson for Kaslo and way points, daily
except Sunday, 4:45 p.m. Leaving Spokane 8 a.
in.: Rossland, 10:30a. ln.^N.irthpori, 1:50,p. m.
(ieneral Manager.
Kailo. B. C, February 12.1M��.
FOR KUSKONOOK and way points,
steamer Alberta leaves Kaslo Tuesday
and Saturday at 6 a. m.; arriving at Kuskonook at 11 a. m. Returning, leaves
Kuskonook at 1 p. m.; arrives at Kaslo
6 p. in.
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. .4* J-
Magnificent Sleepers and Dining Cars on All Trains.
Travel  by this line and have your Issg-
guge checked through to destination.
Daily connection from Kaslo every day
excepting Sunday, at 7:30 a. m.
Fur full information call on or address
Freight and Pass, agent, Kuslo, B. C.
���OR TO���
Traveling Pass, agent, Nelson, B. C.
District Pass   agent, Vancouver.
shortest and quickest route to the Occur
d'Alene mines, Palouse, I.cwlston, Walla Walls,
Baker City mines, Portland, San Francisco,
Cripple Creek gold mines and all points East
and South. Duly line East via Salt I-ake and
and Denver. Steamer tickets to Kurope and
other foreign countries.
Trout Lake City 126
Pcr.usun  130
Revelatoke 1*1 lira).. 133
Vernon  !S
Penticton  29S
Kamloops  261
Asheroft' 308
Lytl'in  3W
Yale  40��
New Westminster.. .608
Vancouver (51 hrs)*.UI
Victoria (50 lirs)'....r.!>0
Seattle (28 hours)....580
Tacoma (30 hours).. .620
Portlsml 148 hours)..682
���Via C.  P.   K.
Kuskonook    50
lledllngton (Rykerts) 77
Goat River   67.
Port Hill   78
Lucas  108
llonners Ferry (13 h)140
Moyle Ctty 126
Hwansea 135
Wardner, B. C 140
Cranbrook  150
Fort Steele 160
Omul Flat"  210
Golden    230
Windermere 240
Ilanff   314
leaves: 10 am .Nelson A rrlve 11:00 pm
LoKve 10:00 am Rossland Arrive 3:40 pm
lseave 8:00am Spokane Arrive 6:40 pm
ship, known as No. Ill), which will go
Into cotnnilHSlnn off Diamond shoal.
Diamond sIiomI Is the graveyard of
the sous of the western continent.
Mow luipli-ss vessels hnve foundered
nnd lice iqioiitKlnd to bits on its reefs
than on any other reef In the Atlantic,
on the went Mil side. 11 projects out
from CtpoHattMsM seven miles Into the
ocean. HHTorte to build wtatlonnry lights
there huve failed. Hmmtty-flvp thou-
Hand dollars was dropped Into the'
ocean In the effort to sink a caisson
there which would withstand the force
of the hciis. The money Is there, hut
Die tiolsson would not stny sunken. The
ut tempi m lo build a skeleton house for
this illiuflervu* reef have never lieen
deemed practical, and the "necessity of
putting In a lightship was enforced by
the floating off of the caisson, Hence
the gcnesHis of this lightship.
No. 89 will Im- on eoiiMnnl duly at
Diamond shoal. She will anchor In still
weather and rely on ber powerful
screw to maintain her position (luring
the galea wWcli aweep lieT station. She
ls equipped with exceptionally powerful endive* and screw, set up for this
express purpose. She ta a sister to
lightship No. 68, now on duty at Fire
Island, In N*w York harbor. No. 09
will show disappearing sights of 000-
vaudle power from her two atout
roasts. A fourteen-lncb chime whistle
will sound In foggy weather, and she
will also be provided with a large bell.
Eyes Not Necessary.
Byes are popularly considered to be
���quite necessary to sight, but this la an
error, If we are to believe Dr. Nagel,
a recent German experimenter. Many
creatures without eyes can see; at
least they can distinguish perfectly
well between light' and darkness and
even between different degrees of
light. This ls tbe lowest degree of seeing, to be sure, but still It Is really
eight, and differing scarcely more from
tbe vision of some Insect* that
lack of eyes Is In part made up by Increased sensitiveness of the whole skin
surface to light. Darwin long ago noticed that enrth worms, although they
have no eyes, will suddenly withdraw
Into their holes at the approach of a
lighted candle. Sonic creatures seem
most sensitive lo sudden Increase of
light; others to sudden diminution.
Raw Fur Notice,
Passengers for Kettle river and
Boundary creek connect at
Marcus with Stage Daily.
Inland Navigation
and Trading Co.,
Hlr John Maudnnalrt'a Advice.
Sir John Mucdouiild was theguestof
honor at n Imniiuel In Montreal one
evening and wns expected to make n
speech of much political moment. The
Star sent a shorthand men with Instructions to take down Sir John's
words exactly aa they were uttered. It
waa a great banquet and wine flowed
freely. After the speech the reporter
hastened to the office to transcribe his
notes. Kor the life of blm he could
not make out what Sir John had been
talking nbout. He hurried off to Hie
premier and went over tbe speech carefully with blm and straightened It out.
Thanking Sir John moat gratefully, he
waa about to rush back, when the
statesman, taking blm by the band,
said: "My dear friend, you are young.
Tbe world ls before you. I am old and
have seen much of life, Its trials and
temptations. Let me venture as one
full ot experience to offer you a few
words of advice"���it was tbe proudest
moment of the reporter's life. He was
all expectancy. "Be sure, alwaya be
sure, my young friend, that when you
try to report a speech you aro quite sober."���New York Press.
I, the uhdersigned. representing JO-
8KPH III-I.MAN, of St. Paul, New-York
and London, England, wish to Inform my
friends and the public generally thut I
do net Intend to travel as heretofore.
ThoMe favoring me with shipments of
Dan   rely  on   fair  treatment   und   prompt
returns assured.   Write for price Hat.
Q. W. BALDWIN, Winnipeg, Man.
front St., west of Postotftce,
Kaslo.   -      -      -      -      B.C
Steamer Halys,
Capt.  W.  J.  Kane,
Does .lobbing Trade on Kootenay Lake.
For pas8��nc��r or frelsht transportation apply
oa board.
Leave I     Bppkane Time Schedule.
7: Iii
4). in.
a. in
Fast MAIL���Wall* Walla, Portland. San Frauelseo, Baker
City and the Kast.
I.OCAI. Mail���tJncur d'Alenes,
Karinliigtoii, (inrlleld, Collax
Pullman and Moseow.
a. m.
a in
For through tickets and further information
apply to JAS. WAVUH,
Agent International Navigation and Trading
Company, Kaslo, or at O. lt. & K. Company's
olllce    110 Klverstde avenue, Spokane, Wash.
General Agent.
Mr. Harden Hags a Job.
Some of the consular offices of the
United States bar* been beld by tbe
same men for twenty years, and Mr..
Hardegg has been consul In Syria for
twenty-six yeary
There ls an Independent fortune
awaiting tbe inrentor of a typewriting
machine that will spell cormtty.
WILL GREHN. Proprltfor.
Table the best the Market affords. Everything well and cleanly cooked and
served.   Meals from 23 cents up.
and Real Estate
Correspondence solicited.
Address, K ASl.O. II. C.
To   the   I.Bdlc..
Send ten cents to Womankind, Sprlngfleld,
Ohio, U. S. A., and receive Womankind, a
handsome home maaaalne (or three months and
a free copy of the Womankind Cook Hook. Tou
will be pleased wltb loth the paper and keek.
The suveyor's chadn
made it the chortest
transcontinental route.
It Is the most modern ln equipment.
It ls the heaviest railed line.
It haa a rock-ballast roadbed.
It crosses no sand deserts.
It was built without Uuid grant or government aid.
It Is noted for the courtesy of Its employes.
It is the only line serving meal* on the
la carte plan.
For maps, tickets and complete Information call, on or address International
Navigation & Trading Company agents,
K. A 8. railway agents, or
C. G. DIXON, General Agent,
Spokane. Wash.
r. I. WHITNBT. G. P. A T. A..
St. Paul, Minn.
Or.... W. H. Ill KI.HI'KT.
General Passenger Agent, Portland, Ore.
The Fast Line.
Superior Service.
Through tickets to all points In the
United States and Canada.
Dlrs-cl Connection with the Spokane.
���Valla and  Northern Rail-ray.
No. 1 west    3:30 p.m.
No. least    7:00a.m.
Tickets to Japan and China via Tacoma
and Northern Pacific Steamship Company.
For Information, time cards, maps and
tickets, apply to agents of the Spokane
Falls A Northern and its connections,
or to
v.  U. GIBBS,
General   Agent,   Spokane.
Annt. Hen. Pnaa. Am..
No. WIS Morrison St.,
Portland, Oregon.
Writs' for map ot Kootenay country. \ Timely Topics,
|(H) And now they say that Kaloehou is
only one word. Well, it Isn't anything
to he sneezed nt, anyhow.
Depend on the bargain Instinct working out In the sex. A society leader
has marked down New York's 400 to
.Tnpnn, with Ils bnt one side and Its
eye cocked as natural as life, Is doing
nil It can to give Russia a hint thut It's
loaded for bear.
Whichever of tbe powers may particularly advance In the Bast, there is
more than a chance In any case of
China losing ground.
The stomach may not be a vital organ, as certain ambitious carvers declare, but you must tnke good cure of it
If you expect to live long and be happy.
An attache of Bnrnum's circus writes
from London that lt costs $10 a day to
feed an elephant In England. It. probably costs more than that to see one in
Ixiiiclou, however.
The West nnd Northwest, snys lite
Louisville Courler-.Iourunl, are now
lending every other part of the I'nlted
States in real prosperity, nnd there Is
no one to grudge them-their good fortune.
The New York customs Inspectors object to kissing by relatives and lovers
on the piers before the baggage of incoming passengers Is examined, on the
ground that lt takes time. Well, kiss
lug ought to.
A special dispatch from Tennessee
says that a young man who brained his
father with an ux the other day "cannot, be made to take a serious view of
the affair." Oh, yes, he can; Iiurraitt
had that same trouble for two years.
The recent marriage of n titled Englishwoman loan Indian prince should
prove a notice to American heiresses
that there arc new worlds for them lo
conquer���or, perhaps It would lie more
correct to say, old world titles for them
lo win.
England nnd the United States once
differed gravely as to the "right of
search." The gift of n vessel by an
Englishman for use In Mr. Peary's expedition shows that perfect harmony
now exists respecting the right, if the
object of search ls the north pole.
It Is humiliating to the national pride
to lenrn thnt for every United States
ship that paused through the Sue/. Tamil during the tlrst six months of lrt!>7
there were eighteen Japanese and two
Chinese ships. The numbers were:
.lapan eighteen, China two, and the
United States one.
The fact that n Swiss surgeon hns
succecssfully removec the stomach of
one of his iwitients should not unduly
encourage others to try this experiment. If some scheme could be devised
to lay aside tlie stomach for a few duys
at a time, however, uo one would seriously object to It.
Over 1,1101) policemen ln Chicago. In
reply to civil service questions, swore
that they never touched liquor. One Innocent bluecoat declared, as to his
health, that he had once hud the
measles, but didn't know how many of
them there were. Seeing that "thi- good
die young," It Is a marvel how these
Innocent fellows nianuge to keep so
well preserved.
There Is nothing more disagreeable
lu a young person than au attempt to
"put on airs," to order other people
about, to speak with a half-hidden Impudence to older people���to show no
deference, uo respect. Such bohuvlor
springs either from solllsliuoss or vanity, and It would Ixb ridiculous If It were
not sad to see a young person behaving
In so foolish a manner.
What lt means to a man to come home
at night to a cheerful wife no one bnt
he who has had to fight In the hnrd
battle of life knows. If he Is prosperous, It ls an added joy; but. lt Is In misfortune that It shines like a star in the
darkness. A complaining wife can kill
Ihe last bit of hope and "courage In a
sorely troubled heart, while n cheerful
one gives new cournge to begin the
fight over again.
larlotisly. Then fewer of them would
need lo get drunk and smash plate
glass windows. A lively caper In the
home Is an electric wire thnt carries off
no end of care, depression or 111 temper.
For, depend upon It. every nature will
have its fling, and must have it. The
only question Is of what kind of a
fling. There Is the fling into bitterness
of speech, Into despondency, Into suicide, and there is the fling Into merriment and emancipation from the strait-
jacket, of Mrs. Uriindy and all her
A few persons have done a profitable
business in tree planting ln this country, bnt this occupation will probably
not be followed by Individuals, aa the
time required for trees to mature ls too
long. Governments do not die like Individuals, and for this reason certain
economic Industries are more suitable
for governments to control than for Individuals to undertake. Tree planting
Is one of the businesses which we believe the government can prosecute
mora successfully than can any private
Individual or corporation.
Ab! If more Americana could learn
how to Coat-to tool wtaely-tbat la, hl-
Tlie Annual Report of the Tiger A
Poorman���Newa From Canyon
City���Work ln Eastern Oregon���
Activity In the Vicinity or Whitehall,  Mont.
The war reminisce, net's of the late
Charles A. Dana establish a fact that
every person to whom profanity is an
offence will be glad to hear. Mr. liana
saw much of General Orant during the
most perplexing period of the civil war.
and be now asserts that he never beard
the great Union leader utter n profane
word. Mr. liana himself was for many
years a tireless worker In a field iu
wlilch profanity Is common. Every
man who enjoyed the privilege of
working near him will testify that in
The   report  of   Frank   R.   Culbertson,
[ manager   of  the   Consolidated   Tiger   &
' Poorman Mining Company, for 181)7 hat,
| just  been made public.    It shows that
i during the 10 months during which the
property was operated 91,089 tons of crude
I ore were mined and hoisted, which pro-
j duccd 15,819 tons of concentrates, worth
j $-1.11,879.87   above   freight  and   smelting
1 charges.    The expenses of the year, including about $15,000 for new machinery,
were $292,835.78, leaving a net profit of
$130,044.09, or over $15,000 per  month,
exclusive of additions to the plant.
The  Tiger-Poormun pumps  some ,3000
ihe midst of the exacting requirements
of his duties Mr. Dana was guiltless of I gallons of wnter per minute, which, to-
the sin and vulgarity of profanity.        gather with the crude ore, was all hoisted
r .,   , ' 1200 feet or more, and the water was
..s a general observation it may be : steadily pumped for the two months be-
said a gentleman lounges and a loafer fore the mill was reudy to run, making
loafs, a shade of distinction, however, it the most expensive to operate of all the
not always observable, as there is usu- Coeur d'Alene mines,
ally a noticeable tendency on the part The stockholders are told to expect div-
of the lounger to become n mere loafer, j idends about March 1, the old indebted-
Uence the need of discrimination on "ess of the company having been wiped
the part of those who engage In either j011*1-
of theso pleasing but unprofitable avo- ' with thu "hewing for the Tiger-Poor-
cntlons, especially In the case of those j man tIle Puuhc rnn tm^S believe the
whose characteristics are lu process of
of ore while awaiting tho arrival of the
machinery, which is not expected until
May 1st. The shipping ore averages $82
per ton, and the pay streak in thc veins
from 18 inches to 7 feet, and none of the
ore mills less than $10 per ton. The
ground has been opened up by over 700
feet of tunneling and will be fully developed by spring.
The Power
Whatever may be the matter with China and other countries, lt is said that for
the reason that most of them have so
little to feed upon and so very much
hard work to do they suffer greatly with
Neuralgia. It ls doubtful if they could
suffer more than our people do, owing ut
times to the extremely damp, chilly yt-
mosphere In winter, which seems to 'lave
a peculiar Influence upon the nervous uys-
tem so as to produce this affection, !<ut
happily for our comfort and the cure cf
the pain, 8t. Jacobs Oil ls reeognl.ed us
Its sovereign remedy. With pain produced from cold there ts nn absolute need
of the warmth and strength which 'St.
Jacobs Oil gives, and through this means
lt performs its office promptly and surely.
of Schilling's   Best
powder is wonderful.
Troops    at
Fort    Sherman    Soon
The earl of Devon, at 80 years of age,
still preaches and attends to all his duties
as prebendary canon of Exeter cathedral.
Coeur d'Alene, -Idaho, Kcb. Ifl.���The
troops at Fort Sherman were startled yesterday by the receipt of an order to put,
Company II, Sixteenth infantry, commanded by Captain Whitehall and Lieutenant Irwin, in readiness for an early
departure for Fort Stevens, there to take
station. The company will probably quit
Sherman within the next 48 hours. Spee-
uliition is rife as to the whole meaning of
this initial movement. Indications scorn
to point to the early transfer of the headquarters of the Sixteenth infantry to Vancouver Barracks, Wash.
Thc grains of Siberian gold are ku id to
lie on an average larger than those of any
other part of the world.
Some of our girls do their sleighing in      * ne.er "sed so qulck a, cure **JP**?
, .,   .     ,     . T * Cure   for  Consumption.���J.    B.    Palme".
January and their slaying in June. Box 1171  Seat.,ei wash.. Nov. 26, 1895.
The New York subtreasury was opened
in 1846. Its business now amounts to
nearly $400,000,000 annually.
Coal is high, but the workingman's
wages is still hire.
forma I Ion. The rector of the University of Vienna, it least, seems to be duly
impressed with the importance of regulating even lounging, as shown in the
following edict recently published for
the beneiit of the students in the Austrian capital:   "Kor the university year i
iimiois occasionally floating about of
$75,000 monthly dividends by other mines
which yield higher grade ore than this
ono and take it out in greater quantities
without any expense for hoisting or
Canyon   City   Strike.
I.ast year several rich  ledges of gold-
of 1807-8 the bunimel, or lounging, Will   hearing quarts  were  discovered   in   the
be sanctioned under the following conditions:    lt must lie practiced on Saturdays only and between the hours of
11 and 12 a. in., lu the Arcadonliof. For
changing ihe hour or prolonging the j
period of the ((foresaid lounging a spe-1
clal iHM-mlsslcm must be obtained from i
the rector.    Students not attached to |
the university are not allowed lo par-
���telpate lu It.   This permission is granted ou the nuderstnndlng that all cor-
'���orations of students taking purl In lite
s  "ie shall avoid any action tending to
cren.1.' a disturbance or cause annoyance in public places." To suppose that
the lounger, whether Student or otherwise, would engage In actions tending
to disturbance or annoyance in public
Susanville mining district. Also have several rich discoveries been mude in mines
in the Granite and Robinsonville camps,
but the latest and richest of all. similar
in many respects to Klondike strikes, has
been disclosed near the famous old mining
camp of Canyon ('ity. Thc Great Northern mine is owned and operated by Isaac
Guker, having located the same in September. 1896. Two men have taken over
$1000 from the claim with a mortar and
pan during the past week. The gold is
being taken from a cut 20 feet long and
12 feet deep, in which tliere is an exceedingly rich ledge 12 or 14 inches in
width, and which makes an average yield
of $8 to the pound, aggregating $1(1,000
to the ton.    In one instance $82.50 wns
Allen's Foot-Ease, a powder for the feet.
It cures painful, swollen smarting feet und I
instantly tukes the sling out of corns and I
bunions. It's the greatest comfort di.oov- j
eryoftheage. Allen's Foot-Kase makes
tight-fitting or new shoes feel easv. > It is a
certain cure for chilblains, sweating, damp,
callous and hot, tired aching feet. We
have over 10,000 testimonials of cures. Try
it today. Sold by all druggists and shoe
stores. By mail for 25c. in stamps. Trial
package FRKE. Address Allen 8. Olmsted, be Koy, N. Y.
There are about 40,000 miners at work
in the gold mines of eastern ahd southern
JjJ��^ .'$?'&$$> ?35'.'?'.? ?>.?_>_>_'S
Established 1780.
Connected witli the New York pnstoflice
are 29 branch oflices, 100 substations und
200 stump agencies.
I After l.'-iiiK nwlndled by all others, send us
stamp for particulars of King Solomon's Treasure, the ONLY renewer of manly strength.
MASON CHEMICAL. CO., P. O. Box 747, Philadelphia Fa.
The New York chamber of commerce
was organized by 20 merchants in Faunce's
tavern on April 5, 1768.
To make friends of men put money in
their purse. To make friends of women
shew them how to become more beautiful.
! secured from four pounds of decomposed
places would be to do violence to the j quart*,
time-honored traditions of lounging, j sonlt��l.�� and Cndwell ms.iri.-i.
The students, however, may be sup- ; The lnimllK aetivjlv in lhe vi<.inity of
l*)sod to be only amateurs in this ele- ; Whitehall, Mont., seems to be on the in-
gant art and the rector of the Univer- 0WMei ana the good weather of thc past
slty of Vienna Is wise, therefore, lu I nu)llti, )las ~iv(,n it an impctus. Over in
guarding against the tlrst approaches lwhat is called the Sunlight or Cardwell
toward tailing. But to lounge by rule | district much good work is going on, and
and on one specified hour of the week- | there is u strong likelihood that the pres-
thnt must be a peculiarly Austrian uo- |ent month will see. some ore shipped from
tlon. there.    There are some 15 men working
on the various claims of that district,
and the very l��?st reports are cooing in.
Henry Schmidt is developing the Block
Eagle, and has a very large body of ore,
a part of which will do to ship. Henry
Heider,' who says that laiineman and
Schmidt, of Butte are in with liim. is developing a claim and is in fair ore. Geo.
Waterman and Mr. Hindtnan are nt work
I on a claim and are saving ore that will
I pay to ship.
Columbia and Koolcnn >-.
News comes from Rossland of the purchase of the Columbia aud Kootenay
j mine by the British America Corporation
\ for $27.5,000. The Trail Mining Company
; held a meeting in Chicago Monday and
| wired 0. H. Mackintosh accepting the of
i fer of the sum named.    He immediatelv
; We arc aiwertlnr In the courts our rixlit to the
I   exclusive use of the won! " c.Ab'1'OKlA," and
I   " PITCHER'S CASTORIA," as our Trade Marie.
I, Dr. Samuel Pitcher, of Hyannis, Massachusetts,
1 was theoriginator of " PITCHER'S CASTORIA,"
| the same that has borne and does now bear thi
! fac-simile signature of CHAS. H. FLETCHER on
celebrated for more
than a century as a
delicious, nutritious,
and flesh-forming
beverage, has our
Yellow Label
on the front of every
package, and our
t rade-mark ,"La Belle
Chocolatiere,"on the
Dorchester, Mass.
A writer lu the Arena makes the venerable Lafayette say in 1825, from the
balcony of an old house, still standing
at tbe corner Of    Park   and    Beacon
streets,  In  Boston,  "Where  are your
poor?   Where are your iioor'f    In this
assembly 1 see them not.    Why have
they nol come also?"   Then some nne
In the crowd replied, "We tire nil here,
rich and poor together."   But with true
French gallantry the veuerable Frenchman responded: "No: the poor nre not
here.   They are not anywhere In America.    They are In Kurope."    Cpon the
basis of this little scene the writer remarks: "And thnt makes the difference
Is'lweeu au assembly  nf free men  In
!HUr> and an assembly of Inchoate paupers In 1H1.7." In a native tribe of bar- | wired the company the first payment on I
Imrlnns there are uo poor nml no rich. \ the mine.   The exact terms of the sale are
[B Ihe tribal singe of civilisation mem- | not mentioned.    Next to the War Eagle
ban of the tribe all share alike-hence j<l��al this ����� the largest sale ever consum- j
there Is no poverty.    But  It (loos not i mated in the camp.   The mine is equipped!
quite follow that this Is the most cleslr- I with a plant allied at *20,000, consisting
j of  a .lO-drill  compressor and  three   188
every wrapper. This is the original "PITCHER'S
CASTORIA " which has been used iu the homes
of the mothers of America for over thirty years.
Look; Carefully at the wrapper aud see that it is
ihe kind you have alivays hough/, and has the
signature of CHAS. H. PLETCHER on the
wiapper. No one has authority from me to use
my name except The Centaur Company of which
Chas. H. Fletcher is President.
March 8, .-Soj.       SAMUEL PITCHER. M.U.
Some  men  talk  more  religion  in  ten
! minutes than they practice in ten yeurn.
j riff Permanently ('tired.
. rile   after flrst slay's uw of
No fits or nervousness
Or. Klluv's lirnat
I Nerve Restorer.   Bend for  KKKK   S<MIO  trial '
! bottle and treatise.    DR.   II. II. KI.IMC, Ltd., KKI
| Arrti Hlreet, Philadelphia, Pa.
We are the largest nianuiacturers lu the
stale ol
Prime California Oak Leather.
Immense s'oolt of Haddtery Goods. If
your dealt*r doe* not beep our make of
Harness, j^end direct for them.
822 Sprsxuc Av.      Spokane, Wn.
The name " M. K. Pa vis" slumped on
nil Harness; our make is a guarantee
ol excellence, Look lor It. Take no
other. CalHlogue upon upplicHtiou.
The New York elevated railway 1ms
1117 passenger curs, .'I3.1 engines. MM employes and runs trains only 80 seconds
A Wonderful Statement
���Prom Mrs. J. S. McdlHaa. of 113 Kllburn
Avxnuas,  Kss-rkford. III.
aide condition of existence. There are
very few men living who can remember
how au average crowd ou the streets of
ltcmlon looked ill \KS>. That they looked better fad, better dressed, or curried
more change In their pockets, few believe. That there was more equality
Is due imrtly to the more elementary
diameter of trade nnd industry, lt Is
always so, from the original tribe up
to the moat complex civilization. But
It ls these complex conditions that call
out the displays of philanthropy that
we see on Thanksgiving day and ln the
holiday season. In saying that there
were no poor in Hoston in 1825 (If he
said It), Lafayette was bound to lie
polite, but we all know better. Inequality Increase* as society advances
from the elementary to the complex.
And so does philanthropy. But because of this are we prepared to return
to the original tribal condition? Hardly. It Is In the effort to remove Inequality and ameliorate Its effects that
should engage every good citizen, that
the whole moral nature of the community Is advanced with thc increase
of lta material wealth.
"Did yon hear what Whlmpton's little boy said when they showed him tbe
twins r
"No; what waa ltf
"He said: There! Mamma's bees
gettln' bargains again.'"- Comer's
horse power engines. The property con
sists of four claims���the Columbia, Kootenay, Copper Jack and tbe Tip Top and
the Kootenay fraction.
Fort   Steele   District.
News comes from Fort Steele that thc
famous  Coroiiilii   claim,  which   is  being
developed hy 1). D. Mann, is showing exceedingly rich gray copper ore.
Named  It  He public.
The lively young mining camp on the
Colville reservation will be known as
Eureka no longer. Uncle Sam's government has named it Republic and John
Stack has been appointed postmaster.
The postoffice. will be in operation within
j a short time, delay being occasioned by
the fact that certain ofiiciitl documents
concerning the appointment of the new
postmaster are missing, having been lost
in transit. The crusher Of the Republic
mine of Eureka camp was the heaviest
piece of mining machinery ever hauled
over the Marcus road. It weighed 13,0011
pounds, and was six days on the road
from Marcus to Eureka.
Badger Croup of Mlaea.
A 10-si .'/ap mil) and other equipments
neeesmry have been purchased for the
Badg��r group of mines near Susanville,
in easttVt. .Oregon. The group consists of
the Badger, the Hughes, the McQuude,
tbe King of the Hills and tbe Steamboat
gold quarts lodes, and is situated on tbe
south side of Elk creek, in the Klk Creek
mining district, in Grant county, 38 miles
from Sumpter, the nearest railway point.
It is tbe intention to ship 15 oar leads
"I waa  dreadfully 111���the  doctors
said thoy  could  cure me, but failed [
to do BO.
"Igave up
faa   despair
i end took to
my bed.   I
, had dreadful pains In
I my   heart,
j fainting
! spells,
���parka before   my
eyes, and
I   would
get so blind
I could  not
aee for several minutes. 1 could not
stand very long withojfl feeling sick
end vomiting,
I also hod female weakness, inflammation of ovaries, painful menstruation, displacement of the womb, itching of the external parts, and nice ration
of the womb. I have had all these
"The pains I had to stand were something dreadful. My husband told mo
to try s bottle of Lydia E. Pinkham's
medicine, which I did, and after taking it for a while, was cured."
W�� wish tripsin 1MVM0 m-sr <������.-
foment, and hence oBer
l l>k��. l;lD��y Ksuli.il,
1 Pkg. Karlr Sprlna Turui,,
Barilssst.Ked Bert,
" BiMiiars-k Cucuml" r.       Me
" Queen Victoria Isettusia, 160
'' Klondyke Melon.       _.   Mo
" Jiimtxs (llant Onion, ���  l,sc
" Brilliant Klower Ss>i���ls,   lie
Waits Sl.ee, l*r l�� eente.
Abnr�� 10 pk(��. worth *1 (��, va will
mail 7011 froe, tssarlhrr with our
ureal Plant and  Sees! (,'alalo
upon receipt of ihiis noli,-,, and
pesstafe. We in.ile yoor trade and
know when jroo once It. Salaar'a
eoede you will never get along with- I
��_��"��,   Pauttae.��ili.M
aBkl.Catalogaloneio.  So. 1 c
���un ��iid ca., u casus, is.
... MJurtrp-sOTunns by ...
��� .lambersoi!
������em's Ka-aa-acl ��� gtadlw WIU ie It Thraa
floats will aaka y<*�� (get keMsr. Oat 11 treat
yeai Sragglst ee any wfcolessti arns kaasa, er
tot tnetac and loeattac Q��ai ar
Or*, loat or burMI f=-
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�� I'I
..SUED i'.YKi.Y Friday At k.vslo, B. C.
By The News Publishing Company.
Subscription $2.00 Per Annum in Advance���Advertising
Kates Mado Known on Application.
FEBRU A RY, 1898.
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Is Self ^' S' Senator Thurston of Nebraska
r<ivernilieilt recently contributed an article to
Munscy's magazine ou "Political Con-
a Failure ? ditions in the West" in which he
reviewed the results ol the last presidential campaign.
Senator Thurston is a Republican and is in accord with his
party on the dominant political Issue of the day���the money
question, tn this article he attempts to pay a glowing
tribute to the foreign born voters, who, he asserts, saved
the country front dishonor by.averting indejiendent bimetallism, and without whoso aid. this could not havo been
Senator Thurston does not soeni to realize; that when
he says this ho practically acknowleges that tho republic
is a failure. Who shall save tho people from themselves?
If United States citizens reared within her borders and
educated in hor public schools, most of thom tracing their
lineage back to a Now England anoestry require to havo
citizens imported fro.n monarchical forms of government to
nave them from dishonoring thotnsolves and their country,
why. bettor go back to the monarchy. Would Senator
Thurston admit this? Probably not. But the logic of the
situation points inevitably to that conclusion.
Far different is tho view takon by the chairmen of tho
different bimetallic parties iu the addresses recently Issued
by them as noted in our news columns, These aro bugle
calls to all who are opposed to tho single gold standard
and the domination of monopolistic trusts, to assert their
Americanism and patriotism by standing shoulder to
shou'der against a common foe.
'Far differont also is tho view taken by Hon. W. J.
Bryrn in his recent lettor to the New York Journal replying lo critics who asked him to show cause why the 10 to 1
fight should not give way to somothlng else. It was a
ringing manly lettor full of encouragement to those who
believe in the level hoadedness of the common people, and
will do much to crystallize and solidify popular sentiment
against the Republican party, which he asserts was the
first party that ever dared abandon the Declaration of Independence. If 'theso appeals have the effect that we
believe they will, there will be no need to ask after 1900 if
self government is a failure.
tional copies that we desired to circulate ln our extra
edition. If the editor of the Kootenaian wishes to learn
our circulation, our books aro open to him or the public,
and we challenge him to a comparison of subscription lists.
As a matter of fact, there Is not, much difference between
tho circulation of the two papers in thin city.bul putsfds ��'ti
concede the Kootenaian is as yet ahead of us. Ills circulation .is neither ten times larger than ours nor yet two times
as large, notwithstanding that by the grace of Mr. Bostoc
he has been established here four times aa long as we have
been. It is too bad that the incident of the extra so ruffled
up Dave's feelings. He is just realizing what it means to
have some live competition.
The Kootenaian next talks of its big investment hero
and our small one. Lot him try to duplicate our plant for
three times the amouut he appraises it tit, and he will fail
miserably. The 13. C. News has at its command sufficient
equipment to get out its regular issue in its usual complete
style, and at the samo timo rent a suttleient portion of It
to the new Searchlight Publishing Company at Kuskonook
to get out a good paper thoro also. If tho prices set on his
own plant are as much exaggerated a3 we know the rent
item to bo, the editor of the Kootenaian could cut all his
boastful figures in two and be much nearer tlio truth.
Tho Kootenaian says that it will not quarrel with us
again. We are glad of that, as wo think newspaper
squabbles are tiresome to the public, and are interested to
know if the Kootenaian can keep its word.
Nelson's much talked ot fire-limit by-law has been
completely knocked out hyJudge Forin, and Nelson people
aro wondering now why thoy they ever thought that they
had fire-limits,
In tho death of Miss Frances E. Willard tho cause of
temperance loses its greatest leader In America, if not in
thc world.
The Kaslo & Slocan Railway company has made a gallant struggle to raise its blockade this woek and all aro
glad that it has succeeded.
Tho B. C. News has no intention of leaving Kaslo,
notwithstanding tho circulation of insinuations to that
offect, by those with whom the wish is doubtless father to
tho thought.
That's a pretty solid looking list of names published on
our front page this week as the reBult of the miner's mass
meeting. Wonder, if after all, the letter to Carlyle wasn't
really the "unfortunate incident."
The first number of the Kuskonook Searchlight is on
our table, issued last Tuesday. We congratulaiu tho people of Kuskonook that they will have a good live paper.
As some as thc members of the News Publishing company
are also interested in tho Searchlight, modesty forbids us
saying more. By the wuy, iire'r King, when will tho first
issue of your now Kuskonook Journal appear?
All Winter Goods
,1^1 the Men's Ftirnisl-nrifr Line
to MAKE ROOM for   a Large
Call and. ��ee
But do not Get the Idea that Our Grocery Department is losing its grip, even if we do not talk about it
much. Our usual fine stock of FANCY and STAPLE GROCERIES will be kept to the highest mark.
Kaslo.       Sandon.       Ainsworth.
gGood Advertising Medium
/-����_ j ____ ( The HRIT-NH CaU'HHIA NKWS Is tlio lending,
LJIjfl fflCTsGI" I  most carefully edited, moat reliable, best lookliiR new*
~ * * ** * ***������ +** ���    (  paper in the Kootenay Lake Country.
_-%     ��� ��    /-"����� |       .��� <   Price Is rlienp consistent
Price and Circulation j arasvr8
Have You Tried lt ?
Once there was a Ram Pasture oecu-
pied by a Solitary Hard Headed Young
Ho lived so Long Undisturbed
A Fable
a. Moral. here that he Thought he Owned the
Pasture, and ho grew Fat.jftnd Saucy. One day Parmer
Opportunity concluded w>lTet down the Bars and turn in
some Horses, as tho Feed was Fairly Good in spite of the
Paot ibat the'Ram Spoiled more than he Ate.
Now tb?�� Ram was a Great believer In Butting and he
bellowed to the Horses that Utftpy did not get out of his
Pasture, ho would Proceed to Butt them. "Get out ol this
Pasture," he Pawled. "Get on" from the Earth. What
Righl have you lo Live, Anyway?"        ,
The "Horses paid uo Attention to hlm- and went on with
their Grazing. So, ho proceodod to hU Butting. As he
came near oach time, the Horses would step aBide and the
Ram's impetus would pass them Uartnlest_. Ho Kept this
up, until ono of the Horses, who was standing close to a
largo Rock culled Public* Opinion, stopped aside as tho
Ram Orttoe lunging at him; and the Ram ran full Tilt
aeaitist this Rock and broke his Neck.
Moral--Haec tabula docet tbat Rams should not claim
the entire Pasture before they got their Title Deeds.
For an AbllSe   Alwtit-last Friday cvjftj^'it began
���� to bo talked around oitfMnrcots that
jTlOll^ls-1 . u n,ij,i,ty thunderbolt was being forged
in the editorial pen of the Kootenaian, and that It would be
IhnnehtMl upon our devoted heads on the following day.
Fh* chief cause of thc bud taste In the Kootonalan's.mental
inside, was that it had not yet gotten oyer the effects of
thai "unfortunate Incident," the; mass meeting, and did not
want to be reminded of lt further. It was rather unfortun-
tte for the Kootenaian, it must be admitted.
The B. C. News still survives,    lt Is a case of. "the
itrvival  of  tho  fittest."    It will take more than a few
���.rfilumns of billingsgate to dispose of us.
It is supposed that some answer,: however, will be
jxpected to the remarkable effusion appearing in last Sat-
nVday's issue of the Kootenaian. The editor of that paper
i8 an adapt in tlia style of argument that consists in calling
tfithnes. ' Til begin with, he calls the editor of,the.B. C.
rH'Ws ''a p&us fraud." He makes no attempt to prove
jWftM the charges of piety or fraud. The editor, ot tids
paper'has tried to lead a decent and respectable life aad
���.believerthat be has succoeded. If the Kootenaian's editor
considers this as a personal affront to his style of. laying, it
is really too bad. t' '
We are next charged with representing-to< the city
council that our circulation is larger than tbat of the
Kootenaian. Such a charge is simply a He1, manufactured
out of whole cloth, and we challenge the Kootenaian to Its
As to'the amuBing little Incident Jif ttye puroliase of
two Here's of white paper from the Kootenaian���lt was
paid for- wo needed that much to coeriletev the. 2Q0 addi-
The results of tho destruction of the war-ship Maine in
Havana harbor, are attaining international proportions.
The latest talk is that President McKinley will demand
anywhere from ��15,000,000 to $50,000,000, indemnity of
Spain. The ship itself cost $5,000,000. If the Spaniards
in Havana are not guilty of the Maine's destruction they
aro certainly very foolish to rejoice at it so openly.
White Enamelled Ware!
Also Coal Oil Stoves t aat are Up-to-Date���one and two
burners.   A Handsome Line of  HANGING LAMPS.
The Mineral City News is one of the late journalistic
candidates for public favor. It is an eight-page monthly,
quarto, and is published at Rossland by Alfred W. Dyer.
Mineral City is yot in its Infancy. The paper will probably
move there later. Mineral City is on Cariboo creek, seven
miles east of Burton city, which in turn is 20 miles south of
Nakusp on tho east shore of Lower Arrow lake. This
young paper says that Mineral City is 45 miles west of
Kaslo. Possibly, as the crow Hies; but by ordinarily
travelled routes it is 97 miles. By the way, It is Interesting
to note that mostly every new western town has to have the
affix "city" to start with. As soon as it is old enough to go
it alone, it drops the crutch. Kuskonook is an exception.
Kaslo was once Kaslo City.
Man Killed by Snow Slide.
It is said that the name of tho man killed by a snow
slide near Three Forks, Sunday, 1.1th Inst, was Tewith and
that ho came from Sprague, Wash. His body had not
been recovered at last accounts.
The Noble Five, Lucky .1 im and Payne slides have
already distinguished themselves this year for destructive-
uess, but tho above is tho only fatality reportod so far.
Off For Hawaii.
Ex-Mayor liobert F. Green contemplates a business
and pleasure trip to Honolulu ih a fow days. He will
probably go vfa Victoria stopping there for a fow days lo
co-operate with his fellow delegates from the Board of
Trado. The News Joins with his many friends In wishing
him a pleasant aqd prosperous trip and a safe return,
Renewed Smelter Rumors.
Smelter rumors are flying thick on tho streets, and it
Is generally conceded that a smelter plant to cost about
half a million is billed to come to Knslo this spring. Those
who know are mum, but they do not deuy that 45,000 has
been put up on tho project-as a forfeit.
K & S. Blockade Raised.
The Kaslo k Slocan railway blockade is sufficiently
raised so that the management announce that they will attempt to got a train through to-morrow morning. Three
engines with tbe rotary snow plow, a passenger coach,
mallear and freight oar will leave, perhaps earlier than
schedule time.
The threatened famine at Whitewater and vicinity was
eased up by opening the road to that point several days
8(fo�� '	
C. P. R. Cut Rates.
Tho C. P. R. is announcing the following cut in passenger rates from Kaslo- To Mew York, Boston or Montreal,
from ��.9.30 to 83S.20;,to Chicagoi'from $40.80 to $36.80; to
8t, Paul, from <M4,X0 to $29.80. Some of the roads on the
other side have met these cuts, and,others to' the coast, and
a rate war is In progress.
Hamilton Byers,
A Guaranteed Union Made Cigar.
Ask Your Dealer for It.
See F. E. Archer
The Pioneer Hardware Dealer
Front Street, Kaslo, British Columbia.
argest and
In the
Interior of
Kootenay Lake
Saw Mill.
oo o o 6"
A Full Line of Building Material Constantly on Baud,
Lumber Rough, Sized, Dressed, Matched; Shingles, Laths, Doors, Win
(lows. Mouldings, Brackets, Turned Work, Glass, etc., etc.
On hand and to Order.   Agents in Nelson and Sandon.
ee* i ' '        m *����
Try a Good Smoke
and Nice Book
f Cigars by the Box a Specialty. 1 handle all the best brands ci
Holland BrOB Kaslo
S, Davie & Sons Montreal
J. Bruce Pain Granby
W. B. WebBter & Co Sherbrook
Geo. E. Tuckett & Son...: Hamilton
Books and Cigars,        -     -      -     ��     -      -       Front Street, Kaslo, B. C.
I Ogilvies
Just Received.     Price 50 cts.
Lamont & Young,
Books, Stationery and Wallpaper, ���   -   -   -  Kaslo, B. C.
J. B. Wilson the merchant, Is back
from a visit to his family iu Spokano.
Every ono is invited to visit the
Steam Laundry. Seo where and how
we do tho work, and got our new price
list. ' *
Mayor Chas. W. McAnn, expects to
leave for a trip to Victoria next Monday.
Best place to buy a watch, O. Stra-
thearu'B. *
Captain Frost of tho Kaslo hockey
toara Is ou tho streets again walking
with aid of cano.
Milwaukee Beer Hall.    The  place
whero you get your monoy's worth. *
""57M. Sackott,  builder of the Montezuma tram has returnod to Colorado.
Why send your washing to a Chinaman whon white men will do it better
and cheaper? Try the t'.oatn Laundry
and be convinced. *
Manager G. Alexander of the International Navigation & Trading company has gone to London, England on
When othors fall, try O. Strathearn,
the new Kaslo jeweler. *
Kasla Brewing company's bottled
beer delivered to any part of the city
for $2 per dozon. *
At the Mllwaukoe Beer Hall you
may always find good miners, mechanics and laborers. *
Remembor thc .Steam Laundry has
cut prices. Everybody can allord to
have work done there now. *
In H. Byor's show windows may be
seen some interesting blue print plans
of iron faced buildings.
Suite of 11 good rooms to rent cheap
second story, southwest corner of Third
and Front.   Apply in store below.  *
Milwaukoo Beer Hall. For the biggest schooner of boor with the foam
on tho bottom.   Ask for it. *
Milwaukee Beer Hall. Three bottles of beer 60c. *
Somo bargains in silver plate at O.
Strathearn'B. *
��� Alderman F. E. Archer made a trip
to Kuskonook and return last Saturday
and reports everything flourishing in
that lively burg.
For spring stylos of clothing consult
J. Walker, tho merchant tailor, Fourth
Streets^ *
Road the Nows and then subscribe.
Road the News und keep posted.
The Steam Laundry under uew
management. .Call and boo them. Only llrst class work and tho prico is only
oomiuonsurato with living wages.   *
Tho Steam Laundry ls tho place to
havo your work done, tho work done
right  at  a fair price. *
Spring ls nearly here. "In the
spring a younir man's fancy lightly
turns to thought of- " clothos. [Revised version J. To got tho best at
reasonable prices he goes to see
Walker the tailor on Fourth street.   *
Milwaukee Beer Hall, corner Fourth
and Third streets, Kaslo, B. C. Froe
lunch day und night. Excellent refreshments o( homo produots. *
S. D. Landockor  has  roturnd from
Milwaukee Beer Ball. If you leave
your orders for keg >and bottled beor,"
it will be delivered free of charge.  *
Tho beer, ale and porter of the Kaslo
Brewing company are pure and wholesome. All these beverages are manufactured at homo. *
Archie Fletcher displayed a broad
minded patriotism by floating the Union Jack last Tuesday���Washington's
Lace curtains can be done up nicely
only at the Steam Laundry
Postmaster Wm. Simpson of Duncan
City was ln Kaslo for a day or two this
Your soiled suit or your stained dross
can be cleaned without damaging tho
material, at the steam laundry.
A. G. Fraser, manager of tho Kaslo
Dramatic club has gone to Kuskonook
to open a clothing store. May success
attend him.
For fine portieres and window shades
seo Owen & Stevenson, tho furniture
The Spokesman Review observes
that J. C. Eaton of Kaslo, "lato owner
of the Whitewater mine," was recent-
in Spokane.
Get your woolen goods washed at the
Steam Laundry. We guarantee not to
shrink th em.
The Kaslo Transfer Co. is delivering
18 tons of iron rails for Contractor
Carlson on A avenue, where he will
begin work soon on streot improvements.
Land Commissioner J. H. Gray of
the K. & S. Ry. company ts absent in
Victoria on business.
The smiling face of Miss Kate Kelli-
her is seen again on tho streets after
an absence of several weoks in Spokane.
Kentucky Still KItterly   Resents Kx-Sec-
retnry Carlisle'* Plop to Gold Bugs.
Frankfort, Ky., Feb. 18���One of the
now bills introduced in tho house of
the Kentucky, legislature was by Mr.
Mount, populist, proposing to change
the name of Carlisle county to "William Jennings Bryan" county.
Rich     Strike     In
Redding, Cal., Feb. 15.���Another
rich strike is reported as having been
made in the Blue Jay mine on Morrison
gulch, a tributary of Coffee creek, Trinity county, by the Graves brothers.
The new pocket ls said to be worth
It will be remembered that a $40,000
strike by the |Graves brothers caused
a rush to Ooffee creek last summer.
"When Yukon Wtt. a rnp."
The eastern newspapers are doing
excellent work for Kootenay says the
Rossland Miner, by extensively publishing the following beautiful poem
whloh is credited to the Mining Critic
of Vancouver:
"Kootenay waa Kootenay
When Yukon waa a pup;
And Kpotenay will be Kootonay BtlU
When Yukon's buated up.
(1. N. Surveyors at Work. ��
Four parties of railway surveyors are
in the Hold in the vicinity of Bonnor's
Ferry. Two of these parties are working on the proposed line oi railway between Bonner's ferry and Port Hill.
A third party is camped at Naples, 12
miles west, and a fourth is surveying a
site for a new granite quarry near the
Mahar ranch, on the bench, two miles
back of town.���Herald.
A   Promising    Cooper    Creek
Near Argenta.
The News was this week shown some
very handsome specimens from an exceedingly promising group of four
claims, known as the Hercules near
the (north end of Kootenay lake, on
Cooper croek. The property is owned
by W. E. Hodder, Archie Morris, A.C.
Pearson, P. Walsh, Jas. Harvey and C.
W. McAnn. 'It ls only ono and one-half
miles from the lako and close to the
survey for the Kaslo-Lardo railway.
It was located lust April.
Development has boon mado on two
of tho claims, which aro numbered
from 2 to S. On No. 5 at the huso of
of the mountain a tunnel has been
driven in 25 feet. Thero is a five-foot
vein of dry oro which runs In stringers
and has given an assay of $10 gold and
300 oa of silver. The other development is on No. 2 on the mountain side,
where a four-foot shalf and twelve-foot
breast has been made. The specimens
here look like lime carbonates and
carry considerable lead. An outcropping struck off by a chance blow, over
500 feet from any development week
was highly mineralized. The boys
doubtless, have a good thing.
Death of Richard Robert..
Mrs. J. Turner has returned from
Victoria where she was called two
months ugo to attend her father, Richard Roberts in his last illness. Mr.
Roberts was a prominent pioneer of
Victoria and his death is much lamented.
Various*   Incidents   of   Life   at the
Victoria, Feb. 17.���The legislature
continues to kill time in tho discussion
of the speech from the throuo. While
thero are more important matters to bo
dealt with this session, principally in
connection with the opening up of the
Yukon, the members on both sides
seem more interested in the coming
elections. The debate may close tomorrow, and next week the serious
business of the session will doubtless
be taken up.
Hume of South Kootenay today presented an argument for redistribution.
He maintained that Kootenay now contained one-fifth of tho population of the
province, and in view of tho large contribution of that district to
the revenues, its claims for more
representation in the house should
not bo noglected. He urged too, that,
steps to prevent river pollution and to
guard tho public in the district should
not be relaxed.
Kollie presented a petition for a bill
to in-corporate a railway from Albert
canyon to the Waverley mines and
thence to Revelstoke.'
There was a little scene between
Cotton opposition member from Vancouver, and Hon. C. E. Pooley, cabinet
minister and president of the council,
yesterday. Cotton claimed that Pooley
had allowed his name to be used on a
mining prospectus, that he act the part
of a decoy duck. Up jumped Pooley
and told Cotton ho would not dare to
spoak that way outsido the house.
Pooley is in spite of his age a splendid
athlete and quick-tempered. Cotton
intimated he was not afraid to say
the same words outside, whereupon
Pooley dared him to come out and do
it.   He did not do it.
Kellle yesterday presented a petition
for a railway from Arrowhead to Kootenay lake, and Huntor one from the
Kootonay & Northwestern Railway
compauy. Contrary to usual practice,
tee premier states that the estimates
will probably be brought down in
another week. For years the estimates have never been brought down
early in a session, and so it may be
taken as anf augury that this session
will not be a long one. Naturally, after
the estimates are passed business is
A Strong Combination  of Parties For a
White Metal Fight.
Washington, D. C, Feb. 15.-Addresses on behalf of the democratic-
populist and silver republican parties,
which is the result of the conference
that has been held among the leaders
of these parties at the capital for the
past few weeks, were issued today.
They seek to unite the members of the
three parties in future elections on the
financial issues as of paramount importance, and appeal to each of the parties
to consolidate all along tbe lines for
this purpose. The address to the democrats is signed by Senator James K.
Jones of Arkansas, chairman of tbe
democratic national committee, and
endorsed by democratic congressional
committee; that of the populists by
Senator Marion Butler, chairman of
the .populist national committee, and
the 25 other populist members of tho
senate and house; and that of the silvor
republicans by Chairman Townsond
and the silver republicans In the senate nnd house, aud also by ex-Senator
Delegate* to Victoria.
The council appropriated $200 to do-
fray the exponsos of delegates to Victoria to present to tho Legislature the
wants of Kaslo and vlolnlty. Alderman .1. D. Monro waB chosen to represent the council, and the other delegates wero left to be chosen by the
board of trade.
At the Rink.
At tbe rink last Saturday night the
"Brownies" beat the "Heavyweights"
in a hockey match, and also in a tug
of war. Sam Hunter won the potato
rice and W. E. Hodder the fat man's
Last. Tuesday evening a curling
game between 'Messrs. Green, Trethe-
way, Whellains and Goodenough on
the one hand, and Messrs. Buchanan,
McKlnnon, Easton and Moodie on the
other was won by the former group by
a score of 13 to 3.
For best rooms at lowest rates, go to
the Colonial house, opposite the post
Family Groceries!
Seeded Raisins.
Honey in tlie Comb.
Famous Ram Lai Tea.
Mince Meat in Packages.
We Pride Ourselves on Selling Nothing but the Best and at Living Prices.
Our Miners' General Supplies and Men's
Clothing of all Descriptions are up to the
Mark as usual.       Qreen BrOS.
Corner A Avenue and Third St., Kaslo, B. C.
Tho New Paper on the K. * S. Land
Co. ami Their Agent.
The Kaslo & Slocan Land Company,
owners of the Kuskonook townsite,
have shown a disposition to be most
reasonable and generous in their treatment of tho poople here. Those who
came before the town wae surveyed
will find no disposition on the part of
the company to charge higher rates,
on account of having built before buying. On tho contrary, those will find'
their enterprise rewarded for their-
faith in the town. Those who came
since will find tho company ready to
co-operate with them in every thing
that is for the best interests of the
Mr. Frank M. O'Brien, the agent of
the K. & S. Land Co. here, is a gentleman of experience and ability in this
line of business, and the Searchlight
feels sure that the company could not
have.found a better man for the place.���
Kuskonook Searchlight.
Crow's Nest Laborers Treated Well.
In an interview with a Vancouver
World reporter, John I.<Booge of Moyie
City was asked: "Can you say anything as to the complaints of ill treatment to men working on the new railroad." He replied, "I think the complaints -have ;been ��� greatly magnified.
You see the men hire for a certain
time and from their flrst wages their
railroad faro is withheld. If they
work their full time it is refunded.
Generally speaking the company is fair
with Its men. The complaints have, I
think, usually come from a class of
mon who intended to get out west and
then not do any work."
We Will Still Execute Orders for Which
There Is uo Haste.
The B. C. Nows job plant has been
routod to tho Searchlight Publishing
Co. at Kuskonook. It loft hero last
Tuesday morning in broad daylight.
We will bo pleased to receive und have
exeouted at Kuskonook for our old patrons or others, any Job work that does
not require haste in delivery, until
mich time as we got another plant in-
Stalled here. Possibly the Kootenaian
will rent us the one tbat it ordered
from Cortland to start the Journal at
Kuskonook, ns it will hardly be needed
thoro now.
Comfortably Furnished   Rooms.
For comfortably furnished rooms by
the day, week or month. Apply to
Mrs. Thompson, ou A. avenue, near
Third stroet, two doors west of Green
Hros' store, upstairs.
A First-Class Rating House.
The Davenport Cafe on 4th street,
conducted by Messrs. Ross & Wilson,is
a credit to Kaslo and would rank high
in any city. Por a first-class meal call
and try their menu. You will not be
disappointed in the fare and will find
their prices reasonable.
Lead (Broker's.) Silver.
Saturday, P^b.. 19  3.60 55 3 4
Monday, Feb. 21  3.60 65 7-8
Tuesday, Feb. 22 ;... ,
Wednesda-y, Feb. 23.,  3.60 an 1-2
Thursday, Feb. 24  3.60 55 5-8
Friday, Feb. 26 3.60 661-3
Notice Is hereby given that the plaat of the
Kaslo Transfer Co. has this dny boon leased to
L. Hanna, aud thet all accounts owing to said
Company must be paid on or be Tore March 1st,
nttor which they will Ik placed in suit without
further notice.
Kaslo, B. C., February 1,1898.
Proprietor Kaslo Transfer Co.
To the Public.
Tnke notice that I have leasee! the Kaslo
Transfer Co.'s plant,and will carry on iu future
under the namo of the Kaslo Transfer Co., and
Will dual in Wood, Hay, Oats, Wheat, Ice, etc.,
and do a general Cartage Bunineil. Terms,
cash to accompany all orders except where arrangements ore made at the office. In no case,
however, will accounts be allow id to run longer than the end of tne current month, Reasonably low charges,and s.nail profits with prompt
payments, will be our motto.
Kaslo, H. C., Kobruarv 1,18118. {
L. Hanna. Manager.
ind Got tie liii!
I  have sold my  building    ,
Feed Business in Kaslo to
Messrs. J. Turner & Co.,
Who will handle and keep
constantly a large stock of
Flour, Rolled Oats and all lines kept in
a first-class Feed Store. I can recommend the people of this city to patronize the new firm for honest values for
their money.      W. G. NEELANDS.
NELSON & BOSTRUM, Proprietors.
Nicely Furnished Rooms. Bar well
Stocked. Spokane Beer on Draught by
the Schooner or Quart. Best Free
Lunch in the City.
Silver king
Bar and Billiard
Room in Connection
Booms from $2 por week Up.���Newly furnished throughout. ��� Electric
Lights.���Front St., next door to Post
Ottleo, Kaslo, B. C.
Confectloue ry,Tobacco
and Cigars.
A stock of ^ancy Groceries is
Soon to be added to our stock.
Front St., opp. Kaslo Hotel, Kaslo.B.C.
���Real Estate aud Mining Broker.���
Front St., Kaslo, B. C. ���WILL WALK OVER THE OCEAN.
A BoHtooinn   Expects   to   Accomplish
Thin   feat  Net! Summer.
Cain. William i'. Oldiieve, of Boston,
makes announcement of h remarkable
intention.  He says be will walk across
the Atlantic OC_AH noxl  summer,     lie
will begin ills Journey on -inly 4. and
win lie accompanied by Capt. William
A. Andrews. famous for reason Of liis
voyage across the Atlantic In a small
boats oiclrie-vc will sleep and eat lu
Andrews' boat.
The seagoing shoes of Mr. OMrieve
arc the most wonderful pari of the
whole affair, Tbey are really u pair of
cedar boxes live feet long, with tins on
the bottom unci sides. They ure very
light and arc callable of sustaining 140
pounds, but us Oldrieve weighs only
ISO they are as good to liim :ts u steamer's deck. In each of these wooden
Shoes the waler walker's feet are
thrUSt deep down, uml n rulilii'f gnrler-
like affair is fastened to the leg, thus
effectually keeping out the water, lttili-
bcr boots reaching to the thigh arc also
worn. When thus equipped Oldrieve l.
] (invernor-deneral Karl ol Aberdeen
��� Premier Mr Wilfred 1-aurler
j Memlier uf the  House of Commons, Dominion
Parliament, for Wert Kootenay	
  Hewitt llost'ick
��� Premier	
; Attiirney-iiencral	
com. of l.tuids and Works
.Hon. T. It. Mc'tnnea
lion. .1. II. Turner
Hon. II. M Khcrts
Hon. (.. lt. Martin ���
 ^jr- \     "'"ML   >�����*���
One of the mosi practical ideas in connection with tin- relief of tne miners iii Hie Klondike region is tliHt of the employment of reindeer in the expedition, As announced in a reccm dispatch from Washington, the Government has taken this
mutter in hand, as well ux the control of the entire i'X,>editi<in.    Secretary Alger hns made .'i requisition on William Akell-
imiii. thc Federal reindeer herder, for uuo of the useful animals for Immediate use.   Condensation of foodstuffs makes it
possible for Hie authorities to send large ainountH with little comparative expense'. The tracts bilitv aud faithfulness
of the animals render the undertaking one of much less difficulty thnn would lie the esse under any other oircunistiiiict'S.
When it is remembered that each of the ikltl reindeer can haul _IKl pounds, the value of ihe proposed service cannot
he overestimated. The sturdy little animals will easily haul sledges and cargoes over glaciers and through mountain
passes when horses would lie absolutely useless.
Reindeer nre small animals, compared to the other families. They arc usually a trifle over four feet iu stature, have
short bodies, compactly put together, and strong, short legs, which carry them over the ground at a very rapid rate. The
l.nps say these beasts of burden can trot along hauling a sledge loaded wilh 'JIHI pounds at the rate of from nine to ten
miles an hour, and maintain this speed for inii'iiy hours without apparent fatigue. They nre nimble and sure-footed lis
the chamois, hnve the endurance of the burro nnd lack the obstinacy of the latter capricious brtlte, All the conditions
which environ the proposed expedition are to their liking, so that nature sccins to have designated them as the means of
relieving the sufferers.
Minister ol Mines and Education.
 Hon. .las. Haker
Provincial Mineralogist Win. A. Carlyle
Members of Legislative Assembly for West
Xorth Kitting  J.M Kellle
South Riding J. K. Hume
Mayor (has. W. MoAnn
Aldermen- A. W, (loo-lenontrh. V. R, Archer.
J. D. Moore, ci. Hartin, D. W. Moore, lico. W.
City Clerk K. K. Chipman
Police Mas 1stniie ���, Alex I.urns
Cltv Marshnl M. V. Adams
Assistant W. A. Milne
Auditor C. D. Mckenzie
Treasurer��� .S. H. llreen
Assessor S. P. Tuck
Waler Commissioner R. A. Cockle
Health Officer Dr. J. K. B. Rogers
City council meets every Thursday evening
at thc city hall, Ith street, between Front St.
and A avenue.
Chlel Hugh P. Fletcher
First Deputy chief Cenrge Held
Second Deputy Chlel John (illlla
Third Deputy chlel iieo. Whiteside
Secretary Archie Morris
Treasurer Qua Adams
Mining Recorder and Assessor-Tax Collector
 John Keen
Collector ol Customs J. F. Mcintosh
School Trustees���August Carney, J. D.Moore,
tl. ti. Ruebanan.   Principal���Prof. Jos. Hislop.
(ieneral delivery open dally (Sundays excepted) from S a. in. until 7 p. m. lnibby opea
Irom 7 a. in. to fP.SO p. m.
Malls for despatch closed as follows: For
all parts of the world every evening except
Saturday and Sunday, at 9, p. m.
Malls arrive from I'nlted States and lake
point! dally except Sunday, at 9:80 p. m.
From ('. P. R. points and Slocan points, arrive dally except Sunday, at 4:00 p. m.
Registration office open 8:H0a. in., 6:80 p, ni.
Money order office and l'ostoffice Savings Bonk
openlia.m. to 5p.m.
8. H. (illKKN. Postmaster.
able to walk many miles and to travel
over choppy seas, and even the heavy
swell of the ocean.
His theory of midoci'iin walking Is
���to slide down the side of a big swell
and wa.lt for the next one to lift liim
up. ln this way lie says It really require* less exertion to walk on waler
far out at sea than it does in a sheltered bay. lie thinks lie will tie able to
walk from "sKl to 1,000 miles across thc
Atlantic ln a period of 40 to '.hi days. As
the course taken will be in the |uttli of
��teamshli>s, he expects to speak many
pawing vessels and send back letters
written while walking in mldoccuu to
his friends in Boston.
Kemurkublc   Picture*   that     May
Made by Silhouetting.
lt ls not too much to say that the pastime of making hand shadows is us
universal as light itself.    The Chinese
practiced it thousands of years ago;
land it flourishes at the Egyptian Hall
ItO-dny.    That there is money in sluid-
| (lows, as well as  in  more substantial
commodities,  will  be  testified  by   Mr.
David  Devant, the eminent onibroma-
, neur.   The apparatus is not elaborate-
merely n  powerful arc light of 2.1HKI
candle-power,   whose    beam    passes
through a small circular opening on to
a sheet of ticket-writer's liolhiucl.    Oc-
extentled. The operator then proceeds
dexterously to "mold' his subject, hut
In siicb a milliner that nil may behold
the clever evolution of the linger.  The
TIIK   BUI.i..
London   Policemen   to   Be  Topped  Oil
with an Klectrle Light.
One who lias never encountered a
London fog has no conception of Just
what It. Is. but It Is a fact thai It lie
qUCffltty happens that a person will get
lost trying to Hnd Ills way across the
street. In such a position one Is liable
to lie ground under the wheels of tunny
vehicles feeling their way through the
almost Impellent ruble mist. A proposition Is now being considered to lop
off the policeman at the "crossings"
with an electric light fixed on bis helmet. The glass Is of a peculiar reddish tint, which sihade Is said lo shine
ont a greater distance through the fog
than any other cokir. This will be perceptible wheu the pOUceman himself
is out of 'sight, nnd will act also as a
guide, us he stands at his post lu the
middle of two busy  thoroughfares, to
caslonall.v some little property���a pipe
n piece of cardboard, or what-not���is
used for adventitious effect; but for
the most part the "artist" uses his
hands simply and solely. What Is
more,  the arc lamp can  be dls|>cnse<l
I with, and almost equally amusing re-
I suits produced by the aid of a clothes-
horse, a sheet, and n candle, if un
' oil lamp Is used, care must be taken
��� to turn It so that the edge of the Haute
! Ik toward the sheet; otherwise the
! shadow* Will '><' blurred nntl ha/.y.
1 No one who has not actually seen a
! professional entertainment of this kind
placing of tbe bands end the disposition
of each flnger are swiftly seen by an
intelligent audience, who appreciate
this method far more than they would
the instantaneous appearance of perfect ligures.
Bul to proceed. In another of our Illustrations We have a singularly Ingenious representation of a swan, no
"property" of any kind being used���
unless one so describes Mr. Devaht's
own head. The photograph scarcely
requires explanation. The stately bird,
here shown, well maintains Its undent
nnd familial' traditions. Tiie long,
graceful neck comes back in sinuous
the stranded wayfarer, just as the
const light does to the tempest-tossed
vessel. It will also be a means of preventing the running down of police,
men. as has occurred several times, by
wagons. The light will be supplied by
butteries carried ln the coat pocket.
can form an Idea of the amusement
that may Is' derived from these liaud
shallows. Of course, the pictures largely depend for their effect upon Incessant movement; yet so cleverly are the
figures rendered, thut even lids series
of "still" photographs Itenrs powerful
testimony to the skill of the artist.
The "British bulldog" (see Hlustra-
tiotil is n capital example of unaided
handwork. Ills ferocity on the screen
Is exlruordliuiry. He advances threat
eningly. albeit with the unsteady gait
of bis kind;  and his terrible eye rolls
Knew What It Was.
"Kvery man bits bis vice," said Ten-
spot to TBiiterhook. who was fond of
offering unsought counsel to his acquaintances.
"What Is my vice, pray?" asked Tenterhook.
"Advice," replied Tenspot, unhesitatingly.
curves thut the plumage <Mr. Devnnt's
halri may lie preened aud peeked; and
the stiff little Inle waggles in pleasurable iiiiilcipiiiinii us the swan dives beneath tlie surface of the supposed lake.
Finally the bird stills out of the disc by
the simple process of Mr. Movant Inclining himself gradually foi ward.
Turn we uow for a moment to M.
Trewoy. of tlie Crystal 1'alaee. whoso
capital bull ts shown; (his, us you muy
see, is a wholly unassisted hand shadow. When about to produce a new
ligure. M. Trewey takes a seat betWeoh
Ills light nud the screen, und then commences to practice patiently und'per-
we have remarked before, hnnd shadow i.
pictures cannot be Judged when stationary. For each und every one of
them Is designed a certain mnrvelously
appropriate movement; nnd even the
grent personages whose portruits ap-
pear on the disc are made to exhibit
some mannerism or characteristic
whereby they are known.
Persons   Who   Live   in   tUuss   Houses
shouldn't  Throw stones.
They tell n story about u youtic man
who was, lately ss#,arrlecl that is fiuitiv
enough to print, but the unforiiitiate
part of It all is the names cnuno: be
given, for some Older persons are mixed up iu the complications, and they
would he mad as the dickens to .���(���"
their mimes in print.
The young mini Is a bright young r.is-
ciil and fond of a joke, nud ti drink Ol"
caalonally. in fact, he would take
three or four if opportunity was favorable, lt came to puss that opportunity was favorable oue day, nud he
took Several drinks. Then he went to
see the pride of his heart, a charming
young lady to whom he was engaged.
Her pupu came home In the evening
nnd discovered the .voting man ln his
deplorable condition. He lectured hint
In the severest way imaginable, und
sent hlm home. But he didn't forbid
liim the house.
In the course of a few days the
young mun called ami tendered to his
sweetheart the most ample npulogy
for his breach of etiquette. Later In
the evening, lu fact, nbout the quitting
hour, the old gentleman en me bottle
from u little sitting, where he had lost
some money, and gained u Jug of symmetrical proportions, lie was affable
lo the boy, und would lu all probability hnve apologized for Ills rudeness n
Mktiioiiikt Chikch���Cor. ('. and nth St. Dl-
vlno services every Sunday at 11 a. m. and
7:30 p. in. Hnnday school at 3:10, Strangers
always weleome.
C. AU1.T Pbo(tnikr, M. A., Pastor.
Piiksbytkrian ciii'kcii���Corner 4th street and
11 avenue. Services every Sunday at 11 a. in.
and 7:80 p. ni. Hnnday school aud Hlhle class,
2:80 p.m. Prayer meeting Wednesday evening at N o'clock. Free seats; strangers ami
others heartllv welcome.
Hkv. Jamks Naikn. Minister.
I'ni'Rcii ok KNui.ANis-Southwe.it corner ole
avenue and 5th street. Services every Sunday at 11 a. in. aud 7::in p. nt, All are cordially Invited. Kkv. C. P. Yates,
Mlssloner In Charge.
Uaitist ('uracil Services will he held In ihe
school house every Lord's day. Morning ser-
vieii. 11 o'clock ; Sunday school and pastor's
llllile class Immediately after morning ser
vice; evening servieee, 7:HU. All arc cordially
Invited to attend.
Uev. 11. ('. NkwcOs.be, Pastor.
Catholic i'iiv RCit���Comer C. avenne audtiih
Hi. No regular pastor at present. Occasional
services by special announcement.
Masons- Kaslo lodge No. 'lb, A. !���'. nud A. M ,
meets tlrst Monday In every month at Masonic hall over (ireen Bros.' Btore. Visiting
brothers cordlallv invited to attend.
'Hamilton hyehh, W. m.
K. E. CIUi'MAN, Hecrotary.
Masonic Cuaitkb- Kootenay Chapter,It. A. M.
holds regular convocations on the second
Tuesday nf each month In Masonic Hall,
K aslo. Visit ing companions are cordlallv In
vlted. K. K- CinrMAN, /..
Chas. TiitMitri.i., Scribe K.
Mac-cabkeh���Hlocan Tent No. li, Knights ol the
Maccabees, meets second and last Thursdays
oieach month at Livingston's hall, Kaslo.
Visiting Knights cordially invited*
Moss llol.l.ANIi, W. A. IJavied,
Keeper oi Records. Commander.
Korkstebs.���Court Kaslo So. 3)187, Independent
i inter of foresters. Meets 2d and 4th Fridays
oieach month lu Livingstone's Hall. Visiting brethren aro cordially invited.
N,MIMAS Ml'lNT, s-ll, W. 11. StBATIIKBN,
Recording Secretary. Chief Hanger
Physician and Surgeon.
ciraduate^rlnlty  Inlverslty, Toronto, Out.
Hartin building, Knslo. B. C.
Notary Public,
Arbitrator, Assignee
Conveyancing. Etc
liver I-uinont A Young's Book Store, J
I in fearsome style by a truly Ingenious
j flnger-tlp movement on the part of the
shadowgrtiphist.      As    Mr.    Devant'a
hands enter the Illuminated disc tbey
are quite separate, all the Augers being
slstently, introducing tentatively delicate little lines here and there, ami trying various motions that lie bus previously noted mentally while studying
the living prototypes
l.ord Salisbury figures without "property" of any sort, the well-known
board being produced In u remarkably
Ingenious fashion by the fingers nf one
hand extended downward.
One of the most effestlve of these
shadow portraits la that of Sir Henry
Irving. The long hair Ir very cleverly
Indicated, while a slightly protruding
tingcr-tlp produces on the sheet the
effect of the pluee-nes.   Of course, as
Memlier of college ol Physicians and surgeons.
few nights before Innl the voting man i '.1,*��l,l����e !.Mhe "���, (,v ,l"JVu,'n-   u,e ��� Nev"
,  , ... Vork Hospitals and  Polyclinic,
not anticipated hlm.
"What do yon mean by coming home
to the bosom of your family at this
hour of ihc night, ami In (bis condition?" said ihe Ihi.v. "You ought to lie
asbniiieil of yourself. I want you to
understand Hint such conduct is not
permissible In this house, and Hue lite
members of this family are uot a<< us
tomeil lo see men lu the condition you
are In. You had belter go where you ,
came from, and spend the hahiiP'p of
i lie evenlug." Am) thus he eoivltiued
repriMluelug as near ns possible the
words which had lieen hurled at his
swimming head u few nights previous {
Tlie old man was in a fury. Then he
did order the "oung man out and for
keeps. The t^agement wns 6K and
for good. Bnt nobody concerned in
the story died from a broken heivrr. or
anything of thnt kind. They married
In due lime, other pint tiers, of course,
and lived happily ever afterward,���
Cincinnati Commercial Tribute.
Jeweler and Optician,
Kch'O Avenue, Sandon, B. C.
A Pn/.-leil Parent.
"It Is a difficult problem." said the
conscientious man; "very difficult."
"What is worrying yon?" asked his
"If 1 use sl��ng before our sons ami
daughters it will encourage thorn In the
practice, and If I don't they will suy I
nm a back number." -Washlutfton
Mrs., J. S. Johnstone.-*
Embroidery and
Mantua Making.
A Avenue, west of Pacific Hotel,
Necessity Is the mother of some Inventions, but the majority of Ihem are
lt ls easier to cut an acqnaintance
than lt Is to carve a steak with a rer
taurant knife.
Qf^[|(| Barber Shop,
I f__TNew Nickel Tube.   Ticket* good
, lor three baths, fl. BIG CANAL PROJECT.
Senator Thnraton Proposes to Invest
Poetal Saving! Bunk Fund* in Int erect Bearing: Canal Honiln-Thc Canal
Should Accommodate l.aricc. Shi ps.
Would Cheapen Triiusportatlnn.
Scnnlor John M. Thurston says he
has a proposition to make for the disposal of postal savings funds. Mr.
Thurston wnuts the money put Into n
Brent system of internal improvements,
wlilch win give tho commerce of the
West a waterway from tlie Mississippi
River to the Atlantic seaboards
Mr. Thurston would revive (he Hen-
1      *?V
ronds down to n reasonable figure. The
c-iitiiils ot New York hare done a wonderful work in tin1 regulation of truus-
pnrtutioii rates in thai State;    rVlteb j
thc> Hennepin Canal project wns lusi i
discussed It wus shown thai on roads ;
itiuniug eust l'fiMit  Chicago In compc-
titlon with Hit; \vnlc>r routes l lie' freight
rates were only one-half the rates on
roads running northwest which hud no
witter    competition.    Of    course,    the j
enormous   truffle  of   the  cust-bcrniul
foitils accounted   for  this in  purl,  but
the lakes mid (-minis were responsible
for much of it.
"The experience uf the lake carriers
litis shown that wnter rates can be
cheapened greatly by using the largest
curriers. Therefore I suy Mint if the ,
government undertakes the construe- i
Hon of a canal between file Mississippi
mill the great lakes, It. ought to make n
complete Job of it by affording u channel which will accommodate the largest
Central Hotel*        J
am IhtouVjn Kasu.    j>
-��� J
New   ltulldlng and   Newly   Furnished   <F
Mr. Thurston hus eminent authority
The hospital annex to the Childs-Drexel home for decrepit union printers at
Colorado .^pringH. Colo., is now about completed. On the first floor are several
bedroOms, a dining room innl a drug room. On the second floor are the wants,
a room for nurses mid a serving room. The building is surrounded on the east and
west by balconies, so that the sick can sit out all day in the sunshine. Part of
tlie balconies will be enclosed in glass. The erection of thc hospital annex was
decided upon at tbe biennial meeting of the International Typographical Union
helil iu the fall of IMlrti,   'llic necessary money was voted by the anion.
A First-Class liar in Connection.
nepln Canal project. But lie would go
farther than the advocates of that canal. They wanted the government to
appropriate $11,000,000 or $8,000,000 foils canal from Hennepin, on the Illinois
Kiver, to some point west or northwest
of it on the Mississippi; for the widening of tbe Illinois Kiver nnd for the
enlarging of tbe Illinois aud .Michigan
Canal, wlilch wns constructed by tlie
State of Illinois ln tbe first hnlf of the
century. Mr. Thurston wants a canal
from the Mississippi Blver deep enough
and wide enough to accommodate a
��hip-of-wnr. He wants the river and
canal channels east of Hennepin made
equally wide and deep, and he wants a
ship canal opened from Laku Erie to
tbe Atlantic, either by ths widening of
the Erie Canal or by the opening s>f a
canal to cross Lake Cbamplalu on the
line surveyed a year ago by a government commission.
The use of this enual would Im the
cheapening of transportation rates on
the farm and range products of the
West to points of consumption and ex-
fur his advocacy of the canal system,
.lohn O, Calhoun, In 1.S45, presided over
n waterways convention which declared that "the project of connecting
the Mississippi with the lakes of the
North by a canal, and this with thc
Atlantic Ocean. Is a measure worthy of
the enlightened consideration of Congress." Grant approved the canal
project. So did Arthur. President
Monroe, In one of his messages to Congress, said of the general scheme of
waterways: "When we consider tbe
vast extent of territory In the United
Stntes, the great amount and value of
lis product ions, the connection of its !
ports and other circumstances on which I
their prosperity and happiness depend, I
wc cannot fail to entertain a high senxe j
of the advantage to be derived from
the facility which may be afforded in
the intercourse between them by menus
of good roads and canals. .Never did a
country of sueb vast extent offer equal
Inducements to Improvement of this
kind nor ever were consequences of
such magnitude Involved in them."
The "consequences" at tbe present
time Mr. Thurston estimates ut $80,-
000,000 to $400,000,000 a year���thnt is,
possibly two-fifths of the present cost
of running tbe whole govern men I.
The Hennepin Canal project received
serious consideration several times at
the hands of Congress. More than ten
years ago the State of Illinois offered
to the government the .$3,000,000 State
canal between Lake Michigan and the
Illinois River on condition thnt It
should be widened and connected by
way of the Illinois River with the Mis-
slsslpi. The distance from Hennepin
to the Mississippi by the proposed canal
was sixty-four miles, while by way of.
the mouth of the Illinois tbe same point
on the Mississippi was 4(!8 miles away.
But Congress, after having elaborate
surveys and estimates made, let the
project go by default. One point of
difference wns the choice of a Western
terminus for the canal, and thut difference   would   arise   again.     Three
port in tbe Bast and on tbe manufactures and Imports of the East to the
Western States.
"There ls no doubt ln my mind," said
the Senator, "tbat the government has
got to undertake some day a scheme of
internal Improvements which will give
work to the unemployed. There ls no
considerable number of men out of
work now���that Is, of those who want
employment���but during tlie three
years of depression I have no doubt
tliere was an average of a million men
eut of employment. Labor leaders at
times estimated the number at 2,000,-
000 and at 3,000,000. I believe it would
have been better for tbe greet mnss of
the people If the government had found
employment for these men. The community had to support them In some
way. Every idle man Is a tax on' the
man who Is working. And lack of work
creates discontent, which stirs up a revolutionary feeling.
"The scheme of Improvements, I
think, will take the form of a system of
waterways which will cheapen trans*
portetion and keep the rate* et U�� r��U-
routes wero proposed. The cheapest
and most satisfactory, from an eng.f
neerlug point of view, was the Marnls
d'Oaler or Meredoeie route, terminating
at Albany, seven miles above Rock Island. Another route terminated at Wa-
tertown, twenty-one miles above Albany, and the third at Bock Island.
Gen. Newton and Secretary Bndicott
favored the Bock Island route, largely
on account of the arsenal there and the
consequent Importance of tbe canal In
time of war. The local Interests represented by tbe three termini supplicated*
Congress for years, and their failure
to agree, no doubt, had much to do with
tbe defeat of the canal bill.
Ipimrcl ln-.liion.il oa Lines of Clothes
for drown Up   Reformera.
Tbe new baby l.s not outdone by the
new woman nowadays when It cornea
to clothes. The little lady bus her apparel faithfully fashioned after the
gowns of the growji-up followers of
dress reform. From the so-called "booties" on ber pink toes to the hood-shawl
for ber little bald head, tlie miniature
mistress of the nursery is strictly 'in
style, from tbe Jennes* Miller .standpoint.
The idea of dress reform for the baby
sprung Into popularity but a short time
ago. Previous to that time aa ambitious man with an M. D. to his name
had patterned several pieces of stockinet apparel without beauty, which proud
mammas promptly refused to put ou
their little ones. Subsequently members of tbe fair sex succeeded in developing numerous Improvements for the
bttby along less exaggerated dress reform lines.
The chief advantage of tliere vestment Innovations for tbe infant over
tlie old-fashioned modes Is tbe banishment of that tiny thing which has
been the cause at count lots wails In tbe
nursery���the point of a pin. The cure
for this crying neod of the baby was
also accompanied by other Improvements In Its atitire, as to give it precisely what women seek to find ln their
dress reform gowns. That desideratum is greater freedom of the body and
more comfort in their clothes, as well
as to reduce to a minimum the necessary pieces of apparel.
One of the more useful additions to
common-sense dress reform for the
buby nre the "liooties." which came out
but a few months ago. They ure'hand-
knitted foot coverings tliat come to the
knee, where tbey are fastened wltb a
tiny ribbon. "Booties" make unnecessary the rather awkward-looking pinning blanket. They are dainty llttte
things, with delicate twrders of pole
pink of light blue.
both rolie. This necessity is made of
light-colored uun'fl veiling and tufted
with n bright zpliyr. Two tiny cords
secure It at the neck, and lit Is briar-
stitched with fancy floss.
The little cashmere saccule ot white
embroidered with a delicate color Is
loose In cut to allow freedom, while the
sleeves are small as becomes tbe style
of the dress reform baby.
Tine reform Idea Is likewise carried
out In the mull underskirt with deep
embroidery ou the edge. In place of
tbe conventional band about the waist,
the skirt Is gathered to a yoke over the
shoulder and ls buttoned ln the back.
As io dresses, the reform baby may
liave as many as ber mother will permit, only they must conform to the
same effects can-led out centuries ago
by tlie Grecian maiden. That Is to say,
tbe waist line, if there Is one, must
come close under the arms. Illnsrtratlve
of this idea is the white mull dress with
fancy lace yoke, which has a narrow
sash that ties ln front In a dainty 1x>w.
Then for negligee there ls tbe comfortable cashmere wrapper delicately embroidered which the baby wears when
ber flrsst tooth begins to give her trouble.
Kaslo, li. 0,
...Rates $1 00 and Upwards.
ADAMS BROS.. Proprietors.
Sole agents for Pabst Beer, Milwaukee,
Hotel and
Good rooms ami good living.    Restaurant in charge of Oscar Monson.
Silver Bell
Fourth Street,      -      -       Kaslo, B, C.
By Johnston Bros.
What Malaria In.
"Malaria is not a distinct conditions
germ or poison," remarked a physician
to a Washington Star reporter. "It is
the result of a combination of circumstances, conditions and {koisons. At
certain seasons it ls rather prevalent,
not, however, because there Is any particular poison in the sir ln this city or
section, but as the result of very warm
ilays and rattier cool nights. The bodies
get very much warmed up during the
day, ami the anxiety to cool them Inclines persona to ride about in open
cars or sit on the porches or the parks
in tlie evening. They therefore cool off
too suddenly, and the congested condition of tilings resultant for want of a
lietter na.me is called- and known as
malaria. In old-fashioned times the
same condition of things was known
In a cave In tbe Pantheon, at Borne,
the guide, by striking the flap of hit
coat, makes a noise equal to a twelve-
pound cannon's report. The singularity Is noticed. In a lesser degree, ln tho
Mammoth cave In Kentucky. In tbe
cave of Smellin, near Vlborg, ln Finland, a cat or doc thrown ln will make
a screaming echo, lasting some minutes. Pingal's cave, on the Isle ol
Staffs, has also an abnormally developed echo.
Tou can't put enough clothe* oa a
worthies* man to disguise him.
Open Dny and night ...
Everything first-class.
Meals from 25 cents Upwards.
finely Kurnlshed Throughout; Dining Room
Servicejl new lied; Bar Stocked With
Choice Liquors and Cigars.
The Revere, dUt ^t
J. M. BLAIKIE, Prop.
Finely furnished rooms, hard finish,
everything new, electric lights.
A avenue, Kaslo, B. C.       P. O* box 44.
Telephone No. 8.
A Complete Hotel.
...Mrs. H. Y. Anderson.
Formerly of tho Columbia Hotel, Kaslo.
Kuskonook, Et. C.
Otherwise Armstrong's landing and
Goat Biver Landing.
The Uny shirt with a bit of ribbon
bow at the neck ia made of white cashmere these days, aa the knitted ones
are considered old-fesbloend by the
dress reformers. It is edged wltb silk
and buttoned down tbe front.
To take the place of time-honored
linen band for the baby's waist Which
bad to be rolled around tbe Uttle one
and then securely pinned in place, the
reformers have made a knitted band.
This Innovation is firmly held In place
by .two straps which go over the ahoul-
ders. At the lower part of the inifted
band is a pad to which tbe diaper may
be attached. This garment obviates
any unequal pressure on tbe body and
throwa part of the strain on tbe shoul-
dera rather than all about the walat.
Th* modem baby muat also have a
an bilious fever. There ere, ot counte,
many persons who are strong enough
to resist the evil Influences of the night
air, but In cases where the system la
run down many are very sensitive to
It. I do not know that there is any
panacea for this -condition. If a person
feela tbat be ia run down, it would be
watt for him to take a tonic propara
tlon for a couple of weeks and particularly to avoid the night air. This riding about tbe streets in the open can
at night tdme la very bad for some persons, though It does not seem todo any
harm to cithers. On the whole, however, I think there are more banned by
it than otherwise. If people must go
out I wouUJl udrrkm the*, tbey wear
clothing somewhat heavier than tbat
want by thnn during the day."
MRS. WM. MIDDLET0N,       .
We cater especially to the
traveling public
By D. A. CARR,
Kuskonook, B. C.
Formerly of Butte Hotel, Kaslo, B. G.
Finest table on the
eatf side of
Kootenay Lake. w*
For the Next Thirty Days!
On account of 111 Health, J. B. WILSON     will   egin Closing Out on FEBRUARY iet. His Entire
Stock of Groceries, Crockery, Hardware, Gents' Furnishings, Shoes,Hats,Stationery,Notions,etc.
JOHN B. WILSON, Kaslo, B. C.
5; &&&J&&&*
f Kuskonook -)
End of Lake."
Is     Now    Surveyed    and
The Termiims
On Kootenay Lake.
Lots . For . ��ale.
[Where no consideration is mentioned thc
nominal sum of $1 Is understood.1
Feb. 18.���Dentil's Hood on Bprlng creek near
Sproules, A. Lux ton to Columbia Mining Co.
Deer Horn on Hamill creek, Gus lsofstodt to
Andrew Nnrgron J..
Feb. 21. -Laura, Geneva, May. Kiverview,Porcupine, Bokosh, Isost Mountain, No Water,
standard, White Bear, Pasadcua and Black
Bird, all in Duncan rivor country, option
from W, J. White to J. D. Sword to purchase %
imerest in cacli of Wclaims flrBtmentionedand
}t interest in the last two, Jt2"i0.
Vancouver, Key fraction and Meteor, permit
from Gold Commissioner to apply foOO each to
credit of llrst two from ?Ki4A worth of work done
on Meteor to get Mown grant.
Gold  Dollar, Silver   Dollar, Montana   and
Summit on Kaslo and Kokanee creeks, Frank
Soussl to George Soucey.
Z Feb. 22.���Boolder and Silent Friend J.H. Grey
to F. A. Devorcux, 1-lti Interest, $171.
Feb. 24.���Last Chance near Kuskonook, J. M.
Mcl'hoe to Duncan Graham.
Panama, near Hear lake, T. E. Devlin to
Mary McKay, 8-16.
Feb. 24-I)awn   fraction by J. W. Smith and
F. L. Fitch in Ainsworth camp.
Feb, 18.���Mountain Goat No. 2, A. T. Garland
Mammoth by W. R. Wlnstead.
Feb. 22.���Hercules No. 5, Copper Queen and
Hercules No. 2 by A, 0. Pearson.
Clarence Marsh, by Gay Reeder.
Feb. 24.���Jennie, by Canadian Gold Fields
Keystone by J. A. Mitchell. ,
Front St., Kaslo, B. C.
f. O. BOX ��38.
Or J. H. Gray,
If, JK  ' aft ��� ������ in T in *
1��itvsWi vH/vHi
ll >n -V J0-1*.   ? in? ! Vit'
He     la    Htlll
Trying    to     "Mine    the
"Lot me soo, now. The B. C. News
is making such great inroads on our
groat chaste, semi-weekly family journal, that 1 can't keep from squealing.
I'll got up a scheme that will not only
withdraw public attention from that
darned unfortunate incident' of the
miner's protesting mats meeting, but
will also push us to the front as bolng
very enterprising���while someone else
foot* ^he bills. I will get out a mammoth 1st of April edition if I can get
the copy . and cuts from the board of
trade. Then |f -I uan get the city to
donatettSO to the scheme, that will
also help out. Then if I can get a
dozen or two people to pay me $25
each to have their pictures published,
with laudatory sketches, that will be
velvet. And how the country press
will advertise us. We'll have columns
of delightful notices to publish about
our enterprise. Where's my man Friday? Hi, there, Slee, get out and
rustle some ads on the strength of this
to take the place of these dead ones
we've been running'so long." '/������
The Slomri Tsake Town Lends This Tear.
In Qui-.n's Birthday Observance,
Slocan City did horself proud oa the
last celebration >of the Queen's birthday, and New Denver congratulated
herself ou its 1st of July festival, and
now comes Silverton to show her sister cities on the lake what can be done
in the way of celebrating when every
citizen combines to make a success.
The Bports will consist of horse races,
foot racesj'jumplng'etc. A'grand regatta will take place and also a.drllling
contest. A subscription for paying
the preliminary expenses has been circulated and liberally glgned,���-Silver
From Oar Local Contemporary Under the
Heading "In nnd Around Kaaio."
"Frauds [sic] E. Willard ls dead."
"Nat Ooodwin and Maxime Elliott,
his leading lady, were married in Ohio
the other day."
"Frank  McConnel  whipped young
Griffoln  a  15-round contest  at  San
Francisco the other day."
"A New York dispatch claims tho
di vers have found tho Maine's magazines to bo entact and tbat the explos
ion occurred on the outside."
Following ls the list ol letters remaining un
called fortri thc Kaslo PoNtofloa since thc last
list published over late ol Feb. 17. lsng;
BrOwn, Geo. S.-      Banon, Jno.
Booth, Thos.
Oosgrovo J. R.       Cook, Mrs. N. I,
Cartwrlght, W. E.
Dougherty, Chas.   Davis, E. P.
Dee,' Jas. ���- ��� Davies, 3. ' -
Edwards, Jas.
Frazer, Wm. J.
Gaye, H. S.
Hunter, Jas. Husley. Jno.
Howett, M.
Iwine, Jas.
Johnstone, Gyrus    Jewett, F. S.
Lee, T. R,
Murphy, Frank      Mallandalrn E.
Maxwell, Mrs. Maud
Pratt, George Poole, Arthur
Pearson, Nils
Ross & Go. A. W.
Sproule, Mrs. G. G. Stromberg, Frank
Thompson, A. W.
Westerbery, Jas.
8. H. GREEN, Postmaster.
Kanlo, B. <:., Fab 24. 1893.
Following are the ore shipments for the week
ending Feb. 24 ovei the KaBlo��_ Slocan'Ry:
Whitewater Everett !... 118
Charleston Kaslo  15
Totaltons  128
New York, Feb. 25,-Sllver, McK.
Lead���Steady.brokers' price, sB.BO; exchange,
From Jan. 1,1898, to date tne ' leading mines
ofthe Slocan region have snipped over the
Kaslo <_ Slocan Hallway lor water transportation Irom Kaslo, as follows:
Back! Eh?" And Mayor Wallace of
Rossland wired Government Agont
Keen, Mr. Scovil's chief as follows:
"Scovil wins championship and gold
medal, GongratulationB." Mr. Scovil bears honors modestly and is receiving tho congratulations of friends
who are taking of sending him as Koo-
te nay's representative to tho championship contests in Montreal in 1899.
The curling bonspiel was participated in by the Nelson and Kossland
rinks. Mr. Buchanan played wltl the
Nelson rink.
Sandon beat Kossland 11 to 8, and
Rossland beat Nolson 12 to 4. Sandon
was awarded the championship of Kootonay and each member of its rink received a medal. A curling association
was afterwards formed.
In . the hockey contests, Rossland
beat Nelson 6 to 1; Sandon boat Nelson
3 to 0 and Rossland beat Sandon 11 to
Blooan Star*.,...
Lucky Jim	
Last Chance	
Queen Seas..
900 Montezuma.
674|Oharlcston .
20 Antolne	
, 200
.    106
..      16
,-.     286
* Concentrates.
The following ls a partial statement of ore
shipments over the C. P. R. from Blooan and
Lardeau points since January 1st, not Included
in the foregoing:
Mine. Tons,
Vancouver       4��
iBlooanBtar    200
Mine.                  'Tons.
BllvorOup     108
The Silver Cap,
The Trout Lake Topic is Informed
that the recent ore shipments from the
Silver Cup to Everett was tho richest
treated there for a yoar past. The orb
ran in the neighborhood of $70 in gold
alone and the silver returns were exceptionally rich. A further shipment
of 200 tons will be made shortly.
Thla la  Cruel.
The Kaslo Dramatic club is now rehearsing "Charley's Aunt." The popple of Kaslo will bo able to pass through
plagues and disaster without a murmur
if they come out of this ordoal safely.
Wardner International.
Nobl e Vive Stock Kisses.
The certainty that the Dunsmuir's
are practically in control of the Noble
Five mine and will soon resume operations there has caused the stocks to
rise from 13 to 18 cents within a woek.
The Reward Waa Paid.
At the close of the preliminary examination of Doyle charged with the
murder of Connors, at Nelson last BYl-
day, the Nelson Tribune says that
tbe reward of 9250 waa divided between
tbe northwest mounted* police, Aipdla
���si T l.l,..(._.
The Rowland Carnival.
President G. O. Buchanan and Mr.
E. J. Scovel were tha Kaslo representatives at the Rossland carnival. Mr.
Scovil brought back the gold medal as
the champion longdistance skater.tor
! British Columbia.    He distanced two
1 of Rowland's .Jest men so badly in a
three mile race that the judges got too
! excited to keep the time record. Mr.
Scovil   used the  McCulloch   tubular
I Skate.- Mr. Burohell of the C. p. R.
. 'telegraph otfioe sent him the following
Another Cash Real Kstate Bale.
Ferguson & Caldwell this week put
through a sale from John Percy of
Winnipeg to Dr. G. Hartin for 1*1,750
cosh, the 25-foot lot on Front streeet
containing the one story building now
occupied by tho Kaslo Transfer Co.
and the brokers next door.
blllll   tliifKU  KELstsW*
Hotel for Argenta.
Tho steamer Halys, Capt. Kane,
towed a barge of 25.000 feet of lumber
to Argenta last Tuesday for Chas. F.
Caldwell, who will erect a two-story,
ten-roomed temperance hotel there.
Chas. H. Goodwin Ib the contractor.
Argenta may boom th.B yoar If railroad
construction moves as rapidly as it
should.     ���
Any person over 18 year* of ago may heenmo
a free miner on paying V> to any gold coiumls-
slonor or mineral recorder and obluluing a cer
tificate ���pod for On* year. A now oerFlricate
may be obtained for one lost, hy paying f I.
A free miner's certttleate Is uot transferable.
Any person or company working a mineral
claim,held as real estate without license, may
be fined I2A. Mines become real estate after
crown grant has beeu Issued.
Hhimld co-owner (ail In pay up his Iroc miner's I'.rtlilcate his Interest goes to his co-owners pro rata according to their Interests.
A free miner may cut Umber on crown land*,
and kill game for his own use at all seasons.
A free miner may obtain a flve-acro mllhitc
upon crown lands, in the form of a square.
A claim may be held from year to year by doing work to the value of one nundrcfl dollars.
Two claims in each mining division not on
the same vein or lode, may lie held, and more
than one on the same vein If held by purchase.
Lodes discovered In tunnels may be held if
recorded In fifteen days from discovery.
A free miner may on payment of |SO0, ln lieu
of expenditure on claim, obtain a crown grant.
Any miner may, at the discretion of commissioner .obtain water right for a term of 20 years.
No transfer of mineral claim or interest ts enforceable not in writing, signed and recorded.
No miner shall suitor from any act of omission or commission on thc purl of officials.
No claim shall be open to location during last
illness ol holder, nor within 12 months after his
death, unless by permission of gold commls'n'r.
A mineral claim must be recorded within 15
days after location, If within 10 miles of office
of recorder. One additional day Is allowed for
every additional 10 miles or fraction thereof.
Work on each claim to the value ol 8100 must
be done each year from dale of record of mlnural claim, Affidavit made by th? holder, or
his agent, setting out a detailed statomont of
the work done, must be filed with the gold eom-
mlssloner or mining recorder, and a certificate
of work obtained and recorded, before the expiration of each year from the date of record of
said claim. A free miner holding adjoining
claims, m%y, subject to Minx notice of his intention with thc gold commissioner or mining
recorder, perform ou any ono or more of such
claims, all the work required to entitle him to
a certificate of work lor each claim. The tone
provision applies to two or mare free miliars
holding adjoining claims In partnership. In
Ilea of above wo��i_��u _}!_���� must pay flOO
NOTICK is  hereby  given.  In   accordance
with the Statutes, that Provincial Revenue Tax and all taxes levied under the Assess,
ment Act, are now due for thc year 1888.   All
the above-named taxes collectible wl|hlu Un
Nelson Division of West Kootenay Dls.net arc-
payable at my office.   Assessed  taxes   are collectible at tho following ratos. vU. :���
11 paid on or before June 80th, 18tt8:~-
Throe-flfths of one per cunt, on real property.
Two and one-hall por cent, on assessed value of wild land.
One-half of one per cent, on personal property.
On so much of the Income of any person as
exceeds one thousand dollars the following rates, namely, upon such excess of Income, when thu same Is not more than
ten thousand dollars, one per cent.; when
such excess is over tun thuusand dollars
and not more than twenty thousand dollars, one and.  one-quaiier ot   one per
cent; when audi excess is over twenty
thousand dollars, ono and one-half of one
per cenl.
If paid on or after 1st July, 1898:���
Four - tilths of one pur cent, on real property.
Thrue per cent, ou  thu assessed  value of
Throe-fourths of oue por cent, on porsonal
On so much of the Income ol any person as
exceeds oue thousand dollars the following rates,  namely,  upon  such   exeuss,
when  the  same  Is oot   more  than ten
thousand dollars, one and one-quarter ol
one-per ei'iit.; when such excess Is over
ten thousand dollars aud not   more than
twenty thousand  dollars,  oiiu   anil one-
half of one per cunt.; when such excess Is
over twenty thousand dollars,   ono and
three-quarters of ono por cent.
Provincial Revenue Tax, ���.'l.oo por capita.
Assessor and Collector.
Kaslo, 11. ('., Kcb. oth. 181)8.
Application will bo made to tne legislative
Assombly of the l'rovincoof llritlsh Columbia
at Its next Session for an Acl to Incorporate the
"Kootenay Tunnel Company" for tho purpose
of buying, acquiring, selling, leasing, mortgaging, and constructing and operating tunnels or
dltehes with switches aud branches thcrulrom
lor tho development und drainage of minus and
mining claims and the transportation, underground or otherwise, of ores, minerals, waste,
and supplies; dums, illtehes, and pipe lines for
the impounding and oarrylngof water for milling power for domestic and all other purposes;
power plants for generating power of any kind
or nature, electricity and light; trails, roads,
tramways and railways ami drainage ditches
ln connection who such tunnels and mining
and transportation operations; mills for sampling, concentrating, handling and reduction ol
ores and minerals; smelting and reduction
plants; with power to build, own, equip, and
maintain telegraph and telephone linos in connection with said undertaking, and to levy and
collect tn the firm, All parties using, ami on all
ores, minerals, waste and supplies passing
through, over or upon said tuunols, illtehes,
roads, tramways, and railways: and also for
the purpose of conducting a general raining
business and all ifi allied interests including
the buying and selling of ores, minerals ana
bullion; and also for the purpose of raising and
securlngof money for the purposes of tho Corporation, of executing and negotiating the sale
and delivery of notos, bonds, and debentures
for auob money for thu said purposes with all
necessary andTiropcr deeds of trust or mortgage to secure the same on any or all the Company's properties, rights and franchises; and
also for the purpose of acquiring all kinds ot
real Aud personal property, together with the
power of expropriating lands and rights pi
ways; also for the said Company to own tne
minerals found in the course of tunnelling or
ditching through lands uot located before, and
where the line or direction of the tunnels or
dltehes or any of them are or ts laid oat upon a
plan to pe filed with the Mining Recorder ol
tho Dlstrlot whetetn tho tunnel ordlMlfli


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