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Comments of Engineer Gwillim on Its
Guvnor Creek and Its Great Gol
The Bullshot, the Black Prince uml
the Lade Group.
In a paper road beforo tbo British
Columbia Association of Mining Engineers, Mr. J. C. Gwillim of Blooan
City, said:
"While speaking of the galona ores
it becomes necessary to take into account those large deposits of the Lardeau country which has, so far, produced very little owing to want of
roads. A. good deal of development has
been done, but very little shipuing.
"The oro bodies, both galena and
dry ores, show a considerable conformity to the strike of tho country rock.
In many cases they follow contact lines.
Certain bands of rock appear to intlu-
enco tho mineralization. The strike
and dip of theso rocks aro wonderfully
regular. The former is northwest und
latter in crossing from the Silver Cup
to the head ofJGuynor creek, some ten
miles northeast, changes from 20~ N.
K. to 1"<�� S.W., tho valley of the south
fork of Lardeau being botwoon.
"Very largo bodies of clean and concentrating galena occur on the upper
branches of the tjardoau river and also
smaller ore bodies of mixed galena,
/.ine, blendo and grey copper. There
is, however, a contact of much greater
magnitude in tho matter of ore production. This ls tho groat band of limestone, locally known as the 'Lime
Dyko,' which cuts the country between
the upper waters of tho Lurdeau and
Duncan rivers.
"This consists of a massive limestone
dyko flhich rises at timos 500 feet
above the more broken down schists
and patches uiulor them at a dip of 16��
from tho vertical to t.he southwest, tbe
strike being N. oT)�� W. Along this
'lime dyke' are located many of tho
principal groups of claims, such as the
Abbot, Black Prince, BadJShot, Glengarry aud tho Lade Group."
(. ay nor Creek.
(iayiioy Crook empties into the south
fork of tbe Lardeau about ten miles
f.'-om Trout Lako and has its source at
tho foot of tho lime belt, says the Rev-
olstoke Herald. South of tho belt for
four miles is a succession of contacts,
every thousand or two feet, In each of
which is a vein clearly defined for
miles, the formation being lime and
schist. In these ledges tbo oro on the
surface is galona with somo Iron carbonates and oxidos.
Tbo ll.'iclsliot Croup.
This Is the property of Fred Campbell and W. Johnson and consists of 7
claims. On the Itiiilsliiitclaim considerable dovolopmont has lieen dono. An
Incline tunnel has been run of about 80
f.ot and a crosscut driven in on the
vein, after reaching which a drift was
run to connect with the incline tunnel.
The vein there is six feet through and
the paystreak is thirty inohes wide, the
average of whieh runs-51 o/.i. in silver
and 75 per oent >oad.
The lllrtek Prince Group.
This ia a group of several olains
near tbo Bad shot and of a smllar character. Somo development work has
boen done on the Black Prince claim
disclosing a well defined ledge of high
grade ore.
The I.iul.s Croup.
This group consists of five claims.
The formation is slate and the gangue
is a brown spar carrying tellurium, a
mineral not known to exist in the Lardeau before this discovery, ^he very
claim which tho Lade brothers worked
was staked as a galena proposition
some years ago and abandoned as
worthless. The present owners discovered tbat it was gold bearing by accident. One of them broke a piece of
the rock in two, when something inside held tho two pieces together. On
twisting: them apart tbe discovery was
made that Uie link was a small piece
of gold. Two tons of this ore was
then taken out and sent to the Kaslo
sampler which gave tho enormous return of $1,100 to the ton. It is reported that the same kind of rock Is met
with in other parts of the Lardeau and
it is also said to be identified with tbat
of Boulder creek, Colorado. Although
the claims are still undeveloped high
figures have been offered for the property but the discoverers have so far
preferred to hold it.
Foreman  E.  Matheson and Twenty
Men Leave Today.
Dominion Engineer Roy has sent
Foreman E. Matheson of Vancouver to
oversee tho work of improving the
Duncun rivor. Mr. Roy accompanied
Mr. Matheson to Burton City on Lower Arrow Lake and stopped there to
superintend some drodging. Mr. Matheson, accompanied by sub-foreman Phil
McDonald and about 20 other men, left
this morning on the Halys for the
mouth of the river, where they will go
into camp and begin work. Tho first
work will be on the lower Duncan and
will consist largely in removing jams,
taking out snags and sweepors and occasionally blasting rocks.
Mr. Matheson expects soon to leave
the ontire affair in Mr. McDonald's
hands, as ho has to loavo to accompany
a clearing expedition up the Skeena
river, tor which a largo scow is now
being built at Victoria. Mr. .Matheson
expressos the hope that by the time the
present appropriation of $11,000 is exhausted, the Dominion Parliament will
havo appropriated more to carry the
work right on. The present work as
mapped out will end in about six weeks
or two mouths on the upper Duncan, if
there is no interference from high
Railway Aid, County Court and Redistribution in Sight.
Messrs. Buchanan and Lucas Return From Victoria Alderman J. D. Moore to
Stay Another Week.
NO. 11.
"May He a U*l}> OHforti I <iii_."
The Searchlight, is the name of a new
paper published at Kuskonook, B. O.
For tho information of many, it muy be
said that Kuskonook claims to be "tho
only feasible terminus on Kootenay
lake of the Crow's Nest Pass railway,''
and that tho town is also "the terminus
of the Nelson & Bedllngton railway,
tho connecting link between the Great
Northern and Kootenay lake." "Kuskonook," according to the Searchlight,
"is surrounded by many gold bearing
mining properties. A few years ago
this end of the lake was looked upon as
tho richest mineral section ln West
Kootenay. Owing to tho money panic,
however, no meansgworo at hand for
development, but it Is expected that
the coming summer will soe a renewal
of the old time activity in mining matters In and around Kuskonook." Located in a town of such great natural
advantages, there appears to be no reason why tho Searchlight should not
shine as a daily before long.���-The Nation. 	
Oliver MutlilHiiii Won the llcilel Watch at
the Hi,ill..
Over 00 couples enjoyed thetuaelves
last night at tho St. Patrick's day ball
at tho Auditorium, given under the
uuspicos of the ladies of tho Catholic
church. Hill's orchestra furnished thc
music and the 'Kaslo hotel furnished
the supper, both of which wero good.
Oliver Matblson of the local 0. P. R.
olHco was tho lucky winner of the fine
1100 Walthani gold watch, that was
raffled off as part of the proceedings.
The merriment lasted until nearly daylight this morning.
I'renbyterlmi Church Soelal To-Nljht.
There will be a parlor social given
by the Ladies Aid Soolety of the Presbyterian church toolght at Mrs. Alex
.Menzies',about two blocks southwest of
the church on Kane street. Everybody
is invited. An impromptu program
will be given and a good social time
may be expected.
1    Gone Kaat on a Visit.
Mrs., F. E. Araher and her son
Charles left Monday for a visit of several months to her old home In Quebec.
They go from, tiere to Montreal, and
will return by United States lines, visiting several cities en route.
President G. O. Buchanan of tho
Hoard of Trade and Police Magistrate
Alex Lucas returned from Victoria
last Tuesday evening. Aldermaii'J. D.
Moore was left behind to watch matters for at least another week. The
delegation were successful, it is understood, in nearly everything asked for,
although they ask to be excused from
going overmuch into details beforo
they file their written report with tho
Board of Trade.
"The government did not think favorably of mineral concessions as aid
to the Kasloct Lardo-Duncan railway,1'
said Mr. Buchanan, "but thay offered
instead a cash subsidy of $2,000 per
mile, that being What' they might give
for a wagon road. Tbe delegation,however, insist that it should be double
that sum and wo -think that we will
get it.
"As to a county court for Kaslo, the
Attorney-General said that it was our
own fault that we had not gotten it before. Any time the attorneys to the
coses agree on it, court may bo held in
Kaslo. They also practically agreed
to give the city $2000 assistance in constructing their city buildings if suitable court room quarters were included in thorn.
"As to re-distributlon, we prepared
a map and scheme of re-distrlbution for
West Kootenay that we feel sanguine
will carry. It is based on population
and contemplates live ridings whose
names would partially indicate their
territory as follows: Rossland, Nolson,
Kaslo, Slocan and Revelstoke. Kaslo
riding would, under this plan, include
substantially tho Ainsworth and Goat
River mining divisions.
"As to the land registry office, Nelson is apt to get it. One will certainly come to Kootenay, as books are now-
being prepared for it.
"The soworage question will also receive attention. Premier Turner says
that he will send Mr, Mohun, C. E.( a
sanitary engineer of high standing, to
Inspect and prepare reports for the dif- j
ferent towns.
"Wo saw tho Superintendent of Education regarding school matters in
Kaslo and ho consented to our installing a third teacher in April, if the furniture for the third room arrives in
time,, which it will doubtless do. The
department will also consider estimates
for grading our school grounds.
"Memoranda on lead smelting were
also laid beforo the Hoards of Trade of
Victoria and Vancouver and thoy both
seem anxious to do all that they can to
put load smelting on a proper basis and
will doubtless memorialise the proper
departments for an import duty on load
bullion and products. It was also suggested that the Dominion government
appoint a commission to Investigate
other markets for our surplus load ln
the Orient and olsewhero."
Delegate Lucas substantially concurred in the foregoing informal report of Mr. Buchanan, except that he
thought the plan of redistribution likely to be adopted would not give moro
than four legislative members to West
Representative Hume's figures for
government appropriations for the
south riding of West Kootenay are said
to aggregate $160,000. It ls to be hoped
that he can carry them through.
that was petitioned for. The delegc-
tion, however, made most forcible a:-
guments as to the importance of the
Trail Creek division, and pointed out
the fact that it was a growing one and
that the concessions asked for would
materially assist in its advancement.
In short, thd government was shown
that it would not do to ignore the wants
of so important a part of the province.
When the government was mado to
fully understand the situation, a large
appropriation was conceded for roads
and trails, also grants for schools, hospital, fire protection, court house and
also a representative for the Trail
Creek division.
1135,000 Reward for u Murderer.
The princely reward of $25,000 is now
offered for the arrest and conviction of
any of the murderers of Frederick
Whitney, constructor of the Kaslo
sampling works. Whitney was killed
by a masked mob in the Coeur d'Alenes
sevoral weeks ago. The sheriff of
Shoshone county offers $15,000 in behalf of the county and the state of Ida-
do offers $10,000 more. It is supposed
that Whitney's relatives, who are
wealthy, are back of theso offers.
That Is What Mr. WiDstead Says of
the Whitewater Mine.
Progress of Other Properties in and Around
that Flourishing Camp-News of
A Sandon Correspondent Complains Tlmt
Their Miners Do That.
A correspondent of the Sandon Mining Review enters the following"kick"
in that paper on existing conditions:
"With your kind permission I will
endeavor, in the interests ofthe city of
Sandon, to submit a few facts, which
every Samlonite ns well as myself can
see, are daily brought to our notice.
Now, take any of our mines adjacent
to Sandon, the Slocan Star, for instance. Fourteen men wero paid off a
short timo ago. Thoy had dinner at
the mine, then made a bee-line for the
K. & S. depot with their blankets.then
to tho bank to get their cheques
cashou, then off on the train to Kuslo.
There, before 48 hours were passed,
three-quarters of their earnings were
spent chiefly in liquor, fun and a small
percentage in useful merchandise. This
is not by any means an isolated case,
nor is it confined strictly to miners
alone. For instanco, what about tbo
brigade of snow shovellers who wont to
Kaslo, drew their pay, blew it in and
eame back to Sandon broke? Numerous instances of this kind can be quoted
if necessary. Consequently ihese mines
are of more benollt to Kaslo and other
towns than to Sandon, and in more
ways than ono. Where do they purchase the majority of their supplies for
either boarding house or mine? Enquire into this and you will find that
not more than 10 per cent,is purchased
here locally. "
A frill el That the "Sunlcsci City" will Got
thc lteeenel Offloe.
Bead the New* and then subscribe.
*> e      .
KomIuuiI Delegation to Victoria Conceded All It Aiiked For.
A Victoria special to the Rossland
Miner says that the Rossland delegation haa had a moat satisfactory interview with the government. At drst
there waa a disposition to not grant all
Now Denver and vicinity arc greatly
exercised over the proposed removal of
the government record ollice to Sandon. It is said this is one of tbe main
objocts of the visit of the Sandon delegation to Victoria. New Denver has
appoalod to Silverton to assist lu holding the record oftlce at Now Denver
where it now is. At a recent public
mooting, Silvortou consented to aid
New Donver but in a rather lukowarm
way, as the following oxtructs from the
Silverton inn's report will show:
C. T. Cross gave as his opinion that
tho removal would bo detrimental to
Silverton, because, as Now Denver hod
always boen visited chiefly because it
was the possessor of the record oftico
and the eoraetary, it would lie too bad
to havo it with only tho cemetery to attract visitors.
Mr. Hunter was skeptical as to the
seriousness of the proposed change,
while Grant Thorburn suggested that
the New Denverites be invited to attend a meeting here, as, he added, that
was the only way to get them here.
Somo expressed their opinion tbat it
was no concern of ouvs, whether the
record office was moved or not, but the
general opinion of the meeting was
that the people of Silverton should help
In retaining it in New Denver.
A London, Ontario, Vlnllor.
Wm: Drake of London, Ontario, representing tbe McCleary Stove Co., was
a guest of Alderman Archer last week.
Th��y used to be school boys together.
Mr, Drake had not visited Kt*slo before for bo vera! years and was greatly
impressed with the improvements in
the townt
"In the minds of the people," recently said Assayer Winstoad of that town,
"there is no doubt but that the deal of
the Whitewater mine to the London .v.
British Columbia Gold Fields Co. has
really gone through. Of course, Mr. ���
Eaton may not yet have signed the
linal papers or completed all the details necessary for tbe transfer, but
everything goes to show that the big
English company will soon be in control of tbo property. It is pretty generally agreed that thc prico paid is
about $435,000 for a two-thirds interest
in the Whitewater, one-half of the
Irono and two other claim* in the
group known as the Myrtle R. and
In speaking of his own mine, the
Elkhorn, Mr. Winstoad said: "Since
last Decernbor we havo run about _ti(>
feet of tunnelling, and havo met with
very encouraging results, with every
indication that it is going to be u valuable property. As soon as tho snow is
gone and there is no danger of slides, l
am going to push the tunnel us rapidly
as possible till we strike i the Whitewater ledge. As a result of recent
work on this vein, it hus been shown
that it�� slant is moro pesrpe'iiuk'ular
than was nt first expected, so that we
will strike the main lodge with a shorter tunnel than we figured on at lirst.
"Ono of the most important claims
in thut district is that one known as
tbo Whitewater Deep mine. This is a
fraction adjoining the Whitewater,
which is being worked by an English
syndicate. They expect to strike the
main ledge SOO feot below the surface,
or about 400 feet below the lowest
workings of the Whitewater mine.
Their tunnel is in about SOO feet and
development work is being pushed forward rapidly. About 16 men are noiv
employed and it i:i expected the big
vein will be cut any day now. Though
it has been ascertained from the latest
work that the dip of the ore body is not
what was originally counted on, the
company will go right ahead. They
have run across many strin_>rs of ore,
and ono largo body that was not looked
for. At leant $10,000 have been spent
on this property.
"J. E. Mitchell has 13 flien working
ou tho Charleston, another mine ln the
Whitewater basin, and has had  very
flattering returns from what shipments   ,
have been made.
"It has been proposed to build a cMO-,-
000 or $40,000 tram from tho town up
into tho Whitewater basiu; in fact;
bids for Its construction have already
been advertised for. If such a roofe is
mado it will materially Increase the
output of thoso mines located alooff tho
line of tho tramway.
"Tho Northern Hello, owned by tho
Jackson Mining Co., is getting new i
hoisting machinery. This mino hue
been shipping for about three years
and it is now tho pprpOSSJbt the company to sink about ;1W) rent, find out tho
extout of their ore body and orect a
concentrator of the proper capacity.
"The Hillside is another claim in the
Jackson basiu that is showing up very,
well for the amount of work done, and
srives every indication of becoming a
valuable property.
"The Cody branch of tho K. & S.
railway has just been cleared of snow,
and now that it is possible to get supplies in and oro out, J. G. McGulgan
lias been put in charge of the Noble
Five and expects to have that mino
running soon.
"One of the most encouraging re-,
ports is that the Canadian Pacific will
run a branch from Three Forks down
to Whitewater this summer. The road- '
way was selected and the grade estab- '
lisiied last year and it is promised that
the railroad will be built this season.
''It is expected that three times as
many men will be employed around
Whitewater this year us ever before,
with a corresponding increase in the
output of the district." STRIKE ON THE NORTH FORK.
The l'..ielitsei"s or the Hope Mine at
llii*tiu. Mont.���llilllnlt (Columbia
Properties Bonded���onyx Mine* in
Stevene. Count), Wui.li.���In the
Svtauls.   District.
What in pne sense is the most import- :
lent strike ever untile on the North Fork
has ju,-t been mude on the Jackson, a
claim six miles above Murray, Idaho,
owned by diaries llanley and Charles Til-
den. Tbe lead is 14 feet wide and carries I
cue. from Mall to wall.   Five feet of this is
almost pure galena,  the balance being
good concentrating ore.   lt has long been
known   that  there   is  a  silver-lead   belt j
wsjssiug the country towards the head of j
Prichard creek, but nothing near ecpial to
this liim ever been fnnnd there before, unci
probably nothing has ben uncovered in
the Cotter d'Alenes to exceed it.    No us-
says have been reported from it, but old I
miners attending court nt Murray are a I
unit in pronouncing it similar to the ore I
from the Standard on Canyon creek.   All i
the way from the neighborhood of Raver
over to the Mountain house there have
lieen discoveries of galena, and there are
not  wanting men  who predict that thc
day is coming when the North Fork will
not only be a great gold producer, but will
run the South Fork a close race for su-
premacy as a silver-lead producer.   What j
hus held development work back in this
district has been the lack of trunsporta- ;
tion, il. being evident that a claim must
he abnormally  rich  in order to pay for j
Working   under   tlie   present   conditions,
while nothing hut concerted development |
work or the discovery of something abnormally great would ever bring improved
transportation facilities.
The Hope Mine.
The recently organized company which
purchased the Hope mine at. Basin, Mont..
the other day lias just, let the contract for
-inking tlie shaft 200 feet. Them will lie
no delay in sinking, for tlie contractor
must employ fhree shifts and will use. a
Hurley drill iu the work. The company
1ms ordered new machinery for the Hope
mill, which will lie practically remodeled,
hh .i new process is to be Introduced. The
new machinery is expected to be on the
ground and set up within 40 days. The
new Hope company pureliascd the mine
from tbe receiver of tlie First Nutionnl
bunk, who bought it for hia trust last
January upon foreclosing a lien held
against the property by the bank. The
sale, which was mude upon the authority
of the courts, was made on condition that
M. I.. Hewett, the general manager of the
company, should pay to the receiver $34.-
(K)0 of receiver's certificates against thc
hank and give his note for .*.">() .(Mil). Upon
the payment of the note und after compliance with other conditions of the agreement, one of which requires the company
to sink the shaft down 200 feet within a
year from Mareli IS next, the title will
pass into the hands of tlie company absolutely.
Several Propertied Bonded.
O. O. Mackay of Trail, B. C, who is
understood to represent the Anglo-Colura-
liian Company of London, is at Boundary
Creek examining the several properties
which his engineer, B. \V. Macfnrlane, has
secured for him under bond. These are
the Ruby, in .Smith's camp; the C. O. D.
group, in Long Luke camp; the Snow-shoe,
in Greenwood camp, nnd the Republic
group, in Smith's camp. The amount of
the Snowslioe bond in $05,000, payable in
four'instalments, covering a period of one
year. Work is being pushed on the claim
in order to test as fur as possible the j
value of the property before the first puy-
nii'iit falls due. The bond on tlie He-public in for 97.1,000, of which $3000 has al-1
ready been paid, and the balance is in
three instalments, extending over a period I
of IH months. The bond culls for at least
S.'eiHH) worth of development work.
Ilnste Onyx  llloekn.
The development of the immense deposits of onyx and marble in Stevens county
is being watched hy mining men with
more than passing interest. Deposits of
onyx lncvci been opened in the northwest
before, but the product has not proved of
commercial value in some cases, owing to
the foot that it could not be extricated
except in a fragmentary state. The ledges
near Valley station, in Stevens county,
nre said to be of such a character that immense blocks of the material lie at the
foot of the cliff broken off by the action
of tlie elements Tlie most important problem that confronted the people who were
developing the quarries, alter the question
nf s ntcrket hod been settled, was whether the stuff could be quarried in blocks
large enough to be of use for heavy ornamental work without piecing and patching. Secretary Nordyke, of the United
States Marblo Company, has returned to
Spokane from a visit to the quarries with
the nows that the experiment hss been
tried and the result exceeded expectations.
Mollle ll.mliesi Group.
New Denver, B. C, reports that snother
deal hss been consummated on the Mollis
Hughes group. This property was bought
three weeks ago by local men for 92500.
It has been held for three years by George
and Felix Hughes, who did a great deal of
work on it, but were unable to sell at a
figure suitable to them. At last, thoroughly discouraged. George Hughes, who
had secured control of the entire property, sold the group at the small figure
named. The late purchasers put men to
work at once, and results were so good
that capital was at once interested, and
on February 20 the group was sold to the
h in both quarts and placer   clippers scurrying Uirough the matted
ly to work on. i wool   and   making 1,500 sheep every
English syndicate operating In that iso
tinn for $4(1,000. The terms of the agreement are 10 percent clown, the balance in
one year. It is understood 80 or 40 men
will lie put to work on the property us
soon as ararngeinents can he made,
liciit'i' Timet, in Knirle recent.
The   news conies     from   Eagle,   Idaho.
tlmt the scheme now in process of development to dredge the deep pincers of that
part   of  the Coeur  d'Alenes  promises lo
make a decided difference in conditions
around Fugle this suniiner. Not thut Ihe
old town will ever again assume the position that it held during the lirst rush,
when it wus the great center of the
camp, but there will he a decided increase
in the number of men working around
there, the past few years having seen
most of the claims in the vicinity lying
idle, allium
tliere is plant
The machinery for  the dredging plant
is all op the ground, und the contract for
the necessary lumber has been let to the
Raven saw mill, to be delivered ns soon
us the condition of the roads will permit.
While the placer days are. past except
for the miner working in u smalt way
for a grub Stake or the big company who
can handle gravel by Ihe thousands of
yards, as a quarts camp its history is
yet lo be Written, There nre as good
ledges around Eagle us around Murray,
tbe gold ribbed bands running through
the country in ull directions, either untouched or simply located and he>lel hy
men who run  10  feet per annum    upon
them ns assessment work. Nothing is developed yet, but the gold shows nt the
surface, nnd the placer gold is here to
show that it wus here iu considerable
quantities. Beside the golel, it is only
some linlf dozen miles to where line galena has been discovered, nnd beyond that j a flexible I
nobody knows what may be in store tor culler lo tic
the prospector, as the country is almost a
terra incognita.
The Trlllty Group,
The Trilby group of seven mines, situated   in   the   Swank   district,   Kittitas
county. Wash., has been sold to n  Philadelphia syndicate for $10,000.   The money
Mnchine line. It at the Knle of One
Kvcry Two Mliiuteiis
When Kiel; Manillies takes a sheep
by the hlud leg. losses the struggling
aniiiinl into position and reaches for
the sleam DOWC?r clippers, which hang
aoarat hand.lt lakes Just two minutes
for that sheep to emerge from his professional care clean ami while and
minus aboul six pounds of first quality
wool. That is the way they shear
sheep nowadays in ihe big plant of the
Chicago, Burlington and Quincy rtall-
roiicl. near Aurora, 111. Aboui three
weeks ago the steam power plant was
started and twenty men have lieen
steadily bending over the lambs and
sheep ever since, sending the hux-IiiK
day look us if they had lieen shaved by
a barber. i'ntil now this work was
clone by hand, and the process, while
exceptionally rapid, did not yield such
results In many ways as does the
sleam shearing.
Although steam shearing plants have
lieen in operation In Australia for
many years, this country has been
strangely backward aboul adopting
the system, and sheep raisers hnve
largely clung to the old hand shearing.
although power plants are in operation
at Casper. Wyo.. and In certain parts
of Montana. The system Is simple.
The clippers work on the familiar principle of the hand clippers used on
small boys' heads in barber Shops, n
comb with very sharp triangular teeth
and a moving set of teeth passing
back and forth under it. Shafting Is
put iu and each clipper is attached to
aniiiinl. which allows Ihe
moved in any direction by
the operator. Behind each operator Is
n small pen Into which nliout a dozen
sheep til a time are driven front the
runway. Thc men wear overalls aud
caps and work very steadily. When
the operator Is ready to liegin he opens
the door of the pen.  which causes a
has been paid, and Robert Engels. who j en,nl K,-iiriT.viiig among the heavilv
came out to manage Ihe property, has left fleeced lambs and sheep. Selecting an
for the mines to push work on them. j BBjmai ,��� random, the man seizes lt by
A stir  in   Pierce Dlntrlet. ' one of Its hliul legs, and with a quick
There is already evidence of g stir ini 1��* throws It to the floor. Then It is
thc Pierce district for the season of 18118. j dragged out of the pen and the door Is
Placer miners arc preparing for work, closed. With n deft move the sheep Is
which will soon commence, ns the snow is   utitde   to   sit   up OU Its  hnum-lies,  as
melting rapidly. Most of those going in
now are men who huve lieen working
claims for yenrs past, succeeding in cleaning up enough in the full to mnke them
good wages.
The western portion of the eanip appears to be the most active part of the
district, while most encouraging reports
come from the Musselshell district, 20
miles enst of Pierce The work in the
latter district is mostly confined to
quartz, since the discovery of a rich ledge :
lust summer by some miners who were
pracer mining. The rock assayed $000 to
the ton, and occasioned much excitement
at the time. Work has been kept up on
the Pioneer mine, and with the aid of an
nrasln some ore has been crushed, which
even with this crude method paid the
men well. A shaft is being sunk and arrangements are being made to put a five-
stamp mill on the property this spring.
Pnluit-r  Mountain   Dlntrlet.
The past season has been a record-
breaker for the Palmer Mountain mining
district in advancement and development.
In fact all the Okanogan county with its
diversified resources has enjoyed prosperity in a high degree. The ranchers
have received good prices for their abundant crops; the stockmen have disposed
of a large number of horses that were driv.
en to points across the line in British Columbia; the price of beef cattle has been
higher than since 1888, and more money
has been spent in mining development
than in any one year since the first mineral discoveries were made in thc district.
Il��cl.l>   Mill Will Start   Ami In.
Murray, Idaho, reports thai thc Daddy
mill is expected to start up again soon.
Kor somo weeks it has been idle or only
running part time, owing to a scarcity
of ore, the development work not having kept pace with the miners. Tlie lower
tunnel is now almost into the ore chute,
nnd when it is cut it will not be long until stomps will he dropping regularly
again. Ilie Daddy runs more steadily
than any other mill in the gold belt, and
it probably pays the most dividends.
though sitting In a chair, and wheu Its
head ami fprequartara tire pressed between the knees of the operator It is
helpless. After a few Ineffectual strug-
s�� to make this mark. Home
werk slowly nnd carefully, removing
every vestige of wool In a neat, systematical way and leavltitg the hunks as
clean its a freshly shaved cheek. If
an operator shears 100 sheep n day he
is making a pood average, nnd some
fall below this number. When the
sheep Is returned to the pen the operator gathers the wool In tt jit.tie pile
and binds it up with a cord hanging
beside him. Down the center of the
narrow shc.il between the two rows of
machines runs a Uttle track on which
n big car Is pushed by a stout young
man. nnd into this Ihe wool ls tossed
and thus transported to the end of the
room, where It is sacked. The sacks
arc about tweulve feet long and nre
rigged up in a framework. The packages of wool are tossed Into the sack
from the cur until the sack Is nearly
full, and then a heavy man Jumps Into
the sack nnd tramps down the wool
lnlo a compact mass. More Is thrown
In and tramped upon until the sack Is
packed full, when It is tied and piled
ln a corner, awaiting the orders of the
owner of the sheep from which it was
M.rsste-rieiiis Ilatu-ine I'ii.-m <����� Innicle of
the CsiisU'iiinK Spheres,
A most interesting trick is the soap
bubble one. To perform this two cork
figures must lie made. They can lie
colored wilh bright paint. Fasten thorn
with wire to a small cork stand.
The soap bubble mixture is important
to prepare.    I'or it you must have a
(iiivenfeir (ieneral Karl of Aberdeen
Premier Sir Wilfreel Laurier
Memlier ol the  House of Cotiimonn, Dominion
Parliament, for Went  Kootenay	
    Hewitt gostock
Lleiit-liovernor Hon. T. K. Mel mien
Premier    Hon. J. H. Turner
Attorney-i.eneral Hon.  D. M  Kberts
Com. "i I.mills nnd Works.'.\.Hon. t_. B. Martin
Minister ol Mines ami Education	
 Hon. Jan. linker
Provincial Mineralogist K. (J. MeCoiinell
Memliers ol legislative Assembly for West
Northltidlng  ,.,    .1. M Kellle
Health Hiding J. K. Hume
Mayor ('has. w. McAnn
Aldermen���A. Vi. liciodeuoiigh. K, B, Archer,
,1. D. Moeirc. (!. Hartin. D. Vi.  Moure, (ieorge
city Clerk E. E. Chiiiman
Police Magistrate Alex Lucas
city Marshal If. V. Adams
Assistant W. A. Milne
Auditor ('. 1).  McKeiixin
Treasurer S. H. (Ireen
Assessor S. P. Tuck
Wnler Commissioner  U. A. Cockle
Health eitiieer Dr. .1. F. B. Rogers
Cltv council meets every Wednesday at 4 p.m.
al the e Ity hull, 1th street, between Front Si.
and A avenue.
Chief Hugh P. Fletcher
First Heiniiv chief lleorge Keid
Second Deputy chief John cilllln
Third Deputy chlel c;eo. Whiteside
Secretary Archie Morris
Treasurer (ins Adamn
Mining Kecoreier anel Assessor-Tax Collector
 lohn  Keen
Collector of Customs J. F. Mcintosh
School Trustees- August Carney, J, 1). Moore,
O.O. Buchanan.   Principal -Prof. Jas. Hislop,
Ocnernl delivery open daily (Hunelayn excepted) Irom H a. iii. until 7 p. m. lsObby eipcn
Irom 7 a. m. to 9:80 p. m.
Malls lor despate'h closed an follows: For
all parts of the world every evening except
Saturday and Sunday, at 9. p. ni.
Malls arrive from' I'nlted States and lako
points dally except Sunday, at 9:110 p. m.
F'rom c. 1*. R. points and Slocan points, arrive elally except Sunday, at 4:1)0 p. m.
Registration office open'.   K::l0a. m.,6:3Up. iu.
Money order ollice and Postofflce Savings Bank
"I t'D 9!'   in    lo /ip. in.
S. II. liltEKN, I'tintnianter.
A SOAP-nUlllllsF. QI'ADnllsI.E.
quantity of enstile soap, perhaps half
a teacup, and odd to It a fourth of the
quantity of glycerine. Melt the soap lu I
warm water before adding the glycerine. This should make perhaps a pint
of henvy, soapy water.   Test the bub-
Kmperor William, in a speech to naval
recruits, said: "Where the Herman
eagle hss seized hold and Axed its claws,! no chance to escape.
gles the animal becomes resigned to
the situation, and with the left arm of
the operator encircling Its tie** and his
hand clutching Its horn or face It has
that country is Herman and will remain
To stop burglaries at Poducsh, Ky., a
curfew law has been adopted by the city
council, and suspicious characters are being driven out of town by a vigilance committee.
A social purity campaign, started in Oa-
kalcvisa. Is., has resulted in 47 indictments being found against its citizens by
the grand jury snd the suspension of the
county attorney.
The Garfield "corrupt practices law" has
been sustained by the Ohio supreme court.
The law limits tbe amount of money
which candidates for public oflices muy
spend to secure election.
Arrnndono, the young man who recently assassinated President Borela of I'm
guny, Is still in jail at Colon, and the people seem to he largely In his favor. The
women decorate his cell with flowers and
give him expensive food and many delicacies.
Experiments are to be made in free mail
delivery in Bucks county, Pa
The clipper swings on Its flexible
support close to the operator, and when
he has tlie sheep ln tho correct position
be reaches for the machine and passes
lt through the wool on the breast between the forelegs. A broad sitreak of
white sliows as the clipper rapidly
mows a swath through the fleece and
the wool falls off In a great curl to the
floor. All over the belly of tbe surprised
sheep the bussing little machine Is
passed, revealing the pink flush of the
sklu under the wool. The sheep's position Is shitted slightly, and the machine with a few sweeps whisks the
wool from Its legs and then the heavy
fleece on Its back goea to swell the pile
on the floor. When every part of the
body hae been touched by the buzzer
the (loot of tbe pen ls pushed open by
the operator and the sheep, white and
daisied, ls released and pushed back
into the pen, while another ls dragged
out to be clipped.
Two minutes ls record time for the
completion of this process, although, of
course, all of the operators are not tn
bles, aud if you cannot blow them as
large as the moon tbe mixture Is not
properly mixed. Soap bubble exhibitors often blow bubbles as large as
three and four feet lu diameter by the
use of this mixture.
Talte a short strip of wood (a foot
rule will do) and drive a small mall Into
each end. Then stretch a thin string,
or, better still, a, piece of wire, from
one nail to the other, and place a bridge
under It so as to form a primitive musical Instrument. Next nail to one end
of the strip of wood the lid of a tin In
such a manner that It touches the
string or wire, and place the figure Inside the lid after moistening lt well
with .soap and water. Now take a
straw and blow a bubble ln the lid and
then touch tbe otrlng gently. Tbe vibration ot the latter wll lthen be communicated to the lid, and the figures
will dance Inside the bubble. A beautiful optical effect ts thus obtained,
and tbe delight of the audience ls sueb
that tbe bubble performer la kept busy
all the evening with fresh creations.
There are many variations of the soap
bubble trick possible, and which will
readily suggest themselves.
MKiiimiiKT Clime u���(or. ('. and fith St. HI
vine services every Seineiay at 11 a. in. ami
7:80 p.m. Sunday school at 2010s Strange���
always welcome.
C. Al'i.T P boot NIK n, M. A., Pastor.
Prksiiytkkian cikbc it���Corner 4th street and
li avenue. Services every Sunday at II a. m.
and "::�� p. m. Sunday school and Blhle class,
2:80 p.m. Prayer meeting Wednesday evening at 8 o'clock. Free seats: strangers and
others heartily welcome.
Rev. A  1). Menzies, Minister.
Church of Knui.and���Southwest corner ol C
avenue and .ith street.   Services every Sim
day nt 11 a. m. aud 7 :'m \>. in.   All are cordial,,
ly invited.     ' Kkv. David Richards.
Misslniier In Charge.
Baitist 0iil!rch��� Services will he held tn the
school house every Lord's day. Morning service*, 11 o'clock; Sunday nchonl and pastor's
Bible clans Immediately after morning ner
vice: evening service, 7:30. .Ill are cordially
Invited to attend.
Kkv. II. ('. Skwcomhk, Pastor.
Cathoi.ii: Cuvsch���Comer ('. avenue and (ith
St. No regular imntnr at present. Occasional
services by special announcement.
Masons-Kaslu lodge No. 25, A. F. and A.M.,
meets first Monday In every month at Ma
sonic hall over llreen Bros.' store. Visiting
brothers cordially invited to attend.
Hamilton Bvkbs, W. M.
E. E. Ciiipmak, Secretary.
Masonic Ohaktkr���Kootenay Chapter,R. A. M.
holds regular convocations cm the second
Tuesday ol each month In Masonic Hall,
Kanlo. Visiting companions are cordially invited. B. E- Chipman, Z.
Chas. Tsvmbvll, Scribe E.
M Aci'AiiKKs -siociin Tent No. ei, Knights of the
Maccabees, meets second and last Thursdays
of each month at Livingston's hall, Kaslo.
Visiting Knights cordially invited.
Mosk Holland, W, A. Daviks,
Keeper ol Recutita. Commander.
Foresters. -Court Kaslo ��0.8887, Independent
Order of Foresters. Meets 2d and 4th Fridays
of each month In Livingstone's Hall. Visiting brethren are cordially invited.
Norman McIntosh, W. B. Strathern,
Recording Secretary. Chief Ranger.
Phy&ioian and Surgeon.
Graduate Trinity I'nlverslty, Toronto, Ont.,
Member of College of Physicians and Surgeons,
Licentiate of the B. C Oounell. Late of New
York Hospitals aud Polyclinic. office at H. a-
plteel, cor ."ith and 11, Kaslo, ll. C
Notary Public,
Arbitrator, Assignee
Conveyancing;. Etc.
Over Istimout & Young's Book Store, J
Jeweler and Optician,
ltcco Avenue, Sandon, 11. 0.   (
Too Mack for Hlm.
"I like modesty," saitl ihe old dex'tor,
"but there's such a thing as overdoing
"How's that?" his assistant asked.
"I was called, this morning, to sea, a
Boston girl, who Is visiting friends
here, and when I asked her to let me
see her tongue she flared ap and Insisted that 1 had Insulted iter."
Mrs�� J, S. Johnstone...
Embroidery and
Mantua Making.
A Avenue, west of Pacific Hotel,
Qfflflfl Barber Shop, j
Either people want to be fooled, et ���
many of them do not care whether!
they are right or wrong. i
^New  Nickel Tul*.   Tickets  good(
for three baths, tl -
i.teSIJIiieiiii.tM/S     '.WC'lli. Ill the construct ion of a  locomotive
engine there nre nearly six thousand
pieces to be put together, as accurately I
as the works of a watch.
A colorless ink for writing upon pos- i
t��l cards, etc., is made by mixing to- !
gether water nnd sulphuric acid, the '
writing becoming permanently visible
when heated.
Bricks made of plaster of purls and
cork tire now used In thc construction
of powder mills. In case of explosion
they offer slight resistance and are
broken to atoms.
Recent experiments to discover the
best fire-resisting materials for the construction of Boors ure sulci to hnve proved tbat wood covered with tin is better thnn solid Iron.
(Ireen rests the .-ye, thc resting the
eye often means to rest Ihe nerves, and
the refreshment of the eye Is ns necessary to comfortable life as the renewal
of the other Ixiellly forces by food.
Although the brain is perpetually active, the whole of it Is never active at
one Hine. The two hemispheres or
halves do not operate simultaneously,
but alternate in action���now It is the
one half, then the Other.
Bourrler, after a series of experiments, has conic to the conclusion that
fresh meat In a room filled with the
smoke of tobacco absorbs nicotine
readily, and may under circumstances.
become so tainted us lo lead to dlges-
eive disorders,
M. Jacquemln. a French pharmacist,
has Invented a process by which he
says he can form from Ihc leaves of
various fruit-bearing trees and shrubs
the flavors that are characteristic of
the fruits themselves. From apple tree
leaves, crushed and fermented, he obtains a liquid possessing the fragrance
ami lasle of apples, anil from vine
leaves a beverage resembling wine. Ills
theory is that the peculiar flavor of apples, pears, grapes and berries Is prepared In and derived from the leaves
of the plant.
Stories of the ravages of termites, or
"white nnts," come from the curator of
the Australian museum at Sydney.
Some time ago ihey destroyed the roof
of the museum building, and it had to
lie replaced with u covering composed
largely of steel anil copper. Their work,
being carried on in the Interior of the
timber, does not reveal itself until the
Structure Is about ready lo fall to
pieces, and so It was only recently that
the fact came out thai the ants had
also destroyed Ihe underpinning of one
of the Important Hours of the museum.
Attempts have recently been made lu
France by l'rof. Alfred llinet to "measure memory." Due of the experiments
Consists In reading a series of figures
to the subject, at a regular speed ot
about two per second, and observing
how many he can repent without error
in the order lu which they were given.
The faculty of voluntary attention is.
nf course, called  Into play  in  this e.\-
pnrluiunt. Children from six to eight
years old retain, on the average, live
figures; children ten years old six figures, nnd adults seven figures. Jacqnes
Iuaudi, the lightning calculator, can retain more than forty figures.
Messrs. Brockbauk and 1 lori'lnpton
hnve succeeded in Imparting a great
variety of beautiful hues and tints to
various Sowers by simply Immersing
tbelr cut stalks in aniline solutions.
Willi tt microscope lite colored water
can be watched flowing through the
vein tubes In the leaves, petals and other parts of the flowers. The process Is
quite illlVi'ivui from that of changing
color by adding a particular chemical
element to the SOll, If Ihe aniline dyes
are phice'd In the soil they do not find
thoir way through the roots. The chief
purpose of the artificial coloring Is to
produce brilliant effects for table decoration.
If Yon Hee the  1'lunli. the Hunger Urn.
There have been numerous   deaths
from lightning ln the   last   year.    In
some Instances the    electric   current
played peculiar pranks, and thus demonstrated that a bolt of lightning Is
, something   beyond the knowledge of
ithe scientist.    It Is Impossible lo fore-
I see   the condition's  that  may  prevail
|Wrltig an electrical disturbance, and
t'wliPii a holt of lightning Is of great Intensity there is no telling what It may
When Benjamin Franklin determin-
t'<d tho character of lightning and incited the lightning rod he made a
Drent discovery, but since Ibsen other
[(nvestigators have added much to thc
Tltore of knowledge on the subject.
Tbe matter of'lightning rods hns re-
delved a great, deal of attention from
dentists In recent years, nnd a uuin-
Jer ot popular fallacies have been ex-
���loded.   Various   mystifying   churae-
ristlcs  of   lightning have been ex-
tlained, and other freaks of ihe alec-
ric current arc more or less   understood.    Sonne years ago there was an
(emotional conference on the ques
tion of llghlnlng rods In England, and
the report of that gathering, based on
Hie observations ami experience of the
members. Is the most valuable contribution to the literature of the subject
ever made.
While it Is generally conceded that
lightning rods offer protection to builtl-
lii��s, it Is admitted that under certain
conditions the most carefully erected
rods will prove unavailing. There arc
many instances in which buildings
have been struck by lightning, though
provided with lightning rods. Ii�� most
of these cases the rods were not properly const meted and connected, though
in other cues the rods were as nearly
perfect as human inigeiifiilty can make
them. The lightning that missed them
and struck the building can be likened
to the avalanche that Is so powerful as
io sweep away all obsta<-les and go on
its way regardless of mau and his constructions.
Prom a report Issued by direction of
thc .Secretary of Agriculture it seems
that the average death rate from lightning in the I'nlted States ts a trifle
more than 200. Practically all of the
fatalities occur in the months of April,
Slay, June. July, Augiisit and September. The maximum dealt) rate occurs
ill June and July. There have been a
few people kilted ln November and December, but the Weather Bureau has
not record of death from Lightning in
January niwl February.
The financial loss from fire caused
by lightning for eight years averaged
a trifle more than $1,500,000 a year.
Lightning has it preference for some
soils. Thus when tbe soil Is of n chalky
formation lightning will strike but
one-seventh as often as when the soil is
sand. Clay soil will be struck twenty-
two times to once 'n the chalky formation.
The bolts hnve a perferenee for cer-
laln trees. OnkR are struck more frequently than any other tree, and the
birch is rarely it victim.
it docs not seem possible that oak
tre.?s are struck more than fifty times
to one beech tree, but the Weather Bureau reports such to be the case. Pines
are struck about one-third as often as
The danger from lightning is much
less In the city than In the country,
the ratio being about one to live. In a
record of eighteen deaths due from
lightning one was killed Inside a building, eleven were outside and six were
under trees.
As a rule lightning that strikes a tree
does no further damage. In only
three cases out of 100 did the bolt jump
from one tree to another.
Projser   KxercUe  Will' Bring; About
Some Fine KeoiiHse.
The one rule to lie always observsed
by the woman who seeks to be graceful
Is to keep the chest active. It should
never be relaxed; the body should bend
from tlie hips, whether one leans forward, backward, or sideways.
If, however, lifting the chest is a
painful effort, exercises should be
taken to strengthen the enfeebled powers. Standing, poising and bending
movements are of llrst importance. The
correct standing position Is one which
most women find lt very difficult at
first to assume. The chest should be
raised, the head held erect, the abdo-
men drawn ln; at first a toppling sensation will be produced, and the back will
feel uncomfortable, but continued practice of the movement will properly adjust the muscles and cause the first unpleasant cotissciousiiese to disupiiear.
Poising movements consist In holding the weight of the body on the balls
of the feet, and rising and descending
for several times iu succession, holding
the hands, with arms extended, upou
an active chest. Other movements
throw the weight of the body upon one
foot only, while the other foot, after describing a circle, is held suspended be-
hlud the active one. Excellent practice
for acquiring a graceful carriage consists ln poising as far forward as possible with the right and left foot alternately, moving across a largo room in
this mauner.
Proper walking results from stepping
so that the heel shall fall upon the
ground at nearly tiie same time as the
toe, and always in a line with it, but
with the weight of the bodty tailing ou
the ball, aud the chest leading so prominently that a line dropped thence to
the foot would fall to the toe; while a
line dropped from the chest of the person who walks incorrectly would strike
the instep.
Correct   positions   in standing and
walking are often cures for weak and
lame backs.   Let one who doubts this
note the pull uiKin the muscles of the
back when correct attitudes are at flrst
assumed, Other excellent exercises for
strengthening the muscles of the back
are the bending movements.    Lifting
the arms us high as possible above the
head, bend the body at tilie waist, immediately below the floating ribs, and
bring the bands gradually to the floor.
I The knees should bo kept firm, and the
i exercise taken directly in  front, and
j also at the right and left sides.
writer, ln rows at stated d'stances
apart. The surface is Inclined. Over
the top of the machine fits down close
n sheet of platinum around the keys.
Under this platinum is pasted between
the rows of keys the various tickets
to be voted. There is room for half a
dozen different ones, and If there wero
more tickets placed In the field thc-n
more space might easily lie provided.
It is so arranged that the minute n man
steps into a booth his weight upon the
Central Hotel
Front SI. Kit.|���.
New   Building sad   Newly   Furnished
A ftrtt-CsUM Iliir in Connection.
ItKl'TKK. & (TO.
Kaslo, B. 0.
...Rates $1 00 and Upwards...
ADAMS BROS., Proprietors.
floor throws the triggers of the machine open, and it is ready to be maillp-
ulated. Before this is done, however,
the representative of every party who
has a ticket In the field has to be present, and, by turning a certain combination, admits the voter to the boo!it. He
cannot enter if one he absent. So soon
as the combination of the machine Is
thrown open and ready for action the
voter may see the ticket he desires lo
vote. The row of keys at (he top are
for a straight ticket. For example. If
he desires to cast a straight Democratic
ticket, he presses a key opposite the
name on thnt ticket, nnd at Ihe same
time every other key on tho' hoard Is
locked. Say he wanted to vote for a
certain man for Governor on one ticket. He presses the key opopsito his
nnme. At the same time the keys are
nil locked oppsite the names of the cither candidates for Governor on other
tickets, and also the key just used, so
that a vote for two men ou the same
ticket or for one man twice cannot he
cast. This Is the case witli all the rest.
if he negleTcted to press tlie key opposite any name for a certain office uo
vote for any man would be marked.
Sole agents for Pabst Beer, Milwaukee,
.     Wis.
Hotel and
Good rooms ami good living.    Restaurant in charge of Oscar Honson.
Front Street,
Bar and Billiard Room
in connection.
Booms from $2 por week up.   Newly
furnished throughout,     Electric: lights
next door to Post Office.   KASLO, B. C.
Kartli yuakes Constantly.
"There Is a place in California where
earthquakes may be said to lie kept on
tup." said a Fresno County fruit grower to a reporter. "Tile spot is at the
head waters of the Ktnveah. at thc herder of Fresno, Tulare and Inyo Counties. You can't hire an Indian or a
Mexican to go near that locality. They
say It is the home of the evil Spirits.
The country is rugged and rocky���
mountains with deep volleys and precipitous cliffs. Snakes, scorpions, tarantulas, centipedes and ull sorts of hideous reptiles and insects seem to have
made the neighborhood their paradise,
for they arc there lu very palpable
"But in .addition to these attractions
the region may lie said to lv- in a stale
of perpetual earthquake. The ground
trembles anil quakes continually ami
the nicks iImmiiscIvcs seem to be grinding and grating against one another
consiantly, as if subject to some groat
internal force. These phenomena are
said to lie more emphatic at night than
Iii the daytime. Frequenil booming discharge., apparently deep In the earih,
are heard, and men who lime heard
both say they are exactly like the nmt-
lerlngs of distant artillery. I have
never henrd anyoneailvnnc ��� any theory
to satisfactorily explain this uneasy
and perpetually disturbed condition of
nature up among the far Kcwcull nicks
aud hills, bin It is there. If you ever
happen to l>f In that vicinity ask the
first Indian yon meet to guide you to
the spot and sec how quickly he will
shy away unci disappear."���Pittsburg
KRK Wine Gives  Stren|_tli.
Here Is a drink lhat Is particularly
well adapted to the needs nf Invalids.
It ls called egg wine, and lt Is all right.
A fresh egg is to lie beaten up with a
little wnter. Thou mix with half a
glass of cold water a full glass of sherry and sugar to sweeten, and boll the
nilxttin?. Pour this over the egg, stirring all the time. Then put the drink
lu its entirety Into a very clean saucepan, setting It over the tire nnd stirring
thc contents one way. lielng careful
not: to let It come to a boll. This drink
Is to be served in a glass, und plain,
crisp biscuits or thin, dry toui>tt go well
with it. A little grated nutmeg may
be added if one likes the Innovation.
Other bending movements are of the
waist, and yet others of the head. Nothing gives dignity nud grace to the bearing more effectively than a regal poise
of the head; and the muscles of the
neck can be made flexible by practicing
movements which consist, first,. In dropping the head upon the cheat, then
backward, then In a series of rolling
movements which call Into action all
the uiuscUw of the neck.
Then? are few women, however old.
weak or 111. who will not be directly
benefited by practicing the foregoing
suggestions. Systematic work with the
various movements suggested will not
only bring buck departed girlish grace,
but dally labor, of whatever description, will be rendered less arduous ou
account of the resulting suppleness.
lu the case of girls It is well to be
Warned In time. No young woman who
has acquired a stooping. II! poised body
can hope to have a graceful or stately
carriage when she ls old.
, Hat Trim in inn-
She���So you don't like that hat just
ln front of us? How would you like lt
He (savagely)���With a lawn mower.
-London TW-Blts.
Lots of men"can date tbelr first success from the time some girl mad* the
mistake of refusing to marry them.
Until a man has been married ha
never can realise that a woman can
feel better because she cries.
Mr. Betas of Ohio Has a Straightforward Machines
"It Is too honest to be popular," was
the rather caustic observation of a gentleman who was examining the good
qualities of Mr. N. H. Boss' newly patented voting machine.
The Inventor of the machine ls the
present representative of Putnam
County, Ohio, lu the House of Representatives. .Mr. Boss is an old minister of the liospel. and has bad ample
opportunity to sec the necessity of some
automatic and incorruptible voting machine that would register the vote of
the people:
He started In nbout eight years ago
to perfect a machine for that purpose,
and has succeeded far beyond his original hopes or anticipations. If the Boss
voting machines were used the result
of any election would lie mado known
within a few mom outs after the polls
are closed, or as soon as the different
sum totals of the precinct., could be
added together.
The machine ls a box about three
feet wide by three feet high. It Is
shaped on the top mtK-h like the keyboard of the ordinary typewriter, with
keys similar to the key ot the type-
On the same principle as fares are
rung up and kept account of In street
cars automatically, the number of votes
for each mail is kept track of and the
sunt total noted nt the bottom of the
column. As soon as the sheet is taken
from the machine a glance tells how
many votes each man has received.
The machine, ns arranged nl present,
will count as many as 2,,'iOO votes. .Mr.
Ross will take the machine before tiie
present Assembly of Ohio and endeavor to have it ado. cil Instead of the
Australian ballot system.
Shrewd Young Mnn.
The young man approached the elderly capitalist with a confident air.
".Sir." he said, "I love your daughter.   I nsk you for her hand."
The old man turned pale with rage.
"You want my daughter," he snarled.
"Well, you'll get my fool." And he
made a sudden advance on the youth.
The bitter did not quail. On the contrary he leaped lu the air. He waved
his arms. He yelled "Kill hlm! kill
him! robber! robber!" He jumped at
the old man, who trembled and shrank
back. He cowered before the savage
onslaught. "Kill him! Kill him!"
roared tho youth.
"Wall, wait!" screamed the old man.
"I'll reverse my declsiocp!"
"For It appears that the young man
had In some way learned the fact that
in his early years the aged capitalist
was a base-ball umpire.
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finely Kiirnishcl Throughout; Dining Room
e Servie-Cjl'iiexcclleel; llicr Stocked With
choice l.iejimrs miel t'igarie.
The Revere, <�� <&
.1. M. BLAIKIE, Prop.
Finely furnished rooms, hnrd finish,
everything new, electric lights.
1 A avenue, Kaslo, P>. ('.       P. <>��� box 44.
Telephone Xo. 11.
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A Complete Hotel.
...Mrs. H. Y. Anderson
Formerly of the Columbia Hotel, Kaslo.
Kuskonook, B. C.
Otherwise Armstrong's Isamling and
Goat River Landing.
We enter especially to the
traveling public
Mope llrer than Sheep In Maine.
Twenty-live yenrs ago there were
very few deer ln Maine, especially In
Franklin and Oxford Counties. They
were there unknown. In fact, I never
saw a deer track in the State till about
18,90. Since that time they have in-
creaaed very fast. I have no fear to*
deer In the future. They are to-day ln
every county of the State. Indeed, 1
may safely say, I am sure that there
are more deer than sheep in the State
to-day. And that this Is so Is due. In
my opinion, to protection afforded
them.���Boston Herald.
By D. A. CARR,
Kuskonook, K, C.
formerly of Butte Hotel, Kaslo, B.C.
When a man has had his leg pulled
by one schemer, the next schemer to
call on him walks out lam*.
Finest table on the
east side of
Kootenay Lake. Published Every Friday At Kaslo, Lt. C.
By Thc News Publishing Company.
Subscription $2.00 Ver Annum in Advance���Advertising
Kates Made Known on Application.
MARCH, 1898.
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Railway Development The y��ar 1898 wil1
_      .,       t_t      ��� _. develop a great era
In the Northwest.   of ���.lihvay bllildinB }n
tho Northwests Besides those railway schemes that are
reaching out for the gold fields of tho Yukon in which tho
poople of Kootenay are only indirectly interested, there
are others which have a strong interest for us. Chief
among these are the plans of the Canadian Pacific railway.
Not only is their Crow's Nest road, with its uow fairly well
known plane, exciting much interest, but there are also
other stops tbat are being rapidly taken by the promoters
of this voad whose successful carrying out means great
things foe tho Kootenay. Still, as competition is the life
of trade, and no corporation, however apparently paternal
it may be, is api to strongly resist the temptation to make
tho most, of its opportunities, regardless of who is squeezed,
it is a matter for congratulation that it is by no means the
only company in thc field.
The United States roads aro fearful of thoir great Canadian rival and they have good cause to be, as is evidenced
by the rate war of thc last few weeks. I5ut.it was with a
feeling akin to consternation that they recently learned
that it wns preparing for another actual invasion of United
States territory, by getting ready to buy Up at a bondholder's sale the Central Washington railway, one of thc finest
short roads in the state of Washington. This, with some
additional construction, would give the C. P. R. entry to
Bpokane which would be a good thing for them and a good
thing for Spokane. Indeod, this seems to be tho only remaining chance for Spokano to get equitable rates, and she
is ready to welcomo the C. P. R. warmly. The other roads
will have to bid high to keep tho C. P. R. out, and fearful
of the latter's success they aro already trying to get the
bonding privilege nullified by act of congress.
The formal transfer of F. August Heinze's interests in
aud about Trail to tho C. P. R. was mado about six weeks
ago. On tho first of the month the smeltor was formally
transferred to the new owners and on tho 10th the railroad
property was transferred. This includes tho stretch of
railway up tho west side of the Columbia from Trail to
riobson and the Columbia & Westorn from Trail to Rossland.   The price paid is quoted at $1,200,000.
To make its talked of connection with Spokane through
the Central Washington road, it would become necessary
for the C. P. R. to build southward through the Colville
reservation, That would, however, be no loss. They would
tap a remarkably rich mineral country whoso tonnage
would pay from the start.
It is considered reasonably certain that in any event
the ('. P. R. will build to Penticton from Robson or Koss-
laud this summer ovor the route surveyed by Mr. Heinzo.
This will be a connecting link in the Crow's Nest Pass
road and from Penticton they will likely build ovor the
route surveyed by tho Victoria, Vancouver & Eastern and
will operate that portion of tho road under the charter already granted to tlie last named company.
If tho C. P. R. should not succeed in getting into Spokane by the route Indicated, there is a possibility that it
may be able to buy out the Corbin system of roads from
Nelson southward. Overtures are said to havo been made
before, but tho price could not bo agreed upon.
Meanwhile the same spirit that sooma to animate the
United States roads in their effort! to keep the C. P. R. out
of tho state of Washington, is said to be in existence on
this sido tbe line; for tlio C. P. It. is said to be conducting
a vigorous warfare against Mr. Corbin at Ottawa and doing all in its power to prevent him from receiving a charter
for the extension of the Spokane Falls ��y Northern into tho
Boundary country. Victory means considerable should
���niccess crown thoir efforts, as they will not only bo able to
shut tho American line, out of the Boundary business, but
it will also enable them to mako bettor terms with Mr. Corbin in the event of their purchasing his present lines.
A well informed railroad man in spoaklng of the railroad situation in Kootenay is quoted as saying: <'lt is
hardly possible that the Canadian Pacific will succeed in
defeating Mr. Corbin's application for a charter from the
dominion government, in the llrst placo Mr. Corbin will
build bis road without a land grant and tbat fact has caused
his application to meet with unusual favor In Ottawa. Then
again tho people of the Boundary country are anxious that
Corbin should build to them as it will give them a direct
connection with the south and they are using every influence to induce the government to graut the charter."
While theso rival lines arc contending, plans for another line from the Bouth to Kootenay lako are rapidly maturing, and it Is more than likely that this year will seo
the Great Northern railway well into the Kootenay over
the lines of the Nelson & Bedllngton. These plans together with those of the Kaslo &s Lardo-Duncan Ry. at the
porth end ofthe lake are likely to bring about lively times
for tbe Kootenay this yoar.
Kaslo's growth is clearly told by tbe following figures
from the assessment rolls; For 1690, (233,696; 1697, 8474,-
73V, 1308, W" 373.
1' 11 itod States senate for attornpting to make Canada purchase by concessions the complete navigation of the Stikine
river wnich is already hers by treaty rights.
Tlie Toronto Globe soemo JustllJc-i ln Its rebuks to the
According to tho jury's verdict in the case of Sheriff
Martin at Latimer, Pennsylvania, it is no crime in the
United States to shoot protected lead into the unprotected
bodies of peaceable strikers.
Under the title, "A Metallurgists Gruesome Tale; or,
How We Cremated Poor George Larkiu," Randall II.
Kemp of this city contributes to the B. C. Mining Record
for March a story that is so well written that it is difficult
to consider it absurd, as the bare statement would doubt-
loss be considered. The Nows hopes to present this story
to its readers in a future issue.
And now comes thc information that President McKinley is to refer the Maine tragedy to arbitration. It seems
true, as was stated in the A merican congress a few days
ago, that "McKinley could not be coaxed, cudgeled uor
shamed into upholding American honor abroad." In the
meantime, it is gratifying to know that should the same
thing have occurred to one of Hor Majosty's ships, Spain
would havo been shot out of the water and then asked to
explain the origin of tho tragedy.
Some of tho newspaper comments on tho agitation for
an import duty on load, are quite amusing. They recall
the saying of General Hancock, whose declaration that the
tariff was a local issue, defeated him for the presidency of
the United States. Still, a good many are wondering since
if he were not correct. For instance, note the following
from tho Revelstoke Herald: "Freo trade has a hard row
"to hoe iu Canada. Whatever tho abstract opinions on the
"subject, which may obtain and appear in ovidouco occasionally at elections in any particular locality, there is not
"a district in the Dominion which is not ready to demand
"protection when it conceives that its own particular in-
"torosts demand it. Tho latest instance of this kind comes
"from Kaslo Where the Liberals, who voted for an avowed
"freo trader labt election, as well as tho dyed-in-thc-wool
"Tories, are shouting wilh one voice for a prohibitive tar-
"ilT on lead."
A good many people aro wondering where Canada is
at with roferouco to the Alaskan boundary question. On
the 10th instant a press dispatch from Ottawa said that Sir
Julian Pauncefote, thc British ambassador to the United
States, had officially informed the Canadian ministry that
tlie Alaskan boundary disputo had boensottled, Great Britain conceding every claim of the United Statco with reference to tlie three marine leagues hoing measured eastward
from the mainland instead of from tbo islands. The dispatch adds; "It was understood that the British govern-
"mout was irritated at tho forwardness of the Canadian
"ministry, but it was not thought that the surrender would
"be so sweeping as it is." Tho very next day came a much
briefer aud less conspicuous dispatch from Washington, D:
C, denying tho whole affair, but admitting that negotia'
turns are in progress for tho settlement of tho dispute. So
it appears that no one knows much more about it than bo'
J. L. Pierce Hasn't a Very High Idea
of the Klondike.
.1. L. Pierce, who loft Kaslo last August, for thc Klondike, has returned and apparently has enough of it. Ho
and Billy Perdue loft Dawson City with a dog train Fob.
7th, and arrived at Skagaway March 1st, being 22 days on
the trail. The weather was very cold for the first 18 days,
the mercury ranging from 40 to 75 degrees bolow zero.
They carao down from Skagaway on the steamer Humboldt to Seattle. At Skagaway thoy met O. D. Garrison
and .Tim Wardner bound in. Mr. Pierce looks rather weather beaten, but says he feels first rate.
Uo estimates the gold output of the Yukon at from $10,-
000,000 to $15,000,000 this year. He says that the country
appears to be pretty well staked, and that it is undoubtedly
over-rated.   He would not advise any one to go in.
Tho very distinguished Irish ecclesiastic known the
world ovor as Father MacFaddon, tho Patriot Priest of
Gweodore, has consented to givo an interesting address to
tho citizen! of Kaslo in the Auditorium on Saturday at 8:30
p. m- Tho world renownod character of the speaker ought
to draw a vast attendance. Admission will be free, but a
collection will be taken up at tbo close of tho address for
tbo benefit of Father MacFadden's Mission.
Alderman George Whiteside uecompaniod President
C. II. Evans and Vico-Prosldent James Spoil's of tho Leviathan Co. over to the initio yesterday and Inspected tho
progress being made, The tunnol is now In ovor 100 feot
and It Is oxpocted that the ledge will bo tepped with another 40 feet, or in about a month's time. Specimens brought
back aro highly mineralized and boar a strong resemblance
to ore of the Rossland camp.
Chas. F. Caldwell returned from a trip to Rossland and
Spokane this week. In Rossland he was given a column
interview in the Times in which he put in some extra good
work for thc Slocan. He says that ho finds In Spokane a.
general disposition on the part of the moneyed men to invest In Slocan properties. Many have made thoir money
in the Kootenay and they are anxious to re-lnvest and prefer silver mineB,
Tbe Blttek Diamond mine at Ainsworth has resumed
operations under Siipt. T. M. Gibson's management and ii
rt.iortfO as paying well.        ,   .w   .      ,.,..'.'
Spring and Summer
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Outing Shirts, Night Shirts and the
Latest Styles in Collars and Cuffs.
These are Some of the Indications in Our Men's Furnishing Department.
Is also Complete in Every Detail as Usual.
H. Giegerich
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Best Quality of Boilod Oil
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Hamilton Byers, k|^%n
A Guaranteed Union Made Cigar.
Ask Your Dealer for It.
(Successors to F. E. Archer.)
Dealers in General Hardware,
Front Street, Kaslo, British Columbia.
Largest and . , Tlie	
BestEquipped    , '    ..,
Lumbering      (   Kootenay Lake
Saw Mill.
ln the
Interior of
A Full Line of Building Material Constantly on Hand.
Lumber Rough, 8i��ed,_DreB8ed,_Matched; Shingles, Laths, Doors, Windows, Mouldings. Brackets, Turned Work, Glaus, etc., etc.
On hand and to Order.   Agents in Nelson and Sandon.
Try a Good Smoke
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Cigars by the Box a Speolalty
Holland Bros Kaslo
S. Davis & Sons.   , Montreal
J. Bruce Pain Oranby
W. R. Webster & Co Sherbrook
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"m Geo. E. Tuckett & Son Hamilton
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Lamont & Young,
Books, Stationery and Wallpaper,  ���   -   -   -  Kaslo, B. C.
If you aro "Out of Sight" have your
oyos tested by O. Strathoarn, the Optician, opposite postofflce. *
Mrs. Is D. Holland and two of her
children started on a visit oast this
week. They go from hero to Logonier,
Indiana, thenco to Chicago, thenco to
Bloomington, Illinois, and may visit
friends iu Erie, Pennsylvania, before
their return which will bo several
months. Mr. Holland accompanied
them as far as Robson. Ho also made
a businoss trip to Ymir and Erie aud
ports both those towns looking up, especially Ymir.. The development of
mines near by is the cause in both
Every one is invited to visit the
steam Laundry. See whore and how
jt/e do tho work, and get our new price
Best place to buy a watch, O. Stra-
It is said that sovoral superfluous actors from the Comiquo theater, this
city, are about to start a similar institution in Sandon.
Milwaukee Beer Hall. The place
whore you get your money's worth. *
Why send your washing to a Chinaman when white men will do it better
and cheaper? Try the Steam Laundry
and be convinced.
R. E. A. Mueller, manager of tho
Kaslo, Brewing Co.. has returned from
a business trip to Spokane. He reports times quiet there, but says he
hears that Seattle is now claiming 100,-
000 population.
Kaslo Brewing company's bottled
boer delivered to any part of the city
(or $2 per dozen.
Eyesight tested free by O.Strathearn,
Jeweler and Optician, opposite post-
Born, on tho 10th inst., to the wife of
S. McEachren, a sou. His hoalth was
quaffed in large beakers at Fletcher's
corner, and Stuart paid tho freight.
At the Milwaukoe Beer Ha you
may always find good minors, mechanics and laborers.
Remember the Steam Laundry has
cut prices. Everybody can afford to
have work done thero now.
Archie Fletcher is arranging to have
one of the prettiest front yards in town.
A handsome fountain Is the latest addition to it.
See Walker, the Tailor, for well fitting suits of tho best material, at most
reasonable prices; 4th street, Kaslo,
B.C. *
Mllwaukeo Boor Hall. For tho big
gost schooner of beer with tho foam
on tho bottom.   Ask for lt. *
Tho bachelor's social at tho Methodist church last Tuesday, passed off
vory pleasantly.
Suite of 11 good rooms to rent cheap
socond story, southwest comer of Third
and Front.   Apply in store below.  *
Milwaukee Beer Hall. Three bottles of beer 50c. *
Mrs. C. E. Doty and daughter Beryl
loft for San Francisco, California, last
Some bargains In silver plate atO.
Strathearn's. *
For lack of a quorum Wednesday.the
city council adjourned until this afternoon at 4 o'clock.
Milwaukee Beer Hall, comer Fron$
and Third streets, Kaslo, B. C. Free
lunch day and night. Excellent refreshments of home products. *
Read the News and keep posted.
Tbe wearing of the green was large-
observed yesterday.
For Slater Shoes���best in the market���see Burdick & King. *
A meeting of the council of the
board of trade is called for 4 o'clock
this afternoon at tho council chambers.
Milwaukee Beer Hall. If you leave
your orders for keg >and bottled beer,
it will be delivered free of charge.  *
The beer, ale and porter of the Kaslo
Brewing company are pure and wholesome. All these beverages are manufactured at home. *
E. E. Coy returned from a trip to the
coast Tuesday. He talks of starting
back to the Klondike about the 1st of
For best rooms at lowest rates, go to
the Colonial house, opposite the P.O. *
The Steam Laundry is tho place to
have your work done right at a fair
price. *
The Steam Laundry under uew
management. Call and see them. Only first class work and the price is only
commensurate with living wages.   *
When Polonlus advised his son,"costly thy habit as thy purse can buy but
not expressed in fancy," ho hail direct
reference to Walker, tho Tailor. But
times have changed and good stylish
suits may now be had at Walker's at no
great cost. *
The finest and most complete tost
case in the country for discovering defects of vision is used by .O.Strathearn,
the Kaslo Jowoler and Optician, opposite postofflce. *
Mr. D. M. Linnanl, manager of tho
Rossland Syndicate, and now in London, England, has decided to abandon
the real estato department of his business and devote himself entirely to
The St. Pancras hotel, orectod last
summer, containing 40 rooms and litted
with all modern improvements, must,
therefore bo sold beforo April 1st.
As to tho condition of the building,
Mr. Wm. Goodwin, the city building
inspector, will givo thc required information. For prices and terms
The Rossland Syndicate, Ltd. Lia.,
Rossland, B. O.
V. E. Archer Hclln His Hardwnro Store to
Hill *  ll.iieilte.il.
Alderman F. E. Archer this week
disposed of his hardware business to
Dill & Hamilton.
A. J. Dill is well known, through
having been associated in business
with J. B. Wilson. George Hamilton
has been connected with Archer &
Co.'s plumbing and tinsmithing department for the past year and a half.
The boyB will doubtless do a good
business an<l will merit the patronage
of tho community. Alderman Archer
will devote his attention to his real
estato and building interests.
Tim KiiHlti Traunfor Company Branch Inn
Out i:\teiisivt ly.
Since L. Hanna has bought in with
Lucas Bros, in the Kaslo Transfer Co.
that firm is branching out extonsivoly.
Besides doing a general express-transfer business, they deal In ice.wood.hay,
oats and feed, and. get gardens ready
for seeding. Read their new ad elsewhere.	
A Big Towing Contract.
Capt. Kano of the steamer Haly's
who arrived Sunday morning from
Bonnor's Forry with a boom of 400,000
foot of logs for tho Buchanan saw mill,
reports that he has contracts for the
dollvery of 4,800,000 feet more for various partios on the lako, a contract
whloh will take hlm several weeks to
C'oinfortiihly FOrnl.hcd  Room).
For comfortably furnished rooms by
the' day, woek op month. Apply to
Mrs. Thompson, ou A- avenue, near
Third street, two doors west of Green
Bros' store, upstairs.
For Bargain* In Groceries,
Go to J. B. Wilson's. He handles
all staple lines, as well as fine grades
like Chose e& Sanburn's coffees and
Lipton'sand Tetley's teas.
Furnishing Good* and Dry Goods at Cost.
Men's clothing, boots and shoes and
a line of staple dry goods at cost at J.
B. Wilson's, Front street, Kaslo.
Lead (Broker's.) Silver.
Saturday, Maroh 12  .1.80 64 1-4
Monday, March-14  3.80 54 1-2
Tuesday, March 18  3.50 55 1-8
Wednesday, March 18.... 3.50 55 1-4
Thursday, Match 17..... 3.56 54 1-8
Friday, March 18  3.50 56
Audaciousness of rnllcenscd Insurance Companies.
There has long been complaint
anions Canadian fire insurance agents
that business is being taken away from
them by the representatives of American companies that aro not licensed to
do business in tho Dominion. These
companies have not made the deposit at i
Ottawa that is required by law, and
yet they have men in Canada "pilfering" business, as ono agent in Vancou-:
ver said yesterday. In the Kootenay
this "pilfering" is marked. There is
one American company especially that
has no license to do business in tho
Dominion which is complained of. It
has agents in Spokane, who go into the
Kootenay and get good risks by quoting a lower rate than licensed companies. These agents are not local men,
and, as they live in a foreign town, it is
difficult to reach them through the
law. The Insurance and Finance
Chronicle of Montreal, referring to
this matter in its last issuo, says:
"The open defiance of the law of
Canada by a certain disreputable class
of American fire insurance companies
calls for more severe measures being
taken to suppress this evil. A case
was recently heard by Judge Dosnoy-
ers, presiding at the Special Sessions
in this city, which will serve to make
tho law better known to thc publio. It
is fully known to those companies, by
whom tho law of Canada is audaciously
set at naught. The case was reported
as follows: William Labrecque was
fined $2;") and costs for delivering fire
insurance policies of an unlicensed insurance company. It appears that Labrecque represented an American insurance company, which had not made
a deposit with the Canadian Government in order to be allowed to carry on
such a business in Canada. The charge
was preferred by Mr. Harris Cohen,
who had taken out a ]K)licy for $1,200.
If Mr. Cohen's premises had been
burned, the policy was of questionable
value, as the company had not a license for Canada. Tho judge said it
was a very serious case, but as ths accused had apparently acted in good
faith, he would reduce the fino. After
this public warning, there .will no
longer be any excuse for this class of
law-breakers, aud wo shall expect the
full penalty to bo imposed. Tlie judge
said 'it was a serious case.' It is certainly very serious for foreigners to be
setting the law of Canada at defiance.
It is also very serious for some of our
citizens to be running tlie risk of being
unable to collect thoir insuranco in the
eyeut of a fire. Tho old saying, 'Penny
wise and pound foolish,' applies with
espocial force to a mau who, in order
to save a few cents in the cost of his
tiro insurance, buys a policy which is
absolutely worthless -except as an exhibit of foolishness and a warning to
others."���Vancouver News-Advertiser.
General Express and
Transfer Business...
!DeaIers in-��
Wood, '
and Feed !
Special Facilities for moving���
Gardens Plowed, Manured and Made
L. HANNA, Mangr.
Telephone No. 9. Front St. Kaslo, B.C.
/COURTS OF ASSIZE ami Nt��l Prlus.and Oyer
\J and Terminer and General Gaol Delivery,
will be holden at the places and on the dates
following, vit :���
City of Nelson, on Monday, lhn 20th day ot
June, 1898.
Town of Donald, on Monday, the 27th day of
June, 1898.
By Command.
Provincial Secretary.
Provincial Secretary's Offloe,
8th March, 1898.
A Large Stock of
Boots and Shoes,
From Best Canadian and American
Makers.   Prices to Suit the Times.
. Hen's Furnishings .
Are Also Fully Represented.
All the Lines of Staple and Fancy Groceries
are up to the Mark with Us, as usual	
Corner A Avenue and Third Street, Kaslo, B. C.
All Kinds of Fresh and Cured Meats.
Spring Is Almost Here.
Ask STEPHENSON for a bottle of Compound Sarsaparilla.    There is nothing
better for a Spring Medicine'or Blood Puriffer.
E. F, STEPHENSON  The Kaslo Druggist,
Front Street, Kaslo, British Columbia.
It is possible to be too diligent in business and too persistent in advertising. An English paper tells of a lithographing establishment in Manchester which recently received from a London customer a circular note announcing
the death of tho head of the firm. It, was given to a clerk
with instructions to write a letter of condolence in reply,
and this is what he produced: "Wo are greatly pained to
learn of the loss sustained by your tirm and extend to you
our heartfelt sympathy. We notice that tho circular you
sent us announcing the death of the head of your firm is
lithographed by a London firm. We regret that you did
not see it in your way to intrust us with the work. The
next time there is a bereavement in your house we shall be
glad to quoto you for lithographed circulars, and are confident that we can give you hotter work at less cost than
anybody else In the businoss."
More advertisements aro printed today than ever before In tho world's history. Not many years ago the "ad"
copy wa.s prepared in haste, the work being considered a
disagreeable task, to be dispatched and over with as soon
as possible. Today the merchant that advertises���and all
successful ones do���seeks to put up in form and matter an
advertisement attractive in appearance and entertaining In
contents. The pains, tho taste, the originality, the different designs, the interesting matter, and always and mainly
the bargains and novelties given and described, mako the
modern ad ono of the most attractive, ontortainlng and valuable features of ovary well regulated newspaper, and
which In every persistent instanco uecoiucs a thing of beauty and a joy of succeeding days. This is tho age of the ad,
one of the positive proofs that this is an age of progress.
Loungers on the boulevards have been treated to a novel spectacle, which has created no little amusement. As
they wore strolling about, looking into the shop windows,
several individuals attired in frock coats and Ull hats.mak-
ing their appearance on the scene, went up to any of them
and bowing profoundly stood before them for several moments with bent and bare heads, and then departed without uttering a word. The fair ones were at first startled,
then smiled, and gazed intently on the men who had thus
politely and respectfully saluted them. What did it all
mean, the men began to ask, for they had not been favored
in a similar manner. A little dodging behind a group of
women to whom one of the mysterious promenaders was
paying his homage, led to a prompt solution of the enigma.
Each of the gallant cavaliers was wearing a wig specially
contrived for the occasion,and on the top of the head where
no hair was to be seen, were printed in large letters words
announcing the approaching opening of a place of amusement. Tho bare head was bent a .sufficiently long time to
allow the ladies thus honored to read this novel and original advertisement.���London TpLegraph.
rrfffs THK 01.n CLOCK.
Ancient    Kentucky    Timepiece    with
Which Unci* n (iriiessoinc Story.
Seven miles east ot Bardstown, Ky.,
In wlmt is known ns the Beech Grove
neighborhood, dwells Nathan Ooleraln,
a widower of advances, years, uud
his maiden sister,
wlin is now past
middle   life.     The
I'eilernin residence
is nn old-fashioned, unpretentious
Miss Patsy Col.
pi'iiin, or "Aunt
Patsy," us she is
familiarly known
to her neighbors
and friends, is a
woman of refinement, b ca r i n jf
traces of youthful
beauty, siie is
quiet and unobtrusive and has
not gone beyond the pale of her own
yard for over thirty years. There is a
tragic history connected with her e��-
trangement from the world.
ln the spacious hull of the Colerain
Homestead stands a clock, an old-fashioned affair of tlie "grandfather" species. This timepiece is over a cenlfry
eld and is a quaint-looking object. The
pendulum lias lieen motionless and the
elaborately curved brass hands have
never moved siuce a fateful night In
the year 18l>4.
Miss Colerain was engaged to Beuben
Morehead, a young Keutueklnn who in
April, 18114. wore the blue uniform.
Being in the vicinity of his sweetheart's house Morehead stole across
the "debatable land" to visit her. lt
was a rainy night and while the lovers
were together a hand of guerillas,
headed by the notorious Mtinday, came
up and surrouuded Ihe house. At the
lirst alarm Morehead opened the door
nf the clock ease and squeezed in. But
he left his hat and gloves in the room
and these telltales were seen. The
iriterrlllas hunted high and low.   Final-
ly one of them opened the cluck door
and Morehead was discovered. They
shot him to death. Since then tlie clock
lias marked the hour of his murder.
How the Patient Animal Im Utilized in
I.onely Places.
Of the more or less imtlve horse of
ihe prairie, the hoi**.' of the fields, the
patient creature wilh its foul, tender
iliuI even compassionate, and the modem horse of clvlli_at,ion, one of tbe best
records la to lie found In the collection
of drawings by Frederic Hswulngton.
Away in the wlklx Of Arizona or Idaho
or Wyoming, Remington carried the
pencil of a magician, and brought back
record* of the keenest personal value.
To turn hia pages 1�� to live a life amid
the Immense w>litudet< of the prairie*,
where the horse, Ul all his sturdiiiesH.
his muscular strength, iuul his elasticity of step, seems to be something of
an aboriginal. The picture of u "squaw
home" accompany ing thla article la a
copy of one of the Remington muster
pfeces, snd needs no verbal explanation.      	
Sea Water.
On a bright, sunny day vtmltoTs are
often puzzled at the numerous colors
visible on the surf aw of the sea. There
will, perhaps, be some four or five
streaks of green, blue, .yellow, black
and so forth,, making the water appear
as though it were painted In color-
strtpeei of mathematical precision.
To the Initiated these several stripes
have tb<?ir meaning. They are nearly
��U produced by the character of the
ocean bed, and, ns a rule, are only seen
in close proximity to land.
If you see a deep blue or green patch,
you may label It deep water, the blue
usually being deeper than the green. A
yellowish tint signifies a sandy bottom,
and, If it is very pronounced, Indicates
a shoal or sandbar.
Black Indicates rocks, although seaweed or cloud shadows will sometimes
produce a similar effect.
On the east coast lt is no uncommon
thing to see a patch of   bright   red,
where the sun has reflected tbe color of
tbe deep brown sand on the surface.
I Where the bottom la muoVtv.  ���� n"
the Essex const, n streak of uriplit silver-gray is of I en seen.
.Many people who can nut claim intimacy with the sen imagine these colors
are In the sea water Itself, whereas its
Intrinsic lint is bluish-green.���Answers,
Summary of Railway-Steamer Time
Cards from Kaslo.
Kaslo & Slocan Hy.
Bronze Tablet Affixed to the Historic
House at Hiinvera, Mass.
To remember Israel Putnam a bronze
tablet has been placed on n corner of
the house in which he was bom iu l>nlivers.   .Mass..   the  dedication    exorcises
having lieen held by General Putnam
Chapter, D. A. K., under whose direction the tablet was pm iii place.
Owing to the season the outdoor exercises were as brief as possible, but
those held ill the town hall of Darners
were most elaborate.   The members of
Cody, etc., Kaslo & Slocan Railway trains
leave  Kaslo dally at 8 a.  in.;  returning,
i arrive at Kaslo 3:50 p. m.
I Rosebery and Nakusp, lake; K. & S.  Ry.
! from Kaslo to Sandon, and thence Nak-
i usp & Slocan Railway, leaving Sandon
dally at 7:45 a. m.; returning, arrive da,lj
at Sandon at 4:Be ���.  m.
I Victoria an-  other  main  line points on
C.  P. R.,   boat from Nakusp to  Arrowhead,  cars  to Revelstoke,  thence connect with east and west bound trains.
j    FOR     S1DVERTON.    SLOCAN    CITY, '
etc., take Steamer Slocan on Slocan .lake.
Bonneting with Nakusp & Slocan Ry. at !
land and Grand Forks, take the Steamer
International from Kaslo dally at 5:45 a.
m., except Sunday, making connections at
Five Mile Point, near Nelson, with Nelson & Fort Sheppard Ry., then to North-
port. From Northport to Spokane con- j
tinue the railway, known south of
Northport as the Spokane Falls & North-
ern.^arriving  at  Spokane  at  6:40 p.   ni. ,
Trains  Run
on Pacific Standard Time.
doing west.
liaily.               doing KaM
 Kaslo Arv. '.i:!*> p. in
8:1X1 a. in. l.v
��:mih. in. i.v.
.. .South Fork.     Arv. 8:18 p. tn
9:861. ni. I.t.
��� Spronle'R Arv. 2:16 p. in
9:51 a.m. I.t
Whitewater Arv. 2:00 p. m
10:03 a, m. l.v.
Hem Lake Arv. 1:48 p. m
10:18 a. iii. Lv.
. ...Mrlinigan Arv. 1:88 p. m
10:88 a. m. I.v.
Cody Junction.. Arv. 1:1'. p. m
10:50a. in. Ar.
 Sandon I.v.   1:00 tp. ni
dKO. t. COI'KI.ANli,
J,                         Superintendent.
ii.V.ii. 1".
ion and Trading Co., Ltd.
The Cheapest, most Comfortable  ana
direct route from Kaslo
All  points in Canada and the United
The only line running through Tour-
: ist cars to Toronto, Montreal and Boa-
I ton. Through Tourist cars to St. Paul
I dailv.
the local chapter of the D. A. It. were
assisted by a number of prominent
members of the order from oilier cities,
among whom was Mrs. Donald Mc-
lse'iin. of New York.
The Inscription on the tablet is in
large raised letters. Ihe Whole surrounded by a heavy border,   lt reads:
* Here Was Horn *
* Jan. 7, I71S. ���
* Erected by the *
* Qen. Israel Putnam I'liapler.    *
* Daughters of the American    *
* Revolution, *
* 1K.17. ���
(Ieneral Putnam was born in Dan*
vers, .Inn. 7, 1718, iu the house now
standing, which has been enlarged several limes, and is still in an excellent
state of preservation. The original
structure was erected in 1641, and It
was In a chamber of this section thnt
Putnam was born.
The llrst proprietor of Ihe house was
Thomas Putnam, grandfather of (5en.
Israel Piiiiiiim. Thomas Putnam's second wife was Mary Veren. widow of
Nathaniel Veren. a wealthy merchant
Of Salem. Their only child was Joseph,
who inherited the homestead.
Joseph married Elizabeth Porter,
daughter of Israel and Elizabeth (Hsi-
thorni'i Porter, From this marriage
sprang the famous soldier.
i Or~fiir_SpokHiie~tnki~ I. N. & T, Co.'s
steamer Alberta from Keeslei to Bonner's
Perry, Tuesdays and Saturdays at 5 p.
in.   and   connect   at   Bonner's   Ferry   with
j Great Northern trains to Spokane, arriving  at  2:46  the  following  day.
For Rossland change at Northport to
thc Red Mountain Ry., arriving at Rossland at 3:10 p. m. Or, Rossland may be
reached from Nelson via Columbia et
Kootenay Ry. to Robson, thence- by river
steamer to Trail, thence by Columbia &
Western Ry. to Rossland. Or, Rossland
may be reached via Nakusp and Trail by
i daily steamers down the Arrow lakes and
; Columbia river.
1 For Grand Forks and Boundary Cros>k
points, tako S. F. A N. Ry. from North-
port to Bossburg or Marcus, thence by
stage across  reservation.
son, etc., I. N. & T. Co.'s Steamer International leaves Kaslo dally, except Sunday, at 5:45 a. m.: returning, loaves "Nelson
at 5 p. m., arriving at Kuslo about 8:^0 p.
, C. P. R. Co.'s Steamer Kokanee leaves
Kaslo elaily, except Bunday, al 7:80 ��. m.,
arriving at Nelson at 11 a. m.; returning,
leaves Nelson at 4 p. m.. arriving at Kaslo at 7:30 p.  in.
I etc.. take steamer Kokanee Monday.
j Wednesday and Friday ut 7:30 a. m.. or I.
i N. A T. Co.'s steamer Alberta Tuesday
and Saturday at t p. m.; thence by stage
I to Fori  Steele Wednesday and Saturday.
From   IvitKlet   to   ttnrroniultnir    llnsl-
iiessH Points.
W15J8T (.Ul NORTH,
*          Mllese.
Whitewater   1?
A primitive notion existed among the
Romans und other races thai u bridge
was an offence and injury 10 the river
god. as it saved (M'Ople from being
drowned while fording or swimming
across, and robbed tlie deity of a certain number of victims Which were his
due. Kor many centuries in ltonie propitiatory offerings of human victims
were made every year to tlie Tiber;
men and women were drowned by being bound and Hung from the Wooden
Siibllcinn bridge, wlilch, till nearly the
end ofthe Republican period, was the
one and only bridge across the Tiber in
Ite'nr Isiikt;
Sandon (8 boilra).
Three Forks' 	
> New Denver 	
Blocan ('Ity 	
. Argenta  	
Duncan e'liy	
Halcyon Hot Bpr'
Ainsworth  \l
Itailliig tor Them.
So long ago us 1625 a sporting parson
existed, and one who thought that religion could he made more popular by
a little excitement; to this end he established ll raffle for six Ribles each
year. The clergy man who was so far
eccentric, left iu his will a sufficient
sum of money for tlie yearly purchase
of Testaments to lie won by dice. Only
a few. days ago the ancient ceremony
was carried through, and twelve children threw dice, six of whom mn thu
chunce of winning a Bible. A vicar, n
curate and I wo church wardens watched over the proceedings.
. '211 Pilot  May    211
. 23 llulfemr   u3
. SO Sanen    8K
. 81 Nelson el hours)  42
. W Ymir   Ull
. 38 Hol.KOn  71)
. 41 Trail  no
. 4KJNorthpiirt (7 hrn),...10S
. M Ronluid lie) hours)..MO
..70 lloBHtiurg    122
. IKIMureun  130
��� W (trend Storks   Hiel
��� BfiOrcenwooA  ly2
- 85|Anaconda  urn
-Id'e'llnunelnry   200
Laurie  IW Midway    201
Thompsons Landing.m Bpokane (1! bourn..2:12
I Trout leak* City 1%'Kuskononk     ...45
Ferguson womoat Riven m
1 Revelstoke (31 hrs)..llU Badllngton Hiykertnl 77
Vernon  223 port flilt   78
1 Pentloton   Sift'Lucas   108
| Kamloopa  Ml llnnnera Kerry (13 11)110
Alhdrott   30S|Moyle City 110
i I.yttoll    :'���������''. Ssveslexeie 136
Yale  IO'j Vartlner, n. C 140
I New   Westminster...r��03|Cranlers>uk  IW
.Vancouver   (01  hr8),,i511 Fort Steele 160
I Victoria (59 hr��)*....6M|C��nal Flats  ..210
! Seattle (2* hours)....r>M>|(lnlelen   810
I Tacoma (U houn)..6201 Wlndirtnera 240
! I'..i-l la ml  (48 hours).. 61.2 Banff    S14
'     ��Vla  (.'.   P.   11.
Raw Fur Notice.
1, the undersigned, representing JO-
I SHI'H I'LLMAN. of St. Paul, New York
1 and London, Kngland. wish to Inform my
j friends and the publli' generally that 1
1 do not Intend lo travel as heretofore.
(Those favoring me  wilh shipments of
Steamer* "International" and " Alberta" on
Kootenay Lake aud Kiver.
In effect 15th of March, 1898. Subject to
change without notice.
I   leaves Kaslo for Nelson and way pulnts.ilally
except Sunday,5:45a.m. Arrive Northport 12:6H
p. m. ���   Kossland, 2:.V,Jp. in., Spokane, 0:40 p. m.
I    I-save Nelson lor Kaslo and way point*, dally
j exeept Sunday, 4:45 p.m. leaving Spokane 8 a.
in.; Rosulund   lj:45 a. tn., Northport, 1:00 p. m.
Five Mile Point connection wltb all Patno-
I ger Trains of N. et K. S.  Kailroad to and from
Northpeirt,   liossleinil   and    Spokane.   Tie'kets
Bold and baggage checked to all United States
Li uves Kaslo for Kuskonook and wuy-
; points and for Bonner's Ferry, lelaho,
Ievery Tuesday and Saturday at 5 p. m..
Arriving at Kuskonook at 10 p. m. and
ml Bonner's Ferry at S a. m. following
day. Returning leaves Bonner's Ferry
every Wednesday and Sunday at 2 p. m..
arriving at Kuskonook at 8 p. m. and at
.Kaslo at 1 a. m. following day.
, llonner's Ferry connection wilh all pas-
Isenger trains of Great Northern railway.
I arriving west and at Spokane H:45 p. m..
lor leaving llonner's Ferry for eastward
1 points at 1:15 p.  m.
Meals and berths not Included.
Passengers on SS. International from
Nelson. Spokane, etc., for points on Kootenay lake south of Pilot Bay, will connect nt that point with the SS. Alberta.
Passengers for Nelson via SS. Alberta,
from points south of Pilot Bay, can, by
arrangement with purser, have stop-over
at Pilot Bay or Ainsworth, or connect
with   SS.   International  at  Kaslo.
The company's steamers connect Kootenay Luke and Slocan points with all
points In the United State's and Canada,
by way of Spokane and Kootenay river.
Tickets sold and baggage checked to
all points by pursers on steamers or at
our  office. G.   ALEXANDER,
General Manager.
P.   O.   Box   122.   Kuslo.   B.   C.
Spokane Falls & Northern
Nelson & Fort Sheppard
Red Mountain R'ys. i
Magnificent Sleepers and Dining Cars on All Trains.
Travel by  this line and have your baggage checked through to destinations
Daily connection from Kaslo every  day
excepting Bunday, at 7 :30 a. in.
Kor Kuskonook and lake points, Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
For full  information  call on or adelress
Freight and Pass, agent, Kaslo, B. C.
���OR TO���
Traveling Pass, agent, Nelson, B. C.
District Pass   agent, Vancouver.
shorten! and quickest route to ihe (Vur
d'Alene mines, I'slouse, Lewiston, Walla Walls,
liaker (,'lty mines, Portland, San Kraneiseei.
(.'ripple (reek gold mines snd til points Bait
and South. Only Hue Kust via Salt Lako suti
snd Denver. Stesnicr tii'kets to Europe sort
other foreign e'ountries.
Ocean steamers leave Portland even-
four days for San P ranc.isco.
Leave;     Spoksne. Time Schedule Arrive
5:00 |Fast Mail���Walla Walls. Port- ?:4.>
p. in. land, Sun Friiniise'o, liaker a.m.
Dally 'city ami the Kust i Dailv
New Kailroad Pollojr.
There was a collision on thu Danish
stale railroad near Oo|M>nhugen some
time ago iu which forty persons were
billed and seveuty wounded. The railroad at once admitted that It waa to
blame, and Instead of fighting cla-ins
for damages, haa appointed a committee to settle with the claimants what
will be fair eompenaaition, so oa to
avoid having thc claims brought into
the courts.
Ijong and Sbort.
Birds with long legs always have
abort lulls. Vfliters on the flight of
birds have shown rhat the only use of
a bird's tail ls to serve aa a rudder during the act of flight. When birds nr.��
provided with long legs, these are
sttetehed directly behind when the bird
Is flying and so act as a sort of rudder.
Koran'* Arabic.
The Arabic used ln the Koran differs
as much from tbe Arabic used ln ordinary conversation In tlie east as tbe
Latin differs from the Italian. The
Koran Arabic Is that of the literary
clasaes, the colloquial Arabic thet of
tbe common people.
When a man for any reason ie unable
to attend a show, be usually aays lt la
not good.
can   ri'ly   on   fair   treatment   and   prompt
returns assured.   Write for price list.
O. W. BALDWIN, Winnipeg. Man.
Best in every line.   A stock of fancy
groceries is soon to be added
to our stock.
Front st. opp. Kaslo Hotel, Kaslo, B. C.
and Real Estate
The only all rail route without
change of cars between Nelson and
Rossland and Spokane and Rossland.  si*  j*
I*ave ��:-0 sm Nelson.
l��ave 11M sin Kossland
l.ume h .ai.ni
Arrlv* (1:00 pa
liuiNiHiiii      .Arrlve '2:.V, pm
Sjxekan* Arrive Is:40 pin
8:00 Local Mail-Ceeiir d'Alenes, 6:40
a.m. jKarmiiigton, (iarlleld, Collax,! p. in.
Dully   I'ullmun and Meese'ow. ! liallv
For through tickets and Inrther inlormatioii
apply to JAS. WAIIGH,
Agent International Navigation and Trading
Company. Kuslo.
Or at (>   K. 4 N. ComMnr'l olllce, :sl Klver-
siile aveuiee. Spokane, Wash.
H. M.
(ieneral Agent.
Correspondence solicited.
Address, KASl.O, B. C.
Passengers for Kettle river and
Boundary creek connect at
Marcus with Stage Daily.
Inland Navigation
and Trading Co.,
Steamer Halys,
Capt. w. J. Kane,
Does .lobbing Trade on Kootenay Lake.
Fen- passenger or might transportation apply
oa board.
The surveyor's chain
made it the-shortest
transcontinental route.
It is the most modern ln equipment.
It Is the heaviest rolled line.
It has a rock-ballast roadbed.
It crosses no sand deserts.
It was built without land grant or government aid.
It Is noted for the courtesy ot Its employes.
It is the only line nerving meals on the
la carte plan.
Kootenay Conner'Inn at Bonner's Kerry Ida.
Sunday and Wednesday.
Eastward ������������  7.00 a. m
Westward ..v, p, m
For maps, tickets and complete Information call on or address International
Navigation & Trading Company agents,
K. A 8. railway agents, or
C. Q. DIXON, General Agent.
Bpokane, Wash.
F. 1. WHITNEY, O. P. A T. />.,
Bt. Paul, Minn.
Or.... w. ii. iiiiti.itricr.
(lenersl Passenger Agent. Portland, (ire.
The Fast Line.
Superior Service.
Through tickets to all points In the
United States and Canada.
Direct Coaaeetlon with tbe Spokane
Falls ana Northern Railway.
No. 1 west   3:00 p. m.
No. 2east    ,    7:00a.m.
Tickets to Japan ahd China via Tacoma
and Northern Paclflc Steamship Company.
For Information, time cards, maps and
tickets, apply to agents of the Bpokane
Fulls A Northern and Its connections,
or to
Oeneral   Agent. Sitnkanr.
Am��t. flea. Paaa. A��ct..
Xo. ilBB Morrison  St.,
Portland,  Oregon.
Write for map of Kootenay country. THE LITTLE PICKANINNY.
The J mice Knew How It Waa and Bo*
IviiMed Juke.
There vvhh nn unusual scene in til*
ltecurder'x court the other day.   A no-
>cru mini was hefore Ilu luir on a charge
of drunkenness.    Judge Calhoun, who i
haa a wouderful memory lu such mat- :
tars, recognized nn old offender In tho |
"Jake," snid lie, "this Is the third
time you've been here this year."
The  negro  scratched   his   betid   and !
���.bitted  bis hat  from one baud to the
"Yasser, dnt's so; 11 sb' ts. But deni
ar yuther times is done gone by, and
dish yere time���well, sub, dish yere
time is bran' new."
"Well, you were drunk each time,"
remarked the Judge, frowning.
"Yasser, I sho' wuz. I speck I had de
name oi' wabble, but de' easlou wuz
bran" new."
"It's always some excuse," said the j
Judge, "but I want you to understand j
that I'm tired of seeing you here ou a
charge of driinkeness."
"Well, suh "
"No. 1 don't want to hear your excuses. It's drunk, drunk, drunk, until
even the stockade is tired of you."
"But, jedge,'1 protested the negro,
looking around uneasily und lowering
tils voice, "de 'seuse what I got now
nlu't so mighty big. but It look Ilka
ter nie dat It's a mighty good one."
"Well, out with it."
i   "Hit's des a baby, Jedge."
i  "A what?"
"Des a little baby, sub."
"Well, what has that got to do with
!t V" asked the Judge, his maimer show-
lug no little curiosity.
"Hit's at my house, suh. leaser!
lilt's diir right now. an' I bet you ef
'taint sleep it's a-hollerin'." Uncertain
us his position was, the negro chuckled.
The Judge regarded the darkey with
a relenting eye. playing with a slip
of paper on his desk.
"Well, what of ItV" His judicial indignation had disappeared.
"Well, suh, hit was dis away: De
las' time I went out er dish yer place,
1 say ter myself 1 ain't gwlne fetch
��o more dram, 'kase I done fouu' out
dat 'taln't mo'u a half hour frum de
iiiouf er de bottle ter de rock pile. 1
made up my mlu' on dat. an' I hell it
dar 'twel las' night. Well, suh. when
1 got home fum work, dey wuz a nig-
Ker 'onian dar, hustlin' 'round. 'Hello,
here! what kinder (loin's Is dlsV 1
ain't no mo'u got de words out'u my
mouf fo' I hear stinp'u blatln' un' de
klvver like a teeny nanny goat. An'
de nigger 'oinau she up uu' 'low, 'you
got a baby. If you but know'd It.'
"Well, suh, dey sorter tu'u down de
counterpln', an' dar he wus. den el
iiatchul M you please. He wunk at
me a time er two, an' den he 'gun ter
Mate. I start ter pick 'Im up. suh,
beln' es he wuz de fust an' de onliest.
but dar ar nigger 'omau, she des shove
tue 'round, an" say 1 better go on 'bout
my business."
Here the Judge took off his glasses
aud rubbed them carefully, leaued his
elbow on the code, and rested his head
on his band. There was almost a smile
on his face ns he asked:
"And what did you do then, Jake?"
The negro scratched his head and
laughed sheepishly. "Well, suh. dar I
wus, a grown man wld a baby and
can't put his ban's on It. I had mighty
(liiare feelln's. I want to go tn dar.
nn' der I skeered her. I know'd I
wanted ter do sumpln' but 1 duuncr
know what." I feel so good, I suy I'll
des take one dram In eommenbuuee er
de baby. Well, suh, I tuck It, nn' ef
you don't know de res', de pleecemnu
dar kin tell you."
The Judge cleared his throat and
tried to frown, but the frown was a
failure. \ ��� .-
"Jake." he said, "you oan go [this
time. Your excuse Is uot a good o*ie,
but I think I know how you fel*." I
have n tioy at my house--s line one."
"I bona' 'tis, suh!' exclaimed Jake.
"The finest boy on my side of town;
lt is admitted by everybody, t know
what your temptations were. 1 resisted, and you didn't. Oo and behave
yourself. Call the next esse!"���Atlanta Constitution.
Ice Balling on Bkatoa.
Balling on skates Is very popular In
some localities. The skater crosses
two sticks, binds them and covers them
with csavss, making the whole about
six feet by one or two In extent. He
places this sail against his back and
runs his arms through the sticks so as
to hold It. With a good wind he can
go twenty miles an hour over smooth
Ice, and he can tack and beat against
the wind. Just as ln sailing a boat. It
Is very exciting, but It requires some
daring to start In, as the rapidity of
the skater Is apt to terrify the man
who has never tried It. In skating with
the wind one's eyes water, but one can
see quite well enough to avoid holes.
There would he little chance of being
saved If you did blow ln. However, It
Is an easy thing to blow across a thrce-
foot hole In going at a high rate of
speed. It Is very exciting sport, and
���very little practice Is required���though
It demands comparatively smooth lee
for good skating. If an obstruction la
met your fall ls pretty hard.
After a woman becomes a widow, she
(begins to say a great deal about her
extreme vouthfulneaa when she mar>
Society Fad!
Chilli ron,
Kxae'i Size.
Made to order, from any kind eel photograph,
; a heaii'ltul souvenir;   useful, eltiraUl.,
Fasten* like a brooch:  nn artls le elegant '���
Inexpensive.   Send any size or kind of
fihoto with name or address plainly written on back, which will be returned
o you unharmed or disfigured in any manner.
Large size, like cut, (Ine for Knots., Three far #1 .OO, In "'eiillug ei  UK, rolled
gold enameled brooch.   Small slue, line for %r, ents., Three
for SO ets.    Hand paiuted 11.1 cts. eaoh extra.
Owing to the special low price we are making, to Introduce these goods, we most Invariably
have Cask With Ohukii    Vie solicit correspondence.   Send stamp for highly Illustrated catalogue; a work of srt.   Salesladies ami Salesmen wanted, fl-VlKi per week ami expenses.   So ex-
perienee necessary.    OUB Gl'ARANTKK: If goods ure nol flatlsfacteiiv. money will lie refunded, or now jihotoe furnished.   Kstimate.H furnished from one deizen to line million.
L. P. DAVIS CO., Dept. E, Chicago., Illinois.
With u piece of string nnd u little sunel
und grease some Hindoo convicts recently sawed through an iron bur two inches
ill diameter in five liouts uud escaped
from jail.
OF    Ull'KSK.
We all know what toothache Is, with the
nagging, Jumping, throbbing of. a single
nerve ln a single tooth. Now when we
come to reflect that a system of nerves
concentrated In some part of the body are
all aching at once, wilh their throbs and
pulsations ot pain, we know what the
worst form of neuralgia Is. It is very
1'Oinmon, very violent, simply because lt
Is, very often, like toothache, allowed to
take Its own course. Now it Is known as
u fact that when St. Jacob's Oil ls used
on the parts ulTcct.d. wl'.h patient application, the pain will succumb und relief will
certainly follow. This Is true of acute or
chronic cases, founded upon tie* testimony of many who have been cured of
the worst form.
A hundred years a^o native oysters
were sold in Knglaad at the price of a
penny for five.
We are asserting in the courts our nglit to tin
exclusive use of the worel ' CArsTOKiA," and
"PITCHER'SCASTORIA," as ourTniele Mark.
I, Dr. Samuel Pitcher, of Ilyannis, Massachusetts,
waa the originator of " PITCHER'S CArt l'( >RIA,"
the same that has borne and does no* Iseur th,
facsimile signature of CHAS. H. FLETCHER on
every wrapper. This is the original " PITCHER'S
CASTORIA" which has been us��l in the homes
of the mothers of America for over thirty years.
Look Carefully at the wrapper and see that it is
the kind you have always bought, and bus the
signature of CHAS. II. FLETCHER su the
wrapper. No one has authority from me to use
my name except The Centaur Company of which
Chas. H. Fletcher is President.
March 8, .-Say. SAMUEL I'lTCHER. M.U
The name "yokel," which we apply to |
un awkward rustic, signified formerly one I
who voked oxen and other animals. |
Another phase of the cigarette smoking i
evil is attracting the attention .of Cincinnati physicians in the case of Joseph Savage. 19 years old, in one of the city he.s-
pitals. Through smoking 40 cigarettes
u day he contracted un ulcer which destroyed the membrane behind the palate
iu his throat, and he now exhales smoke
ftom his ears us well us from his nostrils.
A London dispatch, commenting on the
enormous increase in the number of women smokers iu England, quotes from the
London Telegraph us follows: "The grout
middle class is smoking as unconstralned-
ly as the aristocracy, and the working
womnn is fust fallowing. One well known
lady of title is sometimes seen elriving in
the Uipley road with a briartvood pipe in :
her mouth."
A Nebraska league of .Maine avengers
has been    formed  in   Lincoln, composed
largely  of veterans of the  lute  war, al- \
though  there  is  no restriction  in  mem- i
borship.      The  motto of the   league  is: I
"He who insults the American Hug must
apologize or tight."     When the membership list is complete it is proposed lo send
it to President McKinley.
A New York dispatch Rtates tlnil Anim
Corbin lion-owe, a daughter of the late
Austin Corbin, and who is n legatee ami
hencficiary in the will of her father, has
brought suit against her mother, ll.iiiiiii
H. Corbin. George S. Edgell, her lirotlu-r-
ia-luw, ami Austin Corbin, Jr., both Individually and us executors and trustees
of her father's estate, und against Isabella
('. Kelge'll, her sister, anil Austin Andre
t'huiiipollioii. her nephew, feer an account-
ing of the estate.
It is a curious fuel Unit the roots and
branches of a tree ure so alike in their
nature that if u tree he uprooted and
turned upside down   the   underground
branches will take unto themselves    the
functions of roots, and the exposed rools
will in time bud and become veritable
English  farthings are no longer likely
| to be  mistaken   for  half-sovereigns,   for
; now they are minted not only of a different size and design, but even of a differ-
I ent color, being a dull bronze.
Allen's Foot-Ease, s powder for the feet,
it cures painful, swollen smartiag teet and
instantly takes the sting out of corns aud
bunions. It's the greatest comfort discovery of the age. Allen's Faot-Kase makes
tight-ntiing or new shoes feel easy. It is a
certain cure for chilblains, sweating, damp, , I'he absinthe drinker, with his pule,
callous and hot, tired aching feet. W�� . .ira_��� ,.i.������.i,,twl feature- is ���, famlll-v
have over 10,000 testimonials of cures. Try i   . ' ''""/-J"1") ��*�����������. " ����� *"ml'!'"
Ittoday._^Bold by all druggists sad shoe | "K1"1'  on   ���e   lar,H  boulevards.      The
stores.   By mail for 26c. in stamps
package FREE.    Address Allen 8
lied, Ce Roy, N. Y.
li(|Uor is u villuinous concoction of
flavored with wormwood.
���pn it
In  proportion  to   its size   a   fly   wulks
uhout _."> times as fust us a man.
BITS Permanently Cured.   No ntsor MTVogwea
11 ���  after Hrst day's use of Dr. Kline's Oratt
Nerve Restorer,
i bottle and treatise.   .
Arch street, Philadelphia, Pa.
Bend lbr FBKK  �����.00 trial
DR. B, H. KL-NK, Ltd., am
After being swindled by all others, send ns
stamp for particulars of King Solomon's Treasure,   the  ONLY   renewer  of  manly   strength, j
MASON CHEMICAL CO., P. O. Box Nf, Philadelphia Pa.
In Japan there are apples trees growing
about four inches high, which bear fruit
freely, about the size of currants.
In Japan coins arc generally of  iron,
and in Siam they are chiefly of porcelain.
lu India the rdododemlion grows to a'
height of 30 feet. Marigolds and camo- j
miles in North Africa reach a height of]
four or five feet.
We will forfeit $1,000 If any of our published testimonies are proven to be not
genuine.     The Pl��o Co.. Warren. Pa.
There isn't a saloon between Florence,
Ala., nnd I'uiliicuh. Ky., on the banks of
the Tennessee river, a distance of HIS)
Use only one heaping teaspoonful of
Schilling's Best Baking Powder to a
quart of flour.
ef other baiting pewete.
Type, Ink, Wood Goods and Machinery.
To the Printers!
For your benefit we carry a stock here
������of the latest and best of
If you want to increase your plant, or change machinery, let us figure with you.
hangs machinery, let us flgui
American Type Founders' Co.,
JNO. H. OODEN, io Monroe St.
Manager, Spokane Branch.
She���Mr. Beacon talks like a book.
He���Yes, like an autobiography.���Puck.
Cliolly���Are you positive she Is not
In? The maid���I am; I'd lose my job
if I wasn't.���Puck.
"I soiiieliines think I was born too
soon." "Oh. pshaw! Haven't you lived
to see the cliululess wheel?���Puck.
He���Yes, I loved a girl once, and she
made.a  fool of me.    She���Some girls i
do  make a lasting  Impression,  don't
She���Don't you think there should be
music In every home? lie���By nil
means! Whai l object to is music nexl
"Lend me a dollar, old man."   "Can't;
only have a half. I'hal's nil right;
you    enn   owe  nie  the other  half."���
rrluceton Tiger,
Bertha���Miss Spltourls says she lias
remained  single from choice.    Belle���
Y'es: but she didn't say whose choice.��� I
Winkers Slates-man.
she���Your friend Owen seems to
have run inio debt pretty deep. lie-
Run into debt? He scorched.���rear-
son's Athletic Record.
"Yes,  sir,  i   wnnt   to  marry your j
niece."  "Have you asked her mother?"
"No, sir. 1 prefer the younger lady."���
Cleveland  Plain  Healer.
He-I   love you with all my heart,
She���Thai's very nice, but���but  He
���But what, darling? She���What iiImiuI
your arms?- Chicago News.
The artist (complacently)���This picture with the frame Is worth $320, His
friend���Come, old man! you never gave
8800 for that frame?--Truih.
Jenkins���1 wonder how It happens
that Miss Kidd Is always <>ni when I
call? Jones���Oh 1 just her luck, 1 guess.
���Browsing, King ��V Co.'s Montlnly.
Young Softlelgh���Do yon know. Miss
Cutting, that I actually believe I am
losing my mind? Miss Cutting���Indeed!
Why, how can you tell?���Chicago
"How did Ii'llmgill get rich?" "By
his shrewd speculation," "And how did
i'licasli happen to lose his property?"
"Oh. lie went and dabbled lu stocks."���
AVashltiglon Siar.
He���(live men kiss. She (decidedly!
���1 won't. He���You shouldn't say "1
Won't" to me; you should have sahl. "I
prefer noi." She��� But that wouldn't tie
true.���Harlem Life,
"One of the leadlug O.echs rejoices
in the name of Cswrctek." "Say. I
recognize that, li's ihe machine the
dentist bores out the cavity with."���
Clevland Plain Denier.
Tommy���I'aw. wlinl Is au extraordinary session of the Legislature? Mr.
Klgg���One in which no fool bills were
passed would la' very much thai kind.
���Indianapolis Journal.
"How would you de-tine a patriot?"
"I should say a patriot Is a man who
takes an Interest lu his country's welfare, even the morning after his parly
has beeu snowed under."���Puck.
He���When I was young 1 decided to
make one woman happy. She���Well.
as you have remained a Imehelor you
may certainly flatter yourself that you
have dofia so.���London Home News.
Edith���Dp you think it wrong to say
"darn?" Bertha���Perhaps not; bint
when one Is vexed, Instead of saying
"darn," I Ihluk It more ladylike simply
to knit one's brow.���Boston Transcript.
He���I notice that the scientists have
some hope of being able to communicate with the moon. She���Hood gracious me! I hope the mau In the moon
ls no latilc-iale.��� -Indianapolis Journal.
"You're late, young man. What's tlie
reason?" "Had a toothache." "Ah!
has the tooth stopped achingV" "Dun-
no." "What? Don't know! Why don't
you kuow?" " 'Cause It's pulled."���Life.
Impassioned orator A man should
never forget the duty he .owes his
country! .Auditor (sotto voce)���We
won't���at least, not while there are customs Inspectors left.���New York Journal.
Smith���.After trying for ten long
years, I have at last succeeded In convincing my wife that I am perfect.
Brown���Are you sure of It? Smith���Of
course I am. It was only this morning
that she said I was a perfect Idiot ���
Chicago Nows.
"You will marry a tall, dark gentleman," said the fortune teller, examining the lines In tbe fair band. "Tbat
doesn't help me any," despairingly replied tbe lovely blonde who Kad called
to consult her. "All six of them are tall,
dark gentlemen!"���Chicago Tribune.
Impatient customer���I thought you
advertised quick lunches. I've beeu
waiting for mine for nearly half an
hour. AValter���lt do take a little time
to git 'em up .boss, but It'll go quick
enough after you gits it. Dey ain't de
kind dat last long.���Cincinnati Enquirer.
"1 had an adventure the other evening," said Miss Autumn to a nelg-hlior
on whom she was calling. "It was quite
dark, and I saw a strange men just
ahead of me, and I ran until I was
nearly exhausted." "And did tbe man
get away from you?" asked little Willie, who was listening.��� Chicago News.
A Chat With Miss Marie Johnson.
The balance wheel of a woman's life
is menstruation.
Irregularity lays the foundation of
many diseases, and is in itself a symptom of disease. It is of the greatest
importance that regularity be accomplished as soon as possible after the
flow is an established fact.
Lydia E. Pink-
hum's Vegetable
Compound is the
known to
health became so
poor that I
had to
school.   I
was tired all the time., and had dreadful pains in my tide and back and head.
I was also troubled with irregularity of
menses, and lost so much flesh that my
friends became alarmed.
" My mother, who from experience is
a firm believer in the Pinkham remedies, thought perhaps they might benefit me. I followed the advice Mrs.
Pinkham gave me, and used Lydia E.
Pinkham's Vegetable Compound and
Liver Pills and am now as well as I ever
was."���Miss Maiuk P. JoimsoM, Central ia. Pa.
Itusssin is making extensive arrniigi>-
ments for thc people, of Siberia to put
millions of acres under cultivation and to
build great factories along thc line of thc
new railroad.
! Both the method and results when
��� Syrup of Figs is taken; it is pleasant
I and refreshing to the taste, and acts
j gently yet promptly on the Kidneys,
I Liver and Bowels, cleanses the sys-
| teni effectually, dispels colds, head-
j aches and fevers and cures habitual
[ constipation. Syrup of Figs is tbe
i only remedy of its kind ever pro-
1 duced, pleasing to the taste and ac-
i ceptable to the stomach, prompt in
I its action and truly beneficial in its
! effects, prepared only from the most
| healthy and agreeable substances, its
{ many excellent qualities commend it
| to all and have made it the most
i popular remedy known.
Syrup of Figs is for sale in ."SO
cent bottles by all leading druggists. Any reliable druggist who
may not have it on hand will procure it promptly for any one who
wishes to try it. Do not accept anv;
Wn with to M|a lo0,(KX> new cats-
tomen, AnefhtmcseoSsir
rl- Sprlni Turnip.
I Btwi,
{"   Bia-arok CurumtuT.
"    jnm Ylrt.'."-i* ���'���lure', Uo
s_umbo mj_*t Onion, ���
"    Brilliant ftowtir Sue.l..
Wewtfc si.ee, iw 14 ms.
sUk>�� 10 p.c>. worth (LOU w��� will
���til job hits tc    	
Stmt Plut laet
Mil Jem tn* toftH-OT with our
- wi lailSMd OtUlo
list of thU notIms nnd
W. Id ���
McUc*.   W. In.it* jonrtr.d.md
���asm who* .an oae* tty Stslur'.
4. TOO WtMn.YSST _M lIoBf With-
SSS> OS.,   u
Is It Wrong?
Get it Right.
Keep it Right
MmiV* atimltd Homos, y will do II. Thro*
dom will ���_._��� you fed hotter. Oot tt bom
yoar drufftit ot ��ny wholeult draf houoe, or
from Stowtrt A Holme* Dritf Co.. Soottlo.
INDIAN WARS Writ* ronore.r-
motlon Importftiet to ��,,r-l-nr�� nnd widows* ol
1 tisliini wttr vein-ruin. TA IIKR * WHITMAN COj
Pssnnlon and Potent Attorneys, Wuhlnfton, D. C
fur traolim And locotlng Gold or Silver
Ore. let.t or burleel trwsmirps. Ms D.
ICOWIs-CK. llsix 837. Hoiiihinitton,Conn.
K, .V I.
"The Patriot  Priest  of Gwecdore"
Visits Kaslo.
Father .Tames McFadden, the noted
"Patriot Priest, of Gwcodoro," a parish of County Donegal, Ireland, is in
town soliciting; funds for the erection
of a new cathedral at Letterkenny in
Co. Donegal. Father McFaddon has become famous in his defense of his people in their encounters with landlordism in Ireland. He bears letters from
Michael Cardinal Logue, Primate of
Ireland and Archbishop of Armagh;
from Archbishop Riordan of San Francisco and from Rt. Rev.Patrick O'Don-
ncll. Bishop of Raphoo, Ireland. The
latter letter is so interesting that the
body ul it is here submitted in full:
"At my request, Father MacFadden,
the patriot pastor of Gweedore, will
seek assistance in America for tho
erection of St. Eunan's Cathedral, Letterkenny, County Donegal, Ireland.
"His cause is one that may, I hope,
appeal to our generous friends In
America, even in the trying times
through which they are passing. We
are ontleavoring to build a church that
will suit alike for Parochial and for
Diocesan purposes, in a Diocese where
our Catholics aro poor, because in the
last groat struggle for tho independence of Ireland and the freedom of religion, their ancestors sacrificed lifo
and land in the defense of their country's rights. On the poor soil that remained to them after the Plantation of
Ulster, Father MacFadden has dono
historic service, in shielding his people
from cruel oppression; and his record
in thc spiritual administration of his
parish is one that would he worthy of
any priest in any country.
"I venture to say that,  a   few words
with one so Irish and  so   priestly  will
be n full return  from   every   point   of
view for any little help given   him  by
Irish friends in America for tho object
of his mission.    I  earnestly   commend
him   to   tho   kind   consideration   and
charity of tho prelates, priests and people whom he approaches in America.
Patiuck O'Donnki.l,
Bishop of Raplioe.
Letterkenny, County Donogal,
80th November, I80ti.
We are Told What We Might Reply to
Our Captious Contcmp.
"Say, did you notice the patronizing
way in which your windy neighbor
padd d out a news,?) item about you
and Mr. Peters?" askod a man about
town yesterday as he lounged in and
took a chair.
"No. Guess we wore too busy to read
it.   What was it?"
"Oh, well,merely made a double headed quarter column affair about your
saying Mr. Peters wa�� here to aitend
tho Dardanelles and Montezuma meeting, when you should have stated it us
Dardanelles only."
"Great Scott! That was a terrible
break, wasn't It?"
"Yes, that was pretty bad. But you
might got even by telling of the awful
blundor t,hey made in saying that Alderman Moore had returned from the
coatt with the rest of thc Kaslo delegation,when ho didn't do anything of the
kind. Also, tell how they bungled the
Gaelic motto that they, rung in on poor
old St. Patrick. Besides, they had an'
"a" turned upside down in their Seo
ond column and an "e" crosswise In
their northeast corner. You could just
wast them on that. All these thing
ure of such thrillipg Interest to the
nubile. Just wait till I come back. I'll
write it up for you."
We nre still waiting.
The Location Survey Is Finished to
Kuskonnuk. ���
The Nelson & Bedllngton surveyors
finished the location survey to this
point Saturday. They go from here to
the boundary and complete a piece of
unfinished work between there and
Bonner's Ferry. This is the last survey that has to be mado. Next comes
the grading, and recent advices from
Bonner's Fei*ry say that everything
there looks to'an early commencement
of the construction.
The engineers, when seen by n
Searchlight representative, were very
reticent, and would not say much, but
it could be tofe,r<gd from their conversation that the company Intended pushing the work ahead immediately. -Kuskonook Searchlight.
Presumable Typographical Error In Now
Denver Dispatch.
The following Now Denver dispatch
to the Spokane Spokesman-Review,
doubtless had the words "import duty" so obscurely written that they
were put into tyde as "export duty":
New Denver, March 10.���The movement that has been shaping itself for
some time past looking to some government help to the silver-lead industry of this province is beginning to
move with tremendous force in the
Slocan, and every possible weight will
be brought to bear on the dominion
government to have enacted a law putting an absolutely prohibitory export
[import] duty on lead. The mining men
of this section are a unit in favor of it,
realizing how important it would be to
the interests of themselves and the
province. The press of the mining district is also strongly advocating such
a law.	
Bring Your Free Miner's, Certitlcnte with
You U lee'ii You Record,
Government Agont and Mining Recorder .Tohu Keen says that now as the
prospecting season is about to open, ho
would like to advise all who wish to record claims to bring their free miners'
certificates with them to the record office. It will frequently save confusion
and delay, especially when the number
and date of thc certificate is in question.
The Annual Report.
The Montreal Gazette, commenting
oditorially on the Canadian Pacific's
annual statement, finishes as follows:
"Tho Canadian Pacific Railway Co.
is only 18 years old. When its project
was published tho people thought it.
could never be executed. The system
comprises 7,li"fi miles of road, owned
and operated, and two steamship lines
ou the Pacific. It has assets representing a value of 8246,C<00,000, earns 824.-
000,000 per year, and is paying dividends, where some thought it would
not earn theaxlo grease for its rolling
stock. Its story is ono of the most
wonderful in the annals of modern business enterprises."
RoBebery Sampler Contract l.et.
New Denver, March 12.���The con
tract for the erection of the Rosebery
sampler has boon let and work begins
at once. The main building will be
44x70, and offices, weigh house, etc.,
will be added. The capacity of the
sampler will bo 100 tons a day. W. E,
Ostrander, superintendent of the work
was on the ground recently to complete
all arrangements and start the work.
A. M. Beattie, the agent of the company having the Rosebery tcwnnito, is
having much Clearing done in anticipa-
of a lively boom thero this spring.
The wife and child of L. Hanna,man-
agerof the Kaslo Transfer Co., arrived
last week from Alvinston, Ontario, and
will mako Kaslo their home.
Following Is the list of letters remaining un
enlleil tor In the Kaslo I'osioftlue since the last
Hat published over dateof Maie.h 10. IS! 8:
Arniitl, Jeilm llergstiom, Choi .
'Raruth, August heaman, Jas.
Orombeugh, Ralph Comeri, Stephen
Campbell, Mrs. I. J. Demi, Jus. Vi.
Mrkaon, J. Vi. Hall, 1'.
K-.m-.linU. i,. .1. Foster, Jan.
Karwing. John Hughes. Edw
Hyd��, J. 1>. Haley, Vim.
Hall, W. R. Johnson, H. P.
Johnson. Pete Knight, W, D.
Kemlall, D. Kelley, Mm. If, M.
Kundsiui, Jeilm ljiHeiir, II.
Ijifrautz, Jus. l.i'iiilen, J. A.
Lane, 3. Vi. Long, Ham I..
Molten, T. ll. Murphy, Win.
McArthur, Jas. McDonald, Angus
Mnrdregor, Vi.Vi. McLean, M. O
McMicttl, Jas. NaltOD,0. C,
Ilillbrick, (leo. A. remit.. Ii.
Kaytior, W, Ni'tnmnenbreyer, Chan.
Savois, Leon Tinker, Ueu.
Thompson, .Mian I.. Turner. Wm. P.
Wilson, Cora It.. Whiteford, D. C.
S. H. (IRKEN, Postmaster.
Knslo, H. ('., March 17, 1898.
.1 Where no consideration Is mentioned the
nominnl sum of tl is understood.)
March 14,-Mtrtnight and Edith on G tanltee
creek near Sanca���J. V. B. Rogers and (I. A.
Simmons to John Keen.
Same���John Keen to Granite Mining and
Smelting Co. oi Spokane.
March lii-Sure Thing near Whitewater -Re-
vocal Ion of power of attorney from John Gordon to Wm. lime*.
Homcstakei, Hcranton, lltitte, Silver spraj ,Big
Chief on Woodbury creek���lianlel McGrai I to
Alfred Brlle, So'1st Hand all of last two.
March If,.���Echo on Bear creek --Chas. Cla ncy
to Jas, McNaughton, 1-fi.
March 12.- Piscatao.ua by Geo. Nowell �� i
Granite creek.
March l.v-Uvlna by Richard Williams, \i
mile south of Kuskonook.
March 1(1.���Aurora by Henry Roue near Crawford Bay.
March l4.~Res'enne, Howard and Detenler
by Geo. Alexander, Henry W. Foster and H. fl.
March l:,. -Hiker Fox by J, R. Hardle.
Dora by A. Stalberg.
March Hi. -Dream bv Roderick McLeod.
Star by Jonathan Davis.
Terminus by Joseph Strict.
March 17.���Anaconda and Hunter byMrrfinen
Following are the ore shipments fot theweek
ending March 17 over the Kaslo & SlocanRy:
Mine. Destination. Tons.
Ruth Pueblo and Everett  loo
Payne Pueblo 200
Whitewater Everett  20
Last Chanco  Pueblo.. 100
Montesuma Aurora  61
Rambler Tacoma 90
Reco Denver 20
Antolne Aurora 20
Jackson Kaslo  Id
Total tons 027
New York, March 18.���Silver, Mc.
Lead���Easy; lookers' prioeJW.fjO; exchange,
From Jan. 1,1898, to date tne leading mines
of the Slocan region huve�� snipped over the
Kaslo sit Slocan Railway for waier transportation from Kaslo, as follows:
Mine. Tons.lMlne. 'Tons.
1'avne    21,r>0 Eureka       42
Ruth       850 Fidelity       b'>
Whitewater   LMulSoveretYn      20
Reco     200!Queen Hess     140
Sloean Star*     SOOUackson       82
Rambler-Cariboo      28510 ibson       16
Lucky Jim     900|Montezuma*     407
Last Chance     894lCharlcstou       30
Gondeiiiiu_h       '.OlAntoine       84
Dardanelles ���      80 Ajax  84
.wwe/ft';   -W3��,_*<t_
LsWimL-.'wo ...w'v. .w.
The following is a partial statement of ore
shipments over the C. P. R. from Slocan nnd
LardeHii points since January 1st, not Included
in the foregoing:
Mine. Tons.lMlne. Tons
Vancouver       40jSilver Cup      108
telocanBtar.,.....   20O|Waverley      60
Following is a table of the leading stocked
mining companies of the Slocan and Ainsworth
mining envisions:
Par   (Market
Value   Value
slncnn Star	
Noble Five	
eileal Western	
American Hoy i
li ibson	
St. Keverne	
London Hill	
Black Diamond...
KM   *
.501 0.28
��1   I  <5
IJNo stoe'k on the market.
Of the foregoing, the following have paid dividends as foupWIs
Payne" | 700,000|Nol)le live...'. mm
Blooan 8tar....    400,0011.<li��>dcnoiigh... 82,500
Ruth     aoo.OOd Washington .. 20,000
Reco     287,51X1, Jackson  20,(100
Kamblcr-Cari..      40,000 Surprise  20,000
Besides .he feiregolng, other mines, unstock-
eel, have paid dividends as fellows:
iehrno77T.77.\>~2��>,W^ tsO^OOO
Whitewater...    154,000 Antolne       35,000
Slocan Roy...      25,01X1 Monitor       16,000
Foil owing is n comparative statement of ore
shipped from parlsof theSlucan and Ainsworth
minim; districts, passing through thc custom
house at Kaslo to foreign smelters for the live
recorded months of 189;., all of 1896 amll897:
1895 (5 months)...
1890 (12 months)..
1897 (12 months)..,
Gross Weight Gross Value ot
of Ore in Lbs. Ore In Dollars
2,202,89(1 f    114,541
23,344,524 1,114,111!
78,696,3110 3,099,830
Any person over 18 years of age may become
a free miner on paying |6 to any gold cnmmls
sioner or mineral recorder and obtaining u cer
tlflcate good feer one year. A new certificate
may be obtained for one lost, by paying |1,
A free miner's certificate Is not transferable.
Any persnii nr company working a mineral
claim, held as real estate without license, mav
be fined |25. Mines become real estate after
crown grant has been issued.
Should co-owner (all to pay up his free miner's certiorate his Interest goes to his co-owners pro rata according to their Interests.
A free miner may cut timber on crown lands,
and kill game for his own use at all seasons.
A free miner may obtain a rlve-ncre mlllslle
upon crown lauds, in (he form of a square.
A claim may be helel from year to year hy doing work to the value' ol' tine hundred dollars.
Two claims In each mining division not on
the sapie vein or leiele, may lie held, anel more
than one on the same vein If held by purchase.
Lodes disceivered in annuls may be held if
recorded in fifteen days from discov'ery.
A free miner may on payment of f500, In lieu
ot expenditure on claim, obtain a crown grant.
Any miner may, al the discretion of commie-
sloner.ohlain water right ten- a term of 20 years.
Nn transfer of mineral claim or interest is enforceable not In writing, signed and recorded.
No miner shall suffer from any act of omission or commission nn ihc pnrt of officials.
No claim shnll be open lei leu hi inn dining last
Illness ot holeler, nor within 12 months after his
���.K'liili. unless by permission of gold commis'u'r.
A mineral claim must he recorded within 15
days nftur location, if within 10 miles of office
nf recorder. One additional day Is allowed for
every aeldltlemal 10 miles or fraction thereof.
Thc mining laws of British Columbia are designed teiul.eirel the utmost protection to miners, anel also to affeird every encouragement to
prospectors to open up and locate mineral
properties. The prospector who has found mineral in place, must mark his claim by two legal
posts, each four Inches square and not less than
4 fect|abnve ground, and nre to be sNos. 1 and 2.
A legnl post mnrked "discovery post" must
be placed on the lode where It was discovered.
On No. 1. pest must be written':
1. Initial ]Kist. 2. Name of claim. 8. Name
Of locator 4. Date of the location. 6. Approximate bearing of No. 2 post. 6, Length and
breadth of claim. 7. Number of feet to the
right and left ot location line.
On No. 2 iwst must be written:
1. Name of claim. 2. Name of locator. 3. Date
of location. The line Of No. I to No, 2 must be
marked bv biasing trees or planting posts.
Locations made on Sumhiy or public holidays
are not for that reason invalid.
Work on each claim to the value of tl00 must
be done each year from dale of record of mineral claim, Affidavit made by the holeler, or
his agent, setting out a detailed statement of
. the work done, must be Hied wifb Ihe gold coin-
. i.tissiouer or mining rernfder. and a eertlflcate
<. ef work obtained and refolded, beforp the ex-
p iratlon of each year from the date of record of
sa-Id claim. A free miner holding adjoining
cLaims, may, subject to tiling notice of his Intel etliin with the gold commissioner or mining
rec order, jierform on any one or more of alien
cla.'ms, all thc work required to entitle him to
a ee n ideate ol work tor each claim. The same
provision applies to two or mere free miners
holding adjoining claims ln partnership. In
lied ol. above work the miner mast pay |100
and (. et receipt and record oi same.
f Kuskonook -)
It Is   Now Surveyed and
The Only Feasible Terminus of thc
On Kootenay Lake.
Or J. H. Gray.
Gold Mining and Milling Co., Ltd.
Offlcee it,t Kaaio, B. C.
Capital, $2,000,000.
This property comprises 10claims on an iron capped ledge
over three miles long and over 50 feet wide.
The tunnel is in nearly 100 feet and still progressing.
Surface assays have yiolded trom $5 to $10 per ton in gold.
A limited amount of Treasury Shares for sale.
This property is likely to be Kaslo's Lo Roi.
President. Vice-Pros. Secretary.
sTjiit't. ritsin*t. rM.T.iiu
1. This is to ceittty that the Kootenay Air
Supply Uompany.a speeiallv incorporated Company within thu meaning of Part IV. of the
"Water Clauses Consolidation Act, 1807," incorporated on the 18th elay of September, 1807, has
fciimitti-d its undertaking to the Lieutenant-
governor In Cinuieil lor approval, which said
unilerlakliig, as shown hy the documents and
plans llleel with tbe undersigned. Is as follows:
To elect an hydraulic air ciiiiiprcs��ur at a polui
almat live-eights of a mile from the mouth of
(Joffec Creek, in AlnsweiNh. Mining Division,
aud to operate the same hv ihe use dl 1.0(H)
Inches ot water frenn said��� Ooffee ('rccst,reieirel-
ol hy the Company Inr the purpose of supplying eeompresHed air throniih coudiilt pipes lo
mines in the following area.vis., the' Ainsworth
.Mining Camp, situated on Kootenay Lake, anil
extending threo(H) miles on each side ul the
Town of Ainsworth, and live' (5) miles hack
from the lake; and that said nndurniklng, as
so submitted, has been approved.
2. And this is further to certify that the
amount e,f capital of said Company,which shall
he duly subscribed before the.said Companv
commences the construction of its unelui taking and works, or exercises any ol the power
of the "Water Clauses Consolidation Act, 1897",
Part IV., ln that behalf, ik hereby fixed at the
sum of ��3fl,l��o.OO.
3. And tills ts to further certlfv that the
time within which such capital ia to be subscribed Is fixed at s.x months from the date
hereof, and tbe time within which such undertaking and works are to bo commencoel ls Axed
at six months from thc date hereof, and the
date by which such works shall be in operation
Is fixed at tho 1st June, 1899.
Dated this 4th day of March, 1808.
. IV'. 8. GORE,
Water Commissioner.
Land nnd Works Department,
Victoria, B. C.
Certified to by
Clerk, Executive Council.
AikI (lot tie hm!
I  havo sold my  building
Peed Business in Kaslo to
Messrs. J. Turner & Co.,
Who will handle and keop
constantly a Inriro stock of
k COl'RT OP A88IZE, Nisi Prius, Oyer and
i\ Terminer, and Oeneral Oaol Dellvory.wlll
he holden at the City of Nelson, on Monday.the
'21st day of March, instant.
By Commands '
i-,      JAMES BAKER,
,.     ,   , , ���      ii Provincial Becielary.
Provincial Secretary's Olllce,
1st March,Isfe.
Flour, Rolled Oats and all lines kept In
a Brst-clasB Feed Store. I can' ii_eom-
mend the people of tIiIh city to putro-
nize the now firm for honest values for
thoir money.      W. G. NEELANDS.
r     House,
NELSON & BOSTRUM. Proprietors.
Nicely Furnished Rooms. Bar well
Stocked. Bpokane Beer on Draught by.
the Schooner or Quart. Best Free
Lunch in the City.
���Real Estate aud Mining Broker.���
'      Front St., Kaslo, B. C.


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