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VOL. [.
KASLO. B. C, FRIDAY, DEC. 17.1897.
Aldermaaic Aspiraals also Shy-Some Comment
Upon tlie Debet Wards By-Law.
Kaslo's city election is less than .'10
nays distant. On January 13th a mayor
and full board of aldermen are to be
elected. Tho formal nominations occur throe days before.
The Mayoralty.
Ho far but two now names are heard
for the mayoralty, in addition to the
list published by the News several issues ago.
Hamilton Byers, the well known
hardware merohant, is ono who is highly spoken oi for the position. Mr.
Byers is prominently identified with
the business interests of the community and would no doubt make an excel-
lont mayor, should ho accopt.
Dr. G. Harbin is also favorably spoken of, and would no doubt mako a good
race could he be induced to run.
The News has preferred not to interview either of the forogoing named
gentlemen on this subject until after
public mention should be thus made,
and consequently is unable to state at
this time whether they will consent to
be candidates.
C. W. McAnn is among' those previously mentioned by the News as a probable candid.tie. It is understood that
he is not averse to tho uso of his name.
Proso ective Aldermen.
If tho Wards By-Law had been
passed it is suggested by a closo observer thut the following would have
made a good ticket from each ward.
The News wonders what would bo tho
trouble in letting it go through in that
shape any way: First ward, Dr. G.
Hartin and Archie Fletcher; second
ward, A. W. Goodenougb and J. D.
Moore; third ward, George Whiteside
and D. P. Kane.
It will be obsorved that the foregoing plan contemplates the re-eioction
of two old members of tho counoil���
Mossrs. Goodenougb and Moore. It is
to bo hoped that thoy may be prevailed
upon to accept again, as it is desirable
that tho council should not be made up
entirely of now mon; end these, like the
rest of tho present council havo given
excellent satisfaction.
In tills connection, we are authorized
to deny the published statement of this,
week that. Alderman G. O.   Buchanan
is a candidate for re-election.
The Wards lly-Law.
If tho Wurds By-Law had passed, it
would have cut quite a figure in the
coining election. In this connection it
may be of public interest to state why
soino of its former supporters voted
against it ou linal passage. On its linn 1
consideration beforo completion In
committee of tho whole it was amended so as not to become operative until
December, 1808. This wae not only
equivalent to tho present council's
washing its hands of the wholo affair
but also of practically taking it out of
the hands of the incoming council and
thus postponing Its operation for a
yoar. This was not. considered right
by some of its former friendB who
voted against it on linal passage, thus
killing lt.
extension of the C. P. it. at Three
Forks.
The Wellington mine near Whitewater has resumed operations with a
small force of mon. W. G. Robb is in
charge.
A shipment of four tons of ore from
tbe Carbonate No. 1, on Springer
creek, to the Kaslo sampler returned
281i ozs. silvor and 62 per cent lead.
I. Iii it',) ul or For Noble Five.
Tt ls reported that ex-Manager Kydd
of the Sandon branch of the B. N A.
bank has boen appointed by the court
at Victoria as liquidator for the Noble
Five mine. His duties will end when-
over whenever tho company that is expected to buy tho debentures recently
voted, put9 up the money and pays off
the debts.
TI GREAT WOODBURY
[on Road to is
A Project Affording I'rofitalile Consideration to
Our New Board of Trade.
CHRISTMAS AMONG THE CHURCHES.
fillings uf the Various Denomination*! for
the Holiday Season.
NO. 24.
Postal Change*.
Postmaster Green informs the News
that from and after January 1,181)8,let-
tor postage to any part of the British
Empire will be three cents per ounce.
At present it is five cents per half
ounce to England or other countries of
the United Kingdom. The old rate
will be continued from England to
Canada, tho new rate boing operative
only one way.
Knslo-Klondlke Route All Flx.ll.
The British Columbia News wants
to know what is the matter with a Kaf-
lo route to tho Klondike. Bless your
heart, there is a capital one already.
Go from Kaslo to the most convenient
point on the C. P. R.; take that railway to Vancouver; come ovor to Victoria on tlio steamer; buy your outfit
In this city: take a steamer to the
mouth of the Stikeen, and then follow
the all-Canadian route to your destination,-Victoria Colonist.
NEWS NOTES OF THE SLOCAN.
.Mining Items ot Interest From the Silver-
Lead Producers.
The Payne is working 120 men. The
Idaho comes Dext with on.
Provincial Assessor John Koen is
quoted in tho Rossland Miner as saying
that the P.'M ne will declare a dividend
of 8200,000 this month.
Ad eight, foot ledge of pay ore has
boon struck on the R. E. Adams, one
of the Hillside group near Whitewater.
The Hermit is also showing up well.
The Stranger in Jackson Basin has
a car of ore at the station. More will
follow shortly.
The Whitewater will  put  on  more
men soon.
Fifteen mon have begun work on the
Kaslo's Bond Hale all Right.
Kaslo's city debentures, amounting
to $12,000 for street improvements have
been purchased by the Trust and Guarantee company of Toronto. This is the
same concern, we believe with which
the deal was made by the city of
Rossland and tho by-law authorizing which has been upset by Mr.
Justice MeColl on tho application of
ono of the principal ratepayers. It is
to be hoped that Kaslo made a hotter
bargain than did Mayor Scott on behalf of Rossland, and that there are no
objectionable feature in the agrooment
to wlilch legal exceptions Can be taken.
���Nolson Economist.
[For the boneiit of our neighbor we
will state that the company has tho
bonds and Kaslo has tho money and no
agreement has boon signed.--lid.]
About Advertising.
A business man can not daub  his
uame and business on a fence  or rock
without getting somo good  ont of  it;
neither can herun a stereotyped ad in a
papor for a solid yoar without some returns. Even 1/ he does not think he soos
any  benefit,   it comes,   nevertheless.
What then must be  the  results from
a real llvo advertisement?   If  a  business man will simply givo   to  his  advertising the same thought  and  care
and tho samo application of business
experience that he gives to buying his
stock, the selection and training of his
clerks and tho miscellaneous details of
his  business, there  is  nothing  more
sure under tho sun than   that  he  will
then no longer complain  of  rates, or
"that thero is nothing ln it," but will
be an enthusiastic and thoroughly convinced advoeote of the etlicHey of printer's ink.
"Kaslo quite appreciates the importance of tho South Fork aa a factor in
her future development," observed a
prominent mining man recently, "but
she hardly appreciates yot the desirability of a closer connection with that
other stream���Woodbury creok, which
has every indication of being as rich as
the South Fork.
"The two streams start almost together, near the top of a high divide
and flow away from each other, yet
both in a generally easterly course.
Woodbury Creek flows into the lako
eight miles south of Kaslo.
"Tho number of promising properties on that creek,including several purchased by eastern syndicates and now
iu courso of development, warrant Kaslo in doing all that it can to start the
trado of that region this way.
"If a man could juuip on his horse
and go up thoro directly from Kaslo,
it would be a great improvement. But
one has to tnke a boat down the lako
and then follow up thc crook the best
way that he can.
"Four miles of wagon road down to
Fletcher's ranch would be a very good
starter, und if that cannot bo had, oven
a good trail would be a great improvement ovor tho present lack of facilities.
With a good trail a nam could jump on
a horse and go to tho head of Woodbury as easily as they used to go from
hero to Bear Lako iu &n early day.
"When Kaslo's dow Board of Trade
gets under way, It should attend to
this, among its earliest work, or some
other town will bo getting this trade.
In fact, u townsite at the mouth of the
croek is already one of the possibilities,
and Kaslo may yot have to divide up
with an entirely now town, what she
could now got with littlo effort."
Church of England.
The ladies guild of St. Mark's church
set the holiday ball rolling 'yesterday
afternoon and evening by a fancy bazar at the Kaslo hotel auditorium.
Booths with fancy articles for sale
were presided over by Mesdames
Gray, Gerrard, Leslie, Stoess, Patrick,
Mackay and Miss Nelson. Socially
and financially the bazar was very successful, clearing $120. Three largo
handsome dolls and a sofa pillow were
raffled for and won by the following:
1st, doll, Mrs. Stoess; 2nd doll, and sofa
pillow, Mr. Devereux; 3rd doll Mr.
Hall. Tho following eommittee had
supervision of the drawing: Messrs.
Robert Green, G. B. Martin, W. P.
Dickson and E. P. Stephenson.
Services will be held Christmas day
in St. Marks church, also the Sunday
following Christmas, on both of which
occasions the music will be a feature.
Rev. Vates will officiate as usual.
Haptlst Church.
On account of the early departure
for tho winter of the pastor Rev. H. C.
Newcombe, the Baptist church will
combine its Christmas observances
with a farewell to tho pastor next Monday evoning. A Christmas tree will
be among tho features. The farewell
reception will be held at the school
house. His iriany friends will regret
to lose, even for a few months the services of Rev. Newcombe, who has
proved himself to be an able, pleasant
and earnest Christian gentleman, well
fitted for pastoral work.
D. F. Strobeck of Alnswortli Wrffes
From Grant's Pass.
i r
Slowing Stories of Mines of Southern Oregon-
Better Than Klondike
Editor News���Several times during
the past three months I have thought
I would drop you a line, but have not
had the time. Wo And this country so
large that It would take years to see
what is to be seen if each,* section were
given its due. We started1' in 'at the
Bohemia camp over 150 miles north of
here in the Calapooia range. We visited all the prominent camps from
there south to the California state lino.
After looking the country over, and
studying its posibilities, we came to
the eame conclusion that every ono eise
does after the same examination, viz:
that Grant's Pass is the hub,
From this city you may travol in any
direction with horse and 'conveyance1
over good roads along the scot'es of
valeys leading into the snow capped
mountains.
ELKVATED SIDEWALKS.
In Front of St. Viiiici'iik Inn and the Croft
Building.
Presbyterian  Church.
The Sunday school of the Presbyterian ohurch will give a concert and
Christmas tree at the church next Friday night, Christmas ove, which will
no doubt be largely attended. A small
admission fee will be charged to buy
piesents for the children.
Catholic Church.
The ladies of the Catholic church
will givo a ball at tbe Kaslo hotel auditorium, Monday evening December 27.
Tho raffle for a gold watch will be
among the features of the occasion.
Carpenters have boen busy this weok
in raising the sidowaik to grade in
front ot the St. Pancras Inn and Croft
building. This was done by order of
the city council. Last summer, while
representatives of theLinnard syndicate
of Rossland, who built and own the
buildings, wero horo they appeared before tho city council and agreed to
raise the building to grade. Later
they were given formal notification
that tho sidewalks would be raised by
November 15. Thoy were given a
month's grace after that date, but have
neglected to utilize it. The raising of
the sidewalk is doubtless a hardship
upo.i the occupants of these buildings,
but the syndicate appears to bo tho
one to blame.
Methodist Church.
Thc members Of the local Masonic
lodge will attend divine services in a
body Sunday evening 26th inst, when
the chaplain of tho lodge Rev. C. A.
Procuner, pastor of the church will deliver a sermon appropriate to the occasion. ,
Tho Methodist Sunday school will
have a concert and Christmas tree,
Tuesday evoning December 28.
MKTAL QUOTATIONS.
Sliver Kails--Lend Itlntw anil   Then Falls
Again.
Load (Broker's.) Silver.
Saturday, Deo. 11  3.60 58 1-4
Monday, Doc. 13  3.50 58 1-8
Tuesday, Dec. 14  .3.50 57 3-8
Wednesday, Dec. 18  3.60 57
Thursday, Dec. 16  3.60 56 3-4
Friday, Doe. 17  3.50 56 1-8
rive Advertising t'lilw-..
It is aa easy to spoil a good ad as lt is difficult
lo writ. one.
Poor advertising succeeds oftener than good
iiilvcrtlKinfffaila.
Genial warmth ln an advertisement will thaw
out llic purses of readers.
Change the advertisement often und each
time let it be a change for thc better.
Time is economy, but thc people who have
most lime havo least money, and those who,
have most money have least time; so concentration Is necessary m an advertisomont.
Read the News and keep posted.
A Handsome show Window.
One of the most artistically and yet
practically decorated holiday show
windows in town is one of H. Gioger-
ieh.the merchant. The work is that of
Sam Hunter. It has a background of
ovorgreensf with a handsome display
of nuts, fruits and confections. It is
worth looking at. Only, we warn you
that if you look, you are quite apt to
stop inside, and buy.
Nelson Hospital Notes.
G. O. Buchanan, president of '^.e
Nelson hospital board informs us that
at the next monthly meeting next
Ttiosday, a matron will be elected; to
succeed Mrs. Blaney who has filed ;hpr]
resignation to take effect January 1st.!
Manila Pavolo, the Italian .girl who]
is  complainant   in a  seduction  case
against a Kasloite  is  at  the hospital
with her sick baby.
Nelson   Hale of Government Lots.
The government is no longer a real
estate owner in Nolson. It auctioned
off its romalnlug 279 lots last Wednesday. Tho only keen bidding was on
tho block containing Gray's saw mill.
This block brought $5,220 or at the
rat), of .$435 for each of the twelve lots.
It was bought by Mr. Gray. The
prices on residence lots ranged from
$50 to $300.
Re-Opeiiiiig of tho Union Club.
Last Wednesday evoning the Onion
club was reopenod under tho now management of "Sandy" Cameron. A
large number were in attendance and
enjoyed the hospitality of a lino spread.
Everyone is glad that the club is ro-
opened, offoring a good place to read
and spend one's spare time as well as
to invite visitors.
City Council.
Owing to lack of quorum there was
no city council meeting held last night.
Saturday tho time was mainly spent in
maturing the various by-laws now beforo the .council. A special meeting is
called for tomorrow at 10 a. m.
Skating, Soon.
If the present cold Boap continues,
the rink owners say that there will be
skating and curling by next Monday
night.
HargaltiM iu Hay and Oata.
The Kaslo Transfer company havo
purchased 100 tons of hay and 5,000
bushels of oats at a low figure and are
prepared by thus purchasing in large
quantities and paying cash to glveij
their customers the boneiit of these
bargains. See them at their office on
Front street.
Read the British Columbia News Read tho news in the News
The Win'*,
The mines  of  placers  are situated
along the valleys.   The quartz mines,
which are only in their infancy, are up
the mountain sides along tho valleys.
It is an ideal country to mine in. ]
drove to one mine on Grovo oreek, in
Josephine county, where I found an old
gentleman sitting In an easy chair
smoking his pipe, while he watched an
arastra, run by water power, grind out
the gold. His boys do the mining and
haul down ore enough to net thorn
from $1,500 to $.'i,iiO0 per month.
There are no quartz mines hero yot;
they are all prospects. And yet every
one that has been handled with intelligence has paid the same as Slocan silver lead properties���from the grass
roots. What the country needs is capital to develop with. It is not roady
for the large investor, but a company
that is willing to put money into development is sure to reap a rich harvest. All the best indications arc here
present���the true Assure vein well defined that can bo traced for miles, welij
mineralized, good walls. Also large
contact veins���nearly all prospects.
All the formations known are to be
found in these mountains. Besides the
old anoient channel and high bar
placer mines, you will find every
stream and draw leading to the mountain tops worked. Water is carried foi!
miles in dlches to the draws. Some of
jtbem on the very apex, when worked,
pay from $2-to $0 a day to the inau.
Some IIIe Nuggets.
The past season four men washed out,
with pick and shovel work, in 52  days
$2,600 worth of gold, all  coarse.   The
largest nuggot   was   worth   $20(1  and
most  of  it  has   more or   less quartz
inixod with thc gold.   Just below this
Is the Sharp brothers'  claim, worked
by an old 49'er by tho name of Taylor.
He has a 13 lb., a 12 1-4 lb., a 7 lb. and
a 5 1-2 lh. nugget, all taken  from   (his
crook.   Near Oscar crock is a German
family named Gontnur.   The  old lady
sold a goose last Thanksgiving fur 75c
to a Grant's   i'ass  merchant   who on
drossing it fouud in the gizzard $1.05 in
gold.   Now the old lady always dresses
her poultry before  marketing and she
says she gets from 25c to $2 in dust and
nuggets per hoad from each fowl.  The
people who live here are for tho most
part farmers, somo   placer miners, hut
they know nothing of quartz.
Several Spokane mon arc operating
here; also, E. B.'Mills of Nolson. They
are all opening quartz minos and are
doing exceedingly well. As for myself
I have one property on wl ion 1 am doing some work, taking out about four
tons of ore a day with tho assistance of
three men. It asssys from $10 to $4,000
per ton. I intend to remain here until
May 1st, when I shall return to tho
West Kootenay.
Yours Faithfully,
D. F. Strobeck.
Grant's Pass, Oregon, Dec. 12.
Read the News and then subscribes A WIDOWS AFFECTIONS.
A'l indued by uii IIIIiiisIm Jury to He
Worth Over <s.->4,0OO.
In most broach of promise cases Ihe
auiiiuiit of damages asked for is ten
times as much as the damages sustained or hoped to be received. But a jury
recently gave a verdict in a case at
Danville, ill., In whieh the affections
of tlie fair plaintiff were adjudged to
Im' worth over $54,000. Tills is probably the largest  award   for   slighted
MRS. CAIIKIK  COHBKTT.
love ever made In a breach of promise
court. The story of the circumstances
out of which the case arose is an important one.
.lohn H. Germand hns long lieen considered the wealthiest man ln Danville, 111. He was a real estate owner
for several years and his property
brought in large returns. He had
many tenants, among whom was Mrs.
Carrie Corbet!, a beautiful widow of
88 years, who lived with her Utile 12-
year-old son. Germand visited her
once a month, but claims his visits
were at tlrst of a purely business nature. One day he went to the house
in give some Inslrurtioiis to some
painters who were nt work when Mrs.
Oorbett asked hlm to come Into her
apartment. This lie did and the two
sat upon tlie sofa. This was the liogin-
iiing of a long courtship, in the course
of which IJerinand look her out for
carriage drives, and on several occasions they Journeyed to distant towns
together, ami once both went to Clil-
.���iigii on a vacation trip. Of course
(hey were always properly chaperoned.
It wenl along this Way for a long
time, and Ihen came a trip I hat led to
a disruption. Mr. Germand wii* going
10 the convention of Christian Kmieav-
orers in San Francisco. Mrs. Corbett
expressed her desire to go along, and
her sweetheart bought the ticket and
paid Ihe other Incidentals of the trip,
on the way Mrs. Corbett paid particular attentions to a delegate on the
train, and carried ou a flirtation with
hlm all Ihe time, (.erinand was Jealous, and so the trouble came on which
.'iilmimited in the breach of promise
and the latter with the fishes, and was
as quick as a flash to detect in the pn-
]>er of another author the oversight of
some long-sought link which he had
been awaiting. Thus in losing him we
have lost our ablest and most discerning
critic. No one has made such profuse
and overwhelming demonstration of
the actual historical working of the
laws of evolution, his popular reputation perhaps resting most widely upon
his practical aud speculative Studies
In evolution.
BIG      SHIPMENTS      FROM       KASLO.
A PIONEER'S NEGLECTED GRAVE
Beneath  a   Wild   Cherry  Tree  Sleeps
A usiin, I lu- Kounclcrol* Texus.
Among the foothills of the Ozark
mountains, iu the cemetery at I'otosi,
Mo., He the remains of Moses Austin,
the founder of Texas, for whom the
eepital of that State Is named. His
grave Is In a neglected state.
Moses Austin was a native of Durham, Conn., and emigrated to Missouri aboul the year 1785. In 1797 he
obtained from the Spanish Government a grant of land containing (1,085
acres, which is still known as the Austin survey, and Includes a portion of
I'otosi townslte. In the year 171)8 Austin built a costly mansion Just opposite
the site of the present court house, and
was at that lime the finest structure
west of tfie Mississippi River. He wus
extensively engaged in mining ou the
claim, and in his report to the Government lu 18111 reported 200 -miners at
work on the claim. He built the first
furnace lu the Southwest.
lu the year 1821 he explored Ihe unknown province of Texas, and afterward secured a grant to enter and col-
onine. He returned to Missouri in 182;!
for the purpose of organizing a colony,
but was taken sick and died and his
remains were interred In the Protest-
TRAVELERSGUIDE
Summary of Railway-Steamer Time
Cards from Kaslo.
Glance Over the Camp at Florence
���Trail of Dead Honea From
skuit'iiiiy to the Lake*���British Columbia Properties Bonded.
Kedd McDonald of Helena, Mont., has
just returned from a visit of several
weeks to Skaguay, where he has been
looking over the field with a view of engaging in business there in the spring.
"The Skaguay trail was fully as bad as
it was painted," said he to a Spokesman-
Review reorter. "So great was thc haste
to get across to the lakes that no man
would stop oven to roi. a boulder out of
the trail or to chop otr a small tree that
might prove an obstruction. Horses were
clubbed until they would jump over the
obstructions, and the result of the inhti-
FOR       WHITEWATER, BANDON,
Cody, etc., Kafllo A Slocan Railway trains
leave Kaslo dally at 8 a. in.; returning:,
arrive at Kaslo 3:60 p. in.
FOR THREE FORKS. NEW DENVER.
Rosebery and Nakusp, take K. & 8. Ry.
from Kaslo to Sandon, and thence Nakusp & Slocan Railway, leaving Sandon
dally at 7:46 a. m.; returning, arrive da.ly
at Sandon at 4:56 p.  m.
FOR REVELSTOKE, VANCOUVER,
Victoria and other main line points on
C. P. R., boat from Nakusp to Arrowhead, cars to Revelstoke, thence connect with east and west bound trains.
FOR SILVERTON, SLOCAN CITY,
etc., take Steamer Slocan on Sloean .lake,
connoting with Nakusp A Slocan Ry. at
Rosebery.
FOR NORTHPORT, SPOKANE, ROSS-
land and Orand Forks, take the Steamer
International from Kaslo daily at 6:45 a.
tn.. except Sunday, making' connections at
Five Mile Point, near Nelson, with Nelson A Fort Sheppard Ry., then to North-
port. From Northport to Spokane continue the railway, known south of
Northport as the Spokane Falls & Northern,   arriving at   Spokane ut  6:4G p.   ni.
For Rossland chance at Northport to
tho Red Mountain Ry., arriving nt Ross
manity and extreme hurry was a trail of i land st 3:40 p. m.   Or, Rossland may   be
' reached   from  Nelson via    Columbia    &
dead horses from Skaguay to tho lakes.
It will be different next year. A company with plenty of money is blasting
out as good a wagon road as one could
wish all the way from Skaguay to the
lake. It will have a solid rock foundation and tliere will be no trouble ou account of swampy ground and loose corduroy. A tramway is also iu course of erection to tho summit.
"I was also at Dyea, and work is just
beginning on it tramway over the worst I ~~C. P. R. Co.'s Steamer Kokanee leaves
00 * T.T I.      .S..I1.. ........       -1.....I... at     7 -in     a TT,
Kootenay Ry. to Hobson, thence by river
steamer to Trail, thence by Columbia A
We.tern Ry. to Rossland. Or, Rossland
may be reached via Nakusp and Trail by
dally staamers down the Arrow lakes and
Columbia river.
For Grand Forks and Boundary Creek
points, take S. F. ft N. Ry. from North-
port to Boaeburg or Marcus, thence by
stage across reservation.
FOR AINSWORTH, PILOT BAT, NEL-
son. etc., I. N. ft T. Co.'s Steamer International leaves Kaslo dally, except Sunday, at 6:46 a. m.; returning, leaves Nelson
at i p. in., arriving at Kaslo about 8:30 p.
m
Kaslo dally, except Sunday, at 7:30 a. m.,
arriving at Nelson at 11 a. m.; returning,
leaves Nelson at 4 p. in., arriving at Kaslo at 7:30 p.  in.
FOR FORT STEELE, WARDNER, etc.,
during navigation season the I. N. & T.
Co.'s steamer Alberta leaves Kuslo
Fridays at 9 p. m. for Bonner's
Ferry, Idaho, thence by Great Northern
Ry. to Jennings, Mont., thence by river
during navigation season.   Or take steam-
T A III.Is: OF DISTANCB*.
r��n   Kaaio   to   Snrronndtngr   Bul-
������������ Points.
ant cemetery. His plans were successfully carried into effect by his son,
Stephen F. Austin, but ns his father
was the originator of the exploration
he Is rightly called the founder of the
Lone Star Slate.
A very large cherry tree has grown
over the grave. The once famous mansion   was  destroyed   uy  fire  in 1873.
of the trail there. Dyea has no harbor,
and all the merchandise is unloaded at
Skaguay now and transported across on
barges.
"Skaguay is a lively camp, but there is
not much money in circulation. Men who
are staying over there waiting for spring
are hanging on to their money.     1 look
for a big rush in the spring by way of j er from Golden, on C
Skaguay, as 1 believe its wagon road will   Tuesdays and Fridays at 4
,, , 11   _: 1.1 ii uii Columbia and down the Ko
enable a man to walk right through to
the lakes with ease. I am going back to
engage in business, but shall not go as
early as some. The lake won't break up j
before the 1st of June, and if men go up I
tliere sooner they will have to sit around
in snowstorms and wait. Last year the
ice went out May 28, but the Indians said
The Florence Camp.
Florence is a lively camp. Tliere has
been a strong movement of capital into
Florence, Idaho, this season. Within a
year if> is said Florence will have an aggregate pay roll that will make it one of
tlio best mining centers in thc state and
there will be six mills running soon in
the camp. A year ago there were but
two running along in desultory fashion.
Tho Ilannel mill started up about three
weeks ago and is doing good work. Captain N. D. Moore will soon have a five-
stamp mill working on his Blossom and 1 Asheroft
P.  R. main  line,
a. m., up the
Kootenay river.
Thompsons l.un<iliiK.IU
Trout Lake nty IK
Ferguson   130
Revelstoke (31 tin).. 133
Vernon  323
Penticton    1*3
Karaloops  331
3M
as that property has yielded thousands of j Tt.\."'.'................��/��
WKWT llR NORTH.
Miles.
Whitewater  17
Bear Lake   to
IfcQulrsvn  23
Sandon (3 hour*)  29
Cody   31
Three Porks   33
New Denver   33
Rosebery  41
Silverton   43
Blocan Olty   IB
Nakusp	
Halcyon Hot, Spr'gs
KAST  OR  SOUTH.
Miles.
Ainsworth   12
Pilot Hay   30
Balfour   il
Sanca    S3
Nelson  (4 hours) 43
Yoilr  to
Robson   70
Trail   30
Northport (7 bra)....103
Russian! (10 hours)..130
70 Boseburg    It!
S6|Marcus 181
Arrowhead  105'Grand Forks  130
Laurie  103 Oreenwooi  132
Anaeontla  133
Boundary  200
Midway    304
Bpokane (IS hours)..333
Goat River  N
Bedllngtoa   (Rykerta 77
Port HIU   T3
Lucas  103
Bonntrs Ferry ill h)140
Arrested a Whole Funeral.
It   has  long   been    the   custom    ot, ^^ wheJJ         ferf b    ^   ^ , New WM.ml���rf���,   .,���
funerals   the  world  over    to    proceed i __,_._ ...:���   _"..t.ii ��_.   if.! Vancouver  (61 hnO'.H.
Baptist Church���Services will lie held in the
school house every Lord's day. Morning
services, 11 o'clock; Sunday school and pas
tor's Bible class Immediately after morning
service; evening services, 7:5(1. All are cordially invited to attend.
Kkv. II. 0. NKWCOMBit, Pastor.
("athomc cnuKcit���Corner C. avenue and (1th
St. No regular pastor at present. Occasional
servli
No regular pastor at present.   (
vices by special announcement.
FRATERNAL ORGANIZATIONS.
Masons��� Kaslo lodge No. 38, A. P. and A.M.,
meets tlrst Monday ln every mouth at Ma
sonic hall over (Ireen Urns.' store. Visiting
brothers cordially invited to attend.
Hamilton Brags, W. M.
E. E. cuirMAN. Secretary.
Maso.sk: CHAiTKa���Kootenay Chapter,R. A. M.
holds regular convocations on the second
Tuesday of each month ln Masonic Hall,
Kaslo. Visiting companions are cordially in
vited. K. E- Cini'MAN, 2.
Chas. Trumbull, Scribe K.
M accaiif.kr- -Hliii'iin Tent No. 6, Knights ot the
Maccabees, meets second and last Thursdays
of each month at Livingston's hall, Kaslo.
Visiting Knights cordially Invited.
Mosi Holland, W, A. luviss,
Keeper of Record*. Commander.
Foresters.���Court Kaslo No. 8387, Independen t
Order of Foresters.   Meets M and 4th Fridays
of each month in Livingstone's Halt,   visit
ing brethren are cordially Invited.
Norman McIntosh, W. B. Strathkrm,
Recording Secretary. Chief Ranger.
I'lail'KSSHINAL    CARDS.
QR. J. F. B. ROGERS,
Physician and Surgeon.
Graduate Trinity University, Toronto, Ont.,
Member of College of Physicians and Surgeons,
Licentiate of the B. c. Council. Late of New
York Hospitals and Polyclinic. Hartin building, Kaslo, B. C.
QR
A.|S. MARSHALL.
over to procc
slowly; not so, however, with funerals
in the outskirts of Brooklyn. Th6
other day  In that city a funeral  was
THE   W0OINO8   OK   MILS.  CAKltlt.   COMIETT.
case as above Indicated. Oermand Is
71 years old and has been three times
ii widower. The amount of the damage allowed wa* s ewprl** to all-
even to Mrs. Corliett herself. But before the trial (lermwul hnd disposed
of most of his pro|>ert.v, ho that In all
probability the judgment of the court
will stand unsatisfied.
A Great Authority on Involution.
There is a sketch of "A Orey.t Naturalist," the late Kdward Drinker Cope,
In the Century. It is written by Henry
Ii'alrfleld Osborn. Prof. Oslxirn says:
His pioneer exploration came early In
the age of Darwinism, when missing
links, not only In the human ancestry,
but ln the greater chain ot backboned
animals, were at the highest premium.
Thus he was fortunate In recording the
discovery in northwestern New Mexico
of by far the oldest quadrupeds known,
ln finding among these tbe most venerable monkey, In describing to the
world hundreds of links���ln fact, whole
chains���of descent between the most
ancient quadrupeds and what we
please to call the higher types, especially the horses, camels, tapirs, dogs and
cats.  He Labored successfully to con-
splnnliig along when the benrse driver
carelessly ran over a boy's bicycle and
ruined lt.
The poliri'imin, who gave chase, overhauled the hearse, climbed up nn the
box nnd arrested the driver for bis
recklessness.
"All you people follow me!" the policeman shouted to the drivers of the
carriages In the funeral cortege.
Thereupon he turned the horses
toward the police station and started
them at a trot. The hearse driver was
dumb with astonishment. All the carriages dutifully trundled along behind.
Imagine the astonishment of tbe citizens of Brooklyn upon seeing a whole
funeral procession trotting toward the
lockup. The unhappy occupants of the
carriages, knowing nothing of the reason for the change In their Itinerary,
were full of Indignation.
The sergeant refused to entertain tbe
charge against the hearse driver, and
he advised the boy to get a warrant for
the driver If he wished to prosecute
him. Thereupon the funeral procession
resumed Its Journey toward the cemetery.
Fine clothes do not make the woman,
tieet the reptiles with tbe amphibians, I but they sometimes break the husband
tain'B company will doubtless find the
product of the mill most profitable The
l'oorman company announces that a mill
has been ordered for that property, but
it will not be put in place until spring.
The new Hiyu mill will doubtless be ia
operation next week and the Waverly
has a new five-stamp mill on the way,
which will replace a two-stamp mill now
in use there. Tlie latter mill, it is understood, will go to tlie Bluebird mine.
The mill on the Ozark is running night
and day and is reducing from 12 to 15
tons of rich ore daily. The pay roll of
the Banner, Waverly and Ozark Compa'n-
ies must be fully $150 per day now, with
a prospect that it will be increased soon,
it was unusually early. It often Btays in
until the middle of June."
The Overland.
The Overland, near old Montana City,
Mont., has made a new striKe on the 300-
foot level of the mine, in the west drift,
a chute of ore being encountered 10 feet in
width, a large portion of it being thickly
studded with the single standard metal.
The discovery was made soon after commencing work on the drift, and where the
high grade was supposedly all taken out
last summer. No particular search was
made, orders were simply given to commence work on the drift at ti.e 300 level
and the discovery was made. The effect of the strike will be far reaching on
the groat gold lode. The Overland people are fixing to sink below the water,
w.ich it was found impossible to do with
the present machinery on the mine. A
new 00-horso power boiler and No. 8
Cameron sinking pump is now being
laced in position when the Overland will
be opened to greater depth.
Secured a lloisil.
It. J. McKenzie has bonded the Enterprise, Anchor and Lake View properties,
in Long Lake camp, B. C, from A. Cameron and D. R. Campbell, for $50,000. By
the terms of the bond no money was paid
down, and the payments extend over one
year with a provision that development
must be prosecuted continuously on the
properties. $
Althcton Claim Bonded.
An English syndicate has bonded the
Athelton claim, in Wellington camp, B.
C, from Mack brothers, for $16,000, paying 10 per cent in cosh, the balance to be
in payments extending over a year. The
Athelton is a high grade property, situated close to the Golden Crown mine,
English  Syndicate.
The English syndicate which is developing the group of claims at the head of
Woodbury creek, near Nelson, B. C, will
employ a force of 25 men this winter.
There are a number of men at work
building a trail to the properties.
Victoria (M hi_),....5M
Seattle (33 hours)....633
Tacoma (33 bours)...330
I'o, Uisml (��3 .ours)..333
���Via C.  P.  R.
Jennings, Mont.
Wardner.   B.   ft*
Fort Steele*
.303
.333
.(0i)
Cranbrook  413
doidt
Windermere*    	
Banff  	
���Via -trail   about
above distances!.
Dentist.
Gradual* of American College, Chicago.
Kaslo, It. C.
p     W. GROVES,
Civil and -fining Engineer.
Provincial Land Surveyor.
Underground Surveys. Surface and
Aerial Tramways, Mineral Claims surveyed and reported upon.   Kaslo, B. C.
I/ATE A. KELLIHER,
Stenographer.
Office with Henry Croft  -   Kaslo, B. C.
QEOROE E. MARTIN.
Notary Public,
Arbitrator, Assignee
Conveyancing, Etc
Over Tjimotit & Young's Book Store, J
KASLO, B C
Q   W. ORIMMKTT,
Jeweler and Optician,
Beco Avenue, Sandon, B. C.
ONLY OPTICIAN IN KOOTENAY,
EYE8 TESTED FKEE.
OFFICIAL DIRECTORY.
DOMINION.
Governor-General Earl of Aberdeen
Premier Blr Wilfred Laurier
Member ot the House of Commons, Dominion
Parliament, for West Kootenay	
   Hewitt Bostock
PROVINCIAL.
Lieut -<lo-ernor Hon. T. K. Mclnnes
Premier Hon. J. H. Turner
Attorney-Oeneral  Hon. D. M  Kberts
Com. of Lands and Works .   Hon. U. B. Martin
Minister of M tnei and Education	
 Hon. Jas. Baker
Provincial Mineralogist Wm. A. Carlyle
Members of Legislative Assembly for West
Kootenay	
North Hiding J. M Kellle
South Riding J. P. Hume
KASLO OFFICIAL DIRECTORY.
Mayor. Robert F. Green
Aldermen���A. T. Garland, A. W. Uoodenongh,
J. D. Moore, G. O. Buchanan. H. A. Cameron.
City Clerk K. E.Chipman
Police Magistrate J. B. McKilligan
City Marshal M. V. Adams
Assistant W. A. Milne
City Solicitor ...C.W. McAnn
Auditor CD. McKeniie
Treasurer. J. B. McKilligan
Assessor B. P. Taek
Water Commissioner K. A. Cockle
Health Officer Dr. J. F. B. Rogers
City council meets every Thursday evening
at the city hall, 3th street, bei ween Front St.
and A avenue.
VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT.
Chief Hugh P. Fletcher
First Deputy Chief (ieorgo Reid
Second Deputy chief John li. Keenan
Third Deputy Chief John Flsk
Secretary Archie Morris
Treasurer Una Adams
DISTRICT DIRECTORY.  |
Mining Recorder and Assessor-Tax Collector
 John Keen
Collector of Customs J. F. Mcintosh
School Trustees---August Carney, J. D.Moore,
0. O. Buchanan.   Principal���Prof. Jas. Hlslop.
KASLO POBTOFFICK.
General delivery open dally (Sundays excepted) from 8 a. m. until 7 p. in. Lobby open
from 7 a. ro. to 9:30 p. m.
Malls for despatch closed as follows: For
all parts of the world every evening except
Saturday and Hnnday, at ��. p. in.
Mails arrive from united States and lake
points daily except Sunday, at 3:80 p. m,
From C. P. R. points and Slocan points, arrive dally except Sunday, at 4:00 p. m.
Registration office open 8:30 a. m��� 6:80 p. m.
Money order office and Postoffice Savings Bank
open 9 a.m. to 5 p. m.
S. H. (iKEKN. Postmaster.
Mrst J* S. Johnstone*..
DRESSMAKER,
Embroidery and
Mantua Making.
yiRST-OI.At.H WORK.
Butte Hotel.      -     -      KASLO, B. C.
Front Street.
FOB THE BEST
BATHS!
GO TO THE
GrandBarber Shopt
HALL BBOS , KASLO, B. C.
jJB_T"New Nickel Tubs.   Tickets  good
for three baths, fl.
Stevenson & Becker.
.ASSAYsERSand
CHEMISTS,
A Ave., bet. 4th and 5th, KASLO, B. C.
CHURCH DIRECTORY.
Methodist CHORCit���Cor. C. and nth Bt. Divine services every Bnnday at 11 a. m. and
7:80 p. m. Sunday school at 3:80. Stranger*
always welcome.
C. Ault FaoccNi-t, M. A., Pastor.
Pbimittkruh Chubch-Corner 4th street and
B avenue. Services every Sunday at 11 a. m.
and 7:80 p. m. Bnnday school and Bible elan,
2:80 p. ui. Prayer meeting Wednesday evening at 8 o'clock. Free seats; strangers and
others heartily weleome.
Rev. Jambs Naibn, Minister.
One sen or F.NOi.-xn���Southwest corner oQC
avenue and 5th street. Services every Sua.
day at 11 a. m and 7:88 ��. in. AU are eafdlal
ly Invited. Riv. C. F. Yatm,
Mtsssioner tn Charge.
All assay and analytical work carefully done by the latest laboratory methods
/.(���milts guaranteed.
Price.3 made on application.
J. B. FERGUSON AND C. F. CALDWELL,
Mining
and Real Estate
.Agents.
Correspondence solicited.
Address, KASLO, B. C.
Ta   the   Ladles.
Band tan cents to Womankind, Bpringfleld,
Ohio, U. & A. and receive Womankind, a
handsome home TUfsalf (or three months sad
a free copy ot the Womankind Cook Book. You
will be pleased wltb both the paper aud book. \
MRS. MERRYDEW'S
&      RESIGN A TION.      *
T'S just what
I always predicted," groaned Mrs. Merry-
dew;   "I      lvlll'W
)-����� this     sort     of
thing," with   a
glance    around
her   cool,   airy
kitchen,   where
the ball-fringed
curtains Buttered lu the breeze anil the tall clock (old
off the seconds with leisurely deliberation, "wns a deal too Rood lo lasi:   I
dreamed last night that I saw Sam In
bis winding sheet,  and this  morning
when the letter came I knew what was
In lt, word  for word, before ever    I
broke the seal!"
"What has hapiiened?" eagerly 'liies-
tloned Bitty Johnson, the village gossip, who had gtopped ou her way to the
place where she was engaged for a
day's work at dressmaking to ask how
Mrs. Merrydew's rheumatism was.
"He aln't-dead?"
"Dead!" croaked the old lady, "what
a start you do give one, to lie sure!
Dead���of course he ain't dead! He's
only���married!"
"Well, I declare." said Hltty, "If
that don't beat all! Your Sam married!"
"Married last week," said Mrs. Mary
Merrydew, "and going to bring his
bride to see me to-day. What am I
going to do, I'd like to know, with a
daintily fine lady front the city, who
don't know a spinning wheel from a
clothes press, and never put her hands
into a pan of good scalding dishwater
in ber life?"
"Well, but," said Hltty Johnson, "It
seeins to me as If that was borrerin'
trouble afore It's due! How do you
know but what you'll like her?"
"Did you ever know one of these city
girls that was worth her salt?" contemptuously demanded Mrs. Merry-
dew. "Not everybody knows what my
luck has been, all my life long. If
there was a bud egg in the bilin' I was
always certain sure to get It; If I
bought ticket No_ 7 In the raffle at a
church fair, No. IS was always the ticket to draw the prize. I didn't expect
anything better, and I'm resigned lo
the Lord's will! Oh, dear, dear, this is
a hard world to live In!"
"A queer kind of resignation,"
.'".1 thought Miss Hltty, as she hastened
on, leaving .Mrs. Merrydew wiping her
eyes with a yellow silk pocket handkerchief au<j sighing like any furnace.
"And If Sam Merrydew really has got
married, I hope to goodness he's got a
woman who won't take the world quite
so hard as his mother does!"
"Yes, I'm resigned," said Mrs. Merrydew, as she cut the white, crisp fall apples Into Juicy slices for a tart, and
mournfully filled the stove with fresh
wood. "Though I don't s'pose Sam's
wife will keep the old china and the
silver candlesticks and tho iloughten
oarpets as I've done; no, and she won't
set no store by the old furniture that
has been In tbe Merrydew family for a
generation and a half. She'll set and
fold her hands, and let everything go to
wrack and ruin- but I'm resigned. And
Sam, he'll be neglected, and his shirts
will be destroyed, and his stockings
won't be mended���who ever heard of a
city lady toklng the trouble to mend
Stockings? But I alu't one to grumble,
and I always did say that, whatever
happened, I would try to be resigned!"
The baking was all done���the table
was set for tea, and the firelight gleaming through the cracks of the stove
danced merrily up and down on the
yellow-washed walls, and Mrs. Merrydew was alternately dozing over her
knitting and wiping surreptitious tears
from her spectacle glasses, when there
came a loud, Insistent knocking at the
door, and in walked a tall, untidy young
woman In a cheap blue silk dress,
whose mangy train drew itself over the
floor, and a black lace hat overloaded
with ragged artificial flowers.
"Bless me!" said Mrs. Merrydew, only
naif awoke, "who axe you?"
'Tib Sam's wife," said ttfe young
woman, looking around her wltb Indolent Interest. "And I s'pose you're
my mothor-ln-lawr ,
"You?" gasped the poor old lady.
scarcely able, at firsl. to realize the
meaning nf the handsome slattern's
words. "You Sam's wile! It can't be
possible!"
The young woman untied the si rings
of her bonnet with a laugh, and Bung
It carelessly on the table.
"I guess I ain't good enough for you,"
said she. "Sam said his folks wouldn't
just fancy me at lirst, but we're tight
married and there's no help for If; so
you'll just have to make the best of
things."
"You���you are from the city?" hesitated poor Mrs. Merrydew, not knowing what else to say.
"I walled In a restaurant." said Sam's
wife. "That's where he lirst saw me.
In New York."
"He never told me that," said Mrs.
Merrydew, faintly.
"I s'pose It's dreadful dull and poky
out here," said the young woman, with
j a shrug of her pretty tawdry shoulders.
"Do the crickets always keep on cheep
���Cheeping, like this?    And don't the
j wind ever stop moaning through the
| trees?   Dear me, what a crazy looking
I old clock!   Why don't you change lt off
I for something modern?   Tea?    No, I
i don't care for tea.    I'd a deal rather
have a glass of beer.   Beer always seis
j me up when I feel faint. Or p'raps you
j might put Just a drop of gin or spirits
] ln the tea?"
Mrs. Merrydrew grew sick at heart���
I she leaned up against the wall and
j closed her eyes.
"Is this my only son's wife?" she :i.<k-
i ed herself. "This coarse, untidy, half-
! educated creature? Oh, what have I
! done to be1 punished like this? Sam's
j wife! In all the pictures of her that I
| pn luted to myself tliere was never one
j like this.   No. never!' '
And the picture of her boy's blighted
life, her own desolate future, rose dark-
| ly up before her mind's eye with slck-
| ening distinctness.
1 "I can't be resigned to this!" she v.t-
I tered aloud.
Sam's wife eyed her with lazy Indifference, mingled wilh rising dislike
aud prejudice.
"Humph!" said she. "I don't see how
you're going to help yourself, mother-
in-law. What's done can't be undone.
Sum's sick of Ids bargain, aud you're
sick of yoiirn, but I ain't tired of mine!"
with a sinister chuckle. "It may be
dull and stupid here, but it's a peg
higher up than waiting in a liftceti-
ccnt restaurant, anyhow."
"Where's Sam?" Mrs. Merrydew asked abruptly.
"Ain't he here?" snid the young wife,
opening  her  china-blue  eyes.     "Why,
he came yesterday!"
"Sam?"
"Yes, Sam. Sampson Parley Parkins,
Esquire!" with an Insolence which was
heightened by a delimit toss of the
head, "If you want the full name and
all particulars, old lady!"
"There's some mistake," said Mrs.
Merrydew, with a sudden sensation of
grateful relief at her heart "My son's
name ts not Sampson Parley Parkins,
although I believe there Is a young
man of that name living at th" grls)
mill, four miles up the road. My son Is
called Samuel Merrydew."
"Good gracious!" cried the bride,
starting to her feet in a scrambling,
terrified sort of way, and making a
vague clutch at the shabby bonnet.
"Then I've mnde a mistake and come
to the wrong place! They lOld me It
was a red house, back of four big willows!"
"Yes," said Mrs. Merrydrew, "it Is
a red house behind four large willow
trees, but there" (with conscious pride)
"the likeness ends. Perkins' Mill House
ls not by any means such a place as
this!"
At the same moment an open wagon,
wll besplasbed with liquid mud, clattered up to the door, and a shrill voice
was heard crying out:
"Evenln', Mis' Merrydew! Seen anything of a young 'oman ln a blue gown
and red shawl hereabouts? I've some-
bow missed my wife at the depot, and
���why, there she Is now! How on earth
craw you here, Louisa Jeannetta? You
might ha' knew I'd a-come arter you,
If you could ha' waited a si>ell."
And Mr. Sampson I'arley I'arklns. a
long-limbed Yankee, in a blue cheeked
shirt and a suit of pepper-and-salt
cloth, helped his wife lulo the vacant
seat of the muddy wagon and rattled
awny, leaving Mrs. Merrydew standing
staring on the door step.
"I am resigned now!" said that matron aloud, apparently addressing her-
Helf to the crows and the crickets.
"(Jood land o' liberty, It was just exactly like a bad dream!"
But Mrs. Merrydew had hardly returned to the cozy sitting room again,
when a second sound of wheels broke
upou the fragrant silliness of the October evening. Hie door was flung open
and a cheerful voice exclaimed:
"How d'ye do, mother, dear? Here's
my wife! Hive her a kiss, for she Is
prepared to love you dearly!"
And a sweet, child-like young face,
framed lu by smooth bauds of shining
hair, was lifted to hers, while a soft
voice whispered:
"Dear mother, do try aud like me a
little, for Sam's sake."
"My dear," said the old woman, with
tears lu her eyes, "do you think you
can get along In this old-fashioned
place wilh only me for a companion?"
And Sam's wife answered: "Oh,
mother, It is so beautiful and quaint
anil quiet here, and during all those
years that I taught in the city I have
so longed for a home���a real home, like
this!"
Hltty Johnson looked lu the next
morning, "Just for a minute" again, as
she I nidged by.
"I'Vel any nioro resigned, Mrs. Merrydew?" she asked, In a voice of careftil;
ly uttuned sympathy. "Of course, It's
a drefful trial, but "
Mrs. Merrydrew smiled broadly.
"Resigned 1" said she. "I uever was
so resigned In my life. Lily Is a gem of
the purest wnter. Sam Is the luckiest
fellow In the world, and I���well, I
couldn't have suited myself better If
I'd looked all creation over for a daughter-in-law! Don't talk to me about resignation! Folks don't need to be resigned wheu a golden streak of good fortune comes to 'em!"
"Do tell!" said Hetty Johnson. "Well,
I never did."'���New York Ledger.
LIEN ON FALSE TEETH.
j   - Dentist Think., Hi*  Work   as Oood
us That of a Carpenter.
"Say," he said, as he broke ruthlessly
Into a lawyer's office, "I've got a job
for you."
"That's what I'm here for." said the
I lawyer. "State your case and I'll make
; a fee pretty quick."
"Well. It's Ibis way," said the dent-
| 1st, for that's what he was, "I made a
I set of false teeth for a scalawag a few
��� weeks ago, ami made 'em on the Installment plan.    The feller paid me a
] dollar down, and he was to pay me a
' dollar a week for ten weeks, anil 1 was
i to have a lien on the teeth until they
j were paid for. Now he's quit paying
land won't lei me have the molars. Says
l they hurt his Jaw, bnt I take notice
| they never affected his cheek very
j much."
"Did you give hlm a bill for 'em?"
"No.   Never gave hliu anything but
Ihe teeth."
"Have no agreement in writing for
I a chattel mortgage specifying Ihe kind
of plates, and the gums, and the mini
ber of teeth?"
"No. I tell you I didn't have anything, and I ain't got anything yet.
What I want to know is, haven't I got
a mechanic's lien on them teeth?
Didn't I work on 'em, and isn't my
��� work as good as a carpenter's or a
bricklayer's?"
, "Well. I hardly think a mechanic's
lien covers your case. I don't, think
you can get them back."
"What would they do to me if I held
him up and took 'em out of his mouth
and went off wilh 'em?"
"Maybe they could hold you for petit
larceny. If you can catch him in his
room asleep, and attach them by getting out a writ, maybe you onu get hlm
; to come to taw. but that would cost
you more than the teeth are worth. I
guess you're In for it this time."
"Weil. I won't get In that kind of a
hole again. I'll bet you.   I'll go to some
; of these fellers running for the Legislature, and I'll make them promise to
pass a law giving us dentists n lien on
| the teeth  we make, good  till they're
: paid for."
"Thiii's right; that's a   good   Idea.
i Two dollars, plense.    Call again."
(HOTELS    ANII    UKSTA IH A NT��.
Central Hotel
Front'St. Hauls..
New   Bnlldlng ��nd   Newly   Fnrni��hed
Throughout.
-���-
BEST ROOnS IN THE CITY.
a Ffrit-olSsH n��r in connection.
OTTO * KEUTKK.
THE LANGH/1M,
Furnishe,, Rooms.
Conducted by Minn Case.
Electric lights, hot and cold baths, steum heated, newly furnished throughout.   Everts.
Chltag lint class.   Corner A avenue and
Fifth street. Kaslo, B.C.
ADAMS HOUSE,
Kaslo, R C.
.Hates $1.00 and  Upwards.
ADAMS BROS., Proprietors.
; Sole agents for Pabst Beer, Milwaukee,
Wis.
LAKE VIEW
Hotel and
Restaurant,
Ut 'JOHNPON A PKTKKP'ON".
A GOOD INDIAN.
Grave   of   a   thief   Who   Sinned   th
Treaty of William   I'enn.
A short time ago near Sunbury, Pa.,
Ihe remains of one of the Indian chiefs,
who participated in the signing of the
treaty, through which William Penn
came Into possession of Pennsylvania,
were unearthed. The remains are lliose
of Chief Shikelliniy, grand sachem of
the l.eiini-Lennpes and the deputy governor appointed by the Iroquois upou
their conquest of the Susqiiehnuuu Indians. He lived in the Indian village
of Shonioko. on the present site of Sun-
bury and Northumberland, and went
thence to sign the treaty under the elm
tree.
Chief Shikelliniy was a good Indian,
a true representative of everything rhat
was grand In the Indian character; who
never proved untrue Io his word, betrayed a white man nor condoued a
crime. On account of his ability to
govern ami his nobleness of character,
he was selected by thc chief of the Six
Nations to rule the Indians along the
Ot-zln-iich-son, as the bountiful Susquehanna River was culled. When the
Iroquois, the so-called Six Nation's,
made war upon tlie original owners of
tlie Susquehanna Valley, the l.enni-
Lenapes, they succeeded ln subduing
them after a bitter struggle aud sent a
deputy governor, Chief Slilkellimy, to
rule over them.
Under his leadership (he l.ennl-
Lenapes never tried to throw off tlie
burden of their conquerors.
Up to this time very Utile Is known of
the chief. He was nn Oneida Indian
and was born In Canada or iu the
northern pun of New York State, near
Ihe lander. After lie settled In Sho
nioko the Moravian missionaries found
hlm there and converted hlm. They
also established a mission under his
protection. At the signing of Ihe I'enn
treaty Chief Shikelliniy represented the
Oneida Indians and the Lenui-Leuapes.
In 1748 Shikelliniy died and was
burled by the missionaries who had
converted hlm. In his grave were
placed many trinkets which had been
his share of the purchase of the price
of Pennsylvania ami ninny of these
were found Intact when his remains
were recently discovered.
Good rooms and good living.    Restaurant in charge of Oscar Monson.
Front Street,
KASLO. B. 0.
Columbia  Hotel,
J. P. BEBJ.BR. Prop.
Schemes for Paris Imposition.
Parisian lugenulty has not yet devised the clou or sensational feature for
the 1900 exhibition, as the committee
has rejected all of the 115 plans submitted. Among them were a glass submarine restauraut, a large vertical
screw, on which a nut containing a res-
tuarant should work up and down; u
model of a town of the year 2000; a national beauty show, at which the prizes
should be awarded to countries making
the best exhibit. Many of the plans
tried to make use of the Eiffel tower;
one proposal waa for a toboggan chute
from the top of the tower, another for
an arrangement of large mirrors, by
which people at the foot conld see tho
panorama of Paris.
It Is estimated that lo aboul '.'.."kKI,
000 persons in this country electricity
contributes a moans of livelihood,
A central station lu Berlin, Germany.
is distributing electric power to 1,700
motors, aggregating 0,110 horse power,
The long-distance telephone transmission now commercially carried on
between Si. Louis and Boston, a distance of 1.4(10 miles. Is the longest telephonic service In the world.
The magnitude of the street railway
mail service Is shown by the fact thai
this year a full $250,000 has lieen appropriated for electric and cable mall
service.
The capital value of the (tower developed by the Niagara Kails ls equal
to $1,1300,000, and a large pari of this
perpetual capital Is being made available by electric power.
The Postmaster Oeneral of Paris
lias, according lo recent advices, prepared n bill for the gradual adoption
of motor cars ami omnibuses by the
postofflce for the use of carriers In the
delivery of the mall.
The locomotives of the Wilmington
and Northern Railroad thai arc litted
with electric headlights have al.so been
equipped wlih electric lamps, operated
'nun the il.vnnnio circuits, for tlie Illumination of the cab gauges.
Merlin Is to hnve a conibiunliou electric street railway, pari of Ihe system
being nn elevated road operated ou Ihe
trolley system and the oilier porlion
mi underground system, the enrs running ill tunnels. Kleelrlc power will
also Is1 used here.
About two yenrs ago the Cincinnati
Slreot Railway Company laid some
steel ties experimentally, bnt nothing
has been heard of steel ties for a long
time. Recent examination of these
tics show such good recutita that the
company Will now lay a considerable
Ullmbcr of Ihem.
Music Is rather more difficult to
transmit than articulate speech, so
that the recent experiments of trnns-
mitllng music HIM) miles is unique.
This was between Sail Diego aud San
Francisco, the San Diego State Uuard
Band playing to a San Francisco audience. It Is stated that the transmission was remarkably tine, thc music
being very plainly heard at the end of
the line.
Clean and Comfortable Rooms.
Best Bar in Kaslo.
A well conducted
RESTAURANT
In connection, managed
by JAMES EGAN.j��j��
Front Street,
KASLO.
ji   lull   I     1..1,   lirL,l..t.Ji.l.A-*--'   -*-'-��-'     ����-'^ *--*
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Anglo-_A_merican
HOTEL
AINSWORTH, B. C.
Finely Fnriiinheit Throughout; bluing Koom
Service I'licxcelled! liar Storked With
choice l.iqu..r/i mid figfira.
.'X .Mi'."_'_'.'-''l1.'-'.''I1 I11!'.''sT'sT1-'1!''!1 _' l"sr V
The Revere, *�� *��
,1. M. BLAIKIK, Prop.
Finely furnished rooms, hard finish,
everything new, electric lights.
A avenue, Kaslo, B. C.       P. ()��� 1k��x 44.
Telephone No. ,'1.
MINERS' EXCHANQE HOTEL,
THRKK FORKS, B. O.
K. C. WlATCT,    -     Proprietor.
clean, homelike mui ounilortable, Ilarlier
���hs.fi In connection. Free Kdlaon i'hnuograph
 n-ert every eienlng.
An Insurance policy often makes a
man more valuable after death than
during hia life.
Strong KvUlcucc.
He- Why, look here! Jenkyns has
gone insane.
Young Mamma -Well. I knew there
was something queer about him. Why,
once the poor man actually told me hia
little son was neither bright, beautiful
nor particularly well behaved.���Truth.
At ii Distance.
Helen - Kittle claims to be a follower
tt tbe fashions.
Wattle-- Well, perhaps she is, but she
Vi a long way behind them.
FURNISHED...
BED ROOMS
���FHOM���
$2 a week up.
tinquirc over .1. B. Wilson's store,
Front Street,      -      -     KASLO, B. C.
HAVE YOU BEEN THERE?
j�� WHERE? j��
Why to the Sloean Boor Ball, where von
ean got freak draft beer by the .ikomrr
or quart.
PBTBR80N A LOfHTEPT,
A Avenue,        ....        Kanlo, B.C. /
BRITISH COLUMBIA NEWS,
: i :i; .MiEii Kvkky FBIDAV At
Kaslo, ti. C.
By The Neu^Pub7co7
Subscription $2.00 Por Annum in Ad-
vance��� Advertising Rates Made
Known on Application.
DECEMBER?
VI KON AND BRITISH COLUMBIA.
It is no use to shut one's eyes to the
Klondike, and pretend that it does not
exist. The evidence, not only of its
existence, but of its ability to touch
upon the affairs of our daily lives, are
seen everywhere.
It is pertinent, however, to inquire
what the effect will be upon British
Columbia. Tho News does not hesitate to say that in its opinion the discovery of the gold fields of the north was
one of tho most fortunate things that
ever happened to British Columbia.
, About once in 20 or 30 years the
world as a whoie is stirred by remarkable gold discoveries, until its interest
is easily excitod and kept at white heat
by everything that pertains tonmining.
Of tho tens of thousands of people that
are preparing to rush into the Yukon
country next spring and summer, a
very large proportion will prefer to go
by an overland route, prospecting as
t hey go.
The Spokane Spokesman-Review has
with some propriety, been laughed at
for its advertisement of its so-called
"Spokane Route."' It probably should
be called the Asheroft route, for that
will bo the diverging point from the
great traveled highways. But, nevertheless, the wide advertising of that
route will doubtless send thousands of
people over nearly a thousand miles of
British Columbia territory. Those people will examine the country closely all
the way north. They will doubtless
otrike many rich finds in the slightly
prospected .territory of the Cariboo,
Omenica and Cassiar countries. They
will be content to presB no further north,
but stay and develop the country.
On the other hand, of the myriads
who sivai'm into the Klondike by the
rarlous trails and passes from Dyea,
Mkagaway and Telegraph Creek, a
lnrge proportion after finding everything in the north taken, that is worth
having, will turn southward by tho
"poor man's route." The consequence
will bo that British Columbia will receive the most thorough prospecting in
its history, and many rich finds will
doubtless be the result.
The southward flowing of men will finally again strike the Kootenay with its
dividend paying mines that will have
been grinding out their silver and golden stores as unconcernedly as though
Klondike had never been heard of.
Again then will Kootenay be re-prospected and the results will doubtless
surprise those who thought that it had
cvoo been scratched.
Investing capital, will, after regarding its sober second thought, return to
the Kootenay and participate in an era
pf development that will be all the
greater for the eyes of the world having
been turnof. this way incidentally while
gazing at the far northwest. No prosperous mining country like the Kootenay will bo harmed by being on the
outskirts of a territory that is the filter of the world's mining exoitemdkt
on the verge oi the twentieth centuryi
skirls of the Klondike will be among
tlie earliest to benefit by it.
The Klondike frtnor Ins stimulated
an Interest in mining in general among
English capitalists that will tell us
favorably here as clsewliore. Right
now they aro investing in Woodbury
crook silver properties at Kaslo's very
doors.
Even ancient China is being awakened from its lethargy. The.News published a few issues since, Bishop Hoffman's account of the gold diggings in
northern China. It is said now that
the Chinese government is considering
opening up these und oilier deposits,
to such an extent that it has applied to
the Canadian government for information regarding its laws relating to
mining as well as to the methods adopted.
Tho Yaqui Indian reservation, in the
state of Sonora, Mexico, has recently
been thrown open to settlement, and
promises to develop new gold fields
that may rival those of the Klondike.
Since the gold fever attacked the
money markots of the world last summer, the various South American
mines, notably in Ecuador and Peru,
are attracting I'enewed attention and
are being developed more extensively
than evor before,
And so it goes. We need not lament the Klondike. Rather welcome
it. It will do more towards advertising British Columbia's resources than
all the agencies that could have been
devised and combinod.
EDITORIAL OUTCROPPINGS.
A NEW MINING BRA.
The world is ln tbe grasp of ono of
those periods of mining excitement,
that gets bold of it every ten or twenty
years. Call It "craze," "fevor"
"spell" or what you will, tho fact Is
evident. Many may be harmed by It
who approach it froth the purely speculative side, but more will be beuefltod,
as the bulk of energy expended will
tend toward the world's development.
These periods of mining excitement
ure of varying degrees of size and intensity. The present one is doubtless
the greatest since the California excitement of 1849. Primarily, as a
world excitement, it started last summer with the Klondike. It promises,
however, not only to overflow
tho Klondike, but all other
bounds. Every mining country that
has anything to offer will be benefitted.
Regions like tbe Kootenay, on the out-
The man who can manufacture gold
out of the baser metals is turning up
lately with surprising frequency. The
question of the transmutation of metals
is nearly as old as history. We may
be nearer it now than were the alchemists of old, but tbe country at large
does not seem to be receiving the practical benefits of it.
Bre'r Cliff, ofthe Sandon Mining Review, commenting upon the recent
visit to the Slocan of Sir Chas. H. Tupper and Hon. F. Peters, gets strangely
mixed up on names lor an old Canadian. Ho refers to them as Sir Hibber
Tuppert and Hon. Mr. Peterson. We
had always supposed our venerable
friend to be a total abstainer, but thc
staggering way in which ho lets his
consonants sashay around leads us to
expect ln next issue any of the following assortment: "Rah for Sir Tlbbert
H.upper, SirTubbort Hipper, Sir Hub-
bert Tipper, Sir Hubbub, (hie) Tubber,
Sir Tub O' Hip-hooray, Christmas
comes (hie) but oaoe a yoar. Le's go
down to Monty's, and sot 'em up again.
Whoop!"
LOCAL BREVITIES.
Your soiled suit or your stained dress
can be cleaned without damaging tho
material, at the steam laundry.
J. B. Wilson, the merchant has gone
to Spokane to spend Christinas witli
his family.
Should a man be judged by tbe coat
ho wears? That depends on whether
Walker tho Tailor furnishod it or not.
The following Sandonians are registered at the Kaslo this week: F. A.
Wood, Scott McDonald and John Cameron.
Make yourself a Christmas present
ln advance, of a good suit of clothos at
J.Walker's Tailoring establishment on
Fourth street.
The Kaslo registers tho following
Spokanltes this week: C. M. Smith,
James L. Freeburn, A. A. Brown and
N. D. Moore, jr.
Chas. G. Dickson, H. ��� Glegorich's
Ainsworth manager, takes Manager
Sh"rman's plage In the Kaslo store during the Jatter'a Christmas vacation.
Don't be goozled into buying cheap
goods because they are cheap. Go to
R."Strathern and have the best at tho
lowest possible prices.
For elegantly furnished rooms, with
or without board, apply to Mrs. Mc-
Kenrfe at the cottage, n. w. cor. of 3rd
street and A avenue. Fine private
dining room attached, with best of
board'nl reasonable rates.
Services wjll occur at St. Mark's
Churph of England next Sunday as follows: Matins and holy communion at
11 a. m.; evensong at 7.30 p. in. The
R8v. C.T. Easton, late oi St. Barnubas'
church, New Westminister, will oili-
ciato at both services.
Among recent arrivals at tbe Kaslo
aro W. J. Herald of Rossland, Jas. N.
Nicol of Vancouver, Will Damer of Toronto, Stanley Bono of Three Forks, 11.
D. Blair of Calgary, W. E. Torrill of
Cody. H. D. Scribnerof San Francisco
and Wm. Van Gasken of Bonners Ferry.
PRIVATE DILLS.
Excerpt from Rules and Orders Relating to Private hills.
BULK 5B.
Vl.l, APPLICATIONS FOB PRIVATE HILLS,
properly the subject of legislation by the
Legislative Awemhlyof British Columbla.with-
ln the purview of ths "British North America
Act. 18.7," whether for the erection of a bridge,
the making of n, railway, tramway, turnpike
road, or telegraph or telephone line; tlie eon-
sti'iu'tionor improve men t Of a harbour, cannl,
lockv datn, slide or other like work; the granting of a right of ferry; the Incorporation of any
particular truth; oroalllng, or ol any joint stock
company; or otherwise for granting to any In-
dividual Or Individuals! any exclusive or peculiar rights or privileges whatever, ot for doing any matter or tiling which in ils operation
would affect the riglils or property of other parties,or relate lo any particular elites of tlie community,or for making any amendment of a
like nature to any former Act,���shall require a
notice, clearly and distinctly specifying the nature and object of the application,'and, where
the application refers many proposed work,indicating generally the location oi the work,anil
signed by or on behalf of the applicants; such
notice to be published as follows;���
In tbe British Columbia Uazette, and In one
newspaper published in the district affected, or
if there lie uo newspaper published therein,
then In a newspaper in the next nearest district in which a newspaper is published.
Such notice shall be continued In each case
for a period of at leasl six weeks, during the interval of time between the close of the next
preceding session and Ihe consideration of the
petition, and copies of such notice shall be sent
by the parlies Inserting such notice to the
clerk of the. House to be riled amongst the records of the Committee on Standing Orders.
bi. No petition for any Private mil shall be
received by the Bouse after Ihe llrst ten days of
each Session, nor may any Private Bill be presented to the House after the first three weeks
of each Session, nor may any Heport of any
Standing or Select Committee anon a Private
Hill be received after the first four 'Weeks of
each Session and no motion for the suspension
or modification of this Hole shall be entertained by the House until tiie smile has been
reported on by the Goratnitee on Standing Orders, or after reference made thereof at a previous silting of the HoukO to the Standing Committees charged with consideration ol Private
Hills, who shall report thereon to the House.
And if this Mule shall be suspended oi modified
us aforesaid, the promoters of any Private Hill
which is presented after tlie time hereinbefore
limited, or for which the petition has been received after the time hereinbefore limited,shall
In either case pay double the foes required us
herein mentioned, unless the House shall order to the contrary. Any person seeking tool,-
tuin any Private Hill shall deposit with the
Clerk of tlie House, eight days before the opening of Ihe Session, a printed copy of such Hill, a
copy of the petition in be presented to the
House, Tot.iKTHEK Willi THE NOTICES i'l'lt-
I.ISHKIi. AI the time of depositing the Hill
the applicant shall also pay to the Clerk of Ihe
House a sum of three hundred dollars. If n
copy of the Bill, petition ami notices shall not
have been SO deposited in the hands of the
Clerk of the House at least eight days before
Ihe opening of tlie session, and if the petition
lias not been presented within (lie lirst ten
days of the session, Hie amount to be paid to
the Clerk shall msiz hundred dollars, if the
hill shall not pass second reading, onc-hulf of
the fee shall be returned.
60. Before any petit Ion, praying for leave to
bring in a Private Bill tor the erection of a toll
bridge, is received bv the House, the person or
persons intending to petition for such HIU
shall, upon giving tlie notice prescribed by
Rule 09; also at the same time and in the same
manner,give notice of the rates which tliev intend to ask, tlie extent of the privilege,' the
height of tke arches, the interval between the
abutments or piers for tlie passage of rafts and
vessels, and mentioning also Whether they intend to erect a draw-bridge or not, and tlie dimensions of the same.
01. All Private Hills for Acts of Incorporation shall be BO framed as Io incorporate by reference tlie clauses of the General Acts relating
to the details to be provided for bv such Bills:
-Special grounds .shall be established by any
proposed departure from this principle, or for
the Introduction of other provisions as to sueb
details, and a note shall be appended to the
Hill indicating the provisions thereof in which
the lieneral Act is proposed to be departed
from. Hills which are not framed in accordance with this Kuleshall be re-east by Ihe promoters and reprinted at their expense before
any Committee passes upon the clauses.
68. All Private Hills shall be prepared by the
parlies applying for the same, and printed In
Small Pica type, twenty-six ems bv Hftv ems,
on good paper, in Imperial octavo form, each
page when folded measuring ltn., inches by 7'._
inches. There shall be a marginal numbercv-
ery Ilfth line of each page; tne numbering of
the lines Is not to run on through the Bill, but
the lines of each page are to be numbered separately. One hundred copies of each Bill shall
be deposited with the Clerk of the House im-
ni'iliately before the llrst reading. If amendments are made lo any Bill during Its progress
before the Committee on I'rivate Bills, or
through tbu House, such Hill shall be reprinted
by the promoters thereof.
Dated lllth November, 1H97.
THORNTON KKM���
Clerk, Legislative Assembly.
/ IKKTIFICATK OF IMPROVEMENTS NOTICK
lyLncyMlneral Clalni.situate In tlieAlnsworth
Mining Division of West Kooteuav District.
Where located: On the west side of Kootenay lake Joining Ihe west side line of the Spokane and coincident with the same.
Take notice that I, S. P. Tuck, free Miner's
Cerllllcate No. |)7,:IM2, acting as agent for E. R.
Wlngale, Free Minor's Certificate No. 44MA, Intend, sixty days from the date hereof, lo apply
to tho Mining Recorder for a certificate of Im-
I'pivi��� nis, fur  Ihe purpose of obtaining  a
crown grant of the above claim,
And further take notice that action, under
section ��7, must be commenced before the Issuance of such certificate of Improvements.
Dated this lMh day of October, 18(17.
/-fKltTlI'ICATE OK IMPROVEMENTS NOTICE.
\j King Solomon Mineral Claim situate In
Ihe Ainsworth Mining Division of West Kootenay District.
where located; On the west side of Kootonay laku In the vicinity of Loon lake.
Tnke notice Unit I, S. P. Tuck, Free Miner's
Cerllllcato ho.87,80, acting as agent for The
King Ailoiuou i'iiiiMilidnti-il Mining lompanv,
Free Miner's Certificate No. 07.IH2, intend, sixty
days from the dale hereof, lo apply to the Mining Recorder (unit crtlnoatoof improvements,
for the purpose of obtaining a Crown grant of
the abovu claim.
And further take notice that action, under
section :I7, must ho commenced before the is-
suaiii f such Cerllllcato of Improvements.
Dated this 21st day of October, 1897.
NOTICK.
Notice Is hereby given that sixty 1001 days
after dale I will making jippiicalion to the
chief Commissioner of Lands and Works at
Victoria to purchase the following described
lands ln the West Kootenay district and Ainsworth mining division: Beginning at a post
planted at Ihe mouth of Woodbury Creek on
the shore of Laku Kootenay, ih'eneo north
eighty IIWi chains, thence east forty 1401 chains
thence north eighty 1801 chains, Ihence east to
the shore oi Kootenay lake, thence following
the shore southward to tlie point of commence-
ment, containing ;i20 acres more or less.
J. B. FERGUSON.
Dated November 15,1807.
W. J. TWISS,
FIRE I   LIFE I   ACCIDENT!
INSURANCE.
���Real Estate and Mining Broker.���
Front St., Kaslo, B. 0.
o
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SANTACLAU8.,
o Would Have Thought It?
m
H�� Yet wliy not mako Christmas presents that aru both useful and or-,
��K8? namentaly   For instance we have _.     jm
ISmbossod Brass .Rochester Lamps.
Gentlemen's Neckties and Silk Handkerchiefs.
Finest Silk Lined Caster Gloves.
Elegant Elder Down Quilts.
Soft, White Woolen Blankets.
Russian Tea-Pot Hoods, in Satin, etc.
Besides, for Holiday Eatinp;, there are
Boned Turkey and Chicken.  Mince meat.
English Plum Pudding with Punch Sauce.
Nuts, Figs and French Crystallized Fruits
French Soups and Salad Dressings.
Cheeses���Roquefort, Edam, Brio and McLaren's.
1
1
In addition to all, our usual staple lines of Groceries and Clothing.
H. Qieg'erich,
KASLO,
SANDON,
AINSWORTH.
TIS HURRAH FOR THE HOLIDAYS
WILSON,
r
THE PIONEER
MERCHANT,
Is on Deck with Articles useful and
ornamental, viz:
Ornamental Lamps.
Crockery and Glassware.
Handsome Dinner Sets.
Dar Glassware, Toilet .Sets.
t
In Addition to these,
The usual full line of
Staple and Fancy Groceries,
Hardware, Miners' Supplies,
Men's Furnishing Goods.
John B. Wilson,
FRONT STREET, KASLO, B. C.
P. BURNS & CO.,
.   . Wholesale and Retail . , .
MEAT DEALERS
#For the Holiday Trade We <gj&
Have Arriving a Carload of w
Dressed - Poultry!
f      Including thc Pinest TURKEYS, DUCKS, CHICKENS and GEESE.    Besides thc   .   .   .
USUAL STAPLES
Of the hest Beef, Pork and Mutton, we have Venison,
Pickled Pig's l"ect, Extra Bacon, Chinook brand Hams.
*
��
Fresh Fish and Oysters !
KASLO, B. C.
Also SANDON, THREE FORKS, PILOT BAY,
NELSON, TRAIL and ROSSLAND.
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GET ONE OF OUR
Queen Heaters!
| * Fine Line of ROGERS''CUTLERY on Hand. _* _
'* Hamilton Byers, Canton. I
if 3" AOENT TRUAX AUTOMATIC ORE OARS. ���% .. we are busy..
rand expect to be for another
week or so���too busy to Avrite
an ad, but still we have time
to show you our goods.       9
ifyou_. J
haven't been to see ourXmas
display don't put it off another day.
Wishing you one and all the compliments of I he season and thanking
you in anticipation of a good Holiday Trade, we are yours truly,
LAflONT & YOUNG, Kaslo, B. C.
AT THE PLAY.
Kaslo    Itriiiiiittln    Club    Produces    the
Drama '-Oueen'a Evidence."
A good audience greeted the Kaslo
Dramatic club at its second public venture last Tuesday night at the Kaslo
hotel auditorium. The play was
"Queen's Evidence," a four act comedy
drama. A cast of characters and outline wero published in last week's
News. The story of the play is as follows:
Gilbert Medland and Mathew
Thornton are fellow clerks in an English railway office. They are both in
love with Kate who married Gilbert.
Thornton is connected with Isaacs, a
maker of bod money. In order to havo
revenge on Medland, Thornton places
this spurious money in Medland's desk
where it is found by the police. He
then tells Kate that her husband is
connected with a gang of coiners and
tries to induce her to desert Gilbert.
Medland ovorhears the conversation
and endeavors to shoot Thornton.
Kate interferes and receives some
grains of gunpowder in her eyes, blinding her. Medland casts off his wife
and flees from the country. Sir Frederick Sydney, in order to save his wife's
life, tries to adopt Medland's child to
take the place of one lost. Kate has
refused to part with the baby, but in
the confusion of the shooting tbe Jew,
Isaacs, steals the child. Medland
flies to Canada, where through the
death of a cousin be becomes very
wealthy. He returns to England, assumes the name of thin cousin who is
buried in his (Gilbert Medland's)
name. He is at once recognized by
the .lew and Thornton and is denounced
by the latter. The proof* that he offers of his identity as Philip Stan-
flold are strong onough to convince the
police that he is not Gilbert Medland.
Thornton then endeavors to get Kate
to reaognize Gilbert, but she denies her
husband. Sir Frederick Sidney orders
Thornton from the house. A quarrel
ensues, in which Thornton murders Sir Frederick Sydney. Thornton .iccuses Mrs. Medland of the
murder. The Jew, Isaacs,turns Queen's
evidence and denounces Thornton, who
is shot while endeavoring to escape.
Reconciliation occurs between Medland
and Kate and everything ends happily.
Mrs. A. G. Fraser as Kate had a
part better suited to her ability for
emotional acting than In Rose Garland,
and proved herself the mistress of
several strong situations.
A. G. Fraser drew the character of
Solomon Isaacs with a bold band, but
apparently found it less suited to his
special inclinations than the quiet
forceful acting seen in old farmer Joe
G-rland.
A. C. Burdick as Gilbert Medland
was disguised as a "dlzsy blonde" to
such an extent that bis friends almost
forgot his acting in trying to penetrate
his make-up.
S. C. Trotheway, on the other hand,
looked as though he might just have
stepped in off the street. His Matthew Thornton was one of the coolest,
most nonchalant villains that ever
walked the stage. Nothing'Could move
his imperturbable sang froid.
Mrs. F- Sutherland presented well
the character of Ada Thornton and
Mrs. W. E. Hodder was pretty and
graceful in the small part of Laura
Sidney,
A. P. Macdonald carried with dignity the part of Sir Frederick Sidney,
while George D. Keid did equally
well with the part of the sheriff, Walter
Wynford.
Sam Hunter, gave a most amusing
aud acrobatic picture of the drunken
lock-keeper, Old Joe.
A real live baby, fat and healthy,
made its first appearance on any stage,
in the first act. It was loaned for the
occasion by its obliging mother Mrs.
Stauffer. Later it was supposed to
develop into the part of Arthur Medland which was cutely taken by little
Marjorie ^raBer.
The play as a whole was very successfully given and highly appreciated.
The well known comedy the "Private
Secretary" will follow in a few woeks.
ADAMS HOUSE XMAS FESTIVAL.
The Adams Bros, to Dispense Their
Usual German Hospitality.
Beginning next Friday evening,
Christmas Eve, the Adams Brothers
will give at the Adams House, this
city, one of their usual Christmas festivals for which they have become
famous throughout tlie Slocan. On
Christmas eve occurs a grand raffle of
Christmas cukes, turkeys,' chickens,
ducks and a great number of fancy
prizes, 250 in all out of a total of but
600 tickets at 25 cents each. The object is not money making, but just a
good time. Some of the Christmas
ornamental cakes are 15 inches high,
20 inches long and 16 inches wide.
On Christmas day an elegant dlnnor
will be served, and no expense will be
spared to even bring the dinner above
the already high standard for which
the Adams House Christmas dinners
are noted. The hotel will be decorated
with evergreens, and a handsome
Christmas tree will be shown on
Christmas eve. Over 1,000 feet of paper chains will docorate it and numerous costly presents will bo dispensed
from it.	
The Davenport For Holiday IHeula.
Those who desire to be good to themselves during this holiday season will
find the best of opportunities to regale
the innor man at the Davenport cafe on
Fourth street. Messrs. Ross &. Wilson,
always alive tc the * comfort of their
patrons, are expected to fairly outdo
themselves this month in the high
class meals that they serve. Their
restaurant is truly first class and would
be a credit to any city.
For Cruelty to Animal*.
Police Magistrate McKilligan yesterday fined Donald J. McDougall 850
or the alternative of one month in jail,
supplemented by street labor, for cruel
neglect of his horses, McDougall has
been on a prolonged spree and left a
good team of horses in the barn to look
out for themselves. If it had not boon
for neighbors they would have starved.
As it was one of them did sicken and
die.	
Mew Prod nee Store.
A. W. MoCallum, recently with the
firm of Archer & Co., has, with his son
J. MoCallum and Fred McQueen opened a now store on tbe east side of
Fourth street between Front and A.
The name of the firm is the Kaslo Dairy
Produce & Provision company. They
will make a specialty of oreamery butter and also deal In grocery staples.
Read their locals elsewhere and give
them a call.
To Orguniie a Hockey Club.
A meeting is called for next Monday
evening in the council chamber to organize the Kaslo Hockey olub. All interested in this winter sport are cordially urged to be present.
See Sehl For Holiday Goods.
Attention I. called to J. J. Sehl's
announcement of his clearing holiday
sale. Some of the finest things that
can be found anywhere in furniture
and crockery may be found there. See
his stock before purchasing elsewhere.
ADDITIONAL LOCAL NEWS.
Laco curtains can be done up nicely
only at the Steam Laundry.
For fine portieres and window shades
seo Owen & Stevenson, the  furniture
dealers.
Got your woolen goods washed at the
Steam Laundry. Wo guarantee not to
shrink them.
How about that overcoat? Don't
you need a better ono? Walker the
Tailor can furnish you.
Nelson arrivals at the Kaslo this
week are W. F. Carson, H. E. Macdon-
ell, T. G. Proctor, J. R. Robertson and
J. C. Schcmorhorn.
Already so soon, somo are kicking
becanse thoy bought "cheap" silverware, etc. Others who bought from R.
Strathern, are satisfied thoy got good
value for their money.
The Kaslo Dairy Produce and Provision Co. are receiving finest fresh
creamery butter weekly from the Dominion government's creameries, and
are selling it at reasonable prices. Give
them a call.
If you get it at Strathern's its good.
If you getdt at Strathern's its good.
If you didn't get it at Strathern's you
may wish you had.
Mrs. J. D. Moore returned last evening from Portland, Oregon, where she
has been for a long time undergoing
hospital treatment. Her many friends
will be gratified to learn that she is
quite fully recovered.
R. Strathern has decided to burn one
lamp all night, for the benefit of those
who haven't watches. Look at the big
regulator. But why not buy a watch?
He has an elegant assortment.
Try Kaslo Dairy Produce & Provision Co.'s fresh creamery butter received weekly from the Dominion Govornment Creameries. ��� They are making contracts to supply fresh butter to
their patrons for tho winter. Give
thom a trial.
O. A. Sutherland, head book keeper
for Green Bros, has received news of
the successful placing of a patent of his,
a street car fender. We join with the
rest of his friends in hoping n there is a
fortune in u for him.
Gay Reeder and Jim Spears, two of
the leading owners of the Leviathan
Gold Mining company, left this week
with six mon for their property across
the lake on Kaslo mountain to do two
month's development work.
SANTA  CI-AUS' HKADQUAKTKRS
l.iiiiiiint �� Young Ilu ve Ilia Majesty, King
Christinas, at Their Houses
That enterprising firm Lamont &
Vonng, are fairly outdoing all previous
Kaslo records, in the extent and variety of their Christmas display this
year. Some say that their stock is
ahead of the town, but they believe in
the town sufficiently to warrant their
fine holiday exhibition. There is
something there for everybody���for the
littlo purses as well as the big ones.
In addition to a very elaborate stock
of toys and good things for the children, their stock of Christmas books for
young and old Is large and up to date.
The land of the Mikado has also contributed a very fino stock of Japanese
wares which are very appropriate for
Christmas presents. These include
some very fine porcelain tea sets, ban-
boo stands and vases.
A fine selection of musical instruments is also on hand, including guitars, banjos, violins, concertinas, etc
A collection of handsome dressing
cases may also be seen as one of the
prominent features of the display, to be
seen in a five minutes glance over the
establishment.
Call and see for yourself. You will
find what you want at reasonable
prices.
.-���-<-2Bm._m?_-fci_ES
DISTRICT OF WEST KOOTKXAV, SOUTH
KIDI.VO.
NOTICE is hereby elvim that nil placer
claims and leaseholds legally held may
be laid over l'rora the dflte of this notice until
1st of June, 1898. Vi. J. OOEPBt,,
Acting; Hold Commissioner.
Nelson, B. 0��� 17th November, 1897.
Nc
NOTICK.
OTICE IS HEREBY   CIVEN  THAT THE
fartnership lately subsisting between
Cameron and Harvey A. Cameron of
the city oi Kaslo, B. C, under the firm name of
Cameron Brothers, expired on the seventh day
of December, A. 1). 1897, by mutual consent.
All debts owing to Ihe said partnership are
lo be received by Mr. Wm. J. Twiss of Kuiiki, K.
( .. their duly luthorUed ngcnl, and all demands on the said partnership are to be pre
sented to him for payment.
Dated at Kaslo, It. C:, this 9th day of December, 1897. (Signed.)
ALFRED CAMERON.
HABVSX A. CAMERON.
HOLIDAY OFFERS HERE, TOO!
M
cl'hail tho Tailor is not only making suits at the lowest figures consistent with GOOD WORKMANSHIP and GOOD MATERIAL,
but ho has also inaugurated^ _,   .,,
A BIO CUT IN READY-MADE CLOTHING 1
Make yourself a chkjstmas or new year s present of
A fell Made, well Fitting Winter Suit or Overcoat.
D. HcPhail, j
Merchant Tailoring and Gents's
urttishings, corner Front and
'���"ifUj streets. Kaslo, B. C
"At Christmas, play and make good cheer,
For Christmas comes hut once a year. ''���OldSong.
GREEN BROTHERS
 Invite you to Consider their	
Christmas Groceries
Sit around your Yule log lire aud take comfort in their apples,
raisins, currants,  figs and Fancy Eating Chocolates.
Just received, a car load of tho famous Boulter Canned fruits and
vegetables.
Your cook will want Cowan's Chocolate and icings, along with
their other faucy and staple groceries.
IN
HI
 BE SURE AND SEE���
THEIR   GLOVES
Of all the best kinds���including the famous "Napa Tan."   What better
present for a gentleman than a pair of thoso handsome, comfortable
Mocha silk-lined gloves?   Or a stylish hat?   Or a fancy tie?
Before December 25th, be sure to see
Grreen Brothers,
A Avenue and Third Street, Kaslo, B. C.
Largest and ��� . Tlie	
BestEquipped    , ~
Lumbering      (   Kootenay 1/ ke
Saw Mill.
Establishm'nt
In the
Interior of
British
Columbia.
G.O.BUCIIANAA
PROPR rET0R.
s~
0 0 0 0 0
Now Running in All Departments.
Lumber Rough, Sized, Dressed, Matched: Shingles, Laths. Doors, Windows, Mouldings, Brackets, Turned Work, Glass, etc., etc.
On hand and to Order.   Agents in Nelson, and Sandon.
�����*���
.  HOLIDAY .
CLEARANCE SALE!
Highest grade Furniture
Crockery and Glassware
at prices before unheard
of in the Kootenay.
Beautiful China Dinner Sets !
Lace Curtains in Unique Designs.
Handsome Hanging Lamps.
Elegant -Silver- Ware !
FURNITURE IN ALL STAPLE LINES,
\
Having Determined to
retire from business in
Kaslo, I will i'Ioso out my
largo stock bolow cost.
No Reasonable Offer Refused.
Come and be Convinced.
.   ��J ���    k5 JP^Jlx__-__,
FRONT STREET.
See F. E. Archer & Co.,
L)nui*op ,U1
mu
���I'OR-
STOVES, GRANITEWARE, TINWARE, PLUMBING,
Front Street, Kaslo, Ilritish Columbia.
ETC.,
Brine Your Job Work to the News Office
<sa3tf=tftf*s^^.cu;>^isys*tf^^ THE    YUKON    RUSH
HOW     THE    THOUSANDS    WILL
REACH   ALASKA.
There Are Many Routes Spoken  of,  lint
as Yet Only  Two, Are  Advisable  for
the   l.nlil   Seeker   lo   Attempt    Some
of the llltlli-till ti". to  He Overcome.
[Special Correspondence.]
How many will go to the Klondike
next year, how will they be transported, are questions now being asked by
transportation companies ami the
thousands interested in one way or another in tlio great movement about to
take place. l-'.vcn the man going
thither to seek bis fortune is vitally interested in these matters. If there is
too big a crowd lie may not be al.le to
secure a passage, or to get a proper
outfit, or be successful in transporting
it into the interior. He would better
not trust too miicb to luck nor depend
too much upon being able to travel in
the regular way. Certainly, so far as
the regular steamers are concerned,
their berths will all be engaged weeks
in advance, and the man who neglects
to secure passage early may have to
wait a long time for bis turn to come
around. Even on tbe overland trains
there is promise 61 inconvenience, If not
delay. So great a rush, all in one direction, will tax tbe rolling stock of
the railroads to its utmost, since cars
will have to go back empty.
The lowest estimate of the number of
people   who will start   for Alaska next
spring is 50,000, while  some Who have
given the subject miicb attention place
tbe figure as   high  as  200,000.    At an
average of 800 to each vessel, it would I
require 170 steamers to convey tlie min-
imuXO   number,   while   (lb'0   would   be j
necessary   to  accommodate   the   niaxi- |
mum.    To send   170 steamers  in  the \
months of February, March  and   April
Would   make it necessary    for  two   to j
sail each day.  There is now advertised
not one-quatrei the steamers necessary. I
The others will no doubt  be   provided, j
for there are   numerous   transportation
projects on  foot,   but nothing  definite i
about them can  yet  be said,    'fbis   is ',
sufficient to show   that   the   man   who
intends to join the  first great   rusb by
tbe way of the passes and   lakes  would
do well to make sure of bis   passage to
Dyea or Skaguay. ��� As to the  route  by
the way of St. Michaels and   the river,
that will   not be open   till  June, and
extensive  transportation projects  now
underway will be sufficiently developed
long before that time  to  make  it well
to postpone any estimates until later.
There  are but  two  will-known and
undeniably practical routes  to tho Yukon mines.    One  is by   the  mountain
passes from   Dyea and Skaguay to the
lakes and thence by boat down tbe lakes
and rivers, and the other   is  by ocean
steamer to St Michaels and   thence up
the river by light draft steamer.      All I
other routes are yet to be  proved, and I
all who try them must  expect to meet !
with the tribulations and uncertainties
that lay in   the   path   of   the   pioneer. !
Undoubtedly the great majority of Yu- |
koners  will   try  the passes,  since the
mines can be readied  in   this way two |
or three months earlier than by steam- '
er,  and,  of  these the greater number ;
will go over the regular Yukon trail by I
the  way  of  Chilkoot  pass,   the  next ;
greater number going from Skaguay over I
tbe White pass.
It is well   thoroughly  to understand
thll route and   its variation   as  to  the
two passes.    Linn   canal,   about   100 :
miles  north   of Juneau,   penetrates a
number  of   miles   northerly   into the '
coast mountains, tbe very head of it be- j
ing  divided into  two  arms by a rocky
promontory.     Into  the   easterly   arm ",
flows Skaguay river and into the west- I
erly   arm   the   Dyea   river.     Bolb are i
rapid, ice-cold mountain streams, nav- I
igable for canoes only for several miles, j
At the head nf   these  arms arc located !
tbe new towns of   Skaguay and Dyea.
From   tbeBe   |ioiiits   it   is   necessary to !
cross the high  mountain  divide  to |
Lakes Lindermann aud Bennett, where j
boats are  constructed  for   the journey i
down the river.    Until the past sesson j
the Yukoners have   used tbe  (Jhilkont i
pass, from Dyea, exclusively, the Ohil- !
kat Indians packing all  tbe supplies at
tin- usual   rate  of   15  cents   a  pound.
The  route   is  27   miles long,  and  the
summit of tbe past ie 3,200 feet high.
The  Indians   have   always  refused to
pack by any other route, declaring this '
to be the best one.    Last summer, owing to  tbe  great  rush   and   tbe eagerness of all to  get over at  any cost, the
Indians raised   their price for packing,
until  often as high as a dollar a pound
was paid them.    This, and the crowded
condition of the trail, led   many to try
tbe  Skaguav  trail, which,  though  41 I
miles long, was asserted to  be  better,
because  the  summit of "the pass was {
some  500  feet  lower.    It was  found, |
however, that the trail was not so good,
that tho river had to be crossed several
times, and   that, though   tbe  pass was
somewhat  lower, the trail   led up and
down   hill  so   much thnt   the actual
climbing done was greater than by the
Chilkoot  pass, where  the  ascent was
gradual to the  foot of the summit divide, when  one  very  steep climb was
necessary.     The  practical   result  was
that a very much   laiger  percentage of
those who tried the Chilkoot pass succeeded in   reaching  the  lakes, than of
those who attempted th.* Skaguay route.
Nevertheless,  improvements  are  now
being made on  both trails, and  both
will be extensively used in the spring,
it being much easier to go in over the
snow, when the rocks and mud which
made the trails so difficult last fall are
covered up.
Theio are projected improvements
for both of those trails, in the nature
of railroads and tramways, but as yet
only Chilkoot pass shows anything tangible. A combined railroad and tramway is under construction and is prom-
sed to be completed by the tirst of February, for the taking of freight from
Dyea through to Lake Lindermann. The
probabilities are that this convenience
will be provided by that time, or
shortly thereafter. The company operating it purposes to contract to carry
freight from Dyea to the lake at a price
much below what it would cost to pack
it over, and to handle it so promptly
that by the time the owner can walk
over tbo trail bis freight will get
through. With this tramway in operation, and nothing similar on the Skaguay trail, the Chilkoot pass would get
all the travel. Tliere are, however,
still other tramways and rtilroa'd projects on both trails, but when they will
be ready for use is uncertain. At. the
present time it would seem as though
this Chilkoot tramway will be the only
thing ready early enough to accommodate tbe first rush in February and
March. Until that time, there is apparently little choice between the trails
for winter travel, and those who go in
before February may take either. For
those who go in over the snow a Yukon sled is necessary. This is a strong
skeleton sled and may be purchased at
any regular outfitting point. Many
take dogs to help draw sleds, but all
can not do this. If it is done, special
provision must be made for fond for
the animals.
After the lakes have been reached,
the remainder of the route is the same
for both passes, consisting of about 550
miles of lake and river navigation to
Dawson City, at the month of the
Klondike. It is 50 miles further to
Forty-Mile, and Circle City is 800
miles down the river from Dawson.
The new town of Kampart City is still
about 500 miles further down the Yukon, at the mouth of Munook creek,
not far above the point where the
Taiiiiniiah flows into the great rivel'.
This entire lake and river journey is
made in strong boats, usually built out
of timber whipsawed by the Yukoners
on the banks of Lakes Lindermann or
Bennett. There is a small saw mill
there, but it is unable to cut enough
timber to fill the demand. Doubtless
other mills will be taken in as -mon as
the tramway is completed, but miners
should not rely upon this, but should
take an outfit of tools and material for
building a boat, as well as oars and
rowlocks. Effort! to tBke in boats over
the pass last fall were unsuccessful,
even in sections. Though it might be
easier to do so over the snow, it is
doubtful if it would not consume as
much extra time and labor as the
building of a boat would require.
When the tramway is at work, specially constructed boats could no doubt be
taken in to advantage, and valuable
time bo saved.
The route leads through Lake Linder-
lnauti, ii miles, a portage to Lake Bennett, 1 mile; down the lake, 24 miles;
through Cariboo crossing to Lake Tag-
isb, 2 miles; down the lake 111 miles;
by river to Lake Marsh, li miles;
across the lake passing Windy Arm,
111 miles. Those who go in the winter and early spring can proceed to this
point by drawing their boats on sleds,
but there they must wait for the ice to
break up before proceeding down the
river in their boats, unless they intend
to go through light, dragging a sled
over the snow and ice. Twenty-live
miles below Lake Marsh is the dreaded
Miles canyon, and just below this
place are White Horse rapids. Both
of these places may be safely run in
the boat if tho inmost care is exercised. Many boats have been wrecked
here and their contents lost, while several unfortunate men have been
drowned, No one should attempt these
diffl Milt passages without Hrst having
carefully studied the situation. Thirty
miles further down the river is Lake
Le Barge, lit) miles long. Five Finger
rapids are l():i miles below this lake,
and Kink rapids are !l miles further.
These are the last of the specially dangerous places, though care must be exercised during tbe entire journey.
As to other routes from tbe coast,
there are but three that have any
prominence, uml none of them ig as yet
sufficiently known to make it advisable for the ordinary gold seeker to attempt them. One of them is the Dalton trail, leading liottberly over the
mountains just west of tbe Chilkoot
pass, and paralleling the lake and
river route for aboul :I0U miles, finally
sinking the Yukon below the most
dangerous rapids, lt is claimed that
this is the best route for a railroad, but
it is yet to be shown how practicable
it is for general use. The government
will probably attempt to send in a relief expedition by this route early in
the spring.
The Taku and the Stic keen routes,
one starting from Taku inlet, near .Juneau, and the other from the Stickeen
river, near Wrangel, converge at. Lake
Teslin. Small river steamers can nav-
igate this lake and pass down the
Hootalinqua river to tho Yukon below
the rapids, and thus to Dawson and beyond. It is claimed that such steamers will be built on the lake in the
spring, and that trails will he opened
up to the lake and pack trains put on,
to be followed  soon  by  railroads; but
until this ls actually done the gold
seeker would do well not to intrust
himself to the uncertainties of those
routes.
Undoubtedly the most comfortabl��
and easy way to reach the Yukon mines
is by steamer from one of the Pacific
coast ports to the mouth of the Yukon,
at St. Miohaels, and thence by light
river steamers up the stream, the distance r.p the river being 1,422 miles ta
Circle City, and 1,772 to Dawson City.
The trouble with this route is that the
river is navigable only three months in
tbe year, and then only by small river
steamers, because of frequent bars. The
ice breaks up about the 20th of .Tune
and firms again about the same time
in September. There are now several
steamers on the river belonging to the
Alaska Commercial Company and the
North American Transportation and
Trading Company, both of which have
trading posts on the river, with headquarters at St. Michaels. Both companies are building several new vessels
tor next year's traffic
Tbe outlook for this route next summer is that the number of steamers on
the river will be utterly inadequate to
accommodate the persona who will be
landed by thousands at St Michaels by
steamers and sailing vessels, though
tliere are numerous projects on foot for
building steamers on the river in the
spring or towing them thither. As
every vessel on the river will probably
run in connection with some regular
ocean line, and as the pobabilities are
that tho ocean liners will carry more
passengers and freight than the river
steamers can handle, it would seem as
though the only persons who will stand
any show of getting through to Dawson
by this route will be those who purchase through passage from the starting
point to their destination for themselves and supplies. Those who pay
passage only to St. Miohaels, or who
reach that point by independent steamers or vessels, will probably be unable
to prooeed any further. Notwithstanding this promises to be the condition
of affairs next summer, there will
doubtless thousands of men take pass-
age in all kinds of craft for St. Michaels, without providing means for getting beyond that point. Much disappointment is in store for many on this
score. Yet it may not be an unmixed
evil, as it may lead to an invasion of
tho region of the lower Yukon and the
country around Knt-bue sound, whete
rich placers are said to exist, and the
opening up of entirely new  gold fields.
To sum up all that has been said
briefly, is to say that from 50,000 to
230,000 persons will rush to the Yukon
next year; that the only two routes the
majority of them should attempt are
the one by Dyea and Skaguay and the
lakes, and tbe ocean and river route,
and that no one should attempt either
without first making careful provision
for the entire journey to his destination.
A Modal Jtailway Station.
A model railway station was opened
last month in Now York at the junction of One Hundred and Twenty-fifth
street and Fourth avenue. The new
station is for the Harlem und Hudson
river trains. It has been constructed
level with the street under the metallk
viaduct, aud runs from One Hundred
and Twenty-fifth to One Hundred and
Twenty-sixth street, its dimensions being 200x40 feet.
Tbe exterior is of white terra cotta
brick; the interior is finished in Carved
oak. Among the features of the new
station are the following: An information bureau, parcel-room, a bicycle rack
and telegraph and telephone office.
One difficulty long connected with the
Harlem station of the Central has been
the inability of passengers to have their
baggage handled, but this cause of annoyance is obviated in the new station,
for two elevators have been constructed to carry the baggage between the
station and the street. On either side
of the station aro baggage-rooms, and
the station is lighted throughout by
electricity and heated by steam. A
portion of the cellar has been transformed into a vault for the storage of
books and other papers brought from
Brand Central station, where other
similar improvements on a comprehensive scale are in progress.
ITEMS   OF    INTERESTS.
RAILROADS AND ATI. A MHO ATS.
Kaslo { Slocan Ity,
RAILROADS ANO OTHAMBOATS.
Trains Run
-TIME CARD���
on Pacific Standard Time
Going West.
Daily.               Going East
 Kaslo ArT. 3:50 p. jn
8:00 a. m. Lt.
8:86a. ni. l.v.
.. South Fork..    ArT. 8:16 p. in
8:86a. m. Lv.
... Sproule's Arv. 2:16 p. m
8:81 a. m. I,v.
. Whitewater Arv. 2:00 p. m
10:08 a. m. Lv.
...Bear Lake Arv. 1:48p. in
10:18 a. m. Lv.
10:88 a. m. Lv.
Cody Junction.   Arr. 1:12 p. in
10:60 a.m. Ar.
Sandon Lt.   1:00 p. m
CODY una
11:00 a. m. Lt .
...Sandon ArT U:��a. m
11:20a. ro, Ar.
 Cody Lt. 11:26a. m
OKO. P. (TOPE1.AND.
i KOBT. IRVING,                        Superintendent
INTERNATIONAL
Navigation and Trading Co,, Ltd.
Steamer "International" on Kootenay Lake
and Kiver.
THE CANADIAN PACIFIC RY
AND
SOO PACIFIC LINE
The Cheapest, most Comfortable  and
direct route from Kaslo
-TO-
All points in  Canada and  the United
Htates.
The only line running through Tourist care to Toronto, Montreal and Boston. Through Tourist cars to Bt. Paul
daily.
Magnificent Sleepers and Dining Cars on Ail Trains.
Travel by this line and have your baggage checked through to destination.
...TIMK CARD....
|   In effect 1st of Nov., 1897.   Subject to
change without notice.
Five Mile Point connection with all Passenger Trains ol N. <. F. H. Railroad to and from
Northport. Kossland and Spokane. Tickets
sold and baggage checked to all United States
points.
I*ave Kaslo for NelRon and wav points, daily I
except Sunday, 5:4., a.m. Arrive Northport 12:16 i
| p. m.;   Rossland, 8:40p, in., Spokane, 0:0(1 p. m.
Leave Nelson for Kaslo and way points, dally I
except Bunday, 4:4.. p.m. Leaving Spokane 8 a. j
in.; Kossland, 10:80 a. m., Northport, llStFp, n
;0,AI,EXANDKK,"
General .Manager.
Kaslo. B. ('., November 1.1897.
Spokane Falls & Northern
Nelson & Fort Sheppard
Red Mountain R'ys.
The only all rail route without
change of cars between Nelson and
Rossland and Spokane and Rossland. > j*
1 ear* S; is am
l.ra.r 10:00 am.
leavs 1:06 am
Nelson ArrlTefl:00pm
Kossland      .Arrive 8:40 pm
Spokane A rrlTe ��:<H1 pm
Daily connection from Kaslo every day
excepting .Sunday, at 7:30 a. in.
For full  information  call on or address
ALDER BISHOP,
Freight and Pass, agent, Kaslo, B. C.
���OB  TO���
H. M. MACGREGOR,
Traveling Pass, agent, Nelson, B. C.
E. J. COYLE,
District I'asa  agent, Vancouver.
.R.&N.
Is
Shortest and quickest route to the Camr
d'Alene mines, Palouse, Lewiston, Walla Walla,
Baker Olty mines, Portland, San Francisco,
cripple Creek gold mines and all points East
and Houth. Only line East via Salt lj��kc and
and lienvor. steamer tickets to Kurope and
other foreign countries.
Passengers for Kettle river and
Boundary creek connect at
Marcus with Stage Daily.
l.ea.r
Spokane Time Schedule.
ArfiTe
T.14 .
p. in
Dally
Fs,ST llAiiv-Walla Walla, Portland.   Han    Francisco,     Dakar
City and the Kast.
7:11
a. m.
Daily
7:46
a. hi.
llally
Local  Mm.���Occur   d'Alenes,
Farmington,  iiarfleld,   Colfax,
Pullman and Moscow.
1:11
a. m.
Dally
Inland Navigation
and Trading Co.,
Steamer Halys,
Capt.   W.  J.   Kens,
Does Jobbing Trade on Kootenay Lake.
For naaMngrr or freight tranaportaUon apply
on tsoard.
Special txouralon from Kaslo to lardo and
Amnta at north .'ml of lake every Sunday at
noon.
EAST- S -WEST
The surveyor's chain made il
THE SHORTEST
A stout gentleman in  Hoi ton, Kan.,
who  weighs  1120   i'ouuiIh,   luis for the ,
|niHt six weeks:   heen   trying   to   reduce
his nvoirdiipoia hy long frequent   ridea
on   iiorsehack.     Up to date, it in  the,
horse that has lost flesh.
A grain of tine sand would cover 100
of the minute scales of tin- human skin,
and  yet each of these scales  in  turn i
covers from 800 to 500 pores.
Hteel barrels are heing mado extensively. It is reported that the Standard
Oil Company and other large consumers soon will use them exclusively.
The wave-length of the Roentgen
rays as determined hy Herr L. Foium,
is 0.000,014 millimeter, which ig about
one fifteenth of that of the shortest
ultraviolent waves yet acourrately
measured.	
The oyster is one of the strongest
creatures on earth. The force required to open an oyster is more than
nine hundred times its weight.
Horses may be cheap enough elsewhere, but on the Klondike trail even
the poorest cuts are worth 60 cents a
pound.
. It Is the most Modern in Equipment.
] It Is the Heaviest Railed Lsine.
It  has a Rock. Ballast. Roadbed.
1 It crosses no'Sand Deserts.
j It was built without Land Qrant or Government Aid.
It Is noted for the courtesy  of its  Employes.
It ls the Only Line Serving Meals on the
la Carte Plan.
For maps, tickets nnd complete Information call on or address International Navigation and Tradlngr Company ngents, K.
A S. Railway agents or
C. Q.  DIXON, General Agent.
Bpokane, Wash.
F. I. WHITNEY, G. F. * T. A.
St. Paul, Minn.
Por through tickets and further tnformatloa
���pplyto jas. waiuh.
Agenl International NaTigation and Trading
Company, Kaslo, or at (> H..N Company s
office, 4 n III .erslile avenue, Spokane, Wash.
J. CAKPBELL.
(ieneral Agent.
SO Kast I'olnnihls s.eiiue, Kossland, II. ('.,
H. M. ADAm,
Traveling Fieight and Passenger Agent.
Or... W. II.   HI lU.BI'HT,
(Ieneral Passenger Agent, Portland, Ore.
NORTHERN PACIFIC RY,
The Fast Line,
Superior Service
���Through tickets to ail points in the	
United States and Canada.
niraet   Connection   with  the Spokane
Falls St Northern Hallway.
TKA1NK 1IKPART FROM SPOKANK:
No. l west...' S:i5 p. rs.
No. a. east 7:00 a. m.
&
Tickets to Japan aud
China via Tacoma and
Northern Paclfle steamship Company. For Information, time cards, maps
and tickets, apply to Agts.
ofthe Spokane Falls A
Northern anil Itsconnee-
tions or to
F. D. (UBI1S.
Oeneral Agent, Spokane.
A. IJ. CHARLTON,
Asat. lien. Pace. Agt.,
No. unit Morrison St.,
Portland Or.
Write for map of Kootenay country. limely lopics.
The chalnless bicycle seems to be a
reality, but lt is Impossible to keep
cranks off the wheel.
A Moscow dlsputch says: "Mr.
Frjnsklentsky ls uiaki.ig n name for
himself as a pianist." Nobody needs
it worse, and he ought to hurry up.
It takes a good deal of money to
dress some women as they prefer: a
Boston woman who died tbe other day
used to line her hustle with SIM ,000
worth of greenbacks.
A letter from Paris announces that
nn Ingenious Frenchman has "Invented
nn artificial rubber oyster which ('linnet bo told from the genuine." This
ought to be a great tiling for the church
fair industry.
When Shakspeare wrote: "Farewell
the neighing steed," he was not thinking of the displacing bicycle, bul his
prophetic spirit could not better have
foretold the decision of many an* enthusiastic wheelman.
tier-ame almost tn me.   Last year, Sow-j      MfiOM   iNw:NIOUS   BRAIN&
ever,   the   Legislature  enacted  a  law
making the month of October an open ! ��nt 1>'��" "rp printed from slipping
month and as a consequence Vermont : �����* of 1|"' >'"��� -V &�������� of 'i ��Ptral por-
has been tilled with hunters and the "�� near the bead of the pin to screw
deer ure In a fair way to be external- "l0 '"a bat after the pin Is pushed in.
natpd. As they have grown accustom- [ Electricity Is used- to Ignite the wick
ed to the presence of men In the years (sf nn oil lamp recently placed on th*
when they were protected there cnu | market, the buttery and push button to
scarcely be said to be any true sport lu 'turn on the current being mounted iu
killing them���not much more, In fact, \ Ihe base of the lamp,
than In killing calves in a meadow. As | Fountain brushes for painting are
a result genuine sportsmen have, In I m a_e y^jth a socket In place" of a handle,
most cases, retired from the slaughter, I ,I1(i gcrew ovt,r th,. neck of a paint can,
leaving the deer to the tender mercies ! .-,.om wbicb paint feeds through an orl-
or the "pot-hunter." As the deer Is the | 3ce jnto tm, bristles,
most delicate, beautiful and graceful of
wild aulinals, harmless to man, aud
does but little injury to growing crops,
Before the Woman's Temple ln Chicago stands a charming fountain known
as "the little cold-water girl," of whom
it Is said that though her face ls hard
and her heart stone, she hns done more
good than any other little Chicago girl
of the same age.
The Memphis Commercial-Appeal
wearily remarks: "Sometimes we wish
white wings would occasionally grow
weary, that our gal wasn't a highborn
lady, that all coous didn't look alike to
us and that Mr. Johnson would turn
that fellow loose and tell hlm to go to
the devil." Why not wish for a good,
bard frost the same nightV
No relic hunter Will ever enrich his
collection with the revolver which ended the life of Senor Canovas. The
Spaniards do not believe In preserving
such grim mementos. The weapon,
after the execution of Its owner, was
put Into a vat of concentrated sulphuric
acid, where It was utterly consumed.
We fear that It would have been otherwise In this country, where "yellow"
journalism flourishes.
A New York Judge recently gave a
lovesick swain who had attempted suicide some sage counsel. ."Don't get
melancholy about a woman," he advised. "Love doesn't amount to much
when you sift lt down. There are others." Not a very dignified utterance,
perhaps, but a wise one. A whole volume is contained ln the cant phrase
quoted. Take it to heart; and wheu
love Is cruel and friendship false remember that tliere are others, and seek
them without delay.
At a base-ball game in Pittsburg an
onlooker threw a beer-bottle at the umpire, who hurled It back from tlie
grand stand, severely injuring an innocent scpectator. The list for the summer Includes many similar disgraceful
scenes, several of them occurring on
���Sunday. The president of the National
Base-ball League Is urging reform, declaring that the national game Is lu
danger of sinking to the level of the
prize-fight and the cockpit. In this
work of reform every player and spectator can assist.
If there Is anything certain, lt ls that
no Intelligent person will retain all the
same views that he held at twenty, or
retain those at fifty that he held at
thirty. Nor are these mental variations
to be deplored. Emerson says, "Why
should you keep your head over your
shoulder, lest you contradict something
you hnve stated In that or that public
place? Suppose you should contradict
yourself���what then? It seems to be
a rule of wisdom never to rely on your
memory alone, hut bring the past for
judgment Into the thousand-eyed present, and live ever In a new day."
A physician called to prescribe for u
cataleptic patient ln Belevue Hospital
sugcated that she might be awakened
from her slumbers by means of music
Unfortunately his suggestion was not
followed out or we might have had a
startling exhibition of the effects of
music upon the sick, especially those
suffering from nervous or muscular
diseases. It might have led to the use
of chromatics instead of calomel nnd
sonatas ln place of soporifics. Then
the prescriptions of the future might
have read something like this: "It One
'Moonlight Sonata,' one Schubert's
'Serenade.' Take just before retiring."
Wagner's music might be prescribed
for those suffering from the more seri-
ouse troubles, while patients with trifling dleeases could hare the popular
street airs of the music halls played
for their benefit.
Vermont years ago had lost all Its
wild deer, except ln Essex County,
which is on the borders of a great forest Some years ago an attempt was
made to repeople the Vermont forests
with deer. A law was made protecting
them, and the deer, being unmolested,
multiplied rapidly and many jf them
The contest ends December 31st.
Sc fa. lungs Best baking powder and tea are
- because tkey are money-back.
there is a strong sentiment lu Vermont
that the Legislature should repeal tho
law making October an open month
1    Bicycle pedals are being made with
j in adjustable extension at the rear to
slide Into ihe hollow of the shoe next |
to the heel and prevent the foot from j
��� slipping forward ou the pednl.
1   To prevent the freezing of running I
J11 the last thirty years .100,000 (B- wat�� '�� ��|P" >;lob��le8 * ^ated air '
vorces have been granted in the United U�� '"reed Into the pipe at short Inter-
States. For the nineteen years, from ��'�������� to warm the pipes and keep lie
1863 to 1880, statistics show that tU temperature above the freezing point.
divorce high-water mark belongs to: A new center board for yachts Is
those who have been married fout! hinged to the keel of the boat and con-
years. Beginning with the one-yen* trolled by a lever to counteract the
married |ieople, the total is, roundly,": tendency of the boat to keel over under
l.VMK). For the lour yenrs married, the rlic wind pressure acting upon the sails.
total mounts up nearly double���27,000. ju H uew combined cane and urn-
Then it slides off. But until the figure* brella the slick Is made hollow to confer those who have been married niue |���|U t))e framework aud cover of the
years are reached, the one-year figure umbrella, which are of such shape
Is not touched, it decreases, steadily that tlley ��m hi, ctbied Into a very
until the twenty-year married number imau gpa_e.
4,000. Those who have been married
twenty-one years are lumped with
those who have been married a longer
time, and still Hud it necessary to dls.
solve the bonds that unite, and the
enormous total of 25.000 is reached. Evidently compatibility need not Increase
as the years fly by. In this class, how-I To assist In mending lire puueturea
ever, a reversal of "endurance" figures ��n the road a spirit lamp Is attached to
Is shown, for the average duration of * rod for burning out the puncture hole
married life for the husbands Is 47.47,!'" 'he plug will tit, the bicycle pump
while for the wives it is ouly 26.70.1 being used to blow the flame aud heat
While, divorce aside,  the average du-  the rod.
ration of married life is from twenty- A new cooking utensil has slots In op-
two to twenty-six years, Ihe average L50site sides of the Interior lo support a
duration of married life to the divorced semi-circular vessel having a bail and
Is only 0.17 years, being 9.27 for the -over, thus permitting Its use for cook-
wife and R.D7 for the husband. This Ing meat and vegetables at the same
difference between husband and wife: time without mixing.
A combined fountain pen and clinic
What is the missing word?���not SAFE, although Schilling't Bui baking
powder and tea are safe. 	
Get Schilling's Best baking powder or tea at your grocers'; take **t the
ticket (brown ticket in every package of baking powder; yellow ticket is tbe
tea); send a ticket with each word to address below before December jist
Until October 15th two words allowed for every ticket; alter that only one
word for every ticket.
If only one person finds the word, that person gets Jaooo.oo, if several find
k, J2000.00 will be equally divided among them.
Every one sending a brown or yellow ticket will receive a set of cardboard
creeping babies at the end of the contest Those sending three or mora in one
envelope will receive an 1898 pocket calendar���no advertising en it These
creeping babies and pocket calendars will be different from the ones earned in
the last contest
Better cut these rules out.
To prevent the overflow of water in a
new gravity filter 11 rod runs downward
through the valve and ends In a hollow
ball, which rises and shuts off the sup-
'��� ply us soon as the lowe- chamber ii.
1 full.
Address:    MONEY-BACK.  BAN  FRANCISCO,
Most Often ill Trouble.
The light leg ls far more subject to accidents
thnn the left. It has been founil that the ratio
In about 18 serious accidents to the right leg
to three to the left.	
NO DIFFERENCE.
Physical trouble.) of a like nature coming from different causes are oftei a puzzle to those who suffer pain as to their
treatment and cure, as In the case of lumbago from cold or a strain in some way
to the same muscles. The treatment of
such need not differ one with th'�� other.
Both are had enough, and should have
prompt attention, as nothing disables so
much as lame back. The use of St.
Jacobs Oil will settle the question. Its
efficacy Is so sure ln either case there is
no difference In the treatment and no
doubt of the cure.
suggests that the weaker sex really Is
the stronger In bearing the woes of the j ,���,,,....������.,.,,... bB8 iH.(.u ,,��� ctitcl for doc-
miirried.      ���___________. tors' use. consisting of a double cylln-
thojder with a place for the thermometer
In the inner one and 11 reservoir between the two to contain ink.
Few Americans are aware of
fact that Russia, huge, powerful, despotic Itussla. now bitterly regrets the
selling of Alaska to the United Slates, I To Indicate that Ihe contents have
and that ln the more intimate, political been tampered with or thut it has beeu
circles in the Czar's capital to-day there j refilled 11 new bottle has a dobllle ueck
The largest passenger steamship in
commission is tho City of Paris, 10,499
tons displacement,
The largest inland sea is the Caspian,
between Kurope and Asia, being 700 miles
long and 270 miilc.
forming a chambers In which Is placed
1 paper or other material which will
���hange color as soon ns the liquid
touches it.
Two I'eiinsylvnnlaiis have patented
gold fields has greatly stimulated lt. I . fruit picker, consisting of a pole with
For Alaska, with all Its forests, fisher-1 i steel loop at the top, having ti up-
les and gold-stocked   mountains,   was ] ner edge sharpened and  bent Inward
A loosely woven tube made of cords Is attach-
Is a deal of bluster about thc mistaken
policy which turned over so rich a territory to another nation. This sentiment has been growing for several
years, but the discovery of the Alaskan
Kussla's own domain, and Russian sub- j to cut the fruit from the limb
jet-fa should have had  the mining of
To   Educate   Deaf   Children.
Washington, Dec. 13.���The house committee on education has reported favorably the bill to aid in the establishment ol
hoincs iu states and territories for teaching articulate speech and vocal language
to deaf children before they are of school
are.
Tho  largest  university  is  Oxford,   in
1 England.    It consists of 71 colleges aud
five halls.
those vast deposits of the yellow metal.
But the encroachments with which
Catherine and her successors stealthily
and steadily extended their frontiers
townrd the south and west were given
a distinct setback when Seward's negotiations resulted In thc transfer of Alaska to the United States. The views
of the French monarch who so carelessly ceded to    England    the
Sd to the under side of the loop and ex-
lends down to the lower cud of the pole
to break the fall of Ihe fruit.
MRS. PINKHAM'S VICTOItt
Mrs. Sidney Hamlet.
An Kveryday Hero.
This Is the story of a brave deed that
strong hearts feared to do; a story of a
mother's anguish changed to joy and
the saving of the. life or a little child.
few.lt all happened iu this way:
Cured by Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable
Compounds
square miles of snow" which constitute I Uttle Tlmmy Dillon lives with his
the province of Quebec would meet no parents at 811 Coy street. Armourdale.
sympathy in the laud of the white cazr., While playing about the cistern yes-
Kx pension has been the rule of Rus- lerday evening he fell into the water,
sla, ever since the overthrow of the His cries for assistance brought a large
Tartar race, and when It became gen- crowd of men and women: The mother
erally known in St. Petersburg that the was almost frantic with grief and
purchase had been concluded ihe dls- pleaded with the men to save the child,
approbation scarcely restrained lt��>lf. The men stood around the cistern, but
But to lose a couutry full of gold mines j when they looked Into the black depths,
���nay, not to lose, to willingly barter. not even the sight of the child Strug-
away land In which gold was even \ gllng for Its life moved them to make
then known to exist! Ay, there's the; further efforts to save It than to throw
rub! Perhaps there would have been j ropes down to II. The child, however,
no need to welcome President Fanre s<: was too frightened to grasp the ropes
royally to Russia had the United States ! and sank the third time, while the
not absorbed Alaska. No need, then, of mother abandoned herself to thc Wild*
tlie friendship of French    financiers,  est griefs
Among those who. to-day, are anxious. Then the hero came, His name is
ly looking up all corrcapondeiice relait.; ,|nek Rnnibo and he was a passenger
Ing to the sale, lo discover whether or m\ tt passing car. He saw the excited
not sonic technical tinw may iMU'chauce 1 crowd aud swung off the car to *-��.
bo brought to light, the Grand Puke j wltat was the matter. He no sooner
Paul Is the most prominent figure. Th��ltook iu tbe situation than without a
eye of military Russia Is anxiously fix- j moment's hesitation he sprang Into the
ed Upon this young man���he ls only 87! dmem. It was exceedingly difficult
-as lie would play no unimportant |/or B|m to dive, but he nmnnged to
part In event of any difficulty between L^-j, tbe bottom of the cistern and
Russia and other nations. grasped the child, raising lt to the sur-
Then the brave men who stood
Nature Hate* a Bachelor. .
Some curious figures hnve lately
lieen made public by a celebrated Berlin physician, which seem to point to IbI*~ ,"'���" {~;{m "tuechlia" recovered
face.
about threw ropes to hlm and be aud
the child were lifted out.
The best part of the story of this
the fuct that If a man wants to live
long   and   preserve  his   henlth  and
consciousness, despite the fact that lt
,   , , . had sunk for the third time.   The inoth-
strengtb he ought to marry. Among ,_ wag nlmost ov,.roome with Joy, which
unmarried men between the ages of 30 | ���nf, g0 8U(,deu|y suin)i,inted grief. The
and 4. the death rate ls twenty-seven ,t% are uow tulklng ot takillB up a
per cent. Among married men between the samo ages It ls only eighteen
per cent. For forty-one bachelors who
live to be 40 years of age seventy-eight
married men triumphantly arrive at
the same period. The difference gets
all tbe more marked as time goes on.
At 60 years of age there are only twenty-two bachelors to forty-eight married
men; at 70, there are eleven bachelors
to twenty-seven who are married; and
by tbe time they reach 90 the married
men are three to one, for there are nine
of them to every three bachelors.
The swan always sings before It dies
and death often ends the mosquito's
song.
subscription to buy a medal or some
other testimonial as a reward for Ram-
bo's bravery.���Kansas City Journal.
One Court's Decision.
The civil court at I.aon has given a
French tody damages for the loss of a
trunk and its reasonable contents, but
has refused to allow anything for a
considerable sum of money alleged to
have been tn the package, on the
ground that a trunk ia not a proper
place to carry cash.	
Most Rapid.
The fastest flowing river in the world
Is the Sutlej, in British India, with ���
descent ef i_yxxi feet ln ISO mile*.
IJed TIouse, Va.���To Mrs. Pinliham:
"My heart goes out in sympathy to all
who are suffering with troubles peculiar to the female sex.
"I would like to express my gratitudo
for what your Vegetable Compound has
done for me. 1 have been a sufferer
since girlhood; did not then know the
cause of dreadful sick headaches and
other troubles. I could not take long
walks, lift or carry anythingheavy, and
was very nervous.
"Last summer I was almost an
invalid; could not walk across ray
room without puin. I sent for our
physician. Ho pronounced my case a
bad one of ' Prolapsus Uteri,' congestion and ulceration of the womb, aud
said I waa to lie abed. I was so distressed to find myself so helpless and
useless to my family; I saw your Compound advertised and thought I would
try it. I took several bottles, and used
the Sanative Wash and Pillsasdiroctad,
and now I am as strong as I ever was,
and do all my own housework. I can
walk moro thuu a milo without any
Inoonvcnlcncc. Oh! I am truly grateful. I cur.not write the good you have
done me. Words are inadequate to
express it. May Cod bless you for the
good you are doing."���Mns. SIDNEY
Hamlet, Red House, Va.
Dnluth Water Work*.
After a 10 years' stnujfrle, Duluth has finally
acquired possession of Its water works. U
pays ?1,2R0,()00. while the price heretofore demanded was $2,100,000. The water company
sjient nearly $500,0(10 during that time in elections and litigation. The prospect of litiliuh
building a municipal plant at unce brought It
to time.    	
The Mississippi river, from the source
of the Missouri to the Eads jetties, is tlie
longest river in the world. It is 4300
miles in length, and drains an area of 1,-
72(1,000 square miles. The Amazon is the
widest river in the world, and, including
the Beni, is 4000 miles in length, and
drains 2,1)30,000 square miles of territory.
AN OPEN   Ls.TT._K VO  MOTHERS.
We are asserting in the courts our right to the
exclusive use ofthe word " .ASTORIA," and
"1'ITCHHR'SCASTORIA," as ourTrade Mark.
I, Dr. Samuel Pitcher, of Hyannis, Massachusetts,
was the originator of " PITCHER'S CAS rORIA,"
the same that has borne and does now bear the
facsimilesigiiatureofCHAS. H. FLETCHER on
every wrapper. This is the original " PITCHER'S
CASTORIA " which has been used in the homes
of the mothers of America for over thirty years.
I Look Carefully nt the wrapper and see that it is
the kind you have always bought, and has the
' signature  of CHAS.   H.   FLETCHER  on  the
wrapper.   No one has authority from me to use
my name except The Centaur Company of wbicb
.has. II. Fletcher is President.
March S, :"97-       SAMUEL PITCHER. MJX
The largest stone bridge is at I.tgang,
China, It crosses an arm of the China
sea, is nearly six miles in length, is composed entirely of stone, and has 300
arches, each 70 feet high. The largest
truss iron bridge in the world crosses the
Firth of Tay, in Scotland. It is 18,612 feet
in length and composed of 815 spans. Tlie
largest wooden bridge in the world is
that crossing Lake Pontchartrain, near
New Orleans. It is a trestlework 21 miles
in length, built of cypress piles, which
have been saturated with creosote oil to
preserve them. The highest bridge in tlie
United States is over Kinzina creek, near
Bradford, Pa. It was built in 1882, has
a total span of 20,51 feet and is 301 feet
above the creek bed.
I believe my prompt use of Plso's Cure
prevented quick consumption.���Mrs. Isii-
cy Wallace. Marquett, Kans.. Dec. 12, ''.Ki.
The largest park in the United State*
is Faii-mount, at Philadelphia. It contains 2740 acres.
MAGICALLY
EFFECTIVE
TREATMENT
FOR WEAK MEN
OF ALL AGES
NO AONBV IN ABVANCK. TsTob-
derful appliance **�� swlenttflo rcaa-
es_le�� Mut 00 trial to anr >*'�����_����������
man. A world-wide TepuUtion back of
this offer. Bvery otataole to happy marrie.1
life removed. Full strength, development
and tone tfven to every portion of the body.
FMlureImpossible; a(e no barrier.
"Klnj Bolomo��'s Treasure," only Aphrodlslaost
Tonic known. (Sm Olotloswy.) Moo a box. 1
���mks' treatment.   Mason Uhasalcal Co., P. O. Bos
7.7. FhilsHlelphla. Pa.
Medicine was   introduced
from Greece 200 B. C.
into Rome
DAftC r"T !mclni5 anil lnciitiiiK Oold or Stiver
111IIIsS Ore. hint or tuirlcil trca.ures. M. D-
MUl/sJ mm.Kit, llnx .TO.HimthliiKtoii.OoDn.
Try Schilling's Best tea and baking powder.
New Orleans has the largest custom
house in the world. It was begun in 184S
and finished in 1878. It is built of
Quincy granite, tho Interior being finished in finest marble. It has 111 rooms.
Kstiiiiated cost, .$4,900,000.
HALF
Free CATALOGUE
���Pree���Send for it
Bnell Lamberson,
Portland, Oregon.
1 Yr. 25c. 2 Yr. 50c.
PRICE
TOUR LIVER
Mnora'i Ito voaled Romady will do it. Three
doses will make 70a feel better. Get it from
your lrugf 1st or any wholesale drug house, ot
Irom Stewart A Holmea Drag Co.. Seattle.
Is it Wrong?
Get it Right.
Keep it Right.
i'OIIUItjiuip\-xu,'iif ,   ngv ��*w
No 0. O. D. scheme.
ERIE MEDICAL CO.,
65 NIAGARA ST.
BUFFALO. N   ""
V.
PISO'S   CURE   FOR    ^
UUHfS WHtRt All USE fAILS. ���_
Bs��t Cough Syrup. Tastes OoosL use
In tlino.   Sold by arugitlsts.
CONSUMPTION
��
Drugs...
Patent Medicines
mt Cut Rates...
W00DARD, CLARKE & CO.
Wholesale and Retail Druggists. Portland.
1*.  If.   V.
No.   51,   '��7. FRONT STREET, KASLO, BRITISH COLUMBIA
The Leading Commercial House,
Special Protection Against Fire
Electric Lights!   Electric Beils.
The Only Hote[ in Town HeateJ
I���1 (     I     I      |H     |       by Furnaces I   Bath Rooms.
Modern Sanitary Arrangments I
COCKLE & PAPWORTH, Proprietors.
Rates $2.50 and $3.00 Per Day.
Free Sample Rooms.
MINING RECORDS.
OEB SHIPMENTS,
l-'silIns* 1ng am tin- ore shipments fur thewcok
ending Dec. 16,dver the Kaaio & Blocan Ry:   ;
Mini'. Destination. Tons.
K u t li    Pueblo and Everett loo
Payne Pueblo and Everett 400
Whitewater Everett '211
Lucky .Mm      Pilot Bay :<I0
Lastchancu .Pueblo and Aurora  so
tteco Denver  oo
Trade Dollar    . ,.Kaaio...  US
tt'oudorful Kaslo  IS
Charleston Aurora  10
Eureka. Aurora  14
Total tons.
1249
From .inly 1.1887, to Decembers, Uie leading
:iiiin!i nt tin' Slocan legionhatteshipped over
ihe Kaslo & Blocan Kuihin.v for water tran-por-
Iiitiiill from Kaslo, ni follows:
Mine Tons Mini'.
Payne   8,232 Surprise	
Ruth  4,020 Slocan liny	
Whitewater  1,828] Alux	
Slocan Star*     75fflWonderfu] 	
Noble Five*     528 American Boy.
Washington*     4fl5fRedJ'ox	
i.t'i'ui Western....    812 Antoinc	
Rambler-Cariboo.    183 PreddlcLes....
rbex.     105 Goodenougn....
l.u.'ky lini  LUOoBesI	
I.list i ��� iimit'.'     884 Reco	
ous.
s:l
20
85
01
BI
80
01
���j:!0
' Concentrates.
The following is a statement <>f ore shipments over tlie Nakusp _, Slocan branch nf the
C. P. ft. from Sandon, Three Forks and Rose*
bcry since July 1st, noi Included in the forego*
ine!   All was shipped to Omaha;
Mine. Tons.[Mine. Tons.
Il.liilin     850 Reco     f>07
iSlocnn Star  l,.20|BntBrprlse ,....   100
^Concentrates,
METAL QUOTATIONS.
New York, liee. 17.���Silver, MJ40.
Copper���Quiet; brokers' price. flU.87Witll.O0.
'Lead���Kasv; brokers' prfoo,st8.60; exchange,
��8.06@3.76.
WEEKLY STOCK QUOTATIONS,
i^pllowing is a table of Hit' leading stocked
in ini UK eo in 1 in nics of the Slocan ami Ainsworth
mining divisions:
W FOR ELEGANT XMAS GOODS!
Companies.
No. of
Shares
Par   Market
Value ! Value
Payne     1,1100,0110 K.Mll $
SlocanStar : 1,000,01x1. ..mi] J2.25
Until       120,000 fl     I $
Reco.  .' !   1.000.0001 J1.00I 1.75
NobluFive     1,2uo,(kki l.IKI1 .10
Washington     l,imo,oo.r 1.110' .2,,
Rambler-Cariboo     t .000,000 1.00 .42',;
Surpriso I    226,000 l.oti <;
Qoodeuongh '    sou.uoo 1.1m .25
(treat Western        800,000 .80 .80
.(iiek��oii(Nortli'iillcll)   1,000,000 1.00 .26
1,000,000 1.00; .16
1,860,000 1.00 .25
I .OOO.OlKI l.IKI .1.1
860,000 1.00 .IT1 J
1,000,000 l.oti ,03m
800,000 .2."!1 J
1,000,000 1.001 .04
i.ooo.uoo 1.00 ,15
BOO.OOOJ ._,|
1,2M,000| ,60 .i'i
720,000 1,00 .11
1,(100,0011 1.0(1 .07!.,
1,000,000 l.Otl }
American Hoy.
s.aslo'Mont_.nma..
Dardanelles	
Gibson	
Wonderful	
I hex	
si. Keverno.	
Idler      	
London Hill	
Blaok iiianiontl...  .
Delllc   	
Elian 	
Mi'l..'.��l    	
Look at this List==Do You Want Any?
Diamonds   [  Rings, Ear Rings, Pendants!
W^iRtr^ln^^   i   Gold, Silver and Gold Filled Cases.
V \ ex lv_^i ito   f Elgin, Waltham and Hampden Movements \
Sterling   Silver  {  Novelties, Hollow Ware, Flat Ware !
T Imhr ^11 ^.<ii  ' i n H    C^c^^xf^m.   \  Gold | Silver Handles, Natural Wood Silver
UlllUlCilcia cLUU.   V^clIlCto   \ Trimmed Handles, Pearl .g Ivory Handles.
Ctlt GlaSS   j  Some CHOICE LINES STILL IN STOCK.
TI-TAA^Th^T   RV I- A Fine Stock of the
JKVV L^L^r^ I   1 Newest Goods !
Mail Orders Promptly Attended To.
R. STRATHERN, The Jeweler,
FRONT STREET,
KASLO,
BRITISH COLUMBIA.
flN'o stoi k on Hie market
of the foregoing, the follow ing have paid iliv
IdOlids 11K follows:
Payne       *  700,0lX)iNohle Mve ... 40,000
-loann Star.. .    400,000Goodenough... 82,800
Ruth          800,000 Washington... 10,000
hero          st87,600|JsVCls_On  20,000
Itambler-Carj.,     40,000 Surprise  20,000
Besides the foregoing, other mines, unstock-
eil, have paid dividends ns follows:
Idaho  * 240,000!Last Chanoe.,,     60,000
Whitewater....    134,000 Antolne      B5,000
Blocan Hoy       'J'i.oOo .Miinilor       lii.000
Following is 11 itiiiiinirallve statement of ore
shipped from 1 tin-[sot the Sloean nntl Ainswortli
lulningdistricts, pouting thrpugli the custom
house nl Kaslo for Ilie live recorded months tif
1896, .ill of 1896 and tbe llrst 11 months nf IWI7:
Cross Weight QroM Value of
of (ire in I,lis. (Ire lu Hollars
1895 (6 mouths)...). 2,2o.',S'.io *   114,641
1800 (12 months)....        28,844,624 1,114,118
1807 (11 months)....       01,958,206 3,428,844
Year.
Totals
87,281,700
|:l,8,')2,501
TUAXSKKKS. ETC.
[Where no consideration is mentioned the
nominal   inn of fl Is iimlt>rs<oiid.)
Hie. ln. -Monarch,888. silver Fox on south
Pork, 1   r. Peterson to P. J. Hill, >,.
key Fraction on nine Ridge, 0. 0, U-nneM in
trust, 10 Vancouver Meteor Mining Co,
Dec, IB, iMuvOieeon reaCreek L, McLean
io 1, k. cionln.
lona. uoiiee oi withdrawal ol .lain by t. B.
' irunln.
Uoo.14. Lake View, on Crawford oreek- W.
II. sherrod to II, W, Oollins,',.
Cliff on RltioRldge   1: .H.ililt WVAJohnson,! I
luii.,-1 and Kvorgreon on W Ib'iry ereeii
Arthur  Phillips to C. J.   Kapps  nml Thomas
Mitchell, ><j
He,, 1 i. Kl'iienc", Toli|.|iie fruition mid linl.-
bit's iv�� on south fork li. B.Oallop.Floronee
1 .alli.pand W. A, Sltliuier  to W. I'. Dickson ',
S.1:111.
Joli-r on South Kork-O. W. Tavlor 16   RAbt
McGregor, ROO,
KOIIHKII Till': l'AUSON.
Thieves Kntcr the Itcotory of Kev.  C. S.
Yiltcs During His Al.seiiee.
On his return last Friday from a
months' absence on the coast, Kev. O.
P. Yates, miseioner in charge of St.
Mark's church of England, this city,
found that thieves had entered tho little rectory in the rear of tho church
and stolen a curious assortment of
p;()ods, including a fine bible, some bed
pillows and little keepsakes made by
his children. The thief evidently possessed keys both to lit the mortised
lock of the door and the Yale lock of
the trunk, which latter had been
thoroughly rummaged. Both were
carefully re-locked. Thc bible was an
especially valuable one, being a double
issue of both the old and new version
in parallel columns, lt had been carefully wrapped up and placed in the
center of the trunk. The wrappings
wero left but tho book was gone. A
walking stick left on the bed may bo a
clue to tbo tl.ief.
ADVERTISED LETTEK LIST.
Following is the list of letters remaining uncalled for In the Kaslo Postollice since the last
list published over dale of Dec. 8,1897:
Borgetown, elms,
licrg, Ole
Comnton, A. it F.
Flotcher, j. O.
Gennlngs, iiu>.
Hamilton, C. K.
Kendall, I). A.
l.ounslierrv, Peter
McCloUd Co., Q. oi S.
Nieholls, Vi. I).
Racket, Chili.
Russell, J. II.
Weidort, Miss Mary.
H. If. OREEK, Postmaster.
Kaslo, B. ('., Dee. 15, .1897.
Bobrman, D,
Barker, I'ctcr
('awley, (Mias.
Cray ,t Campbell
Ganeyer, Paul, Kit
IliirUinu. E. B.
.Malm, A If.
Marshall, T. K.
MoGillivay, D.
Peterson,.In
Trumbull, J. M.
Voorhecs it Davis.
LOCATIONS.
t (lueeii by J.
Malono on
1  on  Wooii
Dec. 1".  -(
Goal, 1 'i-eol:.
True Penny by Samuel  I'uderl
linry creek.
l,:i-i 1 hanoe by J. M. Mcl'heD at south ond of
Kootenay Ink;'.
Chinook liv Dnnoan Graham at soutli end   of
Is'ooteniiy laltc.
CKIITIKICATES OF IM PIIOVKMENT.
Dec. 9,���-I'liiiih.'rhind lie Jacob I'lirlslenson.
Dec. 10.   Rook BouldsM by Pat Dowd.
Dee. W���Granite, Uttle Maud by I). Graliain.
Sim- bv !'. I". Slrobcek 11 ml .1. li.'Ilsrdlc
Dec. I!.    1   i'. l,y If. c. Ciimpl'ill-.lohnsoii.
Wedding Bell bj- Koderlcl, Maoleod.
Oflices or OottBgei for li.'in or Bale.
Turner il Rrydon, Huilderscon Front
.-.1 ci'i-t,liiiV(! a good business olllce, hard
iiiiishi'd cottages,or unfurnished rooms,
centrally located,for rent 01 sale. They
will also build to order. See tlicjn nt
their ollice in the News building, front
st., Kaslo, B. 1'.
WIHTKWATKH IIKC'M'IIR. DIVIDBMD
Seltl'H Iiiiiiiiiire nml I o,leitiiliiiiK Store
Just received direct from tho inanu
facturers a carload of low priced furniture, carpets, etc., suitable for hotels;
also, a full line of Undertaker's Supplies. Mr. .1. May, who has had considerable experience in' Chicago as a
funeral director, will have charge of
this department. J . .1. SEHL,
Kaslo, B. C.
������������>
The People Say_^_
That the Kootenay Is the Best   District in British Columbia.
That Kaslo is the Best Town in Kootenay.
that STEPHENSON
NBK HKM.Alli; M ttl/JIM..
i.iuiul    Hull
tn     he     Otven
Year's Kte.
on    New
or riulftiniH. t'restmlg,
n;nre   appropriiito  than a
Chailra
What   is
nice easy chair, or a fancy rattan rock-
ol�� for a f.'hi'istmas present.'' Owen &
. t.'C"i!-ioi iincen fitiK stock of them on
iiiimi. nml fan make you suggestions in
Miin line that will make your eyes
sparkle.
The.Mil,1   ���c >������;���!.mm  li ,i i i,,o:,,l A 1110111,-
I he Ownsrs for II CIll'IstniUH I'tesi nt.
Last Wednesday the Whitewater de-
, olared another largo dividend, $:i(i,0oti
I This swells the sum total to $124,0(10.
j liesides this, tho monthly pay roll of
I the mine, some $12.(i00, was disbursed
I and a neat balance laid aside.    Were
it not tor the washouts en route  to thi?
smelter, tyino' U(i several car loads of
ore, the   December dividend  would
have been larger yet.
Wanted, to (ro to Klondike,
Four aide bodied young men with
small Cs.piiul, to join an expedition to
Klondike, h'or full information; apply
G. B. P., this offloe.
At tho regular mooting <if the Kaslo
Fire brigade last Wednesday evening
there were seven now applications for
membership. This is onci niragliig as
indicating u renewed interest on the
part of the townspeople.
It was decided to give a grand ball
on New Year's ovo, probab ly at tho
Kaslo hotel auditorium for w.hieh committees were duly appointed and further details will be unnouncud later.
Fancy rphtilstery.
Owon tSc Stevenson, tho furniture
dealers are doing u lot of fancy upholstering for the holiday trade. ��Lou ngos,
footstools and ottomans thus ot lbel-
lished make attractive and ut eful
Christmas presents.
Bead tho NewB and get the news.
is ,.,.|> Warm.
Good ilr and tamarack wood i]elivor��
ed at shortest notlco and most roason-
abl.' ooitrcs, to any part of the city by
Lucas Bros, of the . KaBlo Transfer
company.
J,
I ^s0O6*
SELLS THE BEST DRUGS IN KASLO,
AND THE PEOPLE ARE RIGHT.
>o��ce>to����i����oos>������i>>iooitnt��������������<i>>oo������imtoo������iio>oo����������������>��'t��
HOLLAND BROS.,
Proprietors.
Slocan Cigar Factory, j
^^^PATRONIZEjIOME INDUSTRY.
��r UNION MADE GOODS! kaslo, b. c
teeteteete*HeteHe**teHe*te*Meee**e***zeHeHHHeteee$P4eee*e**ir**e+*4
:-^H��_ 5��Hj. ifa��H^&&i^&JMHM&$ <&&&&
Butte Hotel
^Restaurant
n
M
Meals at all hours between 5 a. m. and 9 p. m. Short Orders a Specialty. Business Men's Lunch from 11:80 a. m. to 7:80p.m.
D. A. CAliH, formerly of Columbia Hotel Restaurant, Houth side
Kront Bt., bet. 3rd and 4th, opposite Steamer Landings, Kaslo, B.C.
-jjHjHjr ^H?I-4Hi5 ^J-^H^ ijHotJLtHjl-iJi^.
irHE VALUE OF A
tQood /Advertising Medium
IS  MEASURED BY
The WRITIHH COLUMBIA NEWS la tho leading,
most cKrefullv cditod, most reliahle, best looking news-
pii]ior in tlio Kootenny Lake Country.
i-'^'    f-v     ��� j   y��-,s) I__lS_;     (  1'rtce ls cheap consistent
* Price ar.id Circulation j &$%%&$*
I Charac ter j
_i
y��r Kent.
A four room house, plastered, neatly I
furnished for housekeeping..   As'pply at I
I this office. I
Electriea. 1 Co. ostruction,
Pri' i'ate Telephone Lines,
W iring In all its branches.
Electric Light and Power Plants.
��� , Fixtures, Shades, Bell Goods, Ktti,
Headquarters in ihe htm Building, next to P.O., Front Street, Kaslo, B. C

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