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Published in the Interests of the Boundary and Christina Lake   Mining Districts
Vol. II.
CASCADE, B. C, JUNE 9, 1900.
No. 31.
Opposition to Mr. Martin Based on Prejudice Inspired
by Machine Politicians.
Know They Can Not Lead the Government Around by the
Nose if He is at the Head oi it, Hence They Seek
His Political Destruction.
The Winnipeg Tribune, under the
heading " British Columbia Elections,"
has the following to say editorially relative to Hon. Joseph Martin's record in
Manitoba, aud which the machine politicians aud their venal organs are viciously attacking and falsifying. The Premier's success to-morrow they greatly
fear would throw an insurmountable obstacle in the way of consummating their
nefarious schemes to despoil the people
by the aid of a corruptible government.
Here is what the Tribune says under
date of May 31 :
"In less than two weeks the contest
inuendo passed from mouth to mouth,
aud growing on their journey. If every
man were banished from our public life
who is no better endowed with the virtue
of private life than Mr. Martin, few leaders in either party would remain in our
legislatures. Mr. Martin has been singled out for this form of stabbing in the
dark because of his public virtues. In
righteouness of conduct in the performance of his public duties, in strict fulfillment of his duties as a legislator and
public man, in his faithful adherence to
the high standard of duty in his relations as a politician to the people, in his
absolute trustworthiness in the position
of public trust, Mr. Martin stands far
above his enemies and opponents. To
these merits he adds genuine statesmanship, fearlessness aud force. Compared
with him his enemies and opponents are
small, peddling, parish politicians. His
victory in British Columbia will mean a
new and better era, a new and life-stirring impulse that will be felt in public
affairs, not only in that province, but in
the whole Dominion from end to end.
A correspondent of one of the Van-
111 less man iwu wccks  liic uuuicsi ���.���        <��� ttt-
... British Columbia will be decided aud couver PaPers> wntin* from Wl���Peg>
it will be a great thing, not only for that Isa^ ' .
province, but for the whole Dominion,!        Your correspondent has met uum-
should Premier Martin be returned to | ^ of leading liberals and consen^atives,
all of whom signify the hope that British Columbia will elect Mr. Martin's government as no greater blessing could be-
power. That issue is still in doubt, but
indications are now most favorable���as a
result of the most wonderful fight ever
put up in any province by one man
single-handed. If the people of British
Columbia but knew their present Premier
as we in Manitoba do, there is not the
slightest doubt that they would respond
in a tremendous majority to the opportunity of putting him in power to carry
out his policy and to fulfill his pledges.
Though not at the head of the government, Mr. Martin, in three short years,
did more in Manitoba for the public good
than any other man before or since in
any length of time. He put the executive administration of the province ou a
business-like, economical footing. Thorough efficiency was introduced, and great
reductions iu expediture were made. Important legal reforms were accomplished,
railway monopoly was broken, freight
rates were lowered, hundreds of miles
of railway were built at but a fraction of
cost in public aid borne by this province
alone of any of the roads provided for
by the Dominion government. If he
had had his way bonding powers would
have been kept down to actual require
fall the Pacific province and country.
If Mr. Martin took up his residence in
Manitoba to-morrow he would be elected
in any English riding in the province,
and even as a resident of British Columbia he could make a big run in Winnipeg. Several members of the local legislature, both conservative and liberal, are
among those who hope for his success
on account of his railway platform.
Is This How It Happened?
Hon. David Mills says in his book,
"The English in Africa," that in 1813
six Boers were tried for treason in rebelling against English authority in Cape
Colony. One was pardoned and five
hanged. The one who was pardoned
was named Kruger, "whose execution
might have changed the currents of
South African history."
Plans Perfected by Which the Sawmill Industries of
the Boundary are to Be Centered Here.
The Montreal bank made a profit of
$1,500,000 during the year ending on
April 30, 1900.   Of this amount $1,200,-
000 is paid to idlers who hold bonds and
.,-,��, -,     1 wait for busy people to earn that amount
mentsof the roads. The separate school fof them to gpend  And this is but one of
system was abolished, and a single sys
tern of public schools for all races and
creeds was established.
All this, as we have said, was done
in three years. Later on the Remedial
Bill was defeated at Ottawa; others aided,
but without Mr. Martin it would not have
been done.
Mr. Martin's private life has been attacked, not openly, but by rumors and
many Canadian banks.   Canada is fast
becoming a nation of toilers and spoilers.
The Liverpool Post prints an elaborate description of a new suite of offices
which the Canadian Pacific company has
just fitted up in that city. They are
simply gorgeous and must prove a good
advertisment of Canada as also for the
Between Thirty and Forty Acres of Land for a Mlllslte
Above the Dam Have Been Purchased from the Town-
site Company.
The Record is pleased to be able to
make the announcement this week that
Cascade is about to have added to its
present important industrial works,
another, of much more than ordinary
By negotiations already signed and
sealed, the Yale-Columbia Lumbering
Co. is about to centralize its Boundary
operations at Casoade. The company
has purchased the Earle sawmill plant,
aud after the work at the present site is
cleaned up, the mill will be removed to
a new site purchased from the Townsite
Co., just above the big dam, consisting
of between thirty and forty acres of land.
The plant will be added to and enlarged
to a capacity of from 35,000 to 40,000
feet daily, with up-to-date machinery,
which will enable the company to turn
out in large quantities, finished lumber
of every description. The company has
secured timber rights the entire length
of the Kettle river, and their booms here
will be at a point to retain all logs floated from above.
Cascade will be made the general
shipping point for the Yale-Columbia
Lumbering Co., and its mill plant will
be enlarged from time to time, as the increase of business demands. It is understood that the work of moving and enlarging the mill will be begun within
thirty days, or earlier if the cleanup at
the old mill is finished sooner. When
this work is begun twenty-five or thirty
men will be put to work, and when the
new plant and business arrangements
are in full swing, it is calculated that.
from 100 to 150 men will be employed
by the company, who will be paid off in
The new enterprise will prove a great
benefit to our town, and the Townsite
company, through its resident agent,
Mr. G. K. Stocker, is to be congratulated on its success in securing the location of this great enterprise here, which
is due largely to liberal concessions on
Mr. Stocker's part, and otherwise persistent efforts, aud which most likely
will be the means of locating here other
payroll industries.
The townsite manager is acting wisely in seeking to first establish industrial
institutions before urging the settlement
of families with no prospect of employment.
Keed your eye on Casoade.
Vote for Smith Curtis and you will
not vote for a political broker. 2
jun* 9, IU
Fulilislicd on Sahii'iliivs al,  tiiscailc.
B. C,
PerYonr    fcJ.oo
Six Months     1.25
\\> Forolgi) Countries     2.ho
Ailvi'viisiiii; itnii's Furnished ou Application,
Jt conies from pretty pood authority that large sums of 0. P. R.coin
have heen coming into the Boundary
the past forty-eight hours to he
Used in the interest of Candidate
Mackintosh. Undoubtedly he is
that corporation's choice, as his
platform states explicitly that he
favors subsidising private railway
schemes. Have not the people seen
and felt enough of this form of
filching from the public treasury to
enrich a few, at the expense of
many ? Vote for Smith Curtis and
aid in putting a stop to this long-
practiced fraud.
It is confidently believed by his
numerous supporters in this vicinity that Hon, Smith Curtis will
emerge from the Boundary with
a handsome majority. He deserves
it. Vote your convictions, men, and
let the results take care of themselves. Do not he persuaded at the
last moment to change your mind
by trumped up assertions. At the
ballot box every man may exercise
a sovereign's power, with none to
thwart his purpose.
We ask our voti ng readers to
carefully scan the Martin platform
is this issue if they have not already done so, and to also thoughtfully read the article on the first
page of this issue, copied from the
Winnipeg Tribune. That Mr. Martin has been maliciously and
shamefully maligned and misrepresented by the press under the
control of the machine politicians,
there is not a shadow of doubt.
The opposition could not successfully combat the principles set
forth in Mr. Martin's platform, so
thev engage a venal press to traduce his character. Their principal
Btock in trade during the entire
campaign has been personal abuse.
Monopolies that desires to use
the government power to further
private schemes is back of all the
opposition to Joseph Martin and
Smith Curtis.
A hen's egg measuring 74x6
inches has been laid on our sanctum table. The proud cackier that
produced it is a resident in Mrs.
Wm. Brown's henery.
Officer Dinsmore was accosted by
some hobos Wednesday night and
ordered to throw up his hands. His
hands went up and so did his gun.
The highwaymen saw their mistake
and took to their heels, succeeding
in the darkness in making their
Gus Anderson, formerly in the
employ of the Commercial hotel
here, was payed off the other day
and afterwards claimed that he had
been robbed, charging Nels Nordeen
with being the man who took his
money. The accused was taken before Justice Rochuseen Thursday,
but was dismissed, owing to lack of
sufficient, or any evidence, to convict.
Mr. H. A. Jackson, the efficient
and ever popular general Passenger agent of the Spokane Falls &
Northern railway company, is to
be married next Tuesday, to Miss
Virginia Winston, of Spokane. The
Record joins with his numerous
friends and acquaintances in wishing him and  his chosen  life com
panion a well  rounded measure of
future happiness.
The poultry business is growing
apace in Cascade. Mrs Wm. Brown
has 76 little chicks out in healthy
condition, and thirty or more
young turkeys, besides two or three
dozen more chickens to come off
the hatching nest soon. C. H.
Thomas has about thirty young
Work to be Resumed.
Wm. Anderson, of the Cascade
Water Power & Light Co. has been
in Vancouver this week. He telegraphed to Contractor Quinlivan to
proceed immediately with the work
on the Hume, and in pursuance of
the order, Mr. Quinlivan wants 50
men  for rockwork  at once.    See
The Lawn Party.
Arrangements are in course of
perfection for a "Lawn Party," to
be given next Thursday evening,
June 14th, under the auspices of
the ladies of the Presbyterian society of Cascade, on the plateau just
north of the C. P. R. depot. This
will be an occasion of social pleasure, and the enjoyment of outdoor
games, and an excellent literary
and musical program that should
not be missed by any. Refreshments will be served from ice cream
cake, and lemonade booths. Admission to the grounds ten cents.
Should the weather prove unfavorable, adjournment to Montana hall
will lie had.
Chorus, Cascade Glee Club.
Reading, Mr. Simpson.
Organ Voluntary, Miss Daf-
Song, Mr. Stocker.
Recitation, Mrs. Brown.
Violin solo, Mr. Barton.
Song, Mrs. Southam.
Recitation, Mr. Ritchie.
Song, Mr. Rives.
Chorus, Cascade Glee Club.
Recitation, Je.-sie McRae.
Song, Mr. Stocker.
Violin Solo, Mr. Barton.
Song, Mrs. Brown.
Organ Solo, Mrs. Rochussen-
Iialian  Trio,    Messrs Scar-
our citizens have felt much safer.
Cascade should be provided with a
regular police officer, as in the
knowledge of the absence of police
protection, the toughs are sure to
make this place a general rendezvous during the warm season. Several drunken roughs have heen loitering about town all week. Cascade should have police protection,
and it is to he hoped that the government will heed the petition to
(hat end, which has been forwarded.
There will lie services Sunday
night iu the Presbyterian church,
but none in the morning. The
people of Cascade are much pleased
with their new minister, Rev. K.
W. Barton. He is a man of ability
and many pleasing traits of character, and the church work here
under his wise supervision is certain to prosper. The church was
filled last Sunday evening.
Theatre this Friday night at
Montana Hall. The beautiful two
act play,���"Was She to Blame?"
To-night only.
"Effltt" Minurtil cfctim Bltoato iu the Grand
Porks Mining Division of Ynlu District.
Whore located, on Texas OSOek, two miles cast
of Christina lake.
Take notice Unit I, Alhart K. Ashcrott.ns agent
for Mary Louisa 'fen 11, Kree Miner's Certllicttie
No. B80T90, intend sixty day* from tlie date hereof to apuly to the Mining Recorder for a certificate of improvements for tlie purpose of obtaluing
ii crown grunt of the nhnve claim.
And further take notice Hint uolion, under section ST.must oe commenced before t lis issuance
of such Certificates of Improvements.
Dated thi- 1st day of June, A. D., 1U00.
Certificate of Improvements.
ROMAN RAGLE Mineral Claim, situate in
the Grand Forks Mining Division of Yale District.
Where located:���About a mile southeast of Cascade Oil v.
Take Notice that I, F. C. Green, of Nelson, acting as agent for .1. J. Walker, Free Miner's
Certificate No. 1327,825, intend sixty days from
date hereof, to apply lo the Mining Recorder
for a Certificate of Improvements, for the purpose
of obtainig u Crown Grant of the above Claim.
And further take notice that action, Under section 87, must be commenced before the issuance
of such Certiuoale of Improvements.
Dated this 5th day of April, KIOO,
The Cascade Sawmill.
A large stock of Rough
and Dressed Lumber.
Laths, Shingles, Houldings, Etc
Estimates Furnished and
Prompt  Delivery Made.
Hd��^ Correspondence Solicited.
Reading, Mr. Turner.
Violin Solo, Mr. Barton.
During intermission   Mr. Simpson  will  render selections on  his
music liox. He will also act as chairman of the evening.
Spokane Palls & Northern Railway Company
Change of Time.
The Wm. Hamilton
Effective Sunday, June 3d. The
Spokane Falls & Northern Railway
will change time and inaugurate
new service as follows:
Day Train will leave Spokane
10:35 a. m��� nrrive Nelson 8:00 p.m.,
arrive Rossland 5:30 p. m,; will
leave Nelson 9:30 a. in., leave Rossland 12:05 p. tn., arrive Spokane
7:10 p. m.
Night train   (new 6ervice)  will!
leave Spokane 9:45 p. m., arrive
Rossland  6:30 a. m.;    will  leave)
Rossland 11:00 p. m., arrive Spo-j
kane 7:05 a. m. j
Great Northern standard sleeper
will be attached  to night, trains.
H. A. Jackson.
General Passenger Agent
Smith Curtis will he the choice
of the voters in Cascade and Gladstone, hy a four-fifths majority.
Officer Dinsmore hns heen in our
town this week, in whose presence
We do not keep "everything
under the sun," but we
have iu stock just what
you want when you start
out in the hills or "up the
Shoes, Etc.
W flO
June 9, 1900
We do Business in Grand Forks.
In appealing to you as the Premier of the Province, I heg to lay
before you the platform of the new
Government as follows :
1. The abolition of the $200
deposit for candidates for the Legislature.
2. The bringing into force, ns
loon as arningements cnn be completed, of the Torrens Registry
3. The Redistribution of the
constituencies on the hnsis of population, allowing to .sparsely populated districts a proportionately
target' representation limn to populous districts and cities.
4. The enactment of an accurate
���ystem of Government scaling of
logs, and its rigid enforcement.
5. The re-enactment of the dis.
allowed    Labor    Regulation    Act,
1898, and also all   the  statutes of
1899. containing anti-Mongolian
clauses if disallowed as proposed
by tlie Dominion Government'   .
6. To take a firm stand in every
other possible way with a view of
discouraging the spread of Oriental
cheap labor in this Province.
7. To provide for official in-
epeotian of all buildings, machinery
and works, with a view to com-,
pelting the adoption of proper
safeguards to life and health,
8. With regard to the Eight-
hour Law the Government will
continuo. to enforce the law as it
stands. An immediate inquiry
will be made by the Minister of
Mines into all grievances put forward in connection with its operation, with a view of bringing about
an amicable settlement. If no seU
tlement is reached the principle of
the referendum will he applied and
a vote taken at the general election
as to whether the law shall be re-
repealed. If the law is sustained
by the vote it will he retained upon
the statute book with its penalty
clause. If modifications can he
made removing any of the friction
brought about', without impairing
the principle of the law, they will
be adopted. If the vote is against
it the law will be repealed.
9. To restablish the London
Agency of British Columbia, and
to take every effective means of
bringing before the British public
the advantages of this Province, as
a place for the profitable investment of capital.
10. The retaining of the resources of the Province as an asset
for the benefit of the people, and
taking effective measures to prevent
the alienation of the public domain,
except to actual settlers or for actual
bona fide business, or industrial
purpose.!, putting an end to the
practice of speculating in connection with tbe same.
11. The taking of active measures for the systematic exploration
of the Province.
12. The borrowing of money for
the purpose of providing roads,
trails and bridges, provided that in
every case the money necessary to
pay the interest and sinking fund
in connection with the loan shall
be provided by additional taxation
so as not to impair the credit of the
13. In connection with the con
struction of Government roads and
trails, to provide hy the employment of competent civil engineers
and otherwise that the Government
money is expended upon some system which will he advantageous to
the general public, so that the old
system of providing roads as a
specal favor to supporters of the
Government may be entirely discontinued.
14. To keep the ordinary annual
expenditure within the ordinary
annual revenue, in order to preserve
intact the credit of the Province,
which is its best asset.
15. To adopt a system of government construction and operation
of railways and immediately to
proceed with the construction of a
railway on the south side of the
Fraser river, connecting the coast
with the Kootenay district with the
understanding that unless the other
railways now constructed in the
Province give fair connections and
make equitable joint freight and
passenger arrangements, the Province will continue this line to the
eastern boundary of the Province.
Proper connection wilheuoli Kootenay railway to be given to the Islam!
of Vancouver. With respect to other
parts of the Province, to proceed
to give to every portion of it railway connection at ms early a date
as possible, the railway, when constructed, to be operated by the Government through a Commission.
16. A railway bridge to be constructed in connection with the
Kootenay,railway across the Fraser
river, at or near New Westminster
and running powers giAen over it
to any railway company" applying
for '.he same, under proper conditions.
17. In case it is thought at any
time advisable to give a bonus to
any railway company, the same to
be in cash, and not hy way of a
land giant; and no such bonus to
be granted except upon the condition that a fair amount of the bonds
or shares of the company be transferred to the Province, and effective
means taken to give the Province
control of the freight and passenger
rates, and provision made against
such railway having any liabilities
against it except actual cost.
18. To take away from the
Lieutenant-Governor- in-Council,
any power to mako substantive
changes in the law, confining the
jurisdiction entirely to matters of
detail in working out the laws enacted hy the Legislature.
19. The establishment of an
institution within the Province for
the education of the Deaf and
20. To repeal the Alien Exclusion Act, as the reasons justifying
its enactment no longer obtain.
21. Amicable settlement of the
dispute with the Dominion Government as to Deadman's Island,
Stanley park and other lands, and
a,n arrangement with Mr. Ludgate,
by which, if possible, a sawmill
industry may he established and
carried on on Deadman's Island
under satisfactory conditions, protecting the interests of the people.
22. Proper means of giving
technical instruction to miners and
White Bros.,
Bkidgk Street,   GRAND FORKS
Watch repairing a. specialty.
Drugs and Stationery.
We carry nn up-to-date
und complete stock.
H. E. Woodland & Co.
Johnson Block,
Clark ft Son,
Sell Everything Hen Wear
W. K. Megaw,
General Merchant
Makes a Specialty Fine
Fisher Block, -*   ORAND FORKS.
New and Second-hand
....Bought and Sold....
Bridge Street, Near Custom House,
City Barbershop
Everything neat, clean and
workmanship the best.
convenient, and
Robert Prebilsky,
Mrs. M. F. Cross,
Proprietress JOHNSON BLOCK
First Ave.,      Grand Forks.
���-, '���    Rooms BOu and up.
l)t. H. S. SIMMONS,
Miller Block, over Woodland's Drug Store.
Spokane Falls k Northern Railway Co.
Nelson k Ft Slieppnl Railway Co.
Red Mountain Railway Co,
The only all-rail route between all points east,
west and south to Bosshuid, Nelson and Intermediate points; connecting at Spokane with the
Great Northern, Northern l'acillc aud O. R. & N.
Connects at Nelson with steamer Tor Kaslo and
all Kootenai lake points.
Connects at Meyers Falls with stage daily for
Republic, and connects at IJossberg with stage
dally for Grand Forks and Greenwood.
10:35 a m
12:05 p m
9:30 a m
Spokane 7:10 p m
Rossland 5:30 p m
Nelson        8:00 p in
9:45 p ni
11:00 p m
Spokane 7:05 a in
Rossland     fi:30 a in
Service for the year 1900 will
be commenced JUNE 10th.
The "Imperial Limited"
takes you across the Continent in four days without
change. It is a solid vestibule train, luxuriously
equipped with every possible
essential for the comfort and
convenience of Passengers.
Ask your friends who have
travelled on it. or address
Grneral Passenger Agent.
Certificate of Improvements.
"Wren" ami "Rix" Mineral Claims situate
in the Grand Forks mining division of Yale
Where located:���In Summit Camp.
Take Notice that I, Isaac H. Hullett, as
agent for Albert E. Keough, Free Miner's Certificate No. B8719, intend, sixty days from
the date hereof, to apply to the mining
recorder for Certificates of Improvements,
for the purpose of obtaining crown grants
of the above claims,
And further take notice that action, under section 37,niti8t be commenced before the issuance of
such Certificates of Improvements.
Dated this 30th day of April, A.D., IflOO.
W.F. Anderson,
Trav. Pass.Agent,
Nelson, B.C.
Certificate of Improvements.
"Alexandria" Mineral claim situate in the
Grand Forks Mining Division of Yale District.
Where located, in Summit camp.
Take notice that I, Albert. E. Ashcroft. Free
Miner's Certificate No. B29423, for myself, and na
agent forE.D. Olmsted, Free Miner's Certificate
34K0Bn, and James M. Fitzpntrick, Free
Miller's Certificate No. 34685a, intend
sixty days from the date hereof, to apply
to the Mining Recorder for a Certificate of Improvements for the purpose of obtaining a Crown
Grant of the above claim
And further take notice that action, under section 37, must be commenced before the issnance
of such certificates ot improvements.
Dated this 1st do/ of .Tune. A. D. 1000.
j line ft, l|i
Uncle Sain seems troubled. That
most unspeakable Turk, Abdul the
D'hamkl, is behaving in a most
un-Britisb fashion; firstly, in not
allowing his tail to be twisted, anil
secondly in exhibiting none to
twist. Uncle Sam says, "Abdul,
pay up or blow up," and the Sick
Man answers, "Did you speak?"
and then his ambassador comes
along and meekly says���"Oh, you
had some missions destroyed, had
you? Sorry, very sorry, but our
people are a bit touchy on religious
matters, and say���Mr. Monroe, you
wouldn't like any more wiped out
would you?" And then Uncle Sam
calls in Dewey and says, "Dewey,
you darling, if we won't make you
President, can you do for the Yil-
diz Kiosk what you did for the
Reina Christina?" And Dewey said
as Salisbury said some years ago:
"We cannot sail over the Anatolia
mountains, and if we try the Bos-
phorous, which is under two miles
wide and fortified from Riva to
Scutari, and from the Ru'mili Fa-
nar Light to the Golden Horn, we
won't have a stick left to fight the
Kaiser with." Then the Eagle
screamed and the Sick Man smiled,
and that's as far as it has got. Perhaps, however, an innocent island
or two may be bombarded. You
remember that when Salisbury
found he couldn't get at Constantinople, he had a smack at Crete. It
was a bit hypocritical, because in
bombarding the Faithful, he had
to spend a whole lot of golden
sovereigns bearing the inscription,
"Victoria, by the Grace of God.
Defender of the Faith," which
sounds inconsistent, but hypocncy
and inconsistency are great features
of statesmanship, and besides, if
powder has to be burnt, it has to
be burnt, whoever surfers, and
whether Mr. Chamberlain is shareholder in the cartridge factories or
And talking about Constantinople reminds me of something really
painful. A Liverpool ship owner
who isn't called Hardcastle, has a
charming daughter whose education was finished in Paris. She was
not allowed to come home for her
holidays, for fear it would break
her accent. At the commencement
of one vacation she disappeared.
The principal of the seminary received a note saying���"Don't be
alarmed, will be back when term
commences, have arranged for
weekly correspondence home. Grace
Hardcastle." And Madame Favart.
knowing which side her bread was
buttered, and that the Hardcastle
butter was good and thick, said
nothing. When the young lady returned, she said to Madame Favart,
''No, I will tell you nothing, and if
you say another word I'll leave."
That settled it. When the daughter
came home she was duly presented
and brought out. She had many
admirers, but her parents strove in
vain to make a brilliant match for
her. And that was not the only
trouble. Mamma Hardcastle called
me aside one day and said confidentially, "You know the Pension
Favart and ils methods, tell me, do
you think they caused Grace to
over study? Say Geography, for
example." I smiled. Over study?
Pension Favart! Not likely. "No,
certainly not," I answered, "the
training would be general and,
and, broad. Why do you ask?"
"Well you see" she replied, "Ever
since Grace returned home, she
persistently talk* about Constantinople, and the beauties of the Golden Horn. Now you know as well
as we do that she never saw Constantinople in her life. Dr. Gait
has been studying her for a week
and says she is a harmless monomaniac" That sounded serious, but
it was rot nevertheless. One evening later, Grace and I sat out three
dances running in the Conservatory, and being an old friend she
told me all. When she was missing,
she had got married to the secretary
of the Turkish Embassy in Paris,
and had spent her honey moon in
Constantinople, that was all. "Now
what shall I do?" she asked.
"Grace," I answered, "you'd better
let your mother think you're mad
rather than know you married that
terrible Turk" and that's how it
stands up to now. What I'm hope-
ing for is that either the Turk, who
keeps a harem I believe, or Mrs.
Hardeastle will soon die; the father, as usual, doesn't much matter.
Mayor Goodeve, in his arguments
against Premier Martin's coast railway, is quoted by the press to infer
that most or all of our goods come
from the East. If this be true, it
would appear that Mr. Goodeve is
basing his arguments on wrong
premises. Let my readers take particular note .of every thing they eat
and drink for one week, and aBk
themselves with each item if the
Mayor's statements be correct. I
think they will find them considerably at variance with facts. I have
too high an opinion of Mr. Gopd-
eve's integrity to believe he wilfully
misrepresented things for party
purposes, and prefer to think that
the statement was based on his experience of such "articles of bigotry and virtue" as his own
store handles, and those goods
are, in character and origin,
as wide apart from the staples
needed in our mining camps, as
respective profits on the same
Which reminds me of a local
fact. A deaf man went to the
chemist's for a parcel of drugs.
"How much" said the buyer,
"seventy-five cents" said the druggist. "How much?" Seventy-five-
cents." "Oh! twenty-five cents, here
you are, good day." "Good day and
be hanged" said the chemist, then
as the door closed on his patron,
"but I've made two dimes out of
you anyhow, you deaf old dunderhead."
Talking of Mayors, recalls an incident happening at a banquet
given by the Lord Mayor of London
to his provincial brethren in the
jubilee year. One hour before the
appointed time, a gentleman was
detected in the banquetting hall
carefully examining the cutlery. A
gilt-edged official approached and
inquired the intruder's business.
He produced his invitation card,
"Aw'm t'Mayor o'Bolton" he replied, "wheer do'st Mayor o'Owd-
liam and t'Mayor o'Roch da' sit?"
"His worship the Mayor of Oldham
aits here, sir''the functionary replied with dignity. "Rochdale
there." "Oh, indeed, well 'ere's a
Bov'rin', see tho' takes dalled good
care to gi' 'em some blunt knives���
or they'll be cutting their rr.aouths"
I know of course that my friend
Mr. Goodeve is not a Mayor of that
sort, although they do have some
funny banquets in Rossland at
times. :::::
"The flowing tide ii with us,
vote for Curtis" say the Martinites.
"Vole for Mackintosh and dam the
flowing tide" say the Conservatives.
There must be something in Brig-
hamy or Polygamy after all, if longevity be any criterion. Of the four
last Mormon Presidents, Brigham
Young died at 76, Taylor at 79,
Woodruff at 92 and Snow is 86 and
at it yet, the hoary headed old reprobate. :::::
Dirt's another thing that doesn't
appear to kill either. The Mayor
of Bolton once offered to donate
public baths at a cost of ��20.000 if
the public would appreciate same.
A meeting was held and ought certainly to have been unanimous, but
it wasn't. A tottering old spinner
got up on his "behime legs" and
said. "Measler Cheerman, my
granfeylher died af 70, and never
had a bath in his life. My fey ther
was 76 when he popped off and he
never had one, ow'ni 80 mysel' and
ow've never had noan either, and
aw'im blowed if aw'll have one now,
to please anybody." That settled it.
The Sydney Bulletin, smartest of
all organs of satire, once said, that
we had only one genuinely comic
paper in Great Brilian, and that
was the "Christian World," but in
British Columbia we may soon
have a competitor, publised by
Messrs Tripp & Co. of Grand Forks.
I am anxiously awaiting Vol. 1
No. 1. I make a collection of such
things. :::::
One of the dearest friends I ever
had was a clergyman. His mind
was broad, deep and elastic; his
heart warm, and his hand ever
stretched out to do good. But be
did like my hock. It was a glorious old Rudeaheimer, of unimpeachable character, and generally
made its appearance a few minutes
after he did. He always stayed
with the bottle right to the death
except once, and then there was a
reason for it. The day before, to
square off some social debts, I had
given a picnic; it was a somewhat
ambitious and highly successful
���tffair. We had a special train to
Chester, and every thing else to
match. The only two persons we
are interested in however, is a
blithering young idiot named Fair-
haven, and a highly bred teetotal
spinster of great modesty called
Ermyntrude Amelia Fitzgibbons.
The Dee River is generally muddy,
so we had taken a bottle of Spring
water with which Fairhaven was
to make tea   for the still fairer
Ermyntrude. On his way to the
hampers he trod on a boiled chicken
covered with aspec jelly and sat
down in a fruit salad upsetting
himself mind and body. Why I called him a blithering idiot, however,
is because he ought to have had
more sense than fetch a sealed bottle to make tea of. However, Miss
Fitzgibbons said it was the nicest
tea she ever had in her life, and
asked my wife the brand, ami
drank eight cups of it. I did'nt
know at the time what made
Ermyntrude so lively. When getting into the boat, she fell into the
river and I yanked her out, and to %
this day she insists I saved her
life, in three feet of water. However we got her wrung out, and
borrowed some clothes and started
off, and on the way home, it being
dark, she put her head on my
shoulder and called me by my
christian name aud said 1 was the
only man she ever really loved���
and, well���that's how it was, the
parson never finished that bottle,
it contained the water that ought
to have made the teetotal spinster's
tea. The cup that cheered and inebriated her, was made of my priceless old hock.
Dare I make a complaint and request in the same breath? As a
member of the League of American
Sportsmen, I wouln't like to say a
few words to the end of ameliorating the lot of our game birds and
animals during the breeding season. It is painful to find at times,
up in the hills the carcase of a
deer, sometimes a doe, which' has
been apparently slain either out of
pure wantonness or for the sake of
perhaps a few mouthfulls of meat,
again one occasionally tumbles on
a brood of young grouse which have
starved to death, apparently for
want of parental protection. Do
not mistake me, I am not a novice,
and have hunted at some expense,
and for lengthened periods in many
countries, visiting Queensland, Brazil, Java,Ceylon and elsewhere, and
know the signs. I recognise what a
coyote can do, and freely admit
that the best shot in the world is
not always certain of an immediate
kill. Man is not always to blame.
I would not go quite to the extreme
of one of our poets and say "Curses
on your barbarous art, and blasted
be your murder-aiming eye," but I
believe a little thought, a little self-
denial, would save many a wasted
life, and after all, the living animal
or bird is generally more interesting and attractive than its quivering flesh is. Perhaps I was careless
and thoughtless myself once, but a
letter from a friend and comrade iu
a good cause, a writer of worldwide reputation, received on the
eve of my departure on a hunting
tour, caused me to reflect.���"Bon
voyage et bon retour. Don't kill
any thing if you can help it. All
sport is unfair now that men have
breech loaders and repeating rifles,
and the creatures only their natural
weapons. Ever Yours, Ouida."
Those simple lines saved many
lives. Not all sermonB are preached
in church, and much good can be
done outside
"He pruyeth well, who loveth well
All thing!* hoth ureal and small,
For the great God who loveth us
He made and loveth all.
Sidney Anderson has a new
sword and says he is going up on to
the kopjes to kill someKrugers, and
that may be he will find some native brass mines, and grind stone
prospects on the way.


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