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Devoted to tho Mining Interests and Development of the District of East Kootenay.
Vol. 2, No. 19.
Golden, B. C, Friday, December 2, 1898.
$2.00 Per Year.
H. L. Cummins, F.L.S.,
And Civil Engineer.
Fort Steele,     ���     B. C.
c. a. ucciami.
Jas. A. Hinvsv
Harvey & McCarter,
Thos. McNaught,
Mlalng Broker, financial Agent, Conveyancer
.ad Notary Public.
Fnt office address:
Jas. Henderson,
Plans Prepared.
Prompt attention given to order..
A supply ol Building time lor sale.
Livery, Feed &
Sale Stables,
Fort Steele, S. E. Kootenay.
Pack Trains (or mincB supplied.
Freighting of all kinds undertaken.
TAKF. NOTICE, That sixty days alter date I
Intend to ajiply to tlie Chief Commissioner
ol Lands aad Wort, at Victoria. B.C.. lor per.
i mission to purchase ICO acres of land, described.
-,��. follow.: _       ,  .. __...
OofAIBMHUHf ** * po.t one. and one.hull rail..
Irom Columbia River, thence east -Kl chain,
along C. P. K. .nreey Hue, thenco north 40
-halm to Horse Thief Creek, thence went *��
ftmlus, thence south 40 chains to po��t ol com-
m-ncemeut; containing in all UO acres, more
..or less.
Dated November Id, 18W.
17slt J. A. BTODIURT.
JHDER and by virtue ol the power ol .ale
contained fnacertain mortgage madu by
J C. Oreene to Michael Carter an.! Joseph Lake,
and assigned tn the vendor and duly registered,
-���claim having beon made In payment ol the
moneys thereby secured, there Is ullercd lor
.ale by tender the following land, and prcmi*
.es, namely:      . '    . . , ,
All and singular thoso certain parcels or
tracts ol land and premises, situate, lyiug and
being in thc Town of Uolden, In tho Province
ol British Columbia, more particularly known
anil described aa lots numbers tell, elcveu and
twelve, in block number Ave, as shown upon a
map or plan of survey of the said town, approved and confirmed at Ottawa 16th March,
IMS, by Edouard Devlllc, Burvcynr'ioueral ol
Iloinlnlon Lands, and ol record in the Department ol thc Interior. _    ,
Tenders will be received by the undersigned,
at Uevelslokil, B. C, up lo 12 o'clock noon on
TnviKsiiav, thc First Dav op Hkcehher, 1����.
lor the purchase of thc said land, and premises.
Tho property will be sold In oue parcel, and
subject to a prior mortgage, mude to one J. R.
Miller, and by him assigned to W. 0. Wells.
The property In Question la known as the
.'Queen's Hotel," Uolden, B.C.
Further particulars anil condition, ot sale
may he ohtalneilon application to thu mortgagees' solicitor by letter addressed to him at
'..velstoke, B. C.
Dated the 10th day ol November, ISM.
10T1CE Is hereby given that an application
. < will bo made to thc Legislative Assembly
ol Ihe Province of British Columbia at III oust
amnion lor an Act to Incorporate a Company,
with power to construcl, equip, operate and
maintain a Railway (standard or narrow guSge)
lor the conveying ol passengers and freight
Irom some point at or near Cranbrook, thence
to Oolden, both ln tho Koo'enay District ol
British Columbia, by thc .honest and mosl
practicable route, with power to coulruet.
fwnip.oporate and maintain Branch Lines and
all necessary Roads, Bridge., Ways. Fertlcs,
Wharves, Docks and Coal Bunkers: also steam
and other Vessels and Boats, and generally to
earry on the business ol transportation; with
aower to erect, operate and maintain Telegraph
and Telephone Line, tn connection with the
.aid Railway and Branches for the transmission
��l message, lor the aobllc: and to acquire
Water Rights, to supply water or water power:
and lo generate electricity Ior supplying light,
heal and power, as well lor their own use as to
aell and supply to tho public: and with power
to carry on a business ol a Mining, Smelting
aud Refining Company! and to construct,
���iitttp, operate or to turn to account, to .ell or
Mliorwlsa dispose ol mines, smelter. ��nd ro-
flnerlos: to acquire, hold and dispose of mining
lands, miuing rights, coal lands, timber lands,
timber claims, surluce rights, water rights and
privileges, or other real or personal property:
and with power to expropriate lands for tbe
purposes of tho proposed Railway: and to ac*
qulio lands, bonuses, privileges or other aid,
���iroin any (lovernment or persons or bedles corporate: and to make trallle or other arrangements with Hallways, steamboat, or other
Companies, with power to build wagon roads to
bo used In tho construction ol such Railways or
mnv advance of tho same: and to levy and col*
lecl tolls from all persons using, and ot freight
���using over, any ol such roads; with all other
rights, powers or privileges as may lie necessary
or Incidental or conducive to th. attainment ol
I h. above objects or any ol them.
r>��. Solicitor, tor tha Applicants.
VWilL, l.f ��� Nortahor Ma, KM,
From Golden to the Boundary, Via Fort Steele, and
Out by Crow's Nest Pass.
By Basil G. Hamilton.
Three and a half miles along the main
trail from where the split was made,
leading to Toby Creek, lies Windermere.
This place ie exactly eighty-five miles by
road aouth from Golden, or one hundred
miles if the trip is made on the river
Its situation is on the Lower Columbia
or Windermere Lake, a beautiful body
of water about twelve miles long by
two wide; in it are many fish, and it is
warm onough for the purpose of bathing.
In the way of boating it ie too subject to
heavy winds in hot weather to be pleasant. The burg lies upon the eastern
shore, four miles from the southern end,
and has a position of peculiar grandeur,
looking out from the high land on this
hill-suirounded body of water; it has
two hotels, two stores, a Government
office, a hall for public meetings, and a
few dwellings. Here men engaged in
prospecting in the mountains or working
upon claims come to get supplies and
mail. It is the stopping-place of the
Royal Mail coach, whicli runs from
Cranbrook, and derives importance from
being a terminal point of the line of the
Upper Columbia Tramway & Navigation
Company's boats.
Tlie Navigation Company's craft makca
two return trips a week on thu Columbia
Rivor from Golden, carrying passengers
and freight. . Until the year 1897 it was
the practice to continue on to the end of
the lake and then up the tortuous channel of the uppermost part of the Columbia River into Mud Lake, and across it
to a tramway landing. At tliis point the
passengers and freight were taken by
means of cars a distance of six miles and
put on another boat, which ran with
them to Canal Flats (the head of the
Upper Columbia Lake); from here they
were driven one mile and a half to the
Kootenay River, where another steamer
awaited them and bore them down to
Fort Steele, or further to Jennings, in
the United States. Since that date the
system has been changed; the passenger
desiring to go via thiB route now transfers from boat to stage at Windermere
and is driven from there to Fort Steelo,
from which place he may take the boat
south. In the case of freight, the bulk
of what is intended for southern parts of
East Kootenay now comes in by train
over the Crow's Nest branch of the
Canadian Pacific Railway. There ie but
little doubt that all the passongers will
came this way before long.
In the neighborhood of Windermere
there are several good farms; Mr. Colin
McKay's is especially worthy of notice.
He has one hundred and thirty-eight
acres under cultivation, nearly all of
which was sown in wheat last year. Ho
is the owner of a large number of cattle
nd cayuses. Messrs. Clark and Taggart
iw closely in the way of merit. The
prillkiial people living south of Wlnder-
mereVithiu a short distance are the
Kootenw Indians, upon their reserve,
Theso felpws go in moro' for cattle and
horses thin the Shuswups, consequently
thoir plaice, that one sees along the
road, do lot make the same degreo of
show. Tney are aa fine a class of
people os|their brethreu though, and
have the same religion, and have recently
erected a neat frame church in which to
conduct their worship.
A few miles below the end of the
reserve Ur. Brewer's farm is passed,
near which are situated the Fairmont
Springs. The farm is locally celebrated
(or the splendid crops of strawberries
that are grown upon it. Nearby the
road crosses the Columbia River, by
bridge, passes Hardle'e horse ranch, the
line of the boat company's tramway, and
Dutch Creek. Next to Toby Creek, this
on* holds the record for rich mineral
claims (or the Windermere district;
most of them lie about twenty-five miles
up from the creek's mouth and are only
to be reached over a pack trail.
The character of the country traversed
by the road again changes; it leads well
up ou to the bench lands of tbe mountains and a grand view is afforded of the
waters of the Upper Columbia Lake;
plainly visible across it is the old pack
trail of the past generation; but few
(arms are to bo seen for many miles.
The Upper Columbia is a body of water
superior to any so far ps*i);d on the
route. It is of the same pleasant blue,
completely hemmed in by mountains;
measuring about fourteen miles long by
two wide. Tlie road goes up and down
over long sweeping hills, coming to a
climax in this respect by going down
tho one at Canal Flat; when once down
this the traveller is on the lowest ground
of tho valley. Near to the top of the hill
aro passed the silent buildings, docks
and tramway of the Thunder Hill Mining
Company, whicli represent tho expenditure of a large sum of money. Not far
away are to bo seen the neat and substantial buildings witli a fence of heavy
logs on the farm of Mr. Bullman, of
Thunder Hill.
Canal Flat is n levol stretch of prairie
about one and a half miles broad, connecting the valleya of the Uppor Columbia and Kootenay Rivor, which are
practically one.
The headwaters of thc Upper Coin mbia
Rivor are tlio Upper Columbia Lake,
latitude 60 degrees, with Mud and Col*
umbia Lakes as auxiliaries. The valloy
continues from here north awny up to
the Big Bend, a distance of 150 miles,
running between the ranges of the
Rockies on the cast and the Selkirks on
the west; at the Big Bend the rivor turns
abruptly south, and after flowing through
a series of lakes in West Kootenuy,
passes into the United States and
empties itself into tho Pacific Ocean. It
drains a total area of 190,000 square
miles; is navigable by boats utmost ita
entire length. The current ia Blow in
most places and the water murky.
On tlie western side of the Rocky
Mountains, sixty miles further north
than Canal Flat, aro the headwaters of
the Kootenay River. From here it flows
south past the headwaters of tho Columbia away down into the United States,
then turning north flows back into
Canada through some lakes and joins
the Columbia, as a tributary, at a point
about seventy miles distant from Iho
latter's source. It is clear, rapid, and
navigable from Canal Flat to a point well
within the United States.
In nearly the whole ot tho area of these
valleys bunch grass grows, affording
excellent grazing. The graBS country is
two hundred and fifty miles long, of itn
average widtli of livo miles, having a
number of lateral valleys of more limited
extent. It is safe to say that tho whole
is fertile, though in a tow places the
agricultural capabilities havo not been
[To be Continued,]
The Government Will   Not Renew
Any Timber Lloenses--Small
Mills the Sufferers.
(Vancouver World.)
A notice that has been running in the
Provincial Gazette for some time is
causing very much uneasiness in timber
circles. Stripped of its legal verbiage
the notice simply means that it is the
intention of tlie Government not to
renew any timber licenses.
In the past it has always been tho
custom to renew licenses for all claims
in regard to which the law had been
properly complied with. No man could
be expected to clean up any decent-sized
claim in one year. On the majority
there is about from two to three months'
preliminary work to be done, such as
preparing a camp, getting in supplies,
preparing skid roads, etc., before any
logging can be gone on with. *
Some claims have also the disadvantage that they cannot be worked during
the wet season. The expense of this is
very considerable, and no man would
undertake it unless he understood that
his license would be renewed from
year to year as long as he complied with
the law and paid the fee, until tlie claim
had been thoroughly worked. Men who
have opened camps comparatively recently and havo gone to (2,000 or (3,000
expense in getting the claim ready to
work, bought loggiug outfits and laid in
supplies will be simply bankrupted by
this order.
Besides the disastrous effect it will
have on the Coast logging industry this
proposal means ruin to all proprietors of
small mills in the interior which are
working on licensed limits. The closing
down of the camps will have a moat disastrous effect on all people who deal in
supplies for logging camps, not to mention how tt will retard the lumber industry and the men employed therein.
JONES.���At Field, B.C., on Thursday,
Novembor 24, 1898 (Thanksgiving Day),
the wife of JV Hi Jonxs, of a tjfjugh'or.
Several Oolden  Young- Oantlemon
Will Blacken Up and Sing
Songs, Etc,  Soon.
It will not be the fault nf several young
men of town if Golden docs not enjoy a
novel entertainment sometime during
the next few weeks. It hits only now, in
some mysterious manner, boon discovered that there is more or less musical
and dramatic ability right in this immediate vicinity which until now hae been
lying dormant and neglected, beca <ae
unrecognized. However, since it haa
finally manifested itself, tlie decision
waa reached, at a meeting of these "discoverers" tho other night, to do something in tlie way of development; and
for thia purpose preparations were at
once started, and aro now being carried
forward, for giving a minstrel entertainment in town some time in theearly part
of January.
As Is usual in such performances,
which are very popular with amatenre
in the Eastern towns, the programme
will bo made up of vocal solos, duets,
quartettes and choruses, jokes and monologues. The second part will be given
over to farces, dances, specialties and
muaical selections on the piano, violin,
mandolin, banjo, guitar, zither and harmonica. After tliis programme haB been
completed an invitation ball will be held
to which the audience will be invited.
If the affair meets with the success
which it certainly deserves, a similar entertainment will be given later on in the
season, or, if found practicable, perhaps
a dramatic performance. An energetic
committee, under the chairmanship of
Mr. George Mitchell, has been formed to
look after the necessary arrangements,
which will be made public as soon as
they are sufficiently advanced.
" Peace With Honor."
Spain has at last accepted the United
States Government offer of (20,000,000,
and at thc session of the joint peace commission consented without any conditions
to relinquish Cuba, and to cede Porto
Rico, Guam an.I the Philippines. The
document presenting tliis acceptance was
condensed into 300 words. [With the
exception of Great Britain, the whole of
Europe iB opposed to the expansion ol
the United States.
Spain having accepted the terms of
peace offered her by the United States,
the hitler power becomes ut once a factor
in Eastern politics. In the Western Pacific the United States will now own some
useful coaling stations, and, acting in
concert with Great Britain, may domuch
to open up Asia to civilization. She will
he aBked to chooso between the "open
oot" policy of Great Britain and tho
protectionist hedge of other European
powers, and she, having eyes to see and
brain to understand, is not likely to follow the lead set by decaying nations. Let
us hopo the future will see the two great
Anglo-Saxon powers working to a common end in the East as in the West.
Should this he tho case, tha world will
lie a pretty good place to live in���for the
There I* Plenty of Room for All.
Tho United States immigration commissioner has made therecommonduiton
that the head tax on immigrants should
be increased from one to two dollars it
head in order to more effectively prevent
tlie Influx of dependent, defective and
criminal classes from abroad. The tendency will doubtless be in the future to
build the immigiation fence higher in
United States, which will have thc effect
of turning the tide of immigration more
and more toward Canada. What wo require is a large influxof settlors todevelop
our great resources, but in the haste to
build up our population proper precautious should be taken to induce the best
kind of immigrants to settle within our
borders. K has frequently been demonstrated that the laws of this country can
mould a seemingly rough class of Immigrants into good, useful, law-abiding
citizens much inoreeffectivoly than those
of the United States, and consequently
we may expect to convert many diamonds in the rough, who settle within
our borders, into bright and shining
lights lu a short time.
Canmor. Mall Robbery.
We learn from a moBt rollitblo authority that on Wednesday morning when
the postmaster at Cunraoro received the
mall bag from the East he found the
same cut open and the registered mail
matter abstracted. So far as could bo
ascertained at the time of writing it was
thought that no other mail matter had
been tampered with; but until t thorough
investigation has been held, of course, it
will be imposslflle to determine just
exactly how much loss was sustained.
Eastern Papers Wish Them
Abolished���Many Claim-
holders Foreigners, Who
Should Pay for Pmvileoe
D. J. Becton, the new proprietor and
editor of the Nelson Miner, having assumed control of that journal, we may
look for spicy articles from his pen. In
a recent issue, in dealing with the Yukon
royalties, the Milter thus speaks:
Tho Monetary Times, published in Toronto, thinks that tho royulty on the
output of gold from the Yukon should lie
abolished. It is difficult to understand
why EuBtern papers should ho ao solicitous tor the miners of the Yukon, unless
it bo that their editors nre pressed for
themes, and wish to display oddity, in
the belief that it is sense. The royalty
is not a hardship, and, as we understand
it, the great bulk of those fortunate
enough to hold claims in that region
make no complaint. There may be some
who object to the tax, for with many the
payment of any tax is irkBomc, but the
great majority of claim-owners can afford
to pay it, and should pay it without hesitation.
There iB another side to the question
from that of the miners, nnd that
ia thc Government Bide. The Yukon
was an unorganized district until but a
short time ago, when the Minister of the
Interior, knowing what was expected of
the Government, set about bringing the
territory under control. To do this it
waa necessary to dispatch a stuff of oill-
cialsand to support, the authority whicli
they represented by such a force as was
deemed necessary. Therefore, adetach-
ment ol Mounted Police was sent there,
and this not lieing thought sufficient, a
contingent of garrison infantry wns sent
forward. This entailed heavy expenditure on the Government. It was a very
costly operation to send mon and supplies into this far away corner of the
Dominion, and when the Minister of the
Interior declared that it waa his intention to make the Y'ukon pay for the
Yukon, he made a business proposition
in which evoryono viewing tho facts
pro.ierly concurred.
When it is considered that the majority of the claim-holders are foreigners,
that they paid little for their claims in
the shape of rc*-istrntion lees, that their
labor or presence iu the territory is of no
benefit to Canada, inasmuch as many of
them draw their supplies from foreign
ports and depart thither with their gold
when they have cleaned up their claims,
we think it will be generally admitted
that the small royalty imposed ia In
every way justifiable. These foreigners
arc fortunate in lieing permitted to
secure claims with no further expense
than the recording fees, but besides this,
at very small expense to themselves,
they are under the regis of British law,
ns strong there in protecting life and
properly as it is anywhere in the Empire,
and does this count for nothing? Should
the Canadian people as a whole defray
the great cost of governing the Yukon
and get nothing in return? There are
few who would consider a policy of that
kind good management.
Under the circumstances the royalty
should 1)0 increased und in future no one
not n British subject should lie allowed
to stake a claim. It is hoped that the
Provincial Governmunt will enact a law
of thia kind applicable to the placor
region at Atlin Lake and other districts
of Northern Britiah Columbia, and in return for this protection to native miners,
impose a royalty on the output so that
the Province may have some profit from
its wonderful resourcos of this description.
Church  SorvloaJ.
rnnncB or iniilaxd.
The services at St. Paul's church,
Goldon, on Sunday next will be as follows :
11 a.m.���Morning Frayerand Celebration of Holy Communion.
7.30 p.m.���Evening Prayer and Sermon.
MXTitoniST enmon.
Service will he held id connection with
the Methodist church nn Sunday next
its follows: Donald, at 11 a.m.: Golden,
at 7.80 p.m. Everybody is welcome at
these services.
Prayer meeting on Tuesday nt 8 p.m
Services will be held the Hrst. third
nnd fourth Sundays of each month dur.
ing the. wintor at 7 30 p.m.
Sunday School nnd Biblo Class a
2.M p.m.
Meeting Hold--A  Challenge  From
Revelstoke Accepted for n
Game at Christmas.
A special meeting oi the Golden Ilocliey
Club wns held at the Columbia House on
Wednesday evening, with Vice-President
Wilson in the chair, Secretary Pibwrlgllt
in his accustomed place, and the following members In attendance: Messrs.
Field, Knowlton, Grant, Ilowden, Harrison, Winn, Lnmontagne,. Icily and Mood le
The first, business taken up was th<*
consideration ot a challenge from Secretary Johnson of the Revelstoke Hockey
Club for a game in Golden on Monday,
December 26th. Mr. Johnson expressed
a wish for a-league to be formed of the
Kamloops, Revelstoke and Golden Clubs.
It was decided to accept the challenge
for a game here on tiie day designated.;
but there was some opposition to bringing in the Kamloops club, on account of
the extra distance to he traveled. It ivim
thought advisable to form, instead, a
more compact league, composed of Revelstoke, Golden, Banff and C'anmore, and
the secretary was instructed to write to
these clubs to ascertain their feelings on
the proposition. Dr. Taylor and Messrs.
Plowright and Wilson were appointed (t
committee to wait upon the rink management and make all necessary arrangements for the holding of hockey practices
and league matcheB.
As soon as the rink is ready for occupancy, which will probably be by the
end of next week, practice games will be
held four times each wec-k. A practice
game was played on the river ovei-flowoii
on Tuesday afternoon, and it isquitecvi-
dent that Golden will have ujvery speedy
team and one which will be a consider.*
able factor in deciding the- championship
of this district. A suggestion lias beeu
made that on the opening night at thc
rink a mile race he held, in wliich every
member of the Hockey Club will enter,
the half number who are homo first to
j be entertained ut an oystor suppor by the
losing half. If the idee is carried out it
would prove of benellt lo the skitters and
of much amm-eme-nt to the spectators.
The following is tho result of the
monthly report for November:
Fifth Class���1st, Gladys Houston; 2nd,,
Walter Houston; 8rd, Laura Kenny.
Fourth Class���1st, Ernest Sutherland*;
2nd, Charles Btibar; 3rd, Mary Connor.
Third Senior���1st, Ida Bookhont; 2nd,,
Ella May Love; 3rd, Maggie Archor.
Third Junior���1st, ArthurJaynes; 2nd,,
Violet I'ughe; 3rd, George Lovo.
Second Class���1st, Minnie Sutherland^
2nd, Blanche Lore; 3rd, Jack Parsons.
First ClaBS���1st, Kova Nicholson ; 2nd,
Katie Kenny; 3rd, Katie I'ughe.
I. Primer Senior���1st, Arnold Hanna*;
2nd, Charles Dalqllist; 3rd, John Soles.
I. Primer Junior���1st, Albert Soles;
2nd, Antonio Hcsoruieuu; 3rd, Arthur
The following promotions were made-:
From II. Primer to First Clou���Katie
I'ughe, Katie Kenny, Allan Hanna,
Owena Staforth, Lawrence Dalquist,
Thomas Connor, Kova Nicholson.
Visiting Trustee���W. L. Houston.
Champion Skater McCulloch.
J. K. McCulloch, ihe champion skatsr,
who will make a tour through this Pro:
vines noxt mouth, Is tn give on exhibir
tion of speed and fancy skatingat Wioni.
peg on Monday night. Last winter 2,500
people witnessed the exhibitions of this
popular skater at Winnipeg, and the ex**
invasions of approval given hy tvtiryon*
theu speak favorably for large houses
again. Since then McCulloch has added
other laurels to his long list of triumphs..
Ho won the American championship at
Poughkcepsic, N. Y., last February, and
defeated the two second place winners
in a relay exhibition race at the lee Pal-
���ice, New York City. Besides his speed,
fancy and stilt skating, this year he wil)
Introduce an entirely nsw novelty in exhibitions���a skate cycle. This is practically a bicycle on .kntes and is Mc-
Culloch's own invention. Efforts are
being roade to get a rac�� arranged thin
year which will make McCulloch skatn
his tastcst, which ho has nevnr yet had
to do. He skates a, race to-night In Hat,
Portage against Helleteullc, of that, town,
who, experts think, has good prospects.
of becoming a dmigcrou", rlVrH ol 1${,
Cul.och. T7T~   P..Y5T   KOO'i'KX.Vi   aUNEU,   GOUIEN,   B.C.,   I illh.VS',,lil.VyMVl.Il
East Kootenay Miner,
A Week!* Journal, published every Jfrlcjaf
|uth��lntar*Mllot lhe East Kootenay District
making closest connections with itU Iraiqs and
pail rooles.
SUBSCHlPTIOIi RAT5BI By mMl or carrier
fZ.OO per year In advance,
ADVERTISING RATES; Ulsplay ads,H.60per
column Inch, t^.OO per column liich when In-
g.rted ou th.e title page ; legal ads. 10 cenls per
nonpareil line for Hrst iuuurlion, i; ceiaspcr
|lne Ior each additional insertion; reading
notice. 15 cent, per Hue each Insertion,
Changes ol ads. roust ucfno&lc.notlatertban
Birth, marriage and death notices inserted
JOB DEPARTMENT; Our Job Department
lithe bolt equipped priming olhce lu E-isi
Koqtenf-y and 1. prepared to do neat, artistic
Erlntlng at a reasonable price. One price to all
[all order, receive prompt altentloo.
CORRESPONDENTS: We Invite eorrcspon
dance on any subject of Interest lo the genera
public and desire a regular correspondent at
���vary point In iho District, In all cases the
bouaSd. name of writer must accompany lhe
manuscript, not necessarily for publication
hut a. a guarantee of good faith.
Correspondence with reference lo any mutter
(bat Disappeared in another paper mint lirst
be offered to that paper for publication before
11 un oppear In "Tin atnont."
Address all communication.
Golden, B. C.
who won the bet, remarks a brute who
haa seen a few Kansas girls.
Cuba is rapidly becoming Americanized���train robberiea and strikes have
recently occurred there,
Tne boy who has escaped tho rocking
rowhoat nnd the unloaded gun is now
trying his luck on the thin ice.
The police arc looking for a printer
who stole a coat at Cannjoro. If they
oatch him they'll probably make a "suit"
out al the case.
One hundred one nine thousand locomotives are at present running In
various countries. Europe hna 03,000;
America, 40,000; Asia, 3,000; Australia,
2,000, and Africa, 700.
Tho Gold Coinmissioiiership of Nelson
is vacant. It is not known the name of
lhe peison who will succeed Mr.Dennis;
but it is quite likely some friend of Mr.
Martin's front Manitoba will get the
The New York Supreme Court hue
decided that the anti-scalping law is unconstitutional and, therefore, inoperative. Railroad ticket agents and North
American Indians will, consequently,
continue to do business at the old stand.
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An immense future is in store for
Canadian mining. Hitherto it has been
principally the richer ores of her numerous camps that have attracted the capitalist, notwithstanding that any mining
man will admit that it is upon the
successful treatment of low grade ores
(hat the prosperity of a mineral region
depends. In future the low-grade deposits wiil yield thc largest returns.
The Poniinion has produced, nay is
producing, a marvellous percentage of
rich ore, but along with it is an infinitely
larger amount of poorer vein-stuff which,
if treated according to modern scientific
methods, would in the end pay better
dividends than thc narrower ribbons of
bonanza ore.
On the Rossland dumps alone there
*.ro some 2,000,000 tons of low-grade ore,
���much of if, worth $0 to *.12a ton. Thia
will shortly become amenable to treatment, as ono recently perfected method,
.which combines electrolytic treatment
with a chemical process, will treat such
jiilicious ores aa those of Rossland at a
.cost of about to a ton. Nor is this by
any means tbe only process which will
render low-grade ores profitable. A
smelting process is said to have been
perfected which will treat copper-gold
.ores for41 a too; and that several influential mining men believe in it is proved
by their having sunk 1250,000 in an
experimental plant. Three years from
to-day thore will be many companies at
work, .treating dumps which have been
.weathering for years, awaiting men of
capital and scientific knowledge to win
their contents. Once Canadian mine
owners shall have realized the fortunes
.that await an intelligent  attack upon
A Winnipeg paper rays: "A special
from the Coast with fourconchosof Chinese passengers and six carloads of silk
passed through the city this mornin.
The contents of the silk care were worth
over $1,000,000." The value of the four
coaches' contents is not stilted, but 17
cents would be a winning guess.
The Grand Trunk nnd the C. P. R.
have established a $1 sleeping car service
between Montreal and Toronto. It is to
bo hoped that thc C.P.R. will go further
snd extend the system to the Pacific
Const. Two dollars iB too much for many
people to pay for a berth, nn tho company would add greatly to its popularity
with its transcontinental patrons if il
gave a $1 service over its entire system.
A reasonable amendment to Hon. .Mr.
Mulock's newspaper postage bill would
be to make the free circulation area
twice as large in the West as in tlie East.
A mile, commercially, is much greater
to a newspaper in the East than it is in
the West, us the post offices arc lunch
moro numerous. We daresay ti.ero are
several papers published in the West
where free circulation would not include another post office but the one at
place of publication.
Evidence is rapidly accumulating tending to show beyond a question of a doubt
that East Kootenay will see glorious
times. Capitalists are becoming interested in tlie great mineral possibilities
of tlie district, und when the snow disappears next spring the work of development will be well under way from one
end of the district to the other.   Within
these poorer ores, tlm Dominion will be twe)ve months |rom thi, time thc min-
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.quantities of fruit imported from Cali-
jiia and other Pacific Coast States have
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.outcry on the part of tbe shippers of this
fruit, who claimed that the British
Columbia people were trying to destroy
the import business in fruit in the inter-
tut of the home growers. In other
words, it was not the introduction of
insect pests they were afraid of so much
as the competition of imported fruits
with the home grown varieties.
Until recently the seizure of fruit has
been confined to imported lots. This
week a telegram Irom Vancouver reports
the seliure nnd cremation of a quantity ol apples from Ontario, which were
"infected with the larva ol tho codlin
���aoth. It will be interesting to note how
jtbtOntario shippers wiil take the matter.
A Kansas girl bet 1,000 kisses on tlie
^-lection aod teat. So did the young man
eral output from East Kootenay will be
attracting the attention of the world.
Tho Province, of Vancouver, says:
" The Nelson Economist appears to have
a standing quarrel with Mr. Rostock
because he has not the oratorical gifts nf
Sir Wilfrid Laurier." As a matter ot
(act this paper has time and -igain expressed its admiration ot Mr. Bostock's
oratorical gifts, while at the same time
we reserved the right to remain away
from any public meeting at which this
young Cicero was likely to speak. The
Economist has no quarrel witli Mr.
Bostock, but we believe ho would be less
ridiculous in the eyes of thc public if he
doffed the lion's hide manufactured for
him by his hired men and hung a calf's
skin on those recreant limbs.-Ecotioinist.
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and twenty millions in railways in all
parts of the world. Foreign countries
and her own colonies have borrowed
from her eight hundred millions; one
hundred and ten millions *n invested in
colonial banks, and two hundred and
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Ever} body restless,
Grumbling at the dust,
Growling nt the cinders,
Pictures of disgust.
Axle hot and smoking,
Train delayed an hour,
How the faces lengthen,
Sullen, wrinkled, sour.
Sudden transformation-
Passengers in smiles-
Scowls and frowns hsve vanished,
What is it beguiles?
Grimy face and lingers,
Mouth all over crumbs,
Smeary wrist contrasting
Pink aud clean-suoked thumbs.
Round head nodding, bobbing,
lllne eyes full of fnn,
Wind-Mown tresses shining
Golden in thc sun.
Everybody cheerful,
No remarks profane,
Magic change effected���
Baby on the train.
know Miss Mandeville," said
Dorian Fontenel. "There were
two sisters of them, weren't there? One
��� radiant blonde with such a profusion
of magnificently burnished hair that
they called her 'The Princess with the
Golden Locke,' tho other, a little brunette, with black braids coiled at (he back
of her hesd, and -solemn eyes that looked
you through and through. Oh, yes, I
remembor them very well. They were
f rcat belles in town���wss it the winter
before last, or the -tinter before that?
And everybody wondered they didn't re*,
turn last season. So thoy live here, do
they? Well, upon my word, this iB quite
tn agreeable discovery. I must make it
my business to go and call directly, for,
do you know, Ariadne, I was just tho
least little bit hit by the brunette with
tlie great, grave, questioning eyes?"
Mrs. Major Fontenel shook a cloud of
fragrance from the satin folds of her fan,
and moved hor head disdainfully. Flattering as theso brotherly confidences
might be, their spirit was not exactly in
unision with the still tenderer relations
wliich she would have preferred. She
hod been a widow for tea years now, and
In her own opinion was no less beautiful
than when she had first stood at the altar.
And, after all, what did it matter that
the was live or six years older than her
cousin Florian? He suited her, and she
had invited him to Fontenel Plains to
fall in love with her, not to maunder
about his old fancies.
"Yes," said she, coWly; "I heard
something ol thoir once being in society.
But it didn't last long. Old Mandeville,
their grandfather, had got involved in
���.peculations, and when he shot himself
it was no more thau people expected."
"And how do they -support themselves
"Oh, 1 don't know. I suppose they go
out gnvorncssing, or tako in sewing or
fomething. Somehow people always do
get provided for in this world."
"Then you don't visit them?"
Mrs. Fontenel liftud her brows.
"Quite impossible 1" she said. "Thoy
were selling bouquets out of the green-
iiousct until the place was foreclosed.
Fancy selling bouquets out of one's own
���greenhouses for n living! Ami Cassis
has gone somewhere to learn stenography, and Kate goes around in calico
���dresses, exactly like a sorvant girl."
Florian smiled to himself. "She is
better posted as to these two girls than
���he is willing to admit," thought he.
And tho next morning he'walked over
the old stone bridge, and out across the
���elds to the old house in which Uonidas
Mandeville had died.
The upper blinda were all as carefully
closed and bolted as if tho old man's
corpse stilt lay in the echoing rooms;
but the basement windows were thrown
open to admit the fresh October air, and
a round, dark face, brilliant as that of a
Spanish senorita. appeared at the door to
answer hit knock.
"Is it the man for tho qnlnoe jelly?"
���aid she. "It ia not ready yet. I told
you to como this evening."
"I am vory fond of quince jolly," said
INurian Fontenel, gravely j "but I fear I
am not tho excclleat individual whom
you are expecting. Don't you remember
uie, Miss Kate?" I
"It li Mr. Fontenel," said Kate Mandeville, the crimeoa color mounting to
her cheeks.
"Exactly," said Florian. "May Mr.
Fontenel come in?"
Miss Mandeville hesitated a second,
then opened tho dear with a composed
"Yes, walk in," said she, "and see
how Industrious I am. I am a working
woman now. I do up preserves, pickles,
canned fruit and jellies. It isn't such an
unpleasant work, except when tho
weather ia warm: and 1 am very liberally paid for it. Citssie Is a workor too.
fihe is a member ol n stenographic class,
and is to get ten dollars a week when she
Kate had spoken 'all theso sentences
witli a careless grace, which would lead
���n itidiffuront auditor to infer that it was
a matter of course. But Florian Fontenel
knew her well enough to hold the true
key tn her nature. He understood how
,'liuful it wus lor her thus tacitly to acknowledge thc blight which bad passed
atrar her fortunes since Inst they met.
"I seo," he said quietly, "things nre
.banged, Miss Mandevillo, since I gave
you that sprig of sweet verbena in Mrs.
Ly Hell's conservatory that winter night.
You were a belle then���the star of the
evening. People spoke of you as the
beautiful Miss Mandeville."
" Did they? "
"And 1 told myself," added Florian,
" that it was useless to win the love of
one so courted and flattered. That I had
no sort of chance. That it was best for
me to withdraw from tho lists oefore I
bad got my poor wings, moth fashion,
hopelessly scarred and seamed."
"That was so like a man," said Kate
with a rising color. " You constituted
yourself judge, jury and executioner all
in cue. Will you bo good enough to step
aside? I have to pack theso glasses
carefully into a box, and "
" Pardon me," said Fontenel, without
stirring tho tenth part of un inch. "Just
a minute more. Well, 1 luft and went
abroad. Tlie next winter when I returned, other stars were shining upon
the fashionable horison. My planet was
gone. I am a proud man by nature, nnd
I said to myself that if Miss Mandeville
had ever cared for me she would have
signified to me, by some sign, however
Blight, that she was still in existence.
She did not."
" You can see why," said Kate with
heightened color. " I have received too
many rebuffs from the dear particular
friends of old days to encourage me to
risk any new dangers. But," with drooping eyelashes, " I have got the sprig of
sweet verbena hidden awny in my portfolio yet. I don't often get time to look
nt it, but it is always there to think of.
Now, may I go on with the jelly? "
" Not quite yet," said Fontenel with a
gravity that was truly laudable. " Miss
Mandeville, if I had followed ont the
lirst instincts of my heart tho night I
gave yuu the sweet verbena���if I had
asked you to be my wife���what would
you have said?"
" I should surely have said yes," Kate
Fontenel bit his lip.
" And I was mad enough to throw-
away all my chances of happiness," he
said. " lint I will not be so rash a
second time. Will you trust mo now,
Miss Mandeville? Will you marry mo?
I loved you dearly then; but, as heaven
is ray witness; I love you better and
more tenderly now. In all my life 1
havo never really cared for but one
woman, and she is before mo now. Will
you take me, Kate, with all my faults
and eccentricities, and try to make me
more worthy of yoursell? "
And Kate put her littlo hand in his
and answered with innocent frankness:
" Yes."
Mrs. Major Fontenel was one of those
feminine diplomats who always adapt
themselves graciously to thu exigencies
of the situation, and she called on Miss
Mandeville next day, and congratulated
her, in tlie prettiest way in thu world,
upon her engagement,
" But really," she added, with an artless laugh, " I had grown to believe that
Florian was a fore-ordaiucd old bachelor.
You don't know, Miss Mandeville, what
a victory you have achieved!"
And she enacted her part so perfectly
that Florian Fontenel, in spite of his
own senses, was almost, convinced thut
she had never cared for him at all.
But to her French maid, Jeanne, she
said angrily, when at last she returned
home and flung her elegant wrapping
recklessly on the sofa:
" There bursts the brightest bubble of
ray future! I could have held my own
against any new fancy, I solemnly believe, but these old flames are too much
for anyone to contend against."
And Joanne clasped her hands and
answered tragically:
"Ah, madame, it is very much heartbreaking 1"
Education for the Average Woman.
What education does the average woman need?
In the first place a thorough manual
training. She needs to know how to cook
a wholesome meal properly, to put it on
the table appetislngly, and to do this
with tne minimum expenditurenfenorgv.
It is one of the most hopeful signs in elementary education that kitchen gardening and household training aro being introduced into those schools which the
children of tha general population attend.
The need of this practical domestic
training for girls has probably been sufficiently emphasised, but in tho general
readjustment of occupations and duties
going on between men and women it is
more and more apparent that boys as
well as girls need a certain amount of
elementary domestic training.
It is a mere fetich, for instance, that
women should do all the mending or
even have all the care of children.
There are many families in which family
happiness, comfort and prosperity would
be greatly promoted if the husband and
father could, at least in an emergency,
take n competent share in tho routine
work of the household. There aro many
generous and kindly husbands who would
be glad to help, hut who are incapable
through lack of elementary training.
Since the bearing and roaring of children
ie tho most important function of women,
thc mother must be relieved, at least at
times, from many of her ordinary household cares. If there he not money
enough to hire extra service, it is inevitable that thc father should take, at
least temporarily, some of these duties
if the family is to bo maintained in com
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Good Bread Essential to Health.
Nothing helps a grocer more than a reputation
for good flour. We have never deviated a hairs
breadth in six years, always sticking to but one
The Best
and one brand
Blue Brand
Miners, prospectors and housekeepers bear in
mind that we always fill your orders with Ogil-
vie's Patent Hungarian. We won't send vou
some other brand with tho excuse���" Just as
Our flour trade has increased 100 per cent on
account of always handling this brand of flour.
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STORE, situated in the Town of Donald, County of Eaiit
Kootenay, will receive during tho next few days tht
following Holiday Goods:
Toys. Presents.
CLUBS (Children's)
Etc. Etc. Etc.
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Threo weeks, from Sunday wiil bo
jC'.iristinaa Day.
Six carloads of Crow's Nest Pass coal
have reached Nelson.
Lcavo your .orders at once at Field's
priijj Store for Diaries for 1S99.
Mrs. T. II. Dunne, of Donald, was in
town this week.���Revelstoke Herald.
Victoria has a new roller rink, and the
snort is being enjoyed by many ,of the
Finlay Sinclair, of Rossland. has beon
.appointed sub-collector of customs at
Cascade City.
Don't forget tlmt Field carriop Purses,
Toilet Sets, Perfumes, Etc., suitable for
Xnins presents.
It is predicted Mini nearly one million
dollars will be expended In bladings ill
Nelson nest year.
Somo of Oolden's curllns enthusiasts
are indulging in the roarla' game on tlie
river ice as we go lo pr
The steamer Ainsworth was swamped
on Kootonay Lake on Tuesday night,
and nine men were drowned.
Australia ami New Zealand nre now
supplying British Columbia with a considerable amount of butter.
The Victoria chief of polic-o has closed
up a number ol gambling places that had
thrived for some months in that city.
Tho Pnion printers ot Rossland will
hold their annual banquet on Sunday,
December 18th.   Here's lookin' st you.
Attention is called to the change of
advertisement of It. Pat more, Donald,
w.iicli appears iu another coluinn of this
The dateof the Winnipeg bonspiel has
lieen changed to February lilb. Mr, H.
fi. Pa/son, of Goldon, is the umpire for
this district.
Donald corre��*-on.len*'i. does not appear
Jhis issue, us.it did not reach us in time
for insertion.. It will apirair as usual
next week.
Jennie Anderson, a sporting woman,
was murdered in Westminster on Wednesday night by a 20-year old Frenchman named Donald l'erier.
The owners of tbe Victoria sealing
jjchooner Otto have been lined $1,000 for
pealing in tbo prohibited none around
the Pribyloff Islands.
Graphic, London Illustrated, Holly
Leaves, Christmas Globe, and all Christmas Magazines and Periodicals st Fjeld's
ptag Store.
Efforts nre being made by the G.N.R.
and tho C.I'.U. to reach Borne kind of an
understanding iu regard to llio traffic of
the Kootenuy6.
Mrs. M. Carlin, accompanied by her
jwo children, will leave Golden for
,Toronfo on Monday, where they will
spend the winter.
Thu C.P.H. tmllie receipts forthe week
ending November 21st were (570,000;
fat the Bume week uf lust year tboy wore
New WeBtminster will have among its
candidates for Echool trustees for the
coming year two ladies, Mesdames Hill
and Robson.
The C.I'.U. has ordered twelve special
compound engines from the Richmond,
Va., Locomotive Works, to be delivered
us soon ns possible.
The report is again revived that the
Great Northern Railway will bridge the
Fraser River at New Woattninpter and
run a line to Vancouver.
Vancouver City Council will ask the
f'roviucial Legislature to enfranchise
women in that city that they may vote
at municipal elections.
Tho New Westminster Lacrosse Club
^cfeated Victoria at tho latter place on
Thanksgiving Day for the championship
pf the Province by 4 goalB to 3.
Proceedings have been commenced
against Manager Ellis and Editor I.ugrin
of the Victoria Colotiistonaccountofeditorial references to an election petition
' The Vancouver Trades and Labor
Council has issued a circular calling for
a convention of labor organizations of
tbe Province inthateity on December
"���Oth to 12th.
Victoria's new police magistrate io a
strict prohibitionist, and the saloonkeepers and public generally are incensed over his Birict interpretation ol
the liquor law.
There is a decided movement on foot
jn Victoria for tiie inspection ol stationary boilers. This will be have tbe effect
of guarding against accideuts that otherwise might occur.'
It is expected that the photograph
business which we mentioned last week
was about to be started in Golden will
probably be ready for business by the
end of next week.
Now ie the time for merchants to
begin and advertise their Christmas
goods. Tbe Christmas buyer wants to
know just were to visit on Xmas Eye for
"the.seloction of present^'.
Mr. George Bertram, M.P. for Centre
Toronto, who.has just returned from this
province, in an'interview with a Globe
feporter, Bays he'iecoiivin'ced ol the limit-
its extent el tbe wealth oi tbe Kootenay
country and the splendid futuro before
tho whole district, studded as it already
is with thriving and growing towns.
The editors of the Rossland Miner and
the Evening Record havo beon enjoying
Borne professional rivalry of late, whicli
has resulted in the latter being made the
defendant in a suit tor libel.
Tho nomination and election ot officers
for Court Kicking Horse No. 3713,1.O.F,,
will lie held on Thursday, 10th inst., at
tho lodge room, Alexander Hall, when a
full attendanco ia requested.
The Victoria Typographical Union,
through its secretary, W. L. Cullin, protests against tlie practice of Victoria business firms in gettiug much of their printing dono in the East.   There are others!
Mr. Neill, Government member ol the
Provincial Legislature for Alberni, has
resigned bis seat, as be hud received a
contract from the Government since his
election.   Ho will again be a candidate.
Mr. C. A. Warren is prepared to receive orders for Christmas decorations,
including bouquets, holly, mistletoe and
all sorts of wreaths and wreathing. To
insure delivery orders should bo Bent in
at once.
Messrs. Kerloot und Fulmar, mail
contractors, of Golden and Fort Steele,
have dissolved partnership. Mr. Ker-
foot will continue the business. The
dissolution dates from Saturday, November 26th.
Thc commission of inquiry into the
cause of the late terrible tire in New
Westminster is about Unshed, and tbe
evidence shows that the Are was caused
by spontaneous combustion amongst a
pile of hoy.
The shipments frioin Ros--land camp
for tha woek endltig November 20th were
3,">00 toiiB, divided as follows; Le Roi,
1,100; War Eagle, 2,300; Iron Mask, 100.
For lhe sums period last year the shipments were 1,155 tons.
The discovery of gold in the Atlli) district is likely, from all appearances, to
result in as great a rush in the spring as
did that in the Klondike. But it is to be
hoped that, unlike Klondike supplies,
tne entire outfits will be purchased in
British Columbia.
The London, Eng,. Capitalist says:
British Columbia is as extensive ns France
and Italy combined. Agriculture is
limited by the mountains, but the forests
are vast and valuable, the rivers teem
with the most splendid salmon, and the
climate is similar to that of the British
A Swede wss taken from Golden
General Hospital to New Westminster
yesterday in charge of Constable Cox.
The unfortunate man was struck hy an
engine while passing through one of Ihe
tunnels in the canyon about two months
ago, resulting in a lots) derangement of
his mental' ower,
Thero will he a Christmas tree entertainment in tbe .M.*'l;,'di*.|('!..ir.'h, Gulden, on Christinas eve, and a programme
of vocal and instrumental music, recitations, readings, etc., will lie given.
Practices have already begun, and the
affair promises to be veryt-u.u.'sful, both
from a social and financial point of view.
All thu 1 um be ring mills of llritisli
Columbia were represented at a private
secret conference being held in San Fran
cisco last week with the object of reorganizing the Pacific Coast combine to advance prices $2 on the thousand, this
being deemed possible, owing to the immense demand from China and Siberia
It is reported that 14,000 letters have
been received at Vancouver from Dawson
to be forwarded to Canadian and United
States points. They were unstamped,
and it is claimed that the postal authorities at Dawson had received 25 cents for
each letter. They sent sufficient money
to Vancouver to pay the 3-cent postage,
and pocketed the difference.
It is said that the U. S. import duty
on lead bullion will be retained, in spite
of the efforts of the Canadian commissioners at tho International conference
now iu session. If such iB the case, it
will provo a severe blow to the Kootenay
lead smelting industry, until such time
as local refineries are established. It is
not bo much the duty on lead ore, as the
duty on lead bullion which should be removed.
It js just as well to keep steadily in
mind the conclusion arrived at by Provincial Sanitary Inspector Wolley in the
matter of the Chinese resident in this
Province. After a thorough investigation into tlieir habits lie concluded that
the filthy condition of the Chinese
throughout the Province was a menace
every day and everywhere to the health
of everyone who comes in contact with
them.���Kamloops Sentinel.
The Japanese Government has entered
protest igainBt the act of the Provincial
Legislature passed last spring prohibiting Japanese as well as Chinese from
working'iii connection with any enterprise authorized under Provincial statute.
The Japanese ambassador reports that
his Government regards tbe statute as
contrary to the comity of uatjou, and
asks the Dominion Government to disallow the obnoxious measure.. . The
Federal authorities have several months
yet in which to take action.
Goorge Taylor, of Ottawa, who first
went North with the Armstrong party
fiom Golden, has returnod from the
Atliu Lake country,   He confirms pe
report that prospecting haB stoppod there
for the season because of a mix-up in the
office of the mining recorder. "I think
the country will be as good as that of the
Klondyke, and I expect to seo a great
rush in there next spring. A great number are waiting at Skaguay to go in on
the ice with their provisions, and they
will no doubt prospect around during the
winter and record their claims when the
season reopens."���Vancouver World
The Mr. Taylor mentioned ie a brotherof
Dr. Taylor, ot Golden.
It is proposed to establish a Canadian
Club in London, Eng.
1/ird Minto's first official dinner was
given at Ottawa on Saturday last.
Franco is on the vorgo of a civil revolution which has been impending for many
Tho last C.P.R. steamer for tho season
loft Fort William for Owen Sound on
The first detachment ofDoukhobors
will sail from Uatoum for Manitoba on
the 10th inst.
The rumor is revived that Premier
Hardy of Ontario is to bo knighted on
New Year's Day.
Hon G, E, Foster addressed a large
meeting of the Young Conservatives at
Toronto on Monday.
During the past year 5,537 persons of
all nationalities visited the Canadian
National Park at Banff.
An earthquake shock was felt in
Virginia and Carolina on Saturday hiBt,
but no damage was done.
Last week an attempt was made to
wreck the train on wliich tho Czar was
traveling to Copenhagen.
It i�� rumored that Ontario will follow
the lead of the Dominion Government
by starting a printing bureau.
Ottawa City Rugby Club defeated
Ottawa College for the championship of
Canada on Thursday by 11 to 1.
France witl add seventy ships to her
navy during 189!) and 11)00. She may
need them all long before that time,
The U. S. first class battleship Wis.
cousin was launched at San Francisco
last Saturday before 50,000 spectators.
U. S. Labor Commissioner Powderley
says that in futuro the alien labor law
will not he enforced against Canadians.
The Emperor William arrived home
on Saturday iltler |iis trip abroad, during
which he fully sustained his reputation
for being a rather erratic ruler.
The U. S. National Board of Trade, in
session at Washington, advocates the
reduction of letter rates to one cent.
And Canada still pays three cents!
Tho price of lumber has gone up in
the 11. S. markets, on account of the
Government requiring 40,000,000 feet, fur
Cuba, Porto Rico and the Philippines.
A scheme is on foot to connect the
Great Lakes and the Atlantic by an International canal, by way of St. Lawrence Rivor, Lake Champlaiii and Hudson River.
Groat storms have been raging qn the
New England Atlantic coast. About 170
vessels have been lost, and many lives,
70 persons having beep drowned in and
around Boston Harbor alone.
The C. P. R. special, with High Com*
missioner Lord Struthcona on board,
made a very fust run from Montreal to
Ottawa lust week, covering tlie distance
of 111 miles iu 2 hours 12}�� minutes.
London papers sav that the "open
door" policy which the U. S. has
adopted in regard to her new possession
the Philippines, will do much to ring
the two great English-speaking nations
New York City had a blizzard last
Saturday in which seven persons perished and sixteen Buffered from exposure.
Wires were torn down and trains delnyuil
those from Boston being twenty-five
hours late.
It is rumored in Toronto that E. F.
Clarke, M.P., who was mayor of the city
from 1888 to 1802, will again be a candidate next yoar. The present mayor, John
Shaw, and Alderman Georgo McMurricb
are already in the field.
A picked Toronto Rugby football team
defeated an All-Buffalo team at the latter
city ou Thanksgiving Day by a score of
14 to 5. One half-time was played under
Canadian rales, and the second half
under American College rules, Canada
winning both halves.
The U. S. Secretary of the Navy recommends fifteen additional warships
and an appropriation of (25,000,000 for
smokeless powder, etc. These ships,
with tlie fifty-five already under construction, will give that countay a rather
formidable navy, which will come in very
handy when that Anglo-Saxon alliance
is a reality.
The C. P. R. and the G. T, R., having
now settled thejr differences, a considerable saving of time will be made lu the
running time between Toronto and western points, as t||e O, P. K. have again
been given running privileges oyer th.
G. T. It. ehortjiue from Toronto to North
Bay, 327 miles, which will bo a saving of
six or eight hours over the former 450-
mile route by way of Smith's Falls. Two
first class sleepers will be sent East each
day, one for Montreal and the other for
Toronto, direct by way of North Bay.
Canadians are now retaliating on account of the obnoxious American alien
law, and last week a gang of eight
American workmen employed in the gas
pipe works on the Canadian side near
Detroit were hustled back to the land of
the free with more manual force than
argument. Some Yankee black eyes
prove that.
The Minneapolis Times is agitating
the adoption of the twenty-four o'clock
system, and says " those who have
traveled on the Canadian Pacific Railway beyond Winnipeg will realize what
a blessing will be this way of reckoning
time. Thero aro no a.m.'s and p.ra.'s to
hunt up on tho time tables. You know
exactly when a train leaves and when it
arrives and can govorn your conduct
accordingly, to that if you are late for a
train it is your fault und not that of tho
time table."
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