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FIRST   YEAR.--NO.   49.
GRAND FORKS, B.  C,   SATURDAY,   APRIL  17,  1897.
Everything Nfew and Best Furnished House in Town.
INBODY   &   DAVIDSON,   Proprietors.
Always Found at the Bar.   Special attention Paid to Transciont Trade.
-~P. CARR~~
-Suits Made to Order at Reasonable Prices.
All Work Guaranteed to Give Satisfaction.   Special attention paid to Cleaning and Repairing.   Give me a trial order.
All kinds of Meats, German Sausages and Head
Clheese always on hand,
People of Eastern Canada Beooming
Discontented and "Will Emigrate
to the Mineral Districts
of this Section-
Grand Forks, R. C.
The Mammoth Hotel of the Kettle River District.
MRS. A. V. DAVIS, Proprietress.
Seeds! Seeds!
A Large Stock of Northern Grown
Garden Seeds in Bulk. The Very
Best Quality at Eastern Prices.
First Class Quality and the prices Will Please You.
Of   All Kinds at Spokane   Prices  Freight and
Incidentals   Added.
0.   B.   &   P.  B.  NELSON,
At last definnte information haB beon
received from Victoria as to the time of
holding tho Brat municipal election in
Grand Forks, and is to the effect that
Mr, Aikman ha« boen mado returning
olHcer.and that his appointment-together with tho necessary registry blanks and
full instructions, had been forwarded
and would be here in time so that the*
election could be held between May 1st
and 5th. The cause of the delay was
owing to a misapprehension on the part
of the government regarding the wishes
of the citizens of Grand Forks, relative
to the time of holding the election, an i
on being satisfied on this point, step?
were at once taken to proceed with the
election. It is to be regretted that
there should exist, especially at thi-
time, any differences between the citizens of the town. We aro at present [entering upon a most critical per
iod in the history ot our city, and givat
care should be taken that no mistake**
are made in the organization of its first
municipal government. A little plain
talk at this timo may avoid mistaket
that will do untold damage to the fu
ture icterests of Graud Forks. Thai
the town is infested with the worst lot
of "knockers" that every congregated
in any community, no one dare to deny.
They are Btrietly opposed to seeing an>
one prosperbutthemselves;they havenoi
got the moral courage to como out and
do business on a broad guago business
principal—live and let live —but en
deavor to further their own interests by
decrying those of their opponents.
That sort of argument is no argument
at all. You not only do your fellow citi
zen irreparable harm, but yoursoll
as well, and at the same timi
do more to injure the future of thi
town and keep investors away than anything else. Tho time has come when
we should be men among men, lay aside
all childish difference, put our should
ers to tho wheel and pull together for
one common cause—tho building of tho
largest and most prosperous city in
Southeastern British Columbia.
Let progress be our watch word, and
when i' comeB to matters that will bene
Ht Grand ForkB, let every man get in
line and pull togethor, regardless of who
will reap the most pecuniary benefit at
the tim&.
Now, who will take the first step to
ward bringing about a reconciliation oi
the opposing factions, and see if something cannot bo dono toward putting an
end to this contomptible undor handed
fight, at present being carried on in ou*
midBt. Come gentlemen, now is the
accepted time* don't put it off until il
is too late, but come forward aud be
Leaves Busiburgonthe arrival of the southbound train arriving at Grand Forks
■ at 9 o'clock same evening.   Leaves Grand Forks at i o'cloca a. m., arriving at
Bossburg in time to connect with northbound train.   Express and freight promptly attended to and handled at reasonable rates.
Should carefully consider
the cost of material, and
by figuring, find out that!
all kinds of
Rough and Dressed Lumber)
Shingles, Lath, Etc.
pun be purchased ut tlio
Qrand  Forks
Sawmill ....
C.  K, SIMPSON, Proprietor.
a l. Mcdonald,
Contractor and Builder,
GRAND   FORKS,   B.   C.
Plnns und specifications drawn, estimates fur-
nislied on all kinds of building. Work strictly
i "Docs nil kinds of repairing and horseshoeing.
"»-Jhrk strictly llrttclass.
Cosmos Hotel
Dining Room
Fins-class Meal,
Good Service,
Prices Reasonable.
Board by the Day or Week. The table will
always bo found supplied with tlio best the
market affords,
Millington Hoilse
Good Accommodations, and   the Table
Suppliod with tho Best tbo
Market Affords.
Mrs.   A.   Bryant,
Mr. Chas. Hay who returned to the Forks lasl
week from an extended visit to hiB family, at
Portage La Prairie, was a pleasant caller at the
Minimi otliee this week. In speaking of tne condition of the times in that section Mr. Hay said:
"At present there is considerable discontent
manifested anions tlie farmers and others, owing to the Stringent state of lhe times, brought
about by the inability ot the farmers to really
on the products of their labor. Wheat being
the chief product of the country, the price ol
it naturally regulates, in a great m-osure, the
prosperty Of the country. If the price of wheat
is hign everybody is prosperous; if low,ith
just the reverse. The uncertainty of the price
of this commodity, has been tlie mea< sot causing a great many to look to other sections for
investment, and the mining district of British
Columbia is coming lu for its full bhare of con
slderatlon tu not only this particular local*
ity, but throughout entire Eastern Canada, the
spirit of dlscoutent Is apparent, and tlie mining
districts of Kootenay and Yule will recelvi
a large influx of Immigration thu present season from that quarter, Of course the recent
discovery ot rlub mineral In Western Ontario will, In nil probability, attract considerable c-ipltnl thai would have fo.iud its way
Into this section.
"The majority of those who would find thoro
way into this section, were men ofsttl il mean*
and laboring men who hoped to better their
condition, which is the case In nearly every
section where mining is in success in I operation. The Kootenay districts would j;et the
bulk of this large immigration, ou account ot
its railway facilities, aud  Rossland would be
A Bitting oi" the County Court of Yale will be
holdcn Ht
DAY OF MAY, 1807,
At the hour of 10 o'clock in the forenoon.
By Command,
C. A. II. LAMfiLY, R. C. 0.
Government Oflice, Osoyoos,   B.   C. April
13th, 1807.
the general dumping ground for It, from whence
It will scatter out Into tbe various districts.
"I don't look for auy great amount of capital
to find its way into this distiict this year, owing
to the lack of transportation facilities and the
undeveloped state of our mines. That class of
mining operators that made Rossland what it Is
today, Is what we will get this season. Men
that have a tew thousand dollars, and are not
iifr*.' 1 to risk it in developing the resources of
the ountry. They are the fore-runners of cap
ital.and without them no district would ever
come to the front.
"In speaking of railways, I feel confident thai
it Is only a mutter of time—and that not very
distant--before we will huve a railway into this
section. The road that would hoof the greatest
benoflt to this section, is one that would give
us direct communication with tbc coast with
an eastern outlet, thus we would be enabled to
get our goodB from Vancouver or Victoria and
ship our ores to the smelters without u transfer,
Tho Victoria, Vancouver & Ueastern is, in my
opinion, the one that people of this district
should encourage, as l believe it would be of
the most benefit to us.
'Of course, a road from tho Columbia river
to Pentieton would be better than no road at
"Another thing that will have a tendency to
deter the rapid advancement of the mining Interests of the province, is the lack of smelters
on this side of thij line. The iticrease of: duty
recently placed ou our mineral output, will
make the smelting of our ores almost unprofitable if done on the other side of tho line, aud
in order to make mining profitable, smelters
will have to be erected lu our midst.
"As to Grand F^rks, I have unbounded faith
tn its future, and feel confident that it ia destined in time tube one of, if not the largest and
most important cities in this section, and feel
safe in predicting that in less than five years
it will be the commercial centre and distributing point for this vast territory of country."
Mr. Hay is building a handsome resilience on
his property adjoining towu, and expects to
move his family here at**onee with a view of
making Qrand Forks his future home.
For Easter oggago to the Arcadia.
Steel Tray Wheel Barrows at Manly's Hardware store.
Dr. Averill returned this morning from, a business trip to coast cities.
The fine weather of the past few days ha»
started the prospectors into the hills.
.Easter eggs of all colors. Those like your
'■ma" used to give you, at the Arcadia.
It. E. Darrow and W, Tawett of Cascade City,
wore at the Forks this week purchasing supplies.
Dave Gard and II. C. Howell, of the East Fork
of the Kettle river are sojourning lu town a
few days.
Every stage that arrives Is loaded with people looking lor real estate investment and busi
iless locations.
Ed. Driscoll, the hustling merchant of Car-
sou, was in town this week. He was accompanied by hh son.
Rev.ThomasPattonhas returned home from
ftoBBland where he haB been for some time on
business connected with church matters.
The contractors commenced work this week
on the residence of Mr. Chas. Cumings, on the
east side of the North Fork, just above Mr. John
Manly's residence.
Pat Walsh, of Missoula, Montana, was an
arrival on Wednesday's Btage from Marcus,
tie is an architect aud contractor and expects
to locale at the Forks.
W. U Angus, of Montreal, was among the
numerous visitors at the Forks this week, and
express himself as being favorably impressed
with Us general aspect.
Con. Cosgrove left on Tuesday for the North
ForkB district to do assessment Work on the
Emma claim, a property -that has every indication developing into Bomothlng good
John Donaldson aud \\. li. Brown oi Guolph.
Ontario, were among the arrivals this Wi ck
They have purchased property and expect to
engage in the mercantile business.
Commencing with Monday Williams' stage
ti ie will return to the old running schedule
mil passengers will be landed at the Forks the
same day they leave Marcus and llossburg.
Mr. White came down from Brown's camp
on Monday, where he has been doing assessment work on the Earthquake, aud brought
.villi him some line specimens ol ore taken from
that property.
Mrs. Hauler, of the Arcadia oyster house,
i wing to her rapidly Increasing trade has found
it necessary to erect a large addition to her
place of business. This will give her live rooms
.v hich \\ ill be used as private dining rooms
Mr. Gee, a speculator from Rossland, arrived
in the Forks this week and has caught the craze
md invested largely In Qrand Forks property,
w itli a view of er cting n business house and establishing his son lu the mercantile business.
In order to set at rest auy doubt as 11 where
the proposed govern mo nl building are to be
erected) wo will state wo are in possession oi
authentic information thai thi y win he bulll on
block 17 of lho original townalte of Grand ForkB.
D. .1. Shaw, a mining man of ronowti from
Duraugo, Colorado, wns arrival at the ForkB on
Monday's stane and registered at the Grand
Forks, Mr.shiu |b making a tour nf thi- dis
Diet, and Invested heavily In ' Irand Forks business property.
.1. K. Johnson left this mowing for Vernon,
having been summoned home hy the BerlotiB
Illness ot his fat hor, whom the attending phy-
-iclaus havo pronounced beyond recovery. Mr.
JohnBon and Mb sisters have the sympathy of
the entire community In ibis hour of grim.
Owing to the initmssahle condition of the road
between Grand Forks and Greenwood the proprietors of tlie stage lines operating un
tins route, have been compelled to discontinue
running until the roads ure in a passable condition. At present the mail is being Carrie d on
Fred Wollasteu, provincial surveyor, started
this week on the work of surveying and platting eighty acres ol the Rugglers farm, situated just across the Kettle river from town, into
lots, which will be pi iced on the market as an
addition to Grand Forks.
A contract for driving a fifty-foot tunnel on
tho Grey taglo, on Observation mountain, adjoining town, was let yesterday, and work is to
be pusho I. Mr. Lawrence see ired the contract and expects to be ready to commence
work In about ten days, and tt ill run a double
shift in mder to finish the contract on time.
Tbe BUrfacfe showing on ibis property is very
promising and is owned by Judge Splnks and a
syndicate of Rossland capitalists, who propose
to fully demonstrate its irue value.
Silver-plated    knives    and  forks  at
Manly's Hardware.
Oysters served in any style on  short
notice at tho Arcadia.
Within  Six Months and bo Oompletel
Within Three Years.—Resolutions Adopted Expressing Our Wishes-
in accordance with tho announcement made
in last week's Mineii, calling a meeting, iii response to a request from Mr, Donald Graham,
our representative in the legislative assembly,
asking for an expression or the wishes of our
citizens relative to the passage of the bill now
before that body, entitled; "An Act to authorize a Loan of Two Million Five Hundred Thousand Dollars, for the purpose of aiding the construction of railways and other public works,"
a large gathering of the representative citizens
Of the town assembled at Manly's ball, last Monday evening. The meeting was organized by
electing Mr. E. Bpraggett, chairman, and Mr.
Aikman, secretary. After stating the ohje-t of
the meeting, those present were called Upon for
m expression of their views upon the subject
and short speeches were made by Messrs. John
Manly, Chas. Hay, P. T. McCallum, ('has. Cun
Ings, Mr. Addison and a number of others.
Altera thorough discussion ol the subject, Mr.
P. T. McCallum Introduced the following resolution, which was   unnnimosly passed; i
Wherba9"Au act to authorize a loan of $2,500,
000 for the purpose of aiding the construction
if railways anil other public works" is uow under consideration by the legislative assembly of
the province of British Columbia.   Ami
Whereas clause 8, and subsection (A), (II) and
(O) are as follows:
8, There is hereby granted lor and iu aid of
the construction of the following railways, and
to be paid out of the moneys raised under this
aot, a.sum not exceeding $4,000 for each mile of
railway oi the uniform gauge of four feet, eight
and one-half inches, viz:
(a) For a rnilyway from Pentieton to the
Boundary creek district, approximately urn
miles in length.
(b) For a railway from Butte Inlet to Ques-
uelle approximately 280 miles.
(c) For a railway from the coast to Chilli-
whack approximately 60 miles.  And
Whereas, A continuous line ot railway from
the coast cities to Boundary Creek, Grand Forks
and West Kootenay mineral districts is an immediate necessity and would he of incalculable benefit to nine-tenths of the resident population of this province    And
Whereas, Any other railway project which
might tend to defer the building of the line
from the coast cities to Boundary Creek, Grand
Forks and West Kootenay mineral districts
should be laid over for future consideration.
Whereas, The immense volume nf trade and
commerce, now being diverted from this portion of British Columbia to the American cities
tor want of transportation to the cities of the
province, is a great drain on the commercial
resources Tof Canada, and particularly of this
province. Therefore it is the opinion of this
meeting that such measures should be taken
by the legislative assembly, as will insure the
construction of this much needed line of railway from the coast cities to Broundary creek,
Irand Forks and West Kootenay without any
unnecessary delay.
Resolved] This meeting would strongly Impress on the legislative assembly the urgency of
having this railway constructed at an early
date, and would strongly object to granting two
years after the passage of the act, before commencing to build the railway, aB set forth lu
subsection 1, of clause 9, and would only grant
assistance to a company on condition the work
of building the line should commence within
six months after the act ia assented to, and have
the line completed within three years from that
A committee of live was appointed to prepare
a transcript of the meeting, together with a
eopy of the resolution, and forward the same
to Mr  ijiahani- at Victoria.
Cascauk City, April lith—[To the editor o!
the M'Nivtt.J -A powerful syndicate has been
formed to operate ou Castle mountain. It has
seemed nineteen claims at the bead of Christina lake and will push development work soon
us snow will permit. Among those Interested
in the syndicate is the lion. Hugh John McDonald, Hon Thomas M. Daly, Stewart, John
MeMUevary, R. J. Beuley, J. b. O, Abbott, J. A.
MoDonaly, W. J. Robinson and A. C Gait.
Col. 11 ii met' is hack from Rossland and reports
great iut'-ro-d lu the Cbtlfltlna district by lloss
binders and predicts a groat lullux from thero
at an early date,
Henry ilatke, of Rossland, secured thii week,
an option on some wiiuahh- prospects on the
lake owned by Miner ICalloy,
Wrlghi &9chwaiih stago now makes dally trips
om Cascade lo (irand Korku nnd return, also
miiii Cascade to Bossburg and return making
this a night station, "Charlie' Is a good rustler
and deserves the stage load of passengers he
secures evi r.v trlji.
a parly of tive from Rossland arrived In town
Thursday and proceeded up the lako to do de
velopme'ut work on the Cracker Jaok aud adjoining claims ahOUttlx miles up the lake.
Reservation Notes.
Work  has bd n stopped on the Populist In
an House camp by surface water.   The owners
Messis.   Ward and Turner Bros., have a shaft
downOO feet oil the property.
Anderson, lindley &00 , are pushing work
on their group of seven claims on Jumbo mountain The principal properties iu this group
are the Snowy Day and good Luck.
In Denver camp the Bright Smile Mining Co.,
are prosec itlng work vigorously on their properties, consisting of the Daylight, North States;
Denver, Virginia, Queen and Bright Smile.
Sixly-fo^tshafts have been put down oil cacti
of the two first named claims w Ith good ore In
Bossburg Notes.
BOBS II OHO, April 9.—A petition for a road from
Bossburg to the Kettle river road, from Marcus,
has been prepared here and is beiug sent to the
county oommiBsioners at Colville today, it ia
signed by nil the must influencial citizens,
J. Dunn, ol Deadwood camp, waa a passongei
on Wright &Schwan*s stage from Grand lurk-.
the other dayi He was on his way to Trail, it
C, where he has some assessments to do on his
New buildings are going up daily and Bossburg is beginning to boom, among the new business houses to he opened soon may bo mentioned an assay offloe to be opened up hy j. F.
lioland and W. F. Ilamr, a building for which
Is now being put up on Becoud avo.;a restaurant to bo started by Mr. 11 C Keck on Second
ave., and a new hotel Which Messrs. J. B. Pope
and O. 3. Floyd are putting up on Third ave.,
while Margaret JennlngB who has leased the old
Adams house, and now runs it a- tho Bossburg,
contemplate*-- the building ol a large audition
Iir. A. Vesen, intends opening up a drug store
aud establishing himself as a physician.
A Heavy Loss.
For the past week the water in the North
Fork has been gradually raising, owing to the
rapid melting of tin; snow in tho mountains,
and at present it has attained a height of about
two and a half feet above low water mark.
Some time during Tuesday night the boom ol
the (irand ForkB Saw Mill company gave away
and the logs at once started down the river.
Early Wednesday morning the break was repaired and thought to be high water proof,
Thursday morning it again broke, this time
causing a total loss of logs, the estimated value
of which is placed at over $--2,090.
Mr. Simpson, the manager «f the company,
at once Bet About perfecting arrangements to
move his entire plant to Newbys place, some
three miles from lown, where he can obtain au
abundance of timber without having to use the
treacherous river at all. Mr. Simpson says that
the mill will not be shut down over ten dayfl
on account of the move.
Fixing the Roads.
The stage road between Grand Forks and
Marcus haB been for the past few weeks in a
horribly bad condition, und probably the worst
spot in the road, is that piece between Grand
Forks and Johnson's ferry, and especially that
portion a short distance below town, In whicli
place au empty wagon will sink to the hubs,
and many a teauiaster has been "hungup" there
in tlie last two weeks. This Btute of affairs
would probably BtiU exist, but for the hustling
qualities Of our enterprising townsman, Mr.
Joseph L. Wiseman, who took the matter in hand
and collected by subscription sufficient funds
and labor donated to repair this had pleco ol
road, so that freighters will not loss their outfit
in attempting to pass over it.
The Finest of the Season.
The long talked of Bachelors ball has co
and gone, and will long be remembered as tho
most  enjoyable,  as well as successful, social
event iu the annals of Grand  Forks.   H was
strictly an invitation afl'alr, and about 125 re
Bponded, a goodly number of whom came from
across the range.   Tbe music on this occasion
was supber'o.   Great credit iB due to those who
had the  management of tho affair in  charge,
as nothing was lofl undone toward making a
pleasant evening for their guests.   Buch an occasion as this U"i only docseredtt to die Bachelors and their lady patronesses of this section,
but to the community at large.
Inspecting North Fork Claims.
(j. B. Rtooking and s. F. Ilepworth accom
pained hy Messrs. Gousc'l and Reynolds, oi
-cattle, made a flying trip up the North Fork,
last week, pi.ying a visit to tbe well kttown
Cumberland and Mo.lie Pratt claims, in Clark'-*-'
camp, and were much pleased with what they
saw: hut owing to the depth of the buow they
were unable to give the ground as close ad
examination as they would  have done.   The
surface Showing   of   these properties arc;   of   u
quartz formation carrylugagood percentage ol
gold i ud copper.
A Success*
The social and concert that was given last
Wednesday evening lu aid of the Presbyterian
church, was lu every respect a bucoosb. The
program which consisted of songs and recitations was well appreciated by the audience of
over 10J people. At tho close of the program, a
most suiuplous r< past was served by the ladled
and enjoyed by those present. AfterBupper was
disposed of several of tho bes* cakes tluii wo ■
left were auctioned oil by Mr. Filley, who
proved himself to be an auctioneer of no mean
pretentions, and thus ended a most enjoyable.
To Organize a Masonic Lodge.
The meeting held on Thursday evening, al tho
office of P. T. McCallum, for tin purpose ol
taking tbe inialory steps toward the organ!; t
tlon of a masonic lodgo in jt irand Foi its was well
attended There were over twenty live mem
bers present, all ol whom belonged to the Immediate vicinity of Grand Forks. Commit
11 es w ere appointed to ascertain the uecessarj
steps to he taken to procure a charter, and to
take steps to Bocure a site tor the purpose of
building a masonic temple.
'iho promoters of the organization expect l i
be properly organized aucTin a position to receive new  members with the next sixty days
The Liberty Group
Is the name <»f a vory prouaieiug group
f claims recently located by .). U. Pet
kins, J.W. Joiiee and   J, Addison, about
three miles  east ot town, in what is
known as Morrlsey'a gulch,   Tho -.'roup
is composed  ot bis  locations,  uamol)
Dole ware,    Missouri,   llatuilton,    M i ■
Stearns,  Vntlat   aud  Burlington,    I
surface bhowing on this property is very
fine and the owners have already receh
ud it vory  Haltering offer for it.    They
contemplate doing considerable work on
this group this Boring, with a  view   ot
stocking them,    In orcUr to show  thoir
proxmity to Grand Porks, Mr,  Perkins
haa had an oil painting made of Qrand
Prairie and surrounding country] which
Bhows Grand Porks, the  North Forks
und Kettle  river valleys,    It   is   a   lino
piece of work and will ho sont to Kansas
City, Missouri, where it will  be placed
on "exhibition, with  a view of advertising this district.
Je^sop Drill Steel} Powder, Cups aud
Fuse at Mflnly's Hardware.
Por a cup of eolfee and cream go to
the A t'cddia;
Lor the Ladies Only.
The ladies of Qrand Forks, will bo
pleased to learn that Mrs. PrybelskeJ
a f-ijhionable milliner from .Spokano,
has located in (Irand Porks, and openecj
up a large and well selected stock of tho
latest stylos in niillinery poods. At present she can bo found in tlie Minkk
buildiug, where she will bo pleased tq
have the ladies call and inspect her.
lino of goods. \
J? 5
"Make a fashionable dressmaker uf
her," said my godfather. "She will be
at home anion*,' ribbon** and chiffons.
There Is no dansser nf her going bad;
there isn't enough of her."
But one of the old friends of my mother, who was then a minister, thought that
the theater offered some chances of success to me, says Madame Sarah Bernhardt, relating the story of the beginning
of her career. That was also my mother's opinion. I was not homely, l had a
soft voice and pretty teeth that WOUldglVfl
me an opportunity to smile. I would grow
and put on sunn- flesh, he said. He never
imagined, poor man. that my thlnnesi
was bound to afford amusement to se
many Journalists. Finally he concluded
that I should be presented to M. Auber.
M. ,i, liii.iidin. who was coming to see
my aunl tha next day, would arrange
the  mailers with  him.
My mother being a Btranger, and knowing nothing of what was necessary to do
in order to make an actress of me, was
obliged to have the thing explained to her
In Dutch by my aunt. They spoke rapidly and for a long time. My godfather and
*ii. x. left the two ladles and nmeneed
to talk in a low lone. 1 was alone, stand-
in*,- at one extremity of Lhe large room.
Ah indescribable fear came ever me.
Wlial wns the future? The dream "I
happiness In the picture danced before
my Imagination. The ringing laughter ol
toy two sisters in the adjoining room fell
like a Hood of sobs Into my heart. The
hard accents of the Dutch language
crated upon my ears, while the mysterious voices of the two then troubled my
imagination. I began to cry. Tho four
personages In  the scene approached  me,
"What are you crying for?" asked my
mother, taking my head gently In her
hand and kissing my forehead. "Don't
you want to be an actress?"
"I want to be a nun," 1 said, sobbing.
"How stupid you are!" said my aunt,
shrugging her shoulders.
"What idiotic tilings girls are!" added
my godfather.
"Come, come, go and dress yourself."
said  mother,   "and   stop  crying."
I embraced her. She caressed me gently.   That calmed me and I left tho room.
They prepared a whist table for th
guests. My sister Jeanne was playing
with my sister Hegina. The game was lo
lind out which one could fall the hardest
on the floor without crying. They madi
me referee. Quarter of an hour after
ward I thought of nothing but making
myself as pretty as possible to plague my
godfather, who insisted that I was homely. In the evening at dinner, after having
drunk the health of my mother, they
drank to my future triumphs and the old
minister, patting my cheek, said: "You
will thank tne one day, little one."
Poor man! May the clay rest lightly
on him!
Tho next day 1 was presented to M. de
Girardin, who said that 1 was charming
and that I looked a little like Rachel. He
promised to take an interest in me. He
kept his word. Two days sifter my mother
was notified to bring me to the conservatoire on such a day at such an hour.
They sent for the dressmaker, who received an order for a black silk dress for
my presentation. On that great day they
called in the hairdresser, who dressed
my hair as well as he could, turning il
Into puffs and curls. 1 had never before
looked so homely. That was also mother's opinion, but my godfather declared
that at least I looked like a young girl
and nol like a. little mad-dog. A short
dress allowed some of my embroidered
underclothing to be seen. My little, thin
arms tloated in sleeves altogether too
large. They were made expressly to Improve my figure. My long neck was ornamented with a coral necklace. They
put powder on my face and my eyelishes,
eyebrows and ears were full of It. I was
simply hideous, and when I was presented to Auber, among a lot of pretty girls,
white and rosy, and all of them older
than I, because they were intended for
the opera, he shrugged his shoulders,
murmuring. "Girardin is crazy." and he
turned his back upon me. My governess
told me that tho presentation was over
and we started to leave. M. li.. the clerk
of the class, took my name aud address,
telling Mdlle. de Brabender that the examination for admission -would be held in
10 days.
"What must I learn, sir?" I asked.
"Anything you wish." said he. And he
passed on to another.
When I got home I told at the dinner
table of my presentation tn Auber. There
-was a lively discussion over what 1 should
learn for my examination. My mother,
who spoke very little French, did not endeavor to express her opinion. Out my
young piano instructor, whose father was
a celebrated singer, declared that it was
necessary  to learn some verses.
They Anally settled that "The Two
Pigeons" should be recited on the great
occasion. The event culminated at home
and in the presence of a "select" audience. Of this particular incident Mme.
Bernhardt says:
What an evening! My God, It remains
ln my recollections, the type of everything that Is comic, burlesque and indescribable! After five minutes' reading my
godfather and a grouty old fellow began
to dispute violently. Each had heard
Rach' 1. The old fellow said he knew her.
This was the way she said it and tills was
her gesture. And the two old fools, in indescribably ridiculous contortions, endeavored to give their Imitations of
Rachel ln a tone of voice that was absolutely stupefying. Everybody began lo
laugh. My mother, almost choked wllh
laughter, begged them, for heaven's sake,
to stop. Then my aunt, a refined and intelligent woman, also read, but with a
pronounced accent which spoiled the
pretty lines of La Fontaine. I thanked
her. She had made a hit and my lirst
lesson in declamation was finished, I
determined lo forget ns t-ulckly ns possible the points that had been given lo
Hurried   <■•   s-iit.-       When   Blie
Fiiuii.l   He   wiin   I'lillo-miililciil.
Ethel (gently but (irmly)—N-no, George.
I cannot be your wife; but—you must nol
lose hope and ambition in life Just because 1 am obliged to refuse you.
George—Oh, no: I won't do that.
Ethel—Nor take a drink?
George—Oh, no; not at all.
Ethel—N-nor commit s-sulcide, George?
George—Not on your life.
Ethel—Nor resolve never lo love another woman?
George—Well, I should say not. Whal
do you take me for?
Ethel—Humph! I'll lake you for better
or worse, George—kiss me.—Judge.
Embalmed with Tnr.
It litis not been sr> very long since it was n
custom in ISngland tn hang smuggler*, on gibbets arranged along the coast, anil to tar their
'bodies, so that they might hist a ion*,- time
ami be a warning to other culprits, So recently as 1S22 three men thus coated could havo
been seen hanging before Dover castle, This
embalming process was sometimes used on
other criminals. Thus John Painter, who fired
the dock yards at Portsmouth in 17711. was
hanged and then coated with tar. From time
to time tlie process was repeated and his body
lasted  ir, yc-irs. _____
A  Ilnnity  Hunter.
Sam Cravens of Spottsville, Ky.. was as
happy as a feast could make him on a recent
Saturday night when he got three coons and
four pallfulfl of honey from one tree.
MllNNIK-llllH.-tlN     TwlnB.
There were 1427 twins and 27 triplets recorded  in  Massachusetts   last  year.
'here   Are   Miniy    Vilrictlt-H   of   Them
Pound iii Tropical Water*.
THE   WAY   SHE   DRAWS   A   CHECK.    *****-*^*-^*^^
PHIS   MAX   CAN   TK__    WHERE    TO
Poisonous ti^li iirt? I'uund in large numbers and in many places, but more especially In the in.pk'M. They are quite common in He- Brazilian and West Indian
waters and also in the East Indian nnd
Australian waters.
Three kinds of fish belonging to the
mackerel family family are poisonous,
one is called tin* Jurel and is found In lhe
W.-st Indies in large numbers, says the
Medical tiecord. u can be distinguished
from the eomnion mackerel, which also
abounds in the Barae waters, by certain
peculiarities of marks. Thus the jurel
hns not tlie black spul uu the gill covers;
it has two scnles on the neck, while the
lutrmless kind hns a black snot and no
scales on i tic neck. The poisonous kind
grow large nnd often weigh as much ns 20
putt mis, nut the Others seldom run over
two pounds. Mackerel weighing over two
pounds aii' not allowed to be sold In the
I lav.-ina markets.
The chlcorfl is another kind of poisonous
mackerel. It is found in tlie West Indies;
but the natives of those islands do nol
regard it as dangerous. Tlie meat of the
ehicora is not lit or safe to eat at certain
times id' the year. The people of the
Guadalupe sometimes use pieces of the
iisli whicli have been caught to poison
rats. The lionlto is a kind of mackerel
thut is most dangerous at certain times
of the year. Usually it Is a very pleasant
and palatable l>it of food, but every once
in a while white people are taken ill aftor
eating the bonlto. Two kinds of herring
are known to bu poisonous. The meletta,
or tropical herring, is found all along the
Atlantic coast as far north as New York.
Within recent years there have been several cases in which people have died after
eating this lisli.
The meletta, which i.s found In East Indian and Australian waters, is always
poisonous and the most dangerous, because it is not easily distinguished from
another kind of herring which is comparatively harmless. Tho poisonous kind
has a black spot on the dorsal fin, while
the other inns not these marks. The poisonous meletta resembles a herring, being
five or six inches long, with silvery scales
anil a bluish-green back. Some fish are
poisonous -ill certain seasons of the year
and at ithor times wholesome. And,
finally, as a nolo of warning, we say that
visitors to the tropical countries should
take no risk of eating flsh which are not
known to be safe as well as palatable.
New   < - tt ti   Thnt   Tn lit'h   Half il  Toil   (if
Powder to i.aeii Load,
The "Watervliet arsenal, near Troy, has
begun work preliminary lo the casting
of the largest gun in the United Slates,
says the Boston Globe. It Is to be of 1G-
inch bore. The United States has built
two of the larger caliber for coast defenses, but they were old-fashioned
smoothbores, and not to be compared to
the new gun in size, weight or anything
except caliber. There are two 20-inch
guns, one of which Is mounted at Fort
Hamilton, and one of which lies on the
ordnance dock at Governor's island. These
guns were not startling successes. The
one at Fort Hamilton has been fired a
few times and each time its recoil has
raised the very dickens with its carriage.
The now gun will he nearly 50 feet long
(to be accurate, 4'.t,U7 feet), will have a
range of K miles and be able to penetrate 271/:! inches of the best steel armor
at a distance of two miles. The gun will
weigh 125 tons and it will throw a solid
armor-piercing projectile weighing 2370
pounds. When the projectile leaves the
muzzle of the gun it will be traveling at
the rate of 2000 feet a second, and if a
plate of harveyized steel 33 inches in
thickness were placed near the muzzle of
the gun it would bo penetrated by the
Hying mass of the projectile.
This gun, mounted at Fort Wad-iworth.
would he able to hurl a 2370 pound projectile upon a hostile man-of-war before
she got within seven miles of Sandy
1 look. England has in her coast defenses and her navy lfi guns of 16-inch
caliber, and Franco has eight. Italy has
25 guns of 17-inch caliber. The new gun,
work upon which has now begun at "Watervliet, wilt be superior in effectiveness,
however, to the Italian guns, although
they do have one inch more of caliber.
The maximum diameter of the breech
of the new gun will be 62 inches.
The diameter of the breach opening Is 20 inches. To fire this gun will
require a charge of lOfiG pounds of powder.
If the usual brown prismatic kind Is used.
The Love Step Not Widely Separate*!
From the Death Dunce.
Cupid met death under a red glare. A
street player was fiddling a lively tune.
"Almost quick enough for a love step,"
said Cupid.
"Or a death dance," said the other,
A youth in evening dress came thai
way. and halted under the red glare.
Cupid plucked him by the sleeve.
"Do not stop here,    he said.
Death pushed him gently toward the Illuminated door,
Cupid plucked harder at the sleeve.
"Come,"  he said;  "do  not hesitate."
Death pushed open the door. - -ere was
the clink of glass and the distant sound
of a croupier's voice, calling.
The youth wavered.
Then he struck Cupid away, and entered.
The street player had fallen asleep,
Death picked up his violin.
"Now we will have the death dance"
he said.—Life.
MiHMOiiri    linn.    Paralysed    by   Elee-
trielty, Demands $15,060.
Suit for $15,000 damages has been filed at
St. Louis against Dr. Frank Ring and
George and James Frendergast by Kasper
Schlach was formerly employed as a
gardener by George Prendorgast, Sr., of
021S Wagoner avenue, a prominent contractor. The petition alleges that while
Schalch was asleep In his room at Pran-
dergast's house April 28, 189(5, Dr. Ring
and the Frendergast boys crept into his
room and applied a galvanic battery to
him In such a way as to paralyze his
nerves and destroy his vitality,
George Prendorgast, Jr., is a lawyer
and James Pendorgast is a contractor.
"Rapid nn ting," explained the trnvellng
physician, at his free leeture, "in the cui-ho of
American civilization. Two-thirds of the slck-
nr-HH is caused hy our national habit of eating a
lull  meal   in  15 minutes."
"I B'pofle," Interjected Mr. Dismal Dawrnn,
"that that, there Is the reason I'm ho healthy.
I ain't eat a full meal in 16 days."—Indianapolis  Journal.
Just  ns Good.
A party of trippers from Oldham, visiting
Blackpool on a windy day, were anxious to
hire a boat. The boatman, however, intimated
that they could not have one because there was
a swell on the water. "Swell he hanged!"
cried the irate tripper. "Isn't our braBfl as
good  ns his?—Household  Words.
>e tni In    the    Exuct    Depth    and    tlie
Number  of Gallon* That  Will
SprliiK   Forth.
There are a great number ef people
I who claim to know nature's secrets
and will talk to you hy the hour about
the wonderful things that you don't
know and they do. There is a man ia
England—a west countryman—who show-;
you how he knows the .secrets nature
has hidden beneath tlie earth's surface.
He has no idea what it Is that enables
him lo know what he does. Ncvertholes.-*
he can tell every time he tries whether
water can be found or not, just where it
can he found, and the extent of the fiow.
even lo tlie number of gallons that can be
counted on every minute. This young
man's name is Leicester Gataker. People
know him as the water finder.
The first thing that an experience with
Mr. Gataker demonstrates Is that he is
nn charlatan. Were he that he could
claim that he could locate gold and silver
and other things that the earth contains
which arc valuable to man. He lays
claim to nothing of the sort, however.
He says that he can find water and he
always proves his assertion. I had the
pleasure not long ago of witnessing a
sample of what Mr. Gataker can accomplish. To me it seems to approach the
marvelous. To this man, the mystery of
it all apparently Is as nothing at all.
His first action when beginning his
search, is to cut a small forked branch.
Tradition has favored hazel wood for
such experiments, but this water finder
thinks little of the woody adjunct any
way. As a matter of fact, he says that
the wooden fork is hut a dramatic detail
of the situation, and that he utilizes it
because it sometimes makes it easier hy
preventing people from asking him too
many questions. The fork once in his
hands he finder stands absolutely still
for a moment and then sets out at an
exceedingly rapid pace In whatever direction the mysterious "something" may impel him to take.        4
Soon he stops and the fork whirls
around in his lingers after the fashion in
which the Irishman whirls his blackthorn. On this occasion he looked at me
as the fork turned and said: "You see
i have been following up a stream which
is beneath us. Now I have found the
spring." Pointing downward, he continued: "It is exactly beneath us from
70 to 100 feet beneath the surface. If our
friend will dig down he will find that the
spring will rise about 120 gallons an hour.
The stream which I followed to this
point is not the only one which this
spring supplies. See? Thore is another
which goes off that way." t
Saying this, Mr. Gataker left me at so
rapid a gait that I was unable to keep
uj) with him without running. One of
the workmen who accompanied, us was
told to run after him and carry some
wooden pegs, which were driven into the
ground at points indicated by the finder
as being suitable places to dig for water. On the occasion of which I have
spoken, he located live such spots on the
farm at various points and often at most
unexpected places. At the particular
point at which my host and the finder's
employer most wished to find water, Mr.
Gataker said that excavation would result in water being found, but that It
would prove to be only surface water,
and that the supply therefore, would be
so limited as to practieully make tlie
search for It unprofitable.
It was interesting to observe that when
the twig which Mr. Gataker was using
broke off short, apparently worn out by
the violent ustige to which it had been
subjected, he entirely dispensed with the
use of any twig at all. He assured us
that, as before stated, the twig was
wholly unnecessary, inasmuch as he did
not rely upon It in the least, but upon
the sensations in his arm and fingers. 1
noticed that when making a search for
water, the finder's hand hung down, the
lingers being extended a little outward.
Closer observation showed a vibration in
the middle finger which appeared to be
drawn downwards after the fashion in
which the apex of the twig had previously pointed to the ground. At no time
was the slightest hesitancy visible
on the part of the finder. He worked with the greatest
rapidity, his actions were decisive in the
extreme, and there was none of that air of
mystery about him with which some persons who claim to he possessed of strange
powers are fond of cloaking their movements.
There can be no question whatever
about Mr. Gataker's ability lo locate water underneath the earth's surface, in
fact so firm a hold has he obtained upon
the confidence of the people in the west
iountry. who best know him, that his
time Is taken up ahead just as a theatrical company's engagements are hooked.
Withal, he is unassuming and never, in
appearance, would lead you to believe he
differed in any way from the ordinary
specimen of his sex that you see so often
among the English middle classes. He
gives absolute proof of his honesty of
purpose by invariably declining to accept any remuneration for his efforts unless they meet with the success for which
those who engage him hope. This is carrying out the famous mercantile principle
of satisfaction guaranteed or money refunded with a vengeance.
Mr, Galaker first discovered the power
Which is his a little over three years ago.
hut has been following up the use of the
Strange gift only since early in 1S95. He
has received applications for his services
from north and east Africa, western Australia, Jamaica and the United States.
He declines, however, to leave England.
In spite of the very advantageous financial offers he has had, because he says he
Is making all the money be wishes to, and
thinks there Is no place like home. He
has, during his period of labor as a water finder, located sources of fiow which
have supplied many villages.
All believers in psychic influence are
deeply interested In Mr. Gataker's success, and more theories are advanced to
account for it than one could Investigate
In a lifetime. It does seem certain that
there is something about It which is almost awe inspiring, for the reason that
not even the finder himself can analyze
definitely what It Is that Inspires him. A
curious fact ln conection with this matter
is that while would-be water finders for
many years have used the twig and declared that Is Is the twig that acts and
not the person, provided It be of hazel
wood, Mr. Gataker demonstrates every
day that really the twig has nothing to
do with it.
It is plainly apparent to any one, after
watching this man work, that his efforts
are controlled by a mysterious power, and
that the wood he sometimes carries in
his hand has no more to do with the locating of the water than Canterbury cathedral. What is it that gives him the
power? Is It psychic influence? Is it his
"other self?" Is he the re-incarnation of
some famous magician? Or has Providence simply given him a power rarely
bestowed upon man ? These are the
questions that people In England are asking today. The theorists reply, for they
always do to everything. As yet no one
has given a cogent answer to this problem which seems the mystery of mysteries.
Mrs.   (ii i li ouNtiute  Hum  Mouey  In  tlie
Hank and   Wants   to  1'uy  a   Bill.
"Susan," remarked Mr. Billingsgate,
when the eveningmeal was over, "haven't
I always been a kind and loving husband
to you?"
Mrs. Billingsgate reflected a moment as
if to consider exceptions, but noting that
Billingsgate seemed to have something
ou his mind, she feeblyassented and waited for the storm to break, says tbe St.
Louis Post-Dispatch.
"Haven't I talked politics to you, tried
to enlighten your narrow feminine understanding on matters of state, endeavored to broaden your feeble comprehension on all matters that to the ordinary woman are deep and bottomless
mystery? Have I not absented myself
from the congenial company at my political club that I might drive Into your infinitesimal thinking apparatus the principles of free coinage and tlie aim of the
gold bug? Have I not gone over in every
detail the crime of '73, and sought to instill into your crocodile cranium the
wicked plan on which our national banking system nourishes and eats the heir;
out of the workingnian, like the worm
in the poach, starting on the Inside and
burrowing with greedy maw till the worm
is on the outside and the peach on the inside? Have I not given you my dearly
acquired financial knowledge from day lo
day—explained myself over and over
again till you have assured me that you
felt equal to the emergency of running a
national bank all by your lonesome if the
case demanded?"
Again Mrs. Billingsgate admitted that
Joseph was correct as usual, but for the
life of her she could not conceive what he
was driving at. She remembered the lectures on finance as the only occasion that
she ever felt really and thoroughly bored.
She had pretended to understand to humor Joseph and so save a domestic explosion. She didn't understand, but resolved
to bluff it out.   •
"Why, of course, Joseph,' she began.
"Say no more, woman!" thundered Billingsgate. Don't attempt to fib over your
mental shortcomings. See, I have the
evidence before me, This was returned
to me today with my bank book. Vou
don't know any more about finance than
a brood hen setting on three pebbles and
a door knob. Bah! Away, woman!" and
throwing a leaf of scented note paper on
the table, Mr. Billingsgate stalked majestically out of the room.
A month before he had given his wife
$50 to deposit to her account, instructing
her carefully as to the method of drawing by check, etc. She had made the deposit correctly, but had omitted to secure
a book of blank checks, and afterwards,
fearing to excite the wrath of the blatant
Billingsgate by asking for Information
already given, had trusted to luck and
made out a check that "went" all right.
That the canceled original would be returned to her never entered her mind.
This   is   what   caused    Billingsgate     to
Third  National  Bank:
Dear Sir—Please pay to Mrs. McFinn
$2.75 for doing my washing. Take it out
of the money 1 left there lately.
P. S.—If you are short, Mrs. McFinn
says it will do just as well next week, or
you can give it to her son Charlie.
Mrs. Billingsgate Is yet wondering why
Joseph objected to that check. She still
insists that it fitted the envelope much
hotter than the ones Jospeh uses.
The   Chlldren'H   Fair   for   Little   Joe
White, the llllnd Wnlf.
More than 2000 children were working
for little Joseph White Saturday, says the
New York Journal. Joe is a waif who
Is half blind, but who, it is believed, can
be saved from total loss of sight.
It was his benefit day in Masonic temple, but little, dark-skinned Joe was not
there. He, for good reasons, was left in
his crib In the Women's Memorial hospital on the advice of Miss Agnes E.
Dcmonde of public school No. 3, the lady
who has done so much for him.
But Lawyer George A. Mott was ln the
temple, and so was the big cake that he
not only made, but actually baked. It was
a mysterious affair of the fruit variety,
and It must have been delicious, for slices
of it were sold at $1 each, and the slices
were rather thin at that.
Notwithstanding the almost prohibitive
price, every crumb of that big-heartod
lawyer's culinary creation was sold. And
the lawyer spoke a piece and sang a song
and joined in the dancing and did a whole
lot of other things, all of which were not
only edifying, but entertaining as well.
He was the soul of lollity, he was the
life of the fair, and he did all this for
poor little Joe.
And there were two Rebeccas at the
well, both pretty. They sold lemonade
that came from its depths, rfhd proud
they were when they announced that in
the first half hour of the afternoon they
had taken In $2 for lemonade at 5 cents
a glass.
There was a doll show with bewitching
young creatures of pink china that looked as If they were alive. They were there
for votes. One, robed In white silk and
filmy gauze, by Miss Wlnfield Marshall,
was a pronounced favorite. A fascinating
bit of art was that of Jennie T. Candheur,
which was a symphony in blue silk and
velvet. Miss Helen James, offered a doll
which she bad dressed in organdie, from
which fluttered streams of pink ribbons.
But there were other dolls, all of which
were regarded with anxious eyes by their
little dressmakers of No. 3, and it must
be understood that every one of them was
surpassingly beautiful.
On the cake table were some very Important looking loaves, one with a chocolate coating and another with curls of
Icing on top. It cost money to become
possessed of one of those cakes, but every
one was taken home hy somebody, and
the expenses were all the way from 50
cents to $1.50.
Mrs. Whitcomb and Misses Emma and
Daisy Shelvln dispensed fancy articles
that brought ln many and many a dollar
for little Joe, the waif. Hundreds of dollars were raised, but just how many could
not be learned last night.
What Troubles  Spain.
Though shot and shell and battle yell
May play their part, no doubt.
The most important thing in war
Is still the shelling out.
—Detroit News.
An Electric Omnibus.
An electric omnibus, which goes four miles
an hour, is now running ln the Loudon
Spokane Falls  & Northern
Nelson &. Fort Sheppard,
Red Mountain Railways.
Leave. Arrive.
7:00 a. m Spokane 7:00 p. m.
10:30 a. m Rossland 8:25 p. m.
9:00 a. ra Nelson 8:20 p. in.
Close connections at Nelson with steamers for Kaslo and all Kootenay Lake
Pa«8«ng»rB for Kettle River and Boundary Creek cotnneot at Marcus with st.i.r-1
Hlrum S. Maxim, the famous inventor
Ih receiving a great deal of public attention just now.
He has recently invented two marvelous
effective rapid firing guns and has brought
a sensational suit against Sir W. Anderson, director general of ordinance factories for a declaration that certain letters patent for the manufacture of an
explosive known us Maxlmite were valid
and that the defendant in the manufacture of coiditc for the English government had infringed the plaintiff's patent.
Defendant denied the alleged infringement, and pleaded that the plaintiff's invention was not novel, as it had been anticipated   iiv  previous  specifications.
Mr. Motilton, Q. C„ Mr. Roger W. Wallace, Q. C„ Mr. A. J. Walters, and Mr.
■Cassell appeared for the plaintiffs, while
tlie attorney general, the solicitor general,
Mr. Haldane, Q. C, Mr. Ingle Joyce, and
Mr. Sutton represented the defendant.
Dr. Dupre, Captain P. L. Nathan, royal
artillery; Mr, Heed, chemist; Mr. Stoker,
manager of the Dee Oil Works; Dr. Kcl-
ner, chemist to the war department at
Woolwich; Dr. Franklin, I-rofessor Od-
ling. Trofessor Armstrong, and Professor
t'rooks gave evidence in support of the
defendant's case. No decision has been
Your correspondent learned that the
government of the United States had ordered a hundred of Mr. Maxim's new
guns and called on the great Inventor for
further details. Mr. Maxim said he preferred to write out a signed statement
rather than give an interview. Here is
his signed statement written exclusively
for   your   readers:
"No. 32 Victoria street, London, S. W.,
March, 1887,—To the Editor: The subject
of rapid tiring guns is one of special interest to all governments at the present
time when the peace of Europe is threatened and the United States is engaged in
making unususual preparations for
strengthening its land and naval defenses.
"No modern warship is now complete
without two or more supplementary batteries of rapid firing guns, and the United
States government has just ordered 100
of these guns for its navy. Under these
circumstances a description will be possibly of wide interest in your country.
"The gun shown in the lower portion of
the picture is what Is known as the one
Inch and a half Maxim gun. This gun
weighs 300 pounds and fires loaded projectiles at the rate of from 300 to 400 a
minute. Each projectile weighs one
pound, and is provided with a percussion
fuze so that It explodes on striking. This
gun has been designated expressly for
firing on torpedo boats. It weighs considerably less than the old 10-barrel Gat-
ling gun, which only used ordinary musket cartridges with light lead bullets. It
has been tried in Europe against five-barrel machine guns using the same size
of projectile, when it was found that one
Maxim one and a half Inch having ono
barrel with only one man firing, made
more hits in a given time than was made
with 20 men firing five five-barrel guns
each of which weighed five times as
much as the Maxim.
"This gun was exhibited before his excellency, LI Hung Chang.but he expressed
his doubts as to its being able to fire even
200 rounds a minute. The gun was then
fired by myself at a target 1000 yards distant. The projectiles struck the target
in  very   rapid  succession,  exploding and
causing a great deal of dust and smoke;
ln fact, the whole target appeared to be
on fire. When the lire was stopped, from
30 to 40 reports were heard, that Is, the
sound of the explosion of about IT, projectiles were still in the air, on their way
to the target. It very much pleased his
excellency to hear these reports for a
considerable time after tbe gun had ceased firing. He then asked to see one of
the cartridges, and on examining it he
asked how much it cost. On being told
that it was rather more than a dollar
and a half he said: 'Ah, Indeed; 1 am
afraid that gun fires too fast for China.'
"This gun has been adopted into many
great navies, and very large numbers of
them are now being made In England,
France and Germany.
"The gun ln the uuper right-hand corner
of the picture shows the newest form of
fully automatic nine-pounder designed
for naval purposes. The cartridges are
about three- feet long and are placed in
a magazine on top of the barrel as shown.
When the gun Is fired, the lowermost
cartridge ln the magazine Is thrown
backwards Into a tubular carrier, the
weight of the cartridge causes the carrier to fall, and when opposite the barrel
it jumps suddenly forward nnd thrusts
the cartridge into the barrel. As the
cartridge enters tho barrel, the rim comes
ln contact with the extractor, and, pushing it forward, liberates tlie block, which
closes with a spring. The recoil of the
barrel not only thrusts a loaded cartridge
Into the carrier, but it also pushes the
carrier back into what might be called
the cocked position, compressing a very
powerful spring at the time. With this
arm, five cartridges may be placed ln the
magazine and one in the barrel. A single
gunner is then in a favorable position to
watch for torpedo boats, and is able to
discharge four rounds in about three
seconds. This gun may be fired continuously with very great rapidity, because
the magazine may be loaded from both
sides at any stage of tho firing, and no
danger results from hangllre, because the
cartridge can not be extracted until after
It has exploded, the opening of the breach
depending altogether upon the explosion.
The powder charge is large and the velocity high, and the gun has a flat trajectory and a very long range.
"With a hardened steel projectile carrying a bursting charge, and with a velocity of about 2500 feet a second, the
damage done by a single projectile upon
a torpedo boat is very considerable, in
fact, it only requires that the boat should
be hit once in order to render it 'Iiors de
combat.' The rate at which this gun may
be fired beats all prevlotfs records. Yours
faithfully, HIRAM S.  MAXIM."
Gn**tro-nomI.-nl Deductions,
"iloardlnR houses' havo taught me one
"What Is that?"
"It couldn't have been a dried applo with
which  Eve  tempted  Adiim."—Chicago   Record.
He   Was    Disappointed.
"What made your future son-in-law go away
Just now with such a disappointed mien? Have
:• ou quarreled?
"Oh, no. We merely confessed to each other
our  debts."—Flleerende   Btaetter.
Ontmcnl lis  Food.
Oatmeal is more largely used for food pur-
p,: es in New South Wales Hum in any other
pai't of Australia.
Kettle River Stage Line.
G. W. WILLIAMS, Manager.
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Boundary Falls and Midway, B, C,
And all Points on the Reservation.
Stages Leave Marcus on the Arrival ot the Train.
Leave  Grand Forks 4:00 a. m.
Arrive Grand Forks 9:00 p. m.
Leave  Marcus 12 m.
Arrive Marcus 11:00 a. m.
Boundary Hotel
First Class Accommodation, Good  Stabling,   Jerminus  ot
Stage Line irom Marcui, Washington.
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Livery Teams,
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Teaming of all Kinds a Specialty. %   In the Sewers of Paris,    J
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To ride through a sewer seems a novelty to almost any one who does not live
in Paris, but to travel through the sewers of a great city by trolley cur is certainly a marvel. Yet that i.s exactly
what the visitor lo Paris can do after
this, provided he happens to reach the
French metropolis at a time that will
enable him to take advantage of one of
the quadrennial excursions through the
great channels that act as conduits for
the waste of the greatest city in France.
The most recent of these excursions took
place a few days ago, and it was tile
longest journey of the sort even taken.
The sewers of Paris have long been
known, for Victor Hugo has given them
an imperishable reputation—as a refuge
for criminals. The word sewer carries
to the non-Paris Ian tlie impression of a
filthy conduit through which the offal of
a city passes. Not so in Paris. To be
sure, the usual contents of the sewer
passess through the conduit sunk in the
middle of the great passage thai is considered the sewer proper, but as for being what the non-Parisian imagines, not
at all. It is nothing new in Parisian history for the sewers to be a refuge for the
homeless and starving. The Parisian
criminal has made it his custom to seek
them as a hiding place for more than
half a century.
Now, however, it is different. The police and the departments of public works
employes keep the sewers largely free
from the criminal and the vagrant. Dark
they are, the sewers, still dangerous in
some portions, but more generally an
avenue for the curious, a new lield for
those who are always seeking the unusual. In fact there were 8400 visitors to
the Paris sewers during the year that
closed January 1, 1897. Not one of theso
persons met with an accident, none were
any the worse for'their experience in this
strange journey.
Up to less than three years ago, it was
not so pleasant a journey as it is now.
The visitors are conveyed through these
great tunnels In cars, or boats, as they
are called. In other days, these vehicles-;
were drawn by men, but about two years
and a half ago, on account of the great
amount of labor and tremendous expense
necessitated by this method, the wits of
the department of public works were concentrated on some plan to obviate the
difficulty. The result of this is the sue-
cessful effort to run trolley lines through
the Paris sewers.
Perhaps the best idea may be obtained
of exactly how the Parisian sewers look
by considering them as huge tunnels,
for the term conduit hardly gives an adequate idea of their size or appearance. In
the floor of these tunnels is what may be
more properly termed a conduit, in the
form of a rectangular channel for the
sewage. The width of this conduit varies
considerably, from three to eight feet.
On the width of this channel depends the
use of cars or boats. Cars are used for
the narrow channels and boats for the
wider ones. The cars run on Hanged
wheels similar to those of the ordinary
street car, the rails being placed on the
edges of the channel, the cars being
therefore a sort of movable bridge. Each
■ car will hold 25 passengers, that being
the maximum capacity. Ordinarily but
20 persons are allowed to ride in a single
The cars travel in trains of live each,
and the total weight of such a train runs
from 12,000 to 15,000 pounds. There is no
rigid rule as regards speed, that being
regulated by circumstances. As a rule,
however, the average is four and one-half
miles an hour. The speed limits may be
placed at two and a quarter miles an
hour for the minimum and five miles an
hour for the maximum. The maximum
time Is seldom made and never during
the ordinary hours of travel on the occasions when the public are permitted to
"When boats are used, as in the case in
the wider channels, the same number are
attached one to the other, so that practically there is no difference in the number of passengers that can be carried, or
the limit of progress. The majority of
persons, however, prefer the boats to
the cars, Inasmuch as there is the utter
absence of the constant jar which seems
to be inevitably attached to the trolley.
The word trolley is not what most people
consider It to mean in the ordinary acceptance of that term. The electric principle Is the same, even though there he
no overhead wire. The trolley is the trolley In principle and the application may
be in a number of different ways, a fact
that few persons who use the word understand.
The train of cars or boats are propelled
by what Is known as the accumulator
battery. This consists of 28 elements and
weighs 1400 pounds. Its mean discharge
Is 25 amperes at 50 to 60 volts. The motor
Is series-wound. It will develop two
horse power and run at 1600 revolutions a
minute. This excessive speed, however,
Is reduced to 80 revolutions a minute by
means of a pinion wheel and chain gearing attached to the driving engine, the
wheels being 15-& inches in diameter on
the tread.
"While there are generally five cars to a
train that travels on the rails, the boat
trains often consist of six craft. In the
first of these latter, the accumulator battery Is carried, together with the towing
apparatus. The battery consists of 00
elements, giving an output of 60 amperes for two and a half hours at from
98 to 125 volts. It Is divided into two
parts, which can be connected in series
or parallel as required. The motors run
at 580 revolutions a minute. The gearing
Is so arranged as to reduce this speed,
however, so that the movement of the
boats can be easily regulated.
About two horse power is generally required to move these boat trains, although sometimes as much as five and a
half horse power is needed on account of
the current, for there is a swift current
in the Paris sewers. The boats, or rather all those that follow the leading boat,
the one which contains the motor, are
towed by the first boat. This is accomplished by means of a chain which is
sunk In the sewage channel or conduit.
This chain is brought to tho surface and
then passes around a pulley, driven by
means of a double reduction gear from
the motor. Then the chain with the aid
of guide pulleys makes three quarters ot
a turn around the driving pulley. This
pulley is of the magnetic sort and is magnetized by means of two coils on tho
axles, one on each side.
The largest sewer through which the
visitor travels is that under the boulevard Sebastopol des Malherbes. The
next largest Is that beneath the Rue de
Rivoll. The first named sewer is 18 feet,
four and a half inches wide and 10 feet
high. The conduit is three feet and half
deep and nine feet, 10 inches wide. It is
In these larger sewers that the boats are
used. Nearly all the others employ the
cars. Thus it may be seen that the visitor who travels through the Paris sewers will do so by trolley.
One of the most curious facts In connection with the equipment of these sewers with trolley lines, Is that the Parisians believe that sueh an announcement
will add greatly to the attendance al
their exposition in 1900. It Is their idea,
which Is true enough, that nothing of the
sort can possibly be seen anywhere else,
and so they argue the tourist who comes
to their Exposltione Universale may combine the charm of the beauties of the
Place de la Concorde, where the principal entrance to the sewers is' located,
with the remarkable sights which the
sewers themselves have to offer.
Certainly there will be no greater nov
elty shown at the international exposition than that which the sewers offer, a
ride through the strangest of all places,
impelled by electric force.
Opinion  of n Member of  tlie  Dominion    Geological   Survey.
In his report of the geological formation
of the Trail Creek mineral di.striet Mr.
McConnell, of the Dominion Geological
survey, suggests that the arrangement of
tlie rock formations leads him to believe
that anciently there was a volcanic center
near the .site (if tlie present town of Rossland, from which lava and ashes deluged
the surrounding district. At Rossland
there is a large, well-defined area of
granite, irregularly shaped, about four
miles long and one mile wide, extending
from Deer Park mountain westward to
the western base of Lookout mountain.
Beyond this mass there is a surrounding
area of porphyrites, which are supposed
lo have been forced to the surface from
the same molten subterranean mass. It
Is along tbe line of junction of these two
bodies of rock that nearly all the great
bodies of ore ure located. Commencing
al the northwest corner of the area th"
line runs through the Cliff, War Eagle
and Le Rol claims; then, turning to the
west, circles round a spur from the main
area, which covers part of Deer Park
mountain, and continues eastward in a
sinuous line, passing about a quarter of
a mile north of the Crown Point mine to
the foot of the west slope of Lookout
mountain. The northern edge runs from
the Cliff mine eastward to Monte Cristo
mountain, then bends to the south and
skirting the southern base of Kootenay
Columbia mountain continues in a southeasterly direction toward Lookout mountain. The other three concentric areas do
not carry the typical Trail creek ores, but
are traversed by occasional quartz veins
that appear to belong to a later date. As
lo the character of the veins Mr, McConnell says isolated examples may be cited
in support of any of the theories of vein
formation. The blunt, irregular outlines
of some of the ore bodies and their fls-
surelike regularity in others, the presence
in moi.t cases of a single wall, which is
often meaningless as a confining wall, and
the occasional lack of any wall, the gradual blending of the ore with the country
rock, are all characters consistent with
the deposition of the ore from ascending
heated waters, which have eaten away
portions of the country rock and replaced
It by the minerals held in solution. The
miners of the district generally favor the
lissure theory under the Impression that
they are the only veins which are apt to
be of continuous depth, although Mr. McConnell does not agree in this opinion.
Ftl'Ht  WoiiiMii  of America   io   Win   In-
tern a I Lona I   Honors  in Art.
Mrs. Elizabeth Greatorex, who died a
few weeks ago In Paris, was the first of
the women artists in America to win international recognition and was the only
woman honored by membership in the
artists' fund. She was also the first woman to receive the compliment of election
as associate of the National academy,
says the Boston Evening Transcript. She
was born in 1819 in Manor Hamilton, Ireland, and was the daughter of a clergyman, the Rev. James Calcott Pratt. She
eame to New York city in 1810 and nine
years later became the wife of Henry
Wellington Greatorex, an English musician. After her marriage she studied
painting in Paris and Munich. She visited England In 1857, and in the '60's and
early '70's was ln Germany and Italy and
produced the book of sketches and etchings known as "The Homes of Oberam-
mergau," summer sketches in Colorado,
"Etchings in Nuremberg" and "Old New
York from the Battery to Bloomingdale,"
the letter press of these volumes being
written by her sister, Mrs. Matilda P.
Despard. Eighteen of her sketches were
exhibited in the art colection at the centennial exposition in Philadelphia. A
large pen drawing Mrs. Greatorex made
of Durer's home in Nuremberg is preserved in the Vatican in Rome. In the
centennial year she also produced the
three paintings, "Bloomingdale Church,"
"St. Paul's Church" and the "North
Dutch Church," each painted on panels
taken from St. Paul's and the. Dutch
church in Fulton street, New York city.
Mrs. Greatorex was an honorary member of the Sorosis. Her daughters, Kathleen Honora and Eleanor, both artists of
repute in Paris, survive her.
M. Faure, the president of the French
republic, is learning Russian, taking
three lessons weekly, in view of his expected visit to St. Petersburg.
The shah of Persia is a persistent caricaturist. On the white paper walls of
his private room he scribbles quaint pictures when the spirit moves him. When
he gets tired of tho lot of them the room
is  repapered.
The Rev. S. Baring-Gould writes at a
high desk In a standing position, and
uses a quill pen. To this habit he attributes the fact that his long years of
literary labor have not produced In his
strong form the slightest stoop.
The government of Sweden has notified the Canadian government that Mr.
Andree will start from Stockholm about
the end of June for Spitsbergen to attempt his balloon voyage to the north
pole, and it requests that instructions
be given to Canadian officials nt different
points in the Northwest territories and
Hudson bay region to report the balloon
if it Is sighted.
One of the most superstitious members
of the theatrical profession Is Mrs. Lang-
try. She declares that whenever she has
met with a failure It has always been
brought about by some malign influence.
Her dressing room, wherever she may be
acting, Is always well supplied with horse
shoes and other emblems of good luck,
and she regards It as an unpardonable
offense—punishable even by dismissal if
the offender Is an employe—to bring anything Into the theater or do anything
supposed to bo unlucky.
Noted Woman  Financier    Will    Aid
Her Son to Capture I'atroiuiU'c
Mrs. Hettic Green is ln Washington to
help her son "Eddie" capture the federal
patronage of Texas. Just how she is
going to do It no one knows, and it is
prohnble she does not know herself. But
"Eddie" needs this patronage just now
and his mother stands ready to help him.
"Eddie" has political aspirations. He
Is the chairman of the state republican
committee of Texas and intends to run
for governor two years from now. There
Is not the least probability that he will be
selected, but In the race he sees an opportunity to enter the United States senate some of these days.
Where Mrs. Green Is staying is not
Doctor's HnndHome Fee.
Probably no greater doctor's fee is on record than that paid by the Empress Catherine
tir Thomas Dlmsdalo, ancestor to the present
Baron Bimsdale of England. For InoculnthiK
the Russian empress and her son Paul against
smallpox in 1708 he received $50,000 as a fee,
$1(1,000 for expenses and an annuity of $2."i00,
while In addition to all this he wns granted
tlie title of baron. This was Just 30 years before Jenner's discovery of vaccination, for
which parliament granted him $150,000 altogether.
Cnre for ColflN.
Nine eases out of ten of ordinary colds can
he cured in their early stage by a hot bath and
drinking a glass of hot lemonade immediately
before goinK to bed.
One  Resnlt  of  Curfew.
A Missouri paper says that enforcement of
tlio curfew ordlnnnce has given a distinct
boom to traffic in false mustaches in Chllli-
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%  A Country Doctor's Idea   %
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Dr. Charles L. Lang of Meriden, N. Y.,
has set the pace for all other practitioners by establishing a carrier pigeon service between his patients and himself,
There is nothing in materia medlca, to be
sure, which suggests this method of practice, but it is such a novelty In Its way
and it proves so successful, that once
generally known it is bound to prove popular.
Every man who is a physician and has
a practice that takes him about in the
country districts to any great extent,
knows how hard it is to keep himself
thoroughly posted as to the condition of
his far away patients. The city physician's clientele as a rule Is more compactly located, there not being the opportunity for him to practice in so large a territory as his country brother. Now the
country physician practices over an immense extent of territory, infinitelygreat-
er than nine out of 10 of even his own
patients think. He is quite likely to have
two patients critically ill, each patient
between 1:! miles apart and each living
a like distance from the doctor's own
home. Easily It will be seen that paying
dally calls and keeping ported with sick
persons scattered about like that becomes
almost an impossibility.
These conditions confronted Dr. Lang
for many a long year, and he cudgeled
his brain to some purpose In finding a
way to help himself and at the same time
prove a benefit to his patients. The homing pigeon solved the problem, ln other
words, the doctor is the producer, the
pigeon is the middle man and the patieni
the consumer—of medicine. In this particular instance, however, the middle man
benefits itoth producer and consumer, a
state of affairs as singular as Dr. Lang's
The doctor has found time to keep up
on medical topics, take good care of his
patients and cultivate pigeons, all three
successfully. It Is the success, or rather
the combination of success, that lias
made life easier for him, more tranquil
for his patients and a source of amusement and interest to every stranger who
hears what is going on. The doctor says
his plan is a thorough success and he
recommends brother practitioners to try
There is nothing difficult about it at
all. The method of procedure is this: In
the first place, the doctor keeps In mind
constantly the patients whose condition
lie is anxious to be thoroughly posted
upon. Then he sends to each of these
one or more of the carrier pigeons, according to tlie severity of the case and
the necessity of frequent communication.
The nurse, or some member of the family
of the person who Is ill, has blanks whldh
the doctor has left and these must be
filled in with a detailed record of time,
pulse, temperature, and respiration. A
blank filled, it is enclosed in an aluminum
capsule made to clasp on the leg. This
done, the bird is released and at once
speeds away to the home of the waiting
physician, at the rate of a mile a minute,
ln this connection it is well to remember
that while to the uninitiated the words
'carrier pigeon" include all pigeons that
carry messages, in reality they do not
mean that. The homing pigeon is the
carrier pigeon trained to actual, solid,
hard work.
When the pigeon of the medico reaches
his destination, Dr. Lang's residence, he
(lies lo the loft which has been prepared
especially for him and his comrades. In
order to gain this loft, however, he must
pass through what are called bolting
wires. These open inward Into an enclosure about two feet square. Here the
prisoner is held until the doctor or some
one designated to perform the service, removes the message. Tlie pigeon then is
free and flies into the loft.
In this way, Dr. Lang Is enabled to
keep thoroughly in touch with his patients at a distance with about one-fifth
the amount of travel he would have to
endure under other circumstances. Not
only that but he is really much better
posted, because it would often happen
that he would altogether be unable to
pay visits to all the patients he should,
and so, perhaps, miss seeing a sick person at just the time when he most needed
to hear from him at least. Under the system he has devised, he can go away from
home to visit patients and feel sure that
when he returns reports will be awaiting
him from others. Should these reports
tell him that a call from him is an absolute necessity, why then he goes and
that is all there Is of It.
On the contrary, however, he frequently
learns from these reports by pigeons lhat
a visit from him on a certain day to the
patient would have been wholly unnecessary and have simply wasted his time.
Thereby, the doctor has saved the time
and trouble of a long and tedious journey and at the same time knows just how
the person is whom he would have gone
to see if it had not been for his pigeons.
The doctor says too, that more than once
the life of a patient has been saved by a
sudden communication to htm via pigeon
The homing pigeons belonging to Dr.
Lang are of a composite breed, being
descended from several branches of the
homer—the "Cumulet," a pearl eyed pigeon of the tumbler species which is inclined to fly both high and long; the
"Smerl," round headed and small and
rather resembling an owl pigeon, Its (light
being of tlie swiftest; that ancestor of
the present day Belgian homer, ihe
"Dragon," which is as strong as a
French peasant and as steady going in its
flight as an old family horse. The question of color Is largely debated by tlie
doctor's pigeons, for they are blue, blue
checkered and red checkered. The doctor prefers these colors because he thinks
the solid white white or black are conspicuous marks for the enemy of all pigeons, the hawk, and that purveyor of
pigeon pie, the shot gun.
In speaking of his plan and the effects
thereof, the pigeons and their habits, the
doctor says:
"Many different names have been applied to lhe pigeons, but the one here
used, the homing, is more favored as It is
better Indicative of the effort the bird
makes, ('ould the pigeon sing, his favorite song would be 'Home, Sweet Home,'
for that Is the idea in his tiny head, from
the moment of his release bearing a message, to the point of deharkaion.
"It Is best, when establishing a loft of
these feathered messengers, to begin with
a few pairs of breeders which should be
kept confined to the loft, with an outside
covered aviary ff possible to give them
access to the ground. The pigeons, if allowed their liberty, are apt to fly away,
no matter how long they have been in
prison. Do not try to train tlie birds until
they are four months old. Then take
them a mile or two from home in different directions. Increase tho distance proportionately from one to 200 miles for the
birds ln the first season's work. Of course
the ordinary practitioner would have no
need of a bird to fly anything like this
distance, but It is as easy to train a bird
to fly a hundred miles as it Is 10."
There Is another way of looking at the
plan of Dr. Lang. It helps the pocket.
Naturally, when a physician can save a
bird of his time, he surely has a t...rd
more time to devote to patients whom he
could not otherwise visit. Therefore the
homing pigeon Is a money maker, an assistant physician, and a benefit to the
world in general.
Portugal's   Fifty   Papers.
There are fewer than r>0 newspapers published In the entire kingdom of Portugal, the
population of which is nearly .1.000,000. or about
the same as that of Pennsylvania, in which
the total number of newspapers published is
I 1433.
SHE      HAS      FOUND      HER      IDEAL.
Famous   Smith    <>:< Loin   Cowgirl
Meets Her Hero.
The recent wedding of Myrtle Morrison,
the famous Nowlin county girl bronco
buster, and Frank Dupree, a part blood
Sioux, created quite a sensation among
the aristocracy on the Sioux reservation
and in adjacent territory, says the St.
Louis Globe-Democrat. Miss .Morrison Is
a handsome young cowgirl, noted far and
near for her proficiency In the art of
horse training. She has had many admirers among the frontier beaux, but always declared that she would never marry any man who could not ride, shoot and
throw a lariat better than she could, and
as such men are extremely scarce, it appeared probable lhat Miss Myrtle was
doomed tu lead a life of single blessedness. However, last fall, hay being scarce
on the upper Bad river range, her father
removed his family and stock to Big
Plum creek, a tributary of the Cheyenne
river. Here Myrtle first made the acquaintance of the good looking, daring
young half-breed who lias since become
her husband.
Frank Dupree is a splendid horseman,
a thorough cowhand, and apparently devoid of fear. The Duprees are among the
wealthiest stockmen In the state, counting their cattle by the thousand, and
Frank, like many other half-breeds in
tha section, lias received a very fair education. Still, Myrtle was not much attracted toward tin: swarthy youth until
one day they happened to be riding together, and came'in sight of a herd of 60
or 7o buffalo, which the Dupree family
have raised on their own range from a
few calves caught years ago. when buffalo meat was the principal article of
diet for the entire Sioux nation. Although
this herd Is kept from straying far from
the home ranch by "Old Man" Dupree'a
cowboys, they are fully as wild as their
ancestors who once blackened the prairie
west of Chamberlain with their shaggy
The young couple rode up quite close
to the herd before the animals were
aware of their presence, and Frank, in a
spirit of bravado, urged his bronco alongside of a huge bull buffalo and sprang
from his saddle to the animal's back.
In an instant the herd was stampeding
madly across the prairie, with Lhe old
bull leading the van. Dupree's foolhardi-
ness had placed him in an extremely dangerous predicament. If he jumped or fell
from the buffalo's back he would certainly be trampled to death by the pursuing
herd, and if he retained his seat until the
animal became tired and sulky it was
equally certain that the brute would
make a furious assault upon him the moment he dismounted. So all he could do
was to cling to the animal's back and
await an opportunity to escape. But it
was not until the herd had run fully two
miles that he saw the least chance of
leaving the back of his novel steed and
escaping alive. Fortune at last favored
him, and the animal ran for some distance along a deep, narrow washout with
almost perpendicular sides reaching to a
height of fully 20 feet. Here Frank sprang
from his seat and slid down the bank of
the depression just in time to escape being trampled upon by the closely following herd.
Meanwhile Myrtle had lassoed her companion's horse and was hurrying after
the rapidly retreating buffalo. She reached tho spot whore Frank had dismounted
just a- he was climbing, dirty and bedraggled, to the top of the ravine. The
cowboy did not feel very proud of his
exploit, 'but, nevertheless, the little episode had touched a tender spot In the
girl's heart, and a short time ago the
Lolls of the Cherry Creek Mission church
announced the wedding of this typical
frontier couple.
Stigma   of  n   Dark   ('rime   Removed
From the Austrian Grown,
An extraordinary revelation, which removes from the Austrian crown the stlg-
maof one of thedarkest crimes in the European history of the country, is made by
Cornelius Abranji. a Hungarian publicist,
in the Budapest! Naplo. ii refers to the
bloody drama of Arad, which closed the
revolutionary campaign of 1848-49 in Hungary. It will be remembered that the
Hungarians were defeated only after Russia had sent S0.000 troops under Baskle-
wicz Into lhe field against them. Gorgey
was at length obliged to capitulate and
surrender unconditionally to tlie Russian
general. A number of Hungarian officers
—generals and colonels—wero handed over
or fell into the hands of the Austrians,
Gorgey being released owing to the express wish of the Czar Nicholas. Haynau,
of evil fame, had IH of these officers executed—some hanged and some shot at
Arad, although they were prisoners of
war. All Europe was indignant and it Is
still within the memory of some that
when Haynau, a year later, visited England he was terribly thrashed by the men
of a well known brewery.
Now we are informed that Haynau was
guilty of a yet more terrible piece of perfidy. M. Aranyi declares that he has
proofs that the emperor, who was then 19
years old, pardoned the Hungarian insurgents and sent a special messenger to
Budapest, who arrived on October 5, in
the evening, and breathlessly delivered
up the Imperial document. Haynau, who
guessed what its purport would he, had
the 1.1 patriots executed on the mornig
of the 6th, and opened the emperor's letter afterward.
Minn Blanche Gerard nf West Point
wmiiM to Leave Her Post*
Miss Blanche Gerard, for 35 years postmistress at West Point, N. Y., sent her
resignation to President McKlnley this
afternoon. Miss Gerard is 72 years old.
She Is the oldest living postmistress in
the country. She was appointed by President Lincoln, and one of the last acts of
President Cleveland was to reappoint her.
Miss Gerard succeeded her mother, who
held tbe post 25 years, being appointed
before the Mexican war. Professor Gerard, her father, was the first Instructor
of French In the academy and ono of the
first professors appointed. It was aftor
his death that his widow received the
There is a sad romance connected with
the life of this remarkable woman. Half
a century ago, when assisting her mother
ln the work of the postoffice, a young
cavalry officer, a graduate of the academy, fell In love with her. One afternoon
he called on her, mounted on a spirited
horse. As he rode away he was thrown
and killed. In faithful devotion to her
lover, Miss Gerard has remained a spinster all her life.
+ *
% New Rotary Snow Plow. *
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+*+***+*+****-l-***** **+**•! *
Electricity now drives the snow plow.
As a track clearing apparatus that whicli
has called the electric iluld tu its aid,
seems to be able to accomplish without
difficulty the lask that the great car companies of the country have sought a way
to du for years.
In principle, this electric snuw plow is
like unto ihe- sort whicli is known as the
rotary, but it makes the plow itself accomplish a wonderful amount of labor
which steam was totally unable tu bring
about. Just why electricity should imbue
the invention with such great accession
of power no one seems to know. The
fact remains that it does and Hie results
speak for themselves, ln its experimental
stage, this plow has been tried on the
street railroads and minor steam roads
in New ?%rk state this winter. The drift
has yet to be encountered which it cannot easily pierce. No track can be packed so firmly with snow that the new plow
wili not place the whole in condition for
tiie cars to run upon with ease. It is
more than passing strange that this invention which looks like a small freight
ear built down lo tin; ground, with a huge
rotary plow wheel in front, should accomplish more and with far less effort
(ban the gigantic affairs which have
sought in vain and frequently to clear
away the great masses of snow that impede the progress of tbe lines of railroads
in the northern portion of tlie United
States and the southern of British Columbia. To compare the great plows of
the northern lines with this new invention is very like placing the pigmy and
tho giant side by side. There Is only this
difference, that in the present instance
the pigmy promises to perform thai task
which tlie giant has found impossible.
On numerous occasions the new plow]
has encountered drifts 12 feet deep, with
heavy crusts and solid foundations. Not
only has it bored a path through sueh
drills, but it has cleared tlie rails so that
the lower part thereof was distinctly visible.    There   is   absolutely   no   danger   of
BRAVE        BUT        POOR.
luitvny   Slnr(H   on
Laura Hathaway, 11 years of age, slept
last night in the woman's lodging room
at the central police station, says the
Minneapolis Tribune. The little girl is
on her way from Adrian, Ohio, to her
aunt's home In the state of Washington.
She arrived In Minneapolis with 20 cents,
and as she had purchased a ticket only
to Minneapolis, she was obliged to stop
here. She says that her mother and
father separated when she was but two
years old. Her mother died a year or
two ago, and she was offered a home in
her aunt's family. The latter did not
have money to send to purchase a ticket,
so Laura earned money to bring her from
Adrian to Minneapolis. She says she intends to stop here until she saves money
to carry her to her destination, but. it is
likely that she will be furnished transportation by the city.
the wheels of cars becoming packed with
ice and snow between the flanges. This
In Itself is a triumph, one whicli has
never been accompllsned before with the
aid of snow plows alone. This machine
which electricity dominates moves along
too without the jumping and starting
which, as a rule, characterize even the
heaviest of the plows that fight snow
when they encounter an obstinate drift
or when a combination of snow and tee
has  frozen  solid  on   the   track.
It is estimated by those who are in a
position to know, that the plow can do
more work in an hour than 50 men with
shovels in an entire day. Four men only
are required to operate the plow, and so
it can be seen what a tremendous amount
of saving of manual labor there is, white
tlie work is done exactly as well. In fact,
one of the most notable features of the
plow is that it does not throw the snow-
aside in a manner which places It in such
a position that it will tumble back again
upon the track at the first oportunity. li
makes a clean, clear cut path, the sides
of which are as firm and strong as il
man had made them.
Perhaps, however, the chief claim to
merit of this marvelous plow is that i:
performs for the electric railway a lask
which lias heretofore been declared impossible, it robs the trolley or the underground electric line of all the dangers
which winter has been declared to have
in store for them. It has been a vexatious problem, the winter operation of
electric roads, and In all the large cities
where great electric systems have been
in,operation, much money has been spent
lo gain a knowledge of how best to circumvent the wiles of winter in making
the progress of the electric roads so dif-
The new plow' seems to have accomplished this task at a small expense,
when viewed from a comparative standpoint. The ice that clung to the rails was
the source of tlie danger which Hie managers of the electric lines felt hung over
them every blustering day in the winter season. The slush and show, or rather the slush that underlies the heavy
snow, oftentimes, is also a prolific source
of stoppages and general delay. This
plow, however, removes the Ice, and casts
the slush aside. There is no danger to be
apprehended from this source any longer—so the electric managers say who
have tried the experiments which have
been made with the Invention.
The far reaching effects of this Invention are not seen at first glance, ln a
great many towns of the United Stales,
trolley lines have never been established
because of the difficulty of keeping them
clear In the wlnler time, and the danger
encountered through the snow and Ice
on lhe tracks, which the ordinary plow or
track cleaner was totally unable to remove. There are great stretches of country where people have no transportation
at all, because horsecar lines simply cannot run and the electric lines have been
barred through the causes stated. Tin
new plow is the solution of this problem,
so the street car men say. Despite the
opposition to the trolley lines that exists
in many places, they would be promptly
built If the snow and ice impediment
wero removed. And now thai it is removed, it is not at all unlikely that the
much desired lines—that Is by the majority of persons—will be constructed during lhe coming season.
The plow is the invention of George W.
Ruggles, whom electric railroad men
well know. The beauty of his invention,
from a practical standpoint. Is, aside
from the ability to remove the snow, ice
or slush that have been like a three-
headed dragon to the railroad people, that
it enables the cleaning of many miles o\
track 50 limes as expeditiously, inexpensively and with infinitely more thoroughness than by any other means. It cannot be regarded, so the street car men
say, as a foe to labor to any extent, as it
-imply takes the place of other plows
•hai essay Hie same task, but with greatly less useful results. Of course, in the
isolated sections where it Is likely to Inspire lhe building of roads, it cannot be
considered as throwing any one oul of
work, because but for it Hie roads would
never be built at all and the labor In constructing them will be really a gain to
the unemployed.
So far as the railroads are concerned,
the usefulness of this new plow has hardly been demonstrated to any great extent.
simply because the Invention Is too recent
for the opportunity to have offered itself,
There has been no effort to introduce It
and it is only incidentally that the full
measure of its Importance has been
brought to light. That It will play a most
important part in the development of
the street railway system of towns and
villages largo and small, seems beyond
queslon, In fact, It is declared by experts to rank with the great invention
tho country.
In a Confession oi' The in in the Per-
Nitiif*   Wronged  Auvimable?
There are persons with supersensitive
consciences who seem i" find surcease
from remorse if they confess to those of
whom ihey have had unjust thoughts
He- fact that thesi thoughts have exlst-
ed. says Harper's  Bazar.
I can nut Imagine ;i more senseless or
gratuitously unkind practice than this,
if a woman's husband has had, unsuspected by her, bitter and unkind thoughts
oi his wife, whs should in-, when in a
more amiable frame ol mind, confess to
her the fact of hi:- momentary disloyalty?
Ii does nut undo the Injustice le- has done
her in thought, and only makes her unhappy, and perhaps suspicious thai tin-
same mental aberration may seize him
One woman approached her husband in
the following fashion:
"John, my conscience hurls me dreadfully. A few days ago I wns strongly
tempted to deceive you and to lie outright
to you.    You never suspected It."
'"Hui you did not do It?" asked John.
"Ob, no; but tb.' temptation was there,
and it hurts my conscience to remember
il. So I want to tell you all about it,
"And I don't want to hear it, thank
you," was the blunl response. "It will do
yi u no good io tell me about It. Since you
did not deceive me, I am satisfied, Had
you lied to up-, 1 might listen to your confession. Your temptations to sin arc none
of my business; they are Im tween your
(iod and yourself."
Was be not right? Why disturb ,-i present peace and confidence by telling what
might have been, but was not? Would we
md ail rather believe implicitly in our dear
ones and in their affection than to know
thnt they ever entertained an unjust
thought toward us?
Thank heaven, there is a vast difference
between temptation to sin and yielding to
the sin Itself! You will lie stronger to
tight against evil for having resisted a
great temptation. Others might not comprehend how you could have ever Oi en
tempted to a certain sin, and may lose
confidence in you because you acknowledge the temptation.
If we have done anybody a tangible
wrong that can be corrected, let us confess it to tlie wronged one's face, make
what reparation we can, and ask for pardon. But if the evil against our dear one
has only been in thought, let us not do
him an additional injustice by telling him
of it, and thus make him unhappy. We
may recognize the sin ourselves, confess
it to God, and ask pardon of (he One
to whom all secrets are known. Then nobody will suffer for utir weakness bin
ourselves, and we will, at all events, lie
guiltless of the sin of disturbing Hie peace
of mind  of another.
Some people seem in have a passion for
self-humiliation. Tiny cry Peccavl on all
occasions, and confess their faults wit!)
an case that betrays long practice. It Is
to be wondered if one's self-respecl does
not suffer by tin* habit, and there is
room for serious doubt if the repentance
of such a person is as sincere as is his
who confesses less and shows his penitence  by  his  works.
obi  Kiifuiish  Families  May  lie Rained   by   Them.
In order to realize the terrible strain
Imposed by Sir William Harcourt's so-
called "death duties," which excited so
much resentment anion- the land owing-
class of Great Britain last year, it may
be mentioned that most of tlie territorial
magnates who, through the death of their
father, or other near relatives, recently
have come into possession of the family
property, have been compelled by the
burden thus imposed upon them to close
up their country houses, and to lei their
shooting to the highest bidder, says the
Chicago Record.
Thus, when a few months ago, the marquis of Bath succeeded to Lhe entailed estates of his father, he was forced by the
death duties which lie had to pay on his
father's estate to close up Longlat, and lo
lease all the sporting privileges of the estate to a city merchant, and now it Is announced that the new Lord Saville (husband of the pretty Mrs. Horace Heylar
who. with her first husband, was connected with tlie English embassy at
Washington in the days of Lord Sack-
Vllle) will have tu close Rufford abbey,
one of tlie must beautiful country seats
in "the dukeries," the duties in this case
amounting lu nearly $1,000,000.
Tlie duties are exceptionally heavy in
this instance; in the lirst place, because
the new Lord Saville is merely tlie nephew instead of the son of the testator; and,
secondly, because of the Immense and extremely valuable art collection gath ired
together by the late lord, who was a famous connoisseur. Each of his pictures.
each of his pieces of bric-abrac, lias bi n
valued by experts, and on every separate
piece succession duty has to be paid.
1( will readily be seen what a heavy
charge this is upon any Inheritance, ami
one .'an not help pitying, to a certain extent, ihe great land owners and county
families. They are debarred by the laws
of entail from getting rid of any of their
treasures, in which they have only a life
Interest, and yd al their death their oblate is charged witli succession duties
thereon, if the property happens to
change hands more than onee in a year
Hie estate is. of course, charged with just
donHe the amount of duty, ami tlie duke
of Devonshire and other opponents of Hie
death duties can not be accused of any
exaggeration in that they declared in uar-
I lament and from the platform lhat Hie
duties in question, unless altered, will ultimately result in the ruin of every old
family in England.
11 is understood that during the forthcoming session the Salisbury government
will bring forth a measure modifying the
death duties as now constituted, and will
restrict them merely to the so-called ' personal estate," exempting all entailed properly and such things as art treasures.
Sensible Man.
"Say, groceryman, will you lend me your
livery   wagon   thin  uftornoon?"
"What   do yea  want  It  for?"
"My wife Rues Shopping tills afternoon
wnnts something to bring the samples h
In,"—New  York  Journal
I am
Walter—Wlial v-'n* your order, sli
-y to Bay thai l have forgotten it.
Customer I don't remember. 1 save it so
long ago; but I'll change it, for it would be
out of Beasot  now, anyway.—-Town Topics.
M-c K in ley's  1tnyttnn.il.
Hollo hunters hove almost carried away the
old house at Poland, Ohio, the scene of Mc-
Klnley's boyhood. It, with the tr?os near by,
has been practically picked to pieces.
.Ins!    It.
Llghtlove—Al last, dear Sophia, we are alone.
and I can tell you that 1 lo—■
Sophia—Oh, please no—Mr, Llghtlove, don'l
tell me here.
Llghtlove—Why not? There are no witnesses.
Sophia- That's Jus!  It!—Chips.
A   Good   Nnme,
Asker Cto fisher who is returning empty-
banded from a fishing trip)—What <\o you call
your dog?
Asker—Why, Hint's a funny name for a dog.
What made you give It to film?
Fisher—Because he won't bite,—Tlt-Blts.
Mh«1  Coyotes.
An apparently unusual ferocity is exhibited
lately by the coyotes throughoul Colorado, and
they show unmistakable signs of hydrophobia.
Several dogs recently bitten by them have died
with all tlio symptoms of rablos. y±     ..  .	
The MiNFBis published on Saturday und will
mulled to Subscriber on payment of Two
D jtllars a year.
Displayed Advertisement** **2 an Inch per
month. A liberal discount allowed on lpng
Tranelent Advertisements 20 cents a line first
Insertion and 10 eenu a line fur each additional
Local or reading matte, notices 2-> cents ^aeli
Job Printing at Pair rates. All accounLs for
jol work und advertising; payable on tbe first of
Bach month. !'. li. McGabteb & Son,
The Midway Advanco of April 5th
seems to havo gono out of its latitude to
a very extreme degree in asking impertinent questions regarding the incorporation of tho town of Grand Porks into
a city, What reason the Advance has
for over-reaching its territory, as a newspaper, is obvioUB to anyone who will
teach out into speculation oonserva-
Tho Mt.vr.it knows its own business
and attend-* strictly to its own affairs
and never questions what actually pertains to the good, bad or Indifferent of
any of its sister cities, while the editor
ot the Advance, takes exception to any
thing that is progression to tho adjuncts
of au outside prosperous citj.
In detail our inquesitiye cotenipor-
ary over tho mountain asks:
"Is Grand Forks really ellgabjefor incorporation?" Emphatically yes. It is
the gateway to tho entire Kettlo river
Its future as a business point, rail-
Way centre, and established junction of
commercial interests to the North Fork,
Reservation, Boundary Creek and Midway points is unquestionable and practically inevitable.
Another impertinent question: "Is
the gentleman who has offered himself
as a candidate for mayor eligable for
that position?"
Thero is no man in this country better known than lion. John A. Manly,
■who is the candidate for mayor*. In
every respect ho is fully qualified for
tbe position. If tho philospher over
the hill knows anything to th-3 contrary
we are ready to "enlighten the people"
on this proposition.
O.ica again he asks: ''Are the parties
who havo offered themselves as candidates tor aldermen eligable for office?"
Unquestionably they are!
Lloyd A. Manly is probably ono of tlte
largest property owners in this city, and
there never has been a question raised
as to his qualifications.
Dr. (i. W. Ilepworth, has business interests and property pjssessions to fully
qualify him in every respect for the oflice of alderman.
Ed. Duford, of tho White Houso hotel, is an enterprising business man and
in every way qualified for tho position.
J. II, Featherston, is an assayer and
controls all tho necessary property to
place him in a position to bo decidedly
eligable for the office of alderman.
J. K. Johnson, is in possession of suf-
Jlcent property interests to fully qualify
him in every respect for tho position of
Thus the directorate is tilled by a
mayor and Hve alderman, all fully qualified to Mil the municipal ollices. Outside of this list thore are a number of
aspirants for tho various offices, among
whom are several vory capablo and
worthy gentleman, and as soon as their
nominations are madepublic, thoMiNKi;
will take pleasure iu informing our
friend of the exact status of their qualifications.
As to tho delay in the gazetting of
the letters patent incorporating (irand
Forks we have no authentic information, beyond tho statement of reliable
parties cf Victoria, that Mr. Aikman,
the local representative uf tho tirm of
Fulton, Ward & Aikman, had been appointed returning ollicer, and all necessary instructions had been forwarded
1 im over three weeks ago, but up to the
timo of going to press they havo not
been received by that gentleman.
It is to be hoped this "non-evasivo reply" is satisfactory to tho gentleman
und thoso "who havo the welfare of the
Raid town at heart,'
and it is fair to presume that this number will moro than doublo in tho next
thirty days. Is it fair and just that
these people should bo compelled to
travel liftoon miles t3 get their mail':
Wo say no. Tho attention of "the government has beon called to this fact, and as j
it sooms to be tho policy of Postoffice
Inspector Fletcher to grant every con-
cession in his power, to provide adequate mail facilities for every portion of
this rapidly growing district, wo havo
great iaith in tho spoody establishment
of a postoffice at this point.
n\.^y -^v *r\ ^ -TV *!"\ *7n ^\..mV
The Improvement of tho roads of this
district, especially those udjacont and
tributary to (irand Forks, Cascade City
and Greenwood, is a matter that requires tho careful attention of tho citizens of theso places. That they are in
a very unsatisfactory state at present is
well known, as is also tho fact that a
large expenditure of money will be necessary to put them in a fairly passable
condition, ft iB generally understood,
however, tho government is fully Hble
financially and willing to aid in making
the needed improvements in the roads,
provided those interested in tho different sections in question, can como together and agree on someone thorough-
fare that will be of mutual benefit to
all. Expenditures for this purpose
should not be hedged by jealous opponents, as it is for the interest of the
district at largo that tho work should
be done as speedily as possiblo.
Thk necessity of a postoffice at our
neighboring town Cascade|City,is becoming more apparent every day. At pre-
Bent thero are in the neighborhood of
100 prospectors at work in that vicinity,
Grand Femes is no exception to the
rule, It is the same old story, the supply of wofkingmep here ut present is
more than sufficient for the local de
ruand. Our advice to laboring men
is to stay away unless you have the no*
coBsary means to provide for yourself
until work is secured, and pay your way
out of tho country unless you aro successful. To capitalists it is different.
At no time in the history of the cou ntry
is there such opportunties to invest as
at present.
Let every man who is a liritish sub
ject, residing in the East riding of the
Yale district, see to it, at once, that they
are properly registered. Thero is nothing that will do more towards seen ring
goverment assistance in tlie building of
bridges, roads, trails, etc., than a large
voting list. All the proper blanks and
necessary information tan bo procured
by applying to Mr. P. T. McCallum of
this city.
The boom is on and tho real estate
market iB as lively as a Kansas grasshopper.
No. 885,
"Companies* Act," Part IV., and amend
tng Acts.
"Zcnda Gold and. Copper Mining Cent-
pony," (Foreign.)
Roistered tlio l\u\ day of March, 1897.
I HEREBY CKKTli-V that I havo this day
registered tho ''Zcndo Gold und Copper
Mining Oompany" (Foreign), under the Companies Act, Part IV., "Registration of Foreign Companiesi" nnd amending Aets.
The head olliee of the said Company is situ-
nted ut the City of Bpokane, in the State of
Washington) U.S. A.
The objects for which tho Company is established are:—To purchase: hold, own. work and
operate mines of gold, silver, lead, and other
minerals, and to sell the samo; to buy and sell
ores of all kinds; to build, equip, own and operate any mill, smelter or reduction works necessary or convenient for such business, and to
that end tu purchase and own any real estate or
personal property necessary or convenient
ther/or; and to construct ami own any wagon
load, tramway, railroad, or telegraph line oi
telephone Hue that may be neessary or convenient for Buch business.
Tlie business of this corporation to be conducted in either the United States or in liritish
Columbia, or both.
The capital stock of the said Company is one
million Hve hundred thousand dollars, divided
Into one million live hundred thousand shares
of the pur value of one dollar each.
Given under my hand and seal of olliee at
Victoria, Province of British Columbia, this 2nd
day of March, 1H.I7.
|l. s.] s. Y. VVOOTTON,
Registrar of Joint StoCK Companies.
Do You Own a Few? If Not Call at Once!
We are Agents for the Town Company and will take pleasure to
Show you Property.   We offer a few Crisp Snaps
in the Following:
Hotel proporty—Two lots; 20 boi rooms;
host equipped hotel in the town; lino bar room,
largo barn. Will bo sold furnished cotnplote,
except bar fixtures. Cash rental S'250 per
month. Call quick on this deal, Sickness
in family compels removal.
Edward's Ranch and Ferry—320 acres fine
land; substantial buildings; 35 acres in cultivation; wator works; 000 acres in pasture; bar
and fixtures. The best located and most profitable raad houso in the Province. Price
Si ,200;   part cash,  balance  on easy terms.
Ranch of 320 acros; 7 miles up North Fork;
good log buildings; fine timber, lovel productive agricultural land; buildings cost $800.
If closed soon wo can sell this valuable property for 8500,
Mining Stocks, Prospects, Developed and Undeveloped, For Sale.
Come in and see us or Write Us,
FILLEY & OQDEN, Grand Forks, B. C.
"Companies' Act," Part IV, and a-M-imp-
iko Acts.
''The    Superior    Mining    Company"
JU'Kistered the 19th day of February, 1897.
T HEREBY CERTIFY that I have this day reg-
-L Istored "The Superior Joining Company"
(Forolgn), under the "Companies' Act, Part
IV., "Registration of Foreign Companies,"and
amending Acts.
The head olliee of the said company is situated at the City of Spokane, State of Wash-
ion, lT. S. A.
The objects for which the Company is ctab-
lishcd arc:-To work, operate, buy sell, lease,
locate, own, acquire, procure, hold and deal in
mines mctalsnnd mineral claims of every kind
and description within.he Province of Hritibh
Columbia, Canada, and the United States of
America; to carry ou aud conduct a general
mining, smelting, milling and reductive business; to purchase, aoquire, buhl, erect and
operate electric light and power plants for the
purpose of miniug and treating ores, and for
the purpose of furnishing lights and creating
power for all purposes; to bond, buy, lease, locate and hold ditches, Humes and water rights;
to construct, lea^e, buy, sell, build, operate and
conduct railroads, tor■ies, tramways or other
means of transportation for transporting ore.
mining ami other material; to own, bond buy,
sell, lease and locate timber and limber claims,
and dually to do everything consistent, proper
and requisite for the carrying out of the objects
and purposes aforesaid in their fullest and
broadest sense within the territory aforesaid.
The capital stock of the said Company is one
million dollars, divided into one million shares
of the par value of one dollar each.
Given under ray hand and seal of office at
Victoria, Province of liritish Columba, tnis pith
day of February, 1897.
[i.. s.j *>. Y. WOOTTON,
'Registrar of Joint Stock Companies.
"Companies' Aot,"Part IV., and amend-
in<; Acts.
Aunts      Mining
Registered 25! u day of February, 1S97.
T   HEREBY CERTIFY  thnt 1 have this day
J.   registered  "The Aurus Mining Company
(Foreign)  under He* "Companies'  Act."  Part
iv., "Registrationof lroi'oi.i;u Companies," nud
amending Aots.
The head oflice of tin* said Company is sltua-
ted at tho City of Spokane, in the State of Wnsli-
Ington, U. s. A.
't'h1* objeots for whicli the Company is established arc—To purchase, hold, own, work and
operate mlneB of gold, silver, lead nnd other
metals, and to sell tbe samel to buy nnd sell
oresof such metals; to build, equip, own and
operate any mill, smeller or reduction works
necessary or convenient iu sueh business, nud
to thnt end to purchase and own tiny real estate
or personal property necessary or convenient
therefor; nnd to construct nnd own nuy wagon-
road, tramway, railroad or telegraph or tele-
phone Hue necessary or convenient for such
business; said business to be conducted either
in tbe United Slides or British Culuinbin, or
The capital stock of the snid Company is one
million dollars, divided into one million shares
of the par value of one dollar each,
Given under my hand and seal of olliee, at
Victoria, Province of liritish Columbia, this
26tb day of February, 1897,
ft.. 8.] S. Y. WOOTON,
Registrar of Joint Stock Companies.
When it Comes to Looking For Bargains.  Call and be
Convinced that you can Find Anything you
Two Car Loads
All Ready in
Still 3 riore
On the Road
We Carry the Largest, Most Complete and Best Assorted
Stock  of
In the Kettle River and Boundary Districts, Consist-,
ins of Groceries, Provisions, Queensware, Hardware,
Sash and Doors, Wall Paper, Dry Goods, Clothing Boots
Shoes and Drugs.   Also a Full Line of
Mail Orders receive Prompt attention.
Give us a trial order and we will gurantee
The "Big Store,"
Riverside Ave.,  Grand Forks, B. C.
Bonds of Electric, Steam
or HorseCar Railways
Persons having   mining or other Properties  that  will
bear investigation; can have a Company promoted, or
soli th=m, by addressing	
17 ibnd 10 Broadway, New York City.    London  offices:—Chiswell   House, No.
139 Finsbury Pavement, London, E. C, England.
IN after date hereof I Intend to apply to tho
Honorable, t lie Chief Commissioner of Lands
and Works for permission to purchase so acres
of land, situated on the North Fork of Kettle
river and described us follows: Commencing
at thesouthwest corner of lot 717, Osoyoos Divi-
b! on Yale District, thence west 20 chains, thence
north 40 chains, thence east 20 chains, thence
south 40 chains to the point of commencement.
Grand Forks, Ii. C, March 2, 1897,
BlttlngBOf the County Court of Yale will lie
hold en »s follows:
at the hour of ten o'clock in the forenoon reft pec tiv civ.
By command W. G McMYNN.
Government Office, Midway, B. Cj   D. R. c. Cj
March 24,1897 \
Manufacturer of
Beds,   Mattresses,.
Dealer in
GRAND   FOHKB,   B.   C.     \
■Saw Filing and all Kinds of Repairing,
Prospects for the precious metals and gems
Organizes prospecting and exploring parties.
Examines and reports on mining properties.
With Colin Campbell,   '
li. A. SHEADS,
Jus.de BloisUreen C E I' 1,3,   F. Wollaston F L;s
Provincial Land Surveyors
Civil Engineers, Etc,
Olliee In VanNess' Addition with J.H, Feather..
Bton, assayer,
Notary Public, Etc.,
grand forks. - - british columbia,
tt s. cayley,       "
Solicitor, Etc.,
Office, Main Street,    -   GRAND FORKS, B. B,
Abstracts Promptly Furnished.
Ll Teacher of
Student from the College nf Music of (Mucin-
natti, and pupil of the dlstinguishtd Master ami
Violinist, Chas. llaeteuB of tlie Brussels Frtuico-
Belglan School of the Violin,
OFFICE HOURS - Monday, Wednesday
Thursday, Friday und Saturday, 2 to 5 p, in.
Watch Repairing Mv Specialty.
All Work Warranted.
Physician and Surgeon.
Olliee In Drug Store
Barber Shop.
Centrally Located,  AU Work Gauranteed to be
l'Mrst-Class in every Itespeet.
Bath Rooms,
RIVERSIDE,      -      -      -       QRAND FORKS-
And Mining Engineer.   Member of Quebec Mining Society.   Mineral Claims Examined
and itcported on.
Provincial Land Surveyor.
And Civil Engineer.
Office, Midway,b. c.
Associate Member Canadian
Society   of Civil Engineers.
Why Bake
Your Own
It Doesn't Pay to Worry
and Stow Over a Hot
Stove When You Can Buy
Sovonteen Nice, Fresh,
Toothsome Loaves For
One Dollar at
Ths same Rule Apply*) to.
Pies, Cakes, Doughnuts,
Cookies and all Kinds of
Pastry, Etc.
Spokane Falls & Northern
Nelson & Ft, Sheppard,
Red Mountain R'ys.
The only All-rail Route, without chango
of cars, betwoon Spokano, Rossland Nolson.
Going North.
11:11 a. ra	
Going South,
Close connections at. Nelson with steamboats
for Kuslo and all Kootenay Lake Points
Passengers for Kettle  Rluer and   Boundary
Creek connect at Marcus with stago dally,


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