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SECOND   YEAH.--NO.   7:5.
OIIANI) FORKS, Ii.  C.,  SATURDAY.   OCTOBER  2, 1897.
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HER REVENGE
Mr.s. John A. Manly Cracks
the Lash
OVER   CHAS.   CUMINGS.
Seiisalionl f ccne Enacted In the Main
Part of Town Last Thursday.-—
Kestult of Street Gossip.
The scandal mqngers and gossips of
v/h)fib this town, sad to say, has its full
.quota, have now a sweet morsel to roll
under their tongues in the sensational
attack made last Thursday morning hy
Mrs. John A. Manjy, wife of Grand
Forks' mayor, upon Chas. Cumings who
for the year past has been resident manager for the townsite company.
Mr. Cumings comes to his office between 8 and q o'clock, and his route
leads him past the Manly residence.
Thursday morning Mrs. Manly was no
.doubt watching for him, for no sooner
had he passed the house than she sallied
forth and followed him in an apparently
unconcerned manner—but who knows
what emotions are masked by a smiling
face and jaunty step? She was dressed
in a neat walking costume and carried
in her hand a paper sack. When Mr.
Cumings was nea.* the west end of the
bridge she closed in on him, swiltly, silently and unheard. Drawingifrom the
paper sack *j raw'pijje whip sue struck
Mr. Cumings forr blows over the head
and shoulders before he recovered from
his surprise sufficiently to attempt any
defence. He attempted to seize the
whip but before he succeeded in doing
so she struck hiin once more across the
face. Then he broke the whip, threw it
to the ground and held her wrists. |
Immediately across the street from
where tbe matinee occurred, John A.
Manly, with bi*> two brothers "Doc" and
"Al," were discussing the waterworks
problem wi.h Contractor Davies, and
numerous other residents were on the
main street crossing ot the town and
were witnesses of the affair. When the
lirst blow was struck the mayor turned
bis back unconcernedly and Dr. Manly
started for the scpne of the one-sided
pombat. Mrs. Manly, when her wrists
were secured, began vigorously kicking
at the shins of her captor, exclaiming:
"If I ever catch you telling John Manly
anything about me again I'll shoot you."
The fracas was ended by Dr. Manly escorting his siater-in-law to her home, and
Mr. Cumings continuing on his way to
bis office.
The Why and Wherefore.
The disgraceful affair is the culmination of the rumors which have been rife
for several months concerning the family affairs of the mayor's hqusehold.
Every one bas heard them and they
need not be repeated, as the Miner is
not fond of dabbling in puddles from
jvhich more or less of an effluvia might
arise. Mrs. Manly, it seems, has come to
the conclusion that Mr. Cumings was
the ,chief instigator of these rumors and
so she took the sensational method already described of securing her ven-
gance. She claims that Cumings had
endeavored to sully her good name by
connectingit with that of J. A. Aikman,
erstwhile city clerk, solicitor, returning
qfficer, member of the licensing board,
.etc., in a manner calculated to arouse
suspicion an to her chastity, that ho had
kept her husband, who was absent in
Rossland, misinformed regarding her
actions with Mr. Aikman, and had otherwise meddled with her family affairs.
Mr. Cuming.-, disclaims any responsibility for the rumors which were afloat,
and says that far from circulating such
rumors he has, when the subject was
broached in conversation, always refused
to discus*? it. Ue claims to have finally
advised the mayor of what he believed
to be the true status of affairs, for the
sole purpose of having a stop put to the
gossip which was being indulged in in
the town and which was doing the mayor an injary. The idea of interfering in
the family affairs of Mr.and Mrs. Manly
was farthest fro.n his intention, and the
pourse he pursued was solely for the purpose of benefitting them both.
What tie Public Think.
It will always bi fouua that where
Jhere is "a woman in the case," public
sentiment will side in with her and a
jsareful in vestigatioii in the town reveals
the fact that there is no exception in
|iis case. Whether or no the natural
sympathy with the woman is the only
factor In producing this general commendation of Mrs. Manly's actio'), is a
Jjafter  for  corj?cture.      It  is  found,
sfrange to say, tliat those who were tbe
loudest in gossiping to her detriment,
are now the most energetic in their expressions of approval.
Such is life in thc wild and wooly west,
Reflections.
For the past vera* tbe M INER has ever
proclaimed to tbe civilized world that
(irand Korks is the leading city in the
Kettle Kiver and Boundary creek districts, and wo still maintain our position.
She is lirst ill everything, second In
nothing*, j:be gateway to everywhere,
weole hog or none, and the people be
d—d. First to incorporate; first to have
aredhotcity election, first to lire city-
officers by the "One, two, three, out goes
he''system; first to have a genuine social scandal in high life, first to enjoy
thc notoriety occcsioncd by a public
horsewhipping, and will bc the first to
have water works, electric lights, smelter and a railroad; the only town in the
district where everybody is out after
everybody else with a cheese knife, and
in fact she is a red hot tamale from tbe
word go.
Oh, thc future of this town is assured,
only let us whoop'cr up! Throw conventionalities and customs to the winds!
Letsensationalism and excitement reign!
Turn on the red and green fires and
keep things sizzling—that's all we've
got to do to be saved.
Ready to Build Whenever thi
Country Can
FURNISH  THE  TONNAGE
ENTERPRISING BUSINESS MAN,
W. K. C. Manly  Receives  a Carload of
Hardware—Stoves Without End.
W. K. C. Manly, the popular hardware
dealer of this city has just teceived a
carload of supplies tor his store including everything in the hardware line that
anyone would dosire from a shingle nai[
to a steel range. The store is complete
in every deiail and would do credit to a
town of ten time thssize of Grand Forks,
including as it does a full line of miners'
tools, heavy and sbclf hardware, builders' hardware, sash, doors, windows,
paints, oils, brushes, &c, ar.d having in
connection a first-class tin-shop.
Included in the new arrival of goods is
the most complete lino-.of stoves ever
brought into this section of the country,
Everything in the shape ot stoves is here,
from the latest novelty in camp stoves
to the immense steel range with all the
modern attachments and conveniences.
Then they there are the heating stoves
of every description, including all sizes
of box stoves for offices and stores, the
Queen which he is selling for $S.y"; an
imiiatipn of the Queen and the finest
line of parlor heaters ever brought this
section.
Mr, Manly's enterprise in placing such
a large order enables him to place them
on sale at prices which will be a surprise
to purchaser*.
Recreation and to Loo!; After Hi:-. Min.
ing interests the Prime Object
of His Trip.
UPPER GRAND FORKS NOTES.
Mr. Fee has moved into his new houso
on Church stveet.
Mr. Price was among the arrivals at
the Queens hotel this week.
Seyrnore tic Gotcher will open their
new livery stable on King street in a few
days.
Peter Pare, of lower town, has his
barber shop on Gov't, avenue about
completed.
Hay tic McCallum have let a contract
for painting their block on the cor. of
King and Main.
W. B. Bower is pushing his block to
completion as rapidly as possible. He
expects to open a feed store when completed.
Our waterworks is free to the citizens
at a cost to the townsite company of
$2,ooo. What will lower town water
works cost?
You would think to see the building
going on in this town that the railroad
was under constiuction vcoming up the
Kettle river.
J. Hodson, of McGregor, Man., ar*
rived in town on Thursday evening's
stage und will take up his residence at
56 King street.
D. E). Norris has completed his block
on Gov't, avenue regardless of cost.
The front is of Roman design, and is a
credit to Mr, Wm. Carter the contractor.
S**.m Jerrall, of Summit camp, was in
town this week and reports things booming in tbat camp. Mr. Jerrall says they
are down forty five feet on the B. C.
property and have neither struck sides
or bottom to the rich ledge of ore. The
work is superintended by Mr. Henesy
who is J preparing to put in machinery
to treat the ore as soon as possible, and
expeets to continue work all winter.
There are at least six properties now
ready to ship ore in that camp, and about
forty five men continuously at work. A
railroad in hero and things will hum.
Postponed Indefintiely.
R. A. Brown is in receipt of a letter
from Secretary Treat, of the Olive Gold
Mining company, in which he states that
thc meeting of this company that was
called to be hold on the 15th of September 111 Spokane has been postponed in-
indefinitely.
Mr. D. C. Corbin, president of thc
Spokane* Falls &: Northern, Ft. Shep
pard tic Nelson and Red Mountain r.-*.i!-
Railways, accompanied by hi:; chief engineer, Mr. Roberts, arrived in town
Thursday evening from a visit to Greenwood, Anaconda, Midway, Rock creel:,
and Eureka and other reservation points
Mr. Corbin and Mr. Robcrls were seen
at thc Victoria and in an interview with
a MlNEE representative Mr. Roberts
said:
Not of a Railroad Nature.
"Our trip has no railway significance
whatever, being one solely for recreation and to examine our mining and
o;her interests in this district. Mr. Corbin and myself own two very promising
prospects in the King Solomon and Copper Q.ieen, in Copper camp, which properties we had crown granted in 1S93.
Desiring to do some work on them the
coming season, we wanted to make an
examination for th;: purposo of forming
some idea of the best manner in which
to do the same. We are also largely interested in ihe Republic Gold Mining
company, which owns tbe Republic,
Last Chance and Nonesuch in Smith's
camp. This season we have done fifty
feet of work on each of these claims and
expect to do more in the near fututo.
These properties are showing up fine
and we believe that we have the making
of good mines whb^sufficient development work.
Good Prospects But Not Enough Work.
"Vou have undoubtedly a Urge number of promising prospects that with development wid prove to oejirodticeis,! 1;
fact you have a va3*. amount of min eral
here, but the trouble is that there is too
much of it underground, and not enough
on top, and the sooner your people
awaken to the fact that development is
the only thing t.iut will hasten the construction of a railroad into your country
the better it will bo for them.
"Of course there has been a large
amount of work done since our last visit
here, but they have not gone down deep
enough. Everybody seems to be working tou much on top of the ground and
don'; realize that in order to ascertain,
what a property is worth you must go
down on it. If we were to start to build
a road into this countiy tomorrow and
would have it completed within six
months, we could bave ail the ore out in
two weeks now on top of the ground.
Low Grade Ore.
"One trouble 13 that nearly all of your
properties are low grade propositions
and will not stand shipment and
in order to work them at a
prolit thoy will have to be treated on the
ground. Owing to this fact, smelteis
and reduction works will have to be put
in operation before a railway could be
made to earn operating expenses. Get
a number ol these plants in operation
and there v. ill be no trouble about railway transporting as the amount of supplies necessary to operate them would
furnish a tonnage sufficient to justify the
construction ol a toad, as evui y car load
of freight hauled into tlie couutry nets
a road mole than ten car loads of ore
hauled oul, because the ore rate bas to
bc mado very low.
"Yes, we contemplate build ng into this
suction, but how snon is a question that
1 cannot no. answer. You can say that
when the time arrives for the construction of a road into your district we are
prepared to build it, ami when we start
there will bc no delay because we will be
in a position to tush things.
An Export Duty on Ore.
"The present agitauon relative to
placing an export duly on ore has a
great deal to do with keeping capital
out of your section at this time, and to
it largely may bc attributed the cause of
the depression you have been experiencing for the past few months. Until this
question is settled you nce:l look for no
great activity in mining interests, as no
capital will be invested while the matter is in its present unsettled condition.
You will notice that the Rossland Dailv
Miner and tho Nelson Miner, two papers
owned and eontroled by Mr. Heinzo, are
making a vigorous fight to have an export duty oi $3 !io placed on ore. If they
are successful, it will not only remove
the possibility at shipping from pros
pects thit have not here
to ship, but it will shut d
of mines now shipping ir.
district. The best interests of this country must be with the mine owners and
they are surely in a position to
be the best judge of what
their interests are. There is hardly one
out of every ten mine owners who are in
favor of an export duty. A miner comes
into your country and pays a license for
tr.forebecnable|ljrrjryr/[7
lown :'   number    tm  l/i    t   l'K
a the Rossland! II 111 IA
And an
the privilege of  mining, and if be is sue- pnMTOAPT  ic   AU/ADncn
cessful in locating a prospect tbat de- p-UN ' KAV^'   •-> AWAKUUJ
velopes into a mine, with an export duty
he is forced tu pay for the privilege cf I
having its products trea cd.   It is just;.,.   ...    .      <.,-»,,      ...     ,
"       ' ,    , '        Io Davies   & Costello. of Rossland,
as reasonable to ask the government to
smelt vou: ore free as to advocate an
as follows:
The mayor, Aid. W. K. C and L.JJA.
Manly, Davis and Hepwonh voting for
accepting Davies' bid, while Aid. McCallum and Jo'enson voted against it.
On motion of Aid. Hepworth seconded
MeCtriCt   Light    Plant | by Aid. Davis Mr. Cayley was employed
to look over the  contract on  behalf  of
tire city and to confer with A. C. Sutton,
Mr. Davies solicitor,
On motion of Aid.
was adjourned.
an Assured Fact.
export duty before smelters are provided
on this side to handle the ore."
Mr. Robett-j took tbe stage yesterday
morning for Bjssburg where he takes
the train for Northport for the purpose
ot inspecting the bridge across the Columbia, which it is expected will be completed and reedy for traffic today. Mr.
Corbin continued his journey by private
conveyance to Marcus, from wnete he
goes to Spokane.
FLOAT.
Spokano
E. Spraggett will attend th
Fruit FVir next week,
Work on the waterworks will be commenced in about ten days.
L. J. Cross, of Vancouver, was in the
city the fore part of the week.
Mayor Manly and wife, Dr. Manly
and Contractor Davies went to Eureka
yesterday.
VV. H. Covert leaves for Spokane
Monday to attend the fair and renew
old acquaintances.
E. H. Kane, representing thc Trail
Brewery, s*;ent a day or two in town
this week looking afier the interests of
his firm.
Oliver Bordeau has changed the name
cf the White House to the Miners' Home
and proposes to make it a report for the
boys fiom the hills.
Chas. VanNess returned from Rossland WediM.-i.day evening and wid remain with us until efter the silting ci
court on Monday next.
Hans Geise is iu Greenwood camp
with his expert making an examination
of the celebrated Snowshoe property,
owned by Robert Denzler and others-
James Mayin returned from his visit
to Greenwood on Wednesday and le'.t
for home Friday morning, Mr. Martin
was very favorably impressed with the
outlook over the range.
Chas. VanNess and Joseph Wiseman
went to Summit camp today to examine
the B, C. No. 2, a property belonging to
them. The showing on this claim is
said to be very fine and it is in good
compauy, being next door to iho R-Bell.
Messrs. Barritt & Kane hive leased
ihe International Hole', in Rossland
from Mr. Manly and took charge of the
same last Monday. This will be Mr.
Kane's last visit to this section, as he
will assume charge of that place on bis
return to Rossland next week,
To Davies   & Costello,
for $ig,i;74 and They Take Entire
Issue of Debentures at 95cts
On the Dollar.
Grand Forks is to have a water works
and an electric light plant, This is an
assured fact, the matter being definately
settled aud thc contract awarded to
Davies & Costello at a special meeting
of the council held last Wcdntsday
morning, called for that purpose.
The meeting was called to order with
mayor Manly in the chair and all the
aldermen present.
Alderman L. A. Manly, chairman of
the board of public works reported that
only one bid had been submitted for the
construction of the water works and
oiectric light plant, and that from the
firm of Davies tic Costello, of Rossland.
Thai in accordance with the provisions
cf the advertisement calling for the same j
plans and specifications accompanied!
the tender, a copy of which was pre- I
serited for the consideration of the council. The point was raised whether or
not it was advisable to open the hid of
Contractor Divios and cither accept or
rcj.'ct the same, or whether to extend
thc time for receiving the bids in order
that others, who might desire, would
bave an opportunity to bid.
Alderman Hepworth expressed himself heartily in accord wilh the iiea of
putting in the water works system at
once, but objected to accepting Mr.
Da/ies bid wit lout giving others a shrrv.
Alderman L. A. Manly said thnt all
contractors had bad an equal show and
as the time for receiving bids had come
and gone he thought that Mr. Davies'
should bc opened.
Alderman Johnson said that he was in
favor of the immediate construction ol
the water works but that ho did not like
thc manner in which this b'd was being
received. Mr. Davies had been furnished
every information necessary regarding
the proposed water works system from
mayor Manly which other contractors
had not hud an opportunity to obtain
owing to the fact that no plans and
specifications had ben furnished by the
city, and on this account, Mr. Davies had
been given a very great advantage over
other contractors. For this reason he
was in favor of extending the time for
receiving these for at ieast ten days if not
longer, in order that anv local contractor
might obtain all information necessary
to enable them to put in a bid
Alderman W.   K. C, Manly was the
Not being able lo get to examine the
plans and specifications of lhe water
works and electric light plant in time to
give a detail statement of them iu this
issue, we are compelled to let the matter go over until next week, when we
hope to give a full and complete discrip-
tion of the same.
Alright as a Smrdter Point.
G. J.I. G. Munn, of  Rossland, arrived
in the city Tuesday from  Greenwood
j where he had been on business.   It will
j be remembered that some time ago Mr.
.Munn, in connection with  Mr.  Alfred
Woodhouse secured a bond on the Anaconda, Kootenay and Columbia claims
in the neighborhood of Greenwood,  for
an English Company.   After spending
Wednesday looking   ever the city   inquiring into the probabilities of its future
he left for bis home in RosslandThursday
morning.     In conversation with  a representative of this paper Mr. Munn said. •
". our city, as a smelting point, is without
exception one of the best I  have seen
in my travels,   Situated in tbe heart of
a mining section, that with half ot the
amount of money spent in development
work  that  has  been expended in the
Kootenay's will prove to be one of, if
not thc largest mineral producing belts
in   British   Columbia,   and there is  no
doubt but that a half a dozen smelters
could be kept running steadily."
Lone Raneh Camp.
A resent assay irom the White Chief
claim ran as high as S62.00 in all values.
This   claim   is   owned   by   the Broolrs
brothers.
Mr. Ilcnnage, who holds thc bond on
the City of Pans and Linclon properties  nc« '0 address the council duiing which
about six miles west of here, has two j ••<■• °M *ha-   Mr. Atkins,  a  local  con-
men on the ground now making arrang-   tract(JI'. had Slven bmi fiKlll'es on a SVS-
mentsto have tbe water taken out of !*enj that wollld cost &10.000 for the water
the shafts and make an inspection,
when it is expected work will be agarn
resumed.
The Palmetto is Ihe name of a claim
recently staked by Mose Burns, for himself and Chas. VanNess in Wellington
camp. Mose has some samples of ore
from this property that gives every indication of being all right. They have
have sunk a shaft four and a half by six
and a half feet, eleven feet in solid ore,
It being identically the same character
as that found in the Winnipeg and Golden Crown.
The indignation meeting called to be*
held at iho school house, Wednesday
evening, for the purpose of feeling of
lhe public pulse in regard to thc manner in which the -.vatcr works contract
had been let end if it beat right to pass
resolutions condemning the council for
the same, proved to be a Hash in tbc
pan. When the prime movers took time
to consider the matter a better teeling
prevailed nnd it was considered best to
call die meeting off until such time as
the public was advised as to what they
were to get for their money.
Jay P. Graves a prominent broker of
Charles G. Lawrence, owner pf th;
White Cayuse, has struck a lead of high
grade ore on this claim and is makm/
preparations to open this property.
Richard Davis who owns the Black
Cap property, in this camn, is pushing
work on thc big open cut that he is running on '.his property.
The Brooks brothers who own a group
of live claims here known as ;',*.e Colorado, Whistle, Red Cloud, Free Coinage,
Lone Creek Star and Ivcy, have recently
had an assy from ore taken from one of
the claims ol this group tbat showed
values amounting to S127.00.
County Court.
County court will be held here before
Judge Spinks on Monday, Qetober 4th.
The following cases are set down for
hearing.
Manly vs Hallett, H. S. Cayley for
plaintiff.
Waid vs Cuming et al, A. C. Sutton
for plaintiff and Cayley for defendant
Genton vs Clark, J. D. Swanson for
plaintiff and Sutton for defendant.
Meakin vs Thompson,Cayley for plaintiff.
Ireland vs Douglas, Cayley for plaintiff and A. S. Neack for defendant.
Buron vs Comstock (joint garnishee),
Cayley for Joint CreditO r.
Woliaston vs Black, J. A. Aikman tor
plaintiff and A. C. Sutton ior plaintiff.
Almond Gets  It.
The following letter relating to the
appointing cf a deputy Register of the
county court at Grand Forks was lately
received by J. K. Johnson;
Victoria, 11. C, Sept. 23, 1897.—(J. K.
Johnson, Eh[. J. 1'., J—Grand Forks, li.
C.—Dear Sir: Reierri.i; again to your
communication of the ,Sih inst., enclosing a petition requesting the appointment of a deputy registrar of the county
court, I have the honour to inform you
thai ihe prayer 0! tlio p rlition h.is beon
complied with by the appointment of
Mr. S. R. Almond.
1 nave the hon jur to bo, sir, your obedient servant.
Arthur G. Smith,
Deputy Attorney General.
Machinery Startci.
Jacob Goetz one of the owners of the
Lame Foot, situated in Wolf's camp, on
taking in thc situation from an easy chair, j the reservation about twenty miles from,
arose to ha feet ..ud said "I am one 01 I this city, pissed through town Wednes-
the largest individual rate payers in the day en his way home from a three week's
municipality and while I think this water f s.taty at the camp where he went to, su-
woiks movement is a little premature, I! perintend the starting up of the mac'nin-
amin favor ol it, he I don'i like the j ery placed upon this property early this
manner of letting this contract   to one I spring, whichlowing to the boiler being
works system alone, and he felt confident lhat nothing would be gained by
an extension of time, as our local contractors were not in a position to handle
the city bonds as Mr. Davies could do.
These remarks brought to his fee'.
Davis who declared that the idea of
letting a contract to one bidder without
giving others a show was not right
Upon the motion of Alderman W, K,
C. Manly seconed by Alderman L. A.
Manly, the clerk was instructed to open
Mr. Davies' bid, which was  done, h's
! figures being Ul 5.()74 for the const ruction
of the water works and  electric  light
. plant.
Accompaning the bid wai a certified
: check  to;* ^3,300 and an offer  from Mr.
I Davies to purchase the entire issue of
■ jWo.oeo of city debentures at ,)i cei;ts on
! the dollar provided lie w is  awarded the
] contract.
Alderman  McCallum who hr.d been
Spokane,   who   is   one of the principal  man.    from  what   1   can   learn,    Mr. set too great n distance fromthe works
owners ot the Old Ironsides in Green- I Davies is a good substantial contractor
wood, camp, has been making an inspec- and will fulfill his agreement with the
tion of the property this week. A big city, but I am not in with lotting the
strike is reported to have been made in r contract to that gentleman without giv-
the Ironsides tunnel lately, a line body > ing otheis a fair show",
of sulphurets and pyrites of copper hav- Alderman W. K C. Manly then moved
ing been struck. A spendid plant of (that a vote be taken whether Mr. Davies'
machinery is being set in operation on bid should be accepted or no!. This
this property and the company owning | motion was seconded by alderman L. A.
it contemplate making u test of the ore I Manly and being pu: by the mayor was
soon to decide whether or not it is sus-1 carried
cep ible to conccnlraiation.
r
A vote was then taken which rcsuitce
the B.iriey drill would iut work until a
steam condenser had ucen attached.
This defect has becn remedied and every
thing is now running satisfactorily. At
present two shifts are being .worked, sixteen mei- being employs*;!.
Returned to Spokane for the Winter.
Mis F. fl. McCarter aod her daughter
Zee go to Spokane Tuesday to spend 1 hi*
winter with her sons Frar.k and Rex,
«hi are finishing their education in that
city. THE   MINER.
I UK MlNKi; Is printed ou Saturdays, nnd will
bo nr rilr tl to ;.■■.;.' addn lin Canada <.r thi
United Stai ■* ti ' one : .-■..' "ir receipt of two
dollars.   Biu*j le i opies 111 <■ funis.
poNTRacT advertisements Inscrtedat tbo
rate of $2 per column inch per month.
TRANSIENT ADVERTISEMENTS in-irrlc.l nl
thf late ui* 18 cents per nonpareil line llr&t
in-.ertii.ui. Advertisements running for a
Bhorter period ilian three months areclaseod
transient.
PORRESPONDENCE (rem every part ot tbe
Viile District and communications upon live
foplc% always  acceptable,  Send in your
new., while il is fl'e.-lr, rill.I  We  will  do tlie
rest,
JOB I'ltlNTiNii turned out In flrst-clasa style
nl the shortest notice.
Address 1''. II. MCCARTER & SON,
da.iNi. Forks, H. c.
law was than stand in need of enlightenment himself.
Mi. Norris in his circular srid*.
Tlie next Court of Revision will ire held on
Monday thc 2nd day of August next. After re*
vision tire lira will be closed and such closed
list will he* the voters' list for the ensuing year.
Mr. Higgins sr.ys that the statement
contained in the last sentence is "mcor- | entitled (?) to the support of every per
who hns the interest  of the  country
heart.
The government in granting to the
Cascade City Light and Water Power
company the exclusive right to the use
of the water of the Kettle river ior a distance of iorlymiles, did a very unwise
act' Any government that gives away
the birth rights of its citizens is certainly
SATURDAY, <)CT.
1807.
C-jreon Lodge I. O. 0. I*. No. 37.
f Cl Cl 1*7 MBET8 EVERY SATURDAY
J.. \J, \J, r. evening nt k o'clock In iln-lr
hull at Carson, B (J.  A cordial Invitation ox-
o hdiil '.onll sojotirnine' brethren.
.IVIIN W. Mi J.W1KS, X. 11.
A. r*. I'ori.MoN. It. H.
Church Notice.
■pRESBYTERIAN CHDBCH-Servicoi every
JL Hiibbnth lu Ihe church at 11 n. in. and 7:80
].* in. in the school room at llrand Forks. Sab-
hath school 10:aO a. in. iu lhe selioel room.
At Carson weekly :i p. m.
OUR   POSITION.
There is a great deal that might be
said relative to thc letting of the water
works contract and the least that we can
say in this respect is that it Iooks lather
shaky. No sane person will dispute the
need of a water works system in this
city. No right minded citizen can do
anything but rejoice that such a system
is at last assured. But there are differ-
ent.ways of arriving at this end. One is
right and the other wrong; and while
the Miner rejoices with the rest of our
citizens that waterworks are to be provided, still we cannot but condemn the
manner in which the contract is being
let.
This water works question is not anew
one. It has not originated since the incumbency of the present council, but
when the first municipal election was
held in this city tins question was made
one of the campaign issues, and Mayor
Manly and the present council were
plecled upon the distinct pledge that
they would proceed at once to negotiate
the loan allowed by the incorporation
act, and expend the money in putting iu
**ate:* works and electric light system,
both if possible, aud the water works in
any event.
On the S'.h of May the present cily
government went into power. Five
months have passed, time enough to
have plans and specifications prepared,
bids called for, and an honest compete-
tion secured for thc work between a
half dozen or more companies. But the
mayor and council have dilly-dallied
along liko a school boy going to a whipping, the mayor has spent most of his
time in Rossland, and now after nearly
five months of procrastination there is
an unheard of stir of activity and the
mayor and council fall all over themselves in their haste to let the contract
to Davies tic Costello without giving
pther contractors a fair shake.
We do not say that there is anything
crooked in this transaction nor do we
desire to cast any reflection upou the
motives of any member of the council
m voting for this proposition, but we do
i>ay that it looks bad, and we kuow that
people wiil form their own opinions
on the matter, and the members of the
city council who voted for it have laid
themselves open to severe and doubtless
ur.juat criticism.
The plea has boen setup by members of the council that the city
could not afford to prepare plans
and specifications so that competetion
could be secured. We believe however
that the few hundred dollars which the
plans and specifications would have cost
Could have been more than saved in tbe
letting of a $16,000 contract in the underbidding that would naturally have
been done.
If the city could not afford to put in
water works right, it could not afford to
put them in at all.
rect" and he further says that "immediate steps should be taken to properly
instruct Mi. Norris."
What does the Provincial Act say?
The Provincial Act on the subject
says:
The register ol votes so revised (i. e. hy ihe
dint 01 lievi-.'n.nt wuh any addition and
amendments ns aforesaid (that ir< amended or
added in hy the Court 01 Revision) shall bc the
register of voters [or the electoral district lor
whieh sueli collector was appointed, until the
register shall bo again revised,"
That is until the August ol the following year.
II this does not mean that the voters'
list as revised is "closed" when it has
passed the Court of Revision," ta give
way in its tum to the next revised list,
it means nothing. And if Mr. Speaker
Higgins thinks it is not, let him try and
add a name to any collector's list after
it bas.
The closing of the list however does
not mean th.itelectors are debarred from
getting themselves on ihe next register.
In that respect the lists are never
"closed," and if another revision occurs
(as is generally arranged for when an
election is imminent) before ibe next
annual August one, ihose who get their
names on will get their votes at the election
ln other words, it is not too late   for
at
Our. republican friends on the other
I side of tbe line tell us that the producer
: instead of the consumer pays the duty.
: A three months residence in Grand
forks will most effectually cxpiode that
1 idea.
NOTICE in hereby given that in accordance
wilh Section 8th 01' the Sanitary Regulation
.,;' IS06, n resolution has been passed by the
L-rovlncinl Pourd of Health declaring lhe Sani- , ..
tnry regulations of ISSOto hi. in force in ilieeitj | $
of Grand Forks.        S.H.Duncan,M.D. ,t,
SivreUry of Provincial Hoard of Health.
There seems to be a prevailing opinion in ihis nock of thc woods against an
export duty on ore.
transaction that will  not stand
inspection  should   be frowned
Any
public
down. 	
PEACE has been declared and
thing is quiet on the Potomac.
cvery-
too late fi
those who find that their names arc not
on the last list to get their names regis_-
lstered in time lor next year's election
judging from ibe provisions that the
government has generally made in the
past for such late comers.
As to the discussion that has arisen
out of Mr. Norris's circular and Mr.
Higgins' rather ignorant criticism of it,
nothing but good, as wc have said, bas
co'ne. Criticism has only added to the
Collectors reputation for painstaking
care in the discharge of his duties, while
it has shown the electors the necessity
for immediate action if they wish to
have a vote at next year's election.
U. S. RECIPROCITY.
rss at
that
(WR.   NORRIS
AND
LIST,
THE VOTERS'
The letter of the Hon. 1). W.IIiggins.
which appeared in our issue of August
28th, animadverting upon Collector
Norris' notice to the electors of the sitting of tho court of revision, has been
widely copied in the provincial papers
and has evoked editorial utterances in
rposi of them.
The editorials, we regret to say, are
generally colored by the political views
of the writers, the question as to whether
the criticised circular was properly
criticised (in our opinion the only question arising) being pretty well out of
sight. That the discusston itself has
done much good.throughout the province
in calling the attention ol the electors
to the law as to tho registration of
voters' names is undoubted and Mr.
Norris, in his ;honest endeavors to enlighten the electors of his own district
has unintentionally enlightened many
another man, amongst them, strange to
say, being the Honorable Mr. Speaker
Higgins, who from his position in the
house might have been expected to
■fti^htfr gnli^b^en others as to what the
Sir Louis II. Davies, in his addre
Charlottctown recently, intimated
at no distant d»y, probably within the
next low months, negotiations would be
begun tn secure reciprocity, or free
trado relations, with thc United States.
In commenting upon the same the Montreal Gazette says:
The announcement will come as something of a surprise, fust, because of the
almost hostile attitude towaidi the Uni
ted States lately assumed by exponents
of Liberal views, and, secondly, because
the present seems anything but a propitious time tor getting trade favors from
Washington. The mission of Sir Richard
Cartwright and his colleagues last.spring
was followed by the passage of thir Ding-
ley tariff, tbe most severe in its effect on
Canadian trade ever adopted by the
United States. Nor was this result peculiar. Before the reciprocity arrangement of 1864,which Lord Elgin managed
by means peculiarly his own, three attempts were made to secure a trade
treaty with the United States, a.l of
which failed. Since the Elgin treaty
exoired, as a result of U S. action, in
1886, including the last mission cf the
Liberal ministers, eleven attempts to secure reciprocity treaties have been made,
all unsuccessful. Mr. George Brown,
in 1874, succeeded in negotiating a
treaty, lairly satisfactory in most of its
features, but tbe United Status senate rejected it. Since then Liberal and Conservative ministries have made suggestions looking to, or offers ol, reciprocity
—always with one result. The United
States would have none of them. It did
not matter whetner tho administration
at Washington was democratic or republican, the outcome was the same
Tbe Canadian commissioners, besides
Mr. Brown, have included such capable
men as Sir A. T. Gait, Sir W. P. How-
land, Sir John Rose, Sir Charles Topper and Sir John Thompson. If these
could not succeed, when thc state of
opinion in the United States did not appear so hostile to things Canadian and
BritisV* as it is today, it can ha dly bc expected that Sir Richard Cartwright und
Sir Louis Davies will 80 better than
they, or the other able men, who went
on tho same mission, did whentbey failed bctorc. Canadian opinion is not, so
(ar as can be judged, by any means so
anxious for reciprocity with the United
States as it seems 10 have been in the
past. It has been taught by the logic
of events that United States commercial
hostility can alfect Canadian trade only
in a very minor way. It would, it is believed, prefer that the Government
woul.1 recognize this fact, and decline to
send further missions to meet further
humiliation,
Give us free
piosperity.
tiade and you give as
A   STROKE   OF   ENTERPRISE.
The Methods Adopted By the Town of
Edmonton.
Grand Forks like most every other
town in the country will contribute its
share towards the Klondyke boom next
spring. Already one or two parties are
being organized and are at present securing data from the different cities that
ure competing for the trade of those
who contemplate casting their fortunes
with tbe mulitudes that are daily flocking
to the promised land, as to the price of
the various articles necessary for an expedition of that character. In every instance, except that of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, the desired information
has been cheerfully giveu. The manner
in which the board of trade treated the
application for information made to
them, shows plainly tbat the town of
Edmonton has nothing to offci as an
outfitting point beyoi.d the assurance
that everyone who, through ignorance,
might go via that route would be held
up and robbed before they got out of
town.
For the benefit of those who think of
going via thc Edmonton route we publish reply received:
Edmonton, Alberta,Canad 1, Sept, 17.
—Dear Sir:—V.iin ot tie 6:^ ins:., addressed to Mr. Gardner to hand, in answer, we herewith enclose you one ol our
cards, by which you well see that we are
prepared to furnish on reasonable terms
tbc information you require.
Yours truiv,
Gaihunei*. & Harbison.
Our pamphlet will luinrsb you intor-
rnation desired.
The following extract taken from the
card melioned in tbe above letter is self
explanatory and needs no comment:
Latest and molt reliable information
regarding the different land and water
routes via Edmonton, Alberta, Canada,
to the Omeniea, Casslar, Liard, Klondyke and Yukon Gild Fields. Detailed
maps, tracings and sketches of the different route i and full information as to
guides and supplies. * * •*,
Price fcie.oo. Detailed description in
book form of all routes via Edmonton,
Price Si.00.
Upon the receipt ot the above the following postal card was addressed to Mr.
Grdrdner, the advertised secretary of the
board of trade of Edmonton:
GitANu Forks, B. (1., Sept. 2.8, 1897.—
[Secretary of Board Trade.]—Dear Sir:
In reply to my letter asking for information relative to prices of supplies and
the facilities offered by your city as an
outfitting point for the Yukon, I am in
receipt of a letter from a set of grafiers
there asking for #3.00. Now we have
men in our party who have forgotten
more ahout the routes into the cou'ry
than this pair of "dubs" ever knew. You
need not reply to this as we will outfit
at Seattle, where they are more appreciative and furnish information
gratis.
Yours Resp't,
MOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the co-partis nersbjp heretofore existing between James
Hamilton ninl IS. Duford, under the lirm rinimmf
Hamilton .t Duford, in the hotel business In
(Irand Korks, was dissolved hy mutual consent
.Inly 1st, Wh, and I will not l.u responsible for
any debts Incurred by ihe said JamesHamilton.
EOUOKU DllI'oliD.
£-*
E,
Nelson, Wash.
The efforts of City Constable 0. E
Lambert in enforcing the provisions of
the trade license by-law should meet
with the approval, instead of censure,
from our citizens. All class of taxation,
as a rule, are obnoxious to almost every
one and a direct tax such as a license fee
is invariable looked upon by the average
taxpayer as being very unjust, Let that
matter be as it may, there is no getting
around lhe fact that our city legislators
have, in their wisdom, deemed it necessary to impose a license tax to help provide means for the current expenses of
the city. Individually it ha. always appeared us as being wrong to compel a
man to pay a fine for the privilege of
being enterprising and industrious, but
we bold to the opinion that every law
placed upon the statues of any city
should be enforced. Then, if they are
distasteful to a majority of the community they will soon bc yyiped out,
MINERAL ACT 1837.
CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS.
NOTICE.
American Eagle .Mineral Claim, situated in tho
Grand Forks Mining Division of Vale l>i»-
ti'l.'t..   Where   locafod;—Wellinuion camp,
Engle mountain.
TAKE NOTICE 1 hni I. Hugh B.Cayley,asogeul
1  for Jfilm T. O'Brien, five miners oorlllloate
No, 8078.1 and John Holm, dee minor's certificate No. IOSA, intend, sixty days from the dato
her. of, lo ripply lo the  Mining Rocordor (or a
Certilicate of Improvements, for the purpose of
obtaining a Crown Oraut of the above eluim.
Ami further tnke notice that action, under
section :17, rousl he oommenced bofore ihe issuance of such Certilicate of improvements.
ll. s. Cayibv,
Dated this 21st day of September, 1897.
MINERAL ACT logo,
CERTIFICATE OK IMPROVEMENTS.
NOTICE.
Mont... Carlo Mineral claim situated In tbc Grand
Forks Mining  Division of   Yalo  District.
Where located:—Wellington  oamp, Eagle
Mountnin.
TAKE NOTICE that 1, Jlugh H. Cayley. us agent
*   for John T,.0'Brien, free minor's certificate
No. SU783, and 8 M. Ivirkhnm, free miner's certificate No. Siies", intend, sixty days from the
dale hereof, 10 apply lo the Miniug Recorder for
n Cerliliente of linprovcinelitn for the purpose
of obtaining a Crown Grant 01" the above eluim.
And further take notice  ihnt action, under
Bection 07, must be commenced before the issuance of sueh Certificate of improvements.
h. s. Cayley.
Dated this eistdny of September 18'J7.
GREENWOOD   CAMP.
New Machinery for the Golden Crown and
Other Mines.
R. C. Crowell was down home the fore
part of the week from the Greenwood camp, B. C, where he is engaged
on the Old Ironsides putting the machinery in place. He says the plant will
be in working order by tho first October
when the mine will start up in dead earnest.   A  new shaft house is erected.
Mr. Crowell informs us that tho Gold-
den Crown has also ordered a largo
hoisting pi int Irom the Ingersoll it Sargent machinery company's branch a..
Rossland through Mr, Sword.
It is stated that Manager Harrison, of
the B. C. under the new bond, has or-
deied new machinery which indicates
tbat they are satisfied with the mine and
will take upjthe bond. 1 his is the much
talked of Keough property.
The Winnipeg, which has been closed
down for Home time, will start up in a
few days.—Bossbnig Journal.
Water Reco.ds.
The result of the recent sitting of the
Assistant Commissioner of Lands and
Works, Mr. Norris, to consider the applications ior water and power records
in this district, was that the application
of the Greenwood's Water Works company for records on Boundary creek,
Boundary Falls and Copper creek, were
granted, while decision was resumed in
the case of the rival applications of the
Canada Development company and. the
Canada Water Works company,
MINERAL   ACT   1896.
CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS.
NOTICE.
Rattler Mineral Claim, situated  in  lhe Grand
Forks   Mining  Division ol"    Yale  District.
Whero locator!:—In Wellington Cninp, near
the Summit of Lookout Mountain.
take NOTICE thai I, John A Coryell, as agent
' for 0. Van Ness, Free Miner's Certificate No.
7ikis, Intend, sixty days from the dale hereof,
to apply to the Mining Recorder for a certificate
of Improvements, for the purpose of obtaining
11 Crown grunt of die nhove claim. And further
tako notice tbat action, under section 87, must
be commenced before the Issuance of such certificate of Improvements. John a. Corysli*.
Dnted this 10th day ol September, 1SS7.
PROSPECTORS AND illNERS
He Biire to buy lhe hesl Steel
to insure tbe best resuls.
Canton Steel
is the best and can be had the
cheapest »t ourOM lax store
Nelson, or our Eureku Store,
Eureka, Wtibli.
Special Prices on Large Lots
This Steel Is (limrantceil lo lie
Ktiinil to Jussep's in Kock
Work.
0. B. & P. B. NELSON,
Dealers in General Mci chandise,
NKI.SOX, WASH.
MINERAL   ACT   i%ifi.
ClSttTIFIGATE Off IMPROVEMENTS.
NOTICE.
Grey Bugle Mineral cIkIid, si tun to in the Grand
Immks   Mining  Division  of   Vale   District.
When.1 Located:—Observation Uountaiiii ud-
Jaceut to Grand Forks.
TAK 12 NOTICE that I, Fred Wollaston, acting
' 'as ngent for Frances J. Walker, free miner's
eortlfloiUe No, 8H,10t; v O'Hrlen Iteddln, freo
Miner's cerliliente No. 97,700; Norman L. Jack-
boii, /reo miner's oertlflc'ito No. 8515A; Chas.
Von Ness free miner's certificate No. 7!f,S.';S; \V*
Ward ^inks, fret* miner's certificate No I03A;
Wm. Henry Geo, free miner's certificate No. si.-
715, and it. Bcott, free miner's certificate No. 5,-
iiu.\, Intend, sixty days from time hereof, t*> ap.
nly to the Mlninp1 Recorder for a Certificate of
hnpronnonts, for thu purposo of obtaining a
crown Grant fur the above eluim. And further
tako notice that action, under section 87. must
he commenced before the issuance of such Oer
tiiienleof Improvements. FltKD Woi.i.a.s'I'oN.
Dated tbis loth day of September 18U7.
The Providence Fur Company
Providence, R. I.,
Wants all kinds of
Raw Furs, Skins,Qinseng,
Seucea, Ac.   Prices quoted for next sixty (lays
nre us follows;
Silver Fox flli oo to ?15() oo
Hem*  6 00 lo 55 00
Otter  I 00 to 9 00
Mrirlln  2 00 to 9 00
Beaver (per pound)  8 oo io 9 0O
Wolf     1 00 to      8 6(1
Red Fox     1 (111 to      200
.Mink        7/i'tO      1 00
Stunk       26 to     100
Gray Fox       ;,0 to 7.r>
Kill        '.'Oto 'i>
Price List on all other furs ami skins furnished upon application, Full prices guaranteed.
careful selection, courteous treatment and immediate remittance 011 all consignments.
MRS.  PRIBILSKY,
Dealer  in
ALL   THE    LATEST    NOVELTIES
OF THE ART.
Riverside Ave.   Grand Forks.
Spokane Falls &
Northern,
Nelson & Ft. Sheppard,
Red Mountain Railways.
J. KERR,
J. I'. FI.OOIJ.
Grand Forks Meat Market,
FIRST ST. TWO DOORS FROM BRIDGE,
Kerr & Flood, Butchers,
ORAND FORKS. GREENWOOD AND MIDWAY.
JTg^All Kinds ol Meats German Snusages and Head Cheese Always on Hand.
The Only Alt-rail Route, without change
ol cars, between Spokane, Rossland and Nelson.
DAILY EXCEPT SUNDAY.
GOing North. GolngSoutll
12:12 a. 111 MARCUS  2:24p. m.
Close Connections at Nelson with steamboats
for Karrlo nnd nil Kootenay Lake Points.
I   Passengers for Keltic River and Boundary
Creek connect at Marcus with stti'te dally,
^TORONTO   HOUSED
BROWN'S CAMP. UP THE NORTH FORK.
Choice Wines Liquors and Cigars,
This hotel is located about 12 miles from Grand Forks up the North Foik.
Good Fishing anil Hunting in the vicinity. Meals served at all hours, and
the best ol sleeping accommodations. H. P. TORONTO, Proprietor.
A. HUNTLY, The Only Place in  Town
Dcder in that Handles Fruit.
TobaCCO antl  CigarS, l.-roeU Supply Received Dally.
Groceries; Salt Meats and Miners Supplies,
BRIDGE STREET (JRAND FORKS, B.C.
CSP-Trospcctors and Miners will find it to their interest to nive mo a call before purchasing
1 can .save you money.   Full Line ol Fishing Tack le just Received.
COSMOS HOTEL
■wGrand Forks, B.   C.-s/n****-
Everything New and Best Furnished
House, and is in everyway prepared to
welcome Guests and provide Good Accommodation.-
\fx0
0M0X
0K0X
X0X0
0X0X.
xix/i
0Xj*X
Headquatters for Mining Men. Best
of Wines. Liquors nnd Cigars. Special
attantlo.i paid to Transcient trade.
EZRA INBODY,
•t*\i*+i' W *».■*». t *** N-*-•■ #•«••
Proprietor.
ry Greek Mining Exriianp
SANSOM &: HOLBROOK,
^ Financial and Mining Brokers <&
OFFICE AT (IREENWOOD CITY, B. C.
Groups of claims Bought for Stock Companies,  Etc., Etc.
^THE MIDWAY HOTElJ"
MIDWAY, KETTLE RIVER.
First-Class  Accommodations,  Good Stabling, Tevmius
Stage Line From Marcus, Washington.
of
McAuley& Keightley,
Proprietors,
-=^PROSPECTORS^
Livery and Feed Stable,
Riverside Ave., Grand Forks.
Livery Teams, Saddle,
Pack and Lndies Saddle Horses a Specialty.
Harness Shop in connection.
Teaming of All Kinds Done.
Plenty of Barn Room Ior Freighters. Give us a trial
G. W. WILLIAH5, Manager.
Daily from Marcus to Grand Forks
Greenwood City, Anaconda, Boundary Falls, Midway
and All Points on Colville Indian Resevation.
Stage Leaves Marcus on the Arrival ol the Northbound Train, arriving at Grand
Forks at 8:45 p. m. Loaves tne Forks at 4:00 a. stv, arriving at Marcus in timejto.
connect with northbound Train. PasBengeis from Kooteoay Points mak.e c;an*iiw*,->
tion at Bossburg going nad com-ng. ■jirjrA>'-^.T,--J--*'^''-'-*l-J^-'LL:P'^_L-.--T
LMUiNKEfi/S RIVAL.
..H.,.11) I . I'. '   I. ...1  ■—BBI
•*.*¥*w*...
BY  ALFRED  B.  COOllffB.
"Yes, sir.    That old shuntiu' enp'flio
Jiat'a puffin' an' snortin', like a brofefli-
nded old hon**ie, could tell a tale, if it
I'lsn't bo short o' breath.   That's (lhe
engine old John Wrighl used to
five when 1 v,*a.s his stoker.  Lotmesec
I I've been drlvin' three j'ear—aye, it'll
ten year eome next September.   lie
jjris a line figure of a man, was John.  He
[rood six foot one an' a half in his stock-
|'"'s, un' v/us brood in the sliouldci-s,
».   In his greasy ironked cap, an' oily-
Iue jackets he. looked a. giant. He was a
seer 'un. 1 used lo lell him he needed
Kvife to look after him. lla! Ha! Ho
Ivaya made his tea wi' water out o'
K engine boiler, an' when I laughed at
Hi, he'd slap me on the back, an' say:
that's good for the horse is good for
Fie ridor, Harry.' He was a rare old
Ut."
'Was he nn. old man?"
"Oh, 110; he'd be forty-odd, I suppose,
|)it I was a young .niaji) of g'J, nui' he
emed old, like, lome. As I've said, he
fas a bai'liclor, an, as fax as I knew,
tcly to remain one. There wasn't
Inch of tjie ladies' man about John.
lit still water's run deep., they say, an'
John Wright had his little secret.
'About three mileouto' town, I used
It iiotiee that he whistled three times,
id always looked across a couple o'
elds, a bit farther on, as if he were
pkin' for somcthin'.  I asked kim once
twice what it, was, but he edged me
If, an' changed the subject, so 1 didn't
[ess it.  But I kept my eyes open.
"It was early winter when I lirst went
(i to stoke for John, an', of course, bein'
;oods train, it was generally gettin' on
r eight o'clock at night when we
£sed this portlc'lar spot, bound' for
iriuhtun, 50 mile away. It's 'up bank,'
11 daresay you know, from hero ta
kngbridge, eight mile up the line, an'
JJe never got any great speed on until
•5VI passed that length, especially
ihen we'd, a heavy freight.   But all I
Sould make out for some months waa
he dim outline of 0, cottage, that had
•I 'upstairs' window with a red blind.
he. cottage lay a couple o' fields away.
That made me notice the red blind was
,-hat, as ive passed, the window was al-
|*vays suddenly lighted up.
"Aye, an' so was John Wright's face
0011 as ever he saw it.  Such a smile!—
1 ho had a kind face, had old John—
an' then he'd seom lost a bit, as if he
iverc thin-kin' o* somethin'as was good
to think about.
"I couldn't mako it out, for you see I
looked on John as a. musty, crusty old
ba-ehe.lor, for -all he were surah a good
. sort. But the light nights tot the secret
out. It were no use of his keep-in' his
tongue tied then; for there, in tli' little
front garden, across them two little
fields, was a pink frock, on' asun-bon-
n»-t, na'al Iti le bland flutterin' a bit of a
liaukychief ns we passed—every night,
ns true as the clock.
"I chaffed John rtu-ely about it, first
, time I saiiv it, an' he blushed.—lie did,
lindced, sir! Though his fnlce was. grimy
ron the top, raid copper col or under ih at,
[ I'll swear he blushed.   But he looked
I pleased an'  proud, for, by that time,
we'd grown suoh thick friends, that I'm
lure he didn't, mind me knowin'.
, "Then, bit by bit, it all   eame  out.
John and her father, who used to   be
1 jxiintaman at Chubb Junction, half a
mile farther up tho line  than the ooft-
1 tngc, had be-en ltttln together.  John had
gone up for a 'cuau-p' every Sunday for
many a year.   He'd known Mary Maith-
0:13 sine* «hc was bom, an' when she
was a little lass he'd nursed her on his
■knee, an' told heir he'd wait for her.  I
dare, say he meant it in fun at the time,
but, ns she grew up, he knew he liked to
be whore She was bettor thtim anywhere
' else in the ifrortd.  That's how he put it,
'Bir.  Then Tom Mathers, her father, fell
ill, an' I learnt tif'tcmvairds, inn' I gussed
even then, that John WrigSit made his
wages keerp four instead of one. Mary's
father never worked.ogajn.  He wns on
his back for IS months, an' then hodied.
"An1 them, you may besurc, John winn
>n father to the fatherless, an' a. husband
to the wlirtott—as far as ilookin' juftor
'em went, tilt any rate—only he wanted
to be a husband to the daughter, Mary.
.Of course, I lciarnt this bit by bit, on' I
I can't 'hell) lillin' in things us* coine to
my ears year.-:, a liter, for John was never
tho man to blow his own trumpet.  Ha,
lia!   II0 was ivell content wi't he stetum-
wMstle**—especially when pniswin' Raril-
way cottage.   Poor John.!
"Well, (o cut a, long story short, Mary
'Mined   to   make   no   objection.   Why
should, she?   Slup'tl nev<T mot anybody
(■(•'he lilted bcrlter, nn'a liner fellow than
J'.fohn Wright never walked!   Ho got her
to promise to lighttlie lamp in Ihe room
wi' lhe rod blind, on deii'k iii*\h1s, as he
passed on his engine, ,vn' to give.him a
wave of her hand on light nights, for he
said ft wassomthin'tobegoin'on with,
[like; he'd a. touch o' sentiment in him,
■lied John, aye,'he hud Limit!
"One Stflimtoy night, he Bays: 'Harry,
you'd batter walk o'or wi' me to-morrow."
" 'Walk o'ei-Avi' you ,' I says; 'where?'
" 'Wihiy, to Mrs. Mathers', to be sure.
I'd like you to lonow my Mary. An' then
r, you can *tcl 1 me. what you think of my
.sweetheart.' An' ns he s'.il'nl itthaltSweet,
far-off took* came in his face, an' I knew
he loved that lass as ferw   kisses   arc
gloved.
"Well, I went; an' I wished at the
► time I'd stayed away.   Tt was love int
'first sight wi' me, i..n' I felt I should
never,ne*ve.r be the same again. God for-
gi' me! but after that Sundhy I felt at
times I hated John Wright.   When she
stood nt the stile, at the. crossing midV
• way between the oot.ta.ge an' thc signal-
. bo::—as she did every evenin' fiVitn. the
i'ery dhy T .went wi* John—on' waved
^lier hand to Mm, buiEfliful-likc, an'   he
^threw her a clumsy  kiss, T felt I could
hn' knocked, him off the engine.
"I io.ught again' it—an', you must
understand,  I (didn't feel   rr.*: w.*\ .*
tho time, for we ■were g oJ Friends
Bo'osi', would have seen a ilillere** r *.
but when he talker! of her. in V* quldt
■way—of bein' wed, an' such-like—it
wvis like knives in me.
"Then lie- pressed me to go again .in'
spend a Sunday m tliei cotitage. I put
Mm off, but he wouldn't traike'no' ior an
answer. So, wheiSier Cor fiur ofhtn'tlu'
his feeli-n'e, or because I couldn'l !;•.■;y
away, I can't say, but 1 yielded, air
went, After that I went several tliiu'y.
an' each time I got deeper :;:r' dee rcr
in love wilh John's sweetheart, aye, -.:.
what seemed worse, I couldn'l he!]
knowin' that Mary wus trouibled 1!.
same way. Bin I will say tills, 1 ncvei
fried io make Mary love mc, nn' tieto: :
word of love passed between us, bu!
somatlmcs, I thought I saw trouble ii:
lollm's eye.-', on' llr'.'ii I'd vow to Uiyscli
to go no more.
'Often enoilglh I'd be on 111' front 0'
th.' engine, or on th' tender, when wc
passed ihe stile that summer, an'do n ■
1 would, 1 couldn't help but look lu
calch her eye. An' I never missed,
though she waved her hand to old John.
'One evenin', iu the early autumn oi
that year, we were groin' at ns good 11
speed as the incline would let ur'. flili'
just gettin' t'ownrdi.; ihe rol trvr;!1. John
hadseiitmeroundfiihe' front o' tll'on-
gine with my oil-can, aii'Iiou.ldii'l help
lookin' ahead to sec if Mar;/ wus stand-
In' wuitin' at, the. stile. Ves, she *v.*;i-
there as usual, right in front of urs, f :i*
the line curved to ihe right juat at tho
stile, an' wan hidtleoi from view behind
a little wood. I could see her print clrcsi,
an' the same white, Tinen bonnet she
wore when I first saw her in ithe gurd-eai
on that spring crvenin'. Oh, how my
heart went out to her, an' Mow that old
(wicked feelin' ttowao^ls John rushed
through me, an' made my novres tingle
from head to foot
"Mary had hcr back towards us—a
very unusual thing—on' I remomhet*
wonderin' why. Then the usual three
whistles souuded, short an' sharp. She
turned instantly, an' threw up her
hands like one demented. We went
thunderin' dowo to the crossin' Where
she stood, an' I snw her eyes starin' at
aie, like coals of fire set in a face as
white as chalk.   She :Goso:mated me.
"Just then old John shut oif steam,
an' I heard him doin' a. tiling he'd npver
done afore—reversin' the engine! All
of a sudden Mary seemed to wake up,
nn' find a horrible dream true, for I
heard, above the. roar cf the train, the
grindin' of the rails, and the shriek of
the brakes, that had been jammed hard
down—I heard one piercing scream. It
was a word—my name—'Hurry!'
"Of course ail thus happened in, a
breathless second or two. Half a lifetime is sometimes squeezed into half a
minute, sir. I took my eyes from
Mary's face as we passed hcr, stnaidin'
as if turned to stono, an' I looked ahead.
Heavens! wlvat a sight! Bearin' down
on us at a great rate of speed was an
engine an' tender—a runaway! It
was comiin' down tho bank, tender first,
an' we were timed to meet at the junction. I saw it all in a flash. The. train
was jumpin' ilkc a buckin' horse, an',
with my body all of a tremble, I'd ns
much as I coudd do to get back to the
foot plate.
"There stood John Wright, of course.
I seemed to see him, and naught else.
He'd done all man: could do, am' was
standin' stock-still, with one hand on
the lever. But it wasn't his stillness
that made the tears start to my eyers.
It was the look on his face. It mado
hub nearly forget the doom to which we
were rush in'. I can't describe it. H
was the look of a man who has nothing
left to live for—whose hope had been
suddenly wiped clean, out forever.
"The instant ho saw me liis face
changed. He sprang towards mc, nn',
seizin' me by the arm with a grip of
steel, spoke in a hoarse whisper, that
oould be heard above everything:
'Jump off, my lad—you've, time:—you
can do it. Jump off!—for her sake-
she loves thee—for her soke; Harry—
for heaven's sake!'
"I said: 'Nay, John.'
"'Quick,' he says. 'Harry! narry!
Jump for your Mary's sake!'
"I swung one logoff the engine—lift
was dear—an' prepared for a spring
into ihe grass. Then a great surgln
love for thfls man come over me, 1111' 1
turned sudden-like, an' took him bj
the hand, a.n' I snys: 'John, we'll sticl-
together, wa' die together—if It's Ootl'l
will—for her sake.' An' he just gave ire
that sweet look, an' stepped in front ol
mc, as if to put. his groat frame betwixt me an' death, an' there came in
eruah as if heaven nn' earth had met,
an' I seemed to roll over tin' over, an'
then it felt ns if Ihe whole earth had
risen up an' smitten me—an' I know no
more.
"I woke from a troubled dream that
seemed to hnve. lasted a lifetime, an'
o|x>ncd my eyes, half conscious, an' not
sure but that 1 was si ill dream in'. Then'
I slipped off again, an' I remember]
thinkin' that the sweat eyes that
mine, had seemed to meet, were the:
eyes of my gunrdian angel. An' they
were, sir—for, when 1 opened my eyes
again, al! the pastenme buck* to lire with!
the tearful fnce of Mary Mathers,      \
"I put my hand out, on ihe counter-'
pane, nn' she put hers gently on top of
it. Ail', believe me, sir. that's thc only
way I ever1'popped tho question..' We'd
becn through too much together to,
need much fuss. j
" 'Where is he?' I framed my lips to
say. I don't know whether she hyurd,
but she. understood, ior she put her
hand inlo her bosoim nnd drew out ac
black-edged card, an' held it Ire fore my;
eyes, whilst liior own filled ugalol with
tears. I read: 'In lovir.g memory of
John Wright, who was killed at the
post, of duty.' "
"And you've becn happy in your married life?"
"Happy! Happy isn't, the word for
it, sir. Ours is one. of the matches
luadte in Heaven."—Tit-Bits.
Aft UWCOf-.iCiOUS THEFT.
Tlte  Wtttcll  Cl>.*u.-?e-J  P'i-*k"'(M S.eer.i-
Inzly with No Help.
"Bid you ever pick a man's pocket unintentionally?" asked a young man
about town uf a party of acquaintances
with whom he was chatting ir. a theater
lobby, says tlie, Philadelphia Kecord.
"Well, 1 did. It happened a few days
ago, and if my 'victim' hadn't Urea a
particular friend of miue it would have
been decidedly embarrassing, lo say the
least. You will probably say Unit the
accident could never have happened in
lhe way It did, but I can bring witnesses
to prove what I say. I was standing In
a saloon on. South l'cnn square talking
to nn acquaintances when I felt a tug
at the buck of the long frock coat I
'.".ore. I paid no particular attention
lo it, for the place was crowded p.n.ol
many people before had pushed inc.
in a moment, however, somebody
touched me on the shoulder and said:
'(live me my watch, Jack.' I looked
around and found the speaker to be a
great friend of mine. '1 haven't got
your watch, Jim,' I said. 'Oh, como oil','
said he, 'you pulled it out of my pocket
cs 1 passed you.' Ho was very serious
about it andi so I lx'camw serious, too.
I protested that I couldn't possibly have
faken the watch, and my first friend
bore me out. Finally Jim said he
thought his chain might have caught
upon oiiie of the buttons at the back of
my coat. I put my hand back and felt
something in thc tail ]jocket, whose
o|>eniiig wns just under the two useless
buttons which tailors tack on tlicre. I
reached in and there, was Jim's watch
sure enough. The timepiece had boen
yankedr out of Jim's pocket into mim«.
Fact, s'help me."
LIFE   IN   A   LIGHTHOUSE.
It Callu for (.'t-nni-lcHM Watching ui
Patient  (lerolMin.
Lieut. John M. Ellleott, U. S. N., contributes to St. Nicholas an article about
lighthouses, which ho calls "The Lights
That Guide, in the Night." Lieut. Llli-
cott says: One seldom'thinks, when he
Matches the. brightly cheering and safely guiding light of a lighthouse, what
ceaseless watching and patient heroism
it takes to keep thc light burning year
in and year out through all weathers.
Generally there is for each light only a
keeper with two assistants, aud often
the keeper is assisted only by hia wife,
sous or daughters. Even the most comfortably situated lighthouses are generally on lonely headlands, with no human dwellings near. Others are on outlying rocks, or islands swept by the
sea, and wholly cut off from land except in fair weather. There arc even a
few whioh, built upon sunken reefs,
seem to rise from tho very benl of the
ocean, ami against which storm-driven
neas break, with sliooks which shake
them to their foundations. Such are
thc Eddystane lighthouse, off the coast
of England at the entrance to thc English channel, and our own Minot's
Ledge light, near tlie entrance to Boston harbor. These two are the most
Isolated and exposed lighthouses in the
world. They were built at the utmost
"peril to human life. Koch was swept
away by storms after completion, and
had to be rebuilt.
SCENES OF  EXCITEMENT.
FecltnK'i ol Members Dtirinjr a 1)1*1-
Hion of the llonive of Commons.
I do not know how there can bc in
ordinary civil affairs a .sense of keener
excitement than is brought up by one
of those thrilling divisions in thc houae
of commons, writes Justin McCarthy,
M. P., in thc Now York Independent.
All personal feeling is lostand drowned
in it. One's only thought, one's only
feeling, is for even the momentary success of the cause he has tit heart. Life
seems to have been worth living if only
to be a port of that, great scene of struggle and of passion. SuHli a moment
seems really, in the words of Othello,
to "make ambition virtue." For the
ambition of tlie vast majority of thc
members has nothing personal in it.
Most of us have not the slightest cxjiec-
tintion of being invited to become members of a new government, and never
had any possibility of a place in the old
government. Therefore, ihe ambition
is, for the moment, entirely pure and
manly and wholesome. It. is an ambition for the success of the party, the
measure, the policy, the cause to whieh
one is attached. The excitement
erauseKl by a grerat division never wears
out. The emotion caused by a great
division in March does not in the least
degree discount the excitement of a
critical division in June. It Is one of
the few experiences in life whicli can
he renewed lime lifter time without
pulling on those who ure privileged to
take part in it.
An old Proverb.
John Ileywood, the playwright anil
epigrammatist,] cmee wrote a book the
object of which, as disclosed by tho
title page, is singular: "A dialogue,
containing in effect, the. number of nil
the proverbs in the English tongue,
compact iu a matter concerning two
marriages." When the, marquis of Winchester, lord high treasurer', w;r« presented with a copy of ihis hook by the
author, he inquired what it. contained,
and being answered: "All the proverbs
in English," replied: "What all? No,
no. 'Bate mo an ace. quoth Bolton' "—
a form of speech once much in.vogue.
"By my faith!'' said Ileywood, "that is
not in." It. happened that the marquis
hud casually uttered tlio only proverb
not in the book,      ,
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MIDWAY OS *!>*D OCT0BEH, 1VJ7,
AMI
AT nilAN'u KOI1KS ON  .ITU 0CT0BBB, 1/197 ,
at the hour of 10 o'clock i" the forenoon, respectively.
By command W. G McMYNN".
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August 1?. 1887 i
Provincial Board of Health:
NOTICE i- hereby glvon tlmt ut tho tent meet-
imrnf tlir Provincial Hoard of Health, held
July MU, in Victoria, a resolution* iti ne-
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tioiiH, 1806," wuh noised declaring tin* said
regulations to It in toreo in -lie following lately
Incorporated Cities <>f tins Proviuoe, viz. Koia-
Land, Grand Forks. Kaslo, Nelson, Vortion."
OKOltUK H. DUNCAN, M. V,
F-eeirtiiry, Provincial Board of Health, is. v
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A Beautiful Situated Townsite, at the Natural
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In Grand Forks now Presents one of the best opportunities for investment*
[S sure to be the Leading Railway and
Alining Center of the Kettle River
and Boundary Creek Districts, its location makes it the Natural Gateway to
one of the Largest and Most Promising
Mining Districts
In the Wodd. It has Christina Lake
on the East, the North Fork[of the Kettle River on the North, Boundary Creek
on the West, and the Colville Indian
Reservation on the South As every
character of ore necessary for smelting
purposes are found in these districts,
and the central location of the town,
makes it beyond a doubt the future
smelting and distributing point of Jhis
section.
Invest before a Railways Starts to Build this
way. Work once started on the ro;id the price
of lots will double,   The Plan for the
North Addition to  Grand  Forks*
The furniture, Bxtur-en and everything
with a business that can be made to pay
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QRAND   FORKS,   B.   C, 18 ENORMOUS
Estimate of the Districts'Daily
Ore Prpduction.
Little Bah    25  K-n.il   to
Emma   100   'ruin.'!       10
K Ii -. ll ■  10  Gladstone....    10
ALMOST     PAST     BELIEF
put th-* Ore Is T!i2rj   Alright Only
Waiting for Machinery nnd
Ueyelopment.
(Irand Ir'orks is ai ideal point for the
establishment ol a smelter in so many different respects that it is impracticable, in
fact almost impossible lo mention all or
even the niajjrity of them wilhin the
scope ofthe ordinary newspaper article.
Wilhir. a radius of twenty five miles of
this city are to bc found almost every
grade, character and variety ot ore pro*
duced. Here arc sulphide;orc;*, pyritic
prea, telluride ore?, carbonates of all
kinds, dry ores, hij*h and low grade, sili-
cousand non-silicous ore?, all the varieties of slates shales and schist?, silver,
lead, copper-gold, copper-lead, antimony, bismuth, nickel, cobalt andiron
ores and ores containing alio! tire above
in combination, and all kinds and characters of formation. In fact we have
every ore which by any possibility of a
chance might become requisite lor the
successful operation of a smelter cr mat
ting plant on a large scale.
The water supply is ore of the  most
bountiful to be obtained anywhere in
(lie province of British Columbia, bein
practically unlimited at any season of the
year.
Then there in the advantage of a down
hill pull from all points in this district,
which is an advantage not to be lightly
overlooked. Nomine owncrwith the least
particle of ordinary common sense is
going to haul his ore up hill to a smelter
when by hauling it down hill he can obtain lhe same en,i. Particularly so w.ien
the downhill pull takes the product of
}iis mine just so many miles nearer a
profitable market. Practical experience
has demonstrated time aud time again
the truth of the time worn maxim that
it is cheaper to haul fuel up hill to a
smoker than ore, but in the case o[ a
smelter at Grand Forks even the fuel
would not have to bo brought up hill as
the coat discoveries at Rock Creek are
of a very good grade and wi-h a small
amount of development could easily
furnish all the iuel necessary for the
successful operation of a smelter of any
size at this point, and a five stack plant
would be none to small, too begin with
and even one of that capacity would le-
-juire to be enlarged within a very short
time.
Last of all, but by uo means least, the
quantity of ore available for smelting in
a plant located at this point may with a
great deal of truth be said to be practically unlimited. The sum total of ore
estimated to be producabre daily in thc
,'rvent of the establishment of reduction
works at this or any other available
point within the district is so vast as to
be almost past belief, but, nevertheless
',ve feel confident that it is only a very
ponservative estimate of the amount
really possible to be turned out by the
mines of this section, and predict that
when a smelting plant is finally established practial experiencs will substantiate our opinion.
Following is a partial list of the mines
pf this section with an estimate of the
different amounts of ore which they
would be capable of producing daily
within ninty days of being properly
equipped and operated Tuis list is by
no means complete, being hastily prepared and is only intended to give a
general idea of the possibilities of the
district as a mineral producer. There
are many properties not on thc list
which could undoubtedly turn out as
much as any of those named:
Name of PropUy. Tons. Name of Propt'y. Tons
Lincoln  *!*i Now fit Maurice...  "Jo
jfiok o! Spades   'J.'i Lone Star It Wash-
La Pleur-Comslqolt. 7.1     Ington  wo
boyotto   ■". Slur uml  irnsncnl   111
QlpsoyQueon  •'.  Brimstone '.   Ml
HHr 1'inir.  H« Troadwell    10
Surprise  ul Lono llanoli siar 39
iir.1.1 Mr..]..  I'rii Bnowshoo  loo
Monarch  lio  'I'liiiiuiink.    So
liu'.'l     .**) Ili'linre (Jininl....   60
DroDonorc ,  2i,  Mnplo Leaf    lo
S'linliiie Girl  -">   Moutu  Curio     10
Engle  2-, Frenoh & ttnglish
Republic   2.1     groupo    f.o
Lnft CIiiuht  'jr.   Nono-Siith    S3
h.niiiduiv i-'lIIk .... 80  Ingersoll     fl
Cannon Ball...:  y*. LallsRoblrh group  M
Iron Mountain ,. .'.    Ill   (* I ink..!' Jm'li     .'II
St. Elmo    .'.ir I'ur,' Gold group GQ
Mountain     10   Monii   Ig
Rathmullen group.    '.'".   ttqsler  ... 25
Pathfinder  100   Oouanrjn   50
Se'ittlo  r.n   Kuppe'rQueen  2-1
Volcanic   *Jfiii   it. rr  7.-,
Winnipeg  100 SoldunDrawn.... inn
rnlumcnt    ill Ijir.iin n.l Hltoh.. .1(1
American Eagle...    'J*.  Boulevard  20
Mother Lode!  250  Jo*rio  25
Evening 8tnr    10 coin  *.*.*)
Little Winnie    m   Llllio K.,...'.   60
P'wius     60  Minnie  si
H nlngBird    'J.*.  O.K   ;»5
Mountain Monarqh,   10  Mammoth  10
Rattler    11)  Oolumbia  60
No. *f, high grade,,,,  .111 lironitlyn  10
Idaho      10   Keyaiolio  10
big Copper too Omit Hopes  r-o
sunset    m   Huspersus  10
Skylark   25 Iron King group,. 25
surprise    oo  stemwinder  100
ironsides  10O  Knob mil  100
Christina     **o  Woh-iriue  20
J'liuYheiry.....    in I.iftii.. Bcillin... . ill
Total
r.i'jr.
YANKEE ENTERPRISE.
P-*op!c at- Nelson Raise lhe Money to Fix
the Road to Curlew.
(Jur citizens aro losing no timo in tho
matter of putting in repair tho road between this place and the mouth of Curlew ereek. Sxiinc time ago the Midway
Townsite company agreed lo build a
road from their town to tho mouth of
Curlew creolt if tho neoplo of Nelson
uml vicinity would repair thu road from
there here.
'i'hi'.Midway people have now nearly
completed their part of the bargain bo
we should at once got to work on ours.
A well attended mass meeting wan
hold last Monday evening in W. M,
Clark's Btore tor tho purposo of taking
action in tho matter. The subject wub
thoroughly dljCUSBOc] and all present
seemed uminimum! in tho opinion that
tho road should bo fixed right away,
Accordingly two committees were up-
pointed; one, consisting of Messrs,
Clark, Pharr and Trutnbly, to maim a
trip over tho road, ascertain tho repairs
needed, estimate tho curat and roport ut
a meeting to be held tho next night, tho
other seo to the raising of tho n jcessary
funds. This committee was composed
of Messrs. JaskuleU, Prico und O. 11.
Ne|son. Tho meeting thon adjourned
to Tuesday evening.
When the meeting was called to order
Fuesday evening lira committee on osti*
mates roported thut 8500 would put the
load in lirst class repair. Tho report
(Deluded a detailed statement of tho
different points needing repairs and tha
amount necessary tu put each place in
order, which may bo published at boiuj
futuro timo,
The Bubseription list was then circu*
latod and the sum of $225 pledged iu a
very few moments, O. U. Nelson giving
S7u, W. Clark £50,1, E. Pharr ?30, Prico
tic Peterson 825, and tho other business
men various uums, according to tho vol-
ume of their business mid thoir interests in tho town.
The meeting then adjourned subject
to the call of the chairman, O. ii. Nelson,
Sinee Tuesday evening the finance
committee have been working assiduously uud havo succeeded in bringing the
amount subscribed up to between S'lilt)
and SJU0 and no difficulty is anticipated
in raising tho full amount nooded fur
tho wu|-k.
It is expected that lho residents 0?
Eureka will subscribe liberally toward
tho repairing of tins road as iho freight
going in thero passes over it and its improvement will benefit that camp the
most of any on thu teservc,—Reservation Record.
LACK OF TRANSPORTATION.
Capt, Adams Says That is Main Tiiixo
We Must Contend With.
Capt. Adams, of tho Midway Townsite
company passed through Nelson Wednesday afternoon un his way to Midway,
going in over tiie new road which his
company is constructing lo connect
with the road botween hero and Eureka,
The captain is quite enthused ovor
the futuro of this entire sntion of country alung tho international boundary
lino and in conversation with a representative of this paper said that tlio only
thing retarding our progress w*as lack
of transportation facilities and onco
theso woro secured li'.rr du*lri..t would
come to tho front rapidly.
When ho lirst camo through the
Boundary district sumo live yours ago,
in pompany with tho lato Mr. Palmer*
ston, he was much struck with the possibilities of what is now thu town ol
Midway and shortly afterward ho purchased the property and founded tho
town.
Regarding tho repairing of tho Curlew road, tho captain said: ''I am very
anxious to seo your pooplo put tho lower ond of tho road in good repair as it
will bo of great benefit to us as woll as
to tho reservation. Tho pullover lioundary mountain which h:i3 always been a
terror to freighters will now bo dono
away with."
Tho 'Midway company luivo spent
several thousands of dollani in pulling
in 11 road from that placo down Kottlo
river lo Curlew creek.
Capt. Adunifl expects to pass through
again in about ten days on Ihh way buck
to his homo iu Montreal. Reservation
Record.
FROM   THE   NORTH   FORK.
II. E, Beach ot the Columbia property
in Brown's camp, is negotiating for thc
sale of his Interest in this claim on a
working bond to an English syndicate.
Mr. Beach has a foity-fivo foot open
tunnel crosscutting the ledge on this
property besides shafts, all of which
show a high gold and copper value.
H. P. Toronto, who has charge of the
work on the Christina claim, arrived in
the city last Monday with some 200
pounds of ore which he is shipping to a
Denver smelter for treatment as a sample test. Mr. Toronto says there is five
feet of a ledge now exposed to view on
this-property.
Remember that Edward's Ferry is the
only wayside house on the roid where
good meals ami cleanbeds canbefound,
.fob Work at the Mineh office.
IS A GOOD CAMP.
Interesting Letter From Ballarat' Camp on
Toroda Creek.
E. E. Booth writes from Ballarat
camp, on Toroda creek, to tho Reservation Record as follows:
"Tho camp is havinga Blow but steal}
growth. Thp log slore building is now
lining "shaked" and is about ready for
occupancy. It ic 20x30 aud well put up.
Six loads ot merchandise are already
hero and moro is on th1? road. Mr. Herman Schueling, from tho Palouse country, is putting in tho stole. Uo will bo
assisted in tho management of tho business by Joseph Rustemoyor, a bright
young printer from Spokane, late of the
New West Coast Trade ollico.
"Last week ull tho men at tho camp
turned out and built a wagon road from
hero to the Meadows, a distance of six
milos, to connect with tho new state
road.
"Thero is considerable travol both
ways through this camp and a number
of prominent mining men have mado
hasty examinations of prospects here
and nt Bodio camp and thoy all stato
thoro is a larger showing in theso two
camps than auy other places in tho reservation.
"Tho Honnessy brothers and Robt.
Oliver aro expected back soon and I
understand will mako preparations to
remain ail winter ami work their properties. They havo already commenced
putting up log cabins at Bodio.
"1 believe claims will bo as much
sought after ami as saleable hero next
summer us they no.v aro at Eureka."
Bridge Completed.
Mr, Graham has built a bridge at
Edwards Ferry across Ketlle river,
which shortens the route to all points on
thc reservation and lo all central points
in ihis part of British Columbia about
lour miles. Mr. Graham deserves
credit for his enterprise in this matter,
and we hope the public may appreciate
his work hy a liberal donation, which wc
arc pleased to hoar the,   are doing.
Badly Needed,
Notwithstanding the .(act that Grand
Forks has been incorporated for some
five months, as yet the city has no lockup or jail. Immediate step.; should be
at once taken by the cily authorities to
provide suitable quarters for the safe
keeping of the offenders of our laws
who may bc arrested within the cily
limits.
New School House Opened,
Contractor McDonald has finished the
school house and, turned the same over
to the school trustees who have accepted
it, and school will be commenced there
next Monday morning. In accordance
with lhe provincial law the school hours
for thn winter will bc from q*,50 a, tp. to
3 Pi ™-
MltSiNGJKKCOKUS.
[     Wi-1 nl t<:' i!ic t'iriiii.,!*-,, (xrii'I.';-.•■■   in   v. .tr!: ■
tin 11 -ft.rs, etc.-recorded -ii tbe Mining Recorder1*! .
office, Grand Forks, B, c, for tin- week ending !
Bepternber so:h,1897:
Bepteuiber 21:—
Ulewild, Crows' Nest, and Express, Sliamrod;
mountain. K. It. Kcid.
Baltimore, Bauer creak, B. it. Bold.
Margaret) Kliiunrock muuiitnlu, S. Q ran am.
Vict-n- H„ Christina lnko, SI. Grant.
Treasure Mountain,   Christina lake., H. P.
Griffin,
Humboldt, Christina hike, Henry Boble.
Compt, Texas creel*:, Tlioinas Kellar, et nl.
rifze, phristina lako, D. C. Beach, ot al.
September 26:—
Maple Leaf, Cedar creok, Frank Ki^r.
Burling! Qreenwood camp, v. it. swan;;nn.
Equinox, Baker crook, Wm. Forrest.
Cuplcorn, linker creek, Aurus Cameron,
summit Boll, Summit oamp, John Jarrott,
Hester, Bum in It pomp, K. O. Woods, ot nl.
I.,Hi.' Mny, summit  i iimp. I\ ('. HYocl-. el ul,
|    Uitlli.urii.il, Christina lako, \V. u. Westell.
I Bcptomber27:—
Milligramme,   Volcanic   mountain,   II, A.
I Sheads.
I September 28;—
Mineral Square, Pubs creek,C. A. Hagenburg.
Hard Times, Pass creek, <■. A' Hagouburg.
Railroader, Pass creok, a. A. Hagenburg,
Comet, Pass creek, <;. M. Rondo. 1.
klondyke, Christina lake, F, Frederick, et ul.
Bcpteinber 80*—
Colqaado,Smmmit oamp, Wm. Martin.
York stuie. Summit oamp, Julm Martin.
Canuuck, Fourth of July creek, J. MpDougol.
Partmoutli, Fourth July croek, A. I'. Mills.
Rough and Beady, Fourth July creek, Ceo.
Ariictt.
Llttlo Woudor, Brown's camp,, it. S. Wasson.
ceutipicat.es or wouk.
September 23 :—
Red Mountain, II. A. Benton,
September 21:—
Green Mountain, John Hnlni.
bepternber 2!i:—
EyaUell, H, L. Jones, et al.
Eastern (_iirl,t!. A. Keir.
Crown, W. K. Covert.
New York Fraction, (i. A. Kcit.
September *-'7:~
Morning Glory, Frank Daltou.
Lady Washington, II. E.Beaob.ctal.
September 28:—
Hidden Trensuro, F. Guso, ct al.
Tolcdo.H. Hoffman.
Bcptombor 80:—
Line Monday, Ci. IL Sutherland, et al.
TRANSFERS,
September 21;—
White Uoso, \i, V. M. Lucian to J. 1!. Dcr
r.^icrs.
Esinaralda, J-jJ, G. W. Williams to Robert IL
Stewart.
tlUQcn AddaidQ, all. Goo. M. Frank to Frank
Bailey.
September 23: —
Terrible, Lj, Bruc-^ L.   Garrison toJainoaA.
Stack.
Calumet, \4> James A. Stack, ot al, to Frank
M. Greenwood.
Livingston, %, Johu Spratt, otal, to Goorgq
Knudson.
Vulan, %, George Knudson lo John Spratt.
Hamilton, %, George Knudson to John spratt
and Gaorgo Atchison,
September 39'.—
Beach, ].{, D. C. Reach to Kile LaValloy.
THE   TOWNSITE   COMPANY.
The Miner is not After thc Managers Zc?.\p
But tbe Entire Outfit.
We have heard it intimated upon the
streets this week that our comment in
the last issue regarding tbe townsite
company and its worthlessness so (ar as
any material improvement to the city is
concerned, was directed toward Chas.
Cumings, the manager of the company.
Mr. Chas. Cuminga has snid nothing to
us in regard to tho matter, and we be-
Ijeve he understands the meaning of tbe
article in question, but it is right thai
those who have misunderstood its meaning should be set right on the matter.
The townsite company consits of quite
a number of men, nearly all of whom
resicfe outside of theeity. When they
appointed a resident manager trjeygave
him thc managment in name only, keeping such restrictions upon thc manag
ment that any act comtemplated had to
first be referred to them for sanction,
They huve frowned upon any suggei*
tion of land donations for public purposes art:! have refused to countenance
the expenditure-of townsite money in
public improvements such as the building of trails and roads. We know of
several instances where thi manager
has shown so ne public spiritcdneiS and
has beea censured by the company
therefor. We believe that had Mr.
Cumings had lull power to act for the
townsite company the result to tbo town
would have beon far different and that
the to vti would have benefitted by the
difference,but we further believe that tbe
townsite company as a whole is thoroughly rotten and the sooner the towu is rid
of their grasp the better it will be for
Grand Korks.
Lat;r—The "cat" informs us th;:.t he
i s in posse-sion of some interesting facts
m connection with the management of
the townsite company, in wnich Mayor
Manly plays a prominent part. Look
put for thc "eat."
Monthly Report.
The following is a lii-t of the marks
obtained by the 4th and  5th classes of
of the Grand  Forks  public  school for
month of September:
FOUUTU  ChAgS,
Loon Mader, marks possible 7Qp; obtained 041
Matthew Bloper, " " " " f>70
Theo .'-Iillyor,    " " " " .r.l(i
Laura Hillyer,   " " '• " 467
Gilbert Carruhcr" " " " 412
Scott Itosc,        " " " " 811
Thouia Brumbaugh, " " " 3'jO
FiFTH CLASS.
Leon Huntley,   marks possibloj oblaincd  fins
Geofgo Carrahcr,      " " " ."Wil
r'utrTo* Tiiel-iu, " " " 400
NOTICE.
NOTICE « UERXBY GIVEN THAT THE
Court of JicviBlou for the purpose of hcar;
' lngali t-ompialutsagainsl theai>Hesttm( ntfor Uie
j year 18U7, ai imide by the assessor of theeity of
! Grand Korks, M. (J., will b. held nt the council
I chamber, in the qity of Grand ForkB, 011 Monday
, tne 1 ith day 01 October, a. J).. 1897, ot 2 o'clock.
1 p. in J . K. Johskon, Acting Clerk.
I   City Clerks pfllce. Grand Forks, Sept. nub, '07.
County Court Notice.
Tho sitting nf the County Court of Valowl!
be hoideii at
I8OY00SOM WBDHBADAVTIIE BO^Jt OF SRPT., 180!
it the hour of 11 in the forenoon
Itv Commmand C. A. It. Lamoi.y
lovcrnmonl OIHce, OaoyposJ u,   c.   C.
Augustas, 1897, <
JUBILEE
HOSPITAL
r-jyw'iiwfiiiT.'-. *•-
-   BATCHELBER h lWt\
ASSAYERS AMD CHEMISTS.
Gold ami Gold Ores Melted, Refined and Bought.
GRAND   FORKS,   13.   (.'.
E. B. STANLEY SMITH, M. D.
ReifildeDt PhvBieian tic .Sur**n(in,
■PORIJES M. KERBV,
Provincial Land Surveyor.
And Civil Engineer.
ornci", Midway, b, iy
ABSDClatp  Mointurr Cftiinilinii
8oclety  ol UUil Euglqeotrs,
TJ   S. CAYI.KY,
BARRISTER AT LAV/;
feouciTOi*, E'Kr.,
OfflOO, Main BtrCOt,    -   ORAND KORKS, B. B,
p WOLLASTON,
Provincial Land Surveyor.
Civil Engineer, Etc
GUANO FORKS, B. C.
LP. O. Box 1795.      Spokane
I***-****-.-*: a.-jrrrrf^ f y, f- f\ r p-.-. 11 x-jfrm:
Wash, j
-*t--t~-Kttaaa$
MINERAL ACT i3c;6.
OERTIEICATB OF IMPfiOVE-MENTQ
NOTICE.
Number Four mineral claim situate in   tlio
Grand Forks miniug Ulviaon ui Valo district.
Whero located:—'In Geutral camp.
TAKE NOTICE I John A. Coryo^las agout for
1 Henry White free miner's cortificau) No.
87551 and M. W.Palinerstou free miner's certificate No. 61A, intotid*, Bfxty days from the date
hereof,' to apply to lhe Mining Recorder for cortlflcato pf ImprovemouJs, for the purpose of obtaining a Crown grant of the aboyo
claim.
lud further tako notice that action, under
seel ion »7, must bo coiiiineii.nd before the Issuance of BUGh certificate of improvements.
John A, Corvbix.
Dated ihis ntli dav of September, isw.
A RED HOT Newspaper Published in
a RED HOT Town.
Subscription
$2.00 Per Year.
Gives the News of the
Entire District,
Best Adverting
Medium in the
Kettle River and
Boundary Districts.
F. H. HcCarter &
Son, Props. -A6 &
GRAND FORKS, B, C,
G
RAND FORKS HOTEL
Barber Shop.
Centrally Ijoqated,   Alt Work nannmteed to be
Pirst-CmsB in ovory Respect.
PETER A. I PARE,     •      ■     PROPRIETOR.
Manufacturer (.(
Spring   Beds,    Mattresses,
LOUNGES,   ETC.
DEALER IN HOUSEHOLD GOODS CF ALL KINDS.
GRAND   FOHKS,   B.   V.
£r£y*Kr.rv Filincran.1, all Kinds of I'oritilring.
COBFOBATICH Pf THK CITV Of GRJINu FORKS
BY-LAW  NO.-
A By-law to provide for the construction, regulation, and repairing of sidewalks.
Wbereas It is expedient to imild sidewalks in
tbe Oity oi (irand forks:
Uc it therefore t-naeled hy tlie Municipal
Council of the City of Grand Korks.
i in ihe construction ol tnis by-law the \.o d
"foot-path" sfiall mean a sidewalk not oxcoodi
Ins foui feet In width.
^ Everj" sidewalk or footpath IntbeCtyyof
Grand Korks shall be la'd out, constructed, altered Hi necessary], and repaired, under the
direct ion <.f the corporation 01 tho oity.
8 Kaih sueli Hidi'wiiik or footpatji hli Ibe
construct od of nuch nuitorlal, width [not ex-
ceodlfig in any case one-sixth of ihe street In
width], and gradient as tlio corporatipti of the
city Bttoll direct, fubjoct to the provisions here-
iiuifier contiiiii.il.
I Bach such wooden sidewalk or footpath
shall ho oonstruetod of ouo uniform materiel,
width aud gradient throughout tho entire length
of thi Mock abutting upon any street and, so
far as the corporation of theeity shall doom it
practicable and expeditions, througout tbo en-
lire length of each-street,
'1 Kvery wooden sidowalk shall be constructed of two-Inch planks six inches wide and uniformly sawn with bearing of 2x6 Inches, crops
bearings where required, and posts placed on
Kills not less than four Inches,   if  tlie sidewalk
does not exceed six foet ln width It shall havo
threo bearers, IHt exceeds six feet and docs not
exceed twelve foci It shall have four hearers]
all such bearers to" Ro properly braced with i\a
inch boards. All planking Bhall bo nailed with
four ineli nails, two mills to each bearing, and
all posts, sills and braces shall be properly
nailed. Tbo heads of all nails shull bo driven
In one-fourth oi an inch below the surface of
tho plank.
(1 Kvery wooden footpath shall bo constructed of tWO-inch plunks on SxU inch bearers
placed three foot centers 011 four inch posts, to
bo nailed as specified for sidewalks.
7 Where lhe corporation of tho rity shall
deem il necessary a proper railing shall bo built
upon any sidewalk or footpath.
H All material used br to be used in tho construction,alteration or repair of any sidewalk
or footpath Shall be subject, to tho approval or
rejection of the corporation of the city, or thoir
officer or agent,
!) Tbo municipal corporation of tbc city
may from time to timo by resolution order the
owner or owners of nnv land abutting upon anv
street to construct astdewak or footpath or.
alter the e^lgtlng sidewalk or footpath in front
bf tlie land so owned by hiin. her, or them respectively, in conformity with the provisions
horelnaftcrcontained, timl at the expense, costs
and charges of sueh owner or owners.
10 If any such owner or owners shall fail for
thirty days alter notice Of such 11 resolution
shall have been niven, as hereinafter provided,
to construct, or alter any sidewalk or footpath
as ordered by such resolution the corporation
of lhe city may cause such sidwall; or footpath
lo be constructed or altered iu accordance with
such resolution and aw assess and lew, in addition to all other rates whloh may be lawfully
Imposed, a special rate or special rates upon
such owner or owners and tho hind of any such
owner or owners opposite whicu sueh sidowalk
is constructed, for the purpose of sueli construction or alteration.
II Kvery notice under the Inst proceeding
section shall bein writing Bignod by the mayor
or by theeity clerk and shall bo nerved upon
tlio owner or owners, occupier or occupiers of
tho hind therein referred to, or upon tbo 'agent
of such owner or owners, or, 11'such land be
unoccupied, by posting sueli notice upon some
conspicuous part of such laud.
Iti 1 bis by-law may be cilcd for all purposes
as tbo "Bidowalks Dy-hiw, 1897." ■
rtecojisiderod and finally passed the Municipal Council this 27th day of August, A. 1). 1807.
j. iv. Johnson, chaihman.
J. A. Aikman, City Clerk.
NOTICE.
Thc above Is a true copy of a by-law passed by
ihe Municipal Corporation of tbo citv of Grand
Korks. on Aug. 27, A. l>.,m,7, and all persons aro
hereby required to take notice that any one do*
Birouaof applying to havo such by-law or any
part thereof quashed, must make hiB application for that purposo to the supreme court, with
in oue mouth next after the publication of thia
by-law in thu British Columbia. Gazette. 05, ho
wiil be too late to lie heard In thnt behalf.
Jambs A. aikman. City Olerk,
THE POSTOFFICE STORE.
WHITE & KER, Proprietor**.
special   Sale of   +„»-+»
Two dozen Straw Ilata at a Bargain,
FINE LINE FELT HATS; TEN PERCENT OFF.
Watch Repairing a Specialty    -5   &   All Work Gua rante&d
STOVES,  TIN   AND! GRANITE WARE,
Paints, Oils, Brushes, Sash & Doors,
Antkitijj You Want ir. tho Hardware Line and Can't Find it go to
W. K. C. Manly's Store, Grand Forks, B. C,
SGtmi Forks Hotels
Is the Oldest and Leading Hotel ia the city,
and Headquarters for Mining and Commercial Men. The house has just been refitted
and the rooms are unsurpassed for comfort in
the city, while in the Dining room can bo
found the best food in the market.
I Stages Stop at the House. *& *&
Joseph L. Wiseman, Proprietor:
Chicago   Meat Market,,
BROWN & SPONG, Proprietor
The Finest Fresh and Salted Meats
ALWAYS ON HAND.   TRY OUR SAUSAGE.
0 H '14
ite Moose,
OLIVER BORDEAUX,  Proprietor.
Best of Wines, Liquors and Cigars*
I'DAd*' IJrorvn, v,*(..!l known all over t.lir* Koo-enays as first-class Restaurant man
has been secured to take charge of thn Dining Room, and every effort will be,
made to make the hoys from the bill-, ftrel at Dome. E« s-.iire anc) stop and so;*,
"Had" and Die!: when in tewtr.

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