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Array THE GRAND FORKS MINER.
t£
FIRST YEAR.-NO   37.
GRAND  FORKS,   BRITISH   COLUMBIA.  SATURDAY   JANUARY 23, 1897.
'tfe
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
W. J. ARMSTRONG & CO.
ANACONDA, B. C.
ateel ranges, Btovos, Silverware, Graniteware, Crockery-ware, Qlaoswaro,
Woodenware, Tinware, Toilot seta
-HARDWARE-
Of All KindB, Cutlery, ChurnB, Sowing  machines,  Wringers, Washing machines, Window shades, Wagons and Trucks, Furnrco Work, Steam and Pipe
E? Fitting, Iron Pipe and Fittings, Etc., Etc.
Firstclass Job Shop in Connection.
.   W.H. FISHER
Has opened a new
BUTCHER SHOP
And Solioltaa Fai r Shfere of the Public Patronage,
A Full Line of Groceries in Connection.
Carson Lodge I. O. O. F. No. 37.
T ft 0 P MBETS EVRRV -UTTJRDAY
X, \Jt Ui X 1 ovening ats o'clock in their
bail at Carson, B C. A cordial Invitation extended to all sojourning brethren.
P. B. NELSON, K. fi.
D. 1). McLAUJlK, N. G.
Church Notice.
PHKSBTTK1UAJ. CHURCH-SoMlees every
Babbatti in the church ut 11 a. m. und 7-30
p' m. in the school room at Grand Forks. Sab-
r.ath sohool 10:31) a. in. in the school room.
At Carson weekly 2 p. m.
Rav. Titos. Paton, Pastor.
It. A. 6H1ADS. J, Al, IMS.
SHEADS& ADAHS,
-ASSAY ERS-
GRAND FORKS, B. C.
CAMPLES GIVEN PHUM PT AND CAREFUL Al TEN! 1DN
J.
K. JOHNSON,
Law and Collecting Agency.
CONVEYANCER, MINERAL CLAIMS BOUGHT
ANU SOLD,   NOTARY PUBLIC.
GRAND   FORKS,    -     BRITISH   COLOMBIA.
VICTORIA HOTEL.
Grand Forks, B. C.
The Mammoth Hotel of the Kettle River District.
MRS. A. V. DAVIS, Proprietress.
SIGHT OLEEK ALWAYS ON HAND,   EATES $1.60 AND $2.00   VBh DAY
Now is the Time
To Invest.
Chas.de BlolsUreen OB PL 6,   F.Wollastou P L 8
QREEN & WOLLASTON,
Provincial Land Surveyors
Civil Engineers, Etc.
QRAND FORKS, B. C.
office in VanNsss' Addition with J. tl. Feather
ston, assayer.
ONLY WHITING
Thousands Waiting in Spokane For the Eush to
the Mines and More
Coming Daily.
RAILWAY MATTERS
Much Interest Felt in tlie Various Combinations of the Different Hallways Which are Holding
in This Direction.
a l. Mcdonald,
Contractor and Builder,
GRAND   FORKS,    B.   C.
Plans and specifications drawn, estimates furnished on all kinds of building. Work strictly
rlrst-ctasB.
' ,\J E. STAOHE,
Bath  Rooms,
AND TONSORIAL PARLORS.
P.IVERSIDE,       -       -       -        ORAND FORKS.
T   H. FEATHERSTON, B. A. S. c.
ASSAYEK.
And Mining Engineer.   Member ol Quebec Min
ingBoofirty.   Mineral Claims Examined
and Reported on.
RRIDQE STREFT, GRAND FORKS.
p RAND FORKS HOTEL
'J
Barber Shop.
O'UtraUy Looated.   All Work Guumntecd to be
firet-ClasB in every R«Bpect.
PETER A. I PARE,      •      -     PROPRIETOR.
One Hundred Dollars Invested NOW
Will Buy as Much as a Thousand Next Spring.
INTENDING     INVESTORS
p IOHARD TUERIEN,
BLACKSMITH,
CBAKQ FORKS, B. C.
noes all kinds of   kinds of  repairing and
horse shoeing.   All work gauranteBil.
[J   H. HUFF,
BLACKSMITH.
GREENWOOD CITY, B. O.
Does all kinds of repairing and horsoehoelng.
Work strictly flritolass.
We have now on sale the following good properties:—
GROUP OF        I
TWO CLAIMS.   J
GROUP OF        )
TWO CLAIMS.   \
OVER TWENTY
GOOD PROPERIES
One-half mile from Grand Forka and adjoining the oelebrated
BONETA mine.   Will bo sold as a group or singly.
One mile and a  half from Grand Forks, quartz ledge, good
Assays and an immense surface showing of ore.
For sale cheap in the vicinity of the Great  Volcanic
Mountain and Seattle mining properties,
The Above
Properties
iWe can honestly recommend as good investments.     We oan ge
you good claims in any particular section at bed-rook prices,
LIST YOUR GLHIfilS WITH U8
"».•<•%-
T   P. MoLEOD.
Barrister, Solicitor, Etc.
ANACONDA, B. C.
BRIDGE  STREET  RESTAURANT
BAKERY AND
- Lunch Counter -
MEALS AT ALL HOURS.
Hot Cakes and Coffee 10c
WHJQHT A LUTHER.
C. SUTTON.
A.
Barrister at Law,
Notary Public, Etc.
URAND FORKS, B.C.
ORBES M. KERBY,
We Offer to Prospectors and Mine-
owners Special Facilities for Quick
.Returns as We are in Constant Communication With Capitalists in all
Parts of the Country,
Br
-Correspondence Solicited.
^      McCarter, Johnson & McCarter,
F,cLi1cCA5TE& *■ a«nd Pork., B. C.
Spokane, Washington.
Provincial Land Surveyor.
Ami Civil Engineer.
limn, Midway
Associate  Member Canadian
8oclety   of OMl  (Engineers,
DAILY STAGE
From Grand Forks to Greenwood
return.
and
Stage Leaves Grand Porks 6 a. m-
0n  Saturdays, Tneidayi*  and
Thursdays, and on Monday
Wednesday and Friday
At 7 0'olook a. a-
Maine Carson, Greenwood, Anaconna,
Boundary Falls and Midway.
EMMERT & SPONG,,
Proprietor!
Spokane, Wash,, Jan. 18.--[Spocial
Correspondence.]—-The effect of the
holidays has passed away and all linen
■ J business have settled back into thoir
iveryday tut. Every person you meet
ii interested in minus and mining and if
talk goes for anything the rushfor the
mining districts of the reservation aud
British Columbia tlio coming season
rill exceed that of any previous year.
Thore have been something over 100
•nir.ing companies incorporated in thin
:ity during the past two years, all of
which have placed treasury stock on
the market for the explicit purpose ot
leveloping the properties owned by
them, aud if ono out of every ton fulfil
heir promises it will moan the oxpond-
ug of large sums of money in develop*
uent work tho coming season.
Tho following Btory illustrates tho ox-
:ent to which the mining fever has taken
mid of our citizens:
Among tho numerous mining brokers
i-j a gentleman who manages a large
grocery establishment. Tho other day
i telephone order was received from ono
■f his lady customors who lives in
Browne's addition. It went something
ine this:
'•Hello!"
. "Is this grocery?"
"Please send me two pounds of good
■utter, 500 shares of JoBie stock, a bot-
le of bluing, two loaves of broad, 1,000
haroa of Helena efcoek, a box of
uatches and 2500 shares of Deer Park,
dso a list of tho latest mining quotations.   Goodbye!"
Last year the larger portion of the
■apital went into the Kootenay and
Slocan districts; but thia yoar it is gong to be different. Information con-
truing tho Kettle river and Boundary
•rook districts is eagorly sought after
ind any person who can gi ve it always
lads plenty of listeners among men of
apital who arc looking for a place to
invest their money and as Boon as it is
assured that transportation facilities
will be afforded those districts the rush
will far exceed that to Rosslaad and
Trail the past two years.
Speaking of railroads it Beetue to be
ihe general opinion among mining men,
in a position to know, that within the
next twelve months the whistle of the
iron horse will bo hoard at loast in
iraud Forks. From those who aro
eiosely identified with Mr. Heinze the
information ie given out that a deal hes
''een effected between that gentleman
and the Canadian Pacific railway people, but just what tho deal ii thoy re-
■'use to state for the present, except that
»Tr. Heinze   will  bo  provided with all
Hie financial aid necessary to push the
building of his road as fast as the work
can bo done. In conversation with a
gentleman who is thoroughly conversant with tho affairs of the Oanadiau
Pacific wo were informed that that
company was placing itself in a position
to get its iharo of the Kootenay business by tho establishment of a through
line to Trail and Rosbland by way of
S.ocan lake and a now road to be buil t
from the foot of .Slocan lake to Slocan
Crossing on tho Columbia & Kootenay
road. With this connection completed
to Trail und RoHsland aud the completion of the Columbia ii Western from
Robson into tho Kettle River aud Boundary districts the Canadiau Pacific aud
the merchants of Vancouver und Victoria will havo piactically control of the
entire business of British Columbia, a
thiug they havo been wording after for
somo time. Further than this he Btatod
that representatives of large amounts
of Canadian capital woro urging upon
tlio government ;.ho necessity of assisting in tho accomplishment of this end
and a number of tho most influential
memberB of the present assembly had
pledged themaelvos to tho Bupportof
tho measures that may come before the
next legislature granting the neeeisary
aid to build the road.
Of course thore are those who argue
that the first road into tho Kettle River
district will be the Spokane & Northern
work on which will be eommeuced it is
said as soon as tho brdlge across tho
Columbia at Northport is completed.
The road is to be built up Sheep creek
and via Christina lake and Kettle River
valley to tho Forks from which point
spars are to be built to the different
mining camps adjoining that town, including those on the reservation. The
latest but not tho least is a proposed
electrio road road from Spokane to
Grand Forks. A syudicatoof American
si.d Canadian capitalists, a number of
whom are eloBe'y identified with the
government, are said to bo back of the
heme and au application will be made
i£&rc3
B.   DEWDNEY.
CANADA.
PROVINCE of HR1TIH1J COLUMBIA.
VICTORIA, by the Grace of God, of the United
Kingdom ol  Great Britain and Ireland,
o.uben, Defender of the Faith, Ac, Ac, Ac.
I'o Our faithful the members elected Lo serve in
the Legislative Assembly of our Province
of British Columbia at <Jur city of Vie-
toria—Uur.t'TiNo.;
A iPl.OCI.AMA'ilON.
I).  M.  kbbrts.     j whereas WE are do*
Attorney -General. J VV   sirous and resolved,
us soon us may be, to moot 'hir people of our
Province nf British Columbia, and to have their
advice in our Legislature:
NOW KNOW YR, Hint for divers uuuees anil
considerations, and takingHnto consideration
theeatioand convenience ol Our loving subjects,
We have thought lit, hy and with lhe advice nf
OurExeoutlveCouueil >i the Province uf British
Columbia, to  hereby convoke, and by these
presents enjoin you, and each of you, that on
Monday, the Eighth day of the month of Feb-
ruiisy, ono thousand eight hundred ami ninety-
seven you meet ("s   in Our said  Legislature or
Parliament uf our said Province, at Our City
of  Victoria,   FOR THE DISPATCH OP   BUSINESS, to treat, do. act, and   conclude   upon
those    things   which  ln   Our Legislature of
the Province of British Columbia, by the Cum-
mon Council of our said Province may, by the
tavour uf Cod, he ordained.
Ik  Testimony Wi-nimur, We have  caused
these One Letters to be made Patent, and
the Great seal of the said province to tie
hereunto affixed:  Witmess, the Honourable Bdoab dhwdnky, Lieutenant-Governor  of   Our  said    Province  of  British
Oolumbia. in Our city of Victoria, in Our
Bald  Province, this twenty-ninth day of
December, iu the year of Our Uird one
thousand eight hundred and ninety-six,
and in tho sixtieth year of Our Hot-tn.
By Oommand.
JAMES BAKER,
,. Provincial Seoretary.2
to the coming provincial assembly for a
franchise for the Bame. A bill is also to
lo introduced in congress at once
granting the company a right of way
through the Colville reservation, At
any rate it is Bate to predict that out ot
the humorous railroads that cont em
plate building into that counti) work
will be cotnmencod on at least one bo-
fore another year rolls by.
Conservative men Bay thore are no
loss than threo thousand now anxiously
waiting in this city to make a rush into
the different mining carapa of the reservation aud British Columbia as soon
as the snow is out of tho mountains,
and to this number is being added a
large contingent daily from all sections
of the country,
Grand  Forks has   been  represented
In Spokane the past week by Chas. Van
Nobs, Hugh McGuiar and Mr. Evans,
all of whom have dono  good work in ,
p'acing the richness of tho Nirth   Fork |
district before tho mining public.
Tho Mohawk, a claim owned by Peter
Steep, ot al, iu tho vicinity of tho Volcanic has beon capitalized by a Montreal
and Toronto syndicate aud sufficient
money will be placed iu the treasury to
sink a 100 foot shaft and a 50 foot cross
ut, work on which will bo commenced
as soon as the details of incorporation
havo beon completed.
tn Mr. Smith the Boundary creek
district has a valuable worker who never
tires ot talking of tho rich posBiblitios
of that particular ssction snu tho entire
district in geueral, the good effects of
which will be greatly feit the coming
season.
MINES AND MINING.
What    Has   Been  Doing  in  Mining
Circles the Past Week-R-Bell
Strikes Ore -Some Meyer's
Creek   Claims.
Ueorg.i Schramer, who owns several
properties on Myers crook, wbb in town
on Sunday last and in conversation
with a Minor reporter said:
''Tho public havo no idea of the
ii .dual amount of work that is being
dime   on    the   various  claiuiB iu the
Myers cresk section Una winter. There
are over /.twenty properties that aro
now being developed iu this particular
section, among thorn is the
GOLD    KING
Of which 1 am a part owner. Tin?
property is a white quartz formation
and shows a perfectly well defined lodge
to be at least tifeet wide and extend
ing clear across the claim. We have
s urteda shaft on this lelgo and aro
n .w pushing tho work with all possible
speed. Assays have .been made from
surface croppings of this claim that
gave us encouragement and a feeling of
■ 'ulidence in the Gold King.
THE  ALICE
Is also a most promising claim, it
ieajust one mile south of the Hay.'os
inountaiu. The formation here is identical with thai of the Gold King, work is
ilso being done on thia property in a
-haft that was commenced on the ledge
which is at least 8 feet wide where the
workings are, free gold haa often been
:'iuud ou this  claim.
THE   JAOKAMOOR
Is owned by C. W. Clark and others
vho have sunk a shaft to a depth of 23
feet on the big iron cap ledge that runs
through this property, tho formation
here being different than tho other pro.
parties above mentioned. Mr, Clark
'ias a 100 ton portable Bmolter on this
•laim with which ho treats the ore and
it works to perfection, assays havo been
made from tho ore taken from tho shaft
on this property that run as high as
HOO ull values.
THE YELLOW JACK, CROWN  POINT & LEUOV
Are owned by a Spokane company
vho are now working their claimt
vhich ate all quartz propositions, several
very high assays huve boon mado from
iioao properties, the last one runniuga->
high as 801, lfiiu gold.
R»BeII   Strikes Ore.
John Koough, tho original locator uf
the RPoll property in summit camp
was in town ou Tuesday last and showed us somo very rich copper ore that
was takou out of the SO foot shaft on
this property. Mr. Keough said the
vein was strck on Tuesday morning
about 9 o'clock and owing to a rush of
water into tho Bhaft, work is temporarily discontinued. It appears tho vein
is several feet wide and thore is no
juoation   but that it ie pay oro.
The R. Boll is ODe of tho bast known
iniuosin the Kettle River district, being
me of tho richest and tho public will not
io surprised to learn of the new striko
is it was fully expected. Mr. Koough
me sent for pumps and machinery ;te
ilear the shaft of its ovorllow of water
ind will likely have everything in work-
ng order very shortly.
M'AFEli.PRICE.
Two Popular Voung People United in
Marriage.
On Wednesday afternoon at tho Presbyterian Church, Grand Pruirie, tho
Rev, Thi.mas Putton united in matri
mony Mr. John McAfee of Carson to
Mies Price   of Xeleon, U. S.
The groom was supported by John
Corkhill, who acted as best man. Mies.
•Josephine Porden acted as bride's-maid.
Aftor the cermony the happy couple
paid a visit to Grand Forki whore a
iiuo wedding cupper was partaken of.
Mr. McAfeo is iu the employ of the
McLaren Bros., at Carson, where ho
'.ind his young bride will remain in tho
future,
The MiNEHoxtends tho hand of congratulation to tho young couplo and
wishes thorn, every [happiness and pros
pority,
FORCfci'   TO  BUILD.
Owing to tho ovorliow of business
Mr, Fred Knight, oue of our most successful business men, has been comi ell
ed to seriously consider the advisibility
of adding to his restaurant and will
consequently build an addition of
50 feet to tho front of his present establishment at an early date.
Mining   Note*.
Pass Creek properties   are   quito in
demand    at   present,    Beveral   having
hanged owners during  the past  week.
The Red Rose, iu Brown's camp is
looking well, Bomo rich copper ore
was recently taken from the 12 foot
shsft on this property. It is ownod by
Collins and Reynolds.
It has beer, repotted about town that
the Croat Eastern claim, up the North
Fork was at present the object of
litigation, This is untrue as this pro
porty ie iu no way before our courts aud
as far as wo can lenru is nut likely to be,
A new coutruct haa beeu let for sinking auothrr LO feet in tho shaft already
started ou the Bonanza claim iu French
camp and which is ownod by tho English & French Gold Mining Company.
Tho Bbovs contract was let to H. P.
Toronto who has dono considerable
work already on this property.
R A. Brown is at present doing assessment work on tho Wolverine, which in
some little dietanco from the Volcanic
mountain, on the west side of the North
Fork. Tho Wolverine ie one of the
largest properties out side of the Vol
canic, in tho North Fork district aud its
hugo iron cap ledge is producing fine
ore.
The Coin property that is situated
some three miles north ut Grand Forks
and right on the Wagon road is likely
to prove a rich proposition, if one can
judge from its surface assays, the latest .
ono running as high as $150 in gold
and 10 ozb. silver. This claim is owned -
by H. A. Shoads and G, A. Elliot, of
this town. ASKED HEAVY DAMAGES 0UIDASSTRU^^ITH P0VERTY
CURIOUS SORT OF RACE BETWEEN
DEATH  AM)  A  VERDICT.
Unspidii   Nnrnea   Watched   Thronarli
the  Mm.i   to Record   the  Last
Breath of a Patient.
The circumstances under which Captain
A. Y. Trask, the San Francisco shipowner's case, was concluded In Jud^-j Suar's
court last week, It Is safe to say, will not
be duplicated soon, nor have they often
been  equaled  in  tliu  past   in  any  court,
It was a curious sort uf race between
a Jury's verdict on one hand and death ou
the other, with the rase against the dying captain as the stakes In the strange
contest.
Captain Trask lay dying at tho Good
Samaritan hospital from a paralytic
stroke before he had an opportunity .<•
give a word of testimony in a suit for
J12„W0, in which ho was defendant. After
ho was stricken, the counsel—Judge Williams and C. B. S. Woods for the plaintiff,
and Attorney W. W. Cotton for the defendant—stipulated tho admission of certain statements the captain would have
made had he been present, and in this
way the case proceeded.
As It was realized almost Immediately
after the defendant's Illness that it would
prove fatal, then the attorneys began a
peculiar contest. On the one side there
were subterfuges and technical hitches
and skillful Inventions of delaying the
proceedings In the trial—waiting for
death.
On tho other side was the equally as
skillful efforts to press the trial, and hurry It to a ciosa, and get the jury on the
verdict beforo the defendant's death. And
the defendant lay unconscious all this
time waiting for—not the verdict—but
death!    Both were against him.
The captain was stricken on Monday
and died on Wednesday morning of last
week. The verdict In his case was agreed
upon at 2 o'clock in the morning and the
captain died at 11—nine hours afterward.
Had death como before the jury in
Judge Sears' court had agreed on th>
verdict, the case would have had to be
retired against his estate, inasmuch as
the proceedings would have been Improper. As It was, the defendant was still
alive when the verdict was agreed upon
and reported, and therefore stands. It
was for the full amount claimed by the
plaintiff, J. R. Kelly, and, as is well
known, was brought about by the defendant repudiating his agreement to purchase the ship James Nesmith.
On Tuesday, when the case was closed,
the captain was very low, and was expected to expire at almost any hour. At
the hospital the nurses kept a watch,
according to Instructions, through the
night, ready to mark the minute when thi
captain died. At the courthouse Bailiff
Hill kept tab on the jury until they
agreed.
BECAUSE     HE      WOULDN'T     SING.
Why a  Favorite Maritime AVuh Tuk
en  to  Jail  In  South  America.
Ono of (he most extraordinary scenes
ever witnessed In a place of amusement
was enacied at Caracas, Venezuela, one
night last mouth at the opera house.
An actor was put In jail because he refused to respond to the enthusiastic "bra
vos" which followed a particularly fetch
ing solo sung by him In a particularly pop
ular production.
"Hernani" was the opera, and that
member of the cast who most appealed tu
ihe brilliant assemblage which alwayi
bows to ihe sway of music there was Sig
nor Pacini. Ho was the baritone star and
last night he received such .in ovation as
oven a De Reszke might havo been proud
or.
He sang and tho nudloao applauded—
applauded with hands, fe?t and all Its lung
power.
Pacini was Mred, or something was the
matter with him, and he Jocllneu vigorously to sing again. This, of course, was
agreeable to the management, but tlie
storm of do-sire still sounde.l from the
body of the theater. It kept up and increased, and the whole building rang with
a vociferously expressed South American
inclination to hear another baritone solo.
Still Pacini declined and still the management insisted, and a comp-omlss was
effected.
"Very well," sa.id Pacini to tho management, "if you, as well as the audience, insist upon my going on the stage ;v-j,Un as
an oneore, why I will go. RaAso the curtain."
The curtain wont up. and before the audience, suddenly stilted by force of antic!
pation, appeared Its Idol, Pacini. Bat he
did not sing. He stood silent a nnmoni In
the middle of the stage. Then, walking
rapidly to the footlights, he said, brusquely*
"i have sung. What more do you want?"
Then he disappeared in tho wings and
the people yelled. Thoy screamed and
shrieked and sore-amed again, and all tlie
fervid admiration for Pacini that they had
expressed before wis turned Into a vooul-
ly expressed desire Lo hive his blood.
The uproar became so terrillc at last
that Lhe police Interfered. They told Pacini that unless he appeased tha audience
by singing again they wouid arrest him.
Pacini, In choicest ha'o-'^spanol, refused,
and they, exasperated beyond all patience,
seized him and carried htm off to jail.
The audience, meanwhile, kept up iis
protest, and when it fully realized that
Pacini was not going to sing again, it went
in a body to t'hc box office and demanded
Its money back.
The management protested, but finally
paid out again the money it had received
during the evening. It paid It all back—
every cent—for every man, woman and
child in the theater incontinently departed.
Just what punishment will be metod out
to the recalcitrant baritone Is a question.
Whatever it is, the usefulness of his company in Caracas has reached its end, and
the matter of steamship faros to other
parts 'has already superseded all speculation as to his probable fate.
Meanwhile the opera house managers
have suspended.
Thronnrhout the Inland  Empire.
Lewiston Tribune: The Spokesman-
Review's New Years edition was a commendable exponent of the industries and
resources of the city and the district
which It represents. This great daily is
giving good news service to the Interior j
northwest.
'let ure    of    the    I'iliihmih    Novel int't-t
Life  at   Florence.
Nearly every Chicagoan who has traveled ln Europe has visited the city of
Florence and counted his time lost if he
failed to see the delightful villa where
formerly dwelt Mdlle. de la Rame, the
novelist known to the world of readers
as Oulda, says the Chicago Record.
To such people especially tliu report
tha* Ouida Is now reduced almost to poverty proves interesting and among others impressed by the story Is Fernando
Jones, who was some years ago the distinguished and eccentric writer's neign-
lior.
"When she lived in Florence," said Mr.
Junes, "the authoress was at her best or
worst, as some critics declare, ln those
days when it was rumored that she had a
new book in press the fair dames Of
Florence trembled in their boudoirs, each
fearing her time had come, for Ouida's
mailcluusness seemed to increase with thi
passing years, and her polished and pois
oned darts were always aimed at shining
social marks. 'Society,' her apparently
natural enemy, credited a peculiar motiv-
lo Ouida for keeping Up constant warfan
with ils devotees and declared that when
she came to sunny Italy, though no long
er young, she was still heart whole and
fancy free. No tender thoughts had ever
knotted themselves in the woof of her unsentimental life. She was happy; sh
studied, read, wrote, petted her 40 faithful
dogs and her sleek steeds, communed
with herself and regarded man simply
good material for a clever woman to
weave into romances for silly women -.o
read. Rut one can play with fire a certain
length of time, and then one is sure to b
scorched, and Ouida's time came.
Her Surrender.
"She who had traveled the world over,
had hobnobbed with the intelligence and
fascinations of every clime, unscathed,
was destined to surrender her stony heart
at last; and, terrible and illogical to re-
late, to an effeminate, languid and lux
urious son of Italy. At that happy epoch
in her life the authoress never failed to
chant the praises of Italy. Whether or
not this affection was returned Is still an
unsolved problem. Her hero, who was a
young marquis, said no. But Ouida stout
ly maintained that his devotion was deep
and unchangeable, but that alas! her lov
er was so Inextricably enmeshed in the
toils of a married woman, that he dare
not approach the adored oi his soul. Ouida
proceeded at once to drown her sorrows
in (lowing bowls of Ink and through the
medium of a facile pen poured her woes
into the willing ears of the public, contrary to the usual methods of her heroines, who had Invariably permitted concealment to gnaw their damask cheeks,
All her heroes at once fell desperately !n
love with clever young girls, but were in
variably fettered by artful married women
whom they detested, but to whom they
made love from fear or force of habit
while the neglected adored ones were
slowly dying.
An   nn    \rllst.
"Oulda was not contented in those dayi
in being considered a clever writer only
She aspired to fame as an artist and her
villa was adorned with creations of her
brush. Ouida was rarely courteous and
when she received on Mondays was never
more than frigidly polite. She had a
novel way of changing climate without
disturbing her domestic arrangements to
any extent. When the comparatively
cold days of a Florentine winter cam
mademoiselle removed her household
goods to apartments on the sunny south
side of her villa and to avoid summer's
heat they were removed to tho cooler
north side.
"We had an opportunity of testing her
kindness of heart where pet animals are
concerned. Our landlord and his wife
tiled, leaving a young family in the lower
apartments of the house we occupied
The children had a fine dog, which was
kept In the rear garden and, whether
from neglect of grief at the loss of master
.md mistress maintained unceasing lamentation. My wife, who knew of Mdlle. de
la Ramo's love for dogs, asked the children's guardian whether he was willing to
sell the howling animal. He consented to
part with the dog and Mrs. Jones informed Oulda hy note of the circumstance.
The great writer came the following day
in answer to the communication and paid
an almost fabulous price to the orphans
for their dog, which, till Its death, alon,
with two score other dogs, was carefully
fed, housed and exercised."
THE CABINET OF PRESIDENT TYLER
Many   Heads   of   HnreniiN  ln   IIIn   Ad
ministration.
John Tyler changed his cabinet officers more
frequently than nny president hefore or after
hhn. Tlds was duo In rnrt to tlie fnct that he
succeeded to the heads of departments of his
chief, who died in office, and quarreled with
them, and thnt he boe.ime arrayed afterward
npuinst the wlilg party, which elected him.
lie hud three secretaries of Ktate, throe secretaries of treasury, four secretaries of war,
three attorney generals, five secretaries of the
navy  and two postmaster generals.
Ills official family included five such national figures as Daniel Webster, John C. Calhoun,
Thomas Swing, Jnhn Bell and John J. Crittenden. Tyler tried some of his men ln several
positions, a practice in which Mr. Cleveland
has Imitated him. Abel P. Upshur was both
secretary nf state and of the navy, and John
C. Spencer was both secretary of the treasury
and of the war department,
Andrew Jackson nearly equaled Tyler's record In his second term. He had three Becre-
tarles or state, two of war, two of the navy
nnd four of the treasury, two postmaster generals and two attorney generals. George Wash-
Ington got along in his first administration
with  but one change  in his cabinet.
ARE   WAKED   BY   THE   TELEPHONE.
Substitute* for  Alarm CIockH  Introduced nt Johnstown.
The Johnstown Telephone Company has all-
night service at. Its central office nnd. according to the Johnstown Tribune, has established
fn connection therewith a unique method of
helping out those of its subscribers who do not
care to trust themselves to get up at a certain
desired hour without some outside assistance.
H Is a call system, something on the style of
that in vogue ut the hotels. The subscriber
who wishes to wake up at a certain hour calls
up central and tells the operator, who "makes
a note nn *t." When the set hour arrives, the
operator rings up the subscriber who made
the request. If lie turns over ami fondly 1m-
nglnes It's only an nlarm clock he is badly
fooled, as the telephone bell will keep Jingling
until an answer )h turned in to central, giving assurance  that  the sleeper is awake,
In the same manner If a physician Is called
for and cannot be reached, if requested he will
be notified of the cull as soon as he can be
reached,   and   told  whence  It  came.
"Chnrfce  of  the   111* Six."
Portland Tribune: In settling up the Insurance case of the Spokane Mercantile
Company, which was burned out in 1893,
when the stock was valued at $75,000 and
"nsurance was allowed at $51,000, six attorneys got JRfifil fees out of It. One
ilrm put ln a claim for $15,000, but was cut
down to JfiOOO. The charge of the light
brigade is not compared wltih the charge
of  tho  Spokane  big  six.
It   \V«h   a   Hummer.
Garfield Enterprise: The New Year's
edition of The Spokesman-Review was a
hummer.
THE CARE OF FIREARMS
KEEPING TUB FAVORITE WEAPON
FUB   1'ltO.U   SPOTS.
Game  Uird   Give,   tin*   Iili'U  That   lit*
i-. Making Greater Speed Than
lit* Really Im.
Aside from the pride and satisfaction
wliich every sportsman should take In
keeping his favorite weapon bright and
free from spots, Inside and out, it pays to
keep a gun ciean, says Jl. 11. Benson in
Harper's Round Table, *r.-.. residue left
in the barrel arter llrlng contains acids,
which will soon cat "pits" or spots in the
metal, and when once started, it Is almost
Impossible to prevent them increasing In
size and number. When badly pitted, the
recoil Is increased by the roughness in
the barrel. A gun can be cleaned by the
following directions. The cleaning rod
should have at least three tools—a wool
swab, a wire scratch brush, and a wiper
to run rags through. Have plenty o'. water at hand—warm If you have it, if not
cold will do nicely. Put the swab on the
rod, and some water in a tin basin or
wooden pall, By placing one end of tho
barrel ln the water, you can pump It up
and down the barrel with the swab. When
It Is discolored take fresh water, squeeze
out the swab in It and repeat the opera-
lion, until the water comes from the barrel as clear as It went in. If the gun has
stood overnight, or longer, since using,
it is best to put on the scratch brush after the lirst swabbing, and a few passes
with this will remove any hardened powder or leading. The next step is to 1111 tho
wiper with woolen or cotton rags, and
dry the barrel thoroughly. When one set
becomes wet take another, until they
come from the barrel perfectly dry. Then
stand the barrel on end on a heated stove,
changing It from end to end, taking care
that it does not become overheated. By
the time It is well warmed up, the hot air
from the stove will have dried out every
particle of moisture left in the barrel. If
no stove is at hand, the last set of drying
rags used must be plied vigorously up and
down the barrel until It becomes quite
warm from the friction. Drying Is the
most Important part of cleaning, and if
the least particle of moisture is left in the
barrel It will be a rust spot the next time
the gun is taken from its case. The gun
may now be oiled, inside and out, with
sewing machine oil or gun grease, which
can be had in any gun store. The woolen
rags used for greasing soak up a great
deal of oil, and should be dropped into the
gun cover for future use.
Cartridges can be bought ready loaded,
by hand or machinery, but most sportsmen prefer to load their own, for several
reasons. They find it much cheaper, and
the shells can be loaded to suit each
one's individual notion.
Sflfc Huillllill*-;  of  Guns.
In regard to the safe handling of guns,
almost all rules center ln that of always
carrying the gun ln such a way that If it
should be accidentally discharged it
would do no harm, if this rule Is born In
mind, and strictly obeyed in the beginning, it becomes a habit, and Is followed
intuitively. The gun may be carried safely on either shoulder, or in the hollow of
either arm, with a sharp upward slant.
When momentarily expecting a bird to
rise, and obliged to have the gun cocked,
It should be carried across the breast with
a sharp upward slope to the left. This
is the only way the gun should be carried
cocked. A breech loader Is so easily jn-
loaded that there Is no excuse for getting
into a wagon or boat, or going around a
house, without unloading. Never hand
a loaded gun to any one who asks to look
at it. Whenever you pick up any kind of
a gun to examine It, always open It and
see if it Is loaded, and the habit will grow
so that you will do this almost without
knowing it. It seems needless to say
never pull a gun toward you by the muzzle through a fence or out of a wagon or
boat, yet the violation of this rule Is the
cause of more accidents than anything
else. Never climb a fence with your gun
cocked.
In learning the art of shooting on the
wing—and this is the only way in which
a shot gun should be used—the following
suggestions may be of some help, but no
amount of printed directions can teach
you to shoot. Practice Is the best teacher. Nine out of ten young sportsmen
shoot too quickly. A game bird rises
with a startling whir of the wing (and
sometimes when least expected), which
gives the Idea that he Is making much
greater speed than he really Is. Beginners are apt to become excited, and throw
up the gun anywhere in that direction,
and blaze away with no definite aim. For
this reason it is best to begin with blackbirds, rice birds und rails.
In almost every shot It Is necessary to
hold ahead of the bird, to allow for the
time It takes to explode the cartridge and
throw the shot to the bird. Even in this
short space of time a cross-flying bird
would be safely out of the shot circle if
you aimed right at him. If a bird 'lies
straight away from you, neither rising
nor dropping, you should aim right at It.
If Hying straight across, you should hold
well ahead of It. If quartering, still hold
ahead, but less.
Many will ask how far to hold ahead,
and this Is a difficult question to answer
accurately, as we have no means of knowing Just how far ahead we do hold. Ono
might say six feet and another six Inches.
What might appear to be an Inch at the
muzzle of the gun might really be a foot
In front of the bird 40 yards away. It
must be learned by experience, and when
accustomed to It the aim will be taken
almost Instantly, governed by the direction of (light, the speed of the bird, and
the distance from the shooter.
It is best to ask permission of tho owner
to shoot over his land. Tou will seldom
be refused, and will frequently be given
permission to shoot over land which !s
posted "No Shooting." The land owners
know that it Is the lawless hoodlums who
do them damage.
Every true sportsman strictly obeys tho
game laws, and it Is to his advantage to
do so, although ln many states the laws
are practically a dead letter. Shooting
out of season has nearly killed the game
ln many localities, when It would still be
abundant If the game laws had been observed.
I,Ion* Are Left-Handed.
It was th belief of Livingstone that nearly
all lions were "left-handed." He watched
them closely, and when they desired to strike
a fierce blow they always used the left paw.
Once on  a Time.
"Once on a time" iB the favorite phrase for
beginning fables.  And when a man has been
once on a time his wife will find that fables
• are pretty sure to follow.—Somervllle Journal.
THE FRIENDS OF ACCUSED PASTORS
Many     People     < Hii«r     to     Derelict
PrcucherH After Guilt Im Proven.
"There's one thing I can't understand,"
said a man of the world, to the New York
Sun. "That Is the fierceness of church
fights and the ability of every man who is
a preacher to rally to his support scores
of good people, no matter what his conduct may have been. Once a man gets attached to a church, though he may get
into trouble the next week and the nature
of his trouble may tend to discredit religion, he has the support of these good
people.   I recall three cases right now.
"A minister was called to a church and
he had hardly more than accepted the
charge when his wife sued him for divorce. She charged cruelty and all that.
The members of tho congregation knew
absolutely nothing about the merits of the
ease. He was a stronger to them, but
they rallied around him, pitied him, sent
flowers to him, and, figuratively speaking,
cursed and reviled the woma.ii whom he
had promised to love, cherish and protect,
[hough It wa.s proved he hadn't done anything of the kind. The papers printed columns of the stuff, and every line of it was
a damage to the cause of religion and a
particular damage to the church. But
these good iieople stood by him and are
standing by him yet. If the wife gets a
divorce they will continue to stand by him
and will condemn the woman.
"Another recent case that has figured ln
the newspapers is of a man Who has clearly outlived his usefulness in the church he
is in. The church Is in debt. Not enough
money is raised to pay running expenses.
The organization has run down. It has
been getting worse and worse ever since
this man took hold. This fact is notorious,
yet enough people cling to him to keep
him in the church and to make It mighty
unpleasant for anybody who says a word
against him.
"A third case that has also figured
largely in the papers Is that of a man
whose character Is well known and who
has bamboozled everybody who ever had
any financial transaction with him. Yet
he Is able to hang on, and Is surrounded In
all his troubles by a crowd of women and
men who call him 'dear' and pity him and
denounce the men who are trying to have
him deposed as a gang of persecutors.
These three cases simply come to my
mind now. If I sat down and thought 1
could recall a bookful. Now, unquestionably, this Is all wrong. It Isn't business,
and it hurts religion. It keeps men in the
ministry who arc wholly unfit to be there
and are continually bringing discredit upon the church. The most peculiar thing
about it all is that in almost every row
there will be found on the side of the pastor some business men who would no
more think of running their business in
the way the church is run than they would
think of flying. If anybody suggested
their keeping a malcontent they would
say that the man who suggested It must
think they were crazy."
THE    ORIGIN      OF    SAM      WELLER.
Sanincl   \ ale. nil Actor.  SniiptiMcd to
Have   Created  the  diameter.
The great scarcity of the early numbers of the "Pickwick Papers" Is not difficult to understand when It Is borne ln
mind that only 400 copies were printed of
the first part, which was published on
March 31, 1836, says the Toronto Week.
Beforo the appearance of the fourth lumber there was some idea of stopping tlie
issue, as the expenses were found to bo
in excess of the receipts. But in the fifth
number Sam Weller was Introduced, and
the work at once sprang Into unbounded
popularity.
While nothing positive has ever been
established on the point, it is held by
some writers that the original of Bam
Weller was a Samuel Vale, who acted the
part of Simon Spatterdash in a farce
called "The Boarding House," and mado
this character a great popular favorite.
The odd whimsicality of Vale's novel comparison's Is best understood on reference
to tho part set down to Spatterdash in the
farce. Among his queer comparisons are:
" 'i know the world,' as tho monkey said
when he cut off his tall. I am down
upon you,' as the extinguisher said to tho
rushlight." " 'Come on,' as the man said
to the tight boot. I am all over perspiration,' as the mutton chop said to the
gridiron. Why, here we are all mustered,' as the roast beef said to tho Welsh
rabbit."
Valo introduced these peculiar comparisons In his private life as well as upon lhe
stage, and from 1830 to 1830 this style of
expression became widely popular. It is
not unreasonable to suppose that Dickens became in a sense the abstract mlr.-or
of the time In catching the popular fun
and embalming it with his choice phraseology. Of course It would be the height of
absurdity to charge Dickens with being a
mere copyist, or for one moment to think
of Sam Weller as other than an original
character. Dickens may have borrowed
an Idea, but ho certainly made no slavish
use of it, for the prevailing Sam Valer-
ism and "the monkey that knew the
world" was in no way on a par with the
Sam Weller comparison. For example, in
describing tho elder Mr. Weller and tho
touter as "walking after him like a tamo
monkey arter a horgln."
HOW     HE    KILLED    THE    PYTHON.
Sivinw    the    Mounter    by    the    Tall
AwiliiHt the Tree Trunk.
An East Indian traveler related a curious experience with a python, says the
Boston Globe. Ho was sitting among
somo trees in a wood, whon he noticed a
movement In a thick growth of vines
overhead, and, looking up, saw the form
of an enormous snake evidently about to
drop on him.
Hardly knowing why, ho sprang forward, seized the tall of the snake with
both hands and rushed Into the clearing.
The snake, which was resting on a mass
of Interwoven boughs, was taken entirely
unawares and easily pulled out, showing
a body nearly as large as a man's thigh
and 20 or more feet to length.
To have been caught in the folds of such
a creature would mean certain death, but
this ingenious snake taker did not give
tlie animal an opportunity. He ran on,
dragging the reptile some distance, then
moving slowly ln a circle, soon having
It off the ground and In tho air.
Swifter and swifter he swung the ..d-
eous object, until It was flying around him
in a straight line. There was a large palm
tree not far away, and, moving gradually
toward it, he soon brought the snake's
head against It with a crash that sent
the monster, stunned and helpless, to the
ground, where It was dispatched by the
natives, Who at first had fled in terror,
watching from their concealment this astonishing spectacle, which Illustrated the
courage of the white man.
Good for the Health.
Jenks (who has taken to horseback riding,
and bounces about ten Inches at every step)—
Ah, howdy do, Blinks? I think horseback riding Is good for the health, don't you?
Blinks—Yes, indeed. All who see you will be
benefited. Lauffh and erow fat, you know.—
New York Weekly.
THE ROGUE RIVER WAR
JAMES M3AL.Y HIM.I) 30 INI)IA>S AT
DAT  FOR  TWELVE   HOURS.
In TJioae Dayi lie AViim ii I.ml ol Seventeen Trying HIh l-ru-U Milling
on Gnllee Creek.
WINDFALL FOR A BOSTON  WOMAN.
Left $:t:>,000 by a Man Who Boarded
With Her Two WeeltH.
Fow of those who now enjoy the peace
and prosperity of southern Oregon realise
the cost of It to the pioneers who braved
the dangers of the Rogue river war from
1S53 to 1S57, says the Portland Telegram.
Among the survivors of the war Is
James Neeiy, now a well-to-do farmer of
Merlin, hut in those days he was a lad of
17 or so, trying his luck mining on Galluc
creok. Ho 'had line diggings just as tho
war broke out and was making upwards
of $100 a day, when one night his cabin
was surrounded by ;10 dusky warriors, who
wanted to get inside to obtain a lot of
arms and ammunition belonging to Neely
and his comrades, the latter being absent
having a little time down at tho store
somo miles away.
Neely knew if he let the Indians in it
would "bo all day with him," so he refused to open the door, and when one of
the warriors got too close he would poke
the muzzle of a shotgun at him. In this
way he stood them off all night. It was
clear moonlight, and he could see the rascals sitting around on logs, but he was too
well fortified for them to try force in entering.
Whon morning came a white man rushed down the canyon yelling that the Indians had broken out, and the sudden noise
from an unexpected point throw
the cowardly crowd into a panic and they
all scattered for the timber.
Those in pursuit of the Indians suffered
untold starvation and hardships, as th-?y
wero far away from their base of supplies
most of the time, and both food and clothing became terribly scarce at times.
A   llewilderiiiff   FroHiiect.
Sultan Journal: Spckane, the inland umpire and the whole state is finely represented by the 24-page Issue of The Spokesman-Review. The map printed, showing
the vast territory tributary to the city,
and illustrating the transportation facilities enjoyed, is a siplendid feature of the
number. A glance suffices to prove that
in mining, agriculture, lumbering, grazing and fruit growing, the Inland Empire,
of which Spokane is the center, has a future  of almost  bewildering prospect.
An  Ingenious   Swindle.
Some Ingenious rogues ln Calcutta and Bombay purchase favorite brands of liquors in the
original packages. They remove the good liquor, without touching the cork or the capsule,
an<l substitute vile stuff. This is done by
drilling a hole in tho bottom of the bottle and
Ailing the hole with wax when the spurious
liquid has been Introduced.
Value  of Tennnt  Meal.
Peanut meal is not only more nutritious, but
far cheaper than beef, peas, potatoes, rice
rye,  flour, milk or butter.
Mrs. Jennie McKenney, who keeps a
boarding house In Boston, Mass., has
been left $35,000 by a G. A. R. veteran.
In the big western delegation that visited
that city six years ago was a man from
Ohio. His name is withheld by request,
but it 1s reported he was a retired shoe
merchant. He happened to stop at Mrs.
McKenney's house and, of course, she did
all she could to make his temporary home
a pleasant one. Mrs. McKenney evidently
made an impression on him during the
two weeks he was in her house, though
she did not hear from him after he had
returned home. About four weeks ago,
however, when household affairs were
most pressing, she received a summons to
come to a certain town In Ohio, where
the man before mentioned had lived and
only recently died. He was without family, his nearest kin being a third or fourth
cousin. It was found that he had considerable wealth, and Mrs. McKenney, the
hard working woman with whom he had
boarded during thos. eventful two weeks
of the Grand Army encampment, was £
mentioned in the will.
"Such great good fortune came so suddenly that It quite startled me," said
Mrs. McKenney, "but nevertheless I got
ready and started for the west, leaving a
friend to manage the house for me." That
friend, Mrs. Lena McDougal, has certainly no reason to regret her kindness, for
since Mrs. McKenney returned with a
legacy of $35*000 from the estate of her
benefactor, she has canceled the mart-
gage of $400 held on Mrs. McDougal'a
property.
The claims on the estate have all been
settled, says Mrs McKenney. The legacy
left to her is in available money, excepting the residence, which she intends to
sell. Mrs. McKenney has decided to go to
Ohio in the near future to live until such
time as she can dispose of the property.
Always Acting Badly.
"I  don't  like   the   way  you  act,"   his  mother
would say,  when he was of tender age,
And now the critics all say the same—for he's
gone upon   the  stage.
—New   York   Tribune.
Spokane Falls & Northern
Nelson & Fort Sheppard,
Red Mountain Railways.
THE ONLY ALL RAIL ROUTE WITHOUT CHA.NGE OF CARS BETWEEN
SPOKANE, ROSSLAND AND NELSON.
DAILY EXCEPT SUNDAY.
Leave. Arrive.
7:00 a. m Spokane 7:00 p. m.
10:30 a. m Rossland 3:25 p. m.
9:00 a. m Nelson 6:20 p. tn.
Close connections at Nelson with steatn-
ers for Kaslo and all Kootenay Lake
points.
Passentrors for Kettle Rivor and Boundary Creek connect at Marcus with stage
dally.
Kettle River Stage Line
G. W. WILLIAMS, Manager.
: : : FROM : : :
Marcus to Grand Forks, Greenwood, Anaconda,
Boundary Falls and Midway, B. C,
And all Points on the Reservation.
Stages Leave Marcus on the Arrival of the Train.
Leave  Grand Forks ,       t.w ^ m
Arrive Grand Forks .............'....'.'...   900 n  m
Leave Marcus      12 m
Arrive Marcus "T.I"I..".V.*.".*."'.TT*.".."aijOO a.'m.
Boundary Hotel
MIDWAY, KETTLE RIVER.
First Class Accommodation.  Good  Stabling,   Terminus  of
Stage Line irom Marcui, Washington.
McAULEY & LUNDY, Proorietors
SANSOM & H0LBR00K
Financial, : Mining : and : Real : Estate : Agentt,
GREENWOOD CITY, B. C.
DEALERS IN MIMES
Investors Shown Claims by
an experi.nced man.
FARMING LANDS
AND
OTHER PROPERTIES
AND
TIMBER   LANDS
A Large List of Good Claims for Sale on Our Hands
C. A. Jones,
SIGNS
~~III House and Carriage Painting,
Plain and Decorative Paper
[l||js|=|||||i=|| Hanging,  Kalsomin ng, Etc..
Grand Forks and Greenwood City, B. C.
Prospector's : Livery, : Feed : and T&uTTstaM^
GRAND FOKKS, IJ. C..
Livery Teams,
Saddle and Pack Horses,
Ladies Saddle Horses.
HAY,   GRAIN~AND  WOOD
FOR SALE.
Teaming of all Kinds a Specialty. MISTAKEN FOR A DOCTOR
CHILD'S   LIFE   SAVED   HY   A   VAGA-
noMj  riODill.KH.
■ ii* iiikI In Mind Antidote* r»r Oxalic
Avid, nnd It llroliglit lllin In
11 %r. Fee.
A strange combination oi' nervy cheek,
service rendered and opportune luck i.s
can led in the experience of Louis J.
Tliielsen, the other afternoon, says the
Portland Telegram.
Thlelsen, who is but 23 years of age,
asserts himself a civil engineer, or as he
qualifies his statement, "a mighty good
rod man." He arrived In Portland from
San Francisco by steamer, on a record-
breaking trip of a vessel some two
weeks ago. He was broke and looked for
work, a long spell of Idleness in S.m
Francisco having left him with (2.80 In
his poeket with which to strike Portland
after paying steerage fare on the steamer.
This condition of finances necessitated
Tliielsen seeking the cheapest possible
lodging to be found ln the North End.
Thielsen's companions are rough, hardworking boys, and through his superior
address and intelligence had come to look
up to him. Therefore with the going of
their last penny, they turned helplessly
toward the "civil engineer" for succor.
With a pluck that will eventually bring
him out all right, Thielsen decided that
so long as he could not find work to do
for others he would make work for himself.
During his tramps about Portland he
had formed a speaking acquaintance with
the proprietor of an auction store on
Third street, near Burnsldo. Among the
stock ln this place was a quantity of
cheap plated cutlery, which, during a
conversation a few days before, the proprietor had remarked on as being desirous
of getting rid of on account of Its extremely slow sale. Thlelsen proposed
seeing what he could do with stuff in
the way of peddling It out among the
poorer classes of the North  End.
The auction storekeeper was willing to
allow the young fellow a trial, and told
Thielsen to go and procure a small hand
satchel and by the time he returned the
samples and a small line of the goods
would be made up for him.
Now, It is with this hand satchel that
the story of Thielsen's ready effrontery
and the later gladdening of his two companions' hearts with the sight of a $5
note and subsequent square meal hinges.
The satchel had been purchased by
Thielsen ln more prosperous times, and
was a nice affair, of the style used by
physicians In carrying their instruments
and medicines. In this the cutlery was
placed and Thlelsen started out to make
at least 25 cents which would pay for a
room and three 5-cent meals, carrying
himself and comrades over to the next
day.
Ills Alud-llii'H Lniiifi.
But he found that the dwellers In tho
North End were about as poor as himself
and instead of having DO-cent pieces tn
spend on plated putlery they were straining every nerve to get together dimes
with which to buy meat and bread. Al
3 o'clock in the afternoon he had not
made a sale, and tired, discouraged and
hungry he started back for town, deciding to pawn the hand satchel, which
was to prove—so to speak—his Aladdin's
lamp.
Relating this part of the occurrence,
Thielsen said:
"I had passed a large saw mill and
struck out upon a long bridge (presumably Northrup street), when cries of 'Doctor! Doctor!' coming from my rear
caused me to turn. Running towards me
at the top of his speed was a wildly gesticulating man. As there was not another soul on the bridge, with the exception of the driver of a lumber wagon going the same way as myself, I naturally
inferred the oncoming individual was addressing me, and I stopped. He was so
out of breath and excited, however, when
he reached me that for two or three moments he could do nothing but grasp my
arm, start me back over the bridge and
utter: 'Poison! My little girl! Poison!'
"Before he had got his wind I had
formed the connection. The man took me
for a physician. But why? The answer
came a second later. Pointing to my hand
satchel, he gasped: 'Oxalic acid! Got
antidote?'
"And here's where good fortune both
for the child and myself came ln.
"My uncle conducts a drug store on
Stockton street, San Francisco, and 1
served with him for IS months, studying
during that lime preparatory to taking a
course in pharmacy. "Wc could not get
along—all my own fault—and I left him.
Hut with this frightened, distressed father
at my side, like a Hash my mind winged
Its way back to the old dispensatory and
the antidotes for poisons. As though it
had been before me tlie paragraph beginning: 'Oxalic acid: Symptoms: Burning
heat in the stomach: convulsions: loss of
consciousness, etc. Antidotes: Soap; live
oils (preferably sweel); magnesia: chalk;
plnster from the walls; tepid water, etc.,'
Stood forth ln my mind.
Antliloti-H at  Hand.
"'Yes, antidotes!' I yelled.   'Come   on!'
and together we broke Into a run.
"He led me to a small house on a rise
to the left hand after you pass the end of
the bridge. My wind was, of course, a
good deal better than his, and while we
were reaching the patient I was able to
tell him what to pass out to me If he had
the articles at home; if not to run and
procure them from the nearest place.
"Entering the house the first sight 1
got was of a little girl of possibly 6 years
rolling on the floor in a convulsion. 'Oil;
soap; warm water!' I commanded, bending by the side of the child and opening
her mouth. The tongue, lips and cheek
membranes were badly burned, but there
was hope ln the easement of the action
'Of the acid toward the palate and tonsils,
:showlng the little one had spat the greater portion of the poison from her mouth.
.1 had barely learned thia when the father
was on his knees beside me with a cruet
•of oil, a bar of soap—it might have done
service ln a laundry so far as size was
concerned—and a bowl of warm water.
These administered, I noticed on a bureau
a block of the magnesia used by barbers
instead of face powder.
"In half an hour I had the child out of
danger and so informed the father, adding that under professional etiquette it
would now be proper for him to notify
his regular physician and turn the case
over to him, as the little girl would still
• require treatment.   She had found a bot
tle of oxalic acid, used for cleaning purposes, which an older sister had mixed in
a bottle formerly containing honey and
Which still bore the label. Of this poison
the child had dipped out a large spoonful and placed it in her mouth, but with
the burning sensation had spat the greater part out.
"He said he would, and going Into another room returned with a pocketbook
and inquired my fee. There was a tremor-
our fear in the man's voice that told of
no work and hard times, and I was in a
position  to .sympathize.
"1 had begun to say that 1 didn't know,
when he Interrupted me with: 'Well, I'll
tell you doctor; I've Just got $15, one $5
and one $lu bill. My wife's dead; I'm out
of work and my elder daughter has got a
job but Monday last.   Will the tu do you?'
"Somehow I felt cheap about taking it,
but here were two hungry boys waiting
mo and I was hungry myself, and anyway
I'd done all that a reputable physician
could do and so—well,  we've all eat.''
I    Farm, Orchard and Range*
i
A     PREHISTORIC    BEEHIVE    FOUND.
Amusing    DUcovcry    by    Workmen
Qjitfatre-d in n Stone Quarry,
A discovery that has attracted considerable attention ana speculation was
made recently at the quarry of the Missouri River Stone Company, a mile south
or Atchison, Kan. Tin; quarry is on the
western or Kansas bluff of the Missouri
river. The area of the company's operations had to be extended, by reason of increase of orders for rip-nip stone, luiU
100 foot of ground in long-fill hy 25 In width
was denuded of tho primeval forost, and
tihe earth above the rock, averaging about
IS feet In depth, scraped off.
After tlie rock had 'been reached a hole
of a'bout 1") feet in -depth was drilled into
It hy a steam drill. Then explosives were
emptied into the holo and tamped down
and a fuse attached. After all this there
was a great blast and a great upheaval
of rock. When tlie workmen went to ascertain the results of the blast they discovered a great oavity in the original
rock, that, as they think, had been many
years ago a great bee hive. There were
no bees, but they account for that by
the dust on the floor of the cavity. That
there was honey there and palatable honey I.s vouched for by all the workmen,
the cavity in the rock was a perfect bee
hive, and in its congeries of hexagonal
cells differed in no particular from the
architecture of busy bees of prehls:orlc
as well as present times.
Whether this honey is the product of
bees of this age, which had found some
opening through the mountain of earth
above to the rock's cavity, or whether it
is (honey that has been sealed ln the
everlasting rock since the Hood is a debatable question, but the consensus of
opinion gives to it the title of "prehistoric
honey."
MONTANA WtlSLEYAN  UNIV13USITY.
Hern.  Jncolt  Mills  nnd  Wilder  Nutting will 01mn#e Places.
Arrangements have been completed
whereby Rev. Jacob Mills, who has been
agent for tho Montana Wesleyan university for the past year and a half, and
Rev. Wilder Nutting, who has been pastor
of Trinity M. K, church of Butte for the
same period, are to change places, Mr.
Mills taking Trinity church and Mr. Ni>
tlng taking the agency of the university,
says the Anaconda Standard.
This institution, which is located near
Helena, was opened six years ago and It
gives special promise for the future, as it
has the largest Protestant church in the
state behind it and many friends and patrons of Lhe church. Last year 143 students
were In attendance. It owns 200 acres of
splendid land surrounding and near the
building, which cost $50,000 and Is modern
in all of Its appointments. The indebtedness incident to establishing such an institution, which has grown during lhe
hard times rather than decreased, was
covered by the trustees at the last annual conference of the church with a
$50,000 issue of bonds. Mr. Mills has already placed $21,000 of these and been
very successful in the general work of
agent, the balance Mr. Nutting is expected to dispose of besides representing the
Institution throughout the state. It is
understood that he will make his headquarters ln Rutte for some time.
OUT  FOR  FREE  TEXT  HOOKS.
Helena Trades nnd Labor Council
EndorMCM House  Hill  No.  1.
The Trades and Labor council of Lewis and Clarke county is out for free text
books, says the Helena Independent. In
a resolution passed yesterday by the council, the bill introduced by Representative
Shiffelbln, of Silver Bow county, providing for free school books, was indorsed.
The resolution, which was signed by P.
M. Barso, president, and M. H. Rupley,
secretary, was:
"Resolved, That the Trades and Labor
council of Lewis and Clarke county
heartily concur in the provisions of
House Bill No. 1, on free text books in
public schools, and wc respectfully ask
the honorable members of the fifth legislative assembly of the state to give
this (House Bill No. 1) their earliest und
kindest   consideration."
ENORMOUS   SHIPMENT   OF   APPLES.
Mure    Tim n    Four    Tim cm    uh    Much
F l'it It   Exported   iin   i.nsf    Yenr,
Although the apple export Beason is only
about half over, already several hundred
thousand more barrels nf apples have been
shipped abroad than during the whole of any
previous season, says the Boston Transcript.
The total number of barrels shipped last week
was 164,656, and the entire number shipped before that, since the opening of the season In
August, was 860,041 as against 189,106 barrels
shipped in the same period last year. A large
amount of the exports, however, in spite of
the caution given to shippers at the opening
of the season, has been of an inferior quality,
and the prices have in consequence been low.
Owing to the bountiful crop, only fair prices
were anticipated at any rate, nnd had the
shipments been of first-lass average quality
and well packed, the returns to the shippers
would have been af. least satisfactory, it is believed. But the result of indiscriminate shipping has had a tendf-ncy to depress the foreign
market.
Informed.
"So Mr. Skinner has failed!" exclaimed the
man   who   always  makes   himself   at   home.
"Yes, Htih," replied the colored man who
was employed around the store.
"Do you know what his principal liability
is?"
"Yes, sub. fif many mo' folks comos 'roun'
pesterln* him he's liable ter buy hlsse'f er
railroad ticket an" let 'em settle up de business de bos*  way dey  kin."—Washington Star.
Tlie New AVomnii Defined.
That was an interesting competition for the
best definition of "the new woman" which wns
conducted recently by an English newspaper.
The prize went to this saying: "A fresh darn
nn the original blue stocking." Among other
suggestions were: "Six of one and half a dozen of the other." "One who has not yet attained to be a gentleman." "Man's newest
and best reason for remaining single." "Man-
nishness minus manliness."—New York Tribune.
At the farmers' institute for Atlantic
county, N. J., held at Ham m on ton, Hon.
F. E. Dawley, of Fayettevllle, N. Y.f
delivered an address on "Poultry Keeping and Profits to be Derived from Egg
Production." Mr. Dawley is the director of the New York state farmers' institute, and one of the most successful
growers of poultry In this country.
The following is taken from a synopsis
of the address in the Poultry Keeper:
Mr. Dawley said that in New York
state the broiler business has been practically overdone, and egg raising has
been found more profitable. The cold
Storage system, he said, has knocked
the proiits out of fresh killed broilers In
his state, and just so long as people can
be convinced that cold storage "improves" broilers and makes them superior to fresh killed, Just so long will the
broiler business in New York state be
unprofitable.
But egg farming, If done ln the right
way, i.s always profitable. There are
farms in New York that receive from
three to live cents a dozen above the
market rate selling to dealers. The secret was In putting up strictly ftrst-class
fresh eggs, In fancy egg boxes, plainly
labelled, so as to advertise the farm.
This plan he thought was worthy -he
consideration of all. New York farmers
have no use for the "gift crates," as
they simply show eggs for sale without
advertising where they are from. Mr.
Dawley advised selecting a breed of
fowls that has been bred for egg production for generations. Work the same
principle that they do with cows—"dairy
hens, not beef hens"—that's tho idea.
No one had a higher regard for fanciers
than he, said Mr. Dawley, as they certainly brought fowls to the highest standard, accomplishing grand work, which
is not equalled by the breeders of any
other stock In America—not even excepting the breeders of two-minute
horses. Yet with all that, he knew that
men who bred birds for high scores seldom thought much of the utility mark.
He did not believe that scrub fowls could
be made valuable—he favored only thoroughbreds.
For big egg production, where eggs are
alone desired, he said, we must look to
the Minorcas, the Leghorns and the An-
dalusians. Where eggs and broilers arc
to be combined the Plymouth Hocks and
Wyandottes would give the best of satisfaction. Where poultry culture is to be
an adjunct to other farm work he
thought the American class were superior.
As the part of New York state ln which
he lived was very cold, he found the American fowls gave him the best returns.
One great Item ln their keeping was
that from his early spring hatches he
was able to dispose of enough of his
male birds, as broilers, to pay the cost
of raising the pullets. In his experiments with Leghorns In that line, he
merely got enough money to pay for the
cost of growing the cockerels for market.
Ho does not believe In keeping hens after they are 30 months old. He hatches
in March and April and sells as roasters
In July, after they have had two full
seasons of laying. He has found that
when these fowls, at that age, aro well
dressed and prepared for market, they
will bring more than what it originally
cost to grow them.
THE    FRUIT    IN
LINCOLN    COUNTY.
Report    hy    IitNpeetor    Nenl    of   the
Sixth  DlNtrlct.
Since my appointment as Inspector of
the Sixth district I have inspected 18
orchards and one nursery, and found
nearly all of them ln line condition, free
from pests, except the green aphis and
some shot hole fungus, says Robert Neal
of Wilbur in the Northwest Horticulturist. The scale has been reported in a
few places, but I failed to find any alive,
and I have my doubts about there being
any in Lincoln county.
Nearly all of the orchards are young,
on new land, and havo been well cultivated, consequently have made a big
growth, and were full of sap when the
cold snap came ln November. 1 think
the peach crop has been damaged some
on young trees, but on older ones the
crop will be good unless we have colder
weather later on. The most promising
fruit district In Lincoln county Is on
te Columbia river, six miles below the
Spokane, at the mouth of Hawk creek,
known as Orchard valley. Some three
years ago L. S. Bailey and Dan Layton,
who owned a large tract of land there,
divided it up in 40-aere lots and sold it
to parties who have again divided their
40 acres into two and 10-acre lots and sold
to others. The valley is now dotted over
with  houses and  young orchards.
The Orchard Valley 1 rrlgation Company have constructed a ditch two miles
long and have tapped Hawk creek, and
have an abundance of waler for all purposes.
in my judgment the most profitable
fruits to plant are strawberries, peaches, apples and pears. With a good selection of varieties and proper cultivation any one can succeed. There is no
mystery about it, as some think; just a
"get up and go" nt the right time is nil
one needs, and I think those who try
earnestly will find fruit growing the most
healthful, pleasant and profitable of any
for which  man  tills  the  soil.
IT   PAYS   TO   SAVE   THE   BEESWAX.
One   Good   Way   to   Melt   the   Combs
With Ordinary Appliances*
If care Is taken to look out for all
scraps of wax, cappings, and pieces of
combs that for any reason are rejected.
It will make a pretty piece of wax in the
course of the year, says the Iowa Homestead. If a solar wax extractor is used,
of course It can only be used when the
sun is shining and the weather warm,
making it impossible to render any wax
except In hot weather. But there may bo
more leisure for it now, and on one account cold weather Is desirable. In melting up old black combs, the cocoons in
them absorb a large amount of wax,
which is lost. To prevent such absorption, soak the combs thoroughly in water,
so that tho cocoons already filled with
water can take up no wax. But you'll
find a hard matter to soak the combs full
of water unless they are broken up line,
and If the combs are not made brittle
with cold, it will be Impossible to break
them up. So It will be seen that cold
weather is to an extent needed if you
want to melt up old combs. After the
combs are broken up fine, they may be
saved till hot weather for the solar ex-
once, of course after soaking. One good
way to melt combs in winter is easily
accomplished with only Ibe ordinary appliances to hand in every household. Take
an old dripping pan—of course, an entirely new one will do as well—split open one
corner clear to the bottom, and you have
one of the best wax extractors. Lay in
the material from which the wax is to be
extracted, and put the pan in the oven
of tho cook stove, with lhe door left open,
and the split corner of the pan projecting
out. I'ul something under the inside of
the pan, so as to raise it up. then as the
wax melts it will run out of the split corner of the pan. To catch the dropping
wax set any vessel convenient, and it
may be well to have in Ibis vessel it little water so the wax will not stick to the
bottom.
IS
I III
HANDICAPPED
ed States Dairy Product nnd
European  Trade.
"Honesty Is the best poliey"-so the old
saw runs. It is not a very ennobling motive-hardly creditable to any one, but
still, as it is better to be honest, if we can
make men honest only as a matter of policy, says New York Farmer, let us do so,
rather than do nothing in that direction.
It Is not many years since the United
States was a very much larger factor in
the European trade in dairy products
than is the case today. The demand for
our goods was almost unlimited. Today
our trade there Is a mere ghost of Its
former greatness, and it will hardly again
reach the old hish-water mark.
We have lost the trade by dishonesty.
We have labored with a zest that is seldom equaled in honest trade, to sell filled
choose for a genuine article and hog-butter for its model, the genuine product of
the dairy, it is hardly fair to use the
word "we" In this matter. Nino-tenths
of all this rascality and rottenness came
from Illinois, that home of hog-butter
and filled cheese, and it is there today
that the apologists for the frauds are
found In greatest abundance The blot is
one which should be wiped out. Filled
cheese has received its quietus—hog-butter needs the same legal status in Illinois
and some other states that it has in New
York and some of our neighbors.
When these two swindles are so handicapped that their.profitable manufacture
will be impossible, our trade abroad may
be restored to us and the consumption of
genuine products at home be largely Increased.
THE
Ko     1
AGITATION  FOR  GOOD ROADS.
lie    Work
Prolitnhle
ProniiNeM
ReMiiltN.
A capital object lesson to the farmer and the
dweller in the country Is tlie state of the roads,
says Spirit of the Times, before the frosts
conn- or the snow falls deep enough to make
sleighing good. The average road at that time
Is a sea of mud. through Which the best teams
cannot draw half a load, and if the farm !s
only a moderate distance from the railroad
station or grain elevator it takes a day to
make the journey. As for driving for pleasure
that Is out of the question, If a fanner has a
few hundred bushels nf wheat or corn the
market may be rising and he may want to realize, but he can only cart so much per day,
and the had roads not only make him do double
work, but it lakes him twice as long to do It,
and he is at the same time using up Ids teams
at n double ratio. The financial loss every season through bad roads is almost Incalculable,
No public work at the present time promises
such Immediate profitable results. In many
sections It would lead to an Immediate? rise
In tlie value of real estate, which would more
thnn pay tor the cost of the road.
TREES IN AN lit l{ IG A TED ORCHARD
hint  Th em  So That  Those Itequlr-
Ing  the  Least   Will   Get   It.
Set the trees In an Irrigated orcnard so that
those requiring the least water will receive tbf
lenst, and vice versa, says the Irrigation Age.
The cherry needs tho least and pears and apples next, in tho order named. It Is well to
give apples plenty of water the first season after planting. Give the gooseberry, strawberry
anil currant plenty of water. Tlie blackberry
and  grape will do nicely with  little.
Have a care in irrigating carrots and parsnip--:, as they are ruined if water is near them
too long. Hoot crops give the best results by
being sown on ridges from three to five inches
high. This method insures a larger and finer
root,
The continuous soaking of land nr crop is sure
to result In injury. One cubic foot of water
per second will cover an acre one inch deep in
an hour.
Remember that wherever water can ho obtained there trees can be made to grow. The
Irrigated  farm should be the most beautiful.
A patch of sweet corn makes one of the best
crops to grow to commence feeding hog* intended for nn  early market.
In market gardening don't try to grow too
much; the result Is always poor vegetables anil
half a crop.
One cubic foot of water a second is the
same as seven and one-half gallons every sec-
end, or 460 gallons In a minute.
Don't try to farm more acres than you have
water for.   Give Irrigation a fair chance.
IS CHARGED WITH  FOUR MURDERS.
Man  at  GJhHoa   City,  111..   Wanted   li>
tlie \\ is( .sin Authorities*
Word has been received at Kenosha.
Wis., by District Attorney A, K. Buck-
master that tho man recently arrested at
Gibson City, III., on a charge of murder.
Is the man wauled for the murder of
Mrs. [Catherine Mohr of Somors, seven
miles west of there. The communication
comes from the sheriff at Gibson City,
who enclosed a photograph of a man
known at Kenosha as Fred Lang, but under arrest there as Fred Harlmnn, alias
Fred   HoeMman.
The morning of September 21 last John
Mohr. son of Mrs. Katharine Mohr, came
to Kenosha to buy groceries. When he
returned at 2 o'clock in the afternoon he
found his mother lying on her back on
the floor, he head suspended by a small
rope from a door latch. It was thought
to havo been a case of suicide at first,
but the coroner's Inquest revealed that
the woman must have boon murdered.
Three other murders were committed in
Illinois in exactly the same way.
The photograph received here has boon
positively Identified, and tallies exactly
with the pictures Lang left among friends
in this county. All his victims were German women. Just prior to tho murder
of Mrs. Mohr he was wanted by the authorities on a warrant sworn out by Mrs.
Schram of Pleasant Prairie on a charge
of attempted  assault.
Hank   Notes   for   One   Penny,
About the year 1888, to facilitate some pecuniary arrangement tn the parlor of the Bank
of Kngland, a £6 note was altered by striking
out the words "five pounds," substituting the
words "one penny," and appending an official
signature. The unique note almost Immediately became of value as a relic, was subsequently
sold for $10, and has been preserved to the present day.
VimltnH Vanttatiiia.
Frances (who is 13 and tall for her age)—
Oh, dear, I wish I were n dwarf.
Henrietta—Why, the idea! What makes you
say   such   n  thing?
Frances—Thpn, perhaps, mamma wouldn't
object to taking me out with her once In awhile
without mailing me call her "Sister Jane."—
tractor,  or   they   may  be  melted  up  at   Cleveland Leader.
ANOTHER SN^E STORYi-^f^^HZ^^^
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Willi   it   Ion I iiiiioiiH   PIu,
At :i meeting of the Natural History society at Victoria, li. C, the other evening,
no paper was read, hut a number of subjects of interest to the society were discussed. The most Interesting topic under
consideration was the well-worn one of
the sea serpent. In this Instance the evidence was of an authentic character, and
impressed the members as worthy, at all
events, of being carefully weighed and ol
further Investigation. Mr, Ferguson, at
present ln the city, who, with Mr. Walker,
was on a prospecting trip to Queen
Charlotte islands, saw the animal with his
own eyes, in June of 1895, these two were
ln a boat ln waters adjacent when il was
seen at a distance ui' 200 yards, coming
toward them. It presented a rather
peculiar appearance, which naturally attracted their attention and aroused their
curiosity. A portion of the body in an
oval shape appeared above the water, but
when within a few feet of the boat the
body was straightened and the head,
which was small and serpent-like, and
neck, were raised about live feet out of
the water and In that position passed by.
Immediately after the former position was
assumed, and in that way the creature
passed out of sight.
Mr. Ferguson, who by request was present at the meeting lust night, related circumstantially the details of the strange
meeting and described very fully the general appearance. Although when tin
head was raised the monster appeared to
look at them they did not see its eyes; Its
body was perhaps a foot and a bail' in
diameter at Its largest point; its tail resembled that of a doff tisli and moved
vertically in an undulating fashion; and
in length the serpent was fully 25 feet, if
not more. It was dark in color, apparently scaleless and had a continuous lin. Mr.
Ferguson made a pencil drawing of it in
his note book at tho time, which lie exhibited last evening, and also read the
notes he had taken.
He and his partner, Mr. Walker, are
well known, and then, is no circumstance
in connection with their narrative or no
considerations of a personal character
which would in any way tend to discredit
their statements. They had not made
ih.-h discovery publicly known heretofore
for reasons that would actuate most men
of good judgment at the present day, as
sea serpent "yarns" are regarded wi... a
distrust not always flattering to those
who promulgate them. However, several
members of the Natural History society
had privately heard of these gentlemen's
experience and took the opportunity ol
inviting Mr. Ferguson, who was in the
city, to attend the meeting, which after
a good deal of persuasion he agreed Io do.
Needless lo say, Mr. Ferguson's statements elicited a good deal of discussion,
and the fact was brought out that ihe Indians had many stories respecting lhe existence of a sea serpent in that locality.
The matter will have further consideration.
BACKWOODS   JUSTICE   IN    INDIANA.
Ignorant   "Mimislrnti*   Mas   nn    AemiH-
liitt   Tilt   Willi   City   Law .vers.
M. C. Hamill and John All, two leading
attorneys of Vigo county, encountered a
new phase of the law the other day,
in a justice of the peace's court In Pier-
son township, near Terre Haute, Ind. I'm.
case on trial was a replevin suit, involving the possession of an antiquated gray
mare, and on every technicality the conn,
Sciuire James Sheridan, ruled hy the stat-
utes of 1881. As these have been largely
amended and revised by later acts, his
ruling occasioned objections from both
sides. Lawyer Hamill ventured to inquire
If Plerson township was 15 years behind
In everything else, as it was with the
law, and this aroused the justice's wrath.
He retorted that the commissioners i'ad
told him to go by the books of his predecessor and, as the acts of 'SI were ail
that gentleman had bequeathed him, lie
was bound to lie governed accordingly.
He added, however, that the commissioners had also seen lit to provide linn
with a copy of the Nicholson law, iVhloh
would be brought over from his residence
if the lawyers so desired. l,:uv-r Hamill
sarcastically remarked thai lie did am
care to try a replevin suit under the Nicholson law, and the court promptly tinad
him $10 and costs. These proceedings so
aroused the risibilities of Mr. Hamill's opponent that at this juncture he felt son-
strained to laugh aloud, and the squlro,
Inside himself wlili anger, also Imposed
alike llncon him. Lawyer Harry Thompson, who was assisting Mr. Hamill, .did
out of the back door in haste lo escape
the squire's win III. To add lo lhe dls-
comilluro of Attorney Hamill, ihe Justice
ruled against him. and refused to certify to the upper coui'i a copy of the 10-
plevln bond. Mr. Hamill Is now preparing
to Institute mandamus proceedings.
LIGHTS AND SIDELIGHTS.
mil.I.
SIUlli.il.
We had a New Year good an
December sweet nnd kind;
The weather man llaa gently
Hut we should bear In mind
That farther down along tin* bill,
When spring's sort months unfold,
The weather, mure than likely, will
He
Dog
Gone
Cold. —Chicago Kef.ilil.
*    •    •
"Did you complete the story yen were at
work nn?"
"Yes," replied Un* litterateur.
"Von were In doubt as to Us conclusion. Dili
It have a happy or an unhappy ending?"
"Unhappy. The editor refused to print It"
—Washington Star.
Fend Wife—What are you worrying abol lids
evening?
Husband (a young lawyer)—An Important
ease I have on hand. My client Is charged Willi
murder and 1 can'l make up my mind whether
to try to prove that the deceased was killed by
pome other man or Ih still  nllve.—New  York
Weekly.     _^______	
V Worrisome Worry.
"My   wife   was   rather   worried   when   1    left
her this morning."
"What was the trouble?"
"Well, she had been Worrying ah.ait some-
thing or oilier last night, ami this morning she
couldn't  remember what It was."—New   York
Tribune. 	
All  in   tho  Looks.
"llobber claims to be a great man to look
ahead."
"That may be true, but he Is an Infernally
poor one to go i head."—Detroit Free Tress.
been  a   -jood  deal of gossip
:— made by Dr. Charles
,     J    ,k   ur,   ,„   h|a   Tllailk
, '"".hat there are at least a quarter of
a pillion unfaithful husbands and wives
in the community. The minister, however
Is certain that he did not overestimate
thi matter, says the Philadelphia Record.
In his sermon, Dr. parkhurst, among
other things,  said;
"The love between husband and wife is
kepi true in some cases by the possession of children, but I have learned
enough to know that In the case of any
couple that might present themselves before nn- to be married I would not at any
rale of premium Issue an Insurance policy on their conjugal felicity good for
more than live years, unless on the contingency of offspring or on the basis of
i heir common faith In God.
"If a lady goes to the store and buys
an article that she is sure is marvelous-
ly cheap, and can not understand how
such a piece of band made goods can be
produced at so pitiable a figure, she knows
If she knows anything about the world
she lives In, and the industrial conditions
that prevail, that some poor girl in somo
sickly back alley lias been half paid for
her w..rk. and she, the elegant lady going
shopping in her carriage, gets the benefit
of li. This city is full of this, and so
Is every other city. She does not kill tho
girl outright, hut she helps to kill her by
Inches."
.Mrs. Elizabeth li. Grannls, president of
the Social Purity league, thought Dr.
Parkhurst erred in placing the number
ii  a quarter of a million.
"Then air more than that," she said,
"and Hie most of them are in the upper
• ircles of society.
"lb-re is society running around to savo
the miserable 40,000 depraved women in
the city. What are they compared with
the more than 250,000 married persons who
are no better than they?
"Dr. Parkhursl tells us about these
things, and they are all true, too, but he
docs not prescribe any remedy for them.
I do not believe what he says about there
being no faithful love without religion ot
a belief in a Father in heaven. I have
seen too many cases wtiere there bis
been faithful love without religion. What
we want Is some one to preach and carry
forward  a law on  the subject.
"There is not the semblance of a law
protecting marriage In the state of New
York."
HE    TACKLED    THE    WRONG    MAN,
A  Farmer Didn't I,ike the  i'iikHIni'*)
Method of Training;,
Indeed, men do strange things while
fixing themselves for auhletlc contests.
Once a party of us went out to Mission
road to visit Joe Goddard, the Australian,
who was preparing for his meeting with
Joe McAullffe. Goddard had a bushmau's
ideas of training, and one of his schemes
was the jumping of a rope, just as schoolgirls dolt. He explained how it helped his
legs, and went inside the quarters and
got his ropo to demonstrate. He was
junrplng away on lhe gravel, and evi-
dently getting great satisfaction out of It,
when wc were all surprised to .hear a
voice from the roadway:
"Well, of all the blamed fool things
for a .crowed man in do! Jumpln' a rope!
Why, if I had a boy half :us big as you
fhat'd do thai I'd lick him half to death."
Wc looked around and saw a gnarly old
truck gardener sitting ou his wagon and
gazing our  way with disgust on his   face.
"1 s'pose you call that a. man's game?"
lie snorted. "Why don't ye play leapfrog or crack the whip an' be done with it?
II I had time I'd git off an' give you a
good fatherly thrashln'."
"You would?" cried Goddard in surprise.
"Well, now, you Just get off and try it."
.in.l lie went on jumping.
"Blamed if 1 don't," the gardener re-
tcrted. "It'll do ye good—a big, overgrown lummix like you jumpln' the rope!"
lie approached Goddard, and Lhe latter
picked him up and threw him high in the
air like a ball, catching him gently as ho
came down. Then the prize lighter juggled him and fanned his face with him
and did various tricks with him, always
being careful not to hurt him. Afterward
he tossed him up on top of a nearby straw-
slack, from which, after muoll labor, tho
Interrupter withdrew himself and again
appeared to us.
"You don't care If 1 keep on this childish game of jumping the rope, do you?"
inquired Goddard.
"Mister." said the gordencr, "you can
jump the rope all you know how. I'm
mighty glad I didn't tackle you while
you was playln1 drop-ihe-handkerchuf.' —
Chicago Record.
LOSSES   BY   FIRE   IN   LARGE   CITIES.
lie-ports tor 1890 Indicate a Material
DecreiiMG in tin* ltocoriln.
Records of the lire losses In the various
large cities of the western states show .1
ureal reduction as compared with previous years. In Chicago, although tho
lire patrol records are not yet completed,
il Is staled that Ibe hiss will be several
hundred thousand dollars below those of
tlie previous year. HI. I.mils will show
an Increase of something like J100.0IH) for
lhe 12 months ending December 81, or a
total of about $900,000. In Omaha the to-
i.il losses w.re $83,068, with —."".<i alntms—
one nf the b.sl records for Unit city in a
decade. During ibe year lire department
officials made 2350 inspections, which undoubtedly was ibe means of preventing
many fires, as wed] as Hiving lhe chiefs
a thorough knowledge of the various
risks. Columbus, Ohio, had 363 alarms,
and a loss of $216,885, or about $511. UUi J
abend of 1895. In Cleveland there were
133 less fires and a corresponding deer, lase in llie amount of losses reported.
I esses in Si. Paul aggregated $371,940, or
about $46,000 less thnn in 1895. Cincinnati
had 867 alarms, and $4211,311 in losses during 1890. The Atlanta, Go., fire department
reporis losses of $203,792 for the year, quite
a reduction over 1895.
AUTOGRAPHS  OF AMERICANS SOLD.
Cheap   FimircH  for Loiters   of John
Qnincy Adams nnil others.
A recent sale of autographs held ln
London was Interesting as showing the
estimation In which various presidents
and other notables connected with the
history of the United States arc held In
England. A letter of John Quincy Adams
brought 5 shillings; Thomas Jefferson, 111
shillings: James Madison, 12 shillings;
James Buohanan, 5 shillings; Andrew
Jackson, 12 shillings; Chester A. Arthur.
5 shillings; Jefferson Davis. 6 shillings:
R, 15. Lee, 2 guineas; Millard Fillmore,
4 Shillings; J. A. Early. 4 shillings;
"Stonewall" Jackson, 2 guineas; General
Longstreet, £3; General Forrest, 4 shillings and l> pence; John Hancock, 7 shillings: Napoleon, £1, and Joseph Bonaparte 7 shillings. An autograph of Dickens brought C2; Carlylc, S shillings, and
Tennyson, 9 shillings. r.
GRAND   FORKS  M1NEK.
LOCAL NOTES.
F. II. MrOAKTf'.R <Sl I
G. K. McCabtkb - -
PBOPR1BTOR8.
so Mamaqeb.
Tub HiffiK It published on Batarday and will
nifttlt'd   to f*uh-erll>er on  payment 0/ TWO
jjllRrn a yoar.
DlipUyad AdTeitUoinflnti Yl an Inch per
mozitn.. A liberal discount n-1 lowed on Iotik
"ontrsctfi.
TrMicUnt Aflv«ti«emouti 20 cents » lino flrat
inierCL-i] and in cent* a Una tor each additional
Insertion
luteal or reading matter notices 25 cents each
Insertion.
Jnh I»ni:tln« nt f'tur rate*.   All aeoouatfl fo
inb ir-wit nnd adrertlslngpayable on thellrht of
P, n. McOAiriiuA Bon.
biich month.
BATURDAY, JANUARY 23, L897.
A SUBJECT FOR TMOUQHT.
The provincial legislative assuniliiy
which convenes at Victoria on tho 8th
uf next month will 1)3 uskod for
an Aot incorporating tlio (.'ascuds Water,
Power it Llolit Oompany, Limited with
power to appropriate and use water from
Boundary creak, Kettle rivor un 1 tho
North Fink of the Kettle river tia tho
company may see lit, for th*> purpose of
establishing water works ami supplying
water for mining, domestic, manutactu
ring aud all other purposes to the inhabitants of too to.vnbites of Midway,
Anaconda, Greenwood, Grand Forks
and Cascade. City in Yale district; ale;i
for the right to use water from tho Kettle river near Cascade City fur the purpose of genorating electricity for the
supply of light, heat and power to the
inhabitants, cities, towns, mines, smelters and tramways within a radius of
10 miles of tho townsite of Grand ForkB.
etc., etc., etc.
Tho lirbt impression ono has nf a proposition of thia kind is that it will be a
grand thine for the peoplo residing iu
the various towns covered by the pro
visions of tlio act asked for as it woulJ
l<c tho means of giving them cheap
water, power and light. But a second
thought puis a new face on the in-tltor
and the more you study it the more
convinced you become that there is
a "nigger in the wood pilo" somewhere,
Xow let us sum up the consequences if
the coming legislative assembly grants
to this company   what they are seeking.
In the drat place no ono in the
future would be permitted-to take water
from any of the above uauied streams
for the purpose of establishing water
works, electric plants or any other purpose named in tho above act without
Securing the consent of the Cascade
Water, Power tit, Light Company. Now
if anybody thinks for a moment that
this would be given without a consideration they are entirely wrong; an.I it is
ten chances against one that this consideration would he in the shapeol'u
royality—which would be the means of
increasing the cost of water and light
to the consumers.
What the people want ia cheap water,
light and power and anything that will
have a tendency to increase the coat of
it should be looked upon with distrust.
Wo are of tlie opinion, and belii've that
a majority of the property and mine
'owners in the district will agree with us,
that it would be detrimental to tho
interests of this section to vest in any
une company the exclusive privilege of
supplying water, power and electric
light for bo large a territory aa is asked
for in this act. Also, that it would be
far more beneficial if tueae privileges
could be granted to a number of companies the more the merrier—as it
would be the means of creating competition, which is the only sure guarantee
of lessening the cost to the consumer.
We do not believe there is a reader of
the Minki. who has any idea; except it
might be those directly interested; that
lhe Cascade Water, Power & Liiglit
Company contemplates doing anything
toward utilizing tlio privileges asked
for (if granted) beyond what will b.i absolutely necessary to hold the same.
Franchises are like whiskey - they improve with age. We give tho promoters
of the sclifinc the credit of being shiewd
business men who can readily Fico iu the
ownership of such a mouop *ly an opportunity to realize in the future a neat
tevenue with the investment of a comparatively small amount of capital
Those are only a fow of the many
reasons winch might be urged against
the legislature granting the act asked
for and we urge upon the citizens of the
district tho necessity of seeing to it that
a protest ia entered to the coming legislature against tho granting lo any one
company of a franchise which is so
sweepiug in its provisions that it asks
for tho,etitiie Kettle Kiver ami Boundary creek distticts with a fence around
them.
PLEASANT SURPRISE.
On Thursday evening laat a party
consisting of somo fourteen of the youth
and beauty of Grand Forks, took po-
sossion of a mammoth sleigh and drove
down to Mr. John Carrahera ranch
some four milee down Kettle River.
They arrived at 8.50 and Bpent a
most enjoyable evening Until 12 o'clock
when supper was announced and t ho
inward man Was furnished with all
that could be desired, almost every
delicacy being represented on the tablo.
Tho party thon retired and spent the
remainder of the evening very ploas-
ently and drove back to the Forks
at an early hour yesterday morning
feeling that this was one of the most
enjoyable evenings ever spent in their
lives
Try Knight's meals.
Sleigh Bells going at cost at Manly's
Hardware.
The .MiNr.i! does all kindi of job and
commercial printing.
California Fuse, Hercules Powder
and  XXX Caps,   Manly's Hardware.
John Keough of the R-Bell mine is
now doing development work on an
adjoining property  to  the R-Bell.
J. W. Mc'Jool, manager of the John-
sou estate on tho east side of fhs
North Pork, was a visitor at the Forks
ou Thursday.
The ownnrB ut the Cayotte property
in LaFleur camp, have a tunnel in some
■10 feet ou the ledgo and are now
starting a abaft.
Work ia now being prosecuted on the
Comstock mine in LiFiourcamp. The
abaft now being at a considerable depth
nnd being in pay ure.
Owing to the recent thaw tha skatin„t
on the North Fork lias beon temporarlj
posponed, as the ice is commencing to
break up in the rivers.
There will be a general re-union ot
the members of tho 0*1 jCiub. the firs!
of February when tho annual election
of officers will be hold.
LO.ST--On the night of the Masqu
rado Ball. A baby's rubber rattle.
Valued on account of associations.
Lsavu at this olSco   and rocoive rewar '..
Ed. Driscoll and Win, Murray, of Cai
son   were among tho many visitors   t i
tho Forks this woek, having come down
on Thursday and returning tho sattj.*
day.
Messrs. Layhue and Shannon, owners
of the Black Hear property, on Brown'.
croek, are Stirling work un tins claim
and will continue work until spring
opens.
Mr. Wolf of the Lame Foot claim
on the reservation wan in town on
Thursday last and reports that quite a
number of properties are working in the
vicinity  uf Curlew creek camp,
Mr. Fisher, of the tinn of    Blue  ,'.-
Fisher, of the Greenwood saw  mill, wain town on Thura lay, au 1 Bays bustneB
iu his line  is  lively  across  tho   roouii
taint..
J. H. Featherston made a trip to Pas i
creek on Tiiursday last to inspect sum-i
properties, he made the trip on toot
and reports the snow very deep in that
section,
Adam Forsyth, au Engtish eapitalis:
has been in town for 'ho last fow day.j
and will remain some little timo among
us. He will likely i'jvest in some pre
parties during his star.
C, E. ittiff, who represents America!
capital and who has beon in these part*
for the last few months, re'urnod o::
Tuesday from Spokane, lie thiuks tub
spring will see considerable immigration
into this section.
W. A. Atkins, general agent for min
ing and irrigating machinery, aud who
has been in this sojti.n for the last few
weeks arrived in town on Wednosdav
from Greenwood, where he haa bee;,
for the last few clays.
Work is at present beiug puahod
ahoad on tho Coppor Queen and wash
ington properties, which aie also in Li
Flour camp. Tlie Copper Quoeu is ;i
firet extension of the Comstock and is
noted  for its huge surface showing.
Snyder Rsod of the Torradel-rico
property lup the North Pork, was in
town on Thursday and reports he is
now in over :>0 feet in hid tunnel, on
tho above claim, he is working now in
copper ore which assay3 high in gold.
It ia reported that Andy Hamilton
has sold tho lOloxie, in Summit oamp.
This is a well known property, havin.
conBidorable work done in the way of
development, there being one shaft sunk
to a depth of liO feet while another i»
:jl) fact down.
Messrs. Kelly and Russell, who have
boen in town for a fow days with a view
of investing, left town on Monday last
aud will return in i few weeks time,
when tin-y will likoly invest iu some
North Fork proportioa which they have
already teen,
Mr. Colin Cottaiu, of Portland,
Oregon, wan in town on Monday lasi
and remainod a couple of days. Ouring
his short stay ho visited some of tho
well known properties on Observation
mountain, being much pleased with
what he saw.
William Mader, our genial butcher
has on dosplay in his shop, without ox-
caption, some of the finest beef ever offered for salo In Grand Forks, Tho beet
was raised by R. R. Gilpin our customs
officer and epsakB well for this sec
tion aa a smiting country.
Ezra Meeker, of the Tadotna ledger,
who has taken quite an intereBt lately
iu the mineral reaourses of this section
is at present in Uoealand aud is e.~pect-
ed here very shortly. Mr. Meeker is
boing instrumental in bringing considerable coast capital into  this section.
Harry Naoh, one of ihe original
owners of the Boulevard group arrived in town a fow days ago and haa
been along with Wm. Moore busily engaged in building a cabin on thia property and  prepuiring to start work on
Bonds of Electric, Steam
or Horse Car Railways
mm PLACED   AT   SH0BTE8T   H0TI0E
Persons having mining or other Properties that will
bear investigation, can hsve a Company promoted, or
soil them, by addressing	
MANHATTAN INVESTORS & SECURITIES CO., Ltd.
17 end If) Broadway, New York City.    London  offices:—Chiswell   nouse, No.
130 Finsbury Pavement, Loudon, E. C, England.
the Taeoma property, which i. une of Iwhich 1  ,ato1*  mad°  ran a8 hiSh  aB
tho group of five claims   and  on which Ko0'n  ""ld   aml  ~2. P6r oent c0P*,('r'
the work just finished haa been done.
Thore will be a dance Monday eve.,
Fob. 1, in tin school room. The object
of this dauco is to wipe olf the little
debt that remains on the school furniture, everybody should patronize it and
thus   help the school along.
Dr. Smith of Montreal, was an arrival in town the first of the woek. After
looking over tho town the Dr. has
dually decided to locate hare and wiii
build himself au office at once. Ho is
a graduate of the famous McGill college
■md wili doubtless do well.
LaRue Perrine, formerly of Manly &
Averill's establishment, has resigned hi-i
position.   In   losing   Mr.   Perrine   the
linn have lost a most efficient nnd pop.
ular employee, and wo hope that he wid
•till remain among us, and not think
of seeking hie fortune elsewhere.
Don't forget to secure a ticket tor
lite dance, that will come off on Mon
day evening, the 1st, of February.
Phe price is $1.50 exclusive of supper
which is o0 cents a plate extra. The
'ickets are on sale 'at Dr, Hep worth's
Drug store, acd  Manly & Averill's.
Wm. Giitridge, who his spent most of
..ho winter hunting and trapping in th i
Dh'ristina Lake district, returned o:i
Tuesday from a two weoks tour through
that section, Ho reports game exceed
ugly scarce in that section this winter.
It in hia intention to make a trip up
S-ass creek with a 'dew of hunting aa i
"rapping along thia creek.
L. S. Hen ricks, ono of our heal con
tractors has secured the contract for
■.-[lairing Mrs. J. Hutchisons resident'-
i.id will commends work immediately
Mr. Henricka ia formoly of Taeoma.
Wash, and has beon here for several
months, ho haa through his good work
-nanship established quite a busines-
•mil has secured several large contracts
'or the coming season.
Frank Truax made a trip to Eureka
camp this weok and reports things
lively iu that section. Ho Bays that n
rich strike has boen made on th
iiopublie property in that camp. The
iwners, Messrs. Clark and Ryan, hav
stripped the ledge on this claim for
iver 1000 foot and havo recently hat:
t-isays made from tho surface cropping-
which ran as high aa §32,50 ill free
gold. Mr, Truax predicts that some of
the richest properties in this soction
ire in what ia now known as Eurikn
camp.
With su:h assays which are merosur*
| face assays and added to'.this tho immense
surface showing that this Herdy mountain poBSOBBes, there is every indication
that several of thsse properties will turn
out tn be mines. In thia event this
mountain will be a very valuable appendage to Grand Forks, situated as it
is   onlv 3'.j   unleB from tho town.''
KETTLE RIVER  MINING  DIVISION
'{ecords of Mineral  Locations for thi
Week Ending Jan. 12.
lanuary 1:   Bengrauf, Kimberly oamp, it. Well;
tind J. 8. Harrison,
'anuary   2:     Prospective,   fruct.,   Deadwooil
oamp, J. Frnnk.
Ilreat Hopes, fract., Detulwoo.I, J. c. Haas,
lanuary 5:   Napoleon, I. A. Dinsmore.
Henriatta, W. \V. Curler and Leo. Neff.
Christmas, i. A. Dinsmore.
Empress, Wm. Saiuia.
Mary June, G. B. Stocking,
January 7;   Welcome, Hardy Mt., Wm. Saiuli*
New Alaska, Provicenoe oamp. Otto Dillicr.
January!!:   Gold Oro, Grand Forks J. .M. lira
grave and G. 1'. Minis,
lanunry II     l'aseoe, near Kock creeu, V. II
Carey, \Y. H. conkle, K. Donald,
binuiry i-i:   No. o, Central oamp, R. Wood.
Norfolk, Iract., do., M. J. M. Wood.
King Solomon, PjovideuCe oamp, ■!. A. Slack
True Bill-, seatt'e camp, J. K. Jlrown.
Fountain Head, Grand Forks, J, M. liar grave
CBSTIFICATES OP WORK,
Jaiiiuir-- 0:   Gold King, R. Watson.
Clifton, I.. F, Williams,
biuuary U:  Sunrise, Thos. Hardy.
T1UN.SFI-RH.
Ocoembor ::0:   White Rose. ', iut
rosier to T, Hardy.
December 81)   Glen.void, Ji bit
bind to .'airy Garland.
Great Eastern, ^ int., R. If urray to J. Pugslsj
Empire. S int., Alex. Cmon to Joe Celinas.
Ilar.pm Hala. \2 int., G. Itiler to W. Giudweli
'miliary'.!;   .Snowstorm, all int , 1'.  W.  McGregor to F. E. Lucas.
Little Chief, all hit , R. Wutson to J.  B.  Hero
siers and .Jno, Dufour.
January 5;   Robin Adair, '., int., E. Titiworth
to Hotelier.
Mother  1 o le, % int., W. W. Gibbs to Boundary Mines Co.
Tip Top, M\\\ Mlvestor K., )i int, G. W. Kpcnci
to ].. Ostrosii and P. W. Dillon.
J. ctR., tract., H  int., Jno.  Rogers  and H. L.
Jones to Ostroski & Dillon.
Alta, % iut, C. N. Mardon to Ostroski, Dillon
January 6:   StauSsnl, Yi int., H. Schmidt to J.
J. Murphy,
Rattler, all Iut., F. R. Launty to J. J. Murphy.
Rattler, \i Int., J. J. Murphy to L.  Archibald.
J.  li.   Dc
Jus. Sin her
HIQH   ASSAYS,
H. A. Sheads, assayer of this town.
in conversation with a Miner reporter
tne other day Baid:
'•I have made some very encouraging assays from mere croppings taken
fr.oni the various properties around
Grand Forks, some of them being from
Hardy     mountain   £ro£ertiee,    one of
MINERAL ACT 1896.
(Form f.)
Certificate  of   Improvements   Notice.
SEATTLE MINEEAL  CLAIM.
Seattle Mineral OUtiitt, Bltuate In the Kettle
(liver Mlutug Division oi Vale District.
where looated—In Brown's oamn on the west
aide of lhe North Fork of Kettle rivtr.
TAKE NOTICE that I, F. Wollaston, actingai
agent for the Seattle Mining & Smelting
Oompany, (Foreign), free minor's certificate No.
07,445, intend 00 days from the date hereof, to
apply to the Mining Recorder for a Certificate
in' improvements for the purpose oi obtaining '»
Crown Grant of tlie above claim.
And furtuer take  notice that action under
Bee tion 87 muBt be commended before the issuance of such Certificate of Improvements.
Dated this 20th day of November, 1S90.
F. WOLLASTON.
NOTICE OF APPLICATION BOB PRIVATE BILL.
TOWNSITE   OF   GRAND   FORKS
NOTICE IS HKREBYQrVEN that application
will be made to the Uegiitlative Assembly
Of the Province of British Oolumbia for an Act
Incorporating the Inhabitants of the townsite
of Grand Corks, in the Osoyoos division of the
district of Vale, an a municipality, to define the
limits of said corporation, with such provisions
of the general municipal acts now in force in
(he Province, and such other provisions as may
be applicable,or necessary or expedient; and
with such further provision as will enable R
vote to bo taken, at the time fixed for tlie finst
election, lo deter ml no whether the ad airs of tho
corporation shall, subject to tlie provisions of
the Act of incorporation, be managed by an er-
eoutive of three commissioners or by a mayor
and live aldermen.       FRANK HIGGINS,
Solicitor for Applicants,
G. B. Stocking,
EXPERT WATCHMAKER.
Beet Mainspring in the World.
Fully Warranted.
Watch Repairing'is Mj Specialty.
 All Work Warranted.
CORNflR RIVKRSIDB AVK. AND BRTDGE STS. QRAND FORKS, B. 0
CERTIFICATE   OF   THE   REGISTRATION  Of A
FOREIGN COMPANY.
"Companies' Aot," Part IV, and amend
inq Acts.
"The Keough Gold and Copper Mining
Company" (Foreign.)
Registered the 25th day of November, 1896.
T HEREBY CERTIFY that f have this day reg
1 istered "The Keough Gold and Copper Mining
Company" (Foreign), under the '•Oompauicn'
let," Partly,, "Registration Of Foreign Companies, ' and amending Acts,
The he.id office of tho said company Is situat-
til at the City of Halt Lake, State ol Utah.
U.S. A.
The objects for which the Company Is established are:—To purchase, work, develop and
manage the R-Bell lode mining claim, the
Aspen lode mining claim, tho Delamar lode
mining claim and the Remington lode mining
claim, all situate in Yale Mining District, British Columbia, and to acquire mines, mills,
reduction wcrks and such property real and
personal as may be suitable or convenient for
carrying on a general mining and milling business; and to operate, buy. sell or exchange,
mines, mills, reduction works and nil propert)
necessary or convenient to the business,
The capital stock of the soid Company is two
hundred thousand dollars, divided into two
hundred thousand shares of the parvaiueof
one dollar each.
Given under ray hand and seal of oflice at
Victoria, Province of British Columba, this 25th
day of November, 1896.
fa, h.| B. Y. WOOTTON,    ,,
Registrar of Joint Stock Companies.
NOTICE OF APPLICATION f 0B PBI-
VATE BILE.
1RAND   FORKS   TOWNSITE   COMPANY,   LIMITED LIABILITY.
NOTICK IS IIBKKHY IMVKN Hint application
will Im* made to lho Leglstlativ. Ammbly
at the Provlnoo of British Columbia nt its nrai
ii'Mion for an Act to Incorporate tho Urumi
Forks Towtulte Company, uinlted Liability,
With   DOWOf   to   appropriate*,    lake,    anil   iw
from the North Fork .it Kntiio River, and Manly
nroek, at points above the townsite of Gran.l
Porks, Osoyoos Division of Kant Yale Dlstrlc,
bo much of tlie water as may ua uoewwary for,
ninl lo iiillizii the water ho diverted for, tliu following pui-pohi'H, namely] of genc-ratlu>*
electricity nnd of supplying the name within
the illalrict hereinafter mentioned either for
electric lighting, motive power, telegraph, telephone or other works; of supplying water to
consumers a«n motive power for haul ing, pumping, lighting, smelting, drilling, or for any
other purpose for whifjn.lt may be applied or
acquired! of supplying water for domestic, min
lug, manufacturing, and other purposes to the
miners, smelters, operators of tramways, and
Inhabitants of the townsite of Grand Forks and
oi a strip of territory not exceeding six miles in
width on either side of the Hon Hi Fork of Kettle
River and not exceeding in length twenty-five
milee above the said townsite of Grand Fork
along Ihe line of tho North Fork of Kettle Kircr:
and with power to Construct and maintain
buildings, erostious, dams, ditches, flumes,
raceways, or othor works ueoessary for carrying
out the above purposes, or any of them, or for
improving or Increasing the said water privileges; and with powor to enter and expropriate
laud for a site for power houses, aud for dams,
ditches, raceways and reservoirs, and for can-ring tho electric onrrent nndergvoscd or overhead and for such other works as may be
necessary and for the bidding thereon of mills,
manufactories, or any erection for the purpose
of carrying on auy Industry; and with power to
erect, lay, construct and maintain buildings.
pipes, poles, wires, appliances or eonveuiences
necessary or proper for live generating and
transmitting of electricity Bid power; aud with
power to oonatiuot. equip, operate and maintain tramways for the puinose of sarrylng
pameogere or freight ln the dlatrfot above mentioned; aud with power to maintain and
operate a telephone lytuui In the said distrlot;
and wltb power to do all suoh things as ar* Incident or oonduolte to tits attainment of the
above objects. i	
Dated at the City of Victoria this »th day ol
December, 18D6.        HDDTBR A DUVP,
IMgenta for B-uiton4 Wart,
,-SolloMori for the appUoonta.
WILLIAM MADEft
Wholesale and Retail
:BUTCHER:
AU Kinds of Fresh MeatB at Live and Let Live Prices.
I ALSO HAVE SOME NICE CORNED BEEF
AND ALL KINDS OF SAUSAGES.
Second Street Grand Forks, B. C,
H.W.RUSSELL
House and Carriage Fainter,
Paper  Hanger,
and Kalsominer,
GLAZING OF ALL KINDS
Orders Promptly Attended to.   Estimates Furnished on
All Kinds of Work. GEAND FORKS, B. 0.
BUILDERS
Should carefully consider
the cost ot material, and
by figuring, find out that
all kinds of
Rough and Dressed Lumber
Shingles, Lath, Etc,
con bo purchased at the
Grand   Forks
Sawmill
0HEAPEB THAN
A.NYWHEEE ELSE.
FIREWOOD $1 FEE LOAD.
C.  K, SIMPSON, Proprietor.
HEPWORTH & CO.
A Full Stock of Toilet Articloa
Always on Hand. Also a Well
Assorted Supply of
STATIONERY
AND WALL PAPER.
SURGERY IN REAR
OF DRUG STORE	
All Roads Lead to Carson.
ED. DRISCOLL,
Dealer ln Qeneral
MERCHANDISE,
Carries a Complete Line of
Groceries,
Dry Goods,
Clothing,
Boots and Shoes,
Also a Full Line ot
Harness, Saddles, Bits, Spurs,
Etc., Etc.
s-r-REPA RING PROMPTLY ATTENDED T0-J9
THOMPSON'S
STAGE LINE,-
MANLY'S NEW BLOCK.       CRAND FORKS B. C
NOTICE
The best wire spring in the world is
made in Grand Forks. I also do all
kinds of fine furniture and other
REPAIRING.
RUBBER   STAMPS,
ind Seals. Agent for tho host makes of
Sowing machines. Also the Hummer
bicyclo.
J. W, JONES. GRAND FORKS, B. O
COUNTY COURT NOTICE.
Notice Is hereby given that a sitting ol the
(lounty Court ol Yale will bo held
AT MIDWAY, ON MONDAY, MARCH 15, 1897;
AT  G1UND FOKK8, WED., MARCH   17,  1897
Atthe  hour ol eleven o'clock In thrlorenoon
reBpectivoly.
By oommand, W. Q. McMYNN,
QoTernment Oflice, Midway, B. C. I    D. R. C. C.
Jan, 4th, 1IB7.
NOTICE.
T1NDSR8    WANTItn.
Tendon will be received by the undersigned
until January the 15th 1097 lor the conaruotion
ol an Irrigating ditch and flume from Boundary
creek to Midway flat.
Plans and specifications can be seen at the
office of the Midway Company, Midway, B. O.
and the office of 0. 9. Cosieiton, Vernon, B. C.
The lowest or any tender not necessHrlly accepted. A. K. 8TUAET,
Agent Midway Cempany, Ltd.
MWWay, B. C, Deeember 5, UM.        ', ,
The" time lor receiving tenders is further extended untllJan. 81.18W„	
Jan. 9,1897. ANGUS K. STUART
-FROM-
Carson to Curlew, San Poil
and Eureka Camus.
Leaves Carson and Nelson on Tueeeay and
Friday.    Returns  Wednesday and   Saturday
making connection with Morrison's Stage Line.
EDWARD THOMPSON, Proprietor.
WE HAVE
Lumber
OF ALL KINDS.
always on Hand.
Fat Mm and Terms c-all oa or address,
MANLY & AVERILL-
Grana Forks, B. C.
ETHEL GERTRUDE DAHL,
Teacher of
VIOLIN. BANJO, MANDOLIN AND GUITAR,
Student from the College of Music of Cincinnati!, and pupil of the d Is tiugulsh td Master and
Violinist. Chas. Baetcns of the Brussels Franco-
Belgian School of tho Violin.
OFFICE HOURS — Monday, Wednesday,
Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 2 to 5 p. m.
MAIN ST. ■ • GRAND FORKS, B. C.
GID R. PROPPER,
DRESS MAKER,     (
GRAND FORKS, B. O.
■ ni
AND ALL KINDS OF;JOB WORE.
ORAND FORKS MINER:

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