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GRAND FORKS, JJ. ('., SA.Tl KJ)AY, MARCH 12, 1898.
IllK Ore lloily of Greal  Bionneaa  in
the Republic 1" Eureka Dl»trict—
The Outlook lit Florence, Iilnho—
In MndlHou County, Montana—
■ liu.   I'aliiMi- Momitiiln Tunnel,
Fifteen feet of ore, averaging $308 per
ton in gold. That i* Hie latest report from
the Republic mine in Kmeku district, on
the Colville reservation.
The jmst week's developments in this
remarkable property have heen the sensation of the Spokane milling world. Winn I
lhe news leaked out that the rlcli ore i
chute in tunnel Nb, 2 had widened to nine j
feci, experienced and conservative mining
men were startled. Two days later came
news that lhe ore body had widened to 12
feel. The last report of 1"» feet of ore going $308 per ton boa fairly token the
breath of the mining community. Mining
men of long experience and careful statements agree that fur tlie deyelopment done
nothing like it has ever hefore been, discovered in America. "Untie in its early
days had no mine like the Republic/' said
a mining man. "('ripple Creek has no sueh
ore body. It is now only a question of
depth. Jf these vakies go down, tlie lie-
public mine alone will add immeasurably
to the wealth and population of Spokane."
But with nil this remarkable wealth,
Republic camp is handicapped. Jl ean not
get sufficient lumber for building purposes, and while the Republic has its own
sawmill, it ean not sell lumber to other
mines. Rough lumber is selling there for
from $50 to $00 per thousand, nnd it is
bard to get at that. It is brought in from
llnli-.li Columbia.
In   tlie   Florence  Cninp.
The Poorman mine is showing better
ore than ever before is the report from the
Florence camp, in Idaho. The long tunnel
is in over 500 feet and shows four feet of
ore, carrying high values in gold and silver. A stope is being opened, showing
better ore than any yet encountered on
the upper level. A steam hoist and slump
mill have arrived at Lewiston and will be
erected, as soon as the roads are in shape
for hauling. The Poorman was the first
property lo attract attention of capital to
Florence, and it promises lo sustain its
reputation os n rich properly. The operators of the What Cheer mine have been
encouraged by finding 42 inches of choice
- ore in the tunnel, about 70 feet from its
mouth, where they thought tbey only bad
two feet. The lower drift on the Mikado
is in 40 feet and the ore body is showing
improvement. Negotiations arc on for
tlie purchase of the Empire. The property
is in fine condition and there is little wonder that it proves an attraction to investors. An important strike, one of the most
important of tbe winter, bas been made
on the Coupon, whieh is an extension of
tlie Banner on the west. A solid ore body
Hi) inches in width has been encountered
in thc tunnel. Tbe ore is similar to that
produced by the famous Banner mine, and
the ore body shows indications of widening with depth. Tbe tunnel is in over 200
feet, and day and night shifts are employed. Two feet of rich ore have beeu
encountered in tbe tunnel on the Doubtful, which is being operated by Frank
Hunt. Tho quartz is decomposed, and
the values are high with free gold showing plainly all through the paystreak.
In   Madison   County.   Montana.
The well known mining engineer of
Whitehall, C. 1), Wilkinson, is busily engaged, in perfecting arrangements for-the
development of a group of mines on tfie
left fork of South Uoulder creek, in Madison county, Montana, which lie secured
•last fall for Minnesota capitalists. The
properties from nn nltitudiual standpoint
rank among the highest in the slate, being over 0200 feet above sea level, on the
famous old Hollow Top mountain, the
loftiest peak of tbc Tobacco Hoot range.
Despite their height, all of the claims arc
easily accessible by good wagon road and
trail, being distant but seven miles from
Mammoth and the mouth of Main Sotuh
Boulder canyon. Under the direction of
Superintendent Dan Devine, work on the
group has been carried on throughout the
inter, the remarkable openness of which
has rendered this practicable. Mr. Wilkinson announces tbat there is now
enough to keep a 20-stamp mill busy and
that sueh a mill will bo in operation on
the property by Juno 1.
Ill    HohnIiiikI    Cfimp.
Recent reports from the Poorman mine,
in Itosshiml cninp, tire that the miners
have opened a four-foot ore body assaying
a little umre than $110 per ton in gold and
running well in copper.
l'he la* Rol has decided to connect tbe
Hlack Hear tunnel with the main workings of the mine for the double purpose of
ventilating the mine and providing adequate means of escape for tno men in ease
of underground accident, says the Ross*
land Miner. The connection will probably
be made at the 850-foot level in the shaft:
The present workings of the properties in
the neighborhood of the I-e Hoi would, if
slightly modified, form nu unrivaled system of escapes. At present the Lc KqiV.
east drift almost 'reaches thc Center Star's
main tunnel, nnd it would require but n
few feet of work to make tbe connection,
Thc Center Star's tunnels, besides haying
two exits of their own, connect with the
Iron Mask tunnel, which communicates
with the surface nnd also connects with
the War Eagle workings, which have half
n do/en means of exit. The Wnr Eagle
workings are also within a short distance
of the Poorman's drifts, and a connection
between the two lias already been discusH-
ed. If communication between the' two
were, thus established, it would be possible
to pass on from tbc War Eagle through
the Poorman and out through the Josie,
whieh already is connected with thc Poor-
In the Slocnn Dlntrlct.
About 50 men nre employed on. tbc Enterprise mine, in the Slocnn, on Ten Mile
creek, nnd the property is reported showing better thnn ever. The doal for tbc sale
of the property to nn English syndicate
still bangs fire, but those on the inside of
the matter still express confidence in the
deal being consummated.
There was no dividend declared by the
Whitewater mine in February, owing lo
the fact that returns on 75 cars of ore
shipped iu December and January were
not available.
Five feet of clear ore assaying as high
as $1700 has been found in the old workings of the Idaho mine.
Thc Ivanhoe mine is to have a three-
drill compressor,
■'aimer Mountain.
The Palmer Mountain Tunnel Company
announces that work will be resumed on
the big bore iu Loom is camp about April
J, and Unit nrrangemuts will have beeu
completed hy that time that will insure
steady work unlit the property is on a
paying basis. The recent strike iu lhe
tunnel, mid, in fact, the rich stringers all
along its course, have inspired the public
with confidence in the undertaking. Thc
company has elected olHcers for the nestling year as follows: Dr. X. Fred Esslg,
president] 1). M. Drumhellef, vice president; C. C- May, treasurer; F. IL Luce,
secretary; John Boyd, manager.
Struck   Ore   In    the   Klondike.
l'he report has reached Wallace, Idaho.
that ore had beeu struck in the tunnel on
the Klondike. The property lies just above
the Stemwinder and was stocked last summer, since when four or five men have
beon working steadily running a crosscut
tunnel. The reported striike has not ben
confirmed, but is considered very probable,
as the men working there have been looking for ore nny time for several weeks
past. The stock of the company is largely
owned in Wardner and almost nil of it
belongs to Coeur d'Alene people.
On  SprliiK Creek.
English capitalists have taken an option
at $05,000 on the Carbonates claim on
Spring creek, in Ainsworth mining district, R. C. Ferguson & Caldwell of Kaslo
are the vendors. The property has beeu
developed under the direction of Peter
Porter, and there nre several hundred feet
of tunnels opening up some fine ore bodies.
It is reported that a concentrator will be
creeled next spring.
Sale of n Montana  Mine.
The War Eagle mine, near Clancy, has
been sold to Michigan parties for $35,000,
E. S. Delnmaer of Detroit taking ovcr the
property for himself and associates. It is
the purpose to immediately put up a
steam hoist on the mine and sink the shaft
to a depth of 000 feet without a halt.
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CALIFORNIA has celebrated with
Imposing feature*! the semi-centennial anniversary of the dlscov-
j erj of gold, n discovery which attracted
i a large Immigration to thogtiifeaud laid
i the foundation for the prosperity whlcj
It now enjoys,   l'he gold which James
AV. Marshall nml .Iirhn A. Sutter found
In the lull i*.-ir-i' nl' thoir saw mill was
not of Itself ihe most valuable product
1 of California;  the  Inflowing  populd
| lion found tin' climate nnd the soil of
tho country to lit' just ns rk-li ns Ils
| gold  mines.    As  ninny  millions  wore
I coined In real estate ns were found In
Siii.knnr ltimk Clearing**.
Spokane, March 4.—Bank clearings for
the past week lmve been over $1,044,308,
one of the heaviest weeks ever known in
the city, according to the record in Brad-
street's olliee. The inerense is 113 per
eent over the cleavings one yeur ngo tills
the diggings. The ground upon which
the postofUcc In Snn Francisco now
stands wns sold for $750 and bought
buck a decade later for $500,000, Lick,
the ninn who left a fortune ti build
the big telescope, purchasod a hit of
ground on Montgomery avenue for $50,
whloh he sold thirty years afterward
for $1,000,000. The history of the gold
discovery of the Pacific coast is full
enough of romance nnd pathos to be
told wllh a degree or coufldeuco nt this
John A.Sutterwnsn ninn of enterprise
work ninl sny nothing Of Hie geld dis-
covery for six weeks, by which time
In- hoped io huve his flour mill completed, nnd his oilier affairs so nrang-
etl us to enable him to withstand tho
result, Tin1 men, Indeed, were nut yet
prepared in relinquish good wages for
lhe uncertainty uf gold gaili'irlng.
If only Un- Innil could he secured on
which Ibis gold w.is s.-iiiercd—for
probably li did not extend fur In any
direction—thon interloping might be
prevented, miniug controlled, anil tho
discovery made profitable, Ii wns worth
trying, at nil events. Mexican grants
being no longer possible. Sillier begun
by opening negotiations with ihe natives, nfter the manner o:' the English
colonists on lhe other side of lhe continent. Calling a couucii of Hit; Calo-
inus, uu ilsoine of their neighbors, the
lords aboriginal of thorn., lauds, Sutler
und Marshall obtained from them a
three years' lease of a tract some ten
or twelve miles square, on Hilling payments of cheap ornaments, Sutter
ilien returned to New Helvetia, uud
lhe grent discovery was consummated.
A messenger intrusted wiih this portentous set-ret lo Colonel II. !'.. Mason]
then the chief representative oi* lhe
United Slates government in California, let the ent out of the bag, uml pro-
vented Sutter and Marshall from reaping the reward of iheir great discovery.
This man wus a mill hand—Charles
Bennett—one of Marshall's associates,
who wns Instructed to sny nothing
ubout lhe gold find, but assist Marshall
io make arrangements to secure lire
saw mill mnl the land about Willi
"mineral rights" from the government.
Hut Bennett could not keep thp enormous Importance of his el-rand to-hlm
soli*. Ho met some prospectors who
hnd un Idea of finding coal, uml during
iheir talk exclaimed: "Oh, I have
something here better thun eoal," ex*
blblting his specimens! lie showed
them to olhers, and so llie matter gol
abroad, Bennett and Marshall found
Colonel Mason nt Monterey, who, when
lhe messenger exhibited the gold, re-
Lies   on    the    Rockn   One   -Hanitreil
Mllen Nortli <»f Vletorlii.
Seattle, March 7.—A passenger who has
just arrived here from Alaska on the
steamer City of Seattle 1ms informed
Agent (Jraumnn of the steamer Bessie
Iv. lhat the wreck passed by the City of
Seattle north of Victoria, which was reported last night, had all the appearance
of being the Hesirie K„ seven days overdue. The wreck lies 100 miles north of
Victoria;, on the rucks, and there are no
indications of nuy survivors.
The Bessie K. is owned hy J. S. Kim-
hall & Co. of San Erancisco, and left that
port for Alaska with a heavy load of
freight and passengers, She has a capacity of 100 passengers and 250 tons of
freight, and was scheduled to leave here
fur Dyea on .March 1. She is supposed tu
have been wrecked on her voyage south,
having heen on the track of the late disastrous storm lhat swept the northern
So confident is Manager fl run man that
the boat is lost that he 1ms canceled the
passengers booked for the next trip north.
Owing to the fact thai the Bessie K. was
coining south, it can nol be learned how
many passengers she was carrying.
\u  in,,  nii*; (-'MIIIIHUI--M Goiitijlne  to
shut on* Competition,
Chicago, March 7.—Chicago capitalists
who ure Identified with the Northwest
Transportation nmi Trading Company,
huve launched a new Yukon enterprise
with Hie purpose of obtaining control of
llie Immense luillle of the Yukon river
between St. Mlehnols uud Dawson Cily.
Seven dlstlnot companies, with an aggregate capital of $1:111,(1011. were Incorporated nt Springfield today. They nre:
The lleuly, the Klondike, lhe Weure, the
Cudnhy, Hie Powers, lhe Hamilton, und
Hie lluil* transportation companies. Tlie
Incorporators hit Robert S. Pettlbonc,
(leorge .1. Douglas und Carolyn Bortreo,
I'etlilione snys lhe purpose of the new
company is to buy steamboats und barges
on lhe Yukon und operate Iheni,
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Ite In Aeeimetl of ('iiiinIiiu Hie lleiilli
of Ills Son.
Helena, Mont., March 7.—Sheriff Sher-
loek of Jefferson county has applied to
Governor Smith for n requisition upon
Governor Clougli of Minnesota for John
I). Smith, who is ehnrged with being implanted In tlie murder of liis b-yoar-old
son nt ('limey. The hitter died February
14, nfter being cruelly treated by his father nnd stepmother, who now is in jail nt
Uoulder. It is ehnrged lhal they mnde
the little one remain outdoors iu a wood
shed and submitted him to other indignities which resulted in his death.
Sniilh is it swiiehinun employed hy lhe
Montana Centra]
To   Drive Out tile   l.'reneli.
llrnsse. West Const Africa, Mareli-(1.—
The Poyni Niger Company's force has left
kokoju for Solloto to assist the sultan of
Sokoio lo drive tho French out of his
and had wandered from linden, Germany, where lie hud boon born In 1803,
having beeu a Swiss guardsman, lirst
to Vancouver, then to tlio Sandwich
Islands, and llnally lo "Alia California," where he settled, built a farmhouse, gathered flocks aud bonis, got
into his employ skilled workmen, and
wns prosperous. He, however, wanted
one thing—a saw mill. Ho had been
compelled lo get his lumber at grent
labor and expense from lhe mountains,
far distant from his farms. So he
sent his millwright, James Wilson
Marshall, to Und a saw mill site. Marshall, who was a native of New Jersey, had Jollied Sillier In 18*15. lie was
then 33 years of age. This search for
a mill site made a untlon rich, lilled
the poekels of ninny millionaires, but
ruined Sutter und sent M.-irsliuil to the
Marshall went in search of the saw
mill site In May, 1847. He was ,u the
habit of Inking long walks ulone, and
In one of theso--lo be exact, on Jan.
84, 1848—he mude Ills greut discovery.
Watching the lull race of thc new mill
ho noticed bright yellow particles
mingled With the dust whieh hnd been
washed out by Ihe recent ruins. At
lirst he attached llttlo Importance to it,
but upon examination, seeing more mid
more of It, and some In shining scales,
the thought occurred to hlm tlmt It
might be gold. lie sent uu Indian lo
his camp for a Un plate, and lu this
washed out some of the dirt. He found
a few grains of cleat dust and went off
to meditate, He suid something io ins
companions to the effect that perhaps
he might Hnd n gold inlue. To which
they replied with smiles: "Guess not;
uo such luck." But ho could not put
the Idea out of his mind. The next day
he made a closer examination of the
washed-up soil, and found a nugget,
but was not yet sure that It w.is gold.
He weighed it In his hnnd. He bit It.
He hammered It between stones. Surely It must be gold. And so It was, and
so the great secret of the Sierra stood
He found more of Ihe metal, an.l
then mounted his horse and hastened
baelt to Sutler, to whom he told lho
story. A private examination by Hie
partners up the river disclosed gold
along Its course, and In the tributary
ravines and creeks.
Sutler regarded the discovery as a
misfortune. Without laborers his
extensive works must come to a stop,
presaging ruin. Gladly would he ha\ e
shut the knowledge from the world,
for a time at least. With the men at
the mill the best he could do wns to
make them promise to continue their
fused lo mnko nny promises as lo a
grunt of land.
The upshot wns lhat gold seekers began to pour lu about Caloina und the
saw mill from Francisco and Monterey,
und Suiter hurl llnally to abandon most
of his Industrial enterprises, The stories of those days would fill volumes,
and It only remains to chronicle the
fiilcof the two luckless men who found
the treasure, but did not prolit by it.
Suiter's saw mill did not prosper, be-
T1IH  I'lllST --l-AIIIZ  Mil.I..
cause lhe gold fever had absorbed ull
of the labor, nud no hands oould be gotten to do work oilier lliun gold mining.
Neliher he nor Marshall succeeded in
doing much nt milling, nud so they
went from bud to worse.
Marshall wns driven nwny from Onlo*
ma by the tights between the Indians
and the liirushlng gold seekers. When
he returned several years afterward
he wns bankrupt. He did nil sorts of
things for eight years, and In 18B7 returned to his old home mid made a living by sawing wood, making gardens,
and cleaning wells. Subsequently he
received a small pension from the
state, hut died in 1885 in poverty nt the
nge of 73 years. Sutter met almost us
bud a fate. He died almost In want,
nnd wns nt one time threatened with
dreams of the almshouse.
Marshall's secret onee out, the Vorhl
begun to pour Into Cnlifornln. There
were no railroads and uo oilier sort of
roads to the Golden Gate in those
years, but nil that then were In the
West led lo California, and crowded
caravans crossed the Sierras constantly
and thronged packet ships Sailed from
Europe and from the Atlantic const of
America round the Horn to lhe glittering shores of the new HI Dorado.
From February; 1S4S, to Mny, 1848,
more thnn 300 Square-rigged vessels
were tying In the harbors stranded nnd
disabled for want of sailors, the crews
having deserted to go to the gold region.
At this time the average yield of gold
for each loan engaged wus fur greater j
than In any subsequent year, yet the j
tools were primitive, u. they were uj
yeur ago in the Klondike, being mere- j
ly u pun, a rocker, and a knife.   The
littler was used only in erevlelng; that
Is, lo pick out nuggets from the cracks
of the rocks, or occasionally In dry diggings rieli lu coarse gold.   But the re-
lurns were large because there were '
low to share tlie gains und those few j
hnd the choice of the best placers,   lu
this wny In the full of 1848 mid the win-
ter of 1S4II ihere were gathered by ai
population of 8,000 or 10,000 gold  to j
the value of 810,000,000, un average of
$1,000 and more lo ench muu for the
O heart of mine, we shouldn't
Worry sol
What we've uiisst'.l ..I mini we couldn't
Have, yon know!
Whnt we've met of sturtny puin,
Ami of sorrow's driving rain,
We enn better meet again,
If it blow.
We have erred in thut iliirk hour
We lmve known.
When our Ictirs fell with the shower,
All ill	
Were not shine uud shower blent
Ah Hie gracious Master meant?
Let us temper our content
Wiih His own.
l-'or we know not every morrow
Cull he Slid;
So, forgetting nil tin. sorrow
\\*r- lmve lnnl.
I.r-I   us  f.rlil   :i way  ..ur feui-s,
Ami put l.y our foolish tears,
Ami through ull the coming years
.Inst he glu,I.
—James Whitcomb Riley,
lirst half of the year 1S4I),
15,000 souls were added to
tbe population of San Francisco,
nnd during the last six mouths
of that year came 1M.000 more.
When the returns were made to
the United Slates authorities In
1881, the town contained 371 Individuals, and very few more resided
In It up lo the discovery of gold nt Sutler's Mill, Like Ihe magic seed of the
Indian Juggler, which grew, blossomed nnd bore fruit before the eyes of the
spectators, San Francisco seemed lo
accomplish In a day the growth of half
a century. The people came from every Stale In the Union and every land
under the sun. They lived ln board
shanties, and in canvas tents pitched
■In the midst of suud and mud. They
slept ln rude cot.s, on boards, tables,
counters, floors, trucks In the open nlr;
some hud horse blankets, others only
it coveting of Ileus.
The employments of the newcomers
were as varied us their nationalities.
They worked nn anything and everything. Common laborers received $10
per day uml ordinary mechanics $20.
Five dollars a tiny wus about the smallest stipend paid even lo boys. A pick
and n shovel were worth $10; a tin pun
or wooden bowl $5, and a butcher's
knife $80. Lumber rose to $5(10 per
1,(1(10 feet. Wheat (lour und suit pork
sold nt $400 a barrel; a small lonf of
bread wns BO cents, nnd a hard-boiled
egg $1. You paid $3 Or gei Into the circus, and $55 for a private box. Ordinary course boots cost $41) a pair; a
stout pair was worth $100. When a
shirt became dirty the wearer threw ii
away. Washing cost $15 a dozen In
Rents were monstrous. Three thou
sand dollars a mouth was paid in advance for a store hurriedly built of
rough boards; nnd a small room on lhe
second floor used ns a lawyer's oflice
rented for $1,000 n mouth. Lodging wus
equally extravagant, A bedroom In a
hotel costing $250 n month, nnd a sleeping berth or "bunk," one of fifty lu lhe
snine apartment, $0 a week.
In the social life of Snn Francisco nt
Hint period Hie gamblers cut the widest
swath, They constituted a controlling
class, with whom wns nil Hi'.' physical,
moral and financial force. Nearly everybody gambled and the stakes wore
sometimes enormous. As high ns $20,-
000, It is said, have been risked ujkju a
card. Five thousand, three thousand
and one thousuud were repeatedly ventured.
Sunday was a "wide-open'' day lu
California In 1840. It was looked upon
only ns a dny for trading, recreation,
spreelng, business meetings and preparation for the business of the ensuing
week. It wus very common to sec large
curds hung up In boarding-houses uml
business places like Ibis: "All bills pnid
up here on Sundny." Thnt was the day
for miners to get their blacksmith
work done and lay In their supply of
provisions for the week; the duy for
holding public meetings for the enactment of other municipal business.
Hcr Record for the Year Wus 111,080
Miles uud 117 Centuries.
Mrs. Jl. S. Allen, of Worcester, Muss.,
Is a proud woman. One hundred and
twenty-eight century burs hung from
lhe lapel of her cycling Jacket and
eleven more are lo be added. She hits
beaten llie ISIIII record of Mrs. A. E.
Illuclmi'l, of Denver, who mude 17,11111
miles und 11(1 centuries, by riding lust
year 21,020 miles and 117 centuries,
Out of lhe 3il5 days of 1SD7 she wns In
the saddle 200.
That Mrs. Allen didn't ride 3(15 days
of the yeur was not her fault. An attack of pneumonia, a sprained ankle
nnd prohibitive weather alone arc nt
fault. And now Mra. Allen ls looking
forwnrd to a year of cycling feats that
will outdo her owu wonderful achleVS*-
incnts, Including n trip awheel, uuae»
compnuled, from Boston to Ohlcago and
to other Western cltle*.
ftl P
1 £
in 1,1
VERY  marriage
Is hazardous, but
I enn conceive of
no   greater   risk
y-^w^^s^j-. than  was taken
[■    ,t :A*rl        hy    Hint
I n       handsome,
Judge Watson
was speaking of
a smiling, elegantly dressed
lady, whom hn
hud jusi bowed
mil nl' his olllco
uml to her carriage.
"She       docsn'l
look  lo  nn-
oue who hnd gone through ninny
ere trials In life."
"1  am  thinking of ihe chance
took, uml what might huve been.
snt silent, puffing at his cigar, so long
Hint the other suid:
"Well, I don't see anything so very
'risky' in thut."
Tlio Judge smiled, und then wenl on:
"Wall. It wns ih.. 'other one' that
Howard hud married. Maud had succumbed lo Ihe charms of a foreigner,
had married .".ml gone nwny wiih hlm.
'l'he 'oilier one' loved Howard, lnnl 'I
ways loved him. When she found, loo,
lhal he hud not the slightest notion of
tin- nue condition of affairs, sh in-
ceived lhe Idea of marrying him herself, und explaining in him afterward.
After much coaxing, und because she
believed Hull her daughter's hnppiu'-s
depended upon It, Mrs. Wardlow i •
seated to the plot. When they rel lulled from their wedding tour Howards
wife told bim every thing. He's a sensible fellow and was quick to see thnt
what hnd happened was all for his
"Five years have gone by und to Ibis
day he has never quit 'thanking his
slurs' Hint he didn't marry Maud, but
married 'ihe other one.'"
slory i.s worth listening lo, although,
perhaps, I will tell ll badly."
"Let's have ll by all menus," I snld.
"Very well," answered lhe judge;
"take u cigar, and. while we are smoking, l will try io tell you the story.
"The lady who Just left has u twin
sister, who Is now abroad. When they
were girls together It wns Impossible
io toll them apart, and when they grew
lo young womanhood they were literally us much alike us two pens, und Iheir
mother wns the only one aside from
themselves (hai could tell which wus
which, when Ihey were abroad In the
same attire. They used to play lots of
Jukes on ihr' young men. for, being so
much alike, (his wus easy to do. They
wctc pretty girls, und hnd scores of
young lieu Ils, ready and willing to huve
nil sons of pranks played upon Ihem,
for jusi :lit- sake of iheir company.
"Howard Gleason was especially al-
lenlive In Maud, und he admits Hint
he sometimes made the mistake of em-'
bracing the wrong sister- when he happened to meet hcr suddenly in u ihioi-
"The father, old Mr. Wardlow, was
rich ami proud, and only knew thai
Howard Gleason was conning one of
his daughters. Now Howard was not
blessed with ihis world's goods, and
old muu Wardlow was ambitious for
his daughters; so he very promptly Issued uu ultimatum. The young man
could huve neliher of the daughters
unill he hnd lolled.  Sometimes he felt
tempted to break Iris pledged word,
nud write to the girl. Imploring her to
send hlm a low words, if only enough
to U'll him that she was still faithful.
And theu his pride would come to his
rescue, nud he would sny to himself:
'No. I will not write; If she cuu't be
faithful to mc. better l should know
il now* than when il is too lule,' So
he worked, nnd tolled, cheered always
by the belief tluil u fair, sweet girl was
wailing lo welcome him home, and
counting Ihe hours jusi ns he wns doing.
"Luck wns with Ihe young ninn. and
In liule more than a year he mid his
partner 'struck It rich,' and he was
half-owner of n mine I lint promised to
become one of the richest lu that country. Then he determined lo go buck
home und tell Hie girl of his hour! of
his good fortune, lie would be his own
messenger lu currying lhe glnd news,
so without a word he put his things
together ami started oast.
"(if course, having bad no correspondence wllh nuy one III Ihe town, no one
wns aware of Howard's good fortune,
und when he arrived at his old home
he came unheralded, lie took only
sufficient time to brush up a bit, and
then he sinned for Mr. Wardlow's.
Arrived nt the house he knew so well,
nmi ihe afternoon being warm, he
found nobody nbout, snve the old gnr-
dener, who wus looking after his flowers.
"'Where Is your mistress?' Howard
"The old man hesitated.
"'Can't you understand English?'
Howard said Impatiently.    'Where Is
your young mistress'/'
" 'She's—she's—In lhe grove, sir,
n-readin'," said the old man, bowing
obsequiously, nnd without more ado
Howard went to seek her. Yon can
perhaps Imagine the meeting, He
came suddenly upon a fair young creature swinging In her hummock under
the trees aud reading. Coming up
quietly behind her he Hung his arms
about her nud Caught her to his heart,
as he covered her face with kisses.
"Then he held her off at arm's length
and said:
" -Maud, my darling."
"While she answered 'Howard!' and
hi-.' her face on his breast.
"Howard had walled sufficiently long
for- his wife, and so they were qltietly
married the next day aud left at ouce
oc their wedding tour."
Here the judge ceased his story and
Twelve million silk huts are annually
made In the United Kingdom, worth
five million pounds.
Kusslu possesses at least one luxury,
In a breed of dogs which are said to be
naturally quite unable lo bark.
Llszl's greut skill with the piano was
'n part rlue to his Immense Industry.
For years he practiced ten hours a duy.
The highest masts of sailing vessels
lire from Hid lo 11-0 feet high, uml
spread from oo.ouo io 100,000 square
led of canvas.
I: costs $5.74 per million gallons to
pump water to Chestnut Hill Reservoir. The engines pump 803.8 gallons
on one pound of coal.
The Sudbury Kiver aqueduct In 3511
days bus delivered 14,837,800,000 gul*
loiis to Chestnut llill Reservoir, uml
35,5uo.oo0 lo Luke Cochltuate.
Iu Geneva, Switzerland, ninny build-
lugs have beeu filled wllh electric Idler boxes which ascend uml descend
automatically in n shaft and deliver
the letters destined for ench slory.
There is much trouble nnd conflict In
the Soiuh over the proposition to iut
cotton uii in round hides. Nobody Is
exactly clear as to Hie result. Several
round bale compresses hnve been built.
There are 124 bridges lu the cily nf
Boston. The i-iiy owns nnd maintains sixty f ■ of ihis number.  The
railroads support thirty-three. Besides
these there arc also eighteen bridges
which begin In Boston, Inn end In some
oilier city or lown.
Poisnnotl liy a Stingaree.
There Is it llsh Inhabiting tropical
waters und often found ulong the Florida uml Hull' ciiusis known us Hie slin-
garee. Along lis buck und lull nre sharp
spines which luflict serious wounds uml
ui ihe snme time poison ilu flesh. As
a rule these wounds are very painful
but not dangerous, being much like the
sling of a wasp or hornet.
Hi*. Charles Spratt, it physician living
In Jacksonville, I-'ln,, wns fishing tho
oilier dny al lhe mouth of Hie Si. John's
River, and caught one of theso r-:;n
gnrei's. While removing' the flsh from
the hook he was slung on tlie left
hnnd near the little finger, The pulu
wns Intense nnd Dr. Spratt ordered his
boatman to row for Fori i leorge Island, where Dr. McAuley lives. Before the Island wns reached Dr. Spratt
was unconscious. Dr. McAuley was
unable lo restore the Injured iiiari to
consciousness, so he seni for the surgeon on board the United Stales ship
Wilmington, which was anchored near.
The doctor concluded Hint urtillcial
respiration wns the only wny to snve
Dr. Spratt's life, and a number of ue
groes were employed alternately raising and lowering his arms. This was
continued for ten hours, at the end of
which time Dr, Spruit wakened up and
lu n short time was out of (lunger.
This Is the lirst Instance In which the
si.lng of the llsh has threatened serious
results.—New York World.
First Prlnooss to Ride tn Bloomers.
Princess Louise of Saxony Is lhe lirsl
princess lo wear bloomers, The bicycling CWIZO early look hold of the
women of European royal families, Just
ns ll has of WO n everywhere.   The
King of Italy was opposed to ll and
Emperor William became angry wl	
his sisters und  cousins   persisted  In
wheeling uroiind the country ll » of
Germany, bill Ihey were forced in permit It, Princesses cunnoi do us other
mortals nnd so tbey had to forego
bloomers nnd ding to tho drop frame
bicycle. Hut now Princess Louise hns
thrown over the conventions and rides
lu comfort. The princess Is the wife
of (leorge, Ihe heir to lhe throne and a
brother of the klug. She herself Is un
archduchess of AtislTln-Iliingmy. She
is oo years of age and has Iwo sons.
French Device Against Firo.
The Theatre Fraucals, at Paris, has a
peculiar device to insure the greatest
possible safely for thc audience. Not
ouly can the scene be separated from
the"audience by a hermetically dosing
steel Curtain, but the roof of Hie scene
cun be uncovered nt a moment's nolice,
so that a draught of air is produced,
which carries away lhe smoke and noxious gases produced lu the fire. These,
It Is snid, constitute Hie greatest danger to the audience, often wandering escape quite impossible. It is on the
scene that the flre usually breaks out.
lliorul There.
"Ilopsnillh ought to take his wife
with him to the Klondike."
"Any special reasons?"
"Yes; I've noticed she always does
their snow shoveling at home."—Detroit rtee rress:	
The sweetest smile ls always bestowed on somebody else. THE   MINER,
ill Hisiiit Is piloted ou Saturdays, «al will
'J     benialltsl to any address in Canada or the
Ul.lleil Stut.-s lor one year nrr rer'ei|.t of two
dollar*!.   Singled Bio 'rvc rents.
CONTB4CT ADTEBTI8EMI *■:'- I userted »t th«
'     rate m* jy per column inch 'per month.
1     therato'ol IS cents per nonpareil line lirst
insertion,    .\ Kerr,*.;:.<:.is   running for a
shorter period rr nu three months areclfiased
POIIRESPONDEN '* from   Bverj   *.ii.t  Ol  llie
Yale Dislrl  r ,.:;■,......iriiirrr'uli.,lis tij.un five
i.i,i.s  always  acceptable   Send  i;r your
news while it Is fresh, and «■-- v,i'l Co the
-OB PKH :' rued out in nrsi class style
al the "    lest notler
Auilr.s- t*. II   M. i' U:l !*i. ..    I '■
QBAM0 1'iniKs. ii. r'.
Carson Lodfcc I. 0. 0. F. No. 37.
i. U. U. f. evening nr- o'clooll In Iheir
trail at Carson. B r. a cordial Invitation ox-
bniled toall sojourning hrethren.
Wm. M. r'r.-i':   II   ,
Tint Canadian Pacific railway survey
iany Ins completed it
lossland and Robson,
THERE 15 nothing new relative to the
municipal muddle and as far ap known
ihi situation i3 practically the sa.ue as
,t was tbis time last week.
Although no: officially announced, it
Is understood in the event ol Yale district being divided that the county seat
'.vill be established in this city.
The people c! (Irand Forks who arc
indifferent to civic politics except when
tilings don't go just as they want them,
ate the people who make corrupt rings
possible n. communities.
The province ot N :w li uSswlclt bas
floated a million dollar forty year loan
at 3 per cent., while the cil? ol Gr.n.d
Forks give )>;,oo) cohi caih to get somebody to take her $20,000 loan at S per
cent.   Quite a contrast
The Republ.c btad is the name of
a new paper winch will make its appearance a: Republic (formerly Eureka
Lamp), Wash., by Messrs. MeCaiter i,'y
Vlull, proptie'.ois of Tbe Reservation
Record, in about two weeks.
Thk death ul Mr. A. M Burgess, says
the Vancouver World, formerly Deputy
Minister of the Interior, will be deeply
regretted. He was an excellent oillyul,
il kindlv gentleman and will leave behind him only tkenio*,t delightful memories.
All kinds oi railway tumors are .'-.llo.it
and if o.--e half of them are lo bc believed, thc boundary country will have three
railway hues running into it inside cf
twelve months. Building railways on
paper is a comparatively easy task, bow-
The announcement 1; made from
V ictotia that Hon. D. W. Higgins has
tendered his resignation of the oflice ol
speaker. The ro ttoa given by Mr. Higgins fordoing thus 15 because he dissents
from thc Kiilway policy of the govern-
In ent.
Tin; latest re,.oris irom the Boundary
delegation at O.tawa is to the effect that
the prospects are that the Kottle Kiver
/alley railway will bc granted a char
ier. Tnis information, however, does
hot correspond with the newspaper reports sent out from Ottawa.
The people of the Kettle river valley
and lioundary country place but very
little MnfidenCf in the "cheap John"
ialk of t'no Vancouver ''chartermongers,"
as to the building oi the V. V.A E,
experience has taught them tha; rail*
ioads are not built on "j iw bono."
Il will be seen hy a special dispatch
from Vancouver to the Rossland .Miner,
published elsewhere, that the people of
Victoria an.1 Vancouver are doing everything in their power to keep the Kettle
River Valley railway from getting a
charter, thereby keeping the Boundary
country from securing competition in
UciHiii rates.
In snite of all the reports to thc contrary the Rev. McLennan has returned
.'rom Kamloops. It is a singular (act
that every time anyone from Urand
Forks leaves town lor a lew days
somebody stuns the report that he has
''skipped tbe gutter." «nd a mir.isier is
..0 exception tj the rule.
EvmtY day people arc falling over
themselves to get to si;-n the agreement
iiot lo use any |;oods bought in Victoria
br Voncouvcr unless tbe opposition to
ihe Kettle Rivor Valley railway is withdrawn. The trade of too Kettle river
.alley in iy not amount to much |jnt at
Jiresent but it is liibie to  in lime,
While lhe I.iberul parly in the Province ol Ontario have emerged Irom lhe
campaign with a very .mall majority
ihey still have the satisfaction of knowing they control the government machinery. There are i;| scats in the Ontario House, .17 ol which arc Liberal; 4 ,
Conservative; 1 Independent, The remaining one Russell, .vherc the election
takes place on the 18th, is a strong Liberal constituency and certain lobe car-
vied by the government.
The Grand forks Minku celebrated
Washington's birthday by printing a
portrait of that illustrious statesman surrounded with a laurel tvroath. The fa'ct
that a paper published iu Canada by in
American can do such a thing wuhout
anyone raising the slightest objection
shows what a delightfully free country
Canada is.—Victoria Colonist.
The Miner acknowledges that the
gall displayed in printing a portrait of
George Washington surrounded with a
"laurel wreath" is only exceeded by the
gall of the board of trade of Victoria in
passing resolutions requesting the 11. C.
representatives at Ottawa to use their
influence against the granting of a char
ter to the Kettle River  Valley railway
do hiild'through the Boundary country
hi alii'   i * 'ts iir-i ..   1   - ■'
five acr- plot ol land donated by Mr.
Thos. Ellis, as soo-r as the material c.ti
be pr.cured. When completed, the
government will be a:ked for an appropriation to help carry on the institution.
Sam Rcsc left tor Kansas tbis morn-
W. B. Davey went to   Rossland this
A first-class  butrhei   shop  would do
well 111 Grai.d Forks.
Cinis. Cumings says   that Jeff. Davis
got a telegram from Portland.
t to sell his do* now tbat
been given away.
On Friday ol last week Braden gave
notice in the legislature of his intention
to introduce a clause for incorporation
into thc mineral act making it necessary
for aliens to declare their intention oi
becoming citizens before being allowed tc obtain u free miners' certificate.
it will be rem.-mbered that a similar bill
was introduced at thc 'last session oi tbe
legislature, but was defeated. There is
a possible chance of the measure cai-
rying this time, on account of ihe aggravating policy oi the United Stales in
regard to Yukon matters and a few
other border questions. It is to bo regretted that a tree and open country
like liritish Columbia should be compelled to retaliation in order to obtain
better treatment,
If this question was left to the residents of ihe mining district to decide,
Mr. Braden's motion would be overwhelmingly defeated. Should the
clause become a law there is little doubt
but lhat a few of the Americans who
are interested in mineral claims here j shamrock at Mrs. i'rybilsky's mil-
would become naluiali ed BritishetB. linery* store, Corner of Kivciside and
rather than lose their holdings, but thc   Main etioets.
Mr. Thoma-., proprieior of the Tho-
,na*. house at Cascade City, was in the
cr.y tins week.
l'elcr Close and Win. Tight, two
Grand Forks sports, got taken in by tlie
police this week.
The annual report oi  the provincial      Ncxt   Thursday   is   St I'atriyk's dav.
Registrar   of   births,  marriages   and   Gpt your Shamrock at Mi's. I'rybilsky's
deaths lor the   year just cluscd shows! millinery store.
that   there  were  fij6   marriages,  1641
1TI0E is hereby r-Iven that 11 special reset-
of tho
iiuv- tlio -iili day uf
-on, fur the follow-
uir nf t&b "Pathfinder Mining, Redaction
md ty vestment company.Ltinited Liabilt
ty. will beheld at the office '"
brand Forks, Ii. (.., oi) Moi
April, ]S'.is, ut the hour of i;
lugpurposos: In] To consider a proposition
topnrcbase io additional mineral claims; |b]
to consider a proposition tor the sale of tliu
Pathfinder milium] el .im and to nana a resolution io enable the company to dispose of Die
whole ot any port of the assets of the company;
[c]toalftcharge one jas. E. Wulki/r from ihe
position oi director of the company.'
Tiios-i I. Pabkimsok, President
ted at Grand Forks. March 2nd, lS9fc
days after «hi ii- I intend tn apply to  tlie
the  'snap
Mr. Nelson Larsen has just completed
the assessmens work on the Wolverine,
The Marcus sta^e bad to run an extra
Monday night to accomu.oJatc ' tiis
Mr. Mithcll and h'-s father-in law,
Mr. Twig, made a Hying trip to Eureka
tiiis wct-k.
maj jiity \vo:ld preter to dispose of their
mining in 1,0rest, $nd return to tacit own
side of the boundary line.
births and 1320 deaths. Of the births,
869 were boys and 772 girls. The u-
crease in births over the previous year
was 389. Ot the 636 marriages, seventeen
of the contr iciing parlies went on record
a? having no religious belief; 94 were
episcopalian j y, Eresbyterians: So,
Methodists; 46 Roman Catholic; ig Lutherans; 15 Baptists; ani other denominations i£. The deaths included 671
males and 349 females, inclusive 0* la
dians aud Chinese.
Prof, Boice has opened a dancing
school at Midway.
The ore body has bpen stnick on thc
Big Windy in Summit camp.
Work, has been returned in ibe shart on
:h:* Snowshoe, In C .conwoocl camp.'
Rddgers and Young have a new tunnel aa their property, the Red Eagle, tn
Summit camp, too feet in ore well mm-
Work on the Rover near Boundary
Kails, l.ui b^n suspended on adeduut ot
J. Winkle, the owner, having blood poison in his hand.
Messrs Hamilton and Cork.11 bave
completed assessment work on the
(Jrcat Laxey.in Summit camp, and haVe
commenced work on the Black Prince
and Idaho.
J. C. Dale and N, Gottcfricdsen are
doing asieasment work on the Combination, m y.nith's camp. Assays made
trora this property tun from j"./ to $26 in
gold ana some silver.
Greenwood is to have a Roman Catholic church) the contract for which bas
becn awarded to J Ji. D^robier. Tiie
sue selected is said to be ono of tbc
prettiest sites in thut eity.
The latest report* are tc the effect
that the much talked of road from Kettle Kails lo Jiureka will never be finish?
ed, Th.- latest obstacle encountered is
wages due men on the woik.
E. 0. Brown is pross-cutting at a
depth of 3 i feet on the Matguerctte, in
Deadwood camp, and is in a solid body
tf ore almost identical to that found on
the Mother Load in the same camp.
The reports from Torodo creek are
very encouraging, several rich strikes
having been made there lately. Mr. A.
Galloway who owns property there
claims assays as high as $200 per ton.
W-. Shaw has just completed the assessment on the Blue Bell, in Summit
camp. The work consists of a ciosscut
of 10 foet from the Shalt at a depth of
20 feet. The work was all done in solid
Rev. M. C. McLcnncn will hold
servicen iu the Kettle River church next
Sunday morning at 11 a, m. livening
seryices in W. K. C. Manly's hall, Grand
Forks, at 7:30 p. m.—Subject, "Looking
to the Future."
The Prirorqse claim in Deadwood
camp i.i running full blast, si^ men being at work. A crosscut in a good body
cf ore ii being run at a depth ot 50 leet,
This claim U under bond to the lioundary Mines company, of New York.
A report comes from Providence
camp to the effect tbat Joseph L. Wiseman bas Just struck a ntteen loot ledge
of high fcrade ore oa the "Tex is" property in tbat camp. The "Texas" is
owned by Messrs( Wiseman and Van
S. S. Schuler left Tuesday morning
for Spokane, on a visit tu bis daughter
who resides there.'
Your annual assessment to tho MlNEfl
is due. It does not cost you anything to
have it recorded either,
Geo. CuraUigs returned Sunday from
Rossland,    He reports tho metropolis
ol the Kootenay growing rapidly.
Mrs. Mcl£enzic who has oeen suffering trom an attack of la grippe for some
time, is able to bc about again.
A report is current that a bond has
heen given on tbo Winnipeg, 111 Well-
fngtpn'damp, The sum named is $200,-
Mrs, Joseph Manly has gone to Kure
ka, Wa<a. for medical treatment,    Sh
expects   to   be   absent   lor a cjuple ot
Parties jut dbwp from lhe (forth Fork
report that at least twenty-live or thirty
people are doing assessments tn that
James Monoghan of the C arjboo mine
at Camp McKinney, passpd through
•o-vn last Wednesday on his way to
The interior of the Grand Forks Mercantile Co'.-. e;ore has be(;n treated to a
co.it of paint, which adds much 10 Its
W, B. Aris is authority for the statement tnat the telephone line from Kettle
Falls.to Republic will be in operation
inside of tinny days.
The latest report Irom thc water works
was that it was between Tulous and
J'lerrcs and thev were making about a
mile ana a ba-'i a df.y,
Fred Cooper i.i laving the sidewalk
that is being put in by theeity on the
east side of Riverside avenue'between
Bridge and Main streets.
S,  gchulcr  has  done   the
ment work on the It^sy Nell <
ra, lo-
cated ou Fisherman creek, m the
ty of the Seattle camp.
Chas, l.' timert has just cutnpicted an
addition t> his residence, and a room
between his residence and the livery
bam to be used as a bayiess shop,
Chas. V;m Ness, since bis arrival in
tbe city has put some eight or ten men
to work doing 'assessment on his numerous mineral claims in this district.
His worship, Police Magistrate John
son, will hold a small debt court about
the 30th inct, If you have uHphld bills
now is the time lo get jour woik in.
A great many prospectors and claim
owners are dpt-ntf th- ir annual assessment work and as a c'<jusequence there
IS a continual sounding oi artillery up
tbe North fork.
Fred Oliver of Rossland, came in
Monday night and lef; Tuesday lor
Wellington camp where hi is working
some proper:i^s recently bondea] by
himself and associates,
Travel bos more than doubled in the
last two weeks, This is one of tbe h<.st
evidenctp that an erca cf prosperity h;>s
cmommenced and frdm now on we may
look for better times.
"Sandy'' C impbell is doing assesment
work on the Herald mineral claim In
Brown's camp. The Ilerald 15 situated
between thi Wolverine and Minnie, and
said to have a very creditable showing
Frank Tru.vx came over from Eureka
last Sunday for tbe purpose of moving
his family there, whore he expects to
make his future home. Frank is in tbe
employ of the Little Covo Mining Cu. of
: Eureka,
I Ro38 and Mathewson are doing assess-
1 m-.nt work on their group ol chums in
Seattle camp. This group is composed
of ilu Standard, Blue Bird, Bis mark and
M-.htanu all ol which have a very ered-
Itabl: showing.
baft on the C. 0. D.,  Long L ike
is now do-Aii .1 > feet, and work is
being pushed as rapid au practical,
The ledge Is about four feet in width,
and is of gold b.aiing quartz. This
property Is under bond lo R. W. Mc-
Itis reported that the B. A. company
has bonded the pathfinder claim, on
North Fork Kottle river, for $6p.O00
and(;),OTj share* of stock tn tb<S com
pany, and a force Jf 1 ] men have been
put u> wo-k on the property1.—Boundary
Creel; Times.
Bill Guttendge, well aud favorably
known in ihf* city, and tit present orie of
the principal m ne ownert on Canyon | John M. Burke of Rossland, was an
creek, was m Gnenwood one day lost arrival InthfrCity frnm Eureka, whec
week. He re^otts thi prospects ol lhat , he has been f-r aome time past looking
camp to be very promising and expects after investments in that camp. Mr.
a large amount 01 wor^ to be done there Butke \< very enthusiastic over the
tbis season, 1 future oft iftcarap, and proi c b that she
I will bc a hummer the coining summer.
1^-Jr, K. Spragget, th« enterprising
lumber dcalei; cou en places putting in
a telephone b'MW-^en bis office and ihe
mill. This will Be ii great convei^lence
as 1 mill orde s oi lumber tan be tilled
withoiitf.be  delay  of  making a It tp   to
in.- mill.
Chief (.'niiinils-ii
id ,t   Wurks  fur ikt
"Rock Creek Gold and Copper Mining Com.
Registered the 27th day of January. A. D.,
IHTSBKBy CKRTIFY tlmt I lmve this day re-
c^atered the "Kork Creeii Uuld nmi Copper
Mining Company-," us an E^tra-Provincial
Company under tljC'CcrhipiCnles'Act. iss;," to
curry out <>r effect nil or any ofthe . bjeclri hereinafter set forth tn whieh t&elegWottve-authority Qf ihe Legislature of Britisa Columbia ex-
Tlie head otlieeof the Comnany I« situated In
the City of Bpolcane, State of Wu«liinvtitoti.
Tho aroouufofthe capital ofthe Company i*
ei,ylit bunderd thopsand dollars, divided into
eight hundred thousand shares 0! one dollar
The head olliee of tlie Company in  this Pro
We Lead Others Follow.
Thjis week we are Oltcring ^ fine Assortment pf °
iriis-io o tu i,iir.'i,.iK.. tlie lollowfiur .le-iri I..-.1; Vi',"'L''» A'" '*,' <$ '» tho oltjroj Vancouver, and
lmr.l Bttuateuiii thu Osnynoa I.i- i-~i-.ii or' Yale' Jonar.]*,-***wu]ffsol*ii,Imperial German Criii*rril,
District in the Province of British Columbia.      i nlii,B6*uil,iri.ss i. No. Mi Granville atreet, Van-
Commonotn-! at a uost marked 6. E corner ut ' '•*•;" ■ L*rr'«theattoruey forthe ComnanV.
thc south weMcorner of Lot 717 North Fork ol     Tho timo of tho exlstenpo oJ tac -.'onipr-ny Ij
| Fresh   Dried   Fruit, |
Direct from California, It will pay you
to call and inspect our stock as
Our Prices are Right.
Kettle River ihence west forty chains, tlience
north forty chains, thence east forty ohalutJ,
thenee .south forty chains i<> point of commencement containing l60tfores ;^ore or less.
Qrand Forks. It. ('. Jan. 17th, 1»'.)I4.
Date of tirst publication, February 12th, 18D8.
Date of ItiKt ptibllcHtlon, April 10th, iS98.
MINERAL   ACT   1896.
Coin Mineral ci'-hu, situate In tho (irand Fork!
Mining Division   of Vale  District.   Where
located:—On the souih side of Ncwbv crook
nbout ono milo west of the North Fork of
Kettlo river,
TAKK NOTICE tlmt 1 Fred Wollnstrtn, acting
'  a-, agent for the Uold Coin Mining oouipnny,
l.imlied liabllith*. hoe miners corti(Inula No.
::;ilA.   intetui,    sixty    days   from   tho  date
hereof,    lo   mipiy    to the    Mining   Recorder for a certlncato 01  Improvements, for the
pun obo of obtaining u Croivn Granl oi tbe above
claim.   And further lake notice that action, qn
der section 87,*htiistl)u comraonfOd before thc
Issnanco of sueh certllleate of IniprovonTeiits.
Dated this 8rd dav of February. 1807.
Dai" of lbt publication, Feb. I2th, 1898; date of
last publication, April 16th, Wth, 181)8,
flfty years
I   Tno objects for whi'.h the Oompany ha;
1 cstabUshcrl are.—
J   To buy, sell, lease, bond, explore, mini.   .
! mill nmi to do any necessary work for the development and operation of mining property; to
construct, maintain and operate reduction and
smeltih'j/plantaor mills for private or public
> eouSiru-.it, maintain and operate trails,
linen of ErauBportatlon by land or water;
li. build flumes or ditches, or acquire water
power or water rights and to lease und sell the
same; in fact lo curry on a general mining and
reduction busluess In -nil its various departments in compliance With the laws of the State
oi Washington and tbo grovmcfl of Ijrirttd} Columbia, Canadn, under which wc shall operate
Hive uijiler my hand and seal of oflice at Vic;
torla, Province of ItrltlHb Columbia, this 2Vih
day of January, one tliousund eight hundred
and ninety •eight,
[L. b.J S. Y. WOOTTON,
Registrar of .Joint Stock Companies.
Date of first publication, March 5tf|. 1898.
Date of last publication, Apiil Otbj 1898,
I! ''.Mineral Claim (Lot B82) situated 111 the
qrand Forks Mining Divison of VuK: District,
where located:—Summit Oamp near the Ontario Mineral claim.
TAKE NOTICE thai [.IsnaoB, Uallett.asflgent
'   for Albert Keough, Tree Miner's certilicate
No. s'.r73;i, intend sixty days from the date hereof, io applv to the Mfnlng Recorder for a certi-
ilpiito or Improvements, for tlie purpose of obtaining u'Ci'dwti Urantof the above claim.   '   '
And further tako not ice tioif action, under section 37, uiubt be commenced bpfqre the issu
ance of such oeriiflcato of improvolnents.
I.  II.  IUI1.KT.
Dated this 6th day of November, 1887.
Ontario  mineral  claim, situate in  the Grand
Forks    Milling   Division   of Yule   District.
Where located:   Summit rain p.
rAklTNOllCJE that  I  William Rhaw, Freo
1    Miner's (.'criilicale No. 87,52ti,  intend, Sixty
days form the date Hereof, to apply lo tho Minim,' Recorder for a Certitieate ot Improvements,
for tho purpose of obtattiih'g a Crown Grant ol
Ibe above claim.
And further take notice that action, under
Section 87, milSt be commerced   before lloj issuance nf such Ceitiiii ate -»f Improvements.
Dated this Uij.li d;ty of December, 1W7.
"IS. C.,'! minora! claim situate !n tiie
Grand Forks mi ning Divison oi'Yi.ie district.
Where located:—lu summit camp.
TAKE NOTICE I InaacII llallct.as agent for
' Albert Keough tree minor's certificate No.
BilJStt, intend, sixty davs from the date
liereof, to apply lo tho Mining Recorder for a eerli-leate pf improverntmls, for the
purpose ol obtain! ng h Crown grant of the above
\nd further take notice that action, under
section :j7, must bc co nmeueod beforo the Issti'
unco of sucn'corlilluato oi Improvoments.
1. II. iui.t,i:rr.
Dated this 7th day of January, 1898,
-M&B,      ,
,   .j.iv*:d5
Ajt, -' •*- >i^2
ry ilm i.it-iit.-iirini Oovernor, Inrs
iii  luiiku   the  nil!t,*,vliu; appoint-
18th February, 1808.
ri'll Ki
IM-VnilCtt J.rifNSON   Of till'I'llV I'l
1 l-rirl;-.
K-inlre, J. I'.,l,i In- I'ollpo  Jill lis-
unl fur thu suid Ulty.
Assessment Act and Provincial Revenue Tax
Act Rock Creek Division ol Vale District,
duuee with tlit> statutes lhat Provincial
Revenue Ta:;, and itll other Taxes levied
mtder tho Assessment Acr, are now due for tbc
year 1808, All the above taxes collectable within the
Rock Creek Dlyispll of Yale District,
payable anny olllco at Osoyuos,  Vale Discs aie collectable at tbe follow
er cent, on real properly,
ciit. ou assessod value
Fairview Camp,
Three largo mining companies are at
present operating in the camp.
If rumors are any indication tn fco by
there may  be something in  r
transfers worth  reporting at n
The snow has nearly dis.ippe
alonji the river and everything h.\s com-
ttienced io have a sprtng-like appear
R A. Brown, of Volcanic fame,  returned    from    Victoria   last   Saturday
morning, where he has been as detendr*
an   tn a Emit brought against him by
gard  to  coast parties who were interested in the
distant old Kmcaid company that furnished the
I money to run thc tunnel on tha   proped ftot" ; cny several vcaru :i^o.    Mr lirowu bays
"*   he won his ca e hnmls down un 1 that
when he got ilnou^h with them ihey
sneak, d off like a whipped cur.
Ing rates, viz:
If Paid on or Belore June 30th, 1398,
Tlnee-liilhsof ouajlDr C(
Two and one-ball per i
of wibriaml.
One half of one per cent, on personal pro
On so much of ihe income nf any norsou as
exceeds one thousand, dollars, lhe rollowlnu
rates, namely: Upon such excess of income, when the same is not more than ten
thousand dollars, one percent; when aft oil Czechs is over ten thousand, dollars and nol more
than twenty thousand (|o!Ur«, one and ono*
quarter ol one per cent.; whon Bucli excels
Is ovor twenty thdusand dollars, one and one-
Indf of one per cent.
if Paid After July 1st, 1898.
Konr-iifill- of ono per cent, on real property.
Three poroeut.oinhe nssosaod valuo of wild
rlirco-fourths ''f ono per cent, on personal
On so much of u.e Income of any pon-mii as exceeds one thou .unl dollars (lie following fatal,
Upon sueh excess when the sum'.' ta not more
limn ton thousand dolla.H, one and one-quarter
percent; when suc|l dScbkh Ik over ten ihoii-
sanrl dollars and leas than twenty thousand
dollar^, one and one half of one per cnnl; when
sueh axecis i« over twenty lhousnti*fl dollars,
one ninl ihi'cit -i|i in it els of one percent.
Provincial Itevenvo lax W.OO iut capita.
0. A. It, I.am;u,v, Assessor and (.'ollector.
Osoyoos. Ll. I.. Jan  :j, lt>iia.
The Bar of The A |
Garden Seeds. v»>
If you wain, to raise \l/
pood   Keeping Onions, h|j
they keep the Cclebrat- JIv
ed   Faiino  Onion  Peed \fr
(MoQlil Un'lv.) "
Coroner for-Graml Forks Mining Division
ol Yule DlBtrlot.
OH'IOBi—JiiWlee iiospitnl, Qrand Forks, D. c.
Provincial Land Surveyor.
And Civil Engineer.
Offici;, Midway, B.C.
Associate  Member Cansilian
^oclnty  of Civil Engineers.
TT   S. CAYLEi*,
Solicitor, Etc.,
QfflQ-j, M*il>i Btrpet,    -   UHASI. FORKS, B. B.
Provincial Land Surveyor,
Olvll Knglnepr, Etc
Barber Shop.
Centrally Looated.   All Work Qauranteed to be
Kirat-Chiss iu every Respect.
Bath  Rposii^,
RIVBR8IDB,     -     -      •       ORAND FORKS
Manufacturer of
Spring   Beds,    Mattresses,
GKANl)   FORKS,   fl.   C.
£**-y-:-:irw Filing ami all KlurJs of Repairing.
Via McElroy s
Stage Line*
D.-iily stage belwrn Grand
Forks. Leaves Grand Forlts
7:3a a. m., reaching Eureka
sai.ic day.     Return ing,  a.iiv
in GrandJKorks at 4 p. m.
Spokane Falls &
Nelson & Ft. Sheppard,
Red Mountain Railways,
t      Wrought Iron Range.
Our stock is ul.vriy« kept strictly up      «
to date ln every respect. -J
Tja and jt.^pair Shop jn •
Connection—    __ d
W.K.C. Manly,]
Bridge Street, Qrand Forks, B. C.
Dealer in
Tobacco and Cigars,
The Only Place in Towq
that Handles Fruit.
Jtisli Bupply Receive-! Daily,
Groceries, Salt Meats and Miners Supplies,
sTJJ-rrqsiiectors uml Miners will And it to tlielr Interest to give me a call belore puroh sing
I can snve run money.   Full Une of FiBlijnj- Ta-jkjr) Inst Received.
Choice Wines Liquors and Cigars,
This hotel Is located about 12 miles from Grand Forks up the North Fork.
Good Fishing and Hunting in the vicinity. Meals'serv«l at all hours, and
the best of sleeping ar-commodations. H. V. TORONTO. Proprietor.
^T^-l Joseph L. Wiseman, Prqp
1 |1€ •••
Grand Forks HoteL
Is the oldest and leading hotel In the city, and headquarters for mining and commercial men The house
has just been refurnished and the rooms are unsurpassed for comfort, while the cusine Is away above par.
AB Stages Stop at the House.
First-Class  Accommodations, Qoqd Stabling;, Termius of
Siage Lins From Marcus, Washington.
McAuley & Keightlcy,
■^v-Grand Forks, B.
F.vfrythinir New and Best Furnished
limine, and is in everyway prepared to
welcome Gjiefts »n*l provide Good Ac-
r.y^■rt^ er-rtrti-^ --ill,.., " -l^>
The Only 4'1-tall Route,without change
of cars, between Spokane, Rosi-
Iand and Nclsou.
The SteTiwindnr ig sbqwlng up well.
The result of the lir*,t ore crushed Irom
itis in every re.pect satisfactory tu lho
Mr. Sieve
hav'P.g rcrurtred 110:11 an extended
to New York, where he went to
frieilds of hij childhood days.
At a mectinj; of the dii*. ctors ol the
hospital, recently held, tenqers were
opened for the erection of a building,
the need of which has been sevtrrely
felt in this part ofthe district. The
contract was awarded to 11, Mcintosh,
.-..nd thc briildin;** will be ejected on a
Chas Cumings  received a Idler this
week from Dr. Hepworth', dated at the
summit, twelve  miles  from  Ska»nw;ty-
Ho reports tonii-.'eralj!o sickness on the
, trail arid says that a great marry pcop'c
..i.'ir***'.t js home again, j are turning back daily disgusted. He
visit says that he met Penrose at Skagawav,
who is ou his way lo Dawson Cify. Doc
says he stiyks up liis shingle everv i*.i,*ht
and always has a call or tiv ', The trip
is an awful hard one he writes and unless a man is made of 1 nst iron he had
not be t'e'r undeitake lhe trip. So far
the doctor has stood tlio trip well and
think j he Will he ableto njaltrMt through
jy/ithoiitdiflicu'ty, - -    ■<    ■■■!  ;.
Contains all thc Famous Ll-
V- quors of the Present day.    The
fc Ciyars are from relb.blq n*,akes
^ and give out, when in   action,
($ an aroma that sents  the  im-
f? mediate atmosphere   with  an
(i odor that la pleasing to the* ol-
fi factories of man.
A        In the biilard  room   of this
R hotel lhe ivory spheres can be
4 sent in motion whenever  the
A Public deiires.
(..-. *.. ....  '* *■' --U ■-.    War <«•   ■-- ~ 3
, Cirriiri: North,                             "   'Ooln-j Sout^
'UilS. a. m„.'„ ...MARCUS    3:M 11. m
i   close Oonueetlont nt Nelson with steiunboati
lor Kushi ami nil Kootenay I.a*>L. I'yrints.
1    Passengers *.rr Kettle River anil   ilotlilrlary
Creek couueot ut atarous with stag* dally,
If you want to Subscribe for
any Leading Magazine or Per,
iodica!, call on
Dealer in
l3testNovetiers in Stationery
Headquarters for Milling Men. B<r»
of wines, liquors apd Cigars. Special
altentio.' paid to Transcient trade.
Boifndaru Greek Mining Exchangs
<*** Financial and Mining Brokers <&
Groups of cliipis Bought for Stock Companies, ptc.( Etp
Q. W. WILLIAHS, Manager.
Daily from Marcus to Grand Fork§
Greenwood City, Anaconda, Boundary Falls, Midway
and All Points on Colville Indian Resevation,
Stage Leaves Marcus on tlie Arrival of '.he Northbound Train, arriving atJGran<J
ForkB at «:.* 5 p. m. Leaves the Forks at 4100 a. m,, arriving at Marcus in time te
ynnnect «itli northbound Train. Pasoengern IrpmKQOjepay P'»"i?* make CQnnocp
ioji || Bossburg lll^g nfiil poijj \\s,   **& 8 '"'" K'>^*«-i 1 -'■      ■'>.-«' *;.  l.«. ttamaamm as—aaaaa as
.'■mi'j'i j"n."iis
nstruction on the V. V.
E. to Be Commenced.
Ifbe Governments Railway and Redistribution Policy, as Given by
Mr. Turner.
Mr. Chas Hay of Upper Grand Forks,
^returned borne last Saturday via tho
JPenticton stage from a two weeks' trip
^o Vancouves where he went on private
business. On his way there he stopped
over two or three (J-^ys in Victoria and
during his stay in that city he had an
interview with a number of the opposition members, also with Premier Turner,
relative to thc chances of a railway being built through the boundary country
thia year. In speaking of the trip Mr.
Hay said:
"Knowing that there was a conflict of
opinion between thc opposition and (he
government, the opposition advocating
The government Bhould build and own
lhe lines of railway through the province
while the government policy was to aid
the building of railways by granting
Subsidies, and feraring tbat in consequence of the different views being held
in the legislature the construction of a
railway through the Boundary creek
country this year might again be blocked, the same as was the case last year
in the legislative assembly. I stopped
a couple of days in yictpria on my way
to Vancouver, and through the kindness of Mr. Graham, M. P., from tbis
district, arranged for a meeting with the
ir-embers of the opposition in the parlors of the' Drieard hotel. At this conference I urged upon them' tbe great
necessity ot a railway through the Kettle river valley and Boundary district,
and expressed a wish that they should
concur in any reasonable policy brought
'down by th'egovernsncrit for tlie construction of a line through this section
at an early date. The members present
listened with very kindly and careful
Attention, and signified their intention
of supporting any measure to insure the
construction of 8 railway the present
season between Pentieton and Kobson,
"A meeting was thep aj-;anged for
with Mr, Turner foi an interview. Fortunately Mr. Wood, the Mayor of Greenwood arrived in tbe city in time to take
-part in this meeting and in company
With Mr. Jaizjes Addison of Grand f'Vks,
Mr. Wood and myself waited on Premier
Turner and discussed In ly tbe railway
situation. Mr. Turij'er treated the dele"
gation with great cordlalty, and assured
us that all arrangements were completed 'or the construction' of a line froir*
Penficton to the Columbia river, and
that work on the line would commence
almost immediately, and not later that)
two months from diiie- that the road
jyould be completed within eighteen
months. Mr, Turner also stated that
£hore would be no land grant subij.dy
given, but a cash bmiuu ot $i ooo a mile
would begranled the company lor the
fvbole lenght of the line."
"On being asked if the C. P. R. was
to build tbe lhe, he smiled and replied
that lor the present we v/ill call it the
Victoria, Vancouver & Eastern, but that
Mr Mann ha-i left that morning to make
preparations for commencing construction tvork both rt Pentieton and Robson
"The delegation askod the Premier,
if it was not entirely against the rules of
tbe government, if he would inform them
How the redistribution bill would effect
the district of East Yale. In reply be
said that there would be a few additional
members added to the house, Kootenay
and East Yale would each have one.
The piesent electoral district qf the
latter would be divided into separate
constituencies by a line running from
ea-t to west at or near Pentieton,
,"fn relation to the political situation
the action of the present legislature will
pave considerable of a* bearing on the
matter. The government, by it? policy
bf aidiug the construction of a railway
Troin the Columbia river to the coast has
greatly increased its chances in ■*,<•
coming election.
tending from Gobson to Rossland, tor
$800,000. Along with this purchase the
company has acquired the smelter at
Trail creek and about 270,000 acres of
land in that vicinity.
Dr. Milue Says the Work of Construction
Will Soon Begin.
Tne following special to the Rossland
Miner, of the 8th inst., will be ot interest to the roaders of the Miner; as
its hows clearly what tbe citizens of Vancouver and Victoria are doing to defeat
the granting of a charter to the Ketile
River Valley railway.
The actual work of construction or the
Victoria, Vancouver & Eastern railway
will commence on April 1st, if not earlier.
This positive slate-merit was made by Dr.
G. L. Milne, one of ihe promoters of the
railway. He said ihe date on which
wo.-k would be commenced had not been
definitely decided, but it would be very
shortly. Work will commence at Pentieton and Chilliwack simultaneously,
these two poinrs being easy of access lor
supplies. As Dr. Milne put it. "Wc
will soon show the people of tbo Bonn
dary Creek country that v/e intend to
immediately give tbem the railway facilities that tbey have been clamoring for."
Tbe assurances that the company has
received Irom both the dominion arid
provincial governments justify them,
Dr. Milne says, in immediately ' commencing the work of construction. Interrogating the doctor further as to the
effect bf tbe chirter asked by Corbin on
.'the coast line, he replied:   '*ffaroad is
The Chances of Mr. Corbin's
Charter Good.
Will Construct a Road From Robson to tne
Boundary Country this Year.
Thc British Columbia Smelting and
Refining company last woek transferred
the smelter at Trail to the C. P. R.
company. The transfer of tbe C. & W.
railway is expected to occur most any
time uow. Parties who claim to know
whereof they speak af e authority for the
statement that it is the inteniion of the
p. P. li. to commence work on the extension of that road fiom Trail to Pentieton beforo the first of May ip. order
to control the output of the Boundary
country lor the Trajl smelter. In this
connection the following Montreal dispatch will be of interest to the readers
of the Minek:
" MoNTitEAi., Q ie„ March 2—The G»-
sette, commenting editorially on the
Canadian Pacific's annual statement,
finishes asfullows: "The Canadian Pacific Railway conlpmy is only 18 years
old. When its project tyas published
the people thqught it could never be executed. The system comprises 7,676
miles of road, o -ned and operated, ami
two Bteaipship lines on the Pacilic. It
Jias assets representing a value of 8^4,,•
000,000, earns $24,000,000 pi-r year, aiid
lis paying dividends, wkere some
►bought it would not earn the axle
grease for its rolling stock. Its story is
one of the most wonderful in the annals
ol modern business enterprises.'!
The Canadian' Pa -ilic's, annual report
announces that the Draw's Nest Pass
line will be completed to Kootenay lake
before the end of August. Temporary
connection will be made at Nelson by a
ijrain terry, whereby a through train service will b: established pending a"completion of the railway along the shore of
the I ke to that point, a distance of 60
Themuiimum gradients through the
Rocky and Selkirk ranges Is only one
foot in a hundrtd, which is barely one-
ualf o[ any oilier railway crossing eitbor
Tne company also announces that it
pill be necessary for it to'move westward from the Columbia riverat Robson,
fhe western end of the C, P. R. line, so
psto rearch Boupdary creek district, 100
rui'es distant, during tbo present yoar.
and the authority will be asked to make
fhe expenditure necessary for this.
The company also announces the pur-
chgsp of th*: Columbia £  Western, ex-
allowed to enter our province at the
boundary, running through the Kettle
River district, it will materially affect
and cripple the carrying trade of our
line, as well as divert our trade to American cities, Spokane, Seattle and Tacoma in particular. I am assured, however, that tlje government and members
of the house of commons will reject such
a scheme. I cannot see how they can
entertain such a proposition, as our line
is an all-Canadian line, opening up the
country, bringing our own cities in npar
connection with tbe mining regions of
Kootenay, as well as making the connecting link of the Crow's Nest and
other railways terminating on the Co-
umbia river.
"Have steps been taken to oppose the
granting of a charter to Corbin?" "Yes,'1
replied the doctor. "The boards of trade
of Victoria, Vancouver, New Westminster, Nelson and other town,s sent their
protests ou to Ottawa, and 1 do not fear
the outcome, as tbe sentiment of 'Canada for Canadians' is tbe watch-word all
al ong the line."
Work to Commence at Once.
Chief Engineer Tye, who has charge
qf the several surveying parties engaged
in locating the pentieton branch ot the
C. P. R,, which it proposes to build from
the Columbia river into the Boundary
country left for B miliary the other day.
He says the buik'iing of that branch will
be begun within a in ,nth or to.—Vancouver World.
Charged With Theft.
Last Sunday Provincial Constable I.
A. Dinsmore made a hurried {rip tb
Greenwood and arrested ono William
Kimball on a w irr.uit cba**gi ig h:m with
appropriating to his own u .e thn sum of
$ioo belonging to the Cjrand Forks
Mercantile Co,
It appears that a week ago yesterday
Mr. W. B. Davey sent Kimball over to
Greenwood with a ?ioo check aud instructed him to get it cashed and 'bring
Ihe proceeds back to (irand Forks the
same eyening. However, instead of doing this, young KimUall after securing
the currency from ibe bank in Greenwood conmonced to 'Iblow the monev
in"andhadit all spent when arrested
by Officer Dinsmore.
The case was up before Police Magis-
rate Johnson last Monday for a preliminary hearing, when on request ot the
prosecution thr: prisoner was reminded
until Thuesday when Mr. Davey, the
main witness in the ca"c was expected
back, but as he did not arrive in time, a
further remand made last Thursday, until this alternoon at 2 o'clock when it is
expected the care will be disposed of.
Solicitor Cayley appears for the private
prosecutor in ihis case.
Will Visit Grand Forks.
Thc Rev. McClennan returned late
last Sunday afternoon from ^Camloops,
where he went to attend the annual
meeting of the Presbytery, wbich was
held in that city last week. Mr. McClennan says that the charges prefered
against him were considered ol too
tr.lling a nature to be' noticed by tbe
Piesbytery. A commission has heen
appointed to come to tbis pity and investigate the church matters bere.
When the moving of the church from
its present site would be fully considered,
and it would be decided whether it
would be to the best interest of the mission to move the present building or to
erect a new oue in Grand Forks. This
commission is'expected to convene in
tbis city some time the latter part of the
present month.
A Good Appointment.
Mr. R, R, Gilpin, deputy collector of
customs here, received notification this
week of his appointment 43 acting deputy collector of inland revenues for
Grand Forks. Heretofore Mr. A. K,
Stuart has filled lh: office of deputy collector qf inland revenues furbotb Greenwood and Grand Forkn, and owing to
the distance necessary to bs travelled, i
was deemed advisiable to dvide the territory, Mr, Gilpin, as a customs officer,
has made many friends by his courteous
maener aud the announcement of his
appointment will meet with genprai
approval from all,
Drownded Oul.
David Woodhcad cane dqwn Tuesday afternoon from Summit camp
where he has been at work on the Josie
for some time past. Dave sayB that
operations had to be suspended on this
property last Monday on account of
water. The shaft is down 90 feet, which
makes it impossible to keep thc water
out. A hoist to b*e operated by horse
power is to be erected on the prooerty
as soon as possible and when completed
work will be resumed.
Are Out For Business.
In another column willbe found the
advertisement qf Jeff Davis & Co., the
Bridge street merchants. Hereafter
this firm willbe found in the front ranks
rustling lor business and they dq not
propose to be undersold hy anyone in
the Boundary country, ft will pay tbe
careful buyers tn keep watch of this
space as i|a-yy will be sure to find bargains
advertised that will prove of benefit to
Fqr Sale at a Bargain.
A dairy business; 26 cow's and paying
ui'lk rouie; all them rchinery for making
creamery butter.   The best  cf  reasons
for  selling.   Address  borr.   2fi,   Grand
Forks,B.C.   T    ''   •*""   *'-r   -■
However, Through the Opposition of
Messrs. M.ixwei*,  Alclnnes
and Coast Cities.
_ Ottawa, March 1, 1898 —[Special
Correspondence.]-—The indications at
present are tiat tire Kettle River Valley
railway charter wiil be granted, provrd
ed that tbe II. C. members wil pull to- j
gelher. A lar,-e number of tlu* members from Ontario, the Northwest territories and the pastern provinces are
favorable to British Columbia, and will-',
ing lo help ti in any way they can, ami il
Ibe people themselves in British Colum-1
bia, or rather their representative would
have enough loyally to t ie province to spetk together. Mix veil
and Mclnnis are so far opposed tothis, and I leg-c-t to say
tbut the Vancouver board of trade has
passed a resolution asking the govern-
ment not to gram this charter, bul to
grant aid to a road from the Corumbia
river through to the coast. Now, as
there is not the slightest possibility of
the government granting aid 10 such a
railway for the next live years, you can
readily see that this is a contemplable
piece of business on the part of the Vancouver people in trying to prevent the
Boundary people from getting a railway
because it don't run trnrn theirtown. It
is clear to the mind of eyery one wbo
knows anything about the situation that
the Kettle River Valley railway is the
only railway that will g.ve competition
to the 0. P. R., 80 if wc can get that
line built into thp Boundary country
then the V. V. &E road, when it is
completed would have cunne.tions, besides the C P. R., with three
transcontinental lines, viz, Northern Pacific, Union Pacific and the
Great Northern. If this charier
is blocked tbis season it will be
solely because Mar-veil and Mclnnis, on
the command of the Victoria and Vancouver people, and the V. V. & E,
charter mongers, will do so. Y„u can
well understand tbat the eastern members of parliament here will not be inclined to support it, if the members
from British Columbia and the leading
centres there fight it. It appears to me
rliat the Boundary country is being
cursr-d by a lot of pin-heads in Victoria
and Vancouver, who arrogate to them
the idea that all British Columbia is
composed of two place , Victoria and
Vancouver, and anything that has not I
us origin or its destination there should
be clubbed.
Mr. Richard Armstrong, Grand Forks
representative, returned from Toronto,
where ho has been for the past wei.lt
hobnobbing with members from tbat
Oving to the Ontario election the
hoitic has adjjurned for a week, consequently it yvill be thc latter part of
this week before the railway committee
will meet. Between fifteen anil twenty
members from Ontario and thc east who
are mo.-nbeis of lire railway committee
have promised io speak in Tavor of tbe
granting cf a charter to the Kettle River
Valley road.
It will be some time toward the latter
part of the month before it is known
whether or not that the charter is granted.
Not Formed an Opinion
H, A. S.'ieads received the following
letter yesterday from the Hon. Clifford
Silton, minister of the interior, in answer to one addressed hiin relative to
his opposition to Mr. Corbin's charter:
Ottawa, 2Sth February, 1898.—Dear
Sir:   Replying to yours qf the 17th instant I havo ha-l tire pleasure  of an iir-
Urrview with Mr. Corbin  and  his soli<,i-j
tor, and baye promised 10 Ionic carefully !
into the question   of  the   Kettle  River 1
Railway  charter,   1   have' nqt  as  yet I
formed any opinion, but I need not say j
that I will do what seems to me tq be in |
the intereit of your province.
Yours faithfully,
Clifford Sifton,
H. A. Sheads, Esq , Grand Forks, B. C.
number said it was not convenient then,
but they would pay later. A fe\v mon-.hs
passed and the man's bank account ran
low. "How is tbis?" be said. "My ;,.
I 800 bushels of grain should have kepi
, mo iu ?filuence until another crop wa?
raised, but I have parte i wblr the Train
'. and have instead only a vas1; number of
accounts, so small and scattered thatl
I cannot git around and collect them fast
enough to pay expenses " So he no-led
up a public notice and asked a!l who
I owed him to pay quickly. But leu-
came. Many said, "Mine isoniy a small
m itter, and I wili uo and pay one ol
the.-o days,'' forgettingth-t though ench
j account was very small, when all .--en-
put together they amount lo a 1 rye
sum to the man. Things went 01 thus.
Tue mm got to feeling so b-i-iiy tha li
fell out of bed and awoke and run ing
to his granary found his J,8oo bushels ol
wheat still safe there lie had only
been dreaming and hadn't sold his wheat
at all. Moral—The next day the man
went to the publishers of his newspaper
and said, "Here, s,r. is the pay for your
paper; nnd when next year's subscription is due yon can depend on me tn pay
promptly. I stood in thc position of a
newspaper publisher last nigbt, and 1
know how it feels lo have orre'rj boncstlv
canned monty tc .tiered in small
amonnts." The foregoing appeared in
a recent issue of the M-. iroprilitan and
Rural Home of New Yoik, and is o , appropriate to newspaper publishers and
their subscribers not 100 inks fiom
(irand l"orks that the 1111: dent has .1 In
1 a! application of a very striking nniiue.
It i.s hoped that the lesson it tear bes
will not be lost sight nf by thosewhn are
In tbe position th; chief actor in thn
parable foun.i himself upon awakening
to a realization of the actual truth.
Corbin Will Get His Charter.
A. K. Stuart, deputy collector of inland
revenues tor Grand Forks and Greenwood was an arrival fron Greenwood
Thursday, having come over to turn
over the records of the oflice and install
Mr. R. R.Gilpin, as acting deputy collector of inland revenues for Grand
Forks, his territory having been divided.
Mr. Stuart says that a telegram was received in Greenwood Wednesday, from
Editor Ross, wbo is at present in Ottawa, announcing tbat the Kettle River
Valley railway charter was almost an
assured tact.
An Interesting Batch of News  From Oar
SpriUly Neighbor.
Rev. Father Rivers nf R .ssland, celebrated mass iu the Queen's hotel on
Mr. Hodson has moved to the .-Urnonrl
ranch near Carson, and will manage
that place the coining year.
Messrs Weill: and Hanscom have each
purchased residence property on So.L!tli
King street, and expect to build during
the  summer.
J. Lagi;t)odeir has the foundation laid
for a business block on Government
avenue near King street. It is to be
20x30 two stories high.
The frame work for the postoffice
block on Government avenue, bein.-
built by the townsite company, is completed and lhe work of enclosing the
building has been commenced.
Mr Fee of this place, bas rented the
Reynolds ranch adjni. ing the townsite
on tho sou.fi and west and bave taken
possession. His son Abner left this
week fur Colville, after their household
Mr. Geo. Cooper has been awarded
the contract for laying tbe stone foundation for Mr. Chas. Hay's new residence,
work on which will bc commenced r<s
soon as tbe material can be got en thc
Tbe encouraging railway news brought
borne by Mr. Hay dom Victoria has taken
the weight of ten years off the shoulders
of neatly everyone in llievillege, and all
teel confident that we will have a prosperous year.
A rumor is rrfi-atto the effect that
Messrs Wells & Hatuoom intend to build
11 two stmy addition to therr blacksmith
arid v/agqii shop, the upper story to be
occupied by Mr, Wm. Carter as a sash
and doer factory.
A. L. McDonald's four room residence
is ready to be turned over to the plasters.
Contractor Geo. Copper has the contract and when be gets dope with Ibe
place, Mac will have as neat a little
cotrage as anyone might wast.
Mr. Hanscom, of the firm of Wells &
Hanscom, proprietors of the Upper
Grand Pons Globe Works, has rented
the rooms recently yai n'e I by Mr*. Hod-
son ip the Anderson ro'iidence and will
moye his family from Northport at once.
The co-oporative town bull, commenced sometime smce, is an assured
fact, enough work and material having
already been -uber.yjifjed 10 pomp ete the
buildiog The frame work of the build-
ing is' nojv finished and thc work i.f enclosing will be commenced at once.
The building is to be 33x75 feet, with
two store rooms on tbe liist flour .and
tbe entire second slory to be used as n
public ball, and when completed will be
one of the largest in the Bunirdyry district. It is the intention of 1*,. ring a
grand opening wbeu the building is
Grand Forks Minh;g Division.
.March j.—
Jumbo; Is'orth Fork. A. V. Aiuieibui..
M.ii.'h f --
-AlaBkii. <Jriiml Forks, IJ- A. tttjflt-jy,
M»rcli 1:—
Uattle Ax, 15rfiwn'3 damp.
March 4:-
Bti, B B-d.iy -'i ul.
.-i'i.' ir-iie, J aud Pownder.
March 5:-
■iVoiveriue, J. A. Manly for Gilyer Gold Mining compauy.
Muni! :<- -
Wellington j'jii:iR'. ;;1Li Claflc.
March -f:~
Betta#nd JfeoDorus, alllntorest, i;. E. Alex-
aini-erel nl to J. II. l-tini'tnii.
Iniry,';,; intm-st- John Thompson to Charles
-rViUareon oj al.
Black Bear, ^imurest, Hugh McGuiar io T.
J. O'Brien.
Mur-Jli 7:-
SUvor Knot,all iutero-.t, liof^rt C'luik to Hiin
March '..:-
.(-'ity of poaton, all inteiest, J"lin Lawless to j
Grand Forks, If. C.
IS a new House, with new Fuwllure
and everything comfortable  for the
traveling public, and has  accomr.io-   ljj$Jl
tions for a large  number  of peop,'e.
The Dinfrig  Room   is   provided  wi;h
everything in the market.
The bar J* repleted with the best
Wines, Liquors and Cigars.
^ s-s-■^,*a.2?.^-^^.^^^*@=^r*^#^<-i:^%%^§*%.
City of ll.rst in, nil Interest, 1). o\
-I to 1'. .!■
Will Bc at Work in Sixty Days.
Judge Spinks was an arrival from
flrissburgh Tuesday afiemoon on his
w iy to Midway where he goes to hold a
sitting of the county court on Thursday.
The Jiid^-e expects to return to the
Fork. Friday and will remain here untjl
Monday at which lime the March sotting
of thu county court will occur. In
speaking of the prospects lor a railway
being built through tbe district the
coming Season, he says there is no
doubt but one, if not two will be built
and expresses thc belief that the C. V,
R. will be at work at both ends of the
route on an extension of thc line from
Robson to Pentieton inside of Go days.
Must Commence Work in Oae Year.
The announcement tbat the provisions of the charter now being applied
for by the Kettle River Villey railway
company provided tbat tbe construction
should be commenced iu two years and
completed in seven created cpiite a sensation on tbe streets last Sunday.' Hut
afrcr it was understood thnt this clause
in which to commence work had becn
changed to read one year instead of two,
and that the road must be completed in
two yoars instead of s*ven everybody
felt much better and no doubt a number
of our ci'.isens slept sounder than they
have ior some time past.
A Business Parable,
Qnce a farmer had  I.Soo bushels of
wheat   which   be   sold, not to a single
grain  merchant,  but to  I.Soo different
dealers, one bushel each.  A few of them
pair} birr; in cash but by far the greater-
h  '- -  ''   " ■- -    i    r     .      *   r,.   ...  .1   f
Home Made Butler.
Mr. N. Mardon, the entcrprisii
prletpr of the B, C, Daily, has n
the manufacture of bis celebrated
ery butter.   This announcement
bailed with delight by those wh
fortunate enough to procure the r
ol his dariy last season,   There
ing more wholesome than  nice,
borne made butter, and this can
tained from Mr. Mardon, and t'
our citizens who desire  to ob.ain
from bim should   placo iheir or
once us he  can  only supply  a
number ol families.
g pro-
will bc
I were
s noth-
be obese of
der at
Hold Arrivals.
At the Grand Forks- G. A. Berry
and T. H. G een, dry; W. T. Sml h, /.
A, Kvans, J. P. Kiood, R. M tiny and M-
McGrath, Greenword; K. Iliys and
wife, Jas. E. Walker and R. K, Neil,
Spokane; ly. Marks, Victoria; H. Darling, Vancouver; P. J. Byrne and 11. S
Jones, Rossland; G, Patterson, Marcus; J
P. G. Gil, Ainsworth; and C. A. Wrignt,
At the Alberta: C. Pratt, Miss Pearl
Dunbar, D. W. Yeargain, and Sam Silverman, Eureka; li. Gallagher, Nelson;
J. P. Flood, C. S. Price, J. J. Car.field
and A, K. Smart, Greenwood; Jas. C.
Cunningham, L. McAltee, Ll. T. Keck
and wile, J. J. Weger and Frank Ro-
bary, Spokane; John M. llnr^..., E. J
Edward r, S.Curtis, Daniel Leei F. B[
Jones. T. J. Bryan and Judge Spinks,
Rossland; R.B. Thomas, Nelson, Wash ;
C. H. Thomas,   Cascade   City;   E.   F,
Plummer, Port Towns-nd,   Wash.;   U.
D, Emylast und J. M. Schutt, Way-tide,
At the Cosmos: John Fox, Greenwood;
James Lewis, Curlew; Torn and John
lay, J. Powers and Mr. l'ric.*, Rossland;
l'homas Ryan, Eureka; John Girl, Cas-
cade City; J. Henderson, Spokane; E.
Snillb, Portland) Ellen Johnson, Ross-
land; C. D. Roth and daughter Geana,
Mr. and Mrs. Wright, Gre.-nwood.
At the Presleri Fred Q. Curtis, G L.
Lockman and Thomas Clark, Eureka;
Garrett Graham,—Grayer and James
llanbard, Rossland; F. W. Rosenlelt,
l'homas Layton, !'.. l\ Mo;,, A. S. C,-aw-
irmJ, Spokane; Franci3 B. Smuh, England; W. T, Sm.tii, Greenwood; Henry
Wasrnan, Butte; Paul Sim, Rossland;
Joe Lebane, Qu irts Creek; A. F. Loh-
| man and J. C. V.iger Spokane.
A Lillie More Work Needed on It lo Make
It First class.
Outside of oneor two steep grades the
marl from Grand Forks to Summit camp
is said to be ia f.'.irly giod condition
Parties who bave been over the road
say that these grades ran be avoided
with comparatively title expense and
work Jt it is done before the frou is entirely out ol thu ground and the road is
cut up by travel. The importance uf
this road is apparent to every business
man and nu time should bc iest in seeing that tins work iy done at onee, as
delays are dangerous,
Taken a Partner.
W. IJ, Collins, managing director o!
the Goiden Crown Mining company,
was married Thursday afiemoon, at
Nelson, Wash., to Miss Bruiumund, of
Wisconsin, The ceremony was performed by Judge Rice, ol Marcus. Il
appears that Mr, Ooliins.Mole a march
on his mo.<t intimale friends, and the
announcement of his marriage was a
surprise to every one. Tlie Miner extends to Mr. and Mrs. Collins its best
wishes and hope that their voyage
thioei;!j life may be a pleasant apd, prosperous one.
Fred Wollaston Sick
Ciuis. Cumings received a letter from
Cily Clerk Wollaston yesterday acknowledging the receipt oi the reso'u-
tions passed by lhe (.irand Forres Board
of Trade. Sir. Wolias on is still suffer
.ng from a seveie attact of toniotitis,
Arrangements hr.vo bsen made for a
meeting of the Victoria council to tye
held, wheu lhe resolutions sent by the
board nf trado of this city lo the Victo.
ria board ul trnrie would be frdly cun id-
eretl. Mr. Jam sAddiBon b&sgonc io Van
couvc- t, place t!-u matter betore the
board of trade of that city.
The C. P. R.
Livery & Feed fj
STABLE,      "
Bridge St., Grand Forks, B. C
||     Saddle and Pack Horses a Specialty,
B Open My and Night'
H PlentyofStall Room,1
Pliseoiiitirrs tut,.,, to nil Points in lirrtlsli
Colnniblii mid on tlionirservntionatBea*
Bpnablo (live me it mil nnd net my
I'm-.y  I will use you right.
mxxmmmtozmxxmxx m pot i
«**S9 »»»»      rJ3.*sr5S*5:5»SiirJys
(li All Kinds ol
| House Finish,
1 Sash  Factory,
*        Store Fronts a Specialty
Sunday Dinners.
It is not everyone wno can keep a
bote', but the Cosmos under the management ot Miss Mane Kaiser is run as
a hotel should be. Particular attention
is paid to the table and one of the best
cooks of the country presides in the
kitchen, .Miss Kaiser is making a speciality ot home cooked Sunday dinners.
These dinners arc served ot 5 o'clock
and if you want to enjoy a meal like
your mother used to give you, go to the
Cosmos. Next Sunday a regular old
fashioned chicken dinner will be served
and don't overlook the fact.
Cily Treasurer Addison in Victoria.
Mr, James Addison, city treasurer of
Grand Foiks, is in the city urging upon
the provincial government the mod tor
assistance in the construction of a railway in that growing portion of lhe province, lie will also suggest the desirability of the electorial district ol Yale
being divided into a ticrth and south
Oisttict, so that the mining interests in
southern portion may enjoy the advantages of representation in ihe locnl
bouse. Some proposed Changes in the
municipal clauses act will also be leeom-
mended by Mr Addison, who speaks
very enthusiastically of Ihe bri^-lit pros
pects of the Grand Forks distiict, in
whicli he is heavily interested.-Victoria limes.
Boneta Will Startup.
Word has been receivoi from Spikane
lhat it is the intention of tlie Boneta
Gold Mining Co, to re=ume work ou the
IJoneta claim on Observation mountain.
The information to hand is to the effect
lhat the woik this time will be done on
another part uf the cairn thap where
the tunnel has benn runi
Turnfd Over.
The stage from Marcus met wirh a
mislir-p Wednesday evening by capsizing on ii.,. Lew Baer htll. There was
eleven passengeis aboard at the i;me of
the accident oudbciond a lew scratches
lind bruises they all oicaped without in-
j -r ry. Tn s is the first accident tbat bas
bappend this season, wbii li speaks well
lor ibe manner in which the stag s aro
bandied on tins line, when it is taken in
consideration lhe condition ol the maus.
A Narrow Escape.
Mr.  M 1> jug.il had a very narrow escape one day   last   week   from  instant
death.   In company with  Mr.  Arthur
Mar. hall bc was silting on tbe rail ng
in front of the posiolli :e, when  without
warning it gave away thro.ving him 10
(be gr.und below a distance ot abaut 12
I feet win re he lit  I ea*.   foremost in  the
center of a ri1--f wood, knocking htm
senseless bv ihe fall.    Several bys'.and-
I rrs at once went to his  assistance and
J picking him  up canied  hinn in <o the
I Victoria bote1, where he recovered con-
'scjehceness in a short tim-..   Mr.  Mc-
Do'ugal cangrarulates himself; that bis
neck was not broken bv tbe fall.
Eggs For Sale    $1 50 Per Selling.
From full-blood Pi/moth Rock chickens.   Premium stool;.
Geo. VV. Ingkaiiam.
•%,'T, G- COOPER,
jj; Wui,uJaeiu;crof
I Brick and Lime,
^     Contractor of nil kindaof MnBon Work.   Estl
fa , ."Hti'H.'n work cheerfully fflvan,
Hi *
I Fnraitiu-eMade to Order, | Plain and
;(i Saloon and Store fixtures,        S
•ii 4
i,\   .T
I at^Srs wiu "eive Prompt I Fancy Stationery
I R Spraggett, §
1      Grand Forks.B.C.
« <l
#ft D<> you know tlmt now in tho lime io ^}j)
jL Pick ,„; Property §j
fs>\ Before TbIfiSummpr is ovor will have ouo WW
Sli Uiiilroii.l ami I'rob.iblv two aiifl 1'iopcrty ^v.
$ Will Double Every 60 Days.
j/K Watch this Space For Snaps Every  <g-.
V"">'    ''•  m
/..           A fun* Lnlnri llivci-slilr Bvonlin I   M W I   :»»■' 1UJ sh,
W       aood fflton Wlnnlpogavenuo     inn nn -Jm on W
/ft         Five rninii liniisi. iilr.l.*<l*lni,l int  1,(1^0 1*0 r;.„.Hi M/y
IK          I.n uu r-rtnrr-mi Urlili*,* slnot  3,(900 no 1,'sW W M-.
"to         i;.mil I mil Btoro ill l.'l.i'irr draml Forks. 1.000 00 DM 00 W
Ho-i'i. r iiiiiiiiiirt-iiniinrs.  if you lnm- Anything to
..1,L,.,.«     I
iii'-iM- - Aliunuredothor*-   if yon nan	
/ll     wiili in     No ohArini unli'Mtial-p !■ imulc Ui
^T: if \iiii wain io Ifny HiiyiMiiK OQina *D(J SOO iup anJ I will bHV6 •»■
f%\     you monoy,   -v-jUrus* \\j
The Miner s Job Room
Is Prepared to do all Kinds of
JOIINSOI-T-   nt the   Miner
)fUco ami have film write you n i.olu.y.
Contractor and Builder,
GHANI)   FORKS,   1).   C.
Pirn, mnl Ki.oirlili-iitUiirfr ilrinvir. ssllin-llefl fur
nlshcdnn oil klndjol building, Wo***!sttlpUi
Urst class. •  ■  ,  ■ -   ■:
With Neatness and Dispatch, A WORD OF ADVICE SUPPOSE   WE   SMILE.
To   Tho*--   I.1111I11K   lo   Alunkil   or   Ihe
IU lit..    Bald   Field*.
line thin*- should In- impressed upon j
every miner, prospector or trader coming,
to Alaska, to tin* Klondike, or the Yukon j
country, ami that i^ tin- necessity Im :
providing an adequate and proper food;
supply. Whether procured in the states,
In-the Dominion, or at the supply Btores
here or further on, tlri- must In* hi-* prim-'
ary concern. I"pon tin* manner in which,
the niinei* has observed "i neglected tlii-l
precaution more than upon nnv other
one thing «ill hi~ bucccss or failure depend
i'leas-tnt Incidents Ot-currinK the
World Over-Suyiuijs tbat Are Cheerful to Old or > ..in,,; 1 iinu*- Selection-, that I. v. i . I,,,il v Will Enjojr.
"How  Miss Snilley must hate that
old lover of hers who went to the Klondike!"
These supplies niusl  lie healthful  nnrl !     "She sent hlm as a Christinas present
should   be concentrated. Imt   tin-   most  the menu they bad at the hotel where
careful attention in the selection nf foods j she too*dinner."
thai  will keep unimpaired    IndcBnltely A Bad Case,
under all the conditions which they will      Arihur-1 can see uow that Miss Kl
in the Blue Grsss Resjlon.
First Colonel—Have you heard the
Second Colonel—No; what is it?
First Colonel- Our old friend Ma].
Puller has iiuit drinking.
Second Colonel—Do you mean it slio'V
First Colonel—Yea.   Positive fact.
Becond Colonel—Deuced sorry to
hear thai. When does lhe funeral take
Hcr   Loyalty.
Mrs. Wabash—Who Is your favorite
writer, Mrs. Ogden?
Mrs. Ogden—My husband.
Mis. Wabash—Your husbuudl Why,
what did he ever write?
Mrs. Ogden—Checks. >
wood doesn't care for me ur respect me.
hnve to encounter is imperative.    I'm* in
stance, ns bread raised with baking pow-|     Harry—What bus she done to make
der must he relied upon fnr the chief pint , yOU Hi*,,). B0}
of every meal, imagine the helplessness of     Arthur—Gave me u cigarette-holder
a miner with  a cun  of spoiled  baking; *•„,. „ Christmas present.
powder.    Buy  only Ilu- very  best noun I
the cheapest in i hoi md. Experience
has shown the Royal linking I'nwilci- to
he the must reliable, nmi lho trading
companies now uniformly supply this
brand, as others will nol keep iu thia ell-
unite, lie sure tinrl lhe bacon is sweet,!
sound ami thoroughly cured. Thoso aro
the absolute necessities upon ivhlch nil
niusl plnce u chief reliance, and inn under
in, circumstances he neglected. They
may, of course, he supplemented hy n-
nuiny comforts or delicacies us the pros-.
I lot- may he able to puck or desire to
pay for.—From the Alaska Mining Journal.
A huok of recipes for nil kinds of cook*
ery, which is specially vnlunl.lc fnr il-c
upon the trail or in lhe camp, is published
by the Royal linking Powder Company,
irf New York. The receipts nre thoroughly
practical und Ilu- methods un- carefully
explained, so thut lire inexperienced inuy..
with ils aid, readily prepare everything |
required for a good, wholesome meal, or
even dainties if In- lius tin- necessary
materials. The matter is in compact
though durable form, Hn- whole hook
weighing hut Iwo ounces. Under a special arrangement, this honk will In- sent
free tn miners or others who may desire it. We would recommend Unit everyone going tu Klondike procure n copy.
Address the Royal linking Powder Co.,
New Yurk.
ir. \i.nil Tcuiplulion.
"Why do you think Hlngle would
make n good alderman? lie's as deaf
as ii post!''
"That's lhe very reason why he
would be il safe muu. Your briber
never puts u proposition in bluck uud
All Active   \1 cinlicr.
"What makes you took so blue?"
"1 Joined the -Don't Worry Society'
this afternoon."
"I'm u bit anxious lo know where
the money fur lnlllulloi*, fee and dues
Is to come from."—Philadelphia North
Returning tin- Compliment.
Mrs. .luggs (time 2 n. in.)—Full again,
are you? Oli, what n big fool I wns to
ever marry such a brute.
Jaggs rdisligiiriMl but sllll In Itl-
Shny, in'dear, don'l (hlci lliink fr niiii-
Wlllle (after rending about the prize*
llghti—I'upa, Is Uncle Qeorge u featherweight?
Father—Why do you nsk such a
question, sou?
Willie—'Cause you snld he hnd ducks
iu his head.—Siiii l-'rnneisco Chronicle.
Horn, Not Made.
Rhymer—Do yon think I'll ever make
a name us a poet?
Spacer—Possibly; If you follow the
scriptural Injunction,
Rhymer—What's that?
Spacer—You must be born again.
A Shrewd   Observer.
"No."  said the capitalist,  "I've decided not to Invest any money in your
trolley line.    Your books show huge
Ihk***? Tr^fiZrVX
The machine simps of the Union Pacific
at Laramie, Wyo., hnve been closed, nnd
ull the employes discharged.
A 10 per cent reduction in wages hns
gone into effect nt. the Boston Company's
cotton mills at Walthain, Muss.
The Indian commissioners, in their annual report, say thai there is evidence nf
steady progress in industrial pursuits ami
education among the Indians.
Edward T. Price, aged 47, n prominent
nnd wealthy business man of Lexington,
Ky., committed suicide hy shooting him-
self in the. forehead, lie wus despondent
over ill health,
The Intcst, election returns in Ontario
show the liberal government bus been sus-
luincd by n majority nf three. The lig-
ures nre 4S liberals, 4:i conservatives, one
patron uml one independent. There is
one constituency yet tn hear friini.
Augustus St. Gaudens hns deserted
America fur Europe. His studio in New
York city, which lie hns occupied for 18
years, is for rent in the future, anil
the famous sculptor will make his home
in Paris.
Fire has destroyed lire large flour mill
of Cargill nnd Full nl Houston, Minn. The
capacity of (he mill was 760 barrels a day.
A huge quantity of wheat. Hour anil other
mill stulfs was destroyed. Several Milwaukee and St. Paul enrs on the track
were burned.
lu the case of a bequest to the Smith- I
soiiiun Institution the supreme court nf
the United States has decided Unit u ninn
cun bequeath property, the title tn which ;
is in his wife, where she holds il simply
us a trustee for him.
Peter Christiansen, u wealthy and. eccentric farmer living neur Sacramento, I
('ill., died n few weeks ago.      II develops
•Trick —Who's your friend?
Oscar—Friend!   That isu't a friend.
That's my wife.—Chicago Inter Ocean.
nlr- you're (hie) only foul 'n pliisbc-
lolsh bigger fools 'n you llilci; I wash
bigger foul iiiyshclf fr (hie) not let tin'
you b'couie 'n ol' maid.
Smith—Do you believe lu Cbristiau
Bcience ns u faith cure?
Jones—Certainly; the Bible justifies
Ils practice,
Smith—Does It really?
Junes—Yes; II. snys, "To die Is gain."
Modern SpiirtaiiB.
Tlmkins—Those Kentucky colonels
nre evidently modeled after the ancient
Slmklns—Why so?
Tlmkins—The Spartans, you know,
were never known to "lake water."
No Cowa to Annoy.
Ample Grounds.
Yes," suid DeAuber, "1 um firmly
that ho left a will which wus in lhe cusl'n.' wedded lo my art."
dy of u Snn Francisco lawyer, who hn* i     "Well," replied his friend, "Art might
since died.     The lawyer's executors mall* j (?<•• 1 divorce ou the grounds of liicom-
ed thc will to Christiansen, und it is now | pntlblllty,"
in the dead letter olliee. whence it will he
reclaimed und prohnir.il.
The Inrgest mortgage ever tiled  in K!■]
Paso county, Col., hns been placed on rec- j
ord in the county clerk's olliee nt Colo.
milo Springs.   II. was filed hy the Chicago, j
Hock Island & Pacific railroad and is for
the sum of $1(1(1,0011,11011 in fnvor of tlio
Central Trust i oinpuny nf New York. In
secure the payment of certain bonds, The
mortgage is on tlie railroad nnd its equip*
Snn Francisco reports thut the four i.f
ill-ought, nnd failure of the emps, which r
had given a gloomy color lo reports from
the interior during the hitler end of win-:
ter, have been in a great part dispersed
by the recent, ruins. So opportune were
they that now far froni feeling iippi-clu-ii*
ston tho agriculturalists <»f California are
in a most optimistic frame of mind, and
save in n. few localities ure contented with
the outlouk.
Captain Oldrleve, who is planning in
walk iiernss the Allnntic ocean from llrrs-
ton to Havre. France, will begin his jour-
ney July 4.    Ile will wear on his feet u
pair nl cedar boxes live feet long, wilh :
lins at the bottom and sides.    They are i
very light, hut strong enough lo sustniu [
his weight.    In these he is able to walk
over choppy    sens, nnd    even in heavy
swells uf the ocean.   Cuptiiin A. W. An-1
drews will accompany   him in a small [
Fred Moore, the murderer of Tom An- j
derson, was taken from lhe county jail
nt Senutohia, .Miss., und shot lo death by
a mob of 60 persons, Anderson und Moore '
quarreled about some trivial matter.
Moore followed the man nnd shot hiin live
limes, afterward placing lhe body on the,
railroad truck to hide the crime.
She Nu, dear, wc can't go lo your
uncle's farm next summer. The cows
annoy the baby.
Ho—Suppose wc summer nt our milkman's place? -Cleveland Loader.
profits, 1 know, but 1 nm convinced
that it Isn't the best paying line lu
"Mny I nsk whnt led you to this opinion?" said the president of the coin-
"I huve just boen looking at sonic of
your cars, aud I lind that the simps
Inside arc almost as good as new."
At the Hreukiast Table.
"I attended the theater lust night,"
said the dry goods clerk, "uud the play
wus out of sight."
"What was the tialure of It?" asked
the little blonde stenographer.
"It wns n melodrama,'1 answered lhe
yardstick manipulator, "and the last
scene Is quite realistic. Just ns two bur-
gliu-s crawl lu at thc kitchen window
the clock strikes 1, nnd "
"Pardon me for interrupting you,"
suid the athletic boarder, "but which
one did the clock strike?"
Keiulnlne Charity,
Ella—Poor Maude Is penniless, thoy
HntHe—Ycs; Isn't It n shnmc? Hor
face was hcr fortune, uud she gave It
nwny when she begun lo use paint,
He Was Forewarned.
Mrs. Wederly—Why Is It thnt you
never ent any of my biscuit? My Urst
husband used to cut three or four of
them every morning.
Wederly—Well, you should be the
hist person In the world lo speak of It.
Mrs. Wederly—Why so?
Wederly—Why so? Have you forgotten ihni your first husband died or Indigestion?
It Seems Plausible.
She—I wonder why a little apple
caused Adam's downfall?
He (recalling a recent experience)—I
suppose the buunnu peel hadn't been
discovered then.
Bradstreet'ssaysi February bunk clearances, as reported In Bradstrcct's, point
to an immense volume of business done
in the country during the past, month. The
total clearances, though naturally smaller
thun January's record in totals, are evidently so only because nf February being
n short month. Tlie total clearances,
though naturally smaller Hum January's
records in totals, wore evidently so only
because of u holiday still further curtailing tho time available for business transactions, for the renson thnt tho average
duily clearances were larger than those
of January, and tho monthly total was
heavier, not only than for any previous
February on record, but linger thun most
months of inn inn I yen rs.
You (lei Three (.lieusc***
1 saw n man once kiss u girl,
Whon on u drunken spree.
Now which of us wus drunk—
Tho mail—the girl—or mc?
Cause and Direct.    """
Brlggs—Why, what causes your liule
boy to cry so?
DIggs—Il is Uu- result of his absence
of mind,
Biggs- Absence of mind! How Is
DIggs—Well, you see ho didn't mind
what his mother- told hlm, so 1 hnd to
punish hlm.
Wherein   They Differ.
"No, sir," snld lho rnbld frec-thlukor;
"lhe Idea Hint there ls n God never for
a moment has entered my head."
"Snine way wllh my do.;," replied the
deacon, "hut. he doesn't go round howl-
lug about It."
Friendly Advice.
"This poem," said tho editor, "will
never do as It uow stands. 1 would
suggest that you take It around lo some
"Why so?" asked the poet.
"Its feet need attention."
Somewhat   Similar,
"Yaws," said young Softlolgll,  "mc
Inslwuclor lolls ine Hint I have u won-
dutiful car for music, doiicher know."
"So hns ii mule," replied Miss Cutting,
"but he hasn't enough lo understand
Sawdust and shavings arc not the Industrial outcasts as usually believed.
They have been lurned lo account In
milking a finely powdered vegetable
Charcoal, excellent iis a nitrating
medium, Sawdust Is now mixed wllh
mortar, In the place of hair. In sawmills, by a series of automatic fans
und Hues, the sawdust ls can-led lo another building nnd fwl to the engine ns
fuel. Sawdust Is converted Into oxalic add—this method of making the
chemical having by lis cheapness and.
rapidity displaced every other method.
The sawdust of hard woods, such as
rosewood, cliouy, etc., Is by u French
Invention reduced lo u powder, and
mixed with blood Into a paste, some
other materials are added and It Is
pressed Into moulds, whore It receives
beautiful medallion Impressions.
Amy (shyly)—So, in compassion, I—
I—kissisl hlm.  Mamie—For pity's sake!
—New  York Journal.
"Do you kuow I don't think much of
Mawson." "You don't have to. You
cun size Mawson up Iu two seconds."
—Brooklyn Life.
Reggy—Aw—Miss Guace, yonah always In my mind, dontcher know. Miss
Grace— (loodue-ss! that Is worse than
living in a Hut.—Up-to-Date.
He—She told me I was the light of
her heart. She—Thou what? He—
Well, her old man came down and put
the light out.—Columbus Journal.
Her Father—Have you heard my
daughter sing, young man? Edwin—
(nervously)—Ye-es—sir—but lu splie of
that—I should like to have hor, sir.—
Ally Sloper.
Tommy—A lighthouse Is n sign ol
rocks Isn't It, paw? Mr. Flgg—It depends on whether you arc referring lo
tho seashore or the draniii.—Indianapolis Journal.
Salllo lie Witt—Do you play whist,
Mr. Lunge? Willie Lange— Me play
whist? Woll, I dou't think. Salllo De
Wltte—Ah, true! I hud forgotten that.
—Brooklyn Life.
"No, I uever take the newspapers
home; I've a family of grown-up
daughters, you know." "Papers too
full of crime, eh?" "No, too full of
bargain sales."—Truth.
Edith—She sings like a canary. Bertha—Oh, uo! a canary begins to slug
when people commence to talk; people
commence to talk when she beglua to
sing.---Boston Transcript.
The Mlsslug Evidence.—Hattle—
Maude doesn't show her age nt all,
does she? Kiln—No; but you can see
where she scratched it out of the family Bible.—Chicago News.
Tommy—Paw, what sort of a fighter
Is a "cyclone fighter?" Mr. Flgg—I
don't kuow much nbout fighters, but 1
suppose It Is oue who goes blowing
around.—Indianapolis Journal.
Ills opinion—"Whnt are you doing,
Jluimie?" "Headln' ih' dictionary
through." "How- do you like It?" "Oh,
some o' th' words Is good, but others
hain't much sense In 'em."—Judge.
"Hoes that baby of yours talk yet?"
"Ills mother says he does; but If It Is
talk, then the kid has Invented a uew
code of slaug that will make hlm famous."—Philadelphia N'orth American,
Old Million—My dear Miss Young-
thing, if you'd only marry mo, 1 could
die happy. Miss Yoiingthlng—Why,
Mr. Million, If you wore dying, I'd marry yon In a minute.—New York Weekly,
Kl hoi—Have you unl Iced how Lord
Slafosldes drops Ills aspirates? Penelope—Oh, but Units nothlflg to the wny
he drops his vowels—papa says he has
got more than a dozou of his 1-o-u-s.—
"Why docs the bnron look so glum?
I thought he had Just married nn heiress." "So he has; hut he speculated a
few days after thc marriage and lost
the better half of his wife"—Fllcgcndo
Mr. Romanz—1 tell you what, a baby
brightens up the house, and that's a
fact. Mr. Practlckel—Yes; we've had
to keep the gas burning all night ever
since ours wus boru.—Philadelphia
"What In thunder do you mean," asked the city editor, "by comparing the
air to frozen quinine?" "1 meant to
say," said the new reporter, with proud
humility, "that It was bitter cold."—
Indianapolis Journal.
Dollie—1 wonder why Love Is represented always with wings? Mollle—
They arc for him to use in flying out of
the window when Poverty conies lu at
the door. Don't you know thnt much?
—Cincinnati Enquirer.
"Do you think that glasses tend to
weaken the sight?" asked Col. Still-
well's friend. And after pensive consideration the colonel replied: "It depends, suh, Intlahly on how tunny you
take."—Washington tSar.
"Is your sister at home, Willie?"
asked Willie's sister's young mnn.
"No; I heard her say she was engaged
this afternoon—but don't be frightened!
I don't think It's a marrying engagement,"—Harper's Bazar.
Unscientific.—First Arctic Explorer—
I have always considered Columbus a
somewhat over-estimated man. Second
Arctic Explorer—Why? First Arctic
Explorer—He discovered America the
first lime he went to look for It.—Puck.
"Robinson, the electrician, Is poslllve-
ly the meanest man I ever heard of,"
"How's that?" "Ho persuaded his wife
to wear an electric seal sacqiie ou (ho
ground that It would be an advertise'
ment for his business."—Chicago News.
"I have received nineteen proposals
In the hint two months." "You don't
say! Whnt a largo number of miliars
you must hnve. Whom were the proposals from?" "One from Charlie and
eighteen from that French count."—
"I should like to know your Intentions, sir," said the old man to the
youth who had been calling on his
daughter with groat regularity for a
long time. "Sumo here," replied the
young mnn promptly, "I'd like to kuow
yours."—Chicago Post.
"How can you say such cruel things
of your antagonists ln debate?" she Inquired reproachfully of the statesman.
"Ob," wns the reply, "that's easy
enough. I keep it scrapbook, and when
my own Ideas give out 1 go to tUaL"--
Washlngton Star,
Private Information.
Willie — Pa, what are "popular
Pa—Those that your mother doesn't
try to slug. But don't say anything to
hcr about It, Willie.
St. Louis boasts of tbe chttmplou lazy
man. He went to work and won too
lazy to stop.
!    The executive committee of the republican congressional committee is nnnoune-
i od ns follows:     Representatives Hull of
j lown, Cannon of Illinois, Mercer of No-
| briiskn, Senators Proctor   of   Vermont,
(Inllingcr of Now Hampshire, Wilson of
Washington, Representatives McOlear of
I Minnesota, Louilonslngor of New Jersey
and Pearson of Noith Carolina.
Tho houso committee on pensions has
reported favorably the Gibson bill, extending tho benefits of the pension laws to
ex-confederates who enlisted in the union
army before September I, 18(14.
Inmate of an English Workhouse Die*
froni Overeating;.
Every free-born Englishman comes
Into the world with tho Inalienable
right to n seat at the table and a bed
in the palatial English workhouse. It
has boon my good fortune during a
Journalistic career uow closo on five
und twenty years to visit and describe
for various publications over ono hundred British cities nnd towus. Iu nearly every case attention has been called
to the handsome buildings set apart
for the paupers, or, In colloquial English, "the 'ouso." Hack in the good old
days of Queen Elizabeth the principle
was made a law Unit no English mall
or woman should starve, and that, If
unable to secure a living for themselves, the poor and the indigent and
the Incapable must be cni-isl for by
the state. So (Irmly has the Idea taken
possession of the English mind tliart
the poorer class, the old, aud even those
lu thc prime of life, talk wllh complaisance of ending their days in "the
'ouse." Thoy look upon It very much
as our old people might regard going
to a home for Invalids or the old, and,
Indeed, In many of the Knglish workhouses thoy are cared for us well as ln
sueh Institutions ns our old Indies'
homos, etc. The other week, when in
Hideford, I was taken to the workhouse, Situated on a beautiful hill overlooking the broad river und famous
bridge. For the moment 1 could hardly
believe my eyes. It looked for nil the
world like a Japanese palace. It was
built much ns they build in Japan,
with plaster between the massive wooden beams, pointed gable roof, old-fashioned casement windows, vines spreading their beautiful green tendrils In
all directions, and In front a large variety of dark shrubs aud just such stunted shrubs as one sees In Jn pan—odd
Shaped and picturesque. And here lhe
poor of Bldeford oat, drink and aro
Quito n number of eases of death
from overfeeding In the Bldeford workhouse occurred during my stay in England, nud the Hackney coroner held
Inquests on no less than three cases
within a short time. Oliver Twist Is
evidently n buck number nowadays,
for at the coroner's inquiry into the
death of Hie latest victim of parochial
kindness, a man 70 years of ago, who
had lived lu tho Bethunl Green workhouse and acted lul assistant librarian,
the following dialogue ensued botween
the coroner nnd nn Inmate of the workhouse:
Merry pauper—Thursday afternoon
while we were having tea I saw the deceased, he was cutting some bread aud
butter, suddenly fall backward off the
bench ou which he was silting.
The coroner—You don't think the exertion of cutting bread and butter killed
Merry pauper—No, not likely. He hud
cut up a lot bofore that.
The coroner—They givo you plenty to
cat, then?
Merry pauper—Aye, thoy do that,
The doctor who was called 111 to see
the deceased testified Unit death was
due to syncope, produced by an overloaded stomach,
The coroner—One may say that he
was killed by kindness?
Tbe doctor—It may or may not be
kindness to overload a man's stonnich.
The coroner—Well, It shows he did
not go short of food.
The doctor—Short! By no moans,
Why, they have nothing to do but eat,
drink and Bleep.
The Jury returned a verdict that deceased died from snycopo, the result
of an overloaded stomach, and that
such death was due to natural causes,
And ns t'hc jury gave the decision ,i
deep sepulchral voice In the back of
the court-room remarked;
"What a glorious death!"
The owner of the voice was a trill,
gaunt, hungry-looking Individual, who
had evidently mentally decided that
"the 'ouse" was not a bad placo to end
oue's days.—New York Mall and Express.
Cheap to Run Trolley Oars.
The cost of running a trolley enr a
mile ls found to vary greatly In ulfl'er-
eut places. A Brooklyn company gets
tlie best results, running a car one mile
for 80-100 ceuts. A Binghiunpton company does It for 114-100 cents. Cheap
coal and sound engineering seems to
explain the low cost In these places.
The annual reports of lhe railroad commissioners of New York and Massachusetts show that usually the cost Is niiii'h
iilgher. Of (he five companies operating over 5,0tm,000 car miles per yi-.tr
one obtains Its power at loss than 1 cent
a ear mile; three between 1 and 2 cents,
aud one betweeu 1! und 11 cents, Of 10
companies operating loss thau ","i0,H00
car miles per annum four obtained their
power ut less than 2 cents per car mile
under average conditions of load, track,
etc., six between il and II cents, live betweeu 3 nnd 4 cents, one between 4 and
(i cents and throe at more than fi cents.
Conditions vary greatly so thai a separate estimate of all Hems of cost must
be mude for each locality.
Superintendent Cnyle of the Indiana Oil
Colnpuny has discovered a process of obtaining gas from wells which havo boon
drowned out by water, and is buying iu
old abandoned wells.
in-:i-:i-  iiown.
We mny move alone; tlie pathway of life
enjoying whal seems to us a fair urnount
of good health, but there comes over every human being at some time some unexpected condition of the system which
may be torture for after years. Such is
nu Insinuating and unexpected attack of
Sciatica resulting from weakness of the
nervous system, which cun give more pain
to the square Inch than any pain thnt itf-
ilicts mankind. It hns boen found out,
however, that the prompt and vigorous
application or St. Jacob's Oil to the seal
of the pain wllj by persistent rubbing
Anally penetrate nnd cure by soothing and
I strengthening the diseased nerve. Il Is
a pain that needs to he watched. The
Sr-lrrticu nerve plays so important u part
tliat lis derangement may cripple. Beware of its putting you on crutches, for
It mny keep you there for many n duy,
while the irreut remedy mny in a tiny put
you on your feet.
Father Isadora, w*ho was in charge of
the Catholic mission ut Anndurco, Okhi..
killed Father Plocadius by the accidental
discharge of it gun while hunting.
We nre asserting iu the courts Otlf riffllt to thi
exclusive use of lire word  ' CASTtllUA," aire
"l-ITCHKR'SCASTOKlA," us olirlnije Murk.
I, Dr. Snumel l'ilcher, of Hyaunis, Massachusetts,
woHtlre originator of "l.tlVIIl-'K'SCASroKlA,'
the same thut has borne nnd docs now beat th.
facsimile signal-ire of CHAS. It. FtSTCHER oo
every wrapper. This i.s llie original" 1'lTCIIl'R'S
CASTORIA" which 1msbeen used iu lhe homes
of the mothers of America for over thirty years.
Look Carefully at the wrapper and see lli.it it is
the kind you have aluiayl btiught, and lias the
signature of CHAS. II. l'l.KTCHliR on the
wrapper. No one lias authority from me to use
my name except Tlie Centaur Company of which
Chas. II. l'letelier is President.
March 8, :S9J.        SAMUEL PITCHER, M.D.
The house of the Kentucky lcgisluturo
hus passed un unti-cigarotte bill, whicli
is sweeping in its penalties nnd absolutely prohibits the sale, barter, loan or uso
of cigarettes or cigarette material, or to
oven hnve those things in one's possession
Allen's Foot-Ease, a powder for the feet.
It cures painful, swollen smarting feet and
instantly takes the sling out of corns and
bunions, It's the greatest comfort discovery ofthe age, Allen's Foot-Ease makes
tight-lining or new shoes fed easv. It is a
certain cu re for chilblains, sweating, damu,
cullotis uml but, tired aching feet. We
have over 10,0(10 testiniuniuls uf cures. Try
it today. Sold by ull druggists and shoe
stores. By mall for 28o. ln stamps, Trial
package FREE. Address Alleu S. Olmsted, Le Roy, N. Y.
Tho czariiia of Russia is said to bo suffering from smallpox.
A cony of the new erltilon of Miss Par
loa's Choice lteoit-pts will be sent post
pnid lo uny of our readers who will make
application by postal card or note tr
Walter Baker & Co. Limited, Dorchester
Jackson Jones of Hempstead, L. T., enm-
| milted suicide because his wife cut oil hor
A Floating I'ostnlllcrc.
The smallest, simplest and best pro.
tected postoffice lu the world Is In iho
sti-niis uf Magellan, uud has been
there for many years. II consists of u
small painted keg or cusk, und is
chained to the rocks of thc extreme
cape In a manner so lhal It finals froo,
opposite Torra del Fiiego. Each passing ship sends a Ixiat to take letters
out and put others In. This curious
postoffice Is unprovided wllh a ihisI-
ninster, and Is, therefore, under the
protection of all the navies of the
world. Nover iu the history of Ihe
Unique "office" have Us privileges boon
CITS Pormnrre-itly Cured. No lllsirr irervc-UMies
lllo after lirsl .lay-s use of br. Kline's Ureal
Nerve ltestorer. Send for FllKU 94,00 trial
bottle and treatise. UK. It. JI. lvLIKJi, Lid., will
Arch street, Philadelphia, Pa.
All of the ranches and entile uf llciitly
Bros., in Kansas nnd Oklahoma, have
boon sold to the Bryce-Bryco Cattle Company of Montana for $330,000.
A cave suid to rival the Miiininoth nf
Kentucky, has boon discovered in Center
county, Pn.
After belnfr swindled by all others, send us
Btamp for particulars ot King* Solomon's Treasure, tho ONLY renewer of manly strenfrth.
MASON CHEMICAL CO., P. O. Box 717, Philadelphia Fa.
Central nnd southern New Mexico is
overrun with sheep thieves, und trouble
is feared.
My doctor said I would die, but Piso's
Cure for Consumption cured me,—Amos
Kelner, Cherry Valley, Ills.. Nov. 23, '95.
Charles Honsnn wns divorced at Belleville, 111., from his wife, Miranda, and
within an hour married io n Chickasaw
Indian girl from Wyandotte, I. T.
W. J. Scanhin, tho actor, familiarly
known as "Billy," died at Bloomingdtilo
asylum, New Yrork City. Scaulnn wus
stricken with paresis six years ago, and
wus removed to the asylum. He never recovered from the attack and for three
yours Iuih boon a hopeless imbecile.
A rich deposit of lend ore hns just boon
discovered on tho farm of Victor Hilton,
near Nashville, 111. /The ore crops out on
top of a high bluff, and thc pieces broken
oil' ussuy almost 05 por cent pure lend.
The Latest Prodigal Son.
The latest prodigal sou wrote home
as follows:
"Father, I am coming homo for the
But the wise father answered:
"You're a liar, John, nu' you know It.
You're coniln' home for money!"—Atlanta Constitution.
An Arizona l-'trliig Hand.
Tourist—What ls that crowd over the
way ?
Native—That's our string band.
Tourist—Preparing to give un entertainment, 1 suppose?
Native—Yes; going over tho river to
lynch a horse thief.
It Is easier to get got dollars in promises than it Is to get fifty ceuts In
mouey. .
Stop! Women,
And consider that In addressing Mrs.
Pinkham you are oonfld i ng your private
Ills to a woman—a woman whose experience In treating woman's discuses
Is greater than that of any living physician, male or female.
You can talk freely to a woman when
it ls revolting to relate your private
troubles to a man; besides, a man does
not understand, simply beoause he Isn
Women suffering from any form of
female weakness are Invited to promptly
communicate with Mrs. Pinkham, at
Lynn, Mass. All letters are received, opened, read, and answered by
women only. A woman can freely
talk of her private illnora to a woman.
Thus has becn established tho eternal
confidence between Mrs. Pinkham and
tho women of America which has never
been broken. Out of the vast volume
of experience which she has to draw
from, it is more than possible that Bhe.
has gained the very knowledge that
will help your case. She asks nothing
In return except your good will, and
her advice has relieved thousands.
Surely any woman, rich or poor, is very
foolish if Bhe does not take advantage!
of this generous offer of assistance.
I      mints wm Ht ALi ttbt tail!).
Bert Cough Svrup. Tastes Good. Uso I
ln lime.   Sold by dmantsts.
baking powder is almost as
strong as Schilling $ Best.
Yes, and   prussic  acid   is
stronger than vinegar.   6J1
Experiments are td Ik* mode in free mail
delivery in Bucks county, Pa
Thomas Ford escaped froni the Mascot
(Neb.) jail, and killed four men before he
could be recaptured.
Floods and avalanches have nearly destroyed tlie mining town of Monte Cristo,
state of Washington.
Captain Crowninshield, chief of the bureau of navigation, in said to have secured the plan of Cuba's defenses.
The infantry and cavalry at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., have been ordered to be
ready to move on six hours' notice.
La Lucha, a prominent Havana newspaper, advises the Spanish government to
prepare for war with the United States.
It is said that two Spanish detectives
have been watching the Holland submarine boat at the shipyard at Kli/.abelhport,
X. J.
Of the ljtIT.600.00u revenue of the slate of
Wisconsin nearly $2,000,000 is obtained
from fees, of which the railroads pay over
The government's receipts from the sale,
of public lands during tbe past ten years
wero upwards of $r..1,tl0«,()0l), ami tho expenses nearly $7.ooo,w,o.
It is believed in ollicial circles in London that, tbe French cabinet is attempting to briny about a crisis in Africa in
order to return to the popularity enjoyed
prior to the Zola trial
Heavy rainfall iu tho fanning regions
of California has broken a long drouth,
whieh threatened to entirely destroy the
Wooden shoes ure produced in Fiance
to the extent of about 4,000,000 pairs
yearly. Jn the province of Lozere they are
made by hand, 1700 persons are engaged
in their manufacture and the yearly product is ninre than 500,000 pairs.
The Gonzales hacienda, in the state of
Tamaulipas, Mexico, consisting of 800,000
acres, has jnst been sold to a Xew England syndicate for $1,200,000, gold. The
purchase includes 10,000 cattle, 7000
horses and mules und about 5000 goats.
Advices from the City of Mexico state
that all tlie employes of the large Colme-
na tt Harron cotton factories have gone
on a strike because of a cut in wages.
Steve Bilhcimer .has   boon appointed
chief clerk of the railway mail service,
with headquarters at Little Hock, to succeed U. 1). Lydiek. The new clerk bus
been in the service 18 years.
Rev. Sain Jones arrived at his home at
Carlersville, Oa., from his western lecture
tour and announced himself an independent candidate for governor of Georgia on
a platform of his own, which he will announce shortly.
"A Perfect Type ofthe Highest Order of
Excellence in Manufacture."
Absolutely Pure,
.Costs Less THan QUE CENT a Cup..
He sure that you get the Genuine Article,
made at DORCHESTER, MASS. by
Established 1780,
We are the largest manufacturers in the
male of
Prime California Oak Leather.
Immense s'ock of Saddlery Goods. If
your denier does not keep our make of
llarnesH, wend direct tor ihem.
822 Spraguc Av.      Spokane, Wn.
The name " M, K. DavUS" stamped on
all Harness; oar make Is a guarantee
of exi-e.loiu'e, Look lor tt. Take uo
other. -Citiiiiorguu upon triplication
(diiutm, nmi liciii'uutlur
1 I'kK.fUDny IU.li-.li, 10a
1 PkK. Blrlf Spring Turnip,       10j
1    "    KnrlliiHt Hnd Bool, lllo
1    "    IllHiiiHruk (Jiitumibor,      10c
"    Uin-i'ii Victoria l-fUucn, 15o
"    KliiiitlykK Mnlnn.       _   l&e
"   .Tunihii UMflt Onion. •  Da
"     Brilliant Flower boudi,   Uo
Worth •1.1)0, for 14 oentt.
Abu vi-10 pksH, worth 91.00, wo will
mall yon in-.-, tociithor with onr
ItruHt Plant and   Hood Catalogue
upon receipt, of tliU uotioo nnd Ho.
p-int fiK-'-   Wo Invito your trade aud
Know wlifii you oneu try Salnor'a
Htmitnynii will nt-voriO't. ftloiiK wit limit   thi>m.   I'ntiUot'iHat Kl.OO
allbl.Oatalogaloneoo.  No. 1 i
JOHV  1.   H4I.7-F.lt   SEED  CO.,    LA   CB0SSI,   WIS.
Moore's Rovealctl Itflineily will do It. Three
doses will make you feel better. Get ft from
your druggist or nny Wholesale drug house, or
from Stewart ik Holmes Drug Co., Seattle.
Is it Wrong?
Get it Right
Keep it Right
trnchiR and locating (lold or Silver
. lost or hurled treasures.  M. D.
FOWI.ER. -Box 337. Houthtiigtoa. Conn.
No. 11, i»S.


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