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Array THE QRAND FORKS MINER.
SECOXD  VEAR.   NO. 80
GRAND FORKS, 15. (\, SATURDAY, JANUARV 22, 1808.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
THE STEPMOTHER.
Bhe looks just like her mother, aud some-
bow,
I don't know why it is, I can't begin
To love ber aa 1 ought to, or allow
My bear! to open wide and let ber in.
Perhaps it is because be often says.
"She looks just like ber mother," and
then gjgbs
As though perhaps tbe pretty baby-ways
Called up lier face, lier vanished smile,
.  ber eyes.
And bere I kneel for hours and sadly gaze
Into tbe baby face so near my own,
And think with terror of the coming days,
He only dreams of happy years now
flown.
I try in vain to take ber to my heart—
She looks just, like ber mother and I feel
Homehow tbat she is noljjliig us apart
As bere beside Lhe liny bed I kneel.
Night after nlgnt he gently stoops above
Mis baby's bed and gtues on its face
As I do now. ami feels for it the love
Which I expected when I took her plnce.
"J'is not tne babv's fault, of eourne, but
still
She looks just like ber mother, and in
vain
I struggle hard my uohiup heart to fill
"With love for her, and lind there only
pain.
lie never noliees, because I know    ■
A man doesn't always see such things
right,
And if he know that it would hurt mp_ so
He'd try to bide his feelings from my
Bight.
lie wouldn't tell me. when I look at lier.
"She looks just like her mother,"'if he
knew;
His baby is bis all, his comforter.
It has ber fricoj her smile, ber eyes of
blue.
—Cedar HupltlS finzette. '
THE NEW H031E.
H, well ,lt Is your
own fiinlt, Clara
• said Waller liny.
'/    "Of course It Is',"
/ cried    out    Clara,
v*-****    * Wlimc P a s s I <- » a t <-' J*.
VV \ A,Ajikr,r on the carpet. "Do
you suppose 1'ilon't
know It perfectly
well? Aud tbat Is
what makes It sn
hunl—O, so cruelly
hard to bear!"
The fact was that
Mr. and Mrs. Walter May had begun
lli'e at tlie wrong end.
Clara Oaltliorpe was a pretty young
gh'1, jusl out of the hotbed atmosphere
of a fashionable boarding school. Walter May was a bank clerk who bad not
the lensi doubt but Unit lie should ultimately make his fortune out of stocks
and bonds.
"Clara," he said to bis young wife
while the golden circle of the honeymoon was not overshadowing their
lives, "would you like a country life?"
"0, den", no," said Clara, Involuntarily recoiling.
"Because," said Walter, somewhat
wistfully, "my father and mother are
alone on llie farm and I think they
woUld like to have us come and live
with them."
"I shouldn't like itnt all," said C.ara,
"and mamma says uo young bride
Uliiiuld ever settle down among her
husband's relatione."
Mr. May frowned a little, but Mrs.
Clara had a pretty positive way of her
own, and he remonstrated no further.
Hut at the year's end Walter May had
lost his situation, the clouds of debt
had gathered darkly around them, and
all the pretty, new furniture, Enstlako
cabinets, china dragons, proof engravings and hothouse plants Were sold under the red flag. They had made a
complete failure of the housekeeping
business, and now, In tlie fourth story
of a third-rate hotel .Mr. und Mrs. Walter May were looking their future iu
the face.
Clara had been extravagant. There
was no doubt about that. She had glv-
i*ii "rechere" little parties, Whicli she
couldn't afford, lo people who didn't
cure for her. She had patterned her
tiny establishment after models which
were far beyond her reach, and now
they were ruined.
She had sent a toar-besprlnkled letter
to her mother, who was In Washington
trying to ensnare n rich husband for
her younger daughter, but Mrs. Cal-
thorpe had hastily written bnck thnt It
wns quite Impossible for ter to bo lu
New York nt Hint time of year, anil stilt
more Impossible to receive Mrs. Walter
May at tlie monster holel where she
was boarding, And Clara, who had
always had a vague Idea lhat her mother was sellish, was quite certain of It
now.
"There Is but one thing left for you,
Clara," said Walter, sadly.
"And that "
"Is to go back to the old farm. 1
have nn longer a home to offer yon, but
you will be sure of a warm welcome
from my father and mother, t shall
remain here and do my best to obtain
some uew situation which will enable
me to earn our daily bread."
Clara burst Into tears.
"(lo to my husband's relations?" she
subbed,   "O, Walter, I cannot!"
"You will have to," he said doggedly,
"or else starve!"
So Mrs. Slay packed up her trunk
and obeyed. And all the way to Hazel-
copse farm she cried behind her veil
and pictured to herself a stony-faced
old man with a virago of a wife, who
would set her to doing menial tasks and
overwhelm her with reproaches for
having ruined "poor, dear Walter." As
for the farmhouse Itself, she was quite
sure It was a desolate place, with corn
and potatoes growing under the very
w Indows, and the road In front filled.
with plows and pigs and harrows and
broken cart wheels. But. In the mlflst
of her tears and desolation the driver
called out:
"Hazelcopse farm! Mr. Noah May's!
Here's th' 'ouse, ma'am."
A long, gray stone mansion, all garlanded with Ivy, Its windows bright
wllh geranium blossoms, and the scarlet autumn leaves running down on the
velvet-smooth lawn in front. Clara
could just see how erroneous had been
all her preconceived Ideas, when she
found herself clasped iu the arms of
the sweetest aud most motherly of old
ladies.   *
"My poor dear!" said old Mrs. May,
caressingly.
"You are as welcome as the sunshine,
daughter," said a smiling old gentleman In spectacles.
And Clara was established in the
easy clialr In front of a great Ure of
pine logs, anil ten was Brought iu, und
Ihe two old people eossetted nud petted
bur as if she had been a 3-year-old Just
recovering from the measles.
There wns uot a word of reproach-
not a questioning look, not a sidelong
glance—all welcome aiid tenderness
and loving commiseration. And when
Clara went to sleep that night, with a
wood lire glancing and glimmering
softly over the crimson hangings of
the "best chamber," she began to think
that perhaps she had been mistaken In
some of her ideas. '
The next da}' she had a long, confidential talk wllh her father-in-law,
while Mrs. May was making mince
pies in the kitchen.
"But there's one thing I haven't
dared to tell Walter about," she said,
wltii tears in her eyes.
"What is lhat, my dear?" said the
old man.
"My dressmaker's bill," said Clara.
"It came the ulght before I left New-
York—0, such a dreadful bill! I hadn't
any Idea It could possibly amount up
so fearfully."
"How much was It?" said Mr. Noah
May, patting her hand.
"A hundred and fifty dollars," said
Clara, hanging her head.
"Dou't fret, my dear; don't fret,"
said the old gentleman, "Walter need
never know anything about It. I'll settle the bill and there shall be an end of
the matter."
* "O, sir, will you really ?"
"My dear," said old Mr. May, "I'd
do much more than that to bring the
color back to your cheeks and the smile
to your lips."
Aud that snme afternoon, when Mrs.
May had been talking to Clara In the
kindest and most motherly wuy, the
girl burst Into tears and hid her face
on the old lady's shoulder.
"O," she cried, "how good you all
are! Aud I had an Idea that a father
and mother In law were such terrible
personages! O, please forgive me for
all the wicked things I have thought
about you!"
"It was natural enough, my dear,"
said Mrs. May, smiling, "but you are
wiser now aud you will uot be afraid
of us any longer."
When Saturday night arrived Walter
May came out to the old farmhouse,
dejected and sad at heart. He had discovered that situations do not grow,
like blackberries, on every bush; he
had met more than one cruel rebuff,
and he was hopelessly discouraged as
to the future. Moreover, he fully expected to be met with tears and complaints by his wife, for he knew well
Clara's Inveterate prejudices In regard
to country life.
But lo his Infinite amazement and
relief Clara greeted hlm on the doorstep wllh radiant smiles.
"Tell ine, dc'iiv," she said, "have you
got a new situation?"
He shook his head sadly.
"I'm glad of It," said Clara brightly,
"for we've got a place—papa and niani-
nia aud I."
"It's all Clara's plan," said old Noah
May.
"But it has our hearty approval,"
added the smiling old lady.
"We're all going to live here together," said Clara. "And you are to manage the farm, because papa says he'is
getting too old and lazy," with a merry
glance at the old geutleman, who stood
beaming ou his daughter-in-law, as If
he were ready to subscribe to one anil
all of her opinions," and I am to keep
house and take all the care off mamma's handB. And, O! It Is so pleasant
here, and I do love Hie country so dearly!   So, If you're willing dear "
"Willing!" cried out Walter Mny,
ecstatically;. "I'm more than willing.
It's the ouly thing I have always longed
for. Oood-by to city walls and hearts
of stone; good-.by to hollow appearances
and grinding wretchedness! . Why,
Clara, I shiill be the happiest nun
alive.   But "
"There," said Clara, putting up both
hands lis If to ward off all possible objections, "I was sure there would be
a 'but.'"
"I thought, my dear," said Walter,
"that youtlkin't like lhe idea of living
with yourliusbnnd's relations?"
Clara looked lovingly up Into her
mother-in-law's sweet old face, while
she silently pressed Mr. Noah May's
kindly hands.
"I am a deal wiser than I wns a week
ago," she said. "And, 0, so much happier,'"
So am I!" said Walter.—Amy Randolph.
GIRLS WHO RIDE THE GOAT.
Uurrowlnif Initiatory  Ceremonies  of
u Club it, Oklahoma.
Not by auy means the least Interesting feature of l'onca City, Ok., is
ils Bachelor Girls' Club, although the
Bustling lillie place has other attractions. For one thing, it Is the greatest
live stock center in the Cherokee strip,
besides which Its streets are dally alive
with real Indians, and In addition It
cau boast of a population about as
heterogeneous as can be found In tho
West. Banker nnd bandit, cattle king
and cow puncher, rich and poor from
everywhere, Indians, negroes, Mexicans and Chinamen, touch elbows on
the street.   Being comparatively a new
A Strange Fish.
Africa still contains much that Is un-
kuown and mysterious, notwithstanding Hie inuiiy explorations and discoveries of recent years. In Lake Tanganyika, for Instance, there - lives a
species of large fish which rushes at
the paddles of passing bonis, but of
which uo description has yet been published. For years travelers had heard
about this fish from the natives,, but
Mr. J. Moore appears to have been tlie
first European to have seen It. During his recent explorations of 'Tanganyika he saw the mysterious fish
riishlng at the paddles, but learned little more about It than, the fact of Its
existence, although he caught enormous numbers of fish of various species, some weighing as much as sixty
sounds.—Earth and Mav
;country the section Is peculiarly adapted for the development of new ideas,
and to this may, perhaps, be attributed the existence of a girls' dub,
whose ritual, by-laws, rules and regulations are refreshingly breezy.
Not all of tbe ceremonies have been
icommitted to paper and Information
regarding some of them Is only to be
gained as it Is given out piecemeal by
the young ladies to bosom friends,
whose assistance they desire In keeping secrets, but the St. I>ouls Republic
lias obtained enough Information to enable It to give something of the Initiatory ceremonies, together with some
Interesting Illustrations.
Members are Initiated In a style
Which, according to all accounts, puts
Masons, Odd Fellows and such ohl-
Ifogy organizations to the blush. During the Initiation of new members the
room is dimly lighted by wax tapers,
accomplishment, Is president of th.
Bachelor Girls' Club. Miss Laura
Gaut, as vice president, anil Miss Mae
De Ford, as secretary, complete the official trio. The absence of a treasurer
ls accounted for by one of lhe by-laws,
which stipulates that all moneys received by the club sliall be Immediately
expended for confections,
ll Is snid that half of the girls are
engaged now aud that the balance
hope lo be this season.
INTERDEPENDENCE OF NATIONS
No Government Free to Do Exactly..
It    I'llithl'S.
i.very nation prides Itself on Its independence. It maintains armies and
fleets to protect Itself against Interference. It resents everything lu the
least suggesting disrespect for Its
rights. Yet national Independence
moves within extremely narrow limits.
Even of the strongest nations it cannot be said that they are al liberty to
do exactly what they would.
When the war between China and
Japan ended, why was nol Japan freo
to exact what terms she chose from
her conquered enemy? It was because
Russia, France and Germany concluded that It would uot do to have Japan
too strong; and they compelled a mod-
oral Ion of the Japanese demands lu
material particulars.
Cuba belongs to Spain. Why may
not Spain govern lier own as she
pleases? Why Is it the business of tho
United Stales to make suggestions or
to volunteer mediation? It Is because
we cannot afford to have so turbulent
a neighbor, and because our pecuniary
and commercial Interests are adversely
affected by the continuance of lhe war
ou the Island.
The claim of the great powers of
Europe lo regulate the government of
Turkey rests ou a similar basis. Mis-
government and massacre lu Turkey
Injure the interests and threaten the
peace of Europe, if so lawless and
cruel a neighbor will uot behave herself, she must be made to behave. That
Is what the threat of concerted coercion
means.
But it Is not the weaker nations only
that have to moderate their policy because of the Interests or prejudices of
other nations. England would like undisputed possession of Egypt; but she
has to respect the jealousies of France,
and so declares (hat her occupation of
Egypt is l[iit temporary. Wheu she
started her expedition Into the Sudan,
ONCE  A   PLACE OF   GRANDEUR.
nnd ghostly figures, clad ill long white
robes, wearing high peaked while caps
and having their features concealed
by white masks, float nolselesscly
ihrough the room, so that even the silence Is awe-Inspiring. When the high
priestess speaks It ls In hollow tones
that strike the novitiate dumb with
fear. The ritual Is a most Interesting
document.
The candidate Is required to "promise by the Great Horn Spoon" to remain forever in "the honorable, laudable and enjoyable state of bachelor
girlhood," and also binds herself,
should It ever be her "misfortune to be
the victim of a proposal of marriage,
to report, the occurrence, with full details as to respiration, pulse and temperature during the ordeal." She Is
also required to equip herself-wllh a
plslol nnd to perfect herself lu Ils use.
The aris of fencing and boxing must
be carefully studied, After Inking the
obligation tlie candidate, blindfolded
of course, becomes the central figure in
a grand frolic, nnd If she be inclined
to old-nialdlsh ways so much the
worse for her. A mechanical contrivance cnllerl the goat cuts no small
figure In the festivities, the candidate
being compelled to ride all around the
room on the frisky beast, after which
It attacks her lu the fashion peculiar
to that animal! Should a Candidate
marry she Is bound to Invite the cutire
rlub, all members attending the wedding lu lodgeroom costume.
Miss Carrie Clapp, a young lady of
she look money from the Egyptian reserve fund to pay the uills; but foreign ctistodlodluns of that fund protested, aud she had lo pay the money
back.
When Doctor Jameson raided the
iransvaal, German resentment ut
what seemed English aggression
tunned up so quickly that International trouble could hardly have been
avoided If It had hot been so soon made
clear that Jameson's act was unauthorized.
But on the other hand, when German
expressions of sympathy with President Kruger became somewhat effusive, England made ready at short notice a powerful Hying squadron, apparently as an Intimation of what she
could do, If attacked.
Russia, powerful as she is, could not
send a war-ship from the Black Sea
through the Bosphorus, without running the risk of n general European
war. 'This Is because Europe has decided that It is best that the straits
should be closed to war-ships.
An American politician once asked:
"What do we care for abroad?" We
care less for "abroad" than we should
If our foreign policy were more complicated and aggressive than It Is; but
no nation Is so strong as to be entirely
independent of international public
sentiment.—Y'outh's Companion.
Hums of the Deserted city of Vxtaal,
Mexico, shrouded in Mystery.
Professor William II. Holmes, curator of the National Museum at Washington, lias recently explored the ruins
of the deserted city of l.'xinal. iu Mexico. Countless centuries ago it was the
abode of a highly civilized race, but
now the once massive buildings arc
fas! crumbling Into dusl ami ibis former metropolis of a people who long ago
ceased to exist will soon have faded
Into nothingness. Uxmal lies amid
; dense swamps, the wild and unre
I Strained forest growth of ages. The
ancient city was a pile of ruins when
Columbus discovered the "new world."
ami it is shrouded in tbe deepest mystery; A fow hardy explorers have penetrated the wilderness and caught a
glimpse of It, but it remained for Professor Holmes lo give a detailed description of the wonders of the deserted
city. Over I'xinul bangs the spell of
death. Here, as Professor Holmes
says, may be seen tho walls of enormous palaces slowly rotting away under the unrelenting hand of time. A
mighty pyramid, with n base -'III feet
long by 100 feet wide, rises to a height
of eighty feet, and upon Its summit are
the ruins of what was once a gorgeous
temple. A broad stairway leads from
the base of ihe pyramid to the structure which rests upon Its lop. The facade of llie temple Is a most ornate
piece of composite architecture. Among
Hie ornamentations tire a colossal face
twelve feel square, a pair of tigers
placed together, with heads turned outward, and groups of devices resembling glyphs. This miimmoUi pile of
stone, pyramid and temple, wus exquisitely hewed, a piece of workmanship of which lhe most skilled modern
artisans might be proud.
An Immense structure, fairly well
preserved as ruins go. Is Hie governor's
palace, of which Professor Holmes
gives a most Interesting description,
Nowhere on the American continent
can such another ruin be found. The
building risc.j majestically upon the
summit of n bi-qiul, triple terrace.
Court upon court, rows of mighty pillars, spneo upon space of empty chambers present themselves to the view.
All are tottering before the Irresistible
forces of decay, but they bear eloquent
testimony lo the boldness an.l originality of the ancient architects and builders. From the top of a pyramid, grainier even than that which was surmounted by a temple, Professor Holmes and
bis party were enabled ur gel a view
of the entire cily us it lay before them
in swamp ami plain. This pyramid Is
| .'.no fce.t long by 2<ni feel wirh' at its
base. Ils height Is TO feet, aud al the
j top Is a summit pTatfOrin '.v, fr. I
square.. From this point the .explorer
could see ruined temples and palaces,
enormous stone buildings; once the icsi-
deiiees of long forgotten lords, uud lhe
houses of those who were less power*
, ful, many of the buildings being roof-
I less uud half buried in the deep forest
1 growth that has sprung up around
I them. The wulls of all the larger structures bore evidences of elaborate architectural ornamentation, Indicating that
iu ils prime, numberless centuries ago.
Uxmal was an art-loving as well as
wealthy and important city.
A sight so majestic and supreme. Professor Holmes says he has never witnessed. It was beautiful but dreary,
for on all sides were desolation, decay
and death. But It does not require a
Vivid imagination to people the ancient
cily again wllh bustling, pleasure loving and cultivated inhabitants. The
inarkel places in which the merchants
traded arc now deserted, ami Hie only
sound which is hoard is tlie roar of the
Mexican lion. The temples nnd the
nunneries, the palaces of the nobility
and thc gymnasium, where Hie populace congregated to witness the sports
of their athletes, have been in ruins so
long that even tradition does not say
when they were peopled. Bill there
the cily stands, showing that centuries
before Columbus landed ln (he "uew
world" there existed here a civilization
so old it was in the last stages of decay, ll Is not necessary for us to go
to the far east in search of ruins, for,
according to Professor Holmes, there
are mysteries on Uils continent which
bailie us as much ius Nineveh and Babylon. Uxmat wns once n mighty cily,
but how long il bus been since it was
lu the height of its glorv no man can
tell, uml we must reckon by centuries
lo form even n fitlnit conception of the
lime which bus elapsed since !l was the
habitation of   the  Living.—Baltimore
Sun.
The stronger the butter Is ln the tub
the weaker It ls In the market.
In Oflice Seventy-four Yearn.
j    Reuben 0. Benvers of Campbell County, (In., Is the champion long-distance
I office holder of the Uulled Slntes.    lie
bus been holding office since he wns 21
years old, nnrl ns he Is uow 95, bus u
J record of almost three-quarters of a
I icntury us n public officer.
"Uncle Reuben," ns he is called by
| all residents of the county, secured the
! position Of clerk of the first court held
I lu that part of Georgia. After two
j years the Legislature established an
Inferior court In Campbell County nnd
I Mr. Benvers decided that he would like
I lo be clerk of that court. Ills niubllioii
| wns gratified,'and when a few years
; later, tbe court of ordinary was ostnu-
j llslied, he wns elected the clerk of linn
court. ' He bus held that olllcc almost
I continuously ever since.
By common consent it Is now admitted that Uncle Reuben owns the Job.
It Is his private properly, and at the
elections he Is the only candidate for
the office. No one questions Ills righl.
Lust fall the Populists decided lo nominate another candidate, bin no mnu
could be found to contest Uncle Ken-
ben's claim, and again he wns elected
without nny opposition.
Uncle Reuben hns temporarily abandoned—but never resigned—the ofiice
-*n several occasions to go to war. He
fought lu various    battles    wilh the
Cherokee and Creek Indians In early
years in Georgia, and Afterward helped
conquer Hint famous Seminole chief,
Osceola, in the everglades of Florida.
He followed Gen. Bcotl through the
Mexican war. and was present al ihe
storming of Chapultepec and lhe cap-
lure of the City of Mexico. He fought
during the rebellion and cried when
Gen. Lee surrendered.
Then he returned to his home and resumed his Interrupted occupation of
holding office.
Joseph A. Armstrong, of Toronto, oi-
fors $125 lu prizes for Hie best poem
on Niagara.
Bishop 8pald<ng, of Peoria, has n
new volume In press with the McClurg
Company, called "Thoughts aud Theories of Life and Education."
Miss Katharine Prescott Wormeley's
translations of Balzac hnve placed her
In the front rank of American translators. She is now cnguged upou Mo-
Here's dramatic works.
Liiinson, Wolffe & Co. announce a
new historical novel of the civil war
ns ii affected the mountain region of
Kentucky. It Is called "A Hero lu
Homespun," Is written by William E.
Barlou, and Is suid to be un accurate
and graphic tale of the loyal South.
"The  Clnsh  of Arms,*'   Mr.  Bloun-
delle-Burion's new romance of adventure, will be published In a few days, j
li deals wiih the attempt uf the hero, I
tin  English free lance, serving under ,
Tlil-etiue,   lo  rescue  a  country woman
ot his from a fortress In the Vosges
ln which she is kept prisoner.
Mrs. Meynell Is at  work on un -in-
thology of the best English poems to ■
he published In one volume under the
lltle,  "The  Flower of the  Mind."     It
gives Hie Elizabethan poets a large
space nnd deals liberally wiili tho
works of Wordsworth, Shelley, and J
Coleridge, the length of "The Ancient
Mariner" being no bur to Its admission nmong these "poems of genius."
While literature certainly pays mar- .
velously well in England, literary men
do occasionally go outside of litem- !
tare to make money. A case in point
Is that of Mr. George R. Sims, who,
though hardly a man of letters, is certainly a prolific ami popular writer. It
seems tliat Mr. Sims wns once bald.
and now he is not. The concoction
used by him to restore liis hair was
made from a recipe whicli he possesses. Thtfrestoratlon was so ninrcelous
thai lie has organized a company and | 'i*-1'1 I" V"'1
is pulling his nostrum on the market. ' ed pursuit
The novelty of n writer becoming n
puleui-inediclne mnu has attracted
wide attention In England uml gives
Mr. Sims more advertising than he
could gel by any other means, so that
he now stands a chance of ninklng
more money than he has ever made out
of literature.
Mr. Barrio Is quoted ns saying lo a
lecturer* "lin wished him lo speak In
public of his experiences in Nottingham on lho staff of Hie Express of that
town: **l thank you for your letter
and wish you had a better subject for
your lecture. 1 don'l know of nny per-
sniinl article about myself that is not
Imaginary ami largely erroneous. Hut
Ihere is really nothing lo tell that
would Interest nuy one. Ves, I was
In Nottingham for n year nnd liked it
well, though I wns known to scarce
any one. If you ever met nn uncouth
stranger wandering in tlie dark around
the castle, ten or twelve years ngo. his
appearance unimpressive, a book in
each pocket and his thoughts 800 miles
due north. It might have been Ihe subject of your led ure." This recalls lo
au English commentator another anecdote of Mr. Bnrrle. "1 am always
at Thrums," he snld, "except when
lhe papers say I am."
ROCKETS TO HOLD PENCILS.
lln-.v Are Made   Blantidf*: Toward the
Arm, aud  Won't Bplll.
"I'll bet I won't lose any more pencils
or cigars or fountain pens," said ihe
bright young mun who thinks Iblngs.
"When     I'm     a i
lie    runliil-
•I like to
my      vest
nud whenever I stooped
over everything In
my upper vest
pockets used lo
drop oul. Vou
kuow how that ls.
I suppose I've lost
100 pencils, to suy
nothing about a
box uf cigars aud
oue    foiiniain   pen
THE OLD WAT. In   Uiy    tlllle,     JllSt
because  vest  pockets   are   not  made
right.
"1 got lo thinking ubout it. Lots of
money has been made by felloWs who
have Invented little devices for holding pencils so that ihey woidd not be
lost. The resull of my thoughts was
nol a device to hold things In the
pocket, but a change in
pocket Itself, so that
levlces would uot
be necessary. I experimented. 'If the
jKM-kel slopes away
from fhe upright
line It won't spill
things so easily.'
thought I, I went lo
a tailor and hud
hlm make me a
vest with the upper
pockets sloping toward the armpits,
it was u success
from     the     start.
■ Since that  time   I
! have nol  spilled u
pencil,   anil   I   In
r Ileve I could stand on my bend uud
I keep my property ln those pockets.    I
figure that those pockeis save me *5iu
] or $12 n year In pencils and cigars, und
without expense   Try ii next time you
' have a vest made."
TERRORIZES NEW MEXICO.
Bluck Jack, lhe  Outlaw, ami   Some of
His During  l>. r I-
llhick .lack, the hero <n* the Simla Fo
I Pacific express robbery, is oue <>i the
i worst bad men that ever dcvnstuled
I the Southwest,   lllshubllnl is Western
I New Mexico, anil his Inlesl and  si
desperate robbery wus the holding up
; of the Santa I'o Pacific express train,
[ with the help oi rr single compaulun.
' He secured between $50,000 nnrl $75,-
nd has successfully elud-
For*  months  pasl   Bluck
.lack uud liis band havo held up singes
und trains and secured thousands of
dollars, and tbe railroad officials ami
governmeut officers have been unable
to stop their depredations.
Black .lack's real iianie is Howard
McDonald, and In* Is said i<> be a Harvard graduate of engaging appearance.
Black Jack has lieeu ul work in tire
territory nbout two years, nud already
many strange stories ary. lold of llllll.
An express ageni e spoke nl* his luck
of fear of Black Jack.    \ few nights
afterward be received u vlsll from Hint
gentleman, who robbed lhe safe.
A man named James Shaw Informed
they can't sen.i,.
Blonde Indians.
One of ihe mysteries of Mexico Is presented by ihe Maya Indians, who Inhabit Hie Sierra Muili-e Mountains, In
tho lower part of Sonora. They have
fair skins, blue eyes anil light hall', and
Students of ethnology have always
been puzzled to account for thein.
There Is a tradition, however, that
these Indians arc Hie descendnuls of
the crew and passengers of a Swedish
vessel wrecked on the Mexican coast
centuries beforo Columbus discovered
the new world. But this tradition Is
founded on nothing more substantial
than a folklore tale current among
them Hint their ancestors came over
the big salt water hundreds of moons
ngo.
The Mexicans huve never been able
to conquer these people. Nominally,
Indeed, they an* under Mexican rule,
but really Ihey are governed by Iheir
own chief, and whenever the Mexican
Government bus Interfered with thein
Ihey have taken up arms, gelling the
best of Ihe scrimmage every time.
Their nearest Indian neighbors are the
Yarpiis, and these I wo warlike tribes
have reciprocity down lo a fine polut.
Each helps lhe other when lhe Mexicans attack them. The Mayas live principally by lhe chase, although Ihey CUl-
livnte some corn and garden truck.
The meu an- large nnrl well formed, [
nnd some of lhe women nre reinnrkn- j
bly handsome blondes.—Ohio State
Journal.
"ill. UK
t,ie authorities thai th.' gang had been
111 the vicinity of Clifton, and Ihey
swure lo have his life for Hie death of
Keiciiuiu, one rrf iheir number who had
been killed In u fight with officers. Ills
bouse was blown up with dynamite,
Ills horse nils shot Prom uiirler* him iu
lhe mountains, uud finally he was murdered In Western Grant County while
following up Bluck .la.-k und his gang.
One of Black Jack's most daring exploits was to notify n party of 17 who
lived In one room ul San Simon Hint
he would cull upon Ihem. He held up
he entire 17 and gol away unharmed.
Sympathy of Hog Owners.
A woman arrested for keeping a dog
Without a license in London pleaded
extreme poverty, anil ihe Magistrate
allowed her 1-1 days lo raise the money.
The newspapers spoke of the case, and
within a week the Clerk of thc Court
received $151 from British dog fanciers
fgr her relief.
Trifles light as hnlr sometimes turn
the whole course of a man's appetite.
Wfc.
Each bird  in  Ibis picture Is druint
with a single Hue.—Fllcgende Blatter.
A man with a "skate" on inuy roll lu
the gutter, bul a roller skate cuts uo
Ica THK   MINER.
THE mi -. 11; u printed on astiwUM, and will
be iuall.*il in airy ad.lresa in Cttngda or the
Uiriiuii stut.-s for one year on receipt oi two
dollar*.   Single copies five cents.
cosiiurT Aiivi:iiTi*ii;Mi'.X'i*s inaeitedatthe
rai..-..[ fi por I'.jliiiuii Inch pet month.
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(berate ol Ifioeatiper noopareil Une first
insertion, Advertisement** running for a
ahorliT iKrrlotl than three months art- ilar>«ud
transient,
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Vale Distrlot and eonununloaUons upon live
topics always acceptable. Senrl in your
news while it In fresh, ninl we will Uo the
real,
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at the shortcut notice.
A.lrlre.s P. H. UoCABTBB 4 SON,
Okasd Porks, b. ij.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 22, i8q8,
Carson Lodge I. O. O. P. No. 37.
In A B MEETS EVERY SATt'RilAY
1 W< V, r, evenloK nts ..vim-i* In thoir
hall at Carapl), II I'. A i-i.r.lltil invitation ex
emle.l loali snioiiriiiiiL. brethren.
JV1IN w. MchAliKK, N.Q
A. U. Coei.-rTur;, It, s.
Church Notice.
PUKSllYTF.ItlAN CIIUBCU-Servloe. every
Salthath In tlrrr ulinrrh at 11 a. 111. and 7:80
p* rrt. In tlie Hi-ti.i.il riioin at ririiir.l Korku, Sab
Until sirttuol ldyw a- m. In itru silroul room
At uaraun wenkly K p. tn.
may be pass;d free without any entrance
at the custom house.
F. J. Deane, editor of the Kamloops
Inland Sentinel, has been nominated by
the opposition in North Yale, as tbeir
candidate Ior member of parliament in
the coming provincial election. Hon.
G. B. Martin will contest tbe honors
with Mr. Deane The struggle will be
watched with interest.
From every quarter ol the globe the
indications are that tho rush to tbe Klondyke will be wonderful to behold. Notwithstanding these facts, time will demonstrate the fact that the Boundary
country will make a wonderful stride
forward the coming season.
The attempts of certain liberals to
overthrow the Turner government has
many amusing features, chief among
which so far is the fact that they have
not yet informed the public who will
keep Mr. Turner and his cabinet seats
warm alter tho great upheaval.
The dispatches announces that the
convicts in St Vincent de Paul penitentiary, Montreal, are in a state of revolt.
We fail to soe anything strange about
tbat. The people of Grand Forks have
been in the same state ever since it has
been a town.
CIVIC   AFFAIRS,
During the past week municipal affairs have assumed rather a novjl situation, The newly elected mayor and
aldermen have taken the prescribed oath
ol office and held a meeting at which
they appointed F, H- M Carter, city
clerk pro tern.
In the meantime the ol I council hold
their seats until such time as the return-
in; officer has been advised as to what
should be his mode of proceedure in regard to declaring the lesult of thf, polling, he not haying been sworn before
the election was held, as the act requires.
Bitb parties have, it is understood,
submitted statements of the sif iir to the
Attorney General, and his reply will
probably settle the matter so lhat all parties wi|l understand exactly where they
■itaiiil, and what authority, if any, they
have to deal with municipal business
A> far as ca ibe learned from authentic sources, the late ejection has not
been conducted legally, Apart from,'
tbo suspicion tbit the old council were
not a legally constituted body, the fact
presents itself in conne.tion with the
conduct of the present election, that the
returning oiij :cr was not swoi| in as directed by law, and that Hading this out
alter the poll closed, he reluied to de
Clare the result whic'n is a necessary
proceeding on the part ol a returning
officer before the successful candidates
can lake tbe oath of ofiice. Ignoring
this however the newly elected candidates have as already stated, been duly
Sworn in, appointed their clerk, and
have placed themselves in a position to
carry on tbe affairs of the city, as soon
as the old council turn the business over
to them, which at prtseut they are not
inclined to do,
The whole affair ia a miserable jumble, and the only sensible thing done so
far by the double council, which now
claims jurisdiction in ciyic affairs, is the
appeal to tbe Attorney General, who if
tho case has been clearly and fully
f tared to him, will prescribe the right
remedy to effectually cure tbe unjustifiable blundering tbat has brought about
tbe present unsatisfactory state of affairs,
Let us hope that with tbc assistance of
the Attorney General, thc city's affairs
may speedily be placed on a legal footing, so that important civic affairs will
pot baye to suffer for lack of the attention which should be given them hy a
legally constituted conncil.
The government at Ottawa has been
so besioged with inquiries concerning
the Yukon tbat it has determined to
issue a bo,k which will be written by
Ogilvie, the government surveyor, who
has explored the country.
If those who are spending their time
standing around and finding fault about
what tbe "other fellows" haven't done,
would get in and do something themselves it would bc much better lor the
country.
IF the citizens of Grand Forks could
always pull together as harmoniously as
they have on the railway question, what
what a town we would bave in a short
time.
Nine missionaries irom Toronto sailed ou the steamer Victoria, on the 8th
of January, for China. The party contained six women.
Chief Justice Burton, of Ontario,
has had the honor of Knighthood conferred upon him by Her Majesy, Queen
Victoria.
It is .sported tlmt Mr, Heinze has
decided to close his smelter at Trail,
giving as a reason for so doing tbat without an export duty on ores, it is impossible for him tq operate. This
js very well to talk about among
people who are not acquainted with the
facts, but when it is generally known
(hat be has refused to give mine owners
rates over bis "hob tail" railway so that
tbey can get tbis ore to his smelter and
have it treated at a profit, it puts an en
(irely d Iforent lace qn the situation,
The interest in tbe organisation of the
Board of Trade should not be allowed
to relax after a few meetings as is generally the case in cities of this si;e. There
is much to be done in this district thiB
coming season wbich will come properly within the sphere o( a boiiril of trade,
and there is no question but an incalculable amount of benefit will accrue from
the organisation. All that is required is
harmony among th-i members and a
general desire to work fqr tho inter|gts ol
Grand Forks,
Lut it De proclaimed lar and near that
the people of Grand Forks stood solid
on one proposition—the railway.
There was but one familiar feature in
the municipal campaign just passed—
the old town against the new.
With two mayors and boards of aldermen the welfare of the city ought to be
well looked after.
A House divided am .ing i tself is sure
to fall.
ANOTHER COLD RECEPT ION.
The independent electors of Vancouver have emphaticly "turned down" the
politicians wbo are interested in the
Vancouver, Victoria & .Eastern charter-
iiiongirring scheme. Muruuipat candidates opposed to the V., V. & E. crowd
were put up, who gave Mr. Templeton
and Rev. Mr. Maxwell, M. P., a terrible
drubbing. Even the Ntws-Advertiser,
which belongs to the same Provincial
political party as Templeton and Maxwell, did not hesitate to unmercifully
score those two worthies. Templeton
was mayor of Vancouver during the
year 1897, and was elected then by a
large majority. He bas, however, lost
the confidence of the people of the Terminal city, for, last Thurslay, be was as
badly beaten as he was formerly successful. The News-Advertiser refers
editorially to Rev. Maxwell as follows;
"His coarse and vulgar attacks on
Alderman Townleyi his arrogating to
himself an authority and influence to
which he had not tbe slightest pretentions, disgusted every decent citizen and
turned many a candidate whose cause
was advocated in such a manner."
It is to be hoped that the rebuff that the
V., V. & E. chartermongers have received on three different occasions from the
public or their representatives—in Ottawa, Rossland and Vancouver—will have
the effect of forever subduing them in
political and railway circles.—Rossland
Miner.
Tbe person who has the pockelbook
that was leit in the drug store Friday
evening, Jan. 14th is known, and will
avoid trouble by returning it to the
owner before Wednesday, the 26th.
The office of provincial inspector of
metalliferous mines, which has been a
blank since its creation, has been
brought to life by the appointment of
p. J. MacDonald to tbc position. Mr.
MacD jnald was until recen ly, superintendent of the Galena Farm in the Slocan. He is a Nova Sco(ian by birth, but
has been interested in mining throughout Nevada and Oalifornia.
Ai.i.rkaiiy theeffec s ot the prospects
pf a railway being built into the Ilourd-
ary country this yeflr is being felt, and
every day investors are dropping in to
inquire if the people ol this district baye
anything tbey want togivs away. There
js this, however, to be said of our citizens
—tbey possess groat faith, and sure, are
entitled to the promised reward-
The Minister of Customs has issued
an order to bring the Canadian custom
law into conformity with the American
as far as it applies to the regulations
governing traders' baggage, so that
wearing apparel, and articles of personal
■tfqrnincn! a*"- SimiUr personal effects
NETS OF THE DISTRICT,
Work on the Hidden Treasure, in
Deadwood camp, had to be suspended
last week on account of water.
The Silver King Mining company has
been registered as an extra provincial
company. Boundary Falls has been
designated as tbe head oflice ofthe province, and Mr. James Atwood is its attorney. The company's properties are the
Silver K|ng apd the Iron Cap fraction,
in Skylark camp.
A. S. Hanscom, of Northport, has
purchased a half interest in the black-
smithing business of W. L. Wells, of
Upper Grand Forks, and the business
will hereafter be conducted under the
firm name of Wells 4 Hanscom, Mr.
11, hits also purchased two residsnee lots
on north King street, and will at once
commence the erection of a residence.
Development work at the old | rnnsidc.
is progressing steadily the shaft at present being down over 140 feet. Manager
Hemenway has been advised that the
present plant will soon be increased by
the addition of another boiler and com*
pressor. This change is made for the
purpose of furnishing power to work the
adjoining property, the Knob Hill,
At the Hotels,
The following are the latest arrivals
at the Albarta. M. 8. Holland and A.
Younger. Nelson) Judge Spinks,Vernoni
John A. Coryell, Midwayl J. L. Sherrin,
London, England; Rev. H. Irwin, A. F-
Thomas, James Freeborn, J. M. Ralston,
G. A. Richardson, J. C. Webb aud C.
K.Thomas, Rossland; T, P. Mclntyre,
Winnipeg.
At the Grand Forks—D. W. Hicks,
Peter Carlson, W. L. C. Greenwood, Ed
Moore, and P. R. Simpson, Greenwood;
G. W. Richardson and Fred Willis, Rossland; C. A. Wright, P. C. McMillan,
W. J. Leary and Thomas Clark, Spo-
kine; Ed. Cook, Kaslo; C. A, Wright.
Bossburg* Qk~,\S* Wardsurortp- Trail
IS ONE OF US. I
Contractor Davey Purchases the Big Store
from Dr  Averill.
W. II. Davey, general merchant, is
the style of a new firm that in the future
will figure conspiciously in business
circles of this city. Shortly after Mr.
Davey's recent arrival in the city negotiations wero entered into between Dr.
Averill and himself for the purchase of
all of the Manly & Averill interests
recently acquired by Mr, Averill by the
dessolution of tbe firm of Manly, Averill
&, Co. Besides the stock of general
merchandise and all the book accounts
of the old firm, the deal includes a large
amount of real estate situated in different portions of the city, and it can be
truthfully said tbat Mr, Davey is now
one of us,
Mr. A. McQueen, an experienced
buieness man from Rossland, has been
placed in charge of the business, and
will spare no pains to establish a reputation for tbe firm, of doing business on
business principals. A large supply of
staple goods bave been ordered and are
now daily arriving, and in a short time
the stock will be strictly "up to date,"
and you can procure anything you want
at "Bed Rock Prices."
Mr. McQueen would respectfully invite everybody to call and inspect their
stock and get prices and be convinced
that "large sales and small profits" is
the motto of the new firm. Special inducements given to the hotel tra le, prospectors, mine owneri and those doing
development work.
MINING JRECORDS.
Grand Forks Mining Division.
Records of locations, certificates of
wok, and transfers recorded at the Recorders office at Grand Forks for the
week ending January 18th 1898.:
January 3—Mogul, Joe Jeldners,
(J ind Forks.
January 5—Philip Sheridan Fraction,
Browns camp, J. H  Smith.
January 6—The Park Fraction, Chas.
Frank, Pass Creek,
January 12—The Chickaman Stone,
W. McCuag, Summit camp.
January 17—The Midwinter, S, R.
Reid, Christina lake.
transfers.
lanuaary 3—Charles Gire to E.
Colby, 3-4 interost in Humphrey Davis;
E. Shannon et al, all interest in the
Princes; Robert Ingram, to Con Cos-
grove A interest in the Accident; George
Hicken to J T. O'Brien, all interest in
Twins and Lily May, and '/, interest in
the Ida; L. A. Manly to J. T. O'Brien
1 24 iuterest in the Twins, Lilly Kay.
January 5—Charles Gire to Mar^aer-
ite Gire, '/z interest in the St Lawrence,
and A interest in New Jack of  Spades.
January 6-J. II Fox to Hawley, A
interest in the Pueblo.
January 8—J. M. Taylor to S. M,
Johnson, J-j interest in the Ophire.
January Io—J. H. Smith to W. K.
White, all Interest in Philip Sheridan;
Chas. Van Ness to James Reeder, A
interest in the Rooklander Thomas Kell-
ar to A. C Gait, all inteiest in the Minor;
Thomas Kellar to A. C. Gait, al' interest
in the Hermit; Thomas Kellar tn A. C
Gait, all interest in the Tarrar; R. J.
Cameron to A. C. Gait, all interest in
theOveron; D. A. Good to A. C. Gilt,
all interest in the Red Jacket; D. A.
Good to A. C. Gait, all interest in the
Golden West; D, A, Wood to A. C. Gait,
al) interisfin the Calumett James Davey
to A. C. Gait, all interest in the Bryan;
James Davey to A. C. Gait, all interest
in the Algonquin; Angus Cameron to
A. C. Gil-, all interest in the Hottentot;
Angus Cameron to A, C. Qalt, all interest in the Roderick Dher; Angus Oam-
eron to A. C. Gait, all interest in the
Iroquis; Angus Cameron to A. C. Gait,
all interest in tbe Lalla Rookh; R.
Danow et al to A. C. Gait, all interest in
the Allan Blone; D. A. Good et al to A
Gait, all interest in the Buckhorn; R. J.
Cameron et al to A. C. Gait all inteiest
in the Harruit, Hottentot, Lalla Rookh,
Keewayden, Tartar and Overon; R.
Danow to A. C. Gait, all Interest in the
tbe Keewayden: R. Danow to A, C Gait,
all interest in the Monarch; R. Danow
to A, C. Gait, all interest in the Golgehie.
Tanuary 11—W. Sands to Bert Ring,
A interest in the Last Chance and Rabbit Paw.
January 12—Thomas Kellar to A. C.
Gait, A interest in the Comet.
certificate of work.
Tanua-y 3—Henrietta, Leo Neff.
January 6—Homeslakc, J. W. Young 1
Welcome, J. H.Garfield.
January 7—Silver Star, Stack McDonald etal; Coinage, Stack McDonald
etal.
January 14—Sunshine, J. Haymer et
al.
January 17—J. J. J „ James Addison et
al.
January 18— Iron Chancellor, Wylev
A. Glover.
Kettle River Mining Division,
LOCATIONS.
January ry—rrolden Age, Skylark cainp, John
Christfo, li. hi. I'nlliiiH ami B.T. Evans,
Utile Monarch, Greenwood camp,  John V.
llctnctiway.
Blika, Greenwood camp, Rumbereer.
Klondyke, SwlHi's pump, -Murk Chrlstens-m,
Lowlston, Central camp, J. Fisher.
January i-Oar-ral.Oro Huotr-piip, W.H. Norrls.
January II—Ureat Hope, tree,, Peadwood, £, U.
Brown,
Tributary, true, Deadwood, J. p. Harlan.
,btl|iniry ri—Sirniniyler, frill:., Skylark rrnrrlp, Jnli 11
i.uey,
,Nu.   17 (relocation  ol   Moonlight),   Central
camp, J. R. Forler.
Frog Horn, Urnlmin's camp, J. \V. Reed.
January U-FluloiiU No. i, Deadwood, T.  K.
Wren.
January 17—st, Catherine, frac, and Ht.  Pu!b
stait, beadwuod, J. Kislieraud T. Uogan.
Jennie, Puadwood, John Lucy.
January IS—Premier, 1'rovlilcnuo, rl. A. lten.li-ll.
d-ltTIFICATKrl or wonn.
December Uu-.Snowdrop, the   Hig|)land Queen
f'oiiBulfilelcd Minli'i; nn.| Milling company.
Prospective una Ulg kuugg, li.uimiary Creek
Mining turd 'Milling company, Ld. l.y.
January |i, Wllinmlpa, A. A. Mcintosh ond And.
Speiiee,
Arlington, Adolph 8ercu.
Summit, Archie Connors.
January 10—Auacouda, K. A. Illelciiliprg.
January 11—Idaho No. 1, Mack Cyr et al.
Legal Tender, Fred Williamson etal,
January 13—Old Uuar.l, Alex Wallace.
January IB— Ut Plaza, Samuel bund.
Hem, John bunn etal.
1 Kit'iirn atkh or imi-dvkmknt,
Jmumry 15-Denver una Skylark, skylark o*|mp.
" C. Rueg.r.
TRANSFERS.
Decemlrer 29—Qulen 8abc, Copper oamn, y. Int.
"   Ned Bennett tu Slducy M. Johnson.
Pandy, Greenwood cam. 12*. int, J. w*. Lind to
Lewlalliud.
ifecember'JO—Ajax, Deadwood unrup, '-J interest,
J. A. Unsworth to Juinos .*.(   l.yncn.
K. C. 11.. Province camp, J. K. C. Brown to
Boundary Creek Mluing and Milling Cu.
Prospective, Providence camp, J. 11. Frank to
B.C. M. and M. Co.
Maud K, Long LaVe camp, W Interest, C, W.
Tynan to J. W. Nelson.     *
Maud K, all Interest,  C. \y. Tynan aud J. W
Nelson to C.N.Collins,
Wiliiirm J*. Bryan, Long l.akuoamp, bond, Q.
A. Reudcll and .1. W. Nelson to U.N.Collins.
(J O  D., O. K No. 2. W. j. Bryan, Maud K„
Long hake camp, bolirl, C. N.Collins, H. J.
Cole and o. I). Sanlord In G. Mackcy.
Peacock, Deadwood camp, W. W. Glbbs to A.
H. Block.
Mars aud Venus^1-; Interest each, Jerry Cop--
holly lo J. II. Haodnnald.
Enterprise, Anchor, Long l.nkc camp, tannd,
Geo. Leysoli to Roderick McKenzie.
Peacock, Deadwood camp, Jy interest, R. 1*1.
McLean to W. W, Gilibs,
,J-tmi«-*)' Mpfe)"*. Cpu're! mif, b«.w!s um
to London md Vancouver Finance ami He-
Ycloimieut company.
Bullion, Greeuwoo.1 camp. i-i*. Interest, W. G
MeMynn to Angus K. .-ram r.
January 13—Tiger, l'ovidcnce camp. • *i Interest
Edgar Dufour to Geo. Smith. i
Monte Crlsto, Kimberley tamp, arrd Hester,
Btuunit camp, Y, Interest ln each, F. C.
Vi ood to W. £. Uelloyle.
Paying Back Taxes-
City Treasurer Addison is kept busy
refunding taxes collected before it was
decided by tbe city council not to collect taxes for the last half of the year
1897, wbich it was at first supposed the
city had a right to do.
MINERAL   ACT   1896.
CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS,
NOTICE.
Mountain Rose Mineral Claim, situate ln the
Grand ForkB Mining Division of Yale District    Where  located;—Summit Camp  on
East of thc Emma Mineral claim.
TAKE NOTICE that I W. T. Smith, free miner's
certificate No. HDH12, intend, sixty days from
the date hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder for a certificate ol Improvements, ior the
purpose ol obtaining a Grown Grant ot the above
claim. And Iurther lake notice that action, under section 37, must bc commenced before the
issuance of such certilicate of improvements.
Dated this ith day ol October. 1897.
MINERAL ACT 1896.
CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS
NOTICE.
Number Four mlnoral elaim situate In  the
Grand Forks mining Divison of Yalcdistrlct.
Where located:—in Ocntrat camp.
TAKE NOTICE I John A. Coryell as agent lor
Henry White tree miner's certificate No.
.-r..'.')l and M. W.Palmcrstou free miner's certiorate No. 61A, Intend, Blxty days from Hie date
hereof, to apply to thc Mining Recorder for certificate of improvements, lor the purpose ol obtaining a Crown grant of the above
claim.
And further take notice that action, under
section 37, must be eomincnacd before the ls.su-
auoc uf suoh CerliUcateof improvements.
JOHN A. C'OBYXIX.
Dated this llth dav of September, 1«M.
Are You Insured? johnson,' at the Miner
oflice and have write yov a policy	
NOTICE.
Vernon, Osoynod, Kettle River and Grnntl Forks
M IniiiK Divisions of Vale District.
NOTICE IS HERKBY pivuii that all placer
claims legally held in the Vernon, Osoyoos.
KiitW- Ulver und (irand Forks Mining Divisions
of Yule District, B. C, are laid over from tlie
15th day of Novembev, IW, fo the 1st day of
June, 1898, C. A. It. Lambly,
Gold Commissioner.
Osoyoos, B.C., Nov. 13th ^W.
MINERAL ACT, 1896.
CESTIFICATE OF IMROVEMENT8.
NOTICE,
B. C. Mineral Claim (Lot K82) sitnotcd in the
Grand Forks Mining Divison of Yale District,
Where located:— Summit Camp near the Ontario Mineral claim.
TAKE NOTICE thatl Isaac H. Hallett,anngcnt
*   for Albert Keough, Free Miner's certificate
No. 81)733, intend, sixty days from thc date hereof, to apply tn the Mfnlng Ifepordcr for u certl-
llcntcof Improvements, for the i-urpoKe of obtaining uCrowrji Grant of the above claim.
And further take notice that action, under sec
tion 117, most be com ine need before the issu
ance of such certificate of improvements.
I.  H,  1UILET.
Dated this 6th day of November, 1897.
A
l. Mcdonald,
Contractor and Builder,
GRAND   FORKS,   B.   c!
Flat, land specifications drawn, estimates furnished nn all kludsof building. Work; strictly
lirBt-claBt>.
Goto
Eureka
Via McElroy s
Stage Line*
Daily stage betwen Grand
Forks. Leaves Grand Forks,
7:30 a. m., reaching Eureka
same day. Return ing, arrive
in Grand Forks at 4 p. tn,
Th; Providence Fur Company
Providence, R. I.,
WanlB all kinds ol
Raw Furs, Skins.Ginseng,
Scnotra, Ac. Prleei quoted (or next Blxty days
are as follows 1
Silver Fox ?15 DO to JIM 00
Bear    6 00 to    26 00
Qttcr ,,,,.,    i 00 to     0 00
Morlln     200to      900
Beaver (por pound)    S 00 to     DUO
WQ|t     100 lo       8 50
RedFox    1 00 lo      200
Millie       75to      100
Skunk       i'.to     100
Gray Vox       60 to 76
itst     eoto     25
Price List on all other furs and skins furnished upon application. Full prices guaranteed,
careful selection, courteous treatment and Immediate remittance on all consignments,
Northern Pacific
Railway*
Yellowstone Park Line
—•-<•-•—=■»
The Fast Line,
Superior Service,
Through Tickets to all palpts ln the United
States and Canada.
Direct Con nectlQn-H with, tho 8ppkane FallsA
Northern Railway,
THAIN8   DEPART:
No.lWeat  8:25p. m,
No. '■! East 7:00 a, m.
Tickets to Japan and China via. Tacoma and
Northern Pacific Htcaniehlp Company.
For Information, time cards, maps and tickets
apply to agents of tliu Spokane Falls <k North,cr-N
and its connections, 07
F. D. GIBBS,
General Agent Spokane, Vr'jwh.
A. D. CHARLTON. A. G. P. A.,
No. 2.V. Morrison St., Portland,, Or.
Write for i*eyr my of frjateHfty pqunfcry.
[1-. 8.1
THOS. R, MclNNIS.
CANADA.
PROVINCE OF BRITISH COLUMBIA.
VICTORIA, by the Grace of God, of the United
Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland,
Queen, Defender of llie Faith, Ac,, &c, &c.
To Our faithful tlie Members elected to serve In
the Legis.ative Assembly of Our Province of
British Columbia at Our City of Vlctoria-
Gbeetino.
A  PROCLAMATION.
A.G. Smith, | ll/HEREAS We are
Deputy Att'y-General,( v" desirous aud resolved, as soon as may be, to meet Onr peoplo of
Our Province of British Columbia, and to have
their advice in Our Legislature:
NOW KNOW YE, that for divers causes and
considerations, and taking into consideration
the ease uud convenience of Our loving subjects, We have thonght fit, by and with the
advice of Our Executive Council of the Province of British Columbia.to hereby convoke.and
by these nrebenis enjoin you, and each of yon.
that on Thursday, thc Tenth day of thc month
of February, one thousand eight hundred and
ninety-ctght, you meet Us in Our said Legislature or Parliament of Our said Province, at Our ,
City of Victoria,  FOR   THE    DISPATCH   OF !
BUSINESS, to treat, do, act, and conclude upon I
those tilings which in Onr Legislature of the
Province of Britiah Columbia, by tlie Common I
Council of Our said Province may, by the favor
of God be ordained.
In  Testimony Whereof, We have  caused
these Our Letters to bc made  Patent,
aud the Great Heal of the said Province
to bc hereunto utlixed:   Witness, the
Honourable Thomas R. McInnis, Lieu-
tenant-Govenor of Our said Province of
British Columbia, in Our City of Victoria,
In Our said Province, this thirtieth day
of December, ln thc year of Our Lord one
thousand eight hundred   and  ninety-
seven, and lu the slxty-ilrst year of Our
Reign.
By Command.
JAMES BAKER,
Provincial Secretary.
NOTICE.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT AN Application wilt be made to the Parliment of
Canada at the next session thereof, for an
act to incorporate a Company to construct and
maintain a railway from a point on the International Boundary Mne at or near CascadeCity,
British Columbia, thence In a westerly direction following die valley of the Kettle river to
a point on the said Boundary Line, at or near
Carson, also from another point on the said
Boundary Une at or near Midway, thence northerly, following thc valley of Boundary creek
to a point about twenty (20) miles north of Midway, wilh powor to construct, and maintain
branch lines and at the said Bouudary Line to
connect with and to operate the whole incou-
iunction with the Railway Line of the Spokane
'alls and Northern  Railway Company, with
power to the company to c.instruct, operate and
maintain telegraph and telephone lines, as well
for commercial purposes as the business of tlte
mil way, und for all other necessary and usual
powers.
Dated the 4th day of December. A. D., 1897.
Bodwell, Irving a Duev,
Solicitors for the Applicants.
PROVINCIAL SECRETARY OFFICE,
His Honour, tbe Lieutenant  Governor, lias
been pleased to  umke  the  following appoint'
incut:—
22ud December, 1H97.
Frederic Wolivabton. of thc City of Grand
Forks, Esquire, to bc a member of the Board of
Licensing Commissioners for tho said city, vice
Janus A. Aikman, Esquire. Barrister-at-Law,
resigned..
County Court Notice.
The'.itlingof the County Court of Yale will
be holden at
Fairview, Wednesday, the 4th day of
May,   1898.
ut the hour of 11 in the forenoon.
Uy Commmand C. A. R. Lam ihy
Government offlce, Osoyoos,*} D. R, C. C
Nov, 20th. 1«H7. *
MINERAL ACT 1897.
CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS.
NOTICE.
Ontario mineral claim, situate in the Grand
Forks Mining Division of Yale District.
Where located! Summitcuinp.
TAKE NOTICE thnt I William Shaw, Free
I Miner's Certificate No. 87,f)2<>, intend, sixty
days form the date hereof, to apply lo tho Mining Recorder for a Certificate of Improvements,
for the purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant of
the above claim.
And further take notice that action, under
section .17, must be commenced before the issuance of such Certificate of lmprovementi.
Dated this l«tU <1n>- of Deceinbor, 1897.
w.
E. STACHE,
Bath  Rooms,
AND TONSOPlAl PARLORS.
RIVERSIDE,      -      -      -       GRANP FORKS
H. A. SHEADS,
- ASSAYER
GRAND FORKS, B. C.
SAMPLES CtVEN PROM PT AND CAREFULTTEMTION
JUBILEE   -   "HOSPITAL
GRAND   FORK!,   a,   0,
B- B. STAHLEY SMITH, If. D.
Resident Physician &. Surgeon.
FORBES M. KERBY,
Provinoial Land Surveyor.
And Civil Engineer.
Offici, Midway, b. c.
Associate Member Canadian
Society   of Civil  Engineers.
IT   S. CAYLEY.
BARRISTER AT LAW;
Solicitor, Etc.,
Office, Main Btreet,   -   GRAND forks, B. B,
The Bar of The
Grand FORKS HOTEL,
Contains all the Famous Liquors of the Present day. The
Cigars are from reliable makes
and give out, when In action,
an aroma that sents the immediate atmosphere with an
odor that is pleasing to the olfactories of man.
In the billard room of this
hotel the Ivory spheres can be
sent in motion whenever the
Public desires.
CHAS. VAN NESS, Prop.
Spokane Falls &
Northern.
Nelson & Ft. Sheppard,
Red Mountain Railways.
Tl WOLLASTON,
Provincial Land Surveyor.
Civil Engineer, Etc.
QRAND FORKS, B. C.
n RAND FORKS HOTEL
Barber Shop.
Centrally Looatcd.   All Work Gauranteed to a»
First-Class ln every Kcsiioct.
PETER A, l PARE,     •      -     PROPRIETOR.
J. W- JONES,
Manufacturer of
Spring   Beds,   Mattresses,
LOUNGES,   ETC,
DEALER IN HOUSEHOLD COODS OF AU KINDS.
GRAND   FORKS,   B.   C.
Pf BftW ninn »nil Hi! SiW ~i Beralrlng.
The Only All-rail Route,without change
of cars, between Spokane, Rosi-
land and Nelson.
DAILY EXCEPT SUNDAY.
Going North.
12:12 a. m,...
.MARCUS..
Going South
.... 2:21 p.m.
Close Connectlona at Nelson with steamboat!
for Kaslo and all Kootenay Lake Points.
Passengers for Kettle River and  Boundary
Creek connect at Marcus with stage dally.
-HARDWARE-
STOVES, TIN   AND1 GRANITE WARE
Paints, Oils, Brushes, Sash & Doors,
Anthing You Want in the Hardware Line aod Can't Find it go to
W.K. C. Manly's Store, Grand Forks, B.C.
HA. HUNTLY,      T\WL**« gJ™
Dealer in that HsUMICS rrUit.
* Tobacco and Cigars, r„b 8uPpi, Received D.uy.
Groceries, Salt Meats and Miners Supplies*
BRIDGE STREET ORAND FORKS, B. C.
ttf Prospectors ami Miners will And II to their interest to give m. a call belore parch ling
I cun save you monoy.  Full Line of Fishing Tackle lust Received.
asTORONTO   HOUSE,.*
BROWN'S CAMP, UP THE NORTH FORK.
Choice Wines Liquors and Ggars,
This hotel is located about 12 miles from Grand Forks up the North Fork,
Good Fishing and Hunting in the vicinity. Heals served at all hours, and
the best of sleeping accommodations. H. P. TORONTO, Proprietor,
*^Grand Forks Hotels
Is the Oldest and Leading Hotel ln the city, \
and Headquarters for Mining and Commercial Men. The house has just been refitted
and the rooms are unsurpassed for comfort in
the citv, while in the Dining room can be
found the best food in the market.
All Stages Stop at the House, %£ *&
Joseph L. Wiseman, Proprietor*
.S.THE MIDWAY HOTEL*
MIDWAY, KETTLE RIVER.
First-Class  Accommodations, Good Stabling, Termius of
Stage Line From Marcus. Washington.
McAuley& Keightley,
Proprietors
COSMOS HOTEL
«**/\**-Grand Forks, B.  C.»^v
Everything New and Best Furnished
House, and is in everyway prepared to
welcome Guests and provide Gosui Accommodation
Headquarters for Mining Men.   Bea
of Wlnea. Liquors apd Cigar,,   Special
attention paid to Trantcient trade.
>**^s-sw»Mss>ir*ls*S'l|ssss^'*sy*sa^sr»
EZRA INBODY, .      - Proprietor,
Boirndaru Greek Mining Exdianp
SANSOM & HOLBROOK,
«£ Financial and Mining Brokers***
OFFICE AT GRHJENWOOD CITY, B. C.
Groups of cUims Bought for Stock Companies. Etc., Etc,
KETTLE   RIVER
Q. W. WILLIAHS, Manager,
Daily from Marcus to Grand Forks
Greenwood City, Anaconda, Boundary Falls, Midway
and All Points on Colville Indian Resevation.
Stage Leaves Marcus on the Arrival of tbe Northbound Train, arriving at;Gran<J
Forks at 8141 p. m. Leaves the Forks at 4:00 a. m., arriving at Marcus in time tn
connect with northbound Train.   Passengetj frqm Kootepay Point* ttwk? SopMsJi
•-on at Bossburg |tiitg nnd coming, m GOUNGILS
I Grand Forks Strictly in the
Swim.
BOTH    HOLD   MEETINGS
I The Old Council Votes Themselves a
Salary of $11.10 Each to Pay
Election Expenses.
Tbe regular  weekly  session of   the
icity council decided instead of carrying
1 the water main up to the school bouse
from the head of Bridge street, to  con-
1 tinae it down Main street.   By doing
'this   many   more   dwellings   can   be
reached, and besides this a hydrant will
be located just at the foot of the first
bench which can supply all tbe people
who reside on the bench with an abundance of water.
City Council Meets.
A special session ot the city council was
held last Monday when the council by
resolution decided to pay the members
of the old council the sum of $11.10 a
piece as a compensation for their services for the last nine months, as that
was tbe amount tbat each individual
alderman bad to pay as bis share of the
expenses of the past city election of
Grand Forks,
Another session of the old council
wm held on Monday evening last when
the clerk waa instructed to write to the
attorney general asking for Instructions
with regard to declaring tbe polls of the
recent city election held here.
WE ARE THE PEOPLE.
The New Board of City Alderman Met
And Adjourned,
Last Monday afternoon upon the re
fusal of Returning Officer Wollaston to
issue certificates of election to Mr. Peter
T. McCallum, as mayor, and Dr. B. R.
Stanly Smith, as aldermen, elect from
the South ward. These gentlemen appeared before a Justiceof the Peace and
made declaration that tbey had received
the highest number of votes cast at the
election held Thursday, Jan. 13th, and
took the oath of office to which they
were respectively elected. At seven
o'clock the same evening a meeting of
the newly (?) elected board of city offl-
era was held in the office of the city
clerk, with Ma* or McCallum and Alderman Manly, Davis and Smith present.
Upon the refusal of city clerk Wollaston
to act for tbc new board on motion of
P. J. Davis, seconded by Dr. Smith F.
If. McCarter was chosen city clerk pro
tern.
Mayor McCallum there read section
18 of the municipal act defining tbe
duties of the returning officer, which it
was unanimously agreed had been com
plied with by that official,, excepting
in '.he case of revising the voters list and
posting the same and refusing to declare
the result of the ejection.
The mayor suggested that the city
clerk pro tem be instructed to communicate with the Attorney General relative
to the condition of municipal affairs;
make a plain statement of facts as they
exist at present, and ask for an opinion
from him in regard to the matter.
The council then adjourned until an
answer was received from the Attorney
General.
A SWELL TIME.
Th* Bran Social Given by the Lakes' Aid
Society.
The fades' Aid Society sprung itself
again tbis week in tbe shape of a bean
social in Manly's hall Tuesday evening,
pnd as tbe members of this organization
never do anything by halves those
preaeat had a royal good time. Th*
prowd was large, and it would be a
piuch easier task to tell wbo was not
there than It would be to numerate
those wbo were. Tbe main event of
the evening was the bean bag throwing
contest, there being four priges offered,
pne each ior the most successful lady
and gentleman, and two "booby" priges.
The object of tbe contest was to tbrpw
a bean Dag through a hole in a board
placed at a distance of ten feet. Tbe
contest was a free-for-all, open to tbe
world and nearly everyone present took
part. The first prises were won respectively by Mrs. Huber and Jeff Davis while
tbe "booby" prizes were "lugged off" by
Mrs. Larson and Neil McCallum. Considerable complaint was made by the
lftdy contestants, because the target was
not placed to one side of them instead
01 directly in front.
About 10 o'clock in the evening a
dainty lunch was served consisting of
sandwiches, cake and coffee, and later on
a few of the "younger ones" tripped the
light fantastic until alter midnight.
The next meeting of the society will
be he|d on the lust Wednesday In the
month, in the afternoon, at tbe residence
of Mrs, W. K. C. Manly, and a oordial
invitation is extended to every lady in
the city to be present and become a
member. This organization is strictly
undenominational and its object is that
of sociability, and charity.
T-WdoWtn Crown Maehlntry.
The machinery for the) Golden Crown
(nine has »t last arrived at Greenwood.
While part of it has been delivered Ht
the mine, the boiler and other heavy
portions are still in Greenwood and Ana-
ponda, where it will most likely remain
until the differences between tbe Brandon *)nd Gilden Crown company and
the (ngersoll Sergeant Machinery Co.
nave been settled. Mr. Collins, the
managing director pf tbe company has
refused to accept the machinery. This
refusal is based upon the ground that
the Ingersoll-Sergeant Co. agreed to deliver the machinery at Marcus over two
months ago and that tbe plant jp not in
accordance with the specifications of the
contract.
■^WtYWBousidvy,
Mr. Hewitt Rostock, M* P., in a telegram to a resident of Greenwood, announces that owing to being detained by
the criminal libel proceedings in Victoria, instituted b/ Premier Turner et al,
it will be impossible for him to* visit
fjgund»ry creek dl^'jct before parliament mtih
LOCAL   NOTES.
Police!   police!!   police!!!
D. P, Mitchell has gone to the Colville
reservation for a few days.
Tbe building prospects for Grand
Forks the coming season are bright,
Tbe Miners' Home will be open to the
public by tbe new management this
evening.
The proprietors of the Alberta hotel
are putting up 150 tons of ice for next
summer's use,
For fashionable dressmaking 5*0 to
Mrs. A. B. Jones, next door north of
Jubilee hospital.
A sidewalk is being laid on the west
side of Riverside avenue between Bridge
and Main streets.
Chas. Van Ness relumed to Rossland
last week where he went to look after his
business interests.
Tom Dartmouth talks about taking a
pack train to operate on the Asbcroft
and Klondyke route.
Fred Wollaston, P. L. S, is surveying
the Coin mineral claim for the purpose
of securing a crown grant.
Remember the masquerade ball on
the evening of January 28th for the
benefit of the Ladies' Aid Society.
With two mayors, an extra board of
aldermen and two city clerks, Grand
Forks may be suid to be strictly in it.
The annual general meeting of the
Boundary Creek Mining and Milling
company occured at Greenwood Thursday.
Mrs. Braumbaugh and her daughter
Thenia and her son Spencer, are visiting friends and relatives in Belmont,
Wash.
Judge Spinks returned from Midway
Sunday last, and remained in the city
until Tuesday morning when he left for
Rossland.
At midnight Thursday nigbt was the
commence rent of the Chinese New
Year, From the small number of Chinamen in town they made quite a racket.
Word has been received from Vernon
to the effect that W. R. Megaw, dealer
in general merchandise, would open his
branch in this city about the first of
March.
B B. White, a practical Undertaker
and Embatmer of Rossland, B. C„ located in Eureka camp. All messages
sent by the stage will receive prompt attention.
John A. Manly left Wednesday morning for Rossland where he goes to close
the final negotiations for the sale of the
International hotel. He expects to be
absent about a week.
Work is soon to be resumed on the
Marguerite claim in Deadwood camp.
The shaft which is now down between
thirty and forty feet is to be sunk ten
feet more, and a crosscut run to tap the
ledge.
Mr. Claude Belltis made a hurried trip
to Rossland and return last week. He
went for the purpose of auditing the
books of the Rossland Transfer company, in which Mr. Van Ness is largely
interested in.
Mr. R. Armstrong returned to Rossland last Saturday morning alter spend
ing ten days in tbe city sizeing up the
situation Dick was so welt pleased
with the outlook that he has decided to
return and engage in business here.
J.'E. Boss, of Spokane, was registered
at tbe Alberta, this week. Mr. B. was
on his way borne from Greenwood where
he bad been on business connected with
the purchase of Messrs Farrel & Mid-
geon's Boundary creek interests.
£)r. Averill add Wife left for Spokane
this morning on a combined business
and pleasure trip. Mrs. Averill ex
peels to visit her son who is attending
school in California before returning
home.
Not an idle man in town, and work
for a number of more if they were here
to do it, This makys it pretty bard for
those who never did an honest days
work in their life, but always stand
around complaining that there is nothing to do.
M. W, Henderson a well known reservation prospector and who is the
owner of a mining interest known as
tbe Henderson lode, and which adjoins
the Lame Foot in Wolf's camp, was a
pleasant caller at the Miner office the
forepart of the week.
Mr. James E. Walker return ed from
Spokane last week and left Monday
mornigg for the King Bee, with a force
Sf man for the purpose of commencing
evelopment work on this property.
Tbe K ing Bee is one of the few among the
North Fork properties tbat has a good
prospect of becoming a shipper with
development.
A very enjoyable dance and social was
given at tbe Grand Prairie hotel at Carson, last Monday evening, under the
auspices of the International society
of Old Maids, of which Miss Meta Nelson is M. B. Exactly what M. B. stands
for is a question in tbe mind of the office
cat, who is of the opinion that it is
"'mamma's baby."
Hereafter tbe Rev. McClennan will
bo)d regular services every Sunday evening in Manlv's hall, at 7:30 o'clock.
This change was made necessary owing
to the school house not being large
enough to accommodate the crowd. If
there is one thing more than another
Grand Forks needs it is a first-class
church building,
A party of C. B. R. engineers under
the leadership of Mr. Rice, arrived in
the city last evening and left (bis morning for the west. Just what point they
would commence work at is a question
we were unable to learn, The party
consisted of nine people and is to be increased to nineteen or twenty before
starting to work.
▼Ill Meet.,
A meeting of the undenominational
Ladies'Aid Society will be held at the
home pf M». W. K. C. Manly on Wednesday, January jfitb. An urgent invitation is extended to all the ladies of
Grand Forks to come out and join us.
The object of the society is purely
charity a- d sociability.
Mrs. Johnson, Pres.
Mrs. Fisher, Sec.
C, P. Railway Surveyors at W-wk.
Tbe Rev. Mr. Irwin, better known as
"Father Pat,"ot Rossland, was an arrival
in tbe city yia Monday evening's stage,
and reports that two parties qf Canadian
Pacific Railway engineers are now in
the field surveying the proposed railway
line between Rossland and Grand Forks.
Through Politeness Only.
Mr. Robert Harvey wishes us to stale
that the reason he left the chair in favor
of Mayor Manly at a mass meeting
recently held in this place, was simply
jn bgnor gf (he tfljee Mr. lyja***!*- bfei-S-
18 flLLJMBHT
The Spokane Klondyke Route
via Grand Forks.
THE SHORTEST AND BEST
An Opportunity for the Newly  Organized Board of Trade to do
Some Work.
Whatever may be urged against the
over-land route from Spokane to
Klondyke, there is one thing fairly certain, and tbat is, lhat a considerable
number of people will go into the Northern regions over it.
There is certainly reasons why tbey
should not do so, for provided with ride-
ing and pack horses, which can be
bought in Spokpne, they can make the
trip in a comparatively short time and
at little expense to Ashcroft, the point
of departure from the C. P. R., and from
whence the Cariboo wagon road loads to
Quesnella, where it is left and the old
telegraph trail taken to Ilazclton at the
Forks of the Skena. At Hazelton there
is a well stocked store owned by the
Hudson Bay Company, wbere many
miners outfit for the seasons work and
prospecting in the adjacent Oniineca
country. It must be borne in mind
that men making tbis trip, with their
own pack outfis are passing through a
rich country, and after leaving Quesnelle,
one that has only been partly explored,
and tbat many parties who may start
for tbe Klondike, will not go farther
than Omincca, where tbe well known
rich mineral and placer deposits will
claim their attention, There is no question but that this route like all others
bas drawbacks, but at the same time
offers advantages that to many, and ea
pecially those who are in the habit of
travelling with their own pack outfits,
will not be overlooked.
Tbe northern portion of this route
may well be left to take care of itself,
and what we wish particularly to point
out, is the splendid situation of Grand
Forks which is the most important point
on the whole line between Spokane and
Ashcroft. Here parties who have traveled from Spokane or farther south or
east, will Hod a suitable point for camping and resting, which is nearly always
necessary after the few first'days travel,
in order to get the animals wbich are
liable io galling by the pack saddles, relieved before the really serious work of
tbe long journey is commenced. Supplies ot all kinds are available here at
reasonable prices, and if anything has
been omitted from the outfit it can be
replaced here at less expense than elsewhere along this route. It follows then
that although Spokane may in reality be
the original starting point for these expeditions, that Grand Forks, from its
commanding position, and with its exceptional facilities for refitting will become in reality one of the most important supply points, on what promises to
be one of the most popular, if not the
greatest of all the interior routes into
the North, tbis season.
M jch has been said against this route,
but for the most part the objections bave
been rediculous and will never be listened te for a moment by practical men
who intend making the journey. It
must not be lost sight of, at this point
at least, that these expeditions will come,
that they must pass through Grand
Forks, and thai the men comprising
them are looking for investment in mining property, and that they are likely to
take it wherever they find the first really
good thing offered. It is also beyond
dispute that, from the moment these
parlies cross the boundary line, at Cas.
cade, they are within one of the greatest
mineral belts known to-day, and will
never leave it until they reach Dawson,
oyer one thousand miles from this point.
Amongst those parties a large percentage will be furnished with funds for investment in good properties wherever
they may meet with them, and it seems
that under tbe exceptional circumstances now presenting themselves, it will
he a wise proceeding on the part of our
new board of trade, to secure a suitable
room where a collection of samples
from tbe various properties surrounding
the city can be placed on exhibition, so
tbat these people, on their way through
may have an opportunity of examining
the mineral products of this region,
wbich in itself is almost certain to be
productive of good results.
No one can doubt but what tbe tide
of progress is now setting in onr direction, and no opportunity touse the circumstances to the greatest advantage
should be neglected.
The distance via this route may he
roughly estimated as follows:
Spokane to Grand Forks l5o miles
Grapd forks to Princton via
Fairview and Kercmcos— 14a    "
Princeton to Nicola (Coutlee's) 60    "
Nicola via  Mamook Dake to
Aschroft ,,. 60   "
Daily Mail   will   be of interest in tbis
connection:
When one considers the great primal
fact tbat Klondyke is not in American
territory, one can understand why certain Americans arc doing their best to
discret tbis mighty gold-bearing district
in the eyes of the world. But while the
discussion is going on tbe Canadian
government has lost no time in considering tho project of telegrapLic comnuni-
caiion • with Klondyke. Thi.** inquiry
brings out a strange fact—strange in
that eveiybody bas forgotten all about
it—that there was once a telegraph lino
to K'ondyke and f.r beyond. Mr. C. R
Hosmer, the indefatigable manager of
C. P. R, telegraph system, does well to
call it a romance.
Long ago—in 1863-4— there was no
cable between Europe and America.
Our Transatlantic news—even during
the exciting episode of the civil war —
was always ab^ut a fortnight old. The
attempt to make a cable connection had
ended disastrously; and in this junction
of affairs war organ zed a gigantic enterprise, looking to the connection ol
the United States with Europe via Klondyke and Behring Sea! Most electricians and telegraphic experts had made
up their minds tbat forty miles—wbich
was Ihe distance across the strait—re-
piesented the longest a submarine cable
could be.
SUCCBSSFULLY WORKED.
A company was formed, and what was
known in those days as Russian Extension stock went off at a premium of Co
per cent. In 1865 the line between New
Westminster and the Yukon river was
surveyed, found to be practicable, and
traversed completely the present Klondyke region.
The line was expected to be fininished
in 1867. Even the tariff for messages
was fixed at £5 ($25) per message, Tbe
receipts were estimated to yield about
$9,000,000 per annum. The line was actually constructed from New Westminister along the prejent toute of the Canadian Pacific railway to Asbcrolt,
wbere it was continued north towards
Behring Sea to Fort Stager, 300 or 400
miles beyond Quesnelle. This line is at
this present moment in operation in the
Cariboo country.
Then, in the midst of the whole business, alter three years of hard work,
came like a thunderclap the news that
the A lantic cable was a success.
Three millions bad been expended; yet
the next day Russian Extension was not
worth the printer's on its surface.
Some day—who knows?—this Russo-
American via Klondyke cable scheme
may be revived. In view of the commercial growth of China and Japan (to
say nothing of Eastern Russia) why
should it not be now?
Looking for Investments.
Mr. J. L Sherrin. of London England,
spent a day or two in the city inquiring
into the resources of tbis section and
the future of the town. Mr. Sberrin is
a representative of an English syndicate
who are looking for real estate investments throughout the province. Last
spirng a representative of this same
syrdicate visited Rossland, Trail, Nelson, Kaslo and other towns of the Kootenays and as a result a large amount of
real estate bas been acquired by them.
Different from most English companies,
no options are taken on any property; a
discription of the property is taken with
the price asked; a report made by Mr.
S. on the same, and if it is satisfactory,
the deal is closed. Mr. Sherrin left
Friday for Greenwood, and from there
he visits Adaconda, Midway, Fairview,
Pentieton, Vernon and then back to
Rossland via the C. P, U., from which
place he will return to London tcf make
his report.
Mr. Sherrin informed a represent.*! ivo
of the Miner that he was more than
pleased with the prospects of this dis.
trict and felt certain tbat his report
would be endorsed by ''his people," and
as soon as be could make the trip from
Rossland to London and return he would
be back and close a large number of
deals he has in view. He refnsed to
state, however, what these deals were,
more than he expected his company
would figure conspiciously as landlords
in every town of importance in the district.
WOMENMED
At the Election Held Thursday fer School Trustee.
DINSMORE    VS    CARTER
I. A. Dinsmore is Elded By 25 Ha.
jority,    A Spirited Contest From
Start to Finish.
The special school election held last
Thursday to elect a successor to W. K.
C, Manly, resigned, was one of the most
heated contests of the kind ever held in
the district. The fight had been on for
the past four weeks, and while it might
properly be termed a "still hunt" it was
none the less interesting. So quietly
was the canvassing done,—not until the
hour of nomination arrived, was it a
certainty that theie would be any contest—although it was generally conceded that there wo Id be. The friends of
both of the candidates had provided fast
teams for the occasion, and every one in
the district who would go to the polls
was driven there ..nd back. The number of ladies who exercised the right of
suffrage on this occasion was marvellous
there being over sixty ladies who voted.
The meeting was called to order at
eleven o'clock sharp by J. W. Jones, and
on motion of Mr. Fred Cooper,
seconded by Maurice O'Connor, Mr.
James Addison was chosen chairman
and John Donaldson, secretary.
The chairman requested those present to decide whether the vote should
be by ballot or an open vote, and it was
unanimously decided to vote by ballot.
The name of Mr. Carter was proposed
by R. A. Brown, seconded by Geo.
Ingrabm
I. A. Dinsmore was proposed by Fred
Cooper, seconded by J. K, Johnson.
From the time ot the opening to tbe
closing of tbe polls there was a stream
ot voters -passing in and out of the
school house, and while the contest was
a bitter one, not one thing occurred to
mar the harmony of the election. At
the closing of the polls and when the
votes were counted it was found that 101
votes had been cast as follows: I. A,
Dinsmore, 63; Wm. Carter, 38,
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The
Alberta
Hotel,
Grand Forks, B. C.
I
S anew House, with new Furniture
and everything comfortable for the
traveling public, and has  accommo-
tions  for a  large   number  of people.
The Dining   Room   is   provided  wilh
everything In the market.
The bar  is repleted  with  the  best
Wines, Liquors and Cigars.
TRAUNWE1SER & FRASEB,
Prospector's
Livery & Feed
STABLE,
Riverside Av., Grand Forks, B.C
Saddle and Pack Horses a Specialty,
We are alio Proprietor! ofthe
Grand Forks and Greenwood
Total,,, ,,,410 miles
Nearly every mile of wbich is ihrough
a well watered, bunch grass country,
and oyer roads and trails that are always
in splendid condition, along which excellent accommodation, for good camping places are to be found wherever
needed by the traveller, who when he
stops for the nigbt requires only
to bobble his hprses and turn them loose
to fill up on the luxuriant bunch grass
found everywhere throughout this region. Few discomforts will be met with
from bad weather or other causes, while
thp general appearance of the country is
for the most part of a picturesque and
pleasing eharacter.
Tb? following fro***} tb? ^ondpnjEng.j
A SLEIGHING PARTY.
Grand Forks Ladies Scare NelsOpjtj-s into
Doing Rash Acts.
After the closing of the polls at the
school election held last Thursday, a
nnmber of thi lady politicians who had
done much toward securing the election
of Mr. I. A. Dinsmore, were treated to
a sleigh ride and were driven to Nelson,
Wash., and the hospitality of the city
was turned over to them. Mr. Hull, of
the Reservation Record, in the excitement of the moment so fai for got himself that he invited the entire party to
a banquet at tbe Miner's Home. Fortunately for this rash young journalist,
owing to the lateness of the hour and
the fact that there were a number of
anxious husbands at home waiting for
tbeir evening meal, the invitation was
declined with thanks. Mr. J. E. Kelley,
a strictly up to date ladys' man and expert whip 'chaperoned" the party.
Will Be Completed March First.
Work on the waterworks is bein*;
pushed as fact as possible under the circumstances. A large force of men have
been at work all weak digging tbe
trench for the pipe line which bas been
finished from tbe power house to the
reservoir and from the reservoir down
Riverside avenue to Bridge and west
on Bridge street to Second. In about
ten days the work of laying pipe will be
commenced and by tbe 10th of February everything will be in readiness for
the installing of the machinery for both
plants, which it is thought will be on the
grounds by that tjms, Unless sqme un.
foreseen delay is encountered everything will be in readiness tor the starting up of both the waterworks and electric plant on March 1st.
County Court at Midway,
At the siting of tbe county court held
last Friday the following cases were
disposed of; W. T. Smith and Farrel &
Midgeon vs E, Spraggett, a non-suit by
consent was entered; Meyer vs Garland,
continued to await decision of supreme
court; Cunningham vs Pastell, adjou n-
ed to Vernon 1 Greer vs Norris, suit fir
wages; a counter claim was made for
damages, judgment for plaintiff; decision as to amount of damages reserved.
Jermvn vs Gueso, re-ncw (rial, ggcufity
forfrjeoby b0***-}-
Wishes Harmony.
I. A. Dinsmore who has lately been
elected a member of the school board,
says tbat it will be his aim to have the
school matters carried on harmonously
in the future, he has no doubt but that
the school attendance will very shortly
wairant the employment of a male
principal.
The Year Book of British Columbia.
By curtesey ofthe author,we are in receipt ot that excellent publication, The
Year Book of British Columbia. This
is a most important addition to Provincial literature, conlaining as it does a
mass of the most necessary information
enabling either residents within the
country or those at a distance, who may
be f jrtunate enough to secure a copy,
to understand tbe conditions existing in
those parts of the country with which
they may not be familiar and in the case
of entire strangers, to gather from a
most authentic source tbp very information they are likely to need, to enable
them to form an independent opinion
upon the condition of the country and
its affairs.
Mr. Gosnell has succeeded in compiling a work tbat for thoroughness and
extent of information leaves nothing to
be desired, while the assurance tbat the
publication is to be continued yearly is
certainly gratitying.
A THREE YEARS' JOB,
The Survey Being Made by thc C. P. R.
Westward From Robson.
Recent arrivals from Rossland report
that a party of C. P. R. engineers left
tbat city this week to commence work
on the survey of a line from Robson
westward through Burnt pass. W. F.
Tye, late engineer-in-chief for the Columbia & Western railway, for which he
made a survey trom Robson to Pentieton, is in charge of tbe party. The survey will be divided into three divisions
and over 20 men will be employed
It is said unofficially that the task,
may take three years, which is no "josh'
either, if tbe 0. P. R. is at tbe back of it.
A $3.00 "Rag."
Nelson Lodge No. 108 K. of P, will
entertain their friends Tuesday evening
Feb. 14th 1898, by giveing a St Valentine's day dance, which promises to be,
in a social way, more than of ordinary
importance. P, B. Nelson, James Kelly
and Henry White, are laying the plans
for the event, which insures that every
thing will be strictly up to date. Th j
price of admission, including supper,
has been placed at *f3.
Prices.   We will
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Columbia -unl 011 the lU'servatlou at Reasonable Gives ur) n cull and get our
isc you right.
PARKER S DEFBEECE.
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Manufacturer of
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I LUMBER,
I   Contractor r.f nil kinds r.r Mason Work,
mutes on workclreerlullj- given.
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1 House Finish,
I Sash and Factory,
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ZOE  McCARTER,
DEALER IN ALL KINDS
Store Fronts a Specialty,
Furniture Made to Order, | Plain and
Saloon and Store Fixtures.
j|J     All orders will receive Prompt
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MINER OFFICE,
RIVERSIDE AVE, GRAND FROKS.
Still Coming to the Front.
Mr. Harrison, manager of tbe B, C.
mine in Summit camp, was a visitor in
the eity the fore part of the week and
reports the B C. improving as the work
progresses. The steam plant recently
installed is running day and night and
twenty-six men are employed. Mr,
Harrison feels confident that it will now
be only a matter ot a short time before
the B. C. will be placed on a solid shipping basis. The object of Mr. Harrison visit was to receive tenders to supply wood for the B. C,
A Popular Housa,
The Alberta hotel, under the efficient
management of Messrs Traunwiser &
Frazer, is making a reputation for itself
among tbe traveling and mining men
of tbc district. These gentlemen spare
no pains to see that the wants of tbeir
Suests are propeily supplied, and the
ining room, under the direct management of Mr. West, an experienced
caterer, is always supplied with the very
best the market affords, and served in
manner eq.ial to any hotel in the
district.
CHAS. CUMINGS,
Real Estate
AND  MINES,
Grand Forks, B. C.
The Silver Dollar Bowie*.
Mr. Chas. Mattheson, a well known
mining man of tbis city, has just arrived
from the upper Kettle river country and
brings word that the famous Silver Dollar property which is situated some
thirty-five miles from Grand forks, has
been bonded by an English company
for the sum of {30,000, of which amount
5 per cent was paid down, the balance
to be paid in three and sit months.
Assays made irom ore taken Irom this
property averages $2*7,-30 in gold;
Grand Forks, B. G, is the coming metropolis of the Kettle River
District, and presents the best field
for investors in the country property*
For further information address
CHAS. CUMINGS,
Sec'y Grand Forks Townsite Co.
The Miner's Job Room
Is Prepared to do all Kinds of
Commercial Printing,
With Neatness and Dispatch. EMPLOYMENT IN MINES.
RIVALRY IN SLOCAN DISTRICT.
Plsrarea    Prom   Twenty    Properties
Nt'nr KttHlo—The Moy-ru Illvcr
-I'ti un try—Pall Creek ('amp- AIoiik
(lie Tobacco Root Ituiiuc
The recent publications in nortnWe&fefti
papers ol various estimates of the number of men employed in Rossland mines
has awakened a spirit of rivalry in the
Slocan district and figures have been submitted iu support llie claim tlmt Slocan
miners outnumber those oi Rossland - to
i and are better paid.
The statement of tlie number of men
employed in Rossland showed tlmt out of
the TOO men estimated to be working in
tho camp more than one half were employed In five mines, as follows: he Roi,
i»:iu: War Eagle, 00; Center Star, 30; Iron
Mask, 30; Sunset, 30., The Slocan people
claim to make a better showing than this,
both as to number of men employed and
wages paid. The average wages in Rossland aie $\ per day: in the Slocan the
miners aro paid $3.50.
The Kaslo News sums up the matter
thus:
The following Bilver-lead properties of
the Slocan and Ainsworth divisionsj located within a radius of ."> miles from Kaslo,
by air line, are given as making an interesting table for comparison. The wages
in these eamps are $3.50 per day.
The pay rolls of 20 representative mines
now operating, as closely as can be ascertained, are given herewith:
Payne, KM) men: Slocan Star, 120;
Whitewater, 110; Ruth, 100; Reco. 80;
Idaho. 70; Montezuma, 70; Queen Bess,
50; Lucky Jim, 25; Last Chance, 20; No.
I, 40; Tariff, 23; Black Diamond, 20; An-
to ine, 25; Evanhoe,26; Rambler, 22; Dardanelles, 22: Ajax, 10; Goodenough, 15;
Whitewater Deep, 10; total, 1023.
The number of smaller properties now
operating, employing from three to ten
meu, will doubtless easily increase the
above figures to 1200.
'l'he  Iltickhnru  Group.
Ambrose Stewart, superintendent of the
Buckhom group of claims in the Moyea
river country, was in Spokane the other
day. The Liuekhorn group is a free milling
proposition and was bonded by John P.
Irvin of Spokane last summer for $35,-
ooo. Two payments have been made on
the bond and Air. Irvin has since associated with himself several Pennsylvania
capitalists who arc also largely interested
in Yalik properties on this side of tlie
line. "We have live claims in the group/1
said Mr. Stewart. "They are the lluek-
horn, Iloosier Hoy, Keystone, Scout ami
Lucky Three. The properties are on Deer
creek, a tributary of Moyea river, and are
about three miles from Sylvanile camp.
The claims were located by I). Longley,
Charles ICrwtng, .Jasper King and Irving
Bryant and were bonded last summer to
J. P. Irvin. The bond runs until .1 .ne 1,
1S0S, ami it will be taken up in due season. Mr. Irving having interested some
eastern men in the enterprise, 'j he claims
are all on a ledge of free milling gold ore
and the average of 2S assays taken at
intervals throughout the. 0000 feet of the
ledge  that  runs through  the  claims  is
$23.35.
Musi   Unit  for Money.
Beginning with the year the smelters
have adopted a new rule that will hardly
suit mine owners, says a Wallace, Idaho,
dispatch. Heretofore1' they have made
contracts with shippers by which they
could have ore sampled at various sampling works and final settlements would
be made on the basis of the sampler's assay. Since January 1 they bave declined
to make any more such contracts, declaring their final settlements would be made
on the mineral in the ore as shown at the
smelter. Tbe result nf this would be that
instead of knowing just what the ore was
worth, and being able to draw for lhe
amount the day it was shipped, the mine
owners ean not know the value of a ear
of concentrates until from four to six
weeks after shipment is made.
Pall Creek Camp.
John Rankin has returned to Florence,
Idaho, from Fall ereek with most encouraging reports from the new camp.
lie is developing a free milling gold
quartz proposition, 'l'he (iohl Bug ore is
being hauled to the Banner mill, where it
u ill In' treated as soon as a new plate arrives which has been pent for. Several
hundred tons will be milled and a rich
clean-up is expected. A. Cl. Amsberry of
the Black Hills, South Dakota, is in camp
examining properties with the view of investing. M.J. Shields is expected to come
over from Moscow in a few days to endeavor to straighten out the affairs of the
Ozark mine with the. hope of resuming
work. The Free Coinage mine has two
nnd one half feet of ore in the. face of the
HO-fool drift which is being pushed. There
are aliout 200 tons on the dump and thc
pile is growing daily. A mill next summer is a possibility. A force of men is
exposing a good ore body on the Bride of,
Florence.
Dividends by ilu-  Reco,
The Keen mine, in the Slocan, on Jan
uary 1 paid a dividend of $100,000, making the total dividends paid to date $287,-
DIM), of whieh $2.")D.(KHl was paid since dan
uary 1, 1HD7. S, M. Wharton, one pf the
owners of the mine, said lhe other day
that another $100,000 dividend will be
declared within 00 days. Mr. Wharlon
is also interested in the Cliff mine, hear
Rossland, aiuFsays it will soon be one of
the dividend payers.
Work   on    tlie   Hall    liiiuerHi-.II.
Mining circles in the portion (if the
Tobacco Hoot range tributary to Sheridan, whieh includes Mill ereek. is. stimulated this winter with unusual energy,
says a special correspondent of the Sheridan Taper. On tiie Bob Ingersoll mine
Bod D. L-eggatt, in whom title to this
property is now vested, is working a force
of eight men, sinking a shaft. This mine
is situated on the north side of Mill ereek,
distant from Sheridan about 12 miles. Mr.
Beggatt has constructed a new wagon
road up the mountain to the mine from
Mill ereek at a Cost of $1000, as well as
greatly improving the old road, leading
Up the ereek from Sheridan. A large
ditch has been constructed from Mill creek
to the millsite where the owner contemplates erecting a large concentrating
plant when the mine lias been developed
sufficiently and enough ore put in sight
to justify the outlay.
On   Ilfneli   Canyon.
Joe Foy, who had a lease and bond on
a copper prospect on Hindi canyon," passed through Sheridan, Mont., the other day
having been to Butte, whero he disposed
i of his bond to Belanger & Bauleau. of
I that city, who will continue to develop
I tlie property. The claim is owned by
I John Dauteniian and John Qoetsch, and
Foy bonded a half interest for $10,000,
j the life of the bond being 1* months.
I from Oct. 1. Rich ore was found near
the surface, and a tunnel is now being
run which will tap the lead at a considerable depth. When in 35 feet the miners encountered au immense iron lead the
I width of which is as yet unknown. It
Carries gold in small quantities and may.
some day, be valuable for fluxing pur-,
; poses, Mr, Foy has nn idea of abandon
i ing the district, but will develop a pros-j
pect he owns in Wilcox canyon, which he \
\ thinks is a continuation of the same vein, j
SHOT IN THE CHEST.
Vo tut urea 1    i)nii-uJurr   of    EJx-Seuater
IJlncklturii SerjouHly   Wounded,
Washington, dan.  17.       In her apartments in the Wellington hotel  Mrs, Lucille Lane, youngest daughter of ex-Senator oJc Blackburn of Kentucky, shot herself.    According to the statement given
out  hy the family the slu Oting was acci- I
dental.    Both of Mrs.  Lane's physicians
refused to discuss the subject even lo the
I extent   of    saving   whether or    md   the'
j wound  would prove fatal, hut  from thei
best that can be learned she will probably !
recover, although Buffering severely from |
the shock.   A friend of the family nominated to give oul a statement said at midnight on Saturday Mrs. Lane was preparing to retire.    Hcr husband at the timet
was in the adjoining room looking over!
the paper.    Mrs.   Lane opened r.   bureau
drawer tn get a handkerchief ami picked
up a  handful of gloves and  laces which I
had been tossed  together in  the drawer. [
Under this fluffy mass was a liny lady's |
pistol, a gift to Mrs. Lane from   her fath- j
er, and a possession of which she was par- j
ticularly fond.   It caught in a piece of lace j
as she raised her hand, and, falling of its
own weight, struck the hammer on the
edge of the -open drawer.    The pistol ex- I
ploded  and  the ball penetrated lier left
breast.
What became of the ball it is impossible i
to say.    According to the statement given |
out il struck a rib and ranged around he- i
neath  the  left   shoulder, making only a '
superficial wound.   At the same time it is -
said Mrs.  Lane is suffering so from the
shock that  the  physicians have devoted
all their energies to rallying her without
attempting to ascertain the extent of the
injury.
Lucille was the youngest   daughter ofj
Senator Blackburn.    She was married in
1805 to Thomas F. Lane, a prominent bus- j
iness man and politician of Summit. N. J. I
At the  time of the marriage  Mr.   Lane
was a chief of division in the treasury de- I
partment.   Subsequently   he   accepted a j
place with the Maxim Arms Company of
New York as their agent in Washington.
The position is reputed to be a good one
and the Lanes had apparently always an
abundance of money, which they spent
freely, living at  a  fashionable hotel and j
seeming to lack none of the good things j
of life.   'Iheir little girl, something over a ;
year obi, was one of the favorites about j
the house with all who knew her. and the
particular pride of her mother.   Mr. and
Mrs. Lane, according to those who saw
them every day, were unvaryingly affectionate and attentive to each other, and
she, while of slight physique, was in excellent health.
WHAT 1897 HAS SEEN.
RECORD    OF    THE    IMPORTANT
EVENTS OF THE YEAR.
FIRE PANIC IN A THEATER.
Untie   Audience Started  n   HiihIi   lor
(lie   Door*.
Butte, dan. 17.—A tire, supposed fo be
of incendiary origin, broke out in the Boston dry goods store, in lhe Odd Fellows'
building, on Broadway, adjoining the Ma-
guire opera house, about 0 o'clock last
night.
I.cl'ore the fire was extinguished tin1
stock was practically a total loss, it was
insured for $25,000, which is believed to
be the full value. The dense smoke penetrated to the upper part of lhe building,
where Thomas Sleet, a paralytic, and his
family, lived. They were rescued with difficulty.
Smoke also penetrated to the opera
house, where "Under the Dome" was being given, As Manager tlagan started for
tbe stage In advise the audience to withdraw quietly, some oue rushed into the
gallery and gave an alarm. There was a
rush for the doors and some women fainted and were slightly trampled * Xo one
was seriously hurt. The attaches of the
I healer acted with great coolness, and
this probably prevented a more serious
disaster.   The play was not ended.
failing iu the real gems, women ean
fall back on the imitation jewelry, for
happily the setting of the imitation stones
is executed with so much care and taste
that the least valuable becomes an artistic ornament.
Donllon lea puis, sugar bowls and erea-
iei'8, iu cased sets, are convenient for
reseiilal ion purposes.
Stop! Women,
And consider that in addressing Mrs.
Pinkham you are conliding your private
Ills to a woman—ra woman whoso experience in treating woman's diseases
Is greater than that of any living physician, male or female.
You can talk freel3'toawomanwhen
It Is revolting to relate your private
troubles to a man; besides, a man does
not understand, simply because he isa
man.
MRS. PINKHAM'S STANDING
INVITATION.
Women suffering; from any formcf
female weaknessare invited topromptly
communicate with Mrs. Pinkham-, at
I Lynn,    Mass.     AU    letters   are   re-
: celved, opened, read, and answered by
yeomen only.    A   woman   can   freely
talk of her private illness to a woman.
Thus has been established the eternal
! confidence between Mrs. Pinkham and
; the women of America whieh hasnever
been broken.    Out of the vast volume
! of experience which she has to draw
from, it is more than possible that she
has gained thc very knowledge   that
will help your case.    She asks nothing
In return except your good  will, and
ber  advice   has  relieved   thousands.
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Twelve Months.
A Chronological Table.
The year 1897 has been, it might he said.
Almost a commonplace one, since its commencement, that ia, no events of overwhelming moment have taken place, but
there has been no dearth of Important
occurrences. The war between Turkey
ami Greece, the struggle fur freedom in
Cuba, tbe costly and long-drawn-out
Btrike in the Ohio and Pennsylvania eoal
fields, the change of national administration, the enactment of lhe Dingley tariff
law, the disastrous spring Hoods in the
Mississippi valley and autumn tires in the
West and Northwest, and the epidemic of
yellow fever ia the Southern Slates are
clearly not matters of small importance
In lhe history of the world. The year has
been an unusual one from the fact that
but few men of really great reputation
have passed from the stage of their earthly labors; their number can be computed
upon the lingers of the two hands.
The most Important events of the year
aro recorded below in the order of tbeir
occurrence:
JANUARY.
1   Thirteen   miners   perish   at   Paehuca,
Mexico Extremely high temperature ami
heavy rains In Northwest... .Pfngree Inaugurated Governor of Michigan.
2-W.  A.  Hammond,   wrecker of Illinois
National    Hunk,   commits   suicide Fatal
storm In Southwest Nashville, Tenn., haa
U00.000   Are West   and   Northwest   del-
ugo-l bj nil us.
3 Snow and frost succeed rain.
4 -Furious bllssart.  In the  West—Gov.
Bcofleld   Inaugurated  at  Madison,   Wis	
Three St.  Paul hanks full.
5- Guv. Altgeld pardons 10 criminals St.
Stanislaus parsonage nt Hay City, Mich.,
tacked by warring church factions—l'our
children die bj nre near WestAeld, Wis.;
three near Habcnck, Wis.
6—Illinois Legislature meets Seven   TTr-
lullue nuns perish by flre at Convent of Our
Lady of I/ukc St. Johns, Itoberval, Quebec.
11—Tanner Inaugurated Governor of Illinois   with   much    pomp  and    ceremony	
Mount Inaugurated Governor of Indiana
with very simple style House kills Pacific funding bill American-British arbitration treaty signed.
12— Five children  drown,   skating,   at  St.
Lou la Four die  lu  powder  explosion   at
Sbauiokln, Pa.
18—Five killed In a Pottsvllle, Pa., eoal
■haft.
10—Wm. Vi. Mason chosen Senator from
Illinois... .Three negroes lynched In Louisiana.
21—Nine sailors drown off Long Island.
20— Fourteen below zero at OhlCflgfrJ 700
poor families aided; relief measures adopted
over entire city 82,500,000 Are at Philadelphia 8850,000 (Ire at Chicago.
27—Continued cold weather lu Northwest.
28- Lymnn J. Gage of Chicago accepts
treasury portfolio.
31 Family of seven die by fire in Hobo-
ken, N. J Cruiser Brooklyn on tlie rocks.
FEBRUARY.
* - Pennsylvania State cnpttol burned; loss
(1.600,000.... Venesuelan trcnty signed.
8-Admiral Bunco's squadron la a BtOMU off
Hampton Koads; three seamen swept away,
several Injured... .$200,000 railroad shop
Dre at Prlnceon, lud.
10—Bradley-Martin ball at New York costs
1500,000,.. .Phenomenal drop In price of
it.'.-l rails.
18—Aid. O'Mailey acquitted of murder nt
Chicago,.. .Death of j. Randolph Tucker at
Lexington, Va., and (Jen. .1. O. Shelby at
Adrian, Mo.; both noted Confederates.
14—Greeks bombard Canes, island of
Crete, under Turkish rule.
Hi—Appeal of Jos, II. Dunlop, convicted of
Improper use of malls at Chicago, to Supreme
Court falls.
1(J— Millionaire Ducstrow banged at Union,
Mo., for wife murder; Peter Schmidt and
Ham Foster bunged at Clayton, Mo.'...
Greeks capture Turkish fort at Crete.
17—Powers uf Europe protest against action of Greece.
18—-Two thousand Moslems statu In Crete
hy Greeks... .Pig shortage of Slate officials
discovered in Nebraska.
21—Oanea bombarded by the powers....
Baby girl at tlie Harrisons'.
22—General observation of Washington's
birthday Floods In Ohio Valley.
25-Powers decide Greece must evacuate
Crete.
MARCH.
4—McKlnley Inaugurated Six  killed  at
Boston by gas explosion,
6—Extensive floods iu Mississippi Valley,
and lu Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana....
Greece defies the powers.
t—Foundering of steamer Ville de St. Na-
calre off Carolina; 05 lives lost.
0— Tremendous rainfall in central States.
10—Six killed Iu a wreck near Princeton,
Ind.
12—Bllssard sweeps the Northwest—$400,-
000 wholesale grocery fire at Chicago.
16—11,600,000 fire at St. Louis Floods In
Mississippi Valley make thousands of no-
groes homeless.
17 -Fitxslinmoun whips Corbett at Carson
City, Nov 78 lives lost by foundering of
French steamer off Carolina.
21—Powers blockade Cretan ports to Greek
Shins.
22—Cyclone kills eight and Injures 23 school
children at Arlington, Ga.; family of five
killed ln  Henry County,  Ala.
28—Heavy fall of slushy snow In Northwest.
80—Forty-five killed by a cyclone at Chandler, O. T.
31—House   passes   Dingley tariff bid	
Powers bombard Cretans.
APRIL.
fl—Carter  H,   Harrison  elected   Mayor  of
Chicago   by   75,000   plurality Alarming
floods lu Mississippi Valley.
8—11.000,000 flre at Knoxvllle, Tenn; 17
people killed.
8—Snow storm in Central States.
10—Daniel W. Voorhees, former U. S. Senator from Indiana, dies at Washington.
ltV-RtotB In Indianapolis over 3-cent ear-
hH-*^.$600,000 fire at Now Orleans.
17—War between Turkey and Greece.
18—Fierce windstorm lu Chicago; $150,000
flre.
20-Desperate fighting In the Levant....
First execution hy electricity lu Ohio.
23—-Daman Pasha assumes com ion ml of
Turkish troops, which have met severe reverses.
24—Turks capture  Larissa Vast floods
In Missouri and Mississippi  Valleys.
26— Hundreds of families at Ottumwa,
Iowa, uud Quincy, III,, homeless hy Hoods.
27—Dedication of Grant's tomb at New
York $2,000,000 flre at Newport News. Va.
28—Greeks at  Adieus riotous because of
army  reverses Flood  at  South  Guthrie,
O. T„ kills over 70.
i!0 - Ralll heads new cabinet of Greece....
Wild gale with loss of life and vessels on
J.cke Michigan.
80-Greeks win a big battle Seven negroes lynched by a mob of negroes In Terns.
MAY.
1—Know at Chicago.
2-14,000,000 fire at Pittsburg, Pa.
4 one hundred die by flre To a Parisian
bazar.
7— Brutal murder of the Harris family,
near Waukesha, Wis., by Wm. Pouch,
9—Sixteen die by flre on Mallory Line
steamship Leona, off Sandy Hook... .Greece
asks Intervention of powers. -
14—Snow at Chicago.
IS—Cater Intervenes to stop war ln the
Levant.
al  -Severe   earthquake   shock   In Cincinnati and southeast... .Five of a picnic party killed on Long Island.
JUNK.
2— Spanish cabinet resigns.
8—Two of a mob of lynchers killed nt
Urbana, Ohio, and nine wounded, by mllltla
under command of Sheriff McLean.
7—Six killed In a wreck near Hudson, Wis.
IM200.000 flre at Carllnville, III Death
of Alvan Clark, famous lens-maker, at Cambridge, Mass.
11— Wife murderer French hanged at
Roekford, III.
12 Mayor Itldmnls killed at Bunker Hill,
111., by Editor Hedley.
13—Attempt to kill President Faure by a
I'arls bomb-thrower.
14^-Sulelde of Harney  Bnrnato at sen,
15— Temperature of 08 In Chicago; 40 prostrations.
18-17—Northwest suffers from awful heat.
18—Storm kills four children at Lincoln,
111 —Cyclones In many Western localities.
21—Victorian Jubilee celebration commence* at London,
24—Cyclone la Kansas kills three; hall
bombards Topeka.
25—Lynching at Crystal Springs, Miss	
Race war at Key West over attempted lynching. .. .Cornell defeats Yale and Harvard In
college boat race Four legal executions
at St. Joseph, Mo., FayetterUle, W. Va.,
Atlanta, Ga., and HoustoA, Texas.
20—Seven killed lu a wreck at Missouri
City, Mo.
30—All districts report many fatalities
from heat.
JULY.
I—Continuance of fearful heat... .Close of
Victorian Jubilee.
3—Awful -heat in Chicago kills six nud
prostrates 40; 18 die at Cincinnati Snowstorm lu Colorado Deluge at Duluth does
81,000,000 damage.
4—Heat and futalitlea continue east of Mississippi Valley; thunderstorm Ht midnight
relieves Chicago,  after eight imve died.
0-Ten killed by cyclone at  l.owry.  Minn.
 Nine killed by holler explosion at Harts-
ville, Tenn....Coal miners strike becomes
general In the East.
7—Continuance of extreme heat and consequent fatalities—Senate passes tariff bill.
 Six killed at Buy City. Mich., by street
Car piuuglng into an open draw.
8—Chicago and Alton freight house burns
at Chicago; losn $250,000... .Heat nnd deatli
roll increases... .Death of Senator Harris
of Tennessee.
10—Drop of 85 degrees In temperature at
Chicago; change general.
12 Death of Millionaire Columbus B. Cum-
mlngs of Chicago.
15   Negro lynched fur assault and murder
0t West Point, Tenn Illinois and Indiana
coal  miners go out.
17—News of fabulous gold finds in Alaska.
18—Tariff bill passes the House Snow-
Btorm In Chicago.
22 -Logan monument unveiled nt Chicago.
lilt- Four killed bv explosion of naphtha on
steamer   at   Bridgeport,   Coun $1,000,000
grape sugar factory fire nt Peoria, ill,
24—New tariff law enacted; Congress adjourns. .. .Cloudburst  at   Boston.
30—Seven killed by cyclone at Sun Jose,
in.
AUGUST,'
0 Elevator fire at Chicago kills four lire-
men, hurts 20 more, and does $600,000 damage.
8 Assassination of Premier Canoras of
Spain,
IB—Orleanlst Prince Henri seriously
wounded by Italian Count of Turin in a duel
ut Paris.
16—Great boom In wheat... .Cold wave at
Chicago,
17—Snowstorm In South Dakota....Wheat
touches 98c at Chicago,
il) -t.'nknown man killed by farmers near
Chicago, for assaqlt Four killed by glucose factory explosion at Davenport, Iowa.
21—Wheat reaches the dollar price in several  cities  and   occasions great  excitement.
28—Three hundred Sepoys massacred by
Afrldls In India.
2d—President of Uruguay assassinated,
20—News of a great tidal wave in Japan.
80—Steamer Portland arrives ut Seattle
with Alaskan treasure.
81—Yellow fever breaks out at Ocean
Springs,  Miss.
SEPTEMBER.
2- Crops reported greatly damaged by long
continued drought.
7— Railroad collision near Emporia. Kan.;
several killed.... Lake Si. Clair yacht cap*
sited, drowning six.
9—Terrible headend collision near Newcastle, Colo., kills 30 people and mangles
many others.
10—Twenty-two striking coal miners near
Latimer, Pa., Bitot dead by deputy sheriffs;
many others wounded.
11—Miners' convention at Columbus settles tho great coal strike.
13—Tidal wave along'the Texas const took
many lives and did great damage to property.
16—Five alleged burglars taken from Jail
by a mob nt Versailles, Ind., and lynched.
10—Anarchist assaults President Diaz of
Mexico; death of the assaulter at the
hands of a mob.
20—Outbreak of yellow fever In New Orleans.
21—President Ratchford of the United
Mine workers declare-, the coal strike ended.
26—Nine  men   killed   iu   a   bloody   riot  nt
(llrardvllle,   Pa Mra.   John   Becker  and
five children slaughtered near Carroll, Iowa.
....Hallway hold-up at Moorbend, Minn.
20-41,000,000 flre In Washington, D. C	
Fall of Azcnrraga ministry In Spain.
80— Resignation of the Kalli ministry in
Greece.
OCTOBER.
1—Five bandits held up n train In  Indian
Territory Thirty persona hurt In railway
accident at  Medfprd,  Mass.
8—Death of Gen. Neat Dow.
4—Sitgusta miuistry assumes control In
Spain Austin, Pa., almost entirely destroyed by flre.
5—Connecticut votes an educational test
for voters.
6—Alton train held up near Kansas City.
Mo Thousands  of  lives  lost   nnd   much
properly destroyed by a typhoon In the Philippine   Islands $117,000   fire   at   Chicago
slock yards Large fire lu Detroit Six
flrls burned to death al Plaiikliitou, S. D....
Msnstrotis flre at Medoru, III.
7—Two prisoners roasted lu Opcllka, Ala.,
jail,
8—Gen. Weyler recalled from Cuba....
Death of ex-Senator Mjd'Uerson of New
Jersey,
12—Bandits rob a train near Austin, Texas....Death nt Detroit of ex-Senator Chas.
W. Jones of Florida.
14—Four people killed In a railway accident at StlttSVllIe, Ont.
18—Four persons killed nnd many Injured
by caving In of a theater roof lu Cincinnati.
16— Steamer Triton sunk ln Caribbean Sea
and 150 lives lost.
17-Wlndsor,   N.   R.,  fire-swept   nnd   3,000
feople left homeless... .Death of Chas. A.
tana of the New  York  Sun.
10—Death of Geo. M. Pullman of Chicago.
21—Jury lu Luetgert murder case In Chicago disagreed.
24—Twenty Uvea lost In New York Central accident  at  Garrisons,   N.   Y Bank
wrecked at Blalraburg, Iowa.
27-Wabash Railroad offices In St. Louis
burned.
20—Henry George, single-tax advocate,
died of apoplexy at New  York.
NOVEMBER.
1—Sale of the Union Pacific Railroad.
2—Thirteen firemen Injured by a gasoline
explosion at a tire lu Philadelphia Election day: New York elected Van Wyck
(Tammany) Mayor; Ohio, Pennsylvania,
Iowa aud Massachusetts went Republican;
Maryland, Nebraska, New York, Kentucky
and Virginia Democratic; Colorado .was carried by sliver men, aud In South Dakota Republicans and Democrats won over Populists.
4—Chesapeake and Ohio train wreck at
Charlottesville,   Vn.,   In   which   four   people
pro killed and many Injured Five men
badly burned by molten Iron lu Milwaukee,
and two die from their Injuries.
6— Train  robbery  near Grunts,  N.  M	
Fourteen lives lout by the sinking of the
steamer Idaho on Luke Erie.
11—Yellow fever quarantine declared off
ln Now Orlenns. .. .Thieves steal $14,000 in
money and Jewelry from a Sliver Creek, N.
Y„ bank.
12—$50,000 fire at Fostorla, Ohio.
13—Three Indians lynched by a mob at
Wllllaiusport,   Ni D.
17—Three people Injured ln n railway
wreck near Cleveland, Ohio... .Panic In a
Cincinnati school caused the Injury of four
children. .. .Rozel, Kan., ulnae Into the
pralrlo In a night.
10—Three miners killed In railway wreck
at Coal Bluff, Ind....Great flre In London,
England; loss $25,000,000.
20—Masked negro, attempting to hold np
a Kansas (.'Ity street car, shot conductor und
motorman.
21 Flre at Melbourne, Australia, In which
$5,000,000 of mercantile properly was destroyed Two motormen killed In a collision In Baltimore, Md Flre at La Grange,
Ohio, In which $25,000 worth of property
was destroyed.
23—F. A. Novak found guilty of murder
at Vlnfon, lown.
25—('apt. Levering found guilty by court
martini at Fort Sheridan, Chicago.
28-Reslgnnllon of the Badenl ministry ln
Austria,.. .Three mon asphyxiated In the
Grand Trunk tunnel nt Port Huron, Mich.
80—Now cabinet formed In Austrta....
Eleven persons killed ln n railway accident
at Warsaw, Poland Martin Thorn convicted of the murder of Wm. Guldensuppe at
New Y'ork.
DECEMBER.
1—Thirty-seven miners killed In Homburg,
Bavaria, by explosion of flre damp. .. .Furious riots at Prague,  Bohemia.
4—Three men killed and several persons
Injured In a collision of trolley cars near
Detroit, Mich.
6—Resignation of the Italian ministry.
6—Congress convenes In regular session at
Washington.
11—Two men killed In railway collision at
Oakland,  Cal Ilnytinn cabinet resigned.
13—New Hiivtlnn ministry formed.
14—Resignation of Chilian cabinet....
Rudlnl cabinet reconstituted In Italy.
16—Three men killed ln C, E. A I. wreck
at Clinton, Ind....Death of Alnhonso Dau-
det, noted French author... .William Terries, English actor, assussluated in London.
... .Ratification of peaco treaty between
Greece and Turkey... .New Chilian cabinet
formed.
17-BIx lives lost In flre at Ottawa, Out	
Three persons perish In an $660,000 flre at
Grand Forks, Dak.
18—Zero weather in Chicago. ...Death of
Hon. Washington Heslng, of Chicago.
20—Five train wrecks—at Castle Rock,
Colo., two persons killed; at Pontine, HI.,
five persons Injured; near Benson, Ariz., ono
man killed; near Rip ton, Ala., four men
killed; at St. Louis, one man killed und two
Injured.
21—Suclde of Miss Leila Herbert at Washington, D. C Three skaters drowned at
Tonawanda, N. Y Three skaters drowned
at Gardner, Mas*
The Government of the United States
owns in the city of Washington 1.000,000
volumes of literature. Uf these about one-
half, or 787,715, are iu the congressional
library. The remainder are scattered
through the various executive departments. The dally number of readers in
the congressional library averages 8,320,
About 700 persona, including the members of both houses and high officials of
the Government, are entitled to traw
books nnd take them away from tbe building, nnd the average number loaned out
in such a way is 1,44(1. It is a favorable
commentary upon the honesty and care of
our public men that ■during ft period uf
thirty years tho number of books lost or
not returned waa only five in a thousand.
• •   •
Large numbers of petitions, supported
by many .signatures and uniform in their
phraseology, are being presented to the
House of Representatives. They ask the
passage of a Beiles of laws to protect the
morals of the public. For example, to
prohibit gambling In stocks, produce, racing pools and other forms of speculation
by telegraph, to prohibit the transmission
of stock quotations for speculative purposes, nnd the transmission in the mnils
of newspapers containing pictures or descriptions of prize lights, to prohibit the
exhibition of ktnetoscope reproductions of
prize tights and other brutalizing spectacles, nnd to prohibit the transportation
from State to State of materials for such
exhibitions.
* •   *
The ladies of the cabinet are decidedly
put out by the edict that forbade their
New Year's receptions and the dinners
thnt were to precede and follow. They
do not sec any occasion for it. The President did not ask or even suggest a suspension of social affairs. He told the
members of his cabinet he should close the
While House for thirty days, although he
did not think it was necessary for them
to follow liis example, but without consulting their wives, they agreed to do so.
The husbands havo since had an unhappy
time, and thc Washington social world
hns offered them no sympathy.
«    •   *
The opposition to tbe ratification of tho
Hawaiian treaty has simmered down al-
moHtVntiroly to the sugar trust, the Louisiana planters und the beet-root sugar
manufacturers. There are a few Senators
who oppose thc treaty on principle, as
they believe it inexpedient for the United
Stales to assume the responsibility of governing tiny detached-territory, and several
on the Democratic side have joined the
opposition because they regard annexation as a Republican ..measure.
* *   *
Chairman Loud of the House Committee on Postofflces has been working during
the recess on the report of tho committee
on the Loud bill, and has practically completed it. He believes lhat the measure
will effect a saving of at least $10,000,000
annually, and will wipe out the enormous
detlcit that confronts the Potsoffice Department every yoar. Mr. Loud believes
the bill is much stronger this session than
last, and, while not absolutely confident,
thinks it will finally carry.
* •   •
The agents of the Cuban junta lu
Washington Justify the assassination of
Col. Ruiz as necessary to intimidate the
cowardly nnd corrupt men in their ranks
who are likely to be allured into making
terms with the Spanish authorities either
through fear or bribery. They say that
hereafter uo Spanish agent will dare approach an insurgent camp, and that it will
be dangerous for any stranger to do so.
»   *   *
Thc distressing death of Miss Leila Herbert has caused a shock to her many
friends and acquaintances iu Washington. She was n young woman of beautiful character, gentle, amiable and generous, nnd was generally beloved and admired, Those who knew her best believe
that her suicide wns due to fear that she
might be a permanent cripple.
* *   ♦
The pension certificate of the Rev. L.
J. Keith of Vlncennes, Ind., will be canceled, because the holder lias informed
the bureau that he does not consider himself longer entitled to a pension, his disability having disappeared, and has asked
that liiM name be dropped from the rolls.
There Is ouly one other such case on record,
* *   *
Secretary Wilson Is greatly interested
in legislation for the establishment of
postal savings banks because he believes
they arc necessary to thu prosperity of
the farmers. It is sometimes an all day's
job, he says, for a farmer to go to the
town where the nearest bank Is situated,
while there Is a postofflCQ iu every village.
♦ *   •
The copyright department is a most Important branch of the Government, and
indicates an enormous increase in literary
and musical Compositions and in designs
which are susceptible lo .copyright. In
1870 the number of copyrights granted
wns 5,021; in 1880, 20,080; in 1800, 42,-
7u8; iu 1800, 72,470,
• •   •
The recent report of tho Comptroller of
the Currency shows that the savings
banks of the United States are mostly
confined to the northeastern section of the
country. Nearly 80 per cent of the number of bunks and amount of deposits is
represented by New York and New Eg-
laud.
• •   *
The Committee appointed by the Society
of the Army of the Tennessee to secure
tho erection of a monument to Gen.
George B. MeClellnn at Washington has
held Its first meeting aud elected Adjt,
Geu. Kuggles chairman.
* *   *
Ink erasers are not allowed in either the
War or the Navy Department except under the direction of n chief of bureau, nnd
no one 1b allowed to erase an entry In any
official record book without explanations
and express permission.
• •   *
Dr. Sheldon Jackson, the Alaska expert, says that there is so much gold in
Alaska that persons who go there ten
years hence will huve us good a chance as
those who go next, spring.
• •   •
Postmaster General Gary and Secretary Gage have promised to nsslBt in laying the corner stone of the new postoffice
building in Chicago on the 4th of next
July.
* •   •
There Is a very favorable outlook, for
the passage of the bankruptcy bill, and
even the opponents of the measure concede their conviction that It will pass both
houses.
• •   *
The sale of postage stamps for the last
quarter of the year 1807 was the largest
ln the history of the country.
THE FOUR SUITS.
Borne Facta About Curds that Are Not
According; to Ilo.vle.
They wero sitting around the table,
waiting for the rest of the party to ar-
| rive,  when a  new  man  In  the game
! picked   up   the   cards and   begun  to
I spread them before hlm on the (doth.
!    "Of course," he snld, in a half solilo-
; quy, "you ull know that cards were invented In 1390 to divert lhe mind of
Charles IV. of Franco, who wus dreadfully In the dumps with a torpid liver,
or something of the kind, but possibly
you don't know about the figures of the
| four suits.   Well, the Inventor proposed
| by them to represent the four states or
classes of   men In   France.    By the
Caesars (hearts) uro meant the Gens
de Ghoeur, choir nien or ecclesiastics;
i the uobillty or military part are repre-
i sented by the points of lances or pikes,
I which we, in our Ignorance of the tnean-
! ing or resemblance of the llguri, call
spades.   The Spaniards have espadas
(swords) Instead of pikes, which means
the snme thing.   The diamonds (car-
reaux, square stone tiles or the like)
designate the  order of citizens,   merchants and tradesmen.   The Spaniards
have a coin, dineros, which answers to
it, aud the Dutch call tbe French word
cArreaux,   stclncen,   stones  and   diamonds, from   the   form.    Treste, the
trefoil leaf or clover, corruptly called
clubs, alludes to farmers und country
folks generally.    It Is not known how
this figure came In be culled clubs, unless the name was borrowed from the
Spanish  game,   which  has   staves  or
(dubs Instead of the trefoil.
"The history of the four kings Is that
of David, Alexander, Caesar nnd
Charles, names which were aud still
ure on French cards. These names are
those of the great monarchies of the
Jews, Greeks, Romans and Franks under Charlemagne. By the queens nre
intended Arglne, Esther, Judith and
Pallas, typical ot birth, piety, fortitude
and wisdom, the qualifications residing
lu each, and, I mny add, most of those
necessary in a good poker player. 1
may ulso explain that Arglne is an
anagram for regina, meaning queen by
nature. By the knaves were meant the
servants to knights, the old definition
of knave being servant. There are
some, however, who think that the
knights themselves were intended by
those cards, because Hog Ier and Ln-
hire, two names on French cards, were
famous knights at the time cards wore
Invented.
"Now," continued the new player,
warming to his subject, "If you will
lake the history of cards from the time
of " but ho was never allowed to
finish, for tbo other members of tho
arty" came in then, and who ever
leurd of a lot of poker players delay-
ug the game for anything, historical
ir otherwise'
^UPffiss
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he drained his glass at a gulp.
"That's right, too," replied Tippler, who
spoke from experience, "but I can prove
thnt it takes precious few of them to
make a fall."
THIS    FULNESS    TIIEREOF.
When It's Easy—"It must be hard to
lose one's mind," said the thoughtful
boarder.
"It ought to be easy if your bead is
cracked/1 snid the cheerful idiot.—Indianapolis Journal.
Among tbe discomforts of life and the
fullness thereof, reaching to every family,
there is lhat which can so easily mitigate
or entirely cure, the wonder Is why we
i endure  find  suffer  so  much.   From   big
I pains to little aches, which are the wear
! and tear of the physical structure of man,
I there  are always  remedies  good,   better
\ and best,   The  choice should  always be
j for the best as the surest and cheapest.
| In chronic or acute suffering with rheu-
| matism,  neuralgia,  sciatica of  lumbago,
'■ or  with   the  minor  ailments  of  sprains
j and bruises, or of soreness and stiffness
I tho  efficacy  of  St.  Jacob's  OU  and  the
| fullness thereof, in so many complete and
perfect cures make it stand out as the
best remedy for pain.   Why then should
we stand on the order of going for It and
not go al once?   In numberless cases the
aggravations of discomforts and pains and
pains   are  from   delay.   Why  should  w«
suffer?
Advantageous in One Respect.—"Would
you be willing to live iu a haunted
house?" inquired Mrs. Moeklou, who had
been considering the advisability of moving,
"Well, Henrietta," was thc answer, "1
must sny it would he a good deal of a comfort to be able to hear noises without having to get up and hunt burglars."—Washington Star.
ilis Weakness—She—He does not seem
to be a brilliant conversationalist.
He—Xo; unfortunately, he can't talk
talk on any subject unless he knows
something about it.-~Puck.
Among seasonable articles of popular
prices are covered steins, with raised figures and German inscriptions.
Mrs, Harriet Shafter, wife of Brigadier
General William H. Shafter, commanding
the department of California, died nt her
home at Fort Mason Friday, after tt short
illness.
The recent fulling olT ill wheal exports
proves, as wus indicated last week in
Briidstr-eois, to have been due to the usual
holiday quiet and not to any falling oil'
of demand from abroad. The total exports of wheat (Hour included as wheat)
from the United States and Canada for
the week amounted to 5^048,000 bushels,
against 3,481,000 bushels last week, and
3,048,000 bushels a year ago; 3,202,000
bushels in 1800, and. 3,604,000 bushels in
1805.
AN OPEN   LETTER TO  MOTHi RS.
We are asserting in the courts our right to the.
exclusive use of tlie word "CASTORIA," aud
" i'lTUIKR'SCASTOKIA," as our Trade Mark.
7, Dr. Samuel Pitcher, of lTyaimis, Massachusetts,
wnathcorlginatorof "1'ITCUER'S CASTORIA,"
ihe same tliat has borne and does uow bear the
'ac-slmlle signature of CHAS. II. FLETCHER oa
every wrapper. Tli is is the original'' PITCHER'S
CASTORIA" which has been used in the homes
of the mothers of America for over thirty years.
Look Carefully at the wrapper aud see that it is
the kind you have always bought, aud has the
ugnature of CHAS. II. I-XETCHER on the
wrapper. No one has authority from me to use
my namt except The Centaur Company of which
2has. H. .Vlelcher is President.
March 8, 1897.        SAMUEL PITCHER. M.D,
There seems no limit to the diamond
combs, hair ornaments, and jewelled aigrettes with which women now adorn
their heads whenever they don evening
gowns.
United States Consul Powell at Seoul.
Coreu, cables tbe death of the emperor.
Piso's Cure for Consumption has been a
J family medicine with us since 1865.—J. R.
1 Madison, 2409 42d Ave., Chicago. Ilia.
Established 1780.
Baker's
Chocolate,
The dainty little lnuchines., the letier
I scale, is now to be found on many women's desks.   The height of luxury is ob-
j tallied in the sterling silver scales.
After Wing n\viwUcd by all aUiers, send us stamp
for particulars of King HoU-muii's Treasure, tlie
only  renewer of manly  Rtreiigtb,     mason
CHEMICAL CO., P. O. Box 717, I'liilmhtlplua, Pa.
celebrated for more g
than a century as a ^
delicious, nutritious, ^
and flesh-forming X
beverage,   has   our <#
well-known 9
<?
Yellow Label     <?
on the front of every <?
package, and our V
trade-mark,"LaBelle -^
Chocolatiere,"onthe v!
tf
Xovel skins and unique designs characterize the newest leather goods.   Mex-
I lean alligator, bison slclnj Russian leather,
rhinoceros and elephant's hide, aud all the
standard kinds nre employed.
Try Schilling'! Best tec, aod baking powder,
An Offset—"Is it not. a fact that enlightened laws hnve had the effect of increasing the span of life?"
"Hardly. Of course, murderers live longer, but, on the other hand, there ure tho
murdered, you see."—Detroit dournul.
^^^^   back.
NONU OTHER GENUINE,
MADE ONLY  BV
Writing table accessories
ware are again very popular.
Dresden
nana fir trnciiiR and locating Ciold or Silver
KIIIIX "">. l'*;-t or Inirl-'.i trcanuren. Df. D.
ttVJ/U jt-owLKKriw.xaar.Heutiii.igton.Conn.
| WALTER BAKER & CO. Ltd., $
j Dorchester, Mass. ?
MEDICAL
TREATMENT
8N TIIU
ILLUSTRATED!,
jCATALOGS
M FREE
tgBuell
» Lambersoil
ISO FRONT SI,
Portland. Oft
YOUR LIVER
To  Any Reliable  Man.
Mnrvclotia npplinncoamlono month a remedies
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world in tlm tn-jitiinim ut mini wetik, broken, dls-
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iwrk, rVc   1 i:i|i)iv niii.-n I*;.- cecured, complete rea-
t'lmuou or development of nil robust conditions.
The timo of Mils oiTi>r Is limited. No O. O. I).
Hellenic; no decent Ion ; no exiximtro.   Addroi-s «*
ERIE MEDICAL CO. Wf»
PI'S0~3S' CURE-TOR'-:&
.       UUIIfcS WHtllfc ALL ELSE FAILS-        |
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CONSUMPTION
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Get It Right.
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Moor.'s Ite-r«»l.d R.m.dy will do It. Thr*.
dose, will Make yon feel tetter. Get It Iron
your druggist or any wholesale drug bouM, «t
(rom Stew art A Holme. Oral Co., Mettle.
For Accidents or Sickness, for Klon-
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