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SECOND YE Alt.   NO. 82
Geography, Climate mill Ilesoiireea
of the Now l'rim..n. Itcgioll of the
Far North—Great Kxteut of Ground
to Be I'roipected.
Special Correspondence.]
Purchased from Russia in 1807 for
$7,200,000, Aluskriwus 11 portion of the
United States (or 30 years without attracting tho attention its resources and
wealth merit. Kvery where apathy and
ignorance preiivilcd in regard to this
latest territorial acquisition. Suddenly
this was changed. In a single day the
eyeB ol tho entire world were turned to
Klondike, anil there they remain fixed.
On tho 17th of lust July the steamer
Portland Bailed Into pint with 111800,000
of gold on board, and lo the ends of
tho earth was telegraphed the story nf
the rich placer diggings discovered
along the Klondike and its tributaries.
Then began thnt rush to the new mines
which has filled the news columns of
the press with its varied experiences for
four months. Ten thousand men
joined in it. Some are now at the
mines; others are scattered all along
the trails from the coast to the Klondike; still others ure at Juneau, Dyea
and Skaguay, awaiting a more favorable time for the journey, while not a
few have returned to civilization, sat*
isfled with their experience or to niiike
a fresh start under bettor circumstances. Great and exciting as was
this lirst rush, it wns but the advance
ripple of the great wave of gold hunters that will roll in upon the Alaskan
coast the coming spring. Probably not
less than 50,000 men will start for the
Yukon next year, and possibly four
tinieB this number inuy go. For this
reason a clear and succinct description
of Alaska and its resources, with u
brief review of its routes ot travel must
be of interest even to those who huve
no intention of seeking the northern
In the lirst place, it must be understood thnt the Yukon river flows partly
through Canada and partly through the
United States, and thut the Klondike
region is on the Canadian side of the
boundary line, though good placers, possibly as good us those of the Klondike,
exist on the American side of the line.
Beginning at the Arctic ocean, the
boundary line runs due south along the
141st meridian as fur as Mt. St. Elias,
10 marine leagues from the Pacilic,
whence it follows the coast line, preserving a distance of 10 marine leagues
from it, in a southeasterly direction to
the latitude of 54 degrees and 40 minutes,which becomes the southern limit.
All east of that line belongs to Canada, part being in the Northwest Territory and part in the province of British Columbia, the dividing line run
ning east and west across both lakes
Bennett and Teslin. The present gold
discoveries nre all north of the British
Columbia line, but no ono oan tell
what may he revealed in the future.
That portion west of the boundary
line and belonging to the United States
constitutes Alaska pioper, and contains
a total area of 017,703 square miles, of
which 37,690 square miles consist of
islands along the coast. It is only on
these islands and a narrow strip of the
adjacent mainland that settlements
have been made and industries developed,except the gradual development
of gold placers along the Yukon, ending
with the recent startling discoveries.
The towns of Alaska consist of but hall
a dozen of any prominence, besides the
new places on the Yukon. They are
Sitku, the capital, Juneau, Wrangel,
New Metlakahtla, Kodiuk and Dutch
Harbor. Sitkn is on Rurnunff island,
off the southeast coast, and has a population of about 500. Juneuu is on tho
mainland, about 100 miles further
north. It is the chief commercial city
and during the winter season its population exceeds 3,000. New Jlotlakuhtla
is a mission and trading point near the
southern extremity, and Wrangel is a
trading point ou tho coast nt the mouth
of Stickeen river. Koiliak is on the
island of the same name south of tho
Alaskan peninsula, and is the seat of
the salmon packing industry. Dutch
Harbor is on the island of Unahisku, ono
of the Aleutian group, whero vessels
pass from the I'ariliu  into Buhring sou.
Alaska Is a region of mountains,
there being no great valleys nor plains.
Along the coast a high range of mountains rises almost abruptly from the
water's edge, deeply indented with long
arms of the sea. These present a series
of Alpine peaks of the most picturesque
description, the highest being the Fair-
weather nlpe, exceeding 16,000 feet,
St. Elias and Logan exceeding 18,000
feot, and Wrangel, fnrthor to the northwest, said to be still higher. Down
the canyons of these coast mountains
many tremendous living gluoiers flow
steadily to the ocean, filling the bays
and inlets with great masses of floating
ice. Beyond tbis coast range the mountains are lower, but almost continuous
as far north us the Arctic, and as fur
east as the great plains of Mackenzie
river region. Yet there are muny fine
mountain valleys, with occasional
Btretches of rolling table land, in summer time brilliant with a carpet of
.grass, mosses and flowers.
The coast mountains divide tho climate of Alaska into two distinct
classes. A branch of the warm Japan
current skirts the coast, its influence
modifying the climate of the islands
anu adjacent mainland. The average
temperature for July at Sitka is but
65 degrees, while the mean winter temperature is as high us 32 degrees. This
is the most equable climate in the
United States. The same oansos produce copiouB ruins or continuous driz-
sles, thore being but an average of 00
clear dayB in a year. Aoross tho sum-
Bit of the ooast range   conditions are
[very  different.     The  rains are cut off
I by  the   high   mountains,   and    the
I warm oeean air jh not felt.    From No-
i vember to April the mean temperature
j remains continuously below the freezing
point, often remaining for weeks at u
I time below zero ami occasionally going
I us low as 00 or 70 degrees below   zero.
It snows about oue-tKird of the time, in
winter, but  the snow does not become
excessively deep, though frequently the
storms are very severe.
The mean temperature of the interior
during the summer months is 00 to 70
degrees, there being ninny very warm
days. The Yukon region, being no far
north, has the long summer .lays and
long winter nights of that latitude,
though, being south ol the Arctic circle, it just misses the continuous day
and continuous night of the Arctic
summer und winter.
Aside from gold, the chief resources
of Alusku aro timber, lish and fur-bearing animals, including the famous fur
seals which are giving the United
States, Great Britain, Russia ami Julian so much trouble. Salmon are
plentiful in all the streams of the
islands and mainland, and millions are
annually packed for market, Halibut
and cod. herring ami smelt, or ooln-
chou, abound and have become of great
commercial importance. The seal and
sea otter in the water, anil tbe fox,
bear, lynx, otter, beaver, etc., on land,
contribute thousands of tbeir skins annually to the world's fur supply. The
fur trade is bandied by the Alaska
Commercial Company and the Northwest Trailing and Transportation Company, both of which have headquarters
on SI. Michaels island, near the mouth
of the Yukon, while the Hudson's Bay
Company operates on the Canadian
side of the line.
Conl and coal oil have both been
discovered and may be of future value.
The timber of the coast and islands
grows very large, owing to the humid
atmosphere. It is chiefly cedar, spruce
and hemlock. It has been little used
thus far, though several small mills
huve cut it for local purposes. The
timber of the interior is much smaller,
ami is fouTld only along the lakes and
water courses. It is chiefly spruce,
aldor, Cottonwood and willow. Several
small mills have been taken in for cutting this timber. Agriculture is ns
yet an experiment, but little having
bien attempted. Conditions on the
islands are favorable for grass anil such
vegetables and cereals as mature quickly. Even along tho Yukon region
summer vegetables may be grown and
possibly wheat. Afeivyears will show*
what can be done in agriculture and
stock raising.
The great interest iu Alaska at the
present time centers in the Yukon
placers on both shies of the boundary
line. Prospecting on the Yukon began
in 1881. In the fall of 1883 the
tirst gold was brought to Juneau from
the intorior. The next year 300 men
crossed the mountains and the number
of miners steadily increased each your.
The lirst work was on Stewart river ami
then Big Salmon, both in Canada. In
1880 the Forty-Mile creek placers, also
in Camilla, were discovered, and the
next year the famous Franklin gulch,
on the same stream. In 1802 the Miller
ereek diggings were found, also a tributary of Forty-Mile, ami on the Canadian side of the line. The next year
thero was a large influx of miners, fully
300 working in the Forty-Mile distiict.
In 1603 tlio first important discoveries on the American side of the line
wero made on Birch creek, and the
town of Circle City, now having 500 log
houses, was started on the Yukon ns a
supply point. The next year over
$400,000 were taken out along Birch
creek and Forty-Mile. In 1895 Eagle
and Porcupine creeks begun to produce
in the Birch creek district. The total
output of that vein* exceeded $700,000.
In August, 189(1. it was reported at
Forty-Mile and Circle City that wonderfully rich placers lnnl been discovered on the Klondike, a Small tributary
of the Yukon entering that river about
50 miles southeast of the international
boundary and on Canadian territory.
There was a great rush to the new diggings, the older ones being nearly deserted. In a few days $1,000 wero
taken out on Bonanza creek, a tributary
of the Klondike. By January 1, 1807,
400 claims had been located on Bonanza
and Eldorado creeks, and 200 on Hunker
creek, and Inter many others ou Bear,
Gold Bottom an.l Too-Muoh-Gold creeks
and their tributaries.    Fully $1,400,- '
000 were taken from the Yukon placers
ill 1800.
It was not so much the amount ol
gold brought out by the lirst Steamer to
come down lust summer, as the news
that this was the result of but n little
work in a few elaiins only, anil that
thore would have been many times us
much had the hundreds of other claims
been worked in time to send the gold
out, which caused the exoitement. The
method of working these mines is te
sink a shaft into tho frozen ground in
winter, taking out the rich gravel near
bed-rock anil piling it Up to be washed
out when Ihe water runs in summer
time. For this reason the gold washed
out last summer could not be sent
away, and will not bo brought down
until next July, when it is expected
that several millions of dollars will
come out ns the result of tho lirst year's
work along tho Klondike The commercial point for the Klondike distrlot
is the new town of Dawson City, situated ou the Yukon just below the
mouth of the Klondike ami reached by
river steamers.
The Yukon gold Welds extend for a
thousand miles along the stream, with
a width of 500 miles. In this vast area
there are hundreds of streams and
gulches, offering ample room for tho
thousands of gold seekers to prospect for
new diggings. The. new discoveries re-;
portod this year are on Dominion ereek
and on tho tributaries of the Stewart
river, on the Canadian sido, and on '
Munnook creek and its tributaries on
the Alaska side, near the mouth of the
latter the new towu of Rampart City
having sprung up.
Ben   Nevis   Observatory,    Britain's
Highest Meteorological station.
The observatory on lien Nevis, Scotland, Is the highest meteorological station in Britain, and Hie scientific results
y**iy~r.--,,7*'-V.^-~*;    obtained Ihere are
in consequence of
small Importance.
it is now thirteen
years ago since Ihis
bsorvalory     w 0 s
HfrFr *-~''
Hi'"' "j*"' ,Jy«* observatory war
Wil %?*-.• I'.-*' opened. The orlgi
[f I-' ,^;*•."■»•'>•'1    building   cou
fRill-uk*"'"'/-! ■ fe>y";ls,IM' ol'one room,
Hi'*»*>*£&'-' L-*{£W'",t additions were
"■ftl'"- ^.«r§|r.»on made. A tow-
*■*■*——-ia^^^er about eighty feet
In height, Which serves tbo double purpose of carrying a set of anemometers
und of providing u convenient exit
when the wilder snows have closed the
orillniiry doorway, was also creeled.
The observatory Is substantially buill.
and is all of one story, except llie tower. The dry-stone walls vary lu thickness from four feet lu lhe less exposeil
purls to ten feet nt the base of the lower; the windows are nil double, and llie
roof Is covered with lend overlaid with
snow-boa riling.
Although tbe velocity of the gales on
im   *m M'»',{'
.,^,m^.. n-J
Ben Nevis frequently exceeds 130 miles
nu hour, no damage bus been done lo
the building beyond the breaking of an
occasional pane of glass. The day of
twenty-four hours is divided Into
watches—eight hours long at nigbt anil
four during the day. Thus 'there Is always at least one of the observers
practically in ihe clouds, for most phenomena observed ou Ben Nevis nre of
great Interest and benii.y. As the observers are practically in lhe clouds for
most of the time, many opportunities
nre afforded lor minutely examining
the optical efl'eets of mist or cloud ou
the rays of the sun or moon, when n
thin, -almost Imperceptible, film of
scud-cloud or mist covers are formed,
These coronne, as Is well known, consist of colored rings arranged concentrically round the moon or siiii. Each
ring has all the usual spectroscopic or
rainbow colors to more or less perfection arranged with the red belt outside.
Ill winter when llie sun ls low—even at
noon—the shadow of a person standing
near the cliff that runs nil along (lie
northern side of the mountain Is cast
clear of the hill and shown in the valley below*.
Prior to the advance of winter, the
observatory is stocked with coals,
tinned food, and sundries for nine
months. The provisions are conveyed
on horseback by way of the bridle
path. In winter the telegraph-wire is
ihe observers' sole melius of communicating wilh tbe lower world. Snow
falls to the depth of fifteen feet and terrific gales prevail.
Animal life Is somewhat rare on the
summit, but an occasional fox or
weasel may be observed lu the rocks.
Snow bunting build tbeir uesls regularly In the cliffs below the observatory,
and In winter are quite tame. The observers have on more than one occasion caught mice In the building, and
their existence there bus given rise to a
good deal of controversy. About a year
ngo a live frog was taken to the observatory, where It has remained ever
since, nnd, although partaking of nothing In the way of food, It seems as
lively us when It was taken up.
Every Improvement lo Make Life in
the Woods a Pleasure,
Not so very long ago   when   people
went camping it really meant they
went "roughing ll." The modern camper has kept abreast of the limes and
has every Improvement to make life Iu
the woods or by llie river bunk a pleasure.
Occasionally we see a remnant of the
ancient system—a large unwieldy boat
or wagon laden with persons dressed lu
their oldest clothes, with sufficient baggage for a polar expedition, rumpled
canvas being much in evidence. To go
buck to lirst principles the real joy of
,   ,,    .     --.»*ivW.A\^^*rS.'kW
camping lies In wandering from place
to place and pitching one's tent In a
now spot each night, but this involves
too much labor. The modern camper is
well represented ln the scene present* .
ed, which shows these luxurious idlers |
having afternoon ten after the fatigues
of the day. Usually these pretty, luce-
curtained   tents with their sheltering
awnings are pitched near others similar In all particulars, where the advantage of a large tent for "smokers" and
occasional dinners may be had. These
tents have board floorings, the rain ls
kept off Ibe awning, ami If tlie camp
Is pitched for tbe summer more than
likely each family has iis flower gardens, flags, hammocks and prelly ,
lamps nnd lanterns for jubilee nights.
Summer bus seen ninny such camps
on the shores of lovely lakes lying neur
Chicago, ami ihe campers have enjoyed
lliemselvi s better, so they claim, than
ibe more fashionable visitors at the
crowded summer resorts, which do not
get near enough lo Nature lo suit tbe
man or girl really tired of cities ami
Bev. Dr. Richard H. Rust Is line Who
Claims Thut Distinction,
Bev. Ur. Richard s. ltust is one  of
tbe "original abolitionist*."   liver since j
bis youth--and be bus now reached old
-he lias been active for llur welfare
I don't hear the voitus folks putter
Like they used to long ago
I'|r the stairs to raise it clatter
Underneath lire rafters low.
What's llie reason things is stiller
Since the young folks went awny—» .-
J..I111 nn' .lin- an' sweet Perinlller?
Looks ns if they'd gone to stay.
Wife, there hain't no sunshine gusbitt'
lu Ibe way it used to come-.
"T only seems us if llie pilshiu'
Shaders was a-comln' limn.
Sorter quietlike nn' dreary,
Only us two here alone;
.list the days seem druggtu' weary
Like ti long uu' dismal moan.     *
In the garret things is quiet:
Mice un' spiders bus Iheir way
Where the youugsters used to riot
In iheir childish pranks nn' pluy,
Sweet I'eriiiillei' used to tat; 'cm,
•l.re nn' John in corners dark,
Alt' the ninideii used lo fag 'em,
'Tire 'cm out au' raise a lurk.
When the bumblebees wus dnruuin1 .
An' the flowers was in liln.uii,
of lhe colored people of the Intnl. Be- ; A„. t*lk, m„(. h„sh vvlls groaa\a>
fore lhe civil war be worked for Iheir
freedom. Since lhe war he hns worked
to Increase their culture. All bis life
long be bus been connected wilh educational Institutions for their especial
benefit, lie has made for himself an
imperishable record ns an agent ol' civilization, and bis name will never be j 'X'ill tl
forgotten by the freedmen of the Unl. I     Br
Willi the scent of ils perfume,
Then the young folks used lo patter
Up the stairs a-long ngo—
Up lhe stairs to raise a clatter
Underneath the rafters low.
Seems to me I'm sometimes ilreamiu'
Of lhe things I Hn t used to he.
1.1 life cullies it-slrentuiu'
I'in lo you au' 1111'.
ted States.   Dr. Rust was born iu New ' Then I hern* the young folks patter
England, where revolt against shivery
was Indigenous, and there was never
auy doubt ubout his willingness to be
classed among the "black Republicans," or (he "greasy mechanics," or
whatever else the advocates of (be
greatest of national reforms were then
contemptuously called. Perhaps he
was never actually asaulted while
preaching and lecturing for emancipation, but over and over again he had
experiences violent enough to appall
any but lhe most stout-hearted. Over
forty years ago he became president of
the Freedniun's College at Neniit, Ohio,
.'ind while holding this position be hail
much to do with the insertion of the
clauses against slavery Into the general Methodist discipline. After the
war Dr. Itust was the father of the
Methodist policy of extending schools
for freedmen all over the South, which
has resulted 111 nbout eighty institutions that serve as lighthouses of
knowledge lo the whole colored race.
Kor years he has gone up and down the ,„,! I10t *ook .,, hJM1 .,.,,„ ,,„■*,,,,„
hunl lecturing nnd preaching in their 1 pnssea on, nnd the next moment Ilu
behalf, and now, when too old lo con-
Up the Btlllrs they used lo go.
There to raise a gnrret clatter
Underneath the rafters low.
—Waverley Magazine,
HOPS nnd offices
were pouring their
streams of life into    the    crowded
streets.    Il was 11
o'clock nt evening.
AI 11 corner where
a    human    tide
swept like a  torrent from a broken
dam     u     woman
stood     under     n
lump post.   She wns lull ami dark, ami
so motionless tlint she might have been
a statue.   Hernials were folded under
her cloak.   A pollcemitu, edging his wny
through lhe crowd, risked her 11 question.    She shook her head slowly, and
were two quick pislol shots, 11 scream,
and a stampede. The ollicer ran back,
lighting his wny through lhe swirling
crowd, lie found ihe woman, pistol In
bund, bending over a mini lying upon
lhe pavement, The ollicer seized her
wrist, nnd, looking ut him Willi a
strauge smile, as she relaxed her hold
on thi" pistol, she snid:
"l um 11 woman, and I demand to be
treated us such."
When she lind been tnken to (he station nnd asked to make tt statement,
she sold: "My name is Irene Roma,
Tbe mime ol the man I shot Is Roy
Campbell. 1 shot him because he ought
to be killed. He wus engaged to marry
my sister, il,. did not keep faith with
her. nnd she died of a broken heart.
He is n brute, and ought lo lie dead."
Campbell was taken 10 a hospital.
His wounds were pronounced dangerous. An effort wus'mnde to Interview
tlnue personal labor, his Interest Is | bint. But all be would say was: **1
still strong. Dr. Rust resides in Cln- j suppose she thought she bail 11 right lo
elnnati. shoot me."   He asked if they had put
  ! her In jail, and appeared to be pleased
MARY ELIZABETH   LEASE.        j when lold that she had been allowed
oul on ball.
RBV. nn. iiK-iiAirn s. bust.
"Brute:" she said. "I ulmost wish I
lind killed you."
"When a woman almost wishes ri
thing, she wishes Ii doubly," In* replied.
"I don't know Inn there Is some truth
in that," she assented. "But what a
beast you were lo treat Florence so.
How could you?"
"Because I wns a beast, I suppose."
"Yes, you were. She was taken 111
with fever shortly iil'ler.*, anl, bul il wns
a broken heart that killed ber." Her
eyes shot sbufls of hatred al liini. "But
1 dlilu t come to reproach you," she
"Then why lib] you come'.'" he asked,
"To ask you why you could bavo been
so heiirtless. I simply want to know,
Wns It because you have no hcrirl  al
"It   was  becnuse  l  bad  irm  much
Sbedarted a fierce look al him. "Ah:
It was because yon loved another woman."
"Yes. Florence made me promise to
tell her If—If I should love uny one heller than I did her. It was not my fault
if another woman set my soul afire,
when Florence bad only warmed my
heart. Coil knows 1 fought ngiiinsi 11
wlib all my Btiength, all my philosophy.
But nt lnsi I hurl lo tell her. uml I left
it witli ber whether or nol 1 should
keep my promise of marriage, Then she
drove me from ber presence."
"Abl Ami then you went lo thi' other
woman und told ber of your love, und
she spurned you."
•■No, I did noi tell her. Indeed. 1 wns
determined Unit she should inn know."
She looked nl him searchlugly. "You
killed my sister, Inn you rue more of rr
man thun I thought."
He smiled srnlly. "A 111:111 Is always
more or less of a man than tl woman
"If you hold so poor un opinion ot
women, I tlou't see how you tuuld love
"1 don't see. either,,'
"Fool!" she said.
"Yes; I'm 11 num."
She smiled ut him, und then after a silence she snid:
"I in yon Intend to toll the woman of
your low'.'"
"It you do. ninl she loves you, I wiil
shoot you again."
"Thut's consoling."
"Then let 11 console you.    But really
j I ant sorry lor you—for your weakness.
I You oughl lo have hud more strength
thnn 10 l"i  that oilier woman—and  I
know she is a fright—win your love,
j You ought lo have known that she was
playing with you."
I    "Reason addresses lhe brain, lint   it
eriiinot reach the heart.      I  told you
thai I fought "
"Yes. I know.*' And nftet' 11 long si
lenee she said: "I wisli you would tell
me the name of thai woman."
"Irene II..inn."
She spuing to her feel with a cry, uml
a nurse ruu Into the room. She found
lho visitor ou her knees by the bedside. "Leave us." the mau said, and
the nurse withdrew, lie pul his hand
on her bend, nnd she sobbed under bis
touch. "And that wns Hie reason 1
could not keep faith w'nh ber," he said.
"You sel my sou] 011 lire, and in lhe
Humes I could see your smile.'' sire had
caught bis hand, and it was wet with
her tears. '-And for that love I waa
willing In die," be said, unable now to
see her, kneeling beside him, but feeling tbe warm tours upon his bund.
"O, don't—don't say that!" she sobbed. "In my despair I haled you be-
cause I loved you so."—Princess.
Mentioned as thc PopullBt Candidate
for Governor of Kansas.
Though she has never held an office,
Mary E. Lease has frequently been a
candidate and Is spoken of as lhe Populist candidate for Governor of Kansas.   She ls a woman of more than or-
Three weeks later the wounded man
wns sitting propped 1111 In bed, when a
card bearing Ibe name of Irene Roma
was handed to hint, lie looked bard nt
it, rubbed his eyes, held It further away,
then closer, and then remarked: **l
don't understand why she should want
dluary ability, uml has done splendid , |() s(,p ni(,    iA,t nel, L.'omi, •„;.
work as a speaker for lhe cause of Hie
1'opullsts ln the nation as well us In her
owu Slate.
She was born In Ireland In 1868, nnd
early iu life came to this country with
her family. Though an obscure farmer's wife she suddenly became   well j looking straight at Campbell, said
I am awfully sorry 1 shot you
With n timid, awe-slruck air the woman approached the bed. She coughed
lu embarrassment us she seated herself
on 11 chair which llie nurse placed for
her. She put buck her hull*, made nlni-
less motions in her confusion, nud then,
Campbell smiled. "And are you sure
you haven't eome to shoot me again V"
he asked.
She frowned In reproof. "You know
1 haven't. If you bad tbougbt Unit you
would have told them to keep me out,"
"No, 1 wouldn't. You have come so
far oul hire Unit 1 couldn'l hnve found
Ihe henrl to disappoint you."
"A plaster of snrensm won't draw out
a soreness, Mr. Campbell. I hnve suffered so wllh remorse Hint I have come
to see if I could mil Hud some sort ot*
consolation, You don'i know bow* I
have suffered. And I must go through
n baleful trial, too, with everybody
looking nl me. Oil, I do wish I Itniln't
shot  you!"
"Yes.'' he .It'llwled, "I rather wish so
myself. So, you see. we huve something in common.   But you ueedu't be
known as an orator nnd worker.   Five
years ago she was scarcely known outside or her own vicinity, but now her j worried over the trial.   1 shnll not np
reputation is world-wide.   She Is 11 poli-   penr ngnlnsi you."
ticlnn ns well ns nn orator nnd talks
nnd plans like n ninn. The trouble between Mrs. Lease nnd Gov. Llewellyn
some years ngo is still remembered,
nnd her success nt that time mude n
great Impression. She hns been admitted to the bar and practice of law nt
Cyclists Discarding Corsets.
It Is said tbat Parisian female cyclists
are doing away lo 11 grout extent with
lhe corset. This, however, ls only In a
measure true, nnd Is bnsed on lhe fact
thnt the ordinary long corset Is being
dlscnrded In favor of n shorter stay*—
somewhat like the "riding" stay, lu
fnet, adopted by horsewomen, There
Is little doubt, though, that cycling de-
The nurse had Withdrawn. They
were alone. She put back her hair
again, and be followed the movement
of her graceful hand—the bund that bad
shot him. "No, 1 will not appear," he
went on. "It Is something of a dlstlnc-
tlon lo be shot by the handsomest woman iii Liverpool." Ile hesitated as be
saw llie tears gathering in her eyes.
"I take It nil buck," be snid. She wiped
her eyes, and snt looking fnr nwny
through n window. The mystery that
lies in the clondlnnd wns reflected In
her eyes, nnd be gassed nt ber. She turned her eyes upon him, nnd lhe mystery
flew* from (hem.
"Yes, I nm sorry 1 shot you," she said;
"but I hnte you, nnd never cun forgive
Ah! nnd I nm therefore consoled by
icrves the merit of having cnused the
dlsnppearm*/") of light lacing ln many j the thought that you never can forgive
quarters. I me."
Ho Was a Clever Thief.
While a Well-to-do Parisian was re
turning recently by train from Havre,
during the lirst hour his only  fellow
passenger in the compartment wns a
] young man, who made himself very
j agreeable.    Then others got  in. uml
j talk was general.    Finally Hie  Paris-
I l:iii dropped    asleep,    Presently    tho
young mini, turning to lhe other pns-
' sengers, wllh u wink toward the sleep
! lug mini, snid, iu an undertone, "I'll
piny n good joke on my uncle," and be
unfastened the strap by which a small
traveling bag was slung over tlie shoulder of the sleeper.    "I'll  change into
Um next compartment nt the first stop,
nnd my uncle will wake np and think
he has been robbed,    ll will be fun to
see his face, and 1 can watch through
lhe llltle glnss in the partition.   Dou'l
give It nwny."
The others grinned appreciatively,
nnd ihe young man presently slipped
out with the bug. Soon after the own
er of tbe bug woke up. lie missed
his pouch from the strap, ninl jumped
up In grout    excll nt,   exelnlmlng,
"I've been robbed!"
'The response from his fellow* pns-
sengers wns u ronr of laughter. This
ndded linger 10 the victim's excite*
ment, nnd be stormed furiously. Fl
iiully oue of lhe passengers assured
lhe nngry ninn lhal his bag was nil
right; bis nephew hud it iu the next
"My nephew*:" shouted ihe bewilder.
ed man; I haven't any nephew. 1 never
lind n nephew. I don't know anything
ubout nny nephew."
Then il wus the turn of the other
passengers to be dumfounded. But the
thief got nwny. nnd Ihere were several
thousuud frnncs in the bag.—Tlt-Blts.
Worked-Out Hunting Ground.
Game nnd fur-bea ring unitnnis are
rare along the Yukon, ns It Is nn old
bunting ground and hns been drained
by constant traffic for more than hull
a century.
Minn White of I od i an Terr i tory Cluiuil
tlie Swedish Throne.
An American woman ls a clalmaut to
one of the oldest thrones in Europe.
She Is Miss Louise While, of Indian
Territory, und she asserts that she Is
the rightful queen of Sweden. At present Miss White is right on lhe ground.
From lhe window of the hotel room
which she occupies iu Stockholm she
Miss LOUIS!*; will TB,
can look across the square to the great,
while royal palace from which she
hopes some day lo oust Oscar II. She
hns gone lo Sweden's capital armed
wiili 1,undies of documentary evidence
nnd bucked by a formidable army of
legal tnlent, and she is prepared to slay
there until she can persuade the Swedish people lo liel]i ber swap her bonnet for a crown, her hotel room for a
Ami. mind you. Miss While's ambition does not spring from an unsound
mind. She is a bright, intelligent
American woman, and actually hns
good grounds for her elaim. She alleges and Is prepared in prove, she
sriys, thru she Is a lineal descendant of
Sweden's most popular king. Custavus
Adolphus, whose direct descendant,
Cusiavus IV.. was dejiosed In 1800 be-
cruise he embroiled the nation in too
many foreign wars. Miss White thinks
that she could give a better sample of
ruling than her unfortunate ancestor.
Kvery Swede knows Hint King Oscar
Is descended from lhe Barnndotte family, which three or four generations
back was not even n noble one. bin If
Oscar is handicapped In the line of ancestry he hns the advantage of Miss
While In other respects. In ihe lirst
place, he hns possession, und would
probably bold on io his throne ns long
us possible. Then, be is n very popular monarch, nmi Miss White, while her
claim hns beon discussed to some extent in Ibe Swedish papers, is personally unknown.
Pound of Gold Sent by un Alaskan
Prospector to His -Mother.
The little bag shown in the picture
safely held n pound of gold on the journey from Dawson City io Pittsburg.
Il was sent hy William (i. Sloney to
the woman be loved best and oftenest
remembered in the far-away gold country—his mother. It was first intrusted
to Sloney's friend, s. ]r. Golf, nnd by
him forwarded to Mrs. Stoney. The
time was a little more thun sixty days.
The brig is being preserved by tbo
fond mother, who prizes it more for
A  HAC. OKOOI.U foil Ills Mt'TIILlt.
Hie assurance It brought her Hint ber
son wns thinking of her amid the
hardships and trials of that tar-oft
rouniry than for the gold it contained.
A Drumtnor'a Mistake.
The Kennebec Journal tells of a Bangor "drummer" who tried to save a
holy from leaping from a rapidly moving train. After he lind thrown his
arms around her and dragged her bticit
Into lhe car she recovered from her
surprise enough to call him ull the
names in ihe feminine vocabulary nnd
explain that she went out on lhe plat-
form to wave ber handkerchief at some
friends. The passengers appreciated
It nil, but the "drummer" didn't seem
to enjoy lhe situation.
To Ward OfT litems.
In a recent lecture the Herman traveler Prof, Peebuel-Loeschke declared
tlmt the danger from attacks by wild
animals in lhe African deserts and
elsewhere was greatly exaggerated,
and that the best weapon against nt-
Inck wns nu umbrella, which would
ward off nny lion or tiger.
When n girl tells you thnt she enn't
sing don't try to eonx her, but let It go
nt that.
A man never cuts much of a figure
In history until after he sliullles off tbis
mortal coil.
A Conlldenee Game,
Jones—Is It true that Deneon Suif.h
fell from grace?
Brown—So I understand.
Jones—What was the cause of it?
Brown—A banana skin, I believe.
Joucs—Oh: Slipped on the sidewalk,
Brown—No; be bought three green
ones of n train boy for a quarter,
When n man freely admits Hint his
wife Is not stubborn, he can afford le
stop praying.
Some people save all their sympathy
until a man Is (lend: they Ihey make
bis grave sloppy wllh their.tears. THK   MINER.
THE MIKEH t.« printed orr HutunUyf, and will
bo mallei to any attires-: In Canada or the
Untied Stat.iH f.-r "ue year on receipt ol two
dollari.   HnglO OOptH flvo cent*.
ifONTKACT .\IiTi:llTIril':MKSTSIli.trt..liilllie
rate ol fj pur column inch per month.
thc rate of 15 euntB per nonpnrell line Urn
Insertion. AdvertlE.'liretrtl running lol* tl
shorter period than !lirc« imrirtlri. RTeelASsed
CUBUKSl'ON'llKNri; Irom every part el the
Yale District and eniuiriuiricatletiM upon live
topics iilwnyn acceptable. Send ill your
news whilo it is trceli, and we will do lhe
JOB I'lUNTISri turned Out in UrnUrlMi style
ni the shortest notice,
A.l.trcsi F. U. McCAIlTHil it SOX,
(illANH   l.lltK
, ii c.
Carson Lodge I, O. 0. P. No. 37.
I, U. U. r, (vanlllg 111 M ncli..-k tu their
liBllirlliirsi.ri.il   (*.    A   Cordial  I11vll11tl.nl ox*
cinied toall sojourning brethren.
Jvll.N W. M.I.MUCN. N.O
A. 0. OOUUTOl*, U.S.
Church Notice,
PHKiillYl'KKlAN   DKOBOH—Services every
Snl.I.nlli In the clinri'li at 11 11. 111. rrri'l 7  HI
p* ra, In the scluiiil roiiiii at Uranil r.irks.    Sah*
bulb school inytn a.
Al L'arsi.li weekly 8 |
111. lu ihe acinic! rnuin.
Railway rumors arc life at present,
and as any, or rill of Ihem ; hnve a direct
bearing on this section, are of inte est
10 all residents of thc Boundary country.
From all tbat can bo gathered it would
6eem tbat the C. P. R. intenda if possible to obtain control of all lhe different
railway lines likely to build into ihis pan
of the province, and thus snfl.i all opposition as regards the future transportation facilities q[ the whole Southern
portion of British Columbia. That this
would be a masterstroke on the part cl
tbe big corpora'iou is certain, but the
question as tu what the effect will be on
the interests of the country thus shut off
Irom any effective competition in tbe w iy
of an alternative route, is a most serious
one. It is too Q u'y yet to indulge in a*iy
misgivings on ttiii account. The reported purchases nuy never be completed, and there is little sense in meeting trouble halfway. Anyway the control of the carrying trade by one corporation whose interests are boun i up with
the prosperity ol the country, are no
more |to be dreaded than a combine
among a number of roads that might be
competing for tho carrying trade of the
dislr ct, and that the history of railroads everywhere teaches us is always
There Is liltle need for residents, and
owners of mines and businesses here to
become agitated in anyway over these
reported deals. Take the mineral resources of the Boundary country into
consideration ior a few minutes, and It
will become clear how utterly preposterous is the idea, that anyonecorporation,
no matter how great and soulless they
may be, can so handle the district as
to crush it with heavy freight and; other
charges. Tbe condition ol things hero
will not permit this tc be done even if a
railway company, having the sole control of the traffic werednclined to do so,
in utter disiegard of the prosperity of
the district fiom whence lhe great bulk
of their trade will be drawn for all time
to come. The simple reason of this is
that much of the ore found here is of
too low grade to stand heavy transportation charges, and consequently local
treatment must be resorted to, which
will not only be the cause cf many ap-
parantly worthless pioperties being
opened up and worked, but the operation of the necessary reduction works
will so increase the population of the
district as to make it one of
tbe most popoulous centers in
the known world. It may seem strange
to say that the necessities of any place
pr people will be their salvation and
ground of financial success, but it must
be apparapt to anyone who considers
this matter that such is the case here in
a most eminent dogree,
The mii ing of the ore in any distiict
is but half tbe work in connection with
the extraction of the full values contained in it, and if shipped direct Irom the
mine to a foreign smelter, or one located
in some adjoining district for treatment,
the producing district, simply looses hall
■—and the half at that_, that attracts and
holds a permanent population.* Qf the profits of its mines. No country, and the same
applies in proportion to districts, can
ever become rich, or attract and main-
lain a permanent population, with all
the constquent -.y- images peculiar to
(he best state IA cmbz mon, and mod
ern society,tha<-s;nip}yactsasthe feeder
to some other section, which taking their
raw ores, turps them into bullion, pays
itg own charges thereon, and bandB the
balance only, bock to the party who is
content to sell bis raw product for what
be can get for it, Nature has decreed
lhat tbis state ot affairs never shall exist
here in tbe lioundary country, by placing every facility for local treatment
within the bounds of tbe district itself,
and the lull development of the re
sources of tbe distiict along these
linos will gurantee, not one but several
railways, all the traffic tbeycan possibly
handle and that very speedily too, The
railway traffic in Ibis section will not be
in the hauling away of the raw ores for
treatment, but in the more profitable
trade peculiar to a rich and populous
mining country, having within itself all
the natural resourses to assure success.
and which there is every indication will
Soon be ii'imed to the fullest degree.
At tbe present time there is a proposition before the Rosslftpd council, made
by a Mr. FJgie, to erect reduction works
St or near that place to cost not over
p. 1 ,ooo,aoo,and which are to treat ore having a total value of ty per ton at a profit to the mine producing it.   If Mr.
filgirte carries out this- scheme be will
cooler a boon on the Rossland camp,
and doubtless makea handsome fortune
himself, as be richly deserves to do.
We shall watch with interest the progress
of Mr. Elgie'6 proposition, for what can
be done there can certainly be repeated
here, probably at greater advantage,
and more profit 10 tbe miner owners of
this distiict, than to lhat of the Koss-
land-Trail mining section.
We must not however loose site ol the
fact that sev.ral propositions have been
made looking towards the establishment hereof plants sullable forthelocal
treatment of tho ores of this district.
The proposed process is smelting, which
perhaps more than any other is particu
Marly fitted to ibe reduction of the great
bulk of the ores of tbe whole southern
poition of liritish Columbia. We need
not fear however, lhat if Mr. Elgie has a
process for ihe r.duction of Rossland.
Trail oies al a much lower cost than is
possible by smelting, and il it proves
equally as effective as th.it process, tbat
the parlies proposing to operate here
will Irv one whit behind in gaining possession of and establishing that, or an
equally effective andchea^m.thod here
for treatment of our ores.
Taking a survey of the entire situation as it .*rff: cts this district at present,
it must be aamitted that tho outlook is
remarkably encouraging. There is put
little doubt but that the advent of
the incoming year will bring
with it results that will be lhe means of
establishing prosperity among those
who have lived here for years pinning
their faith to the future of this district,
,ind bringing along with it that much
*ished lorii'lluxol population and capital, always necessaiy to insure the permanent success of any section, having
natural recourses to support tbem,
That lhe Kettle river section and the
whole Boundary district possesses this
in a higher degric peihaps, than any
stmiliar area known today, is too well
established to need empatbizi ig.
In its issue of November 27th the
Boundary Creek Times pays ihe Miner
some attention, not altogether of a
friendly or 11 itteiing nature, however.
The trouble with tbe editor of the Times
is, tbat he has to defend a most urjust
and rediculous action on the part of bis
masters, the Liberal party, and as tba'
cannot be done in the present instance
by an honest straight forward statement,
it resorts to the only weapon which
priggish and cowardly ] urnalists use
with any seeming effect. No explana
tion worthy the name is given, why Mr.
Tempteman, a resident of Victoria,
should have the appointment to the vacant senatorshp which by right and
custom belongs to the mainland, but instead a torrent of abuse is directed
against the editor of the MiNF.K that
could only eminate from a mind and nature, distorted by self conceit, if not naturally vicious from first. We feel but
a contemptuous pity for the editor of
the Timen.
tion Ior that purpose to the supreme court, with
In one mouth next alter tbe publication of litis
bvlaw in the British Columbia tiar-clle. or lie
will be too late lo be heard In lhat behalf.
(2] In case no application to squash a by-law
is made within one month next ufler the publication in lhe liritish Columbia (juzctte of such
by-law, atidl'iotlee as provided in section S6 of
this net, the by-law, or so much thereof as is uot
lire subject of any application, or not quashed
upon such application, so lar as the same or
dahis, ],rescrtl.es, or directs anything -.vltliin
the proper Competence ol thc Couucii lo ordain,
prer-eril.e, or direct, shall, notwithstanding any
.vant of sulrstAiice or form, either iu the by-law
itsell. or hi the time or manlier of passing the
same, be a valid br-law.
Fuel Wollaston, ("ity Clerk.
City of Grand   Forks
tion of & certain agreement between the
City of-Grand Forks and the Trust» nnd
Guarantee company. Limited, providing for the
investment and MJO*keeplng oi a sinking fund
to he rained to redeem debentures ol thia Municipality to tliu aineuiit uf 120,000 for the construction oi public works of Immediate necessity.
Passed November Sixth 1H'J7.
MINERAL   ACT   1896.
Mountnin Rosfl Mineral Claim, situate ln the
(irand Forks Mining Division of Yale District   Where located;—Summit Camp on
Eust of the Bmma Mineral claim.
TAKE NOTICE that I \Y. T. Smft-h, free miner's
1 certitieate No. wywij, intend, sixty days from
the dale hereof, to apply to   the Mining Recorder for 11 certificate  of   Improvements, for the
purpose of obtaining a drown Grant ot tho above
olaim.   And further lake notice that action, under section 87, must bo commenced before the
Issuance of such certitieate of improvements.
Dated this tth day of October. 1UH7.
WhcreaB fly-law, No. *} of this Municipality,
dated and passed on the nth day of November]
ih'j7. authorises the Issue and site by the city of
debeuturei to thu amount of 120,000 for thu purpose nf I'liiiHlriu-hiii: public wurka of Immediate
necessity lu accordance with the borrowing
powers bestowed upon the  Municipality of an
Act of the Legislature oi tho Province of British
f_ -     _,        <        \ Act Ol the Legislature of tho Province ni llrmsn
■fl^-J     Ha«*Vc   Columbia passed  in the sixtieth year of  Hor
\jt2Su>X   FOlKS  Majesty's reOgn, chapter 16, entitled "An Actio
' Accelerate the  Incorporation   of Towns uud
under which Act the said City Is incur-
BY-LAW   NO.  9.
tllSi of the Citv of (irand   Forks   In   the
Province of  British Columbia,   to  tho
amontil of 180,000, tor the purpose of borrowing
money ihereou for the following works ol Immediate public necessity,
(a)   To provide a water works plant and sys*
[bj To provide an electric light plant and
"[cl   For street improvements,
\\ IJBRBA8. bv 1111 Act passed by the Legislature nl the Province of British Columbia In the
sixtieth vear of Her Majesty's reign. Chapter
sixteen, entitled "An Act to accelerate the In
cornoranon of Towns and CUieB" It was amongst
other things enacted that It should be lawful
for the Lieutenant-Governor of the Province of
British Columbia in Council by Letters Patent
under tho public seal to Incoporate into a city
under thc heading of the 'The City of (irand
Forks" the hinds mentioned in the schedule to
the said Act. being nil that piece or parcel of
land Situate In thc osoyoos Division of Yale Dis
tnct bounded as follows:— Oommeueiua at a
point where the northerly boundary of lot 086,
Group 1, in .said Division produced easterly
would intersect the center of the North Fork
ol Kettle river: thence westerly following the
said northerly boundary oi Lot 585 to the northwest corner thereof; thence southerly following
the westerly boundary of said Lot 585 to the
southeasterly corner of Lot 7-W; thence westerly
following the southhrly boundary of Lot 7-i.i to
tbe northwest corner of Lot881; thence southerly along the western boundaries of I-ots :wi
aua 882 to the southwest corner of said lot 882;
thence easterly following the southerly boundary of said lot 832 to the center of Kettle River;
thence northerly and easterly following the
center ef said Kettle River to where it Intersects
the southerly boundary of Lot 408 produced
westerly; thence easterly following the southerly boundary of Lot 4'U twenty chains; thence
due north, forty chains   more or less,   to   the
Ami whereas it will require the sum of tl»-
•IOU to be raised initially for a period of twenty
years tbe currency of tiie said rlbbentures-ta pay
the Interest of the said debt, nud the sum of
■ir-7'2 to be raised annually during ihe same period for the formation of a sinking fund for the
pavtnent of the debt created by thc Hitil debentures, making In all the sum of \ltr,-i to he levied and raised annuallv for thc period of twenty
years to redeem the principal and Interostof the
And Whereas it Is doomed advisable by the
Council of this Municipality to deposit tlie said
sinking fund and all payments to be raised on
account thereof with the Trusts nnd  Guarantee
company, limited, upon terms agreed upon by
the City and the said Oompany. which terms are
deemed advantageous to tho oity;
And Whereas an indenture of agreement em-
bodying the said terms have been arrived at
and prepared and has been reud and approved
of by tills Council, one original duplicate of
whloh agreement is hereunto annexed marked
with the letter "A";
Therefore the Municipal Council Of thc Cor-
oration uf the City of Orand Forks enact as lol-
Numlier Four mineral  claim  situate  In   the
Orand Forks mining Dlvison of Yale district.
Where located:—in Central camp.
TAKE NOTICE I John A. Coryell as agent for
Henry White free miner's certilicate No.
87654 and M. W.FalmerstOU free miner's certificate No. 61A, intend, sixty days from the date
hereof, to apply to lhe Miniug Recorder for certificate of iniprovcmeuis, for the purpose of obtaining % Crown giant ol the above
And further take notice that action, under
section B7, must he commenced before the issu
auce uf i.ucii certilicate of improvements.
J< HN A. I'm: VKl.l..
Dated this llth dav of September, 1896.
Paints, Oils, Brushes, Sash & Doors,
Anthing You Want in the Hardware Line and Can't Find it go to
W.K. C. Manly's Store, Grand Forks, B.C.
Tiie Nelson Economist says the new
provinciil Libernl  platform  connot be
said to be either ornamental or useful
inasmuch as it is intensely populistic in
its tone, which makes  it very doubtful
if it represents the views ol any consider-
able number of the Liberals .b,OUghout|H5Me]^
' *' - Lot 498 produced to tlie center ot tlie said North
Fork ui Kettle rivers thence northerly and westerly following the centor of said Nortli Fork of
Kettlo River tu thy i.iscc (ri ooramenoeiuenti
coutalnlog TA" acres, more ur less;
And Whereas, In pursuance ot tlte soidAct tho
sitiri, The Lieutenant-Governor ol lhe Province
of British Columbia in Council hns Iry Letter!
I'ntont under Hie (in111icscnl .luted tlie loth duy
A mil A. I). lSD7,duly Incorporated tho said inurt
of land into the cily of Orand Korks
the province. Ils denunciation of the . Lot.498 produced to tl
Turner administration has not come like
a thunderbolt out ot a clear sky, for the
Liberal convention was called for the
express purpose of n'.riking a blow at
the present government. The Economist has no desire to criticise the platform prepared for the British Columbia
Liberals, and is greatly mistaken if the
majority of that party will not repudiate
the words put in their mouths by the
gentlemen who drafted tbe platform.
Provincial politics are approaching a
particu'arly interesting condition jist at
present. The meeting of the legislature
is not far off, and thc two parlies that
comprise the present bouse are each preparing to make the best showing in
their power during the coming session,
so that they may have a record to go to
tbe country with, when the next election
takes place. In the past history of the
province it has been a case of the "In's"
and the "Outs" party lines having been
disregarded, but all appearance now
point to the fact that provincial politics
will be carried on party lines in the
future, and the first fight of the kind will
be made when the legislature dissolves
after the coming session, and tbe verdict of the people asked as to what shall
be the futurp policy ot the province, and
who shall have the direction of its
Just what the verdict will be is extremely doubtful. There is no doubt
but that fault, and serious fault at that,
is to be found with the present adminit
tration. but even under these conditions,
is thore any guarantee tbat if the present party wero turned out, and the opposition put in their placeB, that wo
would have an abler or more painstaking government. What the new platform and policy blocked out may inspire
them to do, must be left to the future to
reveal, but in the past the chief
work of the opposition in the
house has been opposing the government, right or wrong, under all conditions. That this was not sensible, or
likely to be commended by the people
of the country is selfevident.
There is little doubt but what the platform of the local Liberals is a weak one.
The majority of its best clauses are simply a recommendation ofthe policy now
followed in these matters by the present
administration, while its denunciatory
sections show a spirit of jralous vindic-
tictivcnessunwoitliy of statesmen,
It Is very easy to criticise and everybody knows there is always room for reform ition, but the question to bedectded
at the next e cciion is; what measure of
reform is necessary, and will any advantage be gained by turning ont the pre.
sent ailininistrat (in, and electing the
promoters of this new Liberal platform
to fill their places? The answer that
was given to the same party of "Oats" at
the last general election was not altogether satisfactory to them; and there is
good reason to believe they will still be
in the position they now occupy when
the ne»t general election is over. This
may or may not be to the advantage ol
he country generally, and may be dis
appointing to many aspiring politicians,
who imagine they were created especially to fill tbe position of cabinet ministers
As a rule such disappointments receive
little sympathy irom thc pub'ic and the
defeated aspirants are left to console
themselves hy bugging their own mi ery.
A little of lhe blueness resulting from
this seems to have found room for expression through the medium of tha new
Remember that EJdward's Ferry is the
only wayside bouse on the road where
good rqenh nnd cl«n beds -".nn be found
Thnt lire Rsrrl agreement in dnplirate dated
the lith day ol November. A D. 1MI7, one (rrn-t*
mil duplicate "f which 1b hereto annexed mnl <•
ed with the letter "A", made nnd entered into
between the Corporation ol the city of (irand
Forks of tlie oue part, and The 'Trusts and Gttu-
r.intee oompany, Limited, of the other part,
be signed and executed In duplicate on behalf
of lids Municipality by the -Mayor and City
Clerk ami thai tin: common seal of this Corpor-
tioli he uHixcd thereto.
Thls by-law shall take olToot on, from and alter the passing thereof.
Passed in opened Council this 5th day of November, W.I7.
Reconsidered and finally adopted this 0th
day of November, ih*i7.
Council Uraud Forks, November 0th, 18117.
|sK.u.l JOHN A, MANLY, Mayor.
FftKD Wollaston, city Clerk.
i is a true cop;
' '  al Coune
of n by-law passed
I the city of Grand
by the Muuicipu. _. ...
Fonta on the isixth day of November, A. D., 1*97
and nil persons are hereby required to take notice that anyone desirous of applying to have
such hvlmv or any part thereof, quashed, must
make his application for thnt purpose to the Supreme court within one month next after the
publication of this by-law iu the brltlnh Columbia Unzette, or ho will he to late to be heard in
that behalf.
(2) in case no application to quain a by-law Is
mnde within one mouth next after the publication in the British Columbia Gazette of such
Hy-law and notice as provided In section 86 of
this act, the Ju-law or so much thereof as is nol
tlie subject of any such application, or not
quashal upon such application, so far as the
same Otdalns, prescribes, or directs anything
within the proper competence of the Council to
ordain, perserine or direct, sliall, notwithstanding auy want of substance or form either in the
By-law Itself or in the time or manner of passing the sumo bea valid Ily-law.
FitF.n Wollaston, City Clerk.
City of Grand Forks
By-Law to repeal   By-Law  No. 7 of the
Corporation of the City of (-Jrand Forks:
Therefore the Municipal Council of the City
of (irand Forks lu Council assembled, enacte
us follows:
1,   By-Law No. 7 of thc By-Laws of the City
of Grand Forks is hereby repealed,
Fhed Wollabton, Acting Mayor,
City Clerk
And Whereas, it was amongst other things
further enacted by the said ACtof thc Legislature of British Columbia, nu Victoria Chapter
16, that the Council of the corporation of the
City of Grand Forks mjght at any time In the
year 18V7, and Without submitting tiie same to
tlie ratepayers pass By-laws for contracting
debts by borrowing money ur otherwise, and fur
levying rates for the payment of Mich debts on
the rateable lands or improvements either nr both
or the rateable real pioperty ol thoMunicipalliy,
fur anv winks of immediate necessity which
aretWitnin the jurisdiction of the said Council,
such debts however, not to exceed in the whole
the sum of |20,000 00:
And WbereftB, DO debts have becn contracted
or money borrowed upon the security of debentures orothorwise fur ur on aecount of the said
sum of 120,000 bo permitted to be burrowed hy
the Council oi the said Municipality under the
said Act; ,,      ,
And Whereas, it is necessary to immediately
proceed with tlie construction of a water works
System and of an electric light system for the
said City of Orand Forks and to improve the
streets of the said City;
And Whereas, it is desirable to raise by debentures on the credit of the Corporation uf the City
of Uraud Pork*, and on thccreditof all tlie rateable land and improvements and assessable
properly of every kind therytu, and as 8 first
Charge thereon, the said sum of 120,000 fur the
purpose of purchasing And constructing and
greeting the said works and systems and of improving tho said streets together with interest
thereon ut seven pei cent per annum for twenty
And Whereas,it will require the sum oi il,-
400.uu to be raised annually for a period of twen-
ty years, the currency of the debentures to be
Issued Under aud bv virtue of this By-law, to
pay tlio interest on tlie Baid debt, aud the sum
of l»72 to be raised annually daring the
same period for ihe formation of a sinking fund
for the payment of tho debt created by this Bylaw, milking iu all the sum Of 12,072, to be raised
annually as aforesaid to redeem the principal
and intercut of tho said debentures;
Therefore thc Municipal Council ofthe Corporation of the City oi Grand Forks enacts as
It shall bo lawful for the Mayor of the said
Municipality to raise by way of loan upon the
security of tho debentures hereinbefore mentioned from any person or persons ur body or
bodies corporate who may he willing to advance
the sumo upon thccreditof the said debentures,
*uch sum o-* sumsof money as hy may he ublo
to obtain therefor or thereon and to causo the
same tube paid into the hand of thc treasurer
of the said cily fur the purpose and with the object above recited.
-lilt shall bo lawful for thc said Mayor to cause
apy number of debentures tu be made, for snch
sumsof money as may   be  required cither ln
currency or in sterling money not less than 1100
Canadian money or-^0 pounds .Sterling  each,
aud not exceeding in tho whole |2ii.uuu, for the
purposes iu the preceding section mentioned,
and that tlmsa.d debentures shall he sealed with
the seal of the said corporation aud  be signed
by the said Mavor and Treasurer.
-Ill -
The said debentures simll be made payable in
twenty years from the llth day of December,
1897. cither in currency or sterling, In the Do*
mlnlou ot Canada, ureal Britain or elsewhere,
and shall  have attached   to them   half-yearly
coupons fur the payment of interest,
The said   debentures   and   Interest coupons
shall bu a lirst charge Upon ull assessable real
and personal prupery ufpr within the Municipality, aud shall be paid in priority lO all debentures or debenture debts subsequently Issued or crcalud i,y tiie Municipality.
The said debentures shnll hear Interest at the
rale of seven por cent per annum from the
dato Ihereol, Whloh interest nhnll bc payublo
hall yearly on the llth day of the months Ol
June and December In each year, at the hlnce
where tlie said debentures are mado payable as
Durlng twenty years, lhe currenny or the debentures to be issued under thc authority of this   .
Bylaw, the sum of $1,400.00   shall bo raised an-1 City Clcik and that the cuiunui
uualiy (ur the payment of interest on the said I Corporation be afllxed thereto.
debentures, and the sum of SII72 shall be raised        "    '
ininually fur the purpose of forming a sinking
....     —''lolpal of ihe
B.C. Mineral Claim (Lot S&2) situated In tho
(irand Forks Mining Divison oi  Vale District,
Where located:—Summit Camp near the Ontario Mineral elaim.
takk NOTICE thatl Isaac H. Hallett, as agent
'   for Albert Keough, Free Miner's certificate
No. 88788* intend, sixty davs from the date hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder for a certilicate of improvements, fur the purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant ol the above olaim.
And further take notice that action,under section 87, must be commented before the issuance of suoh certificate of improvements.
I.   if,   IUILET.
Dated this 6th day ol November, 1897.
\U hi. HTACilE,
Bath  Rooms,
The Only Place in Town
that Handles Fruit,
real) Supply Received Daily.
Dealer In
* Tobacco and Cigars,
Groceries, Salt Meats and Miners Supplies.
CVI'roH|icctor. nnd Miners will find It lo their intercut to give mo a call belore pureh ling
1 can siuf you riniiii y.   Full Line ol Fishing Tackle inst Ucrolved.
GRAND   FORKS,   B.   C.
Resident Physician & Surgeon.
Provincial Land Surveyor,
And Civil Engineer.
Office, Midway, b. c.
Ass.relHte  Member Canadian
Society  ol Civil Engineers.
Solicitor, Etc.,
Office, Main Btreet,    -   ORAND FORKS, B. R.
The above is a true copy of a By-Law pasRcd
by the Municipal Council of thc Corporation of
the City of Grand Fork* on the 12th dav of November, 18117, and reconsidered on thc 19th day
of November, 1HD7, and all pontons arc hereby
required to-take hollce that any ono desirom
of applying to have Bucn By-Law or any part
thereof quashed must make his application for
tliat purpose to the Supreme Court within ono
month next aftor tlie publication of lliis By-
Law in the British Columbia Gazette or he will
be too late to be henrd iu that behalf.
Fbbd Wollaston, City Clerk.
City of Grand Forks.
BY-LAW NO. 13.
To confirm and direct tho execution of a certain
agreement between tha city of Orand Forks
and T. P, Ccifee, Esq., of the City of-fi'oronto
Provincial Land Surveyor.
Civil Engineer, Etc.
Barber Shop.
Centrally Looated.   All Work Gauranteed to be
First-Clans In every Respect.
Manufacturer of
Spring. Beds,   Mattresses,
GRAND   FORKS,   B.   C.
Saw Filing and all Kinds of Repairing
The Providence Fur Company
Providence, R. I.»
Wants all kinds of
Raw Furs, Skins,Ginseng,
Seneca, t&O,   Prices quoted for noxt sixty days
are as follows;
Hllrer Fox ?1* 00 to «150 00
Bear     6 00 to     26 00.
in tho Province of Ontario for the sale to tho   &%«    2 00 to      I 00
•aiilT. P. Coffee of certain debentures ofthe I fioavcr (perpound)..V.'.V.V.!!!!'   3 00 to      9 0Q
snid Muiik'lpaltv.    (Passed Dec. A. »., 1807). I Wolf     1 00 lo      R 50
WlIKUKASBv-lawNo.ii of this Municipal- ! Red Fox  1 00 to 2 00
ty, dated and passed on Die 8th day of | Mink  7fi to 1 00
1 00
Rat'        20 to 25
Price Listen all other furs and skins furnished upon application, Full prices guaranteed,
careful selection, courteous treatment and im
mediate remittance on ill consignments,
fund for tlie pay wont of tho prii
suid loan of |2U,0 0 in twenty year-, making iu
ail llie sum of K,072 to bo raised annually as
aforesaid, and tnat a special rate on the dollar
upou tlie assessable value of all the rateable
property both renl and personal iu tho City of
Grand Forks qvor and above all other rates and
tnxeo. and which special rate shnll be suillcient
tu produce in each year the sum of 12,072.00shall
be levied annually and collected from the year
ono thousand eight hundred and ninty-eight to
tho year one thousuud nine huudrud and six*
teen, both years inclusive.
That tho sum of I;*..,000 when obtained shall
bo applied for tbe purposes abovespejftl«*d, and
according to the true intent aud moaning of this
Tlili Bylaw shall take effect on tho 0th day
of November, 18U7.
Passed in open Council this Of Mh day November, 1887,
Keoousiderod and Dually adopted this sixth
day of November, I8'.i7.
couucii Chamber,Grand forks, November6th,
....   JOHN A, MAMiY. Mayor.
Fhkd Wollaston, city Clerk.
Nov. A. D-, 1897, authorizes the issuo and 'skunk       2.') to
salcbv the City of depentures to the amount of j Gray Fox       50 to
190,000 for iho purpose therein stated.
And Whereas T. P. Coffee of the City of Toronto In the Province of Ontario has Agreed to
purchase tlie M.i'l ilcbi'iitun-supon terms agreed
upon by the paid city and said T. P. Codec:
Ami whereas ah Indenture nf Agreement em-
bodlngtho said ternu has been arrived at aud
I prepared and ha*, been road and approved by
this council, one original d--plic-iio of which
Agreement is hereunto annexed marked witli
the letter "A:"
Therefore the Municipal Council ol thc Cor-
poratlpp uf the city of (irand Korku, in Council
assembled, riiacltiH follow*:
I. That thc said Agrcmueiit in duplicate dated
il..'1-1 dav of Doccin er, A, I) 1*U7, oue original duplicate of which Is hcreunio annexed,
marked wilh the letter -'A>\ mnde und entered
Itito botween the Corporation of the Oity of tirand
Forks ol the one pari, aud T, P. Cofloe- of the
other part. hctdK"cd and executed, in duplicate,
on behalf of the .Municipality by the Mayor and
u seal of  tiie
i)." This By-laW shall take effect on, from and
after thc passing there of.
Passed In open Council this 30th dnv of Novomber. a. \i. ia\n, reeonitidered and Anally
ai\optc(\, siKited and sealed this 1st day uf IH--
cembej, A. 1). 1897.
Fa ed Wollaston, Actino Mayor.
City Clerk.
Council Chamber, Grand Forks, December 1st,
Tho above lh a true copy Of a by-law passed by
the Municipal Corporation of the oity of Grand
Forks, on the sixth day of November, A.D.,
1897, and all persons aro hereby required to take notice that any ono de-
iLrouR of applying to have such by-law or uny
part tfcereo' OjURphed, must ui^e hip appUea.
Northern Pacific
Yellowstone Park Line
The Fast Line,
Superior Service,
The above is a true copy of a Ity daw passed by
the Municipal Council of thw City of (irand
Forks, 011 tlie 1st day of December, 1897. and all
perrons are hereby required to take notice that
oue deBlroua Of applying to hare such by-law, |
or any part thereof, quashed) must make his up- |
plication foi that purpose to the supreme Court 1 Northern Railway.
wlthlll one month next alter the publication of
tins by-law in the British Columbia Goaette, or
ho wiil be tOO late to be heard iu Mint behalf.
FEED Wollaston, City Clerk,
Through Tickets lo all points in the United
States aud Canada.
Direct Connections with the Spokane Fails &
Notice is hereby given that the Pdithersblp
heretofore existing between tho undorslifiied
K, E. Cooper and T. Q Cooper um contractors
and builders ha»j this day been dissolved by mutual consent. All Uabilites due by lhe siid Arm
will be discharged by T. c. Cooper, who will
continue the said business. F. E. Cuomn.
Are You Insure4? johnson; at the Miner
ytliee und Ua\C write yoy a P#>y,
No.I West    8:25p. m.
N6. 2 East       7:00 a. m.
Tickets to Japan and China via. Tacoma and
Northern Pacific Steamship Company.
Kor information, time enrds,maps and tickets
apply toagontrl of the Spokane Falls -it Northern
and its connections, or
F.I). GIHB8,
Geneia) Agent Spokane, Wash.
A. D. CHARLTON, A. G. P. A.,
No. 255 Morrison at., Portland, Or.
Write for new map of Kootenay country.
Choice Wines Liquors and Cigars,
This hotel is located about 12 miles from Grand Forks up the North Fork.
Good Fishing and Hunting in the vicinity. Meals served at all hours, and
the best of sleeping accommodations. H. P. TORONTO, Proprietor.
The Miners Home,
(Formerly the White House)
First.class Meals 25cts. Board and Lodging
$L25 a Day*    Give us a CalL
Best of Wines, Liquors and Cigars*
Chicago   Meat Market,
BROWN & SEARS, Proprietors.
The Finest Fresh and Salted Meats
^Grand Forks Hotels
Is the Oldest and Leading Hotel in the city,
aDd Headquarters for Mining and Commercial Men. The house has just been refitted
and the rooms ara unsurpassed for comfort in
the city, while in the Dining room can be
found the best food in the market.
All Stages Stop at the House* S *&
Joseph L. Wiseman, Proprietor:
First-Class  Accommodations,  Good Stabling, Terrnias cf
Stage Lin.; From Marcus, Washington.
McAuley& Keightley,
■■■■yv-GRAND Forks, B.  C.-*-/\*
Everything New and Best Furnished
House, and is in everyway prepared to
welcome Guests and provide Good Accommodation.
Headquarters for Mining Men.   B<»
of Wines, Liquors and Cigars.    Special
id I   ""
attention pan
to Transcient trade.
Boundary Greek Mining ExriiangB
*& Financial and Mining Brokers ^
Groups of claims Bought for Stock Companies, Etc., Etc.
G. W. W1LLIAHS, Manager.
Daily from Marcus to Grand Forks
Greenwood City, Anaconda, Boundary Falls, Midway
and All Points on Colville Indian Resevation.
Stage Leaves Marcus on lhe Arrival of the Northbound Train, arriving atJGrantJ
Forks at 8:45 p. m. Leaves I'ue Forks at 4:00 a. m., arriving at Marcus in time to,
connect with northbound Train.r Passengeis from Kootenay Points make wioee*.
lion at Bossburg going «nd com ng. TBE COMING ELECTION.
Candidates Getting in Trim for the Coining Contest
Like the proverbial "calm before the
storm" civic matters are pbenominally
quiet at pre.-ent.
Two citizens have, however, declared
their intentions of becoming candidates
for the office of mayor at the forthcoming election. These two are Mr, Jeff
Davis, the Bridge street meichant, and
Mr. Robert Hewitt, one of the proprietors and manager of the Grand Forks
It is just probable that there will be a
third candidate in the field when the
election takes place, but as yet no information ot a reliable character bas
reached this office regarding the determination to run a thiid ticket. It is
possible however that such may be the
case and if so especially lively times
may be expected from now on until election day.
Tbe total registered vote of the city
when th* books closed last Tuesday
evening was seventy-three. Fully
twenty of these registered votes will be
absent from the city on election day,
leaving a total of about fifty that can be
counted on to cast tbeir votes on polling day,
It is expected tbat a meeting will be
beld towards the close of the coming
week to nominate a complete ticket for
mayor and alderman. If an opposition ticket is brought out to oppose these
candidates nominated at tbis meeting,
the fight for civic honors, will then be
between two parties and the electors can
tike tbeir choice.
Let a Mass Meeting be Called to Discuss the
Feasibility of Sending a Delegation to
In consequence of the many matters of
importance to this section likely to be
dealt with at the forthcoming meeting of
the legislature, the Miner wishes tosug-
gest the advisability of calling a public
meeting at an early date to consider the
question when the legislature meets in
January. That tbis 's necessary, will be
appa-ant if a moments attention is given
the matter, in consequence of tbe various railway and oihei public schemes
affecting this point especially, that is
certain to come before the house during
this session. Tbat railway legislation
of a most important order will bave to
be undertaken, and that its final determination will be ot the most vital interest to Grand Forks and the entire section surronding it, is an absolute certainty. Chief an ong these things the
question of redistribution will requite
especial attention, for the simple reason
tbat it is understood that at
present there is a movement on
foot to cut the present district
into two ridings, the d vision line running from Nonh to South, by which
means this poi Jon of tbe present district will be thrown in with the more populous farming districts along Okanagan lake and about Vernon. Tbe interests of these two sections are almost
entirely dissimilar, and the 11 ore popu
lous northern sections of ihe riding so
formed would control the election to a
certainty and in all probability elect a
man who although he might be a thorough agriculturist, would have a very
meager knowledge of mining matters,
or the needs of a mineral district. Steps
should be taken to prevent any such division, and to see that the present ttn-
wieldly constituency is divided by an
east and west line drawn through it in
the vicinity of Pentieton, thus divding
it into North and South Ridings, and
placing the mining interest of the Bjuth
in a position to elect a representlve
qualified to deal intelligently with tbeir
interests, while the [agricultural districts
of the North could also select a candi
date having the peculiar qual fications
necessary to do tbem the greatest good.
We do not wish to raise anyunusuUly
or unnecessary excitement in regard to
this matter, but simply wish to em phi-
size the fact, tbat if the people of Grand
Forks and the Boundary country are to
obtain any ir.fluenr.e or control ovei their
own public and political destiny, that
they must take a firm stand and make
their determination to have fair treatment understood. "Eternal vigilence is
tbe price of liberty.
The Dog Poisoner Gets in his Work Again
Several dogs tbe property of residents of tbis city were poisoned Thurs
day morning by eating posioned meat
t'nat had been scattered throughout tbe
city during the night The indiviiual
Who put this poison out must be possessed of but little more humanity than tbe
poor brutes that suffered at hia miserable
bands. Tbis is tbe second time that tbis
dog poisoner bas perpetrated his contemptible act in this community and
Caused the loss of animals valuable to
tbeir owners. Such individuals deserve
atd should get a short drift out of tbe
cointry, or be given a term at Kamloopf
at sard labor. A dog poisoner under
any circumstances is a low cowardly cur,
who has not got the moral courage to
tak* even chances like a higbwaym n,
but vould slip around at tbe dead hour
of tight and bteal the pennies off his
dead nother's eyes, then sne k off and
congratulate himself on his smartne-s.
Dolls and Toys of all kinds at the
Big S ore.
Bob Hewitt spenta day or two in Summit camp '.his week
Dnvid Woodhead has gone to the
h. spital at Greenwood for trea ment.
Bo n at Osoyoos on the 25th of November to the wife of C. A R. Lamblv,
h so *.
Sam J rrel made a flying trip to tbe
B. C. mine ibis wetk returning on Wednesday last.
E P. Suydaoi left for jRossland list
Tuesday's stags, where he went to close
a mining deal.
Budd Daughterty came down from
Eureka camp where he has been for
some days past,
Commencing Monday night the stages
will come through from Marcus the
same day as heretofore.
Deputy Postmaster Petrie has trained
his little dog, Tammany, to act as mail
carrier or- St. Ann street.
Recent arrivals from Spokane report
tbat Arthur Milthrop is at present a
supcrnumery at tbe Coeur d'Alene theatre in tbat city.
Joe Taylor, one of the pioneer prospectors ot this section and who is largely inrerested in Wellington camp, was in
town this week on his way to Marcus.
Merchants taking Greenwoo I cheques
can have a limited number always "exchanged" (properly   endorser!)   at  the
Grand Forks Market without charge.
G. J. Hayward.
Mr. T. McK Lambiy died at his residence, Okanagan lake, a few days ago.
He is a brother of Mr. C. A. R. Lambly,
gold commissioner forthis district. Dis*
ceased was respected by all who knew
Frank Griffin, who has been working
at tbe B. C. property came down from
the mine this week and left for his
fathers home in the Okanagan country
last Tuesday. He was accompanied by
his wife.
The regular meeting of the Lidies'
Aid society was held at Mrs. Wm. Johnson's residence last Wednesday afternoon At tbis meeting considerable unimportant business w.is attended to. It
was decided among other things to meet
monthly in the future instead of weekly.
The next meeting will be held at the residence of Mrs. McFarland's.
Mr. Harbison, superintendent of the
B C. mine in Summit camp arrived in
the city last evening from Rossland.
Mr. Harrison his a quantity of machinery for tbe B C. now at Marcus which
will be hauled to tbe mine immediately.
It will be taken over the new wagon
road from Grand Forks toSummitcamp.
In speaking of this road that gentleman
said tbat he bad never seen so much
work done for the money as Mr. Wiseman bad accompli hed.
Business Improving on Account of the
Klondyke Boom.
H You Have Not See that It ii Put on the
Voters List at Once.
Persons enritled to have their names
placed on the provincial voters list
should attend to the matter at once.
Other secrions of the district are sending
in lon,< lists, and thus making their importance apparent, and they are certain
to reap the benefi* when district appropriations for roads nnd other public
works are made at the forthcoming
meeting of the legisla* ure. All residents
ot the Grand Forks mining division, for
which this point is headquarters, should
take the earliest possible opportunity of
having their names placed on the pro-
vincial voters' list. This can be done,
free of charge b. calling on Chas. Hay,
Upper Grand Forks; Provincial Constable I. N. Dinsmore, at the mining recorders office; P. T. McCallnm, J. P., and
at the office of tbe Miner.
For Dolls and  Toy*
Go to the Big Store, where a nice as"
sortment of Holiday Goods bas been ie
Mr. A. K. Stuirt of Midway, was an
arrival in Grand Forks last Saturday
on buriness connected wirh his office, as
duty collector of inland revenues. Mr.
Stuart bas just relumed from Vancouver and Victoria and reports things lively on the coast, busim-si in general being much improved, largely on account
of the Klondyke bo-rm. which be asserts
is much greater than anvone not brought
into actual contact with it can imagine.
When in Victoria Mr. Stuart interviewed the members of the local government in ralation to distribution and other
matters affecting the interests of lhe
Boundary country, and states that al
though they are convinced of the importance of this district, and the neces
sity for better representation under the
present condition of affairs, that they
incline to hesitate before committing
themselves to any new measure granting fuller representation, for the reason
that tbe rush to the Klondyke and the
North during the coming season may so
alter the centre of population as to upset all present calculations, and render the wisdom of any legislation of tbe
kind extremely doubtful.
In reference to the establishment of
early railway communication throughout the Boundary country, Mr.Staurt was
given to understand that steps would be
taken during the present session to insure active construction of some one of
the various projected lines through the
district at once. This at least will be
welcome news to all residents of this district, for good transportation facilities
are what is needed here to bring the
whole exlent of Southern, B. C, lying
between the Similkameen valley and
Christinia lake into world wide prominence.
Quarantine Still On,
As yet Mr, Hickenbottom, dominion
veterinary|inspector,bas not received any
word from the U. S. officials, but in order to facilitate matt rs he has decioed
to accept inspection papers signed by
any veterinary recognized by tho State
officials of Washington. Owners ol
horses having such certifier ,te; will be
at liberty to go through without any detention here.
M.*. Hickenbottom exp»cts to receive
enough Mnllern to test fifty horses to
day. The resolution p;esed by the city
council dealing with this matter and
recommending the inspector of the
State Veterinary of Washington is a
sensible one, a consulta ion between that
official and Dr. Hickenbottom here
would be a satisfactory method of settling all doubts in the public mind in reference to this serious question.
Later—Just as we go to press Mr.
Nelson, veterinary inspector lor the
State of Washington,arrived in the city.
Messrs. Norris & Smith wishes it distinctly understood that all sanitary
work must be settled for before the loth
of each month or steps will be taken to
collect the same. In order to savu costs
property owners bad better see that their
sanitary bill is paid on or before the
above date.
Limber for the Vlnnip g.
P'lnca, Mcintosh of the W.nnipeg
was in tbt cily the fore part of ihe week
and purchased of Mr. Spraggett .several
thousand ieet of lumber with which to
erect buildings on this pr iperty, con-
sising of ashaft and pumpK u-esas well
as comfoitable quarters for thc miners,
Dolls and Toys oi Every
Description at the
Dropped Dead.
Mr. E. Inbody, tbe whole souled and
genial proprietor of that popular hotel,
the Cosmos, met^vith a misfor'uoe tbis
week tbat broke bim all up for a while.
Ed., as everybody knows was tbe owner
of a single-footer tbat he thought more of
than he did ot his best girl, and it isover
the loss of this favoriie horse tbat he
does not wear the same old smile. Last
Tr esday evening Ed. took bim to the
river to water as usual, and after he had
satisfied his thirst, started to return
to tbe barn with him, tbe horse
stopped short never to go again. Not
dreaming that the animal was sick, Ed.
gave him a gentle dap to start him up,
when suddenly he raised np on bis hind
feet and pawing tbe air with his fore feet1
fell dead in bis track. As to all outward appearance the horse was in perfect health when ho left the burn there
is a vast difference of opinion as to tbe
cause of bis death, although the general
impression seemed to be that it was lock
j iw.	
Constructing Buildings at the B. C,
James Jarrel has just received a contract for th: construction of a two story
residence for Mr. Harrison at the B. C.
property in Summit camp. As soon as
this work is completed Mr. Jarrel
*.i 1 build shift aiid pi.iv hJUS:s as
we 1 as other out bu Wings. It is understood that Mr. Harrison will reside at
the mine as soon as his rosid ence is com-
City Licensing Board,
Tire bona ul city Ucen.-i ig commissioners wtl; convene for the dispatch of
such bu mess as may con;   before it,
. a Wednesuay, the S.li lust.
No new applications are before the
board only renewals. The board will
consist of Acting Miyor Hepworth,
Ri.hard McCarren and some person
yet to be appointed by the Li.utenant
Bridge Street is the Dividing Line Between
the First and Second 'Ward.
The regular weekly session of the city
council was held yesterday at the usual
hour with all tbe members present excepting the mayor, A. L. and W. K. C.
After the minutes of the previous
meeting had been read and adopted,
tbe matter of introducing a bylaw dividing the city into wards was taken up for
Alderman McCallum urged upon the
council the necessity of dividing the
city into three wards,
Alderman Johnson said that he was
in favor of making three wards, provided that it could be arranged so that each
could be represented by duly qualified
Acting M yor Hepworth and Alderman Davis could not see the necessity
of making three wards at this time.
An ex imination of the voters' list revealed the fact that the dividing the city
into the three wards as pioposed by Mr.
McCallum was impracticable; that
while it was satisfactory as regards the
assessed valuation of each ward it wns
found that there would not be a suffi
cient number of qualified eleetors in the
third ward to fill the board of alderman.
Owing to this fact it was deemed best
to make only two wards, IS ridge street
being the dividing line.
The bylaw then passed, under a suspension of the rules, three readings and
was laid over the required time before
Its final adoption.
The council then adjourned until 11
o'clock this morning.
Speeial Council Meeting.
A special session of the city council
was held last Tuesday afternoon, when
soliciter Cayley laid two by-laws before
the meeting, the first was a by law authorizing the mayor and clerk lo sign an
agreement relative to the sale of the city
bonds, the other was a b-,-law making
provision for city electors to vote without having paid their municipal taxes.
These by-laws were put through thier
three readings by a unanuimous vote.
Dr. llickingbottom, dominion veterinary inspector, who was present at this
stated at some length the system of bis
quaranting at this place, and requested
the council to communicate with Washington's state veterinary inspector, asking that official to cooperate with him
in trying to stop the spreading of this
A resolution was then passed instructing the clerk to write to the U. S. veterinary inspector for the state of Washington, and request him to do all in his
power to aid Dr. Hickenbottom to
stamp out the disease in the Marcus
The question of locating the arc lights
was then taken up, when after some
discussion it was dicided to b ive one
at the end of Victoria avenue, one at
the intersection of Riverside avenue and
Bridge street, one on Bridge at Second
street, one on Riverside avenue at Main
and one on the Bench at the head of
Main street.
City Clerk Wollaston was instructed
to stake out tbe lo ration of these arc
lights, when the meeting adjourned.
Another special session of the city
council was held last Wednesday, there
being present Acting Mayor Hepvorth,
h. A Manly, W* C. K Manly and J. K.
Johnson were present. The object ol
this session was to reconsider and finally
pass the two by-laws considered at the
session of Tu sday which received the
usual signature and corporate seal.
City of Grand Forks.
A By-Law to Provide fnr thc Bttbdtvl*ion of
Grand Forks Into Wards:
TUE MUNICIPAL COUNCIL of tho Corporation of thu city of Qraud Forks enacts as
1. The City of Grand Forks shall ba nnd the
sniiit! is hereby divided into two wards, to bu
known as iho North and South wards
2 ThfreBhttllba included within the boundaries of the NorthWard all that portion of thu suid
citv, except us is hereinafter provided, lying on
the northly aide of a lino drawn through tbo
centre of Bridge Btreet uud extending to tho
Easterly boundary of tho said city, excepting
thereout that portion of the said city known as
the Van N.'ss Addition.
2. rhero shall he included within the boundaries of the South Ward all that portion of the
Bald Oity lying on t'iu Southerly si ie of a line
drawn through the centre of Bridge Btreet and
extending to the Easterly and Westerly boundaries of the said City Including that portion of
the said oity known an the Van Ness Addition.
4, The number of Alderman to bo elected by
each ward shall be three.
Head first, second nud third times, December
third, A. D., mn. Reconsidered and finally
adopted and paused December ith, A. D . 1897.
Fued Wollaston, Ajtinu Mayob.
City Council.
Notice is hereby given Unit tho abovo is a true
copy of ii By-law imbs-iI by tne atuulolp&l Council ni the City ol Grand Works nn lho limrih day
of December, A. I)., mu*. mnl all persons nre
hereby required to take notice that anyoue desirous ol applying to have buoIi by-law or any
part thereof quasi.eil must make lilfl application Ior Unit purpose til the Bupreme Court of
British Columbia within one month next after
tho publication ol this bylaw in the British
Columbia riazette or lie will be too late lo he
heard in thai behalf.
l-'UKi) Wui.i.aston, City Clork.
New Postoffice.
The postoffice at Upper Grand Forks
was officially opened last Wednesday,
December 1st, by Mr. Peter Wright, the
postmaster, in Mr. Peter Fare's new
building. It is understood that a money
order departm nt will be granted to this
olli :e after January 1st.
D*rn't forget tho dance to be given by
Court Kettle River, I. O. F., New Years
Excerpt from Rules and Orders Relating
to Private Bills.
RULD 59.
Ii Ms, properly the subject of le.Ris-
lat on by the L-gi-larive Assembly of British Columbia, within the purview of tbe "British
North Americ\ Act, 1867,'' whether for
the erection of a Bridge, the making of
a Railway, Tramway, Turnpike Road, or
Telegraph or Telephone Line; ihe construction or the improvement of a Har
bour, Canal, Lock, Dam, Slide, or other
like work; the granting of a right of
Ferry; the incorporation of any particular trade or calling, or any Joint Stock
Company; or otherwise tor granting to
any individual or individuls ar.v exclu
sive or peculiar rights or privileges whatever, or for doing any matter or thing
which in its operation would affect the
rights or property of other parties, or
relate to any particular class of the community, or for the making of any amendment of a like nature to any former Act,
—shall require a Notice, clearly and distinctly specifying the nature and the object of the application and, where the
application refers to any proposed work,
indicating generally the location of the
work, ami signed by or on behalf of the
applicants, such notice to be published
as follows;—
In the British Columbia Gazette,
and in one newspaper published in tbe
District affected, or if there be no newspaper published therein, then in a newspaper in the next nearest District in
which a newspaper is published.
Such notice shall be continued in each
ca-e for a period of at least six weeks,
during Ihe interval of time between the
close rf the next preceding Session and
the consideration of the Petition, and
copies of such notice shall be sent by
the parties inserting such notice to the
Clerk of the House to be filed amongst
the records of the Committee on Standing Orders.
57. No Petition tor any Private Bill
shall be received by the House after the
first ten days of each Session, nor may
any Piivate Bill be presented to the
House alter the fist threo weeks of each
Syssion, nor may any Report
of any Standing or Select Committee upon a Private Bill be receive! after tbo first four weeks of each Session,
and noMotion for the suspension or modification of this Rule shall bo entertained
bv the House until ihe same bas been
reported on by the Commit'ee on Standing Orders, or lifter reference made
thereof at a previous sitting of the
House to tbe S'anding Committee
charged witji the cotisider.it on ol Private Bills, who shall report thereon lo
tbe House. And if tbis Rule shall be
suspended or modified as aforeB-iid the
promoters of any Privare Bill which is
presented after the timehereinforelimited, or for which the Pelition has been
received after lhe time hereinfore limited, shall in either case pay double the
fees required as b-rre in mentioned, unless the House shall order to the coun-
tary. Any person seeking to obtain any
Private Bill shall deposit with the C'erk
ofthe House, ekht days before ihe opening of theSession, a printed copv of such
Bill, a copy of tbe petition to be presented to the House, together with the
notices published. At the time of de*
positing tbe Bill, tbe applicant shall also pay to the Clerk of the House the
sum of three hunderd dollars. If a copy
of the Bill, Petition and notices shall not
have been so depositedtn thc hands of
the Clerk of the House at least eight
days belore the opening of the Session,
and if the Petition has not boen
presented within tbe first ten days of the
Session, the amount to be paid to lhe
Clpik shall be six hundtnd dollars.   If
the Bill shall not pass second reading
one-half of the fee paid shall be returned.
60. Before any Petition, praying for
leave to bring in a Private Bill fo- the
e-rec ion of a Toll Btidg**, is received by
the House, the person or persons intending to|petir ion for surli Bill sbal1,rip ,n g.v-
ingthr- notice prescribed by 1uk5rj.ab.oat
the same time and in tbe saTie m inner,
give notice of he rates which they intend 10 ask, th-y extent of ihe piiuiege,
the height of the arches, thy interval between the abutments or piera for the
passage ot tafs and v^sseis, and men-
ti ning also wheihcr they intend
to erect a draw-bridge or not, and the
dimensions ol the same.
Si. All Private Bit's for Acts of In
corporation shall be so Iramed as to in-
corpin'e by reference the clauses of the
General Acts rel ting to the details to
be provided for by such Bills: —Special
grounds shall be establishedforany proposed departure Irom ibis principle, or
lor the introduction of other provisions
as to such details, and a note shall be
appended to the Bill indicating the previsions thereof in which the (ieneral
Act is proposed to bc departed from.
Bills which are not Iramed in accordonce
wi li tins Ruleshallbere cast by the promoters anu re printed at their expense
before any Committee passes upon the
65. All Private Bills shall be prepared by the parties applying for thc same,
and printed in Small Pica type, tweniy-
six ems by fifty ems, on good paper, in
imperial octave lorm, each page when
folded measuring 10 3 4 inches by 7 1-2
inches. There shall be a marginal number every filih line of each page; the
numbering of the lines is not to run on
through tbe Bill but the lines of each
page are to be numbered separately.
One hundred copies of each Bill shall be
deposited with the Clerk of the House
immediately before the lirst reading. If
amendments are made lo any Bill during its progress before tho Commitee on
Private Bills, or throughthe House, such
Bill shall be reprinted by thc promoters
Dated 16 h November, 1807.
Cleik, Legislative Assembly,
WHKRKAS it 1= hecessary that
be passed for levying a  rate
City of Grand Forks
BY-LAW, 18-J7.
all the
land, Improvements and real property on
tho assessment roll ol the corporation ol the City
of Grand ForkB to provide for tho seneral and
ordinary expenses of thu Corporation during tbe
current year:
He it therefore enacted, and it in hereby exacted* by tlie Mayor nnd Council of tho Corporation
of the City of Grand Forks, in Council ftfln-em-
bled, as follows;
l. There Bhall be and is herein' settled. Imposed and levied, and there sliall be raised am]
collected, upon all the mentioned and deurlbed
iii the Assessment Koll for the year 1897 of the
Corporation of the City of Grand Forlrs an
equal rate or tax of ono and oue iHih per cent
of the full assessed value of the said laud, asup-
pearsby tbosatd Assessmun? Roll.
2 Thero shall bo and is hereby settled, Ira*
posed and levied, and there shall ho raised and
collected, upon ail the Improvements and buildings on tin-said land mentioned and described
in tne said Assessment Boll an equal rati* or lax
of one ttUd one liftli per cent Upon lllty per eent
of the full assessed value of tin? snid improvements and buildingsa8 appears en Hie aaid Assessment Koll.
y. Tho aforesaid rates or taxes shall lie due
and payable by the person or persons liable to
pay tbusatne to the Collector of the City of Grand
Forks at his olliee. on tlie "JOiIi day ot November
•1. A rebate of oue sixth of tlie amount thereof Bhall be allowed on all taxi* levied and msm-a*
bed undet sections l and 2 of this By-iaw in all
eases where the same are paid on or belore tlie
■J.'ith day of December, lay*?.
6, If tlie rales and taxeB, or anv part tiiereof,
due to the Corporation s'.'nW not be paid by the
:tlstday of Dieeuiber, 1897, the same may be
coHeetcd in the manner provided by tbe Municipal Clauses Act* 1896, and amendments therein.
fi. This By-law iniy bo cited for all purposes
usthe City of Grand Forks General Rate By-law,
Head n (irsl time by the Council this, ISth dav
of November, 1897.
Head a Becond time bv the Council this istli
liny of November, 1897.
Read a third time and passed by the Council
tins wth dny of November, 1897.
Reconside ed and finally oassed by the council this 18th day of November, 1897,
Fuei) Wollaston City Clerk.
The Above is a true copy of a By-law passed
by tho Municipal Council ofthe Corportlou of
the City of Grand Forks oh the I9tb day <>f November, ih'J7, and all persons aro hereby ie
quired to tako notice that anyone desirous of
applying to havo such By-law or any part thereof Squashed, must make bis application (of thai
purpose to the supreme Court of British Columbia within one month next after tbe publication of this;ily-hi\v in the It-itish Columbia Gazette, or he will be too bile to be heard in that
behalf. FitKii Wollaston, City Clerk.
City Clerk's Office, Grand Forks, Nov. 19,1897.
City of Grand Forks,
BY-LAW NO. 14.
A By-law to Enable Electors Otherwise Qualified to Vote Notwithstanding the Noii Payment of Taxes, (fcc.
THE MUNICIPAL COUNCIL of the Corporation of the City of Grand Forks in Couucii
assembled, enacts as follows:
1. All eleetors of ihe Municipality of the City
of Grand Forks otherwise qualified shall bo entitled to vote ut the election of a Mayor and Alderman of 'tbe said Oity to bo held in January,
A, I). 1898, notwithstanding the non-payment of
taxes, rates and aSBOfWnontS due or payable by
Mir-h electors to the Raid Munictpalty.
I'asseil in open Council this 39th dav of No-
nnber. A. 0. 18D7. Recodsidorod and finally
adopted, signed and scaled this 1st day of December. A, 1)., 1897,
Fuicn woluston, Acting" mayob,
City Clerk.
Council Chamber, Grand Forks, December 1st,
Tlio above Is a truo of a by-law passed by ibo
Municipal Council of tho t:lt\ oi Uraud Forks
ou the Ut day of December, 1887- ami all persons
are hereby required t > lake notice lhat anyone
desirous nf applying to have bucIi by.lav, or
any part thereof, quashed, mimt make his Op-
pi icai ion for that purpose to iho Supremo Couit
within our month next utter the publication of
this tn law In the Brl'lsb Uolumbla Garotte
be ,villi*i to
late to be hoard In that la-half.
Fui:n Wollaston, Cily Clork.
—- Q
A HlttlnR ol the County Court ol Y-tto will lit,
holdoti al
Midway, on Friday, the Mth Day ol
January, 1898,
al 10 o'clock ln thn forcit.iutr.
Byoommmid \v. Q McM'.'nn,
Government OWoe, Midway, il, c.i   D. R. c. c
October, V, IHM, I
Aifttlngof the County Court of Yale will be
hol.l, i, m
(irand Forks on Tuesday,thc nth Day
of Junuary, 1.898,
ut 10 o'clock In 11..- forenoon.
By ConmiKiid H  ft. ALMOND,
iovcrumont Otlire, urnnil Forks, ( 11 It. u. C.
Dealer   in
yi., l.y:
Vernon. Osoyoot, Kettle River and Grand Forks
Mini!!*: Divisions of Yule iriNiri-t.
NOTICE ls HEREBY riven that all placer
claims leiy.lly held In Hre Vcrnuu, Osoyoos,
Kittle River and Qrand Forks Mining Divisions
or Yule District, 11 0., are laid over [mm thc
l.'.tli day ol Novomber, IS97, ta the 1st .luy ni
June, 1HIW, C. A. It   L*»Bi.v,
Gold Commissioner.
Osoyoos, II. C, Nov. 18th, l.H'JT
Go to
Via McElroys
Stage Line.
Leaves Grand Forts, Sunday,
Tuesday and Thursday, and returns Monday, Wednesday and
Riverside Ave,    Grand Forks.
Spokane Falls &
Nelson & Ft. Sheppard,
Red Mountain Railways.
The Only AU-rail Route,without change
of cars, between Spokane, Rowland and Nelson.
OoIngNorth,                                Goln-r South
12:12 a, m JIAiUM'B    2:2np,,n.
1 rinse Connections at Kelson with nioaiulioatfi
lor Kufilu und ull Kootenay l.uke I'olnts.
I'lir-Kenpers for Kettle Kiver and  flnundnry
Creek erinneet at Mureiis Willi ..luyr .tally.
rxj a. hepworth, m. u., o. m.
Physician and Surgeon.
rlRlco III Drill- Store.
a l. McDonald,
Contractor and Builder,
GRAND   FORKS,   B.   0.    _^^^
Plans anil specifications drawn, es lm*»ttalur>
ublier! on ull klnilrrof building,    tt. r • <tru .1/
■=**;S*^g^£S.^-'->.£5.£--.;5>.*S^~ ^'^•SilX-*'^V-'i < *-**1-i*-^-*3s;S, t.
Grand Forks, B. C.
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 wiih
everything in the market.
The bar  is repleted  with  the  best
Wines, Liquors and Cigars.
TS sure to be the Leading Railway and
Mining Center of the Kettle River
and Boundary Creek Districts, its location makes it the Natural Gateway to
one of the Largest and Mo!>t Promising
Mining Districts
In the Woild. It has Christina Lake
on the East, the North Fork.of the Kettle River on th: North, Boundary Creek
on the West, and the Colville Indian
Reservation on the South As every
character of ore necessary for smelting
purposes are found in these districts.
and the central location of the town,
makes it beyond a doubt the future
smelting and distributing point of this
County Cou.t Notice.
ho fritting ol tho County (.■
'    ItllMI Ht
turt of Yalo wil*
be 1
Fairview, Wednesday, the ^th day of
May,   1898*.
ut the hour of 11 in tho forenoon,
Bv <'ommmfliul 0, A. R 1,*,mhly
Oovornment Office, OpovoosJ        D, H, C. C.
Nov, Wth. 1H87. '       t
Invest before a Railways .Starts to Build this
way. Work once star-.ee! on the road the price
of lots will double,   The Plan for the
North Addition to  Grand Forks,
 18 ~
S Now on Slae S*
Don't Miss the opportunity to get in on this deal.   Its the
j most desirable Residence portion of Grand  Forks.    Easy
Terms.   For Further Particulars Call or Addre s
Agent Grand Forks Townsite Co.,
«   , (..-AND   luKlis,   li.   C.
9 "-
) pfl M{)tC£j?
Slip gave him her book to write in—
Her autograph book of blue—
And  she laid.  "Write it straight,  novr,
And tomefhing nice .".nd trtu?.*'
Stiffly nnd s«,unrel.v he wrote a line
For bis queen with the eye* ot blue—
Proudly, and signed ft, "Tommy"—"
"Maggie, I love .vou true."
A youth came from :i college—
A stu.i.'ut grave aod wise-
He looked :it the little old autograph book;
He looked at her true blue eyes.
And in- scrawled, with cynical eroding,
Iu the <>hl, old  book of blue.
Of the folly of love, aod signed it,
"Thomas Reginald Hugh."
A ni.in came from bis labors,
Learned In th-- school of yeora*,
Gazed at the little blue book, and dreamed,
And  gazed,  as  he dreamed,   through
Then he looked and saw her smiling,
With tears lo ber eyes of blue.
And be wrote and signed it. "Tommy**—
"Maggie, 1 love you true."
—Ladies' Hume Journal,
nii I'd give a
year's Biliary t>* lay
lirrtiils mi tin* Impudent rogues."
The chief eonstn-
b l.. ni w'nliliiini
wns speaking i o
oue i.r bla subordinates, inspector
■*S.i would I, sir."
responded thnt official! "nnd I dou't
n member of the force
who wouldn't give a trifle Io scrape an
acquaintance wiili this Flash Jim—or
whatever the fellow's name is. However, we've si,>i liiii-lt try work upon,"
"Bul those." put in the chief, displaying n number ot" coins. "Really, Miller,
ihis fellow is nu artist—a king among
Bmashers, These coins tire1 ns nonv the
real thing as It's possible to make Ihem,
and I've not tlte slightest doubt that I
should have accepted ihem myself If
they'd been tendered to me."
"Very possible, sir," wen! on Miller.
"Mr. Miirklniiii. landlord of the White
Horse, is ns smart ns most men, but be
was bitten."
At thnt momeul tlio magistrate entered the court house.
"Well," whispered the chairman,
leaning over the table io the chief **<>n-
Btable, "huve you heard anything':"
"Several complaints tills morning, sir.
The rascal is still nl work, but we hnve
no clew ns yet."
"Confound the fellow," muttered tin-
chairman. "He's making u laughing
stoek of ilu* finest force in lhe provinces."
There was only one item on the
charge sheet tlmt morning, uml the
prisoner pleaded gullfy to having been
lij-iink and disorderly.
"Ten shillings und costs or fourteen
days," suit! the chuirman, ns soon us
lhe constable lnnl Riven evidence.
A gcntlemau in clerical attire here
stepped forward and explained, with
h profound lisp, thnt he wus the curate
of Slo. I llOVe'S, W'esllueutll.
The prisoner, who wns formerly one
of his parishioners, had hitherto borne
n blameless character, nnd. to give him
another chance In life, he rtlie curate)
would pay the Duo.
Having done so, lie bowed politely to
the bench uud led the protege from the
Half an hour later Inspector Miller
hurried to tlie chief's room. In his excitement lie forgot the respect due to
his superior, aud nipped out something
very much like an oath.
"Miller!" ejaculated the chief const able.
"1 lies your pardon, sir," stammered
the Inspector, "but—er—that is—the
"He'sslipped through out* lingers, sir;
can't be found anywhere."
"What ou earth do you want him
for?" demanded tbe chief,
"Beg pardon, sir, I forgot. He paid
the line lu court tbis morning."
"I know that, man, Is lhat ii crime, or
uro you "
"Well, here's llie money, sir*," blurted
out the Inspector, throwing down n
number of eoius on the table.
Willi grave doubts its to the other's
sanity, the chief picked up oue of thc
coins nud examined It—then another,
and another, until all had been inspected.
"Spurious, every one of 'em!" he
gasped, sinking Into his chair.
For some minutes neither of them
spoke. The very audacity of the thing
hud taken their breaths nwny.
Suddenly Miller Jumped lo his feet.
He lnnl u vague notion that ho had seen*
the curate before.
"Can I have a fortnight's leave, sir,
and permission to lake what I wanl
from the police museum?" he asked.
"Take what you like, Miller, but for
goodness' sake let us have the lust
laugh on our side."
The Inspector promised to do his best,
and shortly afterward be left his chief's
"The police! Ball I They ain't worth
tupenco u dozen."
Silas Mnrkham, landlord of the
"Wliite Horse," anil owner of another
half-dozen licensed houses in Wullluu-n,
folded Ids arms over his broad chest,
and gave utterance to the above contemptuous remark,
"They don't possess the wits they
were born with," he went on. "Why.
poor Drinking Don thore would give
thc best of 'em points nnd n heating."
The Individual referred to was leaning unsteadily against a pillar. He was
a well-known character, was Dan. For
a year or more lie had beeu missing
from his accustomed haunts—rumor
said he lind passed the time In jail—and
itwnsonly the other dny that ho turned
up ami claimed his corner iu the bur of
the "White Horse."
"Aye. nye," elrri'-klerl the old toper ns
be waddled over to llie bar for "another two penn'worth o' Scotch;" "Drink-
lug Dun ain't—(liio)—the biggest fooil
"Of course, not, Dnn, you're only one
of 'cm," returned Markham, as he pocketed tire twopence.
The laugh wns agnlust Dnn, and
there was a dangerous gleam In tlio
eyes of tbo bnlf-wltted wreck, as ho
I lurched over lo his obi position In the
About ."i o'clock oil the following afternoon Dun staggered Into lhe bar, a
frltle more Intoxicated ilian usual. The
landlord, however, who was the sole
occupant when Dnn entered, served
hiin wilh Hie usual *t'wopenu'oi*IIi."
Tiie customer placed a half-crown
piece on the counter, which the landlord—after giving the change—threw
inward llie till. It fell on the Hour, ami
something in its sound roused Mark-
hatn's suspicions.
Picking up the coin, he examined It
closely, while Dan began to shuffle to-
ward tire door. Too late, however.
Markham sprang over tbe counter,
seized the other by ilir- collar, ami dragged him Into a private room.
"Where did you get that coin?"    lie
"Letnmego," pleaded Dim, huskily.
"Where did you get It?" repeated lhe
"A gint give It lo me," stammered
Dnn, "and- -   "
"It's a lie!' 'hissed Markham. "Come,
oul with lhe truth."
"All right," responded Dnn. desper-
ately, "Let go my throat, will yer? I
mude It."
"So   you    le   li,   did    you:    And
where did you get tiie die?"
"Stole il," growled Dan, "It onee belonged to a fellow you knew Iliilton,
Un- coiner."
"Hush, you crazy rrroi." hissed Markham. "Don't you know where you are?"
Slopping softly to the door, tlte hind
lnnl linked ii. thon, producing a bottle
from the cupboard—wits ii tbe sight ol
lhal bottle lhat brought Hie trlumpbnul
gleam into Dan's eyes?--lie poured otl!
a couple of glasses.
"Come, Dan. here's to your health."
said Markham. "It won't do for lis iii
quarrel. 1 wasn't awuro vou knew—
1 ."
"I knowed him twelve years ago," re-
piled Dan, adding, with a keen glance
at liis companion, "an' I knows 'im
Markham winced, und glanced uneasily toward the door.
"Well." lie demanded nt length,
"what do you want?"
"Work." replied his companion.
"Anil what about the dies?"
"I'l bring 'em whenever you like,'
Half nu hour Inter Drinking Dan
emerged from a side door and shambled oil' down the street.
Tiie "White Horse" wus a money-
making establishment, night and day.
When "closing timo" came round, and
tlie last shilling had rolled into the capacious lit! behind the cotlhter of lhe
bar, business wus resinned in tin-
In the wee slim' hours of a November morning this particular branch of
tin* business was in full swing, and
profits were being literally coined.
Three or four ghastly figures flitted
about iu the semi-darkness. Silas Mark-
ham was engaged in earnest confab
wilh his sou—alius "llutlon the coiner." alias "Flush Jim," alius our ohl
friend tlie curate—at the fur end of the
cellar, while Drinking Dan waa busily
engaged, near the heavily boiled door
in tin- manufacture of spurious florins.
Suddenly the low but distinct mew
of a eat reached the ours of the alert
Before the others were oven aware of
Ids Intentions, tlie supposed drunkard
sprung forward, shot back lhe bolt and
faced around on tlio others with a revolver in each hand,
"Trapped, by heaven," roared Mark-
hum—or, rather, Iluttoii, Sr.—OS a posse
of police wilh lhe chief constable of
Wrillbiirn nt their head rushed in.
Tlie struggle was tierce but brief. The
elder Ilutlou wus soon overpowered;
but his son, who had previously served
u long term of Imprisonment, for a siiu-
llar offense, fought like a tiger. With
his capture resistance wns at au end,
nnd the whole gang was secured.
"Tricked by a miserable gin-sodden
drunkard." groaned the older llitttou,
us the handcuffs clicked on his wrist.
"You're -wrong, my friend, If that's
any consolation to you," said tlie Individual referred to, stepping forward,
"Inspector Miller, at your service—one
of those men you valued at 'tuppence
a dozen.' "
| The prisoner did not reply, but the
Inspector owed his life to tire fact that
glances are not deadly weapons.
Shortly after tlie gang had been con-
vleled Inspector Miller wus promoted.
At, a Utile supper, organized in honor
of the event, lie wus asked where uud
how he picked up his clew.
"It was a piece of luck," he laughed.
"Twelve years ago In the Assize Court
at Westheath, wheu Iluttou, tlie younger, was sentenced to ten years' penal
"I shall never forgot lho prisoner's
jaunty appearance on that occasion. He
never turned a hair, and wheu the
Judge passed sentence on him lie received it with a low, swooping bow.
that would have done Infinite credit lo
a Parisian.
"He repeated the bow exactly when,
as the curate, lie put iu au appearance
at Wullburn police court lo pay that
li in- inflicted on a member of the gang.
"ll was only when seated In the
chief's room, after we had been so badly sold, that I connected the I wo Incidents, nnd recognized my men.
"Drinking Dan—who is, and has been
for twelve months nn Inmate of the
Wallburn workhouse—had been u
member of lhe llutlon gang years ngo,
nnd from him I obtained all that I
wanted lo Insure admission to the
vaults of Ihe 'White House' nnd—woll.
you  know  the rest."—Cassell's Satin*.
day Journal.
Men Ai;i,li;nt Money,
In tbe huge struggle in England of
men ngninst money culled the engineers' strike, there Is a certain nentl-
mental change to be noted. Tlie employers have talked loo mtK'h ln their
IluBbud pleasure ut thut which aremed
an assured triumph, with the result
that ninny of the moderately conservative forces have taken umbrage and
have espoused the side of the men.
Millionaires liltc Cadbury are now subscribing bo many thousand dollars a
week for tho mon while the trouble
lasts, and un Influential body of prelates of the Church of England has Issued a circular deploring the masters'
ill-advised language about "smashing
trades unionism once for all." This altera the conditions, so it is doubtful
whether the men will accept thc Hoard
of Trade's stipulations for a conference oven if the masters did so. Sun
day's mass meeting in Trafalgar
square was of service as showing how
tho mass of Londoners feel on this
subject. It was a great popular success and the public sentiment may
give the ultimate victory lo the men.
Children in Factories*
I it most of the large factories in this
country many little children arc employed, tlie majority of them beiug-the
offspring of foreign parents--Russian,
Polish, Italian ami Bohemian. The little ones are strong and free from nerve
troubles, owing io their Inheritance of
robust constitutions from a line of ancestors who have spent simple, out-of-
door lives. Scientists say the children
of these children will have no such
heritage, and that thoy will be especially predisposed to Indigestion and
consumption. It has been found that
the tenement born and bred child is
a weakling Iu many respects, owing
to overcrowding, poor ventilation, lack
of warmth nud sunlight and fresh air
and poor food.
Joke* and Jokeleta that Are Supposed
to Have Been Rceentl j Born—Sayings
and Doings that Are Odd, furious and
Laughable-Tile Week's Humor.
Funny Hiihimcbk Transaction*
Illiymer—It's a wonder that publishers employ humorists.
Spacer—"Why so?
Ubyiner—They are always making
Jokes at the publisher's expense.
Can't Qualify*
Madge—Do you think the time will
ever come when we will have a woman president?
Madge-Why not*
Jack—No woman will ever be able to
arrive nt the constitutional age.
Two Dtflercnt Kim's.
Professor—Science has enabled us to
photograph the stars.
Softleigh—Yaws, bah Jove; and yotih
get one of the pictahs with evhwy pack
of cigahwetts. daucher know.
Deep Affection*
"Dearest," said the summer young
man. "ywii may not believe me, but I
must tell you tliat you are tbe only girl
I have loved this year."—Indianapolis
About the Size of It.
Willie—Pa, what's    lhe    "Great Divide?"
I'll—It's what conies after an election.
"Did you know," snid thc ninn who
affects erudition, "lhat 'Klondike'
means 'doer river!'"
"No," wns the reply; "1 didn't know
It. Bul with eggs selling at $1.50 apiece
I should say lhat was an appropriate
name."—Washington Star,
says "It is worth a great deal to us to have
you try Schilling's Best baking powder
and tea."
Money-back says "We have a great
deal of confidence in your good faith and
in Schillings Best baking powder and tea."
A Wanderer.
BlggS—Slolioy Is very ndinudic.
DIggs—Nomadic!  How's that?
Biggs—He owes me $10 nud refuses
to settle.
The 1'inlskliiK Touch.
"Just wall," snid the nun) In the barber shop, "till llie brush boy gets ready
for Ihe finishing touch."
"You menu thut he will complete your
toilet V"
"No.    He'll get my last teu cents."—U
Washington Slur.
Cotton Employers Uniting.
■The employers in tho Lancashire
lEng.) cotlou industry have for the
lirst llnic In iheir history managed, apparently, to got together for llie purpose of trying to enforce a reduction.
In the event of the proposal being resisted by the workpeople and lhe employers proceeding to tlie extreme
measure of locking up their mills, it
would Involve to start with 400,000
operatives nnd what with the closing
of printing, dyeing, bleaching nnd other works subsequently, thoro would be
fully half a million of operatives In the
streets. Taking men, women nnd
children altogether, the average wages
of each will be about Hi shillings per
week, so that the loss In wages would
he fully $2,000,000 per week.
Mrs. Beach—I'm golug buck to town
Mrs. Shore—Why so early?
Mrs. Beach—I received a letter from
my husband yesterday, nnd, although
I do not profess to be a delineator of
linndwrilj'ng, I know lie has beeu drinking hard lately.—Up-to-Date.
Talking It Over*.
"Did you ever notice," said Banks, after the Joint poll Ileal meeting, "how
enthusiastically you wero applauded
when you sat down? Now, that is what
l regard as a doubtful compliment. li
might Indicate thnt they were glad
you'd got through."
"Yes," said Reeves, "but there was
$ch. ii ing's Best baking powder and tea are
. because they are money-back.
Sercuader—I stood on the bridge at
midnight, etc.
How He Knew.
Editor—How old was old man Steb*
blns when he died?
Assistant—Tbe ' correspondent docs
not say.
Editor—Didn't he publish his ngc after Ids visit to the office t wo weeks ago?
Assistant—Wo only snid "Hint he
looked good for 25 years more."
Editor—Well, thou lie wns ~,i. Why
didn't you say so nt onco?—1'uck.
What is the missin; word?—not SAFE, although Schilling's Best baking
powder and tea are safe.
Get Schilling's Rest baking powder or tea at your grocers'; take out th«
ticket (brown ticket in every package of baking powder; yellow ticket in the
tea); send a ticket wilh each word to address below before December 31st
Until October 151I1 two words allowed for every ticket; after that only on*
word for every ticket.
If only one person finds the word, that person gets ■fjooo.oo; If several find
it, $2000.00 will be equally divided among them.
Every one sending a brown or yellow ticket will receive a set of cardboard
creeping babies at the end of the contest. Those sending three or more in one
envelope will receive an 1S98 pocket calendar—no advertising on it These
creeping babies and pocket calendars will be different from th* ones offered la
the last contest.
Better cut these rules out. „,,
She Rescinded the Order.
Miss Oldham—I want a birthday cake
Bent nil to the house to-morrow with I
sixteen candles in it.
linker (slightly  denfl—Did  you sny ;
sixty candles?—Cincinnati Enquirer.
"No," snid tho mau who i.s careful not I
to overstate, "I will not sny thnt since
1 havo been learning Iho wheel I have
1 mlit-t firil Notes.
An electric brake is announced.
Chicago horseshoers won 11 strike.
New Y'ork has a Hebrew-American
Pressmen nnd Feeders' union.
Washington unions claim that tlio
bureau of engraving is violating tlte
eight-hour law.
The Lirothcrliood of Blacksmiths has
decided to join the
tion of I.nlior.
American Federo-
Telescopes were invented in 151)0.
Stop! Women,
And consider that in addressing Mrs.
Pinkham you are coniiding1 your private
Ills to a woman—a woman whose experience in treating- woman's diseases
1b greater than that of any living phy-
aician, male or female.
You can talk freely to a woman when
It is revolting to relate your private
troubles to a man; besides, a man does
not understand, simply because he isa
Women suffering from any form cf
female weakness are i nvi ted to promptly
communicate with Mrs. Pinkham, at
Lynn, Mass, All letters are received, opened, read, and answered by
women only. A woman can freely
talk of her private illness to a woman.
Thus has been established the eternal
confidence between Mrs. Pinkham and
the women of America which has never
becn broken. Out of the vast volume
of experience which she has to draw
from, it is more than possible that she
has gained the very knowledge that
will help your case. She asks nothing
in return except your good will, and
her advice has relieved thousands.
Surely anywoman, rich or poor, is very
foolish if she docs not tako advantage
of this generous offer of assistance.
nothing doubtful about the npplau.se
you got.   Thore couldn't be any  mistake as to their meaning then."
"No, tliey  didn't wait  until  I'd  got
I through,"
"I should say they didn't. Why, when
you snid you had ouly n few remarks
j lo make,  I  thought they'd raise the
, roof."—Cleveland Leader.
Her Knotty Query.
lie—All ray father's money Is tied up.
She—In     his   handkerchief?—Up-to-
A IM iwn jipreliciisiini.l
Wlclcwire—Do you know that this is
the third time you have tackled mo today? You must take me for au electric
Dismal Dawson—Klectrlc button?
Wick wire—Yes, electric button. You
seem to think you can get a drink by
touching ine.—Iudianapolls Journal.
become n new man, but I can truthfully
state that I have been compelled to
grow at least ten square inches of new
cuticle."—Indianapolis Journal.
iv-jhtn Served in n Sen tint tonal Dam-
ii-W-t* Ciimo   iii   Spokane. I
Spokane. Nov. 29.—Fifty thousand dol-
lars is the sum ex-Mayor Charles P. j
Clougli. the prominent mining broker and
president of the linn of Charles F. Clougli'
& Co., incorporated, is demanding of Colonel W. W. D. Turner, president of tho
Le Tloi Mining Company, brother of Senator George Turner, and one of the owners of the Seattle I'osl-Intelligoncpr, as
damages fnr the alleged alienation of Mrs.
dough's nffeetions by the colonel.
The complaint is brief, covering not all
of one typewritten sheet. Jt recites that
Mr. aud Mrs. Clougli are man and wife:
and that Colonel Turner has alienated
the affections of Mr. Clough's wife, and
by reason of this alienation, Mrs. Clougli
left, the plaintiff and no longer lives with
him. ln this Mr. (lough slates lhat. he
is damaged iu lhe mini nf $50,000, whieh
he prays the coil! I In award hiin as judgment against Colonel Turner
JollII   G««H, At'li-r   [-ttfllHllft Kiinoh tor
IXttlHtt*. Uniled 'Inn  Long;.
Unite, Mont., Nnv. 29.—John Coss was
instantly killed in the Original mine at
.'! o'clock yesterday morning by an explosion of blasts in the face of a drift,
lie and three others had been drilling
holes for lhe blast, and when it, was ready
lighteoTtllo fuses. They waited too long.
however, and lhe blasts began to go oil'.
(Joss was thrown down and must, have
died at once. Two of the others escaped
without injury except lhe shock.
Richard Gilbert was burned by powder
and his legs tilled with pieces of rock.
(Joss was a brother of William (Joss, who
while working at squaring limbers in the
same mine less Ihan a month ago fell
across a. circular saw mid was cut in two.
Lonely Denth of Young Will Perk Inn
. Who   Went   HuntliiH'*-
lioisp, Idaho, Nov. 29.—A sudden, lonely death has been the fate of a young
lad of Middleton, named Will Perkins.
Oa Thanksgiving day he went out shooting, but did not return, Early the next
day a party was out looking for traces of
the missing hid. The fears of his parents proved only too well founded, his
dead body being found on the edge of a
slough a mile or two from home. His gun
lay a little distance to the right. It hod
been discharged, the charge striking the
unfortunate lad in the right side, tearing
a griping hole through his body. It is
thought he slipped and threw the gun
from him to prevent it falling in tho wa-'
ter, the trigger being caught by a twig
or stone and the piece, discharged.
Some people will never wake up till tli*
last horn blows, and then they'll aak if
that's the horn for dinner. Delays are
dangerous and ruinous. Thousands can
say if they hadn't put off an opportunity,
thoy would have been rich and happy.
Some never know they have rheumatism
until crippled by Ii, and all the whilo In
pain, thinking It will pass off. But St.
Jaeolis Oil never delays, und la always
wide awake. It goes straight to its work
of cure in a business way, and cures
rheumatism in ony form and at Its worst
stage.   It's a live remedy.
Electricity moves 2R8,000 miles per second.
No Chance.
"Did you see the ball game yester.
"I thought you told me you wore going."
"I did go, but I sat between two
young women wbo had never seen a
game of ball before'."—Chicago Tribune.
Why They Did li.
Mr. Longworth—I see they've barred
Victor Hugo's "Los Miserable!)" out of
the public schools of Philadelphia.
Mr. Packinham—No wonder. A person bas to keep awake when he reads
tbat book.
Odd Pnrtnlnii Characters.
Over In tbe Latin quarter are some
CUl'IOUs characters, Among them Is an
old man of Die name of Blbl, who bus
a singular face ami wears an eccentric
cost time which causes every one who
sees him to ask quest ions. liibl has
been lu the Latin quarter ever since
any one can remember. Ills age Is unknown, but old artists who were students tlfty years ago declare that Blbl
dressed and acted as strangely and
looked as old then as be does now. He
Is known to cvoiy one of the 28,000 or
80,000 students nnd has a monopoly of
lho express and cartage business among
them. If an artist wants to change his
studio or a student libs lodgings Blbl Is
always employed to attend to It. He
has a number of wagons and a corps of
assistants who do the wjM'fc. while ho
enjoys the profits and tfile honors.—Chi'
cago Record.
The famous Appliance nnd Remedies of
tlie Krlo Medical Co. now for the llrat timo
OffOTOU on trial without expense to nny
lioiicpt man. Not n dollur to be paid
In iiilvnnre. Cure KlVeets of Knurs
*.r F-.xeesses lu Old or Young. Manhood
Fully Itcstoi'cii. Jluw to Etilnrgo und
Strengthen W'ciik, Undeveloped Portions
nf Ididy. Absolutely unfailing Homo
Treatment. No C. (). I>. ur othi rachemo.
A plain offer by a firm uf UghiManding.
The Honored Horse.
First Horse—I don't know what will
become of us If bicycles get much
Second Horse—We will be thought
more of, of course. I'd rather stniitl
comparison with a ten-dollar wheel
thnn a one-hundred-dollar one.—Indian*
nii.rlis Journal.
Keeping Her Word.
"Madam," snid the attorney for the
defense, "do you recognize tbe prisoner
nsyour lrusbund?"
"No, sir," she indignantly replied, "I
told him when he got into trouble before that If he repeated the offense I
would never recognize him again!"
i'ji i.n l   Appointment**.
Koine. Nr.v. 28. -The pope 1ms appointed Rev. P. L. Chttppelle, bishop of
Santa Fry X. M., to archbishopric of New
Orleans. Rev, Father Maurice of Wiil-
iamsport, IM., hns been appointed bishop
of Erie, I'a.
We will forfeit $1,000 If any of our published testlmonals are proven to be not
genuine.     The Piso Co.. Warren. Pa.
Merclianni mans "forth of the sea." It
is white and soft when dug from the
earth, but soon hardens.
"King Solomon'. Treasure,n only Aphrodisiacs!
Tonic known. (See Dictionary.) 16,00 -t. box, 3
•v-reler,1 treatment. Mason Cbemical Co., P. O. Uo-t
717. l'lirladelphia. Pa.
'Che average expense of a passenger
steamship, New York to Liverpool and
return, is about $75,000.
ini.'ln*: nnd locating Oold or Silver
. lout or buried treasures. M. I>.
>WLEIl, Box 337.Sonthlngton,Comi.
In U> i'iiit l   Revenue   K-t-celiitN.
Washington, Nov. 20.—The records of
tlie internal revenue bureau show receipts for Ihe Ave months uf lhe present
fiscal year will exceed those of the same
period last, year by about $8,000,000.
If a train wero run at the rate of 30
miles au hour, day and night, without a
stop, it would require 350 years to make
Ihe journey from tlie oarlh to the sun.
Try Schilling's Best tea and baking powder.
I'-nulliiiN   PlayJiin   Killed  llllll.
Hath, X. Y., Nov. 21).—James W. Lov-
I Bridge,  who   was   injured  in   a   football
20.—The official pizettej gamo Jlt Hainmondsport Thanksgiving af* .
ternoon. died here yesterday.
I'urlii   li'leo.
Madrid. N
publishes a decree granting autonomy tn
Porto Rico on lines similar to Cuban autonomy.
Cinese invented paper, 170 It. 0.
tMlster Mabel — Young Dnslin\-rny
praised my complexion the other ulght.
Brother Mux—Sort of a powder puff,
eh V
Blue Blood.
First Mosquito—Why are you looking
so blue?
Second Mosquito—I'm just after din-
lug on that English count who's stopping at the Hilltop House.—Up-to-Date.
Is it Wrong?
Get it Right.
Keep it Right.
Moored Revealed Hemedy will do It. Throe
doses will make you lerl better. Get It Irom
your druggist or nny wholesale drug house, or
from Stewart «& Holmes Drug Co., Seattle.
The llfiyiintiri^.
First Lawyer—I began a big lawsuit
to-day. N
Second Lawyer—Issue the writ?
First Lawyer—No; I drew up nu old
millionaire's will by which lie leaves
everything io his favorite child, cutting
off live others.—Up-to-Date,
Advice for Llttlo Hoy lilue.
Little liny blue, eome blow your horn,
Not that the r-rrlves have grit into the corn,
Hut you'll never be in it, us things are
now going,
Unless yon keep loudly nnd steadily blowing! 	
Kiislly Accounted For.   ;
DIggs—Glumly spends nearly ull bis
time In solitary meditation.
Biggs—That may account lor the poor
opinion he has of mankind.
Disponed to Bhy,
He—Really, I never loved any one
until I met you.
She—Oh, I know Hint. \'ou acted just
like a colt that was seeing Its lirst locomotive.
Gnvo II in, a Her,,-, me ml.
Of course a vast deal of. talk was
caused at West Middleton, Ind., when
the wife of Rev. C. M. Bnugli, pastor
of the Christian Church there, applied
iu court for a divorce. Previous to her
marriage to Mr. Baugh she had been
Mrs. Cunningham, a widow of considerable wealth. The decree was Issued
without contest on the minister's part.
No charges of any kind were made by
either person, and when ihey separated
(he woman voluntarily gave lier ex-
husband a written certificate of good
ctio-r&Gter, recommending him as an exemplary Christian and n good preacher,
'Phis caused even n greater sensation
than was aroused when the divorce proceedings were Instituted, but neither of
the Interested parlies offers any explanation. Mr. Baugh bas resigned bis
charge and will go lo Southern California to accept u position there.
Medical Students In Paris.
In the University of Paris there are
over 10,000 medical students. At Vienna there arc about 1,000 more. In
Paris there are 8,000 students at th,'
School of Fine Arts.
I, DR. SAMUEL PITCHER, of Eyannis, Massachusetts,
was the originator of "PITCHER'S CASTORIA," the same
that has borne and does now jS~0 '/f/1 j .■?■ * on everV
bear the facsimile signature of Cdut^/jr /•tx/c/UAt wrapper.
This 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 and see that it is
the kind you, luive always bought Six Slf.?.* 5^* on "ne
and has the signature oft^^S^?J<i4c/i(M wrapper. J\fo one lias authority from me to use my name except
The Centaur Company of which Chas. E. Fletcher is
1'resident. * /*     J
March 8, 1897. Q&*~*^&i>:+&*~***,p,
Do Not Be Deceived.
Do not endanger the life of your child by accepting a cheap substitute,
which some druggist may offer you (because he makes a few more pennict
on it), the ingredients of which even he does not know.
"The Kind You Have Always Bought"
Insist on Having
The Kind That Never Failed You.
for oni
BCrlptive price list—FREI
llfflKlWKt hil USE FAILS,       *
Benjhmln Franklin wed   tho   a
lightning rods in 1752.
Blood froni au artery is red;'thnt fro:
1h<! veins dnrk.
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