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THE GRAND F0RK5 MINER
SECOND YEAR.   NO. 88
GRAND FORKS, B. (., SATURDAY, JA3STUARY 15, 1898.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
A SONG TO THE MEN WHO LOSE.
Here's to the men who lose!
What though their work be e'er so nobly
planned,
And watched wilh zealous car*?,
No glorious halo crowns their efforts
grand;
Contempt is failure's share. 	
Here's to the men who lose!
If triumph's easy smile our struggles
greet,
Courage is easy then;
The king ls he who, after fierce defeut,
Can up and fight again.
Here's to the men who lose!
The ready plaudits of a fawning world
King sweet In Victors* ears;
The vanquished banners never are unfurled—
For them there sound no cheers.
Here's to the men who lose!
The touchstone of true worth Ls not success.
There is a higher test-
Though fate may darkly frown, wiward
to press.
And bravely do one's best,   .
Here's to tlie men who lose!
It Is the vanquished'a praises that I
sing.
And this Is the toast I choose:
"A hard-fought failure is a noble tiling;
Here's to the men who lose."
—Boston Traveler.
JAMAICA DUPPIES.
HAD finished my medical
I education and was speud-
i the winter In Jamaica,
fwitli a former schoolmate^
j preparatory to commencing
| practice as a physician.
My friend, Julia Latham,
'had married a coffee plaut-
\er, and It was during ray
F sojourn on tlie plantation
r that I met with the ndveu-
I Hire t nm about to relate.
We were driving, one glorious afternoon, through a
lane that went zigzag fashion up n high mountain.
I could not help admiring the plctur-
esqueness of the tiny, flower decked
cabins which dotted the hillside here
nud there, and noting that on every veranda sat, or reclined, groups of laughing negroes, 1 snid to my friend:
••I feel Inclined to envy those black
people wheu I see hot? lightly the troubles of life seem to touch tlieui, and to
ask myself If, after all, they, and not
we, are the favored children of nature.
1 think, Julia, I should like to be a
negress just for one week, iu order to
experience what it is to revel in unlimited sunshine, and drink In the delights
of mere living."
My practical friend smiled nt this outburst of sentiment,
"If Providence were to grant your
wish, you would return to civilization n
sadder nud a wiser woman. During
your transformation you would become
entangled In the trammels of such a
horribly grotesque superstition that It
ls a question If you could ever afterward entirely shake It off."
"To what do you allude?"
"To the negroes' belief lu duppies."
"In what?"
"Duppies."
"Pray what are they?"
"A duppy Is the shadow of a dead
person—the shadow, mind you, of the
body, not of the soul, this having fled
to bliss or woe, ns the case may be. The
duppy Is brainless; It is transparent
nnd animated with silly malice toward
living people. For some unaccountable reason it does not appear till the
third day after death. Then, at the
hour when the death took place, It
Btrlves to enter Its former home, and
It has to he frightened off by the waving of a white sheet at the doors and
windows of the cabin. A crowd assembles for this purpose, nnd some members of It are sure to see the duppy.
"There It ill" Ihey cry. "Keep It out!
Keep It out!" nnd theu there Is n vigorous flapping of cotton cloth, and the
most awful groans you ever heard, if
onee the thing enters the house the little hut becomes uninhabitable, hence
the ninny vacant shanties one comes
across li: Jamaica, Just how long the
shadow haunts the earth nfter the body
has returned to Its original dust I could
never ascertain. Is It not terrible to
think tliat ln thin Christian land sueh
a belief can be so firmly rodted-in the
native mind?"
"It Is a most ridiculous superstition,"
I answered. "I never heard of quite
such a nonsensical one'."
"It does not seem funny for me at
all," answered Julia Latham with a
very grave face, "but simply horrible.
And there Is something about It even
worse than what I hnve told you, for
negroes with unbalanced minds sometimes think they have swallowed duppies, and endure the most excruciating
tortures under tho excitement of this
Idea."
Here I laughed aloud.
"Oh, Julia," I exclaimed, "why do you
so Impose ou the credulity of your
frleud as to tell me this very tall
slory?"
"I assure you I nin speaking the
truth," she rejoined. "These darkles
think the duppies nre not only transparent but compressible, and under the
form of some small Insect or reptile
they glide down a person's throat. But
since I perceive you are Btlll Incredulous, I will take you to see a girl who
fancies she hns swallowed two of these
evil shadows. Here, Themlstocles,"
cried she to a small ebony figure that
was wandering aimlessly nbout tinder
a palm tree, "come and hold my horse
while I visit your mother."
• The boy came forward, grinning, and
swaying himself from thc hips with
that curious appearance of dislocation
with which a pure negro walks. Half
breeds lose this sinuosity of motion ln a
great measure, but a negro of pure
blood walks as If the upper part of his
body were allied only In a perfunctory
manner 10 the lower part. The little
ebonite was clothed In an exceedingly
diminutive shirt; It had once been
white, but was now of a nondescript
hue.  It wus his only garment.
We advanced up the narrow garden
walk to the porch of the whitewashed
shanty with Its bright green shutters.
Seated lu a rocking chair was a portly
woman with n yellow turban wound
round her head. She greeted us without rising, being too Indolent lo make
the necessary effort.
"How are you, Dinah?" asked Sirs.
Latham.
"Quite well, thank you, ma'am," she
answered, without stopping the rock-
lug.
"How Is Berenice?"
"Very bad, ma'am; she Is walking up
and down Inside there," Indicating,
with a Jerk of her thumb over her
shoulder, a room in the cottage, "cause
Julius Caesar and George Smith Is u
fighting so they will allow her no
peace."
We opened the door of the room Indicated, and when our eyes had become
accustomed to the darkness, we saw a
young woman tramping slowly and majestically up and down, like a wild
beast in a cage.
"Berenice!" said Mrs. Latham, and
the great, tall, finely developed girl
halted before her, and gazed mournfully down on her with large, troubled
eyes. "Berenice, I have brought a lady
doctor to see you."
To this Information the girl answered
with an indifferent intonation:
"I suppose, ma'am, she will be like all
the others, and not believe a word I say,
so what's the use of troubling her?"
"On the contrary, I believe In you
fully, Berenice," I said.
The girl turned quickly toward me,
and putting her two shapely hands on
my shoulders, looked me In the face
with her dog-like eyes. She seemed endeavoring to discover whether I wns In
Jest or iu earnest. It wns quite a time
before she spoke; at length she said:
"Do you believe In Julius Caesar and
George Smith, mlssee?"
"I am Sure I shnll do so when I know
who they nre," I answered.
"They are my duppies."
"Oh!" *
"Do you want to know how I came
to swallow them?"
"Why, of course."
"Let us go out ou the porch and hear
the story," said Mrs. Latham, "This
room ls stifling."
We went out nnd watched the blazing sun go down iu a tropical splendor
of red nnd gold behind the blue hill in
front of us, as we listened to Berenice's tale.
At first she was too agitated to commence It. She walked up nnd down ln
front of us, declaring that Julius Caesar and George Smith objected to her
sitting. I drew out a little satchel that
I carried with me n certain gray powder and placed It on her tongue. This
had the effect of steadying her nerves,
and she began talking In quite a rational manner.
"Julius Caesar was tlie baby son of
Mark Antony and Cleopatra, that lived
In the cabin at the foot of the hill. He
died six months ago, and on the third
day after liis deatli a lot of us boys nnd
girls went to keep the duppy out of the
house. At midnight we were very tired.
We had Hupped the sheet for an hour
without seeing anything. It wns now
agreed that each of us in turn should
act as watcher. We drew lots, and the
lot fell on me. Soon I was the ouly
one awake ln the whole crowd. The
room was very warm, and I sat by the
window. There was a tree close to It,
and I noticed a movement ln the
branch -nearest me. I ilxed my eyes
on the branch and saw a little gray
owl tbat kept hopping nearer and nearer the window. Its eyes were fiery, and
kind of glued themselves on to mine,
and still It hopped nearer and nearer.
Presently It got between the moon and
me, and I saw right through It. The
moon was shining through the little
gray owl! Then I knew what It was,
and opened my mouth to scream, but
before I could do so It flew right In, and
was down my throat ln a jiffy!"
She paused In such agitation that It
was impossible to laugh at her story,
absurd though It was.
"George Smith died soon after, nnd I
swallowed hlm ln the form of a cat,"
she ..Hit oil presently. "They fought
right away, and I have dreadful times.
Oh, mlssee"—hero the ,!,oor girl wiped
her eyes with the corner of her apron—
"I do have dreadful times! And If I
don't get up and wnlk about directly
they begin fighting, I have a fit nnd
stay ln It till they are tired out. Do
you think you can cure me?"
"Yes," said I, with a confidence I did
not altogether feel; whereupon the poor
girl humbly kissed the hem of my dress
ln token of her gratitude.
Berenice, despite hcr hue, was very
beautiful. She resembled an ebony
statue of Hebe. It was dreadful to
think that so perfectly formed a body
should be cumbered with such a ludicrously diseased mind.
Whether rightly or not, I diagnosed
the case as one of acute dyspepsia, and
determined to treat It as sueh.
"Berenice," said I, "It will take some
time to cure you, ns Julius Caesar and
George Smith will no doubt obstinately contest my efforts to dislodge them,
but In the end I think I shall succeed."
A rapturous look of joy overspread
her couutennuce, nnd she commenced
to slowly revolve, In a kind of rhythmic dance, down the narrow garden
path. It was a weird sight to see her
graceful, statuesque figure swaying In
the moonlight. Her mother began to
sob hysterically, whether for Joy at her
daughter's prospective release, or grief
at her present eccentric conduct, I
could not tell. Probably she did not
know herself, for these black people are
so emotional that they are stirred up
by every breath of feeling, as the bos
om of Ihe sea Is ruffled by the slightest
breeze.
"Come, let us go home." cried Julia,
suddeuly. '"There Is something hyp-
notlc In Berenice's movements; my
brain begins to reel; if I stay here much
longer, 1 believe 1 sba'l be compelled to
Join In the dance."
It took me several months to effect
the cure of Berenice, uud even when
she was convalescent she refused to
believe In lhe fuel until she had ocular
demonstration thnt the uncanny creatures which tormented her had beeu !
evicted. Therefore Julia uud I constructed two Images, lu the form of uu
owl aud a cat, out of cotton balling
soaked In kerosene oil. 1 gave Berenice a sleeping powder, and had her
carried Into the kitchen of Julia's
house. A bright fire was kindled In
tbe fireplace, and I then awoke the girl.
"See!" I cried, holding up the Images,
"Here nre the mischief makers!"
She at first shrank back in terror,
then wanted to handle them, but to tbis
I objected.
"No, Berenice, It would not be safe.
Maybe they are not really dead but
only shamming. See, I will put an end
to them once for all." And I threw them
dramatically Into the lire.
As they went In a blaze np the chimney, Berenice uttered n cry of joy. She
was now perfectly restored to sanity
and good health, and in lier gratitude
was ready to become my slave for life.
But this I would not permit.
I left the Island soon after, nnd never
saw my patient ngniu; but Julia assures
me, however, that she hns not relapsed
luto her former condition, and her cure
seems complete.—Pennsylvania Grit.
KENTUCKY,  MOST POWERFUL BATTLE SHIP IN THE WORLD.
THE  STORY OF A RING.
By the Merest Chance It Was Restored
to Its Owner.
This Is the story of u wedding ring
thnt wns stolen during the carnival.
Mnde In this city nineteen years ago,
It wns placed on the fair linger of a
rustic maiden nnd worn there uniil at
one point it was ns tenuous as n ray of
sunlight. Then It was carefully pack
ed In cotton nnd laid away In a bureau
drawer. It wus not forgot leu. but It
remained untouched for many seasons.
Wheu the week of the carnival came
Mr. nnd Mrs. Douglas Smith, of ('off-
man Station, placed their children in
the comfortable spring wagon ami
drove into town. That night the wedding ring wns stolen from their house,
but they did not know It.
Two dnys later Jack Dougherty wns
arrested, He was held as a suspicion.,
character for several days, (in his
linger wns found un old ring of flue
gold. At one point il wns very thin,
nud ull lu all it looked ns though It
might be nearly as old as Dougherty,
"Where did you get that riug?" asked Cupt. Haze.
"Me muilder give it to me when she
died," snld .Tuck, ln u broken voice (hut
simulated the deepest grief.
Next day Dougherty was set free.
He came to the captain und asked that
the ring be given buck to him.
"If uo one calls for It I'll send It to
you In a week," replied tbe captain,
and Jack wns compelled to be content
with these terms. When he had gone
the captain examined the ring closely
and discerned these words, which hnd
grown quite faint: "From Douglas to
Emellne."
Two weeks ago Douglas Smith came
ln his spring wagon to serve as a petit
juror. At the court house some one
chanced to speak of the ring and told
of the Inscription.
"Why, that is what Is in my wife's
wedding ring. This Is a strange sort of
thing," said Douglas.
When he returned home he asked his
wife where the ring was.
"Why, In the bureau drawer, fo be
sure," answered she.
But when she looked In the bureau It
was not there; nor was It to be found
anywhere ln the house. So Douglas
Smith got Into tbe spring wugon ugaln
nud drove back to town. He went
straight to the police station ami told
of his loss and how he had come to
hear of tho ring the police had taken
from a prisoner. He described llie ring
quite accurately, and It was given to
him.
Jack Dougherty, with his comrades,
had evidently come by way of Coffmnn
Station to see the carn/vnl and pick
pockets. Finding no one ln the farm
house, they had raided It and carried
off the old wedding ring.—Omabu
World-Herald.
TIIIO new United States battle ship Kentucky will be the most powerful
war boat in the navy. The Kentucky is .jiii- i.f four sister ships, all of
whicli will soon be finished. The Kentucky hears on her forward nnd nfter
deck n double turret. Kririi of these turrets curries two tkirteen-incli guns. No
European power has placed on tho deck of a war ship any gnu more thau twelve
inches. Thus can the Kentucky strike u how with which the power of no other
ship can compare. A single blow of this kind would disable, if not sink. I lie
strongest ship of buttle afloat. From huw nnrl stern (he Kentucky can lire simultaneously a Ihlrtecn-incli gun. The Kentucky will drnw only twenty-live feet
of walcr, three feet less than the lightest hoots now nn llie sen. She will he
able lo sail into nil the inn bora, ami can he docked with less difficulty than the
lliree other hunts now building, The "waist-fire" consists of fourteeu live-inch
quick-firing guns nnd the second batteries will he composed of twenty six-pounder
rapid-firing, six ohe-poumler uml four machine guns. Two miliinry tops, mounting guns, complete the ship's armament, which is far heavier thnn that of any
ship of die Kentucky's displacement in tho world. No war ship can deliver more
metal nt a broadside than enn tlie Kentucky, nnrl none will have the ready concentration nf Iii p. Tin' feature of the Kentucky is the form ol* Ini* turrets, which
is quite new. There is n large Buying in weight, which gives tlie boal more rnnin
for heavy nriiinmerit ninl more powerful machinery for propulsion. She will
carry 1,1110 tons of cnnl, which will enable her lo 8tenm 0,000 miles nt tin' rrnr'
nf leu knots nil hnur.
GIRL   USHERS  A  SUCCESS.
Trenton, N.J., Pastor Introduces Them
in His Church,
Because Ihe members of his church
were negligent   iu attending Sunday
service und still more so iu contributing to the support of himself nnrl lire
church, Hev. Maurice Penfleld Fikes,
pastor of ih,. First Baptlsl Church at
Trenton, N. .1., decided to try nn limo-1
vulion lo attract people to henr hlm j
preach ami  their  nickels ami  dime."
from their unwilling pockels.    Hi' in
traduced pretty girls as ushers ami h
more limn pleased Willi the results ot
the lirst experiment.    Mr,  fikes had
the sugiiclty to make iirinoiinceinenl of
the fuel Hint Hit' young women would
j show young folks 10 iheir seats nnd
! lake up tin' collection.   Ho was careful. I
j loo, to pick mil six ol* llie pretliest girls I
I iu his flock, so tin. church had more |
! young men in Us pews than hnd ever|
before been seen there.   Kvery soul iu
lhe church was filled long before services were begun, ami it was uocessnry
to get chairs in the aisles.   As ushers
the girls  wero  a  grand success,   bill
their best services was given when the
lime enme lo take up the collection.
Tlie Innovation doesn't meet with the
approval of the other preachers, who
sny that when people are drawn lo 11
Hint tlie wizards of the scalpel may
save their lives. Joseph Daveuue, a
Frenchman, was lu such a condition
when be allowed the doctors to clean
his heart, lb' hud long been a sufferer
from fully degeneration of that organ.
He knew he could not live much lotigci
when he took the chance tlie scientists
proposed. They cui Joseph's ribs apart,
showing tiie lungs, wirh nil their fine,
shining incmbi'iines, These were thrust
aside nnrl four swiftly moving hands
woi-o busily engaged in scraping ihe
fin from Hie sides of lho heart. The
entire process covered ouly a few moments. Ilm It was enough. The mini
was dead. The surgeons engaged sent
a full Recount ol' 1 in* affair 10 a iiieiii.-al
Journal. Tin' law did inn hold Ihem i<
account because Dnvenne had lefl 11
paper staling thai the experiment was
tried at his own request.
Paper Making ill Coca.
Tlm li.'st quality of paper used in
China nnrl Japan is made iu Coren. Tire
CoiTiins gather the bark of tlio broils.
Bulletin piidhyrifi'i'ri tree in tlie spring.
They souk the bark in lye made from
wood ashes ami wuter, beating the
hark until It becomes n sol'i pulp. They
then remove the pulp to large liruuliou
frames, spreading It very thin, nud let
il dry In the sun.   When dry Ihey cut
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Ancient Historical Document.
A New Haven man Is the owner of a
valuable historical document, the deed
for forty acres of land in Portland,
which wns conveyed ln 1733 to Rev.
Moses Bartlett, for a consideration of
£100. This paper Is Intact, save where
it has been folded. At the conclusion
nre affixed twenty seals of twenty Indians. The seals are of red wax, and
a coin was evidently used lu stamping
the seals, as slight traces of a crown
can be found In several of Ihem. Another peculiar feature of the deed was
the record of tlie appearance of each
member of the band beforo a notary
public nud nil on different dales, extending from Nov. 20, 1733, to June IS,
1734.	
Mines Abandoned .'i,000 Years A«*o.
The most ancient copper mines in lhe
world ure those of the Sinai peninsula,
near the gulf of Suez. They wero
abandoned 3,000 years ago, after having been worked for some hundreds of
years. The process used In the reduction of the oro ls snld to be similar In
principle to that used at the present
time.
Depend. Upon the Length.
Brown—I am satisfied, Judging from
my own experience, that married life
Is the only happy one.
Myers—How long have you bog
married?
Brown—Since last Wednesday.
Myers—I thought bo.
GIRLS PASS THE BOX IN CHURCH
M-M-Ml
Oil. don'l I love my lady?
.Miii-in-iii-iii!   Von oughl to see
HOW she collies nut to Illi'ct  me
Anil goes wandering off with me,
With her cheeks so like n blossom
Am! her neck so like the snows—
(lh, don't 1 love my little girl'
M-in-ui! -Nobody knows!
Oh. don't I love* my ludy?
-M 1,1-111 iii-m! Y.,11 ought to hear
The liiile name she calls me
When she whispers ia my par,
Willi her eyes so briglli ami linn, iirg
Till my heart u-pntter goes-
Oh. don'l I lu\.. my Iiul.* Kir)J
M-ni-tn!-- Nobody knows!
New York Press.
THK VOICE OF 001).
church simply for the privilege of look-
iug upon a bevy of pretty girls there
Is no lnsting good to be expecled from
It.    But Mr. Fikes snys that he believes in getting people Into his church
and he doesn't care how he does it, so
long ns the means nre legitimate ami
honest.   It took a long time to take up
the collection, but when It was over
and the money counted there was nearly $300 to add to the treasury of tiie
cnurcli.   Previous lo the boxes going
! around Mr. Fikes announced thai the
j Lord loves a  cheerful  giver.    "Give
' freely and cheerfully,"   he snld, "nnd
' the Lord, as well ns these good girls,
' will appreciate It."   Then the pretty
[ ushers started out for Ihe money.   Anil
1 Ihey gol It.   Men who hnd always been
I very careful to select pennies for the
[ contribution  box  recklessly lossed  In
i quarters and half dollars that day, .furl
j nol one went away from the church
j without the cheering assurance that
j the smile he got from the girl who took
his money was the sweetest of lliein
i ail.
Cleaning a Mull's Heart.
j Every day we hear of some wonder-
I ful doing by the doctors. So strange
j are the achievements at times thnt people apparently sick unto death will
I take all Borts of chances lu the hopes
the pulp lu squares and press it wllh
their feet, The paper Is very lough,
as the fibres of the wood are nol broken
but beaten soft. All (his work is done
by hand. Poorer qualities of paper are
made in the same way from the scraps
of wood.—Earth and Man.
The Minister',, Salary,
Deacon Skinflint—We've failed again
this year, Mr. Dominie. Can't raise half
your salary.
Good minister—No matter. 1 have
had myself appointed a missionary lo
the heathen, and will soon be lu the
pay of the Board of Missions.
Deacon Skinflint—Air ye goin' to
Africa?
Good minister—No; I shall Stay light
here.—New Vork Weekly.
Wanted an Heirloom,
Clerk—I wouldn't like to cut this
piece of lace just for one yard, madam;
and, besides, Hint Isn't enough to trim
nny thing.
Shopper—Oh, I didn't want It for
ttiininlttg; but It's so nice to have a
piece of lace about the house as an
heirloom, you know.—Puck.
Any girl who raves over a foot-ball
player would prove to be fond of gritty
gooseberry pie.
N the cold of a v. Inter's
night, beneath tlie yellow glare of a city lamp,
a trill man stood with a
little weary child.
A cruel wind blew the
rain    around   them,    li
dashed It into tin. man's
face, so thnl It trickled
down liis chin ninl  fell
on the brown head trying 10 cuddle against his
■oa t.
A feeble cry broke r
■ty now and I hen from
the Utile fellow   a cry of protestation ;
anil    alarm,     "Daddy—Daddy   cruel
Daddy.     Take   me   home -take    me
home!"
A shudder shook tlm man from head
to foot.   A sob rose in liis throat—he
could mil spenk.   His arms went more ;
closely round  the little body leaning
against hlm, ami he began to move on
slowly and Io mix wirh tin' crowd.
"Duddy. duddy, take nn* In.me!"
"Ah. Christ!"
"li was not an oath, bul the pitiful.
nppcallng cry of a broken spirit. Tin'
niiiii iu him was crushed ami tortured;
his heart was bleeding Itself in death.
I,rive for his wil'.- ami child had given
Hi i.s man  n  soul.    Evil   passions  had
but'iil themselves out before the tli f
tliat pure devotion; a mighty tenderness lind sprung up with tbe light la
Ills baby's eyes.
Wonderful   future  schemes  for  the
happiness  of  mother and   child   hail
filled his leisure momeuts nnd  made
lhe music of his life.   II.. had worked
bravely and  cheerfully,  he  had  been
lender and true and patient, and his
love had Inuglit him to pray.
Hr> had been al peace—nnd happy.
Ami now his heart was broken".
Tin' cruel wind blew the rain round
tin in nnrl dashed it coldly into their
faces; bul other drops thai were not
ni 111 fill mi ti urly head of the child.
When a brave man weeps there ar.'
tears of blood thru  will up from his
Iri'rrri ami blind liis eyes: and uo power
mi crii'ih can heal tin' wound below.
Tin' fretful wall nf a little voice, tin.
: frightened   clinch nf   chubby lingers
only   made  the  tigiiny  more   intense.
There is no peace in !'■■ found in anything wheu despair lirsl rushes wiih nil
Its force into a human soul,
"I want toy mother!"
"Bnby—liuven'l l lohl you   you've no
mot her!"
'The noise ami lhe glare are lefl behind at last. There Is a long, silent
street and a narrow bridge, anil dark
walcr creeping beneath. Here there is
quid to think in nl last.
By the edge of the wall is a seat cui
lu iim stone. The ninn sits down in
one corner of it. nnd nfter looking carefully to make sure that the boy sleeps
turns round so that he can watch lhe
i deep wuter below.
"It will he mortal cold," he tells himself, "nnrl awful jusl ai first,   Hut then
ll  will soon In' over, ami better nmi
easier than years of pain.   God would
punish him uf course, bin only hlm. He
i woul.' understand how sorely he had
j been tempted, anil he would not make
j lhe punishment too hard.    He would
let hlm In- with Ids hoy at last.  Hadn't
i Ihey only got each other'/"
Thr' child moved uneasily, and  Ihe
i ninn bent over him caressingly, anx-
■■ ions even ut such a moment Hint nothing might be lhe matter,    Ile peered
, at the closed lids nud pushed some hair
back very tenderly from the high, moisl
forehead.
"God bless hint," lie thinks.    Then.
: "he sent him this sleep, he didn't mean
1 hlm to know,   it will be Just like going
to bed for hlm, but wllh a beautiful
morning ut the end."
In a minute It Bhould in. done.
.......
It wns terribly cold.    Like stabbing
i Ice, nnd being drawn down lino a grent
■ crack. Hut after lhe rush and horror
j of It the stillness camo, and then dark-
i ness. ninl space, uml solitude,
It was lonely lu Oils Valley of Shadow. Hut when it was past*there wns
n new light everywhere.
■ The spirit of this ninn watched and
J waited. He had lost his child in lhe
I valley, hut did not doubt he made one
of ih,. many radian! beings gliding
quickly past him with their heavenly
guides.
At the end of a long lime hi' reached
' Hie shining gales, and through the bars
he   heard   sweet   music   and   caught
glimpses of un eternal paradise,
|    Such  rejoicing he hnd dreamed of
< sometimes   when   on   eurlh,   but   It
brought hlm no pence or comfort now.
! He slood motionless, waiting and fearing he knew not what, when his eyes
lighted on a child angel standing near
the gale, and in Hint pure and lovely
countenance he recognized his son.
Hut the Joy that leaped Into his face
faderl as suddenly as It cumc. There
was a great ami terrible reproach In
tho eyes Hint met his own—the sadness
there could have made hlm weep.
"Where Is my mother?"
"I know not—how could I know? I
left her long ngo upon the earth."
"She has passed the Valley of the
Shadow since.   Where Is she now?"
"Alas, I cannot tell. We parted long
ago."
"Hut to thee wast given her soul to
bring to the throne of God. What hast
thon to say?"'
"1 hnve nothing to say."
•The love of all tin. world dwellpth
beyond these gales. Hast thou love lo
plead iliy cause?"
"I left the earth because the earth
was full of sorrow. .My trouble wus
greater than I could bear."
"Vou fled from pnlu—but Grid did i-ot
call thee here. God hurl appointed thee
a precious task. To those ulone who
puss through the furnace of living pniu
cun lhe crown of peace be given. Would
I might help thee, but none can save
thee uow. As thou forsook ihy trust, so
bus Ihy God forsaken thee."
'Then he knew his worst forebodings
were fulfilled. He stretched out his
arms and would have cried for mercy,
but heaven grew dim and fur away,
and with it the sad face of tlie speaker
vanished forever from his sight. Then
a cold, bitter blast rushed down upon
hlm and he was cast shuddering upon
his face.
*♦***•*
"Daddy, daddy, wake!"
With a start the sleeper opened his
eyes ami looked up. On the sen! where
he had been lying liis Utile boy bad
climbed ami wus now lugging with all
his small might at his father's cont uud
peering down horror-stricken into bis
lar,'.
"(i. daddy, daddy! I've finished all
my prayers- but you wouldn't wake—I
couldn't make you wake!"
"Never mind, my little darling—never
mind It now.   We're going home—we're
going Iioine—we're to go back home -
after all.   O, Sammy, Sammy!"
*******
Still later, but ou the same night, a
mail footsore and weary, sal by a window, watching.
In lhe Banie room, on a chair, and
rolled round wiih a blanket, was a llt-
tle boy sleeping heavily. Close to tho
lite was an empty porridge bowl, nud
over ilm bnck of u chair some clothes
had beeu spread out in dry.
Tlie night crept on and lhe gray dawn
eame, but the watcher had uo( moved,
and Hie blind wns not. drawn down.
Hul what he was walling for* ciuue at
last.
A shadow crossed the window, a low
but certain cry of pain disturbed the
silence of tlm street outside.
Then the man rase, an.l. moving
slowly to the door, opened il very wide,
Al his feet on the step a woman crouched and moaned, When he spoke she
lifted up u hard, despairing race.
"Nell.'*'
'"I'lir   going—I'm  going a I   once.     I
never mean! lo come, but something—
tlm child—"
I    "Has he left you?"
|    "Yes.   I'm glnd of ii. though."
"What are you going to do?"
"'To live, you menu?    n.  ihere nre
ways—It don't matter—I'm past fretting   for,   you   know."    Then,  "Hob!
you've been good to nn' always—you'll
he    good    lo   the   child,   now   Hint -
uow "
"It's cold out here—you're shivering,
too. loss—there's a fire Inside."
Hut the woman staid mi her knees,
clinging weakly to tin' bands put nut to
help her up.
"Itob—Hob! Von don'l mean It—
you're dreaming Rob! Wiry. I've broke
yer heart—1 know I've broken it. I
can't never come back here. I wlsii I
was dead!"
Bul the ninn was strong and Im had
raised her In his arms.
"Nell—It'll be hard—mighty hard,
for both of us—but we'll try. God helping us! An' Nell—there's a little chap
inside waiting to bi' put I" bed. He's
rolled In a blanket-wc couldn't lind
his shirt.   *   *   *"
on the floor of Ihe c.tinge a man
and woman knell together, gazing
yearningly into each other's sorrowful
eyes—nnd round each neck wns a loving little arm. and a sleepy baby voice
wns the only sound they heard.—Chicago Tribune.
Ilnliikblu of Ycnyiriilllchcilhua.
Tlie Pekin Gazette nf .lime 7 hist contains a memorial from ihe Chinese general in coniiiirinil ai Kllldjn, asking the
emperor to sanction nn avatar, A cor.
lain ruler—named Kuug-iuu-pa-t'u-kun.
Hie emperor in Hie 'tlOs, when tire Mohammedan rebels hnd overrun al] the
country round. He hns died; and the
mii-pn-jii-p'ii-cliun held Tarbagatal for
Mongol tribes among whom he dwelt
are anxious to have 1dm once more
umong ilmm. ai their request, accordingly, Hie memorialist "begs that a
special edict mny be Issued granting
permission to tlie heroic soul liiiuikhlu
io become nn avatar—In other words,
thut his spirit be permitted by special
grace of the throne to become re-embodied, to serve again the sacred dynasty for the preservation of which he
fought so valiantly." Tire emperor assents, nnd appoints hlm. beforehand,
lliitukhiu of the Monastery of Yenyln-
chiihi'iilma.—London Saturday Review.
Tlie Riohrst Town.
The richest town In the Fulled States
Is Hrookllne, near Boston. Ils population Is 17,000. and valuation $00,000,000,
yet It Is governed through the typical
New England town meeting, It has a
public library containing 46,000 volumes, a $300,000 high school, n $10,00(1
free bathing establishment, and spends
$100,000 n yenr on Ils parks mid well*
Bunded streets. Boston would gladly
annex It, but Brookllne prefers to go
on as It Is.
Antithetical Advice.
Somebody gives the following antithetical advice: "Drink less, breathe
more; eat less, chew more; ride less,
walk more; clothe less, bathe more;
worry less, work more; wasteless, give
more; write less, read more; prenek less,
practice more."
No woman pasrt 10 years of age can
look cunning by glancing out of the
corner of her eyes. THK   MINER.
THE MISER ts m-iutcl ou Stitunluys, and wilt
b« mailed to any address!.! Canada or tbo
United States for one year ou receipt 0? J>J
dollars,  .ttngle copies $jfl panto.
OOKTR-WSTADTBRTIBEMBXTS Inserted al tlio
''"iat-BoiC per column Inch per month.
JRANBIKNT ADVERTISEMENTS Insertet] al
tho rate ol lBcentsper i [nparell line Hrat
insert' a LdV^rtiscine'nti runnlnir for a
pivdtifer period"tlitn three mouths areolaased
transient.
CORRESPONDENCE from every part pf the
Vale District and cotiintiitiii'iiti..lis upon live
topic* always acceptable. Send In your
liewi While It' I« fi ■■ . an**) wc "m *° the
nut.
JOB I'KiNTiNii tuEQecloat In fl rat-class style
-1    at if.*shortest notice.
Address P. H. MCCARTER .t SON.
GKi.N0 KullKS, B. (J.
Heinze's Columbia and Western line to section is that a Baysr and four alder-
the smelter at Trail. The bonding of j 3W«> <•« necessary to constitute a legal
freight is a very simple a,*;*I inexpensive
SATURDAY, JANl'ARV  15. 1808,
Carson Lodge I. V- 0. F. No. 37-
mei:ts kvkhv SATURDAY
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Church Notice.
PBKSBYTEItlAN  cfililtOH—Services ever;
Sal.t'nrri In tilt: oliurch at it 11. 111. ami 7:"0
p* n*.. In tj'.j ariiool roinii nt liriiml forks.    Hub*
bnih school Wrrio a. m.
A1 Carton weekly 8 p. ni
iir  the BChOCl   rnorrl.
KETTLE R1VEK VALLEY RAILWAY
Within the past week eyornts of im-
portrnce in the railway situation as it
e,f.,-is tpis seciic.,1 have taken place.
'A short time ago when the notice of
appli .iti^n ior the fettle Kiver Valley
KailwJay appeared, an expression of appreciation wrs jji.cn by t'ro peqnle of
this section, which'is to be directly affected by tbe constiuction of the road,
' Nyvy, however, that the time is near at
hand when the applic .tion for the charter will be laid beforeParliament. It is
but ri^bt ib..t thc most emphatic, commendation of the scheme should be
forthcoming iron; the Boundfuv -.out.try,
w;iere thc fullest tft'ycts ofthe br'ild-
injj^f this line of railway will be felt more
directly than any where ehe within the
province."^.This opinion lms taken torm
qnd 1 respectful, yet emphatic petition
has b"ecn* prepared for presentation to
Parliament, which set3 lorth clenly the
icaycni v.'by, |i. tl*.., inte.ei.ts noi only of
this^particular section, but of the whole
country this charter should be granted.
A^ihis particular tinre it will be r,n
advantage'to loo^; at thc tine position,
especially as to what the ultimate advantage ol competitive railway accomo
dation means to th's jection of ihecoun
try, and in  illustrating tliis, we cannot I bin is asking no  bonus, and  will
transc-tior,. a«d use of that privilege
will enable thc mine owners of this district to avail themselves of competition
in both freight rate*: inu si..elter
charges for v.e assuii'.e'Mr. Heinre wiil
also build his railway in here, as he
holds a bongs Ior it Irom the Provincial
government.
It will therclore be apparent that tbe
II. K. V, road will act as a feeder to the
provincial customs smylters in southern
B. C. while at the same time giving the
producing mines of this section an opportunity of shipping to foreign smelters, if they find it to be to their advantage to dc so,
K must not be !oit sight of, however,
and wc feel convinced Mr. Coibin understands it perfectly, that it is the opinion of ^the best authorities throughout
this section, and experts who have
visited it from the outside as .well, tbat
thc great bulk of Boundary Creek ores
will bc treated locally. This opinion
now almost universally concurred in by
a'l having an intimate knowledge of
this district, is founded on thc exceptional sclf-Iiax:ng Qualities of thc ores
here, and the pocubar conformation of
the country, which makes their transportation to suitable central points,
where roduction works wiil be established, a compatitivcly easy matter. In
view therefore of the certainty of local
treatment, assutci for the above reasons, tbe necessity for the most complete communication with all points,
American as well as Canadian is most
ptossing, and no effort should be spared
to impress this fact on the dominion
government, who are now asked to
grant a charter to the K, R. V. .cad.
It will therefore be apparent that the
chief traffic over the K. R. V, line, will
be in transporting goods and appliances
into this country instead o, carrying the
ores out of it for treatment, at smelters
located in other sections of B. C. or in
the United State;,
In considering this proposition the
fact should not be overlooked, that it
was the competition of the Corbin railways, and the means they furnished ol
reaching American smelters that Canadians Lav*e tc thr.nk fqr the tremcn*
dious development in West Uootenay,
which has already induced the investment ol millions of outside capital, and
has made the name of British Columbia
known in every cirnc of the civilized
world. It is net reasonable to suppose
that the influence that brought such remarkable results ott of the mountain
wiiqernesses of West Kootenay will be
denied a chance to operate (or the benefit of thin section, especially as rMr. Cor-
build
board, or a mayor and three aldermen
is a question lhat is open for diseossion*.
The object cf the Miner in calling
the attention of the public to these facts
is purely for the purpose of avoiding
thc possibility of there being any chance
of a question of illegality as to the proceedings of the council in the future.
Mr. R. Hewitt and his friends have
claimed .'u-ing the campaign, the
present council was illegally elected and
tiat everything done Dy them could
be set aside. Jf these things exist, v.e
fail to see how the city can possibly be
any better off in lhat respect than it
is at present, unless the necessary
available steps to legalize all past and
present irregularities in connection with
civic business is taken advantage of.
In order to avoid complications in the
future the Miner would suggest that
steps at once be taken to lay tbe facts in
the premises before the proper authorities, and thereby obtain tbe relief necessary to legalise the work of the old council, making at the same time provisions
for a new election, wbich will enable a
full board to be chosen, who can legally
hold thoir seats, thus extricating' the
city from its present predicament, and
insuring it a council capable of dealing
with ils affairs, who are possessed of a
complete and unquestionable standing.
There seems to be a disposition on the
part of both sides who have taken part
in 'his election to let matters go on
smoothly, but it is evidently a mistake
to do so, tor the simple reason that an
illegal proceeding is notless serious, because both parties to it carry it on
equally, besides, the longer it is carried
on the more complicated and extreme
thc dangor becomes, and the municipality cannot afford to take chances of
the kind, where ieiief is possible, and if
applied for as it should be, will cost but
little.
do'oeitei than glance over (he history j his own rbn'd out of fail own pocket,
of the Corbin roads already bullf into Under such, circumstances we have no
a.rl operating in Iir pish Columbia, doubt he willbe granted, as he certainly
When thc Nelson' & Foit Sheppard deserves and the country's needs de-
road was built, the country through 1 manud he should be, the charter to con-'
which it runs was a w'lc|ctnc*.5 urii* Nel-  struct   the   Kettle   Kiver  Yalley  F.ail-
son a smalt isolated^town, appearing to
a stranger, to be almost on t'.c verge of
entire disappearance.
The Slocan country to the north was
without direct communication with '.he
outside world, ahd not another company
or railroad man oiitsidc of Mr. Corbin
would a'.tempt to give it relief, or risk a
dollar in building a railway into a country which up to that time was practically
undyveloped.3 To-day the country along
the entire ;line from Waneta to Nelson
is rapidly developing, many mines bein*;
in opera*.i*.n, ano shipping regularly, to
either the Nelson smelter, or out to the
American reduction works, just as the
mine owners find will suit their best interests, while ores frcm Sandc.n are delivered over the Corbin system at Den-
ver^for a smaller charge per ton thnn
th*itentral Pacific rates (rom the Wdo'd
RiVer Country in Southern Idaho, although the haul from tne latter place is
one thousand mile: -hotter than from
Sandon. This illustrates the immense
advantage that competing railway lines
give to a new mineral producing section,
Which is without the means of local treatment for the product of its mines.
r'or is the Salmon River, Nelson and
Slocan division the only sections that
are deriving a direct anu substancial
benefit from the operation of Mr. Corbin's
rdilways. Since the completion of his
brUnch, the Red Mountain Railway, into Rossland, tbat city, and the mines
surrounding it, have had the benefit of
competition in freight andj passenger
rates, and to-day is accorded as low
ffdight rates as any city in this part of
Wester nAmerica, the whole of which, as
well as much of the tremendious development of the mineral resources of
that camp, is largely due to the reasonable jtranjpcrtc.ior. {charge*!, ar.d quick
connection wifh tile outside world given
it by Mr. Corbin's system of railways.
We are not under valuing the Columbia & Western, anl C. P. R. service,
but we are simply trying to place the
situation exactly as it exists belore the
readers of this paper. It seems certain
that the Corbin railways have mad: the
wyndeiful development of West Koot
e Vrly'pcfciblc, and what the NeLo r and
Fort Sheppard, and Red Mountain roads
have done for West Kootenay, the Kettle River Valley road will accomplish
for South Eastern Yale.
It may seem that the K. R. V. road,
which is to be a branch of the American
railway system, must be detrimental to
the best interest? of this country, as a
whole, as it will simply act as a feeder
to its big American connections, but a
glance at the exact condition of affairs
shows how utterly absurd this contention is. It is a well known fact that the
Smelter Nelson is fitted Up specially for
the treatment of copper-gold ores, which
this section produces in such abundance,
and a glance at the map shows distinctly that the Corbin railways traverse
the only natural route between West
1$ lotenay and South Vale, and
tiat the distance from Qraid
torks to the smelter'at Nelson at the
foot of Koateoay lake, is very little if
arty greater than U wil!  he  over  Mr.
way.
Beforo closing this article wc wish to
point out the fact that today, were it
possible to dispose ol the ore, there are
a number of mines sufficiently developed ir, ihw boundary country to produce a very large tonnago, which has
been estimated by different authorities
at different times from a daily output of
50a, to 3,000 tons. There is no reasonable doubt but what tbc latter is perhaps a high estimate, still tbe lower figure will be exceeded to a very great
degree, and it is absolutely ceitain that
within a very short time of the assurance ol railway communication the output of the Boundary Creek mines will
largely exceed the apparently high estimate ol 3,000 tons per day.
It is not reasonable that such a district, developed as it is at present, and
capable of such tremendious expansion,
should be longer handicapped, in fact,
strangled by denying it every possible
facility likely to' assist its legitimate
progress.
THE MUNICIPAL MUDDLE.
The second municipal election of tbe
City of Grand Forks was held last Tuesday according to the advertised program, and passes into the annals of
civic history as being one ot the most
complote farces ever enacted in any
community. The only subject roilly accomplished was, that it shows tbe public sentiment of the community, and demonstrates the fact beyond a doubt,
that il is impossible uh'qcr the provisions of the existing Municipal Acts to
obtain in this city, sufficient eligible
material from whicli to elect a mayor
and board of Aldermen. This condition of affairs is certainly to be regretted, but is principally due to the town
being but rocentiy incorporated, causing a lack of residents who have had
their property registered for a sufficient
time to enable them to qualify under
the general act. Had this election not
taken place for a few months, matters
would be different in this respect no
doubt, That outside of the tour elected
there are only three others residine in
the city who are legally qualified' to' fill
the office of alderman, is certainly a
novel state of affairs.
Owing to numerous alledged irrege
larities in connection with the conduct
of this election, it seems certain that the
whole affair i- illegal, and there can be
no good reason given, why the necessary proceedings to legalize the present
and past acls of the city ccuncil, ehould
not be taken immediately.
Besides these facts, according to section 7 of the letters patent incorporating the City of U-and Forks, there is
some doubt as to whether or not a
mayor and three aldermen will constitute a legal board. The section referred
to reads as follows:
The Mayor and Aldermen elected at
such first election shall hold office until
his successor, or a majority pf their successors, have been sworn in, unless he
or they shall die cr resign or become
disqualified.
Elected Oflicers.
At the annual meeting 01 the Combin"
aiion Milling and'Milling company held
m Spokane, Washington, December 27,
i'8y7 and elected the following officers:
Cyrus Haply, president; J. D. Hinkle,
vice-president; F. J. Wnaley. secretary;
John F. Young, trea-urer;C E Bartholc-
mew, and W. E. Pearse, of Spokane;
and Wm, Monteitb, Victoria, directors.
This company's Combination mineral
claim extended near the junction of
Eholt and JJoundary creeks, and it was
voted to resume work on the property
at once.
The board of trade organised last
Wednesday afternoon is capable of exerting a great influence in the interest
of the district if properly managed.
As important legislation affecting the
interests of this section will be introduced in both the Provincial and I>ominion
house during the sessions, it is important
that on such matters there should be a
full and unanimous expression of opinion from our citizens, and there is no
more effective way to obtain it than
through the channels of aboard ol trade.
In order that the work of this organization should be as effective as possible it
should receive thc encouragement of
every cituen of thi3 section.
SOLICITOR Cayley must.feel gratified to learn that his opinion relative to
the collecting of taxes by the city for the
last half of 1807, was sustaine,! loy the
best legal advice obtainable in the province.
Califoknians are agitating the celebrating ol the jubilee of the discovery
of gold in that state. The date was
January 2^, 1848.
Mayok Scott, of Rossland, like R.
Heweit, when it came to the test, "turned his friends down," hy withdrawing
from the ra.ee.
THE COLUMBIA & WESTERN.
Col. Topping, of Trail, Looking After
Mr. Heinze's  Interests.
Col, Topping, one of the owners of the
town-site of Trail, B. C, was an ariival
in the city last Saturday evening. Mr.
Topping just dropped in to feel tho
public pulse to ascertain how it beats
relative to passing resolutions asking
the government to give to the Columbia
& Western Railway the Dominion subsidy of f.8,000. per mile. 'That the people are ih earnest regarding the building
of a railroad into this section he was
fully convinced, but at the same time he
was informed that they would not encourage nny company who was not willing to satisfy them, that in tbe event of
their obtaining the assistance asked for
from the government, who was not willing to give ample assurance that they
would commence actual construction
within a specified time. Not being authorized to speak for Mr. Heinze in this
respect Mr. Topping concluded after
interviewing the citizens of (irand Forks,
Carson, Greenwood, and vicinity, tbat
without he was authorized to speak for
Mr. Heinze in this respect It would be
useless for him to undertake to call
meetings throughout the district in the
interest of the Columbia &. Western'.
Mr. Topping left on Tuesday morning's stage for home for the purpose of
obtaining thc proper authority to speak
for Mr. Heinze regarding these points
and expects 10 return and hold a series
of public meetings in every town
throughout tbe din'.ict.
School Election.
The task of selecting a school trustee
from among the cit'.ens of Qrand Forks
will take place next Thursday, the aoih
inst.
In miking this selection, a cool, level
headed citizen should be chosen, and he
must be of good character. Dr. Stanley Smith, whose name lias been mentioned for this office, has declined standing for election, and the many friends qf
I. A, Densmorc aVe of the opiniorithat
be would be a most suitable 'person for
that position. Mr. Densmorc is one of
the old residents'of 6rand Forks, has a
good level head and bears a good moral
character wbich is an essential quality in
selecting candidates for school trustees.
§riiith vs Spraggett.
Jas, E. Boss and W. T. Smith, of Spokane, passed through town Wednesday
on their way to Midway to be present at
the silting of tbe counly court which
was held there yesterday, Mr. Smith be
ing plaintiff in a suit against Mr. E.
Spragget of this city, for the recovery ol
the Golden Rod, a claim re-located by
Mr. Spraggott, on account of Mr. Smith
failing to record the assessment work in
the proper time prescribed bv law.
Parties returning from'Midway last
evening bring the information that Mr.
Spraggett wa? awarded the claim, he
having proved that the ground was
open for location.
The Election at Nelson B,  C.
Last Monday the following city officers were chosen by acclamation: John
Houston, mayor, and F. J. Teetzel, J. A*
Malone, C. II. Hillyer; councilmen for
the east ward, For councilmrn in the
west ward the following' nominations
were made: F. Fletcher, E P. Wallace,
Thomas Madden, J. A Gilker, E. C. Ar-
MINERAL   ACT    1896.
Cl'*l'.TI!*lr.*ATE QF IMPROVEMENTS.
NOTICE.
fountain Hose Mineral Claim, situate lir tire
Qrand Forks Mining Dlvisiou of Yule DlB-
t'lk't    Whore locriteil:— Summit Camp on
Bant i.i the Emiiur-MiiirTrtl claim.
TA K K NOTICE that I W. T. Smith, free miner's
I  certificate No. misi*. Intend, sixty days from
tlie ilme hereof, to apply tn   the* Mining Recorder fni-a cert Pirate of Improvements, fnr the
purposo of obtaining n Crown Grantot the above
Claim,   Anil further Ink. notice thru action, under section 87, must be commeiioed belore the
Issuance "i mich eertlltoato of Improvements.
Dated r|ii*. 4th ilayot October, ls'J..
•-<><>c^4r><>r^<^*r>4r>*>-rf»c^,B
?   The Bar pf fhe
Whether or not the intention of the  tliur, and A. H. Clements.
MINERAL ACT i3g6.
CERTIFICATE OK IMPROVEMENTS
NOTICE.
Number Four mineral uhtiin situate in  tlie
Oram! Forks miningDtvlsoil of Yale district.
Whirr.* lnfetiteil*—In Central oamp.
r„ KE NOTICE IJohn^. Coryell as agent for
I "Uunry   White free miner's'i!Crtitir.,i*e No.
r.W.1 and M. W.PalraerstOll free miner'seertltl-
oate No. 01A, Intend, Sixty days from tire dure
hereof,   to   apply   t"  the    Mining   Recorder for irerti n.-ate of Improvements, lor the pur-
pose of obtaining a Crown Brant of lhe above
claim.
\ii.l Iurther lake nolice that ncllou. under
section riV, must he oommeneod hefOre tlie' issuance'of such eertiflcate ol improvements.
John A. Coryeij..
Hated this lltlr dav of September. 18(16.    *
II-, S.] THOS. R. MOINNIS.
CANADA.
PROVINCE OF BBITI8H COLUMBIA,
VICTORIA, by the Qrare of Go.1, of tho United
Kingdom ol Qriut Britain anil Ireland.
lie'KEN, Defender ol lhe Faith, 4c,, 4cr, 4-c,
To Our faitlifirl the Uemben elected to sitvc la
the Li'ipB.titiYe AsscMiib'.v of 1 lur Province r.f
British Columbia at Our I'lty ol Victoria—
Gbketino.
A PROCLAMATION.
A.G. Smith, I \I/i|EIlEAK Wc arc
Pcpuly Att'y-OonerHl,| VV desirous and re-
sqiVari, as soon as may be, to meet Our peopleof
Our Province of British Columbia, and tn have
their advice In Our Legislature:
NOW KNOW YE, that for divers carrses and
considerations, and taking into cninddertitlon
thc ease and 'convenience of Orrr lovinir subjects, We lisve tholMmt ill, by Hnd with* the
advice ..f Oar Executive Council of thu'Hrov-
Ifioe of British t'oiulubia.to hereby coirvnko.and
by these presents enjoin ynu, and each ol you,
that on T'lnlraday, the Tenth day of llie month
I bifPebruary, one thousand eight hundred and
ninety-eight, you meet Us in Our said Legislature or Parliament of Our said Province, alOur
Oily of Victoria, FOR TIIE DISPATWI OF
BUSINESS, lo treat, do, act, and conclude upon
those things which In Our Legislature of the
Province of British Columbia, by the Coiinnou
Council rrf Our said Province may, by the favor
bf IVod be ordallied.       ' '•*  .      ■ ■      ■    ■
In Testimony Wiiekkof, We have causer!
Ihcse Our LcttorB to bc made Patent;
and the Great Seal nf the said Province
to bc hereunto aflixcd: WrTNESs, tlio
Honourable Thomas It. McInnis, Llell-
tenaiit-Govenor of Our said Province nf
British Columbia, In Our City of Victoria,
In Our said Province, tills thirtieth day
bf December, In tho vear of OurLurd one
thousand eight hundred and niuofy-
seven, and in the sixty-first ycerof our
Reign.
By Command.
JAMES BAKER,
Provincial Secretary.
d
Are ¥011 Insured? J0"iS: '».u...eXMin*
oftleo and hftVO write yov a i-olioy	
NOTICE.
Vernon. Osovnos. Kettle River ami Grand Forks
Mining'Divisions nl Vale District*
NOTICE   IS  HEREBY   given that all placer
claims legally held in lire Vernon. Osoyoos,
kittle River and Orand Forks Mining Divisions
.if Yale District, B. C -e hiirl over  from the
l.'ilh.lavof November, 1«I7, to lire 1st day of
iriuc, 1808, 0. A.R Lamiilv,
Gold Commissioner.
Osoyoos, B.C., Nov. laili WJ7. 	
MINERAL ACT, 1896.
CESTIFICATE OF IMItOVEMENTS.
NOTICE,
B. C. Mineral Claim'(Lot  882) situated In the
Grand Porks Mining Divison of Vale District,
Where located:— Summit Crimp near the Ontario Mlnerat'clliirA.
TAKE NOTICE ttWt I. Isaac H. llallelt.asrrgcnt
1   for Albert Keoiigh, Free Miner's' certilicate
No. 80788, Intend, sixty davs from the date hereof, lo npplv to the Mining Recorder for n cerliliente of improvements, for tire purpose uf obtaining n Crown Grant of the above claim.
And further hike nollee Unit action, under section 87, must be commenced before the issu
ancc of sueh certilicate of Improvements.
[. H, Haii.et.
Dated this flh day of November, lsf.7.   **	
A
l. Mcdonald,
Contractor and Builder,
GRAND   FORKS,   B.   C.
Plan,ond specifications drawn, estlnntesfur-
-.ilslicrlr-mon-kiildviif bnlldiiig. Work;strictly
Ufsl-ehuis.    '       ■    1      •   '••;■
Go to
Eureka
Via McElroy s
Stage Line*
Daily stage betwen Grand
Forks. Leaves Grand Forks,
7:30 a. m., reaching Eureka
same da;, Return ing, an ive
in Grand Forks at 4 p. m,
The Providence F-J-" Company
Providence, R. I.,
Wants all kinds of
Raw Furs, Skins,Ginseng,
Seneca, Ac.   Prices quoted for next sixty days
rrrc as follows;
Silver Fox (us no to uso 00
near...'    5 00 to    25 00
Otter    4 00 lo     0 00
Martin    2 00 to     0 00
Beaver (per pound) '.'   8 00 to    900
Wolf    i 00 lo     3 80
Red Fox    1 00 to      2 00
Mink       75 to     100
Skunk       2.1 to      100
Gray Fox       40 (o 75
ltnt...i*. ■..       20 to 25
*' Price List on all other furs and skins furnished upon application. Full "prices guaranteed,
Careful si'lectlon, courteous treatment and Immediate remittance on all consignments.
Northern PaGific
Railway*
Yellowstone Park Line
The Fast Line,
Superior Service,
Through Tickots to nil points in thc United
Stutcs and cnhiidn-
Dircet Connections with the Spokcm*- Falls &
Northern Railway.
TKAINS   DEPART:
No.lWeHt  ;...:..:„;•.....;:....8:2$p. m.
No. 2. Kast i  7r00a. m.
Tickets to Japan and China vhi. Tacoma and
North-jr'ri Pacific StfRinBlii^> Company.
For Information, time cards, mnps and tickets
apply toagcntii of the Spokane Fulls & Northern
nnd its connections, or
■     .   :* - - F. P. GIBBO,
General Agent Spokane, Wr.sh.
A. D. CHARLTON, A. G. P. A.,
No. 2.V) Morrison St., Portland, Or.
Write for new uvip ol Kootenay court*ry.
notice:
NOTICE I.S HEREBY CIVEXfHAT AN Application wilt he made'tq ftu Parliment of
.. Catmda at the next session thereof, for an
act to*[ncorporatc a Company to construct and
maintain a railway from a point on the International Boundary Une at or near Caseadet'ity,
Britij-h Columbia, ihence in a westerly direction following the valley of the Kettlo river to
a point on thc said Boundary Line, at or near
Curson, alsii-from another point on the satd
Boundary1 J-,lne at or near Midway, thence northerly, following the valley of Honndary ereek
to a point about twenty (20) miles north of Midway, wilh powar to construct, aud maintain
hrauch IIucb and at the t-ald Bouudary Ling to
connect with and to operate the whole int'ou-
iuuctiou with the Railway Lino of the Spokane
Falls aud Northern Railway Company, with
power to thc'com-pnny to -construct, operate and
maintain telegraph aud telephone lines, as well
for commercial purposes as the business of tiie
railway, and for all other necessary aud usual
powers. "
Dated the 4th dav of December, A. D., 1S97.
BonwKi.1., Irving a DOFF,
Solicitors for the Applicants.
PROVINCIAL SECRETARY OFFICE.
Ills Honour, the Lieutenant   Governor, has
been pleased to  make  the following appointment:—
22ud December, }S97.
KnEnEiuc Woi.i.ahtox. of the oity of Grand
Forks, Esquire, to be a memltvr of the Board of
Licensing Commissioners for tho said city, vice
James A. Aikman* Esquire. Barriater-at-Law,
resigned.
County Couit Notice.
The sitting of tho County Court of Yale will
be holden at
Fairview, Wednesday, the 4%h day oK
May,   JS98'.
nt the hour of 11 jii'tli'e forenoon.
By Conimman'd   '     * *0-i*A. R. La
Government olliee. Osovoos,,
>• -IJo'v. 20th. 18117.
 NUI.Y
D. R, C. C.
MINERAL ACT 18
CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS.
NOTICE.
Ontario mineral elaim, situate In thc G.and
Forks Mining Division of Yu|e District.
Where located:   Summit camp.
TAKE NOTICE that I William Shaw, Free
Miner's Certificate No. S'j.&fi-- intend, sixty
days form the date hereof- to apply to the Mining Recorder for a Certitieate of Improvement*,
for the purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant of
the above claim.
Aud further take notice that action, under
suotton 37, must be commenced hpforc the issuance of such Certilicate of Improvements.
Dated thiB XUh day of December, 1K97.
w,
E. STACHE,
Bath  Rooms,
AND TONSORlAt. PARLORS.
KIVERSIDE,
(IRAND FORKS
H. A. SHEADS,
-asMyer-
GRAND FORKS, B. C.
SAMPLESCIVEN PROMPT ANDCAREFULTTENTION
JUBILEE    -   HOSPITAL
GRAND   FORKS,   B.   C,
E. B. STAHLET SMITH, M. D.
Rpsidnnt Rbynician &■ Surgeon.
■PORBES M. KERBY,
Provincial Land Surveyor.
And Civil Engineer.
Oitick, Midway, n. c.
Associate Member Canadian
Society  of Civil Engineers.
1J*   S. CAY.LEY,
"BARRISTER AT LAW;
Solicitor, Etc.,
Offlce, Main Street,    -   GRAtfD FOR^S, B. B.
WOLLASTON,
F.
Provincial Land Surveyor.
Civil Engineer, Etc. "
QRAND FORKS, B. O.
flRAND FORKS HOTEL
Barber Shop.
Centrally Looated.   All Work Gattrauteod to be
First-Class in every Respect.
PETER A. Z. PARE,
PROPRIETOR.
J. W. JONES,
Manufacturer; oJ
Spring   Beds,   Mattresses,
:      LOUNGES,   ETC.
DEALER IN HOUSEHOLD GOODS OF ALL KINDS.
GRAND   FORKS,   B.   C,
(*f-Siw Filing -rri'l all Kin.is o! KepalriiiK.
£■*£    "'" ,;y,    ,i „|   |    ,rT.,,.| ,,.r»
Grand FORKS HOTEL,
Contains all the Famous Liquors of the Present day. The
Cigars are from reliable makes
and give out, when in action,
an aroma that sen's the immediate atmosphere with an
odor that is pleasing to llie olfactories of man.
In the billard room of this
hotel the ivory spheres can be
sent in motion whenever the
Public desires.
r*'     CHAS. VAN NESS, Prop.
Spokane Falls &
Northern,
Nelson & Ft. Sheppard,
Red Mountain Railways.
The Only All-rail Route, without chant;.*
of cars, between Spokane, Rosj-
land and Nelson.
OA1LV  EXCKl'T Sl'NDAV.
Going North.
UilS a'.'m;....
.MARITS	
Going fontli
.... 2:38 p. mi
Close Connections nt Nelson with steamboats
Ior Ksslo and all Knnlenay Lake 1'olnts.
Passengers for Keltic River and  Boundavy
Creek connect at Marcos with stage dally.
-HARDWARE-
STOYES,  TIN   AND! GRANITE WARE
Paints, Oils, Brushes, Sash # Doors^
Anthing You Want in the Hardware Lino apd Can't Find it go to
W. E. G. Manly's Store, Grand Forks, B. C.
HA. HUNTLY,  '       The Only Place in Town
Dealer in * "** " that Handles Fruit.
* Tobacco ind Cigars,
rcsh Supply Kocelvod Dally.
Groceries, Salt Meats and Miners Supplies,
BRIDGE STREET ORAND FORKS, 1}. C,
e^-rrospectors anil fillers will nnd It to thoir Interest to give me a call beforo purch sing
I eon •myo'j'iill'ii-.oncy.   Full Lille of Fishing Tack lo I list lt'oeeivu.1.   1    '"
^TORONTO   HOUSED
BROWN'S CAMP, UP THE NORTH FORK.
Choice Wines Liquors and Cigars,
This hotel is located about 12 miles from Grand Forks up the North Fork.
Good Fishing and Hunting in the vicinity. Meals served at all hours, and
the best of sleeping accommodations. H-P. TORONTO, Proprietor.
e^Grand Forks Hotels
Is the Oldest and Leading Hotel in the city,
and Headquarters for Mining and' Commercial Men. The, house has just heen refitted
and the rooms are unsurpassed for comfort in
the city, while in the Dining room oah bo
found the best food in the market.
All Stages Stop at the House* <£ <&,
Joseph L. Wiseman, Proprietor:
^THE MIDWAY HOTELS
MIDWAY. SETTLE RIVER.
First-Class Accommodations, Good Stabling, Termius <i\)
Stage Line From Marcus, Washington.
McAyky& Keightley,
-    Proprietors
COSMOS  HOTEL
•nto-Graejci FpRKS, B.   C>/v
Everything New and Best Furnished
Houae, and is in everyway prepared to
welcome Guests and provide Good Accommodation '' ■"    " •*     *
0 Headquarters for Mining Men.   Bei
of Wines. Liquors and pigars.   Special
attentio.. paid to TraVisci'ent'trade.
EZRA INBODY,
-www" H ~^!*mf*0*0~H**0*0**0*0*\0*0*
Proprietor.
Boundary Greek Mining E
SANSOM; & HOLBRQQjC,
*£ Financial and Mining Brokers <&,
OFFIC? AT GREENWppfli CITY, B. C.
Groups of claims Bought for Stock Companies, Etc., Etc.
KETTLE   RIVER.
Stage afeSSli L*ne>
Q. W. WILLIAHS, Manager.
Daily from Marcus to Grand Forks
Greenwood City, Anaconda, Boundary Falls, Midway
and All Points on Colville Indian Resevation.
Stage Lerv's Marcus on the Arrival o^ ihje tforthbound l^ain, arriving a^lrand
... .... .. ...... ..  ...    r ..... ,- .., _ .. _   „..:..i__ at Marcus In time to,
Forka at 8:45 P,< ta. Leave.; tire Forki at 4:00 a. m., arrivme at Marcus
connect with i;brthbound Train. FablenVers from Koateuay Points 'ijii
tion at Bossliiirg going; nnd (*am*ne. ™   fl   ',   '    '*       " • '     •   "
[       -.r *-sT,  vOo T        ,,£, 1, .li lit.1
Vft-Wllti The Citizens of Grand Forks
Meet and Organize
t\    BOARD    OF    TRADF
It Starts off With a  Large and En-
tliu istic Membership.—Everybody Should Join.
A meeting was held in tbe office of tbe
city cleik last Wednesday afternoon, for
the purpose of organizing a board of
trade. Notwithstanding the'notice for
hemeeting was short there was a large
attendance. Mayor Man]v was voted to
the chair and F. H. McCarter appealed secretary.
The secretary read tbe proceedings of
an informal meeting that bad been held
the previous evening, at which preliminary steps looking toward the organizing
of a board of trade had been taken; at
which meeting a committee consisting
of John A. Manly, Cbas. yan Ness,
'tames Addison, Robert Hewitt, All
JTraunwiser, H. A. Henderson, H. A.
Huntley, E: Spraggett, Jeff Davis, W
K. C. Manly anty F. 11. McCarter had
been appointed to devise ways and
rneans tor the organization of a board of
trade.
His worship Mayor Manly, K. Armstrong and others briefly- pointed out the
advantages of an organization ot this
character and advocated Immediate action in this matter. '
' It was moved by James Addison, seconded by W. K. C. Manly, that k board
of trade be formed and that it be known
as tbe Board of Trade of Grand Forks',
Officers were then elected' as follows!
John A. Manly, president; R. Hewitt,
first vice-president; P.J. Davis, second
vice-president; Jj". W. McCarter, secre*-
tary; Fred Wollaston, treasurer.
An executive committee consisting of
fifteen members with James Addison,
Was then elected as follows: Chas Cumings, E. Spraggett, AI. Tratinwiser,
Richard Therin, H. A. Huntlv, W. K.
C. Manly, Chas. Van Ness, H. Goodeve,
W. B. Davey, R. B. Stanly Smith, H. A.
Sheads, Loyd A. Manly, Robert Harvey,
H. A. Henderson and j. C, Sears.
John A. Manly, R. Hewitt aud F. H.
McCarter were appointed a committee
to prepare a memorial to ihe Dominion
government setting forth the resources
of and isolated condition of the district,
and asking them to grant 'a charter to
Mr. Corbin. w    ' L " '
" The executive cpii)i?iime were instructed to draw up a constitution and
by-laws to govern tne ajsociation and
also, to urge upon e'yery citizen to become a member of the association. The
meeting then adjourned to meet Friday
afternoon at I o'clock.
An adjourned meeting of the board of
trade was held yesterday afternoon.
On behalf of the committee appointed
to prepare a resolution' asking the dominion government to grant the Kettle
Valley railway the charter asked fair,
Mr. Armstrong on behalf of the committee presented tbe following resolution;
• Whereas, that tlie iuturests or the city of
" Unind Korks anil tlte' Kettle River Valley re-
'qulre railroad traiil|rnrtiitIoii to connect with
the transcontinental Hues, anil for the speedy
development of tlie vast iniiieriil resources ot
the district, and this would-be best secured by
lho construction ofthe Kettle Itlvcr' Valley
railway, which company la now applyini; for
a charter Irom tho dominion government. The
construction of tills railway would immediately
open up the followingniiiili>i,'caiiipg; Wellington, Greenwood, Central, Stimuli!, Providence,
Hn.'.vn's, Keen's, Skylark uud Christina lake
district, and make them nil large shippers
while at present it Is ueccessary towngouorc
out to railways from fifty to seventy-five miles
kwny, only the very lilgllestgfadu in'ines are ofble
to do so, sueh as the b.t'„ Uold'llrop, l'athtlii-
der, Seattle, Winnepeg, .dottier i-uile, Lincoln,
La Flour, Oro Dottoro, American Eagle, lligCop-
per, Skylark, Christina, None Such, Gulden
Crown, llhlluond Hitch, Tlie Minnie, tstemwlli-
tier, but besides these there are 111' properties
Hiifticicntly developed In these camps which
have ore of high enough grade to ship at a pro-
lit by all railway transportation, and it ls estimated thut this district can produce .11X0 tons of
ore a day from the properties already' dovelop-'
ed thu moment a railway irives transportation
from the mines, Therefore be il
' Unsolved, Tbat tho Dominion Government be
urged upon to do everything they can to faclll-
latu the grunting of the railway charter fertile
cou.tniclioit of the Kettle Valley railway which
hai been applied for at tliu cuiulug session of
parliament and that a copy of this resolution be
forwarded to Sir Wilfred Laurier, and thc Hon.
Mr. Blar, minister of ruii.vuvs; the Hon, Clilllmi
81 (ton, and the representative of this dlstribt,
*Mr. Hewitt Uostoek, M. f. >      •
On motion of Chas. Cumings seconded by W. K. C, Manly, the-resolution
was unanimously adopted.
' The secretary was instructed to forward a copy of the same to Sir Wilfred
Laurier, Hon. Mr. Blair, Hon', Clifford
Bifton and Hewitt Bostock, M. P.
' Oh motion of Mr. Chas. Cumings tbe
president was instructed to appoint a
a committee of three to draft a petition
for the mine owners to sign, in support
of the Kettle Valley railirav.
The president then Appointed Il^essrs.
McCaiiurti, McCarren and Cumings to
prepare the above named petition and
Secure signatured for the tame.
■ Tbe chair then appointed Mr. Kelly
a committee of oue to arrange for the
transportation a delegation from the
board of trade to Carson, to attend a
meeting to be held in the evfr.ing.
The meeting then aJjourned fn, meet
subject to the call of the president
Council Meelt.
At yesterday's session of the city
council all tbe members were present
with the exception of alderman Hepworth. After the minutes of tbe last
meeting had been read and' adopted,
alderman McCallum introduced the
matter of the city securing a title to the
laud on which the water works,' power
bouse is located. The clerk was th n
instructed to draw up an agreement for
the sale of the land and have it properly
executed by tbe land owners of the
power hour>e site. Mr. Spraggett'*! bill
of tQJ tor luntter was referred to the
finance committee.       .*■ '   "
Alderman W. K. C. Manly the.n moved
the following resolution which was seconded by J. K. Johnson;.
' Tbat tbe city corf licit of Grand Forks
is strongly in favor of the Donfinion
government giving the Kettle River
Valley Railway company the charter
they are applying for'at the ensuing session of Parliament, (ts 'tne construction
of their railway is absolutely necessary
for the development of ttn-rg'reat mineral
resources of this district.	
We therefore strongly uige the Dominion government to grant this charier especially should this be done when
(his company is asking no money or
land grant, hut simply tbe God, given
right to a highway for transportation
purposes.
It was further moved that a copy of
th-se resolutions, •"'be forwarded to Sir
Wilfred Laurier, the«Honorable Cliffdtil
Lifton. tbe HonOrab'e Mr. Blair and
|r.H(ew;«^3.oik^.P.      '•'       ■"
£
New Customs Regulations.
The minister of customs has decided
upon two new regulations of interest to
Canadian business men, Packages
through the post on which (here is duty
to pay will now go direct from tbe
boundary to the customs bouse nearest
to their destination.      '
Exporters will be repuired to make a
return to the railway company of goods
shipped from Canada in order to secure
greater accuracy in the figures furnished
to the authorities.—Trail Creek Times.
Property Changing Hands.
Mr. Fred Scbonquist, of Greenwood,
has sold to Mr. G. R. Naden' all his interests in the Boundary creek district.
The deal includes the Dinero Checo,
one-third interest in the Robert Bennett,
one-third interest In the Laura mineral
claim in Long Lake camp; one half
interest jn the Maiorie, Skylark camp,
and one-quarter interest in the Hard
Cash,'in Wellington camp. The latter
claim adjoins tbe Golden Crown; also
threo lots in Greenwood City. The
price ,..nd 'na: not been caarie public.
 r        ' ' -V
Railway Meeting at Canon.
Friday evening a delegation from tbe
I\oard bf Trade of this pity dioye up to
Carson, where a meeting with the
above object was held, About seventy
persons 'attended. Tbe meeting was
unanimous in its endorsement of the
Kettle Riyer Valley scheme, possessing
strong ' resolutions addressed to the
Federal authorities in support of the
application for a charter for that road.
^cAuley-Hainill.
Mr Thomas McAuley, one of [he genial proprietors of the Boundary Hotel,
Midway, was married to Miss Amelia
Hamill, of Gieenwood, on tbe evening
of January 6th, Rev. Father Rivers, ol
Rossland officiating. The friends ol
the contracting parties in Grand Forks
bin the Miner in extending congratulations.
Magistrates Court.
Qn Wednesday last one W. Whatjtoo,
a prospector, lately from Eureka camp,'
was arrested by city nonstable, O. K
Lambert, tbe charge being that of using
abusive language to Mavor Manly in tbe
Victoria hotel. Wharton was brought
before magistrate J. K Johnston the
same afternoon, when be pled guilty
anil was fined $6 and costs.
Will Keep Cool.
F">m the lai*ge amount of icebeing put
in Gratid Forks this season it is almost
a certainty that everybody will be able
to keep cool at a very moderate expense.
Jy i"'*r y *^v;;i .- 1. ",   .=■.. *• .U  i .,.■_  -
"?***»
Tbis resolution on being put by the
chair was unanimously carried.
The meeting theu adjourned.
D. C. CORBIN'S VIEWS.
Believes That the Public Should Pin Its |
Faith Low Grade Ore
Mr. D* C. Corbin, president of the Spokane Falls & Northern railway, was a
visitor in Nelson, B. C. recently and in
. an interview with a representative of the
Nelson Miner in regard to the building
of his road into the Boundary country
and the future prospscts of British Columbia mining districts said:
"Tbat be intended to apply for a charter for that purpose and would build just
as soon as conditions justified it. At
present there is not sufficient business
to justify the expense but as there are
many ' fine mines in that district tbe
probabilities are tbat a road could do a
good business thoje within the next two
years. The route will not be all Canadian but will extend from Northport
over the easiest grades on both sides of
the line. Mr. Corbin says that be does
not care where he hauls ore. Ilu would
as readily "take ore from the Colville
country and bring it into British Columbia for smelting if there was an equal
amount of money in it for him. If anybody wants to build a smelter along tbe
line of the proposed road or' within a
mile of it, be will haul as cheaply to it
as to Northport.
He thinks tbe idea of an export duty
on ore is absurd and would have a tendency to keep capital out of the country.
It is a matter tbat will eventually right
itself. Kootenay people should throw
nothing ih the yay of the developmen
of low grade mines. They should look
to the building of the Crow's Nest road
so that cheap fuel, etc., will make smelt
ing in British Columbia as cheap as it is
i)n the other side. When this condition
has been established smelters will in the
natural course of events be built in British Columbia. He looks forward to the
day,"and confidently believes that it is
not far distant, when 10,000 men will be
employed underground in that strip of
territory lying between Nelson and the
boundary. When this number is employed be will not cafe to haul ore but
will be vyqll satisfied to haul supplies,
etc. It is a condition that can and will
be accomplished and will be soon real
ized by the people working to tbat end.
For general prosperity, the people of
fiootcna'y should pin their faith to' low
rade properties.
County Court.
At the county court sittings held for
the first time in the new court house on
the nth and 12th inst., the following
cases were disposed of:
{iickenson vs Toronto, judgment for
plaintiff, the defendant not defending.
Cayley for plaintiff.
Kheneff vs Jones, judgment for plaintiff for $125 and costs. Cayley for pain-
tiff; Sutton for defendant.
Mainly vs Hallett, plaintiff non-suited.
Cavley for plaintiff; Black for defendant.
Manly vs Kerr, Carraher third party,
jndgment for plaintjff for gn6 anl costs
and for Carraher as against defendant's
claim for contrition. Cayley for plain-
tiff; Sutton for defendant.
Henderson vs Sand, judgment for
plaintiff.   Cayley for plaintiff.
Manly vs Mitchell, adjourned to next
c rmrt. Cayli y t >t plaintiff; Suttqn for defendant.   ;      '
Re. Cjjive Mining Co., applica j rn was
made by Mr. Larsen. a credit r, for a
winding up order. Cayley for petitioner.
Superintendent Pope Talks.
J W. Jones, school trustee, is in receipt
of a communication from Dr. Pope,
Superintendent of Education, at Victoria
in which t'.iat official says that a school
trustee's seat cannot be declared vacant
unless he has been away from the school
district (or at least three mon hs. Dr.
Pope also says tbat it is the duty of
trustees to enforce the school laws re
quiring parents to send their children
to school, and in case of refusal, to have
these people fined.
Superintendent Pope, tt|rtbetj adds tbat
as soon as there is an attendance at the
school of 40 children, an additional
male teacher will be provided by the
government. Dr. Pope strongly urges
that the people of Grand Forks send
their children to school as thai is the
only way to secure a riirile principal for
the Grand Forks school.
I TOLD YOU 80
The Dark Horse Gets Away
With the Plumb
BOB HEWITT DROPS OUT
And Peter T. HcCallum is Elected by
Nine Majority.—No Election
In the North Ward.
The result of the polling for mayor and aldermen Thursday was that Mr. Peter T, MeCnlluiii
was c)ioscn mayor, and lliree aldermen from
lhe South wind, Messrs. L. A. Manly, Ilr.Sii,ilh
and .led" Davis balng lire successful candidates.
There were no noiiiInntloriB from the North
ward, owing to the fact that no one but Hi*
two aspirants fur mayor could qualify for rrlrk-r-
',,ii:,i in this ward. Tlie consequence is thai another election will be necessary to fill the three
vacant seats ill thealderiminie board. There
seems to bo some doubt as to who should arrange for the holding rrf this cxira election, the
old couucii. or the liew mayor and fiiree aldermen, who although, a majority of the full board,
it Is clamed do no constitute a leia! quorum.
When the hour for nominating arrived the
Hewitt faction, through lir. Smith, nominated
a straight ticket as follows:
For Mayor—B, 3. Hewitt and Peter T. McCallum.
Aldermen, North ward—Maurice O'Connor, J.
ii. Wiseman, J. K. Johnson, Peter T. McCallum
and It. J. Hewitt, South ward—Dr. Smith, Hubert Harvey and J. W*. Jones.
The names of Jeff Davis wus proposer) for alderman III the South ward by Jus. Adderson,
nud that'of Lloyd A. Manly by John A. Manly.
W. K. C, Manly was placed in nomination lor
mayor by James Addison.
The right to nominate a mail for two places
on the ticket was questioned, but after a hurried
examination of the Municipal Acts, it was decided to accept tlrcin. not being able to Hurl nny
thing in Ure law bearing on the subject.
Iminerllatcly upon tbc closing ci the nqiiiinii-
tfons Muyor Manly requested that everyone
nominated on the Hewitt ticket be notified to
appear in the time required by law and make
tlie necessary declaration aB to there property
qualifications.
Within a half hour after the tune for closing
tire nominations J. K. Johnson caused his inline
lo be taken from the list. About! o'clock Tuesday afternoon Peter T. McCallum withdrew his
lljinic from lhe list of aldermen nominated, It.
Hewllt, J. L, Wiseman, Maurice O'Connor anil
Robert Harvey failing to appear ffiid make tiie
required declaration w ere stricken frrrin the list.
The election passed oil* very quietly,,and ui
the close of ibe poll, when the result was announced, It was received as rr relief iry everybody.  The vote stood ns follows:
Foil MAVrrll,
LOCAL   NOTES.
L. Glover, of Spokane, was a visitor
in the city this week.
Rich-jrd McCarren returned this week
from a business trip to Spokane.
Wanted—A Japanese desires a A'u -
tion as cook.   Address S. N. this oliice.
Jas. P. Harvey, a mining man from
Spokane, spent a day or two in town
this week.
J. B. Donald, a Rossland mining mar,
passed through town Tuesday enroute
to Greenwood.
Word has been received from Dr.
Hepworth that he expects to soon return
to Lira^d Forks.
Jacob Peterson, of Camp McKinney,
spent a day in town this week on his
way to Spokane.
Last Monday night was the coldest of
this winter, tho theinometerregistered 18
degrees below izto.
The coasting on the Main street hil
is "just splendid," and is indulged in by
the lillie girls and boys.
Solicitor Cayley went to Midway this
w-.-k to attend the setting of thc county
court held there yesterday.
Judge Spinks left for Midway Thurs-
div mornirg where he goes lo hold a
sitting ol the county coutt.
Contractor Davy left Monday morning on a business trip to Spokane and
coist cities. He expects to visit San
Francisco before returning homo.
Jeff Davis, the popular Bridge street
merchant, returned last Wendesday
from a three week's trip to Portland,
Oregon.
Jack Wilmot, proprietor of the "Wil
mot" at Spokane, spent Sunday in the
city on his return from Eureka camp,
where he is largely interested in mining
properties.
H. A. Sheads took tbe oath last Monday as city marshal and is now in full
poeession of the office. So now, if you
have trouble of your own, go and hunt
Harry up.
The Kettle Riyer Dressed Beef and
Provision company (limited), have closed
their retail market in Grand Forks, and
will hereafter supply the meat for the
Chicago market.
The masquerade ball to be given on
the evening of Jan. 2":h for the benefit
of the Ladies'Aid Society, promises Io
be a grand success. As the object of
the affair is a worthy one it should receive the hearty support of the entire
community.
The Imperial hotel at Greenwood will
be opened to-day by Messrs Perry and
Graham. The house has been comfortably furnished and Mr. Bradshaw, an
experienced hotel man from Trail will
have charge of the bar.
W. B. Davey, contractor, returned
yesterday lro.11 Grand Forks,' whero he
has'ibcen superintending the construction of the water and light plants which
he is putting in there.   He reports thu
Peter T. McCallum .'    si   excellent progress is being made.-Ross-
W.K.O. Manly      ■••   IM,IMlner'
McCallum	
I*OR  ALOirilMKN.
II. B. Stanley Smith	
I.. A. Marrly	
P.J, Dnvls 	
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The lirst lliree having reeelvi'd the highest
number rrf votes were declared elected.
The Election at Greenwood.
The result ot the olvio election at Greenwood
i.s as follows: The mayor, Kobt. Wood was returned by ncelrilrrnlioir, Tlio polling for aldermen resulted as follows: U. S. llnllowny 'ill, W.
I'nloii rJS. Jilmes Ken".!!, J. S. M. Barrett 21, M
J. Phclou 2*1, Evan Perry 18, Alex. Cameron Ir',
The first six on lhe above list were elected. Owing however lo tbo withdrawal of two candidates but little interest was shown by lhe electors. Thirty-nine votes out of a possible 111:1
Were polled,
A. BIG DEAL.
Farrel & Midgeon Dispose of Their Boundary Creek Mining Interests.
A mining deal of more than ordinary
importance to the future of tb,is distrct
was consumnted in Spokane last week,
wherein Messrs F. Farrel and A. F.
Midgeon, of Butte Montana, disposed of
their interest in the Boundary creek
district to Messrs MacKenzie, Mann, L.
Holt, a well known Eastern Canadian
railway contractors and capiiailists, and
Mr. J. E. Boss, a mining man of Spokane. The consideration is said to be
ffoo.ooo, twenty-five per cent of which
was cash doiyn ahd the balance in installments covering a period ot eighteen
months. The mining interests involved
in the deal are as follows: two-tbird interest in the Enterprise, in Copper camp,
one-fourth interest in each the Monte;
zuma, Phcenix,, Rawhide and Stem-
winder, in d een^vood camp; Emma-
Mollie Rose, and one-halt in the Jumbo,
Summit camp. From a reliable source
tbe information is given out that Messrs
Farrel and M'geon have expended in
purchase money, assessment and development work and other necessary
outlay in the neighborhood of $60,000
on these properties. The interests ot
the new proprietors of tbis property has
not yet beon made public, but''hose
who are in a position to knoiy, state that
actiye operations are soon to be cora-
menccd on several of these properties.
Last Week's Council Meeting.
At last Fiiday's weekly session of the
city council Ml the members wcio present with the exception of alderman
Davis and Hepworth After the minutes of the <ast meeting bad been read
an.d adopted the clerk read an opinion
frOm E. P. Davis of Vancouver, Re; the
collection of taxes for the year. 181)7, in
which Mr. Davis said that he did not see
why the taxes could not Ue collected
providing the by-laws were all legal.
Alderman L. A. Maaly then moved
seconded by alderman MyCalium that
as there was a doubt as to the legality of
the collection ot tbe taxes this year thW
the city should not collect the same.
Mr. McKenzie, an ele.ctrcai engineer
from Rossland, being present applied
for the position of inspector of tbe electrical part of the syiten riov/, being installed in this city. Hii? application was
referred to the board of works. Council
then adjourned.
Americans Car. V/Ote.
Unlike other elections in British Columbia, school elections are open for all
people to vote, both British and American*, providing they are either a freeholder or householder, or the. wife of a
freeholder or householder who have
been resident in Ihe district for six
months previous to thc election.
Notiee.
Notice is hereby given that there will
be an election of a school trustee, on
Thursday, th'fc 20th inst., at :ao'clock a.
m, for the lilling ol the vacancy in  the
school board occasioned by the regisna-
tion of W. K. C. Manly. * *
'    J. W. Jones, Trus'.oe.
pra.nd Forks, Jan, i5:h, 1808,    ** * '
Mr, A. Alien, a mining attorney of
Spokane, spent a day or i.vo in the city
Ibis week. Mr. Allen was on his way to
Midway where he went to look afte
few minor details in connection with the
sale of Messrs Farrel and Midgeon's in
terests in the Boundary creek qistrlct.
Mrs. A Presslarhas leased the Miners
Home and is having it thoroughly re-
novated throughout and will be ready
for business about Wednesday. Mrs
Piessler is well and favorably know to
the public as a first-class caterer who will
be -jail to learn that she h in business
again.
NEWS OF THE  DISTRICT,
E. M. Candworth wus fined $s hv R
G. Sidley for violating tne game law, by
exposing for sale a deer with the head
off."
The report that the Mother Lode, ir*
Deadword camp, is for sale bas been
denied by the company owning the
property.
A fepoft is current that Mr. J. Christie
of Greenwood, is soon to be appointed
Dominion veterinary sergeon ior this
d.s'rict.
The owners of the Knob Hill, in
Greenwood camp expect to install a
large compressor plant and other machinery.
Mr. R. W. Macfarland, M. E. is asking for tenders for tbe sinking of a shaft
on the C. 0. D. mineral claim in Lang
Lake' camp.
A small piece of quart; containing
free gold has been obtained whilst sinking a well on the Enterprise claim, in
Long Lake camp.
Messers Stocker and Chandler, of
Cascade City, have disposed of their interest in Ihe water power at that point,
and left for Spokane.
Negotiation*; arc at present going on
for the purchase of the "Christina"
property at Chris ina lake, which is
owned by Messrs Robinson and Baker.
The Le Roi mine shipped its first consignment of ore to the Northport smelter
pn Friday of last week, It consisted of
six car loads, which contained 123 tons.
The Summit claim in Summit camp is
said to be improving as development
work progre.ses. This property belongs to Messers Corbett and Connors.
The Diamond Hitch is showing up
some fine ore) The Ralston brothers do
not say much about this property, but
others wbo have been there tell tbe
story.
Work on. tlte B. C, in Summit camp
wus resumed last week and the work
of sinking the main shaft on this property will be pushed as rapidly as possible.
W. B. Richards and S. Ilenncrman, of
Midway, Have entered into a partnership for tlio transaction of a general
mining, real estate and insurance business.
On New Years day Pat^l Fisher lost
the second and third finger of his right
hand at the saw mill in Greenwood. He
was using the ripsaw when his hand
slipped with the above result.
Work on lhe Last Chance, in Skylark
camp, is steaCily processing. The
main shaft is now between (u and 7.1
feet in depth. A shaft house is bung
completed and everything is in re 'illness for sinking the shaft to about zoo
feet.
* At present there is crreat activity in
development work in Deadwood c;,mp.
Tbe force on the Gold Hug was increased
by putting on ty;o more men." The
owners of the Primrose are croscoitting
the lead at the r/y-fooi level, and work is
soon to be resumed on tbe Great Hopes.
. Messrs Davidson and Smith are. sinking a shaft on their mineral claim, Grand
Forks No. a, located about a mile and a
half from the city on the east side of
l;he Nonh Fork. At present the shaft
is down about ten feet and lhe quality
of the ore is said to improve as deptV is
attained. ' * "
nm 11FFHJR
The   Political Meeting  Held
Wednesday Night.
SORT OF A LOVE  FEAST
Several   Windy Speeches Hade De.
void of Facts and Figures and
Nobody  Hurt.
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The public meeting held on Wednesday evening in Manly'j hall was about
as barren of resul's as anything of the
kind possibly could br;, not a single ad-
'ress worthy of the namo was delivered
during the entire evening and the consequence was everyone wbo was there,
came away no wiser than when Ihey
went, and certainly more disgusted wilh
tbe Grand Forks municipal muddle,
than tbey had ever been before.
To begin withitseemr that Insufficient
notice of the intention of holding this
meeting had been given, consequently
there was no certainty as to w! ether it
was to take place or not, and the few
citizens who turned out to attend it, in
hopes of hearing an Interesting discussion, stood in groups about the sidewalks"
until long past the appointed hour for
opening, when the hall was lighted up,
and slowly filled proceedings being commenced about nine o'clock, an hour behind time,
Oi motion of Mr. Hewili, Mr. Harvey
was appointed chairman; and Mr. Kerr
secretary of the meeting.
The chairman called on Mr. Ca'ter
who addressed the meeting at some
length, but refrained Irom ciiticizing
inayor Manly who was absent. Just as
Mr, Carter was finishing his address,
the mayor and a number of others came
into the hall, creating a little sensation
by their late arrival at a meeting of this
kind.
It was thqn suggested that the mayor
take the chair, ani} 011 motiou Mr. Har
vey vacated that position in his favor.
.Mr, Carter then re-commenced his address bijt failed to effectively criticize
tho mayor or tha proceedings of Ihe
council durinj 1897,
Both of Mr. Carter's addresses were
verysmooth'andgentlemanly, but lacked
the vim an 1 cu.tiu*; arrangement of co'd
facts necessary to make uny public criticism effective. Mr. Carter would have
reason to feel better pleased with himself, and t*io audience thatlis'.eneito him
would have been sparer! a disippoint-
menthad h? refrained from speaknig
alio ether.
fr.e miyor then called on Mr. Armstrong who spoko for somo length of
time in a vory conciliatory manner, advising all to let the electron piss off
q lielly, shake hands when it was over,
and then go hone like nice good nature!
citizjus, torgetting of course that they
ever had a grieveanee or had fe|t like
fighting for a change in the manner of
conducting the civic business. Tnere
seems to be a comical streak in Mr.
Armstrong, and it got very near the
surface when he refered to Mr. Carter.
His reference to Mr. Carter however,
was about as on t(ie same plan of that
gentleman's arrangement of the mayor.
Both present candidates for mayor
spoke briefly, and both informed the
electors that there was no hard feelings
between them, and when the election
was over they would be perfectly satisfied which ever way it went.
No two men could possibly have
spoken and actod mote agreeably than
the two prospective mayors did Wednesday evening.
Mr. Hewitt spoke several times during
the evening, bat evidently had not given
much attention to the preparation of his
address, and offhand oratory like a good
many other things is not always first
clasg.
Mr, Armstrong again took tbo floor,
and made a speech of considerable
length in support of the contention that
Mayor Manly was a knight after the
plan of Cecil Rhodes and others wbo
have built up cities, an*} given new countries that may yet bc E.npiresa start.
Dick showed that he was quite familiar
with S.n'tt, Africa, Argentine, ar.d
several other places located some distance from Grand Forks,
Mr. Maurice O'Connor next claimed
the attention of the meeting, and was
about to ventilate a matter between
himself and mayor Manly, which Mr. I
O'Connor claimed showed the other
side of the mayor's character, but the
latter called him to order and be l«4 to !
sit down.
During the evening mayor Manly, i
frequently defended himself and his ad- ,
minstration of the municipal business,
and succeeded as far as one could judge
fron: what i\*as brought out at the meeting in clearing himself of any blame
that might bave been attached to him.
It is hard   to,  understand why those
who called the meeting to criticise the
mayor and retiring council should have
asked that gentleman to preside at their
meeting, and equally hard to understand
why the mayor under the circumstances |
should have taken the chair.     There !
would certainly bave been a better show |
all round, if Mr. Harvey bad retained
bis seat, and the mayor taken a hand in j
the discussion from, *,he lloor bf the house
instead of  occupying   the   chair   at a j
meeting, hostile to himself, and where
bis mouth was   pracricoly   closed.     A
few  lessons   in   parliamentary   usa^e
migh" be a good thing f jr some of  the
budding politicians in Grand Forks.       j
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District, and presents the best field
for investors in the country pro-
property.
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\ Timely Topics. 5?
The farmer who read* is tho farmer
who Is ready for emergencies.
I'nlike a wnleh, when a beneficiary
nssui-iallou Im wound up, It doesn't go
any more.
It Is now Montana's turn to make
great gold discoveries. Let tlie fltirlf-
-rrous work go on.
Meeting trouble half way hns not tbe
suniH polite principle to Justify it ns
bowing to necessity,
A minor eleven Is called a futiiIi team
perhaps from the principal players
using it in practice to wipe up the earth.
lu this selfish fight for territory In
Africa none of the nations engaged
should properly get more thnn Its
deserts.
The Emperor of China would probably be thankful If somebody would establish n "Monroe doctrine" In tbe eust
r'Ollst ol Asia.
Others selecting the best man tor n
public place is entirely different from
political bosses trying to gr*i tlie li.'si
uf tbeir fellow citizens.
Dawson City Is starving. They've
plenty of money there, nud It's believed
u llrs'i-i'lriss Food Show would be the
biggest kind uf u success.
Tiie Prince ot Wales is said io be a
patron of department stores. The
Prince doubtless knows u good iliing nt
u bargain counter when be sees it. jusi
like other folks.
A Georgia editor wants to run for tbe
National Legislature on a platform nd-
vocatiug lynching. Such n man might
be credulous enough to expect to win
lu a rope-walk.
Hut for the recommendation of Secretary Alger thai a suitable stuitie io
ili-n. Grant be erected In Washington
tow people would have dreamed that
the capital did not possess one.
Average oltlce-seokcrs can't understand how a sculptor can be with the
President for tin hour al a time making
n Inist of llllll, and nol nsk tor anything
bul n little more elevation to tbe cblu.
A husband In Pennsylvania slim off
Ids wife's nuse In order to make her
unattractive Io her admirers. She
should reciprocate by shooting a bullet
through his head to make hlm more
sensible,
A contemporary gives lo a corre-
spondenl wiinl Is alleged to be "tbe
postage sirinrii lili'inilou language." As
ii matter of fact, the key to the language should begin: "Putting a stamp
mi nu envelope anywhere excepting ou
Hie upper right hand corner means 'I
tun a fool.' "
Thousands of persons admire for
I.ill I'm* Hi.* athletic iiunlltles li cfll
urn. for Ihe manliness connected wi
II, iinri for Ihe ninny cliaracteristl
thai i-'o to make up 'young America
They will rejoice if the rules can
so revised ns lo gel rid of tbe prose
brutal features nud tlitis snve the gill
from ireing ruled out of the lisi
American sports.
A man oner, claimed thai lie was a
Frenchman ou the grouuil Unit he lnnl
nn uncle who played the Freucb horn.
Some persons, clntifklug to be patriotic,
when questioned closely, might bave
in confess thai they are patriots because n grandfather served in the rev-
iilullon, or because a cousin sings "The
Star-Spangled Banner" effectively.
Patriotism Is nn Individual thing. Patriots by proxy do not count.
in the United States court at Pawnee tbe other dny four Pawnee chiefs
were grunted divorces from their wives
i.u the ground of gross neglect. Pipe
Chief testified liini his wife wanted to
Kpend all his money ou line dresses nnd
Uml she sought to Ignore all of tl■■• Indian customs. The ilnnl straw was
laid when sln> refused to attend the snn
dances on the ground ilia! she wouldn't
associate with squaws who were dirty.
.lust as soon us -Now Orleans lind a
"scare" over yellow fever and begun to
thoroughly clean up and enforce the
sanitary laws, the general health of the
city Improved until even the yellow-
fever failed to make nn abnormal
death rate. 1( ls n pity that reform
work of tills kind oftentimes must
await the approach of a plague before
either ihe authorities or the citizens
are aroused to the necessity for spo
i'liil' action.
Clares he will rcpny dollar for dollar,
are the residue of those of the publishing firm of C. K. Webster & 0o„ in
whose disastrous fortunes the humorist was involved. Twain's case Is in
short, like Sir Walter Scott's, and be
Is taking the same honorable conrse In
I lie mutter.
GOLD PRODUCT OP THE WORLD.
uu tho heels of the statement by n
California    physician   that   disease
germs arc not ouly harmless hut positively beneficial to mankind somes tho
announcement of n doctor In Springfield, 0., tlmt lie has discovered n compound cnllea zynloUeene, which Is sure
death lo microbe! of every kind, color,
and degree. Thus there Is no longer
nny exense for Illness. If you believe
genus cause disease you can take n
few doses of the new discovery. If
you believe Ihey are healthful you can
till your system with thein nnrl be well.
It Is mil a mailer of tnslc.
yearly i
Hurl,
State
l-.iuiri.-r „l* a I,Mil,,it Added
u    tlie    Past    Yea*—United
i „,iirll,r.i<-»    Nearly    One-
1 ..... Ill   ot*   1 Inn   Amount
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in Washington for the year 1897 will j
; amount to about one und one half mil*
I lions of dollars, which is a substantial increase over the preceding year. Tlie year
1897 hns shown a great increase in the
interest taken in Washington mines, and
prospecting, developing and mining have
been carried on witli great vigor in bv- j
I ery district. Several new rieli strikes
j have been made, many new properties
have been developed into shippers of ore,
and all of the mines have Increased their
I output.   Not only have tlie quartz mines
The Triumph of Science,
CONSUMPTION CAN BE CURED IN ANY CLIMATE.
When "labor" Is spoken of ii generally means the union of skilled workmen
In Hi., cities and large tirwn-r. Bul a
"farmhand," Mr. Means, rrf Topeka,
Kan., r-nlls attention iu the Arena to
the tact Unit 5,000,000 rrf wage earners, I The director ol the mint, from inforniu- j I,..-.,, pushed, but the placers as well show
nearly one-half the total, arc pariahs ! tion now ut hand, says there is a sub- a notable increase. Old diggings, as those
among llie laboring classes; their ex-I stantial evidence that the world's prod- of the Swank, havo produced fine insistence Ignored, Iheir name a byword, j net of gold for the calendar year of 181)7 , -jets, and many new grounds have cxhib-1
j will approximate, if not  exceed, $*240,* I ited  satisfactory showings.    The Klon*}
000,(100, an increase of nearly 20 per cent I dike excittnent has not materially bin* J
over lSDU.   The gold product of the Unit* ' deretl the growth of tlie mining industry
ed Stales for 1800 was $53,100,000; for In Washington.
1897 it will approximate $01,500,000, mil
increase of $8,4000,000.   Tlie product of!
Africa for 1800 was $44,440,000.   Returns I
Wc arc oconstbmed lo congratulate
ourselves on the observance of law and
order, yet we are nbout the only country iu which violence lakes the placo of
law. Lynching is American; even Mexico will not lolernte it. It Is eonfliierl
to uo section. It may break out tonight Iii seemly Massachusetts and
make thnt excellent people oea.se to
vaunt themselves, ns the outbreak in
Indiana a few months ago. Some .if
the atrocities practiced In lynching can
tie studied with profit hy tlie frenzied
Turk who may desire new methods of
cruelly. 	
Mark Twain's response to the story
that he had made $82,000 In the past
two years, nnd paid all his debts, Is
brief and to the point, as follows: "Lie.
Wrote no such letter. Sllll deeply In
debt." The debts by which Mr. Clemens considers himself morally (though
n/>t legally) bound, and which he de*
"In most localities," he snys, "they
work harder, get less pay nud have
fewer of lhe blessings of civilization
thnn nny other workmen. They work
so hard Hint they have uo time for rec-
reatlon or reading." Evidently the labor question concerns much more than
the wages anil conditions of skilled
city workmen or of miners nud roustabouts,
When Un- Scotcb missionaries followed their great countryman's footsteps lino what Is now known as Hill*
ish Central Africa, they called their
stniloii "Blantyre," the name of the
town In which III*. Livingstone was
born. The plnce now contains about
six thousand natives and more than it
hundred whiles, of the natives a recent Parliamentary report snys Unit,
"If the natives do not love taxation,
they rue nl Iciisi beginning fully to
understand ihe value of a tax receipt,
the possession of which frees them
from the oppression of their chiefs.
They appreciate also having a silver
currency, because il enables them to
accumulate their earnings,—nn Impossibility lu the old calico currency days,
—and now many of the workers In the
Blantyre district have stores of money
hidden nwny or deposited in the bank.
The more Intelligent and enterprising
natives have even begun to buy blocks
of government land of nliout one hundred acres each, for coffee cultivation."
One uf lhe most hopeful signs of the
limes in governmental affairs in America Is ihe growing appreciation of posi-
ai facilities as shown In the continued
and continual expansion of the system
even more rapidly thun business conditions alone warrant, 'ihe representatives of the people are alert to see that
Ihe best possible postal facilities are
given to their constituents and with
the establishment of tlie postoffice
comes closer connection and communion will) tlie outside world by letters,
and newspapers and telegraph, nud
consequently a more enlightened citizenship. Tlie next step in Hie development of the postal system will undoubtedly be In ihis country, as it already
has been In England and some others,
the eslublishiiicnt of postal telegraphs
In connection witli the postal organization of ihe government. Under our
present system the telegraph, unlike
the postoffice, is limited ill ils extension
by purely practical business considerations of profit nud loss ln management,
li is estimated Unit if the same system
were to prevail ns regards postofilccs,
two-thirds of lhe mull routes operated
In lhe 1'nilcrl Stales to-day would have
i.i be dlscoutinued as only aliout one-
third of ihcni pay a profit.
Gold   ill   Ori'-ynn.
Statistics prepared for the annual number of the Qregonian show that Oregon
will produce this year more gold than the
Klondike   yielded   during   the   working
season of 1890-1)7.    This stiiteincnt will
come ns a surprise to most persons.   Tlie
Oregonlan estimates the Klondike pro-
, duction during the Inst season at $3,500,-
$11,8011,000.    Mexico,, 000| ,v)liie it estimates Unit Oregon has
for 1897, estimated [ pl.0(lu(,cd dm.illg .*,,, ycul. ovcr "15,000,000.
I Of this sum, according to the figures of
Unit journal, Union county has produced
$2,172,000,  linker county '$2,000,000 ami
Grant county $200,000, making the total
for eastern Oregon over $4,000,000. Southern Oregon is credited with tlie products' in of $1,000,000.
Many  Claim-,  Will  De Jnmpe'1.
At the auditor's oflice in Colville, Wash.,
the receipts  of affidavits of assessment
received up to December 1, 1897, indicate
Unit the gold product of thut country
for the vein* will he $58,000,000, an increase of $13,000,000. Australasia, for
18110, $15,200,000; for 1897 tlie indications
are lhal. it wiil not be less than $51,000,-
ono, an increase of
Ior 189(1, $8,330,000
nl. $10,0110,000, an Increase of $1,700,000.
The dominion of Canada, for 189(1, $2,*
800,000;  estimated for 1897, $7,500,000, j
nil Increase of $4,700,000.   India's product
for  1897  is estimated at $7,500,000, nn
increase of $1,400,000 over   1890.    Russia's gold product for 1890 was $21,550,-
000; for 1897, estimated to approxlmate|
$25,0(10,000, an increase of $3,500,000. Tho j
indications for thc United States are tliat:
Colorado will lead in the production of, work on mining daima .g fnr ,„ aem of
gold for 1897, ns it is estimated it wi
! not be less than $20,000,000.    California
will follow with n product of probably
I $111,000,000. Witii the exception of the
I South Appalachian range, it is believed
any previous month of December in tiie
history of the county, and it is estimated
tliat 1000 in nil will he filed within the
next four days. In the meantime tlie hills
are full of prospectors who are actively
there will lie an increase in every produc*   |ooking ovcr the boundaries  and  loca
ing state of the gold product over that of
1890.
Option un tlie Le Rol.
In sjiito of denials on the part ot some
of the officers of thc Lc Roi company, it
seems to be a fact that the British America Corporation lias some sort of an op
tions of claims thnt have failed of their
assessment expenditure, and many mine
owners who have trusted to others to do
tho assessment work on their claims nre
going out to see lhat their employes do
not abandon the work at the last moment
and jump the properties at the hegin-
tion on the properly, either of their own | ning of the new year.   Instances of thir
or indirectly through tlie London and
Globe Finance Corporation. Tliat this is
true is admitted by men heavily interested in the Le Roi who are in a position to
know the facts.   An officer of the Lc Roi
kind have been frequent in tlie past, and
promise to he especially so this year.
Ore In (he Yinlr.
Ore has becn struck in the third nnd
lower tunnel of the Ymir, in liritish Co-
company whose name can not be given for   lumbia, owned by the London and Brit
publication because lie deplores giving
publicity to a mining deal until it is completed, nevertheless admits tliat the property is under option to the Mackintosh
people, and that as the report of their expert, can not. reach England before the
latter part, of this week, the option was
recently   extended   from    December   21,
ish Columbia Gold Fields. On November
24 the second tunnel tapped the ledge
at a depth of 200 feet, but the width nt
this depth has not been determined. The
length of the tunnel is 500 feet and intercepts the ledge directly beneath the
shaft, whicli is down nearly 200 feet. At
this level the ledge shows a widtli of 20
when it originally expired, to January 21. | feet, 12 feet of which is shipping    ore.
This option was given by Colonel Peyton I M09t of the work has been done along
nnd Senator Turner on their recent visit   the footwall, and all of the three tun-
I to London, they having becn empowered : ne]s go to prove the continuity of the
lo dispose of thc property.   This gentle- I vein.   In all here is in the neighborhood
man declined to divulge the price involv-   0f 2000 feet of tunneling, drifting und
ed in tlie deal, but admitted    that   his   BBaft work dono on tlie mine.   The gen-
I share would  be  close to u  half-million, j eral average of the ore is about thc same
j and, as liis holdings nre known, the pur- j throughout the mine, and is fully up to
chase price may be figured at $5,000,000.
A scene in Tiie Slooum Laboratory, New York:   Tho Dleooverer demonstrating to Medical Men ami Students the Value
anil Wonderful Curative Powers of liis New Discoveries.
NOTE.—All readers of this paper can havo Three Free Untiles of tlio Doctor's Now Discoveries, with complete directions,
by sending their full address to Dr. Hlooura's Laboratory, 98 Pino street, New York City.
Washlng-lon', Record.
Henry Lnndes, state geologist, says:
From llie data at. hand it is estimated
thnt the output of the precious nietnls
AT LAST!
I
ITS
GREAT   VALUE   TO
HUMANITY.
Qermnny'a Industrial progress has
been so much in evidence during the
lasi tweuly-flve years thut its characteristic mark, "Made in Germany," Is
no longer a thorn in lhe tlesh of Johu
Hull only. There arc other peoples besides the English Uml arc ready lo allow Unit the "niolher of natlous" Is,
after all. still a vigorous old woman.
Her goods are found III all lhe markets
<>1 I lie world uml her ships on all lhe
sens, mill now she has even lhe fastest
and largest ocean liner on lhe Aliunde ilm it is not only In great enterprises She is succeeding; she does not
neglect small things, lis thread and needle for Instance. Within lhe past few I
years the needle Industry in Germany
has taken a reninrkablc development.
Great Britain formerly supplied Germany with needles, but the fatherland
ui present Is fully able to compete with
Great Britaiu not only iu foreign markets, Inn in the British colonies also,
and even lu Great Britain herself. Of
the chief centers of the Industry—Alx j
hi Chnpelle, Burtscheld, Iserlohn, If-nRRF^PflNnFNPF AnVIHF
Schwnlbncb, Altonn and Nuremburg- ' ^UKKtbrUINUtNOt-AUVlUt
tho Alx la Chnpelle factories nlone produce upward of fifty million needles u
week. Of the enormous exportatlons
about 00 per cent, go to China, where
German needles control the market;
next in Importance are France and
British India. It looks now ns though
before u great while German sewing
thread will successfully compete with
l.'oats. Clarke and Brown In the China
market.
expectations.
Tlie Ontario Mine.
After spending some time considering
tlie bids for the work of tunneling into
the famous Ontario mine, in Montana,
the Connecticut and Montana Mining
Company has decided to do tiie work It-
! self, says the Independent, and tne open-
1 ing up of tlie properly will be accc-diplish-
ed by day labor under the direction of
i the officers of the company themselves.
| There are now 20 men at work, half of
j them in tlio woods getting out timbers,
and half in the mine.   Two engineers are
j keeping tiie pumps going nigh- and day,
and affairs look like business around tlie
I property.    It is announced  tliat a few
Moslems Shun Water.
At the hour of 12, noou, Ule Mohammedans can be seen in large numbers
at tbe Begoda dyamia or mosque ln
Sarajevo, In Bosnia, says the Chicago
Record, all sizes, ages and conditions,
mingling freely. All go to one side ot
the Inclosing wall, take off their sandals and wash their hands and feet,
the majority wiping them off on their
voluminous trousers, others simply
permitting the air to dry tbem. It
must be understood, however, that the
washing of hands and feet ln no sense
Implies cleanliness. As for the rest of
the body, well, Mohammed never said
anything about washing or cleaning
that, and so what's the use? There ls
one feature about this uncleanllness
that Is particularly disagreeable. Their
law forbids the killing of any living
being except for food, nud this, of
course, applies to the case of Insects.
After the ablution has been performed
they again step Into the opanken and
go up the steps to the house of prayer,
leaving their footwear on the platform
nnd going barefooted upon the prayer
rug or carpet, ns the case may be.
They kueel on both knees, lower their
heads twenty or thirty times to the
floor nud offer their prayer to Allah.
In about fifteen minutes all Is concluded and they go to their places of busi
ness again. This ceremony Is gone
through with five times a day. Each
time the call ls Intoned from the toj
of the mosque, and sometimes In a
beautiful voice. The most Impressive
of all these calls, however, ls that foi
evening prayer, when, with each verse,
the singer, or muezzin, as he ls called,
hangs a colored lamp out of an arch
In his tower. The view of Sarajevo al
night, with sixteen lamps hung from
the steeple of every dyamia, ls of sur*
passing beauty. Sarajevo also boasti
of a very luxurious Turkish bathhouse,
but this ls patronized almost exclusively by the Europeans nnd the bettei
class of Mohammedans.
LOVE-MAKING STATISTICS
Remarkable Discovery of an Spy** ti.c beginning of u,e ,.ew year
, ,       n  * ""- 'orc<! ™ mon wl"  '"- doubled.    Tile
American Medico-
Chemist,
i vein is to be opened 500 feet below thc
surface, nnd the workings now opened are
to be extended to the west 300 feet.
TWO MEN FROZEN TO DEATH.
Started   on   Foot   From   Coulee-
it ml   lsOt*t  Their   Way.
How Every Reader of This
Paper May Obtain the New
and Free Scientific System of Medicine
AB.
SOLUTELY FREE AND PROFES-
SIONALLYCONFIDENTIAL,
Workers in tlie wide, unexplored field of
modern chemistry are daily astounding the
world with now wonders.     Professor and
Coulee City, Wash., Jan. 10.—A search
party reports the finding of two men
frozen to death. On December 20 William
Putnam of this county arrived here on
the Central Washington, having been released the day before from the Medical
Lake insane asylum. He was met here
by his father-in-law, Parrish Johnson, ono
of the old settlers of Douglas county. They
immediately left on foot for their homes
in Cold Spring basin, 30 miles northeast of
Waterville. The first night they stopped
at tlie home of O. W. Holt, near St. Andrews, about 12 miles from Coulee City.
Tho next morning they left on snow-shoes,
Cleaning a Man's Heart.
Kvery day wo hear of some wonderful doing by the doctors, So strange
ure the achievements at times that people apparently sick unto death will
take all sorts of ehances In the hopes
that the wizards of tho scalpel may
save their lives.    Joseph  Davenne,  a
Frenchman, was in such a   condition
when he allowed the doctors to clean
his heart. He had long been a sufferer
from fatly degeneration of that organ,
lie knew he could not live much longer
when he took the chance the scientists
proposed. They cut Joseph's ribs nparr,
showing the lungs, with all thoir fine,
shining membranes. These wore thrust
aside and four swiftly moving hands
were busily engaged lu Ncrapiug the
fat from the sides of the heart. The
entire process covered only a few moments. Hut it was enough. The man
was dead. The surgeons engaged sent
a full account of the affair to a medical
Journal. The law did not hold them to
account because Davenne had left a
paper stating that the experiment was
tried at his own request.
layman vie with each other in their com-    aiml      lo lake th   Antral ferry road for
mendahlc efforts to lessen the ills of human- .. J
ity. Yesterday it was Pasteur and Kock,
and today it ts Slocuni, with a new discovery whicli is the result of years of careful
study and roseareli
home.
Last Saturday ihe search parly came
upon the body of Fairish Johnson, Put*
study aud research. r_ ,     . .  ■, »       ,.       «   ■    .,
Foremost  among   the   world's greatest \mm having parted from him a few miles
chemists stands T. A. Hlocum, of New York j back.   His feet were in a badger hole, His
City.     His researches  and   experiments, I left hand indicated tbat in his desperation
patiently carried on tor years, bave finally
ill minuted in results which arc proving us
beneficial to humanity as tbe discoveries of
any chemist,ancient or modern. His effort*
which for years hud been directed toward
the discovery of a positive cure for eon-
suinption, were finally BUCCessftlt, uud already his "new scleutitio system of medicine ba--, by its timely use. permanently
cured thousands of apparently hopeless
cases, and it seemsa neeessary and humane
duty to bring such facts to tlie attention of
all invalids,
The    medical     profession    throughout !
America und Europe are almost unnmlous
I in (he opinion that, nearly all physical "il
i ments naturally tend to the generation of
I consumption.    The afflicted* die   iu   the
short, cold days of winter much faster than
111 ihe long, hot days of summer.
Tbe Doctor has proved the dreaded dis- j
ease to be curable beyond a doubt, in any j
climate, and has on tile in  his  American
and  European  laboratories thousands of
letters of heartfelt gratitude from those ;
benefited or cured in all ports ofthe world.
No one having, or threatened with, any !
disease, should hesitate a day, but should
write at once. Facts prove that the Doctor
has discovered a reliable and absuluto cure
for Consumption (Tuberculosis) and ull
bronchial, throat, lung and chest troubles, ;
stubborn coughs, catarrhal affections- scrof- |
ula. general decline and weakness, loss of
wast
be had cut or gnawed it and sucked his
own blood. They then took up Putnam's
trail, und found that after separating
from Johnson he traveled about seven
miles, resting often at intervals, until entirely exhausted he laid down and died.
They had wandered four days without
food or shelter and showed considerable
strength and desperation in their attempt
to reach their destination.
Poisonous Perspiration.
The question of tbe toxic qualities of
perspiration, though not quite a new
one (Inasmuch as AI. Berthelot at a recent meeting of the Paris Medical
Academy reminded his listeners that,
If Afrlcanus can be believed, the perspiration gathered from a horse was used
ln ancient times to render arrows poisonous), bas recently formed the subject of research.
AN OPEN   LETTER TO  MOTH, RS,
We are asserting: in the courts our right to the
exclusive use of tlie word " CASTORIA," ond
"PITClIKK'ti CASTORIA," as our Trade Mark.
/, Dr. Samuel Pitcher, of Hyannis, Massachusetts,
was the originator of "PITCHER'S CASTORIA,"
the same that has borne and docs now hear the
*ac-slniile signature of CHAS. ji. FI.ETCHKRon
every wrapper. This is the original 'PlTClIUl-t'S
CASTORIA" whicli has been used in the homes
of tlie mothers of America for over thirty years
Look Carefully at the wrapper and see that it la
the kind you have always bought, and has the
signature of CHAS. H. MATCHER on the
wrapper. No one has authority from me to use
my name, except The Centaur Company of which
ihaa. H. .Vletcher is President.
March 8,2897.      SAMUtii* pitcher, m.d.
Never put canaries in a painted cage or
they will pick the wires and imbibe poison. When a canary droops and seems
ill, or shows signs of asthma by a wheezing sound, feed him for a week ou boiled
bread and milk und mix flaxseed with his
bird seed.
COULDN'T  MAKE   IT.
BEWARE OF MORPHINE.
Tlm bull that tried to butt down a. bridge
and the gout that tackled an anvil,
couldn't make It, and were knocked out,
bruised and bleeding. From nucli bruises
down to pin-head blue spot*?, they nre
curable, easily and Hurely. The men who
get the worst bruises always get the best
cure. They make it every time. There
are right and wrong ways of doing things,
as the bull and the goat found out. The
best cure for a bruise Is St. Jacob's Oil.
The right way lo cure is to use It and
llrnl out.
of
Two Grand Division,.
Teacher—Uow   miiiiy   divisions
mankind nre there?
Bobby—My paw says It Is divided
Into the people who earn a living
without getting It, anil those who get
a living without earning It.—Cincinnati
Enquirer.
rieslii ami nil wasting conditions
demonstrate its wonderful merits,
Any girl who raves ovor a foot-ball
player would prove to be fond of gritty
gooseberry pie.
send Three Free Bottles (all different) of
liis New Discoveries, whir full instructions,
to nnv render ol this palter.
Simply write lo'I'. A. Klriciini, M. 0., 98
Pino strocl, New Yurk. giving full address.
There is nn charge for correspondeuce-
advice—stricllv professional ninl coiitiden-
lial.
Kiunviii*?, ns we do, nf the undoubted
efficacy nf The fjtacum System nf Medicine,
The   estimated   population   of  Greater
and  lo |Now Yurk is $3,350,000.
he   will
1 know that my life was saved by Plso's
Cure for Consumption.—John A. Miller,
Au Sable. Michigan, April 21. 1895.
Some people are just the
Idiots, because of Ignorance.
The storage buttery form of applying
electricity is regaining favor among scientists.
Cook county, 111., which includes Cliica-
we urge every sufferer in lake advantage of ;„„ |ms „„ „rea of n,101,t (,oo square miles,
this most lilrerrtl proposition. |      . .. .     ~,     , „,'     „,.,*,„  „
A system of medical treatment that will An ordinance in Cleveland pe nuts a
cure catarrh, lung troubles and ironsump-1 Hebrew who observes the Rabbuth to
linn is certainly g.md inr-and will cure— : ^-.p his billiard saloon open on Sunday,
any wasting disease that Immunity is heir l-)ut flnM n0I1.U(,bl.ew9 who „.,,-,. p]„}. bil-
to.
Please tell fhe Doctor, when writing, that
you read his generous oiler in our paper.
! linrils therein.
I    Live bees are shipped on ice.
Speclul forms of suffering lead many
a woman to acquire the morphine
habit. One of tllcsa forms of suffering
Is a dull, persirrtent puin in tho side,
accompanied by heat und throbbing.
MB8.Ll*CyPEA8*LKY, Derby Center, Vt„
say:.:—"I was very
miserable; was so
weals tlmt 1 could
hardly get around
the house,could dc
nothing without
feeling tired out.
My monthly
periods had stopped
and 1 was
so tired
and nervous all of
the time. I
was troubled very much with falling of the
womb and boarii.rr-down pains. A
friend advised me to take Lydia K,
Pinkliam'aVegetableCompound; Ihr.vc
taken Ave bottles, and thiol: it is the
best medicine I evor used, Now lean
work, and feel liko myself. I used to
be troubled great ly with my head, but
X have had no bad headaches or palpitation of the heart, womb trouble or
bearing-down pain;*., since I commenced
to tako Mrs. Pinkham'*) medicine. 1
gladly recommend the Vegetable Compound to every Buffering woman. The
use of one bottle will prove what it
can do." ' ... '
How the Tonne Man Tells tli* Story
to the Young Woman.
Statistics are at present being collected on almost every conceivable subject. What do you think of a scholar
who hns actually thought It worth hia
while to collect statistics ln regard to
the manner In which men and women
make love to each other? He has spent
considerable time over this delicate
work and uow at last Informs the world
how tbe men, as a rule, propose to tbe
women, and how the women, as a rule,
accept the proposals of the men.
According to the scholar, the number
st young men who embrace their sweethearts at the moment when they are
Inviting them to become their wives
amounts lo 86 per cent. On the other
hand, 07 per cent, of the men ln love
kiss their sweethearts on the lips at tbe
critical moment, while 4 percent, shower kisses on their hair and 2 per cent,
content themselves with kissing their
hands.
At one time It was the fashion for
love Intoxicated youths to fall on their
knees when ubout to make proposals
of marriage, but this fashion Is evidently dying out, for we are assured that
ouly 8 per cent, of those ln love at present fall on one knee, while only 2 per
cent, venture t» aue for their ladles'
favor on both knees. A curious reason
bus been assigned for the decadence
of this chivalrous custom, which ls that
of late years the nether garments of
males have been so constructed that It
ls rnther risky for a man to flop down
suddenly on his knees In a lady's presence. Garments, when strained, will
rip and tear, and no self-respecting lover desires to have bis act oi adoration
turned Into a farce by any such casualty.
On the other hand wooers o,! to-day
seem to be far more nervous than the
gallant men who wooed and won a century ago. Just fancy, 20 per cent, of
the lovers of to-day are awfully nervous when the decisive moment comes,
and Iu the throat of each pother's son
of them there seems lo be huge lump,
which It Is impossible for them to bwiiI-
low. How they got over this difficulty
heaven only knows, .somehow the
lump disappears after they have struggled with It a minute or two, after
which It ls to be hoped that their agony
Is nt an end.
The behavior of the young women ls
similarly remarkable. When tho meu
Invite them to share their homes they
by no means all act alike. Elgbty-one
out of every hundred fall without n
word Into the outstretched arms of
their chosen ones and so very easily
put an end to a rather embarrassing, If
otherwise very delightful, situation; 68
per cent, blush very becomingly, and ln
maidenly fashion shrink away as
though frightened at their companions'
boldness; one out of every hundred—
possibly more, possibly less, says the
statistician—falls on a sofa as though
about to faint, and 4 per cent, are really astonished at receiving proposals of
marriage.
On the other hand eighty out of every
hundred know very well what the men
have come for, and hence they are not
taken unaware, and they behave Just as
they should behave on such a momentous occasion. Furthermore, 60 per
cent, look their wooers boldly ln the
eyes, evidently with the Idea of still
further bewitching them, or of relieving them from their n.pnarent ©mba***
rnssment. Cuiious .nets these, but the
most curious fact of all ls that one
maiden out of every hundred ruus
away before the young man has finished his pretty love tale, with the object
of telling the good news to her girl
friends.
County Attorney Miller of Wyandotte,
Kail., in delivering a Thanksgiving day
address to tlie convicts in the penitentiary
began by saying: "I am glad to see you
all here today." Somehow his remiirki
dirl not seem to please the audience.
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A SONG TO THE MEN WHO LOSE.
Here'B to the men who lose!
What though their u*ork be e*er so nobly
planned,
And watched with zealous care,
No glorious  halo  crowns  their efforts
grand;
Contempt is failure's Bhare,
Here's to the men who lose!
If triumph's easy smile our struggles
greet,
Courage is easy then;
The king is he who, after fierce defeat,
Can up and fight ugaiu.
Here's to the men wbo lose!
The ready plaudits of a fawning world
King sweet in victors' ears;
The vanquished banners never are unfurled—
For them there sound no cheers.
Here's to the men who lose!
The touchstone of true worth is not success.
There is a higher test-
Though fate may darkly frown, onward
tu press,
And bravely do one's best.
Here's to the men who lose!
It Is the vanquished's praises that I
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—Boston Traveler.
JAMAICA DUPPIES.
HAD finished my medical
education aud was spending the winter in Jamaica,
with a former schoolmate,
preparatory to commencing
practice as a physician.
My frleud, Julia Latham,
had married a coffee planter, and It was during my
sojourn on the plantation
that I met with the adventure I am about, to relate.
We were driving, one glorious afternoon, through u
lane thnt went zigzag fashion up a high mountain.
1 could not help admiring the plctur-
esqueuess of the tiny, flower decked
cabins which dotted the hillside here
aud there, and not iug that on every vera min sat, or reclined, groups of laughing negroes, I said to my friend:
"1 feel Inclined to envy these black
people when I see how lightly the troubles of life seem to touch them, and to
ask myself If, after all, they, and not
we, are the favored children of nature.
I think, Julia, I should like to be tt
negress Just for one week, In order to
experience what It Is to revel In unlimited sunshine, and drink In Ihe delights
of mere 111 Ing."
My practical friend smiled at this outburst of sentiment,
"If Providence were to grant your
wish, you would return to civilization n
sadder aud a wiser woman. During
your transformation you would become
entangled In lhe trammels of such a.
horribly grotesque superstition that It
ls a question If you could ever afterward entirely shake it off."
"To what do you allude?"
"To the negroes' belief In duppies,"
"In what?" \
"Duppies." t*
"Pray what are they?**      ' ' '
"A duppy is the shadow of a dead
person—the shadow, mind you, of the
body, not of the soul, this having fled
to bliss or woe, as the ease may be. The
duppy is brainless; It Is transparent
and animated with silly malice toward
living people. For some unaccountable reason It does uot appear till the
third day after death. Then, nt the
hour when the death took place, It
strives to enter Its former home, and
It has to be frightened off by the waving of a white sheet at the doors and
windows of the cabin. A crowd assembles for this purpose, and some members of It arc sure to see the duppy.
"There It Is!" they cry. "Keep It out!
ICeep It out!" and then there ls a vigorous flapping of cotton cloth, and the
most awful groans you ever beard. If
once the thing enters the house the little hut becomes uninhabitable, hence
the ninny vacant shanties one comes
across In Jamaica, Just how long the
shadow haunts the earth after the body
has returned to Its original dust 1 could
never ascertain. Is It uot terrible to
think that In this Christian land sueh
a belief can be so firmly rooted In the
native mind?"
"It Is n most ridiculous superstition,"
I answered. "I never heard of quite
•such a nonsensical one."
"It does not seem funny for me at
all," answered Julia Latham with a
very grave face, "but simply horrible.
And there Is something about It even
worse than whnt I hnve told you, for
negroes with unbalanced minds sometimes think they have swallowed duppies, and endure the most excruciating
tortures under the excitement of this
Idea."
Here I laughed aloud.
"Oh, Julia," I exclaimed, "why do you
so Impose on the credulity of your
friend as to tell me this very tall
story?"
"I assure you I am speaking the
truth," she rejoined. "These darkles
think tbo duppies are not only transparent but compressible, nnd under the
form of some sinnll Insect or reptile
they glide down a person's throat. But
since I perceive you are still Incredulous, I will take you to see a girl who
fancies she hns swallowed two of these
evil shadows. Here, Themlstocles,"
cried she to a smnll ebony figure thnt
wns wandering aimlessly about under
a palm tree, "come and hold my horse
while I visit your mother."
The boy came forward, grinning, and
swaying himself from the hips with
that curious appearance of dislocation
with which a pure negro walks. Half
breeds lose this sinuosity of motion In a
great measure, but a negro of pure
blood walks as If tlie upper part ot bis
body were allied only In a perfunctory
manner Io the lower part. The little
ebonite was clothed Iu au exceedingly
diminutive shirt; It hud ouce been
white, but was now of n nondescript
hue.   It wns Ills only garment.
We advanced up the narrow garden
walk to the porch of the whitewashed
shanty with Its bright greeu shutters.
Seated ln a rocking cbnlr was a portly
woman with n yellow turban wound
round her head. She greeted us without rising, belug too Indolent to make
the necessary effort.
"How are you, Dinah?" asked Mrs.
Latham,
"Quite well, thank you, ma'am," she
answered, without stopping the rocking.
"How Is Berenice?"
"Very bad, ma'am; she Is walking up
and down Inside there," Indicating,
with a Jerk of lier thumb over her
shoulder, a room In the cottage, "cause
Julius Caesar and George Smith ls a
fighting so they will allow her no
peace."
We opened the door of the room Indicated, and when our eyes had become
accustomed to the darkness, we saw a
young woman tramping slowly and majestically up and down, like a wild
beast in a cage.
"Berenice!" said Mrs. Latham, and
the great, tall, finely developed girl
halted before her, and gazed mournfully down on her with large, troubled
eyes. "Berenice, I have brought a lady
doctor to see you."
To this Information the girl answered
with an Indifferent Intonation:
"I suppose, ma'nm, she will be like all
the others, nnd not believe n word I say,
so what's the use of troubling her?"
"On the contrary, I believe in you
fully, Berenice," I said.
The girl turned quickly toward me,
and putting her two shapely hands on
my shoulders, looked me In the fnce
with her dog-like eyes. She Beemed endeavoring to discover whether 1 wns in
Jest or in earnest. It was quite a time
before she spoke; nt length she said:
"Do you believe In Julius Onesar and
George Smith, missee?"
"I nm sure I shnll do so wheu 1 know
who they nre," I answered,
"They are my duppies."
"Oh!" '»
"Do you want to know how I en me
to swallow them?"
"Why, of course."
"Let us go out ou the porch and hear
the story," said Mrs. Latham. "This
room Is stifling."
We went out and watched the blazing sun go down In a tropical splendor
of red nnd gold behind the blue hill In
front of us, as we listened to Berenice's tale,
At first she was too agitated to commence It. She walked up and down ln
front of us, declaring that Julius Caesar and George Smith objected to her
sitting. I drew out a little satchel that
I carried with me a certalu gray powder and placed it on lier tongue. This
had the effect of steadying her nerves,
and she began talking ln quite a rational manner.
"Julius Caesar was the baby son of
Mark Antony and Cleopatra, that lived
in the cablu at the foot of the hill. He
died six months ago, and ou the third
dny after his death a lot of us boys and
girls went to keep the duppy out of the
house. At midnight we were very tired.
We had Happed the sheet for an hour
without seeing anything. It was now-
agreed that each of us In turn should
act as watcher. We drew lots, aud the
lot fell on me. Soon I was the only
oue awake ln the whole crowd. The
room was very warm, and I sat by the
window. There was a tree close to It,
and I noticed a movement iu thc
branch nearest me. I fixed my eyes
on the branch nnd saw a little gray
owl that kept hopping nearer and nearer the window. Its eyes were fiery, and
kind of glued themselves on to mine,
and still It hopped nearer and nearer.
Presently It got between the moon and
me, and I saw right through It. The
moon was shining through the little
gray owl! Then I knew what It was,
and opened my mouth to scream, but
before I could do so It flew right lu, and
was down my throat In a Jiffy!"
She paused ln such agitation that It
was Impossible to laugh at her story,
absurd though It was.
"George Smith died soon nfter, nud I
swallowed him (n the form of a cat,"
she went on presently. "They fought
right nway, and I have dreadful times.
Oh, mlssee"—hero the poor girl wiped
her eyes with the corner of her apron—
"I do have dreadful tiniest And If I
don't get up and walk about directly
they begin fighting, I have a (It and
stay ln It till they are tired out. Do
you think yon can cure me?"
"Yes," said I, with a confidence I did
not altogether feel; whereupon tbe poor
girl humbly kissed the hem of my dress
lu token of her gratitude.
Berenice, despite her line, was very
beautiful. She resembled an ebony
statue of Hebe. It was dreadful to
think that so perfectly formed a body
should be cumbered wllh such a ludicrously diseased mind.
Whether rightly or not, I diagnosed
the case as one of acute dyspepsia, and
determined to treat It as sueh.
"Berenice," said I, "It will take some
time to cure you, as Julius Caesar nnd
George Smith will no doubt obstlnute-
ly contest my efforts to dislodge thein,
but In the end I think I shall succeed."
A rapturous look of Joy overspread
her countenance, and she commenced
to slowly revolve, In a kind of rhythmic dance, down the narrow garden
path. It was a weird sight to see hcr
graceful, statuesque figure swaying In
the moonlight. Hcr mother began to
sob hysterically, whether for Joy at her
daughter's prospective release, or grief
at her present eccentric conduct, I
could not tell. Probably she did not
know herself, for these black people are
so emotional that they are stirred up
by every breath of feeling, as tbe bos
om of the sen Is ruffled by the slightest
breeze.
"Come, let us go home," cried Juliti,
suddenly. "There is something hypnotic In Berenice's movements; my
brain begins to reel; if I stay here much
longer, I believe I slin'l be compelled to
Join iii the dance."
It took me several months to effect
the cure of Berenice, and even when
she wus convalescent she refused to
believe In the fuct until she hnd ocular
demonstration thnt the uncanny creatures which tormented lier had been
evicted. Therefore Julia and I constructed two Images, In the form of an
owl nnd n cat, out of cotton batting
soaked iu kerosene oil. I gave Berenice a sleeping powder, and had hcr
carried Into the kitchen of Julia's
house. A bright fire was kindled In
the fireplace, and I then awoke the girl.
"See!" I cried, holding up the Images.
"Here are the mischief makers!"
She at first shrank back ln terror,
then wanted to handle them, but to this
I objected.
"No, Berenice, It would uot be safe.
Maybe they are not realty dead but
only shamming. See, I will put an end
to them once for all." And I threw them
dramatically Into the fire.
As they went in a blaze up the chimney, Berenice uttered a cry of Joy. She
was now perfectly restored to sanity
and good health, and ln her gratitude
was ready to become my slave for life.
But this I would not permit.
I left the Island soon nfter, nnd never
saw my pntlent again; but Julia assures
me, however, that she has not relapsed
Into her former condition, aud her curt
seems complete.—Pennsylvania Grit.
KENTUCKY, MOST POWERFUL BATTLE SHIP IN THE WORLD.
T!
THE  STORY OF A RING.
By the MereBt I'hnm c It Was Restored
to Its Owner.
This Is the story of a wedding ring
that was stolen during the carnival.
Made In tills cily nineteen years ago,
It was placed on the fair Auger of a
rustle maiden nnd worn there until at
one point It was ns tenuous ns a ray of
sunlight. Then It was carefully pack
ed in cotton and laid nway in a bureau
drawer. It was not forgotten, but It
remained untouched for many seasons.
When the week of the carnival ennnr
Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Smith, of Coff-
inan Station, placed their children In
the comfortable spring wagon ami
drove Into town. That night the wedding ring was stolen from their house,
but they did not know It.
Two ilnys Inter Jack Dougherty was
arrested. He was held ns n suspicion,,
character for several days. On his
linger was found an old ring of Hue
gold. At one point 11 wns very thin,
and all In nil It looked ns though It
might he nenrly as old as Dougherty.
"Where did yon get thai ring?" asked Capt. Haze.
"Mc mudder give it to me when she
died," snld Jack, In a broken voice thnt
simulated the deepest grief.
Next dny Dougherty wns set free.
He came to the captain anil asked tliat
the ring be given back to hlm.
"If no one calls for It I'll send It to
you in a week," replied the captain,
nnd Jnck wns compelled to lie content
with these terms. Wheu lie had gone
the captain examined the ring closely
and discerned these words, which had
grown quite faint: "From Douglas to
Emellne."
Two weeks ago Douglas Smith came
ln his spring wagon to serve as n petit
Juror. At the court house some one
chanced to speak of the ring and lold
of the Inscription.
"Why, that ls what Is In my wife's
wedding ring. This Is a strange sort of
thing," said Douglas.
When he returned home lie asked his
wife where the ring wns.
"Why, ln the burenu drawer, to be
sure," answered she.
But when she looked In the bureau It
was uot there; nor wns It to be found
anywhere In the house. So Douglas
Smith got Into thc spring, wagon again
and drove back to town. He -vent
straight to the police station an.l told
of his loss and how he had come lo
hear of tho ring the police had taken
from a prisoner. He described the ring
quite accurately, and It was given to
him.
Jack Dougherty, with his comrades,
had evidently come by way of Coffman
Station to see the carnival ami pick
pockets. Finding uo one lu the farm
house, thoy had raided It aud carried
off the old wedding ring,—Omnhu
World-Herald.
GIRL   USHERS  A  SUCCESS.
front
N. J., Pastor Introduces Them
in His Church,
Because the i hers of his church
were negligent  in attending Sunday
service and slid more so Iu contributing i.r the support of himself nud Hie
church, Iti'v. Maurice Penfleld Kikes,
pastor of Hie First Hnpiisi Church nl
Trenton, \. .1.. decided to Iry an inno-
| vntlon iii attract people pi heur him
j preach  and   Iheir nickels nnrl  dimes
j from Iheir unwilling pockets.    He In-
I trodtlced pretty girls as ushers and Is
I more than pleased with the results of
| lhe lirsl cvprviii-eni.    .Mr   Kikes  hurl
ihe sagacity lo uinkennnoui mcnl of
the fuel lluil the young women would
i .show young folks to their seats anil
lake up lhe collection. He was careful,
loo, lo pick oul six of lhe prettiest girls
I in his Hock, so the church hail more
young men in iis pews thn il hnd ever
before been seen ihere. Every seal iu
the church wns filled long before services were begun, and II was necessary
lo get chairs in ihe aisles. As ushers
Ihe girls were a grand success, but
their best services was given when lhe
lime came to take up the colled Ion.
The innovation doesn't meet wllh lhe
npprovnl of the oilier preachers, who
sny that when people are drawn in a
ihnl the wizards of ihe scalpel may
Bave their lives. Joseph Oavenno, a
Frenchman, was in such a condition
when he allowed the doctors in clean
his heart, lie hail long been a sufferer
from faiiy degeneration of lhal organ,
lie knew he could inn live much longei
when he look lhe chance the scientists
proposed. They cut Joseph's ribs apart,
showing ihe lungs, wilh all their Hue,
shining membranes. These were thrusl
aside and four swlflly moving hands
wovo busily engaged lu scraping the
I'al from the sides of lhe heart. The
entire process covered only a few mo*
incuts. Hui ii was enough. The man
j was dead. The surgeons engaged sent
| a full nccouul of Hie affair lo a medical
Journal.   Thi' law ili.l inn hold ll  |r
nccouul because I ia venue h.-nl lefl .a
paper stating lhal lhe experiment was
tried nt his own request.
Paper .linking In Coi'en.
The best quality ot paper used in
lilnn and Japan Is made lu Coren, The
irreans gather lhe bark of lhe broils,
ini'tin pndhyrifera tree in the spring.
hey souk ihe bark in lye mnde from
ood ashes ami water, beating the
ark until II becomes a so/I pulp. They
ion remove lhe pulp lo large bamboo
•nines, spreading ll very Ihln. anil lei
dry in Hie sun.   When dry ihev cut
Ancient Historical Document,
A Kew Haven ninn Is the owner of n
valuable historical document, the deed
for forty acres of land In Portland,
which wns conveyed In 173:1 to Rev.
Moses Bartlett, for a consideration of
£100. This pnper Is Intact, snve where
It hns been folded. At the conclusion
nre affixed twenty seals of twenty Indians. The seals are of red wax, and
a coin was evidently used In stumping
the seals, as slight truces of a crown
enn be found In several of them. Another peculiar feature of the deed was
the record of the appearance of each
member of the band before a uotary
public and nil on different dates, extending from Nov. 20, 1788, to June 18,
1731.
Mines Abandoned 8,000 Years Ago.
The most ancient copper mines In the
world are those of the Sinai peninsula,
near the gulf of Suez. They wero
abandoned 3,000 years ago, alter having been worked for some hundreds of
years. The process used In tho reduction of the ore ls said to be similar In
principle to that used nt the present
time.
Depends Upon the I,on ir Hi.
Brown—I am satisfied, Judging from
my own experience, that married life
ls the only happy one.
Myers—How long have you beep
married?
Brown—Since last Wednesday.
Myers—I thought so.
church simply for the privilege of look-
lug upon a bevy of pretty girls there
ls uo lasting good to be expected from
It. Hut .Mr. Fikes snys thnt he believes in getting people info his church
nnd he doesn't cure how lie does It, so
long us the means nre legitimate and
honest. It look a long time to take up
the collection, but when it was over
and tlie money counted there wns nenrly $300 to add to the treasury of the
cuurch. Previous to the boxes going
around Mr. Fikes announced that the
Lord loves a cheerful giver. "Give
freely and cheerfully," he snld, "nnd
the Lord, ns well ns these good girls,
will appreciate It." Then the pretty
ushers stnrled out for the money. And
they got It. Men who hnd always been
very careful (0 select pennies for the
contribution box recklessly lossed In
quarters nnd half dollars tbat dny, .i'liil
not one went nway from the church
without the cheering assurance thnt
the smile he got from the girl who took
his money wns Ihe sweetest of them
nil.
the pulp lu squares and press it with
Iheir feet. The paper Is very tough,
ns llie fibres of the WOOd lire not broken
bin beaten soft. All Ihis work is done
by hand. Poorer qualities of paper are
mado In the sonic wny from the senilis
of wood.—Earth and Man,
The Minister's Salary.
Deacon Skinflint—We've foiled again
thlsyenr. Mr. Dominie. Cnu't raise half
your salary.
Good minister-Xo matter, I have
had myself appointed a missionary to
the heathen, and will soon bc iu the
pay of the Board of Missions.
Deacon Skinflint—Air ye golu' to
Africa?
Good minister—Xo; I shall stay right
here.—Xew York Weekly.
M-M-Ml
Oh. don'l I hue my lady?
Alui-iiiiii-iii.'    Yijii ought lo see
llrrw she collies mil li, meet  ine
An.l j-".'* wandering ..fl' with me,
With li.-r i-hecks so like a blossom
Ami her neck so Hire ihe snows-
Ob, don'l I love my little girl'
M-ui-ni!   Nobody knows!
he
Ob, don't I l.,ve in,- lady?
Min-iniii-in!    I'oil oligbt to
'J>he little name she culls uie
When she whispers in nil par,
Willi he- eyes s„ brigbl mid dauclug
Till aiy heart a-patter goes
Oli. don'i | |0ve my little girl?
.Min in!   N-rtwdy knows!
- New York Press.
We parted long
her soul ro
What hast
THE VOICE OF GOD.
HE new United Stales battle ship Kentucky will be the most powerful
war bunt in the navy. The Kentucky is one ,.f four Bister ships, nil of
which will soon be Hnislieil. The Kentucky bears nn her forward nnd after
deck n double turret. Each of these turrets curries two iliirteeti-incli guns. X.r
I'-uroperiii power lias placed mi ihe deck of a wnr ship nny guu more thnu twelve
inches, lhlis can the Kentucky strike ah'ow with which Hie power of no other
ship can compare. A single blow of this kind would disable, if nol sink, thc
strongest ship of battle afloat. Krororbow and stern the Kentucky cun lire simultaneously n Ihirteen-ineli gun. The Kentucky will draw only twenty-five feet
of water, three feel less than the lightest boats now on tbe sea. Slie will he
able to sail Into nil the limbers, and can lie docked with less dilliculty than Ihe
three other bants now building. The "wnlst-lire" consists uf frnirii.cn live-Inch
quick-firing gnus nnrl the second batteries will be composed uf twenty slx-pounder
rapid-firing, six one-poiiuder nmi four machine guns. Two military'tops, mounting gnus, complete lire ship's armament, which is fnr heavier than Hint of nnv
ship of lhe Kentucky's displacement In the world. No wnr ship enn deliver more
metal in n broadside than enn Ibe Kentucky, nnd none will have the ready concentration of lire. The feature of the Kentucky is llie form at her turrets, which
is quite new. 'There is n large saving in weight, which gives the limit more room
for heavy iirinaiiicnl anil more powerful niuehibery for propulsion. She will
onrr.v 1,210 Ions of coal, which will enable her to stenm 0,000 miles al tho rate
of ten knots nn hour.
N the cold of a v inter's
night, benenth the yellow glare of a city lamp,
n tall ninn stood with :i
little weary child.
A cruel wind blew the
rain around Ihem. Il
dashed it Into the man's
face, so that If trickled
down his chin nud fell
nn the brown head try-
riddle against his
ing i
eon i.
A
eble
ry broki
cry
the little fellow
nnrl    alarm.
Daddy.      Take
homei"
A shudder shoe
In  foot.     A  sob  i
could mil spenk.
now nmi iheii from
-n cry of protestation
Daddy—Daddy   cruel
our.
me
head
£ tin' man Ir
i-c iii his throat- hi'
His arms went more
closely round the Utile Irmly leaning
against Iii nt, and lie began to move mi
slowly nmi to mix with lire crowd.
"Daddy, daddy, lake mc home!"
"Ah, Christ!"
**li was nol an rrriih. I.ul the pitiful,
appealing cry of a broken spirit. The
ninn 111 him was crushed ami tortured;
liis lieari was hi ling Itself i•> death.
Love I'm* his wile ami child had given
ihis man a soul, Evil pns..lo:is had
hiirnl ihoinselves out before Ihe tire of
thai pure devotion; a mighty tenderness had sprung up with the light ::i
his baby's ryes.
Wonderful future schemes for the
happiness of mother nnd child had
filled his leisure moments and made
the music of his life. He had worked
bravely and cheerfully, he h.-nl been
lender ami true ami patient, and his
love hnd Iniighi him lo pray.
Ile had been al peace   and happy.
And now his heart was broken.
The cruel whirl blew [lie ruin round
them nnd dashed it coldly into their
fneps; Inn oilier drops Ural were not
rain fell nn lhe curly head of ihe child.
When n brave man weeps there nro
tears nf blood thai well up from his
heart and blind his eyes: ami no power
mi earth can heal the wound below.
The fretful wail of a little voice, Ihe
frightened clinch of chubby fingers
only inaile iIn- agony more intense.
There Is uo ponce to be found in anything when despair lir-t rushes wiih all
Its force into n human soul.
"1 wnnl my uioilier!"
"Hllb.V -iliivr n 1   I I,ihi you    you've no
mother.'"
'The noise nmi lhe glare rr
hind a I Inst. There is a I
streel and a narrow bridge
water creeping beneath, ll.
quid to think in at last.
By ihe edge of the wall is a seat cnl
In the stone. The ninn sits down In
one corner of it. nnd after looking cure-
*.■ lefl bong, silent
and dark
■e Ihere is
"Alas, I cannot loll
ago."
"But to thee wast glvei
bring to the throne of Gorl
thou to sny?"
"I have nothing lo say."
"The love of ull tin- world dwelled!
beyond these gates.   Ilnst ihoti love in
plead I by en use?"
"I  left  the earth because lhe onrlh
was full of sorrow.    My  trouble was
greater Hum I could hear."
"You Hed from pain—but God did not
call Ihee here.   God had appointed thee
a precious tusk.    To those alone who
pass Ihrough the furnace of living pain
can lhe crown of peace be given. Would
I might help thee, but none can save
thee uow.   As thou forsook Ihy trust, so
hns thy (Joil forsaken Ihee."
Then he knew Ills worst forebodings
were fulfilled.    He stretched out his
arms and would have cried for inerey,
but heaven grew dim and far nway.
and with it the sad face of the speaker
vanished forever from his sight.   Then
n cold, bitter blast rushed down upon
him nnd he wns cast shuddering upou
his fnce.
*******
"Daddy, duddy, wake!"
With a start (lie sleeper opened his
eyes and looked up.   On the seat where
hi. hail  her.n lying his little boy had
climbed nnd was now nigging wllh ull
his small might nt his father's coat uud
peering down horror-stricken Into his
face.
"ii. daddy, daddy!   I've finished nil
my prayers—but you wouldn't wake—I
couldn't make you wake.'"
"Never mind, my little darling—never
mind It now,   We're going home—we're
I going home—we're to go back home -
: ufter nil.   o. Sammy, Sammy!"
.......
Still Inter, but on lhe same night, a
I man footsore and weary, sal by a vvlli-
■ dow, watching,
111 lhe snme room,  "i hah-    md
rolled round with a blnnke i, iva   a lit-
1 ih' buy sleeping heavily.    Close to tlio
lire was an empty porrldg**! bowl, nud
over iii,. back uf a chair some clothes
hnd I n spread mil lo .Iry
The night crept on ami the gray dawn
came, but ihe watcher hnd inn moved,
nnrl Hie blind was nor drawn down.
Hui wlnii lie was waiting it came at
last.
A shadow crossed lhe win.low. a low
but certain cry of p..in disturbed the
silence nf the street outside.
Then the ninn ruse. ninl. moving
Slowly lo lhe door, opener! il very wide.
At Ills feet on the slop n woman crouched and moaned. When he spoke she
lifted up a hunl. despairing face.
"Nell!"
"I'm going—I'm going nl once. I
never mennt to come, bul something •
the child "
"Hns he loft you?" (
"yes. I'm glnd of It. though."
"What nre you going to do?"
"Tu live, you mean? n. there are
ways—It don'l matter—I'm past fretting for, you know." 'Then, "Hob!
you've been good to nre always—you'll
be    good    to   tin'   child,   now   that -
now "
"It's cold oul here-you're shivering,
loo. hiss- there's n lire inside."
Bui ihe woman staid nn lier knees,
clinging weakly tn lire hands put mil lu
help her up.
"Koli-Kob! Yuri dou'l mean It—
you're dreaming Kob! Why, I've broke
yov heart- I know I've broken it. I
can't never come bnck hero. I wish I
wns dead!"
Hut Ihi' limn wns strong ninl ho lnnl
raised her iu his arms.
"Nell—It'll    Ire   hard—mighty  hard,
fully in innl.c sure lhal lhe boy sleeps | for lsnh of us—lint we'll try, Gorl help-
:in watch the : lug us!   An' Nell—there's a little chap
Cleaning a Mini's Heart,
Every day we hear of sonic wonderful doing by the doctors. So strange
are the achievements at times that people apparently sick uulo death will
tako all sorts of chances In the hopes
Wanted an Heirloom,
Clerk—1 wouldn't like to cut this
piece of lace Just for one yard, madam;
und, besides, that Isn't enough to trim
anything. i
Shopper—Oh, I didn't want It for
trlmmlwg; but It's so nice to have a
piece of lnce about the house as i
heirloom, you know,—Puck.
Any girl who raves over a fool-ball
player would prove to be foud of gritty
gooseberry pie.
turns round so lhal Ir
rleep water below.
"It will br' mortal cold," he tells himself, "anil awful Just at first. Hut then
it will soon be over, ami better ami
easier thnn years of pain, God would
punish him uf course, bin only hlm. He
woui; understand how sorely he had
been templed, and he would not make
the punishment too hunl. He would
let liini lie wilh liis boy ni lasl. Hadn't
Ihey only got each oilier?"
The child moved uneasily, and Ihe
man bent over hlm caressingly, anxious even nl such a luomeul that nothing might be lhe mailer, lie peered
nl lhe closed lids mnl pushed some hnlr
bnck very tenderly from ihe high, inolsl
forehead.
"lluil bless hlm." lie Ihlnks. Then,
"he sent hlm Ihis sleep, he didn't mean
llllll to know. II will be Jusi like going
to bed for hlm. bin wiili n beautiful
morning al the end,"
In u minute II should I. ■ done.
It wns terribly cold. Like BtaUblng
lee, nnrl being drawn down lino a great
crack. Bill after llie rush und horror
of ll Ibe stillness came, mnl then dnrk-
ness, and space, and solitude.
It was lonely lu this Valley of Shadow. Hut when It was past there was
a uew light everywhere.
The spirit of Ihis man wntehed and
waited. Hi' hnd lost bis child In the
valley, but did not doubt he made one
of the ninny radiant beings gliding
quickly past hlm with their heavenly
guides.
At the end of a long time he reached
the shining gates', nnd Ihrough ihe bars
be heard sweet music and caught
glimpses of an eternal paradise,
Such rejoicing be hail dreamed of
sometimes when oo earth, but it
brought hlm no pence or comfort now.
lie stoorl motionless, waiting and tearing he knew not whnt, when his eyes
lighted on n child angel standing near
the gale, nud In that pure and lovely
countenance he recognized his son.
Bui tho Joy that leaped Into his fnce
faded ns suddenly ns It came. There
was a great und terrible reproach ln
the eyes that met his own—the sadness
there could have ninilc hlm weep.
"Where is my mother?"
"I know not—how could I know? I
left her long ago upon the earth."
"She has passed the Valley of the
Shadow since.   Where Is she now?"
le waiting to be put to bed,    He
rolled in n blanket—wc couldn't Hml
his shirt.   *   •   *"
Ou the Hum- of lhe collage n man
ninl woman knell together, gazing
j yearningly Into ench other's sorrowful
| eyes- and round each neck wnf a l,,v.
i Ing little arm. nnd a sleepy baby voice
{ was ihe only sound they hoard.-Chi-
o Tribune.
11 litlik.1,1 ii or Yenyrnehrohenhliri.
The Pekin Gazette of June 7 Inst con-
tains n memorial from the Chinese general In command nl Kuldjn, nsklng thn
emperor to sanction mi avatar, A certain ruler—mini'.rl Kiiug-mu-pu-t'ii-kun-
ihe emperor in ihe 'UOs, when tiie Mohammedan rebels hnd overrun all the
country round. Ilo has died; and lire
niii-pnju-p'ii-ohun held Tnrbagnlnl for
.Mongol trlls'S among Whom he dwelt
nre anxious to hnve blur on--e more
nmong thein. At their request, accordingly, the memorialist "begs (hat a
special edict may In' Issued granting
permission to tha heroic soul buttikhtU
to become nn avatar—In other words,
Hint his spirit be permitted by specinl
grace of the throne to become re-etn-
borlled, lo serve ngnlu the snored dynasty for the preservation of which he
fought so valiantly." 'The emperor assents, nnd appoints hlm. beforehand,
Hiitiikhtii of lire Monastery or Yenyln-
chichenhun.—London Saturday Review,
The Richest Town.
The richest town In the 1'uited States
Is Brookllne, near Boston, lis population ls l7,(Xio, and valuation $00,000,000,
yet It Is governed Ihrough ihe typical
Xew England town meeting. It has n
public library containing 45,000 volumes, a $300,000 high school, a $40,000
free bathing establishment, nnd sjiends
$1011,000 a year on Ils parks and well-
shaded streets. Boston would gladly
annex It. but Urookline prefers to go
ou ns It ls.
Antithetical Advice.
Somebody gives the following null-
thetlcul ndvlee: "Hrlnk less, breathe
more; eat less, chew more: ride less,
walk more; clothe less, bntlie more;
worry less, work more; wasteless, give
more; write less, rend morel preach less,
practice more."
Xo woman post lo years of age enn
look cunning by glunclng out of the
corner of her eyes. THE   MINER.
.IHE MINEB l» printed orr Saturday., nn.l wl
*    be mulled to any addroMiti Ca la or the
United States lororre >enr on receipt ol two
dollars,   angle copll   r*. .1- coins.
COKygACT .VIirrllTISKMKNTSiirs.rl. .lutllic
mw of t- per column inch per month,
.TKANrMl-S**.'   AUXKIlTISEMKXTS inserted  ul
the rate of 15 cents per nonpareil Hue lirsl
Insertion.    Advertlsemeilta   running (01 a
shorter per}od ll.&n three months ure iruisseil
transient
OOBB89EQHPBNCE (rom   every  pari  of  the
yale District and coinmuiiipiul'-iiri rii'Qu i|ve
topic*   always   acceptable.   Sen.
news while it is fresh, und
refit.
J*OB rRIXTINU turned out III flrsUrlass stvl
at the shortest pojlce.
Addree.* }'. li  MyCUtTl'll <fc SON,
GIUNI- 1'ollKS, B. I.'.
your
will do the
SATURDAY, JANUARY 15.
Carson Lodge 1. O. O. F. No. 37-
I   /-.   r**   T?    MEETS  EVKUV   SATURDAY
i. U. U. f. evening ats o'olook br tiiolr
hill at Carson, B   0,   A cor.li.il lnvilallorr ir
ended .,,Kll»'.:ou™,«i;;.,n-AUliNN(.
4. (J, COJJW(TO|j, H. S- '
p
Church Notice.
BESIIYTEBIAN   CHURCH—Services
Snhhnth In (he
ery
a. and 7*80
Sab-
('Inrrcli nt 11 11.
p- m. In tho si'liool room nt Grand l;
I,nth seiiool 10r.1l) a. 111. ln lhe school room
At Carson weekly n p. m.
KETTLE RIVER VALLEY RAILWAY
Within the past week events of irn-
pnrtince in the railway silj^tio,* us 1,
einetis this section nave taken place.
A short time ago when the notice of
application for the Kettle River Valley
Railway appeared, an expression of appreciation wus given by th.. |,eq|,ifj of
this section, which is. to be directfv affected by the constiuctlou o! the road.
' No*, however, tbat the time is near at
h»ji'd whe'n ffijj ."ipplic tion for the charter will be laid before Parlamcnt. it is
but right that the most emphatic- commendation of the scheme should be
forthcoming from tbe lioundary country,
wncre the fullest el»ectg ofthe binding uf this line of railway will be felt more
directly than any where else within the
province.^This opinion bu taki,n form
and a respectful, yet emphatic petition
has ue**n'prepared for pieeentation to
Parliament, which sets forth cloarly the
leisons why, in the interests tiot onjy cf
this 'particular section, but of the whole
country  this charter should be granted.
At.tbis particular time it will be an
advantage to look at the true position,
especially as to what tlie ultimate advantage ot competitive railway accomodation means to this sectiun o( tliecoun-
ind in  illustrating  thi:
hy, anil in illustrating tuts, we
do better than  glance over (he history
of thc Corbin   roads   already   built into
and operating in Britisb^Columbfa,
When thc Nelson & Fo'rt' ShepparJ,
I0<J was built, the country through
which it tuns was a wilderness and Nelson a small isolated^town, appealing to
a stranger, to be i-lmost on thc verge of
entire disappearance.
The Slocan country lo the north was
without direct communication with the
oujsiq*. -,, orld, and not another company
or railroad man ou.tsidc oi i+r, Coibin
would ajtempt to give it relief, or risk a
dollar In building a railway into a country which up to that time was practically
undeveloped."* To-day tue country along
the entire' pine from W'aneta to Nelson
is rapidly developing, many mines beip.jj
IJeinze's Columbia and Western line to
the smelter at Trail. The banding ol
freight is a very simple and inexpensive
transaction, and use of that privilege
will enable the mine owners of this district to avail themselves of competition
in both freight rates and smelter
charges, for ,vc assume Mr. Heiuze will
also build his railway in here, as he
holds a bonus lor it Irom the Provincial
government.
It will therefore be apparent that the
K. R. V. road will act as a feeder to the
provincial customs smelters in southern |
b. C. while at the same time giving thc
producing mines of this ireclion an opportunity of shipping to foreign smelters, il they lind it to be to their advantage to do 50.
It mujt not be lost Slight of, hov/ever,
and we feel 1 onvinced Mr. Corbin understands it peilectly, that it is the opinion of ^the best authorities throughout
this section, and experts who have
visited it iron*, the qutsjde as well, tbat
the great bulk of Bmndary Creek ores
will be treated locally. This opinion
now almost universally concurred in by
a'l having an intimate knowledge ol
this district, is founded on the exceptional seli-llux'ng (qualities oi the ores
here, and the poculiar conformation oi
the country, which makes their transportation to suitable central points,
where reduction works will bp estab'
lisbcd, tl cpmparitiyely easy matter. In
yrcw therefore ol the certainty of local
tre.tment, assured for the above reasons, the necessity for the most complete communication with all points,
American a** well a* Canadian is most
pressing, and no effort should be spared
to impress this fact on the dominion
government, who are now asked to
grant a ci,arter to the K. R. V. fuad.
It will therefore be apparent that the
chief traffic over the K. R. V. line, will
bo in transporting goods and appliances
into this country instead of carrying thc
ores out of it for treatment, at smelters
located in other sections oi B. C. or in
the United Statos,
In considering this proposition the
fact should not be overlooked, thot it
was the competition of the Corbin railways, and the means Ihey furnished ol
reaching American smelters that Canadians have to thank for tli; tremendious development in West Kootenay,
which has already induced the investment of millions of outside capital, and
1-jas made the name of liritish Columbia
known in every earner oi thc civilised
world, (t is not reasonable to suppose
that the influence tbat brought such remarkable results o.rt of the mountain
wildernesses of West Kootenay will be
denied a chance to operate lor the benefit ol this section, especially as Mr. Cor-
cannotl bin is asking no bonus, and will build
his own road out of bis own pocket.
Under sucli circumstances we have no
doubt lie will be granted.. .*\s he c*jrta)nly
deserves and the country's needs de-
maned he should be, the charter to construct the Kettle River Valley Railway.
Peforfi closing thi*; article we wish to
point out the fact that today, were it
possible to dispose ol thc ore, there are
a number of mines sufficiently developed in thc boundary country to produce a veiy largu tunnago, which has
been estimated by different authorities
at different times from a daily output of
500, to 3,000 tons. There is no teason-
able doubt but what the latter is perhaps a high estimate,, still t'cc lower figure will bo exceeded to  a very great
section is that a mayor and four aldermen are necessary to constitute a legal
board, or a mayor and three aldermen,
is a question lhat is open for discussion.
The object of tbe MINER in calling
the attention of the public to these facts
is purely for the purpose of avoiding
the possibility of there being any chance
of a question of illegality as to the proceedings of the council in the future.
Mr. R. Hewitt and his friends have
claimed during the catr.paign, the
present council was illegally elected and
that eveiy'.hing done by them could
be set aside. If these things exist, v.e
fail to see how the city can pos ibly be
an, better oft' in tbat re;pect than it
is at present, unless the necessary
available steps to legalize all past and
present irregularities in connection with
civic business is taken advantage of.
In order to avoid complications in the
future the Miner wculd suggest that
steps at once be taken to lay the facts in
thc p-emises before tho proper authorities, and thereby obtain the reliof necessary to legalise thc work of the old council, making at the same time provisions
for a new election, which will enable a
[ull board to be chosen, who can legally
hold tbjiir seats, thus extricating the
city from its present predicament, and
insming it a council capable of dealing
with its affairs, who are possessed of a
complete and unquestionable standing.
Theie seems to be adispositipn on the
part of both sides who have taken part
in this election to let matters go on
smoothly, but it is evidently a mistake
to do so, lor ihe simple reason that an
illegal proceeding is not less serious, because both parties to it carry it on
equally, besides, the longer it is carried
on the more complicated and extreme
the danger becomes, and the municipality cannot aft'ord to take chances of
the kind, where lelief is possible, and if
applied for as it should be, will cost but
Utile.
Elected Officers.
At the annual meeting of the Combin'
ation Mining and Milling company held
in Spokane, Washington, Deccmbrr 27,
1807 and elected the following officers:
Cyrus Haply, president; J. D. Hinkle,
vice-president; F. J. Whaley, secretary;
John F.Youi:g,trea'urer;C E Bartholin
mew, and W. E. Pearse, of Spokane;
and Wm. Monteilb, Victoria, direclois.
This company's Combination mineral
claim extended near the junction of
Eholt and lioundary creeks, and it was
voted to resume work on the property
at once.
MINERAL   ACT   1896.
CEBTIEICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS.
[I., S.j THOS. R. MCINNIS.
CANADA.
PROVINCE OF BRITISH COLUMBIA.
VICTORIA, hy the Grace ol God, of the United
Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland,
QUBBir, Defender of the Faith, &c„ $o.t Ac,
To Our faithful the Memlrtrrs eloeled (o serve in
the Legislative Assembly ol Our Province of
British Columbia at Our City ol Victoria
GltEETISO.
A PROCLAMATION.
A. G. Smith,
Deputy   AU'y-Generah
■ 1 -— -'J.  '  U..L rj^
NOTICE.
Mountnin Rose Mineral Claim, situate In the
Grand Korks Milling Division ol Yale Distiict    Where  located; -Summit Ciinui  pn
Enst ol the Eiillrra Mineral claim,    '
TAKE NOTICE that I W.T. Smith, free miner s
I   certificate No. 89112, irrteud, sixty days (rom
the date hereof, tp apply to the Mining Bcr-or-
derlor n certificate ol Improvements, for the
nurnoieof obtaining n Orrnvn Grant of the above
olaim.   An.l further lake notice that action, under Kcplion 37, must he I'liinrreiic'd before the
issilriiiccrif sii(h6i'itllIr'nteril*r]ui,rovemeiits.
Plltea this -Ull day of October, 13'J7.
The board of trade organized last
Wednesday afternoon is capable of exerting a great iniiuence in tho interest
ol the distiict if properly managed.
As important legislation affecting the
interests of this section will be introduced in both the Provincial and Dominion
house during the sessions, it is important
that on such matters thero should be a
full f,nd unanimous expression of opinion from our citizens, and there is no
more effective way to obtiin it than
through the channels of aboard cf trade.
In order that the work of this organization should be as effective as possible it
should receive the encouragement of
every citizen of this section.
in operation, and shipping regularly, to
either the Nelson smelter, or out to the
American reduction vyurks, just as the
mine owners find will suit their best interests, while ores from Sandon are delivered over the Corbin system at Den-
verjfor a smaller -»harj,e per Jofi than
tlie Central Pacific rates from the Wood
River country in Southern Idaho, although ihe haul Irom the latter place is
one thousand miles shorter than from
Sandon. This illustrates the immense
advantage that competing railway lines
givii to i$ i}ew mineral producing section,
which is without tbe means of local treatment for the product of its mines.
" Wcr is the Salmon River, Nelson and
plbcan diyisio^' the only sections that
are  deriving a direct  and suWanoial
degree, and it is absolutely certain that
within a very short time of the assurance ot railway communication the {ML-
put of \l,e Boundary Creek mines will
largely exceed the apparently high estimate of 3,00a tons per day.
It in not reasonable that such a district, developed as it is at present, and
capable of such tremendious expansion,
should be longer handicapped, in fact,
strangled by denying it every possible
facility likely to assist its legitimate
progress.
Solicitor Cayley trust.feel grati
fied lo learn that his opinion relative tP
the collecting of taxes by the city for the
last ball of 1897, was sustained by thc
best legal advice obtainable in the pro
vince. 	
MINERAL ACT 1896.
CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENT^
NOTICE.
Number Four mineral  claim  situate .III
7* ■  ,....*...i 1...1.L.. „,i,,i.,i. I
the
Grand Fiilks'iniiiliig Divison of Vatc district.
Where located:—lu Central cninp-
TAKE NOTICE I John A. Coryell as agent for
I Henry While free miner's certificate No.
K7S.il and M. W.Pnhiierslou free miner'scertlll-
culc No. CIA, Intend, sixty days from thc date
Irereof, to niiply to the Mining Recorder for cerliliente of improvenieuis, for Hie purpose of obtaining a Crown grant of the above
olaim,
\ii-l further take notice that action, under
section 'Si, mrrst be corniiien.ied before the issuance of such certificate ol improvements.
.ll'HN A. CORYEI.L.
Dated this llth dav of September. 1SU6.
WHEREAS We arc
desirous and resolved*, as sooir aB may be, lo meet Our people of
I Our Province o( British Columbia, nnd to have
their advice ill Our Legislature:
NOW KNOW YE, thut for dtvers causes and
, considerations, and taking into consideration
tlreoase uud convenience of Our loving subjects, We have thought fit, by and  with tlie
Indvlceof Our Executive Council of the Prov-
I inco of UrttishColumbia,tp hereby convoke,and
by these presenls enjoin yi',11,11111! each of yod.
1 that on Thursday, lhe Tenth day of thii month
i of February, one thousand eight hundred and
ninety.eight, you meet Us in Ourseid Legislature or Parliament ol Our suid Province, at Our
City ol Victoria, FOR  THE   DISPATCH   OF
BUSINESS, to treat, do, act, nnd couclude upon
(hose things which In Onr Legislature ol the
Province ot British' Columbia, by tlio Common
Counflflof Our said Province may, by the lavor
of God be ordained.
Is Tkstimonv WUEBKOF, We have  caused
these our I.ettors to be made  Patent,
aud lire Great Seal of the said Province
tu bo hereunto alllied:   Witnebb, 'he
Honourable Thomas R. McInnis, Lieu*
tirnant-GIivenor Of Our said I'roviiiceol
liritish Columbia, In Our City of Victoria,
In Our said Province, this thirtieth day
of December, In the year of Our Lord one
thousand eight  hundred   and   ninety-
seven, and in thc sixty-Ilrst ycarof Our
Are Vou Insured? jobhbqn,' a* n,., Mine
olliee and have write yov a policy
NOTICE.
Vernon, Osovoos, Kettle River nnd Grnnd Forks
Mining Divisions ol Vale District.
NOTICE IS HEREBY given thnt all placer
clniins legally held in tlie Vernon, Osoyoos,
Kittle River iniilGraud Forks Mining Divisions
ol Yule District, II 0„ nre laid ovcr from the
16th dav of November, 18'.'7, to the 1st 'lay of
juho,lira. '•iA*,1' ■jA^,"!,y'
Gold Commissioner.
Osoyoos, B. C„ Nov. 13th '.1*17.	
The Bar of The
Grand FORKS HOTEL,
Contains all tl|e Famous Liquors of the Present day. The
Cigars are from reliable makes
am} give out, when in action,
an aroma that sents the Irv}-
mediate atmosphere with an
odor that is pleasing to the olfactories of man.
In the billard room of this
hotel the ivory spheres can be
sent in motjon wheneyer the
Public desires.
CHAS. VAN NESS, Prop.
Sppkane Falls &
Northern,
Nelson & Ft. Sheppard,
Red Mountain Railways.
P.eiltll
y Command.
JAMES BAKER,
Provincial Secretary.
NOTICE.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT AN Application will be made 10 the Parliraent of
Canada at Hie next session I hereof, for eject to lncurporatc a Company to construct and
maintain a railway from a point on the International Boundary Ltne at or near CascadcUty,
Ilrilish Columbia, tlicnco in a westerly direction following Ihe valley of the Kettle river to
a point on the said Boundary Line, nt or near
Carson, also from another point on the said
Boundary Line at or near Midway, thence northerly, following thc valley of Boundary creek
to a point about tweuty (20) miles north of Midway, wilh powsr to construct, end maiptftln
branch lines'and at thetaiU BonriUaiy Lino to
connect wilh and to operate the whololncon-
liinctiun with thc Railway Lino ol the Spokane
Falls and Northern Railway Company, with
power lo the company lo 1!instruct, operate and
maintain telegraph .-.lid telephone lines, as well
tor commercial purposes as the business of Hie
railway, and for all other necessary and usual
powers.
Dated the tlh day of December. A. D., 1807.
BOUWEl.1., Irvino a Doit,
Solicitors for the Applicants.
The Only All-rail Route,without change
*   of cars, between Spokane, R0347
land and Nelson,
DAlf.Y EICKl'T SUNDAY.
Going North.                                   going Boutl)
12:12 a. m MARCUS  B:'18p. in.
Close Connections at Nelson with steamboats
for Kaslo and all Kootenay Lako Points.
Passenger! for Kettle River and Boundair
Creek connect i|t Marcus with stage dally.
MINERAL ACT, 1896.
CESTIFICATE OF IMR0VEMENTS.
NOTICE, ,      ,.
B. C. Mineral Claim' (Lot im2) situated IP tpo
Grand Forks .Mining Divison of Yale District,
Where loeriteilr-suinmit Camp near the Ontario Mineral claim.             '.
TAKE NOTICE lluil I Isaac H. Hallett, as ngent
I for Albert Keough, Free Miner's certilicate
No t.'17'iy intend, sixty thivs from the date hereof, tonpplv to lire Milling Recorder for a certificate of improvements, for the purposo of obtaining 11 Crown Grnntof the Above claim.
And further lake notice that action, iinilei'section :i7, mrrst be commenced before lho Issu
auce of such certificate of improvements.
Dated this llth dny of November, 1BU'
I. H, 1I.HI.
* i!l7.
KT.
CALitoRNiANS are agitating the celebrating ol the jubilee of the discover*/
of gold in that state, Tbe date was
January 24, 1848.
Mavqu Scott, of Uosskn*^, like P..
lleweit, when itcame to the test, "turned his friends down," by withdrawing
from the race.
benefit from the operation of Mr. Corbin's
railways.   Since tbe completion of bis
brancK, the Red Mountain Railway, iu
to Rossland, that'cily, and the  mines
surrounding it, have nad the benefit of
competinoi, in Ireight  andj passenger
rates,  and   to-day is   accorded as low
freight rates as any city in this part ol
Wester nAmerica, the whole of which, as
wait '.is iriuJi of  the  tremendious   development of tbe mineral resources of
that camp, is largely due to the reasona-
ble|transportation .charges, and quick
connection with thc outside world given
it by Mr.   Corbin's system of railways.
We are not under   valuing the Columbia r'y Western,  and   C. P. R.  service,
but we are simply trying to place the
situation exactly as it exists before the
leaders of this paper.   It seems certain
that the Corbin railways have made tbe
wondertul development of West Kootenay possible, and what the Nelsou ana
Fort Sheppard,and Red Mountain roads
have done for West Kootenay, the Kettle River Valley road will accomplish
for South Lt,stern \.ale
i  It may seem that the K. R. V.  road,
which is to be a branch of the American
railway system, must be detrimental to
the best interests of tbis country, as   a
whole, as it will simply act as a feeder
to its big American connections, but a
glance at the exact condition of affairs
shows how utterly absurd this coritnn*
tion is.   lit is a well known fact that the
Smelter Nelson is fitted up specially for
the treatment of copper-gold ores, which
this section produces in such abundance,
and a glance at  the  rnaip  shown  distinctly that the Corbin railways traverse
the only natural route'between  West
JC lotenay    and'   ijouth     Yale,     and
tiat     the     distance      (roifa      praid
Forks to the smiilter at Nelson at the
foot of Ko&tenay lake* is very little if
will  fce  over  Mr.
THE MLlNICIPA-**'  MUDDLE.
The second municipal election of the
City of Crand Forks was held last Tuesday according to the advertised program, and passes into tho annals of
civic history as being one ol the moat
complete farces ever enacted in any
community. The only subjectreilly accomplished was, that it sho-vs the public sentimont of the community, and demonstrates the fact beyond a qoubt,
that il is impossible under the provisions of the existing Municipal Acts to
obtain in this cit/, sufficient eligible
material from which to elect a mayor
and board of Aldermen, Thin condition of affairs is certainly to be regretted, but is principally due to the town
being but recently incorporated, causing a lack of residents who have had
their property registered for a sufficient
timg to enahle them to qualify under
the general act, Had this election not
taken place for a few months, matters
would be diiferent in this respect no
doubt. That outside of the lour elocted
there are only three others residing in
the city who are legally qualified to fill
the office of alderman, is certainly a
novel etate of affairs.
Qwingto numerous alledged irregularities in connection with the conduct
of this election, ft seems certain tbat the
whole affair i-i illegal, and there can be
no good reason given, why the necessary proceedings to legalize the present
and past acts of the city ccuncil, ahould
not be taken immediately.
llesldes these facts, according to section 7 of the letters patent incorporating the City of (jrand Forks, there is
some doubt as to whether or not a
mayor and three aldermen will constitute a legal board. Thesection referred
to reads as follows:
Tho Mayor and Aldermen elected at
sucb first election shall hold office until
his successor, or a majority of their sue.
ccs90Ts,tiave been sworn in* unless he
or thciy shall die or resign or become
disqualified,
THE COLUMBIA & WESTERN.
Col. Topping, of Trail, Looking After
Mr. Heinze's Interests.
Col. Topping, oqe of the owners of the
town-site of Trail, B.C., was an arrival
in the city last Saturday evening. Mr.
Topping just dropped in to feel the
public pulse to ascertain how it beats
relative to passing resolutions asking
the government to give to the Columbia
& Western Railway the Dominion subsidy of rp8,ooo per mile. That the people arc in earnest regarding tho building
of a railroad into tbis section he was
sully convinced, but at thc same time he
was ii formed that they wouM not encourage .any company who was not willing to satisfy them, that 111 the event of
their obtaining the assistance asked for
from the government, who was not willing to give krr.ple assurance that they
would commence actual construction
within a specified time. Not being authorized to speak for Mr. HcinZe in this
respect Mr. Topping concluded after
interviewing theci'.i?en»of Grand Forks,
Carson, Greanwood, and vicinity, that
without he was authorized to speak for
Mr. Heinze in this respect it would be
useless for him to undertake to call
meetings throughout the district in the
interest of the Columbia & Western.
Mr. Topping left on Tuesday morning's stage for home for the purpose of
obiaining the proper authority to spoak
lor Mr. Heinze regarding these points
and expects 10 return and hold a series
of public meetings in every tovyn
throughout the district.
any greater than ij
School Election.
The task of selecting a school trustee
from among the cil'zsns of Grand Forks
will take place next Thursday, the 20th
inst.
In making thi-: selection, a cool, level
headed citizen should be chosen, and he
must bc of good character. Dr. Stanley Smith, whose namo has been mentioned for this office, has declined standing for election, '.v,id the many friends of
I. A. Densmore are of tbe opinion that
he would bi a most suitable person for
that position, Mr. Densmore is one of
the old residents of Grand Forks, has a
good level head and bears a good moral
character which is an essential quality in
selecting candidates for school trustees.
A.
l. Mcdonald,
Contractor and Builder,
GRAND   FORKS,   B.   C.
Plan fnnd spoclfloiritions drawn, eBlinniles furnished -rn all kirrdsof building. Work;strictly
liist-oluHa.  ■
Go to
Eureka
Via McElroy's
e Line*
Daily stage betwen Grand
Forks. Leaves Grand Forks,
7:3^ a. m., reaching Eureka
same da*, Return ing, arrive
in Grand Forks at 4 u. >**.
The Providenpe Fur Company
Providence, R. I.,
Wants all kinds of
Raw Furs, Skins.Qinseng,
Seneca, &c, - Prices quoted for next sixty dflya
nre iib follown";
Silver Fox flB Op to $150 00
liecir    6 Ob' to    25 00
Otter    4 00 to"     9
Mtiriin     2 00 to      0
Beiivcr (per pound)    3 00 to     9 00
Wolf     1 00 to      3 60
Red Fox     1 00 to      200
Mink        75 to      1 00
Skunk       25 to      100
Gray Fox       60 to 75
Hat.,,«       20 to 25
Price Ust on nil other furs and sklUB furnished, upon application, Full prlceB guaranteed,
careful Belofitlon, eourleouH treatment and immediate remittance on all uoimlgnmcntR,
PROVINCIAL SECRETARY OFFICE,
Ills Honour, the Lieutenant Governor, hag
been pleased to make' tbe following appoiut-
meut:—
22ud December, 1897.
Krkdkric WoM-AHTpN of the City of Grand
Forks, Esquire, to be a meinli-vr of the lloai-3 o(
Licensing Commissioners for the said city, vice
James A. Alkniun, Esquire. Barristcr-at-Law,
resigned.
-HARDWARE-
STOVES. TIN  ANDI GRANITE WARE
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?Q,
fh« Only Place in Town
^hat Handles Fruit.
reflh Supply Roeeivod Daily.
HA, HUNTLY,
Dealer in
Tobacco and Cigars,
Groceries, Salt Meats an^ Miners Supplies*
BRIDGE STREET GRAND FOR^S, B. C.
£ip- rroy,pect(,r3 and ill ru-i's- w ill And it to thoir Interest to givo ma % call before purch |ing
I"con save you money. 'Fuil'U-je of Fishing Tackle luat Recelvad.
County Court Notice.
The sitting ot tbe County Court of Yale will
he hidden at
Fairview, Wednesday, the 4th day of
May,   1898.
at the hour ot 11 inthatorfma'tn.
Bv Conininiaiirl   r      V, A. R. I.amhi.y
Government Olliee, Osoyoos,! D. R, C. C.
Nov, 20th. 1897. I
MINERAL ACT 1897.
CERTIFICATE OF IMl'ROVEMENTS.
Ontario mineral olaim, situate ln the Grand
Forks MIiiIuk Division of Yale District.'
Where located:   Summit cninp.
TAKK NOTICE that I William Shaw, Free
Miner's Certificate No, 87,520, Intend, sixty
days form tlie date hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder for a Certilli'iite of Improvements,
ftfl*. the'purpone 01 obtaining a Crqwn Grant of
tile abort! cliiim.    ''•»•' r * I   • >'  '
'And fitrther take notice that action, under
auction 87, must he commenced before the issuance of such Certilicate of Improvements.
Dated this 10th day of December, 1897.
-JT E. STACHE,
Bath  Rooms,
AND TONSORlAL PARLORS.
RIVERSIDE,      -      •      •       GRAND FORKS
H. A. SHEADS,
- ASSAYER-
GRAND FORKS, B. C.
SAMPLESGIVEN PROMPT ANDCAREFULTTENTION
Hospital
JtJBILEE
GR4ND   FORKS,   B.   C.
E. B. STANLEY SMITH, II. D.
Resident Physician & Surgeon,
Smith vs Spraggett.
Jas, E. Boss and W. T, Smith,of Spo
kanc, passed through town Wednesday
on their way to Midway to be present at
the sitting ol the county court which
was held there yesterday; Mr. Smith be
ing plaintiff in a suit against Mr. E.
Sprar-gct of this city, for the recovery oi
tho Golden Roil, a claim re-locati'd by
Mr. Spraggett, on account of Mr. Smith
failing lo ncord the assessment work in
the proper time prescribed by lav/.
Parties returning from Midway last
evening bring the information that Mr.
Spraggett was awarded thc claim, he
having proved that the ground was
open for location.
Thc Election at Nelson B.  C.
Last Monday the following city officers were chosen by acclamation: John
Houston, mayor, and F. J. Teetacl, J. A*
Malone, C. II. Hillyer, councilmen for
the cast ward. For councilmen ;n the
west ward the following nominations
were madr : F. Fletcher, E. f. Wallace,
Thomas Madden^ J. A Gilker, E. C, ^r-
Whet'ier 01 not the intention of the thur, and A. H. Clements.
Railway*
Yellowstone Park Line
——*»*^.*r»	
The Past Line,
Superior Service,
Through Tickets to all points 111 tho United
States and Canada.
Direct Connections tyith the Spokane Kails &
Northern Railway,
TRAINS   DEPART:
No. 1 West ..8:2rlp. m.
No. 2 East 7:00 a. a.
Tickets to Japan and China via, Tacoma nnc",
Northern 1'acillc Steamship Company.
Hor information, time cards,maps and tickets
apply to r.gcnt-l of the Spokane Fails & Northern
and Its connections, or
F. D. GIBBS,
General Agent Spokane, Wash.
A. D. CHARLTON, A. (3. P. A.,
No. US Morrison 8V, Portland, Or.
W!t<" 'or new map ol Kootenay oounlry^
DORBES M. KERBV,
Provincial Land Surveyor.
And Civil Engineer.
Office, Mm way, rr. c.
Associate Member Canadian
Society   nf Cfvlt Engineors,
•rj^ S. CAYtdfr-,
BARRISTER AT LAW;
Solicitor, Etc.,
Offloe, Main Street,    -   GRAND FORKS, B. B.
WOLLASTON,
F.
Provinoiai Land Surveyor.
Civil Engineer, Etc.
GRAND FORKS. B. C.
p RAND FORKS HOTEL
Barber Shop.
Central!J Looated.   Ail Work Gauranteed to bo
First-ClAss in every Respect.
PETER A, Z. PARE,     •      -     PROPRIETOR.
J, W. JONES.,
Manufacturer of
Spring.   Beds,   Mattresses,
LOUNGES,   J£T<p.
DEALER IH HOUSEHOLD GOODS OF ALL KIPS.
GRAND   FORKB,   B.   C.
jE(f»gaw Filing and all. (j\rjdi of Rop^lt^l.
^TORONTO   HOUSED
BROWN'S CAMP, UP THE NORTH FORK.
Choice Wines Liquors and Qgars,
This hotel is located about 12 miles from Grand Forks up tbe North Fork.
Good Fishing and Hunting in the vicinity. Meals served at all hours, and
the best of sleeping accommodations. H. P. TORONTO, Proprietor.
^Grand Forks Hotels
Is the Oldest and Leading Hotel in the city,
and Headquarters for Mining and Commercial Men. The house has just been refitted
and the rooms are unsurpassed for comfort in
the city, while in the Dining room can ba
found the best food in the market.
All Stages Stop at the House, <£ <&
Joseph L. Wiseman, Proprietor:
*s*THE MIDWAY HOTEL*
MIDWAY, KETTLE RIVER,
First-Class  ^ccomrflodations, Good Stabling, Tetmius tf
Stage Line From Marcus, Washington.
McA«tey& Keightley,
Proprietors
COSMOS HOTEL
ni^-v-Grand Forks, B.  C>av»
Everything New and   Best Furnished XX
House, and is in everyway prepared to Cm
welcome Guests and provide Good A?- 0\0\
commodatipn                           '   **
i-Jiw Headquarters for Mining Men.   Be*
cV* ?-. Wines. Liquors and Cigars.   Special
0\2\ attentio.r paid to Transcient trage*.
EZRA INBODY,       -      ,      -       -      -      Proprietor,
Boundary Greek Mining Exdianp
SANSQM & HOLBROOK,
S Financial and Mining Brokers *£
OFFICE AT GREENWOOD CITY, B. C.
Groups of claims Bought for Stock Companies, Etc., Etc.
KETTLE
Stage
RIVER
Q. W. WILLIAHS, Manage^
Daily from Marcus to Grand Fork$
Qreenwood City, Anacopda,, Boundary Falls', Midway
and AH Points on Cplville Indian Resection.
Stage l-eaves Marcus on tljie Arrival of the Northbound Train, arrivingat^Orandj
Forks at 8:45 p. m. Leaves the Forks at 4*00 a. m., arriving at Marcus in time t$
conned with northbound Train'. Pasnengetn. fro.pi JCootepay Points ma.]i^ cono?^-
tion at IJosshurg going rijii-J-jora'^.        " WAKING UP!
The Citizens of Grand Forks
Meet and Organize
A    BOARD    OF    TRADE
It Starts off With a  Large ai)(l En-
tliu is tic Membership.—Everybody Should Join.
A meeting was held in the office of the
city cleik last Wednesday afternoon, for
the purpose of organizing a board of
trade. Notwithstanding the notice for
hemeeting was short there was a large
attendance. Mayor Manlv was voted to
the chair and F. H. McCarter -jppoint-
pd secretary.
The secretary read the proceedings of
an informal meeting that had been held
the previous evening, at which preliminary steps looking toward the organizing
of a board of trade bad been taken; at
which meeting a committee consisting
of John A. Maulv. Chas. Van Ness,
James Addison, Robert l^e^itt, Al.
Traunwiser, H. A. Henderson, H. A.
Huntley, E. Spraggett, Jeff Davis, W
B.C. Manly and F. If. McCarter had
been appointed to devise ways and
means tor the organization of a board of
trade.
His worship Mayor Manly, R. Armstrong and others briefly pointed out the
advantages of an organization ot this
character and advocated immediate action in tbis matter.
It w-js moved by James Addison, seconded by VV. K. C. Manly, that a board
of trade be formed and that it be known
as the Board of Trade of Grand Forks.
Officers were then elected as follows:
John A. Manly, president; R. Hewitt,
fjr$t vice-president; P. J. Davis, second
yice-presicjent; F. if. AfcCarter, secretary! Fred Wollaston, treasurer.
An executive committee consisting of
fifteen   members with James Addison,
was then elected as follows: Chas Cumings,    E.  Spraggett,   Al.   Traunwiser,
Richard Therin, H. A.  Huntlv, W. K.
■;   C. Manly, Chas. Van Ness, H. Goodeve,
I j   W. B. Davey, R. B. Stanly Smith, H. A.
'     Sheads, Loyd A. Manly, Robert Harvey,
H. A. Henderson and J C. Sears.
John A. Manly, R. Hewitt aud F. H.
McCarter were appointed a committee
to prepare a memorial to the Dominion
government setting forth the resources
of and isolated condition of the district,
and asking them to grant a charter to
Mr. Corbin.
'Tbe executive coijjpjittee were instructed to draw up a constitution and
by-laws to govern the association and
also, to urge upon every citizen to become a member of tbe association. The
meeting then adjourned to meet Friday
afternoon at i o'clock.
An adjourned meeting of the board of
trade was held yesterday afternoon.
Qn behalf of the committee appointed
1    to prepare a resolution asking tbe do.*
i   minion government to grant the Kettle
I    Valley   railway  the  charter asked for,
•i   Mr. Armstrong on behalf of the committee presented the following resolution:
/      Whereas, that the   Interests  or the city  of
f   Grand I-'orks aud the Kettle River Valley require railruad transportation to connect with
the transcontinental Hues, aud for the  speedy
1 development of the vast mineral  resources of
. the district, and this ivould be best secured by
, the  construction  of tho Kettle  River Valley
railway, which company is now applying for
a charter from the dominion government.   The
construction of this railway would immediately
«P«W*fip't:n'*jfolloA'IUg'mlnfii->oaiiVps,** Welllugt
ton, Greenwood, central, Summit, Providence,
Brown',,  Evan s, Skylark and Christina lake
district, and    make them  all large shippers
while at present It ls neceessary to wagon ore
, out to railways from fifty to seventy-five miles
away, only the very highest grade mines arc able
to do so, such as the li. c„ Cold Drop, 1'ailillii-
der, Seattle, Winnepeg, Mother lioilts, Lincoln,
. I.a KU.ur, Oro Honoro, American Eagle, BlgCop-
t, per,  Skylark, Christina,   None  Such,  Uoldou
I'roivn, Diamond Hitch, The Minnie, Stem win
dor, but"'besldes these thero are in properties
sufficiently developed  in these camps which
have ore of high enough grade to ship at a pro-
". tit by all railway transportation, and it is estimated that tills district can produce S0C0 tons of
ore a day from lho properties already developed the moment a i-aiiwa    gives transportation
from the mines,   Therefore bc il
*   Resirl veil. That tlie Dominion Government be
urged upon to do everything they can to facilitate tho granting of the railway charter for thc
uiiat-tiirtiori of thc Kettlo Valley railway which
'hWbeeii applied for at the* ensuing* session of
i«irllaiiientandthiilacr.r/y of this resolution be
' forwarded to Sir WllfreU-Laurier, and the Hon.
Mr. illar, minister of railways; the Hon, Clifford
s If to n, aud lhe representative of this district,
Mr, Hewitt Bostock, hi. P.
,    On motion of Chas. Cumings second-
i ed by W. K. C, Manly, the resolution
Was unanimously adopted. '      *   	
ij' The secretary was instructed to for-
ya'id a copy of the same to Sir Wilfred
.Laurier, Hen. Mr. Blair, Hon', fjlitfp.rd
'*  Sifton and Hewitt Bostock, M. P. -
•j   Oh motion of Mi. Chas. Cumings the
president was instructed to appoint a
i committee of three to draft a petition
.for the mine owners to sign, in support
if the Kettle Valley railway. ,
''The president then appointed Messrs.
McCallum, McCarren and Cumings to
prepare the above named petition and
secure signatures for the same.
The chair then appointed' Mr. Kelly
a committee of one td arrange for the
transportation a delegation from the
board of trade to Carson, to attend a
meeting to be held in the evening.
' The meeting then aljourned to meet
subject to the call of the president.
Council Meets,
.   At yesterday's   session of the city
youncil all the members were present
,vith lhe exception of   alderman   Hep-
l worth. After the minutes Of the last
meeting had boen read and adopted,
alderman McCallum introduced the
matter of the city securing a title to the
land on which the wat^r'works, power
I house is located. The clerk was th n
instructed to draw up an agreement for
y the sale of the land and have it proper Iv
-executed by the land owners of the
power house site. Mr. ^praggett's bill
of $97 tor   lumber  wis referred   to thfe
,' Snance committee. -
Alderman W. K. C. Manly then moved
'he following resolution which was seconded by J. K. JohnsOri;
That the city council of Grand Forks
'is strongly in favor of the Doniinion
uovernment giving the Kettle River
Valley Railway company "the charter
they are applying for'atthe ensuing session of Parliament, as the construction,
of their railvyay'is absolutely necessary1
for the development cf the great mineral
resources of this district.
We therefore 'strongly urge   the Do-
i. minion government to grant this charter especially should tbis be done when
this company is asking no'money or
.   land grant, but simplv the pod given
; tight to a highway  for transportation
".purposes. ' l
It was further movt,d that a copy of
these resolutions "Kf forwarded to Sir
"'Wilfred Laurier, the Honorable Clifford
j Lifton,   the Honorable  Mr, Blair and
Uir. Hewitt Bostock*, M. K,     *•   •  ■*
This resolution on being put  by the
chair was unanimously carried.
The meriting theu adjourned.
D. C. CORBIN'S VIEWS.
Believes That the Public Should Pin Jts
Faith Low Grade Ore
Mr. D. C. Corbin, president of the Spokane Falls & Northern railway, was a
visitor in Nelson, B. C. recently and ip
an interview with a representativo of the
Nelson Miner in regard to the building
of bis road into the Boundary country
and the future prospects of British Columbia mining districts said:
"Tbat be intended to apply for a charter for that purpose and would build just
as soon as conditions justified it. At
present there is not sufficient business
to justify the expense but as there are
rqany fine mines in tbat district the
probabilities are that a road could do a
good business there within the next two
years. The route will not be all Canadian but will extend from Northport
over the easiest grades on both sides of
tbe line. Mr. Corbin says that he does
not care wbere he hauls ore. He would
as readily take ore from the Colville
country and bring it into British Columbia for smelting if there was an equal
amount of money in it for him. If anybody wants to build a smelter along the
line qf the proposed road or within a
mile of it, he will haul as cheaply to it
as to Northport.
He thinks thp idea of an export duty
on ore is absurd and would have 4 tendency to keep capital out of the country.
It is a matter that will eventually right
itself. Kootenay people should throw
nothing in tbe way of the developmen
of law grade mines. They should look
to the building of Ihe Crow's Nest road
so that cheap fuel, etc., will make smelt
ing in British Columbia as cheap as it is
on the other side. When this condition
has becn established smelters will in the
natural course of events be built in Brit
ish Columbia. He looks forward to the
day, and confidently believes that it is
not far distant, when io.ooo men will be
employed underground in that strip of
territory lying between Nelson and the
boundary. When this number is era
ployed he will not care to haul ore but
will be well satisfied to haul supplies,
etc. It is a condition that can and will
be accomplished and will be soon real
ized by the people working to that end
For ge[)era| prosperity, the people of
Kootenay should pin (heir faith to low
grade properties.
County Court.
At the county court sittings held for
the first time in the new court house on
the nth and 12th inst., the following
cases were disposed of:
Hickenson vs Toronto, judgment for
plaintiff, the defendant not* defending.
Cayley for plaintiff.
Phenefi: vs Jones, judgment for plaintiff for $125 and costs. Cayley for pain-
tiff; Sutton for defendant.
Manly vs Hallett, plaintiff non-suited,
Cavley for plaintiff; Black fordefendant,
A^nly vs Kerr, Carraher third party,
judgment for'plaintiff for gii6^*'d costs
suit} fpr Carraher as against defendant's
claim fqr contrition. Cayley for plain
tiff; Sutton for defendant.
Henderson vs Sand, judgment for
plaintiff,   Cayley for plaintiff.
Manly vs Mitchell, adjourned to next
c mrt. Caylr y f ir plaintiff; Sutton for de-
fenriant.
Re. Qlive Mining Cq., applica j in was
mifle by Mr. Larsen a creditor, for a
winding up order. Cajlyy for petitioner
Superintendent Pope Talks.
J W. Jones, school trustee, is in receipt
of a communic.-.tion from Dr. Pope
Superintendent of Education, at Victoria
in which tliat official says that a school
trustee's seat cannot be declared vacant
unless he has been away from the school
district for at least three mon hs, Dr,
Pope also says that it is the duty of
trustees to enforce the school laws requiring parents to send their children
to school, and in case of refusal, to have
these people fined.
Superintendent Popo Iurther adds that
as soon as there is an attendance at tbe
school of 40 children, an additional
male teacher will be provided by the
government. Dr. Pope strongly urges
that the people of Grand Forks send
their chjldren to school as that is the
only way to secure a male principal for
the Grand Forks school.
I TOLD YOU
The Dark Horse Gets Away
With the Plumb
BOB HEWITT DROPS OUT
And Peter T. HcCallum is Elected by
Nine Majority.—No Election
In the North Ward.
New Customs Regulations,
The minister of customs has decided
upon two new regulations of interest to
Canadian business men. Packages
through the post on which there is duty
to pay will now go direct' from the
boundary to the customs hqupe nearest
tq their destination.
Exporters will be repuired to make a
return to the railway company of goods
shipped from Canada in order to secure
greater accuracy in the figures furnished
to the authorities.—Trail Creek Times.
Property Changing Hands.
Mr. Fred Scbonquist, of Greenwood,
has sold to rVfr. G. R. Naden all his interests in the Boundary creek district.
The deal includes the Dinero Cbeco,
one-third interest in theRooert Bennett,
one-tbird interest in the Laura mineral
claim in Long Lake camp; one half
interest in the Majorie, Skylark camp,
and one-.qo.vter ifitercst in the Hard
Cash, in Wellington camp. The latter
claim adjoins tbe Golden Crown; also
three lots in Greenwood City.' The
price paid has nqt been made public.
Hallway Meeting at Canon.
Friday evening a delegation (rom the
Board of Trade of this city drove up to
Parson)' where a meeting witb the
above object was held. About seventy
persons attended. The meeting was
unanimous in its endorsement of tbe
Kettle River Valley scheme, possessing
strong resolutions addressed to the
Federal authorities in support of the
application for a charter for that road.
McAuley-Hamill.
Mr Thomas McAuley, one of fhe genial proprietors of the Boundary Hotel,
Midway, was married to Miss Amelia
Hamill, of Greenwood, on the evening
of January 5th, Rev. Father Rivers, of
RosslanrJ officiating. The friends ol
trie contracting parties in Grand Forks
join the Miner in extending congratulations.
Magistrate^ Court.
tin Wednerday last one W. Whartop,
a prospector, lately from Eureka camp,
was arrested by city nonstable, O. E
Lambert, tbe charge being that of using
abusive language to Mayor Manly in the
Victoria hotel. Wharton was brought
before magistrate J. K Johnston the
same afternoon, when he pled guilty
a»d was fined $S and costs.
Will Keep Cool.
From the large amount of ice being put
in Grand Forks this season it is almost
a, certainty that everybody will be able
to ^eep cool at a v?ry rnqderatc yxpens*;.
The lesillt of the polling for mayor and aldermen Thursday was that Mr. Peter T, MeCiilluirr
was chosen mayor, and three aldermen frnm
lhe South ward, Messrs. L, A. Manly, Dr. Smith
and Jell'Davis being the successful caudlllutes.
Thero were uo nominations from tho North
ward, owing to thc fact that uo one hut tire
two aspirants for mayor could qualify for aldermen In this ward, fire consc.jiieiii'e is lhat another election will be necessary to 1111 the three
vacant seats in tlioiildernianlc board. There
seemB to be some doubt as to who should arrange for the holding of Ibis extra election, the
old council, or the new mayor and three aldermen, who although, a majority of the full board,
ft is clamed do no constitute a legal quorum
When thc hour for nominating arrived the
Hewitt faction, through Dr. Smith, nominated
a straight ticket as follows:
For Mayor—R. J. Hewitt and Peter T. McCallum.
Aldermen, North ward—Maurice O'Connor, J.
li. Wiseman, J. K. Johnson, PotcrT. .McCallum
and R. J. Hewitt, South ward—Dr. Smith, Robert Harvey and J. \V. Jones.
The names of Jeff Davis was proposed for alderman lu the South ward by Jas. Adderson,
and that of Lloyd A. Manly by John A. Manly.
W. K. C. Manly was placed iu nomination for
mayor by James Addison.
The right to nominate a man for two places
on the ticket was questioned, but after a hurried
examination of the Municipal Acts, it was decided to accept them, not being able to lind any
thing in the law bearing ou the subject.
Immediately upon the closing of tire nominations Mayor Man|y requested that everyone
nominated on thc Hewitt ticket be notified lo
appear in the time required bv law and make
the necessary declaration as to there property
qualifications.
Within n hnlr hour after the time for closing
the nominations J. K. Johnson caused his name
to be taken from the list. About 1 o'clock Tucn-
ijay afternoon Peter T. McCallum withdrew bis
name from the lisi of aldermen nominated, R.
Hewitt, J. L. Wiseman, Maurice O'Connor and
Robert Harvey failing to appear and make the
required ileelaratioo wero stricken from the list.
Tbc election passed ofl' very quietly, and at
the close of the poll, when lho result was announced, it was received as a relief by everybody.   The vote stood as follows:
FOlt MAYOR,
Peter T. McCallum    81
W.K.C. Sliiijly....' .,    ii
McCallum i     ii
FOR .W-nEltMBK.'
It. B. Stanley Smith    21)
I,. A. Manly    IG
P.J.Davis     pi
J. W. Jones '..'. ... .   1,1
lhe first three having received tho highest
uumberof voles were declared elected.
The Election at Greenwood.
Theresultof the civic election ut Greenwood
Is as follows; Thc mayor, Itobt. Wood was returned b)'acclamation. The polling for aldermen resulted as follows: C. y. Galloway 3<J, W.
Paton 28. James Kerr 'U, J. S. M. Barrett 21, M
J. Phelaii 2S, Evan Perry lfj, Alex. Cameron If,
Thc first six on the above list were elected. Oa -
ing however lo the withdrawal of two candidates but little interest was shown by ihe electors. Thlrty-niuo votes out qf a possible 103
were polled,
A. BIG DEAL.
Farrel & Midgeon Dispose of Their Boundary Creek Mining Interests.
A mining deal of more than ordinary
importance to the future of this distrct
was consumated in Spokane last week,
wherein Messrs F. Farrel and A. F.
Midgeon, of Butte Montana, disposed of
their interest in the Boundary creek
district to Messrs MacKenzie, Mann, L.
Holt, a well known Eastern Canadian
railway contractors and capiiailists, and
Mr. J, E. Boss, a mining man of Spokane, fhe consideration is said to be
$100,000, tweuty-rive per cent of which
was cash down and the balance in installments covering a period ot eighteen
months. The mining interests involved
in the deal are as follows: two-third interest in the Enterprise, in Copper camp,
one-fourth interest in each the Monte;
zuma, Phoenix,, Rawhide and Stem-
winder, in Greenwood camp; Eimna-
Mollie Rose, and one-halt n. the Jumbo,
Summitcamp. From a reliable source
the information is given out that Messrs
Farrel and Migeon have expended in
purchase money, assessment and development work and other necessary
outlay in the neighborhood of $60,000
on these properties. The interests ol
the new proprietors of this properly has
not yet been nude public, but those
Who are in a position to know, state that
active operations are soon to be commenced on several of these properties.
Last Week's Council Meeting.
At last Friday's weekly session of the
city council r.ll the members weio present with the exception of alderman
Davis and Hepworth After the minutes of the last moeting bad been read
and adopted tho clerk read nn opinion
from E. P. Divisof Vancouver, Re; the
collection of taxes for the year 1897, in
which Mr. EUtvil said that he did not see
why the taxes could not be collected
providing the by-laws were all legal.
Alderman L. A. Maaly then moved
seconded by alderman MtCallum that
as there was a doubt as to the legality of
the collection ot the taxes this year that
the city should not collect the same.
Mr. McKenzie, an electrcai engineer
from Rossland, being present applied
for tbe position of inspector of. the electrical pad bf the syitem now being installed in this city. Misapplication was
referred to the board of works. Council
then adjourned.
^^•^•^&:-S*^.-*s>*%^*&-a^^*s^^^Si^4.*^;^r^^yss, ,
L. Glover, ol Spokane,
in thc city tliis week,
Richard McCarren relumed this week
j from a business trip to Spokane.
Wanted— A Japanese desires a si'u -
tiou as cook.    Address S. N. Ihis olliee.
Jas. 1J. Harvey, a mining man from
Spokane, spent a day or two in town
this week.
J. B. Donald, a Rossland mining man,
passed through town Tuesday enroute
to Greenwood.
Word has been received from Dr.
Hepworth tbat he expects to soon return
to Grand Forks.
Jacob Peterson, of Camp McKinney,
spent a day in town this week on his
way to Spokane.
Las; Monday night was the coldest ol
this winter, tbo tbemometerregistered 18
degrees below zero.
The coasting on the Main street bi!
is "just splendid," and is indulged in by
the little gitls and boys.
Solicitor Cnyley went to Midway this
week to attend the setting of the county
court held there yesterday.
Judge Spinks left for Midway Thurs-
dtv morning where he goes lo hold a
sitting of the county court.
Contractor Davy left Monday morning on a business trip to Spokane and
coast cities. He expects to v;sit San
Francisco before returning homo,
Jeff Davis, the popular Bridge street
merchant, returned last Wendesdny
from a three week's trip to Portland,
Oregon.
Jack Wilmot, proprietor of the "Wil
mot" at Spokane, spent Sunday tn the
city on his return Irom Eureka camp,
where he is largely interested 111 mining
properties.
H. A. Sheads took the oath last Monday as city marshal and is now in full
poBession of the office. So now, if you
have trouble of your own, go and hunt
Harry up.
The Kettle River Dressed Beef and
Provision company (limited), bave closed
tbeir relail market in Grand Forks, and
will her-after supply the meat for the
Chicago market.
The masquerade ball to be given on
the evening of Jan. 28 h for the benefit
nf the Ladies' Aid Society, promises to
be a grand success. As the object of
tho affair is a worthy one it should receive the hearty support of the entire
community.
The Imperial hotel at Greenwood will
be opened to-day by Messrs Perry and
Graham. The house has been comfortably furnished and Mr. Bradshaw, an
experienced hotel man from frail will
have charge of the bar.
W. B. Davey, contractor, returned
yesterday from Grand Forks, whero he
has-been superintending the construction of the water and light plants which
he is putting in there. He reports tint
excellent progress ip bein,; made.—Rossland Miner.
Mr, A. Alien, a mining attorney of
Spokane, spent a day or two .in the city
this week. Mr. Allen was on his way to
Midway where he went to look after a
few minor details in connection with the
sale of Messrs Farrel and Midgeon's interests in the Botindaty creek district.
Mrs. A Preslar has leased the Miners
Home and is having it thoroughly renovated throughout an.l wiil be ready
for business about Wednesday. Mrs.
Piesslcr is well and favorably know to
the public as a first-class catererwbo will
bergald toleain [hat she i.-* in business
again.
The   Political Meeting   Held
Wednesday Night.
SORT OF A LOVE  FEAST
Several  Windy Spee:hes Hade De.
void of Facts and Figures and
Nobody  Hurt.
Americans Can Vote,
Unlike other elections in Britisli Columbia, school elections are open for all
people to vote, both British and American -, providing they are either a freeholder or householder, or the wife of a
freeholder or householder who have
been resident in lhe district for six
months previous to the election.
Notiee.
Notice is hereby given that there will
be an election of a school trustee, on
Thnrsday, the 20th inst., at 10 o'clock a.
m, for the filling ot the va9accy in the
school board occasioned by the regisna-
tion of W. K. C. Manly.
'    J. W. Jon^s, Trustee.
Grand Forks, Jan. i5.tb, iSofL     * '  *
NEWS OF THE DISTRICT,
E. M. Candworth was fined <?5 bv R.
G. Sidley for violating the game law, by
exposing for sale a deer with the head
off.
The report that the Mother Lode, in
Deadword camp, is for sale has been
denied by the company owning the
prope.-ly.
A report is current that Mr. J. Christie
of Greenwood, is soon to be appointed
Dominion veterinary sergeon ior tbis
district.
The owners of the Knob Hill, in
Greenwood camp expect to install a
large compressor plant and other machinery.
Mr. R. W. Macfarland, M. E. is asking for tenders for the sinking of a shaft
on the C. 0. D. mineral claim in Long
Lake camp.
A small piece of quartz containing
free gold has been obtained whilst sinking a well oq the Enterprise claim, in
Long Lake camp,
Messers Stocker and Chandler, of
Cascade City, have disposed of their interest in the wator power at that point,
and left for Spokane.
Negotiations are at present going on
for the purchase bf the "Christina"
property at Chris ina lake, which is
owned by Messrs  Robinson and Baker.
The Le Roi mine shipped its first consignment of ore to the Northport smelter
on Friday of last week. It consisted of
six car loads, which contained 123 tons.
The Summit claim in Summit camp is
said to be improving as development
work progre-ses. This property belongs to Messers Corbett and Connors.
The Diamond Hitch is showing up
some fine ore. The Ralston brothers do
not say much about this property, but
others who have been thc.-e tell tbc
story.
Work on the B. C, in Summit camp
Will resumed last week and thc work
ot sinking the main shaft on this prop*
erty will bc pushed as rapidly as possible.
W. B. Richards and S, Bennerman, of
Midway, have entered into a partnei-
ship for the transaction of a general
mining, real estate and insurance business.
On New Years day Paul Fisher lost
the second and third linger of his right
band at the saw mill in Greenwood. He
was using the rip-saw wheu his hand
slipped with the above result.
Work on Ihe Lnst Chance, in Skylark
camp, is Steadily processing. The
main shaft is now between 60 and 70
feet in depth. A shift house is being
completed and evciylbing is in readiness for sinking the *Lialt to ubout 200
feet.
' At present there is threat acrivity in
development work in Deadwood camp.
The force on the Gold Bug was increased
by putting on two more men. Tbe
owners of the Primrose are croscutting
the lead at the 46 foot level, and work is
soon to be resumed on the Great Hopes,
Messrs Davidson and Smith are sinking a shaft on their mincralclaim, Grand
Forks No. 2, located about a mile and a
half from the city on the cast side of
the North Fork. At present the shalt
is down about ten feet and the quality
of the ore is said to improve as depth is
attainerl. * '
The public meeting held on Wednesday evening in Manly's hall was about
as barren of resulrs as anything of the
kind possibly could be, not a single address worthy of the natno was delivered
during tbe entire evening and thc con-
siquence was everyone who was there,
came away no wiser than when they
went, and certainly more disgusted with
the Grand Forks municipal muddle,
than they had ever been belore.
To begin with it seemc that insufficient
notice of the intention of holding this
meeting had been given, consequently
there was no certainty as to wl ether it
was to take place or not, and the few
citizens who turned out to attend it, in
hopes of hearing an Interesting discussion, stood in gruups about the sidewalks
until long past the appointed hour for
opening, when the hall was lighted up,
and slowly filled proceedings being commenced about nine qMock, an hour behind time.
On motion of Mr. Hewitt, Mr. Harvey
was appointed chirrnran; and Mr. Kerr
secretary of tho meeting.
The chairman called on Mr. Carter
who addressed the meeting at some
length, but refrained from ciiticizing
inayor Manly who was absent. Just as
Mr. Carter was finishing h!s address,
tb,e mayor and a number of otbo.s came
into the hall, creating a little sensation
by their late arrival at a meeting of this
kind,
It was thon suggested that the mayor
take the chair, and 0:1 miiion Mr. Har
vey vacated that position in his favor.
Mr, Carter ihea recommonced his ad-
dres: but failed to effectively criticize
the mayor or the proceedings of the
council duriurj 1897,
lloth of Mr. Carter's addresses were
verysmooth.and gentlemanly, but lacked
th: vim an 1 cu.tiu;arraagemint of cold
facts necessary to in ike any public criticism effective. Mr. Carter would bave
reason to feci better pleased with himself, and the audience tbat lis.ene J to him
would have becn spared a disippoint-
menthad he refrained from speaking
altogether.
The alitor then called oa Mr. Armstrong who spoko for somo length of
time in a vory conciliatory manner, ad
vising all to let the election pass off
quietly, shake hands when it was over,
and then go ho.ne like nice good natured
citizens, forgetting of course that they
ever had a gricveance or hid felt Hie
lighting for a change in the mr'.nner of
conducting the civic business. There
seems lo be a cr.-mical streak in Mr.
Armstrong, and it got very near the
surface when he refered to Mr. Carter,
His reference to Mr. Carter however,
was about as on ihe same plan of that
gentleman's arrangement of the mayor.
Both present candidates for mayor
spoke briefly, and both informed the
electors that there was no hard feelings
between them, and when the election
was over they would be perfectly satisfied which ever way it went.
No two men could possibly have
spoken and ^ctc,d more agreeably than
thc two prospective mayois did Wednesday evening.
Mr. Hewitt spoke several times during
the evening, bat evidently had not given
much attention to the preparation of bis
address, and offhand oratory like a good
many other things is not always first
class,
Mr. Armstrong again took thp floor,
and made a speech of considerable
length in support of tbc contention that
Mayor Manly was a knight after the
plan of Cecil Rhodes and others wbo
have built up cities, and given new countries that may yet be Empires a start.
Dick showed that he was quite familiar
wiih Synth Africa, Argentine, and
several other places located some distance from Grand Forks.
Mr. Maurice O'Connor next claimed
the attention of the meeting, and was
about lo ventilate a matter between
himself and mayor Manly, which Mr.
O'Connor claimed showed the other
side of the mayor's character, but tbe
latter called him to order and he had to
sit down.
During the evening mayor Manly
frequently defended himself and his ad-
minstration of tbe municipal business,
and succeoded as far as one could judge
fron: what was brought out at the meeting in clearing himself of any blame
that might have beeu attached to him.
It is hard to understand why those
who called the meeting to criticise the
mayor and retiring council should have
asked that gentleman to preside at their
meeting, and oqually hard to understand
why the mayor under the circumstances
should have takeu the chair. There
would certainly have been a better show
all round, if Mr. Harvey had retained
his seat, and thc mayor taker, a hand in
lho discussion from the floor of the house
instead of occupying the chair at a
meeting, hostile to himself, and where
his mouth was pracricoly closed. A
few lessons in parliamentary usage
might bo a good thing for some of the
budding politicians in Grand Forks.
Alberta
Hotel,
Grand Forks, IS, G.
IS anew House, with new Furniture
and everything comfortable for the W)
iraveljng public, and has accommo-
tions for a large number of people.
The Dining Room is proyidetj wiih
everything in the market.
The bar  is repleted  with  the   best   Ijfe
Wines, Liquors and Cigars.
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Saddle and Pack Horses a Specialty,
We urn also Proprietors of the
Grand Forks and Greenwood
Daily Stage Line.
rasEefibers tnkci) to nil Point* In British
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AND
Grand Forks, B. C.
Grand Forks, B, C, is the coming metropolis of the Kettle River
District, and presents the best field
for investors in the country pn>
property.
For further information address
CHAS. CUMINGS,
SecV Grand Forks TTownsJte Co.
For fashionable dressmaking yo to
Mrs, A. 13. Jones, ?ext door north of
Jubilee hospital. '
The Miner s Job Room
Is Prepared to all Kinds of
Commercirl Printing,
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^ Timely Topics. 8
Tin* farmer who reads Is the fnrmer
who la ready for cniergeni'lfs.
rfares lie will repay dollar for dollar,
are the residue i.f tho»e of th,. piilrll-rli-
Ini; linn nf C. K. Webster * <'r>.. in
whirs,, disastrous fortunes thn liiiin.n*
1st was Involved. Twain's ruse is iu
short, like Sir Waller Scott's, nnd he
ls taking thi" same honorable course in
tbe mutter.
GOLD PRODUCT OF THE WORLD.
Unlike a watch, when a beneficiary
assoelatiou Is wound up. It doesn't go
auy more.
It Is now Montana's turn to make
great gold discoveries. Let the auriferous work go on.
-Meeting trouble half way has uot the
same polite principle to Justify it as
bowing to necessity.
A minor eleven Is called a scrub team
perhaps from the principal players
using II lu practice to wipe up the earth.
Iu this sellish tight for territory in
Africa none ot the nations engaged
Should properly get more than its
deseris.
The Emperor of China would probably be thankful If somebody would establish a "Monroe doctrine" In the eust
r'oasl of Asia.
Others selecting the best mau for n
public place is entirely different from
political bosses trying to get the Iresr
of their fellow citizens.
Dawson City is starving. They've
plenty or money there, and It's believed
ii lirsi-i'lnss Food Show would be the
biggest klml of a success.
The Prince ot Wales is said lo be a
patron of department stores. The
Prince doubtless knows a good thing al
a bargain counter when be sees It, just
like other folks.
A Georgia editor wants to run for the
National Legislature on u platform advocating lynching. Such n man mlghl
lie credulous enough lo expeel to win
in a rope-walk.
But for the recommendation of Secretary Alger lhat a suitable statue lo
lien. (Jnuil I rected In Washington
few people would have dreamed thai
the ciiplinl rlirl nol possess one.
Average oNlce-seekers can'l understand how rr sculptor can he with llie
Preside!!! for an hour nt u time malting
a Imsi of liliii, and not ask for anything
I,ui a little i -C elevation to the chin.
a husband In Pennsylvania simi off
his wife's nose In order to make her
unattractive to hcr admirers, she
should reciprocate by shooting a bullet
Ihrough Ilia Im-ikI io make hlm more
sensible.
a contemporary gives lo a correspondent wlnil is alleged to be "the
postage stump Hlrlntlou language." As
a mntter rrf fact, the key to the language should begin: "Putting a stamp
on an envelope anywhere excepting on
the upper rlglil hum! corner menus 'I
um it fool.' "
Thousands.of persons admire foot-
l.nll for the athletic Dualities ii calls
..ui. for iii'* manliness connected with
11, nnrl for llie many characteristics
thai go to make up "young America."
Thoy "ill rejoice If the rules can I"'
mi revised ns to gel rid of the present
brutal features nnd thus snve the game
from being ruled out of tbc lisi of
American sports.
When "labor" i.s spoken of it generally means ihe union ol" skilled workmen
In the cities and large towns. Bul a
"farmhand," Mr. Means, of Topeka,
Kan., culls attention in the Arena to
the fuel that 5,000,000 of wage earners,
nearly one-half lhe tolal. nre pariahs
Nearly ■ Cliiurter of u  llllli.ui   Added
liini ni;      the      I'a-tt      Veur—lulled
States   Contributes   Nearly   Oue-
1 oi.rtl, of  l In,' Amount
I
in   Washington  for  tlie  year  18117   will1
amount to about one and one-hulf mil-
lions of dollars, which is a substantial increase over lhe preceding year.   The year
181'" has shown a great increase in the
interest taken in Washington mines, and |
prospecting, developing and mining have
i been carried on with great vigor in ov- j
'ery district    Several   new   rich strikes
j have   been   made,  many  new   properties
! have been developed into shippers of ore,
i und all of the mines have increased their
output.   Not only have the quartz mines
The Triumph of Science.
CONSUMPTION CAN BE CURED IN ANY CLIMATE.
The director of the mint, from inforiua* j been pushed, hut the placers as well show
        ,    tiou now at baud, says there is a sub-1 a notable increase.   Old diggings, as those
among llie laboring classes; their ex- I staiitinl evidence that the world's prod-1 of the Swank, have produced fine nug-
lsleiiee Ignored, their name a byword,   uct of gold for the calendar year of 1807 . gets, and many new grounds have exliib-
"In most localities," he snys, "they
work harder, get less pay and hnve
fewer of the blessings of civilization
thnn any oilier workmen. They work
so hard lhat they have no time for recreation or reading." Evidently the la-
Isir question concerns much more than
the wages and conditions of skilled I received up to December 1,1897, indicate
cily workmen or of miners and roiisla- j that the gold  product of that country
bouts. ' for the year will bc $68,000,000, an In-
:— —'■- j crease   of   $13,000.1*01).   Australasia, for
when Hie Scotch missionaries   foi-
will  approximate,  if not  exceed,  $'240,* I itcd   satisfactory   showings.    The  Klon- j
1100,000. un increase of nearly 20 per cent j dike excitinent has not materially bin-
over 1890.   The gold product of the Unit- j dered the growth of the mining industry
ed States for 181)0 wus $5:1,100,000; for in Washington.
1807 it will approximate $01,500,000, an f*ol,i |n orea-on.
increase of $8,-1000,000.   The product of j    statistics d ,„, the „„„„„, num.'
Africa for 18110 was $44,440,000.   Returns | ber of t,le 0„gonian s,,mv llmt 0reRml'
will produce this year more gold than the
Klondike yielded during the working
senson of 1890*97. This statement will
come as a Bitrpriso to most persons.   Tlie
A man once claimed Hull he was fl
Frenchman on the ground Unit he had
uu uncle who played lhe French horn.
Some persons, claiming to he patriotic,
whrn questioned closely, uilglil have
io confess that they are patriots because n grandfather served in the revolution, or because a cousin sings "The
Star-Spa ngleil Banner" effectively.
Patriotism Is nn Individual thing. Patriots by proxy do not count.
In lhe United .Stales eourl ul Pawnee ihi' other day four Pawnee chiefs
were granted divorces from their wives
ou the ground of gross neglect. Pipe
Chief testified Unit his wife wanted in
s[rr*inl nil his money on tine dresses and
lluil she sought lo Ignore nil of the Indian customs. The ilnul straw was
laid when she refused to attend the sun
dances on the ground Unit she wouldn't
associate with squaws who were rl'riy.
.Inst as soon us New Orleans had a
"scare" over yellow fever ami began to
thoroughly clean up and enforce lhe
sanitary laws, ibe general health of tin.
city Improved until even the yellow
fever failed io muk.. an abnormal
death rate, ll Is a pity thut reform
work of Ihis kind ofieutlmes must
HWalt the approach of a plague before
either ihe authorities or the citizens
nre aroused to the necessity for spo
ciilc action.
ou the heels of the statement by a
California physician that disease
germs are not only harmless hut posl-
llvely beuellclal lo mankind somes lhe
announcement of n doctor in Spring-
field, ()., Unit he has discovered a com-
I'oiinrl cnlle.i zynlotlcene, which Is sure
dentil lo microbes of every kind, color,
und degree. Thus there Is no longer
nny excuse for Illness. If you believe
germs cause disease you can take a
few doses of the new discovery. If
you believe Ihey ure healthful you call
till your system with thein nnd be well.
II Is all a matter of tnste.
"We are accustomed lo congratulate
ourselves on the observance of law and
order, yet we are about the only country in which violence lakes the place of
law. Lynching Is American; even Mexico will not tolerate it. II Is confined
lo no seel ion. It may break out tonight lu seemly Massachusetts ami
uiiike Unit excellent people cease to
vaunt themselves, ns the outbreak in
Indiana a few months ago. Some of
lhe atrocities practiced In lynching can
be studied with profit by the frenzied
Turk who mny desire new methods of
cruelty. 	
Mark Twain's response to the story
that he had made $82,000 In the past
two years, nnd paid all his debts, Is
brief and to the point, as follows: "Lie.
Wrote no such letter. Still deeply In
debt." The debts by which Mr. Clemens considers himself morally (though
mil legally) bound, and which he de-
1890, $45,200,000; for 1897 the indications j Oregonlan estimales  the  Klondike  pro-
lowed their great countryman s foot- I Bra that it w,„ „ot bc loM ti,„„ $51,000, j dm,tion ,,„,.,    tho ,,l8t 8rasun (lt ^m
sieps Into whnt Is now known as Brit- \m> ,,„. illemlse of $„,hi,o,ooo.   Mexico,\m  „.,,*,„ itBMttal-..te-. that Oregon bus
Ish  Central  Africa,  they  called their   ,or 189fl, $8,330,000 j  for 1897, estimated' proa„.,,J d..ri „g tl. e year ovM* $5,000,000.
station  "Blautpe,"  Ibe  name of the   at (10,000,000, on increase of $1,700,000.   of .,,*„ „CCOT.ding to the figures of
town ill which Ur. Livingstone was -j-,, dominion of Canada, for 1890, $2,-1 *|l(|t journal, Union county has produced
born. The place now eontnlus about 800,000 j estimated for 1807, $7,600,000, $2,172,000, Baker county '$2 000,000 und
six thousand natives and more thnn a : „,, incense nf .$4,700,000. India's product Grant county $200,000, iiiuki'ng 'lie total
hundred whiles. 01 Ihe unlives a re- , fnl. 1807 is estimated nt $7,500,000, 1111 for enstern Oregon over $4,000 000 South-
cent Parliamentary report says that, - im.mlm „f $1,400,000 over 1890. Rus- er„ Oregon is credited wilh tlie produc*
"If the natives do not love taxation, 8-tt,, g0\& product fin* 1890 wus $21,650,- U; ,„ 0f $1,000,000.
they ure at least beginning fully to 000j for 1897, estimated to approximate Mnn>* Claims win nc Jumped
understand the value of a tax receipt,   $26,000,000, an increase of $:t,500,000. The |     M ,he auditol,8 nfr,cc -n MI||| Was|l _
Indications for the United States are that tho recelpta of affidavits of assessment
Colorado will lead in the production of | work „„ mining „,„*,„„ *, f|)r ,n cxccsg of
any previous month of December in the
the possession of  which  frees
from  the oppression of their
them
ihlefs.
A scene in The Slocum Laboratory, New York;    The Discoverer demonstrating to Medical Men and Students the Valut
and Wonderful Curative Powers of his New Discoveries.
NOTE.—All readers of this paper can have Three Free Bottles nt tlm Doctor's New Discoveries, witli complete directions,
by sending their full address to Dr. Sloirum's Laboratory, 98 Pine street, New York ('ity.
(.'ulifornia 1
currency,  license it enables Ihem to   not be less than $20,000,000.    i-"'"'ma 1 history of the county, and it is estimated
aceumuate their earnings,- an inipos- 1 will foUow witn „ produot of probably | that Iono •„ a„ wi„ llc fllcd witl,in t,]c
Slblllty In the old calico currency days, ; $19,000,000.    With  the exception of the
-ninl now ninny of tbe workers In the ' South Appalachian rnngc, it is believed
Blantyre distiict have stores of money '• there will bc an increase in every produc*
hidden nway or deposited In the bank. | foig state of the gold product ovcr that of
189(1.
The more Intelligent and enterprising
natives have even begun to buy blocks
of government land of about one hundred acres each, for coffee cultivation."
next four days. In the meantime the hills
nre full of prospectors who are actively
looking ovcr the boundaries and locations of claims that have failed of their
assessment expenditure, and many mine
owners who linve trusted to others to do
the assessment work on their cluims are
going out to see tliat their employes do
not abandon the work at the last moment
Option  0,1  llie Le Rol.
In spite of deululs on the purt of some
of the officers of the. Lc Roi company, it
seems to be a fact that the British Amer-
~~ , ica Corporation has some sort of an op-1 and  jump  the properties at the begin-
One of lhe most hopeful signs of lhe ■ tj(jn on fte tv> „lther „f their 0*Vn ; ning of the new year.   Instances of this
times In governmental affairs In Amer-ol,  lndireot.ly through  lhe London and j kind have been frequent in the past, and
Ica Is lhe growing appreciation of post- |     j^ Vimme c„      ati„n.   Tlmt th|s is I promise to be especially so this year,
al facilities ns shown In the continued j ^ h ^^    * mm heavU   *ntci.e9t. | ,„ ,„ tlle Tm|r-
and continual ex*,n.is>on of tbe system ! pd -n th(, u Roi ,;ho arc in a     ilion to     0rc ]ms bpen 9truck , m    and
ven more rapidly than business condl- ; know t|u, fn,,t9    An offlcer ()f the u, Roi | ]m.n tllnn(,, of ft)j Ymir_ ,n maeh Co.
"   " ;" ' '"' 'l'   company whose numc cun not be given for   |urohia, owned by the London and Brit-
piiblicution because he deplores    giving j |sh Columbia Gold Fields.   On November
lions alone warrant.
lives of the people are alert to see that
lhe best possible postal   facilities nre
given  to Iheir
ilie establishment   of   th
publicity to a mining deal until it is com-1 24 the  second  tunnel tapped  the ledge
"""""""'" "'"'1 ffl'.'l I P'eted, nevertheless admits that the prop* I at a depth of 200 feet, but the width at
poslomce 1 el,t    la undcl. option to tlie Mackintosh | this depth has not been determined.   Tlie
comes closer connection and common- ]fl| a]ld thal n5 the        { „f thelr ex.,,    „, of (hc tunnoI {g m fcet and ,n
Ion with lhe outside world by letters | pert ran not „,,„,,, Kngland b(lfo,.e the  tercepts the ledge directly beneath the
latter part of this week, the option was I ^huft, which is down nearly 200 feet At
recently extended from December 21, this level the ledge shows a width of 20
when it originally expired, to January 21. j feet, 12 feet of which is shipping ore
This option was given hy Colonel Peyton j Most of the work has been done along
and .Senator Turner on their recent visit J the footwnll, nnd nil of the three tun-
to London, they having been empowered j noi9 g0 to prove the continuity of the
to dispose of tlie properly.    This gentle-1 vein.   In all here is in tlie neighborhood
ami newspapers nnd telegraph, nnd
consequently 11 more enlightened citizenship. The next slep in the development of tlie postal system will undoubtedly be In Ihis country, as It already
bus been In Englllud nnd some others,
tbe establishment of postal telegraphs
in connection with the postal organization of the government.    Under our
man declined to divulge the price involved in the deal, but udmitted    that   his
present system  the  telegraph,   unlike | s]ia|.c  would b(, cloSe to a  half-million,
the postoffice, Is limiieil In lis extension
by purely practical business considerations of profil und loss In management.
It Is estimated that if the same system
were lo prevail ns regards poslotllces,
two-thirds of the mull routes operated
lu lhe I'liiled Stales to-day would hnve
io be discontinued as only aboul one-
lliinl of Ihem pay a prolit.
and, ns his holdings nre known, the purchase price may be figured at $5,000,000.
U'ii»1iI»k(i.ii>   Record.
Henry   Landes,   slnte geologist, snys:
From the dnlii ut hand it is estimated
of 2000 feet of tunneling, drifting and
shuft work done on tlie mine. The general average of the ore is about the same
throughout the mine, ond is fully up to
expectations.
The Ontario Mine.
After spending some time considering
tlie bids for tlie work of tunneling into
the famous Ontario mine, in Montnna,
1
Germany's Industrial progress has
been so much in evidence during the
last twenty-five years that its characteristic mark, "Mude In Germany," Is
no longer a thorn in the flesh of John
Bull only. There are other peoples besides the English that nre ready to allow Hint the "mother of nations" Is,
after all, still a vigorous old woman.
Her goods arc found In all the markets
ol lhe world ami her ships on all the
seas, and now she has even the fastest
and largest ocean liner on the Atlun-
tlc, But it Is not only In great enterprises she is succeeding; she does not
neglect small things, ns thread nud needle for Instance. Within the past few
years the needle Industry In Germany
bus taken a remarkable development,
Greal Britain formerly supplied Germany With needles, but the fatherland
at preseul is fully able to compete with
Greal Britain nol only In foreign niitr-
kr-ls. bill In the British colonies also,
und even In Great Britain herself. Of
the chief centers of the Industry—Alx
la Chapelle, Burtscheld, Iserlohn,
Si'hw.'ilbnch. Allonn and Nuremburg—
the Aix la Chapelle factories alone produce upward of fifty million needles a
week, of the enormous exportatlons
aboul 00 per cent, go to China, where
German needles control the market;
next in Importance are France and
British India. H looks now as though
before a great while German sewing
thread will successfully compete with
Gouts, Clarke and Browu In the China
market,
AT LAST!
thai   the output of the precious metals.-,.     .. ..    .        ,     .,     . ,,,   .
1 ' 1 the Connecticut und    Montana   Mining
Company haa decided to do the work itself, says tlie Independent, and the opening up of the property will be ncfc-wnpliah-
ed by day labor under tlie direction of
tho officers of the company themselves.
There are now 20 men at work, half of
them in the woods getting out timbers,
and half in the mine. Two engineers are
keeping the pumps going nighv and day,
and affairs look like business around the
property.    It is announced  that a few
Remarkable Discovery of an \tl%^J^^Itlf^ZZ 7Z
American Medico-
Chemist.
ITS
GREAT   VALUE
HUMANITY.
TO
vein is to be opened 500 feet below the
surface, and the workings now opened are
to be extended to the west 30U feet.
TWO MEN FROZEN TO DEATH.
Started   on   Foot   From   Coulee   City
nnd  LoM Their Wny.
How Every Reader of This
Paper May Obtain the New
and Free Scientific System of Medicine
Moslems Shun Water.
At the hour of 12, noou, tiie Mohammedans can be seen lu large numbers
it the Begoda dyumla or mosque ln
Sarajevo, In Bosnia, says the Chicago
Record, all sizes, ages and conditions,
mingling freely. All go to oue side of
the Inclosing wall, take off their sandals nud wash their hands and feet,
the majority wiping them off on tbeir
voluminous trousers, others simply
permitting the air to dry them. It
must be understood, however, that the
washing of hands and feet ln no sense
Implies cleanliness. As for the rest of
the body, well, Mohammed never said
anything about washing or cleaning
thnt, and so what's the use? There Is
one feature about this uncleanllness
that ls particularly disagreeable. Their
law forbids the killing of any living
being except for food, and this, of
course, applies to the case of Insects,
After the ablution has been performed
tbey again step Into the opanken and
go up the steps to the house of prayer,
leaving their footwear on the platform
and going barefooted upon the prayer
rug or carpet, as the case may be.
They kneel on both knees, lower their
heads twenty or thirty times to the
floor and offer their prayer to Allah.
In about fifteen minutes all Is concluded and they go to their places of busi
ness again. This ceremony ls gone
through with five times a day. Bach
time the call Is Intoned from the toj
of the mosque, nnd sometimes ln a
beautiful voice. The most lmpresslvn
of all these calls, however, ls that foi
evening prayer, when, with each verse
the singer, or muezzin, as he ls called,
hangs a colored lamp out of an arch
ln his tower. The view of Sarajevo at
night, with sixteen lamps hung from
the steeple of every dyamia, ls of surpassing beauty. Sarajevo also boasts
of a very luxurious Turkish bathhouse,
but this Is patronized almost exclusively by the Europeans nnd the bettei
class of Mohammedans,
LOVE-MAKING STATISTIC*
Poisonous Perspiration.
The question of the toxic qualities of
perspiration, though not quite a new
one (Inasmuch as M. Berthelot at a recent meeting of the Paris Medical
Academy reminded his listeners that,
If Afrlcanus can be believed, tbe perspiration gathered from a horse was used
In ancient times to render arrows poisonous), has recently formed the subject of research.
CORRESPONDENCE-ADVICE   AB-
SOLUT-ELY FREE AND PROFESSIONALLY CONFIDENTIAL.
Workers Iu the wide, unexplored field of
modern chemistry are daily astounding the
Coulee City, Wash., .Tan. 10.—A search
j party  reports  the  finding of  two   men
| frozen to death.   On December 20 William
: Putnam of this county arrived here on
! the Central Washington, having been re-
i leased the day before from tlie Medical
; hike insane asylum.    He was met here
| by his father-in-law, Parrish Johnson, one
of the old settlers of Douglas county. They
immediately left on foot for their homes
in Cold Spring basin, 30 miles northeast of
Waterville.   The first night they stopped
at the home of O. W. Holt, near St. Andrews, about 12 miles from Coulee City
world with new wonders.     Professor and j Tho next morning they left on snowshoes,
layman vie with each Other in their com
inendablo efforts lo lessen the ills of human
ity. Yesterday it was Pasteur and Kock,
and today it Is Slocum, with a new dlscov-
! cry which is the result of years of careful
i study und research.
Foremost  among  the  world's greatest
! chemists stands T. A. Slocum, of New York
j City.     His researches  and   experiments,
patiently carried on for years, have finally
culminated in results which are proving as
, beneficial to humanity as the discoveries of
, any clieuiist.aiiiieiit or modern,  HIb efforts
I which for years had been directed toward
1 the discovery of a positive cure for consumption, were Anally successful, and al
Cleaning a Miiii'h Heart.
Kvery dny we hear of some wonderful doing by the doctors. So strange
are the Achievements at times that people apparently sick unto death will
take all soils of chances ln tbe hopes
that  the  wizards of the H<-alpel  mny I rt..tdV his''new scient'ii.c svstem of medl
save their lives.    Joseph  Dnvenue, a j cine" has, by its timely use, permanently
cured ihniisa ids of apparently hopeless
cases, and it seems fl necessary ami humane
duty to bring sueli facts to the attention of
all invalids.
The medical profession throughout
America aud Europe ure almost unamions
in the opinion that nearly all physical ailments naturally tend to tlie generation of
consumption. The attUcteu die in tiie
short, cold days of winter much faster than
in the long, hot days of summer.
The Doctor has proved the dreaded disease to be curable beyond a doubt, in any
climate,and has on lile in his American
fat from the shies of the heart.    The [and   European  laboratories thousands of
-aiiHi'-a nmnMta mvnrwl nnlv -i   fpir inn    ! letters   of  heurttelt   gratitude   tt'oin   those
entlie process covered onij a few mo- benented oroured in all parts ofthe world,
meuts. But it was enough. The man | No one having, or threatened with, any
was dead. The surgeons engaged sent , disease, should hesitate a duy, but should
a full account of the affair to a medical I write at once. Facts prove that the Doctor
journal.   The law did not hold them lo
French mau, was in snch a condition
when he allowed the doctors to clean
his heart. He had long been a sufferer
from fatty degeneration of that organ.
He knew he could not Hve much longer
when ho took the chance the scientists
proposed. They cut Joseph's ribs apart,
showing the lungs, with all their fine,
shining membranes. These were thrust
aside and four swiftly moving hands
were busily  engaged  ln scraping the
aiming to take the Central ferry road for
home.
Last Saturday the search party enme
upon the body of Parrish Johnson, Putnam having parted from him a few miles
back. His feet were iu a badger hole. His
left hand indicated that in his desperation
lie had cut or gnawed it and sucked his
own blood. They then took up Pul nam's
trail, and found lhat nfter separating
from Johnson he traveled about seven
miles, resting often at intervals, until entirely exhausted he laid down and died.
They had wandered four days without
food or shelter and allowed considerable
strength aud desperation in their attempt
to reach their destination.
AN OPEN   LETTER TO   MOTHk R3.
We are asserting in the courts our right to the
exclusive use of the word "CASTORIA," and
" PITCHER'S CASTORIA," as ourTrade Mark.
t, Dr. Samuel Pitcher, of Hyannis, Massachusetts,
was the originator of " PITCHKR'8 CASTORIA,"
the same thut has borne and docs now bear the
fac-sinnlc signature of CH AS. H. I-'l.ETCHER on
every wrapper. This i.s the original 'PITCHER'S
CASTORIA " which has been usad in the homes
of the mothers of America for over thirty years
1,00k Carefully at the wrapper and see that it is
the kind you have always bought, and has thr
iignnture of CHAS. H. FEETCHER on the
wrapper. No one has authority from me to use
my name except The Centaur Company of which
ihas. H, .Fletcher is President.
March 8, 1897.       SAMUEL PITCHER. M.D.
Never put canaries in a painted cage or
they will pick the wires nnd imbibe poison. When a canary droops and seems
ill, or shows signs of asthma by a wheezing sound, feed him for a week on boiled
bread and milk and mix flexseed with his
bird seed.
BEWAEE OF MORPHINE.
COULDN'T MAKE   IT.
The bull that tried to butt down a bridge
and tho goat that tackled an anvil,
couldn't make It. and wera knocked out,
bruised and bleeding. From such bruises
down to pin-head blue spots, they are
curable, easily and surely. The men who
get the worst bruises always get the best
cure. They make it every time. There
are right and wrong ways of doing things,
ns tlie bull and the goal found out. The
best cure for a bruise In St. Jacob's Oil,
account because Daveunu had left a
paper ntatlng that the experiment was
tried at his own request.
liscovered a reliable and absolute cure , Thfl fJght way t0 curn ,fl fo UM u and
lul - Hnd out.
sumption (Tuberculosis) and
of
Two Orand Divisions,
Teacher—How    many    divisions
mankind are there?
Bobby—My paw says lfi Is divided
Into the people who earn a living
without getting It, and those who get
a living without earning It.—Cincinnati
Enquirer.
' for
. bronchial, throat, lung and chest troubles.
1 stubborn coughs, catarrhal affections, scrofula, general decline and weakness,  loss of
j ilesh, and all Wasting conditions, and to
demonstrate its wonderful merits, he will
send Three Free Bottles (all different) of
j his New Discoveries, with full Instructions,
I to anv reader of this paper,
I    Simply write to T. A. Slocum, M. (J., 98
' Pine street, Xew York, giving full address.
j There is no charge for correspondence-
advice- strictly professional and conrtden-
; tial.
I     Knowing, as we do, of the  undoubted
: efficacy of The Slocum System of Medicine
The  estimated  population  of  Greater
Xew York is $3,330,001).
I know that my life was saved by Plso's
Cure for Consumption.—John A. Miller,
Au Sable. Michigan, April 21. 1895.
Any girl who raves over a foot-ball
player would prove to be fond of gritty   cure catarrh, lung troubles and consump-
gooseberry pie. tion is certainly good for-and will cure—
any wasting disease that humanity Is heir
Some people are Just the same as
ld'ou, because ot Ignorance.
The storage battery form of applying
electricity is regaining favor among scientists.
  Cook county, 111., which includes Chiea-
we urge every sufferer to take advantage of , gQ jms nn arcft of flhf)llt np.0 square miles.
%SSst^bO™uePdI^Sontl.hivt will!    An  onlinniico in Clcvol.nd pirimit* .
Hebrew who   observes the   Sabbath to
kppp his billiard miloon open on Sunday
Please tell llie Doctor.when writing, that
you read his generous otter In our paper.
but lines non-Hebrews who may piny billiards therein.
Live bees aro shipped on ice.
Bpeotul lui'ui.s of MiliV-vin-jlead many
a wi.iiirin to acquire tho morphine
habit. On-.r of tin no forms of suffering
is a dull, persistent pain in the Hide,
aecom'punk'd l.y heat anil throbbing.
Mb0.LuovPkaslkv, Derby Center, Vt.,
says:—"I was very
iniiret'tiljle; was so
weak that I could
hardly get around
the house,could dc
nothing    without
fcclinjT   tired  out.
''My     monthly
periods had stopped
aud I v.*as
so    tired
and nervous oil of
tbe time. 1
. -    was trou-
j bled very much with  falling of the
[ womb  and  bearing-down  pains.    71
friend advised me to talte Lydia   E,
Plnltham'a Vegetable Compound; Ihr.ve
takeu five bottles, and think it la the
best medicine I ever used.   Now I can
work, and feel liko myself.    I used to
bc troubled greatly with my head, but
I. have hnd no bad headaches or palpi-
| tation of the heart, womb trouble or
bearing-down pains, since I commenced
to take Mrs. Pinkham's medicine.   1
gladly recommend the Vegetable Compound to every suffering woman.   The
use of one bottle will prove wh&t it
can do."'  __*.
How the TotiiiK Man Tells tlio Story
to the Young 'Woman.
Statistics are at present being collected on almost every conceivable subject. What do you think of a scholar
who has actually thought It worth his
while to collect statistics In regard to
the manner ln which men and women
make love to each other? He has spent
considerable time over this delicate
work and now at lust Informs the world
how the men, as a rule, propose to the
women, and bow the women, as a rule,
accept the proposals of tbe men.
According to the scholar, the number
3f young men who embrace their sweethearts at the moment when they are
Inviting them to become their wives
amounts lo SI, per cent. On the other
hand, 07 per cent, of the men In love
kiss their sweethearts on the lips at the
critical moment, while 4 per cent, snow-
er kisses on (heir hair and 2 per cent
content themselves with klsBlng their
hands.
At one time It was the fashion for
love Intoxicated youths to fall on their
knees when nbout to make proposals
af uiat't'lagfe, but this fashion Is evidently dying out, for we are assured that
only 3 per cent, of those ln love at present fall on one knee, while only 2 per
cent, venture tl* sue for their ladies'
favor on both knees. A curious reason
has becn assigned for the decadence
of this chlvnlrous custom, which Is thut
of late years the nether garments of
males have been so constructed that It
Is rather risky for a man to flop down
suddenly on his knees In a lady's presence. Garments, when strained, will
lip nnd tear, and no self-respecting lover desires to have his act oi adoration
turned Into a farce by any such casualty.
Oa the other baud wooers oi to-day
seem to be far more nervous than the
gallant men who wooed and won n century ago. Just fancy, 20 per cent, of
the lovers of to-day are nwfully nervous when the decisive moment comes,
nnd ln tbe throat of each mother's son
of them there seems to be huge lump,
which It Is Impossible for them to swallow. How they got over this difficulty
heaven only kuows. Somehow the
lump disappears after they have struggled with It a minute or two, after
which It Is to be hoped that their agony
Is nt an end.
The behavior of the young women Is j
similarly remarkable. When the men ]
Invite them to share their homes they
by no means all act alike. Eighty-one
out of every hundred fall without n
word Into the outstretched arms of
their chosen ones and so very easily
put au end to a rather embarrassing, If
otherwise very delightful, situation; G8
per cent, blush very becomingly, and ln
maidenly fashion shrink away as
though frightened at their companions'
boldness; one out of every hundred—
possibly more, possibly less, Bays the
statistician—falls on a sofa as though
about to faint, and 4 per cent, are really astonished at receiving proposals of
marriage.
On thc other hand eighty out of every
hundred kuow very well what the men
have come for, and hence they are not
taken unaware, and they behave Just as
they should behave on such a momentous occasion. Furthermore, 60 per
cent, look their wooers boldly In the
eyes, evidently with the Idea of still
further bewitching them, or of relieving them from their apparent embarrassment. Curious facts these, but the
most curious fact of all Is thut one
maiden out of every hundred runs
nway before the young man has finished his pretty love tale, with the object
of telling the good news to ber girl
friends,
County Attorney Miller of Wyandotte,
Kan., iu delivering a Thanksgiving day
address to the convicts ill the penitentiary
begaii by saying: "I am glad to see you
all here today." Somehow his remark)
did not seem to please the audience.
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