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The Grand Forks Miner Jan 2, 1897

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Steel ranges, Btovee, Silverware, Graniteware, Orockeryware, Glassware,
Woodenware, Tinware, Toilet Beta
lA  ft Ik 1/    ti   A
Of All Kinds, ('«!'tv. OhurnB, Sewing machines, Wringers, Washing ma-
chines, Window shades, Wag ms and Trucks, Furnrce Work, Steam and Pipe
bUttlng, Iron Pipe and Fittings, Etc., Etc,
Firstclass Job Shop in  Connection.
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b. .j
Has opened a now
And  Solicits a fair Share of tho Pubiic Patronage.
\. Full Line of Groceries in Connection.
Grand Forks, B. C.
The Mammoth Hotel of the Kettle Eiver District.
MRS. A. V. DAVIS, Proprietress.
To Invest.
One Hundred Dollars Invested NOW
Will Buy as Much as a Thousand Next Spring.
We have now on sale the following Rood properties: —
GROUP OF        j     Onn-hiilt mile from Grand Forks and adjoining the celebrated
TWO CLAIMS.  \    BONETA mine.   Will be sold as a groifp or singly,
GROUP OF       (    One mile and a half from. Qrand'Forks, quartz lodge, good
TWO CLAiMS.   \    Assays and 1111 linmonae surface showing of ore.
OVER TWENTY        |    For sale OHBAF in  tho vicinity of the Great  Volcanic
GOOD PROPERIES \    Mountain and So ittlo mining properties,
The Above    I    We can honestly recommend as good Investments,    Wo, cm go
Properties      (    you good Claim's in any | articular section at bed-rock prices.
We Offer to Prospectors and Mine-
owners Special Facilities for Quick
Returns as We are in Constant Communication With Capitalists in all
Parts of the Country.
.Correspondence Solicited.
**"    'McCarter, Johnson & McCarter,
6r F. H. HcCARTER, «■_ Grand Fork*, B. C.
Spokane, Washington.
Carsos; Lodge I. 0. 0. F. No. 37.
_L. U. vji £ ■ evening nt s o'clock In their
ball nt Carson, B 0. A cordial invitation extended to all sojourning brethren.
E Spragortt, N. Q. D. 1). Mi:Laiu;n, V. G.
Church Notice.
})BEBBYTEKIAN  CHURCH—Services over?
Sabbath in the church at 11 a. m. aud 7:80
p. m. Sal,:.nth school 10:80 u. m. At Oarson
weekly 3 p. iu.     RBV. Thomas Patox, Pastor.
J. AIliM.v
Lttw and Collecting Agency,
Ohas.deBloisOreen0E PLS,   E.Wollastou PLF
Provincial Land Surveyors
Civil Engineers, Etc.
Office In VanNesB1 Addition with J.H. Featlior-
rton, asBftyer.
l. Mcdonald,
Contractor and Builder,
GRAND   FORKS,    B,   C.
Plans and specifications drawn, estimates fur
ilshed on nil kindsol huilding. Worn strietl)
' rst-olasB.
Bath  Rooms,
UVERKIDK,       -       •       •        GRAND FORKS.
md Mining Engineer.   Member ol Quebec Min
lag Soataty,   Mineral ClainiB Examined
and Reported on.
Barber Shop.
Contrail y Looated,   All Work. Qauranteed to bo
FiiBt-Clam in every Respect.
PETER A. Z- PARE,      ■      ■      PROPRIETOR.
Does all kinds of   kinds of  repairing and
horse ihoeing,   All work gaurantced.
Does nil kinds of repairing anil horseshoeing.
Work strictly tlrstclass.
Barrister, Solicitor, Etc.
• - B. C.
-Lunch Counter-
Hot Cakes and Co'tTee IDi'
A     O. 8U i'TON.
Barrister at Law,
Notary Public, Etc.
Provincial Land Surveyor.
Aud Civil Engineer.
office, Midway, b. c.
Associate Menihcr Canadian
Society  of Civil  Engineers,
Prom Grand Porks to Greenwood and
Btage Leaves Grand ForkB 6 a- m-
On  Saturdays, Tuesdays   and
Thursdays, and on Monday
Wednesday and Friday
At 7 O'olook a. m-
Makes Carson, Greenwood, Anaconna,
Boundary Falls and Midway.
The Social Event of  the Season In.
augurateU  15y  a Successful
Masque   Carnival.
n enli rtaina   the idea that
the peopl       1.1,.   d ForkB are alow in
nterprisei    md  slow  to catoh on to a
,<uoil  thing  wl bd  they see it they art'
decidedly mistakon.
Tha masque hall given  ben; on Now
I .sirs' eve u iuld not have been  more ot
II succesB v,  ru il a Murdi (iras.
Thirty   possibly   more—of   the Ter-
pslehorean element vvaitt-ii patiently 1111-
III the last moment for an iuvoico of
•DfltumeH from Spokane, but they did
nit come. When lust heard from thoy
were being hold out at Marcus, forty-
live miles overland, and tho dance
nearly on.
This,-however, did not bulk tho future
tuccess of an ovout in tho dawn ot u
' ow Year. Thoy made a raid on the
alico department of Manly k Averill'e
ore, hustled the household of ever)
nily in town and Boon a combination of
costumes was being eonstiuctod and
latched together that completely
Knocked the uniqueness aud grotesque-
i.ofis out of foreign made suits.
Everybody went. And everyboby
no something on (quite necessary upon
.;v occasion of this kind), that decidedly
•iiited the occasion, so much so that it
■ill bo a long day before the partici-
■ants will have a chance to fully enjoy
homselv ih as they did upon this ooea-
ion—unless they make a greater sue-
)BBof the pillow-case and nightshirt
iance on February 22.
Tho music by the Grand Porks or-
ihestra was complete in every detail,
he pibgram, containing twenty-six
lances, was run until throe o'clock in
;>e morning. Tho teuipass dance was
nseited in tho fourteenth number when
iie old year was bid adieu and the
'iow Year waltzed in.
Two prizes were offered; one for the
met costume and the other for the most
inique make up. These were awarded
: 1 > rp. Dr. Averill and G. Karl Mc-
'arter, the latter taking the part of
•■ ropey."
The supper wan given by Mrs. A. V.
)avis, at the Victoria hotel, aud in
veiy respect was a decided success.
Following is a list  of those who wore
hero   in   masque and the character ot
heir costume:
'iss Hornshoe;  Sunflower girl,
"   Kute Mulnne; Milkmaid,
'•   Elsie MoLareu; Topsy.
"  Maud Dougherty; Queen of Night.
'■   Hughes; The Grand Forks Miner.
"   MarieBexton; Bohoolgtrl.
"   Aliee fieslin; Chambermaid.
"   Tlieini iininibaugli; Flower i;irl.
"  Jeannotte McLaren; Shepherdess.
■Irs. Averil': tineou 01' lleartu.
"   H. A. Sheads; The New Woman,
"   Keyes nnd  Mrs. J. H. Curraher; The Gossamer Twins.
"   McFarlnnd; tiueeii of Spades.
"   Old R. Fropper; Sohoolglrl.
■•   U A. Manly; Tho Ulrl 1 Left Behind Me.
■'   Sears: Old Lady.
"  Davis, Hcoteh Granny.
Dr. Averill; Fat Woman in Bloomers,
jr. llepwoi-.h; Seoteli Granny,
Ir. John Featherston; The New Man.
"  Fred Wolluston; Mamma's Pet.
"  Bud Dougherty; Sweet Marie.
"   Friiuk 'rrilliu; Iiulain Oliiei.
"   Win.   Diroksen  and  Harry  MclCay;  The
Bloomer Twins.
"   Seibert; Clown.
"   Win. lloll'inuu; Barnuni's Wlmt isitV
"   lid. Willot; Dude.
"   Robl. I'etrie; Clown.
"   Oeo.  r. Miuinis: Twisted Dude.
"   (1  E   Ml rm ter; Topsy.
"   J. 11. i.iiriilier:  1'wisteil Dinlo.
'•   LiiKue I'enlue; Bootblack.
'■  0. A. Jones; Negro Sport.
"   Clias. liiiimeit;  Irish Laborer.
'•   it. A. Drown; find man.
"  \v. ii, liussell; faptrhaugor,
"   Peter A. /.. ran'; Jpokoy.
"   Goo. Nelson;  football I'luyer.
'•   Sim. Galloway; Jookay.
"  Oharloy Therein; clown.
11   l'eter itit/.iiuliiiei-; Jockey.
■■  Ohas. Cuison; Paperhauger
Tiie usual amount cf speculation iu
railroad rumors iB tieing dealt in again
this woek, and if reports are of any
consequence relative to tho ultimate
te.-mination of a railroad into this country we may look for the iron horse of
ateol and steam plowing its way through
the golden lining of the Kettle Kiver
and North Fork district'.! lou^; before
I he next New Year.
It is a innttr-r of conjuncture a:i to
'vhich route will get here first und
\hich if the most desirable. Thore is
n certain amount ot favoritism Bhown
the Crow's Neat Pass route, while some
1 refer the building of the branch of the
Spokane Northern in connection with
1 ho Groat Nurthern from .Newport up
Iho Pond I)' Oreille, to Northport.
•J. B. Car?oron, who came over from
tossland this wook, is authority tor the
itatement that there was a movement
on foot whereby D, C. Corbiu, of the
Ipokane Northern, and Jim Hill, of
Ireat Northern,have verbally agreed to
join in tho construct ion of the road
from Northport, up Sheep creek and
ivor to Christina lake, via Cascade into
the Kettle Kiver valley to Grand Forks.
, his route will bo joined with the Pond
i' Orielle 1 ;anch of the Great Northern
v Newport.     Iu the event o( such a
combination we may have a chanco to
.-lebrate tho arrival of a railroad into
his   country   in   Bix   months.   Corbin
nd Jioa i.ill would make a Btrong team
ind when they start to throwing dirt
md laying the irons that girdle tiiie
action of the country with transportation facilities there will be no foolish-
.38s about it.
Nothing U known up to dale what
.ie Vancouver people intend doing
■ith the proposed route from the coast,
it is a settled thing, however, that this
iroject will remain in "statu quo"
intil  after     some favorable action   is
dseti into   consideration  by tho pro-
inLinal legislature. Engineers Shaw
md   Browaloe aro   now  iu   the  Hope
lountain country completing their
j ; ipographical work, a 1 I in many other
.»'ays it is reasonable to presume that
:'iis route will also bo established and
,'ork started on it as early as practic-
ilile in the spring,
Wo want a railroad into this county,
,nd the lirflt enterprising company to
upply this most essential requisite may
iel assured that they will get the business and a prestage that will remain in
M-overbial taith'ulncss to them as lung
is they do the square thing.
Ten Millars or Thirty Days.
Engine Vosin appeared before P. T.
dcOallum and S. R. Almond, J. P's
on Monday last to answer to the
charge of vagrancy. After hearing
some very direct evidence in the case;
showing beyoud all doubt the accused,
was, at least on this aucasiun, behaving in a manner unbecoming a citizen
of any town; tho magistrates lined the
defendant flO and coats, or thirty
days iu the Midway lock-up, whereupon Vosin set to work and raisod the
required sum of ST2.50 which included
line and costs,
The next case was that of Thomas
Whittey, who was chargod with the
same offense. Tho magistrates, after
hearing the testimony in this caBe
fined tho defendant 5>10 and costs or
thirty days. Whittey preferred to
tako a rest for thirty days inBtoad of
paying hi', fine and was escorted to
Midway by Provincial Constable, I. A.
For a Stipendary Magistrate.
Thore is at present a movement on
i'oot to appoint a Stipendary Magis-
' rate for tho Kottle River district,
.villi head-quarters at Grand Forks.
This is indeed a step in the right uirec
tion, as at present all matters coming under the jurisdiction of the smal 1
lebts court must bo tried before Mr.
Liuibly, Stipendary Magistrate, at
isoyoos, which necessates traveling
irer 40 milea from Grand Forks, whore
if we had a local court hold hero at
.jrand Forks it would bo a great convenience to the residents of the Kettle
River and Boundary district.
It is therefore to bo hoped that the
^overmont will see the need of the appointment of such an official and make
the arrangements for the establishment
if this office at Grand Forks without
further delay,
Looking up Investments.
A. Anderson, ot P;rtage DaPrairle,
• Innitoba, who has been in town for the
,'ast few days looking around, intends
to locate here and will engage in general mining speculations,
Mr. Andersou will likely choose a
good building site and build himself a
residence iu tho early spring, when ho
intends to move his family to tho
forks from their present home in
Manitoba. Ho expresses his opinion
1 hut a largo Immigration of Manlto-
liinns may bo expected in this section
this coming season.
Another  Business Coining.
Mr. I. Jumer, of Spokane was au
arrival on Wednesday last, his busi-
uess at tho Porks being relative to the
starting of a cigar factory  in our town.
Ho is now communicating with the
authorities about obtaining a liconse
and intonds to move in with his outfit
at once. As he ie an experienced cigar
maker, ho cannot but succeed, as thoro
is a good opening for such an enterprise.
A New Year Party.
On Now Year day a merry party of
ladies received at the home of Mrs.
Frank Sears. The afternoon and evening was passed in a delightful mannor
and dainty refreshments wore sorvod.
The charming hostess was amiably
assisted by. Miss Lizzie Covert and
Mrs, Perrino.
Isidore Jumer, of Spokane, is among
t.,« visitors at the Forks this  weak.
W. II. :iurleigh, of Summit camp.
*as a vimt r at the Forks this  woek.
.'. 1 . Jnrpouter and W. T. Smith
arrived  on Wednesday from Spoi>ane.
Cap Hargrave, who has been very
lick for sums time past, is up ai I a
round again.
P. Seely, of Rossland dropped in a
mong us on Wednesday. He is favorably
impressed with our burg.
Placer mining is being pUBhod ahead
■it Xelson, LT, iS. with a veugance, tho
large flume being now completed and
hi operation.
Miss Euzie Covert has been visiting
ith Mrs. L. R. Parrine for the past
week, making new friends and renew
ing old acquaintances,
J.B.Cameron, from Wallace, Idaho,
was a passenger on Tuesday's stagu
from Marcus. He may remain a few
..tya among us looking ovor the differ.
'■nt camps.
Jas.  E. Walker, of   the  Garnet pro
porty on Pass croek, has returned to tho
'■'irks anil has entirely recovered fr im
the effects of the aeoideut that   befell
.'.im some two mouth-i agr;.
D. P. Mitchell and James Seals made
.1 flying trip 011 Wednesday last to the
Lame Foot mino on Curlew creek.
L'hey mad.' the round trip the same day
■laving covered over 70 miles on the
At a meeting of tho directors of the
Ibservation Mountain Gold Mining
Jompauy, held in the company's office
this morning, the resignation of G. E.
McCarter, secretary-treasurer, was ac-
:epted and O. ^. Luther was elected to
'I! ire vacancy.
Bud Dougherty, who has been uw
ployed by the Bonanza Mountain Gold
Mining Company, on tho Bonanza property for the last month has returned
.1 town for a visit and judging from
ois robust appeareuee, mining does iu
10 way disagree with him.
Jack Coryell P. L. S. and William
Murray came into town on Wednesday
! ist. Mr. Coryell is making a new map
'f the North Pork district, which will
how the different camps etc, and will
be a great benolit to the public at large,
it  will be  completed  by February lot.
George Wolf, ono of the owners ot
iheLatuo Foot claim at Curlew Lake
ias got the contract to drive a 1100 foot
tunnel ou this property. Ho has socur-
■d sevon good minors to help him with
the wora aud intends puehiug it to com-
pletion without delay. The Lame
Foot is a good property and has become somewhat identified as one of the
best properties around Ourlow Lake.
A merry crowd of our young men
engaged a sleigh aud made a round
if New Year's calls, taking in Nelson,
U. S„ Carson, 13. C, .and Grand Porks,
dually winding up at the home of Dr.
and Mrs. Averill where a dainty repast was awaiting them, After supper
a very pleasant evening was passed
ivith Bongs and entertaining conversation. Those composing tho party were
LaRue Perrine, Dr. and S. F. Hepworth,
It. A. Brown, P. II. Wollaston, J. il.
Featherston, D. P, Mitchell, Harry McKay, Win. Dirckson, Geo. Nelson, G. E.
McCarter and Kobt, Potrio.
Dentil of Hrs. Stewart Smith.
Mrs. Stewart Smith, mother of J. 11.
>milhonoof our well known citizens,
died very sudd"nly between 1 and 0
o'clock this morning of heart failure at
her home in the Cosmos hotel,
For some time past bIio has been sub
ject to attacks of this uaturo. LitBt
night she was apparently as woll as
ever, laughing and joking and retired in
the beit of spirits. A littio after 1
o'clock this morning she wub heard
moaning and breathing very hard. Mr.
and Mrs. Preslar and Mr. Smith rushed
to her assistaueo but before anything
could be done she had expired.
Tho deceased came to Grand Forks
about two months ago and waujdst beginning to enjoy her surroundings and
appreciate her new homo. She was an
exceptionally pleasant and entertaining
lady for one of her ago. Those who
had formed her acquaintance admired
her tor her intelligence and jolly disposition, and to hear her relate her experience for over fifty years in this
She leaves one son and two daughters, J II. Smith, at present in Grand
Forks, and both daughters marriod and
living near Toronto, Canada. She was
past 67 years of age and in the beat of
hoalth, other than heart affliction,
which sho realizod would sooner or
later take her suddenly away.
The funeral services will be held
at tho Comas hotel tomorrow at 2130
p. m, »
uulf|L     iiiuwnnnuii    inimu    Vv4.N yijroroiwly wielded by Pretty
Grocer Had   Been  Taken  iih a
and Hiin Killed on tin- Day
Paper* A rri red.
The hifa'h importance uf life insura ice
has become so generally realized of late
years and policies are held hy so many
thousands now that it [a scarcely strange
that tin-re are many wonderful stories
in this connection, says London Tld-Bits.
A very remarkable thing occurred to a
Sheffield grocer a row months ago, Having a wifo and three children dependent
upon him, ami nut making an income
much more than sufficient for current expenses, he decided to take out an insurance upon his life tor the protection of his
family against destitution In the event cf
L'helr being suddenly robbed of his support il" applied bo a good company,
went Lhrough the usual formalities, .md
awaited the result.
A fow days later, after having oloBod his
shop for the night, he was sitting In his
parlor over the shop, whan he heard the
postman's characteristic knock. He threw
down his paper and hurried downstairs.
When in the middle uf a long, steep (light
his fout slipped, and he was forcibly precipitated down Hie remainder of the stairs
Into the hall below, where ho struck his
head heavily against a mo tail letter box,
which caused concussion of the brain,
from which he died in the course of a *ew
The extraordinary feature of this story,
which sounds like the daring fiction of a
penny-a-liner, Is tlie fact that In the letter box at the time of the accident wits
the life insurance policy for -which the
grocer had been negotiating. It had just
been delivered by the postman, to whose
knock he had responded. In point of ex-
traordlnariness this story, which is
placed without the pale of suspicion hy
its source, would be hard to beat
There are many similar cases of policies being taken out at the 11th hour, us
It has proved. Only last summer a gentleman who was on the following day
to have started on a mountaineering tour
through Switzerland went to a big j-iOn-
tluu insurance company to go through
tlie llnal formalities and get his policy.
This was done, and he left the office,
which Is situated In a thoroughfare
where the traffic Is seriously congested.
Turning straight out of the office, without
looking where he was going, he ran into
ttie horse of a hansom, by which he was
knocked down and fatally injured.
A strange case, illustrative of the value
of newspaper insurance, which has become
so popular of recent years, was that of a
country carpenter. He had Just knocked
off work near a country station, and was
loitering about talking to the porters,
when a train came in and stopped. From
one of the compartments directly opposite tho carpenter a gentleman alighted,
leaving a paper upon the seat. The man
mentioned the fact lo him, and, being informed that it was no longer wanted,
he took possession of it himself to read
over his evening's pipe, lie slipped it
Into his pocket, and, after a fow more
remarks to the porters, went off home,
making his way along the railway, which,
In the country, Is a muoh more common
thing than is supposed.
About half way home ihe was overtaken
by a train, knocked down and killed instantly. His wife very promptly—it is remarkable how prompt people can be under
these circumstances—put in her claim for
the Insurance, of which the paper tho
deceased carried was the policy, and
proved her kinship.
There is a strong vein of the pathetic
running through the following story: A
commercial traveler, who traded for a
London soft-goods firm, had, with wise
judgment, insured his life on his marriage,
and had kept up the payment for 23
years, in tho hope of providing for ids
wife and five children against his death.
After 23 years financial difficulties, which
only changed to go from bad to worse,
prevented his making one of the payments,
which, uf course, caused tho policy to fall
Within a week of this the traveler was
seized in the street by a spasm of pain,
and died of heart disease almost immediately, leaving Ids family in a state bordering upon destitution, which he nad for
so many years struggled to guard against.
The facts of this sad cose were brought
before tlie insurance company, which acted In a most generous manner by returning to the widow all the money paid in
premiums by her husband. Still, the irony
of fate has a fine illustration in this story.
Girls—Lovers  Referees*
There was a novel wood cutting contest in the Seventh ward of Williamsport,
Pa., the other day, in which live young
women took part. The girls are all employed In the Lycoming rubber factory,
aud, having a holiday, they turned their
time to good account, besides settling a
much disputed question as to which was
the most entitled to a husband. The
girls are Hess Mayers, Flora Maid, Lillio
Mahl, Lillie Dunlap, Belle Gouldy and
Mary Russell, all pretty, vivacious young
women, wiio earn their own living and
make good wages in the rubber factory.
In a banter the other day one of the girls
proposed that they have a wood chopping
contest, and the one who proved herself
to bo the champion cutter, should be entitled to a husband, while th.' others, it
was agreed, must wait two years before
Joining fortunes with her best beau, says
the Pittsburg Commercial-Gazette.
(hie Tuesday morning the girls, each
with a brand new ;ix. bedecked with red,
white and blue ribbons, marched Into the
back yard of Widow llartman's home and
made an assault on the woodpile. Widow
Hartmon is a helpless Invalid, she having fallen and bun herself quite badly
last winter. Her daughter, Lou, works
in the rubber factory, too, and she was
ono of the movers In the wood culling
scheme, although she took no part in the
Five loads of hemlock slabwood, cut
to stovo lengths, had been delivered ai
Widow llartman's place the day before—
the gills paying for it—so there was plen-
iy uf material for them on which to test
their strength and skill. Hut the way
the ribboned axes Hew, and tongues wagged was only equaled by the shower of
split sticks that gradually piled them
selves up around each chopping block.
William Basklns and Joseph Schell were
there as referees. One of the young men,
however, had a more direct Interest In
the contest than being judge, for one ot
the girls was his sweetheart, and, according lo the compact, if she proved one of
the losers in the contest, he would be
compelled to wait two long years before
she could become his wife. For four hours
the wood chopping went on; the girls
got red in the face; they rolled up their
sleeves until their plump, pink arms were
bared almost to the shoulders, and whacked away at the hemlock blocks as though
their lives Instead of a husband depended upon it.
Finally VI o'clock came, and at the end
of that time there were five weary, perspiring girls and five big piles of nicely
split hemlock wood for Widow Hartmon,
hut for the life of them the referees
could not decide between the piles of wood
cut by Miss Dunlap and Miss Russell, as
to which was the larger. And, indeed,
after raking over nil the stacks and
counting them separately, the discovery
was made that the two girls had cut exactly alike. The contest was declared a
draw. And now all the marriageable
young men of the Seventh ward are
casting their eyes with favor in the direction of these fair young women who
so gallantly demonstrated their ability to
cut lirewood.
lure  of Hit*   Illinois   Vnlioiinl   Has
a   Direct   Ileurlni?.
Population on This Side of the Continent Would lie Increased 100
Fer Cent in Five  Years.
According to the Oregonian Horace L.
Holcliklss of New York City, one of the
original promoters of the Nicaragua
canal, who visited Portland last summer,
writing to a friend In that city, says:
"The Nicaragua canal bill has been reported favorably by both the senate and
house committees of this congress. The
bills are on the calendars and can be
passed if the congressional delegates
from the Pacilic coast are equal to the
responsibilities which they have osBUm-
ed  for their constituents.
"The argument, first and last and all
the time, to be presented by the Pacific
coast Is that business can never revive
under present conditions. Tho canal will
open up new channels of business, and
will shorten the distance to the best
markets of the world over 10,000 miles.
"It will open trade for the lumber,
grain, hops, fish and fruits of the Pacilic
coast, and thus bring population and
wealth beyond the dreams of the most
optimistic. Estimates of probable Increase of population following the opening of the Nicaragua canal are made
by those familiar with the present conditions of the Pacific coast, and It Is
reasonably expected that the population
will increase 100 per cent within live
years after tho completion of the canal,
and will be multiplied four times within
20 years following.
"The Pacific coast is vitally interested
in this matter, and the canal will be
commenced before July 1, 1897, If a united
effort Is made by the Pacific coast representatives In congress in pushing the
bills to completion during the present
session. When the canal Is finished the
iron from Alabama should be laid down
at the doors of the machine shops and
consumers of the Pacific coast at a cost,
of $10 per ton. Other products from foreign and American markets would stimulate new industries, which would add
largely to tho wealth and prosperity of
the Pacific coast.
"Tho Pacific coast can attract no new
settlers to increase its population until
the United States government assures
the world that this great highway of
commerce will be completed; and, under
its control, therefore. It rests largely
with the people of tho Pacific coast,
who are now suffering from grave disadvantages as to markets and commercial
and manufacturing facilities, as to how
soon they are to be emancipated from
present conditions."
Mining men and others are wondering
what effect, if any, the failure of the
Illinois National bank will exert upon
the fortunes of the Old Dominion mine,
near Colvillo. Ferd W. Peck, vice president of that bank, Is one of the largest
owners of tho Old Dominion, and his
brother Clarence, who also has extensive interests in the broken bank, is another large owner in the mine. These
two, with G. B. Dennis of Spokane, are
thought to own the greater part of ihe
Old Dominion. Mr. Dennis is now in Chicago. He was expected home about
"I understand that the present owners have expended about $300,000 in development work on the Old Dominion,"
said a mining man yesterday. "It is one
of the best developed mines in tho northwest. The work has been done under the
direction of Clarence King, the eminent
geologist and mining expert, and is of
the best, as is also the machinery, A
short lime ago thoy struck some exceedingly rloh on-, but l do not know tho
extent of the discovery—whether It was
a considerable body or a mere pocket
The history of the mine has been pockety."
The Peck brothers have been frequent
visitors to Spokane, coming here for the
purpose of inspecting their mine near
Colvillo. While here they were always
the guests of Mr. Dennis. They have
extensive mining interests in Colorado
and Mexico. Ford I'eck Is one of the
most prominent citizens of Chicago. He
Is public-spirited, was one of the, original promoters of the world's fair, and
was made commissioner to Europe by
President Cleveland In the interest of
tho fair. There are three of the Peck
brothers, and they have great property
lnterests in Chicago. They are extensive owners of the Auditorium property,
and own large numbers of brick and
stone blocks In the business districts. A
gentleman who is familiar with their history said yesterday that Ferd and Clarence were disposed to be plungers In
finance, but their elder brother, who is
of a conservative turn, has always been
able to hold them within bounds.
George Schneider, president of the broken bank, has long been an enthusiastic
and active republican. For years he
served as treasurer of the Illinois republican committee, and it Is said that he
frequently met the deficits of the committee  out of  his own pocket.
(.old   Bearing  (tunrtz  Found  In  Flat
Formation   in  n  Lime  Stone
Captain Horton is now on his way %q
Sandon, B. C, where he expects to open
some new claims.
Wallace, Idaho, Dec. 27.—Robert N.
Dunn Is up from Pierce City to spend tho
holidays with his family. He is one of
three brothers who are the principal stockholders of the Crescent Gold Mining Company. They have recently started up their
stamp mill again and are now working
eight men besides two of the owners. The
camp seems deserted since the placers
closed down for the winter, as but few
men are employed in quartz there, outside
of development work.
THE       INCREASE       OF       DIVORCE.
Severing; tlie Marriage Tie No Longer   Sln.ei»N   Any   One.
The   Verdict  of  the  Mountaineer  iu
Intercutbm   imi   Pauli\   i'Iuiucn  Secured   From  a   French   Source.
The author gives from a French source
seme Interesting figures ;is to the annual
production of books. In LS95, according
to this statement, 61510 new books and
new editions wen- Issued In Qreal Britain, 5469 in the United States. 28,607 In
Germany, 12,496 In France and M37 In
Italy. These are remarkable figures, but
before any deductions are made from
them it would be desired to have BOme
further Information as lo the manner
In which the books have been compiled.
Does any one seriously suppose that more
books are printed and published in Italy
than In the United States? The fad
Is that the bibliographical methodsof the
countries named are so dissimilar thai
accurate comparison is Impossible. The
lists of publications given In the British
trade journals are notoriously incomplete. Probably they Include all that is
Important from the bookseller's point of
view, but they take little or no account
of the analogues of academical dissertations, reprints of magazine articles,
trifles printed per nozze, and a variety
of other pamphlets and small books that
go to swell the figures of the "book production" of continental countries. Thus
every person who takes a degree at one
of the many universities in Germany
must p rlnt a dissertation, and this, if it
be only a compilation of a few pages,
counts as a "book" when the figures
come to be tabulated, and deepens the
impression that every man in the fatherland of Goethe Is engaged, more or less,
in adding to the literature of the world.
Twenty-live or thirty years ago divorces were so rare as to be regarded in
the light of uncommon exceptions to the
general rule, says Marion Crawford in
the December Century. The divorce law
itself is not yet 40 years old in England,
nor 20 years old in France. In Italy
there is no civil divorce whatever at the
present day, and the Catholic church
only grants what are not properly divorces, but annullations of marriage, in
rare cases, and with the greatest reluctance.
Even in America every one can remember how divorce was spoken of and
thought of until recently. Within a few
years it was deemed to be something like
a disgrace, and certainly a profoundly
cynical and immoral proceeding. Today
we can most of us count in our acquaintance half a dozen persons who have been
divorced and married again. Whatever
we may think of it In our hearts, or
whatever our religious convictions may
be on the subject, It has become so common that when we hear of a flagrant
case of cruelty or unfaithfulness, by
which a man or woman suffers, the question at once rises to our lips, "Why does
she not dlvcrce her husband?" or, "Why
does he not divorce his wife?" We have
grown used to the Idea, and If It does
not please us, it certainly does not shock
us. It shocked our fathers, but wo are
perfectly  indifferent
Of course there are many, perhaps a
majority, who, though not Roman Catholics, would in their own lives put up with
almost anything rather than go to the divorce court for peace. Some actually suf-
lei much, and ask for no redress. But
there are very many who have not suffered anything at nil, excepting the favorite
"incompatibility of temper," and who
hnVG taken advantage of the loose laws
in certain states to try a second matrimonial experiment in what calls Its-df
society there seems still to bo a prejudice
agalnsl a third marriage for divorced persons, but at the present rate of advance
in civilization this can not last long, and
the old significance of the word "marriage" will he quite lost before our youngest grandchildren are dead; In other
words, by the end of the next century,
al   the furthest
There are various forms of honorable
political dreaming and of dishonorable
political mischief-making nowadays,
Which we are accustomed lo call collectively "socialism." Most of these rely for
their hope of popular success upon their
avowed Intention of dividing property and
preventing" Its subsequent accumulation.
Marriage is an Incentive of such accumulation, because it perpetuates families,
and therefore keeps property together by
inheritance. Therefore all forms of socialism are at present in favor of divorce, as a means of ultlmatel' destroying marriage altogether. A proverb says
that whosoever desires the end, desires
also the means. There is more truth in
the saying than morality in the point
of view it expresses. But there are those
who desire neither the means nor the end
to which they lead, and a struggle Is
coming the like of which has not been
seen since the beginning of the world,
nnd of which wo who are now alive shall
not see the termination.
It was at ono of the small stations on
the C. & O. railroad In the mountains of
eastern Kentucky, that a tall, raw-boned
mountaineer with a yellow hat boarded
the train, says the Louisville Courier-
Journal. He took a seat behind a rotund
little man who was reading a paper. The
mountaineer chewed tobacco vigorously.
He fidgeted about and seemed to be worried by the calm composure of the little
man's silence for about five minutes and
then leaned toward lm.
"Howdy, stranger?" he said.
The little man nodded his head.
"Where mought you be from?" asked
the mountaineer.
"Louisville," answered the little man.
"Huh! What mought your name be?"
"John Jones."
"Hugh! What street mought you live
"Huh! Air o' married?"
"Yes."   This was resignation.
"Huh!   Any children?"
"Huh! Any silver varmints In Louisville?"
"A few."
"Huh! What mought yer business be?"
"Got none."
"Huh! Want a chew terbacker?"
"Well, yer pesky uncivil," observed the
mountaineer, as he leaned back In his
ol     Tlieiii     Iteal
Menus  of The!
i/.r    RieliCH
r Crimea,
The    I'nrsiin'h    Good    AY In lies
GeneroiiH Siil>Mcriber.
for   ii
Archibald F. Hcbbard, who died at his
home in West minister, Conn., recently,
at the age of 75 years, had never ridden
In steam cars or any kind of   a boat.
Telctfmpli  in  Abyssinia.
A Brussels lirm 1ms just accepted a contract
for the establishment of a telegraph system
throughout Abyssinia. Each telegraph station
is to be furnished with a telephone, nnd the
mnre important are to be connected with the
residence ot the Emperor Menelek, so as to enable him to keep, If not an eye, at any rate
on ear upon  his subjects.
The debt of tho struggling llttlo church
in tho suburbs had all been paid off but
$fi00, says the Chicago Tribune.
A clergyman noted for his skill and
success In raising church debts had been
sent for, and was conducting the morning service. The sermon was over, nnd
the work of stirring up the audience to
tho requisite pitch of enthusiasm had
begun. Subscriptions rose rapidly to $:i0'J,
t hen $400, and after considerable effort
to J500, where they stuck. In vain the
visiting brother exhorted and pleaded.
The limit of the cash resources of the
congregation appeared to have been
reached, and at last he sat down, discouraged.
Then Brother Plantus, a highly respeot-
ed undertaker, who had made a liberal
subscription already,  rose and  said:
"Brethren, this thing shan't fall
now that It has got along as far as $500.
I believe In a man giving as the Lord
has prospered him, and, although I have
given a pretty good sized donation, I am
ready to do more. I'll pay that last hundred dollars myself. Here's my check
for  the amount"
"I don't know your name, brother,"
shouted the visiting preacher, jumping
to his feet with enthusiasm, "but I hope
your business will double during the coming year, and I believe It will!"
Much has been published in England
about the piofessional assassins of Pari-?,
writes the Paris correspondent of the
London Mail, and in many cases fabulous
gains have been attributed to them as
a result of their crimes, but these exist
more frequently in fiction than in fact.
Statistics recently compiled by the prefect of Paris police throw a good deal of
light on the assassin's trade as practiced
in modern times. Especially interesting
are they in view of the popular, but very
erroneous, idea that the assassin's trade
Is a profitable one. That it is quite the
reverse seems to tic clearly proved by a
record of tho profits gained by notorious
assassins during the last 30 years.
Biographies of a largo number of
French murderers, some of whom paid
the penalty of their crimes on the guillotine, while others were transported to
New Caledonia, show that tho average
murderer makes far less money at his
abominable trade than is made by any
third-rate artisan or even day laborsr.
Here, for example, are the names of a
few criminals and a statement as to tho
actual money profit that resulted in each
case: Sejournet committed one crime,
and his profit was £2 5 shillings; Rossell,
ono crime, £1 10 shillings; Ducret, one
crime, £8 worth of jewelry; Cathelln, one
crime, about 5 shillings. These are not
princely profits, but they are large compared wltih others. Three men, for example—Georgeos, Voty and Franck—committed a horrible crime and only made
about sixpence apiece. Several otheru
were less fortunate, for they gained nothing at all. Other knights of tho road
found to their dismay after dispatching
their victims that they had no money on
them, and they were consequently bound
to be satisfied with such booty as they
could obtain in the shape of watches and
other jewelry, which, of course, is less
desirable than money, as It is not always
easy to dispose of.
True, a few assailants have made a
considerable sum of money. Three, Martin, Begheim and Lapommeraye, wero especially fortunate or unfortunate in this
respect Martin found £200 In his victim's purse. Begheim got £1400 worth of
jewelry and Lapommeraye also acquired
a large sum of money at one stroke.
These men, however, did not live very
long to enjoy their wealth, as justice
overtook them and quickly dispatched
them to another world. Such men aro
rare, however, so rare that a careful calculation shows that the average amount
made by French assassins during the
last 110 years does not exceed nine or 10
shillings for each crime.
Such being the case, the wonder is that
there are so many murderers. And a
greater wonder Is, why, If they an* determined to kill for the sake of obtaining
money they do not arrange to kill persons who are known to bo wealthy and do
not seize an opportunity when their intended victims have their pockets stuffed
with gold. A distinguished official of the
police force in Paris says that the assassins act in their usual foolish manner
simply because they arc Imbeciles.
Spokane, Wash, Dee. 28.
There are few men better known In
Montana, Idaho, eastern Washington and
the Dakotas than Captain A. P. Horton,
foimerly of the Coeur d'AIenes, and wh:m
the captain arrived in town Sunday morning he speedily found himself surrounded
by his old-time friends, among whom lie
was found last evening.
The captain, by the way, was not one
of those heroes who "fit, bled and died"
In the late unpleasantness, nor did he attain to his title by appointment on a
governor's staff; nor yet as the skipper
of a river boat, but the prefix became a
fixture away back in 1876, when the Black
Hills excitement first broke out, and tho
captain was selected to handle a "bull
train" from Blsmarctt to Deadwood. It
Is related of him th?t he demonstrated
his fitness for a captaincy the first day
out, not only by his control of his bull
whackers, but by his great proficiency in
that vernacular, which, sandwiched by
cuss words, seems essential to the safe
conduct of a bull train. The captain, thus
chrisened, has on subsequent occasions
proven himself fully capable of sustaining
the cognomen.
In a chat last evening Captain Horton
"I am just back from the Black Hills,
where I have been Investing In some of
the new claims just being opened up,
and I want to say that in all my experience in mining I never have seen a camp
that promises a brighter future than this
one, now* known as Ragged Top district.
The formation Is flat, in a limestone country, and old prospectors have sneered at
the idea of such a formation carrying gold
bearing quartz. Yet the gold is there,
and the ores now being worked by the cyanide process are yielding from ¥40 to
$400 a ton.
"Ragged Top district Is situated between Deadwood, Bear Gulch and Cold
Spring, and these new claims, which are
being developed by local capital, are certain to bring an era of prosperity to that
section of South Dakota."
There Is perhaps no better illustration
of how mining and its peculiar phases
have permeated the captain's dally life
for the past 30 years, nearly 20 years of
which has been spent underground, than
that which occurred during a visit some
years  since to Chicago.
The captain had sold a mine and had
gone east for recreation, and one evening, walking down State street, he was
accosted by an old friend, who, surprised at seeing him so far east, asked
where he was stopping.
"Oh, In the upper stope of the Palmer,"
was his characteristic reply.
to   AI-
Darjralns   Have  Ceaited
lure This Mini.
"No," remarked Mr. Wadkin, with a
meditative, far-away look, "I shall
never try to get another bargain. If
any bargains come into our household
hereafter they'll have to be piloted in
by  Mrs.   Wadkin."
"What have you been buying," Inquired the friend, who makes 11 part of
his business to listen to Wadkins's
"A bicycle. My wife told me once
that I always bought the first thing I
taw. So when I circulated the report
among my friends that I was willing
to take any chances on a purchase in
that line I resolved to show my wife
that I was not the target for designing
avarice which she had pictured me.
When a man camo at me and offered
me a bicycle for $40 I said to myself:
'Whatever you do, don't hurry.' "
"Forty dollars \y*s a low price for a
"That's what I thought. But I hung
back and told him I wanted a belter
article than that, and finally he went
away without closing the transaction,
and I felt proud of myself."
"You had shown your ability to withstand  Importunity."
"Exactly. In two or three hours another man with a bicycle came to see
me. He had a machine that he said he
would sell for $45. I told him I had one
of the same make offered me for $40.
'Well,* he said, "I'll take $44.' I was
obdurate. He came down to $43, then
to $42, and when he struck $41 he said
he wouldn't drop another cent, so I
took the bicycle and paid the money.
Then I told him about the man who
had tried to sell me an old wreck for
$40. He looked surprised, and said:
'That must have been my brother. He
told me this morning he had tried to
sell this wheel to a man who seemed
to think it was too cheap and he told
me to try my hand at It and keep anything I could get more than $40.' "—
Washington  Star.
Found  a  Meteor  in  Ills   Field.
Frank Newell, a farmer, residing in the town
of Hilton, Wis., while plowing in his field this
fall was greatly surprised to strike what lie
thought was a huge stone. Knowing bis field
to lie clear of all such obstructions it naturally
excited his curiosity, After a short Investigation the stone, which was of a spherical shape,
proved to be an aerolite or stony meteor. It
was covered with small stony scales resembling isinglass, and was so hard that a drill
would not affect ft. The mass weighs 150
pounus.—Chicago   Chronicle.
Kettle River Stage Line.
G. W. WILLIAMS, Manager.
: : :FROM : : :
Marcus to Grand Forks, Greenwood, Anaconda,
Boundary Falls and Midway, B. C,
And all Points on the Reservation.
Stages Leave Marcus on the Arrival of the Train.
Leave  Grand  Forks 4:00 a.m.
Arrive Grand Forks  9:00 p. m.
Leave  Marcus 12 m.
Arrive Marcus 11:00 a.m.
Boundary Hotel
First Class Accommodation,  Good  Stabling,   Terminus  of
Stage Line i r nn Marcm, Washington.
McAULEY & LUNDY,   -   -   -   -   Proorietors
Financial, : Mining : and : Real : Estate : Agents,
Altogether   Improbable.
"This defendant comes of poor but dishonest
parents," declared his attorney.
"I object," shouted the prosecutor. "There
is no precedent for such a statement in a
court  room."
"Objection sustained," announced the court,
with a  tap of his  gavel.—Detroit Free  Press.
SitiiNliJne In Europe.
The duration of sunshine In the various countries of Europe was recently discussed at a
scientific meeting In Berlin. It was shown that
Spain stands at the head of the list, having,
on the average, 3000 hours of sunshine per year,
while Italy has 2800 hours, Germany 1700 hours,
and England 1400 hours.
Spokane Falls & Northern,
Nelson & Fort Sheppard,
Red Mountain Railways.
Leave. Arrive.
7:00 a. m Spokane 7:00 p. m.
10:40 a. m Rosslajnd 3:00 p. m.
9:00 a. m Nelson 5:20 p. m.
Close connections at Nelson with steamers for Kaslo and all Kootenay Lake
Passang'ers for Kettle River and Boundary Creek connect at Marcus with sta<jo
Investors Shown Claims by
an experi need man.
A Large List of Good Claims for Sale on Our Hands
C. A. Jones,
House and Carriage Painting,
Plain and Decorative Paper
Hanging,   Kalsomin ng, Etc.
Grand Forks and Greenwood City, B. C.
Prospector's : Livery, : Feed : and : Sale : Stables
Livery Teams, ?
Saddle and Pack Horses,
Ladies Saddle Horses.
Teaming of all Kinds a Specialty. THE FARM AND ORCHARD
Fine  Flavor  In   Butter—Kent   Priced
Demand More Tl    t,ooks—
(.ruin   nnd   Suiting*
Fruit growing has now reached such
proportions throughout the inland empire
that anything tending to Improve the
yield means thousands of dollars annually
added to this section. Poultry fanciers
In this section have for a long time insisted that it is positively necessary for
orchardista to keep poultry and give them
the run of the orchards If the greatest
possible profit was to be obtained. Their
claims are amply proven by the following article clipped from the Feathered
World of London, England, and Is of
such Importance that every fruit raiser
will be Interested In reading It:
In connection with one of the many admirable reports from time to time Issued
hy the Rhode Island agricultural station
(for copies of which we are Indebted to
the director of these interesting experiments) we note some practical comments
by Mr. Tegetmeler In a recent Field. How
beneficial is the combination of poultry
With fruit culture most fanciers are fully
aware of, and upon the special services of
fowls to apple orchards Mr. Tegetmeier
draws from the able American's report
under discussion the following deductions:
"For many years I have advocated the
Introduction of poultry Into apple orchards, maintaining that they do good service in two very distinct modes—first, hy
manuring the ground, and, secondly, by
the destruction of the insects and grubs
that hibernate In the soli.
"The apple maggot appears to be extending in America, attacking the favorite Baldwin, which Is so well known as
being imported largely into this country,
and rendering it entirely unfit for use,
but the spraying the trees with bordeaux
mixture and paris green has appeared to
prevent all serious attacks of this insect. In the mature stage this insect is
a fiy, which deposits its eggs in the pulp
of the apple beneath the skin. The young
maggots grow within the fruit, which
they render worthless, and when mature
emerge from the apple and go Into the
ground lying in the pupa state beneath
the surface soil among the grass roots. ,
Samples of the earth, six Inches square,
were taken, and the number of maggots
under the trees varied according to the
size, from 1600 to more than 12,000 under
each tree, the pupae somewhat resembling
kernels of wheat.
"Now comes the point which was particularly interesting to me.    The experiment was tried as to whether poultry,  if
confined to a small range and encouraged
to   scratch,   would   destroy   these  pupae.
.A  large movable wire fence  was placed
about  a   tree  whose  fruit   had  been   destroyed by insects.   One side of the fence
was raised, and about 50 hens were called
Into   the   enclosure.    The   fence  was   let
down,   and   they   were   confined   to   the
space around the tree.   As soon as they
had eaten the corn they naturally began
to  scratch   for  the pupae,   and    in    the
course of three or four days It was found
that the latter had disappeared.   As these
insects remain In the pupa state from the
fall of the apple to the following spring,
when   they   appear  it  may   be   expected
that next year the number of flies breeding the apple maggot will be greatly diminished in the localities where the plan
Is   followed.    From  personal   experience,
extending over many years, I can speak
positively of the advantages of allowing
fowls and  chickens a free range in  the
apple  orchards.    They  not  only  manure
the soli  and  destroy all  Insects  harboring in it, but they find, for some weeks,
at least, a considerable proportion of their
own food—the windfalls, which they devour greedily, with any grubs they may
contain.    The raising of poultry for sale
may be much more advantageously carried on where the land is made to produce two crops—namely, apples and eggs
—than were one only gathered."
Fowls  in Orchards*
As  to  the  Income  to expect  from   the
eggs, under Intelligent management, take
the  following instance  from   an   eastern
exchange, Farming, the price of eggs being about  the same as  here,   while  the
cost of feed there would be more:
"Mr. C.  H. WykolY of New York state
devotes   his   small   farm   of   75  acres   to
raising eggs.   The breed he used is white
leghorns.     Here   Is   an
Hen,   average   number   ...
Bgg  each,   average   	
Price   per   dozen,   average
' clubs and families in this country. T.vs
flavor Is what most people would call a
flat, lifeless flavor. Next, there is Dif»
ripened cream flavor, which in its highest
expression rules all the best wholesale
markets In the United States. This sort cf
a flavor depends upon the following conditions:
(1.) Milk and cream as free from all dirt,
dust, taint, or vegetable flavors as possible. The place to start towards securing
this desirable flavor is in the care of the
cows, can- of the milk, and the character
of the food given the cows. Here Is where
neatness and watchful care of stables,
health of cows, ventilation, sunlight in the
stable and many other things play so im-
pcrtant a part. Right here is where so
many patrons of creameries fall, and because they do not understand these things,
they destroy the value of the butter made
at the creamery they patronize.
(2.) Tlie second condition lies in 'he
length of the time the cow has been in
milk, together with the fact whether she
is three months or more in calf. Stripper's
milk is deficient in fine butter flavor. It :.a
noticed that when the cow has passed say
three or four months In gestation that the
finer flavored elements of the fat are lacking. For this reason it is thought that
they are drawn off through the economy
of nature In the creation of tho brain and
nervous system of the offspring. Lacking
these essential elements of flavor aud
nerve growth, stripper's milk is found fo
be unfit to feed infant children, which is
not the case with farrow cow's milk. For
these reasons It has been found in practice
that it is well to have a fow cows In the
herd coming fresh every month in the
year, as their milk greatly improves *he
(3.) The proper care of the milk as soon
as drawn from the cow, care being taken
to rigidly exclude it ;;j soon as possible
from all injurious flavors. Here again Is
where the soul of neatness must preside at
every step. The milk must be taken from
the barn as soon as drawn. If deep or
open setting is practiced, it must be kept
in pure water or air, and the cream must
be equally well guarded.
(4.) The final step taken is In the ripening of the cream. To produce the finest
market flavor the cream must piss
through a process of lactic fermentation,
as well as bacterial development, all of
which acts on the casein or cheese element
In the cream, and if carried to perfection
leaves the right flavor in the butter fat.
It Is a difficult thing to describe in words
the right condition of the cream when
properly ripened. To know this one must
study true experience. No man can te
in words the right touch in violin or pl«..w
playing. The pupil must learn that by
hearing the right tone, and putting himself
Into practice to obtain It.
A few signs of well ripened cream may
be given as follows: As the cream approaches the right churning stage it will
grow thicker and will become thoroughly
homogeneous in character. It will have a
smooth, velvety appearance. If it is
lumpy, it has passed beyond the right
All this ground that we have gone over
Is to secure one thing—the right flavor. It
should be understood by tho farmer everywhere, whether his wife makes the butter
or whether he takes the milk to the creamery, that nine-tenths of the success in securing fine flavor in the butter depends on
him, If lie goes wrong, no power on
can make fine butter from hi
N$W Year's FesiYvftT^s
is New Year celebrated
With greater solemnity than at the
courts of the various rulers of continental Europe. True in some instances—
as, for instance, at Berlin ar.d at Vienna—Christmas trees and distributions
of gifts are arranged for the royal
Children a week earlier. But this iu
no sense diminishes the importance of
the New Year's day solemnities,
if Christmas  has
gradually become the
annual festival of the family, New
Year's day continues to remain the principal feast of the year at court, as well
as in political, military and administrative service. Christ ma
the monarchs within
clcs, among their d
relatives, whereas
the ancients were
day of tlie year,
day is spent hy
their domestic drearest   and   nearest
Adam's   birthday,   as
wont to call  the first
is devoted  to elaborate
on his
HE     CATCHES     HIS     GAME     ALIVE.
Captain  iHulIett Seurelies  the  Enrtli
for /ooiogicm  specimens.
Captain James R. Mullett claims the
whole world as his home. He is equally
familiar with the icebergs of the polo.r
seas and the burning sun of the tropics,
says the New York Journal.
Many years ago the captain, who is of
an adventurous spirit, ran away from Ids
Australian home and went to sea. Beginning as a cabin boy, he occupied various
positions until he found himself the captain and part owner of a smart schooner.
Even in this position he discovered that
he received more knocks than halfpence,
and, being an original man, he resolved
to find some way to make a living in
which he would have no opposition.
His sea life had given him a close acquaintance with all those strange creatures W'hich nautical novelists love to describe and tell about, and he resolved to
go into the business of bringing them into
closer contact with the
That was
account   for  one
Eggs, net
Stock sold
Manure,   at
20c per bushel
.     270.00
.?   060.00
.     IMJO.OO
. 1,070.00
Oust   of   feed   	
Labor  12  months   nt  £10	
Interest,  [i per cent  on $1000	
Net   profit   	
Tot al     ?2, HO. 00
"A business that pays (80 a month and
105 per cent interest on Investment can
not be called a side Issue. There Is no
"patent" on the means io success. Only
the carefulness, regularity and though I
necessary for success In other branches
are required."
In the light of the above arguments for
orchardlsts to keep poultry, they will
make every effort to attend the coming
poultry show in this city January 5 to ,
9 that they may become belter acquainted
with the various breeds and know from
whom they can procure the best.
Civilized world,
years ago, and ever since he
has been following his chosen profession,
and he has met with more adventures and
hair-breadth escapes than any hero that
Clark Russell or Captain Marryat ever
dreamed of.
Today the captain, although more than
50 years of age, is as spry and active as
most men at 30. He Is rather under medium
height, and weighs only 140 pounds, but his
museles are like steel. His business here
Is to try to sell some strange sea animals
to the directors of one of the now aquariums. He isn't particular about what kind
he sells them; anything that swims in the
sea is in his line, but he has a stock of line
healthy sea lions on hand, and these he
would like to see Im the aquarium.
If he can get an order for anything else,
however, he will bo satisfied, lie has a
little vessel on the Pacific coast named
Jennie Griffin, and with her under his tec-t
he says he can go anywhere and weather
gales that would strain an Atlantic liner.
The captain Is a modest man where his
personal achievements are concerned, and
is loth to talk of them, lie is proud of his
profession, and glories in tl
fact that In.'
null   u
HeHt     PriecN     Demand     More     Than
LookN, Grnlit ami Salting.
Butter may look nice, have the correct
grain and be salted to taste, still if It lacks
flavor or has a bad flavor it sells at reduced price If at all. It is the fine flavor
in butter that all seek after.
What this fine flavor is, what causes it
and how it is impaired is a question that
chemists,mlcroscopistsand bacteriologists,
as well as practical manipulators of milk
and cream, have been studying very keenly. At the best, says Hoard's Dairyman,
It is a very elusive factor, and for this reason Is there such a diversity of ideas upon
There are various flavors sought for to a
greater or less extent In the market. First,
there is the sweet cream flavor, so much
liked in aristocratic circles in Europe, and
which Is becoming quitepopuiar In weaHhy
Inspectors and Mine-
Facilities for Quick
•e in Constant Com-
h Capitalists in all
ei,  una i supply  them   for aquariums in
this country and throughout Europe."
Captain Mullett s wife accompanies him
on all his trips, and Is as good a sailor as
ever trod a shin's decks. Both of them
will shortly start on one of their regular
trips, and before they return they will
have encircled the world and filled orders
from zoological gardens and aquariums in
all parts of the world.
Unique   .Military   Herniation.
Late In the last century a regulation wae
passed by the governor of Gibraltar to the
following effect: "On account of the scarcity
of (lour, soldiers must not powder their hair
with It until further ordera."
ind ccelestiastieal functions.
It   speaks   well   for   the   monarchs   of
the old world that with the solitary exception   of    King   Leopold,     who    holds
i ellgion   in  very   small   esteem,   there   Is
not one of them that does not commence
the new year with an appeal to the Almighty for strength, guidance and blessing.    Emperor William at Berlin,  before
ever he embarks upon any of these military ceremonies that constitute so characteristic   a   feature   of   the day, makes
a point of proceeding to church with his
wife and bairns—the service usually taking place in the chapel of the old castle
'  Berlin, at about 10 o'clock.    His ally,
emperor  of    Austria,   attends    high
mass  with   his  entire  court   in   the palace  chapel   at   Vienna,   his   majesty  occupying a  throne within  the altar rails,
in order to mark the fact that he is the
anainted of the Lord.    Even poor   King
Humbert,   who,   owing   to   the   ban      of
the church,  Is unable to Indulge In any
such  luxury  as  a   high   pontifical  mass,
gets his chaplain, Mgr. Anclano,  to read
a   humble  little low  mass  in  the chapel
that has been arranged at the qulrinat.
King Leopold, Indeed, Is the only sovereign who disdains to pay his respects to
his Maker on the first day of the year,
the sole occasion on which he ever goes
to church or attends divine service being
on  his  namesday.    On  that date,  which
is treated  as a  national  holiday In  Belgium,   he   proceeds   to   the    church     of
Saint Gudule at Brussels in great state,
carrying  in   his   hand   a  huge   blue  and
silver  mass   book,   which   only   sees   the
light of day on  those  occasions.
As soon as ever divine service is over
at   Berlin  en   New  Year's  day,   the  emperor, at the head of all  the princes of
the blood,  and escorted  by his  generals
and  staff,  marches on  foot to  the
guard, which turns out, of cour^
arrival,   and   is   invariably   composed   of
the very finest and smartest looking men
of   the  Seventh   regiment  of  guards,   especially selected for the occasion.    Having received the customary reports from
the officer in command, he gives the password of the day, and then returns to the
palace, where a reception of all the principal personages of the realm takes place
with   great   pomp   and   ceremony.      The
first to pay their respects, and to present
their good  wishes  for   the  new   year to
the emperor and the empress, who stand
on the dais, under a canopy, just In front
on their thrones In the white hall of the
old castle, are their relatives, headed as
a   rule   by   their  mother.    The   imperial
couple always  descend  the  stops  of   the
dais  to greet the Illustrious widow, and
then  Invite   her,   as  well   as    the    other
princes  and   princesses  of   the  blood,   to
take   their   place   beside   them     on     the
estrade.    Next come  the  foreign  ambassadors with  their ladies and suites,  the
dean senior of the diplomatic corps,  remaining   at   the   foot   of   the   throne   to
present  his  colleagues  as they  pass  before the emperor.   The latter usually addresses   to   the   heads      of   the   various
missions   a   few    words,     which,     while
sometimes trivial,   are often of   such importance   as   to    disturb     the    financial
equilibrium  of the whole of Europe for
the   following week.    Thus  it  was  at a
New  Year's  reception  of  the  diplomatic
corps at Paris at 1859, that Emperor Napoleon III. made use of those memorable
words  of  menace   to   the   Austrian   ambassador which led  to the war between
France and Austria a few weeks later—
a war which did not terminate before all
the independent sovereignties of northern
Italy had been wiped out    of   existence
and their material welded into unity under the rule of King Humbert's   father,
Victor Emmanuel.
Tho ladles of the diplomatic corps are
presented by the wife of the dean of the
latter, and for several years past these
duties have been performed by Madame
llerbette, whose husband, the French
ambassador, has, however, been with
drawn from Berlin In consequence of
his having so seriously quarreled with
the emperor that the latter declined to
hold any further Intercourse with him.
After the diplomatic corps come the
great digifilarles of the church, the
army, the navy, the judges of the supreme court, the rectors of tho universities, the ministers of state and the
heads of the various departments, and
' finally those who are possessed of no office, but merely form part and parcel of
the court. The scene is brilliant in the
extreme, for although the reception takes
place by day, the curtains and blinds are
drawn, and the vast state apartments are
lighted by myriads of wax candles and
electric globes; the ladles are all In court
dress with long trains, and the men in
full uniform, the gorgeously colored
mediaeval costume of the university rectors being especially picturesque. A
grand banquet at court brings the day to
a conclusion.
In former years the Emperor
was   in   the  habit    of    taking
the    popular    Berlin    diversion
Year's   eve,   which   consists   In
ing with a blow of the fist every citizen
who   ventures  to  appear  after  dark    In
the streets with a high silk hat.   No one
used to get much hurt,  but the   damage
done   to   the   head   gear   of   the   population was something appalling, and   from
time   Immemorial   the   hatters   have    In
consequence been compelled to keep open
their   shops   on   New   Year's   day.     But
Emperor  William   has    abandoned    this
form   of  rough   horse-play   since  he   encountered  an  old  gentleman,   who,   with
the view of getting even wdth the young
men who had destroyed his top hats in
previous  years,   had    equipped    himself
with a sort of leather skull cap, studded
with nails, points upward. The consequence was that when the Imperial list
came down with crushing force on the
inviting looking hat, it encountered the
nails, which lacerated his hand In so
serious a manner as to necessitate the
attendance  of  a   surgeon.
At   Vienna   there  is  no  so-called   "Sefi-
lir cour,"  as at Berlin,  but  the emperor,
and   the    archduchess    representing  the
empress,     holds    whut     is     known   as
"cercle."   Each class of visitors who call
to present their good wishes for the new
year Is  assigned   to   a   particular apartment,    the   diplomatic   corps    being   relegated   to   one,   the judiciary   to   another,
the navy to a third, and so on.    The
peror,  escorted  by  the grand  oflk
his  household,  enters each
turn   with   the  archduches
dlately   on   his   being
grand master of ceremonies, all the ladies take up their positions on one side
of the room and the men on the other.
The emperor with one of his chamberlains, then passes slowly along the side
of the room where the men are stationed,
and says a few words to each, while the
archduchess, escorted by the mistress of
robes to the empress, does the same
other side. On reaching the further end, the empress returns along the
front rank of the ladles, while the archduchess passes in front
a   rule,   there   is
IS     AN     UP-TO-DATE
Advantage  of Science
riiinffw to H climax.
to    be
a Pair of Cow  KM * will Travel
Ml leu   w Jthoui    Snowing    (he
Lean! Sign of Fatljfae.
apartment in
s,   and   imme-
announced  by  the
on  th
of the men. As
_- state banquet at
Vienna on New Year's day, the emperor
generally finishing up the festival at the
palace of one of his numerous kinsmen.
In former times he was wont to dine on
the first of January with his brother,
Archduke Charles Louis; but the latter
died last spring.
At Rome the first of January assumes
additional importance from the fact tint
it is the day on which King Humbert
nnd Queen Marguerite present annual
gifts to their relatives, and to the members of their household; and Inasmuch
as they are both of them very generous,
and seem to know by intuition just what
will give most pleasure to the recipients,
the festival at the court Of the quirinal
is characterized by an appearance of infinitely greater enjoyment and happiness
than obtains either at
Berlin. The king and
dais  under the
chair of state in the throne room to receive   with   due   formality,   the   various
parliamentary, military, judicial, and administrative    delegations    commissioned
to lay at the- feet of their majesties the
good wishes of the various bodies which
they  represent.    But as soon  as  this  is
over,  the king begins to stroll about the
various apartments,  and  a  good  deal of
freedom  and  abandon  prevails  until  the
supper   hour   is   announced.     The   royal
party   then   march   in   procession   to   a
small supper room and with  the ambassadors and their wives, take their places
at  tables adorned with  that  magnificent
golden plate for which  the House of Savoy  is  so  famous;   while  the
of   tlie   guests   rush   pell
very  undignified   fashion
which  are  literally taken  by  storm and
quickly devastated,  as far as everything
in   the  nature  of  food  or drink  Is  con
queen stand on the
canopy  in  front  of their
Eli E. Chamberlain, secretary and general manager of tin- Western Mining
Company, operating in the John Day
country, Umatilla county, has l> it for
his home, after passing several days ir.
Portland, says the Oregon Ian. In an interview   he  said:
"The mountains In our country are th''
natural home of th.' elk. Tho (cross there,
upon which they subsist, is highly nutrl
tious,   and   hundreds   of   these   animals,
together with  bear and deer,  make  He It
homes   In   the   fastnesses   of   our-   run tin
tains.   Elk Is the principal Kami', and th«
great   number   in   which   they   aro   found
has  led   nie   lo  engage   in   what   1   think
will prove a profitable business.   This is
simply the capture and domestication of
these noble animals.    In connection  with
Others,   we   have   fitted   up   an   Iriolosurv
far   up  in   the   mountains,   and   our   purpose  is  this   winter  to  catch   what   elk
we can and tame them for domestic purposes,    Their capture  Is an  easy  matter
when   the   heavy   snow   falls,   and   our
object  will   be   to  make captives  of   the
yearlings,   and   then   break   them   in,   as
one would a horse, for driving purposes.
"A   pair   of   cow   elks   will   travel    I"''
miles without  showing  the  least  sign  of
fatigue,   if  allowed   their  own   gait,   but
it would he unfortunate to put them on
a    run.    Properly    broken,    any    woman
could drive   them,    ft   is our purpose   to
take   the   yearlings   and   properly   train
them  to  work   under  harness,   and   then
breed   them   for   the   market.    We   have
such   Inducements   offered   us   from   the
east   that   It   is   certain   that   the   investment can  be made a  paying one,  as  we
are  offered   good   prices   for   such   teams
as we may deliver.   A  well broken  team
of cow elks will  be worth at least  $.">uu,
and  the  novelty  will  prove  so  great   in
the  cast   that  the business  is  bound   to
prove productive.
"Outside of this elk meat is in demand,
and the carcass of a good sized elk will
readily bring $75 for table purposes,  and
this is where  the bull elk will come in.
I leave for the John Day country tonight,
and,  on  arriving there,   expect  that   my
partner in  this new enterprise will  have
all   the  arrangements  made   for  the   expected haul of elks, and in another season   we   will     have    thoroughly   broken
teams  for  driving  to  ship  east.    It   wll
cause  a   sensation,   and   those  with   tie
money   to   patronize  such  a   fad   will   in
able   to  drive   their  elk   teams  just   tin
same as horses, and Hie animals arc sure
to make a fine appearance."
".Mr. Bellingham," said Miss
hurst, "will you promise not
shocked ir  I   tell you something?"
"How could I be shocked at anything
you could tell me, Miss Greenhurst?"
replied Mr. Bellingham. "Surely you
would   not   tell  me anything shocking."
"Well, then," the girl went on, with a
little tremor in her voice, "1 am going
tu tell you some of your thoughts
which you did not put into words when
you   called   several   evenings ago."
"Then   you   are   a     mind     reader,
you?      Put    why   did   you   not   tell
Til explain thai later. No, I am not
a mind reader, In Ihe ordinary sense of
that term. Hut still I can tell you some
Of the thoughts that
your min.I."
"I   shall   be   dellghte
I'm  sure,   Miss  Qre
"W'eii,   then,   for i
girl  blushed
thai  you  h>\
would  in
age up
she adde
"Yes, Indeed, 1 did, and I do love you
dearly, Mis:; Greenhurst—Ethel. Don't
ymi care a  little for me?"
"Well,"   sin-   replied   coyly,   "if   I   were
utterly   Indifferent   to   you.   do  you  sup-
ve taken  the trouble to
thoughts,    and,    having
tu  repeat   them   to  you,
nature  I    discovered
passed  through
1   to   hear   them,
"' thing," and tho
he spoke, "you thought
learly hut that you
to screw your cour-
telllng point. There,"
t,    "didn't    you    think
P"Se I WOUld
find oul vol
found them <
they  being  of  thi
them    lo   be?"
"'Why. of couri
happy young man
shine     througl
i.   as   a   light   began
his   densencss.
put   ids
id   tin
a rm
After   the
"Tell   me,
thoughts  s( „ .
"Do you remember that  I took
light photograph of you, the other
with  my new apparatus?"
ilo,  and   I   remember  that    it    was
you were focussing  the Instrument
■ad     my
■ Hat l  thought what y.m rend with
mell   and  in   :
to   the   buffets
part in
on New
New Year's day is made a happy   and
merry  festival  In  the gloomy  old Royal
Palace   at   Madrid.    The    queen    regent
takes care that all, down to the humblest
of the servants,  get a share  In   the so-
called    "Aguinaldos,"     or     New     Year's
bounties,  lo  enable them  to  have    then*
rejoicings  and   feastings.    It  is  on  New
Year's   eve,   however,   that    the    young
king and his sisters receive their presents
beneath  a huge  Christmas  tree,   the tables loaded with gifts being arranged by
the  queen's own  hands,   while  each  one
of  the  gentlemen  and  ladies   In-waiting,
and   the   palace   dignitaries   present   are
remembered  with   some  costly   token  of
the   regent's   appreciation   of   their   ser- I
vices.   New Year's day itself begins with
high mass, celebrated with all the pomp
and     solemnity     characteristic     of     the
Catholic church.   As soon as that Is over,
a   goodly   proportion   of   the   day   is   devoted to the reception of an interminable
procession   of    dignitaries,   ambassadors,
and representatives of the great administrative   und   political   elements    of    the
kingdom,   who  arrive  from   all   parts  of
Spain In order to offer to the little king
and   his   estimable   mother    their    good
wishes.   This little king, who wears  the
uniform of the Royal School of Cadets,
with   the   order   of    the    Golden   Fleece
around his neck,  gets very  tired  of  the
ceremony long before it is all over,  and
in   past   years   his   mother   used   to   ex-
erlence the greatest difficulty In preventing   him   from  relieving  what   appeared
to  him   the dreary monotony  of  the occasion    by   tweaking   the   queue   of   the
Chinese   ambassador,   or     from     seating
himself   astride   of   the   great   gold   lions
that  constitute  so  notable  an  ornament
of  his   throne.
At Paris, in spite of tho overthrow of
the  monarchy,  the principal  features of
the ancient celebration  of the new  year
have been retained.   True, there Is no divine service,  since President  Faure does
not   claim   to  be   "the  Annointed   of  the
Lord," but he compromises the matter by
receiving   first   and   foremost    the   papa)
nuncio,   who  at   the  head  of  the   diplomatic corps presents the congratulations
and good wishes of the latter in a formal
address to which the president makes an
equally   ceremonious   response.     As   soon
as   the foreign  envoys,  all  of  whom   are
In   full   uniform,   have   taken   their   departure,  the presidents of the senate and
of the chamber of deputies arrive,   their
carriages    escorted      by    squadrons    of
cavalry.    Then   follow   the   heads   of   tlie
army   and   navy,   and   delegations   from
the academy,   from  the  clergy and  from
all  the  various branches of the  politic'.il
nnd administrative system.    As  soon  as
this is over, the president, who has been
In full evening dress ever since the early
morning, drives off with the military officers of his household to return the calls
of   the   presidents   of  the  senate   and   of
the chamber of deputies, these being the
only two visits that he Is called upon to
pay  to  members  of  his own   nationality
throughout (he entire year.
Woman   I
■nwyer    Didn't
Deprived   of   'I
lawyer slimmed  a   pile
before     tha    judge     i
"I move to discharge the prisoner,
on the ground that the prosecution
have not proved their case and that
the evidence is irrelevant and Immaterial."
"Motion  granted,"   said  the  judge.
"No more dastardly outrage was ever
perpetrated," began the lawyer, "than
the Incarceration of this, my innocent
client, lie was engaged in the pursuit
of his daily vocation, when tire strong
the    law   descended   upon
"Yes,   dear,   that   was   11
of my taking your photog
"i low so, darling?"
"The   camera,   was   one
thought  -  photographing
ami   1   had   to   wait   unt
before   I   could   develop
teii   what   you    were
"I see, my darling,
seemed anxious for m>
than usual that night."
"Yes,   sweetheart.     I
sec  what you  thought.'
"Well, that was a \ivy ren
experiment,  wasn't it?"
"Somewhat remarkable, but th.
date girl has to have her wits al
in   these  scientific  t inns."—Town
f    those
il  you  went   home
the   negative   and
thinking    about,
I    thought    you
•   to  leave   earlier
was     anxious   to
mt hi
"Madam," said the jrrfge, "have I not
already told you that your motion was
granted? The prisoner fs discharged."
"He was a man without guile," continued the fair counselor. "He supported
his family as best he could. He was in
the midst of his family circle when a
minion of the law entered and demanded   his   immediate   incarceration."
"I have already decided in your favor, madam, as I have told you twice,"
drawled the judge. "What more do you
"What more do I want, indeed?" cried
the woman lawyer, her face flushing lo
a crimson hue. "Why, I want to argue this case. I stand upon my constitutional right as a woman to have
the last word, and I mean Lo have it. '
And  she did.—New  York  Herald.
you wore your now
"It Is too bad," satd Gobang,  "that it should
have mined  the first  time
dress and spoiled it.'
"I don't mind spoiling the dress so much.'
said Mrs. Ciobang. "but the rain kept all tin
other women at home, and not ono of them saw
my dress."—New York Truth.
New Company {Waken n Showing of a
Million n  Month,
Since the reorganized Northern Pacific
began operating as a united system, Hep-
tember 1, 18!)G, no statement of its earnings has appeared In St. Paul. The. interest of all railroad students in the first
showing of the new company is keen, and
at last Is being gratified. The new company has prepared the following official
sta lemeut of its earnings and expenses
during September and October, for the
New York stock exchange:
Gross earnings for September, $1,833,177;
gross earnings for October, JU.-WK.SS-l, Operating expenses for September, $1,016,-
246; operating expenses for October, $1,-
0iir-J!>2. Net earnings for September,
$7X7.1*30; for October, $l,4:i.'U;i2. In the
same period the operating charges, taxes,
rental and other charges, were $4;t,2;"iS for
September, leaving the net operating income for that month J73S.G71. For October the operating charges, taxes, rental
and other charges were $49,258, and ihe net
operating income for that month was
The operating expenses for each month
include a proportionate part of the estimated taxes and rail and tie renewals for
the current year of the new company
from September 1, ISM,  to July 1, 1H!.'7.
It is officially stated that the earnings
have been affected by smaller wheat
movement. In November and early In
December the road was blocked by a blizzard on the east end and heavy floods on
tho west end. Business is now gradually
approaching normal  proportions.
How (lie MoJnveN ISxpIaln ihe Division   of   the   Knee.
The mystery surrounding the crlgin of
the Indian race is greatly enhanced hy
listening to some of the quaint legends.
Here Is one of them, related by the older
men of the Mojave tribe, says the Los
Angeles  Herald.
"At the time of the Mojave. the white
man, the negro and all other people lived
together with their god, Mulevelia, whose
mother was tlie earth and whose father
the heaven.
"They were all supplied with food,
clothing and many luxuries. Besides
these they had tools arid all kinds of Implements and machinery to  work with.
"Everything was manufactured, and especially matches.
"One day Mulevelia died and all the
people excepting the Mojaves fled after,
looting the camps of everything they
could lay their hands on, not even le
ing a match.
"Here was a pretty state of affairs,
the dead god  awaiting  cremation!
"There seemed to be no other- alternative than to dispatch a messenger for a
spark from one of the brilliant luminaries
of the upper region, and a coyote was
sent   to  a  star  for some   fire.
"After a long time he returned without
success, nnd so hungry that he tried to
eat up the dead  god.
"Mastanho, the man, sat by rubbing
Willow sticks together, and produced
lire, which they used in burning up Mulevelia.
"After the cremation, which took
place somewhere near Port Mohave, the
mountains at the foot of the canyon
parted, and the Colorado flowed through
and swept the ashes away.
"Mastanho   now   became  chief   and   divided   the   Indians   into   tribes,   and
them   l heir allotments oi laud."
W  Mnell of the Ivory UHC(1
nieree    Ih    Secured.
n Com-
Like  "Clinnnce."
Mrs. Partington, Jr.—My Ike Is gottln' on
"How so?"
"He made his dopew as a spenker at somebody else's dinner last night."—Now York
The ivory trade with Africa is conduced
i a scale of far greater dimensions than
most people have any idea of.    Last  year
nearly  700  tons  were imported  into  London alone, says "Pearson's Weekly."
This would mean that i:i the ordinary
way the elephants would soon become
killed off, wen- not the largest part of the
importation taken from the stores which
have been laid up by nature, as if In anticipation of the requirements of modern
These stores are practically tho cemeteries of the elephant world for centuries,
and the ivory is (etched from them by the
natives and sold to the traders, to be by
them exported with comparatively Utile
trouble, and wlihout incurring any risk
to their lives.
Premium   on   Clfrnr   Buying.
In certain towns of Germany the telephone
is Introduced by tobacconists as an additional
attraction I" ousiomors. Any one who buys a
otpar may, If he desires, speak over the tobacconist':- Bcrvioe,
Win nn Aniiuiii Event.
Mr. Dodson, the English actor, told a story
recently of :i clergyman whom he heard at a
parish church In Kent. The clergyman was
reading thi' notices for the week and con-
eluded by saying: "Thore wilt he christening next Sunday at 10:80." He then slowly
[ up to tho pulpit. Suddenly turning to-
the congregation he remarked In severe tones, "Komember, Mrs. Tomllnsun, I
said 10:30. A year ago you were late,
I   bo-
Kxctislng himself from any further participation in general politics, Mr. Gladstone. In a letter to a correspondent of an
English paper, says that when such retirements as his formally take place the
public desires to know that they a"e real,
and not to see them compromised. GRAND  FORKS MINEh.
Thb Mihe»1« rnlillnh''^ nnBnturday and will
D ailed to Hunncrlber on jiayment of Two
*».>llars o yo.ar.
I'Upbtyetl Advertisements VI an inch per
month. A liberal diBOOnnt ailowod on long
Trsucl'-nt AdverttsemenU M cents » line first
iuiertlmi nnd 10 centfl ft liiiu fur each ftdtlitioi.nl
Local or roinllnif matter notices 25 cunts each
Job Printing »t Fair rates. All acciiunil fo
|0b work and advertising pavalilu on thulir.t of
mi li month. F. it. McCimtkb & BON.
As the Columbia <& Western railroad
ih about being constructed into our
louotry, it may b« interesting to know
what its different sections are. We
givetbem as found in the «.'-t passed
i«Rt seaBoa by our local legislattm
entitled "An u'-l for the construction of
the Columbia A Weetern Balway."
"The lirst suction uf this railway shall
consist .if that portiqn of tho lino ex-
! • inlnnj from a   pojnt at or  noar  th i
mth of Trail creok, on tho Oolumbia
liivor thence westerly to a point at or
.•in the town of Hogslnnd.
"Tha second section shall consist of
that portion of the lino or extension
thereof extending from a point at or
near tlio mouth of Trail crook aforesai I
in an easterly or south easterly direction
not more than twenty miles in a direct
Tho third section shall consist of that
portion of the line extending from such
a point at or near the town of Rossland
lua point al or near Christina Lake.
"The fourth section shall consist of
that portion of the line extending fiom
such  point    at or   near   Ohristida Lake
to a point at or near the town pf Midway.
"The tiftli section shall consist of that
portion of the line extending from H
point at or near tho town qf Midway to
a point half way or more to tho town
of 1'entictou.
The sixth section shall consist of that
portion of the line extending from such
halfway point, to a point at of near the
town of I'snticton.
Meagre particulars have been recejv
ed of the row at Nelson, Wash., on
Christmas night, in which Dick Purcell
received a Bevere chastisement which
might have resulted seriously,
As far au can be learned Dick Purcell
is ono of the proprietors of a hotol al
Nelson; Win. Bands and his partner
Bert King were sta.v ing at tho hotel
and Christmas night they wore awaken
ed just in time to discover Purcell escaping from their room, springing out
of bed they found ;that thoy had been
robbed of 847 and a gold watch at-d
Thoy at onco followed Pureed and demanded the return of their property.
He showed light and thoy overpowered
him nnd beat him black and blue, but
he still refused to give any information
relative to tho stolon goodB. The next
day however, a part of the watch chain
was found on the floor of tho sittins:
room  iu Purci'll's hotol.
Those who know tho particulars of
the affair aro very reticent and it is impossible to get at tho facts of the ess-
but public opinion seems in favor of
Sands and King, und tho theory seems
to prevail that Purcell knows more of
the robbery than he is willing to ad mil.
This theory is strengthened by the fan
that bis previous character is none of
the best.
A very sad cbbb of poisoning ooouro d
at Greenwood  on Tuesday evening hint,
the victim being   Mr. Richard Taylor
druggist of  that town.
Ituppears tnat Mr. I'nylor along with
Homo   friends   was spending  Tuesday
evening at tho hospital and left that
place about eleven o'clock and want to
bis room at the roar of Ids drug store.
Mr. Fisher, his partner, hoard him go
over to the dispensing counter just
prior to his entering hi-, own room.
'I'nylor remarked he had spent a very
plesant evening nt the hospital, Ho
then took some medicine from a blue
bottle, Mr. Fisher, thinking that it
was the same medicine that Taylor of tin
look before retiring nt night. Instead of
this he must have accidently taken
some prussic acid which waa also on
the dispensing counter.
Mr. Fisher then hoard him say, "Well
1 will go in bed now." Entering the
room he found Taylor suffering from
the effects of tho drug arid before medical attendance could bo summoned the
poison had done its work.
On Wednesday Dr. Jakes, coroner for
this district, hold an Inquest on tho
body of the deceased with Dr. Hop-
worth as medical examiner. From the
evidence produced it was cloar that it
was a Case of accidental poisioning.
Mr. Richard Taylor, the docaased had
lately gone into tho drug businosB at
Greenwood along with his partnor, Mr.
Fisher, and was in easy circumstances.
Hie many friends in Voinonjwhere he
for years successfully carriod on the
drug business, as well as his host of
friends in the Kettle Rivor and Boundary districts will learn with sorrow of
his untimely death.
Interesting Items    datherde     From
Many Souroes Mining
Owing to tho rich strikes recently
made in Eureka camp an idea of the different properties with the best surface
showings may be of interest to the
Eureka camp is situated on the Colvillo reservation aLout .'15 miles from
Grand Forks, thero being a good wagon
road ali tho way. Among the properties
in this now famous camp are tho
Which is a quartz proposition owned
by Jim Clark, Phil Greaser and Tommy
Ryan, They are working four men this
winter in tho 50 foot tunnel on the property. Free gold ct;n bo obtained in pay-
iug quantities from tho oropplngs of
this claim.
Joins tho Lone Pino on the south anil
is a similar proposition. It is owned by
John Welty, E. S. Babb and W. H. Williamson who have commenced a shaft
on tho lead and arc now down some 15
Is an extension of tho Black Tail on
tho south and iu owned by Harry Kaugh
man and others. Work is being done
this wiutor on the claim with good results.
thf.   QUILP
Joins tlie Admiral on the west and h'
owned by G. M, Welty, C. I). Krum, Geo.
Bailey aud Geo. Eichenaur. There is a
wokderful surface showing on this this
property of well mineralized quartz car
ryi ng free-gold.
Joins the Lone Pine on the north and
the showing is almost identical, free
gold being fouud iu tho oninoralizeJ
JoiiiB the Mammoth on tho north ami
is owned by Robt Stocksbury and other.".
A force of men are now working on this
property wich is showing up well.
Thero are several other proportie>
such as the Spokane, tho Ropublic, tin-
Micawbor and a dozen others with ex
cellent surface showings which insun
the future prosperity of the camp.
There is now no reason to doubt that
within tho next year more than one
property in Eureka camp will be ship
ping ore.
The contract on the Bonanza shaft
in French camp is complete 1 and an
other contract to continue the same a-
to be let at once.
Edward Titsworth has sold a quart
er interest in the Robin Adair to Robert
Clark. This claim joins the Seattle
mine on the east and is a valuable property.
When applying for Crown Grants for
mineral claims request that they be
advertised In the Grand Forks Miner
—the best advertising medium of the
Kettle  Kiver and Boundary districts.
Bert King, who is a part owner in tin
Homo Run and Star of the West Jclaime
on Hardy mountain, has transfered his
interest ill the abave claims to A. L.
Rogers, the consideration being n
goodly  sum.
Oapt. 0. W. Garter is now Binking h
new Bhaft on tho Viola mine in Carter's
lamp. The old workings will bo aband -
miod until spring, when it is oxpected
I hoy will do considerable work in both
Brig. Voting and J. Smith havo purchased the well known Monarch pro
porty in Greenwood camp. Tho Monarch does grace to its name and thore
is no doubt but that its now owners
will never regret Huh doal.
Mr. John Kootigh was down from
the R-lloll yesterday and reports the
vertical shaft which thoy are sinking
on the property, now down 01 feet.
Tho surface cropping* of tho vein are
10 (est east of tho shaft and it has a
pilch of 10 20 decrees, It is expected
to tap tho vein at a depth of 100  feet.
There is a prospect of the Oity of
Paris and Linden mines, in White's
camp being started up in a wook or bo.
Mr. A. G. Honnage is oxpectod herein
a fi w days from Nelson where he has
born looking aftor some property recently purchased by hie company.
,1. li. Cameron, of the Coeur do Alenea
and Temple See ley, of Rossland wero
in Grand Forks on Thursday upon
their return from Greenwood, where
t h< y went to look aftor some property
in Greenwood camp owned by Mr.
Soi ley and others. Thoy will return
on or about the lirst of February, when
Mr. Cameron will establish himself
hero in business and become interested
in mining propertiea on the North Fork.
A mass meeting will be held at Nelson
U. S. on Saturday, Jan, 9 at 1 P. M
for the purpose of electing a new mining recorder to lill the position lately
made vacant by the resignation of Mr.
Campbell, the former recorder. There
are two candidates for this office, Mr.
Coleman and Mr. Jennings. It is imperative that tho residents of the Nelson
district have a local recorder and thus
save having to travel all the way to
Colvillo when they desire to record a
Bonds of Electric, Steam
or Horse Car Railways
Peraone having mining or other Properties that will
bear investigation, can have a Company promoted, or
sell them, by addressing	
17 and 10 Broadway, Now Yoik City.    London offices:—ChieweU  House,  No.
139 Finsbury Pavement, London, E. O., England.
Joe Schuster has bondod tho Flaherty
claim in Euroka camp and intends to
commence work at onco.
D. P. Mitchell is closing a doal for the
Iron King and Silver Con claiuiB, some
,'i miles up tho North Fork, ou tho
oast side.
It is proposed to rur. a 100 foot tunnel on tho Groat Northern claim near
LeFlour mountain, Thin property belongs to Simon  Shaw aud Goo. Carr. I.
Messrs McLaren and Davis who own
the Frisco, Sunset and Boulder, on the
Reservation have struck pay ore in the
9 foot shaft they have cunk on the
Frisco claim.
The Wild-flowor claim is looking up
well just now. It iB some 2J^ mile«
north oast ot the town and ie a quartz
proposition being well mineralized ami
carrying a good percentage  of copper,
Tho Star of the West, on Hardy moun
tain, is looking woll. Tho ore on this pro
perty lies close to the surface. It i-
owned by James Hamilton aud Bert
Ring, wuo havo other excellent properties  in this section.
A great deal of development work is
now being done in White's camp, several proportioa turning out ore on tb -
dump which is awaiting the long expected iron horse that will haul it tithe smelter for treatment.
The Vulcan, Pluto and Saturn which
ire Curlew crook properties are comin g
rapidly io tho front, line copper or.-
was recently struck in the 20 foot tun-
nol on tho Saturn claim. The owner-
if these properties are Frank Beau-
:hate, R, O. Johncon and Frank
Galona mountain is the seem of
:onsiderable activity just now, ie
-leveral of tho properties are being work
jd and the lights of tho different pro
perties can be seen for mi'es around
my clear night, which gives the spectator an idoa of tho number of work
iug proporties on   Galena mountain.
Messrs Griffin and Dircksou, of the
Bonanza Mouniain Gold Mining Com
pany, are now down some 40 foet on the
lodgo, on tho Bonanza claim. It is
their intention to sink to the depth ol
70 feet nnd then crosscut. This property has from the time the lirst shoi
*as put in been very encouraging to its
owners and it is now almost demon
strated that there is a paying mine ii
[no Bonanza claim.
A 813 assay was recently made from
croppings taken from the Big Chier
claim, at the head of Ghristinia Lake,
which is owned by Kirkham and Austin
Christina Lake camp is rapidly com
ing to tho front owing to the rich finds-
that havo recently been made on the
lifferent proporties in this camp and it
is altogether likely that within th*
next few months over a dozen Chris
:ina Like proportios will be shipping
Colville, Deo., 28-Tho contract for
furnishing poles for tho Spokano aud
British Columbia Telephone and Telegraph Company between Colville and
Spokane have been let to several parties
providing for the furnishing ot them
within GO days from the 10th day of
i^ecomber. Thia company has also let a
limilar contract for furnishing the poles
oetween Marcus and Northport. The'
:ompany confidently expect to have the
ine completed and in working order
botween Spokane and RosBiand, B. C't
by the fii-Bt of May, 1897, and between
Spokane aud Grand Forks, B. O. bj
June 1st 1897.
Tho managoment of the |company's
affairs is under the control of Williarr
I. OakOB, who is the principal stock
■older in the company, being also president and treasurer. The completion
of this line will be a great boon to the
towns of this county, and of incalcul
able value to the mining cam pa.—
Job work at the Miner office.
Certificate  of   Improvements  Notice.
Seattle Mineral Claim, situate In the Kettle
River Mining Division ofA'ale District,
Where located—In Brown's camp on tho west
side of the North Fork of Kettle river.
TAKE NOTICE that I, F. Wollaston, acting as
agent for the Seattle Mining A Smelting
Company (Foreign), free miner's certificate No.
>• '.il'i. Intend 60days from the date hereof, to
apply to the Mining Recorder for a Certificate
ollmprovements for the purpose o( obtaining a
Grown Grant of the above claim.'
And further take notice that action under
section 87 must be commenced before the lssu
mice of Hudi Certificate of Improvements.
Dated this 30th da; November, 1806.
G. B. Stocking,
Beet Mainspring in the World,
Fully Warranted,
Watch Repairinfc"is My Specialty.
' All Work Warranted.
NOTICE 18 HEREBY OIVBN that application
will ba made to the Legislative Aaseir.My
uf the Provinoe of British Oolumbia for an Act
incorporating the Inhabitants of the townsite
of 3ratid Forks, lu tho Osoroos division of the
district <>f Yale, as a municipality, to define the f
limits of said corporation, with BUOl) provisions
of the general munloipnl aces now in force in
the Province, and such other provisions aa may
be applicable,or necessary or expedient; and
with suoh further provision as will enables
vote to be taken, at the time fixed for the first
election, to determine whether the affairs of the
corporation shall, subject to the provisions of
tin; Act of incorporation, h« managed by an nx-
eoutive of three commissioners orbyaraayoi
and five aldermen.       FRANK HIGGINS,
Solicitor for Applicants.
Wholesale aDd Retail
All Kinds of Fresh Moats at Live und Let Live Prioe9.
"Companies' Act," Part IV, and amending Acts.
"The Keough Qqld and Copper Mining
Company" (Foreign.)
Registered the 25th day of November, 1896.
T HEREBY CERTIFY that I have this day teg-
X istered "The Keough Gold and Copper Mining
Company" (Foreign), under the ''Companies'
Act, PartIV., "Registration Of Foreign Companies, ' and amending AetB.
The head office of the Bald company is situated at tho City of Halt Lake, State of Utah,
U.S. A.
The objects for which tho Company ia estali
llshed are:—To purchase, work, develop and
manage the R-Rell lode mining claim, the
Aspen lode mining claim, the Delainar lode
mining claim and the Remington lode mining
claim, all situate In Yale Mining District, British Columbia, and to acquire mines, mills.
reduction wcrks and such property real and
personal ss may be suitable or convenient for
carrying on a general mining and milling business; and to operate, buy, sell or exchange,
[nines, mills, reduction works and all property
necessary or convenient to tho business.
The capital stock of tlie sold Company is two
hundred thousand dollars, divided in.to two
hundred thousand shares of the par value oi
one dollar each.
Given under ray hand aud seal of oflice ai
Victoria, Province of British Columba, this26th
day of November, 1896,
[US,) 3. Y. WOOTTON,
Registrar of Joint Stock Companies.
Second Street
Grand Forks, B. C.
NOTICE 13 HEREBY GIVEN that application
will be made to the Legislative Assemblv
of tlie Province of British Columbia, at its next
session for nn Act Incorporating the Cascade
•Viiter, Power, and Light Company, Limited.
with power to appropriate and use SO much
■vnter from Boundary creek. Kettle river and
the North Fork of Kettle river as the eompany
■nay see fit, for the purpose of establishing
A-ater-works nnd supplying water for mining,
domestic, manufacturing, and other purposes
'i the Inhabitants of the townsites of Midway,
Vnaoonda, Greenwood, Grand Forks and Cascade City in Yale district and to appropriate
uid use 150,000 miner's inches of water from
Kettle river, near Cascade City for the purpose
of generating electricity for the supply of light,
neat, and power to the inhabitants, cities,
iowns, mines, smelters aud tramways within a
radius of 40 miles from the said'townsite ol
J rand Forks and to construct, erect and maintain all necessary works, buildings, dams, race
ways, flumes, poles and erections, lay pipes and
Stretch wires for generating and supplying
electricity as aforesaid and to enter upon and
expropriate land for the purposes of the Company and also to construct, maintain aud operate tramway and telephone systems within the
■mid radius of 40 miles, and to do all other
things necessary or conducive to the attainment of the above objects or any of them.
Dated at the City of Victoria the 10th day of
November, A. D. 1896.
Solicitor for ApplicautB.
mfWTMWW* House and Carriage Painter,
§ O T/^MO ^ ^per  Hanger,
k OI vlllO1 fe an^ Kalsommer'
Orders Promptly Attended to.   Estimates Furnished on
All Kinds of Work. GRAND FORKS, B. C.
Should carefully conBiuV
the coBt of material, ami
by figuring, find out that
all kinds ot
Rough and Dressed Lumber
Shingles, Lath, Etc.
can be purchased at tho
rand   Forks
C.  K, SIMPSON,  Proprietor.
.V Full Stook of Toilet Articles
Always ou Hand. Alao a Well
Assorted Supply of
AND WALL paper-
surgery IN REAR
VfOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that application
Vi will bo made to the Legislative Assembly
of the Provluce of British Columbia at its next
teuslon for an Act to incorporate the Grand
ftirkl Townsite Company, Limited Liability,
vith powor to appropriate, take, and use
from the North Fork of Kettle tttver, and Manlv
'Keek, at points above the townjule of Grand
Korks, Osoyoos Division ol Bait "'"•de PlBtrle',
<o much of the water as may ho QfiOOBiary for,
md to utilize the water ho diverted for, 'ie fol*
lowing purposes, namely; of genoiiiling^
dectrfcity and of supplying the same within
he district hereinafter mentioned either for
electric lighting, motive power, telegraph, tele-
nhone or other works; of supplying water to
consumers as a motive power for hauling, pumping, lighting, smelting, drilling, or for ouj
other purpose for which it may be applied or
n0quired; oi supplying water for domestic, min
ing, manufacturing, and other purposes to the
nftters, smelters, operators of tramways, and
inhabitants of the townsite of Grand Forks aud
f a strip of territory not exceeding six milOB in
"■ idth on olther side of the South Fork of Kettle
(Uvet and not exceeding in length twenty-five
miles above the sold townsite of Grand Fork
along the Une of the North Fork of Kettle Kiver :
nnd with power to construct and maintain
•nildings, erections, dams, ditches, flumes,
raceways, or othor works necessary for carrying
out the above purposes, or any of them, or fori
i nproving or increasing the said water privi-j
leges j and with power to enter and expropriate
iuid for a site for power houses, and for dams, |
ditches, racowaya and reservoirs, aud for carrying the electric current underground or overhead and for such other workH as may be
necessary and for the buldlng thereon of mills,
manufactories, or any erection for the purpose
of carrying on auy industry; and with power to
erect, lay, construct and maintain buildings,
pipes, poles, wires, appliances or •onvenloncuB
necessary or proper for the generating and
transmitting of electricity and power; ana with
power to constiuct, equip, operate and maintain tramways for the purpose of carrying
passengers or freight in the district above mentioned; and with power to maintain and
operate a telephone system In the said district;
and with power to do all such things as are Incident or conducive to the attainment of tho
above objects.
Dated at the City of Victoria this 8th day of
December, 1896. HUNTER & DUFF,
Agents for Fulton & Ward,
^Solicitors for the applicant*.
The beet wire spring in the world la
made in Grand Forks. I also do all
finds of lino furniture and other
md Seals.   Apnr.t for the best makes of
iowicg machines.    Also   the Hummer
Twidtrs will bo received by the under.lgned
until January the lMh 1697 for tho commotion
of an irrigating ditch and flume from Boundiry
ureok to Midway flat.
PlanB and spool/lcatlonB can be seen at th»
ifflcc of the Midway Company, Midway, B. O.
and the offloe of 0. 1?. Coiterton, V.mon, B. C.
Tho loweit or any tender not nec.Marily accepted. A. K. STUART,
Agent Midway Company. Ltd.
Midway, B. C, Beoembtr 6,1896.
Ail Roads Lead to Carson,
Dealer in Qoneral
.Carriea a Oompleto Une of
Dry Goods,
Boots and Shoes,
Also a Full Line of
Harness, Saddles, Bits, Spurs,
Etc., Etc.
Carson to Curlew, San Poil
and Eureka Camus.
Loaves Carson and Nelson on Tueaeay and
Friday.    Returns Wednesday and   Saturday
making connection with Morrison's Stage Line.
always on Hand.
For 1'rloe. and Term, call on or ad(Ir*M,
Grano. Forks, B. O.
Toucher of
Student from tho College of Music of Cincin-
nattl, and pupil of tho distiuguishtd Master anil
Violinist, Ohas, HaetouB of the Brussels Franco-
llelglan School of the Violin.
OFFICE HOURS - Monday, Wednesday,
Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 2 to 5 p. m.
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