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The Grand Forks Miner Dec 18, 1897

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In the  lender light of each  new  day's
A white-robed tvngel the order brings,
And thou, 0 Soul, in the silence nwukeu-
Heareth the rush of the plumed wings.
Beuled with lhe seal of the Christ are the
No ej;es save thine may the message
That places thee where, in thy Captain's
Of faithful service He hath most need.
Oft times thou readest the oue word "Onward I"
Though steep be the path and held by
Though hope and courage alike bave fulled thee
And  darker  nnd   blacker the heavens
Oft times when  the hot blood, leaping,
Urges thee on with relentless hand,
While others are storming the enemy's
There   cometh    to    thee    the   order,
Stand nnd wait in the plnce appointed,
Though   other   troopers   go   galloping
Patiently wait, for thy Captain knoweth
Thut waiting shall win the day at lust.
Oft there nre marches long and weary
When the sun beats down with pitiless
And solemn vigils when through the darkness
Thou treadest the sentry's lonely beat.
But always and ever each soldier knoweth
The Captain   Himself hath served  in
the rnnks—
Hath    borne    the    burden    on    weary
Hath watched alone by the river banks.
Knoweth thnt inch by inch He conquered,
Learning His army's inmost needs,
While marching across the enemy's country
Where now His forces He safely leads.
Sealed wilh the soul of the Christ are the
The angel brings nt the dawn of day;
Take  them,  O   Soul,  without doubt or
Fearlessly tread the appointed way;
For nearer and nearer, the jeweled bastions
Of heaven gleam brightly through the
mists of space,
And His "Well-done" shall be thy guerdon
When  thou meetest thy Captain face
to face.
T was a very warm
day ueur the close
of August, aud Virginia Allen stepped
Into a corner drug
store to refresh herself with a sodn.
A woman ls never too warm or too
fatigued  to  notice
nnother     woman's
gown, anil as Virginia waited at the
', soda   counter   her
) observant eyes look
In   every detail of
the charming sum-
1 mer costume worn
by a youug woman
ivho wns standing nt the telephone.
She was a very pretty woman and
her dainty gown of linen, with Its touch
of green ribbon here and there, became
her exceedingly, ns did her hat, a mass
of sweel pens and green gauze, set well
forward on her blonde head.
Just now she was a bit out of temper.
"Express 2804," she called Impatiently.
Aud as she waited for the desired number she turned and looked at Virginia,
who, quite overcome by the heat—or
was It for some other reason—had seated herself nt no great distance oft and
was wielding a pnliu leaf fan energetically.
The pretty woman turned abruptly
to the 'phone In response to a call. "Is
this Express 280*1?" she said.
"It Is Byron's number," Virginia muttered lo herself.   "I thought so."
The woman nt the 'phone spoke
"This Is Mr. Curtis, ls It uot?" Virginia ceased fanning nud scarcely disguised the fuet that the conversation
Interested her.
"Yes, I nm Miss Clenvebrook," continued the woman In the Ilueu gowu.
Then, "Yes, please."
A short pause ensued. The drug store
cuckoo clock struck 2, Virginia excitedly Imagined What Byron Curtis
must be saying at the other end of (lie
'phone In his ofiice, high up In one of
the down-town buildings.
Miss Clenvebrook interrupted hor
thoughts. "Yes," she snld, aud Virginia fancied perhaps that her voice
took on a more tender 'one. "Same
place," she continued, with a llttlo
laugh. "Did you? I'm so glad. Thanks
so uiuch for the flowers. You really
mustn't send them so oftcu. It's too
extravagant of you."
Virginia gave a little start. "Theater
nguln this week?" questioned Miss
Clenvebrook doubtlugly. "[ really
think twice n week Is too ofteu."
But the man with whom she wns
talking seemed to overcome her scruples, and after agreeing to go with him
on Friday evening of that week she
"Why don't you nsk me why I called
you up?" Then, seeming to forget that
she was In a public place, she laughed
merrily nt the response that came back
over the 'phone.   Finally she said:
"No, It wasn't that. I want very
much to see that book of 'After Dinner
Speeches" you spoke of. Can't you
bring it to me this evening? No? Well,
to-morrow, then. What are you going
to do to-night?"
The fair questioner seemed but little
pleased at the answer she received.
She lupped her foot impatiently, and
It was a full minute before she spoke.
Virginia fancied she heard Byron
saying: "I am going to call on Miss
Allen tonight." For hud be not asked
If lie might come over to see her Tuesday?
Miss Clenvebrook recovered her temper, If Indeed she had lost It, aud suid:
"1 thought I told you to drop thut?"
Virginia rose hurriedly and walked
to the front of the store. "It Is Insupportable," she muttered to herself.
"She speaks as If she owned hiin
when "
Her thoughts overcome her as the
memory of nil that hud happened between her and Byron Curtis rushed lo
her mind.
The sharp Hug of the little bell recalled her to herself and she looked up
to see Miss Clenvebrook leave the store
und go slowly down the street with a
happy smile dimpling her pretty fuee.
Virginia took nn Impulsive step toward the telephone, heedless of the
clerk who stood behind the counter and
who began lo g* ze at her rather curiously.
"He need uot come to see me," she
thought fiercely. "He would rather be
with her." Her voice nearly choked
her as she answered, "Express 2804,"
to the Inevitable, "Number, plense!"
The moments which followed were
agony to her. Her thoughts ran wild.
"It was ouly last week that he told me
that he cured for me and I—wns to have
answered him to-night.   Why—why did
1 care so much?"
"Hello!" sounded a man's voice over
the 'phone, and then, before she could
speak, "ls this you again, Louise?"
Virginia's face paled; theu she flushed painfully. Had she beeu mistaken?
It had never occurred to her that another man could have answered to Express 2804.
She made an effort to control her
voice. "I am Miss Allen. I wish to
spenk to Mr. Curtis."
"Mr. Curtis left the office, madam, nt
2 o'clock. I am his partner, Mr. Col-
way.   Can I do any thing for you?"
"Thauk you, no," replied Virginia.
Mr. Colway wondered ns he hung up
the receiver at the glad change lu the
girl's voice.
"Miss Allen!" he soliloquized. "By
Jove! I didn't know It had gone so fur.
Her voice sounded as If she might be
pretty. If 1 am to believe Curtis ou
the subject of the young woman's
charms, he ls In great good luck, but
I'll bet she can't touch Lou."
The glad change In Vlrglnla'8 voice
was noticed also by another man—a
man who stood by the cigar counter
watching the girl with his whole soul In
his eyes.
Virginia turned from the 'phone witli
a happy feeling of thankfulness that
was almost a pain. The man who had
been wntchlug her stepped quickly toward her.
"Byron!" she snld, with a little glad
cry, holding out both hands to him.
"Virginia," he answered, "It Is Tuesday."
"Yes," she said softly, "It Is Tuesday."
"And " questioned he.
"Yes, again," she murmured, even
A drug store ls not a very romantic
place, but I think that those two told
each other everything lu the look they
gave each other, quite unmindful of the
little clerk, who flippantly mixed an
egg phosphate for the next customer.
The Young Lady Tuug-ht Hint that He
Had Made a Mintake.
"No," said Evangeline Glendennlng,
as she looked down ut the floor und
nervously twisted her slim UttJe Angers; "no, Alfred, I um sorry, but It
cannot be."
Alfred Doncaster had loved the beati-
tlfid girl from the moment he had first
seen her, and he had fondly believed
that she looked upou him with more
than ordinary favor.
But now his holies lay shuttered, and
the future stretched out black before
The strong, handsome youug man
sighed, aud was silent for a long time.
At last the sweet maiden said:
"Try to be brave, Alfred. I^ook at
mc.   See how 1 nm hearing up."
He turned toward her lu wonder, nnd
"Why should you bid me do this?
What have you to bear up under?"
"Oh, Alfred, If you only knew!"
"EvangelineI" he cried, catching her
In bis arms and holding her ln a strong
embrace, "you love mc! Ah, darling,
you cannot hide the truth from me!
Tell mc It Is bo!"
"Yes," she said, "I love you, Alfred."
"O heaven," be groaned, "this Is terrible, terrible. Oh, If you only hnted
me—Ion I hed me! Then my fule would
bc litis bitter."
She wns frightened, and drew away
from him.
"Why," she asked, "do you want me
to hate you?"
"Ah," he answered, "I might bear
my own burden, but how can I survive
knowing that you, too, suffer?"
"Yes, why should either of us suffer?" the trembling girl inquired.
"Evangeline," he almost hissed, "do
not Jest with me!   Why should we suf- i
fer!   Are we not doomed to everlnst-'
lug separation nud  misery?    Are we
not to be "
"Oh," she Interrupted, "you're not
going to let a little bluff stop you right
at the start, are you? Did you want
me to tumble Into your arms the first
thing, as If I had merely becn waiting
for the word? You must be new at
this business."
Then she became so angry that It
took Alfred Doncaster nearly seven
minutes to win her back again.—Oleve
land Leader.
The best methods of enhancing the
Charms nature hns bestowed ore so
simple thai uny one may employ tiiein.
We cniiiiul always look like girls of
sixteen or eighteen summers, lull there
are uiitny matrons of thirty-five who
look fully ten yours older, because Ihey
hnve uot taken the proper cure of
themselves, A morning bath In water
cool enough to be invigorating but not
cold enough to chill the body is not
only necessary for cleanliness, bin Is a
grout benutllier also. This is quickly
accomplished by wringing a towel out
Df cold wilier uud going over 'lie body
us rapidly ns possible, Then rub wilh
a dry towel until the flesh Is all In a
Ent plain, wholesome food, avoiding
pastry or cake, fat meat, nnd rich preserves. Exercise freely lu the open
nlr. A brisk walk one hour every duy
ls necessary for those whose duties
keep them closely confined the remainder of the time. Wash the fuee morning and night with good soup und hot
water, rluse iu clear water uud dry
with a soft towel. At night apply a
mixture composed of equal parts of
glycerine nud rose water, rubbing it
well Into the skin. If the face Is tunned from exposure to the wind a little
lemon Juice added to this lotion will
whiten It, und Is perfectly harmless.
Cultivate a cheerful disposition. Nothing i.s so destructive of good looks ns
constant worrying, and while nervous
women cannot entirely control this
linbit, it cannot be denied thnt many
of them Indulge lu gloomy fancies
more thnu the circumstances would
Warrant—Western Housekeeper.
Elected County Treasurer.
Miss Katie E. Johnson, of Norton,
Kan., who was elected Treasurer of tlie
county on the Republican ticket,,was
b o r n I n Shelby
County, Indiana, In
lSlio. She went
with her parents to
Leavenworth county in INTO nnd moved to a homestead
£.. iu Norton County
' iu 1878. Here she
ul fended the common schools. She
received n third
grade teacher's certificate nnd tuught for two terms. She
used the mouey in securing n better
education, uud next received a first
grade certificate and attended the
Stale Normal oue year. She served six
years in the county treasurer's office
ns deputy or assistant treasurer, She
owns two good farms, which she manages herself and linds Ihem profitable
Investments, She Is good-looking nud
sociable, but cures little for society or
"pink tens."
Men Nervous nt Hie Altar.
It Is certain that at the wedding ceremony It ls always the man nnd not the
woman who Is "rattled." Ministers testify to the fact, and any prospective
bridegroom will bear witness to thii-
awful feeling of apprehension with
which he looks forward to the wedding
ceremony ln which he Is to piny nn lui-
portnut part It Is really n piece of self-
consciousness which shows the conceit
of man nnd for which there ls no need;
the bridegroom is a matter of little consideration to anyone, possibly excepting thc bride, when the great occasion
To Make un iiun Keveul Ita Age.
To ascertain the freshness of an egg,
without breaking, hold It before a
strong light and look directly through
the shell. If the yolk appears round
and the white surrounding It clear, the
chances nre that the egg ls fresh. Or
you may drop It Into water; If the egg
sinks quickly aud remains at the bottom It is In all probability fresh, but If
It stands ou end It Is doubtful, nnd
quite bad ir It floats. The shell of a
fresh egg looks dull, while that of a
stale one ls glossy.—Mrs. S. T. Korer,
ln Ladles' Home Journal.
If you start on a Journey and forget
to take an umbrella' with you It's a
sure sign of rain,
Woman Admitted to the Bur.
Miss Katie Uocliford, of Devon, Iowa,
ls the first woman ever admitted to the
bur of the Supreme Court of South Du-
koln. She was subjected  to  a   very
rigid examination
ut   Pierre, but acquitted  herself
creditably. In 18ll.->
she   took   the  degree of B. S. nt the
Northern   Indiana
Normal College nt
Valparaiso.     She
hns   studied   lnw
wilh  Joseph   Kir-
by, Sioux Falls, S.
D,   lier father, u
prominent  business  mnu
British Women Live 1.miner than Men,
Despite Hie fragility with which their
sex ls credited, the number of British
female conteuarlaus greatly exceeds
that of tbe men, 22."> women out of every 1,000,000 reaching the century
mark, while only 80 men out of the
snme number round out 100 yours.
E. rtochford, Is a
at   Devon,
tVas   Kick   Once,   but   Died   Pcoullcea
und a Morphine Fiend.
| "Tom" Coffin, a mysterious spendthrift who lived near Wlllthl'Op, Me.,
| is dead,   ills end wns in keeping with
i the strangeness of his life.   He died iu
;the little town of Lovell, Me., from the
with the necessary I effects of the morphine habit and leav-
In llp-to-Dilte Home.
Some really original Bait-cellars nre
shell shape and a relief from the usual
A pretty Idea long fninillur to the
French ls the luxuriously embroidered
chamber towel, with long grille fringes
of silk nnd cotton.
Wliite china for ferns and flowers
Is ever popular, and there Is n growing tendency nmong young housekeepers to buy the pure white china, ns a
table never grows tiresome If decked
color added In centerpiece or a bdt of
On old oak or Chippendale tables tea-
cloths of liuesl Breton lnce, with Insertions of Cluny look the best. Some
hnve openwork ecclesiastical designs
nud com
Ing uo friends or money to bury him
The selectmen of Wlntbrop have
received word that Collin hns been
hurled at the expense or the town of
Lovell end that YViulhrop would be
looked to lo make good liie costs.   II,iw
l'i    'rr 'i'!.i,  tin.,.,,   und |C"Bin got his money no one seems io
I know.   His life away from Wlnthrop
Silken sofa pillows ln French tapes-
try, wlih a pineapple pattern wrought
In gold, lire popular. So ure pillows of
liitnil-einlirohleileil   satins  on   grounds
of dull blue und terra-cotta or conventional popples on green, wllh flounces
of art silk.
Abundant Lock*, iu Favor.
Fashionable  women arc using hair-
dressing again, so, though he admires j thought of him for years, when sudden
Is a mystery. Some sny he got Ids
money us a bookmaker nt the New
Y'ork race tracks; some sny Inflated
mine and land enterprises. But this Is
known: He was (here twelve years
»go with money—with heaps and sinclis
of mouey. Coffin was a Wlnthrop boy
nnd lived there till nenrlng young manhood. Then he got Into trouble and had
to leave town. Nothing wns heard or
The  Celcbruted   Han-iaon   llouicsteud
Down in Old Virginia.
The Berkeley home of lhe Harrison
family of Virginia Is one of the inter-
; estiug landmarks of the notion,  li has
, been a birthplace of a governor of
Virginia and signer of the Declaration
of Independence; of a revolutionary
general and of a President of the l.'iii-
i ted Slutes. The eslate is mentioned
lu coloulal annals as long ago as 11122,
; when it was the scene of a terrible Indian massacre.   It wus then owned by
' n prominent settler, George Thorpe,
who wns killed during tlie uprising by
uu Indian whom he had befriended.
Berkeley soon afterward passed Into
the hands of Benjamin Harrison,  ills
her gleaming hair, lie must let it alone
The belle now does not wash her hair,
but brushes it nnd wipes off each
strand with u towel dipped In some
dressing. She rubs the scalp carefully,
purling the hnlr lu different places,
bul she would nol think of wasting the
natural oil by washing the hnlr, and
yet you remember how we used to
wush our locks and dry them In the
sun every week If wc expected to at
tain the desired Huff.
The current fashionable fancies  In j away because some young peopl
hair-dressing ure In favor of Hie worn-1 upon them, uninvited e evening
en whose locks lire long and plentiful,
but here nre two coiffures for heads
ly he reappeared lu ihe community nt
Hint time n man of middle nge, medium
size, ngile, hearty of manner, with a
strong, intelligent face. But soon he
begun to paralyze the community, He
wus an opium fleud at the time. He
bought horses, and when he got angry
at them he had them shot. He bought
n fine house aud Immediately began to
mutilate the grounds by fearing nwny
n fine bank wall of granite, He had his
front stone steps lorn up and curled
not so liberally supplied. In the flrsl
the hnlr was waved and arranged it
loose colls und puffs in back, Directly
on top it formed ti loop, re-enforced by
n pretty ornament of black velvet nnd
Jet In the oilier short, wavy hail' was
arranged in puffs at the sides und iu
Huffy curls In back, while nt the top
came a double puff, one on top of tlie
other. Two combs were placed among
the curls lu front. With women whose
hn Ir Is abundant, the pompndoiir still
holds Its own. Jeweled side combs
nre uo longer worn except for full
.... u
bought carriages and furniture mil
then more carriages rind furniture nnd
made a bonlire on his lawn of the first
Installment. If he hnd an end in life
it seemed to be to dazzle and astonish
the acquaintances of liis youth, lie
bought expensive carpeting, to be
spread from his front dom* across tlte
! street so tliat the woman he introduced
j as his wife might go to an entertainment without soiling the soles of her
Sometimes he lind his tantrums nnd
; bad spells. Then there were shrieks
| from the house, from ils female in
1 mates, nnd the good people of Wlnthrop
I held their breath with thoughts of murder nnd other climes.
I II Is estimated that Coffin must have
| spent $2110.0110 ni least in the four years
he wns in Wlnthrop, and several pet-
sons In lhe plnce were left the richer
for his having come. He distributed
his money nmong his friends with lavish hand. Tie seemed utterly cureless
In regard to the keeping of his money.
At one time lie left a basket containing
$100,000 in currency in the house. In
plain sight, in a room, with no one left
to look nfter It lint n few women.
He carried nlioui with him n grip
stuffed wllh $80,000 In bills, and onco
absent-mindedly lefl li in a store nnil
did not think to call for il until the next
day. it Is also related that one time he
had the grip full of money, and, being
about to start on a trip to Boston, he
did not wish to be bothered with so
lunch money, so he emptied il upon the
floor of n closet lu his house and started on his wny without furl her thought.
He left Wlnthrop after those escapades
as suddenly ns ho came. When he was
there again, a short time ago, he was a
changed man, only lhe ghost of his former self, emaciated, unsteady In gait—
a pitiable wreck.
| Bad Mistuke for Them   to   Benin Life
in a Boarding House.
Edward W. Bok, editor of the Ladles'
Home Journal, always u stanch uud tin-
compramlslng advocate of the home,
Being pleasant Is largely a matter of ! asserts, ln a late issue of Ills magazine.
descendants lfved there until within
the last twenty-live years, during
which time, we are told, the plnce never lucked nu Inmate of the name of
Benjamin Harrison.
Berkeley Is an unpretending building
to have been the home of    so    niriiiy
j grout men. The house is of brick, two
stories and n half high, with a quaint
sloping roof and dormer windows. A
modern porch lias been added to two
(tides of the structure In recent years.
To one room in Berkeley pertains especial Interest When the hero of Tippecanoe, Gen. William Henry Hnrrl-
Miu. was elected to the Presidency he
' left Ills Ohio home and came to his
birthplace, Berkeley, lo write his Inaugural address "iu liis mother's
During the civil war Berkeley wns
known In the North as Harrison's
Lauding, li wns occupied by Gen.
Mi'Clelhin utter his "change of base,"
July, 1SH2, und was the place to whicli
j he retreated nud fortified himself after
the buttle of Malvern Hill, the last of
; the seven days' buttle*!.
The Noted American Indian Aetrear,
Who Has Won Distinction Abroad.
Go-Wan-go Mohawk, says n writer in
the Puritan, is an Ameiieuu Indian
woman who hns recently attracted ai-
tenlion ou I lie English stage. Slur is
n daughter of the chief Ga-ne-qtin,
known lo Americans us Dr. Allen Mohawk. She wns born at Gownnda, N.
Y.. on the Cattaraugus reservation, is
a  lies ilrrui of lire old and  famous
chief Itcd Jacket, and belongs to the
: Six Nations. That she should have
I won success in a piny of her own creation, especially in conservative I.n-
i gland, Is a matter of comment even in
I these dnys of progressive women.
When Miss Mohawk wns lasl in New
! Y'ork, she headed a great parade of
Tammany braves which occurred ihere
some six years ago. Off the singe she
I Is quite as interesting as upon it She
was educated at a girls' seminary nt
Palnesvllle, Ohio, uud besides speaking English fluently she knows something of French nnd German. Physically she is remarkable. Graceful as
(he deer of her own forests, she possesses strength which In a  woman  Is
Interior showed that It contained a lot
of books and bundles of vouchers and
such papers. Ii was the unwholesome
odor that hung about the Surrogate's
office, where nine clerks ure employed
In u small room. Hint led lo lhe seurch
which resulted lu the discovery of the
sealed apartment, li is thought that
some of the waste pipes have sprung a
leak lu the room.
It Is understood that this secret room
is the only part of the biiihliug retained for the Comptroller after uu
effort on his part several years ago lo
secure quarters in tbe County Courthouse. Th.. diiileuliy, us explained to
the writer by Justice Vuti Brunt somu
time ugo, urose through Comptroller
Andrew II. Green Insisting tliat he hud
the right lo take possession of quarters
lu Ihe County Court House under authority of the Commissioner of Public
Works, in whose charge are the municipal buildings. The Comptroller
was partly installed before the Justices
of tlie Supreme Court got Into action.
He wanted the lower floor on the west
side of the building, chiefly the part
now used as docket clerks' rooms.
"We told him," said the Justice, "that
the State hud subscribed something
like $200,000 for the building, and that
the State would have something to sny
as to how the building wns used. Ml*.
Green was told that he would be
brought before us for contempt If he
did not vacate, unu lie vacated."
The room now appears to show thut
the Judges were contemned just a 111-
tle.—New York Sun.
Mask of Napoleon Fold iu This Country
for a Fabulous t nm.
The amount of attention being lie-
slowed upon Nelson this anniversary
bus drawn attention to the other great
N, Napoleon, who Is being biogrnphed
in a readable way under the title "Tho
Great Adventurer" In the English Illustrated Magazine.
A short time ago Mr. Graves of Pall
Mall. Loudon, in sonic manner got hold
of a cast of the death mask of Napoleon. This extremely valuable possession lie sent at once to ibis country, where he Immediately found an
eager buyer al a fabulous sum. Mr.
Graves did not even offer the cast for
sale iii England, preferring to reap a
harvest In the United States, where thu
Napoleon cult has many followers.
that a home, however bumble, Is il million times belter place for young married couples to live than ls the most luxurious hotel or best boarding house In
the laud. "It Is always a sad thing."
he says, "when a young married couple
begin life in a boarding house or hotel.
Sad because they start life practically
outside of themselves. The furniture j
around them Is nol  their own.    The
liabll, and the Utile baby may be
tuught to cultivate good humor.
"Train a child In the way he should
go, nnd when he ls old he will not depart from it" Is a maxim ns true to-day
as It was when the world wus young.
Discourage Impatient behavior at all
times. First, by Imparting the knowledge to the unoldlng consciousness thnt
nothing is ever gained by crying. Primarily, the child must be taught through t young wife may bring with lier nil the
Its recognized desires; the ethics of con- i trifles she chooses; she inuy add a touch
science may be appealed to later. Then, I of hcr own here and another touch
by convincing him of the potency of a there. But the things In the room are
smile. ! not theirs, nud sooner or In Ier she real-
A baby of six months has a pretty I lzes It.
well defined idea of his Importance and
will become a small despot if he is nol
made lo see, through the gentlest but
most persistent training, that there uro
other needs besides his own lo be considered.
I have 111 mind a Hide one who, tho for her. When her husband leaves for
minute It was time for her bottle, his office ibe turns back Into the room,
screamed until It was given lo her. and wonders want she enn do during
Theu a wise woman begun lo "bend the the duy; how she will employ herself,
twig." where she will go.  There Is nothing In
"Smile nud coo, baby," she said, over hcr room to appeal lo her to slny there. I
and over again, "aud I will give you j No home duties confront her. So she;
your bottle." : goes   out   and   shops, perhaps, for a
For a while It seemed the experiment ' while; runs around m her mother's!
would fall.   The little limbs straighten* | calls upon sonic friends; goes back lo
During the day thc wife Is alone. No
' duties call her. Nothing s there In her
' life to exercise her Ingenuity nor tlevel-
; op her womanly talents, she cannot
prepare any little pleasure for l.cr
! young husband, for things are prepared
ed and the smnll back was curved
backward alarmingly, but through the
sharp cries the nurse's voice continued
"Smile nnd coo, baby; stop crying,
and smile If you want your bottle."
Suddenly the wee girl looked up; the
red faded from her face. "Agoo!" she
said, and received the bottle smilingly.
Worn by. Women.
A new boa Is flat, made of ermine nnd
tied In a broad bow iu front edged witli
ermine tails.
Most stunning muffs are made long
and narrow of deep tawny orange or   why boarding house
: her room to practice u little, IT she Is
| musical nnd has a piano; or, if she Is
fond  of books, she rends.    There Is
' nothing In her life; two-thirds of herself
| lies dormant.    She Is glnd  when the
j time conies for her husband to come j
j home; glnd lo feel that she bus some j
one to whom she can talk; glnd of com- j
pany,    Anil  he?    Wlllll  can  he do to
j express  himself   to his  young   wife) |
I Nothing around him Is his; everything
Is by lease, his for a time,-for so much
j money,   And nfter he Is through pay-'
j Ing for It he leaves It behind.   The end
| Is the snme ns the beginning.   That Is j
ir hotel life Is so
phenomenal, she is u splendid horsewoman, has won severul prizes wllh
the rifle nnd Is n dead slim with the
bow nnd arrow. Most remarkable of
nil. Miss Mohawk iiinkes all her owu
gowns. SVe I.s the wife of a Mr.
Charles, a former officer in the United
Stales army.
Injurious to young married people.   It
uinkes ihem practically homeless."
Wedgewood blue velvet trimmed with
The newest dress models tighten the " **—"	
atrocious bloused waist and do not per- I Your Chances.
mit the cloth to overhang the belt ln ',    Thc uslml 0(ld8 lald hy "" acelden|
the buck or on the sides. | company are 1,000 to 1 that you do uot
Skirts are guiltless of stiff linings and ' dle trom au accl(k'"t'" " y,,"r'
hang In soft folds.   Cloth skirts with
pouched velvet waists are fashionable,
A grecn-plnld skirt with a green-velvet
waist ls a pretty combination.      ,
OH  Wells of Japan.
. Native and foreign investors now are
studying the oil wells of .lapau   The
field is considered promising.
Scaled Up for Years in New York's
Court  Huiisc.
A room lhe existence of which was
known to few, If any. present ou.ee
holders, wns discovered Inst week in
the County Court House. It Is the
si.'iii.hensl corner, under the office of
the Surrogate's clerks. It was tightly
fastened, and, ll is said, has not been
opened for twelve to fifteen years. No
one lu the butldiug had nuy control
over the room or Its contents, but on inquiry li was found that the room had
been tnkeu .veal's ngo for the deposit of
records of the Comptroller's office. The
Inquiry wns pursued until a key to the
room was fouud filed away In the office of the Comptroller aud the room
was opened.
The dead air Inside nearly knocked
over the curious men who looked In,
and the door was quickly shut up
again.   The hasty glance taken of the
Homes for Themselves.
One of the best possible facts In the
latter-day progress of ibis country is
the Increase in the number of homes,
ln crowded centers of population, such
ns New York and one or- two other
cities, the flat anil the hotel must ul-
wnys bc necessary, for sprue is too valuable to be monopolized by the humble.
But even around the very large cities;
ihere are being buili thousands und
thousands of suburban cottages and
country residences, und all through the
length nnd breadth of the Country, lu
the towns, villages and cities, artistic
homes are increasing nt nn astonishing
rate. If anyone will lake the trouble
to look up Hie literature on the subject
ho will fluil that In ibis country there
ure more thun a hundred papers devoted to these home-builders, giving
them each week plans and suggestions.
The number of books upon low-priced
architecture written In the past fifteen
years, exceeds the total for a century
previous. A wider education is being
spread, nnd the gain in every way Is
A man who owns his home is n better
citizen, even If there Is n mortgage on
li. There is a feeling of personal partnership In the protection of property
nnd the preservation of public order
which makes him stand for what is
best iii law iiiiii government It is the
best possible thing for his wife and
children; best for him and best ror ilm
Kipling Don't i.,k<. Us.
Rudyard Kipling doesn't like the pen
pie id lhe United Slules, which dislike
is u ple.-e of Ingratitude, boctiuse the
people of lhe United Slates like Ihe
writings of Rudyard Kipling, lu u recent letter to a Newfoundlander the
distinguished author says that "there
is no question of the loyally to the
British empire of nil while men speaking thc English tongue, wllh a high
birth rale and u low murder rule, living
quietly under laws which nre neither
bought nor sold."
Mr. Kipling makes IiIh charges
against Americans through tbe process
of negation; but they are sufficiently
explicit even lu that form to prevent
any chance of misunderstanding. What
have we ever done to lliidyiird to provoke such bitter animosity? We hnve
expressed great admiration for his lit-
erary genius, and have bought thoii-
snuds upon thousands of copies of his
books. What more e;in we do to secure
n cessntlon of his hostility? Shall ull
kotowing before him go for naught.
But It Wasn't Funny.
Rnggs—Some of those biblical characters must hnve been rut lier domical,
TaggS—Why do you think so?
RaggS—Well, there was Job, for Instance; he fairly boiled over with humor.
At n Distance.
Helen—Kittle claims to be a follower
of the fashions.
Mottle—Well, perhaps she ls, but shu
Is u long way behind them. THE
TUB miser it printed ou Bstor-dayi, and will
be mailed to any addrosa in Canada or the
rutted stiktrtj tor one year on receipt ot two
dollar*, -Hngle copies live cents.
rate of-Ci par column Inch iut month.
thi* mtv o( |6oentsper nonpareil line first
loser tiou.    Advertisements   running tot a
shorter iVlo.. ihan three months areclftssed
■COHRErfPONDENrE froni  every  part  of  the
Yale District and commnnicaUona upon live
topics  always   acceptable.   9er.il in your
news white it It [rest*, and w«* will Uo tho
JOB l'RINTINQ turned out in flrsS<-tnps style
atlhs shortest notice.
Address F. H, MeCAKTKR & SON,
Ou.vNu FOBKa, B. C.
events make action more imperative
than ever, and we trust that nn time
will be lost in arranging fora public discussion of this irr por'art matter. Let a
public moeting he called at an early
date, when the mattercan be thoroughly
discussed, and the attention given it by
tbe community its importance demands
Carson Lodge I. O. O. F. No. 37.
|i KJ. \J* r. evening at* o'clock in iliHr
ball at CfiwoH, t: C.   a rordial Invitation ox-
ended iu«lUuji>Qri.ifip! brethren,
J9H8 w. McLaren, k. t.
Church Notice
Hulibiith lu tiie church tu H it. m, and 7:30
p- m. iu the scuitul room at Qrand Forks. B
bath school lo.;>) a. m. iu the. school room.
At Carton weekly B p, u\y
A mtmijek of malicious porsons are
busily circulating tbe report tbat the
people of Grand Forks are responsible
for tbe quarantine established by Dr.
Hickenbottom, and that the only reason
that it has not been lifted was because
business men of the place were making
a few dollars out of the unfortunate
freighters who are compelled to transfer
their loads in consequence of it. Mr.^
Hickenbottom, in establi bing this quarantine here, did so on his own responsibility and contrary to the wiuici of the
cit's as of this city, who are in no way
in sympathy with the movement, but
arc doing all in their powor to have it
The Sf&ding of a delegate to Victoria
during the session ot the legislature to'
lo.k after the interests cf this lection
should not be lost fight ot. There are
a number of questions to come before
t»:ii body at the corning session that will
have much (0 do with the future of thc
Boundary district, and the people of
this section cannot afford to have any
legialatlon;passeh that will be a detriment
to them.
Two candidates for the c ffice of mayor of this cily have been definitely decided on» and the nee asary canvas may
now be "aid to bein progress. Robert
Htwett, manager and part owner of the
Grand Forks brewery, and alderman
W. C. K. Wanly being aspirants.
Mr. Hewitt is well known in the community as an energetic and public spirited citiren, and there is little doubt if
successful but what ihe affairs oi the
city will lecetve in his hinds the attention and active application always necessary to insure the greatest measure of
success. That this young community
needs iron of this stamp to direct its affairs at the present time is a fact patent
to every resident of tbc place.
Alderman W. C. K Manly has been a
hard working member of the present
council, and certainly has earned
the right to o;cupy the position of chief
magistrate of the city. Mr. M inly is
also well and favorably known in the
community, and there is little doubt but
what he is capable 0/ filling tbe important office af mayor, with the necessary
tact and judgment rtqirred to insure
The candidature of Mr. Uewitt and
aide mi in Manly, give the citizens an
opportunity of selecting the chief executive officer from good material,
lio b, gent'omen have large interests in
the city* and both have a reputation for
ability aud integrity that is a guarantee
that the affairs of thcc;o nmunity will be
safe in their hands. It rests with the
rate payers to make the selection which
jn their opinion is calculated to serve
the best interests of the city,
Tha list of probable candidates for
councdmon comprises tbq names o
same good men and when both tickets
have beon publicly announced, the offi :e
cat will select a ticket from those in the
field and endeavor to show good roa-
ions why it should he elected.
In our last issue th; account we published ot tlie meeting in London of the
Recordia syndicate, and the address delivered on that rccasion by the company's chairman and Mr. A. Woodhouse,
heir mining engin-er was taken from
the London Bullion 1st. We neglected
when publishing thc article to give that
paper the credit due, and do to now as
a matter of justice.
Thk Sando 1 Mining Review has at
last solved the dull times problem in
that town and lays the blamo at «he
door of the coast papers. The reason is
"ihat they keep the peop.e int-rested in
Klondyke, and as gambling has be<;n
stopped, all the money that was put
into circulation in that way, is now
locked upin anticipation of a trip North.
Have you registered yet? If not, do
so at once. It will cost you nothing
only a few minutes time.
ed to that class of professional mea
vulgarly called "quacks". As Brother
Ross, as a rule knows what he is wiiting
about the horrors of Kamloops staring
him in :he face, will not be the means of
lousing him much sleep.
In a Fit cl Dispondency Eiv/ard P. Suydam
Shoots Himself.
Disheartened by the ill success whieh
had attended his mining ventures Edward P. Suydam, a prospector, fatally
shot himself in the right temple at 9:30
o'clock last evening at his room in tbe
War Eagle hotel. He was intoxicated
at the time. In a remarkable letter, in
which he declared that he killed himself
a; the world would be bet'or without
him, and he requested he be buried by
bis brother Master Masons on American
soil. He leaves a wife aud children at
Castle, Mont,
Suydam came to Ro-sland on December 1 from Grand Korks, in company with C, A. Hagleberg, to sell some
claim-, in which the two were inter e Hed,
as well as to negotiate some dt His lor
acquaintences in the Boundary country
He went into that country live or six
years ago, and was credited with hiving
som;g< odcla'nis. Suydam was not successful in his deals, and expected to return to Greenwood today. He was
busy writing yesterday, and evidently
drew up hi*, an tl* mortem document at
that time. About 9:30 he came down
from his room and got a glass of ice
water at the bar. Bidding his friends
good tvght he returned to his room, and
a tnoiient later a report was heard. On
investigation »t was fount! that he had
calmly seated himself before the mirror,
placed a pistol at bi3 right temple, carc-
lully aimed and fired. The bullet entered the right temple and came out in the
upper part of his forehead-, slightly to
the left, and lodged in his bat. Drs
Campbell and Bowes were summoned,
but could do nothing for him, as the
wound was palpably ratal. He was still
living and was sent to the Sisters' hospital.
Suydam, who was 51 years old, was an
American, and served In the Federal
army. Drifting west, he made a fortune
as a mining operator in the San Juan
country in Colorado, but he lost all he
made. Subsequently he grew rich in
the wool business, but Was again unfortunate, and for the past five or six
years he had follwed mining in B itish
He had a large number of acquaintences here, all of whom have a kindly
word to say of him.
Mr. Sydam died at 20 minutes to one
this morning.   B. B. White, undertak
hns charge of the remains
A ilttfn» of the County Court of Yale will be
holdcn ul
Midway, on Friday, the 14th Day of
January, 1898,
nt 10 o'clock in tho forenoon.
By command W. G McMVNN,
Government Office, Midway, B.CJ   l). it. c. c
October, 27, 18BT, i
City of Grand Forks.
I. ,11.
The indications are that there will be
very few cf the present city officials
hinorod with a r/e-elecrion.
City of Grand Forks.
BY-LAW NO. 14.
A By-law to Enable Electors Otherwise Qualiiied to Vote Notwithstanding iiie Nan Pay*
meat of Taxes, &o,
THF, MUNICIPALCOONCILotthe Corporation tif the Cily of Qrand Forks in Council
assembled, outlets ns follows:
I. All electors ol ihe Municipality of the City
of Orand Forks otherwise quail fled shall he entitled to vole nt tliu election ol a Mavor and Alderman of Hie said City to be held in  January,
A. D. 1808. notwithstanding tbe non-payment of
taxes, rates and assessments due or payable i»y
such eleeton to the said MunlcipnJty.
Passed lu open Council Hiin BUth dav of November, A, i». 1897. Recodstdered ami finally
adopted, signed andsealedtblfl 1st day of December,  A, IJ., 1VJ7,
W. O. mCI'WoKTH,
FliKO WOMtiStOK, Actisi; MWOIt.
city clerk.
Council Chamber,Grand Porks, Doc-amber tat,
A By-Law to  Provide for  the Subdivi>ion of
Grand Forks Into Wards:
S MUNICIPAL OOUMCKf, of the Corpor-
tfon ol tlie cily (if Qrand Forks enacts as
I.   Thc City of Grand Forks shnll he and the
samo la hereby divided into two wards, to he
known as the North and South wards
2 There shall bo Included within the boundaries nf the North Ward all thatportionofthesoid
citv, except as is hereinafter provided, lying ou
tbt! northly side of a Hue drawn  through thc
centre o! Bridge Btreet and extending to fhe
ISasterly boundary of Hie said City, excepting
thereout that portion of the said city known an
thc Van Nuns Addition.
•2. rhereshall be included w'thin the boundaries oi the South Ward all that portion ol thc
snid .;ity lying on the Southerly si <e of a line
drawn through the centre of Bridge street und
extending to the Easterly and Westerly boundaries of the aaid City including tbat portion of
tlie snid city known rathe Van Ness Addition.
■1. The number of Alderman to be elected by
each ward shall be three. *■
Read lirst, second ami third times, December
third, A. IX, 1897. Reconsidered and finally
adopted and passed December 1th, A. D , 1807.
City Council.
Wheat touched fct.OQ l<ist week,
also touched the aborts,
Two   weeks   from   today   1898 will
make its debut.
Havf, you selected your man for mayor.
Want thc Ey-Lawj Quashed.
George E. Gillian, a resident and rate
payer of Rossland, and Archer Martin,
filed au application wuh the Chief Ju ■.
tice at Victoria, for n ruling to quash
two by-laws of thc city of Rossland r:-*-
gardmg the raising of $j,500 to be applied toward the current expem-e of tho
ctt", and $7,5?0 to pay a balance due to
Davey & Costello on a contract for a
sewerage system. The application was
granted, returnable on the 22 id. The
objections are .-.gainst the methods of the
submission of the by-law, the mayor refusing to matte provisionsjes pectlng
scrutinizing during the polling and
a'soinregird to the voters' List before
the elecion.
The Vancouver World of /.h inst.,
commenting on the statement  made by
this  pa.pe.r to the  effect that the   C. P.
R. never built a ntile of track in this
country that was  not practically  paid
for by tbe people, informs us most seriously that we are estray in this matter,
and names the Slocan and the Slocan
Crossing Une  32  miles   in length, tho
Mission branch 12  miles long,  and the
extension of the Nakusp line from Three
Forks to Sandon, a few miles.     We are
prepared to admit that no direct grant
was given the company iu aid of the
construction of these links in its system
jvf railwiys, but the  World knows well
that every other section of the C. P. R,
system mentioned by it has boen bonus-
ed heavily by the country, and that these
bonuses in themselves were sufficient to
complete the lines for the  construction
of which they were directly given, and
the Slocan Mission and Sandou lines as
well,   The Mission lino and bridge was
built to gain an entrance into the Puget
Sound district in  Washington, and the
Slocan Crossing line to enable the company tQ hau,l down ore from Slocan Oity,
and we repeat that the company has ha i
sufficient public aid already to cover
the expense  of   building  the-e    short
sections in addition to thc main  lines,
although it was not granted for that
specific purpose.   Thc  BClNBR  has no
quarrel with thp C. I1 R. and expec.s to
be allowed  the privilege of  making a
plain statement regarding a public muter of this kind without giving offe ise
(o any one.   The chief characteristic ol
the whole foolish article is, that it proves
most emphatically that our statement
was correct.   Discretion is a thing the
World pught to cultivate.
Work Progressing,
Mr. Pete Hannah, who has the contract for the erection of the power house
and reifvoir (or the water system, has
about completed the former and has a
force of men at work en the latter,
which he has well under way. The
lumber for the reservoir was secured
from Mr, Spraggett is the finest lot of
material for this kind of worlc that one
ever saw. It h^s all been kiln dried
which fact m.';kes it possible for Mr.
Uanna to do an ex ra good job,
Electric Poles*.
Mr. Hugh Cannon, who has the contract for thc^ placing of the poles for the
electric light system, completed ihe
work Thursday of thii week, and the
town now has quite a metropolitan appearance - oven without the lights.
Take notice lhat in order to receive
the advantage of the discount, all taxes
b^ paid on or before December 25th,
1897. All those who have puid their
taxes to the provincial government for
the year lPrtf will be allowed a rebate
equal to amount returned to the muni-
cipialtty, James Addison,
Tlio above Ha traeol a by-law passed by Hie
Municipal Conncil of the 1 itv ot Qrand Forks
Oil lhe 1st day of December, 1KS7, nnd all persons
arc hereby required tn tako notice that anyone
desirous of applying to have Buch by-law, or
any part thereof, quashed, inunt make hie application for thnt purpose to the Supreme (..onrl
within one month next nfter the publication of
this by-law tu the British Columbia Gazette, or
he will be too late to bo heard in that behalf.
Km-j) Wollabton, city Clerk.
MINERAL   ACT   1896.
Mountnin Rose Mineral Claim, situate In tho
Grand Forks Milling   Division of Yale District    Where  located;—Summit  Camp  on
East ofthe Emma Mineral olaim.
TAKE NOTICE thnt I W.T. Smith, free miner's
1   certilicate No. JiSHl'j, intend, sixty days from
the date heroof, to apply to  tne Mining Recorder for a certificate of Improvements, for the
purpose of obtaining a Grown Grant of tiie above
elaim.   Aud further lake notice Unit action, 1111-
der section 87, must be commenced before the
Issuance of sucli certilicate of Improvements.
Dated tins -ith day of October, i^»7.
Paints, Oils, Brushes, Sash & Doors,
Anthing You Want in the Hardware Line and Can't Find it go to
W. K. C. Manly's Store, Grand Forks, B. C.
Notice in hereby given Hint thc above fs a true
copy of a By-law passed by tlie Municipal Council of tiiL- (Sly of Qrand Forks on the fourth day
of December, a. d.. isu7, and ail persons are
hereby required to take notice lhat anyone dc-
slrousof applying to have suoh hy4aw or any
part tiiereof, quashed, must make hln npptlca-
Flon for that purpose to the -Supreme Court of
liritish Columbia within one mouth next after
the publication of thii i-vi-.w  in  tho British
Columbia Gazette->r tie will bu too  Into to be
heard lu that behalf.
FftBD Wollaston, City Clerk.
Bath  Rooms,
1UVEHSIDE,       -      -      -        GRAND FORKS
The Only Place in Town
that Handles Fruit.
rest 1 Supply Hcceived Daily.
* Tobacco and Cigars,
Groceries, Salt Meats and Miners Supplies.
gtf Prospectors nnd Miners will flml It lo their InteroBt to give mo • ea)) l»Ioi« rrurch »inr
1 can save you titi.ri.rj-.   Full I.i tic ol Fishing Tackle irr.-l Kecelvcd.
Mr, Jeff IJivis was sesn hy a MiKRu
representative tins week and in response
lo a query as to whether or not he wouhl
enter the race Ior mayor. Mr. Davis announced that he would not, under any
circumstances, accept '.ho nomination ol
mayor. Ue has business interests, he
said, that required his personal attention
nnd he eould not enter politics without
neglecting them. Mr, Davis no doubt
would have made a strong race for
mayor. He has a host of friends, and
during his residence in the city ha has
shown shrewd judgment in matters of
business that might excite (he envy of
piany an older man.
A short time ago we called attention
to tbe fapt thai a delegation should be
appointed here to atlend tbe meeting of
thS    Iegj*jla*Jure   in   January.     I^ecept
Records of locations, certificates of
work, tranifers, etc., recorded at the
Mining Recorders office, Grand Forks,
B. C, from November 2y, to December
13th, I8,j7.
December I—Granite Butte, R. O.
Cramer, Christina Lake; Nobert, Alex
Qmon, Summit camp
Dycember 2—Tho O^den, O. Case,
Summit camp; Grand Forks No. 2,
J imes Davidson, Grand Prairie.
December 7—L'jcky Jack, J. Branner
Gt al, (.ireenwood camp,
Dycember 8—B.C. Fraction, J. Cunningham, Summit camp.
December 9—City of Armstrong, A.
S, Feltoo, Central camp.
December n—"Golden Pheasant,"
Wellington camp, Win. Hanna; "Golden
S al," Wellington camp, Wm. Hanna et
al;"Golden Chest,'' Wellington camp,
James llarvcy.
December 13—"Tupper," Castle mountain, D. A. Good; "Onslow," Grand
Foiks, E, J. Dohl.
December 4—Maple Loaf and Pass
Creok, L. McEwen, et al; St Elmo, F.
K. McMann ot al.
December 6— Pheasant, W. B. Kirkup,
et al; Duplicate, W. II. Rickardt; At-
turest, proctor, etal; Empire, l;'.nipire
Mining ct Milling Company; Hetsey I.
and Suller Dullard, G, K. Stockcr.
December 11*—"Curlew," R bert Duz-
ler; "Prince Hal,1' Golden Era Prospecting and D.'V'.lopmeiiiCompiny.
December 4—M. F. Robinson etal, to
Walter J. Fr.dices, ti interest in the Lil-
lic May and Hester
December 6 -A. K. Stuart, to W. 11.
Ri hauls, % interest in rhe Olrna; Dan
McClung to F. M. Kirby, ^ interest in
Fair Play.
December 7—II. I,. Moody, to V, L,
R.nlirock, \i interest In the Mary I,,
and Echo.
December q—II. h. Moody to P. L.
Roihrock, }A intereai in the "Al.n v L'
and "F,cho.'
December IO-S. R. Reid to J. W.
Boyd, ){ interest in the ' West End."
December 13—A. L. Rogers to Charles
Nelson, !■*, interest in the "Red Eagle;"
John Rogers tu F. Uentley, % interest
in the "Cl.ilcooi;" (leorge Novak to
Joseph Novak, }i interest in the ' Cen-
'.enial, "R J. C," and "Nov k."
A. Little Cheap Advertising**.
Dr. Hickenbottom, the dominion veterinary inspector who has been the means
of stirring up more ill feeling and bitterness th in any other man in British Columbia over the quarantine he has established in this city of the alleged existance
of glanders among the ho-S'-s of tl.e
freighters ope'ating between Marcus
Hid 2(1 points in this section, has declared his intentiops of commencing an action against the Boundary Creek Times
for criminal libel. The grounds for this
rash act on the part of the doctor is an
aqcount of an article published in
that paper of its issuo of Dec. 4, wherein
it stated tha,t Dr. IJickenbqtitjm belong-!
Lscensing Board Meets.
At the meeting of the city licensing
board held in tbe city clerk's effi e
Thursday aflornoon, alicense was granted to Oliver'(Bardeau for the Miners
Home and all the old hotel licenses
were renewed.
Call and Settle.
Having disponed of the business of
tho Prospector's Livery and FeedStable,
to Messrs. Parker ei Defreece, all those
knowing themGelves indebted to me are
requested to call and settle before Jan,
tst, 1898, and save costs.
Chas. Emmert,
OTN3E IH HEREBY GIVEN Til AT AN Application will i>c made 10 the Patlimento]
UiihiuIh at the next .session thi-renf, fur an
t to incorporate, a Company ta c'onsfrtiet nnd
maintain a railway from a potut on tlte [nteri
national lioundary Une ut oruenrCaPoadcCUy,
British Oolumbia, thence In a westerly direction following the valley of the Kettlo river to
11 point 011 the said Boundary I.lne, nl or neur
OarBon, also from another point on the Baid
Boundary Line nt or neur Midway, thence northerly- following the valley oi Bonndary creek
t;i a point abbul twenty (80) miles north of Midway, with pow.tr to construct, and maintain
branch lines tnui ut the mi<l Konmlnry   Line to
connect wllh and to operate the whole in con*
lu notion with tho Hallway Line ot tbe Bpokane
Vails nnd Northern   Railway Company, with
powor to ihe company to a mstrnet, operaio nnd
maintain telegraph aud telenhono lines, »s well
for commercial pnrn iscBas the bUBlncsB of ine
railway, ami for all other necessary and ubuuI
paled ilio-niuhi*. of December. A.D.,1887,
Hodwhu, Irving a Dorr,
solicitors for the Applicant*.
Ontario mineral olaim, situate In tbc Qrand
Forki    Mining   Division   of Vale   District.
Where located:   Bum mil rump.
bat I William Shaw, Froo
No. 87,520, intend, Bixty
naj| form iho date hereof, to apply lo the Mining Recorder for a CertitH'nte oi Improvements,
for the purpose of obtaining u Crown flrnnt oJ
the above claim,
And further take notice that nction, under
suction 87, muBt he comfhenccd In-fore tbc is-.
Buanpo of such ecu hi-aie of Improvements,
imieti tula wili day of December, WJ7,
takk NOTICE thai
I   Minor's Cert! fl onto
County Couit Notice.
The Sitting of tho County Court of Yale will
be hidden at
Fairview, Wednesday, the 4U1 day of
M?y,   1898.
at the hour of ll in the forenoon,
Bv Commmapd 0. A. It Lamiily
GovernmentOtttce, Osoypos,!       D. u, 0. C.
Nov, 201 b. I8U7. t
Physician and Surgeon.
MflQllit,  MONTREAL.
Qlflco In Drug Store.
QftAND FORKS, fr (
Number Fmir mineral  claim  situate  In   the
Qrand Forks mining Divison of Yalo district.
Where located;—lu Central camp.
TAKE NOTICE-I JOhn A. Coryell as agent for
I Henry While free miner's certificate Nn,
S76M and M. W. Palmerstou free miner's certificate No. 61A, intend* sixty days from tbe date
hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder for certificate of Improvements, for the inn-
poreof obtaining a Crown grant of the above
And further take notice (but action, under
section 87, must bo comineuoed beforo tbe issuance of sueli certificate of improvements.
J-'HN A. CoitYEU.
Dated tbis llth dav of September. 1806.
B. 0. Mineral Claim {Lot hS2) situated In the
Qrand Porks Mining Divisou of Yalo District,
Where located:—Summit Camp near the Ontario Mineral claim,
takk NOTICE thai I, Isaac H, Hall ett, as agent
I   for Albert Keough, Free .Miner's corttilcate
No. 89788. Intend. Sixty days from the date hereof, to apply tn tho.Mining Recorder lor a rerti-
ficateorimpxoveiuoute, for the purpose of obtaining a Crown Qrantof tbe above claim.
And further tajte not ire tlnii net ion. under section 37, must he commenced before the issuance of suoh certificate of improvements.
I, H, HaIlst.
Dated this 0th day of November, 1S97.
City of Grand Forks
bylaw NO* 11.
GRAND   FORKS,   B.   0.
Resident Physician & Surgeon.
By-Law to repeal By-Law No. 7 of the
Corporation of tbc City of (irand  Forks:
Therefore the Municipal Council of the City
of Uraud Forks tu Council  assembled,  enacte
in' iollown;
1,   liy-Law Nf>. 7 of tbe By-Laws of thc City
of Grand F'>rkB is hereby lepoaled.
w, o. hepworth,
Fred Wollaston, Acti*o Mayor.
City Clerk
The above is a true copy of a By-Law passed
by tbe Municipal Council of the Corporation of
the city of Grand Porks-an ibe 12th day oi November, 1897, and reconsidered on the lutb day
of November, 1807, and all persons are hereby
required to tako notice that nny one desirous
of applying to have si\(.h By-Law or any part
thereof quashed must mnke bis application for
that purpose tt) tbe Supreme Court within oue
month next after the publication of Ihis By-
Law in lhe British Columbia Cazctte or ho will
be loo I,ue to be beard in that behalf.
FBBD Wollaston, City Clerk.
City of Grand Forks.
BY-LAW NO. 13.
To confirm and direct the execution of a certain
agreement between th3 City of Grand Forks
and T» ?• Cciiee, Esq*, of the City offfToronto
in tbo Province of Ontario for tbe sale to I be
said T. P. Cofl'eeof certain debentures ofthe
said Munielpalty. (Passed Dee. A. D., IB07).
""IIKUKAS Bv-lnw No,!» of tbis Municipal-
ty, dated aud passed ou tbo Oth dav of
Nov. A, D.t 1^7, authorizes the issue and
sale bv (he Cily of depentures lo tbe amount of
120,000 for the purpose thei el n stated.
And Whereas T. P. Collceof tbo City oT Toronto in tbe Province of Ontario has agreed to
purchase the said debentures upon terms agreed
upon by tbc Bftld city and uid T, P, CnlVee',
And whereas an indenture of Agreement em-
boding the H:dd terms has beeu arrived at and
prepared and has boon road and approved by
ihis Council, one original  duplicate oT   which
Agreomont in hereunto annoyed marked with
the letter "Ai"
Therefore the Municipal council of thu Corporation ef thu city of Qrand Forks. In Council
assembled, OlIOCl us follows:
\. That the said Agroomont in. duplicate dated
the 1st day of Decern or, A. I) 1^7, ono original duplicate ol which !■ hereunto annexed,
marked wllh the Idler ,'A", made and  eiilcied
Into between the Corporation of the City of Grand
Forks of tho one part, and T.  P. Cofloe, of tbo
other part, be sinned and executed, lu duplicate,
on behalf of the Municipality by theMayorand
City clerk and that tbe common seal of the
Corporation bo affixed thereto.
'j. This By-law shall tako effect on, from and
after the passing there of.
Passed in oneu Council tbis 80th dav of No.
velnbor. A. D. 1SU7, reconsidered and llnally
adopted, sicue.il nm\ sealed thiB Iut day of Dc-
oembej, A. D. lH'.iv.
W. Q, HEPW011T1I,
Fiibd Wollaston, Actjnu MAYon,
City Clerk.
Council Chamber, Grand Forks, December 1st,
The above Is a true copy of a By-law passed by
tbe Municipal Council of (be City of grand
ForkB, on the 1st day of December, 18117, and all
persons are hereby re-quired to take notice that
oue desirous of applying to hnve snch by-law,
or any part thereof, quashed, must make his application foi that purpose io the~8upreme court
within one month next after tbe publication of
this by-law 111 Ihe British Columbia Cazelte, or
ho will be too late lo be beard in that behalf.
Fiied Wollaston, City Clerk,
Notice ls thereby given thnt tho Partnership
heretofore existing between the uniternliitieil
**■. E. Ooopor nmi T, 1} Cooper us contractors!
anil bllllilem linn this day been dlnolvcil bv irin-
lnnl council!, All llnbllitcs due by tlica-iid firm
will bc disctiarKcd by T. IJ. Cooper, who will
continue lhe snid hui-inei'B. F. E. Cooriut.
f, ti,Coo!"KH,
Provincial Land Surveyor.
And Civil Engineer.
Office, Midway, b. c.
Associate Member Canadian
Sticu.'.iy   of Civil  Kugiuuers.
Solicitok, Etc.,
Oir.ce, Main Street,    -   GRAND FORKS, Ii. B.
Provincial Lsnd Surveyor.
Civil Kiifincer, Etc.
Barber Shop
y Looated,   All Wort Qnuran
FirBt-Class in every Bespect
PETER A. Z* PARE,     -      -      PROPRIETOR,
Manufacturer oJ
Spring   Beds,   Mattresses,
GRAND   FORKS,   B.   C.
Saw I."iliir[T rur.l i.n Kinds of Repairing.
The Providence Fur Company
Providence, R. I.,
Wants all kinds of
Raw Furs, Skins,Ginseng,
Seneca. &o. Prices quoted for ne*t sixty days
are aB follows;
Silver Fox »1« 00 to tl so do
Hear    5 00 lo    2S 00
Otter    i 00 to     9 00
Martin    2 00 to     0 00
Reaver (nor pound)    S 00 to      9 110
Woll     1 00 10      SEO
Red Fox    1 00 to     200
Mink ,     ' 76 to      100
Skunk , ;.:       25 to      It*
Gray Fox       50 to 76
Rat       20 to 25
Price List on ail other furs end skins furnished upon application. Full prices guaranteed,
careful selection, eonrteoiis treatment and Im.
mediate remittance on all consignments.
Choice Wines Liquors and Cigars
This hotel is located about 12 miles from Grand Foiks up tbe North  For
Good Fishing and Hunting in the vicinity.   Meals served at all  hours, s   '
the best of sleeping accommodations. H. P. TORONTO, Propriet
The Miners Home*
(Formerly the White House)
Firstclass Meals 25cts» Board and Lodgii
$1.25 a Day*   Give us a CaL
Best of Wines, Liquors and Cigar:
cago  meat Market
BROWN & SEARS, Proprietors.
The Finest Fresh and Salted Meat
•^Grand Forks Hotel
Is the Oldest and Leading Hotel in the city,
and Headquarters for Mining and Commercial Men. The house has just been refitted
and the rooms are unsurpassed for comfort in
the city, while in the Dining room can be
found the best food in the market.
All Stages Stop at the House* S -s
Joseph L. Wiseman, Proprietor:
First-Class  Accommodations,  Good Stabling, Tcrnsiu;.
Stage Line From Marcus, Washington.
McAuley& Keightley,
Yellqwstone Park Line
The Fast Line,
Superior Service,
Throngh Ticket* to all points In the United
8tatoa and C'tioada.
Direct ('(liinei'iiiniH with tin.1 Spokane Falls &
Northern Railway.
No. 1 West ,
No  '2 Hunt .
,8:2flp, m.
.7:00 a. ni.
Tickets to Japan and China via. Taoomti and
Northern Pacific Styimshlp Company.
For Information, time cards, maps and tickets
apply to agent) of the Hpokaoo Falls & Northern
and Us connections, or
'   F. p. G1HB3,
General Agent Spokane, Wash.
A. D. CHARLTON, A. 0. P. A„
No. 255 Morrison St., Portland, Or.
Write fqr now ma,p ol Kp.ptenay country.
Are Yon Insured?.
—^^^—— JOHNSON,  at thp  Miner
pfllce. and have write yov a pplJpy
^•v-Grand Forks, B.  C.^sk?
Everything New and   Rest Furnished
House, and is in everyway prepared to
welcome Guests ar.d provide Good Ac-      	
*±0\0 Headquarters for Mininp Men.
P^ff*- of Wines. Uquors and Clears.
Id to "
attention paid
Transcient trade;'
y r0
Boundary Greek Mining Exdianp;
S Financial and Mining Brokers ,*
Groups of chims Bought for Stock Companies, Etc., Etc
Q. W, WILLIAflS, Manager.
Daily from Marcus to Grand Forks
Greenwood City, Anaconda, Boundary Falls, Midway
and Ail Points on Colville Indian Resevation.
Stage Lei ves Marcus on Ihe Arrival of the Northbound Train, arriving at'G-ai*
Forko at 8:45 p. m.   Loaves the Forks at 4:00 a. m., arriving at Marcus ia,tiiur- •
connect «nil northbound Train.   I'.isuciij;eis from Kootenay J'oints make y-i
tion at Bossburg going nnd conn ng.
Dr. Hickenbottom Raises the
The Doptor Thinks he Has Effectively Stamped Out the Dreaded
Last Thursday Dr. Hiekenbottom,
dominion veterinary inspector at this
point, has seen fit to suspend the quara-
tine established here, owning to the unfortunate outbreak of glanders among
the horses owned by freighters doing
business between here and Marcus,
Washington. Dr. Hickenbottom's present action goes to show that he has
succeeded in stamping out this dreaded
disease, which fact will be highly appreciated, not only in this community, but
throughout the entire Boundary country.
Dr. Nelson, Washington's State Vetcniary
Inspector Fails to find Glanders.
Dr. Nelson, state veterinary inspector
for Washington, was a pasengcr on last
Monday evening's stage from Marcus,
where he has been for the past week inspecting horses for the purpose, if possible, of ascertaining if the much dreaded glanders existed in that section.
Mr. Nelson states that he made a careful examination of over seventy head of
animals at Marcus, and has so far tailed
to find any traces of glanders. The
object of his trip here at tbis time, was
for tbe purpose of trying to persuade
Dr. Hickenbottom to raise the quarantine, or to have his certificate ol health
recognized, but left on Thursday morning's stage without being successful in
his mission. Just what steps Mr. Nelson
will now take he failed to state, but
we may look for some developments in
the near future that may put a different
face on the matter.
The Nelson Merchants have decided
to bring their freight from Kettle Falls
over their new road as soon as it is completed.
An election will be held on the ist of
January for the purpose of selecting a
recorder Ior Curlew district to act during the year 1898. During the present
year the office has been very efficiently
filled by H. M. Gtnin.
A crosscut has been run east ten feet
at a depth of 48 feet on the 'Sitka," for
the purpose of regaining the lead which
at that depth broke. The croscut recovered the vein an! sinking is aga'n
resumed, the ore showing up in every
way better than before the brake occurred.
Deputy Customs' Inspector, I,. K.
Boissinault, last Sunday seized two kegs
ol whiskey and a can of alcohol which
were being; taken in to O'Connor's
drug store at Eureka by Mr. Dimond.
The wet goods are now held at the customs' office awaiting orders from headquarters as to their disposal.
There is considerable diappointment
expressed by a number of the "boys"
who will be prevented from attending
the Foresters' New Years' ball by reason of having to relocate claims which
expire at midnight of December 31.
Those who have no locations to mane
however, will attend in full iorce.
Henry White, who is in charge of the
"City of Paris'' and "Lincoln" mines on
the B. C. side, aDd the "Lone Star" and
"Washington" on the reservation, tell
from his door step Wednesday evening
and sustained a painful injury to his
back, which however, will not in any
probability be permanent.
The social atmosphere of Nelson ^is
now humming with preparations for the
Christmas tree exorciees and masquerade ball to be held in the school bouse
on Christmac eve. A literary and mu-
aical program is beins prepared and
Santa Clause will distribute the gifts in
person. The masqueiade ball will im-
mediately follow the childien's exercises,
One of the promising prospects of
thiB section about which very little has
been said is the "Faithful," owned by
Pat Henry and Jacob Poulson. This
claim is an extension ot the "Surprise''
pn the north, and surface showings indicate that it will carry the same high
grade ore. A tunnel has been run about
60 feet on this property and a crosscut
is now being driven in ledge matter with
the expectation of breaking into ore at
any time.
A number of sleighing parties from
Grand Forks have visited Nelson recently and favored our citizens with
divers renditions of "Molly Riley."
Whether it is the exonerating air of this
section, or McLaren Bros, drinking
water that couses the Grand Forks
youth to effervesce to the tune of "Molly Riley," is a. question as yet unsolved.
Certain it is however that unless these
same youngsters drop Molly and sing
pome new song like"McGinty" or"After
the Ball" they will have trouble in Nelson.
The "Surprise" claim owned by Bert
Campbell of this place, and Qeo. Petty
pf Slocan, is making a better showing
with every foot of depth obtained. The
lea'l dipped at an angle of about 45 degrees for thirty leet but is now straightening, and the character of the rock is
also improving. The lead is seven feet
wide between petfect walls, and ihe pay
streak does not vary from about 30 inches
in width. A new bunk house has been
built, a good road completed to the
property and the present force of five
men will be increased next week and
both night and dny shafts put to work.
Mr'^and Mrs. Petty are now residing at
the claim and Mr. Petty will assist in
pushing developmont work all winter.
After the ibi of January the high grade
pre will be shipped out for treatment.
has been placed at the modest sum
$1.50, including supper.
Gnffert and Anderson are pushing development work in the "Gold Drop" on
Hardy mountain.
""it is reported that pay ore has bean
struck in the lower tunnel oa the "R -
public" mine at Eureka camp.
W. K. White is pushing work on the
"Earthquake" claim in Browns camp
Already over forty feet of work bas been
done on this claim, consisting itiiefly of
drifts on the ledge.
Work has been temporarily sttspend-
ed on tbe "Snow Shoe" mine in Urter.-
wood camp. It will be remembered tbat
Patsy Clark recently bonded tbis pro-
erty for a large sum.
Great activity in mining opeiations at
pesent exists in "HarJy mountain
camp." Some half a dozen properties
are working all winter in tbis crimp, the
operations being chiefly underground
Work is being ste.rdily pushed ahead
on the "American Eagle' property on
Hardy mountain by Messrs. McGuiar &
Holms tbe owners. Comfortable w.nter
quarters have been made on ihis claim
and work will be continned all winter.
The work at present being done consists of sinking a shaft on the ledge.
J. W. Young went up to Summit camp
last Monday to continue work on the
"Josie1' mine. Mr. Young say*! that in
the shaft lhat has been sunk on that
claim there is a six inch seam of pre
carrying native copper. The "Josie" is
owned by Capt. A. L. Rogers and J. W
Young and was located some three years
ago It is considered one o! the magnets of Summit camp.
The "Comstock" mine on LaFluer
mountain is preparing to ship ore. Already a number of men are employed in
sacking ore for shipment to an American
smelter for treatment. The ore that is
being sacked will average 850 in all
The residents of Nelson, Wash , are
about to build a snow road from that city
to a point near Cascade City. It is
claimed that the residents of Marcus
have offered to furnish the required
number of men to complete this road, if
the Nelson people will provide the
necessary provisions for the men while
on the work. The object of building
thi:* road this winter is to provide a route
to the Reservation point3 without having to pass through British Columbia.
Henry White, superintendent of the
"Lone Star" and "Washington" properties, near Nelson, Wash., is about to expend some $10,000 in opening up these
claims. The work will consist of both
sinking and drifting. 'Ihere is already
over 600 tons of ore on the dump of the
Lone Star" property that will pay to
ship. Mr. White is also interested in
the "Citv of Paris" and "Lincoln", claims,
and $25,000 to expend on these two
properties. He is most enthusiastic over
the resnlts of the work he has done on
these claims and thinks they are thc
making of mines.
Public School Xmas Examination.
The Christmas public school examination was held yesterday alternoon, when
the children went through their different recitations exceedingly well, especially the fouith and fifth classes in arithmetic and physiology. At the close of
the examination ihe Rev. McLenn; n
gave the children a very pleasant ta k
in his usual genial manner. Appropriate addresses were also made by Wm.
Caiterand R.A.Brown, then lollowed
a program by the school children, consisting of choruses, sotvja, reciiations
and dialogues. In addition to this program was the noveliy of a step dance
peiformedby Mr. J. W. McCools two
little sons, the music for which was furnished by Master Perry Schuler, another
small boy. One noticable feature that
existed during the examination was the
ready manner in which each child responded when called upon by their
teacher. The order and general betaav-
our of the children was also a remarkable feature on this occasion. A most
representative pattering of the parens
and others interested in school affairs
were present which added much to the
interest of the event.
The list of the pupils promoted at this
examination will appear in our next issue. Two much credit cannot be given
the teacher, Miss Margaret Johnson for
the able manner in which she has conducted thc school for the last six months
and the manner that the children havo
advanced in their studies under her tui-
lion goes fo show that she is the right
person in tbe right place.
Court Kettle River, I, O, F. Preparing for a
Glorious Time-
On the evening of December 31s!,
new years eve., Court Kettle River, I. O
F , of Qrand Forks, will give its first an-
pual ball in W.C. K. Manly's hall. This
being the initial entertainment given by
the members ol this popular order, the
public may confidently expect something above tbe average, and the committee who have theaffa r in band are sparing no pains to make this occasion the
p\e it of tbe season. The bes. or music
has been secured and at 12 o'clock sbar|
a sumptioui repast wi,l be seived. Ir
prder that everbodv* may be present and
jjjiye a good time, the price ot admission
Have©ecided on the Route.
The proposed waeon road frcm Rossland to connect with the Marcus and
Grand Forks road at Cascade City seems
to be an assured success. At a meotino
of the Boaid of Trade of Rossland, held
on Friday evening of last week, the question was fully discussed and the unani
mous opinion pievailed that the road
would be of immense value in
opening up the Boundary district to the merchants of that city.
The only question was as to the
route, and af ier some minjtr discussion
the Dewdney trail was unanimously settled upon. The present Northport
wagon road willbe followed to Barney's
ranch, and Irom tbat point on, the general course of the road will follow the
Dewdney trail. Practical men, who
have been over the route, declaie lhat a
road can be constructed over which it
would be possible lo haul a load of at
least a 1000 pounds. It was shown that
the giades are nowhere so difficult as lo
make a good wagon road out of the
question. In many places tbe road can
be built for from $300 to S400 per mile,
and the total distance to be constructed
does not exceed twenty miles.
Forgot to Bid Goodby.
Edward H, Kane, who is well known
to many ol the citizens of this distiict,
as the representative of the Kootfnay
Brewing Company at Trail, has skipped
the "gutter" leaving a large number of
Rossland creditois to moum his sudden
departure. For ihe pu-it month Kuie
has been managing the International
Hall at Rossland during which time he
■■eems to have got into the debt of nearly
everyone in town. On Tuesday of last
veek suit was brought against him by-
three d fferent creditors, but when the
rase  was  called   the  next day Kane
urnoi up missing.
Every Indication Points to a
Prosperous Year.
Capital Looking this Way—The Rail'
way Situation as Seen by
OCbas. Van Ness arrived from Rosslaild
Wednesday evening and expects to remain in tbe city for sometime looking alter his business in this section. In con-
veisati. n with a Miner representative
Mr.  Van  Ness said:
"Business in all branches in Rossland
shows a marked improvement and every
thing points to a very prosperous year
for the Kootenay districts. Tbe working Iorce in all the mines is steadily being increased and all tbe properties that
are being worked are tun ing out beyond the most sanguine expectation.?,
"The reports from this district are
attracting the attention of a large num-
of mining men with capital, who arc looking for investment. And ii talk is any criterion to go by, wc make look for a number of big deals in tbis section, to say
nothing nf the hundreds of small ones
that will be made. There is no question but thc coming season will be one
of activity aud prosperity.
"As to the coming city election I have
nothing to say, beyond tbat both of tbe
aspirants are good men and the city's
interests will be carefully guarded no
matter which one is elected'"
Can Only Be Prevented by Purchase of
Corbin's Lines.
Should the reported negotiations for
the purchase of the Corbin system of
roads to the Kootenay country by the
Canadian Pacific railroad fall through,
says the Spokane Chronicle of Dae. 13,
it is quite lik :ly that tho coming season
will witness a large amount of railroad
building throughout the mining districts
of Sou hcr,1 British Columbia. Not
only is ihe Canadian Pacific preparing
to build into Rosslan I, but Heinze is
getting ready to extend his road from
Kobsou to Pentieton and Corbin will
race with him as far as Grand Foiks and
Never before has there been such a
large number of surveying corps in the
northern field. Reluming miners and
prospectors state that north, east and
south of Grand Forks surveying parties
a-e scattered through the hills and valleys selecting feasible mules for rail
toads. A* Christina lake thereis a large
party at work, said to be in the employ
ol Mr. Heinze, and although the snow is
pretty deep in that section they are
working rij;ht along in spite of the inconvenience experienced on account of
the weather.
Robert L. Murray of Seattle, who was
in the city yesterday on his way. home
from the north, said that he bad recently met several surveying parties In the
vicinity ot Eureka and Grand Forks.
Engineer Tracy is in charge of the
Spokane Falls & Northern corps, which
is running a line across the Colville
reservation to Grand Forks. Tne first
party went out some time ia September,
but was soon ;.fter recalled. About
three weeks ago work was resumed and
excellent progress has been made. The
suivey has be*rn practically completed
between Northport and Cascade City.
Route of tbe New Road.
The proposed line will branch off at
Northport and will cross the Columbia
river on thc big steel bridge that has
just been completed. It will follow the
river as far south as Cow creek, when
it will follow west to Boulder mountain.
It will pass south of that mountain and
then run in a northwesterly direction to
Deep Creek to the international boundary line, a short distance from Cascade
City. It will run north from the international boundary line into Ca.rcade
Eager to See It Built,
"The building of this line," said Mr
Murray, "will give a great stimulus to
the industry on the Colville reservation
and in tbe Grand Forks ar.d Greenwood
districts. The country's development
has been retarded by a lack ol adequate
transportation, all of which will be supplied by the const' uction ol Mr. Corbin's
proposed railroad."
The people of the north are solidly
against tlie absorption of the Corbin
lines bv the Canadian Pacific. They al-
ledge that in the event of such n thing
happening it would be ihe greatest calamity that could befall the Kootenay
country at present, as it would pr»ve an
oifecluul bar to anv future competition
and future railroad building in thu
Kootenay would be insignificant in the
Chas. Cumings made a hurried business irip to Eureka .his week.
Mrs. Al Piesslar and daughter wete
arrivals in the city last evening.
Dan McLaren was shaking hands
with old friends in town tbis week.
Dr. Manly, ol F.ureka, was in the city
tbis week  looking alter some freight.
The hotel men are making prepa a
lioii to harvest next years supply of ice
Now that tbe sleighing is good the
Marcus stage is slipping in on time
The Williams stage line has bought
out E. D. Morrison's Marcus-Greenwood
stage line.
Giorge P. Mims is spending a few
days in town on his way to Spokane
-from Eureka,
I. H. Halleti, barresler of (iieinwood,
--'as been appointed police magistrate
for that city.
For fashionable dressmaking go to
Mrs A. Ii. Jones, next door north of
Jubilee hospital.
From the amount of travel both in and
out gives rise to the opinion that business is improving.
The time for receiving lenders for the
Midway Grand Forks new mail contiact
expired yesterday.
A. L. MoDonald hns the contract of
finishing Mr. Anderson's residence in
Upper Grand Forks.
Fred Oliver came over [rom Rossland
Tuesday evening and reports business
in thut city improving dally.
Recent arrivals from Rossland repot
an area of prosperity in thai Camp far
beyond the expectations of the most
The bar room of the Alberta hotel is
being ovei hauled and otherwise improved and when completed will be one of
the neatest in the city.
Word comes from Rossland that
m-ryor Manly and the "Rossland push'
will soon be in to look atier tbe political
teuds in tbis section.
Wilson Lucin has announced himself
as a candidate for mayor on tbe ''rubber
neck" ticket. He ptolaccd his candidacy with a bottle ol wine.
Mr. Scbuler, wliojhas been confined;to
th•; house lor the past month with an
attack ol typhoid lever, has so lar re*
c rvered as to be out again.
Dr. W. G. Hepworth left last Monday for Vancouver, where he goes on a
business mission, The doctor expects
to be absent about a month or six weeks.
A large delegation of Grand Forks
people are making arrangements to attend the Christmas tree and mar querade
ball to be given at Nelson Christmas
City Treasurer Addison, went to Rossland this week to deliver theeity debentures to the Toronto Trust and Guarantee Company and receive tbe money for
the same.
Mr. C. A. Ralston, the engineer of the
"Republic" mine at Eureka, accompanied by his wife passud thtuugh the Forks
this week enroute to Spokane to spend
the holidays.
Mr. Bently and H. A. Huntly went
out in seaicb of tbe festive deer last
Tuesday. They were loaded for bear, bat
as far as heard from their calculations
failed to connect.
David Wocdhead returned Friday of
last week from the Greenwojil hospital,
where he bad been for a week or ten
days, receiving treatment for a stveie
cold on his lungs.
William Shaw, *who owns the well
known "Ontario" property in Summit
camp and who is applying for a Crown
Grant fur that proporty, was a pleasant
caller at the MINER cilice yesterday.
Mr. B. li. White, undertaker and
embalmer, of Rossland, li. C. was a
pleasant caller at the MiNV.it office this
woek. Mr. White was on bis way to
Eureka, where he expects to engage in
The New Years' ball to be given under
the auspices of Couit Ketic River, I,
0. F. promises to bi one u! the most enjoyable events of the season. The pice
of admission has becn placed at $1.50
including supper.
The   Grand   Forks and  Greenwood
stage has changed time again. It now
arrives in Grand Forks in the evening
and leaves for Greenwood in the morning instead of Coming in at noon and returning in tbo atternoon,
Tbe regular weekly syssion of the ci'y
council was not h Id vestenUy owing to
the tact th ,t there were not a sulliciem
nuuibi r of alderrr.en in tha city to make
a quorum, tbe rn. yor, Aldermen Hepworth, Davis and McC.nlum being absent.
The friends of Mr. Sherringham, wi 0
had thc misfortune to cut his foot some
time ago while cuttiD; wood and has
been confined to tho hrmse for several
weeks in consequence thereof, will be
pleased to learn thi-t he is able to be
out again.
Mr, Jr-ff Davi«, the enterprising merchant, left va Wednesday morning's
stage for Portland, Oregon, to spend the
holidays with fiiynris and relatives.
During his absence Mr. Davis will purchase a large stock of goods for tbe
spring trade,
The chief moguls in the mystic older
of "Rubber Necks'' sprung themselves
this week and Indulged in a sleigh r de
to Nelson and Carson. There must
have been a very soothin ? Chinook pre
wheiebewill survey several tracts of
land rhat are being transferred from tie
Cascade towrrsite comp inv tn tbe svtid -
caie tbat has recently acquired thc wa
ter lights at Cascade  City.   As soon as
'thr.   survey has  been   cornoleicd   Mr.
[ Coryell says that work wili be started on
a power plant for ger eruting electricity
which it nroposes to trantn~.it throughout the Christina lake and Boundary
Thc County of Yale Should be Divided.
Mr. Hope, ol the lirm oi IlopcGraver-1 vailing over thele as thn Duke, was coi
ly & company, financial agents of  Van-  sWerably thawed out on his return,
couvcr, was an arrival in the city  last
During a drunken row at Camp McKinney recently, Alex. Ramage received a knife wound says the Midway
Advance, four inches in length on the
back of his neck, and a contusion on tbe
top of his head. The man who did the
-utting disappeared, probably going
a ross the line, but Mike Dooley was
irres'ed on Rock Creek on a charge of
vrsmlt with inient, it being alleged
bat he struck Ramagc on tbe head with
a lock or brick. He was before Mr.
Jas. Kerr, J. P., last Tuesday and remanded on bail until 2o*.h inst
Mr. Hope was on his way to Rossland
where he is interested in mining properties in that section as well as owning
some claims in this district, ln an
interview with a MINER represcntalive
that gentleman said, "1 am watching
wi h great interest the movement that
wrll be made at the coming session ol
the house wiih reference 10 the railway
matter. The whole province is now
aware of the lact that the Boundary
Creek section needs a railway very badly
and this fact alone will doubles* act as
a stimulant to the representatives of
this province when tbc house m"ets.
Wiih reference lo the division ot Yale
county, I am satisfied that the time has
also sriived (or the county of Yale to be
divided. As to where the r'.ivisional
line will be that is as yet a mere conjecture.
Has Appealed   the Case.
Robert Cl-.rk, the original owner of
the "Seattle" property feels that a great
ii.j istice has been done him by the recent judgement rendered by Judge Mc-
C3II, in the case of McCallum & Hav
v s Cummiug; relative to the "Seattle"
inrne. Mr. Clark, llirongh Lis solicitor,
Mr. A C. SuttO", Ji--s appealed this case
to the supreme court in banc, which will
it is understood srtat VLtoria about the
midd-s pi ue;tt month,
Remember that i'.dwa-d's Ferry is tbe
only wayside house on the road where
good meals and clean beds can bo fou nd
City of Grand Forks
BY-LAW, 1897.
WHEREAS it is necessary tbat a Bv-t.aw
be passed for levying a ran: on nil tin*
IhikI, improvementi! and r. ui properly un
th" assessment roll of theCotporatlon of ilie city
of Grand Forks to provide for the general ami
ordinarj oxpenw uof the Corporation during tbe
current year:
Ue it therefore enacted, and it is hereby enacted, by 1 lie Mayor and Council of the Coipoiatlou
of tho City of Cfrand Forks, in Council asai'm-
bled, ns follows:
l. There shall be and ia hereby Bottled, imposed and levied, and there shall ue raised ami
collected, upon all tiie mentioned and dcvrlbed
In the Assessment Koll for tbe year 1897 of the
Corporation of the City of Grand Forks an
equal rate or tax of one abd one fifth per cent
rn tiie full assessed value ol the said hunl, its appears by tbo aaid Assessment Roll.
'1. 'ihereshall he mnl in hereby nettled, Imposed and levied, and there shall he raised and
colloctcd, upon nil the improvements and buildings on tho said laud men I toned and described
in tho said Assessment Koll au equal ratu or tax
uf nue and oue fifth per cunt upon llfty percent
of thc full assessed v.due of the suid Improve-
ments and buildings as appears ou the said Assessment Roll,
it. Tlio aforesaid rates or taxes Bhall tie due
nnd payable by tbe person or persons liable to
pay Lho same to the Collector of the City of Grand
hulks m ins ofiice, ou tiie*i'Ji!i day oi November
■i. a rebate of one sixth ofthe amount thereof Bhall lie allowed ou nil tax.ru levied uud asses-
Bod uudei sections l and 'i of this iw-law in ull
coses where the same are paid on or belore the
2'a\\ May of December, istff.
•f). if the rates and taxes, or any pun thereof.
luotothe Corporation shall not bu paid by tho
31st day of Dccombor, 1397, tho some mav be
colled ed in tho manner provided by tho Municipal clauses Act, 1896, and amendments thereto.
ti. This By-law miv bo ottod for nil purposes
us thc city of Grand Forks General Ltate By-law,
Mead a first timo by tho Conned this, i*ih dny
of November. IB97. . '
Bead a second timo by tho council this lath
day of November. 1897.
Bead a third time and passed by tlie Council
this iblh day of November, 1897.
Uooonside ed and llnally nassed by the Council this lath day ol Novomber, 1897.
FBBD WoLhASTON  citv Cleric.
Also a ine line
of Furniture.   If
you want any fur
niture be sure an
3<*B<^<r^*r^'<^ST><r^*F>'r^Sr->.jfT»c> s
\   The Bar of The \
t Contains all the Famous Lift quors of the Present day. The
t Cigars are from reliable makes
* and give out, when In action,
L an aroma that sents the 1m-
K mediate atmosphere with an
^ odor that is pleasing to the ol-
t? factories of man.
t In the billard room of this
C hotel the ivory spheres can be
T sent in motion whenever the
jv Public desires.
8(l*---vj^*l>^t**^*<**£J»^i*«>-i-S'"'.S*B-' g|
Clyde Belliut, the (food looking nut*
ologlitattbe bar of the Grand l*orks
hotel, has secure 1 n r0n*.rnct [or s'rv rai
tons of carrols for thc Canon "push
and announces that from no" until lhe
first of tbo year he will pay y/2 cents per
pound for carrots delivered at his place
uf business between the hours of lo a.
in , and 3 p. tu.
Mrs. V. H. McCarter, accompanied by
her two sor s, Frank and Rex, and her
daughter Zoe, arc expected to arrive In
Grand Forks Irom S.j.rk me next Wednesday, to attend the family re-union
which will occur in tbis city on Ch ist
mas day. Mrs. McCarter and Miss Z re
expect to remain in lhe citv for tbe winter while Master Frank Rnd Rex re
turn to Spokane to altend school.
J. I, Tavlor, a mining expert frcm
Rossland, B, C., who has been in the
city for several days examining Nonh
Fork propeni.B, leturntd home via
Wednesday morning's stage. Mr. Taylor took wilh him a large number ot
specimens from tbis district amonc
which was a sack of o-e from the Palh-
finder claim. It is reported that the
chiof ol jyct of his visit was lo make a
thorough examination of this propeity
ior an English syndicate who contemplate pur haiiugit if Ur. Taylor's report
is favorable.
J. A. Coryell, P. L. S„ wai in town last
evening on his way  to   Cascade  Cuy
Contractor and Builder,
liKAND   FOKKS,   B.   C. ...
Plans and specification** drawn, cs limlislur-
11I1.I101I in all kliulnol boildiug,    \\, r ; ,me 1.
Dealer   in
Fine pllinerij,
Riverside Ave.   Grand Forks.
Manufacturer of
Brick and \Amz<
Contractor ol all kinds of Mason Work.   Est!
mates on work choei fully given.
»9!S»aa*J-»*>*>$*S*»9 i S iSr£33*S32,
(It **
ft v!r
fa i
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%                            All Kiir.l.-.rl Sj
I House Finish.
I Sash and Factory,
W        Store Fronts a Specialty,
I Furniture Made to Order,
Saloon ar.d Store Fixtures.
9 attention,
1 E. Spraggett, 1
1      Grand Forks, B, C.     |
1 I
Spokane Falls &
I Nelson & Ft. Sheppard,
Tiro Above is a trno copy of a By-law passed   v-»    < -i-r-r        .   .     n   .1
i.s* the Mhnicipoi council oitue cornortToii ..i Red Mountain Railways.
the City of limn.! ForkB oil the iinii rluy of No-   . .
veinbiT, is;i7, mi,1 all persons arc hereby re* j
ijiiiri-t) to inke 10.tree thai anyone desirous ol
applying lo have Bucli lly-law or any prrn tlicri-
of  (piashcd, iniisi mala- hi- application lor ilm: —	
purpose tu the Supreme Unurl uf Llrllinti Columbia wiiiiin omi 1,1.mill next after tbe publico-
tir.11 ofthls;By-law In the IMtishColiitnl intra- ■
zette, or In- will I.e too lute to be henrd In thai   The Only All-rail Route,without change
behalf. Vkkd Wollaston, City Clerk.   1 r ,   . ,-    , ..
ciiy Clerk's Office, Orand forks, Nov. ly, 1897. ;        ol cars, between Spokane, RoSi-
land and Nelson.
Via McElroy's
Going North.                                   Going South
12:12 a. iu  MARCUS  2:26 p. m.
Close Connections flt Nelson with steamboats
for Kaslo and all Kootenay Lako Points,
Passenger's for Kettlo River ami  Boundary
Creek connect at Marcue with utago dally.
Leaves Grand For'.ts, Sunday,
Tuesday and Thursday, :rnd returns Monday, Wednesday and
A slttlngof tho County Court of Yalo will be
holdcn nl
Grand Forks on Tuesdey.the nth Day
of Junuary, 1898,
at III o'clock ill tho forenoon.
ByCommanrl s. R. AI.MONP,
Government Office, Grand I'orks, j l> R.O. C.
November 5th, 1SU7. \
Invest before a Railways Starts to Build this
way.   Work orxe staned en the road the price
1 gof lots will double,   The Plan for the
dition to  Grand  Forks,
.,.* /•***■*> 15 <o
Djn't Miss the opportunity to get in on this deal.   Its the
mist desirable Residence portion of Grand  Forks.    Easy
Term .   For Further Particulars Call or*Addre«s.
Agent Grand Forks Townsite Co.,
GRAND    FOKKS,    B.   C
•Si*^^*^*s^^*s^^v**^.^^-s%.s^a..s.^s^*^g^^*s.^ ,k
Grand Forks, B. C.
'S anew House, with new Furniture
»nd everything comfcrrtable for the
'traveling public, and has  accommo-
tions for a large  number oi people.
The Dining  Room  is   provided wiih
everything In the market.
The bar  is repleled with  the  best
Wines, Liquors a**.d Cigars.
L*4e-^./<2;«y2*-S;#a i
'-5S- *iS****K* ,5g.*S"*K.'
. .-rv
Vernon, Osoyoos, Kottle River and Grand Porks
Mlnlna Divisions of Yale District.
NfiTlCE  IS   HUKK-'Y   plven.ihnt all i»liver
claims legally heldln th*Vernon, 0
Kittle Kiver and Brand Forks MinliiR in
ot Yale District, H C, wrelnhl over  from
OMhdiivof November, 181)7, to ilu* 1st d»
|\UO, 1808, '• A. R   Umiu.y
>qz %mxx mkxxmxx)
Livery & Feed
'^^stableT    "
Riverside Av., Grand Forks, B.C.
Saddle and Pack Horses a Specialty,
' .ST/I S*.* jrrttSSi; in, *M^VJB&S
,f\ ;*a.3 «..'-' •■. ".'*. m 0u.0\m
\m        -
ml 4 f* # M*&
^^        We are also Proprietors of tlie
O Grand Forks and Greenwood
Passengers taken to all Points tu British
Columbia and on ilu- Reservation at Raa»
Mumble   Oivcs im «  cull  and pet our
ITiiAS   \W will useynnrtgbt
Cjioyous, U.C.
■ NQY.18tbil&fl7.
|i Daily Stage Line.
%mow%:>ow%xm^G0(cmoi m xx \m THE    YUKON    EUSH
riiei-e Are Bfftny Route* Spoken of, But
hh Y«*l Only Two, Are Adviiable for
the    Gold    Beaker   to   Attempt    Koine
of the Difficulties to Ue Overcome.
[Special Correspondence.]
How many will go to the Klondike
next year, how will they bo transported, are questions now being asked by
transportation companies ami the
thousands Interested in one way or an*
other in the great movement aliout to
take place. Even the man going
thither to seek liis fortune is vitally interested In these matters, if there is
too big a crowd he may not bo able to
secure a passage, or to get a proper
outfit, or be successful in transporting
it into the interior. He would better
not trust too   much to luck nor depend
too much upon being able to travel in
tho regular way. Certainly, su far as
the regular steamers aro concerned,
their berths will all ho engaged weeks
in advance, and the man Who neglects
to secure passage early may havo to
wait a long time for hid turn to come
around. Even on the overland trains
there is promise of Inconvenience, If not
delay. So great a rush, all in one direction, will tax tlie rolling stock of
the railroads to its utmost, since curs
will have to go back empty.
The lowest estimate of tlie number of
people who will start for Alaska next,
spring fs 50.000, while some who have
given the BUUJeot much attention place
the figure as high as 800,000. At an
average of li00 to each vessel, it would
require 170 steamers to convey the minimum number, while 680 would be
necessary to accommodate the maximum. To send 170 steamers in the
months of February, March and April
would make it necessary for two to
sail each day. There is now advertised
riot one-quatrer the steamers necessary.
The others will no doubt be provided,
for there are numerous transportation
projects on foot, but nothing definite
about them can yet be said. This is
sufficient to show that tlio man who
intends to join the lirst great rush by
the way of the passes and lakes would
do well to make sure of his passage to
Dyea or Skaguay. As to tlie route by
the way of St. Michaels and the river,
that will not be open till June, and
extensive transportation projects now
under way will be sufficiently developed
long before that time to make it well
to postpone any estimates until later.
There are but two well known and
undeniably practical routes to the Yukon mines. One is by the mountain
passes' from Dyea and Skaguay to the
lakes and thence by boat down tlie lakes
and rivers, and the other is by ocean
steamer to St Michaels and thence up
the river by light draft steamer. All
other routes are yet to bo proved, and
all who try them must expect to meet
with the tribulations and uncertainties
that lay in the path of the pioneer.
Undoubtedly the great majority of Yu-
kouers will try the passes, since the
mines can be reached in this way two
Or three months earlier than by steamer, aud, of these the greater number
will go over the regular Yukon trail by
tlie way of Chilkoot pass, tlie next
greater number going from Skaguay over
the White pass.
It is well thoroughly to understand
this route and its variation as to the
two passes. Linn canal, about 100
miles north of Juneau, penetrates a
number of miles northerly into the
coast mountains, the very head of it being divided into two arms by a rocky
promontory. Into tlie easterly arm
flows Skaguay river and into tlio westerly arm the Dyea river. Both aro
rapid, ice-cold mountain streams, navigable for canoes only for several miles.
At the head of these arms are located
the new towns of Skaguay and Dyea.
From these points it is necessary to
cross tho high mountain divide to
Lakes Lindermann and Bennett, where
boats aro constructed for the journey
down the river. Until tbe past season
the Yukoners havo used the Chilkoot
pass, from Dyea, exclusively, the Chil-
kat Indians packing all tho supplies at
the usual rato of 15 cents a pound.
The route is '21 miles long, aud the
summit of the pass is 3,200 feet high.
Tlie Indians have always refused to
pack by any other route, declaring this
to be tlie best ono. Last summer, owing to the great rush and the eagerness of all to get over at any cost, the
Indians raised their price for packing,
until often as high as a dollar a pound
was paid them. This, and the crowded
condition of the trail, led many to try
the Skaguay trail, which, though 41
miles long, was asserted to be better,
because the summit of the pass was
some 000 feet lower. It was found,
however, that the trail was not so good,
that the river hud to be crossed several
times, and that, though tho puss was
somewhat lower, tho trail led up and
down hill so much that the actual
climbing done was greater than by tho
Chilkoot puss, where the ascent was
gradual to the foot of tho summit divide, when ono very steep climb was
necessary. Tho practical result was
that a vory much larger percentage of
those who tried the Chilkoot pass succeeded In reanhing the lakes, than of
those who attempted tin Skaguay route.
Nevertheless, improvements are now
being made on both trails, and both
will he extensively used in the spring,
it being much easier to go lu ovor the
snow, when the rocks and mud which
made the trails so difficult lust full are
covered up.
ThoiG uro projected improvements
for both of thoso trails, in the nature
of railroads and tramways, but as yet
only Chilkoot pass shows anything tangible. A combined railroad and tramway is undor construction nnd is prom*
sed to be completed by the first of February, for tho taking of freight from
Dyna through to Lake Lindermann. The
probabilities are thnt this convenience
will be provided by that time, or
shortly thereafter. The company operating it purposes to contract to carry
freight from Dyea to the lake at a price
much below what it would cost to pack
it over, and to handle it so promptly
that by the time the owner can walk
over the trail his freight will get
through. With tbis tramway in operation, and nothing similar on tbe Skaguay trail, tlie Chilkoot pass would get
all tho travel. There are, however,
still other tramways and railroad projects on both trails, but when they will
be ready for uso is uncertain. At the
present time it would  seem as though
this Chilkoot tramway will be the only
thing ready early enough to accommodate tiie first rush in February and
March. Until that time, there is apparently little choice between the trails
tor winter travel, and those who go in
before February may take either. For
those who go in over the snow a Yukon sled is necessary. This is a strong
skeleton Bled and may be purchased at
any regular outfitting point. Many
take dogs to help draw sleds, but all
can not do this. If it is done, special
provision must be made for food for
tiie animals.
After the lakes have been reached,
the remainder of the route is the same
for both passes, consisting of about 550
miles of lake and river navigation to
Dawson City, at the mouth of the
Klondike. It is 50 miles further to
Forty-Mile, and Circle City is 300
miles down the river from Dawson.
The new town of Rampart City is still
about 500 miles further down the Yukon, at the mouth of Munook creek,
not fur above the point whero the
Tannanah Hows into the great river.
This entire lake nnd river journey is
made in strong boats, usually built out
ol timber whipsawed by the Yukoners
ou tho bunks of Lukes Lindnnnunn or
Bennett. There is a small saw mill
there, but il is unable to rut enough
timber to till the demand. Doubtless
other mills will be taken in as 40011 us
the tramway is completed, but miners
should not rely upon this, but should
take an outfit of tools and material for
building a boat, us well as oars and
rowlocks. Efforts to lake in boats over
tho pass lust fall were unsuccessful,
oven In sections. Though il might be
easier to do so over the snow, it is
doubtful if it would not consume us
much extra time and labor us the
building of a boat would require.
When the tramway is ut work, specially constructed boats could no doubt be
taken in to advantage, and valuable
time be saved. •'
The route leads through Lake Lindermann, ii miles, a portage to Lake Bennett, 1 mile; (lown the lake, 24 miles;
through Cariboo crossing to Lake Tag-
ish, 2 miles; down the lake 10 miles;
by river to Lake Marsh, 0 miles;
across the lake passing Windy Arm,
10 miles. Those who go in the winter and early spring can proceed to this
point by drawing their bouts on sleds,
but there they must wait for the ice to
break up before proceeding down the
river in their boats, unless they intend
to go through light, dragging a sled
over the snow und ice. Twenty-five
miles below Lake Marsh is the dreaded
Miles canyon, und just below this
place are White Horse rapids. Both
of these places may be safely run in
the boat if the utmost cure is exercised. Many boats have been wrecked
here und their contents lost, while several unfortunate men have been
drowned. No one should attempt these
difficult passages without tirst having
carefully studied the situation. Thirty
miles further down tho river is Lake
Le Barge, 80 miles long. Five Finger
rapids are 108 miles below this lake,
and Kink rapids are ;i miles further.
These are tbe lust of the specially dangerous places, though cure must be exercised during the entire journey.
As to other routes from tho coast,
there aro but threo that have any
prominence, and none of them is as yet
sufficiently known to make it advisable for the ordinary gold seeker to attempt them. Une of them is the Dal-
ton trail, leading noitherly over the
mountains just west of the Chilkoot
pass, and paralleling the lake und
river route for about 300 miles, finally
striking the Yukon below the most
dangerous rapids. It is claimed that
this is the best route for a railroad, but
it is yet to be shown how practicable
it is for general uso. The government
will probably attempt to send in a relief expedition by this route early in
the spring.
The Taku and the Stiokeen routes,
one starting from Taku inlet, neur Juneau, nnd the other from the Stiokeen
river, neur Wrangel, converge at Lake
Teslin. Small river steamers can navigate this lako and pass down the
Hootalinqua river to the Yukon below
the rapids, nud thus to Dawson and beyond. It is claimed that such steamers will be built on tho lake in the
spring, and that trails will be opened
up to the lake und pack trains put un,
to be followed soon by railroads; but
until this ia actually done the gold
seeker would do well not to intrust
himself to the uncertainties of those
Undoubtedly tho most comfortable
and easy way to reach the Yukon mines
is by steamer from one of the Pacific
coast ports to the mouth of the Yukon,
at St. Michaels, and thence by light
river steamers up tho stream, the distance up the river being 1,422 miles to
Circle City, and 1,772 to Dawson City.
Tho trouble with this route is that the
river is navigable only three months in
tho year, und then only by small river
steamers, because of frequent bars. The
ice breaks up about the 20th of June
und fo-ms again about the same time
In September. There are now several
steamers on the river belonging to the
Alusku Commercial Company aud tho
North American Transportation uud
Trading Company, both of which have
trading posts on tho river, with headquarters at St. MlohaelB. Both companies are building1 several new vessels
lor next year's traffic.
Tho outlook for this route next summer is that tlie number of steamers on
the river will bo utterly inadequate to
accommodate tho persons who will be
landed by thousands at St. Michaels by
steamers and sailing vessels, though
there are numerous projects on foot for
building steamers on the river in tho
spring or towing them thither. As
every vessel on the river will probably
run in connection with some regular
ocean line, and as the pobuiiilities are
that tbe ocean liners will carry more
passengers and freight thun the river
steamers can bundle, it would seem as
though tlie only persons who will Stand
any show of getting through to Dawson
by this route will be those who purchase through passage from the starting
point to their destination for themselves and supplies. Those who pay
passage only to St. Michaels, or who
reach that point hy independent steamers or vessels, will probably be unable
to proceed any further. Notwithstanding this promises to be the condition
of affairs next summer, there will
doubtless thousands of men take puss-
age in all kinds of craft for St. Michaels, without providing means for getting beyond that point. Much disappointment ia in store for many on this
\ Glance Over tn*- (amp ui Florence
—'trail of I i.n (I Horn.'*) From
Skuiruii) to tin* l.ukt'fj—Hrltidli Column In Propertlen iioiuied.
November was a big month with the
shipping mines and the records of ull,
previous Novembers have been completely laid in the shade ut Kaslo, B, C. A '
number of new shippers huve joined the
list und the old ones ore keeping up the!
The following is a list of the mines of
the Slocan tliut shipped over the K. & j
S. through Kaslo during the month, with
the amount of their shipments:
Payne 2,670,000
Whitewater 1,962,000
Lucky Jim   1,820,000 I
Hut It'    800,000 I
Slocan Star   300,0001
Lust Chance      372,000
Reco      157,000;
R.   E.   Leo         40,000 [
Washington   42,000'
Texas  32,000 \
Best    30,000
Antoine  30,000
Noble Five   10,000
Carbonates No. 2  12,000 |
London Hill    10,225 1
Red Fox     10,000
pie are fixing to sink below the water,
w-ieh it was found impossible to do with !
the present machinery on the mine. A i
new 60-hone power boiler and No. 8 j
Cameron sinking pump is now being
laced iu position when the Overland will
be opened to greater depth.
Secured a   Homi.
R. J. McKen/.ie has bonded the Enterprise, Anchor and Lake View properties.
In Long Lake camp, B. C, from A. Cameron and D. H. Campbell, for $50,000. Uy
the terms of the bond no money was paid
down, and the payments extend over one
year with a provision that development
must be prosecuted continuously on the
ai tlio ton Claim Bonded.
An Knglish syndicate lias bonded the !
Athelfon claim, iu Wellington camp, B.
C, from Muck brothers, for $15,000, pay-
Ing 10 per cent in cash, the balance to be
in payments extending over a year. The j
Athelton is a high grade property, sit-j
US ted close to tho Golden Crown mine*, |
F.iiKiiNh Syndicate.
The English syndicate which is develop-
[ng the group of claims at the head of J
Woodbury creek, near Nelson, U. C, will]
employ a force of 25 men  this winter.
There  uro u   number of  men  ut  work]
building a trail to the properties.
HERO OF 1812,
Total  ..
This ore wus distributed among tho different smelters aa follows:
Pueblo    3,1(52,000
Everett   2,052,000
Pilot Uay  1.820,000
Omaha    342,000
Kaslo    170,000
Denver    157,000
Aurora      80,000
Nelson       10,225
Total 8,303.225
The ore cleared at the Kaslo customs
house during the month is covered by the
following figures:
No. of pounds  0,357,000
Pounds lead   2,777,150
Ounces silver     320,030
Valuation   $205,148
Of the above 155,000 pounds went out
from Ainsworth.
The same table covering the month of
November, 1806, is very different ami
shows an enormous increase in the month
past.   November, 1800, shows as follows:
No. pounds ore  1,117,130
Pounds lead     430,120
Ounces silver      83,851
Valuation     $00,481)
The Black Diamond at Ainsworth made
lier first shipment for the month—November 30th—about 80 tons of concentrates.
Skasrnay to iiuve un-uou Rond.
Redd McDonald of Helena, Mont., has
just returned from a visit of several
weeks to Skaguay, where he has been
looking over the field with a view of engaging in business there in the spring.
'"The Skaguay trail waa fully ns bad as
it wus painted," said he to a Spokesman-
Review reorler. "So great Mas the haste
to get across to the lakes that no man
would slop even to roi. a boulder out of
tlie trail or to chop off a small tree that
might prove an obstruction. Horses were
clubbed until they would jump over the
obstructions, and tlie result of the inhumanity and extreme hurry was a trail of
dead horses from Skaguay to the lakes.
It will be different next year. A company with plenty of money is blasting
out as good a wagon road as one could
wish all the way from Skaguay to the
lake. It will have a solid rock foundation and there will be no trouble on account of swampy ground and loose corduroy. A tramway is also in course of erection to the summit.
"] was also at Dyea, and work is just
beginning on a tramway over the worst
of the trail there. Dyea has no harbor,
and all the merchandise is unloaded at
Skaguay now and transported across on
ba rges.
"Skaguay is a lively camp, but there is
not much money in circulation. Men who
art* staying over there waiting for spring
ure hanging on to their money. I look
for a big rush in the spring hy way of
Skaguay, as 1 believe its wagon road will
enable a man to walk right through to
the lakes with ease. I am going back to
engage in business, but shall not go as
early as some. The lako won't break up
before the 1st of June, and if men go up
there sooner they will have to sit around
iu snowstorms and wait. Last year the
ice went out May 28, but thc Indians said
Tlio   Florence   Cninp.
Florence ia a lively camp. There has
been a strong movement of capital into
Florence, Idaho, this season. Within u
year it is said Florence will havo an aggregate pay roll that will make it one of
the best mining centers iu the state and
there will be six mills running soon in
the camp. A year ago there were but
two running along in desultory fashion.
The Miiiuiel mill started up about three
weeks ago and is doing good work. Cap*
tain N. D. Moore will soon have, a five-
stamp mill working on his Blossom und
as that property has yielded thousands of
dollars when worked hy hand, tho captain's company will doubtless find the
product of the mill most profitable. The
Poorman company announces that a mill
has been ordered for that property, but
it will not he put in place until spring.
The new Hiyu mill will doubtless be in
operation next week and the W'averly
has a new five-stamp mill on the way,
which will replace a two-stamp mill now
in use there. The latter mill, it la understood, will go to the Bluebird mine.
The mill on the Oznrk is running night
and day and is reducing from 12 to 15
tons of rich ore daily. The pay roll of
the Uanner, Waverly and Ozark Companies must be fully $150 per day now, with
a prospect that it will be increased soon,
it was unusually early. It often stays in
until the middle of June."
Tlie   Overland*
The Overland, near old Montana City,
Mont, has made a new striKo on the 300-
foot level of the mine, in the west drift,
a chute of ore being encountered 10 feet in
width, a large portion of it being thickly
studded with the single standard metal.
The discovery was made soon after commencing work on the drift, and where the
high grade waa supposedly all taken out
last summer. No particular search was
made, orders wero simply given to commence work on the drift at tne 300 level
and the discovery was made. Thc effect of the strike will be far reaching on
the great gold lode.     The Overland peo-
Wlionl     Quotation*,    Wool     Fig-ores
nnd   tlie   1'rlccit   ul   Produce.
Spokane, Dec. 13. Following are the
wholesale prices, unless otherwise quoted:
Wheat at the warehouse — Oountty
points: Club, bulk 541c, sacked 57c; blue-
stem, bulk 57.1c, sacked 00e; At Spokane:
Club, bulk 56c, Backed BOoj bluestcm,
bulk eOJc, sacked 02c.
Oats- At Spokane, f. o. b., $10^17 per
Barley - Country points, 60@62c per
Rye—Country points, 70(7i.75c per cwt.
Produce—Creamery butter, 50 and 00-Ib
tubs, 28c per lb; 5, 10 and 20-lb tubs, 20c
per lb: prints, 20c per lb; eastern butter,
24(?T27c per lb; country butter in rolls,
17(«l25c; cheese, twin, full cream, 13@14c;
cheese, twin, skim milk, 0@10c; eastern
eggs, $G.40@0.50; ranch eggs, $7.25@7.50;
honey, wliite comb, 14(3 10c per lb.
Vegetables—Turnips, $1 per cwt; beets,
$1 per cwt; onions, $1.25@ 1.35 per cwt;
beans, 1 3-4(<i2c por lb; potatoes, 35@40e
per cwt; Merced sweet optatoes, $2,75 per
cwt: Sacramento sweet potatoes, $2 per
cwt; cabbage, Ie per lb; squash, $1.50 per
Fruit—California lemons, $3.50@4 per
box: navel oranges, fancy $4 per box,
choice $3.75: seedlings, $3.35(1/ 3.50; cooking apples. 00(o$L10 per box: eating apples, $1.15-^. 1.25: pears, 0OeC«$I; Concord
grades, 2oc per basket: California, $1.25
(a 1.30: cranberries, $0.50(?/ 10 per barrel;
bananas, $1.75@2.25.
Poultry—Old chickens, live weight,
8@9c per lb; dressed, 10c per lb; spring
chickens, $3.00(mj3.50 per doz; dressed,
10c per lb; spring turkeys, live, 0 I-2@
10c per lb; dressed, 1 l@12c; ducks, $3.50 I
Oti-i live; dressed, 10c per lb; geese, l)@ I
10c live, dressed, ll@12c per lb.
Eggs—Ranch, $7.25@7.75 per case.
Meats—Ueef cows, live, $2@2.25 per
ewt; dressed, $4@4.75; steers, live, $2.50@
2.75; dressed, $5@5.25; hogs, live, $3.40@
3.50; dressed, $5@5.10; mutton, live
weight, 4 1-4($4 1-2c; dressed, 8 3-4@0c
per lb; dressed lambs, Oc; dressed veal, 5
Colfax, Dec. 13.—Wheat: Some dealers
are quoting 00c, but the general quotations are 58c sacked in the warehouse.
Walla Walla, Dee. 13.—Wheat: The
ruling price is 02c for club and 05c for
bin est em.
Portland, Dec. 13.—Wheat: Walla Walla, 73c; valley and bluestem, 7S@70c per
Tacoma. Doe. 13.—Wheat: No. 1 blue-
siem 75c. No. 1 club 72c.
Bar silver 583. Copper quiet: brokers'
price $10.12^.   Lead quiet; brokers' $3.50,
LOSS NEARLY $800,000.
IMiilmloiiiliia   Firo   Moro   EDxtenalve
Tliim   u :i.i   I'li-wi   list limited.
Philadelphia, Dee. 13.—The damage resulting from Saturday night's fire ut John
and James Dobson's wholesale and retail
salesroom, 809 and 811 Chestnut street,
will reach a larger sum than was at first
estimated. Over $800,000 went up in
and stock went up in smoke and fire,
which was fully covered by insurance.
The losses are divided as follows: Dobson
building, $00,000; stock, $500,000; Sharp-
less Bros., adjoining Dobson on thc east,
$200,000 en building and stock; Commonwealth Title Insurance & Trust Company,
adjoining Dobson's on the west, $30,000,
and W. If. Hoskins, stationery and fancy
goods, 805 Chestnut sf reet, $25,000. Sharp-
less Bros, and the Commonwealth company were principally damaged by falling walls and water. Hoskins' loss was
by water.
Sole Survivor of the Constitution and
Guerrlere Fight.
Mayor Strong had a notable visitor
recently in the person of MaJ. William
H. Garland, an ancient mariner, 95
years old, the sole survivor of the
great battle between the Constitution
and the (Juerrlere, which was fought
on Aug. lit, 1812.
"I remember the battle well," said
Maj. Garland, In answer to a question asked by the mayor, "though 1
was only 10 yours old. I wus on the
Constitution as a 'powder monkey,'
and took much pride In the victory—
which was won aftor a half hour's
most daring lighting—as any of the
meu and officers. Then I was In the
fight with the Java four monlhs later,
when we served her ns we had the
"1 know I am the sole survivor of
that crew of the Constitution; and
have reason to believe thnt 1 nm the
only survivor of the navy of 1812.
"When Lafayette wns here In 1824
I wns appointed on his escort by President Monroe. Early in 1820 I accompanied Lafayette to France on the
Brandy wlue.
"I also saw the great Napoleon, and
believe I am the only living American who ever hnd that honor. It wns
nt St. Helena. He spoke to ine In good
Knglish, und, laying his hand on my
head, he said, 'My young ninn, I hope
your life will Iw a more happy and
successful one llinn mine bus boen.1
"I knew President Monroe very well,
for he was quite intimate with my father, who, like myself, wns born and
reared in Virginia; and I think I remember him particularly well because
of his apple orchard, where I went frequently with other boys, but with his
permission, for he was always kind
to young folks, and used to pick the
ripe apples for us. I attended his funeral, ns I did thnt of Thomas Jefferson. Jefferson wns a frequent visitor
to our house, and I used to enjoy having him talk politics with my father.
"I was honorably discharged from
the United States navy In 1834, and
went to my home nt Hampton," continued Muj, Garland. "When the wur
broke out In 1801 1 wns parted from
many friends and relatives, for I stood
by the old ting, while they went with
the South. I came to New York, joined the Fifty-Sixth New York infantry,
then the Lincoln cavalry, and afterward the Sixteenth Mnssnchusetts. I
was through the war from Hull Run
to Appomnttox, After the battle of
Antletam Con. McClellan mude me a
"When the war was over I returned
to my home at Hampton, nnd have
lived there since. I am now ou my
wny to attend the anniversary celebration of the victories of the old Ironside fleet, which is to be held the 21st
of this month."
Mayor Strong showed great pleasure
at meeting the veteran of two wars,
who, in spite of several wounds, the
loss of the sight of one eye. and *
form bowed by years, Is able to walk
quite well with the aid of n cane and
crutch. His hair is white, and his long
beard of the same color flows over
numerous gold nnd silver medals that
nre on Ills left breast. He Is apparently proud of these, though ho did
not speak of them. But he was quick
to exhibit his pension papers and other
credentials that verify the story he
tells.—Now  York Herald.
The contest ends December 31st.
Sch-.li in£s Best baking powder and tea are
 . because they are money-back.
What it the missing word?—not SAFE, although ScMltiiti's Btst baking
powder and tea «r<r safe.
Get Schilling's Best baking powder or tea at your grocers'; tako oat tho
ticket (brown ticket In every package of baking powder; yellow ticket In tlie
tea); send a ticket with each word to address below before December jut
Until October 15th two words allowed for every ticket; after tbat only ono
word for every ticket.
If only one person finds the word, that person gets fiooo.oo* If several find
h, faooo.oo will be equally divided among them.
Every one sending a brown or yellow ticket will receive a cat of cardboard
creeping babies at the end of the contest. Those sending threo or more la ono
envelope will receive an 1898 pocket calendar*—no advertising oa It These
creeping babies and pocket calendars will be different from the onee oflerod la
the last contest.
Better cut these rules out. „,
Dou't steal anothei* man's good name,
even If your own ls worn out.
Don't raise your liaiitl against your
husband—broomliandles are plenty.
Don't pattern after the busy little
bee. It's the other fellow that eals tlie
Don't mopollze one color ln your
make-up. A ruby uose spoils the effect
of ruby lips.
Don't bet with your wife, unless you
are prepared to lose, whether you win
or not.
Don't look a gift horse In the mouth.
Sell bim for what you can get and lei
the other fellow look.
Don't judge a man by the clothes be
wears. Form your opinion from the
wearing apparel of his wife.
Don't be a clam. If you must be anything of that kind, be a turtle. Then
you will have a little snap about you.
Dou't take n bull by the horns. Take
bim by the tall and theu you can let go
without getting some one to help you.
I.uriii   Item  Ih  Hi,*   l.in-*...,! I-3v<*>- Cnr-
rli',1 li>  .>'-.-.,- Vorli IIiinliN.
New York, Dec. IL'.—'l'he FinanciersayE
Ilm*. (lie Union Pacific reorganization
committee last week made un additional
payment of 0*8,600,000 on accoiinl I
this sum, passing Into depository bunks,
hns Increased ilu* averages of the aloarlng
house Institutions no less than $0,nun,nou'
in deposits. Tlie ini'i't'iise iu loans is connected wilh lhe snme transaction, bnf it
hns swelled lhe total loan Item lo $007,-
725,000, which is by fnr (he largest ever
carried by the New York luniks. The effect ol the transfer nf lire Union Pacific to
the new purchasers mny bo traced in tlie
expansion of tlie loan item of the bunks
(luring the past five weeks, (hi November 15 Inst louns sloorl nl. $576,300,000, ns
compared with $007,725,000 December 11.
The loan increase, therefore, hns been
over $82,000,000. In the snme time deposits hnve Increased $40,000,000 nnd cash
reserves $8,000,000. |
Populists   of   Ore-;',,,,.
Portland, Ore., Dee. 14.—The executive
committee of the populist state central
committee held n meeting nnd issued a
call for the populist state convention io
meet in this city on March 23 next. -An
address to the public wns prepared. On
the question of fusion it says: "There
can be no united nction with the people's
party under the banner of the democratic
party nmi ils terms of capititlution, nor
under the so-culled union bimetallic par-
New* Orleans hns the lurgest custom
house in the world. It wns begun in 1848
and ftiiished in 1878. It is built of
Quincy granite, thc interior being finished in finest marble. It has 111 rooms.
Estimated oost, $4,000,000.
The Pearl Oyster.
The penrl oyster Is the animal from
which those highly-valued ornaments,
pearls, are extracted. The pearl is nothing more than, "nacre," deposited In
lhe shapo of globular drops instead of
being spread over tbe inner surface of
the shell, In which ease It ls known as
These valuable shells are found both
In the old and new world. Ceylon Is
very famous for Ils penrl fisheries. The
fishermen are trained Io remain 11 long
lime under water, und nre assisted lu
their descent to lhe bottom of the sea
by a heavy weight tied to their feet.
They rapidly gather all the pearl oysters ln their way Into a basket, and
when In want of air give a signal to
Iheir friends above, who draw them to
the surface by a rope. The oysters are
then left to putrefy for some weeks,
when they are carefully washed, aud
the pearls extracted,
German   Inrouds   In French Trade.
France Imported $0,000,000 worth
of jewelry from Germany last year.
This fact has caused consternation
among the large Jewelry manufacturers ln the former country. The German articles are nearly all of a cheap
variety and a large proportion of the
jewels whicli they contain are imitation. It Is rather striking to see the
Germans cutting Into a branch of trade
In which the French have always been
easily first. French exports of jewelry
aud watches continue to be vefy Important, In the far East—Ohlna and
India -the French have almost entire
control of the watch and Jewelry trade.
Throe Costly Crowns.
The value of the Jewels In the British
crown Is about $1,800,000, or a little
over one-fifth of the cost of the crown
of little Portugal, which Is estimated
at $8,5(10,000. The Sultau of Jahore,
however, on state occasions glitters ln
diamonds, the value of those In Ills
crown and worn on his person being
not less thnn $12,0011,000.
The laborer Is uot worthy of his hire
when It ls higher than his worth.
Charles Znnoll, Suspected of It 111-
l„tt Four Wives and Three Other
Persons, (or the Purpose of Collecting- Insurance Money, Under
Arrest ln New York.
New York, Dec. 13.—Chas. Zonoli, whe
is suspected of having killed four of his
wives and three other persons for the
purpose of collecting insurance money on
their lives, is still a prisoner at police
headquarters. He continues his protestations of innocence. In his conversation
Zanoli expresses himself as being more
than ready to help the detectives toward
the solution of all doubtful questions and
Chief Detective MeClusky acknowledges
that, the prisoner had offered him assistance in clearing some of tiie details of the
investigations which have cost so much
time nnd trouble. The police hnve learn-
ed Hint the young woman who has been
selected by Znnoll as liis fifth wife just before his arrest on Tuesday last, is Barbara Hoffner, 25 years of age, a resident
of Brooklyn. She hud answered an advertisement of Znnoll under the nnnie of C.
Wngnei*. Znnoli hns a smattering knowledge of medical things, whieh he gained
in liis npprctlceship for the trade of barber iu Germany. He is able to pull teeth
and to perform the operation known as
"cupping," and is familiar with the blister
raised after the cupping process. It is
possible, Chief MeClusky thinks, that he
may be possessed of the same general
knowledge of deadly drugs.
Tlio police are now satished that Zan*
oli did not muke nwny with the child,
Ijena Werna, daughter of one of the prisoner's dead wives. The girl is now in
Germany with her relatives. Tlie body
of Jennie Sehlessingcr, the fourth wife,
will be exhumed tomorrow.
Indicted tirmrn for Murder.
Dallas, Or., Dec. 0.—The grand jury has
indicted Allan Lognn for murder in the
first degree for the killing of E. H. Sylvester. The crime was committed in a hop
yard row near Independence on September 14. Logan was arraigned and given
one day to plead. He is 18 years old and
resides near Toledo, Lincoln county. Sylvester, who wus killed, resided near Lebanon.
The largest passenger steamship in
commission is the City of Paris, 10,499
tons displacement
Mrs. Sidney Hamlet.
Cared by Lydia ti, Pinkham's Ve-jetablo
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" Last summer I was almost an
invalid; oould not walk across my
rbom without pain. I sent for our
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lliimtiuru Change* Hands.
Louisville, Ky., Dec. 12.—Billy Lakeland, the celebrated trainer, yesterday
morning cloned a deal for Hamburg, John
10. Madden's great two-year-old colt, who
will in the future carry the colors of W.
T. Powers, a wealthy New Yorker. It is
understood tlie purchase price was $00,-
Physical trouble3 of a like nature coming from different causes are often a puzzle to those who suffer pain as to their
treatment and cure, as in the case of lumbago from cold or a strain ln some way
to the same muscles. The treatment of
such need not differ one with th-i other.
Both are bad enough, and should have
prompt attention, as nothing dHables ho
much as lame back. The use of St.
Jacobs OU will Bettle the question. Its
efficacy Is so sure jn either case there is
no difference lu the treatment and no
doubt of the cure.
The largest university is Oxford, in
England. It consists of 71 colleges and
five halls.
We nre nsnerting in the courts our right to the
exclusive use of the word " CASl'OKIA," and
" PITCHKR'SCASTORIA," as our'l'rade Mark.
I, Dr. Samuel Pitcher, of Hyannia, Massachusetts,
wns the originator of " PITCHER'S CAS FORI A,"
the same that has borne aud does now bear the
fac-slmile signature of CHAS. H. FLETCHER ou
every wrapper. This is the original " PITCHER'S
CASTORIA " which has beeu used in tlie homes
of the mothers of America for over thirty years.
I^xik Carefully at the wrapper and see that it is
the kind you have always bought, and has the
signature of CHAS. H. FLETCHER on the
wrapper. No one 1ms authority from me to use
my name except The Centaur Company of which
Chas. H. Fletcher is President.
March 8, .'So';.       SAMUEL PITCHER, K.D,
To   Educate   Denf   Children.
Washington, Dec. 13.—The house committee ou education has reported favorably the bill to aid in the establishment of
homes in slates and territories for teaching articulate speech and vocal language
to denf children before they are of school
I believe my prompt use of PIso's Cure
prevented quick consumption.—Mrs. Lucy Wallace, Marquett, Kans., Dec. 12, '95.
The largest park in the United States
is Fairmount, at Philadelphia. It contains 2740 acres.
"King eolomon'i Treasure," only Aphrodlilftcni
Tonic known. (Be* Dictionary.) 16.03 a box, I
weeks' treatment. Haaon Chemical Co., P. O. Box
747. Philadelphia, Pa.	
The largest inland sea is the Caspian,
between Europe aud Asia, being 700 miles
long and 270 mide.
T)A[\ft f«r tracing and locating Gold or Silver
nil I IN Ore. lost or buried treasures. HI. D.
11VJ/V jTQTVLKK, Box 337, Bouthington,Conn.
Enrope's  Sugar   Crop  fur  1808.
Magdeburg, Dec. I'A.—The report of the
statistical association on the sugar crop
of 1898 gives Germany 1,805,000 tons,
Austro-Hungary 83G,0O0 tons, and France
770,000 tons.
Try Schilling'* Beat tea and baking powder.
Fall River manufacturer* Announce
a  Ten  Per  Cent  Cut.
Fall River, Mass., Dec. 9.—At a general
meeting of the Cotton Manufacturers'
Association yesterday it was voted unanimously to reduce all wages in the mills in
this city, the amount and time of reduction being left to a committee which has
for some time had charge of the matter.
It is understood the cut will not be less
than 10 per cent, and that it will go Into
effect on January 1. llie cut will affect
28,000 operatives, who are paid an aggregate weekly wage of $180,000. The price
of print cloths for a long timo has been
the lowest iu the history of tho trade,
while the demand has been only fair. Under these conditions the mills have been
selling at a loss and the stock of merchandise lias been increasing.
San Francisco reports that a carload nf
Inning and egg-bearing lobsters has arrived from Massachusetts and been deposited near the Farallon islands.
—Free—Send for it
Buell Lamberson,
Portland, Oregon.
lYr.25c.2Yr. 50c.
Moore's R«vealed Ramedy will do It. Thred
dosei will make you feel better. Get It from
your druggist or any wholesale drug house, or
from Stewart & Holmes Drug Co.* Seattle.
Wholesale and Kelall Drugglsti. Portland.
Patent Medicines
at Cut Rates...
N.   N.   II.
No,   SI,   '07.


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