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The Grand Forks Miner Dec 25, 1897

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Since mollier is lire president
Of Bigville'a Woman's Club,
Pa's made her have n hired girl
To wash, 'nd iron, 'nd scrub,
'Cause be snys, "No use talkiu' uow,
As wnshin' ut Ihe tub
Ain't JuBt the work fer mother siur-s
She's president, eh, bub?"
'Nnd t'other day he said, "Now, ma,
Yon go down to tlie store
'N get thet ingrain carpet you
Was wuntin' once before.
Gosh, if It costs four dollars I
Dou't care!   'Twou't do no more
To have home-made rag carpets on
The president's front room tluor."
" 'Nd then," ho said, 'nd looked at her
A-laiighlu' kind of sly,
"P'bsps wc might find some furniture
You'd maybe like lo buy."
Then ma she up.s and kisses pa,
'Nnd wiped her both eyes dry,
'Nnd pa suid, "Sho, now. 'Uliu't tlie UiitjE
Fer presidents to cry."
—Buffalo Courier.
The room was full of the delicate perfume of violets. .A jar, holding tho
purple flowers, stood on tho table beside the bed. The man who had just
entered the room removed the unllght-
ed weed from his lips and stood motionless, Inhaling the fragrance.
With an angry exclamation he strode
to the window, lifted the sash and
threw the offending flowers as far ns
his strength > would permit. Down,
down, they flntlered, swaying this way
nnd that like living things, lu the brisk
evening wind, until they touched the
turf of the wall-kept plaza of the hotel.
A Hoorl of soft moonbeams poured Into the rooib. The iriau stood quietly in
thc refulgent glow. lie was thinking
moodily. "Pah! Violets were reminiscent of Alicia." lie did not wish to
- think of her now, when the glamour
of another scene wns so freshly upon
liim—a scene in a dim old garden,
where brilliant popples blossomed In
rank profusion, and tho soft, languorous tones of a Castilian patois made
music in his ears.
Who could have put violets In his
room? It must have been Lee Wing,
. the Chinese boy. though sentiment in
tlie almond-eyed heathen' there was
• none, It could not be that Alicia was
here—and his brow ' darkened -and
curses sprung to his lips. "Nonsense.
It was impossible;" and he threw himself upon the bed and lived over again
that hour lu tho neglected garden-
lived with shining eyes anil smiling
lips until dark lashes nnd soft arms
' mingled with the fautasies.'of dreamland.
Herbert Somen** hnd left his nfflanced
wife In an old Puritan town iu Massachusetts, three years before, while he
set out to seek his fortune. The wedding day hnd been set for the autumn,
toward which the date of our story Is
fast hurrying. His letters to her had
grown less frequent with the years,
and he coldly analyzed his feelings toward her now. She hnd been a little
sister to him, obedient and trustful, lie
had blindly offered himself one nfter-
noou, when she wore a white gown
with violets at her breast and iu her
hair.   He loathed violets now.
She wrote him pathetic little.letters,
full-of prayers and happy tears! nnd In
return he sent her sketches of his life
among a new people—careless letters
to which she returned ns to a fetich, as
devout a little heathen as could be
found In a New England village iu this
But her name never sprung to his
lips; his heart was not in her keeping.
However, he had fully determined to
go to the old home and marry Alicia In
September. He would probably have
carried his promise into execution If
he had not been blindfolded by fate
aud sent to Monterey, ostensibly for
business, but actually that Love might
entangle him lu her silken meshes*
' He had tarried two weeks In the old
Spanish towu already. Perhaps certain glances from a dark-eyed Seuora,
who wns a guest at the same hotel,
could have told why he lingered, even
when ln his pocket there were letters
from his firm urging him to move ou to
fresh pastures. Two pairs of eyes, one
tender, one compelling, can no more be
governed by thc rules of ordinary life
than can the tide cease to (low by the
mysterious attraction of the moon.
Somers wns In un enchanted land.
His sensibility to beauty, his capacity
for loving had In a few weeks' time
grown Into a giant Influence, whicli he
could not control. Time passed—n
lustrum lu a moment—he heeded It not,
for the beautiful woman with the Inscrutable eyes walked and talked with
hlm every day In the old garden, where
pious monks nnd zealous padres had
becn wont Io meditate and pray.
It was late when Somers awoke Iho
morning after the violets hod been so
rudely tossed away. He dressed himself hurriedly and hastened to the
breakfast-room. The Seuora was already there. On her wny she had
picked up a bunch of dew-drenched
violets that had lain all night upon the
grnss nnd there wns a restless glitter
lh the eyes she tinned upon the man
.beside her. It wa's Don Gonzales, her
husband. - ,''
He had reached the place late Inst
night, the garrulous waiter had told
Somers, as he lingered over the rolls
and the bacon. The Senor wns a rich
coffee planter and the Senora was pot
half his age. Shameful, thia buying
and selling of hearts. Somers gave a
furtive glance In the direction of the
newcomer. Don Gonznles had fine
features of a light .mahogany hue, but
there wns. a squareness about the chin
and a look of determination Iti the eyes
that would have told a less interested
observer that be was not a man to be
trifled with. Somers took courage, and
after breakfast he leisurely followed
the pair to tbe broad piazza, wbere he
was duly  presented.   Don   Gonzales
proved to be a gentleman of Intel!! ■
geuce and some culture. He was particularly affable toward the youug
The love-making proceeded more
cautiously now.
It was night. The air wafted a
thousand sweet scents from the old
garden. Strolling through Its unkept
paths, with eyes half-closed, but sensibilities keenly alert, were Somers aud
the Seuora. His arm had strayed un-
rebuked nbout her waist. Tho music
of her voice wooed him like a siren's
song. Strange, strange that he blessed
the lucky chance that hnd brought him
to this plnce. She stretched forth her
white arms and laid them llngerlugly
ubout his neck. He stooped aud kissed
her. Just then there was a sound of
hastily retreating footsteps ns If their
owner had grown incautious, tinder the
iullueuee of some strong emotion.
The inootb hath eyes, nnd u thousand
orbs are the stars. More than once before Somers fancied that he heard retreating footsteps as he returned from
a stolen meeting, but the cordial manlier of Don Gonzales had thrown hlm
completely off his guard.
A moonlight ride had been arranged
upon tho road that winds beside tlie
beach. At the last moment word was
sent that the Seuora wns too Ul to go.
But Don Gonzales, with strange insistence, declared that Somers should
not lose the pleasure of the evening for
the trifling Indisposition of a woman.
Soiners climbed into the showy trap
with a curious presentiment of evil.
Don Gonzales held the reins, and they
started off with the clanking of the silver-mounted Harness and a crack of
the whip.
Two hours later. The scene Is tran-
scendently beautiful. The moon that
pours lier beams upon the shimmer-
tag water of the ocean is sending long
bars of light through the blinds of a
window wbere a sad-eyed Senora ls
pacing her room, a prisoner behind a
bolted door. She transforms the landscape into radiant beauty lo n traveler
riding swiftly along lhe shore lino
alone; but she Is as cold as death to
the. man bound by ropes, gagged and
stretched upon the beach, his eyes
staring straight upward to the star-
lighted sky.
•It was Somers waiting for death.
The tide was coming in. He could hear
1r lapping the ragged edge of the sand.
In au hour's time the place where he
lay would be submerged nnd he would
be a ghastly thing, borne out ou the
bosom of the ocean. Caught like a rat
In a- trap, aud he struggled with his
bonds. His last thought was uot of
Alicia, but of an old court where flowers and vines grew raukly, and of the
soft glances of the woman that he
loved. The .winds seemed to whisper
her name, the stars blinked In sympathy, aud Soiners went out luto the
unknown wITh a smile upou his lips
for the Senora.
Iu a New England country town a
youug woman wns sitting by her window, looking out Into the empty night,
nnd dreaming such dreams as come to
the young. Finally she extinguished
her candle, nnd, kneeling by her white
bed, prayed for hlm who hnd already
entered into the castle of death.—S.uu
Francisco News-Letter.
UT to last Slay Henry George's
constant companion at home,
next to his wife, was his
daughter Jennie, who acted as his
amanuensis. At that timo the young
woman died, and it is not believed that
the famous single tnxer ever fully recovered from the shock caused by his
bereavement. The vacant place was
taken by his remaining daughter, Anna, who lias been giving some recollections, childish nud otherwise, of her
dcnrl father. Anna George is a peculiarly geutle-looking girl, with a mass
of golden-red hair framing her uot particularly pretty face.
"Though my father wns not what Is
generally known as a religious mau,"
said  Miss George, "lie    was    always
Less Interest in  Jta  Streets  than   in
London's Alleys.
Berlin Is almost as discouraging in
Its other landmarks of Its notable Germans as lu its public statues. It is almost as bad as New York, where few
houses now stand that were In existence when Franklin and Washington
were alive. London ls rich ln buildings associated with great men, and an
American can hardly walk from Westminster to St. Paul's without recalling
a do?en iiaiues of men whose lives are
dear to him. Berlin has, however,
been almost built anew since 187(1. I
can remember whole streets that were
different wheu I was a boy. There are,
to be sure, a few instances of memorial
plates being affixed to houses where
notable Germans have lived, but even
In these cases the houses themselves
are an uninteresting portion of an uninteresting street. The I'russliiu kings
added uniformity in street architecture,
us well as In the dressing of soldiers,
and lhat may be the reason why to-day
the most beautiful streets of Berlin
furnish less Interest to n stranger than
the grimiest alleys of London, with
their charming diversity of dirty
from s.
The houses are all equally high,
equally broad, equnlly gaudy on the
outside nnd equally devoid of Individuality wituld. The Anglo-Saxon owns
his house ami makes ll comfortable
for himself nnd his family. The Prussian lives In an apartment house, along
with perhaps a dozen or more families,
nil of them subject to Ihe petty tyranny of-n porter, whose duties are dan*
gerously near to those of a police
agent. Tims the Individual taste of a
Berlin artist, writer, actor or other
notable resident finds no expression
through his architectural surroundings.
A Helmholtz, a Mommsen, a Mensel or
a Ylrchow Is In Berlin as Utile identl-
fled with his house ns a soldier with
his bnrrncks. This form of living has
its conveniences, particularly to a
bachelor, but Is uot conclusive to Interest in those who seek the literary
landmarks of great capitals.—Harper's
Thoy Had to Interfere.
"Were the sanitary police ta your
house this afternoon V"
"They were."
"What was the matter?"
"I was smoking that cigar you gave
It ls bard for some men to say just
what they mean, but it's harder for others to mean what they say.
The man with loose habits la tbe one
that Is oftenest tight.
preaching tlie religion of humanity.
When I was a little child in San Francisco 1 was very delicate, and wheu I
woke up In the ulght nobody could
quiet me but hlm. lie hud his own
views on education and would not allow us to bring books home from
school, saying tliat when we ieft school
it was to play, not study. Mother was
his adviser and critic ln all things. He
never undertook anything without first
consulting her. Her judgment, her advice, he placed above anyone's. This
was true not only In business, but In
his literary work. Hers was the only
praise he envied. She traveled with
hlm aud thought of his health and coin
fort as she would a child's."
Striiey-jllng lo Save Her Knee.
Mary Luclnda Kinilens, at present In
Philadelphia, is a native-born African,
who came lo this country ubout a year
ngo to learn more of
the wnys of civilization and carry
them back to her
people. Mary was
taken to work In the
family of a missionary when she was
■i years old. Her
parentsdled und she
determined to come
to the United Slates
and learn what she could nbout man-
uul training aud return to her people.
Mary saved $150 In four years. She re-
eelved only $1 a month for work ns a
domestic in the dark continent, so It
took a long time to earn her passage
money. She arrived In this country
without a cent, but has succeeded In
getting work. She says that white
missionaries will never be able to do
anything with colored people. They
need members of their owu race as
missionaries.    Her home Is in Liberia.
Flounces on the I lecves.
I'cll-shnped or pelerine flounces nre
added to the lops of close cout-shaped
sleeves on some of Ihe new wraps anil
fancy jackets. Those arc bound anil
bordered with rows of braid, and when
of velvet they are fur trimmed and silk
or satin lined, to mutch the lining of the
jacket. The flounces reach the elbow,
and they lire pnrtlciilarly becoming to
slender figures, ns they greatly mill-
gate the outlining effect of the tight
coat sleeve on over-slim arms,
Whi'n Mukln*-; Call-*.
When a cull Is mnde on the hostess'
"day at home" no card Is sent in. In
leaving the caller puts on Hie hall tray
her card nud one of her husband's for
the hostess aud each gentleman ta the
house. Only In making a business call
ls It; necessary for a woman lo send in
her curd or when she calls some time
other than the hostess' regular dny for
Piano Practice.
There exists a diversity of opinion
ns to the number of hours a pupil
should practice each day. Here is
what a writer in tlie Etude says on
the subject: Concentration is absolutely necessary to the successful student, and If you find you lack in this
particular then pull yourself together
and work with the determination that
you must and will gain concentration.
When this ls gained, you will discover
tbat you can now accomplish In two
hours what you could not accomplish
before In a whole day. Four hours now
will be sufficient to tire you mentally,
and the rest of your time may be prollt-
ably speut In the open air, perhaps on a
bicycle. If you hnve a line, grand
piano, take pleasure In playing on It,
listen to the tones produced and eujoy
them. Do not merely sit there from a
scuse of duty, compelling yourself to
play just so many hours. Enjoy your
practice, and you will find yourself
improving musically and mentally.
More than four hours a day is injurious to the average pupil.
New Petticoats.
Silk petticoats usually Indicate the
trend of fashion in dress skirts. The
new ones are made narrow ut the top
nud not very full In front, nnd muny
of them hnve a succession of wide ruffles np (he back. This would Indicate
that dress skirts are expected to stand
out at the back, and may bring In ils
train llie haircloth bustle, which
reaches from the waist to the bottom
of the skirt. The newest material for
long petticoats is wool moreen. It
comes in dark checks and stripes. Five
yards make a skirt, and less mny be
used If one cares lo trim it with silk
ruffles, A line rcd-and-blue check Is
one of the prettiest patterns, nnd
trimmed witli either red or blue taffeta
, miles It would make au extremely
pretty petticoat, cheaper and much
more durable than silk—cheaper because it is wider.
Governor Mtir-jarct Reeve.
For years past Miss Margaret Reeve
has held responsible positions in var*
Ions departments of tlie Slate government of Idaho. As a crowning triumph
shy recently o* trip****-d a two weeks'
term us chief executive of the State.
Miss lteeve is at present private secretary to Mr. Lewis, Secretary of State.
Recently Governor Stenneuherg and
Mr. Lewis were called from Boise City
to the northern part of the State on
business of the utmost Importance.
The Governor was at a loss who to
leave In charge of affairs, but finally,
nt the suggestion of Mr. Lewis, decided that Miss Reeve would acceptably
"run the machine" until his return. Accordingly the young lady was left at
the statchou.se clothed with full gubernatorial authority, which she exercised
ln a mauuer that not only gave satisfaction to the Governor, but has won
for her great distinction. Miss Reeve
may uot have fully comprehended the
responsibilities thrust upon her before
the departure of the Governor, bul she
look hold of official business like nn old
Trimmed Skirts iu Favor.
Trimmed skins are multiplying In
numbers dally, and the liking for them
begins to increase in proportion. As
yet there hns appeared none of the former Intricacies in the adjustment or arrangement of the decorations, as thoy
simply Include Hat gimps, braiding,
bands of silk cord applique, resembling
either embroidery or braid work In
their designs; small ruches, lines of
narrow velvet ribbon, fur edgings, silk-
woven medallions or Vandykes, milliner's folds, beaded ornaments aud
stitched bands—each and nil appear
as decorations on the front, sides, and
around the hems of uew dress skirts
for the winter.
Use an Undercloth.
Never put a tablecloth over a bare
table. It never looks ns well, nnd an
uudercloth brings out the pattern of
the damask. Another thing, it deadens sound and prevents the hot dishes
from making disfiguring white maris
on the pollshod top of your table.
Double-faced canton flannel is much
more satisfactory than felt.
To Fill Out the Neck.
Sweet oil rubbed on the neck every
night before retiring will tend to fill it
out. Young women who had given up
all hopes of ever wearlug a low-neck
gown were enabled to do m by this
simple remedy.
Many stories are told relative to the
Illegibility of the penmanship of Rufus
Choale, the famous lawyer. It Is said
that lie once openly congratulated himself ou the fact thai "If he failed lo get
a living at the bar he could still go to
China and support himself by his pen;
that is. by decorating leu chests.*'
A number of Russian women ure preparing for lu*. Nansen uu original gift.
consisting of a carpet, with a map of
the uorih pole regions embroidered In
silks. The places visited by him in his
famous voyage will be worked lu sliver
nud gold thread. A recent visitor describes Nansen ns Hiking "nu almost
boyish pleasure in liis good fortune nnrl
fame." lie has a Hue yachl anil lias
Ordered u new nnd belter oue. anil his
snug home among the r-llffs ami woods
will be replaced by a larger anil more
comfortable house. "Prosperity," It
seems, "has come to hlm, but it has not
Inflated his vanity nor* unbalanced his
judgment He Is a man of singular simplicity of nature and nobility of character."
Once when Gin. Sherman hnd been
under the care of n physician for some
time he said: "Doctor, I don't seem to
lie getting any better, for all your medl-
r-lne." "Well, General," replied lire doe-
tor, "perhaps you had better take
Shakspeare's advice, uml 'throw physic
to the dogs.'" "1 would, Doctor," replied llie sick man, us lie turned his
head ou the pillow; "1 would, but there
ure a number of valuable rings in Ihis
Recently two gentlemen, driving
uloug In a wagonette, were smoking,
when a spark falling from one of their
cigars set lire to some straw al lhe bottom. The Haines soon drove tliein from
Iheir seats; ami while thoy were busy
extinguishing lhe lire, a countryman,
who hail for some time been following
them on horseback, alighted to assist
them. "I've beeu watching the smoke
for some lime." snid lie. "Why, then, lu
heaven's name, did you not give ns notice'!*' nskerl the astonished travelers.
"Well," responded the man, "there are
so many new-fangled notions nowadays I thought yon were going by
A few days ago Joseph Jefferson was
Introduced lo the venerable Judge
Woodbury, of Boston. "You are uot so
1 all a man as your father," said lite
judge to tlie actor, "and you are nol ns
large as your grandfather, whose acquaintance I also enjoyed." "Well,
well," remarked Jefferson, "I am something of a kid, after all."
There Is a little girl living In Cleveland, tiie Leader says, who is rapidly
causing her father's hair to assume tin-
color of the driven snow.
The oilier duy she looked up nt him
from between Ills knees, and asked:
"Papa, wns it a wise person who said
'the good die young?' "
"Yes," suid tlie musing man, "I guess
"Well," she went on, nfter thinking
It over for some time, "I'm not so much
surprised about you; but I dou't see
how mamma ever managed to get
growed up."
A Scotch clergyman, remarkable for
the simplicity and force of his style,
was oue day discoursing ou the text,
"Except ye repent ye shall likewise
In order to impress upon ills hearers
tho Importance of attending to the solemn truth contained in tlie passage, he
made use of a figure of a very simple
but striking character.
"Yes, my friends," he emphatically
urged, "unless ye repent ye shall as
surely perish," placing one of his fingers on the wing of a blue Hy which
alighted on his Bible, nnd having liis
right hand uplifted. "Just ns sure, my
friends, as I'll flatten this blue fly!"
Before the blow was struck the Hy
got off, upon which the minister, at the
top of his voice, exclaimed:
"Ah, weel! There's a chance for ye
yet, my friends."
A few yenrs ago uu Inventor who hud
devised a new sleeping-ear took his
plans to Mr. Pullman. The hitter, after
looking over them, snid: "There Is nn
Idea there. I will give you $100,000
cash for your patents." Tlie Inventor
wns a poor mau uml he would not accept the terms. lie snld that If the
Idea wns worth $100,000 to Pullman It
was worth millions to hlm. The ear
was luilll ami proved a Unanclal failure, and ll is believed that even to this
day lire inventor does not know where
the "idea" wns whose presence Mr.
Pullman discerned in the working
It Is related of the late Mr. Pullman
lhat, although he wns a man of sound
religious principles, he wae fond of nn
occasional game of poker. When one
Saturday night the game ran over the
midnight hour he scut $800 to his
church in tin1 iinnie of J. Pott, and was
greatly amused when tiie pastor read
out that name before the congregation
ns that of the generous benefactor.
Sir Walter Scott once told, with every sign of belief, nn extraordinary
story of the supernatural, whicli lie had
received from his grandmother. "But
how," asked his astonished and Incredulous hearer, "do you possibly account
for it?" "Albllns," replied Sir Walter,
"my grandmother was a liar."
One story of Charles A. Dana Is
worth repeating. The Incident occurred while Dana was managing editor
of thc Tribune. Joseph Howard was
officiating ns war correspondent. A
great buttle had been fought, nnd Howard wus telegraphing n description of
It. He began with nn exordium, "To
God be nil the glory! Mine eyes have
seen tlie work of the Lord, and the
causo of the righteous has triumphed,"
~uh more of the same sort, followed
by the words: "The Army of the Potomac ls triumphant. We have won a
great victory." A day or two afterward
he received a tetter something like llie
following: "Hereafter, in sending your
reports, please specify tiie number of
the hymn, nnd save telegraph expenses.   Charles A. Dana."
When Admiral Jouelt wus acting Secretary of the Navy, the commandant
of tlie academy at Annapolis usUed
that a cadet be court-martiuled for
whipping live toughs uml two policemen, although it wus done iu self-defense. "Court-martial that fellow?"
roared Joui'lt; "that boy ought Io have
a medal, i'o you suppose tlie Government hired you lo raise boys to play
William IVnu anil Thomas Slory
once shellerr.il themselves from a shower of rain in a tobacco house, the owner
or which said io them; "You outer
Without leave; do you know who I am?
1 am a justice of the peine." To which
Slory replied: "My friend here makes
such things as thee. Hi1 is Governor
of Pennsylvania."
Many New York Physicians Wrecked
by Constant Use of Narcotics.
The majority nf professional men of
this cily win. become arlilictod in the
habitual use of drugs are physicians,
and this fad was strikingly Illustrated
a few years ago Iry lire success nf a
young doctor who lias since become one
of the best-known men iu his profession, When he had been oul nl* college
for only a few years a lecturer in inn.
nf Ure city colleges decided to decrease
the number of his lectures preparatory
to retiring altogether from work. Ar
that time there were Hirer, young physicians   equally   qualiiied   ro   succeed
him. ninl il wns decided thai tl Iiolce
should be settled by allowing tin' men
to led urn I'm* a certain period and selecting from them Hn* "in' who wns
most successful with the students. The
three men entered Ilu* competition with
equal opportunities, but only oue of
irein survived. The other two fell
nwny through the hnbll whicli has
wrecked Hie prospects of so many
promising young men In New York
who seemed certain in win eminence ta
thoir profession. The one who rli.l nm
fall a victim m the use of drugs won
lhe place and lhe distinction thai followed.
"Scnrcely a year passes without tho
disappearance from New York of some
more or less prominent physician," said
it doctor the other day after recalling
lhe mysterious death of a well-known
physician several years ago. "and it is
usually the uso oi some drug liiat causes ihis retirement, whicli is sometimes
temporary, bul more often lasting. Cocaine hns been one of the things very
much used by them, but morphine,
opium nnrl other narcotics are as much
in use. The habit of using them in the
case of physicians seems to conic from
the fncl that, knowing the amount in
which lhe drugs can be safely used.
there is never nny doubt in their minds
that Ihey can Indulge Iheinselvos moderately anil with no fear of excess, Another reason Is said to !"• Hint physicians kuow the agreeable effects from
lhe use of these drugs better than persons who have never had experience
wilh them. Whatever the causes may
be, the truth remains that no class of
professional men produces so many victims of these drugs. And llie more surprising feature of the whole affair is
that they are the men who would In the
ordinary course of affairs be least expected to yield io such temptations."—
New Yuri; Sun.
Homes of Our Childhood.
A plensnnt anil pastoral home In
childhood always leaves an abiding Impress on a man's mind, anil one is uot
surprised lo read an agreeable description of the rectory In which Lord Ten
nyson was brought up. and of which
lie always spoke affectionately, due
i*aii see, In fancy, the woodbine creeping round lhe bay window of lhe nursery, the Gothic-vaulted dining room,
with ils stained-glass windows, tin-
pleasant llttlo drawing-room lined with
bookshelves and chairs, looking oul on
to the lawn, shadowed with its sycamores and elms, and bordered at lin
lioltom of the garden by the cleni
swift brook, where forget-me-nots
blossom nnrl long mosses sway. Such
a home must nf necessity make a poet
of nature, a naturalist of a poel. Those
who grow up III fair scenes realize lhe
effect of them ou their own moral nil -
lure. A sunny, cheerful nursery, a
bright glowing garden, may have been
the chief factors in llie unclouded hap
plness and success of lire cclebral. I
man. Br.vnii had an unhappy child
hood, the Brontes a cramped and
somber youth; in this as In maiiv
oilier ways, the child Is father of the
What Is tho Knglish Throne?
The English throne—what Is it? Is ll
the stone chair nf Westminster Abbey?
That Is only occupied once by each
king or queen, nnd only at the coronation ceremony. Is it Hie chair of state
In lhe House of Lords or Ihe reception
chair at Buckingham Palace, or the
Biim'ptuous gilt things which Victoria
uses at Windsor when she receives the
foreign envoys? It is an interesting
question, which some people would l.-.o
to have answered. Most everybody,
however, has conic Io Ihe conclusion
thnt lu the majority of countries the
throne ts merely a symbol, nnd the ex-
presslons, "He has succeeded to the
throne," or "speeches from the throne,"
arc only metaphors.
A warranty of the gonuiness of the
signature of a promissory note is held,
in Strauss vs. Henry (I). C. App.), '.ill
I.. It. A. 02, to arise upon a sale and
delivery of the note to a purchaser in
good faith.
A statute making it priiua-facie evidence of a banker's intent to defraud in
receiving a deposit if liis failure, suspension or Involuntary liquidation occurs within thirty days thereafter, is
held lu State vs. Beach (Ind.), ii'i L. it.
A. 170, to be constitutional.
The use of a voting machine by
Which a ballot containing the names of
candidates Is punctured and u record
Of the choice of the voters secured
thereby is held, in opinion of the Jus-
I Ices IR. I.), 30 L. R. A. 047, to be authorized by a constitutional provision
for voting by ballot.
The sickness and death of children,
which are directly due to the failure of
a natural gas company to supply the
needed gas for fuel to a dwelling house
in winter, when It hnd assumed to furnish the supply and other fuel could
not be procured, nre held, ln Coy vs.
Indianapolis Gas Company dud.), St)
L. R. A. 535, to be elements of damages
recoverable from tlie gas company.
An ordinance limiting the speed of
driving on street to six miles uu hour
is lield. lu State vs. Sheppard [Minn,),
110 L. It. A. 805, to be Inapplicable to a
salvage corps responding to an alarm
of Hn'. ami us to Ihem it is held that
tho restriction is unreasonable aud Invalid. A nole to the case shows the
oilier decisions on tlie regulation of
speed of Vehicles iii streets.
Power to license and exact a reasonable fee for lhe us., nf streets anil
alloys by vehicles is held, in Tomllnson
vs. Indianapolis (Ind.I. .*l(l I.. It. A. 41::.
in 1... within tire general power to regulate the use of streets. And the fact
that some revenue arises from thr' licenses is held Insufficient tn condemn
lliein. A nole tn this case complies tin.'
decision on license fees fnr the use uf
streets by vehicles.
For the net of ihe president of a national bank In loaning lhe money of a
depositor apparently as an accommodation, but really for his own benefit,
Hiking a note from Hi.* imirrinal borrower secured by stock in Hie bank
which becomes worthless and tlie uom-
lnnl borrower Insolvent iry lire failure
of the bank caused by lhe misconduct
of the president, it is held, in Grow vs.
: Cook-rill (Ark.), 86 L. It. A. 80, thnt
a receiver of a bank cannot In- held
Chimin.. Hells on Bicycles.
A couple of dozen young indies and
gentlemen of Galveston are responsible
I'm* a most unique Idea iu bicycling.
Just who thought out Hie scheme is
not known, for tlie credit is generally
shared, 'l'he company is termed tli.'
"bike bell ringers," ami il sprang lu'.o
existence after the passage of the ordinance requiring wheelers to enrry
lamps and t,• ring bells at all street
crossings. These bikers have tilted
their wheels witli lamps of different
hues and with bells nf different tones.
The idea Is to comply strictly with the
law nnd at: the same time in have a
little theatrical effect, 'l'he objeel nf
lhe law being In have wheelmen give
notice of their coming. Hint object will
certainly be attained in llie case of ihe
"bike bell ringers," fin* their approach
Is made known by the ringing nut nf
sweet music. They have been practicing on llie shell road oul near the
county bridge, and thus far have given
no exhibitions in town, A News man
who liarl occasion to go io the western
part of the city last ulght was fortunate enough to meet the "hike bell ringers" on dress parade. Aim* down the
road came Hie silent si is with ever-
changing lights. First n group of fed
lights headed the procession, then
' came a group of red, white and blue,
then a group of green lights, flanked
by red and blue. And su the wheels
and lights were constantly changing,
making beautiful effects, As ihe
wheels drew nearer the chiming bells
coulr be heard. First, n few bars were
played from "The Chimes of Normandy," then came "Annie Laurie,"
the "Tinkle, Tinkle Bells" song from
"Olivette," and as the bikers passed on
anil were lost In the distance the miles
of "Home, Sweet Home," were heard.
Tlie Idea is a pretty one, nnd if adopted by nlhors the bikers will l.c welcomed on the streets for Ihe harmony
of sounds Ihey bring in lieu nl' brush
and Indiscriminate dunging, Gnlves.
ton News.
Millions ol* 'Em.
visitor tin search of apartments)—
Have you plenty of fresh eggs?
Landlady—Thousands nf cm. mum;
thousands of 'em.
"And fresh butter?''
'"Pons of ll, mum: mns of It,"
"Aud pure milk?"
"Oceans of It. mum."
"And fleas?"
"Millions of 'em, mum; h'm .er—what
did you say, mum?"
"No, not a flea, mum; nol one."—Spare
Coeducation In Franoe.
In France women are admitted as
students In the universities ou the same
conditions ns men. nnd are eligible for
the diplomas conferred ou male students. Iu Belgium there is a statutory
equality for men ami women. It Is l'he
same lu Holland, uml statistics show
thnt the number of women students is
steadily Increasing.
Lord Mayor's Salary.
The allowance of lhe Lorn Mayor of
London, up tn the mayoralty of Sir Sidney Wntorlow ta 1872, wns $40,000 annually; but It was Increased In tlint
year to $00,000, nt which soni it lias
ever since remained.
In Light Marching Or.Ier.
It has always been Lord Wolseley's
boast that when starling upon a eom-
palgn his equipage Is of the lightest,
consisting of little more than a tooth*
brush and a clean shirt
The average woman is perfectlj happy If she succeeds In getting hor neigh-
aor's kired girl away from bar.
It would make a true woman indignant to have men stare at lier bloomers,
and probably that is why true women
i uever wear them. THE   MINER.
THK MINEK Is printed orr Sfttlrr.lrrys, and will ,
b« ruftlle.t ta any a.l.tress In Cunuda r,r the
t'tilteri Stales Ior one venr on receipt ol l\vu
dollarfl.   Btucle copies five cents.
rate of *« per column Inch pet month,
TRANSIENT  advkiitisemexts Inserted at
the rate ol 15 cents per nonpareil line Ural
liiBCrtioti.    AdvartiBcirrents   runnlni-' f.tr a
Shorter period than three inorillis are classed
t'OURKSPONDENCK from  every  part  ol  tin*
Yale District and communications upon live
topics   alwtiyo   aoceptnble.   Send   ill  your
news while it is fresli, and wo will do lhe
JuB I'KINTINd turned out 111 flrsl-elass style
at tiro shortest notioe.
Address F. It. MrCAKTKK & SON-,
GB.su Koiikk, B. 0.
Comparatively little is known about a
large extent of ibis portion of B. C. but
the time is not far distant when it will
attract wide attention, and when opened
up, as its varied resources and fine climate guarantee it will be, will lurnish
homes for a population greater than
tbat ol the whole Province today.
Carson lodge 1. O. O. F. No. 37.
1. KJ. \J. r. gveninx ats o'ctnolt lir llreir
hall nt ( ur. 11 »*,   ,\ cordial Invitation ex-
ended lnnl 1 sojourning brethren.
j-riiN w. McLaren,n.q
A. 0, OOUUTON, K. S.
Church Notice.
Babbath lu the cliureti at 11 a. ni. anil 7*30
,p* m. Ill thr* school roonj at (irand forks. Sab-
hath school 10*80 u. m. iu the aelioel room.
At Carson weekly f, p. rn.
The Rosslandcr state-; that thc value
ot or; shipped [rom South Kootenay
-taring Noven b;r, was £834 362, an average of J.1; -i-'-i per day, Sundays included. Of tlu's; values $300,514 was in
gold, copper $88,454, lead 686719, and
silver $348,655. Tho total exports for
the year up to Nov. 30th, according to
customs valuations are $.7,778,917. During November the Kaslo and Sloc.in
railway hauled 4.000 tons, eight trncs a?
much as during November, 1896.
Returns such as these given above
demonstrate tbe immense posstbilites o!
the country as a field (or profitable
mining investment, and the significance
of these figures ate appatant when they
are taken into consideration in conncc*
tion with the fact that the value of the
entire production of ore in 1887 was only
$17,331, and that it is quite safe to estimate that the output for this year will
reach by the end of the present month
the sum ol $8,500,000 and quits probably $9,000,000. The bulk of this increase
has however been during the past five
years, and if the same proportion of in
crease ia kept up, the day is within measurable distance,when British Columbia's
output of precious metals will rank
among the greatest in the world, That
it will not only be kept up, but largely
increased, is guaranteed by the large
number of influential capitalists, who
cither personally, or by means of agents,
pre making investments amounting to
large sums, in tho various mining districts, from the coast on the west to the
eastern boundaries of the province.
in addition to what is now being produced in the Kootenay, the Boundary
country is prepared to furnish, the moment ii is accorded transportation facilities, or better still, the means of local
treatment, thousands of tons of high
grade ores, that will add very largely to
(he yearly output, indeed it has been
Stated by those acquainted with its resources, that once devolped thoy will
eclipse that of any similar area in North
Western America. How true this is we
cannot say, but it is certain that mineral
bodies of immense strength, and giving
every evidence of high values exist in
great numbers, and only needs the employment of sufficient capital to devel-
ppe, and reduce the ores they contain, to
add millions to the yearly 0, at put of thi;
West ol this district in Camp McKinney and Fairview, free milling ores are
found and stamp mills are being erected
for their reduction. That these ores are
■luited to this process is demonstrated by the Camp McKinney mills'
work, owned by the Cariboo company,
jind which has been a dividend payer
{or over two years, Daring the coming
year these free milling camps will undoubtedly add very materially to the total values of the output of the provincial
ppnes. The strength and n amber
of the quart! ledges found in the McKinney and Fairview camps are very
great, and in addition to the free milling propositions, they have large bodies
pf concentrating and smelting ores
which will eventually add very materially to tbeir yearly output. These latter ores, like those ol Ihe li unitary sections, will require cither cheap railway
transportation or the establishment of
Jocal smelting works to make them
available, but with the present impetus
gained in mining, there is no reason to
suppose this will be long wanting,
Still father wost, and extending along
fhe Smilkameen river, is the Keremeos,
Ashnob, Twenty Mile, Princeton and
JQranite Creek Camps, rich in mineral
and allervial|deposits and destined, tbe
rnoment they are rtacbed by a railway
to become heavy producers of gold, sil-
yer, lead, and copper. The Princeton
and Granite Creek oamps haye already
added many hundreds of thousands to
the countrys wealth, the product of the
placers worked there, and are certain to
again swell tbe general average, when
the extensive hydraulic properties
located along the Similkameen and Tul-
ameen rivers, and on Granite, Slate and
Bear creeks are actively operated,
It will be seen then that tbe mineral
-resources of the southern portiqn of
^ale district alone, \yhep developed,
-ind transportation facilities secured'
willbe of jmipense value. In addition
fo tbe mineral wealth of this wide area,
its agricultural and ranching interests
ate very considerable, and tbe plimate
particularly favorable to development of
Jljes.;    ig}>»ep*:e    njtural    fesoj*j*ccj.
The usual wrangle is still going on
throughout the provincial press relative
to u number ot public matters, and
some things which are largely of a private character. The chief bone of con-
t.nrion is the fact of the Premier
and President of the council, in
allowing their names to appear as directors ol a London Klondike company.
It also seems to cause unutterable grief
and consternation to these howling
champions of provincial repute, that
this particular company has been
attacked by a section ot tbo London
press, and ol r Premier and President ol
ol thc council spoken of in most disrespectful teims. Of course it is bad
enough, but not made any better by these
various j .urnals throughout B. C. that
are devoting so much space to a rathei
lurid discussion cf the matter, and an
ir.dcper.dant spectator cannot help suspecting that Ihe same cause, only applied differently, is the mainspring ol
'.he entire farce. Only a novice in the
business of London company promotion
is unaware of the fact, that when a pa-
per is not subsidised by the promoters
cf any company of any note that is being brought out, that it invariably
"Gives them fits" and this seems to be
the case in this particular instance, as
lar as the English spitfires are con-
ctrr.ed, while the little provincial teapots aro lasbing themselves into a tempest, presumably, be: uuse thc Premier
a;;d President of the Execative Coun
cil have become directors of a mining
and trading co.iipany, but in reality, if
the truth was to be told, because they
imagine lhat these gentlemen will refuse
to retire from their present position, as
leaders of the Provincial legislature at
the next election. Were it not a case
of jealousy pure and simple, these
journals would have displayed more
r-ommom sense, and less vindictiveness
than tbe majority of ihem seem capable of ut present, when dealing with
this particular question,
Then again, It seems thit tbe secur
ing of a charter to build a railway into
the Yukon by a private individual is an
offence nearly crimr.ial in its character.
"Charter Monger" has an exceptionally
savage sound, and may serve to excite
those whose nerves are not very strong
at any time, but the average man who
bas a medium of selfcontrol will probably investigate belore he begins
jumping on his hat, as a preliminary to
a life and death struggle with some imaginary enemy. In thc matter of tbe
Stickeen river and Teslin lake railway
charter granted to a Mr. Begg, it is
stated that tbat gentleman is prepared
to sell his charter for $60,050 to a syndicate that is prepared to purchase it from
him at that price, and becauso Mr. Begg
is selling bis chatter instead of constructing the road himself he is called a
"Charter Monger" including all that
savage name implies. If the journals
indulging in this abuse of a private individual will reflect far a moment, and
are possessed of any knowledcge of the
development of new countries similar to
teis Province, they will see that almost
invariably enterprises of this character have been blocked out and put in
workable shape by private individuals,
and when the value of such undertakings ore fully demonstrated, by the
alert "Charter Monger" the big companies steps in and buys him out and
builds the road, or operates whatever
the scheme may be. It is not often
that a company like Ibe C. P, R. sends
its explorers into a region like that be.
tween Siickeen river and Teslin lake,
years ahead of any large influx of people into the district, to locate a railway
line through it, It pays them better to
let some one else do that, and whon tbe
time comes to profit by its operation, to
pay a fair price for a ready to hand
charter, and route, already explored.
It might be a good policy for these rampant critics to pay a little more attention to tbeir own particular business,
and let Mr. Begg and the C. P. R. manage their railway affairs in peace.
If a little less personal abuse was Indulged in, and tbe amount of thought
given to the solution of some plan
whereby the ownership and operation of
all railways could be undertaken by the
country that ia expended in the present
tault finding wrangle, thore would be
some foundation for the hope that before
longwe would have a sound and econum-
ical public policp under which our
railway and other interests could be
operated with profit and satisfaction to
the entire country. The inventor of
such a policy might even have a chance
10 secure a seat in parliment instead of
having to exist as at present, with hardly so much as a decent scent from the
crumbs that fall from the public   table.
named Neils Larson and Edward Blew-
ett, claiming that they were men of very
large capital and experenced in raining
affairs. He shortly afterwards intro.
duced to Brown, W. Shope and H. W.
Treat. The plaintiff sebsequently entered into a contract with 'tiese four men
to organize the Olive Mining company,
with a capital slock of $20,000,000. The
four men introduced by Manly were to
receive stock in the company (presumably $2,000,000 each) provided thoy performed certain development work and
erected reduction works. Manly is sup-
posod to have received a one-sixteenth
interest in the company for introducing
tbe eastern millonairs. A year has
elapsed since the contract reterred to
was made, but Mr. Manly's friends have
failed to carry out tbeir part of the bargain, and Manly is now sued for damages aiising,so it is alleged, out of misrepresentation.—Rossland Miner.
John A. Manly Made Defendant in an Important Mining Suit-
4 suit has heen commenced against
John A. Manly, mayor of Grand Forks,
and until recently the proprietor of the
International music hall of tbis city, to
recover $100,000 damages and a one-
sixteenth interest in the famous Vol-
oanic and Wolverine mines, situated on
the North Fork of K tile river and about
12 miles from Grand Forks.
The plaintiff in the case is R. A.
Rrown, sometimes known as "Crazy"
Browp, the locator of the Volcanic and
Wolverine mineral claims.
Brown is represented in the case by
A. C. Sutton, the barrister end solicitor
ol Qrand Forks, wbo is making the big
legal fight for Robert Clark, the locator
of the well known Seattle mine.
As alleged by the writ, about a ye a
ago Manly introduced to growp two j-3 e.
A sitting ol the County Court oi Vale will be
holden at
Midway, on Friday, the 14th Day of
January, 1898,
at 10 o'clock lu tha forenoon.
Ily command W, G McMYNN,
Government Office, Midway, B. C.I   D. R. C. C
October, H, 1807. t
Merry Christmas.
Bob   sleighs   for  sale   at the Upper
Grand Forks blacksmith.
A. K. Staurt, of Midway, spent a day
or two in town this week ou business.
Mr. and Mrs. West, of the Alberta
Hotel dining room, will please except
thanks from the Miner force for a nice
Christmas   cake and pie.
Councilman Dan McLaren, of Carson,
spent a day or two in towu this week
negotiating with contracter D.tvey for
tbe extending of the electric light system to Carson.
Chas. VanNess left yesterday morning for Rossland where he goes to be
present at thc meeting of the Grand
Forks townsite company which occurs
on the 28th inst.
Judge Spinks stopped over a day or
two in town this week on his return
from Midway, where he went to be present at the investigation of the charges
preferred against hiin by P. T. McCallum et al.
Mr. J. Gilmore, a professional horse
shoer from Spokane has accepted a
position with Mr. Wells, of Upper
Grand Forks. As Mr. Gilmore is an
expert in the shoeing of horses, if you
have any work in his line to do it will
be to your advantage to give bim a
Hon. Mr. Justice McCall, Judge
Spinks, Mr. Charles Wilson, Q. C. Mr.
Alexander Henrie.son, Barrister, and
Mr. O. C. Bass, Court Stenographer at
New Westminster, spent a day or two
in towu this week on their way to and
fro from Midway where tbey went to
attend tbe sitting of the commission appointed to investigate the charges per
ferred against Judge Spinks.
W. T. Smith, representing Messers.
Farren & Midgeon of Butte, Mont., has
taken out an injunction to restrain Mr.
E. Spraggett from in anyway dealing
with thc Golden Rod mineral claim in
Central camp until the courts have do
cided who is entitled to the property.
Mr. Spraggett relocated the claim a few
weeks ago on the grounds that the annul assessment bad not been recorded,
calling it tbe Golden Cache.
Hon. Mr. Justice McCall, His Honour Judge Spinks, Mr. Charles Wilson
Q. C„ Mr. Alexander Henderson, Barrister and Mr. O. C. Bass, Court Stenographer at New Westminster, were
last week guesta of Mrs. Downing;of the
Lancashire House, Midway, during the
silting of the enquiry into the administration of justice in Yale. Mrs. Downing is a splendid hostess and her guests
regretted their stay could not be prolonged.
Contractor Davy was an arrival in the
city Wednesday from Rossland, and ex-
pecis to remain in the city until such
time as thc water and electric light
system is well underway. Mr. Davy reports that nearly all the machinery and
mateiial for thc plant is now in Marcus,
and it would be moved to this city as
soon as teams could be procured to
haul it, It is expected that within the
next two weeks active operations will be
comenced on the construction of tbe
The grand New Year's ball next Fri
day night, given under the auspices of
Court Kettle River I. O. F. is an assured
success. A good program of 30 numbers has been arranged and promptly at
9 o'clock tbe orchestra, consisting of
Mrs, McCool, Wm. Allard and Alex
Cherrette will play the grand march.
The price of admission has been plaeed
at the modest sum of $1.50 including
supper. There is no pleasanter way to
watch the old year out and the new in
than by dancing and it is fully expected
a large crowd will participate in the festivities of tbe occasion.
Notice is hereby given tbat on and
after this date all sanitary bills shall be
paid at tbe government oflice, Grand
forks, tbe same becoming due on the
first of every month and payable not
later than tbe fifth of every month.
I, A. Dini-moke,
Sanitary Inspector.
Qrand Forks. Dec. 25th, 1897.
plicution will be nmtln -othe I'ftrliment ol
Canada, at (liu next session thereof, for an
act to iiicorporato a Company to construct and
maintain a railway from a point on the Inter-
nation,,l Boundary Urn* at or near CaicadeCUy,
British Columbia, thencu In a westerly direction following tlie \ulli-v of the Kettle rivor to
a point on the said Boundary Une, nt or near
UarBon, also from another point pn tho said
lioundary Line at ur neur Midway, thence not-
therly. following the valley of (lomidary creek
to-a point about twenty l#)j miles north of Midway, wiih powor to construct, and maintain
branch lines and ot the Raid Uouuijary Lino to
oonneot with and to operate tips whole Ineon-
function with tho Hallway Une of the Spokane
Vails and Northern Hallway Company, with
power to the company to c instruct, opert>to and
maintain teloKraph and telephone lines, as well
(or commBrciiil purn^j-csas (ho business a' the
railway*- and for all other ncccEiary and, usual
patcd Lhe 4th day of December. A. D., 1897.
Bodwrli,, Ifcvyjq * But,
Solicitors for tho Applicants.
Ontario mineral claim, situate in tho Grand
Forks Mining Division of Vale District.
Where located; Summit cninp.
xakk NOTICE that I William Shaw, Froo
■ Minor's Certificate No. 8?,u'26, intend, sixty
days form the date hereof, to apply to the Min?
i uy Recorder for a Cerliliente of Improvements,
rar the purpose of obtaining a Crowa Grant or
the above olaim.
And further take notice that action, tinder
suction ^7, must be commenced before the is*.
auandeofsuon Certificate of Improvements.
Dated, (his lfith day of December, 1897,
County Court Notice.
The sitting of the County Court of Yalo will
be holden at
Fqirview, Wednesday, the ^thtjayol
May,   1898,
at the hour of 11 lu the forenoon.
By Commmand C. A. B. Lambly
Government Offlce, Osoyoos, * p. R, C. C,
Gty of Grand Forks.
BY-LAW NO. 14.
A By-law to Enable Electors Otherwise Qualified to Vote Notwithstanding the Nonpayment of Taxes, &o.
THE MUNICIPAL COUNCIL of the Corporation of tbe City of Grand ForkB In Council
ussembled, enacts as follows:
1, All electors of the Municipality of the City
of Grand Forks otherwise qtiaiilted shall bc entitled to vote at the election of a Mayor and Al-
ilermiiu of the said City to be held 111 January,
A. D. 1898. notwithstanding tho non-payment of
tuxes, rates and assessments due or payable by
men electors to the said MuufcipHity.
Passed lu opon Council this 30th day of November, A, I). 1897. Recodstdcred and llnally
adopted, signed and sealed this 1st day of December,  A, Dm 18'J7.
w. o. hepworth.
Frko Wom-.'stoh, Acting Mayor.
City Clerk.
count'i 1 Chamber,Grand Forks, December 1st,
City of Grand Forks*
A By-Law to  Provide for the Subdivision of
Grand ForkB into Wards:
THE MUNICIPAL COUNCIL of the Corporation of the City of Grand Forks enacts as
1. The City of Grand Forks shall be and thc
same Is hereby divided into twe wards, to be
known as tbe North aud South wards
2- There shall be Included within the boundaries of the Northward all that portion of tho said,
city, except as is hereinafter provided, lying on
llur northly Bide of a line drawn through the
centre of Bridge street and extending to the
Easterly boundary of the said City, excepting
thereout that portion of the said city known as
the Van Ness Addition.
2. There shall be included within the boundaries of thc South Ward all tbat portion of the
said City lying on the Southerly si.'e of a line
drawn through the centre of Bridge street and
extending to the Easterly and Westerly boundaries of tne Baid City Including that portion of
tbe tiaid city known ea tlie Van Ness Addition.
4. The number of Alderman to bo elected by
each ward shall bc three.
Bead first, second and third times, December
tblro, A. D., 1897. Reconsidered and Anally
1 adopted and passed December 4th, A. D., 1897.
Paid Wou.aston, Actih-j Mayob.
City Council.
Notice Is hereby given tbat the above ls a true
copy of a By-law pasted by tho Municipal Council of the Cily of Grand Forks on the fourth day
of December, A. D.. 1897, and all persons are
hereby required to take notice lhat anyone desirous of applying to have Buch by-law or any
part thereof, quashed, must make his application for that purpose to thc Supreme Court of
British Columbia within oue month next after
the publication of this bylaw in the British
Columbia Gasette or he will bc too late to be
heard in that behalf.
Fkkd Wollaston, city Clerk.
The above in a true of a by-law passed by the
Municipal Couucii of tho citv ot Grand Forks
on the Int day of December, 1887, and all persons
are hereby required to take notice that anyone
desirous of applying to have Buch by-law, or
any part thereof, (juashod, must make his application Ior tliat purpose to thc Supreme Court
within one month next after the publication of
this bylaw tn the Bri'ish Columbia Gazette, or
he will bc tuo late to be heard in that behalf.
F»hd Wollaston, City Clerk.
MINERAL   ACT   1896.
Mountain Rose Mineral Claim, situate ln the
Grand Forks Mining  Division of Vale District    Where located;—Summit Camp on
East of the Emma Mineral claim.
TAK E NOTICE that I W. T. Smith, free miner's
I   certitieate No. 89112, intoud, sixty days from
the date hereof, to apply to  the Mining Recorder for a certilicate of  Improvements, for the
purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant of thc above
claim.   Ami further lake notice that action, under section 87, miiBt be commenced before tbe
Issuance of such certificate of improvements.
Dated thia 4th day of October, 1897-
Number Four mineral claim situate In the
Grand Forks mining Divison of Yale district.
Where located:—In Central camp.
TAKE NOTICE Uohn A. Coryell as agent for
Henry White free miner's certilicate No.
875M and M, W.I'almerston free miner's certificate No. 61A, Intend, sixty days from the date
hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder for certificate of improvement, for the purpose of obtaining a Crown grant of the above
And further take notice that action, under
section 87, must bc commended before tho issu-
uuee of such certilicate of improvements.
John A. Coryell.
Dated this llth dav of Sontembcr. 1896.
B. C. Mineral- Claim (Lot 882) situated In the
Grand Fork*Miniug Divison of Yale District,
Where 'oeutea:—Summit Camp near the On
tarlo Mineral claim.
TAKE NOTICE that I, Isaac H. Hallett, as agent
1 for Albert Keough, Free Miner's certificate
No. 8973:t, Intend, sixty days from the date hereof, to apply to the MVntng Recorder for a certificate of Ini provements, for the purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant of the above claim.
And further take notice that action, under section 87, must bc commenced before the issuance of such certificate of improvements,
I. 11, Hai lit.
Dated this 6th day of November, 1897.
City of Grand Forks
By-Law to repeal   By-Law No. 7 of the
Corporation of the City of Grand Forks:
Therefore the Municipal Council of thc City
of Grand Forks in Couuotl assembled, enaeto
os follows:
1.   By-Law No. 7 of the By-Laws of the City
of Grand Forks is hereby lcpcaled.
Fkkd Wollaston, Acti.no Mayob.
City Clerk
The above ls a true copy of a By-Law passed
by the Municipal Council of the Corporation of
the City of Grand Forks ou the 12th day of No*
vember, 1897, and recousldered on the 19th day
of November, 1897, and all persons are hereby
required to tuko notice that any one desirous
of applying to have such By-Law or any part
thereof quashed must make his application for
that purpose tu the Supreme Court within one
month next after the publication of Ihis By-
Law in tho British Columbia Gazette or he will
he too laf-e to be heard ip that behalf.
Fked Wollaston, City Clerk.
City of Grand Forks.
BY-LAW NO, 13,
To confirm and direct the execution of a certain
agreement between tha City of Grand Forks
and T. P. Crflee, Esq., of the City of iTuronto
in tho Province of Ontario for thc aalo to the
said T, p, CofTeo of certain d.cbonturcB ofthe
said MuntcipRlty.   (Passed Dec. A. D„ 1897).
WHEREAS Bylaw No, 9 of Ihis Municipally, dated and passed on the Gth day of
Nov, A, Di, 1807, authorizes the Issue and
sale by the city nf depenturOB to the amount of
fJO.OOO for tlie purpose thoreln stated.
Aud Whereas T. P. Cotfeo of the City of Toronto in tlie Province of Ontario has agreed ta
purchase the said debentures upon terms agreed
upon by tl\c said city and said T, P. Colt,eei
And whereas ah Indent ure of Agreement em-
boding tbc said tcnnB has becn arrived at and
prepared and has been read and approved by
this Council, one original duplicate of which
Agreement is hereunto annoyed marked with
tholetter "A:"
Therefore tho Municipal Council of tho Corporation er the City of -Brand Forks. In Council
OARcmblcl, enact as follows:
1. That thc said Agreement in duplicate dated
the 1st day of lieccmu'r, A, D 1897, oue original duplicate of which is hereunto annexed,
marked with the letter ,'A", mado and entered
Into between tho Corporation of the City of Grand
Forks of the one part, aud T. P. Coflce, of the
other part, be signed and executed, in duplicate,
p.n behalf of the Municipality by theM.ayor.and
City Clerk and that tbe common seal of the
Corporation be allied thereto.
3. This By-law shall tako cfleet on, from and
after the passing there of.
Pawed In open Council this 80th day of N01
vember. A. li. 1897, reconsidered, and Anally
adopted, signed and sealed this 1st day of De-
cembea, A. D. 1897.
FiiKi> Wollaston, Actinq Mayor,
Oity Clerk,
Council Chamber, Orand Forks, December 1st,
The above is a true copy o( a Ry-law passed by
the Municipal Council of the City of Grand
Forks, on the 1st day of December, J897, aud all
persons a,re herejv required to, take, notice that
oue desirous of applying to have sn,oh by-law,
or any part thereof, quashed, must make his application foi that purpose to the Supremo Court
within one month next after the publication of
tins W-hiw 111 the British Columbia Gazette, or
he will be too late to be heard In that behalf.
FftEn Wollaston, CUy Clerk*
Notice Is hereby given that the Pq'tnerahfp
hen. to lore existing between the undersigned
f. E. Cooper and T. G Cooper an contractors
and builders has this day been rtlBolvcd by mutual consent, All Uabllltes due by the s«ld Arm
will lje discharged by T. O. Cooper, who will
continue the aaid business.      F. E. Coopbr.
Bath  Rooms,
RIVERSIDE,      .      •      >       QRAND FORKS
Paints, Oils, Brushes, Sash & Doors,
Atrthing You Want in tbe Hardware Line and Can't Find it go to
W. K. C. Manly's Store, Grand Forks, B. C.
A, HUNTLY, The Only Place In Town
Dealer m that Handles Fruit.
Tobacco and Cigars,
rmh Supply Receive*-! D.llj.
GRAND   FORKS,   B.   ft
Resident Physician Se Surgeon.
Provincial Land Surveyor.
And Civil Engineer.
Omci, Midway, n. c.
Associate Member Canadian
Society  el Civil Kncineen.
"CT   8. CAYLBY,
Solicitor, Era,
Office, Main Street,    -   GRAND FORKS, B. B.
Provincial Land Surveyor.
Civil Engineer! Etc
Barber Shop.
Contrally I^ooatcd.   All Work Gauranteed to ba
Flrst'Class in evury Respect.
Ittnuiacturer ol
Spring   Beds,   Mattresses,
GRAND   FOKKS,   B.   C.
Saw Flline and all Kindt ol Repairing.
The Providence Fur Company
Providence, R. I.,
WanU all kinds ot
Raw Furs, Skins.Qlnseng,
Seneca, .tc. Prices quoted (or next sixty days
are as follows;
Silver Fox |15 00 lo UM 00
Beftr..,    5 0Q (q    24 00
Otter,... .„„,.„   400to     I 00
Martin    2 00 to     9 00
Beaver {per pound)    8 00 to     1100
Wolf    1 00 to     S SO
Red Fox    1 00 to     200
Mink      75 to     100
Skunk       2!>to     100
Gray Vox ,,       60 lo 75
Rat....,....,       20 to 25
Frice Ust on all ether furs and skins furnish-,
ed upon epplfcatlen. F\iU prices guaranteed,
carclul selection, courteous treatment and immediate remittance on all consignments.
Northern Pads
Yellowstone Park Line
The Fast Line,
Superior Service,
Through Tickets te all points ln tbe United
States and Canada.
Direct Connections with the Spokane Falls A
Northern Bailway.
No,lWe»t  8:25p. m.
No.!)Eait. 7:00 a.m.
Tickets to Jprmii end China via. Tacoma aud
Northern Pacific Steamship Company.
Por Inlormatlon, time cards, maps and tickets
apply to agent, of thc Spokane Falls A Northern
and. its connections, or
F. D G1BB8,
amoral Agent Spokane, Wuh.
A. D. CHARLTON. A. Q. P. A.,
No. 256HWrrison st*' ''or'lend. Or.
Write (or new mnp ol Kootenay country.
Groceries, Salt Meats and Miners Supplies,
t9- Prospectors and Miners will find It to their Interest to give me a call before porch sing
I can save you money.  Full Line ol Fishing Tackle lust Received.
im Vn« ItietinJ?      "* N0T. ■*»* 0N '■ K*
AW I0B insure*: JOHNSON, at the Miner
flfflW ifflfl -Sl-ve flflte yoy a -jolicjr
Choice Wines Liquors and Cigars,
This hotel is located about 12 miles from Grand Forks up tha North Fork.
Good Fishing and Hunting in tbe vicinity. Meals served at all hours, and
the best of sleeping accommodations. H. P. TORONTO, Proprietor.
The Miners Home*
(Formerly the White House)
Firstclass Meals 25cts. Board and Lodging
$J.25 a Day.   Give us a Call.
Best of Wines, Liquors and Cigars.
Chicago  Meat Market,
BROWN & SEARS, Proprietors.
The Finest Fresh and Salted Meats
^Grand Forks Hotels
Is the Oldest and Leading Hotel in tbe city,
and Headquarters for Mining and Commercial Men. The house has just been refitted
and the rooms are unsurpassed for comfort in
the city, while in the Dining room can ba
found the best food in the market.
All Stages Stop at the House. *& «£
Joseph L. Wiseman, Proprietor*
First-Class Accommodations, Good Stabling, Termius vf
Stage Line From Marcus, Washington.
McAuley& Keightley,
-^v-Grand Forks, B.  C>r^
Everything New and Best Furnished
House, and is in everyway prepared to
welcome Guests and provide Good Accommodation.
Headquarter! for Mining Men. Bea
of Wines. Liquors and Cfgari. Special
attention paid to Transcient trade*.'
BoUndaru Greek Mining Exchange
at Financial and Mining Brokers ol-
Groups of claims Bought for Stock Companies, Etc., Etc,
Q. W. WILLIAITS, Manager.
Daily from Marcus to Grand Forks
Greenwood City, Anaconda, Boundary Falls, Midway
and All Points on Colville Indian ResevaAion,
Stage Ler»ves Marcus on the Arrival of the Northbound Train, arrivlag atjarantlj
Forks at 8:45 p. m. Leaves the Forks at 4:00 a. m„ arriving at Marcus in time t«
connect with northbound Train. Passenger* from JJootegay fomU «".•!« <$*%ftrji
tion at Rpsnt-ur*; going nnd coming.
Charges Against Judge Spinks
Not Sustained.
Regular Fusillade of  Affidavits and
Communications From Interested Parties.
On Tuesday last the much discussed
investigation into certain alleged irregu-
larites by His Honour, ludge Spinks,
was held at Midway by the Hon. Mr.
Justice MeColl, of New Westminister.
Alexander Henderson represented the
department of justice in placing the
evidence before the commissioner, and
Mr. Charles Wilson, Q. C, acted on behalf of Judge Spinks.
The enquiry hinged on some letters to
the minister of justice written by Mr.
Peter McCallum, of tbis city; a Mr.
James H. Falconer, of Victoria; Mr.
James Kerr, of Greenwood. The letters
of Mr. McCallum and Mr. Falconer,
follow; Mr. Kerr's simply confirmed Mr.
McCallum's and added that no judge
should be owner of part of a mineral
Grand Forks, B, C, June 3rd, 1897.
—[The Honorable Sir Olive Mowat,
Minister of Justice, Ottawa.]—Dear Sir:
I have been requested by several residents of this district to report to your direct notice certain allegedjabuses in connection with the administration of justice
by his Honour, Judge Spinks, county
conrt judge of Yale district in this province.
It is a well known fact that Judge
Spinks for the past two or three years
has not conducted himself as a gentleman holding the high office he does
should. Complaints have been made
for that period and are being made in
reference to favoritism and partiality exhibited by Judge Spinks from tbe bench,
both in civil and criminal cases where
certain rings and cliques are interested.
It is a well recognized fact, sir, that
Judge Spinks during the period above
mentioned has rarely, if ever, appeared
at the different places appointed through
out the district for the holding of county courts on time, but is always from two
to three days late, allowing suitors, witnesses and persons in custody on trial
for criminal offence > to wait his pleasure,
thereby causing them great loss of time
travelling to and from the place of trial
and entailing great unnecessary expense.
It has repeatedly happened that prisoners waiting trial have been held over
two or three days over the time appointed for tbeir trial and then acquitted. A
marked case of this was the Queen v.
Davis, tried here at the second last sittings of the county court, and this, sir,
is not the exception; it is the rule with
Judge Spinks.
It is alscj charged against Judge Spinks
that he violated his oath ot oilko in allowing influence to be used upon him
acquitting guilty men; two marked cases
of tbis nature have occurred in this district within the past twelve months.
It is also an admitted tact that Judge
Spinks is one of the members of a clique
in Grand Forks who are owners of the
townsite and members ot tbis clique
bave been known to boast that no action could succeed against them while
Judge Spinks sat on the bench.
From my own knowledge, sir, I may
say that on one occasion I sat as one of
fbs board of license commissioners for
tbis district when an application came
before us by one of the members of the
ring above mentioned for a retail liquor
license; applicant was clearly not entitled to a license and the board refused
the application. An appeal was taken
to Judge Spiuks and as tbe applicant
belonged to tbis particular ring of which
judge Spinks is an admitted member,
be granted the license in the face of tbe
licensing board's refusal. In conclusion,
sir, let me say tbat tbe above are only
4 {few of the numerous charges brought
against Judge Spinks; there is general
dissatisfaction among the people throughout the whole district, and complaints
have appeared through the press on
mapy occasions without avail, till at last
IHI innocent *}nd long, suffering people
have'come to accept it as a condition of
things which is remediless, and must be
borne without complaint. Let me say,
Sir, that if ever a public office in British
Columbia required to be aired; if there
was ever a case which required a Royal
Commission to issue, to enquire into
these abuses wbich are so flagrant and
so .numerous that it would be Impossible far me to enumerate them.
Again let me say, Sir, that I vould
urge upon you the great necessity of issuing a commission immediately to enquire into these abuses, as your Honour,
With your long experience in the administration ot Justice must well know that
abuses like these are dangerous to the
yell being of society and are ruinous to
tbe best interests of the public at large.
Sincerely your obedient
Peter T. McCallum,
J. P. in and for East Yale, B. C
Grand Forks, B. C, June 1st, 1897.
r—[The Honourable Sir Oliver Mowat,
f.mister of Justice, Ottawa.]—Dear Sir:
have arrived up here as deputy supreme chief rnnjrcr for the the Idepen*
dent Order of Foresters, from Victoria,
where, as you know, my home is. There
is a matter that as a Liberal aod a friend
I deem it my duty to acquaint you of,
yiz: the conduct of W. W. Spinks,
judge of Yale district. I am at a loss
to use words to convey my impression
pf his unseemly conduct, but it is simply appalling, if ever an investigation
was necessary to enquire into tbe conduct of any man, it is necessary in this
case for the good name of your department anl for the glaring atrocities
and the extreme favoritism shown by
this official. It is a highly necessary
step in the interest ot justice and good
government to have a commission appointed.
Believe n)e, {ion. Sir,  your  obedient
seivaqt,      James A, F^loonar.
It developed Irom thp proceedings
tbat nqne qf these gentlemen ever s\c
knowledged the receipt of the letter
from tbe secretary of the commissioner
asking them to send in particulars of
tbeir charges, together with the names
«f witnesses, in time to enable Mr.
Spinks to prepaip any defense be might
wish to make, and the only one of them
who attended the commission was Mr.
Mr. R. Q. Sidley, of Sidley, p. C,
however, submitted the following state-
M"\ ~t «h»rfe5i -Wd oppesf'd 9- \be
sitting of the commission to give evidence in support of them.
Siplev, B. S., Nov. 25th, 1897.—[Oscar C Bass, Esq, Westminister.]—Sir:
In reply to your letters of Nov. 8th, including a copy of one addressed to a
Mr. Falconer, I have to say tbat J will
not voluntrry go to any expense, whatsoever, in the investigation of Mr. Spinks
as judge of the county of Yale:
First, because I cannot afford it, and
second because if the government ot
Canada can afford to have such a man
on the bench, I can stand it as long as
the rest of the peoplo, I desire to make
tbe following statement:
Tbat it is tbe exception and not tbe
rule for Judge Spinks to bold court on
the days appointed.
That it is a matter of notarity that a
case is tried and decided before it evei
comes into court,
Tbat some of bis decisions are greatly
unjust and decidedly illegal,
Tbat in appeals from license courts to
Jud***e Spinks he has shown an evident
desire to favor the appellant and to degrade, belittle and bring into contempt
the reputation of tbe magistrates who
composed tbe license court and if he
cannot grant the appeal openly, will endeavor to respect the decision of tbe
magistrates in an underhanded manner.
In proof of these assertions 1 will mention several cases, some of them I can
personally prove, are from statements
made to me by the most prominent men
in tbis section and claimed by them to
be susceptible of proof.
Regina v. Hayes—Tbis was a stabbing
affray at Fairview, in wbich one Robert
Elliott was stabbed three times by one
Hayes (Elliott is now dead) and laid up
under a doctors care for three months.
The evidence showed that Elliott shook
bis fist in Haye's lace and that Hayes
then suddenly stabbed him. Spinks
tinedllayes $25.00 without costs and said
from thc bench "that if any Irishman
came at bim with bis list clenched be
would use a knife himself." This was
an uncalled for insult to every Irishman
present. It was untruthful as Elliott
was not an Irishman. It was a common
rumor that Judge Spinks was influenced
before the trial by Edmond Reynolds, a
mining operator (with whom Hayes bad
a contract) and wbo would lose heavily
if Hayes was imprisoned.
Dalyample v. Nicholson—A decision
was rendered for defendant on a most
frivolant technicality. The plaintiff appealed, but the trial did not come off
owing to tbe culpable negligence ot
Judge Spinks in not sending in the notes
of the trial.
Abuses of appeal from the license
court can be proven by the cases of W.
T. Thompson Rock creek, G. P. Mims
Grand Forks and C W. Hoyer from
William Akers v. Gillespie—This was
a suit for wages tried at Osoyoos, In
the teeth of the most convincing evidence the case was given for the defendant and the promisary note produced
by the plaintiff as evidence of the debt
was ordered confiscated.
Regina v. Allison—The defendat was
committed for trial at Osoyoos by C A.
R. Lambly, S. M., on a charge of cattle
stealing. Was tried by Judge Spinks
under the "Speedy Trial Act" and acquitted. Tbe decision was commen'ed
on as a most scandalous affair. Allison's
guilt was unquestionable and Spinks
conduct was attributed to influences
brought to bear by the late Lieut-Governor Dewdney, wbo is by marriage some
relation to Addison,
In proof tbat a judge wbo will acquit
a guilty plan will sometimes endeavor
to cpiyift an innocent one I wilt mention my own case.
Regina v. Sidley—This was tried at
Osoyoos. There was two seperate
charges: Stealing a horse, and stealing
a colt, Both cases were tried by Spinks
as J. P. and dismissed. The unjustice
committed was in the fact that Spinks
after dismissing the first case told tbe
witnesses that tbey had perjured themselves ahd tbat be would not listen
to the second case. In this he deliberately lied as I hardly got home (a distance of 12 miles) when I received a summons from him to be at Osoyoos at 7 p.
m., a next to impossible feat. On tbe
case completely breaking down, Spinks
showed considerable temper, and said
he wished he could convict me as there
were rumors about me. In tbis ease it
is charitable to suppose that he was undor the influence of liquor. I bave the
honour to be, Sir,
R. G. Sidley, J. P. of Yale.
Tbe commission in order to give the
fullest scope to the investigation, allowed every latitude in the tendering of
evidence, and throughout the sitting,
acted in a manner in which it left it open
to the parties to bring forward every
possible fact wbich could throw light on
either side of tbe enquiry. Mr. Wilson,
also, in behalf of Judge Spinks, said he
would not raise any objection to any
evidence tendered.
Mr. Sidley's evidence was, with two
exceptions, based on charges which he
said "had been common rumour" in the
whole country. One of the exceptions
was as to the construction which the
judge, when trying the case, placed
upon a contract between two parties.
Tbe other exception was Mr. Sidley's
own case, a charge of borse stealing,
but of wbich the Judge acquited him at
tbe time. Mr. Sidley's complaint was
tbat he had been rather harsbly treated
in the matter throughout and that in
this as well as another case, the Judge
had manifested considerable bad feeling towards him. There were other
charges of improperly granting licenses,
adjourning courts and thus causing the
public inconvenience, among the accusations, also, was one of "standing
in" with certain rings.
Mr. Sidley was crossexamined at con-
siderable length by Mr. Wilson Qn tbe
different statements in the foregoing
letter, but, while standing by what he
bad written, Mr. Sidley said that he had
acted maiply in tbe public interest and
tbat it was from information received
from ptbers, whose names he was will
ing to give in each instance, along with
knowledge of his own case, tbat he bad
written what be had. He said he had
notbing against Judge Spinks personally, beyond considering that the Judge
had acted harshly in his, Mr. Sidley's,
case, and he was very sorry to see tbat
the people who lyere so loud in their
talk, to him had not tbe courge to come
forward and give their evidence on tbe
Mr. McCallum was the next witness.
He knew ol one case where the Judge
postponed court, and there was a prisoner waiting trial. As to bis Honour's
showing favoritism from the bench, tbis
statement was only made from hearsay.
Mr. McCallum said he signed the letter
to the minister of justice, and, on cross-
examination, admitted that it was presented aj)d fe**,*} gyer to hia) in Md Sy(.
tons, the lawyer's, office in Grand
Forks. Mr. Falconer was present at
the same time. Tbe sole intention of
the witness in signing this letter was
tbat be took it for granted that there
must be something in the statements it
contained, and if so tbey should be investigated. He took no pains to enquire into the truth of the statements
himself, and he also added that he had
nothing against the Judge, but simply
was of opinion that his Honour tjbould
bave an opportunity to clear himself
of the charges made.
Mr. Lamly, Registiar of the county
conrt at Asoyoos, and Mr. MeMynn, at
Midway, gave evidence as to tbe postponing of courts, showing that out of
snme thirty court sittings set, some nine
had been adjourned.
Judge Spinks also gave evidence as to
the accusation that bis decisions were
grossly unjust and illegal, he could
safely leave tbat to his record as shown
by the results of the appeals taken.
Tbe postponing ot the courts he showed
were due to various causes, some of
them in compliance with the request of
counsel, one due to a serious illness
wbich he contracted at Rossland and
others due to bad weather, pressing
official and other public causes. His
Honour also showed that out of all the
appeals made to bim from the licensing
boards, be had granted only one, as he
was always governed by the opinion
tbat as the magistrates were responsi
ble for the order of their district, they
were the best judges as to a license being
necessary in their locality. He went
into every statement of Mr. Sidley's letter, and, from the court note books,
explained to tbe commissioner the circumstances of the cassevcral es mentioned by Mr. Sidley.
In answer to Mr. Siiley's closing remarks that he had nothing against
Judge Spinks personally, and that there
had been no collusion between bim Mr.
Sidley, and anyone else in setting up
these charges.
Thecommisioner said: "There is no
suggestion at all, Mr. Sidley, that you
are acting in collusion with any person.
The only observation I permit myself to
make with reference to {these gentlemen who, in formulating complaints,
rather vague, but in very strong terms,
is thiB: It is not easy to understand,
it they thought it their duty to make the
complaints at all to the Minister of Justice, how they can reconcile with tbe exercise of that duty their conduct in nol
ever answering the formal request made
for particulars of the charges; in nor
appealing here, although the enquiry
was brought to their doors as nearly as
possible, and in ignoring the commission altogether. That is the only observation I bave to make."
The commission then adjourned.
After tbe rising of the commission Mr.
McCillum went before Mr. Norris J. P.,
MeMynn Register of county cour t and
Mr. jacrbs special correspondent of
News-Advertiser and made a statement
to the following t fleet, which was put in
writing and witnessed by the above
Tbat tbe letter of acqusiation read at
the commission tbat day had been presented to him in Mr. Sutton's office and
be hesitated in signing it but Mr. Sutton assured him tbat the other justice of
the district was making complaint and
it would result in an enquiry, Mr. Falconer was present when tbia took place.
Either on that day or a subsequent date
Mr. Sutton induced Mr. McCallum to
sign another letter addressed to Sir
Wilfred Laurier, the purport of this let
ter was a recomendation that Mr. Sutton be appointed the commissioner to
enquire into the charges.
On seeing Mr. Sutton be states that
the letter written to Sir Wilfred Laurier
suggesting that he be appointed commissioner on Ihe Spinks matter referred
to in Mr. McCallum's declaration was
written by a Mr. Falconer in Mr. Sutton's office, and ia evidently a mistake
on Mr. McCallum's part. Mr. Sutton
further denies that he wrote any of tbe
letters sent to Ottawa, copies of which
appear in this issue, containing charges
against Judge Spinks, although he admits that that two of them were written
in his office. He further states that
prool ol these statements can be obtained and will be forthcoming,and that the
position he occupied in the whole matter was simply as solicitor for the parties
The Christmas Tree.
The Christmas tree and entertainment given by tbe Sunday School in the
school bouse last evening was a most
decided and satisfactory success. Although the soliciting of subscriptions
for the tree was only begun last Monday
enough was raised to ensure ot its being
tbe best affair of the kind ever seen in
this part of tbe country. Everyone wbo
was approached responded liberally,
with tbe exception of our public-spirited
mayor—wbo was too busyj?) looking after tbe welfare of the dear public to
have any thought for the children.
An excellent program was rendered
consisting of songs and recitations by
the little ones and vocal solos by M-,
Wollaston and Miss Hay, after which
Santa made his appearance and gladdened the hearts of the children by
giving to each a present of some description .
R. A. Brown made a first.olass Santa
Claus and was presented with a mys
tcrious looking package, the contents of
which were kept secret, as a token of
appreciation of his services.
A supper of cakes, fruit, coffee, sandwiches, etc., was also served.
Returned at Last,
Mr, John Anderson, the enterprising
merchant of Upper Grand Forks, returned borne last Tuesday evening,
from Manatoba where he bas been
since September, having gone there to
look after bis business interests and
just on the eve ot his return was
stricken with typhoid fever and for a
long time his life was dispared of. Mr.
Anderson during his absence purchased a large stock of spring goods
which now on the way and in order to
make room for them, on their arrival,
be announces a special Jfraas and New
Year's sale elsewhere in this, issue. Be
sure and see what he has to say because you can depend on it tbat be will
do just as he adverises.
Call and Settle,
Having disposed of the business of
thp Prospector's Livery and FeedStab|e,
to Messrs. Parker S; Defreece, all those
knowing themselves indebted to me are
requested to call and settle before Jan,
ist, 1898, and save costs.
 Chas. Emmert.
For fashionable dressmaking go to
Mrs A. B. Jones, neift do-jr ijorijt Of
Jut-lise hpspitaj,
Candidates For the Mayorality
Showing Up.
Posibllity of the Mayor Trying to lie
Re-elected—Some   of   the
Other Candidates.
City politics are now in active condi*
on, and indications point lo the fact
that the coming contest will prove as
interesting, in all probability more so,
than the first election wbich was held
last May.
A report has been current all week to
the effect that the mayorality bee is buzzing in Mayor Manly's ear, and that he
would again be a candidate for reelection.
It is also reported that in ihe event of
Johns running W. K. C. Manly will
stand for re-election to tbe council.
Color was given to these reports by tbe
arrival in the city Wednesday of Mayor
Manly, who bas been absent for the
greater part of the time since lhe election of the present council last May.
The mayor was not greeted by any. public demonstration of rejoicing at bis arrival brick in the city, although his appearance here had been announced several days previously. If he bad been
popular with the people, something of
the kind might have been expected and
the band would have played, "See tbe
Conquering Hero Comes," but as matters
stand at present the mayor's popularity
is rather doubtful, consequently tbe
cool reception be received, alter his long
absence caused little comment.
Tne Btage bugle sounded ita discordant din
And the rubber necks gathered to see it come in.
They greeted My Lord with a hail-hearted yell.
Then inado u bee-line lur the nearest hotel.
Notwithstanding this Klondyke reception Mayor Manly, within half an
hour after bis arrival was busy shaking
hands with tbe most active cf the would
be politicians in ihis young and progressive burg. It is generally conceeded
that his Honor's capacity as an organizer is of high character, and like the
man "That broke the bank at Monte
Carlo," he has few equals in that direction. There is no dcubt but what he is
making great strides towards getting
his few supports into line, so tbat their
influences may be so directed as to secure the best results for bis own particular benefit when polling day arrives.
He is credited with the assertion that be
will not run against his brother, but on
the Q T it is said tbat if any man not
bearing the name of Manly should presume to run for mayor, he would enter
the race himself, and in tbat event "A
Hot Time in Old Town" may be expected. It is pretty generally conceeded
however that in the evont of his making
the race tbis year that all election obligations will have to be cash in advance,
instead of "jaw bene", and tbat undoubtedly will be a hardship. Experience is
an expensive teacher, and a burnt child
dreads tbe fire. There were lots of people
who were burnt last election who won't
go near enough tbis time to get even
The friends, admirers and supporters
of W, K. C. Manly hoot at tbe idea of
John standing for re-election and pub-
tcly claim tbat he stands no more show
of success than a quarter horse would in
a mile dash. They point to "Cars'" successful career here as a business man, as
a strong argument in bis favor why he
should be elected mayor, and his experience as councilman during the past
six months especially fitted bim for tbe
position. While those opposing refer
to the unsatisfactory record of tbe present council, which Mr. Manly as an alderman is to a very greatdegree responsible for, and it is only necessary to
give publicity to its transactions to convince any reasonable man of his utter
unfittness lor the place.
Tbe supports of Mr. Hewitt, also,
claim that their candidate posses all tbe
necessary business qualifications essential in one who is to stand at tbe head of
the city's affairs during the coming year.
Those wbo know Mr. Hewitt, and are
familiar with hi.- career here, are unanimous in their opinion that the affairs of
the city will be safe in his hands,anil ex
press their determintion to elect him
under any circumstances by a large majority,
Tbe election is certain to be a most interesting one, and it is important one,
and it is important in view of tbe activity expected in ull matters pertaining to
the city and surrounding district, that
capable men, having tbe best interests
of the community at heart, be selected
to form the civic board for the coming
Cily Council Meets.
At a regular weekly session of the city
council held yesterday, there were present mayor Manly, aldermen W. C, K.
Manly, L. A Manly, Johnson and McCallum. After the minutes of the last
meeting bad been read and adopted and
several minor communications had been
read the matter of giving an extension
of time to contractor Davey for the
putting in of tbe water works and light
system was then taken up. After some
discussion alderman W. C, K. Manly
moved seconded by Iy. A. Manly tbat an
extension of time be given Mr. Davey
until tbe 1st of March. The nation
being put, was curried by a vote of four
to one.
The matter of tbe illegality of collecting taxes this year was introduced by
Alderman Johnson when after discussing the question the city treasurer was
instructed not to receive any more taxes
and to pay back what money had been
already collected. Tbe council were
unanimos in lbs op nion tbat Soli
tor Cayley was responsible in the passage of this illegal by-law as the council
were working under his instructions
when it was passed.
The mayor then appointed Aldermen
Johnson and L. A. Manly to act as the
finance committee, during tbe absence
of tbat commute from the city.
Contractor Davie presented a bill of
$ 1,100 for work already done on water
works system, and requested payment
of 85 per cent on this amount, bis bill
being certified correct by Inspector Addison it was ordered to be paid.
The meeting then adjourned.
School Pronations.
The following is a list of tbe pupils
promoted at tbe end of the year:
Fourth Class—Lecn Mader, Douglas
Carter, Matthew Sloper.
Third Class—Nellie Carter, Annie
Second Class .-Elbert Sloper, Arnold
First Class—Claude Smith, Ruth
Petrie, George Traunweiser, Keith Mc-
Cool, Marua Duford.
f aljlet Q|*t«»-,§l»elby Msfl-JQ-y
The Big
Wishes all its Patrons and the People
of Grand Forks
A Merry
Christmas and
New Year
And Announces a Special
During the Week of
Heavy Flannel
Go to
Via McElroy s
Stage Line*
Leaves Grand Forks, Sunday,
Tuesday and Thursday, and returns Monday, Wednesday and
The Bar of The
Contains all the Famous Liquors of the Present day. The
Cigars are from reliable makes
and give out, when In action,
an aroma that sents the Immediate atmosphere with an
odor that Is pleasing to the olfactories of man.
In the blllard room of this
hotel the Ivory spheres can be
sent In motion whenever the
Public desires.
Contractor and Builder,
ORANP   FOKKS,   ».   C. n
Plans and specifications drawn, es'im.tes furnished in all UtitlBo! birlldlng. v,. r gstrloily
Dealer  io
Riverside Ave.   Grand Forks.
Manufacturer of
Brick and Lime*
Contractor Qf nil kinds of Mason Work.   Jjjatl
mate* ou work cheerfully given.
Spokane Falls & f*
Nelson & Ft. Sheppard,
Red Mountain Railways.
All Kinds ol
The Only All-rail Route, without change
of cars, between Spokane, Rossland and Nelson.
Going North.                                    Going South
12:12 a. m MARCUS  2.J8 p. m.
Close Connections at Nelson with steamboats
for Kaslo and all Kootenay Lake Points.
Passengers for Kettle River and  Boundary
Creek connect at Marcus with stag, daily.
rrr g. hepworth, m. d., 0. m.
Physician and Surgeon.
Mrriril.I.,   MONTREAL.
Office In Drug Store.
House Finish.
Sash and Factory,
Store Fronts a Specialty,
Furniture Made to Order,
Saloon and Store Fixtures.
!     All orders will receive Prompt
; attention,
E. Spraggett,
Grand Forks, B. C.
to you
With a Special Xmas and New Years'
Between Xmas and New Year I will offer
at Cost all my Stock of
Consisting of Dinner and Tea Sets, both
plain and colored, white cups, saucers,
plates, milk and water pitchers; also
plain, white and colored bedroom sets.
A large stock consisting of Men's and
Boy's Serge and Tweed Suits, Mens'
Tweed Pants and Top Shirts. Tbe
above lines will be clear out
TWENTY PER CENT discount off all
Boots and Shoes during lhe week between Xmas and New Year. Also 10
Per Centjoff all Dry Goods. Remember ONLY
ONE WEEK. Now is your chance to participate in
tbis large clearing Jsale. These goods must go to
make room for a large stock of Spring Goods ordered while in the East,
J. ANDERSON-Upper Grand Forks, B.C.
Invest before a Railways Starts to Build this
way.   Work once started on the road the price
I gof lots will double,   The Plan for the
North Addition to Grand  Forks,
S Now on Sale S
Don't Miss the opportunity to get in on this deal.   Its the
mast desirable Resider.ce portion of Grand Forks.    Easy
Terms.   For Further Particulars Call or'Addrers.
Agent Grand Forks Townsite Co.,
GRAND    FORKS,    B.   C
Grand Forks, B. C
'S a new House, with new Furniture
and everything comfortable for the
traveling public, and has  accommo-
tlons  for a  large   number  of people.
The Dining  Room  Is   provided  wiih
everything in the market.
The bar  Is repleted  with the  best
Wines, Liquors and Cigars.
Vernon, Osoyoos, Kettle River and (5rand Porks
M ini up Divisions nl Yale District.
NOTICE IS HEREBY given lhat all placer
claims legally hold In the Vernon, Osoyoos
KttU*. Kiver nm) Urailfl Forks Mining Divisions
ot Yale District, H c. nre lal-J over Irom Uip
V>tii dav ol November, IS*);, to the 1st day ot
Juae, 1898. 0. A. 11  Lambi.v.
Gold Commissioner.
Livery & Feed
STABLE,      ~
Riverside Av., Grand Forks, B.C
Saddle'and Pack Horses a Specialty,
We are also Proprietors of thn Passengers taken tu all Points ln British
firMiil Pnrlrc   anil firwwwn-tul Columbia and on lhe Reservation at Rea-
urana rorns ana ureeuwwa - We QlTM UH B CillI QUd get our
irv     *1       O. T   r Priue«    We will use ynu right.
Daily btage Line. parker 4 defreece •T&/£
^WmMfliW-#/^ US' ALL ' LAUGH.
i|  Timely Topics. j|
Although supposed to I>o secret tlio
hnllnt usiinll.v tells nu Interesting story
tbe next day.
Delaware's not allowing women to
practice law In tbe courts ol tliat Stale
Is n klutl df bar to tbe new Woman's
If the chrysanthemum li.is no other
significance In the language of Bowers,
It might be uikeu to mean better late
thnu never. 	
If suffrage were general some women
mlf-'lit vole, but the sum total would
he nlTeeted by the circumstance of mau
nnil wife being paired.
Kipling apparently Is losing liis grip.
Ho hns published n poem nf eight slnn-
zns on "While Horses." and Ihere Isn't
in ii even a hint about the red-beaded
Borad tljlnV tbe arrows In the eagle's
claws on,ilu* silver dollar nre wheat.
Tbo American eagle isn't a ^rain-eater,
inn ii w.riiiiln'i mutter if It wus alwuys
dollar wheat.
lot boxes ut each polling place.   There ^ _______
Beems nn wny out of sueli n dilemma, »
unless Independent voters organise and jokes    from    the    pens   OF
kill rill lhe eats ln town before election. VARIOUS HUMORISTS.
Social life is rr response i.r character. Tbe seliish ninn Is convinced of
the selfishness of his uelgbburs, while
the generous man sees only their kind*
llness. The cold heart thinks thai humanity is barren of affection, while
the loving spirit fimls il overflowing
nil around bim. Deceit is ever dis
trustful, while sincerity extends the
cordial grasp trf confidence. The passionate meet wllh violence, nnd the
rude with rudeness, while the gentle
mnl courteous rejoice in the gentleness
mnl courtesy extended lo them. Each
quality hns u magnetic attraction hy
which It draws mil lis like In others,
the bud eliciting whm Is bad, the good
nmi pure drawing out nmi developing
goodness and purity.
Pleasant Incident, Occurring the
WorldOvei—*-«*irri*„l hot Are Cheerful to Old ,,r Young — Funny
telecr l.iii- thnt  Ynu Will Enjoy.
Where Then?
Mrs. Benbam In the next world |»eo-
Ipie will be lining the snme they do In
, Henlimn 1 don't believe It. Now, I
rim :i night clerk. How am I to get
work In my Hue If I go where there Is
no. night?   Answer me.
Mrs.    Benbam—-That's      easy—yon
. won't go there.—Judge.
*-*, . v vr
A si. Louis court holds thnt flirting Is
Pol n sufficient excuse for n divorce.
In ninny parts of tlio country it is regarded jis sufficient excuse for n lu
ncral, however.
Many things conspire lo prevent the
dancing masters nbollshlng the waits*.
It's such it convenient wny for young
people 10 gel around each other 11s well
us around Hie room.
Great Britain, in the Interests of
pence. Is new engaged in constructing
fifty-three war vessels. It inker; 1111
awful l"t of wm* preparation to preserve peace lu the older countries of
the world.
In Cleveland a young, man who attempted to hug u pretty girl whem lie
had never seen before fell out of a
ti'.-rd-siory window mid was severely
Injured. Served him right; such 1111 undertaking always should he strictly oil
lhe level.
Ky the will of Ils late mistress u Bos-
tnn 11:1141*01 will enjoy lor life the Income
from a trust fund of $4,(100. A prudent condition is that the bird must
nm be placed on public exhibition. A
plutoiTiiUc parrot would have uu dilliculty iu gelling u museum engagement.
Great Britain mny houst thnt her
drumbJut Is heard round the world.
The United States will very quickly,
even If she cannot ilu so now. he able
to boast Unit the sun never sets upon
the handiwork of hcr Inventors nnd
manufacturers—that, through their efforts, she moves llie world.
The Arabs of the N'nhiaii desert supposed thoy knew nil about their country, but 1111 engineer recenll.r bored a
woll so veiny-live miles frnm llie Nile mid
1,000 feet above the rivet* ami found
nu nbiindnut supply of water nl lire
depth of 0U feel. When the well wns
begun the Arabs stood by mnl jokingly assured tlio engineer lhat he would
reach water when lie got down to lire
Nile level.
In Constantinople dally mid weekly
papers are published lu a dozen different languages, but they must submit
nil advance proofs to n government
censor, wbo permits nothing 10 bo
printed without his mark of "linnu-
less." One of the coroner's rules is
to oat out all uews of urisirulis on
crowai rl heads. Tlie death of President Caruot was given to tlio Turkish
public as caused by tii Illness lasting
several dnys.
The press laws, aud more especially
lhat dragllel known ns lose inujeste,
ns. administered In llermany. disgrace
civilization. Almost dully some editor
or some mere clown Is pulled up nud
lined or sent lo prison, or both, for u
passing nud respectful criticism of Imperial rant nnrl nonsense, or for some
clumsy witticism about his royal highness' eoat or the way his nibs sits his
horse! We cannot conceive of a high-
spirited anil brave people enduring
buch insult tamely, without resenting
It violently.
England is becoming greatly concerned by the Inroads mnde by the United
States upon British trade In the West
Indies; and ls trying Io find out the
ivnsoii for them. According to the
Blue Hook, tha chief reasons for the
preference shown for American products are these! .Min*.. attention to local
requirements, superior finish, lover
price, more careful packing and absence of any special charge therefor,
cheaper freights, and more rapid communication. This explanation seems ta
cover the ground.
When one remembers that bul llttlo
more thnn 11 generation ngo South
Carolina wns not only without a in.*
tory of any kind, but made u specialty
of opposing the manufacturing Interests of tho Nortli, It seems strange lo
hear now that she lends all the Southern stales in eotiou manufacturing,
she has fifty-four mills running nt
present, operating ln all nearly 1,000,-
000 spindles and consuming yearly
148,707,042 pounds of cotton. Her eoi-
ton crop this year will be In round
numbers 800,000 bales, of which the
home mills will consume 827,000, or
about -10 per cent, of the enllre crop.
A Fltisburg eat accidentally got Itself locked Up In n Pittsburg ballot-box.
The box was sealed nud a judge of
election decided It would be a violation
i.f the law to open It. The eat proceeded to have spasms In the midst of the
ballots of a couple of hundred of the
free meu of Pittsburg, In the course of
which, wllh leelli and claws, It reduced the evidence of the popular will to
Indistinguishable Hinders. The Incident presents a delicate question. If
cats are to be left locked In ballot-
boxes, It may result lu the pnrtlal disfranchisement of the people. If, on the
other hand, a mere cut In a ballot box
Is to furnish nn excuse for opening the
box at un Improper time, organizations
ef rascally polltlelnus mny be enabled
While economists, statesmen, doctors
ami publicists have been cudgeling
their brains in vain to deal with the
problem of 11 dwindling population In
France, it hn- remained for a distinguished Frenchman—by naturalization M. lh' HlrrwilZ. lo dlSCOVet' the
solution. This he laid Iran' In Ihi' Paris
Figaro recently. Ills proposal Ih tlmt
a family tax should be Imposed, lhe
peculiarity of which is Hint in tin*
household.where there Is a large family it will nol In* levied, and will In-
cnase In proportion nn the family diminishes. Ho would, iu short, make
Ihe French paterfamilias choose between a largo family and no tax, or a
heavy lax mnl u small family. As
for the unlucky bachelor, his life must
l.c made 11 burden; ll will, in frict. bo
all burdens. His single existence will
be made Intolerable. "As." says M. de
Blowlfz iii magistral manner, "us 1 tax
Un- herirls ol* small families, n fortiori
the bachelor who, after he reaches 11.".
or III becomes a sort of social parasite.
niiist bo heavily burdened," as "a kind
oi* restitution made 10 the common welfare of lho nation." lie does not,sny
what punishment will be moled oul lo
spinsters, who in affairs of this kind
hnve, one would think, some responsibility.
An assassin made nn attempt upon
lhe life of Iho President of Mexico. IU
was arrested and held In confinement.
By tbe connivance of the '•Idol' of police, a mob gained possession of his
person nnd put bim to death, Their*
nel of violence wns intended as an nel
of devotion lo. and uffecllon for, u wise
anil good ruler. To ihe president himself the form of the compliment
robbed il of its Vllllie. Ils lawlessness
defeated his purpose to give the criminal n fall' trial. He held those wiro
look the man's life in ri vulgar fury lo
be guilty of murder, Accordingly ho
caused lhe arresl of the chief of police,
who, after confessing his fault, committed Blllclde In prison, other per
sons In authority, who had npproverl
or failed to resist the attack upon tlio
assassin, were promptly deposed from
ofiice; nnd twenty-one participants In
lh.. actual killing of lire man wore arrested mnl |ield for trljjl. This is tlio
way President Diaz deals with lynchers anil their 11 bettors It is a good
way. It emphasises the fuel thai lnnl)
vengeance, while il may seem nn not
of justice in the abstract, really tie-j
feats justice and imperils society by its
method. Fury Imposes no respect, and
the stroke of rage has no solemnity.
Tbc only Impressive treatment of
crime, and the only one consistent with
social safety, Is public trial and public punishment. This I.s orderly and
dignified; nmi no surer way Is found lo
fusion guilt and rescue Innocence than I
by the established forms of law.
Kind l.ady—Poor fellow, have you no
Hap Hazard— No, iiiuin, I hain't got
nobody but relatives.—Cincinnati Eu-
No  Infl'lH-fenicllt.
Ethel—I'm sorry to see you so very
dlslant wllh your next-door neighbor,
.lack vnn Dusen, The Bible says you
should love your neighbor ns yourself,
you know.
Dorothy—Yes; hut I'm not nt all
stuck on myself, you know.—Judge,
in  modioli wllh lhe progress nnd
proposals for coast defense In the fruited Slates a fact of considerable Interest is the recent movement of Great
Britain looking Inward the condition
of the defenses of her colonies, especially Australia und Canada. The British government has dispatched Sir
Ralph Wood Thompson, former under
secretary of state for war, lo Australia
to urge upon the Australian colonies
nil increase in the colonial forces aud
also 10 submit proposals for arming
troops und exchanging battalions from
Australia with those of England, The
Indian council uud war office are also
said to bo contemplating the addition
of one-third to the strength of the In-
dlnu army, while ll is proposed to
spend £1,500,000 In strengthening Can-
nillun defenses. The latter Item Ih of
most Imparlance lo the Fulled States.
Practically nil the work done heretofore by wny of defenses In Ihis country
has been along the seaboard, The no-
cesslty of fortifications against Omit*
du .mny hnve been considered by the
win* department, bin If plans have been
proposed they certainly hnve never
reached ihe practical, operative singe.
If it is lhe design of the Imperial government merely 10 protect Canada's
seaboard In order to her defense
against ISuropean naval powers this
country would have but little interest
in the inn I ter. The fnct. however, that
Important formications are being
quietly carried forward nt Halifax nud
nlso at Esqulranull might some time
have Important bearings In regard to
this country.   At lens! these reported
preparations are of sufficient interest
lo warrant lhe American win* department keeping well informed as lo their
purpose and extent.
Puss Didn't. Want to Votp.
While the .'lection board of the
Fourth district of the Thirty-first ward
of Pittsburg wns counting the ballots,
n cat jumped Into
^1 the large empty
ballot box and went
to sloop. The' eat
wns unnoticed by
the counters and
lhe work continued,
When lhe count
r-J was finished the
puss in Tin-; mix. ballots were
thrown In. nnd the box wus locked nnrl
sealed. In the course of the night Aid.
Fritz, while hunting for his cat, ills- \
covered that she wns In (he ballot,
boxbox. The election officers were
sont for, but, fearing a violation of
the lnw, they refused to open the box.
The next day. after consultation with
legal Counsel, It wus decided that the
box should be opened, nud this was
done. The cat was released, but the
ballots had been destroyed by tbe cat's
violent efforts to get out of Its prison.
wiiut He Dreaded.
"Why Is It you never come around
to seo us any more, Charley? Have we
ever done anything lo offend you?"
"No. It's nothing you've done, but. If
you insist upon having the truth, it's
your children."
"(Mir children! Why, what on earth
do you mean?"
"Vou see, they've got old enough to
recite now."
No .Mistakes.
It wns on the eve of their brldnl day.
"Perhaps, after all." lie faltered, gazing tenderly, yet seriously, down Into
her lustrous eyes, "we shall make a
mistake In marrying."
"How you frighten me. Edwin!" she
exclaimed, with a shiver. "Come, let
us rehearse again and make assurance
doubly Btiro,"—Detroit .lournal.
Mow He Keiisoiteil It (int.
Papa—Charley, please hand me thai
bbuk, on the table, there.
Charley raged 9)—There he ls, pupa.
Papa —No. my son. you should 1101
say "tin.ro he Is." bin "there it is."
Charley—Why, papn, H's 11 hymn
hook, isn't It?—Cleveland Leader,
No Necessity for It.
Visitor—1 presume your daughter
plays lhe piano?
Mrs. Neuvorlehe (proudly)—No, In
deed, Dear Ethel doesn't have to. Her
pa Is rich enough to buy one of those
pianos which plays Itself.—Harper's
Iliu-il Luck.
"Things go by contraries In this
world," she sighed.
"Why do you think so?" he naked.
"As soon ns they quit sprinkling llie
streets the weather man makes It Impossible to ride a wheel."
"They tell me, Jehlel, that you
change your politics us often us you do
your coat."
"H's n dnd-goned lie. I git a new cont
every time 1 vote, but I dou't always
hnve to change my politics, b'gosh'."—
Indianapolis Journal.
A Counter Irritant,
"Were those cough drops beneficial?"
"They worked like 11 ehnrni.   They
huve such u horrible taste   that   the
children have all stopped coughing."—
Boston Traveler.
A Nuturul Mistake.
J>   C=A%z=l
SgspSr-   \f=
B.Utclter—I hnve some nice canvas-
back ducks this morning.
Mrs. Newblrd—How lovely! How
much are they a yard?
Ilniln't ThoilKllt  of That.
"I'd like to know," exclaimed the enraged client, "why I ought to feel Jubilant over the outcome of this enseV"
"Didn't we obtain a verdict for f 10,-
OOli?" the lawyer asked.
"Yes, but you go! ubout all of It.
What good does it do me?*'
".My dent' sir, the other fellow feels
Just as bad ns if every cent of It wvre
going Into your pocket!"
Airy PcrHlfl-ifj-e.
[    The pneuinntlc saddle—What nre you
wheezing about?
Tlie tire—Well, I guess you wouldn't
feel so puffed up If you hnd stepped on
1 a tuck. —Exchange.
IJuhIiichh A-lviiuccs.
"Hnve you made any advance In your
business?" asked the young lawyer!?
"Yes," wns the reply; "two of Hieiu."
"No; my clerks. They snld they needed money, so I advanced them |10
each."—Washlugton Post.
Ont-lii to Be an Editor.
"The Rev. Dr. Thirdly Is a great condenser. Isn't he?"
"A condenser?   How so?"
"You know ho has a record of 2,400
marriages and  must,  thereTore,  have  CHUNKS   OF
condensed 4.son people Into just half
ihai number,"
II.. hung upon 111,. gnle wiili he
An.l now lies in Hie mold;
Um her father didn't knock hiin
lie caught his death of cold.
liitlliiiiH Found Nuktui'Ih iu the Gravel !
Bars of Copper Ulver—Properties !
In      Ihe     I'nellle     Xorthweat     and
UliriI   la  lleinii Done.
Saving the Mouey.
"I wonder why It Is that wc never see
Miss Blythe and Mr. liny at the theu.
Ier any more?"
"Oh, they're engaged now."     V
that Bulwlnkle was elected? I,thought
you uever took anv Interest In poll-
Mrs. Hnwkesworth—But my'hnsband
won enough on the result tolbuy me a
now sealskin sneque.
Where They Fell  Down.
"I see that Ihe president of lhe sugar
trust hns undergone 1111 operation fo'*
appendicitis nnd Is coming along all
"Well, the doctors might haverknown
better than to tackle hlm."
A Hot Time.
The Bellows- If   ll    wasn't
you'd soon lie out of u place.
The Fire—Well, you needn't,be blow
Ing nbout It nil the time.
The Copper River Indians obtain their
1 chunks of native copper as nuggets from
, the. river gravel burr?, and at Unit point
! on the river directly north of Mount
I Wrangel, It is known that up to the
Her Patriotism. i present, date no white person has ascend-
Mrs. Rawson—Why ure you so glad j ed the main Copper river as fur up oh the
plnce where the Indians report finding
their nuggets of copper, nt least, if nny
prospector has ever penetrated there he
hns never returned to civilization again.
No prospectors hnve gone up the river
farther than a few miles above Tanuil, at
the forks, those being a pnrty of four, and
tho date about five years ago. No placers
have been discovered on the river, and no
miners have brought out any gold from
that section, as has been reported. Tlie
Co|>|ior River Indians bring down no gold
—nothing hut copper. It seems the Cop*
! per River Indians obtain their chunks of
j the niefnl near the Iieadvvknters of the
for me | main river, and the Stick Indians, a tribe
living on the Alsek river, get their pieces
or nuggets in tho same manner from the
the metal near the headwaters of the
fork of Copper river. If one can believe
ndian tales, and accept their geography
if tho country as boing correct, one would
nfer that the two streams head near to-
Last Chance!
The   $2000.00   missing-word    contest
closes December 31st.
Result will be announced about January
ng*s Best baking powder and tea are
because they are money-back.
Veiled SnrciiHin.
He—The fulling wuter lande sueh a
uolse that 1 couldn't bear myself talk.
She—Oh, how I wish I could have
beeu Ihere.    But it's Just my luck.
What is the missing word?—not SAFE, although ScAUtmft Btst baking
powder and tea an safe. 	
Get Schilling's Best baking powder or tea at your grocers'; Uk« eat the
ticket (brown ticket In every package of baking powder; yellow ticket tn the
tea); send a ticket with each word to address below before December jut,
Until October 151I1 two words allowed for every ticket; after that only one
word for every ticket.
If only one person finds the word, that person gets Jrooooo; if several find
•t, fsooo.oo will be equally divided among them.
Every one sending a brown or yellow ticket will receive a sat of cardboard
creeping babies at the end of the contest. Those sending three or mora la one
envelope will receive an 1898 pocket calendar—110 advertising on It These
creeping babies and pocket calendars will be different from tha oaaa e-Serad la
the last contest.
Better cut these rules out. 'm
Fowl Play.
Rooster—Why,    Biddy,    -ivhat's    the i
Biddy—Oh, I'm up against u peck of.
Hoosler—How so?
Biddy—I  just swallowed n bee   by
mistake, thinking It wns a fly.
80 It Does.
Smith—Seeing ls believing.
.1 ones—Not always.   It ofteu depends
upon what paper you see It liu
Hcr Idea of It.
Maille (reading)—What Is the "pnle
of civilization?"
Helen—Oh, It's some new kind of
fnee powder, I suppose.
Birds Puzz.cd by Kites.
Many amusing experiences have
-ether and that the red metal under the I been the lot of the scientists who have
ramo conditions is found upon botli! been maulpulntlng kites for scientific
treams. I purposes,   says   tbe   Chlcngo   News.
struck Ore In Lowest Tnnnel. Large birds are always Interested in
Nelson, B. C, reports that ore has been ; 'be strange devices Uontlng In the air,
truck in the third and lowest tunnel of r und ennnot quite make out what they
ho Ymir, owned by thc London and Brit* j are. Prompted by sharp curiosity,
■rh Columbia Gold Fields. On November i they hover nrouud the floating kites,
1 the second tunnel tapped the ledge at a | and subject themselves to the danger
.epth of 200 feet, but the width nt this- j of becoming entangled In the silken
epth has not been determined. Thc string nnd being drugged to earth.
ength of the tunnel is 500 feet und inter* :     No bird, however, bus ever alighted
.   opts the ledge directly beneath the shaft,! on n kite or attacked one. While one
Inch is down nearly 200 feet.   At this '< scientist was flylug a train   of    five
evel the ledgo shows a width of 20 feet, i kites, a couple of years ago, a large
1 12 feet of which is shipping ore. Most of silver-tipped engle came suddenly out
he work has becn done nlong the foot- j of tbe highest all* and swooped round
.■all, and all of tho three tunnels go to nnd rouud the first kite, looking
ivove the continuity of the vein. In all against the sunset sky like a huge adhere is in the neighborhood of 2000 feet ver bull. As the train of kites was
if tunneling.driftiug nnd shaft work done pulled In, the engle followed, visiting
in the mine. Tho general average of the one kite mill then another, seeming uu-
>ro is about the same  throughout  the   certain just what Io do.  In a few min
nine, and is fully up to expectations.
The  War  Enuic.
Tlie War  Eagle, nt  Rossland,  B.   C,
vhleli litis been improving steadily, lias
tites, when he seemed to have decided
that tbey were not good to eat, and he
knew nothing about them any way, he
Indignantly (lew off and was  lost   to
Noli mult a Pioneer Dead.
Lincoln, Neb., Dec. 20.—John Gillespie,
territorial auditor of Nebraska and a
member of the commission which founded
the city of Lincoln und made it the seat
of tho state government, died hero yesterday, aged 05 years.
Fire In Port Huron.
Port Huron, Mich., Dec. 18.—The Excelsior light works burned yesterday. Tlie
loss is $50,000.
Something; Awful.
"I don't know why it is," said young
Softleigh, "but I am always dull and stupid when I haven cold in my head."
"You have my sympathy," replied Miss
Cutting. "A chronic cold must be an awful affliction."
nnde another important strike. This time   view.
t is in the east drift at the 375-foot level.      Another experience was had with a
Tho ore chute  nt this point has been   stork thnt on me from the New Jersey
yidentng out. until it is now between 15
md 20 feet v. ide, all in clean solid ore
.•mining hotter than $25. This includes
thout 5 per cent copper values and the
rest in gold, with the usual small value in
ulver. The ore in tlie chute for its entire
.vidth can he shipped just as it is broken
side of the Hudson and flew straight
for the queer object lu the nlr. He apparently had made up his mind to go
straight through It, but changed and
dived underneath, He went around
nud above It, and through n glass II
could be seen that he cocked his eye
-St. Louis Republl
Not Declined,
From n iniiid the poet stole n kiss
That far above his poems ranks;
Because it filled bis heart wilh bliss
When it was "returned with thanks.'
What's in a Name,
"After nil," said tbe college president, "foot-ball has oue good point."
"What ls it?" asked the preacher.
"People who play It get over the habit of kicking at things."
Cause ond Kffect.
Jack—Have 11 dgar?
Tom—No.   I've given up smoking,
.luck—When does tbe wedding take
A Genius.
Crlmsonbeuk—That man Key* ls a
Yenst—What's he done now?
"Why, he devised a plan to keep bli
wife from playing the piano."
"Yes; lie told ber lie bad seen a mouse
In It."—Yonkers Statesman.
Looking; Ahead.
She—Mamma Is going to give us an
elegant breakfast after the wedding.
He—How about lunch and dinner?—
Detroit .lournal.
lown, without nny sorting. The same ore at the intruder ln a most comical man-
•hute extends up to the No. 2 tunnel, 125 '■ "er. He started nwny a few hundred
feet above, but at tho lattor level it is feet, changed his mind and came
only about! two feot wide. The station for swooping buck. He reluctantly went
the winze at the 500-foot level is being cut awny, mystified over this queer addl-
out, and work will soon bo resumed in i U->n to the inhabitants of the nlr.
! the winze itself.   Rome ore is being met | —>	
; on the fi00-fi.ot level. Indian Makers or Gold.
' From Ooifnx with Train ot Forty. |    A French savant   named    Lovellle,
II. S. Holllngsworth, one of the first I writing In Cosmos, assures his readers
settlers of Colfax, will lcavo in tho early! that the fakirs In India have lndepead-
nprlng for.Klondike via the Spokane over-1 Mitly discovered the art of    making
land routo with a pack train of 40 nn!- i gold, the reported discovery of whicl)
j muls.    Mr. Hollingsworth is one of the i by nn Ainerlcnn chemist recently at-
pioneers of the northwest, having come! traded some attention,
■hero in tlie OO's, and is said to he well ac- ■
quainted  with   a  portion   of   tho  route , w     Utility or Sfioep.
through British Columbia.   He could not      In   Enstc™   Australia     100,000,000
: he found the other dav, but one of his   sdl0eP now flnd sustenan<-<- ln ~ ^gmn
1 neighbors told a reporter that "Hez," as I «'lllch th,rty yea1'8 ag0 wns a sandy
I he is generally called, will start nortli
witli a pack train of 40 horses just as soon
n.B spring opens and expects to find no
difficulty in packin through to the Klondike.
In the Emltrrant District.
A mining deal has been consummated
by which O. P. Chisholm of Rozeman has
secured   from  Caroline  L.   Aylesworth,
j Ella M. EdsaJl nnd Oscar Van Tassell, a
. bond for the purchase of mining proper*
; lies in Emigrant district, in -..ontann.
The properties included in tho bond arc
the Great Eastern, Great Eastern extension, Mountain Chief, Imperial, Great
Western and Great Western No. 2 quartz
lodo mining claims. The purchase price
is $18,000, payable March 1, 1800. The
terms of the bond provide that the prop*
j desert. The sheep gradually trampled
the soil Into firmness, so that It now
"rows a dense mass of vegetation.
Cruel Old Man.
He—Did you tell your father that I
would kill myself If I eouldu't have
Vou ?
He—What did he say?
Bhe—He said that settled it. You
eouldu't have me.
They Arc Lcurnln-r.
"Is there nny probability that the police will evor Hud out uuytlilng aboul
this mystery?"
"1 think there Is.   They are keeping   ar
right at the heels of the rejiorters,'
erties shull he represented during the life
of the bond by Mr. Chisholm at liis own
expense, nnd that lie have the authority
to develop nnd treat or sell thc output of
the mines,, the proceeds of such operations
to lie applied to the payment of the purchase price of the properties.
llouirht the Franklin Group.
The Franklin Gobi Mining Company,
recently organized in Spokane, has purchased tho Franklin group of claims and
mill at Pine Grove, Idnlio. The price wti-s
$20,0110. There lire four claims In thc
group, the Franklin, Vlxle, Monroe nnd
Buckeye. The officers of tho compiiny
L.   K.   Armstrong,   president:   W.
In tbc Afterward.
"What strange Ideas children get
ubout religious matters?"
"Yes, and how few ever get over
I hem'."—Detroit News.
Inculcating Verbal Correctness.
Tbe (irndgrluds of this world are try
Ing persons to live with. They will not
permit the slightest variation from
fact; statements made In their bearing
must be truthfully precise, or tbey dispute them forthwith. "Yon hnve got
Into a chronic wny of contradicting
everything I say, Lobelln," snld Mr.
McSwut. 'When 1 tell you that It
thundered nnd lightened lu the night
I presume you will try to find some excuse for disputing It." "Last night?"
"Yes." "Do you mean to tell me it
thundered und lightened last night?"
"I certainly do." "Well, I do not believe it." "You don't?" snorted Mr.
MoSwnt. "Will you please give me
some sane, decent, respectable reason
for uot believing It?" "Certainly, Billl-
ger," responded Mrs. McSwnt, with
ber accustomed sweetness. "I refuse
to believe thnt It thundered and lightened last night because I was awake
at the time and I know It lightened
and thundered." Whereupon Bllllger
went up Into the garret and made loud,
profane remarks to the dust-covered,
moth-eaaea garments tbat hung from
the nails ln thc rafters.
Davies, vice president; L. (,'. llnrton, sec-
rotary 1 A. E, Sovoranee, treasurer; G .P.
lliihahy, inanagor, and J. T, Walsh, superintendent. Tiie company will begin
I work on the proporty nt once, supplies
I having already been sent in from Boise.
At   Pierce   CU}*.
I     A linger force nf men nre employed in
Uie Pierce Cily, Idaho, onmp this winter
j than  for several  years previous.    This,
! taken in connection with the recent in*
] vestmenls by capitalists and mining men
of prominence, gives assurance of a lively
camp the coming season.    Tho sale of a
i.ene-quurler interest in the Pioneer No. 2
to Chicago parties hy J. N. Stacy & Co. is
I reported; also tliat of a one-quarter in-
1 terest in tho Klondike to the snme pnr-
I ties.    Tho consideration in each sale is
said to have been $2500.   Both of these
properties lie south of the Golden Gate
and Gold Bar mines, and arc supposed to
have the same vein of free milling gold
A Southern Orefrnn IMncer.
Ashland, Ore., reports that n, number of
transfers of valuable mines have lately
boon made in that vicinity and in the adjacent districts of northern California.
Hoggs' high-channel placer mine, on Elliott creek, on which a large sum of money
has been expended, hns been sold to
Messrs. Burnham and Main of Portland.
A most important sale was the Ashland
quartz mine and milling plant for $20,000,
the purchasers being It. M. Bennett of
Minneapolis and S. P. Reynolds of Sheboygan, Wis.
How often women woAco up in ti
morning cheerful and happy, det.
mined to do so much beforo the d.
ends, and yet:—
Before the morning <fv
ts very old, the
dreadful BACK-
ACHE appears,
the bravo spirit
einks   bach in
affright; no
matter how
hard she struggles, tlio
"clutch" is
upon her, she
falls upon the
couch, crying:—" Why
should I suffer
so ?   What
can I do V "
Lydia 13.
Pinkham's " Vegetable Compound"
will stop tho torturo and restore courage. All sueh pains como from a deranged uterus. Trouble in tho womb
blots out tlie light of tho sun at midday to a vast number of women. You
should procure Mrs. rink-ham's Compound at onco and obtain relief.
Mrs. F. ll. Knapp, BOB "Wcntworth
Ave., Milwaukee, Wis., says: "I suffered with congestion of tho ovaries
and inflammation of the womb. Lydia
E. Pinkham's Vcgo'ablo Compound
cured mc as It will others."
A    Narrow   Bucnpe.
Dulby (would-be novelist) — I've just
finished a new novel. If you bave a moment to spare I'll show you the proofs.
Wilby — Oh, never mind about the
proofs.   I'll tnke your word for it.
It knocks out all calculations of attending to business ln the right way for a
day when we wane up in the morning sore
and stiff. The disappointment lies In going to bed all' right and waking up ail
wrong. There is a short and sure way out
of It. Go to bed after a good rub with Bt.
Jacobs OU and you wake up all right;
soreness and stiffness all gone. So sure
Is this that men much exposed In changeful weather keep a bottle of It on the
mantel for use at night to make sure of
going to work In good fix.
Alphonse Baudot, tlie brilliant French
novelist ond playwright, died Thursday
night in Paris, a,t 8 o'clock, while dining
with his family.
It's the man who has tho will power to
stop drinking when ho sees fit tliat never
sees fit.
"King Solomon's Treasure," only Aphrohlsal-
acnl Tonic known. (See Dictionary.) $5.00 a
box, 3 weeks' treatment. Mason Chemical an.,
P. O. box 747, Philadelphia, Pa.
It's the custom of advertising that
brings customers.
Piso's Cure for Consumption Is the beat
of all cough cures.—George W. Lotz,
Fabucher, La., August 2G, 1895.
No man was ever blamed for being a
gentleman, but many have been falsely accused of it.
We nre asserting in the courts our right to the
exclusive use ot the word '* CASTOR I A," ami
"PITCHKR'a CASTORIA," as out Trade Mark,
T, Dr. Samuel Pitcher, of Ilynnnis,'Massachusetts,
was the origiuutor of " PITCHER'S CAS rORIA,"
the same that has borne and does now bear the
fac-simile signature of CIIAS. U. PI-ETCHER OH
every wrapper. TJuh is the original" PITCHER'S
CASTORIA !' which hns been used in the homes
of the mothers of America for over thirty years.
Look Carefully at the wrapper and see that it ia
the kind you have always bought, aud has the
signature of CHAS. H. FLETCHER on the
wrapper. No one has authority from me to use
my name except The Centaur Company of which
Clias. H. Fletcher is President.
March 8, :fy7.        SAMUEL PITCHgR. MJX
When a woman's friends refer to her aa
being of uncertain age it moans that she
is getting pretty well along in years.
Tho i'nmnriu Appllnneonnrl Itcmorllcs of
tlinErluJIeilU-nl Cu.ii-.wl'nrllii! lirst t.mo
oITit*"1 oiitrlnl Bltboutexpense to nny
lioucstmnn. Not r dollar lb be p«i,i
1,1 mini,,-".. Curu ElTc-rts of Krrors
or Excesses in Old or Young. Mnnliood
Fully Restored. How lo Enlnrgn and
81 rewfthon Weirk, Undeveloped Por tiona
of IJ.rdv. Absolutely unfnlllng Homo
1'rontir.cnt. No 0.11. D. or otlu r Bchrmo,
A plain offer ly u ilrm of high standing,
UK m [lsTTmis. ,.
■, -   .-■ • ;■■; ...
rrniiif.UStV.y' ;
trnolnR And locAllne. Gold or BUvsr
Oro. lrmt or bnrli'd trr-amires. M. 1>.
HIWI.K11. Box 3.17.Hurithlngton,Conn.
Charles O. Dawes of Illinois has heon
nominated for comptroller of the currency.
Try Schilling's Bent te* .nd baking powder.
Or  It*  GunlvMlent.
Tiitikiiis— It Is reports') that McKinley
WllhU a synonym.
.Simkins—A synonym?
Timkins — Yesi another term, you
There is room for everybody in tilts Hg
world, but wo can't all have front rooms.
Is it Wrong?
Get it Right.
Keep it Right
Moore'■ Itnvealed Remedy will do It. Three
dose* will make you feel better. Get It from
your druggist or any wholesale drug houae, or
from Btewart A Holmes Drag Co., Seattle.
Clarke & Co.
Portland, Or.
Catalogue Free.
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