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We make a Specialty of
{Wl Heads,      Posters,
Letter Pads,   Dodgers,
Business Cards,    Etf.,
Ktc, Etc., Ktc'. '
Best Advertising Medium.
in East Kootenay.
Neat, Arti-tlc Job Printing
promptly executed.
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GOLDEN B.C, SATtttDAY, A?ffr  24    1897
$2 Per Year
H. i PARSON,
General 0 Weveh&nt
o ao a oo eeee.ee e..
Received this week further shipments of
Boots aad Shoes
Dry Goods.
My Spring Stock in these lines will soon
be complete. Do not fail to inspect my
range of
Summer Blopses,
e o oe o~e"e etc ao_a~6o6
6. Laurance's Spectacles.
_>������_��� 0 9.9JP 0..9_cje_p o.e_o.
A*, complete stock of
Paint*, Oils, White Lead,
Window Glass, Etc.
Jnst Arrived a carload of good Prairie
Hay. M#t* coming.
TV6~o.'7��e~'5-ere ��� ���> e a)
Agent For ...  .  ,
Phonix of London and other Fire Insurance Go's
+ + +
Th* Confederation Life Association. Toronto.
+ + +   ,'
.... ;
The Reliance Loan I Savings Co., of Ontario.
NEW STOPS
Latest Styfos in Gent's and Ladies Ties' "���'���'"
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'���)������'��� -   ���l'<- .. ���.,..:   ���       .. .
���io': i -. li .      ,,.- ..
j   f4U^ Asaortinent.'Of Lftdies' jjjjOjj*, .  fMwufeijtured by J. P. King fc Co., of Toronto.),
Large "Range pfQeiit'sri Soft Huts
������t -
And at prices that everyone can.vjt.injr.   1 have'still seme old slock that will go at
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WOND_31FIJL $Am&&&
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See these, GHxKf*srl��fo_-e you purchase,A
0. A. WARREN.
ova tow**
Golden, on the wain line of the Ciiiiiidiuii
. acific Railway, it its connection with the
steuniboat navigation of the Columbia river,-.
Pacific Railway, at its connection with the
steuniboat naviiratioii of the Columbia rivor.;.
the mineral and comnierciuli-eutrr. of Eastern
British Columbia: headquarters ol'thj I'old-
eu Smelting works, the Upper Columliiu
Navigation Co., and lumber indastry'i the
outlet for the widely known and tar
famed agricultural and Rranini* land of the
Columbia & Kootenay. Valleys i unrivalled
fnr scenery of all kinds: -the distributing
point for the richest mineral country on the
continent.
LOCAL AND GENERAJ..
Mr. Kalmeyer of Montreal, is at ihe,
Kootenay House.
'Messrs. Georgeson. Mdntyre, M.un-
die and Jeffrey, of* Winnipeg,  are ..in,,
town. '��� ���':.-.
Divine Service in the Presbyterian
Church to* morrow morning "at eleven
o'clock. '
Messrs. If, Q. Hammond of Toronto,
and A. Sussinan Qf Montreal, are at
the Queen's hotel.
In last week's B. C. Gazette notice
is given of tiie1' incorporation of fine* milling companies -      "
Mr. Waltoq, -assayist, of, jjelspp,
went; up to Fort Steele on Tuesday.
He will open an assay office there.
Dr. Lindsay of Calgary,'leaves' for
Fort Steele by the first boat    The'doc**
tor will practice his profession  tlt-rrf.
-.������������      s* ��� . .
A  representative of  The  Toronto
World ia in- town oil hii ,way to. Fori
Steele to write up thenojiRtry for thut \����'\ ^.^timg 7*690 j'eSy,
paper, , -,.���.- ...... '
Major Clochey Frank Bethume and
Geo. Bates are spending a few days at
Dr. Brett's- favorite health resoi-t at
Ban!!.'
commenced at the
; Operations  were
sawmill thin-week, ���','���:���. .      . -. ��
1 Mr. A. J. MoKay, Brudstree's Van-
ciauvi-r,manager, paid us a visit this
week.   ' *'     '  ' ' ' ��� ��� ���     ���(.'-?
E.mployee-i of! the C.P.H. weetern
division subscribed $l,5iii),10 'tO'.the
Indian (amine fund. .   ..v     ,,
High water continues to be' the:"order,
of the day ut Winnipeg and Eineraon.
There ia a great demand for boats at
Emerson.
.   Rwv.rT. W. Glover of Toronto con ���
dueled, .the .Easter services, morning
aiirde-r.ipi.ng. iu the Methodist'Chnich
jlast'Surnluy.        '" ���'"���' ',.
It is asserted by scjiii. eastern pupera
thut Hon.' John Costigaii-is-'prepariug'
to" t'h'row IA' his pdlHIcal lot with
L.urier'a -party.
; Mr. D. M. Calder, druggist, former,
of Ha-titt and Mediwue Hut .intends
starting a Drug Store in Golden. He
will open up about May liud
���Tbe name of- W* E. Bernier, .M.P.
for St. Hyacintho is mentioned iii connexion with the vacancy in tlie senate
caused by tbd-death of Senator Be-
cliarii. -.. ���-.,..
Montreal retail grocers have slut-ted
a boycott-on depawpiental stores,.and
huve secured the support ol the wholesale.houses, which have signed agreements to protect ihe retailers. '���
..According to the return read by Mr.
Fielding in the house, Mr. H.-H.
Sinith.'late coniinissioner ol Dominion
livrids,-Iihs been   superannuated at the
Mr. W, Pellew Harvey arrived in
town yesterday from the' coast. He
has gone to, Wiudei-niere on mining'
business. ' ,        �����������������, -.'.- t
A group of 4  claims  in Carbonate
Baein has been bonded by jReo. S.  Mc
Carter to  St. Thomas,  Ont,,   parties
for, 111,600.00.
The annual meeting of lhe -share;,
holders ol The Alberta A Kootenay'
Development CompatiywHI' he htld at
Golden' on May tfth, at'ii pin, ' "������''���'���' r
The provincial elections in Nova S6q��,ia-
held on the 20th April .resulted in a
sweep for llie Liberals- The Conner-,
vatives have only secured about live,
seats out of 88.
Mr. W.C. Wells of Palliser, is busily engaged'this* week in hauling fiom
Moherly to Pailiser-by C. P. R train
6,100 logs that went down the Kicking Horse River last spring, the high
water having Carried away tlie boom.'
MJ-.-Hr G.'Parson is putting in'a set
of'hfiavj* scales for weighing loads of
hay and otlier merchandise, thus providing a,method of Weighing lhat has
henceforth lat'ir badly needed' in
dolden.' ���"'��������� ��� ���   ���'.;. *���'������.���
According to ^thfc'lalei-t report from
'Ottawa, SiSnkior Da'vi.l Mills will go to
H'-he- Snprdwe Court in place of Judge
Gwyime, wbo;.i�� likely to be letired
under the provisions of the bill ul
present before tl'itJ Suiiuie.
-In the Legislative Assemhly' thia
week Mr. Huiile,"'member for South'
Kootenay, ijWsMiieil: a. |*tltloli from
Fort Steele it favor-of, the Crow's Nest
Pass rajlway rjiuiiiug'iu tiir.iugh the
Pass to Kootenay. The |>eiition wus
received by the froiiHe. -,
Mr. J. A. Hurvey, of the Hnn >.f
M-ii-Well A Harvey, '.bli-ristera, St.
Thntyla*, Out.,..ii-i.ti uivy;H:oii his wuv
to Fort Steele,, Mr. Harvey is unikiiig
a tour of the Koott-uay country and in
all 'probkbility Will* locare at Fort
Steele a��d��fter.|iiittiiig in .the uecrs-
aar*<, period,. 4^ r.*-.iil^ije��. ens., will
practiire.his'^r'o'f-iSsio-i iu East Kootenay.      '      *'*���'���  ���'���'
Mr. W. B. Ross, barrister, of Winnipeg, was a passenger to Fort Steelo
on Tuesday. He will bang put ha
shingle there a* soon as he is admitted
to practice. Meanwhile he ia interesting himself in mining business on behalf of an English syndicate.
The election of members ol the Med*
ical Council of the North Weet Territories,-held on tbe Hth inst.,' at
���Prince Albert, . Resulted as follows:
Dr. Bain, Prince Albert; Dr, Brett,
Banff; Dr. Seymour, Fort Qu'Appelle;
Dr. Lindsay and Dr. Lafferty, Calgar.,
A large party of prospectors arrived
from the west - on Monday bat and
-have gone to Fort Steele���Seven. 1
-teams were called into requisition tbis
week to transport passengers and
freight to Fort Steele���The boats will
likely be running early next week���
The prospects nre that there will be a
big rush into East Kootenay as soon
us the boata get running.
'the Winuipeg election comes off on
the 27th inst. The Independent candidate seems to be backed up by the
Trades and. Labor Council aud the
Teiiiiterance organizations of the city
and the Nor' Wester'e tone is decidedly
favorable to tbe Independent candidate We imagine Mr. Taylor ia a
lairly guod conservative, otherwisethe
Nor' Wester would be after bis scalp.
We have received thia week a copy
of a new mining paper, published at
Spokane, by H. R. Knapp A Co. Itis
called the " North Western Mining
Facts." and contains a wonderful lot
'of mining news relating to Kootenay.
The march issue is devoted chiefly to
a description of Rossland and the
district immediately surrounding. It
credits Rossland with a population uf
7,000 people.
The 78th anniversary of tbe independent Order of Oddfellows will be
celebrated by the members of tbe local
lodge attending divine service in the
new Methodist. Church to-morrow
evening at 7:30 o'clock. The Oddfellows will assemble in their hall at 7
o'clock and proceed from there to the
church. Visiting brothers are cordial*
ly invited to attend. The service will
be conducted by Rev. Q. Howard Osborne.
A contemporary states that Mr.
Hewitt Bostock, M. P.. (or Yale-Cariboo, one of the new Liberal members
from British Columbia, and one of the
best looking ol tbe younger m.mbere
in the House, haa brought his wife to
the capital with him thia session,
they have teken a handsome furnished
house iu McLaren St��� where everybody is calling on Mrs. Bostock. Before long they will be thoroughly well
established as members of Ottawa society. | .'.���'" �����*
���Che -90l*����n (Bra
The -OLDEN F.KA ;4onblislwd evtry
Sitarday morning in tlm* to eateh the uas
and west mail trains, also the mail fur the
upper country, Wiuderme-e.Fort Steele cte
t. is. the only advertising medium in the Ecu
Kootenay district.
Subscription Rates i W.OOper annum IN
ADVA MCE.
jVilvertisementa. and changas meat be in
the olHce not later than 12 a m, on Thnrsday
11 Insure insertion.
All cash to be paid tu tbe Manager, from
whom tbe Company's receipt will be obtained.
Advertisement rates made known on sppli
eatior -a
Ibe Ufa En fnkllihiii Ciipi|,
SATURDAY, APRIL 24, 1897.
BEDISTKinUTION.
Tbe member for South Kootenay,
Mr. Hume,in the Legislative Assembly
last week presented to tbe House certain statistics shewing tbe utter un*
fairneee of the present diatribution of
constituencies. Tbe statistics are accurate aa tbey are taken from tbe last
general election returns and we now
present them to our readers ae an object lesson of tbe utter disregard tbe
Government bad for the principles of
justice in electorial distribution, and
the high state of perfection it bad attained in the art of gerrymandering,
when it passed the last redistribution
act.   Here are the statistics :
Ko.Votes. Members
District    ^L__________
Cariboo     450
Cassiar     .01*
Comox     &���.���.>
Cowichnn-Alberui ....    61b*
East Kootenay    626
Esquimalt     461
Eoat Ai West Lillooet .   319
Nanaimo Citv.-.    974
North Nanaimo     702
South Nanaimo    294
Naw Westminster City 1409
Vancouver City  3790
Viotoria City  4617
North Victoria     830
South Victoria     697
North-West Kootenay    660
South Kootenay     926
Chilliwack     801
Delta   1130
Dewdney    796
Richmond     961
East Yale  1022
NoithYale.     693
West Yale    600,
These twenty-four districts bad at
tbe last election 23,176 electors and returned 33 members, the present number
of the House, 22 members for the Gov
eminent and 11 against it. The
House's composition is, that the 22
Government members represent 11.852
eleetore, while 'be 11 Opposition members represent 11,828 electors. Is
there any person under tbo sun, who
has any moral conviotione, wbo can
attempt the justification of each a
system of gerrymandering ae is hen
presented.     ^P^^^
But this is not all. Here an soma
other statistics of a more condemuable
character. Let ns contrast the Island
constituencies which are 9 in number
with those ot tbo lower mainland
which an 6 in number and then will
be found some startling discrepancies.
The Island constituencies an Viotoria
City, Nanaimo City, North Victoria,
South Victoria, North Nanaimo, South
Nanaimo, Cowicban-Alberni, Comox
and Esqulmait, who possess 8,977
electon and ntnrn 14 members. The
lower mainland constituencies are Vancouver City, New Westminster City,
Delta, Chilliwack, Dewdney and Richmond, wbo possess 8,642 eleotors and
only ntnrn 8 members. Eleotors ponder on theee flguree.study and inwardly digest tbem. Could it be possible
for anything to be more grossly unfair
than the last redistribution aet ol tba
Government. Contrast Comos and
Esqulmait. It takes precieeiy two
eleetore in Comox to be worth one in
Esqniiualt. Nest gaoe on tbe two Na*
naimoe -North and South. It takes
almost three electors in tho North eon-
stituency to be worth one in the South
constituency.
Comparisons ot thie  kind may be
odioue to the preaent Government but
they mnat be startling and intereeting
to  our readers and-: we Shall pureae
them  a little further.     Let us leave
out  the oity  constituencies  on  the
Island and lower mainland and deal
witb   the country constituencies and
you find that tbe 3,190 eleeton In the
country  constituencies  ot the Island
nturn 9 members while   t*W;8,'i��*l
electors in the country constftuthcieij
ot i the lower mainland nturn 4' -hi
ben; thw 350 electors on the Islan.
have jfieaome political power and**-influence ae  860 eleetore on the lower
mainland, and 6 electors in tbe Delta
constituency  an only equal to one in
Esqulmait.    We need not present any
mon statistics or pursue tbe theme
any further to convince our most impartial readen that the Government in
framing and  passing the laet redistribution aet deliberately gerrymandered
the constitueneiee to eecunitsowu
ends  and  purposes, and succeeded in
doing ao.    To nccuse tho government
ot anything else  would be to accuse
tbem of being so hopelessly  ignorant
ol  the constituencies and the number
ot eleetore that it did not know what
it waa doing.   This would be the most
ebaritable construction  to  put upon
many of their actions.   But. ignorance
excuses no one���when means for knowledge  eiist.     But be ae it may���this
Government muet go, and we only
hope - that  before  it  goes  its moral
obliquity  will  not  be eo blunted but
that it will make an attempt to bring
in and pass a (ainr redistribution bill,
and thus undo  part ot tbe wrong It
baa dene.
��   -   ��
WBO IB U-*-JUllU THE TMC TH t
The veracity of three members of the
Legi-lative Assembly ia at stake, and
who ie to bo believed*- They an how-
two to one. The leader ol ihe
Opposition- the member tor West
Yale, and the member for Dewdney
aaaert that the Hon. G. B, Martin,
Chief Commissioner or Lands A Works
and member for North Yale has broken
the pledge: he gave that he would resign his portfolio should any measure
for a money bonus or guarantee in aid
ot tbe British Pacific schema be
brought down' by the Government.
The Hon. Mr. Martin denies he has
broken hie pledge.
During the debate on the second
reading of the Railway Loan Bill, Mr.
Semlin, tha leader ot tha Opposition,
pointed out tha peculiar position of a
number of members supporting the
government, particularly Hon. Mr.
Martin, who owed his position in the
government to the fact that ha pledged
himself to oppose any aid to the British Pacific. Mr. Martin interrupting
wid 'No, no." Whereupon llr. Bern*
Iin reiterated tha statement and then
nad a memorandum ot a meeting held
at Mr. Mara, honaa in Kamloops at
which Mr. Martin, Mr. Mara, Mr,
Macintosh, Mr. Semlin and others
wen present. At tbat moating Mr,
Martin pledged himself to oppose any
aid to the British Pacific
At the close of tho debate the Hon.
Mr. Martin aaid he wished to contra-
diet Mr. Semlin and an untruthful
telegram from Kamloops which had
appeared in tha Tinea and whioh waaj
published aa a political dodge* Ho had
not broken hie pledge. Ho had not
promised that ht would oppose any ae*
alitanct to the Britiah Paelfto. What
ha had promised wu that if tho legislature wm asked for 124,000 a year
for 16 y-rsre to aid tbo Britiah Paeific,
ho wonld oppose tbt granting ot tueh
aid.
Tht matter haa not ended hen bathe following letter hat appeared
in the Victoria Times:
HON. MR. MARTIN'S PLEDGE.
To the Editor:-At the meeting at
Kamloopf to which reference wat made
j-aotorday in tht bouse by Mr. Semite.
Mr; Martin pledged blnltell to resign
hit portfolio should any mtaamt fort
money bonus or guarantee in aid of the
British Paciflo scheme be brought down
by the government, reserving to himself the right to acquiesce in any further land grant. We made a memorandum in writing of the terms of Mr.
Martin's pledge on the same day. Mr.
Martin had evidently no written memorandum to refresh bit memory, and
hia statement last night that be wat
f 6*^ pUWt6TI*sititt supporting a grant
if Innj^t iniafftt to the amount of
HflO.OOQ iii' Sot correct. Then wen
other '' getrtUltfen present, personal
friends-'.* Mf, Martin, and politically
oppoted to ourselves, whose recollection of what Mr. Martin did pledge
himself to ia likely to be lett biassed
than hit.
C. A. SEMLIN,
C. B. SWORD.
Viotoria, April 16.
Hera it a dietinet acoutation againtt
tht Hon. Mr. Martin containing a mott
serious charga���twofold in itt character���that ht violated a dittlnot pledge,
and that he uttered a deliberate untruth. We hope tbe honorable member will clear hit character of this
grave accusation,
e���-���
BRITAIN'S   AFRICAN   EMPIRE.
before he built. Make mining a legiti
mate business and not a apeouwi-ive
one and the reward ,will come in increased work, good living and a time
of prosperity. Theee who make a
basinets of mining intelligently, succeed, while failures aa a rule come
from want ot knowledge and bad management, Develop the mine firtt;
find out how to work your on, if good
enough, then put in yonr machinery.
���Mining Herald.
FREIGHTERS.
MR JOHN BULMAN, Winfield Park,
Thunderhill, will handle freight between
Adela, Mud Lake and Fort Steele, and
return. Goods warehoused at both ends.
For rates apply to
JOHN BULMAN.
THUNDERHILL
East, West, North. South.
Yam meed *����� goettt*f4t**&
tlom UgetPertittyt-riiting.
Well-node, aid Darable
Gftr-Mat-.
LISTEN.
Ye people of Golden, and Donald too.
Your Tailor has come, Ms name is Frank
,   IPugh;
He can cut and fit with the best in the;; land.
And mokts np a gsrment with hi* own hand.
In England he cqt for houses of fame,.*;'
Such as Hobso-Vit London, wbo bears a
i (greatname:
And in Canada too, Inst let me say
He was cutter for the great Hudson's Bay.
The ���aormon. Development of Slaty
Tear*.
At the beginning of the present nign
the British possessions in Africa comprised only tba Cape Colony proper,
inoluding Natal, in the Soutb, and
several settlements on the Gold Coast
snd Guinea on tbe West, with an area
of little over a quarter of a million
square miles, and a population of a
million and a half. They now comprise, exclusive of Egypt, an ana of
nearly two millions and a halt square
miles, with a population estimated at
not lets than forty-four millions, Tbey
constitute in all about one-quarter of
the whole African Continent.'
Tht imports and exports of the British African territories amount in all to
forty-five millions sterling In value annually.. Almost the whole of this
trade ie in British hands. It ia "equal
to about one-fifteenth of the total trade
of the United Kingdom, and ia tun to
grow immensely. -
Thit African Empin would have
been larger if tbe advice and recommendation of Sir George Gny, a former
Governor of Cape Colony and Lord
High Commissioner in South. Africa
had been followed. Tbt 8outh African
Republic and the Orange Fret State
would to-day have been part of the
British possessions and thftrt. would
have bean no critit in tht Transvaal,
and nt assembling of war ahipa tor a
hostile demonstration.
The new Governor, Sir Alfred Milner
bae taken hit d.p.rture for South Africa, and nine war chips have assentb
ledat D'Urban to proceed to Deloga
Bay to demonstrate it it rumored
againtt German inttrftnnoe, or ae a
menanco to tha hostile attitune bf
President Kruger againat granting
.ternary reforms, or for teixurt nt an
Island in that Bay for a naval pott,
Possibly for all thnt purposes. Tbe
President teeming to be elimbingdown
since tbe Colonial Secretary placed his
foot down and pot bit back np against
further breaches of the London convention���and then it a report that n-
forme will bt granted, among which
Uitlaudert are to be enfranchised alter
four years residence.
BwmlnlM Trade.
Ottawa, April 17.-Canadian trade
protptctt an booming. Both imports
and exports show a vary considerable
increase over March of laet year. In
tht lormtr case, It it sugar that has
mainly contributed to the raveuue and
in the latter instance, tht shipments of
animal, agricultural and dairy pro-
duett bavt had a boiie-ciel effect. Tht
total for nine months, including exports and imports, amount' to $184,
784.0PO. at compared to 1176,853.000
for tbt tame monthe laet year. Tht
Mnrah imports wen 111.010,000 for
against 19,252,000 for March, 1896,
and tiportt 16,468.000 against $_,-
008.000, making acinar goin of four
milliont In trade. '
NOTICE.
Prospectors and Miners having claims or
interests in claims for sale, could not do better than communicate with
TH aMAg HeWACttHT.
Mining Broker ft Financial Agent,
Ooi.ui*N Air. Font St-KLb.
NOTICE.
NOTICE is hereby given that I intend to
apply slaty days oner dale to the Commissioner of I-ands and Works for the District
of Esst Kootenay, for permission to purchase sr_0 acres ol iinsurveyed, unoccupied
and unreserved Crown funds, described us
follows: I 'oinmt-ncing at a post phmted
on the oust tank of the Coluinliia river
about l�� chains south of .pillaiiuichcon
steamer Iniuling: thence east '��) chains,
thence north 80 chains, thence west to tlie
Columbia river say IKl chains and thence
following the Columbia river south ta the
point of comiiieiiirenitiit.
THOMAS JONES.
Dated, Galena, 11. C, 20th March, 1807.
Repairing, cleaning, and altering too,
Will be thoroughly doneby this same Frank
(Plight
Both Ladies' and Gentlemen's clothes let iua.
Will be workmanlike done, and quite up lo*
[date.
Now let me solicit your work, old and new,
And put to the test, your taOor.Fnnk Pugh:
Hb charges you'll find will be all right
And the work when completed, "Just out
[of sight."
"Patronise Home Industry!"
Ston opposite pott office,
Golden, B. C.
J. F. PUGH,
Tailor.
NOTICE.
trBHTIl'ICATB OP  IMi-KIIVirMRSTS.
Toronto Mineral C'ltiim, sitiuite.in the Golden Mining Division ot East Kootenay District
located SpilUmaeheen Mountain.
Take notice lhat I, John McRae, free miner's
certificate No. 41117. intend, sixty days
from the date hereof, to apply to the Gold
Commissioner fora certificate of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a
Crown grant of Ibe above claim.
And further take notice, that adverse claims
must be sent to the Gold t'oinmissinnef
an action commenced before the issuance
nf such certificate of improvements.
Dated tait 10th day of June, 1880,
John MirlfAi",
' By his agent, F. W. Aylmer.
Notice to Taxpayers.
Asseiament Aet and Provincial
Revenue Tax.
ALBERTA & KOOTENAY
DEVELOPMENT CO.,
(L't'd Ly.)
Offloe Altxaad.r Black, Upstairs,
COLBKN. B.C.
Mines Leased, Bonded, Bought, Developed
and Operated.
������I������
Correspondenre from Owners of Mining I'ropertlos und Parties Seeking
Mining Investment* solicited.
For
Pure Drugs
Send to      t      I      :      :
J.G.TEMPLETON,
Calgary.
Orto.   ��     t     i
CHAS.    NELSON,
New Denver.
ilry repairing done In
if. the trade with the
Northern Division or East Kootenay District.
NOTICE is hereby given in accordance
witb the Statutes that Provincial Hev-
enue Tax and all taxes levied under tbe As-
MssmentAr.tnre now due for tlie year HOT.
AD of the above named taxes collectable
within the Northern Division of East Koote
nay District are payable at my office, tbe
Court House, Golden.
Assessed Inc. an collectable at tbe following rales, vlst���
If paid on or before June 80th 1897:
Three-Hit hs of one per cent on Keid Property.
Two and one-half per cent ou assessed value
of wild Und.
One-half of one per cent on personal property.
(to so much nf tbe inenmes ot any person aa
exceeds .ue thousand dollars the following
rates namely t-Upon such excess of income
when tbe sum U not mon than ten thousand
dollars, one per rent: wheu such excess is
over ten thousand dollars and nut mora than
twenty thousand dollars one ami ane-iiuarter
of one per centt when such excess Is over
twenty thousand dollars, one aud on* half of
ane per cent.
If paid on or after the let July 1H97
Four nnli. of ono per rent on Ileal property
Three per ronton the assessed value of
wild land.
Threo-fourtlwof.ne per cent on I'tirsoaal
property,
On so much of the inronios of any person aa
exceeds one Ik-nannd dollars the following
WATCH
Clock and Jewelr
Hie best style of   ,
least possible delay. Moil and ex-
pms orders receive prompt attention.
JOHN MeaiLLAK,
ItfekMlKu<JmUff - dUn, It,
(Opposite tbe Columbia House.)
Agent for the Canadian Smelting ft
Assaying Works.
Assays, Teats and Smelling of Ores
witb the greatest expedition and scientific accuracy. ,
Call or writ* lor further information.
Golden Hospital Society.
THE HOSPITAL ia now open for tbo
admission ot patients.
TICKETS may bt had Irom the undersigned or any member of tho
committee.
PRICE���Ten Dollars ptr year or Six
Dollars ptr hall year.
KO EXTRAS except private wtrdt.
C. H
PARSON,
Atting Secretary.
Cbwr.li aorvleea.
Tht onnnl evening tervlce will 1*
 ,    -.,        ,���     -.      ._, held to-morrow in St. Paul's Church
!!!���*! S^L^A ^J*-** USO! -J-J?.."***! ����� T-80 o-look.
same la not more than ten shot-sand .dollars,
oiitaialmie-quarterofons per cent*: when
sack excess is over leu thousand dollars ami
uot more than twenty thousand dollars,
end one-half of one per cent: when such __
reus is over twenty thousand dollars oue ami
Now that men ol all elatoen and eon*
ditlont, aot tngaging in mining, tht
timely advice of an  exchange  should
behttded.   It it to work your mint on i     	
tbt tame principle at a man  would j P. C. LAKO,
construct a building for  business bt Atstttor and Collector.
had in view, bring tun ot bit business' Goldtn, January 2nd, 1897.
Mathoditt tervlce will bt held in tba
��� .school hone, to-morrow evening
-"���-- at 7:110 o'clock.
thnw-qni.i-u.rs of one per cnt.
l'rovliwial Hev.nueTai W.01 per capita.
Service will be conducted in tht
Presbyterian Chunh by Rev. Jot.
Hat-court, B.A., tomorrow morning
at 11 o'clock. ____
THE EAST KOOTENAY MINING
COUNTRY.      '
Fb'-t STEELE COUNTRY.
Tbe Blclie. of Fort Steals District.���
Tb. Gold Field, of Takt unij, Moyea.
The American Home and Garden
pnbliehed at St. Paul, Minnesota, in a
recent number gives its readers some
information about East Kootenay.   It
The" iiistdry'of Eastern Britii
lumbia as a raining region run
into .Ithe '���M'ti'tiiit  tbe  early i
wen only able with simple appliamMs;|^i
to superficially work the rich placer* !G
Information lloncernlna tb* District.
, How to ttonob It.
Mr. F. P. Armstrong writes to the
Rqsslaild Miner from Jennings. Montana..  He says:   -
There are several routea into Fort
Steele, but at thia season ol the year
bnlytwo are  open, one via Golden on
the foP.R., where a stage leaves every
Tdttd-y, arriving in Fort Steele, Sat-
���iir-jKy.-,) Fare, $1G from Golden.    The
beds wbioh are ndw yielding up treas
urea to the impctyed aids ot modern
hydraulics. Tji�� old timers knew n'oth-
ing of the quarta deposits, -kiimiji
The : t/bolb;,country ie jJaWfririvIfy
mountainbuii, ind for the^j-jioift. part
wM:m b*m-
'""-ijn'e.iThe;
thrte; parallel
..ditto. GU*
" " ni��rth
covered -frith forests of
mainly of, the varieties
look, larch, cedar and
general contour of the count
embraces an area ofv.
square vaiiet,, Then ai
ranges of. mountains, si
kirk mountains, runnim.
and south, -ylth iwo main rwittirbaSinr-r
between them. They both... rlM clow'
together under, the shadow. of thei
Rockies, - tb* Kootenai;:'���<letting ��_|
eooth, weet apd north.-in^W&CiYi-to,-
bla going off north, west o.Mmi'. ioil'Jtr,
the two finally coming together after
putting many hundreds of miles between them. Tbey are both magnificent waterways. The'mountains whicli
shadow tbem an lofty and rugged,
witb a f��iv peaks.riting to the height
of 9,000 feet and over. The snow line |
is about 0,000 feet.
A, peculiarity, of the depressions between the parallel mountain ranges of
the Pacific Northwest ia the existence
in each of a largo water system having
its sour.ee in. loq^, narrow and deep
lakes, bed by springs and mountain
snows. Tbe rivers flowing from these
and Other lakes are often large, navi-
gatjli' streams, with erratic courses in
their search among lofty barriers for
routes to the sea.
Thji climate is not severe in the
wiijiti^-, the chief .hindci-.i'iic' ilt tliut
tinJ4being snow, especially in the
hiibwr altidudes. At the water level
theit'-ermometer selilom goes below
teife. The averiiRe iiiin.rr:: laiiiifnll is
about twenty inchec. I Tbe-nights i'H
eool, and while, the heiii ol. siitnimn
gott Sometimes a's high as 90 degrees,
it is never debilitating;. Aside from
the minora! wealth which offers in-
duieiVie.its to capital and labor, the
country has attrnctions from a scenic
and health' standpoint.
Fori-r srie-lii*  iiisrmoT.
The valley,of tlia^-ashnii Kootenuy
has. the Rocky inoiiii*!niiiK tor its east-
erij'...boniidiu-y. It bus it length of
nbotji.t 800 mjlei, with m.uiy lateral
valleys, all abounding in .liiini'li --rass
ant) affording excellent grazing. During the latt two years many line min-
) eral claims have been located.   Several
mines wen bonded last senson in sums
1 raping from 820.000 to 150.000.   Ex
te(jsive placers exist !nl6nit Wild Horse
and other  creeks and  flake  gold   of
value exceeding millions of dollars has
lieen taken out in tlie last  few  years..
Bsct ijith*(sUtieji.y��ry. rrich pjy_s
were found, resiil'ing in such nu iiiHni: j
of miners that the authorities estab-1
lished a military: poat known ns Fort I
Steele. It is estimated that the out- r
put at that time wns over S'l.OOO.OOO. '
Coal had been found 'and -petroleum
springs exist." There is uo doubt a* to
thei yarled iWQUi.es- , pf, this section,
and those acquaints)! .with it.; predict a
rapid growth in population and wealth
at toon as tht world at lame realises
wh$t.it often to miners and ranchmen
Fort Steele, a town of 200 people, ia
reached by stage atid livery from Kal-
isptlit Montana,-in all seasons, and by
boit from Jennings, Montana, during
the Mason of navigation on the Ko*-
tenajr river. T|iree boats run during
th* season of 1��K and two mow will
I; be added for 1897.
Via   Kalibpell, Montana, on the
( IB   Northern   Railway.     A stsge
-leaves  Kalispell  every  Tnesrtifv and
**%K- fHre  ~��10-     Aho"- Al,l'i' *Pt
SttVigiitfon will lie open ou tho Coluiii-
.ia>.a^'-j-0*bM||a.v rivers, but the water
itl.thetestrain* still being at a very
low stag*, tin;.'.service will be more or
jess irregular nilt'i|, warm weather sets
in,. Ibiv-jtrr-bjit1' rf|iy 10. From that
time: boats.: wl'li ,rruii daily from Jen*
rlliigs-, taking1 'Id hours to run up and
12 hours down ''The steamers on tha
route will;be. North Star, currying cu
pacify1  lftO'r.toiiW^, Bnih,    120  tons;
points. Up the'St.. Mary's there tire I against British piracy remains thei
claims located all of the wny to i lie'same, whether Germany stands a'one
summit of the range lying between in a war with Britain or not. -lie'
Steele and Kootenay Lake. A trail: fact that Britain lias int'ide herself hated I
was cdt last season along the route so 'all over the World by her policy is at I
that horses may be taken from the lake t present much more inconvenient for j
but the snow is deep and the pads not j her statesmen than they allow people
available until July. Tliere is. also a , to think. They see the Continent!
trail in from Bonner's Ferry, hut it is | bristTn.g'inariiis. and when they com-1
pretty   late before it ciiirbe used, and  pn're Britain.. defenceleKsnbss with her i
SOME SIMPLE TESTS.
ae it lias not Wren out out of lute years
It is in pretty hnd shape.
No pan of the!courttry hns been well
prospected. The nifinht-i1 of pi-OHpe.-.-
tors hat always been siuiill. airI for
the most part they have si a. e.i with
tlie claims found two or three -.ears
ago, The country is largo, tlie Fori
Steele distriot alone ooiitTiluiTfi more
mineral land than nil the West Kootenay camps put together.
For others than miners better opportunities nre offered than in most new
countries. There is funning land
along the Kootenuy Hiver. north of
the boundary, and a very large area ol
grazing lands. Ii In h-iia that much
of it has bran looked up by the Canadian   Pacific Railway and the Koote
wealth���gained to .n
the Continent's ex pons
possessions rill o'viji- tli
them . criptincu li'-jlll
unixe   iinj-ifriies   .lijjo
Prospectors Cat Tbls Out It Hay Prove
Useful.
Tiie Mining and Electric News gives
some tests for lead, silver, gold, copper mnl iron ores:
Lewi and silver.���Take a piece of the
ore to be examined, powder it and pans
h.re extent nt I*���- tl--lou'--* ** ~~"e sieve- -Uk~" 25 "���"*-���-"���"
uid with her or ��hereuboutt, of the powdered ore,
V,i�� _.���,. Jt\ place   it on  an iron spoon, and roam,
- glo'-ft, most of i ���
ot.lr.r ipitioiis.
in their miii'ls.
I until uo smell of sulphur arises. Place
the samples in an evaporating dish and
G-frendolfn,.40toiii.    Fere 17.60 each ! nay  Valley   Coin|inny by whon. it is
way;     Berth*!, and meals 60 cms. | owned   iu   part, but (bene nompauiev
Tiiey sny' to tlieinfi.rl; es' thut the Con i
tine ,ini ' Powi'i-s I'nri'y one.day,'*fro.v.
lireil nf Urit'tiiii's littlo game,' throw
aside their |iett'y ilisnules. uud'turn
iigaiiist her with nn nuiteil front,
People n lliitriin urn bv uo ineiuis
blind to the.probability that in an Au*
glo-flerinnii war. Russia would ilis-
���re.rii il.e ilcsirnil opportutiity of etigiii*
ing iu n strii.glu with Great Britain
Tor' supreinncy' in Asia, und have
doubts aa to whether France woulil
iii that case side with Ibuin. Woulil -
nny uoiild Britain then ahniidoii Egypt
nnd the Soudiiii to Friuu-o. ih oriler to
bring her to her siile'i'     Certainly not.
Development Co.,     (r imite] Li ib,m> >
mill twico the quantity of nitric acid,
diluted wiih a little more boiled rain,
snow, ice, or distilled water, and allow
ii to scitlu. If cloudy the solution
must be filtered. If clear, carefully
pour olf lbs solution from the sediment
into three portions in three different
glasses. Add to one portion a few
.imps of common salt, solution of muriatic ncnl. This will precipitate lead
ami sil.iir, II any, aa a white chloride:
ndd ihe suit solution until the precipitation ceases, Four of the solution
nud wash the precipitate with boiling
water; this will dissolve if lead, leaving the silver in tho residue; pour off
the solution from the precipitate, and
ri'J'l ammonia to the precipitate, whioh
will dissolve it if silver. The chloride
bf silver, if exposed to the sunlight,
turns to a darker shade of color than
the chloride of lead, and in that case
will not dissolve in ammonia, It
i-lio ihl, therefor, be done quickly and
under io er.
! Gold. To the' original and undissolved ore add (aqua regia) one part
niti-..; to two parts hydrochloric (muriatic) acid to coyer the ofe. Digest for
half an lionr gently oyer a lamp, an\i
water until cool,and place it in a.glnss
or teat cliip. Now add a few drops of
chloride of tin solution; if gold, a purple color-will be a'jibwn. -."The Purplo
of Cassiiis.!'    This, on shaking, if too
.....I. .if'tltA        JiLlnnii-la        ks.   '   ���-.-.��.    linn,,
tutorized tyilil Stock 1km Shares il t�� nine of St.oo tick, tamj Slick 5oo,ooa Share..
This is a purely local Mining Cqmpany, formed for the purpose of acquiring aud developing properties in
East Kootenay, the richest pert ol Briti-h Columbia.
The inanaiceintnt of the Company is in tlie-bauds of capable men who are right ou the spot aud are therefore
able to secure on behalf of ihe Company the best properties available. -,-...-
Provisional Board of Directors:
1'resident: THuKAH McNA.-lir, Esq., Financial Agent, Fort Steele.    Vico-I're.iilnet rALEXAMDl.R ALLAN, Esq., merchant, Calgary.
ami ti. BAltilBit, Esq., SecreUry OoHen Lumber Co., Golden.
Treasurer: Au X AN uut Mui^UE-N. _sq., lMminger Hell Telephoi.e to., C idgi.ry.    becretary: U-U. 8. McCabtkh, Barrister, li. Wen
There are no salaried officials in this Company. The promoters shares are pooled until the Company earns
dividends. ��� Experienced pros-iectore have been engaged to secure claims for the Company in tbe Gulden and
Fort Steele Districts.
The Company will develop and sell these properties atul li.indle properties on behalf of prospectors and investors. Several thousand shares have already been aold. TheimUi-.-eof the first block of 50.000 Treasury Shares
has been placed on the Cuuadiaii market and a second block of 50,01X1 is being placed upon the market iu Great
Britain,
Treasury Shares are selling at
10  C&tis Per Share.
For forms of prospectus, application for stock, and full information apply to any of the
Directors or to
or to
Messrs. Ellis & Grogran,
.'.,   v -       siiol-ei-*., Calghry.
Hunkerm   Hunk of Montreal, Calgary.
GEO. S. McCARTER,
Mect-etary, <��oiiU*n.
(.'-.-*'      .- '     * -     ��� ���
A Theological P.lnt.
A Sunday ocgool superintendent at
the dote of an addrt.ss on the cnation,
whioh he was-sure he had kept within
the coniprehehsiob.of the least 'Intelligent of the scholars, tmllingly invited
questions.
A tiny -boy'' -with' n wSU-* eager
face an'8 large' brow, at' once h ild up
hit hand.,; -     ��� \A% -
" Please, sir, vhy-waiAdain never
ababyr"-        ���������   '���-���
The superlntehderit coughed In tome
doubt as tii Whh! .aht**er tp glt*e,1  but
Freight n.ies incitrlt-rul* 81.50 per 100
lbs, aud less than airloads <-- per 100
lbs. From Golden boats will run
Tuesdays and Frnla.is; tare f 10.
Before going further let me say that
any man gpiug into that country before warm weather acts in, as referred
to above, is simply wasting bis lime.
The hotels in Steele are  already tilled
will   now   offer  everv inducement to
settlers as ii will be to their advantage
to have the 'country developed.   Moreover, thoro   are-
pre einpteil, and
be had fui' very reasonable prices
Business men will, of oourse, want
to establish themselves on the line ol
the Crow's Nest Pass Railway.    Here
witb people who will   lie kicking their also will be opportunities which could
heels around there until ihe lii'h ol
May. The mow iu the iiioiin'i*iiis
goes quickly when it makes a atari,
but uutil that time prospecting is out
of the question. The elevation of the
town of Fort Steele is 2600 feel, but
none of the mines are less than 6000.
-   Having gut  to Fort Steele, say on
May   10, the prospector will find uo- point.   Every maii -*oliig ilito or lesv
difficulty   in  getting an outfit.     The  in'gthe coudtry must perforcegive the
stores carry large stocks of all he needs place a coil.
except   perhaps -saddle*   slid     tents. | __^ ._,',.   .   ..,.,,
Horses  can   be  had from 92b to 140,
Tht ilitlaucet  lo the different camps
a little ({ill 0^9, the el'lMt of sevsral from   the  towii  are   approximately:,    ....    _ ���.- ��� --
brothertaiid sisteft. came promptly to North  Star -110 miles; perry Creek 2b pirtilisheu a *����nid  artiult on' "The
bit aid. | miles; Moyea UO miles; Wild Horse 10 Powtr of Great Brlt*lii,*,iu which   it
says: 'The necessity of S|*cial   measures for the protection oi our commerce
Hold   Comfort.
A letter from Circle City, Alaska,
shows lhe tremendous hniilships tin-
still nice spots to he' der which life is e'l'iil'ireil there as com-
improved plac.'S can pared with the lifeof a miller iu Canada. The, biiililinus are log shanties
covered with dirt, iiml the nearest
mines are in) miles away from this
last and low phase of civilisation
Living is not only linnl Inn expensive,'
Hour being "*-* n barrel, stlgai' ~J0a. a
pound, while i nt a toes and onions sold
at 20c. as "Ion-, ns ihey lusted,"
Freighting is mostly done by dog
teams and costs from 10 tn 45 cents a
pound. The weal Iier in the winter is
intensely severe, the mercury remaining "frozen al 40 degrees below aero
fora tiiim ber of days," while iu February, IrJHtl. "painkiller froze at 12 tie ;
greet below, ami it is helievwjl
hat it was 10 degrees colder
than that,"
What a delightful plncetp live in
conipsred with our gold fields'in British Columbia ��� Mining New-s
not . be had ou the construction of
otlier roads. A business established,
say at tht crossing of the Kootenay
River, will have a free field for 12 or
18 months before competition can
come from the end of the track, ttid in
tlie meantime supplies for construction
will be distributed boih wiiys from the
Herman Dislike of Clrawt Britain.
The ������ Hnihb_rger Oachric'hie'i" has
'-P'MM-.a.r.V'j the , ttldi-, tmartiy, I miles;
���'thert-ifi-iuoboiJytonuithimr"      I There
Dibble  Group   10 to 16 miles,
an good  trails  to  all these
Common language is the best advertising language.
rua,',-
ijiuch orthe chloride' hat not heeri
added, will ..disappear. ., Add'a littlo
sulphate of Jron solution, and it will
form a brown precipitate,.which wiil
not disappear on shaking.
Copper. - Add ammonia to a portion
of tho first solution, and if copper is
present it will give, a blue color,
Iroii ��� Add to another portion of tho
first'solution a little of the ferror cyanide of potassium solution (yellow
prussiate of potash). If iron is present a deep blue color will be shown
(Prussian blue).
".*���:.      i . a ���*���
Heavy Losses and no Insuran. e
The women of Canada lose tlroi.rr-
ands of dollars every year .by h-ivi-i-,'
valuable garments and goods ruitietl
by adulterated and imitation pnekago
dyes.
There being no security of insurance
'igaiusi losses resulting from tpiuipus,
aud deceptive dyes, defrauded vsourt-n
cannot claim damages or expect to lie
recouped by the makers of the common
dyes.
Let it be understood perfectly trial:.
every package of Diamond Dyes ii
fully warranted te do what isproini-*. .1
for it
The manufacturers of Diamond l'-yt.--
me the only responsible makers in '.le
world of package dyes for home dyeing, and they rucceed because their
dyes are pure, strong, bright aiel
never-fading, and the easiest to use.
��� ���
"You say you have 15 children?
What a family!"
"|Yes. I named the last one 'Chestnuts.' "
Little land, so great of heart,
'Midst a world so abject grown;
Must thou play thy glorious part,
Hellas, gloriously alone?
Shame on Kui-ope's arms, if sho
Leaves her noblest work to thee.
Not long since a Lancashire laborer,
not feeling quite well, was persuaded
by his wife to consult a doctor.
The doctor, after making a thorough
examination of him, told hiin there
was nothing serious the matter with
hiin, but advised him to be more careful with his diet, not smoke as much
.ss usual, and above all, to abstain
from whisky for a little time.
The laborer thanked the doctor and
was preparing to leave vyheu the lut-
t erralled bim back and said : "I big
your pardon, but I charge half a ci own
for my advice."
"Mebbeyou do," replied tbe laborer
"but Pm no' takin' it." An he went
out without paying it.
AU,.intelligent effort in advertising
has a theory behind it that directs and,
molds it. __EH3*
A Cripple For Life.
SO DOCTORS SAID CONCERNING
RICHARD R. COLLINS.
H�� Spent Heaths ia tUt Toronto Hospital
Withoat Any Benefit���Pl_k Pills Cure
Him After All Other Treat_r-at Failed.
From the Echo, Wi.iii'ton, Out.
The Echo presents to its readers the
following plain statement ol fact,with
the simple comment that a medicine
that can perform so remarkable a cure
is simply invaluable, and it is no wonder that the aggregate ol its sales
throughout the country is enormous.
I, Richard B. Collins, hereby make
the following statement, which can be
confirmed by any number of witnesses
in this lection of the country. I first
began to complain ubout five years
ago. I had then been working in a
fish thanty, and was wet almost tbe
whole time, summer and winter. I
wat then confined to the house for
three months. This was my first attack and. op getting better I commenced
work again the first of the following
February and continued at it until thi
next January when I took a much
worse attack. Thedoctors pronounced
It rheumatism and after treating me
|or that disease until about the lust of
The First Baster Hay,
May, tbey discovered that my trouble
W is disease of tbe hip joint, and advised to go to an hospital. I went to
Toronto and stayed in the hospital
five weeks and then returned home.
I. however, did not recover, and was
compelled during tbe following summer to go back to the hospital where I
remained three months, getting worse
all the time. I was told I could not
be cured and when I left was only able
ta walk by the aid of crutohes. I then
came home and was not there long before I was taken to my bed. I continued in tbis state until January following, when I was advised by several
friends to try Dr. Williams' Pink Pills
I took their advice and before I had
finished the fifth box I began to improve, and by the time I bad completed
a doxen boxes I wa: able to walk without crutches,and have never used them
since. I was able to do light work in
a short time, and in January last 1897
J commenced working in the woods
and have no trouble from tbe hip unless over-exerted. During the last
three years I have spent 8300.00 in
doctors' bills, and medicines, trying
ererything recommended, but without
nny good results until I took Dr. Wil-
i- ims' Pink Pills, to which \ owe my
restored condition, us thu doctors gave
up all hopes of ever seeing tuo out of
lied alive and well. \ mav say that
before I began taking Pink Pills during iny last attack. I put in many a
piglit so bad that I never expected to
be alivp in the morning.
Rheumatism, sciatica, neuralgia,
partial paralysis, locomotor ataxia,
nervous headache, nervous prostration
and diseases depending upon humors
in tlie blood, such as scrofula, chronic
erysipelas, etc., all disappear before a
fair treatment with Dr, Williams' Piuk
pills, They give a healthy glow to
pa'e and tallow complexions and build
up and renew the entire system, Sold
by all dealera and post paid nt 50c. a
box or six boxes tor $2.50 by addressing the Dr. Williams' Medicine Co.,
Brockville, Out, Do not be persuaded
to take aome substitute.
ACUIDBNTB WIIjIj HAPPEN.
Put this time it was a God-Send to Mr, John
llro.vn, a G.A.H, Vetrim , of 2440 Marshall
St., Philade)phia-Dodged Shot and Shall
in the interest of hia Country, only to be
Attacked by that Insidious Disease, Catarrh���But Dr, Agnew's Catarrhal Powder
Cured and Permanently, too���This is what
he says���
" By a mere accident I name across Dr,
Agnew's Catarrhal Ppwder. I was a great
sufferer from that dread maiady���catarrh.
To-day it gives me unbounded pleasure to
state tor suffering humanity's sake that this
wonderful remedy effected a speedy and permanent cure in my case, and 1 have been so
thankful for it that 1 am willing to spend the
remainder of my days In spreading- the -rood
news to my fellow sufferers." Hold by 0, A,
Warren.
( A. Oakey Hall.)
St. Matthew, Chapter xxvlli.' nnd St, John
Chapter xx.
Dawn, on Jerusalem t. and yet it slept,
Unconscious of a Fact destined to be
The most important in all History.
Around a new sealed tomb hail then repaired
Two snd disciples of Ihe buried Christ
To hold fond vieils through a tedious night,
While the two Marys there wept bitter tears.
Not whiter were the clouds embossed on high
Than Jnnrinh Ariniatltea's marble tomb
Wherein the Crucltled last eve was laid.
Around it tlio sad twain i the Mnrys two
A tender wntchhilness bad wakeful kept
The while a Roman guard joined watch and
ward,
Anxious those mourners four stood mournfully
In the stern glue of tho rude soldiery.
<��rnv dawn wns melting into sunrise day
When  suddenly   the earth  beneath them
quaked,
While on the gourds befell n dondly fenr
'Twns then the four amid those sounds of awe
Saw a winged angel drop from far above
To roll away the white sepulchral wall
" Fear not," ho snid, in accents sweet and low
'Nor longer tarry. Look within the tomb
Where   lies   supinely  your sweet-scented
shroud.
For He whrjm lntoly it. hnd there emlirneed
Has, like Lazarus, arisen from the dead,"
Then fell they on their knees in prayers of
joys
And when they rose again, close nt their side
The Fosnrrected .Testis stood, ns once in life
Before them, radlent with celestial light,
Then Mary, with glnd impulse, strove to grasp
The hand of her Kabhonli hut He waved
Away lhe loving Impulse ns He said:
"Take not thy hold on Me, for not as yet
Hnve I ascended to Onr Father God I
'Tis nt. His throne that tlion nnd 1 must meet.
Meanwhile depart, nrol My disciples warn
They'll find Me soon in Mine own Galilee."
Addressing; Peter next, as Mary.left.
! And laying hands upon tlie tow bowel head)
"Thou art the rock on which I build My
Chnrch,
Which henceforth shnll this Easts- dny preserve
In holiest remembrance for. My snkc."
Still Is their joy on that Hrst Easter day
Bokiiillod year by year ns Rasters grow.
Glnd bells ring for it to tin glad blue sky;
Grand organs peal t the music of the choirs;
The ii(uriiiei�� of devontest praver and praise
And chis'uring flowers, with their rich perfume,
Keep lu remembrance the first Easter dny.
��� ���
HEART PAIN.
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HER. S. 9IeCAKT-.lt.
Notarx Public, Conveyancbe, Etc
Office   ....
Alexander Block,    -    Golden. B. C
Representing; "���
The Alberta & Kootenay  Deaelopment
Co.
The East Kootenay Mining and Development Co., Etc., Etc.
Mineral claims bougt, sol d, and developed.
HOW
IS
YOUR
B. J.  JEl'SO-N,
D.L S. A P.L.S. for B.C. Dominion A
Provincial Laud Surveyor,  Draughtsman, Valuator, Etc, Calgary, N.  W,
T,   Correspondence Solicited.
R. J. Jbphon, D.L.8., P.L.S. of B.C
and Ont. Calgary, Alba.
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Conveyancer,    Notary Publio
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In half nn hour, and in the. case of John
Crow Five Bottles Cured Heart Disease ol
Ten Years' Standing���Here's His Testimony Unsolicited,
John Crow, son of Mr. l-'eorgo Crow, farmer, near the villnge of Tart,, ..hit., writes: I
was alarmingly afflicted with palpitation and
enlargement of the heart for nearly leu years
I doctered with best yihysi.iiiis and tried
numerous remedies with very little benefit.
In our local papers I noticed Dr. Agnew's
Cure for the Heart advertised, and I determined to give it ii trial. Inside of half an
hour 1 had relief, I have taken about five
bottles nnd feel to-day that I am as well us
ever I was, 1 ain completely cured." Sold
by 0. A. Warren.
Lives of great men all remind us
That to win the golden prize,
You must hustle, keep our eyes skinned
Buy the best���and advertise.
The use of the pronoun "we" by
newspaper writers is frequently confusing to the public mind. An exchange gives the following lucid definition ^ Tlie editorial "we" has a
variety of applications. For instance
when you read we are behind with our
work it means the whole office force,
even to the devil. If we are having a
boom, the town is meant. We received
over seven million emigrants last year
means the nation; but we hare hog
cholera in our midst, means the man
who takes the paper and docs not pay
for it is very ill-,
He I have never kissed you, Alice.
Would you cut my friendship if I stole
just one?
She-1 might he tempted to. but I
was just reading about forgiving 70
times 7 offendingt. Goodness! That's
490.
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TEL-ORAPH ORDERS PROMPTLY
ATTENDED TO.
ter, Salt Rheum, Enema, Barber's Itch and
211 eruptions of Ihe skin,   iio cents.  Sold by
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Reporter���It is said that yourself
and.your comrade, O'Hoggarty, were
calm and collected after the dynamite
explosion at the quarry ?
McLubberty���Wuii, it was loike tbis
Oi waa' cairn and O'Hoggarty wat collated, at least all the*1 eoujd jSpd of
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Lists    to  any person sending them
their address.
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Does
it
stop
occasionally
or is it
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cannot
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on for correct time.
Watch repairing is
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Ull work
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The best Beer in Canada is made by the
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Manufacturers of Peer, Ale r.nd f-odn Water
Insist on Retting Calgary leer every -fait
They all have it.
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TIME    TABLE.    1897.
GOLDKN-FORT 8TERI.B route- Until opening of Navigation, Stage will
leave Golden every Tuesday, 2, p. ni., arriving in Fort Steele Saturday
morning. r  ���
Leaves Fort Steele every Tuesday morning, arriving at Golden Friday
evening.
After Ist May, Steamers will leave Golden 4, a. m., Tuesdays and Fridays, t-onnertinsr wilh Stage at Adela and arrive at Fort Steele Thursday
and Sunday afternoons.
Leave Fort Steele Tuesday and Friday mornings and arrive at Golden
Thursday and Sunday afternoons.
Fnrt Htr��le nnd Jenning* Bnntc 1
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Tht Machine and Blacksmith Shop are prepared to do all kind of repair
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Wagon repair, Poles, Shafts, Axles, Spokes and Felloes. Hieko-fy and
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The Turco-Grecian War.
HOW THE TROUBLE AROSE.---
THE POSITION OF THE
POWERS.
War has now been declared between
Turkey and Greece and fierce conflicts
have occurred. The Greek army is
across the frontier and fighting is going on, the Greeks appear to be pushing steadily forward while the Turks
are tailing back. The army and navy
at Greece are full of enthusiasm, and
lager to avenge the wrongs wroin-ht
by the Turk and to wrest the remain*
ier of their territory from the yoke of
the Moslem. War was declared on the
18th when the Porte handed to the
ire��ik Ambassador at Constantinople
liis passport with a note announcing
hat all diplomatic relationa between
he two countries were broken off. The
rurkish Ambassador at Athens hat
ilao been recalled, The newspapers
ire already full Of nccouuta of fighting
in land and tea, aad head their col-
imns with big heavy head linet:
The gege of battle.. Tbe Porte gives
he Grecian Ambassador hia passports,
formal Notification That Diplomatic
Mictions are broken. Patriotic Greeks
ill agog for war. Sharp fighting on
he frontier. Soldiers stand in arms
hirty hours. Turkish batteries cap-
ured.'
Turks and Greeks have hitler en-
lagements. A thousand dead Greeks
ouuted on a hill after a buttle. The
tlbaniane take a band in the fight.
Ireeks are gaining ground t-t-iudily but
lurely everywhere;
Battle raginc. War and rumors of
var. Laud and sea fighting. Tin-
liplomatic ruse to throw the onus ��� f
ht war upon Greece. The Porte uoti-
ieatbe Powers that "War hns Broken
)ut." Sutuna.-'s buttle at Mount
Lnallpsis.    Bombardment of Pievosa.
War in full blast. The outbreak of
lostilities not surprising. Furious
Ighting. Greek fleet triumphs, Tur-
-ey compelled to assume aggressive
tiitude. Cr.-eks advancing on i upor-
aut.pohts and awaiti I'g the npris n*
if ��� M.ceiioiiians. iiustrrrp i >u of the
mgagtme its on the frontier, and so on.
There is no uoubt whatever tbat tbe
iction of the Powers have precipitated
natters anil caused tlie outbreak of
lostilities. They interfered in a mater where they hud up right io iuter-
era- Whether Crete was to revert to
Ireece or .remain under the yoke of
?urtey" was "a question to be settled
etween these two countries. Crete
ist again and again risen against her
onqueror and fought for her liberty
,nd expressed ber determin-
tii*. to become unce more part of the
Cingdoin of Greece. There never wus
,ny doubt of ber intentions but these
reft always thwarted either by brute
orce or diplomatic promises of reform
rhioh were never carried out,-- Mer
topes and aspirations were about to
ie fulfilled. Greece had come to her
rid when the big European powe: s
teppe-i in and said No, iu the interests
if Peace,' War has now broken out,
ill the bullying of the Powers has not
invented it. Wheu war broke out
nuoug tlie Europe ui nations ii was
���ecause the "bulnnce of power" wat
hreateued- a pbaiithoin' whiuh the
latitn of Euro** |Uisud for geni-r-
itiona at the cost of billions and the
oaiofinillioiisufhiiii.au lives. Now
t is iu the interests'of Peace tbat war
ios broken out. Thu truth is that the
vhole cause of this attitude uf tit
���Suropenii Powers ia the niouev bags
ne capital that is invested in tht
otttu Empire   the integrity of Turkey
^UPTURE
erteel earn toweeiert'
nvlmtamalari Ih'
���������-_-Ml��ikrjralb
aisassDiFoi
tf__TC��K!X...
must be maintained- the security-the
worthless security must be retained
intact. It will be an eternal disgrace
on any European power who will side
with Turkey in this war. The consciences of the people of France and
Britain are aroused and their Governments will not again commit the fatal
mistake they made in 1855 and side
with the Turk. ' Italy is too closely
attached to Britain and besides her
sympathies are with the Greeks, for
her to make a false move,
The old man as the Turkish Sultan
has.been called has been sick for many
years and this war will lie his last
throes before his final extinction. In
every war since the Crimean he has
lost territory, and this war may tie the
prelude to the unspeakable Tuik being
expelled bng and baggage from Europe.
Little land, sn great of heart,
'Midst a worid so abject grown;
Must thou play thy glorious part,
Hellas, gloriously alone?
Shame on Europe's arms, if she
Leaves her noblest work to thee.
4 -I.
WAR SHIPS ARRIVING.
The Crisis In l-iewfon_<llan_..The
Halt Aet Passed by tile Newfound*
land Legislature Creates aome Excitement.
The air is full of war and rumors of
war, and assembling of Meets iu ull
parts of the world. A crisis has arisen between the French fishermen
and Newfoundland fishermen over the
enforcement of a new Bait Act passed
by tlie Newfoundland Legislatm/n and
already llritish nml French war ihips
urn on i he way to protect interests.
The French possess off the coat' of
Newfoundland three Islands, the chief
of which is 8 . Pierre -all tliut is left
of their Canadian poss, s-ious���and
which is the headquarters of their
fishing tine'. They have also territorial rights along part of the ciast of
Newfoundland, the exercise of which
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submit" to arbitration. There are
about 1000 French fishermen on the
coast as auniiist about 14,000 Newfoundland fishermen; but tbe produce
of the latter is being driven out of the
markets of the world by the heavy
bounty whicli the French Government
pays to its fishermen���about one-half
the market value of the fish. The fish
goes largely to all the Roman Catholic
conulries, and the shipments have
fallen off so largely ae in some i-s-es to
amount to one-half. The Frem-h fish
ermen not their bait in Newfoundland
waters nnd require to have it by ths
first of Msy. The Bait Act prohibits
the taking Of any bait, or pulling a
seive in the water before the middle of
May. A protest has bean made by the
French Counsul to the Imperial Government, but the Colonial Secretary
although expressing a fear that the enforcement of such en Act might cauae
trouble, has stated, tlie Home Government would heaitate to disallow the
Aot. Tbe French fishermen are seeking to evade it. The local revenue
cutters are mifor -ing it by seizing the
bouts along with their crews who are
catching halt in the prohibited wntere,
The St. Pierre authorities have asked
for French war ships to protest the interests of its fishermen, while instructions have been sent to Bermuda, tho
headquarters of the British West India Meet, for three war vessels to proceed to Newfoundland at once to assist
the Revenue Cutters in enforcing the
Newfoundland Bait Act. The warships are now on tbeir way.
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careful revision in order tbat tbe chief
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Is it
PROPOSED AMENDMENT
THE MINERAL LAWS.
TO
Mr. Smith,- M,P.P.i for WestlfUl*
looet, hus introduced in tlie B,C. Legislature an act to amend the Mineral.
Aet of 18911. The draft net submitted
contains very desirable changes in the
existing law, but what portions of it
will bncoine law it is hard to say.
The chief ch.ii.-rut which it is sought
to make are as follows: Any free
miner or company of miners holding
adjoining claims not exl-ekdinq
HioiiT in Niivni5.it shall on giving notice to the Gold Commissioner or Recorder, be allowed to do on one or
more claims; the worl: required rftob.;.
tain a certificate of work for each
claim. Under the present law ..the-
number of claims thut may be held in
this way ia unlimited.
Section 26 of the present act is
sought to be repealed an I the new
section deals with the surface rights
of holders of mineral claims under
Crown Grants and records, giving the
holders only such rights (including
tbe use of timber thereon) as are essential to the working of the claim, tbe
remaining surface rights being vested
(u the Crown
The new act slso provides that the
coat of a survey for Crown Grant .hall
be considered as work done on the
claim also,,.that: the owner .of any
claim who bat. had his claim surveyed
within one. year from the date of the
record of bis claim or if thc'claiiu was
recorded before the passing of the
amending not, then il surveyed within
a year from the passing of tbe new
get the cost ol tbis money not exceeding f 100 shall becounted as work done
on thit claim.
Another provision is that the lawful holder of a Crown Grant of a
mineral claim issued under tbe provisions of thit act shall, in cases where
such mineral claim hat been located on
watte lands of tbe Crown or on lands
pot already lawfully occupied for other
(ban mining purposes, be eutitled to
receive a Crown Grant of all the surface rights of such mineral claim on
payment to tbe Government of British
Columbia of the turn of five dollars per
acre for such land, and of, the tee of
live dollars for the Crown Grant.
There is also a clause providing that
no free miner shall be entitled to any
interest in any mineral claim which
hat been locate! nnd recorded by any
other free miner unless he has a written agreement sinned by the parties to
thit agreement slating the particular
interest he is entitled to iu such mineral claim.
Th|t will bo the. means of putting a
ttop to the. salting up'of oil) sorts of
adverse claima baaed upon verbal arrangements made between miners ns to
the shares each slmll have in claims.
Thia is a iriosiAi -eful provision and
Should certainly become law.
Another secti.-n ilirows tbe whole
onus of proof upon a person setting up
any kind ol adverse claims to a mine.
Thit also will have the effect of discouraging vtxatieus litigations reapec
ting advene claims.
Sections 10 and 11 of the present
act it is propped to repeal and thut
relieve owners nnd contractors of their
liability to pay the annual license fee
for every person in their employment
wor'jh while that we jostle a
brother,
Bearing his load on. the rough road
. , ,    of life?
Is It worth while that we jeer at etch
other,
In hh-ckness of heart that we war tp
the knife?
God pity us all as we jostle each other?
God pity us all ns we jostle each other;
God pardon us all for the triumph
we feel
When  a fellow goes down 'nealh his
load ou the heather,
Pierced  to  the  heart.   Words are
keener than steel,  *
And mightier far ior woe than weal.
Were  it  not  well, in thia brief little
journey,
On over the isthmus, down into the
tide,
We give  biin a fish instead of a ser
pent,
Ere folding the hands to be nnd abide
Forever and aye in dust af his side?
Look at those rosea saluting each other
���Look at the herds all at peace ou tbe
plain ���  ��� "     "
Mnn,.maii   only, makes   war. .on hia
* brother,'
And.la.ui.~lis in bis heart at hia peril
ari'd pain,
Shamed by the beasts that go down
���" ���'  Oj-i the plain.'"' ���
'������ it'k  .. ���
la ""it * Worth   while that we battle to
humble
Some poor  fallow-mortal down into
the dust?
God pity us all.     Time  oft soon will
tumble
All of  us together   like leaves in a
gust,
Humbled,indeed, dt wa into the dust.
'��� 4 a
THE EAST. KOOTENAY MINI G
' JOURNAL.
The publication of a new journal to
be called "The East Kootenay Mining
Journal " is shortly to be started. ��� It
will-he devoted to-the mining interests
of East Kootenay and will contain a
full record-, of all the miniug intelligence in that district. It will give all
the latest information aa to locations
of claims, the development work done,
the granting of Crown Grants, the
assignment and bonding of claima and
interests. - The opening up and working of mines nnd their outputs. The
formation and Incorporation of- Companies, their capital and their operations. It will also deal witb all legislation and litigations regarding tbe
rights of mines and miners in tbe district. It will also be a vade mecum of
news to tbe outtide world of all that
refers to tbe mining industriee of East
Kootenay. Tbe newspaper will also
contain the latest newt of a local and
general interest and it will be the aim
of . the proprietors and publishers to
make the Journal a credit to the important district of Eatt Kootenay.
and liable for the fee.
The Spokesman-Review has the following to say regarding East Kootenay'e prospecte: Many people are
going into the new mining districts in
order to be on the ground when the
snow disappears. It has been asked
where will be the greatest excitement
���a question difficult to answer. The
Trail Creek dietrict hat, during the
put two yeart, been thoroughly explored tnd thousands of claims have
been recorded. Now the adventurous
prospector ie starting out for new
bet-is. Those frmiliar with the conditions of the different sections of British
Columbia try tbe greatest interest will
be taken in these sectiont where rail-
-",- .roads are euro to be built. Eatt Koo-
uoay will probably attract more attention than any other section. It it
practically a virgin field, and offers
great inducements to the prospeqtor
sod miner. It re*ources are not known
but enough hat been revealed to warrant the belief that great  bodies  of
ia uapie.iw ine ie.. .mineral are hidden within tbe mount*
A proposed  ��,'~e"~<�����ntp��'^i'��" 8 aj�����. There is attrttch of wtter with*
requires every person or, Company engaged  in   mining for minerals other
icoaltota-eoniaminerscertin. r ^       ,,    fc      ^        ,on)d
.t**".^^ &_?_._1 Jlon^e.tr.am'.,.nd  not  into  the
thtn coal to take ont a miner's certifi
oate	
to take out the certificate. We take it,
��� however tbat under tho amended law
only ibe'employer antV'.n.t lift employee it required to take out tbe certificate. It is alto proposed to repeal
all tbe seotions of the present act deal*
ing with water rights.
It  it  to be hoped that tba Mineral
��awt will at thit teit.on receive a verr
\
id ,tjhe International boundary   to
Canadian Pacific railway,   which.
the
if
mountains. Tbe building of the
Crow's Meet Pats rtilway will naturally attract people to Eatt Kootenay,
and that section will first feel tht effects of itt construction.
.... -"-rr-*-    .
Common languagt it tbt best aiter-
tiling language.
FATAL MOUNTAIN SLIDE.
Rossland, B.C., April 91.���"fetter-
day morning at 2:30 a gang of laborera
on tbe Toad Mountain railway, asleep
in a tent 8 miles down tbe line from
Rossland, ware overwhelmed bv a
slide. Six ot tbe men are dead, oue it
dying and tht othtra will recover.
The tent was on a gentle slope and no
expectation of a slide was entertained.
One of ,the men was awakened by a
noise, which he took to be a car oil the
track and got up to investigate. He
went down tbe track and had only
proceeded a few feet when tbe elide
came down' comepletely covering the
tent. There wat some mow in the
tlidt, but the'-main mats wat composed of rocks, dirt and trees. The survivors t\t once'left for Rossland on the
engine of the work train which happened tobe on theeide track near by,
Or.' Bowes at once left for the scene
and in an hour, a big force wat at work
trying to locate the men. It seems a
miracle that any escaped. One man
was found pinned down by a tree, bnt
was practically uninjured; another
who had been asleep under t kitchen
table wat taved by that piece of furniture. The namei of the victims are
not obtainable at tbe present Writing.
A Bmlleol-Conservatlve Government.
Differences of opinion exist not only
in the Conservative party in tbe Dominion, but also in tbe Conservative
party in the Mother Country. Mr,
Thomas Gibson Bowles, M. P., for
Lynn Regis, who held a subordinate
post in tbe former Conser/stive Government, thus writea about the present
Government:
"Tlie present House of Commons,
with a great Conservative majority
absolutely unchecked by anything like
effectual criticism on the part of the
united, opposition, seems destined by
the ironv of fate to become known as
the most revolutionary of the century.
With tlie approval and support of the
most powerful 'Conservative government ever known, the House has sue*
cesively accepted and affirmed the
principle of female suffrage, of a criminal court of appeal, and now of the
law of evidence bill. It baa passed
the second reading of the bill making
woman iuto a man, the bill tb destroy
the jury, and the bill to bang a man
on his own evidence, What is worse
these revolutions have, one and all,
been introduced with the utmost
lighthesrtedness, -proposed with the utmost levity, discussed with the utmost
inadequacy and decided by the merciless use of closure."
��� * ���
A  Doubtful  Tsstlinonlal.
" How do you like your new typewriter?"   inquired the tgent.
" It't splendid." was the enthusiastic response.
" Well, would you mind giving me
a little testimonial to that effect?"
" Certainly not; I will dp it gladly.
So he rolled np hit sleeves, and in
nn incredibly short time pounded out
this:���
"afterd Using thee automatig Back-
ationn atype writ,, er (or thre eminth
I andOver: i udhesitatt nggly pronounce it pro no nee it to be all ad even
more than the e Manufacture claim?
for it. During tbt time been in oug
possession id hna more th an prid paid
for itlself in the Saveing oF time an d
labrr? John Smith.',
"There you are, sir."
"Thanks," said the agent dubiously
��� *
The   Haling Passion.
A reader of a ctntemoorary vouches
for tbe truth of the following story: ���
" A oouin of mint, who is a diaper,
recently came to stay with me for a
week or twd. On the night of hit arrival we retired to bed about eleven. In
the night I wat awakened by an unaccountable tugging at the bottom of
my nightshirt. I wat about to remonstrate with him, when my garment
was suddenly ripped up tbe back from
the hem to the neckband, and a business-like voii e exclaimed,' Three vai-ds
at two and a half- sevenpence halfpenny. Anything else today, Mill?'
And took a lot of shaking to make my
sleepy friend realiae that I watn't taking any."
��-__���
A farmer, notoriout for hit temper
and remarkable mean nets, wit trying
to engage a lad to assist on tbt farm,
but would not close tht bargain until
he had brought a character- from bis
last place. Run and get It, and meet
me a, the Market Croat at four o'clock,
wet bit final injnnct(pn. The youth
waa iip to time, and the farmer /eked
���"Well, bave yon got your -.arao*
ter?" "Na," replied tbt jrqndi. "but,
What't better, f~vt got yourt, and I'm
hb coming."
ft Makes
Siqk People
Well and Strong,
<d
Has Cured
Thousands
and Given Them
a New Lease
of Life.
Do Not Allow
Your Dealer to.
Offer You
a Substitute.
vfl
When you come to Golden stop at
The   Kootenay   House,
GOOD
SAMPLE f
ROOMS.       It
contonient
.to station.
every attenTION   PAID   TO   r'
GUESTS.
FIRST
CLASS
TABU.
PRIVATE
DINING
ROOM.
BATES)
W.OO FIR DAT.
>1
GOLDEN,   B.C���
S,    ADLER,     Proprietor.
THE
���     ������������������a
QUEEN'S   HOTEL,
Headquarters for Commercial men.
Two Commodious {.ample Rooms.
Baggage transferred free.
Hot and Cold Baths.
Choice Wines, Liquors and Cigars.
Rates $2.00 Per Dpy.
J.   C.   GREENE,  -    Prop.
^*mmmmm
TRAVELLERS
DON'T FOIigET
55 Columbia House
Home Comforts.       . .        ,
Modern Conveniences.        . ,
Pest Cuisine in the West.    . , .
Commodious Sample Rooms. .      ...
Headquarters for Mining Men.
First Class Brands of Liquors and Cigars.
Ulm. JWcfieish, * Prop,

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