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VOL V.   NU. 2
92 Per Year
I have just finished my annual stocktaking and find that my stock far exceeds
my expectations ia suits, pants, coats, vests, boots and shoes,
hats and caps.
In order to remedy this I offer the following inducements:
Suit-..    I ������ave over FIFTY Suiu "������*���' I wil1 -"--1 at costai*a
Rnnrc   Br   Q*hfine     *��� -*ave an immense stock of boots and shoes at
DUUtD   <*   OHUCa. prices satisfactory to all.
Hats & Caps.
have over
I hare over THREE HUNDRED pairs of pants that I will sell
at exact cost.
I have over TWENTY coats that 1 will sell at all prices.
have  over  TWENTY
low prices.
vests    tbat   I  will  sell  at  very
have hats and caps to fit the. head and suit the
It will be to yonr interest to call and examine theme
CASH   I1AR<.AIj\��.
Golden, B.C
Simpson's Kidney Pills
have never failed to cure
"Lame   Back."
IO fl \7 Booky Mountain Lodge,
��� V.U.r. j*-,. 34, meets every
Monday eveninj.'ni tf o'clock. Visiting
brethern cordially welcomed.
H, G. PA11SON, Secy.
Golden, on tlio main lino of Ihe ('.'mailinn
Pacific Hallway, at iu connection with the
steam hunt navigation of the Columbia river ;
thn mineral awl commercial centre of Eastern
British Columbia I headquarters of th* Hold-
on Smelting works, the Upper Columbia
Navigation Co., and lumber industry; the
outlet for the widely known and far
famed agricultural and grazing land of the
Columbia A Kootenay Valleys; unrivalled
for scenery of all kinds; the distributing
point for tlie richest mineral country on the
Best Quality Goods.
Lowest Cash Prices.
��� Manufacture,    of    Sash,   Doors,
Turned and Sawn Balusters, Newel Posts, Hand Rails and
Brackets, besides continuing- the Machine Shop work,
Have on hand a lot of Wash Basin and Bath
Mr. and Mrs. Anderson of Field
were visitors this week.
Mr. W. R. Hull spent several days
in town during the past week. ,
Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Neilson of
Benver wero in town on Monday.
Mr. P. Leake, M.E., returned on
Monday from a trip to the coast.
Mr Jas. Connacher paid us a flying
visit from Kamloops this week.
Mr. J. C Greene has cut a portion
off the bar room of the Queen's and
converted it into a sitting room.
P. 0. Inspector Fletcher was a visitor on Monday. He went south per
S. S. " Duchess " Tuesday morning.
Mr. Gordon Sutherland returned on
Sunday from Kamloops where he has
been working all summer.
Hon. F. J. Lncclles was among the
arrivals from the Upper Country per
S.S. "Duchess" last week.
We are glad to stale'that Mr. Hurry
Woodley has recovered Irom his serious illness and is able to be about
The public, school re-opened on Monday, inul Miss Preston nud her pupils
have settled down to another term's
hard work.
Government Agent Armstrong has
issued a proclamation to the effect that
it is unlawful for swine to run at
large, and drawing the attention of
swine owners to the fact.
Mrs. Lako, Miss Sutherland, Messrs
A. Sutherland, J, Woods and party
loft on Wednesday for Fairmont
Springs where they will camp out for
a couple of weeks.
The trustees ol the Roman Catholic
Church hnve a railway conductor's
gold lantern, valued at 990, which
they intend milling off. The raille
will take place on Monday, Sept. 2nd.
Tickets *1.00.
Mr. Hewitt Bostock, the prospective
Liberal anndidato for Ytile-Kooleuay
at the not far distant general elections,
came In from the west on Monday's
express and has spent the. week in
making himself acquainted with the
electors in this district.
At the special school meeting held
Inst Saturday for the election of a
school trustee, W. L. Houston was
elected by acclamation to fill the unexpired term of .Mr. J. F. Armstrong,
who wus compelled to resign owing to
his recent government appointment,
Referring to the report in our last
issue of tho fire in the Golden Lumber
Co.'s limits, we were in error in stating that the Company hnd neglected
the fire in r.ny way, tbey having doue
all that was possible to extinguish it
and prevent it from spreading. The
damage done to the timber is not. as
great as was anticipated.
The Windermero Sports take place
next Wednesday. The managing committee have completed all arrangements and everything points to a successful meeting. The Upper Columbia
Co. are offering specinl rates to visitors
to the races, for particulars see posters
The Gun Club boys have been practicing hard during the past few weeks
and mean to take first place iii the
shooting match.
The shooting tournament for the
purse of $50 offered by Colonel Forrester, of the Lake View house, Sicamous,
will take place on August 23rd. Kamloops, Armstrong and Vernon have
arranged to be present, and Donald,
Revelstoke and Golden have yet to be
heard from. The clubs will shoot five
men to a team, 25 birds each, from 10
traps at known angles and unknown
traps.���Kamloops Sentinel.
Curlin & Lake, general merchants,
Golden, B.C., have assigned in trust
to W. Georgeson, of Winnipeg. It is
not likely that the creditors will lose
much, if anything, as the assets are
heavy. The mariner in whicli this
firm have acted in their difficulties,
stands out in contrast to the crookedness of some insolvents who have been
gathered lu during the past year.
Both parties placed io the hands of the
assignee every dollar or dollar's worth
they possessed including a wide range
of exempt property, which the law
allowed them to retain, if they were so
inclined. Men of that stamp may
meet misfortune, but they will survive
it and rise again above it.���Winnipeg
The Unionist victory of 152 in the
late election is the largest in the politico! history of Great Britain, except
that of 1832, when the Liberals were
returned with a majority of 370,
Presbyterian Service,
Service will be held to-morrow
morning in the school house at 10
o'clock, conducted by Rer. T. S.
Edward Blaker Also present on the'
Irish benches were Messrs T D Sullivan, John Dillion, Charles K. D. Tanner and other leaders of the Irish Nationalist Party. Later in the day
however, the Liberal benches became1
crowded, and when tho proceedings'
commenced the Liberals had showed
up in strong force.
At 2 p.m. the Usher of  the Black
Rod appeared at the bar of the House
and all talking was immediately hushed.     The members were then formally
requested to attend the House rt Lords
and hear   the   reading  of  the Royal
Commission opening the new Parliament.     Thereupon Sir Reginald F D
Palgi-ave, KCB, Clerk of the House of
Commons   followed   by   a number of
members, proceeded   to  the House of
Lords where the   Royal Commission
was read.     On their return the Rt.
Hon A J Balfour and Sir Wm Vernon-
Harcourt entered  the House and were
loudly   cheered.     Rt.   Hon    Joseph
Chamberlain, who   followed, was   received with   loud Irish derisive cries,
Rt Hon Sir John R Mowbray, Bart.,
then moved the re-election of William
Court Gully as Speaker of the House-
of  Commons and  congratulated the
House upon being able to open its proceedings with such an act and without
a dissenting voice.   The Liberal whip,
Mr. Thomas Ellis,seconded the motion
and  complimented   the Conservative
leader  Mr.   Balfour, on the course he-
had taken   iu this   connection.     Mr.
Gully then thanked  the House for the1
honor done him. which he said he did-
not think  he owed to personal considerations,   but   to   the  manner  in
which he hoped he had acquitted himself during   his term of  office.     The
Speaker  wns   then   conducted to th.
chair amid loud cheers from all parts
of   the House.     Upon   assuming the
chair Mr,   Gully   again   thanked the
House for the honor done him, and the
mace was   then   laid upon the table.
Mr. Balfour congratulated Mr. Gully
upon his re-election in a few words,
expressing  confidence  in   his impartiality, Sir William Vernon-Harcourt.
on behalf  of   the  Liberals, also congratulated  Mr.   Gullv,   but  it   was
noticed that   he was not cheered as
warmly as was Mr. Balfour.
The  House of  Commons  then adjourned until to-morrow.
Sew   Illiiniliiiint.
Tlie Iinpnrlal Parliament.
London, Aug. 12.���Preparations for
the assembling nf the House of Commons commenced early this morning.
One member arrived at 5 o'clock in the
morning and waited outside until the
House was opened at (i o'clock, in order to win Hie distinction of being the
lirst member to enter. Other members
came iu later, until by 10 a.m., 30
places were secured by the Government
side of th': House, while only six scats
had been taken by the Opposition. Mr.
E. G. Hutch, Conservative, who defeated Dr. Parkhurst, Liberal, in the
(iorton division of Lancashire, was the
person who won the distinction of
being the first member to enter the
House of Commons to*iluy.
As generally expected, Mr. William
Court Gully, M.P. for Carlisle, was reelected Speaker when the House assembled this afternoon, without opposition.
Tliere was a large attendance of members. The Government benches at an
early hour were crowded to excess
and inaliv members were compelled to
take refugo on the cross benches.
Among the Irish members of Parliament wero Mr T M Healey, who sat
between  Mr T P O'Connor and  Mr
Ottawa, Aug, 12.���James Sutherland, Liberal whip, had Caron and
several of the leading departmental
officers, view a test iu the patent office
to-dny of acetylene, a new illuminant
which is to be manufactured for experimental purpor.es. It is the product
of the remarkable research ol T. L,
Wilsen, of Woodstock, Sutherland's
home. The test to-day was made
with a small improvised gasholder
aud a couple of reduced gas burners,
giving a Steady, intense white light of
250 candles, burned at the rate of 5
cubic feet per hour, or 12.} times more
light than the equivalent of ordinary
illuminating gas. Acetylene, or cal-
cttm carbide is the product of common
limestone und coal, and resembles a
chunk of nnslacked lime. Immersed
in water it gives off gas in tbe proportion of nj cubic feet for each pound
used. It can be manufactured for $10
a ton or 950 per thousand feet for gas.
Tho new material bus created a sensation here,
Ottawa, Aug. IU.���James Wood,
father of Controller Wood, died yesterday, aged **0 years. t%\\9 (l5-lt>eit Qiva
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Saturday morning iii time to catch the eust
ami west mail trains, also  llie  mail  for  tlio j
upper country, Wiuderiiiero, I'-'.rt Sieolo etc
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Kootenay district.
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whom tho Company's receipt will be obtained.
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SATURDAY, AUG. 17, 1805.
Fow Chow, China, Aug. 8.��� Dr.
Gregory, an American missionary,
who escaped from Ku Cheng, gives the
following account of the massacre
At 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 1,
a rative Chris'iun rushed into my
study, saying that several of the
foreign ladies at Hwu, n mountain resort about 12 miles from the city of
Kit Cheng, had been killed this morning and that two houses had been destroyed. Fifteen minutes later a note
from Mr. Phillips confirmed this. He
wrote that five ladies were dead, the
Stewarts were missing and four persons wero seriously wounded. He
expressed the hope that I was then on
my way to Hwa Sang. I immediately
went to the ynmcii, where hundreds of
excited natives had already gathered,
and requested the district magistrate,
Wong, to send some soldiers at once
to Hwa Sang to protect those still
living. Iu half an hour the. magistrate went to Hwa Sang under an
escort of about (10 noldiers.
The injured, oxcepting Mr. Phillips,
arrived there only two or three days
belore and were lodging at a native
house some distance from the Enplish
cottages. I was delayed in leaving
Ku Cheng, owing to the fact that the
coolies refused to carry chair*. On
my arrival I set. to work to make the
injured as comfortable as possible.
Miss Codrlngton received a sword cut
extending from the left angle of her
mouth diagonally outward and downward seven inches long, completely
dividing the lower lip and exposing the
interior maxillary bone, one cut on the
crown, three inches in length and
quite down to the inner table of the
skull; one cut across the nose between
the right eye, five inches long, and
another three inches long on the right
side of the neck. The last two were
skin wounds only. There were also
two contusions on the right arm and
a deep puncture wound on the outsido
of the right thigh. Her condition is
Miss Mabel C. Hartford, of the
Methodist mission, the only American
residing in Hwa Sang, who at the
time was living in a small native hut,
some twenty rods from the English
cottages, was attacked by one assassin
armed with a trident. She received a
slight cut in the lobe of the right ear,
was thrown to the ground, beaten
about the lower extremities and the
body. While the murderer was engaged in this attack a servant grappled
with the assailant, and during the
struggle Miss Hartford escaped.
Miss Hollis remained hiddon until
all wtistovcr.
Mildred Stewart, aged twelve years,
received a wound on the outside of the
right knee joint six inches long and
two punctured wounds. Her condition
is serious.
Kathleen Stewart, eleven years old,
received seveial slight wounds, they
are not serious.
Herbert Stewart, six years old, received a deep wound on the right side
of the neck, one on the crown of the
head and one on the back ol the head
four inches long, cleaving the skull, a
circular scalp wound, small punctured
wound in the chest and a stab in tbe
back. He died of tbe injuries thirty
hours later on the road to Sui Kow.
Evan Stewart, threo years old, wns
stubbed in the left thigh. His condition is not serious.
Buby Stewart, thirteen months old,
has a severe injury to the right eyo, a
penetrating wound in the left frontal
region. The injuries probably will
prove fatal.
Of those killed, .Mr. and Mrs. Stewart, Nellie Saunders, and Lena Bellow,!
an Irish nurso, were almost wholly
incinerated in the burned house. In
all probability they were murdered
before the house was burned.
Kathleen Stewart saw Nellie Saunders lying unconscious on the nursery floor, and removed Baby Stewart
from beneath tho dead body of the
Bessie Newcomb was cut on tbe left
cheek and hand, and was then thrown
over a steep embankment, where we
recovered the body.
Miss Marshall's throat was frightfully cut and there was a deep sword
wound in the left wrist.
I failed to find any serious wound
on the body of Miss Stewart, I am inclined to think that she died from tbe
shock. This opinion is sustained by
Miss Codriiigton's report to me.
Miss Gordon received a deep spear
wound .in the side of tho neck and one
on the right side of the head.
Topsy Saunders' death was caused
by a spear wound in the right side ol
the head, the wenpon entering the
brain. The last three bodies were
lying in one heap. Apparently no
post-mortem mutilation had been attempted. This fright fill massacre was
done by members of the secret society
known ns the Vegetarians, who have
heen causing much trouble alike to
Christians and heathens in and around
Ku Cheng city. From various reports
of those who saw the attack, I believe
that about eighty men were engaged.
They were armed with spears and
S'vords nnd seemed strongly organized
under one chief leader. The attack
came like a thumb, rbolt out of a clear
sky. Thirty minutes from the time
the onslaught commenced not a single
Vegetarian was to be seen near the
ground of the massacre. Mr. Phillipps
and I worked all the latter part of the
night placing the remains in coffins.
We finished the horrible duty about 8
p.m. on the second, and fearing longer
to remain on the scene wo undertook
to secure transportation to Sui Kow.
According to our request, the district
magistrate bail remained with his escort on the ground, so we at once
appealed to him for chairs for the living and bearers for ootfins. After
urgent pleading and finally commanding I was able to leave Hwa Sang at
2 p.m., and by traveling all that night
managed to roach Sui Kow. We left
for Foo Chow in the afternoon. Wo
were welcomed bv, and our hearts
were devoutely thankful to, United
States Consul Hexsen for his prompt
action and successful efforts in securing and immediately dispatching a
rescuing party, the presence of which
greatly relieved our fatigue and suffering during the remainder of the journey to Foo Chow.
Washington, D.C., Aug. 8.-The
United States anticipated Great Britain in taking the most energetic steps
for the protection of the American
missionaries in China.    A letter from
Minister Denby, dated towards the
close of June, shows that Mr. Denby
had made a sweeping and peremptory
demand upon the Chinese government
for the fullest protection for all Americans living in China. Just what
answer was returned by the Chinese
government is not known, but it is a
fact that so far as the department is
informed in all of the outrages committed upon the missionaries in China
not one American was killed or iti-
London, Aug. 8.���A dispatch to the
Pall Mall Gazette from Shanghai says
further and reliable news of an alarming nature has been received tliere. It
is stated that fanatical outbreaks
against Christians have occurred at
Ching Chow, a seaport of the province
of Fo Kin, and at Huleh, Taiping and
Ah Hul. These outbreaks are not
merely the work of Vegetarians, but
are said to be organized and carried
out by Chinese officials. The extent
of the damage done it appears is not
yet known, but the foreigners are reported to have escaped. Owing to the
unsettled state of the province, 200
Sitah, reliable British Indian troops
from Hongkong will escort the British
consul from Foo Chow to Ku Chong,
where the consul will conduct an enquiry into the recent outrages. In
conclusion theShiingh.il correspondent
of the Pall Mall Gazette expresses the
opinion that further outrages are inevitable unless Great Britain "takes
swift and deadly vengeance."
A dispatch from Hong Koug cabled
exclusively to the Associated Press
last night announces that the British
and American missions at Fat Shan,
near Canton, were attacked yesterday
afternoon by a large and iniuriated
mob, which demolished the hospitals
and cn*ised some of the missionaries to
liee to Shamon, ��� It is stated that the
Wesleyan mission has one ol the most
important medical missions in China
at Fat Shan. The h'ospital and sta*
tion are under the charge of Dr. Wan-
yon, who hits just arrived here after a
perilous journey, during which he
was arrested in Armenia as a spy. The
rest of the mission staff are at the
Wesleyan mission at Fat Shan. They
were attacked a few years ago and a
missionary was killed.
Hongkong, Aug. 8.���At u public indignation meeting just held here lesol-
titious were passed expressing anger at
the supposed connivance of the Chinese government iu the Ku Cheng massacres and disgust at the apathy and
indifference of the British government
failing to recognize the gravity of the
situation. Those present further declared that a money compensation for
such outrages is wholly inadequate,
und that swift and stern action is
Washington, Aug. 8. ���The state department has not called on the secretary of the navy for war vessels to
assist in protecting the missions, but
it is known at both departments that
the Petrel, ou her recent voyage up
the Jong Tse river, assissted in maintaining quiet. There has been received
at the stato department a report from
Consul-General Jernigan, in which he
quotes from one of the French fathers
at Wa Htm stilting that the arrival of
the Petrel off Wn Hua was providential, saving many lives and preventing
anticipated trouble. British Consul
Ford confirms the report and snys
that had it not been for the American
gunboat the foreigners at Wa Hua
would have suffered in the riots.
London, Aug. 8 ��� The Chinese minister had a protracted interview with
the Marquis of Salisbury today.
there by supper time. The dinner at
the jail consisted of corn bread, beans
and bacon. At the boy's request the
jailor gave him a big piece of bacon.
He ate the beans and bieud, but us
soon as the jailor left to work in the
field near by, the boy took off all his
clothes, thrust them through a hole in
the door,through which the prisoners'
meals were passed, and greasing him-
sell from head to foot, squeezed his
body through a 6x10 inch hole, put on
his clothes and went home. He Bent
word to the jailor that he could be
found at home. That night he was
found at the bedside of his father,
bathing the old man's head. The jailor allowed the boy to stay until bed
time when he took him back to
A Pretty Tight Sqnceio.
Brownville, Ky., Aug. 9.���Willie
Blair, 1G yeurs old, who for some
months has been confined in a jail here,
made his escape Wednesday in a remarkable manner. In the morning he
got a letter from his home in the
country, saying his futher was very
ill.     He sent word back he would be
Murder of a YnnkeeCaptntn.
Philadelphia, Pa., Aug. 9. ���Capt.
Sproule, of the British steamship Ca-
paca, who last night landed the survivors ol the Prince Oscar disaster,
had another startling story to tell today. It concerned the alleged murder
of Capt. Peter Steger, if the American
barque Edward Kidder, by four unknown seamen, near the South American port. The supposed murderers
escaped on a stolen vessel and it fs believed perished in a fire which destroyed the ship near Rio Janeiro.
The Kiddei put in at Topmost, a
small port on the western coast ol
Peru, on the night of the 28tn. There
were a few other foreign and coastwise
vessels in the harbor at the time, the
crews of most of which hud gone
ashore. The following day Capt.
Steger landed and met the other visiting mariners who were from American, English, Spanish and Norwegian
barques. Several of them, including
Capt. Steger and four seamen, whose
names are not. known, left on July 1st
for Lake Boyes to hunt seal*. Three
of the men belonged to the American
barque, W. W. Crapo. After an absence of three days, the men who had
accompanied the skipper returned
without him and proclaimed ignoranct
of his whereabouts. Subsequently,
however, one of the men, while nndei
the influence of a narcotic, said that
Capt. Steger had fallen overboard into
Lake Boyes and was drowned. This
did uot satisfy the missing Captain's
crew and a searching party was organized. After much difficulty they
discovered Steger's mutilated body in
a clump of brushwood. It was apparent tbat he had been murdered and
a hasty return was made to capture
the guilty men. They were too late,
however, for upon their return it was
learned that the four men had seised
the Crapo the night before and put to
sea. The master of the Crapo was
obliged to embark on another vessel
for a more extreme southern port and
when near Rio Janeiro, the charred
hull of the Crapo was discovered in
the ocean.
Gems of Thought.
Honest error is to be pitied, not ridi
The culture which does not reach
the heart is a failure.
Strong faith in human beings is a
stronger faith fu God.
If you reject the evidence of the
senses, you have no means of distinguishing truth from falsehood.
When it is said of a man that he
treats men and women jnst alike, you
may be sure ho treats them all as it
they were men.
It is only In the struggle tor the
immediate necessities of life that characters have been built up, and not in
contests for honors.
A true man's allegiance is given to
that which is highest in his own
nature. He reverences truth, he loves
kindness, he respects justice.
Water poured down a dry pump
often sets it to work to bring up water
ot its own; so suggestive reading sets
the mind in  motion  on its own account.
Thrice happy is the home where the
wife recognizes other wants than
those of food and clothing, antl according to her possibilities provides tor
Little lies are seeds of great ones.
Littie cruelties are germs of great ones
Little treacheries are, like small holes
in raiments, the beginning of large
In the love of a brave and faithful
man there is always a strain of maternal tenderness; he gives out again
those beams of protecting fondness
which were shed on him as he lay on
his mother's knee.
A man should have before him
either great men or great objects;
otherwise he loses his powers like the
magnet when it hns not been turned
for a long period towards the right
point of the compass.
A proper and judicious system of
reading is of the highest importance.
Two things are necessary in pursuing;
the mental labors of others���namely,
not to read too much, and to pay
great attention to the nature of what
you read.
In considering faults and follies,
whether of our own or of our neighbors
it is always wise to trace them back,
as far as possible, to their true sources
If they are our own, we may thus discover the best method ot overcoming
theiu; it they are those of others, it
will invariably increase our charity
and prevent unjust blame.
Those who have enough individuality to think ior themselves earnestly
and deeply find in that very exercise a
happiness that is all their own. They
may share it with others, and it may
be heightened by sympathy, but it
cannot be taken away. It opens a
refuge from many troubles and helps
one to bear many burdens.
Gold In the Sen.
When we have extracted all the
gold from the auriferous mines and
drifts of the world we may have to
turn our attention to the extraction of
the precious metal from the ocean.
Scientific authorities tell us that from
one-tenth to one-fifteenth of a grain of
gold is contained in every ton ot salt
water, and having regard to the vast-
ness of the oceans, it is therefore no
exaggeration to assert that there are
millions of tons of gold in the sea.
Sonstadt was the first who scientifically demonstrated the presence of gold
in the ocean; and from experiment,
made on salt water from various part,
of the world in 1872, he wa. able to
show that the prevalence ot the metal
was not only universal, but tolerably
uniform in quantity. Assuming the
average to be about one-thirteenth ot a
grain, at which Sonstadt puts it, and
taking the weight of the 400,000,000
cubic miles oi water with an average
depth of 2600 fathoms to be 1,840,-
000,000,000 tons, the total quantity of
gold contained in the oceans of the
earth reaches the v< ry respectable
amount of 10,COO,000,JOO tons. The
chemical element which holds the gold
in solution is iodine, which occurs in
the form of iodate ot calcium, and
Sonstadt found that not les. than
17,000 tons were contained in a cubic
mile of sea water, being equivalent to
11,072 tons of iodine. More recently,
Mr. T. A. Richard, working on these
calculations, ha. come to the conclusion that there are 4,428,800,000,000
tons ot iodine In the oceans. Owing
to it. density, it might naturally be
expected that, if gold were present in
the sea In the proportion stated, it
would be precipitated and found among
the sediment on the ocean floor; bnt i.
kept suspended by the iodate ot calcium, which, although it does not
render gold soluble, as iodine does,
supplies sufficient iodine to keep tL'e
gold in solution. She Caught n Shark.
The Seattle Post-Intelligencer says:
A shark ten feet long was caught on a
hook by a young lady while fishing
for halibut from the deck of the steara-
iship Queen, at Killisnoo Banks, between Eort Wrangel and Sitka, on the
recent Alaska trip. The Queen lay
there at anchor for three hours to
allow the passengers an opportunity
to engage in the exciting sport ot halibut fishing, and a large number of
highly elated fishermen with large
hooks and lines were landing one and
two large fish at a haul when the
young lady, who Collector McDonald
thinks was Miss F. A Sprague, of San
Francisco, discovered that upon her
line was the strongest and largest fish
of the season, but imagine her excitement when, by the help of a gentleman, tho ugly, vicious-looking monster of the deep was pulled to the surface of the water and found to be a
Thn excitement of the large crowd
was intense, but the plucky young
lady did not lose her nerve and hung
ou to the line till a rope in the form of
a lasso was securely fastened around
the sea-fighter's tail, rendering it helpless. It was then shot dead and by
the efforts of several men hauled to the
lower deck.
It measured ten feet in length and
weighed four hundred and ten pounds.
It was not of the man-eating variety,
there being none of that kind so far
north. It was more of a stupid,
sluggish, ugly kind which live on fish,
and wus probably making havock in
the halibut banks. Captain Carroll
before returning had some of the teeth
of the sea monster removed and preserved for the young lady, who probably enj-ijs the distinction of being
the only woman who ever made such
a capture on the Pacific coast.
Hydrophobia from Skunks.
"Is a skunk a dangerous animal?
I should say so," remarked E. P.
Glaze of St. Louis. "I know very
many people will be surprised at the
assertion, but there is one species ol
this unpopular tribe that is as much
to lie dreaded as a rattlesnake, as 1
learned one year while sojourning in
Western Texas. One night in midsummer a party of us were camping
out on the prairie of Llano count-
when we wereawakened by the scream*.
ol a colored boy who had been taken
along to cook for the outfit. He said
that something had bitten him, and
examination showed that his hand
was pretty badly torn. There was
uninistakeable evidences of a skunk in
the vicinity, and there was no doubt
that it had done the deed.
" The sequel is chat a few days later
the boy died a horrible death of hydrophobia. I learned that it was not
a rare thing for the bite of these miserable little cats to produce that dreaded
ailment, and several well-authenticated
cases of it occurred before I left the
State. Some people think that hydrophobia finds its origin in these animals."���Washington Post.
Cann & Co.
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Fruits, Confectionery, &c. &c.
Pianos,  Organs, <_ Sewing Machines
sold for oash or long time
OittiKiis hy Mau, on Otherwise will
Receive Prompt Attention.
Opposite the Kootenay Hotel.
Golden, B.C.
Golden Hospital Society.
THE HOSPITAL is now open for the
admission of patients.
TICKETS may be had from the undersigned or any member of the
PRICE-Ten Dollars per year or Six
Dollars per half year,
NO EXTRAS except private wards.
��xxaixxK*& ��m-i***.
Hon. J, A. Lougheed, Q,C.
. McCarter.
Loagheed A  SlcCarter,
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Etc., Etc.
Solicitors for Bank of Montreal.
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The Imperial Hank of Canada.
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Tlio Miissoy-Ilarri-, Co. (Ltd).etc., etc.
Unices- Stephen Avenue, Calgary,
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In order to insure the return of
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Books may be exchanged between
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Fish Batched by a Hon.
Fish-hatehing in China is sometimes
conducted with the aid of a hen. Tho
i spawn is collected from the water's
edge, and placed in an empty egg-shell
The egg is then sealed with wax and
placed under a sitting hen. After
some days the egg is carefully broken,
and the spawn emptied into water well
warmed by the sun. There the little
fish are nursed until they are strong
enough to be turned into a lake or
Perhaps the most fortunate politician
who ever lived, in the matter of legacies, was William Pitt, Earl of Chatham. In consideration of his services
to the co.intry, the Duchess of Marlborough left him a legacy of ten
thousand pounds. Some years afterwards Sir William Pvnsont died, leaving the great orator three thousand
pounds a year. This fortune wns
quite unexpected, and Pitt never saw
his benefactor in hii life.
B.C. Southern Railway Company.
Notice is hereby given that in pursuance of the Act. a proper plan hns
this day been filed in the Department
of Lands and Works setting forth tin
lands to be taken on amended locatior.
between Stations 1UC0 antl 2252.71
oltl chainage as provided for in the B
C. Railway Act, Chapter 39, Section
10, Clause 8, uud Clause No. 2, at
amended by Chapter 35.
jn 29im
Assoc. Mem. Inst. C.E.
Cochrane, Alba.���Ft. Steele, B.C.
Samuel S. Fowler, E.M.,
Properties reported upon.    Estimates and
plans tor all iiiet-.llurgic-d plants.
P. 0. Box 1,    -    Golden, B.C.
Livery & Feed Stables,
Saddle Korses for Hire.
GOLDEN,       ���       R.V.
Whole-tale and Kef all
Cattle, Sheep and
Horse Dealers.
I perfect eaie to wearer, than by all other
I drvirr-comblnrd. TheyietaJniarere-t
1 Rupture under aevereit strain.   Aayi-
tam of fitting hat been perfected tbo
i UstaSreara.fullyequaltqperaonal
J examination hp null. STpi
I to overcome I "*-"-
111. book free ���
[ lMKln��Bt.W..TerenW-I
Undertakers and
*  .   Embalmers,
Calgary Alba
atteniieo to.
"It is worth the price to erenr penon
who area read! a newspaper."���DeillogtO-
ns- jod-ml nmi io
Blue Pencil Rules.
__-  Oh. OTv-NBa
A Pocket Primer for tba use of Reporter*.
OprNspondenU and Oopr, Choppers.
Short, simple and practical rales for
Short, simple and practical roles for
making aad editing newspaper oopr,
and of equal -raise to all wbo wish to
write correct English.
Sent on receipt of price. Price, 10 cent*
per oopy.  ALLAN TORHAN, Publk-o,
_J Nassau Street, New Yorfc_.. _
Gold, Silver t\ Lead Ores.
For full particulars apply to
H B. ALEXANDER, manager
Golrlen Hospital Society.
From '.>:.���'() a.m. to 11 a.m.
" 2 p.m. " 4 p.m.
..        7      ii    ..   h    "
Sunday  from   10 a.m. to  li in., and
from 7 p.m. to 8 p in.
From 2:.'I0 p.m. lo 8 p.m., daily,
except Monday and .Saturday.
Br Orhi-r.
Down With High Prices For
Electric Belts.
���1.55,92.65,93.70; former prices 95, 97,
110. Qunlty remains the same���.10 different styles- dry battery and acid belt*
���mild or strong current. Less than half
the price of any other company andmoro
home testimonials than all tho rest together. Full list free. Mention this
paper. W. T. BAER It CO. Wil dsor, Out
?H. Connacher, Proprietor.
Newly refitted and furnished. Strictly FIRST
CLASS in every respect. Sample Rooms for
Commercial men. Fire-proof safe for convenience
cf guests. Headquarters for mining men and
miners. Convenient to Station and Steamboat
Landing. Direct importer and wholesale and
retail dealer in Wines, Liquors, and Cigars.
Special attention given to orders from up the
Columbia River.
GOLDEN,        -       B.C.
Job    Depeirtmer|t
_.:o:��� OF ���:o:���
esparleeoe In the patent bnslness. Comm-iicn-
tions strlctl-roonn-hntlat. A Handkeek of In-
formation etnearntn-t Pateaia and bow to obtain t hemi-en (nj-TAboa, eetakwao of met-sn.
special '
tnne at
Inventor. This splendid paps-,
1 etrtmiatloB of any selenitic vork In the
enpiM, na eenu. ������><*- nsotwr eon-ins beau-
h.iuMe.wub pSa-vena-uineloudentothowUw
finist Tc. ���   ^^HH
INTHCWOalD �����     mmWWmX
������Monsoon" Teals put up by th. Indian Tea
"���rower* at a sample of Ihe best qualities of Indian
1'eas. Therefore Ihey um the greatest jT���re in Ih.
selection of Ih. Tea and it* blend, that Is why they
put it up themtetve* and sell It only In the origini.1
picl���*?��-*. thereby securing its purity snd excellence.
Put up in K lb., i Ib. and j lb. packagw, aad never
sold in bulk.
If your grocer dee. not keep ll. tell him lo write te
���T-IL, HAVTM * OO.
II and 18 Front Street last, Teronta. Awarded
Highest Honors���World'- Fair,
A pure Crape Cream of Tartar Powder.   Fret
'turn Ammonia, Alum or any other adulterant
News Notes.
Toronto, Aug. 14,-Sir William
Howland, aged 84, married Mrs. Beth-
une to-day.
Montreal, Aii*r. 14.���A number of
raised bank notes aro in circulation
here. Arrests of un important character are expected.
Saratoga, Aug. 14.��� Mr, Belmont
has bought tho race horse Henry of
Navarre from Byron McClelland for a
fabulous sum,
Ottawa, Aug. 14. ���Sir Charles Tupper writes frbnVLoiidon that Canadian
bacon and hams are iu brisk demand
in London.'
Victoria, Aug. 11. ���Sir Mackenzie
Howell and party have reached Alert
Bay and will continuo their trip as far
as Naas River, returning to Victoria
this week.
Winnipeg, Aug. 14. ���Yesterday
afternoon a cyclone struck this district
A storm of wind, hail and rain swept
over the country for nearly an hour.
No damages aro reported, except near
Stony Mountain where a barn was unroofed, a horse killed, and two workmen there had a narrow escape.
Ottawa, Aug. 14. ���Mr. Dickey will
be nominated to the Senate of Toronto
University to represent the Graduates
of Arts.
Ottawa, Aug. 14. -^Yellow fever is
reported on board ship in St. John,
N.B., from the West Indies.
North Sydney. C.B., Aug. 14. - At a
picnic y.'sterday ""Messrs Cur ran and
Tupper addressed a large audience,
Mr. Tupper's speech touched upon the
difficulty with Manitoba, lie spoke
forcibly and eloquently.
Montreal, Aug. i'i. Hayhurst ol
Hamilton, the hero of Blsley, was the
centrepiece of the military demonstration yesterday.
Ottawa. August 13.���An Order in
Council, hut heen passed abolishing the
duty ou salmon coming into Canada.
Montreal. Aug. 18.���At a meeting
of the C'B'B- directors a dividend of
4 per cent ou preferred stuck was declared.
Milking II.ikiih lllonoy.
Lindsay, Out., Aug. 13. -The authorities who have iu iininl the case
against the Murphy family, four members of whom'are under arrest oharged
with manufacturing mid uttering
counterfeit money, claim to have convicting evidence. When the iiecusi il
are brought before Magistrate Beacon
it will lie shown that they havo been
in the counterfeit builness a long time
and are manufacturers of much of the
bogus money now in circulation. The
family have for some time been nns-
petrte.1 by the authorities of crooked
work. One of tho sons hud been in
the United States some years and is
supposed to have learned the counterfeiting art nnd brought the necessary
dies home when he returned some time
ago. Two others of the family are
still at liberty, but nre likely to be
brought ih soon.
Dissection Dreaded.
Chicago, Aug. 12.��� All Chinatown
is worked up over thu death of Gee
Seng at the county 'hospital, and tho
announcement thut it would be necessary for tho corcner to hold a post
mortem examination before tho hotly
can bo buried. Prominent Chinamen
say that if n post mortem is held it
will forever debar the dead man from
associating with his fello-vinen in the
next world. They propose to invoke
the aid of tho Chinese consul at San
Francisco to prevent tho operation.
Before Seng'a kinsmen will sec the dis-
sectiu-i; knife used on the body they
declare thoy will cull on the government for protection,
Notice of Assignment
VOTICE is hereby given that His
���" Honour the Lieutenant-Governor
in Council has been pleased to adopt
the "British Columbia Log Scale" for
the measurement of saw iogs and timber in this,Province.
iVbook.qf. tables has been computed
and copies can be obtained from the
Provincial Timber Inspector, at Vancouver, upon payment of ��2.50 each.
Deputy  Commissioner of    Lands   &
Lands and Works Department,
Victoriaj.'B.y., ilrd August, liS!)">.
W, ��� . .���������#f
\J-,/'J*."   '.'���' 'i'.-i/'l/
In *ho   County Court   of   Kootenay,
liolden at the East Crossing of the
Columbia River;
In the matter of Patrick Sullivan, deceased, and,
In'the matter of the Official Administrator's Act;  dated the Fifth day of
August, A.D., lbOn:
Upon  reading the affidavit of John
William   Clever,   it   is   ordered   that
James Ferguson  Armstrong,   Official
Administrator  for the County Court,
District of Kootenay, shall he Administrator of all ami singular the goods,
chattels and  credits of  Patrick Sullivan, late of Fort, Steele, in the District
of  Kootenay,   Free   Miner,   ilecensed,
and that this order he published in the
Goi.liliN Eua newspaper, in each issue
thereof, for the period of sixty days.
-     .... C.C..T.
The creditors and parsons intrusted
in the estate of the above named Patrick Sullivan, are requested within
10 days of this date to forward to me,
per registered letter, full particulars of
their claims, and ufttr the expiration
or such HO days, I shall proceed with
the distribution of the estate having
regard only io such claims as I shall
have notice of.
Dated ai Donald. 8th  jVugust, 1895.
Official Administrator.
Pirst insertion 17th .Vug. '95.
Pursuant   to   the    Creditors   Trusts
Deeds and amending acts ;
NOTICE is hereoy given that
Michael Carlin and Joseph Lake, both
cf Golden, in tho District of Kootenay,
in the Province of British Columbia,
trading as Carlin & Lake, General
Merchants, have by deed, bearing date
the 2nd day of August, 1895, assigned
all their real property and all their
personal property liable to seizure and
sale under executors to William
Georgeson, of the city of Winnipeg, in
the Province of Manitoba, Wholesale
Merchant, for the purpose of puying
and satisfying raleably and in proportion to their claims, without preference or priority, the creditors of the
sui.I Michael Curlin and Joseph Luke.
The said deed was executed by the
said .Michael Curlin, Jcseph Lake, and
William Georgeson on tho 2nd day of
jVugust, 1895, and the said William
Georgeson has accepted the trust
created by the said deed.
All creditors are requested to send
addressed to William Georgeson, cure
of Thompson, Codville & Co., Winnipeg, Manitoba, full particulars of their
claims duly verilied. Such claims to be
sent within GO days of this date, after
which date the said trustee will proceed to distribute tho trust estate
among the creditors of whose cluims
lie shall have received notice.
Dated this 5th day of August, 1895.
Of Donald in the District of Kootenay,
Solicitor for Trustee.
A meeting of the, creditors of the
said Carlin & Lake will bo held at the
office of S. A. D. Bertram!, Official
Assignee, corner of Second Avenue and
2nd Street North, in the city of Winnipeg, in the Province of Manitoba, on
Saturday the 10th day of August,
1895, nt 4 p.m.
llDDer ColumWa KStvCo.
& Tram Way
Commencing* May 28, Steamers leave Golden
22nd July, 1895.
OIS HONOUR the Lieutenant-Gov-
���*"*���   ernor has been pleased to appoint':
James Feiioijsson Aiimstkono. of
the Town of Golden, Esquire, to bo a
Stipendiary Magistrate, Gold Commissioner, Government Agent, Assistant
Commissioner of Lands and Works,
and Judge of tho Court of Revision
and Appeal under the "Assessment
Act." within and for the East Kooteiiny Electoral District, also to act as
Official Administrator within and for
the County of Kootenay, vice A. P.
Cummins. Esquire.
For Inf-irmotlon rn.1 froe Hnmltiook write to
.mins .s Co.. an liiiii.inivAv. Ninv yoitK.
oiiient iiiiri'itu fnr teourlng imtt'iitu In Autolies,
Ever* nati'iit tiiiiiMi out iiv it. is liroii��rli.t before
the i'limit by a m,i ieii (tivuu 11 co of ohi-rce in the
8 tlmtxiu ^mtltw
Lantest clrmilatioii of any nelont.flc paper in the
world, -f-ui umi nil y miiiar-Hed. No in relit cent
mnn nhmiitl be without it. Weekly. $3.0(1- a
yean liiO-slx rapjulia, Adarost Mi'NN k CO..
Vtuu-uuuti, tSOl iti-iuiwuy, ttew York (.ity.
have been ef-
Truuos, with
jinrfoct ense to wearer, than by all other
<.<'VD-i'-M-timk-.il- tl Theyjetainlnxge-t
Rupture nutter -overeat strain. A. system ���*..���.Ittinpr nun been perfected tho *
last WB years, fully equal to-per-ona.
exnmiimtlon h�� i;i.til.   2V patent3
toovt-rcomo r "' _" '
i IlJ.bonk free ���
��*��.** HiiKC-.rriiE,
Application for Certificate of   Improvements.
ItOll-ltT    13.     BURNS   MINEIlAtj   CIjAIM.
Take notice that I,Robt.Fotheringhnm
free miner's certificate No.47Hf)H, intend,
tiO days from the date hereof, to apply to
ihe Gold Commissioner for a certificate
of improvements, for tho purpose of
obtaining a Crown grant of the above
elii iin.
And further take notice, that adverse
claims must ho sent to the Mining* Recorder and action commenced before
the Issuance of such certificate of improvements,
Dated this ninth dny of August,
By his agent, F. W. Aylmer.
IfllltM    OTAi: FORTH,
late  with  Misses Baui.ow & Weir,
Portage la Prairie.
1    All orders left with Mr. G. B. McDermot will have prompt atteution.
Steamer���Golden to Adela . . leaves Tuesday 7 a.m.
Tramway���Adela to Interlaken . . Wednesday.
Steamer���Interlaken to Canal Flat        .      . *
Steamer-Canal Flat to Fort Steele arrives Thursday p.m.
Steamer���Fort Steele to Canal Flat leaves Friday 7 a.m.
Steamer���Canal Flat to Interlaken . . Saturday
Tramway���Interlaken to Adela      ... ���
Steamer���-Adela to Golden   .    arrives Sunday 18 o'clock.
Through $12.0.).    Local about 5 cents per mile.
Meals 50 cents.   Berths in cabin 50cts., in stateroom $1.00.
TJir<nigh rate ."> cents per pound.
When the Company's liability is limited to Two Dollars per pound.
Golden to Fort Steele  A.-J.00;  B 2.50;   C2.0O; D 1.50.
"   Canal Flat A 1.75;  B 1.60 ;   C 1.40;  D 1.20.
Rate A includes Class 1 and 2 Canadian  Freight Classification.
ii   B       ���' '���   SI uud 4 " ���' ���'
"   C       " "   si and li " " "
"   D       " "7 and 8        " " "
Rate C and D will only apply to shipments of 10,000 lbs or more at one time
Freight, will be delivered as far south as navigation will permit, aud
will be charged for according to distance transported.
T. B. H. COCHRANE, President;       F. P. ARMSTRONG, Manager.
Small Investments.
Returning prosperity wid make many t ieh, but nowhere can thoy make so mui-l
r short time us by successful Speculation in (lr..in, Provisions and Stock.
h within
FOR EACH DOLLAR INVESTED can be made by our
Systematic Flan of Speculation
originated by us.   All snccessfttl speculators operate on a regular system.
It is a well-known fact that there are tli nisaiuls ot men in all parts of the United States
who, by systematic trading through Uni-ago brokers, nn.ke krgo amounts every year,
ranging tram a lew thousand dollars lor tliu mini win, invests u hundred or twuiiuiuired
dollurs up to 850,000 to 810H,OUO or more by those who invest a few thousand.
It is also a fact that those who nuiko the li,rgest profits from comparatively small investments on this plan nro persons who live away from Uih'iigo aud invest through brokers
who thoroughly understand systematic trailing.
Our plan does not risk the whole n nut invested on anv trade, but covers hoth sides,
so that whether the market rises or tails it brings a steady profit that piles up enormously
in a short time.
WK1TKFOR CONVINCING PROOFS, also our Manual on sucoc-wfnl speculation
and our Daily Market Report, full of inoiioy-niiikiiig -winters. ALL, FHKii. Our Manual
explains margin trading fully.   Highest references iu regard tuour stunning ;.nd success.
For further particulars address
THOMAS & Co., Bankers and Brokers,
241-242 Rialto .Wilding, CHICAGO, ILL.
and understands what pare wool is and
appreciates exquisite finish buys the
both for herself or children. These
goods are made m Vests, Drawers,
Tights and Combinations, and are
kept by every first-class dry goods


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