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VOL. IV.   NO. 14
$2 Per Year
SEIililflG OUT
Charles R.  CUawen's.
Golden,     -     -     B.C.
(Incorporated 1670.)
Etc. Etc.
Prices quoted and samples supplied on
Golden, on the main line of the Canadiau
Pacific liail-vny. at its connection with the
steamboat navigation of the Columbia river s
the mineral nnd commercial centre uf Eastern
llritish Columbia; headquarters of Uu Golden Smelting works, tlie Upper Columbia
Navigation Co., iiiitl lumber industry; the
outlet for the widely known and far
famed agricultural nnd grazing land of the
Columbia A Kooteiiny Valleys; unrivalled
for scenery of all kinds; the distributing
point for the richest mineral country on tho
Wholesale and
Retail Draggl-st
Orders Promptly   Attemued   To.
corresi>oneence solicited.
Has been newly-
table is first c.'ass.
and  newly furnished.
with   hot air.    The
The bar is stocked
with choice Wines. Liquors and Cigars.
Wm. JVToflaish, ~ Prop.
Special attention given to
MAIL ORDERS.   Write us.
Co'y, Calgary, or
We have received this week a car load of Mixed Groceries consisting of
New Canned Tomatoes. New Canned Peaches.
Fearman's Extra Special Hams and Breakfast Bacon. They come a little higher in
price than the ordinary, but they are a
One cur of stoves arrived this week
lers id
Down With Hiffh Prices For
Electric Belts.
11.55, $��05, $3.70 j former pricet $5, $7,
$10. Qualty remains tho same���1(1 different styles- dry buttery anil acid beltt
���mild or strong current. Lett than half
the prioe of any other company andmore
homo testimonials than all the rett together. Full lut free. Mention this
paper, W. T. BAER & CO. Wii dtor, On*
Wanted.���Active, Honest, Gentleman or Ladv to travel, representing ostabl ished, reliable house. Salary
$(!;') monthly and traveling expenses,
with increase, if suited. Enclose references and self addressed stamped
317 Omaha Building, Chicago.
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.
A sitting of tho County Court will
bf held at the Court House, Donald, ou
Wcdiiesday, the 14th  day of November, 1894, at 10 o'clock a.m.
By order.
S. Rediirave,
Registrar County Court.
Donald, B.C.,
Oct. fith, 181)4.
Golden Hospltnl Society,
From 9:110 a.m. to 11 a.m.
" 2 p.m. " 4 p.m.
ii      7     ii   ii  y   ii
Sunday from 10 a.m. to 12 m., and
from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
From 2:30 p.m. to 8 p.m
except Monday and Saturday.
Br Order.
Presbyterian Servlro.
Service will he held to-morrow
morning in the school house at 10
o'clock, conducted by Rev. W. R.
The Gun Club held a practice on
All kinds of fruit at the Bon Ton
Another Love-ly child made its appearance this week.
We have had a few more lines of the
beautiful this week.
Mrs. W. G. Neilson of Beaver was
in town this week.
Archdeacon McKav and G. B. McDermot left for the Upper Country on
Navigation has closed for the season
nnd the " Gwendoline " is laid up for
the winter.
Hull Bros. & Co, received thirty-
one head of cattle from R* A. Kimpton
,of Windermere.
The Bon Ton Bakery for fresh bread,
cakes, pies, etc.
The Columbia House  Restaurant is
ihe place to go for a line oyster  stew.
Fresh oysters in every style.     Open
all night.
Don't fail to see the greatest Topsv
of the age (de child that nebr wns bon)
at the Alexander Hall on Wednesday
The stage will  commence  running
next Tuesday and after that dav will
leave Golden   regularly for Fort Steele
every second Tuesday.
There will be no sesvicein St. Paul's
Church to-morrow morning owing to
the  absence of Archdeacon  McKay.
Service will be held  as usual in the
Work on Mr. Lake's house is going
ahead rapidly.     The house will soon
be ready   for  occupation, when completed it will be one of the finest houses
in town.
Messrs. Pratt & Shiels wish to state
that they are  prepared to  supply the
wants of the public in their particular
line cf business.     Fish  and gamo in
season.   Vegetables of all kinds.
The shooting gallery is the place for
amusement, 3 shots for 10 cents. 9 for
a quarter.
Don't fail to  sec tho McPhee Company's free street parade headed by the
only lady drum major in tho world,
.Murks and his donkey and those Siberian blood hounds.
Mr. Joe Tail, brother of Mr. Wm.
Tuit, arrived from Prince Albert last
week,    He left on Monday to cook for
the boys at Murphy and Pogue's camp.
Mr.  Alec    Sutherland,   whj   was
assistant engineer  on the  dredge all
summer, came  dow-n from the Upper
Country on the last boat, he will probably winter in Golden.
C. A. Warren had his store scrubbed
out this week, consequently  his chief j arm
assistant Mr.   Brock, caught a  severe bruised in other places.
Standing room will be sold at a
premium at the Alexander Hall on
Wednesday evening, Nov. 14th, when
the McPhee Co. will present Uncle
Tom's Cabin on an elaborate scale.
This well known Company carries a-
car load of special scenery. Admission
50c., reserved seats 75c, children 35c.
Mr. J. C. Greeno made a reputatioh
for himself at the shooting gallery on
Monday night. Out of three shots he
missed the target altogether twice and
with the other shot he just managed
to hit the outside of it. There must
surely have been something wrong
with the gun.   Try again J. C.
The rink has been finished this week
and presents a very .creditable appearance. Tho curlers arc now anxiously
waiting to catch the first frost. The
season promises to be a very exciting-
one and McNeish's rink will have to
look out for their laurels so easily won
last season.
Mr, C, A. Warren is contemplating
making an improvement in the postal
department. He intends placing the
locked boxes in such a position that
parties renting such can get their mail
at any time whether the store is open
or not. Mr. Warren has ordered a few
more boxes and as soon as they arrive
the change will be made,
Andrew McPhee's Company of artists, presenting Uncle Tom's -Cabin,
will appear at the Alexander Hall on
Wednesday, Nov. 14th. The play of
Uncle Tom's Cabin has been acted
throughout the country thousands of
times and to-day it is tbe most popular
drama in the land. Admission 50
cents, reserved seats 75c, children
under twelve years 35c, Curtain rises
at 8 p.m.
The body of old Powert who dit-
appeared mysteriously last August,
was accidentally found by a Chinaman
on Thursday afternoon down on tbe
bank of the Kicking Horse. The supposition is that Powers fell into the
river while in a state of intoxication
and was drowned. The deceased was
an eld timer and well known in the
district. The remains were identified
and interred in the cemetery Friday
On Friday morning between 2 and 3
o'clock a west bound freight, Conductor Adair in charge, Engineer Carey
with engine 4iJ(i, ran into a mud slide
three miles east of Golden. The en-,
gine and a couple of cars were ditched
and the drawheadson all the cars were.
smashed. A poor unfortunate tramp
who was on the train beating his way
along the road was crushed to death
between two cars, tho train boys lor-
tunatcly escaped unhurt. Coroner
Manuel had the remains of tho victim
of tho accident conveyed to Golden
where they wero interred in tho cemetery. Tho accident caused tho delay
of No. 1 a few hours.
Mr. Frank Pitt met with rather a
painful accident on Wednesday last.
He, with a few section men, were
coming round one of the numerous
curves in the canyon on a hand car
when they met the work train, engine
39, The work train was running
rather faster than usual, with the
caboose ahead, as thoy were in a hurry
to get up the canyon with a load and
come back and side-track for No. 2.
Beforo the boys on the hand car could
get her off the truck, the caboose of
the work train ran into tbem smashing the hand car and also striking
Frank Pitt who was just about to
jump clear. Frank had his left
broken and he win badly
Dr. Taylor
cold which, we  are sorry to say ho Was immediately called and miide the
hasn't got over yet.     We  cannot see patient  as  comfortable  as   possible.
why Mr. Warren will persist in doing
chrash acts.
He was taken  to the
Hospital ou Thiiisdii*,-.
Medicine Hat QClte 03olt>cn (&va
The (.OLDEN EUA is pulilisliutl every
Saturday morning iu time to catch the east
aud wost mail trains, idso thu mail for tlio
upper country, Wiinlerinore, Port Steele etc
It is tbe only advertising medium iu thoEe.it
Kootenay district.
Subscription Rates i 92.00 por annum IN
Atlvertisoinoiits and changes must bo in
the office not later tliati l'J a in, ou Thursday
to insure msortioii.
Ailvertiseiiiont ratos mailo known on application '.o
All cash to Iio paid to tint Manager, from
wlioin tlio Ooilipilliy's receipt will boobtuiueil.
Tiie Golden Eia Publishing Company.
SiYTURD'VY, NOV. 10, 1894.
An Incident ot Forty  Yours Ago.
The following is clipped from the
Sporting Times of London, and portrays an actual incident. Thu incident,
however, did not occur near New Denver, as some who havo read it believe,
or near Denver, Colorado, but in the
early 50's, near a little town in Shasta
County, California, mimed Muletown,
where or awhile gold wns as easy to
get out of the ground us whisky is to
get from ovor a bar at New Denver
now. The rouds lending from Mule-
town down through the valley of Sacramento river wero then, as they are
yet, probably the dustiest in California,
and to follow behind a freight "outfit"
for any considerable distanco would
certainly be a great punishment. Although the incident occurred forty
years ago, men of the mining camps
are just ns foolish to-day us they were
" WALK."
Up the dusty  road from Denver town,
To where the mines their treasures hide,
The road is long, and many miles
The golden store and town divide
Along this road one summer dny
Tliere toiled a tired man,
Begrimed with dust, the weary way
He cussed, as some folks can.
The stranger hailed a passing tenm
That slowly dragged its load along,
His hail raised i.p the teamster old,
And checked his merry song.
ujSay, stranger.    Wal, who-o-ap,
Keu I walk behind your load
A spell on this yer road ? "
"Wal, no, yer can't walk, but git
Up on this seat and ride.    Git up bur."
" No-op, that ain't what I want;
Fur its in yer dust, that's like a smudge
I want to trudge, for I desarvu it."
" Wal, panl, I ain't no hog, and I don'i
Own this road afore nor 'hind,
So just git right in the dust and walk,
If that's the way yer 'clined.
Gee up! iter 'lang," the driver said,
Tho croaking wain moved on amain,
The teamster heard the stranger talk,
As if two trudged behind his van ;
Yet looking back could only spy
A single lonely man.
Yet   heard   the  teamster   words like
Como from the dust ns from a cloud,
For   tho   weary   traveller   apoko his
His thoughts hc uttered loud.
And this tho burden of his talk :
" Walk, now yer damn fool, wnlk,
Not the way yer wont to Denver,
Walk , yer, walk.
Went to the mines and made yer stake,
'Naff to take yer back to the stato
Whar yes was born.
Whar in hell's your com ?
Wal, walk, yer walk.
What did you do with all yonr tin ?
Y-e-s, blew every cent of it in!
Got drunk-got sober���got drunk agin?
Wal, walk, yer, just walk.
What did yer do ? What didn't yer do?
Why when you war thar yer gold dust
Yer thought it were fline to keep opening wine,
Now walk,   'you son of  a  biscuit!'
Stop ter drink!   What!!   Water!!!
AVhy, ihe water with you warn't any-
It wns wine���extra dry- oh ! you flew
Now walk, ���, , yer wnlk !
Chokos   yer   this   dusl ?     Wal, that
'uint the wust,
When yer git  back to   whar the dig-
gins nre,
No pick, no  shovel,  no pan.     Wal,
you're a h .'altby man,
So waik, yer���just walk."
"The   fools   don't   all   go to Denver
town, -..
Nor   do they   all  to the   mines como
Most of us all have in onr day,
Iu  some sort  of   shape, some kind oi
Painted the town with the old stuff,
Dipped in stocks, iiuule some bluff,
Mixed wines old and new,
Got ciinght in wedlock by a shrew,
Stayed out all night, tight,
Rolled home in the morning light,
With crumpled tie and tcrn'cliiwham-
And woke up next morn with a 'kat-
zenjammer '
And   walked,   yes,    us, how  wo
Now don't try to yank evary bun,
Don't t try t-j have ull the fun,
Don't think you know it all,
Don't think real estate won't fall,
Don't, try to bluff ou un ace,
Don't get stuck ou a pretty face,
Don't believe every 'jay's' talk,
For if you do -
You   can bet   your  sweet   life you'll
To Wulk Properly.
Lippincott's Magazine suys: Sirido
out to your full measure, but don't try
to go beyond it; and try not to full
short of it as you go on. Keep the
knees as straight as you can covenient-
ly, and this will oblige you to rise on
the ball of the foot behind at each step.
The calf of the leg is a valuable element in walking, and yet many walkers, by throwing their weight upon the
knees anil the muscles of the front of
the upper leg, lose tho push and spring
of the calf altogether. Such men
habitually stand with knees bent, like
n "sprung" horse, nnd only straighten
the knees by an effort. The anus
should swing freely, the head should
lie up and ihe chest expanded ; breathe
deep and breathe slow. Fow people
walk right; yet it is an easy thing to
learn, and when it is learned you can
walk farther, fust er and more enjoy*
iugly than if you do it wrong.
The Apple ns Medlt'lne.
Dr. G. R. Seurles, of Brooklyn, N.
Y., thus discourses on the apple as
medicine: "The apple is such common fruit that vory fow persons are
familiar with its remarkably efficacious
ineuicinal properties. Everybody
ought to know that the very best
thing they can do is to eat apples just
before retiring for the night. Persons
uninitiated in the mysteries of the
fruit are liable to tbrow up their hands
in horror at the visions of dyspepsia
which such a suggestion may summon
up, but no harm can come to oven a
delicate system by the eating of ripe
and juicy apples just before going to
bed. The apple is an excellent brain
food, because it has more phosdhoric
arid in easily digestible shape than
any other vegetable known. It excites
tho action of the liver, promotes sound
and healthy sleep, ami thoroughly
disinfects the mouth. This is not ull.
Tho apple agglutinates the surplus
acids of the stoiuuch, helps the kidney
secretions and prevents calculus
growths, while it obviates indigestion
and ia one of the best preventives
know uf diseases of the throat. Every*
body should be familiar with such
knowledge and I hope you will help
disseminate it. In addition, next to
the orange and the lemon, it is the
best antidote for the thirst and craving
of the person addicted to the alcohol
or tho opium habit."���Scientific American.
|l.s ] E. DEWDNEY.
VICTORIA, by the Grace of God. of
the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Irelanu, Queen. Defender
of tho Faith, &c, etc., &c.
To Our faithful the Members elected to
serve in the Legislative Assembly
of Our Province of British Columbia at Our City of Victoria. -
Theodore Davie, 1 WHEREAS
Atto ,ey-Generul. I " We are
desirous nnd resolved, ns soon ns may
be, to meet Our people of Our Province
of British Columbia, and to have their
iidvico iu Our Legislature :
NOW KNOW YE, that for divers
causes and considerations, and tnking
into consideration tho euse and co,i-
venieuce of Our loving subjects, We
have thought fit, by nnd with the
advice of Our Executive Council of tho
Province of British Columbia, to hereby convoke, and by these presents enjoin you, and each of you, that on
Monday, the Twelfth day of the month
of November, one thousand eight hundred and ninety-four, you meet Us in
Our said Legislature or Parliament o
Ottr said Province, at Our City of
BUSINESS, to treat, do, net, and conclude upon'ihose things which in Our
Legislutuio of the Province of British
Columbia, by the Common Council of
Our said Province may, by the favour
of God, be ordained.
In Testimony Whereof, Wo hnve
caused these Our Letters to be
made Patent and the Great Seal
of the said Province to ba hereunto affixed: Witness, the
Honourable EiiOAll Dewunev,
Lieutenant-Governor ol Our said
Province of British Columbia,
in Our City of Victoria, i'i Our
said ProTince. this Twemv-
suventh day of September, in the
yenr of Our Lord one thousand
eight hundred nnd ninety-four,
nml in the fifty-eighth yeur of
Our reign.
By Command.
Provincial Secretary.
Application   for   Celtlllciit.���  of Improvement*.
Tako notice thnl I, Manuel Dainnrd,
freo minor's certificate No. 474117, intend
(iO days from date hereof, to apply to
tho Gold Commissioner for a certificate
of improvements for the purpose of
obtaining a crown grant of above
And further tako notice thnt adverse
claims must be sent to the Mining Recorder and notion commenced before
the issuance of such certificate uf improvements.
Dated this thirtieth day ot Octobor.
Manuel Dainard.
Application Tor tier!IIIcult* of  Improvements.
b-jAGK house mineral claim,
Take notice that I, Manuel Dainard,
free miner's certificate No.474i'i7,intend,
(10 days from the date hereof, to apply to
the Gold Commissioner for a certificate
of improvements, for the purpose of
obtaining a Crown grant of the above
And further take notice, that adverse
claims must he sent to the Gold Commissioner and action commenced before
the issuance of suoh certificate of improvements.
Dated this thirtieth day of October,
Manuel Dainard.
Upon tlio porch most drowsily
Is stretched llie -tetter sleek and rod,
While circles wild a honey-bee
Amoi.g the roses overhead.
Ho sharply eyes his longed-for prey,
Then like ti tlgor swiftly springs;
But from his firth ami faraway
The bee Willi little effort wings.
And then the boo trotnes darting down.
Swift as an arrow In the plain*
And t'-iii'i feels upon his crown
A lump that undulates with pain.
Poor Fldo itoosn'slook as proud
As usual while flying fleet.
Enveloped in a groal tlust cloud,
And howling madly down the street.
I'm glad he's stung; I'm suro It's right
That one so big and strong as ho
Should come to grief for trying to bit*
A little Inoffensive bee.
"Davy, oh, Davy, come home;
mamma wants you."
The mother's cull rang ont clear and
good naturedly shrill over tbe long garden where tne convolvulus bells were
closing, ami tlie nasturtiums nodded
their yellow bends, and reached the
ears of a little boy who was playing "all
by his lonesome" in the old fashioned
summer house at the foot of the garden.
"Tuminln*, mnmma," came back the
quick answer, and Mrs. Pond, Davy's
mother, went back to her pleasant sit*
ting-room ami the company of a neighbor who bad culled.
"He's a strunge child, Davy is," said
tho mother.
This was no gossip she was talking
to, and it was a relief to speak of Davy's
peculiarities 'ti one who would listen to
her. and aid her Ity advice or sympathy.
The child's father looked upou his tears
ui! the expression of rank heresy. His
Davy���his little man! There never wus
such a boy in tlm world, none us bright
and companionable At tin* same tune
tbe father knew thnt his boy wus not
quite like other children, or why would
he prefer lo play nioue rather man with
the little ones o! the neighborhood.
"Ye-.." Mrs Pond wus saying, "he
talks to himself nearly all the time. I
can hear him iu the arbor, and I have
etoien down iheru often, but he was
always alone, playing with the leuves,
or talkiue, iu a iow voice. And he has
haliui'liiiiiioiis. I know it, because he
talks in liie dreams of a playfellow he
culls -Angel '"
"Perhaps." sugirested the neighbor
cautiously, "hi* really does see tin Au
gem I read in a book once a story of
an old lady who hud died but couldn't
rest in her grave because she bad hidden
lrei will, and her niece, to whom hor
money wus left, could not find it So
she came buck to earth tc. try and show
her where tho wili was. The girl could
not see her, but walked through and
through her. but the dog could see her,
and thi child iu the cradle, and it reached out its hands tu hei."
"That,' said Davy-'* mother, "is only
a book story. I couldn't believe it if I
"I believe that there are influences we
do nut know how to receive,'' said the
other woman; "some uro born of flume,
some of flesh and some of tho spirit.
Perhaps Davy is under control: ho may
bave visions. '
At that moment tho little fellow came
running ill. He was a pretty boy, but
nut healthy htolling. Ills s.ft, curling
hair lay in rings on a palo, high foro
head. A blue mark, said to predict
early death, lay between his delicate
brows. Tiie same blue appearance settled about his mouth. He panted with
tlie exertion of running.
"Whero bus Davy been?"
"Playiu' wif Angel."
"Why doesn't Davy bring Angel
"Angel won't come."
"Where does Angel go when Davy
comes iu the house?
"Davy doesn't know."
The child s.oko with n snd regret,
even ns the liule boy in the story of the
Piod Piper, who all his lifo lamented
that because he was lamo he did not get
to tlie ciivu iu time to be swallowed up
with the other chiitiren, but only caught
sight of the wonderful country to which
they were gone.
Another year has passed over Davy's
yellow head. Ho is in ti now couutfy,
but ho knows little of it. He hail fallen sick and faded from the day, almost
from tho hour, when tho family left
their old home, and he was torn, subbing and unhappy, from the old arbor
and his "dear angel."
His mother was very patient with
him and the kind neighbor who came to
see him oil told him that angels went
everywhere: they were not subject to
rules like otiier people, and did not need
to be conveyed by steam cars or boats
from ono point to another. Bnt Davy
wus not comforted.
It was strnngu then and it teemed
stranger afterward, when they thought
about it, although none of them suspected the truth. Davy's father took it
for granted that the boy was playing
that he hud an angel visitor, just as
children play "house" or "company" to
amuse themselves. Once he hud stolen
on Davy unawares, not to surprise nny
celestial visitor���the big, healthy man
would have laughed at such a delusion
���but to make the boy scream witb tlie
happy surprise of seeing him. And he
had heard a st range, low singing, something like the singing of a bird, but of
no bird hud he ever listened to, and it
surprised him greatly. When he
pounced on Davy troui the door of the
arbor the boy was alone, but there was
a strange rustling oi the leaves and
bushes, as if from some invisible pretence.
"Were you singing, DavyP
"No, papa."
"Who then, my boy?"
"Angel," and the child hung his head.
Then Mr. Pond did what he was very
sorry for long after. He shook the child
angrily, and insisted upon a description
of the angel who was snpplnnting father
and mother in the heart of the boy. But
Davy would only sob and say, as he had
often done before, that his angel was
"boof'l, an'Davy loves him."
It was a circus day in the new town to
which Davy's folks hud moved, and Mr,
Pond tried to interest tbe child in the
street parade, but his sick senses were
wholly inadequate to the task. The disappointed man bore the little white-
robed form back from the low window
opening on the lawn, and laid him on the
pillow with a sinking heart, lie knew
now, what neither doctor nor parson
could have made bim believe, thut the
hours of his boy s life were numbered.
If the prancing horses, the gay bands of
music, the wonderful animals cuuld not
charm away his sickness, then nothing
could help him, and the father cursed,
in the feeble fushion of impotent humanity, the unknown evil that wu destroying his child.
While the child lay panting on his pillow, there was a lively scene under the
circus tent where u great many things
were going at once. It is only with one
part of the circus that this story has to
do, and thnt is known as a side show. It
wns the tent of the beautiful and re
Downed Mme. Selika Hnnssan, the
oriental snake charmer. This lady wni
advertised in mammoth posters as the
Queen of Snake Charmer.'., and she drew
great crowds, for this was really the
part of the show thut answered fully to
all its advertised attractions. Mme.
Housann was young and beautiful, and
bundled her snakes in the most fearless
and expert maner. She stood within a
railing, and close to her was a glass cose
filled with baby snakes, that looked like
silver ropes as the twined about a blan*
in which they wrapped. Sho wore
snakes on her wrists, clasping them like
bracelets. Big boa constrictors wreathed themselves ubout her white neck and
shoulders. She would lift their flat
heads, and they would dart their forked
tongues against her cheek, when she
Baitl in her pretty voice, "kiss me." Then
she would lay them on tho shelf that ran
ontsitle of the railing, tlie crowd would
full back in n panic, but the reptiles
hung there slightly moving their protruding heads, but not offering to slip
"Now," said the inndnine, taking out
of ils box a beautiful, brilliant striped
snake of the variety known to naturalists as tbe "Colubtes, Eximius," or
house snake, "I show yon my so unique
pet, my beauty. He loves me; he knows
what I say. See, how smart he iti���tbe
nice fellow I"
Madame put the snake through his
paces, and he was indeed a pet and
prodigy. lie saluted her with so many
varieties of Oriental kisses that the
young fellows wanted to strangle hlm.
Their he playfully bit her finger, und wot
scoided, whereupon he sulked.
"Now yon shall hear him sing," said
Madame,, and at ber prompting, lie gave
a little chirping sound that answered
very well for a song, and wut curiously
sweet mil fasciuatiug.
"Kow I shall show yon something so
very strange, so uncommon." suid the
snake charmer and she tied a piece of
blue satin ribbon around the arched
neck of the duppled snake. ' 'You watch,
yon see. What you cull a transformation scene���so."
The ribbon turned from light blue to ���
{tale color. Soon it was intensely, pure*
y white.
"What doet it?" yelled the crowd.
"It is���how you call it?���electric
Then to questions by the more curious
of the crowd she informed them glibly
that the pet had come to them when
tbey were performing in Guiana; that it
was a nntivo of the Brazils, and that iti
classic mime was "Trigonocephaly uin*
tns," und that the natives of that part
of the world regarded it as sacred. All
of which was a rodomontade ont of
inadiuue's textbook on tbe edncatiou of
snakes. But the people swallowed it all
and felt that they were getting their
money's worth.
Next uiadiimo laid her pet on the
shelf while the turned the baby makes
The crowd lost tight of the ribbon-
decorated pet in the excitement of seeing the new excitement, aud so did
madtime herself, and it was not nntil
she had finished her performance for
that time and reached ont fur the pythoness and the anacon da. that she missed ii
There wus au instant clearing of the
place, people tumbled over each other
in their haste to get away, bnt never
again did the eyes of Madame Houssan
rest upon her "so unique pet." He had
vanished from her horizon forever.
The doctor, who hud given Davy np, hit
father and mother and a few sorrowing
friends, sat by his pillow and fanned
him iiicessuntly to keep the breath of
life in his frail little body. There wa*
no sound of talking or weeping, bnt an
utter silence which wns snddenly broken
by the sweet tong of a bird.
Tbey all heard It and on each it had a
peculiar influence, something uncanny,
like the speech of inanimate things.
But Davy was transfigured. He lifted
himself on bit pillow and, with incredible strength, screamed at the top of bit
"Angel���my boof'l Angel!"
The astonished parents looked at each other. Then, before they could speak
or move, a strange thing happened, so
strange that I, its historian, will not
ask you to believe it without the evidence of stranger things that have previously occurred. A long, sinuous.
1 brilliantly marked snake darted in
through the low open window and
sought Davy's bed. Those present fell
back in a fright. The next moment it
was clasped in the child's arms, was
caressing every line, of his wasted face,
tinging that weird song that sounded
like a narp's vibration and twining itself about the frail body with a loviug
clasp. And Duvy was restored before
tueir very eyes, saying over and over
again iu his blessed baby putois: "Me
love Angel���me so glad!'
How thu snake cume into the possession of thu circus cau only bu guessed.
In its long search for its little human
playmate it had probably beeu captured
when its beauty uud lameness made it
nu attraction. Naturalist* familiar
with thu species assured the child's
parents that tho snako wus as harmless
as a kitten, and as it caused the little
fellow's speutly restoration to health, it
was endured by them, if not loved.
That it had found Davy by some power-
f ul occult faculty seems certain. It was
soon known that this wus the attraction
thnt had escaped from the circus, but
the circus hud gone its wny and knew
nothing of its performer's fate. And
Davy's prior right to his Angel was
Uevur disputed.	
I'miiler o'er Tills Fuel
While charges for transportation by
rail have liueii for years decreasing, and
still continue lo decrease, tue cost of
gelling farm products to the railroad hat
imt decrem-eii. Iv.-iilrouds huve been
multiplied uud improved; but the country loads, the only means of transportation but ween t lie iartu and the railroad
station, havu remained us tbey were before the era of railroads.
To el-tan Hollies.
Make a lye by boiling equal quantities
of soda and quicklime. When cold put
this in thu buttles with some small pebbles and shake well. Let the bottles
drain thoroughly, then warm them nnd
blow inside with a pair of beliows to absorb ull moisture."
'llie trim! Illu's Contents.
To determine how much coul a bin
���rill hold, culculutu 37T cubic feet to
every ton of 2,000 pounds. This rule
ipphes substantially to either soft or
surd coal.
A syndicate of capitalists is to build a
91,000,000 theatre near the corner of Monroe and Clark streets. Chiciuro.
Miss Frances E. Willnrd suggests a
Christian theatre���one conducted iu a way
that religious papers conld advertise and
influence is going- to stop,
A tax wa* levied on oats tn Persia nntil
��� few years ago,
Thero are 111,000,000 men oi military age
iu the United Stale*.
The size of s woman's shoe should be
just half that of her glove.
The normal weight of tba liver 1* between
three and four pounds.
The largest tobacco warehouse in tha
world is at Louisville, Ky.
A deer hunt, with a comical termination, was lately witnessed iu Meath, Ire-
laud. The game, being hotly pressed,
plunged into tlie sea aud swum to au island
a mils distant
" 'Steam-heated,' a* it appears on the
sign* of flats and buildings ol one surt ur
another," said a citizen, "seems just now
There is a Lazarus for every crumb from
the party table.
When I go to a revival I don't want to
listen to a blackguard.
One demagogue it mora dangerous than
a duzeu aristt-crui*.
The man who give* himself away it not
always worth taking.
ll is much easier to love some people
than it is to agree with them.
Tim* sets hit ehisel a little deeper
whenever there It a frown upon th*
Oil was used for burning in lamp* as
early a* tba epoch of Abraham, snout
1821 B.C. It was ths custom of the Jews
to anoint with oil persons appointed lo
high offices, ss the priests and kings.
Few relics of antiquity are so curiously
Interesting as the charts employed by ancient mariners, which bars portrayed
upon them ever ao many extraordinary
monsters, horrible dragons and terriliu
giants scattered her* ami there.
Self-love send* out uo missionaries.
Sin tt first tight always looks harmless,
God'* telephone In tbe soul is con-
The next door neighbor of selfishness is
A temptation yielded to it t step toward
the pit
We tre most like God when wt can most
Knock down * liar snd you hit tht devil
tqusre in the face.
A strong test of our love to God it our
." treatment of an enemy.
It is at much th* duty of t Christian to
give a* it it to prty.
God alone can tell when our persons!
Chinese control almost the entire tboe*
making business iu Culiforuis.
United States people spend 143,000,000
a yeur for letter postuge.
The nightjar has a ory like one lamenting in distress.
A species of orow In India hu a note
whioh exactly resemble* the human vuiee
in loud laughing.
In India a huge funnel of wicker-work
b planted in a stream below a waterfall,
and every fish coming down drops into il,
the water straining out and leaving the
flapping prey in the receptacle all ready to
be gathered in.
Brooklyn has six large libraries, contain
ing in all abuut 800,000 volumes.
A large sale for oook books published in
this country is reported from Madrid and
other Spanish cities.
Three hundred thousand dollars' worth
of Victor Hugo's works have been sold annually for the last six years,
Pruf. Kluge, of Jena, in an address,
stated thut Shakespeare, in his works,
nses 23,000 wortls. The lecturer then
���howed that the Old Testament contained
but 6,800 different words.
��xx6itxsae <&<xvt>e.
Hon. J, A. Louoheed, Q,C.
G. S. McCarter.
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Barristers, Advocates, Solicitors, Notaries
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Solicitors for Bank of Montreal.
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Barristers, Advocates, Notaries, &c.   Solicitors tor:���
The Imperial Bank of Canada.
The Camilla Permanent Loan & Savings Co.
The Yorkshire l.oim A SocuritiesCorporation
1 lie Massey-Harrik Co. (Ltd), etc., etc.
Orhces���Stephen Avenue, Calgary,
P. McCartiiv, Q.C.
Horace Harvev, B.A. L.L.B.
Peru give* the world sugar, cotton, wool
and guano.
The chief product of Brazil It coffee and
the second sugsr.
Urt'gnay furnishes hides, tallow, wool,
frozen meat and meat extract.
Venezuela gives sugar, coffee, vanilla,
rubber, tones beitus aud cocoa.
Tbe principal products ot the Argentine
republic are wheal, wool and fruzeu minion.
Pope Leo possesses the invaluable gilt
in statesmen of never forgetting * face.
Mushrooms are favored above all other
foods by the czar of Russia, and be especially enjoys picking them himself.
Queen Victoria has mastered the Hindu-
stauee language, in learning which she hu
shown a great deal of interest and speut
considerable time.
The queen of Orceco It president of a
tisterliuod devoted to the reformation of
criminals, and visits personally the condemned prisoners iu Athenian prisons.
The Austrian emperor, in order to so-
knowle a singular display of loyalty, accepted tbe sum of five florins, equal to
about two dollurs, which had been be'
qneatbed to his majesty by a poor peasant
recently ilecensed iu the Austrian province
of Curniola,
Mining? Smelting
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(Uradnnte of Laval and McUill.)
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Hill. Montreal.
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Properties reported upon.    Estimates and
plans for all metallurgical plants.
P.O. Box 1,    -    Golden, B.C.
Assay Offices A Clicinlciil Laboratory
(Established in B.C. in 18811.)
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A German scientist holds thtt til diamonds come from meteors.
A German binlo.'ist says that tht two
sides of the face are never alike
A Rt'innn scientist, Dr. Furnestrf, has
demonstrated that tobacco smoke kills
nearly all kinds of germ*.
A German geologist estimate* that the
Dead sea will he one mas-i of solid salt
within less than five hundred yean.
In speaking of the solid.ficiitiim of *
body by cooling, Prof. Dewnr says that
water can be made 10 become solid by tha
evaporation uf a quarter uf its weight.
Few are aware that the huuiuti body
falls asleep by degrees. A French physiologist conceives that the sense of sight
sleeps first, then the sense of taste, next
tbe sense uf smell, next that of bearing
tnd lastly that of touch.
Bank Of Montreal.
Interest at Current rates.
W. B. GRAVELEY, Manager.
Livery tt Feed Stables,
Saddle Horses for Hire.
tViH��lcNal<- ami Retail
Cattle, Sheep and
Horse Dealers.
Ths flesh of the upper portion oft
beaver's body is said to taste like beef j
that of the lower portion* it said to resemble flesh.
Tbe smaller the seeds of plant* tbe mora
numerous they are. A siugle plant of
spleen wort will produce over 1,000,000
The light of the firefly it produced by
tome combination of phosphorus, though
in what manner it bu not yet been determined.
At the end of each hair of a cat's whisk-
en it a bulb of nervous substance whioh
convert* the hair* Into exceedingly delicate
Paris ttt* 1,000 hone* weekly.
A street in Germany it paved with India
Constantinople it the most drunken city
in the world.
A divorce can be obtained in St. Helm*
for less than 97.60.
The coffee palace* of Melbourne wt tbe
finest iu the world.
There sre said to be 1,000 to-ctllsd
haunted houses in London.
A dealer  in   artificial   limb*  tttlmtttt
that 300,000 Englishmen havt lost one or j
both legs.
Undertakers and
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llliichlif.iils. etc., Ii'iiriu-r tlin skin soft,
clour and bountiful. Address A. D. STEM
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who even reads a newspaper.*-���Darflagtos
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A Pocket Primer for the ns* ot Reporters,
Correspondents tnd Copy Choppers.
Short, simple snd practical rales for
making and edition newspaper copy,
and of equal value to all who with to
write correct English.
Sent on receipt of prim.  Pi-Ice. 10 rent*
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CLASS in every respect. Sample Rooms fur
Commercial men. Fire-proof safe fur convenience
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Special attention given to orders from up the
Columbia River.
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Job    Department
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W. ALEXANDER lias removed to Calgary, and will be pleased to execute all
orders sent to him there. Work left with
C. A. Warren, Golden, and It. W. Patmore,
Donald, will be promptly forwarded.
Remember the address.
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Highest Honors���World's Fair.
A pure Crape Cream of Tartar Powder.   Fret
Horn Ammonia, Alum or any other adulterant
Constable Barnes, much to the delight of his friends, returned to Fort
Steele after being nwny in tho Northwest hunting a horse thief. He says
there is a good deal of snow in Crow's
Nest Pass and travelling not vtry
pleasant. Hc also speaks of tho kindness-shown him liy Inspector Cuthbert
and the non-commissioned officers of
Mrs, Robert Jennings gave one of
her delightful "At Homes" recently
and her guests were loud in their
praises of her hospitality.
The E.K.E. Co. have again rented
their placer grounds to a Chinese Co.
for next season at S25C0.00. This is
considered a good figure.
James Dibble hns purchased Hunk
Eller's interest in the 'Last Chance'<
for a good round sum, this is the
socond sale of mining ground iu this
locality recently.
Mr. James Murphy has returned
from his visit to Golden, much to the
delight of his many friends hero.
Our new bridge is moving along
slowly. The work is under the snper-
teudeiice of Alexander McTavish���a
good man.
The Canal Flat Bridge is getting
into shape aud will be finished in ubout
four weeks, much t0 'he delight of the
travelling public.
William Fornic has just returned
from un exploratory trip to the head
waters of the Flathead river iu the
interest of the B.C. S.R R He is now
satisfied thut if a connection is made
with the Great Northern it will bo via
Tobacco Plains.
A gunning party consisting of Con-
stuble Bill-lie--, Chillies K.lwurds,. E.
Skertchley uud Hyde linker huve been
hunting near Hanson's und '��� bagged"
a nice lot of ducks und other gume.
As their liberality is proverbial our
citizens rejoice in thu luxury ol
It is reported thut nn old and respected '; veteran" will soon lead to
the altar one of Fort Steele's fair
daughter's, and duiuo rumor has it
that others will soon follow his
Mrs. ltiowu has returned to Windermere.
Mrs. Sticksmitii hasgonu for u short
visit to ('iiinil Flat.
Mr. and Mrs. Whitley havo gone to
Kullispi'll, Montana!
The steamer " Lilly " is tied up at
Jennings, waiting lor inspection.
Mr. Jennings is getting on with his
"shall' on Wild Horse urtjek. Hois
milking good progress uud it is hoped
he will soon sue bud rock. This will
in u monsure test tho upper portion ol
the creek.
What, might havo been a serious
accident recently occurred at Wild
Horse creek. Miss Bell, a relative of
Dr. Maclean's, was driving along the
road near Mr. Griffiths' when the
little cart struck a rock and upset
throwing Miss Bell out and the horse
ttartdd off.with the rig. Fortunately,
Mr. lrkiitson was udar uud caught the
horse before much damage was done,
It was found that Miss Bell only met
with a fow bruises.
Wo had a church meeting a few
days ugo and it is now almost certain
that tho people will build, and work
will shortly bo commenced. The parties who have it in hand are determined to make it a comfortable nnd attractive building,
'lhe weather is vesy unsottled altho'
At Canal Flat, to the wife of James
C. Duriuk, a son.
The toboggan slide is going ahead
steadily, elevation ubove low ground
3o feet, altogether it has an incline oi
about (10 degrees. It ought to satisfy
tho most daring.
The bids for the construction of an
Oddfellows Hall were opened nt tho
regular meeting of the society last
Thursday night' and tho contract
awarded to Mr. Win. Adamson, his
being the lowest and best bid, the
contract was signed the same night at
the Forrest House. -Mr. Adamson has
started work on the foundation, the
contract calls foi the completion of the
building within two mouths so we
may look for tho opening ol the hall
by about Christmas, or at the latest
New Years.
The much talked of Quadrille club
hud its opening night last Friday.
About twenty couple made their appearance in spite of the inclemency of
the weather, as it rained ull night.
They all enjoyed themselves and wish
the club success. There is certainly
one advantage about it, it helps to
obliterate class distinctions which
formerly marred some of our entertainments.
Lust Saturday night local lodge
R.O.R.R. 3777, gave its annual dinner
at "mine host's" George Sutherland's
tavern. Tho lost Wurthy Grand R.R.
Sim Palmer came from the inaccessible
wilds of tho Okanogan especially to be
present ul this festive gathering. It
wus a weird scone as ono by one the
members and invited guusts were
called in the large dining hall only
lighted by a dim transparency showing
the emblems of the order and their
motto "uon compos mentis omnia"
After tho members were seated by the
Grand left baud supporter Bro. Johnson there wns u knock ou the door nnd
the Most Worthy Grand Ii. dressed in
full regalia made his bow to tho assembled guests and was honored by all
present rising und giving him the
grand honors. 'lhe Most Worthy R.
wus seated ut the head of tho table
with grand right hand supporter Jus.
Laphiiin, the fuot of the table wus
occupied bv the local chief R. Bro. G.
S'lthurland. Thu dinner, which was
enjoyed by ull, consisted chiefly ol wild
game, commencing with beaver tail
soup uud ending with roust duck, ull
the dulicuciesof the season were served.
After removal of tho cloth toasts were
the order of the evening. Tlie flow of
wit und spirits (especially tho latter)
wns kept up till the wee sinu' hours.
After uu address by tho W.G.R. to the
members in regard to keeping their
obligations, and giving each one a
now grip of the older this most enjoyable evening cume to a close. It might
bo mentioned here thut Worthy Chaplain Bro, "Cassinr" not being in good
voice for singing, whistled "The
Campbells ure Coining," accompanied
by the rest with ringing of glasses
and other "musical" embellishments.
Your correspondent also witnessed the
giving of the second degree to Bro.
Mrs. Griffith has returned from her
visit west.      i
Police Court.
Jimmy McNeill appeared before Mr.
J. F. Armstrong, J.P., on Friday
morning charged with wilfully damaging the door of the house of one
Edith Jalir, better known at "Daisy."
A. G. M. Spragge of Donald appeared
for the prosecution and H. S. Cayley
���conducted the case for the defence.
The defendant pleuded not guilty and
uftcr hearing tho evidencc'His Worship
dismissed the case of wilfully dumag-
tho door but found the prisoner guilty
of assault and instead of being fined
the prisoner was ret-tiire.1 to give his
own bond of $50 for good behaviour
for six months. His Worship in the
course of his remarks stuted thut he
hud noticed there had been considerable horse play going on of late and
although probably dono in fun it was
done at the risk of being prosecuted.
His Worship merely stated this as a
warning not only to the defendant but
also to others who were implicated in
the above scrape but fortunate enough
not to be recognized. Tho boys had
better be cureful or they might get into
more serious trouble than tbey imagine.
The Golden Era 92 per year.
Simpson's Kidney Pills For
"That Tired Feeling;,"
TEMPLETON'S Pharmacy, Calgary.
���THA*. ��M TUB. of 134 _
St. Weet. Toronto, will m-,����
his 0th onnual visitUBritlih
Coi>jmMr* BefleinnrRnrtnrr
bo C'-nsothold with oast-. *?��;
errs* of B7 Pnterti on nppll-
en can for cure of Clubfeet and
nllfiof rmities. Becommont-pcl
t-y Phy-Jlclnna everywhere.
Will vinit personally,
v     vt;��\*f   Xi.e,f,<-WKt.wmn-iH
t'Vjs, Mon. ft Vur-a.iOct. 29 and 30.
wfl nt VKI-KT4��Kt% �����.*���".. \'lru.H!t
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M I'NN ifc CO., who tisve bad nearly tlfty rears'
experience in tho patent business. Con-manlcs-
tloiu strictly cnnfldenttsl. A Handbook of Information concL'rniue I'ntents and bow to obtain tbom sent free. Also s dialogue of met-asa*
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Patents taken tbroiifth Munn A Co. receive
special notice In the l-tcltnllrlc tmerlrnn, and
thus sre brought widely before the public without onst to the inventor. This splendid psper.
Issued weekly, elenantly Illustrated, hss by far tha
lamest circulation of any sclentlnc work In tba
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Bnildlwi Edition, monthly, KM * year. until*
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latest deslints and secure contracts. Address
Occasionally,   but   never
on the question of
Combinations being
absolutely tbe best thing
for women anil children to
Every first-class dry goods
house keeps them.   Look
for the   word "Health"
on silk label at neck.
"Buy no imitations.
Upper Columbia E��yCo,
During the winter a stage will be ran between
Golden, Galena, Windermere, Thunder Hill. Canal
Flat, Wasa and Fort Steele,
leaving Golden on the following Tuesdays:
November 13 & 27.
December 11 & 25.
January 8 & 22.
February 5 & 10.
March 5 & 19.
April 2 & 16.
and leaving Fort Steele on the alternate Tuesdays.
Golden to Fort Steele 10 cents per pound
When the Company's liability is limited to Two Dollars per pound.
Special rates given on more valuable parcels.
Through $16.00.       Local 10 cents per mile.
T. B. H. COCHRANE, President;       F. P. ARMSTRONG, Manager.
:M.   B.   LANG,:
HOOTS & SHOES,        STATIONERY, PIPES,   Etc.,   Etc.
Fine Groceries a Specialty.
M. B. LANG,       Golden, B.C.
Manufactures of Sash, Doors, Mouldings
Turned and Sawn Balusters, Newel Posts, Hand Rails and
Brackets, besides continuing tho Machine Shop work.
Have on hand a lot of Wash Bpsin and Bath


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