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\��OL. IV.   NO. 26
if 2 Per Year
Charles R. Ulavpen's.
(Incorporated 1(170.)
Etc. Etc.
Prices quoted and samples supplied on
A black gauze fan was picked up in
tho Alexander Hall after the bull last
week, the owner can recover same by
calling at the Post Office and proving
We nre obliged to hold our "Donald
Notes '��� till next week.
brought to a close by the singing oi
" God Save the Queen." A dunce took
place after the concert, to which neatly
all present remained.
Has been newly built and newly furnished.
Heated throughout with hot air. The
table is first class. The bar is stocked
with choice Wines. Liquors and Cigars.
Special  attention given  to
MAIL ORDERS.   Write us.
Wm. JWefleish, ~ Prop.
Navigation   /m
& JramWay W/i
During the winter a stage will be run between
Golden. Galena. Windermere, Thunder Hill. Canal
Flat, Wasa and Fort Steele.
leaving Goldon on the following Tuesdays:
November 13 & 27.
December 11 & 25.
January 8 & 22.
February 5 & 19.
March 5 & 19.
April 2 & 16.
and leaving Fort Steele on the alternate Tuesdays.
Coy, Calgary, or
Wholesale and
Itctall Di'iigglMt
OmiEits Promptly   Attemdeii  To.
Golden, on the main lino of the Canadian
Pacific Railway, at ils connection with the
steamboat navigation of tlie Coluinliia river ;
tho mineral anil commercial centre of Eastern
llritish Columbia: headquarters of th. liolden Smelting works, the Upper Coluinliia
Navigation Co., and lumber industry; the
outlet for the widely known and far
famed agricultural and grazing land of tlto
Columbia A Kootenay Valleys: unrivalled
for scenery of all kinds; the distributing
point for tne richest mineral country ou the
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 916.00.      Local 10 cents per mile.
if. B. H. COCHRANE, frasldont 5       F. P. ARMSTRONG, Manager.
The Bon Ton Bakery for fresh bread,
cakes, pies, etc.
Miss Ross, of Donald, is the guest
of Mrs. Lake this week.
Mr. McKay from the Upper Country
wns a visitor this week.
G. E. Jacques, jeweller Calgary,
was in town this week.
Miss G. Connacher returned to
school at Tacoma on Wednesday.
Mrs. J. F. Nattrcss, of Culgarv, is
here on a visit to her mother, Mrs.
Mr. Wilkinson, the " World Man on
the Wing," was a visitor this week, on
his way east.
A good square meal at the Bon Ton
Restaurant for 25 cents Meals at alt
Work on the Lamontagn Block is
going ahead rapidly nnd the block
will soon be ready for occupation.
There wns a house warming at Mr.
and Mrs. Lake's on Thursday evening.
Everybody had a good time, the party
broke up iu the wee sum' hours.
St. Paul's Church Concert.
The concert iu the Alexander Hall
on Wednesday evening last, in aid ol
St. Paul's Church, wus fairly well
attended. The attendance ought to
have been at least double what it was,
and certainly would have been had the
management placed the price of admission at a reasonable figure. The
idea of charging 50 and 75 cents for
a local affair of that kind was, to say
the least, simply ridiculous. In saying that the price was too high to
listen to local talent, we do not wish
to cast any reflections on the performances of those taking part iu the entertainment, nnd believiui: at the same
time that entertainments of this kind
ought to be encouraged, we think that
the price ought to be more in accordance
with the times and are sure that the
receipts would havo been doubled bad
this been the case.
The first number on tlie programme
was an instrumental solo on piano by-
Miss Simpson, followed by songs from
Mr. F. Glover nnd Mr. E. Plowright.
Miss Bertha Woodley then gave an
exhibition of club swinging with u
gracefulness of manner which elicited
much praise from the audience. Mrs.
Moodie then favored the audience with
a song, "Sweet Marie," in a manner
which called for an encore, to which
she responded with "Comin' Thro'
the Rye." Miss Brownrigg wus then
called on for a recitation, " Pupa's
Letter," which she rendered in very
good style, displaying a fair amount of
elocutionery powers. A pianoforte
solo by Miss Ross was tho next number on the programme, and simply
charmed the audience. Next came a
song, "Polly Hill," from Capt. Armstrong, which delighted lho audience
so much that they called for another,
the Capt. responded by singing an old
fuvorite, ' The Bums ol Old Jerusalem." Tbe chairman then announced an interval of a few minutes to
allow the audience a chance to recover
from the effects of tbe lust song.
The first number on the second part
of the programme was a pianoforte
duett by Miss Simpson and Miss Armstrong, whicli was heartily appreciated
Mrs. Moodie again favored the
audience with a song entitled, "Fly
Forth 0 Gentle Dove," at the conclusion of which nothing would satisfy
the audience but another song, whicli
they obtained after some coaxing.
Mr. J. F. Armstrong then gave a
comic reading in his usual versatile
manner. Mr. Glover wus then called
on  for  another  song, "Then You'll
1'i.nbj terlim Church.
Rov. W. It. Ross held servico in the-
school house lust Sunday night and
preached a very interesting and instructive sermon from the tex': ���
"Brethern, be not ye weary in well
doing," to a large and appreciative
audience. At the close of the service
Mr. Ross addressed tlie congregation
as to the advisability of organising
and electing managers. He then called on Mr. Greigg to tuke the chair and
the election of managers was proceeded
with, resulting as follows:��� D. M.
Rae, W. R. Harrison, J. Lake. P. R.
White, W. Tail. After lho congregation had been dismissed tlie managers
held a meeting and elected Mr J. Luke,
chairman, and D. M. Rae, Sec.-Trees.
Steps will be taken ut once to raiso
funds for the erection of a church,
and everything points to the accomplishment of this in the near future.
Remember Me." Mr. Glover is possessed of a very line voice but seemed
afraid lo use. He usked the audience
to excuse him as he had a bad cold,
which would no doubt handicap him
to a certain extent. Nevertheless the
audience seemed lo appreciate bis efforts
and encored him. He sang "Nancy
Lee" for an encore, which seemed to
suit him better. Capt, Armstrong
followed witb a song, "Our Crew,"
in which he excelled himself. The
last piece on the programme was a
song by Mr. Plowright, "Better Bide
a Wee." If this gentleman hud chosen
u song more suited to his voice hc
might have made a better impression,
as it wus his accent was too pronounced to make a success of a Scotch
song und it fell rather flat, on the
audience.    Tbe    entertainment  was
The chief feature nt the rink this
week was the competition for the
Royal District .Medal. This took
place ou Tuesday night, IU curlers
taking part. The Points Game being
uew to ull the boys the scores made
were very small. P. J. Russell took
first place, winning the medal, with a
score ol IH, 1). M. Rue came next witli
17 winning the curler's vest given by-
Messrs. Kenuedv & Douglas of Toronto. The only other prize winner was
Umpire McNeish, who won the leather
medal given by the secretary to rhe
one making the lowest score.. 'Billy"
run up to two degrees ubove zero.
Ou Thursday night a coal oil game '
was played between  Carlin & Lake's -
rink   uud   Capt.    Armstrong's   rink. -
This was   the result  of a challenge
issued by ihe  Carlin tt Luke men to
play any organised for a case of coal
oil for the hospital, Cupt. Armstrong's
rink    preferred.     The   game     was
rather   one-sided   und resulted in the
Captain defeating his opponent by 19
to 4.   The Captain's rink put up a fine
game  and   somewhat   surprised  tho
natives,     Carlin   &   Luke's rink are
still open for ull comers.    Which rink
is preferred this time?
A competition bus been arranged,
play in which will commence ou Monday. A trophy has been given by the
otlicers of the club, which will go to
the rink with tho greatest number of
wins iu a series of games. In addition
to this Crllli & Luke will give to each
of the winning rink an order for goods
on their store  to the   amount ol $rt.
A Points crmpctition is also being
arranged. Play in this competition
will start on Wednesday and continue every Wednesday evening till
the end of the season, the player having the highest score ut that time will
receive u suitable prize.
.Mondays, Tuesdays, Thin-slays and
Fridays will be reserved for the rink
competition, on Wednesdays the Points
Game will be played and on Saturdays
tbe rink will bo open for "coul oil " or
any other kind of games.
Tbe Lieut.-Governor's medal is
expected daily and some keen coin petition is anticipated for it.
leather of superior quality and considerable intrinsic value. Special
terms offered to curlers. For further
particulars apply at thu Columbia.
House. d-lte C*5aH��cn ��va
 .,.,,, ,.i-,u   tlio  iiinil for  tlio
apper country, "Viuderiuere, Kurt .Steele etc
It is tlio only advertising medium in the Kent
Kuotenay dini-.-ic-t.
Subscription lfcitos r 32.UU |*ur annum IX
Advertisements  and changes must be in
'... i,;j,eo not hitor tliun 1*1 a in, on Thiuwlay
tout r.iios 11.11.iu Itnoivu mi appli-
All cash to l-o paid tu thn Manager, from
who.n the Company's receipt will bo obtained.
ftlS Cl!.'' ;:.i !)r!;!:^;;;ii' Canpi
SATURDAY, FEB. 2, 1895,
Latter-nay Athletes Far Mors Than a
Hatch fur Tl.i.io of Old���Dome of the
Wonderful Pants Performed by Giants
of ths Present.
I have often henrd it asserted, says n
writer in the New York Advertiser, that
the human race was degenerating in regard to personal strength nnd activity;
tliat the ancients were physically stronger than the men of modern times. In
searching through the records of athletes of ancient Greece, etc., I hnve been
enabled to make some comparison between the strong men of that time nnd
those of the present day, which. I think,
shows conclusively that the present generation are far ahead of any authenticated record we enn find of the ami int.
The idea that the human race as a whole
is degenerating is a popular delusion,
founded on ignorance of tlio plainest and
most undeniable facts. The idea that
men are falling off in size is a mistaken
one. Thero nre good grounds for doubting that any man of former times ever
performed a fetit of strength beyond the
powers of '.he strongest man of the pro
rent time, lu popular estimation Samson (the origiuul one) reninlus tue typical
str "tir; n.iiii, and many wili think ii sn
eriii'gn to doubt bis claim lu be the
strongest man thnt ever live 1. Yet,
what feat is reirordeu of him thai bus any
ntii'iuiire I d .'finite value usii inoa-iiroo*'
t";> ...MC Iio Killed a yonng lion wilh his
i I'lilyduiuns also killed wicii bis
1 ni- hands a huge nud fierce lion, and so
i ni lijciiurd Cii'iir de Leon, according to
Auutlier celebrated athlete wbo flour
ishe.i ..hunt 600 B.C. was Milo of Cro-
ti-utva Greek town iu the south of
Italy, fn Ids case also we have nothing
ry.ii:; y which we can form any no-
rtiir.r ' i'i of his strength. lie was
victor -i.-; tiuiesnt the Olympic games,
and r.. : the things attributed to him
are I loving: Binding a cord round
his i could break it by retaining
li'W'.Vi 1  swelling out his veins:
v .-  resting  ou his si le ho
ii. *��� to open his  closed fist;
st ' oiled quoit he defied uny-
oti' ..iin  off  It.   The lust is
el the iirst two indefinite
I-.; '.ni- nf the presortilay
u-i nnd their urns, nnd
��eles can burst tlie
l tun    .>r u much
i.i-.r .'m .niiii bioaiiiug n cord
��� . 0 cliil i's play for tliein.
3-��� ,: o  credited v. ith having
cr; .   old heifer through the
ir' r I'ityiiipin, killed it with a
Id. ���   tno afterward nte it, all
nr   ���' i'1'iicre aro  several nen of
In- credited with Ibe power
I" nli t in l.imv of tue li.-t
*-''" hi'ifi.r win four times
hi ��� ' wus n.> gri'.it fu.it lu
. ; foiiriimcshis own
v iiiipuiniiilo for hini
tiijli'n . lu a lay, ev ��� I llllmvillg
ilivi'ie in! .. fnr offnl. Ail tliusun.
I'iii'iis. In. .virr, s.i.l le.ivo Ui i-,i.ur....S
01 in..' -      ng Im Wll*.
Cdiiiih'! to rm.ro recent thi'"*, wo find
Tl'oinns I'lipinail nu Eiiri-lishiuun, who
exhibit I iibetil 1740. He was about S
10 Incln -r in height, and weighed in tho
lii'i'-iili'irhopd of HUD pounds, mid was
very si" [ly built. Topmnn's feats
wen ui' real strength,   au! ho is
the lus'. performer that conld bear com-
fari-'.uii uitli those of the present day.
Here are two of tho best records of real
j trength recorded of him: He stood on
a platform which had two parallel bars
at a. convenient height on his right and
left, on which to place his hands. Below film on a lower platform were three
barrels of water, weighing altogether
ul-otit 1,81)0 pounds. These being bound
together, a chain from them passed
through the platform on which Topic
stool, and wns attached to a belt that
pi-s'11 over his nee!: und shoulders: he
1, ��������� 'e whole  liy   stiai���'iiteniiig
bis anus aud legs. His other genuine
record was lifting by seizing with bis
hands a frame on which rested a stono
weighing 80(1 pounds.
It is my candid opinion thnt there are
men living at the present time of greater
personal strength than nny Milo, Bum-
son or Topmiin. We will now place the
following records against Topmnn's lift
of 1,8311 pounds. In this country some
twenty years ago several athletes gave
their attention to devising harm/is
for lifting heavy weights, with the
following results; Dr. S. W. Winship
lifted 2,001) pounds, John J. Lucus 2,70.)
pounds, A. A Butts. 2.7375 pounds, and
William B. Curtis, at present editor of
the Spirit of tbe Times, 8,281) pounds���
1,4 3 pounds moro than Toptnun's.
There is no doubt but that the apparatus of these athletes was superior to that
used l>y Tupiuiin, but Donald Dinnie,
tlie famous Scottish athlete, with apparatus inferior to Tollman's, in that he
had no supports for his arms, with mere
straps, lifted 1,004 pounds. In 1884
Louis Cyr. a young Canadian, standing
under a plank, with legs sliirhtly bent at
the knees, back bent forward, ami his
hands resting on a stool, pushed up with
his brick, arms anil lugs the plank with
pig iron resting on it. weighing 2,0501
pounds, and u few yeurs later the same
athlete, using tbe same method raised
3,530 pounds.
In hiinil lifting thero is loss room for
improved apparatus, and here again the
modern strong men completely eclipsed
Topmiin. Dr Wiuslnp lifted 1,200
pounds, William B. Curtis 1.S80. L
Lensing, 1,384. Dnvid L. Dowd 1,4424,
pounds, und Jefferson of Boston lifted
with his bands alone 1,5111 pounds,
nearly double Topinan's best lift.
There are generally from luiif a dozen
lo a score of athletes, each proclaiming
himself the strongest mini on earth.
Here are some of tbem: Samson, Kennedy, Siinilow, Cyclops, Ajux. Attila.
tbe brothers ban-sun and Hercules and
Lonis Cyr, wbo, iu tho writer's opinion,
is really the strongest man in the world
to '���������**.
It is stated thnt out of tbe forty thousand  l employed   by  lhe  railroads of
Canada and United States imly about one
thousand attend church regularly.
The evangelist.** work cotulncted by
Eev. John McNeill ill Africa has been eminently siiircs.fnl. He nddressed the natives through interpreters.
Niilliinr- l-:x.l'i.iii-.lilil.ry.
She���The newspapers say th.it the
women of the poorer class in Lo" km uo
barefooted.    1 think that'll dreiidtnl.
He���That's nothing. Tney are used to
it���they were born Hint way.
A -.-..'.'.lliltii.lt.
Cholly Chumpleiirli���Yes: rIovps are
worn iu bed at night to make tlie hands
Miss Coldeal���Indeed! Do you wear
nightcaps, Mr. Chinnpleigh?
Al lhe I'ros. Ilna-lt.
"Is conrt took in yet?"
'Not yet."
"What's np?"
'' Jedge '-ickin' a lawyer that called hitu
a liar."���Atlanta Constitution.
A line.! Ion.
The Bride���Did yon marry me for my
The Bridegroom (frankly)���Yes.
The Bride (anxiously)���Did yon get
Ci.lll.l AlToril it.
Firrt Physician���Is this a ease .that
domui'ds a consultation?
Second Physician���I think it ia The
patient is extremely rich.
Kiii.litl Out,
Toots���I don't see why ynu insist os
tjoing to the con unions performance,
Mrs. T'.iw��� rneru aro no acts for yot
to go out between.
���I.ir.1 Hi suit.
Ji*ss���That yonng man is very disagreeable to stare at us that way.
Bess���Tho other is jnst ns bad; be
hns"'* '������ "'-<"1 " in wny mice.
She Loved Horses and Personally Conduel-*
ed Her Sporting Properly���It Was Notu
rail With "The fled Duchess" lint n 1-JpJ*
salt Followed Thronsrh Love.	
Caroline Agnes, Dowager Duchess *f
Montrose, wbo died recently, and who
wns known iu the racing world ns "Mr.
Man ton," nnd also as "Tho Red Duchess" hud been for many years a pictures*
quo figure in the lifo of the British
capital and on the race tracks throughout England. She trained and raced
horses with much success, and maintained one of the finest racing stables in
tbe world, the entire management being
in her own hands.   From the beginning
to the end of her lifo sho wns "horsey."
It wns not merely a fad with her, but
a pursuit she followed throu-jh the love
of horses, of betting and of the life with
which sho was brought in contact.
She was born in 1818, the youngest
dunghtor of the second Lord Decies, and
even ns a girl showed her bent by spending more time in her father's stables
than she did in his house. At the age
of 18, she was married to James, fourth
Duke of Montrose, himself a man of
sporting tastes and owner of a racing
stable. He was also of illustrious line,
age, being descended from Scullish
Gi-nhuui, who was made a baron in 1451,
and of the great Marquis ol' Montrose, a
supporter of Charles I For 28 years
they hud a merry sporting life together
and then, in 1874, the Duke died.
Tlie issue of tlie marriage wus three
sons, the youngest of whom is the present Duke, and three daughters, two of
whom survive nud are married. Tbe
Duchess married again two years later.
! The man she selected was W. S. Sterl-
1 tag-Crawford, wlio was even more
widely known as a "horsey" man than
lhe dead Duke. Wheu Mr. Sterling-
Crawford died in 1883, his valuable
stable passed into his widow's possession,
and she at once decided to continue iV
and to race horses herself nnder the
name of "Mr. Munton." That pseudonym soon became famous, becauso
most of her horses '-ere good ones and
won a large percentage of the races in
which they were entered. When tho
horses were not good "Mr. Manton" had
The Duchess, launched for good in her
I new career, made a practice ot attend-
| ing sll tin* horse sales and recruited ber
| stables witb yearlings thnt sho bought
nt low prices.     She developed  many
. high-class horses in  this  way.    She
l su pel! u tended  her   stables personr.11'.-
' and learned to swear  roundly  at the
men when thev neglected their work or
I did not do it properly.   In the paddock
; and at tho judges' stand, she was alto
I able to hold her own,   and  the public
j disputes in which she came off victor-
��� ions were many.   She wns afraid of
neither jockeys, trainers, bookmakers
nor judges, snd she wns never backwanl
in expressing ber opinion of them if it
; wus bail.
j When Fred Archer was nt the height
of his popularity as the first jockey in
England, the Duchess took him up and
became very intiuiuto witii him. It
was even said she was going to marry
him. With other well-known jockeys
sho was also on the closest terms, and
she found much entertainment in their
society. For men who could not talk
"horse." she had no consideration whatever. At the track she seldom deigned
to enter the grand stand. It wns in tne
rj'Hildoc.r that she was most nt home.
In 1888, Sterling-Crawford having
been dead for five years, tho Duchess
took her third husband, Murcirs Henry
Milner. a youth about one third her age,
who was a follower of nice-tracks beennse thev delighted bim. She appeared very devoted to her yonng husband,
and thoy went into society together so
much that people thought the Duchess
was goin- to give tap raccin.-. hut
while she ran ber,horses in Mr. Milner's
name, she still kept up her personal supervision. At the end of three years,
there wns a quarrel and a lawsuit, the
Duchess charging that her husband had
I mismanaged or was trying to Uiisinttu-
| age her property.
j    In tbe course of tbe hearing in the suit
! it came out that she hud settled $10,000
| a year on Milner at the time of the marriage. Thu Duchess had an income of
about $100 out) a year, consisting print* -
pallv of her doiver from the Montrose
estate and  the fortnno Mr. Sterling
| Crawford left her. She added to th.S*
largely hy the amounts her horses won
ou the track und the sums she won betting upon them. Money ran through
her fingers liko water, however, and
aside from the great cost-of the maintenance of ber stable, she hud tastes that
were uniformly expensive.
Thu IVnN|>-WuUt��.l Women.
On corsets humanity is tired of speaking its mind. No sensible man likes a
woman witli a waist like a wasp or an
hour glass, nor is comfortable in th.
secret of a girl whose form suggests
thut he may at any moment have to apply a kite to her stylaces. Such incidents have actually occurred. But it
is not to please sentiblo men that many
--iris dress. Where does a tight laced
beauty's dinner go to? ts a topic on
which science has not pronounced.���
London Daily News
Hadn't Time tt. Take Them OS.
Fond Parent���Goodness, how yon
look, child!  You are soaked.
Frankie���Please, pa, I fell into tho
"What! With roar new trousers
"I didn't have time, pa, to take 'em
The Sahara Generally A Love the Level of
the Sea���No Chaniw of I'loodlng.
One fifth of the whole African continent is desert, the area being estimated by Mr. Baveustein at over 2,250.000
tqunre miles, of which all but a small
fruction Is contained in the tract of land
popularly known us the Sahara, says
McClure's Magazine.
Except for some school children who
know belter, und school teachers who
are instrumental in that Iieing so. tho
misconception of the Sahara, which is
widespread, would be practically universal lhe average man pictures the
Sahara ns a vast sea of sand, for the
most part below the sea level, across
which the camel speeds before tho poison blast of the simoon from oasis to
onsis. Schemes for flooding the Sahara
hare come before tbe public occasionally, and we have read act-mints of the
vast inland sen which ink-lit be formed,
rivaling the Mediterranean in size, giving s southern const to Morocco nnd
Algeria, and admitting steamers directly to the wealthy states of tlie Soudiui.
Tbe Sahara, ns known to the geographer, corresponds badlv with this conception, for, in fact, thero is no risk of
the "ship nf the desert" ever being supplanted by the ships of the sea. Few
purts aro below sea level, and tbey nre
small and scattered. In tlio interior tbo
desett is n plain high nl-ove sea level,
covered with vast dunes of red sand
in many parts; in others it 1, un elevated plateau with loftr mountain
ranges of bare rocks inlet o ted by stony
valleys. It is arid, save v. ..ere a sprier*
bubbles up nnd gives rise to r. small
on<ds of grass and palm trees. The
Sahara proper is unknown except for a
few trn.e rentes regularly travel-soil by
Arabs nml uoo isiomilly liy adventurous
Europeans. Tame utilize lie oasis as
resting places, stepping stones, as it
were, and keep np ci.iumniiicaiiou ho
tween the wealthy Mohammedan stair's
round Lake Chad in the south and Tripoli, Tunis, Algiers or Morocco on tho
Mediterranean. Between tbo tiude
routes all is a bank of sand or barren
rock. Exploration is only possinfe
wheu water, ns well as fool, can be
carried, ami h s condition bus practically s'opped ml attempts nt ili.covery
for tiie present, nu account of tbo great
expense awl tlio purely scientific nature
of the poM-ibb- return. A railway running from trie French poswn-iuu >-i the
Meililerriiueiiu across t i ditserr t I'iru-
Imti'i'. ine sen-rely alioum tru.ii center ui . the I. ��� is u il ni (inch a
line tuny lie .out ructct iu tbe future,
but Ihe difjlcuities are enormous., much
greater titan Ihoso iiveVcotii by th
Russians i.t tb' T .iscn: ..ein' Uue
turough the desert, of Central .Alio.
.1 ItolUHitee -.'.iilicil.
A cycling romance bus been spoiled,
and so hns a cycling cwtnme. in one of
the pleasautest suburbs of South London. List Sunday morning as a t-cuile-
niiin wns wheeling his way along his
favorite country lane, be gradually overtook a lady bicyclist attired iu tho rational costume whicli, for a wonder, be
came her well Elegantly cut, faultlessly tiiiir-Ued. the fair rider's uttire. from
hut in gaiters, spoke the lady���so far. at
bust, as style went���ami the critical
spectator was fast becoming n convert
to the n-Fthetiu claims of lhe in w fashion, wueu tlie fair rider wobbled, hesitated mid was lost in a ditch ut the side
uf the road. Quickly lie rnshe.1 to her
u��.-isiauce, helped her to iier feet und
diisinl her carefully down, tbe while
she thanked bim in stammering accents
lor i i-.runit.By. That voice! bet bought,
where luul i.e heard it before? ami bo
in led his eyes to hers. Of conr.-o ho bad
l-.'-urd iboi-e tones���they were bis look's.
He forgot all about the duumged bicycle. Hung himself on bis own trusty
steed nnd fled home to bis wife.
Inquiries allowed that the errant domestic hud a friend in seiv.ee waoso
iiib-tivts was a bicyclist, mul mine absence uf ber employers fioin town sho
had allowed the took to borrow both
bicycle and costume wherewiin to cut a
dash. Bnt the turn of tliu win el
brought nothing but woe to its unhappy
devotee. There U a vaoai.cy for a cook
in that snlitirlian villa, i.o cycllstum
need apply.-London Telegraph.
Pool .sll l.e.trui'.iiii. ol  nimii-r-.
It Is customary to kill thu ordinary
house spiders, partly bemuse of tue erroneous impression that tney bite, partly on account uf tbe fact tliut tney tpin
webs and accumulate ilirt. While admitting thnt cobwei s are undesirable in
our homes, wuuld nrire tnat they are
1-enutifnl from a sci. utltto -mint. ' vie'v
and are nnol.jectioui.ol-) iviiou u, .i tli"
outside of tue house. Tiny are . i anytime easily swept away, and there is un
occasion lo hurt the harmless make, j
of them; nor is there any reason fur so
doing, especially when wn realize that
they only visit ns when in search of the
insects upon which i..ey too I. It is uo
exaggeration to say that, had nature
provided neither s utters nor any equivalent check njo.i ti.t-M.fr,.,there mo
many parts ul the,;., ik i ......i.e.. ;o-iu��'
in which mankind could by no possibility live. There are millions of spiders
in the world, and their incessant war
upon mosquitoes and other small creatures is an inestimable benefit to tha
human race.
Origin of the Word Doyley.
Tlie word doyley, now a familiar, one
with ladies, is derived from thenmnvof
Robert D'Oyley one of the followers of
William the Norman. . He received a
grant of valuable lands on the condition
of tbe yearly tender of a tablecloth of 8
shillings' value at the feast of St! Michael. Agreeably to the fashion of the
time the ladies of the D'Oyley family
were accustomed to embroider and ornament the quit-rent tablecloth; hence
these cloths, becoming curiosities and
accumulating in the conrse of years,
were at lenitrth bronght into use as napkins at the royal table and called doy-
leys.��� New York Recorder.
Tl... Proof,
The proof of the mushroom is in tho
eating. Tlie undertaker does the rest.���
Adams Freeman.
HI. Literary Prelereaee.
What book hns helped you most?" fa-
quired Miss Bobleigh.
And after long thought Cholly replied:
"My book of thigawette papaus."-*
A new thermometer for registering extreme hent is composed of n liquid alloy of
sodium anil potassium. Instead of mercury. The boiling point of this alloy Is
el-out l.ltil) degrees above, and its freezing
point 12 degrees below zero.
The students nt Princeton college hare
al-oiished'-liiizing." ; .
Viceroy Li flung Changbos established nt
Tientsin an imperial medical college, with
a "tuff of western (English) medical men
who assist native Chinese in It-itching.
A four years' gmilrated course Is required and a well-equipped hospital has
been built.
The degrees of bachelor of medicine and
nf master of snrgerv have this year, for the
first time in tiie Iii'tory of the Scottish
universities, been conferred on women.
One of these young women, wbo ranked!
third iu n class of sixty-one members,
stood lirst in her class of zoology, practical chemistry, anatomy, history, physiology, surgery, medicine, pathology anil
A rmmfng gasjot Is unhealthy In abed-
eh uiiher, .-oculist) one gaslight gives out
a. much carbonic gas ns two sleepers.
Sir Andrew C'lck, general pl.yslcian In
the tiirgest I-nmioti h -i ital 'riys .i'l.-itv
se'vr'ii nr fifeverj :'ii pr-r-Kn'sr-iVenti'iii'i
bHlltiiiig'ow-e.tlieli ;ilh..'l;lit-..'liltik.-   '
D* H ".x, hi ciie I'.'.-'.sri- Institiitoj
elniir: tn have found'a cure for croup, rt
consists in the injection o) serum from tlie
blood of a horse that has been inoculated.
with tbe cultivated microbes of croup.
Dr. (iorinnsky. a Russian physician.
rial ms tu have found that tbe juice of raw
cianlx-rrtes given freely, pure er diluted
wi !i nn equal part of water, is au excellent means of relievhig thirst and vomiting In Asiatic cholera. -
The mother of Gen. Boulnnger, who
died in Paris,-was ninety-two years of age.
The salary nnd expense allowance of
President Cosimir-Perier ure (240,000 ptr
George W. Cable has named his summer
home at Northampton, Mass., "Stay-
The once famous court violinist, Enrico
Musi, died in Home a few days ago. Ha
was at one time n member of the well-
known "Florentine Quartette."
The Confederate Women's Monument
association lias been organized at Richmond, and a charter is to bo obtained.
Voluntary i'ubscriptions toward the monument now amount to six hundred dollars.
Paragraphed Jokes.
Jack Ford���I say, old man, is there
anvthing between yon nnd that little
Laughton girl? Reggy Westend���Only
a little matter of $100,000 I haven't got
���Smith, Gray & Co's Monthly.
Mr. Watts���It seems queer that elephants should be so afraid of mice.
Mr* Watts���I don't see anything queer
in it at nil. The elephant is one of the
most Intelligent of quadrupeds.���Cincinnati Tribune.
Teacher���James, you are late this
morning. Have you any excuse? Pupil���Yes'm. Maw's gone down town
lectioneerin' an' the hired girl's on a
strike, a.i' paw burnt his fingers cookin'
the pancakes, an' I had to .iew on my
'spender buttons inyseK. Seel���t.-.i-
cago Tribune.
1)11111.** for a Heir intent.
Tlie experiment >f c iking 'inner.
for7.R0>) men belu. .fini to the uards
xa a single field kite -en at the Ui tnche
berg Station, near Berlin, took place the
other day jnst before those troops left
for their headquarters. The affair was
completely successful; 85 hundred
weight of beef, 15 hundredweight of
hams were cno'ted in eight iron kettles
with a capacity of 640 litres each. Four
tons of coal were used. NOTICE.
Application for Certificate of  Ini*
Take notice that I, Manuel Dainard,
free miner's certificate No.474S7, intend,
60 days from the date hereof, to apply to
the Gold Commissioner for a certificate
of improvements, for the purpose ol
obtaining a Crown grant ol tiio above
And further take notice, that adverse
claims must be sent to the Gold Commissioner and action commenced before
the issuance of such certificate ol improvements.
Dated this thirtieth day of October,
1894.    '
MANinn. Da in a it i>.
f^uftincoo atovJie.
Application   for   Certltleat ���' of Improvements.
Take notice that I, Manuel Dm'uard,
free mi tier's certi liciito No. 474'ii, intend
(JO days from date hereof, to apply to
the Gold Commissioner fur a certificate
of iiiiiiroi'emeiils for the purpose of
obtaining a crown grant of above
claim.   ,
Aud further fake notice that adverse
claims must be sent to the .Mining Recorder nud .action commenced before
the irsa.naiiceiof such certificate uf improvements,
Dated this thirtieth.day of October,
- .     Manuel Dainakii.
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Barristers. Advocates, Solicitors, Notaries
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end oontilQlot* ferial and Short StorleN hv the m^t
ponnlar anthork flketclies. Poeme. CwAil Mlafellanv,
Hmi-tahild. Chl'dren-e and  Hnmorom pftrnrtmr-nt-i.
and flperytlilnntoamin entertain and Im-truef each
i member of the ft-n-lv circle AtnnnR thn writer*
whoee -ttorle-t eonBtanf'f annear In Tni IMjCktbatbd
Horn OrjicsT are Mr*. Emm* p, E N. Boothworth,
Mm. Mary J. Holmes Charlotte M. Braeme. Mr*. Ann
8. Stephana. Mrs. Miy Atmea Flemlnt* Etta W. plr-rre,
Mrn, -fane O. Austin, Emma <lirr\vm Jf-nes*.. Miry
Kyle Daltae, Sylmo'it c,ohb. Jr., K-^eiwin Bennett, A.
Conan Devle, and m-inv other*. It h a hli-h-eleM pith-
Menthn for the flimliy clrdo. nandwtmelr prlntnd,
hai-iMfniiv Mlntwrated, and whl*a Ithehraye fntf-re-it-
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ohiectlinaMe w'i.-dor line Mr.? allr-wed to enter Ite
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paper, and ea-?<*rly welcome Hi monthly Tlnitu,
Ey Popnlnr Ant'inn li a lanre and faanditotna
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! printed In e'ean holt, readable tvne on good paper.
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contain-*, a�� Iti title Indicate,*, tioenty ctrmpiete nnretettet
by twenty wefl-lmown and pr-pa'ar an .hor". each one
or whioh In Inten-ielv intmm\* mir. It comprleen a whole
fleamn*a delltrhrmi readlnv, and I* by tar the larrent
and flneet coilei-tlon of fnmp'ete ponnler nove'ettei
ever published tn a nlnite volume.  Ttn ttflee of the
twenty complete novelettes contained lo tbls book an
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Vnder the   Molly Berrlca.    By Ctwrintt* M.
McCarthy   A   Ilnrvey,
Barristers, Advocates, Notaries, &c.   Solicitors tor :���
lhe Imperial Bank of Canada.
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Inn Yorkshire Loan & Securities* orporatiou
J lie Massey-Hjirn*. Co. (Ltd), etc., etc.
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Assoc. jMem. Inst. C.E.
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Head Office, Qubbeu;  Branch  Offices
Siiekbiiookb, & 17 Place d'Anues
Hill. Montreal.
Notice of Ai.iill.ntlon ;f��r Certificate
of Improvements.
Take notice that I, Harold E. For*
ster, free niinei's substitifted certificntc
No, 115*149. intend, sixty days from the
rlate hereof, to ajiply to tho Gold Cuin-
missioner for a certificate of improve-
ments, for tbe pnrpo-m of obtaining ii
Crown grant of tbe above claim.
And further take notice thnt ndvcrsu
claims must lie sunt io thu Mininj- He*
corder, and action. commenced before
tbe issuance of such certificate of improvements.
Harold E. Forsteii,
By his agent F W. Aylmer.
Dated this 29th day of  December.
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S!!1 irv* ���������!'*�������������� ?��*??��?Wn *ytait
The Phnnto.ii Wetfdlna;.   Sr Mm. Emm* d. & IT.
THi�� G<ririv*a Wiv-ntww,   n-"*t���.'n��nryWfiM,
Moonablne nnd MnrRUPrl-t-c*. By "Th* Pn*
clieM." '
The Hendimnn of Antwerp. By Mrs. Ann &
Tht* Story nf n ff,1fH.   By Mr*-. Hn* Avnca Pl-mtnr.
Aid Radtferfhrtl Hull.   Bv mim m. k. flrM<i<>n,
Iltnnrho nr n��*nUllf>0.    Br Alaian-ter Pnmu.
A Tnle of Three .Llonav   Br.H. rnier H��wnt
A Drnma tn the Air*   R-* inif" Vfm#.
The tttorr nf Helen,   l)r Amanii* m. nnnilM.
The Captain nf the Pole-Stnr.  By a. Onnaa
The llelrean nf Whttaon -Granite.   By M. 1.
Wnm Fr��r-n.   H* Mi��rr K-rt ��� \>V\k
The ninekamlth*)! Dnnnhtrr. Br nu ir. n-rr%
Thp **oulntor ef MnMenn*   By ttylvmn-i am. Jr.
Thf* rnlan Dlnmonita.   RvMni. Vnry A. Duitlnon.
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for mie year; and the l-ook, " Twenty I 'oin-
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Service will be held to-morrow
morning in the school house at 10
o'clock, oouduoted by Rev, W. R.
In the Supremo Court of llritish C.iliinihiii,
18111, II No.��
lletH-cn Alflxniider I.. Hogg and Fr.uik
Ilotightoii, ri.'.iutiifsi
t'lutrkw T. Farrell uud G. II. Juliiiwin, Do-
t'ciidiints t
To I liiirliw r. l'.iiri'll and tl. H. .Unison of
Kurt Steele, iu the liistrict of Koot.'tay,
Take notice tflutim lhe sixth dny of Aur-nst
1891, a writ of siiiiimiiiis was issued out of this
Court ngniiiHt ynu nt the suit of tlie above
nuiiied, jMnxniiiter I.. Hogg and Flank
Hiiiiglitnn, of Fort Steelo, Ireo Miners:
Tliut the snid writ wns out'loned with lho
follotring stiit'.'inont of claim :
"The pli'iintitl's clnim i- for the cancellation
of the recnnisof tlie IipiuIwihmI inul l.ejral
Tender iniiierul Claiiiis, in the ..fli. <��� of the
Mining Iteci'riler i.t Fori Stcolu in ihe I'rov-
bice of llritish I obimliia, for nu iiijiiiielinii
rostrniniiig tho det'onilauls, tlmir servants,
agents, or -'iirkinaii from euiering iiimn lho
((ni-eii of tlio I lilis nud I ...ko Shore aiuIMoyeii
niiner.il cluims. nnd for iliiningcs nnd tho
i-.ihis ul' this action."
And take notice, further, that hy mi order
of Ills Lordship Mr. Justice Walliem, dated
filhOotnlior, 180'. it wus nnlered that service
of the said writ Ik. elWted l.y iHisling tho
snino on the office of the Mining liccori'er at
Fort Steele, ami on the sniil Queen of tho
Hills, Moyea und Lako .-shore claims, nnd by
advertising a notice thoreof for im days in the
lim,In N Ell' ne is|iii|-nr, and tlinl tlm iie
feiidonls do enter .in appearance within ,j0
davs of ihe first insertion of such notice.
Von are therefore required pursuant to
such order lo enter mi nppenriuiio to the said
writ in the otlice of lhe Ifogistrnr of this
Court ut Kamliiops, Lriri-h 1 oiiiinliiii. within
3(1 tin'v* of tho first niscriiiiii of this notice.
Dated this -ilith Novciul or, IMII.
Of Ilomild, ill the Di-itrict of Kootenay,
l'hiintills' Soiicitor. *'
1'ire insertion Dec. 1st. IWll.
Samuel S. Fowler, Eil.,
jWIjM-t-'tw tiXtalXt'l-.R.
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latest.ne.lpi.and.eoureoontrsots. Addrsss
'' MontK-on " Tea is put up by the Indian Tea
frn'ivcrs an a sample of llie bi-st qualliie. .if Indian
I   li'.is.   Therefore Ihiry use the greatest care in lhe
.election of the Tea ant) its blond, ihnt I. why thry
put it up thomsclvi-i and self ll only ia the original
J ad-age*, thereby -ecnriiip it. purity snd etrcellei.ee.
Nil up iu H Ih.,. lb. and 5 lb. package., and nsvsr
i -uld in bulk.
. If your grocer does not keep it, tell him to write to
| 11 and 13 Front Btro.l Esst, Toronto. Awarded
Highest Honors���World's Pair.
A pure Grape Cream of Tartar Powder.   Free
loin Ammonia, Alum or any other adulterant
First Annua! Ball of the Curling
Club a Brilliant Success.
The curlers' ball on Hums' Anniversary exceeded the expectations of the
most sanguine. It wns acknowledged
by all to be tlm most sociable gathering of any kind ever held in Golden,
and tho curlers have every reason to
congratulate themselves on the success
of the affair. The committee of tnan-
ngement deserre unlimited praise for
the manner in which all the arrangements had been made.
The Alexander Hall was gaily deco:--
nted with flags, bunting, evergreens,
etc. On tho platform a group of curling stones showed to advantage, while
besoms and tain o* shunters adorned
the walls on nil sides. Mr. Chas. A.
Warren, in bis usual suave style, managed the iloor to the satisfaction of all.
The music was supplied liy Mrs.
Mercier, piano, and Mr. Geo Sumner,
violin, and was all that could be desired. During the eieniug Mrs. Mercier and Miss Woodley treated the
company to an instrumental duett
which was very favorably commented
upon. Mrs. dipt. Armstrong, Miss
Simpson, and Miss Ross relieved Mrs.
Mercier at the piano several times
during the evening. ' Shortly after 9
o'clock the ball was opened witn the
Circassian Circle, with about 30 couple
on the floor. Tho programme was then
carried out as arranged, with an addition of some eight or ten extras. About
12:110 an adjournment was made for
lunch, which lusted about an hour.
Dancing was then resumed and kept
up till four a.m. Before dispersing
the dancers joined hands, forming a
large circle mound the bull and sang
averse of "Auld Lang Syne," ard
"God S.ivo the Queen."
To give u description of tbo dresses
is beyond us altogether and we will
not attempt it. We will say, however,
that the Indies all looked charming,
perfect visions of loveliness in fact.
Tliere wero present, from Donald,
Mr and Mrs Patmore, Mrs Kimpton,
Mrs Barry, Miss Ross, Messrs. Miller
and Coughlin ; \V. O. Neilson, Beaver:
and Mrs. Huckle from Canal Flat.
Tho committee desire to thank till
those who assisted with tbe decorations. Tho success of this ball whs so
marked thnt tbe curlers have decided
to make it an annual affair.
���sea* Carina* anil Interesting Fasts
About Animal Ufa.
The toad catches insects by darting
ont its tongue so rapidly tiuit the eye
cannot follow. Tbe tip is covered witb
s glutinous secretion, to which a fly or
other insect adheres.
The bind tortoises of many conntries
bury themselves in the mud at the bottoms of rtreatns and marshes on the approach of winter, and also at the coming of a protracted drought.
The hedgehog, badger, squirrel and
some kinds of mice lay np a regular
���tore of provisions for tho winter. It is
���aid that they eat only during mild
weather, and in extreme sold remain
Animals that live in cold countries
lave a warm matting of woolof fine fur
underneath their hairy coats, so thnt
they aro almost perfectly protected from
the cold. This wool usually fulls off in
The whiskers of a cat are supposed by
some naturalists to be provided with
nerves down to the tip, while utiiers be
lieve that the base of the liuir is better
fitted out with nerves thun most other
parts of the skin.
The vital principle is strongest in the
-lommon tortoise. Ono of these animals
has lived for six months after the re
moval of its brain, and the severed head
has given signs of life three days after
being cut off.
The stentor, or trumpet, animalcule,
is shaped exactly like a trumpet, save
that at the small end there is a glob >
which seems to answer the purpose oi
heart, stomach, liver, lungs, and all
other organs.
Tho beaver has more skill than a government engineer. The dams construct
ed by beavers are never washed away,
while every freshet witnesses tbe destruction of a portion ut least of the
government's works on the river.
Tlie alligator never leaves tresh water,
while the crocodile frequently travels
long distances by sea. It hns been seen
1,000 miles from laud, and it is possible
that these seagoing crocodiles have
given rise to sea serpent stories.
In a wild state the elephant is a nocturnal animal. When domesticated hit
size and dark color make hiin u great
sufferer from the heat. To relieve himself be draws water from bis stomach
by menus of his trunk and squirts it
ever his body. ���,<����*
Several murine animals propagate Involuntary pelf division. A piece breaks
off and floats away. For a time it shows
no sign of life, but when it has recovered from tlie shock of separation it de
velops inte a perfect animal.
The frog deposits its eggs in shallow
water where the warmth of the sun
promotes speedy hatching. Tho com
mon snake often selects n bed of decomposing' vegetable matter. The croc
odile and the clumsy sea tortoise go
ashore to lay their eggs.
The earner's foot is a soft cushion pe
���ulinrly well adapted to tlie stones uinl
gravel over which it is constantly walk
iug. During a Single journey throug.i
tiie Sahara horses have worn out three
sets of shoes, while the camel's feet are
not even sore.
When the common earthworm is cnt
il two, to the tail there grows a head
and to the head there grows a tail, nml
two animals are formed. As the wound
heals a small white button is formed,
which afterwards develops into rings
and a perfect extremity.
The serpent moves by elevating the
scales on its abdomen and using theiu
to push tlie body forward. The windings ure always horizontal. The nriist*.
Wlio represent tne siiiiii.siti.r-i un ver..
cal have never observed tne animal in
motion. It is impossible for it to move
lu-r'iat way.
Kxrly Visitor.
The story of Sir Edwin  Lnndta-'-.
odel for the famous  picture  of tae
Desert" is amusingly told in "Re
s-irds of an All Round Mu.'i." One
morning before Sir Edwin was out ��i
lied there cume a knock at bis door. t->.r
Eliwiu, rather surprised, called out,
"Who's there?"
"Please, sir, have you Si-dered a lion'f"
wsa tbe reply.
"Ordered a whatr
"A lion, sir, 'cos there's one come to
the back door, but he doesn't know
���whether you ordered him or not."
"Oh, very well, take him in," said the
rtii-it, it ho pitchforked on his clotnes
end hurried down, greatly puzzled as to
what he should find.
A splendid lion at the Zoological gardens bod just died and at the request of
some friend was sent to Sir Edwin.
Tbe grisly monarch, stretched at full
length as he was upou the stones of the
court, furnished the subject of Land-
seer's famous picture of tbe "Desert,"
exhibited in 1840.
Notice to Taxpayers.
Assessment Act and Provincial
Revenue Tax.
NOTICE is hereby given, in accordance with Ihe Statutes, that Provincial Revenue Tux and all Taxes
levied under the Assessment Act are
now due for the year 1(595. All of the
ubove named Taxes collectible within
the Eustern Division of the District of
Kootenay, are payable at my office,
Court House, Donald. Assessed taxes
are collectible at the following rates,
If paid on or before Juno ilOth, 1895,
Provincial Revenue $11.00 per capita.
One-half of one per cent on Real
Two per cont on assessed value of
Wild Lnnd.
One-third of one per cent on Personal Property.
One-half of one per cent on income.
If paid after June 30th, 181)5:
Two-thirds of one per cent on Real
Two and one-half per cent on assessed value of Wild Land.
One-half of one per cent on Personal
Three-fourths of  one per cent   on
Assessor and Collector.
Donald, B.C., Jan. 14th, 1895.
Carlin &  Lake.
E-trilu of M. II. Lung, Uccenscd.
SEALED tenders at a rate on the
dollar are invited for the purchase
of the whole of the stock-in-trade (consisting of Groceries, Hardware, Dry
Goods, and stock-in-trade of a General
Merchant) belonging or appertaining
to the business lately carried on by
.Margaret BoyceLang, deceased, situate
at Golden, B. C. Tenoe-s will be received by tbe undersigned up tc the 1st
day of February, 1895. Particulars
and all other information may be obtained upon application to tho undersigned. The lowest or any tender not
necessarily accepted.
Victoria, B. C.
Administrator of the Estate of M. B.
Lung, deceased.
The creditors of Harry Connacher,
late of Golden, in tlie district of Kootenay. hotel keeper, deceased, are hereby
requested to send in full particulars of
their claims by registered letter addressed to A. G. M. Spragge, solicitor,
Donald, solicitor for James Stevens
Connacher, executor of the said Harry
Connacher. Such claims are so to be
sent within sixty days ol this date and
after tho expiration of the said sixty
days the said James Stevens Connacher will proceed with the distribution of
the estate havimg regard only to those
claim: of which  he shall have notice.
Dated at Golden, British Columbia,
this 19th January, 1895.
Jas. Connacher,
Executor of Harry Connacher.
Manufactures of Sash, Doors, Mouldings
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
.   HOUSTON  & CO.
Just to see if there is
any cash in Golden, we have
decided to offer some of the
Given in B.C.
We have placed on our Bargain Tables several lines of
Staples, and put the knife to
the price. Some we have cut
in two, some at a reduction
of 33% per cent, and none
lower than 20 per cent. We
make a loss, but what is our
loss is your gain. We will
not describe goods or quote
prices. We want you to come
and see for yourself.
Carlin & Lake


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