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Vol. 3, No. 38.
$2.00 a year.
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Miners Supplies.^ss^^
ZjiiiXiOOKO?, i3.nc.
Branch Store at Bridge River where a
full stock of General Merchandise and Min
era Outfits are on hand.
J. Dunlop, General Merchant, Lillooet, B.C_
-Otrriei a fall  itock of all kind, of G'Oueriwt, D.y   Goods,   Boots   and   Shoes,
Hirdw-mt, etit,
J.Ul*0»t.   11.   C.
PRSD. H.   NELSON, Proprietor.
mat.   Rv.w.4   for    C««iuicruUl   Tr*r«M«ri'
"Livery It-Mil* ia <'o;tus.'ti<,:i.   Rui meets
Itf-tniboBi !*r gilttfltl tn *H'i from
A-t4«rtKin   !._>..■ _,• ■* Ui.iiy*
i:iv-ir point*.
Hotel Victoria,
I_CZiIi0032JT, 15. C
This bets! being new and thoroughly flriishnd tliroujlio.it ia the only ftrai
•las. hotel in Lillooet. Pers'iiii calling ul Lillooet will re.-rive every attention by
•topping tt the Hotel Victoria. Good stabling in connection wiib tlie hotel. Hcari-
IMrttwa for the Lillooet-Lyttou nage.
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«*LLOO«T, ... 0.
The Bar la supplied with the bolt Winn, Liquors and Cigar*. —        —a I
Staga leaves Lytton every Tuesday and Saturday morning for Lillooet. returning next day.    Special trips made.
If jrou contemplate a trip into Lillooet district, write us for information.
CAMERON & HURLEY     -:-    Lytton and Lillooet, B L
Jl. G. X&AX3AGX.XArrX,
Ganeral Dsaler
Fall lin«   of   Groceries,  Dry Goods,  Boots   and  Shoes
Ohothing and Hardware.    Miners' Supplies.
Kamloops, B.C.
Furniture «f every description,   Carpets,  inoleum, Win
dow Shades, Cornice Poles, etc.
Canadian Pacific Navigation Company.
m    9  _Y\_\m\\t_\ pl«an)prs for 8kagw_y and Alaska pnints leave Victoria every \V_d nun-■_•;■/
fOi   AloSKa-    evening ami Vancouver overy ThnrndAy nl 1 p.m.
Bt«»mer» (or B.C. Northern I'ointB lenve Victoria and Vmicouy.r weekly.    Regular uteameri
f#r all British Columbia polnti.   PartU ulars on *u;ilU'iiUon. 0. S. UAXTICU.G. P. .
Subscribe for The Prospector.
Parties owninf property on the street adjoining thc river bank have been busy the
past week moving their fences to the correct
street line. These fences were built before
the late survey of the town was made. It
would be a good'idea forgall parties owning
lots to move their fence, on the correct line
and have the stretts and fences in such a way
that they will know what is their property.
Probably it the government would have their
fences at the court house and jail moved to
the line others might follow tn the good work.
While the move is on foot to have the river
street opened up it might be as well to have the
side streets graded, and put in shape and also
to endeavor to have an outlet at the east end
to the back alley by making arrangements
with Messrs. Cumming and Allen for the
private alley they have between their properties, this could be accomplished and make it a
public thoroughfare. It would be as well for
the citizens and property owners to have a
meeting to discuss the matter of roads
and streets of the town and have a committee
appointed to make representations to our
member, who will no doubt do his utmost to
have a matter of this kind straighfened out.
In this issue will be found a communication
dealing with the duties of the government and
members, and also one dealing with the street
Edito* Prospector, Sir: la a letter written by Col F. Warren late R. H. A. and
published in the Inland about six years ago,
and which I think bears quoting, the writer
advocated that the public should compel the
government of the day to give more explicit
information as to the proposed legislation in
the ensuhu. session so that the electors could
express their opinions thereon and can instruct
such members how to act. Had this course
been followed in the case of 'he proposed increase in the Revenue Tax the government
would have received a far stronger point than
they are likely to receive at present.
The same thing may be said of the mineral
laws of which notice was given in thc speech
from the throne, but no information as to
the nature ot the changes is given; presumably
to prevent the mining community protesting
against unwise and unnecessary alterations,
carried oat by men, few of whom are mining
m-sn, who unable to let sleeping dogs lie, do
incalculable damage to a growing industry by
frightening away capital, and in other ways
by their continued bungling legislation.
Once a Government supporter is returned to
Parliament he is able by withholding information to vote away the money and rights of
his constituents against their wishes and instructions, and to' any protest they make he
can and does tell them that he is in the saddle
and intends to remain there and the electors
cannot get rid of him until Parliament expires
or the Government falls unless he wishes.
Now, sir, in my humble opinion this is all
wrong, a member is returned to Parliament to
A rich lady cured of her Deafness and Noises
tn the Head by Dr Nicholson's Artificial Kar
Drums, gave flO.000 to his Iutititute, so that the
deitf people unabl« to procure the Kar Drums
may have them free. Address No. l-ifta The
Nicholson Institute, 780, Klalith Avenue, Now
York, i .S.A.
J. H. Anthony.
General Merchant. LYTTON.
Storage and
Forwarding Agent
Lillooet and Bridge River.
Have goods conaigned to my care;
railway charges are tattled, goode stored
and forwarded with despatch.
Silverthorn Bros. Props.
Firat-clasa in every respect.
Choice   Wines,   Liquors
and Cigars. Sample
room   fre*.
look after the interests of his constituents and
to obey therir orders, and to vote as instructed
should the member ignore the electors and
vote to please himself ur his party then lhe
Government becomes a despotism and supposed free Government under the British flag
is reduced to a miserable farce. I am sir,
your obedient servant,
C. Dkinkwater Wray.
Lillooel, March 28th, 1901.
Editor The Prospector, Sir: It is rumored that certain parties are about to get up a
petition asking thc Government to appropriate
money to open up the street along the edge
of the bank at the south side of the town. As
people are apt to sign any petition that is presented to them, I would urge the residents of
the town to reflect before they sign a petition
for any such purpose. Of course if the Government were willing to allow us an unlimited
amount of money I admit that such a street
would be desirable. The real question is
whether the amount that the opening of this
street would cost would not be much belter
spent in puttiug sidewalks along the main
street, and properly grading it and making
drains to carry off the water, improvements
which are sorely needed as any one who attends the Methodtrt Church will admit. If a
large sum of money were spent on the proposed street, and there is no question but that
it would cost a considerable sum, nothing else
would be done for perhaps several years. I
would propose a petition asking for improvement to the main street right through the town-
Your obedient servant. J.   B.  Cherry.
Lillooet, 27 March, 1901.
Public Meeting.
A public meeting was held in Santini's hall
Saturnay evening in connection with the increase of $2 to the revenue tax. Owing to no
announcement there were only about fifteen
or twenty people in the hall who were unanimous in their opinion on the question. Resolutions were passed protesting against the tax
and the chairman was authorized to wire our
mamber*that in meeting assembled at Lillooet
the citizens were unanimous and object to the
increase and and asked him to use his influence and vote against same.
The  Coronation 0_tb.
A London despatch says the king will give
an audience next Thursday to Lord Ilorries, a
Roman Catholic peer, who will move an inquiry in the House of Lords into the wording
of the accession oath as to whether the King's
Protestantism cannot be asserted sufficently
without hurling the feelings of his Catholic
subjects. It ii the general belief that the
Government has agreed to grant request.
The report of Lord Ilorries, reception which
isj made public at the King's expreis wish,
is taken as an indication of the King's feelings
in regard to the enquiry.
The Jllnlns Comnleiton.
In the House of Commons last Wednesday,
Col. Prior read a statement from a published
interview wilh Hon. Clifford Sifton, when
that gentleman was in British Columbia last
November, in which he stated that a commission would be appointed to inquire into the
mining industry.
In reply the minister of interior said the
appointment of the commission in question
was under consideration by the government.
He also stated that the government were considering the silver-lead industry.
Japan n»v Tackle Russia.
London despatches states that the foreign
office takes a pessimistic view of the immediate future in the far east, in spite of the settlement of the Tien Tiin dispute and entertains grave fears that relations between Japan
and Russia may shortly reach the danger
point. Judging from information obtained in
various official quarters in London, Japan has
confided to at least some of the powers her
determination to oppose at all costs any secret
agreements made between Russia and China
by which the former could secure territorial or
other advantages contiguous to Korea.
Tho Revenue Tax.
The revenue tux in nothing more than
a direct tax upon labor and to increase
It would be limply outrageous. A tax
upon labor ts unjust on the face of it and
tbat tbe legislators should even propoee
increasing the tax is something which
should be remembered by the working-
men, ami when tbe next appeal ie made
to tbe country every legislator who supported this measure should be turned
down by a unanimous labor vote. Should
the bill be passed-a united action Bhouid
be taken by all who have to earn their
bread by the sweat of their brow, and
audi a protest should be rained as the
lawmakers will not dare disregard.—
Grand Forks Gazette.
The Bend'Or Mines Cleanup Por /larch and
Keep. Up its Average of Last Year.—/lining Notes Local and Otherwise.
Arthur F. Noel, manager of the Bend'Or mines, came down from Bridge river
on Wednesday with the first cleanup for
the Fe»H»n'n work. The mill Btarted up
on March lit and continued until the
25th, running about twenty-four day;,
and crushing in that time 500 tons of
ore, which averaged in the neighborhood of $5,000. The mill started up at
once and is running good.
The mine is in good shape and has
every indication of becoming a great
mine. The ledge in No. 8 tunnel; which
ia the lower level, is holding its own in
width and contain its values as before.
During the winter a large ledge in No. 1
tunnel was run into, but as yet the values have not been ascertained.
Several improvements have been made
in connection with the working of the
mine, such as less handling of the ore,
etc., which will tend to reduce the running expenses of the company considerably. The tailing? which were dumped
into the creak last season, are this year
being saved and cribbing bas been built
to hold them for future treatment.
Mr. Noe! will remain in town for a few
days and may go to Vancouver before returning to the mine again.
Work on the Alhambra claims is going head and a tunnel is being run in on
the ledge, which shows it to be a valuable preperty. Work will be continued
all summer on this property and arrangements will be made during the fall
and winter for putting in a stimp mill.
Mr. Milton Rathburn of New York, the
owner the Alhambra mines, expects to
arrive in the district about May and will
spend the season.
The mill for the Mines Exploration
Ltd.. the Lorne-Woodchuck mines, is at
present o» the Woodchuck claim, and is
ready to be put in place as soon as further orders are received. All the timbers etc., are out and the necessary
woodwork will he put up in a very short
time. The mine is looking good and
work continues on the tunn.ls and considerable ore is being taken out.
W. E. Brett masnger of tho Anderson
Lake Mining company, ia in town and
reportB the mill working satisfactory. A
new set of shoes and dies have been put
in place and are crushing the ore, the
ones heretofore used being pretty well
worn. At the mine sufficient ore is out
to keep tbe mill going some time.
William Young is doing work on the
Blackbird claim, and will open it up for
prospective purchasers. The Blackbird
has a good showing and will no doubt
with development prove a good property.
Fred H. Kinder is running a tunnel
on the Pioneer claim to take out ore for
his one-stamp mill which he recently
took in. He will make a short run in a
few weeks tj.me.
E. 0. Delong and Wm. Haylmore are
drifting and tunneling on the South
Fork for placer ground, but so far we
have not yet learned the results of their
A Pekin despatch says, the Biiiish
headquarters here report the withdrawal of both Russian and Britisli
iroups from the disputed territory at
Tien T*in. M. De Uiers, the Russian
minister to Ohina, believes that everything will be amicably adjusted at St.
Peteisburg and doubts the possibility of
luriher trouble in the matter.
W. M. Brewer, mining engineer and
correspondent for the Engineering and
Mining louraal, of New York, in an interview with a representative of the Victoria Times made the following observation relative to the situation of mining
in thii province. Mr. Brewer spent a
season in this district and sent considerable information to the outside world:
" inother reason for the apparent lack
of progress is owing to a detect in the
Mineral Act with regard to the number
of claims one man may hold, and indirectly giving authority for restaking rather
than actual performance of assessment
work. No one realizes better than myself the consideration due to the prospector. He belongB to a class of men who
are absolutely essential to the progress
and prosperity of a mining community.
Ho takes greater chances and risks while
following his chosen calling than almost
any other man. But while I realize
what is due to the prospector, at the
same time I also realize that he is DiUeh
better off with a few claims which he
i9 com polled to woik  and develop than
with a large number [and the ability t>
evade doing the necessity ae=esimcnt
work. The trouble in British Columbia
today is that there is too large an area
of mineral-bearing ground held bv prospectors and others in such a poor state
of development that none of the claims
really possess any value because there
are not eulficient indications shown to
warrant an attempt to interest outside
capital; but if one man could only hold
one or two claims and was compelled to
do assessment work actually worth the
amount claimed to have been done by
the prospector, it would not be long before he would have such a claim sufficiently developed to warrant outside
capitalist taking hold of It. There seems
to be an impression abroad generally in
this province that the mining investor
desires to acquire acerage when purchasing a property and there is some reason
for this assumption, because a great
many, especially English promoters,
make the claims in their prospectuses
that the acerage is large for the purpose
of suggesting to would-be investor! that
because the surface area of ont well
knowu and developed claim was worth
a reasonable price that consequently a
large number of undeveloped and un-
proven claims lying in the Vicinity of
this one must increase the value in proportion to the number of acres acquired.
As a bulk of the English investors are
absolutely ignorant as to mining as an
industry and merely invest their money
on tbe advice of some well known broker
generally because the proposition he has
promoted have been money makers,
they swallow the bait held out, and find
out when it is too late that probably
every acre of ground outside of the one
developed claim is worthless. Instances
have come under mv personal observation, during my residence ol three years
in the province, where the law for assessment work has been so violated ai the
following; when two prospectors hare
recorded $400 worth of work and were
on'y absent from the town tbey started
from, situate 30 miles from their prospects, four days in all. Of coun>e this is
a very exceptional case, but take the
average prospector throughout British
Columbia, and for that matter the average local investor in mining propositions
and we find them to be claim poor. To
perform work worth $100 a year on each
of their claims is, ia many casss, an absolute impossibility, and in th* majority
of easel almost impossible. My argument is that if men were only permitted
to hold the number of claims that tbey
could develop properly there would be a
vait Jarea thrown open to other men to
exploit and every prospector would be
able to develop his claims to such a
stage as would warrant him iu putting
them on the market. Until either the
prospectors and local investors themselves learn the wisdom of such a course
from experience or else are taught hy
legislation, this province will not progress as rapidly as her mineral resources
really warrant.
Cyanide consumption is ef individual
requirement, ranging from Z}\ ounces to
five pounds per ton of ore treated. Probably eight ounces per ton might be considered average. The consumption of
cyanide in some mills il a considerable
item. Some time ago the De Lsmar,
Nev„ mill was ciedited with the usage ot
900 pounds cyanide of potassium per day
At the time it was stated that the peculiar character of the ore there made it require three pounds per ton. The use ot
lime is a great saving in cyanide, correcting the acidity of the ore, neutralizing it. and aiding in cyaniding. The
lime, dry-slacked and powdered, ii added ai the ore is charged into the tank,
from one to two pounds lime per ton of
ore. Like everything else in connection
with the cyanide process, success depends upon exactness in quantity and
method, which can only be secured by
caieful, intelligent experience in each
individual case. It is possible to wort
$8 gold ore by the cyanido process at a
profit, but it requires expert management.—Mining and Scientific Preie.
Eighteen cubic feet of gravel in bank
or 27 cubic feet dry, weigh a ton. Thirteen cubic feet average gold or lilver ore
in mine, or 20 cubic feet broken quarlz,
weigh a ton.
Completed reports show that the
world's gold production iu 1900 was, iu
round figures, $307,000,000. an increase
of about $1,000,000 aver that of 1899.
At Fernie, the other day, a miner was
lined $5 and costs for setting off a shot
contrary to tbe rules in oneof the mine*.
This lias never occurred in the Slocan.—
New Denver Ledge.
Andrew Carnegie has offered «ti!l an-
other $5,000,000 to Philadelphia for the
p'tr.oecs of build'ng libraries. "A  WOMAN   LIFTS  HER   LOVER."
So pn«, fo cweetly pcod iha is,
?'j hopelessly flhore y ul
White n* ii Illy bud -i; • i>:
Why should she over lovo you?
Yet I.'t this tbouglil your sad Wart stir:
A woman lifts her lover,
An-i you bball grow more like to ber
\Yliil_ you're a-winnlng >-,i ber.
—Francis Bterne Palmer hi Century.
q A Lynching Party That Stopped to 0
y I'lnj- Poker. £
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"Ever hear the Btory of how the Ecven
of diamonds, which filled the Inside
Btraight, saved an innocent man from being lynched?" asked the former deputy
sheriff. "Sounds like u vroird narrative,
eh 7 But it's nil true, for f was near hy
at tho time, nnd I got tho facts from a
man who was in tbe party which had
been sent to overtake a young chap sus-
pe< ted of a crime.
"it was this way." continued the dep-
uly as he tilled his pipe and got hack
where the breeze could do hiui most good.
"I was railroading iu those days at a
small place called Benson. Not far from
us was a bigger town, nnd we were a
sort of branch village. Ono morning we
ent word from Wilton, which was the
large!- town, that old man Whitesides
and liis son had been murdered and the
place robbed. We got only a few of the
details, but these were enough to show us
ihnt a desperado hnd done the trick.   No
man in the city had st I higher in the
public esteem than Whitesides, and when
it was known thai he had been killed
lynching tall; was rife. Everybody seemed tn hit on a young fellow named Me-
l.ny as the murderer, and the fact that
he hnd disappeared on the night of the
murder without paying his board bill or
saying when he would return added
strength lo the belief that he was the
murderer. M^.oy had been in the city
for n couple of months and was working
some insurance scheme, lie hail been
figuring on old man Whitesides as a possible policy taker, and the townsfolk argued that McLoy knew the ins and outs
nf his wny of living. The son was there
with him only part of the time. The two
hnilies were found in Ihe library by a
servant n good many hours after the
crime had been committed. The police
found absolutely no clew ou which to begin. It was found thnt the safe had been
rubbed of n good deal of cash, and lhe
entile house had been rummaged.
•'About 7 p. m. n telegram eame from
Benson that McLoy was stopping there,
and a detective wns sent to place him
under arrest. An effort was made to
keep the fact quiet, hut before the officer
had left lo arrest his mnn it wns known
throughout the city that something was
about to drop, .fust as soon as the populace found that McLoy was in reach of a
mob it was agreed to go over and take
him from the olltcer and lynch him on tbe
spot. This suggestion met wilh such favor thnt the mob was soon organized and
nn its way to intercept the detective and
Ids prisoner. Watsou, lhe detective, was
notified hy wire thnt the mob would endeavor to find him, and he was told to
keep under cover unlit he could deliver
liis mau for safe keeping.
"Watson arrested his man without any
trouble, nnd MeLoy snid it wns a big
mistake, as he could prove. All he asked
was to he properly protected from a wild
mob. The officer guaranteed him u safe
trip to the jail nt Hawley, where he
would he fully protected. Watson got n
second message from Wilton advising
him to tnke nn nut of the way route nnd
lo hide his tracks.
"Watson wns acquainted with the
country, nnd he decided to take the back
mute to Hawley. He handcuffed his
prisoner and started off in n trap, while
a blinding rain begnn to fall. This did
not interfere with his speed, nnd the
horse raced blindly, for il wns a snfo
gamble that McLoy would be lynched,
guilty or not. ir rnilght. Watson appreciated his position, nnd he got so ashamed of himself that he unlocked the prisoner's handcuffs and made him hold the
umbrella so us to get some protection
from the rain. The officer wns in a pickle, however, when he got to a stream
nud found that it was swollen too much
to he crossed, and there wns no other
route to tnke #> Hawley without running
right into the anus of lhe pursuers. It
was black dark. Watson acted quickly.
lie drove back a short distance to nn old
house, drove his team far into the swamp
to hide it nnd then returned to the shack
to get ont of the rnin. Tlie place wns not
occupied, nnd Watson said he would wait
there until the stream could he crossed.
"The officer and the prisoner had uot
been in the house an hour before they
heard voices, and in n moment they knew
that the pursuers were upon them. This
wns bad. Wntson sneaked under the
house, and Mcl.oy followed, nnd in a little while six members of the mob came
in. They hnd lanterns, nnd they stood
over the prisoner, but they did not know
"The rain kept beating down, und
there wns not much chance of anybody's
erossing the swollen stream lhat night.
The pursuers had to make the best of It.
They snt around in the damp r n nnd
told how sweet vengeance would he when
they eame upon Ihe murderer. All the
while the rain continued to poor, and lhe
six men got lonely. After awhile one
small chap suggested thai they play
enrds, nnd then somebody hooted nt the
suggestion, because no cards could be
found. But the little man wns equal to
the occasion, and he brought out a deck
which had heen free from the rain. Tor
an hour they played seven up, which was
tiresome, and they hnd nbout decided lo
let tlie cards alone when the slime li'tle
man said that poker would be a mighty
good proposition for a night like lhat.
"Well, the poker game wns started.
The men had to play on lhe lloor in lhe
tight of the one lantern, but when they
got engrossed in the game they figured
more on the worth of n hnnd thnn on
their discomforts. They played n steady
".■tme. without noting that the ram had
almost ceased, nnd the belting hud at
Inst got down to three of the players.
The others had gone broke. The players
who stuck were there for what il was
north, and they shuffled the damp cauls
„nd thought less every shuffle of the man
,hev had been sent to kill, 'lhe short
man was winning right along.
mist have been .Ine to the racMhat_he
rather, nn the floor, w-as heard hy the
officer nnd his man, who were crouched
beneath ihe honrje. The playing hnd at
lust dwindled down In tiie short man and
tbe elderly gentleman. Colonel Belotte,
and the latter got hot ns the cards failed
to fall as he liked. Johnson, the short
chap, was still winning, aud it had he-
gun to look as if he could win everything
in sight, and be wat playing with thnt
object in view. While they were .- 'tabling for stakes which got higher and
higher Watsou oud his prisoner wore
plaining to escape. Watson culled McLoy, nud together they hurried from under the house. The trap was brought
out, and Watsou found that thc stream
could fie crossed with little or no danger.
Accordingly they prepared lo skip, and
they did manage to cross without lhc
least harm. -Inst alter tin,, had reached
the other side of the- stream the rain began pouring down again, aud Watson
whipped his horse nud made him tly
through Ihe muddy roads.
"In the meantime the gamblers were
slill nt the cards. They had remarked
that the rnin was over, nud Colonel Belotte, who hnd but u small sum left, said
lhat he would start as soon as he lost
his few chips, ami il did look as if the
start would not be long delayed, for
Johnson was still winning. 'Ihey were
getting near the end when the ruin began again—Ihe uain which had been kind
enough to let Wntson cross the stream
before it resumed its violence.
"'I haven't much left here,' snid Colonel Belotte, 'but as soon as this is gone
we will continue our journey. That rain,
however, will keep us on this side of the
stream if it doesn't hold up soon. Heal
the curds rapldty, Johnson.1
"Rapid dealing wus Johnson's long
suit. There wns a jack pot, nud one or
two failures to open it made it sweet and
rich. This kept up until on a deal b.v the
colonel Johnson said that he would open
the jack for $1, and the colonel had ti
come in nt thut price, even if he hnd lo
draw another hnnd. When Ihe bets hud
been made. Johnson snid he wanted one
card, nnd then the colonel began to figure. He found that he hnd the four, the
five, the six and the eight of broken suits,
und n seven was needed to make the
straight. He thought for a moment, and
lie remembered ihnt he hnd lost a score
of plantations, us he thought, on drawing
for inside straights, aud he had always
sworn not to do it again, but something
prompted him. nud. like Johnson, he took
one card. He determined to bet nil he
hnd, seven or no seven, and all of the
men in the room were lounging around,
nnd the guns looked bad for n poker
place. Johnson looked at his card without changing bis expression, and then ho
bet 'a handful of dollars. The colonel
came back at him and wns met with another raise. He met this with his Inst
chips, which, by the wny, were nails taken from an old keg in the corner, nnd
then he looked nt his fifth card. Sure
enough it wns the seven of diamonds.
The colonel hnd tilled his first inside
" 'Is my cheek good for n raise ?" ho
"'As good ns the gold,' replied the
willing Johnson, who wns feeling safe
behind three big aces.
"The colonel shoved in a cheek which
was written on a blank paper, and the
call was made by Johnson. When Belotte raked in the stuck, Johnson looked
like a man who had been hit by a trolley
enr. nnd he did not know how to tnke
it. But the game wont on. the luck
changed, and in an hour more Jobusou
hud lost his last dollar.
" 'Now, just to show thnt you were not
playing fair,' said the colonel, 'I am going to return to these gentlemen all that
they Inst, nnd you can go hack home the
best way you can. 1 don't want any
client to go on a lynching trip with me.
Now you get right nut in the rnin und
burn the wind or vou might get some
lend milled to your weight.' "
The deputy sheriff got up.
"But how nbout lhe lynching that was
prevented hy the seven or diamonds?"
anxiously nsked n mnn across the table.
"Oh. ves! Why. sure." said the deputy. "I almost forgo! that. Well, you
know the rain kept the party back until
Belotte got almost broke, and then that
Inside straight kept the game going until
Wntson had time to escape to Hawley
with McLoy."
"But was McLoy lynched?" anxiously
asked another.
"Certainly not," replied the deputy.
"He proved nn alibi; hut even before this
wus done the real murderer, n negro, wus
found nnd hanged. .McLoy still hits that
greasy seven spot of diamonds, nml you
couldn't get it from him for $1,000,000."
—New fork Sun.
Americans    Are    Sow    More    Clever
Thnn Chlncne an,I Jai>a.
"The older generation of theater goers \.ill no doubt reenll the troupe of
Japanese acrobats and jugglers that created such a sensation iu this country
some years ago," said a retired theatrical
manager recently. "It was the one to
which ■Little All Bight' belonged. The
Japs aud Chinese used to tie considered
the best jugglers nnd equilibrists iu the
world, but they are far behind the Americans of today. Their big reputation has
beeu overshadowed long ago.
"The company I have just mentioned
caught the people by the novelty of their
tricks. B.v the way, the nickname of
•All Bight' was given Ihe little fellow
because of the signttl he would always
give his father when they wero nbout
to perform some daring acrobatic feat.
'A' ri' the boy would pipe when be wus
ready lo be tossed by his father head
over heels iu the nir. Tlie name tickled
the fancy of the populace and became a
valuable trademark in lhe troupe. When
the Little All Itiglit company went out
oi' existence, it was sold for a good round
sum. It was stolen afterward by some
fake company, and n long lawsuit resulted.
"You may remember thnt f.ittle All
Bight used to slide down un inclined wire
from tlie lirst balcony to the footlights,
keeping his balance b.v means of n paper
uuiluclla. It was then regarded ns marvelous. There are performers today who
do the same thing in evening dress while
smoking a cigarette and with nothing to
balance them except their bare hnnds.
Alter thc white acrobats hnd time to
practice limy beal the Japs ej their own
game. Same tiling with juggling. Our
fellows soon caught un und bent the orientals ut every mm.
"I remember one of the most fetching
things the Chinese did was to keep n lot
of paper butterflies iu the nir by the nid
of a fun. The uninitiated never discovered thnt these butterflies were kept iu the
air exactly the same distance above the
bend of the performer b.v means of an iu-
visible silk thrend attached to them. No
Chinaman attempted to do the trick without the thrend, but in a little while a
number ul American jugglers did the
same butterfly nick without the help of
(he Invisible threads.
"The feat wns benutlful and attractive,
hut after awhile it became so cheapened
hy constant use thnt it wus dropped from
the hills of all first class places of amusement and relegated to the cheap side
show loots, along with most of the Chinese and Japanese acrobats nud jugglers."
and this
I he
>w   ine ciii'i---,   ."■   --   - .
,„„   ,nve sat down at a table with
„ |V   gentleman    who   was   gnnihl.n
with him     But the game mnde them all
_„;;      coords,   forn.   home  he  con,,
^hnvesa,  downatatadewth    b
Turtle Fishers of Tennessee,
Terhnps the dreamiest, laziest existence iu America is the life on thc southern rivers in summer. It is nt this season
of the yeur that thousands of people,
men, women and children, are to be seen
catching turtles, hunting pearls, collecting mussel shells, fishing on the Band
burs, capturing wuter stiukes or dragging
submerged walnut logs from the wnter.
Hundreds of shnnty boats taking lish
nnd bartering nil sorts uf goods wilh the
natives ply from one landing to another.
The river people are satisfied with no
other mode of existence nnd rarely ever
abandon ils seductive charm.
The Tennessee river is the greatest
fresh wnter turtle stream iu the world,
and the Cumberland is famous for its
prolific turtle fields. The Tennessee hits
its source in the mountains nnd cuts its
wny through a rocky country, rendering
it perfectly clear nt normal depth. The
turtle of tiie clear streams, though smaller, are more valuable in the markets
than the huge monsters taken from the
muddy Mississippi. There are huge Initio pens along the Tennessee river, where
hundreds of them nre kept securely nfter
being captured. Some turtles hnve been
taken from the Tennessee and Mississippi rivers which the nntlves swear would
weigh from -100 to (mil pounds. These
enormous catches are rare, and the money is made b.v selling the smaller ones.-
NnsJiville Letter in Chicago Itecord.
It   Komiied   Ills   Traveling  Companion, lull  |i-oolcil the Itohhcra,
"Speaking of train robberies." snid s
veteran railroad man. "did any of you
fellows ever hear (hat story about Major
Patterson? The yam is not uow," he
continued, "nnd 1 thought some of you
inighl hnve heard it before, but it happens to be true und is worth telling again.
"Years ago tiie major was traveling
on the railroad through western Kansas
when he fell into conversation with s
very agreeable chap front St. Louis,
Train robberies were frequent iu those
days, and when the conversation finally
turued to that subject the St. Louis man
reinnrkod thnt he had an excellent
scheme for hiding his money in such un
emergency. 'I simply put it tinder the
Mvnntbaud of my hat.' ho said, 'nnd uo
robber in the world would ever think of
looking there for cash.' With that h«
pulled off his lint and showed where lit
had $250 'planted' as lie described.
"About an hour Inter the train wa«
suddenly halted while it wns turning I
lonely ravine, nnd in n few moments s
masked mnn entered the enr nnd begun
to systematically loot the passengers,
while two other robbers kept them covered wilh shotguns from the doors. When
tbe fellow reached him. the major looked up coolly nnd declared he hnd less
thnn n dollar in his pocket. 'Now, il
you'll leave me that and my watch,' ht
said, 'I'll tell you something worth knowing. Thnt fellow in the next sent hnt
$250 under thc swentbnnd of his hnt.
'All right,' said the robber; 'keep youi
wntch nnd chicken feed.' And he proceeded to confiscate the other passenger'!
"When the agony wns all over and the
marauders had departed, the St. Lou'19
mnn turned around, bursting with rage
and indignation. 'Thut wns 11 dirty, low
down trick.' he roared, 'and I'm going to
hold you accountable for every cent of
my money!' 'I expected you to, my
friend,' replied the major quietly, 'und
here is the amount. You see,' he added,
'I happpn to he n paymaster In the United Slates army, nnd 1 hnve a matter of
(140,000 in this valise by my feet. Under
the circumstances I felt justified in temporarily sacrificing your little $"50 to
divert attention. I shall charge it up to
the government as "extra expense in
transportation   of   funds." ' "
The tllnnt  t'.it-; llsli mnn.
During his short stay in I'.ugland some
years ago lhe king of Portugal frequent'
ly took various little trips by train secretly and u lupanied b.v only oue of Ida
soil. Traveling down to Hatfield once in
ti b ml class compartment, lhe Portuguese king entered into conversation—
the king speaks lOnglish lluently—with a
typical, plain spoken "John Bull."
"They poem tn he making a deal of fuss
over tin' king of Portugal, sir. who is now
In London. Have you seen hliu, mlglil I
"Yes." replied Ihe I'-nglishinnii "He
aln'l much of a king lo look at. Why,
sir, his stomach aln'l no fatter nnd his
face aln'l no more Intelligent thnn yours,"
His majesty said afterword lhat lis
could understand why the English people
were called "plain spoken."
Seven Have the DI0OU Stain.
You cannot always believe in lhe genuineness of relics shown to you in Europe. Literary Paris, for Instance, is
greatly agitated over lhe difficulty of deciding' which is the genuine copy of
"L'Ami du Peuple." which was stained
with the blood of Marat when the revolutionist met his death at the hands of
Charlotte Cordny. So far seven copies
hnve turned up, nil solemnly accredited
nnd nil hearing tbe blood stain—I'.x
"Yon sny ho hns adopted art ns 0 pro
"Yes; he hns adopted it. But he trcnti
it like a cruel stepfather in a story hook.'
—Washington Star.
rir.ir.ll'* Coffer .Injr.
A visitor who retained from Brash
says that the whole country Is perpetual'
ly intoxicated by coffee. It Ib brought tt
the bedside tlie moment one awakes nml
just before sleep, at incitls nud between
meals, on going out and coming in. Men.
women nnd children drink It wilh lhc
snme liberality, nnd it is fed to babies it
arms. The effect Is apparent In trembllii|
hnnds, twitching eyelids, yellow, dry skin
nnd n chronic excitability worse than
that produced by whisky.
A  woman is never so mad ns si
when she sees a lull Ihal is let
Cheap right niter sonic smooth man
talked her around lo buy an eneyelnp
e Is
ntty pos,
l-i  i" l!'"-e of Ne
ml mil i> ni Afii.'i
Uow the Other GtrJ Boiirtlci'H Annoy
Her, E-*-|jOfJnlly if She In Pretty.
The fioii t'tlLitu' Mouse Child und the
Landlady Who U Concerned About
the fta.%,   ■
Girls who board iu tlio same house regard one another as mortal enemies and
when congregating for an after tea talk
invariably select the prettiest of the tribe
for a ruthless cross tire of remarks she
dare not take offense ai, says the Baltimore American. Her faults and bad
temper are aired for the edification of
the dapper clerk who is apparently being
won by her attractive ways, the said
young man at once receiving all statements with credulity worthy of the ver-
iest infant and congratulating himself ou
hU eseape from being married to u termagant.
Of course during this exchange of cou-
tideuces the pretty girl isn't within earshot. She is up stairs making herself
radiant for tbe caller who is to face tbe
boarding bouse "line up." Along toward
8 o'clock some of the men murmur about
engagement^ and steal away as if responsible to the entire household for their
goings and comings. And after their departure the remaining ones, generally
women, figure on tlie probable destinations, with a sprinkling of appropriate
sneers about the different girls certain of
the male boarders are known to "rush."
In the midst of the excitement attendant on such guesses the caller is ushered
in, and each person present takes a mental inventory of his hair and eyes, cut of
clothes, size and possibly financial status.
If he is ordinary looking the unanimous
opinion is that the new boarder Vcau't be
much, for she has such coi ..ion company," while if he bear all tin- I ■llmarks nf
good breeding and exclusive society they
at once conclude she is associating wiji
persons above ber own station. Every
face expresses liich evident interest in
the caller and his potential mission thnt
what has formerly seemed to hint only
a friendly visit develops suddenly into a
meeting fraught with most significant import. Sometimes a member of the family
circle ventures an exchange of pleasantries with the caller, informing him,
with that dangerously ingenuous air of
candor that would deceive the wisest,
that she "hopes he won't have long to
wait. Miss Blank seems to be rather deliberate about getting dressed, but then
she bas to work so hard all day that she
I a probably tired at night and doesn't feel
like fixing in a hurry." Which the young
man obediently swallows and feels like a
rentable fiend to keep Miss Blank out of
bed when she would probably rather be
sleeping. Incidentally be registers a vow
to call only ut infrequent intervals on account of her desire for rest, ami the girl
never knows what caused such cessation
of former visits.
When she finully sails into the midst of
tlie gazing boarders and fi-#rety young
men, the other women give a despairing
glance at her beauty and prepare to leave
her in possession, but not iu that clever
manner by which members of private
households manage to give the impression that they really have duties elsewhere. That would destroy the keen delight of annoying tbe pretty girl. So they
all stand up as tf moved by a common
impulse aud begin sidlmg toward the
door with a "we know she will be angry
if we slay" expression occupying prominent position on their faces tbat gives
any novice the idea he has been talked
over at dinner by the girl so as to convey
the impression he is more than a friend.
The boarders count on just such a conclusion and realize exultingly that such
t significant action is enough to make ft
bashful man take safety in flight.
The" evident weight attached by them
to a merely formal call nips iu the hud
what might have been a full blown
courtship under more congenial conditions, and the girl writhes with mortification at what her intuition perceives is a
plot to be revenged on ber superior good
looks. After the last -Hraggler has departed there 'is time tor but a few commonplaces before somebody's young hopeful notes the open door and strolls in to
inquire for "mamma." That neglectful
parent has gone for a car ride with a
crony, and the child is satisfied to remain
in the parlor until bedtime. Tlie girl
can't object, and yet she Knows the caller
ts thinking uncomplimentary thoughts of
her surroundings.
During the eventful evening some amiable but tactless'old lady starts to enter
the room and then backs hastily out,
apologizing as she goes. She has broken
up more matches than even the boarding
house child, so it is affirmed, but is really
the least Intentionally harmful of the assembly.
By thte time the caller has despaired
of peaceful conversation and settled buck
to wait further developments. Doors are
slammed and locked with thnt suggest-
iveness of bedtime exasperating to a
caller, nnd persons filled with friendly
curiosity find It'necessary to make frequent errands past the parlor door. Presently the light Is turned dim in the hall
us n hint that gas must not be wasted,
and the old maid of the establishment
begs pardon and intrudes for a book she
hasn't left on the piano. Even the young
man sees through this subterfuge and if
the girl could only forget her sense of
constraint woidd have a jolly evening do-
spite Obstacles. Bul she remember--, the
volley of chaff she will have to receive
next morning from the breakfasters and
imagines that keen though often kindly
eyes are noting her efforts at entertain-
Log, and a certain Inhospitable stiffness
creeps iulo ber manner. She finds \wv-
self answering at random, whereas she
was formerly considered brilliant at repartee, and the caller is puzzled and disappointed in her.
The big clock booms out 10 and half
past, and the distracted girl Is just collecting her thoughts sufficiently to atone
somewhat for preceding vagaries when
the voice of the landlady floats down
from the second floor asking sweetly that
the gas he turned out "when your caller
goes. Not now, you know, hut please
don't forget It when yon come up."
Which is too straight out from the shoulder nn invitation to the young mnn fo
make himself scarce 'to he ignored, and
he mumbles a good night, and the girl
goes up to her little hall room with a
strangely true premonition that be will
never enmo again.
Flite Kind to Her.
"I vriflh 1 had studied law." she nnld
"It would have been a bitter experience
for vou." he answered,
"Why so?" (die demanded.
*'You would have had lo let the judg*
hnve the lust word.**—Chicago Post,
[tnllnclnatloua w hioh Bncedify Vnn-
IhIiciI When tilt* Opportunity toBx*
\.lo\i Thein Was Removed From (lie
Of late yenrs there is no men:al disease which has occupied tho attention of
brain specialists more thuu hallucinations. Thc competition to get on, especially among public men, is so tierce
that mental disorders nf the most distressing kind unknown in thc Inst century arc rapidly ou Ihe increase. Not thai
persons so afflicted arc mad. Peoplo subject to hallucinations nre simply victims
of certain false perceptions engendering
a belief in something which has uo existence outside tbe senses.
The ordinary sea voyage having been
found to work many cures, it was resolved by several gentlemen to sec what a
sen voyage with suitable, medical treatment could effect. So an ocean going
steamer was chartered and- started ou a
trip around the world with u party of
some 41) ladies und gentlemen, exclusive
of medical men—of whom 1 was oue—on
Every passenger was thc victim of
some hallucination, and they ull knew
that llieir ultimate recovery not only depended on the voyage, but largely on the
efforts tbey put forth themselves. The
shyness which characterized my patients
soon wore off, and before we bad heen ut
sea a week all were at llieir ease chatting
about llieir symptoms with refreshing
candor. A more varied assortment of delusions it would have been impossible to
have got together. Those who found no
scope at sea for the exercise of their delusions soon recovered.
One of the quickest recoveries was thnt
of a stockbroker whose fortunes so rose
nnd fell during a crisis that he presently
developed a belief that any street in
wh]cl) he was walking divided as he
passed along into two halves, one presenting u steep ascent, the other a steep
descent. He used generally, so 1 was
told by his wife, to choose the ascent
nnd, to thc amusement of the spectators,
toil along lhe level thoroughfare ns if he
were going up hill. There being no streets
nt sen. the weakened nerves which had
conveyed thc impression to thc optic
nerve soon recovered tone, nud on reaching Bombay be returned to England
overland cured.
The spirit of emulation which this
speedy recovery gave birth to worked
splendid cures through the will power invoked.
"1 know my husband Is not sitting in
that chair," a lovely young widow would
sny to me, "but 1 find il so difficult to
persuade myself that the sight can deceive inc. When 1 approach what 1 think
is my husband, my hand so expects to
rest itself on the dear one's shoulder thnt
I cannot prevent it dropping when it
tiuils nothing there."
1 made ber walk through the phantom
figure and chair whenever they appeared,
with no result. Ai last 1 discovered that
she carried u portrait of her Into husband. This I confiscated ami, making
lhc chef feign indisposition, persuaded
her In take ins place till she recovered.
I)islruction was what she wanted, nud
cooking for fit) people supplied her with
more than sullieienl. Iu n fortnight she
was ceil.
A young lady who from too much novel
reading hnd got to believe tbat she was
I lo- heroine of a novelette and to prevent
being abducted b.v n wealthy duke had
been wont to hide in coal cellars, garrets
of houses and oilier queer places agreed
with me lhat lhe duke would probably
become disheartened if he saw her cleaning oul I be cabins daily and wailing nt
Dinner. It must have been a pleasant
illusion, for there was a twinge of regret
in her voice one day when she told me
"Ihal there wus no fenr of her being abducted now, as the duke the last time
she saw him had looked at ber with ill
concealed scorn."
On board there was a retired merchant
who from too suddenly relinquishing nn
active life had become lhc prey of fancies, one of which wns to imagine him
peir a grain of corn liable to be picked up
b.v any chance fowl. On land the mere
sight of a rooster sent him into paroxysms of fear. Even thc birds we met
nt sea occasioned him some alarm, till 1
pointed oul Hint sen birds could know
uol king or seeds. At Naples I ventured',
impelled by sonic of lhe party who were
growing weary of meat, to Introduce
some poultry on board. The poor follow
turned so deadly pale when he saw lliem
that to reassure him 1 threw a bucket of
suit wnter over him. whispering, "It's all
rigid; fowls bate salt water."
The nexl day. after drenching him
again. 1 persuaded him to pluck a couple
of fowl for dinner and the following to
take a live one in his hands on promising
that'the salt water" should ho used Ihe
moment he was in danger. As soon as he
began to think he might nfter all escape
his-doom I knew ihal the enfeebled tissuo
was slowly hardening.
Perhaps the most Intellectual, certniuly
the most famous, of nil our patients wns
a well known banister who from sheer
overwork and nervousness had become a
prey of a curious hallucination. Imagine
u gentleman mounting a chair the moment he entered a room and bursting into
tears if he failed to touch lhe ceiling.
For the lirst three months he had no
ceiling but the heavens, for he lived aud
slept on deek. his duties being to keep all
the brasswork well polished. After wo
left Melbourne it grew so bitterly cold
thnt he begged to be allowed to sleep below.
"You may try If you like." I snid. "but
remember if you look at. let alone touch,
the ceiling, you'll bave to go back." It
then became a ease of will power, and
will [lower triumphed.
One of lhc few failures was an old lady
who regularly every evening believed
that she wus n letter which 'bad been
written for disputed' by the niglil mail.
After sticking u slump on her forehead
she used lo get into lhe bed she bad
brought on hoard. She accounted for her
presence tlie next morning by explaining
that the "relative lo whom she bad been
dispatched had nlii.vd a f'—eh stump and
reposted her.
Tlie Smallest Itnil.
The peasant possessor of a piece of land
In lhe district of lizelioe. Denmark, pays
what Is believed lo be the sill a I lest rent
paid by anybody in lhe world -a single
penny. Thc land has been In bis family
for generations and ■■scapes a higher rent
through the aet of one of his ancestors in
saving Ihe life of Count Uantzau of Bri-
reohei-'l ensHo	
Ilia Wny ol nisnlpnllnK.
"But." persisted ihe lion vivant. "it's
so monotonous to be always doing good.
Don't you ever have a wild desire to gtt
out and paint tlie town?"
"I do. I do!" responded the millionaire philanthropist. "And when thai feel
ing tomes over ine I put up a inagni.i-
ccnt red building und present it to the
town for an art Institute or school of
technology. You don't know what dissipation really is, young mini."—Chicago-
l-rvtinrrd  Tor (he  Worst.
"Now," said Mr. Meektnn us he got
Into his overcoat and pulled on his mittens, "1 must go home ami explain to
"Is she demanding an cxplanatiou?"
"What nbout?"
*'My dear, sir, how do 1 know? I
haven't been home yet."—Washington
Tin Poll Tnet.
It was on tlie street enr. "Ouchl Yon
clumsy!" And the pretty young lady
glowered nt the big man with a tin pait
who had trod upou ber pel corn.
"Pardon me, miss. If your foot had
heen large enough to see iu a poor light,
I would have avoided it." Then she
sinilcd nnd crowded along to make rooms
for him, he looked so tired.—Detroit Free
Hot*   DlRiiinrck  Conld   Ent.
In an entertaining collection of anecdotal history regarding lhc lifo and times
of Bismarck, published by Unrpcr &
Bros., occurs the following:
Bismarck nnd Bancroft..the American
historian und nt that time minister to the
cnurt of Berlin, were one dny dining wilh
llerr von der Ileydt, Who prided himself
on the quantity and quality of the food
which he furnished to his guests, nnd of
that dinner the following story Is told:
"In those days llSlit*) Bismarck was
Mill in possession of his wonderful appetite. Bancroft< at first amazed, been mo
at last anxious ou seeing liis friend twice
partake largely of thc lirst courses. 'Dear
count,' he remarked wilh a world of anxiety in his voice, '1 believe there is more
lo come.' 'I should hope so.' replied Bismarck, joyfully, nnd renewed his terrifying practice nt the next course."
Wonld So uiul Better.
The Sixth Michigan cavalry, of thc famous Custer brigade, was commanded
by a colonel who had formerly been a
member of the Michigan bar.
Iu tlie early morning of the last day at
Gettysburg his regiment, with others,
wns in line nwaitiug orders. The men
grew Impatient nud excited and grndnally
became noisy in lifolr talk nnd laughter.
The colonel bore il for a few moments,
nnd then, turning to his men, with a
nervous gesture, lie called, "Keep silence
there!" Instantly adding in an apologetic
tone, "Not that I care, but it will sound
belter!"—Youth's Companion.
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"I've beard a good many >;<ji1i-s about
'hip shooting.' " said a veteran buuler ol
this city, "hut I never saw bul one mau
who professed lo lie able lo do ihe llick
lie was a physician uumed VVebsier. who
came from somewhere near (na. lesion.
S. C. I hunted witli him twice al Ashe
ville, aud on eaeli occasion he gave some
remarkable exhibitions of his skill.
"He used an old fashioned l*ar''.er
breechloader. 1- bore, and when ho shnl
from the hip he giusped the stock jual
behind the hummers with his right hand
and held the barrels (irmly iu Ids left
some i igln or nine luetics below the muz
■Ae. The (hit of lhe stock was pressed
against liis right side al Iho top of the
hiji bone und a little to lhe front, so lie
did net face Iho object ho shol al. bul
had il quartering on his left. 1 am sure
about these details because I watched
him particularly. "" e lirst tiling I saw
him knock over a rabbit which was loping across a plowed lield. He steadied
the gun for an instant wiih a gesture
that ie minded me somehow of a man
holding a billiard cue and then blazed
away.   The rahbii dropped.
"Afterward I saw bun shoot n lark on
the wing and two oilier birds sitting. lie
afterward missed a couple of wing shots,
but I saw enough to convince mo that
there was no accident about his first
work. lie didn't pretend to shoot as well
from the hip as from lhe shoulder and admitted frankly lhat he couldn't bring
down difficult game, such, ror Instance,
ns snipe. *I cnn hit about three mil of
five' lie said, 'when I [dele my own conditions.' And I believe he could do even
"When I asked him how ho did it. lit
laughed. 'There is no mystery about l.'p
shooting.' ho said, 'and it is a groat mistake to suppose it necessary to look o"er
the sights in order lo hit things. How
docs nn archer bring down Hying birds?
lie doesn't look along the arrow; he
shoots hy sense of direction, and 1 do
thc same tiling with n gun. It isn't everybody who possesses this sense of direction,' he added, 'hut those who havo it
—perhaps ono out of three—can learn hip
shooting easily.' "
The Man Who Unites rlrleht Comments In French Idiom.
Every one who reads newspapers has
heard of "Alohonsc lo Mouton." the funny Frenchman whose comments on events
and people have equaled if not eclipsed
Doolcy and Dlokolsplel. "Alphonse le
Mouton" is Ales Kenealy, one of the
most talented and versatile writers in
America. Ile has been in the newspaper
business 30 years nnd is n son of Dr. Edward Vaughan Kenealy, a member of
the British parliament who was counsel
for the Tichbornc defendant nud himself
a great writer. The author of "Alphonse
le   Mouton"   was   educated    partly    in
C. 0,  KIC1IARDS & CO.
Dear Sirs.—A few days ago I was
taken with a severe pain auol contraction of the cords of my leg, and
had to be taken home in a rig. 1
could not sleep foi- pain, and wus unable to put my foot to the floor. A
friend told me of your MINARD'S
UNIMKNT, and one hour from tho
first application, I was able to walk
and  thc  pain  entirely  disappeared.
You can use my name as freely as
you like, as I consider il the best
remedy  I  have ever  used.
Ingcrsoll,  Ont.
A Fluent Listener.
Tcss—She was boasting thut she was a
very good listener.
.less—Yes, she's what you might call n
fluent listener. She loves to hoar herself
Henry V commanded that sit wing
feathers should be taken by the sheriffs
from every goose for tho feathering of
Fnlitcucss cases the jolts in life's jour-
Very many persons dio annually from
cholera and kindred summer complaints,
who might have been buy- d if proper remedies bad ho n used. Il itt aeked do no delay in gcttuu a botlic of Dr. J. D. Kehogg's
Dysentery Cordial, lhc medicine that a ver
falls to ofleo it cure. Those who have used
it say it act- prompt y. and ihoroughly buU-
ducs the pain and disease.
An QspetiNlve Fllnjff,
"Bisby's now bouncer is altogether ton
"What has be dnneV"
"Flung a heal tliroilgh a window yes
tenia.'. "
"Thai's all right, ain'l UV He's there
for that purpose, isn't he?"
"Vis. bi,I he fnrgol lo open the window."—Cleveland I'lain Dealer.
FAGGED OUT—None but thos' who
have become fugged out know what a do-
pressed, unserab., f cling t is. All strength
Is gone, and despoi dency h a taken no d of
themfferers. 'lhe> feel as th. ugh there is
noth.ug ui live for. '1 here, however, is u
cure—on ■ box of Farme co's Veget,bio I'i Is
will do wonders lu restoring ln.u.th und
strength. Mundr.tko nnd JJand liot. arc two
of tli. articles entering into the composition
of Parmelee's I'iils.
Customer—Hnve you taken care that
In taking the bicycle to pieces you
tllilu't lose nny of the parts?
Mechanic—Oh, none of them were
lost. In fact, when I got the machlno
together again there were n dozen
pieces left overl-Fllogciule Blatter.
aro simply kidney disorders. The kidneys
filter the blood of all that shonl-Jn't ba
there. The blood passes through the kidneys every three minutes. If tlie kidneys
do their work no impurity or cause of
disorder can remain in the circulation
longer than that time. Therefore if your
blood iu out of order your kidneys have
failed in their work. They are in need of
stimulation strengthening or doctoring*.
One medicine will do all three, the finest
and most imitated blood medicine there
From a recent photo.
Prnnee, which explains the cnrrcrfi^s-?
uf his Fi'ctu-h idiom, although wli»ii he
thiolis it funnier In* Invents his idiuin us
he kum9 nlnng,
Iii' docs not like the dialect style. Qp
thinks it too h.-ml to ivud, nud so lie
makes "Alphuust'" write purely in liltnm.
I'or many yeurs Mr. Keiieiily was on
the staff oi' the New York Herald tit
wns in the Paris ulliep -in-l in the London
oflice of that ptiper, Ou his return fruit)
tie* lirst IVary uretie expedition Mr, lieu
nett mode hill) Bpoitiu« editor uf the
Ne**v York edition iu recognition of his
splendid work in ihe frozen north.
During th'1 Spanish war Mr. K'-iU'iil.v
cruised in the Caribbean sen in search ot
food for his pen in a steamship placed al
his disposal by the New Vurk World
This vessel cost Mr. Pulitzer SID.UOU a
Por the past two pom's M r. Kenenl,v
has here at the head of the writing stall
of the New York Journal.
lie is president of th-* Society of the
Caribbean, the organization of Cuban
war correspondenth formed by himself,
Richard H aid inn Davis. Stephen ('run**.
Edward Marshall. James Creelman and
other famous writers.
Then- are several members of the Ken
paly family In literature. One sister of
the subject of this sketch. A ra belli] Ken
pflly. Is a novelist in Rutland. Harper _':
Bros, have lust issued her last bonk,
"Clnrminn I'enee." Another sister. An-
nesley Kenealy, Is on the stuff of tin?
London Kxpress, the new Pearson uews-
paper. She explored Ceylon for several
Sfrigliab publications n ye;ir ago.
Cni"f<r  of   I he   Senior   [.ilflflr  of   New
Vorl*   Siati-.
Samuel  M   Shaw   hale and heqr'y nt
7ti.   i*   the   senior  editor   of   Ni'W   Y"r!<
state.    Ue has been in harness ovr hnlf
a century  anil   ij  an BteUiTttst   aud  syn-
From a iwenl plie'o.
leinatic In lily labor toilny ns ho wns he-
fore he [iniwoil ihe nuaner or a century
mnilt.    lie Ik il limr ami owner of
The rreeinniiV .loiirunl. t'o(i|ier»lown,
nml haa mm many worihj examples for
hiH eoiih ni|i'ii in i, (■ io foil w .'oiiriinlistn
up iho suite wns in us Infancy when Mr.
Shaw bt'itaii Ins carcci in  l'oiinhkee|m>e,
where     he     WIIH    IMIIfltUetl     III     neWS|lll|HT
work for several jvars. Itel'iire innvtiiit
lo Albany in IMS where he ci.tiiliitit'd to
rollow his iirnriwliin .'iiiil ivlieie lie met
many nrniniucni ru'.hllr imti. 'o him wus
offeretl  ill IliiinJiln ,,r  i|,<   Brooklyn
Dally Raitle, a' i!i then luiinlllecnt >nl-
ary of $71)0 per year The ohl llnnil ureas
was in use ut that lime lt[ I'liiiKlikeeppIc
ami Albany, Hut Mr Hhnw'g nmbitlnn
wns in the use. iiilnlil, nml lie refitted lhe
offer io become ihe r-illuir of The Uncle.
lie ih slreil to own :■ |)nper, which he P on
■ Hit nml Willi fri-atifyltiy sen ens, having
pnrchnseil of Iviwii Cropwill one-hnlf
his liuereat in iho Albany Areas, then
the stale paper, nml remained there ah ut
throe yenis
Prnlll Albany he shlfieil lo Coopers-
town, when, lie purchased 'he old froo-
ninn's ■Itinriifll etiitirjicd il am) b.v hind
work luiitiiilii ii up to us present hmll
level. Mr Shaw says he lltnls Iho pent-
esl pleasure in his wo;l, and he slill attends llcllvcly  to l.llsii ess.
Mrs. Shnw was n Miss Wnldrnu of
Now York eity. « ho belonged tu one of
iho old Ihileh runiilh'K. Canal ineei.
lor ilown inxvii, wtm oue of the Hues of
her father'* fil'lH
Ladies of Canada—Sisters:
Great Britain takes nearly all the
exported produce of Canada. English.
Scotch und Irish boys produce the
teas of Ceylon and India..
Canada consumes eleven million
pounds of colored nnd doctored .lu-
pan Green Teas. Green tea of pure
natural green leaf are being Introduced from Ceylon and India. They ure
now on sale with all live grocers.
Statesmen see obstacles to preferential trade within the empire. You
ladies can sweep aside all obstruction.
Bring patriotic sentiment on your
breakfast table. Your grocer will
get these pure teas if you only insist.
The Salada Tea company have placed them in hundreds of stores.
Many other leading linns have shipments coming. Only laggards awail
the jumping of the cat.     Colonist.
Fat—'"I hey do say thot O'Hooll-
li_u is afther gettin' to be a grout.
clubman since lie got his i:io'i:y from
th'  ould eounthry."
Mike—"FiiiLh. an' OI'UI clod to
hear thot. It's boon many iv y.t.r
thot he a been afther troyin' to get
on th'  police foorce-"
Minard's Liniment Cures DmbMa,
She—Yes, it's all well enough to
say now you think I'm pretty. Yesterday you said my nose, turned up
He—\vell, dear, I was thinking ii
shows mighty poor taste in bucking
awny from such a lovely mouth.
HOTEL BALMOMU^J.Tu-p/'fp.'Ti^:
The saddest blow Kruger has received yet is the offering of his hat
by a London periodical publisher for
the greatest number of new subscribers.
Minard's Liniment Cnres Distemper.
Mrs. Pioiidloigh— Y'es. My daughter plays  thc piano  by car only.
Mrs. Ncxdoughre—Indeed? Sometimes lf. sounds as if she were using
her foot.
ivrawini.,     .ACt'ORY. Montreal
Tommy—Say,   paw.
Mr. Figgs—Well?
Tommy—What is the difference between Iho practical politician and
othtr kinds?
Mr. Figgs—The practical politician
my son, is of the kind that dues nol
die  "poor  but  highly  respected."
Minanl'B Liniment Cures Garget li Cows.
First Burglar—"Sh-b! There's it
cop coming down the street."
Second Burglar—"Douse the glim,
then. We won't get enough .swag
out of this joint to stand a divy
with him."
Minard's Liniment Cnres Colds, Etc,
"Thfir engagement ia broken, I understand."
"Oh, yes."
'■What was tli_ reason?"
"Why. both were satisfied Unit Ihey
could live on bread and ehi^su and
kisa s, but when they got it< .vn to
detai s they d.scovered that each of
them contemplated supplying U'ttljinw
but  the kisses.
There never wus, nnd never will be, ■
univitmiI ptinucea, in ont' it m dy, for all ills
to wh.ch fl bh iu he r—the very nuture of
many curat vee being sueli thai were \tie
germ* of o her ai.d differently seuted dia-
Dtu-ea rookd in llie tys eai of thu patient—
whut would relieve one ill iu turn w. uld uk*
gr.ivuW tne oth r. We have, however, in
Quinine Wine, when obta nable In a euund,
uaadulterultd state, it remedy fir many and
grievous ii.s. By it« smduai and judicious
use the fruiles: systems nre led imoconvi-
'escenee and .-trei.yth b.\ the influence which
Quinine e.xerU . n nature'-, own restorat.ve..
It re.ievcs the droo ing spirits of those with
whom a chron c state of morbid despondency and lack of u tere-t iu life is a disc'iso,
and, by tranquiiizing the nerves disposes to
sound and refre.-hing slocp—imparts vigor
to the action of tho bUnnJ, which, being
stimulated, courses throughout tho veins,
strengthening iho hea thy unimnl (unctions
of the system, thereby making activity u
necessary result, btrengthening the frame,
and giving lifo to the digestive organs, which
naturally demand inerva_ed substance—result^ mproved appetite. Northrop A Lyman,
of Toruiito have given to tlie public ihelr
superior Quinine Wine at thu usual rate, aid,
gauged by the opinion of scientists, this
wine approaches nearest perfection of any in
the market.   AU dimui.-t.- sell it.
«*» :!!
Stocks nnd  bonds bought, Bold and  Hi
carried  on  margin.    Listed X
mining stocks curried §
BROKERS, ETC.,        %
Dominion Bank Building, Winnipeg 9
V Money lent nt lowest mtos.
J( Mocks and bonds hoi ght nnd sold.
_t Il'iilwuy uud o'her fnrm Iniuia In
y Mnuiiobi nud N. W. T. for side.
_ Minis nnd  folders 6cnt on iinpllca-
* tion.
_i G ilt conl from 1 o hbildge.
J? 1'riccB quo„d to all ruilwuy points.
F1t« Doctors in Consultation Gav« the
Snffrtrer but Little Hope or Hecovery
-How Ills I.lie Was Hated.
Drockville Hccordcr.
Among the old families in the
township of Augusta, in the neighboring county of Grenville, there is
none better known or more influential, than those that bear the mime
of 13is.se.1. The BisseJJs were among
the earliest settlers in the township
and huve ever since taken an active
(.art in all moves to promote its
welfare. The subject of this narrative, Mr. Silas Bissell, is one of the
» oungcr members of tlie family, who
some eight yeurs ago left Canada to
some yenrs ago left Canada to make
his homo in ihe slate of Nebraska.
He hus passed through an experience
almost unique, and considers that he
is fortunate in being alive to tell the
Tho story, ns told in Mr. Bisseli's
own words, is as follows:—"In the
autumn of 1898 I sustained a serious
injury through having the tines of a
pitchfork penetrate my left knee. The
wound apparently healed, but I did
not enjoy the same health I hnd previous to the accident, and it was but
a short time before I was compelled
to take to my bed on account, of cx-
crutlating pnins in my limbs and
stillness in my jolp.ts. A doctor was
called in, and. ho. lanced the knee
three times, and then told mc the
trouble was blood poisoning. He
treated me for some time, but, I
si oe d ly grew worse, and finally five
physicians were called in for consultation. My entire system seemed to
be affected, and the'doctors said the
trouble hud reached one of my lungs
and thut they could hold out but. little ho|ie of my recovery. After remaining in bed for eleven weeks, I
decided that I would return to my
old home in Canada. I was so much
run down, and so weak that it wus
a question whether I would live to
reach there, but I was nevertheless
determined to make uu effort to do
so. After a long journey under these
most trying circumstances, I reached
my old home. 1 was so used up, and
presented such au emaciated appearance lhat my friends had no thought
thut I would recover. I continued to
drag along in this condition for several months, when one day a cousin
nsked me why I did not try Dr.
Williams' Tiiik I'iils. 1 wns willing
to try any medicine that was likely
to cure me, and I sent for a supply
of thc pills. After I had been using
the pills for about three weeks I felt
nn .improvement in my condition.
From that time I gradually grew
belter; new blood seemed coursing
through my veins, the stiffness in my
joints disappeared, and the agonizing pains which had so long tortured
mc. vanished. I took In all ten or
twelve boxes of Dr. Williams' Pink
Pills, and I have no hesitation in
saying that. I believe they saved my
life, for when I returned to Canada",
I  had  no hopo  of recovery.
Mr. Bissell has since returned to
his old home at Lincoln. Neb., but
thu statements made abovo can be
couched for by any of his friends In
this section and by nil of the neighbors in thc vicinity of his old home.
Ur. Williams' Pink Pills cure such
apparently hopeless cases as .Mr.
Bisseli's, because they make new.
rich, red blood, nnd thus reach the
root of the trouble. These pills arc
the only medicine offered the public
lhat can show a record of such marvellous cures after doctors hud failed.
If you arc at all unwell this medicine will restore you to health, but
Ixi sure you get lhe genuine with the
full name "Dr. Williams' Pink Pills
for Pale People," on Ihe wrnppci
around each bnv
It is thc Intention nf Bichnrd Golden lo
publish "Old Jed I'routy" in novel form
this fall.
Isadora Hush's young daughter, It is
snid. is shortly to make her debut upou
thc stage,
William Gill has written a romnulic
comedy which he calls "The Loves of
David Garrick."
"The Damnation of Theron Ware," by
Frederic Hnrold, is to he dramatized by
thc author of "Wny Down East."
Iu "BeiiTIur" there arc 'JO spoakinjj
characters, The chorus numbers 80, the
ballet 150 and there arc supernumeraries
almost Innumerable.
"The Second Mrs. Tnnqucrny" hns
heen acted on lhe Italian and German
stages. It has now been.put into French
for Ihe use of Mine. Ilejane.
Louise Tliormlyke Bnuclcault will be
the leading woman iu the compouy of
Tim Murphy, who now hus come into the
heritage of Sol Smith Itussell's pluys.
The "White lints of America" is the
nnme of n society of vaudeville performers which has been organised to oppose
the organisation of the proprietors of the
vaudeville nnd continuous performance
theaters throughout the country.
Edward II. Sothern is having two plnys
written for himself b.v Justin Huntley
McCarthy. One hns Francois Vallou,
thc French poet, for ils hero, and will be
rendy for production in November. The
other is cnllcd "It Might Have Been."
"Plays that arc wholesome," snys thc
New York Sun, "thrive better and live
longer thnn those that are not. These
facts nre plnin, simple nnd easy to find
out. Nevertheless carpers set them
aside, nnd go right on with fallacies
about a supposititious degeneracy of the
Deafness Cannot Be Cured
by local applications, «9 they cannot roach th«
di-t-astd portion of the car. There Is only on*
way to cure ri- afueas, and th.it is hy constitutional remedli'B Oi-al'noBS la canard hy an Inflamed condition of the mucous lining of the
Kmtnchi'in tuhr. When this iuIickc's iifl.im-
cd you have a rumhllpff sonnd or ln_.per-.60t
he'irlnjr, and when it la entire! chisc deafness
la tht> result, a* d unless ihr hiflamni'iti'in cnn
be taken out and this tulio restoreii to Its n t
mul condition licnrhu/ will ho dcstfoycil for-
evei( nine cases ont of ten are enured by ca-
t'-rrh, which is nothing hut an inn. m. it condition of the ntne us tnrfneefl.
We will g-vc One Hundred DoIImb for any
case of Dtiufnesa (caul d iy catairh) that cnn
nm be cured hy Hall's Catarrh Cure, bend for
olrcularf, tree.
F. J  CHENEY St OO,, Toledo, O
Hold by DrugL'Mo, tho.
Hulls Family nil* are th« bust.
Pnrli Hove Ul-itTM Ohjcct Co tho Xnm-
ber Served v.W.i or^em,
"Now remember." ^Jii-l lhe --i:.-;t mnn
lo hh companion ns I up i.is it;::,
"if It's i!.!i| or •.,.■■;     I  win."
"AU right, but it'll b_ leas, and you'll
It was iu n popular price rcBtnurnnt.
The pair wns seated hes-dde :t gnyly pie-
cured wall where liuug texts and sigua.
"The Lord loveth a cheerful giver" was
sandwiched in between "Tnist iu him"
and "Watch your eont mul hat." Tbe
waiter approached.
"Coffee ami graham crackers," said one
"A bowl of milk and grabams," said
the other.
Then as the waiter went tu the long
counter where the crackers reposed in
pyramids   an   invwise   luuk   canto   upon
both faces.
Tlie men ex pi. lined that they had made
a wager ol lhe number of crackers served fni- an order. Tbey sani thai they
used tn get 1" or 12, witii un occasional
one thrown in to help snp up tlie remainder of a howl of milU, Lately the
waiters had taken to counting them carefully, ami the thin:,' seemed tp> have reached an exact science. By tlie time ihis
explanation was made the waiter re-
turned. Ou one plate there were sii
crackers, on the other five.
"See here, you gnve me one less thnn
my friend," complained the man.
"We give nix with mi!U—live with cof-
fpe." was the answer.
Tho pair's disgust was evident. Hut just
then a man seated opposite ordered similarly.
"Do you want » knife with yours?"
asked the waiter.
"Why, yes." he said; then, tinning to
thc strangers, "That's a funny question
in n restaurant, Ixn'l it V"
The wallet- brought that man four graham crackers,    lie "kicked" vigorously.
"Can't help it." snid the waiter: "you
nsked for a knife—thflj means that you
eat butter with them—thc rule i* to give
four in lhat ease."
And the trio ate in silenc
A Ptirttflan .loUe.
.N jgamm M_yJ m
':. i<:<^$^^
"It's going round I   1 must lie on th<
moving sidewalk nt the exposition."
SKEPTICISM.-Ths ia unuiiniily nn
age of skepticism, bu there is one polnl
upon which persons ncqmii: ti d with thu sub
jeel aarer, namely, that Dr. Thomas' Eclectric Oil is a ni dicino which can bo relied
upou lo cure a cough, teniovo puin, heal
eoies of various kinds, aid benefit any in.
flamed portion of the body to which it if
"Look  nt  Pobbs."
''What   i.s  he doing?"
"Riding  in un automobile  with    u
horsishoo pin on."
Mr. Thomiis Ballard S.ircuso, N. Y.
writes: "1 have been liflliclcd for nearly i
>e.r with that most-to-be drcadtd de a-
lyspepsia. and ai turns >ioru out with pan
md want of a e. p. and, after .rying ; lino
.'verything recommend, d, 1 tried one box i
nunc ee's Vegetub.0 PUls. 1 am now marl
veil, and b.-li- ve they wil cure me. I wuui.
.oi be without tin in for any money.
Vane Glory—I hope Swainston sail
iothin_   about,   me   lhc other nighl
Id thap?
Cecil Swarve—Not a word. ol.
.nan. In fuel, wc had quite an in
teres ting conversation.
With our mode of filling
mall orders, a man living In
the "heart of tho Rockies"
can <j)o business with us
almost as satisfactorily as If
living In tlio city.
If   It's   a  Diamond   Ring, a
25c.   Collar   Button   or  any   |
artlclo   In  tho   Jewelry  lino
All goods marked In plain
figures — strictly one price.
Carriage charges paid by us
and money refunded If you
desire It.
Our handsomely Klustrated
oatalogue  sent l-reo.
1'or.ge and Adelaide Sts.,
Established ISS4
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JVr-irrlctl women nhonld at
km>w of llfiltJcn Seal, "Tht
Wife's Prieurf. ' n corthii
cur© for I^euiorrhea ami
nil im>i;nliiriUi_. Hat
been med by thoiisiuuii
<■; women,   A truine<'
nurse will nnsn-er ull en
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A more opportune time to select
your Xmas Jewellery could hardly be availed of than the present.
There is ample lime to pick, and
our stock is plentiful.
Leave your ordering
'too late' and there's a
possibility of some ono
petting 'the last' of the
selection you've decided
Tlie demand for our
Xmas Jewellery threatens to eclipse all previous records, so our
advice is to do your
choosing and OIU1ER
Our handsome, new
illustrated Catalogue—
sent free on application
-shows how easy and
'satisfactorily it can be
B. & H. B. KENT,
The Leading Jewellers,
iTo Loan on improved farms at cur.
rent r.,tes.   Write to
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I ■ ki i-u I'.fi.t:,. DniMiB, Uniform*, Eto.
Lowi'st prfcei ever yujteil Fine cAtalogu*
o t IiMirat nm ■■ mai'ed Free. Writt u* for any
thing In nluaio ur Mu-W  al Iintnimenti.
Whaley Royce _ Co., ^'^t.'SL
__£9 _Si*>T
-Huaf.o tnr.'il   hi- THUS. UE,  Wli,nlp>(,
The Only Printers' Supply
House in the Northwest
175 Owen Street, WlunfpeK.
(Trade Mark Relieved November 24,1890)
Pr. Sftnchf aifreng to take Inst, mncnta back
it half price if parties U-Ing th-fin are nut u.n-
iflttt-d attei ucUig tor fiv_ wo. ka.
F. Free, w|n il ■ g. b ys: 1 havo UBed "Oxyd-
■nor' fort^-o weeks for Hr n.-hltfa anil Oa-
ttrrh of thu H' ad, and I feel  ike a new man.
Mrs. F. L. Cool', Winnipeg, sny*; ' had raf-
CithI u- told ng -niea trbm Bi ght a D^-Rae.and
it rtlit'vud me t:f Pain, and d sx wec__51 wai
Mr. W.Q lClluorlhv, Winntpfg, Bay*: I hnre
■tuffe ed for'i y.arB-ivith iirilen ar tht'umn lam**
■v i In ho**|iinil for 5 weeks, nnd lined almo_t
everv remedy, including mesmeriam galvanism, electric t-elt, etc 1 hiiTe used Ux,d'iior
10 davs anil teyo.ved more 1'encftt than from
iiythiiiir else.
Mra. Chtgner. Winnipeg, snys: I have used ii
'lenefitialiv with my lmnily ivhenevtr sick,
ittd .t haa oured me of .-rvere hidigeatluii and la
Su^ealera nrnnted in every diltriet, Addreaa
W m T. OlbUlns, Oraln Kxc-hnnge, Wlnmp g.
Sen.i for Hnultiuia ul gr.iteful report*
You feel better alter
rubblnsf against soot, grease, paint,
etc., when you have at hiimlacakeuf
The Master Mechanics
Extraordinary Soap
There is nothing like it for removing heavy dirt fiom hnnds or lace,
and Uie tar, one of ils principal ingredients, heals any sores or cuts.
Dealers in good soap sell it.
The Albert Toilet Socp Ci., Mfrs., Montreal.
T. C. Clark* oi  ihe 17-Mile ranch was
11. n.an Tuesday.
Arthur M»ttlcy was il! for several days this
week wilh lagrippe.
1). Carey of High Bar, waa a visitor to
town the first of tha week.
A court of assize will be held at Clinton on the 28th of May, 1901.
Moses Foster and Mrs. Kcatley of the 15.
mile ranch wtie married last week.
Dr. Sanson returned from Clinton and
Asbcrolt Tuesday evening via Lytton.
W. Merritt Brandon is moving into J.
6. Bell's house opposite the court house
A. N. Pelly of Greenwood was   in th
■ection for a few daya visiting tbe mines.
James Haddock and S. G. Fladgate,
of Ashcroft, were in town thia week on
Service will be held in the Methodist
chucrh on Good Friday evening, the 5tb
John Sanderson returned from the
coast Tuesday evening after an absence
of over a year from Lillooet.
Born.—At Ashcroft, B. 0„ on Thurs"
day, March 21st, 1901, to the wife of D.
G. Sutherland, ol Lytton, B. V„ of a
Wm. J. Abercrombie baa just completed many improvements to hiB but.
cber shop which now presents a metropolitan air.
John Collum is repairing and adding
an addition to the Royal hotel at Sucker
creek, for the accommodation of tbe traveling public.
Dr. Curry, dentist, will go to Clinton
alter finishing bis work in Lillooet. The
data for Clinton will ba announced in
tbe next issue.
Frank Golt id building a residence on
the flat above the town, having with bis
brother disposed of tbeir right to the
land below the cemetery.
Rev. J. H. Wright bas let the contract
(or building tbe fence around tbe Methodist church and parsonage, wbicb will
be completed in a few days,
The  lenal  rate ol interest in Canada
has Leen reduced to 5 [er cent.
King Edward has sounded the death knell
of the frock coat. In future lie will not per-
mil them to be worn at receptions.
It took Edwin Markham ten years to
write the poem that made him famous.
Some people think that tbey can write
one each day.
He was in the legislature two years," reads
a notice of a departed citizen;" came within an
ace of c,oing to congress, held a government
office five years and finally died a Christian."
The Mcintosh sawmill at Kamloops
was entirely destroyed by fire last Thursday night. The cause of the fire unknown. Lose about $10,000. Insurance
In the provincial house a resolution
was passed to ask the Dominion government to amend tbe Franchise Act so
that Japs and Chinese could not vote
though naturalized.
George Cadbury, Ihe chocolate manufacturer, has presented to the city of Birmingham an estate of 416 acres, valued
at $900,000 upon wbicb to  build  home
for the working classes.
The Canadian Pacific Railway have
announced a reduction in local passenger rates to go into force April 1. Ordinary rates will be reduced 20 per cent.,
and local round trip fares will be reduced to one fare and two-thirds. In the
meantime round trip tickets will be issued at a fare and two-tbird to local
Mrs. Joi. Shoofer and wife arrived
Friday from Wisconsin. Mr. Shoofer is
now employed at the Toronto-Lillooet
Oold Beefs Co.'s mine as foreman.
Dr. W. J. Curry, the dentist, is ai the
Pioneer hotel, attending to tbe wants of
all those in need ef dentistry. Those
wishing work should call at once as Dr.
Cnrrv will leave for Clinton in about
another week.
Samuel Gibbs, J. P., and assistant census commissioner, left for Revelstoke on
Saturday to conduit with tbe commissioner in connection with tbe census
work, Tbe census will be taken on
March 31st.	
Wm. Cumming, jr., postmaster, has
moved the post office to tba rear of bis
father's store with an entrance on tbe
aide through tbeir property, and will in
• few days bave everything in good run-
Ding order.
Mr, B. A. Macfarlane has the lumber
on tbe gronnd and will build an addition
on the east side of )ijn bouse and office.
It will add much to tbe appearance and
With tbe Sua lawn around the premises
makes it one of tba nicest spots in town
Pioneer Drug Store
LIX-XiOO-ElT, ». c,
S.ilety Razors,
Sachet Perfumes.
Can. Hair Dye,
Tanglefoot Fly Paper,
Fly Poison Pads,
Tar Camphor Moth Balls,
Jeyes' Fluid 50c. Bottles,
Strychnine Xtals,
Hair Curlers,
More Trusses,
More Perfumery.
More Drugs and Chemicals.
I   Flower.   1
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;••)    Raw. OUMMINQ, Mfgs,    (JS
(»> PAVILION, 13. C- W
Lillooet, B. C.
Manufacturer or all kind of
Nona but tho bent material used. Miner* or
prospectors Mending in orders will receive
prompt attention and satis faci-ion guaranteed
Home Grown
Fruit and Ornamental Trees, Roses,
Shrubs, Vines, Bulbs, Hedge Hants,
Extra choice stock of Peach, Apricot, Plum,
Cherry and Prune Trees.    New importation of
first-class Rhododendrons,   Roses,   Clematis,
Bay Trees, Hollies, etc.
So,ooo to chose from. No agents nor commission to pay: Orders dug in one day you
get it the next. No fumigating nor inspection
pharges. Greenhouse plants, agricultural im*
clements, fertilizers, bee supplies, etc. Largest and most complete stock in the province.
Send for catalogue or call and make your selections before placing your orders.    Address
H.J. HENRY, Vancouver.
We hereby give notice to Reverend John
Mulholland, our partner in the Scum Bcum
i-lai-er claim, situate on tho South Fork of
Bridge River; commencing at a point about fiCO
feet from the Canyon, atid extending down
»trenin one half mile, being in the Lillooet
Mining Division of I.iiiooet IM- tit*; which riant
claim In held under lease dated 2nd December,
A. D„ 1896, wherein F. Soues. Cold Commix
■loner, 1* one of the paries, and for'further
description and particular* said lease may be
referred to:—
That we requiro him 0:1 or before the 2nd day
of May to contribute hi* proportion of ike expenditure, as required (1) by the "Placer Mining Aet and [2] by tbe vaid mentioned lettie,
which ban been expended on said PlacerC'iaim,
togmh r with all costs (1) of this Advertisement
and 121 of any other advertisements require t
by said Aet. And unless tho name sliall be no
met we give further notiee to you tho Reverend John Mulholland, and lo the public generally, that the Interest of the Bald Reverend
John Mulholland in HAid partnership properly
shall he sold by rubite Aueiwni, at the t'ouiry
Court Mouse at Lillooet, on Thursday, the 2nd
day of May, at 12 noun.
1'ated at Aihcroft Ibis JSth day of Pebruarv,
r. o. RjepAj-jp-to*.
C. M, CiLIN,
Lillooet, 11. C
Vancouver, B. 0.
Headquarters for mining;   men.      European
and Soo Line.
NOTTrE ia hereby given that I nbftll, on Monday, the filh day of Mny, 1901, bold a (,'onrt
of Revision far the purpose of hearing and dc-
lermipine any or all objections against the re
tent ion of any names on the register of vo:ers
for the West Biding of Ullooet KWtorul District Much (ourt will open at ten o'clock In
the forenoon at the Court House. Lillooet. [f,l
Vie., c. ti",_ub-s, f,s. 11 l
Collector of Votes.
Lillooet. B  Ci Sth Merck, Will. U7
Notice is her.by given that a fKUpk of the
County Court of Carlhoo, will be held hi Lillooet o'n the 6th (iny of Mnj, 1901, at ten o'clock
in tlio foi-euooa.    Bv o der
Registrar County Court of Cariboo.
Monday about noon, the residents of town
were aUrtleu by the sound of the fire alarm,
the cause being the chimney and roof pf Mr.
Durban's house being on fire. Willing hands
soon had the fire under control and thc
damage done was slight.
Hays the Kamloops Standard : A gentleman in this city has received a letter
fropn Pemberton Meadows, which describes the state of tbe Indians there ae
pitiable, without food or money to get it
with and without seed for putting in a
crop for this year. The Indian department, if it baa not already done so,
Ihould help.
Mr. and Mrs. B. H. Brett and son left
for the Brett ranch on Bridge riyer, on
-Monday morning, where they will reside
in the future. The members of the
Methodist cburch choir presented Mrs.
Brett with a book of poems in recognition of their friendship and her assistance to the church work, before her departure to ber new home,
Ashcrott haa a murder mystery and at
present leyeral chinamen are in jail oa
iuspicion of having murdered a fellow-
countryman. It seems a chinaman was
employed at a ranch on the Boaaparte
«nd quit with an amount of money on
his peraon with the intention of aoing to
Vancouver. It is ■opposed he arrived at
Asbcrolt where he was made away with.
An inve*t«l»''on ii *oiDg ou 8l Present-
Dr. Curry, resident
dentist of Kamloops,
will be in Lillooet for
about twelve days beginning 23rd March.
Gas and cocaine
for painless extraction.
Crown and Bridge
work. Artificial teeth
without plates. Every
thing in dentistry.
First-class work guaranteed. Come as soon
as possible.
COURTB of Assize, Nisi rriUR, Oy„ r>nd TcrmL
ner and General Gaol Delivery will be he) ilea in the Court House at eleven o'clock in the
forenoon, at the places and on the dates fob
lowing, immrly ;
ciiv ol Nanaimo, on tha 23rd day of April
Cltyof New Westminster, on thc 23rd day of
April, 1901.
City of Nelson, an tht 7th day of May 1901,
City of Revel mo let, on the 7th day of May, 1901.
City of Vernon, on the 15th day of May, 1901,
City of Kamloops, on thc 23rd day of M,.v
City of Vancouver, on the '2iit day of May,
City of Victoria, on the 18th day of May, UOL
Town of Clinton, on the IJHth day of May, 1901,
Xy Command.
J. 1). l'KBNTICK,
I'rovi licit 1 Secretary.
Provincial Secretary's Office, *.:0th March, \_Ql
A full stock of all   indi of
ii now for nn le by
Store and Repair Shop in Uren Block,
Call ami examine stock.      No trouble to
show goods.
Half-Way House,
Headquarters for all Stages.
Tourist Cars
To ST. PAUL daily.
TORONTO Mondays and Saturdays.
Trains pass Lytton as follows:
East Bound, 2.05 West Bound 5.28
For raton, pamphlets, &c.
A. O. A. P., Agnnt,
Vancouver, B. C. Lytton, B.C.
A household necessity and a household beautificr—a dry powder, put up  in five
pound packages, and in twenty-live beaaiiful shades.
When house cleaning be sure and use MURALO and have something for your
Easily applied and won't rub off.    A color card for the asking.
:: -- - - -- - ::
McLennan, McFeely & Co. Ltd.
122 Cordova Street, Vancouver, B. C.
Gold, S'Wer-Lenil and Copper MineB wanted at the EXCHANGE.
FREE MILLING GOLD  properties wanted at once for Eastern Investors.
Parties havinp mining property for sale are requested to send sample
of their ore to lhe LXCHANGE for exhibition.
We desire to hear from prospectors who have promising mineral claims
in British Columbia.
Prospectors and mining men are requested to make the  EXCHANGE
their headquarters when in Nelson.
All samples should l>e sent hv express TREPAID.
Correspondence solicited.   Address all communications to
Telephone No. 104.   P. O. Rox 700. NELSON, B. C.
Lillooet, B. C.
Have in stock all kinds of
Dried Lumber, Finishing
Lumber and Mouldings.
All orders "will receive
prompt attention. Write for
prices or apply at the yard.
Royal Hotel,
dicker Creek, B.C,
Central point for Bridge
Kiver Miners and Prospectors. Good accommodation.     -    -     -   -
J. M, Mackinnon
Mining Properties
Properties Bondea
IsTOW   BOYS,    ^^^^^^^^^
Don't Forget the Ashcroft Tailor
T hnve Just received direct from Scotland the best selection o( Tweedl, Wanteds, BerfW
Panting! in ihe interior.  Satisfaction guaranteed.
THOMAS McCOSH. Merchant Tailor, Ashcroft, B. C.
Stable in connection.
Lillooet. B. C.
Miners Supplios
Farm Implements
Harness & Saddlery
Furniture, otc.,
All orders promptly altcudedto.J
Koike is hereby given that the head office of
tlie Anderson Luke Mining & Milling Company
ban beeu transferred from Abhcroft to Lillooet.
Lillooet, B. C, January 22nd,
The Prospector is the
best advertising medium in this section.
Have your ad. in at
A large stock of Stationery will be here in
a few days, so bring
in your orders for
Letterheads, Envelopes, Billheads, etc.
Thc Prospector,
Lillooet, B. C.
The new stage line leaves Lytton every Monday and
Friday for Lillooet, returning next day. Special trips
made.   Write us for information.
Peter Rebagliati & Co., Lytton B. C.
General Hardware,
Paints, Oils  and Varnishes,
Stoves, Enameled Iron
and Tinware.
Minor. Steel, ricks, Shovel., etc., Wire Cable
and llu.scl Who Feneing.
Inland Cigar Manufacturing Co.
Our Bpeolaltloai
K-AuIMiniOOIPS, 3 O-
Time Table No. 64.-
-Takiuf Zfftet Xa-r.
Vic-torin, tn Vancouver— Paily at 1 p. m. Ta»»
couver to Victoria -Daily at l.lfip.im., or ea m-
rival of the C.P.R. No 1 train.
Leave Victoria for New Westminster, Lodaor,
Lulu Island, Hum per'it Past—Tuesday aa4
Friday at 7 a.m. Leave New Westminster fet
Victoria and Way Porta — Wednesday and
Saturday ai 7 p.m
Steamships of this  company will leave fur
Fort   Simpson  and  intermediate  points,  fi»
Victoria, lat aud 1Mb each month at 11 p.m.
Bteamshlpi of this coranany will leave evarf
Wednesday for Wrangel aud Bkaf way at I p.sa.
Steamer  leaves     'ctoria   for  Alberni   an4
Sound   ports,   on   the 10th   aud 20th of  eaea\
month,  extending*  latter   trips to  Qnalala*
uud (.'ape Scott.
The company reserves tho right of changing
this timo tabic at any time without notlfieatle-b
(icncral Freight Affani,
General Passenger Agent.
Cariboo and Lillooet
Stage Travel
Clinton and  way  points,  Monday,
Wedneeday and Friday.
All  points in Cariboo, Monday's.
Lillooet direct, Monday andFiiday,
Forks of Quesnelle, and way points,
A special coach, carrying passcngors
and expres?, will leave Ashcroft for tlie
150-Mile Home ou Friday's, returning
Special Conveyances Furnished.
I General
I Agent.
If you want
To insure your life,
To inBure your property,
To insure against accident.
Call on
Ric. A. Fraser'
Lillooet, B. 0.


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