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Vol. _, No- 30.
$2.00 a year.
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I       Miners Supplies.^—«^-
Branch Store at Bridge River where a
full stock of General Merchandise and Mirers Outfits are on hand.
J. Dunlop, General Merchant, Lillooet, B.C_
Paul Santini,
Carries a (ull stock of all kinds of Groceries, Dry  Goods,   Boots   and  Shoes,
Hardware, etc.
JPI03<r_E.-Hl-_a r-E-CO-T-E-X/.
I.-lJooet. 13. C.
FRED. H.  NELSON, Proprietor.
Sample   lUonin   for   Commercial    Travail.w.
I_ivery Htflble io Connection-  Bjut uiceti
jt. tiro boat for gu_-tc to and from
■Asdertion Lake and Bridg*
Ki.or points.
Hotel Victoria.
__r_.__oo__T, _3. c-
Tbia U»Ul being; new and thoroughly finished throughout i« the only first
'•MJaet-l ia Lillooet.   Persons calling at Lillooet will receive every attention by
_ »^,;...t at tb* Hotel Victoria. <Jood etobdiog in connection with the hotel. Head-
t-ar-sr* (or tb* Liliooet-Lytton atage.       .
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3D.  _PDB__a___*,   fBOP.
!_• Bar ia supplied with the belt Wines, Liquor, -ai Cigars.-
Stage leav«B Lytton every Tuesday and Saturday morning for Lillooet, returning next day.    Special trips made.
If yon contemplate a trip into Lillooet district, write us for information.
CAMERON & HURLEY     -:-    Lytton and Lillooet, B L
A.. C3-. K;A_3AGI_IA1T,
General Dealer
Full  lind   of  Groceries,  Dry Goods, Boots   and  Shoes
Chothing and Hardware.    Miners' Supplies.
Kamloops, B.C.
Furniture of every description,  Carpets,  inoleum, Window Shades, Cornice Poles, etc.
Canadian Pacific Navigation Company.
E__r  Aloe Ir-a Steamers for Skagway and Alaska points leave Victoria ovory Wednesday
■ wi   SWaOK&M   evening and Vancouver every ThurK'lny at 1 p.ru.
Steamer* .«r ti. CJ. Northern Points leave Victoria aud Vancouver weekly.   ReguJar Mourners
lor all British olumbia points.   Particulars oj» application. C. %. BAXfEK , G. P. ;■
BT   Mfi.  A.  FRASER.
Tne public meeting to be held this
evening ahould be well attended and the
requiwment. of thia growing town and
diatrict discussed in a business like manner. Tne member will no doubt be ready
to receive suggestions, nnd it ie hoped
do hia utmoat to eocure the neede of this
section when the estimates are brought
down. Lillooet and diatrict has reached
such • aUge that it ia now necessary to
receive much more attention than it baa
ia the paat from our representative, and
many improvement- are required to
Keep up with tbe rapid advancement
made by tbe industries in our midst.
Tb* coming season will make many
chaaajea in the progress of the diatrict,
and it is necessary that provisions are
made to have wagon roads, trails, etc.,
put in such condition tbat it will assist
in inducing capital to open up our mines.
With a respectable appropriation for the
West Biding of Lillooet, and expended
properly and judiciously, the town and
district could be put in such shape that
the revenue derived from such improvements would more than cover the expense incurred. Tbe district has never
received its just duel, the revenue being
about double paid Into tbe treasury as
lute been expended. Thia haa bee- going
on (or years and it la now tiraa that the
government be asked to supply our necessary needs.
The' following are the returns for the
paet year at the government office, Lil-
lioet (or tbe Lillooet mining division.
The rents of the hydraulic and dredging
leases, rents of water for mining and agricultural purposes and fees for crown
grants paid into tbe Lillooet office are
forwarded to the gold commissioner at
Clinton, In whose office tbey are brought
to account, and do not appear in the
revenue at Lillooet;
_BjMfal Otahas recorded .._   16t
Cea-e~-ncei recerile-.. '..— ...—    _*
C-rtlflc«t_ of work records.    J9J
Bevenue derived:     - ,
Free eainer'i certificates JH.MS 75
M_)ll_ receipt!, general    1,113 Oi
Mineral lax     3U 63
12,873 33
The assessment roll for 1901, gives the
following returns for Lillooet district:
Number of acresassessed    148,773
Value of real property assessed J881.000
Number of arms of wild Und assessed..    15,5^9
Value of same    155,950
Value of personal propertr  1100,700
Total amount of taxes if  paid after
Julylst---- ,  fll,747 05
If paJd before/aljr 1st    18,698 45
The Colonist hints that the provincial
inspector oi public works will shortly
enquire into the eajue of the delay in
completing tbe Frinceton-Ceremeos road
and adds that tbe person responsible
will be duly penalised.
It would be a good idea to have the
provincial inspector take a trip to thin
section and inform aa why the Bridge
River trail waa not completed.
J. H. Anthony.
(Successors to .    Stercnson.
Huii-cw. »tablislud 1863.
General flerchandise and
Miners Supplies.
Subscribe for The Prospector.
Silverthorn Bros. Props.
First-class in every respect,
Choice  Wines,  Liquors
and Cigars. Sample
room   tree.
An editorial in the Montreal Witness treats
suggestively the possibilities of a French in-
invasion of the United Kingdom. It shows
how such an attempt when, conditions were
far more favorable than now, always failed in
the past, as for example in Napoleon's time,
when there were fifteen and three-quarter millions of people in the Uunited Kingdom
against twenty-seven and one-half millions in
France. Today there are forty-one millions
in the United Kingdom against thirty-nine
millions in Fnate. And defence at the end
ef the century is tt'ltait i!z times stronger
than attack, while at the beginning of the century it wat only tires limes stronger. All
which, of course, counts in favor of defence of
a country as to which Field Marshall von
Mollke once observed; "I see many ways of
getting into England, but no way out again."
Meanwhile it is well known that plans of defence in case of invasion have been prepared
by the British war authorities, who could in
case of need c»U out over 100,000 regular
troops and at least 200,000 well drilled volunteers, whose defence behind strong positions it
would lake a vast host to break down. The
real danger of the United Kingdom would
probably lie not so much in the form, of a direct invasion, as 01 a possible blockade—after
naval defeat—of the coast, and stoppage of
the foreign food supplies, which are necessary
to ckc out lhe home food production of the
United Kingdom.
There has been some doubt in different sections of this province relative to
the rules governing ferries and the right
to cross such streams at different seasons
of the year at points where ferries are
established. Tbe following from the
attorney-general's office throws light
upon tbe subject:
" A man with a saddle or pack horse
baa a right to ford a river in tbe vicinity
of a firry and he alio has a right to cross
a river on tbe ice without paying toll.
A ferryman bas no right to obstruct
riven in order to make travelers use the
ferry, nor ha* he •oy right to break ice
on the river for 4_e same purpose."
We ask our readers' attention to " Observer's " communication on the license
question. Hisqaotations end statements
on the subject leave no room for further
controversy. Nothing ia to be gained by
a continuation of the discussion and no
further correspondence will be published
in relation thereto.
World Wide.
A weekly repriht of articles from leading
journals and reviews reflecting the current
thought of both hemispheres.
As many of the ^ablest writers are now engaged in journalism, much writing ef the highest quality in matter and style is fugitive, ieen
only by the readers of each particular newspaper, and by them often lost before k in read.
Much of such writing is only of local and very
transient import, but much is of more permanent and world wide interest. It is proposed
to fill the pages of World Wide with articles
and extracts of this latter class, with occasional
selection from notable boots and scenes from
striking stories. An effort will be made to select the articles each week so that doe proportion will be givento the various fields of human interest—to the shifting scenes of the
world's great drama, lo letters and science and
beautiful things.
It was at first intended to publish World
Wide upon fine paper at a higher cost, but re-
calliilgjthe long list of elegant publications
which in the past ham heen started In Canada
only to fail, and reflecting thai good taste in
literature does not always imply the means to
pay for costly journals, and that people of taste
can be relied upon to appreciate literary excel*
lnnce OB the plainest sheet, it has been decided
to offer World Wide at the lowest possible
price, in older to git«|»ll who desire good
reading an equal opportunity.
Published weekly. Siiteen pages. Two
cents. 74 cents per anons, postpaid to any
address in Caaada or U. S. John Dougall _
Son, I'ubliiheis, Montreal, Canada.
A petition we are told, says the Kamloops Standard, is in circulation asking
tbe Dominion government to compel all
bome-steaders wbo have not proved tip
and are not married, to do so within one
year or lose their homestead.
At Cripple Creek, Oolorado, the miner
may go up to bis work from tlie town on
an electric cer, go down in the mine by
an electric hoist, operated by electric
signal;, tbe shaft being kept dry by an
electric pump, do his work by an electric
light, talk to the town and thence to the
world bv an electric telephone, run a
drill electrically operated, and fire bis
shots bv an electric blaster.
TH© King* Spoecl-1. Tlio runtrnl
of HtrMajMly Will Tulie Place
Saturday and Will lie a Di.i>-
of Mourning Throughout tbe
London, Jan. 24.—An extraodinary issue of the Gazette publishes an order-in-
council to the effect: "That it is expected that all persons, upon the present oceaaslon, the death of Her late Majesty, of blessed and glorious memory,
will put themselves into tbe deepest
Another order-in-council substitutes
" King " for " Queen " and " Edward "
for " Victoria." It also inserts " Our
Gracious Queen Alexander, George Duke
of Cornwall and York, and the DucbesB
of Cornwall and York."
Tha fact that the court goes into
mourning, for a year, and tbe further
fact Ibat the public is enjoined to go into
the deepest mourning, lead to the supposition that tb* coronation will not occur
until 1902.
Tbe instruction tbat the Duke of York
is to be named in tbe prayer book,
" Duke of Cornwall," seems to throw
light upon the much-debated question
of the heir-apparent's title. It was supposed that the title, " l'rince of Wales,"
which belongs onlv to a Bon, born of the
king, would be conferred upon the Duke
ot York, by royal patent, but the Gazette
announcement seems to indicate that
this will not be done, and that the Duke
of York will henceforth be known as
the Duke of Cornwall.
The issue of the Gazette appears with
black borders, announces the death of
Queen Victoria, adding:
"The event has caused one universal
feeling of regret and sorrow to her late
Majesty's faithful subjects, to whom she
waa endeared by tbe deep interest in
tbeir welfare which she inevitably manifested, aa veil ae by many signal virtues
which marked and adorned her character."
Then follows the proclamation of Edward VII., the acknowledgment of allegiance by the privy council, and the
king's speech at bis accession.
The following is the full text of His
Majesty's accession epeeh:
" Your Royal Highnesses, my Lords auu
"This is the most painful occasion on
which I shall ever be called upon to ad.
dress you. Sly first melancholy duty is
to announce to you the death of my beloved mother, tbe Queen; and I know
how deeply you and the whole nation,
and I think I may say, the whole world,
sympathise with me in the irreparable
loss wa have all sustained.
" I seal hardly say tbat my constant
endeavor will be always to walk in her
"In undertaking tbe heavy load which
now devolve* upon me, I am fully determined to be a constitutional sovereign
in the strictest sense of the word and so
long as there ia breath iu my body, to
work for thc good and amelioration ot
my people.
" I have resolved to be known by the
name of Edward, which has been home
by six of my ancestors. In doingio, I do
not undervalue the name of Albert,
which I inhetit from my ever to bo lam-
anted, gieat and wise father, who. by
universal consent is, I think, deservedly,
known by the name of Albert the Good,
and I desire that his name should staid
" In conclusion, I trust to parliament
and the nation to support me in the arduous duties which now devolve upon
me by inheritance, and to which lam
determined to devote my whole etreng'li
during the remainder of my lite."
After giving a list of those wbo attended the council, the Gazette announces
that the king subscribed tbe oath relating to the security of the Church of Scotland.
It concludes with the King's formal
proclamation ordering all officers in
authority throughout his dominions to
continue to exercise their offices during
the royal pleasure, and exhorting his
subjects to aid and assist his officers in
the performance and execution of their
uties. e
The funeral of the Queen has been
fixed to take place at Windsor Castle on
Februarys. The body of tlie lateQieen
will b* removed from Oehoriie hou-e on
February I. It is tlie expressed desire
of Ihe Queen tbat the funeral should lie
military in character. Several otlicials
arrived frosa Windsor bringing the elate
regalia. A naval salute of 21 guns was
fired here at noon Thursday in honor of
King Edward VII.
Orders have been issued to the channel squadron, and all other available
ships to assemble at Spithead, February
1, the date of tho removal of Queen Vic
toria's body from Osborne, It is understood that the warships will form a
double line through which the royal
yacht bearing the body will pass.
The Day Canute Will Observe.
An Ottawa despatch of the 25tb suvb:
A proclamation was issued today appointing Saturday, February 2nd, as a
lay of general mourning throughout
[The Prospector publishes communication!
from all parties who write on mutters of public
interest for publication, but disclaims any res-
pomibility for the opinions expressed.]
Editor Prospector, Sir: There has been
much comment upon the action of the Licence
Commissioners in refusing the renew.il of Die
licet :e to the Royal Hotel, Sucker Creek.
Section ii of the Liquor Licence Act. 1900,
reads as follows:
" Subject to the provisions of this act, as to
removals and the transfer ot licences, every
licence for the sale of liquor shall be held to
be a licence only to the person therein named,
and for the premises therein mentioned, and
Section 54 of the same act provides as follows ;
" The commissioners may at any lime cancel any license UPON PROOF SATISFACTORY TO
It will be readily seen from the above that
tlie licence commissioners, in refusing the renewal of the licence in question, were guilty
of a flagrant violation of the law.
Everyone to whom a licence is granted is,
hy law, entitled to a renewal of the same, unless cancelled for cause. " Cause" means a
proven charge against a license-holder of such
seriousness as to warrant the cancellation of a
licence. It does not mean heresay gossip
about drunken Indians  0:   drunken anybody
All sensible people expect that licence-
holders will be protected in their rights. Public sentiment dues not approve of, nor doei
lhe law allow, the taking away a licence from
man without any cause being shown. The
sense of insecurity, which the refusal of the renewal of this licence has shown, is great and
should be resented by the people of this Prov
The injustice and illegality of lhe commissioners' act has caused much local irritation
and thc government should take steps to remedy the mischief done and prevent in future
such an outrageous attempt to do away with
vested rights.
If commissioners canno be found who will
read the law, or can understand it when they
do, the sooner they are done away with the
better. Observer.
Editor Prospector, Sir: As it is a short
time until Mr. Smith leaves for the coast to
attend the meeting of parliament, I think it
advisable that the public should express their
views on the needs of the district so as to enlighten our member thereon.
The Cadwallader crack road should be finished to a full wagon road width as speedily as
I believe that as there is liable to Ite aa influx of miners in here shortly it is necessary to
improve the communication with Pemberton
Meadows, as fresh meat must be obtained
from other sources than by killing the deer,
and such improved communication would lend
to open Up the IMackwater country whether
Pemberton was transferred to the New Westminster district or net.
The necessity of improving the road to the
lake by graveling and widening where necessary, so that in the winter foot passengers
should not be obliged to skate or wade when
coming from the lake, is urgent.
In future I think it would be desirable
should road work ba let by contract, that it
should bs inspected by an outsider who would
accept or reject the work according to itt compliance or not wilh thc specifications.
Accepting aud paying fur a contract* job before it is finished, and finishing it by day labor
is not any advantage in time or money, ot
superior quality of work.    Yours truly
Good Roads.
Tho Dominion government decided in
addition to completing tl.ie year the telegraph linefrou) Aelicroftnoith toconnect
with the Atlin and Yukon country, to
build a line 200 miles in length from
Port Simpwn on tbe coast, eastward to
Hazel ton, where it wil! connect with tJi<*
line constructed last v«r. MY SECRET
When first assurance came to me
That thy dear heart was mine,
1 wandered forth upon the lea
Aluue. lest ull the world should Be*
My secret so divine.
But. ah, the world has passed me by
Nor read the secret, dear;
The poor old world, so dim ot eye,
So dull o( ear, 'twere vain to try
To make my feelings clear
To those who cannot know as I
Thy heart when love draw. near.
-William Wallace Whitelock in New York Boa
[Copyright, 1«00, by C. B. Lewis.)
__________________________     *
I nm something of a reformer not
only In theory, but lu practice, aud
when I discovered the man up a tree 1
determined to try my hand ut elevating his moral standard. 1 hold that
nu man is so had that he can't be reformed to a certain extent, and I hold
thut any way to bring about a betterment of bis moral character is justifiable. 1 mean by that, to speak frankly
uud plainly, that, while some men cau
be refurmed by sympathy und encouragement, others need a rap on the
head with a baseball bat to arouse
their dormant Integrity und ambltl'jj,
1 had extended sympathy aud i_3u>
or less financial aid to this man up a
tree. In a burst of confidence he had
confessed to me that ho had beea a
swindler, a gambler, a confidence man
and a great deal more. He had been
"laid away" in prison two or three
times during bis career, had sailed uu-
dcr a dozen different names, and be
might have admitted a murder or two
had 1 uot cut him short. 1 draw the
line at murder. I can set out with a
good deal of confidence iu the task of
reforming burglars, highway robbers,
incendiaries, perjurers, and so forth,
but when It comes to murderers I hesi
tate. Having become interested iu this
man, I didn't want him to own up to
anything worse than  robbing a blind
man or burning an orphan asylum
He bad come to me as a man who had
at Inst seen tbe error of his ways nnd
sighed to take another truck nud be
counted with the good and respecta
ble. He bad given me tlie iinmu of 11
.lones-Joues. It struck me that there
was au extra amount of .lones about
lilm. but tbe name is an honest oue.
and I didn't Uud fault about It. He
was a man of about 45, with all the
evidences of bis career iu his face, bill
I didn't look for babylike Innocence lu
bis eyes. When he threw himself
upon my mercy, as it wero—when he
mnde a clean breast of his wicked ca
reer and added lhat If any one would
polut out the path of honesty he would
lurn Into It and travel on without a
limp, I agreed to take him In hand. He
had whiskers with which the police
were acquainted, and 1 sent him lo n
barber shop. lie lind clothes which
gave him away as a dead game sport.
nnd I bought him a modest suit of
blue. Then I gave him money for n
week's vacation from crime, nnd when
lhe vacation was over we were to see
what further could be done. 1 look my
week off at the same lime and brought
up amid the fresh buttermilk and dew
kissed goldenrnd oj the country.
On the second night of my stay, ns 1
sat by my open window at midnight to
linish the last of my cigar nud wonder
If my .loues-.lones hnd kept straight
(luring the last 48 hours, 1 suddenly
caught sight of lilm on tlie ground below. It was a farmhouse hotel at
which 1 was stopping. I had a corner
room, nnd nt that corner of the house
stood a large apple tree. 1 had observed that n big limb branched out so
close to my window tiint 1 could have
descended by It. What you can descend by you can also ascend by. I
hnd no sooner caught sight of Jones-
.lones nt the foot of the tree at an hour
when everybody wns supposed to be in
bed than 1 understood that he Intended to pay me a secret visit. How he
had tracked me to my Inir was of no
consequence. Why he should imagine
lhat I had brought along any great
amount of boodle on my week's outing
1 didn't stop to figure. Indeed I am
not sure thnt ho had tracked me. In
looking for country hoard he might
have Btumbled upon the place. He
might hnve thought the open window
belonged to nnothcr boarder. No mnt-
ter how It was, however, Mr. Jones-
.lonea hnd no sooner begun to climb
that apple tree thnn I made ready to
receive lilm with all due hospitality.
There was no club in the room, but
the water pitcher had heen filled for
the night and made a good wenpon.
Armed wltb thnt 1 took my stand on
one side of the window nnd waited.
Jones-Jones was not nn Impetuous
man. He had all night In which to
climb and creep, and It was at least 15
minutes before be grasped my window
rIH with his bands nnd drew his body
Into the opening. 1 waited with patience until be had reached a particular position and then brought the
pltc-M down upon his head.   The Idea
teas to administer an anaesthetic, an_
It was a success. He pitched forward
into the room with a long drawn sigh,
und I lighted the lamp and took from
bis wrist the "billy" which be bad
bought in town with my money to use
83 a "cracker" In case bis sleeping
victim woke up before being plundered. Then 1 forced brandy between his
teeth, bathed his face with water, nnd
in the course of u quarter of an hour
my midnight visitor had so far recovered his senses that 1 ventured to remark:
"Well, Jones-Jones, why didn't you
tell me that you were coming, that 1
might be ou the lookout for you?"
Jones-Jones sal up, lie didn't recognize uie. He himself had a different
look ou his face. That dissipated but
yet crafty look had disappeared, and in
its place was wonderment if not honesty. It was my wicked man in tha
flesh, but not in lhe spirit, lie got off
the lloor nnd fell of lhe bump on ids
head and sat down on a chair, and It
wus a long five minutes before he said:
"Sir, my mime Is Brown-Brown, uiul
1 don't exactly understand the situation. Am 1 In your room, or are you
In mine'.'"
"I believe it's my room." I replied,
"but being as you arrived late and the
landlord is asleep you cau stop until
"Very kiud of you, sir—extremely
kind. As to this hump on my head-
Is It a bump or not? If it's u bump,
how did 1 receive UV"
"Vou hit your head on the door ia
the darkness, I believe."
"Ah! Just so. Very stupid of me,
but It's only a trifle. Now, then. Mr.
Asfemere, as to the business iu hand.
If you think you cau advance me $000,
I am sure I can make a go of it."
It took me a little while to catch ou,
but by nud by I discovered Hint Jones-
Jones had beeu knocked out nud
Brown-Brown hnd taken his place.
Jones-Jones was a crook who wanted
to reform; Brown-Brown was a poor
but honest man who wauled to go into
the making of shirts. He knew nothing whatever of Jones-Jones. He picked up the conversation as if he had
been talking about the business when
the accident happened. He called mo
by another name than my own. and
It was plain lo me that he was also
another man. 1 sounded him nbout
crime and stntc prison, but lie solemnly
assured me lhat lie had never been arrested. He was Brown-Brown ns far
ns his name went, but as for his past
history he was rather hazy on the subject.
I bad turned Jones-Jones, (he crook,
back Into Brown-Brown, the honest
man. by a knock on the head. It was
rapid transit reformation, and I looked
upon the problem as solved. Having
been willing to assist a crook, 1 could
not refuse au honest man. When my
week was up, we went back to town
together, and I gave lirown-Iirowti
money enough to set up in shirtmak-
ing. Ho had on the clothes I had
bought Jones-Jones. lie had the hair,
the eye., lhe mouth nnd the build of
the crook, but there had been a change
of souls. As far as the present weut
ht' wns bright and talkative, but whim
linked of lhe past he looked puzzled
and could uot llgtire it out. The doctors agreed with me that It was the
whack ou the head lhat had made
Brown-Brown of Jones-Jones and lhat
lhe police ought to be given full [lower
to go around breaking wuter pitchers
over crooks' craniums; but, alas, lhat
was a twist of the business we hadn't
the foresight to discover and prepare
My man prospered wonderfully well.
People said lie was a little eccentric,
but lie wus honest and a hard worker.
In one year he had paid me back half
my money and built up a good business. One day n detective entered the
store to make a purchase. He had
known Jones-Jones as a-crook, lie
knew that Jones-Jones hnd a crooked
finger ou his right hand and a mole
on his left cheek. When he discovered
that Brown-Brown had these same
Identification marks, he begun to look
at him more closely, nud by aud by
he made up his mind that tbe old
crook stood before him. He was so
sure of It thnt he set out to make uu
arrest. Brown-Brown was an honest
man, but iu his surprise lie started to
make a bolt of it. As he ran out of his
■hop anil down the street, pursued b#>
the detective, he encountered n policeman who taliped him on Ihe head with
his club. Brown-Brown went down
like a log and was carted orf lo the
station. 1 was present when Ills senses
returned, nnd you cau Imagine my feelings when he sat up and said:
"Well, you've got me at last, but 1
gave you a run for It. You fellers ain't
half sharp."
"You nre Joiies-.IoneB, tht crook,"
snid tlie sergeant.
"Of course I am, and the slickest
crook in ihe country. Is It that hank
business you want me for ,V- time?"
"Mr. Brown-Brown"— 1 began as 1
Stepped forward, but the crook stopped
me witli:
"Who lu blank Is Brown-Brown/"
Then I realized how it was. I had
smashed Jones-JiAiCB, the crook, over
thc bend with a water pitcher and
changed him iuto Brown-Brown, the
lionest shirt constructor. The police-
mnn had smashed Ilrown-Ilrowu with
his club and changed lilm back into
Jones-Jones, Ihe crook. The taps on
the head had done the business. My
lap was all right, aud I had founded a
new theory upon It and Invested $.100
in cash But I hadn't foreseen that a
second Inp might come nny day, ns
come It did; and my theory had been
knocked Into a cocked hat, and 1 wns
$2;"i0 out.
In  thr Old-- Whirl.
"He has no pride. He actually rods
In a public merry-go-round! Said be
had been waiting years for the opportunity.';
"OUPBS he must have thought his
turn had come."—Cleveland I'lain Oeai-
.■••o~-c-.-c-.-o-.-o-.-o o-.-o-.-o-'--o-.-o-.-o-..o
How Old Roy Bean Hade
Himself  the Law of
Western Texas.
o-.-o-.-o.-o-.-o o-.-o-.-o-.-o-.-o-.-o-
Boy Bonn was for ten years In the
young days of Texas justice of the
peace and coroner of the town of Vine-
Bar Boon, being, us he exnressed it,
"the law Of Texas west of Ihe l'ecos."
lie is still living in the lown nf Lang-
try, 31 ii miles west of San Antonio.
So man knows whence he came. The
railroad builders round him a way out
there on I lie groat desert plains, and
wheu the gamblers and loughs and
tenderfoot came along  with   the  first
'i"";,'^.7l7v■„'^'',' '"'v/"'""'''":",''"*'
trains nnd at once proceeded to run
the country according to their own notions old Itoy Bonn declared himself n
justice of the pence and boldly announced, "I am the law of Texas west
of the l'ecos." it Is highly probable
that u few people wbo were In favor of
law and order invited the Strang" char-
ucler to assume the judicial position
und that on account of his desperate
courage and fearless judicial demeanor lie afterward was appointed to till
the oliice of justice of the pence.
Early one morning it was reported lu
the town of Vinegar Boon that a mnn
had fallen from a bridge near the place
and thnt his dead body wns lying on
tlie ground close to the wuter. Itoy
Bean, as justice of the peace nnd ex
otlicio coroner, ut once summoned a jury. There was no testimony to be taken. The man was a stranger, nud it
was not easy to determine the cause of
his death, lie might have fallen from
the bridge or he might have been murdered. The coroner searched the dead
body, and when he found a pistol In
one pocket and SuO In the other be
turned lo the Jury mul Informed them
that In this matter their services were
of no value, since il would be necessary for the court lo render a verdict
Without their aid. Tlie court lined the
dead man .fob for carrying a pistol nnd
took possession of the money, since tlie
fees of the coroner amounted to Just
$50, and the body was burled on the
lonely prairie al tlie expense of the
Vinegar lloon wns nnnicd nfter the
most poisonous little reptile that infests the western plains, says the New
York Cress. It can sting u Gila monster to death In the twinkling of an
eye and (hen turn about and chase a
rattlesnake from Ids den. Chain lightning whisky Is no antidote far the poison of the vinegar roon. Hoy Bean
named the place, und while acting justice of the peace he divided his time
between I lie judicial bench and a
roomy saloon and gambling house,
where there was none to dispute his
authority, for he was sole proprietor.
One line day a gambler, while hi an
unusually hilarious mood, sent a pistol
ball crashing through the brains of a
Chinaman.    When the citizens of Vinegar lloon had censed to celebrate the
i• n':I  of  the Celestial  and  the  funeral
loir iimltles were an affair of the past,
'he killer was honored with n request
o appeal al tile bar where liquids and
iistice were dispensed alternately. The
age who was "(lie law of Texas west
of  Ihe  l'ecos"  bid  evidently  devoted
some spare moments to the study of
his lirst murder case, for the judgment that was rendered and entered
on the docket Is certainly without a
"I have carefully examined the criminal statutes of Texas," said Hoy Bean,
"and 1 find that there is plenty of law
lo punish one white mau for killiug
another, but there is no law to punish
a citizen of Texus for shooting a Chinaman, lu fact, the Chinese are not mentioned iu tlie statutes. The gentleman
at the bar stands charged with having
shot nnd killed a Chinaman by the
name of Ah I'oo. Mr. Ah Foo was unfortunate. He should have remained
in his own country. Texas Is the laud
of the free uud the home of the brave.
It is no place fur Mr. Ah Foo or Mr.
Ah Bin or Mrs. Ab Sin. Uur wise legislators have failed to make laws for
Ihe protection of pigtails. Therefore
the defendant Is discharged, aud the
costs of this ease are assessed against
the deceased, Ah Koo, and iu case the
same cannot be collected lu full by the
sale of Ihe goods und chattels of the
said Ah l'tto, or some other Chinaman,
It is the order of this court Hint n copy
of these proceedings be made and forwarded to tlie United Slates minister
in China, nnd by these presents he la
authorized to collect said costs from
ihe emperor of China. The defendant
Is discharged."
One day a man with nu Immense
sombrero above his long, tangled hair
and uu arsenal at bis belt appeared at
Vinegar Boon, declaring thnt he had
just stopped over to have a little recreation. "1 have been spending a few
weeks lu San Antonio," he snid, "und
iny shooting irons were getting rusty."
After taking n few drinks nt Hie bar
he began to berate the mild and feeble
qualities of the liquids offered for sale
In tho Infant city. "Give me a little
tarantula juice with a real vinegar
roon Boating around in It!" shouted
this Arizona terror.
"All right," calmly replied the old
mnn behind tbe bar. "I think we can
accommodate you, but you will have to
Wait a few moments."
"Well, get up the beverage," roared
the terror, "and l«'l amuse myself during the delay by dropping a few bullets
nround promiscuously among tlie lamps
nnd bottles nnd sieh tilings."
"As you please," suavely replied the
old man. "I like to see a stranger enjoy himself."
The terror glanced nt the polite barkeeper rather suspiciously, but be never once dreamed that he was talking to
old Hoy Bean.
fairly chuckling with suppressed
merriment, old Hoy went, out on the
plains only a few steps from Ills snloou
aud after turning over two or three
rocks hn got a big tarantula and a
monster vinegar roou. After mashing
the beads of Ihe poisonous reptiles he
returned to the barroom, entering the
door just ns the terror with a wild
Comanche yell began to rain lead
among the bottles and glasses, As the
patrons of the house started through
the doors and windows iu confusion,
old Hoy shouted; "Keep your sents,
gentlemen. This lufuul cyclone will
bo of short duration." The next Instant the terror found himself standing ou his head and his weapous were
fulling upon the lloor. Mr. Beau held
the amazed man In that position until
an accomplished bartender had filled a
large beer glass wilh pure alcohol, and
then ho reversed tho terror as if he had
been handling a toy. "Now, look here,
stranger," said Mr. Beau, lu tender but
deceptive tones, "you have been finding fault with the quality of my
whisky and you hnve seen proper, to
satisfy your fastidious taste, to order a
peculiar drink which I have taken the
trouble to prepare for you." The terror turned his white face toward the
bar, and when be saw a tarantula and
a vinegar roon floating nbout In a tumbler of alcohol he uttered a groan of
distress nnd his knees began lo tremble. "There Is the peculiar drink and
tlie trimmings that you ordered, young
man, and my name Is Hoy Beau," said
the old man, ns be pushed the trembling terror toward the bar.
The amazed nnd thoroughly alarmed
stranger found voice cuougii to beg for
mercy. "Drink every drop of It or I
will break your neck," snid Judge
Bean. The poor devil gulped down
the nwful mixture and with a scream
of terror sprang out Into the street.
He "hit the earth a-rimning," and he
never slackened his speed until the
town of Vinegar Boon was far behind
lilm. It Is supposed that the man's
stomach Instantly rejected the fearful
poison, for he lived to tell of his experience In Vinegar Boon, though he
said (here was uot gold cuougii In the
world to hire him to revisit the place.
airs. Gnllop Glvca Her Silent Hua-
haml Some Inntrnctloiin and Ail-
viee AllOUl Her Own I'lis-.ein] anil
the Wife i'luit Will Succeed Her.
[Copyright, WOO, by C. B. Lewis.)
Mr. Gallup had gone down lown
nficr supper to bear the political news,
and it was 0 o'clock when he got back
home, lie bail left Mrs. Gallup clearing
away the dishes aud singing "Happy
Hay," but when ho returned she was
lying on the lounge Willi her eyes
closed nud tho bouse quiet as a graveyard. He sat down after u glance al
the figure and laboriously untied his
shoes and pried them off nnd I hen
picked up the family almanac to see
what time lhe moon would be in her
lasi quarter. Ten minutes passed, and
Mrs. Gallup uttered a long drawn sigh.
Two minutes later she groaned. A
minute after tho groau, ns Mr. Gallup
had paid uo atteutiou to her, she snt
up and snid:
"Samuel, you've come here jest In
time. I was afraid I'd hev to go without biddln you flooilby, but you arc
here. Y'ou hadn't been gone from (lie
house ten Ullnlts when 1 went to carry
lhe milk dowu cellar. I wasn't think-
in of death or anything of Hint sort
when nil to once I heard u voice siiyin.
'Git ready to soar away and become
an angel.' You may tell me, Samuel,
lhat It wns the vinegar bar'l workln
or that it was n-gurgliu from lhc soft
soap, but 1 know Oct ter. It wns my
summons lo go. nnd I come right up
stairs and begun to git ready. Il won't
disturb you lunch If I die tonight, will
Mr. Gallup didn't reply. lie had
found the moou's last quarter and was
deeply  interested.
"I've never bin no hand to make you
trouble. Samuel." she continued, "and
I shan't begin uow. If you'd rather
I'd die in the daytime, I'll try alid hold
on. though I s'pose one ought to die
wheu the hour comes. Mebhe you've
bin thinkin thnt wheu 1 died you'd
hev to pay out a great lot of money
over the funeral, but I want you lo
know different. I've never bin an extravagant woman, nnd 1 kin git along
with a cheap funeral. 1 was rcckonln
it up t'other day, nnd I wns surprised
and pleased wilh tbe Aggers. Ho you
know, Samuel Gallup, lhat tbe hull
thing, from fust to last, won't cost a
cent over $30?"
One of Mr. Gallop's eyebrows was
slightly raised in a questioning manner, but lie mnde no verbal reply.
"Only $80, Samuel, nnd Hint Includes
one of the best lots In the graveyard.
If you wanted to bury mo out in the
buck yard, lhe cost would be reduced
lo i?2o, nnd 1 don't think any husband
on enrlh kin complain of that. There
nro wives who'd kick ng'ln bein burled
hi the buck yard, but I shan't say a
wmd. And I've arranged other things
fur you, Samuel. While you've hill
hlisy wilh publics and lawsuits I've
bin nrrangbi fur death. In about an
hour from now. when 1 breathe my
last, you'll go over and rap three times
on .Mrs. Walkius' door. Three raps
menu that 1 hev soared nwny, and
she'll be over In ten Ullnlts to lake
charge. Then you kin go right to bed
nnd go to sleep, snine as usual. Tin-
funeral will take place (he day after.
Mrs. Green will lend you 14 chairs, and
Mrs. Taylor will pick out the hymns
lo be sung. Mrs. Jordan will milk
our cow and strain lhe milk, and Mrs!
Johnson will come over aud git your
menls. Are you lislenlu to me, Samuel?"
If he wns, there wero no signs of It.
He had got through with the moon
nnd [inssed on lo lhe medical tost I-
moulds, nnd he seemed to be rending
wilh haled breath.
"All you'll hev to do," she continued
after a sob or two, "Is to move nbout
kinder sorrerfullike anil shed a few
tears. I've bad 112 (Its of sickness
since we wns married, and sometimes
you've bad lo hire the wasliin done
fur me; but, nfter nil, you'll be kinder
sorry when I'm gone. You'll remember
Low I made one teakettle last 11 years
and how I alius made the tea and sugar
last longer (hail nny other woman In
town. I shan't ask you to break down
and weep, Samuel, but if 1 wns you
I'd shed tears.   1 not only deserve 'em,
but all the folks will he watchln you
to see If you nre affected. You've got
six handkerchiefs almost as good as
new, and you won't run short even If
you shed tears from both eyes. Don't
you think I'm right. Samuel?"
She wiped her tears and held back
her sobs aud waited for a reply, but
uone enme. Mr. Gallup was reading
how lhe life of a man wbo had fallen
on a pitchfork had been saved by
I'crsian stomach bitters, aud his ears
were closed.
"As to btiryln me In the back yard,
of course yon kin do ns you think
best. In one wny It will snve you $5,
nnd In another it'll take up ground
fur cabbages. You'll marry ng'ln, of
course, nnd your second wife will want
a hammock out under the trees. Mebhe she'll ohiect to mv grave. If I was
your second wife. I wouldn't object to
your first wife's grave, but I'm different from most women. Y'ou'd belter
think tlie thing over puriy seriously.
And there's another thing. Samuel. A
long time ngo I told you that If you
ever got married ng'ln I'd haunt you.
I was mau and said more'u 1 ought
to. Of course I could corns buck ns a
ghost and roost on the footboard of
lhe bed and keep you awake nlghls,
and I could hide down eellnr nn:l skeer
you most to death when you como
down after elder, but I'm not tbat kind
of woman, Hlght here and uow I
want lo tell you thit lil never haunt
vou nor your second wife. Dou't you
think I'm purty good, Samuel?"
Mr. Gallup had finished tbo pitchfork testimonial and struck one where
a man had been blown up with a
stump, and he wns so Interested that
lie didn't bear her question. Sho
wept for three or four minutes uud
then said:
"No, dou't go to any uunecessnry expense to Iny away my mortal remains,
Samuel. As my speertt will be llyin
around In beaven, It won't make no
grent difference about my body. When
Mrs. Thompson died, she wanted a
funeral to cost $250, but I'm uot Mrs.
Thompson. You'll marry again, of
course, and you'll need all your money
fo flam out with. Second wives alius
Ham. Yours will want a new dishpan,
new curlnius, new knives nnd forks
and n3 many ns three new tablecloths
lhe very fust Ihing. Spoakln of table-
elolbs, Samuel, I've made the last uew
oue lust seven years. 1 dou't expect
any praise fur it, but when your second
wife shakes oue all to pieces iu six
months you'll see a difference. What
kind of a second wife are you goiu to
marry, Samuel? You ueedn't be afraid
to tell me, fur there Isn't n jeiilous hair
In my head. Will she be old or
young V"
Mr. Gallup yawned nnd stretched and
thrust out his legs, hut he had nothing
to say.
"Mrs. Hoedecker says you'll probably
marry n young chit of IT, nnd Mrs.
Jackson says you'll probably look fur
a widder with us ninny ns live cows,
hut 1 ain't goln to lind no fault In
either ease. On the contrary, 1 kinder
pity you. Second wives alius smash
nnd break nnd bust things, and If you
say anything they'll sass hack and pull
hair. You'll ho rid of me nnd my trub-
ulcs, Samuel, but there'll be times when
you'll sit dowu on Ihe wash bench outdoors and wisli I wus back. Yes, you'll
acknowledge to yourself that 1 was
hard workln and savin and tTfl#.yyas
no hand to gad about, but lil he an
angel, and you'll hev to plug along the
best you kin without mo. That's all,
Samuel, and I will now die nnd hev It
over wiib."
She stretched out on the lounge nnd
folded her hands and closed her eyes,
und I'or ten minutes there was silence.
Then Mr. Gallup yawned again, looked around nnd saw her there, and ns
lie rose up lo wind the clock and go to
hed he observed:
"You'd belter turn the oat outdoors
and see If the kitchen window is fastened up." M. Quad,
"Moat liiiiine."
One can hardly pick lip a newspaper
nowadays without seeing the vile
phrase, "most unique," as "It was the
most unique entertainment ever given
In l'odunk valley." If a thing Is unique,
It Is unique in the superlative degree.
If it is not unique In the superlative degree, It Is not unique. To sny thnt nn
accident Is "one of the most unique
thnt ever occurred" is abominable
"Very singular" Is a parallel solecism.
Is the  World's  Greatest  Cure  For
Itching Skin, Eczema, Salt
Rheum and Piles.
It is extremely doubtful if there
ever was a remedy that wns endorsed by such an overwhelming
mass of evidence aft is Dr. Chase's
Oinl ment. The remarkable soothing
healing qualities of Dr. chase's Ointment are a nnsiery lo physicians,
and, though they are siow to recognize merit in any discovery, they
join heartily with people of other
callings in endorsing" and recommending Dr. Chase's Ointment ns ihe
most successful treatment ever devised   for   Itehing skin  diseases.
Hev. .1. A. BaldwlnJ Baptist Minister,  Arkoua,  Out., writes;
"For over twenty years I was a
great sufferer from Itching and pro-]
trudlng piles. 1 used many remedies and underwent three very pain- ]
ful surgical operations, all without
Obtaining nny permanent benefit.
When about to give up in despair I
was told io use I>r. Chase's Ointment ami did so, finding relief nt
oneo.   I   used   three  boxes,   and     am
almost entirely cured. The itching
is all gone. 1 have advised others
to use it, believing it would euro
them as it has me."
Vou must not think that Dr.
Chase's Ointment, is for piles only,
but we mention this ailment as I he
most dillieult to cure <>f all itching
skin disease, and I lie disease which
hus never heen absolutely conquered  by  any other  treatment,
Among lhe ailments for which Pr.
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scons of thousands of people with
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Eczema, suit rheum, tetter, baby
eczema, rash, barber's il ch, chil-
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itching, bleeding and protruding
piles, and it ching skin diseases of
every   descript ion.
Dr, Chase's Oinlmeiit is for sale at
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son.   Kales   &.   Co.,   Toronto. w
Donalfi   Gordon, (lie   Quern's   New Hifjli-
liiiiil Attendant—..ketolt of
His Career.
Constable  Donald  Cordon  of  Motherwell has juFt  been appointed to the
post   ol   High land   Attendant   to    Un*
Queen,  says     Thc   Londcn   Graphic.
Gordon   was  8iiiiuiiohed   before     I lor
Majesty at Balmoral on Thursday
last, and receiving the appointment
left Motherwell on Tuesday to take
up his duties. Ho is IS years of age
and lias been connected with the
Lanarkshire Constabulary in Motherwell for the pas! four years. It may
be mentioned that Gordon has previously boon in tho service of iho
Queen, having been a considerable
time mounted messenger to Hor Majesty. His father bas also bei.i for
a long period in the Queen's private
service. Gordon's fellow constables
presented him beforo leaving with a
dressing ca.se and other articles as a
token of  their esteem.
Dear Sirs,—I was for seven years
a suijerer from bronchial trouble, and
would be so hoarse at times Hint 1
could scarcely speak above a whisper. I gol no ndicf from anything
till I tried your MINAKD'S HONEY
BALSAM Two bol I los gave relief,
and six bottles made a complete cure.
I woubi heartily reconunendit to any
one suffering from throat or lime;
JnVCll lie   CnJoyment,
".Ma, nm 1 goln to get "nuUior plate
of i' cream 'sides ibis one?"
"Why. little Jim?"
" 'Cause, ma. I wan' to know whether
to gobble this un up er dray it out."
Wild*  Unit   Minim*.
Ynbsley—And then she said if she
were a mau she would knock you over,
did she?
Mudge— Worse than that. She snid
If I were a mnn she would knock mo
over.—Indiana polls Press.
Sabin e«ya: "My eleven-year-old boy hud
hia foot badly injured by being run over by
a car on the street railway. Wo ut onco
Commenced bathing tho foot with Dr.
Thomas' Eoleotrio Oil, when tho discoloration Aid swelling was removed, und in nine
days he could use his foot. Wo always keep
a bottle in the hous, ready for emergency."
More Appropriate.
"And now," said tho artist, "If I
could but picture hor beautiful voice."
"Wouldn't a half toue do?" asked hii
Intimate friend.
A certain ambitious young Uritoa
Came over Lhe ocean a-llittin.
"I'll atiow 'cm wlmt's what.
With my English built yacht,"
lie observed, Willi bis mulars a-grittln.
Rut, alas, tor III fortune contrary,
Not a "what" was exhibited—naryl
For there's muny a -lip
'Twixt the cup nnd Sir Up.,
Which ia very unpleasant—yes, very.
—.Jew York Joxiwh
One of the most dangerous and repulsive forms of
Kidney Disease is
for which Dodd's Kidney
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up, and the water, which
should be expelled in tbe
form of urine, Hows back
and lodges in the cells of
tlie flesh and pulls out thc
skin. Remove the filth
which plugs up the drain.
Restore the Kidneys to
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Kidney Medicine
A   Conntry   Wonmn'a   Experience   In
nn An to mobile Stage,
An old lady wbo bad come iu from the
country un the Northwestern railroad
stepped Into one of the horseless carriages thnt are run from the Wells street
station to the Bbopplng district. She approached the carriage from the rear and
didn't notice when she got in that there
were no horses hitched to the thing. Her
whole attention was being paid to the
"runnel" in the blue uniform who stood
on the sidewalk looking for passengers.
"Uow much do you chargeV" she asked.
"Five cents," he said. "Take you right
over to Slate and Madison. Going right
away. Step in* Itoom for just oue
The old lady settled back comfortably
in tbe easy seat to which she had beeu
assigned, and a moment later the carriage was bumping along over paving
stones, dodging in and out among trucks,
sliding sideways in slippery car tracks
und grazing elevated railroad pillars. A
row of men But on the cross seat in
front of the lady, shutting out the view
abend, so she sat wiih her hands in her
lap and rode contentedly along. At the
corner of Madison and Dearborn streets
several passengers got off, and then for
(lie first time the lady from the country
had a chance to look out iu front. She
saw the operator pull a nickel plated lever; then she glanced over the dashboard.
There was a look of mingled alarm and
wonder on her features.
"What's happened to the horses?" she
"There ain't any horses," said n boy
who was hanging on the steps behind.
The old lady stood up just ns the man
in charge of the automobile rang his gong
and started ahead.
'*Ho. stop!" she cried. "Let me out!
I won't ride in this thing! Stop it!
Stop it!   Help!"
"Madam," said one of the passengers,
"there's uo reason to be alarmed. It's
perfectly safe.   We ar*"'—
"No!" she replied. "I wouldn't have
got in here for a hundred dollars if I'd
have knew what it was!    Let me past!"
The carriage had stopped, and she began to tramp on the feet of the other
passengers in her hurry to get nut.
"We're almost there—only halt' a block
farther." some one said. "You better
stay in."
"I wouldn't stay In if it was only half
a foot farther," she declared as ohe
scrnmbled down the steps. Then she
stood on the sidewalk, watched thu automobile move on through the crowded
street, put her hand over her head nnd
"My! Thut wns the narrowest escape
I ever had! And me with all that money in niv pocket to pay pa's insurance
.light IiidUposlHonii Could ne Cured
by People If They Knew Til em,
"Did you ever notice what a difference
there is in people in respect to their general chemical composition?1' remarked a
local druggist one day last week. "Some
people are decidedly acid, while others
verge upon the other extreme and are
Strongly alkaline. You can detect the difference hy a handshake. For you'll find
the man who is acid almost always will
have a moist palm and be light complex'
"It would be better for people," he continued, "if they understood some of the
simple laws of chemistry. Acids nud 0.1-
•kalis are opposites, and the effect of one
is to neutralize the other. People take
soda, an alkali, for a sour stomach, and
the chemical action is simply that of neutralization, for the stomach in that condition is strongly acid. I know a man who
is exceptionally acid who has to take six
soda mint tablets before be can be rid of
such a trouble.
"You can see how a physician has to
acquaint himself wilh the chemical composition of each of his patients. Medicines that would do for one person will
not agree with another. Out west it is
frequent to lind much alkali iu the soil.
With some people it agrees, but others
are annoyed by it. Tbe man who hus
any surplus of alkali already ia his makeup does not want to live in an alkali
country. The principle runs nil through
the phases of one's physical life.
"People who understood the principle
often could cure themselves of slight indispositions without the necessity of consulting a physician. I believe the courses
in chemistry ia our public schools und
colleges might be made more practical
than they have been heretofore. The cook
as well as the boarder would profit thereby."
CIi I none   VI i li l tt ry   Trn I n I n K.
One of the textbooks still studied by
Chinese officers is the Sun-tse, which is
nbout y.OOO years old. The characteristic feature of this work on Chinese military art is its Insistence that the general
ought before everything else to study
ruses, some of which nre not strictly
connected with war. The student of Sun-
tse is told to "negotiate with the enemy and while you nre discussing the
situation massacre him, sow discord in
his camp, intercept his provisions nnd
soften his heart by voluptuous music aud
(he sight of beautiful women."
As to military measures, the Chinese
general receives the following ndvice:
"If you ure ten times more numerous
than the enemy, onveKp him; If you nre
live limes more numerous, dispose your
army so as to attack him on four sides;
if you are ouly a little stronger, content
yourself by cutting your army in two (on
the principle of reserves), and if you are
weaker than the enemy, try to secure
BaldnesH mul  the Derby Hut.
It is not the hat. but the kind of hat,
whose wearing conduces to baldness.
The hat is necessary to keep the head
cool in summer, but it should be the soft
felt hat. The vicious derby constricts the
cenlp. keeps the blood away, kills the
hair, causing baldness. The felt hat does
not do this aud does uot cause baldness.
Witness its use iu the south aud the absence of baldness—you see few bald men
there. Witness the use of the derby nt
the north and the prevalence of baldness.
Getting --Orient,
"Mr. Orestes Van Ham considers himself the greatest actor on earth."
"Is .thnt so?" responded Mr. Storm-
ington Haines thoughtfully. "lie's getting strangely modest. He used to consider himself thc greatest actor that ever
The difference between raising boys
nnd raising girls Is thnt the mother of
boys doesn't stop being scared to death
when they have cut their teeth.—Atchison   Q lobe.
Although Thomas Nelson Page docs
i.ot think so, it is a fact nevertheless that
tne acts of the Newport Four Hundred
blazoned forth in every newspaper in
the land do affect the tastes and amuse
incuts of thousands of other people.—
Nashville American.
Ml. Page is wrong. The pernicious
example of our aristocracy of wealth is
widespread. For a light set upon a hill
cannot be hid. The light of folly and
profligacy among the conspicuous rich
of the United Stales at the present time
is a beacon of scandal to the country.—
Chicago Chronicle.
It would be a sad thing for American
manhood and womanhood if thc men and
women of this country got their morall
aud I heir ideas of life from the smart
set in New York. They lead a life of
idleness and selfish Indulgence, and tbey
are worse than useless. Thc woi hi is
the worse rather (ban the better for
their living.—Ulchmond Times.
In London the members of the most
exclusive society aro also lenders ia the
world of politics and of let tors. The
men are freuuenlly brave Hold J era or
sailors or members of parliament, the
women are usually intelligent and Interesting. The members 'if lhe Four Hull
drcd are noted only for their brazen ef
Croutery and their luck of morals.-
W. Snow it Co., Syracuse, N. Y., write:
Please scad us ten gross of pills. We are
selling more of Purine lee's Pills t'can any
other pill we keep. They have a great rer u-
tation for the curs of Dyspepsia and Liver
Complaint." Mr. Charles A. Smith, Lindsay, writes: "Parmelee's Pills aro an excellent medicine. My si-ter hus been troubled
with severe headache, but these pill, have
cured her."
Tlie Pfirln <«ii Driver.
Outside of many wine shops in Paris
and lu the principal eilies of France a
sign is often to be seen bearing tho
words, Au eochev Illicit' ("To tho faithful cucber'*); huienth it a driver U
plctured, hat In band, restoring to a
gentleman unci lady, lhe hirers of the
coach, ti purse forgotten ou the cushions of the vehicle. This is not n conception of the nnUit, nor vile flattery
of the restaur:::'.! or wine shop to draw
thither the coachman with a foible for
the bottle, but a reality wlllclwften occurs and o;' which the cocher has every
.'Ight to be proud.
Anybody who has lived nny length
of time In Paris will Indorse the statement Wbo 1ms not forgotten an umbrella, n walkiv: stick, a small satchel
or some little object on the scat or floor
of a public vehicle? Aud wbo has not
had bis property restored without even
having taken the number of the vehicle, without any remembrance of tlie
physiognomy of the driver? By u. simple application to n special oflice at the
prefecture of police, where all objects
found in public carriages are deposited and arranged according to the date
and hour at which they were brought
hi, one Is able promptly to regain possession of his lost  property.
This reflects great credit on the
Paris "cabbies," few of whom, by thu
way,   are   born    Parisians.
Dr. J. D, K.lltgg'a Dysentery Cordial is a
speedy cue for uysentery, dlarrhcoi, cholera, summer complaint, fcoa sickness and
complaintsinci eulal to children teething,
ltgiws immediate relief t> ihose suflering
from the effects of indiserofon in eating unripe fruit, cu.'iiuibcr.-t. itc. Ii acts with woii-
deiful rapidity und never fails to conquer
tbe disease. No one need fenr choleia if
they have a bottle of this meuiciue convenient.
Pup Eittin It- de BUimliiin- nti u l-il:in i>f my cusp,
IV.. lislrnin io dp win,! il.u g_i_ .i -.huhi fr.m (is
I'm  louftn,  an   I'm  drvumiu  q_  I   hums a   tit tie
An I lakes mv fill nl poniturl. Vnae it can'I liis'
very lung.
l\ rtt.n't lir many weeks l>rfo' ilr norf win' comes
a rutin*,
_n ilen dew rulhiti lot (it'll lioftrr h.ist'e,   I'll  It.
Pey's gutter jIicvpI off de snow iyi work wil linilil
;n s. ul
An earn two hits to buy daltne'te a Unit i p»»i I. ni
So I don' want no dteiurlianr,
hynli mdiiy
An (Win up wil sunshine In
a wny.
De fros' U gwhiter I; ti li ti
blow In Blfoti:.
So I'm savin up dis ivui maturely Long.
\\ .. -■
Sot a Good CniHlnetor,
"Well, sir." rcnuirhcd i!:e nhsorvrmi
passenger, nfter wntohiny ihe conduit
or collect eight Purrs ::;:d rltta up live
"you need never bo a I'i a Id of lii'lil£
struck by i:p;bU]**i : "
"Why not V" n: !:cd Ijie trusted employee.
"Because." replied lhe olwervnnt passenger. "It is pvhlent you arc nol a
ffood conductor."-Philadelphia Press.
BROKERS. . . .
♦«♦«♦ §
Stocks and bond, benight, Bold and a;
carried   on  margin.    Listed $
mining stocks carried \t
BROKERS, ETC.,        g
Dominion Bank Building, Winnipeg £
Money lent at lowest ratos. t>
Stocks and bonds bought and sold.
Railway and other farm lands in
Manitoba und K. W. T. for side.
Maps and folders sent on application.
Gait coal from I.oihbrldge.
4b     Prices quoted toull railway points.
uiiUHlmi hlltlA
A Oreal Rrsponul llity JU-U Upon
Mothers at This Pei-Jod, ai H Involve!
1 heir Daughter*. Future lijijiiiiues_.or
Misery—Home Useful Hint*.
Kosy cheeks, bright eyes, an clastic
stop, and a good appetite, are the
birthright of every girl*. These are
the conditions that bespeak perfect
health. But unfortunately this is
n<>t the condition of thousands of
growing girls. On every side may
be seen girls with pale or sallow
complexion, languid, stoop shouldered, and listless. Doctors will tell
them that tbey are anaemic, or in
other words that their blood is poor,
thin ami watery. If further questioned they will tell lliem that this condition leads to decline, consumption
and the grave. What is needed is a
medicine that will make new, rich,
red blood, strenghtcn tho nerves, and
thus restore the vigor, brightness
and hopefulness of youth. For this
purpose no other discovery in the annals of medicine aiu equal Dr. Williams' Pink Pills for Pale People,
and thousands of once hopeless girls
have beeu made bright, active and
strong through their use. Among
those who have been brought buck
almost from the grave by the use of
this medicine is Miss M. (J. Marccaux,
of St. Lambert de Levis, Que. Miss
Marccaux says: "It gives me the
greatest pleasure to speak of the benefit. I have experienced from Ui3 use
oi Or. Williams" Pink Pills For
some years I resided in Wisconsin
with a relative, where I devoted my
time studying English and nU'sic, intending to make the teaching of the
lbtler my profession. I was never
very strong, and my studies fatigued
me much. When about fourteen t
became very pale, suffered from severe headaches, and weakness. [ consulted a doctor, and acting on iti..
advice, returned to Canada The
uitiguc of the journey, however, made
me worse, and finally 1 got so weak
that I could not walk without help.
I was extremely pale, my eyelids
were swollen, I had continuous bead-
erhes, and was so nervous that tbo
least noise would set my heart beating violently. I almost loathed food,
and my weight was reduced to ninety-five pounds. Neither doctor's
medicine nor anything else that I
bad taken up to that time seemed of
i be slightest benefit. I was confined
to bed for nearly a year and I
thought that nothing but death
could end my sufferings. Happily an
acquaintance of my father's one day
brought mc a box of Dr. Williams'
Pink Pills, and urged me to try
them. 1 did so, and thought they
helped me some, and my father got
m re. After T had used a few boxes
nil my friends could see they were
helping me, and by the time T had
taken nine boxes I was enjoying bet*
trr health than I had ever hud in my
life before, and had gained fifteen
pounds in weight. I tell you this
out of gratitude so that other young
g-b*"s who may be weak and sickly
nmy know the way to regain their
(iiris who are just entering womanhood nre at tho most critical period
of their lives. Upon tbe care they
receive depends their future happi-
IK'PS. Neglect may mean cither an
early grave or a life of misery. If
mothers would insist that their
growing daughters use Pr. Williams'
Pink Pills occasionally, rich blood,
strong nerves, and good health
weald follow. If your dealer does
m keep these pills in stock they
Will £p sent post paid at fit) cents a
ln-\ or six boxes for $2.50 by addressing tho Dr. Williams' Medicine
( a,, P.rockville,  Ont.
\n Chnn&e.
"(.lad to see you, Mr.—Mr.—let me
see," said the affable host, extending
ills hand. "Your name is—I havo such
a wretched memory for names—Smith
ers, Is it not'.'"
Now, this bad happened three or fom
times, and the guest had grown t!**ed
of It.
"Yes, sir," he replied; "still Smith
Mr. T. J. Humes, Columbus, Ohio, writes:
"I have been afflicted for tome tine with
Kidney and Liver Complaints, und Hnd Parmelee's Pills the best, medicine for these di-
eeoae.. Th so pills do not cause p-iin ur
grilling, and Bhouid be use i when a cathartiu
is required. They are Gelatine Coated, and
rolled in the Hour of L corice to preserve
their purity, and give them a pleasant, agreeable taste.        	
"How did Mr, Holdover get the reputation of being such a deep, intellectual person V"
"Well," answered Fanner Corntossel.
"we all listened to his speeches, an we
Judged by bis net ions that be under*
stootl every word he was sayio. We
concluded from that that he must be a
most extraordinary smart man, so we
didn't have no more words about It,
but sent him right along to congress."
- Washington Star.
I USLAPIA,      FACTORY, Montreal
The kaiser sent n decoration to the sultan the other 'h-iy for a birthday present.
I'tu'le Sam sent liiin the same old "Plcnse
"New," said the grand vizier to the
new pool laureate in the court of Ahdm
Homed. "I wish to caution you against
the unhappy use of words of doubtful
sound Yonr predecessor was buwstrung
because  he  dashed  off u  little  gem  cn-
Itlr    "Mc    to    America.'" —Baltimore
if Not. Why Nott
"Did you over notice how bonntlfullj
Parson (Jtiinmldgo arranges his neck
"Yes; but, Of course, a man who cau
tie n knot should be able to knot a tie.
HOTEL BALMORAl,^jSt.rTpB,f.-.ooA^
Pall Time In Blllvllle.
The warm weather has moderated.
All we need uow is wood, groceries uud
peace in the family.
We take cows, cotton and corn on
subscription and general principles.
Willi the first cool wave seven of our
relations came in to spend Christmas
with us.
We believe tl.e world is growing better.   We collected $2.25 yesterday.
Very little politics this week. Only
one oliice ran a man down and collared
"Tbe poor we have always with us."
(There are 13 of 'em in our family.)
We have withdrawn from polities
aud gone to work to make a living.
"Have you tried "SALADA" Ceylon nnd Indian Green Tea?" nsked
the dealer of a consumer  of Japan.
"No, 1 never experiment," said the
"Good ride, proved by its exceptions."
"How so?" said the customer.
"A new Tea, grown on the richest
tea producing soil In lhe world—
Ceylon and India—prepared by modern cleanly machinery methods,
just, as 'SALADA' Black Tea
is,—without the aid of nerve
disturbing adulterants, may prove
a revelation to the taste, and a positive benefit, rather than an injury,
to the system, Now do you grasp
the situation?"
"Yes," said  the customer,   "I do."
"Then,   take a  trial  packet."
Japan Tea forever discarded.
"SALADA" Ceylon und India Green
Tea  adopted.
The above conversation is Buggcs-
tive to you, reader, if you drink .la-
pan tea.
lint    the    Stranarcr    Tliovffllt    There
Waa Plenty,
For oO miles pursued and pursuer
had kept at about the same distance as
they flew over the trackless prairie.
Now and then one bad gained or lost,
but the race bad become one of endurance Instead of speed. At last an hour
before sunset the face of the pursued
began to lose Its hopeful expression as
lie felt bis horse giving way under him.
lie pressed home the cruel spurs, and
tbe beaten animal seemed Infused with
new life, but it was only for a few
"I am doomed!" he exclaimed in despairing accents as his faithful horse
staggered again.
From behind hint came fiendish yells
of rejoicing.
Another mile, and tlie horse of the
pursued sank down In his tracks, aud
Ids rider stood with folded arms and r
defiant look on his face to wait the other's coming.
"So I've got you!" said the pursuer
as he rode up nnd dismounted.
"You have."
"You know me to be tbe sheriff of
Cold Chuck?"
"I do."
"And that I never let a mnn escape
me. This forenoon as you rode through
our town 1 shouted to you."
"Yes. You recognized me ns Dandy
Jim, the road agent, but I hoped to outrun you."
"I did nothiu of the kind. I asked
you for a chaw of tobacco, and you
was so durned mean about It that I've
fullered you SO miles to show you what
sort of a man I am.   Do you chaw?"
"Of course 1 do."
"And will you give me a chaw?"
"With the greatest of pleasure. As
my ho. ie Is dead I do uot see how I
can go back with you."
"No one wants you to."
"But didn't you follow on to arrest
"Not by a blamed sight. 1 follered
ou to make you hand over thnt chaw I
nsked for, nnd you jest let this be a
warnin to you. Next time you ride
through Cold Chuck and 1 yell for a
chaw you want to come right down
with half a plug." AI. Quad.
Yontllfal  Purlat'a  Correction,
"Mamma, mamma," she cried, "Tommy's making faces nt me!"
"Ain't doiug nnytliing of tbe kind,"
retorted the boy.
"Why, Tommy," corrected the indulgent parent, "1 saw you myself."
"No, you didn't," persisted the boy.
"I couldn't make n face If 1 wanted to.
All I did was to screw up tlie ready
made one I've got."
Love  VeratiN  tlonNckcei>In(r.
Enraptured Lovei—And now, darling,
why may we not be married nt or.ee?
Charming hut Practical Maiden—Re-
fore the peach season is over? And have
you putting indelible stains on all m.v
line new white table napkins with your
long mustache? I guess not. We'll "■o'n
till   November,   Arthur,
Minard's Linimeirt Cnres Bums, Etc
The nnmlle Kicked,
A comical story Is told of nn English
nobleman who is shortsighted. In a
railroad train, while he wns sitting
next to a very stout old woman, frleud
on the next sent accosted lilm. "Wait
a minute," said Ills lordship. "I'll put
this bundle of rags In tho rack nnd you
enn sit here." And to the astonishment
nd horror of the gigantic female ho
cnught her round thc waist before ha
realized his mistake.
MINARD'S LINIMENT Relieves Nenraliia.
Worila of Wlfftlom.
Aunt Mnlindy laid down the rolling
pin, set her hands on her hips nnd delivered herself of lids profound bit of
"Great trouble In ills world Is dey is
loo ninny people who don't know
■Hough to lie fust cooks nn knows too
much    to    be    second.
Deafness Cannot Be Cured
by loful applications, as Un*? cannot reach the
diseased portion of tht; <:-at\ There Is only one
way to cure d» afnefiJ, and th;it i_ hy eunntitu-
tional remedies Deafness is canned l<y an in-
flumed condition of the mucous lining of the
Eustachian tube. When this tube pels inflamed you have a ruiuMlr_r sound or ImpBrfect
liciiriug, and when It is entirely closet) drafneus
Is the result, and unless the inflammation can
betaken out and this tube restored to its normal condiiion, bearing will be destroyed forever; nine cases i>nt "f ten are caused by ea-
tarrh, which is nothing but an inflamed condition of ihe mnn us surface..
We will give One Hundred Dollns for any
case of Deafness (caused by catarrh) tbat can
not be cured by Hall's Catarrh Cure. Bend for
circulars, free.
P. J. CHENEY & CO., Toledo, O.
Sold by Druggists. 76c.
Halls Family i'ills are the best.
Working; In Her Own Time.
"It took my servant two hours today
lo clear up the lunch dishes," snid the
lady who was dining out. "Your girl's
a jewel. She has the dinner dishes all
washed, aud It's scarcely 15 minutes
since we finished."
"Yes," said Mrs. Hauskeep; "she's
^rot   this   evening  off."
Mother Graves' Worm Exterminator has
the largest sale <.f any similar preparation
soid in Canada, It always gives satisfaction
by restoring health to the little folks.
A Frenchman has Invented a tobacco
nipc which has a whistle in the stem, ip
order to enable the smoker to summon a
• ah without taking the pipe from his
mouth. The inventor thinks that when
his device shall he put upon tbe market
people will wonder how they ever got
■ilong without it.
It _ is only necessary to read the testimonials to be convinced that Holloway's
Corn Cure is unequalled for the removal of
corns, warts, etc. It is a complete extinguisher.
What She Snt A*.
[Iusband— Didn't you tell that cook I
wanted my u eakfart right on the minute'1
Wife-1 did.
"And wl.nl ..hi she sny?"
"She Mild thru wo nil hnve our disap*
MINARD'S LINIMENT for Sale Erimta.
There is absolutely no
risk in purchasing your
watches, fine jewelry and
silverware from us. We
guarantee safe delivery; we
prepay charges and cheerfully refund money in full
if desired.
Our new and handsomely
illustrated catalogue will
assist you very materially
and may be had upon application.
Established 1854.
Yonge and Adelaide Sis.,
To Loiin on Improved farma at current r.:te*.   Write to
NAKES, llOlll nsON _  HLAfK,
J     £*.__._\_Wj,   itvm^DUA    .v    in    vi  n, •.
Brass Band
Instruments, Drums, Uniforms, Etc.
Lowest prices ever quoted. Flue catalogue
60j Illustrations mailed tree. Write us for anything in Music or Musl<-nl Instruments.
Whaley Royce & Co., Tor$__i%_t
*_>nafiictnred hj THOS. LEE, Winnipeg.
Catholic Prayer %£&%_%£:
ultii-n. Religious lMcturoa. SlAtuarv, andChuroh
Ornaments, Educational Works. Hadlordtm^
cetve prompt attention. J)t ft J, SadllBI & CO.JOnlTBIl
(Trade Mark Registered November 84,1800 )
Dr. Hanchi> agrees tn lake instrumenln liack
at half price if parties Itting them are nut lirn-
efflted after using for five wci ks.
F. Free, Winiiim g, h'ivs: 1 have used "Oxyd-
oiior' for two weeks tor Bronchitis anil Catarrh of the Hi ad, and 1 feel   ike a new man.
Mrs. P. L. Cook, Winnipeg, says: Ihad^uf-
fered untold ag .lies Iron. Br.glit's Disense.and
it relieved me of Pain, and i i s s weeks 1 waa
Mr. W. Q EUworthv, Winnipeg, Bays: I have
suflV ed for (»* years with articu.ar iheumatism;
wa> in hospital for 5 weeks* and UBed almost
every remedy. Including mesmerism galvanism, electric l(elt, etc 1 hare used Oxydonor
10 davs and leoeivcd more benefit than from
■ nything else.
Mrs. Gtagner, Winnipeg, snys: I have used it
beneficially with my family whenever sick,
and it has cured me of severe indigestion and la
Sub-dealers wanted in every district. Address
Wm T.Olbbins,Grain lOxehange, Winnipeg.
Send for Booklets of grateful reports.
Married women rtioiil_ all
know of Golden Seal, "Tha
Wife's Friend," a certain
euro for Tjcurorrhca and
all irregularities. Uni
been used Uy thousands
of women. A trained
nurse will answer all enquiries $1.00 per box,
sufficient lor on. aionthi
treatment. Adilreai Ucldea
Soul Ued(pnl Oo,, Toronto,
Ont. ami Winnipeg. _Uo.
For •.„!»> iiy <il i Dragging,
W. N. U.   296 THE mOSPECTGR, LILLOOET, B. C, FlilDAY, FEBRUARY l, 1001,
A left esses of scarlet lever are reporl-
.,1 at Vshcrolt, but not ol s very serious
Mike Gaynor, Mike Malloytnd George
Sutton left for tbe Bridge river mines
t.iis week. _^	
Tbe Bible Rending will be held en
Wednesday evening at the rcsidonceol
Mrs, C. Shepherd,
Mr'. Ferguson, daughter of John Miller, returned to Vancouver this week
after visiting relatives in town.
On Sunday evening a memorial service
in honor of our lieloved Queen will he
beld iu the Methodist church.
Tbe weather the past week has been
all that could be desired, with the exception ol the mud on tho Btreets.
A rich lady cured of Iter Penfne-B and Noiie*
in tne Hend by Jr Nicholson's Artificial Ear
Drums, gaye ? 10,000 to blfl Institute, so tbat the
deuf people unable to procure the Ear Drum
may hnve them free. Andrew No. 14523 The
Nicholson Institute, 780, Eighih Avenue, New
York, t .S.A,
Real estate deals were numerous this
- eek. The deal of the lots adjoining the
V! x.'claim- house has not been completed.
Wm. Young and E. J. Taylor left this
week tor the Bridge River section and
will «peml several weeks on a hunting
W. Haylmore ana E. O. Delong have
pone to the South Fork, where they will
mine on some placer ground secured by
Mr. Haylmore.
F. M. Bard returned Mondav from
Nelson, where he had been visiting his
family. He goes to McGillivray creek
shortly where he will be employed.
Phil. MrCallnm this week received
nnwx from hi! sister at Ottawa, of the
death of bis only brother, who died at
Calgary a. short time ago of pneumonia.
Miss Francis Rives returned to All
Hallnw.'j school at Yale Wednesday
morning, after a several weeks visit with
ber father, Ool. G. T. Rives, superintendent of the Toronto-Lillooet Gold Reefs.
A public meeting will be held in Santini's hall this evening, when a laige
sod representative meeting is requested
to discuss the needa'and requirements of
the district. The chair will be taken at
8 o'clock sharp.
Dr. Sanson was called to tbe Fountain
Wednesday to attend "Fountain Charley" who we.s injured about the chest by
logs rolling oo him. The doctor attended to his injuries and Charley will be
around again in a few days.
Mr. Leslie Hill, managing director of
the Mines Exploration Ltd., this week
purchased all the hydranlicipipe on Cad
wallader creek, owned by a Victoria
com pany. Mr. Hill reiurned from the
Lorne mine this week and proceeded to
the coast. 	
Nicola Valley is to have its boom. Mr.
O. F. Law has just bonded 4,900 acreB of
coal lands for $100,000 on behalf of the
Gooderham-Blackstock syndicate, and
undoubtedly one of these days tbe peaceful valley will be bustling with coal and
iron minet.-—'Kamloops Standard.
Foreman Means has the pump for the
wind mill on Dr. Sanson's suburban lots
{n temporary position and ia pumping
water out of the shaft and sinking deeper. Th* tower and tank will be up in a
few days. There is sufficient water in
the well to supply all purposes and from
the results obtained from this there will
no doubt he ethers to follow in sinking
wellB on their property.
W. E. Brett manager of the Anderson
Lake Mining company, left Wednesday
with a few men to commence work on
the company's property. It is the in
tention to devote the next few weeks to
development work/and get out ore to be
ready for the mill when It starts up,
which will be In about two months time.
Tbe work on the property will be principally on No. 1 and 2 tunnels, James
O. Shields of Ashcroft, has been elected
director to fill the vacancy on the board
We are ordering a fine lot of
Fishing Tackle
, for the coming se»son,
•?$? TRADEMARK. <^<*
|   Flower. |
_•>    R a W. CUMMING, Mto, _f>
'..} PAVILION, 14. C. <J>
Tenders wanted for packing machinery ami
supplies from Seaton Lake to the Lorne mines
in the Lillooet district.    For particulars apply
Xi_ffiSIjI_e-   HILL,
Managing Director, Minos Kxploration.Ld.,
P. O. Drawer 749,    ANcocyER, B.,
Lowest or any tender not necessarily accepted
A full stock of all   Indi of
is now for sale by
Store aod Repair Shop in Uren Block,
Call and examine stock.      No trouble to
show goods.
Lillooet, B. C.
Manufacturer of all kind of
None hut the best matorial used. Miners or
prospectors sending In orders will receive
prompt attention and satisfaction guaranteed
Lillooet. B. C.
Miners Supplies
Farm Implements
Harness & Saddlery
Furniture, etc.,
All orders promptly atUnrferf to.
The Vancouver Westminster Northern and
Yukon Railway company will apply to the
Parliament of Canada at Its next session for an
act declaring the works which tbe company Is
by its act of Incorporation authorized to construct to be works for the general advantage
ol Canada, extending the period within which
the company may complete the game and authorizing an extension from its northern ter-
minus iu a northerly direction to Dawson city
in the Yukon territory, thence onward along
tho Yukon river to the boundary of Alaska, and
giving power to the company to constructor
•quire und to operate such branch lines and
.jctensioni as the Uo pernor in Council may
from time to lime authorize, and to own nnd
ope ate telegraph and telephone lines, bridges,
warehouses, steam and other vessels, ferries,
timber-lands, wharves, roads, water rights,
water powers, and to deal in tho generate
electricity and electric power and to make
such agreements for conveying or leasing the
company's railway and its rights and powers as
is usually given to railway companies in their
act of Incorporation and for other purposes.
Dated at New Westminster,
Provluce of British Columbia
December 12th 1900.
G. O. M. DOCTUUti,
NOTICE IS HEREBY (JIVEN that application
..111 be made to thc Legislative Assembly oi
thc Province of British Columbia al its next
session for an Act to Incorporate a company
with power to construct and operate a railway
from tbe city of Victoria thence north-westeily
to a point at or near Seymour Narrows, Van
couver Island, thence by bridge or otherwise
to the Mainland of British Columbia thence
north easterly alternatively by way of Tete
Jeune Cache or Yellow Head Pass or vkinity
of Fort George or Pine River or I'eaee Kiver
Passai to a point at or near thc eastern confines
of the Pr6vinco and from any point on such
line to the northern boundaries cf the Province
or to any coastal point thereof or to nny milling regions or settlements in Cariboo, Lillooet,
Westminster, or Cassiar Districts and branch
lines of any length therefrom and with power
to construct, acquire and operate telegraph
mid telephone lines(authori?. d to charge tolls,
thereon for tne transmission of messages for
thc public) ships, vessels, wharret, works.
waterpowars to supply electric power light slid
heat and to expropriate waters tt ml land, fulfill such purposes and for such other rights,
powers and privileges as are usual, incidental,
necessary or conducive to the attainment of
the above objects.
on bflbalf of applicants.
Dated December 3rd, 1900.
J,lllooct. B. C
Vancouver, B. 0.
Headquarters  for  mining   men.      European
Tourist Cars
To ST. PAUL daily.
TORONTO Mondays and Saturdays.
Established ISS'1. Incorporated 1891)
MciENNAN, McFEELEY k Co., Ltd.
Importers and Jobbers of HARDWARE,
Iron, Steel, Gluss, Paints. Oils Mefals, Stoves, Tinware, Gens, etc.
We make a specialty of supplies for
Mills, Mines, Blacksmiths, Uailroads. Contractors, Lumbermen, eto.
Agents for;—     Giant Powder Co.
Fairbanks Scales
Bennett's Englibh Fuse
Registered Trademark "SUNSET."
Majestic Steel Ranges
Canton Mining Steel
Spooner's Oopperine
Our guaranteed security plan is a popular and profitable policy to tbe assured.
It will pay you to see our rates and different plans before taking out a policy.
WM. HOLDEN, Inspector, Vancouver. THOS. McADAM, Provincial Manager.
Trains past Lytton as follows;
East Hound, 2.05 W«it Bound S.2S
For rate., pamphlets, Ac. i
Dissolution Notice.
Notice is hereby given that the partnership
heretofore existing In .ween Daniel Hurley and
\V. J. Abercrombie, under the firm inline of
Hurley & Co., butcherB, has this day been din
solved by rout-ial consent, AU ar mints l„ be
paid to w. J. Abercrombie who will settle the
indebtedness against the firm.
Ll'looet, B. C„ December 31st, 1900.
VICTORIA, by the Grace of God, of the United
Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland,
Queen Defender of the Faith, Ac., _e., _e.
To Onr faithful the Members elected to serve in
thc Legislative Assembly of Our Province
of British Columbia at Our City of Victoria
PoTver of Stompa.
The crushing power of a stamp de
panda partly on its weight, and, further,
on its momentum. There is a narrow
limit lor the height of drop of heavy
stamps. A lighter stamp with higher
drop will a.'quire a momentum that will
entail equal|cruahing capacity. There iB
greater flexibility in the adjustment of a
battery that has a range of 4 inches drop
than in one where there is a range of
only \% to 2 inches. While there are
many individual cases where great
weight is desirable, the working conditions of a batteryjwlth stamps of over
1,000 pound* are limited, and the mill
man ia _r_*wpondingly restricted. As
in everything else conneeted with the
treatment o( gold ores, esoh c»se needs
special experiment and adaptation. As
a general rule, however, if any mistake
Ire made 'tis better to have the stamp
t o I gh! Hi#n »°0 h«|-*.--E*.
The Prospector is the
best advertising medium in this section.
Have your ad. in at
Mainland Cigar
British Lion
w   Mainland
And lie sure that each i gar la branded, other,
wise they are not genuine.
They are not only made of the   hoiceat Tobacco but  are  _  home   manufacture,   and
should t»a patronised by all good citizens.
«9 Wateritreef, ANCOPVFR.B.C
A. G. A. P.,
Vancouver, B. C.
Lytton, B.C.
^*-= Sah*
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.
Inland Cigar Manulacturing Go.
Our Bpeclnltlo-i:
_c____:iiOO_=,s, b o.
Royal Hotel,
Sucker Creek, B.C.
H. A. Maclean, } \X/HE.1BA8   We
Deputy Attorney-General, i TT arpdejj.row
and resolved, as BOOO an may be, to meet Our
People of Our Province o. British Columbia,
ami to have tlieir art vice in Our Legislature;
NOW KNOW YK, that tor divert, must* and
considerations, and taking into consldeiatlap
tlio ease and convenience of our Loving subjects, We have thought tit, by Hid with flio iub
vice of Our Executive Council do n ratiyioh*
voke, and hy  these  presents e ijuJn  you, aiig
each of you, that nn Thursday, the twen y-ilrst
day of February, one thousand  nine hundred
and one, you meet Us in Our said LrBglalflturfl
or Parliament o| Our said Provlnco.al .Our CH*
of   Victoria.   FOR TIIE DESPATCH OP iU'SI-
NEKH, to treat, do,act, and eoncludL* upon ihnsc
things which  in Our Legislature of the  Province of British  Columbia,  by  tlie  Common
Council of oumaid Province may, by the favour
of God. be ordained.
In testimony wlmrcof, We have 08tl 10(1 thol_
Our Letter to be made Patent anil ihe tin>at
Seal oi the said Province to br hereunto al
fixed:     Wiinu.a,  Lhe Honorable Sir Henjp
GUBtave Joly de Lolbinterre,  K. v'. M.fi.,
Lieutenant-Governor of Our said  Province
of    ritlsh Columbia, in Our' Hy of Victor in,
In Our sa(d J'niyiiictf, this seventeenth day
of  January, In thu year of Our Lord one
thousand nine hundred and one. aud in thv
lixty-fourth year of Our kjalgn.
By Command.
Provincial itecretary.
Notice Is hereby given that thc head office of
the Anderson Lake Mining <& Milling Company
haa beea transferred from Ashcroft to Lillooet.
Lillooet, B. 0„ January 22nd,
Read The Prospector.
$2.00 a year.
Central point for Bridge
Kiver Miners and Prospectors. Good accommodation.     -     -     -   -
Stable in connection.
Excelsior House
Dining Boom.
-   -   -   Proprietor,
NO. 4 K.-W.-0. BLOCK, NELSON, B. 0.
Gold, Silver-Load nnd Copper Mines wanted nt tl.e EXCHANGE.
FREE MILLING GOLD   properties  wanted at once lor Eastern Investors.
Parties havine miinm,' property [nr Fale aro requested to send sample
of their ore to the LXCHANQE for exhibition.
We desire to hear from prospectors who have promising mineral claims
in British Columbia.
Prospectors and mininp men are requested to make the EXCHANGE
their headquarters when in Nelson.
All samples Bhou d he Kent hv express PREPAID.
Correspondence solicited.   Address all communications to
Telephone No. 104.    P. 0. Box 700. NELSOIS, B. C.
J. M, Mackinnon
Mininq Properties
Properties Bondea
Don't Forget the Ashcroft Tailor
I iinve Just received direct from Scetland Hie best selection ot Twao.is, Worsted., forms
Pantings lu ihe Interior.   Satisfaction guarauteod.
THOMAS McCOSlI. Merchant Tailor, Ashcroft, D. C.
Corner of Hastings and Granville Streets.        V \NCOUVER   B   _!
General Hardware,
Faints, Oils  and Varnishes,
Stoves, Enameled Iron
and Tinware.
Miners Steel, Picks. Bhovela, etc., Wire Cable
and Rusnel Wire Fencing.
_£_. TTXf&OttXD,
VAKCOUVEU.   -   -   -   -   B. C.
Dealer in Watches, Diamonds, Jewelry »nd Optical noods. Our repair department is unexcelled for line work.
Lcuveyour order a with the postmaster
who will have itutteuded lo as well as if
you came personally.
First C>ass Meals Served.
Open day and night. Short
Orders a Specialty.
Notice is hereby given that the partnerahlp
heretofore existing between John Collum and
David Coughlan, as hotel keepers at Sucker
creek, has l«en dissolved, John Collum will pay
all debts against said 'firm, to whom all accounts are to he paid.
Sucker fro k, DC.
jJDcc. 30th '500,
Iohn Collum
•ju Coughlan.
Cariboo and Lillooet
Stage Travel
Clinton and  way  points,  -Monday,
Wednesday and Friday.
All points in Cariboo, Monday's,
Lillooet direct, Monday and Friday,
Forki of Quesnelle, and way points,
A special conch, carrying passenitere
and expresa, will  leuve Ashcroft lor ti.e
160-Mile House on Friday's, returning
Throng-hand Rt urn Tickets at P»duced Hates
Special Oouveyances FurnlBbed.
ter to deliver anO collect in British Columbia
for old o-tabhaheil manufacturing Wholesale
house, 1900 a year, sure ptiy, IIoucHty niore
than experience required. Our reference, any
hank In any eiiy. Enclose BoH-addresaou
stamped envelope. Manufacturers, Third
nooi, 83s Dearborn Bi., tklesgo.
Time Table No. M.-Taking  Effect   Not   lSln
Victoria to Vancouver—Dally at 1 p. m. Vaa.
eonverto Victoria -Dully at ,.15p.m., or an ar-
nvul uf ihe C.P.R, No 1 train.
Leave Victoria for New Westminster, Ladner,
Lulu Island, Plumper's Pass—Tuesday an*
Friday ai 7 a.m. Leave New Westminster fer
Victoria and Way Ports — Wednesday and
Saturday ut 7 p.m
Bteamshlpsof this company will leave far
Fort  Simpson ami Intermediate p-ints, via
Victoria, Is*, and 10th each month ai 11 p.m.
Steamships of this comnany will leave every
Wednesday for VVrangel and Skagway at s p.m.
."learner leaver    'itoriu   for  Alberni   and
Sound   ports,  on   the lOtli   and '20lh of  ears
nu,nth,   extending latter   trips  to   Uuatslnt
and ('ape Scott.
The company reserves tbe right of ehanuiai
this lime tublc ulany time without untilleatifta
General Fretiriil Aceal
General Passenger Agent,
I Genera!
II vou want
'*> To insure your life,
-''•> To insure . our i>roperty,
%% To insure u^tunst accident.
->', Cull on
m     ' Ric. A. Frassr1
X Lillooet, 11.0. ^


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