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The Prospector Aug 31, 1901

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 Vol. 4,   No..7 \
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$2.08 a year.
Miners Sup
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X.TXiX.C'OT.a"', *B_0,
Branch Store at Bridge Kiver where a
full stoek of General Merchandise and Min
en Outfits are on hand.
J. Dunlop, General Merchant, Lillooet, B.C
BY 1KB eaoSPBCTOH j-ciusitiMi company.
• lull  Block of all kinds of
irrUf ft lull stock of all kinds of Groceries, Dry   Goods,   B-iota  and   Shooe,
H .rdwure, etc.
Now thm the salmon run Is cauiinj a tern*
pntary till) in lhe trn!httsia-ni oftfoat fisher-
men, one lias nn opportunity tn cogitate a
iitileon the remarlcable eccenUlfiities of the
disciples of hank Walton.
To borrow the poet's expression, 'the air
has heen full' of fish stories, li i* ^ most
delightful experience to meet one disconsolate angler after another, and 10 listen to the
different tales of woe, all of which liave but
one common characteristic, their lack of veracity. Why is ft that Mhs one I lost' is always a monster when compared with the
few in^gmfinant shrimps at the bottom of
the basket. 'The beanty that I had on In
the Blue Ponl' is pictured to the listener
with renlistic vivid nes, but* as with a mirage, the stern actuality is doomed never to
appear, Tl may be that the rarefaUion, produced by the action of Hgbt on tiie water,
causes tiie lost flsh to assume undue proportions, in the eyes uf th*-' angler; or
charitable supposition,  the disappointed on
This week we have had Ihe pleasure
of visiting the Fountain Placer Mine,
operated hy Mr. Southard, uf Bradford,
We left town nbout P a.m . anil enjoyed IliB horseback ride of nine miles to
thia property. Arrivingat ihe Fountain
on the side of the river opposite the
mine, we, nfter oaring for our horse,
descended the precipitous ni.li; of Hie
can von for four hundred feet, until we
■ftine to the suspension bridge which
Mr. Southard lian built at this point,
I'or the purpose of travel to the mine
nnd to carry over the water which he
has secured on this side of tbo river.
Tno bridge bus a span of Sjffi! feet, H
stretches 100 feet above low water mark
and is a good illustration of Mr. South-
aid's engineering skill.
In conversation we learned that four
vears a,ro Mr. Southard arrived iu this
province with the intention ol engaging
Brief Despatches.
The International Yacht Contest resulted in victory for the Canadian boat.
Now we ace to witness a yacht contest
which will provoke world-wide interest.
Sir Thomas Lipton with his yacht
ibe Shamrock 11. lias come again to endeavor to carry off the America's cup.
His chance! are we thiol;, better than
ever, yel lhe racora will be eo closely
matched that it ia believed trifling incidents  will decide the race.
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Lillooet, B. C
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W, F. Alien, Pi
fbli Hotel is capable of accomodating 80 Ornate
Commercial Traveller!?. Everything First-Cl -ise.
Sample ltooms for
Hotel Victoria.
23. a-
j in dredging the Peace river, but having
his attention called to the placorclaims
of: this district he made arrangements
mav reel safe in distending his  imagination j (or  pr08pect;ng.    Eventually   ho came
on account of the absence of evidence to the   upon the Fountain claims, and the prop-
contrary, erty offering good inducements he made
Bin there is a great dtal to be said in de-   PlanB  fnr   work- Thrm >*earB  *%° J!'-
,   , , ,, ,   ,   ' 3onthard built the bridge alreadv refer
ence  of the ever.present   loljower  ol tne!     , , .  .,   ,       „__, .
red to Mini laid about2500 leet of I" pipe
'gentle art' who is always claiming; to have MroM the bridge to the face of the nilna.
lost his biggest lish. The exhilaration of Rut it waB sosn evident that this force
spirit caused by gelling n 'big one or., in of wnter win insufficient to move the
scarcely equalled in Ilia catalogue of human 1 ,,n8e boulders which   were encountered
,,    , ,.       ,,        ,, i . • i   as the work progressed.   Mr. Southard
blessings;  all (roubles,   all  cores and trials I
arc forgotten  in the supreme excitement of
The first shipment of this season of
12 bend of cattle for the Klondike was
made from Vancouver last week. From
now uniil tbe close of navigation every
steamer going north wili carry stock
(or the v.intor needs of tbe Yukon
-.ounlry. It is to be regretted that so
far British Columbia lias not been able
to meet the demands of this Northern
trade, aud that American sheep, supply
>oth coast and northern trr.de. Where
are our Inland stock raiserB?
Hoary hush fires still continue to
burn throughout this district. While
the cause of some of these tires is spoilt-
•ineoiis combustion ciui'ied hv Ihe heat,
thii hotel being new and thoroughly finished throughout la the only first j
, _0ud in Lillooet.   Persons calling at I.iiiooet will receive every attention bj
■.-»»iiu< »(the Hotel Victoria. Good stabling ta connection with the hotel. Head-
«*ertar* J*r the Ullooet-LyUon Btage.
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CHAHRES   M6DKKATB,     »•»•••
Sttge leaves Lytton every Tuesday and Saturday morn-
Wi( for Lillooet, returning next day.    Special trips made.
II you contemplate a trip Into Lillooet district, write us for iuformation.
CAMERON & HURLEY     -:-    Lytton and Lsiloost, B I.
Bridge River Travel
:he moment, To see that tisli Uic_ his last
kick in the depths of his basket Is the pa-
ti.'iit toiler's sole ambition, But, when hy
reason of some unforeseen mi-hap. the
beauty g*-'t* off, possibly taking wilh him a
'.'.oodly poriion of tackle on Ids joyous navels,
what untold agonies are e.\ pcriencett! It
is worse, if that is possible, than a stick
of type pyeing on a greenhorn; th- fishei
wishes lie may die, rather than endure such j
torture on any future occasion. Al! th'
being considered, who can blame the h.
broken unfortunate if he doss suy thai thi
'beauty' weighed nve pounds, although he I
is perfecty well aware that any s"alec which
marked him at two pounds would not hear
government inspection. Lei us be lenient,
and remember that, after all, mnn is frail.
Shakespeare says, "Frailty, thy name i.s
woman." One would be inclined to say
that frailty's name nticdit bo something else
when we recollect the multitudes cf fish-
stories 'that hang on our memory's wall.'
But what a reward, what a priceless
guerdon is in store for that immaculate being who, like linen Ilolden, 'never kotched
a li-h bigger'n it was.' 'What joys await
him there"; for thi? man who can lose a two
pounder without saying that it was a three
pounder, is   a jewel without price,
resolved to rem"'.':' these by bringing on
•i greater quantity of water,    With thi?
in view ba ordered about 2000 feet of I «'* ll»v9 reason to think that a few of
11" pipe with cable to carry the extra i hom L"'vo tb9l<*o**iBi0 '» » current In-
weight, and hoped to have it. laid j,, 'Kan superetition that the the murky
time to catch the full force of ih„ high *""n**l'herecaused by bush fires acts
waier this Spring and early Summer.! "l0Bl f',viirably on the salmon run. If
Some hitch occurred however, and the' ,hl" ".lief is widespread then the anth-
wipo waa delay,.! until ib- best. p:ivt of < "'i,ieB * ill have .lu'Jeiilty in stopping
theseaoin hnd parsed. Yel the addit. j lAe-rookleae dustruetiou of forest laada.
ional water teenred in of great service' Mucl' ,,olP <*'«'• he afforded by local ran-
and a few weeks of good  work may  be :' '"-'"'•
expected.  .	
In working the mine the monitor is
I 'need on the smaller pipe, and the stir- j
i  us water  fails overhead   througli the    The Ashcroft Exhibition directors will
arger pipe into the mine.
The ground operated upon just, now
Is quite rocky, but there in same finer
gravel in night which will Fom be renched. A pan of the latter which wad washed in our pre-ence gave I'r-iiii $0 to 100
colors. Mr. Suathardcontemplates still !
further improvements next Spring, and
we trust that now having surmounted
no many difficulties in one of tbe hardest ,
propositions In the Province Mr, South-!
ard's engineering genius will be rewarded with further rich tiud".
We  have   thus   briefly outlined Ibe!
operations at  thi« mine.   A  detailed
account will be given in n later issue.
be able to present special attractions to
esliiliitors tbia year 'or their special
prize list is already larger than ever.
Among those who have donated priiei
we notice the names ol the lollowing:
Stoamer leaves the Mill wharf every morning (except
fcraday) at 9 a. m., for laka points.
Raturning leaves the Mission at 2 p.m.
For information concerning rates, special trips Ac,
irrtta the oompamy or call at the Mill wharf.
Seaton Lake Steamboat Company.
J". GX-A-3-XiZlZ,
LILLOOET, ii. (*•
All »iii «nu»ate_
J. II. Anthony.
General Merchant, LYTTON.
Storage asid
:«4r oere* cf lur D<iafnf« nn
MfbyPr NlcaPlfinn's Artii
_ _,va|rtcfl00 lo hlfc Institute, K
_S|«iMi i" procure th« Ivir Tirnnii
W«ttrt» Im. Attdrttm Nn. M.12J Tlie
<wr% iJSaWWr 1N>> With ATcnae.Xw
Forwarding Agent
Lillooet and Bridge River.
i B_k l«4r eo»4 cf lur Dcafnco ami Holtei
■••CtafBr   Nlcaolniin'i Artifli-iiil har
Have (toode consigned to uiy care;
railway charges are settled, ttoode stored
and forwarded with despatch.
Ullooet, B. C,
Half-Way House,<
Hearlquarterti foi all Stajes.
Be losriy
. Uriit.li
Lillooet, B. C.
Hanutftotnrerol *.\ Utnd of
Nunc bul tho lieet mal*rlH] -u+.ii
prou-pet tors  lauding tn   orrteri
Lieut. Gov. Sir Henry Joly
Hon. C, F, Cornwall
D. Murphy, M.r\r*.
HudBon Bay Co.
Stuart Hendereon
Mrs. Pennie, lYiinienton
G.D.Brymner, New WeattninBter, $5
F,G.Deane, KnuiloopB, $5
W.A. Giilliber, M. P. J5
Mc l.ennan McFeely _Co.of Vancou-
'. enr offer a Bit garden toola; E G,   Prior
A Oo. of Kamloops, plow, value $:2.CO.
j Mr. J, Henry of Vancouver, Jo.1)0 worth
; cf fruit   tree?;   0.   A.    Semlin,     Cache
Oreek j £20.10. and  many others.
Iril.ANIir.lt   WRECK.
Mr. \V. J.  Amess,  superintendent of the
nld Horse Beef Hat Dredgei Co., returned
to Lillooet  last  Saturday   to complete   ar-
i-anji-iiiciiii   for Ihe new   dredge.    Mr.   A-1
mess hopes that work cm be begun ia abaci ,
ii month's 'iiiie.   Some delay bas he n caused
by ihe time  occupied in incorporating the  lowl>'inK Iceberg,
new company, but things will nowbe pushed
forward as  rapidly as possible.    Tlie plant,
iviii. li i- an up'tO'date <me in every way, has
b.eii ordered,  but some difficulty is anticipated in having  the orders filled owing to
the steel nnd  machinists' strike.   The new
company has s capital of $250,000, and  is
determined to spurt-  no expense in making
Recent advices respecting the Islander all agree that no blame can be attaeli
i'd to the officers of that ill-fated vessel.
The vessel followed the same channel as
formerly, but a foi liiinu close to the
surface of the water and concealed  the
The consus lists for the f'aneinr district
were on the wrecked 6leauier Islander,
Census Commissioner Bleu lias given
instructions to have the census taken
ever a^ain.
Millers or
ill roo.lTa
prompt attention nnut latlsfaotu'enUrttaranteod this dredge a success. The plant is guaranteed to handle 4.000 enhio yards of gravel a
day, at :i cost of 1^ cents a yard. The
dredge will he hiiili on this side nf the river
apd will lie lit, .lied in time to commence
active operations early in the spring. The
Old iliedje will he refilled nad also get to
work. The total cost will be abaui$iio,-
Mr. Amess, white at LyltOM, uiade a
running ttst of the dredge theie' eleaning
up $150 in four hours.
A lull stock of all   iuas ol
1. now for sale by
Store and Repair Shop in Uren Block.
Call and examine  stock.      No trouble to
show goods
The derailment of the Imperial Limited express, near Hope, was not followed by fatal results. Veto Kigbter, the
engineer, was the onlv one seriously in-
i'ln-d, it being found necessary to amputate his left foot. We understand
ihal Dr. Sanson hoarded lhe same train
at Ahh?rt>[t and was able 10 render aid
im several.
Subscription lints are being olroulat-
in tbo coast cities in aid of the wives
aud children ol tbe victims of the Islander disaster who died in poor circnm
stances. The Mayor ol Victoria ia te
issue   a general  appeal shortly.
Apparently there is a movement on
i*ot on tbe part of Great Britain, Japan
and the United States to force Snsaia
to evacuate Niu Chwang. Co says a
despatch from Chefoo, to the London
Morning Post.
Lord Kitchener reports that an entire
Boer convoy of SB wagons loaded with
ammunition and supplies bus been cap»
Hired by Col. Williams in the yiciuity
of Klei Issdorp. HOW THE MOLE UIGS.
The Amailng Rapidity With Which
He Can Work His Wny Into the
Gronnd—I'ecnlinr Anntomy of This
Cnrlomi Creoture.
Of all the animals which assist in making life miserable for the gardener perhaps the mole is the most provoking.
Just as a certain bed of choice seeds has
worked into perfect condition, the mole,
which may not have been near the garden
Ior a month, comes back as though by
special appointment ami plows that bed
from end to end. Hack and forth ho
works through the loose soil, close to the
surface, heaving up a little ridge of earth
Wherever he goes. lie rapidly destroys
thc bed, though that is not at all his object in coming. He is really out on a
hunting expedition. He is hunting for
earthworms, slugs, grubs nml insects
which live in the ground nml on which
he depends for food, When he has finished his meal, he leaves thc boil and
pushes through the turf of the lawn until
he reaches the garden wall perhaps, This
proves a little too hard for him to plow
througli, so he conies out into the open,
runs ut quite a fair speed across the walk
and then burrows Into the turf again on
tin' opposite side.
Ile probably dues this nt night, and the
next day tin' seeds which he turned _>
during his hunt through Ihe bed will die.
If the sun is hot, they will be baked in
the loosened earth, or if it rains tbey will
probably be washed away. "When the
gardener discovers the damage, he will
stride about the lawn, stamping in the
loose turf with his heel, and we can hardly blame him if under his breath he says
some very unpleasant things about the
mole. 'Then he will probably set a mole
trap in the hope that his little enemy
wili come that way again. And there he
may have another disappointment, for the
mole is quite apt to stay away until a
nice line of young peas or carrots has begun to show above the ground. Then
some night, after a shower of rain has
softened the soil, he will suddenly return, uproot the line from ono end to the
other and disappear ns before.
A curious litlle creature is the mole.
From the tip of bis nose to the root of
his tail he measures something less than
6ix inches, and his total length is increased by a rather short, straight tail,
sparsely covered wilh short hairs. His
body is covered with a beautiful, soft,
lustrous fur, which may look nny one of a
number of colors according to the light
in which you see it. In one light it will
appear dark brown, and in others black,
dark silver gray or purple possibly, and
perhaps the most astonishing thing about
it is the fact that an animal living in the
soil should be able to keep his coat so
beautifully clean nnd bright. In front
tbe body terminates in a naked, cartilaginous snout, on tbe upper surface of
which, close together, are two oblong nostrils. The snout is very flexible—so much
so, in fact, that the animal sometimes
twists it round and puts it into his mouth,
from which he afterward withdraws it
with a pop resembling the 6ound which
might be made in drawing a miniature
Cork. I don't know why he does this
unless it be to wipe the soil off his nose.
When his mouth is opened. It will be
seen that it is full of little teeth of several sizes nnd shapes and that it somewhat resembles the mouth of a diminutive pig.
At the first glance one would sny that
he had neither eyes nor ears, but buried
deep in the fur aro two little shining
black dots, which are doubtless big
enough for anything he ever requires to
see, and nbout three-quarters of an inch
behind them nre two very small, round
holes which lead to his ears. His forearms are hidden by the skin, his curious,
semihuman hands alone being visible.
The fingers are united, forming broad,
leathery palms, which in life are flesh
colored. They are armed with large,
slightly curved nnils und are excellent
tools for digging with. The hind feet are
small and slender, naked on the under
surface and clothed with fine, short hair
ou the upper surface.
When the mole wishes to enter the
ground, he brings the backs of bis flat
hands together in front of his nose and,
digging thorn iuto the earth, makes a
stroke just ns a man does when he is
swimming. lie repeats the stroke again
and again until he is soon out of sight below the surface. As he goes through the
earth he twists his head from one Bide to
the other and up nnd down, searching for
earthworms and other dainties, of which
he eats great numbers in the course of the
24 hours. When he finds an earthworm,
he seizes it with the outer surfaces of his
fore paws and crams it into his mouth, bit
by bit, munching all the while, like a
greedy boy eating a banana. When he
is fed in captivity, the crunching on the
gritty particles in the bodies of the worms
can be heard at a distance of several
When in his burrow, a mole can move
backward almost ns fast ns he can move
forward, and when for any reason he
moves over tbe surface of the ground he
runs on the edges of his front paws, with
the backs of the latter toward each other.
It Is dillicult to believe how quickly a
mole can work his way into the enrth
unless one has actually watched and
timed him. Last spring a kind neighbor
sent me word that her gardener had with
great trouble caught a mole which had
been playing havoc in the garden nnd
asked if I did not wish to come over and
examine it. I accepted the Invitation,
and, finding the mole an unusually line
specimen, 1 nt once began taking notes
on the speed with which he could bury
himself. The flower beds were well cultivated nnd soft from recent rain, and nt
the first attempt Mr. Mole was out of
eight in live seconds. Just ns his tail was
disappearing I caught hold of it nnd pulled him out. to give him nnother trial. At
the next attempt he wns gone in a little
over three seconds, and again I pulled
him out, to see if he could better this
splendid record. He did not try again at
once, but ran about, as though searching
for a particularly likely spot. At last
he found it. nnd down went his front
paws, wilh his long snout between tbem.
I could sec that he was going to break
the record, and Just as his tail wns going
into the enrth 1 put out my hand to seize
it. But. nlas. my lingers closed on the
air! My friend the mole had struck righl
iDto one of his old burrows.
Why   lie   Arrived   Tonsled   and  Covered Willi Cobwebs,
"One of the most embarrassing situations I ever saw." remarked a gentleman
nl one of the hotels, "was at a big wedding celebration at one of the large
churches in a southern city several years
ago. It was the event, socially, ol' the
season, nnd the church was filled \, iih
belles anil bonus. The bride nml hi i i'1-
groom were auioug the most popular of
the social set. 'ilu* young lady was the
very essence of grace in all things. Hut
lie' man who hail won her was one of the
most awkward specimens of humanity 1
had ever seen. He was simply built that
way. He looked it. He walked more
like a camel than nny human being I
have ever seen. He was the kind of fellow, too, wbo was always blundering except iu business. In business he was as
keen as they made them, ami among the
older men in the commercial community
he was held up as a splendid example
of the young manhood of the time.
"Hut. getting back to the wedding, tin
wise, whispering folk who generally l""k
after such things hail arranged for tlie
affair in the most popular church of thi'
city, and iu spite of bis protests they hail
mnde it n trifle more elaborate than be
had even expected. They bail arranged
for tbe bride and a number of attendants
to approach the altar from the front part
of lhe church, and 7:30 was the timo exactly when the meeting between bride
ami bridegroom should take place at the
"The bridegroom wns to come from thi'
back of the church. The organ thundered
forth the usual strains, and the pretty
bride walked down tSe aisle toward the
altar with the attendants. They reached
tin' altar. It was 7:30 p. m., on tlie last
tick of the half hour. The bridegroom
was not there. All eyes turned to the
door through which be was to enter. Hut
it never opened, anil tbe seconds Beemed
to lengthen into centuries. It was awful.
Tho bride's face flushed, and she was
rapidly weakening under the trying wait.
"Five minutes nearly had passed, when
the door was tluug open and tha embarrassed bridegroom entered. His face, too,
was flushed, his hair was touseleil nnd
disarranged, his gloves nnd shirt front
were soiled, and, in fact, he was literally
covered witli cobwebs nud dust. Hut he
had the smile of victory on bis face when
he broke through the door, anil everybody Beemed to be almost in a humor to
"After the ceremony he explained why
it was that he did not arrive on time.
The yard behind the church was not well
lighted. A huge organ box had been
placed up close to the church, and it was
oue of the boxes with u folding door thnt
swung on hinges. In his excitement nud
hurry he had opened this door nnd had
walked into the organ box, and before he
could get his bearings he had managed to
undo all the little tidy arrangements be
had made for the occasion, nud this accounted for the dust and tho cobwebs
which clung to his hair und clothing when
he  rushed   into  the   church.
Kinder Thnn Ills Pop,
"Say, pop, you know Mr. Johnson
'cross the streetV" asked 8-year-old Tommy Cross.
"Yes; know him most as well as I do
you," replied the elder Cross.
"Well, he's got four beauteous ponies
in his barn."
"An vou know Jimmy Flace?"
"Jimmy's awful smart. He says yon
can take n bunch of beeswax nn push it
into tbe keyhole of tho lock in the barn
nn take away the hole, so's you can make
a key that will lit it, see?"
"Oh. is tbat so'.'"
"Yep. An Jimmy's fatlior makes bullets out of lead, au he can take the lead
an make n key. an what do you expect?"
"Well, with an enterprising lad like
Jimmy I should think that after taking
away the hole he'd go back and get tho
"Nope; but he's going to take out the
ponies imo dark night, an. say. pop, he's
going to give me oue. That's more than
you'll do for me."
"Hum!    Guess it is."
A Dis nt the Daisy.
One of my greatest mistakes, says Anna I.en Merritt, the artist, telling in Tlie
Century of her Urjt gardening experiences in England, was to raise a large
crop of daisies. This flower is the badge
of the women's college nt Cheltenham
and of Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford, because it always turns to tbe light and is
lowly nnd modest, yet flourishes everywhere. I nm convinced that these learned ladies never had any practical acquaintance with thnt flower. It is the
most underhand, grasping, selfish, ill regulated little plant that exists. It takes
everything It can get nnd gives nothing
except its little spot ot white in some
plnce where it is not wanted. It provides no food for benst or bee. it destroys
tlie wholesome grass, nnd certainly its
ugly habit of crouching out of harm's
way makes it decidedly insignificant until one tries to dig it up, when its mighty
power of resistance is unmasked. 1 do
uot think it ut all a good emblem.
A Musical Tyrant.
Cluck as a conductor is said to have
been an unmerciful tyrant, Frequently
the musicians would have to repeat a
passage 20 times before he was satisfied.
'Jin' members of the Vienna court orchestra complained of this hard usage t"
tlie emperor, Joseph II, who nppensed
them by agreeing to give them '-' ducats
Instead of 1 for every performance at
which Cluck should conduct.
Follows the Doctors,
De Witt—Yes, my son follows the medical profession*
Gabbil—With his black clothes nnd
white lawn tie he looks more like a minister than a doctor,
De Witt—I didn't say he was n doctor.
He's an underteker.-
Steaming.   Switching  nnd   n  Itoll  In
the Snow Are the Processes.
A primitive sort of Turkish bath is indulged in by some of the ^inlanders of
northern Norway. In winter in this part
of the country the thermometer averages
40 degrees below zero, aud water bathing is not practicable.
These Finkindors, unlike the Lapps
farther nortli, have an iustiact for bodily
cleanliness ami manage to preserve it
after the following fashion. Paul (lu
Chnillu, who Bpoke from personal experience, declared the method line. Each
hamlet has a bathhouse for common use.
It is perhaps 15 feet long by 111 wide. It
boasts no windows, aud only when the
door is opened can air or light enter, lu
the middle of the Interior is nn ovenlike
structure of bowlders piled oue upon the
Hows of seats constructed of the
branches of trees run along the sides of
the wall.   There is no other furnishing.
Bathing day comes once n week—Saturday, Early iu the morning of that day
wood is brought and a Iii"'' started.
When the stones become hot. the fire is
put out, tbe place cleaned, u large vessel
of water and some slender birch twigs
brought in and the preparations declared
As no dressing room is provided toilets
are unmade and made in the various
homes. It is scarcely necessary to add
that no time is lost in tlie progress from
the home to the bathhouse. No clothes
and a temperature of -10 degrees below
zero are incentives to haste.
When all the boys and men nre in the
bathhouse and the door Closed, wnter is
thrown upon the hot stones until the place
is filled with steam. Perspiration pours
from the sweltering bodies, yet more active exercise is demanded, and switches
come into play. Each bather lays on his
neighbor with a will until "Enough!" is
Again water is thrown upon the stones,
more steam raised and another switching
indulged in.
As may be imnuincil, the bodies are
now as red as boiled lobsters und the
blood circulating actively.
A roll in the snow" completes this novel
Good books, like good friends, are few
and chosen—the more select the more
enjoyable.—A. Hrouson Alcott.
A good book is tho precious iifeblood
of a master spirit, embalmed and treasured up on purpose, to a life beyond life.
—John Milton.
Books, like proverbs, receive their
chief value from the stamp and esteem
of ages througli which they havo passed.
Sir William Temple.
Of all tbe things which man can do or
make here below, by far the most momentous, wonderful nnd wortuy are the
things we call books.—Thomas Carlyle.
Knowledge of books in a man of business is a torch in the bauds of one who is
willing and able to show those who are
bewildered the way which leads to prosperity and welfare.—Joseph Addison.
A taste for books I would not exchange
for the wealth of the Indies. The miseries nf a vacant life are never known to a
mnn whose hours nre Insufficient for the
inexhaustible pleasure of study**—Gibbon.
Except a living man, there is nothing
more wonderful than a book, a message
to us from tbe dead, from human souls
whom we never saw, who lived perhaps
thousands of miles away, and yet these,
on those little sheets of pnper, speak to
us, amuse us, vivify us, teach us, comfort us, open their hearts to us as brothers.—Charles Kingsley.
Above all, there is tills value in hooks—
that they enable us to converse with the
dead. There is something in this beyond
the mere intrinsic worth of what they
have left us. When a person's body is
lnoldering, cold nnd Insensible in the
grave, we feel n sacred sentiment of veneration for the living memorials of his
mind.—Sir Egerton Hrydges.
Books, it is true, are silent ns you see
them on their shelves: but, silent as they
are, when I enter a library I feel ns if
almost the dead were present, and I know
that if I put questions to these books they
will answer me with ell the faithfulness
and fullness which have been left in them
by the great men who left the books with
It shows how inconsistent we are when
men's names are all spelled out on wedding cards, but not on divorce sum-
itouses.—Detroit Journal.
Polndexter's Suicide.
"Is It true thnt Mr. I'oindexter hns
committed suicideV" nsked Miss Fosdick.
"Yes, it is true," replied Hunker. "I
was an intimate acquaintance, and"—
"Wns there no other reason for the
deed?"    interrupted    the    girl.
She   Knew   film.
George (dramatically)—You have decided that 1 nwst give her up? Farewell,
then, mother! There is nothing left for
me but to go out nnd destroy myself!
Mother—Goodby! Not a minute later
than 0 for dinnor, Georgel - ...
The Enr nnd Ihe Thnnih.
There is n whole world of telltale Indications In the apex of tho ear. If it lies
close to the head, the owner possesses a
refined nature, but if tbe top starts away
from the head at a well defined angle
that person hns nn uneven disposition
snd Is not to lie relied upon. If a girl's
thumb lies Hat or droops a little, marital
submission to the master mind is indicated. If the thumb has a tendency to
stand nt right angles to the baud, the
damsel owning it is headstrong.
A person of weak character has a
pendent thumb. Tlie strong character
has a strong, erect thumb. Fingers which
bend backward mean powerful determination. If they nre round, strength,
both physical out! mental, is indicated,
Stubby lingers are grasping fingers. Finger nails that nre rounded show refinement; if long nnd rather square nt the
too   firmness and energy are deuoted.
Klnnhlp Nnrues.
Katie, thi' romping (i-year-old, came
dancing nml singing iuto the parlor.
Then, seeing a strange cnller, sbo stopped, abashed.
"This is my little daughter," said her
mother.    "Katie, this Is Mis. Baggs."
"How do you do, Mrs. Haggs?" said
Katie, anxious to remove any unfavorable impression the visitor might have
formed. "1 know n little girl nt school
named S""- 'a she any relation of
yours V"-
The Canadian Seneonst.
Tho eastern Canadian seacoast, from
the bay of Fundy to the strait of Belle
Isle, covers a distance of 5,000 miles, nud
British Columbia, with its multitude uf
bays and mountainous islands, hns n sen-
coast of 7,180 miles anil a salt water inshore area, not including miuor indentations, of 1,500 square miles.
Not  I'ouSllve.
"I want a positive answer, Miss Jones,
Will you marry me?"
"That's hardly fair. I nsked for n positive answer, and you have given tne a
In London Crops   Are Raised In a  ll.iprel
or an Open Umbrella.
Many people havo such a deeply
rooted lovo fur flowers that tbey
will go to any amount of trouble to
raise a few blooms even under tbo
most apparently impossible circum-
Instances* _I this occur in the East
End of London, where sometimes tho
only available garden i.s a barrel. In
order to make tbe most of this.
however, it is bored all over the
sides witli holes about two inches in
diameter, into each of which a plant
of sumo description is placed, in nd-
dition to those planted iu tlio usual
way on the tup. so that a good display is obtained, in I ho minimum
amount of space. These barrels frequently look very pretty '.ud cfler-
tlve when all the plants are in
The statement that '.here ire gardens under bedclothes is supported
by no less an authority than that
of the Very Hev. S. Reynolds Hole,
Dean of Rochester. A district visi-
tor in tbi' Midland, when calling
upon a poor woman, noticed how
few weir tin' coverings to I er bed.
I'pon being asked, Bhe admitted that
sin' had another blanket, nml wns
remonstrated with for nut using it,
as tho weather was bitterly cold, it
nt length transpired that ber bus-
band had taken it to cover some
plains he was rearing in a tiny
greenhouse, in the hope of saving
them from being killed by the frost.
Surely devotion to flowers could
hardly go much  further thnn this.
Not a few sub- rlinn householders
usually lind their gardens just outside tho scullery door, anil tbey exercise their horticultural ingenuity
upon the tiny slip of ground in
which tlio considerate jerry builder
has carefully buried its superfluous
half-bricks. In various parts of tlie
country, notably ut Nottingham,
there are cot I nge gardens throe
nilk'S away from the residences of
their owners, so that when visitors
aro invited to "come and have a
look around the garden" it means
a somewhat lengthy excursion. These
small allotments are, however,
greatly appreciated and carefully attended, despite the fact that the
lime taken in getting :o und from
them plays sad havoc with tbeir
owners' scanty leisure.
Of gardens in cemeteries. their
appeals to be only a solitary example in this country, the one winch
Sir Joseph Haxton of Crystal I ul-
nce fame formed at Coventry. In
the United States, however, there
are many gardens of this Kind, notably at Boston. Brooklyn nr.d Philadelphia, nml they might, with advantage, be copied in cur cemeteries.
Gardens may be made on open
umbrellas as far as obtaining a substantial crop of mustard and cress
is concerned. It is only necessary to
open the umbrella, wet it thoroughly, anil sprinkle the seed over it. If
the fabric is kept damp the seed will
soon begin to sprout, and in a few
weeks a nice quantity of the salad
may bo cut. The same thing mny be
done in a dinner plate with tbe aid
of a strip of an obi flannel shirt, a
piece of felt, or other similar cloth,
provided it is kept, moist. —London
Find of Sculptured -tones
Four sculptured stones were recently found al the site of an ancient
church ni Old Jodward, tivo miles
from Jedburgh. Three of the stones
have tin' chevron or zigzag ornament, but tlie woik is shallow and
nothing like so fine in execution, as
that of thi' similar design in various
parts of Jedburgh Abbey. Mr, Walter Laidlaw, Abbey Gardens, hns
taken charge of the stones, nnd hns
got tho opinion of an authority that
the sculpture is of tin' early Nomina
period, nnd that tbe stones have
formed part of nn arch. Old Jed-
worth, ns it was formerly called, is
n very ancient place; und the chnpel.
of which those stoii"s arc presumably relics, was founded by Ecgred,
Bishop of Lindisfarne, who died in
the year 845. It is situated on
what is called Chapelhaugh, by the
side of the Jed. There were two Jed-
worths, and tbis place, which hns
gone to decay, has been long known
as Old.Jedword. but, Jeffrey, the historian of Roxburghshire, doubts if
there is nny authority for holding
thnt the hnmlct on tbe Jed is older
than the burgh. The appellation
Old Jidworlh bad been conferred on
it in modern limes, nml without reference to its being founded anterior
to the existence of the royal  burgh.
There Is one thing about college degrees
—no matter how many are bestowed, there
are just as many left.—Boston Tiuus-
criot. ———
for in,' itemtit <»r the Church,
An amusing IndcUnt occurred at a
jumble sale recently held nt a Noncorn-
formist Church in Southampton. The
church is situated near a well-known
laundry, to which a messenger, who
was not very safe in his topography,
was to take tin' weekly washing of a
prominent citizen of lhe town. Unfortunately for the owner, the washing wns left at Un' church, whereupon the holders of ibe sab1, thankful for tho anonymous gift, proceeded to ofti'r tin' collars, shirts nnd
various other articles, to the highest bidder.
Danga-ous  toy Pistols.
An urgent representation is to be
mnilc to the Home Oliice concerning
the sale, In Birmingham especially,
of what are miscalled toy pistols to
young children. Recently a boy
named William Pny bought a toy
pistol for twopence, nnd having loaded it fired in the face of a lad named Connor. The weapon discharged
a bullet, which penetrated Connor's
cheek nnd lodged in his jaw. Day
waa arrested.
I.onl   Wantage!*  Model "Pub.'*
Lord Wantage, who hns just died,
was the first peer to run a model
public house. Long before the advocacy of the Golhenluirg system he
ran nn inn at Ardington and devoted Iho profits to local charities. A
feature wns thc sale of soup over tho
counter during the winter months,
and on some days more money was
taken for soup than for beer.
Women   Shonld  Know   the  Law  Before They Travel Alone.
If there is one thing more than nnother
which makes a woman wish that she had
Dever been born under the stars and
Btr-Ves, it is the annoyance nnd worry entailed upon her through the customs inspection when she returns from Europe
for the first time.
Tlie discomfort bsjgins about the time
the lightship is sighted—it may be the
day previous. Everybody asks everybody
else for advice. Old travelers swap experiences, harassing and disconcerting
the green traveler with grewsouie tales
of these ogres, the customs officials.
Signing the declaration down the bay
as to what is dutiable and what is not
first introduces you to them. It is not a
happy moment. You are not yourself.
'The tab's of the old travelers—more often
the wide margin which they have left
for the tales untold—bave worked you
iuto a state bordering on nervous frenzy, and you are almost convinced that
you yourself must be a real live "suspect" for whom the authorities liave long
been looking.
'Then' is so little ilefiniteness to the luw
regulating clothing it is dillicult to know
whether or not you ought to declare old
dresses bought in America four years
ago aud renovated in I'aris, with the addition of a little new trimming. Of
course, it is presupposed that no portion
of your dress lias been utilized for storing away questionable articles.
One regulation gives you your first
help. Presents must be declared, no
matter how small their value. The term
is elastic, however, ami does not need to
include anything which can be used by
yourself. Paying the duty on your presents settles the question.
Another secret of success lies in your
s ile. If you have traveled much on the
continent and looked after your own baggage, you have learned the value of a
smile—a distinctly feminine smile, bearing good will to mau. It is a great lever
and ns useful iu New York ns abroad.
Again, it is necessary that you be
among the very first in signing your
declaration, before the official is worn
out by the idiotic and evasive answers
of both men nnd women, for when the
question conies of declaring nothing dutiable among one's baggage men as well
as women are given to evasion.
Once on the wharf the same rapidity
must be used in getting your baggage to-
gelher nnd then securing your inspector
while he is still in a good humor. It is
well to remember that this inspector uses
his own judgment to a great extent. The
thing is to make his judgment and your
own agree. He looks you over nud decides what sort of clothing suits you nnd
then examines your trunk to see whether
you nnd its contents harmonsce. If you
have declared your presents you must
show one or two of them und slate the
price of ench. When Ihe duty is paid,
you walk off while the ernniii"ii:ips nr*»
but just beginning.
The Military Snlnte.
All salutes, from taking off the hnt
to presenting arms, originally Implied
respect or submission. Of military salutes, raising the right hand to tho
bend Is generally believed to have orig-
Inuted from tlie days of the tournament, when the knights filed past the
throne of tbe queen of beauty ami, by
way of compliment, raised tbeir bands
to their brows to imply that her beauty was too dazzling for unshaded eyes
to gaze upon.
The officer's salute with the sword
has n double meaning. The first position, with the hilt opposite the lips,
Is a repetition of the crusader's action
In kissing the cross hilt of his sword
iu token of faith and fealty, while lowering the point afterward Implies either submission or friendship, meaning
lu either case that It Is no longer necessary to stand ou guard. Raising the
hand to the forehead has also beeu explained as a sign that the wenponed
hand Is empty nnd In an inoffensive position, but this reason does not seem
bo convincing ns the others.
'Twai  Elsewhere.
"What's the trouble, sonny?"
"Boo-bno!   1 told me niudiler a lie."
"Ah. yonr conscience hurts?"
"Now.   She didn't hit me there."—New
York Evening Journal.
Household  Problem.
"Say, they are sending pictures by
wireless telegraphy."
"If they are wireless, how do.they
hung 'em up?"—Cleveland Plain Healer.
A   Well   Known   Dreeder  Gives   Fle-
urea to Prove Tlmt the Best I'ny.
I have been breeding standard bred
poultry for about ten years. Previous
to this I thought anything that wore
feathers nnd resembled a hen would
answer the purpose, but experience has
taught me better.
I have been breeding Buff Plymouth
Hocks almost from their introduction
and have found them very profitable
both for fancy and market purposes.
I want to tell your readers the results
I obtained from nn Investment of $12
in Buff Hock eggs a year ago this
spring, as I have kept a strict account
of tlie chicks raised and the profit derived from thorn separate from the
rest of my flock. I sent a noted western breeder If 12 for 45 Buff Itock eggs,
anil he was to scud nie eggs from iris
best birds. These 45 eggs were set the
20th of April, 1IJ00, under some gamo
hens which I borrowed from a neighbor. These hens were the worst things
to break eggs 1 ever had any experience with, for when hatching day
enme (Mny 11) there only remained 35
eggs in tlie nests. From the 35 eggs 30
strong, healthy chicks were hatched.
Not satisfied with breaking eggs, these
pesky game hens trampled two chicks
to death In the nest, which left me
with only 28 chicks, and I raised the
whole 28 to maturity. Now, to show
the profit I have made on these 28
chicks to date (April 20, 1001), I quote
from my poultry account book.
After culling out and selling surplus
birds I had left nine females and two
cockerels, which were kept for breeding purposes. Following Is the account as it appears in my account book:
Sold live cockerels at $1, $2.50, 75
ooiils, 55 and $3 respectively; one pair,
$5; 100 incubator eggs, 53; eggs for
hatching to date (April 20), $11; sold
eggs to stores during winter, $5.15;
used In thc house four dozen, 51; total,
My expenses were: Eggs for hatching, $12; express, 00 cents; feed and
other expenses, 511.30; total, $23.00;
profit, $15.44, or an average of a trifle
over $1.44 per head, Including male and
females, with the original nine females
and two males yet on hand, which,
figuring from the average price by
Which the other stock was sold ($2.15),
would be worth about $23.05, or a total
profit of $39.00.
There is n prevailing Idea among a
very large class thnt n ben Is a hen and
one is just ss good as another, so I
juote the above for the benefit of this
;lnss. Poultrymen who have and are
making the business a success will tell
you that standard bred poultry Is tho
most profitable In every way, anil this
decision comes from knowledge nnd experience In their business.—Henry
Traflord in Poultry Keeper.
The Droned In n Ileehtve.
To the drones nature has certainly
beett very bountiful. They are very
large and strong, have n helmet made
of enormous black pearls, two lofty
quivering plumes, a doublet of Iridescent, yellowish velvet, a heroic tuft and
a fourfold mantle, translucent and
While the workers have 12,000 facets
to their eyes, the drones are gifted with
20.1100; while the workers have 5,000
olfactory cavities In their antennae, the
drones have over 60,000. While the
workers arc laboring for the benefit of
the community the drones sail off every
bright morning into space. Irresistible,
glorious, and tranquilly make for the
nearest flowers, where they sleep till
the afternoon freshness awakes them.
Then, with the same majestic pomp
and still overflowing with magnificent
schemes, they return to the hive, go
straight to the cells, plunge their heads
to the neck in the vats of honey and (ill
themselves tight as n drum to repair
their exhausted strength, whereupon,
with heavy stops, they go forth to meet
thc good, dreamless and careless slumber that shall fold them In Its embrace
till the time for the next repast.—Maeterlinck's "Life of n lice."
The Fnrnwny Sliirn.
There are only IS stars of the first
magnitude.  The light from these takes
about three years to reach the earth.
There are 55 of second magnitude.
Inilln'l   rinnla.
India has a greater variety of plants
than any other country in the world.
The severe and ever-increasing strain of competitive examinations, coming at a time when every boy and girl is undergoing trying physiological changes, docs much toward making mental and physical wrecks of school children. A glance
at the pale, weak and puny children which come from our public and high schools will make any thoughtful person consider
seriously the advisability of sacrificing health and vigor for the
trivial honor of standing high at examination time.
Hosts of boys and girls, young men and young women
are suffering from ills and irregularities resulting from exhausted nerve force. There is no treatment known to science
that will so naturally and thoroughly restore strength and vitality to the nervous system and health to the whole body as Dr.
Chase's Nerve Food. It makes parents happy by bringing
back the color to the faces and the buoyancy and elasticity to
the bodies of their pale, puny children.
Fifty cents a box, G boxes.for ?2.50 :   at _!1 dealers, or Edmonson,
Bates & Co.- Toronto. THE PIIOSPECTOR
A Sad Letter from a Lady Who**
Husband Was Dissipated.
How She Cured Him With a Secrei
"I had for years patiently borne
the disgrace, suffering, misery and
privations duo to iny husband's
drinking- habits. Hearing of your
marvellous remedy for tbo cure of
drunkenness, which I could givo my
husband secretly, 1 decided to try it.
I procured a package and mixed it
in his food antl coffee, and, as tho
remedy was odorless and tasteless,
ho did not know what it was that
so quickly relievo* his craving for
'liquor. He soon igan to pick up
flesh, his appecito for solid food returned, ho stuck to his work regularly, and wo now have a happy home.
After ho was completely cured I told
him what I had done, when ho acknowledged that it had been his saving, as ho had not tho resolution to
break off of his own accord. I heartily advise all women afflicted as I
was to givo your remedy a trial."
package of Tasteless Samaria Pre-
scription SENT FHEE with full particulars in plain sealed envelope. All
letters considered sacredly confidential. Address The Samaria Remedy
Co., yO Jordan slruot, Toronto,  Ont-
Woman's (Mfiau Temperance Doioi
Letter from Mrs. Georgi Grant, of
Paisley, Ont,, giving particulars of
a cure effected by "Samaria Prescrlp-
ti' n," resulting in its use and adoption by tho Paisley Woman's Christian Temperance Union.
Paisley, Out., December 11th, 1900.
Iho Samaria Remedy Co.,
30 Jordan Street. Toronto, Ont.
Dear Sirs,—I penned a few lines to
sou some time ago.—as a member of
the temperance cause, I wrote for
[-formation; at that time 1 had in
my mind friends whoso son was a
great cause of anxiety and trouble on
account of bis drunken habits. 1
strongly urged the friends to try tho
remedy I saw advertised in the Toronto Globe. They did so. It wus
the Samaria Remedy tlmt was administered and 1 am pleased to inform the company tho medicine was
helpful; the young man has not
drank a drop since, breaking olf from
old companions; and special prayers
on his behalf, all aided in breaking
tho chains.
At the last meeting of tho W. C.
T. U. here, 1 introduced your medicine for tho euro of the liquor habit,
and a resolution was passed, "That
inasmuch as it is the aim of this organisation to help the poor inebriate,
wo should recommend this runiedy in
homes where persons are nc'dieted to
the use of intoxicating J'quors."
Now, sirs, wishing you a successful
career in your lioblo work, and feeling that assistance can bo given in
the precincts of homo by the hand of
|\ mother or wife, trusting Clod may
upon up useful avenues for your labors,     yours very respectfully.
(Signed)      MRS. GEORGE GRANT,
On behalf of Paisley W. C. T. U.
alien, testimonials  and price sent hi plaii
senli'd envelope,   Knekise 2o  stamp.    Aildresi
THE SAMAHIA UEMKDY 00.. (Wjordan St.
TORONTO, Otll.iiit
A Trouble That Makes the Life of
Its Victims Almost Unbearable—
Causes Headaches, Heart Palpitation, Dizziness, a Fueling of Weariness, and a Distaste lor Food.
Fruui ''L'.Avvnir du Nord." St. Jerome, Que
Sufferers from Dyspepsia or bad digestion arc numerous in this country. Almost daily one bears some
one complaining of the tortures
caused them by this malady, and it is
no uncommon thing to hear a sufferer say, "1 wish 1 was dead." Ami
no wonder, the suffering caused by
bud digestion cannot bo imagined by
anyone who has not suffered from it.
The victim is a constant sufferer
from headaches, heart burn, heart
palpitation and nausea, lie has a
bud taste in his mouth, is unable to
obtain restful sleep and has always
a feeling of weariness and depression,
But there is a sure euro for this
trouble and it is found in the greatest oi all known medicines—Dr. Williams' Pink I'iils fur l'alo People."
Among those who have been cured
of this distressing malady by llr.
Williams' Dink I'iils is Mr. Alfred
Chasbot, a well known farmer living near St. Jerome, Cine. To a reporter uf "L'Avenir du Nord," Mr.
Chasbot tokl the following story of
his illness and subsequent euro :—
"For three years I was an almost
continual sufferer from tho tortures
of bad digestion. After eating 1 felt
as if some heavy weight was pressing against my chest. I was racked
with violent headaches; my temper
became irritable; my appetite uncertain; my nerves were a wreck and I
was always troubled with a feeling
of weariness. I was able to tlo very
litlle work and sometimes none at
all. Although I tried many remedies
I was unsuccessful in my search
for a cure until a friend advised mo
to try Dr. Williams' Pink Pills. Any
doubts I may have had as to the
merits of these pills wero soon dispelled, fur I had not been taking
them long before I noticed an improvement in nt*/ condition. 1 continued the use of tho pills some
weeks when I considered myself fully
cured. Today I am as well as I
ever was fn my life, nnd would
strongly advise all similar sufferers
to try lit-. Williams' Pink Pills and
I am sure that they will find them
as beneficial as I havo."
Or. Williams' Pink Pills cure by
going to the root of the disease.
They make new, rich, red blood,
strengthen the nerves and thus tone
up tho whole system. Sold by all
dealers in medicine or sent by mail,
post paid, at 60 cents a box or six
boxes for S_.50 by addressing the
Ur. Williams' Medicine Co., Ilrock-
ville, Ont.
For tho first timo since the wnr
there is not a negro in the South
Carolina legislature.
Tho man who boasts of being able
to spell overy word correctly may
not be much good at anything else.
Biekle's Anti-Consumptive Syrup stttnds at
the bend of tho list for all diseases of the
throat und lungs. It nets like magic in
breaking up a cold. A cough is soon subdued, tightness uf Ilic chest is relieved, even
the worst eti.-e of consumption is relieved,
while in recent cases it may be said never to
fail. It is a medicine prepar. d from the
active principles or virtues of several medicinal herbs, and can be depended upon for all
pulmonary complaints.
Guffidrops a few years ago were
the most fashionable variety of candy, but dealers spoiled the trade b.v
putting brandy and other forms of
alcohol in  them.
An Austrian named Anton Fetcr-
mandel, who recent,y died at Steyr,
had made a collection of about 3,-
000 knives of all times.
Mr.T. J. Humes, Columbus, Ohio, writes!
'-have been ufllicttd for icime time with
Kidney and Liver Complaints, and find Par-
melee s Pills the best medicine for these diseases. These pills do not cnuse pain or
griping, and should be use! when a cathartie
is required. They are Gelatine Coated, and
rolieo in the flour of Licorice to preserve
their purity, and give them a pleasant, agreeable taste.
There are sevei-al large factories
in the United States devoted to the
manufacture of rose water.
Glowworms are far more brilliant
just before an approaching storm
than at any other time.
Minard's Liniment Cnres DiBflMa,
First Lil tlo Girl—Oh, you told a
lie. You'll go to hell if you tell
Second Little Girl—Hell ? Where's
the t '.'
"What, you a gootl Methodist, antl
don't know where hell is '.'"
"No, I don't. They don't teach
geography in our class."
I   was   cured   of   painful   Goitre  by
Chatham, Ont.
I was   cured of inflammation   by
Walsh,   Out.
I wns cured of Facial Neuralgia bv
Parksdale,  Ont.
A London journal declares that of
tho 700,000 children of school age in
the London school board area, 100.-
000 are always absent  from school.
The ancient Mexicans   had a year
of 18 months and 20 days each.
At present there are 110,000 Sunday schools in tho United States,
with _,o00,000 teachers, and 9.000,-
000 pupil*.
Keeping Hoiicls in rmiditlon.
Fred Grundy, in Farm nnd Fireside, iells us he has been watching
"road-keeper" care for ten miles of
black earth road, and he lies kept it
in gonil condition, not by macadamizing it ur hy covering ii wiih crushed siuiie. |,i,i |,v providing good
drainage, by t ile in mosl places, to
lake the wuier off, mil by i!i::'"ine
oul some of the worst places about
JS inches deep uiul filling wilh broken brick, tile, coal, cinders or whatever will ma.ke a linn foundation,
and allow water to drain through.
Tien if lhe roads are rounded up to
allow the water tn run nil" and they
gel a little attention after every
rein. they are easily kepi in good
condition. The results are much better und the cost much less than they
wero fur the annual turnout of the
district to in, nd, ur often lu make
worse the roads, i he Jul, luing exploited then tu he done until Hie same
season comes around another year.
ivamr Drinking in Summer.
Many years ago I knew tho mn linger of a copper works. It was his
habit in hot weather to provide pots
of water with some oatmeal in it
(said to be less dangerous for healed
men than plain water), and from
these pots tho furnace men helped
themselves to as much as they
The manager arranged with ono of
the workmen to test the utility of
this drinking. The man was weighed before beginning work, and one or
two other men wore weighed; they
all had their usual meals, but the
one man had not any intermediate
oatmeal drinks. At the end of the
day's work there was a re-weighing;
the men who bad drunk had not lost
weight; tho man who had abstained
had lost many pounds. 6The men
who had drunk were not exhausted,
tho man who had not drunk was
dead beat, and some days passed before he fully regained his strength.—
London Times.
"Do you wish now," inquired the
prison visitor, "that you lind followed Hie straight and narrow path?
"Dat's de one I dhl foller," replied
Jimmy Dores. If I'd only dodged inter dat, crooked alley, dey'd never a'
ketcheJ me."
It is a strange thing how little
people know about the sky. It is a
part of creation in which nature has
done more for tho sake of pleasing
man—more for the sole and evident
purpose of talking to him and teaching him—than in any of her works,
and it is just the part in which we
least attend her.— Ktiskin.
Stations and Davs.   Going
_«9_vo from Ca-iadlan
fcorthcr.i depot—
Wimiipog tu Morris.Em
er.->on,y*fc. F .ul ctcdly
St Paul to Kniersnii
Morris, Winnip'ff dlv
Wi-iniimgf io Ii .-md,
Miami, fiol I'ont.JTart-
noy & Brandon, ifoq,,
Woctand Fit    -   -  -
Brandon. Hurtney, Bel-
uxont, Miami, II* land,
to Winnipeg. Tues.
'ihuraanaS it.   - -
Winui ejjto rV-Wnpelu
I\ ami lnterinoiliato
b aUon_, daily ex Sun.
P(ir6;!-joU P. nnd inter
niediuio stations t
VVlnnipcffdly ex Sun.
Winnipeg to stx iorson
Jie.LVcraudBtlta brail
ches, Tuc9. and Tlnu-.s
Urn ver and Bolta br'cli
stations, to Winnipeg
Tues. and Thurs.    -
•A'innippgto Portage la
P., G Imoatono.    -   •   -
Diiunhin, etc, Mon
Wed. and Fri.     -
Dauphin. Gladstone, V.'
la Prairie, U innipeg
Taos., *I!mrs. &   Sat.
Winnipeg to Wp'ffosK
Tues. and Thurs.   -    -
■SVinnipcffosh to Wpp
Mon. and Fr!	
Winnipeg to Gram
View*. Mnn, and  Fri
3rntid Vio-v io Wpff
Til ci. and Sat	
Dauphin v- W'p'fifOSll
pud return, Sat	
Dauphin tu .Swan Kiver
& Elwood, Wed	
El wood to Swan Kiver
& Dauphin.Fri	
Leave from C. P. depot
Winnipeg to Warroad
Beaudette and int r-
meiliato fetation.. .Mon,
W©3., and Fri	
Bt-aud'tte, Warroad ,ete,
to Winnipeg, Tues.
Thurs. and Safe.     ....
Going Arrive,
13 00
1 J.:,0
Gen. Supfc
$100 Reward, $100
The readers of this paper will be plea^t-d ta
learn tint there in at leant one dreaded dtoBUfl
tlmt Soiriice has been able to our<- in al! it*
»tmge_, and that is < nunh, Mail's Ontarrli
Cure la tha only pf stive cure known to rfcu
medical fraternity. Catarrh btrirg a coiistiiu-
Honal dUeoHtt, requires a constitutional treaJ-
ment. MuIPm Catarrh Cure i« taken internally
acting directly upon tho blood end muc-ou_sur,
faces of the HVafem. i hereby destroying thu
foundation ot tfrtidlPe-ife.Bnil giving th- patient
strength by buhiing up thu const i tut Ion and
asHistmg n'al'ire in doing Ite work. Th* proprietors havt so niuon fuitb in i*w curat(vu
powers, that they offer Onr* hundred dollar, for
any caw lhat it falls to -sure. Send for list of
Add re-*.   V. J. CHKNEV & CO.. Tol do. C
8<>]d'y 15rngglfte,75c.
Hall> ramify Wlls are the beit.
A German doctor finds thnt only
in ono case out of 15 aro both eyes
in yood condition.
S. S.  Marie, Onen Sound, Toront*
and East, Via Lakes* Won., Thurs
and sat	
Tues , Fri. tad Boh	
Monirc.il, Toronto* New York and
east, via nil rail, daily	
Kut     lYrtagu    and    hiiunnodlat
itMlnis, Mnn,Wed. &Fi.	
Tutu., Tiuirs. & fciat  	
lint    Porliitfo    nnd     intermediate
iMuie, Tin B^Tttura, and Mat-	
Mon., Wed. and FrJ	
IXolson, Lao Du B'liiiiet  .md   inter
mediate Points, Thum oulv	
Portage la Prairie, Brandon, Calgary
Nelson nud till Kootenay and Coael
points, daily 	
Portage la Prairie, Brandon, ami intermediate p Mnfs. dally ex Sun.,..
Portage la Prairie. 11 rat:don, BI 'o q
jaw* nndiiit.roKHiiate, I'Otntfl d.Jly
ex Sunday* 	
3l:id^tonur Neopawa, ollnuedosaand
intormci.ntto-po! ita, dally ex Hun.
spoal Lake, Vorkton nnd Intormedl-
tito points, Mon., Weil, and Fri ....
Tues. Thuw,, and Saturday	
Ra-iid    City,     Hnuiota,     Hinota,
Tuet., Thurs. and Sat	
Moin.WVd.a idPil	
Mordon, PeloraineandiiitermoJiaU!
points dnily ex Sun
Na pi oka, Alameda and intermediate
points. Men., Wed., Thurs. Jit ti&t.
Mon., Tucs., Thurs. and Fri	
Glenhoro, Souris, and la&jrmedlato
points, daily ex Sun	
Napinka.I'tL'Hta, Alameda and Inter
mediate points,   Mon,, Wed, Fri.
Tues.. Thurs. and .--at	
PJpestonOiBeaton.Areola and inter
me.t.ate points,   Mon. Wed., Fri.
Tucs., Thurs.andS.it	
Frobyshire, lilr.h, Bicnfait, Kate-
van, Sat.	
Gretna,St Paul, lOalengo daily
Sto:*o\v.ill. TuL'lon..Tucs. Thurs,Sat
West Selkirk Mon, Wed, Fri
West Selkirk Tues. Thurs, fcit
Bmorson Mnn, Wod -fid Fr
>im o.a
W.i 0*
7 8 lli.U
18. -te
7.30   „
18. P
Women  Who Attend  All  the   M<>rm-
nry Services They Can,
Undertakers say that hundreds of people make a practice o_ going around from
church to church to attend the various
funeral services. It is a notion of recent
growth, but is becoming very popular.
The special attraction in the case ot
Catholic churched is said to be the fine
music which usually attends the celel.ration of n solemn high mass for the repose
of the S'iiiI of the dead. Where the services of more than two clergymen nre employed the attraction is ali the greater,
the undertakers sny.
"It is rapidly becoming tlie popular
thing," said one of the latter. "I thought
it odd at first and wondered how it was
thnt the same faces were to be Been at so
many church funerals. I made inquiries
and learned that n number <>f women
make St a rule to scan the death columns
every morning to pick out what promises
io be a fashionable funeral service.
"Some of them go over io Brooklyn and
Jersey even to satisfy tin ir craving for
pomp aud sweet music. The mere fact
Hint in many church funerals a card of
admission is required does not seem to
keep them away either. The sexton of
oue of the biggest churches onVit'th avenue told me that he knew more than 500
women who make a practice of attend
ing church funerals, lie added thnt it
would be impossible almost to drag these
same women to a church wedding. There
is something so magnetic in church funerals as to be simply irresistible to them.
Why it is so I cflti't say."
The pastor of one of thc biggest churches in Brooklyn was asked to give an opinion as to the influence which induces women to attend church funerals indiscriminately, and ho replied that it was a weakness to sec and be scon rather than any
desire to listen to the organ and the choir
during service.
"I have noticed," said this clergyman,
"that some of these women attire themselves in mourning whenever they attend
services of this kind, regardless of the
fact that they may have had no acquaintance with the deceased or his family. 1
have seen these women In the most gaudy
frocks in the afternoon nfter the funeral
•services in the morning. It is just a woman's Idea about keeping her mind amused, I suppose, though I must say it is
stretching the imagination a long way.
Hundreds now go to church funerals live
or more times a week, and it is my candid
opinion that they could uot be dragged to
church   for   any   other   purpose "•
ftru/ 'pjudslL/ Anuiy/r 04.
jf       \U^ "Vrfts AsM^' *b   &
The island of Formosa has only one
railway liue.
Express trains in Russia do not as a
rule run over 2'J miles un hour.
Read in round figures. '200 through passenger trains come iuto the six passenger
stations of Chicago every day, leaving
40,000 strangers in the city.
All tho trains that reach t_° New Orleans station, in the center of Paris, nre
brought there by electric power in tunnels. This Is considered the ideal depot of
the twentieth century.
The "Stourbridge Lion," imported from
England, was the first locomotive iu
America and was used by the Delaware
and Hudson Canal company. Tbe rond
was 10 miles iu length usd was opened in
Other things being equal, the forward
6oats in n street or railway cor nre tbe
most healthful. The forward motion of
the car causes a current of air backward,
carrying with it the exhalations from the
lungs of those in tlm forward end.
Four lines of railroad now enter the
-Mexican republic from the United States,
and one cau make the journey in five
days from New York to the City of Mexico in n Pullman car on the regular trains,
with only one change, either at Kansas
City or New Orleans.
A Xon-ilirr of Happy Bits by the Wit
of l'onkers.
"Now, let me see. We've got the parlor furniture, the bedroom suits and the
kitchen outfit. Is there anything else?"
said the prospective bride.
"Why, you have no library!" said the
girl's mother.
"Oh, never mind that now, mamma!
I'll write to Sir. Carnegie after we're
married ahout that."
Bacon—A fellow doesn't have to lose
any time hitching up an automobile.
Egbert—No. The hitch generally comes
when you've got out iu the country a few
miles from nny house.
"Those berries you sold me yesterday
were not fresh,"
"That's not my fault, ma'am. I had
'em four days ago. It's not my fault that
yon didn't come along until yesterday."
ratience—How selfish men are, aren't
Patrice—What's the matter now?
"Why, haven't you noticed that before
a man gives n girl an engagement ring he
nsks her for her hand?"
"Well, he docs that so that he'll own
the hand that wears the ring. Can't you
see through that plain enough?"
A paper in a western town wants to
know what they shall do when doctors
disagree. For gracious' sake! Haven't
you any undertakers out there?
Bill—When a man is in debt, I think
he ought to try to get out.
Jill—Do you mean out of debt or out of
"Now that wireless telegraphy is nn assured success," remarked the observer of
events and things, "what we want is
wicketless croquet."*-Yonkors Statesman.
Gen. £i _>t.
li n. I'-i-*-' Agent
Ha mi mi* In nondarns.
"Bananas and plantains," writes ■
Honduras correspondent of tl.e Boston
Herald, "are of course grown almost er-
erywhere, and while in camp it waa my
custom to purchase bananas for our party. And such bananas, of red or yeliow
variety, just as we might select, but in
every case large bunches almost as high
as a mau and weighing over 100 pounds
etch I
"One of the many purchased wus of
the red variety and contained by actual
count 202 bananas and was over 5 feet in
height. Some of the bannnas measured
[)\<j inches long nnd 0 inches round. They
were brought from the plantation of nn
Indian, who traveled with the bunch on
his back and held to his head by a leather
strap. lie crossed the Chiquilla river five
times, nnd his price for this bunch was 1"
cents in our money.
"Our custom was to ent raw when ripe
or fry them. Our cook's way of preparing them was to roll them in flour so as
to avoid their sticking to the pan."
There never was, and never will b_, t
universal panacea, in one rein-, dy, for all iila
to which A- sh is heir—the very nature of
muny curative, being eueh that were ttie
germs of other and differently seated diseases rooted in the eyatem of the patient—
what would relieve one Ui in turn wuuld aggravate the oth'T. Ue have, however, in
Quinine Wine, when obtainable in a sound,
unudultemttd state, a remedy for many aud
grievous ills. By Its gradual and judicious
use the fruiietat aynU um are Jed intu convalescence and strength b.v the influence which
Quinine exerts i n nature's own restoratives.
It relieves the drooping spirits of those with
whom a chronic state of morbid despondency and lack of interest in life is a disease,
and, by trauquilizing the nerves, disposes to
sound aud refreshing sleep—imparts vigor
to the action of the biood. which, being
stimulated, courses throughout the veins,
strengthening the hea thy animal functions
of the system, thereby making activity a
necessary result, strengthening the frame,
and giving life to the digestive organs, which
naturally demand increased substnnce^—result, improved appetite, Northrop & Lyman,
of Toronto have given to the public their
superior Quini-ne Wineut the usunl rate, and,
gauged by the opinion of scientists, this
wine approaches nearest perfection of any in
the market.   Ail drugging sell it.
Thr  Meancitt   Sinn   Gets   Rid   of  HI*
MtMlfll ut I.uut,
The sallow, dyspeptic looking man who
was sitting iu an end seat in the crowded
car on the Wentworth avenue line, with
his body slewed around to the left, one,
leg crossed over the other, his elbow on
the hack of the Beat and his chin resting
on l»is hand, occupied nearly twice tho
space to which he was entitled, but he
seemed to see no good reason for changing his position.
Impervious to the angry stares of
standing passengers and the ill concealed
restlessness and impatience of the mart
sitting next to him. be held his territory
and refused to concede an inch.
At the id of a bad quarter of an hour
the mau next to him—a mm with n
hunted look in his eye—turned nnd spoke.
"Look here," he said, "for 15 minutes
or more you've been digging your koeo
into my leg, boring my shoulder with your
elbow, and breathing in my face."
"Will, what are you going to do about
it?" insolently asked the monopolist.
"I'll tell you pretty soon what I'm
going to do about it. I stood it all without u kick. I didn't make any fuss when
thc edge of your straw hat rasped my
neck. But when you began to whistle
'Googoo Eyes'—and to whistle it wrong
and out of tune, too—it was more than X
could stand. It was more than anybody
but an ossified man could stand. I don't
know your name, but I know who yo*a
are, all right.   Now listen to me."
With a sudden shore he tureeul the
other partially around.
"Listen to me," he repeated. "Lees
than a week ago I was walking along a
public street in this town, not molesting
anybody, not punching my elbow into
anybody's shoulder, not digging my knee
into anybody's leg, not breathing into
anybody's face and not whistling 'Googoo Eyes' into anybody's cars, when a
total stranger stepped up to me and
banded me a medal for being the meanest
man in Chicago. What do yor tb'tk I
had been doing? Nothing but wa.Uing
in the little strip of shade on the left side
of the walk! He said he had been instructed by some darned fool club he was
a member of to givr that medal to tho
meanest man in Chicago, and he had
found him. I've got that medal with me,
but it doesn't belong to mc any more.
I've found u blamed sight meaner man,
than I am. I haven't had a peaceful mo
moat since I got it. and 1 nm glad to get
rid of it. It is going to pass into the possession of its rightful owner, the real'
meanest man in Chicago.    Here it is."
With a quick movement he thrust A
galvanized iron disk into the hand of the
monopolist and in one jump was off th$>
-ar.—Chicago Tribune.
foard's Liniment Cores Distemper:
As soon as a woman begins to
dress "loud*, her manners and con.
versation partake of the Bame character.
[filler Die  I HI tn.lt.
British lifeboats snve, on an average, 5*i0 lives u year,
On an average nine per cent, of an
army in the Held are constantly in
Ireland sends to England yearly
200,000 pigs, 5(5,000 cattle' und
120,000 sheep.
A factory at Port Dundas, near
Glasgow, has a chimney o0 feet higher than St.  rani's cross.
Only 80,331 British subjects out
of tlie 700,000 who died last year
had anything to leave b.v will.
lly 'ill'- "Australian naval force
act," passed in 1887, a fleet of live
fast cruisers and t-vo torpedo gun
boats was equipped for service in
Australian  seas.
Economic, of tho Flat.
The flat Is economical in oilier ways
than tire Involved In the solution of the
servant problem nml Ihe payment of Inrse
rents and gas bills. They discourage fails
nnd collections. No dweller in a lint cnn
accumulate pictures, books, coins, minerals, postage stamps, children or porcej
Inins, because there is no plnce to put
them. Therefore he puts bis money Into
his stomach anil the bank. Willi lhe increase iu Hats has come the disappearance of plauoa and parlor organs, so lhat
people sometimes sleep o' nights, even in
Hats. And where there Is no room for
pianos it follows tbat there can be no
mom for the wife's mother or tbe country
aunts and tineles or tbe nephews from
Kt. Louis*—Brooklyn ICagle.
THE PUBLIC should bear In mind
that Ur. Thomas' Eclectric Oil hos nothing In common with the Impure, deteriorating class of s.i rail,ni medicinal oils.
It Is eminently pure and really efficacious
—relieving pain and lameness, stiffness
of the joints nud muscles, aud sores or
hurts, besides being an excellent speoiflo
for rheumatism, coughs aud brouoilal
Bathing suits are always    modest,
although they may be shrinking.
OUT OF SORTS—Symptoms, Headach*.
los-* of appetite, mrred tongue, and general
indisi>osition. These symptoms, if neglect-
ed, develop into scute disease. It is a trite
saying that "an ounce of prevention it
woithapound of cure," and a lit tie attention at this point may save months of sickness and large doctor's bills. For thiscom-
n'aint take from two to three of Parmelee's
Vegetable Pills on going io bed, and one or
two for three nights in succession, and a
euro will be effected.
The Imprudent man reflects on
what he snid and thc prudent man
on what he is going to say.
When a boy begins to wash hia
face without being told he Is passing through the ordeal of his first
love affair.
Minard's Liniment Cares Colis, Etc.
Occasions  do    not     make   a   man ;
ihey only show whal there is In him.
THE I 1 :i: « \s TEMPTING.
A   young   couple    In     Southw
George called  on a colored minis
ami offered bun a string of lish
marry  them.   Suid   the  minister:
mighty positive that  both er you
too young ter marry,  but  den   y
looks a heap older den what you
en furder mo',    dey is   one L'ing
wants pnrtickler fer dinner dis di
ii   Is fish.   So  iine linn's !"
Adam wasn't fan.mis as n sprinter,
yel he was firsl  in the human race.
li sometimes happens that a mnn's
hair is a bit of Action founded on
•fcVWWWNA v»
■ivw Victor lingo Propo»e4.
Allele, bolder and more curious thsa
Tictor (for she was a girl), wanted to lind
ent whnt was thu meaning of his silent
• dmiration. She snid: "I am sure ynu
hare secrets. Have you not one secret
greater thnn allV" Victor acknowledged
thnt be hnd secrets nml that one of tbem
wns greater thnn all the reBt "Just like
me!" cried Adele. "Well, come uow, tell
me your greatest secret, and I will tell
you mine." "My great secret." Victor replied, "is tbat I love you." "And my
grent secret Is thnt I love vou" said
Adcle,  like an echo.-
MinanJ'i Liniment Cnres 8ii_et In Can
Have you ever tried lhe blessing of
n constant thankfulness ? Not occasionally, or when it suits you, but
every day, ami all day long.
Afler a mnn  bas reached his limit
ho can scorn desire.
On,   Wn,  EnoflKh.
"Was Gobang's marriage a success?"
"I  hardly think so.    1 beard him sny
the other day that he would never go to
the penitentiary for bigamy."*
Pavy Jones' locker is a combination
of Duffy, a ghost or sprite among West
Inilia negroes, and Jones, a contraction
et Juuuh.
Tom -Do you believe in palmistry?
Turn -I'd you believe in palmistry?
Tom—Give me your band and I will
loll you who your husband will be.
May—With  nil  my  heart.
"My I" exclaimed the young man,
who had called to take her out in
his cutter. "Fur cap and jacket !
you're  dressed  to  kill.f"
"Not exactly," she replied. Merely
to sleigh."
W. N. U. No. 337. Ti
mOtl ECTW', WI4.00ET, 8. C, SATURDAY,   -:    ' :    ,; 1, ififil.
_.^1U-I—ll   UJ-.
(Lusjf-.L  fSEWftt I mar's, you pun t,i!  tjn'm to giciir off,
:;.:;! lhat   you liave stltet)  yonr Plajip,
purh.it- On Saturday, tne _.*i: Inst,  end yo:. know it is alriaht.
to the wi fe of W, Durban, a eqq, \    '-r:,; lnst 8,!'*n of llu'   ^,.n<ri..u be
-  was buying b lioiible-tiqrrftlli-'J B'io( S'ln
Mr. and "Ira. VV   Otimmii fte, fiPi rtv' an(j t,.,, pounds, of i"1'!* fif)t,
lurnc! irom Victoria last Monday. Tbire is no tlotlbt butihuta  mining
1 camp H tho plane to send, n young nun
■ who Hints to non,n-r" Unottjedge find
'(ill bis system full  of infoniuttifii  Ibnti
will be  useful to him aa king  ss   Ins
! live".    Iiiwirv'e Claim, I
Hod.   Atkin   took   it   trip   to   llrid
Jiiyer this iv*c'.;.
I4J.J.00J5T,   R, Cr
Fireside Cobblers' Outfits
v ill     fj.ll  Hi.-.-    1,111   .(    .'an   •.-. ant
f* ppf}ipl£t£    op,!    op.ljj.ilalfr   »»(.t,
It coup . ,   |.astt, ' -n■( nt,   Awls,
■  . . .   Ke':.'. ste„ etc ,
Hfipjiirfl   nef.tly
;iu<*. retmjfa,.1r
t'-.i"UU'il.    rts.inc_    iuh
A coqnert will be given alnut the
(set; week iu Kepiembur, under the ftus*
pices of tlieOliurc.li of Kiiglrnil.
The Prospector will not publisb noU
(ees o! b|rth* marriages or dentins )l
pot. requested 10 t)o so by perions in
ITIio I'.-',:;-' dor pub','*! ■■« ; omrannloi tlnn*
tip , k11  I'linlm   "li"  writs mi   iioi'i'-s   oi!
puultc iqtur  for nilblfca'.iGni   but iiii"'Uiii'.i
nny |u8pqi|»iHtliy tor 0|iji|lu|iii txpreuud],
Wa also carry » Ifirgi stock oi Half Spins,
cplsj Brass-apd   Iron  Shoe   [;ivi-/_   ptc
■Tf^tipJViS  'ijriJtt.:p*.   ;tt,.aii_iqf>.
,.:...nic-ri, ;■-. vw;.'i ^■^Hr"-"'
h, •-.: .■'•i-^.rr-\':;/;:%"i_^fl!
r'-''-"'r'." v •■■■■'!■^^s-'***
#"'  'V">_7.:-.'.-.i.:s^-.»    "**«!
clennan, KSeFaely & Co, Ua.
122 Cordcva Streat, V'csiie.&yvor, B, C.
iitic rJpseimWsm
O.W. Brett came down front the B'g   .^a-jsam^^J...^ —
>lorn rauch on Monday, returning the,
, •   i,     «..■,_, »   i'..„,. '    To  Uu-  t lilor of the J'rtisnector,
next J.ty aicompamod by .Mus b. t>ret, i     *y     "     ■ *
-he will upend a few days there, 8lr-<Olti«on'  itnles in   a   letter   in
___ ' vour last iasue' that the plot of g'nund
Quong Bo, a Clilnatuan, was tried op   between  Mr.  JJoey's and  Mr.   Reid'*
Wednesday belore E. £(. return and  S. | belongs lo the tuwn.   lis alio says tha'
tiiblis, Jusiicee  of  thu Peace, for 6up-1 wo ham qnlv to ask llio government for
piying iutoxinanla to an Indian woman, j it and we will got it.
|le   vi i s lined $T.ri  and cmds  or three      1 would lilts  to  know  where he go
paonths' irjiprieonment with bard labttr.! his information.   I would like notliitn? j
bolter that; to tee thin plot of ground'
"ki:a"mijoo.p3j s a.
Clarke ,'i Co., I.iiiooet, havo a mm
plete ekh:I< of Drugs, Medicines and sum
fine*.    Letter orders promptly attended
m»d» tl|9 eiie for the ho'pitnl  ii it ie
town property, as it is certainly an idea!
spot for a building Qf thu kind.    How-
to.     Just   tell  them what, vou want oi
,,   . i   . i  ever 1 unclrrr.tand that a crown grunt
what the. tiouble is, enclo»ing money and I""1
they will do the rest. ', of the  property is  being  applied   for.
_ __ under a pre-emption  of IhbO.   Would
Chreemore hunting partiea arrived   ,CUizan' kindly explain this?
., ■ .     ,,- c .i .   ,    f! ii'i'iircr.
this week.   Two of these consisted of '
Messrs A. 0- Knpler ami I'. F, Davis j
of Pennsylvania, and CO. Foster of     To   the   Editor of the   Prospector—
Mass     Arthur  Martley   took  the thin!:     Sir—Some time ago 1 saw in your  paper
parly  oul,   which  iiuludcd  Mr. A.  S, I that a watchman was needad for fire protect-
.1.  Vfawn  is  un  a business   trip  in
A. Minty has severed his connection
Tvith the B. X.
Ronald Gurrie, ot Pemberton Portage
was in  to an Ibis week.
i.m. Very good, but with all due deference
to every one concerned, 1 shall be obliged lo
you if you will inform me what j;ood n night
watchman would be, or a dny one for that
matter, with our present supply of waler, a
supply lhat can only be dished out in buckets or by the jiigfitU. Wlral wc want are hydrants and hose.
Tha Government, I believe, make grants
annually to n lar[;c numbei of towns for this
purpose.. Why shouldn't we obtain lhe same
.t.1fo.    I   would suggest that a deputation of
Mr. and Mrs. F. S. Baden, and Men
pr,. CUrk and Roberts, with their guide I ()   f        _..___    „..,.„„„„„  „„„„,,„ „,„,
Frank Gott, returned on Tuesday from
res, ■ p.
rail I 'i   ei
>epi*ice for 1901 commencing June ?oth, i°o\
Pour Days
Across the CcntSnsnt
This, is th. fastest and best equipped imin
crossing tht -pontinent, If you are goir>g EpKt
there arc some fucts regartUng this service*,
nd the Bcenery along tbe Canadian P^ciVtc
Rv. which you ^l.uuld know.
Thc lime is (trrapged to pass the -^lrat-.v)
scenic feature^ of the line during daylight'
Pamphlets  furnished fret*  on application to
any C. 1'. R. Agent or to
.NO. 4 K.-W.-O. BLOCK, NBL80K, P, C,
Gobi, ftil,-er Lnail nmi Copper Mipas wnnled at the RXCHAKQU,
FR15E 11II.UNU i.iUl.li  (iropertieo wanted at oure for JBwBiern for
r-'i'tii-s liavinu mininp property for f»ln are renneeted to eend anuiple
}   of tbeir orf to tlie J,XOrj,VMO£(or exhibition.
V '''':' desire to hear irom prospector, who have promising niinstiiliiluiBM
■    in British Columbia..
) Proopetilor, mul mining men are req'i.-nletl to make the  iXQlJASMK
\   Ihejr lit?tir]qnarturi when in Nelson,
f All ppuiple* t.'hou d lie nut, Ir. express rUKPAIp,
^ Oorrespondeni'B solicited,   Address nil noinuinuii'.itiona t«
\   Telephone No. 104.   V. 0. Box 700.
fi fishing trip op Oayoosh Creek, whore
tbe party enjoyed line sport- The real
hunting trip, however, will be in the
Philcoten country.
How  la Salt a claim;,
"I Irish you would explain to me ail
about this salting of clainiB tb%t I bear
»o much about," said a mteii-cved tender toot to a grizzly old miner who was
panning about six ounces of pulverized
quart/.. "I don't see why they want
to salt a claim, ami 1 don't understand
how they do it.
'.'Well, you nee, a hot =easnn like thi-
they have to salt '.he claim lots of limar
to keep it. A fresh claim is alright for
a fresh tenderfoot, but the old tina-re
won't look at anything but a pickled
•'You  know  what   quartz   ie,   very
Well, every claim has rmarlz, eame
more and some ItHs. You find out how
jnany quartz there aie, and then put
in so many pounds of salt to the quail.
Wild cat claimB require more sail,
because the wild cat spoils qiiii'kci
than anything else."
"Sometimes you catch a pucker, too,
and you bave to put, him in brine or
you lose liim. That's one reancn why
thoy salt a claim.
"Then, again, you often gruUstnKe a
"Whatia a crub stake?"
"Well, a grub stake iB a slake that
the boy, bang their grub on so Ihey
can carry it. Lots of mining men have
been knocked cold by a blow from a
grub ttMte.
"What I wanted to say, though was
explain ibeir views to him on this subject. I
am quite satisfied that the hydrants and hoke
will be forthcoming.
1 tremble to think of tvhnt would be the
result if afire should break eut this winter.
The icene la"t week at Atkui's store was
Inn funny for anything. Buckets, jugs and
washbasins'.    What a tarGe.
Yours truly,
K. 3. COYLE,
A. O, P.A.,
YaneoUTQfi B. C.
A seat,
Litton, B.C.
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.'     '
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■: &
Qarka o\ Co., at the Pioneer Drug Store,
hnve the best Block of Fishing Tackle ever
brought into Lillooet. Lovers af the gentle
art will lind the bast of everything, nnd r.a..
obtain full information us to local conditions   and   requirernents.
Mineral Act, 1896.
[Form F.l
Certificate oi improvements.
Alhambra,Night n»wt. Mntrer»IHia. Lur.
(rnn I^*eti*il So. 1 inti Lfcr,*a Fraction
Ko. 2 Mluerrti Clulmi situate In tht Lillooet MlQlug birielen of Lillooot District.
tvhere locaud : Cariwaliafier Craek.
ThIk notle.a that I, A. a. Braukatt, Free llln
er'a eertifieate Ne. B i»lr>7, Agent ter Hinox
^itiibua, Free Micar'a Cartillcate Ne. B 18166
intend, sixty days from th, data hereef, to
apply to the illning Recorder for a Certificate
of Tmprov8Uii*Bls. h,r the purpcm of obtaining
thia: you will, probably, at first, strike " Cr''.w1.1 •**mti°J the above ciatm,
free  milling  poverty,  witli indications
of something else. Then you will, no
doubt, sink till you strike bed-rock, or
a true fissure gopher hole, with traced
"That's the time lo put in your salt.
You can nhoot it into the ehaft. with
a double- barrelled shot-gun or wt il
ami apply it with a vhite-vcash brush.
Jf people turn up Iheir noses at. your
claim then, anil say it is a snide, and
ty.s\\ there is someUilng rotlcu iu Den-
And further take no'k'a thot nation, under
saetton 87. must ba rommencad befere the. la
suat.ee of sueb Certificate of tmproTemenla
bated ihis slxljeulh day of July, WOl.
A.B. UkA' 'KBTT.
The Seaton Lnlte Saw Mill will be closed
down lor ihe time heint>,
Mr. E. S. Peters is in charge of the yard
ind will attend to all oroerv
All accounts will  be  paid   lo  Mr. I'etera,
wh^ is authorized to collect tlv: same,
OXv-i:yi-i v    A:.--' -\.
ti'.icoet. S. C.
Miners Supplies
Farm Implements
Harness & Saddlery
Furniture, etc..
All onler? promptly attended to.
v li
Mining Properties
Properties Bonded
Royal Hotel,
Sucker Creek, B.C.
Central point for Bridge
Kiver Miners and Prospectors, (lood accommodation,    -    -     -   -
Stable in connection
Home Grown
Fruit and Oninnionial Traes, Roses,
Shrubs, Vines, Hulbs, Hedge Plants,
Extra choice stock cf Peach, Apricot, Phim,
Cherry and Prune Trees.    New importation ol
first-clRjii Khododendren*-,   Rose*,   Clerpatis,
Bay Trees, Hollies, etc.
•go.oon to chose from, No agents nor com-
mission trv pay: Orders dug in one da*] you
get it the next, No fiumgniing nor inspecrlon
pharges. Greenhouse plantnt, agricultural im-
elements, fertilizers, bee suj plies, otc, Largest nnd most complete Fiock in the province.
S'.:iid fnr catalotuc or v.ill and make your sel*
ection.': before placing your orders.    AddrtKa
fia. J. HENRY, Vancouver
Don't Forget the Ashcroft Tailor
I have )ubI roceired rltrcct Irnra Scotland th« bssttoloutlonoITwaoda, Wonuda, 8etm
Parting! tn tho Interior,   H:tfi.*i',.!-.i',jn KuarHnieod.
THOMAS McCOSK, Merchant Taller, Ashrroft, n. C
i _«• V h __M 91 I _T_f. I ___■ _y
The now stage Hue leaves Lytton every Monday wl
Friday for Ullooet, returning next day. Special trips.
macje,    Write us for information.
Peter Rebagliati A Co., Lvtton  B, C.
G eneral Ilui-dware,
Paints, Oil? and Varnishes,
Stoves, En a i nelei 1 Iron
and Tinware,
Miners Steel, t'icks, shovela, »te„ Wire Cable
und Ituipel Wlro fonclziK,
Cariboo snd Lillooet
Stage Lines.
ClintrtB  nnd   wny  pointe,  Monday.
Wednesday anil Ki'idny.
AU ji,>iots  in  Cariboo, Monday's.
;ind Friilay.
Lillooot rlirpct, Momlay nnd Friday,
Forks ol UiiBsiH'lle,  and way jwinu,
State* OOBIiect with kteamerCharlottn
a> Sodn croidt.
S(;e«ial Cii'nreyani'r!3 Fnrnhlitd.
Advertwe iu TltePros
c.   nAV
4,0XA1,   PROP.
Bus mr-c's all Flftin.ers.    Tpnmlng by ciny
01   cuntrnct.     Bags xod h<*«■*«& for
hire nt mod wat« rales.
J. MacMillan, Proprietor,
LYTTON, - - B. •
This  weil   known  hotel   i*
First-class in every respects
Sample room   frof.
Eoad The Prospector
$2 a yeax.


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