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Vol. 3» No, ji.
$2.00 a year.
GJSnsn_.__^j_jL,   isAxzx^cxxjLi&rr
Miners Supplies.
Branch Store at Bridge Kiver where a
I full stock of General Merchandise and Min
ers Outfits are on hand.
\¥&, Dunlop, General Merchant, Lillooet, B.Cj.
f Paul Santini,
I Cerriee a full stock of all kiwis of Groceries, D.y   Goods,   B_>ts  and  Shoes,
Hardware, etc.
_=loisr___D_a iHOt-L.
I.iiiooet. li. C.
f-RKD. II.   NELSON, Proprietor.
nifil*   It..hum   fnr    t'otiimt-rciat    Travellers.
Livery Stable iu Connection, tin* wants
tuambnat tor g-nrHtK to and-from
A .JiTMon   Lake ami Cri.t^a
Hiver j.oiuia.
Hotel Victoria,
This lietel being new and tliorou»ViI? finislied throughout ie the only first
class hotel in I.iiiooet. Persons calling at 1.1 looet will receive every attention by
•topping at the Hotel Victoria. Good stabling in connection wttti tlie liotel. Head-
tu«rur» for the Lillooet-Lytton stage.
•    •••••      CHAIItllM    MODItHATIC.      086000
, The Bar ie supplied with the best Wines, Liquors and Cigars. -
_ Stage leaves Lytton every Tuesday itnd Saturday morn-
ling for Lillooet, returning next day.    Special trips made.
If you contemplate atrip into Lillooet district, write us for information.
CAMERON & HURLEY     ■:-    Lytton and Lillooet, B I
A.. G. ttAX3A.GlL,XArrX,
General Dealer
Full  line   of   Groceries,  Dry  Goods,  Boots   and  Shoes
Ohothing and Hardware.    Miners' Supplies.
Kamloops, B.C.
furniture of every description,  Carpets,  inoleum,  Window Shades, Cornice Poles, etc.
Canadian Pacific Navigation Company.
«*— m ___*___.__ St«*rn«™ lor Skitgnav and A1r**_« points leave Victoria every Wednesday
rQW   Hlobll«*   evening nnd Vaui-rtuver cv.rT TliuiHtL-.y lit 1 p.m.
Steamer* for B. V. Northern roi n hi-leave Victoria aiul Vancouvur weekly.   Regular «tearacr!«
f.1 all Krilitb t94usUb>«porHi-.   rarlieuUrs on nrolicatioa. C, S." UAXTlC.t , <L I'. .
Subscribe for The Prospector.
A petition was in circuiation thia week
which bat been forwarded to the post
master-general, asking lhat the application of Win. Cumming, jr., be accepted,
and that lie receive the appointment of
postmaster at Lillooet, made vacant by
tlie resignation of It. II. Brett. The petition wns largely signed by represents
tire people, who were unanimous that
Mr. dimming be appointed. As far as
The Prospector can learn there has been
no other applicants and as Mr. Cumming ie a reputable citizen and has the
confidence of the people Mr, Gailiher,
M. P., will no doubt do Lis utmost to secure the appointment which will gt*sr
satisfaction to the general public.
S.iye the Fort Steele Prospector: "The
effort of any newspaper to build up a
t iwu is practically nullified unless it is
backed up by the business men. No
'own ever grew without tbe assistance
af its newspaper. Nor can a paper grow
and build up its locality without tbe assistance of the (own. Business men
should realize this and remember tbat
in giving support to a newspaper they
are not only building up their own business, but are helping to support that
which is working steadily for tbe benefit of the whole community.''
The second series of fistic encounters
between our member and the laical representative came off on the same ground
last week. The attendance was not as
large as on the last occasion on account
of tbe suddenness of the onslaught. We
.ire pleased to state that our member
showed improved form, but there ia still
plenty of work for Ids trainer. By closer
attention to the details of exercise he
may be able to eat tlie Cherry at the
neit encounter. The kinetscope rights
are now open to tender.
An important matter which was overlooked at the public meeting last Friday
evening, was the question of a cemetery
site. The govemtueiitfwill readily grant
any reasonable amount of ground asked
for and we hope our member will attend
to this matter. As soon as satisfactory
arrangements are made a committee
should take tlie matter in hand and see
about putting the graveyard in a respectable condition.
Tbe World says it is reported in political circles that Hon. P. M. Eberts, at-
ornoy-general, is to be appointed to a
position on tbe bench shortly and that
bis place as attorney-general Is to be
filled by a leading well-known politician
and barrister from the mainland.
A rich lu'lv cured of her Deafnew and Nofpes
in the Head by Dr Nichuktori's Artificial Kar
Dm m*. gave |JO,(XW to his Institute, no that the
dertf people unable to procure tlie Kar Drums
may Imvc-them free. Address So. 14823 Tho
Nicholson Institute, "80, Eighth Avenue, New
York,    .8.A.
J. H. Anthony.
(Successor* tn .    Stevenson,
Htmnung entabliahed ls&l.
General flerchandise and
Miners Supplies.
Silverthorn Bros. Props.
LYTTON, - - B. C.
First-class in every respect,
Choice  Wines,   Liquors
and Cigars. Sample
roon*   free.
Tbe Queen Resting Place.
Within sight of Windsor Castle, jn the
ground's of Frogmore House, .stands the royal
mausoleum built by Queen Victoria for the
Prince Consort's burial place. In 'lie house
close by, her mother, the Duchess of Kent,
lived fill her death, a few months before that
of Prince Albert. She too rests in a mausoleum at Frogmore.
The building erected by the Queen for her
husband's tomb is one of thc most beautiful of
its kind. Its interior is decorated in the Italian style, with exceeding richness, colored
marbles, white statuary marble, bronze ornamentation and Mosaics, all being of the costliest description.. The Queen shrank from
the thouqht of her beloved Albert, who was
by nature bright and joyous, resting in the
dark crypt beneath St. George's chapel, which
George III had designed for the tombs of his
Several years were spent by the Queen in
elaborating.the details of the splendid mausoleum, ft has been guarded with absolute
privacy. On the anniversary of the Prince
Consort's death, year by year members of the
royal family gathered in seclusion around the
massive sarcophagus under the octagonal lantern crowning the building.
The touching inscription " Here at Last I
Shall Rest Wilh Thee in Christ, Shall Rise
Again," indicates the Queen's wish to be laid
herself to rest in thc mausoleum.
The royal burial place for the sovereigns of
Britain is in St. George's Chapel, Windsor,
where the original Wolsey Chapel or Tomb
House has beeu restored and superbly decorated, and is now known as the Albert Memorial Chapel, This contains a sarcophagus of
Prince, and here the Prince ot Wales' son,
Prince Albert Victor, was buried in 1892.
Wlctorla Day.
It is to be hoped the necessary steps will be
taken to perpetuate the spring time holiday
which has been the delight of Canadian youth.
The queen's birthday came at a time of the
yea/ peoriinrily appropriate for a public holiday. The Easier time is likely to be a little
too cold in this cHmate, and the national dav,
Dominion Day, a little too warm. Thus the
delightful Maytime holiday which has been
enjoyed by young and old and during sixty
years and more, hrs come to be looked upon
as the chosen day of the year. It has become
an institution with us. something like a transplanted May*day. No other holiday could.
quite take its place, and to be without it altogether would be to part wfth one of the not
too many occasions of innocent enjoyment.
Moreover, whatever future may be in store for
Canada, it is well to commemorate the fact
that the moulding of the young nation took
place during thebeneficient reign of thekindly,
the womanly, the peace-loving queen. It may
some day be written that the reign of Victoria
say thc utmost height of British power, of
British prestige, of British influence, of British
achievement. For us in Canada there will be
also to say, in that event, that the long reign
of Victoria saw tbe union of the two Canadas,
the confederation of British North America,
the rise of a new nation in the west. By all
means let us have the queen's birthday preserved to us as Victoria day.—Montreal Star.
Inscription on Queen Victoria's Coffin.
The following is the inscription on the coffin of Queen Victoria:
Screnissimae potentissimae.
l_t exellentissimae
Victor iae
Dei Gratia Britanniarium
Fidci defensoris
rEt Indi imperalricis.
Obit XXII Diejanuarii.
Anno Domini MDCCCCI.
Aetalis suae LXXXII.
a The literal translation, is as follows;
" The remains of her most serene, powerful
and excellent Majesty, Victoria, by the Grace
of God Queen of the Britains, Defender of the
Faith, and Empress of India.
She died on January 22nd, in the year of
our Lord, 1901, and in the 82nd year of her
A Uood ?urffe*tlon.
Our suggestion that the king's birthday be
fixed on as the date for the annual Thanksgiving is well received, as is also that of adopt*
the 24th of May for Empire day. The king's
birthday, following as it does on the 9th of
November, comes close to the time at which
we usually celebrate Thanksgiving, while to
make the proposed change for Empire day we
should havelo move one day forward, Empire
day being now observed 0:1 the 23rd of May.
—Mail and Empire.
In Black and White.
Scores of black men have been hanged or
burned in the States for assaults on women.
The three white men of Patterson, N. J., who
brutally assaulted a girl and killed her too, get
a term of imprisonment apiece. That's the
truth in black ami white.—Hamilton Herald.
A Tot onto cf-BpStch sayt there are
strong Indtctatlona that Mr. R. T_. Borden. K. C. M P., Halifax, will be selected ai tbe leader of the Con'ervAtive
party, when tbe opposition convenes in
caucus M Ottawa.
Thc public meeting which was announced
in last issue to discuss the needs ami requirements of the town and district WAS held in
Santini's hall on Friday evening, with a large
and representative attendance.
At eight o'clock Mr. T. P. Reed took the
chair, W. M. Brandon acting as secretary.
After a few remarks by the chairman the business of the meeting was open for discussion.
Dr. Sanson addressed the meeting at some
length, concerning the hospital question and
the appointment of a coroner for Lillooet district and brought forth sound argument why
these matters should come to a head and
the necessity of attending to them at once.
The district was the only one in the province
that did not have a hospital or coroner, and
the member was negligent tn not attending lo
his duties in a better  manner.
He wished to impress on our member that it
was a matter of perfect indifference whether a
man is a supporter or non-supporter, that all
are interested in the district, that all contribute their mite to the provincial revenue ami
that we are all entitled to our rights as fellow
citizens and fellow men and our hearty cooperation depends in a great degree the future
prosperity and development of West Lillooet,
A. W. Smith, M. P. P., on rising thanked
lhe audience for electing him by such a large
majority and trusted they would continue to
give him their support in tbe future. He remarked that he had succeeded in getting an
appropriation for the enlargment of the jail,
but up to date it had not been expended, notwithstanding the pressure he had brought to
bear, also an addition to the school was necessary which he would try and secure, the establishment of a mining recorder's office, jail and
constable for the Bridge river section, also the
completion of the Bridge road and the repairing of the creek bed to prevent the overflow
of water on the Main street tn thc town. As
far as the medical appropriation for the Bridge
River district was concerned, it was an outlying portion of thc district and he had been
requested to secure an appropriation and didso
out of consideration for the miners. As to a
hospital he had never expressed himself against
such an institution and had recommended the
appointment of a coroner, but so far it had
not been made.
During Mr. Smith's remarks referring to
the medical appropriation for Bridge river, Dr.
Sanson contradicted his statement that the appropriation was solicited and stating that it
was entirely premature and while not wishing
to deprive the miners of Bridge river of medical attendance, yet there must be something
to justify it and that Mr. Smith was not noted
for his considerations unless he had an ulterior
After a few more passages between these
two gentlemen the business of the meeting
James Rowbottom made a few remarks referring principally to the hospital, moved and
seconded by E. S. Peters: "That it is proposed
that our member do his best to get a hospital
for Lillooet."    Carried unanimously.
E. S. Peters addressed the meeting concerning bridges across the Bridge river, and mcv-
ed, seconded by Dr. Sanson: " That there
be an appropriation for two bridges across the
Bridge river, to cost in the aggregate$3,5_o."
Carried unanimously.
C. D. Wray asked Mr. Smith why had not
the men been paid for the clearing out the McGillivray creek trail last spring. The Cayoosh
creek road was also discussed and Mr. Smith
was asked to clear up the reports in circulation
as to the non-payment for the work which had
been done.
Mr. Smith and A. McDonald, road superintendent, answered both enquiries, by reading letters from the government engineer, saying that there was no money for these matters
at present, but th y would be attended to.
S. A. Macfarlane took up the matter of
road improvements in the town and vicinity.
tie pointed out that thc revenue obtained
from the tewn alone last year amounted to
$1,500 and urged that necessary work should
l>e proceeded with as soon as possible. Among
other things he contended that the creek
should be deepened so as to prevent the flooding of the streeT during the winter and also
that at least three crossings should be laid
down on the Main street for the convenience
of thc general public.
Mr. Smith agreed witli Mr, Macfarlane's re-
marks and promised that the work would be
taken up and carried through.
Moved by J. S. Belt seconded by D. Hurley "lhat Mr. Smith do his utmost to have
thc Bridge river road transferred into a
wagon road and completed this year." Carried unanimously.
Moved by Dr. Sanson seconded by E. S.
Peters, "lhat the government oflice at Lillooet be raised to the dignity of a gold commissioner   and    governmenr    agent   office.''
Moved by A. Lochore seconded by J. S.
Bell, "that Mr. Smith be instructed to do his
utmost to secure an {appropriation to widen
out the Lillooet-Lytton road. Carried unanimously.
Moved by Dr. Sansjn seconded by E. S.
Peters, " that the addition to the present jail
l« built in the rear of the lot in which the jail
now stands.    Carried.
Moved by Dr. Sanson seconded by A.
Lochore, " that any appropriation which might
1« given as a subsidy to a resident physician
in Lillooet district, 1* devoted to a hospital.
Carried unanimously.
A vote of thanks was tendered thc chairman
and secretary and the meeting adjourned.
Will l>e ut Lytton Tlil_ Week und
IJroti_lit to I. i) 1. h ict . 11 Once uiul
Shipped to tlie Mine. Tlie Ic»
on. the IUvcr In flood.
Mr. J. Dunlop received word tli'f week
tbat the machinery for tha five-stamp
mill tor the Mines Exploration I.M., the
owners of the Lorne mines, had been
shipped from San Francisco on January
31st, and that it would he at r.ytton this
week and be sent on to Lillooet at once.
Three tenders are in for taking the
machinery to the mine from S 'aton lake,
but aa yet it is not announced who has
the contract.
The ice on Bridge river iB in good condition and the machinery will be taken
through, easily after getting over Mission
ArrangemeutB have been made at the
mine for the mill and will be put in position as soon as it is on tlie ground. The
mill will be ready to grind up tho lich
rock of the Lorne-Woodchuck early this
The annual general meeting of the
shareholders of the Bend'Or Mines, Ltd.
will be held in the head ollices of the
company, Vancouver, on Monday, the
4th day of March, 1901, to elect directors
and other officers in place of those
retiring; to receive the report of
the retiring directors for their term of
office, nnd to transact any other business
that may be brought up.
Tlie Claims tf ilie Province.
Ottawa, Feb. 1.—Messrs. Dunsmuir
and Eberts interviewed the committee
of thc cabinet yesterday, at which Sir
Wilfrid Laurier, Sir Richard Oartwright
Messrs. Bluir, Fielding, Sifton and 1'at-
ereon were present,
Mr. C. II. Lugrin, who was there by
special request, was asked by Mr. Dunsmuir to state the claims of British Columbia for railroad subsidies. lie addressed the committee for nearly an
hour on the Ooast-Koolenay line, tlie
Island railway, the all-Canadian line,
and the improved connection with the
White Pass and Yukon.
Mr. Eberts then dealt at length with
the demands made by the province in
connection with the fisheries, the Chinese head tax and other subjects, setting
forth the claims of tho province by reason of the exceptional large contributions to the federal revenue,
Mr. Dunsmuir participated actively in
the discussions of the several questions.
In the afternoon, MessrB. Dunsmuir
and Eberts discussed with Hon. Clifford
Sifton questions affecting the Indian reserves. The British Columbia case is
now fully befoie the ministry heie, and
there is good prospect of a favorable result. The degree of interest taken by
Sir Wilfrid and his colleagues is exceptional.
Mr. Dunsmuir goes to New York and
Mr. Eberts goes to Montreal. They will
not be back in Victoria fer two weeks.
La Gacetta, a paper published in
Guadalajara, Mexico, part in English
and part in Spanish, prints in a prominent place the following: "Will the
gentleman a ho embraced my wife at the
entrance to the post office about 9 o'clock
Thursday evening please send liis photograph for my album oi heroes, lie will
greatly oblige J. I."
First Citizen (indignantly)—How can
such a mnn get elected to congress?
Se.'ond Citizen,—Oh 1 Prosperity covers a multitude of sin I
[The Prospector publishes communications
from all parties who write on matter- of public
interest for imblicution, but disclaims any responsibility for the opinions expressed.]
Ao'iuiiti,   Sport.
EDITOR PROSPECTOR- Sir:   Your Pavilion
correspondent commenting on a sculling match
is most commendable. An amateur championship event on Seaton lake, to he held on
Dominion day, would 1* worthy of witnessing.
It would he the first display (tf "measuring
blades " in Lillooet district and I might add,
the first in inland waters. The sheet uf water
on Seaton lake U fully as good as Purrard Inlet, if not superior. Why then not have thc
rising generation of Lillooet, who by the way
conlaint notable athletes, arrange a program
for th ensuing summ.r. 1 for one would
g'arl'y extend my hand towards the success of
uc'i an affair. J. N. J. Uroivx. '•A  WOMAN   LIFT'S  HER  LOVER."
So pur?, bo ■twect'y gocil sha U,
Co bopeksaly ahorc j iiul
White ..■'.'        he to;
Why ahould ihe ever love you?
Vet Let thia thought your -ul heart stir:
A woman litis lu r lover,
And you bliall grow more like to Iter
While you're R-winoinj; ot her,
—Fraacii Sterne Palract i_ Ctntury.
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^    A Lyuchluu- Party That Stopped to    _
tl Play l'oker. H
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"Ever hear Hie story of how the sot™
of diamonds, which filled the inside
straight, saved nn Innocent man from being lynchedV" asked the former deputy
sheriff. "Sounds like a weird narrative,
e'.t'l Bul It's nil true, (or I was near by
nl the ti:::.', .'mil I got the facts from n
mnn who was in tlie parly which had
beeu sent to overtake a young chap sus-
pi: till uf a ciinic.
"Il was ihis way," continued the d.epr
nly as he tilled his pipe anil got hack
where the breeze could do him most good.
"I was railroading in those days at u
small place called Benson, Nol far from
ns was a bigger town, and we were a
sort of branch village. One morning we
got word from Wilton, which was the
larger town, that old man Whitesides
nnd his son had been murdered anil the
place robbed. We got only a few of tlie
details, lint llieje were enough to show us
that a desperado bail done the trick. No
mini in tiie city lind stood higher in the
public esteem than Whitesides. and when
it was known thai he had been killed
lynching talk was rife. Everybody seemed to hit on n young fellow named Mc-
I.oy as tlie murderer, and the fact tint
lie had disappeared nn lhe night of the
murder without paying ids board hill or
saying when he would return added
strength to the belief that he was the
murderer. Mostly had been in the city
for a couple of months and was working
some insurance scheme. He had been
figuring on old man Whitesides as a possible policy taker, and the townsfolk argued that McLoy knew the ins nnd outs
of his way of living. Tlie son was there
with him only part of the time. Tlie two
bodies were found in ihe library by a
servant n good many hours after the
crime had been committed. Tlie police
found absolutely no clew on which to begin. It was found that the safe had been
robbed nf n good deal of cash, nud lhe
entire house had been rummaged.
"About 7 p. m. a telegram came from
Benson that McLoy was stopping there,
and a detective was sent to place him
under arrest. An effort was made to
keep lhe fact quiet, but before lhe officer
had left to arrest his man il was known
throughout lhe city that something was
al'iout to drop. Just as soon ns the populace found that Mrl.ny was in roach of a
inob it was agreed to no over and take
him from the officer and lynch him on thc
spot. This suggestion met with such favor thai the mob wns soon organized aud
on its way to intercept the detective and
Ills prisoner. Watson, the detective, was
notified by wire that the mob would endeavor to find him, and lie was told to
keep under cover until lie could deliver
his man for safe keeping.
"Watson arrested his man without any
trouble, and McLoy said it was a big
mistake, as be could prove. All he asked
« as to be properly protected from a wild
luoli. The officer guurantoBd him a safe
trip to the jail at Hawley. whore he
would lie fully protected. Watson got a
second message from Wilton advising
him to take an out of the way route and
10 hide his tracks.
"Watson wns acquainted with tlie
country, nnd he decided to tnke lhe hack
route to Hawley. lie handcuffed liis
prisoner and started off in a trail, wlii'o
n blinding ruin began to fall. This did
not interfere with his speed, and the
horse raced blindly, for it was a safe
gamble that McLoy would be lynched,
guilty or not, if caught. YVatsnn appreciated his position, ami ho got so ashamed of himself thai be unlocked the prisoner's handcuffs and made him hold the
umbrella so ns to gel some protection
from the rain. The officer was in a pickle, however, when he got lo 11 stream
nnd found that it was swollen too much
to lie crossed, and there wns nn other
route to tnke W Hawley without running
right into lhe nrms of the pursuers. It
was black dark. Watson acted quickly,
lie drove back a short distance to nn old
house, drove bis loam far into tlie swamp
to hide il and then returned to lhe shack
to get out of lhe rain. The place was not
occupied, and Watson said he would wait
there until the stream could be crossed.
"Tiie officer and the prisoner hud not
been in the house nil hour before Ihey
beard voices, and in n moment Ihey knew
thai the pursuers were upon them, This
was bad. Watson sneaked under the
bouse, and McLoy followed, and ia n Ill-
tie while six members of the mob came
in. They hnd lanterns, and they stood
over the prisoner, but Ihey did not know
"The rain kept beating down, and
there wns not much chance of anybody's
crossing tiie swollen stream thai night.
The pursuers had lo make the best of it.
They snt around in the damp room and
told how sweet vengeance would be when
Ihey enme upon tlie murderer. All lhe
while the rain continued lo pour, and lhe
six men goi lonely. After awhile one
small chap suggested lhat they play
cards, and then somebody hooted at the
suggestion, because no cards could be
found. But lhe little man was equal lo
tin- occasion, nml he brought out 11 deck
which had been free from the rain, i'or
nn hour they played seven up. which was
tiresome, and they had about decided to
let the cards nlotie wheu lhe snme little
man snid Hint poker would he a mighty
good proposition for n night like that.
"Well, lhe poker game wns stinted.
The men had In play on the lloor in lhe
light nf the one lantern, but when they
gut engrossed in the game they figured
mnre on the worth of a hand than on
their discomforts. They played a steady
game, without noting that the rain had
almost censed, nnd lhe betting had al
last got down to three of tlie players.
The others hud gone broke. The players
who stuck were there for what il was
worth, and they shiillled the damp enrds
nnd thought less every slnillle of the mnn
tbey had been sent lo kill. The short
mail was winning rig'11 along, and this
must liuve been due to the fact that he
knew the cards, for nt home he could
not have snt down nt a table witli the
.-lilerlv gentleman wl»o wns gambling
with him. But the game made lliem all
dual, and they played
Every word uttered at the table, ot.
■-nthcr, on the fio.ir, was heard by the
officer and his man. who were crouched
lamenth the house. The playing had at
last dwindled down to the slant man and
the elderly gentleman, Colonel Belotte,
and the latter got hoi as the cards failed
t, fall as he liked. Johnson, the short
chap, was still winning, and it had be-
<un to look ns it lie could win everything
in Bighl, end lie vs.. playing with thai
object in view. While they were gambling for stakes wjlieh got higher and
higher Watson nud his prisoner wcte
planning to escape. Watson called McLoy, and together ihey hurried from ".11-
der lhe house. The trap ens brought
out, ami Watson found that the stream
could be crossed with litil ' no danger.
Accordingly ihey prepared to skip, and
they did manage 10 cross without the
least harm. Jnsl nfter ihey hnd reached
the other side of the stream the rain began pouring down again, and Watson
whipped liis horse and made him lly
through the muddy roads.
"I:' ihe meantime tlie gamblers were
siill at the enrds. They had remarked
that the rain was over, and Colonel Belotte. Mho bad Inn a small sum left, sa:d
lhat be would start as soon as he l< St
bin few chips, and il did look as if lhe
start would not be long delayed, for
Johnson was still winning. They were
getting near the end when thc rain he-
gan again—the uaiu Which had heen kind
enough to let Watson cross the stream
before it resumed its violence.
"'1 haven't much left here,' said Colonel Belotte, 'but as soon as this is gone
wo will continue onr journey. That inin,
however, will keep us on this side of the
stream if it doesn't hold up soon. Deal
the cards rapid*?, Johnson.'
"Rnpld dealing was Johnson's long
suit. There wns n jack pot, and one nr
two failures to open il made it sweet and
rich. This kept up until on a deal by the
colonel Johnson sai.l that he would open
the jack for $1. and tlio colonel had tn
come in at that price, even If he had lo
drnw another hand. When the bets had
been made, Johnson snid he wanted one
card, nnd then tho colonel began to figure, lie found thnt lie hnd the four, the
live, the six nnd the eight of broken suits,
and a seven wns needed to make the
straight. He thought for n moment, nud
ho remembered thnt he had lost n score
of plantations, as lie thought, on drawing
for inside straights, and he bad always
sworn not to do it again, but something
prompted him, aud. like Johnson, ho took
one card. He determined .tn hot all he
had, seven or no seven, nnd all of the
men in tlie room were lounging around,
and the guns looked bad for n poker
place. Johnson looked at his card without changing his expression, nnd then he
bet 11 handful of dollars. The colonel
enme back at him and was met with another raise, lie met this with his Inst
chips, which, hy the way. were nails Ink-
en from nn old keg in tlie corner, and
then he looked nt his fifth card. Sure
enough it was the seven of diamond!),
The colonel lind filled his first inside
" 'Is my check good for s raise?" he
" 'As good ns lhe gold,' replied the
willing Johnson, who was feeling safe
behind three big aces.
"The colonel shoved In a check which
was written on a blank paper, and thc
call was mnde by Johnson. When Be-
lotto raked in Ihe stack, Johnson looked
like n man who hail heen hit by a trolley
car. and he did nol know how to tnke
it. But tlie game went on, the luck
changed, and in au hour more Johnson
hnd lost his last dollar,
" 'Now. just to show that you were not
playing fair,' said the colonel, 'I nm going to return to these gent lemon all that
thoy lost, and you can go back home the
best wny you can. 1 don't want nny
cheat to go on n lynching trip with me.
Now you get right out In the rnin nnd
burn the wind or you might get some
lend added to your weight.' "
The deputy sheriff L-ot up.
"But bow about the lynching that nil-
prevented by the seven of diamonds?"
anxiously asked u man across the table.
"Oh. yes! Why, sure." said I lie deputy, "I almost forgot that. Well, you
know tbe rain kept the party back until
Belotte got almost broke, and then that
inside straight kept lhe game going until
Watson hail time to escape to Hawley
with McLoy."
"But was McLoy lynched?" anxiously
asked another,
"Certainly not," replied the deputy.
"He proved an alibi; but even before this
wns done the real murderer, a negro, was
found nnd banged. McLoy still hns that
greasy seven spot of diamonds, nnd you
couldn't get it from him for $1,000,000."
—New York Sun.
Americans    Are    Now    More    Clever
'limit ChlncHc uud Japn.
"The  older genera I ion  of   theater  go-
I ers  will  no doubt  recall  tho troupe of
; Japanese acrobats and jugglers that cre-
i nted  such  a  sensation  in  this  country
j some years ago," said a retired theatrical
manager recently.    "It was the one to
j  which 'Little All Right' belonged.    The
1 Japs and Chinese used to be considered
the best jugglers nud equilibrists in thc
I world, but they are far behind the Americans of today.   Their big reputation has
heen overshadowed long ago.
"The company I have just mentioned
caught the people by the novelty of their
tricks. Ity the wry, the nickname of
•All Rig t' was given lhe linie fellow
because of the slrnitl ho would always
give his fattier v hen tbey were about
to perform some hiring acrobatic feat.
'A' ri' tlie hoy would pipe when he was
reaily to be tossed by liis father head
over heels in lhc ail-. Tlie name tickled
the fancy of the populace und became a
valuable trademark in lhe troupe. When
Ihe Little All Right company went out
oi' existence, it was sold for u good round
tui. It vvns stolen afterward by some
fake company, aud 11 long lawsuit resulted.
"Von   may   remember   that   Little   All
Right used to slide down an inclined wiro
I  from the lirst  balcony  10 the footlights,
keeping his balance by means of 11 paper
umbrella,   Il was then regarded ns mnr-
I  veloiis.  There are performers today who
! do tiie same tiling lu evening dress while
smoking a cigarette and wilh nothing to
( balance  them   except   their  bare  bunds.
1  Alter   the   white   aeiobats  had   time  to
practice ihey heal tlie Japs i_ their own
game.   Panto  thing  with juggling.   Our
follows soon caught on anil boat tho orientals nt ever) turn.
"1 remember one of the most fetching
things thc Chinese did was to keep n lot
of jiaiier bntierllies in the nir by the aid
of a fan. Tlie uninitiated never discovered Ihut these butterflies were kept in tlie
air exactly the same distance above the
head of the performer by moans of nn invisible silk thread attached to them. No
Chinaman attempted to do the trick without the thread, but iu n little while a
number of American jugglers did lhe
j same butterfly trick without thc help of
j the invisible threads.
"Tlie feat was beautiful nud attractive,
but after awhile il became so cheapened
by constant use that it was dropped from
the bills of nil first class places of amusement and relegated to the cheap side
show tents, along with most of the Chinese nnd Japanese acrobat* and jugglers."
Turtle  . Islicra of TenneH.ee,
Perhaps the dreamiest, laziest existence iu America is tbe life on the southern rivers in summer. It is al this season
of the your thut thousands of people,
men, women nnd children, nre to be seen
catching turtles, hunting pearls, collecting mussel shells, fishing on the snud
burs, capturing water snakes or dragging
submerged walnut logs from the water.
Hundreds of shanty bonis taking fish
nnd bartering all sorts of goods with lhe
unlives ply from oue landing to another,
The river people nro satisfied With no
other moile of existence nnd*™rely ever
abandon its seductive charm.
The Tennessee river Is the greatest
fresh water turtle stream in the world,
nnd Ihe Cumberland is famous for iu
prolific turtle fields. The Tennessee has
its source in the mountains and cuts its
way through a rocky country, rendering
It perfectly clear nl normal depth. The
turtle of the clear streams, though smaller, nre more valuable in tbe markets
than Ihe huge monsters laken from the
muddy Mississippi. There are huge initio pens along tlie Tennessee river, where
hundreds of them are kept securely arter
being captured. Some Unties have been
taken from the Tennessee aud Mississippi rivers which lhe natives s.wcnr would
weigh from 'WO to 6l}0 pounds. These
enormous catches nre rare, atid the mnn-
ey is matle hy selling the smaller cities.—
Nashville Letter in Chicago Record.
Seven Have tlie Itlnnil Stnln,
You cannot always belieVe in the gen
ulneness of relics shown to you in F.u-
rope. Literary Paris, for instance, is
greatly agitated over the difficulty of deciding which is the genuine copy of
"I,'Ami du I'euple." which was stained
with the blood nf Marat when the revo
Unionist met his death nt lhe hands of
Charlotte Cordny. 811 far seven copies
hnve turned up. nil solemnly nceroilited
and all bearing the blood stain.—Ex
"You say he has adopted art as s pro
"Y'es; ho hns adopted it. But lie tronl.'
It like n cruel stopfuther lu a story book.'
-Washington Star,
It KiirfiKeil Ills Traveling Companion, hut  loulcil   tlie Itiibbers.
"Speaking of train robberies," said I
veteran railroad man, "did any of you
fellows ever hear thnt story about Major
Patterson? The .vara is not new," he
continued, "nnd I thought some of you
might have heard it before, but it hap-
pirns to be true and is worth tolling again,
"Years ago the major was traveling
on the railroad through western Kansas
when he fell into conversation with 1
very agreeable chap from St. iKiuis.
Train robberies were frequent in those
days, and wheu lhe conversation finally
turned lo that subject tlie St. Lopls 1111111
remarked that lie had an excellent
scheme for hiding* his money in such au
emergency. 'I simply put it under lhe
swentbnnd of my hat.' he said, 'and no
robber in tlie world would ever think of
looking there for cash.' With thnt he
pulled off his hnt and showed where h«
bad lfi2Q0 'planted' as he described.
"About an hour later lhe train wai
suddenly hultcd while it wns turning I
lonely ravine, 11ml In n few moments a
masked man entered tho car nnd began
to systematically loot the passengers.
while Iwo other robbers kept them covered wiili shotguns from the doors. Wheu
the fellow reached him, the major looked up coolly and declared he hnd less
than a dollar in his pocket. 'Now, il
you'll leave me that ami my walch,' h«
said, 'I'll tell you something worth know
lug. That fellow in thc next seat hat
$:.'oi) miller the swealband of bis hat.
'All right,' said the rubber; 'keep your
wnlch and chicken feed.' And lie proceeded to confiscate the other passenger's
"When the ngony was all over and the
marauders had departed, the St. Louis
man turned around, bursting with rage
and indignation. 'That was it dirty, low
down trick,' lie roared, 'uud I'm going to
hold you accountable for every cent of
my money!' 'I expected you to, my
friend,' replied the major quietly, 'and
bore is tlio amount. You see,' he added,
'I happen to be n paymaster in the United Snites army, and 1 have a matter of
$40,000 in this vnliso by my foot. Under
the circumstances I felt justified in temporarily sacrificing your lillle S","i0 to
divert attention. 1 shnli charge it up to
the government ns "extra- expense in
transportation  of  funds." '''
Tlie fllniit i:mi!sli.inui.
Daring liis short stay in Kuglnnd snms
yens ago ihe king of Portitgni frequent'
ly took various little trips by train Be
cretly and accompanied by only one of his
suit. Traveling down to Hatfield once in
n second class compartment, the Portuguese kin%' entered into conversation—
the king rponfcs English fluently—with s
typical, plain spoken "John Bull."
'■They seem lo be making 11 deal of fusa
over the king of Portugal, sir, who is now
in London. Have you seen him, might I
"Yes." replied tlie Englishman "He
ain't much of n king to look nt. Why,
sir, his stoninch ain't no fatter' and hii
face ain't no more intelligent than yours."
His majesty said nfterwontl lhat lis
could understand why ihe English penplt
wore called "plain spoken."
Iti-ir/H's Toffee Jnir.
A visitor who returned finm Brazil
snys that tlie whole country Is perpetual,
ly In.trrxlfntod hy coffee, It is brought ti
the bedside lhe moment one awakes and
just before sleep, al meals and lielween
meals, on going out and coming in. Men,
women ami Children drink It wilh lilt
same liberality, nnd it is fed to babies it
arms. The effect Is apparent In treinblinj
bands, twitching eyelids, yellow, dry skin
and a _irutin? excitability worse than
that produced by wliinky.-.
A woman is, never si; mad n» she la
when she sees a lliit Ihni Is teirihly
cheap right after some'' smooth ninn has
talked her nrrtiinil to buy an encyclopedia.
Ribeila and the Amur country possess
advantages v.,. >holhi 1.. ilmse of No:;k
Auk lien, Australia am' purl, ol Africa.
floiv thu Other-(ili-l Uuarilcr. Annoy
Her, Especially tf She Is Pretty.
The HonrdliiK House Child nnd the
l.onill.-uly Wlla !■ Concerned About
the Ham.
Girls who hoard in the same bouse regard one another as mortal enemies aud
when congregating for nn nfter tea lalk
invariably select lhe prettiest of the tribe
for a ruthless cross lire of remarks she
dare not lake offense at, says the Baltimore American. Her faults and bad
temper are aired for the edification of
the dapper clerk who is apparently being
won by her attractive ways, the said
young mau ut once receiving nil statements with credulity worthy of the veriest infant uud congratulating himself on
liis escape from being married lo 11 termagant.
fit course during tills exchange of confidences thc pretty girl Isn't within earshot, she is up stairs making herself
radiant for the caller who is to face tlio
ton riling house "line up." Along Inward
8 o'clock sonic of the men murmur about
engagements and steal away as if responsible to the entire household tot their
goings and comings. And after their departure the remaining ones, generally
women, figure on the probable destinations, ' W'ith a sprinkling of appropriate
sneers about the different girls certain of
tho male boarders are known to "rush."
In the midst of the excitement attendant ou such guesses the caller is ushered
in, and each person present takes a mental inventory of his hair and eyes, out of
clothes, size ami possibly .financial status.
If lie is ordinary looking the unanimous
opinion is that the new boarder "can't be
much, for she has such co: :nou company," while if he hear all the lillinarks of
good breeding and exclusive society they
at once conclude she is associating with
persons above her own station. Every
face expresses i.ucli. evident, interest in
tho caller and his potential mission' that
what has formerly seemed In hint ouly
a friendly visit develops suddenly into a
meeting fraught' witli most significant import: Sometime;* a member of tiie family
circle ventures au exchange, of pleasantries with the caller, informing him,
with that dangerously ingenuous nir of
candor Ihnt would .deceive the wisest,
that she "hotios he won't have long'to
wait. Miss Blank seems to lie rather deliberate about getting dressed, but thou
she has to work so hard all day that she
la probably tired at night and doesn't feel
iike fixing in a hurry." Which lhc young
man obediently swallows uud feels like a
veritable fiend to keep Miss Illtink out of
bed when she would probably rather be
sleeping. Incidentally he registers a vow
to call ouly nt Infrequent intervals on account of her desire for rest, and the girl
never knows what caused such cessation
of former visits.
When she finally sails Into the midst of
the gazing boarders and fifecty young
men, the other women give a despairing
glance ut her beauty and prepare to leave
her iu possession, but uot in that clever
manner by which members of private
households manage to give tlie impression that thoy ready have duties elsewhere. That would destroy lhe keen delight of annoying tlie pretty grill. So they
nil stund up as if moved by a common
Impulse nnd begin sidling toward the
door with a "we kilow-she wiil be angry
if we stay" expression occupying prominent position on their faces that gives
any novice flic idea he has been talked
over lit dinner by the girl so as to convey
the impression be is more than a friend.
The boarders count on just such a ecu-,
elusion and realize exultiugly that such
t significant action is enough to make a'
bashful man tnke safety In flight.      Si -•
The evident weight attached hy them
to a merely formal call nips' In tlie bud
what might have been a .full blown
courtship under more congenial conditions, anil Ihe girl writhes witli mortification nt what her intuition perceives, is a
plot to be revenged on her superior good
looks. After the Inst tiragglcr has departed there is time tor but n few coin-
monplnccs before somebody's young hopeful notes the open, door hud strolls in to
Inquire for "mnnimu." That neglectful
parent hns gone for a car ride'with 11
crony, nud the child is satisfied to remain
in thq, parlor until bedtime. The girl
can't object, nhd'yct she knows the caller
is thinking.uncomplimentary thoughts of
her surroundings.
During the eventful evening some amiable but taclless old lady starts 10 enter
the room and then bucks hnstily out,
apologizing ns she goes. She lias broken
up more matches than oven the boarding
house child, so it is affirmed, but is really
tho least Intentionally harmful of the assembly.
lly this time the cnllcr has despaired
of peaceful conversation and settled hack
to wait further developments. Doors are
slammed and locked with thai suggest-
iveness of bedtime exasperating lo a
caller, and persons filled with friendly
curiosity find'it necessary 10 make frequent errands past (he parlor door. Presently the light is turned dim lu the hall
us n hint thai gas must nut be wasted,
and the old maid of the establishment
begs pardon and Intrudes for n book she
hnsn'l left oil the piano. Even the young
uiaii sees through this subterfuge and if
the girl could only forget her sense of
constraint would hnve ia jolly evening do-
spite Obstacles. Hut she remembers the
volley of .chuff .she Rill have to receive
next morning from the break fust ers and
Imagines that keen though often kindly
eyes are noting ber- efforts nt entertaining, ftn'd a certain Inhospitable stiffness
creep's iiuto lit-r uuiuiior. Site 'finds herself answering at random, whereas' she
was formerly considered brilliant nt repartee, and the caller is puzzled and disappointed in her.
The big clock booms-oul 10- nml half
past, and lhe distracted girt, is. jflst Col:
iecting her thoughts sufficiently to atone
Homewhat for■ preceding vngitries when
the Voice of lhe .landlady Hunts down
from the second floor asking sweetly that
the gas be turned out "when your culler
goes; : N«t now, join.knowi but please
don't forget It when yoil conic up."
Which is too straight out from lhe hIiouI-
dor an invitation to tlio young' man to
make himself scurco to. be ignored, uud
he mumbles a .good lilgpt. and the girl
goes ,hii-to her, ii'tlei ball room witli 11
strangely (rue proiuouitjoii flint lie will
never como ngnin. ■ .■    "
Pit le Kind to lie*.
"I wish I -iiird studied' law." she said
"It would hnve been a hitter experience
for you." ho answered.
"Why so?" she demanded.
"You would have had lo let tlie jinlg-
have the last word."—Chicago I'ost.
[utllnclnnilona Wlileli Speedily Vnn-
Itbcd When tin- Opportnntty to Exploit Tlinni %V:m Itemoved From the
Of late years there is uo mental dis
case which has occupied the attention of
hrnin specialists more thnn hallucinations. The competition 10 get ou, especially among public men, is so fierce
thnt mental disorders of lhe most dis
trcssing kind unknown iu the last century are rapidly on the increase. Not lhat
person! so nlllictcd are mad. I'euple sub
ject to hallucinations ure simply victims
of certain false perceptions engendering
u belief in something which lias no existence outside tlie reuses.
The ordinary sea voyage having been
found lo work many cures, It was resolved by several gentlemen to see what h
sea roynge with suitable medical treatment could effect. So 1111 ocean going
steumer was chartered and started on a
Hip around the world with a parly uf
some 'IU ladies and gentlemen, exclusive
of medical men—of whom I was "one—on
Every   passenger   was  the   victim   of
some  hallucination,  uud  they  all  knew
thai tbeir ultimate recovery nut only ue-
ponded 011 the voyage, hut largely un the
efforts tiiey  put   forth themselves.   The
shyness which characterized my patio it.,
soon wore off, and before wo had been  it
sea a week nil wore at their ease rc.'iiii g |
about   their  symptoms   with   rclr ■: 'ling |
eandnr.   A more varied assortment of do- 1
liisions it would have been imnnss h'o to |
have got together.   Those who fouud   to
scope ut sea for the exercise of lb 'ir de
liisions soon recovered.
Oue of the quickest recoveries wat, tl at
of a stockbroker whose fortunes so rose
and fell iluting 11 crisis lhat he presently
developed a belief that any sf'eet in
which he was walking divided aa he
passed along Into two.hulv.es, : ^..presenting a steep ascent, the ith?i 11 ste-p
descent. He used genera'.,. s< I wus
told by his wife, to choose the ascent
uud, lo ihe amusement of the s* III '
toil along the level thoroughfare .... if u,
wore going up hill. There heiny no streets
n't sea, the weakened nerves which I u.l
conveyed ihe impression lo tlie optic
nerve soon recover! 1 tone, ind ou reaching Bombay he rcturne* u England
overland cured.
The spirit uf emulation which this
speedy recovery gave birth to worked
splendid cures tbro.igh ihe will powtfi1 Invoked,
•'[ know my husband Is not sitting .n
that chair," n lovely young widow would
siiy to me, "bul I lind it so difficult tu
persuade myself Ihnt the sight can deceive inc. When 1 approach what 1 think
is my husband, my hand so expects to
rest itself on tho dear one's shoulder that
I cannot prevent it dropping when ii
tiiids nothing there."
I mnde her walk through the phantom
figure und cbnir whenever ihey appeared.
wilh no result. At Inst 1 discovered that
she carried n portrait of her ate husband. This 1 confiscated nnd. making
the chef feign Indisposition, persuaded
her to take hia place till .the r vet'ed.
Distraction was what she wa ,.e,l, and
cooking for fiO people su, piled her VV'ilh
more ihan sufficient. Ia a fortnight she
was well. .
A young lady who front too much novel
reading hail goi lo iiel'eVe Cat tbe was
ihe heroine of n novelette and .to prevent
being abducted by 11 wealthy duke had
been woui to hide in coal cellars, garrets
of houses nnd other queer places agreed
wi:h me lhat lhe duke- would .probably
become disheartened if he saw ber cleaning out lhc cabins daily and waiting at
'.inner. It must have been a pleasant
illusion, for there wus a twinge of regret
in her voice one day when >he told me
".that there was no fear of her being ab
ducted now. as the duke ihe last time
she saw him bad looked at her with ill
concealed scorn."
On board there wns a retired merchnnl
who from loo suddenly relinquishing nn,
a.ciivc life had become the prey of fau-
cies. one or which was. lo imagine himself n grnin of corn liable 10 be picked up
by any chau'c fowl. .Ou land lhe mere
right of a rooster sent' Mill 'into pun
oxysnis of four. Even the birds we met
lit sea occasioned'him some alarm, till I
poiitcd oul that sen birds could know
nothing of seeds: AtiNnpies 1 ventured,
impelled by some of tho party who were
i-iowiug weary "of ment, lo introduce
some poultry on board. The poor follow
turned so deadly pule when lie saw .them
tlint to reassure him I throw II bucket of
salt wa)o,r over ,bim. whispering. "It's nil
right! fowls hale salt water."
The next day. after drenching him
again, I persuaded him to pluck ii couple
of fowl for dinner and tho following tn
lake a live one in his hands on promising
that'the suit water should bo used the
moment ho was in danger. As soon ns be
began to think he might after all escnpo
' is doom 1 L'.cw that lhe enfeebled tissue
ivns   ;owiy gardening.
1't naps '' e mosi intellectual, certainly
the 'si famous, o'' all 01.r palionts was
a well know     barrister who from sheer
overwork   ind n r ., c.,s hnd become a
prey 0' , curb in ' .iuciunilon. lmngice
n go liloi an counting chair ihe un-
m< nt ho ent red j room und bursting into
tears if hi fi ilid lo t neb, the colling, .
Eur the first three U.ontl'9 he had conceding but thi heavens f .• he lived and
slept 011 dot',, bis duties being to keep all
tbe brasewors well polished. Afier wo
left Me! nine Ir gri w so bitterly eoid
thai ho begged to be allowed to sleep below.
"Y'ou riuy try if you lik"," I snid. "hut
remcmKt if you link nl, lei'alouo to-Job,
tiie ceiling, y.'it'll hnve to go back.' It
then tucuuie a ease of will power, and
will power triumphed,
Oue of tiie few failures war an o'd Indy
who   regularly   every   evening   believed '
that   she  wus  a   letti,   which  ha     been
written  for dispatch, by  tne . ight  mail.
Aftet  sticking a stamp ' n her forehead
ihe  used  lo  eet   in:,,   'no   bed   she   hud
brought   in btji '.   She neonuuted for her
pn si ui'o the.in   1 morning' by explaining,
thnt the relative to whom she bad.Jieen:'
dis| ■   lied h.id affixed u /"-^sh stump uud
repealed her.  ■ ;/'.'' ' ■
.   T.tlie Sniiitlest  rteiif.
The pen sun I possessor of a piece of land
in lhe district of lizehoe. Denm.trk, pays
what Is believed  to he 1 ill    '  rent
paid  by anybody  iu Ihe  world-     si' nit
penny.   The kind has-hoeu in-hi's family
for generations uud escapes n higuf'f'ient"
through lhe net of nne.i.if .hiiwinoestbrs in
.ring the life of Count ItanUsau uf Bri-
eilieeu cn's>_to_ ,
Pin Wny or PlKNlpntlnjr.
"But," p- -aisled Ihe bun vivant. "It's
so monntoi us to lie iilways doing good.
Don't : 11 ever have u wild desire to g»
'mt and paint the town?"
"1 do, l do!' responded the million
nire philanthropist. "And when that reel
ing comes over me I 'put up 11 uiiigmj-
oent red building a id present it to the
town for nn art institute or school of
technology. You don't know what diss!
pillion really is, yuiitig man."—Chicago
Prepared  i-'or the  ttonl.
"Now." said Mr Meeklon as he got
into his overcoat and pulled on his mittens, "I 1 lust go home aud explain to
"Is sin' demanding an explanation?"
. "Certainly."
.   "Wlr.it nboutV"
"M ■ dear, sir, how do 1 know? I
haven't 1 been home vet."—Washington
Star. ■• -
Tin Pnll Toot.
1' was nn the street ear. "Ouch! Yon
clumsy!" Ami the pretty yonug lady
glowered nt the big ma ti with n till pail
who had trod upon her pet cum.
"Pnrdou me, miss. If your foot had
t.ecn large enough 10 see iu a poor light,
I would have avoided il." Tlicp she
soiled ilid crowded ulong to make room
foi him, lie looked so tired.—Detroit I'lc'o '
:l,,v   lltiiinnrck Could  Tint.
In  nn entertaining collection of nnoc-
1!   al history regarding the life and times
1   Bismarck,   published' by   Harper  &
Bros., occurs the following:
Bismarck nnd, Bnu 'roffc, the American
historian and ut Unit lime minister to the
court of Berlin, were one day diniug with
Herri vou di r Heydt, who prided himself.
011 lhe quantil.v und quality o/"the fond
which,be furnished to his goes'.-, nnu ->f
that dinner U10 following story ts'teh;:
"I.i hnsb days -llStiS) Bismarck was
ttill In possessiou of his wonderful niv-
titei Kiint'iirft. st first amazed, becau.8
at lust anxious on seeing ids friend twice
partake largely of lhe first courses. 'Dour
count,' he remarked wilh a world or nux-
lety iu his voice, '1 believe there is more
10 come.' '1 should hope so.' replied Bismarck, Joyfully, nndronowed bis terrifying practice at the next course."
Would Sonnd  Hotter.
The SJx'h Michigan cavalry, of the famous Custer brigade, was commanded
by a colonel who had formerly been a
member of the Michigan bar. .„
In lhe early morning of Ihe Inst day nt
(Jctiysbrirg .his regiment, with others,
was in lino awaiting orders. Tho men
grew impatient nud excited and grndunlly
■became noisy in itfeir. talk nud daughter.
The colonel bore II for a few moments,
and thou, turning to his men, with a
nervous gesture, lie called, "Keep'silence
tliore!" instantly milling In nn apologetic
tone, "Not that I care, but it will sound
belter!"—Youth's .Companion.
% QvcnMonul —xceptlons,
Snfferer^bo you extract teeth without
pain?, ' .
ftontlst— Not always. I sprained my
wrist on one n. couple of days ago, and
the  blamed  thing'hurts- yet.   '     ^f';
When Energy is Lacking*, When the Brain
GetH"-Tired and the Nerves Starved and
Exhausted, New Vitality. Conies With the
Use of Dr..Chase's Nerve Eood.
It in when ilie health - bcglnn tp^.f nil,, when Hie first symptoms of exhaustion show themselves, that the'body Is uxist quickly benefitted by
tbo use of Dr. Ohaso'a Nerve Food, the great bipod builder und nervo
restorative. It lifts foil ing.'men uiul wpuicn froip lhe border lunil of nor-
voub prostration, paralysis 'and ■loo.oirio.t'OR' !?Al«x3a and refits thorn for
healthful and happy life.
Mrs. I'lmrleH.' Keeling, sen., '-Owen Sound, Ont., writes:,—"It is a pleasure lo tell w'hat great Benefits' 1 have der'i.v'cd' from fhe'uso'ol Dr. Chaso'n
Nerve Food. 1 nm !ji> years of age,, |ind fop about, five years my life was
one of great suffering' from nervousness, wealkhfiss afi'd extreme physic
'exhaustion.    [-■■■'' ,,..,■., 1,1    , 1.,. ,    ..
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exhaustion. I could not sleep, and hot Bushes would pass through iny
body from feet to head. I consulted our family physician and two other
doctors, but they injil mo Jbat about, iny timo ol life 1 was likely to be
trouble- in this'wny.'' b coiitinifiillj' grow-worse, and .despaired of .ever
being cured. Dr. Chase's Nerve Food cumo to iny notice, nrid'aa'Wc iuvvo.
had Dr. ('huso's Recipe Ilonk I hndconndcuco 111 t|ie doctor. I was so
surprised nt the help 1 received frotu the first box thnt I lidught"'■.threw
more. Thoy built me right up, niyl Jnudo ' me ' feel heal thy ■ and young
again. Tbey have proven a great blessing io me, a'n'd* I 'liopo this'-tes-
ttmonlal will be of help-to Home weak,-nervous woman suffering as T did.'
Dr. Chase's Nerve Food is prepared In condensed pill form and con-
uiins the elements of nature which go to Form rich, red blood,''strong 1
nerves nnd firm health)' muscles. It gives surprising vigour nnd energy
to _iind nnd body and gradually nnd thoroughly rebuilds and reconstructs
tho tissues wasted by ovcr-oxertion or disease. SO rents, at nil dealers,
or KdmaiiMiii.  Dates & Co.,  Toronto. THE  PROSPiXTOR.
SHOOTINCa   FROM   FHS.   hi!,-1
Yon  Can   I>o   It   If   \ ou   Vouneum  the
Sense of Dlreettuo.
"I'vi- heard A good iw.i:y stories nbout
'hip shooting,*" said ii veieraii b*.mter of
this city, "but I m-Vfi- *aw but nm* tniiu
who prof (.used Ut U ifinVtv do ibi* it^letfe
lie (Vim u p!:y_i« ::>ii. i:auiwj yVidwH't*. who
came hum' :«>;_'.'u•\wv*> Bear Cttu» It'tftjm,
fc. C I bunted with hfiu twice at A-xlu*-
villo, nnd uu encb [tmisiun he gave buuk-
remuihabljuiiUbibUiouH of bis skill.
"lie used tin o|if fushiuucd I'm !;■•;•
breechloader, 1- jipre/utid wheu lit* shot
from I lip hip he i;i'U-pi'd the stock ju.-a
belli ud th« hammer.-; wilh his right band
and I.* Id the bawuls lundy iu Ills hit
nonic right or nine Inches below lhc uiuz-
tie. Tho Hal or lUe monk wua lirtssod
again:! his right shit- at ihe top of tbe
hip bone aud u lit lit1 to tin* front, no ht>
did uol fact* tht1 objt'ci ho sbul at, bul
had ii iiuartcHng on hi:* I. it. I am sure
nbout tlu'sc details becautta I vvntchod
him pai'tloului'Iy. The tii'tti tbln^t I saw
him Luticlt over a rabbit which wus loping ncrosa n plowed Uoltl. lie d ten died
the g;:n for an Inatanl wilh n geittiirc
thut lemltidnd tne somehow of a mau
holding ti billiard rue and then bla/.t'd
away.    The rabbit dropped.
"Afterward I saw him shoot n lark on
the wing nud two other birds sitting. He
afterward missed a couple of wing shots,
but I sa*w enough to convince me tbat
there was no fleet dent nbout his lirst
work. He didn't pretend to shoot as well
from the hip as from the shoulder and ad-
mi ttou fianklv. linn he couldn't bring
dowu d IBI Cult grime, such, for Instance,
ns snipe, 'I can hit about three oul of
five,' he said, 'win n I pick my own conditions.' Aud I believe he could do even
"When I asked him how he did it. h.
laughed, 'There is no mystery nbout ! p
Bbootlng,*'be said, 'and it is a greal mistake to suppose it necessary to look o<*er
the sights In order to, hit things. How
does nn archer brii •* down flying birds?
Ho doesn't look along the arrow; he
shoots by sense of direction, and I do
the same thing with n gun. It isn't everybody who possesses this sense of direction.' he added, 'but those wbo hnve it
—perhaps one out of three—con learn hip
shooting easily.' "
Dear Sirs,—A few days ago I was
taken with a severe pain and contraction of tho cords of my leg', and
had to be taken homo in a rig. I
could not sleep for pain, and was unable to put my foot to the floor. A
friend told me of your MINARD'S
LIN I MENT. and one hour from tho
lirst application, I was able to walk
and   the  pain  entirely  disappeared.
You can use my mime as freely as
you like, as I consider It the best
remedy   I   have  ever   used.
Ingersoll, Ont.
A Fluent Listeners
Tess—She was boasting that she was a
very good listener.
Jess—Yes, she's what you might call a
fluent listener.    She loves to hear herself
talk,— Exchange.
Henry V comma ruled lhat six wing
feathers should be taken by the sheriffs
from every goose for the feathering of
Politeness eases the jolts In life'- jour'
Very runny pcrs-ons die annually from
cholera and kindred summer complaints,
who nriyiit have been waved if proper remedies bud be n used. Ii attacked do no' de-
hiy in Rotting a bottle of Dr, J. D. Kellogg's
Dysentery Cordial, tha medicine that n ver
falls.to etlec a cure. Those who havo used
Ueay it act- P''o:npi y, und thoroughly _tib-
dues the pain and disease.
An l£sp?nalve f ii»u.
"Blxby's new bouncer is altogether toti
"What has he done?"
"I'll.ntf! n beat through a window ye_
tcrauj "
"Thai's all right, ain't it? He's (here
for tli.il ptupose, isn't lie?"
"Yes, bul he forgot to open the window."— Cleveland I Main Dealer.
FAGGED   OUT.—None  but  thos*  who
have beet.mo fiigged out know what a depressed, iui_oriib.. t elii:g t >_. All_tren_-th
is gone, and defipOi denuy h s taken i.o.d of
tlie >utlerers, '_..<■> feel ai ih. ugh there- is
noth n^ to live for. 'there, however, i_ a
cure—on box Of 1'tirme tie's Vegetable Pi Is
will do wonders in restoring luudh and
strength. Mandrake and Dund itoi. ure two
of th ai'iicica culeriug iuto the composition
of I'm. tie lee's Pills.
Custoiner-Ilave you taken enre thnt
In taking tlie bicycle to pieces you
dUlnlt lose nny.of the parts?
Mechanic—On. none of I hem were
lost, lu fuel, when I got tbe maehlno
together again iliere woro a dozen
pieces left ovorl—KHegondo Hinder.
Ate simply kidney disorders. TheUidncys
filter the blood of ull that shouldn't ba
there. The blood passes through the kidneys every three minutes. If tho kidneys
dp their work no impurity or cause of
disorder can remain in the circulation
longer than that time. Therefore if your
blood is out of order your kidneys nave
failed in their work. They are in need of
stimulation strengthening or doctoring.
Cfoe medicine will do all three, the finest
and most imitated blood inediciuo there
The   Man   Who   Up ken   Brltflit   Comments  Iu  French   Idiom,
Every one who rends newspapers has
heard of "Aluhonse le Mouton." the funny Frenchman whose comments on events
and people have equaled if not eclipsed
Dooley and DinkclspieL ''Alphonse le
Mouton" is Alex Kenenly. one of tho
most talented and versatile writers Iu
America, lie has been in the newspaper
business 30 years nnd is a sou of Dr. Edward Vaughan Kenealy, a member of
tbe British parliament who was counsel
for the Tichborne defendant aud himself
a great writer. The author of "Alphonse
le    Mouton"   was    educated    partly    io
From a recent photo.
Prance, which exnlattts the correetnea*
of his French idiom, although wb**n he
thinks it funnier he in veil Is his idioiu aa
be got-s along.
He does nut like the dialed style. He
thinks it too hard to read, and so he
makes "Alphonse" write purely in idiom.
For many years Mr Kenenly was ou
the staff o' the New York Herald Be
was in the Paris olliee ind iu the London
oliice of that paper. Oo his re'uru from
th" first I Vary arctic expedition Mr. Ren
net! made him sporting editor of the
New York edition iu recognition of hi*
splendid work in the frozen north.
During the Spanish war Mr. Kenealy
cruised in the Cnrihhe.in sea In*search ul
food for bis pen iu a sleuinsllip placed al
his disposal by the New York VVorld
This vessel cost Mr. Pulitzer $10.UIKJ a
For the past two rears Mr. Kenealy
hns beer at the head of the writing stall
of the New York -lorrnal.
lie is president of the Society of the
Caribbean, the organization of Cuban
war correspondent* formed by himself,
Richard Harding Davis, Stephen Crane,
Edward Marshall, James Creelman and
other famous writers.
There nre BO Vent I members of the Ken
ealy family in literature. One sister of
tbe subject of this sketch. Arabella Kenealy, Is a novelist in England, Harper _i
Bros, have just Issued her Inst book,
"Chinning llenee," Another sister, An-
nesle.v Kenealy, Is on the stall of I tie
London Express, the new Pearson new*
palter. She explored Ceylon for several
English publications a year ago.
Ctfr*er of (he Senior Keillor of %f>n
forts' Mmr.
Samuel M Shaw hale and hoary nt
TH, i- the senior editor of New York
state. lie bus been m harness over hnlf
a century  and  h  _■« steadrnsi   and  s.vH-
From a r«*»»ii phoio.
remntie In hi* labor h.d.i.v as he was he-
fore he nasseil in quarier of a century
mark. II.■ is the editor and' owimm of
The KreeniiHiV Journal, Co.ipcrstown,
and has Hel nuinj wiirVhy ''xatepies for
bis eotiti mpoi'iii i. s ti> full w .!oi!rtinllsnj
up the slate wan >n ds Itif.iucy when Mr.'
Shavv began hW citreii ut IVughkeepfi'e;
where*he won fiutuged in newspaper
work for several yi-ars. Before moving
io Aib.in.\ m IMS where he ci.niiniied to
fidlow his profe>Hlii<i ani! whete he met
mai:y prutti iiejd public unu. 'o nim wag
offered the editorship oi 'U Brooklyn
Daily Eagle, u' t!i then iiiiftilricetd 'ol-
ary of $Tt>0 per year, Tbi- old hand nress
was in use al that time In I'ouglikecpsie
nnd Albany B;u Mr S!mw'ti amhltiot)
was in Ihe nsci ndant, and he refurted the
offer to become the <dior -d The Ktlgle.
lie tU shed to own n piper, which In- s on
did and with gratifying Rticieaj*. having
purchnfed of j*Mu in Cmpwi-ll one-half
his uiieiesf in the Albany A runs, tlf-n
the state paper, and teinained ibereab ut
three yea is.
Front AJIuIUJ be shified in Cop pen-
town, wheie he pun hur.ed 'he old Free*
man's Journal enlnrg'd it and by ha'd
work brought ii up In its present h'g1*
level Mr Slmw «»nys he tinds the great-
cat pleasure in hie woik and he mill attends actively to bn i. e»a
Mrs. Shaw was u Miss U'aldron rif
New York city, who b longed to one of
die old Dutch families. Canal street.
far down town, wus uuc of thu Hues of
H#r father'* form
Ladies  of Canada—Sisters:
Great Britain takes nearly all the
exported produce of Canada, English,
Scotch antl Irish boys produce tile
teas of Ceylon and India.
Canada consumes eleven million
pounds of colored and doctored Japan Green Teas. Green tea of pure
natural green leaf are being introduced from Ceylon and India. They are
now on sale with all live grocers.
Statesmen see obstacles to preferential trade within tlie empire. You
Indies can sweep aside all obstruction.
Bring patriotic sentiment on your
breakfast table. Your grocer will
get these \ ire teas if you only insist.
The Saluda Tea company have placed them in hundreds of stores.
Muny other leading linns have shipments coming. Only laggards await
the jumping of the cat.      Colonist.
Tat—"They Uo  any  thot  O'Hooi!"
han  is afther gettfn'   to  be a    great
clubman since he got his i.iuu.ry from
th' ould counthry."
Mike—"Faith, nn' Oi'm triad to
hear thot. It's been many a yi.ar
thot he 9 been afther troyin' Lo got
0U th'  police fooree-"
Miuarfl's Lininieut Cnres Dipbtberla.
fr'he—Yes, it's all well enough to
say now you think I'm pretty, yesterday you said my nose turned up
lie—Uell, dear, I wns thinking it
shows mighty pool- taste in backing
away  from such a lovely mouth.
The saddest blow Kruger has received yet is the offering of his hat
by a London periodical publisher for
tlie greatest number of new subscribers.
Minard's Liniment Cnres Distemper.
Mrs. Proudlelgh Yes. My daughter plays the piano by ear only.
Mrs- Xexdoughre— Indeed? Sometimes '.. founds us if she were using
her foot.
1VFOVAHA,     FACTORY, Montreal
Tommy—Say,  paw.
Mr. Figgs—Well?
Tommy—What is the difference between ihe practical politician aud
other  kinds?
Mr. Figgs—The practical politician
my son, is of the kind Hint does not
die  "poor   but  highly  respected."
Minard's Liniment Cures Garget li Cows.
First Burglar—-"Sh-h! There's a
cop coming down  lhe street."
Second burglar—"Douse the glim,
then. We won't got enough swag
out of this joint to stand a divy
with him."
Minard's Liweiit Cares Colfls, Etc.
"Their engagement is broken, I unci rstaml."
"Oh,   ,\vs,"
'.What was tl.e reason?"
"Why, both were satisfied lhat they
could live on bread and cheese and
kiss s, but when thoy got iu ,vn io
details they discovered that each of
inein contemplated supplying D'lihijijj
but  tho kisses.
There never was, nnd never will be, s
universal panacea, in one u m dy, for all ilia
to wh ch fl ull is he i— the very nature of
many curat v.? being such that were ihe
genua of other and ditl'erently eeated riia-
eutea rootid m the ty^em of tne patient—
what would relieve one ill in turn w« uld aggravate ti'e olh r. Ue have, however, in
Quinine Wine, when obtu nablc in a eouud,
uuadultciatt d state, a remedy for many ami
grievous ii6. By iiH gradual and judicious
use the frailest eysti ms are led imoconvi-
lucence and ttreugth b> the influence which
Quinine exerts i n nature's own reatorat.ves.
It re i_vcs the droo: ing spirits of those with
whom a ehronio state of moriiid despondency and lack of <i tere-t in life ia a dise__ot
and, by trucquihziug the nerved disposes to
sound and refreshing nlcop—imparts vigor
to the action of tho blood, which, being
stimulated, courses throughout the veins,
fttrt ngthening the hea thy animal functions
of the sysicni, thereby making activity a
necessary result, strengthening the frame,
aud giving life- to the digestive organs, which
nuiurally di maru Inort-ased s\ibstance—result, ni proved appciito. Northrop & Lyman,
of Toronto have given to the public their
superior Quinine Wine at the usual raio.ai d,
gauged by the opinion of r-cicntisU. this
wine approaches nearest perfection of any In
the market.   All druggists sell it.
Five in.eli,■„ In I'm,Mill;,il,,,. Gave the
Nu ir.. i it but i.inio nope of Recovery
-How Mis I.lie W:ia Saved.
Drockville Kecorder.
Among the old families In the
township of Augusta, In the neighboring county of Crenvillc, there is
none belter known or more influential, than those that bear the mime
of Biased. The Disaells were among
the earliest settlers in the township
and have ever since taken an active
part in nil moves to promote its
welfare. The subject of this narrative, .Mr. Silas Bissell, Is one of the
lounger members of ihe family, who
some eight years ago left Canada to
some years ago left Canada lei make
his homo in the state o( Nebraska,
lie has passed through an experience
almost unique, and considers that ho
is fortunate in being alive to tell lhc
The story, as told in Mr. Bisseli's
own words, is as follows:—"In the
autumn of 1SII8 I sustained a serious
injury through having the tines of a
pitchfork penetrate my left knee. Tho
wound apparently healed, but I did
not enjoy the same health I hud previous to the accident, and It was but
a short timo before I was compelled
to lake to my bed on account of ex-
crutiating pains In my limbs and
stin'n'ss in my joit'.ts. A doctor was
called in, and he lanced (he knee
tliree times, and then told mo tho
trouble, 'was blood poisoning. He
treated mo for some time, but I
Stead-fy grew worse, and finally five
physlcjans were called in for consultation. My entire system seemed to
be affected, and (lie doctors said the.
trouble had reached one of my lungs
and that they could hold out but little hope of my recovery. After remaining in bed for eleven weeks, I
decided that I would return to my
old home in Canada. I was so much
run down, and so weak that It was
a question whether I would live to
reacli there, but. I was nevertheless
determined to make un effort to do
so. After a long journey under these
most trying circumstances, I reached
my old home. I was so used up, and
presented such nn emaciated appearance lhat my friends had uo thought
lhat I would recover. I continued to
drag along In this condition for several months, when one day a cousin
asked me why I did nol try Dr.
Williams' Tink Tills. 1 was willing
to try any medicine lhat was likely
to cure me. and I sont for a supply
of (he pills. After I had been using
the pills for about three weeks I felt
an Improvement in my condition.
From that timo I gradually grew
better; new blood seemed coursing
througli my veins, the stiffness in my
joints disappeared, nnd the agonizing pains which had so long tcrtured
me, vanished. I took in all ten or
twelve boxes of Dr. Williams' Pink
Pills, and I have no hesitation in
saying lhat I believe thoy saved my
life, for when I returned to Canada,
I had  no hope of recovery.
Mr. Bissell has* since returned to
his old home at Lincoln, Neb., but
the statements made above can bo
couched for by nny of his friends in
this section and by nl! of the neighbors In  (he vicinity of his old home.
llr. Williams' Pink Pills cure such
apparently hopeless cases as Sir.
Bisseli's, because they make new.
rich, red blood, anil thus reach the
root of the trouble. These pills are
the only medicine offered tho public
that can show a.record of such marvellous cures after doctors had failed.
If you are at all unwell this medicine will restore you to health, but
be sure j'ou get the genuine Willi the
full name "Dr. Williams' Pink Pills
for Pale People," on the wrnppei
around each bnv
362 MAIN ST., W.NNIPEG   |
Stocks nnd bonds bought, sold and  S
carried   on  margin.    Ltetcd
mining Btoek_ carried
It is the Inteutiun of Richard Goldcu to
publish "Old Jed Prouty" in novel form
this fall.
Isodore Rush's young daughter, it i~
said, is shortly to make her debut upou
the stage,
William Gill has written a romantic
comedy which he calls "The Loves of
David Garrick."
"The Damnation of Theron Ware," by
Frederic Harold, is? to be dramatized by
the author of "Way Dowu East."
In "Beii-IIur" there are 20 speaking
characters. The chorus numbers-80, the
Imllet 150 and there are supernumeraries
almost Innumerable.
"The Second Mrs. Tnnqueniy" has
been acted nn the Italian and German
Btages, It has now been put into rVeueli
for the use of Mint'. Rt'jruie.
Louise Thorndykc Boueicnult will be
the leading woman in the company of
Tim Murphy, who now has come into the
heniage of Sol Smith Russell's plajrg.
The "White U:\\r> c.f Ameiien" i* lhe
name of a society nf vaudeville perform-
era which has beeu organized to oppose
the organization of the proprietors of the
vaudeville and con'in nous performance
theaters throughout tlie country.
Edward II. Solium is having hVp plnyn
written for hlttmelf by Justin Huntley
McCarthy. One h.is Francois Vol Inn*
the French pod, for its hero, and will he
ready for production in November, The
other Is called "It Might On to Been."
"Plays that are wboleaohie," says the
New York Sun, "liu-ive better and live
longer than those that are not. These
facts are plain, simple nnd eisy to find
out. Nevertheless carpers set them
a«ide, and go ii','!it on wiih fallacies
nbout a suppositions degeneracy of the
q.   UU1U1 | 1HIJU1I1U11U U. llUlllU—   '.jy
__ Dominion Bank Building, Winnipeg
V Money lent nt lowest mice.
J* Mocks «nd bonds ho"Rht nncl Bold, -j_
_f Rullwiiy and other fnrin lands In *>
J; Maniiob i nncl N. \V, T. for sale. J>
_ V.i!p.- fin,I  folders sent oo.nppllca- 9
* tion. v>
_i G .It coal from 1 e hbridge. jf
Jp Prices quoted to all railway points. ' (j
Deafness Cannot Be Cured
by local applications, as they cannot reach the
dweasid portion of the ear. There is only one
way lo cnt-e di afnpss, nud that Is hye&iistitu-
tional rfflni'dtes .Ueafuoss Is caused by an tn-
fliunerl condition of the mucous lining of th«
Eustachian tube. When this lube^eis nflamed you have a riimbUrg sound or impel* eet
hearing, and when it Is cnllrcl rinse. driifncRa
is thb result-, a* d unless tlie Inflammation can
lie laiu-n out nnd this tube reatort'ti to Its n r
mul condition, liearliiK will ho destroyed forever; nine i-a.es out of ten are oau*eu by catarrh, which is nothing 1'Ut an Inflamed condition of ihe mi o us it ar faces.
We will g*ve One. Hundred PoIItb for any
ease of Deatnew (enuned iy e»tan*h) thnt can
Dot he cured hy Hall's OpUirrh Cure. Hend foJ
alrcalaxtt, tree.
F.J CHENEY.*.0Q* Toledo,. O
Sold by prinj_i-is, 7fic.
HalU Family nils are tho beat.
Pur!, flow Diners Object «« the I-nra-
L:-r Served '*.. ;i:i Ordcm.
"Now remember," said 'ii'- short man
to bia companion as lie bmu> up his hat,
"ii' it'-, el -ut or more I win."
"AU right, but it'll be less, and you'll
It was in n popular price resthurnm
The pnir wns sentcd beside u _rnyly pi'--
cured wall where Imug testa und sign*.
''The Lord loielh n cheerful giver" wns
sniidwichcd iii between "Trnsi In him"
und "Watch your eont nnd hnt." The
waiter npprunched.
"Coffee und graham crackers," said one
"A bowl of mill: and grubains," -^ii-l
the other.
Then as the waller went to the long
con liter where the crackers reposed in
pyramids an intense look enme upon
both faces.
The men explained that they had made
a wager on the number of crackers served for an order J hey said that they
used ri get 1" or 12, with an occasional
one thrown in to help sop up the remainder nf a biwl of milk. Lately ihe
waiter- hod taken to counting them carefully, and the thins ■• 'emed u> hnve reached nn exact science. By the time ihis
explanation wns mnde the waiter returned, On one plate there were six
cracker*, on the other five.
"See here, you gave me one less than
my friend." com plained the man.
"We give six with milk—five with coffee." was tho answer.
Th<? pair's disgust was evident. But just
then n man seated opposite ordered similarly.
"I>u you want n knife wiih yours?"
asked the waller.
"Why, yes," he said; then, turning to
the strangers, "That's a funny question
in a restaurant, isn't it?"
The waiter brought that man four graham crackers.    He "kicked" vigorously,
"''nii't help it." finhl the waiter; "you
naked for a knife—thnt menus ih.it yon
eat butler with them—the rule is to give
four in that case."
Aim\ the tHr. ate in stlenc
A Parisian Jol_e<
"It's going round!   1 must be on tin
moving sidewalk at the exposition,"
SKEPTICISM. — Th'a   is  unnappily  nn
age of skepticism, bu there is ono point
upon which persons acquainted with thc sub-
ject ryret;, namely, thut Dr. Thomas' Ecloe-
trie Oil is a m dicine wbieh can bo relied
upon to cure a cough, lemove pnin, heal
sores of various kinds, and benerit any inflamed pomon of tno body to which it U
''Look at Dobbs."
"What is lie doing?"
"Biding in an automobile wiih    i
horseshoe pin on.''
Mr. Thomas Ballard. Syr cuse, is'. Y
writes: "1 have been afflicted for ne.rly.
,e r with lhat must-to-uo dreadid d s a-
lyspepsia, and at turns ,\orn out with pan
md want of s o p, and, nfur tying i inn
iverything recommend, d, 1 tr.cd one box i
aime ee s Vegeiab.o Piils. 1 am now atari
veil, and brii. ve tbey wil eim- me, 1 woul
• oi be witnoul tin m tor any tnoney.
Vane Oloo—1 hope Swainston salt
iothing about me the other night
Id  chap?
Cecil Swarvo—Xot a word, oli
turn. In fact, we bad quite nn In
teres ting conversation,.
With our mcclo of filling
mall orders, a man living In
the "heart of tho Rockies"
can c^o business with us
almost as satisfactorily ns If
living In tlio city.
If It's a Diamond Ring, a
25c, Collar Button or any
article in tho Jowolry line,
All goods marked In plain
figures —strictly ono price.
Carriage charges paid by us j
and money refunded if you
desire it.
Our handsomely Klustrated
catalogue sent i*|-o©.
Yongr and AdflaiJe Sts.,
Established 18S4.
If you are suffering from Weakness,
Pans in the Back, Rheumatism,
Luutl ago, or a general luck of vitality, I can cure you, and only ask you
My beautiful Illustrated 80-page book
is sent FREE on application, und  il
tells  all  about my   wonderful   IX.EC-
TK1C  BELT and  how  It cures.
Send for it today.
Dr. M. 1$. McLaughlin
A more opportune time to select
your Xmas Jewellery could hardly be availed of than the present.
There is ample time to pick, and
our stock is plentiful.
Leave your ordering
'too late' and there's a
possibility of some one
getting 'the last' of the
selection you've decided
The demand for our
Xmas Jewellery threatens to eclipse all previous records, so our
advice is to do your
choosing and ORDER
Our handsome, new
illustrated Catalogue—■
sent free on application
= —shows how easy and
[satisfactorily it can be
B. & H. B. KENT,
The Leading Jewellers,
MOraEY___-_-_L   I
To Loan on improved farms ut cur-   f
rent r,de_.   Write to
NAltES, ROItl    SON  A   BLACK,
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(natrninonis) Dranit, Unifm-mx, Etc,
Lowest prie«_t i-ver ^tinted. Fine cmtalogua
•0 t lustration" i.iai!«_. fret. Write a** for any*
thinff hi Miislc or Musi  al InstriiiuetitB,
VThaley Royce & Co., >*W__8S,-___
.'•-'■ ■■ 5_ -■:..
_»:iufu<tur.-.l  l>. THOS. LKE, vriunipeff.
The Only Printers' Supply
House in the Northwest
17fi  Owen  Str#>et,   Winnipeg.
(Trade Mark Repi-tered November 24,1890 >
Dr. Sancht* airre^s tn tnlte Inst, urncina back
it half price if jiarties u-l-ng them ara Dot Ueu-
dflitfd aftei using lor flvt- w_. ks
F. Free. vvjn >i • g. g ys: I ruire used "Oxyd*
nor' for tff'i weeks for Hr lu-hitis ami Ua-
iarrh of the- H. ad, and 1 feel   ike a new man.
Mrs. K. L. Oo'-, Winnipeg, *hj%: T had unf-
fered u fcoid ag nit-a irom Bi glit s D^fHRt'.and
it relieved me ut Puin, and i . s x wuca I waa
"\'r. w. q Ellworthv, Winnipeg. Bays: IhaTfl
-.ulTi! cd for i > Ttarw with artiou or iheumn isnii
■v t in liospitnl f9r & >*e+-ks, nn<t used almost
•fverv'remi'dy, Including megnifnum galvan-
ism, electric wit, ete I h.tT« usi-d t)x..diior
10 davs flivl leee.ved more ben&At than fruui
iijthiuif rise. -
Mrs. Qngner. Winnipeg. nSMi I have nsed tl
•eneflcially with tny IuiiUt whenever sick,
md ,t haaoured me of severe'iitdige. dun and la
Su*Mlealera wnntedln ovt-ry diatrict Addrew
<\'xa T. Otuhlns, Grain £xchaufte, Wln_up< g-
Send for H'lokieta of grutefuj report!
Catholic Prayer IS,!^
ulnri. Religious Plctoroi StattDirv, andOhurcl
OrnatncntB, tiducitlonal Works. Mall orderan
wive prompt anentioH. p. ft J SadilRf & CD. .X0BtT?c
AtaniM women ahould si-
know of Golden Seal. "Thi
Wifes Krkiul.' a wrLau
cin-o for Leuoorrhe* ani
nil irresiiliirities. I(.i-
been tuea bj ihoii3nn.li
ef irom«n.   a tralued
nuiflo trill nnnwer till 00
quirioa. jl.00 ja-r box
sufficient lor mho ._ooth»
li-fttnicr.i    '..;-.i i.i i;!.., i
M'»!   llA.Mi'*l  Cn    TaronU
Out. End WlnnlpfB U_d.
Wr i*!e i.y ijj prufftna
You feel better after
nibbing1 against sool, grease, paint,
etc., when you liav . at liatid a cake uf
The Master Mechanics .
Extraordinary Soap
There i;» nothing like it forremoV-"
ing heavy dirt from, hands or lace,
and lhe tar, one of its principal-ingredients, heals any sores or cuts.
Dealers in good soap sell it.
The Albert Toilet SoAp 0h.t tffrB., Monlnttf.
W. N." U,   299 THE rnOSPECTOtt, ULL0Q2T, CO., FRIDAY, PEBfttiASV S, 1901.
Tlie fourteenth of   this month is Valentine day. 	
John Collum expects to leave for Sucker creek in a few days.
Mr. A. Lochore ol Foster's  bar drove
in town today from his ranch.
T. C. Clarke of Hie 17-Mile ranch was
In town the first of the week.
O.   W.   Brett is   down from the Big
Born ranch and will return tomorrow.
Dan Fraser proprietor of the Excelsior
House, left for tl.e eoait the first of the
J. Briscoe Cherry, barrister, has been
confined to his bouse this week with a
serere cold.
The Bible Heading circle will meet at
the residence of Mr. J. B. Oheiry on
Wednesday evening.
Mr. 8. Gibbi, J. P.,returned Saturday
evening from n months visit with his
family in New Denver.
H. G'immow who spent the past season in the Bridge river district, returned
ftoiii the coast this week.
In this issue is nn ad. giving information concerning taxes and as everybody
is inteiested it will benefit them to
read it.     _	
Morning service will be held in lhe
Church of England on Sunday next 10th
instant, nt 11 o'clock by Ven. Archdeacon Small.	
The Ladies Aid met again this week at
Mrs. J. 8. Bell's on Thursday. The next
meeting will lie held at Mrs. Harry
Brett's residence.
Caspar Phair, S. M., has received the
appointment of coroner in and for the
county of Cariboo, The appointment
dates from January 15th.
E. P. Oilman, M. E., of Vancouver,
came in on Tuesdays stage and left for
McGillivray creek Wedneiday morning.
He expects to return tomorrow.
Mark R. Eagleson will apply at the
next meeting of the board of license
commissioner's (or a transfer of the
hotel liquor license of the Hotel Victoria
into his own name.
Blobb!-What did they do with that
fellow who was arrested lor impersonating a policeman?
Slobbe—Sent him to an insane asylum.
The judge eaid that any man who wanted to look like a policeman must be
crazy.—Philadelphia Recoid.
On January 28th Oppenheimer Bros.,
wholesale grocers, Vancouver, made an
assignment to R. G. Tatlow, M. P. P.,
for tbe benefit of their creditors, liabilities are said to be $100,000.
A. McDonald, road superintendent,
returned the first of tha week from the
Bridge river section where he had heen
looking over the bridges being built
over Gun and Tyauchton creeks.
Fiom a recent communication from
Ottawa, ne have every reason to believe
that a weekly mail service to Bridge
river will be instituted this spring, probably to commence about the first ot May.
It was the intention of a few hockey
enthusiast in Lillooet to try and arrange
for a match with the Ashcroft team, bul
since their match with Revelstoke it has
heen decided not to make a proposition.
The town was in mourning last Saturday, all the business places being closed.
Memorial service was held in the Methodist church in the afternoon by the Rev.
J. H. Wright in honor of our beloved
Queen Victoria.
Superintendent Arthur F. Noel is
pushjng work on the Bend'Or mines and
is showing up tbe property in good
shape as work progresses. A large quantity ol ore is in the bins ready for the
mill when it starts up.
W( are ordering a fine lot of
_?  Fishing Tackle
%( for the coming season.
1   Pavilion
R. „ W.CL'MMINU, M _«•
PAVILION, r». c.
A full stock of all   iiuls of
ts now for sale by
Store and Repair Shop in Uren Block.
Call and examine stock.      No trouble to
show goods.
Mrs. Wells, wife of Hon. W. C. Wells,
chief commissioner ol lands and works,
died after a brief illness at Pallissr. Mr.
Wells hurried by the first train to her
bedside after bein. notified of h.r illness,
bnt arrived home an hour after her
J) Campbell a brother of "Jim"
Campbell who worked at the Golden
Cache a few years ago, arrived in town
this week, seeking information of bis
brother, who I. us not been heard from
ior about two years. On leaving Lillooet
lie went to Owen" sound and since then
nothing is known of his whereabouts.
Mr. M. R. K ,'e.son has purchased tbe
Hotel Victoria from Mr. D. Hurley and
took charge on Wednesday evening. Mr.
Eagleson is a hotel man of long experience and thoroughly understands catering to the traveling public, and we have
no doubt that the Hotel Victoria under
the new management will even add to
the popularity ol this already resort.
Read The Prospector.
$2.00 « year.
Lillooet, B. C.
Manufacturer of nil kind of
None but the best material u»cd. Minors or
prospectors sending tn orders -will receive
prompt attention and satisfaction guaranteed
The VaiWOttrcr WOBtmlnster Northern and
Yukon Railway com pan v will apply «> the
Parliament «• Canada at ittDOXt session for an
act rfedarlwg the work* which (he company ih
by its ad of Incorporation authorised to construct In be worki for the general advantage
ol Canada, extending the period within which
the company may complete the same and authorizing an extension from lis northern termini.* in n noiihcrlv direction lo Dawson city
in the Yukon lerriiorv. thence onward along
the Yukon river lothe boundary of Alatka. and
giving power to the company to construct or
acquire and to operateMich branch HUM and
extensions as the ffortsriraf In Council may
from time to time MuUiorize. ami to own and
operate telegraph ami telephone linen, bridges,
warehouses, steam and ollwr vessels, ferries,
timber-Inn is. ivharvw, ronds, water rights,
water powers, and to deal in the generate
electricity and electric power aud to make
iuch agreements for conveying ot leasing the
onipany's railway and its rights and powurs as
,s usually given to railway companies In their
*ct of Incorporation and for other purposes,
Dated at New SVestmimtter,
Province of Itriilsft Columbia
December 12th HMD.
G. o. M. Dock ui li.
a. B.TRiN.coi.i,..miRr.iy.
I.iiiooet. H. C
Vancouver, B. 0.
Headquarters  for   mining   men.       European
and Soo Line.
Established 1S86. Incorporated 189b
Mclennan, mcfeeley k Co., Ltd.
Importers and Jobbers of HARDWARE,
Iron, Steel, Glass, Paints. Oils Metuls, Stoves, Tinware. Gun?, stc.
We make a specialty or supplies for
Mills, Mines, Blacksmiths, Railroads, Contractors, Lumbermen, etc.
Agents for;—     Giant Powder Co.
Putt banks Scales
Bennett's English Fuse
Registered Trademark "SUNSET."
Mnjestic Steel Ranges
Canton Mining Steel
Spooner's Copperine
Our guaranteed security plan is a, popular and profitable policy to the assured.
It will pwy you to see our rates ami diffeient plans before taking out a policy.
WM. If OLDEN', Inspector, Vatrcouvor. THOtf, MuADAM, Provincial Manager.
N'OTirE IS IIEREHY GIVEN that application
will be made to the Legislative Aarjomblyof
tho Province of British Cnlumhia rtt if« next
session for un Act to ituuTi.orate a company
with power to construct nnd operate a railway
from the city of Victoria thence north -westerly
to a point at or near Seymour Narrows, Van
cower Island, thence by bridge or othi-rwise
to tbo Mainland of Itntisii Columbia theme
north easterly alternatively byway of Tete
JeuneCa-he or Yellow Head Puss or vicinity
of Port George or Pine Kiver OT Peace Kiver
Passes to a point nt or near the eastern coftffnee
of tlie Province and from any point on Mich
line to the northern boundaries of the Province
or to hiiv coastnl point thereof or to nny mining regions or settlement* in Cariboo-) Lillooet,
Westminister, or Passtar Districts and branch
Lines of anv length tlvurofrom and with  power
to . oustruct, acquire uud operate telegraph
and telephone lines (nutliori/. d to charge tolls,
thereon lor tlio transmission of messages for
the public) ships, vessels;, wharves, works.
wnterpow rs to supply el<k trie power light am)
heat and to expropriate waters and lands for
nil Klich purposes and for such oth*r rights,
powers and priv leges as are usual, incidental,
necessary or conducive to the attainnuMit oi
the above objects.
ou behalf of applicants.
Dated December3nT. 1901).
Tourist Cars
To ST. PAUL daily.    .
TORON IX) Mondays and Saturdays.
Trains pass T.ytton as follows:
East Bound, 2.06 West Bound 5.2S
For rate-', pamphlets, &e,
A. G. A. P., Agent,
Vancouver, II. C. Lytton, B.C.
Lillooet. B. C.
Miners Supplies
Farm Implements
Harness & Saddlery
Furniture, etc.,
All orders promptly attended to.
The Prospector is the
best advertising medium in this section.
Have your ad. in at
A large stock of Stationery will be here in
a few days, so bring
in your orders for
Letterheads, Envelopes, BilDieads, etc.
The Prospector,
Lillooet, B. C.
East and West Ridings o. Lillooet PrsTKicr,
NOTICE Is hereby given, in accordance with
the Statutes, that Provincial KevenueTax,
and all taxes levied under the Assessment, are
now due for the year J901, and payable at my
offlCft, Lillooet
Assessed taxes are collectiblcat the following
rates, viz :- -
If laid on or before June stub, iyoi :—
Three-fifths of one per cent, on real prop.
Two and one-half per cent, on tfle assessod
value of wild land.
One-bali of one per cent, un personal property.
Upon such excess nf income—
Cla.ss A —On one thousand dollars, nnd not
exceeding len thousand dollars,one per
cent, up to five thousand dollars, and two
per cent, nn tbe remainder.
If paid on or after 1st July. 1901 ■
Four-Jifihsof orra per cent, on real property.
Three   per   cent, on the assessed  value of
wild land.
Tbree-.UHrterfl of one per cent, on personal
Ou so much of tbe Income of any person as
exceed)* one thousand dollars:—
Class A.—On one thousand dollars, and nnt
exceeding ten thousand dolls rs, one and
one-half per cent., Up to five thousand
dollars, and two and one-half per cent on
the remainder.
Revenue T«x, (3 per enpitn.
Aiisessor and Collector,
Lillooet, Gth January, 1901.
WIH HONOUR the Lieutenant-Governor In
1 ■ Council hnn beon pleased to mak_ the following appointments:
'.'.MIi January, 1901.
Catfpftf Phair, of Lillooet, Esquire, B, M , tn he
a < oioner It) and for the County of I aribn-j;
such appointment to take effect on and froui
the IJtli instant.
lath of January, 1901.
Frederick W. Valleau, Est|uire,S. M.,to perform the duties of the undermentioned ofncei
at Clinton, during* the sbBunee, upon leave, of
P. Soues, Rsqulre; such appointment to lake
effect on and from thc Kith irutaut, uaiueiy:
Government Agent,
Assistant Commissioner of Lands and Works,
Gobi Comiiiis-ioncr,
Clerk of the Peace,
Collector of Votes,
Deputy District Registrar of Births, Deaths
and Marriages,
Deputy District Registrar of the Supreme
Registrar ol the County Court of Cariboo,
Registrar under the Marriage Act, and
Collector of Revenue Tax.
Transfer of License.
Notice is hereby given that it is my intention
toapplytotbe license commissioners ai their
next sitting, for a transfer of the license of the
Victoria Hotel, Lillooet, Into mv mime.
L:lknwt,Mh FebTuafy HIM.
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 Manufacturing Co.
Our   Spcclaltlcn:
_C__-__3_00_=S!, 33 a.
Royal Hotel,
Sucker Creek, B.C,
Central point for iiridge
River Miners and Prospectors. Good accommodation.     -     -     -    -
St.iblc in connection.
Notice in hereby given Hint the hen<l offlre Of
thc Anderson Lake Mining A Milling Company
has been transferred from Ashcroft to Lillooet
Lillooet, R. "., January __nd,
Excelsior House
Dining Room.
A. WOODS, Proprietor.
First C>ass Meals Served.
Open day and night. Short
Orders a Specialty.
J. M, Mackinnon
Mining Properties
Properties Bondea
Vancouver B. O
Don't Forget the Ashcroft Tailor
I hnve Just received direct (ram Scotland the boat selection of Tweeds, Worsteds Seraot
Huntings In tho Interior.   Satisfaction Kuamnteed,
THOMAS McCOSH, Morchnnl Tatlor, Ashcroft, II. 0.
'.JJ _______
Corner of llaalinga ivnd Granville Streets.        VANCOUVER   15   ('
General Hardware,
Paints, Oils  and Varnishes,
Stoves, Enameled Iron
and Tinware.
Miners Steel, Picks, Shovels, etc., Wire Cubic
nnd Kussel Wire Foncinjf.
A.  TJT__n_EPO__^ID,
Denier In WiiIcIiop, DlfltliOlltlp, Jewelry anil Optical ttooilfl. Our ri'|mii ile-
imriti em iH llnexcellul (or line work.
Lbhvu your onlem witli tlio pOBtmaBter
K'llO will luivc itulletiilul lo lis well as it
you camo periionally.
Cariboo and Lillooet
Stage Travel
Clinton ami  way  points,  Monday,
Weilne diiy nml Friday.
All poiiiin in Cariboo, Monday''.
I/ill.ioel direct, .Monday and F,i Iny,
Forks ot ("fueentl'c, and wny points,
A  ppei ial eoaofr, cnrfylng pnBsengere
and expref", will  Ictive Aalicroft lor tl.e
150-Mile lluu-e on Friday's, returning
ThriiURll and Kt urn Tickt'l.s at Reduced Kates
Special Conveyances Fumislmd.
Wll.Utl- STREET.   I (TORIA.
TimcTnUe No. M.-Tnkiiig  Ktloel   Nov.  1»HL
Victoria tn Vancouver—Dally nt 1 p. in. Van.
cpuvorlo Victoria -Daily at U5p.ra., or on arrival of lhe C.P.lt, No l train.
Leave V'lciorls for New Westminster, I sdner,
l.iiln Island, rtiiniier's Pass—Tuesday suit
I'iiitiiy nt 7 ii.in. Leiive New Westminster lot
Vicllirill nml Wny Ports - Wednesday and
.smiii'dity »t 7 p.m
StenmslilpB of tli.'s company  will lenve l«
Fort   Simpson  mul   Intonnedlate  points,  rta
Victoria, 1st und l.'nh each month ut :i p.m,
Steamships of this comnany will leave every
H eduesday lor Wrangel und Skngnvay al » p.m.
Steamer leavei     etorla   foi   Alberni   «nd
Sound   ports,  on  the unit  nnd 20th oi  each
month, extending  latter   trips to   ijuatsinv
anil nape Seott.
The company reserves the r jrlit of ehanglai
tins time table at any time wit hunt nntincafloa
Uenerul h'ridgul Agent.
' . 8. ntXTKIt,
(Jeneiiil Passenger Agent.
Insurance. |
General      S
It vou Wllllt ?l\
To insure your life, <_>
To insute your property,     Jr^
To iiitiure n^ainsl accident. }fc.
Call on $\
Ric. A. Fraser*      *>
I/Ilouet, 1J. 0. '■*/


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