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THE    PROSPECTOR.
Vol. 3, No. 24.
LILLOOET, B- C, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 21, 1900-
$2.00 a year.
LILLOOET AND BRIDGE RIVER STORES.
J. DUNLOP.
GXZxxxvttJLX,   jMLT{ixi,GTiJL2srrr
Miners Supplies."
LILLOOET, _3.:0.
Branch Store at Bridge River where a
full stock of General Merchandise and Min
ers Outfits are on hand.
J. Dunlop, General Merchant, Lillooet, B.O
Paul Santini,
GENERAL MERCHANT,   ILLOOET, B. C.
Carries a full stock of all kinds of Groceries, Dry  Goods,   Boots  and  Shoes,
Hardware, etc.
MINERS' OUTFITS A SPECIALTY.
_pi03sr_e__E3K :x_cot.e3Xj.
Lillooet. 11. c.
FRED. H.  NELSON, Proprietor.
ftainplo   Ri.t.in_   for    Cominerei»l    Travellers.
Livery Sbtblo in Connection, Bus meets
■temnboat tor quests to and from
Aadcrson  Lake kii.1 bridge
River i>oliiiB.
Hotel Victoria,
LILLOOET, _3. C-
Thil hotel being; new and thoroughly finished throughout is the only first
clasi hotel iu Lillooet. Persons calling at Lillooet will receive every attention by
stopping at the Hotel Victoria, lined stabling in connection with the hotel. Headquarters for the Lillooet-Lytton stage.
»   »   <i    <•>   0   0     CllAKOlCW    MODSKATE.     W   O   Q   0   w   S
D.  HURLEY,
Proprietor.
EXCELSIOR    HOUSE,
D.  FEASEB,   .PIE-OIF-
MLLOOET,	
Tha Bar ia supplied with the best Wines, Liquors and Cigars.
B.C.
LYTTON STAGE LINE.
Stage leaves Lytton every Tuesday and Saturday morning for Lillooet, returning next day.    Special trips made.
If you contemplate a trip into Lillooet district, write us for information.
CAMERON & HURLEY     ■:■    Lytton and Lillooet, B L
LYTTON.
A. GS-. XIAXSJLGXJXArVX,
General Dealer
Full  lino   of   Groceries,  Dry  Goods,  Boots   and  Shoes
Giiothing and Hardware.     Miners' Supplies.
M.  P. GORDON,
Kamloops, B.C.
Furniture of every description,  Carpets,  imbim,  Window Shades, Cornice Poles, etc.
THE PROSPECTOR.
BY   RIC.   A.  FRASER.
Canadian Pacific Navigation Company.
Fnr Alaclra 8jt»j.H»l_i for Skngway nnd Alaska puinta leave Victoria every Wednesday
|r UI   nld^rta.   evening and Vancouver every Thunid/iy n. 1 p.m.
Steamers fur B.C. Nun hern Points leave Victoria ami Vancouver weekly,   IWular stenmers
for ull Britllh oluwbla points.   Particulars on an.jlicatlou. C. S. BAXTER , O. P. .
The government engineer, road superintendent or member lor the district, or whoever is
responsible lor the carrying on of work on the
roads and trails ihould do something to finish
up and complete a few necessary improvements. Tlie trail along bridge river should
have been completed as it was expected to be.
The few miles from below Richey's ranch to
above the rapids should at least be completed
at once, which would allow machinery, etc.,
taken there to go up the river on the ice or by
boats. From all accounts the $9,000 expended, or supposed to be, on the trail has accomplished very little. The portion between the
Kerry and rapids is very important and should
he attended lo at once. In other districts one
never hears of delays and half finished work,
but in West Lillooet no one seems to have
power do anything for the benefit of the public, but if it benefit themselves by the purchase
of supplies or evening up some accpunt some
of the delinquents are put to work. Under
he circumstrnce it would be advisable for the
citizens and residents of the district to get up a
petition asking the government to go ahead
with work. The town of Lillooet is unlike
others in the province. In it resides the mem
ber of the legislative assembly, government
agent and road superintendent and it is impossible to have any improvements made that
will liencfit the public. The excuse given is
that they have no power, surely the government representative and officers in West Lillooet are not of so little importance and incapable of doing anything without first having
to get orders for the smallest piece of work.
If such is the case, the sooner men capable of conducting the business for the
government are put in these positions the better for the public. The district and town is
gradually advancing and it is necessary that
the people should keep up wilh tiie time?.
A few crossings put in at different places in
the center of town would be a great improvement and the road from the English Church
to the suburban lots graded and graveled is
absolutely necessary. The main street is not
in the best of condition, but owing to the wet
weather at present accounts for it. These
are matters that should be attended to and
THE PROSPECTOR is of the opinion that the
improvements to "the streets through town
could be put in decent shape if the oflicia.i
had gumption enough to go ahead and do the
work.
Bridge River district is now supplied with
two mails a month. The post office department sends (me in the first Tuesday of the
month and the mine owners, miners and residents of '.he district have subscribed sufficient
funds to induce the mail carrier to nialce an
extra trip a month. Uridge river needs increased mail service, and the post office department no doubt would have made arrangements before this, had they received proper
and correct information regarding the matter.
A report was sent into the post office department by a Bridge resident, we learn on good
authority that there were not a dozen residents along the trail to have mail supplied
them, and as a result the department sent such
informition|to headquarters. The district during the past season has had on the average of
one hundred and fifty men at the different
mines and during the winter it will average
seventy-five to one hundred to have mail supplied. When representation is made to the
member and the post office department, there
is no doubt the service will be increased.
The   Prospector   wishes   its   readers   a
Merry Christmas.
LYTTOIT.
^isS":i
suDSoribe for The Prospector.
J. H. Anthony.
(Successors to .    Stevenson.
Business established ISGIt.
FOSrV  OFFICE   STOBB.
General flerchand.se and
Miners Supplies.
FORWARDING AGENTS.
BAILEY
HOTEL.
Silverthorn Bros. Props.
LYTTON, - - B. C.
First-class in every respect.
Choice  Wines,   Liquors
and Cigars.  Sample
room   free.
WANTED-A l.'M UN OF COOPCIIKAC-
tcr todellver ftii'l collect in British oliimbin
for old established manufacturing wholesale
house. $900 a year, sure pity. Honesty more
than experience required, uur reference, any
bank in any city. Enclosed self-addressed
stamped envelope. Manufactureis, Third
Floor, S31 Ucurborn St., Chicago
Opposition Leadership.
At the recent meeting in Vancouver
ol adherents of the provincial opposition
.supporting and hitherto led by Hon.
Joseph Martin, the advisability was die-
cussed of transferring the leadership—
for the present at all events—lo Mr.
Smith Curtis, of Rossland, who it is believed would be infinitely more successful than "the stormy petrel," in harmonizing siid solidifying the diverse
interests opposed to Mr. Danamuln government and policy. The fact that Hon.
Mr. Martin's health has failed rapidly
ol late and his doctors advise that he
devote himself assiduously to its re-
stjration, affords convenient opportunity for a tactical change that has been
for some time past been counted among
the possibilities. The transfer of the
leadership was merely discussed informally at the recent meeting here, but
some definite move will probably be decided upon at an adjourned meeting
when a candidate will also be choBen
to contest tlie seat vacated by Mr. Garden's resignation from the legislature.
Two Polling Places Went Solid.
Two polling places went solid for
Gailiher. Wardner, in East Kootenay
and the 150-Mile in Cariboo. A story is
in circulation that the result at the 150-
Mile vaa brought about in this way:
The electors of the locality decided to
vote as a unit. The vote was a jackpot
to be played for. Each party selected
iheir most expert poker player, and the
game was started with 20 chips in front
of each player. The player who represented candidate Galligher was the more
luckier or the most expert and he won,
■ nd Gailiher got 45 solid votes as the result, every elector living up to the
agreement. At Wardner the only voters
were the deputy returning officer and
his clerk, and they couldn't vote against
Gailiher without being found out.—Nelson Tribune.
Parliament fleets on February 6th.
An Ottawa despatch says: Parliament
a/ill meet on February 6 h. At a meeting of the cabinet yesterday, an Order-
in-Council was pa eed ordering a proclamation summoning parliament tor that
date. It is usual for the house to meet
on Thursday, but the first session of
every Parliament is called for Wednei-
day, a day earlier to elect a Speaker.
The Bession is expected to be a short
one, as the Government bill of fare will
not be of a character tbat ought to prolong it.	
Holiday Rates by the C. P. R.
In connection with the Christmas and
New Year's holidays the Canadian
Pacific Railway will put into effect the
usual local holiday rates single fare for
the round trip. Passengers can purchase
tickets on tbe following dateB:—December 22nd, 23rd, 24th and 25th, good to
return January 3rd, and on December
29th, 30th, 31st, and January 1st, good
to return on January 3rd.
Liberu!. Can Control.
An Ottawa, despatch says: The
position of the two parties in the senate
Btands: 28 Liberals; 51 Conservatives
aud two vacancies. When tbe vacancies
are filled they will make 30 Liberals and
51 Conservatives. It is calculated that
about 35 Liberals can control the house
as many of the Conservatives are too in-
fit in to attend.
The Toronto World of a recent date
day, on the authority ol a gentleman
from Quebec now in the city, who ie
said to be posted on government matters
eavs that the government intends taking
advantage of the B. N. A. act to increase
the number of seats in tbe senate by
six, viz. two from Ontario, two from
Quebec, and two from the maritime
provinces.	
A Montreal despatch says ; The Canadian Pacifi.: Railway Company intends
doubling up its I nperlal Limited service.
The time ol the present train, when it ie
put on next summer, will be scaled
down a couple of hours, ii not more. Tbe
train will be continued to lirBt-class
traffic. The second-clasB ami immigrant
business will he continued to the second
train.        	
Rev. Dr. Potts, ot Toronto, Secretary
of the Methodist million-dollar fund,
announces that the fund has almost
reached tbe required amount. His re-
rortB indicate that [t'ie subscriptions
now aggregate about $950,000, Over
♦700.000 it is understood, will be devottd
to relieving churches of debt.
Next Wednesday evening at 7.30 the
annual Christmas tree lestival will be
held in Santini's hall when thehearteof
tbe young will be gladdened by each
receiving a present. The committee in
chargo report everything in good shape
and a very pleasant evening will he
spent by those who attend.
WORK STARTED
ON THE L0RNE-W00D-
CHUCK MINES.
rir. Leslie Hill Manager of the Mines Exploration Limited, Has Started Work on the
Lorne-Woodchuck Claims. Predict, a
flood Camp, but Disappointed With New
Trail.
Mr. Leslie Hill has fast come down
from Cadwallader Creek, where he has
been putting a force of men to work on
the Lorne-Woodchuck claims. Tbe company are building new bunk houses and
boarding house and the pre6ent force of
10 men will bo doubled as soon as there
is accommodation enough. Mr. Leslie
Hill thinks that there will be a great
mining camp in that district when it is
opened up. Mr. William J. Barker wbo
is a through practical miner from
Burtte, Montana and who has been
developing mineB in British Columbia
under Mr. Hill for the laet four or five
years remains at the mines as foreman,
and Mr. Hill will probably be in again
before the end of the year.
Mr. Hill is very much disappointed
about the road. He understood that
the government intended to make a
sleigh road from Seaton lake to Cadwal-
wallader creek. The trail over the Mission is widened out for a sleigh road but
the switchbacks are too short to turn an
empty Bleigu on nnd it is quite impossible to haul heavy machinery in
fact anything else to any advantage over
this so called eleigh road. It is said
that the contract called for switchbacks
wide enough to turn a four horee team
on but that seems incredible. It ie
hardly poeeible to conceive that any responsible road supervisor would accept
such switch-backs as these as wide
enough to turn a four horse team on. It
has been suggested that double headed
Bleighs should be used; haul them up
one way and then hitch the team to the
other end and pull them up the next
grade, like the BwitchbackB on the Ros'
land railway. The sleigh road is graded
a short distance up Bridge River, but
not above the rapids and from there to
Sucker Creek very little haB been done
to the trail. From Sucker Creek for seine
7 or 8 miles there ie a good sleigh road
with a good grade and switchbacks and
Mr. Hill's company is now grading a
short piece of trail to connect tbo Bleigh
road with the Lorne camp, five or six
men working on it.
Mr. Hill eays that if the government
had made a thorough good pack trail
all tht way they would have done some
good because it is only a pack trail now
and a pack trail with lots of frills at
each end and a verv bad middle some 20
miles long. Mr. Hill's company the
Mines Exploration L'mited, were ordering a stamp mill from the Jenckes Machine Company and expected to haul
this mill in over the promised sleigh
road. Now they must countermand the
order, as no freighter will underate to
haul heavy machinery in over this trail.
Mr. HIP says it ie the usual way in
which the government work is done and
the government money waBted and it iB
no wonder that the government has to
double tbe tax.
WAR   NEWS.
In the issue of Tiik Prospector of
November 23rd, in reference to the 6ale
of the Alhambra group o( claims on
Cadwallader creek, we elated that the
claims had been purchased by a New
York syndicate, which is not correct.
The Bole purchaser waB Mr. Milton
Rathburn of New York who visited Lillooet and Bridge river last summer, and
being so pleased with the showing
pirchaeed tbe group feeling it would be
good in time besides getting a foothold
in this section. Mr. Rathburn will
probably visit the minoi this coming
season when a live Btamp mill will be in
operation on the Alhambra group.
London, Dec. 10.—Tbe detachment ol
the Royal Canadian regiment consisting ot companies "A," "B" and "I,'
which rer.ched England about a fortnight ago on its return home from South
Africa, left London this morning lor
Liverpool. The Scots Guard band accompanied the men to the railway
station, where Lord Strathcona and
Mount Royal, high commissioner for
Canada and other prominent personages bade them foiewell.
To what extent the Canadians had
won the heart of Londoners waa evident from the curious mixture of men,
women aud girls, who, hanging upon
tbe arms of tbe soldiere, marched with
them to the Btation, cryiug, cheering
and waving their liandB.
Tbe Canadians will sail on tbe S. S.
Lake Champlain to-uiorrow. From Colonel Otter down tbey expressed intenBe
appreciation of tbe warm reception according them in London,
London, Dec. 14.—Mr. Kruger received a message from tbe Czar Friday
night, eays the correspondent of tbe
Times, at Tlie Hague, It was touched
with very friendly terms, but the fact
that its existence has been »;ept a close
secret is sufficient to indicate its author's
intention to abstain from any active
steps friendly to intervention. Tbo
Czar naturally pleads his illness as a
sufficient excuse lor not interfering.
Mr. Kruger, when cheered by the
crowd on his return from the cathedral
yesterday, turned and roundly rebuked
thoee near him for such a desecration
of tne Sabbath.
Liv rp.ol, D c. 10.—A pro-Boer mee'-
ing at which Miss Mand Gonne was to
preside to-night, has been prohibited
by the police.
The returning members of the Royal
Canadian regiment, which left London
this morning arrived here during the
day. They received ovations from large
crowds and were entertained at luncheon bv the lord mayor and the corpor
atb n of Liverpool.
"Pretoria, Dec. 14.—Clements brougnt in
his force to Commando Nek unopposed. The
casualties were, I regret to sr.y, heavy, Killed —
Five officers and nine of other ranks: missing—ciglitrcn ufflcers and five hundred and
fitty-five of other ranks. These latter were
four companies of the Northerland Fusiliers,
who were stationed on the hill, and some
Yeomanry and other details sent up fto support them. The names and nature of the
wounds are being telegraphed from Cape
Town.
Broadwood's brigade look no part in the
engagement. The Boers suffered severely.
Knox drove Dewet north to the Thab N'Chu-
Ladybrand line, which was held by our troops
De .vet's force 3,000 strong, made several attempts to get through during the day, assisted by a force of Boers operating from the
north. These attacks were driven back
through some of the Boers of the south were
unable to get through the line."
Wiring later the same day Lord Kitchener
reports that while passing the lines in the
neighborhood of Thab N'Chn, Dewets force
lost considerably. The Soulh African Light
Morse and Thorneycrolt's mounted infantry
captured a fifteen-pounder taken at Dewets-
dorp, a bom-liom, several wagons and ammunition, twenty-two prisoners and some
horses and mules. A portion of the enemy
has been able to pass north."
The Lytton dredge, known as Cobtl-
dick No. l.Jseems to have experienced
considerable trouble in its management
and as a result very little has been done
during tbe past season excepting a few
lawsuits and the breaking of portions of
the plant. Wo learn that next season
the dredge will be under new management and it is hoped that the work
may prove a success, as it iB a first-clasB
plant and an up-to-date dredge. Heretofore the whole buBineBs has been run
more as a family affair, and fathers, eone,
brothers, cousins, nephews, etc., were
expecting a life job at a "pound a day
and keep."
The Bend'Or mine is still crushing ore
and will be able to make a small cleanup
before the cold weather again sets iu.
The Emperor's Term..
Tien Tsin. Dec. 14 —According to cie-
dible Chinese sources of information,
the Emperor Kwang Si will agree to
the following   demands  ol the  powers
First—Indemnity to the -mount of
701,000,000 taels, payable within 60
years and guaranteed by the "likin"
Second—The erecthn in Pekin of a
suitable monument to the memory ot
Baron Ton Kettler.
Third—An imperial prince, a near relative of tl.o emperor, to goto Berlin.
to apologize and express regret for the
murder.
Fourth—Foreign troops to hold the
lines of communication between Taku
and Pekin.
Filth—Punishment of Boxer offic re.
Sixth —Candidates from districts
where tbe anti-foreign outrages have
been perpetrated, not to be allowed to
compete with Chinese examinations in
Pekin lor five jears.
Seventh—Abolition ol the Teung li
Yamen.
Eighth-Foreign envoys to have access
to tbe emperor at all times.
Ninth—Importation or arms and ammunition into the province olChihli to
be abolished.
Tenth—The land and soa forts, between Shank Hai Kwan. Taku and re-
kin to be destroyed.
Subscribe fur The Prospector.
Reward For Ott.r.
Toronto, Dec. 10.—The World this
morning givcB currency to tlie rumor
that the Dominion parliament will be
asked by thu government to vote $20,-
000 to Colonel Otter for tbe services
rendered ir. Sju'.h Africa. PERSONALITIES.
Ex-President and Mrs. Harrison have
gone with their daughter to the Adlron-
dacks. where they will remain until
Oct. 1.
Lord Roberts has been in the British
army for 49 years, having started lu
the service in 1851, when he was 20
years old.
Senator Hoar frequently amuses himself by piano playing. He plays well,
it Is said, but few save his Intimate
friends have ever heard him.
W. J. Florence, the comedian, once
offered $5,000 for a cutcli phrase about
which aa American comedy could be
written.   Nobody supplied the demand.
(ireat Britain's new minister to Denmark, William Edward Goschen, is a
brother of the first lord of the admiralty and was formerly attached to tlie
British legation at Washington.
B. C. Gill, the veteran superintendent of models lu the pntent office at
Washington, has charge of about 400,-
000 models of United States inventions
grunted during a period of over a
hundred years.
All Ferrouh Bey, the Turkish minister to this country, is a regular member
of the Washington Fencing club, of
which Count Cassinl, the Russian embassador, Is president, and is one of Its
best swordsmen.
Speaker Henderson draws a pension;
but, according to L. G. Hurd, his Dubuque law partuer, the amount he receives hardly keeps him In artificial
legs. These he wears out about as
quickly as the ordinary man uses up u
pair of shoes.
There have been a number of young
governors In Illinois. Nininn Edwards,
executive of Illinois when It was a territory, was only 34 when appointed;
Governor Coles was 36 when Inaugurated, Governor French was 38, and
Governor Hamilton was 8G.
Mr. Wu Ting Fung, the Chinese minister to the United States, declares
himself afraid of tho American woman
with dead birds and animals on her
hat "In China we keep our birds; we
do not kill them." Thus spake the
heathen to a Christian people.
Charlotte Bronte's widower, the Rev.
Arthur B. Nichols, is now over 80 years
of age and spends most of his time in
nttendlug to his land business at Ban-
agher, Ireland. Though married again,
he always observes the anniversaries
of his first wife's birth and death.
Speaker James J. Myers of the Massachusetts legislature still lives In the
quarters he occupied while a student
at Harvard. These are a suit of rooms
In Wadswortb House, near the old
gate, in the building have lived mnny
Harvard presidents, and Mr. Myers'
study was once Washington's reception
room. '
THE GLASS OF FASHION.
Tlie pretty linen gauzes plalded off
witli silk and satin stripes are charming.
Riding habits are seen with little
half tight fitting coats, tight fitting
pique vests and plastron or chemisette
of tucked batiste.
Homespun Is having a pleasant little
period of popularity this year. It Is a
sensible, practical goods, excellent for
traveling, and many traveling gowns
are to be seen of it
The tints In cloth gowns seem to be
lighter even than they were in the early spring, and now there is an ice color
which Is Indescribable, a delicate green
nnd the faintest tint of pink, which
make charming gowns for cool days.
Little collarettes of laco and mousse-
line plultlngs, with long scarf ends, are
very much worn and seem to fill the
place of the fancy boas. They are simply a yoke with ruffles attuched and
finished around the neck wltb plaitings
of luce.
Cloths In pale colors are used for
driving conts.wlth a tight fitted basque
in the buck. The fronts slope off a little from below the bust, and large double revers aud collar of white silk nud
lace are the finish above a white silk
vest fastened with sliver buttons.
A pretty gown for a young girl is
made of a rich red homespun. The
skirt Is made plain nnd stitched, and
the short little spencer Jacket shows
the broad black satin folded belt, which
is almost a bodice In Itself, and a long
blnck satin scarf Is worn over a white
blouse.
ORCHARD AND GARDEN.
Grapes are ripe as soon as the end
of the stem Is ripe or brownish.
Generally the cherry after being
fairly started to grow needs no pruning.
Rob any tree of Its foliage during the
growing season and tlie tree is greatly
reduced In vitality thereby.
It should always be remembered that
whatever tends to build up or promote
the general health and thrift of the
trees will also aid materially in keep-
lug them free from disease.
When the apples begin to drop off
from the trees Is lhe best time for turning tie sheep or hogs Into the orchard.
Both will be benefited and a large number of insect pests be destroyed.
Strawberry rust Is shown by spots
on tlie leaves. One of the best remedies Is to mow the vines and weeds as
soon as tbe crop is picked and burn
them or scatter straw over the top nnd
11 ii in.
There are no short cuts In fruit growing. Good trees must be selected and
set out nnd well cured for, so ns to
secure a good, thrifty growth, and In
due time they will bear fruit—St
Louis Republic.
SOUTH DAKOTA'S WIND CAVE.
II la So —XtenatTe That Some People
Sny the State la Ilolloir.
The good people of South Dakota re-
Surd Wind cave as the teuth wonder of
the world. From surface indications it
would seem that a large part of the state
is hollow, and the extent of Wiud cave
is unknown. It was discovered in 1877
by a notorious character kuown as
"Lame Johnny," who distinguished himself ou several occasions by holding up
the Deailwood stage and ambushing caravans of unwary travelers. His lack of
prudence in one of these adventures resulted iu a "necktie party" which ended
Johnny's career, so thai he was uot able
to profit by his discovery. J. B.
Mcllnuald rediscovered the phenomenon
iu 1S84 by finding a large gap in the
plain through which the wind was pouring out with great force, like the draft of
a chimney. There are similar vent holes
at frequent intervals over the prairie, and
tlie people of this neighborhood claim
that several have been oneued within tbe
last few years.
The cave is divided into chambers. It
is asserted that more than 3,000 different
rooms huve already been discovered,
varying iu size from 12 feet in diameter
to over three aereB, and this is believed
to be only a small portion of the cavern.
The cave celling is not so high that of
Mammoth cave, and the geologic formations are not as wonderful as those of
Luray, but it lias many attractions, and
one in particular—the dryness of the atmosphere—which is Haid to afford instant
and complete relief to asthmatic people.
The temperature of the cave is about 45
degrees the year round, being unaffected
by the variations of the thermometer outside, but the variultoiis of tlie barometer
are sharply perceptible. When the mercury rises ou the outside, a current of air
flows into the cuve aud follows n certain
direction. When the glass falls, thia current changes and the air flows lu another
direction. This phenomenon has not been
studied hy competent meteorologists, but
is so apparent that it attracted the attention of the early explorers of the canyon.
The effect of the air on the cave upon
asthmatic people is equally peculiar. A
sufferer from that disease finds inimo
diate relief upon entering the cave, and
there will be no return of the trouble for
several days after. This has suggested
the possibility of a permanent cure for
such as can have the privilege of visiting
the cave frequently.-*
THIS HORSE COULD COUNT.
He   Understood   the   Meaning;  of  th*
l-'lre  Alarm  Strokes.
"If there is any animal that knows
more thnn a horse," remarked a member
of the tire department the other day, "I'd
like to see it. 1 mean one that knows
more than n smart horse, for there are
fool horses us well ns fool people and
once in awhile we" get one of these fool
horses in the tire department. But I
will say that our horses, ns a rule, art
pretty smart and knowing.
"I remember one we had in this company some years ago that actually could
count. George was his nuiue, if I remember rightly, aud George was one of
those horses thnt never did any more
work than he was obliged to. Not that
he couldn't, but Just because, like some
people you run across, he was opposed to
looking for work. Well, every company
in the lire department hns a certain district to cover on lirst alarms—that is,
every company responds lo certain boxes
ou tlie lirst alarm nnd doesn't go to others except ou special or general alarms.
"Well, air, we didn't have George
many months before thnt horse came to
know our district Just ns well ng any of
the men. He knew the boxes we went
out to ou the lirst alarm, and it is a fact
Hint that burse got so that he'd wait and
count the first round before he'd budge
out of his stall. If the box was not In
our district, George would wnlk leisurely
tu his place, but if it was one we were
due at on tlie first alarm he would rush
down to ids place.
"In those days we had to hitch up on
every alarm thai came In, whether It was
In our district or not. und stand hitched
for 15 or 20 minutes. George knew this,
ef course, and that was why he'd always
take his time going to his place when the
box wasn't in our district. And It's a
fact that if lie was eating when an outside box came in, he'd just keep on eating
until tlie foreman yelled out to bring him
down to his place.
"Of course, now nnd then George
would miscount tlie box, and rush to his
place ou a box nol in our district. Bat
when he did make a mistake like that,
which was precious seldom, that horse
would get so mad and feel so bad about
It that he wouldn't get over it for a day
or so."-
Let Him Try tbe Shovel.
"The average typewriter works harder
than n man who shovels coal." said a
routh who ought to know. "Let me
prove this by cold figures," he continued.
'The average typewriter carriage weighs
four pounds. The average operator lifts
the carriage five times a minute. This
means that he lifts 20 pounds every minute, or 1,200 pounds every hour. If he 1»
lucky, he works but eight hours a day.
The carriage is lifted on an average
sevou inches every time it is raUed, or
175 feet every hour, or nbout a quarter
ef a mile each day. But, as the hand
travels through ns much space In lowering as In raising tlie carriage, and as the
strain is as great, we must double theae
6gureu, which menus that the average
operator lifts over two tons 14 inches
each day, or Iwo pounds one-half mile."
No I'wll <o Find.
"See here," he said to the groom, "are
you tlie man who put the saddle on Miss
Jennie's horse?"
"Yes, sir.   Anything wrong, sir?"
"It was loose, very loose. She had no
sooner mounted thnn tlie Buddie slipped,
nnd If I hadn't cnught her she would
have been thrown to the ground."
"I'm very sorry, sir."
"But I did catch her," went on the
young mnn meditatively. "I caught her
right In my arms, and— Here's a dollar
for you, John. Do you suppose you
could leave the girth loose when we
so riding again tomorrow?"—Chicago
Times-Herald.
The teaser Evil.
"Dr. Killinm told me today," said the
president of the life Insurance company,
"that young Pinehpenny owes him a bill
pf $200 which he can't collect. I think
we had better pay it."
"What!" cried the treasurer. "Are
foil jokiug?"
"Not nt all. Pinehpenny la Insured
nith us for $10,000, i.-.d KllUsin knows
»."-Philadelphia Press.
THE MOULTING SEASON-
At No Other Time   of the Year Do Hone
Ue.iuue More Nutritious nations.
Tlie most critical period of a hen's
life is during the moulting season,
from July to December. It takes biddy about 100 days lo take off her old
coat und put on a new one. Home
commence moulting much sooner than
others and get through long before
winter sets in. This is very desirable, as hens seldom lay during the
moult, or the larger purl of it; therefore if they commence early it will
be a decided gain, for then they could
be got in a laying condition be'ore
cold weather. II this is not done
they will puts the winter without
amounting to anything us layers.
Tho feathers are composed largely
of nitrogen und mineral matter. The
first process is the loosening stage,
when tho feathers loor.cn und drop
out, ut times leaving lhe bird almost
nuked, und exposing the body to the
Influencee of the weather. Should they
be late in moulting thoy should be
carefully housed during cold, dump
weather. When the new leathers begin to come in it Causes a great
drain upon the lien's system. Tlie
foods best adapted to tlie seuson ure
the nitrogenous foods such us grass
bugs, worms, clover, incut, etc. At
this period the hens should have unlimited range, sa that they can gather a good supply of such articles as
they need.
inning this period it may be well
to add a tonic to the drinking water. A leu. made of white oak bark
is good. Add enough to color the
wnter. Some time before the moulting season tbe bens should be fed
up and put in good condition, for
poor hens are usually slow at moulting, (live them in uddition to the
regular soft feed linseed meal, cottonseed meal, fresh meat and fresli
cut bone. The object is to supply
tl'.e fowls with feather forming material. Keep this up through the en-
tiio moulting season. If the fowls
are too fat withhold the grain and
their fat will diminish. Their system cannot be at. prime if too fat.
Outs may be used sparingly and bran
w ill be found excellent. Above all
things rid the fowls of lice. It is
impossible for a lien to renew her
coat rapidly and run a boarding
house for parasites  besides.
bhouid any be late in moulting, it
would be well to kill or sell them,
for, if thoy arc not through in time
to lay in tlio winter season, they
will be a dead expense. All hens
Bhouid be entirely through by December. Some fowls seem to lose
their feathers in a. few days, while
others drug along all through the
moult. This is largely due to a
greater or less degree of temperature
of the fowl's body. The hearty eating warm bloodetl biid is the first
one to  moult.
W ire N     alia und Old Nulls.
Careful experiments ure said to
show tbat, lirst, cut nuils arc superior to wire nails in all positions,
second, tlio main advantage of the
wire nail is due to its possessing a
sharp point; third, if cut nails were
pointed, they would be 30 per cent,
more efficient in direct tension; fourth
wire nails without points have but
one-half Ihii.- ordinary holding power; tilth, the surface of the nail
should be slightly rough, but not
barbell. Barbing decreases the efli-
cll.ckncy of cut nails about 32 per
cent.
The pointed end enables the nail
to enter wood without breaking its
fibre excessively, thus preserving its
grip, A serious defect of wire nails
is their readiness to rust. Thoy are
made generally of a sort of soft st,el,
and steel rusts more readily than
some other forms of Iron. In some
parts of thu country, it is said, shingles put on with wire nails drop off
after six or eight years.—Baltimore
Sun.
Taste in Presents.
"Some people, men especially, acquire reputations for excellent taste
in BbR'Cling presents, when in reality
tbey haven't the slightest ides what
is bein;: sent," said a salesman In a
fashionable street jewelry store.
"Tiie; just don't want to be bothered Willi making a selection themselves. Several regulur customers
who have accounts here Invariably
come to me when they receive wedding invitations or have to give presents of any kind, nnd tell me to use
i»y own Judgment in making a selection Of course, they tell me how
much they want to spend, give me
tlie name and address, together with
a curd to he enclosed, and go about
tbeir business. They haven't tho
slightest idea of what their gift is
until they receive a note of thanks."
—rillludolphla  Record.
Origin or tlie Chinese <Juouc.
The   custom   of Chinamen  wearing
pigtails is not ancient, considering
the period that China bus existed ns
n nut ion. It dutes from 1027, when
tbe Muiichus, who then commenced
the conquest of the celestial empire,
enforced    this     fashion     of  doing   tho
hair as n sign of degradation.
The
average queue Is three feet long, Bays
the Golden Penny, nnd. reasoning
that the adult Chinamen number
200,000,1100, we get, a united pigtail
measuring 118,086 miles long, sufficient to go four and a half times
round the earth!
A Wicked Whip,
The sjambok, which is frequently
mentioned in despatches from Smith
Africa, is a long whip, made from
rhinocerous hide, and polished till It
looks almost like amber. It is very
tough and durable, und is used by
the Boers unon animals and natives.
and ulso for tbe chastisement of criminals, The crock of the s.uinbok
sounds  like a pistol  shot.
Butterflies In Arctic lli-ginm..
Frozen butterflies arc frequently
found by mountain climbers lying
lifeless on tbe snow, and so brittle
that they break unless they are very
carefully handled. Such frozen butterflies, on being taken to warmer climate, recover themselves and fly
away. Six species of butterflies havo
been found within a few hundred
miles oi tlm north Dole.
ANIMALS !-S BESIEGERS.
Their   Patience     nml   strategy     Irdtcate
Power of Kiitiiieiuiitioi.—i'eecary
Is the Champion.
There are plenty eif garrisons und
sieges und reliefs it, .. iid life, and
some c.l them very ph.civil., sustained, short rations, sorties and assaults tread on each oli.er s tails,
and the besiog&s tlo not always eel
the  best  of it.
Tin; champion besieger is a wild
pig culled the peccary, which is
about the- most frightful beast alive,
arid lives in herds in tl.e South American forests, vou cannot discourage
a [eceury; you can only kill him.
These beasts have a particular dislike to monkeys and frequently watch
tor tin opportunity to tut one of
from the main woods. Now and
then the herd will manage to surprise
a party of monkeys near un isolated
tree or clump. They make the most
of the chance.
The pigs rush forward, and the
monkeys skim gayly up the trees out
of burin's wny. Hut us the clump is
isolated from the forest there is no
escape via the branches, anil they
dare not come down ami run for il.
Tlie peccaries surround and invest
tho tree clump, nnd there they will
si', patiently for any length of time,
while the monkeys chatter angrily
aloft. If n monkey comes to the end
of the rations within rench nnd becomes so desperate through hunger
that he tries to run the gauntlet, he
is torn to pieces by the tusks of the
besiegers in a few seconds. The only chance of escupe is thut some of
the prowling Jaguars—a kind of leopard—in the neighborhood may get to
know of the siege. If they do, thoy
will come to the rescue, not for the
monkeys' sake, but because they nre
fond of peccary. Then the beleaguered garrison escapes while the relieving column is tackling the investing peccaries. Hut these pigs nre so
fierce that, even jaguars will not attack a  renlly   big herd  of them.
'lhe most formidable of besiegers
aro the wild bullulos of Central
America These will imprison even
a panther if thoy get him in the open. The panther generally mokes for
a high rock, but as the buflalos can
browse on the grass around, they
wil! hold out any length of time,
while the panther starves. They
form a big, irregular circle round the
rock, the sentinels keeping nn eye
on the besieged beast while they
browse. Often a man gets treed in
this wny. His only chance, unless n
party of horsemen relieve him, is to
set the dry grass alight on the lee
side of his rock. This will lire half
the district if there is any wind, and
it always scares the buflalos off,
It is on the sea bottom thut some
of the queerest sieges occur. If two
or three lobsters or fighting crabs
come ilium any we-uk and soft water
boast hiding in a hole, they frequently join forces and besiege him. Hut
tlie usual sufferer is a hermit crab—
the small, soft bodied crab that lives
in nn old whelk shell, witli his hard
claws hanging out. Tho other crubs
surround this belligerent antl try to
starve him into surrender. They sit
down in a circle nnd wait, but often
one of the bigger lobsters will try lo
crack the whelk shell with his claw.
This seldom succeeds, for such shells
are \cry tough. Tho hermit rati
walk slowly, pulling the shell wilh
hint, but when he tries to do so tho
besiegers bustle him nnd grab at his
protruding legs. He bus to draw
them in und remain still. Sometimes
the siege is raised by the arrival of
larger sea prowlers, who nlluck the
Investors, but more often, as the besiegers grow hungry and find the hermit still holds out, they begin fighting among themselves, nnd the besiege.! hermit escapes in the confusion. Sometimes, however, the siege
succeeds, but the hermit dies at Ills
post, lie Is then hauled out and
oaten
Tr herd times rats nre apt to band
together In raiding parties, and nothing comes amiss to them. Field
mice exist in colonies, burrowed un
inch or two below the surface of the
ground, If the marauding ruts inn
(ind a fairly lonely colony—one that
is not connected with half a dozen
others, that Is—they Mount guard
over the outlets and try to starve
thu mice out. Tlie besieged are no
fighters nnd merely sit nnd cower,
and though thoy sometimes make a
sorl ie nnd get promptly eaten they
more often frustrate the ruts by dying   underground.—London   Answers.
Spry Old "Bobs."
A characteristic anecdote of the
Commander-in-Chief is at present filing the rounds of the camps in South
Africa, says The Pall Mull Hazel te
While Sir Hedvers Puller wus at Pretoria he accompaniod Lord Roberts
one afternoon on a ride to the western purl of the (own, where a small
steeplechase course had boon arranged for a weekly paper chase. Lord
Roberts turning to General Buller,
said: "Come, Puller, let us take the
jumps!" "Too old for Unit sir!" replied Sir Hedvers, Whereupon Hi,'
Commander-in-Chief canler d forward und took all tbe jumps, Lord
Huberts is OS und Sir Hedvers (il.
The Origin nt Greenhouses.
William Watson of Kew suys that
the first greenhouse erected in Eng-
laml was in the Apothecaries' gur-
den at Chelsea in 1084, it merely
hud glass sides und wus heated by u
kind of oven. In 1717 a glass roofed house wus built by the Duke of
Hutbiiiit ut Bolvoir castle for foreign
grapes, heated by furnaces placed under the floor of the house. Steam
was firs! used in 17SS, und hot wnter soon afterward was applied to a
small house in the Jurdin ties Plnn-
tes at Paris. —MccIium's Monthly.
A Problem in Figures.
A  correspondent  sends  an  English
paper   the   following   problem:     Find
a number which divided
By  4.1,454  leaves  remainder  4,540
By     4,645   leaves   remainder     dol
By       451 leavos remainder      15
By 45   leaves  remainder -1
Not to  keep   our  readers  in     suspense, we     will     give tbe answer,
which is  31,041,007,749.     Prove   it,
The Man
On the Bridge.
A Gritty Englishman In  J>
the "Woolly West."        I
1 must say I felt considerably proud
when the people of Amber made me city
marshal. There was more iu it than in
prospecting, anyway, or, to put it plainly,
there was us much wealth as 1 chose
to gather in, wilh every prospect of it
public funeral in case I happened to gel
shot. The trouble was where to draw
the line, for if I just let things slide the
boys would massacre each other until
there wns nothing left hut tho town site,
and if I did my duty the first thing would
have heen to chip the whole population
in jail or run them all out of the country.
The main difficulty was about unlicensed
or prohibited business; but if I had
turned the law loose ou every offender I
should have closed up all saloons, gam-
tiling hulls, restaurants, dance houses
and theaters—In fact, the whole city of
Amber. T.lie usual thing was to black-
mail everybody instead of running up jail
expenses, but the question was where to
draw the line. You see, if 1 didn't black
mail enough, people concluded I was use
less, and if I assessed them too much they
kicked like the bulls of Bashan, As Dan
McPhail Biiitl once In the vigilance com
mittee when I jacked him up for cumbering the sidewalk with packing cases
to show what a stock of goods lie had to
"sacrifice:"
"Thia job requires tact."
Now in case there's any benighted pil
grim here who doesn't know Amber
Gutch, I'd better explain that's it iu tlie
Bitterroot mountains of Idaho, between
Dead Mule pass uud the Northern Pacific
railroad. Well, as I was saying, I was
city marshal of Amber in the fall of 'UU.
when nn Englishman turned up from
goodness knows where, dead broke.
"Look here," says he, "you're city mar
ah ul."
"I air."
"Well, look here," says he, "I'm broke.
I've tramped here out of Washington
territory, nnd my partuer nt Spokane
Kails has stolen all my clothes except
what I've got on."
"What made you come here, anyhow?"
says 1.
"Look here," says he; "1 got stranded
in the farming country, with winter coming on, and I'd have starved to death for
nil the work I could get. So I made for
the nearest mining camp."
He had nn old slouch hat, a shirt, overalls nud n pair of boots; hadn't seen a
square meal for months; looked me
straight in the eyes, aud what he said
was true.
"Well," says I, "what do you want?"
He looked up the street, then down,
collecting his thoughts, then at me
straight.
"I've written three times to the Spokane police to ask them to recover my
clothes. I got no answer. Now I want
you to write."
"Go to that store," says I, pointing to
Dan Mcrhail's, "rig yourself out nnd
tell them to charge it to me."
He tliankod me, turned his head away,
wiped his eyes with one linger, then faced
me again. "I'm not thnt kind of man
Will you write the letter?"
Of course I did. He had proved thnt
even though he was only an alien Britisher he was straight goods, and I liked
Straight goods in any man. Moreover, I
got his baggage from Spokane within
the week.
Next tiling I knew that young man-
he was 24 or less—went to McPhail, said
that he had earned $10 writing for newspapers and wanted to start trading.
"Where?"
"On the bridge."
Now, tlie Amber river runs down the
side of the gulch with the town on the
Bouth and only the railroad depot against
the cliffs on the north. The bridge is
right at the foot of Main street, joining
the town to the depot. There's only one
sidewalk, bo that the whole crowd to nnd
from town hns to go over on the rigid
hand of the bridge. It's a wooden trestle
business, and half way across, over the
middle of the Amber river, there's an
angle where the sidewalk bends round.
The tenderfoot wanted to trade at thut
angle. McPhail represented the county,
the city and the vigilance committee. He
knew thnt the thing was plain against
three different laws, and yet that Britisher was smart. He hnd chosen tlie best
stand for business in Amber Gulch.
"You can't trade," Mid McPhail, "on
the bridge."
"No," says the Englishman, "and I
don't want to. Who docs the air over
tlie middle of the bridge belong to?"
"The Almighty," says McThnil. "If
you want to trade there, you'll have to
take out a license from heaven."
"Will you interfere?"
"No," says McPhnil: "I euesB not.    1
never interfere outside my jurisdiction."
"Thanks," said the Britisher.
Next day 1 found that Englishmnn on
a plnuk which he had chucked across the
angle of the bridge. Underneath was
the river, raging among the big bowlders,
all ice and spray. But mind! He didn't
mind. He wns hanging on in midair hy
the skin of his teeth peddling cigars
across the hand rail.
"Have a smoke?" says he, and presented me with a cigar, then struck a match
on the seat of his breeches and gave me a
light. Pay for it? Not much! Why,
the Britisher thought he was under an
obligation to me. He met his obligations.
Once 1 saw a man pay him a silver dollar that was in dispute, and tbe Britisher
flung it at liis face. Next time I passed
the man on the bridge had two dry goods
boxes for a counter, a trading license
stuck up, a lot of apples, two kinds of cigars and some trinkets which didn't catch
on. In three duys he wns full of grub,
color in his face, a coat ou Ids back and
doing a roaring business.
After a week or so he began to build,
and the heaver wasn't in it for cunning.
On three hits of scantling ncross the angle he put n floor, walls, a roof, then a
glass front along the hand rail witti sliding sashes, He had a dog kennel door
under the hand rail to crawl in by, a box
stove to keep him warm nnd cook his
meals on and enough Hour space to roll
out his blankets at night. In six weeks
tiie man on tlie bridge was worth $150,
doing a business at 100 per cent profit of
$8 a duy.
Then n crash came which burst all
the banks and reduced our population to
half. The crazy man on the bridge began to have a bad time. His trade went
down to nothing, and instead of tbreo
square meals a day he began to till up
vacancies by eating his own stock—5
cents' worth of candy for breakfast and
a smoke for dinner. Besides thnt, Long
Shurly, one of our special brand of
toughs, thought that tlie innn on tho
bridge wns having more than his share of
prosperity. One morning, late in December, Long Shorty put two heavy timbers
across the river behind the man on the
bridge and began to build u house on
them beams. He planked over his lloor,
set up his frame of scantling und begun
to fill in tlie wells, then went to the city
council nnd told them thnt he intended,
at his own expense, to lay down nn extra
sidewalk to cover the space over the river between the bridge and Ids new saloon.
Of course thnt mennt sweeping away
the man on tiie bridge, shanty and all, by
permission of tile city authorities, bo I
sent one of my deputy marshals to see
how the Britisher felt.
"Oh, tlint's all right," says the man on
the bridge. "Long Shorty rests one end
of his bridgu timbers on railroad land
and the other end on private house properly. If I get his limbers sawed off nt
both ends, the gentleman will have to
swing his saloon with ropes."
"What from?"
"The clouda," says the Britisher, and
gave my doput-y a cigar.
Now, If thnt youngster had kicked up
a fuss, and gone after Long Shorty with
a gun, I'd have let them worry it out between themselves, but the man on the
bridge, although only un alien und a tenderfoot with nothing to live on but his
native grit, was the only law abiding inhabitant in my district. So I went to
Dan McPhail and snys I, "Dim, I gucsa
I'm going to have my spring cleaning."
"Good gracious," says Dun, so we set
to work making out a list of tlie proposed!
exiles, gamblers, bums, crooks, etc., who
would never be missed from Author, tc»
the number of 35. We called n session
of the vigilance committee, posted a
guard around my little calaboose nnd rnu
lu the gentlemen one by one, until we hnd
a full house. Then we started lhe whole
bunch—25 head—mid herded tlietn with
stock whips and chunks of ice through
the streets to the municipal boundary,
where we fumed them loose witli a remark "that Hie world was nil before them
where to choose." One or two who objected we chucked into the river to cool
off, but for the most part they went like
lambs, including Long Shorty, who understood Hint I'd plug him full of holes
if lie ever showed his ugly mug in Amber Gulch.
Going buck iuto town I interviewed
the man ou the bridge who had stuck up
a crazy poster suggesting n necktie social
or lynching bee, which was oliieious of
him and might lend to linrin.
"Take that down." said 1. wondering
if he'd thntik me for running his enemy
out of the country —but not a hit of it.
"All right." says the man on the bridge,
—curse his cheek! "I see lhat the peopie
has risen in its might for- vengeance on
the evildoers. Where did you hide?"—
London Blnck nud White.
Beware of using the personal pronoun "I" too freely in your (nlk when
you nre talking iu a room full of people. Egotists are often amusing nud
entertain lug, linl ns often thoy are very
much out of order. — Ladles' Uoiue-
Journal.
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Chase's Kidney-Liver Pills.
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fatal as disorders of the kidneys and
few are accompanied by more severe
pains  and discomforts.
Ono of the most common symptoms of kidney disenso is the smarting, scalding sensation when passing
water, which is likely to come very
frequently and at inconvenient times.
Then there is the dull, heavy, aching in the small of tho back, and
down tho limbs.
When these pains are accompanied
by deposits in the urine after it has
stood for twenty-four hours you
may be sure that you aro a victim
of kidney disease and should not lose
a single day in securing tho world's
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Take one pill at a dose, and in a
surprisingly short time you will be
far on the road to recovery, for Dr.
Chaso's kidney-liver pills act directly
and promptly on tlie kidneys, and
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Don't imagine that you are experimenting when you use Ur. Chaso's
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be considered the only absolute euro
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Mr. James Simpson, Newcomb
Mills, Northumberland County, Out.,
writes:-"This Is to certify that I
was sick In bed tho most of the
timo for three years with kidney disease. I took several boxes of pills
-different kinds-and a great many
other kinels of (latent medicines; bo-
sides that I was under treatment by
four different doctors during a
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Ur. Chase's Kidney-Liver Pills, ono
pill a dose, 25 ce-nts a box, at all
dealers, or Edmaiison, Bate's & Co.,
Toronto.
s^^y THE  PROSPECTOR.
LILLOOET, B. C.
IMPREGNABLE.
He Could   Slake  Kiiiik  Decisions and
i.fiu^h  i;t    Mmim',
"I \v:is out ill the country thu otbi'r
day." said thu talkative mau, "and, having nothing else to do, 1 attended a bull
game. It wus a ivdliot game, if not sui-
entilic, and exciturnout ran high. The
only thing, however, that I was Interested in was the umpire, who never uttered
n word during the whole game. A strike
was indicated by raising thu right hand
wilh one finger huld up. When he wished to call a ball, he held tip his left
band. There were other signals as well,
and it was not necessary for him to open
his month.
"What Interested me more than anything i*We was the way that the players
and spectators took bis decisions. The
game was a final one, and thu bitter feeling that had existed during the whole
season had conn; to a point where there
was danger of blood being shed. Yet
when the umpire made a rank decision,
which was pretty often, not a man said
a w«nd. Even the rooters seemed awed
into silence.
"At last tbe umpire do a particularly rank decision against the club that I
had picked out for a winner, and I
couldn't resist yelling 'Rotten 1'
*' ' ".'ain't no use yellln at that feller,'
said a party who was sitting near me.
'He's deaf and dumb.'
"It was so. Tho rivalry that had existed between the clubs had been so
lierce thai no one also could be found to
umpire the game and stand the abuse.
It might be well to adopt the idea
generally, at least until the fans learn to
talk   with  their  limrers."
A new widow has to give an ordpr to
the lust man who comes along soliciting
orders for enlarging photographs or the
neighbors will talk about her. —Atchison
i.lnl.e	
lr viiii nre afflicted, whether It hr ituli
gi'sll n. slr'eploHsiiPKS, liigliluiaro. rheii
ninth--!,! ur eamvr, try half rations u
vl.iie.   (.alvcKton News.
A IMv'ili'd  Ml ml.
"I bad n mltu] to ko to ihe seashore."
"Vou cbiUrged your uiliulV"
"Yes. I have now half a mint] to go
to lhe tnomitui'.ia and Uh4T a mind to
slay at honie." -Detroit .lourual.
Home DnyltiKT.
PnrUe—They r.n.v n h..rs*» lias every
disease that a human being has. Do
you believe it V
Jam'   I know It    I bought one from
«  frlfUtl  i-r^-nHi- -Tl.-m-
Mrs.Oeleate Coon, Syracuse, N.Y., writes:
•'For year. 1 cculd not cat many kinds of
food without producing n burning, excruciating pain in my stomach. I took l'arme-
lo ''s Pills according to directions under
'Dyspi nsia or Indigestion.1 Ono box entirely cured me. I can now eat anything I
choose, without distressing mo in tho least."
Thcsu pills do not eau-o pain or griping, and
should be used when a cathartic is rcuu.rcd.
Barbers   In   India.
In India, the land of iron caste, the
barbers rank away down along with the
blacksmiths and the washerwomen. A
barber's son must be a barber all bis life,
and his wifu must be a barber's daughter.
Like the Chinese barber, the Uiudoo
shaving mah travels about in search of
customers, and the harboring is done in
the street. But there are no stools, both
barber and customer squatting on their
heels while the operation is performed.
The Hindoo barber is a manicure and a
chiropodist as well, and his pay is wretchedly small.
Barbers in India working as servants
for a swell native family or for a European receive from $1.25 to $2 a month.
They often act as surgeons, and they
make a speciality of piercing the ears of
young girls for earrings, while barbers'
wives are almost always hairdressers.
Kitchen  Conveniences.
While some old fashioned housekeepers cling to the kitchen paraphernalia
with which they have become familiar
through years of use, the younger generation gladly welcomes every practical invention that tends to lessen the labor of
the houseworker or adds to the comfort
or convenience of the family, and these
Inventions are many.
Gas stoves and gas ranges have made
the summer days in the kitchen less
dreaded by the occupants than the old
fashioned coal stoves, and the modern
cooking utensils have proved nn added
comfort to the house mistress and maid.
The asbestos griddle, with a sheet iron
top nnd twisted wire handles, is among
the later conveniences, nud then there
nre asbostus plates that are so handy for
toasting bread over a small gas stove.
Perforated pie plates, which guarantee
tho crust being well done and brown,
and cake rings, with movable bottoms,
belong to this list. The combination dipper represents a variety of conveniences
in one, as it consists of a dipper, a funnel
nud a coarse and line strainer, all of sim
nlu construction and durable.
Rheumatism
Is Uric Acid in the blood.
Unhealthy kidneys arc the
cause of the acid being;
there. If the kidneys acted
as they should they would
strain the Uric Acid out
of the system and rheumatism wouldn't occur. Rheumatism is a Kidney Disease. Dodd's Kidney Pills
have made a great part of
their reputation curing
Rheumatism. So g-et at
the causa of those fearful
shooting pains and stiff,
aching joints. There ia
but ona sure way—
Dodd's
Kidney
PUls
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Pure Salt Will Bring Death to Creature, of the Sea.
That a marine creature can be poi
Boned with salt water seems a manifest absurdity, yet we are assured on
the strength of very recent experiments Hint pure salt nets ns u violent
poison to fish and tbat it Is only the
other constituents of tbeir native element tbat prevent its so acting iu sea
water. Says tbe ltcrue Generate des
Sciences in an account of the experiments just mentioned:
"The Innumerable animals tbat live
In the sea nre In permanent contact
with strong salt water containing not
exclusively, but chiefly, chloride ot sodium. Many of them die In a few minutes when tbey are put Into fresh water. Man adds to bis food large proportions of this same salt nnd Is Incommoded If deprived of It. Sett snlt
thus seems to be of use to mnny living
organisms and Indispensable to some.
M. .Inclines I.oeb announces very interesting experiments that prove tbat this
chloride of sodium, when purified nnd
freed from the other salts that accompany it In the sea, is n violent poison
for sen creatures. Perhaps It might
ulso be poisonous to mnn if he did not
take into bis system with bis food nnd
drink n certain quantity of potash and
lime salts, which are Its antidotes.
"Loeb takes small marine llsb newly
caught of the genus fundulus nnd
puts them Into n solution of pure sodium chloride contninlng tbe same proportion of this suit sen wnter. At the
end of 12 hours nil tbe fish nre dead.
If this salt solution be diluted with (lis
tilled water, the llsb live longer, the
length of time being In ratio to the extent of the dilution. Tbey live Indefl
nllely If they nre put Into sen water
even If 5 per cent of pure chloride of
sodium bo ndded to It. Tbe chloride of
sodium must, then, act ns a poison, but
sen water must contain antidotes to It.
"Here arc interesting facts whose
theoretical Importance Is considerable.
They show us very strikingly the part
played by the mineral composition of
the surrounding medium In vital phenomena. Tbey reveal the unexpected
fact that pure sodium chlorides Is n poison, as are the chlorides of potassium
nnd calcium, while the mixture of
these three bodies in the proper proportions Is, on the contrary, favorable
to the preservation nnd development of
certain living creatures.
"I.oeb believes thnt tbe metallic Ions
of these salts form combinations with
the proteid substances of the protoplasm; thnt these combinations are
quite easily dissociable, so thnt In the
presence of n pure snlt, such ns sodium
chloride, tbe sodium Ion takes the place
In the protoplasm of the potassium,
calcium and magnesium Ions, giving
compounds that are not capable of sustaining tbo life of the organism. These
of course nre but hypotheses. M, Loeb
promises to establish their correctness
by il series of experiments. Ills study
of the toxicity of sodium chloride is the
first of this promised series."
HInek und lliiehniinn.
A document of some interest was
entered for record at the Franklin (Pa.)
county courthouse a few days ago. It
Is a deed conveying to Judge Jeremiah
S. Black IMO acres of land near Mercer-
burg by President James Buchanan.
Tbe conveyance wns made In June.
1808, after Mr. Buchanan bad retired
from oliice, together wltb Judge Black,
who wus 111 Buchanan's cabinet, first as
attorney general and then ns secretary
of state.
The price paid for the land by Judge
Black was $ir>.«>_4. A story connected
with this transfer of realty, says the
C'bambersburg (Pa.) Valley Spirit,
showed the confidence tbat Judge
Black had In Mr. Buchanan, The president wanted to sell the land to the
judge, who said he would take It without seeing It President Buchanan Insisted, however, thnt be go to Franklin
county and see tbe property. Judge
Black went to Cbnnibersburg and staid
a few days with friends, nfter which
he returned to his home nt York nnd
made tbe purchase without having
seen the land.
Will Vncclnnte Loliatcru.
An enterprising pisciculturist has Invented a lymph with which he pro
poses to vaccinate young lobsters to
protect them against a growth which
Is fatal to young crustaceans. The
vaccinated lobster will have n peculiar
scar at the base of Its tall to distinguish him from his unvacelnated
brethren.—London Lender.
A Chinese Proverb.
The Chinese hnve n proverb which
snys: "Never carry your troubles Into a
court of law for adjustment. Suffer
anything rather than make an appeal
to a tribunal for satisfaction."
And yet there nre people In this country who think tbe Chinese need Instruction fro'- ••'   11 bow to be hnppy.
Poor I.o Files a Kick.
Lo the poor Ind inn bus refused to be
counted by tbe census enumerator nnd
has driven out the Interrogatory white
man with contumely and contempt. Of
course they nre nil wrong, yet there Is
something nfter nil of the Idyllic In
people wbo can live nnd enjoy life independent     of     stutlstlcs.
Sttmlliln-ood In  lltuvnll.
Professor Ilensbnw of Hllo hns dls-
coverei' " pew growth of sandalwood
trees, "raging ten feet In height, in
the Olna forests. It was supposed that
this tree was extinct in the Islnnds-
Hnwaliun Star.
BANKERS AND
BROKERS. . . .
362 MAIN ST., WINNIPEG
a   Stocks nnd bonds bought, Bold and   jg.
ii. curried   on   margin,     l.ir-k-d if,
<B mining stocks carried m
HE HATED RULES.
But Found Them Very Handy on One
Oecaalon.
One of the duties of tbe conductors
and gunrds on the Northwestern suburban lines is to stick tbeir bends into
the curs ns the trains reach the Chicago station nnd shout:
"Wells street depot! Oo not forget
your umbrellas!"
Sometimes they sny "umbrellas and
parcels," but I hey never substitute
"don't" for "do not." Tbe rule seems
to be strict on tbat point.
Yesterday morning, when It was raining bard and tbe passengers were all
soaked more or less, one of the eon
duetor's assistants entered a cur cm a
train from Wlunetka as It was Hearing
the Chicago station and culled out:
"Wells street! Do not forget your
parcels and umbrellas!"
"Well." replied a tall, thin man who
bad evidently tramped througli n mile
or two of mud. "why don't you tell us
not to forget our legs? It isn't vcrj
likely thnt anybody would forget an
umbrella this morning. Some people
seem to take It for grunted." he went
on. nddressing the passengers sitting
near lilin. "that tbe world Is populated
by nobody but fools. Now. what ex
cuse would any man have to offer for
leaving his umbrella behind on n morn
ing like this? And even If he d!d so 1
guess he'd come buck for It pretty soon
nfter be stepped outside. But that's
the trouble where people get to depend
Ing on set rules nnd shaping their dully
conduct 111 accordance with them
Tbey soon forget bow to use any judgment. They get out of the knack of
letting their actions be governed by circumstances. Wherever you lay down
strict rules for people tbey soon get to
be mere nutom"—
The train bad stopped, nnd the pns-
sengers begun crowding towurtl the
platforms. Tbe man who wns opposed
to rules und regulations hnd almost
reached the street when n young wotn
an touched him on the arm antl said:
"Excuse me! Is Ibis yours? I was
sitting behind you and saw It In Unseat after you had gone out."
She held a small package toward
him. and be grabbed It as If It had been
a life preserver and he n drowning
man lu mltlocenn.
"Great heavens! Yes!" he answered
"1 forgot that. There's a set of spoons
In this that my wife wants tne to hnve
marked with her Initials nnd n piece of
silk 1 must match today, or there'll be
trouble when 1 get home. You've sav
ed my life."
"i make It a rule to do such thlno'
whenever 1 enn " t>-> lady said us she
hurried om	
ARMORED COFFINS.
They  Were Oiu-e  I'aed   la  n  Cliureli-
ynrd In Scotland,
In tbe earlier half of the nineteenth
century the practice of stealing bodies
from Ihe churchyards for Ihe purpose
of sale as subjects for dissection, which
was known as "body snatching," wus
for a time very rife.
Various plans were made to defeat
the nefarious and sacrilegious proceed
lugs of the "body snntcbers," or "resurrectionists." as they were sometimes
called, n very common one being tlie
erection of two or more small watch-
houses whose windows commanded
tbe whole burying ground, anil in
which tlie friends of the deceased
mounted guard for u number of nights
nfter the funeral.
A usual method of the grave robbers
wns to dig down lo the bend of the
coffin and linre iu It a large round bole
hy means of a specially constructed
center bit. It was to counteract this
maneuver that tlie two curious CO Hill-
like relics now lying on either side of
tlie door of tbe ruined church of Alter-
foyle. in Perthsliiro, were constructed.
They nre solid masses of cast iron of
enormous weight.
When an Interment took place one of
these massive slabs was lowered by
suitable derricks, tackles and chains
on to the top of the coffin, the grave
was filled In. and there It was left for
some considerable time. Later on the
grave wns opened nud the Iron armor
plate wns removed nnd laid aside
ready for another funeral.
These contrivances sllll lie on the
grass of the lonely little churchyard,
objects of curiosity to Ihe pnssing cy
(list nud tourist.
Vou Often See a  Dear In One.
A bull iii ii china shop bus been a
time hollered couiliillQtiou «f words for
it long time, hut n deer in a millinery
.tore la Bomethlng fresh and piquant
thai really happened over in Wnterville
Thursday.—Bangor Commercial,
MhlNiimiiier Hcaeurch.
"I haven't been down to the office for
three dr.ys."
"Sick?"
"No; my family, nro going uwny nnd
I've been helping them timl the keys to
trunks."—Chicago Record.
IlliiNtriitlnir  tl.e  Term,
"Papa, what is insincerity?"
"Insincerity, my hoy, may best bo do-
scribed ns the compliment that one woman   pays  to   another   woman's  taste  in
dross."—Chicago Post.
How to Go on n Trip.
"But. niniania. if I bay clothes lirst I
may not hnve money left to buy n trunk."
"Ktliel, you haven't nny business sense
ut nil. Yea cuu borrow a trunk."—Chi
cn_o ltecord.
SLOW STARVATION,
THE CONDITION OF THOSE AFFLICTED W TH INDIGESTION.
Plata ency, Slek II U<1|,,!,.. OflVnhiie
llreatli nnd _ uc'atloni, Irritability,
unit u Feeling nf Weight on tlie Sluiu-
fClt   ur •  Aiiii.i]; it.'-   Symptom*.
Dyspepsia, or indigestion, us it is
also frequently culled, is one of the
most serious ailments '.bat .Ullicts
mankind, when the stomach loses
its craving for food and the power
to digest it, tbe person so afflicted is
both mentally and physically in a
condition of wretchedness. The
symptoms of the disorder are manifold, and among them tiny be noted
a feeling of weight in the region of
the stomach, sick headache, ofiunsive
breath, heartburn, a disagreeable
taste in the mouth, irritability of
temper, disturbed sleep, etc. '.''he condition is in fact one of .-low starvation of the blood, nerves and body,
and on the lirst symptoms treatment
through the use of Dr. Williams'
Pink Pilbi should be sought. Mr.
William Dirt, a well known blacksmith at PlsqUld, P. E. 1., ,s one
who Buffered for years anil n bitos
his experience for the benefit oi similar sufferers. Mr. Bin says:-"For
many years I was a victim of indigestion, accompanied by nervousness,
palpitation of the heart and other
distressing symptoms. My appetite
was irregular, and what I ale felt
like a weight in my stomach; this
was accompanied by a feeling of stupor or sleepiness, and yel 1 rarely
enjoyed a sound night's sleep When
I would retire a creeping sensation
would come over me, with pains
and fluttering around lhe heart, and
then when I arose in the morning, I
would feel as tired and fatigued as
I did before I went to bed. It is
needless to say that I was continually taking medicine and tried, I
think, almost everything recommended' as a cure for the trouble. Occasionally I got temporary relief, but
the trouble always came back, usually in a still more aggravated
form. All this, of course, cost a
great deal of money, and as the expenditure seemed useless 1 was very
much discouraged. One day ono of
roy neighbors, who had used Dr.
Williams' Pink PUls witli much benefit, advised mo to try them, and I
decided to do so, thinking nevertheless that it would bo but another
hopeless experiment. To my groat
gratification, however", 1 had only
been using the pills a few weeks
when I felt decidedly better, and
things began to look brighter. I
continued taking tbe pills for several
months, with the result that my
health was as good and my digestion better than it had ever been.
One of the most flattering results of
the treatment was my increase in
weight from 128 pounds to 155
pounds. It is more than a year now
since I discontinued tlie pills and in
that time I have not had the slightest return of the trouble. We always keep the pills in the house
now, and my family have used them
for other ailments with the same
gratifying results."
These pills may be had from any
dealer in medicine, or will be sent
post paid at 50 cents a box, or six
boxes for S2.50 by addressing the
Dr. W Uiams' Medicine Co. Brock-
ville,   Ont.
POULTRY  POINTERS.
Sprinkle the nests with diluted carbolic acid. It will keep down vermin.
Boiling (be milk that is fed to
fowls will increase its value ami lessen the risk of disease.
The pullet is so called for 12
mouths, or until the year in which
she was hatched is closed.
Tlie symmetry of the stock and the
size and color of the eggs can be influenced largely by care in selection
of the eggs for hatching, using only
those which are large, dark and
from well formed hens.
Poultry is an important branch of
farm stock, and no farm is well
stocked without a good variety of it.
Have good fowls, If you have any,
and keep a sufficient number of them
so that you can give them proper
attention.
There are three ways of improving
your fowls and tbe profit from them
—by introducing now blood, by better care and by better feeding. A
combination of all is necessary if the
best  results  are  obtained.
I wus enred of   terrible lumbago by
MINARD'S LINIMENT.
REV. WM. BROWN.
I was enred of a bad  ease of earache
by MINARD'S LINIMENT.
MRS. S. KAUBAOK.
I was enred of   sensitive   Innga by
MINARD'S LINIMENT.
MRS. S. MASTERS.
Lester T. Q-arfleld, a grandson of
Thomas (lurliohl, the only brother of
President, Garfield, has enlisted in the
regular army as a private and been
assigned to the seventh artillery now
stationed at Fort Clrobel.
Tbe llishop of London is an ardent
admirer of the classics. He is credited with the remark that the happiest years of his life were the ten
during which be kept to a resolution
that he would read no book written
later than  ItSOO.
INFLAMMATORY RHEUMATISM.-
Mr. S. Aukermau, oommerolal traveller,
Belleville, writes: "Some years ago I.
used Dr. Thomas' Eoleutrlo Oil for ln-
ll»uimato;~ rheumatism, and three bottles iffeoted a complete care. I was the
whole of one summer nimble to move-
without crutohes, and every movement
caused exoruolatlng pniua. 1 am now out
on the road aud exposed to all kinds of
weutlior. but have never been troubled
with rheumatism since. I, however,
ktep a bottle of Dr. Thomas' Oil on hand,
and 1 always leoommeud it to others, as
it did so much for me."
AN IMPUDENT FRAUD
An impudent fraud was perpetrated upon a .Manchester bank by one
of its customers, who opened an account with same few hundreds of
pounds. Tbe man, after a few weeks
drew two checks, each with a pound
or so of his balance, and selecting a
busy day, presenter! himself at one
end of the counter, with an accomplice, when be saw tligl bis friend's
check bad been cashed, immediately
presented his own to a cashier at
the other end. Both cashiers referred tbe checks to the ledger clerk,
who, thinking the same cashier had
asked him twice, said "right" to
both checks. The thieves were never
caught.
Hov/'s This?
We eifer (la- Hundied Dollars Reward for
any ca«e of Cat nli Unit ninn.it I..- cuiod by
llul.'s i 'aim ill fa o.
!•'   i.CHENEJf fc fii. Props ,Toledo,O.
i\ c,  thu under  gnod, havo   known   P. •!.
Cheney fur He- last 13 year*, and believe him
< rfectiy tionnrable hi all buslneas transactions,
icm! tin noisily nl.I'-  (. i airy nut any . Migation
am i- by their Una.
WEST&TnuAx," holomle Un gglsts.Toledo.O,
WALDisa,   Kiijun   s>   Mabvih,   Wholesale
Druggists, 'i' le lo, 11.
Halls Catarrh Dure is taken internally, acting directly upon the blood nml mnouus surface* of the system, Price, 76c. per bottle. Suld
by all druggists.   Testimonials free
Hall's Fuaiily Pills are the but.
Emery is the line particles of a
mineral (emery) anil U» krepared by
heating to a high degree and cooling
suddenly with wafer and then crush-
Holloway's Corn Cure is a specific for the
removal of coins and warts. We have never
heard of its failing to remove oven the worst
kind.
Cream of tartar is the refined
crust or sediment formed in the interior of wine vats and wine bottles, existing primarily in the juice
of the grape.
Cholera and ail summ r complaints arc so
quick iu their action lb it tho cold h Old of
death is upon tlio victims before they ure
swore that danger is nonr. If nttn.ked do
not delay ia getting the proper medicine.
'I ry u dose of Dr. A. G. Kellogg's Dysentery
Cordial, and you will get immediate re iof.
It acts with wonderful rapidity und never
fa.Is to effect u cure.
Madder is the root of a herblike
growth. It is about the size of a
lead kencil and much longer. It is
cleansed, dried and ground. It is a
dyestuff.
Pule, sickly children should uso Mother
Graves' Worm Exterminator. Worms are
one of the principal onuses of suffering in
children nud should be expelled from tho
system.
At the Methodist conference being
held at Viroqua, Wis., Bishop Malla-
lieu delivered an address. lie said
be hoped they would avoid books
like "David Harem," a book full ol
rum,  profanity,  dnd tobacco.
A DINNER PILL,—Many persons suffer
excruc.ut'.ng agony after partaking of a
hearty dinner. The food partaken of is like
ji ball of lead upon the stomach, and instead
of being a healthy nutriment it becomes u
poison to tlie system. Dr. Purmulee's Vegetable Piils arc wonderful correctives of
sueh troubles. They correct acidity, open
secretions und convert the food partaken of
into healthy nutriment. Thoy are just the
medicine to take it tioubled with indigestion
or dyspepsia,
APHORISMS.
There is great ability in knowing
how to conceal one's ability.- La
Roehefaucould.
To speak and lo offend with some
people     are     but   one  and  the  same
The people who have the finest
homes spend the least time in
them.
tiood advice is like lifo insurance.
If you take it when young, it becomes very valuable in old age.
If a girl has attended a boarding
school one year of her life, she always refers to that school as the
place where she received her education.
Minard's Liniment Cnres Burns, Etc,
Ilia First l'ntlrnt.
Patient (waiting Impatiently at doctor's
iffice)—When will the doctor be hero?
I've been waiting nearly half an hour.
Servant—What of thai'.' The doctor
ma been waiting neatly four months tor
vou!-
i'S
Tho wnnl compounds, which is
frequently used in dispatches from
China, means an enclosure. In lhat.
country anil in Jakan it. is customary to build high brick walls around
factories, business houses, banks ami
residences for protection, and those
arc known as compounds.
MINARD'S LINIMENT Relieves Nenrafe
Chtnn'a I.onrc -)rt«1ff:e.
The longest bridge in tho world If. It Is
recorded, the Linn bridge, near Sangnng,
in Chirm. It extends 5^1 miles over an
area of the Yellow sea and is supported
by 300 huge stone arches. The roadway
Is 70 feet above tho water and is inclosed
In tin iron network. A marble lion, 21
feet long, rests on the crown of each pil
lur. The bridge was built at lhe com
mand of the Emperor Keing Lornr.
Copy of a letter which appeared in
ihe CEYLON "OBSEUVEli."
"CORRESPONDENCE."
To the Editor of the "Ceylon Observer":
PUKE    CEYLON    CKEEN TEA. OP
THE  "SALADA"  MARK.
Cofombo, Aug.  15,  1900.
Dear Sir.—
I buve carefully examined and
I ;is'id the small sample of Tea
marked "SALADA" Pure Uncolored
Ceylon Green Tea you sent me last
night und find it is as stated.
The tea has exceptional leuf fragrance and draws a choice, flavory,
cowslip water .somewhat resembling
best grade Japan.
As a specimen of what Green Tea
should be in tbe cup it would bo
almost impossible to improve un it.
If Ceylon planters will oris be
careful to ship Greens up to this
standard of excellence, the capture
of the American anil Canadian markets is certain and assured.
Yours faithfully,
(Signed) F.  F. STREET.
Tlie son and daughter of the laU
millionaire, Jos. Cowen of Newcastle, Eng., will continue to conduct
Lhcir father's newspaper in that city
und Miss Cowen will have completo
business and editorial charge of tlio
Weekly Chronicle.
UiiTOCf ANA " BE_IA_0_ CIGAR
1 Uai/AnA,     . AOTOEY, Montreal
It is said that Lord Salisbury,
when in Ike country recently, arose
ni 4:80 in the morning and read
"Monte Christo." He was surprised
at. Sandringham by the Prince of
Wales, also an early riser, who afterwards got up a i to read the
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LOCAL NEWS,
W. J. Abercrombie returned Tuesday
from Victoria.
A. L. Doll of Obilcotin is registered at
the Pioneer,
George UarBOn was in from the Pavilion Farm this week.
MrsKeathley  ot the 15fMilfl  House
visited town tbia week.
The public school closes this afternoon
(or the Christmas holidays ol two weeks.
"To The Deaf," Iti this issue ia an ad'
which may benefit deal people. Bead
it, .
Miss Emma J. Marshall left last Tuesday ajternoon for her home on Cayoos.i
creek.	
The Bible Reading Circle will meet at
the home ol Mrs. Allen on Christmas
Eve at 7.30 o'clock.
Geo _e Gibson came down from
Bridge river Tuesday and will remain in
town for a lew days.
There will be a public service  in the
Methodist  Church  on  Christmas day.
Bervice to pomuieme at 11 a.m.
The weather during the past week has
been exceedingly w«t and the present
season more rain has fallen th.ui has for
Some time,	
Mr, and Mrs R, Cummins; utter remaining in town for a few days, left tbe
first of the week for their home at tbe
gJ-Mile House.
Next Sunday evening there will be a
service of song in the Methoeist church.
Special Christmas music has been selected.   Everybody welcome.
Invitations are out announcing the
•wedding of Mr, Wm. Cumming jr,. ol
lillooet and Mies Isabella Prentice of
Vancouver, on Decern! jr 25th 1900.
Geo. Hurley one of t|ie proprietors of
the Lytton stage line ia building a fine
eaidence in lytton, It ia expected tbat
lie will have it finished in a very Bhort
time.
Mr. John JJcKane the Conservative
candidate at the election on tlie 7th de-
bires The Pbospjctqr to thank the
electorBof West Lillooet lor their support. Under the circumstances Mr.
JtcKane put up a very good fight,
The Christmas number of the Briti-h
Columbia Mining Becord is to hand and
is an up-to-dale edition, The price is
25 cents a copy and people having
Jrienda on the outside could not secure a
better copy to send them. Jt contains
interesting Btories, descriptions of the
towns fthd mines ol the province,
A correspondent Irom Pavilion aBks
why not have a boat race between the
amateur champion ol the province and
Borne of the Lillooet oaraoien, on the
24th ol May, In Lillooet are more than
one oarsman who no doubt would take
a chance at a match ot this kind. It ie
hoped some arrangements can lis made
■whereby a raco can be arranged tor,
The Xmas tree will be held   on Wednesday
evening December 26th.
At the Post Office spire Ham/  Brett has a
full stock, of Xmas goods, toys, etc.
Meal tickets  for sale at the Excelsior
ltes.auiant.   Open day and niulit.
Mrs. Webster lias been very i'i [or tlie
paBt week, but ia now improving some,
Tjie PltOBPECTOB request all these who
are in arrears for subscription to send it
in at ouce.
Mr. A. Richey of the Ilig Horn Ranch' is
in towp and expects shortly to visit his relatives in California,
Charles Noel left for the Bend'Or mines
Wednesday morning, where lie will remain
during the winter months.
A general meeting of the British Columbia Good Roads Association was held
in Victoria, on Tuesday tlie 18th,
W. J. Gilchrist came up from Lytton
Wednesday and will leave shortly for
C.idwallader where he expecta to remain
the winter.
A great difference ot opinion prevails
as to the final outcome of tiie weather.
The local prophets have about all made
their obseivations.
W. E. Brett and Miss Brett who has heen
visiting lelatives here for several weeks left
Wednesday morning for lhe coast. Mr. Brett
will return in a couple of week.-, time.
A subscription list was started this week
and the funds collected went towards building
a sidewalk joining the space between the
walks of the Victoria and Pioneer
hotels. It is a vast improvement and the
originators are to be congratulated as public
benefactors.
At a meeting of the license commissioners laat Saturday to consider tlie renewals of the hotel liquor licenecB
applied for, the three hotels iu town
were granted renewal licenses. Nn
licenses whatever for Bridge River were
arranged for and none will be granted
until tbe board receives word from the
government that a constable will be appointed for that section. If no constable
is arranged tor Bridge river the oppli-
cantBwill in all probability not secure
licenses.
The Bight Rev. Bishop Dontenville of
New Westminster and Father Uohr
arriv.J in town Wednesday afternoon
hy special convejance. On their arrival in town the Indian band was in
readiueBS and the Bishop and party
proceeded up the street to the Indian
reservation where services are being
held. The Bishop is establishing a mission here and the necessary building
will be erected on the ground adjoining
tlfe Catholic church with Father Bohr
in charge. During tlie coming season
further impiovements will be made in
the mission.
Pavilion ilreezes.
Messrs. Woods _ Nelson, proprietors
olthe Fxcelsior restaurant, have their
dining room in first-claBs shape lor tlie
accommodation ol the public, A lunch
counter to accommodate a dozen people
hat been put in beaideB two nicely arranged private boxes, This firm is securing a good trade and supplies a first-
class meal to' its customers. Open day
and nignt.   Meal tickets for sale.
The Pioneer Hotel this week ohanged
the rooms behind  tlie bar, making   a
couple of Bitting room', heretofore guests
haying to occupy the   bar room.     The
change ie a deci led improvement.   The
Excelsior House has also reconstructed
the whole oi tlie lower floor, comprising
tlie bar room,    The silting  room has
heen made smaller, the har moved   forward and two comfortable rooniB made
behind tlie bar with a door leading into
each at eids of the bar.    Tlie establishment now gives one a feeling of metropolitan life,
Our weather has been very good ot late
with little fall of snow and the stock doing extremely well.
Mr. C. McGee leaves lor Lillooet this
week where be will remain some time.
Peter Garigan leaves this week for the
Empire Valley where his family are
visiting.
J. N. J. Brown passed with four-in-
hand moving Mr John Miller and f im-
ily down from Churn Creek. "J. N. J."
returned trom Keatbley's.
Why is it that our Lillooet athleteB do
not challenge the Clinton oarsman for a
boatrace 011 Seaton Lake? It would be
an event worth witnessing, people would
come from alar to see a struggle ol thiB
kind. I am Bure tlie Clinton sculler
would be eager for a match. He claims
the amateur championship of the province. Come now Lillooetitesoffer aprize
lor tbe next 24th ol May.
There are quite a lew Chinamen all
along the river who make a tew dollars
rocking. Indiana at times also do some
mining and usually secure some ol the
yellow metal. There nre numerous
bencheB along the river Btill unprospec-
ted. Good quartz float and ledges have
been found along the 19 Mile ranch, ami
yet no prospecting lias been done to
prove if tbe ledges are any good.
J. B. Bryaon, ot Asbcioft who witli
Mr. J. C. Smith, recently purchased
"The Grange" has been visiting and
looking over the property for tlie past
couple of weeks.
Wm. Cumming left  Monday tor Vancouver where he will be united in matrimony on Christmas dnv to Miss Isabella
Prentice.   They will reside in Lillooet.
"Breezes."
Mineral Act, 1896.
(Form F.)
Ccrtiiicatc of Improvements. I
J B CHERRY,
Lome, Marquis ami Golden King Mincriil j
Claims suua.lt.' In tiie Lillooet Mining Dlvi- |
sion of Lillooet District. \\ here located.~ |
" adwallarier Creek,
Take notice that L Daniel Hurler free miner's
cerilficate No. lgiUO and as agent for N. Cough
Ian [ree miner's certiticaie No. 17984, J. A, Murray free miner's certificate No. 20801, W J.
Abercrombie free miuur'a eertificatu N«. 18114,
William Yo.ing free minor's eertitUaie N*'. 17844
and Jo|in F May free miner's certificate Nn.
l4i3S_, intend, sixty days from the date hereof,
to apply to the Mining Recorder for a Certificate of Impro entente for tbe purpose oi obtaining a crown Gram of the aoove claims.
And further take notice that action, under
seetion :i7, must be commenced before the issuance of such Certificate of Improvements.
Dated this fifth day of November, 1WI0.
D. HURLEY.
A.n.TR!N.COU..Di:JinS.
BARR15TER, SOLICITOR. NOTARY PUBLIC
lylllooet. 13. C
SAHUEL GIBBS,
Notary f?ut>Mc_ Accountant und
M iniiili    Uroker
Reuorls on Mining Proi-ertien.
LILLOOET and BRIDGE RIVER, B.C
LICENSED CONVEYANCE:!!.
Mineral Act, 189(3.
(Form F.)
Certificate of Improvements.
J5TOTICE.
Hiram and Copclatu) Mineral  Claims, situate
in the Lillooet Mining Division ofLHlooei
District.   Where located:     On the rlgni
bank of Cadwallader creek,
Take notice that  1, Alfred Wellington Smith.
free miner's eertifieate No. 18082, intend, sixty
davs from the dale hereof, lo apply io the mining recorder for a certificate of improvements,
for the purpose of obtaining a crown grant ol
the above claims.
And further take notice that action, under
section 87, must bo commenced before the issuance of such certificate of improvements.
Dated this fourth day < f October 19uu.
A. W. SMITH.
Vancouver, B, O.
BURTON & BLACK8TONE. Props.
leadquarterfl   for   mining    men.      European
plan.
ian
PROVINCIAL SECRETARY.
NOTICE.
Notice is hereby given that after the 1st d»y
of December, 11KH), a bounty of two dollar
U.00) will be paid for every coyote killed In ti
)settlcd district of tho province, subject to the
conditions of a notice dated the Uud uf August,
1894.
By Command
J, D. PRENTICE,
Provincial Secretary.
Provincial Secretary's Office,
120th November, 1900.
NOTICE.
The Vancouver Westminster Northern nnd
Yukon Railway company will applv to the
Parliament oi Catnidn at its next session for an
act declaring the works which the company is
by its act of Incorporation authorised to construct to be works for the general advantage
ot Canada, extending the period within which
the company may complete the saino aud authorizing an extension from its northern te.-
minuslna northerly direction to Dawson city
in the Yukon territory, thence onward alone
the Yukon river to the boundary of Alaska, and
giving power io the company to Cousin.ct oi
acquire atid to opera to such branch lines and
extensions as the Governor in Council mat
from time to time authorize, and to own and
opera'e telegraph mid telephone lines, bridges..
warehouses, Bteam nnd oilier vessels, femes,
timber-lands, vimrvc, roads, water rights.
water powers, and to deal iu lhe generate
electricity sml electric power nnd lo innkc
.such agreements lor conveying or leasing the
company's railway and its lights nnd powers as
is usually given to railway companies in (heir
act of Incorporation and for other purposes,
Dated at New Westminster,
Province uf British Columbia
December 12th 1900.
G. O. M. DOCKKILJ..
NOTICE.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVKV that application
will be made to the Legislative Assembly of
ihe Province of British Columbia at iis next
session for an Act to incorporate a company
with power to construct and operate a railway
from the city of Victoria thence north-westerly
lo a point at or near Seymour Narrows, Van
COUVCr Inland, thence by bridge or otherwise
to tbe Mainland of British Columbia thence
north easterly alternatively by way of Te'e
Jeune Cache or Yellow Head Pass or vicinity
of Fort George or Pine Kiver or Peace lllvei
Passes to a point at or near lhe eastern confines
of the Province and from any point on such
line to the northern boundaries of the Province
or to any coastal point thereof or to any mining regions or settlements In Cariboo, Lillooet,
Westminster, or Cassiar District, and branch
lines of any length therefrom and With power
to construct, acquire and operate tolegranh
and telephone LlneB(auihorlz d to charge tolls,
thereon for the transmission of messages for
the public) ships, vessels, wharves, works,
waterpow. is to supply electric power light nnd
heat and to expropriate waters and binds for
all such purposes and lor such other lights,
powers and prlv leges ns are usual, Incidental.
necessary or conducive lo the attainment ol
the above objects,
E. J.TILTON
on behalf of appllctnts,
Dated December 8rd, 1901).
TO  THE   DEAF.
A rich lady cured other Deafness awl Noises
In th(i HejiJ by Ur. Nicholson'. Artilici.il Kur
Drums, gave flO.OOO (o his Institute, BO that tho
deaf people unable to procure Ihe Kar Drums
may have them free. Arhlross No. 14528 The
KlelHilson Institqte, 780, Elghlli Avenue, New
York, (1,1).A.
Read The Prospector.
$2.00 a year.
11. J. ATKIN
Lillooet. B. C.
DEALER IN,
Hardware
Stoves
Tinware
Miners Supplies
Farm Implements
Harness & Saddlery
Furniture, etc.,
All orders promptly attended to.
Mainland Cigar
FACTORY.
IF VOU WANT TO EXJOY A GOOD
OKJAK ASK FOB THE
British Lion
oB   Mainland
And U0 «ur§ that each I gar Is branded, other-
nine they are not genuine
They tire nm only made of the hoiecst To-
tin ceo but nre of home manufacture, and
should Le patronised by nil Rood citizens.
WM. TIICTJIiN,
bfANtiPACTQRSn
m <v*twStreet, VA^torvKi.. s. c
Pacific
Railway.
Daily Tourist Cars
To ST. PAUL
Tuesdays and Saturdays
To TOHON .0
Thursdays to
MONTREAL and BOSTON
Trains paes Lytton as follows:
East Bound,2.05 West Bound 5.28
Pamphlets furnished free.
B. J. coyle, THOS. CLAHK,
A. Q. A. I'., Agent,
Vaneouver, B. C. Lytton, B.C.
SEATON LIKE
Lillooet, B. C.
Have in stock all kinds of
Dried Lumber, Finishing
Lumber and Mouldings.
All orders vail receive
prompt attention. Write for
prices or apply at the yard.
Inland Cigar Manufacturing Co.
OF B.C., LTD.
Our   Hpeeialli-'s:
INTERIOR
LA WiOREKA
KAI1LOOPS, 33 O.
Li*f__
,., BLACKSMITIIING
AND HORSESHOEING.
Lillooet, B. C.
Manufacturer of nil kind of
MNEH'S BtrFPUEB, TICKS. DRILLS, Etc.
None but the best material used. Miners or
prospectors sending in orders will receive
prompt attention und BaLlifautlon guaranteed.
Royal Hotel,
Sucker Creek, B. C.
COLLUM & COUGHLIN, I'rops.
Central point for Bridge
Liver Miners and Prospector.. Qood accommodation. -   -
Sl ible in connection.
Excelsior House
Dining Boom.
LILLOOET, IJ. C.
WOODS & NELSON   -   -   Proprietors,
First Cass Meals Served.
Open day and night. Short
Orders a Specialty.
EstnblielieJ 1S86. Incorporated 189.
McLENNAN, McFEELEY & Co., Ltd.
DAWSOX, Y. T. VANCOUVEB, B. 0.
Importers and Jobbers of HARDWARE,
Iron, Steel, Glass, Palms. Oils Jletnls, Sioves, Tinware, Guns, etc,
We make a specialty of mippliea for
Mills, Mines, Blaeksmilhs, Railroads, Contractors, Lumbermen, etc
Agents for;—     Giant Powler Co,
Kaiibanks Scales
lSentiett's English Fuse
Registered Trademark "BUNBET "
Majestic Steel Ranges
Canton Mining Steel
Spooner's Oopperine
THE FEDERAL LIFE ASSURANCE
COMPANY.
Onr guaranteed security plan is a popular and profitable policy to the assured.
It will pay you to fee our rules and ditfeient plans before taking out a policy.
WM. HOLDEN, Inspector, Vaneouver, TflOS. McADAM, Provincial Manager.
^—CONUNDRUM—*>
Why are tlio people of Pavilion so healthy?
Because tbey use Pavilion Roller Flour.
It. &€ W. CUMMING Manufacturers, PAVILION B. c.
THE WE_. HAMILTON MANUFACTURING GO. Limited
NG
ACHINERY
PETERBOROUGH, ONTARIO.
OAliTAlDA.
J. M. Mackinnon
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Mining Properties
Handed
Properties Bondeo
Vancouver
B.C'
JNTOW
Don't Forget the Ashcroft Tailor
WHEN YOU WANT A NEW SUIT.
T have Jn?! waived direct from Shetland the best aelGOtioa of Tweeds, Worsteds, Sergei
Pan tings In t.ie Interior.   Satisfaction guaranteed,
tuomas McCOSH, Merchant Tailor, Asbcroft, D. C.
THE  LTIIL.
Corner of iLurings and Granville Streets.        VANCOUVER   B. O
K15V WKSTMIXSTKU, _. C.
General Hardware,
faints, Oils  and Varnishes,
Stoves, Enameled Iron
and Tinware.
Miners Steel, Picks, Shovels, etc., Wire Cable
and Mussel Wire Fencing.
___..  UIFIF-OIR/D,
OPTICIAN.
VAKCOOVBR,  •  •  •   -   B. C.
Denier in WfttCllPG, Pinmond?, Jewelry and Opticnl iioikIb. Our repair de
•lurtmetit is unexeelUd for lino work.
I.'ive voiir ortlorBwith tlie poBtuiaetci
wl.o will lnivo it nlleudud to nn well ub ii
yon enme personally.
BRITISH COLUMBIA EXPRESS
COMPANY.
ASHCROFT, B. C.
Cariboo and Lillooet
Stage Travel
Clinton  nnd  wny  points,  Monday,
Wtdne day and Pridny.
All polnlBin Cariboo, Monday's,
LiU'Ool direct, Monday and Friday,
Forlia of Qiesnel'e, und wny points,
Monday. '
A prteeial ooaoli, carrying pipaen-eiB
nml cxprePfl, will   leave ABIiCroft tor t e
150-Mile  Home on Friday's, returni. t;
Saturdays.
Tliroullll und I, t tini Tickets ot Reduced Kales
Special Conveyances Furnished.
for nlil e
house.     W   ■■ V"
than expcrlen e i
hank  in    any
staiupoii  enve i;
l'lwi|,81| UtaiL'i'.
UIIIICHAIIAC-
I iilninl.la
r-i.u V hotoale
...  e iy more
r rei   i n< e, any
-\    Gdreuca
Third
CANADIAN PACIFIC
NAVIGATION CO.
(I.IMITKD.)
WIIARK BTREET, VICTORIA.
Time Table No. W.-Taklng Effect Nov. 15th,
tyjj,
Victoria to Vancouver—Daily at 1 p. m. Vancouver to Viutoria -Daily at l,10p,m,t oronar*
rival ol the P I'.K, No 1 train.
NEW \r_SSTUiySTXB UOUTE.
Leave Victoria for New Westminster, i.minor,
Lulu Island, Plumper's Pass—Tuosday and
Friday at 7 a.m. Leave New Westminster for
Victoria nnd Way Forts — Wednesday uud
Saturday at 7 li.m
NOitTHERN ROUTE.
Steamships ot ibis company will lenvo for
Port   Simpson  nud  Intermediate  points, Ti*
Victoria, 1st and 15th each month at 11 p.m.
ALASKA ROUTE.
Steamships of this comnanj? will leave every
Wednesday for Wrangel aud Skagway at 8 p.m.
BARCLAY SOUND ROUTE,
Steamer  leaves V'etorJa   lor   Alberni   and,
Sound  ports,  nn   the loth   and 2°lh of  each
non li,   exioi ding   Litter    trii s  lo   QuaUino
inu C pe Scott.
Tlu oompany resorves the riRlit of changing
ihistimo table at any tiino ivithout notlflcatlo»
U. A 0   RLETON,
(.iL..,.iil Prcfffhl Agent.   _
r, s. BAXTER, *
General Passenger Agent.
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With nn Intro-
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America's
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James Whit-
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Illustrated volume of original
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sketches, verso,
facetious para-
5;raphfi and col-
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that will not
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reader, as it
enter* a now
and heretofore
unexplored
field of humor.
A book to be
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jnjoyed among
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''When Ezra Sang First Bnss, "The TKan Who
Ooninnt Laugh,'' "Possible Titles of Future
Books," "Selling Locke of Hair," "No Woman, No
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paper and absolutely tlie host humorous book published. Worth $2.50, mailed postpaid for 41.00.
Order at once, Bend for our new special illns-
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