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70L MO 27,
l Thousand Toss or Wire is Stirs, Brought
Doth from \h Miss This Week
;Ihe Output of High-arailo  Kllvei-l.eiul
Oro from lli�� IMili mill Inexhnu.t-
Ible Mine, of tin,  Slman
Constantly  lncreaalng.
The past week has not beer
favorable for transportation. The
The Nakusp & Slocan Railway
(now C. P. It.) was blocked so that
the train which pulled up to th1
depot Friday noon was the first ti
arrive for a week, Steamboat
navigation has been interfered with
on lakes and rivers. Freighter*
using sleds have run up againsl
impassable banks of snow, am
even the rawhider has found slides-
pre-empting his trail.
During such a week it is creditable to the district that at least a
thousand tons of ore has beei
pioved from the mines to points of
The Slocan Star ore house, at
the depot, which was nearly empU
a week ago now holds about f> ui
hundred tons of ore. In the Noblt
Five ore house there are one hundred tons and .in the Reco on
house about the same. The LV
Chance teamsters are unloading
their ore at the railway company's
freight house. Fifteen teams art
hauling ore from the Alamo to tht
concentrator. Several ricks o1
Backs of Cumberland shipping on
are beside the concentrator spur.
���The Payne ore is moving Kaslo*
All the mines named have largi
piles of sacked ore at the mouth.
of their tunnels and, as miners an
Constantly putting out more, tin
freighters find it tlili clt to niakt
ftny perceptible reduction of tht
Mil-no 111 mis KRCfipe.
The train from Nakusp was n
few miles this side of Summit lake
Yesterday when passengers looking
from the rear of the e ib.i ,se saw a
trail of blood and shreds of clothing on the track. They pulled tin
bell cord, and when the trail
Stopped it was discovered that a
man clinging to a truss rod war
being dragged beneath a car. Ii
was Fireman Frank MoCowan.
He had fallen from the tender and
hid not been missed by the engi-
ne.ir. By some unknown means
he was thrown back under the cars
where he fortunately escaped being
cut it) two by grasping a tr,uss rod.
When found ho had been dragged
30') yards; one leg was wedged be-
twoou the spring and wheel, and
thriiugh suffering from severe scalp
Wounds he was still concious. The
car had to be unloaded before he
could be removed from his perilous
position. Kind-hearted passengers
dressed his wounds. He was
brought to Three Forks and Dr.
Bruner summoned. The physician
found him suffering from his internal injuries and he is still in a
precarious condition.
Geo. Alyard was not born to be
killed by fire or snow slides. His
comrades dug him out of a snow
Slide at the Silver Bell last Saturday.   He is all right now.
Accidents are numerous this
Houses, both for residence and
business are in demand.
Constable Sand Hands now carries tho keys to the gaol.
Mrs. Why to, that was, the popular Nakusp lady is admiring our
terraced city today.
Ceo. E. Simmons, ono , f tie
best rustlers in Kootenay is here t,
take charge of Green Bros, branch
Firo in a warehouse in Butte on
th'- 15th ex] 1 ided  dynamite,  Idling sixty or seventy   firemen   and
We are to have three drug stores
,n Three Forks. Capt. Hidden has
irrived from Victoria with a stock
if drugs.
Hi F. McLean, of New Denver,
will be out when the roses bloom
again. Dr. Bruner will make his
.irokeri leg as good us the well .one.
Fire Warden'. Vl��(t.
looking trio seei
l& XvIlK uPon l',e street;
ys i^yw passing fron
h'Use to house
Wednesday wen
the tiro wardens
<f the town making an oil pial tour,
mil inspecting all the stovepipe*
ind chimneys. They ordered
-everal improvements, Anyone
failing to comply with their instructions is liable to a hea\y  line.
Got Out ill   l IniK,
The imminent danger of snow
didos had been a. matter of some
concern at the Idaho mine for
several days, and last Saturday
'Horning the foreman. 'Tiny
Becker, and about forty of the
miners concluded that they had,
important business at Three Forks
which demanded their immediate
and undivided attention. It is
well they did, for they hadn't been
away from the mine more than
three hours when the avalanche
ame, and striking the hunk house
���a building 65 feet long���tore
away one end completely and
wrecked the remainder, burying
the bunks���which the night shift
usually occupied at 'that hour ���
under many feet of snow. Four
men had remained at tho mine, but
they managed to escape the slide,
some of the logs of the hunk house
were carried down and struck the
Qumberlaud buildings.
Sunday about twenty of the
miners paid their respects to New
Denver. The hard freeze of Sunday night matle further snow slides
improbable at present, and Monday the foreman and most of the
men returned to the mine; though
several suddenly remembered that
they had faithfully promised .to
pay their friends a visit at this
particular time and obtained a
leave of absence for that purpose.
Some of the buildings at the mine
were untouched by the avalanche,
and they will be used for' sleeping
quarters temporarily until a new
bunk house is constructed.
The Cumberland boys were so
badly stampeded that it is doubtful whether they have gathered
themselves together yet. Mc-
Naughten was out to Nakusp with
6 carloads of ore. Sam Whittacer
was in a soft berth at New Denver.
Con Doherty made a bee-line to
Three Forks to wash and tog up in
a new suit.
Dr. Bruner's brother is vlpiting
J, G, McGuigan has fitted up a
cosy otlice in his ore house.
Alex Beaton is off to Nova
Scotia, ijeil Mclnnes wept several
weeps at the parting.
There tais a good attendant'!
ind a mplry time at the dance ii
Shannon's hall, Denver, lust night.
There W"? a cry of "police, police" down on Ore street Thuredaj
night Lb an unwelcome visit, i
forced his way into a red-liglu
Insect powders, sebitdilla. nn<
new line of drugs at William';
drug store. ��
The. Kaslo Transportation On
and several freighters did a laigi
amount of work in shoveling >i
mad for teams through the snow-
slides which covered the road i:
several . laces between Three Ftn'i t
mil Kaslo.
Perfumes, soaps and ham) mirrors at the drug store. *
Lost.���A silver serpent brooch.
Finder please leave at thjs ip
and receive reward.
Among the notable mining men
in town today are Byron While oi
the Slocan Star, Capt. Moore ,'
the Idaho, Hon, .1, A. Finch' if the
Wonderful, Geo, Hughes of the
Mountain Chief. J. G. McGuigan ol
the Noble Five, J. T. Cutler of tht
Deadmau. W. S, Kinney of th,
Sovereign, John Vallance of tin
Alamo, Si Ji Humphrey of tin
Ivanhoe, R F. McN'aughi.en of tin
Cumberland, Ed Mann of the Blue
Bird and John Reagan of the Last
Chance,   \
i .���,���
KII(.m1 by a Snow Slide,
John D.JMcMillan met his death
it) a siiowplide at the Eureka mine
m the diride between. Lyle ano
Bear- creeHs at 12:20 a. in. on tin
10th nist lie and one of hie
partners, .!. D. Moore, were oi
their wayifroui the cabin to tin
tunnel, both on snow shoes. The
force of the s-lide knocked both mei
si" seless, It was over three hours
hi| re Mr. Moore recovered ami
sometime afterward before he extricate, i himself from his perilous
position. Immediately he set to
work to save his companion but ni
doubt Mr. McMillan was killed instantly as there was no evidence
that he ever breathed after being
struck, Mr. Moore worked for an
hour or more to resuscitate his
companion hut finally was t-on,-
pelled to cover his hotly with canvass and repair to Sproules Station
on the wagon road for assistance.
The following day a party went up
and brought the remains as far as
Maedmiald's ten mile house on a
toboggan. From that point they
were taken to Kaslo by sled, where
the embalming process was gone
through with anil an inquest held
by the coroner who happened to be
in Kaslo.
The body was shipped by express to his old home at Glenevis,
Glengary county, Ontario, where
his parents reside.
Mr. McMillan was about thirty-
five years of age and had not been
home for eight years. He had
been in the Kaslo-Slocan since
March 1892 and owned �� in each
the Yosemite and Homestake of
the Eureka group.
Three Forks needs a town hall.
Who will build it?
F. Pyman, watchmaker, at Bow-
en's next Thursday. *
They are bound to strike it
within a few days at the Wonderful.
M. Ed{am��, of Kaslo, waB in the
city i| ci uple of days during the
week on imping business.
Hugh Mann is credited with the
mention of going into the nursery
business and raising sweet potatoes.
David Bremner has returned
ip m Fdmnnton, N W. T.. and
vill  spend   the   winter   in   Three
A. Poy'ntze Blandy, one of En-
;inter C. E. Perry's students, left
ast week for a visit to MerriOj
England. 1
The first arrivals in Three Forks
after the   bloeade   were   conveyed
rom Kaslo by ihe Kaslo transpor-
Mr- Allen, night-wntchm&m.finds!
he town quiet after about 2 a. in.'
t.d sometinns for an hour or two'
before daylight all places are closed
and the strtets deserted.
With its Ganadjans, Americans,
English, Irish, Scotch, French,
Italians, Caucasians, Negroes ami
lapanese, Three Forks is getting to
ne a cosmopolitan, Babalonian
Judge Abbs, Billy Lynch, Dave
Bremner ami L. A exander are
constructing a villa near the
-eething waterB of the South Fork
i Carpenter beyond the city
James Woods, the baker, has no
(ear of burglars. When it comes
time to close up at night he uses :
derrick to lift a small kit of Iulam
Construction C>>. butter whicl
he places against the door. Thi
outter is so strong that four me
pushing against the door which i,
holds shut couldn't budge it,
Following the suggestion of the
PitospECTOit the Kootenay Lakt
Telephone Co. (thanks to Houstoi
for the name) is making an effort
to occupy the field, A line has
been strung and is in operatim
between Hunter & McKinnon',
store in Three Forks and the concentrator. A telephone instrument
is also being placed in the new
Capt. Moore returned Wednesday
having been snow-bound several
days on the outside.
The Wellington Btarted up this
week and gave work to several men
who were desirous of that much
coveted article,
T. E. Ward, ore buyer for tht
Taconia, Wash., smelter, has been
interviewing silver-lead producers
for several days past.
Abopt everyb, dy in the camp
except Lot Willey had subscribed
fi r the Pin s. motor, and he came
in Wednesday and enrolled.
Mr. Will Boyd, a brother-in-law
of A E. Humphrey, has arrived
from Buluth and will nave charge
of a department at the concentrator.
F. Pyman, watchmaker and optician, will be at Bowen's hotel next
Thursday. If your watch needs
mending leave it there to be repaired. *
Happy Mike McAudrews who
Buffered the ;, ss of his barn last
week has ihe same rebuilt and ib
keeping a (sharp   lookout  for  the
lucky tnik iins iliat sometimes fly
fn.ni the wheel of fortune,
It may he ''impossible, impossible, mi) i gsiI le" for Dan Cameron
to ging, but he hail a coterie of ad'
mners at the Central, Thursday
night, who fhi uted "go on, go on.
go on, keep it up, keep it up, keep
it up."
H>'   \* Hi,. .Han.
Randall H. Kemp, well-known as
the author of the Report of the Slocan  Mir.es used officially   by  the
Minister of Mines last year,  is  the
person employed by the Prospector
o write the mining article for the
orthcoming double number,  to be
i sued in   about a month.   He is
ow in the district visiting all the
m ms.
Pjiplioil = Jeweller, - Wifalsr ��i
* Optinu, #
-New Denver and Three Forks.-
Orders for Repairs to be left with
[. S. Fuekzk & Co, at New Denver,
^-C. BOWEN  at Three Forks.-"
The Big Number
-OF    THE-
_! with A 1���
Full Account of the Mines
Will Be Sold at the Usual Price of
10 cents per copy.
Leave Your Orders Now I
BY  W.  T).  PRATT.
The gold-diggers are doing more
to cause the gold-bugs to loosen up
their purse Btrings than all the
legislation that can be enacted.
When the supply is large the desire
to hoard relaxes.
The two Big Bends of the Columbia are confusing to the stranger,
but he soon learns that while the
one is rich and famous for its
wheat the other is equally rich and
famous for its gold.
If British Columbians once experienced the results of having
counties of convenient size, with a
full set of county officers and land
registry books at a centrally located
county seat, they would wonder
how they lived so long without
The New Year editions of the
big dailies, while of a hopeful tone,
are not so extravagant as on former years. In the Seattle Post-
Intelligencer's New Years "Souver-
nir" edition we find the pages disfigured by the same oltl cutB of
Princess Angeline and Chief Seattle, but the reatling matter is  good.
The disgraceful boodling scenes
of former years will he re-enacted
'in the legislatures of Washington,
Oregon and other states this winter
as ambitious money-bags try to
buy their way into the United
States senate. When will the constitution be amended to provide f' r
the election of senators by direct
vote of the people?
Itudolph W. DeLion; ex-Governor
and ex-Delegate to Congress Alvin
Flanders; Levant F.. Thompson;
Bishop A- W. Sillitoe, of New
Westminster; Sir Matthew Baillie-
Begbie, chief justice of. British
Columbia; Amos Bowman, founder
of Anacortes; David Lister, one of
the founders of Tacoma; Thomas
Stensgar, a Washington pioneer of
1836; Ranald McDonald, the oldest
Washingtor pioneer, born here in
1819; J. M. Buckley, the railroad
manager; Rev. Lytlia Sexton. M.
C. Sullivan and J. H. Coblentz met
violent ends befitting their violent
"All Europe and all America are
in trouble; we all see danger before
us; we all desire to avoid it. Our
only disputo is about the path.
"A vast majority in all parties
agree that the single gold standard
has been, is and will be a national
disaster of the worst kind. What
is still more strange, almost the
whole world sympathizes with us.
Nine-tenths of mankind are hostile to the single gold standard.
Our 70,000,000 people are unanimous against it. Most of the great
European nations and their governments dislike it. South America rejects it, The whole of Asia
knows only silver, and Indiai
which contains five-sixths of all
the snbjects of the British crown, is
as hostile to it lis ourselves. Yet
the bankers of London nave said
that we must submit, and we have
submitted."���Don Cameron.      '���' '
The Prospector has- not been
given to predicting any sudden rise
in silver. On the contrary we
have argued that the "powers that
be" are holding it down with prim
determination.    However, as  there
'is an upward tendency in the price
of wheat, wool, cotton   and   other
"commodities there may be a sympathetic advance of a lew cents in
silver during the next  sixty   days.
Str."W. Hunter"
I   EAVES New Denver daily for
Silverton at 7  a.   ni., and for
Wilson creek at 8:30 a. ni.
Leaves Wilson creek for New   Denver and Silverton at_4 p. m.
Sbein Trading I Navigitioa bmif.
There is a pleasurable sensation I
in being snow-bound.    To Whittier
it was  poetical.   To   the   average!
drummer it is provocative of profanity, hut to the average citizen it
brings a new sensation that for the!
nonce is enjoyable.    lie  feels   that
he and his comrades,  like Selkirk,'
are monarchs of all   they  survey,'
inasmuch as tip one can get to   h.s
domain fn m the outside to dispute
his title.    Having no  communication  with   the   "madding   crowd"
his mind is not distracted  with   its
iceaseless turmoil,    He cannot hear
from his absent friends,   but   this
unsatisfied tlesire is partially compensated for by  the  fact   that   he
jdoes not near from his absent creditors.
To have a winter without being
fnow-bound would be as tame as a
sleighride without an upset.
Mail orders forwarded.
Star   ^/
'7\\  Hotel,
Rale, $1.50 to $2.00 per dak
-SANDON, 1.. C-
*V* .   Bowen House, THREE FORKS
Slocan News Co.
. ;���'';���     ' PAPERS,
Stationery, Candies,   Nuts, Fruits,
iCider, Fruit Juices,
Tobaccos,  Cigars,   Books,   Novels,
Novelties.  gjflF-Tllustrated Papers.
At Norquay Block.
Feed and
The Largest Stock of Feed and
Provisions in the Slocan country.
I. S. Freeze & Co.
~ Attorney-at-Law,
Three Forks, B- C
Special Attention to Mining
Office, Front Street.
and Notary Public.
E. Shannon, Prop.
,!0fr"l''HKSH EVERY DAY.��J5rJJ
and Taffy.
Patronage solicited.
New  Denver.
Spokane Falls
Mm I hi *k^d Railway,
Leave 7 a. in. NELSON  Arrive 5:40 p. m.
The Post-Intelligencer contains a
long list of the notable dead of
1894. In the list are the names of
James Montgomery Baily, the
Danbury News humorist; Frank
Hatton, the editor; Celia Thaxter,
the poet; Oliver Wendel Holmes;
James Anthony Froude; Dr. James
McCosh; Robert Louis Stevenson;
Jesse Seligman; James G. Fair;
Samuel J. Kirkwoodi Louis Kossuth; Sir John Thomson; Czar
Alexander III, Dr. Brown-Sequard
It adds: The Pacific Northwest
was bereaved by the death of Frederic J. Grant, editor of the Post-
Intelligencer;  Wm.   H,    Calkins;
C. & K. S. N. Co.,
TIMK   TAItLK   NO.    B.
In effect Wednesday, Aug. 20,1R94.
OS TUESDAYS ,iml Fridays (ruins will run
through ti, Spokane, arriving llieru same
day. Returning will loave Spokane at 7
a. ni. on Wed nes,lays and Saturdays, arrivingat
Kelson at 5:40p.m.simiedir.",milking close con*
neollons with steamer Nelsnn lor all Koolenay
lake points,
Passengers for KutOo River and Iloundnry
Creek connect ut Marcus will, singe on MOD"
days, Tuesdays, Thursdays ,md Fridays,
Connecting with the Canadian Pacific railway (main line) lor points cast and west.
Leaves Revelstoke on Fridays at 4 a.m.
Leaves Robson on Saturdays at 6 p.m,
Leaves Nelson
Mondays at 4 p. m.
Tuesdays at 4 p. ni.
W'nesdaysat 5:40 p.m.
Thursdays at 4 p. :m.
Fridays at 4 p. m.
Saturdays ato:40 p.m.,
connecting on Saturdays and Wednesdays
with   Nelson &  Fort
Sheppard railway (or
Kaslo antll.ii ke points.
Leaves Kaslo for Nelson
.Sundays ni 8 a. rh,
Tuesdays at s a. ni.
Wednesdays, 8 a. m,
Thursdays at 8 8   m.
Fridays at H a. rn.
Saturday 5:10 p. m., connect ing on Tuesdays and
Fridays with Nelson &
Ft.   sheppard   railway
lor Spokane.
Atlantic Express arrives 10:10 daily,
rae.lflo " "       17-1"      "
The company reserves the right to change
this schedule at any time without notice.
For full information as to tickets, rates, etc.
apply at the company's offices, Nelson, It. C
Secretary. Manager.
Cheapert, most reliable and safe route to Montreal, Toronto, St. Paul, Chicago, New York and
Uosion. Hates fJ totlO lower than any other
Specially fitted Colonist cars, in charge of a
porler, for the accommodation of passengers
holding second-class tickets.
Passengers booked to and from all European
points at lowest rates.
Lowfreigtrates. Quick despntch. Merchants
will Bave money by having their freight routed
via the C. P. R.
Full and reliable information given by applying to
Asst. Gen. passenger agent,       Local agent,
Vancouver.        Revelstoke.
New Store m, New Denver,
Fruit, Produce, Staple Groceries.    '_ Live and Dressed Poultry. ~
Also, NEWS DEALER: Daily and Weekly Papers and
Stationery supplied to Miners. . ���-.
This Large New House iB Now Open for the Accomodation of tho Public
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everything first-olass.
Lowes and Crane,     Propriet'rs.
The   Pacific   Hotel.
The Only First-Class Hotel
in the City.
Rooms in charge of Mrs. Dryden.
Man & Tsrrill,
Front Street, THREE FORKS, B.C.���
J.WOODS,  Bakery,
fl^T-Fresh Bread Always on Hand.^af ^��F*13 Loaves for $1.00.
Hunter & McKinnon
Large Stock of Miners' and Builders' Hardware, Nails, Tinware, Painte,
Oils, Varnish, Glass, eie. GROCERIES���Hungarian and Spokane  hard  wheat 11, pr,   salmon,   mackerel,  bacon,
butter,   hum,  canned   g,, ds,   potatoes,   etc
Also an assortment of
Dry Goods, Boots and Shoes,
jpSfAll of which is offered at a low price for cash.
**   Richelieu Hotel.
A. MoCOMBEll, Proprietor,
The House will be Entirely Renovated and Conducted   in.
First-Class Style.
Sample Rooms
Stocked with Best Brands of Liquors and Cigars.
B. C.
GENERAL STORE g Post Off ice. \
A   INIfclit 111 a Mine.
During the winter of '90 I left
my home in Brooklyn to spend a
short vacation with my old schooL
mate, Jack Smythe, in the Wyoming Valley. It was my' first visit
to the anthracite coal fields, and
from the numerous accounts of
accidents from the explosion of gas,
I had no desire to go into a mine.
My friend Jack was inside foreman
and, while I was there, was in
charge of the men working nights.
I had met most of the men working under Jack and they were a
jolly lot���fond of a, joke and always ready for a good time.
About a week after my advent
in Maltby I went to Wilkesbarre to
8ee the city. While there I met
some boon companions from New
York and, sorry I am to relate it,
I drank more than was good for
me. About five o'clock in the
evening I took the train and
started for Maltby. Tho heat of
the car made me drowsy and but
for the kindness of the conductor 1
should have been carried past my
I remember leaving the platform
and starting up the street of the
village; then a numbness seized me
and I began to lose consciousness.
The indistinct forms of men seemed
to come toward me, then all was
On waking I looked around   me.
All was  darkness���such   blackness
it seemed to hurt the eyes and  was
almost perceptible to the  touch.    1
passed my hand   outward   and   it
eeenied U> pass over some   siimy
fungus,   I could hear water   trickling.    I tried  to   turn   over   ami
rolled from a board into a shallow
ditch.    I got back   on   the   board
and cal ed a;'   loud,    as    I   couiu.
There was no answer.    I  lay   stiii
a   few   mmutes.    Something   coin
and moist  touched   my   cheek.    1
Shuddered,    then a cold, oiaminj
object started  to crawl   across  m}
face.    I struck at it in   the   darkness arid  it disappeared.   J, arose
to my knees.    To the right 1 could
just reach a wail of sharp   rook,    i
got on my feet  and   attempted   io
walk.    My foot turned  ana  i   fell
against  the   wall,   lacerating   in)
hands.    Again   I   got    upon    mj
knees ami started to crawl,    I  was
goon   surrounded   by   those   com,
.clam mj reptile-* or ftnimais.   lien
for a   match,   but   as   1   did   uut
smoke 1 se.itlom carried any.   Tired
out at Hint 1 lay dowil   unii   began
to think whre  1   way.    Sudoeniv
it occurred to me that 1 must have
wandered from  the   roadway /Unti
fallen in some cave-in that   1   had
read about,   The horror ol ihe situation struck me with full lorce.   1
began to ieel some of   the   terrible
thirst I knew I should leei before I
���died of starvation.   1 felt  around
ami found a  little   pool   of   water;
but when I jiut it to my lips ,t was
tainted with  sulphur,    i  piciureu
.all the horrors 1 must suffer before
death came to my relief, closed,  in-
I thought, in   a   living   tomb.    A
���cold perspiration broke  out   upon
me.    Then the blood   would ' iiaj-h
���to my head.   At last   1   slept,   or
fainted, from fear.    When I awoke
I discovered lights that looked   luce
Stars, but they were on a  hue with
my eyes an I rested on  my   knees.
There was none over  my   head.    I
yelled  us loud   as   I   could   and
Strained my eyes until they seemed
to start from  their sockets,   Sud-
��� denly the lights were gone   and   I
began to doubt my sanity.   I again
felt a stupor coming over me, when
���did my eyes   deceive   me?���the
lights   were   nearer   and    objects
seemed to be moving   toward   me.
They resembled   mummies   black
ened by the dust of centuries   and
from their foreheads leaped a flame
of tire.    To my   mind   then   they
looked like the Imps from  the infernal   regions,   and   the   thought
flashed over me that I bad died
and was in Hades. I was trembling in every nerve, when I heard
a voice I recognized as Jack's, saying, "I wonder what Billy would
think if he should wake up down
here; but there is no danger of
that with the 'jag' he had." I
could restrain myself no longer
and I gave'a war whoop that would
have done credit to   a   Comanche.
Jack and his men had found me
on their way to work. and had
taken me to the head-house and
lowered me two thousand feet and
laid me on a board ip an old gangway. The reptiles that bothered
me wore mine rats, and the light
disappearing were behind the pillars that supported the roof.
It was a practical joke of "tin
boys,"���G. C. Q. in Illustrated
Cleverly Caught.
Dana Krum, one of the conductors on the Erie railway, was approached before train time by an
unknown man, who Bpoke to him
as if he had known him for years.
"I say, Dana," said he, "I have
forgotten my pass, and I want to
go to Susquehanna. I am a fireman on the road, you know." But
the conductor told him he ought to
have a pats with him; it was the
safest way. Pretty soon Dana
came along to collect tickets. Seeing his man he spoke when he
reached him. "Say, my friend,
have you the time with you?"
"Yes," said he, "it is 20 minutes
past nine." "Oh, it is, is it? Now,
if you don't show me your pass or
fare, I'll stop the train. There is
no railway man that I ever saw
who would say '20 minutes past
nine.' He would say 'nine-
twenty.' "    He settled,
costume, ordered presumably with
a view of celebrating your country's
victories oyer China. The lady in
question, we are told by a chronicle
of feminine fashion, ordered a complete outfit from a Paris firm and
gave instructions that the garments were to be packed in the
precise order in which they were
to be put on. This was a wise precaution intended' to prevent the
possibility of mistake. The orders
were faithfully executed, but on
arrival of the case it appears tl.is
victim of Parisian modes made the
trifling error ol, opening the packing case as the wrong end. She
.tut on the entire "outfit" in the
irder in which Bhe found its vari-
ius' component ' parts, probably
with some difliculty. Then shi
went to an European garden part}
and shortly afterwards retired in
confusion. Iler debut was not apparently a success.���Ex.
83ots and Shscs IiZade ts Order
asd Neatly Bspiiii
First-class Work and Best Material
Ore Street, Three Forks.
Plenty of Air and Water.
The situation has changed with
us somewhat since last we met Mr.
Winter and his blood relation.
���Jack Front. Then our woodpih
was big and fat and loomed up on
Broadway like a miniature mountain. Today it is so attenuated
���uul full of holes that every time
the wind whistles through it ii
sighs and groans as if bothered
with cholera morbus. VVe still
have plenty of air and water, ami
as these two things are great necessities, we a thankful. If the air
or water plays out on us, we are
'    You Will Find
You Want
In the way of
���and-   FANCY UOOI S   ���at���
m w, w, 'pain
Bolamler B'id'g,        New Denver,
Merchant Tailor
Niaso.v, Ii. C
A choice collection   of   w< r.-teii;
-erges and tweeds always on  ham
It makes till the difference in the
world which end of a box you open i
first, especially if you happen to be
a Japanese lady desirous of appearing for the first time  in   European
Mrs, J. H.Werely
Mas Ladits'jFaney Dress Goods, ���
Muslins, Lanes,  Delicate Flaii- |
neis, Gloves, .'(i11ts,  :
Musical Instruments.
KitKSII Fhuit.
ALL i: i:\ns OP
Sewing   Done.
New   Denver,
S. McKinnon. J. Levi.
Norquay Restaurant.
Board by Day or Week-
Open Day and Night
Largest and Best Hotel.
Rates $1.50 to $2.00 per day.
[quarters to.
Goods at Wholesale or Retail.
3rd St.,  KASLO.
>J. D- Moore, Prts.
R. McFerran, Sec't\
The Slocan Store Co. (Ltd.)
All goods at Rock Bottom prices.
Three Forks Sawmill,
Kiln Dried Lumber a Specialty.
We are now able to Supply Kiln Dried Flooring, Rustic,
Ship-Lap, V-.Joint Ceiling, and all kinds and sizes of
Dressed Boards on Short Notice and at Reasonable Prices.
A Full Line of Rough Lumber and Shingles constantly on hand or.
Cut to Order.
LOVATT BROS.. Proprietors.
Terminus of Nakusp & Slocan Railway.
Situated at the Forks of Carpenter creek.
CHARLES J. LOEWEN, Real Estate and Mining Broker,
An Ql^ Yukon Navigator and Prospector/
Han a Two Days lEjperlenoe tn
the jftjlls and Wafers of the
Notwithstanding the fact that
Yukon Bill has met with many
experiences of an exciting and stirring nature, a,mong the wilds of
Alaska and upon the bosom of the
swift and treacherous Yukon, yet,
his experience among the hills and
waters of the Slocan a short time
ago, will be remembered as the
most unsavory of his   adventure".
A few days ago Bill decided to
abandon for a while tho busy town
of Silverton, where the bustle and
excitement which attend life in 11
mining town extend far into the
night, often depriving him of the
sleep which is so necessary to a
man of his maturing yea''?. The
foot of Slocan lake h.eid out the
most promising inducements. There
could be found the peace and quiet
which he was so desirous of obtaining. At the same time, bhould ht
become possessed by the spirit of
adventure, then the trailing of the
game, with which this portion of
the country abounds, would afford
all the exercise and excitement required.
With these laudable intentions,
a little grub, his blanket*, and a
boat having a pole for a ma.it a.nt,
a gunny sack for a, sail, Bill, Bjajtei
forth. A favorable breeze was
blowing, apd in a few hour* be
reached that almost, deserted Ba,
once known to the v/orld as Slocai
pity. Here he camped and pastec
tranquilly his first night. Tin
yelp of the coyote had no terrors
jfor him; for had lie not faced tin
fiercer animals and -braved dangers
that woultl have intimidated a lest
determined man in that great v\il
derness of Alaska?
The next day   lug  met  several
hunters who were   cii��wo|e<l   neai
by   ami,  nfter   having    mforroet
them of the death of tht. t;zar, a, 1
of Sir John Thompson,   he   pas.-e,
on.   The good  rifle which   carnu
him   successfully    thr< Ugh    man
a fierce encounter was tlir iyii carelessly    over   h.s   shouioer..      g\,i
Borne time he travelled, \t 1 he snv
no sign of am thing \yh, se death h
desired.   A\\er   traversing    a I,, u
three   nii'es,    he   {Uncovered    th
freshly made tracts of a wnl'.erii t
The soul of the hunter win-  BJirn ,
within him and spurreil   him   01
ward; but still   his   prey., eluci,,
him.    Buoyetl up  by   the   exene-
pient of the chase, he had fotgotter
time, place, everything,   and   now
as he turned  to   retrace   his   fo< i-
eteps he found   that  he   was   lost.
The snow, which had  been   falling
heavily for some time, had  obliterated his footsteps, anil  now it   was
falling so rapidly that it   was   impossible to see more, than   a   lew
yards     in      advance.       Nothing
daunted however he pursued   his
way.    Now and then he would   hit
11 shot from his.ride,   and   haioo;
for the double purpose of attracting
the attention of the other hunter:-
and     of   frightening   away     the
coyotes, who were giving tongue on
every sido for night   was   rapidly
coming on and they were becoming
emboldened.   At   last,   tired   and
almost exhausted,  he  decided   to
burro a hole in the snow   and   remain there until morning.   Scraping out a hole large enough  to admit of his   body   comfortably,   he
decided to crawl in and   sleep   till
morning; but before doing   so   he
concluded to fire one   more   shot.
He did bo, and immediately  afterward he heard   the   unmistakable
sound made by a   door   opening,
while a voice which   he   at   once
recognized as Major   Reid's   cried,
"Who goes there?"   The voice  of
an angel would not have been more
welcome to Bill than was that  of
the. Major at that moment- Bill
at once pulled himself together
and made for the spot from which
the voice proceeded, at the same
time crying, "It's me; dpn't Bhoot,
Major." ''Advance, ancl give the
countersign," called the Major
sternly, as he still kept Ins rifle t<
his shoulder at the 6a.rhe time peering suspiciously at the enaw-olati
stranger who had halted but a few
steps from him. '.'Aw, gome off,"
growled Bill, as he duqked under
the Major's arm, and stojid safely
within the enemy's lines. The
Major, Mulvey and the rest of the
gang a_t once recognized bitn and
piied him with iiuestipns, Bill
Satisfied 'heir curiosity by explaining everything) ami said, in conclusion, that lie had had enough of
hunting there and it was his intention to go down the Slocan river
the following day. Everyone enjoyed a laugh at his expense.
The next day he borrowed Mulvey's can.'-e and started down the
river, Tht dark waters of the
river moved with great swiftness
aud wriih the smoothness of oil
over the concealed vocks, breaking
,nto foam at \he foot o,f Mulvey
rapids.    This,   part     was    passed
afeiy; but about lh.ree miles from
Ins shirting point the river turned
in acute,  tingle  and   was   djviuen
,y a tun all is,and, He immedi-
��� iieiy discovered  this  and  with   a
weeping swing of his paddle endeavored to ayoid it, but notwith-
standing h,��- prowess and his long
experience on the Yukon hpr prow
struck the island and overturned
her, throwing Bill, violently into
.he surging waterB. His first
thought was that he was bet; but
ins dooLflESS never for  an   instant
eserted him and as he was  hping
hor,ne swiftly  onward   lie   Saw.   a
-hurt difctaj.ie'e ahead   a   point   ��� 1 i
r ck   piojeetiup   and   as   he   Wi|b ,
heing carried past he   reached   nut
r r iii .
ns hanti and was ft minute enougli
t 1 grasp ii.    He   hung   on   for   ,, |
nil ment, and then   l,egiu,   to  draw
niii.se.if ui "ii   ihe   I'ouk,    After   a
trUggte   which   nearly  exhausted
hii, , he efieeted   a   landing,  Wiocli
tesUit  was  greeted   with   a   10, gj
.    .iwii sigh of    thnnkfttiligBH.    Still
0 "i, very cool, he   ci>usid��red   his
situation,��� arid,,  k[i(.wing   that   the
nui (ev- 11 us|.  le  somewhere  near,
,�����   sin died,    shouted     is.    he   hatl
ever   shouted   before;   nun    very
���i.n    Mulvey's    pleasant   pt>{)iV$e-
���ance was seep on  the  mini,    lie
it 1 ore to h 1 |ie -itUillio,. aid
haiit'oeil to m>i pre his In al  11, order
, rescue km fr, , n,s u.cotniori-
ahle position, Abntit three hours
later he returned with ihe boat
���iod mane the landing safeiy. Bill
who an the limp had hepn growing
������ooier,ste|.!|)i'd 1,1 no,i was landed
11 ih-j bank from which pace he
walked hue!., reflecting on his mis-
i'ntmes. The caii'e has not been
seen since; but Bill hits been requested io make good its loss.
He is still c-nwn there; but duck
shooting along the lake shore is as
exciting a game as he cares to indulge in.
Couldn't Count I I'D Truei,
J. M. Harris and Frank Provost
came down from the Reco, Thursday. They rode their shoveis from
the mine to Cody creek, making
the 3 mileB in about ten minutes.
������''���'ii'v> ���'. ���'.���������������'��� '��������� ^��"-xv,v'J,J?'-y
'Moliy,   Sand tho Floor..",
Archie Grant sends down word
that there will be a trip-the. light-
fantastic at his hotel in Sandon,
Wednesday night, January 23rd.
If the sledding ia good there should
be an attendance from New Denver
and Three Forks.
^Taters���they are bakin'. brown;
Jimmy, shet the door;   !
Dicky, get your riddle dowmj
Molly, sand the floor,
Kettle's jest a steamin';
But when the fiddles play
An' rosy cheeks is beamin','
We'jl dance the night away."
a  ; .':.-.. ..',.���.. i.,. : ./'^'...u^
.,1-   .-..������.���    . V~V..~ ' l-v'-^    fAV^W^.
T, A, Garland's
FBQNT ST., KA8I.0, B. 0,
Club dances every Thursday
night at the Lakpview House.
It is rftpor\ed PU tlie best authow
ity thut the Kaslo-Slocan railroad
will be built; thiif year. ,
Will Cockle started the matrimonial fad and now the bachelors
are all wanting to marry.
The embalmad body ��f the late
John McMillan was shipped Fir-
day morning to the home of he
parents in Ontario.
���Jack Thompson, one if the owr-
em of the Antoine is g< ing out to
Spokane soon, ami it is supposetl
that he will bring back ns a bride
one of Kaslo's blonde beauties who
is now visiting at the Falls city.
The Kaslo city election took
bla/eoti Montlay last. John Keen
was selected mayor. C}. T. Stone,
H. Byes, .!. L. Retallack, Josiah
Fi etcher and Samuel pameron
Wi-re chosei, as aldermpn for the
coming year. The election wus by
Notice is liureby given, Thut nt die presenl
session of the Legislative Assen-.tyly of 'die Pro-
vii.iie ol ilrills), CulumbiH, iippliwitibii will be
made for 4b Apt to Incorporate h ci.nipuny for
tt.e purposo of ponatructing, bberatllig aoii
maintaining u mllwiiy, ctim'menotng At a poini
at or near llieCn.v i.f khsI', In tliii I'rovlnce of
iiritisl, Col'uiiib.iii, itbenue rnh'Mug up die
Miro, Fork i f i-liito Idve'r to l,,e lieuil of tlie
divide between I'tsli nnd ileiir l.iil;<ss,- nience
to'Ihree Fork>, nieiifte to the Iieud Winers el
of the south Folic "oi Carpenter Creek, at or
near a settleiuon, I'lilled '.'.Sdhdon." thence
weslerly and sotfth ea'sierly lo Ihe hepd water*
ot Four .Mile Creek, H-tili power tb butlil brand,
lines tuany or all mines adjacent to the line ol
rnllv ay, anil alsowith ponef lb' build wliarve
and dook^, and toereei, niaiulni'.', and operate
'(eteisrioiii aiijl l.lepin.he lines and all neces-
aury wtirks'in oui'meotiprj therewirli. '-
Dated at Kaslo Oils 10th  day o{   llileember,
IfclH,     '���;'.'
John Le* ketmxack,
alpiied William WBIoht,
Hamilton jIveks,
john keen.
A nice-looking old lady, with
a snowy circle of lace about her
head, sat in a Wabash-avenue car
the other day, and drew up her
skirts nervously, lest the cataract
of tobacco juice that was pouring
from the mouths of two loafers
next her should deluge them.
"Conductor," she aBked timidly,
when he came in, ''isn't it against
the rules to spit on the floor of the
car." "No, ma'am," replied the
gallant conductor, "spit whereever
you like."
Books, !-tatio:.ery a>p
All the.Latest Leading Papers aiul
periodi|'.a,s kept in stock.
MjJP"*Oi'delw by. mail promptly
atteiiile'd to.���Jpj?
Front St��� KASLO, B, C.
All work guaranteed.
Watchmaker and
!  ���   .   - * * 5
For���    MEAN'S BOOT^ and SHOES,.   Heavy grain leather shoes. 1
Heavy grain leather pailed shoes,    3-buckle Ijned overshoes. 'J
2-buckle'gulh shoes';'   1-buok'le gum shoes,v GERMAN SOX ! ���
Largest stock in'the country.-^-^-^    German box!   '   '
S, B. Shaw,
Commission MerQhant.
* wit, anm, aw ��, Rest, im mnm*
Lowest Market Rates.
Correspondt nee Solicited. KASLO, B. Q,
���     I
aft       VSU?.     >>
Three Fork5.
"  ' '    '   '   '   ' ' YOUR   CAMP.
Idaho Restaurant
#***#s��   imttat, Kf, 11   ;j{s##*##
;The oiily place ip the city where you can get a (iood Square Meal   n
for Only 25 cents.       Lodging; Good piean BeiU, 2& cents.
Live and Dressed Turkeys and Chiokfnj for S.al| $1 Bedrock prices    \|
My Motto is to L've ant' ^ I-��vt!
Billy Kellem.
tf^T'A'BtG Supply of
General Merchandise.
Gents'  Furnishing Gdodg, Boots and Shoes, Glass, Nails. Building
Hardware and Tjnware, 1
John B.Wilson    -    Three Forks
dams House, |��gg
A Fint>Cl&is hm at ksonjV.9 Ritea.     3 $\m Mi for SI,
Adams & Cummings, Propr/s.
Every Day
Is Now Running.
EMMon and mwm mm,
All Pine Work Finished
la an artistic manner.
i. 8. C.
Daily Stages between kaslo anptukee forks
Stables at Kaslo and Three Forks.
Saddle Horses to Let
At Both Stahles.-


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