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VOL. IL.No.23.
Prices Harked Away Down.
T. D. Woodcock & Co.,
Hardware Merchants.
Now that the Fruit Season is here,
you will want some sealers. We have
them iu Pints, Quarts, and Half Gallons, at very low prices; also extra
Rubbers.  Call and get our prices.
W. T. Shatford 6c Co., General Merchants,
Slocan, Vernon, Fairview. and Camp McKinney, B. C.
Dealers in Fresh and Salt
Heats, Vegetables and Provisions. Goods shipped to
any part of the Slocan.
Highest cash price paid for
raw Furs.
B. C.
SLOCAN,   B.  C.
Offers up-to-date accommodation for the
Public. It is the home of Travelling,
Commercial, and Mining Men.
GETHINO & HENDERSON, ■ Proprietors.
Hotel Slocan,
Slocan, B. C, is under the
UU ami Personal laiapent of Jeff Baty,
Who is ever ready to make life pleasant for those
who tarry within a while with him.
Is reached by any trail or road
that runs into the Town.
Do not go past its door when
you are dry, weary or hungry.
SLOCAN,   B.   0.,   6EPTEEMBR   0,   1901.
$8.00 FER ANNUM-
VUItofthe Head Men of the Company—
Wagon Road to be Kullt to the Mine-
Group to be iurvey.d for Crown Grant
—New Machinery.
Thomas A. Noble, of Pittsburg:,Pa.,
and W. D. Wrighter, of Spokarie,
head men in the Burlington Mining
Co., owning the Iron Horse group on
Ten Mile, visited that property on
Monday, having come in by way of
Kaslo and New Denver, On their
way in they inspected the American
Boy, in the Sandon camp, in which
Mr. Wrighter has an interest. His
suit against that company, involving
the title to certain shares, has been
amicably adjusted.
In their trip up Ten Mile and then
over the Springer summit next day
to town, Mr. Noble was in particular
much impressed with the air of progress and prosperity everywhere
noted. It was his lirst visit to the
country and he expressed himself as
more than pleased with everything
he saw. A critical examination of
the Iron Horse was made and a
sackful of samples taken away as
evidence of the worth of the property.
Both gentlemen were afterwards
shown through the new Enterprise
mill, characterizing it as one of the
most complete in the country.
Messrs. Noble and Wrighter stated
it was the intention of the company
to resume operations on the Iron
Horse at once and work it steadily
through the winter. The hoisting
and pamping machinery purchased
will be rushed in and installed at
once. A new piece of wagon road
connecting with the Enterprise will
be immediately constructed and arrangements made for putting up new
camps. J. M. McGregor.of this place,
hns also been given instructions to
proceed with the survey ofthe group
for u crown grant. The shaft on the
small vein is to be sunk to a greater
depth and then a crosscut r.in to the
big vein on tlio wist, In the shall
ore i.s showing all the way down for
the 7b' fret and on comparison oi.iin.it
be distinguished f.oni the Enterprise
article. A great deal of dependence
is being placed on the big vein and
it is confidently believed a fine body
of concentrating ore will be opened
up. If so, arrangements will be made
with the Enterprise people to treat
thc ore in their mill. As now situated the Iron Horse could easily take
out ore and ship from the little vein,
and tho opinion held by mining men
is that the property is one of the
best things in the camp.
Before coming iu here, Messrs.
Wrighter and Noble went down into
the Ncz Perce country, Idaho, where
they arc interested in n big placer
proposition, which promises to turn
out a money maker. While down
there they : an across W. C. E. Koch,
of this'place, who was scouring that
country for a carload of heavy freight
horses, which he will use here in his
contract for hauling ore from Uie Arlington.
The visiting gentlemen obtained
facts and figures of the camp's pro
gress during the year, and they are
ofthe opinion that a mighty future is
before the section. No camp was
showing greater advancement and
none offered better inducement for
"apital. They wero impressed with
the opportunity afforded and advantages offered by Slocnn as n smelter
site and believe such works will ultimately be established here.
values in gold, silver and copper.
Over $1(000 worth of w.rk has been
done in open cuts and test shafts.
Tho new government trail into that
section, now being built in from the
Kootenay slope, is completed to
within a short distance of the Lone
American Capital Get. Hold of the Gatl-
neaa & Slmoee Group.
i An eastern American company has
taken bold ofthe Gatineau & Simcoe
group, running parallel to the Enterprise mine on tbe east, and will work
it during the winter. The group
consists of the Gatineau, Simcoe and
Orillia and is owned by Tom Reid, of
Silverton, and yc editor. Papers
were signed up on the deal this week
and on Wednesday a gang of men
were sent up from here to commence
operations. Tho deal is a working
bond, covering a yo r, with payments in four and eight months.
The Gatineau and Simcoe claims
are on the main lead and the Orillia
to the west. The vein is iu a direct
line for the Hampton and is believed
to be the same. It shows up good and
strong on tlie property and some re
inarkablo assays have been received,
one going as high as 9358 oz silver.
The ore is dry in character and is
mixed with quartz, the outcrop being
calcite. The vein is traceable over
the Springer summit and all the
ground over to the Hampton has
been taken up.
Upwards of $1000 worth of work
has been dono on the group in the
way of proving the vein, the main
workings being in thc nature of a
crosscut tunnel now in 90 feet. It
has cut through a lime dyke 46 feet
in width aud showing small scams of
quartz and mineral. From surface
measurement* the tunnel is close to
the lead, its aim being to catch n
chuto of ore found in an open cut and
which gave 301 oz silver. Should
present operations cut into ore, the
force will be increased at once.
iflcation of subjects. The books are
gotten up in line shape and aro all
properly labelled and numbered.
All persons desirous of obtain ing first-
class reading mutter may avail
themselves of the library, which is to
be found at the record ollice,
'"Rstsaioi-esl s%snsalgiim:itls»n.
A rumor reached the city this
week that Ernest Manstield had
made a big hit in Europe 2nd would
be b.ick here shortly with unlimited
means. It IS stated that a combination has been ilT.etcd of the interests
ofthe Chapleau Mining Co., on the
first north fork of Lemot,, and the
Mansfield interests ownin<- the Black
Hawk and Daisy, Ten Mile, and the
Joker gronp, at the head of the south
fork of Kaslo. The main people in
both concerns belong to Paris, France,
their interests being identical. Should
the report turn ont correct, it would
mean a great deal for tlie camp.
Gunning Accident.
Orders for all
Kinds of Job Work
Quickly Attended to:
The Drill, Slocan
In the Denver Cissssp.
Andy Jacobson, of the St. James
Hotel, New Denver, came down on
Monday evening to get papers signed
turning over tho Mary Durham
group, adjoining tho Moilie nughes,
at that place, on a lease. C. Barber
and H. A. Hicks are the other owners, and Tom Lloyd and A. Tonka
aro the lease seekers. Andy says
things are not too bad around New
Denver, as tho Bosun has again
started up in force, a few men have
commenced operations on the Marion, the Moilie Hughes Is to bo worked, and W. It. Will is to take up the
bond on the Capella group. The latter property will make Goat mountain and is turning out a wonder. A
carload 0** ore was rcccutly shipped
and the returns will bo over $2000.
Carl Lindow met with a painful
gunning accident on Sunday morning. In company with other young
fellows.he was out looking for grouse
and duck along the river, and was
carrying his gun in a careless manner over his shoulder, the trigger
cocked and his handover the muzzle.
The result was iho trigger eaught in
some bushes and Carl lost his middle
linger on tho left hand at the first
joint. He came up to the hospital for
treatment, Dr. Forin amputating the
remaining portion ofthe finger.
The framework is up of the new
Arlington bunkhouse.
Aid. Wordon left on Tuesday for a
fortnight's visit to Calgary.
W. H. Warren has resigned as
foreman at the Speculator.
More men were added to the force
atthe Arlington this week.
Supt. Duchesnay.of the C.P.R..was
killed Tuesday, near North Bend.
No move has been made of late towards organizing a Masonic lodge
Rer. A. D. Menzies, B.A., of Kaslo,
convener of the home mission committee of Kootenay presbytery, visited Knox church mission here this
Mrs. II. G. Aitchison, superintendent of Junior Christian Endeavor of
Knox church, Miss Lottie York and
Miss Flossie Forin nre attending the
C. E. convention in Nelson.
The fire hall is being used for a
two-fold purpose, untagged canines
being domiciled there. When they
get weary of their qnarters, they dig
their way out under the building.
R. R. Bruce, accompanied by Tom
Avison, of New Denver, came in on
Wednesday from the head of Ten
Mile, where he had been examining
the Silver Queen group, owned by a
Montreal syndicate. If his report is
favorable, the property will be worked this winter.
Appended is a complete list of the various records registered at the local registry office, II. P. Christie being mining
-Athens, n f Springer, James
Work ou the Rote.
Three men nre employed on the
Rose claim,situated on thc first north
fork of Lemon creek, in which W. S.
Johnson has a large interest. It is a
gold proposition and the values received place it In the front rank of
tho camp. Already much work 111
thc way of drifting has been done on
tho lead and it is the intention to
continue these workings. Should thc
results of this farther work prove up
as expected, it is likely a small
stamp mill will be erected and the
ore treated on tho ground.
Amos, adjoining Arlington, Robert A
Sanrnfael, head of Lemon, C B Hittle.
Horse Shoe, Ten Mile, A Owens.
Kiimoiia, same, J O'Neill.
28—Champion fr, Falls creek, R E
30—Red Rose fr, 1st n f Lemon, Frank
31—2nd n f Lemon, Frank Purviance.
Aug 2(1—Oregon, Chilcat, Delphian,
Ida, Cheboygan fr, Middlesex fr, Lucky
27—Silver Lode, New Apex, EastHide.
28—Dundee for two years, Royal, Advertiser, Admiral.
29—Standard, Buffalo.
30—Truro, Isabella, Buda Pesth, Tacoma.
Aug 26—Golden West, J P Driscoll to
M J McCarthy.
Nix fr, affidavit from C E Smithorin-
galsj ro delinquent notice.
29—Tin Plate Ir, notice withdrawing
former notice by .1 McKinnon.
t*ame % M J McCarthy to T J Baty,
W E Worden, and J A Foley.
Same document recorded again.
Aug 29—M J McCarthy to J PDriscoll.
Marie E Dempster to Chas Djtnpster.
Last Year's Shipments Were 28*.I" Tons—
A Healthy Evidence of the "Life and
Wealth of the Camp—Arlington the
Biggest Shipper.
Another new shipper has been added to the list this week in the Fourth
of July, situated at the head of tho
first north fork of Lemon creek. It
sent out 7 tons from here, the consignment going to the Trail smelter.
Tho Enterprise shipped only 20 tons,
making its total 420 tons. From the
Arlington 120 tons was sent out, raising its total to 2720 tons for the year.
Sinco Sept. 1 last year, this mine has
shipped about 4500 tons of ore. W.
Koch is on the outside now purchasing more horses and as soon as they
arrive shipments from the Arlington
will be doubled, as thev are to send
out 1000 tons per month to Nelson.
From the wholo division the year's
record is 8411 tons.
Last year the exports from this division amounted to 2847 tons, made
up from 10 properties. Following is
»list ot tho shipments this year to
Arlington    120
Enterprise      20
Two Friends	
Black Prince	
Fourth of July  7
Need n Trail.
Lone Dutchman Group.
Joe Butler brought in several
sample bags of ore Friday from the
Lone Dutchman group, at the head
of Lemon creek, work on which has
been about finished for the year.
There are three or four veins exposed
on the group nnd another was uneov
ered last week. The veins can he
traced through tho entire group of
throe claims. The ore resembles the
Rossland article and gives paying
Iiidepeudenoo Improving.
J. Crawford and J. Skinner have
been developing of late the Independence, the find they made this summer adjoining the Crusader group,
on thc first north fork of Isemon. Besides a short tunnel into tho ledge,
they hnve sunk a winze 10 feet, and
the lead has greatly improved. It
has widened out to 4J feet, with an
18 in paystreak. The ore is becom
ing more solid and turning to galena,
with grey copper. The Independence
is one of the beBt strikes made this
Travelling Library Arrives.
H. P. Christie'this week received
the free library prom'Sed by the provincial L'overnmcnt two months ago.
It is numbered 27 nnd consists of 60
volumes, composed of a general class-
An extensively signed petition, accompanied by a sketch map of the
vicinity, hns been got ready by the
claim holders to thc head of the first
north fork of Lemon, asking thc government to put iu a trail at once.
After passing thc Chapleau some of
tho claims and groups it would bene
fit are: the Rose, Duplex, Alberta,
Tail Holt, Fourth of July, Howard
Fraction, Hoodoo, Crusader, Independence, Two Brothers, nnd a host
of others. There has been a vast
amount of work done in that locality
and the quantity of shipping ore in
sight is astonishing. All of the properties named are in a position to
ship ore, bat they lack a suitable outlet, At present supplies go in principally over the Springer summit, but
the natural grade is down the first
north fork. A trail in by Lemon
creek would give a longer season for
work and prove of vast benefit to a
promising section.
Now Union Officers.
At Wednesday evening's meeting
ofthe Miners' Union the following officers were elected for the ensuing
term: President, J. Nixon; vice, Ceo.
Nichol; fin. secretary, Hert O'Nell;
rcc. secretary, S. B. Clement; conductor, H. B. Baker* warden, John
Skinner; fin. committee, F. Carlisle,,
II. L. Fife. F. Purviance; trustees, J.
V. Purviance, D. Kennedy, 8. 6.
Clement; executive board, J. V. Pur
viance, C. M. O'iirlen, J. A. Foley,
II. L. Fife.
J. M. M. Benedum is arranging fei*
a larger force on the Hoodoo.
J, M. McGregor has been doing
some surveying on Eight Mile,
The Enterprise concentrator will
be given its trial run this month.
Half a dozen good deals are in
course of negotiation in the camp.
Tbe Tamarac is continuing to look
well and ore is being sacked daily.
The packers are kept unusually
busy taking supplies into the hills.
G. L. R. Weyl, of the Chapleau
Mining Co., will be back from Paris
this month.
The owners of the Black Prince
purpose pushing in their No.2 tunnel
to tap the lead this winter.
Cabins are to be erected on the
Marmion group, Tiger creek, and
considerable development done.
J. M. M. Renedura sent up a couple
of men Sunday to build camps on the
Hoodoo. The property will be worked during the winter.
T. S. Dunbar has gone to Fortland
to get things in shape with his company for starting up the Phoenix
group at an early date.
D. W. Moore, ore buyer for lhe
Trail smelter, has been making an
examination of several properties in
the camp during the week.
J. D. Kendall, who recently examined a number of properties on
Springer creek, has been ordered to
tho Soudan. Africa, to report on some
gold finds for British capital.
Two mon went up to the Republic
on Friday to pump out tho shaft ai d
fix up things around the property.
The head men ofthe company are on
their way in to start active development.
The Boxer group, on Kokaneo
creek and adjoining the Molly Gibson, upon which A. L. Thurston secured a bond last spring, was examined last week by an expert sent in
by British capital. His report has
been forwarded.
Tom Lake and A, Sweezy are doing assessment on the Drowsy Maggie, situated on tho east side of tho
lake, quarter of a mile from town.
It hns a strong lead, with a stringer
of quartz showing iron and copper
pvrites. The quartz assays $4 In
Billy Ferguson has ceased work for
the year on the Tall Holt, near the
Howard Fraction. He drove a 30-
foot tunnel close to tho shaft ar.d cut
the vein, exposing ore. The shaft is
52 feet deep, with ore all the way.
It enrries much gray copper and
gives returns of 1000 oz in silver.
T. Wren, of Spokane, one of the
owners in tho U & I group, Ten Mile,
came in W«dnesday,and immediately
went up to the claims, accompanied
by Joe 8aniter. It is Mr. Wren's
first trip to tho camp and his visit is
for tho purpose of examining tbe
property with a view to working ii
thi* winter.
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» I Mary
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I Hamilton's
J       By John Strange Winter
^     Copyright 1899 by iho Author.
Yet always with the same charm ana
sweetness of way. "Mrs. Conway, 1
must get on with this while the idea is
alive in me— You'll help me through
it, won't you f" or "Need you go? 1
know it's time, but cannot we take a
little holiday when it's dono? Surely
it's best to make hay while the sun
At such times Mary Conway would
willingly rather have died than have
failed him. At others be would laze
through the days, letting his work slip
into brilliant, easy gossip, telling her
his ideas, his hopes, bis aspirations,
making her look over his great collection of stamps, help to arrange his autographs, discussing furniture or the
next smart little tea party that he
meant to give, and apparently wholly
unconscious that she took any more interest in him than the man who waited
bad dona
"What was your father?" he asked
her suddenly between the pauses of bis
work one day when Christmas was
drawing near.
"A clergyman    He waa curate of
Elphinstowe," she replied.
"Ah, you were young when he died?'
"Yes, quite a child. "
"And your mother?'
"She died after I was married."
"I sea   Forgive me for asking.   Bnt
were you long married? Well, of course
you couldn't have been, you are still so
young. But did you lose"—
"I lost my husband only a few
months after our marriage," Mary said,
rising suddenly from her place at tbe
little table where she worked and going
to the fire, where she stood nervously
holding her hand out to the warmth and
keeping her face half turned away from
"He was—he was—1 mean was ho—
was he"—
"He was a sailor, captain of one of
the Red River line of steamers." said
Mary almost curtly. "He was drowned.'
There wus a moment's silence. "It
must have been a great shock to yon.'
he said at last. He was busily occupied
with a paper knife and a slip of note
paper and spoke in a stndionslr indifferent tone as if they were discussing son*?
question absolutely impersonal to both
of them.
"It killed my mother," said  Mary
■till warming her hands.
"And you ?" He rapped out the question in a strange, breathless fashion
Mary looked aside at him. "Why dsi
you ask me this,   Mr.   Stacey?"  she
"I lost mv husband only a few montht
after our tnartiage."
asked brusquely. "I waa beginning to
be happy, to forget all the horrid past
I'U tell yon, and then never, I entreat
yon, speak of it again. I sold myself
because my mother was ill and because
the yearned to be well off. I was honest
with him, and he professed so much. 1
told him I did not love him, and be
took ma Our marriage waa a failure
a most dismal failure. I was wretched.
I bated and despised him He was bitter and mean and vindictive toward
ma My poor little mother was the only
one who got any sort of satisfaction
out of the bargain, and she did not have
it long, poor soul, for tbe news of the
loss of tbe Arikhama killed her, and it
was aa well, for he left every penny
away from ma As for me, I won't pretend to be better than 1 am. I won't
■ham. I'll tell yon the truth. I thanked
Ood wben I found that he was gone
Yes, I did, for I would bave put myself
in tbe river before I would have lived
with him again."
"He was olds* than you ?"
"Many years. He ia dead, and they
aay wo should never speak ill of ihe
dead I can't help it. Ho was a brute
Only a few weeks after we were married he struck me. Oh I Why did you
aak me these questions? I had almost
forgotten, at least I did not always
think of it aa I did at first Why did
yon ask me?"
With two strides Alan Stacey was by
her «ida "My dear, my dear, shall 1
tell yon why I asked you?" he cried
"Because t bad a vital Intercut in wanting to know. I've always bad a sort of
feeling tbat you belonged to that dead
hmband of youra; tbat he stood between ns, keeping ns more widely apart
than if all tbe world stood between us
Can't yon understand that I wanted to
know—that I—oh, Mary, child—don't
/on understand that I love you and 1
cannot live wltbont yon?"
When Alan Stacey bad one* broken
the ice sufficiently to have told his love
to Mary Conway, he did not, by any
means, let the grass grow under his
feet. Mary drew back a little, partly
because the pleasure of being betrothed
to tho man of her heart, the man of her
brightest and most fervent admiration,
was very great. It was natural enough
Her first engagement had been a dry as
dust business, an arrangement which
was altogether in lhe light of a bar
gain. There waa no bargain between
her and Alan Stacey, only the sweet
and unspoken bargain of trust and
affection, mingled with the respect and
admiration which the one had for the
other. There was no question between
them as to whether be would give her
a dress allowance or as to what housekeeping money she would have to spend.
there was no question as to whether
she would be able to do lr s- duty by
him. No; they loved ouCj • t, and
that waa enough for both
"But," he urged, "there is no reason
why we Bhould wait We have nothing
to wait for. You have no relative!, and
mine do not interfere with mo. A., to
your vague and indefinite suggestion
about clothes—well, I don't know much
about ladies' dresses, but it seems to
me that you can get a couple of new
frocks in a week and that when we
come home again you can buy as many
garments as you find you will want
Don't, when we have both been lonely
and wretched apart—don't let our happiness wait for anything eo paltry aa
clcthes. Let us be married at once."
"But it seems ao soon," said Mary
"Not at alL We cannot possibly pull
it off under a fortnight, and we know
each other so well There ia nothing
like working together for getting to
know somebody."
"But the story?" she urged. "We
must finish the story."
Alan Stacey looked grave for the first
time. "Yes, I bad forgotten the story.
Little woman, what a business head
yon havel I promised it for the end of
the month, didn't I?"
"Yes, you did."
"Yes, I should like to finish the story.
but perhaps," cheerfnlly, "if we were
to push on. we might bu able to mating!
"There is still half of it to do
"And 1 shall want von 1 cm I let
you Bpend all your days at the old type
writer now. I wonder if I could work
with anybody else?"
"You are not going to try," said
Mary, speaking in deoided tones for tbe
first time
"Is there no way iu which one could
ease you a little?"
"Oh, yes I Let me have a good typist
in the afternoon, and I can dictate the
work off very much more quickly than
lean do it myself. But I don't see why
I can't work just as usual. What difference is there? The fact that I know you
love me need not turn me lazy all at
"No; nothing could do that But 1
shall want you more with ma You forget that up to now I have done my
morning's work and have been free for
the rest of the day, and you, poor little
soul, have sat here fagging your heart
out, as I don't mean to let you do when
we are married. Of course I would rather work with you, because you are yon,
and yon know my thoughts almost as
they coma You interpret me to perfection. Bnt at the same time I shall want
more of your society than I have had in
the past"
"I see no way," said Mary, "except
ing, as I suggested, a typist who will
work at my dictation."
Eventually she gave way and consented to be married as soon aa the
proper arrangements conld be made It
waa all so different from ber last marriage. Then, everything had been arranged for her; now, everything was
arranged so aa to fall in with her slightest wish. Her first husband had had
very little to offer her, when put in
comparison with Alan Stacey. Captain
Conway had been elderly, rough, plain
and only comparatively well off He
bad demanded impossible things, and
when he discovered that his desires
were impossible of gratification his love
for the girl whom be had sworn to protect and cherish had been curiously intermingled with an absolute hatred.
Hia was tbe kind of nature which to
begin with says, "I will teach you to
love me," and afterward, "If I cannot
teach you to love me, I will kill you P
His was the kind of nature which says,
"If I cannot bend, I will break;" tbe
nature which looks at every situation
of life from its own standpoint and
judges all the world entirely by its own
doings. It ia always this kind of nature which ia inherently dominant and
essentially domineering. And bow different was Alan Stacey I He, gifted, intellectual and brilliant, waa content to
lay everything at tbe feet of the woman
be loved—all the fame he had won, the
position he had made, the wealth he
had amassed. Hla desire was not to be
bis wife's master, but her knight; not
to feel that he was conferring honor
and status npon her, but to aasume alwaya that in giving herself to him she
was laying him nnder an everlasting
and delightful obligation.
It was but natural that Mary was
not only filled with love, bnt with a
boundless and unbounded admiration.
This waa tbe man at whose feet ahe
would have been content to lit for the
rest of her life, not daring to lift her
eyes higher than bis knees. This was
ber king among men, gifted and blessed
with tbe right royal inheritance of
genius. Thia man wbo naked bo little,
who gave ao much, was not one who
had power only over a handful of men.
No, the name with which be was endowed waa one which was knewn and
known approvingly throughout tbo
world; known wherever tbe English
language waa cpoken; nay, more than
known, for it was loved.
I do not wish to portray the character of Alan Stacey aa that of a perfect
being. Indeed I must own, what Mary
had found out very early in her knowledge of blm, that hia besetting sin was
idleness, which ia the besetting sin of
moat spinners of stories. He waa beset,
too, with idleness of two kinds, the
genuine and ordinary sort and the idleness which afflicts the brain worker. It
is only yonr nobodies who are thoroughly industrious in art Great genius is
always subject to what it usually calls
"idleness"—in other words, to brain
fag. To my mind the most pathetic record that we bave of George Eliot is
where she conveys in a letter to a friend
that she has no natural desire for work
and has to flog ber brain continually so
tbat sbe may get her promised task
completed in time. She, too, speaks of
it as idleness. And with that same kind
of idleness Alan Stacey was continually
afflicted, as he was with a real love of
doing nothing.
In times gone by he had many a day
sat down to work in the morning, saying "Now. Mra Conway, I have got
to work today; I have got to work hard.
Now, yon keep me up to it" And no
sooner had Mary inscribed half a dozen
lines in ber notebook than he would get
up and say, "By Jove, there's another
robin building its nest in tbat holly
bush I" or some Buch remark, which was
interesting enough in itself, but which
did not help upon its way tbe story then
in hand. And often and often Mary bad
had all her work cut out to keep him
chained to his task, and after they had
come to an understanding with one another it seemed to her as if he never
meant to work again, as if he could not
keep his mind off their plana for the
future, and as if any and every subject
was more interesting to him than the
fascinating romance npon which they
were then at work.
"Yea we will go to Monte Carlo,'
sho said at last one day, "but we will
not go to Monte Carlo, or to Paris, or
to church, or anywhere else nntil yon
bave finished this story. Come, now, I
am waiting to hear what yon are going
to do with Evangeline now."
"I think I shall chuck it up," wai
bis reply
. "No, no  To tbat I resolutely decline
to be a party    I  am not coming into
yonr life to ruin you    You have to fin-
i*.|i that story before we can dream of
•s'ing iiiHiiieil    Coma pull yourself to-
ii 11    Think'   Evangeline is standing
tiis   tfsjr.ii   ti;.-  -tatreuse wondering
:.i i-.    • i ii* inippHU next
Well, In dne course the story was
finished, and when the last words had
been taken down he asked ber eagerly
what she thought of it
"Give me your candid opinion," he
"I think," said Mary, "that it is by
far the greatest book that you have ever
And then they were married, going
quietly to church one morning, attended only by a great friend of Alan
Stacey's and tbe girl through whom
indirectly tbe marriage had come about
—the girl who had first given Mary the
idea of taking up typewriting as a serious profession. Then they went back to
tbe Sycamores and had a dainty little
lunch, at which they made miniature
speeches, .drank each other's health
and were as merry as if the party had
been one and forty instead of but four
persona Then at the laat moment, jnst
before they rose from the table, the beet
man thought of something.
"My dear chap," said he to the bridegroom, "there ia one thing about
which you have given me no instructions. What about the announcements
to the papers?"
"Need it be announced?" asked Mary.
"My dear Mra Stacey," replied the
best man, "it ia absolutely essential
Bohemian as Stacey is—has always
been—be ia yet at the same time a persona grata in society, and unless your
marriage is announced formally and immediately I am afraid that it will not
be so pleasant for you wben you come
home again. Here, give me a bit of paper, 8tacey. Tell me how you wish the
announcement to be worded, and I will
see that it ia in all tomorrow's papera'
Alan Stacey got np and fetched a
sheet of paper and a pen and ink from
tbe writing table in the window.
"Give it to me," aaid Mary. "This
ia my idea what to say." Sbe took the
sheet of paper from bis band and wrote
clearly and firmly. "On the 10th, at
the parish church, Fulham, by the Rev
P. D. Johnson-Brown, Alan Stacey.
only son of the late Colonel John
Stacey, Bengal staff corps, to Mary
Conway, daughter of the late Rev
George Hamilton."
She handed tbo paper across the table
to her husband, and he, knowing her
well, realized instantly that her horror
and detestation of her first marriage
She took the ihcct nf paper from hit hand
and wrote clearly anil firmly.
bad remained with her to such an ex*
tent that ahe would not, even in the
formal announcement, identify herself
wilh the man who had communded the
Ariklmma. tho man who had bought
her with a price, the man who had
given her tho only blow that aho had
ever received in tho whole course of her
(To tie Continued.)
li.'n ull right, for a man to wake up
In the morning freah aa a daisy, but
ho shouldn't allow bin freshness to
become chronic.
What Ouee Happened to an Old Far*
Dealer's Hand.
"Were you ever paralyzed?" aaid the
old timer.
"No, and may the"— began the other.
"Well, you see that right hand? It
looks pretty good and strong and lt is,
but for about three days ouee it waa
deader than a frostbitten tomato plant.
"Yqu know of course that I used to
make my living playing cards, chiefly
dealing bank. There wasn't a day I
didn't deal bank or ln other games six
to eight hours a day. Many a time I
have dealt or played longer.
"One night I was dealing bank. It
was a good, big game. All at once
when I went to slip a card tbls old
right refused to work. I looked at it
and the fingers were kind of twisted
iuward and the band from tbe wrist
was bent downward.
"Tbls stopped tbe deal for me, and I
told the lookout 'to get busy,', for tne
players were getting a little 'queored.*
ITe took my place, and I watched the
"I rubbed my right, but lt wouldn't
straighten out and It kept tbls way
until the next day, and then I went to
a doctor. He didn't know me as well
as you do, but the first question be
asked was:
" 'Deal cards a great deal, don't youf
" 'Yea'
" 'Do you deal wltb an elbow movement or with finger and wrist movement?"
" 'Why, I don't work my elbow.'
"That explains It You bave card
players' paralysis."
"This hit me center, and I showed it,
but the doctor was good and said:
"'Now, don't got flurried. I'll
straighten you up. Just quit dealing
awhile, and I'll give your hand a few
doses of electrla'ty, and you'll be all
"He did It, and In about three daya
my hand was straight as a string. But
I baven't dealt so much since. There'a
many an old timer whose dealing hand
bas quit him. And you Bay yon were
never paralyzed?"
"Well, yon ain't played carda much."
Military Pyrotechnic*.
"Under cover of darkness tbe enemy
advanced." Not any mora if French
military experiments prove what tbey
promise. Tbe war department la now
firing an Illuminating shell tbat bursts
In the air and emits a fiery body of
globular shape which vividly lights np
a large area for a considerable time.
Tbe experiments are for the purpose
of Improving and perfecting bombs
tbat are now made for the purpose of
exposing the position of an enemy at
night and to reveal tbe character ot defenses to be attacked. These projectiles
explode on Impact, liberating a flaming
compound. One compound, consisting
of sulphur, saltpeter and a hydrocarbon, is a blue light mixture. The illumination lasts aa long aa thc saltpeter
■uppllea tbe oxygen to maintain combustion.
Experiments are also under way for
a reverse sort of I'-mb which In bursting liberates dense clouds of smoke
for tbe purpose of concealing the move-
menta of troops In tbe field. Tbls ie to
be an antidote to the former bane.
Ticer'a Malta Bcller* Urmm.
Ur. Beddard of the London Zoological society calls attention to a peculiarity of tbe ears of tigers wbtch he
tblnka may be classed under tbe bead
of "protective marklnga" On tbe back
of each ear la a very bright white spot,
■fhd wben tbe ears are directed forward tbeae spots are conspicuous from
tbe front Mr. Beddard suggests tbat
wben the tiger la sleeping In tbe dim
light of a cave or thicket tbe apota on
Ita ears may appear to an enemy, looking in, aa tbe gleam of Its watchful
eyca,*end tbna aave tbe aleeper from an
unexpected attack.
Taxatloa la Hair.
What annoyances Italians are anb-
jected to by the taxgatherera ta abown
by a recent acandaloua caso In tho
courts. General Coeenz, one of tbe heroes of the liberation of Italy, Gari<
baldl'a chief of ataff In tbrt conqneat of
tbe two Sicilies nnd later chief of tbe
general ataff of tbe Italian army, died
some timo ago, leaving the military
decorations be had woo to hla beira.
Tbe treasury department demanded
death duties on these and fixed tbe
amount of tbe tax at $10.80. The beira
refused to pay, and tbe civil court at
Rome baa Juat decided that "decora-
tlona and medals are part of tbe bla-
torical and patriotic patrimony of tbe
country and are therefore not aubject
to tbe Inheritance tax."
A ■■TM-ltata sVor Wool.
Artificial wool made from turf flben
M now employed at Dusaeldorf, Germany, for manufacturing cloth, band-
ages, hata, ruga, etc. Ten ycara have
elapsed alnce tbe first attempt* to make
turf wool, and It la averred that recent
Improvements In tbe processes have re-
aulted In tbe production of a ac-ft
fibrous material which can be apun aa
readily aa abeep'a wool and wblcb, be-
■Idea poeaesalng excellent absorbent
properties, la capable of being bleached
and colored for use In varloua textile
■•vlaa-a la Bolklam.
Official statistics concerning the Belgium savings bnnka abow that on Dec.
81, 1000, the number of books was
1,702,434 against 1,047,203 In tbe previous year and tbe amount of deposits
$ 127.428,143.38, an Increaao during tbe
year of $7,200,144. The capitalized Interest a mon ii ted to $3,402,840.43, wblcb,
added to tho amount represented In
depositors' bookr, made a grand total
Of $130,800,083.8;., belonging almost ex-
elualvcly to the working class.
A flappy Hour.
You are wrong; you should not accuse the churches because the usher
showed you to a back seat, because
you could not understand, tho choir,
because the minister was prodigious
rather than religious. Thero " am
good churches, there are good ministers, thero are good choirs in Toronto.
My friend was right.
On Sunday morning, acting on bis
advice, I went to church. Twice bo-
fore I had been seated in the rear,
once a pillar reared its stately head
and eclipsed the parson; again, a
large hat reared its forest of feathers and fashion, and I gazed through
it, and beneath it, but above it
On this occasion the usher was
good to me, took me on and on and
led me a merry hundred yards' dash
to the front. I thought he was going to the pulpit, but he stopped at
the best seat in tho church, and
handed me a smile and a hymn book.
The organist touched the organ, and
it preached in soft tremulous tones.
The choir joined it, and there was
harmony, melody, joy, gladness, and
hope in their singing. No step ladder was needed to follow them, nor
did they sing in hieroglyphics: thoy
told the old, old story, and not one
word was lost ln the telling. As the
ministor prayed I watched that
choir. The soprano wa8 not rattling
her music and chatting with the contralto; from the base to the tiniest
treble the singers were silent. Tho
minister was dressed like an ordinary devil-tempted mortal, wore
short hair, and ported it on the
aide. He told the atory of life as it
should be, of the brotherhood of
man, of the blessedness of toll. He
took a millionaire with soft hands
and a hard heart and hung him over
tho pulpit. He held an honest, earnest laborer, with hard hands and a
soft heart, and deified labor by the
sweat of the """row till I envied the
laborer. The sermon was running
over with unadorned simplicity, with
sanctified common sense, chuck full
of ths old Genesis to Revelation Gospel that makes sinners squirm and
salnta sing. After the collection, after a good, old-fashioned hymn, a
soloist preached another sermon ln
the same sweet way, singing from
the heart, which she reached. Some
one came up and, shook my hand,
told me they wero glad to see mo,
and left me With a smile. That
smile came from a good soul. It was
a benediction that shone from thoso
eyes. That was two smiles and a
hymn book, besides several sermons.
Day by Day.
"I don't believe I can ever be much
of a Christian," aaid a little girl to
her mother.
"Why?" her mother asked.
"Because there's so much to be
dono if one wants to be good," was
the reply. "One has got to overcome so much and bear so many
burdens, and all that. You know
how the minister told all about it
lost Sunday."
•"How did your brother get all
that wood Into tho shed last spring?
Did he do it all at once or little by
"Little by little, of course," answered the girl.
"Well, that's juat the way we live
a Christian life. All the trials and
burdens won't come at one litno. Wc
must overcomo those of to-day and
let those of to-morrow alone till we
come to them. Of course there's a
great deal of work to be done In a
Christian's lifetime, in tho performance of our oblibations to Cod, and
the discharge of thc duties that devolve upon us, but that work is
done Just as Dick moved the wood-
little by little.
Every day wo should a.***k Cod for
strength to tako ua through that
day. When to-morrow comes ask
again. He will give all we ask for,
and as we need it. By doing a little
to-day, a little to-morrow, and keeping on in that way, we accomplish
great things. Look at life in its
little by little aspect, rather than as
one great task to be dono all at
once, and it will be easy to fac« it.
Aa OU Hiitrlinusslal Asl.
That matrimonial advertisements
aro by no means a modern idea Is
shown by the following which appeared In the London Times in ita
issue of January, 17WO;
MATRliMONY — A gentleman ol
small fortune, and have been brought
up very gently, and ot a good char,
actor, and of a respectable family,
and about thirty, and have burn
brought up in tho country, and nev
er been in any trade whatever and
very agreeable company; his fortuna
being small, taking thin of some
lady that has got a good fortune in
her own hands to the amount ni
£4,000 or £5,000 or more, that
wish for domesnk happiness, and to
be united to a gentleman of strict
Sunday and Satterday excepted
for an interview, but letterj** postpaid taken in. Direct to Mr. Hib-
bcrt, No. 5, Barron Street, Panton
Vile, Islington.'-
Shlpa That Sail tha S*aa.
Ot 3,767 ships calling at Malta
last year, 8,325 were British.
The fastest boat plying between
England and India makes only m
knots on the whole passage.
No British ship may carry a deck
load ot timber into a British port
between the last day of October and
April 16.
In the course of a year 834,000
vessels ot a combined tonnage of
66,000,000 of tons enter British
ports and 298,000 clear.
An ordinary lead for casting at
sea weighs seven to fourteen pounds,
and has at the bottom of it a hole
filled with tallow to bring up samples ol the sea bottom.
Most Pay Tlsrlr Church Dssaa.
Several members of a church In
Kutztown, Ta., having fallen far behind with their fair dues, the board
of trustees has decided that in future the bell shall not be tolled fer
a funeral in any family which has
not paid up its indebtedness and a
year In advance besides.
The Part The/ I'layed la tha Wai
Between tha Slate*.
It ts odd to think that the southern
mountaineer was not discovered until
tbe outbreak of tbe civil war, although
be waa nearly a century old then, and
It Is really startling to realize that
when one speaks of the soul hern mountaineers be speaks of nearly 3,000,1)00
people wbo live ln eight southern
states—Virginia and Alabama and tbe
southern slates between—and occupy
a region equal In area to tbe combined
areas of Ohio and Pennsylvania, as
big. say, as tbe German empire, and
richer, pcrluips. In timber and mineral
depoelts than any other region of similar extent In tbe world. Thla region
waa and la an unknown land. It has
been nptly called Appalachian America, and tbe work of discovery la yet
going on.
The American mountaineer waa discovered, 1 say, at the beginning of the
war, when tbe Confederate leaders
were counting on the presumption tbat
Mason und Dixon's Hue waa tbe dividing Hue between the north and south
nnd formed, therefore, the plan of
mn rcintig an army from Wheeling to
some point on the lakes and thus dissevering the north at one blow. The
plan seemed so feasible that It la aaid
to have materially aided the sale of
Confederate bonds In England, but
when Captain (Jnruett, a West Point
graduate, started to carry It out be got
uo farther than Harpers Perry. Wben
be struck the inouiitulns. he struck enemies who shot at his meu from ambush, cut down bridges before blm,
carried tbe news of his march to tbe
Federals, and Gurnott himself fell
with a bullet from a mountaineer's
squirrel rlOe at Harpers Kerry.—Scriliner's Magazine.
The Honorable Board.
.Sam Rawson occasionally said a good
thing, and one of these occasions chanced to be the town meeting. Tbe people of Sam's village conld not understand bow tbe money appropriated for
lhe roads bad vanished wltb such poor
A stretch of road running past Sam's
house waa In notoriously poor condition, although Sam declared that lie
had paid liberally to have It put In
good order, nnd there wns general Interest when Sam rose to make bis statement before the select men.
"I'd Just like to Bay oue thing," he
drawled, heedless of the fact that Ire
hnd Interrupted au Indignant neighbor.
"I don't want to make any fuss, but
I'd Just like to aak tbe honorable board
of highwaymen"—
That wns as far as be could get A
roar of laughter swept over the town
meeting and showed Ita effects In the
red facea of tho "highwaymen."—
Youth's Companion.
- -'      ■!,■*•*-. ■ —-a-*
What hosts of poor, weak and debilitate**, men and
women are (japping the vitality from their bodies by plodding long hours in poorly ventilated shops and factories.
The blood gets thin and vitiated, digestion is bad, the nerves
become shattered and exhausted, there are headaches, backaches and weariness that is not overcome by the night's rest.
Despondent and despairing of having strength and vigoj restored, life becomes a burden to the wage-earner who cannot
afford the  rest he so much needs.
The system demands unusual assistance. It requires
just such aid as is best afforded by the use of Dr. Ch-ase's
Nerve Food, the great tissue builder and nerve restorative.
Thousands of exhausted and weak men and women have gone
to work with new strength and a current of fresh new life flow
ing through their veins after using this treatment. Their minds
act more clearly, their nerves are more reposeful, their diyes*
tion is better and their work more easily accomplished.
Fifty cents a box, ft boxes for S2."T0 ;   nt  all deulers,   or  post   paid
Irom EdmauHon. Dates & Co., Toronto.
J The Drill.
The Toronto Mall and Empire says:
On tlu harvest excursion trains already ilespatched for the Canadian
Northwest upwards of 9,000 men
have I i* ken passage. There are moro
to follow. By the end of August it
|S expected that 20,000 Canadians
from thin side of tho great lakes will
u0 working in our prairio wheat
fields. This speedy mobilization of
so great an Industrial force collected
from all parts of Ontario upon a
point 1,500 miles away is highly
cndituble to the Canadian Pacific
Kail"'1.*' company. Upon Its preparedness to handle the men promptly in such large bodies, as well as
upon its direct efforts to muster
tlicni. depended largely the chances
„f gutting the whole crop to the
thresh ins floor. Had ihe company
been dilatory in taking measures to
ciilist men, had Its track, motive
power, or rolling stock been found
wanting, or had its enterprise in any
respect been backward at this moment, a great part of tho crop might
have been lost, notwithstanding tho
readiness of thousands of hands to
assist in taking it off. Had tho railway company even asked a few dollars more for its harvest excursion
tickets, tho difference might have'
been unfortunate for the Western fur-
m,is ft might have cut oft a large
proportion of tho men now going
forward, and havo thus reduced the
array of workers to numbers too
Mimll fur the magnitude of the operations. As a connector of thc labor
ilt'inanil and labor supply, separated
by about 1,500 miles, the railway
was im' less essential than either ol
thi'in Had farm labor been In demand here at wages equal to the
bs'st Manitoba could afford tn s..v,
aud had there been no other motive
but tempting waftes to draw men
from Ontario, It is probable that the
railway company would have been
willing to transport harvest hands
to the Northwest for nothing1. It
cosilil better afford to do so than to
stand Idly by and let tho crop rot in
the ground. It has an interest in the
wheat scarcely less proprietory than
that of the growers themselves. For
its own profit it is bound to bestir
itself t(s get tho grain all brought
in. Manitoba wheat furnish(*s the
main tonnage of tho road's freight,
and is the chief source of Its earnings. At this particular time of year
—after the Ontario grain is housed—
DuHtcni Canada has men to spare.
Combined with their desire to make
Rome money In a second harvest,
there is often a wish to become acquainted with tho country before rio
cldlng t(. cast in one's lot there,
Such lii'ing tho circuiiistntuvs, the
railway company's rate is nsit. found
lo be too high. While, no doubt,
many o" the harvesters from the east
will decide to remain in the country
or to move back to It after reluming Insine, the majority will quit the
west when tho harvs'St is over. They
will come back expecting to lind
■teadv work in the manufacturing
nnsi building industries during thi'
wiisoii ssf autumn activity. Nor is
the money they bring back with
Hum lo lie despised. Twenty thousand ms-n working six ws-ks for ?*<•
n month and their 'board would receive 11,200,000 in wages. Deducting from this the cost of transportii-
tlon—flO up and $18 ba^-k for each
(•f tho 90,000 m.'ii-wo have left
1040,000, which should be brought
hack to tho oast. Ontario is as
ready to send contingents of stalwart tollers to assist Manitoba in
the I'i'iuefu] work of harvs-sting Its
crop as she was to send regiments
"f ftrst-claaa lighting men to serve
the Mother Country on the battlefields of South Africa.
Dear Sirs.—I cannot nps*ak too
strongly of the excellence of MIN-
Alili'K LINIMENT, lt is TIIE rem-
idy in |,,V household for burns,
"ITains, etc., and we would not be
without It.
It li  truly a wonderful  medicine.
Publisher Arnprior Chronicle.
Lola of men    who  preach    charily
Wall f,,r other men to practlco It.
Tho trot thnt bean the most fruit
to market Is said to be the axle-tree.
Persuasion  Indicates a strong will
"tid olisiiiiacy a strong won't.
Mattery  is a mask assumed for   a
Kiuti'i Limut cira Street u Cm.
Thrrn in danger In neglectlna a cold,
■any who hnvo died of Consumption dut***
»ylr troubles from eiposure, lollowed by a
WW whish nettled on tholr lung*-., and In ■
jeorl lime they were beyond the i-klll of the
Mat [shyrsieinn. Hnd thoy used Sickle"* Antl-
jwijaiiiupllve Syrup, befssro It was too Into,
wieir liven would hnve been nimrod. This
m-illoino him no equal for curing coughs,
"ll|l«, nnd ull affoeiiona of Iho throat und
I Inc. iincomfortn of a man's home:
« smoky chimney, a leaky roof ami
11 Koldins* Wife.
use of tho monqulto Ih to show
'"" that  troubles aro  not alwaya  ln
Proportion to tholr sl7xi.
"Amoral DeWeti" says an Amcrl-
(|"n '"'lualnlanco of tho Door sol-
b '• "Is the finest horseman In
'"'"li Africa, lie Nils on his horse
,,., f''u'0,lll,y as a prince and sticks
°n like a cowboy.
«0 man over enjoys kissing a girl
w»o owns a pug dog.
A Plucky Young Lady Takes on
Herself to Cure Her father
of the Liquor Habit.
A portion of her letter reads as
follows:—"My father had often promised mother to stop drinking, and
would do so for a time, but then relumed to it stronger than ever. Ono
day, after a terriblo spree, ho said
to us: 'It's no use. 1 can't stop
drinking.' Our hearts seemed to
turn to stone, end we decided to try
the Tasteless Samaria Prescription,
which wo had read about In the papers. We gave h'm tho remedy, entirely without his knowledge* in hia
lea, coffee, or food regularly, according to directions, nnd he never knew
he was taking lt. One package removed, all his desire for liquor, and
ho sa.rs It is now distasteful to him.
His health ami appetite are also won
His health n:.d nppottte are also
wonderfully Improved", and no one
would knov* him for the some man.
Il Is now fifteen months since we
gave it to him and we feel sure that
tho change ia for good. Tlense send
me one of your littlo books, as I
want to givo it to a friend."
of Tasteless Samaria Prescription
Kindly Sent Free with full particulars In plain seated envelope. All
lotted considered K.ircdly confiden-
t Ial. Address Tho Samaria Remedy
Co., 30 Jordan atreft, Toronto, Ont.
Man's Cunsliai. Temperance Uiioi
Letter from Mrs. Georg; Grant, of
Paisley,.Ont., {jiving paitlaulara of
si euro eBected by "Samaria Prescrlp-
M' ii,'' resulting in its use nnd adop-
i ism by tho 1'ais's.y Woman's Chris-
inn TemiH'i'nnee  Union.
ru.l8l.-y, Out., December 11 Ih. l'.'OO.
rin) Samaria Remedy Co.,
30 Jordan Street, Toronto, Ont.
Dear Sire,—I peKOs I a few lines to
,ou some tun.* ago,—oa a member of
the t rapcrance cauao, i vrrota for
bformaUon; at that time 1 bad in
my luiiul .Tis nds whoso BOO wns a
fivai cause of anxiety mid trouble on
.u count, of i.is ' drunken babhe. 1
llTOngly ui tr .1 the fri. nds to try ihe
•siasdy I B.nv advertised in the To-
ronlo Globe. They did so. It was
the Samarnv Itsiuedy that was nd-
ulni.testl and 1 am pleased to m-
orm tho comjs.'.ny tho medicine wa*
helpful; tin* young man hai not
drauk a drop e nee, breaking off from
old couips*iiions: and special prayers
on his behalf, all aidcsl in breaking
tho chains.
At tlie las- meeting of the W. C.
P. U. here, 1 ir roduced your inedt-
:lno for the sure of the liquor habit,
•Jld a resolution  was  pussml,   "That
Inaatnuch aa it la the aha of thla organization to help ilio I'.'sir Inebriate,
wo should recommend this r "inily in
homes where persons am iu lletod to
tlio uso of Intoxicating Jlquors."
Now, sirs, wishing you a SJCCtnaful
•nicer ln your noble work, anil filling that assistance can bo given in
ilie precincts of home by the hand ol
mother or wife,   trusting <:.>si -na}
jps'ii up useful uveniis fsir your    hi
tpfira,    YsuiiH very reapwtfully,
(Signed i      MRS. OEOnOB (lit ANT,
On behalf of Paisley W. C. T. U.
»fliin, testimonial**  and nrloe sent In plc.li
usiilssl envc'sipo.  KnelcHO •••   flump.   Address
THK UAMAlilA KKMKl'Y t K...»Jordan HI.
TltlltWTO, llntnrli
The population of the 1JnIItHl Kingdom p-UTMd that of Franco for the
lirst lime In 18i*2.
Hurl. Liniment Cure. Diphtheria.
A llilll-ys'iir lease expired In London
Iho other day, and tho property reverted to the original possessor, the
Chapter of Westminster parish.
Cardiff has grown more quickly
than any other Ilrltish town of late
years From 1881 to 1801 Its |><>I>
illation rem from 811,000 to 188,000.
•100 Reward, $100
•rn Hun tlrm. ll fi&frJ&LTm Wit
S^Xt7nw* tBtSfflSaUatn ;u
trUnslataMM.nettlrM • ■wa,"'tc***1n"i'"fft.
SSSt. IWri EKES ow. ir s^"JfjjS
.ctii.g direotlr wen*kll*lHB X
tsnr 0M*ih*u» tam "->•»"*•• ■"■ ,or
^-ffiSSr*'. J. 0»"I*«T A CO., Td do, c
Hild  y lifOMl|t«.7Bo.
Hall's f"»m f, t\)ia arm Hi. iMrt.
Doth PrUoner. Were Condemned to
Jail Until One nf Them, a College
Graduate, TniiKht the Other Hew to
Read and Write.
Along In the seventies thc late Judge
Arnold Krekel was holding court at
Jefferson City, relates an old timer,
when thero appeared before him two
men charged and Indicted for a violation of the United States laws, one of
whom will be called Brown. He was
charged with cutting tlmlier on the
public domain. Brown was about 40
years old and hnd been reined on the
border in ArkansuH and never hud any
opportunities for schooling, hence was
unable to read or write. In bis endeavors to get a living he had cut timber suitable for making ox baudlea c*i
United States lands, which led to his
arrest und Imprisonment. Tlie other
man will be culled .loues, for the real
mime of both men nre uot known lu
Ihe memory of any one wbo witnessed
the incident.
Jones wns Charged with nnd Indicted
for having sold liquor to the Indians
Mr. Jones wns n native ol New Vork,
a grnduate of Union college nnd was
educated for a lawyer, lie psmsessed
a highly cultured mind, n gootl l.utln
Ist aud thoroughly scholarly lu nil
sorts of books. Not succeeding in his
profession In bis native Btute, more
from luck of application than other
wise, be left that country uml plunged
Into tbe grent wesi und located no
body knew where, but be drifted Into
Ibe lower strain of society, and to oh
tnio tbe necessaries of lire he resorted
to "bootlegging" among Hie red meu
of ihe Indian Territory border, His
arrest and imprisonment follravcd.
The iwo men were arraigned lss*fore
Judge Krekel ami the indictments
read. They both pleaded guilty nnd
threw themselves upon the merev ><
tbe court. Tbe court questioned bom
prisoners nt length and drew rrom
each his history, lie recounted Ibe
Wt"O0gH they had been guilty Of against
society. lie disl this in u kindly tone
and manner, tiiggcatlng lu a mild lonn
1b.it In ith might inive ln'cn useful mem
bers of some community hail tin*,
fought honoris! Is- means uud methods
to secure a 1 i vs flliood.
The court seemed puzzled bow to us
sess a punishment thai would mci t Use
ends of justice uml protect the govern
mi'iit. Its lands. Its wards nud society
Finally, sluing upright in his chair.
looking over his glasses as both men
stood before blm. In n voice little loud
cr aud more positive than usual he
"Mr. Brown, It Is the sentence of lhe
court that you be conlim-d In lhe Cole
csnmiy Jail until you are educated to
rend aud write." The judge then turn
cd his eyes upon the other prisoner Ht
the bur and. possibly lit a louder voice,
snld, "Mr. Jones, It Is the seuiens-e ot
the court tbat you be conlliied in tbe
Cole county Jail until you have taught
ilr. Brown to read nnd wrlie, und I
enjoin upon the keeper of the Jail to
afford you every facility possible with
the safe keeping of bis prisotiers."
Tbe lawyers and spectators in court
looked with astonishment nl encb olh
er as tbe sentence was concluded, uml
the marshal led tbe prisoners oul or
the courtroom.
It wns the second term of the court
after this Incident when the mnrsbal
conducted Brown and Joues Into court,
and It wns announced by the court
that Brown bad completed bis educn
tion—ready to graduate—able to read
and write. Judge Krekel looked over
bis glasses and asked that the prisoner
give blm an evidence of bis being able
to read. Brown stood up and read n
few paragraphs from a newspaper to
the satlsfactlou of lhe court, when be
said. "Mr. Clerk, will you lei blm bIi
at a table and write me a letters'"
Paper, pen. Ink and a sent were fur
nlshed Brown, who went to work to
write a letter to tbe court I'or tome
time the poor fellow struggled with
tbe task, and In the meantime Jones
was very nervous, fearing be would
be compelled to go back to Jail nud
'"take up school" again. Finally the
clerk said, '"Mny It please your honor.
tbe prisoner can write, but cannot form
sentences to make It Intelligible."
"Mr. Clerk." said the court, not tak
Ing bis eyes from tbe court docket be
whs looking at "you will dlctnie a let
ter for blm and see what headway he
mnkes with tbnt." The clerk dlctnted u
letter that tbe prisoner wrote quite
readily, which subsequently was pusi
ed up to the court, wbo rend the sntne.
and after giving the prisoners a short
lecture both were discharged und
walked from tbe courtre«**> free meu
Why  l-'lonerss Itl.ssiiii nt-sl  jl'rsln lias.
The old comfortable belief of our
forefathers thai the llowers ninl fruits
ami all the good thing* ni' tiu* earth
were created ior Iholr lienefll has been
completely shattered by science. The
shilling gold of April celandine, the
scent of while violets, are not I'or us at
All, says science, not even for (he Insects thnt come to tliciu for honey, but
Just for the suite of the Mowers I hem-
selves, which must get cross fertilised
or die out. Self, self only, ll the bedrock of It all. So the violets are not
fragrant for us, nnd the thrush wns
not made to slug on our account, but
to Charm bis mate, nnd the stnrs do not
•shine so ns to light onr way through
(lie wood and across the Wild on inoou-
h'ss nights.
Foiliinntely this discovery need not
tnke invny onr appetite for the feast
which Is sprend out. We need hnve no
inure coinpuiietloti In coming to It uninvited than hns lhe bee sir lhe fflntli
lu sipping the necinr of the bloSSOID
It may even he Unit WC, IlkO lln-y. do
render unconsciously some rel urn fol
beuellts received.—Sutunlay 1'cvlew.
This Condition Causes More Genuine
Suffering Than One Can Imagine
—How a Well Known Exeter
Lady Obtained a Cure After She
Had Begun to Itegard Her Condition as Hopeless.
From the Advocate,  Exoter,  Ont.
"A run down system !" What a
world of misery those fow words imply, and yet there are thousands
tin oughout this country who are suffering from this condition. Their
t'lood is poor and watery; they suffer almost continuously from head-
aimes ; are unable to obtain restful
sleep and tlie least exertion greatly
fai igues them. What is needed to
put the system right is a tonic, and
experience has proved Dr. Williams'
I'.uk Pills to bo tne only never-falling tonic and health restorer.
Mrs. Henry Parsons, a respected
resident of Exeter, Ont., is one of
tne many who have tested and
proved tlio value of Dr. Williams'
1'inl; 1'ills. For many months sho
wus u great sullerer from what is
couimonly termed "a run down system." To a reporter of the Advocate she gave tho following story in
the hope that other sulfcrers might
benefit from her experience :—"For
many months my health was in a
bad state, my constitution being
greatly run down. 1 was troubled
wu, continual headaches, my appe-
tio was poor and the least exertion
greatly fatigued me. 1 consulted a
physician, but his treatment did not
appear to benefit me and I gradually
became worse, so that 1 could hardly
attend to my household duties. 1
then tried several advertised reme-
■'hs, but without result, and I began
to regard my condition as hopeless.
A neighbor called to see me ono day
and urgi*d me to try Dr. Williams'
Pink Pills. Having tried so many
medicines without receiving benefit, 1
vas not easily persuaded, but Anally
I consented to give the pills a trial.
"<> my surprise and great joy 1
noticed an improvement in my con-
daion before I had linished the first
box. and by tho time 1 had taken
foil- boxes of the pills I was fully
restored to health. I no longer suite.- from those severe headaches, my
appetite is good, 1 can go about my
hos it-ahold duties without tho least
trouble , in fuct I feel liko a new
,'oman. All this I owe to that best
of all medicines, Dr. Williams' Pink
Pills, and 1 would strongly urge
other sufferers to give them atrial."
Dr. Williams' Pink Pills are recognized the world over as tho best
blood nnd nervo tonic, and lt is this
power of acting directly on the. blood
and nerves which enables theso pills
to cure such diseases as locomotor
ataxia, paralysis, St. Vitus' dance,
sciatica, neuralgia, rheumatism, nervous headache, the after effects of
la grippe, palpitation of the heart,
that tired feeling resulting from nervous prostration; all diseases resulting from vitiated humors In the
blood, such as scrofula, chronic erysipelas, etc. Dr. Williams' Pink Pills
are sold by all dealers in medicine or
ran be had by mail, post paid, at 50
es'iits a box, or six boxes for $2..ri0,
by addressing the Dr. Williams' Medicine Co., Brockville, Ont.
The Cincinnati Traction company
has introduced excursion street cars
to carry visitors to all parts of thc
The specialist doesn't care to use
his X-rays on a patient who can't
raise an X.
Mr. J. VV. Wilder, J. P., Lcfiiravville, N.Y..
writos: "I am subject to sev. ro attacks of
Colic and Kidney Difficulty, and And Par-
melee's Pills afford nie grsnt relief, while all
other remedies havo failed. They are tha
bo*t medicine I hnve ever used." In fact so
great is iho power of thin moslicino to cleanse
und purify, that disease* of almost every
anmo and nature aro driven from the body.
Denmark is to have a lino exhibit
nt tho St. Louis fair in lUO'l. A
dairy farm, showing the Punish prsi-
ir>-s ssf making clioeae and butter,
will be a feature.
The  new    Italian    coinage,   bearing
llu' hs'iid  of Victor  Eiiuniinui'l  111.   Is
ti'iiii.' and it will shortly be laauod.
Mosl sif the coins bi'iir the head of
the kiug on one side und tlie Savoy
s'liglc  on   tho other.
Minari'j Liniment Cms Distemper.
King Oscar of Sweden bus everything that goes to moke a king popular. He is a man of supremely aristocratic appearance. The royal
houses who profess to speak of him
us a royal parvenu, referring to his
descent from the notary of 1'au, may
well envy his personnl prestige. Ile
Ih a verj handsome man, tall, bronil
and straight, with wonderfully bluo
MON ICY SAVIOI) and pain relieved bv
Ihe leading household remedy, Dat
quantity of whloh ununlly inflloM to cure
ftooUafh, heal a sore, out, bruise or sprain,
fslleve lumbago, rheumatism, neuralgia,
ssuorlated nipples, or Inflamed breasts.
prr Jut
4t£ i£
Tommy—Willie, what Is a mushroom, anyway T
Willie—Why, a mushroom, is one of
those things you think you eat, but
you don't, and it kills you.
Fond Mother—Tommy, you don't
seem very well.
Tommy—No, maw, I ain't ; I wish
I hii.l let sister eat that third piece
uv pie
"This is not faro to mc," remarked tlie conductor as he handed back
"•.he plugged nickef.
Il,- Ss-. si, si n Hut's.
A young man who has a fine
bird dog was overheard bragging to
his best girl the other day about
the wonderfully keen scent of the animal. "Why," he said, "I wanted
to go to the northwestern part of
the county on business, and fearing
tiiat the dog would follow me I
chained him up. 1 had been gone
two hours and was 15 miles from
home when he broke loose and
tracked mo and found me merely by
scent. What do you think of that?"
"Well, 1 think y"> ought to take a
bath," replies t. ung lady    And
then he went homo and lic-.ci     t»ie I
dog —""*•**■•*""•'' io
W. Snow & Co., Syracuse, N, Y., write:
Plcaee send us ton gross of pills. We are
selling more of Parmelee's Pills than any
olher pill we keep. Th'-y have a great reputation for the cure of Dyepepsin and Liver
Complaint." Mr. Charles A, Smith, Lindsay, writes: "Parmelee's Pills are an excellent medicine. My sictsT has been troubled
with severe headache, but these pills have
cured her."
She calls herself Cathryn Mae,
And yet there are gossips who sac
Catherine Mary's her name,
Yn supportyng whych claym
Thej     ynsyst    she was   chrystcned
that wae.
S. .1. Mario, O-.s-on Hon (1, T«rontn
audluM   Via Lakhs,   Moil., ihura
; in! * lit   -	
Tues ,Fii. and Hun.	
Moir..•»•'; Toronto, New York and
s-.ist,vi;i Ml rati, (Inily...	
I.'at l's rt.ife-3 and hltormedlflV
I.I'.nt-s, M'>n, Wesl.aFii. 	
Tne.*.,lhurs. ABa* 	
3at    Portage     mid     li-.tcrmeillate
I. ',.r. i, Tin s.,Tlvr-:, and Sat	
Mo... \V.(I. isivil'il	
tin. ii. I.,:io Dtilliiiiict and mtor
nic.l.s'.'jsiPole*. 'fhiiTs only	
Por;:ii,-.. IsPtirlrte, Brandon. Oalsarj
NuUioo aid a*! Kooioiu y and Coast
points, (liit'r 	
,'o iv.-.s I *. i'i I;'id, 1'ranloii, nnd hi-
fi: icdlate points, daily ex Bun....
-wiugc la Pa ri". Brandon, M >o e
Jaw soil l.*.t.;rrsl;.iiato poir.U dully
•I Sunday 	
11 ditor.s*., Keop.w.i, MiniieJojn and
.ntrriii'.'dluio polatSt ...-.Ily ex Hun.
ih nl I.tiki*, YVirMon mid int"rmc(il-
,-te points, Mon., WoJ. rr.d Frl ....
Tuc* i hur-i .imubVurJay	
•In iii   CUV,     Ui.ilotn,     Mlnot.i.
Tiii'S.,'i'liur3. ondB.it	
J.en., V.'cU a-idKil	
Mordcn, Deloralae nndlniormeillaie
points daily exboa
iioints aaiiyejuiii!
N iilnl-.tt, Alamo l.i ane. Intormcdlats*
i tiut'i, M. a., Wed., Thurs. is Snt
Ale." ,T-.is-,.,Thurs nnd IM	
r.'inl.jro, H:iurls, nnd hite.icodlats
points,oallf ex Bun	
Na .lukt*., Mclltn Alameda and Inter
inodiiitr r.j'r.is,   Mon , Wed , Prl
TittS., Thurs. audi at.	
Pipc'tons l"?.;.>u,Ari'olii, and lntc
modats points,  Mon. *..cd., Fri.
lues., Thurs. and Sat	
Frobysb re, tursh, lituuudt, Kitu-
M*i, BM	
fir.Mna.St, IV.sl, Chie.'ifO dally
stiiiiuwall, TasSloJlu.Tnes, TPnrs,8at
West Helllrk M"n, Wei, Fri
Weal) bs'lkh'k Tues. Thurs, Hat
R ncr«oii Mon, Wed nnrtl'n
U. 0
! cat
18 00
12 2
18 SO
13. f
j. \v. li;oxaui),
(Jen. Hunt.
0.1*. MoPHKBSON,
O. a. Pass. Agent.
l.e ivn |Lea  .
(loln4   lis.inK
HUUtll.lN. Ull.
Homo men work all night long,
And  some from sun  to sun ;
Btlt  the 1)111  collector linn a sinap
Ills  work  Is  always dun.
Pfttron   Bee  here!   1    don't     want
this.   This  Ih eondeiiHed  milk.
Walter—Yea, eah.   Did yo' want de
odder kind ?
I'ntron—Exactly.   1  want,    tho udder kind.
Woman pone*   while waiting for a
man to propose.
I... ivis frsitn Canadian
Northern ilepol—
Winnipeg ro Mi,rrla.K:n
cr.'on.St. I'..wis tadiy
St I'aul to hniors ni
Morris, Winn p. ^ dlyl
\V lifiipviz o li'li 'il j
Miami,Bel .iont,Iliitt-|
tii'V & Brandon,Mon.,,
Wi'laul I'ri.    •   ■ •
Braiidun, Harlniy. Bow
Iilsint, Meniil. .t..I.insl,.
to Wlnnlj.f'if. -Xtif.se. .1
Ihurs ami Sat.   -  -   j
Whini egto RrtajreUj
1'. aim lntiirinudlatol
S atl'sn-i.il-,11v ' . Han.t
Port an l.i 1'. und lntc.'*|
Illl'.ll.'tlS      Hill' i HIS     t ■.
Winnlpogdl*/ en. BB'
WlimlpeK 10 itat Ion ss on
I iw iver nn.. is. 'in lira.i
dies, This, ami Thurs
Beaver and l)olta hrsti
etatloni. to \Vlnnl|ii'n
Tuos. and Thurs.    •
".'(nnlpei.'lo Porlnstola
l'.,llladatono.    *   -   •
Dt'U|shln,   etc.    Mon.
Wed. and Frl.
")n iphln. (i'.ailitono, P.*
la I'ralrln, vn lunlin-K
'i lies., *lli sirs, s   Bat,
»Vliinl;ici*fto W'p'gosls.
Tues und Thurfl.   *   *
IVInnipeRonji   to   WpB
Men. in:sl I'll	
•Vlnnlpesf      to   (Ivniiil
V.hw.Msti. nnd  Frl.
3riindvlc»' lo   V/iK
Tuc«. nnd fcnt 	
Dauiihin to   WVeosls
nud return,;'. it.	
Oaiinliln tobwan Itlver
ft I.lsvsssid. Wed	
Klwond toh.v,.'.  H'ver
Ss Ii:iu|.Iiiii,Fi-i	
bSSsVemtoO. l'- depot
Xvinulpee to Warroii'i
r...-iiidi'tt.. and hit r-
iiki llatn stallonS.Mun,
Wed.,niul if'n	
to Wtonipcr Tus'i.
Thnrs. snd wilt..   ....
D. li. BANNA,
Uaib Mont.
Jl .55
all 00
5.0 >
in. 4*.
A: :1s
Tke   Method*   Isy   Which   They   Ave
Tented Isy Expert!.
In a lecture on precious stones recently delivered before the Industrial
association of Berlin, Dr. Iramanuel
I'riedliiendor said thnt the testing of
diamonds Is comparatively simple. Tbe
common test I'or hardness suffices. If
thc stone resists Strong attacks, It la
certain to be genuine; If It docs not,
the dnmage Is InslrjiilOcant, aa only an
Imitation hns been destroyed. This
test, however. Is doubtful with rubles.
If a ruby can be affected by a steal
file or by quartz, It Is surely not genuine, but such a test wltb a topas la
liable to Injure a valuable stone.
The test for hardness ia of no avail
with emeralds, as this stone Is not
much harder than quartz and ln addition possesses the quality of cracking
For examining rubles and emeralds
tbe optical test Is best. A glass magnifying about KX) times suffices./ Every expert knows that almost all precious stones have little Haws. Nearly
eviry ruby and all emeralds bave
tmny defectu, which arc so character
title that tbe genuiueuess ot tbe stones
is reii.lily established. Sucb a test Is
very nwessnry with rubles, because
the Imitations are very deceiving.
Their color Is absolutely durable and
often much Oner thuu tbat of the genuine, although It nm** be stated tbat a
somewhat yellowish tint la alwaya suspicious.
The only reliable way In wblcb genuine rubles can be told from Imitations
Is by tbe mluute air bubbles of tbe Utter, which become clearly visible under the magnifying glass. These are
uot to be found in the natural gem.
Ou the otber hand, the Imitations lack
certain defects characteristic of genuine rubles—certain vacuums, whose
outlines are much more Indistinct than
those of thc air bubbles In I in I tat lone.
True emeralds huve similar characteristic defects, such as Inclosurea of
liquids  nud  curious dendrites.    Sag
phires also show peculiar natlike for*-
Tbere never was, and never will be. a
universal panni-ea, in one tern, dy, for all Ills
to whieh fl ah is heir—tho very nature of
many curatives being encb that wero tbe
germs of other and differently seated die-
eas-m rooted in the cystem of the patient—
what would relieve one 11! in turn would aggravate the oth r. Vie have, however, in
Quinine Wine, when obtainable in a sound,
ucadullerat, d state, a remedy for many ana
grievous ills. By iu gradual and judicious
une the frailest systems are led into convalescence and •strength by the influence whieh
Quinine exerU . n nature's own restoratives.
It relieves the drooping spirits of those with
whom a chronic state of morbid despondency and luck of n.tero-t in life is a disease,
and, by tranquihzlng the nerves, disposes to
round and refre.-hing s!eo(i— imparts vigot
to the action of the blood, which, being
stimulated, courses throughout the veins,
strengthening ihe lieu thy animal functions
of the system, thereby making activity a
nssceesary result, strengthening the frame!
and giving life to the digestive organs, whieh
naturally demand increased substance—result, improved appetite. Northrssp & Lyman,
of Toronto have given to the publio their
superior Quinrne VV ine at the usual rate, and,
gauged by the opinion of scientists, this
wine approaches nearest perfection of any la
the market.   All druggists soil it.
If not, begin at once, iind the next
time you feel disheartened or discontented, inst end of getting irritablo
and complaining, just look long and
gratefully on your blessings, and put
all grievances behind your back.
Minari's Liniment Cutis Colls, Etc.
1 lenth ie the most solemn moment
of our existence. It Is then that thu
devil has tlio last battle with us. It
is ns if lu* were playing a game of
chess with ns and was watching the
liniment of death lo glvs* us check-
mats*. I Is* whsi gets tho heller ol
him then has  won the battle of life.
■She—'IVIl ins', Mr. Hpatts,  what   Is
the difference  between  a  ready-made
l In ami  one you  tie yourself.
He—Oh, about nu hour.
Trai. M*;-
Everything for the
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W. N. U. No. HBO.
i»»aw»*mmmvrup- TTTK DttlLT., SLOCAN,-B. C, SEPTEMBER 6, 1W1.
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•Galliher, M.P., while at Ottawa last
session, be being held up in a most
•unfavorable light.    The  strictures
passed have been unwarranted, as a
letter receive*"' here yesterday by
Dr. Fqrin frotu. Sir Wilfrid Laurier
, shows.   In the course of his remarks
Sir Wilfrid says: "I have found Mr.
.Galliher a perfect gentleman and a
true friend, and during tbe session
.he attended to his duties as diligently
,a9 any other member."   Paystreak.
please copy.
Coast reports are to the effect tbat
J. C. Brown, a supporter of the opposition under the leadership ef Joe
Martin, has been taken into thc provincial cabinet as provincial secretary, while Hon. J. D. Prentice has
been appointed as finance minister,
vice Hon, Mr. Turner, removed to
London as agent general   Brown's
.elevation would be the price paid by
Premier Dunsmuir for the support of
tbje opposition in the railway crisis of
a year ago.   As a protest to Mr.
Brown'a appointment, Hon. Mr. McBride has resigned   as minister of
mines.   Politics are in a turmoil and
(.there is the deuce to pay.
After a straggle of eleven weeks,
the trackmen's strike on the C.P.R.
has been settled sand tha men returned to work.' Neither side gained
much through the controversy, but
the situation was remarkable for the
. open sympathy shown the men by
their fellow-employees in the other
, departments. Tbe settlement will
tend largely to restore confidence to
business circles in the country. Once
.getBarny Macdonald and bis min
ions over the dump in Rossland and
,that tangle will be straightened ont
in jig time.   Capital and labor will
.then be at peace in the province, and
.they should keep it
Proof of the resources of the dry
, ore belt surrounding this city is seen
,in the list of shippers for the year.
Eleven properties have sent out ore
•since January 1, with a total of 3200
tons.   Otber olaims are preparing to
.make shipments and the larger shippers will increase their output.   Upwards of 25 properties in the camp
have made shipments.   Depth has
been gained in the leading mines of
,at least 1300 feet on the vtin, proving
.the continuity and richness ofthe ore
.deposits.   These facts bave become
known to and impressed the mining
public, hence the numerous deals put
.through and increased inquiries be-
•ing made.   Fully $100,000 have been
paid since January 1 for claims in
] the camp, while the wages for the
year will amount to $600,000. Every
■melter in tbe country is after our
•ret and treatment charges have in
, consequence fallen to a low figure.
If the foregoing facts count for anything, they stand for this: tbat Slocan has an undisputed claim as a
.smelter site for the treatment of the
ores of the Slocan lakecountry.   And
.why ?   Because, 1, all wet ores from
the upper country by the C.P.R.
.ooumi this way; 2, freight charges
would be lessened and returns obtained quicker; 8, the only proven
.dry ore belt In the province is at our
doors, while lime and Iron for additional fluxes are at hand in abundance; 4, communication  with the
sourees of supply is easy and of the
best, while water power and  site
room cannot be beaten; and 5, a
.smelter here would enable a multitude of smaller properties in the district to be placed ort a shipping and
.-paying basis.   Slocun's claims fer a
/•r^tei will bear Investigation.
Monday was Labor Day.
The record office and school were
closed Monday.
The local barber shops are now
closed on Sundays.
Almost all the business places
were closed on Monday.
Dad Allen returned from the Similkameen Monday, halo and hearty.
Rev. H. Akehurst has resigned the
rectorship of St. Saviour's church, in
The rails have been laid on the
new transfer barge recently built at
Harvey Fife has been awarded the
contract for building the new Miners'
Union hall.
Howard Guest has purchased the
stationery and news business of A.
R. Bolderston.
James Moran and wife, Now Denver/ were registered at the Arlington over Friday.
Owing to it being Labor Dav, nc
session of the city council was held
on Monday evening.
Aid. Barber came down from the
Enterprise Monday to attend council,
but net with disappointment.
Service will be held in St. Paul's
cburc'i next Sunday, morning and
evening.   C. Arthur Mount, ylcar.
Subscriptions were solicited this
week for improving the Presbyterian
church. The outside is to be painted.
E. M. Sandilands, of Sandon, came
down on Saturday's boat. He brought
his hone with him so as to tour the
Now that traffic from Nakusp has
been diverted this way, it makes
travel on train and boat pretty
Mark Manley left for Spokane on
Wednesday. On his way out be was
to stop at Ymir to examine some
Tbe Miners' Union purpose building at once a meeting hall upon their
lot on Main street. Tenders were
opened yesterday.
A E Rothcrmel, who has been
employed with McCallum ft Co. for
some time, departed for bis home in
Oregon en Monday.
McKinnon & Driscoll,owners of the
Arlington basin hotel and store,have
dissolved partnership, the former
continuing the business.
Mra. R. A, Bradshaw and her sister, Miss Bradshaw, left Mond y
evening for Toronto. The former
will return in December,
All the trackmen are atrain at work
in this section, as a result of the settlement of the strike. They huve n
lot of back werk to catch up.
J. Martin, of Nakusp, is relieving
Chief Engineer Mownt, of the Slocan,
for a few days, while the latter is
away in Vernon on business.
Extra men have been engaged lo
replace the burned trestle on tbe
Nakusp road. They expect to have
tbe line re-opened next week.
The sale of government lots in the
townsite of Lemon Creek has been
postponed till the 11th, and it will be
held at tho Arlington hotel here.
The fire limits bylaw will compel
a wholesale erection of biick chimneys in the business portion of the
city, as all tin flues will be condemned.
An extra of the B C. Gazette bas
been issued announcing the date for
holding the fall assizes. The sittings
ofthe court at Nelson will be held on
Oct. 15.
W. J. Goepel has been put in
charge of the government office at
Revelstoke.   F. G. Fauquier,the late
Notice of
Dissolution of Partnership.
NOTICE is hereby given that the partnership heretofore existing between us,
the undersigned, as Hotel and Store
Keepers, in the Arlington Basin, under
tho name of Driscoll Jb McKinnon, has
b-*en this day dissolved by mutusl con
sent. All debts owing to the said partnership are to be patcf to John McKinnon, at the Arlington Basin Hotel, and
all claims sgainst the said partnership
are to be presented to the said John McKinnon, bv whom the same will be settled.
Dated this third day of September, A.
D. 1901, at the City of Slocan, in the
Province of British Columbia.
T. J. Baty for John P. Driscoll.
J. A. Fom-y for John McKinnon
Notice to Delinquent Co-owner
To Harvey L. File, or to any person or
persons to whom lie may have transferred his oue-half interest in the Ontario No. 6 mineral claim, situated on
tlie fifth South fork of Lemon creek,
Blocan City mining division.
Yo.u •" hereby notified that we have
expended tbe sum of three hundred and
seven dollars and fifty cents in labor and
improvements upon the above mentioned mineral claim, in order to hold said
mineral claim under the provisions of
the Mineral Act. and if within 90 days
from the date of this notice you fail or
refuse to contribute your proportion of
such expenditure, together with ell costs
of advertiHing, your Interest in the said
claim will become the property of the
subscribers, under section four of an Act
entitled "An Act to amend the Mineral
Act, 1900."
Dated this 4th dsyof .September, 1901.
agent, has been arrested and allowed out en bail.
Saturday morning the management of the M. U. General Hospital
received a cheque from the government for $764, which includes the
donation promised by the provincial
authorities to the building fund.
Shooting irons of every description
were pressed into service Sunday
morning, the opening of the season,
and the river bottom was full of hunters. Owing to tho scarcity of g. me,
the sports complain that much shooting has been done ont of season.
Last Thursday tho str. Rossland
met with a bad- accident just as she
was entering Nakusp. The ehaft
broke and turned over smashing
more of the machinery. It will take
some weeks to effect repairs, at a
cost of over $2000. The Trail was
just behind with a barge and towed
the Rossland in.
Bennett & Co will hold their fall
millinery opening today (Friday) and
Saturday, to attend which they extend a cordial invitation to every
lady in the vicinity. Their stock of
trimmed hats is extensive and diver
sificd and is the best yet seen here,
while tbe prices are Within reach of
all. The styles are of the latest and
the quality first class. In addition
thev have a large supply of trimmings, buckles, pins, etc. Visitors
will also have the opportunity of seeing the display of new dress goods,
underwear, hosiery, ties, coats, and
general fancy goods. These have
all arrived this week. Come early,
avoid the rush, and secure first
Alex. Rogers,
Tonsorial Artist.
The Leading Parlors:
The Muroutt Branch
ofthe W.C.T.U., Slocan,
Meets the second Thursday in each month
at 3 p.m. Next meeting in tlie Presbyterian church. AH'meetings open
to those wishing t j join.
Miss E. Stoughton, Mbs.M.D.McKee
President. Cor. Secretary.
Pioneer Livery
and Feed Stables,
Slocan, B. C.
General Packing and Forwarding attended to at the
shortest Notice.
Saddle and Pack Horses for
hire at reasonable rates.
New Carpets
and Oilcloths..
Just Arrived.
Furniture, Crockery, Glassware, etc., etc.
Mines,   Real Estate, Insurance, Accountant.
Abstracts   of   Titles Furnished.
B. C.
From $3.00 to $50.00.
Plates, Films, Paper,
Cards, Toners, Developers, Tripods, Printing Frames, etc. etc.
Everything required
to make and finish
J. L. WHITE 6c Co.
for $18.25.
Why be without a range when
you can get one so cheap ? They
are preferrable to stoves and give
better satisfaction. These ranges
burn wood or coal and will be
set up free.
late of
G. H. Mineral Claim.
Situate in the Slocan City Mining Division of the West Kootenay District.
Where located:—On upper Lemon
creek, adjoining the Lucky Georg .
TAKE NOTICE that I, J.M.McGregor,
acting as agent for George E. Humbly,
Free Miners Certiflcate No. B31909, and
D. C. Lindsav, F. M. C. No. B69665,
intend, sixty clays from the date hereof,
to apply to the Mining Recorder fora certificate of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a Crown grant of the
above claim.
And further take notice that action,
under section 87, must be commenced
before the issuance of such certificate of
Dated this 21st day of June, 1901,
12-7-01 J. m. Mcgregor
Silver Star Fractional Mineral Claim.
Situate in the Slocan City Mining Division of West Kootenay District.
Where locatsd: On Springer creek,
adjoining the No. 3 and the Dayton
mineral claims.
TAKE NOTICE that I, Herbert D.
C'urtia.of.Slocan,D.C.,as ageutfor Thomas
Mufvey, Free Miner's Certiflcate No
H3835"-», iv tend, sixty days from tlis date
hereof, to apply to the Miniiifr Recorder
for a Certificate of Improvements, for
the purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant
of tho above claim.
And further tako notice that action,
under 37, must be commenced before the
issuance of such Certiflcate of Improvements.
Dated this 9th day of Augm t, A.D.
Little Iierrlt Mineral Claim.
Situate in the fe.ocan City Mining Division of the West Kootenay District
Where located:—On the south side
of Springer creek, about two miles
south from the Arlington mine.
TAKE NOTICE that I, Arthur 8. Far
well, acting as agent for J.Frank Collom,
free miner's certiflcate No. 37294, intend, sixty days from the date hereof, to
apply to the Mining Recorder for a certificate of improvements, for the purpose
of obtaining a Crown Grant of the above
And further tnke notice that action,
under section 37, must be commenced
before the issuance of such certificate of
Dated this 5th day of August, 1901.
30-8 01 A. S. FARWELL
V ft M, Get There Kit, F  L C.Reno, and
Accidental Mineral Claim*.
Situate in the Slocan City Mining.Divi
sion of the West Kootenay District.
Where located ".—Twelve Mile creek.
TAKE NOTICE that I, William A
Bauer, acting as the authorized agent of
The V & M Mines Company, Limited,
non-personal liability,F.M.C.No. H46203,
intend, sixty days from thn date hereof,
tonpplyt. the Mining Recorder for cer
tificatesof improvement'', for the purpose of obtaining Crown grants ol the
above claims.
And further- take notice that action,
under paction 37, must bo commenced
before the issuance of such certificates of
Datou this 29th day of August, 1901.
30-8 01     WILLIAM A. BAUER, I'.L.S
Blosiuiiieist Nss. S Mineral Claim.
Situate in the Slocan City Mining Di
vision  of West Kootenay District
Where located :—At the bead of the
fifth south fork of Li mon creek.
TAKE NOTICE that I, J. M. McGregor, acting as agent for Joseph Duhamel,
free miner's certificate B5iXH30,and Arthur
Powys, free miner's certificate No.B6002fl
intend, sixty days from the date hereof,
to apply to the Mining Recorder for a
certificate of improvements, for the pur
pose of obtaining a Crown grant of the
above claim.
And further take notice that action,
under section 37, must be commenced
before the issuance of such certificate of
Dated this 12th dav of August, 1901.
30-8-01. J. m. Mcgregor.
Monument No. S  and  Monument Ho.
Fractional Mineral Claim*.
Situate in tlie Slocan City Mining Division of the West Kootenay District.
Where located:—At the head of the
fifth south fork of Lemon creek, on
Groliman Mountain.
TAKE NOTICE '.hat I, J. M. McOre
f;or, acting aa agent for Joseph Duhamel
ree miner's certificate No. B50080, and
Louise Hlnkan, free minor's certificate
No. 1350238, intend, sixty days from the
date hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder for certificates of improvements,
for tbe purpose of obtaining Crown
grants of the above claims..
And further take notice that action,
under section 37, must be commenced
before the issuance of such certificates of
Dated this 12th day of August, 1901.
30-8-01. J. M. McGRKiiOR.
Itallronsl Group of Mluoral Claim*—Great
Weitern,  Great Northern,  Grand
Trunk and Northern I'aclllc.
Situate in the Slocan City Minim* Division of West Kootenay District.
Where located:—At the head of the
fifth south fork of Lemon creek.
TAKE NOTICE that I, J. M. MoGre-
?or,acting as agent for Mrs.Emma Gray,
ree miner's certificate No.B5009i>; Thos.
Blench, free miner's certiflcate No.
B3S388; E. II. Stubbs, free miner's certificate No. 52144, and A. R. Bolderston,
free miner's certiflcate No.B59549,lntend,
sixty days from the date hereof, to
apply to thu Mining Recorder for certificates of improvements, for the purpose
of obtaining Crown Grants of the above
And further take notice that action,
under section 87, must be commenced
beforo the issuance of such certificates of
Dited this 8th day of August, 1901.
80-a-oi j.m. Mcgregor.
ti dull, n a m
Reopened under
the old management.
Former customers
cordially invited to return
The Royal Hotel,
Cor. Arthur Street and Delaney Avenue, Sloean.
Building thoroughly renovated
and re stocked with the liest
are now arriving daily and are the
best to be obtained. Our Confectionery has a reputation second to none.
.   Sole agent for celebrated Brantford Bicycle.
Sewing Machines
at Cost Vrirt>      _
For the next ten days
thebalanoeof our stock
of New Williams Sewing Machines will he
disposed of at cost.
• • ■
McCallum & Co.
General Hi idware, Slocan.
J. m.
B. A. Sc.
Provincial Land Surveyor & Mining
SLOCAN, - - B. C.
City Mi
No. 62, W. F. of H.
Meets every Wednesday evening
in the Union Hall. Slocan City, at
Tl«30 p.m. Visiting brethren cordially
invited to attend.
j. v. purviance;
Financial Secretary
You Can Make
A  Striking  Effect!
By wearing a perfect fitting 8nit,
cut in the Intent style aiid elegantly
trimmed. Such can be purrlmsej
A. David, the Miner's Tailor,
near the Pontofnco.
Auction Sale!
Of Town Lots In Lemon Creek
The coTernment agent at Kulo, per instruction! trom the lands and works) department at
Victoria, hai authorized the uudersiffned to offer tbe following loin in the goTernmnnt portion
of the townstt* of lueraon Creek for sale at public auction at the Arlington Hotel, Blocan City,
at 12 o'clock noon on
Wednesday, Sept. 11, 1901,
Lots 1 to 12. block 1.
LoU 1 to 22, block 5.
Lots 1 tss H, 10,11 to 21, block 7,
Lois 1,5,17, IS, block 11,
Lots 1 to 11 and «to 10. block 11.
Lots 1 to 2*1, block 15.
Lots 1 to 21, block 17.
Block 24.
Lomon Creek is a townslto on the Slocan
Biter branch of the Canadian Pacific railway,
and the noarest point to tbe mines on Li-mon
Plans and particulars may he obtained at the
office of E. K. Clilpman, government agent,
Upset price to be made known on tho ground
at tha time of sal*.
■ftfrfllim 6c Johnson,
Slocan,        - - -       R. C
Notice to Delinquent Co-ov aer
To J. J, Mulhall, Samuel Prantic**, and
John J. Banficld, or to any i-eraon
or pertsons to whom they may have
transferred their one-half interest in
the White Beauty mineral claim, situated between the second north fork of
and tho main Lemon creik, Slocan
City mining division.
You aro hereby notified tha. I \v vo
expended the sura of ono hundred md
two dollar's and fifty cents in labor Hnd
improvements upon the above mentioned
claim, in order to hold T.id mineral
claim under tho provisos ot the Mineral Act, and if within 90 days fro** the
date of this notice you fail or rt into to
contribute your proportion of sit-jfi expenditure, together with all cofis. of advertising, your interest in pa'i claim
will become, lhe property of tho »ub-
scriber, under section four of nn net entitled "An Act to amend the Mineral
Act, 1900."
\*m*rd this 28nd dav nf Au-rist, 1 SOI.
2S*«-0l KR!r     ''MIKUX
Notice to Delinquent Co-owner
To J. J. Mulhall, Samuel ?rc...»ci\ and
John J Banfleld, or to any purss. n or
persons to whom tl, \ ring have traLB-
ferred their one-liali interest in tbe
Blacfe Beauty mineral claim, filiated
between tha second north fo'k of and
the main Lemon crook, Slocuj City
mining division*
You are hereby notified I list T have
expended the sum ol one hundred anil
two dollars and fifty cent.*1 in labor ami
improvements upon the abov; mentioned mineral claim, in order to hold said
mineral claim under tbe pro ,'ision ■ oi
the Mineral Act, and if wif'in ;K> days
from the date of thin notL,. you fiil or
refuse to contribute your proportion of
such expenditure, together wit!, all costs
of advertiaitig.your inters: a, in sail claim
will become the property of the subscri-
Der, under section four of an act entitled
"An Act to amend tho Mineral Act,
Hated this '.iiuismy of August, 1901.
Sept. 3, 17; Oct. 1 and 15.
All Rail, Lakes,
800 Line, via St.
Paul or Chicago.
Tho sleeping car, Kootenay Lnnding
to Toronto, one change to Buffalo.
For time-tables, rates, and full information call on or address nearest
local agent, or—
Agent, Slocan City
A. G. P. A..


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