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TOL. VI., No. 5*
If so, you will find our stock of Tobaccos, Cigars and Pipes the best and most complete
in the city	
A full line of the choicest Confectionery on 1J^
and all varieties of Fruit in season.   Prices Right
AM. AitohUoil 0.,lnB Away r.cave* I!..,
Board Without a Quorum-The Cluik
Ordered to Write Lieut.-Uoyeruor to
Set Date of Election.
Ladies' Corsets, Girdles
Children's Waists.
JUST placed in stotk a line of Ladies' Corsets, with
suspenders attached, at $2.25; also full line at $2.
Ladies' Girdles at 75 cents each.
Children's Cotton Waists, at 35 cents each.
These are Crompton, the
best to be had in Canada
David  Arnot, Slecan.
Agent for Stanfield's Underwear; Slater's Shoes.
J. W. Crow, Proprietor.
THIS Hotel is one of the best kuown and most popular houses
ia the country.     It 's located adjacent to the depot and the
wharf, and commands a magnificent -new of tlie beautiful
.Slocan lake.     Good fishing it to be found close at hand, while
every facility is offered for Uniting.
Tourists will find the Arlington and ideal resting place.
Commercial men have at their command new nnd commodious
sample rooms.
The dining room is strictly up to date and the bar supplied
with only the best brauds of goods
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.
Clubbing Offer
An arrangement has been made
whereby The Drill may be obtained with either the Weekly Mail
and Empire or the Weekly Globe,
two of Canada's leading papers.
Subscribers can thus get all the
home news and the events of
Eastern Canada at a small cost.
New subscribers may obtain The
Drill and the choice of either of
the above-mentioned papers for
$2.50 fora Year
 -f of the city council
was held oiHHfcy night.those present being MayorTrnot, Aid. Madden.
Teeter and Aitchison.
Communications read: From tbe
Colonial Investment & Loan Society.
Toronto, asking for a reduction of the
assessment on some property here.
Bills presented: J. A. Anderson,
drugs to Chas. Liebel and stationery
to city hall, $2.89; J. V. Purvianee, for
work ou creek. $1; railway fare to C.
Liebel,SI.SO; Jas.Hae,saddle horses
to John Foley, J.P., ou McFarlaud
case. So.
The latter bill was disputed, as being no part of the city's affair, but
after a long talk it and the others
were passed by the finance committee
and ordered paid.
The amended Traders' License bylaw came up and was  again laid over.
Mayor Arnot stated that as C. E.
Smitheringale was shortly leaving the
city, he would recommend that John
Craig be appointed to the police and
license commission lxiard.
The mayor also stated that Aid.
Aitchison was leaving the city anil
that would leave the council without n
quorum. Steps should betaken to inform the lieutenant-governor of the
fact and have him Ret a date for n aa—
election and so fill the board. Another
trustee was also required for thi
school board.
After discussion the clerk was ordered to writ i the lieutenant-governor
and acquaint him with the facts and
isk him to Bel a dat-* for holding a
new '.lection to Iill the vacancies at
the hoard and in the list of school
Council adjourned.
Bad Wreck on C-.IMt.
A bad liead-oo c illisio i occurred a'
7.16 Saturday evening, quarter of n
mile east of Downie. on tli" main line
of the C.P.R.i between an eastbotind
freight and the first Bectiou of No. 1
passenger. P. Enstwood, fireman on
tbe passenger, was killed and Engineer M'iserop cut aboul the head. L.
Scott, fireman ou tbe freight, had a
leg and arm cut off. and died in tbe
Revelstoke hospital next morning.
Engineer MeNah, Brakeman T.Smith.
Baggageman Miles ami .**. number oi
passengers were badly injured. Two
hoboes, stealing a ride on the freight,
were caught in the wreck and hurt.
Both engines, a sleeper, and a number
of freight cars were demolished. The
accident was due to the engineer of
the freight mistaking his orders, and
seeking to cross the No. 2 section of
the passeiie-er.wkieh was running lato,
instead of tho No. 1.    lt is stated L:i-
irineer McNab has lost his mind by
reason of the shock.
Monthly •acluiol Ill-port.
Following is the report of the public school for the month of April:
mv. i       Div. n
Prescribed school days   ls
Davs in session    1-1
Actual attendance.... 4221
Average attendance..    2t* T.r>
Pupils attending    82
Boys    18
Greatest No. present.,   82
Least No. present    '21
Corporal punishment.     7
Tardiness     18
Teacher absent       i
Visits by persons       1
house of commons, Ottawa. On Saturday Tom came down for a further
supply, as the reports made the finest
tamping he ever saw. The Grit
speeches were so powerful that the
grade of the powder used had been
reduced from <i() to 40 per cent. Violent politics confined to a small space
are apt to be explosive.
Another Sawmill.
Aii extensive sawmill plant is to bo
established  this  summer dowu the
valley at the junction of the Little
Slocan with the main river. Rossland
parties own considerable timber iii tbe
Little Slocan country and thev are
securing everything the C.P.R. owns
in that vicinity, Th'* timber is to be
driven down the Little Slocau to the
mill, which will have excellent rail
road connections,
Tho Cork Blurt* Dp.
Operations have been resumed al
the Cork mine and mill, on the south
fork of Kaslo creek,P. Maris,manager,
having returned from Prance,
tweeu BO and (>(> men are to be m*
ployed during tbe summeV. The sup
ply of water in the creek is ample [or
ali purposes.
a powerful TamplnH'
La-t wee'; Tom Tobin, In cbnrge nl j
the Dayton, sent down to town for
„,Mi,' roadlng '•"*' ■' ll "••tha "•',"1'1"
postmuster, thlnkin to advance tie
intellectual standard of the wow, sen I
up a bundle of proceedings of tbr
Mail Meeting a uemtay Night Voices That
A nieeting of the citizens was held
in the city hall on Tuesday evening,
to discuss the introduction of Mongolian labor into the mill of the Kootenay
Shingle Co., at Salmo. Nelson folk
bad held a meeting on the question
last week and passed certain resolutions theivon, which the neighboring
towns are being asked to endorse.
Mayor Arnot presided at the meeting and J. T. Beauchesne acted as
secretary. His worship explained the
object of the gathering, ami remarks
■ ere offered by James Baker, John
V Foley and J. V. Purviance, the
feeling of the audience being unanimously anti-Mongolian. The Nelson
resolutions were endorsed and copies
ordered sent to lion. Mr. MeBride.the
premier; J. H. Hawthorntlr.vaite, the
Socialist leader; and Wm. Davidson.
member for the Slocan.
Appended are the resolutions:
Resolved, that this mass meeting of
lhe citizens of Slocan condemns the
action of the Kootenay Shingle Co.
in introducing Chinese and Japanese
labor into an industry hitherto employing while labor only, in violation
if the public opinion of the Kootenay.
It also condemns the action of tbe
provincial government iu permitting
the police force of the province to be
used to assist the Kootenay Shingle
Co. in carrying out the policy condemned in the foregoiug resolution.
and calls ujjoii the government to
withdraw the apodal police force at
present maintained at Salmo.
It calls upon lhe government to use
such means as are in their power to
bring about nn abandonment of the
policy adopted by the Kootenay Shingle Co , ami to prevent its adoption in
any otlier. instance, and thus sustain
th * avowed policy of this and previous
governments in persistently roretijtc!
ing legislation haviugasits soleaim
the prevention of the employment ol
Chinese nnd Japanese in the industries of the province iu competition
with white labor.
lt further directs the attention of
the government to the disastrous effect
of the employment of such labor in
breaking up the homes of a community established at Salmo. and depriving the white laborers of the accumulated fruits of tle-ir industry: and it i-
the opinion of this nicotinic that like
results will follow the adoption of a
iniil.ir policy wherevar it is in trod uc-
•ai. and will further seriously affect
th.'business of every part of the district, directly or indirect I.v. dependent
ou tho prosperity of such localities.
Co,nl for Roillfttld.
Manager Cronin announces that in
a crosscut beiug run from the sixth
level of the Centre Star to the ninth
level of the WarEngle a new vein has
been discovered It)!) feet up the hill.
Fifty-two carloads of ore were extract
ed in driving th.*crosscut through the
ledge,the returns from which gave $25
in gild, besides the u-uial gold and
silver vajues. Other veins are expect
ed to be m it with before the crosscut
reaches the War Eagle shaft. The
point at which the ore bodv was discovered is 800 feet from the collar of
the Centre Star shalt and is all virgin
ground, Explorations with diamond
drills 200 feel below the lowest work
inga in the mine have exposed the top
of thedeep level chute recently discovered in the Le Roi nf the 1550
level. This makes the lirst deep eve!
chute discovered in Kos.*,land. at least
1000 feet in length. The Centre Star
and War Eagle have made a prolit or
over $80,00 ) for the lirst three mouths
of the vear. Ita is a remarkable showing when it is remembered that the
aggregate loss of both mines for the
mouths immediately proceeding the
change of management reached into
the tens of thousand*.
Frank Mine am itiRiit.
After a few davs' inactivity the conl
mine at Frank hns resumed operations.
The lire that started recently in one
ofthe rooms has ben practically extinguished and all the men are al
work Again. The sealed moms will
not be opened for R week or more, so
as to avoid all danger. Many Improvements ar* being made and much
new   machinery   added,   raising   the
scheme of the Vancouver Power Co.,
was completed last week. Early on
Thursday morning tho drill pierced
the centre of the tunnel and in the
evening the final blast was fired, making the connection between the two
ends. The tunnel is 12,775 feet long,
and the levels were kept so true that
when final juncture occurred they
were not above an inch out from each
other. Ironside, Rannie & Campbell,
of Vancouver, were the contractors,
the tender being in the neighborhood
of 8350,000.
Rani* of  Agreement Arrived   ut   fop Another Two Year*.
Advices from Fernie state that an
arrangement has been arrived at between the executive of the United
Mineworkers and the represent iti ves
of the Crow's Nest Pass Coal Co., to
cover a period of two years up to the
1st of March, 1907. This agreement
is subject to ratification by the meii.
All differences havo been amicably
settled, ensuring the steady advancement and prosperity of Fernie aud
ltesnlieil ill Acquittal.
The adjourned case against Robert,
McFarlaud, charged last week with
stealing a pair of pants from the store
of T. McNeish it Ck)., came up before
Justice of the Peace Foley and Mayor
Arnot on Wednesday evening. The
city hall was crowded with people, as
it was expected new evidence would
be introduced by the prosecution, but
none was forthcoming. The finding
of the court was written out and read,
to the effect that, whilo there was a
strong suspicion attaching to the accused, there was no direct evidence
against him, therefore he was ordered
released from custody. The city will
be out over $10 on the game and the
province a few dollars besides.
For Breaking the Uight Hour Law.
Six muckers- -F. Kelly, F. Ege, P.
llartigan, C. Holding, O. Wester, and
H. Sheridan -employed at the St. Eugene mine, Movie, pleaded guilty and
were each fined $2.50 and costs Friday
For violating the Eight Hour law. On
March Sth aud (.)th the men were
working in the shaft level, and tbey
wer i asked to work overtime in order
to havo tbe muck cleared away for the
shift following. The matter was reported to the mine inspector, who had
the men arrested. There is nlso a
heavy line fora company violating the
law, and the case against the St. Eugene will come up later.
Concentrator for Molly oiiiroii.
A 75-ton concentrator is to be built
this   summer   at   the   Molly Gibson
mine, ou   Kokanee creek, at a cost of
$35,000. Manager Trethewey estimate,*, that he has enough ore in sight
to keep the mill running three years.
During the winter 21 men have been;
developing and a new vein has been '
discovered and opened up, adding
largely to tbe ore reserves. The costs
on the ore when the mill is established
will be reduced from *?IH to $7.50 per
ton. No ore can be shipped just now
owing to snow at the upper end of the
Sliver ()UOtatlollli
Following are the quotations for bar
silver on the various days during the
week since last issue:
Thursday    ">7  cents
Friday..    B6|    "
Saturday     .r)(Vj     "
Monday     Tu\
Wednesday ...
.......   58!   ••
    56|   "
output to 1000 tons a day.
glowing rapidly.
Big TillHU'1 Coni|il<'|e<l.
After two years and four month-.'
WOl'k and fight Up to contract time.
t|„, tunnel t i Connect the waters of
1 ake Beautiful and Lake Coqultlam,
iii connection with tbe electrical power
Itentrli'l* Mine Sold,
Tin'bond on the Beat rice mine, in
the Camborne camp, has been taken
up. the final payment being mad-.' in
Nelson last week. The original bond
called for $50,000, the last payment
being $20,000. The sellers are Frank
Fullmer, James Boucher, and O.J.
Boucher, the purchasers being the
Beatrice Mines, ltd.
Off ror the llulklny.
Eric Lemious left on Tuesday morn
for the Bulkley valley.   Last year he
located 820 acres of  land and now he
is going up  to improve it.    He is lo
cated   four   miles   from   the   Grand
Trunk Pacific coal lands and upwards
of 100 people   have   settled   in the vi
Arlington arrivals:   J. T. Smith. (!.
F.  Hunter, Cranbrook*   Wm.Sivern,
Windermere; D. P, Graham and wife,
Indian   Head;   F.Griffith, Ten   Mil-**;
K. King, Sandon;  C.   E,   Chadbourn,;
\V. II Aldrldge announces tbnt the
combine of the B, C, lead smelters is
ago, The bullion from the works at
Marysville and Nelson will be treated
at tlie Trail refinery.
In ,\p il the outpul of the St. Ell*
gene mlno, Moyie, was approximately
3200 :<■:;- of lead ore.
I.ant Yenr'n Shipment* Were 237B Ton*—
A Healthy Evidence of tba, Mfe and
M'eni11, nf tlu. Camp -Black Prince l«
Biggest Shipper.
Shipments from the division during
the week were confined to the Neepawa. the lessees of whieh sent two carloads of ore to tho Nelson smelter.
Other shipments will follow from the
same mine. The teams started in this
week also hauling oro from the Ottawa, whieh has been unable to ship
anything for two months. The}-, too,
have a number of ears to go out. The
output for the week was *10 tons, and
for the year 802 tons.
For l'.KM the ore shipments from
the loeal division amounted to 2375
tons, made up from 19 properties.
Following is a full list of the shipments this year to date;
Ottawa  19K
Enterprise  111 •
Black I'rince  31?
Neepawa      40 121
Kilo  20
Chapleau  2
Tamarac  "U
Northern Light  S
(iraphic  3
Combination  1
40 802
MINKS    AM)    MININa,.
The Mountain Con made $21,000
profit last year.
The lease on the Neepawa,Ten Mile,
expired on Sunday.
Repairs to the Springer creek road
have been completed.
Bob Allen started in this week hauling ore from the Ottawa.
The owners of the Myrtle are raising
to the vein from their crosscut.
Operations are to be resumed at
o.ice at. the Ruth-mine and mill.
The owners of the Slocan Prince
have received their crown grant.
Up to the end of March Silverton
mines had shipped 273 tons of ore.
Last week Sandon mines exported
322 tons of ore. 117 tons being zinc.
Geo. Potter has sold out his interest
in the Queen-Dominion to J.W.Power.
The output of the Boundary camp
for the year to date is above 300,000
Work on the Morning Star group
has lieen recorded ahead for three
Tax notices for crown Ranted claims
wen* received this week, payable by
,I une 30. a
The zinc plant at Kaslo.instalted by
the Kootenay Ore Co., has commenced
The Ruth is shipping 700 tons of
zino concentrates to the Kaslo sampling works.
A contract has been secured by B.
Cortiana for supplying the Jackson
mill with ore.
Bv the 1st of July there will ba
eight furnaces 111 operation at the
Granby smelter.
A certilicate of Improvements has
been issued th** Evening Star No. 9
fraction, on Erin mountain.
McLeod & Thompson have resumed
operations on the Mountain Con. near
Cody, starting up with four men.
J. W.Power and ErlcErlclcson bave
purchased all the outside interests In
the Silver Glance mine, Bear Lake.
The Sapphire group, on Twelve
Mile creek, was restaked last week,
having beeu run out since last year.
a fool of ore, carrying much gray
copper, has I n   struck   iu the No, 1
drift on the Flint, near the Mountain
\Y. Fogg, M. McGuigiu and L.Sav-
aire have leased the upper workings
of tho Queen-Dominion, formerly the
Queen Bess,
The late lossees of the Neepawa
have several   carloads   of   ore ou the
dump, which is being sorted and sacked for shipment.
Ore Btill continues in the No. f> drift
of the Ottawa, though a pretty lean
streak in the vein was encounte d
during the week.
B, Cortiana, Ainsworth,has received
the   contract    lo   complete the    long
crosscut on  the  Rambler, a  further
distance of 2400 feet.
The owners of the three sevenths In*
teresl in the Creole. Lemon creek,have
recorded their work. The remaining
interest is crown granted.
A meeting of the silver lead trine
owners was held ill Sandon last Thurs
,1 ,\, Local stool! ■ rati w re dls
I nud n   ion • I
From the
BOX B, A. M.
Copgright, 1904, bu A. H. Divles Ooden
The big flower filled drawing room
was brilliant with afternoon sunshine.
Through the open window came the
sound of the trot of horses' feet as
they passed on the broad "Unter den
Linden." Ransome Prentice looked
about him with a sigh of satisfaction.
It was good to be back in Berlin. Then
he smiled at the girl who was handing
him a cup of tea.
"So here I am at last," he said. "And,
now, tell me the news. You left America so suddenly that I had no chance
to come and bid you goodby. How do
you like your elevation to the rank of
ambassador's daughter? And has anything exciting happened thus far? You
see, I had to follow just to hear it all."
The girl hesitated, playing with the
spoons on the dainty tea table.
"Tbere Is not much to tell," she answered slowly. "And yet there is one
thing," glancing across nt him. "I
think you will be pleased, as lt is
largely due to your instrumentality. I
should never have—have known him so
quickly had it not been that, owing to
your old friendship, I already felt as if
hs wero no stranger when we met. Of
course you can guess whom I mean. It
is not announced yet, but I am going to
marry Max von Witzleben."
The man's cup clattered ln its saucer.
"You—to marry Max!" he repeated.
Then, "Do you—do you care for him so
much?" ha asked.
For a moment Miss Freeman frowned. But it was only Ransome. Ho
and she had always teased and questioned and confided in each other. Yet
she paused over tbe answer.
"I-I do not think that I am the kind
to care very deeply for any one," sho
said soberly. "I admire Max. You
have always told me how noble he was;
how brave. And I adore bravery. My
Idea of his character is really drawn
largely from your letters."
Prentice's lips twisted into a smile.
"I was an enthusiastic chap in thoso
days," he commented dryly. "I hops
you have some better foundation for
your affection than letters written by
a boy ln the university. But I am
forgetting what was partly my errand
this afternoon. "Buffalo Bill" is to open
ln Berlin tomorrow afternoon, and I
thought perhaps you would like to go.
It Is only patriotic for the Americans
to turn out Should you care"— Miss
Freeman nodded.
"I suppose it would be the proper
thing to do," she agreed. "I have not
seen 'Buffalo BUI' since I was a child.
They sent father a box, but he does
not care to go, and I had not thought
about lt. Suppose you come with us,
I will ask Max, and we can take Frau-
A few minutes later Prentice rose to
take his leave, and it was not until
nfter Iiis departure that Miss Freeman
remembered that he had forgotten to
congratulate her. For the rest of tho
day the girl was decftledly absent-
But the next afternoon, seated in tho
box of honor in the big open atr arena,
Miss Freeman appeared to have quite
regained her normal spirits, chattering
gayly with both men. Von Witzleben.
precise, neat, with parted hair and
pointed mustache, sat on her right, and
the girl glanced critically from bts
somewhat Impassive face to that of tho
American, with its keen dark eyes
and steady, clean cut mouth. Tho
study of the two men was more absorbing than the show. Her attention had
wandered from the ring and the flourish of trumpets which heralded tho
Deadwood coach caused her to start
The next moment a man pushed his
way to their box and bowed.
"Colonel Cody would be honored If
any of the American ambassador's
guests would wish to ride in the Dead-
wood coach," the man suggested courteously. Miss Freeman, In sudden mischief, looked at her fiance.
"What do you say to It?" she queried
demurely. The German gazed back In
horrified disapproval.
"You go around in that coach and
make a spectacle of yourself," ho
gasped, "before all these peoplo! Aber,
what a shocking klea! I could not allow it"
into the girl's eyes there came a sudden gleam. She had not meant to do
this thing. But ever since her spoiled
babyhood a dare Iiud been to her spirit
like fire to gunpowder. She lifted her
"Thank you. We shall be glad to accept" she said to the man, who still
stood, hat tn hand, awaiting her decision. "If you are afraid, pray remain
here," she added defiantly to Von Wlt-
aleben.  "Will you come, Ransome?"
"But"— began he. One glance at her
set mouth showed tho futility of remonstrance. And wherever she called
he would follow, be the consequences
What tliey might. In alienee be let her
precede him down tlie steps, Von Wlt-
elebeii bringing up a sullen rear, Tho
frauleln left behind wept In unheeded
It was not until the cooeh had fairly
started that Miss Freeman realized all
that Ibo bad brought upon herself.
From her childhood she had always
detested firearms. And these pursuing
Indians! Hut, without flinching, she
bore It all—the crack of rifles, the
smoke which choked eyes and mouth,
tbe fiendish yells. Then all at once sho
became conscious Unit tho coach was
swaying and humping strangely. A
man sitting opposite her Buppresscd an
"I told Bill to exercise them horses,"
ho muttered. "And this blamed ring
has mighty short corners. You better
hold oa tight," ho added to the girl, "U
this rickety old thing does break loose
or turn over," expressively. Miss Freeman felt her heartbeats quicken. There
was danger tben—real danger. From
the box came the driver's voice In frantic abjurgatlon to the now thoroughly
frightened animals. Miss Freeman
turned toward Von Wetzleben.
"Max," she whispered. But tho German, his face asby, bis eyes fixed and
staring, sat with strained fingers
clutching at the wooden door. He had
quite forgotten the girl. A little sob
broke from her parted lips. Were they
going to die? A strong hand closed
over hers, and, opening her eyes,
through the smoke she saw Ransome,
steady, calm, self controlled.
"We shall pull through all right" ho
said. "Don't be frightened, dear." Tho
girl, conscious only of the word which
had slipped inadvertently from his lips,
caught her breath in the sudden shock
of a great revelation. Ransome loved
her—Ransome! ,
Ail at once she comprehended wby
lt was that she had hesitated to announce her engagement until Ransoms
should learn of it, why lt was that she
had judged Von Witzleben from Ran-
some's standpoint rather than her own,
appreciated that it had been tbe fact
of his intimacy witb Ransome which
had been his chief attraction and how
near sbe had been to never knowing.
Now at last tu this supreme moment
she grasped the trutb; knew that even
as Ransome loved her, so she loved
blm. And whether death or life lay
before them, with tbat knowledge ln
her heart, that touch on her hand, iho
was content
And then with one strong, mighty
pull from above the horsei trembled
down to qniet
For a day or so the Berlin papers
were rather sharp ln their criticism of
the girl who had rendered herself so
conspicuous, ^equally well born German girl would ever have done such a
thing, they declared. But Miss Freeman, utterly glad in her new found
happiness, only smiled in undisturbed
Coleridge the Soldier.
Subsistence could not be made on tho
reading and writing of pamphlets or
the means of livelihood obtained by
the most eloquent and entrancing of
conversations, and Coleridge, finding
himself both forlorn and destitute in
London, enlisted as a soldier in tbo
Fifteenth (Elliot's) Life dragoons.
"On his arrival at tbe quarters of tho
regiment" says his friend and biographer, Mr. Gillman, "the general of
the district inspected the recruits and,
looking hard at Coleridge with a military air, inquired, 'What's your name,
sir?' 'Comberbach' (the name ho had
assumed. 'What do you como hero
for, sir?' as if doubting whether he had
any business there. 'Sir,' said Colo-
ridge, 'for what most persons come-
to be made a soldier.' 'Do you think,'
said the general, 'you can run a Frenchman through the body?' 'I do not
know,' replied Coleridge, 'as I havo
never tried, but I'll let a Frenchman
run me through the body before I'll
run away.* 'That wlll do,' said tho
general, and Coleridge was turned into
the ranks."—English House Beautiful.
Do  Animal*   11 rail7  Think.
"We so habitually Impute thought to
animals that we comejunconsciously to
. look upon them aa possessing tbis power," writes John Burroughs ln Harper's Magazine. "Thus the dog seems
to think about his dinner when prompted by hunger or about his home and his
master when separated from them. Tho
bird seems to think about its mate, its
nest, its young, its enemies. The fox
seems to think about the hound that it
hears baying upon its track and tries
to elude lt; the beaver seems to think
about Its dam, tbe muskrat about ita
house in the fall, the woodpecker abont
the cell In the dozy limb which it will
need as a lodging place ln tho winter-
that is, all these creatures act as if
they thought. We know that under
similar conditions we think, and therefore we impute thought to them. But
of mental Images, concepts, processes
like our own, they probably have none.
Innate or Inherited impulse, which wo
call Instinct, and outward stimuli explain most of the actions of the animals."
The MjffHle Tarantula.
The Mygr.le tarantula sometimes
spreads over six Inches square, but
more frequently four or five Inches. A
shaggy coat of hair covers the surface
of tiie groat spider. It-Is supplied wltb
6lx long, bouy legs and two dangerous
pedlpnlps, or strikers, each armed with
a sharp sting and poison sac. Tbs
strikers are frequently mistaken for
two long legs, and from this arises the
idea that the creature bas stings on its
feet. Two powerful projections, resembling jaws, protrude from the head.
Under each of these is a curved poison
fang, similar to a cat's claw, but longer
(exactly like those of a rattlesnake),
which may be lifted, extended and
hooked into the victim, A person thus
stung or bitten must cut tlie tarantula
away at onco, for the spider does not
seem willing to unhook its fangs.
Crime and  Science.
Lord Chancellor Harwleke and Chief
Justice Raymond once advised tho sovereign that he could grunt n pardon to
crlmlnnls under sentence of death If
they would consent to undergo medical
experiments for the benefit of science.
The advice was given In answer to a
question from the crown 11s to whether
Criminal! might be spared on their undertaking to he vaccinated with small*
pox virus. In France In 1770 life and
freedom were offered to a galley slave
condemned to die conditionally upon
bis consenting to lie thrown off a tower seventy feet in height) he 'being
equipped with a winged apparatus
whose aerial qualities It was desired to
try. The slave consented and, parachuting down in safety, gained hli lib*
Advleo tho Canadian Orator Oavo to
Justice Curran.
Writing to Tha Argus ln reference
to an article on public speaking Justice Curran says: Your summary of
the lecture brings to mind the lamented Hon. T. D. McGee. One evening ln 1866, I was walking with him
across the old Haymarket, now Victoria Square. I was quite young then,
but had already made a few attempts
on the publio platform. McGee was
dilating on the question you have
treated so admirably—the necessity of
thorough preparation before attempting to speak ln public. I can still hear
his voice. "No one ever made a good
speech without the preparation of
time—no one ever made a great speech
without the preparation of a lifetime."
A little while before this conversation
he had delivered a speech ln which he
made the following quotation:—
"Be thou like the great Apostle,
Be thou like heroic Paul;       *
If a bold thought seek expression
Speak lt boldly, speak lt all.
Speak It boldly, nothing fearing,
The gibbet, rack or rod;
Speak lt boldly, all uncaring,
And leave the rest to God."
I told McGee how much I was struck
by the lines, and he appeared gratified that I should have committed them
to memory. When I asked him who had
written them, he did not reply. I said:
"They sound like your own"; still ho
remained silent
See   tf   Ton   Can   Trace   the   Course
Taken br the Tonrtat.
If you were suddenly placed at the
center of the* earth, provided with the
accompanying chart and told to start
on a pilgrimage around the world you
would pursue a tangled course before
reaching your home city. A man, so
runs the story, started to make this
trip around the world. His starting
point was the black spot on the chart.
Ho wanted to stop at some big city,
Here are the Symptoms  which Tell of a Congested
Liver and Inrfloato the Need of
The More Snn and Atr They Got the
Better For Them.
Blankets should be aired as persistently as mattresses—aired and shaken
vigorously every day.
The best kind of blankets to buy
varies with the buyer. All wool are
usually considered the best, but blankets with a cotton warp and wool "filling" stand home cleaning better than
those made of all wool. |
No blankets should be washed, but
Instead should be dry cleaned, to leavo
them fluffy and light. But cotton warp
blankets can be washed, if washed they
must be, better than nny others, though
even those should be done with greater
care. They should be stretched (cur*
tain frames are good if you have them)
flat to dry.
Watch the bindings. They get tattered nnd torn or soiled easily, but
they're too easily rebound to let them
stay shabby. Hang the blankets out of
doors every little while as well as airing them as you make the bed, keeping
the principle always before your mind
that the more sun and air they get the
better for them—and for you.
but could not decide whether that
City should be London, Paris or New
Tork. At last be decided on the city
he would flrst visit and set out at once.
The twisted, snarled lines ln the picture represent his course. Do you
want to know what city he went to?
Tben take a pencil and follow the lino
of his travels from the black spot and
you will find yourself at last at tbe city
he chose, for the line ends abruptly at
that city. Try this and see how un-
confused you can keep your brain in
tracing the wanderer's travels.—New
York World,
Tho tongue is coated, the appetite
is impaired, digestion is deranged,
the bowels are constipated, and there
are, feelings of fullness and soreness
about the liver.
You may have headache and dizziness, pains in the limbs, feverishness,
yellowness of the eye and skin, depression of spirits, and irritability of temper.
So great is the influence of the liver
on the other organs of tho body, that
once it is deranged, the whole system
seems to be upset.
There are no means by which you
can so quickly and certainly obtain
relief from torpid, sluggish liver action as by the use of Dr. Chase's Kidney-Liver Pills.
One pill at bedtime, and the result
ls a thorough cleansing of the filter-
lag and excretory systems, and new
vigor and regularity for liver, kidneys
and bowels.
No family medicine has been more
extensively used in Canada than Dr.
Chase's Kidney-Liver Pills, and none
has such a reputation for reliability
and certainty of action.
Enliven the action of the liver by
this well-known treatment, and you
ensure good digestion and rejuiar
action of the bowels—the foundation
of good health.
Mr. Roger Clancy, farmer, Chep-
stowo, Bruce County, Ont, states • —
"I have used Dr. Chase's Kidney-
Llvar Pills, and would say that
there is no medicine that equals them
as a cure fo,r stomach troubles, bilious-
ness, torpid liver and headache, i
was troubled a great deal with theso
ailments before using Dr. Chase's Kid-
ney-Llver Pills, and they have proven
wonderfully successful in my case.
"I would not think of being without
a box of these pills in the house und
whenever I feel any symptoms of theso
disorders I take one of these pills
and they set me all right again. I oaa
strongly recommend Dr. Chase's Kidney-Liver Pills for the troubles mentioned above."
Dr. Chase's Kldney-Llver Pills, one
pill a dose, 25 cents a box, at all deal-
ors, or Edmanson, Bates & Co., Tor-
onto. The portrait and signal ii to of
Dr. A W. Ghaac, the famous receipt
book author, are on every box.
Marking the Boot*.
A great many people on staying at
an English hotel for the first time wonder how lt is that "boots" can return
to the different rooms the footgear
placed outside the bedroom doors to be
cleaned. This is quite a simplf matter.
All he does ls to take a piece of chalk,
mark upon the sole of the boot the
number of tbe room from which hs
takes them and then sends them downstairs all together to be cleaned. When
this has laeen done they are sorted,
taken upstairs again and deposited
outside their respective doors without
the occupants of the different rooms
knowing that they have been removed.
The Bent Tonic.
Ordinary sour buttermilk Is a better
tonic, is a better food, than was ever
bottled or boxed up by the chemist or
doctor. Many a farmer drives miles
away to see a doctor, to get a bottle of
pepsin or cod liver oil or beef extract
wben at the same time he Is feeding to
his calves good, rich, nutritious buttermilk, a thousand times better for him
than the stuff the doctor will giro him.
-Medical Talk.
Even Slice Were Scarce.
Brother BUI came home late and went
down to the kitchen to look for a bite.
He found the larder empty and started
back to his room, when the front door
opened to admit his brother Jim.
"Anything good downstairs?" Inquired Jim.
"Lucky if you find a mouse," said
How   to   Hake    the    Sliver   Quartet
Drop  Into the  Hat.
A very neat trick may be performed
by any boy with a bat and a silver
quarter. The quarter may be brand
new, Just from tbe mint, but the hat
had better be an old one, or at least one
that its owner ls not very particular
about for it ls likely to get a little
rough handling.
It must be of the pattern known as a
"stovepipe," either silk or beaver. Lay
lt on its side on top of a glass tumbler,
and on tbe upper side of the hat place
the quarter.
Now what you ask one of your little
friends to do is to knock the hat from
under ths quarter so that the latter
will fall into the tumbler.
Every one that tries it wlll be sure
to strike the hat on its brim, but that
will only send it across the room and
the quarter somewhere on the floor.
When the feat has been pronounced
impossible you make a few feints as if
you, too, were going to strike it on tbe
brim, and then'suddenly you give it a
smart tap on the inside of the crown,
when lt will Jump quickly out and let
the coin fall directly down into tha
When baby smiles mother knows he
ls well and happy. When he Is cross,
! ailing and fretful, she gives him
Baby's Own Tablets, and finds that
there's a smile in every dose. These
Tablets cure all little ailments of
childhood, such as indigestion, colic,
constipation, diarrhoea, worms and
simple fevers. They make teething
easy, and promote natural sleep and
repose, and are guaranteed not to
contain one particle of opiate or
poisonous soothing stuff. Mrs. Robt.
Dean, Tlsdale, N.W.T., says:—"1 find
Baby's Own Tablets a perfect medicine for little ones, and always keep
tliem in tho house." You can get
the Tablets from yonr medicine dealer
or by mall at 25 cents a box by writing the Dr. Williams Medicine Co.,
Brockville, Ont.
Ethel'. Letter to CecIIe.
Dear little Ceclle Valory had promised to pay a visit to her friend Ethel,
and Ceclle was such a sweet little girl
tbat her visits always brought pleasure. But when the day for the visit
came it poured rain, and of course
Cecile could not go out. So she wrote
a little note of apology to Ethel, who
sent tbe following letter in reply:
Dear Ceclle—I am so sorry lt rained
and you could not com*, to see me. I
missed you very, very much. Do com*
just aa soon as you can. Our baby broke
my big doll's face and pulled the little
doll's wig off. So you can see that my
poor children are not very weU. I hepe te
■•• you very soon.   Tour loving friend,
Don't you think it was too bad for
tho rain to bave kept those two little
friends apart, and don't you think tbat
Ethel wrote a nice little letter to Cecile?
Deaf Peraona Donl Get Sea.lclc.
"Strange thing, but do you know that
•leaf persons never get seasick?" said
an old surgeon in the employ of one of
the transatlantic lines recently. "This
was found out," he said, "when a whole
class of deaf mutes went abroad some
years ago, and, despite a particularly
rough passage, none of them wanted
to lie on the deck and beg somebody to
heave them overboard.
i "That's the seasick feeling, yon
know. A little Investigation proved
that the stomach nerves are mostly
controlled by those of the ear, and that
, deaf persons are not nearly so liable to
the nausea that comes from the rolling
. motion of a ship as arc others.
"The experiment of saturating a ball
of cotton with cocaine and thus dulling
the hearing has been tried by ship surgeons since. It gives relief to those who
dread any sort of a sea voyage; but
! after all, the best way to do ls to 'feed
! the fishes' and get over lt"
To Live In Fact.
Life Is what we are alive to. It Is
not a length, but breadth. To be alive
only to appetite, pleasure, pride, money
making, und not to goodness and kindness, purity and love, history, poetry
and music, flowers, stars, God and eternal hopes, is to be all but dead.—Mai-
thle D. Babcock.
Both of IIIKli and Mighty 'Way..
Miss Woodhy—My great-grnodniother
on my mother's side was noted for her
proud and imperious bearing. Miss
Newitt—Indeed? Our servant girl's the
same   wuy.
There are men who finally consent to
go to work when they can't make a
living In auy other wuy.—Philadelphia
Doll. In Ancient Greece.
The dolls the classic Greek children
played with were made of wax and
clay decorated with bright colors. Aa
these children married when tbey were
very young thoy played with their dolls
nntil Just before their wedding day.
Then they made a sacrifice of all their
toys, dolls nnd clothes Included. They
dedicated them as a pious offering to
some deity. If the little girl died before she was grown up her dolls were
burled with her. Thus it happens that
we have been ablo to learn tho kind
and fashion of dolls which comforted
these ancient children. — New Yorh
Bl.et'a Red  million.
Bizet the author of the popular opera "Carmen," who died a month after
its flrst production, was not at any
time a lucky man. He was even decorated through a mistake, says a writer, "for his friends, presaging the fall-
uro of 'Carmen,' bombarded the minister before the production and begged a
decoration for M. George Bizet 'Bizet?'
asked the minister. 'Who is Bizet?'
'A remarkable genius,' was the reply,
'who has already produced several extraordinarily fine works. Among them
the most popular is perhaps "L'Arle-
slenne." ' ' "L'Arleslenne?" ' interrupted the minister. 'Why, lt ls a perfectly
fascinating book. I read it with extreme pleasure. Tell your friends that
the thing ls done.' Tbe minister was
not musical, but he bad read a novel
oy Alpbonse Daurict, and Bizet won bis
red ribbon."
-&. PILLS  -■*
Took Them by the Handle*.
Philip had gone to bring ln the new
kittens to show them to a visitor. His
mother, hearing n shrill mewing, called
out, "Don't hurt the kittens, Philip!"
From the hnll enmo the reassuring
answer: "Oh, no. I'm carrying them
very carefully by tho stems."—Youth's
Wanted—A Twin.
If any little boy who reads la flvo yean
old today
And   likes  to  look  at  picture  books and
dearly loves to piny
Arul   dOMn't  eure   lo   sit  on   chairs,   bul
much prefers the floor.
And   measures Just  ns  IiIkIi  as mo  upon
our kitchen door
And   Isn't   frightened   in   the   dark,   bul
feds n 111tlo queer-
As If he'd liko to cuddle up to somo oni :
very nenr —
Ami means to bo a soldier Just the mlnul«
he's n mnn,
To fight with bonrs and Indians—and pl.
rates, if ho can-
It there's n hoy liko that I wish that ht
WOUld please hepln
Right now to pack bis toys and com* tu
be my little twin!
—Hannah   Q.   Fernald  In  Touth'e  Com- ;
tu.nl..ti I
The First Sieve Gnaa.
It has been stated that It was In 1007,
at the siege of Catidla, in Crete, that
Blege guns were first used. This statement is contradict-cd, however, by a
writer, wbo says tbat Just before Uie
siege of Constantinople a Hungarian or
Wallachlan cannon founder named Urban cast In 1452 at Adrlanople a cannon "which remained for many years
the wonder of Europe and marks an
epoch In the continually increasing
power of guns." Urban's cannon was
dragged by sixty oxen to Constantinople ln 1403 and threw a stone ball of
1,200 pounds weight. It was fired seven times a day and once each night
Tho Turks used at the siege two other
cannon nearly as large and altogether
bad fourteen batteries, each containing
four guns, along the length of the wall.
How  It  Helped   One   Nervon.  Wreck
Back  to  Health.
"Why do I keep so good natured?"
she said laughingly to a group of hei
friends. "It's the old story—an afternoon nap. I absolutely refused to believe it for a long time, but at lust I
was driven to it on a visit where all
the rest, family and guests, retired soon
after dinner for an hour's rest I used
to take a book and prepare to enjoy
myself for that length of time, but this
seemed to worry my hostess, who evidently did not feci comfortable to ga
away and leave me alone. So after a
time I went up with the others, lay
down on the bed and took my nap, and
now I am so wedded to it tbat I cannot
do without It. You know ever sine*
thnt attack of nervous prostration I
get easily tired nnd irritated—nervous,
my family nre charitable enough to call
lt. Things go easily enough In tht
morning, but ln tlie afternoon every,
thing would worry me, and lt seemed
impossible to keep serene. Now things
go as smoothly as possible. As soon at
luncheon Is over, after a few minutei
spent on necessary household direr-
tlons, I go upstairs, take off my clothing, put on my nightdress and lie down
for a half or three-quarters of an hour'j
nap—not longer, or else I feel stupid for
the rest of the day After an unhurried
toilet I come down feeling greatly refreshed and ready for either work or
play. I know my family are rejoicing
ln my recovery from nervousness.—
Brown Book.
Table linen should never be starched,
and the polish should only be acquired
by careful Ironing.
If the Iron ls stood on ■ clean whits
brick wIipii set down It will keep hot
much longer than If placed on a metal
From n purely snnltary standpoint
thore ls no washboard equal to the one
made of glass, especially If there ls
sickness ln thc house.
Insist upon your laundress putting a
tablcspoonful of borax Into the water
ln which flannels are washed and there
will be no danger of their not being soft
and white.
If you have black or tlntod cambrics
or muslins you hesitate to trust to tht
laundress, give tbem a dip yourself Into
water with which you have stirred a
tcaspoonful of black pepper. This ls
also said to save gray and buff linen
from spots when rinsed ln the flrst water.
It Pleaacd the Compoaer.
A curious story ls told us to how the
Rothschilds supported Carafa, thc composer. The latter was far from rich.
His principal income was derived from
a snuffbox. "And this wns thc way of
It: The snuffbox was given to tlie author of "La Prison d'l'Minbourgh" by
Baron James de Rothschild as a token
of esteem. Carafa sold It twenty-four
hours later for 75 napoleons to tho
same Jeweler from whom It hnd been
bought. This became known to Roths-
child, who gave It again to tho musician on the following year. The next
dny it returned to the Jeweler's. This
traffic continued till the death of the
bunker and longer still, for his sons
kopt up the tradition, to the great satisfaction of Carafa
Popa-Whut! Daughter—I wish to
marry the duke. Papa—Wall, I'll give
up! Daughter*--! knew you would, you
dear old popper you, but the duke
want* to know  how much.
We easily forget crimes thnt sre
known only to ourselves.-Rochefoucauld.
Suffered for Years before she found
Quick Relief In the Groat Canadian
Kidney Remedy.
St. Rose du Dogelo, Tomlscouta Co.,
Que., April 24.—(Special)-—Suffering
women all over Canada will rend with
feelings of Intercut und relief the experience of Dame Amadou Bracretw of
this plnce.
"It gives me pleasure to he aliln to
tell," gays Dame I.rarhMe, "Unit I am
cured of all the ills I suffered for a
number of years. I found In Dodd's
Kidney l'ills quick relief from all
pains. I only hnd to take one box to
Ining hack my heallh, and In llvo
months I have had no return   oi   niB*
Those troubles known only to women always  spring  from  disordered
Kidneys, The feiiislii organs nn* entirely dependent on the Kidneys,
Dodd's Kldnoy l'ills never fall lo e.ure
Iho kidneys. That Is why they nlways
bring health, strength and cheerfulness to weu'j run-down, luffdring wo*
uieii. fHE
SLOCAN,   B.  C.
*  a series of articles desv.iblng   *
I     their lives, thoir alms and
I their Influeucb.
Manager of The Morden Empire.
Aftc- nine years' absence at the coas*
Mr. Galbralth returned and amalgamated the Herald and Monitor into the
Morden Chronicle, Mr. Pox once more
taking his position as foreman with
his old employer, in which capacity
he served with satisfactory results
till about two years ago, when he
bought a controling interest in the
Morden Empire, and took upon himself the management. Under his control the Empire has prospered in every
department. It Is now acknowledged
to be one of tho best made up and
printed weeklies ln the province, and
the product of the Job department is
second to none. Mr. Fox never made
any attempt at editorial work, but
confined his efforts to local reporting
and the mechanical department, in
which capacities he is most proficient
The Empire always contains everything of local interest and ls much appreciated by its numerous readers, i
Apart from business Mr. Fox has
always been a leader in all that aided
in developing the town, and bringing
it into its present place of prominence.
In social and musical circles his value
is and always has been inestimable.
He is prominent in church work, and
highly respected by all.
I   Coughing is an outward sign of
inward disease.
Cure the disease with
Cure SHicLuns
and the cough will stop.
Try   it  to-night.     If  it doesn't
benefit  you,   we'll  givo  your
money back.
Prices: S. C. Wills A Co. 107
2Sc 50c. $1    LeRoy.N.Y.. Toronto, Cu.
Among the western newspaper men ———
whose lives are being reviewed iu this I
scries of articles ls one who, for long u- 5
experience and close connection with
the printing and publishing business
in the west can be classed among the
oldest.    We    refer    to Mr. Neil Fox,
manager of the Morden Empire.
Mr. Fox was horn in the town of
Clinton, Huron Co., Ontario, about 46
years ago, and after attending the public school till ho was It! years of age,
was taken as "devil" on the New-Era.
Mr. Holmes, the proprietor, took the
new acquisition to the staff iu hand to
show him the duties he was to perform, and the apprentice, upon seeing
the conips. sticking type, thought ho
was up against something that for him
was unaccomplishable. However, as
time passed, that which appeared to
be impossible became easy and the
New-Era devil became the fastest and
most efficient compositor in the office,
in fact his reputation for speed was
widely known.
In the spring of 1880 Mr. Fox could
not resist the temptations of the west.
Being offered a position he camo to
.Nelson, which at that time was the
prominent judicial centre of Southern
Manitoba, and took the forenianship
of the Mountaineer, published by Mr.
J. F. Galbralth. In those days lt required a man who was able to do moro
than stick type to be a nrinter. He
WM required to have unlimited ingenuity, u thero were no type founderles
at hand to supply all the wants of the
trade. All kinds of devices had to
be resorted to. Cases wero made by
boring auger holes in spuares of thick
Plank, antl when any display Hue out
of the ordiuary was desired a piece
of hoard and a Jack-knife had to fill
Ine bill. Many of the oddities that
Helped to equip the offlco at that time
are still kept as relics. Before resorting to the home manufacture of such
at the present time, most so-called up-
todate printers would be apt to throw
"I' Hie job.
When the Pembina branch of the
"-■■t-.K. was built Morden sprang up
and came Into prominence with great
rapidity. Nelson, without any hope of
railway facilities, was at its end, and
an places of business were transferred
Jo he new town. One of the flrst to
make the move was the public educator th, name of which was then Chang-
'" ",*> M«'>ltoba News. Some years
«WJ a company was formed which
tool' control and gave the publication
an* <!„.,• name,    The    "Monitor,"  the
mer proprietor, Mr. Galbralth, go-
In, . i   ho,lcoa8t*    Mr.  Fox still con-
mn ih    , ''.', CBpac,,JP    of    fore**»"*-
<• rOttgh  .,],  th0 clmnRpfl   of
ZZtn^r ih° U'Wli 'U^'']^'u to A
Ion   r    <letrP0 to morlt th0 Inaugura-
Su _[* ***-*• I'-W-r, the subject of
S I,    ,     ', Tered    "•B    conned Ion
'" Monitor, and In partnership
Ii,',"  "-.J- ""rthwiek. began tho
S       i'n   °   U'°    ********    ""raid.
1     "ibllcatlnn  was continued  with
M, « ,7s or,lb,,m f'""- years, and
1(. *' «> advantage the long exper-
°I Its mechanical management.
St. John, Nfld.—The upper house of
the colonial legislature has passed
Premier Bond's bill excluding American fishermen from Newfoundland
waters. The bill provides that American fishing vessels found within three
miles of the coast of Newfoundland
with bait, supplies of outfit purchased
at any port in ...o island, will be seized
and forfeited together with their cargoes. The hill was amended so as to
permit the suspension of its operation
at the discretion of tho government.
The governor's assent to the bill 13
expected before the end of tho week,
prmitting the enforcement of the new
cracks.   It Ig a fu„ b
eating one    The cards are now in the
hands 0f the printers and copies -^
be had on application to the secrecy
of the Exhibition boaro\       *3Lcreiai>r
A Coffee Calculation,
A variation of the old blacksmith calculation by which the progressive doubling of sums beginning with a cent
for tlie first nail brings the price oi"
shoeing a horse up to a stupendous
sum is used by an Arch street grocer to
advertise his coffee with striking effect. The grocer displays a sign reading, "If one grain of our coffee was
placed on the first square of a checkerboard, two on tlie second, four on tlie
third, and so on, doubling throughout
the whole sixty-four squares, the total number arrived at would be 18,446,-
744,073,501,015 coffee beans, or 7,900,-
915,894,58-4,001 pounds of coffee. This
would represent 331,704,808,107 car
loads, and a freight traiu to carry it
would be 3,057,841,400 miles in length.
It would reach around the earth 158,-
B13 times and would extend 42 times
the distance between the earth and the
sun. The quantity would make 13,-
174,837,862,902480 gallons of coffee and
would cost at lis cents a pound $872,-
407,300,800,397.20. If each per»on In
tho country drank three cups dally lt
would take the entire population of the
United States 2,442,801 years to consume lt."
Or. W. H. Wiley, chief of the Bureau of Chemistry of the Department
of Agriculture, was asked the other
day by a reporter why he did not investigate rouge. "Rouge," the reporter said, "may be very harmful,
very poisonous, sir. Don't you think
that it requires investigation?" Dr.
Wiley smiled. "No," he answered, "I
can't say I do. If rouge were poisonous unnumbered women would have
died of it long ago. "By the way, I'll
tell you a queer thing about rouge. It
is something I came upon one day in
a pharmacy, and I think it Illustrates
an odd phase of human nature. "A
young girl was buying a pot of rouge
and I heard her murmur to the clerk:
"You guarantee that this will not rub
Off?" "I do Indeed," the clerk answered. "This, like all our rouges, 13 warranted to stand the hardest kiss of investigation that any of your women
friends will try on lt."
8TOMAOH.-Thl<l.«idl,t<H,ofUB ,ha> cu*. So
mnny imiimoim noaitriimn pnrl»rtln« to cure, ia th«
•*.**'' go thsipHtlaat Immaaaalj aora 'jarm thaa food.
Dr Von Stan a Prnoapple Tanlarta ara-a purely tag*,
tabln pop«lii praaparaUon. aa haraaiaaa aa aillfc. OlH
urinr aatang pravanU auy diarraltsr of Uia dmoatlve
orKau«. 10 la a boi, 36 oanta.- 40 '
Double Strength.    Finest Aroma.    Absolutely Pure.
The Tea which received the Highest Award at the
St. Louis Exposition, 1904. Sold only in Sealed
Lead Packets.    25c, 30c, 40c, SOc, 60c. per pound.
By All Grocers.
I'rlrnallj- Murder.
When Commodore Billings and Mr.
Main were on the river Kahima they
had for attendant a young man from
Kanoga, an island between Kamchatka and North America. One day Mr.
Main asked him, "What will the savages do to me if I fall into their power?"
"Sir," said the youth, "you will never fall into their power if I remain
with you. I always carry a sharp
knife, and if I see you pursued and
unable to escape I will plunge my
knife into your heart; then the savages
can do nothing to you."
Tliis recalls the words of the French
knight reported by Joinville. "Swear
to me," said Queen Margaret, "that If
the Saracens become masters ot Dainl-
etta you will cut off my head before
they can take me."
"Willingly," returned the knight "1
had already thought of doing so if the
Contingency arrived."
Doctor—I don t think It is anything
very serious, but you will have to stay
in hed at least two weeks. Patient—
Say, doctor, do you know that this is
a four-dollar-a-day hotel? Doctor-
Yes; I'm a friend of the proprietor.
Parents buy Mother Graves' Worm
Exterminator because they know it is
a safe medicine for their children aud
an effectual expeller of worms.
Mr. Goodfellow—The sight of an old
schoolmate is—er—well, it might be
called both meat and drink. Mrs.
Goodfellow—Yes, that's what you
men usually do in the circumstances.
Mr. Goodfellow—Eh? Mrs. Goodfellow—Meet and drink.
TO 60 MINUTFS-One nhort put of the bra*ath
rl.ro.iRh the blower supplied avith each bottle of Dr.
Am.** a Catarrhal Powder diffuaee thla powder orer
tl■.• aorfaoeof the ntsat laaaeaon* Painlem and deli htniltOQM. It relieve. in*tantly. aaal permanent > 'aire, oatarrh. hav fever, .-old., headache, aore
throat, toti^ilitia and deafnem.   60 cent*.—41
"Say," asked tho wrathful patron
over the 'phone, "what do you mean
by this item of overtime in your bill?
You didn't put in any overtime on my
work." "Yes I did," soothingly replied
the plumber. "You kept me waiting
ten minutes that evening while you
told me what you thought ot me for
putting in a full day on a two hours'
Weak, Tired People
Spring blood is bad blood, lt ls
clogged with impurities that make
themselves felt ln many ways, such as
pimples and eruptions, poor digestion,
occasional headaches, twinges of
rheumatism, a lazy feeling in the
morning, and a strong desire to avoid
exertion. Sometimes the nerves are
unstrung, you feel dull and depressed,
and your strength is slipping away.
You can only be put right hy enriching the blood and driving out the
impurities. Purgatives won't do this
—they only make you weaker. What
you need is a tonic, and the liest
tonic that medical science has yet
discovered is Dr. Williams' i'ink
Pills, 'these pills actually make new,
rich, red hlood, brace the nerves and
bring health and energy to weak, despondent and easily tired men and
women. Mrs. Chas. Blackburn,
Aylesford Station, N.S., says: "For
the past ten years Dr. Williams' i'ink
Pilla i.s the only medicine I bave taken
when I found I needed medicine. I.nst
spring I was feeling poorly, was weak,
easily tired and depressed. I got three
boxes of Dr. Williams' Pink l'ills and
they made me feel like a new person.
They ate the best medicine I know of
when the blood Is out of condition."
If you need a medicine this spring—
and there are few people who do not
—take a few boxes of Dr. Williams'
Pink Pills, and you will And an Improved appetite and now health and
strength such as no othor medicine
cau give you. Ther* is no disease of
the blood these pills will not cure,
simply beemwe they make the new,
rich hlood that drives diabase from
the system. The genuine Pink l'ills
have the full name, "Dr. Willlnms'
Pink Pills for Pale People," on tho
Wrapper around each box, Sold by
all medicine dealers or by mail at 50
Cents a box or six boxes for $2 DO by
wilting the Dr. Williams Medicine Co.,
Brockville, Out.
'"-rd's Liniment Cures Dandruff.
'mpure blood always shows
somc-where. If the skin, then
J°«». Dimples, rashes. If the
■crves, then neurtdfia, nerr-
ousoess, depression.   If the
S doctor   knows   the
r^<Jy, used for 60 years.
EwfSSL6* ___&_* __>» _** *
2*-"11' >• smS— "I ""*** vena Sao, and mr
**>»t**_!__Zm.i '**> WWSJ-ei
r   •**-' '•-WMMf eure* ma.
UWm.   *a^«'-"***«t«.rr*.
J. O. 4TIK0O.,
I...weil    Ma».
•ure Blood
With purses    totaling    $18,080, the
card of races for the  .-/lnnipcg Industrial   Exhibition,  running  Horn  July
      __        «. , .    .. ..).,.,., I..
Prcnllarltlca of l.lclirna.
The lichen is remarkable for the great
age to which it lives, there being good
grounds for believing that they endure
as long as a hundred years. Their
growth is exceedingly 6low, almost beyond belief, Indicating that only a little
nourishment is necessnry to keep them
alive. In a dry time they have the power to suspend growth altogether, renewing it again at the fall of rain. ThU
peculiarity alone is enough to make ths
lichen a vegetable wonder, as it is a
property possessed by no other species
of plant. Another interesting fact about
lichens is that they grow only where
the air is free from dust and smoke.
They may be said to be a sure indication of the purity of the air, as they nrs
never found growing in cities and
towns, where the atmosphere is impregnated with dust, soot, smoke aud other
A  nird'a  *i\>npon.
Birds while still in the egg have a
sharp, horny spike attached to the upper part of the beak, by means of
which they are assisted In breaking
out of the sheil. This prominence be- '■
comes opposed to tlie shell at various
points in a line extending all around
the egg at abjut one-third of the egg's
length from the large end. It makes a '
scries of little holes, thus weakening
the shell, aud wheu the chick arrives
at a certain stage of strength and de-
relopment It has no difficulty in breaking out. In the common fowl this little
weapon drops off a day or two nfter It
Is hatched, but on the pigeon nnd birds
that are fed by their parents it some-
tim. s remaius for two weeks.
The greater the irritation in the
throat the more distressing the cough
becomes.- Coughing is the effort of
Nature to expel this irritating substance from the air passages. Bickle's
Anti-Consumptive Syrup will heal the
inflamed parts, which exude mucous,
and restore them to a healthy state,
the cough disappearing under the curative etfects of the medicine. It is
pleasant to tho taste, and the price,
25 cents, is within the reach of all.
A country editor was appointed
through some misapprehension or
other to the city editorship of a leading daily. The fir3t day of his appointment a fierce fire swept the town—a
fire, let us say, like that which devastated Baltimore last winter. The managing editor sent for the new city editor nnd asked him what arrangements
be had made for reporting the fire
fully and accurately. "Why," said the
new man, "I've made none." "None,"
said the managing editor. ' Good
gracious, man, why none?" "What's
the use printing anything about a fire
like this?" said the city editor. "It's
sucli a big fire that everybody ln town
will go to see it for himself."
Mr«. Z. A. Van I ;...u >. tha wife of ihe amernor
of the riiuntv jail. Nanaraa. Oat., waa a an-ai euffer-
a-'fr.*m rhetmiHtem. Whan the a*.' dartora la tha
..arnmunit) an.l "apeciaiinta" failed aa kalp har, .he
luirie.l her *w-*pliam of proprietary ramedlea an.l
pnroAMM Smith Atuerit-aQ Kheuinatio Cura. 4 hot-
tie. ourvi) her. —42
Customer—You said you'd finish
that job if you had to stay up all night
to do lt. Dealer (snappishly>—Well,
I didn't have to stay up all night. This
is a free country.
Minard's Liniment for sale everywhere
Sllnxrra of tirrrcr.
The Aenrnunians were considered tho
most skillful sllngers of Greece. These
weapons were used not only to throw
stones, but balls of lead, nnd iu some
localities, especially In tlie plain of
Marathon, many of these metal projectiles have been found. The relics are
Interesting from the Inscriptions and
devices cut Upon tbem, wliich consist
of tho names of persons ami appropriate epithets, tlie legend In many cases
meaning when fully translated "Look
When et Ilurae Ia I)o« n.
When a witness In an English court
ilbitlon, running iroiu o,,., t _e other dny remarked that lt was
20 to 27, offers sufficient openings to necossary to sit on a horse's head wheu
suit all classes of entries. In many of | ho _M down to ^p hiin quiet the
the running events special favor is; , replied: "Nothing of the kind.
shown  horses  bred  In  Manitoba, tho a ,t gppm w utujerstiu,d thnt
Territories and  Brt^Columbto to  ^^ ^ _„„.__ ,9 to    , h M
of his ear and keep his nose up in the
nir. I have seen a lady keep a horse
pilet in that way without soiling her
A gentleman whoso nose had lieen
lost was invited to tea. "My dear,"
said the good lady of tho bouse to her
little daughter, "1 want you to be very
particular and to make   no   remarks
about   Mr.   J 's   nose."     (lathered
around the table, everything was going
well; the child poeped aliout, looked
rather pUZSled and at last startled the
table: "Ma, why dill vou tell me to say
nothing about Mr. J 's nose?    He
hasn't got any."
TO Know is to Prevent.—If the miners who work in cold water most of
the day would rub tbelr feet and legs
witb Dr. Thomas' Kclectrlc Oil Ihey
would escape muscular rheumatism
and render their nether limbs proof
against the 111 effects of exposure to
the cold. Those setting out for mining
regions would do woll lo provide themselves with a supply before starting.
Iron Lathes, 8-To-12~rt.; Planes; Bolt
Cutters; Band Saw; Cotumn Shapers;
Wood Lathes; Surface Planes; Steam
Engines and Boilers; Blacksmiths'
Tools; Elevator Machinery; Thresh-
ers' Belting.
Two 4-h.p. Gasoline Engines, 2nd hand.
152 Henry Ave., East, Winnipeg
vulsively. Great beads stood on his
brow. His features were distorted
with anguish. He gnawed his moustache. "Can't you Martha," he groaned; can't you make it easier for me?"
"Yes, George," said the young woman.
I snore dreadfully."
RUNNING SOKES, tha Mtouu ar nejlart. n
Had blood, have a never-failing ba'm In Dr. Acaaw'a
Ointment. WUl heal tha mot atntakora «aeaa.
Snothey Irritatioa alraoat Initantlj after lint application It relieve, all Itching and buraina akin dta
ea.oi in a dar.   It c-uraa pilea ia 8 to ( ulgSu.~M
"I have discovered a new humorist,*'
said John Kendrick Bangs at luncheon
the other day. "I went into a book
shop in Forty-second street last Saturday and asked for an English translation of Homer's Iliad and the Odyssey
and Henry James' 'Golden Bowl.' "I
can give you the Iliad and the Odyssey
hut I don't think there is an English
translation of Henry James' 'Golden
Bowl," replied the clerk."
Beware of Ointments for Catarrh that Contain Mercury.
aa mercury wil] euralv tfaetrov the taeniae nf mail aa4
completely derange taa whole .j.lnij when eutarlna
It through the nuooua eairfa.en. Such article" -lioull
ne,ar lie ium.,1 .i.^l oa preai-riptioni*. from reputabla
rhyticiani.. M.' the damace thc> will do ia tamfold ta
ha goo'l rag ian i>o. a,., derive from thom. llitjl'-
Catarrli Cure. luaanfaentreil b> F. J. Cheney * ■__
Toledo, 0., contain* ao mercury, and Ih taken inter
ually. acting Im-.-iI, apou thc blood and mucoua .nr
facea of the -me_t_' Ia auyina HuU'r Catarrh Can
bayura.cuav ^« genuine. It ia taken Internally
aad aiaae ln^_.*d*. Ohio, by w, J. (Jheny S Oa.
Twnti^uuuiala liee.
Hold bv Druggtata.   Price, TV  per battle.
STake HUUe Family Pilla far cou.upatio*.
"Now," chortled the amateur Sherlock Holmes to his lady partner, "lt ls
easy to see that gentleman yonder is
uot married." "Pray, how can you
tell?" "By his neglected air; his
frowsy appearance. No woman would
let a man go about like that. His coat
lacks two buttons, you perceive, and
he is not brushed." "Still," said the
lady, "he is married." "You know him,
theu?"   "I am his wife!"
Minard's Liniment Cures Burns, etc.
Brown—Did I ever tell you the story
about the dirty window, Green? Green
—No; tell lt to me. Brown—It's no
use—you couldn't see through it.
Removes all hard, soft or calloused
lumps and blemishes from horses, blood
spavin, curbs, splints, ringbone Sweeney, stifles, sprains, sore and swollen
throat, coughs, etc. «fttve $50 by use
of one botle. Warranted the most wonderful Blemish Cure ever known.
Ethel—Where did you learn such
beautiful love talk, Willie? Your pa
and nia don't seem so lovln'. Willie
No, but we kept a pretty maid.
A Successful Medicine.—Everyone
wishes to be successful in any undertaking In which he may engage. It is
therefore, extremely gratifying to the
proprietors of 1'armelee's Vegetable
Pills to know that their efforts to compound a medicine which would prove
a blessing to mankind have been successful beyond their expectations. The
endorsatioti of these l'ills by the public is a guarantee that the pill has
been produced which will fullll everything claimed for lt.
«H_ ___ __.       I.l-Mt't Fit cnre fer Enilepar IMS
_mm_*_m_mm Utelr-.liiirecUeneS.th.oaalrauceaaaAll
■aa ■ I **aW r.-nmly.aaHl la a.>« uae4 i>y tu. beat
Wfm   a    a   __m  l,\,r_-\mm, ang h.iipltala la   Raroaa
■ ■   ■   *t*  _i   Aiaerlra.    It  la   .eaftdrntlaDy
■ neonate.nd.wl taUeaOiaMd.   II yaa
luOw from
Epilepsy, Fits, St. Vitus' Dance,
oi have child n-n i.r relaltvM tkat do ae. or know a Mend that
la aKbrled, tuna n» eon x Hua TBIAi. BoclUt ud try
It   It w.ll ha .rnt iy aaall
prepaid.     It   haa   ouiad
wli-re everything x
When writing mention
thla paper, aud give full
adtlreaa.   Feraalo bvalldnteirlsta. _
Tbe Llebig Co., 179 K ing St. W., Toronto.
Applicant—I see you advertised for
a floorwalker, sir. Manager—Yes.
Have you had any experience In that
line? Applicant—Two pairs of twins,
in my stable for over a year, and consider it the VERY BEST for horse
flesh I can get, and would strongly
recommend it to all horsemen.
Livery Stables, Quebec.
95 to 103 Ann St.
Whiting—Since my son has been at
college the things he has learned are
perfectly marvellous. Biting—I've no
doubt of it, but I wouldn't worry. He'll
forget them all after a few years.
The following dialogue was overheard in a drug store: Druggist (to
little girl customer)—Did you say
pills, miss? Little Girl—Yes sir,
please. Druggist—Antlbilious? Little
Girl—No, sir, but uncle is.
A Carefully Prepared Pill.—Much
time and attention were expended in
the experimenting wltih the ingredients that enter into the composition
of Parmelee's Vegetable Pills before
they were brought to the state in which
they were flrst offered to the public.
Whatever other pills may be, Parmelee's Vegetable Pills are the result of
much expert study, and all persons
suffering from dyspepsia or disordered
liver and kidneys may confidently accept them as being what they are represented to be.
Minard's Liniment Relieves Neuralgia.
Wifkins—I believe that dog of mine
knows as much as I do. Bifkins—
Hua. I've seen smarter dogs than
"When a barrister of only a few
months' experience," said a lawyer, "I
had occasion to examine a negro wit
ness. I was getting along fairly well
until I asked the negro what was his
occupation. "lse a carpenter, sab," he
said. "What klml o a carpenter?" I
asked. "They calls me a jack-leg carpenter." "What ls a jack-leg carpenter?" "He ls a carpenter who la not
a fust-class carpenter, sah." "Well,
explain fully what you understand a
jack-leg carpenter to bo," I insisted.
"Boss," said the witness, "I declare I
dunno how to splain any mo', 'cept
to say it am jest the same difference
'twixt you and a fust-class lawyer."
tries   tiiiii    aunucii    * -*e 	
tho way of weight, an extra f> lbs. al
1 lowanee being mado In several of tho
i ln tho trotting events too tliere are
ninny chances for good money. The
Olassea range from tho free-for-all, up
to the 2.86 trot or 2.40 pace, with purses ranging from |1S00 down to $-100.
'There are twelve of these events, any
one of which should prove a strong
drawing card for Manitoba horses
have proved their nettle too often to
take n second place anywhere. 'I'lien
again provision has been made lor
three extra races at. $200 each the con-
f which have 1 n left till tbo,
ti,  so thut  the
dit ions o
entries start to come
The   gloves."
nterrnmlitg   Ilia   Toinp-*r.
Prospective Mother-in-law — Before
you marry my son I want to tell you
now that he has a frightful temper.
l'rospectlveDiiiigliter-ln-law-Oh, that's
nothing! Mamma wlll euro hlm of
that. I used to have a frightfully bad
temper myself, but mamma cured ms
of It.
'in lies   wan   in  t-uniu   .■■.   **•   ——-
•vents may be made tO fit In to the
Mil advantage with the character ol
mile handl*
the entries.
Tho Dominion industrial
Cap, wilh a   purse   of   |MQ 1" flf"
■hOUld prove a strong factor, am. 	
I free t'oi-all, wliich In reality is
of   July
amounts to, gives a splendid opening
what the   special   race
ones,   who do not
frowni,? ®('rB,,Parllla bv kryt,olntt th*   to owners  of fast    "" 	
**■*-•• ragut£r wltirAyer5. %Ula.   care to send their horses against tho
Senator W. A. Klsberg was talking
In the Capitol at Albany about a certain legislative defeat "They look
their defeat With resignation," he sabl.
"li was, vim see, softened and made
palatable for them. I believe In that
I believe in tempering victory with
mercy always." Senator Blsberg
smiled. "I admire heartily," he said,
•■the kindness of the Troy girl wbo re
fused the civil engineer's offer or mar*
riage. "The engineer, on being refused, groa l   aloud.   "Martha,   be
sabl. make ll easier for ma to bear."
He opened and shut  his mouth con-
Sunlight Soap
reduces woLih d*%.y drudgery and increases
your leisure time. It Is an easy, quick-
clee>.i\sir\g soold that makes your clothes pure
and white without the least injury. Hard or
soft water will do and you don t have to boil
the clothes.
Buy Sunlight.
Your grocer is instructed to refund your
money if you are not satisfied. no*
Lav «r Brotl.aia   Lin,had
Not    Vle.Janllt.-al
"You misjudge nie," said the hypocrite reproachfully. "I admit I am s
poor, weak mortal, but lying Is not ons
of my fallings."
"It certainly Is not," agreed tho hard
It ls ons of your suc-
benrted mail
S Wear Best
va/ r«J
U   No  B30
O. E. Smithekimoalk, Editor and Prop.
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FRIDAY, MAY 5. 1-905.
President Roosevelt is seekiug to
terminate the Russo-Jap war. Butting -
in of that description will lie freely forgiven.      ___________
The leaven is working. It Ijas been
decided by the Ottawa government
that no subsidies shall be given this
session to railways.
For the nine months ended witli
March, the immigrants arriving in
Canada numbered 76,120, an increase
of 6651 over last year.
Spring house-cleaning is in vogue
in the lands and works department at
Victoria and a decided improvement
is being effected. Chief Clerk Johns,
on the staff for twenty years, has beeii
let out.
Hon. J. H. Turner, the agent gene
ral of the province in Loudon, Eng.,
says British investors are regaining
confidence in British Columbia, and
money is forthcoming for legitimate
investments. Provincial securities are
strengthening in price.
The separate school question in the
prairie provinces has not been without
its effect, aud one that is disastrous to
the Liberal cause. The provincial
constituency of Mountain, in Manitoba
Hon. Thos. Gieenway's old seat, lias
gone Conservative by 175 majority. It
was formerly Liberal by 400.
Diplomacy has prevailed in the
Fernie coal camp, all differences between the miners and the company
having been amicably adjusted for
another two years. Had the men
walked out tho whole business life of
the country would have been adversely affected, but happily the chance is
now given tho country to get on its
Good luck and unqualified success
halve followed the advent of James
Crouin into the Rossland camp. Since
taking hold of the Centre Star and
War Eagle, he has secured peace with
his workmen, discovered a new vein of
rich ore, effected many economies,and
has put the mines on a paying basis to
■tho tune of $20,000 a mouth. Cionin
has made a marvellous record and the
whole Rossland camp is the gainer.
In the rush to secure lands for fruit
raising, homeseekers should not overlook tho opportunities and advantages
offered by tho Slooan lako country.
Thero are thousands of acres of land
that may be acquired for a small outlay of cash and time will bring a rich
reward to the industrious husbandman.
Any variety of fruit that may be raised elsewhere iu  the  province will
thrive iu this vicinity.
Pay up your subscription.
Nelson is to hold a tax sale of lands
on ilune 12.
For the best bread in town go to
W. Pinchbeck's.
The Bank of Hamilton has opened
ii branch in Fernie.
Interior lumbermen held a conference in Nelson this weok.
Harvey Aitchison retired from the
butcher business on Saturday.
Aid. Aitchison left on Tuesday for
Marysville, with a view to settling.
J. Crow started up a butcher shop
Tuesday in the old postofflce block.
Refreshing rains have fallen during
the week, greatly benefitting tho gardens.
Nelson assizes open on Tuesday. J.
Roberts, Silverton, will come up for
Ninety per ceut of the shingle mills
of the proviuce have combined to raise
Exports of lumber from Koch's
mill, Ten Mile, are lieing kept up to
the mark.
Ida, the 17-year-old daughter of
E. Kainmelmayor, died in Nelson on
Hon. R. F. Greeu, commissioner of
lands and works, is making a tour of
Fernie i.s to have a postoflice and
government building that will cost,
about $70,000.
Wm. Koch went to Victoria on Saturday, on business connected with his
new sawmills.
The sacrament of the Lord's Supper was dispensed in Knox church on
Sunday evening.
Notwithstanding the early spring,
vegetation is slow, owing to the frosts
and cold winds.
.Sandon's paper will hereafter be
known as the Mining Standard, with
Geo. Huston in charge.
T. McNeish received his appoint
ment Monday as justice of the peace
and was at onco sworn in.
By next week the O.-S. Lumber Co.
will have all their lumber shipped from
the mill at the head of the lake.
S. Berg.a recent arrival at C imaplix,
is believed to have been drowned by
falling overboard from  the str. Piper.
The B. C. Electric Co.has completed
the purchase of the gasworks in Victuria, the price paid being about $250,-
P. I. Kirkwood and his mother.Mrs.
C. -M. Kirkwood, who Bpunt the winter
in California, arrived home on Mondav.
"Big Bill" Gal I iher, Kootenay's only
representative ut Ottawa, took a jaunt
down to New York last week with a
couple of friends. Bill's advent iu
Gotham caused quite a stir in fact,
transportation was held up. So great
was the sensatiou caused by the trio
of handsome Canucks, that a detail of
cops had to be summoned to prevent
them ix-iug overcome by the marked
attentions of the Gothamitos. Laurier
has no business to allow his followers
J.) wander away from home into a foreign country without proper safeguards.
number of window
blinds, with roller.*; attached, ('an be
had at 40 cents each.   Apply at this
Everything points to a big rush into
the Little Slocan country in the early
hours of Muy 2-1, when ihe reserve is
Col. Sam Wharton, one of New
Denver's early boosters, hus sold his
Calhoun   gold   mine in  Georgia, for
Th» smelter nt Croft on, Vancouver
Island, has been purchased by the
Britannia Copper Co., operating on
Howe Sound.
The body of F. Follett. formerly of
Nelson, was found uear SicamoilB on
Friday, he having committed suicide
with a revolver.
On Saturday night C. .Johnson, in
attempting to cross the railroad bridge
at Revelstoke, was struck by a freight
train and fatally injured.
David Clark, while pulling stumps
in Fernie last week, was fatally injured by a portion of the machinery giving way and striking,him.
Harvey Fife went down to Koch's
mnch on Mondav, to erect a bunkhouse preparatory to the establishment
of a new sawmill.   .So he said.
Mrs. Benedum and children returned on Monday, after spending the
winter  in   Hardware, Virginia,   Mr.
Benedum   went   down   to Nelson to
meet them.
Word was received this week that
Jack Aylwin.formerly of New Dei ver
is hend of the I905graduating ol;    oi
the    North   Pacific   Dental   Col    :e
at Portland, Ore.
Tuk Dbiia was somewhat premature
last weak aboul Hob Allen taking n er
the freighting outfit from (bunt Cox
Negotiations have not yet been concluded fair the transfer.
Munday is the name of a new town
that has beon started on the main line,
18 miles west of Revelstoke. It is thc
headquarters of the Munday Lumber
Co., an American outfit.
^ S. S. Taylor, of Nelson, was  up on
Friday, on business relative to the ad
verse suit against the Mayetfo Ho a
so went ou up fo  Silverton, to gathei
A great change is taking placo in
Slocan valley, almost all the available
land having been  taken up by ranch
ers, who aro going in mainly for fruit [data re the Roberts case
raising. Much clearing is being done Mrs. J. Craig received a wire on
and a general improvement is taking Friday uight from Edmonton, an-
place, tho result being that in a few I '■'••'mciiig the death of Ada York, the
years all holdings will bo valuable. | SiSj£wh^rf_A^york,«OTwly.of
In addition there is  much activity in
lumbering. Two mills are already iu
operation and two other more extensive plants are, to lie established, affording employment to a regular army
of men. Were that trade looked after
it would mean much to tlie prosper!! J
yl this tow j.
this town.     Denth Wns due to eonvii.
sions, deceased beingin her thirteenth
The Diitt.t. will print you. on Bhoii
notice and in anv amount, shippin
tags, billheads, stalemenls.l. tterhends
noteheads, memos, receipts, onvoli p■•■■■
visiting cards, business cards, I ills of
fai". dodgers, posters, etc., etc Will
njeel aay quality oi price.
Canadian lumbermen will get no
protective duty this year.
Several local people will attend the
assizes at Nelsou next week.
Frank Fletcher has been sold out of
his beautiful home in Nelson.
No trace of the person committing
tho recent murder at Revelstoke can
be found.
All the supplies from the Chapleau
wero sold bore this week, at greatly
reduced prices.
Yesterday morning J. Crow moved
the butcher shop to the old stand iu
the White block.
Monday's outgoing train van into a
bunch of deer down the valley, killing
one and wounding two.
D. P. Graham, son of Mrs. J. Crow,
arrived in on Saturday from Indian
Head, N.W.T., accompanied by his
J. H. McGregor is expected in from
Victoria, having tho contract to survey
the C.P.R. lands in tho Little Slocan
Provincial Officer Black returned
on Wednesday from doing special
duty at Salmo. Two officers are still
thoro on duty.
During April the C.P.K. sold 22.0.10
acres of land, the sum realized being
$125,210.08. A large increase was
made over last year.
The aluuo mine.in the Nelson camp,
will resume operations next wee!;. The
Athabasca mill has been leased lo
treat the output of ore.
The money derived from the sale of
the debentures of the Nelson power
scheme has been turned over to the
city.   It amounted to 8147,776.
The West Kooteuay Power k Light
Co. have been given their water record
in Kootenay river, subject to the pro-
vious record given the city of Nelson.
C. W. E. Browning, a former resident, came in from the Territories on
Wednesday on a short visit. lie had
been down through tho Okanagan.but
was not impressed with the outiook.
The Great Northern is establishing
a stage service into the Similkameen
country, in order to head off C.P.R.
business. Passengers to thi* coast are
handled in one dav. as against four bv
the C.P.
HiMMi msooitus.
Appended is a complete Hh1 <>! the various records registered atthe local registry olli'.'c, H, Ii. Jorand being mining
April 28—Portland, Springer creek, W
It Clenienl.
(Jliampion No 2, Twelvo Mile creek, II
R Jorand,
Kapphiio No 2, same, samp.
Su * a | ,1 ii e No '.' tr. same, Paine,
Champion No 2 fr, same, same.
April 'Ji,—Morning Star, Evening Star,
sarh for three years,
April 28—Evening Star No 9 fr.
f * * a »■<
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Tot Bale.
YOUNG I'I'iS for sale. Thev are til-
rcM.lv weaned ami are In ftrSt-class con*
ditfion. f'rii'e, *-l endl, or315 per dozen.
Apply bv letter to—
Slocan, R. C
All persons indebted to The Drill in
any way are requested to call and
settle their bills at
once, particularly
as to subscriptions
The Queen's
HoteL    -***
HATES:   88,00 PKR   DAY
First-class Dining lioom
Large and Comfortable Bedrooms  t
t  Sample rooms for Commercial Men  ,,
t NelsonTB. C.
J ♦
,• *» * **-*-*~**-*4 * * *-* *-*-*■*-*-* *-*+*
A A /•»   EACH will secure a nun hei
/iif £   nf window blinds, with rollers
r'*' **" attached.   Arein good shape.
will purchases small base
burner coal stove. Im at
good as new.
The Drill Office
Notice to Delinquent Co-owner
To Archibald York, or to any person or
pernios to whom he mnv huve transferred his interest, in whole or in part,
in the independence, mineral claim,
situated on Crusader Hill, Lemon
creek, and recorded In the Slocuu City
mining division of West l*loot nay district:
Yon aro hereby notified that I, the
undersigned, have caused lo be ex-
pended the sum of two hundred nnd
(ivo dollars iii labor and general Improvements upon the abpve mentioned
claim, in order to hold saiil mint ral
claim under the provis ons ot the Mine-
nil Act, und if within 90 days from the
date of this notice ymi fail or refuse to
contribute your proportion of such expenditure, together with all costs of advertising, your interest in said claim
will become the property of the sub
scriber, Under section four of an net en
titled "An Act to amend tho Mineral
Act, 1900."
Dated tliis 27th day of .Tannnrv. 1906.
3.2-05 W. T. SHATFOKD
►,»■»-♦ ******* **.*■
Cancellation of Reserve.
VOT"'"-: la I r.liv id .'in '.a.ll the ri.Tv.-ili.il
i'i ostublin'if 1 iii pnrMiuuceof the proa
nf tho "<'..liinil''.-i and Wcntcrn Ratlinij Snbsl j
\ct, 1306," millets of wliich wore puulibbed In
tin*. British * ..Ian ibin Unsettc nnd d«to*l 7th m
May. 1KH0, awl tiUi June, 1890, roajpoctlt-oly, are
hereby cu,. elle.1,
Crown Ineilj si tun tod within the nren embraced br thn »ahl renernitlon will beofwn ta->
stile, settlement, louse, aud olher disposition,
under the provision* of tho "Land Act," three
months aflor the date of the flrst publication
o? this notico in tin* British Columbia Oarettei
providod. howorer, that i.i ulleiiKoi wl ere land*
,ui'  ..'i s.il.l, pri* a. in i it cd. It-.a .**.!, or otherwise
nlienatnd by thai Govertn t  anal .are -i i>c
qnentty found, uiran the Burvoy of the Columbia
ami Weatiirn Railw iy Company's 1 lockc, to lie
wholly or parti} within sueh Mocks, thou the
persons so ncqnirintc Budi land-, s'lall p.cnjnirc
their title thereto from the Railway! ompuny,
who hav.* ngreod to doal with such purchase™,
pre-emptors, lassee.-i, etc., ou t&i* sami tnrtns
and conditions a*, the Government wmil ' undei
the provisions of t.'-c "Land Act," except In n-
spool to timber lands on the Company's blocks,
which shall bo subject :.■ the regulations Issued
by the-Campnuy relative to the cutting of timber on t'.ii* Columbia nud Western Railway
Land Qrant,
W. 8, GORE,
Deputy Commissioner of Laud.- A Works
Lands ai rt Works Department,
Victoria, B.C., i'i ' I'obruary, IMS,
J. A. Anderson
IlEAi.Ett IN	
Always useful and
certainly beautiful, a
brooch is never amiss
as a gift,
No. 13681 is a fine Oold
Brooch avith Diamond centre.
1 lie price is remarkable at
Distance is no obstacle to satisfactory
dealings with our
house. Write for
mail-order  catalogue.
Clothes Make
the Man-
is a plain statement of fact. They
have much to do in influencing
first impressions, and everyone
wants to create a favorable and
lasting impression. If you get
your clothes from us you will always bo well dressed and the cost
will be no more thau to be tho
other way.
Order a
Spring:   Suit
from us. Wo have in stock an
elegant and carefully chosen line
of Tweed , Serges, Worsteds, and
General Suitings; with Trouserings and Fancy Vestings.
«**+** ********
A Residence for Sale
One of the newest residences in Slocan Is offered for sale on easy terms. It contains five
large rooms, hall, pantry, wardrobes, china
closet, large cellar, is lathed and plastered,
and is the best finished in town. Hot and
cold water system, with range and a sink.
Two corner lots, with fine lawn, garden, fruit
trees; also first-class woodshed, etc. A SNAP
FOR ANY BUYER.       For  terms   apply to
RO- Drawer 75, Slocan
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ends in disaster. A
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be judged from the advertisement he carries
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