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"VOL* 1., No. 50.
SLOCAN,   B.   C,   MARCH   15,   1901.
♦2.00 PER ANNUM.
Orders for all
Kinds of Job Work
Quickly Attended to:
The Drill, Slocan
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.
Teas and Coffees.
Try our special blend of fine Ceylon Teas,
put up in 3-lb. tins. Grind your own
Coffees fresh every morning. With every
five lbs. Ai Java & Mocha Coffee we give
you a nice coffee mill. These goods speak
for themselves.   Trv them.
W. T. Shatford 6c Co., General Merchants,
Slocan, Vernon, Fairview, and Camp McKdnnev, 13. C.
SLOCAN,   B.   C.
Has ample accommodation for a large number of Quests and supplies the best of
everything in the Harket.
Ai* ling-ton
SLOCAN,   B.  C.
Offers up-to-date accommodation for the
Public. It is the home of Travelling,
Commercial, and Mining Men.
QETHING & HENDERSON, - Proprietors.
Hotel Slocan
Slocan, B. C, is under the
Skilled anil Personal Haiapint of Jeff Ball,
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.
Deports Pi'sisentsisl by ths* Commltts*s*s on
Isiisir|iiirntli)ii issul Wats*rivsirks — ltot.li
Ailsijits-il ami the Commutes.* aro l>is-
cliurgeil — Mr Crows! Present.
Last Friday cvwning a final meeting; of tli« citizens was held in tlie
Oddfi'llows' hall, for thc winding up
of affairs in connection with the incorporation ofthe town. A big crowd
was present, most of the audience
fully expecting to see a pretty warm
time, but the proceedings passed ofl'
quietly, thc meeting adjourning at
W. D. McGregor, permanent chairman, presided, and J. T. Beauchesne
acted as secretary. The first item
was the reading of tlie report of the
Incorporation committee, by A.York,
its chairman. With it was read the
special bill of incorporation secured
from the legislature, followed by a
few explanations. Tlie general stat
utea on incorporation called for a petition embodying at least 50 percent
of the land values within the limits of
the area sought to be incorporated.
Owing to the opposition encountered
from the. chief landowner of the town
and the absence of many smaller
o'vners, this was iniptssible, so recourse was had to a special bill, which
the legislature had granted. Judge
Harrison and John Foley criticized
the bill of incorporation, and maintained that the clause relating to voters paying $6 per month rental
would disqualify many persons. Both
speakers maintained the clause was I t|iat camp,
unnecessary and their remarks ware
applauded. Explanations followed
bv  Messrs.
drift below the wagon road on the
south side of .Springer creek and are
meeting with success. The formation
at first was broken, but is now getting solid. During the last 10 feet
the ledge has straightened up considerably, averaging a little over two
feet in width. Small bunches of mineral have appeared in the quartz and
on Saturday native silver was encountered. The owners feel they have
a mine in the Combine.
From "Whitewater Til tons of ore
was sent out last week.
A small test shipment of ore waa
sent out by the Emily Edith on Wednesday.
An additional 15 men have been
added to the force on the Rambler--
A foot of clean ore is showing: in
the workings of the Hartney, on
Silver mountain.
Preparations are being made for
starting up the Marion, one of New
Denver's standbys.
More men have been placed at
work this week on the Hartney
group, Silver mountain.
The Sandon mines shipped 94 tons
of ore over the C.P.R. last week and
230 tons over the K. & S.
During February 185 tons of <ve
wa3 shipped from McGuigan, 148 of
which was from the Rambler.
Last week's ore shipments from
the entire Slocan were 508 tons,
making a total of fi039 tons for the
The Hewitt mine, on Four Mile, is
breaking down a great quantity of
ore.   It is the   heaviest shipper in
Drill two weeks ago. The bonus to
the city schools has been raised, running from $20 per capita in the third
grade to $13 in the first, while high
schools get (i bonus of $300 to each
teacher. All school buildings and
sites in cities may be donated to the
municipalities and reckoned as a
civic asset. Owing, however, to the
exceptional powers given trustea
boards, the bill is meeting with considerable opposition, and it will have
to be greatly amended ere it can pass
through the house and become law.
With the exception of a few men
Ore shipments from the lake ports
arc about 1800 tons.
Work is to commence on the Calumet & Hecla at an early date.
Eight men are employed at the
Phoenix. A shipment is to be made
P. McVicar and Tom Lake took an
outfit up to the Bondholder Friday,
to work under lease.
A certificate of improvements is
being applied for on the Gold Viking
and New Phoenix mineral claims.
The contract on the Bachelor, on
Twelve Mile, is not yet finished. It
is looking better now than ever bo-
Neil McMillan is hauling down a
carload of carbonates from thc Black
Prince. A carload of clean ore is being gotten out for shipment.
It is quite likely the hoisting plant
at the Arlington will be taken up to
the Speculator, while a heavier outfit
will be brought in for the Arlington.
B.   P. Little,  of Peachlands,  has     Yesterday's Nelson   Miner  stated
been majctog an expert examination ;tliat there is a 8tronD. pi.0babilitv of
this week of the \ & M group, Twelve  .,     „.      „ ..    ~,     ,       n ■    '	
Mile, on   behalf  of the Vancouver the affairs of the Chapleau Company
Last Tear's Shipments Were 2847 Tons—
A Healthy Evidence of the Life and
Wealth of the Camp—Arlington the
Biggest Shipper.
Bad roads have broken up the
string of shipments from the division this week, as transfers to wagons
have to be made at the lower ends of
the roads. Only 40 tons of ore was
sent out, that amount being from the
Arlington. A great quantity of ore
is being taken out of the mine, ensuring shipments throughout the
spring and summer. Work is being
prosecuted on a number of other
properties, but shipments will be
limited for some time to come.
Last year the exports from this division amounted to 2847 tons, made
up from 10 properties. Following is
a list ot the shipments this j ear to
Arlington      40
Two Friends.
Black Prince..
being straightened out and the property in operation at an early date.
York and
.. ,,  ,     ,       ,.,,,,,,,.   . .v.,,-.,-... ■ ......      An amendment to the Mineral Act
l ,.,,, l    n?i    kept »t development, the Whitewater  has been introduced  into the house, ' K. S. Lennie, ot   the   legal   firm of
joianij .ii ii  >    rfl Rndmll, n»BOiosed down. Thev ' providing that the locator of a claim ; Elliot & Lennie, which has handled
""  shall do 10 feet of work before re- j the company's affairs since the tinan-
cordln'-its location,  being giyen'JO cial difficulties commenced received
davs in which to do the work. a  cablegram  from   the Chapleau's
,   ,       „   .        | head office in Paris, France, Wednes-
Ireigluing up and down Springer dav that indicute8the policy to be
creek has become laborious,  owing; ndopted by theconipany with regard
id the roads ore.*.king up.  A transfe*r 	
from "deigns ts> wagons is necessary
to get over this end of the road.   < )iv!
Four men only are employed at the i hanllng f,.(,m the Arlington, iu conse-:
Bnsnn mine, New Denver, running
In the lower drift nnder contract.
after a few more questions, a motion IP,,, ,    ,
to receive and adopt the r*Wt, with We 100° tons of concentrates on
thanks to the committee, was passed. .nanu.
Similar treatment was accorded the j Tenders are being askesl by W. T.
report presented by the secretary of I Stein, of Vancouver, official liquidating water committee. The pith of 1 tor, ftir the purchase of the Comstock
the latter report was, that the Slncani group and concentrator. Four Mile.
City Water and Light. Co, had seeur * The bids close on March .".1.
ed the rights to the water on ('oats
creek, consequently thc only course
left open to the committee wns to join
forces with the Incorporation commit j
tee and procure the Incorporation ofthe '
town. This had been done, with the |
result that the citizens now control;
their strects.prcventiug the company j
making any use ef the water obtain
ed. At the same timi', bv .nenrpnn i
tion, thc town secures to itself all tin: |
public franchises, which, in .them- |
selves, should prove a valuable asset
and advantage,
This disposed of the business ofthe
evening and the meeting adjourned,
leaving to the new city fathers the
task of self-guarding and advancing
the interests ofthe community,
There are several  hundred tons of
zinc ore piled on the dump.
TsIIisrs**   I'lrs*   rrsitii'tlisss   Aot.
A bill has been introduced into the
legislature bv Mr. Neil I of Alberni.
repealing cert '.in clauses of the old
quence is nd fan.
tot lliinis i|,sil llssssors.
to its future actions^ It has been determined to reorganize the corporation with a considerably augmented
capital, the additional funds accruing
to be. devoted to wiping out the company's obligations and to reestablishing the treasury on a sound financial basis. The general understanding is that the Chapleau Company
proposes to extend its operations in
Much interest is being evinced in
the forthcoming municipal elections! _
and speculation is ri'c as to the possi- j this district and that one' of the fable candidates.   There are numerous i 'wes of the reconstructed company's
persons spoken  of and a  certain j programme will be the acquisition ct
, .mount of quiet canvassing is being ! <\»V«" mineral lands in addition to
act and substituting thc following: dona r„ lml',,Cl. .|.e mos*i Ukelv to ac-I-***present Lemon creek ho dings.
The Fin' Wardens, or a majority of
them, shall have thc following powers: To visit and inspect, at all
reasonable hours, all buildings and
erections in the town or its vicinity:
The Mine of the Cs*ntsss-y.
"The mine of thc century" la the
title Dan llanlon ar.il others bestow
upon P. W. George's property, the
Creole group, situated on the main
Lemon creek. Negotiations are now |
(lending for the purchase ol thogrou]
cept nomination.   So far, however,
the dividing lines have not been sufficiently drawn   to determine  who
will be in the Held.    For the mayoralty, 1), l>. Robertson is the one pes-
I'o direct and regulate, in the town j j^ve candidate to bo. announced.    A
or its vicinity, the position of stoves, |requlgHion was passed around Satur-
lire-places or futnaces,   chimneys,  dav for Mgnatores In support of his
Btove-plpcs and smoke stacks, and
the i't'niov.1, change or alteration of
the same, or any of llicra, or the
position or condition of them, or any
of them, and further direct that anything shall be done by way of pre*
F. Mouigues, engineer, is in the city
and part of his mission in remaining
here is to examine and report on certain properties of.ered the company.
Such an examination cannot be put
into effect until the snow goes off.
sii|i|issp,s*si is, lis* Iss He* Denver.
It is told of a lady who decided to
■in- ntso regarded as possibilities. I j-.CB1.p her husband, who was a hard
Por aldermen there is a host;of names; dl.il:ke, ^ t|uU hemlght reform. To
suggested, so there will  be no drffi . ^ ^ ^  ^^ ^ M,ue of
candidature, ami several names se j
cured.   A. York and J. G* McCallum
cultv In tilling the si\ scats.
J caution to avert Ure:   Generally to Wl,*ok will see the situation become
,      ,. ■     ,     ,       i • take   such   steps   for   the   prevent
by Cripple ( reek   (,..     people ,li. ' or check
price asked beta,*; $175,000 on a bond |}Jg"J^ ^ »hey nm, ,llink ,it;
To regulate the storing of powder or
other explosives, and the working of
Industrit a or p nc* - of a character
likely to cause dan
c 1111.1-1 the owner <
or $100,(X.X> cash. It is the only
strictly gold proposition in the camp ;
and the mineral is cloned as a tsllu-
ride George has worked on the i ro
perty all winter, but lias left H for h
while to develop some claims near
Phoenix. He drove 800 feet of a tun
nel, giving at the brcasl 200 feel
depth.   The ledge » as followed all
clearer and the candidates mon* cer
tain.   There is little doubt that a
contest for each  position will take
Mslii-lfil ill !!.•*. i*lsstsiks*.
■er from lire:   Toi
I'anv lot situated
Married.—At the Mothodisl par
within the said town, and within 800 a,r(. Revelstoke, on March 8th, Wm.
leutista *j,wt:iUnK ■"."■•"V" l'ul'!l'"' Mc Uiin. ofthe Hudson B..y Co.,
remove all timber,  brush  or .'.her   '-•"••"■. ,,,.„„,.
n-ih ol an Inflammable nature Nelson, to Caroline, eldest daughter
a devil she hui worn at a masquerade. The next lime the erring ipouse
came home, feeling happy, she soon
donned the costume.   As he opened
the door she said, iii sepulchral tones:
I "Come with nie:  I am the devil."
i The result rather startled her. ns the
respons • to her greeting was: "Zat
n    bo?   Shake, ol' boy.    I'm vour brother-in-law; 1 married your sister."
liss'iir|snittttsssi  Hill,
, ' .       .,  ,,,.   iri'siWI l   il    an   mil lllliii.ioii:    limine , .i< ■-• "* •*-■ ■•■*•*■ ■       "    .    ,    .7       r 1 	
the way  in   the sp.ar./ giadi.al     f              ,     ,     ,        lnU)  rf „     „f Thomas (limn,  manufacturer.^ oi Nothing further has turned up in
widening out and  changing In Char*   •"        '•. .    ■,     .. ., lvterhnrou'-h  int.       he groom was lu,,,"»   '.
act.'.-.   There Is four feel of mis. d ^h\nr*l°hnf' °.rrSwS"fi iUnaco™. misted by Principal Bullion, ol the reference to the bill of incorporation
mimral bearing matter in the brea.-t ^j1'■_">_'; '^'     J?™W)Wn froraflre,   To  Kevelstokfl school,  while the bride fort the town.      It passed Its third
of the drift.                                              r"rbld   the   discharge   of    firearms  W8S assisted by   MISS Smith, another ,.,,,„*lng  ,,„   riRht)   but  so   far  the
within the limits ol tho town or with- '"I the teachers.    I he brine was oe* Ueutentant-governor has not attaeh-
HiiKls Suths.rlasssl I'liiislsn.                 ,           , 1 .-.i...  „. i, .,*,....; ,„,in i nirl v ;il t ireil lu a   travelling cos- ,.,i   hla  altrnatnra   In   the.    bill.    tllUS
Hugh Sutherland, who is now 111
Victoria lighting tho C.P.U. on rail-
mad matters, has sent won! that he
will be here in about two weeks, to
look over his several holdings in the
camp. It is his intention to spend
three months in the Slocan this sum
mcr nnd will make his headquarters
in this town. Just as soon ns the
snow will permit, work will be com
nicncetl on the Evening star group,
Dayton creek, which lias been idle
for almost two years. Tho mine will
be systematically developed to tin
within the limits i.t the town or within such portion ofthe town as the lire
wardens may prescribe1   To forbid
lib- setting lire tn standing trees
within the limits ofthe town.
si,,s sin's. Public School.
f the teachers. The bride was be* jieutentant-governor has not attach-
comlngly attired In a travelling cos- ,.,. .ljs bjM*nMU„-e t„ the bill, thus
tume and carried a bouquet of white mttking  it  law.    The  longer  the.
heather,-sent her bv relatives Of tin
groom In Scotland. Mrs. McAdain
was a  well known Calgary  young
delay, the smaller will be the proportion Of the taxes and licenses
refunded  to   the town.     Just  how
In the annual report of the depart
ment nf education for last year, just
issued, the public school of this town j nt,8g
makes an excellent  showing     It   is
classed as a graded sohool, with two
nm&JUm%mtt*Zm!  *'""i''"r""k •*• 'T ",5t w"ck
being 70.44,   No other town equalsI seized the stamp  null,  tramway*
ladv and, with Mr.  McAdain, spent  S()0|) ,|ie i^n  wj--   |H, Blgned is not
several davs in   town   during   the
week as the guest of W   B, lieorge.
They have several acquaintances iu
town, who wish them every happi-
Ss-lipil  CtaaplM** sTUtttMS.
granted recently
I .sniiiiK I'riiilneiT Ns*ar I'sswss.
Jack Ailcliison ami pirtncrs liave
been working of late oil the I 'onibine
group, adjoining the Nancy Hanks,
and not more than  two miles from
writing, pool, but has Improved In I intention to have sold the .goods and
second division; reading carefully  general Improvements yesterday, bat
taught." the tale has been  postponed to tho
I     ; „„, 25th.   The company is endeavoring
Maw Sohool mil. -..*••.     . 1      . ,  1
to straighten up socoonta and nave
i„„de an  oiler  nf half of the   total
The. new provi rial school bill has | u,,iiii|tlesdown, ami the  balance in
been introduced into thc legislature,   six weeks 01* so.   The offer was re
town.   They have been running in a I and is on the Hues suggested by Thk | fused.
kimwn,  but  it  cannot be delayed
much longer.
Appsndad is a eomplstellst of the various record! registered at the local registry office, 11. P. Christie boinii mining
Mar 5-Alitla B, Springer creek, Chai
V. Bar ber.
Mar 7—Entsrprtw fr.
Mar -5--C P K ,!*, M L Nicbolaon to D
8-Lu LU Hi Wm Kerr to K I) Ken-
Niirmor, Liitle Horritt. Aunty Lain,
all. Rlohmond **j,Fmil Hauck to James
B Horrls
Mar J—Enterprise If,
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Tn* longest night lias Its morning,
lis evening the weariest slay;
The bluest ol skies mill grow fllray
And merge into clouds ol gray;
The hot, burning drought will bs brakm
By showers ol gentle rain
Anil the mists that the showers engender
Its- dispersed by the suu again.
The warm winds that drift (rom the south ltasl
Will follow the ley blast
That sweeps over meadow and woodland
When tin. DiowSakcl tall thiek and fast.
On the meadows, now brown snd barren,
The daisies again will nod,
And the ripe, golden wheat will be gleamiaa.
Where the snowdrifts lie deep on the sod.
The weariest lane has its turning;
The dawn on the ihii'kness wails.
Through death's portal, so dark and so lonely,
We enter tin* heavenly gates.
Wrong shall by lislit lie supplanted,
Anil justice shall triumph yet,
And tlie Bowers of freedom shall bourgeon
On the graves of our heroes blood wet.
The hearts that are sehing with sorrow
Again shall rejoiee and be glad,
The smiles of contentment and pleasure
Illumine the face thut is sad.
Time heals every wound, e'en tho keenest,
(Jrief fades like the mist away,
And peace floods the spirit once blighted
As the sunlight makes radiant the day.
So patience, oh, love, yet havo patience,
Endure and be silent awhile!
The darkness you walk in will vanish,
And on you the bright sun will smile.
Thc night that surrounds you is fleeting,
Though ths light in the east dawns not yet;
Be patient, oh, love, yet a little,
Be patient and do nut (orgetl
—E. B. Smith in Minneapolis Journal.
A Woman Who Bid Not Know the J \
Strength of Her Love.
"What would we live on, Max?" laughed Sydney Vernon, glancing down at her
elegant morning dress, with the pretty
slipper just peeping from beneath iti
hem. "It's all very well to eschew the
practicabilities of life, but they are somewhat necessary, for all that, and I have
never seen any great evidence of economy on your part, and I am quite sure
you have not on mine."
Max Bayard tugged impatiently at his
mustache as the girl whom a moment
before he had asked to be his wife thus
answered him.
He had known her long enough to
learn to love her with all the strength of
his great heart, to worship her beauty,
to follow her constantly with his eyes,
knowing but one wish, one hope, that she
might be his.
And she fancied, not altogether wrongly, that his love bad met some return.
Her eyes had brightened at his coming,
her voice had learned to welcome him,
until he felt he must end suspense and
gain some assurance; the more so that a
Mr. Clayton had lately come upon the
scene, a rich and childless widower, who
evidently looked with favor upon the
belle of the watering place and whom
her aunt, under whose care she was, if
not the young lady herself, looked upon
with favor in return.
"I have never had an incentive to economy," Max said in answer. "I have
enough to live on and feed my horses,
though my tailor's bill does trouble me
now and then, I confess; but, Sydney, I
will change all that, dear. I can't perhaps give you all the luxuries to which
you are accustomed, but you shall not
lack for comforts, that I promise you."
"We should be miserable, Max, miserable, both you and I," the girl answered
bitterly. "We have not cither of us been
reared in a school of poverty. I would
cry for cake, while you could only give
me bread, and you for nie, while I could
give you only kisses. Come, be sensible,
and let us be good friends."
"Friends? Never!" he exclaimed. "I
am starving, and you throw me a stone.
Look into my eyes, Sydney, straight and
true, and say you do not love me, and 1
will go away and trouble you no more."
The long lashes drooped low on her
"I cannot quite say that," she answered, "but I will say more. 1 promised last night to become Mr. Clayton's
wifo within six months."
Max Bayard's handsome face grew
white to the very lips. A look of deadly
anger, mingled with something like loathing, crept into it. Sydney shrank from it
as from a blow.
"Don't, Max, don't!" she cried. "I
couldn't help it.   I am very sorry."
"You could not help It! You are very
sorry!" he repeated very slowly. "Could
not help what? Toying with me for your
amusement—playing fast and loose with
your victim or selling yourself to the
highest bidder? Which? You are very
■orry for whom? For the man you led
With these words he turned and left
her sitting on the sausls, the ocean making ita low moan nt her feet.
"Oh, if it would come on and on and
swallow me up!" she wailed in echo. "1
love him, I love him! Max, you nre
right; the man I propose to marry does
deserve the pity. But you—ob, my love,
you might have spared me your bate! I
did It for tbe Jiest—I did it for the best."
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Six years bad passed—six years fraught
Indeed with change.
"If she had been but true to herself
and me," Max Bayurd had thought when
but a few months after the event which
had driven liitn from his native land to
find fiir»,'etfulness in travel a letter had
been put into his hand which had followed liiiu from port to port, announcing
that ho hud fallen heir to a fortune which
might have challenged Mr. Clayton's ia
Its magnitude.
"If only she had trusted me," he said
bitterly again and again In the lonely
hours of the night, despising himself that
he could not learn to hute her.
A year afterward he married. Ills wife
was very young ami very lovely, but there
were depths in his nature thut her hand
never stirred, and even ns she lay with
ber bead pillowed on his breast another
haunting face would come between and
mid the caressing murmur of her words
would sound Ihe echo of thc "might hsve
But he loved her very dearly aud
mourned ber very truly when, one short
year after their marriage, he laid her
away in her grave and took up the burden of life again, with thc added responsibility of the tiny infant daughter she
had left him.
"Wanted.—A lady to superintend the
education of a little girl. Apply between
the houra of 4 aud (J at .
It wns In answer to this advertUameat
thnt, six years after that memorable afternoon upon the beach, a lady stood
waiting in the elegant drawing room of
the house to which she had been directed.
Her veil was down, nnd the room wus
half in shadow from the heavy curtains
which draped the window, but for all
that she started when a step crossed the
hall and a gentleman, his hair slightly
tinged with gray, entered.
She had sunk back on the sofa, and her
frame quivered with emotion.
"You have come, madam, in answer to
my advertisement?" he asked cautiously.
"No, no!" she answered. "There are
reasons why it will now be impossible for
me to accept the situation offered."
That voice! Had it not too long haunted him to be thus easily forgotten?
Would he not know it, even though it
sounded above his very grave?
"Sydney! you here?" he exclaimed.
"Ah, Mrs. Clayton—pardon me; for the
moment I forgot."
Then she threw back her veil. Six
years had made little change. It was the
same beautiful face, but grown very
pale, and the lovely month quivered as
she spoke.
"Believe me, I would not have intruded
myself upon you hud 1 dreamed it wns
you who had inserted the advertisement.
I had not even heard of your marriage."
"My wife is dead," he answered. "But
stay." ns she arose to go. "Tell me how
It happens that you are in necessity. Is
Mr. Clayton dead?"
She shuddered.
"Yon mistake," she said. "I did not
marry Mr. Clayton. I am Sydney Vernon
"Yon did not marry him?"
"No. It is n woman's privilege, you
know, to change her mind, but my aunt
was very angry nnd nt her death she left
me nothing. Your advertisement attracted me. 1 thought I might learn to love a
little girl."
"And you will not learn to love my little motherless child?" he asked. "Accept
this position, I beg of you. Miss Vernon.
It is only that you should see she is not
left to the mercy of nurses und that she
has some retining care."
So it wns at last decided, and Sydney
found the old emptiness of life fled since
her heart and hands were full.
She rarely saw the master of the
house. One day when she had entered
on some errand into his study she had
seen hanging over bis desk tbe fair, pictured face of Mabel's mother.
"How soon he learned to love again,"
she thought. "And I—I whom he so
cruelly condemned—threw aside ambition and wealth for the idol I could never grasp."
But one evening Mabel stole to the
side of the lovely lady who had won all
her loyal little heart.
"Papa is ill," she said. "Did yon know
it. Miss Sydney? Won't you go nurs*
him like you do me when me is ill?"
"Certainly, darling, if I can do anything."
And with trembling steps she descended the stairs and entered his room.
For hours she sat beside him, changing
the cooling bandages upon his brow aud
fanning his fevered cheeks.
Mabel had conic softly in for her good
night kiss; then he had fallen asleep,
and she hnd fenrcd to stir, as she might
waken him.
"Sydney, why did you not marry Mr.
Hnd he really spoken or was it her
own thoughts which formed tbe question? No, he was awake now, his eyes
resting upon her.
"You have no right to nsk me," she
■aid imperiously. "Let the dead past
bury its dead,"
"No right perhaps—that I admit, but
answer mc nil the same. For the sake
of all these starving years let me know
the truth."
"Because I did not love him," she answered; then—"becuuse I found myself
weaker than I knew."
"Oh, Sydney, if we had known—if we
hnd known! My darling, was there another reason? Was it because you loved
In his voice there thrilled the truth
In that mnment she knew herself empress of his heart all these years, and
gliding from her chair until she fell back
on her knees by his side, with her beautiful head close pressed against his heart,
while his kisses rained upon ber hair, she
"Because I shall lore you while life
A month later there was a quiet wed
ding, when, after six years' cruel waiting,
Sydney made tlie life happiness of the
man to whom she gave herself, a royal
gift, hut they always said, with a sigh of
deep regret, that iu both their lives they
bad lost—six years.—Sparc Moments.
Power of Hank.
One day at the Kremlin in Moscow
Miss Hnpgoiid, un American lady, was
favored with an amusing manifestation
of the all pervading intliieucc in Itussian
life of "official" rank.
While looking ut objects of interest
she noticed u large, handsomely bound
book flanked by pen and ink on a side
table. As she opened the book an attendant pounced upon ber.
"Don't touch that!" he said peremptorily.
"Why not? If you do not wish people
to look at this collection of ancient documents—I suppose that is what It is—you
■hould lock it up or label it, 'Hands off!' "
retorted the annoyed lady.
"It isn't ancient documents, and you
are not to touch it," he said, taking the
book out of ber bands. "It Is strictly reserved for the signatures of distinguished
visitors—crowned hends, royal princes,
embassadors ami the like."
"Then it does not interest me in the
least, and if you would label it to thnt
effect no one would cure to disturb it,"
answered the American woman.
Soon after ehe wns joined by one of
the powerful officials of the Kremlin
who hnd made an appointment to show
the American ludy about. As she went
from one object to another with the official the attendants hovered respectfully
In the rear, evidently impressed with the
frieudly lone of the conversation. When
the round had been made and the oflicinl
had departed to his duties, thc guardian
of the autograph nllittm invited her to
add her "Illustrious" name to tbe list.
She refused, he entreated aud at last
fairly dragged her to tlie table and stood
guard over her while she wrote her name.
—Youth's Companion.
Type*, and Sparing,
"You," he cried, "are lhe type of perfect womanhood."
"And you an* the type of perfect manhood,"  she  fullered  shyly.
"We are spaeed out too much, don't
you think?" lie whispered.
And as he drew her tu his bosom he
encountered only the feeblest nnd most
perfunctory resistance.—Detroit Journal.
Mr. Dwlght Its'giisi In the Service or the
Montreal Telegraph, t'ouipitny ill 1SIT,
and lias Grown to lit* the President
and General Miinugei- of the Great
Northwestern Telegraph Company—
—Has Served the Country.
Mr. H. P-. Dwlght was born of
New England parentage at Belleville, Jefferson County, New York,
Pec. 28, 1828. IHs entered the service of the Montreal Telegraph Company in tho year of its inception—
1817—and was lirst stationed at
Belleville, anil afterwards at Montreal, where he remained until 1850.
He was then removed to Toronto,
and a few years Inter wns appointed
General Western Superintendent of the
company, in which capacity extensions were projected and carried out
under his direction throughout the
whole of Western Ontario,
In the year 1881 an amalgamation
of telegraph interests in the Dominion was brought about, and the lines
of the Montreal and Dominion Companies merged under the charter of
the Great Northwestern Telegraph
Company. Mr. Dwight. received the
appointment of General Manager of
the combined system, and a few
years later was also appointed Vice-
President of the company, In the
year 1893 be was elected President
of the company, since which time he
has filled the dual ollice of President
and General Manager. The Great
Northwestern Telegraph Company operates 40,000 miles of wire, and
maintains in the neighborhood of 2,-
000 offices, extending throughout the
Provinces of Ontario, Quebec, New
Brunswick and Manitoba, as well as
a portion of the northern part of
New Vork State. The efficiency and
extent of the Canadian Telegraph
service to-Muy is largely attributed
to Mr. Owight's energy und enterprise, unit he has long enjoyed the
sobriquet of "the Father of Canadian
On many occasions Mr. Dwight
lias rendered services of the utuiost
importance to the Government of the
country. During the Fenian ltaid
lhe distribution sif operators along
the various frontiers where trouble
existed or was threatened was placed in his hands, and Isy this means
the Government were in a position
to act with a knowledge and promptitude which would otherwise have
been totally lacking. During the
Northwest rebellion in 1885 he also
rendered signal service to the Government along similar lines, his services iu this connection having been
publicly acknowledged in Parliament
by the .Minister of Militia.
Aside from his connection with
tlie telegraph service, Mr. Dwight at
the present time is Vice-President of
the t.'aiiadiun General Electric Company, President of the Birkbeek Investment, Security and Savings Company, and a director of the Toronto
and London Electric Eight Companies. Mr. Dwight has always taken an active interest in civic government, and has identified himself with
every progressive movement in this
direction, llu was one of the pioneer promoters of electric lighting in
Toronto. The telephone also, in its
early and experimental duys, hnd tho
benefit of his wide electrical knowledge, nnd the lirst telephonic wire
ever tiled in thnt city was constructed Iml ween his private residence and
the ts st ing station,
Socially, there ure few men who
stand higher in the community than
.Mr. Dwight. He bus been an enthusiastic spoilsman all his life, und
from   the  time  Of   its  crculioil   up    to
within a recent data wus a member
of the Ontario Eisli und Game Com*
mission. He Is nl present chairman
of the investigating governors of the
Royal Canadian Humane Association,
in Which he has taken an active interest for a. number of years pust.
Mr. Dwight is a member of the
Church of England, and has been
twice married, his present wife being
the daughter of the late William Ilej-
liwell, the well-known Vork pioneer, who died a few years since.
I's-opls- ssf Nuts**
Among the 070 member! of the
new house of commons two aro
above KO years of age.
i.ord  Brougham commonly    spent
three or four weeks in study before
writ ing u great speech.
Mr. Andrew 1). White, the United
states ambassador at Derltn, has
been elected a member of the Berlin
Academy of Bclonce,
The Dear Of Uussin makes it a rule
to spend at least three hours every
day   with  his  children,   to  whom  ho
is iis'C|iiy attached,
Lord Salisbury is a collector ol
historic relics, und bis house ut Hatfield is full of Ilie results of his re-
sea relies. lie OWlii ulining these the
cradle in which Queen EHlEuboth was
rocked us a baby,
Kissss-ui-ii mn in siii<< Hound,
•luck—Vou   never      told   me     Miss
Fnlrglrl  wns  un  nlhls-le.
Nelly—Well,   in   ill"?
Jack—\iu,     she   has   thrown     me
Hum    Danker   T.   Washington   Qrnll-
Hesl tu Enter Hampton,
"As soon as possible after reaching thr.
grounds of the Hampton institute." said
Booker T. Washington, "1 presented myself before the head teacher for assign*
ment to n class. Having been so limit
, without proper food, a bath and change
of clothing, 1 did not, of courstrt make a
very favorable impression upon her, and
I could see at once that there were doubts
in her mind about the wisdom of admit*
ting me ns u student. I felt that I could
hardly blame her if she got ills- idea that
I was a worthless loafer or tramp. For
some time she did nor refuse to admit
nie, neither did she decide In my favor,
and I continued to linger about lier and
to impress her in all the ways 1 eon Id
with my worthiness;. Iu the meantime 1
saw her admitting other students, aud
that added greatly to my discomfort, for
I felt deep down In my heart that I eotld
do as well as they if I could only get a
chance to show what was in me.
"After some hours had passed the bent!
teacher said to me: 'Tlie adjoining recitation room heeds sweeping. Tnke this
broom anil sweep it.'
"It occurred to me r.t once thai here
was my chance. Never did I receive nn
order with more delight. I knew lh:it 1
could sweep, for Mrs. ItuiTniT had thoroughly taught me !m\y to slo thai when I
lived with her.
"I swept the iceiliitioii loom thl't'l
times. Then I got a dusting cloth nnd
dusted it four limes. All Ilie wnodwoil.
around the walls, eveiy lli'lull, table and
desk I went over four times with my
dusting cloth. Besides, every piece of
fn> itnre had hern moved and i very
closet and corner in the room had been
thoroughly cleaned. I had the feeling
that, in u large measure, my future depended upon the impression I mode upon
the teacher in the cls-aning of thnt num..
When I was through, I reported to the
head teacher. She was a Yankee woman who knew where to look for dirt.
She went into the room and inspected
the floor and closets. Then she took her
handkerchief and rubbed it on tbe wood
work about the walls and over the table
nnd benches. When she wns unable to
find one bit of dirt on the floor or a particle of dust on any of the furniture, she
quietly remarked:
"'I guess you will do to enter this Institution.'
"I was one of the happiest souls on
earth. The sweeping of lhat room was
my collegia, examination, and never did
nny youth pass nu examination for entrance into Harvard or Yale that gave
him more genuine satisfaction. I have
passed several examinations since then,
but I have always felt that this was the
best one I ever passes"*,"--Outlook.
Street Nes-dletvossien.
If it is a novelty it must sometimes be
a convenience to be able to have one's
garments mended on the street while one
waits. In nearly nil the p-nciptil cities
of China native sewing women are to be
seen seated ou low stools or perhaps on
the sidewalk mending articles of mnscu-
line wearing apparel.
The accomplishments of these street
seamstresses are somewhat limited, their
efforts with the needle being confined, ns
a rule, to "running." Other brunches of
needlework nre practically unknown to
them. As a consequence, their efforts lire
better appreciated by natives than by
Americun or English travelers.
They nre never short of patrons among
the Chinese tradesmen, for these are
often natives of other districts and. having come to the city to engage iu business, have no one to mend a rent for
them. Their wives bciug left at home,
they are glad to employ the street needlewomen. For this class of customers tbe
skill of the itiuerant sewing woman answers every purpose.
The Ledger Monthly has a good word
fo Say for these Chinese sewing women.
As a rule, they bear nu excellent reputation. They nre usually the wiviss of boatmen and laborers who live in the houseboats which line the creeks, nnd their
needles are a great help in solving thu
problem ot maintenance iu a crowded
Sumner's Lack of Humor.
Charles Sumner iu most matters was
quick enough of apprehension, yet even
he lac'ted the sense of humor. It is snid
that one day after tidings had arrived
from Washington of lhe suicide of I'rov-
ost I'aradol, the brilliant French embassador, Sumuer was giving his theories ns
to the cause of the act when Lowell asked, "Did you see the embassador often
hefore bis death?"
"Yes," was the reply; "I saw him every day."
"Did you converse with him in English
or in French ?"
"Ob, I talked noihing but French."
"Gentlemen," said Lowell, "we do not
need to seek ouy further reason for bis
death. This fully explains the suicide."
The explosion which followed, we are
told, Sumner was never able to understand.
To a friend who hnd expressed his sympathy for Sumner when taken III he replied, "I am not afraid to die, for I have
read through Calvln'i "Bsstltii*"*' in the
original Latin."
The Mediaeval  Archdeacon.
Episcopal jokes, says a London paper,
are usually as cryptic ns the jests of
Aristophanes over which Mr. Verdant
Green's studious neighbor used to chuckle
when made painfully appurent 'by the
help of Llddell and Scott. At Bristol Dr.
Browne has sadly bewildered his assembled clergy and "faithful laity" by com-
plaining that he ts only "a monocular
His lordship wns. of course, making sly
reference to thc fact thnt an archdeacon
was formerly termed "ocultis episcopi,"
and the diocese of Bristol contains only
one archdeaconry.
But in the middle ages the nrchdeacon
wns not only "the bishop's eye." but a
spy. who used to blackmail the clergy and
perpetrate such terrible enormities thnt a
ineiliu'vnl schoolman seriously propounded the questiou. "Can an archdeacon be
Sore Tip.
Mr. MeddergrusB--Hl Slocum sent $10
to a fuller in New York to lind out how
to win nt roulette,
Mr. Feddeishnclc-Whnt did tho feller
Mr. MeddergraHs -Sal*' to "r"n thc
game yourself."
nu ami.
"Haven't you got through yet?" asked
the Impatient customer.
"Flirty near," answered the bootblack,
polishing away with all his might. "I
kin see my finish."—Chicago Tribune.
An liigs*nlinia Vasiikeo   Has a Volar Jlotoi
lu Cull Operation In ;mitii-
ern Culltni'iiUi.
Bottled sunshlnq is one of the
dreams of science. Whon it Uvomes
possible to run motors with the energy of the sun's rays without tho
intervent ion of coul 01' sleain the
world -will bo revolutionized. Tlie
discoverer of the process will work
greater changes than any Alexander
or Cuesur Who ever lived anil conquered. Science bus long known bow
to make steam with sunshine, but
the  discovery  has   hitherto  takon   an
experimental rather than u practical
form. California now claims the distinction of showing thai   a    "solar
motor"  mit*,'   be  it  commercial      success.   Perhaps   this  should   have   In en
expected of the land of sunshine, and
yet, oddly enough, tho machine comes
from   the  foggy   const  of  Ntjv*.      b"ng*
land,   The   Yankee  notion     Is      1'roti
Boston und hus just been set   up    ai
the  ostrich   farm   near  South      Paso
dona, The sun's heat is being    usot
to make steam,  which  in  turn  run
an engine to pump water.
Almost every boy learns some
thing of the heat of the sun's con
contented ri\ys when a companloi
holds a sun glass over the bach o
the innocent's band and scorches thi
skin. Thc solar mot or. instead of us
ing a gigantic lens to concentruti
the sun's rays, achieves the same re
suit by an enormous reflector or per
ies of reflection. The reflector may bi
likened to a great, umbrella >-estiii'
on  its edge  on   the ground.  The     in
side is sheathed    with hundreds    o
small   mirrors,   which   catch   a   great
amount  of  sunshine  and  reflect      thi
raj'S SO that  nil  Of them  meet     at    i
point    corresponding to the    crooked
end of the umbrella handle*.   At thai
particular    point    is    suspended      a
Steam     boiler.     which  receives      the
heat of tho concentrated rays of the
sun.    The heat, makes the water    in
the boiler  turn   Into  vapor,    and    it
then only    renin ins    to    conduct the
steam to an engine.
The reflector is open at top and
bottom, like a lamp shade. The
larger opening, which is turned upward toward the sun, is 33 feet ti
inches in diameter, and the oilier is
lo feet in diameter. The reflector is
composed of 1.788 mirrors each
about .'I1 j by 21 inches in size The
apparatus weighs 8,800 pounds. The
machine  is  mounted     somewhat  like
TMC VILA* r sTTOrv- XOC V f *_/.  jflt
'—-.■*■ rail S ••<••■•■  m-asii     JT \   ll
#'*%i*.-^^w:3ftv /      V ti
1 • ilF-^*%ta :/§\i /Br" i*'^tt^A~i\mY ■
I    1 a             ■ i jijjol ■               r*—."rv~-
a telescope, so that it can bs* swung
around and steadily look Old Sol
in the face ull day as he makes his
triumphal progress across the sky.
The boiler is of tubular form und
Ll feet <> Inches in length, lt has a
capacity of 100 gallons of water
and a steam space of eight cubic
feat, it is made of lire box steel
and covered with nn absorptive material, of which lampblack is ono
of the principal Ingredients.
llu* engineer In charge of the construct inn asserts thai the concentration of the radiant heat of the
sun is capable of rinsing the temperature several thousand degrees,
but thnt the boiler can become no
hotter than the water within it
which  is  brought     to a  temperature
of a.'O to i' 0 dogroes, it is possible
to get ISO pounds Of steam pressure
per square Inch in an hour from
cold water.
The operation of lhe motor is exceedingly simple, it is mounted on
bull bearings and so carefully balanced that a boy can easily mow it
about it on its grooves, When power is desired it is necessary to swing
tbo rcilector into foeua to catch the
sun's rn\s. This is done by turning
a crank. An indicator near by shows
ut a  glance  when  the mirrors  ate in
proper   pdaitlon   for   a true focus.
Tins found, ibe operator may go
down  to Santa   Hiii'lnirii   for  a  swim.
tor the reflector is run by clockwork
nnd will follow tho sun closely all
day. The engine is automatic and
self-oiling. The boiler is automatic,
the supply of water being maintained at a certain stage without danger of there being too much or two
Tlio motor is guaranteed to pro-
duce ten horse power, but lt Is
thought it. can be made to yield lit-
icen horse power or more. It is em-
plo.veil in pumping water from tm
underground tank twelve feet deep.
It lifts 1,100 gallons per minute,
equivalent to 158 miners' inches.
Tho motor is expected to work at
nil seasons of the year regardless of
heal, colli or storm, so long us the
sun shines.
T*St In  V\ iitti's-issc Urea.
In tho fall of 'OS I hud about 25
colonies in tho bee cellar in ten-
fnune Langslrolh hives. The supers
wore filled with chaff and loaves.
They all lived through the winter,
but in the spring the combs were
(lump and moldy und the bees were
very weak und much reduced in numbers, There was no ventilation in
the top of the hives, which, in my
opinion, was tho cttuse of the
trouble, says Die **.'. E, Homestead.
My cellar was dug throe feet in the
ground, and the roof covered with
boards, Chaff anil earth. I now have
the cellar seven feet undes ground,
with poles laid across the top and
covered With U12 feet of earth. I
like this very much better. The
temperature is about 45 degrees. As
an experiment I tried keeping two
colonies last winter in the snma
way, and they came out stronger
than any.
Tbe 2:10 pacers up to the close of
last season number 3."ii.
Theodore Sbelton. 2ffl%, will race
In "pyjamas" uext vuar.
Ed (jeers will campaign*the $10,000
pacing stallion Direct Hal uext yenr.
Minstrel, a H-ye.ir-old prize winning
Pereheroo stallion, was sold recently
for $'J..r0i).
During the past year tbe French
government expended a tomi of <•>:!,-
23&.U00 for the "ucourageroent of bursa
Frank Williams of Corning. N. Y.,
the present owner of Charlev llayt,
2*Si%. reports the fast pacer In splendid condition.
Catharine M, uow In the bands of
Barney Demurest, is credited with a
trial of 2*00*4, and stake engagements
for 1001 are to lie made for ner.
Ballerioii. 2:1TV4. al Trenton. Sept. 1*5,
and the fastest new trotter by A Her ton.
2*0U*4, will head the campaigning stable of tbe Sharon Hill stock farm in
.lames C. Wallace of Morgontown,
\V. Va.. has In Billy Boyle. 2:_'7*,j. by
Alfred O, 2:lS:)i, QUI of B mare by Alcantara, a very promising horse. Ho
Is but 4 years sihl ami keeps Improving right ulong.-Horseman.
There Is no out ward sign of trne
courtesy thai tines nut rest on a deep
morn 1 foundation.   Ooetbe.
Ue who ts not contented wltb whet
be has would uoi be cooieniesl with
what be would like *o have.- Socrates.
It Is a wise man who knows bis o«-n
business, nnd It t*> a wiser man who
thoroughly niteuds to It.—LL L Way-
The cheerful live loneest In vonrs and
afterward lo oor regards. Cbs*s'rful-
ness Is the offshoot of goodness.—
Bo vest.
Every person haf two "MlurntlonR. "na
Which be receives from others and o»*i?s,
more Important, which be gives himself.- (Jib bon.
"I suppose Peckmnn Is bnppy, no**!
he has n handsome wagon."
"Well, 1 don't know. What he needs
to complete bis happiness Is a nngless
wlfsv"—Philadelphia Bulletin.
Ilnsl lliiisiim-iui-isi.
Saucy Soubretts* (in the "continuous")—
When do you go on?
Coinediun—KlgJit after the trnlned donkeys.
Bauey BoubrettS— Heavens! It's 8
wonder the stage iniiiiager doesn't try
lo break the iiionutoiiy moro than he
does.—Brooklyn Life.
Dr. Chase Makes Friends
of Hosts of Women
By Curing Their Peculiar Ills—Dr. Chase's Nerve Food
a Surprising Restorative for Pale, Weak,
Nervous  Women.
As a result of much conilnement
within doors, and the consequent
lack of fresh air and heiltln'ul exercise, most women not only lose mn'h
in figure and complexion, btit also
suffer moro or less from serious bodily derangements as the result of thin,
watery blood and exhausted nervous
Moro than nine-tenths of tho coses
of diseases peculiar to women ure directly due to a weakened condition of
the nerves, and can bo cured thoroughly and permanently by taking
mild outdoor exercise, breathing
plenty of pure, fresh nlr and using
Dr. t'hnse's Nervo Food to form new
blood and revitalize the depleted nervous system.
It takes time to build up the system anew, to fill tbj shrivelled arteries with now, rich blood, restore tho
wasted nerve cells, and renew tho activities of tho bodily organs, but tho
persistent use of Dr. Chase's Nerve
Food will accomplish theso result*
and bring health and happiness to
weak,  nervous  and  suffering  women.
Mrs. OhMs H. Jones, Plerceton,
Que., writes: "Foi years I havo been
• great sufferer with my heart    and
nerves. I would tako shaking spells,
and a di/./.y, swimming feeling would
coirfe over me. Night after night I
•would neviT close my eyes, and my
head would ache as though It would
burst. At last I had to keep to my
bed, und though my doctor attended
mo from fall until spring, his medicine did not help me, 1 havo now
taken five boxes of Dr. Chase's Nerve
Food, and it litis done mo more good
than I over believed a medicine could
do. Words fall to express my grati-
tudo for the wonderful euro brought
about by this treatment."
Mrs. Margaret Iron, Towor Hill, N.
B., writes:  "Dr. Chaso's Nerve Food
I has done me a world of good. I was
so weak that I could not walk twice
the length of thc houso. HI nee using
Dr. Chaso's Nerve Food I have been
I completely restored, 1 can walk a
mllo without any inconvenience.
Though 70 years old and quite fleshy,
I do my own housework, and considerable sewing, knitting and reading
besides.   Dr. Chase's Nervo Food has
j proved  of  inestimable  value  to mo."
Dr. Chasn'H Nerve Food, f>0 cents a
[ box,  at all     dealers,   or  ItklmansoBi
iButes A Co., Toronto. i '.:■
The Drill.
Early Reaper, 2:00%, will not be nccii
on tlie turf until VM2.
piuukett i": 13-14. ut the age of 14 Is a
g0U1l lu.i.lstei- lit I.n ('.'situs, Cal.
The thoroughbred sin* Kingston lirt*=
been insured for $"0,000 wild un 1'iik
llsb company.
Mettelas, 2:19'/1, the Uilnl biggest
money winner on tin* Lake Erie elr-
eUlt, will be Sandled In 1$01 hy \V. .1.
Carthage Girl,' 2.1,"i"4. the b!ggi*ft
money winner over the Lnue Erii- elr
cUlt. is being prepared for 1!)01 by Alllc
DlnvOlo, 2:1214. recently piirrlmsoi,
bj ,1,re O'Nell. Is expected to be n
fljjijsjprous competitor In next scnsonV
•j 1;; pacing elnss.
John Lnuglilln, wlio handled tho
roDiigsters for Dr. J. (.'. McCoy, K.I.U
wood. I"'!,, is now one of the nasist-
anl trainers In r.awsou's stable.
jtni Burns, 2.18%, bns Been pur-
cbascil by John Lake, n memtwr of
the Milwaukee Driving chili. This
horse ims tho nnlque record of bavlna
irotted n heat In a race with hla driver
•end in the sulky.
The (Ireenvllle (N. Ci relnsmnn. R.
I. Smith, will bo doin on the l.uUe Kris-
nirc 1 in 1001 with tsury Asbby, 2:U%
:m) I'nddy McO'r.*..".'!'. 2-31*4 Tile
liasi Boiiaon he woo $1,2s00 with Bird
Eyo. 2:14*4
A :; year-old filly by Advertiser.
2:1"i','i, out of Sontng Dixie, dnin of
Paw nte, 2.13, Is expected to show net-
ier ilmu 2:13 in 1001. She is owned
by Finnk 11. Burke, San Francisco,
who paid only S4fi for ber.—Horseman.
Messrs. C. C. Richards & Co.,
Yarmouth, N. .S.
iis nt 1.-men,—In January last, Francis Lfclaire, one of the men employed by me working in the lumber
woods, had a tree full on him, crushing him fearfully. He was, when
loiinii placed on a sled and
tiKi'ii home, where grave fears were
entertained for his recovery, his hips
being badly bruised, and his body
»v id black from his ribs to his
or. him freely to deaden the pain,
and with the use of three bottles he
w.is completely cured and able to return to hla work.     .SAUVEU DUVAL
Elgin  ltoad. L'Islet Co.,  O.u I ,
May   '"(ith.   1898.
The Other Man's).
"Yon had a horse standing out herel"
eaiil the hoy as he entered the corner gro-
wry and was asked what he wauted.
"Will?" queried tha grocer,
"lis. was hitched to B wagon?"
"1 cam*  ulong  with   a  tater  la  my
"N.st a doubt of it."
"Anil, tu see if the horse was alive, I
haulisj off and plunked him."
"J lee.   And he was alive."
"lis. was, sir.    He reared np nnd then
went ruining off as hard as he could go,
and he's a mile away, and the wagon is
(II kicked to pieces by this time."
"And like a truthful, honest lad you
came iu to tell me of it and Bet your reward'/" queried the grocer.
"That's it. sir. You've got some big
apples there, and if ynu think"—
"Then*, there, huh: run along. The
horse nnd wagon belong to the hardware
man next door, and if ynu iro in and show
yuur Integrity he'll probably reward ynu
with a paper of carpet tacks." — Exchange.      	
Innocent's Abroad.
In relatiliK some of the mishaps which
befell him during his travels in Germany,
Justice Carol-He said: "In Nuremberg
we ordered the cabman to take us to the
Strauss hotel. He drove us to n lintel
whore it said in big letters 'Ostrich lintel.'
1 insisted on being taken to the Strauss
The cabman became angry, We •refused
to alight. High words ensued. Thereupon a gentleman stopped op and informed me that 'Strauss' was German fur
'Ostrich.' We quietly alighted, and the
Sturm wns over.
"At Frankfort wo desired to p) to the
Swan hotel. The driver Insisted upon
our alighting n: the '('y>,''c hotel.' Argti-
ttientl again took place, nnd finally It
canio upon me that 'Cygne' was French
'or that noble bird, the swan. All this
ooeqrred, too, In the presence of the re*
hinio members of the family, all of whom
■puke Fri'nch. but eygos wiib loo inueb
for iliom."—A     .1111 ut.
Whim a fool Is silent il is ofli-a at
ths* wrong time.
A surgeon will' not hesitate to cut
his best friend if he thinks it noces-
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Imitations- box, name and
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Dodd's Kidney i'llls are
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The S11111U. Wiry Individual and th*
Mnn Who Terrorls»d u Train.
"The only real knockout blow that I
ever saw delivered," said a g< \ ?i- .lent
Officer, "wus on a passenger train traveling through the mountainous section of
Kentucky a few years ago. You-know
those Kentucky mountain people are
bard propositions when they get filled
with their favorite product, and they are
naturally disposed to make trouble at
any old time. I was oo the train one
morning when a strapping Hoosier came
in. He was londed down to the gunnels
nnd was flourishing a bowie knife and
threatening to kill every man on board.
Nobody seemed willing to stop him, and
he weDt through the car cursing and
swearing and with hig knife always
raised. There wns an Innocent looking
little fat fellow burled behind a newspaper. He was pretending to read, but
he was shaking with terror. The tough
sport saw him. 'Don't you try to read
while I am lalkingl' he shouted, and
with thnt he ripped the newspaper into
shreds with his bowie knife. The little
mnn tossed off a couple of fits, and then
the fighter went for another victim.
"A wiry little chap was standing in the
front door, and the mountaineer made a
break for him. Just as he raised his knife
in his drunken effort to rip out the pool
man's heart the latter had the presence
of mind to protect himself. 'Look behind
you there, quick 1' shouted the little chap
and quick ns a flash the mountaineer
turned, thinking to see an enemy. As he
turned, the wiry chap pasted that tough
right on Ihe point of the jaw. He hit with
his fist, but the blow was true, and the
big fellow went to the bottom of the car
in a heap. The blow upset him. He
quivered nnd squirmed like a dying hog,
nud the knife fell from his twitching
fingers.   He was not able to rise.
"Just nbout this time the short, fat
sport whose paper he had ripped to
pieces came flying to tho scene. Without
a word he jumped on the mountaineer
and pounded him in the fnce with bis
shoes. He kickesl nnd cuffed him until
the blood spouted. He was the brnvest
mnn I ever saw, although a moment"be-
fore he was scared to death. Finally we
hnd to pull him off. nnd when the tough
regaiued consciousness he sneaked to another car without stopping to get hi*
"We passed a station nbont this time,
and when the train started again two big.
rough looking people dashed into the car
with tho same bloody bowie kuive*. 'Who
hit my brother? Who hit my brother?'
'The man who hit your brother got off nt
that station,' said the little chap who had
landed the knoeknut blow, nnd after a
lot of cursing the two toughs went from
the car. They joined the defeated tough,
but that individual was so well licked
that he kept his mouth shut and never
sont his brothers back to start more trouble. It was a thrilling moment on the
train, and every passenger went up and
shook hands with the wiry chap, although
we did not give many glnd hnnds to the
little fat fellow who got brave only when
the mountaineer was at tha bottom of the
A Clever I.nnntle.
"A funny thing," says the Kennebec
(Me.) Journal, "happened in the amusement hall nt the insane hospital one even*
ing during a minstrel entertainment. Oue
of thc soloists hnd just sung a song, to
which he received n generous encore. In
responding he stepped to the front of the
stage and suid, 'I will now sing you thut
beautiful song entitled "The Lost Sheep
on the Mountain."'
"The prelude was played and the singer
had just straightened up and inflated his
lungs as If to begin when one of the female patients in the audience jumped to
her feet and shouted in a shrill voice:
'Ha-a-ii-uh! There, I got ahead of ye
that time, didn't I?'
"And she had, for 'Ba-a-a-ahT was just
what the singer was going to say had
she given him a chance.
"Where she had heard the joke Is not
known, but in thus stealing it from the
singer's own lips Bhe so effectually 'queered' that individual that further efforts
on his part were useless, and all he could
do was to say Thank you!' and sit
The Hanacer's Basle.
Stage properties in the early days of
tbe nineteenth century were of the most
primitive kind nnd sometimes were lucking altogether. One night the play was
au adaptation from "Der Freyschutz,"
the act where Walter has to shoot un
Walter was there, gun In baud, ready
to aim at the royal bird. But no royal or,
indeed, any other specimen of tbe feathered race was forthcoming.
Mr. Lee, ths* manager, was, as wa* hie
wont, seated in a chair at tbe wings.
"Where'* the bird?" he shouts. No one
knows; a regular scrimmage behind tbe
scene while the stage wait*.
"Can't you find it, any of you?" (A
pause.) "Then (a swear word) here go.'*
my wig!" which he snatched from off hi*
head and llnng aerots the stage.
1 Walter ibootsl The deed is dune! The
royal bird falls! The nudlcucc applamli
Vociferously, little knowing that 'tis the
muuager's wig doing duty as an eagle.
Tailor, M.sssl.s, hssi, Mistiness and is reeling of Constant l.mignur Oseroomsu—
Hope Far .Similar Sufferer*.
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throughout Canada who owe their
good health, if not life itself, to the
timely use of Dr. Williams' Pink Pills
for Pale Teople. Among these is Miss
Maud Patterson, whose home is in
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reporter who interviewed her. Miss
Patterson said : "Several years ago
I bogan to suffer from headaches,was
easily tired out, and could see that
my health was not what it had been.
At first I did not think there was
anything serious the matter, and
thought tho trout*lo would pass away.
In this, however, I was mistaken,
for as time went on I became weaker. The headaches attacked me more
frequently, my appetite failed. If 1
stooped I would grow so dizzy that
I would almost fall over. I became
very pale, and always felt tired and
worn out. I was advised to try Dr.
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seemed as though duy by day they
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Dr. Williams' Pink Pills, and as I
know that there are many girls who
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The case of Miss Patterson certainly carries with it a lesson to others
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the other distressing symptoms that
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mia In cases of this kind Dr. Williams' Tink Pills will give more certain and speedy results than any
other medicine. They> act promptly
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Sold by all dealers or sent post
paid at 50 cents a box, or six boxi's
for $2..r>0 by addressing the Dr. Williams'   Medicine Co.,  Brockville  Ont.
Nance O'Neill will play Macbeth IP
Sydney, Australia.
Mary Mannering bas made a hit Id
"Janice Meredith."
It Is said that Coquelln wants to piny
Gillette's "Sherlock Holmes."
Clyde Fitch hus writteu a play upon
the subject of Major Andre in which
Charles Uichman may star.
The full title of the new Sullivun-
Hood opera is "The Emerald Isle; or,
The Caves of Oar rig Clecna."
In the 12 years of his starring career
Francis Wilson has produced 11 comic
operas, at a gross outlay of $100,000.
John Philip Sousa will take his band
over to tbe International exhibition to
be held in Glasgow, Scotland, this year.
There was a well defined rumor in
London recently that Ellen Terry bad
decided to retire from the stage ou account of nervous prostration.
The sultan of Turkey is a great lover
of the theater and n student of the
European drama, in which subject he
Is said to be very well versed.
Thomas A. Hall, who has a pfrt in
"Tbe Pride of Jennies!." was oue of the
first nctors to play Uncle Tom in the
play made from .Mrs. Slave's book.
Mine. Sarah Bernhardt brought her
owu carriage and coachman to America, nnd throughout her entire American tour she Is accompanied by her
own Paris physician.
"To Anna Held, from George II.
Ketehutu," is tbe inscription engraved
upon a Silver plated horseshoe presented to the comedienne. The shoe
was worn by Cresceus, 2:04, In the
gri'itt SlKl.OOO stallion race won by him
nt Huston Sept. 27.
A Ver»  Good llenaon,
A Bradford cosWmongcr was brought
before the magistrates for cruelty to his
When tbe case had been gone Into, the
magistrates, seeing it wns his first np*
pen ranee, wishful ti let blm off, asked
him if he could get any one to any anything in his fa-or.
Looking round thc court nnd pointing
to the chief CO istnhlo, he snld:
"That mnn can."
The chief constable wes amazed and
lmmedlnt'iiv snld:
"1 know nothing of him."
"Will thnt do?" snld the nccuscd. "If
he hnd known anything bail of mc, he
would have said It."
He was allowed to go.—London An*
Oonlsle Oeeelt.
Mr*. Brown—Dos>» my hnahand ever
deceive me? Of course ho docs But
then I get square with him.
Mr*. Greene—You don't mean that yon
deceive him?
Mr*. Brown-That's Just what I do. I
deceive him hy pretending tu behove, ths
fairy ttnrle* he tells ma
A Fooslc.
"See here," nralhfnlly cried the golf
beginner, "I'm tired of you laughirg nt
toy giimel It I henr any mors Impudence
from yon, I'll crack you over the bend."
"All right," snld tbe caddie. "But,
my, I'll bet yer don't know w'at'd be de
right club tsr do It wit'."—Bichange.
Rrflecllssuss s,f a llaclss-lor,
I/ovo to a woman is a (brill; to a man
it is a throb.
By the (inn* a ninn has learned to knot!
Women  lie  is able In  make  a  guess at
Every woman over 30 knows n lot
of weather signs tbat she gets from tbe
way a cat arts,
A woman divides all the men In tin*
world into two sliis-es—those she know*
she can llirt with ami those she isn't sure
about yet,
A  woman can d ire with a hairpin
and ths- handle nf un old toothbrush
than ti man van with a tool chest ami
three olsl clocks.
When a woman is out railing on people
that she thinks are fnshtnunule, it al
ways makes ber oiad to lour her bus*
bund tnlk about "veiil pot pie."—New
York Press.
*  SsistINos*.
"Yes," said the 'trout murJ***nl genius
ss he watched the irowd of Idolaters
scramble for possession o* the Cm-
ri'lte stub which be had just thrown
away, "l  have Differed for toy art.
Many nnd riany a day hu'-o I suffered.
I havs? even gone without food. Ah,
what pangs of hunger I have suffered!
Whut pangs of indigestion i still suffer!"
"You put your whole heart Into your
"I did tiio<"e than that. 1 put my
stomach Into It."-Washington Star.
Every  time a WOBUstS savs* n alek-
i'l     ciirfuie    she   wastes     it     in shoo
It'H   love that makes tho world go
There are 4.000 tons of stone In tbe
pyramid of Cheops. It could be built
for .$20,000,000 today.
Denmark lends the world for thriftl-
nesS. Her Inhabitants have ou au average $50 lu the savings bunks.
Germany has Just held its first national exhibition of asses near Berlin.
There were over 4.000 entries.
Over 400 species of trees are known
in the Philippine Islands. Of these
about 50 have commercial value.
If the world be divided Into laud and
water hemispheres., London Is the center of the land. New Zi aland of the water.
Thirty thousand women spend their
lives In driving and steering the ennui*
boats In southern and midland England.
CO. are the proprietors of DR. THOMAS'
ECLECTRIC OIL, whloh is now being
sold in Immense quantities throughout
the Dominion. It" is welcomed by the
suffering invalid everywhere with emotions of delight, because lt banishes pain
and gives instant relief. This valuable
specifio for almost "every ill that flesh Is
heir to," Is valued by the sufferer as
more preclons than gold. It is the elixir
ot life to many a wasted frame. To the
farmer it Is indispensable and should be
tn every house.
A woman is so constituted that
whenever she doesn't smile she has
to make faces.
Minart's Liniment Cures Garget ti Cows.
The second week her husband is
sick a woman looks over her old
black dresses.
Are your corns harder to remove than
those that others have had? Have they
not had the same kind? Have they not
been cured by using Holloway's Corn
Cure? Try a bottle.
The most useless husband in the
world to a woman is worth sitting
up nights and sewing buttons  on  for.
Deafness Cannot Be Cured
by local applications, ns they cannot reach the
diseased portion of the ear. There Is only oue
way to cure deafness, and that Is by constitutional reuiodli'8 lJeafiien is caused by an Inflamed condition of the mucous liniiiR nf the
Eustachian tube. When this tube gels Inflamed you have a rumbling sound or imperfect
hearing, and when it is entirelv closesi its afness
is the result, and unless the inflammation can
lie taken out and this tube restored to its normal condition. hearing will be destroyed forever; nine i at»es out of tefi are caused by car
birrh, which Is nothing but an Inflamed condition of the mucous surfaces.
We will give One Hundred Dollars for any
case of Deafness (caused by catarrh) that can
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Hall s Family Pills are the best.
It is far better to keep out of a
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No man has any respect fur his
brotliiT-iB-luw unless he is married
The healthy glow disappearing from the
oheek and moaning and restlessness at
night aro sure symptoms of worms In
children. Do not fall to get a bottle of
Mother Graves' Worm Eiterminator; lt Is
an effectual medicine.
Says an observing philosopher :
"Time marches on with the slow
measured tread of a man who is
working by the day."
Minard's Liniment Cures DipbiMa.
if to be agreeable is to be easily
pleased, how easy it must tie lo be
lUalsAllft,    FACTORY, Montreal
Pom his 11 Tsprm.
'in  ki.v'mi WRI 0B,
-Chicago Sews,
people are killed every year in this
country by CONSUMPTION. The
fault is theirs. No ont need have
consumption. It is not hereditary.
It is brought on by neglect. You
do nothing to get rid of it.
will cure a cough or cold in one
Mm Bovi.1, » young lady of Simcoe, a
BchiHil tPachrr and prominent fto-'i-illy. went
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expei'trd to llvt, Shu.on innipntrly cured
her. People in that vicinity aie well acquainted
with tlio facta in her carte.
IhUoh'fl I'nnaumptlon Ciir-ft la anltl l»v nil
riruifKlat* lu i iiiutilu uml tnitcil Mantra ut
•j.-m . .-.or. SI oo ii bntttt, In Oi-Ml iirltHiii
At la. M,| 8m .lit . uml 4a. Oil. A printed
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»i «■ not autUll-Ml -fit |o your tlrug-flHt ttntl
g«*t your money Imrk.
Write for illuitrated book on Consumption. Sent
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I found it 17711010801116, sweet and clean
Now that I'm sound in limb and brain
I'll never drink Japan again."
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The Berliner
■ 16 inch horn,
3 records
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The Talking machine that talk*—sings—plays every instrumeut—reproduces Sousa's
Band—Negro Minstrels—string orchestras or church choirs.
The Berliner Gramo-phone is louder, clearer, sweeter and simpler than nny other
Talking Machine at any price—It plays cake walks, waltzes marches and operatic selections, it sings (words and music) of all the popular songs of the day as well aa Coon songs,
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The Berliner Gram-o-phone is made in Cauada, every instrument is sold with a five
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The records are not wax-they are hard, flat and Indestructible. Will last io years.
Write to us for Catalogue and secord lists free.
FACTORY: 3*7-371 aqusdaot St., Montrssl.   tMANUEL BIOUT. Seneril Minifer for Cinstts.
Por pale aleo nt Hudson's Bay stores, price JQ6.50 to cover express from Montreal
*f /hmMaa,   *W»W has
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Intrusion of uric acid into ibe blood vessels is a fruitful iMiisiMsf rheumatic pains
This Irregularity is owing to a deranged
and unhealthy condition of the liver.
Anyone subject to this painful affeotion
will And a remedy iu Parmelee's Vegetable Pills. Their action upon the kid
neyi Is pronouueed and most benelloiul,
and by restoring healthy action they oor-
ruot Impurities in ttn- lilood.
Washerwomen are usually conservative; they continue in business on
the same old lines.
The Oreat Northern railway has
made a contract with the Leyland
line, whereby they charter five boats
of that line for five years to carry
grain between Quebec and England.
This will enable the Great Northern
to run a weekly service.
Minard's Liniment Cures Distemper.
I'nqness, l.mnlsly nn Impostor.
"That mnn," lie snid with decision
wlii'ii the caller bad departed, "is an Impostor."
"Why do you say that?" demanded
his wife and daughter! iu unison.
"lie claims to lie a bachelor," he ex-
plained, "and yet when we retired to the
library to smoke he admitted to me that
lis* did mil thoroughly understand women. I tell you, he Ims had some matrimonial espericii"" -vl'eiher he'* married
ur mit."-
THEY ARE A POWERFUL NERVINE.—Dyspepsia causes derangement of
the nervous system, and nervous debility
onoe engendered is difficult to deal with.
There are many testimonials as to the
effloaoy of Parmelee's Vegetable Pills in
treatlDg this disorder, showing that tbey
never fail to produce good results. By
giving proper tone to the digestive organs
they restore equilibrium to the nerve
Sonic    young    men dress so loudly
tbey cnirt hear them»elvea th ink.
Cosik    books were  writ tin  to make
young   women    think their motheri
didn't   know  how tn cook.
Minart's Liniment Cures Colds. Etc.
I lteconuncti'l
to all mothers who want their, babies
to have pink, clean, clear, und
healthy skin,
Mails' of the Itiii'st mntprlnR
No •cais, wherever miiile, is letter.
Manufacturers of the Celebrated
Ko woman who is true to her sex
will ever marry a man who is so tall
she can't reach his hair.
Sbu need not cough all night and disturb your friends; there is no oooaalon
for you running tbe risk of contracting
Inflammation of the lungs or consumption
while you can get Blckle's Anti-Consumptive Syrup. This medicine cure*
ooughs, colds, Inflammation of the lungs
and all throat and chest troubles. It promotes a tree and easy expectoration,
which Immediately relieves the throat
and lungs from viscid phlegm.
Tlie    fewer steps a man takes   the
leagt'r his shoes last.
Brass Band
Instruments, Drums, Uniforms, Etc.
Lowest price* ever quotsxl. Kine catalogue
50(1 Illustrations mailed free. Write ns for any-
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Whaley Eoyce & Oo., **^&S^;Sm.
price list of new and second-hand wheels.
Special discount to dealers. We aleo want
your repair work. Send repairs in now before the ru-h. We give special and prompt
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top Bros.
WHEELER & WILSON sewing machines
Rapidity. Sum*- about une day in three.
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Commercial Uateo made known .upon
The Subscription is.$2 per year, strict
<Iy in advance; $2.50 a year if not so paid.
Address all letters to—
Sloean, B. C
l^IDAY, aVlARCH 16th, 1601. -
Vancouver has Maxwell, but not
•the mint. She wants the election cry
.made pood.
At the time we thought J. 0.
•-Shock's well wishes for The Dkill—
given a month or so ago—were somewhat dubious and inclined to be satirical. Subsequent events have proven
this. The incorporation of the town
.suggests an axiom quite applicable to
J. C.'s efforts to secure a valuable
water franchise here: "He laughs
'best who lausrhs last."   He-haw!
The statement of the Dominion
.revenue and expenditure for the eight
months, ending February 28 last,
abows the revenue to be 333,618,494,
or an increase of $1,341,482 over the
.same time last year. The expenditure for the same timo was $2G, 654, -
846, or an Increase of $1,600,000 over
■last year. Thc surplus for the eight
.months was nearly seven millions.
The Cranbrook Herald suggests
■the formation of an editorial association among the papers of the interior
of the province. By all means get
the idea into practical shape. In
these days of combines, there is no
•reason why the quill-pusher3 should
not get together once in a while to
advance their own interests, swap
.stales of misery,and plan new schemes
.for revenge on the delinquent subscribers.
When the births, marriages and
■death rates for Ontario for the year
1899 were published, a howl of alarm
was raised that the race was dying
out, because of the diminished natural growth. Passionate appeals
were made to the inhabitants to avert
i the threatened extinction, and right
jiobly did they respond. The figures
.for 1900 show 46,019 births, 17,123
marriages and 29,594 deaths. The
Canucks have ever proved themselves
equal to any emergency.
Incorporation is an accomplished
-fact and Slocan is numbered among
the cities of British Columbia. It has
taken a vast amount of labor and
much time on the part of the committee in charge, who realized from
the outset that they were engaged on
a thankless job. But they persevered
despite the multitude of obstacles encountered, and they feel that they
have done their duty by their fellow-
citizens. That some criticism would
result was only natural, but the
faults exposed are infinitesimal in
.comparison to the advantages gained.
•Criticism should be tempered with
Justice. To R. F. Green, M.L.A.,the
committee owe much,as his influence
was a great factor in overcoming the
opposition raised against the bill by
outside property owners. He, and
his fellow-members in the house who
supported his efforts, have the thanks
ofthe community at large. Slocan
will prove worthy of tho honor con
Slocan has thrust aside her swaddling clothes and has become an
-organized community. The burdens
of self-government are to be assumed, the responsibilities of which are
serious The choice of a mayor and
six aldermen is to be made in a little
while, and it behooves the citizens to
think deeply, ponder well, and
choose wisely for fit men to fill these
-exalted positions. Much of the fut
ure progress and prosperity of the
city will depend upon the actions ol
the first council, and the men elected
should be ef the strongest and best of
the citizens. From the outset rigid
economy must be practiced and every
care taken to preserve nil tho utilities ofthe city for its citizuis. The
•experiences of other burgs in munici
pal government sliould be taken as a
guide and doubtful legisl tion avoid
sad. Miracles will not be expected of
(the council, and all that is asked of
jthe men who may be chosen, is that
*hey will do their duty, wisely and
J. O'Brien, of Silverton, died in
Kaslo last week.
A host of strangers have been dropping into town lately.
An effort will be made to organize
a Masonic lodge here.
Koch's sawmill closed down Tuesday and the men wero paid off.
Oscar White, superintendent ofthe
Slocan Star, was here yesterday.
Several more cases for debt are
being shoved against the Chapleau.
The early closing agreement has
become dissolved by mutual consent.
John Houston has sold his handsome block in Nelson for $25,000 in
I. Martell occupied a berth in the
hospital this week with a sprained
J. G. McCallum is enclosing his
residence, Delaney ave, with a neat
Suits for debts aggregating $40,000
are being pressed against the Molly
Spokane has been made a distributing point for registered mail destined
to Keotenay.
Thos. Andrews, a prominent miller
in Thornbury, Ont., will be here the
latter part of May.
A Chinaman was seen in town during the week. He was cook on the
C P.R. work train.
Al. Teeter received the sad news,
Wednesda v, of the death of his father
in Magnolia, Iowa.
David Whiteley, better known as
' 'Red Paddy," was renewing acquaintances here Monday.
Considerable land south of the city
is being purchased from the C.P.R.
for ranching purposes.
J. T. Beauchesne has purchased
200 acres of land, close to the second
trestle, from the C.P.R.
R. T. Anderson's poem on the" death
ofthe Queen was published in the
Toronto Globe last week.
E. A. Cameron, of Sandon, passed
through Monday, on his return from
a winter's visit to Glengarry.
it has been definitely settled that
the Duke and Duchess of .York will
visit the province in October.
Postoflice Inspector Greenfield was
here Tuesday, making his official inspection ofthe local institution.
H. H. Reeves, formerly C. P. R.
agent at Silverton, is ill of typhoid
fever in the New Denver hospital.
Dr. Forin has rented A. Provost's
house, in Brandon, and will move his
family from Nelson the first of next
Rev. M. D. McKee preached a stir-
rim* sermon Sunday evening upon
"Civic Elections." Knox church was
L. A. Thurston has an action in
the courts against G. L. R. Weyl,
affecting the title to certain land at
J. Monilaws and Hugh McKinnon
have the contract for building Harvey Aitchison's new residence. The
price is $700.
J. Lind and D. Mclntyre.two well-
known young men of New Denver,
have gone to Alberta, to engage in
cattle raising.
Imperial Limited service goes into
effect on the C.P.R. June 10. The
running time across thc continent is
to be reduced.
Frank Dick returned from Nelson,
Friday, having been away for two
months developing some claims on
Toad mountain.
A. R. Bolderston and R. A. Bradshaw have purchased the Bennett
building in Brandon, and will fix it
up for a residence.
W, II. Lancaster, of Spokane, one
of the originals of the Slocnn in years
gone by, spent several days in the
citv during the week.
Joe Thompson has applied to the
Sandon city council for$150damages,
became of injuries received in the
big fire at that place.
The K. of P., at New Denver, held
high jinks Tuesday night, Ihe occasion being the official visitofG.C.,
J. L. Brown, Kamloops.
The Chapleau people have appealed
the case of York vs the Chapleau
Mining Co.,in which plaintiff seemed
judgment for debts contracted.
Johnnie Harris will instal a big
electric light and power plant at
Three Forks, so as to accommodate
neighboring burgs und mines.
The rifle club have made application, through W. A. Galliher. M.P.,
for their rilieg from the government.
The membership is close to 50.
On Friday a loaded box car went
over the slip and wrecked things up
generally. The worktrain was sent
up to make the necessary repaiis.
W. Koch's teams commenced on
Wi'dnesday morning hauling lumber
from his mill on Ten Mile to the site
ofthe new Enterprise concentrator.
Duncan Grant, of Silverton, spent
Monday in tho burg, on his return
trip frae Glengarry. He wnsacxim-
panied by Donald Grant, Miss Libble
Grant, and James McDoneM.
Grand mnsquerade ball, under the
auspices of the Slocnn Brass Band,
will be held in thc Music Hall, on
March 15. Admission, including sup
per, $2.      Those desiring suits will
leave name with nny bandsman.
Bennett & Co. purpore holding
their spring millinery opening on
Tuesday next, March 19. All the
newest fancies in millinery will be
on display. A cordial invitation is
extended to all the ladies ofthe town
to attend, and every effort will be
made to satisfy all demands.
"Prof." Smith, who has been tim-
berman at the Bosun, New Denver,
for thiee years, came down to view
the city Monday. Being unfamiliar
with metropolitan life and usages, he
wore a plug hat as a safeguard. It
created a big sensation, its wearer
being taken for Rockefeller.
It will come as a great surprise to
many to learn that the Rev. Mr.
Cleland, formerly Presbyterian minister at Sandon and the most popular
clergyman that ever struck the Slocan, has resigned from the Presbyterian body and has been admitted
into tho Anglican church. He has
charge of the parish of Cedar, near
J. I
B. A. Sc.
s-sTMsSsSI *
Provincial Land Surveyor & Mining
Library, ^^^
AU the Latest Works.
Full Stock of Stationery,
Toys and Novelties.
New Carpets
and Oilcloths..
Just Arrived.
Furniture, Crockery, Glassware, etc., etc.
Mines,   Real Estate, Insurance, Accountant.
Abstracts   of   Titles  Furnished.
Slocan,       -      -     B. C.
Plans and Specification*! faraitslsed oss
applicsstioss.    Estimates
cheerfully given.
per annum.
Alex. Rogers,
Tonsorial Artist.
The Leading Parlors:
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.
Worden Bros,
Teamsters &
General Draymen.
Boarding Stables; Saddle Horses for
Hire at Reasonable Rales.
Wood and Coal for Sale.
Agency for the Gait Coal Co.,
Orders for Coal to be accompanied
by cash and left at the Ollice:
Dyspepsia Tablets
speedily relitve and cure acute
and chronic Dyspepsia, Indigestion, Distress after Eating, Sour
Stomach, Gas in the Stomach,
Nervous, Sick and Bilious Headache. 50 cents a box. For sale
J. L. WHITE 6c Go.
OttHwss Mineral Claim.
Situate in the Slocan City Mining Division ol West Kootenay District.
Where located:—On tho north Bide
of Springer creek, about five miles
from Slocan Citv.
TAKE NOTICE that we, William R.
Clement, free miner's certificate 1)2688(1;
Christian F. Wichmann, free miner's
certificate B26764, and Window E. Worden, Free Miner's Certificate No. B267B4,
intend, sixty shiys from tlie date hereof,
to applv to tho Mining Uecorder for a
ceitiflcate of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a Crown grant of the
above claim.
And further tnke notice that action,
under section 3", must bo commenced
boforo tbo irmiiauce ol such certificate of
Dated this 5th dav of February, 10CI.
8-2-01. W.R.CLEMENT,
Gold Viking uml New I'lssirsili inn UoiihI
Minora! Claims.
Situate in tho Slocan City Minim* Division of West Kootenay District.
Where located-.—North of Springer
creek, about two mile* from Slocan
City, adjoining the Nancy Hanki
and Peerless Mineral Claims.
TAKE NOTICE that I, W. S. Dr wry,
acting as agent for George II. Aylaril,
free miner's certificate No. BH8817, intend, sixty davs from the slate hereof, to
apply tn the Mining Recorder lor certificates of improvement!, for the purpose
of obtaining a Crown Grant of each of
the above claims.
And further take notice that action,
under section 37, must be commenced
before tho issuance of such certificates of
D.itesl this 14th day of March, 1901.
15-3-01 W. 8. DREWRY
Direct Route, Unequalled Service, to
all Points
First-Class  Sleepers,   Dining  Cars,
and Tourist Cars.
from Vancouver to Cape Nome,
Alaska Points, Australia, China.
Japan. Through tickets to and
from England and the Continent,
For time-tables, rates, and full information call on or address nearest
local agent, or—
Agent, Slocan City
J. S. CARTER,     E. J. COYLE,
D.P.A., A. G. P. A.,
Nelson. Vancouver.
Tobacconists' Supplies
of every description can (m had at ocan's Leading Store.
Tobaccos, chewing and smoking, of tho best brands kept tn
stock; also Cigars and Cigarettes. Fruits of all kinds kept in
their seasons The most tootbsonw Confectionery always on
sale.   Stationery also handled.
the Miner's Tailor, is the place,
For a Nice Winter Suit.      Perfect Fit Guaranteed.      We use ojly Al,
Trimmings and the Finish is First Class. '
MAIN STREET, SLOCAN.       Three Doors South of Postoflice.
Just Arrived
Half a carload of Steel
Ranges and Heating
Stoves. Call and see
our display before purchasing elsewhere.
Dealers in General Hardware,
MAIN STREET,        -      -SLOCAN
Agents for Crow's Nest Domestic
and Blacksmith Coal.
Do You
Want a Home ?
Then come to Slocan, for it is
one of the fairest spots on this
earth of ours. Levelness,
Room, Scenery, Health, Fishing. Hunting,Roads, Railway
Steamboats, Churches, Sohool
Hospital, Public Halls and
Enterprising Citizens are some
ofthe advantages enjoyed by
this Town, backed up by Unsurpassed andProvenMineral
Resources. Nature and Man
hath decreed that
Slocan is
the Town
Come and be convinced that this tale im
no mere idle dream, but a stern reality.
Gwiilim 6c Johnson,
B. C
Slocnn,        • H	
The Muroutt Branch
or the W.C.T.U., Slocan,
Meets tha second Thursday in each month
at 3 p.m. Next meeting in the Pro*
bytenan church.    All meeting*-open
to those wishing t  join.
Mrs. W.J.ANnKKWs,   Mas M.D.McKek
President. Cor. Secretary.
No More
Have installed a new machine
for manufacturing Stovepipes
and Airpipes. They go together
like a charm. Patronize home
industry and have an unruffled
H. J.
ta City Miners' ion,
No. 63, W. F. of /I.
Meets every Wednesday evening
In the Union Hall, Slocan City, at
7.30 p.m. Visiting brethren cordially
invited to attend.
Financial Secretary
We have moved into our
handsome new store, on
cor. Baker and Stanley-
Streets.   Call on us.
Repairing a specialty and all work
left at The Drill office will be forwarded. Mail orders promptly attended to. All Union workmen employed.
and Jeweler.
Nelson, B.C


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