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The Slocan Drill 1901-06-28

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>'OL.>|Li No* 13*
SLOCAN,   B.   C,   JUNE   28,   1901.
12.00 PEK ANNUM.
If you have a mine or project for Bale, send un n full report, with samples of
ore, statins price and terms.
Onr facilities for placing U property quickly are unexcelled.
we make a specialty of free millinu gold properties.
Correspondence solicited.   Address:
Rook 4, K-W-C Block, Nelson, B, C. ANDREW F. ROSEXBERGKR, Manager.
are now arriving- daily and are the
best to be obtained. Our Confectionery hasa reputation second to none.
Sole agent for celebrated Brantford Bicycle.
Slocan's Grand Celebration.
Don't forget to make ready and don't forget that yoa
can get the best value for vour money in the town in
Hats, Boots & Shoes, Ready-to-Wear
Clothing, Shirts of all kinds, Underwear, Dry Goods, etc.,
at our store.   Drop in and see us and get our prices.
W. T. Shatford 6c Co., General M&rciiants,
Slocan, Vernon, Fairview, and Camp McKinney, B. C.
Dealers in Fresh and Salt
Heats, Vegetables and Provisions. Goods shipped to
any part of the Slocan.
Highest cash price paid for
raw Furs.
B. C.
Victoria, HCotel,
Has ample accommodation for a large number of Guests and supplies the best of
everything in the Harket.
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
SIM nil Personal mueunt of Jeff Baty,
Who is ever ready to make life pleasant for those
who tarry within a while with him.
Is reached by any trail or road
tha*t runs Into the Town.
Do not go past its door when
you are dry, weary or hungry.
Ell. ltoyco Makes » Stirring Adsli-essa—
lltisi'i' Lalior Leader* Tails;—SporU
Fun* OiT Well—Slocan Winn Glory on
tho Fssotlssll FUsIsi.
The labor picnic and demonstration
here on Tuesday and Wednesday,
under ihe auspices of tlie Slocan City
Miners' Union, weresucccssful,though
the attendance of outside visitors was
far less than expected. Beautiful
weather favored the affair and those
who attended passed an enjoyable
time. Main street was tastefully decorated, while the condition oi' the
picnic grounds, overlooking Blocan
river, added much to the general
success. Following closely upon the
arrival of the boat, Tuesday morning, from up the lake points, and the
train trom Nelson, the members of
the various Unions and the Silverton
and Slocan football teams, headed by
the City Brass Band, marched in procession to the picnic grounds.
There J. V. Puryiancc, president
ofthe local Union, acted as master of
ceremonies, and introduced James
Wilks, of Nelson, who gave a most
pleading and congratulatory address.
After this lunch was partaken of,
many availing themselves of the re
freshment stalls on the ground. Ai
iwn o'clock another How of oratory
took place, James Baker and Rev.
Mr. doing the preliminary
honors, ere making way fur the man
of the occasion, Ed. Boyce. president
ofthe Western Federation of Miners,
it wa6 his first visit here and his address made a deep Impression. He
was warmly received and his words
applauded, receiving an ovation at
the close.
Mr. Boyce stated he was not in
shape to make a studied address, because of tlie heavy labors of the recent Denver convention and the bur
ried nature of his trip here. Bur, a
laboring man was never at a loss to
Bay something ou tin* various great
questions affectingbis-position In life
Laboring men had the practical experience, which was mon; to the
point than theoretical Ulcus, There
wore real* y no new theories toad ir, was the same olsl Struggle
of capital against labor, The aim oi
the nionied classes all over the World
was to prejudice, tbo public mind
against labor orgnnizntlons. This
was easy for them to do, for, by their
wealth, they influenced all circles.
But, though tbey had money, theV
lacked happiness, which, "thank
God, they cannot boy,** Happiness
was, however, possessed by the laboring-classes. Capital used money to
tight lalior by Influencing thc courts,
lo the legislative halls and through
the press. Tliey go farther and become philanthropic and epdow colleges and universities, where their
ideas may Iks promulgated against
the working man. They have even
Invaded the gospel circles and any
man preaching contrary to their
views had to quit Office,as in the case
of Rev. M. Held, who spoke up for
labor at Cripple Creek, Col., daring
the troubles there. Molded men are
ever alert to shape public opinion
against labor unions, which w.*re
classed as incubators of strife and
sliscord. So far as he (the speaker)
was concerned,   public   opinion cut
very little figure, though bo wns
constantly maligned by certain papers. Lr.boring men and their organizations had no apology to make,
if they live up to their principles.
Mistakes were sometimes masle, but
who among OS is above error ? From
the beginning of time there have
been the few who have lived on the
labors of the many, even as the capitalist! were d.iing now. The commercial barons were everywhere organising ami concentrating into
trusts, and it behooved laboring men
to organize for self protection, and
also to Influence the government, for
the government was of the people,
and it could not rise above the level
ofthe people. The one main object
of lalior organization was for harmony and labor should ever seek to
promote the best interests of the com-
munity. The working man had been
ground down to a mere state of existence by capital. Some talked of a
position of compromise between the
two, but that could not, lie, as each
was striving tor a pronounced opposite in the matter Oi wage and hours
of toil.   The industrial question could
lot be settled tiil labor gets together
and understand Its rights and ohange
the present system. Theirs was not
to use force, not to destroy, not anarchy, but they must obtain the best
form of government so as to get their
rights, Labor should awake nnd become educated, for the days to come
were, in his opinion, dark. The
smelter trust, with its kindred asso
olatlons, such as the Standard Oil and
the railroad combines, controlled the
mining industry of tho ..est and they
wore doing o great harm. British
Columbia  'vas  not free  from  their
machinations, hence the present
quietude in the country. The people
of the province were not the directors
of their own resources, but speculators were. Tho government should
own all the resources and not capitalists in London, Paris and Berlin.
Sir. Boyce strongly urged the Unions
to work mining properties for themselves, even as they were running
their own hospitals, etc. Then the
men could be their own employers.
There was a great duty resting upon
labor, and it was time the men got
out ofthe old rut of trade unionism.
To merely ptiy dues was not enough,
as they must provide for the future
ot their families. The ladies could
help materially by speaking kindly
of labor, and he hoped soon to see n
lady's auxiliary in connection with
the W. P. of M, When aceidents
happened in the mines, capital first
thought to protect itself from any
claim from thc widow, while the Unions were there to provide for the
widow and her family in distress.
Every working man, no matter what
sphere he was in, should be proud of
his calling and his badge, as he was
doing his duty. Never heed criticism
through the papers, but press on to
the end.   Let all strive to create har-
baseball teams, while more strangers
came in to see the fun. Ram interfered slightly with the proceedings,
but the events in the main were run
off with precision and gave much
satisfaction. The prize winners in
the various events were: 100 yard
dash, Douglas, Nelson; Gusty, Sandon. Standing broad jump, Gusty;
Douglas. Boys' 100 yards, K, Robertson; F. Lavell. Hurdle race, Gusty;
Brett, liighjump, Brett; A.Sweezv.
Boys' race, under 12, L. Tutcher; F.
York. Sack race, Gusty; Brett. Hop
step and jump, Gusty; Brett. 220
yard race, Douglas; W. Hicks. Putting the shot, Gusty; Boyle. Pole
vaulting, Hicks; T. Lake.
Sandon and Slocan met at 2 o'clock
and pat up a hot game of football for
a purse of $25, the former having the
opinion that they owned the earth,
especially as thev scored the first
goal. However, they found the local
boys strictly in it, as Slocan won 3
goals to 2. Next came the baseball
contest for a handsome silver cup,
New Denvor competing with Slocan.
The game was called to a close at the
end ofthe fourth innings, owing to a
heavy shower of rain. The score
then stood 18 to 7 in favor of the lads
from tho Lucerne.   In the evening
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De Farmer's Res'.'s ver' nice wedder wo havo jus' now,
She's niiniii' tnos' ev'ry day,
An" all of ile western rancher man,
What lak for hees crop to pay,
Ile can sit in hees shaintee inos' all do tam
An' look on sle wet outside,
An' glad *ie'H |10t railroad-navee now
For work on de bee-; mud slide.
An' de farmaire, lie's stop an' say :
"What all de use (*et wet,
Dis ees nice wedder for grow de spud,
Also sle onion set.
De crop, she's all In de groun',
De hen, she's all on de nes';
Dis only tam dat de farmaire got
For tiik' heeui de leetlc res'."
By Oo»'! slat's come on de shake ver' hard,
De swish, nitriih, swish of de rain;
But, what's di; odd* to de Urmia' man,
So Innses-t's irooi's fs*r ile jirain?
II." don't need fuller sle plow jus' now,
De dragaln1, she all enn po,
For Tl.* crop, she's in in plaintee good tam,
A\'it'no till"* to du but grow.
Go. de farmairP look out an' say:
•"Fini* for uproutin' sle seed.
An' jus' clear for s;rawherric p'.aut,
Fetchin' beenri 'l(m>.* Ink weed.
Good tiiiL' dat small cabbaige
Set out las' week, 1 guess;
Di« only turn de farmaire have ^ot
For tak' lieem de leetle res'."
Porno tam.when tie min sliineheein down ver'iiot,
An' heat—slut ees holes* fright—
Dat farmaire get dowii to de IO"*jrln' bee,
An' pes dirtee from morn till night.
Dat's plain tee nice change sle farmaire have got,
(iot all diff'rent ting fordo;
Bnt farmaire, he's never lak nobody else,
Heea work ces never got troo.
Only he's Fay: "Sucre!
S'pose slat pps leetle shower.
Maybpe I'll go in sle house an' wait
Feefteen or t wen toe hour.
All dis ees jus' what I'm order mak',
.Ins' what I lak sle lies';
Dis only tam de farmaire have got
For tak hecin de leetle res'."
Tomorrow, slat farmaire hees* dig some drain,
OrRouu'tiiv*else,if set's dry;
An', s'pose dat wedder she's nice an' warm
An' sun shine out on de tskv,
Dat farmaire have smile all (iter bees face,
An' say: "How dat crop hIib's grow;
Dis ees jus' what I order for strawberrie plant,
An1 good for de grain also."
You tink dat slere ain't no ting
So good for sle workln' man
As cot on sle farm alone in spring
An' vork all de hard he can;
But don'you be mak' mistak',
For maybe sle tonne get less
When JTOU llu' de tain she's rain de nioa'
De farmaire get nioa' de res'.
Last Yenr's Sltipineiitii Were 2847 Tons-r-
A Healthy I'vlslsins-s* of tlss. Life and
Wealth of the Csiniji Arllns?'"" tlse
Biggest Shipper.
The Arlington shipped out 40 tons
of ore during the week, raising its
total to 1705 tons. Two tons was also
sent out by tho Fhoenix. This was
in the nature of a test and was divided between the Trail and Nelsou
smelters. Some, time ago it sent a carload to Northport. For the division
the shipments amount for the year to
2215 tons.
Last year the exports from this division amounted to 2847 tons, made
up from 10 properties. Following is
a list ot the shipments this year to
Arlington      40
Two Friends	
Black Prince	
l'hoenix         2
■R. T. ASllKKSON*.
Lemon Creek, B.C., June .1.
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many and fraternity everywhere. In
closing. Mr. Boyce said he much ap
predated thc kindness shown him
hers, and he hoped to be. with them
again in tho fall, lie left on the
evening train for Nelson, where he
addressed another big meeting in the
interest of the striking truckmen on
the C.P.R.
After the speaking thn crowd adjourned to the recreation grounds,
where Silverton and Slocan put up
the best game of football ever seen
here. They played 1J hours, each
side .-.coring one goal. Only tho superb work ofthe Silverton bucks and
goalkeeper saved them from a severe
drubbing. The contest was for a
beautiful silver trophy, Sandon fall*
iiu* to get on the list in time to participate It will take a good team to
get awav with the local boys, who
are now up in championship torn,
Tuesday's programme ended with a
grand ball in the Schoniierg hall,
which was crowded tothedoors     A
thoroughly good time was put in.
Wednesday morning tne Alert
came down from Now Denver .with
I tho Sandon football and,the Denver
the remaining sports were held, re-
snitlngi Men's bicycle race, L, Vork;
.1. Twins, Kaslo. (iirl's lace, Gertie
York: Flossie Forin. Boys' under 12,
II. York; J, McCallum. Boys' under
1G, J. York; C. Tipping. Ladies'
i race. Miss McCrae,New Denver; Miss
1.1. Tipping. Novelty horsi* race, YV.
Lee; H. F.Allen. Victoria Cross race,
0. Barber; R. E. Allen. The proceedings wound up with a tug of-war
amoflg the men and another among
the hoys.
Everything passed off in n happy
manner and gave general satisfaction
to citizen and visitor.
Geo. Dometto, a member of the
Silverton Miners' Union, died here
ISaturday of consumption, lie was
| buried the next day by the local
| Union, the members of which turned
j out in force. Deceased was about. 4o
i yean oi age and left a wife, and family in Italy.
• The greatest viollniste of the world
iu the Music Hall, July 2.
Miss   Helen   Hall,   contralto,  will
sing in the Music UaM Julv 2.
The first civic elections of Slocan
were held on Saturday and they
passed off in a quiet manner. It was
thought things would have been lively, because ofthe torrid temperature
of the meeting on the previous evening; but, though there was much determination shown, no untoward
event marked the day's proceedings.
Of the 91 votes on tiie list, 84 were
polled, the remaining seven being in.
the hills and unable to reach here in
time. Because of no legal machinery
being known to fit the case, all the
hotels remained open during the day.
Not much money changed handsover
the result*, and that mostly at even
chances. In the evening the band
serenaded the successful candidates.
Judging from the number of telegrams received, the outside public
had a keen interest in the election
Following is tho result of the poll,
as furnished by H. li. Jorand,returning officer:
A.York  4fi
D. D. Robertson  3r»
Spoilt ballots   2
W. K. Worden   t>8
K. A. Bradshaw  (17
A. C. Smith  (!3
D.  Nichol  51
A. It.   Barber  "S
T. D. Woodcock  -tt
J.ti. McCallum  uW
H. D. Curtis  g-j
A. B.  Teeter  2*5
Spoilt ballots  4
At 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon the
new council will meet at II. R. Jor-
and'soffice and, after taking the oath
of office, will proceed to the transaction of business. The appointment
of the various officers will follow and
the several committees struck. Civic
government willbeatonce organized
and the necessary bylaws drafted
without delay.
Mark Manley arrived in from Spokane Saturday and announced that
the las: payment on the bond of tho
Iron Horse, Ten Mile, had been deposited in the bank. The original
amount of the bond was $19,500, and
was held by AY. D. Wrighter and associates of Spokane, who formed tho
Burlington Mining Co. to develope
the property. They have been steadily developing the group, with a
small force, for stuno time, and have
succeeded in showing up a foot of
elegant ore.
The group consists of the Iron
Horse and London fraction claims
and adjoins the Enterprise mine on
the north, the two leads from which
latter property pas. through the
ground of the former. Messrs. McLean and McDonald, of Silverton,
were the original owners, nnd they
have realized on their group after
holding it since 1*894, The Evans
syndicate of Vancouver once held n
bond on the Iron Horse, but threw it
The new owners continued the winze,
started by the Evans people and
have opened up an evident bonanza.
The Burlington Co. is  negotiating to
transfer the Iron Horse to Pittsburg
capitalists, who will inslal machinery
and carry on development on a largo
scale.    The Iron  Horse Is o.ic of the
best things iu the Ten Mile camp.
A treat ofa life time—Camilla l'r-
so iu Music Hall, July 2.
TheC.P.H Is otlorim- $1 an hok\r
for trackmen at Calgary.
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Storlrss or Adventure, Daring and Danger
—These Seali Are Not For Fur, Hut
Issmissis Oil That Ia In Great Demasid
—Their Hide, Ton, I* Valuable for
The harvest time of the Newfoundland sealers hns just been finished
for this year, and lhe steamers of
St. John's which wero scattered
from Davis Strait to the Straits of
Ilelle Isle, gathering in the seals,
•Id and young—but principally the
young, for the young are the fattest
und yield thc best oil, are ns'iirly all
home again. Tho process of procuring petroleum oil .from the depths of
tho earth is prosaic enough, and
there is little romance in the manufacture of cotton-seed oil. Hut tho
great. supplemental supplies which
are found in tho whales and seals of
tho icy northern sen*" and in the
copra of the islands of the tropical
oceans furnish in their exploiting
stories of adventure, during and danger. The seal which tho Newfoundland fleet hunt amid the Arctic ice
floes is not tho sort of seal predestined to furnish sealskin saequos, but
an animal whose fur is worthless and
whose hide is good only for leather.
But beneath his thick hide lies thc
oleaginous blubber which furnishes
the oil for which lie principally is
hunted. Tho seulskin-sacque animals
are found only in tlie Northern Pacific, where they go to breed on the
islands of Bchring Sea.
And since nur women mrst  walk fay and
money buy tlielr gear.
The fsoiilltig l.onti they tllcb that way at
hazard ys'iir by ys'ar.
The huir seals of the North Atlantic have none of thai sort of fur
which clothes their brethren of thc
Pacific, but are covered with a long,
coarse hair. When the Alaska seals
have spent tho summer on tho islands of Bchring Sea they go back
to the ocean with the first September gab's ami "no man knows their
path." But tho.habits of the North
Atlantic ss*uls are well known, and
it can be predicted with certainty
where they will be found at certain
seasons. They bring forth their
young upon the ice floes, beginning
about March 1, and it is then that
the steamers sail northward from
St. John's in search of their prey.
A. sailing steamer will carry a crew
of from 150 to 300 men, and tho
crew get a share of the catch. When
a floe is sighted on Which the families of seals are disporting themselves the ms*n from the steamers
land on the floe und kill the seals by
knocking them on thc nose with
clubs. Seals aro worth at St
John's from $2 to $3,25 a hundredweight, and sometimes a steamer will
earn large returns for the investment. Tho seal fisheries aro worth
about half a million dollars a year
to Newfoundland.
Although many hundreds of thousands of seals aro killed each year tiy
the hunters of St. John's and Scot- ,
land, there seems to be no appreciable diminution of their numbers. The
si*aling season opens on March 10
and closes by agreement on April 30.
This year the record trip was made
by the steam sealer Southern Cross,
which went to the sealing grounds,
got a load and returned to St.
John's in nine and a half days, when
she discharged her "*argo of dead
seals und wont off on .mother trip.
Although thc sealing stt-a.ners are
built stoutly and manned und commanded by men of experience, much
danger attends the pursuit of tho oily
nm annuls, and during the season reports of disasters to the vessels of
the fleet are not infrequent. The
sti*aniers which go to the seas beyond the Arctic Circle sail in waters
which are plowed by no other keels
except now and then some vessel
bound on a voyage of exploration.
Herbert, Connected With the Sifton Murder, • Bssuy Prleoner.
Walter Herbert, who is confined at
the County Jail, to await his trial
on the charge of having boon connected with the murder of Joseph
Sifton, and who already pumded
guilty, seems content with his life in
jail, says The London News. Never
since he has been confined there has
he made any complaints to the authorities. He is very fond of doing
any work around tho place, and will
turn his hand to almost anything.
He is an export at drawing, and
spends a great part of each day
along this lino, and is very clever. Ho
is very fond of drawing maps, and
enjoys himself immensely when so
doing. His drawing of birds, horses
and human beings Is excelh*nt.
Twice every day he is taken out for
exercise, and on these occasions he
ii always very pleasant and ready
for conversation, lie is ss*ldom idle
when confined, his one desire being to
always be doing something. Herbert
is in comparatively good health, h's
confinement In jail having not in ihe
leant injured him. He has very few
people call on him, but relatives of
his make their usual visits, and ho is
at  all timefi pleased to sec them.
Bird! at Itlvardale Park.
Among the birds at the Hivordnlc
Park Zoo in Totonto, the pheasants'
attract the most attention. These
birds have tho best qdurterH in tho
Zoo. Although he has reached tho
udvanced age of 22 years, Jumbo,
the Chinese guiltier, still is king of
hit department, and makes his presence known to any of his subjects
who get in his way. Thn sandhill
crane comes In for a good deal of attention, this species being scarce in
this country. Tho golden ami bald-
headed eagles occupy two largo
cages. Those sullen creatures show
little signs of activity, sitting almost continually, s*yc*lng with a cold
look tho smaller birds of tho adjoining cages. Thn object of tho etillcr-
tiini Is to gather as many us possl-
ble of the animals and birds of this
continent, so that visitors may bu
acquaiutuu with their tnodiut nf Ufa.
which pays the best interest on capital invs*sted?"
His final word is:—"If you want a
home and want to work for it, here
is your best chance on ths* American
continent," Let us hops that this
courageous couple will sucetvd In
realizing their aims, and that. this
epic of the north will end in a tri-
umphunt stra  i.
A Hexlnan-Germuu Traveler Wlis* Says
"Canadians Dssn't Prink."
A German named Julio Sternan ot
Torreon, Mex., in conversation at tho
Queen's Hotel, Toronto, laughed at
lhe idea of temjserunco societies in
Canada the other day. "Why," saisl
he, "tho peoplo don't drink liquor
here; they are too stingy. Down in
Mexico live pints of champagne for
one makes a nice entertainment, and
$14 a bottle is often paid for suine
of our wines. Up hero you never see
the old Spanish sherry we havo down
there," Probably it was because Mr.
Sternan was in tho wholesale liquor
business that the abstinence of the
Canadian people so forcibly Impressed him, says The lilobe. At uny rate,
ho was not particularly elated over
it. Ho would have them spend their
money as tho Spaniards do in Mexico. "They will huvo the best," ho
said, "and they're willing to pay for
Mr. Sternan is to make a tour of
Canada and Europe before returning
io his home at Torreon. Signor Jtma
Maria Urutia, a wealthy cotton
planter of the Laguna District, accompanies him. lie could not speak
English, so Mr. Sternan did the tulk-
ing. He nodded towards his companions and with a wry face said that
the Spanish were hot against the
English simply through jealousy.
"That's the whole secret of it," he
added, "jealousy. Thoy know in their
hearts that the English are in the
right, but they're jealous." Asked as
to his own sentiments, he whiffed his
cigar, and then answered that tho
Boers hadn't treated English residents properly in thc first placo, and
in tlve end didn't know when they
were well off.
Cotton is the staple product of the
Laguna District of Mexico. At the
time Mr. Sternan left a drouth was
on, but the lust year's harvest had
been a good ono, about six times as
great as four years ago. Mr. Sternan
said that cotton cost on an average,
all told, 12c a pound, and yielded a
return last year of 20c a pound.
"You should come down to Mexico,"
he concluded; "there's no money to
be made up here."
Glacial   Period   Effects-Don   Valley Contains the Evidences of the First,
Second and Third Periods.
Prof. Coleman, ot Toronto University, recently delivered a lecture on
tho geology of Toronto. His remarks
were interesting, because of an almost total absence of technicalities,
and instructive because of the information he detailed, ecological history, he said, resembled the history
of a nution, because it hus its myth-
icul, ancient, medieval and modern
stages. This region was at one time,
as was the whole earth, a molten
mass. When this cooled, granite rock
was formed, and we s,*e the evidences
of this action to-day in the rocks of
the Muskoka district. This granite
formation, however, is 1,200 feet
below the earth's surface on the site
of the city. Following this, was the
advent of animal life. Animals in
this period, which corresponds to
ancient history, hud no backbone,
wero much like our present clams.
Their fossils arc still to be found
in the Hon valley. Professor Coleman then told of the climate and
how it became much warmer. Immense animals, much like the elephant, having no covering of fur,
rimmed over the plucc where Toronto
stands to-day. One that he described, walked on its hind legs and wus
over 15 feet high and over four feet
across the body. These were the first
warm-bloods*d animals, and their
brains were more highly developed
than any othor preceding spocios.
These animals, however, wero exterminated by tho first glacial period,
or ice age, when thc snow was nearly
two miles in depth. Following this
wns tho inter-glacial period when
tho snow entirely disappeared. It
came back again, however, and this
Is known as the. second glacial period. The evidences of this are to be
found in the Don valley also. Tin*
first period was responsible for the
underlying layer of clay, caused by
tho second glacial period. During the
latti'r psiriod, the rolling hills to the
north of Toronto, on Yongo street,
wero formed by glacial action. Lake
Ontario at ono time oxli*nds*d northward to the hills behind Toronto,
and nt this point the shore line Is
higher thun at Hamilton, and lower
than that at Trenton. At that time,
of course, thoy must have been of
equal height, and the explanation is
that the earth's surface has tipped
upward towards tho northeast. Prof.
Coleman pointed out that should Mils
action continue, Niagara Falls woultl
eventually disappear. He also told of
a timo when tho proposed canal between Lake Ontario and Oeorgian
Bay would havo been Superfluous be-
i.suse tho two bodies of Water were
joined by a nock ot water, which
flowed over tho present silo of Toronto.
An Imperial Slar.
It will be learned with pleasure by
ell those who have served for the
Cmplre'l cause In South Africa that,
In all probability, thoy will receive
an Imperial Star, In addition to the
regular British Wur medal, Tho idea
originated in Caps Colony, nnd hiss
been taken up with zest in all of the
14 separato countries which were re-
presented in the fighting lino. All
tho colonies will Contribute towards
the cost.—Canadian Military Gazette.
Canadian Frog Farm.
Ono oi tho most. successful frog
farms in Ontario is In the Trtsnt
lliver basin. During the years lH'.i.",-
(Ifl this basin yielded fi.OOO Hounds of
dressed frogs' legs.
Where Full Information of the System
Sissy Uu Obtained, und How It Has So
Fas* Worked Hut in Canada During the
Fust Two Yeurs—."Hamuli 'I ruining Not
Teelsislenl >>r I susilitg,
A. little more than two years ago
Sir William 0, Mucdonald and Prof.
Jus. W. Robertson, Canadian Commissioner of Ahriculture and Dairying, agreed upon a scheme whereby
it was hoped that manual training
might bo introduced in the public
schools throughout Canada. Sir
William provided the necessary funds,
and Prof. Robertson undertook to
carry out the plan. Tho results so
far attained have been encouraging,
and thc prospects aro for the. continued Steady growth of tho work.
Manual training, looked upon some
years ago us a fad, is now recognized by educationists tho worltt over
as a ns'cs'.ssury factor in the successful preparation of the young of all
civilized countries for the buttle of
life. Recent articles by "Prof. Hob-
ortson and Mr. Albert II. Leake, director of tho Mucdonald Manual
Training Schools in Ontario, appeared in The Canadian Magazine, that
of the former ilea!ing with tho subject, "The Mucdssnuld Manual Training Schools," and the latter with
"The Ottawa Manual Training
School." The favor with which
those articles were received and the
desire for further information of
many whose ideas on manual training are hazy have led to their publication in a neat pamphlet of 1*1
pages, a number of excellent illustra-
tisms being included, In Prof. Robertson's article considerable attention
is paid to Ilie question of education
in its general Bonso, and it, in part.
Bays: "Ideas ami itls*als for children
are gotten from things and from life,
more than sjroin symbols, words ami
books. Qfflciency in tho all-around
development of the child-life is what
we all want, anil not the taking up
of a burdensome multitude of subjects to qualify tor passing examinations. Consequently the school
courses and methods should be adapted for use in training the whole child
harmoniously. It i.s claimed by those
who have had much experience that
what is known us manual training
can supplement book studies and
other Influences in that direction. On
the other hand, there is a danger
nowadays that too much may bo
made of it and expect ed from it. Any
part of education which has been neglected by-und-bye gi'ts its innings,
with a likelihood of too much attention for a time. That may account
for the enfeebling booklshneSS so
manifest in recent years."
He strongly emphasizes the fact,
now becoming generally recognlso/l
even by the most prejudiced, that
manual     training    schools   ure not
trading nor technical schools Nor
are tbey money-making institutions,
as the aim i.s not to turn out an article of a certain value within a
given time. The manual tiaining
course is, he says, really a sit ies of
exercises so arranged us to have edu-
cational results.
Prof. Robertson deals with the
growth of the idea as a branch of
the eilucationnl system of Kngland,
and in this respect suys that us a result of visits to England he found
that the miinual training centres
there in IRilO provided fsir boys frssm
only 50 schools, but in 1H00 boys
from {5,000 schools were provided for.
Incidentally he deals with the pro-
givssive agriculture branch of the
Mucdonald Manual Training Fund
and the good results attendant upon
its working, and, continuing, dotnils
tho plan for Introducing munual
train ing into the public schools of
Canada, made possible through the
generosity of Sir William Mactlonuld.
He says: "Tho purpose was to furnish an object ls>sson of manual training in the public schools of at h'ust
one town or city in every Province
in Canada for a period of three
years. Sir William provided a fund
fully adequate for that scheme, including the equipment of benches untl
tools, the necessary Improvement of
the rooms, tho salaries of the Instructors und the expenses of maintenance for three years The fund
is also sufficient lo permit the teachers in training at one Normal School
in every Province to receive instruction by thoroughly quulifii'd instructors." Altogether provision has
liseii made for 11,000 boys untl (he
Normal School tenehers for three
years. To obtain the best possible
results it has btvn found necessary
tn engage a i'oin|ii't ent stall of loinh-
ers from abroad, principally from
Oreat Britain, though several assistants have been iTigaged In Cnn-
ntla. Speoial courses an. provided
fur ("niiailinn ts-iuiiers, who show
great Interest in tho work, and many
of them will soon become proficient
as instructors. Prof. Robertson
pays a high compliment to the staff
of Instructors. In concluding, he
says: "Tho so-cnlli*il dull boys, who
are not quick at book studies, have
in many cases been folinsl to show
great aptneet in the manual training
purl of education, It. prevents them
from being discouraged with school
life, and from feeling any sense of
inferiority to the quick chilslrs'n. It
gives  them  habits  of  carefulhosh  anil
makes them self-reliant, hopeful and
courageous. All of these ure manifestly most desirable educational results. It Is ill's, a soothing nnd
strengthening corrective tss the quick
and cxciiuhle children who become
over-anxious about examinations  on
book  subjects."
■   ■ i .
II. 0. Sealing:.
The eenling catch off the British
Columbia const fur 2,"*> schooners will
lis* ubout 11,000 skins, un average of
214 skins to I lie schooner. Fourteen
branded  skims  were  taken. Man's nigblSs
Const    Indians have sent  protests
to     tho dsiwrmneui against paying
licenses to Unix.
ia the merry days of  boyhood  when  we
never knew u cure
Greater than the mumps or measles or a
mother's cut of huh*,
When  u  sore  toe  wus  u  treusuru  and  a
stoiselinilse oil the heel
Filled   tho   other  boys  with  eavy   which
they trls*d not to conceal,
There were many treasured objects on the
farm we held  must  dear,
Orchard, nelils, the creek we swam ln, uud
tho old spring,  cold aud clear;
Over there lu thc woods of hlck'ry aud of
oak so deep and dense,
Looming* up behind the outlines ot the
On Its rails the quail would whistle ln the
curly summer morn,
Calling to their hiding fellows In tho Held
of waving corn,
And tho meadow larks and robins on tho
stakes  would sit and slug,
Till  the forest  Bhndes  behind  them  with
their  melody   would  ring,
There the catbird und tbo Jaybird sat and
culled each other mimes,
And tho siiulrrcls anil the chipmunks played  chnsi'-aud-eats'h-iiie  games,
Aud the garter   snake   was   often In unpleasant  evidence
In the grasses In tho corners of the
As we grew to early manhood when we
thought the country girls
Iu tho dladetn of beauty wero the   very
falreat pearls,
Oft from spellln' school or mectln' or the
Jolly shucklu' bee
Down tho old lane we would wander with
a merry little "she."
On the plea of being tired (Just the country lover He),
On a grassy seat we'd linger in thc moonlight, sho and I,
And we'd paint a future picture touched
with  colors most  Intense,
As we sat there ln the corner of the
There one  night  In  happy  dreaming  we
were sitting,  hand ln hand,
Up so near the gates of heaven we could
iilmiist hear tho band,
When  she heard a declaration whispered
lu her lls'nlng ear-
One she often since has told me sbo was
mighty glad to hear,
On my lis*nd there's now a desert fringed
with foliage of grey.
And there's ninny n thread of silver In her
dear old  head to-day,
Yet the  flame  of  love Is  burning  In  our
bosoms as Intense
As It burned ln the corner of thnt
1 i Fence.
A (latherlsstr nf Forty Years Ago at Which
the liadga Was Declared the
National Kniblem.
A correspondent sends an interesting extract from The Globe of August 22, 1860, regarding tho origin
of tho use of the muplc leaf as tho
distinguishing national badge of Canada. The Dr. Richardson referred to
is Dr. James II. Uichardson of 36
St. Joseph street, Toronto, who is
probably tho solo survivor of tho
gentlemen named in tho report at tho
gathering of 40 years ago. Tho extract reads as follows:
"A meeting was held last night in
the St. Lawrence Hull, to tako measures with a view to native Canadians taking part, with distinctive
badges, in the procession on the occasion of the arrival of the Prince of
Wales in Toronto.
"On motion of Col. It. L. Denison,
Hon. W. D. Hobinson was called to
the chair.
"Surrounding the Chairman on the
platform were: Roes or, Warden of
York and Peel; Hev. Dr. Hyerson,
Rev. S. Givins, Col. Denison, Col.
Jarvis, J. H. Morris, W. II. Boulton,
R. P. Crooks, T. G. Ridout, Dr.
Wright, Dr. Richardson. F. II. Howard, Isaac White, Allan Macdonald,
George Monro, Lewis Moffatt, M. li.
Vankoughnet, Thos. Bright, Emmanuel Playfair, Wm. Gamble, D. K.
Fechan, etc.
"Mr. J. H. Morris moved the first
resolution aa follows:
"That tho Committee on thc Program having assigned to native Canadians a place in thc procession in
honor ft II. R. II. tho Prince of
Wales, it Is desirable to take &us-h
steps as may bo necessary for the
efloctlvc organization of that part of
"The resolution was seconded by
T. O. Ridout.
"Rev. Dr. Ryerson moved the second resolution:
"That all natlvo Canadians in Toronto at tho time of tho Prince's arrival are earnestly invited to join in
the procession, in the place assign.'
for that purpose by the committee.
"Mr.  Louis  Moffatt seconded.
"Dr.   Richardson   moved   the   third
"That all native Cnnndians Joining
tho procession, whether identified
with tho national societies or not,
should wear tho maple leaf as an
emblem of tho land of their birth.
"Mr. F. H. Howard seconded the
From Thn Globe, Sept. 8, I860:
In tho report of the procession lt
etates: "Then wnlked the, Canadians, some with silver maple leaves,
and others with those supplied by
The Colonial Troops.
A rorrespontlent writes to ask how
many colonials wero sent to the
South African war. The official
figures are:
Officers.   Mon.
Canada         _... 188      2,1)42
Nuw South Wales   W       2,603
Victoria      r    81       1,348
Queensland     J.    61)      1,058
South   Australia     81 543
West     Australia     _    24 450
Tasmania           -     14 2KH
New   Zealand   m     82      1,705
C73    10,837
In addition to tho foregoing
was a corps of Imperial llushnien,
consisting of 35 officers and 1,050
men, antl a composito regiment of 10
officers and 240 men. These, In tho
absence of information, cannot be
classed under the Separate colonics
to which they belong, but their inclusion with the other contingents
would swell thc total coloninl force
to 638 oMii'cra and 12,100 men.
How     «."roenlnitilcv*i     Account     Tor
Tbelr i.ssisu' Season «»r Darkness.
A member of one of the former expeditions to Greenland tolls of n curious trn*
ilitimi nf Ihe Eskimos to account fur thc
long arctic nis-'lit aud Its Intense cold,
"There wns u timo," they siiy, "long
generations ns;o, when the sun never set
on the regions of tlie north anil when the
■brands along the sea wen* forever bidden
with nullities ot living grecu.
"Hence it wns that pence and plenty
fi'll to the lot 6f thin people nnd sorrow
was unknown among them. Hut one dny
n strange thing came to puss. As the
people were resting nmi feasting uniting
the trees, as was their custom throughout
their wakeful hours, u beautiful canoe, ns
white ns ivory, was seen drifting silently
toward tha shore from the direction of
the castle where dwelt the spirit of tbo
"Now, when tke ivory white canoe had
floated quite up to the shore, a great awe
fell upon the people, for thcro, fast asleep
iiiiiuiiK the folds of nn ermine robe, Jay a
beautiful maiden, whoso skin was ns fair
as the snow (lower and whose hair was
like a mantle of sunshine. Il..t when tlio
chief had home the innldcn tu the share
and questioned her whence, she came bo
was troubled in his heart, for sbe had answered him:
" 'I am Delfa, the daughter of the spirit
of tho wiuds, and I have drifted here
fro*m yonder snow white fustic in the
north. Hut I will return thcro nn mqre,
Henceforth my home shall bo with you
nud your people.'
"And Immediately the spirit of the
winds arose in the north nnd In a tcrrililc
voice commanded that his danghter he restored to blm immediately. Hut when
the people of the tribe sought out their
chief and counseled him to Rive the princess iuto her father's hands the youth
stood mute before them. Then, iu obedience to a gesture, they entered his ruined
house, and there on a couch lay the lscau-
tifnl princess, with her white hands—
whiter now than tho snow flowers—folded silently over her breast.
"When the spirit of the winds looked
forth and beheld the princess cold in
death on the desolate strand, his nngcr
was yet more terrible against tho kneeling multitude, and he eoimnnnilod dark*
ness to come upon them. And the Ice
and thc cold, nnd lhe darkness continued
for the space of ninny days before the offended spirit would relent nnd suffer tho
sunshine to return for a brief season."
The Ghostly Sonnd  Heard oa Board
Ship In Misloceiin.
Sailors have great respect for the supernatural. In "A Sailor's Ixig," publishes! by the Appletons, Itenr Admiral
Bobley I). Evnns tells this good "ghost"
story: "One of our ships bail had n very
curious ghost experience while cruising
in tho Mediterranean which is well
worth recording. At nbout midnight,
when over 100 miles from land and while
everything was perfectly quiet about the
deck, the sound of a tolling bell was distinctly hoard. It could he plainly hcnid
hy the oflicer of the deck as well ns tho
men, and it continued for several minutes. To tho crew it sounded liko a funeral bell, nmi they decided thnt some
one wns going to tlie.
"With much dilliculty the men were
finally sent to their hammocks nnd ordered to keep silence. Thc next morning
the story wns all over the ship, from the
forecastle to tho officers' messes. When
night came again, many had forgotten the
incident, hut nt tho same hour the tolling
of tho boll was aguin distinctly beard,
nnd the whole crew gathered on deck to
listen iu superstitious silence. Tho officers were much puzzled, and many
theories were advanced to account tor
the strange and unusual noise.
"The third night found captain and all
hnnds, officers and men, on deck, determined, if possible, to find a solution of
the mystery. At the proper timo the
sound of tho bell cume clear nud distinct, tolling as if for a funeral. The
captain and several of the officers then
began a careful investigation, which
soon cleared the matter up. The galley
of the ship, where the cooking was done,
wns uudcr the topgallant forecastle, ahout
20 feet from tho ship's bell. Tbo tires in
the galley were put out nt 0 o'clock, and
It was found that nt n certain point in
the process of cooling the contracting of
the metal in thc galley made it give oul a
cracking noise which accorded with certain tones in tbo bell and caused it to
"The very puzzling ghost story was
solved, and tbe men went to their hammocks, many of them still slinking their
heads nnd predicting thnt there was trouble in store for somebody."
s., «s .rial of endurance Is that the form*,.
always lies down to sleep, ami the latter
in n large number sif cuss's, eluepi stand
Ing up. The |inblt seems to coin,. i'a
horses which have been hurt, especlaUi
when in lhe stnhle, and they cannot lit
broken of it. Besides the absence sj(
proper rest and the constant danger of a
heavy fall and consequent Injury, thi,
habit of standing up to go to sleep rejulti
in the giving wny of the front knees im*
gives the animal a prematurely aged am)
crippled conditiou.
A walk through any large stnhle it
night will show n uunibcr of horses stunt
lug up, hut fnst asleep, and whether tliest
use three or four legs to stnnsl upon the
knees of the fore legs nre all baggy, Win,
a mule, of course, it Is quito different, rot
"Jack" lies down the moment he um|a
work is really over, nnd u somnambulist
mule ia seldom if ever met.	
i.ssssii t'rniii,
One of the eoniuionest ami the la*>
gest of the Christmas island land eraha
is the well known robber crab, which
Is found lu most of thu tropical Islands
of the Indian ami I'nelllc oceans, it
sometimes roaches a length of two feet
antl may measure seven Inches across
the back, its colors are of n very
gundy description, the ground color being a bright rod, upon which there are
Stripes of yellow, but In some eases a
purplish blue Is the prevailing tint.
The eyes nre llxed on stalks which
can be moved Independently of one another, nnd there are two pn'rs of feel-
ers. one long, the other short. The latter pair are eoniinunlly Jerked up nnd
down. There Is a pair of powerful
claws, then several walking lc;,'s. in
general appearance these niilmiils are
iimeh more like rather stout lobsters
than oralis, antl one's lirst encounter
with one of these creatures In the middle of a forest far from the sea Is productive of much astonishment on both
Another species of In nil crab common in Christinas island Is a little
bright red anlninl which In general
shnife Is much like the common shore
cnib. This variety makes burrows In
the ground, anil In some places the soil
Is honeycombed with hundreds of holes.
The crabs spend most of their time
collecting dead leaves, which they carry In their claws, holding them up over
their beads, and drag down Into their
burrows. Into which they scuttle at the
least alarm.
Crab* ln  DIukuIsf.
ritimnn beings nre not the only creatures tbnt hnve discovered the appetizing, though Indigestible, qualities
of crabs, mid some of these animals
have been compelled to resort to various defensive mi'iisures. Disguise Is
one of these nnd Is practiced with
great effect by spider crabs.
These deliberately bite up seaweeds
antl plant them on their bucks, very
soon establishing n growth which harmonizes perfectly with the surroundings nnd deceives many nn enemy.
Sliouhl the weeds grow too vigorously,
the emit iiiilustiioiisly prunes tbem
with his claws und every now nnd then
Scrapes tbe whole lot off untl starts a
fresh garden on his roof, so to speak.
The sponge crab bebaves in a similar
manner, nipping off utile hits of living
sponge ami sticking them on his back,
| where they grow vigorously. The
same eml Is served ns In the other ense.
It Is rery amusing to keep crabs of
one or other or these kinds in nn aqna-
j rliiin nnd deprive them of the usual
i menus of concenlnieiit.
Tbey get very nervous nnd nglt.itwl
' nnd try to cover themselves with bits
of paper or anything else that mny he
provided.   One sueh cnptlve Is snltl to
have bad a little greatcoat made for
him.  which he put ou In a hurry as
soon as It was tin nihil to hlin.
Males Vcrini Horses.
Tho chief reason why a mule can nearly always wear «ut a horse when ft comm
Ns.l t is tss ths* Slur!;.
"I don't think that new ninn Is going
to he a success," saisl the hs'iid clerk m
the bookstore.
"Why notV" nsketl the proprietor.
"I ilun't think be <iulte understand!
the business." explained tke lis'ntl clerk.
"A man came in nmi nskesl for a hook
of quotations n little while ngo. and la'
banted up an old stock Exchange report
for blm."—Chicago Post.
PreaervliiK Use I'sssssll-/ Credit.
"Clnrn. I gel tirs'd seeing you carry
that everlasting reticule around with
"Well. George, IM hntc awfully lo
have n man stuilch my purse from my
band and lind mil tluit there wasn't a
cent in It."—Chicago Itecord-IIeralsl.
The severe and ever-increasing strain of competitive examinations, cominj-r, at a time when every boy antl irirl is undergoing trying physiological changes, doer, much toward making mental and physical wrecks of school children. A glance
at the pale, weak and puny children which come from our public and high schools will m.ikc any thoughtful person consider
seriously the advisability of sacrificing health and vigor for tlu-
trivial honor of standing high at examination time.
Hosts of boys and girls, young men and young women
are suffering from ills and irregularities resulting from ex*
hausted nerve force. There is no treatment known to science
that will so naturally and thoroughly restore strength and vitality to the nervous system and health to the whole body as I)r.
Chase's Nerve Food. It makes parents happy by bringing
back the color to the faces and the buoyancy and elasticity to
the bodies of their pale, puny children.
Fifty cents n box, r* boxes for $2.r*o j  at all dealers, or BrJmanson.
liiiien &. Co., Toronto. The Drill.
A Ledy Who Cares Her Husband ol
1.5 Drinking Habits Writes
of Her Struggle to
Save Her Home.
"I had for a long time been thinking of trying the Tasteless Samaria
Prescription treatment on iuy husband fur his drinking habits, but ..I
was afraid he would discover that I
was giving him medicine, and the
thought unnerved mo. I hesitated for
nearly a week, but ono day when he
enme homo very much intoxicated
and his salary nearly all spent, I
throw oil all fear aud determined to
make nn effort to save our lioino
frsim the ruin I saw coming, at all
hazards, I Sent for your Tameless
Samaria Prescription and put it in
Ins coffee as directed next morning
and watched and prayed for the re-
gult. At noon I gave him moro and
al si ut supper, lie nevsr nuspcctsd
a thing, nnd I then boldly kept right
on giving it regularly, ns I had discovered something that set every
nervo In my body tingling with hope
and happiness, and 1 could aeo a
bright future spread out before mc—
a peaceful, huppy home, a share in
tho good things of life, an attentive,
l»sviii*-;* husband, comforts, nnd everything else ds*ar to a woman's heart;
for ii y husband hnd told mo that
wliis'.y wus vile stuff and he wns
takim: ix dislike to it. It was only
too tnie, for before I had given him
th ■ full course he had stopped drinking altogetheri but I kept giving
him the medicine till it was all gone,
and then sent for another lot to
have "ii hand if ho nhould relapse, as
he lind dono from promises before.
Ho i i hns, nnd I am writing you
this loiter to tell you how thankful
1 an;. 1 honestly believe IL will euro
the \ 'irst cases."
SI NT F.'KR TO ALL.—A sample
pack ■ of Ta-stslcss Samaria Pre-
•'.-i; n SENT I"I'I*E with full par-
tin.'lum in plain scaled envelope. All
letters considered sncn-tlly confidt-n-
n'al. Address The Samaria Remedy
io., 30 Jordan street, Toronto, Ont.
Woman's Christian Temperance Unioi
Letter from Mrs. Gcorgs* Grant, of
Paisley, Ont., giving particulars of
s. euro effected by "Snnmiia Prescript
'isn," rosu'Ung in its use and adoption by tho Paisley Woman's Christian Temps ranee Unloti.
raiahy, Onto December iiih. moo.
'lis. Samaria Remedy Co.,
30 Jordan Street, Toronto, Ont.
Dear Sirs,—I pinned a few lins*s tsi
ymi some time un".—as a member of
the u m per ance cause, l wrote for
iii'orninllOn; at thut time I had in
'"y luind  frli nils  Whoso  ion   was    n
I ■  '' cause of anxiety nnd troublo.on
II count of Ms    drunken habits,     1
i.i.   iy tug il  the friends  to try the
•"' ineily  I  r,\w  udvertined   in   the    Tss-
roniii tlio!,.... They did so. lt was
"' • .iiiiiiria Remedy U:..l wan ed-
lului ,.,.,i an,I I tmi pls.i:,.-il to in-
'"'iu ii,,. company lha medicine was
helpful; ih,. young man bos not
drank a d up r. mc, breaking ofl from
"hi companions; uml special prayera
("i bla iieimif, all aided in breaking
'Ic* chains.
At the Inst meeting of the W. ('.
' • L'- here, 1 introduced your lm'tli-
c|no for the emu of this liquor habit,
and a resolution wus passed. "That
Inasmuch n-s it is the aim of this or-
Banlzatloh to help the poor Inebrlato,
wo Bhonld recommend this remedy iu
homos whom persons nro addicted to
"us uso of Intoxicating liquors,"
Now, sirs, wishing you a successful
''nil's i* |n your noblo work, and foal-
'"8 that nssislunco can be given "in
tho precincts of homo by the huntl of
mother or wife, trusting ('oil mny
''Inn up useful avenues fur your labors. Yours very respectfully,
<*n b.haif of Paisley w. 0. T. U.
'""■n, testimonial-, nnil isvloe sont In
!',..r 'nve'sme. Kucloflii io uliimn. Atlslrosi
"IK HAMAUIA KKMEDY OO., Its > .Ionian Bt.
. TOUONTO, Oiilarls
Borne   things go without  saying,
|>nt the bore usually says without going.
•"•WARD'S UNIMENT UriNlll'l Flint
'Why can't you nfford a holidny
wlPi Dill '*   You need a rest."
"A rest? When I go away for n
***«* lhe othST boys In the otllco pile
"I1 three weeks'  work on inc."
The   Methods*,   liy   Which   The-/   Are
Tented hy Uxpertl,
In a lecture on precious stones recently delivered before tbe Industrial
association of Berlin, Dr. Immanuel
Krletllnender mid thnt the testing of
diamonds Is comparatively simple. Tbe
common test for hardness suffices. If
the stone resists strong attackB, It Is
certain to be genuine! If it does not,
the damage is Insignificant, as only an
linltntlon hag been destroyed. This
test, however, Is doubtful with rubles.
If n ruby can be affected by a steel
lllo or by quarts*., lt Is surely not genuine, but such a test with a topaz la
lluble to Injure a valuable stone.
Tbe test for hardness Is of no avail
with emeralds, as this stone Is not
much harder than quartz nnd In addition possesses tbo quality of cracking
For examining rubles and emeralds
tbe optical test Is best. A glass mag.
nlfytng nbout 100 times sulllces. Every expert knows that almost all precious stones have little (laws. ***rcarly
every ruby nnd all emeralds have
miiny defects, which nre so characteristic that the Kcuuliieness of the stones
Is readily established. Such a test Is
very necessnry with rubles, because
the Imltiitlons are very deceiving.
Their color Is absolutely durable and
often much tiuer than thnt of tbe genuine, nlthoiigh It may bo stated tbat a
somewhat yellowish tint Is always suspicious.
The only rellnble way In wblcb genuine rubies cau be told from Imitations
Is by the minute air bubbles of tbe latter, which become clearly visible under the magnifying glass. These are
not to be found lu the natural gem.
On the other hnnd, the imitations lack
certain defects characteristic of genuine rubles-certain vucuums, whose
outlines are much more Indistinct than
those of the nir bubbles In Imitations.
True emerithls have similar characteristic defects, such as luclosurcs of
liquids and curious dendrites. Sapphires also show peculiar netlike formations.
The   Tart   Ther   Played   la   th*  War
DelM-een Ihe Stales.
It Is othl lo think tbat tbe southern
mountaineer wns not discovered until
the outbreak ot the civil war, although
he wus ncurly u century old then, aud
It Is really startling to realize that
when one speaks of the southern inoiin-
tnlus-ers In- i*peaks or nearly 3.000.000
people who live In eight southern
stales—Virginia uud Alabama njiti tbe
southern stales between—and occupy
a region equul lu area to tbe combined
areas of Uhio aud Pennsylvania, as
big, say, as thc tiernian empire, and
richer, perhaps, in Umber nnd mineral
deposits iliais uuy other region of similar extent In the world. This region
wus nnd Is an unknown land, lt has
been aptly called Appalachian America, and the work of discovery is yet
going ou.
The American mountaineer was discovered. I say, at the beginning of tbe
war, when tbe Confederate lenders
were counting on Ihe presumption lhat
Mason and Dixon's line was the dividing line between the north and south
and formed, therefore, the plan of
marching uu srniy from Wheeling to
Rome point on the lakes and thus dissevering the north at one blow. Tbe
plan seemed so feasible thnt It Is said
lo have materially aided the sale of
Confederate bomls lu England, but
when Captain tinmen, a West 1'olnt
graduate, started to carry It out be got
no farther than Harpers Ferry. Wben
he struck the mountains, be struck enemies who shot at his men from ambush, cut down bridges before blm,
carried the news of his march to the
I'eilenils, antl Harnett himself fell
with n bullet from a mountaineer's
squirrel ritle at Uarpers Ferry.—Scrlb-
uer's Muguzlusi.
The Honorable Board.
Sam Itiiwson occasionally said a good
thing, and one of these occasions chanced to be the town meeting. Tbe people of Sam's village could not understand bow the money appropriated for
the roads had vanished with sucb poor
A stretcb of rond running past Sam's
house was ln notoriously poor condition, although Sam declared thnt he
hail pa Ul liberally to have It put In
good order, und there was general Interest when Sam rose to make bis statement before the selectmen.
"I'd Just like lo say one thing," he
drawled, heedless or the 'net thnt he
had Interrupted an Indignant neighbor.
"1 don't want to make nny hiss, but
I'd Just like to nsk the houornblc board
of highwaymen"—
Thnt wns ns fnr ns be could get. A
ronr of laughter swept over the town
meeting nnd showed its effects In the
red faces of the "blgbwuyuicii." —
Youth's Companion.
Forever Dry.
There Is a youngster In Glrnrd college who combines the poetic Instinct
with a keen sense of humor. He Is
Dot a close student-In fnct, be regards
books ns Instruments of torture. Ono
of the professors picked up a textbook
belonging to hlin the other day and
found on the tly leaf tbls bit of verse,
which no doubt expressed tho student's opinion or It:
Should Huts' tip another Hood.
For refutes.* hlllisi  II)-.
And ihosilri tlis* wlinle world be •ubmrrgea
Tail book would mill bt dry.
A Ponnd of Care.
"My son," snld the fntnlly mnn, "Is
anxious to become a pugilist. I'm doing my best lo prevent hlin."
"hot him go ahead," snltl the friend
of the fninlly, "and hnve some one
pound him. You'll And n pound of
cure worth more than au ounce of pretention."
Ass Slit. Grew Older Her Trttulsls<ss   litsiims-
"siisss- Pronounced -"Doctors mini iistr
«*.•*.«> Wie. one of Ounrri 1 Debility, snisl
■ ■••til sssst NiiisilI Ms,i ,. ,,l Ks'S'sivt.s-y —-lis)
I m now   Ws.ll sisssl htrssssK-A LeMttU  fur
From Thc Telegraph, Quebec
No discovery ln medicine in modern
times has dono so much to bring
back the rich glow of health and' the
natural activity of healthy young
womanhood to weak and ailing girls
as has Dr. Williams' I'ink l'illi.
Cirls dsllcate from childhood haze
used theso pills with remarkably
bcncllclal effects, and the cherished
daughter of nntiiy a household has
been transformed from a pale and
sickly ffirl into a happy and robust
condition by their use.
Among tho muny who havo regained health and strength through thu
line of Dr. Williams' Dink 1'ills is
Hiss Ernestine Cloiiticr, the fifteen
year old daughter of Mr. (i. A. Clou-
tier, residing at No. 8 Lallemund
street, Quebec City. Mr. cioutlcr, in
an interview with a representative of
the Telegraph, gave the following account of his daughter's illness and
recovery ; "Almost from infancy my
daughter had not enjoyed good
health, her constitution being of a
frail character. We did not pay
much attention to her weakness as
wo thought that she would outgrow
It. Unfortunately this was not the
case, and as she grew older she became so weak that I got alarmed at
her condition. For days at a time
she was unable to lake out of doors
exercise. She became listless, her appetite fuih'd her, and as time went
on she could not stand without supporting herself against something,
and at times she would fall in a
faint. 1 called in a doctor, but his
medicine did not help her and sho
wus growing ws*aker than ever. Another physician was then consulted
who pronounced her case ono of general debility, und gave mo very little
hope for her recovery. Some months
ago while reading one of the daily
papers I came across the case of a
young woman cured by the uso of
Maritime provinces one duy last
mined to give them a. trial. After
she had used about three boxes the
color began to come back to her
checks nnd she began to grow stronger, ("routly encouraged by this, she
continued to uso the pills for several
months and now she is as well as nny
girl sif her age. Her appetite is good
and she has gained thirty-live pounds
in weight. Dr. Williams' i'ink Dills
have built up hor system and have
made her healthy nnd active after
doctors failed lo benefit her. I believe that Dr. Williams' Dink Dills
aro the greatest known medicine for
growing girls, and I would advise
their use in all cases similar lo thnt
of my daughter's."
Miss Cloutier's story should bring
hope to many thsiusands of other
young girls who suffer as she did.
Those who are pale, lack appetits*.
suffer from hoa'tacht*s and palpitation
of tho heart, dizziness, or a feeling
of constant weariness, will lind renewed health and strength in the use
of a few boxes of Dr. Williams' Dink
Dills. Sold by all dealers or sent by
mall, post paid, at 60 cents a box or
six boxes for $2.50 by addressing
tho Dr. Williams' Medicine Co.
Drockville, Ont.
A short sermon on the vanity of
earthly possessions—"Shrouds have
no pockets."
Men ss'ldom full so deeply in hive
that they can't climb out by the ladder <>f reason.
Dear Sirs,—Within the pnst vear I
know of three fatty tumors on the
head having been removed bv tin* application of MINARD'S l.i N'I MEN',"
without, nny surgical operation ami
then* is no Indication of a return,
Clifton. N. D., Gondola Porry.
When one ninn is bent on dreeing
another ho tries to pull the wool
over his eyes.
There never whs, mid never will be. a
universcl panacea, in one remedy, for all Ills
to which fl.'sh is heir—the very nature of
many eumtivcis being such that wero tlie
germs of other nnd differently seated diseases rooted in tho system of the patient—
what would relieve one ill iu turn wnnld ng-
oi'iivnti*. tlie othi r. Wo' hnvo, however, in
Quinine Wine, when obtainable in a sound,
unadulterat. d stubs, • remedy for muny and
grievous Ills. By its gradual and judicious
uso tho frailest systems aro led into convalescence and Htrongth by tho influence which
Quinine exerts en nature's own restorative**.
It rolloves the drooping spirits of those with
whom a chronic state of morbid despondency and lack of ii.tcre-t in lifo is n disease,
and, by trnnquihzlng tlie nervo*. disposes to
sound and refreshing aleo|>— imparts vigor
to tbe action of tho blood, which, being
stimulated, courses throughout tho vcin«,
strengthening the lieu.thy unimul functions
of the system, thereby tnnking activity a
necessary rceult, strengthening tho frame,
und giving life to tho digestive organs, which
naturally demand tnoreSSSd substance-—result, Improved appetite. Northrop A Lyman,
of Toronto huvo given lo the publlo their
superior Quinine Wine at the usual rate, and,
gauged by the opinion of scientists, this
wine approaches nearest perfection of any ln
the market.   All druggists sell lt,
Where- there's a will there's a way
—for tho lawyers to get two-thirtls
ot the estate.
WO A/?~t>  As
' CP. k i ) „~ j . *,**** jj>Jfl£ Jais»ss fa rr^n.
XaMvC J mAs ymis
4HJ& -AsMHs 4s A^aJ^,
A  mnn without a consciencs*  Is    n
man without principle.
Interview With Mr.  J. H. Ireland,
One cf the Old Time Knights
of the Grip.
iiik Plight ii itt't'stsst Oeeaslon  In <!••*
Mul'll line I'i*  v ISO  H— llssw llssslsl's Klsl-
sis-y  puts Game •>   ills  Uelp -High
%V sis si-s.l' I'S'.ssns: I,nil,ill K.iii.ilv.
Toronto, Juno 17.—(Special).—Mr.
J. II. Ireland, tho well-known traveler fsu* hats and caps, left for the
Maritime Provinces one day last
week. Handily packed in Mr. Ireland's private grip was a box of
Dodd's Kidney 1'ills, tho medicine famous throughout Canada as a specific for all troubles o' the kidneys.
When iisks-tl about his experience
with this remedy Mr. Ireland grew
quite enthusiastic.
"1 never go out on a trip of any
length without a box of Dodd's Kidney Dills," ho asserted.
■'Arc   you afflicted   with   Kidney
Trouble a great ileal then," Mr. Ire-
lansl  wus  asked.
"Not a great deal now, no," replied Mr. Ireland, "1 tako Hodd's
Kidney Pills moro as a preventive
than anything else. But in the winter of ninety-eight I was, I can tell
you. I was down in Nova Scotia
when I first used Dodd's Kidney
Pills. I don't know whether it was
the water down there, the climate,
riiling so much in the train or what,
but certainly my kidneys were on tho
point of a complete breakdown.
Backache ! It was one continual
misery. It spoiled my business,
broke my rest and won, me down
until tlio life was taken right out of
" And you uss*d Dodd's Kidnev
Pills ?"
" I used the only remedy I knew
of that was a specific for the kidneys," answered Mr. Ireland. "The
first dose of Dodd's Kidney Pills
seeined to go right to tho spot. In
a few days 1 was feeling as well as
over I did in my life. They arc a
splendid medicine, l have recommended Dodd's Kidney Pills to scores
of men on the road like myself and
none of them but havo the warmest
praise for the medicine, being just
exactly whnt we need in our walk of
life, a safe, reliable, strengthening
stimulant for the kidneys."
Tlse high premium on honesty
proves that it is the best policy.
A grocer in England had written
on his window the other day: "Only
I'rih-laid British eggs sold here."
Next morning- some joker had written underneath: "We scorn the foreign yoke."
lee; HMD'S uiiieiit n tbe How.
Tomorrow never comes, I hey say;
But all such talk is idle gush,
For when we have a debt to pay.
Tomorrow gets there with a rush.
SLEEPLESSNESS ts due to nervous ex-
citoment. The delicately constituted, the
finnncier, the business man, und those whose
oceuimtlon necessitates great meutal strain
or worry, ull snlfi-r less or mors! from it.
Sleep is the great restorer of a worried brain,
and to get sleep cleanse tho stomach from
all impurities with a few doses of l'armclee's
Vegetable Pills, gelatine cunt, d, containing
no mercury, and arc guaranteed to give satisfaction or tbe money will be refunded.
Tommy—Pop, what's the difference
between n habit ami a vice ?"
Tommy's Pop—Habits, my son, aro
our own fraillii's; vices nre those of
ul her people.
h\ for Minard's anil talc no other.
Tlnr AbtIU.
The anvil thnt rings to the sturdy
blneksmitVs sledge may weigh 200, 300,
400 pounds, but there nre anvils whose
weight Is counted in ounces. These are
used by Jewelers, silversmiths and various other workers.
Counting shapes, sires, styles of finish,
and so on, these little anvils are msde ia
scores of varieties, ranging in weight
from 15 ounces up to a number of
pounds esch. Some of these little anvils,
weighing pcrhnpB two pounds, nre shaped
precisely like the big nnvils. Others have
shapes adapted to their special uses.
All the little nnvils nre of the Bnest
steel. They sre nil trimly finished, often
nickel plated, nnd those surfaces thnt
aro brought Into use nre finished with
whnt is culled n mirror polish, the «nr-
fnee being tnuilc ns smooth ns glnss.
These little nnvils nre made up to five
ptsuiuls anil some of them up to tcu
pounds in weight. They nre mndo some
In the United States aud some ia Germa-
Silence mny In* golden, but it never
succeeds  in  borrowing  a dollar.
Every  house  has   its  skeleton,   and
some  boarding   houses   have  several.
"Silence gives consent," ns the
young man remarked when he naked
a deaf and dumb girl for a kiss.
The breath of scandal Is an ill wind
that, blows nobody good.
Pritle  has  but  two seasons—a forward spring untl an enrly fall.
A Tale ml the Mysterious. Dlsappear-
auce of a Sblrt Tbat Wm Finally
Aeconnted For After a Great Denl
•f Trouble.
"We meet all kinds of nerve trying people in this business," growled the clerk
lu a steam laundry, "but the worst of the
lot is the fidgety young wife who looks
nfter ber husband's linen and sends It out
to wash. Sho is always fancying tbnt
something is lost, and she then proceeds
to make our lives a burden until it turns
up, which is usually in four or five days,
when the whole force is ou thc verge of
distraction—not th'iH verge, but tbe other
verge. Here, for Instaiice, Is an experience I had only last week:
"Bright and early Monday morning a
young married woman of the type I
mentioned came rushing into tho office
and declared thnt her husband's linen
bad been returned from the laundry Saturday night minus one shirt I sighed,
because I had beard the same kind of a
story once a week for at least six months,
but I took down tho check files nnd went
carefully over our memorandum of tbnt
particular lot. Ot course we make mistakes, the same ns other folks, but under
our system It Is practically impossible
for a mistako to remain undetected, and
1 showed ber that our duplicate list corresponded exactly with tbe one she had
checked off herself at her house. That
ought to have settled it, but she stood
ber ground.
" i don't care,' she said. 'All I know
Is that one shirt is gone. I am sure,' she
mlded, 'because there were 18 In all, and
thcro are only 17 now.'
"Sho wanted us to settle for the shirt
at once, but I insisted on time for further investigation, and after arguing fully an hour she went away. Next day
she enmo back.
"'Well, have you found that shirt?'
she asked.
" 'No, ma'am,' I replied.   'Have you?'
" 'No, I haven't.' she snapped, 'and 1
want pay for it right away.'
" 'Have you counted those shirts carefully, madam?' I nsked, sparring for time.
"'Certainly,' she snid; 'there were 18
altogether, and I've gone over them 40
times and can only find 17. The other
bas been lost in the laundry, and I intend
the laundry shall replnco it.'
"Wc had another talking match of an
hour or so, and when sbe finally departed
I was in a state of collapse. When I saw
her coming in the following morning, my
feet turned Icy cold.
" 'I called to get the money for that
shirt,' she said, iu a deadly sort of calm;
'1 presume you must be tired by this time
of yonr pitiable evasion.'
" 'I am somewhat fntigued,' I admitted,
'but you should remember, madam, that I
am only nn employee, and tbe rules of tbe
" 'What do I care about your old rules!'
she cut In, her eyes blazing. 'Once for
all. will you or will you not pay for the
garment you hnve lost?'
" Ton my word I was about to pay
ber out of my own pocket wben I bad a
sudden inspiration.
" 'One moment, madam,' I said. 'I believe you told me there were 18 shirts ln
all—originally, I mean.'
" 1 did,' she replied.
" 'And at present you can only find 177*
" 'Exactly.* she said.
" 'Would you like to know where the
eighteenth is?' I asked, smiling.
" 'Of course,' she answered.
" 'Your husband is wearing it,' said I.
'You overlooked the fact that one of tbe
collection is always in use.'
"She stared at me a moment in stupefaction.
" '1—er—I—really— I forgot about that,'
sbe faltered.
"Then she grabbed her parasol and
flew. It was a pretty victory," added the
clerk, sighing, "but It won't make any
difference. She'll be around next Monday, same as ever."—New Orleans Times-
Wbera Science Stumble*.
In a lecture on "The Progress and
Tendency of Astronomy," delivered at
Columbian university, Washington, Professor Simon Newcomb spoke of the
determination of the exact motion of the
solar system ns one of thc victories of the
nineteenth century. It is determined that
the solar system Is moving forward in
space 40,000 miles an hour, but whence It
enme or whither it is going no one can
Mr. Newcomb does not believe Instruments will ever be discovered thnt will
allow tronomers to provo thnt rational
inhabitants exist on other planets. The
only way in which thoy can judge will be
by conditions of other planets which
would make it probable or Improbable
that rational beings such as are on the
earth can live there.
stars may be inhabited, but astronomers hnve not been able to draw any evidence on thnt subject ono way or the
other. Wbat changes may come to the
earth, the solar system or the universe
can only be matters of uncertain speculation. Only one theory can be counted
upon, and that is that "all things must
The girl dressed    in    a crash suit
isn't necessarily loud.
Many a mnn spends half his time
anticipating tomorrow, ami tho oilier half in regretting yesterday.
Thn     theatrical    deadhead   is   both
passed and present.
"I suppose you'll be tolling people
that I'm a fool ?"
"No, dear, There are some things
wo must kcop to ourselves."—Chicago News.
HONEY SAVRD and pain relieved by
the leading household remedy, DR.
quantity of whloh usually suflloes to care
a oougli, heal a sore, out, brnlse or sprain,
relievo lumbago, rheumatism, neuralgia,
exuorlated nipples, or Inflamed breast.
A liiinilli* to a man's name doesn't
make him any easier to handle.
A bank failure naturally upsets   tho
d. positor   who  .imw*i  his   ha'
We have no hesitation ln caying that Dr.
f. D. Kellogg'a Dysentery Osirdlnl is without
loubt tho bo.-t nieiiicino over introduced for
iyscntery, diarrhoea, chol. rn and all summer complaints. i*a sickness, etc, It promptly gives rehef and never fails to effect a positive cure. Mothors sliould never be without
t bottle wben their children are teething.
Fudge—Do you bclicvo in lovo nt
lirst -sight ?
Budge—Certainly. It is then that
neither parly knowa what kind of a
person tho oilier is. Why shouldn't
they fall in love.
Mr-*. Celeste Coon, Syracuse, N.Y., writes:
"For year.* 1 could i.ot s in many kinds of
food without producing a burning, excruciating pain in my stomach. I tsjok Pariue-
le 's Pills according to directions under
'Dyspejssin or Indigestion,' One hoi entirely cured mc. 1 can new eat anythiag I
cisootse, without distressing me in the least."
Tin sc pills do not eaii-e p iln or griping, and
nhould be used when a cathartic is required.
Miss tie Pride—I wouldn't marry
him if he were the last man on tho
earth I
Hival Belle—Indeed you wouldn't.
I'd tako him myself then.
"Mother, what are twins ?" asked
little Bobbie.
"I know," chimed in Dolly. "Twins
is two babies just the same age;
three babies is triplets; iour is quadrupeds; and live is rjentipedes."
When  sickness   results from    carelessness nature says "I told you so."
Trovcrbs  aro  truisms  on  the  hnlf-
A  cure  in time knocks    the  undertaker out of many a dime.
The wealthy lawbreaker usually
gets less justice for his money than
the poor  one does.
q psrfecl liquid dentifric* for Ihe
Teeth and Mouth
New Size SOZODONT LIQUID, 25c A I? sf)
Urge LIQU1-0 and POWDER. 75c   fa |f
At all StnrcM, or by Mail for the price.
\% Sewing Machines
Office and Warero. mis e"""**TT T T 1? A Tl
'"43 Portag.   Av, nuo. » X1 JjJ-l   XjCiAU
A-O-EISTTS     ■Vs7"A."N'T"B"D.
We arc in ntnsd ssf n few reliable A|*epu>
throughout the count j-y to handle our
gasoline lamps and supplies.
Good profit and quick sales.   For partico
lure address
313 Muds St., Winnipeg.
e-.UiliUf.hi-d, ID years trial. A homo I isliiitry.
KiicnuriiBe It- UEWASJB of Aisiericin repr-l
Feltlnu, which cracks in our oUuiatsj. Kor tuim
pis i an I lusiiniimU.'.ii;',  y to
W. G. FONSECA, l^oo At-eotj
G6*> Main Street, MslN\iri:o
1-Mn r s.l;.. fillHlliatM
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Revenge is the doubtful pleasure of
a weak  and  narrow mind.
\V    N    U,   ***•<>   830.
Sozodont fortheTeeth^Breath 25c
At all Stores.or by Mail for the price.    HALL & RUCKEL, N. Y.
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A surprising1 number of Uncle
Sam's children have taken out their
papers in this country since last fall,
particularly in thi* section, Canucks
are pleased to sec this evidenoo of
liigh intelligence.
In last Friday's Nelson Miner was
a statement that the ore shipments
from the Slocan and Slocan City divisions wore considerably below par,
und that the cause was attributable
to the mining laws of the province.
People up hereabouts hold differently.
They claim the decrease in shipments
is due to thc smelter trust and thc
lack of a lead refinery in Canada,
vide thc resent hig delegation to
Ottawa. In the local division never
was mining in so healthy a condition
and there is not an operator saying a
word against the laws, bad though
they may be. Thc Arlington has
sent out more ore already than in all
19*00, while the exports from the entire division for 1901 will reach the
"highest notch. There may be d.irk
spots on the mining horizon of the
province, but this division has very
little cause to complain.
It is with a feeling of relief and sat
isfaction that the citizens view the
fulfillment of thc long-drawn-out incorporation of the town, which was
concluded with the elections held on
Saturday last. In the personnel ol
the first council will be found a om
bination representing almost all the
dirersifled interests of thc city, and
the men chosen may be relied upon
to do their full duty by the people,
justly, honestly and courageously.
All have resided here for years and
are severally interested in the growth
'and progress of the place. They
realizo tbe necessity of economy at
the outset, and all stand upon the
same principles relative to the civic
franchises and municipal work. By
thus starting with a thorough understanding with the people and with
confidence i i each oilier, tbe best interests of the city will be served.
Everyone will wish the City Fathers
good luck in their conduct of public
Four men are  employed   at the
John Wereley, New Denver, and
partner, went up the creek Saturday
• to work on the Shenandoah claini,
close to Tobin creek.
Al Teeter and Dick Hutner will
•enter at once upon their lease of the
'Fourth of July group, and they will
stay at it all summer.
Dune Weir,  New Denver, came
down Friday and went up next day
"to start work on the Young Bear
group, close to the Bondholder.
Dan McCuaig, Charley Martin and
Nat Tucker got back Sunday evening from their (|uest of a big gold bonanza in the Little Slocan country.
"Owing to lack of grub they had to
return before securing the pt'ii'u.
Mayor York has received a telegram from Attorney General Kberts
announcing that A. C. Smith nnd I.
Iiougheed had beon appointed police
and license commissioners They,
with the mayor, comprise the boards
for the city.
Notice to Contractors.
CEALED tendurs wantnd for thn completion
**^ of certain work to bn dons* in connect ism
■with Slocan Public School Hsiuss*,in accordance
with plans nnd specifications prepared hy tlis*
Lands and Works Department, Viclnrin, to lis.
xoen at tho Secretary's olHoc. The lowest or an*/
ttinder not necessarily uucuptecl.
Tenders will bo received up till 12 o'clock
noon, July 5th, 1901.
i {   IV. S. JOHNSON
Trustees -]   A. VOKK
I   3.
Grand concort recital in the Music
iiall, July 2.
Tho Orangemen will celebrate in
Nelson on July 12.
Public school closes today for thc
midsummer holidays.
Tom Lake opened the Royal Hotel
for business Saturday.
Everybody should hear Camilla
Urso.   Music Hall, July 2.
Born.—In Slocan, on June 22, the
wife of Paul Bruin, ofa son.
Best entertainment over given in
country.   Music Hall, July 2.
Camilla Urso is recommended by
the press of the world.   July 2.
Slocan will send a big delegation
to  Nelson   for   the   Dominion   day
A number of erstwhile Americans
cast their first British ballot on Saturday,
Tho sum of $100 is to be spent on
the trail from the Speculator to the
J. C. Gwiilim and wife wore visiting Mr. and Mrs. AV.S. Johnson, dur-
ing the week.
Nick McKinn left Saturday for the
Buffalo fair, also to visit his old home
ut Berth, Ont.
A. 8. Farwell, Nelson, came in* on
Monday to do some surveying for the
Arlington Mines.
Tom Armstrong and party came in
Friday, having completed the repairs
to the Lemon trail.
More, money is to be expended this
summer ou the trail leading to the
head of Ten Mile.
Miss Bradshaw, sister of Mrs. li.A.
Bradshaw, arrived in Tuesday from
Toronto on a visit.
Jack Lowes, who left Sandon three
weeks ago for the Klondike.has been
drowned on his way in.
Jim Bowes, Silverton, and Billy
Walmsley, Sandon, have bought thc
Glue Pot saloon, Nelson.
Al 1 lovers of music should be at the
Music Hall, July 2.
Service will he held in St. Paul's
churc'i next Sundav. morning and
evening.   C. Arthur Mount, ylcar.
Ii. P. Green, M.L.A., camo in on
Tuesday evening's boat to witness
the sports. He received a warm welcome.
Tomorrow morning an election will
be held for a school trustee, in succession to AV. S. Johnson, whose term
Messrs. Crawford and Harper have
taken over the rooms of the Wilson
House, in conjunction with thu restaurant.
An appropriation nf $3000 has been
niade for extending the wagon road
from the Arlington mine to the Two
Nelson Tribune. June 2f>: "Mayor
York of Slocan and Alderman Bradshaw are nt the Queen's." Looks
nice, don't it!
Mulvey it Clements on Monday exchanged ten acres of their ranch in
West Slocan for the house nnd lot
next the lioyal Hotel.
A wandering shooting gallery,
Monday, contributed the first $5 to
the civic treasury. It was expended
in repairing the sidewalks.
For Dominion dav nil C.P.R.agents
will sell round trip tickets at fare
and one fourth, good going on June
29, 30, and July 1; returnable July
Hear music by an artist, Camilla
Urso, July 2.
D. S. McVannel attended a meeting
at Nelson last week to organize a
district lodge of the Orange Society.
He was elected financial secretary
and Tom Lake lecturer.
Capt. W. J. Holden, of Victoria,
representing the Hygiene Kola Co.,
which is introducinc kola wine into
hotels and drugs ores, was here on
Friday and took numerous orders.
Walter Smith, employed at Koch's
sawmill, Ten Mile, was brought to
the local hospital Saturday evening,
with a badly smashed face. He had
fallen 16 feet from a trestle and lit on
his physog,
By advertisement in an adjoining
column, it will be seen that the
school board is calling for thc completion of certain work at the school.
Plans and specifications may be seen
at the secretary's office.
Lowery's Claim put in an appearance Friday. It is a neat-looking
16-page magazine and chuck full of
warm matter. In subsequent numbers Ihe warm feeling is to be expanded until thc Claim becomes positively hot.
Miss Helen Hall's singing is a treat.
Henr her on July 2.
Friday evening's public meeting
was quite the warmest affair ever
held here. Literary bouquets, more
forcible than polite, were freely distributed,creating an excitement only
equalled by the advent of Lowery's
The ba id boys received their new
uniforms Wednesday and they presented a very attractive appearance.
The unift.vms are semi-military, with
red cuffs and piping, on a dark navy
blue cloth, and with black braid
looping across the front They were
purchased from P. Jameson,Toronto.
Osssssl Orss isis tht. Duplex.
QiMcCALLUM, Secretary. |    J.ick Bcaucliesne came down from
the Duplex, on tho first north fork of
Lemon, Saturday, and reported a
strike of good ore on that property.
Last fall a crosscut was run in 65 feet
to tho ledge, which showed a little
quartz. Lately Be. uchesne and A.
Provost, who also owns an interest,
commenced to drift on tho lead and
only went five feet when a foot of
good ore was encountered. Sulphides
are scattered plentifully through the
quartz, which also gives $32 in gold.
The owners purpose working the
property all summer. The Alberta
and Tail Holt claims arc on the same
Skap.vay heralded tho arrival of the C.
P.N. Co.'s steamship Islander in its port
on her first trip by the followingglowing
report,which appeared on the front page
of tho Daily Alaskan : "Sunday afternoon
half of tbo population of Skugwuy accepted the invitation of Captain
Foot to inspect tho steamship Islander.
Captain Foot was personally in charge
anil he was very solicitous to see thnt
everybody lind a chance to see the ship
and to partake of the good things. He
waB ably assisted by Agent Dunn, Mr.
Pumphfoy and every member of (lie
crew. They wero all just as polite and
attentive as if those aboard had paid their
hard cash to bo takon enro of. It would
be diflicult to give an accurate description of the vessel and her appointments
without going into the minutest details.
Th? ship's exterior is well icmarubered
by many Skagwiiyane, but the interior
has been so completely changed that it
wns absolutely unrecognisable yesterday.
Tho fittings aro most elaborate and the
decorations are all of artistic merit and
present a harmony of view which is indescribably grand.
The dining saloon is exceptionally big
for a ship of the proportions of the Islander. Us finish could scarcely be finer, it
would seem. The furnishings of the ladies' cabin, tho lounging room and other
parts aro of the finest. One of the attractions which are always looked for by
the s a traveler is a chance to promenade. The Islander's cabin is so located
that a splendid walk can be bad around
it. But it is, in the staterooms where the
well-being of the passenger has been
zealously guarded. Every arrangement
and ('-.tail which could possibly contribute tu their comfort has been provided.
From main truck to kielsou, from stem
to stern, tho ship is kept scrupulously
clean, as many wended their way up
town after viewing the vessel and enjoying tbe hospitality of Captain Foot they
were constrained tosav (he was the finest vessel with the most iiopular skipper
on the run. On the way up there were
many musicians aboard and the last
night out a concert wns i iven, at which
T. U. Puuiphrey presided."
Appendcsl is a complete list of the various records registered at the local registry office, 11. I'. Christie being mining
Juno 17—R & B, between 1st and 2nd
n f Lemon, VV li (ieoifre,
New Ontario, below Lemon creek, Mrs
D Hurley.
Silver "Tip, Cedar creek, J Dearin.
18— Rainy Duy, Twelve Mile, Alex M
Paystrcak, same, same.
19—Last Mission, Cameronian creek,
T I) Wuodeook.
Tomahawk, between Twelve Mile and
Springer creeks, W llrnsch.
21—Black Boar, 2nd n f Lemon, Frank
June 17—1 & U, Eagle, Hard Nut.
19—Begins, Victor, Montezuma.
20—Diamond, Cameronian, Sligo and
Gray Copper.
21—Johannah, Alta, Dividend, Hub,
Callerou, First Lake
Camilla Urso in thc Music Hall, on
July 2.
Mr*. M.  Sheldon Pearce, pianist,
will appear in Music Hall, July 2.
J. ft
B. A. Sc.
Provincial Land Surveyor & Mining
SLOCAN, - - B. C.
Dissolution of Partnership.
NOTICE is hereby given that the part
nciship heretofore exit.ting between the
unslersigned, in a contract for getting
out mining limber at the Speculator
mine, has this day been dissolved by
mutual consent. The contract will be
carried out by Hehry Stevenson,to whom
all accounts must be paid and who will
liquidate all debtscontracted by tht said
Dafd at Slocan, B.C., this 31st day of
May. 1001. 7-fl
'Tis a feat
to clothe the feet.
Years of experience in the
shoo business have taught us
to become adepts in clothing
thc feet. Our stock Is new
und up todnte and is especial y selected for comfort, finish
atid durability, while the
prices are equal to those paid
for inferior goods,
New lines
in ladies' shoes
have just been opened up.
They are this season's goods
nnd the best overseen here.
Remember, ours is the only
exclusive shoe store in the
W. J. Adcock
Repairing a specialty.
Alex. Rogers,
Tonsorial Artist.
The Lending Parlors:
No. 62, W. F. of n.
Meets every Wednesday evening
in tho Union Hall. Slocan City, at
7.30 p.m. Visiting brethren cordially
invited to attend.
Financial Secretary
Pioneer Livery
.and Feed Stables,
Slocan, B, C.
General Packing and Forwarding attended to at the
shortest Notice.
Saddle nnd Pack Horses for
hire at reasonable rates.
New Carpets
and Oilcloths..
Just Arrived.
Furniture, Crockery, Glassware, etc., etc.
Mines,   Real Estate, Insurance, Accountant.
Abstracts   of   Titles  Furnished.
B. C.
We carry a large
assortment of flies
fly books, minnows, lines, etc.
Bamboo Rods,
25 cents up.
J. L. WHITE 6c Co.
I, F. C. Green, acting as agent for
"Thr Enterprise (B.C.) Mines, Ltd.,"
give notice that two months nfter date I
intend to apply to the Chief Cominis-
■ioner of Lands nnd Works for permission to purchase the following described
tract of land, containing 10 acres, more
or less, situated on Tan Mile creek, one-
quarter mile northeast of Enterprise
mine, in West Kootenay district: Commencing at a post marked "E. Mines,
Ltd., S.W. Cor."; thence along north
boundary of Habana mineral claim in an
easterly direction to intersection with
Slocan Queen; tlienco northerly along
westerly boundaries of Slocan Queen anil
Iron Horse mineral claims to southerly
boundary of Homestead mineral claim;
thence we terly along said southerly
boundary of Homestead to Montezuma
mineral claim; thence southerly along
easterly boundary of Montezuma mineral claim to point of beginning.
Dated this 25th day of May. 1901.
14-0-01 F. C. GREEK
>■/**.v'-■■*. -"MC
ii'iui iA*rii*n ■mr.*ii».
Notice to Pre-emptors of
Crown Lands.
THE attention of Pro-emptorH of Crown Imitlii
ia liprcby i'alls>sl tss nn amendment to tho
"Land Act," pauses! al tht. lust session sif the
Lvginlaturss, which provides us follow,, viz.:—
"9. PrtM*ntptor*i of Crown lands,-whether in
arrears in payment of instiiliiiints of purchase
money or not, who at the time of coming Into
force of this Act have obtained Certillcates of
Improvement, or who shnll hnve obtained Certificates of Improvement within twelve months
thereafter, shnll on conformiiiK with the provisions of tin 'Land Aot, oxcept i.s hereby altered, be entitled to obtain Crown grunta ol their
pro-omutittn claims upon oomplotlng paymontsi
of purchase moils')' at the rule nf seventy-live
cents per nere, nnd f.'rtswit Brant fee*, which
payments may be tnailc ns follows:
"Twenty-flvi* Oatttt per acre on or before the
31st day of December, I'.toi;
"Twenty-live cent--per  acre on or beforo tho
.■mill'day of June, 18081
"and the remaining—
"Twenty-llvi' s'enls pet nere on nr before Ihe
31st iltty ssf December, llKK, nnd without
nny further payment of interest or ur rears
of interest."
Deputy Commissioner of Lnmli si Works,
Lnnds nnd Works Depnrtmput,
Victoria, D.C., Ut Juno, wot. II-0
Just Arrived
Half a carload of steel
Ranges and Heating-
Stoves. Call and see
our display before pur.
chasing elsewhere.
Dealers in General Hardware,
MAIN STREET,        .      -SLOCAK
Agents for Crow's Nest Domestic
and Blacksmith Coal.
The Muroutt Branch
Gwiilim 6c Johnson,
Slocan,        • • B. C
Inte of i:
Corker No. % Mineral Clulm.
Situate in the Plocnn City Mining Division of Wost Kootenny District.
Where located:—On the first north
fork of I.t iiitm creek, adjoining the
TAKE NOT1CK that I, J. M. McGregor, acting as ngettt for .Joseph Davis,
free miner's ecrtilicate 1520889, and Wm,
Findlay ,free miner'aci't 1 iticate Xo.K'9026
intend, sixty days from the date hereof,
to applv to tho Mining Recorder for a
ceitilicate of Improvements, for tho purpose of obtaining a Crown grant of the
above claim.
And further tnke notice that action,
under section 37, must Iw commenced
before the issuance of such certilicate of
Dated this IStluluvof Mav, 19C1.
24-5-01. J. M. McGBEGOR.
.Slosuss Hub Mineral Clstl ss.
Situate in the Slocan City Mining Division of the West Kootenny District.
Where located:—Four miles from
Slccan City.
TAKE NOTICE that I, William A.
Iluut'V, acting aa the authorized agent of
.lames D. Byrne, free miner's certificate
No. B44071; Bolls Kvenceski,free miner's
certilicate No. BL'055; and John Wafer,
free minei 'm-crtiticuts. Nts.ll:!'*ti;;i"_',iiiti'iiil,
sixty days from the slate hereof, to apply
ts tbe Mining Kecoriler for a certificate
of improvements, for the pur-sose of obtaining a Crown grant of the above
Ami further tnke notico that action,
under section 37, must lie commenced
belore tin* issuance of such certificate of
Dated this Hist dav of Mav, 1961.
31-5 01     WILLIAM A. BAUER, 1M..S
Meets the second Thursday in each month
nt 3 p.m. Next meeting in the l'-«a.
hyterianchurch. All meetingsopea
to thoso wishing t: join.
Mas. W. J.Andrbwb,
Cor. Secretary.
Notice to Delinquent Co-owner
To M. B. Merritt, or to any person or
persons to whom ho may hove trans.
ferret! his one-tilth interest in tho Nix
Fractional mineral claim, situated at
the head of the last south fork of Ten
M ile creek,Slocau City mining division.
You nre hereby notified that wo have
expended tbe sum of two hundred and
five dollars in labor and improvement-!
upon tbe above mentioned mineral
claim, in order to hold said mineral
claim under the provisions of tlie .Mineral Act., and if within 90 dn5'S from the
date of this notice you fail or refuse to
contribute your proportion of such ex-
penditure, together with all costs of advertising, your interest in said claim
will become tbe property of the sub*
scriliers, under section four of an act entitled "An Act to amend the Mineral
Act 1900."
Dated this 30th dav of April, 1901.
B. O'XEIL, J. M. McGU.El.iOK,
3-5   I*. NOLAN,      J. KADCLIFF.
No More
Havo installed a new machine
for nmnufacturinir Stovepipcn
nnd Airpincs. They ro together
like a charm. Patronize horns
industry and have an unrutllcd
Senilis- Mlutsml (,'luiisi.
Situate in tho Slocan City Mining Division of West Kootenay District.
Where locatad: On the north fork
of Lemon creek, north nnsi west of
the Chapleau mineral claim.
TAKE NOTICE that I, Arthur EL
l.'arrow, as agent for George K. Weinatit,
1'iee Minor's Certificate No. B3sS933,
-lillman C. Jackson, Free Miner's
Certificate So. B.t'Sir and John Oemp*
ss y, Free Miner's Certificate No. B38984
intend, sixty days from this slate hereof,
to apply to the Mining Uecorder for a
Certificate of Improvement.", for the
purpose of tilitisiniug a Crown Grant of
the iiIkivo claini.
Ami further tako notice thut action,
under 37, must be commenced liefore the
issuance of such Certilicate of Improvements.
Dated this 4lh day of June, 1901.
7-0-01 A. R. BARROW.
8ussll|c'it 1' rsistlossssl Mltis.rul I 1st! us.
Situate in the Slocan City Mining Division of West Kootenay District.
Where located:—Bounded on the
northeast by the Bell, on the south
west by the Bonanza, southeast by
thu Republic; one half mile west of
th i heaslwaters of Roberteou creek,
a tributary of Springer.
TAKE NOTICE that I, Herbert E. T.
Ilaultaiu, of Nelson,B.C..acting as agent
for tbe Hastings (British Columbia-
Exploration Syndicate, Limited, free
miner's certificate No. B38710, intend,
sixty slays from the date hereof, to
apply to the Mining Recorder or certificates of improvements, for the purpose
of obtaining a Crown Grant of each of
the above claims.
And further take notice that action,
miller section 37, must be commenced
before the issuance of such certificates of
I) itetl this Uth day of June, 1901.
14-ti-Ol ILK. T. HAULTAIN.
We have moved into our
handsome new store, on
cor. Baker and Stanley
Streets.   Call on us.
Repairing a specialty nnd all work
lorwiudid will lie cnarnntfed, nnd
mail orders promptly attended to.
All Union workmen employed, thus
ensurin1* skilled attention.
and Jeweler.
Nelson, BC
You Can Make
A  Striking  Effect!
By wearing a perfect fitting Suit,
cut in the latest style and elegantly
trimmed. Such can ho purchased
A. David, the Miner's Tailor,
near the TostoU'icc.
I'un-American Exhibition,
June 18; July 2. IBj August C, 20,
Epworth I/ca-*uc Meeting,
San Francisco, $50,
July 13, 14, 15.
Christian Endeavor Convention,
July 2, 3.
National Education Association,
DETROIT, $71.25.
July 2, 8.
For time-tables, rates, nnd full information call on or address nearest
local agent, or—
A(*ent, Slocan City
J. S. CARTER,     E. J. COYLE,
D.P.A.. A.O. P* A.,
Nelson. Vfuicouvoi


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