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VI., No- 3-
If so, you will find our stock of Tobaccos, d
gars'and Pipes the best and  most complete
in the city	
A full line of the choicest Confectionery on hand
and nil varieties of Fruit in season,    I'rioes Bight.
A   Slaughter
Sale of Boots
We are clearing out our line of
Men's Fin© Ames-Holden Boots.
35 per cent REDUCTION ON
ALL LINES. Call and examine
before   purchasing   the   goods.
David  Arnot, Slocan.
Assnt for Stanfield's Underwear; Slater's Shoes.
J. W. Crow,  Proprietor.
!1IS Hotel is one of the liest known nml most popular houses
n tlie country.     It is located adjacent to the depot and the
I -hilt,
wharf, ami commands a magnificent view of tn**
Good BshinK ■*■ *" be found close at ham
Slocan lake
every facility is offered for boatiug.
Tourists will find the Arlington and ideal resting place.
Commercial men havo at their command new and commodious
sample rooms.
The dining room la strictly up tfj diate and tho bar supplied
with only the best brands of g.mds*'
_\ ma& 1,-irj
—_v aba 11
Is reached by any trail or road
that runs into the Town.
Do not go  past its door when
you are dry, weary or hungry.
i •HBEDncs^iK^'rsnB^.
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An arrangement has been made
whereby The Drill may be obtained with either thc Weekly Mail
and Empire or the Weekly Globe,
two of Canada's leading papers.
Subscribers can thus get all the
home news and the events of
Eastern Canada at a small cost.
New subscribers may obtain The
Drill and the choice of either of
the above-mentioned papers for
$2*50 fora Year
No Railway Policy Introdaoed for Thii
Beiiion -Kitimaat l.mui Qrant Investigation Kndi in a Fiam-ia-House i*ro-
rogueiaud Member. Dliperia,
John Oliver's select committee com*
menoed its enquiry into the issuing of
crown grants to lands in the Kitimaat
reserved district last Tuesday morning. Nothing has oome oui of the
august body's deliberations, except
that the chief commissioner of lands
and   works    is   completely   cleared.
There appear, it is true, to have lieen
certain irregularities "although to what
extent and to what clerk  they are
attributable there is not sullicient evidence to say. Hut the crowning blow
to Mr.Oiiver's hopes was administered
by the deputy commiaSsioner, Mr.Gore,
who j^uve evidence that an investigation into the affair had beeu instituted
two months ngo by lion. Et. F. Green
himself. The cream of the whole joke
is that Mr. Oliver's fierce zeal for reform is breaking the beads of bis own
party, as tie- evidence goes to show
ihat. whereas only half a dozen of the
disputed giants were issued under Mr.
Green's administration of the department, upwards Of twenty were issued
by his predecessor in office, VV. ('.
Wells. Asa consequence, Mr. W?llt
i.*> sore and unhappy.
.Mr.Bowser. speaking on the budget,
Monday uight, made the bit of the
wee!;. He dropped a bombshell into
the Liberal ranKsvvben he quoted from
the report ou last year's election net
mad" io tbe governor general by the
minister of justice in the dominion
cabinet, Hou. Mr. FitzputrioU. In
this report, wliich is dat.-,I November
1<> la*-. Hou.Mr.Fitzpatrick condemns
the clan e forblddm; Chinee and
.lap muse i i vol •. uud Rays it should
be disallowed. As the clause howev ■)•.
is merely the re-enactmaut of long
staudiug legislation ou the provincial
statute lvoii!.,diNir,.iwauiv ut the pr -
em ad. I he minister ol justice i.* good
euough to say, woul 1 serve uo purpose; bul he expresses ibe hope that
ihe i roviaeial legislal ue will icscind
the objectionable clause*.
L'he houso weni  iuto supply Cues
lav  altoruoou, after smashiug, by u
,.,',■ of  21   to   lo, .1. A. Macdonald's
long standing motion of eeusur >., The
mtire i ?timutes  were passed by the
i a in I sss tban four hours, witbout
amendment nnd  without   a division.
Lhe oppositiou simply went to nieces
there is uo other word for it.
Th • much discussed game act pass
.1 its thiid reading ou  Wednesday
uight, without a divisiou.
A most disastrous fat ■ bofel .lohn
((fiver's motion of want of confidence
ou Thursday. It was simply put to
the vote at onco and defeated by 22 to
Hi a majority of nine aud a record
for tli • Besslou.
I!. HallV. Victoria, amendment to
tbe third reading of the bill to amend
de coal mines regulation act was de
feated by a mixed vote of 20 to 15.
('.•lore moving tbe adjournment at
du-dose of Friday's session, the pre
•nier rose and stated that be wished to
make an announcement with regard to
the i lilwav -situation. The govern*
im)n1 bad decided thai no railway poi
ic   ivould be introduced this session.
Ihi* cOUclllsion, Slid Mr.McBride.had
boen arrived al very reluctantly, and
,i ua- only decided upon when it lie
,.,.,' apparent thai uo efforts of the
governmeul though those efforts had
o.en made with uncensing diligence
Hild vigOl'    could avail   tO secure rail
road construction of anv kind, and the
mas, Kootenay   road   hi   particular.
up ,., terms or without any guarantee
I|,nl would al  oil a .equate.*- un teel
the interests of the people of the pro
Sue'i   guarantee**  and assui
i- be had  alreadj repeatedly
,i|,ra--ed upon the house, were re
imrtleti by bis government as absolute
|j essential before  they  could pass
legislation on tho question.   The pre
mier reminded the house lhat scores
o| bills, both public and private, had
I,,,,.,, passed by different  legislatures
of this province, and it was hit idly ne
ceasary for hlmtodwoll upon the verv
Hcaill amount of railway- which Inn
nwiilted Inun that Kind of legislation.
He (or his part, had pledged himself
;m,l hi, government that any railway
pollcvthe* ■»*tf*i« ''ring down should
|», one involving actual and liiWJodiate
construction; and. until he whs in n
position to introduce legislation of
that description, protecting the inter
,. ;.,,l th.* people in every part of the
country and at the same time provide
■adequate transportation facilities, no
did not propose to introduce whnt was
i known as railway legislation nt nil.
The house, however, continued the
premier, could resl assured that, while
it was not the intention of tho gOVi riv
menl tosubmll anv policy in regard
vs was not one that be intend
in oboyance.   On thecou
'ie -pared   to
cumstatices would he ask the house to
endorse any railway legislation unless
it were of sueh a nature that the interests ofthe people of British Columbia were fully and amply protected.
It was the present impossibility of securing such conditions which had led
to the decision ho now so reluctantly
"It was," said Mr. McBride in conclusion, "only a few hours ago that I
arrived at this decision, aud it was not
until I had exhausted everv effort to
obtain a satisfactory bargain for the
province that I did so. I make this
statement frankly, trusting thai the
house and the country will take it in
the spirit in which it is given."
Tlu* house was in session all Saturday afternoon and evening, until lu
o'clock. Shortly after this hour his
honor the lieutenant governor arrived
■md formally prorogued the legislature.
A number of bills were advanced
through their remaining stages during
the afternoon and evening sessions,
and quite a number of small ones
were Wiped OUt or dropped. There
were several attempts at obstruction
made by theopposition.but the strong
government majority rendered their
efforts useless.
So weak an opposition has never
before sat in the legislative hails of
this province. Not one measure of
benefit to the country at large have
they brought forward in two sessions.
True, thev have been vigorous in criticizing the government. But they have
in no case offered an alternative to tbe
legislation  criticized.   For  the rest.
sought to impose on the
to rnliwaj
od to hoi<
traiv. uo moans won
' the nuestionof transportation to
country much petty legislation, very
little of which has passed. They have
shown a constant lack of comprehension of their duties, and a constant
lack "f appreciation of the dignity
which should pertain to representatives of the people.
Finally, the Conservative party can
congratulate itself on a session in
which good work has been done, the
house ui't with a surplus, aud measures passed which should do much
to ensure a continuance of prosperity.
No better sign, it may bo well to point
mt to your readers, can be giveu than .
I the ndvauee nt present taking place |
abroad "m British Columbia securities.!
Victoria, April 12.
Pound Bylaw Comei Vy for8oma Mnn I
All tiie members of the eity council I
were present at  the regular meeting
Monday uight.
Correspondence read: From Boyd
Bank, Nelsou,enclosiug cancelled mill
debentures 11 to 20, which have beon i
paid.   Filed.
II. R. .Inland's bill for registering a
bvlaw. eanr up, Aid. Aitchison re
porting on reasous forchurge. After
i little discussion, in which the aldermen held there should uot be a similar occurrence, the   bill  was ordered
Mavor Arnot stated  he had written
for information re amendment to the
traders' Hceuse bvlaw. and asked to
have the matter again laid over.
Bead tax repeal bylaw came up for
reconsideration and adoption, lt was
ordered signed and dul\ sealed.
Mavor   Arnot  queried  about  the
pound bvlaw. asking what the council
j intended' to do.     II   enfol'C d it would
bring monev to the treasury, and tbe
city  needed   it.   Without   a pound*
i keeper there could be 110 dog tax. and
that was throwing flOO away.
Ald.Aiteh.Bon thought thai question
wasended.   He sympathized with the
stock owners and favored the animals
i running.   Haul times had come on
the city nnd there was no sense of pll*
I ing up expense on people.
Ala. Teeter said it was a question of
' either repealing or enforcing the by
' Aid. Aitchison mid be had bucked
tin* law from the lirst aad be intended
to buck it. II thecity wanted monej
why didn't they defer the bridge work,
That was a useless work and a waste
of monev. ..,,,, ,
Ihe mavor held the bridge work
was most necessary, bul Aid. Teeter
faded to see bow It affected the pound
bylaw, ,,,i
Mis worship believed the bylaw
I, badlcould be enforced and bo soon IIS he
was certain he would do so. Thero
Was fl shortage ill funds aud if the
council would not assist him in gel
ting in revenue, they could Bnauce
things themselves, It was sad the
bunks would lend them nothing, so
I thev were up ogainsl it. Ho counted
on lt„. nidormen assisting him to do
thoir duty by tho people.
Md. Aitchison held he was doing
bis duty in opposing the bylaw. He
tbon came back at tbe bridge again.
■     The mavor   didn't   can*   Whal   the
Streel talker-   said, but   the aldermen
I knew that the bridee work was very
necessary.   The  bridge might have
-I I for yoars,blll there wa- no guar
nnteon freshet would not come and
tako the whole thing out, entailing a
,, logs     A   Mhfh   lh   time saved
no relief from their licenses, owing to
hard times, and why others!
The mayor said when anyone en-
gaged in business,they knew they had
to conform to the law,then why should
the packers seek to evade their responsibility.
Again the bridge talk came up, the
mayor stating the contractor would
not be paid unless his work came up
to specifications.
The pou'nci bylaw was disposed of
by the mayor stating he would enforce
it when sure he was right.
Mayor Arnot stated that C. Llebel,
who had lieen a patient of the, city,hud
been misbehaving himself, and he had
ordered him out of town.
The mayor stated also that on the
6th of the month he had discharged
thecity solicitor. In reply to Aid.
Aitchison, the mayor said heeould
discharge any employee without formal notice.
The mavor said the Sloan building
was in bad shape and something would
have to be done with it.
Aid. Aitchison said the building
could be sold. Accordingly he and
Aid. Teeter moved that tenders be
asked for the purchase of the building.
Carried. '
Regarding the promised cup to the
Rifle Association, a catalogue of designs was presented. A selection was
made and a purchase ordered when
funds are available.
A warrant for $75 was ordered to
be drawn to cover the cost of the Delaney ave bridge work, same to be
paid the contractor when the job was
completed to the satisfaction of the
Council adjourned.
lalislaclory result, but   under   no cir
Aid. Te .•ter said the hotel men got
Two Railroad! Pushing Their Way into
the Siiiulkiiini'cn.
A railroad struggle is on in the
Similkameen country between two
transcontinental lines, and there will
be stirring times. The Great Northern
people are heading for the coast from
Midway and will cross and reeross the
international boundary a number of
times. The C.P.R. are starting from
Speneii's Bridge, on their main line,
to connect with the C. & W., making
a short cutoff to the coast. The main
objective of both roads just now is to
get tho business of the big Nickle
Plate mine, at Medley, with the advantage of the situation for the Great
Construction has commenced by the
tireat Northern west from .Midway, P.
Welch bavirig the contract for the lirst
UH) mile-. Sub-contractors are rushing in nud are hustling up men and
tools. I'nt Burns & Co. have the eon-
tract for supplying the meat required.
Hill says be will complete the road to
the coast without asking .subsidies.
A subsidiary company, known ns
the Nie.ila, Kamloops & Similkameen
Coal & Railway Co,,will construct the
C.P.II. branch from Spence'a Bridge
to Nicola. Jim McDonell, known on
the Nakusp line, will have charge of
construction, with ll. .i. Gamble, of
Vancouver, as chief engiuoer. The
road will open up tho Nicola coal
I'oiinrv t:< M.i.'iitH Murrirtl.
Atthe home of V. C. Rackliff, of
the Ahtanmn, North Yakima, Wash.,
on April 3rd, at U)..'l() a.m., occurred
the marriage of their daughter Edith
to Joseph Bean, o! Lower Natchez.
Kev. '\ir. Henry officiating. The bride
was daintily dressed in a gown of sky-
blue voile, and carried a bouquol of
white carnation- in her band. The
gue.-ts present were: J. P. Marks and
wife, James Wiley and wife, Miss A.
Stanton. Bere? Stanton, E. II. Taylor,
and F. Brulotte. Alt'T the ceremony
the guest- retired to the dining room.
where n table beautifully decorated
with violets and carnations, and laden
with dainty refreshments awaited
them. The happy couple left Immediately for their home on the Natchez.
Mr. and Mi-. Bean Were formerly residents of this place.
A Big (oxl l»,.nl.
Ba-t week the Northwest Coal nnd
Coke C >., of Nelson, disposed of their
assets to a grotipof English capitalists.
W, F. Ellis negotiating the deal. The
old shareholders got So a share for
their holdings, the new company having a capital of $2,000,000. The' lands
acquired are about 80 miles square,
and are situated 22.1 miles northeast
of Cowley, on the Crow's Nest branch.
The new concern will extensively develop the coal measures and build a
railroad thereto.
limit Change!.
A number of changes are pending
on the str. Sloean.   Capt. McLennan
leaves Saturday for the Minto, pn Ar
row lake. Capt. Forsland going up to
the Revelstoke for the summer. Chief
Engineer Colbeek leave- Monday also
lor the Revelstoke, running to the Big
Bend.    Pilot Wrighl  has been trans
teiied tothe Kootenny.on Arrow lake.
Capt. McKinnon  will  command the
I.nst Tear'n Shipment! Wero «37B Tom—
A Healthy Bvtdeuue of the Life and
Wealth :,r tin-. Camp-Black Prince i»
BlggOit Shipper.
Two lots of ore were shipped out
this week, and both by lessees. Nino
tons were sent; out by the Tamarac
nud 20 tons by the Neepawa. The
former has apparently reached the
end of its Btring under present conditions, while tlie lease on the hitter i.s
about out. At the Ottawa are three
carloads to come down, but the roads
are not yet in shape for handling the
ore. Output for week 20 tons; for the
year 702 tons.
For i'Ml the ore shipments from
the local division amounted to 2876
tons, made up from 19 properties.
Following is a full list of the shipments this year to date:
mine. tvki:k.       t«t»i.
Ottawa  19K
Enterprise  llu
I'.lack Prince  3)5
Neepawa      20 Sl
Kilo  20
Chapleau  'i
Tamarac        9 29
Northern Light  3
Graphic  3
Combination  1
I'll 702
Onlv one man is up at the Tamarac
The force at the Ottawa has lieen
slightly increased.
Nine tons of Tamarac ore was sent
to Nelson Tuesday.
Only 2(*i tons of ore was shipped
from Sandon last week.
A force of ten men is temporarily
employed at the Neepawa.
The owners of the Neepawa are
waxing rich on their lease royalty.
The lessees of the Neepawa wil!
clean up a big wad by tbe time their
lease expires.
Two feet of shipping ore has been
struck by the lessees ou the Majestic
and Unexpected.
The No. Ti drift is in 850 feet When
the main ore chute is struck a raise of
200 feet will be made.
The Granby people have bought the
Bank of England group of claims, in
the Phoenix camp, for 518,000.
It is the intention of the Ottawa to
increase its force to about r>0 men
when their main ore chute is encountered.       	
DIV for lha* Ninth.
On Tuesday morning Bert Wilhelm
and Tom Beuton left for tne northern
part of the province, going in to improve the land they staked last vear.
Thev go first to Vancouver and theu
come back to Ashcroft and up the
Cariboo road. At Quesnelle they will
be met by the Heckmann boys, who
are coming across country from Bella
Coola to meet them. Together they
will take in Is packhorses with supplies and 20 beau of cattle. It is the
intention of the boys to plant a garden
this year, set out an orchard, and prepare everything for going into stock
Koch Oeti the Tlmher.
On Friday W. Koch purchased the
rights of Harvey Fife, V\ m. Hicks, J.
Welsh, Oeo. Nichol, and D.S. .McVannel in the pre emptions they had staked on Robert-* aeek. Nothing interferes now with blm securing all the
valuable timber in that Bection, result
Ing in a lirst class sawmill plant being
established at that point this year. Its
beneficial effect ou the town will be
great, as several new families will locate here.
Silver Quotation.*).
Following are the quotations for bar
silver on the various days during the
week since last Issue:
i i bursuay	
Wednesday ., •
oli^ cents
582    "
Iflro iii Prank Mine.
A bad lire broke out   in the underground workings of the big coal mine
Iat Frank o:\ Monday night, the timbers having eaughl  lire from a small
' gna explosion.    Vfter burning for 2i
' hours the fire was  got  under control,
though by no means extinguished.
No lives were lost aad not much dam-
1 age was done.
A laundry has been opened in the
building Formerly  occupied  by  the
i Ottawa mines. I   !
Copyright, 1904, by
Ruby Douglas
"Isn't this quite the most fun we're
kid?" asked Pauline, laying the last
Chestnut on the hearth and resuming
her ssat on the low stool before th.
» "Quite," replied the man beside her.
" Pauline looked up.   "You're so serl-
MS, Teddy.   You're always so serious
lhat I feel I should almost call you
Rteodore, not Teddy."
He smiled Indulgently at her. What
ft child she was in spits of her twenty
years 1 He had known her always, for
■s was about to be forty.
"Don't, I beg of you. Look, child, my
Chestnuts are going to pop first."
Paulino framed her face ln her hands
end rested her elbows on her knees, Intently watching the chestnuts open
•wider and wider.
"Don't forget the names, Teddy. I'd
like to know which girl Is to have you."
He smiled again. He always smiled
et Pauline. He watched tbe firelight
Cwostep through her ringlets and about
ths great coil of hair wound gracefully
about her pretty bead.
"Oh, Teddy," she cried, and dismay
was the predominant emotion betrayed
In her tone. "They all popped at once."
'And lt was true. All three of the
nan's chestnuts had popped simultaneously, leaving Pauline without the satisfaction of knowing whom the Halloween fairies had destined for her
companion's wife.
The man laughed. "Watch your own.
.That fat one on this end seems ready
to Jump."
Pauline, a shadow of disappointment
■till on her face, studied her chestnuts.
"I can venture a guess as to who that
•nd man is, little girl."
"Can you?" she asked saucily.
"Yes, and he seems to know he ls te
pop first He ls a confident chap, st
Pauline ignored his remarks. The
flrst chestnut was ready to burst, and
the middle nut looked ready to follow
sny minute, but the one on the other
P03E AT A—ti."
end was opening slowly. A frown
dodged into the space between Pauline's eyes. Wbat did Halloween fairies
know about it any*-way?"
Sbe moved her stool back and slipped
to her knees on the hearth, bending
closely over the chestnuts.
"Pop! Of course you would pop
first," she scolded, talking to the Innocent chestnut that had Just found Its
proximity to the flames too trying.
The man sat back and watched the
expressions come and go on her face.
"And you are not glad that ons
popped flrst?" he asked. "I fancy I
could name him."
"It was he—George Bidwell—but I
don't Intend to marry him," shs retorted, with determination.
The man raised his brows quizzically.
It was what he had come to accept as
Inevitable, that Pauline, his dear little friend, would marry this boy. Certainly it would not be the young man's
fault If she did not
"You silly chestnut," Pauline began,
talk-!tig obviously to the nut on tha far
end. "Why are you so slow when you
know you should have popped first?"
She did not turn her face toward tbs
man, but kept ber eyes on the nuts.
And the mnn supposed lt was the
heat from tho flames which heightened the color ln her checks. How pretty she looked! ne had never realized
before how lovely Pauline really was.
Pop! The middle nut had Jumped
sway.   Only one remained.
"That was John Carrlngton," confessed Pauline, looking up shyly Into
the fnee above hers. "Now, wouldn't
you illce to know who this third slow
ono Is'.'"
"I would, Indeed, but he seems te
hnve Utile chance."
"Perhaps It Is his own fault. He
hns been lying there so Indifferently,
hardly seeming to realize that he was
nenr the Ore and not seeming to care
to .lump imd pop like all the others."
Pauline was again leaning over the
Inst chestnut, talking hnlf to Its ln-
anlmatfl shell, half to herself and not
nt nil to the man now sitting up
straight In the chnlr behind her.
"Aren't yon going to tell nie who
lt Is*?" he nsked.
"No," she retorted over her shoulder.
Silently thoy both watched tho chest* I
nuL   It was opening slowly, very slow
ly, but surely, ana tne deep yellowi
he**' -was beginning to show through
tht- crucks,
"You're a silly chestnut," said Pauline, shaking her head at it; "you are
so slow. You deliberately let all the
others get ahead of you." She paused
while the flames danced about merrily,
trying to urge the nut on to Jump.
All unconsciously the man was bending closer to the girl, trying .not to lose
any of the conversation which was not
addressed to him. Somehow lt was an
interesting soliloquy. Usually he let
Pauline ramble on and on, unmindful
of her chattering, treating her almost
as a child—a dear, lovable child. Now
he had an unaccountable curiosity to
know for whom she had named the last
chestnut. There were so many young
men whom she might have chosen.
"You—you think you are old," Pauline was saying still to ths chestnut,
"but you aren't at all. And you are so
serious, and you fancy your hair is
gray." Her tone was very low—confidentially low—and she bent more closely over tbe nut
"I'm afraid you aren't going to propose at all. I'm beginning to think you
will never understand that—that you
love me, you funny chestnut," she
laughed nervously. The nut was on the
verge of Jumping, and she was perilously close to lt
"Be careful, dear," said the man. "It
might strike your face." And Pauline
thought he had never spoken to her so
She lowered her eyes quickly. "Oh,
chestnut, you are—you are going to
pop!  You are!"
Pop! The slow nut had Jumped, and
Pauline excitedly reached out for it
and caught it
"Oh!" she cried, dropping It.
The man slipped to the stool besltja
her. »Why did you do that child?
You've burned yourself," he said, taking her hand In hla.
For a moment he held lt silently,
looking into its pretty pink palm.
"Pauline, who was the last man—the
man who hurts you?"
She looked up Into his eyes.
"Dearest, can it be? Oh, Pauline,
and to think I have never realized until
tonight what you are to me!" Her head
dropped to his knee.
"You—you almost made me propose
to you, Teddy," she mumbled from her
refuge. "And If lt had not been for
Halloween you would never have
"We'll make up for It by getting
married next week."
And that was why tbe forward chestnut and the deliberate chestnut were
allowed to remain side by side until
they turned black and crisp.
A Short RecltatloH.
My parents, well meaning in their
way, taught me solemn things abont
"O man immortal, live for something!"
and all such, and I had to humiliate
myself by disgorging them in public.
The consequence was that not only on
Friday afternoon, but whenever anybody came to visit the school, I was
butchered to make a Roman holiday.
But there ls one happy memory of a
Friday afternoon. Determined to show
my friends and fellow citizens that I,
too, was born ln Arcadia and was a
living, human boy. I announced to
teacher, "I got another piece."
"Oh, have you?" said she, sure of an
extra O-man-lmmortal intellectual treat
"Let us hear it by all means."
Whereupon I marched up to the platform and declaimed that deathless
When I was a boy, I was a bold one.
My mammy mad* me a new shirt out ©'
dad's old one.
All of it? Certainly. Isn't that enough?
That was the only distinctly popular
platform effort I ever made. I am proud
of lt now. I was proud of it then. But
the news of my triumph was coldly received at home.—Eugene Wood in Mc-
Did Dickens Vie This Sloryt
0« one occasion, when Dickens and
James Payn were "swapping" stories,
relates James MacArthur in Harper's
Weekly, Payn told the following curious Incident to the author of "David Copperfield:" Payn, It seems, was
returning to bis home one summer
night through a fashionable street near
Piccadilly when a sudden thunderstorm
caused him to take refuge under a portico which commanded a view of one
of the fashionable houses across the
street. As he stood looking into the
lighted drawing room a lady dressed ln
a ball gown appeared at ono of tho
open bow windows, nnd at tho same
moment a ninn who looked like a beggar rnn across the street and stood under the window. The lady threw out
to hlm her bouquet He caught it and,
nodding twice to the figure above bim,
ran off at full speed.
Dickens was grently interested In this
story, and the question Is asked whether he ever made use of the Incident in
any of his novels.
A Complimentary Contradiction.
A New York publisher has a reputation for employing the homeliest stenographers nnd typewriters ln the city.
Efficiency rather than beauty Is what
he wants, and he knows the prettiest
ones are not the most efficient Just
the same, It Is said of hlm that he
doesn't know a pretty woman when he
sees one. Still his wife ls nn unusually
handsome woman.
Not long ago she enme Into his office,
where she nppenrs only nt rnre Intervals and only when It Is absolutely necessary. She wns met by an office boy,
a bright Irish lad, who had never seen
her. She asked for Mr. Blank.
"Who shnll I sny wants to see him,
mem'.'" be Inquired,
"Ills Wife," she replied.
He looked nt her in open eyed surprise nnd genuine admiration.
"Sure, mom, I'll tell him," he snid,
starting off, "and bad cess to thlm thnt
says he has no tnste iu ladles, mem."—
Now York Times. .	
A Pleasant Morrting With the Candidates for "Snuffing Out" in 1955, Under the Law Enacted in 1905—A
Splendid-Looking Physical Specimen Explains the Beneficent Law
While Waiting for His Cal! Hence.
On the fiftieth anniversary of the enactment of the humane laws providing
for the snuffing out of all persons who
had reached the age of 60 years, I made
my way to the municipal chloroformatory and for a time held pleasant conversation with the useless, but still
genial men who were gathered thero
in the morning awaiting the final call.
All were in a pleasant mood. They
seemed to feel that even at 60 they had
long outlived their usefulness ln this
world. Some of them had been great
men in their early years, had been cap- t
tains of industry, leaders of science and
letters, but by middle age their intellectual light had grown dim; from the
front rank they had at 40 retired to
small clerkships, and now, worn out
with the drudgery of the office and the
tame pleasures of the golf links, they
hailed with Joy the arrival of the mo-
merlt when they would pass to conditions in which a few thousand years of
age, more or less, would make no difference ln their standing. A young
man myself, 1 could not but experience
a sense of regret as I wandered among
this waiting company, thinking that
under our wise Oslerlan laws, these
men. outwardly hale and hearty fellows, bright-eyed and firm-footed,
must step aside, though Nature would
allow them full twenty years more ot
life. But, after all, they were really
only empty husks. Fifty years ago
they would have been selling puts and
calls, running our great industrial combines, wearing the Judicial gown, or
filling some profitable police post But
Dr. Osier had exposed them. For the
moment he had turned the world upside
down, but after all, ln so doing, he had
placed it right side up Even among
these sexagenarians that was admitted.
Explaining the Law.
One of them, a splendid-looking physical specimen, led me to a bench in a
quiet corner of the chloroformatory
gardens, and while he awaited the
summons, outlined briefly for me the
history of the enactment of the law.
"I was 60 years old yesterday," he
began, "and according to our custom
said good-bye to my family and presented myself here. I must say that
I am perfectly satisfied, fer I have
practloally been a dead one for twenty
years. You know that previous te the
year 1905 the impression prevailed in
civilized oountrles that experience
counted fo/ something; that a man ot
60 was more capable than one ot 10a
consequently elderly men were at ths
head ot all our great institutions. The
fallacy of this was shown by Dr. Osier
In the year 1905. His theory was that
by the fortieth year a man had worked
himself out; that by sixty he was useless and had better be retired. The
idea, though at first scoffed at, quickly
gained headway. The young men realized that really they were the brains
ot the country and had long been held
ln subjection by a lot of elderly fellows,
mere human shells. Naturally there
followed an economic revolution. Tho
youth of the country being ln the majority, took the reins ln their own
hands; the Osier laws, named ln honor
of the Doctor, were enacted, and municipal chloroformatorles were established."
Osier Law the Best.
"You think, then, that the present
conditions are the best?" I enquired.
"Most certainly," said the old man.
"It used to be that a man worked and
worked until he was enfeebled by age,
always spurred on by the hope that he
would do something worth doing, or
make something worth having. To
many death was terrible because lt
ended all opportunities to make money.
Our few years ln this world were of
more value than the hereafter, because we lived backwards. Oolarlan
theory changed all this. Now, Instead
of having to leave behind ua the consummation, of all our years of labor
and ambition, we attain that in early
age, every year strips us of something,
and by sixty we realize our utter use-
lessness. By sixty we are bored to
"Do you mean to tell me, elr, that
formerly the college graduate had to
work himself up Instead of down?"
"Certainly. People did not realize that
a man knows more the day he graduates that at any other time In life. For
centuries it had been the custom to
take these highly educated, energetic,
original creatures and devote years into knocking all tho sense out of them.
They were made to struggle and grovel
for years. Thousands of the most talented succumbed to disappointment
Others struggled on and on to win recognition by the time they wero sixty,
and then die. Absurd? Of course lt
was absurd. This waste of youthful Intelligence had been one of the crimes ofl
the world's history. Hut wo have been
brought to see the* light."
The stranger paused a moment to
catch his breath.
"You are tired, sir?" said I sympathetically.
Did Great Things When Young.
"Not at all," snid he. "I never was
In better health. I was Just thinking
over the trreat things I did ln mv early
years, -xou nee, x was ten years Of age
when the Osier laws went into effect, so
I was among the first to benefit. "When
I was graduated from Harvard I was
swamped with offers of splendid positions. The world was awakening to the
value of college men .then, and every
corporation ln the country was hunting
for a young president. Well, I chose
the management of the Stove-Lifter
Trust, a corporation of $200,000,000
capital, and, naturally, knowing nothing about the business, I was able to
do things that no one else would have
thought of, and the concern prospered
tremendously. It was hard at my 30th
year to have to retire into the secre-
taaryshlp at a salary of only $20,000 annually, but I realized that I was rapidly becoming middle-aged, and must expect to give way to the young and
strong. When I was 40 the Board of
Directors presented to me an engraved resolution, thanking me for my
lifetime of service, and also they gave
me an unimportant clerkship with a
salary of $5 per week. On my 60th
birthday I got another engraved resolution, and was made an office boy at
a salary of $3 per week. You can readily see, sir, that after having served my
employers faithfully these last ten
years, and now realizing my utter use-
lessness, I am perfectly contented to
appear here this morning. I think, str,
■that by your 60th year you, too, will
be more than satisfied."
Yellow Journalist's   Experience.
"I suppose so," said I. "You have,
perhaps, heard of me. I became editor
of a leading yellow Journal immediately j
after leaving college. Until recently I j
had a regular position on the rcportorlal
Btaff, but being now close to the fatal
fortieth year, I do not feel up to lt, and
am doing some desultory scribbling."
"Can you support yourself that way?"
enquired the aged stranger.
"Oh, no," I answered. "You see I
live with my youngest son. He ls a
leading member of the bar. This kind |
of thing Just keeps my mind occupied
ln my useless age. It lets me earn my
own cigars."
"Speaking of cigars," said the stranger, "take these. I shall not need them."
He picked one excellent weed from his
case and lighted lt. Then he handed
me the rest, a half-dozen capital ones,
and together we walked toward the entrance of the chloroformatory.
"Good-bye," he said, holding out his
"Good-bye," said I.
A moment later, smoking nochalant-
ly, he disappeared from my view.—New
York Sun.
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MAN 2,000,000 YEARS AGO.
Prof. Macallum  Describes the  Men of
the Stone Age.
There are to-day in Australia some
tribes who represent the paleolithic or
oldest types of prehistoric man, while
later types of the neolithic groups are
found in America, declared Prof. Macallum in his lecture Saturday at Toronto University. The former used
chipped or flaked stone Implements,
while the work of the neolithic races
was polished. When Athens was at the
height of its greatness the shores of the
Mediterranean were peopled by men of
the neolithic type; and during the Roman climax the Swiss lake dwellers
were contemporaneous for 1,000 years.
It would be many centuries before neo- I
ltthlo man disappeared, and he would
be extinguished rather than transformed.
Remains of these primitive men were
found ln the pliocene strata, and two
million years was a conservative estimate of the age of these remains. Prof.
Macallum placed the historic period at
10,000 years. While the skulls were j
found of a distinctly advanced type
among the more primitive forms, these
Instances have been considered by men
of science to be pathological exceptions.
Prof. Macallum thought It strange that
only exceptions should be preserved.
The Spy skull, a celebrated discovery,
had a brain capacity of 1,700 cubic centimetres, while that of the average Parisian was only 1,560. The oldest human remains were found ln 1856, and
these were of the neanderthalold type,
the lowest ln human development
What we sow
Wlll surely grow,
Though the harvets may be slow.
It may be
We shall see
Fruitage  In  eternity
From some deed ;j "■
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For what we sow
Will surely grow,
Though the harvest may be slow!
—Josephine Pollard.
William Houston, M. A., on Its Scope,
Method and Terminology.
"The Scope, Method and Terminology
of Sociology" was the subject of a paper read recently at the Canadian Institute, Toronto, by W. Houston, M.A-
calling attention to the vagueness ol
the signification of "sociology," and
putting in an objection to tho hybrid
origin of the term. The lecturer defined lt as "the science of organized human society," and proceeded to point
out that lt is wide enough ln Its scope
to Include several other sciences, especially politics. Jurisprudence and economics. The first of these has to do
with the Institutional framework of or
ganized society; the second with iti
legal character; the third with its industrial and commercial pursuits. In
one sense, ethics might be Included under sociology, but that science would
have flrst to be itself subdivided, and,
as a matter of scientific and academls
treatment it ls convenient and suffl.
clently accurate to define sociology <u
Political institutions are the con.
creto means thru which civilized society expresses Its will and does Itj
work. The constitution of the country
is one of them, but there are also mu.
nlclpal, educational, ecclesiastical, domestic and legal institutions, not ts
■peak of thoso that are quasi- economic,
like property and publlo finance. It U
customary, though not necessary, t«
make a separate class of legal Institutions under the title "Jurisprudence"!
lt is customary, also, to deal with both
property .and finance as phases of economics.
In Mr. Houston's opinion, tho acadei
mlc treatment of sociology has In Ctu
nadlan universities, and "-specially M
the University of Toronfj, been **rU
ously and needlessV handicapped by
the want of clear conceptions of ths
subject matter, method and aims of
tha science. There Is some connection
between economics and politics, bul
not such an intimate relation as Justifies assigning them to the same professorship. Similarly, there ls a great
advantage In the academlo separation
of politics and Jurisprudence, the latter of which, ln the university course,
includes the formal science of positive
law, the history of Roman law, the history of English law, and International
law, which Prof. Holland has aptly
called the "vanishing point of (Sis-
Canadian students are, ln Mr. YTous-
ton's opinion, advantageously situated
for the prosecution of the study of sociology In ail three of Us great subdivisions, and Canadian universities
should rise to the occasion and afford
them  tho  necessary  opportunities.
Some time ago a circular germ bo*
longing to tho same family as the
pneumonia germ was announced aa
the cause of acute rheumatism. Subsequent investigation has tended to
confirm this statement, according to
Dr. J. M. Beattie of tho University
of Edinburgh. When artificially grown
in milk or bouillon the germ produces a marked acidification of these
fluids, and when animals are inoculated with it a train of symptoms
and lesions similar to those of acute
rheumatism in man occur. For these
reasons, says Pr. Beattie, tho "micrococcus rheumaticus'1 may be considered a special organism and ths
cause of acute rheumatism.
Best  P?u3o of Health
And  How   You Are Aided En Carrying it Out   By
E. F. Clarke—An Incident.
Bhe slipped at the corner of College
and Yonge Streets, a little old woman,
plainly dressed. Her parcels scattered
about on the crossing, but the world
hurried on for lt was raining. Then
a man stepped out from the crowd, and,
gathering the bundles together, handed them to the unfortunate pedestrian,
and, waiting, helped her on the car.
Then he turned and disappeared ln the
vortex of humanity, hurrying along the
She did not know the man.
It was E. F. Clarke.
Patriot, citizen, and statesman, he
waa not too proud to stop in the rain
to help this lone old woman, although
the world went by unheeding.
And It ls for numberless acts such
as this that he wlll be missed, and
there Is a gap In the forest of men, for
a giant has fallen.
And to-day they will honor the dead,
the cortege, the flags half-masted, the
slow steps to the tomb.
And they will return, and the clvio
wheels that are stopped will start
again, leaving the dead with the dead,
but his Influence will remain with the
And so you and I must yield to the
Inevitable. It may not be to-day. It
may not be to-morrow or thc next day
or the next year, but we move steadily towards the hour when wo wlll take
the long Journey.
So let us do our best, and let us not
be too large for the small deed that
needs   the   doing.
Let us be kind.
Let us take the moments as they
come, nnd make them count, for they
are of thc stuff of which the years are
Let us think of the one who has
gone, who rqae from the printer's caso
to be one of,tho foremost men of the
The hand thnt picked up thoso parcels Is silent now; the voice that spoke
so kindly to that old Indy Is forever
hushed, but no orator cah strengthen,
no eulogy brighten thc true nobility of
lhe man who did the good deed.—
Charles F. Ilaymond  In  Toronto Star.
A   Ma*nn   Sng k*-kI Ion.
"You know," snld Miss Kreech after
her solo, "I Intend to go abroad to finish my musical education."
"Why not finish it right now," suggested Miss Cudley, "and save tbs ex*
Mnae?"—I'lilladelubla Leduar.
"A movement of the bowels every
This is thc fundamental rule of
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But what causes tho bowels to become constipated?
Thc inactivity of the liver.
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The St. James Gazette reports the
following interesting article dated Jan
16, 1797, regarding the man who flrst
tried the experiment of wearing a silk
hat of the "stovepipe" variety:—"John
Hetherington,    haberdasher    of    the
Strand, was arraigned befere the Lord
Mayor yesterday on a charge of breach
of the peace and inciting a riot, and
was required to give bonds for the sum
of £300.   It was in evidence that Mr
Hetherington, who Is well connected,
appeared on tho public highway wear-
lug on his head what ho called a silk
hat, which was offered in evidence, a
; lull  structure having a   shiny   luster
i and calculated to frighten timid peo-
! pie.   As a matter of fact, the officers
|of   tho   Crown   stated   that   several
! women fainted at the sight, children
screamed, and a   son   of   Cordwalner
Thomas    was    thrown down by the
i crowd   wliich had  collected and had
his right arm broken."
P-lTJhu Sf?mme.' season tne Uanadia-
Paclflc Hallway Intend experimenting
mlroT!3ailngvthe Passcnger service on
some of the branch lines in the west.
It Is intended to put a double dally
service on the Deloraine line, leaving
Winnipeg and Deloraine morning and
aftern()on. At the same time on the
TMlmonton line there will be, in addition to tlie daily passenger train, a tri-
ZZ y t,ra1?,' leaving Ca*£ary an" Edmonton in the afternoon three times
a week.
Should the experiment prove a success financially, no doubt the C.PR
will shortly give additional service on
other branch lines.
j. j. Mcculloch.
•ditor and   Proprietor   of  the   Semi-
Weekly News, Portage la Prairie.
It cannot be truthfully said of many
of our Manitoba editors that they are
natives of the prairie province, but in
tie case of J. J. McCulloch, editor and
proprietor of the Semi-Weekly News,
ul Portage la Prairie, this Is the flrst
point that will be conceded in his
favar.   tt Is assuredly nn advantage to
man whose duty It is to point out
the requirements of a great aud growing couutry and to be thoroughly posted on its characteristics, lo have been
bora and bred In the land. More than
that Mr. McCulloch wns born in the
town of Portage la Prairie, where today he is a man of Importance, as one
ot the mouiders of public opinion
through the medium of the News.
J. J. or "Jake" as he ls familiarly
called, by his friends, was born in February, 1S79. His father was an extensive farmer close to the town and the
subject of this sketch secured his educational training In the public schools
and collegiate institute of Portage la
Prairie. Immediately after completing his education he learned the art of
type sticking" In the old Manitoba
Liberal office ln Portage, where he received a thorough course as a practical
printer, serving seven years on the
staff, the last three of which he was ln
the rapacity of foreman.
In 1908 when C. D. McPherson amalgamated the Graphic and Liberal ln
Portage, Mr. McCulloch entered Into
partnership with htm and assumed the
business management of the Daily
Graphic nnd Weekly Liberal, which
Position he successfully filled up to
June last, at which time he purchased
lhe News, the Conservative paper in
that town, and took upon himself the
editorship and management. Tho
Mew» had been conducted for a time
•s a daily and weekly, but with his
thorough knowledge of the printing
business from a practical printer's
llandpolnt, Mr. McCulloch decided on
i semi weekly publication and at once
uragurated it.
Mr. McCulloch Is perhaps the youngest editor ln the province, but the old
*a>'lng, "young in years, yet ln exper-
ence old," is certainly applicable ln
Ul case. Mo has been successful ln
Jw undertakings in tho newspaper
«tiess, and his abilities ln that capacity are widely known. Since the
Preseai proprietor acquired control of
"<-' News, its job printing and ndver-
"sing has greatly increased nnd the
Ml'cr itself is now known ns one of
«j>* Btropgeet nnd most reliable Con-
Wvatlvj Journals In central Manitoba.
n addition to his ability ns n scrbc
■f* MCCultoeh Is also a most capable
f ,lf>*:in* nn accomplishment which
' , ,'" llis Popularity from bo, ft u
■■•''. and business standpoint. Ho
* «U a bachelor and resides with his
paro'*ts in Portage.
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"reatcned with a nervous
Breakdown. He orders this
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Minard's Liniment for sale everywhere
"You smoked only ten cigars on
your wedding trip—that's ono B day."
"No—ten ou the last day."
The superiority of Mother Graves'
Worm Bxtermlnator is shown by Its
good effects   on   tho   children.     Purchase n bottle Bad give It a trial.
lar with A»'*-'a
each   -il-zTit.
Ho—Now, if 1 only hud three hands
I could get Ihrough life so much bet*
,,,,-. sin—Well? Ho—I was Jusl
wondering If you wouldn't give mo one
of yours.
Medium—Do vou wish to   see   your
departed husband*! spirit? Mrs. Wnlf*
Betree—No; 1 want to seo his ghost.
.Josh never had no spirit!
Bewaro of Olntmonts for Catarrh that Con lain Mnroury.
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mi   1.1 i> iirania ll.. wh..l- mta**- whan MUrlM
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"Aro you stire the Russian Count
was intoxicated?" "Positive. He
couldn't  pronounce his own name.
Minard's Liniment Cures Burns, etc.
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1 he remedies which it carries are put
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extracts Is secured in this form and do
their work thoroughly
Henry Harland, the novelist, reproached a friend for tho violence of
his criticism of a book ho was reading
He said that a critical attack succeeded best if it was delivered gently
I hen, to ilustrate his point, he told
about, an old Scottish battler, whose
maBter had married an Italian girl of
gnat fortune and little charm. Some
one, after the wedding, asked the Scot
what he thought of the bride. "She's
very rich?" the questioner began. "Ah
I've so heard," said the old man. "And
agreeable" "They say so." "Well,
what's your private opinion of her
Thomas?" "Weel," said the old man,
with a gentle chuckle, "Ah think she's
a recht bonny wench, as weel as bein'
rich an' clever; but if beauty's a sin
she won't havo that to answer for."
Donfness of 12 Years" Standing.-Protract
ij'.n"i""i,,,h',""J":,'""1""f"er in "">*>.* <•"«•">.  0»pt.
Bto. Connor, pf Toronto, Camilla. „„ ,],.uf fn" _
tntlAh?   ril^lh_tmhsi*.tu* ten'iK"' Ml him
oiuirulj.   it mil d„ u mu,.|, fov j.ou    j^ canU _3j
He—It's impossible to please everybody in this world, isn't it? She—I
don't know; I never tried It.
Maw Hoptoad—Hiram, how fur
away from here Is Atoms? Paw Hoptoad—Atoms? I never heard of the
place. What about it? Maw Hoptoad
—Tho paper says that yistiddy Abner
Smith was blown to Atoms?
It will Prolong Life.—De Sota, the
Spaniard, lost his life in the wilds of
Florida, whither he went for the pur
pose of discovering the legendary
"fountain of perpetual youth," said to
exist in that then unknown country,
While Dr. Thomas' Ecleotiic Oil will
not perpetuate youth, it will remove
the bodily pains which make the young
old before their time and harass the
aged into untimely graves.
When a Scotch schoolmaster entered the temple of learning one morning, ho read on the blackboard: "Our
teacher is a donkey." The pupils ex
pected there would be a cyclone; but
tho philosophic pedagogue contented
himself with adding the word "driver"
and opened the school with prayer as
Salt Rheum, Tetter,  Eczema.-Th««» dta-
i'h-..* rt'lipwd hy ono application. Dr. Aitnew'a Oint-
na»nl i" a (-.tti'nt .-iiri- fur all fruptions ol the akin,
3am. Oafton, WHkM!**ii*a, -a>»: For nina veara I
«... diaflfnred w.ili Tetter on m* liauda. llr. Ag-
new.i Oiulintmt curtni it."   iii cents.—31
An old woman went to Mr. Murphy's
grocery early one morning. "Good
morning Mr. Murphy," she said. Murphy was busy writing and made no
reply. "What are ye doin' ?" persisted
tho old woman ln her efforts to he
sociable. "I'm makln' out a list."
"What kind of a list?" "A list of men
in this block that I can lick." "Is
Dinnis, my husband on It?" "He Is.
His is the first name." With that the
old woman went to look for her husband to tell him that Murphy was going to "lick" him. Dinnis heard the
news and then hurried to Murphy's
store. "Murphy," he said, "I understand that you're makln' out a list of
men you can lick." "I am," answered
Murphy. "Is my name on the list?"
It is. It'3 the first one." "I'll have
you understand there never yet lived
ii Murphy that could lick an O'Brien,"
saiil Dinnis, taking off his coat. "And
you can't lick me." "In that caso,''
said Murphy, "I'll scratch you off the
Some Years Since He Used Them Now
and He Han Had Good health Ever Since —- Story  of Well-known
Naw Brunswick Man.   .   .   .
I.o-.vi'i- Windsor, Carleton Co., N. B„
April lO-(SpeclaJ).—"Yes, I have good
health ever since I used Dodd's Kidney l'ills" The speaker was Mr. T.
H. Belyea, postmaster here, nnd one
of the most highly respected men in
this part of the country. Asked to
give Mi experience with ihe great Canadian Kidney Remedy Mr. Belyea con-
"I  had  been  troubled  with my  kid*
aeys for a number "f years.    I tried
several Minis of plasters nnd other
kinds of medicines, but o'd not seem
io gel any lasting benefit Hearing
Dodd'a Kidney Pills so highly recommended I decided to try them and Ihey
made a complete cure of me. That Is
two years Bgo now and as I said before
I have had good health ever sinco I
used Dodd'a Kidney l'ills."
Dodd's Kidney Pills cure onco nnd
for all. There Is no stage or form of
Kidney Disease that they do not curo
completely and permanently.
The Averag'e Man Doesn't
Know The First Things
about flour, but the woman who does the family baking—*
-she is the one who appreciates Royal Household)
Flour—made by the new electrical process—because
when she tries it with the simple "Royal Household*^
recipes she finds it makes better, sweeter, whiter, lighter.
Bread, Buns, Rolls, etc., and more crisp and delicious
Pa&ry than she ever made before, and she is not afraid
to say so.
South Range, Digby Co., N. S., November 22nd.
"I want to tell  you that Royal Household Floor is
the best I ever used in all my life, acj the only kind I will I . 14
bave as long as 1 can get it."
(Signed.)      MRS. ALEX. FORTER. 1
To any woman sending In name and address to The Ogilvie Flour Mills Gv|
Limited, Montreal, and menbonning this paper, these recipes will be sent FREE. I
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Tliere was a matinee benefit at the
Manhattan Theatre for a cat and dog
hospital a few days ago. Before the
doorkeeper was ready to take tickets a
dozen women had gathered in the theatre. He went among them getting
their tickets. One woman had no ticket, and she told him so. I keep my
dogs and cats at this hospital and I
ought to be allowed to see this show
for nothing," said she. "Madame, If
you don't either leave or go to the box
office and purchase a ticket I'll be in
the hospital," said the doorkeeper.
"They wouldn't have you here," retorted the woman, making for the
door. "It's a cat and dog hospital.
They won't take monkeys."
The Backache Stage mar bo ju«t thnt incipient farm nf Mdnnv diwnse wliich. if DMlootod,
will develop. Into ftul.tiorn nml distre-ainK duorder
thiii win tuKc lonn tedioua treatment to cure. Don't
neglect the "baokeche stage" of thu moit Inaldioaa
ofdlaeaaea. Bontn Amerloan Kidney Curo .topi, the
ttc-he in ail hours nml curoi*.—30.
"It took you an awfully long time
to pull that fellow's tooth," said the
assistant. "Yes," answered the dentist, grimly, "he married the girl I
Sudden transition from a hot to a
cold temperature, exposure to rain, sit
ting in a draught, unseasonable substitution of light for heavy clothing,
are fruitful causes of colds and the
resultant cough so perilous to person"
of weak lungs. Among the many meui-
of weak lungs. Among the many medicines for bronchial disorders so arising, there is none better than Bickle's
Anti-Consumptive Syrup. Try it and
become convinced.   Price 25 cents.
Jones (to Brown, who has been relating his wonderful adventures in
Russia)—And I suppose you visited
the great steppes of Russia? Brown—
I should rather think so, and walked
up every blessed one of them on my
hands and knees.
T'se Lever's Pry Soap (a powder) to
wash woolens and flannels,—you'll like
it 33
Foods and Food Products'!
Immense    Value    of    the    Electrical
Purification of Flour.
l'rof. M. A. Gray, chemist, lectured
ID 'Foods and Food Products,' ln the
.Jational History Society rooms at
The lecture   was   most   exhaustive
ind   Instructive,   dealing   with   tho
-rowth of wheat, Its constituents and
he electrical treatment of Hour.    Mr.
Iray remarked that but little could be
laid' concerning    the    percentage of
lourlsnment contained in tho differ*
nt    grades   of   Northwestern    hard
heat, as It varies from year to year.
Speaking of chemical  exiHTlnn-nt,
Gray pointed out what had been
lone in this Hue In regard to wheat,
trtng the last ten  or twelve years,
the different experimental stations
the United States.   It was but very
vently,  however,   that   laboratories
had  been    esablished    In  connection
th Hour mills, but they have already
imonslrated their utility.
As to the purification of flour by
. ..'ctiieily, the speaker remarked that
ll ls about two years since this method
was adoped, and the development has
been wonderful.   A beautiful Bilvery
whiteness is  produced  by  BUDjecting
Hour to Sir   which   has   been   passed
through a flaming electrical discharge.
The Hour has also, as a consequence,
better keeping qualities and commands a better price. 'Hn* Ogilvie
Flour Mills Company, he said, was the
only firm i" Canada, and one of the
flrst in America, to make use of this
purifying and sterilising process.
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Portable Engines for Threshing
and Stationary for Chopping and
Wood Sawing in stock at all time*
Can Ship at a day's notice.
Write us for Prices and Catalogue.
Barridge-Cooper Co., Ltd., Winnipeg, Mai
Henry Avenue, East.
They were exceedingly smart young
m<-n, and they proceeded to have fun.
witl. the dignilied waiter. When he
approached their table to take their order they r, ita id up and yelled in unison: "Half dozen raw!" "I see you
are, young gentleman," replied the imperturbable unctionary. "What will
you have?"
I was cured c. Acute Bronchitis by
Bay of Islands.   J. M. CAMPBELL.
I was cured of Facial Neuralgia by
Springhill, N. S.     WM. DANIELS.
I was cured of Chronic Rheumatism
Albert Co., N. B.   GEO.   tTNGLEY.
The Man—If you don't hurry, my
dear, we'll be too late for the theatre.
The Woman—Oh, no! Don't you see
this new gown I have? We can't be
too late.
fir. Von Stun'i Pinenp, 'a Tablets.-MeJl-
ml wionre liy ai-i'i.u>nt dlaoovared tho pot»*nry of Ihe
plnmppls '.* '. I'liiiaiaaaii for Htoniftch trouble*, Th*
ImraenM pn.rceii.tiiw of v-eafstabiai pepsin contained In
th.. fruit  11 ail.'"   11. 1 ftlnmtit Indllptjusblfl remedy in
oaaasof dytpvpf.lt »nd lodlmttion   One taidet after
"ai-h meal will cure mewt curunic OUSi.   60 la  a box,
.15 ccat«.-3i
Proud Mother—You will be five
years old tomorrow, Willie, and I want
to give you a real birthday treat. Tell
mo what you would like better thau
a.iythlng else. Willie (after thinking
earnestly for five minutes)—Bring mo
a whole box of chocolate creams,
mother, arid ask Tomiry Smith to
ojine iu and watch nie eat them.
In thoso days there sei n to be as
many writers as there are readers.
The spread of authorship and its
egregious pride Is hit off ln this dialogue trom the Fllegende Blaetter: A
11 st at the hotel table reading the bit'
of faro says: "Your bill of fare In
treat!" "1 am glad to b ar it," replies the head waiter. "I am its au-
After Many Years
of experience, w« hare prepared a list of ths
hardiest known apple crab and plnm trues,
small fruits, ornamental trees and shrubs,
psrrmal flower plants, etc., sent free on appll
eation.   Address
Minard's Liniment Relieves Neuralgia.
The Great Northern Steamship Company In placing in service between
Seattle, Wash., and Yokohama, Nagasaki, Kobe, Shanghai and Hong Kong,
the magnificent American built steamships tho "Minnesota" and the "Dakota," marks a new era In transportation facilities between the United
States and the Orient. The magnificent steamships with their superior
facilities in handling immense freight
cargoes and the luxurious appointments for passenger travel has given
an Impetus to our Oriental trade. The
North Pacific route to the Orient is
rapidly becoming the popular one and
now that the two palatial steamships,
the "iMinnesota" and the "Dakota,"
have been put In commission there is
no question but that a further greater
increase in our trade with the Orient
as well as increased passenger travel
to Asalatlc ports will be Inaugurated.
The first salllngof the "Minnesota," in
addition to carrying the largest cargo
to the Orient ever carried hy any ship
ln the world, as well as an extensivt
passenger list, augurs well for the future. The "Minnesota" will sail on its
next voyage to the Orient on Saturday
April 29th. and lt will not be amiss to
say hero that the excellence of her
passenger accommodations wl!l be
heralded to the travelling public ofthe
United States hy all who enjoyod the
pleasant voyage across the Pacific on
her lirst trip, as furnishing tho acme
travel comfort.. The fact that (he superior accommodations of the Groat
Northern Steamship Company In connection with the comfortable Journey
afforded by the Great Northern Railway to Seattle, the sailing point of
iKe "Minnnesnta," will make this
route the popular one from Occident
to Orient.
Sunlight Soap
outshines them Cl.11 in cleansing power, yet
will not Injure the daintiest fabrics. It contains no unscLponified fe^ts to discolor your
clothes nor free alkoJi to destroy them. It is e*.
perfectly ba.let.nced sor»p. equally good with
hard or soft wetter.   No scrubbing, no boiling.
Try Sunlight.
Your money refunded if you don't find it best.
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. THE DRILL, SLOCAN, B. 0., APRIL 21. 1905.
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FRIDAY, AI'RIL  21, 1905.
Rossland miners, by a referendum
vote, have emphatically turned down
a proposition to unite themselves witb
the Socialist party, deciding to act independent in things political.
Similkameen is it this summer.
Without waiting for government assistance, Jim Hill has started construction on his railway from. Midway
to the coast. Not to be outdone, the
C.P.R. are commencing their line from
Science's Bridge to connect with the
C. & W.   Happy Similkameen.
Those NelsOn smelter people are
very much like the proverbial Irishman, who remarked that he never
opened his mouth but what he put his
foot in it. Tn the inspired article iu
Friday's Tribune, it was asserted the
freight rate on the refractory wet ores
from Sandon to Nelson was $1.50 per
ton, while the treatment charges at
the smelter were but $3.75. Very good.
Tbat being so, why does tho Nelson
smelter then inflict a $2.76 freight rate
and a $9 minimum treatment charge
on dry ores from tbis camp to their
"obsolete" institution T Where is the
justice in such rates? The Nelsou
Bineltor people are in a corner and they
had better keep mum.
The Hall Mines smelter is acting as
a buffer and is doing the dirty work
for the Trail institution, the management of which remains in the background, allowing the Nelsou people
to combat the agitation against their
high rates &*.d receive practically all
the blame, while being themselves
equally guilty and blameable. James
Cronin's statement that the St. Eugene receives much better terms in
Europe for its ores than at home-, even
though minus the benefits of the lead
biuntv, has caused the local smelter
people to squirm, and they are trying
to square themselves with the people.
They are seeking to enlist the sym
pathy of the district press to fight
against the continuation of the bounty
on lead ores shipped to Europe, so as
enforce treatment at home. But the
district press, if they are loyal to the
best interests of the country, will not
encourage exorbitant home rates, but
rather favor the enlargement of the
bounty to ores shipped to any foreign
smelter. Further, the present agitation for "better terms" may result in
the dominion government making aii
official enquiry into the question and
force the smelters to give justice.
Thursday's Nelson Tribune contained
a statement from a Slocan mineowner
that the local rates for treatment were
practically $17 per ton higher than in
Europe, and, though a freight rate of
$14 a ton was imposed, as against $1.-
50 for the home works, the larger profits were obtained from Europe. On
Friday tbat statement was answered
by au evidently inspired article that
the local treatment charges ou a 05
per cent lead were really only $3.75 a
ton, whilo the balance of the $25.20
rate went for freight on bullion to San
Francisco, refining there, then freight
on the refined stuff to New York and
other markets. What rot, and who
but a tenderfoot would be gulled by
such hot air from the Nelson "potI"
Has not tho Nelson smelter a refinery
and does not its refined article—lead
and silver -find access to the world's
marts witbout a cent of additional
cost for freight rates to San Francisco?
No, no, that plea is too hollow altogether. Besides, $25.20 is not the
average rate charged for treatment by
(the loeal smelters. It has been proven
that the smelters have a sliding scale
on wet ore running from $19 to $38 a
ton, the average rate being $28.60 per
ton. Even ut $25.20,wbere is tbat $l*r)
flat rate the smelters boasted of some
time since? Evidence is piling up
axainst the smelters und the end of
their graft is in sight. At their doors
is to be laid the principal cause for tbe
great depression--commercially, iu
dustrially, and otherwise -prevailing
In t le Sloean,
Pay up your subscription.
Oscar White, Sandon, spent Friday
in town.
Snow covered the ground on Friday
For the best bread in town go to
W. Pinchbeck's.
Service was held in the Methodist
church on Sunday.
Today is Good Friday. Hot cross
buns head the bills of fare.
A couple of families from Ten Mile
will shortly move down here.
Strengthening timbers have been
put in all through the Rosebery zinc
Almost all the money has been subscribed for the new Catholic church at
A couple of Nakusp's young men
are shortly to take unto them life's
Friday night another barge of lumber was "brought down from Ten Mile
for export.
Two cars of shingles were shipped
to the Territories this week by tbe
local mill.
Nakusp is the best town in the camp
today,there not being au empty building in the place.
Easter occurs next Sunday and it
will bo celebrated at Knox church by
some special music.
The O. S. Lumber Co. are shipping
a carload of lumber per day from their
mill at the head of tbo lake.
The Similkameen Valley Coal Co.,
in which a number of local parties are
interested, has re-organized.
Next Wednesday C. F. Nelson and
wife leave New Denver to take up
their residence in Cranbrook.
Work on the improvements to the
Delaney ave bridge has continued all
week and is almost completed.
Burglars made au unsuccessful at
tempt to blow up the safe at the rail
way station, Ymir, ou Saturday.
Miss Mildred Millward, formerly of
New Denver, was married in Rossland
last week to Chester R. McBride.
W. E. Cook. C.P.R. agent at Fort
Steele Junction, was drowned a few
days ago, while out duck hunting.
Martin Isaacson has purchased the
McKenzie residence, at New Denver,
securing it at a great sacrifice price.
The drying house nt the Granby
mine. Phoenix, was destroyed by fire
last Thursday, causing a loss of $2000
For Sale.—A number of window
blinds, with rollers attached. Can be
hnd at 40 cents each. Apply at this
This will be the last summer Wm
Koch will  lumber Od Ten Mile.   He
expects to be through cutting by Au
One of the well known characters of
the burg got  blue papers on Monday
as an   inducement   to  move on.   Hi
E.McFadyen will takeout 2.000,000
feet of logs from his own and a neigh
bor's ranch, for Koch's new mill down
the river.
Next Tuesday evening a concert will
be given in the Bosun Hall, New
Denver, by the ladies of the Presbyterian church.
Nelson has defeated the West Koot
enay Power Co. in the first attempt of
the latter to corral all the water in the
Kootenay river.
The work of laying tbo water mains
at New Denver is commencing. Bids
for the trenches were made at ridicu
lously low prices.
The trouble at .Salmo over the employment of   Mongolians   has disap
penred, though   the provincial police
are still on guard.
Last Thursday morning the Victoria
hotel, Nelson, was completely gutted
bv Hit, causing a loss of $13,000, witb
insurance at $8<XX).
McDermid & McHardy.Nelson.have
purchased a ranch two a half miles
this side of the Junction and will go
iu for fruit raising.
Some of the limber owners of  the
province assert that recent legislation
at Victoria gives them thn right to export logs from the province.
Tierney's grading gang from the
the Robson branch passed through on
Thursday to tho N. & S., where the]
will be employed all summer.
S. S. Taylor will defend Jaek Roberts, who was mixed up in the Silver
ton shooting Bompe. at bis trial at the
approaching assizes at Nelson.
Local firemen can learn a valuable
pointer from the fire in Nelson last
w(*ek dou't smash windows and doors
and so give draft to the flames.
H. D. Curtis, J.PaaWlth his wife and
family, accompanied by Miss Moss,
left on Tuesday for Cranbrook,followed by the regrets of tho populace.
A special nieeting of the lxiard  of
trade was held ou Monday afternoon,
when T. McNeish wus appointed nri
secrctnry-trea.Mirer in place of H. D.
Curtis, resignod.
Sandon Presbyterian mission haf
been raised to thc augmentation level
and a call extended to Hev.Mr.l.rown.
He will lie inducted next Wednesday
evening, Rev. Dr.Herdman officiating
The local Oddfellows will celebrati
the 86th anniversary of their Order by
au At Some In their hall, on the evening of April 26th. All Oddfellows.
Rebekabl, and their friends are invited
to be present.
F. F. Liebscher. of Silverton, spent
Tuesday in town.
Miss Aggie Muilin returned from
Nelson ou Friday.
The annual show of spring millinery
takes place on Sunday.
Next week the school children will
enjoy their Easter holidays.
Another barge of Ten Mile lumber
was brought down Tuesday.
Pete Foley and John Thomas left
Monday on a trip to Alberta.
Considerable shouting whiskey was
disposed of here Wednesday.
Fernie is to have a dominion building equal to the one at Nelsou.
Alex. Rogers and wife have both
been quite ill this week of la grippe.
Born.—On the 19th inst., the wife of
Aid. H. G. Aitchison, of a daughter.
The C.P.R. gardener was in Wed-
nesday, attending to the flower beds
at the depot.
The telephone bas been taken out
of the Arlington office and installed at
the drugstore.
Parties wanting a cheap building
should put in a bid to the council for
the Sloan affair.
N. Morrison and Miss McKinnon go
to Revelstoke next week to attend the
teachers' convention.
Con Murphy nrrived in Tuesday
from Prince Edward Island, on his
way to tho Similkameen to develop his
By a premature explosion at the
Loop, East Kootenay, on Tuesday, J.
W. Thai], a railroad grader.was blown
to pieces.
Arlington arrivals: W. E. Ross,Vancouver; W. Daglish, E. Cosgrove, Nelson; J. Wilson, J. Barclay. Sandon;
A. McKechnle, F.Liebscher,Silvcrton.
Service will be held in the English
church on Tuesday evening. Rev. Mr.
Solly officiating. Wednesday morning
there will be a celebration of the holy
James Cronin, since assuming the
management of the War Eagle and
Centre Star mines, besides settling all
labor troubles,hns effected many economies, cost of mining haviug been reduced $1 per ton.
Something to Remember.—We have
seven lines of linoleum and oilcloth
from 40 to 75c per square yard. A
full line of wallpapers, borders and
ceilings. Slater shoes for men and
boys, the best in Canada. Sole agency
for Stanfiold celebrated underwear for
men, guaranteed absolutely unshrinkable.   David Arnot.
Thos. Abriel, Nakusp, has received
tho sad news of the death of his
mother, which occurred at Tangier,
Nova Scotia, ou the 10th inst. Death
was duo to an attack of pluro-pneu-
monia. Deceased was (50 years-of age
aud leaves a loving husband and 11
children. Sincere sympathy will be extended to Tom by his many friends in
his groat Joss.
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Tlie Queen's
Hotels ******
KATES:   83.00 PKK  DAY
First-class Dining Koom
Large and Comfortable Bedrooms
Sample rooms for Commercial Men
Nelson, B. C.
Smelter for "tlld.vny.
Midway will in all probability have
a largo smelter, to cost SfiOO.OOO and
built by the British Columbia Copper
Co. F, L. Underwood, president; W.
H. Thomas, consulting engineer; W
N. Merrill and J. Killer Schon art
sizing up the neighboring camps and
estimating the available ore in sight
mi.nin«.   BKCOUUS.
Appended is a complete list of the various reeordH registered atthe loeal registry ollice, II. It. Jorand being milling
April 1.1—ChtgnetltO. Springer creek,
Blair Carter.
April 13—Memphis, Coronation.
April 15—Ladv Franklin Mi, Gill Finkle to Thos Benton.
Same l*l>, Murk Manley to same.
Aston, 11 rent wood, Crown, ,)aek, Jim,
Reekie, 'a in each ; Crazy Jane l-(l, Tom
Benton to 0 V White.
Always useful and
certainly beautiful, a
brooch is never amiss
as a gift,
No. 136&1 it a tin* Gold
Hroocli willi I li.i innnd centre.
The price in remarkable at
Distance is no obstacle to satisfactory
dealings with our
house. Write for
mail-order catalogue.
EACH will senira a number
of window blinds, with rollers
* attached.   Are in good shape.
\\4_\  wil burner coal stove.     Is as
will purchase a small base-
burner coal (
good as new,
The Drill Office
Notice to Delinquent Co-owner
To Archibald York, or to any person or
persons to whom ho mnv have transferred his interest, in whole or In pnrt,
in the Independence mineral claim,
situated on Crusader Hill, Lemon
creek, and recorded in the Slocan City
mining divisiou of West tvooU nav district :
You are hereby notified that I, the
Undersigned, have caused to be expended the sum of two hundred nnd
live dollars in labor and genernl improvements upon the above mentioned
claim, in order to bold saiil mineral
claim under thc provisions ot the Mineral Act, and if within 90 days from the
dato of tiiis nolice you fail or refuse to
contribute your proportion of such expenditure, together with all costs of advertising, your interest in said claim
will become the property of the subscriber, under section four of an act entitled "Au Act to amend the Mineral
Act; 1900."
Dated this 27th dav of January, 1005.
8*2-05 W. T. SHATFORD
Cancellation of Reserve.
*VOTrrK In hereby BWen, tbat I lie reservation
il f*st:ih!is!ie I in purwi&ACtt of tha pirOTiitions
of tin* "Columbia and Weatawn Railway Subsidy
Act, 1896," notices of which were published in
ths British Colombia Qatettn ami 'luti'd 7tli oi
Muy, l*!Hi. an I *it!i Ju;ie, 18'.*"', rispuctivfllj, are
hereby canct'llo.l.
Crown lands situated witliin the area embraced Ir.'the said roaerrutionwill beopep to
salo,settlement, laa.se. an.l other disposition.
nnder the provisions of the "Land Act." three
months after tho date of tho flrsi publication
of t Iiis ui>lEcu in the llritish Columbia (iazct1'-:
provided, however, that in all cases where lauds
are so sold, pre-empted, loused, or otherwise
alienated by the (liiverninent ami ere subsequently found, npon thesurvoy of the Columbia
and Western Railway Company's blocks, to lie
wholly or partly within such blocks, then the
persons so aeiiuirin.-; sucli lands shall acquire
their title thereto from the Railway Company,
who hnve agreed to deal with such purchasers,
pre-emptors, lessees, etc., on the same terms
and conditions as the Oovernment wonld nnder
the provi.-ions of the "Land Act,'* except in respect to timber lands on the Company's block*.
which shall be sableci tothe regulations issue,!
by the Company relative to the cutting: of timber on the Colnmhia and Western Railway
Lund tirant.
Deputy Commissioner of Lands .t Works
Lands and Works Department,
Victoria. R.C., 23rd February, inr,.
J. A. Anderson
Medicines '
per annum.
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Clothes Make
the Man.^^^^
is a plain statement of fact. They
have much to do iu influencing
first impressions, and everyone
wants to create a favorable and
lasting impression. If you get
your clothes from us you will always be well dressed and the cost
will be no more than to be the
other way.
Order a
Spring   Suit
from us. We have in stock an
elegiint aud carefully chosen line
of Tweed i, Serges, Worsteds, and
General Suitings; with Trouserings and Fancy Vestings.
A Residence for Sale
One of the newest residences in Slocan is offered for sale on easy terms. It contains five
large rooms, hall, pantry, wardrobes, china
closet, large cellar, is lathed and plastered,
and is the best finished in town. Hot and
cold water system, with range and a sink.
Two corner lots, with finejawn, garden, fruit
trees; also first-class woodshed, etc. A SNAP
FOR ANY BUYER.       For  terms  apply to
P.O. Drawer 75, Slocan
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no man in business
should neglect an op-'
portunity to keep his
goods before the people.
Modern usages proclaim advertising the
one road to success;
neglect of it invariably
ends in disaster. A
merchant's standing
in a community may
be judged from the advertisement he carries
in a local paper. To
sell goods a man must
advertise. All live
men seek the aid of
the printer
a rewarfl
to all penis-
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