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V0L.;|I*,No. 6.
SLOCAN,   B.   C,   MAY   10,   1001.
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.
W. T. Shatford & Co.,
sQry Goods, Groceries. Boots 6c Shoes,
Hats 6c Caps, Men's Furnishings,
Trunks, Valises, Etc, Etc.
» .
Slocan, Vernon, Fairview, and Camp McKinney, B. C.
The House is plastered throughout,
with large, airy rooms, and fitted up
in Hrst-class and modern style.
The dining room la always
supplied with the beat the
marketf Tords.
W. 5 NOBLE, Prop.,
Artfrir St, Slocan, B. C.
The bar is stocked with the
choicest liquors and cigars.
Headquartersfor capitalists
Transient Rates: $1.50 to $2 per day.
Has ample accommodation for a large num-
bfjsM" of Quests and supplies the best of
everything in the market.
-^Offers up-to-date accommodation for the
-•Public. It is the home of Travelling,
^Commercial, and Mining Men.
QETMUNQ & HENDERSON, - Proprietors.
Hotel Slocan
Slocan, B. C, is under the
SUM nl Personal liapiDt of Jeff Baty,
Whomever ready to make life pleasant for those
who tarry within a while with him.
Oilers for all
Kinds of Job Work
Quiokly Attended to:
Tte Drill, Slocan
Crosscut From No. 1 Shaft Cut.* Tela Exposed In No. % Workings—Second Vein
Nine Feet Across and Carrying Good
Ore -Maclilnerjr to be Installed.
A most important strike has been
made on tho Speculator, the result of
which greatly increases thc value of
that property. For some time past it
has been the belief that the No. 1 and
No. 2 workings were on separate
veins, which should run in close proximity at the former opening. To satisfactorily tost the matter, a crosscut
was commenced from the foot of the
main shaft and, at a point % feet
easterly sure enough the second vein
was encountered. Thc work was extremely heavy, as the muck had to
be windlassed to the surface of thc
drift from which the shaft is sunk
and then trucked out.
Where cut, the second vein is about
nine feet in width and carries sm.ill
lenses of very good ore. Work at
this point, however, must cease for
the present, till hoisting- machinery
has been installed, mid then it will be
renewed with vigor. The No. I shaft.
is a double compartment and is down
85 feet. To sink it any farther requires machinery and this is being
arranged for. The No. 2 workings
are 600 feet away on the second vein
and has some excellent ore exposed.
Drifting will be pushed with vigor
and more men employed as opportunity offers. ..
It is the opinion ofthe management
that the No. 2 vein just cut is the
main one of the property,and the fact
of it existiug so close to the No. 1
bears testimony to the value of the
group. Besides these two big ledges,
which cut acrose the. divide from the
Springer slope, there is also travers-1
ing the Speculator ground from tt)Q
Ten Mile slope, the big and rich vein '■
from the Neepawa. Judging from i
appearances, the vein exposed at the
No. I workings of the Speculator is
identical with that exposed from the
Ohio down to the Iron Horse; while
the No. 2, is that from which tho Arlington is taking its vast bo'lies of
ore. When the snow goes an earnest
effort will lie made to expose and
prove up the three big leads on the
Speculator. With machinery installed, the management will be in an excellent petition to explore for the big
ore bodies believed to be in the hill,
the evidence of which is given in the
number of veins showing on the
Speculator ground.
this special rate there nre always on
sale thirty day tickets at the usual
special rate made for thirty day
"ound trip tickets.
The Kisscs-stld Duet.
The gospel temperance singing
evangelists, J. Parsons Smith, ex-
pugilist, and Prof. J C. Miller, tenor
and cornet soloist, will visit Slocan
on May 13, 14. and 15, under the
auspices of the W.C.T.U. The meet
ings will be held in the Music Hall,
commencing at 8 o'clock, p.m. The
Toronto Globe says of them, "The
singing of the Emeralds in the Pavilion was a benediction in Itself." In
speaking of Mr. Smith's address, the
Montreal Witnesssaid, "The story of
his lifts was the most thrilling exper
ience ever listened to."
Extending Ten Mile Koad.
Frank Provost was up Ton Mile a
few days ago inspecting the route of
tho proposed extension of the wagon
road front Aylwin to theaiteof tin-
Enterprise concentrator, in tho valley
below ths! big mine. The road will
follow up the north side of Ten Mile,
oro88ing the creek just below the
mouth of llrindle creek. It will then
run close to Ten Mile and below the
Neepawa slide. The new road will
be a mile or so in length and will
serve the Iron Horse property as well
as the Enterprise.
Grant- lis l.usal Hospital.
Monday last thc Miners' Union received word from R. F. Green, M.L.
A., that thc government had made a
grant of $1000 towards the malnten
ance ofthe local hospital and $500 for
the building fund. With this grant,
added to the local subscriptions, the
Unkm will be enabled to put the
building in excellent shape, while the
running expensea of tho institution
aro fully guaranteed for the next
Seduced Fares.
The Canadian Pacific Railway ha**;
placed on sale, from the 3rd May to
30th Se.plonil.cr, 1901, ticket? IVoiu
Slocan City to Halcyon Springs and
return at'the rats of .$8.80, tickets
good going on Fridays and Satiiidiivs
and returning leave the Springs on
Monday following.   In addition  to
America,   smelter Trust Having Itad Effect on Mining.
The bottom hasapparently dropped
out of mining in British Columbia
this spring and the stock market is at
a low ebb. Business circles as a result are in n quiescent mood and more
or less stagnation is noticeable everywhere. In the silver-lead districts of
East Kootenay and the Slocan, the
situation is anything but pleasant to
scan. Many of the mines have shut
down and others are reducing their
forcos. Tho American smelter trust
is largely to blame for this, as they
decline to open a market for the B.
C, lead and silver products. The
price of lead has also dropped materially, which, coupled with the duty
into the States and excessive treatment charges, leaves a small margin
to cover cost of mining.
J. C. Drewry, managing director
of the Canadian Goldtields, while in
Spokane a few days ago delivered
himself to the press in these words,
which size up the situation rather
closely: "All of the lead producers in
British Columbia are waiting a further development in the lead market
with keen interest. Our company
will keep a force of 50 men at work
in development ou the St. Eugene in
East Kootenay, but the mill has been
closed, because of the low price of
lead. There Is no immediate likelihood that it will be reopened. The
American smelting combine, which
is engaged in keeping up the price of
lead, is doing its liest to curtail the
production. In accord with that policy, the trust has absolutely refused
to buy ores. That condition has existed for nearly three months, and
Canadian lead producers find themselves practically without a market.
The Trail smelter, which has a lead
stack, has handled some ore and has
■•hipped the crude product to the Sel-
by plant in San Francisco to be re
fined. Such an arrangement, however, has proven unsatisfactory, for
the difference in duty on oro and on
crude lead entering the l'nited
States is enough to ma Ice this arrangement very expensive. The Trail
smelter only pays for lead on the
London quotation,which recently fell
from £18 to ls-ss than £18 per ton.
That means onlv about $3 per nun
dnd for lead, while American miners
are yetting $4 for their output. So
you can see that with almost no market, and with prices so low as to be
unprofitable, the lead miners of British Columbia huvo fallen into evil
Appended is a complete list of the various records registered at the local regie-
try office, II. P. Christie being ruining
May 3—No 18, Lemon creek, H L Fife.
4—Franklyn fraction, 8pringer creek,
F Provost.
April 30—Early Bird.
May 1—Ottawa for five years.
4—Twin Sister No 2, Twin ."-inter No 1,
Rlack Hussar, Queen of the Hills.
April 27—Frying Pan, Star Pointer,
Tea-sot and Teapot fr. v$, cadi, and Dipper :\, K Jack to N F MuNanght.
Occidental, F L C, Get Then* Eli,Reno
nnsi V s*c M, E J Deacon to V & M Mines
Bachelor, all, T Lake to D McVannel.
May 2-Port Hop* 1-5, same to J G
3—('olden Hoy, Frank Provost to J
Frank Collom.
4—Snowlleko, all, B (iritluh to Isaac
Star of India, game to same.
Maggie, A M Johnson to A Wallace, D
G McCuaig, 1) .1 Weir, J M I'lack, D B
Mi'l.s'ini'in, A Jacolison and 1) McPherson, agreement to pay |3000 to tha Ittttei
when a sale is made of the Bondholder
(Jrcesi Favors Whole Hilt.
R. F. Green,member for the Slocan
riding, closed the debate in the legislature Tuesday on the railway bill.
He claimed that the const to Kootenay
road was ln no sense one iu which
the people of Kootenay were inter-
listed. Its building would not give
the people of any town in Kootenay
competitive rates and would not give
anv point not reached by another
rond competition. He was in favor
ofthe railway bill us introduced, but
ho would oppose any amendments
that sought to reduce the interest nn
tho money advanced bv the province.
The bill passed its second reading
with a rush.
Mining Students Comings
The staff and students of the sti:.'.-
mcr Mhool of mining in connection
with Mcijill college, loft Montreal on
the 1st for British Columbia. The
party, numbering 25, went to Banff
direct and thence go to Vancouver
Island. On their return they will
visit and inspect the principal mines
in this division.
A Praiseworthy Institution Established
at Nelson.
A. F. Rosenberger opened some
months ago, in the K-W-C block, in
Nelson, a Prospectors' Exchange, the
aim of which was to place before
capital desirable and bona fide mining proportions. He has advertised
the scheme very extensively and he
is meeting with unqualified success.
Mr. Rosenberger felt the need of
some such institution,where the prospector could be brought into touch
with the monied man, hence his Nelson establishment. The Exchange
has an elegant exhibit of ores on
view, which is being constantly added to from all parts ofthe pro/incc.
The prime ooject of the Exchange
is to bring the prospector and mine
owner into direct touch with the purchaser. If you have a reasonably
good prospect all you have to do is to
write the Exchange, giving a brief
description of your property, naming
price, terms, "etc., while samples of
ore should also be sent. It is not expected that you send an expert report
but just a letter written bv yourself!
stating what you have to offer. After
receiving your report, your property
will be listed in trie weekly report
issued by thc Exchange. These reports are sent to mining men and to
brokers throughout Canada and the
United States, many being sent to
brokers in Europe. By listing your
property at the Exchange and having
it placed in the weekly report, it is
presented to several thousand mining
men who are on thc lookout for investments. If further information is
asked for, the Exchange places the
inquirer into direct communication
with the owner of tho-property.
In this issue will be noticed an advertisement from the Exchange, nnd
its invitation should be accepted, as
it costs nothing and will prove of
much assistance to many in this section in getting sale for some of the
numerous promising properties in
this division.
Last Tear's Shipment* Were 9847 Tons—
A Healthy Evidence or the Life and
Wealth of the Camp—Arlington thst
Biggest Shipper.
For the first time in upwards of six
month* there have been no shipments
of ore from the local division, the
cause of which may be attributed
solely to the condition of the roads.
Small quantities of ore have commenced to dribble down from the
Arlington and another week ought to
see the exports from that property*
become permanent. There is a carload from the Enterprise about ready
to go forward, but not much will be
shipped from that property till the
new mill gets running, when big
things are promised.
Last year the exports from this division amounted to 2847 tons, made
up from 10 properties. Following ic
a list of the shipments this year to
date: ,
MINE.                              WB»K.         TOTAI<.
Arlington ~ _                     1366
Enterprise _,..,....,..                         16*
Two Friends                              40
V & M	
Allen st Cory have re-opened their
hotel at Vevey.
There was a heavy snowfall in the
hills Wednesday night.
Silverton beat New Denver at
base ball Saturday, 27 to 13.
The city is still awaiting the official
proclamation of incorporation.
Born.—In New Denver, on May 4,
Mrs. A. Brindle, of a daughter.
Commercial men report business
throughout the province very quiet.
Nelson will not allow anv more
games to be played there on Sunday.
The government bridge over Carpenter creek, New Denver, has been
Gavin Spence and Flora MacDon-
ald, Scotch entertainers, will be here
about the 24th.
A. David, Sandon, came down on
Wednesday to inspect his local tailoring establishment.
Angus Mclnnes, mining recorder,
who wns burned out nt New Denver,
Sunday, will rebuild at once.
Trail will celebrate its incorporation us a city by a biir demonstration
on Dominion dtiy. What will Slocan
J. M. Mcfiregor, who has been In
charge of the School of Mines ut Boss-
land during tbe winter,returned here
Koch's sawmill, Ten Mile, will
start up in a few days, assured of a
busy season'3 operations. A planer
is being added to the equipment.
C. B. Taylor.of Enterprise Landing
was here Tuesday, haviug recently
returned from wintering in the east.
He will reopen his hotel at the Landing*	
Ore Chute Widening.
Angus McLean, foreman at the
Iron Horse,wasdown yesterday from
Ten Mile. He stated things looked
very promising on the creek, as the
Enterprise mill was being rushed up
and preparations made for extensive
operations at that property, including
the opening up of the big vein. At
; the Iron Horse sinking was again in
! progress in theahafc. For the last 15
1 feet, the vein had widened out to 30
Inches and was getiinu more mineralized A foot of clean ore was allowing, with zinc and galeua mixed
through thp balance of the lead.
When machinery is installed,ii crosscut will bo run to the big vein and
the whole givund thoroughly ex
The Slocan ore shipments -for the
year total 9,400 tons.
W. W. Warner has banded the
Miller Creek group, near Sandon.
Sinking is again in progress at the
Iron Horse, with continued success.
Quite a number of men are getting
into the hills to do assessment work.
A crown grant is to be applied for
shortly on thc Charmer and Slocan
Bob claims.
Owing to the uncertainty about
lead, the Ivanhoe. near Sandon, has
closed down.
The force at the Phoenix was let
out on Saturday, bat it is only a temporary move.
A meeting of the shareholders of
the Two Friends, Limited, will be
held in Vancouver on June 4
During April the Rambler shipped
13G tons of ore, the Red Fox 21, and
the Soho 20, all from McGuigan.
The ease of Cameron vs Kirkwood.
anent the Bald Mountain fraction,did
not come up at the Nelson assizes ou
Frank Griffiths wa* here Friday,
arranging for the development of tho
Celebration group, on the north side
of Ten Mile.
Malcolm Cameron will put a freighting outfit on the Ten Mile road this.
summer, lie will handle the supplies to tho Iron Horse.
A number of men were let out at
the Speculator on Monday. They
will be put onagain when machinery
is installed at the main shaft.
Work hns been resumed on tho
Condor group, Four Mile, owned bv
the Condor Mines, Ltd.. an offshoot of
the Northwest Mining Syndicate.
E. A. Brown, Sandon, securpd tho
contract for building the Hewett
tramway. It will be 2400 feet long
and work Is to commence at once.
In the case of Marino vs Sprout and
Melnnei*. affecting the Marion group,
near New Denver, Mr.Justico Irving
has handed down a verdict for the
Sandon mines last week sent out
187 tons of ore, from the Last Chance,
■American Boy, Reco and Ivanhoe.
The Sunset shipped 20 tons from
Snowslides have been numerous ia
the Sandon camp during the week.
The big Noble Five whizzer Is down
as well as others round the Idaho.
No lives were lost.
The chute in the No. 2 of the En*-
terprisc has been cut through, bel g
170 feet long nnd from six inches to
two feet in width. Thev hope short
lv to catch the chute showing in the
No. 8.
The big Neepawa slide came down
on Thursday last. Geo. McFarland.
contractor for the Enterprise conefn-
trator, had a narrow escape from be-
ing caught In It as he was coming
down the road.
Various rumors are again afloat
jnnent, a pending deal between tin*
j Chapleau and Kilo properties, on tho
! first north fork of Lemon creek. M.
Monrgiies, engineer of the Chapleau,
! has recently been inspecting the Kilo
laud testing the rock.
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The Great Work, However, Wtta Not
As-preclated by Mrs. Bowser an*
tke Nelahbors, and Mr. Bowser Got
[Oopyrlght, ItOl, by C. B. Lewis.]
It was a certain Wednesday evening
that Mr. Bowser got out a volume of
bis encyclopedia lettered "D, B, F" and
began a close search. After a quarter
of an hour Mrs. Bowser asked what
particular thing he was looking for,
and he replied:
"I was looking up the name 'De Rublni,' but I don't seem to find It here.
It's mighty singular, too, as he was
such a well known person."
"The name seems to be Italian."
•-Yes; it is."
On Thursday evening Mr. Bowses
had another search, but with the same
tain result, and, Mrs. Bowser's curiosity being aroused, she asked why he
bad a particular reason for finding ont
about De Rublni.
"1—1 Just happened to want to
know," be replied in some confusion.
"We had a little dispute about blm
over at the office tbe otber day. Did
you ever happen to see his name on a
"I don't think so.   In faet 1 never
pnlnted about a dozen pictures, he
stopped work and would paint no more.
This is one of his few gems, and it may
be said to be priceless."
"But what are you doing with a
priceless picture?"
"Mrs. Bowser, did you never hear of
such a thing as a man being hard up,
overtaken by misfortune, obliged to sell
his all? This happens to be a case of
It It was either starve and freeze or
sell, and the owner of this gem decided
to sell. I didn't care to buy till I had a
tremendous bargain hurled at me. I
won't say exactly whnt I paid, but if 1
should ever want to part with lt I can
turn my money over ten times."
Mr. Bowser walked around with a
smile of complacency on his face, and
the cat grinned and nodded and said to
herself that there was fun ahead.
"Well?" queried Mr. Bowser as he
stopped short
"You want to know what I think,"
slowly replied Mrs. Bowser. "Well. I
never saw such a shacklety old frame
on a picture."
"Sbacklety!" gasped Mr. Bowser.
"From my point of view, the drawing
Is amateurish and stiff, the coloring
poor, and it's a portrait that the great
De Rublni must have painted by the
yard. I don't want to hurt your feelings, but"—
"Darn my feelings I" thundered Mr.
Bowser as be jumped up and down,
with his eyes blazing. "Woman, do
you know what you are saying to me?"
"I'm criticising the portrait"
"You criticising—you I Madam, how
dare you display such cheek?"
"The chevalier of Milan," she went
on, "wears his sword on the wrong
side, and his thumbs nre as long as his
fingers. The right foot as seen under
the table seems to belong to thc left
leg, and that he Is a cross eyed man
you can see at a glance. If you paid
over a dollar for that daub, you"—
"Over a dollar! Daub!" be almost
shrieked as be waved his arms around.
"Woman, ascend to your room! By the
great horn spoon, but I feel like boxing
your ears!  Move!  Get up stairs!"
Mrs. Bowser moved, aud the cat was
so tickled that she rolled out and over
and seemed to choke. As Mr. Bowser
stood there he would have made a
great picture of "Indignation Let
Loose," but before he could swear over
aaw it anywhere tbat l remember.
Wbat was be—a celebrated conspirator?"
Mr. Bowser looked at her over his
glasses In pitying contempt
"Or waa he au assassin?"
Mr. Bowser looked at her again wltb
Increased pity, followed by a smile of
lofty superiority, and he pnt away his
"volume before saying:
"It's a wonder you don't ask whether
Christopher Columbus was a circus
clown or a windmill agent"
"But I asked you about De Rublni,"
■be said.
"Y-e-s. Well, De Rnblnl was De Rublni. If you were brought up ln a
farmhouse where they didn't know
Shakespeare from Dan Rice and If you
attended a country school where tbe
teacher put Nero, Socrates, Queen Victoria and Dan Maboney Into a bag together, yon are not exactly to blame for
It but tt seems as if you might have
picked ap a few things since marrying
me. I have no doubt that every otber
woman on this block knows all about
De Rubinl's wonderful works, masterpieces of tbe divine art"
Nothing further was said, bnt on the
next evening, just as dinner was concluded, the doorbell rang, ond a dark
faced, long haired man whose breath
amelled of fresh roasted peanuts and
wbo hnd grime on bis nose entered tbo
ball Ho bore a large oil portrait of a
man dressed In ancleut costume, wearing a cocked hat and a sword and looking as If be were out for a barrel of
"Blgnor Bowser," said tho peanut
man, "I haf brougbta da picture to
make you happy."
Mr. Bowser handed him over several
greenbacks and bowed him out and
logged tbe painting back to Mrs. Bowser In tbe sitting room. He placed a
chair against tbe wall, placed the picture on tbe chair and then stood back
wltb a chuckle and said:
"Yon asked wbo Do Rublni was. Behold him!"
Tbe cat dropped off the lounge, took
a .square look at tbe portrait and then
discreetly retired a few feet to be out
of the way of the flying splinters.
"Bo that's De Rublni sitting down to
bis beer?" queried Mrs. Bowser after a
long look at tbe old canvas, across
which Innumerable flies appeared to
have left Innumerable trails.
"Haven't yon more sense than that?"
botly demanded  Mr.  Bowser as he
flushed up.
"Then who is It?"
"The figure before you Is that of the
chevalier of Milan, while De Rublni
was tbe painter. Can't you see bis
name down there In the corner?"
"Ob, yes. Then De Rublni was -
great painter, was be?"
"Tbe greatest on earth and probably
the* most eccentric.    When be  bad
ttve times the doorbell rang, and be
admitted his neighbor, who wanted to
borrow a hammer.
"Been buying an old master, enT%
queried the caller as be looked at the
picture. "Say, Bowser, you must have
wanted a picture for the hencoop."
"Only a daub done by some house
painter and fixed up to look ancient
Dear at a dollar. De Rublni probably
lives lu a garret and eats garlic. But
bang ber up, old boy, and give the hens
a show. Bring your hammer back tomorrow."
Mrs. Bowser was listening over tbe
baluster. Wben tbe door shut behind
tbe neighbor, she heard that picture
come off tbe chair, she beard Mr.
Bowser kick the canvas out of lt, she
beard him rip and cuss and kick the
old frame to pieces, while tbe cat scurried around the room to dodge thc fragments, Then came the silence of the
grave, and she tiptoed Into ber bedroom
ond left tbe man below to struggle
with bis feelings. M. Quad.
Kxeellent System.
"I'd like to return this shaving mug.
It has a break in It"
"Exchange department Is on the next
floor, at tbo other end of the building."
"I want to get a higher priced one ln
Its place and pay thc ill .Terence. I don't
wont ray money back."
"I'll call tbe ilonrwalkfr, then, and
we can fix It right here. It'll only take
a minute."—Chicago Tribune.
Market Strsssly.
May—Belle bos been In the market
for a long time.
Clara—Yes, but she Is still quoted at
27.—Town Topics.
'  Teacher—If you bad nine apples and
I took eight of them away, what would
be the result?
sViwll-Yer fli-lsul—Chicago News.
History of the llroutls of tho Commou-
wi'isllls — Dark Days Wlsli'li Huvo Involved i> Strong Nation Witli.ii this Grout est
Enspirsi Under the Sisu -lllifls lull Is
Expresses' for Her 1 utssri' Cureer.
"The lovo ol all thy sons encompass
The lovo of all thy daughters cherish
The great act is sompleted. Australia is a nation ready tsi lake her
place proudly with nor peers on the
earth. It was appropriate that the
lirst year of the twentieth century
and the birth of the Australian Commonwealth Should be coincident. Of
both, we can as yojfc knssw little, but
ol both we can hope much.
A hundred years 111411 who would
ever have anticipated that the few
thousand men and women, Without
much character to make a fuss about
with a currency sif rum and a morality all their own, clustered on tlie
shores of a harbor of Which the
beauties few of them could appreciate, racked by a heartless inhumanity or cursed by Irresponsible authority, s'ach equally hurtful, who of
them would have been bold enough
to think that tin'*/ were having the
proud honor of laying the foundation
stone of a right royal Empire in
those unknown ss*as, and fashioning
one of its most precious glories for
England's traditions?
The story of Australia is one of
the most instructive lessons given
to the world of racial development.
When Greece sent forth her youth
like swarms from the hive to carry
her laws and civilization to other
lands, they carried with them the
high hopes and most s.vnguine wishes
of tho mother city. Home sent her
soldiery to cot.quer and occupy, but,
with few exceptions England has no
aspirations for ove. sea colonies. Her
colonies were made by tlie people often in spite of Governmental opposition. Ilcr fls'ct was always ready to
conquer and seize on the possessions
of her enemies, but it was always the
same. Tho eye of the Government
was always turned to Europe. Possessions in foreign parts were simply tho pawns in the grs*at continental game, and very little more, indeed. Her statesmen cared nothing
for them for many years, and it was
said she lost the American Colonies
because the Prime Minister for the
first time began to read the American despatches.
Australia for many years had little
for which to thank English statesmanship. It is probable that nothing would have been done with the
southern continent, but that a great
social danger had to be remedied by
politicians, and consequently the
matter was forced on their consideration. It is a great pity that wo
cannot claim a higher origin, but
that is just where the example of
racial development comes in. What
country would have evolved a great
nation from such unpromising elements? Certainly not Spain, certainly not France, and, we think,
not Germany. Spain abjectly failed
with her colonies, France and Germany havo not yet found the secret
of success. Even our earliest colonists Buffered from the taint of convict ion, because, like slavery, lt de-
bass's master and ss-rvunt alike. But
they were all Englishmen and Englishwomen into whom had been inspired by the past the spirit of self-
reliance, however obscured for a
time; and now we see in our noble
cities, in our farms, in our flocks and
herds, in our harbors bustling with a
world's commerce, in everything from
sea-board to centre, that God's heritage was given to no ignoble or unworthy hands. Australia teaches us
another cause of pride of race.
The attitude of the powers that be
In England towards tho colonies la
widely different from what it was
when the few score men and women
landed in New South Wales and
shuddered at the blackness and sav.
age sterility of their future home. At
last the English politician has opened his eyes to the fact that England's greatest resource is In the
strong arms of her children, whether
thi?y are born in London, Edinburgh
and Dublin, or in Sydney, Melbourne
or Adelaide. They have provesl it by
the best of proofs, and from what wo
seo passing before our eyes In tln-so
days ot the new-born national enthusiasm, wo know ths*y are ready to
prove it again and again. It is
significant of the future. Wo cannot
explore the iuture, but we can consider tendencies. It is not likely
lhat Australia will have always the
Interrupted prosperity—for her prosperity, with all tho little obstacls-s
him been mainly progressive—and tlio
development unintcrfored with, by
which she hns been hithorto blessed.
She has possibilities in her surroundings which may at any moment bo-
come formidably threatening. Great
nations aro Jealous of both England and her colonies, und it would
bo almost too much to hope for, that
tho day will never come when tlio
flood of a swarming race will be tapped and will force itself into a destructive torrent far and wisle. Sho
is dally gaining strength and cohesion to meet any of the troubles and
misfortunes of national life. Wo all
havo a high faith in her high future
sisrs-er, and with her greatest poet wo
may say of Australia as ho said
about tho dsar old Homo country—
"Naught can mako her rue,
If England to herself will prove    but
—The Australian Leather Journal.
The llishep Knew Mini.
A story current about the l-'shnp
of London Just now represents him
as a bored listenor to a windy
speech. Turning to a fellow suf-
fs'rsir, he siilsl: "I)o you know that
speaker?" "No," was the answer.
"I do," said tho bishop; "ho speaks
under many aliases, but his name is
Thnsnaii Hot,"—London Daily News,
Hew India Is Governed—Lord Curson,
Secretary of State for Indlrs, Has Absolute Control of All Foreign Policy Re-
gursling India—Oovernment of the
Provinces—Relations of British und
In recent correspondence Edgcumbe
Staley of London, Eng., author of
"Tho Arms and Badges of tho British Colonies" writes as follows:
Tho British Empire in India covers
on area of about 1,000,000 square
miles. Tho remainder of continental India—700,000 square miles—is
under native rulers, more or loss in
subordination to tho Indian Government.
The total population of all India
la nearly 300,000,000, of which enormous number about 70,000,000 belong to tho native states. Upward
of eighty languages aro spoken by
the very many and very various
races, tribes and castes. Somewhere
about 200,000,000 are Hindus and
00,000,000 Mohammedans, while
Christians number only about 3,-
Tho history of India, which before
tho era of British dominion, bears
marks of great antiquity and of conspicuous grandeur. The Portuguese,
the Dutch and the French in turn
tried their hands in the conquest and
government of India and each in
turn failed.
The Growth of Ilrltish Authority.
The original charter of the British
East India Company was granted by
Queen Elizabeth in 1010. l'itt's "India bill" of 178t transferred the direction of the company to a board
of control, whose president represented Indian alTairs in the House of
Commons. The charter was renew
cd from time to timo and eivch re
newal was marked by further .sieve'-
opments of territorial a'.' *'.,. T+ie
outcome of a succession of wars involved the direct annexation or the
indirect subordination of native
states, under the form of protectorates. In 1858, after the terrible
mutiny, the policy embodied in Pitt's
"India bill" was carried out to its
conclusion. The board of control
was superceded by tho secretary of
state and the council for Imlia, and
all the political rights of the company were transferred to the Crown.
Finally, in 1877, at Delhi—the old
imperial city—thc Queen of Great
Britain and Ireland was proclaimed
"Empress of India"—"Kaisar-i-
Hlnd." Thus all India became tho
Inalienable heritage of the British
Ho— India Is Governed.
The secretary of state for India Is
the representative of Her Majesty's
Government. He has absolute control of all foreign policy attecting India. Ho also controls tho expenditure of the Indian revenues and in all
matters he can impose his orders upon the Indian Government. All the
higher Oovernment appointments
require his approval.
He is assisted by a council, consisting of ten members, nine of
whom must have served in India for
the ten years immediately preceding
their appointment. They hold ofliee
for ten years and must not be members ot either houso of the British
Parliament. Subject to tho control
of the secretary of state, the supreme executive authority iu India is
"the Governor-General in Council"—
in which name all acts of tho Government of India run. Ho is appointed   directly   by   the Sovereign   and
holds ofliee for five years. The Governor-General, or "viceroy" as ho is
commonly called, has tho power of
Ye to in all matters, whether executive or legislative. He unites in his
person the attributes of a constitutional monarch and the powers of a
prime minister. The Governor-General is assisted by thc executive
council, composed of five members,
with tha addition of tho commander-
in-chief of the forces in India. The
Governors of Provinces are ex-omclo
members of tho council whenever it
meets within thoir several administrations. All those high oltlcials
must bo of British nationality. This
council is really a sort of cabinet of
the viceroy. The matters principally dealt with are; (1) Affairs connected With foroign policy; (2) direct
administration; (3) authorization of
business to bo transacted by tho
legislative council,
The legislative council consists of
ten to twenty members—official and
non-official. British and natives aro
alike eligible. Its functions nre generally tho making of lawn and regulations, tho supremo direction of revenue and expenditures and legislation ln general. Its acts are published in tho Gazette of India.
The "central bureau," so-cnllod, ts
tho secretariat of tho suprome government of India, Tho seven secretaries  nre  I's'Myi-i'tlvsrt-;     House  for-
"Nationalism  In   Poetry and Literature"
Mot Exemplifies! at the First Inhibition of the Iloysil Canadian
Academy   sif   Ails  ln the
Twentieth   Cs-sstury—
Soma     Subjects
for stsistis's.
There wns ono impression left
upon the writer's mind, suys I.nJI.v
Barnard in Toronto Globe on April
13, most vivid in its elTect, after mi
afternoon spent among the pictures
of the first exhibition of tho Iloyul
Canadian Academy of Arts in the
new century just, begun—-that timy
had marked its (found by wooding
out the exhibits of members who in
the old days were wont to send to
that exhibition pictures which to-d.iy
turn their faces to the wall in some
secluded spot, ashamed s>f t ln*ir temerity in ever having though! ol doming forward for public scrutiny.
Tho second Impression was one oT
keen disappointment, pe**haps l may
uso a stronger word, bitter disappointment, Not two weeks age, at
a meeting of tho Authors' Society, a
paper was read on' ''Nationalism In
Poetry and Literature" ami Hie
writer spoke of the stirring evsnis
throughout tho empire during th.'
last expiring years of the l'Jth century, and the Wider field they shonlsl
give to poetical and artistic Inspiration, One expected in this exhibition
to meet with such pictures as assure to cover tlie walls of the Hoy al
Academy Exhibition of 1001, in
London, pictures which would immortalize events in our history, aud
show that all our enthusiasm, and
'■. strain and strops of these lasi
losing yet -s of tlio cs»ntury had left
their mark on the mil as well aa the
literature of Canada. There is, without doubt, a lack of Imagination in
the Canadian character. Mln-n ono
considers the absolutely "soul-convulsing" epoch we have p.i.sss'il
through, and looks at the subjects
chosen for pictorial art among tho
members of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts, one realizi»s that M.
lioiirnssa's fear of Canada being given up to "militarism," is but a chimera, a mere inheritance of Aery
Celtic blood. Not one red-coat, uot
one "khaki-clad" figure, no portrait
of either general or member of stall.
My thoughts flew back to Margaret
Ynrker's poem, "The Last Church
Parade" of the Canadian contingent
in the historic City of Quebec, ansl I
felt that those verses alone might
have inspired some of our painters
whose brushes ore capable ot dealing
splendidly with such a subject. Tin-
day that a Prcrich-Canadi.in Premier
of Canada wished the men "l.oi!
speed" on their s*mbnrkntion at Quebec to help the rest of the "whelps
of the lion" In their battle against
oppression nnd narrow fanaticism
would alone have made a magnificent
subject for n great canvas. Toronto,
during many slark days of anxiety,
could show In-fore every newspaper
ofliee studies in fares nnd tragediss
which •sppealed to more than mere
artistic feeling, Where are those subjects? They formed the attraction
of some of the Christmas numtiers of
our daily journal-, and, as the wi iter happens to know, many of those
colored prints nre carefully framed
and kept, as precious reminders oi
ihnso stirring slays.
The reception of the troops by tho
Queen who has passed away, tho
mounted infantry . passing through
the streets on tlmse cold winter days
and, above all, the bbmecommg of
the men from Africa—not one of
tlis-se. subjes'ts is to be found. No
attempt of symbolic representation of
ths* grent evs'lit whicls fairly shook
the sivilized world, when a gro.st
Sovsrelgn laid down the enrthly sceptre she had wMrtM with dignity nnd
power, and was borne to Ivr reel
with prayers* of n whole empire hovering about tho tiny caski.'t which
contained the very heart of that Ins-
perial realm. I would like to have
seen oven a snisill study of some
great symbolic picture, giving expression in concrete form to the emotions thnt stirriil the whsile Dominion during those ni'viT-lo-bo-foinotion days, nnd Olio felt It almost a
travesty to talk of an art niiiuuin
as a fitting memorial to thi*i great
Qii'in, when her  passion cm.Id  leave
so  littlo  impression  upon  tho
vases of Canadian artists.
Ontnrio'rs School  Attendance.
To tho school attendance for I899
tho lasl year reported by the 11 jn.
later of Education, the Canada Ej.
ucationnl Monthly devotes considerable attention. The Monthly points
out that, not one-half of the pupii3
in tho first reader evor enter the
fourth reader. This is a remarkable
state of affairs. It indicates that
tho full measure of education design-
ed by the Province does not reac"*,
the entiro population. Iho withdrawals from the schools are pro-
gres'BiVe as the standard rises. There
are fewer children in the .-econd book
than in the first, and fewer aguin
in tlie fourth. Of the 174.000 in the
first book but 9,700 roach tho High
School. But while the annual proportion is small, tho actual attendance at High .Schools is 10 per cent.
of tho possible attendance. This is
hot so good as  it  ought to be.
The YosinG- Siianl of the West,
The Winnipeg Tribune expects ns a
result* of tho census that the ropre-
ss'ntation of Manitoba in Parliament
will be doubled, and that that l'ro-
vinco, with the Territories and liii-
tish Columbia, will havo fifty sent5
altogether. It tulsls: "When tiie
censes, ton years hence is taken
one-third, or more, of the population
of Canada may be found west uf
Lake Superior, nnd the balance of
political power will be a good deal
shifted." Tho young giant of the
Wist is assuming great proportions;
but we sjia.ll oil welcome him in
suite of his size.
Flalii's Thnt Live Por Centuries.
There seenis to be hni.lly a natural
limit to'tin' life of some kinds of lislis's.
There nre in the royul iiipjarium in l'us-
sia sevcrpl cora which are over 000 ys'tua
silsl nesisrditig tis I'l'ssfs'sisor Sin Isn, ami lm
believes that tin' jirdinsiry carp livi**, to
nt least MO years if nisi interfered with.
Ordinarily goldfish have been known t»
live for 100 years, in the museum in
Mannheim. Gennniij, is prs'ss-i'Vi'il the
l-ki'U'liiii of a I'il.i' which wns cnusbt in
1 "li". It vviiss nine feet king nnd weighed
'!.'.!> pounds, ln tin- Kills was fixes] a
liim bearing ilu-* Insorlptlon in Greek, "1
tun tlie I'-li which was lirst of nil put
lulu this lake Isy the gnviT.ini' sif the inii-
verse, I'V-sls-iiels 11, ihe nth of pctoher,
1230." Ihe pike wns tlii'icisire ut leas*
'-li? years olsl when caught.
The Acme of Comfort.
Husband—Don't forget to wake ras
at 7 o'clock, as usual, tomorrow morn-
Wife—Why, you don't have to go to
the office.   It's a holiday.
Husband—1 know, but wake me at 7.
I want to hnve the satisfaction of rolling, over and going to sleep again.-
Philadelphia Press.
I.nte   Apolosclets.
Lady—Do you remember, professor,
thnt 20 years ngo when we took dancing lessons together you stepped on
my toe. almost eanslng me to faint?
Profef-sor—Oh. yes. I beg a thousand
pardons.—Meggendptter matter.
A   Hopeless)   I'nsr.
"After years of effort  I  have succeeded lu kaiuing bow to pronounce
•Goethe.' "
"Wi'll, nre you satisfied now?"
"No; every time I soy it somebody
corrects inc."—Chicago Record.
rsis-Is- Allen.
"The seven ngs-s of mnn," Uncle Allen Sparks wns saying, "nS'I have observed the creature, are these: 1. Crib-
bago. 2. Nonage. 3. Suffrage. 4. Marriage. 5. Bondage*. 0. Breakage. 7.
Dotage."—Chlcngo Tribune.
Tbey All Lend Vs.
Towne—Hlugore's not very Interesting himself, but there's a born leader
of men lu tils family.
'        "    s;nv7
arrived last
Browne—Too don't snyT
Towne—Yes;  It's n girl;
night.—Philnilelphla Press.
lie—Darling, will you be my wife?
She—Have  you   n   recoinmeudutlun
*rom yonr OnuceeT- King.
Tlis* Oeutie Mai-iyr.
PI.' MltlsTCsi si.l  II,0 SS'sul.V i!sy,
V,; is, ,. r in.i.Y sToiaolssInt;
His* boit Ih r pulii sis li ilso'J been
s.-i.ic s*ou*l, ulsl i.i.iiioiiisi Mint.
lint uiili tha nitlii catni rmt f..r ln*r,
'. titrssnlilol rem snsi Js.ii'l;
Sin- |> il"l I si ii.nl., 1 louf shoes lioia
IU 1 ns »i -,:■* 1 ssvi 11 IgnL
Croup, Whooping Cough, Bronchitis and Severe Chest
Coughs Cannot Withstand the Soothing, Healing
Effects of Dr. Chase's Syrup of Linseed and
It Is the mothers who especially appreciate tho unusual virtui>s of Dr.
Chime's Syrup of Linseed and Turpentine. They keep it In tho houso as
the most prompt and certain cure obtainable for croup, bronchitis and severe coughs unsl colds to whicji children ure rtiioject. H hus never failed
them. Scori's of 1 IumihiuiiIh of mothers
say: " 'Twuh l»r. ("huso wlu» saved
our baby."
Mrs. P. W. Ilsind, 20 MueriCiiinlrl
Street, Hurrle, Out., suys :—"Having
tried your medicine, my faith is Vmty
high lu Its powers of curing coughs
and croup. My little girl has been
subject to croup for a long time, and
I found nothing to sun* It until r
gavo Dr. Chase's Hyrup of LlnSOSd
and Turpentine. I cannot speuk too
highly of It."
Mr. W. A. Wylle, 57 Heaton street,
Toronto, states:—"My little grandchild hud suffered with a nasty, bucking cough for about eight weeks
when wo procuri'd a hot do of Di".'
Chuso's Hyrup of Linseed and "Turpentine. After the (list doso sho called
It 'hons'.y' and was eager for medicine time to coins) around.   I can sim
ply state that part of one bottle eared her, uud she is now well ami 'O*
bright as a cricket."
Mrs. V, Dwyer of Chestervillo, says:
"My littlo girl of three yeiirs hail an
attack of bronchial pneumonia. My
husband nnsi 1 thought sins wns go-
big to lenve Use woilil as her s'use 11-
H.tsU'd the doctor's treutiusinl. I
bought a bottle of Dr. Chase's Syrup
of Linss'ixl and Turpentine from our
popular druggist,; W (}. Hoists r. At-
tssr the first twss sir three doses tln>
child begun to get better, und ws> nm
thankful to say is all right today,
after seven wi's'ks' sickness.'
Mr. K, Hill, fireman, iter Met (St.,
js'lro Hull, Toronto, says: ' I desire
to suy Iii fuvssr of Dr. Chase's Hyrup
of Hoses-si and Turpentine thai, one
of my children wus promptly relieved of whooping cough, uud us ling
ns obtainable will nsit bo without It*
iu tho house, nor due any other medicine."
Dr. Chase's Syrup of Linseed u"(l
Turpentine Is sold everywhere and i*
usi'd In mi no homes than any otlic
treatment for,diseases of the thr'"1**
and lungs. 2t> cents a bottle, Ed"
mansion, Dale* A  Co., Toronto. The Drill.
Tin' many thousands of sightseers
who visited the Winnipeg Industrial
Exhibition last year and were ehurm-
,.,1 with the high class noyi'ltles and
platform attractions will be pleased
to learn that this year's list will bis
0| an even moro enjoyable description. The cream of the variety ar-
tjsts in the great metropolitan centres lif I'"0 eust will bo on hand to
afford an endless "J'verslon to tho pu-
ttons of the big show. No "effort or
expense will bo spend to make up
tlio best and most varied programme
Unit can possibly be obtained and
tnKiii in its entirety the platform en-
terenlament in point of merit nnd
pleasing variety will bo the culmination of colossal amusement enterprise.
I  wns cured of a bail case ol Orlp
•Sydney, C, II. 0. 1. LAdlJE.
I   wns  cured   of    loss   sif   vsiice     by
1 wns sairexl of Sciatica Hheumntism
Ilium,  Nfid.      LEWIS H.  DUTLElt.
4 ssil   lhe   Hemes])    8-gaeated   to   It*
DottUK   Mother.
The woman and 'sis* baby in the west
lioiuitl avenue car kept the cur lively. The
liahy liud the uniiuenehable yells from tbe
Peace uionunii'Ut to the war di-partment
and lii'yiind. The baby kicked and tossed
nnd beat its mother in the face with its
lists uud tried to puke holes iu the car
window snd gasped and snorted and
"What It It mamma's pltly itty sing
wants?" the baby's mother would inquire.
"Dues it want mamma's Itty purse?"
"(slugging— whoopee— whish—wow!"
"Baby hurts its poor itty mamma
punching her. Does baby want tbe nice
Itty horsic?"
"Does it want to go seo poor ole papa
working at his ole desk?"
"Shall she go buy it a new dress and
"See out of the window the wagon go-
inc nlong without any horsle. Isn't that
"Sball mamma take it to the store to
see the new pitties?"
"Don't want to see tbe pitties? There,
now, there. Don't ky no more, mamma's itty sing. Sball she duuee it np
and duwn?"
"i)u w—biff—nm-swat—ee-e—ow!"
The tall, correctly dressed man wbo
ins sitting right alongside the woman
with the baby and whose raglan ths
baby had been threatening lo kick into
short ribbons for some time past had
been looking straight ahead, apparently
unconcerned and oblivious of the presence of tbe squawking infant. At Washington circle, however, he rose to get off.
"Mamma's booftil itty Bftag," the mother was saying to tha still bawling young
The correctly dressed man, who was
about to slight, reached down ansl
chucked the baby under the chin, smiling amiably and causing the mother to
look pleased.
"Mamma's booful baby," she went on,
addressing tbe youngster soothingly. "Indeed, mamma doesn't know what in this
world to do with Btich a bad boy."
"Have you ever tried," inquired tha
i.'iTi'i-tly dressed roan as the car was
'ining to a bolt for him to get off—
"have you ever tried tbe brass knacks,
a Handbag, a piece of lead pipe or an
Ice pick?"
And beforo the mqther could recover
from her amazement thc brute had step-
1 "i off and tbe cur had started ahead,
the young oue still howling.—Washing--
ton Star.
i»» Rlderlr Caller aad Johnny.
"1 Impe, Johnny, you nre a good little
I'oy and mind your parents. You must
never forget how anxious they aro thnt
)'«ii ssliuil grow tip to be a pood man.
Never do anything to give them sorrow, .inhiiiiv nnd let your conduct nl-
*ays bo such that they may bo proud
Of tlis'lr son, who" —
"Say, them new teeth of yourn don't
match the other ones at nil!"*-Chicago
It's a Short Road
from a cough to consumption.
Don't neglect a cough ■- take
when your cold appears. The
"ounce of prevention " iu
better than years of illness.
" W.srsl-s s sinisos espress my frslltudr for ths*.
rind -inn mi's Consumption DirrV liss rt,us*
ins*. I lisi.l s chronic coiijfls—whs in is dsrsgir*
nn. rnnclitlnn. Sun .111 , sired ihe cuuvli anil
ssvesl me from consumption."
J. U. STURCilS, Nlsfsra Kalis.
. Shllnh's Consumption Core Is esilrl Is* all
I'rssggUts In sUsm.U una Hssll.,1 sisu. « nt
'fto, Oslo, Hsi.no ss Isssttle. In Orent lis lii.ln
•st Is. Uil , •!,. 8I|., llll(1 4, ,|,|, a ps-lsils-il
l<s»risnl«n K,,„» wllli every bottle. If you
»r« n..1 sssllmlml eis tu yuur drussjlssts»ui| a«l
'our money !>■< k.
Write (or Illustrated book nn Csssisii-pllsin.   !.i-ni
*lthoui Odll to you.   S. C Wells *. <-».. 'l'orunlo.
Struck twice its the Tains* I'luce-The kidneys T.isiseil out Of their Ni.tssnil 1»oh-
Itlisls—Doctor* Sssl I He would l)lc—Yet
Dodd's Klslney PUN Oared Hlns.
Forest, Ont., April 22.—(Special)—
Probably tho best known man Tn the
Townships of- Warwick anil Bosan-
quet, is Mr. ttobert Hull, of Arkona.
Mr. flail says :—
"Five years ago lust April 1 w«s_
kicked by a horse in the left kidney.
The doctor that treated me Ha.it! the
kidney had turned out of "ts place,
unsl i pusses! blood for several iltiys.
"I did not (jet quite well from
that until I got another kick, whish
caused mo to pass blood agu'n from
my kidneys.
"I continued to doctor until last
fall, when ihey told me I fluid not
get well nnd that 1 would die, so I
quit tuking their medicine.
"I lost the power of my legs,  nnd
hiisl  to  be lifted   :'n and  out  of bed
1 was so low that 1 was not expected to live from one day to the other.
"I started to take Dodd's Kidney
1'ills, and from the lirst I commenced
to improve, and by the time I had
taken live boxes, I was quite well.
Hodd's Kidney Pills certainly saved
my life."
No more startling case has ever
taken place in the neighborhood of
Forest, nnd many questions have
bum asked of Mr. Hall in explanation of the very startling-statements
inaile  above.
lie has but one answer—"Dodd's
Kidney Pills saved my life, arrd that
after all the doctor*, had told nie 1
i-siiild not, get better, and that I must
Mr. Hall is certainly a living monument to the wonderful curative
proper lies of Dodd'o Kidney Pills.
Dodd's Kidney Pills is the only
remedy known to science that has
ever curs-d Height's Disease, Diabetes,
or   Dropsy.   They  nevs-r fail.
The (superiority of Mother Graves' Worm
KiUTtuinutsir if shown by Its good effects
on the children. Purchase • bottle
nud give lt a trial.
The young king of Italy celebrated
his birthday recently by releasing
13,000 prisoners incarcerated in slil-
feretit purts of the kingdom for of-
fs'iii'es whish he considered li.nl been
siiHieienlly   pntiishod.
It's truly wonderful what largo catalogues from small garden ssvsls
When then', is nsi danger near,
moral cnuran is often the rankeel
kins!  nf f.ilse  pretence.
The skeleton of the largest extinet
nnimul known litis been put together
fssr the exhibit sif tho National Museum nt the l'un-Amerieun exhibition
ut, itiiiTiiln. Ths* name of this animal
is lhe TrieiTutsips. It wits found in
Missouri, and will be one of the most
curious things .shown in the government building, it is states! tss be the
only out! in lhe world.
Statf op Ohio, City or Toijtno, | _,
Frank J. Cuius ky makes oath that he Is the
senior partner of the Arm of F. J. I'nitKKT 3t
to, do'ne; Istiidiieiss In th« I'ltv of Tsiledo,
1'i.nnty ansl State aforesaid, nnsi lhat snld firm
will pity the Mini uf s INK HUM'UKI) I>01,-
l.Alts for s'lich nnd every case sif catarrh tlust
can not bocuruil by the use of Hai.i.'sI'ataiiiib
Sworn to before me and subacrilsed its my
preeenoe, this ntli. 1—y of Hss'snilicr, A. 1)., IbtA
Hall's Catarrh Cure Is Ink n Internally and
acts directly on Ihe l>ls>osl and mucous surfaces
of the system.   Bend lor testimonials, iree.
f. ,* CHKNliY *0O.,Toledo. 0.
Bold by Druggists, Ho.
Haiti VaniiLy Pills are the beat
Notury lldAic.
Tried tsi It n Ins* Ills* Dead.
a remarkable attempt wus made in
Duofnm-k recently io bring back to life
a mini who hnd died In n li.ssplt.il. The
Mpeiiinelit was iiieiismiibly stiecesrful,
ns resuscitation wus offectod several
|*o)iii after the mun wus pronounced
dead. I»r. Mniig. who wus In charge,
v..is uiiiilile in iiinlutaln life, however.
I'I,i> pntlcnt hud died from typhoid
fever, and Dr. Moor decided tu try an
* '.|iei'iiiieiit. Respiration httil censod
eumpletel; und the body wus cold. DI*
reel nmssiige qf the heart wus resorted
lu The chest was eut open dlreitle
ever lhe heart, ami through the Incision tin* physician passed his hand
ant) sei/.ed the lis ml. lie eomtnelieed
n series iu° s'oiiipi'essliiiis, and ill u shurt
lime ihe heart commenced to work of
.is own accord. The action of the
henrt (-nidiiullv been me stronger, but
lhe mini hail nut eti.'iimetiet'd to
breathe. Only ufis'i' the heart hnd
been acting half nn hour did the lirst
{lisp for nlr eoiiie.
Tin* patleiii was then assisted In
ihis I'm' about an hour until finally he
mis able to breathe quite freely, At
ilie same time hit cheeks begnn to as*
-time n natural color, Ho lay in this
i.Hiiiiiinii another hair knur, but with*
nit regaining eonscldiisneM or appear*
hig  lo feel  the ellisls sif lhe IncltlOU.
i'lieii inure wns u ivct'll'6ta nutl rcspl
'■■**-. "'eased, altbougl) the henrt eiin
11 n it (.-ii uo i"-*. '''Kht iisiiirs lengbr, A
lei'iiiiil elTi.i't was ir.s*st*9 l** Induce hen it
ili'lliili, but wllhoiit lesillt.
Thero are two kinds of ambition—
one soars and tho other crawlfl.
Mirny a poor  timfl is played  mi  a
good horn.
Tbe I'seollnrlii.-H of a Body of Water
Ins Australia.
Lake George Is situated about four
miles from the railway station at Bun-
gendore, Australia, and has for many
years engaged the attention of scientific men by reason of the singular and
Inexplicable phenomena connected with
lt. The estimates of its size vary considerably according to circumstances,
but when moderately full about 20 by
7 miles will be found tolerably correct
At either end the land Is fully 100 feet
above the highest recorded surface of
the lake, which possesses no known
outlet, although lt is fed by numerous
mountain creeks.
The lake was discovered by a bush-
man in 1820 and was known to the
blacks as the "big water." It was then
supposed to form the source of a river
having Its mouth on the south coast,
but subsequent visitors were much
perplexed ot the manner ln which the
blacks avoided the lake, of which they
appeared to entertain a superstitious
dread, one aged aboriglual slating she
had seen lt all covered with trees, another explaining that the whole of tbe
water sunk through tbe bottom and
disappeared, while others remembered
the lake only as a series of small
During the following 20 years considerable variations were noted ln the
depth and extent of the lake. In 1<841
the lake became partially dried up, tbe
moist portions being simply grassy
swamps. A fe.v months later large
numbers of sheep were pastured In the
bed of the lake, but fresh water bad to
be carted for tbe use of the shepherds,
that of the lake being too salt for human consumption. The place remained
more or less dry until 1(852, tbe year of
the great floods ln tbat part of the col-
m-. when It again became filled, with
f. average depth of nine feet Since
then the surface level of the lake has
varied considerably, but the bed has
never been so dry as In former years.
There are Indications tbat many hundreds of years ago the lake covered a
far larger area than any yet recorded,
remains of trees over 100 years old being found ln spots formerly under water. The saline character of tbe lake Is
tbe more remarkable by reason of Its
being fed by pure and sparkling fresh
water streams.
Death Often  Unkind la the  Mssssi
•f Their TakJn_ Off.
Of tbe monarchs who have reigned
over England since tbe days of the
Norman conquest nearly one-quarter of
the number have met violent death.
William I was killed by a fall from
bis horse, William If was shot while
bunting, wbetber by accident or de-
sign is still one of the unsolved problems of history; Richard I was killed
by a shaft from a crossbow while
besieging tbe city of Chaluz, ln France;
Hlcbard II was murdered In Pontef ract
castle, Edward II was murdered in
Berkley castle, and Edward V in the
Tower of London, Richard III was
klled on tbe battlefield of Bosworth
and Charles I bad his head cut off ln
Elizabeth's death was hastened by
remorse that she hnd ordered the execution of Essex, and her sister Mary
sickened and died soon after tbe loss
of Calais, declaring that tbe name ot
the city would be found after death
written on her heart The death of
Edward Ill's son. the Black Prince,
caused the aged monarch to die of
grief. So, after the loss of his son
ln the White Ship, Henry I was never
seen to smile again and lived only a
short time. Henry VI and George III
were Insane during tbe latter years
of tbeir reigns and finally died from
what In these days would be called
paresis. Charles II, Henry VIII, Edward IV and George IV hastened tbelr
deaths by the dissipated and sensual
lives they lived. Only two monarchs
died of that great national scourge,
consumption; tbey were Edward VI
and Henry VII. Queen Anne's death
was due as much as anything else
to overfeeding. Only two monarchs,
Henry VI and George III, died after
long illnesses.
Ks-liitlni;'ths* SsifTerlrsgH of 4 l.issly Who has
l-'xistirlt'iis'i-d the Agoislsta thai Affile*
Su .Uiiliy sjf lies box — l'lmiSl-Sl Ihl'Osigli
tour Op  rsstissssH Without Hs-sscllt.
Throughout Canada there are uisiu-
sands and thousands of women who
undergo daily pains—sometimes bordering on agony—such as only women can endure in uncomplaining silence. To such the story of Mrs.
Frank Evans, of 88 Frontenac street,
Montreal, will bring hope and joy,
as it points the way to renewed
health and certain release from pain.
Mrs. Evans says : "I feel that 1
ought to say a good word - for Dr.
Willnms' Pink Pills, in the hope that
my experience may be of benefit to
some other suffering woman. I am
now twenty-three years of age, and
since my eleventh year I have suffered fur more than my share of agony
from the ailments that altllct my
sex. At the age of 10 the trouble
bud grown so bad that I had to undergo an operation in the Montreal
general hospital. This did not cure
me, und a little later I underwent
another operation. From this I received some benefit, but was not
wholly cured, and 1 continued to suffer from pains ln the abdomen and
bit oils headache. A few years later,
having with Uiy husband removed to
Halifax, I was again suffering terribly, and was taken to the general
hospital, where another operation
wus performed. This gave me relief
for two or three months, and again
the sild trouble came on. nnsi I
wsuilsl suffer for days at a time, mid
nothing seemed to relieve the pain.
In February, ISiiH, J was attain obliged lu go to the hospital and underwent a fourth operation. Hvi'ii
this did not help me, nnd as the
chloroform administered dur'ng the
iipii'ittinn arts-ctcd my heart, 1 would
not permit a further operation, end
wtis taken home still a great suiler-
er. In 1899 1 was advis-.-.l to try
l»r. Williams' Pirfk Pills, and slecids-sl
to slo so. I have used the i-ills fur
several months and have found more
relief from them .than from lhe f"iir
operations which I passed liirtnigb,
and I warmly recommend tl.em to all
women suffering from the ad sunn ta
which afflict so many of my ncx."
Writ'ng under a later slate, Alis.
Evans suys : "1 um glitsl to t*e utile
to tell you that not only I,as the
great improvement, which .'r. Williiuns' Pink Pills effs*ctetl in my condition continued, but I am i.shv per-
fs'itly wsli. 1 had given up all hope
wlii-ti I began tbe use sif the pills,hut
ihs.y have restored me to such lu-ulth
as I have not before known for
years. 1 fs*el so grateful for what
your metlii'ine hus done lor me that
I gladly g ve you permission to piils-
lish my letters In ths* hope that
other women will follow my example
ami lind health arrd strength nnd
new happiness through the use sif Dr.
Williams'  Pink Pills.
No discovs'ry in meilicine in modern
times has proven such a blessing to
women us Dr. Williams' Pink 1'ills.
They act siirectly on the blood and
nerves, invigorate the body, regulate
the functions, and n-stsirs' health and
strength lo the exhausted patent
when eVery effssrt of the physician
proves unavailing. OthiT ssi-e.sllesl
tonics ure mere imitations of thefts
pills and should be refused. The
gentiine bear the full name, "Dr.
Williiuns' Pink Pills for Pale People"
on the wrapper around each box.
They aro sold by all ds*nlers In medicine or can be had post paid ut 50
cents a tiox or six boxes for S"J.."sO,
by addressing the Dr. W'lliams' Medicine Co., Brock ville, Out.
Th* llappr Medl-m.
▲ clergyman relates that a worthy
Irishman with an Impediment In his
speech brought blm a child to be bap-
tleed. While making a record of It he
wus In some doubt as to the correct
spelling of tho family name given to
him and asked the man bow he w rote
"Indeed and I don't write at all,''
was tbe reply.
"1 Just want to know," snld Father
Boyle, "whether tbe name Is 'Mct'rnth'
or 'Magrath'—whether tho second part
of It Is spelled with a big 'G' or a little'g.*"
After scratching his head hopelessly
the puzzled parent saw his way out of
the difficulty. "Well, father, Just spell
it wid a iiililsllln sized '«.' "
An    ranpty-hoiuleil    man  Is ulwn.vs
full  of himself.
tt Won't Roll OS?.
The egg of tbe guillemot Is one of
the most peculiar and furnishes an
admirable example of the way In
which nature provides for the conditions of life.
Thla bird la found on tbe coast and
the eggs are usually laid on the bare
edges of high rocks, from which position any ordinary specimen of tbe cci*
would probably roll off.
But the guillemot's egg won't do
this. It has been fashioned by nature
to stop on. The egg Is nearly conical
ln shape, broad at tho base nnd sluiip
st tho point so that lt will only roll
tn a circle.
nettor Than Mnklssi ss ■Voir.
"Just before Badmun was sent to
prison he bought a set of books to be
paid for ln Installments."
"What did he do that for?"
"He said It wuuld tuake the tlms
ies m shorter.''
The government of **Tew York city-
is tin* most cosily iu the world. The
tux budget, for 1901 is SIOO.OOO.OOO.
which is twice the cost of the entirs*
government, of Mexirsi, ami almost
one-half  that   of  the Us-rmun cmisitv.
The sweetest song has never beea
sung, the biggest fish is still uncsnght,
and tbe ideal tax law has yet to convince a legislative body. — New York
Kislnaplng children in order to extort
money (rom their parents ought to be
masle a capital offense, and hanging
should promptly follow coniction.—Philadelphia Bulletin.
To the legislature: Doubt every bill
thnt ereates a new institution, establishes a new commission or board, calls
into being a new officer or increases salaries!.
people suffer untold misery day after day
with Headache. There is rest neilherday or
night until tho nerves ure all unstrung. Ths
cause Is generally a disordered stomach, and
a cure can be effected by using Parmelee's
Vegetable Pills, containing Mandrake and
Dandelion, Mr. Picley, Wnrk. Lysander,
P. Q., writfls: "I had Parmelee's Pills a
flrtjt class article for Bilious Headache."
A Modern Mother's Diary.
Tonight Clifford has said:
"Mamma, are the stats boles In tbe
sky to let tbe rain throughY"
1 "unuot sleep, such Is my agitation.
Clifford Is scarcely 5 years old, whereas, according; to the best pedagogical
authorities, Martin Luther did not ask
this question until be wus 7 and Alexander the Great, In all probability, not
until be wns 9.
I know not what to think.
One moment I feel assured that Clifford Is evincing an unaffected humor.
only In tbe next moment to be over
whelmed by the suspicion that be Is
bidding for newspaper notoriety merely.
ner, Langton, writers: "Foraboattwo yean
I was troubled with Inward Piles, bul by using Parmelee's Mils. I was completely cured,
and although four years have elapsed since
then they have not returned." Parmelee's
Pills are anti-bilious and a specific for the
cure of the Liver and Kidney Complaints,
Dyspepsia, Oostivencss, Headache, Piles,
etc., and will regulate the secretions and remove all bilious matter.
Over in Ohio they have revived a
half-forgotten law against keeping
native song-birds in confinement. In
one month 28 persons have been arrested in Cincinnati for this offence
and thousands of birds have been set
Minard's Liniment Cgg Bum, Etc
Sir Henri Joly, the lieutenant-governor of British Columbia, with the
assistance of the Natural History tio-
eiety of that province, is taking
steps to import large quantities of
song-birds from England and Eastern
Cunuda. It is believed that they will
bo rap'dly acclimatized, and will
thrive in British Columbia.
SOKE FBET.-Mrs. K. J. Nelll, New
Armagh, P. Q., wtltos: "For nearly six
in i in ths I was troubled with burning
aches and pains in my feet to suoh so extent tbat I cuuld not sleep at night, and
as my feet were badly swollen I could not
wear my boots for weeks. At last I got •
OIL and resolved to try it, and to my astonishment I got almost Instant rellet,
and the one bottle aonoinplbibsd a per'tot
The American Enoch Arden, Harvey
Suell, of Lowville, N. Y., came home
the oilier day, after 10 years in
olher haunts, und found the beloved
spouse with another husband and a
few tender olive branches. "As good
a. woman as she is doesn't remain
without a Husband for long," said
the thoughtful Harvey. He boarded
the next train.
Wc an* in sn*e I of a few  tellable Agents
rs,u^liout lhe Csinn'ry to handle our
\n tl profit ar.d quick sales.   For particu-
* Mild re-sss
SIS Missss St., n Isisslpi-K.
Corns cause  Intolerable  pain.     Hollo
way's  Corn Cum   removes   the  trouble.
Try lt snd so* what an amount of pain is
An ex-waiter on the t" P. II. dining cur tells ssime nmusing StoritM of
passengers who dine on thti cars. A
fs*w days ngo he took linger bowls
tsi  two stylishly slressesl  ladles),  gur-
insiicii with a pieos sif lemon.   They
drank the water, and when they gave
him their  linger  lisswls sinsl  .isks'il  fur
"a little mors* lemonade,  please," ho
was SO ntililseil  thai   he  hail   Hi swallow  bis  "chew"  tsi    enable him     to
csmtrnl  his I'siiiiileiuinic.
Man is u   contrary   animal,    Call
hua   a    sail     dog  ami   he     will   look
knowing uml feel flattered;    but call
him a in leer able puppy and In*    >vlll
iniiiieilintely  shssw  his teeth.
For tho first time In Its history the
British Church Missionary society has
passed the £400,000 point In Its annual
A fentnre of seine RO Congregational
churches are men's clubs which aim to
keep up guild fellowship and secure concerted net inn ou matters ut municipal reform.
"1 was never In debt," said the Inte
bishop ot London, "until I came to be the
hetiil of this sec." He then had to keep
up two bouses, Snd ths act sif 1S1D for*
bills thc letting of either of these.
A large staff sif women Is employes' st
the Vatican for tin* sole purpose sif keeping the pope's wardrobe In perfect condition, No spot or '-ii'in tuny disfigure the
garment*! worn by Ills liuliucHH, tiiiii as
he always appears hi white situ* wealing,
even t>f a few hours, deprives tho robes
of their freshness.
KiplliiR nnd tin* Dan Owner.
After leaving Venimnt Kudyard Kip
ling bought a place In the little I'm;:
lish village of Uotlingiletin, ami iu his
garden were some beautiful trees. One
of tbi'se trees, branching over the
rond, threatened daily Injury to the
driver of tbe local bus. Therefore hr-
nnd bis condnelor waged destructive
war on nil the vulnerable twigs witbln
reach from the bus roof. Result: A
vigorous letter of complaint Cram Mr,
Kipling to the bus owner, who Is also
landlord sif one of the local luas.
That evening the landlord laid the
letter tieftiro the select company of the
bar parlor. They advised an attitude
of calm Indifference. Also a Cra-su1*
among them offered $2..">0 !n cash for
I lie autograph letter. Both advice and
cash weie accepted.
The nuisance continuing. Id due
course a second anil stronger letter
followed the lirst. The landlord con
leiietl another bar parliament, nnd tne
.-econd letter nls.i found a buyer, this
time nt $5, as bs'iittetl its Increased
violence. And Boniface again '"snt
light!" To hint text cloy entered Mr
Kipling, briskly wrathful. '"Whi
slliln't I nnswer your letters, sir? Why,
1 wns hoping you'd send me a fresh
one every duy. They pay a denl better
than bus driving!"
Supplies fs,r all makesof aewu.g machines
-' ■'' ""en 'Sf-ftve* 8EWIM3 MACHINE CO.
Cholera and all summ r complaints are so
quick- in their action that tho cold band of
Math Is upon tho viotlmt before they are
iiw.uv that danger 1. Beats If Httueki*d do
not delay in getting the iin>|ier medicine.
I ry a siowi of Ur. A. 0. KsOlogg's Dysentery
Cor.liiil, nnd you will get imiiiediute ro.ief.
It acts with wsimh'rful rapidity and never
fa Is to ftVi'ct a cum.
Thc Hold Ilrls*s*«lvs*.
Tlie duties sif n hotel sleis'stive are net
anlieiiis, atisl Ms greatest value to tin*
gui'sts is as a cicerone, He is supposed in
knew the city thoroughly. !•> us aa mi-
ilimity on the theaters ni.tl to hs> able to
s'.iis'st linn who wu nt tn gamble to places
where they can find "square games.' One
hotel detective who was discharged not
lung ago was milil to havs* minis' in*n i ly
$10,000 s year tu  lips  frOffl guests anil
commissions from gambling bouses, lie
was able to de tbe latter many a cod
turn, anil they showed their appreciation
for his work by paying him liheiully.
Nominally he was engaged by the proprietor of the hotel to preserve order, bur
in reality he wns expected to make himself generally useful to visitors, lis* must
know where to pilot parties on slumming
expeditions, and the more weird tales he
can tell them alintit the places to which
he ttiltets them the larger will be his tips.
A detective employed by one Broadway
hotel for ninny years liecnmt* qnile as well
known ns the hotel Itself, lie was an uu-
rlinrity on I nx.ng. nnd tlie last word
shout nny big contest was not snisl until
he clisise to fXprCN his opinion. He wa*
also the sl.'il.i'lnililei' iit tumty hig belli.
Forgot not thut. you  ure a ninii-
unh'ss you are a wsunaii.
Men are at the bottom of women's
dislike—for each  other.
Ambit Ion  Is like  hunger-   il   knows
no law but its appol Ite,
tlie Newest anil Rsslly the Rest.
Cleansing, He-ling, all—i-
ulnting refreshing, anti-
sepilo, removes tur, sl'ss-s
not Injure tbe enamel,
mid inipirt* a sweet frss-
gnines, to the breath.
Manufactured from a
tropls-al plant, known ss
the ••Chesvstiok," which
In the countries •' here it
groivs ts rennrdei! as Nature's S|s,s-iti<: for the
teeth, stums and mouth.
Is entirely free from
chalk and s.rsy other grisly substance.
Put up ln oolltpslble
tubes with artistically en-
gnivi'sl labels and containers.   Price --Beienls
Kor sale by all chemists.
Thev who like a really
good thing w.iiul be wise
to enquire for it and have
Slsils'frs,       IllKONrO.
Brass Band
Iisstriiiii.uts. Drnnss, Uniforms, Kte.
Lowest price* .'ver quoted, fins, catalOfTM
Mu Illustrations inbiled free. Write tu for any*
thins tn Msislc or Musical Instrument*.
m-ley Royce * Co., To^_u5i:S_
The Imperial Fruit |
and Produce Co'y,|
W.-is' pud'ha-siyi the stock and V
.ratio of the ANUKKSON V
All klorls of   I roll   In S. ii.nil. ...
Its nl PriMf pulsl fssr I'rosluee V
A woman doosn t care how ugly ■
man in nn loti*" as He doclares ohe is
the prettiest woman ol Imh acqualnt-
n nee
I Ki'iiiiiiiiiiiiil
to nil mothers who wsnt thntr babies
to huvo pink, clean, eNnr, nnd
healthy skin.
Made nf the slic'st mate-InL-.
No soap, ahssrevsir ininb . Is better.
♦        Msnufscturcrs of th* Celebrated
W. N. II, No. 322.
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■"»■■ TUT: DRILL, SLOCAN. B. ('.. MAY 10, W0\.
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"SJLOCAN,      .      -       •>       -      B. C.
Ltgal Advertising 10 cents a line for
the first insertion and5 cents a line each
•ubgeqiteDt insertion.
•Certificates of Improvement, $7 each.
Transient advertisements at same rates
*• legal sdveitising.
Locals will be charged 10 cents a line
(or each insertion.
Commercial Rates made known upon
The Subscription ia $2 per year, strictly in advance; |2.50 a year if not so paid.
Address all letters to—
Slocan, B. C.
.FRIDAY, MAY 10th, 1901.
A pencil mark in Ihe space
opposite will be an indication to you that ye editor
considers there is something
coming to him on your sub
soription. Kindly acknow
ledge  in cash and oblige
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The legislature is expected to prorogue next week.
Jim Hill is said to be baying C.P.
R. stock and on Tuesday it touched
1I7J on the Montreal market,   (ret
In and sell, fellers.
Bo sure and get vour miner's
(license renewed by the 31st. It will
save you a peek of trouble and help
out the government, which wants to
declare a dividend next year.
The provincial government has arranged for the free lodging and education of all deaf and dumb children
in B, 0. at Winnipeg. Applications
•should be sent to Alex. Robinson,
•superintendent of education, Victoria.
Hon. Smith Curtis moved a vote tf
••want of confidence in the government
Tuesday, because of the provincial
railway policy advanced by them.
Messrs. Curtis, Hawthornthwaite,
Gilmour and E. C. Smith were op-
■posed to tbe remainder of tho assembly. 	
Daring the month of April divi
.dends were paid by the gold, silver
and copper mines of America to the
extentof $8,000,000. Mining has been
termed a risky speculation,but where
-is there any other enterprise wherein
ao much clean money is made ?
Sir Wilfred Laurier has promised
that a larger proportion of the Chin
,«ae poll tax shall be given to British
Columbia. He also says that no matter how the Chinese commission, now
fitting, may report, Japs aud Chinese
•cannot be placd on the same footing,
owing to Imperial reasons. Hard on
•the commissioners.
Mrs. H. Dilley died at Sandon
the 2nd, aged 38 years,
J. D. Moore, Kaslo, road inspector
for the riding, was here Tuesday.
Nelson will have a two-day celebration in honor cf Dominion day.
Single fare return to Nelson today
for the Burns-Goff fight in that eity.
A number of ranches have been
taken up of late along the Slocan
During the week the snow has
gone with a rush, and the creeks are
Billy Kerr last week brightened
up Mrs. Blench's cottage with a coat
of paint
The general conference of the
Methodist church opened in Nelson
D L. Taylor, formerly theCP.R.
agent at Rosebery, died at Nelson on
Thursday last.
J. K. Clark, New Denver, spent
Tuesday here, as also J. T. Black,
license inspector.
W. J. Andrews was appointed to
represent this place at the Methodist
general conference at Nelson.
A landslide occurred at Sandon
last week, destroying some outbuildings back of the Denver bouse.
Wm. Hunter is chairman and Jaa.
Bowes secretary of the celebration
committee at Silverton for the 24th.
Service will be held in St. Paul's
churc't next Sundav, morning and
evening.   C. Arthur Mount, vicar.
8. B. Clement, principal of the public school, was on the sick list this
week, the youngsters getting a holiday.
The Lancashire Insurance Co. has
written R. A. Bradshaw that they
intend cancelling all risks held in the
Kaslo will celebrate Victoria day
in good style. Invitations have been
sent to local celebrities te participate
in the fun.
Dr. Bentley was in Nelson Tuesday, attending a meeting ofthe executive  committee  of the Anglican
diocese of Kootenay. The committee
meets in lhat city shortly.
Mrs Tutcher has taken over the
direction of tbe dining room of the
Slocan Hotel, and will maintain its
high reputation.
The residences of W. B. George
and Mrs. F. Johnston and the front
of the Music Hall have been brightened up with the paint brush.
W.J. Andrews put poses leaving
next week, to spend the summer in
Vernon. He will be followed later on
bv Mrs. Andrews and family.
The Industrial World of Rossland
has developed into a daily, taking the
evening field. It is devoted to thc
laboring classes and is meeting with
hearty support.
Fire, on Sunday morning, destroyed the residences of J K. Clark and
Angus Mclnnes at New Denver. The
former lost all his furniture, the family barely escaping with their lives.
Prof. Q. Payne paid a return visit
to town with his hypnotic show on
Monday and Tuesday. The first
night he had a big crowd but few
subjects, and the nuxt night neither
one nor other.
Pioneer Livery
and Feed Stables,
Slocan, B. C.
General Packing and Forwarding attended to at the
shortest Notice.
Saddle and Pack Horses for
hire at reasonable rates.
Gwiilim 6c Johnson,
B. C
J. M.
B. A. Sc.
Away back in "93, the Ledge, then
published in Nakasp, dreamed a
-dream that Canada would one day
have a mint and that Canucks would
handle their own good coins. In the
■fullness of time the dream ia to be
realiaed and Canadians become a
•people. Hon. Mr. Fielding has an-
tnounced positively that a mint shall
■be established in Canada, and he is
preparing for iu erection and running
, expenses. ^^^^^^^^
R. Marpole.general superintendent
,of tbe Pacific division of the C.P R.,
has Informed the Chine* e commission
that he is oo lever oi Chineae and
Japs, a* out of 4000 employees but 70
of the former aad 99 of tbe latter are
on hla payrolls. He would not employ these if be could get white men
to Ull tbelr places. So far so good,
bat even Chinamen have been known
to tarn ap their noses at $1.40 a day,
tbe wages paid C.P.R. section hands.
The Muroutt Branch
or the W.C.T.U., Sloca***,
Meets the second Thursday in each month
at 3 p.m. Next meeting in the Presbyterian church. All meetings open
to those wishing t j join.
Mas. W. J.Axdbkws, Mrs.M.D.McKee
President. Oor. Sm-retary.
NOTICE is hereby given that I will
not be responsible for any indebtedness
contracted for work done on the Black
Hussar group, or supplies furnished the
Mine, without my written authorization;
and further, I forbid any person tres-
passing upon my interest in tlie said
Dated at
Slocan this 4th day of May,
No. 6a, W. F. of H.
Meets every Wednesday evening
in the Union Hall. Slocan City, at
7.30 p.m. Visiting brethren cordially
invited to attend.
Financial Secretary
Provincial Land Surveyor & Mining
SLOCAN, - - B. C.
Alex. Rogers,
Tonsorial Artist.
The Leading Parlors:
New Carpets
and Oilcloths..
Just Arrived.
Furniture. Crockery, Glassware, etc., etc.
Mines,   Real Estate,
ance, Accountant.
Abstracts   of   Titles Furnished.
Slocan,      -      -     B. C.
Many persons are prone to find
•fault with the condition of things ex-
dating in mining and business circles
this  spring.     True,  the  situation
throughout the province is unsettled
-and shaky, while the bottom seems
*to have been knocked completely out
--ofthe stock market.   Locally, how-
,ever, as The Drill onoe before stat
•ed, there ia no substantial reason for
-a kick this spring, as a comparison
iwlth the season of 1900 will show.
Merchants spoken to on tbe subject
aver their monthly returns are in
/excess of the corresponding period a
year ago, white the railway and boat
•officials state their general receipts
.show a similar state of affairs. There
■to every Indication of great activity
•on all the creeks this summer and it
lis confidently believed the season will
surpass even the beat days of 11)00.
,NU Besperandum    should   be the
fcnotto of all.
■Subscribe for Thr Danx.
Notice to Delinquent Co-owner
To M. B. Merritt, or to any person or
persons to whom he may have transferred hit one-fifth interest in the Nix
Fractional mineral claim, situated at
the head of the lost south fork of Ten
Mileci-e*Bk,Sloeau City mining division.
You ars hereby notified thst we have
expended the mn of two hundred und
live dollars In labor and improvements
upon   the  above   mentioned   mineral
claim, in order  to hold  said   mineral
claim under tho provisions of the Mineral Act, and if within 90 duya 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 the property of the subscribers, under suction four of an act entitled "An Act to amend the Mineral
Act, 1900."
Dsted this 30th day of April, 1901.
._   BO'NEIL.      J. M. MCGREGOR,
3-5   P. NOLAN,      J. RADOLIFF.
Plans and Specifications furnished on
application:    Estimates
cheerfully given.
GertlHicate of tonranti
Gold Viking and Now Phoonlx Fractional
Mineral Claims.
Situate in the Slocan City Minim* Division of West Kootenay District.
Where located:—North of Springer
creek, about two miles from Slocan
City, adjoining the Nancy Hanks
and Peerless Mineral Claims.
TAKE NOTICE that I, W. 8. Druwry,
acting as agent for George H. Aylard,
free miner's certificate No. B38817, in
tend, sixty days from the date hereof, to
spply to the Mining Recorder or certificates of improvements, for the purpose
ofobtaiuing a Crown Grant of each of
the above claims.
And further take notice that action,
under section 37, must be commenced
before the issuance of such certificates of
Dstedthis 14th day of March, 1901.
16-3-01 W. 8. DREWRY
Viking motion Mineral Claim.
Situate in the Slocan City Mining Division of the West Kootenay District.
Where located:—North of Springer
creek, about two miles from Slocan
Citv, adjoining the Nancy Hanks
and Gold Viking Mineral Claims.
TAKE NOTICE that I, W. 8. Drewry,
acting as agent for George Henderson, Free Miner's Certificate No. B26746,
intend, sixty days from the date hereof,
to apply to ths Mining Recorder for certificates of Improvements, for the purpose of obtaining Crown grants of the
above claims.
And further take notice that action,
under section 37, must be commenced
before the issuance of such certificates oi
Dated this 21st day of March, 1901.
22-3-01 W. 8. DREWRY
Climax and Maine Mineral Claims.
Situate in the Slocan City Mining Division of West Kootenay District.
Where located: About one mile
east of Slocan Lake, adjoining the
Peerless Mineral Claim.
TAKE NOTICE that I, Frederick 8.
Clements, as agent tor Charles E. Miller,
Free Miner's Certiflcate No. BJWrJOo,
Snd James H. Wallace, Free Miner's
Certificate No B3»606,intend, sixty days
from the date horeof,to apply to the Mining Recorder for Certificates of Improve'
menu, for the purpose of obtaining
Crown Grants of the above claims.
And further taku notice that action
tinder 37, must be commenced before the
issuance of such Certificates of Improve
Dated this 20th day of March, 1901.
29-3-nt F. 8. CLEMENTS
You Can Make
A Striking Effect!
„   wearing a perfect fitting _ ,
•cut in the latest style and elegantly
trimmed. Such can be purchased
A. David, the Miner's Tailor,
near the I'ofttofflco.
We have just received a
large shipment of
from D. M. Kerry's celebrated Seed House. We aell at
Eastern Prices.
J. L. WHITE 6c Co.
No More
Have installed a new machine
for manufacturing Stovepipes
and Airpipes. They go together
like a charm. Patronize home
industry and have an unruffled
We have moved into our
handsome new store, on
cor. Baker and Stanley
Streets.   Call on us.
Repairing a specialty and all work
forwarded will be uua ran teed, and
mail orders promptly attended to.
All Union workmen employed, thus
insuring skilled attention.
and Jeweler.
Nelson, B.C
Direct Route, Unequalled Service, to
all Points
via Soo Line to St. Paul. Chicago,
to all U. S. Points.
First-Class Sleepers,   Dining  Cars,
and Tourist Cars.
Halcyon Hot Springs
Excursions on Friday and Saturday
of each week, good to return
on Mond y following.
Rate, $3.30.
from Vancouver to Cape Nome,
Alaska Points, Australia, China
Japan.   Through tickets to and
from England and the Continent.
For time-tables, rates, and full information call on or address nearest
local agent, or—
Agent, flloi-an Citv
J. 8. CARTER,     E. J. COYLE,
D.P.A., A.O. P. A.,
Nelson. Vancouver.
If you have a mine or prospect tor tale, sond us a full report, with samples of
ore, stating price and tortus.
acilities for pliioisiK n proporty quick .
We make a specialty of free millhiR -fold properties.
Our facilities for pliioisiK a property quickly are unexcelled.
We make a specialty of free mill Ins
Correspondence ■olfeited.  Address
Boom 4, K-W-C Block, Nelson, B. C.
are arriving regularly and are the
best to be obtained. Our Confectionery has a reputation second to none.
Sole ajjent for celebrated Brantford Bicycle.
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.
Just Arrived
Half a carload of Steel
Ranges and Heating
Stoves. Call and see
our display before purchasing elsewhere.
Dealers in General Hardware,
MAIN STREET,        .       SLOCAN
Agents for Crow's Nest Domestic
and Blacksmith Coal.
Do You
Want a Home ?
Then oome to Slocan, for it is
one of the fairest spots on this
earth of ours. Levelness,
Room, Scenery, Health, Fishing, Hunting,Roadc Railway
Steamboats, Churches, Sohool
Hospital, Public Halls and
Enterprising Citizensare some
of the advantages enjoyed by
this Town, baoked up by Unsurpassed andProvenMineral
Resources. Nature and Man
hath decreed that
Slocan is
the Town
Come and be convinced that this tale is
no mere idle dream, but a stern reality.
Dissolution of Partnership.
NOTICE is hereby alven thst ths partnership heietoforoexistinK between l_,ke
A Noble, proprietors of the Royal Hotel,
has this day been dissolvwl. All accounts owing the dim must be paid W.
K. Noble, who will continue the business
and settle stl indebtedness of the above
Dated at Slocan,this 11th day of April,
12-4 W. E. NOBLE.
In the mstter of an application for a
duplicate oi a Certlttrate of Title to
Lot 3, Block 25, Slocan City (Map
is my intention to Issue, st the aspiration of one month from the first publication hereof, a duplicate of the Certiflcate
of Title to the above mentioned Lot ln
the name of James C. Bolaoder, which
Certiflcate ii dated the 8th day of November, 1897, snd numbered 162k.
Land Registry Office, Nelson, B.C.,
2lst March, 1901. 12-4.
per annum
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