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The Slocan Drill 1901-02-22

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VOL. L, No. 47.
SLOCAN,   B.   C,   FEBRUARY   22,   1901.
$2.00 PER ANNUM-
■p., #•;>
Orders for all
Kin*|*s of Job Work
Quickly Attended to:
The Drill, Slocan
Dealers in Fresh and Salt
Heats, Vegetables and Provisions. Goods shipped to
any part of the Slocan.
Highest cash price paid for
raw Furs.
B. C.
Teas and Coffees.
Try our special blend of fine Ceylon Teas,
put up in 3-lb. tins. Grind your own
Coffees fresh every morning. With every
five lbs. Ai Java & Mocha Coffee we give
you a nice coffee mill. These goods speak
for themselves.   Try them.
W. T. Shatford 6c Co.. General Merchants,
Slocan, Vernon, Fairview, and Camp McK'mncv, B. C.
SLOCAN,   B.  C.
Has ample accommodation for a large number of -Quests and supplies the best of
everything in the flarket.
Offers up-to-date accommodation for the
Public. It is the home of Travelling,
Commercial, and Mining Men.
QETHING & HENDERSON, - Proprietors.
Hotel Slocan.
Slocan, B. C, is under the
nt mil Personal Management of Jeff Baty,
Who Is ever ready to make life pleasant for those
 who tarry within a while with him.
He reached by any trail or road
.that runt i*to the Town.
Do not go past Its door when
jou are dry, weary or hungry.
His Maki.sCssr.fiil Inquiry Into the NsbsmU
of the District—Numerous Ilclefsstion*
Air Their Opinion* Before Hlsss-I'nb-
lie Mertliis- SsUurslay Night.
R. F. Green, M.L. A. for the riding*,
paid a lengthy visit to .Slocan during
the week, to ascertain thoroughly the
needs of his constituents. He arrived
in Saturday evening from New Den
ver and remained over till Tuesday.
A warm reception was tendered Mr.
Green and he materially strengthen
ed his political position by his course
of action.
At 8 o'clock Saturday evening a
public meeting was held in the Union
hall, to discuss with Mr. Green the
need of a public hospital in Slocan
Upwards of 100 men turned out and
numerous speeches were made on the
subject. A unanimous vote was taken in favor of the institution and
Mr. Green promised to do what he
could towards securing: a liberal appropriation for the building. Discus
sion lollowed as to the necessity of
new trails in the vicinity, and a mo
lion was adopted siskins: the government to build a trail to the head
waters of Lemon creek from 0m
townsite; also for the opening up of
a road to the ranches in the Little
.Slocan valley.
Among the many needs urged up
siii Mr. Green were the improvement
ofthe school grounds and an increase
in the monthly allowance to the
trustee board, completion of wagon
road to Lemon creek, trail to Cedar
creek, repairs to trail to Two Friends
and Black Prince, trail over Ten
Mile summit, trail on south fork Ten
Mile, etc., all of which the member
slated he would endeavor to obtain.
Mr. Green recognized thc rapid
growth of thc division and how ur
gent it was to better the linos of com*
miinic.itioii. lie expressed himself
as thankful for the information given
nnd ho had the satisfaction of seeing
tlie olive branch extended io him bv
many of those who were his strong
opponents in the past.
opened up along the surface and
their course fully proven. There is
a pretty good showing of mineral in
the No. 2 drift, which is on what is
believed to be the truo Arlington
vein. The No. 1 drift and shaft is
thought to be on a companion lead,
running parallel through the group.
One or two other veins are known to
exist on the property.
On Monday morning thc new smelter at Greenwood was blown in.amid
great rejoicing, in 50 minutes after
matte began to run. The smelter
was erected under the personal supervision of Paul Johnson and eery
part of it is working to perfection. A
iarge force of men is employed, giv
ing a steady payroll to tho city. The
ore treated conies principally from
the Mother Lode mine, there being
8000 tons on hand. The Greenwood
smelter is the second in operation in
the Boundary country.
A. B. W. Hodges, superintendent
of t^o Gran by smelter, at Grand
Forks, has gone to Milwaukee and
Chicago, for the purpose of placing
orders for the proposed enlargement
of the plant. Two new furnaces and
a converter, which will convert thc
matte into metallic copper, wi 1 be
installed. This will double the capacity of the sim Iter, enabling it to
treat 1200 tons of ore daily. This remarkable increase in treatment facilities is only a prelude to a further
enlargement thnt will give the reduction works a dailv output of 2400
tons, as well as a refinery capable of
extracting the g Id and silver values
and turning out the copper product
in a finished 6tate.
Newman. It is one of the many
likely prospects on thecreek and has
a big iron cap lead running through
it One tunnel lias been run in on
this 180 feet and a second one has
been commenced farther up the hill
No. 2 is in 40 feet and is getting into
mineral. Development will be con
tinned for some time.
A  Su.cs-s.fsil Kssll.
As confidently expected, the second
annual ball, given by the Miners'
Union, Friday night, was a pronounced success. It was held in thc Music
Hill and 3J or more couples graced
the floor with their presence, keeping |
up the fun till early morning. The
orchestra, ably led by Mr. and Mrs.
Adcock. furnished an abundance of
good music, and Wm. Hicks superintended tlie tnanaaOA res on the flour to
everybody's satisfaction. Supper was
served at the Hicks House, which is
a r Qdranteeof the excellence ofthe
spread. The ball was the most enjoyable affair of the season and netted the Union a tidy sum over the
Iron Horse UsivelopiusMst.
W. D. Wrighter, of Spokane, head
of the syndicate thnt is operating the
Iron Horse, on Ten Mile, arrived in
on Saturday, accompanied by Mark
Manley. On Monday ho went up to
the claim, whore he will spend some
time. Four or five men are employed
and good headway is being made on
the shaft. Ore is being taken out
daily and sorted. A great deal of
surface work will bo done this summer, and an effort made tj open up
the big vein. Should development*
warrant it, there will be some big
eventualities at the Iron Horse this
Strlkeoss  llssssslltoss l.roii|>.
The recent strike made on the
Hamilton group, Twelve Mile, was
in the No. 2 workings, at 160 feet in
from tho surface, it is a dry ore,
carrying much zinc, nnd the pay
streak is from three to 12 inches In
width. The No. 2 tunnel is 120 feet
below No. 1, and MO feet under the
surface cropping*. In tho No. 1 drift
the ore shows at. ISA feet and assays
160 oy, silver and $20 in gold. Ore is
exposed in three different places.
The owners ot the group are Ralph
tjillette, M. Damieo and A. Mazzoi.
Proprietor. I use lssHsi|s|illes.
Development on tho Speculator is
to be continued at a great rate during the remaining life of the bond.
On Wednesday, Bob Allen commenced packing up supplies sufficient to
last the mine three months, so ns to
cover the period of broken roads
during the springs A full force of
men is kept employed,Under the able
management oi Wm   Thomlinson,
who is opening up the property in
lirstclnss "shape-, When the snow
goes, the  several   yeius  arc to   lie
A property that hasbeen very little
heard of in the camp is thc Aztec
zroup, consisting of two claims, and
adjoining the Black Prince. Yet
work has been poing out t >cre, moie
or less, since 18%. The group is
owned by Smith Bros., one of whom
wns killed a ago in a hydraulic
claim in Cariboo. All the past year
development has bsen continued on
the Aztec and success has at last come
to the surviving owner. Lis main
drift is in 403 feet, much ef which
just skimmed the surface. In the
past week, the ore body was encountered, and there is now exposed
a little over two feet of mixed ore,
carry Ing pay ing values. A chute of
ore, which lasted for 30 feet, was
passed through some time ago, which
realized 80Q ounces. Much other
work, in the way of open cuts, has
been made on the group. More supplies have been sent up and the two
men working will continue the do
velopment mapped out.
Sp-s-ulntisr Payment Mado.
On Wednesday thesecond payment
on the bond ofthe Speculator fell due
nnd was promptly met. thc money
being paid into the Bank of Montreal
at Nelson. Thc payment was five
per cent of the bond and is the second
of equal amount so far paid. The
bond was made last August by J.
Frank Collom covering live claims,
and amounted to $55,000.'* Since that
lime £20,000 has been spent in development work, new cabins have been
erected and a wagon road constructed
to the property. The noxt payment
conies due on August 20, amounting
to 00 per cent. Those interested in
the bond are Ii 1. Kirkwood, T.
Kilpatrick, mayor of Revelstoke, C.
K. smltherlngale and A, Tunks.
A Hull Outlook.
Some hoodoo seems to threaten the
life and existence ofthe upper Slocan
camp, as something cro|« up every
spring to check the boom so often anticipated but never realized. This
■print; it is the American smelter
combine, which refuses to take the
galena ores of the camp One property has closed down,several others
have reduced their forces, and the
opinion is held that a general shut
down is imminent. The mine owners have met at Sandon on the matter
and a further meeting is being held
at Kossland. A strong etlbrt will be
made to get some measure of relief
Into play, failing which the outlook
for the old camp looks blue.
Ukophcrton Dufsiated.
Tuesday's bye election in Vancouver tamed out a surprise, Garden
being elected over Mnephersoii by
.120 of a majoiity. The poll was a
heavy one, there being 8,689 votes
cast. It was thought Macpherson
was an easy winner.
Whits* ■parrot* Being Worked.
Two men are employed on tho
White Sparrow, on the first north
fork of Lemon creek, arid owned by
T.   Wench,   A,   M, Kogers mid Ed.
K. F. Green, M.L.A., when here
this week, stated that a great deal of
outside attention waa being drected
to the dry ore deposits of this division. Kaslo is endeavoring to get a
smelter established within Its corporate limits, but they lack a full
supply of dry ores for fluxing purposes. The committee in charge investigated all sources and found that
the Slocan City division alone held
an adequate amount. They then
made representations to President J.
Hill, of the Great Northern railway,
to induce him to extend the K. & S.
road from Sandon to Slocan lake and
thence order to tap the mines
of this camp. Mr. Hill was so im
pressed with the representations made
that he has asked the Kaslo commit
tec to hasten to St. Paul and lay the
situation fully before him, advancing
all the iniormation at their command.
Coupled with this came the visit last
week through this section, ofa party
of Great Northern officials, so thnt
something may yet eventuate from
the Kaslo people's work.
Bar silver is a fraction over the Cl
There are about 60 men employed
on Ten Mile.
The subscriptions for the new hospital amount so fur to $850.
A. R. Bolderston went to Nelson
Wednesday on a business trip.
R. L. Drury, of Victoria, has been
appointed census enumerator for thc
A Quebec firm has secured the job
of building the postoflice at Nelson,
at 870,000.
Kaslo has had scarlet fever, New
Denver chickenpox, and this place
has de grip.   See!
W. E. Boie has gone to Kaslo on
business in connection with tha deal
on the Black Prince.
No mail from the south arrived yesterday, owing to the blockade on thc
Amer.can road into Nelson.
Harry Kowand was murdered near
Greenwood, a few days ago, by a
Frenchman named De Rivieres, who
stabbed him with a knife.
Martin Cries Quits.
A press despatch from Vancouver,
dated the 20;h, states that Joo Martin, leader of the opposition, has signified his intention of resigning and
retiring into private life, as a result
of the defeat of his candidate, Mac
pherson, by ex-mayor Garden, on
Tuesday. Martin has gone to Seattle
and when he returns he declares that
he will call a meeting of the Liberals
and all opponents ofthe government
and offer his resignation as member
for Vancouver. "I consider." he
says, "that yesterday's election show
ed a lack of confidence in myself, and
certainly if that is my duty
to make way for someone else. It
will therefore be for that meeting to
decide what will be done. I can assure those that are opposed to me
that It will not be necessary even to
show that they have strength to demonstrate that mv resignation would
be of advantage to tho party. It
would be a great relief to me and I
will insist upon Its being accepted.
Anticipate a I.U.Ir Season.
Local builders anticipate a lively
season in building.uicc spring opens.
It has been estimated that fully $20,-
000 will bo spent in the erection of
new buildings, apart from numerous
incidental improvements. Among
the buildings In sight arc the Union
hospital and the Shatford block, to
cost about $5000 each, besides half a
dozen or more private residences.
This is to be Slocan's growing time.
After thss Trisll Nsiiolter.
Messrs. Devercnux and Littlejohn,
of New York, who are associated
with the (rooderhani-Blaekstock syndicate, of Toronto, in tho option on
tlie Trail smelter, are on their way
out to examine the plant preparatory
to taking it over.
KIsm'Is'sI by Arclasssntlon.
J, 11. llawthorntliwaitc was, on
Tuesday, elected by cclamation to
succeed Ralph Smith, as the representative of Nanaimo cHy in the local
legislature, lie will sit as an Independent repi t'BCtiU'tlv-e of Labor.
Last Year's Shipments Were 3847 Tons—
A tlstaUhr Evidence of the Lire and
*{y*aM** of (the Camp- Arlington the
Biggest Shipper.
Bad roads have militated somewhat against pre shipments during
the-week,still the total in respectable.
In all 90itone was sent out, of which
tho Arlington is credited with COtons.
The Black Prince mnde their second
shipment under the lease, bringing
their total to 40 tons. Ten tons of ore
•vas sent out by the Speculator, being
lu initial shipment, and thus adding
one moro to tho producers of tho
camp. It was sent out as a lest and
and will demonstrate the worth of
the property. The ore went to the
Nelson smelter. There arc two or
three grades of ore at the Speculator
and thc shipment was of No. 1. Tho
week's figures bring the grand total
for the year to 805 tons.
Last year the exports from this division amounted to 2847 tons, made
up from 10 properties. Following is
a list ot the shipments this \ ear to
Arlington ,  60              600
F.nterpriso  80
Two FriendH  40
Black Prince  20                40
Bondholder  20
Chaplenu  15
Speculator  10                10
90 805
All the workings ofthe Hurtncy, aj;
New Denver, are in oro.
The Sandon mines shipped out 197
tons by way of the K. & S. last week.
Shipments from the entire Slocan
for the present year are in excess of
4000 tow.
Two men are employed on thc V &
M, getting out enough ore to make
up a carload.   -
C. C. Bennett, of Vancouver, has
bonded the Prescott group of claims,
near Silverton.
Thc Payne shipped 120 tons and
the Ivanhoe and Slocan Star 40 tons
each, last week.
As soon as the supply of water permits, the ivanhoe eoncenjjator wiU
run night and day.
Eastern Canadian capital is negotiating a deal on the Moilie Hughes
group at New Denver.
There are 38 mon employed at the
Rambler-Cariboo. Stock in this company is in active demand.
W. & Drewry came down from
New Denver, Saturday evening, to
survey the Phoenix group.
P W. George is in 300 feet on the
Creole, Lemon creek. He is breaking down considerable ore.
The first payment on the Neepaw.t
bond, held by tho Warner Miller
people, falls due next week.
Ten men are employed at thc Red
Fox, In the upper camp. They are
working through the Antoine tunnel.
Elliot & Lcnnle, Nelson, solicitors
for the Chapleau, received a cablegram from Paris this week, stating
that all debts would be paid.
P. E. Wilson, of Nelson, on behalf
ofthe plaintiff, Mark Manley, has obtained permission from the courts to
examine the workings on tho Native
Silver fraction.
It has developed in the inquiry into the Chapleau situation, that it and
the Kilo havo been amalgamated It
is said tho necessary papers areon
the way to the province from Europe
for registration.
minin'. RKOonoa.
Appended iB a complete list oi the various reconls retiietered ut the local regit"
try office, II. I'. Christie bolng mining
Fab 11—ETlsa Mtud, divide betweeti
Twelve Mile ami Bpringer I'rei'ku, .1 A
White Star, Twelve Mil*), A E ( lark.
12—Morning Star fr,Springer creek, V?
t: Clement.
16—Annex fr, Ton Mile, D Graham.
Feb 13—Two Kris'ivln 1-88, F 8 Andrews to W s Johnsoiii |800
Same, samclim ('ran to same, ** iOO.
Dan   Stewart,  of  Vancouver, to J   I'
Helllwell, assignment notice.
14—Katie, U Marpole to I) Sloan.
15—Last Hope, .1 Raid tn A Brodtnan.
Columbus, Waterloo, BUwlng. Buller
nmi Arctic <2 in eaoh, I T Foley to A
I'liher ..
Two Friends I ■88, w B Johnaon tor
McVeigh, I7IS0.
Same, same, savuo to.' » Moffatt.
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by   tbe   Western     Reserve    Histories!
All interesting relic ot tho early
days of Mormonism, when Ohio wns
the home of the prophet, Joseph
Kmlth, has just, been presentsnl to
tlie Western Reserve Historical Society. It consists of a massive iron,
fireproof safe, which has held hundreds of thousands of dollars in
money and valuables. For a number
of years it was the depository of all
the money of thc Mormon church.
Deeds of property, valuable diamonds
and other gems belonging to tho
church were also stored in this little
relic,  of bygone duys.
The depository of the Mormon
church iu I hose days was what was
known as the bank of Kirtland. It
was after the Mormons became involved in financial difficulties that
tho bunk failed and the big safe or
vault of iron and wood was turned
over to the uttorneys of the church
in lieu nf fees. Itemuining In the
possession of the attorneys while
they lived, it descended to tho family of .1. II. Morley, of l'ainesville,
und then to Mrs. 0. U. Morley, of
Kirtland, who presented it to the
Historical Society,
Tlio relic is different in construction from thc modern safe and is
heavy and strong in appearance.
nuring the last wes'k it has been undergoing much needed repairs and
now is In good condition. Were it
not for the fact that the burglar
has progressed  in  the last 75  years
and would make short work of the
safe, strong us it appears to bo, it
would be still used for storing away
Like all iron safes of the real old-
fashioned type, this Mormon safe
hus hidden springs in sufficient number to tax t'.'*j ingenuity of the person not acquainted with their location. One of the springs covers tho
keyhole. It works from without and
is simple in construction. Hy pressing one's thumb on the iron etud
nearest the keyhole the hole is immediately closed, giving the same
thc appearance of having no keyhole
v. hatever.
On a direct line with the keyhole
spring is Ihe most ingenious one of
the lot. The manipulation of this
makes it impossible for a person not
in the secret to open the safe door.
A slight pressure of tho thumb on
one of tho studs, however, releases a
spring and the door Hies open.
Aside from these pcculiarltisis there
is nothing to lie commended in the
usefulness of the safe. Without dynamite or explosives ot any deseri|>-
tlon it could be opened on short notice. Thu studs could he torn from
their fastenings with Ihe nid ssf an
ordinary hatchet and with a cold
chisel the thin wrought iron bands
could be cut open. Once through the
thin outer shell of the wrought. Iron
progress would be easy. First there
would he a ln>er of fireproof wood
to cut through, then a sheeting ol
tin. All the inner compartments aro
fashioned out of this lust mentioned
metal. Tho safe was manufactured
about tbo year 1830 by Jesse Do-
luno,  of New  York City.
on the Inside of the door is pasted
the following notice: "This safe wus
taken on account by the lute law
llrm of I erkins .*i Osborn (I'uines-
v lie), from Joseph Smith and Others
then in Kirtland, 0., und Is the
ftttiie, as I Informed and believe, tis.d by the said Niulth nnd
ot.huis for a vntill und place of su'••
keeping for tie valuables of the
lank  of  Klrt'iind.   <>."
A newspaper clipping also pasted
on the inside of the s ife dour explains that the safe becuiitn the property o' 1'crkln**. it Osborn in the
•.ear 1H';7, they Inking it in part
payment for their fees as attorneys
for the prophet. Later It wat used
by that firm and remained in the
firm's ofHee at l'ainesville until the
partnership wus dissolved. It then
Ice in:o tho property of I..
Perkins, remaining in his ollice until,
as property, 11 reverted to .1. 11.
Mor'ey and subsequently to his
daughter, Airs. L'. II. Morley, of
F/fToris havo been repeatedly mndo
by lie Mormons to gain possotoion
of thc relic, but overtures on I heir
part ha\o ulwa.tB  been  unsuccessful.
The Newspaper I Isat Will l.lvr.
Tlio newspaper which represents th«
beliefs und hopes and the mental life
of a million men may hope to lust
as long as those men and their do-
ticenileiilH shall last, und its long as
that newspaper shall faithfully represent them,
The newspaper which thinks has
1 e In Itself, and can long outlast
the single mind that, created It. The
newspaper that does not think Is a
newspaper corpse galvanized Into
financial life while its owner lusts,
aud dying with him.—W. li, Hearst.
la Hew York Joijriu-J.
Celebrates!   Statesniuu  o.   1 r.slice   Dies ol
(sii.oiT at  1 mis— Hsii.tsiT of Use
Fresscls Aeuilesny.
The Due de Iiroglie, who had long
been a sufTerer from cancer, died rs>
cently at Paris. The duke was the
elde t son of the eminent French
statesman of thu same name, and
wus born at Paris on the t.Sth oi
June, 1821. He received his education
nt the University of Paris, where
he early gained a reputation as a
publicist, and became one of the editors of the Corrorpondunt, in the
colums cf v hich I e nude nn elaborate defence of Roman Catholic int.*i--
csts and the doctrines of moderate
constitutional Liberalism.     He    was
elected a mi ml er of the French Academy in L ti-'. t e became socxetar}
of the Fren.-li embassies at Madrid
und Home prior to the revolution of
ISItf, after which he retired trom
office on account of his political
opinions, v\h ch were nt variance
with the policy of the third empire.
In 1871 ho was elected deputy for
the department of tho Fine, nnd wns
sent, by M. Thiers' government us
ambassador   to   the court of    i
James. On his retirement from this
position he, as the leader of the conservatives in the national assembly,
moved the order of the day, which
led to the resignation of M. Thiers
und tho selection of Marshal Mac-
Mahon as president of tho republic
on the 24th of April, 1878. He then
became minister of foreign affairs
and president of the council, and
for over a year directed the policy
of tho govc.nmcnl. He undertook the
task of forming a new constitution,
including the establishment of a
gtand council or second chamber,
which' was to be Invested with the
power of dissolving tie assembly; he
was deflated on a question of procedure, und resigned on the 28th Of
May, 1874. In January, 1870, he was
ehcttd a senator by the department
of the Eure, his term of ofliee expiring in 1885. May 17, 1877, he su--
ceo'ed M. Jules Simon as president
of (lie council of ministers, keeper
of the seals and minister of justice,
but resigned in December of the same
year, after the republicans hud cm
ried the election by a lurge majority. After that, time he held no pub-
He office. The contributions of the
Due do Broglle to the political literature of his day were voluminous,
l.'e discussed every phase of French
government with a trenchant pen,
und although he aroused antagonisms among public men and occasionally evoked fierce criticisms, he
never was induced to swerve from
his original position as a conserva-
the with moderate leanings toward
royalty. His slnsority always commanded the respect of his opponents.
no mutter how radically they might
differ from  him.
Tins Fisinisus Swiss Pttlnti-r Wins lists .lust
I'atssseil Away.
Arnold Hoccklin. the great. Swiss
painter, who hns.just passed away
In Italy, did much to develop the artistic i ossib lilies in Alpine landscape. Born in the little republic, he
made Florence his home and there
did the work which muds? his    name
hi.. BOE08XI**.
celebrated.      He wns   called
Ilurric-.loucK nnd Gabriel M.i\ of
line, In.I he siirpiisi-.csl l.olh lu theee
eentricity and morbidness of his
treatment. Such pictures us "Plata,"
"The Shrine of Hercules" und "The
Fan c Terror" are remarkable among
the paintings of the age. Boteklln's
c.trly life wan sad. Ills father wus a
burgher of l'.usle who considered nrt
vagal ondage and idling. Hut In spite
of these restraints the Swiss painter
rose to high eminence.
New French < sslsss issnl Mump*.
Tho (Inllic rock aow irfilv* on
two lly-frunc pieces, and the ' IVoltS
d* I Hoiimo" on French postagu
■tamps, sajs the Westminster Gazette. The elicits ol i.hc erst sunlit
lo be widespread ami .iniv.*; i'ltt
if, indeed, Ill's truly liutlOllill - \ • nI> >I
no more than the iricuhsr |i|. ceO'.l 111
uniting all French people It Is one,
as Thiers said of the Republic, Unit
divides them the leust. Tho new
stinip is very pretty In tho gutio
of a it mil iful ami graceful female
figure   the   Republic   holds   a     shield,
on which   li   engraved the   famous
watchword o.' '8 I, No prettier posture stump IS In circulation, while
Ihe tlnll'c cock is a bravo bird that
would have rejoice.I the heart of the
po t;  for  il     is    an     English    poet,
itrongu to say, who has apostrophized Cfianticloor. "I ho will awaken tha
lav sif th* i cf'.,'" wrote tho late
lord l.yil ii ( Wen Meredith), him-
hiirtHclf sirs ■ lv, lhe (pujslion In
Spirited vci't■■
Thc riB-a brine*, worlilly n-tsssJom
.'.it'I .Lrnie .it Lt*arntng*4 lore,
Tlss* laurel tn the victor
Or Kitid in lllinlna slori*.
Cm tilili thai knows no failure.
The lojf untouched by pnin,
Tin' 11 *_*r 1 • t tlut lies In lining eyes
Will not return ajrainl
—Ernest Neal l.yon in Harper's Weekly.
BID HI fill. I
By M^Quad.
corvRiniiT, IOOO, ut o. a. lewis.
Without doubt the most singular duel
that ever took place In the United
States occurred nt Snnte Fe, N. M., 35
yi'tirs ago. lt whs several yenrs previous to the lirst Pacltie rnllrond nnd
w Idle yet every pound of goods going
to the far west had to be hauled across
t'.io great plains by freight wagon or
si nl around Cnpe Horn by sea.
Two men In n Rogers it Blair outfit
fell in love with the same girl In Santa
I'e. One .was nit American nnuied
Jack Illties. und the oilier wns a full
blooded Mexican who wus simply
known ns Hon. The girl wns n half
bind, nnd none of us outside the
two rivals thought her worth lighting
over. I do not think she really cured
for either iniiii. but her game wus coquette nnd keep them on the ragged
edge nnd make the most she could out
of It. She received uinny valuable
presents from the rivals, and 1 know
that Mines lent her father money
which \enS never returned. For'n time
♦ he rivalry wns n subject for joking
among us. but when we siiw thut either mui' was ready to tly ot the other's ihront on the smallest, provocation
the case became serious. They were
nnt only good men for lhe outfit, each
earning the highest wages pnld. but
they wern gillie me:!, and If tbey came
tns'eth.i'1' nothing was surer than thnt
one would he killed.
The affair hnd gone on for seven or
eight months before the outbreak came.
We were In Santa !•>. making ready
for n start east, when tlie Mexican one
eventpg approached n fire beside which
IIIiips set alone end threw a package
of powder on the blaze. With a leap
aside be escaped consequences, but
Jack Mines svns blinded for life. It
was a contemptible thing to do. and
but for the civil authorities tbe Mexican «votild have risen lynched. As it
was, he was kicked and beaten mid
bounced out of camp. A day or two
later, as the plrl bnd gone buck on him,
he tries! to carry her off by force, but
had to let her go when she stabbed
him. Mines dep"Uiled on her pity In
h|n mWfurtune, but sli» calmly told him
tliat a blind husband would be of uo
use to her end laughed his tenrs to
scorn. He hnd a relative In the city
sad wns taken In nnd cared for. while
the Mexican crossed the lllo li'uiide for
n 'line, lt was a year later and Jack's
old outli't a I'd all bis friends happened
In be in Snntn Ve ngaln when Hon rc-
■"irni'd. He had grown uglier and
nii"iner In the 19 month*. We would
lime picked a fuss with him nnd shot
tilth down, but .lii*"k Hlnes hnd no soon
er hen''I of his presence than he srid:
"Boys, you must arrange for n duel
1 shall never rest content until I have
killed lhat Me*lean."
"Bill you ere blind," we prntestpd.
"Nevs*r mind that. I miti't fight him
Slid till him, blind or not, ut'd the
whole -if Snntn !•'(■ shnll look on."
When we found that he would hpvp
I* ho. we carried -i challenge to Fun
and also linked the authorities to let us
havi' n public duel. Some weak objections were mallei but the" yielded the
pelrt. A light of rotne t»o*'t wns nn
hc'l'-ly Inelden', aud dl'els entile oil
two or three times per week. The
Mcxlcnn laughed In derision nt lbs
ld"n. 'nit readily accepted the ehnl
"Yes, I Will meet Iho Amorlcnno." he
said, "and I will slice and cut sod
prick for one hour by the watch before
I r»|r,. pint tins -fraud llntsh 'I he crowd
that loot's on will si"* some of th"
finest knife piny ever shown on 'tils
sli'i* of lhe river Tomorrow nt noon
eh?   I will be ns prompt ns Hie sun."
You niny believe Hint when Hie re
nnrt spread about there wns groat ei
clteliienl. ll ens generally 'lelleved
ihni th" blind nriu would fnll nn epsy
victim, hi-1 even his best friend* said
tli'M lie hild belli" die Willi II knife 'll
his Iniid ilinn 1(1 live lu n helplesis suite
llie rest of til" life. Te three or 'our
of us 'lick eotiildi'd Ids belief thai he
would triumph Ills hentltig hnd become as tieiiie ns n fox's, nnd he
would ninke his ems see for hint |l<*
iviiii in tfifcct lienMh. lind the ii"rvo
nmi conns..;,. i,i u Hon ntnl he Polli'Ved
I's. : ml ii i'|iii|i"|i
\' i tcli liis m "i 'in August dn.v nver
\ iishi   pi npi •    Din11>   nf   whom   wre
. i ■ ti  'i■■ i mi '• si nn the -nuooH) turf
i  in ••. Ms.   <Uiri)'e enitiliut.    A ring
.1   ioji. *  ii   ■, lot'iiicd a in I  the Hpe'.'tH*
torn loiiiii'd another. It was to be a
duel with knives, and seconds and n
referee were appointed. After each
Ave minutes there was to be a rest,
Forcsjost among the spectators was
the girl who hnd caused It all, nnd she
wns free to say she didn't care who
triumphed. Each mail was allowed to
wrap his left arm in a scrape or clonk
nud al) cheering or advising was for-
bldcfeu. The blind man was pale faced
and nervous us the tight begun, but
his hard shut teeth told of the de-
teriniiiniloti In his heart. The Mexican was all bows aud smiles and confidence, nnd ns he wns known to be an
adept with the knife a groan went
about the circle us the two s .epped forward to opeu the light.
Thut duel wns something to be remembered for nil time. From the
blinll ninn's movements no one could
have told that he was sightless. For
four five-minute roun.j's they fought,
with only a few trilling scratches on
either side, but If there was nny advantage lt was on the side of the American, who hnd the full sympathy of the
crowd. Mexicans aud ull. When they
came out for the fifth round Don winked and chuckled nnd sold It wns time
he began slicing ears off. Mines hud
him hunted to a hair's breadth, and ns
they faced ench other the American
leaped forward like q iitish. caught the
knife on his nnd threw It to the left,
nnd next Instant his own blade had
found the heart uf the man who had
blinded him. We who were only live
feet nwny could not follow the movement, so swiftly was it made, but It
wns n successful one and of course
ended the tight. Hlnes told me thnt
during the tight be seemed to see every
move nnd motion tunde by the other
nnd from the tirst felt sure of victory.
A public purse amounting to over a
thousand dollars was rnis' I for hiin
on the spot, and about fix. hundred
wns subsequently added, nnd he wns
sent enst to some institution and is today a teacher of the blind and a cinii
too tender hearted to kill a Hy.
He CooRht the (lay.
There are two men of the same name
In the directory. One is n learned
savant, the other a natron of the turf
aud the pool boxes, who spends very
Utile time in the city. The cub ■*,>
porter, simply because there wns nothing sdse to keep him from bothering
every one In the ollice. was giv»u the
name of this man and told io get some
good stories out of him about experiences on the racing circuits. Tbe cub
whistled while he looked up the nnnie
and address, nnd airily served notice
that he would want a couple of columns If be caught that "guy" at
Me rang and wns ai'mltted to a fine
library, where a scholarly looking gen
llemnn tied a table covered with open
"Hello, old man! I'm from The F.von-
Ing Vnwp. Looking up pedigrees,
"No." In a bewildered sort of way,
"1 wns seeing If I could lend some
llttli' nsslslance t« the recent attempts
a' construe lug a scientific bnsis for
-esthetics out of the result of exoerl-
mc'itiil osyelionieiiy."
"Oh. forget It, Bill. Give that guff to
♦he gillies and the Johnnies. 1 wnni
vou to slve me some high toned hoss
talk, uuderstand; something that'll put
sonrkles on the column and make the
opposition reptiles wriggle like they
was In a gridiron."
But "Bill" hud slipped by the collar
and was racing down Hie hall. The
next thing the cub recogni'/ed wns thnt
h" was beiug led out by the enr with
a 'J00 pound menial grinning nt him.
Of course bo had gone to the wrong
mno, but he never thought of thnt
ami wanted to light the city editor
on his own terms.-Detroit Free Press.
Two I'ism is si i Oro tors.
As wns anticipated, h vast multitude
assembled from nil quarter0 to imar
the fnniotis orator. This wns the inly
occasion on which I SOW Dr. Chalmers.
The sight wns mi imposing one. The
nttitiule of the audience was deeply
reverential, and ns he gradually galh-
ci'il force nnd fire ns he proceeded It
wns greatly Impressed. The scene wns
one for the pencil of lhe artist-the old
mini eloquent surrounded by hundreds
of rustic admirers, awed to ittllneti
by the mnglc of his genius, while he
himself, energised with mighty pus-
■Ion, his face Becked with foam, like
a horse which has been driven nt Us
utmost speed.   And when "iiinen" wns
pronounced a deep sigh wns heaved,
nnd the multitude "slls-iiily sto'e tuvny"
to pondir en their path nud reirai'l!
In their homes on the unwuliled cxpe
•iei'eo of lhe dny.
The only other speaker I hnve seen
under the sinne kind of eneitnilon
wns Professor Wilson (Christopher
North). Home of his lectures wsu-e
poor and dry enough, but In others he
was eloquent nnd poetical In n high da*
give Me seemed to speak with his
whole body, ns well us with his whole
soul. Ills eye, "In a line fri'ir'.v roll
Ing." burned like n dull or II"e. nnd tbe
students sni spellbound under the Dower of their great teacher, To hnve
seen and heard such men ns Dr. Chnl
niers nnd Professor Wilson nt their
best nnd great***! Is a memory io 'm
cherished. There were Blunts lu those
Otis* Sure Test.
An  Irishman,   more  patriotic than
clever, etlMsled III ll dini*ooti  regiment
with lit" Intention of becoming n gal-
•itnt soldier.
The fencing master hnd experienced
rather a hard, job in the matter of et-
plnlnhig to hint the various ways cf
using ttie sword
"Now. I'nt," he said, "bow w iUld you
use your sword If your opponent lelnt
"I'egorrn." snld I'nt. with glepinlng
"•.en "I'd Jusl tickle lit iii wllh thi' point
to see If he wus sliainiiiliigl"- I'crr-
son'rt Weekly.
I fo'lowiBd Rap-ltnese to main* her mine,
Past towering oak and iwlnglnz Ivy vino.
s1..  / 'd; I chass*!:. o'er t.lanliiis bill u-.ui ilale,
n\i' fields anil meadows, i» the purpllns vule.
Pursuing rapidly o'er tlio dashing alri-am,
1 scaled tbo dtiay ollffs wbere eagles stream;
I traversed tnilftly every land and sea,
Hut alvvuys Happiness eluded me.
Exhausted, fainting, I pursued no more,
Hut Mui; io rest upon il tmrreri shore.
One rame end asked (or lood and one tor alms*,
1 placed the triad and gold in bony palms.
One came lor sympathy and one for rest;
1 shared with ever   needy one my heat.
When, lo, evveel llappincia, with form divine,
Stood by me whispering softly, "I am thine,"
-11. Wade Uurk'i;,-li In Monthly South Dakotan.
Why  Use Sen la Dlsie In  Souse Sputa
nnd Ctrean !:■ Others.
Did you ever notice thut there is no
I.hie food? We eat things green nud red,
yellow and violet—llesh, titsb or plants in
all thc colors of the rainbow except blue.
Mcny deadly poisons are blue iu color,
Mich us blucstoue or the deadly night-
,shade flower. The color stands iu nor
slang for everything miserable ami depressing. Hut this is only one of a tlmu-
snr.d queer facia about colors.
Heat a tar of Iron, und the particles
tif lhe metal are set in nmtimi, shaking
violently one against another. Presently
llu* surrounding ether is set in motion in
large, slow waves, rolling through the a.r
like the waves of lhe sea until lliey break
upon our sklo anil give us the sensation
of beat. As the Iron gets hotter other
waves are set in motion. In immense numbers, traveling nl more than lightning
•speed, and these break upon the eye, giving tbe sensation of red light.
The ledhnl Iron, Kettiuc still inure heated, throws out other sets of waves slid
smaller flud more rapid—orange, yellow,
green, blue, indisn. violet—all the colors
ef lhe rainbow. The eye cannot tell one
trom another. The wL-Ve bundle of rays
mixed up gives us tin impression of white.
That is the glow from the "white hoi"
iron, and such is the light from Ibe still
greater brightness of tbe sun. Buolight
is it bundle of rays of light — red. orange,
y< How, green, blue, indigo and violet nil
i.'.xs-sl together. The mixture of nil mils is white Unlit; ths> absence of nil tasl*
i is tttier darkness.
S'-ow. puss n my of sunlight tbrongb n
i.   |s of water, and the colored rays ate
1 ; !   un nnd thrown  in  different  diiec-
ii. ::.^     i'lle sunlight shining through many
Ireps of talliug rain after a shower is all
-•! 'it up into colors, nud the result is llu*
.- cits rainbow.    Tlie scattered spray
I'  i sea wave, of a waterfall ur a fotlit*
la :. i-.i.-ilies little rainbows, caused iu the
same way.
Eueh Kind of li^lil has its own special
•asi's The roil rays of light make the
leaves of the trees lo grow and hasten all
nittiii!*; and decay Moreover, if you cut
ssIT the led lays plants will grow with
gstlden blown leaves instead of green,
Thc si n is blue lieeailse the Water re-
Beets the blue rays of light, but shallow
m'iis m*e green because the blue llgbl'is
luivcsl with fhe yellow reflect puis from
-ami nnd slnues al lhe bt'tluui. t.iccn
s a mixture of blue and yellow, lu tins
green li^tlil of shallow water ull sea
winds grow, and fur want of the ml
rays liny have golden and tawny leaves,
liceit and red seaweeds are the excc|i
lhits, ami blue seaweeds are as rare ns
hlup leaves. Al any rate, land plums
grown under green glass ought to turn
gulden lirnwti, like seaweed. They du.
Kxpetiuieul has shown that under green
glass plains grow nearly us well as itu-
■ lie cleat sunlight.
Under red glass nearly nil plants groW
four limes as tpiickly us under while
light, grow to four times their usual
betgbl rial throw ont n tine display ef
grten leaves. This is clear proof thai
the red rays sif snidighl cause the green
leaves to grow. This discovery will he
of im tin use help tu gnidcucis whu want
lo force ll.eii plants uml to farmers try-
ing io Induce early crops of vegetables.
I'.liie glass has a diicctly opposite ef-
fcit. Plants will neither grow nor die.
They languish and yet remain nlive.
The Line makes tlcin sleep. The effect
is exactly Unit of moonlight nud starlight when al' -at-ni •«*«« their natural
fonts  nmi  llssek.
It struck us forcibly the other day
when line of our great scholars spoke of
a man as pacing "forlli nud hack."
How inaiiy limes have we heard of
pacings "bach and futih'*"
Though you may coots nd ilial tins 11
an iiiiiicci'ssiuily small point, V< t ii is a
fact thai must people, when Starting nul
to cover a shori space, n number of linns
do not make their lirst turn backward
like n crab.
Invariably do they lake n few steps
forward, and then, turning, retrace tlietn.
Hence they go forth and back, nnd
forth nnd back nnd su ou until their
emotion of exercising is over.
And "if n thing's so," io ime one of
Koko's never f.iiling reasonings, "why
not sny so?"
Stop a moment to think of It, nnd
you'll agree that it is ridiculous to start
a thing backward nnd about as easy ns
to Start climbing a lice from the top.
Novelists with restless heroes arc especially requested I" i*tk*> p**ii"e.
Deplorably Cnltnred.
"Dar   is   seek   n   thing   ns   hcln   toos
smnlit," said Miss Miami Brown.
'   "Who's too small! V" inquired Mr. Eras-
tus I'inkley.
"Mistuh Jim Collifli'wer. He's dona
studied botnny. An when I tole him I
'spected de bunch o' greens over my hnid
wns what de white folks culls 'kisslctnc'
he ysn' looked at it an said 'twaru' uo
sech thing!"—Washington Slur.
Keen Cost!.
Vou probably gel up on your high horse
too easily. The next time you think
you have n grievance stop and think
it over carefully, anil he as fair as pus-
sible with the other, fellow.'" It may
seem impossible io yuti (lint yon are nut
always right, but if yon nre nn average
person you ore probably wrong halt tlie
lime.—Atchison Ulubc,
After  Hie   lis*f:s Ienl ls>n.
"I understand." said lhe reporter,
"thnt the defaulter's method was very
"Very!" snld the hank oilidal with ti
sigh.   "He just took lhe uisitiey!"—l'ltek.
When, a man cliuilin up In hi* family
tree and looks down upon the passing
throng, he has oul lived his usefulness.—
Chicago News.
There nre over 200 distinct muscles in
thc human body, of which (be best of tin
keep about 100 in prime condition by
proper use.
Pecnllnrllles of X  llnys.
There are uinny curious things about
X ruys which seem to puzzle even the
scientists. Signer Brtgultt, who has
been making experiments with them at
Home, says that the visibility of a sub*
stnnce to the eye Is no criterion of its
visibility to the X rnys. The rays cnu-
uot see through glass, which is transparent to the eye. whereas aluminium,
Which is opaque to the eye. Is transparent to the X rays. The rays cnu see a
splinter of glass in the hand, but not n
splinter of wood. Most Inks are transparent to the rays. Including printer's
Ink. but some of them are opaque. The
rnys can see through a postollice directory, but If a paper with words written
on It be put In the middle of the directory the rnys will reveal these words
uud nothing behind them.
"Do you subscribe to this statement
that a wonitiu ought to look up to her
husband'/" Inquired Mr. Meckton's
"Well. Henrietta.'' he answered cautiously, "I do think thnt when there is
any picture bunging or nnythlng like
that going on In the house it's a man's
duty to Assume the position of perilous
responsibility -* "u" loo of tbe stcis-
sKuica sinsl r.Bsis.
First Actor-It wns n case of Greek
meeting tlreck last night.
Second Actor—UoW wns that?
"You know what a bud egg our comedian is?"
"Well, be w ns struck by another just
ns bud."
De Vi*re-Thnt's Miss Winter.
lv girl, Iml awfully boorish.
I't.ii niiiliy -How dp you know?
lie Viff- I proposed to her the other
duy, und she rnld lhat. though she lik-
til shstrs, sin- didn't care for puppies.—
•ic'. Me-Urs	
No Uratllnde to Waste.
"Take my sent, madam."
She look It.
About ten minutes later she remarked:
"Thank yon, sir. I would hnve snld
It sooner, but the hst man I thanked
for giving tne tils neni In a crowded
car hnd only got up because he wanted
to gi I off the ear. and 1 fell Hint he
hnd won my gratitude tinder false pretenses. I made up my mind l wasn't
going to let It happen again."
"Don't mention lt, ma'am," responded the tiitin clinging to the strap. "I
merely got up because 1 was tired of
And nothing moro was snld until thu
Conductor hoarsely bawled out:
"Division streell"—Chicago Tribune.
Is Measured by tho Caret He Makes—Each
Remedy Specific for Certain Dlseases-
A Remarkable Cure of Bright'.* Disease.
In this practical age a physician's
ability is measured by the actual
cures he makes. Judged by this high
standard, Ur. Chase stands pre-eminent as a giant among physicians.
Take kidney und liver derangements,
for example. Dr. Chase, by means
of his Kidney-Liver pills, has brought!
ubuut some of the most surprising
cures ever effected, This Is due to
the direct nnd Specific action of this
great home treat ment on thb liver
ond kidneys. Here Is thu experience
of a highly respected resident of Con-
■econ,  Ont. :—
Mr. .lames llellihunt, Con.Hccon,
Prince Edward County, Out,., writes:
"For several years I suffered great
tortures of mind and body from
Height's disease of thu kidneys. The
pains were sometimes almost beyond
endurance and extended from my
bend and iieiwceu ibe shoulders down
tbo whole spinnl column und sosmcd
in concentrute across my kidneys,
My buck was never entirely free from
pain. When I got up In the morning
I could not, straighten myself nl, all,
but would go bent, nearly double
most all day,   My water was scanty
and at other times    profuso, and It
guvo me great pain to urinate.
"I could do no work, and, though
I tried many kinds 'of kidney pills,
could get no relief. As a last resort
I wus induced by a friend to give Dr.
Chnsu's Kidney-Liver l'llls a trial. I
felt a change after tho first dose. I
used in all about five boxes,' and
they hnve entirely Cured me. 1 have
no pains now nnd can do as good a
day's work as 1 ever could. It is a
pleasure for mo to recommend Dr.
Chase's KIdncy-Llver Dills, as they
havo done so much for me."
Mr. .1. .1. Ward, J.P., Consecon, certifies that ho has known Mr. DelH-
hunl. for years as a truthful man and
respected citizen, and vouches for the
truth of Iho above statement.
You cannot possibly obtain a more
beneficial treatment for the kidneys
nnd liver I linn Ur. Chase's Kidney-
Liver Pills. It sins stood tho lest of
time und bus proven beyond dispute
its right, to the title of "tho world's
greatest kidney medicine." Ono pill
a dose, iis'i cents a box, at all dual-
em, or Kilmnnson, Dates St Co., To«
ron I o. The Drill.
[i V. ns Made lo SntUly the Carloslly
of nn Aillelsil.
n ii
u '
II,.,,. is a story that the ladies should
■i-iute: A youni* married woman
_.|,„ bus mniiy acquaintances in Olcvi'-
|.„„l iiok a little trip la company with
i- up to Montreal and back not Ions!
Wheu they reached tbat bustlm!*,
i hey were npproas-hed by a respect-
looking individual, who offered for
ilost consideration to convey theii
io tbe hotel. Never dreaming tbat
ilidence man might be bidden hc-
siich a Bimple exterior, the bus
jinii.l elosed the bargain, and tbe couple
(vended their way to this hotel.
Tl . ro they wailed aDd waited for thc
trunk, which never came. Finally the
luislniud proceeded to the railway station
„ml suited his trouble. Tlie officials wen*
sorry, but they could do nothing, .lust
dboiit that time his eye caught sight of
the missing baggage. Be told the rail
n-aj men so. Tile's- were very sorr.i
acoiii, but the claimant would have to
identify the property in a manner entire-
lv Mitisfoctory to the olliciiils. Tbe claim
.■marked tbat he lind lhe key in bis
•t. Wasn't that proof enough? The
iis shook their heads. There were
ki.j> and key*. A key didn't signify
n,u h,   What was In the trunk?
Tin- husband asks-d them tu wait a mo
uicnl while he sent a messenger for bis
svifs*. She would know the ((intents to
lbs* uttermost piei'c.
'i'i s- lady soon appealed, and the tins
linii'l suited the ciise to her and tossed
the key to tlie waiting officials.
"Tell these gentlemen what rs In our
trunk, my dear," lie said.
"Iti our t(*nk?" she echoed.
"Yes, my dear.    You can tell just ex-
nctly  what's in  it  because you  packed
"Of course I can," she cised. "Let me
«pe. Why, there's—there's"— face
brightened—"there's my best bnl!"
And even the "sober Canadians cracked
i frost; smile at this remarkable exam*
pie   or   accurate   description.—Cleveland
:vst liisputch.	
Quits- I lki-ly.
S'liiildlg    l.i  Hun;' Tilling tins Ihe grip
M. .*■ \* Illim ti    Usll   lu- Im* lust In* siui)
fsviii null's I., i.o... niisl lis* may Uwv it
tKillll      I'lll-lslini •  Ills.mile-Tels'Uiaull.
Its Uinis. s Kpstres No Class-Hicls »sisl
I'nor Alike Pull lis Vietltnsv- How his Trouble May be I'mvi istesl.
Consumption has been    well ntunesl
lhe great white plague.  One-sixth of
all the ds*aths   occurring    in Cunada
annually  aro  duo  to  the  ravages  of
this terrible disease.   Its victtma are
found among all classes;     rich    and
poor uliko    succumb to Its insidious
udianco.   Only a few years ago   the
victim  of consumption was regarded
as incurable,    and    horror    stricken
frienda watched the loved ono day by
l.ide  away,  until  death     came  us  a
merciful release.   Now, bowsver, It is
known    that    taken    at its    earlier
stages consumption is curable,    and
that by a proper care of the blood—
keeping  it  rich,  rsd and  pure—those
who  are   predisposed   to   the  diss-ase
escape  its ravages.   Consumption    is
now  cla-sss'd  among  the     preventiblo
diseases,  and  those    who are    pule,
easily  tired,  emucials'd,  or show any
nt Hie numerous symptoms of general
debility  should  at  onco  fortify     tho
system by    enriching and    purifying
the    blood—thus    strengthening;  not
only tho lungs,  but all  pnrts  of the
Among those who havo s'scapesl a
threatened death from consumption is
Mis. Robert McCrucksm. of Marsb-
ville, Ont. Mrs. McCracken gives her
experience that it may be of benefit
to some other sufferer.   She says :
"A few ysnis s»go I began to ex-
lieriunce a general weakness. My
appetite was poor; I was very pule;
was troubled with ahortneeeol bresVth
and u smothering feeling in my chest.
Uosldoa these symptoms 1 became
very nervous, nt times dizzy and
faint, and my hands and feet Would
get aa cold as Ice As tho troi I to
progrussorl I began to lose llesh rapidly, und in a short time 1 was only
n shadow of thy former tolf. i had
(food medical ireutmcnf. but did not
K*»l relief, and ns a harsh cough ss'i
111 I begun to fear that consumption
bad foslened itself upsm me. This
"us strengthened by knowledge
"'"I   several     of  my    ancestors  hail
died of this is-rribh* dlaeaee.   in this
"■ather deplornblo condition I was tul-
v'sesl to try Ur. Willlnms' Pink Tills.
1 at once procured a supply nnd hnd
""■ taken them long when I noted a
rhanga for the better, Hy tho time I
hod taken six or eight, boxes I was
nble. to move around the houso again
nnd felt better and stronger in every
way. I continued the use of Ihe pills
until 1 hnd taken a dozen boxes,when
all my old time strength nnd vigor
had returned, nnd I was ns well as
°ver. During tho time I was using
•no pills my weight Increased twenty-
S|x jxiiinds.  Several yean have since
Passed, nnd In that time not. a BJ/l|ip«
tom of rny formor trouble has made
"*,1" apparent, so that 1 think T mn
s,,fe In saying thgt mv cure is per-
mnn°n*. I hellovo Dr, Willlnms' Pink
1 '"« saved my lifo, nnd I utrongly
'"vise ailing women to give lb-in u
fr, Willlnms' Tlnk Tills nre a Ionic
"n'l not a purgative medicine. Tin y
enrich the blood from the lint rtoju
1,1 the inst. and thus bring health and
mlength to every organ of Inn I ortv.
'no genuine, pills    are    sold onlv  In
"'"eB   With    Ihe   full    nillll".      'Ill*    V,   I
"•una'  i-ink  Tills  for  Pale   i'.,,,,i,..• *
printed on tho wrnpper. If ynnr deal
or cannot supply you ss*nd direct to
""' "f Williunis' Medicine Co.. Trock-
yille, Ont., nnd the pills will I e mnII-
"■ W»t paid nt. r.O cents n box, or
""i boxes for
Sail Kissl of the Heroic Barry, a St. Bernard lhat Wns s.ifteil With Alms,*.
Iluissusi Intelligence, and to Whose
Honor a Memorial ll>,s Been Erecttsl
-How Alpine llojrs Are Tralssesl.
Some time ago a simple but imposing niopument was erected in
the Courtyard of the famous monastery of the liroat St. Ilernard in
coiini cmoration of one of the most
heroic, truest and noblest dogs that
ever livid. The monument is cutout
of a block of Alpine granite. and
beats in golden letters the momor-
ali.e  v.orrl.s:
The heroic Harry saved the
life of forty    persons,    and
was   killed     Isy     the   forty-
The history of the Monastery, or
Hospice, us it is generally called, of
the Ureal £t. l'.ernard. is unique in
its kind and memorable in every ro-
'.       i  j  i»v     ^
■peel. It Was founded during the
«ie;'ith century for the special purpose of giving shelter and aid to
travelers und pilgrims on the journey to Booze, its fame und hospi-
la lly were known throughout the
middle ag<s, end there s'xists in the
while world certainly not u second
Institution where phllantnropical
purpof.os ure more pursued than in
thi si* snow regions of the land of
eternal glaciers. During its long existence it has aliorits'd shelter to
hundreds of thousands of travelers
cru-.snfi the Alps, whilst thousands
hae hi en raved from certain denth
in thc snow fields by tho venerable
monks and the r true and heroic assist mts, the St.   Ternurd dogs.
.Vis'sj.u methods of traveling have
liro'.ei t'i n eertafti e*<ts*nt the horrors of the tireat St. Bornnrd l'siss;
bui, In sp to of all Improvements of
recent years, lhe Great Tass still
di*reaaf*f n grs*,t number of victims
oVery \e..r.
i' s. Uoaplsje is siiuui"d at a height
ol  S, •>', li  feet.   In   :i   letlsT   which   the
a b..t of the monastory wrote a
fi*w weeks ii':o to tin* writer ot these
lines be st -lies that during the last
tew ,*.cirs on an average no less
than lsS,(«Q0 ir.'.vsbrs ware taken
care o and nursc-l within the waits
o. the Hoiplco. Everybody,    nn mat
lir   V be   li •   I       WhonCJJ   ho  comes     or
whither he ffoai, fesclvea gratuitous
loil'in;     lor  three     sla.vs.   While     the
sic<  are carpd for ur-.til    oompleudj
ISC  l\ »■• 1**1.
V.'a'u'erers surprised by miowslornis
nnd in.urcd sorlouslj ss) that ampu-
t:i i ns are rosjulrtd nre generally
.'o i. us s.ism us ihi* tvoather ps*r-
ni t^. io lis* Hospital of Aosia. a
littl.* town on Italian so,i ut the terminus of the Oreat Ht. Bernard route.
1'i'sir traveos, who come In great
ii'iu'iirs. arc provided with clothes
and shooi Win n u la considered that
BVpryt i'i':- e*on thc firewood, has
to lie tr. n pi ried for many mill's
ill   lanes   In C  s   lo   the   Hospice.      it
will is* ui'i a eni that lhe mainten-
an s. of t Is |i liluiithiol'inil itistitu-
tinn re*ulnM enormous sums.
'lhe head of tie Hospice Is the abbot or prior. Eleemosynaries receive
in si lodro iii*' wanderer*,, while at>
railed "In rmlora" or Infirroariana
havo charge of tho alek, The other
monks, fcui portod hy a great number
of servants, attend to general work,
aid the | ro i ti sirs sttls'iid to t he
trailing if lay brothers, Themajor-
lly of tin* broituts succumb In early
Ma s in tie* murdorous rough cll-
ii ale, and lea und fifteen years    of
em.I  nOt!|  lorviru  in   the  Hospice  are
rare occurrunces
it is from I o ■ti-iiii er to July that
the serV'ies  of  the Si     lleiiiaiil     il"gs
i ro n? needed, Rvery morning at
an early hour pari ua of from two
isi ihree 'f thee highly intelligent
animals lo ivo ti s Rates of the Hos*
pjs?B, and im min tor how h gh the
mow liei or how terribly the storm
blOWl,   they   find   I heir   way   to     the
nio-t   exposed    pomts    of tho pose
Aruimd the r n tcks they wear a small
wooden barrel,  which contains    n-
fre lunuitH mui mrdleamonta, and no
sonnet- do thoy lind an nnfortunato
wanderer siirprisi d b,\ snowst ornis
thin    thev     b gin     their    sumaillan
work. With their breath thoy warm
Starving body, dig the wanderer
out of the snow, while in the mean-
tuna mie of the unminls hurris-s back
to the Hospice to announce his find.
lie then eecompantoa »omo of tho
brave    and stalwart  monks to tho
plane where the sufferer lies.
i he nohlosl  dug the fiosplco evei
possessed wns the abOVO roterrod to
Hurry.   "Lord      Marry,''   as   lie   Wa»
culiiii This noblo animal saved no
less than forty people from certain
death.    His nii'st heroic feat was the
rescue of a ten-year-old child, whlen
he found In thai fatal ileop which
precedes doath In those regions. Hit
Ural warned the little ono w ith hli
breath, end then iitcccodod In wak-
ing It by i oklna Ita face and hands
•| his  done  he   laid   dov.n   US   if   invil-
Ing the child to pel up and to ride
The    chilli uiifio itoi 'I ti"' algno of
th,.   intolllgOl l    dog,   and   Waa   safely
il|.|i\n,il   hy   I'un-y   nt    the   gates   of
•he  Hospice.
This memorable moinont is repro-
ducod on the monument. Horry, as
already mentioned, soon afterward
found a tragic death by being killed
by the tiu.idit,' of un unknown i-ion,
who reached the Hospice at night
time, and who, noticing the great
animal outside the Hospice gates,
shot  it.
The busiest, time for the monks and
their faithful dogs is during the
Sluing and autumn, when large
crowds of poor Italian workmen
wander over tho Alps in search of
work. It is not frequent that during a single day from 400 to 500
people arrive at the Hospice, all of
whom lind equal hospitality. In
these months, when the thunder of
avalanches shakes the stillness like
a cannonade, the passage of the
Oreat St. ilernard route is most
dangerous, an* it sometimes occurs
that parties of iiO persons and more
are buried  in the snow.
In spite of the numerous high signal rods erected along the route,
many a wanderer loses his way during such a storm, and he is absolutely lost if not discovered in time
by ono of the heroes of the Hospice.
Every year after the snow has
melted numerous skeletons are found,
und their number would pet-hups be
a hundred times gri*nter were it not
for the heroism of the monks and
their dogs.
Tho training of these dogs hus systematically been carried on by the
monks for centuries, und at present
several hundred of ihe noble animals
are every clay  ready for service.
The Hospice itself consists of two
huge plain structures of masonry,
with which a church is connected. A
small, separate building, serves t" .receive the bodies of those found sleiid
in the snow.
Cls.nss-nslsss*.   Ilassslilfs- of   King Leopold,
Has laksn tlie Veil.
A dispatch Irom Brussels says: So-
cis:ty circles here are not surprised
at the announcement that Princess
Clementine, daughter of King l.eo-
pold of the Belgians, has taken the
veil. It is suisi that she want- d to
do so two years ago, but the kin-,
dissuaded her. Now she is 'ully determined  to become a nun.
The princess, who is 28 years old,
is  very  digniiiesi  and  has  long been
--a*!     v.
nots-d for her devout ness A few-
years ago it was reported -'iat she
was engaged to her cousin, I'rince
Albert of Tselgiuri. t was also stated t':at she would mi .r.. Prince Fer-
CUuand of Bulgaria, and then the
crown prince of Italy wus named as
her prospective husband.
Princess Clementine is a slater of
tho unfortunate Princess 8 ephanie,
widow of Crown Trlbee Kudolf of
Mr.   Dial Seems   t<< Have a  t'l,'« Job as
Mrxlro's I lsl«*f Kir.-' ilv*.
For the sixth tims. Porlirir lHn7.
has been inaugurated or sworn in
ns president of tho UepubliQ ol Mexico, lie was lirst elected president
in 1S70. In lKStl he wus > uccsviled
by President Gonzales, wins served
only ono term. In 186-4 Hiaz was
elected by a great mnjortty. and the
constitution  of  Mexico,      Which    de-
Y'i initio  in a/.
clnred thnt no president should serve
more      than  otic  lerm  sif four  veins.
wus changed, and that provision sot
aside fsir him. His retvnt re-election
was no more of a contest than that
which tho American president, Washington, lo whom nil Mexicans compare Pia/, hud. in the i"i yeara before President Pia/.'s lirst term there
luni been more than -01) revolutions
lind 50 dilliuenl rulers. All this was
changed by him und he bus made
friends with the United States, He
has Welcomed American railways,
miners und money, nnd made lhe
study of English n port of the Public school System, In the l!,', years
he has ruletl he hus Seen I lie population of Mexico Incrnaso one-half. He
was 70 years old oil lust Septeuilier
lis* S.llS   III r lis .ll'lilil.
Pr. fltubbs, a dignified London
bishop, was once importuned by a
woman who, know Inn of his navels
in the     Holy   Land, kepi  mi asking
Jssiii   Wha!   pine.',   she   OUght    to   visit,
us she wus     ■ UtrtIna on ii  trip to
Palest inc.     After answi'ling numerous
unnnyiiig end useless questions,    he
wus    again    asked:      "Hut, really,
uliat   place would y on  advise me,   to
go to" i'o .leiiiho, madam," said
tho hsishop, sweetly,
Smith's Falls  Chief Constable
Arrests an Enemy.
Peace After a Hard Fight—Robert J. Mc-
Gownii Ci.pturi'H and Forever Knds
Tho Career of the Only Foe He Eser
Smith's Falls, Ont., Feb. *>.—(Special)— Kobert J. McGowan, the popular chief of police has been for a long
time annoyed and seriously handicapped in the performance of his duties by rheumatism and gout. A
friend suggested Dodd's Kidney Pills
as a remedy. He tried them", nnd
was cured. Today he is as well as
ever. He has given the following for
publication :
Smith's Falls, Ont.
Oodds Medicine t.o., Limited,
Toronto, Ont.
Gentlemen,—I was recommendi'd to
take Dodd's Kidney Pills for rheumatism and gout, from which I was a
great sufferer. The pills seemed just
to fit my case.
I had been under the care of two
•minent and skilled medical practitioners, nnd I havo tried no end of
patent medicines, but the first relief
came with the first box of Hodd's
Kidney Pills.
I certainly recommend them to all
who suffer as I used to from rheumatism or gout. 1 am now perfectly
If it will be of any service to you,
you are at liberty to use my name
and testimonial.
, Chief of Police.
Mr. McCowan's popularity will
make the above story one of Interest
to many people in his neighborhood,
and the province generally. What he
has done anyone may do with the
same means—Hodd's Kidney Pills.
They never fail.
Employment   For   Book   Cover   De-
signers— Trlcke ot the Trade.
Few whist players ever think of the
labor nnd intelliijence which nro bestowed
up*m the backs of the cards with which
they puss an evening. It represents an
industry which gives employment to
scores of skilltul draftsmen nnd even artists. No one cau tell why. but the public
demands perpetually new designs ou the
bucks of playing car;!*, and every year
ses's the issue of probably a thousand
new backs. T.'.-se vary iu simplicity
from lines of little stars up to the most
Complicated geiuns.tiieul patterns, nra*
bess|iiotics and Gothic designs. Tlie de-
■Ignerc use a system which reduces the
■mount ut their work three-fourths.
Thc; draw merely one-quarter nf the
bark, transfer that quarter to the quarter
dl*l**ouall} apposite and then reverse and
transfer the*,, two quarters to tbe two
renminbis The ditdftn is usually drawn
uj.'sitt a lurj» sleet uf drawing paper
wliuh is anywhere from fsuir to ten
times the site nf the card. After it is
Bn'sshed it is redurrd by a pbotograTer to
the size required.
The advantage nf this practice lies in
the suppress,i,n nf ctiy sMTor ur even slip.
A line which is inked too heavily nt oue
point ws.ttlsl husk hail if left in its natural
size, but whin reduced lo .me-tenth the
dilTeteiiis. id inipireeptihle tu the eye.
The same thine applies lo geometrical
B**uN*a Whrn drawn, they may be a
iniiu Irrvgulsr, bul when reduced tbey
appear tu be perfect. The bee* work in
this l.s.lsl is done hy bonk Illustrators and
bonk cover designer* Sums, sir iheni hav»
been so siiise--lul in the milking nf card
backs that ihey attend to nothing else.
A mainiit.i  nf the designers,  howerer,
take up the calling as a relax a'.inn nr nn
additional murre nf Incinnr rather than a
regular neon pal inn One a nisi with more
Ingenuity than bone-dy devised a hack
wt.ii h enulil be marked by sharpers in
such n fnthlnn that it could scarcely be
.delected bj any player who wns Dot in
ttit* ss*cii|. Tins design was exposed a
few months nflerwsn* and the plate destroyed. Ns'vs-r afterward did the manufacturers   i.'ivi    liiin   I'tiinlnyiuent.
Mrnn and Antidote.
"Delia studied medicine, yon know, am'
I've till, mi a cuukiug school course."
"WW giilng to Rtnrt n niaKn?.lne miles) "Wliil tu Kat and llnw to (Jet Over
It.'"- Puck.	
II i p In su i p|   M'Ina,
"Yes Hun s-iis, I «, munil vVmtcrgri'en
iiiinis n ol ii» iiniiglii) Mrs He
Wiiiini His* vs'i\ firm 11lire lie ini'i her!"
"Ili.vv  slid  lis* ill'  ii t
"lb'   'isl.i'il    I s •' •    It    Ins   sell 11    WHiiU'l
pri'iiiiiturii)   gray "
Sore Lungs
mean weakened lun-js—all
caused by a cold and cough.
Weak lungs sooner or later
mean consumption.
will heal and strengthen the
lungs, cure cold and stop the
Mr.  Johnson,  Msnsger C. Dsuirls A Co,.
RIOS Bt, Store, Toronlo, »tsy. |    " Wc U II  loll
ot Slilloli snil we recsimmrnil it, loo, 1 hast s
srvtro sttscls ol I'neiiinotiii*. which left me
with sore lung*! .ml s tt.ssl -"ough, Shiloh com-
pletrly iitiresj me.    Shiloh i» .s// right"
Shllnls's ('s,ssiiiiii|itl.sss I'tirs* Is ssslsl Isy silt
slriss,-,-l-i|,i IQ   I'stsiisslss   usssl   |llllt«ll Sliil»l SSt
Vllit. so,.. SI.00 st I, I... In llrlUIn
at. Is. fld., Ss. Sil., sis. Ilil. A prlsitrsl
K«i srtissteo K"*"» with ssv-sry bsstllss. If *r*.*i
ssrn sissi  sstlstteiil k , \o jour drsigglsl ssud
lii't jour mom.t Isiiik.
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Without cost to you.   3. 0. Wells * Uo., Toronts.
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3 records
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The Talking machine that talks—sings—plays every instrument—reproduces Sousa's
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Talking Machine at any price—It plays cake walks, waltzes marches and operatic selections, it sings (words anil music J of all the popular songs of the dav as well as Coon sot g .
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The Berliner Gram-o-plione is made in Canada, every instrument is sold with a five
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The re-cords are not wax—they are hard, fiat and indestructible.. Will last io years.
Write to us for Catalogue and tecord listn free.
FACTORY: S47-3TI stqusduct St., Montreal.   EMANUEL BLOUT, Censril Uanige- for Canada.
For Fale also at Hudeon'B B iy Htoroe, price $16.50 toeuver express from Montreal
There V.'ns a Mtntakc*.
"I think." he lu»caii ns he halted a
peilestrlau, "I think I made a mistake
with tlie cahumn who drove me to the
Corcoran Art gallery. I am quite sure
I gave him n $10 bill, but he must have
misuikeu it for a 12 bill."
"And you hope to lind him again?"
asked the man of the stranger to the
"Why, yes, I have hopes."
"Well, you are about as green as they
make 'em. That cabman deliberately
swindled you out of many dollars."
"I can hardly believe it. He looked
so honest and truthful that I-I"-
"7'hat you ought to have asked hln
to hold your watch and the rest of youi
money! My dc:Tr old Josh from tin
corntjelds. lot me say"—
At that minute a cab rattled up, am!
the driver dismounted and suid:
"See here, old man, then? is a m'.s
take. You probably meant to give mc
a $2 bill, and I thought it was one whin
I gave you $1 In change."
"But 1 think It was a ten, my friend."
"No: It was n twenty, and I huvi
been driving about for half an hour ti
find you and restore the money. Usui
It Is."
"And what wan It you were going ti
say to your ds-nr old Josh from tin
c-uruiiclds?" Baked the old mai as hi
turned to the wise person.
But the wiRe person was there n.
loni-i r. He was Hying 'or a ;ur as i1
tunning for his life.
Tin* llullssK  rsiHsslusi.
First I'tiilim-i i>l;r llolfi»r— I miy. will
you filnj ttuutuer round with un* ou
Thiir-iluy *(
Si' Bnihoniastle Oolfer—Well, I'm
iini'Kiil iss in* inuniiii on lhat iluj-but it
•an lie psns||Min il'    I'uns'b
How's This?
We rffer On Hund cd IVillars Riwsrd for
any ca^c of Catirrh lhat cannot be cured by
Hall's Catarrh Cure
F   i. OB EN KY & CO. Props , TnUdo. 0
We, the unlpr-igiii'd   hisve   known   K. J.
Cheney fssr ths* Insl 18 yours and believe htm
erf-sctly honorable inaf. business transact ions,
and flu nci.illy nliii' o carry ont any obligation
made by th. ir firm
vMst*'1ruax,U liole»ale UniggLits.Tisledii.O.
SVai.mmi.    Ki\s*n   &   Makvin,   WholcMls
Prujfgtst", Tl, O.
Balls i'atari h Cure Is 'ni, n Internally, acting uirsss-tly u|ii>n the blood and tnuc u» sur-
face. of thesys'um. Prtie, 7So. per bottle. Bold
Isy all slrugg -is     I i-tlumuluis free.
Hall's Kisiiuly I'llits are ihe beet.
V,ss-s»s*   lls;sn  Ills
A   ifi'lil'.s nmli   s\Iki  ssvv iis   'istse- of  th*
nneni I'siiits*. tn fu. until i<r Ireland
while in I,:-* .-iii.iiii*. mn niornliig, ou
1 i ",l un.- ui fu. lubnrert very Imdis
t'lail am) nulled hint:
"U:mi visii im inits-r rlotbei than
tins*:,'   M.ilTf'
"Nn 'ii troth, fer honor, worst* lini;.'
rs|s!i.ii Mat
"Will itill nl Hits In IHI' litis evs nln;
r.u Sinn way iiuiiii*.' staid tin- gentle
ii nn     "I 11 haw au old mill of inliu
vi itii nn* im tin fm )ini"
A lr\v days tiller, wlteti ihOWlng ll
party of visiisu*. Uirough ilir gnrdeui
he was luni li to sse Mai lonk
Ing II lutsslble. more n senrecrow thuii
"Why are ynu still wearing those ohi
cluttii's. Mnt'r" be asks'd
"Sins', ys't- honor, they're the tu'st i
have," replied Milt.
"But did you not get the suit 1 left
foi you the other day V" Belted Ihe gs'ii
Hi man
"1 lulied. an I did. thnnk yer bonoi
kindly." replied Mat; "but. sure. I luni
tn lavs' (hem a{ home to be mended."
A    It 1-1111 IS it IT.
8ln*- I (Iii believe you fumnt ilmi this
was our wiilillng thiy'i ihlrtl Biinlvensnrj
He    llllleeil   I   lllsln'l        I    Mist   mil    till
Hcri'iiil  .it   die null's   I   uegit'liileil  to  tut)
lllc   till Itilllle   wlien   wc   Wl'le   Ulllllli'ii
Indionapolli Preaa,	
Nssl losssslsls-nt.
"Grlgtby innk hi** Rosioo terrier oroi
mui hnd Ititn vncciniitetl the nllier ilny."
"Did lie lime himself vaccinated loot"
"Nn;  he iluesn't   Itelieve iu it.     Bul  In
laid lie wouldn't tnke any chances will
the ilitit."—c'li'veiaini I'luiu Dealer,
Real Estate Agents and Managers
lYul in city property exaltnively.   Fsfanaat
over titxi tenants,   Money t.s lotto on faroi
able Is rni.s.    I'ifli en yeuis',xp ■liriHT.
Two of the old cannon which tho
English took from tho French in
1745 nnd threw into the harbor of
Louisbourg have now been brought
to Toronto. They nre. among a number recently fished out of Louisbourg
harbor and have been purchased by
the government. The cannon have
been lying at tho bottom of the sea
for 150 years. Each cannon is about,
nine feet long and weighs over .1000
lUOVAnAs    F A CTOBY,.Montreal
The earth has a shadow, but few
ever observe it, or, if they do, have
BO knowledge of what they nr.* looking at. Some of us have seen on
beautiful summer evenings just before sunset a roseate arc on the horizon opposite the sun. with a bUiish
gray segment under it. This \a\ the
shadow of the earth. The same
shadow is always observable on the
occasion of nn eclipse of the moon.
Brass Band
Iiislrsiinents, Drums. 1' ins, Kto.
tsiimal privosi ever iiui'ted. i'iim latalogtit
601 Illustrations mailed fn-si. Write m for anything ill Music or Mush ul Instruments.
Whaley Koyce & Co., *tt#£a1&&
Improved Gasoline Lamps. Cheapest, safest and brightest light known
today. Nearest approach to sunlight.
Sells in hotels, stores and houses on
sight. Liberal commissions ! Speak
quick ! Tho incandescent Lump
Co., 191 Thistle Street, Winnipeg,
MACHIXK with Rotsry Hotlan anr! ! all Bear.
lints, milking it run '.«c.".sler s*i <1 ', faster. J.
V. IIKVNAs, t.insral Anei.t. 1..1 Thlatlu street,
M,snufsscliireil  by THOS. I.EK. Wlnnlpf(r.
Not un uut-ol-tiiiti' in tick*, but ub siluteis
the tnuet-servieeahle, daniblc. li^lit tunnin;.
und perfect skimmer. 110 page Catalogu.
mailed free on applloatlon. Agent* wanted
in every district.   Apply at once.
Shipment* of Fn eh lutn r wanted.
Wm. Scott, tuo^yiv^n"-
to Mud your orders Urge or suisll lo
PAUL Uik^SST Wines, Liquors
M Minijirv;, M«n., Mtl Main Street.
Putt Nktivc \'<ii\ U.t Invilhtt. $i.t} [•*• ftl., fl 4*
<|s./   U,ltlM.
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alars, Kcll(rloiitil*|i>turs*s Mat Ban , ann (.'tmrok
Ornaments, Kilucallonal allsirdrrsrsr
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THK DRILL, SLOCA'S, B. ('., FKl'l'TAKY 32,1-Wl.
•C. E. Smithkbingale, Editor and Prop
•SLOCAN,      -      -       -       -      B. 0.
Legal Advertising 10 cents a line lor
tthe first insertion nnd5 cents a line each
•subsequent insertion.
Certificates of .Improvement, |7 each.
Transient advertisements at same rates
-as legal adve. Using.
Locals will be charged 10 cents a line
■for each insertion.
Commercial Kates made known upon
The Subscription is $2 per year, strictly in advance; tjSJ.uO a year ii not so paid.
Address all letters to—
Slocan, B. C.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22nd, 1901.
Chris Foley's opinion upon thc
Crow's Nest coal question has been
sought and given widespread public-
it}'. Naturally, he holds to the principle of the public utilities for the
public. Time has brought its own
'reward to Chris, as those who opposed his principles four months ago now
see fit to endorse them.
The appalling mining disaster at
Union sent a thrill of horror through:
out the province. Once again it is
borne upon tho public mind that inin
ing is a dangerous occupation, and
no safeguard can be too exacting to
protect the miner. We have fair
laws here, but our mining inspectors
arc afraid to enforce them to the letter.
Canada will get her mint, notwithstanding the bluff ofthe Bankers' Association to the contrary *   Hon. Mr.
' Fielding has stated in the federal
house that he will intra! use a bill at
this session providing for the mint.
The big Grit majority at his back
, will boost the bill through and it will
become law.   Grit majorities may at
times prove beneficial.
At a meeting of the directors of the
/C.P.R, held in Montreal on thc 11th,
the usual dividend of two per cent on
the preference stock for the half year
ended December 30 last, was declared, and a dividend of two and one-
half per cent for the 6ame period on
the common stock. Why could not
the government secure this profit
making road for the Canadian people, instead of having tlie dividends
' sent out to enrich European stockholders.
A healthy feeling of independence,
-confidence and self-reliance is manifesting itself in the p.iblic life of thc
Dominion, and the spirit of domestic
development Is spreading. The fed
eral government is showing this in
.its legislation and the local logisla-
.tures aro emulating them. Public
ownership of telegraphs and railways,
.with a national mint, are on the programme of the Laurier government,
while Nova Scotia, Ontario and British Columbia arc fostering the development of their great natural resources. Verily, it is a pleasing
sight. Canada is becoming a fit
dwelling place for the Canadians.
Whenever the C. P. It. has a fight
on at Ottawa the daily press secures
an abundance  of cheap telegraph
'matter, chiefly dealing with tbe subject in dispute.   That explains why
one sees so much lately about pro
.tectlng the Crow's Nest coal deposits.
For onco the public can agree with
the C.P.R., but thc situation is not
without its ludicrous element.   No-
' tice John Houston's increasing notoriety; he is for the nonce one of the
great men of Canada.   Ho and the
,-C.P.R.  have made up their differences.   John boosts against Y.nkee
aggrandisement in tho Crow's Nest
and tho C.P. boosts John before the
public.   Our telegraph system is a
'great institution.
Here is a sample of what Premier
Jloss' home development policy Is doing for Ontario:   Large nickel works
'and smelter  are  to  be erected at
Bulk's Falls.wherenew nickel mines
have recently been opened; another
iron smelter In Hamilton; $7,000,000
of American money for steel works at
Welland; largo iron works at Col-
I Ing wood by the Cramps, giving em
ployment to L500 men; big iron smelter ut Midland; rolling mills, smelter,
pulp works, etc , nt Sault Ste. Marie;
'new railways  through  Manltoulin,
Rainy River nnd James Hay countries; thousands of men employed and
an increased activity iu the lumber
and  pulp  Industries;   thousand*  of
new settlers coming lu, and the pub
".lo  revenues   expanding.   Premier
'Dunsinuir had better keep his eye on
.Ontario nnd endeavor to build up
'British Columbia.   It is all done by
fostering the development of our nut-
-aral resources.
Sandon is trying to get her streets
A number of small deals are being:
negotiated here.
E. J. Felt and wife have removed
to Tacoma, Wash.
H. R. Jorand is in Victoria on professional business.
Ancient periodicals may be purchased at this office.
J. M, Williams will return from
England next month.
The spring weather of late has
broken up the roads.
James  Wilks   has   organized
Miners' Union at Kamloops.
A new eight-ear barge is to be
built for service on this lake.
Born.—In Slocan, on Feb. 14, Mrs.
J. T. Tipping, of a daughter.
Dr. Forin enters upon his duties
with the Union members today.    *
At the Hartney, New Denver, the
force has been increased to 30 men.
Born.—In New Denver.on Feb. 15,
Mrs. George Wilson, of a daughter.
A. D. McGi'livray, New Denver,
was here Monday on mini g business.
J. A. McKinnon & Co., Silverton,
have assigned to Choldlteh & Co., of
W. B. George returned from Nelson Monday, having put in a gay
The Arlington Hotel has been in
the hands of the kalsominers during
the week.
Capt. Troup goes to Vancouver as
manager of the C.P.R. telegraph de
Thc Sandon junior hockevists won
everything in sight at thc Rossland
The Knights of Pythias, New Denver, celebrate their fourth anniversary tonight.
Divine service will be held in St.
Paul> church next Sunday, morning
and evening.
Paul Hauck is preparing the foundation for his newdwelling.adjoining
Con Murphv's.
A reduction in freight rates has
been made by the C.P.R. between
Nelson and Sandon.
E. Shannon, New Denver, one of
the owners of the Neepawa,Ten Mile,
was here on Monday.
A new boiler and considerable general machinery arrived here Monday
for Winlaw's sawmill.
Jas. Foley returned from the coast
on Monday. He worked on the Van
Anda mine all winter.
C.P.R. traffic receipts for the week
ending Feb. 7, were $489,000; same
week last year, $486,000.
Snow and mud slides hnve been
hard on the railways during the
week, delaying all mails.
Capt. Gore .has been promoted to
the position of superintendent of the
C.P.R. fleets in Kootenay.
A portion of the Brandon waterworks system has had to be dug up,
so as to thaw out the pipes.
W. Downie has been appointed to
succeed Capt. Troup as tne head of
the C.F.R. in the Kootenays.
Mrs. W. Davidson and children ar
rived from the coast on Monday, to
take up their residence here.
No American mail came till Wednesday, owing to a blockade on the
Nelson & Fort Sheppard road.
Many of the business men were in
Nelson during .the week, in connection with the Chapleau shutdown.
Al. Teeter spent last week at the
Halcyon Hot Springs, getting the
aches and pains boiled out of him.
Born.—In New Denver, on Feb. 15,
Mrs. R. D. Kennedy, of this town, of
a son.   Dune, senior, is very proud.
J. Porter and wife, New Denver,
passed through here on Tuesday, en
route to England on a pleasure trip.
Frank McKay, a vagrant, was
given 30 days on Monday bv John
Foley, J.P. He was takeii to Nelson
Mrs. E. Atherton and children, of
Sandon, have been visiting during
the week with Mr. and Mrs. Ben
Large quantities of steel rails are
passing through town for the new
Canadian Pacific road into the Duncan country.
L. It. Forbes, of Now Denver.went
to Victoria to act as one of tho South
African guard of honor, at the opening of the legislature.
Situation Wanted.--An experienced cook desires employment at mine,
Twenty years' experience; bestrefer-
ences.   Apply at The Drill.
D. A. VanDorn, formerly one of the
owners of the Currle mine on the Ga-
lenu Farm, and well known round
the lake, died recently in Wallace,
A subscription list is being circulated for the erection of tho new hospital. It is being liberally signed,
the two first donations being $75 and
$50 respectively,
A meeting of the license commissioners ia to be held nt New Denver,
on March 2, to consider the application for transfer of license of the hotel
in the Arlington busin.
The school population is increasing
so rapidly that the trustees arc mak
ing a demand upon the government
for an addition to tho present building and a third teacher.
Mark Manley went to Rossland on
Wednesday, having been subpomed
to give evidence in the case of Clark
vs Collom,arising out of tho last deal
made on the Arlington.
The creditors of tho Chaplea.i have
declined a settlement of 10 per cent
down and the balance in three
months. They want it all down and
a number of suits have been issued.
Grand masquerade ball, under the
auspices of the Slocan Brass Band,
will bo held in the Music Hall, on
March 15. Admission, including supper, $2. Those desiring suits will
leave name with any bandsman.
Friday afternoon Justices of the
Peace Bull and Foley presided at a
case of selling liquor to minors, the
charge being preferred against the
proprietor of the Lemon creek hotel.
This was not proven against the proprietor, but the bartender was fined
$10 and costs.
Alex. Rogers,
Tonsorial Artist.
The Leading Parlors:
J. H.
B. A. Sc.
Provincial Land Surveyor & Mining
SLOCAN, - - B. C.
Barrister & Solicitor,
Notary Public,
Mines,   Real Estate,
ance, Accountant.
Abstracts   of   Titles  Furnished.
Slocan,      -      -     B. C.
All the Latest Works.
Full Stock of Stationery,
Toys and Novelties.
Pioneer Livery
•and Feed Stables,
Slocan, B. C.
General Packing and Forwarding attended to at the
shortest Notice.
Saddle and Pack Horses for
hire at reasonable rates.
Worden Bros,
Teamsters &
General Draymen.
Boarding Stables; Saddle Horses for
Hire at Reasonable Rates.
Wood and Coal for Sale.
Agency for the Gait Coal Co.,
Leth bridge.
Orders for Coal to be accompanied
by cash and left at the Office:
and Oilcloths..
Just Arrived.
Furniture, Crockery, Glassware, etc., etc.
Dyspepsia Tablets
speedily relievo and cure acute
and chronic Dyspepsia, Indigestion, Distress after Eating, Sour
Stomach, Gas in tho Stomach,
Nervous, Sick and Bilious Head-
nelic. 50 cents a box. For sale
J. L. WHITE 6c Go.
Notice to Delinquent Co-owner
I HEREBY give noticetliatA.C.Behne
has failed to perform his assessment
work on the Truro mineral claim for the
year ending August 30, 1900. And I give
notice that, unless the (-aid Al. Behne
pa*, s his proportion of said assessment,
amounting to $50, and all costs attached
thereto, I shall claim hie interest in the
said mineral claim, under section 4 of
the Mineral Act, Amendment Act, 1900.
Dated at Slocan City this 24th day of
November, 1900.
Certificate ofjpyoii.
Trenton Minors*! Claim.
Situate in the Slocan City Minimi Division of West Kootenay District.
Where located:—On the divide between Eight Mile and Ten Mile
TAKE NOTICE that I, J. M. McGre-
?or, acting as agent for George Kydd,
ree miner's certiflcate No. B36360, Intend, sixty days from the date hereof, to
apply to the Mining Recorder or a certiflcate of improvements, for the purpose
of obtaining a Crown Grant of the above
And further take notice that action,
under section 37, must be commenced
before the issuance of such certificate of
1) ited this 6th day of November, 1900.
2)-i2-oo j. M. McGregor
■osssxrset, Columbia No. 5, Kvenlng Star
Mo. 8, Silver Crown, Kcllpsc Na. S,
Eclipse No. 8   Fraction, and
Unknown Group Mineral Claim*.
Situate in the Slocan City Mining Division of the West Kootenay District.
Where located:—Near the head of
Dayton creek.
TAKE NOTICE that I, J. M. McGregor, acting as agent for Hugh Sutherland, Free Miner's Certificate No.B26789,
iutend, sixty days from tho date hereof,
to apply to the 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 26th day of October.lllOO,
21-12-00 J. m. McGregor
Ksiss   Fraction  and  Evening  Star So. 9
Mineral Claims.
Situate in the Slocan City Mining Division of West Kootenay District.
Where located: About two miles
northeast of Slocan City.
TAKE NOTICE that we, David Saul-
ter, free miner's certiflcate No. II14389,
and Duncan Graham, free miner's certificate No B26843, as to one-half each,
undivided interest, in the above-named
claims, intend, sixty days from the
date hereof, to apply to the Mining
Recorder for Certificates of Improvements, for the purpose of obtaining
Crown Grants of the above claims.
And further tako notice that action,
under 37, must be commenced before the
issuance of such Certificate of Improvement.
Dated this 20th day of December, 1900.
Ottawa Mineral Claim.
Situate in the Slocan City Mining Division of West Kootenay District.
Where located:—On the north side
of Springer creek, about five miles
from Slocan Citv.
TAKE NOTICE that wc, William R.
Clement, free miner's certiflcate B2688IT.;
Christian F. Wichmann, free miner''
certiflcate B26764, and Winslow E. Worden, Free Miner's Certificate No. B26794,
intend, sixty days from the date hereof,
to applv to the Mining Recorder for a
ceitilicate of improvements, tor the purpose of obtaining a Crown grant of the
above claim.
And further take notice that action,
under section 37, must be commenced
before the issuance of such certiflcate of
Dated this 5th day of Febrnarv, 19C1.
8-2-01. W. R. CLEMENT,
on all trains from Revelstoke and Kootenay Landing.
pass Dumnore Junction Tor St. Paul
on Sundays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays; Toronto on
Mondays nnd Wednesdays; Montreal and Boston on Saturdays
Same cars pass Revelstoke one
day earlier.
For time-tables, rates, and full information call on or address nearest
local agent, or—
Agent, Slocan City
J. 8. CARTER,     E. J. 00YIE,
P.P. A., AG. P. A.,
Nelepn. y&acoij*,v.ei\
Tobacconists' Supplies
of every description can be had at ocan's Leading Store.
Tobaccos, chewing and smoking, of the best brands kept tn
stock; also Cigars and Cigarettes. Fruits < f all kinds kept ia
their season. The most toothsome Confectionery always on
sale.   Stationery also handled.
the Miner's Tailor, is the place,
For a Nice Winter Suit.      Perfect Fit Guaranteed.      "We use ojly Al.
Trimmings and the Finish is First Class.
MAIN STREET, SLOCAN.       Three Doors South of Postoffice.
New Spring Goods Arriving.
UNDERWEAR-the famous Health brand,
HATS--Stetsons, and other lines,
T. McNeish 6c Co.
Just Arrived
Half a carload of Steel
Ranges and Heating
Stoves. Call and see
our display before purchasing elsewhere.
Dealers in General Hardware,
Agents for Crow's Nest Domestic
and Blacksmith Coal.
Do You
Want a Home I
Then come to Slocan, for it is
one of the fairest spots on this
earth of ours. Levelness,
Room, Scenery, Health, Fishing, Hunting, Roads, Railway
Steamboats, Churches, School
Hospital, Public Halls and
Enterprising Citizens are some
ofthe advantages enjoyed by
this Town, backed up by Unsurpassed andProvenMineral
Resources. Nature and Man
hath decreed that
Slocan is
the Town
Come and be convinced that this tale is
no mere idle dream, but a stern reality*
Slocan City Hiiers* Duel,
No. 6a, W. F. of H.
Gwiilim 6c Johnson,
B. 0
The Muroutt Branch
Meetithe second Thursday in each month
at 3 p.m. Nest meeting in the Presbyterian church. All meetings open
to those wishing t join.
Mas. VV. J.A»drkws, Mbs.M.D.McKbk
President. Cor. Secretary.
No More
Have installed a new machine
for manufacturing Stovepipes
and Airpipes. They go together
llko a charm. Patronize home
industry and have an unruffled
Meets every Wednesday evening
in tho Union Hall. Slocan City, at
7.30 p.m. Visiting brethren cordially
invited to attend.
Financial Secretary
We have moved into our
handsome new store, on
cor. Baker and Stanley
Streets.   Call on us.
Repairing a specialty and all work
left at The Drill, office will be forwarded. Mail orders promptly at*
tended to. All Union workmen employed.
and Jeweler.
Nelson, B.'f


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