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The Slocan Drill 1904-04-15

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VOL* V., N»* 3*
SLOGAN,   B.   0,,   Al'UlL   15,   11)04.
*2.00 PER ANNUM.
Licensed Provincial Assayer,
til tiuuii>l*> Recelre Prompt Attention. Kates un
* Special Quotation, to Mini:, and Hill*.
l'HONK 3
VI. A. Harvey Make* Charge*   Ag»ln»t
tlle Chief of Police, but They   Kxclte
vour own
Dennison's Passe Partout Binding
in assorted colors
25 cents per roll, of large size
Fruit, Confectionery, Tobacco
You can get anything in these lines that you
require from us. Our stock in each is always
kept fresh and well assorted. We handle the
best the market affords.   Prices are right.
LADIES, what about Whitewear? A
few of the lines we carry you will see in
our window; come inside and you will
see more. We will sell more cheaply
than Eastern houses, and can give you
a splendid range to choose from.
NOT DELAY.      *      *      $
Wo Te Shatford & Co,
5L0CAN, B. C.
p reached by any trail or road
that runs into the Town.
Do not go  past its door when
,      you are dry, weary or hungry.
no Comment-Tux Knte Bylaw Given
***   -41 liar.
J«n 1 (#■
The regular nieeting of the city
council was held on Monday night,
tiiose present lieing Mayor McNeish,
Aid. Worden, Madden nud Teeter.
Correspondence rend: From the
provincial secretary, Victoria, .stating
that Aid. Smith and Geo. Nichol had
been appointed police und license
commissioners.    Piled,
From W. A. IIarvey,making c -rtain
charges against the chief of police. It
excited no comment and, on the suggestion of Aid, Worden, was referred
to the newly appointed police commissioners.
Bills pivsented: Payroll for March,
•*?7ii. ti.   Ordered paid.
Three hills were sent in from David
Arnot, for S-1.90, 40 cents, and $2.*r>0
respectively, the first two being f°l*
gooda supplied last year. Referred to
finance committee.
Bylaw No. 22, being thc tnx rate
bylaw, was taken np aud given its
third reading. Ordered reconsidered
and Anally passed at the next meeting
of council.
Aid. Teeter advised that the drift
wood nnd brush lodged beneath the
lirst bridge over the river be removed,
so as to avoid danger wheu the high
water conies.
Aid. Worden suggested writing the
government agent, Kaslo, for the provincial authorities putting up their
share of the expense. He then moved
tbat the clerk do so. seconded by Aid.
Madden, and the motion carried.
Aid. Madden.l'orthe health committee, reported that 0. Lie'oel was able
to be around.
Council adjourned. *.
t'l.llillf flalSiti'lcr*.
Wily .slo.-kbrokers are ever on th"
alert to capture tho unsuspecthi,'
■Sucker, A. smooth, polished gain? to
that end is Ix-i.i .* worked by P. 0*
K'lllniHii ft (.'■"».. fiscal agents, of Wall
sire.-!. New York.circulnrs from whom
have been received here offering stock
in the Imperial Corona Gold Mining
00., of Idaho. Fifty thousand shares
are offered to the public at K> cuts a
share, a 80 per cent commission being
given to agents. One dollar invested
will, according to all thoir expert-.
bring $40 return. The. ore assays S72Q
to th? ton in gold: milling average
$100, besides concentrates; and the
engineers would not be surprised if it
would average$200 with depth. Thousands of tons of ore are in sitrht and
the cost to mine and mill is onlv $2.50
congregation when he arrived have
been practically wiped out, aud the
list of members has been increased.
Mr. aad Mrs. Simons take with them
the respect and esteem of the populace.
Lngton    Hotel,
SLOCAN,   B.  C.
L. H. KNOWLES, Proprietor.
This popular hotel is convenient to the bouts aad trains.   The dining room
is sir.-Ml? up-to-date while the bat* is supplied with the bsst in the market.
Travelling men, using Rumple Rooms, $2.50 per dm* -
wltliaui Sample Rooms,$2; board $8 per week; mcah-35
a Ion.   .shares in  this
veritable mint
may be had for only 10 cents! What
a snap '. And yet' the gold-bricked
suckers will afterwards say mining is
not a paying investment.
Death of J. II.
Old-timoi's hi re were painfully surprised on .Saturday lo learn of the
death of J.H.Cavanah at Lothbridge.
He was at one time a resident of Slocan, having been engaged in lhe mercantile business iu the building now
occupied by the Victoria Hotel. Deceased was' manager for the Hudson
Bay Oo. at Lethbridge, and death resulted from an operation for an internal ailment. He was a man widely
known and respected. A widow and
six children Survive,
Nelson   Conservative  Association   Plnce
Themselves »u  ItocOlfl.
In Nelsou there has always existed
a bunch of disgruntled and dissatisfied
men who claimed to be Conservatives,
and who, unless things came their
way, raised a fuss and endeavored to
iniike trouble for their fellows of Untrue ilk. In the last provincial campaign they abstained from assisting
the party nominee,but he nevertheless
triumphed at the polls, having been
bucked by the full weight of the stalwarts of the Conservative Association.
Lately this disgruntled faction sought
tu form a new association, at the same
time seeking to impugn the motives
of, tho parent body as hostile to the
cause of the party and the government
of tho province.
To offset the mischievous machinations of the combination.the executive
of the regular association met on Monday and drafted the appended statements, which were ordered sent to Sir
'"Yules Hibbert Tupper.Hoi). Richard
...Bride, A. H. MacNeill, J. Schole-
tiold, Hon. C. H. Mackintosh, and the
member for Nelson:
Iu view of the false statements recently made as to the loyalty of the
Nelson Liberal-Conservative Association, and especially the attempt of the
dissentient minority at a public meeting held in the board of trade rooms
on the iith inst., to misrepresent the
attitude of the association, the executive hereby declares:
1. That this association did at the
last provincial election faithfully support and work for the success of the
Liber d-Cousorvativo government:
2. That in consequence of what was
con.-,iiicred by the constituency as a
whole the unfair treatment of the
ibember for Nelson by t!io lieutenant-
UOVaroor and the premier in connection '.villi a cabinet appointment, this
association did, on Nov. "ilst, 1VHI3, re*
fuse to support ft resolution.of confidence in lhe government.ih» reason
being-its desire to show Its-disapproval of the action of the leader of the
government in llut. oue paiticular.but
without any intention of placing itse f
iu avowed opposition to the government. Furl her. the motion referred
to was introduced against the advice
of the president as being inopportune
whilst public f'-.-ling was excited at
the incident, aud in addition the introducer of bhe motion had not himself
lieen a supporter of the. party and did
not work or vote to place the government in power.
8. This executive declares that the
association is in all party matters a
loyal supporter of the party and government, both in provincial and dominion politics, notwithstanding anv
statements to the contrary. P. *T.
Starkey, president; D. M. Maedonald.
secretary; W. Bl&kemore, A. .1. Marks,
R. Weir. W. E. McCandlish, .1. Hepburn, W. Irvine, J. A. Irving, W. J.
Macnab, J. .1. Malone, J. W. Holmes,
S. M. Brydges.
A Spring
Nothing delights the
eve more than a line
fitting,    up-to-date,
stylish suit of clothes
A new selection of fine
Grey & Black Worsteds
of Ihe latest designs
just    been   received.
A Few Lines of Gents' Furnishings
are still left from the stock
of the late A. David and they
must lie sold off at once.
Main Street, Slocan, B.C.,
Store:   Next door to Postoflice,
CatthollOl Will   llllll.l.
The Catholic congregation here purpose erecting a new church this summer. They own two lots on the went
side of Harold street,close to Fletcher
avenue, having purchased theni a year
ago. Father Jeannotte states his
people have iiionev in the treasury,
and have considerable church fixtures,
so it will take  but   little more lo  paj
for construction.   The new building
will be in keeping with the needs oi
the congregation,
Appointed nt i.i.nt.
Sloean's dignity as a city has been
saved, but onlv by a mighty close
inargin. The government has at last
supplied th • burg with police and
license commissioners, last weeks
Gazette containing the momentous
announcement. The honor has fallen
upon Aid. Smith and George Nichol,
Mayor McNeish making the thud.
Both appointees have, been there before.
Must Pay tip Today.
Pre-emptors of crown lands must
have their back payments and taxes,
with interest, paid up by today, otherwise their records will be cancelled.
During'the week a number of Bottlers
in this locality have made good their
delinquencies and will save their properties. The government is taking
energetic action to collect all monies
due them from every source.
Creek Work Commenced.
Harvey Fife got tho piledriver into
shape this week and  made a star! on
the protective works to Springer creek.
He lias been delaved Owing lo the
snow and even yet has to slii-h round
in it. Tho contract is to be completed
bv May 1, and unless something unforeseen occurs will be finished on
time.   The creek is rising rapidly.
Shingle mill Kim-tulip.
On Monday  men  went to work  at
the local shingle mill overhauling the
machinery and getting things in shape
for starting up.    Steam _ was go
yesterday and ihe machinery sta
Several of the old   hands   are al work
and the bitlanceof the en w coin.- From
body in the No. 4 workings had widened out to two feet. It is immediately below the big chute struck in the
No. 3. The ore is vory high grade.
About 20 men are employed at the
Lui-ge Works to be   llullt,   nlso u Load
The Fernio Free Press states the
indications point to a zinc smelter being built at that place. As has been
known for somo time tho choice of the
location lay between Frank and Fernie. The latter, Mr. Fenian admits,
possesses every advantage, excepting
in the price demanded for fuel.
To understand the matter correctly
it must be remembered that a zinc
smelter uses only slack coal. The
slack is used in the by-product ovens,
where it is converted into coke and the
coke is afterwards used in the furnaces. The zinc smelter would use
100 tons of slack a day throughout
the year, and that amount would probably be increased to 800 tons a day
by the third year. At Frank the slack
is not valued as highly as it is at,
Fernie, for the reason that the coke
plant is not built at Frank, while in
Fernie the plant is in operation and
the slack is estimated nt coke valuation, less the cost of 'abor. Therefore
a considerable difference exists in the
two rates ipioted Mr. Fernau. Every
otlier detail has been arranged between Mr. Fernau and the Crow's
Nest Coal Co., and the latter is now
considering an offer from the former.
in which a compromise in the price of
slaok is suggested. Mr. Fernau does
not ask as low a price as quoted by
Frank, for the reason that Ferine
possesses a material advantage in
transportation rates.
lt is believed the coal company will
agree to the compromise suggested,
even if they do not realize so much
from the slack as they would otherwise by converting it into coke. The
company is anxious for the location of
the industry at Fernie.for the indirect
benefit that will spring from it and
from the impetus it will have in bringing kindred industries to the place,
The announcement made some time
ago that, Mr. Fernau had given up his
project of interesting Belgian capital
in a lead smelter for the Kootenays
wis made prematurely. He has nqt
given up the idea, but on the other
band he is working steadily with that
object in view. More than that, tin-
site for tin* smeller if the plans materialize will be at Fernie.
The whole matter resolves itself
into a question of transportation rates
on lead ores. The C.P.R, is asked to
haul ore to Fernie at half the present
rate ou fii"l for western points, It is
believed the C.P.R. con afford to do
this, as the traffic from Fernie is nearly all westward and the cars return
This smelter will mean the initial
expenditure of one million dollars for
plant, etc.. and a steady and increasing payroll for the staff of employees.
It is stated tin- smelter will on the
start treat OOD tons of lead ore per
A Ha.I Mudslide.
A bad mudslide took place on the
Slocan river branch road, close to
Winlaw, on Tuesday night, and played havoc with the track. Upwards of
300 feet of the roadbed was taken out
and carried into the river, the rails
being twisted or broken. Wednesday's
train from Nelson was cancelled, no
mail coming up for the Sloean, and
several local people were detained in
the county* town. A numiier of through
passengers arrived in here Wednesday
and had to remain over till next day.
Yesterday word was brought up of
a still larger slide nearer this place, so
tliere is no telling when the train will
arrive here.
l.a.t Yeur'* Shipment* Were 1 :'■■•,':, Ton*—
A Il.-iiltliv Kvifleneo of the Life au*
Wealth of tho Camp—Ottawa U the
lSlR'gcst Shipper.
The Ottawa succeeded in loading a
car of ore this week, lieing the only
shipment, from the division. Any attempt at handling ore over the roads
now is a heartbreaking job. Nothing
has commenced to move from the Enterprise. To date shipments total 4.r*"2
For 1908 the ore shipments from
the loeal division amounted to 1889
tons, made up from 17 properties.
Following is a full list of the shipments this year to date:
>;i\r. . WKKK.
Ottawa      22
l'ort llo]ie	
Black I'rince	
Clack Fel	
it  ut)
Mini laa Hoof 11.
Wednesday's Kelson train got as far
rs the Junction and then went back
to tin- citv, taking the mail and most
of the passengers.   Five local men.
The Highlander, at Ainsworth, is to
start up.
The Texas lost its cabins by a slide
this week.
Kossland mines last week exported
6148 tons of ore.
Shipments of ore have been resumed
from the Le Hoi.
The Fisher Maiden, Four Mile, has
reduced iis force.
Operations are shortly to lie resumed at the Jackson concentrator.
A settlement is insight between the
Last Chance and AnuTican Boy.
The mines of tho Boundary camp
last week handled 15,480 tons of ore.
It ts on tin* bard* for zinc reduction
Works established on the Bosun.
The lessees of the Oinderella-Med-
ford have shipped their seventh carload of ore.
Sandon mines last week shipped
283 tons of ore, 96 tons of which was
zinc from the Payne.
The Ottawa got out a carload of ore
this week and a second is beiug handled as far as the transfer.
The crosscut on the Myrtle has
passed the 300 foot mark, and will
reach the ledge next month.
The breaking up of rawhiding has
caused the Blue Bird to shut down
and the Sunset to cut its force.
R. I. Kirkwood took a couple of men
up this week to work on a claim ho
owns at the month of Ten Mile.
The small force at the Howard Fraction came down on Friday, the bad
trails preventing supplies going in.
The ore streak lieing followed in the
No. I tunnel on the Ottawa isojtrn
high grade, containing much native
The O. S. Lumber Co.'s mill at the
head of the lake commenced cutting
material last week for the new Monitor concentrator.
Poplar citizens are excited over the
find of a pocket of gold nuggets in the
ledge' of the Luckv .lack, the value of
the yellow stuff being set at S1000.
The Spokesman-Review reports the
Legal, on Lemon, bonded for upwards
of $250,000. An extrn 0 has been u.-ed,
causing a mistake whieh otlier papers
Messrs, Smith, Anderson, Allen, Savage and Roger*, eaiiie iqi lo lhe slide
on the work train and then walked
home. They were refused the use of
a handcar, and deemed themselves
fortunate iu being permitted to use
the track.
iu the country ltavi
and it has set the
camp a-elaeking.
of th
U.-III.M .-.I to r.ilitionton.
Fo,*. Win. S.mons, pastor of Kuox
church, with his wife and family, are
1 Faring this week for their new home in
Edmonton, he having secured a mission near lhat town. Mr. Simons, in
the IS months he  has  been lice, ha*.
OTS88SKKKKK8OT ' «■* K^^StiS toSS1«the
Sahno.    Orders
are on hand.
2,000,1 «X) shingles
County I'nui't.
A-number of cases from here came
before Judge Forin in county
Nelson, on Mondav. Provost oases
C.P.U. gat'nishees; stands to the next
court by consent. Norcross vs Koch,
settled out of court. Johnston v-
Murphy, adjourni-d until the next
Ore llmly Wllloneil Out.
Manager Mcl'hee of, the Ottawa reported ou   Wednesday   that the   ore
.*. DlMutreui Slide.
A disastrous  slide  occurred east ol
lievelstoke on Monday, wreckiug the
private ear of Supt. Kilpatrick. Trainmaster T. Downie and  anothei
K. J. McPhee has not got the gout.
The K i*v S. road has been damaged
in three or four places by slides.
A slide near Alamo put the Nakusp
road out of business for the greater
part of the week.
Aid. Smith left on Thursdav fur a
week's trip to Crow's \i--t mid adjacent prairie point-.
A slide look   out llu- K. t\. S. lo slli-
at the Payne on Tuesday, and did a
man ! lot nf other damage.
were killed and Kilpatrick seriously
injured The latter was one of the
original owners of the Speculator, in
this camp.
Silver limitation..
Following an- the quotations for bar
silver on the various days during the
week since last issue:
Thursdav     *ri-U cents
Friday*.    m   "
Saturday    58s    "
Monday    581    "
Or. Ciouini and J. IJ. Cameron havo
been gazetted police and license-commissioners for Sandon.
11. M. Walker lost bis residence at
New Denver by lire on Tuesday morning, the blaze catching from the stove
pipe,    lie and his  lather saved a few
.!. J. lluniphrev. one of Uie first
capitalists to exploit the Slocan, i ed
in Portland last Friday, agod 46,   He
was a uin
lirector of the Rambler Ciiribos
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"Aren't you going to answer my
question? Won't you take me with
Clifford Vane turned with surprise
ns he heard the voice. A girl witb
deep brown eyes and hair in which
there was a tint of gold was standing
beside the boat, her skirts blown out
against her slender figure. The fluttering sail had made so much noise that
Vane had not beard the girl before.
He frowned unconsciously, for he was
ln no humor for company.
"It's too rough today. There's a
nasty sea running, and you'll get wet
through," he answered.
"As if I cared for that! And it it's
so rough why do you venture out?"
"Because I want to. Because lt suits
my mood."
The words sounded rude, but Mar-
jerk- Wlnthrop knew from the intent
expression on Vane's face as he gazed
out on the black clouds, the sullen
green water ot the bay and the wind
blown whitecaps that he was speaking more to himself than to her.
"And If it suits my mood?"
"You with moods, child?" Vane said
wonderingly. "What can you know of
thoughts black enough to suit with
such a day. Go back to your dolls or
read your pretty fairy love stories and
believe in their truth as long as you
can," he added bitterly.
"You think because I'm only seventeen I'm not to feel and think."
"Think only of pleasant things."
"But if the day suits me it ls pleasant. Please take me."
"What will your mother say?"
"She won't care. She only thinks of
Edith. If lt was Edith, now, it would
be different, but I'm not such a valuable cargo. No one will bother about
There was a quaver in the girl's voice
tbat • ride Vane look at her. Sbe was
looking out over the yeasty water with
misty eyes and set moutb.
"All right," said Vane after a moment's hesitation. "I'm ln a reckless
mood. Let fate take care of us. What
will be will be.   Jump ln."
e        e        e        e e        e e
It was gusty day, and the Dot, too
light for suel weather, her lee rail almost under water, staggered under the
flaws, every now and then burying her
nose Into the rollers and sending a
shower o. spray into the boat. Vane
had ull 1 a could do to manage her and
for a time forgot his companion and almost b's gloomy thoughts ln the grim
pleasuro of his contest with wind and
storm lushed sea. It wus Edith Wlntlirop he vas thinking of, the woman
who bad .ed him on to love ber and
tben thrown liliu over for another man.
■ Edith did not care. Every one must
be criflced for her amusement—yes,
evi - this child, her sister. At the
thought be glanced at the girl where
she sat poised out to windward, like
some sp'-I? of the sea, her hair blowing
ln the .vind, her cheeks aglow with excitement, her eyes fixed with a far-
nwt.. look on the horizon. Vane had
never noticed how pretty she was before, lie bad always thought of ber
as a mere child, and, lo, she was a woman. What was she thinking of? he
As if in answer to the question, Mar-
Jorie turned and met his eyes for an
instant and then looked awuy.
"You've heard of Edith's engagement?" she snld.
"Yes," answered Vane, setting his
teeth hard. "I only found it out to-
"I knew it weeks ago. You thought
she cep d for you?"
"You might bave known she didn't.
Van Allstyne ls a richer man than you
—in money. It's wealth and power she
wants, and attention nnd admiration.
Lovel She doesn't know what it
means. And you thought she hnd a
heart!" cried the girl. "This sea has
"I know lt now," said Vane, "when
It's too Inte."
"And you—enn you cnre for her still?"
asked Marjorlc nfter a silence.
"Yes—at leust I cnre for the Ideal I
thought her."
"What did you think her?"
"Brave, courageous, noble henrted,
with a soul as beautiful as her body, a
comrade for a man, to face with him
the storms of life, a woman tender and
true, to fight for and dare for. I would
hnvu tried to give her everything she
wanted. No uniu can love her as I
do—and now"— Vane laughed bitterly
us nn ending to his sentence.
"Why did you come out today ln this
gale?" snid Marjorle. "Is your life
so worthless to you tluit you would risk
it becnuse a thoughtless wouiuu has
wounded you?"
"My life! What does It matter? I
don't care."
"I thought you didn't," returned the
girl gravely. "I knew you didn't. Thnt's
why I came. I couldn't let you come
"And you came becnuso you
"You would be reckless?   Yes."
"And you were not ufrnld?"
"No. Why should I he? I knew you
would tnke cure of uie- If not of yourself." Tho girl smiled nt him con-
llilently. "I am perfectly safe with
you," she milled.
So Marjorle had risked her lifo for
him. so thnt In his desperate humor he
nhould not go alone. But how enme
•':'*. n mere child, to understnnd? Sho,
tat least. bad a heart to mnke some man
■ y. And bere he was putting her
.'-*■ «-. ri.e> mercy ot the sea to gratify
■   m** twA ot bitterness.    Well,
lie must get ner nouio nt once—then—
Van thought he did not much cur*
what happened afterward.
lt was blowing harder ns Ynne enme
about nnd slacked the sheet for the
run to thc fur distant boutliouse and
the hotel on the hill. They were going before the wind now, the boat rolling dangerously in thc clutch of the
sen, the waves behind following with
hungry jaws and threatening every
moment to engulf them.
With braced body and strained muscles, every sense alert, Vane gripped
the tiller, striving to hold the bout
against the swirling buffets of the
waves, his one thought to get her safe
to land. Every moment the wind increased, every moment the bay became
more tumultuous. Would they make
it? he wondered.
They were nearly opposite the boat-
house when there came a sudden whirl
of wind from between the hills ahead.
Vane hnd but time to cry a warning
when the sail jibed, thc boom came
swinging over with nn angry snarl, the
boat was flung upou her beam ends,
and the next moment be found himself entangled in cordage and buttling
for his life beneath the waves. With
desperate fingers he cleared himself
and came to the surface. And Marjorle—where was she? Good God!
Had she been struck by the boom and
made unconscious or killed, or had she,
too, been carried down by the sinking
For an agonized moment Vane could
see no sign of ber, and then he spied
ber just coming to tbe surface. She
was going down aguin when be caught
ber and started for the shore. It was
a long swim against a tide that seemed
to drag him down as if with clutching
hands, but Vane swore he would save
tbis girl who had risked her life for
him or lose her own. He could see people running to the boathouse uow nnd
getting out the boat. How slow they
were! Would they never come? His
muscles were giving out, his breath
came heavily, his limbs felt like lead.
Could he hold out? Tbey were wearing
fast now. He tried to revive his failing strength, to overmaster his weakness. The world grew black before
him, and then a strong arm gripped his
shoulder, and he and Marjorle were
lifted into the boat and rowed toward
e        e        e        e        e        e        e
In those days afterward, while Marjorle hovered between life and death,
Clifford Vane learned bow much he
could do for this girl, this girl he
thought was a child and now knew to
be the woman in nil tbe world for bim.
Gone was his love for Edith Wlnthrop.
He knew now tbnt he hud in her sister
all that Edith had seemed and more.
And there came a day when he was
permitted to see her.
He found ber on nn upper piazza of
the hotel clad in n soft blue wrnpper,
ber soft hair loose on ber shoulders,
and tbe smile her pule face held for
him gave him hope thnt in saving her
he bad found happiness.
Be Didn't Forget.
Many years ago, writes Mr. Thomas
Bailey Aldrlch in "l'onkapog rapers,"
a noted Boston publisher used to keep
a lnrge memorandum book ou a tuble
in bis private office. The volume always lay open, beiug the receptacle of
nothing more important than hastily
scrawled reminders to attend to tbls
thing or the other.
It chanced one day that a very
young, unfledged author, passing
through the city, looked ln upon the
publisher, who was also tbe editor of
a famous magazine. Tbe unfledged
had a copy of verses secreted nbout
his person. The publisher was nbscnt,
and young Milton sat down and waited.
Presently his eye fell upon the memorandum book, lying there sprend out
like a morning newspaper, and almost
In spite of himself he read: "Don't forget to £oe tho binder," "Don't forget
to mall E. his contract," "Don't forget
H.'s proofs," nnd so forth.
An Inspiration seized upon the
youth. He took a pencil and at the
tall of this long list of "don't forgets"
he wrote, "Don't forget to accept A.'s
He left his manuscript on thc tnble
nnd disappeared. That afternoon,
when the publisher glanced over his
memoranda, he wns not n littlo astonished at the last itcAi, but his sense of
humor wns so strong thnt he did accept the poem—lt reijulred a strong
sense of humor to do thnt—und sent
the lud a check for it, although tho
verses remain to this day unprluted.
SHU Wnallni,
Old Simon, ns we will call hlm, Is
quite U character In his way. He believes ln asking fur n thing until ho
gets it, nnd then- well, he Is inline-
ilintely in need of something else. lie
hus lived on the same estate ull his
life nnd until quite recently he wus
paying a merely nominal rent—£1 a
year—for the stiinll Cottage he occupied.
Simon, however, wnsn't quite satisfied. Whenever be paid an Installment
of his rent he culled his muster's ut-
tentlon to the fnct tluit this thing
wanted doing nnd that thing wnntt-d
doing to the property. At length Simon's muster decided on n hold move.
The next time Simon turned up with
the qunrtcr's rent nnil the ustuil list
of  suggested  repnlrs  the  owner  wns
prepared to meet him,
"Look here, Simon," he remarked.
'I've been thinking the mutter over, and
In recognition of your long and faithful
Service I'm going to mnke you a free
gift of the cottage ymi live In. From
this moment It's yours to do ns you
like with. Now, what do you sny to
"Tlinnk 'e, sir-thank 'e," returned
the old fellow. "An' now, sir, what
nhout that bit o' paint for the back
door? Ye*ll throw that In, o* course?"
—Loudon Answers.
"By Luellan Tatar*
Copyright, 1803, by T. C. McClure
Janet Allston quickly seized ber suit
case and started out as the train thundered into the Btntlon at the littlo resort, eager to make her escape before
Carrlngton, who sat ln the back of the
car, should espy her. In his party
she recognized a supercilious beauty
whose name had lately been significantly linked with his, and several
comfortable looking dowagers who had
come down, as she, to either stay with
friends or at the big hotel over the
regular Suturdny night bop.
She felt ashamed of her innumerable
bundles, each breathing its own secret
of chocolates, early hotbouse peaches
for dear Aunt Caroline, and some magazines.
Cousin Tom's happy, ruddy face was
not visible among the crowd of people
on the platform. She glanced around
ln desperation, anxious to secure the
services of a hackman to carry her at
once to her destination, but beyond a
few private vehicles there was nothing
Over her shoulder sounded Carring-
ton's deep voice and Lilian Royer's silvery, airy laughter. She started nervously, dropping the telltale parcel of
peaches, which scattered compromis-
lngly in all directions through the
"Let me help you!" Carrlngton jumped with alacrity to her aid, restoring
tho downy, pink cheeked fruit to her
An icy "Thank you" rewarded blm.
Womanlike, angry at the innocent offender, she felt like venting her displeasure on him.
"I suppose your cousin meets you?"
he inquired, pausing for a second as
the ladies accompanying him moved
"Oh, yes," she replied lightly, hoping
that he would not detect the delinquent's absence.
She squared her back on the group as
the Carrlngton trap, in the hands of a
trim groom, rolled noiselessly up, and
the ladles were helped ln. There was a
whir of rushing wheels, and a cloud of
dust indicated its flight down tbe country road. Tears of mortification and
anger welled up in her eyes. Were it
not so far she would walk tbe distance,
bundles, ault case and all. A black
speck was coming rapidly toward ber
far up the highway. It finally revealed
red and black wheels. A sensation of
mingled annoyance, pride and timidity
swept over her as she saw that, after
all, it was not her cousin, but Carrlngton, wbo had evidently lost no time in
returning from his stables.
"I suppose your relatives didn't expect you until the 5:30," he said pleasantly as he drove up. "I was afraid
you would attempt to walk the distance. Won't you let me drive you
"Thank you—I will wait for Tom,"
sbe said, blushing at the falsity of her
"I came back purposely to get you,"
he went on, ignoring ber discouraging
glance. "It's hard on the peaches.
They'll be overripe If you keep them in
this hot sun much longer. Come,
She hesitated visibly. "For the sake
of the peaches, then," sbe assented,
reaching blm her parcels.
"I will not question the conditions,"
he replied.
"It would be of no use," she answered in his vein, "for I never argue."
They drove smoothly over the white,
threadlike road, under the canopy of
trees, tu Iking Indifferently on superficial subjects, tbe man not insensible to
the charm of her laughing eyes and nut
brown face, the girl responsive to every
flash of his blue eyes and inwardly delighting in his slightest mannerism.
Between tbem lay the unconfessed joy
of a past Bummer time, when he had
been her constant attendant at this
samo place, until golden haired Lilian
Royer arrived one dny as a guest of
his mother. Involuntarily sbe sighed,
and the man, finding its echo in bis
own heart, repeated it.
"You will be at the hop tonight?" be
nsked as he deposited her at her destination.
"My frock Is here." She pointed to
her suit case.
"Your cousin said Egcrton was coming down too." He watched her fuce
narrowly as he spoke.
"A luter train," she said evenly. "I
decided to come on the 3 o'clock special."
He could make nothing of her explanation, however, us he thought her
words over nfter leaving her. Surely,
If report were true thut the two were
In love and to be murrled, It looked
odd thut they did not plun to arrive
on the same train. Ills mind revolved
on Janet's speech In spite of bis attempts to dismiss it
Jiun-t promptly thought no more
nhout hiin, unable long ngo to Iiud an
excuse for his changed behuvlor. Opening her suit cuse, she begun to drnw
out her small wardrobe. The articles
seemed peculiarly iinfiitnllliir. She shut
It hastily, intently scanning thc modest
Inltluls, "J. A." on the side. It surely
was hers, but how could It be when
liefore her wns n vision of Huffy, lnco
trimmed pink crepe do chine, with n
low cut bodice bordered with dainty
wild roses; pink silk stockings, n pink
fun, n rose sprny for the hnlr nnd down
In one corner n pnlr of high heeled pink
slippers? What hallucination of the
brain wns this, or was It the triumph
of an aggregation of the duy's annoy-
She laughed nnd cried hysterically.
They belonged to somebody else, but
sh» either h»d to wear them or remain
at home, ine ample dimensions ot
Aunt Caroline's dresses forbudo any
further consideration of them.
Like her prototype, Pandora, when
she opened the case she let the witches
out. The womnn who hesitates meets
the proverbial fate. By the aid of pins
the waist was adjusted trimly to her
more slender figure, the toes of the
frivolous slippers were stuffed out with
tissue paper, and the balance of tbe
toilet was made to her complete satisfaction.
The hop progressed as all similar affairs do where there is a sprinkling of
black coats and pretty girls. Janet,
promenading the room on Egerton's
arm, recognized a familiar white frock
coming toward her. With sickening
dread of an impending scene she saw
that its wearer was Lilian Royer, and
Carrlngton walked beside her.
"I am afraid there has been some
mistake in our suit cases," Miss Royer
cried sharply. "I don't see how it
could possibly bave happened. You
must have taken mine—by mistake."
Janet drew herself up ominously, indignant at the Insinuation.
"The initials were the same as
mine," she explained, with very red
cheeks. "To* all outward appearance
lt looked like my suit case. Since I
cnuie down here for the dance I had
no alternative but to wear this dress
or stay at home. It was no fault of
mine that the mistake was made, I assure you."
Miss Royer glanced contemptuously
at the white dress she wore. "I was
forced to wear yours," sho said, "not
having any other with me. I took my
sister's suit case, Mrs. Adams—Julia's.
She used mine, for lt held more. I nm
sure you will not object to coming
wltb me now to the dressing room and
"Certainly not," Janet said proudly.
Tbere was a frown settling on Cur-
rlngton's brow. He was conscious of a
strong desire to take Janet ln bis arms
nnd anathematize Miss Royer in forcible terms. But the sting of a broken
half promise and forgotten vows held
him aloof.
"What a little hypocrite she is!" Miss
Royer exclaimed to him ob she took
her across the floor. "She knew all
along it was mine." Carrlngton made
no comment.
Hnlf an bour later, after a solitary
smoke in a retired corner of tbe piazza, he came upon a little white figure
crying all alone.
"Janet," be whispered anxiously,
bending tenderly over ber, "don't cry.
Where ls that confounded Egerton?
He shouldn't leave you here alone."
She raised her head proudly, her tenr
clouded eyes flashing. "Why ulways
that man?" she cried childishly. "I
hnte him. I only want to be alone,
l'lense go nwny."
"You're not engaged to blm? You
dou't like him?" He could hardly accredit what his ears benrd. "They
told me the dny wns set and"—
Janet put a soft little hand over his
"You did not seem to care sufficiently to find out—the truth," Bhe suid.
"I was afraid of bearing the deathblow to my own hopes," he answered
her. "Janet"—he grasped hor hands
boldly ln his—"tel-. me now—I want my
fate settled at once—can't we go back
to that last sweet summer time and
start all over again, you and I? Can't
we, dear? And we'll let the world
know it tonight, so that tbey will leave
us alone hereafter.   Will you, Janet?"
The throb of the orchestra drowned
the silence. Currlngton put his arms
around her, nnd she did not protest
against it.
She 'Wae Gratefnl.
Mr. Brown's business kept him so
occupied during the daytime that he
bad little opportunity to enjoy the society of his own children. When some
national holiday gave him a dny of
leisure his young son was usually his
chosen companion. One dny, however,
Mr. Brown, reproached by the wistful
eye* of his seven-year-old daughter, reversed the order of things and invited
tbe little girl to go with hlin for a long
She was a shy, silent, small person,
and during the two hours' stroll not a
singlo word could Mr. Brown Induce
the little maid to speak, but her shining eyes attested tbat she appreciated
bis efforts to amuse her indeed, she
fairly glowed with suppressed happiness.
Just before they reached borne, bowever, thc child managed, but ouly after
a tremendous struggle with her Inherent timidity, to find words to express
her gratitude.
"Papa, what flower do you like best?"
she usked.
"Why, I don't know, my dear-sunflowers, I guess."
"Then," cried the little girl, beaming
with gratitude, "that's what I'll plant
on your grave!"—Woman's Home Companion.
No Green Cheeee Moon For Her.
The little girl wus on u visit to her
grnndfnther, a clergyman who is celebrated in the city for his logical powers.
"Oh, my! Only think, grandpa, what
Uncle Robert snys!"
"What does he gay, my dear?"
"Why, he says the moon is mnde of
green cheese.   It Isn't nt all, Is it?"
"Well, child, suppose you Uud out
"How can I, grnndpn?"
"Open the Bible ou the table and see
what it snys."
"Where shall I begin?"
"Iiogin nt the beginning."
The child snt down to rend the Bible. Before she wns hnlf through tho
second chapter of Genesis nnd hnd
read about the creation of the stnrs
nnd animals she turned to hor grand-
fnther, her eyes bright with the excitement of discovery, nnd snld:
"I've found It, grandpa. It Isn't true,
for God mndo the moon before be
mude any cows."
"HER"      *
....Copyright, 1WB, by T. C. McClure,
*»♦*»♦■»»•» I' I'-WI"!"I'*-H"IH"
The stagecoach slowly emptied Itself
as the travelers reached their various
destinutions, until only threo were left
to be strunded by a breakdown ut ti
cluster of houses culled n town. Two
of them were residents of the country,
neighbors returning from a business
trip necessitated by the bogus sales of
a bogus land agent, which hud Involved their property.
The third traveler was a woman
from a far New England town, whose
whole life, up to her comely middle
nge, had been spent In the rush nnd
turmoil of a monster factory. To ber
the wide, illimitable plain was u revelation of the vustness of God's domain,
nnd she brooded over it in silent,
dreamy contemplation. She smiled and
answered pleasantly when spoken to,
but hud volunteered no information
concerning herself, und Lee and Bnln-
brldge felt some curiosity us to her
They knew nobody in the sparsely
settled region beyond who was expecting company, and such au event
would be news for tlfty miles around.
She had accepted the detaining accident without worry or Impatience und
nfter supper snt on thc porch of the
small hotel, her eyes lixed in wondering awe upon the distant mountains,
beyond whose peaks streumed tbo
glory of the setting sun.
"She looks like home," Bnlnbridge
said, indicating her wltb a nod.
"She's that kind," Lee returned, with
the assurance of knowledge gained by
experience.  He wns it lnurrled man.
They lounged out and took a bench
near her.
"Going on witb the conch, nia'nm?"
Loo ventured ufter awhile.
"Why, yes," she replied pleasantly,
rousing. "I'm going out near Wul-
"Why, that's our postoflice! Just a
shuck, you know—store nnd postoflice
together. Aro you locating in thut
"Yes, quite near. And you are some
of our neighbors? That's good! 1
seem to almost know you. I'm Almlra
Burton." She laughed like a pleased
child nnd put out her bund us she introduced herself.
The men exchanged startled glnnces
nt the mime, but they shook hands
"I um Bob Lee; hnve a wife (best ln
the world) and four towhends. This
Is Wilsie Bnlnbridge, the old bachelor
who 'lived by himself,'" Lee weut on
"I'm glad there are children nenr. I
um going to mis.-; ours nt home so
dreadfully," she said.
"Maybe they won't be whnt you'd
call nenr," he lnughed. "Anythlng's
'nenr' out here Inside of twenty miles."
"Our quarter section ls two miles
south of Wallace, nnd the agent said
thcre'd be n railroad soon. I hope
you're not far awuy."
"You bought, I reckon," Bnlnbridge
snld. "Lnnd's nil been tuken up round
here ever so long."
"Yes, that's whnt the ngent said;
though It doesn't seem possible. Why.
it's Just one great ocean of hind out
here. I didn't realize there wns so
much—und nil taken. But Bomo folks
own miles, don't they?"
Biiinbridgc nodded, nnd she went on
with a depreentory smile at her former
Ignorance. "Our place seemed so big
—a hundred and sixty acres—and that
Is big when you've never hnd even a
garden spot—Just rooms and a tiny
mite of n dooryurd!"
"It does," Lee nssented. "I came
from that kind of a home myself—
hardware clerk and wife a teacher
back fii Ohio. Tell you, we stretched
out bere!"
He did not say that their "stretch"
covered several miles, as be might.
"We're going to raise cattle as soon
as we get started." She seemed suddenly to feel herself among friends nnd
ne.ghbors, who hud a right to know
the prospects and intentions of the
newcomers. "We think lt will be
easier for Tom, und we've heard lt wus
more profitable thuu ordinary farming."
"Tom Is, maybe, your husband?" Leo
Insluuated. ,
"Land, no!" she laughed, ber plump
face rosy, "lie's my brother -all the
folks I've got. I raised him, and, like
me, he's been a factory worker all his
life. He's mnrrled und hus two little
tots, so smart."
"Thomas H, and A. Burton-that the
names you bought under?" Bnlnbridge
queried, with a warning glance at Lee.
"Why, yes; bow did you know? Oh,
I expect you saw it in tho agents' list
of sules."
"Yes, ma'am, and I noticed particularly because that quarter is right next
to mc; In fact, just Into mine. Of
courso I felt nn interest in Btieh nenr
"Why, I'm renl glnd!" she suid
heartily; "renl glnd. I don't feel nt till
ns If I wns going nmong strangers,
meeting my neighbors this wuy."
"Are you going fo live there alone?"
Lee inquired boldly.
Her face clouded. "I must for nwblle.
I am going to hire a dugout or some
kind of shelter put up, mid I wnnt to
stnrt things ns soon ns I enn. Tom's
sickly, nnd he's dreadfully run down.
He couldn't be nlonc out here." A
glow of confidence lighted her eyes,
und sho continued: "We've been saving
n long time to get a home out ln tho
country Somewhere. Tom wns never
strong and tho Inst yeur or two lias developed consumptive tendencies, nnd
the doctors advised him to come out
In thia part of the west nnd live. They
say he ll got well aua be strong „.
ever.   ,We  got this h.nd  r™"i   >
through the agent, nnd ifs mi ......^
all i
and enough over to bring m„ „"ld f("
get some sort of shelter u,\i\
,*• start in
s soon ii,
I hopo
cattle.    I  thought  I  could huv      "
calves cheap, und I'll hire somJi     '
ing done nnd raise some grnln ,ZHi'
chickens.   They'll eome out ns       '""
we get enough to bring them
it won't be long, I'm so anxlouiT11.
Tom."   There wus a thrill of ,,,1,7*
sion in her voice.   "He cough?ft
s can hardly ge*
is wife, gopS ln
place part of the time and makes hi
rest off nnd stay with the children
must get them here us soon nn
times nnd some days can hardly e„,
his work.   Annie, his wife, COn» uV,
m.1*—,   «„»4.   „#   »K«    i._- .    fc   "  ">  till
"Yes, he needs to come," Lee said k
gnrding her with n sort of amawimiSi
"And look here," Balnbridge putt*,
"we'll put up your shanty nnd ,j0 Jg .
breaking, -and it shnn't cost yuu ." '
thing. We ulways do that for our new
neighbors, nnd I guess we can nJ.
up some calves for you, and you return
them wben you're all here und j
herd grows."
The tears rushed to her eyes, and sh,
exclaimed: "Oh, what big hearts yM
bave out here In this big country! ra
be the best neighbor you ever hai
There's lots I can do for»you If you ,„
"Yes, mu'iiin; I reckon tliere Is," \,\
said awkwardly, a wistful i>lty min-1
gling wltb the embarrassuient ln _,\
face. "
He strolled nway presently, nnd Let]
followed in obedience to a sly sign, and I
she relapsed into dreamy eouteniuit. I
tion, her heart warm with the klnduea I
of these new neighbors.
"Look here," Balnbridge snid navap. I
ly when they were out of sight, "if yM
let it out I'll kill you!" '
"That's   right,"   Lee   assured him. |
"What's   a  beggarly   quarter wctloj
anyway?   I'd cut 'em oft that much |
and welcome."
"But It's already cut off of mine," I
Balnbridge bristled jealously. —That
rascally blackguard! This ls only ou |
of the many pitiful cases ot his thin-
ing. But they've dropped right on to
their feet! I'll fix It bo they'll n(Rr
Lee gravely shook his bnnd, tin
burst out: "But Lordy, Lordy, the in.
nocence of it! Cattle raising on a quai.
ter Bection, and all the rest of It-
theni's tbe kind that fatten tbe rascals.
But she's good! I've got n good Wuv
an.   I know one when I see her."
"Yes, she's good," Balnbridge asserted absently. "Makes you feel like Sunday morning, and all the bells ringing."
"Ho, ho! I must tell Ellen that. SU
says you're a born poet uud only mvJ
a good woman to bring it out."
"Beckon I've found her," Balnbridge
grinned sheepishly, turning uway.
The   moon  was  diffusing n mellow
daylight when he returned from a long
walk ln communion with himself, lit
found  her still on the porch nnd ait
down in awkward silence.   Theu bete,
gun   abruptly:   "Don't  be frlglitentf
Miss Burton, at what I'm going toini.
My head's level; anybody round bora "J
tell you that.   I always know whall
want, and we do things quick out ben.I
Once when I was young I wss go!n||
to be married, but she died."   Be paw*I
o.l  nn   instant.    "Since that  I M'«|
found any one I wnnted till right now,I
nnd—and—I'm  waiting to be marri-dl
nny minute you sny so. If It's too qultll
I'll keep ou waiting, but I'm not gotB||
to let anybody else have you."
"Mercy!" she gasped in helpless w
prise, but with appreciation of bl
sturdy manhood gleaming ln her eya
"I   mean   anybody   out   here,"
amended.    "Of course if there's o»i
bnck there I'm out!"
She Bhook ber head; her face ow
vivid flume.
"Well, then, I think you can trust
me." He lenned toward her conxlnglj,
his strong hand swallowing hers. "Tom
and Annie and thc kids '11 be our next
door neighbors, aud if you get tired ol
me you enn go back to them." H;|
eyes twinkled.
She was still silent, and he went on:
"We've been together several days wi
hnve a pretty good notion of each otM
-and I'll feel like the bottom i.'-1
dropped out of everything if it isn't •
"1-1 guess It's a 'go,'" she it"*
"Glory!" he exclaimed, taking poaa*
sion of ber. "And see here-l'm foW
to telegraph money to fetch my brot-"
er-ln law out immediately!* UlveniH
kiss, little womnn."
Soil Wet »»• I*rr-
Wet soil ussumes n darker colortb"
dry because its particles tliun Ikk*oid*
sctnltruiispnrent, as Is the COM *
with a piece of wetted tissue pU*1
or ground gluss.
This Changs of color Is duo to the fi«
that tho Interstices between the grain'
of soil are Oiled with wnter, so t»
tho number of rellcctlng Biirfa«*
which In n dry condition Ksttsr t*
break up the light, are greutly teAM
in number. It follows that Hie -oU
amount of light reflected to the eye »
correspondingly diminished,
In short, ns tbe color simile of l.
object depends upon the proportion j>
light thnt is reflected for nil the W
that falls upon It, dry soil Is ll***-***'
shade than wet, which reflects e
light. Thut portion of Incident W
which wet soli falls to reflect **■
trntes below the surface, where »
lost or absorbed.
Flower of Ihe Air. ,
There Is a plant in Chile mid » J-Jj
lar one In Jnpnn culled the "n"*"
the nir."  It Is so culled because W«r
pours to hnve no root nnd 1» D
fixed to the enrth.   It twines roow
dry tree or sterile rock.   Viaen • ■
produces two or three flowers
Ilk* •
|lllllllH-l*.M    IWO    IIT    11IH.-U    >•*'  ..jf.
Illy-whlto, transparent nnd od*1" .
ous. It ts capable of being tranip»^|
000 to 700 miles nnd vegetst* **
travels suspended on a twtga     - ' THEDRIIiJ
SLOCAN,   B.   C.
l>e of Oolh  Hnuda.
rfrrn-i, are comparatively few people
l ,,.,,« use both bunds Indifferently,
t this Is a most sensible accomplish**
i' When one bnnd grows tired, the
"',''.' should be able to tnke up iho
.i*   for thus more enn be accom-
Xed without undue fatigue.   In the
polmiiical   departments   of   German
"Lois  the  boys  are  obliged  to do
I";- of  the  work   with   their   left
nds   They nre taught to saw, plane
lnd hummer equally well with both
is end to make largo circles on the
lackbonrd  Urst with one hand and
hen with the other, says Homo Notes.
Man, said to be the highest of nnl-
', is la the only one which cannot use
nt his limbs W,lth cqunl ease.   Man
,ges his ('->'es e(lua"y wo" nnt* *llB
' „ iut how few people can mnke
[heir left hands do even hulf of tbe
Wngsaccomplished easily by the right.
Ud this state of nffulrs is simply be-
taiise tho left hand Is not trained. The
U,M is generally not allowed to let lt
lo'its share of work, but ls made to
ml*u it idle while the right hand does
Ilie ftreater part of the work of the
Olid Cal Paste.
\ good cut—the kind you want to
Lave In luu house, If any—will bave a
bund, itubby pug nose, full, fat cheeks
(nil upper  Up and a  Well developed
hiiiim on the top of the head between
the ears,  betokening good nuture.    A
l]( cot that purs a good deal Is
Lit to be playful nnd good natured.
By all means to be n voided ls a cat
■vitli  tliiu,  sliurp  nose  nnd  twitching
Inrs,   It must be remembered ulso tbat
good niouser Is not necessarily a gen-
lle or desirable pet.   Although any good
tnt will catch mice If she is not over-
cd, quick, full, expressive eyes geuer-
||y betoken a good mo-.'ser.   The great
Mistake und probably the most eom-
jiiou one in tho cure of domestic cats
Is overfeed ing,  particularly too much
peat   In wild life the cat has exercise
kvliich enables her to digest her food.
Ia the lazy house life the same full
..piling leads to stomach troubles and
|o tits.       	
A Paradox.
"Will you please Insert this obituary
lot Ice?" writes u correspondent to tbe
siller of u lending daily pnper. "1
nake bold to usk It because I know
\he deceased had mnny friends who'd
glad to hear of his dentb."—London
Snoiild Russians still nnd it disagreeably cold at Port Arthur, it is   because  Togo   is   not   doing   his
st  to make it hot for them,
.At Blackburn Sarah Kv.uis,  a girl
b! ii. was found drowned in a canal,
id the only explanation (riven of the
id affair   is that the child hud  been
scolded for    playing truant.
Deafness Cannot Be Cured
Sy local application* at they cannot reach tha
dlaeeaed portion of th« tar.   Thera la unly on*
aay to cure deafness, and that Is by conatltn-
IJUonal khihIIb.   Deafness in caused by an toned condition et the  mucous linlnj ef  Um
Uattaclilan Tub*.    When this tube la In .lamed
ynu have a rumbling sound or tmperfeut bear-
Ins, and when tt Is entirely closed. la
lhe result, and unless the inflammation can ba
token out and this tube restored tn Its normal
pondltlon,   hearing  will   be   destroyed   forever;
line cases out of ten are caused by Catarrh.
vhlch Is nothing but an Inflamed condition of
he mucous surfnres.
We will give One Hundred Dollars for any
•» of Deafness (caused by catarrh) that .sealant he cured by Hall's Catarrh Cure.   Bend for
|clrculars, free.
F. J. CHENEY A CO., Toledo, a
Rold by all druggists, *iuc.
Ilall'a Family l'ills are the best.
Thomas (lillwrt, nged 45. the Essex
^'ingistrnto who suicided lately at Hir-
enhead after an Ineffectual effort to
Ihhnot un actress, was looked upon as
inslderable of a mystery In the Col-
rhestar district, near which he at one
It une resided.
Too Many People Dally With
Jatamh.- It strikes   one lilta a thunder-
*SO    develops   with
■Other   disease   does.
rapidity   that  no
Dr.    Acnew's   Cat-
■•"hai Powder la tha rudiral, oulck. aayta
■ainl pleasant cure thut tha iliseaa* de.
liiinndH Vne the menus—prevent lu deep-
|».'niiiig nnil yenrs of distress. Don't
atii'ily with Catarrh. Agnew's Hves re-
|'"'I  In   ten   niiniites.    50  cents—9T
Horbeacn, Lincolnshire, Hoard of
.iiiiiiiiniis huv<- admitted Into tho
Brorkhouee an old man named Robert
JUack, who hns saved nine lives from
■irow-nlbg, but who from U'-hoalth
lvii*. iiiuilile to work, and was oblige*
W" Seek slielter. lie wa.s in pllBReS-
|n..n nf n medal nnd ii wateh pi.-sent-
|'-d tn him for saving life.
The thousands of people who
write to me, saying that
ICure -TKICLuns
cured them of chronic coughs,
cannot all be mistaken. There
must be some truth in it.
Tr; a bottle tor that confh el r»or».
l'rlcei: 8. C. Wells A Co. HO
25c- SOc. $1.   LeRoy.N.Y.,Toro«to,C»a.
ss ■ 1
, Liver Pills
That's what you need; something to cure your biliousness,
and regulate your bowels. You
[need Ayer's Pills. Vegetable;
gently laxative. U%.WJ--
Waot your moustache or beard
• beautiful brown or rich black? Use
Dodd's Kidney Pills Cured Strain
Caused by Heavy Lifting.
Wllllum Sliaram Telia of HU FreoartoM
Condition, and BU Bappy Releaee
From It.
Murray Hurber South, P.E.I., Apr.
4—(Special. )*-William Skara», who
keeps a gonerai store bero, ia one of
many hundreds iii Prince Edward Island who have been rescitod Irom
chronic sickness, and made sound and
woll by Dodd's Kidney Pllla. Mr.
Sharam, who is always glad to aay
a word for the remedy that did so
nnicb for him, relates his experience
as follows :
"I strained ray back with koavy
lifting, and the result waa urinary
and Kidney trouble, that left me ia a
ver*y weak state, and at times 1 got
so weak that I almost tainted, and
could scarcely hold up.
"After trying several other medicines without relief, I concluded that
it was a Kidney Disease I had,
and would find the cure in a Kidney
remedy, and decided to try Dodd's
Kidney PilU.
The result waa all that could be
asked. I used ten boxes all teld,
and can now enjoy sweet sleep without, being disturbed aa heretofore,
and my old troubles were banished."
Dodd's Kidney Pills cure all Kidney ills (rom Backache to Bright's
A Drunken  Man's Wil.
A drunken man who sought to buy a
ticket nt u theater box otlk-e wns denied the privilege. "What's matter?"
demanded the applicant. "What's mutter with me?" "Well, If -vou renlly
wnnt to know." responded the keeper
of the box office, "you're drunk." Tbo
frankness of this, reply had rather a
sobering Influence upon tho playgoer.
He gathered up bis money with dignity. "Of course I'm drunk," ho said
cheerfully ns be turned to go. "I
wouldn't come to see this play tt I
woro sober, would I?"
A Japanese Legend.
Japanese deities nre as kindly and
gentle hearted as the people themselves. Their story of tho crention ls
quaint Two gods (whose very lengthy
names mny be shortened to Izunngl
und Iznnnml). standing upon tbe bridge
of heaven, cast grains of rive nbrond to
dispel tho darkness. They then pushed
a spear down into the green plain of
the seu and stirred It around. This
spenr becumo tho axis of the earth,
started It revolving uud thus brought
about tbe dry land.
Qnlcle.l Tliem.
There is nn old story of Arthur Roberts, an English uetor, whieh Illustrates
how a little presence of mind muy save
lives. There had been an ulnriu of
tire lu the theater, and a panic seemed
Imminent. The uetor walked to the
footlights and addressed the audience.
"I,miles and gentlemen," he snld, "if
there was any danger do you think I
should be here?"
The Marquis of Tullibardiue Is helping to raise a troop of tno Scottish
Horse in Tiroe, and already a score
of men have given in thoir niuoes.
A smart recruiting party caught the
eye of tho impressionable Gnel, but
tlwuvs no blytheness among the girls
over tho now departure.
.i        *
Free and easy expectoration immediately
relieve.* and   frees   the throat   ard   lung*
rom viscid phleinn, and  a medicine *eA
promotes   this   is   the    heat    medicine   to
une for coughs, colds, inflammatio
of the lungs and all affections of tha
throat and chest. This ls precisely what
Rlckle's Anti-Consumptive Syrup is a
specific for, ami wherever used it haa
given unbounded satisfaction. Children
like It because it is nlensnnt. adults like
it because it relieves and cures the disease
From gay to usefulness—One of »
pair of chestnuts that pulled King
Edward through tho streets of &wai>-
sea twenty years ago now hauls roal
about tho streets.
The Warminster guardians, thnnvs
to newspaper publicity, have received
mnny applications from the unemployed of I^ondon, and have handed
tihein over to the farmers in want of
Pew baths are a fad In New York,
which nlways did liko cheap pleasure
notwithstanding its doeirc to create
tho Impression that it never has to
think about the money end of Its fan.
Raising Slaves  For Market.
"No slaves, no slaves," says the Atlas
Moor Impatiently, "nnd In the town
they are slow to ruise tbem." I wnnt
an explanation of tbis strange complaint
"What do yon mean when you say
they are slow to raise them?" I ask.
"In Marrakesb, now," he explains,
"dealers buy the healthiest slaves they
can find and raise as many children as
ls possible. Then so soon as the children are old enough to sell they are
sold, and wben the mothers grow old
and have no more children tbey, too,
are sold, but tbey do not fetch much
The infamy underlying this statement takes all words from me, but my
Informant sees nothing startling ln the
case and continues gravely:
"From six years old they are sold to
be companions, and from twelve they
go to the harems. Prices are good, too
high Indeed; $54 I must bave paid this
afternoon to purchase one, and when
Mulal Mohammed reigned the price
would have been $20, perhaps less, and
for that one would bave bought fat
slaves. Wbere there ls one caravan
now there were ten of old times."—
From "The Slave Market at Marrakesb," ln Harper's.
Marr MasdalcBe'a Grave.
Fifteen thousand pilgrims annually
visit St Bauue, ln Provence, not far
from Marseilles, where Mary Magdalene ls said to have spent tbe last thirty years of her life.
The legend, according to thc Nouvells
Itevue, runs that Mary Magdalene cams
from Jiidn-a In a small boat with Lata*
run, Martha, tbe two Marys and Salome, bringing with them the body of
St. Anne, tbe bead of St James the
Less and a few wee bones of the Innocents massacred by King Herod. But
from early oges this story baa been disputed, nnd the Abbe Duchesne, one of
the most erudite writers on the early
Christian saints and martyrs, considers that thn relics of Mary Magdelene
were probably sent from Constantinople nbout the seventh century. A
(Jreek breviary, however, speaks of tbs
sutnt as having died at Ephesus.
Nature's Sweet nefrala.
A former assistant secretary of the
Interior wbo lives ln Washington bears
the same name as a poet who hails
from Pennsylvanln. The ex-official received a letter which he considers a remarkable epistle. The writer confounded him with the poet and wrote:
Denr friend nnd statesman: I rite you
the earliest dnlt to be so clnd ai to do me
a fsfor. I haf trld all clnds of paten
m.-iiiHin for liart decease an no avail. I
read your littlo pomo on Hart decea DS"
'The hart which aad tumultui beat*.
with throbs of keenest pain
wil oft recover Its defocta
Thro' nut mn sweat refrane."
T hnf never trld un Injun doo but haf
look nil clnds of erbs. I now ask you to
send me by return male 2 bottles of your
medsln nature sweat refrano.  Bend to ,
— Postoflice, I'ii.
p. B.—I will sen prlso by return mala,
Ile Conld  Hear.
Grandfather (to .granddaughter)—I
think, dear, my hearing Is returning. I
fancy I cun hear John snoring on the
sofa over there. Granddaughter (shrieking through an ear trumpet)—That's
not Jobn snoring, grandpa. That's a
German band playing iu tbe street
Grandfather (savagely) — Send 'em
sway. I can't bear the noise.
Homniarn'a  Peculiarity.
On his eightieth birthday Theodor
Mommsen, tbe historian, received a
visit from a grout delegation of students, who murcbed out to bis home,
but he could not be induced to leave
his work te greet tbem. "Tbey see, me
every duy at the university," he salii
"Why do they want to disturb me
Love   mny intoxicate a man,    but
marriage sobers him.
A    woman isn't necessarily a thief
because sbe hooks a drees.
In Utah they do not appear to sec
anything singular about plural wives
Xo,   Cordelia,   the relict of a   man
who died from hay lever isn't a gras
If this strain keeps up the Czar
may feel inclines! to raise his own
A woman is almost as much n'raid
of a mouse as a man is of a millinery bill.
What a jolly old world th's would
be if all men practiced what tlu-y
Somo men have a keen sense of humor, judging by the pointless siories
they tSU.
China isn't particularly interested,
but it would like to dump Russia
into tne wash and^ run it through the
In pronouncing Gonerai l'flug tlu
P is silont, but unless he makes good
we may transform F into the silent
It is suid that tho Japanese have
no swear-words, but the UllSSians
probably more than make up for the
While the Dreyfus ense remains unsettled France doea not moan to bi
entirely overshadowed even if there is
a b'g war in progress. 6
Only the well-to-do can aBord to pes-
seas a medicine chest, but Or. Thomas'
Bklectric Oil. which is a medicine chest
in itself, being a remedy for rheumatism, lumbaaro, sore throat, colds, couehs
catarrh, asthma, and a potent l.enler for
wounds, cuts, bruises, sprains, etc . ta
within the reach of the poorest, oniitir
to Its cheapness. It should tie in every
Burglars have stolon thc plate used
in the Holy Communion Berries from
the Priory Church of SS. Peter and
Paul ut DunstitliU*. Bedfordshire. Nothing is sacred in tho eyes of tin-
bold, bad burglars.
How Dr. Von Stan's Pineapple Tablets Olve Instant Relief.
They're handy to carry-take ona alteT
eating—or whenever you leel *.lomiicn
distress coming on—sufferers have proven
it tne onlv remedy known that will give
instant relief and permanent cure—no
long tedious treatments with questionable results—best for all kinds of stomach troublea.    as cents.—VO
Tho coroner of Hackney snys that
when an inquest is necessary on a
vory old peraon there it is found that
they have boen in a workhouse or tin-
infirmary. Tiioro nro hero suggestions
about the ordinary life af Hackney
that oro no gilt-edged
Shirt waists and dainty
linen are made delightfully
clean and fresh with Sunlight Soap. •>
II Is the fenrn that haa stood the test ot ttme-etamds the heaTteet strain-nevs» SOt
sags—the standard the world over.   Order through oat local agent or direct from na.
THI PAGE WIRfc PENCE P^ LIMITED    . iraiisa-rtiie. •««.
«»a.    St. Jeha. I.e.
Fenl Breath and Disgusting Discharges.
Due to Catarrh, Make Thousands of People ohjeets of Aversion. Dr. Agnew's
Catarrhal Powder Believes In 10 Minnies and Cures.
Hon. George Jaaaee, ol Scrantaa, I'a.,
says : "I have been a martyr to Oatarrh for twenty years, constant hawking
fl dropping in the throat and pain in
head, very offensive breath. I tried
Agnew's Catarrhal Powder. The
t application gave instant relief. After' uslnc a few Mottles I was cured
Bold by all druggists.
Us* Dr. Agnew's Heart Our* Fer Heart
Stomaoh and Narvea. SO
The government has decldwl to for-
tifv the Island of Fofonsny, at the
extravagant price of £(vx>o, and when
the work is completed the safety of
tho   West Highlands will Im assured.
There never was and never will be a
universal imnacea. in one remedy, tor all
ills to which flesh Is heir— the very nature ol many curatives being such that
were the eehna of other and dlflerentlv
seated disease rooted In the system of
the DatUnt—what would relieve ono 111
In turn would agcravate the other. We
have, however. in CJuinino Wine, when
Obtainable in sound, unadulterated state,
a remedy for many and j-rievous Ills. Ily
its eruiiuiil and luilicioUK use the trailost
systems are led Into ronvalesccni-e ond
strength by the Influence which -Quinine
exerts on nnture's own restoratives. It
relieves the drooping spirits of those
with whom n chronic state of morbid
despondency and luck of interest In life-
is a disease, and bv tranauili/lng the
nerves, disposes to sound and refreshing
sleep—Imparts vigor to the action of the
blood, which, being stimulated, course
through the veins. strengthening the
healthy animal functions of the system,
thereby mnkinir activity a necessary result, strengthening the frame and p-iving
life to the digestive organs, which naturally demand incres-d substance—result
Improved appetite. Northrop A Lyman
ef Toronto, have given to the public
their Superior Quinine Wino at the usual
rate, and, gauged by the opinions ol
scientists, the wine approaches nearest
perfection of any in the market. AU
druggists sell lt.
Tne Arctic expedition ship Windward, which brought Nansen back to
Europe somo years ago, has no.v joined the Dundee fleet ns a whaler., It
is useful at any rate this time.
Port Arthur does not appreciate
thosf* little favors t*at Japan i> ^end-
inp; on tho half-skoll.
If a woman has a pretty face no
man on earth enn tell you what kind
of clothes sho has on.
The Hon. Talbot Kice, tlie vicar of
Swansea, says that if ho had more
money he could preach sermons, as
beggiBR letters for church work now
occupy a lot of his time.
—Immediately they wero oOered to tne
public. Parmelee'a Vegetable rills became popular because of the good report they made lur themselves. That
reputation has grown, and tlii*y now
rank among the tirsl medicines lor use
in attacks of dyspepsia and biliousness,
complaints of tho liver und kidneys,
rheumatism, fever and ague and the Innumerable complications to which these
ailments civo rise.
In 228 trades union* in Kngland,
with a membership of 560,000, 0.7 per
cent, were unemployed at the end of
last year, as compared with 5 ** fer
cent, of 224 trivdis unions with a
membership of 552,415 nt tne end of
Vegetable Tills regulate the action ol
thc secretions, purilv the blood and keep
the stomach and bowels free Irom deleterious matter. Taken according to direction thev will overcome dvspepsia.
eradicate biliousness, and leave tre di-
eestivo organs healthy and strong to
perform their functions. Their merits
are well known to thousands who know
hy experience how beneficial they are in
iving tone   to   thc   system.
It is now the turn of Rraintroo, Ks-
•ex, to be overrun with rats. It is
common experience to have to pet up
of Biirhts and beat them of! tho bed.
Oheerful exercise !
Warrior WoeSas-Throngh •)■•». eold
and exposure many a brave soldier wfeo
left nis native hearth as "fit" as man
rnuld be to ficht lor country's honor.
lias been "invalided home" becnuse of
lhe vulture of tho battle ground—Rheumatism. South American Rheumatic
I'ure will absolutely cure everv case of
Rheumatism in existence. Relief in six
hours —98
Mrs. Hannah Coleman. 0! I'leevo.
rear Yntton, Somsrstoshiro, has just
celebrated her 103rd birthday. The
old lady, who retains her faculties
and keeps wonderfully well, is attended by her widowed daughter, who is
heraolf nearly So. Seams n wry nice,
healthy place, doea OlsSVS.
You know the medicine thet
tiMkee pure, rich blood—*
Ayer'e Sarsiperlllt. Your
mother, grandmother, tU your
(oiks, used it.  They trusted
it. Their doctors trusted It
Your doctor trusts It. Then
trust It yourself. There Is
health and strength In it.
"I nffered tamrtbtr frees ln«tp«llo« aaal
thtn bleed. 1 term* or, relief sntll I -ess*
Arsr'a   SamparUla.   Sea*  bottles pasaa-
Hail, curjj-j^ JUKtt M(> -    mti
SIM a bottle.
Alld,n|ft.U.   __   foi>|
Ugflti ____,
Rich Blood
Must The Loveliest Bread'
i had just the loveliest bread from my baking
with yoar ROYAL HOUSEHOLD FLOUR; it couldn't
have been nicer- as white and light and sweet
as anyone could wish for."
The above is an excerpt from a letter received from a
user of-
We've got lots of somewhat similar communications-*.
•Sre'd like very much to have you try this Flour, and write
su yourself stating what YOU think of it.
Every user becomes a most valuable advertiser in some
manner, perhaps only by telling friends of the results obtained.
Your Grocer keeos it or will get it for vou.
a**w>m   You   SBulldln^c T      l*f  so,   %amm
Th* ■•»*
ipe>r IWIaide*.
It It very much stronger and thicker than aay ether (tarred or b«llt-
Ing) paper. It le Impervious to wind, keeps out eold, keep* Ip heat, eu*>
rtes no smsll or odor, absorbs no moisture. Imparts no taste or Saver to
anything with which it comes in contact. It la largely seed aot only lot
sheeting houses, but for lining cold storage buildings, refrigerator*. Salr-
les, creameries, and all places where Uie object Is to keep aa oe*M mmt
aallorm temperature, and at the same time avoiding dampneea.
Writs sap Agents, TEU A PERSUE, Winnipeg. Iop UMplw
Tho E. B. EDDY CO., Limited. HULL.
Avar's   Pills  «re  gently laxative.
They greatly aid the •irsaparffla.
A Strange Fiploalon.
A celebrated doctor iu Helms, white
visiting ii patient und listening to his
troubles, put bis bund in bis pocket
und mechanically rubbed together somo
pastils which were there. Suddonij s
slight explosion took place, and nt the
same time the doctor experienced s
sharp pnln in his bnnd. L'pon examination lie found that the bottom of his
pocket was burned out and that his
under linen was much scorched, while
one of his lingers wus nlso injured.
He remembered that lie had carrieil
in Ids pocket for some days two pastils
containing chlorate of potash nnd one
pastil containing chlorate of sugar.
Tlie last named wns broken into little
pieces, while of the potash pastils ons
was intact, but no trace could be found
of the other. It seems that the doctor
had rubbed tlie chlorate of potash pastil against tho chlorate of sugar pastil
nnd thnt nt the point of contact a smnll
quantity of explosive powder had been
formed. This had ignited, with the result that the chlorate of potash pastU
had been instantly decomposed.
Tor Those   Who  Read.
Ill one of Mr. Mabie's literary talks
be submitted the six following admonitions for those wbo read:
Do not rend at random. Select your
books In advance.
Head intelligently nnd with foresight
Make n scheme for the seuson, not too
large to he worked out.
Rend books that Interest you. Follow the line of your taste unless your
taste Is wholly untrained. If it is,
read good hooks In different fields until ymi lind out what you care for most
[lave 0 boni; always within reach
and make the most of your spare minutes.
Head only good book:; and put your
mind on them. To get the best out of
books you must be able to remember
I>o no! make a task of feuding. Head
for enjoyment
A Turklali Serpent Superstition.
The people of all serpent ridden
countries have many charms, apella
and Incantations which they repent or
perform for the purpose of exorcising
■ticli obnoxious visitors, in Turkey everybody from the sultan to the guiuln
appeals to the serpent king, Cluih-Ml-
rnn. When they come lu contact with
n serpent, the tirst exclamation is "ln
the name of Chiib-Mlran, go uway nnd
bide thyself." Of course ("hali-Mlrim
bas been dead for centuries, but tbo
Turk argues thnt the serpents do not
know this. If they knew thnt they
were no longer under his Influence,
tbey would destroy the wholo human
Hot It.
J.lttlf* Wlllle-I'ii. Pa-Well, wbnt ls
It. Willie? Little Wlllle-ls writing a
profession or u disease?—Illustrated
1MKER, ths famous Nile BMploref:-
"M-wtou Abbot, De*/on. Dear Hire-1 hate
Ael.jed mv thank, al I wished to test the
effect of Hair's PilU by a suffloieat interval
of time.
"Fnr ten jeers I had aaffered aeelelr from
Oout snd life had lost ite attraction owing is
the uncertainty ot health and the anddeo
ri.itatlons ef the enemy, which prostrsted MO
for months, or weeks, according te the rirnleaee
ofthe attacks
'■Blair's Pills hars rendered sae Inane
■ertise, a*i I no longer fear aa attack of Qoet.
"For the last twenty moalks I hare keen
oomparstirsly  freo,   aa one er two atte»ttef
Tisltations ha»e been immediately   slssjaod
ont by the aieistanco of Blair's Pills.
"Truly yours, (Sifnsd) fAtt. W.
I.jmah thins Jb t wM KMUIt-Bl »••! IsrsnU
Tht Belt limit Co., Wlnttpr-i.
Th* ■srlln, Boi* h Wjr-an*** KA-, Wlaalps-f*
When Danger Signals
your liver out of order, con***]
stipation, or your stomach not
working right, it's a sign of.
distress which, unheeded, will'
lead to troublo—it ii time to
Sold Every where.     In boxes 25
Brush & C°-
TOatOJ-CTO.  -  OCftT.
The man who manages to koi*p out
of debt,  out  of juil and out  of  polities is a little above the avorags.
Ills Mlatatte.
lie—Bhe doesn't like ue. 1 attomntcil
iu kirn lior onee.
Shn-Uonv foolMi nf -rou: Why
didn't you Attempt to Uls.-j her twice?—
Philadelphia Ledger.
Lever's Y-/. (\vim<>  ifen.n   DUlnfeotant
Sunn   Powder Ih   lirttn- oilier  row
itort,  ns   It   Ih lioth  soal>     and    (tlhlnfeci.
nnt. 8*
Tn n London court recently iv young
gentleman of i(i admitted ki-jsinsr a
girl of 14 while they wero catching
moths In the pnrden after ilnrk, nixt
now every clrl In thnt district who
knows enough to como in when '.t
rnins Is hard at work s-tiutyintr rapid
method moth cultivation,
■ I
\t**f   N    —*    No   mtm-7*
~|».:■***-'•****- THK. DRILL, SLOCAN, B. C. APRIL '-->• 1901-
'' :!
C. E. Smtw-CRixaALE, Editor and Prop.
ILOCAT-J,      •      -        -        -      B. C*
L*t»l Advertising 10 cents a line for
the tint insertion ami5 cents a line each
subsequent insertion.
Certificates of ImproTetnent, $7 each.
Transient advertisements at same rates
as legal advertising.
Locals will be charged 10 cents a line
ier each insertion.
Commercial Rates made known upon
The Subscription is |2 per year, strictly in advance; 12.50 a year if not so paid.
Address sll letters to—
Slocan, B. C.
winds of dollars of public money wns
thus perverted to tlie purpose of electing a much-needed party follower.
The Ross government is surely the
limit, they having developed iiiacUine
polities to a fine art.
FRIDAY, APRIL 16th, 1904.
Capital evidences a disposition to
again invest in the camp. The knocker
should bt! violently suppressed, for
the district has suffered more than
■e.iough from his deviltries. Encourage
investment; no maty here has any too
much money.
No man has a right to stake out a
timber limit over previously exit-ting
mineral claims. In so doing a cloud
may temporarily lx* placed on the
title to a prospector's property, perhaps interfering with a deal. Timber
stakers in a mining camp are apt to
cause mischief.
The resumption of operations at the
local shiugle mill and a commencement on the protective works to Springer creek are among the activities of
the week. The Drill is hopeful of
making otlier pleasing announcements
shortly. Now the ball has begun to
roll, keep it going.
Population is pouring into Manitoba
and the Northwest Territories at a
truly surprising, but nevertheless
gratifying, rate, the influx being of
much greater proportions than anticipated. The settlers are of the very
best class, requiring no state aid to
establish their homes. Thousands
are coming from the British Isles, aud
these may be depended on to give iv
strong foundation of loyalty and pat
riotism to Canada and the Empire.
I^one the less acceptable is the still
larger immigration under way from
the United States. Railroad officials
at St. Paul specify them as the best
class of horaeseekers ever seen passing
that point. All have money and are
well equipped with household effects
and stock. These, too, will become
loyal and sturdv citizens, finding under the Union Jack a fuller enjoyment
of those liberties so dearly prized beneath the Stars and Stripes. From the
manv thousands of Americans uow
domiciled iu Canada no complaints
arise, and their love for their new
home is demonstrated by the iucreas
ing number of their fellow-countrymen
coining over to joiu them.
Ontario the Good has another political scandal of substantial propor
tions, while eveu yet the aroma of thc
(iamey stinkpot permeates the uir,
Party government in that province as
practised by the Lilierals has develop*
fi 1 into one continual orgy of corruption and questionable manipulation.
The latest exhibition of Grit rule
conies from Sault Ste. Marie, and the
more the matter is sifted the worse it
gets. It will be remembered that hut
year the Clergue syndicate suddenly
suspended operations ut the Boo, owing to financial difficulties, so throw
lug hundreds of nun out of employ
mint. Wages were not paid and disaster came Upon the business interests
of the town. At tin- same time then-
was a byi-clcetion for the legislature
pending in the riding, Andy Miscamp-
boll, the Conservative member, having
Ix-en unseated. The Grits thought
out a scheme that wifely landed their
inun at the head of the polls.    Seeing
that the discharged workmen could
not collect theii wages, tin- government considerately stepped in und
offered to advance the sum required
ostensibly tonssist the poor employees.
but   really   to   capture   their   votes.
And the scheme worked. Now it appears the. opportunity was too good to
lie overlooked by the 1 lers and thej
worked their graft in great shape,
Tho payrolls of the syndicate wen-
padded by fictitious mimes, minor of
licials had their salaries  Increased,
head of departments drew fat allow*
nnces and had their overdrafts met.
outside contractors and lawyers, and
muny others with a pull, for the first
time found themselves on the wage
earning list    all bountifully provided
.'-ir by a generous government. Thou
Pay up your subscription.
Bob Allen took a run down to Nelson
this week.
Sneak thieves were in evidence here
last week.
A shoemaker will find a fairly good
opening here.
F. Hawkins has re-opened his assay
office in Sandon.
Dr. Bronse, New Denver, was a visitor here Monday.
A daily mail service is to be given
the Lardeau country.
La grippe and severe colds nre afflicting the populace.
An increasing number of drummers
are coming through the Slocan.
Monday's train was delayed several
hours by a mudslide near Winlaw.
All kinds of tnlk of impending business changes is to lie heard in town.
Mrs. Jorand ret tuned on Saturday
evening from a lengthened visit to the
Express money orders are payable
everywhere. They nre cheapest and
Mrs. A. H. Bluemenntier, of New
Denver, was visiting friends here on
John Keen is spoken of as the mining representative of Canada at the
St. Louis fair.
Mudslides have been interfering
great deal with railway traffic through
thc mountains.
McCallum & Co. sold two tons of
drill steel this week to the Payne
mine, Sandon.
Beautiful weather prevailed this
week, enabling a start to be made
with gardening.
Fred Tattersall came down from
the Myrtle last week,nursing a broken
and smashed finger.
Capt. McLennan is carrying his
right arm in a sling, having "fallen off
a box car at Roseliery.
Several carloads of lumber from W.
Koch's mill. Ten Mile, was sent out
this week to Manitoba.
This year's immigration to Canada
from England will total 60,000 people
the largest ever known.
Coast and eastern mails hnve lieen
much delayed, owing to slides and
washouts on the main line.
The new steel railway bridge over
Slocan .-'iver, near the Junction, was
opened for traffic this week.
C. B. Taylor and wife returned on
Tuesday, after spending the winter in
Boston and otlier eastern points.
Coppers are in circulation in Vancouver. The Terminal City looks
cheap to the rest of the province.
The C.P.R. will spend $1:15,000 in
improving its Kootenay branches, the
most of it between Nelson and Rob
The C.P.R. is anxious to see a celebration here on the 24th and would be
very accommodating as to rates aud
J. C. Wilks, Revelstoke, is thc new
manager for the Scranton International Correspondence Schools in this
A carload of anthracite coal, from
the new C.P.R. mine, near Batiff.pass
ed through on Thursday to Nelson
where it will lie tested.
T. Abriel.Xaknsp's only millionaire
was hen- on Friday, renewing old acquaintanceships. Luck has met him
lately and he is resting easy.
A. E. Mallett. Vancouver, represent
ing Dun's mercantile agency, was hen
on Monday, inquiring into thefinan
cial standing of local business men.
Henry Sdmler. a teamster, aged '2d.
walked off the city dock at Nelson, on
Thursday morning, and was drowned,
It is supposed to lie a ease of siiicidi
MissHattie Yates, eldest daughter
of |{ev. (\ F, Yates, of Golden, for
ineriv of thi*. mission, was married on
Tuesday, to George I. Hell, of Winni
H. A. ('lev.-, the tailor, has the finest selection of fancy, black, and grey
worsteds   ever   shown   in   the town.
They have just lieen opened up. Drop
in and see tbem.
Mrs. O'Neil. sister of Mrs. Blume*
nnuer. New Denver, who has been
spending tho winter in the Slocan,
pass(*d through on Mondav for her
home in Spokane, with her sou.
The railway section hands are
changing the mouth of the creek so as
to make it run out straight. The current was cutting a new channel righl
in front of where the tug Sandon i.s
Several householders have been cutting down tin- trees surrounding their
homes. Pity a lot more, with the underbrush growing up, were not removed and the burgwould look somewhat civilized i
Freight rates have  been arranged
between the Mountain Lumbermen's
Association and the C.P.R, The former reduce prices from B0 cents to .**•]
per thousand, and tbo latter reduce
rates two cents per hundred pounds.
An examination for assayers will be
held at Nelson on May 9.
Father Jeannotte held service in the
Catholic church on Sunday.
H. M. Walker, late of the Ledge, is
starting a paper at Euderby.
On June 8th the Anglican synod of
Kootenay will meet at Kovelstpke.
Sandon's council has granted its
mayor and health oflicer $100 each a
A new Anglican mission has been
formed, with Nakusp, Arrowhead and
The government is seeking tenders
for timber leases on Fry and Howser
creeks and Lardo river.
Large numliers of wild geese and
ducks have been passing up aud down
the river during the week.
A number of Nelson people have
lx*en chasing themselves up nnd down
Lemon creek of late staking timber
By govern ment order the time for
mailing delinquent tax notices, under
the Assessment Act. 1908, hns been
extended from April 1 to May 1.
Business is far from flourishing at
the local record office.
Those interested in a celebration
here on Mav 24 should get a move on.
The local express office has lieen
doing a rushing business this month
in monev Orders, due largely to remittances for land to the government.
Appended is a complete list of the var
ions records registered atthe local registry office, H. P. Christie being mining
April 5—Wavertree.
Timber Notice.
NOTICE is hereto (riven Unit M ilnys nfter
date /intend i<> apply to the Chut Com.
missioimr of Landl A Werkl fora si'erinl license lo cut  and  carry awuy  timber from tlie
f.iili.wi»K described landt*—Commencing at a
ptist planted on tlie loUth Imnk nf tlie Columbia
riror, on tlie east boundary of C.P.R. block No.
:iVi, West Kootenay, running thenoe suiitli sii
chainsi tlience OBlt 80 clinins(tlience north HD
chains to Columbia rirsr; thence SO chains we,«t
following Columbia river to pnint of comnieneo-
ment. T. C. MAK1NSON
Hated, March IB, 11KW.
Med. Supt., J. P. CADE, M.D.
TlATES: Regular unbseribers, $1 per month
I\ or$IOa year: non-subscribers (exclusive of
medical attendance) IB per day, Privatnvtnrds
.fl pi r day extra. Special facilities for maternity cases.
**-+-****■* '
Will buy a comfortable
Cottage and two corner lots in New Denver. House contains
four large rooms, hall
and wardrobe. For
other particularswrite
For further particulars apply to.
D. B. O'Neail, Sec
Financial Agent
Accountant & Auditor
Notary Public
Fire and Accident
Abstracts of nine ral
Notice to delinquent Co-owners
To Robt. Lake and M.   L. Grimmett, or
to anv person or perione to whom tliey
mav have transferred their several interest' , in whole or in part,in lhe Bonnie  lloon   Mineral cliiim, nituateil  bi
the south aids of ^prinoer thi
Slocan City  mining  division of Wesl
Kooti nav district:
You are hereby notified that 1 have
expended the Bum of two Hundred ami
live  dollars  in lahor and   general    improvements upon the ahove mentioned
claim,  in order   to  hold   said   mineral
claim under the provisions of the Mine-
I ral Act, ami if within 00 days from   tin
date of this  notice  yon  fail or refuse to
contribute your  proportion  of such expenditure, together with nil costs of advertising, your interests In   raid claim
will becom-i the property of the subscriber, under  section four of an net entitled "All Act to amend  tho  Mineral
i Act, 11)01)."
Dated this 1st dav of February. 100-4.
2-04 GKO. Mel.KAN
(Hcatii of Iipvemls.
.♦--•■♦ *■***
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ELECTRICITY,                     HOT AtIt. 4
The Queen's X
Hotel -—*-£**- t
li. 0. CLAHKE, PltOPItlETOr. V
ltATKS:    98.00 TV.K  DAV T
First-class Dining Kontn ♦
Large And Comfortable Bedrooms t
Sample rooms for Commercial Men J
Nelson, B. C.
I   Slocan      j
j   Bakery^
I J. Pinchbeck, Proprietor |
I Fresh Fruits of Every |
I Kind Arriving   Daily. I
i- A full   Stock  Of  tin- host *
4       lines of cigars and tobac*       a
v        cos always Kept (it) hai it        S
19 l,*»n vera of Br *nH for SI .
lull Wright   unal IjMUlltv
Slocan, B. C. I
Flower Seeds
Garden Seeds
Clover Seed
Grass Seed
Seeds in Packages
Seeds in Bulk
Onion set*- hnve arrived; get your
onlcr in nt once.
.-.LOCAN, B.C.
Blitok Prlne* * .Clipper Mineral Claims,
Situate in the Slocan City Minin. Division of West Kootenay Ilistrict.
Where loefttetl?— Blank Prince on
no-th fork of Lemon creek; Clipper,
on south fork of Lemon creek.
TAKK NOTICE llintl, Ernest Harrop,
free mitier'a certificate No 1158458; and
acting as airt'iit for Ifobert C. Andrews,
fre.» miner's certificate No liTKill, intend, sixty ihiys from the date hereof,
toapplyto tin- Minion Recorder or certificates of improvements for the purpose
of obtaining Crown Grunts of thoabove
And further tako notice that action.
umler section '•',,. must lie commenced
beforo the issuance ofsuch certificates of
Dited thin st dav of Apiil, l'.>04.
8-4-04 "   ERX1.ST HARU0P
for $18.25.
Why he without a r.-insre whea
you'can pet one so cheap? Thej
are prefer in Lie to stoves and give
belter satisfaction. These ranges
burn wood or coal and will he
set up free.
This Snap
Till-: DRILL Ims made an
arrangement with the Toronto Mnil-Etnpire, so
that its weekly eililion may be
clubbed with the former.
New subscribers, therefore,
may obtain llu- Weekly Mail
Empire acknowledged to be
one of the hest papers in the
Dominion and Sloean's leading joiniial, The DRILL, from
now till -laa. I. 1905, for the
Hinnof 12,60. With this exceptional offer will he given ni a
premium, a beautiful into
Krnvtue, .entitled "The Victoria Cross." The picture depicts Ii scene in the late Boer
war. ilunr in ten colors, and
well worth fraininp-. Send in
your orders at OICC to
The Drill, Slocan.
Patent and
Enamelled Leather Shoes
The Slater Guarantee
No shoe manufacturer would have tho
temerity to guarantee ordinary Patent or
Enamelled leather-certainly the makers
of tho famous "Slater Shoe" would not
guarantee ordinary Patent or Enamelled
leathers because with them a guarantee is
a guarantee, not a pleasant sounding but
meaningless play of words.
But the " Slater «Shoe " makers use a
standard of Enamelled leather which they
can and do guarantee—every Enamelled
shoe which bears the " Slater Shoe " trademark Is guaranteed-The "Slater Shoe"
makers use no Enamelled leather which
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And the "Slater Shoe" people have a
patent leather made of Colt skin, pliable,
flexible, as brilliant as tho best patent
leather and tough and durable enough to
carry with It the responsible guarantee of
the " Slater Shoe " makers.
Every pair of "Slater Shoes" bearing
their guarantee has with it a Guarantee
Bond Scrip lithographed like a bank note
and as good a guarantee as one.
It says:-
"We (the makers) warrant the leather
ln this pair of shoes not to break through
within three months from date of purchase."
The bond also bears the registered factory number of the pair of shoes to which
It belongs.
The Slater Shoe
David  Arnot  Slocan.
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