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The Slocan Drill 1901-03-01

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VOL.'*!., No. 48.
SLOCAN,   B.   C,   MARCH   1,   11)01.
$2.00 PER ANNUM.
Orders for all
Kinds 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, und Camp McKinncv, B. C.
Victoria, KEotel,
SLOCAN,   B.   C.
Has ample accommodation for a large number of Guests and supplies the best of
everything in the Harket.
SLOCAN,   B.  C.
Offers up-to-date accommodation for the
Public. It is the home of Travelling,
Commercial, and Mining Men.
QETHING & HENDERSON, - Proprietors.
Slocan, B. C, is under the
SUM ai Personal Maiprt of Jeff Bali,
Who is ever ready to make life pleasant for those
who tarry within a while with him.
Is reached by any trail or road
Jbat runs into the Town.
Do not go past  its door  when
you are dry, weary or hungry.
Ni'W Levels* tis Isss 0]sssiss*il oil llsirllisgton
Claliss—l)rs»p Shaft to Iso Sunk iisitlis*
Arlington- High Hssttss-sss on Orss—Tlio
Miss,- Ks'iiclss** DlviiU'Ssil Slugs*..
.J. Frank Collom, managing director of the Arlington Mines, Limited,
returned on Saturday from spending
the winter with his family iu Alameda, Cal. He spent but a short
while in town and then went up to
the mine. In a conversation with him
previous to leaving town, Mr. Collom
stated that it was gratifying to observe the marked advancement so
apparent in tlie camp. The prosperity here is having i:s effect on the
outside and everywhere he went, he
found this section of country highly
spoken of; mining men, in particular,
passing judgment that rapid progress
was in store for the division. The
dry ores of the cam]), rendered more
valuable by the recent action of the
smelter combine, were the primal
cause of the notoriety gained, and
much capital would be advanced for
investment here. In a measure,also,
tin; advancement of the division was
attributable to the operations of the
Arlington minis, which has made a
prominent name for itself. A year
ago outsiders were prone to scoff at
the property, because of previous
failures, but now, all was changed,
and the conviction carries in mining
circles that the Arlington is one of the
big things of the "Northwest, with a
future of dividends before it, as gratifying to those who pinned their faith
in the minesbH will be advantageous
to the entire division.
The programme mapped out for
next season's operations at  the Ar- j
llngton Is practically a furtherance;
of the development set in motion last j
summer, the main objects to be achieved bi Ing a bona fid*- proving of the]
company's ground, from one end of
the group to the other.   Su soon asj
the snow goes, it is purposed to open ,
up  new  Levels on  the  Burlington
Claim, tapping the  vein In the teiri- i
tory  contiguous  to the Speculator
ground.    This is   believed t • be rich
iu mineral deposits,as much so as tho j
Arlington    ground.     The   several I
levels from the Arlington will also lie j
pushed in under the Darlington, giv-
ing a mean depth at the lowest point
of fully 1503 vertical feet.    The deep j
shaft spoken of last year will be com
menued In the early spring, from a
point on the lower end uf the Arlington, and continued to the 1000-foot j
level, thereby effectually demonstrat-
Ing  the  possibilities of the. mine, i
When the roads  become solid again. ;
hoisting machinery will be brought
In and set Up for the shaft.    In the
meantime every effort will be made I
ti) keep things moving in the same j
satisfactory manner as in tin: past.
Mr.   Collom   does   not  favor   the
building of a concentrator at the Ar-
llugton just yet, as he believes in j
having reserves of ore, on hand suffi- i
cient to Justify ;» mill ere embarking
on   such an expense.     Not till  the
mine has lOJ.OH) tons of ore in sight j
for treatment will the mill be contemplated.    Of course, considerablej
ore is being put in the dumps looking I
to that end. The mine is in excellent
shape, with a great deal of stoping
territory   yet   to   be    broken   into, j
Weekly shipments ot  four or live
cars have been maintained since (>c
tober, and this average will be kept j
up.    In all HIT cars of ore has been
shipped by the company,nil of which j
went to Nelson.    Most of it. g >es for-
Ward in bulk, and the smelter people j
keep .1 large pile of it in reserve, as
It Is extrcmelv  valuable for fluxing,
The ore shipped has averaged
$UXXl net to the car,the total receipts
obtained being therefore $107,000,
However, it must be. considered what
the expense of development has been,
together with building the wagon
road, sawmill, ore chutes, offices, etc.
Some $90,000 was spent by tho company, but the turning point has been
reached, aud the dividend stage has
put in an appearance. A fortnight
ago the company sent out a special
carol' ore, returns ftom which are
available The smelter returns were
.'111) oz to the ton iu silver, giving a
net value to the cat1 of $6200. It is
the record for the district and is con
elusive testimony of the richness of
the property.
The men at the back ofthe Arllng
ton company are among the shr wd*
esc business people iu the west, and
they richly deserve the success attained. It has taken considerable
pluck to stand so heavy and contlnu
mis a drain upon ilieir pockets, bul
they can now begin to bank their
ducats, with a realization that thev
have a mine with few equals in the
(in tin* Spiottlator lii'oiiii.
Mr. Collom is also tlu- holder ofthe
bond on the Speculator group,  nd
joining the   Arlington,   and on   the
same vein, lie has held the property
for six months and has just made the
second payment thereon. He feels
satisfied with the developments of the
winter and is looking forward to a
busier season when spring opens.
More men will be put on and the
ground thoroughly explored. In the
.Speculator, Mr. Collom believes he
litis a second Arlington, which is saying a good deal, lt has .already cost
a big sum for work and it will take a
great deal more to prove tne group a
mine, but he is confident of ultimate
success. Mr. Collom Will spend the
summer in the Arlington basin,bringing his family up for a v cation. He
will give personal supervision to affairs on both the Arlington and .Speculator groups.
companv bought Tom Reid's half interest and obtained an option on the
balance, which was not taken up.
Following closely, however, on tht;
recent surveys of its engineers, the
remaining half interest was purchased by the company—three eighths
from C. W. Aylwin, of New Denver,
and one-eiehth from D. McArthur, of
Nelson. The Montezuma covers the
flat below the Enterprise and west ofl
the Iron Horse. It will be utilized
for the. proposed new mill and other
buildings of the Enterprise.
tisiverisiiss'til Hive GhurgS of tlis. lilll ami
Will Hush it Through.
Thu   Local  HimbM   Talksi   Alsosst.
White Mr-tnl Camp.
R. P. Green, M.L.A., has told the
Victoria Colonist that thc Slocan
mines are looking line. The one
thing lacking to make their success
complete is smelter accommodation.
There arc only two smelters, of lim
ited capacity, in the district—one at
Trail and the other at Nelson. These
have each a nominal capacity of 100
tons ti day, but as the present output
Last War's Shipments Were *847 Tons—
A Healthy Kvlslence of the Lira anil
Wealth of the Caiisp—Arlingtan the
Biggest Shipper.
The heavy thaw of the past week
has wrecked the roads on the lower
levels, making hauling a difficult
task and interfering with the exports
of ore. However, three properties
are in the swim for the week, with a
total of i'20 tons, which is ahead cf
the average for some time. The Arlington headed the list with GO tons,
followed by the Enterpriee with 40
tons. The latter has now passed tho
100 ton tigure for the year. Twenty
tons was also sent out by the Black
Prince, raising their total to 60 tons
and equalling their shipments of last
year. The property is in eleg.,nt
6hspc and should make a steady
shipper  throughout  the  year
II. R. Jorand, barrister, unexpectedly returned from Victoria Monday
evening, whither he had been as a
delegate to interview the government
with regard to the incorporation of l0f the Slocan mines is 500 tons a day
Slocan. He tools with him from here ! (Whew! bet Bob didn't say that), you j small shipmenfwill shortly be made
a special bill of incorporation, similar j will readily understand that these ■ from the Bondholder. For the year
to that of Phoenix, and which, the two stacks are tar too small to treat; the total exports from the division
Cabinet has accepted with very little more than one-fifth of the ore. As a j amount to 925 tons,
demur. He had the powerful assist- consequence, there are now standing | Last year the exports from thisdi-
anceofR. F. Green, as well as that on a siding at the Hall Mines smelter: vision amounted to 2847 tons, made
of John Houston and Tom Taylor.     , 50 cars of ore, for which there is no | up from 10 properties.   Following is
The government has made one or! room to unload, and 1 am told that, a list ot the shipments this year to
two trifling alterations in  the bill, j there is about tho   same   thing at | date:
and has granted  a  refund  for this i Trail.
year of revenues collected, though !    We must have moro smelters.   At
refusing   that  of 1900.    When Mr. j present we are at the  mercy of the
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Man's Love to Man. W
Whan there's nae hive in thc human hert,
Bit only a chilly void.
An' dark 'Despondency creeps in
Owre the hopes o' Life destroyed;
Whan there isna trust in yer fellow-man,
Nor audit for God, bit fear—
Oh! Life isn drearv. dreary thing,
An' a' the Earth is drear.
Whan there's nae luvc In the human hert
!•' ir ony o' its kind,
Whan there isna faith tae case us up
An' bring us peace o' mind —
Thc sun may shin*- on the mountain sides,
An' a' the Earth be bricht;
Bit whaur nae conscience calm abides,
It's a'ways dark as nicht.
We aye leak forth tae the darkest ways,
An', whiles we cauna tholo
The awfu' stounds o' a bivakin' hert-
An' pangs o' a struggliu' soul:
Oh! then it is thet the lasto1 men
Forswear a' hope tae be;
Whan they turn their backs or. the things o' Earth '
An' curse their (iod—an' dec.
Bit. whan there's luve in the. human hert,
An' hert tae hert respond,
A glory beams owre the hail auld warl,
Thet at Creation dawned;
An' this is a bonnie, bonnie war],
Fultillin' God's aln plan.
For we see. the beauties o' Nature maist
Whan there is luve in man.
Arlington      60
Enterprise      40
Two Friends	
Black I'rince      20
Speculator   10
The Sandon  mines  shipped 417
tons of ore last week.
The ore shipments from tho entire
\jl) | Slocau for the year amount to 4700
—R. T. Anderson.
Lemon Creek, B.C.
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The recently reported strike in the
lower tunnel of the Ik-sun turns out
to be a fact.
Owing to tho smelter trouble, the
Sovereign has shut down, throwing
30 men out of work.
N. F. McNaught, Silverton, examined the Hamilton group, Twelve
Mile, during the week.
C. D. Hand, of Spokane, will set
things moving on the U & 1, Ten
Mile, in the early spring.
The appeal in the case of the Nat-
ji/c Silver fraction conies up before
j the full court at Victoria this month.
The owners of the Neepawa have
I granted the Warner Miller people 30
| davs' extension on the lirst payment
on the bond.
W. D. Wrighter. ofthe Iron Horse,
went out to Spokane yesterdav, to be
irone two weeks. He savs the property is looking promising.
•■ "Work will be commenced on the
W; Black Hussar. Lemon creek, at an
\u early date. Frank Provost says he
\/L will prove the property a mine this
1 time.
Three of the. leading shareholders
ofthe Chapleau Co, residing in
France, have cabled an offer of settle-
Jorand  left Victoria,  the   bill   had f American smelter  trust, but enter-
passed through the attorney-general's I prise on the part of our own capital-! _
department and was in the hands of I ists would soon free us from that. The; ment of the ( hap eau debts, paving
the King's printer.   The government I proposed 860-ton smelter at Kaslo can i $KX» down and I *>
promised to introduce the  bill  this ! now bo accepted as an assured fact j 1
week and rush it through without; and it will give great relief. But I creditors are moving tor immediate
delay, so that, the city fathers may there is room in Sloean for other
bs* elected this month. This is In I smelters, head ores must have sill-
keeping with the prediction of Tin*:j cious fluxes and the increase in the
DRILL some time ago. The commit-1 number ol smelters would necessarily
tee  in Charge of incorporation  litis i encourage the mining of dry ores,
' ly, j which would benefit the, whole com
balance on May
The offer was declined and the
ditors are moving for iniinei
| judgment against the. property.
Ts> i     Krs*«*ts*sl al Osss-i-,
secured   the  rights   on   Coat assurance, that all will be well    Tl
been working quietly but thorough
and incorporation will come as a surprise to many outsiders, lt was
deemed necessary  to do this, owing
to the action ofthe companv seeking
to put water in here, lr, is said they
creek, but they will not be able to
enter into the corporation. Consequently, the water will be again
staked for the city, and the work of
putting In a system proceeded with.
In the bill power is granted the new
council to borrow a certain sum of
money at once for putting In a water
system, In order to secure lire prntec
tion. All 'license monies ar.d realty
tax for the present year to date will
be refunded nt once, and In dune the
city will got the balance of licenses.
The place of nomination for the
mayor and council, as well as for
holding the election, will be in the
vacant ollice in the Sturch building,
adjoining Alex. Rogers' barber shop.
The lieutenant-governor's proclamn
tion of the incorporation is expected
next week, when  tllO  civic  election
will follow Immediately,
Eiitovprli • itakos is Purohnie.
The Enterprise Mines has couiplct*
i lie purchase nf the Montezuma claim
on Ten  Mile.    Some lime  ago the
better.    There is a  reeling
dence In the air and the peopli
forward to tin*, future  with a
Parties down trom Ten Mile state
word  has been   received   that   the
, work of erecting the new mill at tho
ssnsJst *rtW5 rs; ***** **»" ■ * r"4*
: with at once. The sawmill uas com-
1 mence cutting the dimension timber
for tlio mill. W. Koch is also pru-
buildingof the C.P.K. branch from paring to build a wagon or sleigh
Lardo to Arrowhead is regarded as I road along the north side of Ten Mile,
an Important step in the progress of from Aylwin, to the proposed site on
the district, and its construction is j the Montezuma claim. The road will
said to be assured. The company > follow the government trail, but a
haslet contracts for ties and for a j new bridge will have to be put in
wharf at Lardo and have 42 carloads over Brlndle creek as well as over
of steel rails en route from the east. \ ''Yn Mile. There, will be busy limes
I never felt greater conlideiicc. in the ttiis summer on Ten Mile.
future ofthe Slocan than 1 do at the
present moment; 1 consider it secure
beyond a doubt.
UljtOrni Wits* I'sili'.
Appended is a complete list of the various records registered at the locnl ri"'iH-
try office, H. P. Christie being mining
Feb 18—Heels fraction, head o! l>«y-
ton creek, VV it Clement.
•nt \N*u ens.
.1, G. McCallum, who is one ofthe
creditors of the Chapleau, states the
returns deposited In the bank at Nelson from the recent shipment of con
centrates from that property were
fairly satisfactory.   There   was   121    Feb 21—■Montesutns  ■.-. D McArthur
tons In the shipment, which netted to the Enterprise (BC  Mines, Limits-*
;,in,ni f>80perton,   Thlsamount was     >*•»"' u
attached by the creditors, part of it.
going to pav up the insurance policy i     The C.P
on tlie chapleau buildings and con-1omotlves In
same H, »' W Aylwin to same.
Nest bra <ch.
will place 15 more lcc-
servloe on the Crow's
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Ho* many fishes nre there In the seal*
How many sands on the shore*
Ho»- many branches ore there on the trees*
How many grasses have waves] on the less?
How many slars have shown o'er!
When yon hare snswered these questions ol
Then I will earnestly search
Aud faithfully try in some way to divine
In just how many angles a boy will Incline
As he lists to a sermon at church.
—Nixon  Waterman in  Woman's Home Companion.
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Three College Men Made an
Agreement, and It Was
Faithfully Kept
•  BT J. 0. GOULD. •
"Thnt loving cup. eh? You want to
know how I got that, do your" said my
uncle in response to some questions I
had just asked him.
The loving cup in question was a good
sized solid silver cup, beautifully chased
nnd ornamented, and bore the following
inscription: " 'Our Mutual Friend,' married June 26, 1882; 'The Pirate,' married Thanksgiving day, 12 m., 1884;
Tommie,' married Thanksgiving day.
12:30 p. ta., 1884."
"Well, Bessie, its story began many
years ago, when I was in my senior year
in college, and. In fact, before that, when
first three freshmen became acquainted,
who, as a result, became the warmest of
tollege chums. Those three friends were
•Our Mutual Friend,' 'The rirate' and
"Then you were 'Tommie?' Haw fun
ny," I cried.
"Yes, they called me Tommie, although
tbat was not my uame. You see, there
was a cousin of mine named Thomas at
college with me and in tbe tame class.
We looked so much alike that 1 was continually being called Thomas Dexter by
the professors instead of Kichnrd Dexter. So tbe boys took it up and dubbed
me Tommie, and Tommie 1 remained.
"Our Mutual Friend was a slim, studious youth and was the last of the trio
nf us boys. Tbe Pirate and I were good
friends and found in talking one day
that we liked this chap, so we got going
with him and spoke of him as Our Mutual Friend, and the name clung to him.
The Pirate himself was a big football
player and got his name because be used
to tell blood curdling pirate stories at our
'frat' dining table. After we were well
settled in our friendship we came to
spend nearly all of our leisure time together.
"Just after the Christmas holidays. In
our last year, the Pirate came to my
rooms looking happy and mysterious.
'Come down to the Metropolitan hash-
house tonight, old man,' he said. 'I have
something to tell you. Our Mutual Friend
will be there.'
" 'What's up?' I cried.
" That's all, Tommie,* lie replied. 'Be
sure and come.'
"And go I did. I met the Pirate at
the door, and, going into a little dressing
room, we found Our Mutual Friend waiting for us. We at once adjourned to tbe
dining hall, end the Pirate ordered us a
dinner tbe like I had not had for many a
day. We both saw something was in the
wind, but neither Our Mutual Friend nor
myself ventured remarks, nor did tbe
Pirate. Through soup, fish, salad and
meat we went, and the Pirate did not say
a word about anything but the most ordinary topics of the dry. After our meal,
however, he spoke a word to the waiter,
and thereupon a bowl of punch was placed before us, all wreathed in flowers.
When the waiter had gone, the Pirate
solemnly dipped out three glasses, and,
giving one to each of us, kept the other.
" 'A toast,' he cried, 'to the most beautiful ot women, to the future Mrs. Pirate.' Open eyed we looked at him, almost forgetting to clink glasses and drink
bis toast.
"Anticipating our questions, the Pirate
proceeded to tell of bis love affair, which
bad culminated in his engagement in the
Christmas holidays. It was after this
divulgence tbat Onr Mutual Friend proposed the scheme that brought about tbe
existence of that loving cup.
" 'Boys,' be said, 'I have a scheme. 1
move that the first one of us three married be presented with a set of solid
silver spoons and that tbe last married
be presented with a silver loving cup as
wedding presents. This will save any
anxiety or doubt either on tbe part of
the giver or tbe recipient of the gift and
will prove continual reminders of our
college friendship.'
" 'Second the motion,' 1 assented.
" 'Carried I' cried tbe Pirate.
" 'Here's to the health of our wives
tbat are to be,1 continued Our Mutual
Friend, and we drank merrily to our future better halves and thus sealed our
"Of course we thought the Pirate had
the spoons, as he iutended to marry ss
eoon as he left college, but it was a matter of speculation as to wbo would get
the cup, for Our Mutual Friend and myself were both avowed bachelors. Well,
as soon ss we graduated we all went
to our homes, the Pirate to Ohio. Out-
Mutual Friend to New York and 1 to
California, where 1 began teaching. For
Borne time I 'beard nothing of our compact and wedding gifts, but supposed,
naturally enough, that the Pirate's wedding Invitation would soon come to me.
Iu tbe meantime we three kept up a
correspondence, more or less regular, as
all of a man's correspondence outside of
bis business Is apt to be. Then in about
a year and n half—hand me thut bundle
of letters from the top drawer in my
writing desk, will you, Bessie? Yes, that
one. Thanks—in about a year and a
half I got this short epistle from tbe Pirate.   1 will read it to you:
"Dear Tommie—Father has broken up In business and health snd is in debt, and I sin poorer
than a church mouse. Worse than all, I guess I
must get out of the contest for the silver spoons
and enter th* rac* for the loving cup If 1 cvei
get married at all, because 1 dare not tell Dora
(that was his intended's name) to stay by bes
promise to me, but will ceass to pay attention to
ber. This I'ihsts.
"You may imagine that I did not hear
of tbe destruction of ull of my friend's
hopes or happiness without some sorrow,
and I immediately wrote him, cheering
him and heartily scorning tbe girl tbat
would desert him because of financial reverses. His reply came to the effect that
be would not bold his betrothed to her
promise under any conditions and that be
had ceased all relations with ber.
"Just a week after this I got another
letter trom him.   Here it is:
"Dear Tommie— Unless you hsve a previous
elsim I will buy th* spoons tad give them to
OsV Mutual  s'rleBd     Only you and  1 ut left
aow to contest for the loving cup, .and I guess
tbat I am the most probable csndidate for it.
"He went on, and bis sadness over his
forced separation from Dora, whom he
had loved, seemed augmented by the fact
that Our Mutual Friend's engagement
was announced. The next week I received nn invitation to Om- Friend's wedding
and remitted my share of the price of the
spoons to the Pirate. That hus tbe last
of the love affairs of my friends that I
heard for a long time, but now to my
"A uew family came to town, a mother,
a son and two slaughters. Well, to make
a long story short, 1 became a frequent
visitor at tin* house, ami. to make a short
story still shorter, I became engaged to
the younger of the two girls, who is now
your uunt. But I am getting ahead of
"1 had determined to win the loving
cup by remaining n bachelor longest, but
here I was engaged, nnd what was I to
do? Surely one cannot work against
fnts*. I had just nhsiut decided to give up
all hope of the cup and to ask my to be
bride to make Ihe date us early us possible, and so forth, when one evening 1
told her all the story nf the wedding presents and of the Pirate ami my dilemma
about securing the eiip. She lieciime ex-
citi'illy Interested as 1 proceeded, and as
I finally told of the Pirate's resignation
in giving up his love because he could not
property support Iter she Inn si into un
excluination, clapped ber hands and rush
cd into the house iwe were on the porch
in the moonlight) crying: '1 knew he was
(rue. I knew It'.' Astonished ami perplexed, I coil Id only attempt to tallow,
but she run Inside nun culled her sister.
nud hurried words, a faint exclamation
nnd sobs were all I heard from ibe next
"Soon my excited fiancee returned, nnd
I knew by her radiant face that my case
was all right, any way, nud listened
curiously to her hurried and jumbled explanation. It seems lhat she had recognized in the Pirate her sister's lover,
whom they hud thought unfaithful, but
for whom her sister still retained nil her
affection. Of course, I was delighted
aud set to thinking, in company with my
betrothed, of u way lu bring tlie two
"We finally bit upon this plsin: There
was a vacancy in the teaching force in
the school where 1 taught, which needed
the kind of preparation lo fill which the
Pirate hud had in college-. The Pirate, 1
knew, was in hard si rails tiiiaueially und
would gladly accept a position which was
more remunerative ihau the one he held.
Besides this. I could easily get the place
for him. us my rertininiendation counted
for much with ray superiors. As to what
followed after be arrived we would let
events take tln-ir course.
"And so the Pirate came and filled hi«
position as teacher well. Hardly n week
hnd passed before I induced him to go
with me to visit the two sisti'rs (and
their mother). He, sif course, dis! not
know of my engagement uud merely
thought I was u friend of the family.
Imagine his surprise, then, uud his bewilderment whin 1 Introduced to him the
sister of lhe girl to whom he hud been
engaged. Afti'r he had partially recovered from astonishment, the mother came
in. I withdrew with my future bride and
left them alone. Soon the mother also
went away, und ber daughter came. Tbe
reunion must have been complete und
reconciliation sincere, for lhe Pirate's
glowing face and thankfulness to me for
a few weeks were well nigh overwhelming.
"But all this time, you see, I bad my
eye on the cup aud so told him nothing of
my engagement for some time. Many a
time one of the two sisters ulmost let
the cat out of the bug, und my actions
must have aroused his suspicions, but 1
suppose he wus too busy witli bis own
bliss to take notice of me. At last the
day I waited for arrived. He announced
to me his wedding day and ordered the
wedding invitations. Immediately I ordered mine also and set the date, with
the consent of mother and daughters, at
12:30 o'clock of the same Thanksgiving
day on which his came off. After these
preliminaries I broke the news gently to
tbe Pirate. His look I remember to this
day, but he said nothing for some time.
Finally 1 was relieved to hear a laugh,
and then the Pirate said:
" 'You are forgiven, Tommie; the cup
Is yours and fairly. You have made me
happy, but.' he added, 'you would have
had a struggle for it, though, if I bad
suspected your trick.'
"Well, as you may suppose, we were
married according to our plans, and. best
of all, Our Mutual Friend made it convenient to visit us in time to see us united.
He brought with him the cup, engraved
as you see it."
So he concluded, and I exclaimed: "So
the Pirate is my fatberl Why, Uncle
Richard Dexter!"
Just then a door opened, and a woman
came in and, having just heurd the last
exclamation, said:
"What is your uncle teasing you about
now, child?"
".lust told me tbe story of the loving
cup." I replied.
She blushed and said. "That Is the best
story of any you could tell, Dick."— Lot
Angeles Times.
ItsssMrossd Truffle of lhe Worl*.
This is the railroad nge. Which nation
is most prosperous iu railroad traffic uud
therefore truest to ibis commercial era?
The best test of lbs* use of the railroad is
in its freight carrying, for this is the index to tbe prosperity of u country. It is
not surprising to see that tbe United
States leads the world in Ibe number of
freight curs owni'd us well us in the
amount of freight bundled. Almost a
billion tons of freight are handled in tbe
United States in a single veer, an ■mount
most difficult even to conceive. It is
more than twice thc amount of freight
handled over ICnglish ruilroiids— as much
as is hauled over nil the other railroads
In the wsirld cniuhiiis-d.
Kugland has u larger number of passengers a year, but it must be remembered that the distances in Knglnnd are
so very short thnt the mere number of
passengers does not indicate the travel or
prosperity which would appear ut lirsl
thought. Kussin, with her tremendous
population and widely extended territory,
stands last of all the European nations,
a fact which can lie taken ns pretty good
evidence of the lack of real progress hitherto made in the czar's dominion.—San
Francisco Chronicle.
One Kens-sir of Classical Masts*.
Miss Oush—Do you like classical music Mr. Sounlropp?
Mr. Sourdropp—Yes.
Miss (lush—Ob, I mn so glad! Do you
not find It great inspiration, sublime
thought and true beauty?
Mr. Bourdropp—Not exactly. I like It
because no blithering idiot can beat time
to it with bis foot.—Baltimore American.
Ir. (ho October afternoon
OrsrsgQ susJ purple aii'i maroon
Cos-s quiet autumn, lamp in hand,
About llu1 apple colored lund
To lisht in every apple tree
The lanterns ol St. Kulalic.
Tlicy glimmer In the orchard shadea
Like fiery opals set in jade-
Crimson and russet and raw gold,
Yellow and green and scarlet old.
And, oh, when 1 am far away,
By foaming reef or azure bay,
In crowded Btreet or hot lagoon
Or under the strange austral moon.
When the homesickness comes on me
For the great marshes by the sea,
The running dikes, the brimming tide
And the dark firs on t'undy side,
In dream once more 1 shall behold.
Like spiral lights those globes of gold.
Huns; out in every apple tree,
Thc lanterns ol St. Bulaliel
—Bliss Carman in Ainslce's Magazine.
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When I retired from detective work
after an experience of 10 years, the
public press uud my many friends were
pleased to say that I liiul done excellent service. On tbe Whole, tills praise
was deserved, but at tbe same time, iu
one case nt least, I bud shown a stupidity worthy of tbe greenest patrolman on London's police force. I bad
been at Scotland Yard for three years
when I removed my family to Queen
street, lt was to an apartment bouse,
ami we took tbe second Qoor. Un the
floor above wns a married couple named Iluilati. Tbe man. as 1 came to understand, was a manufacturing jeweler
In a small way. The Htxlnns lived
very quietly and made no display, and
tbe wife kept very much to herself.
Not as a detective, but as an occupant
1 learned that tbe husband wns home
only two nights per week—tbat is. he
came borne at 0 o'clock on two oven-
lugs out of the seven, remained overnight and to breakfast ami was seen
no niore for live slays. This hnd been
tlie programme for a year before 1
came to the house, ami I wus not a bit
curious over it.
At about tin* time of my removal 1
was set to watch in a general way a
certain dealer In lirie-:i-l>rue named
Saunders. His shop wus a good three
miles from Queen street. He dealt tn
all manner of art goods second band,
and It had been pretty well established
that he bought goods without asking
any questions. In watching him 1 assumed another identity nnd became a
customer. We came to lie ou quite
friendly terms, antl I flattered myself
that In* bail not Ibe slightest suspicion
of the part 1 was playing. At one
time and another 1 was the means of
enabling a number of householders to
recover stolen goods Saunders had
bought, but tlie man nlwuys evaded tbe
law. I got to know thnt lie lived In
Jane street, only a few blocks away,
where he had a wife and one child.
Oue of our men occupied n room In the
same house, nnd in a casual way ha
bad learned lint Saunders was home
only two nights per week. He came
and went as did my neighbor Hndnti.
A yenr after 1 begun watching the
lirlc-a-brac shop there wits* comptalnta
made about a certain merchant tailor
D.aulfd Davison, lie was making stilts
to order so cheap thai oilier tailors declared tlie goods must be stolen. As a
mailer of fact several bolts of cloth
Stolen from a tailor in a town 50 miles
nwiiy were found In Ills shop, but lie
proved himself clear of ibe law by a
narrow margin I became a customer
and un noipiuliitnin e I brought customers to him. ns I bad to Snniulers.
There were ninny linn's when We had
a glass uf ali- ami a pipe together, and
from the very outset I usesl my best
efforts to get on to his little game.
He continued to innl;e suits to order
far cheaper than bis rivals, but though
his shop was seniilii'd again and again
no mure suspicious goodN were found
Iiavlson wns full of talk and seemed
to In* without iitsplclot), but I got no
Information from him to help my case.
I early ascertained that be lived in
Montgomery place and bad a wile nnd
Iwo children ll.v the merest accident
I further louinnl iliai Mr. Davison was
home only litre* nights per ws*ek. nnd
I am honest enough to eon few- thai I
slid mil t'ouiieci Ibe idiiMiinstnni'i' With
Ilie dninosllo life or Il.'iibtn or Sunn
dors The reason I illdn'l wus because I
bad tioi yet suspicicd (ladau of any
tiling nud boi'Miise I bud no case
stgulliKt il ilis'r iwo.
As   .ii   M fulfill,   living   lu   the  same
iii-iiKi*  Willi   lie cultivated  my ac
spiiiltitain-e lis* told me of bis bUSl
Hess. Ilivllesl nn- lo lunch with liliu and
..s ..w ',„ t'.'uiii' and oiwu us uu.v inuu I
ever mot. On 11n 1 / a rtOr.cu occasions
he invited me to drop luto his w.ii.-
rooms In case 1 found i.s.'.s. If near
them, aud I admit 1 tock qii.to a liking
to him. His wife wns more reser.vd
and less to be Been, but yet the four of
us went to the theater occasionally in
company, and she was agreeable If not
talkative. Hadnn was a fair sised
man, who always shaved smooth. Ills
reddish hair was scant, one of his front
teeth broken, and be limped ii Utile,
from an old accident. Any policeman
could have picked him out of n crowd
on a description. Saunders was a
larger man. with hair turning gray.
perfect teeth ami side whiskers, Davison was a smaller man t-lian ilie other
two. with black hair, a black mustache nnd a pro.minctit wart on his
cheek. Hadan lind the voice of a
woman: Saunders spoke slowly and
with a growl; Davison bud what might
be termed a fair voice.
Now, then, for six years 1 knew these
three men. and two of them were under espionage. I talked with (hem. ate
with them, drank with them and never
Imbibed the faintest Idea thai 1 was
the biggest fool in tlie world. One day
a man who was In a machine shop not
far from detective headquarters was
kilted by accident. I happened to be
almost lhe tirsl one on band. I recognized him at once as the tailor, and the
body wns taken home. While doing
his work tlie Undertaker found that the
black linlr nnd mustache nud wart
were all false. This was a revelation
even to the wife. The affair was published in the papers and In less than
two days it was found that Hadan,
Saunders uud Davison were one and
the same man. lie bud padded his body
to Increase his slsse and apparent
weight, and a falsi- tooth, whiskers,
mustache and a wart bad doue the rest
You will say I ought to have detected
tbe cheat by the voice, lu an ordinary
case, yes, but this man bad made a
study of disguising his voice uud was
doubtless a uatural mimic to begin
with. I never caught a tone lo make
me suspect.
l'ou will say that a good detective
ought to penetrate rjuch shallow disguises as false whiskers. Iu answer
to that let me say that whiskers or
mustache can be mads* to look so genuine that no living man can detect the
cheat. Tbe wart v**fls a new dodge aud
one I wns not Up to. It was so well
done that I had scon the man prick lt
with u pin and cringe a little as be did
lt 1 should ha ve felt bad enough at
being fooled even had there been no
case In It. bul there was a case. The
silversmith was a "fenee" for thieves,
the bric-a-brac man was another, and
the tailor was a third, lie was married to three different women; he lived
in three different parts of the city; be
carried on three occupations; he represented three different men. All this
he illsl successfully for six or seven
years and but for the fatal accident
might have gone on for years more.
During Ids career he hnd made a fortune, and never a person had suspected the disguises. It aeenia as if a wife
shoiilsl have detected tbem, but the
three did not. or at least so claimed.
He divided Ids time between them,
passed ns a respectable member of society, and they accepted his excuses for
his absence without s'ueslion. In each
j.-ast> lis* told Ids wives thnt he traveled
so many slays per week, and in each
case lis- li'ft thc house and returned to
It with liitml baggage. Ves; I was made
a fool of; but. fortunately. 1 was the
only one who knew It. nnd I may give
the fact away now without my Identity
being susps-eted. It would have added
mors' glory to my record to have caught
up the sly rascal, tint now and then
the sharpest of our profession are outwitted, nmi If I made a stupid blunder
in the one case I have offset It a dozen
times over lu making a success of oth
Eiirtlitiiinkea Didn't Distorts film.
In the winter Of lSP'.i Marlsm Crawford was in San I'rniiclsi'O ou a lecture
tour under Major I'oml of Sew Vork,
who related tbe following incident: It
was during his sojourn in (lie city that
San Francisco was visited by a rather
severs' earthquake. The novelist wus
stopping al the Palace hotel. Many of
the gus'sts had never experienced such
a tremor, It was shortly before midnight, and many were in their rooms
asleep. In u few si'conds there were
the greatest consternation anil terror.
The balls were lllled with s'xclted men
and women, ami fur nwhile u panic
wns Imminent After quiet hnd been
restored Mr. Crawford was discovered
in tin* eafe by an s-xs-lts'il friend, lie
was sitting ut a table eating aud reading a paper. His friend rushed up to
lit in and lu breathless excitement ex
claimed. "Did yon reel It?"
"Peel wltntV" asked Mr. Crawford.
"The earthquake.'1
"Why, bless me. DOl But, since you
mention ll. I thought tbe cream that I
poured In my coffee seemed to have
boon stirred round, ami you notice my
Rpnbn lies here beslils' tn.V cup."
Mr   Crawford  afWwnrd explained
lhat be had become so nccuslonied to
earthquakes In Italy that lie seldom
paid any attention to tlis'tu nud thai
liol    infri'ipii'iitly   they   would   occur
■.mibout Ills notice.
Ills  Appi'nrmii'i'  Asxsslrsst  disss.
"Could you do somi'thln fer a pore
ole snllor'.'" said trie wanderer ni the
"I'ore ole snllorV" echoed tlie lady nt
the tub.
"Yes'm. I foll'.'red the wolter fer
•JO years."
"Well," snld Ibe lady nt ihe tub. after
n crltls'iil look, "you certainly don't look
as If you'll ever ketelietl up with it."
and resumed her lielMrtMO exercises
of deti'rgeiice- Indianapolis Press.
As the (Illiit I'rllnvr Mnvr It.
■lack-What reason have you for
wanting 10 marry Miss Willing"'
Tom-1 love her
.lack Pshaw I That's no rcuson.
Thai's an excuse—Chicago News.
risey Have Doen favorite RumerAls
sit All Times All the Worlsl Over
and Disclose Some Queer Results
When Twisted About u Ull.
Nobody has ever satisfactorily accounted for the popular partiality for odd uitin-
hers. "This is thc third time!" exclaims
i'alstaff, on the occasion of u crisis in his
relations with one of the merry wives
of Windsor. "1 hope good luck lies in
odd (lumbers; they say there's a divinity
in odd numbers, either in nativity,
chance or death." And it is scarcely
necessary to say that the belief is much
olilcr than Sir dolin Falsing. Three',
■even and nine appear tn have been the
favurite numbers all the world over. The
ancients had three fates, three furies and
three graces; Neptune's trident bud three
prongs, Jupiter's thunderbolt three forks,
and Cerberus three beads. We liav,t
three estates of tin* realm, u man who
accepts a hill has three days' grace, and
three persons congregated together may
Ullllste u riot. Shakespeare was well awars
that be must have neither more nor less
than three wltcht'M in "Macbeth" and
that the brindled cut must metv thrice,
and our popular folklore Insists upon three
merry men. three blind mice and three
wise men of Gotham. Three meals a
duy is the usual scale of feeding
Of a more mystical character than
three is the figure seven, or, nt any rate,
it has a larger number Ot religious applications. Noah had seven days' (fuming
of tin* coming of the Hood, and when it
came he took fowls by sevens and clean
beasts by sevens Into the ark: the ark
touched on Mount Ararat in tlie seventh
month, and after seven days a dove was
sent out,  followed  seven  slays afterward
by another. In Pharaoh's dream there
were seven fnt and seven lean kino.
which Joseph interpreted tn mean seven
years of plenty nnd seven years of famine. At the destruction of Jericho seven priests bore seven trumpets seven
days, and on thc seventh day they walked
round the city seven times, after which
t'" walls fell.   In the apocalypse almost
everything is seven, except tilt* number of
the heasts. There are seven churches, seen golden candlesticks, seven lamps before seven spirits, the book with seven
seals, the lunib with seven horns and seven s-yes. seven angels with seven seals.
Set's ii kings, seven thunders, seven tliou-
BBnil slain, thc dragon with seven heads
and  seven crowns, si-ven angels bring
seven plagues, and there are seven viuls
of wrath.
In merely secular matters seven occurs
frequently enough. We have seven won
ders of the world, seven champions of
Christendom, seven sleepers, seven wise
men. seven planets, seven deadly sins.
seven ages of man. and our ordinary
leases are made for seven or u multiple
of seven years.
Ittrt however mystically significant
three uud seven may be, they cannot lay
claim to any siu-h peculiarities at- nre the
property of the figure nine. Thnt the
ancients had nine muses, nine rivers in the
infernal regions, a hydra with nine heads
and nine gods for I.ars IVirscna to sweat
by. or that in Olnslern limes a cal has
nine lives, thnt it takes nine tailors In
make a man, or lhat possession is nine
points of tile law. are farts that  pale into
insignificance after one has nnce sat
down with pencil nnd paper in Investigate
sntiie of the special pei uiiaritii's of tin-
licure nine, l-'or Instance, if you mui
tiply nine by any other number you will
Und thai ihi> figures composing lhe prod
net when added together will always
amount to nine.    Tims:
8 « I » IS nnsi 1+8-9,
a X t s» "ft snd 2 + T ss 9,
»» I -SO  snsi  I 4 1 ss I.
nnd so on to nny extent. On arriving nt
II times i) ws* find what appears to lis* an
exception, for the dibits of IIP equal IX
Hut it will be observed that IS is a mui
tlple of 11 nnd, moreover, that the figures
composing it mill np to 0. Another pe
culiiuity of tins figure is discovered by
taking any number of two figures of
which the first figure is of greater valus-
than the second, reversing these Hgurcf
aud then subtracting lhe number lliusob
talned from tbe origiunl number. What
ever figures we may take, the result will
always be 9 or some multiple of U The
smallest possible number or twn figures
of which the first figure is larger than
ihe ss-csmd is 21 Iteverfee the figures
nnsi we get 12. Subtract 13 from 21, and
the remainder is 9. Tlie largest similar
number is OH. Reverse tlu'se, and we get
811. Subtract SU from PS, and ugsin the
remainder is found to be ;l.
Or lei as take a case in which U coin
bines with tlie mystic 7 Tbe number US is
not divisible by tl Hut if we add 7 to it
either in front. When it makes 7l.fi. or in
tlie middle, when it makes 07ft. or at tlu
end. when ii makes 1157. «ve shall tlmi
thut everj one ut these nuuilieni is diva*
Ible by 1). It is not every number Which
can thus be dealt with, and the reader
may find an evening's entertainment in
trying to tiuzzle out tlie rciiiyin why. An
example of a higher number may be o\j.
ni by way of a little assistance: 800,078
is not divisible by 9, but if the myitis]
7 be added to it, either in front, where it
mini's tlie amount by 7.0(J0,IK10. or lu
nny other position, each one of the e\g\\[
various amounts which may thus he obtained becomes divisible by l).
The fact can be verified by nny clilltl
who has mastered ilie first four rules of
arithmetic, but tlie explanation of it is
another matter. To Senior Wranglers or
even to Junior Uptimes there may he
nothing very mysterious about all this.
Ami il may be that if uuy of us Would
only put himself through n course of the
higher algebra, digest tin* integral calculus uud master a few amusing irestlsei
on (be thi'siry sit differences nil (hat n-sw
seems so perplexing In the matter would
become as nl ro '* the multiplication table.
Order!    Order!
The dignity ssf the bouse of commons
consists in Inventing nil sorts of childish
exsiiH's for shouting "Order!" After a
few years of u lbs average member
seems in become a sort sif automatic machine wound up to shout "Order!" Tin*
house would shout "Order!" if the plnris
were struck with lightning, just as mechanically as it shouts "Order!" If a
member puts an aw'—«■•■"■ iuus'''in to »
cabinet minister.
It Is a notorious fact that the average
government clerk is the most improvident person found in nny class of employment. In ; . (portion to lhe amount
of pay he reccirs's he has more debts
that he is Unable to meet than tho uiao
who gets 35 i)i*r cent less money.
His  Wife  Sulsl  It   lloslisl  111,  bat II*
Wast Disposes! to Scoff.
"I have never been superstitious," snid
Jones as ho smiled to himself. "As n
matter of fact 1 have poked a good ileal
of fun nt those who wore candid enough
to admit that they bad their pet superstitions. But 1 shall do so no more, for I
am not sure thut there isn't something ia
it after all.
"Now, when it comes to superstition,
my wife is about as bad as they make
them. Every little incident thut happen!
during the day is fraught with dire significance. My folks, who live In a town
not far from here, had invited us to
spend n couple of weeks witli them, and
1 had been looking forward to the event
with a good deal of anticipation, n feeling that Mrs. Jones shared with me.
Just as we were about to leave the house
tot the railway station she chanced tc
look out of n wiudow. gave a scream and
fell back on a sofu with a face as white
as n sheet.
" 'Whut is the matter? I cried ia
" 'Oh, John.' she sobbed, 'I saw a black
cat with one white foot go across lhe
road. Thnt means had luck. We shall
hnve to give up the trip to your folks.'
" 'Nonsense,' said I.
" 'I shall not move a foot,' snid she in a
voicn that told tin* there would be no UkU
trying to argue with her. 'The train ii
sure to be wrecked or some other dreadful thing happen.'
"1 knew that thnt settled it. and If I
hnd chanced to meet the bln'k cat with
the while foot that day I Would have paid
my respect! to him, superstition or no superstition..
"Well, the next day a distant cousin of
mine, to say nothing of his wife and seven children, descended upon Us without
warning and announced that they were
going to pay us c real nice, long visit.
"I have s'ome around to my wife's way
of thinking. There is something In 'his
black cat with a white foot business after
all. But where shs> ninde a mistake wns
in thinking that she could ward it sif" hv
remaining at home."
Slroniilr Ilersilisslrd of llisisii*.
We have a young San Franciscan "in
our midst," and she Is as homesick ss
homesick can be for thnt city of uncountable hills and innumerable heliotrope
hedges. Nothing hers pleases her. We
went to the matinee the other day, and
midway of the performance 1 heard from
her g gasp of delight. She grasped her
lisln arm with her left hand and rubbed
the skin vigorously fur a moment or two.
Then tlie hopeless, homesick look settled
On her face again, and she sighed.
"I thought for ii moment 1 wan out
home again," she said wistfully.
"Whut made you think so?" I asked.
"Oh," said she, "it was only for a moment. It wasn't really true, but just for
a minute  1   wus  sure  1   felt  a  flea."
Yon will never know what It Is to oo
sick and fired of good advice until yon
have run a newspaper 20 or 30 years.—
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The Drill.
ADd   1'laln   ThOJUSS   Whits*   Felt   He
Couldn't Afford It.
•Mi .ibe you'd be wlllln to do me a
»avQ;■•)" said the old chap with n car-
iiiih.ig to a policeman who found him
sauntering about a Boston rnllroad de-
p„t the other afternoon.
••Well, what is it?" was asked.
-lin wuitln around fur my train to
start and meetln with a lot of ndveu-
turcK. Fustly, a feller comes up aud
ulinkea hands with me and culls me
Shakespeare and wants to know all
about my family. I'm not Sbftke-
tnearc, of course, but I kinder hated to
,,,|l him so nnd bought him a drink
,,ml treated blm white. Nextly a feller i.iini's up und calls me Cicero nnd
wiints to know If all tbe folks was
,vill. I'm not Cicero, of course, but he
iru .so sure of It 1 bought him a drink
god let him talk on. The next feller
calls uie Columbus und puts me on the
hack fur dlskuvorln America, lie wus
•„ iiy Off, of course, but I bought Dim a
drink and let hi in down easy."
"And the fourth uianV" naked the of-
"He colled me gov'nor oud got a
drink The fifth one took me fur a
•judu • and tlie sixth one fur a congressman "
"Well, wh.it nan I do for you'/"
",ln kinder bung around fur uwhile
and explain mutters. When the seventh chap comes Dp ami calls me
lies -life Washington und wants to know
If (he old woman hus got over her rheu-
, ,- mil the baby lias cut Its back
teeth, I'd like you ;o tnke him to one
. de   'tnl tell   blm   I'm  only  Thomas
Willi" uud the biggest llillig I ever did
hi nil my life (vn« to shoulder a barrel
nf its.ur "ti a in'i oi 50 cents, Horn this
greatuvss! In the fust place. I don't
want it. and In the OPXI I'll inly have
nboii u dollar loft when l git home,
and ilie old woman will either gobble
on tu I ha I or raise a fnin'ly row to give
me cold feel all Ihe rest of tbe winter."
M. Quad.
iii* i snni Threat.
I!, try-1 think Tom loves me with nil
Iii* 11 art Why. lie actually threatened
to shoot himself If I did not look upon
blm with favor.
Bertha How like Tom! That's what
be always says. Vtinny, Isu't ItV—Bos
ton Transcript.
Wilheluiitia of Holland is now tho
only ruling queen. Of ..he 74 IllltVS
o« earth, U- are prcsids'il'.s, 10 ure
kings and 0 are emperors.
"In* Wu I.eft Wi-ssls and Ban Down, nsid
Citable to Ki*s*»tn lf«r Stietssjth fulll
Mss* Used Dr. W11 llsr.su s'  l'lisk I'llla.
In the village of Cssinpden, Oot.,
lUsd throughout the surrounding
eountry, there are few peoplo better
known or more highly esteemed thuja
Ur. and Mrs. Daniel Albright. Mr.
Albright, has for many years ulls*d the
f<>Hition of village postmaster, in ud
S.i ism to conducting a boot und shoe
business. Hut it is with the postmaster's estimable wife that this ar-
tsilo has chielly to do, as it gives,
practically in her own words, the
PHrticulars of her recovery from s
severe illness through the use of Dr.
Willisana' I'ink Pills. To a reporter
who asked Mrs. Albright if she would
SDnSjpnt to give the particulars of ber
Alness and cure for publication, she
said : "If you think my experience
will help some other sufferer I am
Unite willing to give it, for 1 may
tell you that 1 am a very enthusiastic admirer of Dr. Williiuns' l'ink
Pills. for some years prior to the
""inter of ,iyu8 I suffered with i lame
Wi., which frequently prevented mc
•rom doing my household work.
Later exposure to cold developed
snaiicft, and every movement of the
hod"/ caused intense pain. Is this
"ay passed gloomy days und rs'slless
lights, until the winter ol 1898,
when my trouble was aggravated by
an at tmk of la Kri|i|n'. The lirst and
most severe symptoms s»f iIiih trouble
passed away, but it left me in u
work and depressed conditions I <l"l
not appear to be able to recover my
strength; my appetite wus very fickle,
1 was extremely nervous, nnd Dry
heart   Would   palpitate   painfully     at
tlio least exertion. I had been under
a doctor's cure, but did not recover
my strength, und as a oonaequenos i
was much ilepnssesl in spirits. At
this Juncture a friend who Called U|v
jW  nn' advised  nie    lo  trv   Dr.    Wil-
iiunin' i>i,lk i.illH nn(1 , decided to
follow tlie advice, and procured a
supply. To my grnl iflcut ion I felt an
Improvement In my condition almost.
lulls for a little over a month I was
once more enjoying the best of
health, every trace of the trouble
that had allllcted me having disappeared.   It is nearly three years since
1  Used   t|H,  pHI,, nn(j I   J,,VV(,   ,„.,,„ Wi'll
and strong s*ver since, and I have tho
hest of reasons for ascribing my rfres-
J-nt good health lo tho urn) of ilr.WII-
hains'  Dink Pills.
Dr. Willlnms' Pink Pills nre u tonic
and not a purgative medicine. They
•nrleh the blood from the first ilose
to the lust and thus bring health nnd
strength lo every organ of Ihe body.
The genuine pills nro sold only In
boxes with the full name, 'Dr. Wll-
Unms' Pink Tills for Pale Poople,"
printed on tho wrapper. If your denier I'nntiot supply you send slip*!'! to
the Dr Williams'' Medicine Co., Uroru-
vllle, Ont., and the pills will le iiiull-
pd ])nst paid at 50 cents a box, or
»lt boxes for *"2..r>0.
'hi*  Intontlon   lu  to  lliiosis   tlnslncsss
I'nr   Itssili   Mcnslserss   of   the   Attrre-
uient.   but   In   Huns'   Case,   at   Any
Kate, llnslsss-ss.  lull, tu Ilusstu.
[Copyrlglit, 1900, by C. n. UvU,]
"One day vhen I don't haf somet'lngs
to do a man conies In my place und
" 'Look here, cobbler, we shall go Into
some combinations. You help me, uud
1 help you. I vhns dot undertaker who
starts in peesness ou der next block,
und I can send you 20 customers u
week. Vhen peoples cum to my place,
I says to dem:
" ' "Do you knowdotGermnn cobbler'/
Vhcll, be vhas n rusher, und be vhns
sheup prices. You go to him, uud ho
vhas all right?"
" 'Und vhen some peoples cum to
your shop you should say:
"' "Do you know dot undertaker
down der street? Vhell, be vhas boss,
und if you patronize him once you vhlll
be sure to come ugnln." '
"After dot undertaker goes avhay I
talk mit my wife, und she says maype
it vhas all right. I like it better If It
vhas some tailor or butcher, but pooty
Boon vhen an old man mit a lame back
conies In to get a cement patch ot: his
shoe I says:
" 'Vhell, maype you vhas going to die
dis winter, uud it vhas good for you to
git der lowest price und der best treat-
on lit. I like to recommend my fr'cndt
Jones to you.'
"Vhell, I ueffer saw a man so mad.
Fo calls me names und wants to bit
me mit his cane, uud be says be sball
drive all my customers avhay und send
me py der poorhouse. lie makes sooch
a big row dot feefty peoples come
around und belief somepody vhns killed
by der street cars. 1 can't see why he
gets his back oop. but vhen he goes
avhay anodsier man comes Iu und cries
" 'Hello, cobbler, but dot combination
vhns ull K. O. I vhas down to Bee
Jones und look onfer some bargains.
und be recommended me to you. He
says your work vhas good uud your
prices sbeap. How mooch to put some
soles on my shoes?'
" 'Feefty cents,' I snys.
" 'Nonsense! Dot vhas der old figure
before der combination, if l can buy
a ?'0 cotlln for ?2N, do you belief I
shall pay you feefty cents fur new
soles? You make der price 25 cents
uud go to work.'
"1 couldn't do dot. und do you belief
dot man shouts uud yells und kicks
around und says he can lick me In one
minute by two clocks? He calls me
robber, t'lef unsl liar, und some more
peoples come running und ask where
der fire vhns.    1 like to give oop dot
combination right avhay, but i don't
baf time to ss't* der undertaker before a
fat woman conies In mit an old pair of
shoes to be Ond. Dot womana vhas so
big und fat dot she cun hardly come In
der door, and she haf some asthma der
worst kind.
"'Vhas you In some combination mit
an undertaker!* she asks us she sits
" '1 vhns. If you like to buy a collin
Uinl bnf u pair of shoes fixed nt der
same time, I can do bully by you.'
"•Dot vhas peesness. Cobbler, I vhas
expecting to die enfery day. und of
course I like to lie burled ush sheaply
Mil poxsllilo While I llf I must wear
shins, Mini so you i-illi gtf me figures on
sinus uud burial. Don't try to swindle
Uie I nose I vhns fut.'
"'Of  course   not.     It   vhns  all  der
same, I i or fat.   Our goods vhas der
batl und our prices der lowest. I vhill
sny next? dollars for all. If you die lu
der night it vims no deeference.'
" 'Secxty dollar!' slii' says.   'Why, dot
vhas robbery I   if somebody don't bury
nie for forty dollar, den I lay on top der
ground! Cobbler, I vhns n fnt woiunns
nnd a dying wumntis. but you can't
swindle me, Make dot price forty dollar, und wo shall talk. It vhas forty
dollar, und I shall baf seexteen backs
at sler funeral.'
"'Kes'xty dollar vhns der lowest Off*
tire,' I said. 'Dot vhas an awful ills
count, but we like to do pi's'Siiess und
satisfy der peoples. We VllBS bore to
stay.   If you come once, you \blll come
"Dot wimiutis vhns some deceiver
lhe looks like a lectio lamb, but Vhen I
don't iiiuke dot combination for fort's
dollar she begins to shout und swear
untl screnm und kick, und pooty soon
she faints nvbny und falls slown. More
ash one hoonorcd peoples cnnii's crowd
Ing around, uud dot itosh eyes police-
innnk sbumpH In der door und pulls me
oudt on der sidewalk uud slums me
around und yells:
" 'Here vhns tier villain: lie shall go
by state's prison for life for killing
some fnt womniis!'
"It vhns un awful time. We don't
gut dot fut woiimu oudt for an hour."
M.  Ul:»!».
A Very Sick Man  Made Very
Well in a Very Short Time
Tim Usiss* uf I). IlHiglsl Is ass Interesting:
Ntssrjr uf How a llespairlng Invalid
llusilly Clalneil lls-iilils mill Strength
Through tlie use uf 1>hU**'» lililney
Little itapitis, Algoiue. Oat., Fob.
11.—(Special)—Most of the inhabi-
iituts of this district are constantly
expose to inclement weather and extremes of heat and cold, with a result that very muny bad cuses of
chronic kidney disease, lame back
and rheumatism are to be found
among our people. Mr. 1). Huight is
one of our most respected residents
who has been a terrible martyr to
the dread torture of chronic kidney
For four years he has suffered, llu
has tried every prescription, patent
medicine and home remedy that litis
been sugc-Sfited to him or advertised,
but all to.no purpose. Mr. Isaight
enumerates at least a dozen disagreeable doses which he has* forced down
his throat in the hope of securing
some relief, but all in vain. .Some
of these would help him for a time,
but very soon Ihe pain would return
with renewed vigor to torture him.
At last some one suggested that
king of kidney remedies, Dodd's Kidney Pills, He had tried so many
medicines thai bd had very little
faith, but at the suggestion of his
friends he bought and used it box.
Ho commenced to improve from the
first dose, nnd gained steadily as the
treatment continued, till finally every vestige and symptom of his old
enemy hud disappeared, and he was
a well man. This is over a year ago
and Mr. llaight has had no return or
sign of the old trouble.
His has been regarded by the people here as one of the most remarkable cures that has ever been effected
in Alg'oma. Mr. llaight says: ''Four
years ago my kidneys were in a bad
state; I tried old medicines nnd new
medicines of all kinds, doctors' prescriptions and home-made cures.
Some of them relieved me for a little
while, but 1 was soon as bad as
ever again und a second trial of the
same thing proved its worlhlcssness.
At last 1 was recommended to get
Dodd's Kidney Pills and they cured
me and 1 have stayed cured."
How's This?
We . ffer On Hand tnl Dollars Reward for
any csvm of Catsirili that cannot Lse cured by
Hall's Catairh Cure
F   i. CHENEY & CO . Props . Toledo, O.
We, the ansler-lKiiud, have known F. 1.
Cheney for the lam li years, and believe him
irfecily honorable Inafi business transactions,
and ti:s in inliy able o carry i.ut any obligation
made by their Arm.
\vsasTsSTinjA*<,\\ holeiale Drugglsts.Toledo.O.
A'liniMi,     K is KAN   &    .Munis,   Wliolesu.lt
Drug-gist*, I olsdo, O.
Halls Catarrh Cure is taken Internally, acts*
tnf directly up.in the blood anil mucous sat*-
faoei of the »yB'em. Prii e, ..'k.-. per Lottie, Bold
hy all ilrugg -in    Testimonials free.
Hall's Family Pills are tbe beet.
The 'iracs-hniea.
When Cornelia exclaimed:
"These nie my jewels!"
•The father of the l.rncchi grontied In
"She has also an anecdote) side to her
character," he muttered, with u shiver.
Everything, it -eenn-si. was eunurmn*
tory s,f his iini-ns*. p einotiition thnt lie
wa> ilesiniesi tis in- fori*!itien hy reason of
i.is  wife's siipi'iissi   pints- Detroit Jour-
1 VOW-si-tr*!,    FACTORY. Montreal
I'rnrltT   lis   Aniens!*,
The prove!bull wit sif [he Irish jarvey
is oftentimes mixed wuli-uu uudercur
tent of stern utility thai is us touching
us it is eloquent,
Driving through Rackville street. Hub
lin. one day on tin outside car. the wretch
s'd appearance of ins- horse suddenly
struck a visitor, who snld;
"I'm. you nilBbl to be taken op tor
cruelty lu animals, driving such un ohl
screw as tbat!"
"lis't-'siriii. snr." un- the quick reply.
"if I didn't dhi Ivsj thai, I'd bs taken ap
for cruelty tu •) wife mui sis childrenl"—
cures coughs and colds at
once. We don't mean that it
relieves you for a little while
—it cures. It has been doing
this for half a century. It h.ts
saved hundreds of thousands
of lives. It will save yours if
you give it a chance.
" I cs*iiphrd isnsi r d.ssel continuously. Could
aot attend tn business. On* instil,* s>f Shllolt
stopped the cough and restored nisi to psrleci
J J. TAOOART, Toronto.
RhllissYs Cnnsusnistliisi Curs* Is sold Isy nil
druggists In 1 mimtis mill I'ssltnl StltOs hi
Site, .-.sis-, it I. no n buttle, In flr«*at Itrltiilsi
nt Is. ZA , ts. .1.1 . nmi 4*. Oil A printeil
KiiKi'issis.s nss...* wills every buttle. If you
are net sntlsHrsl sju to yuur druggist nmi
(rat yuur luussey Inn k.
Writs for illustrstcil Isoolt on ('onsumtstissrs. Stos
srithoul met to you.  S. C. Wslls st (Jo,, Toronto.
Not an out-of-date article, bat absolutel;
the most serviceable, durable, light running
and perfect skimmer,   lit) page UatalogU
niHllcd (ri n applications   Agents wanted
In every district.    Applj at onoe.
Shipments nf Krssh I nth r wanted,
Wm. Scott, aou;-,iNNi.'\^:'H"
Their Impresalona of the World. Man
and SussllKlst.
How does  it  feel   to  be in  absolute
'blackness a lifetime?
What arc tlie blind man's impressions
of the appearance of the world, men aud
thing! he has never seen?
What ore his thoughts  as he gropes
around in blackness?
John Hoyden, an intelligent, lifeloua
blind man, answered these questions and
told Strange, interesting facts uhout the
lives of the blind.
"To lie always in darkness," said Hay-
den, "is, of course, terrible, hut with
time we get used to il, and that makes
our lives much easier.
"There is n heavy black mist before us.
Our miuds are most of tne time dead because we cannot see things, aud our
Blinds have very little to work upon.
Then this darkness makes us fear the
world. We always imagiM" that ail kind3
of danger is ahead of us We blind people know Unit this fear is groundless, but
despite that we cannot get rid of it.
''Blind people's thoughts :»re almost
ulihi'. We me sometimes melancholic,
but most of the tins we tliiuk of religious
matters and get much comfort from that.
There are very few hi ind freethinkers.
"Our impressions uf the appearance of
the World are iieuily the sauie. 1 have
talked with a great many blind people
about that and fount, that our impressions were nearly alike. These impressions, though, are rather vague.
"We mentally picture New Vork as a
square moss of earth with cuts between
for the streets. Our fellow man—well.
we get I j feeling some idea of his shape,
but the blind eye hns uo conception of
size or appearance. All men look alike
to the blind. Voices differ; the step differs. We picture the sun as an immense
ghshc-ssf fire with red rays shooting out
all around it. Daylight appears to us as
millions of white shafts floating high
ahove the earth.
"The way we blind folks dream will no
doubt surprise ordinary people. Our
dreams consist only of the things we j
have beard. We cannot dream of scenes |
und places because we have, of course,
never seen them. When we, for instate,
dream of our friends or acquaintances,
We dream of bearing their voices. We
cauuot see them, but recognise them hy
the sound aud quality of their words.
"Many people when they see a blind
man walking alone on the street wonder
how be manages to lind his way without
aid. That iu easy to understand. When
going around, we are gnitftM hy sound
and what We ttall landmarks. Nearly
every street has to us its own peculiar
noise. We can tell almost every street
we have previously passetl along by its
owu uoise. Landmarks are tbe cracks
and breaks In the sidewalk along our
"We become very well acquainted with
almost every little irregularity in the sidewalks along our wuy. and by that and
the different noises in lhe sti»"- - ■••n
always lind our tvtiy."
This ia a Positive Cure for all
Throat and Lung Troubles., also
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Pure NsiIts* Post for ln.alssls. $,.«$ p«! f>!.. Sj So
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Represent a New Bystem of treatment
for the weak and for those suffering
from Consumption, wasting diseases
or inflammatory conditions of nose,
throat and lungs.
The treatment is frees Tou havo
only to write to obtain it.
Its efficacy is explained as simply as
possible below.
By the new syBtem devised by DE.
T. A. SLOCUM, the great specialist in
pulmonary and kindred diseases, all the
requirements of the sick body are
supplied by the Four remedies constituting his Special Treatment known as
The Slocuin System.
"Whatever your disease one or more
of these four preparations will be of
benefit to you.
According to the needa of your case,
fully explained in the Treatise given
free with the free medicine, you may
take one, or any two, or three, or
sail four, in combination.
A cure is certain if tho simplo
directions are followed.
The Remedies are especially adapted
for those who suffer from weak Iving*,
coughs, sore throat, bronchitis,catarrh,
CONSUMPTION, and other pulmonary troubles.
But they are also of wonderful
efficacy in the upbuilding of weak
systems, in purifying the blood,
making   flesh,   and   restoring   to
weak, sallow people, vigorous and
lieahhy constitutions.
The basis of the entire System is s,
flesh-building, nerve and tissue-renewing food.
Every invalid and sick person needs
strength.   This food gives it.
Many people get the complete system
for the sake of the Emulsion of Cod
Liver Oil, which they themselves need,
and give away the other three preparations to their friends.
The second article is a Tonic. It is
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]>eople, for those who nave no appetite,
who ne/id bracing up.
Thousands take only the Emulsion
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Tho third preparation is an antiseptic
Balm or Jelly. It*cures catarrh.
It helps all irritation of the nose,
throat   and   mucous   membranes.    It
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Thousands of our readers need the
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Persons in Canada, seeing Slocum's free offer in American papers, will
please send for samples to the Toronto laboratories.
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Legal Advertising 10 cents a line for
.the first insertion and 5 cents a line each
..subsequent insertion.
Certificates of Improvement, $7 each.
Transient advertisements at same rates
;as legaladve.timng.
Locals will be charged 10 cents a line
ior each insertion.
' Commercial Rates made known upon
The Subscription is $2 per year, Bti'ict-
,'y in advance; $2.50 a year if not so paid.
Address all letters to—
Slocan, B. C.
FRIDAY, MARCH 1st, 1901.
We'uns is goin' to git incorpera-
shun at an erly date. At least, that's
what the fellers at Victorier sav*
•The Dominion government proposes to guarantee live-eighteenths
on £2,000,000 towards the cost of
laying a cable between Canada and
has been appointed
provincial  gaol at
The result ot  the recent bye-clcc
i tion in Vancouver was an undeserved
disappointment to Labor. One or two
•more costly lessons and the boys will
learn to leave fusion severely alone.
As a result of the strong pressure
brought to bear, the Dominion government will establish an official
assay office at Vancouver for the
purchase of gold. This is the initial
step to the establishment of a national mint. Canada will secure to
herself her own natural riches in the
Last year the Intercolonial railway
wade a net profit of $108,933.81 over
expenses. The system embraces 1314
miles of track. At the same ratio of
mileage, were the I. C. K. extended
,to the Pacific coast, it would earn
yearly profits of $250,000. Better
get it here *.s quickly as possible.
The government built one road, it
surely could build another.
A new school bill faces thc province.
It throws the burden of supporting
the public schools in municipalities
directly upon the citizens, but retaining the present arrangements for
unincorporated districts. The muni-
cipallty schools will be graded ac-
, cord ing to average daily attendance
of scliolars.and a sliding bonus given
by the government each year, ranging from $12 per capita down to$C.
The municipalities will then have to
build their own schools, pay teachers'
salaries, etc. The new law follows
somewhat the practice in vogue in
Ontario and other provinces. It is a
right and just step, as there is no
tangible reason why the people
should not pay directly for what they
get. Up to the present the annual
sum spent by the government on education has made a serious hole in
the provincial revenues, growing
larger each year. In 11)00 it was, in
round figures, 8300,000. With the
burden ofthe schools thrown on the
people, the government will have
more money to spend on roads and
trails, thereby promoting the mining
industry. Tho government seems
determined to strike an equilibrium
between revenue and expense.
Sir Henri Joly's speech from the
^throne at tho opening of the legislature  was  a  spicy   one, containing
enough matter for -a great deal of
thought and work by the members.
,   Alter noting the death of the Queen
and the accession of Edward VII.,the
speech declared thc proposal to grant
the South African veterans a free
gift of 100 acres of land and a cash
bonus.   The pulp industry is to be
encouraged, dairy and agricultural
developments aided, and a system introduced for extending small holdings.   Of main importance  is the
government's railroad policy,in which
they propose bonusing a road from
the Boundary to the coast, another to
the end of Vancouver Island, and a
,third from  the coast  through the
northern part of the province.   AH
provincial industries are claimed to
be prosperous,  while the reports of
the various commissions  appointed
^during the last recess will be brought
down.   Some amendments  will  be
introduced to the Mineral Act, but
.the proposed mining commission is
postponed.     The new  immigration
act is in force, and the rcjiort of the
^delegation which went to Ottawa on
.provincial business will shortly be
made known. In conclusion, tho
government promises to lay the estimates before the members at an
early d tc
The snow is in the last stages of
rapid decline.
R* C.      Ancient periodicals may be purchased at this ollice.
A. C. Smith returned on Tuesday
from his eastern trip.
Born.—Itl Slocan, on Feb. 25, Mrs,
J. Bull, ofa daughter.
I). O. Lewis, C. P. R. engineer at
Nelson, was here Friday.
Mail service has been in an interrupted state during the week.
The new land registry office for
Kootenay opens at Nelson tomorrow.
Flour is selling in New Denver at
$2.75 per 100, and coal oil $3.85 per
lt is rumored the Bank of Commerce purposes opening a branch
An effort will be made to get a post
office established at Aylwin, on Ten
The Slocan City Water & Light
Co. have secured the water on Goat
"Bob" Lemon
warden of the
The annual ball of the Sandon
Miner's Hospital will be held on the
18th inst.
Slocan's Jap sports have levanted
to Grand Forks. A new bird arrived
on Tuesday.
Jas. Wilks has organized a Miners'
Union at Van Anda, with a membership of over 100.
There is very little change to be
noted in the Chapleau situation. It
is a question of wait.
A large amount of freight is passing through town. On Sunday the
Slocan was running all day.
II. A. llicbie, of the Hartney Co.,
New Denver, returned Monday from
Wintering in New York state,
W. C. Adams, of thc Arlington
Mines returned to town Saturday,
after wintering on the outside.
Nurse. Open for engagements.
Charges moderate. Address, Mrs. J.
F. Delaney, New Denver, B.C.
Walter Clough has gone to Nnkusp
for a month, as C.P.R. line repairer.
Miss Clough accompanied him,
E. Atherton, of Sandonjoined Mrs.
Atherton here over Sunday, as a
guest of Mr. and Mrs. Ben Robertson.
Gus Erickson. a drunk and disorderly, was lined £5 and costs, or 30
days, Wednesday, by John Bull, J.
M. Gintzburger, manager of the
Monitor, Three Forks, passed up on
Monday, accompanied by Mrs.Gintz-
Saturday evening a meetinjrof the
members of the proposed rille club
will be held in The Drill office, at
8 o'clock.
Monday's train from Nelson was
delayed nearly two hours by a box
car jumping the track near Slocan
Jack Regan, superintendent of the
Last Chance, spent Saturday and
Sunday here. He found life most
Mrs. McKay, of New Westminster,
mother of Mrs. R. E. Allen, arrived
in Wednesday evening to visit her
Some scallawae: has been swiping
Frank Strohn's Drill at Northport.
Have to get Carry Nation to look into the matter.
R. Hamilton, of Nelson. J. G. McCallum, and C. Browning took an inventory of the goods at the Chapleau
during the week.
The case of Clark vs Collom, which
was to have come up at Rossland last
week, was postponed till April.owing
to the illness of the plaintiff.
W. Beaton was killed atlKirLKke
on Friday, bv falling under a moving train on the Kaslo railroad. He
was posting a letter at the time.
Lost.—A lady's umbrella, marked
"C.G. B,"at recent Miners' Union
ball. Finder will be rewarded on
returning same to Bennett & Co.
Two ofthe Italian colonv got mixed up in a racket. Friday night    On
Saturday morning .John Bull, .1.1'..
assessed them the costs of the court
for theii excitement.
"Buntz'* DesBrisay left on Tuesday
morning for the coast, where he will
enter liis brother's store A number
of his friends gave him a send-off the
evening before in the manse.
John Bulko was tried before II. D.
Curtis find .John Foley, J.P.'s, Monday, charged with stealing a pair of
boots and skates. The lad was given
three months in the Nelson gaol.
Grand masquerade ball, under the
auspices of the Sloean Brass Band,
will be held in the Music Hall, on
March 15. Admission, including sup-
I er, $2. Thoso desiring suits will
leave name with any bandsman.
More changes have taken place on
the C.P.K. Conductor D. McKay
will be assistant trainmaster, and J.
Hamilton chief train master for the
Kootenays. James Lawrence goes
to Nelson as chief i rain despatcher.
Here is a point to consider for those
living in Brandon and* West Slocan.
When Slocan becomes incorporated
and the public school passes under
civic control—by reason of the proposed government school bill—the
children residing outside the corporation limits will be unable to attend
the local institution.
Notice to Delinquent Co-owner
I HEREBY give notice thatA.C.Beline
has failed to perform his assessment
work on the Truro mineral claim for the
year ending August HO, 11)00. And I give
notice that, unless the said Al. Behne
pa*,s his proportion of said assessment,
amounting to $50, and all costs attached
thereto, 1 shall claim his interest in the
said mineral claim, under section 4 of
tlie Mineral Act, Amendment Act, 1900.
Dated at Slocan City this 24th day of
November, 1900.
Alex. Rogers,
Tonsorial Artist.
The Leading Parlors:
J. I. i«ii ***.
Provincial Land Surveyor & Mining
SLOCAN, - - B.
Mines,   Real Estate, Insurance, Accountant.
Abstracts   of
B.  C.
All the Latest Works.
Full Stock of Stationery,
Toys and Novelties.
Certilicate of Qpniitx.
Trenton Mineral Claim.
Situate in tho Slocan City Mining Division of WeBt Kootenay District.
Where located :—On the divide between Eight Mile and Ten Mile
TAKE NOTICE that I, J. M. McGregor, acting as agent for George Kydd,
free miner's certificate No. B3G350, intend, sixty davs from the date hereof, to
apply to the Mining Recorder for a certificate of improvements, for the purpose
of obtaining a Crown Grant of tho above
And further take notice that action,
under section 37, must he commenced
liefore the issuance of such certificate of
Dated this 6th day of November, 1000.
21-i'j-oo .i. m. McGregor
Ssiini-i-ni-l, Columbia No. B, Kvs-isisse; Star
No. 8, Silver Crown, Ks-llrise No. 2,
UoltpH No. a  Fraction, and
Unknown I.roup Mineral Claims.
Situate in the Slocan City Mining Division of tho West Kootenay District.
Where located-.—Near the head of
Dayton creek.
TAKE NOTICE that I, J. M. McGregor, acting ns agent for Hugh Sutherland, Free Minor's Certificate No.152(1789,
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 take notice that action,
under section 37, must be commenced
before the issuance of such certificates oi
Dated this 25th day of October,1000.
21-12-00 j.m. McGregor
Pioneer Livery
and Feed Stables,
Slocan, 13. C.
General Packing and Forwarding attended to at the
shortest Notice.
Saddle and Pack Horses for
hire at reasonable rates.
per annum.
Worden Bros,
Teamsters &
General Draymen.
Boarding Stables; Saddle Horses for
Hire at Reasonable Kales.
Wood and  Coal for Sale.
Agency for the Gait Coal Co.,
Orders for Coal to be accompanied
by cash and left at the Ofliee:
Grin   Fraction   ansl   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 Snul-
ter, free miner's certiflcate No. R14389,
aud Duncan Graham, free miner's certificate No B2ti843, as lo one-half each,
undivided interest, in tho 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 abovo claims.
And further take notice that action,
under 37, must be commenced liefore the
issuance of such Certificate of Improvement.
Dated this 20th day of December, 1900.
New Carpets
and Oilcloths..
Just Arrived.
Furniture, Crockery, Glassware, etc., etc;.
Dyspepsia Tablets
speedily relieve and cure acute
and chronic Dyspepsia, Indigestion, Distress after Eating, Sour
Stomach, Gas in the Stomach,
Nervous, Sick and BilloUs Head*
ache. f>0 cents n box. For sale
J. L. WHITE 6c Co.
Ottawa Mineral Clnisss.
Situate in the Slocan City Mining Division of West Kootenay District.
Whore located :— On the north side
of Springer er«ek, about live miles
from Slocan Citv.
TAKE NOTICE that we, William R.
Clement, free miner's certificate B28886;
Christian P. Wichmann. free miner'e
certificate 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
ceitificate of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a Crown grant of the
above claim.
And further take notice that action,
under sectiofT 37, must he commenced
beforo the issuance of such certificate of
Dated this 5th dav of February, 1901.
8-2-01. W. R. CLEMENT,
on all trainsfrom Revelstoke and Kootenay Landing;.
pass Dunmoro Junction for St. Paul
on Sundays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Eridays; Toronto on
Mondays and 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, Sloean City
J. S. CARTER,     E. J. COYLE,
D.P.A., A. G.I*. A„
Nelson. Vancouver.
Tobacconists' Supplies
of every description can be had at ocan's Lending Store.
Tobaccos, chewing and smoking, of tho best brands kept tn
stock; also Cigars and Cigarettes. Fruits of nil kinds kept in
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 Postoflice.
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,
MAIN STREET,        -      -SLOCAN
Agents for Crow's Nest Domestic
and Blacksmith Coal.
Do You
Want a Home ?
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
of the 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.
in City IM Din,
No. 62, W. F. of n.
Gwiilim 6c Johnson,
B. C
The Murcutt Branch
Meets the second Thursday in each month
at 8 p.m. Next meeting in the Presbyterian church. All meetings open
tn those wishing t  join.
Mrs. W.J.Andhkws, Mbs.M.D.McKBH
President. Cor. Secretary.
No More
Have Installed a new machine
for manufacturing Stovepipes
and Airpipes. They go together
like a charm. Patronize home
industry and have an unruffled
H. J.
Meets every Wednesday evening
in the 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 attended to. All Union workmen employed.
and Jeweler.
Nelson, B.C


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