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VOL. II., No. 21.
SLOGAN,   B.   0.,   AUGUST   23,   1901.
$2.00 PKIl ANNUM.
Pri-ces Harked Away Down.
T. D. Woodcock & Co.,
Hardware Merchants.
Big Discount Sale.
ADIES' GOODS at less than cost prices. Wc won't carry anything over,
and as tho goods we are offering wero all marked very low, with this
additional discount they are bound to move out.   Come early.
Shirtwaists, - - 33^% off.
Outside Skirts,       - - 20% off.
Under Skirts, - - 20" off.
W. T. Shatford & Co., General Merchants,
Slocan, Vernon, Fairview, and Camp McKinney, B. C
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.
Has ample accommodation for a large number of Quests 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.
OETH1NQ *& HENDERSON, - Proprietors.
Hotel Slocan,
Slocan, B. C, is under the
SIM m Personal flfoiwiit of Jeff Baty,
Who is ever ready to make life pleasant for those
who tarry within a while with him.
Is reached by any trail or road
that runs into the Town.
Do not go past its door when
you are dry, weary or hungry.
Aid. Barbel Scs-ursiss I-susvo of Absence
From tlie Cossnell (,'Iersi'K llor.,1 Ac-
oiptad by the Aldermen—Several Account's Ordered I'uid.
Regular meeting of the city council
was held on Monday evening, present Mayor York, Aid. Nichol, Smith
and Worden, The proceedings wore
short, owing to the meeting afterwards for forming a board of trade.
Thc. finance committee reported dk
the city clerk's bond, recommending
its acceptance. This was done by the
council, on motion of Aid. Smith and
Nichol. They also reported In favdr
of tho bills of A. York & Co., Dr.
Bentley and 11. L. Fife, presented al
la**t mecing. Ou motion of Aid.
Nichol and Worden, the hills were
ordered paid.
A communication was presented
from Aid. Barber, asking leave of
absence, owing to his now being employed at the Enterprise mine. The
leave was granted, on motion of Aid.
Worden and Njchol.
Two accounts were presented from
McCallum stCo., one for $2, for protecting the Springer creek bridge*,
and the other for $1.10 for telegrams
on incorporotion matters, Referred
tu finance committee,
Aid, Worden asked for a report
from the Hoard of Works on the road
between Fletcher avenue and the
ball '■rounds. No action had been
taken by the committee, but they
promised to look into thc matter
The consideration of various bylaws wad laid over for another week.
Meeting then adjourned,
W. S. Johnson, president, read the
bylaws drafted tsi govern the association,being formed from the Dominion
association, and the same were duly
adopted, lt was decided that each
Saturday afternoon should be set
apart for practices, the lirst Saturday
being for clearing off and fixing up
the range The government has
sent "20 rifles, with 100 rounds of ammunition 10 each, and these will be
apportioned off to every four members, It was decided to make thc
nieinliership fee $2 per year, with a
signed roster of b5 members, and
more to join.
SPEODLATOa f.o.NI) I.||.'TEI>.
Honey Paid over oo Tueiday l,y
.!.! r.snk
iikai. on phoenix oaonp.
Another important mining transaction was consummated in Nelson oij
Tuesday, whereby the difficulty ar'
foctiug the title 1.1 theIHioerilxgroup
situated on tlie hill to the east of this
place, h is been straightened out,and
the property placed in tbe petition to
become a big working proposition.
Hull (seining and George A\ lard, tbe
latter cf New Denver, wl„. nre tlie
principal owners in tho group, negotiated the settlement through McDonald 4 Johnson, of Nelson, Messrs.
Wallace and Miller beitiK the contestants, The latter received ;i Cash
payment to relinquish their contentions, which were ,n the nature of an
adverse, and tho perfected title now
passes into the hands cf ihe Viking
Development Co..formed in Portland
by T. S. Dunbar.
'Mr.Dunbar has been managing the
group since last fall in the interests
ofthe bonders, and by thc new deal
made the original owners get $7000
In cash and 16 per cent ofthe capital
stock, -while the company agrees to
nut &r»0,U)Oiii the treasury for (level
opment purposes. W. 11. Sandiford,
New Denver, recently mads a very
favorable examination of the entire
The Phoenix has been opened tip
by two drills and a couple of shafts,
tiie yt in averaging two met iii width.
A shaft sunk elsewhere has disclosed
a second and parallel lead, also with
good ore in si^'ht. Tin.'values iu tbe
main lead run about $70, limine principally silver, though the percentage
or gold is high. A carload shipmei I
was made las' spring to Northi
and gave satisfactory returns, and
iviTiitlv two or three odd lots have
been sent to Trail and Nelson. There
Is about two ear-* of ore uow on the
A small foroo only has been employed of late on tin' group, bul the
numbei will he increased.'it on.-e and
the propeity extensively developed.
New Building, ist Arlington.
Murdock McLean, of New Denver,
has received tho contract to erect
additional buildings at ihe Arlington
mine which, when completed, will
form n regular village in the basin.
It has been decided to put up a new
bunk houses, two stories high, and
plastered throughout. D will ac<
commodate 100 men and is designed
to he used afterwards as a dining
room, ele., a large annex as sleeping
quarters for the men being built later.
Another large ore house is now being
framed and is to be linishcil at once.
Aseries ofcottages are also under way
fir the married men, who will be
charged a moderate rental for the
houses. 'The contractor will supply
the finishing lumber from town, while
the companv furnishes the rough
material from their sawmill.
siosisis mils. "kMoolatlon.
Last Thursday evening a meeting
ofthe members cf lhe Sloean Kille
Association was held at tlie Arlington
Hotel and wai fairly well attended.
The bond on the Speculator group
fell due on Tuesday, last and was
promptly met by J. frank Collom,
the money being paid over at; the
Bank of Montreal, Nelson. It amounted to '.10 per cent of the purchase
money, or about $49,000 in all. The
participants in the division were lv.
1. Kirkwood, of Slocan; Thomas Ivil-
patriek, superintendent of the C.P.
11., at Itevelstoke; C. E, Smltlierln-
gale, Slocan; aud A. Tuuks, New
Denver, the lirst two getting tlie major portion.
It was on August 20, 1900, that thc
deal was signed up on the group,
which then consisted of four claims
and a fraction. Since then the company has purchased or staked a number of adjoining properties,until they
possess the largest acreage of any
outfit in the camp. Work has been
steadily pushed ever since the bond
was signed, upwards of $50,000 hay-
ihg been spent in development which,
with tho price of the deal, $55,00J,
makes $105,000, demonstrating lhe
faith of the purchasers.   The work
fork of Lemon creek, are wearing a j OUR     ORE    SHIPMENTS
more satisfied look as a result of a
meeting held at Nelson on Friday
I st, in Macdonald & Johnson's office.
R. S. Lennie, acting for the company,
turned over .f.'SOOO more on the indebtedness, and was granted-a further extension of 80 days wherein to
liquidate the remaining $8000. As a
portion of this will come from the
government in the nature ofa refund
on the construction of the wagon
road, the creditors consider they are
in a safe position.   It i.s fully expect-;  ... , ,
ed that upon the wiping out of the j show * larKe Increase and give the
debts, Uie company wUlresums opep- heaviest tonnage in many weeks.
atiuns at the mine. j Three properties figure in the list,
with a total of 165 tons, making thc
Last Year'is Shipment,, Were 3817 Tons—
A HeiiltUy !■;*. is'sus.-.- of tlse Life ansl
VV smith of the Cuisip—Arlington til*
illKgost Shipper.
Ore shipments for the current week
Its».Mt ll Ol' TK A III".
S-'sithUHlimtl!* KCaotlng Held in theCouiH'll
Chamber ".loi.diiy Nl^ht.
A meeting of citizens, called for
the purpose of organizing a board of
trade, was held in the council chamber on Mondav evening.   There was I Forty tons was shipped from tho Enable attendance and considerable ^'T'-'so and 100 by the Arlington.
..    . , „„ ..     I Heavv shipments under the recent
enthusiasm shown. lhe meetingLontl.,fct WF*- commence in a dav or
was called to order, with Mayor York ] tW0) as *w. Koch is bringing in addi-
ln the chair and J. A. Foley as seero ; tiona*   freighting  outiit.   Just now
total for the year considerably over
.'•000 tons. From the Black Prince.
■Jo tons was sent out by the lessees of
the. mine, making 125 tons since January 1. Their lease is just about out
and thc propeity is looking fine. Thc
ore was sent to the Nelson smelter.
Ths chairman explained tlie object
of the meeting, urging at the same
time the necessity of immediate ac
tio i iu the formation of a board.   It
was necessary on account ofthe pos
teaming: is hard on stock, as the
roads are thick with dust and rather
Last year the exports from this division amounted to 21347 tons, made
up from 10 properties.    Following is
ibiiity of securing a necessary-.te-Ujist ot the shipments this vcart©
duction in freight rates, the erection jdm,*.
of a smelter, and the general advertising of our dry ores,for which there j       >1ISE" "***"
is such a growing demand.                 \ Arlington    too
In response to a call for a speech, j £?toffr,188V     40
VY, T. Shatford endorsed the remarks \ B^ck Prince      25
of the chairman on the subject, and- Bondholder   ...".....
further explained some of the advan-| Chapleau ............"
tagea to be gained by having a pro-• Speculator	
periv conducted board of trade in the, Phoenix	
citv'. V&M	
Dr. Forin was of the opinion that g»n"»»«Wa	
msiness men should ! ' bun-Hen	
drift was ran in over 203 foet, and
a win;: i Buuk Tii feet.doublc compart
men' ■■'•'■•. A crosscul was then ran
east VO feet and thi| No. 1 vein encountered. A crosscut from tbe cVpek
to drain this opening has also been
driven In 180 feet.
'Tii.; No. -2 working i.s a drift on the
No. 1 vein and it is in ever 10.10 foet,
and there has lately been sunk a
shall oil t.m I-..I.I IVaotiou to a depth
of close to GO I'viet.   liesides all tnis
Two men are employed on tlie Lily
done, has proven up two strong parat- j prospeetoi'S and
lei leads, while others are believed to j unite un   the questioil of forming  a
■Jxiston tho ground.   On tho No. 2 board of trade   A smelter would, in
vein, at* the  original   workings,  a [all probability, be bulk on Slocan
lake, and the citizens should get in
and tight for it for Slocan. But the
claims of this section could be mnch,,   .    .    . ,. ,    .
better ur.-ed through the medium of *'•."' \Xvi A'*lington basin,    iney are
m bird of trasle. A minin.* exchange' *W« the 'ead-
might bo opened in connection with     Some of the ore recently shipped
the  board, where prospectors could ; from the Arlington  gave smelter re-
have t!i*.ii* claims properly placed be-  turns of -ll'O oz in silver.
fore  intending   purchasers,  with  ni    , , ,.
.-,, i i     .;.,;?.  ...;,,„   ,, i , ,-     \ •      Increased ore shipments are caus-
u   ilcsept.ion, price u (I terms.   As  . . .     r..       .,        . .,
a  result of this good sales at fair fc"^° l"S££?. ft*£"fi
prices C .Uld be made.    There was an ; U> •£*}* Properties in the local dry
there have been crosscuts aud raises increasing demand for dry ores and 0•,* '"'''
made, and a vast amouni of ground  tho prospects of getting" a smelter
sluicing and surface cutting, i*lving
the companv ,-i coiiiprebensive idea
oi what they possess. Commodious
buildings .ire also on tho ground and
a wagon road connects the property
with the Arlington road. At the
present tinm nre is Bhowlog In all the
main openfugs, but not sufficient
depth has been gained to prove tbe
true value of the property. Two
small lots of ore were shipped hist
winter to, Nelsm and givo fair returns. A big force of men has been
employed on  the   property   right
along, there being now more than 30
on the payroll.
'The company now owning the
Speculator is known as the Ricowilabi
Mining Co., with headquarters at
San Francisco. 'The capital represented is Identical with that In the
Arlington, and the work done on the
oue properly only enhances the value
oi the other. Operations will be c n
tinued steadily on the property, with
the object oi placing it on a shipping
basis. .1. Frank I 'ollotn i- the man
aging director of the company; Win.
Thotnlins m, superintendent, und W.
11. Warren, foreman.
1 ,,.. . ('iis-s is (.r.sujs.
I.. A. Thurston has concluded
work for the year mi the Fairy Queen
group, located on 'Trout creek, near
the head ofthe lake, 'The main drift
was advanced several foot and the
ore chute is widening,while the min
urn I is Improving In grade. The
creek was turned on in order to strip
the lead, hut   the water failed before
here were bright, enlarging the op>
p.n Minifies for prospectors to make
sales, ln order to take iall advantage of n mining exchange, prospectors should become members of the
board of trade. A membership fee
of live dollars a year would be sulri-
ciont. 'The bpst way to obtain a re*
ducti m in freight rales was to induce
the Kaslo & Slocan railway to build
here from Sandon. 'The doctor concluded by moving that a board of
trade be organized in Slocan, and
that a committee of three be appoint-
J. M. McGregor will survcv the
Baby Royal group, on Erin mountain, in a day or so, It is owned by
Fred Carlyle.
Eric Lcmietix is advertising out
the Vancouver parties owning a half
interest in the Black and White
Beauty claims, Lemon creek.
Sir Charles '["upper's company, the
New Gold Fields of British Columbia.
has bought back two of its old properties in-ar the Exchange, from IL
Work has ceased for the season on
ed to circulate a listifor membership. . the   yQU„K   li(,ai.   „,.„„,,_   neal.   the
Seconded by W. E. \\ order, and ear- j BoadhoJde,., The lead has been open-
t icil.
Mayor Vork, K. A. Brausbaw and
Dr. Forin wore elected to the membership committee.
'The members will meet again next
Monday evening, t" perfectorganlsa-
tion and elect permanent ollicers.
ed up over a distance of 1000 feet,
making one of the best showings on
the creek.
tnaps i'i th.. Ottawa,
C.P.K, ]*, Alsiorlii-.I Is)' MoikUii.
It has all along been evident that
the Hill-Morgan scheme to :ecure
harmony of operation in the north-
ws'st among  railroads  would   be  a
failure  unless the Canadian Pacific
was taken care of in some way. The
viidicate ha.-evidently decided upon
Wednesday evening an Important
party of minim,' men came In on tlie
i. .ii from up the bike 'They were
.1. !>. Kendall, of London, Bng., who  M)1||U 1)1;lM for taking care of the Can
exported tho Enterprise mine when ft(jian pacific and it has fortified It*
Itwassold to tho present< ipany,   Mj*>  ,,v   buying enough  Canadian
and who Isoneofthe loading raining pgoj-jg8t00|Ci 0l. i,v having enough
authorities of tho nay: C. I-,. Hope, of of tho sluok [a tllu |l;illdsof friendly
Vancouver, head ol the Lmllv bdlth infare>tt ,„ MCUra influence on Cans-
mine on l-'our Mile; J. M.ici^ullau. ol; d*an   [*acifl0  polloy.    'This accounts
■/aneouver, main push ui the syndl- *w the reoent movement la the stock,
coio owning the Vulturo group near Wftl) rtreot ■,„ taitca considerable
Cody: and K. shaw Wood, a million-18t„ck lina , gMi[ aw| !in!i bvvu ab.
aire from London. Ont. I he party j S(„.lu.,i •„ lll0 wett RD-j also abroad
Ins been Inspecting the vulture, bv lllose 0„ t|l0 inside or familiar
Emily Edith, and other properties in wilh lh(! sjtllilt,i0,K   u is expected
much was accomplished.   The wash the upper camp, and came h«ro to that Canadian Paaiflo will hereafter
was 40 foot deep on the bedrock.mak 8l*eup the rjosslbilltles oi the dry m„ ^^j, att-*ntton to the desires and
Ing the work   very laborious.   Mr. '           ■■■ "'■
Thui*9ton expects to go in later on
ami resume work on tho drift.
N.,1   Slllil.iS'llt  St.llK.
size up the possibilities ot the dry
ore belt.   Yesterday morning Messrs,, lu,at in.t.n>sts ,,f jts American com-
Kcndall, Wood and Mact'uillan went p-^tltord
up to the Ottawa group and made "    "
a i
Troubla at Arlington,
Monday morning the entire force of
'.i,i imii  employed at, the Arlington
walked down the hill owing to a dis
j agreement, with   the management
' over the quality of food supplied
tin ui.   Most ofthe men have remain"
thorough examination, the result of
which will be known shortly.   Other
properties were alsn examined.
Wm. Koch, who has the contract
for handling llu- Arlington ore, will
be kept pretty busy For tho next four
months. The, big contract oi 1000
tuns per month will run until January i and, as his stock is all employed, he will have to purchase additional material, it will cost him I wa*s"another nel gain of la 3d it ton I to arrive at an amicable settlement
E80QO i' got in more horses and Tuesday, making the net price jEIIi of the difficulty. 'The men are ar*
freight out lit, as thoro Hro no spare  ;i.:;ip;-r ion.   'That is equal only ranging it thomscives, without the.
DO $1.60 a  hundred mi the  basis ol   Union  assistance, as   being   a local
payment adupted by local smelters,
lint ,t ;s substantially  higher than
the price several days ago,
l,..isii Goal Ulghtr,
Load miners throughout the country are taking a good deal of comfort
in the fact that lead has been stronger I,,,) jn town, keeping sober and quiet,
Of late on the Condon markel.  There and an earnest  effort  is being made
teams l.i be had auvwh'To in the
e . ii'.ry. There is a great deal of
work being done in the camp,
Cliuyl • ■ i Hottllng itt>.
T.  fl.   Dunbar,   manager of the
Creditors of the Chapleau Mining phnonis gi'oup, returned veaterday
Co , whose pro| erty i- on ihe por.th fr in i\ month's ii.-111 Portland
matter. J.Frank Collom, managing
director of the Arlington, at the re*
ipii st of the men, came up from Nel-
8 m Wednesday and again yesterday,
ami is meeting the men on a friendly
footing. Everything looks favorftbJrl
for a prompt setUetaeni
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"No; they were not mine," she replied. "They all belonged to Captain
Conway, and of course they go with tbe
"But, my dear lady," nnd here he
grewqnite affectionate in tone, "surely
yon are interpreting the letter of tho
will too literally    My frieud  Howard
"No; they were not mine," she replied.
Conway is the last man in the world to
wish to be hard on a woman—a yonng
"woman,   his uncle's widow.   He will
not expect or wish you to leave such
purely personal tilings aa these behind.'
"I prefer it," said Mary.
"Most  ladies in your circumstances
wonld have stripped the house," he persisted, "and would have left nothing
but the bare chairs and tables."
"Perhaps, but I am not ono of those
ladies, and besides I wish to tako nothing away to remind me of—y  —
"That I once lived here," she said,
with a sudden flash of feeling, the first
that she had shown.
"Oh. well, of course if that ia the
way the"—he had been on the point of
saying "the cat junip-3," but broke the
homely simile off short—"if that is how
you feel, Mrs, Conway, It is no use my
suggesting anything else."
"But it is very kind of yon to feel an
interest in me," said Mary, a smile
breaking over her face for the first time
"I shall never forget it I thank you.'
A few minutes later she had passed
out of the house aud away from her old
life forever.
She had made her plans carefully
with a view to furthering her resources
to the uttermost—she had taken a single
room in a respectable house in Blooms-
bury. She was not destitute, for she
had still nearly £100 to call her own.
Mra Hamilton's life had been insured
for a sum which had almost covered the
cost of her illness and burial, and Mary
had bought her mourning with a keen
eye to economy; in fact, she had spent
and meant to spend nothing tbat she
conld possibly avoid. She knew that, if
need be, she could live for a year on her
little store, and she kuew, too, that it
was a totally different thing to seek a
living free and independent, as she was,
to seeking it while tied and hampered
with an invalid mother.
But she did not find it an easy thing
to.drop into a pleasant, comfortable position, such as she wanted, by no means.
For several weeks she tramped to nnd
fro, here and tbere, always seeking
something more or le-** indefinite, a
something which she found it difficult
to describe in word'..
Then she pulled herself up abort and
began to think the mtuntion oit in a
different way, anr* bhe came to the conclusion that she could not go on in this
vague, indefinite way; that sbe mu^t
make np her mind to follow a certain
course, and she must follow it. The
question was what. She went over all
the openings which she bad already
tried to follow np, and she came, after
much anxious cogitation, to the conclusion tbat there were only left to her
dow—either of which sbe might take as
her metier and train herself to become
proficient in— nnrsing and typewriting.
Sbe inquired fully into tbe merits
and demerits of both. Sbe found that
■he conld properly qualify for a nurse
under a training of at least three years.
Even then she would not have got to
the top of the tree, and it was more
than likely that long before three years
had gone by she would bave broken
down, for she was not physically or
constitutionally an especially strong
person. If all the tales she heard of
hospital or infirmary training were
true, sbe felt that a month or six weeks-
would about show her how fruitless it
was for her to attempt a career of which
magnificent health and nerve are the
very first requisite*
So practically the career of a nurse
was disposed of and pnt on one side as
an impossible one. Tbere only remained
then open to her that of a typewriter.
The accounts which she gathoied of
this way of making a living were more
hopeful. She would pay 10 guineas to
be taught the trade, and six montliB
would see ber in a fair way of earning
a decent living. She conld, nntil she
was proficient, live very cheaply and
quietly in her modest little room, and
she would bave every interest in forcing
herself ahead as quickly as possible.
There was nothing in the manipulation
of a delicate and intelligent machine
(this was the way thnt a yonng girl,
whose acquaintance she made in a tea*
shop, spoke of her typewriter) which
could be in any way revolting to her
or winch wns in any sense  beyond  tier
"And of course." said the girl, "if
yon go in for shorthand as well, yon
just double your vulue from tho very
"Is it difficult?" Mary asked, rother
"Yes, it is difficult," the girl replied,
"but by no means insurmountable. And
the advantages are enormous. Oh, it is
a grand life for a woman. Any woman
of average intelligence can make a living at it, and a woman whoso intelligence is above the average can do more
than make a living. She can command
her own price. Then it is a freo life! I
mean in this way. If a woman goes in
for nursing, she needs years and years
of training, and goodness only knows
whether she will prove herself a really
skilled nurse at the end of it. She needs
superhuman strength, endless patience,
infinite tact, and for what ? To earn at
best 3 guineas a week, to be treated a
little better than a servant, to be always in a position that is ontirely temporary. A typist, on the other band, especially if hIio is also a stenographer,
can easily mako £100 a year, provided
that she is really good at her work. Sho
has her fixed hours, her fixed holidays.
She has always her Sundays and her
Saturday afternoons. All the tact that
is necessary for her is to mind her own
business and hold her tongue. She has
her evenings to herself, and, if she likes,
she can get extra work then so as to
pnt by an extra sum to her ordinary
earnings for her summer holiday. It is
a fine life for a woman—there ia no mistake about that."
The result of this chance meeting and
conversation with an utter stranger was
that Mary went straight away to a certain school of typewriting and at once
entered herself as a pupil for the entire
course, and then she set herself to work
She was an apt pupil. Her well balanced mind, tinged by disappointment
and trouble, but unruffled by tho greater passions of life, quickly grasped the
intricacies of the curious dots and
dashes which seem so mysterious and
confusing to the majority of mortals.
She made rapid progress, and before the
six months which she had allowed herself for her pupilage had come to an
end ahe found herself established in tbe
office of a small firm of brokers at a
salary of 15 shillings a week
It was of course bnt a beginning.
Still it was a beginning, and Mary bad
accepted it gladly, both for what it
brought bar and as an earnest of better
things to coma And each evening when
she had left the office and had had tea
at the nearest X. Y. Z. shop she went
off to the school and worked hard at ber
A few months more saw her in different circumstances, for she left the firm
of brokers and engaged herself to a
lawyer of large practice, wbo paid her
80 shillings a week and treated ber
pleasantly into the bargain. After nearly a year in this office her employer suddenly died, and sbe was thrown ont of
Not tbat she was destitute—by no
means. Sbe had lived carefully, almost
frugally, keeping always in mind tbe
possibility of a rainy day in time to
come. She took a week's holiday and
spent it at Dovercourt, where she sat by
the glorious sea, basking in golden sunshine and the keen brisk air, reveling
in novels and drinking in a full supply
of health and strength, which would
last ber for at least a year to come.
Among the books she had taken down
with her was one which had been lent
to her by her one intimate friend, the
girl Lucy Chalmers, who had first given
her information about the life and career of a typist. Mary had been three
golden days by the sea ere Bbe begnn to
read it. It was called "A Lover's Creed
of Love."
It is almost impossible for me to tell
the effect that this stcry had npon Mary
Conway. It was a story of passion passionately written, lt was fervid, full of
life and stir and color, and it was clean
and wholesome in tone withal. It was
unmistakably the work of a man rich
in imagination who was yet full of
common sense and sound judgment It
fascinated, enthraled, amazed her. She
went to bed arid dreamed of it
She read it over again several times
during the rest of her week's holiday,
leaving tho other books unread after the
first glance into their, to her, meaningless pages. During those few days she
lived with it
Then she went back to London. She
was feeling stronger and more really
/t **a»ctnated, enthralled, amazed her.
free just then than she hnd ever done in
all her life before. She was independent,
she stood face to face with the world, it
is trne, bnt it was no longer a world of
which she was afraid. She stood firm
upon her own feot She owed not a penny to any man.
Her first errand was to go to a great
■hop where typewriters are sold
"I wish to pnt my name down on
your books," she said.
"As typist?"
"And stenographer."
"What is your speed?"
"One hundred nnd twenty," aaid
Mary, with quiet assurance snch as carried conviction with it
"Yon are used to our machines l"
"Yes; I have nsnil no otlier."
"Well, if yon will give me yonr
name ayd address, I will let yon know
if anything suitubls otters itself."
"Thank you—Mrs. Conway, 201 Wellington street, Bloomsbnry,"
The clerk wrote down the nnme and
address, and Mary turned to go. "By
the nte," lie said. "1 don't know if you
Wouldn't be just the one for a gentleman now on our list. Let nie see,'
turning over the pages of a big book—
" 'Lady—not young girl—quiet—must
have speed over 100.' You might go
and see thia gentleman. I'll give yon a
card. It is Mr. Alan Stacey. the novelist."
"The author of 'A Lover's Creed of
Love I' " cried Mary,- breathlessly.
• Banral
It was with a beating.heart filled
with nervousness and apprehension that
Mary Conway found herself waiting at
the house of Ainu Stacey, tbo novelist
in Fulham.
It was evidently n aomewhnt old
house nnd was inclosed in a high wnlled
garden. It was at the gate of this garden door that she waited patiently after
giving a humble poll at thu handle of
the bell, such as she would not have
given at the door of a duke At last she
rang again, nnd then her summons attracted attention. Shi! beard footsteps
on the other side of tho door, and then it
was flung open, and a man in the usual
decorous garb of a servant stood to hear
what she wanted.
"Does Mr. Alan Stacey live here?'
sho asked.
"Yes, ma'nm."
"Ia he at homo?"
"Mr. Stacey ia not out, ma'am," the
man replied, "but ho does not usually
see any ono at this hour. Mr. Stacey is
iu hia study, ma'am."
"Still I think he will seo me, "said
Mary, eagerly, "if you will give him
thia card."
"Walk this way, ma'am," said the
man, taking the card between his finger
and thumb in the peculiar manner of a
well trained servant.
He led the way down a broad flagged
pathway which led to the house It was
covered by a kind of veranda, and on
either side a charming garden spread
nntil bounded by the old wall. It was
a charming garden, rich in ancient
mossy turf and gay with many flowers.
All manner of creepers intwined themselves about the pillara which supported
the sheltering roof overhead, and great
hydrangeas bloomed at the bases of
The house was long and low, had
long windows opening like doors and a
wide veranda running its entire length
This veranda was paved with brilliant
colored tiles, on which were flung here
and there rich looking ruga. Huge easy
chairs, wicker tables and a hammock
made a pleasant lounge, nnd there were
flowering plants everywhere
"Will you take a seat here, ma'am?"
said the man, indicating a large chair.
"I will inquire if Mr. Stacey will see
Mary sat down, and he disappeared
into the house. Sbe sat drinking in tbe
pleasant scene, doubly pleasant after
the arid stretches of Bloomsbury brick
and mortar, to which she was accustomed. To her it seemed like a sylvan
retreat far, far away from the rush and
turmoil of cities where strife lives. She
could hear her first acquaintance, the
servant, speaking and a man's tones
"All right I'll come out." said the
man's voice.
The next moment a tall man in light
gray clothing came out by the window
Mary was in Alan Stncey's presence
"Mrs. Conway." he said, looking at
the card in bis band nnd then at her.
Mary sprang to her feet. "Yes, I am
Mrs. Conway," she said tremulously.
"Messrs. Bloomingby thought tbat I
should suit you."
"As a typist?"
"And stenographer," she added
"Pray sit down," said Alan Stacey
kindly and himself pulled a chair near
enough to talk with ease. "What is
your speed as a shorthand writer?"
"A hundred and twenty."
"Good I You look intelligent, which
is more to the point. Have yon been
with nny author before?"
"No," answered Mnry; "I havo been
with a solicitor, nnd thnt, of course,
was work needing grent care and pro-
"Ah, yes I And why did yon leave
"I did not leave him," she replied.
"Unfortunately for mo, ho died. "
"I see. Do you think yon would like
my kind of work?"
"Yes," said she promptly.
"I am not very easy to work with.
I'm ns crochetty as most other literary
wen," Mr. Stacey said. "I have just
got rid of a man, an excellent fellow,
for no reason than that he sat on tbe
edge of his chair and waited. I would
havo forgiven him many things, but
his waiting becaino oppressive. It killed
every idea I had. Beforo that I had a
young lady. Sho know Shakespeare by
heart and conld quote Xenophon, bnt
she wonld mend my copy as she went
[TO SB (.•ii-iTi::uii*>.J
In Londosi t rops   Are Raited Ib
or an Opsin Umbrella.
Many peoplo bavo such a deeply
rooted love for llowerH that tbey
will go to any amount of trouble t.*»
raise a few blooms even under the
nissst appurontly impossible circumstances.
Instances of this occur In the Enst
End of London, where sometimes the
only available garden is a barrel. In
order to make the most of this,
however, it is bored all over the
sides with holes about two inches in
diameter, into each of which a plant
of somo description is placed, In addition to those planted in the usual
way on the top, so that a good display is obtained, in the minimum
amount of space. Theso barrels fro-
qiis'iitly look very pretty i-nd ofler-
tivo when all tho plants are in
Tlio statement that there r.ro gur-
dens under bodclothcs is -supported
by no less an authority than thut
of tho Very Itev. S. Reynolds Hole,
Doun of Rochester, A district visitor in the Midland, when calling
upon a poor woman, noticed how
few wero thc coverings to I er bed.
Upon being nsked, she admitted thai
Bhe hod Brother blanket, and was
remonstrated with for not using it,
as the weather was bitterly cold. It
at length transpired that her husband had taken it to cover somo
plants ho was rearing in a tiny
greenhouse, lu the hope of saving
them from being killed by tho frost.
Surely devotion to flowers could
hardly go much further than this.
Not a few suburban householders
usually find their gardens Just outside tho scullery door, and they exercise their horticultural ingenuity
upon the tiny slip of ground in
which tho considerate Jerry builder
has carefully buried its superfluous
half-bricks. In various parts of tbe
country, notably at Nottingham,
there are Cottage gardens three
miles away from the residences of
their owners, so that when visitors
are invited to "come and huve a
look around the garden" it means
a, somewhat lengthy excursion. Tiieso
small allotments are, however,
greatly appreciated end carefully attended, despite the fact that the
time taken in getting '.o i.nd from
them plays sad havoc with their
owners' scanty leisure.
Of gurdens in cemeterios, their
appears to be only a p.iiitury example in this country, the one which
Sir Joseph Buxton of Crystal I'al-
aco fame formed at Coventry. ln
tho United States, however, there
are many gardens of this Kind, notably at Boston, Brooklyn nr.d Jfhila-
delphia, and they might, with advantage, bo copied in (.ur cemeteries.
Gardens may be made on open
umbrella as far as obtaining a substantial crop of mustard and cress
is concerned. It is only necessary to
open thu umbrella, wet it thoroughly, and sprinkle the seed over it. If
tho fabric is kept damp the seed will
soon begin to sprout, and in a few
weeks a nice quantity of tho salad
may bo cut. Tho same thing may be
done in a dinner plato with tho aid
of a strip of an old flannel shirt, a
piece of felt, or other similar cloth,
provided it is kept moist. —London
Onr V.TKi Boat.
The first bont built In the United
States wns the Virginia, CO feet long,
built In 100L
A ring nt the telephone* disturbed the
Suburbanite in his ollice down town.
"Hello!" bv said, placing thc receiver
to his ear.
"Ik that Mr. Longway?" said a voice
through the phone.
"Your house Is on fire."
He reflected a moment.
"Well," he said, "by the time I can get
out there the lire will have been put out
or the house will linve burned down,
flood by 1"—Chicago Tribune.
Finsl nt Sculptures! Monet
Four sculptured stones were recently found at tho Rite of an ancient
church at Old Jed ward, fivo miles
from Jedburgh. Three of tho stones
have the chevron or zigzag ornament, but fhe work is shallow and
nothing like so fine in execution, as
that of tho similar design in various
parts of Jedburgh Abbey. Mr. Walter Laidlaw, Abbey Gardens, has
taken charge of thc stones, and has
got the opinion of an authority that
the sculpture Is of the early Norman
period, and that tho stones have
formed part of an arch. Old Jed-
worth, as it was formerly called. Is
a very ancient place; and the chapel,
of which these stones are presumably relics, was founded by Ecgred,
Bishop of Lindisfarne, who died in
the year 845. It Is situated on
what Is called Chapclhaugh, by tho
side of the Jed. Thero were two J*»d-
worths, and this place, which has
gone to decay, has been long known
as Old Jed word, but Jeffrey, the historian of Roxburghshire, doubts If
there Is any authority for holding
that the hamlot on the Jed Is older
than the burgh. The appellation
Old Jedworth had been conferred on
lt In modern times, and without reference to Its being founded anterior
to the existence of the royal burgh.
Far the Reneflt of the Chureh.
An amusing Incident occurred at a
Jumble sale recently held at a Noncom**
formlst Church In Southampton. The
church is situated near a well-known
laundry, to which a messenger, who
was not very safe in his topography,
was to take the weekly washing of a
prominent citizen of the town. Unfortunately for the owner, tho washing was loft at tho church, whereupon the holders of the sale, thankful for the anonymous gift, proceeded to offer tho collars, shirts and
various other articles, to the highest bidder.
Women  Shonld Know  <"*.«* Law Before Tliey Travel Alone.
It there is one thing more than another
which makes n woman wish that sue had
never been born under the stars and
strews, it is the annoyance and worry entailed upon her through the customs inspection when she returns from Europe
for the first time.
Tbe discomfort b^lus about the time
tbe lightship is sighted—-It uiuy be the
day previous. Everybody nsku everybody
else tor advice. Old travelers swap experiences, harassing and disconcerting
the green traveler with grewsonio tales
Of these ogres, the customs oilieials.
Signing the declaration down tho bay
as to what is dutiable and what is not
first introduces you to them. It is not a
happy moment, You are not yourself.
The talcs of thc old travelers—more often
the wide margin which they havo left
for the tales untold—have worked you
Into a state bordering on nervous frenzy, and you are almost convinced that
you yourself must be a renl live "suspect" for whom the authorities huve long
been looking.
There is so little definiteness to the law
regulating clothing it iu difficult to know
whether or not you ought to declare old
dresses bought in Anu-ricn four years
ago uud renovated in Parti, with the addition ot n littlo new trimming. Of
course, it is prera*"*posed Unit no portion
of your dress lifts beeu utilized for storing away questionable articles.
One regulation gives you your first
kelp. Presents must be declined, no
matter how small their value. Tbe term
is elastic, however, and does not need to
include anything which can be used by
yourself. Paying the duty on your presents settlen tho question.
Another secret of success lies In your
emile. If you huve traveled much on the
continent and looked after your own baggage, you have learned the valuo of a
smile—a distinctly feminine smile, bearing good will to man. It is a great lever
and as useful in New York as abroad.
Again, it is uecessary that you be
among the very first in signing your
declaration, before the official is worn
out by the Idiotic and evasive answers
of both men and women, for when the
question comes of decluring nothing dutiable among one's baggage men as well
as women are given to evasion.
Once on the wharf the same rnpidlty
must he used in getting your baggage together and then securing your inspector
while he is still in u good humor. It Is
well to remember that this inspector uses
his own judgment lo a great extent. The
tiling is to make his judgment und your
own agree. He looks you over and decides what sort of clothing suits you nnd
then exnmines your trunk to gee whether
you and its contents harmonine. If you
have declared your presents you must
show one or two of them und state thc
price of each. When the duty is paid,
you walk olT while the" t*"(iiiii|.(j,:*ins ai«
but just beginning.
Tli* Mllltarr Salute.
All salutes, from taking off the bat
to presenting arms, originally Implied
respect or submission. Of military salutes, raising tbe right band fo tbo
head Is generally believed to hnve originated from the days of tbe tournament, when tbe knights filed pnst tbe
throne of the queen of beauty and, by
way of compliment, raised their bauds
to their brows to Imply that her beauty was too dazzling for unshaded eyes
to gaze upon.
The officer's salute with the sword
bas a double meaning. The first position, with the hilt opposite the lips,
is a repeUtlon of the crusader's action
In kissing the cross hilt of his sword
ln token of faith and fealty, while lowering the point afterward Implies either submission or friendship, meaning
ln either case that It Is no longer necessary to stand on guard. Raising the
band to the forehead bns also been explained as a sign that the wenponed
hand Is empty and In an Inoffensive position, but tbls reason does uot seem
ao convincing as the others.
Tvu Kleewhere.
A  Well  Known   Breeder  Riven via.
area lo Trove That the Bent Pay.
I have been breeding standard bid-
poultry for nbout ten years. Previous
to this I thought anything that wore
feathers and resembled a ben would
answer the purpose, but experience has
taught me better.
I have been breeding Buff Plymouth
Rocks almost from their introduction
and have found them very profitable
both for fancy aud mnrket purposes.
I want to tell your renders the results
I obtained from nn Investment of sia
in Buff Bock eggs a year ago thla
spring, as I have kept a strict account
of the chicks raised ond the profit derived from them separate from the
rest of my flock. I sent a noted western breeder $12 for 45 Buff Bock eggs,
and he was to send me eggs from trig
best birds. These 45 eggs were set the
20th of April, 1900, under some game
hens which I borrowed from a neighbor. These hens were tbe worst things
to break eggs I ever had any experience with, for when hatching day
came (Mny 11) there only remained 35
eggs In the nests. Prom the 35 eggs 30
strong, healthy chicks were hatched.
Not satisfied with breaking eggs, theso
•eesky game bens trampled two chicks
to death ln the nest, which left me
with only 28 chicks, and I raised the
whole 28 to maturity. Now, to show
the profit I hove made on these 28
chicks to date (April 20, 1901), I quote
from my poultry account book.
After culling out nnd selling surplus
birds I had left nine females and two
cockerels, which were kept for breeding purposes. Following Is the account as It appears in my account book:
Sold five cockerels at JJl, "52.50, 75
cents, $5 and $3 respectively; one pnlr,
$5; 100 Incubator eggs, $5; eggs for
batching to date (April 20), .$11; sold
eggs to stores during winter, $5.15;
used ln the house four dozen, $1; total,
My expenses were: Eggs for hatching, $12; express, CO cents; feed and
other expenses, $11.30; total, $23.!>fl;
profit, $15.41, or nn nverage of a trifle
over $1.44 per head, including male nnd
females, with the original nine females
and two males yet on hand, which,
figuring from the average price by
which the other stock was sold ($2.15),
would be worth about $23.05, or a total
-trout of $39.09.
Thero Is a prevailing Idea among a
very large class that a hen Is a hen and
one Is just ns good ns another, so I
juote the aliove for the benefit of this
••lass. Poultrymen who bave and aro
making the business a success will tell
you that standard bred poultry Is tho
most profitable In every way, and this
decision comes from knowledge nnd experience In tbelr business.—Henry.
Trnfford In Poultry Keeper.
"What's the trouble, sonny?"
"Boo-hoot   I told me raudder a He."
"ah, your conscience hurts?"
"New.   She didn't hit me there."—New
York Evening Journal.
Haoeehold Problem.
"Say,   they   nro  sending  pictures
wireless telegraphy."
"If  they  aro  wireless, how do  they
hang 'em up?"—Oleveltli Plain Dealer.
The Drone* In a lls*s*lsfve.
To tits* drones nature has certainly
been very bountiful. Tbey are very
large and strong, huve n helmet made
of enormous black pearls, two lofty
quivering plumes, a doublet of Iridescent, yellowish velvet, a heroic tuft nnd
a fourfold mantle, trausluceut and
While the workers have 12,000 facets
to their eyes, the drones nre gifted with
20,000; while the workers have 5,000
olfactory cavities ln their antenna', the
drones bav6 over CO.HOO. While the
workers are laboring for the lienpflt of
'be community the drones sail off every
bright moruing Into space. Irresistible,
glorious, and tranquilly make for the
nearest flowers, where they sleep till
the afternoon freshness awakes them.
Then, with the enme majestic pomp
and still overflowing with magnificent
schemes, they return to tbe hlvo, go
straight to the cells, plunge their bends
to the neck In the vats of honey nnd fill
themselves tight ns a drum to repair
their exhausted strength, whereupon,
with heavy steps, tbey go forth to meet
the good, dreamless nnd careless slumber that shall fold them in its embrace
till the time for the next repast—Maeterlinck's "Life of a Bee."
Tha I"iira«njr Slnra.
There are only 18 stnrs of the first
magnitude. Tbe light from these takes
about three years to reach the earth.
There are 55 of second magnitude.
India's rifinle.
India has n grenter variety of plante
than any other country In tho world.
Dencaioisi. Toy I'ltluls.
An urgent representation Is to be
made to the Home Office concerning
tho sale, ln Birmingham especially,
of what are miscalled toy pistols to
young children. Recently a boy
named William Day bought a toy
pistol for twopence, and having loaded it fired in the face of a lad named Connor. The weapon discharged
a bullet, which penetrated Connor's
check and lodged in his jaw. Day
was arrested.
Lord  Wsisst.sBr(« Model "I'ssh."
Lord Wantage, who has Just died,
was tho first pcor to run a model
public houso. Long beforo the advocacy of the Gothenburg systom he
ran an inn at Ardlngton and devoted tho profits to local charities. A
feature was the sale of soup over tho
counter during tho winter months,
and on some days more money was
taken for soup than for beer.
The severe and ever-increasing strain of competitive examinations, coming at a time when every boy and girl is undergoing trying physiological changes, does much toward nuking mental and physical wrecks of school children. A glance.
at the pale, weak and puny children which come from our public and high schools will make any thoughtful person consider
seriously the advisability of sacrificing health and vigor for the
trivial honor of standing high at examination time.
Hosts of boys and girls, young men and young women
are suffering from ills and irregularities resulting from exhausted nerve force. There is no treatment known to science
that will so naturally and thoroughly restore strength .and vitality to the nervous system and health to the whole body as Dr.
Chase's Nerve Food. It makes parents happy by bringing
back the color to the faces and the buoyancy and elasticity to
the bodies of their pale, puny children.
Fifty cents a hox,
Dates & Co.. Toronto.
0 boxes for 82.50 ;   at Lit dealcru, or TMiiiiiiiR"*'. The Drill.
slogan, dhitisii Columbia.
A Sad Letter from a Lady VYhos-;
Husband Was Dissipated.
Dow She Cured Him With a Secret
"I had for years patiently borne
the d "grace, Buffering, misery and
privations due to my husband's
drinking habits. Hearing of .vour
num. Iluiis remedy for the cure of
drunkenness, which I could give my
husband secretly, I decided to try it.
I procured a package nnd mixed it
in iii* food and coffee, nnd, as the
remedy was odorless und tasteless,
lie dii not know what it wns tbnt
so quickly relii'v*"i his craving for
liquor.    He   soon       (gan   to   pick*     up
ilu-.li, his appetite for solid food returned, ho .stuck tt hia work regularly, nnd wo now have a happy home.
"ifler he was completely cured I told
blm what I had done, when ho ac-
knowl dged that It had been bis 8uv-
ing. ns he had not tbo resolution to
break off of his own accord. I heart.
Ily advise ull women af&icted as I
was  si give your remedy a trial."
BENT FHEB TO Ali.—A sample
p.ick.i',0 of Tastcleae Samaria l'r..-
Bcrlptlon SENT FREE with full par-
ticulars in plain sealed envelope. All
letteiTi considered sacredly ronliden-
lial. Address The Suiiuirla Remedy
Co., DO Jordan sir*****-}., Toronto,  Ont-
Woman's Christian Temperance Unlox
un nr i mi  nriTinnTiTnmTmTi:
'■■ from Mrs. Qoorf • Grant, of
Paisley, Ont., giving puiii.ulars of
is .l.i ■ ,■!; it,-si by "sSainorla Proscrip-
iiii.' resulting in its use ami adoption by tin; pals . / Woman'! Christian Temperan™ I ninn.
Palaloy, Out,, i'.-   abet I Uh, 1900.
l'!i' •'   • i !: medy Co.,
80 Jordan Street,, Toronto, Ont.
Dear 8 i ..—f p. nn. ! a few lines to
you i mm Lime .i ...—ns a member of
Uie i in ' i.in. is ,,,;.,,., i u rot* for
luforu .: Ion; al lhat timo 1 hnd in
My Uilnd fri. nils whoso son wns n
great causu of anxb ty .-.ml troul io on
"OUHl .■!' l.i i .Inn.km Is;.Is. s. 1
•iron- ... urg .: tJ,.* frii nils to try ihe
remedy 1 b.\w advertised in tin- To-
Qlolxi. 'lie y disl so. It wns
: ■ ■amaria II in-sly that wns ed*
ministered .iml i r.:*i plctwed to m-
lornj the comimny the medicine was
helpful; Hi,* young man bus not
drank a drop cinco, breaking oil from
"l'l companions: and special prayers
on his  boholf,  all  aided  iu  breaking
'll" OllllillS.
At the )asi meeting of the W. 0.
'• U. here, 1 ir..roducod your niedi-
tlne for the cure of tho liquor habit,
»*"l a resolution was passed. "That
inasmuch aa It is tha aim of this or-
Hanization to help ibe poor inebriate,
We should rcconmi. nd tills •• -niedy In
1 "■:<'.. where persona are oi dieted to
•lie use of iiitoxicailm, liquors,"
l,uw, sirs, wishing you a successful
J1'"'11* in .vour noble work, and feel-
jag that assistance can bo given In
Hi.- procincta of homo by tbe bund of
mother or wife, trusting Cod may
•Pen up useful avenues for your la-
wrt, Yours very respectfully,
(Bigned) MI'H. 0E0H0B GRANT,
Oa behali of Paisley VV. C. T. U.
'••'• man who boasts of being able
0 spell every    word   correctly    mny
net be much good at anything else.
I wan  cured  of  painful  Goitre by
°hathmn, Ont.
I wae   cured  of inflammation    by
"alsh,  Ont.
I Wae cured of Facial Neuralgia by
„   , .1. II. BAILEY.
"U-ksdale, Ont.
A London journal -declares thnt of
■o 700,000 children of school age In
(inn n Rcllool board area, 100,-
nio alwnys absent from school.
*n» ancient Moxlcans   hnd  a year
18 months and 20 days each.
Trouble That Makes the Life of
Its Victims Almost Unbearable—
Causes Headaches, Heart Palpitation, Dizziness, a Feeling of Weariness, and a Distaste for Food.
From "I.'Avinlrdii Nord." Bt. Jerome, Que
Sufferers from Dyspepsia or bad digestion are numerous in thie country Almost daily one hears some
one complaining of tho tortures
caused them by this malady, and it is
no uncommon thing to hear a sufferer say, "I wish 1 was dead." And
no wonder, the suffering caused by
bad digestion cannot bo imagined by
anyone who has not suffered from it.
The victim is a constant sufferer
from headaches, heart burn, heart
palpitation and nausea. Ho has a
bad taste in his mouth, is unable to
obtain n-stful sleep and has always
a feeling of weariness and depression.
Dut there i.s a sure cure for this
trouble and it is found in the greatest of all known medicincs-Dr. Williams' Dink Fills for Palo People."
Among those who have been cured
of this distressing malady by Dr.
Williams' Pink Pills is Mr. Alfred
Ohaebot, a well known farmer living near St. Jerome, Que. To a reporter of "L'Avenir du Nord," Mr.
Chasbot told the following story of
his illness and subsequent cure :—
"For three years I was an almost
continual sufferer from the tortures
of bad digestion. After eating ] felt
as if somo heavy weight was pressing against my chest. I was racked
with violent headaches; my temper
became irritable; my appetite uncertain; my nerves were a wreck and I
wns always troubled with a feeling
of weariness, I was able to do very
little work and sometimes none at
all. Although I tried many remedies
I was unsuccessful in my search
for a euro until a friend advised me
to try Dr. Williams' Pink Pills. Any
doubts I may have had as to the
merits of these pills wero soon dis-
pelled, for 1 had not been taking
them long beforo 1 noticed an im-
provement in my condition. I continued the use of the pills some
weeks when I considered myself fully
cured. Today I am as well as I
ever was in my life, and would
strongly advise ull similar sufferers
to try Dr. Williams' Pink Pills and
I nm sure that they will find them
as beneficial as I have."
Ur. Williams' I'ink Pills cure by
going to the root of the disease.
They make new, rich, red blood.
Strengthen the nerves and thus tone
up tbo whole system. Sold by all
dealers in medicine or sent by mail,
post paid, at. 50 cents a box or six
boxes for 13.50 by addressing the
Dr. Williams' Medicine Co., Brook-
ville, Ont.
For the first time since the wiir
there is not a negro in the Puutli
Carolina legislature,
Bickle's) Antl-Oonsumptivc Syrnp stand*at
tlie bead of the li-t for all diseases of the
throat and lungs. It net*, like magic in
breaking up ii cold. A OOUffh is soon (subdued, tightness of the elisst is relieved, even
tlie worst ca-e of cons-uinption Is relieved,
while in recent cases it may be paid never to
fad. It i» a medicine prepared from the
active principles sir virtues of several luedicl-
n si herbs, and can be depended upon for all
pulmonary complaints.
Qumdrops a few years ago Wi re
tho most fashionable variety of candy, but dealers spoiled tho trade by
putting brandy and other forms of
alcohol In (hem.
An Austrian named Anton I'eter-
manilel. who recently died at Steyr,
hnd made a collection of ubout .'!,-
000 knives of all times.
Mr.T. J. Humes, Columbus, Ohio, writes:
"I have been afflicted for i-oim time with
Kidney and Liver Complaints, ansl lind Par-
meWlFills the best medloloe for those disease*. Those pills do not cause piin or
griping, and should be uso.l when a oathartie
Is rs-quired. They aro Gelatine Coated, and
rolled in tho flour of Licorice to preserve
their purity, und give them a pleasant, agreeable taste.
There   are    sevcui!  largo   factories
In  the United States devoted to the
manufacture sif rose water.
QlOWWOrms arc fnr more brilliant
just before nn approaching slorin
than at. any other time.
Minart's Liniment Cures DipMiflll
First Littlo Girl—Oh, you told a
lie. You'll go to hell If you toll
Second Little Oirl—Hell? Where's
that ?
'What, you a good Methodist, and
don't know where hell is ?"
"No, I don't. They don't tench
geography In our class."
At present tbere are 110,000 Sunday schools In tho United States,
with 2,500,000 teachers, and 9.000,-
000 pupils.
$100 Reward, $100
The i(nd-rs of tbU'iaptT wl.l be pl**a*H ti
loam that, (here Is at I**s»»l ""• <»r»arled dlsensi
that !tol.iicu has been able lo our;; Inell l«
staffs", and III*' Is Otavrh, Hall's Us-urrli
Curisisihsj .srlY p. s tlve cure known to the
ssiedisal fraternity. Catarrh tie 11« ooiijIIIii
tlom disuses*, ri'qtiii.'N a ^institutional Irsa
ment. Hall's ('n[«rrh Osirc Is taken Internally
asstliiff dlissotly upon the bleed end mucous l**1.
hoes 0) mi' HTHiem, ihsri'by de.(royln» (be
Inundationi-f tho sllsiine^nd giving the patient
itrengtb by bu Ullnff up tha cnnitilullisii and
.imrislinir nature In sTsslnff its wer""-' Tn" ''ro'
prlets.rs h.Ti. ss> ii.u.F faith In Mi suiratlv,
powers, (hut ther offer One hundred sjcllsr* fnr
nny OSSK thist It Islta toeure.   Bend  lor   list ut
'I'd'Z^V .!. CHBNBY A CO., Tol Ho. C
Hs.Id1 y OriiBglst", 7»c.
Hall's I- umil, Pills aro the best.
A (Is'rman doctor (Inds that only
In one case Ollt of 15 aro both eye-*
in ifoo-d condition.
Keeislnn Rosssls In s ..million.
Fred Grundy, in Farin nnd Fire-
slde, tolls us he has been watching
"road-keeper" Mtro for ton miles of
black earth rond. nnd ho bus kept it.
in good condition, not by iftacadam-
Izmg It nr by covering It with crurh-
'■'1 ■ tone, bill by providing good
drainage, by tile In most places, to
tnke the water off, nnd by digtring
oul some of the worst places about
IS inches deep and filling with broken brick, tile, coal, cinders or whatever win make a firm foundation,
nnd allow wnter to din in through.
Then if (he roads are rounded up to
nllow the water to run,oil nnd they
gel. a little attention afler every
rain, they are easily kept in good
condition. The results are much better and the cost, much less Hum they
were f(,r the annual turnout of tho
dislrict to mend, or often to mako
worse the roads, the job being ex-
p<'cts>d (hen to be done until the same
season comes around another year.
Water Drinking In Summer.
Many years ngo I knew the manager of a copper works. It was his
habit in hot weather to provide pots
of water with some oatmeal in it
(said to bo less dangerous for heated
men than plain water), and from
these pots tho furnace men helped
themselves to as much as they
Tho manager arranged with one of
thc workmen to test tho utility of
this drinking. Tho man was weighed before beginning work, and one or
two other men were weighed; they
all had their usual meals, but the
one man had not any intermediate
oatmeal drinks. At the end of the
day's work thero was a res-weighing;
the mes who hnd drunk had not lost
weight; the man who had abstained
had lost many pounds. 6The men
who had drunk wero not exhausted,
the man who had not drunk was
dead beat, and some days passed bs>
fore he fully regained his strength.—
London Times.
"Do you wish now," inquired the
prison visitor, "that you had followed the straight and narrow path?
"Dot's de .one I did foller," replied
Jimmy Dores. If I'd only dodged inter dat crooked alley, dey'd never a'
kotchod me."
It is a strange thing how little
people know about the sky. It is a
part of creation in which nature has
done moro for tho sake of pleasing
man—more for the sole and evident
purpose of talking to him and teaching him—than in any of her works,
and it is just the part in which we
least  attend her.—Ruskin.
| Leave ( Ia'iivo
I'tations and Days.   Goinn   lioina;
I-eivo from   Canadian
Northern depnt—
Winnipeg w Morris JSm;
encm.St-. r.uistcdiy
St Paul   in   Emers n
Morns, Winnlps j ,lly
Wlii-ji|,ejt     o  lt'ilisiu
Jti.inss, Hel : out.Hurt-
nevft Hr-i.iil'jn.'Uuii.,
Wn a'sd l-'ri.    -   •  -
Brandnn, Hartniy, Bel*
m»nt, Miami, Boland.
ts> Wlntaaea,   Tues ,|
lini-.'SasiiiStit.   -  •   .
(V'i-iul ogto Psirtaoel-!!
1'.  rinT intermediate!
s ations, daily ex bun,:
Purt ije la P. and intei'-l
ine '.I. le    Btalions   t..
Winnipeg die ex SU"    "&80
Winnipeg to stadots* onj
llt-MVcraim l). Itonrn .1
clics, Tui'-s. and Thurs
Bc.ivji* ond Delta br'cli
stations, to Winnipeg
Tues. and Thurs.    -   1 11.55
'.Viniilpcgto Portage la
P., Gladstone.   • • •
D:iii]ihln,    etc.,    Mnn.
Wed. and Frl.
*ta :;shin. (iladstone. P."
la Prairie, \s Intnpeg
'i ucs., Uhurs. sV   S.it.
13 00
Winnipeg to wp'gosis.
Tues and Thurs.  •   •
(Vinnipcgosi.  to   Wpi;
Mon. andlfrl	
ft'innirveg      to   toanil
View, it mi. and  Fri.
jrindView to   W.'ff
Tues. Hal Snt	
Cou;ih.si to   Wp'gosls
nnd return,Sat	
Daui'hin t) IS(vn:i l.'iver
A libvoud, Wed	
Elwood to 8wn" .'liver
Ss Daupliin.Fn	
Leave w en 0. P. depot
v» innlpog to Wairood
Keaudetto snd inter*
me lints- st*ittoii9,Mon,
Weil., and Kn. 	
14 10
Beauslette, Warroad.etc.
tss WinnipiT    Tins.
Tlnirs. and Snt.
18 20
1). It. 11,VXX A
Gen. Supt                            Tr:
■Women Who Attend All the Morln-
nry Service* They Can,
Undertakers say that hundreds of people make :i practice of going around from
church to church to attend the various
funeral services. It is u notion of recent
growth, hut is becoming very popular.
The special attraction iu the ease of
Catholic churchet is said to he the fine
music which usually nttends the celehra-
tion of n solemn high mass for the repose
of the soul of the dead. Where the services of more than two clergymen are employed the attraction Is all the greater,
the undertakers say.
"It is rapidly becoming the popular
thing," said oue of the latter. "I thought
it odd at lirst and wondered how it was
that the same faces were to be seen at so
many ehnreh funerals. I made Inquiries
and learned that a number of women
make it a rule to scan the death columns
every morniug to pick out what promises
to be a fashionable funeral service.
"Some of them go over to Brooklyn and
Jersey even to satisfy their craving l'nr
pomp and sweet music. The mere fact
tliat iu many church funerals a curd of
admission is required does not seem to
keep them nway either. The sexton of
one of the biggest churches on'Fifth ave-
uue told me that lie knew mors than BOO
women who make a practise of attend'
ing church funerals, lie added that it
would be impossible almost 10 ding llu^e
same women to a church wedding. There
is something so magnetic in church funerals as to he simply Irresistible to them.
Why it is so I can't say."
The pastor of one of the biggest churches in Brooklyn wns nsked to give nn opinion as to the Influence which induces women to attend church funerals indiscriminately, and he replied that it wns a weakness to see and be seen rather than any
desire to listen to the organ and the choir
during service.
"I hnve noticed," snid this clergyman,
"thnt some of these women attire themselves in mourning whenever they attend
services of tins kind, regardless of the
fact thnt tliey may have luni no acquaint*
ance with the deceased or his family. 1
have Been those women in the most gundy
frocks in the afternoon after the funeral
i**?ivices in the morning. It is just a woman's Idea nhout keeping her mind [Unused. I suppose, though I must say it Is
stretching the Imagination a long way.
Hundreds now go io church funerals live
or more times a week, and it is my candid
opinion that tlu'.v could uot he dragged to
church   for   any   olher   purpose "■
. rmcll-ite
i S, Marie, O-vsn Boasd, Toronto
nnd K.i.'. Via Lukes,   Moil.. Thurs
nnd bet 	
Tues , I-1 i unsl su.i	
Uontml, Toronto, Nt-'.v York mid
oust,via (ill rail, sluiiy. ..
Iv'nl     Portage    nnsi    'lite
points, Mon., Wod. ft Fi!	
Tuo*.. '1 liurs. "i Sat    .
Rat;   Pormgo    and    Intermediate
i.sl.ittj.TusS.,Th "rs. nn I Sat	
Moi..,W,d.tir.ii t"il	
Moi.oii,Lno Do,Bonnet nnd   iuts-r
iiifHl.ntnPoii;'*. Thurs only 	
Pon ig" laPi-nirie, Brandon, Calgary
Ncls-on nnlii'.' Koislciuy anil Const
polntl. sl.sils 	
Portage lili trie,llKWdon^andIn*
lot mediate points, dally ex sun....
Portage la IVn rio. llrnndou. M >o e
jaw nnd luterm-jdinta points dally
rjli! lono, Weopaiv.', Mlnnetlom nud
intermediate points, ,...ilyc* Sun,
•111 ;d iJikn, Ysirk'on nnd Int. rmeili-
...to poind, Mon., Wei. nnd Frl ....
Tuos. Thurs., and Saturday	
Rn'ild   City,     ll-i.nlcta,    Mluot i.
'flics.. Tl'i.i--i nmi.-. 's.	
Musi., Wi il a id Ft I	
M.v.-il'-n, Dul.>r;i!nonu(li,itri'n:i;ilis'0
pi .hits dully ex:..in
K pinko, Ahime'ln nud Intermediate
|oiuti,Mon., VVc.l., Thiii-H.  "« Snt
Alsp* , lues.,Thins  uul Fel   .
HI nliiivo, BOUrls,  nnd ln!o,nie(llats
;,i-i it«, nail V t*x Hun	
.\',r,i o.ii Jit  litn Al mi.■ In and lutor
iiicltiitii points,   Mon , Wed , Fri.
Tues., Thurs. nndi-at	
l'lps stono, He inn, Areola nnd Intee
mmlnte points,  Mon. Ved., Frl.
Tues , Thurs. nud Hut	
Frnhysn'.ro, Ellen,  Ulenfalt,  Kste-
va i, Hat	
Mon ,	
flr,»tna.Nt. I'aul, C'lilsigo daily
Ntniimv.ill. TllOlon..Tu! i, Tl"irs, H:it
We«t Kelliirk Mon, Wed, Kri
West Helklrlc Tuts. Thuv*, Sist
Knier'nn Mnn. wed noil l'*rl
18 00
: .i;i
'*■ '
1 .4.1
1.1. I
lb DO
Hull. tiUlst
0. K. Mel'IIKRSON,
Ui n. 1'ass. Agent.
The Island of Formosa has only one
railway line.
Express trains in UiiRsin do not as a
rule run over '22 miles uu hour.
Rend in round figures. 'JIM' through passenger trains come into the six passenger
stations of Chicago every day. leaving
40,000 strangers iu the city.
All the trains that rs-nch tie* New Or
leans station, iu the center of Paris, are
hrought there by electric power in tunnels. This is considered the ideal depot of
the twentieth century.
The "Stourbridge I.iou," imported from
England, was the lirst locomotive in
America and was used by the Delaware
aud Hudson Canal company. The road
wns 1(5 miles in length a^d wus opened iu
Other things being equal, the forward
seats in n street or railway car are the
most healthful. The forward motiou of
the car causes a current of nir backward,
carrying with it the exhalations from the
luugs of those in the forward end.
Four lines of railroad now enter the
Mexican republic from the I'uuesl States,
and one cnu make the journey iu live
days from New York to the City of Mexico in a l'ullmnn car ou the regular trains,
with ouly one change, either at Kansas
City or New Orleans.
Bannnna In Hondnru.
"Rannnas and plantains." writes a
Honduras correspondent of U.e Boston
Hernld, "are of course grown almost everywhere, oud while in camp it was my
custom to purchase bananas for our party. And such bananas, of red or yellow
variety, just ns we might select, but in
every case largo bunches nlmost as high
as a man aud weighing over 100 pounds
each I
"One of the many purchased was of
the red variety aud contained by actual
count 2C2 bananas nnd was over Ts feet in
height. Some of the bananas measured
OVti inches long and U inches round. Tbey
wero brought from the plantation of an
Indian, who traveled wilh the bunch ou
his back and held to his bead by a leathel
strap. He crossed the ChlqnIUa river live
times, nnd his price for this buuch was 1"
cents iu our money.
"Our custom wns to ent raw when ripe
or fry them. Our cook's way of preparing them was to roll them iu flour so aa
to avoid their sticking to tbe pan."
Stnjis 4jl*aMs toiLsn/f Ok
A "famTrier of Huppy Hit* by tbe Wit
of Tonkera.
"Now, let mo see. We've got the parlor furniture, tho bedroom suits and the
kitchen outfit*. Is there anything else?"
said the prospective bride.
"Why, you have no library!" Bald the
girl's mother.
"Oh, never mind that now, mamma!
I'll write to Mr. Carnegie after we're
married about that."
Bacon--A fellow doesn't have to lose
any time hitching up nn automobile.
Egbert—No. The hitch generally comes
when you've got out iu the country a few
miles from any house.
"Thoso berries you sold me yesterday
were not fresh."
"That's not my fault, ma'am. I had
'em four days ago. It's not my fault that
you didu't come along until yesterday."
Patience—How selfish men are, aren't
Patrice—What's the matter now?
"Why, haven't you noticed that before
a man gives a girl au engagement ring he
asks her for her hand?"
"Well, he does that so that hell own
tho hand that wears the ring. Can't you
see through that plain enough?"
Kennonsls-B of the Plat.
Tlie 8at Is economical In other wnys
than nre Involved in the solution of the
servant problem and tbe payment of large
rsnts and gas bills. They discourage fads
and collections. No dweller lu s lint can
nccumulnte pictures, bosiks. coins, minerals, pristnge stamps, children or pom-
Inins, because Ihere Is no place to put
them. Therefore he puts his money into
his stomach nud the bnnk. With the increase in flats has come the disappearance of pinnos nnd pnrlor organs, so that
people sometimes sleep o' nights, even in
flats. And when* there Is no rooln for,
pianos It follows thnt thero enn be no
room for the wife's mother or the country
mints and uncles or the nephews from
St. Louis.—Brooklyn Engle.
■ow Victor Hnso Propose**!.
Adele, bolder nnd more curious than
Victor (for she wns a girl), wanted to find
out what was ths meaning of his silent
admiration. She snld: "1 am sure you
have secrets. Hnve you not one secret
greater than all?" Victor acknowledged
that he hnd secrets and that oue of them
wns grenter than all the rest. "Just like
me!" cried Adele. "Well, come now, tell
me your greatest secret, and 1 will tell
you mine." "My great secret," Victor replied, "Is that 1 love you." "And my
great secret Is thnt I love vou" said
Adele, liko an echo.-
One Waa  Knoaith.
"Wns Onhnng's marriage a success?'"
"I  hnrdly think so.    1 heard him sny
thc other day thai tie wnnls) nevs-r go to
the penitentiary for blgnmy.".
Davy .Inni's' locker l« a combination
of liuify. u giioyi 1.1- sprits' Rinsing Weal
India ns miles, uud Jouua, a cuairautls**)
Of .lilllllll.
A pnper in a western town wants to
know what they shall do when doctors
disagree. For gracious' sake! Haven't
you uuy undertakers out there?
Bill—When a man is in debt, I think
he might to try to get out.
.Till—Do you mean out of debt or out of
"Now thnt wireless telegraphy Is nn as-
lured success," remarked the observer of
events and things, "what we want is
wicketlcss croquet."e-Yoiikers Statesman.
There never was, and never will be, e
ttniversul panacea, in une n m dy, for all ills
to which flesh is hoir—the very nature of
many eurutives being such that were the
germs of olher and differently seated dis-
eates rooted in the system of the patient—
what would relieve une il! is turn would ag-
gruvato the oth.r. We have, however, in
Quinine Wine, when obtainable in a sound,
unadulterated state, n remedy fur many t*id
grievous ills. By its gradual and judicious
use the fruilest systems uro led inio convalescence and strength by the influence which
Quinine exerts . n nature's own restoratives.
It relieves the drsssji ing spirits, of those with
whom n chrssnic stato of morbid de.«iKjnd-
ency and lack of u tero.-t in life is a disease,
unsi, by tranquihz.'ng the nerves, disposes to
sound aud refreshing sleeis—imparts vigor
to the uction of the blond, which, being
stimulated, courses throughout the veins,
strengthening the hen.thy animal functions
of the system, thereby making activity a
necessary result, strengthening the frame,
aud giving life to the digs stive organs, which
naturally demand Increased substance—result, improved appetite. Northrop Jc Lyman,
of Torssnto have given to the public their
superior Quinine Wine at tho usual rate, ar,d,
gauged by the opinion of scientists, this
wine approaches nearest perflation of any is
the market.   All druggists Bell it.
I ii.I't tin* Union «l;issk.
British lifeboats save, on an average,  r,"i0 lives a  year.
On un average nine per cent, of nu
nnny In the field axe constantly in
Ireland sends to England yearly
300,000 pigs, OCOOO cattle and
120,000 sheep.
A factory at Port Pundns, near
Qlasgow, bus a chimney 50 feet higher than St.  Paul's cross.
Only 80,33] British subjects out
of ths- 700,000 who died last year
had anything to leave by will.
By the "Australian naval force
act," pass 'I in 1887, a fleet of five
fust cruisers and two torpedo gun
bouts was equipped for service iu
Australian  seas.
THK PUBLIC should bear ln mind
that Ur. Thomas' Kclootrlo OU has nothing in common with the Impure, deteriorating class of so s-all'-d medicinal oils.
It Is s'liiinoutly pure and really s-tlls'aelous
—relieving pnlu and lameness, stiffness
ot the Joints and niusuli-n, and sores or
hurt-, besides being un excellent specific
for rheumatism, coughs aud bruuohlal
The meanest Man  Gets Rid •( Hla
Hedul at Last.
Tbe sallow, dyspeptic looking man whe
was sitting in an end seat in the crowded
car on the Wentworth avenue line, with
his body slewed around to the left, one
leg crossed over the other, his elbow oa
the buck of the seat and his chin resting
on his hand, occupied nearly twiee the
space to which he was entitled, but be
seemed to see no good reason for changing his position.
Impervious to the angry starea of
standing passengers and the 111 concealed
restlessness and impatience of the man
sitting next to him, he held his territory
and refused to concede an inch.
At the .id of a bad quarter of an hour
the man next to him—a man with a
hunted look in his eye—turned and spoke.
"Look here," he said, "for 15 mjnutee
or more you've been digging your knee
into my leg, boriug my shoulder with your
elbow, aud breathing in my face."
"Well, what are you going to do about
it?" insolently asked the monopolist.
"I'll tell you pretty soon what I'm
going to do nbout it. I stood it all without a kick. I didn't make any fuss wben
the edge of your straw hat rasped my
neck. But when you began to whistle
'(Joogoo Eyes'—and to whistle It wrong
and out of tune, too—it was more than I
could stand. It was more than anybody
but an ossified man could stand. I don't
know your name, but I know who yon
are. all right.   Now listen to me."
Wilh a sudden shove he tnrned the
other partinlly around.
"Listen to me," he repeated. "Less
than a week ago I was walking along a
public street in this town, not molesting
anybody, not punching my elbow into
anybody's shoulder, not digging my knee
into anybody's leg, not breathing inte
anybody's face and not whistling 'Goo-
goo Eyes' into anybody's ears, when a
total stranger stepped up to me and
banded me a medal for being the meanest
mnn in Chicago. What do yoi think I
had been doing? Nothing but walking
in the little strip of shade on the left side
of tlie walk! He said be hnsl been Instructed by some darned fool club he was
a member of to give that medal to the
meanest man in Chicago, and he had
found him. I've got lhat medal with me,
but rt doesn't belong to me auy more.
I've found a blamed sight meaner man
than I am. I haven't had a peaceful moment since I got it. and I nm glad to get
rid of it. It is going to pass into the pos-
session of f.s rightful owner, the real
meanest man in Chicago.   Here it is."
With a quick movement he thrust a
galvanized iron disk into tlie hnnd of the
monopolist nnd in one jump was off the
••ar.—Chicago Tribune.
Minard's Liniment Cures Distemper.
As soon ns a woman begins to
dress "loud1, her manners and con.
vernation partake of the same character.
Bathing suits ure always modest,
although they may lie shrinking.
OUT OF SORTS—Symptoms, Headache.
los-iof appetite, turred tongue, and general
indisposition. These symptoms, If neglected, develop Into ucuto disease. It Is a trite
saying that " an ounce of prevention is
worth a pound of cure," and a little attention at this tsoint may save months of sickness and large doctor's bills. For this com-
n aint take from two to three of Parmelee's
Vegetable Pills on going to bed, and one or
two for three nights in succession, and a
euro will be effected.
The imprudent man reflects on
what he said and the prudent man
OD what he i.s going to say.
When a boy begins to wash his
face without being told he i.s passing through the ordeal of Iiis first
love nlTuir.
Minard's Liniment Cnres Colds, Etc.
Occasions  do    not    make  a  mnn ;
thev suilv show what  there is iu him
A young couple In Bouthweet
Qeorge called sm a colored minister
and offered him u string of Men to
marry them, Said ilie minister: "I
mighty positive thnt both er you i •
too young ter marry, but den you
looks a heap older den what you is.
en furder Do', day is ono l'ing I
wants partlckler fer dinner dis day,
it is lish.   So |ine linn's I"
nniaiu'i LWlBl Cures Qtrot ti r-jwi
Have .vou  ever tried  the blessing of
a constunt. thankfulness 7 Not occasionally, or when it suits you, but
every  day, and  nil day long.
Adam wasn't famous as a sprinter,
yet he was lirst in the human raeo,
it sometimes happens that a man's
hair Is a bit of fiction founded sm
After a man bus reached his limit
bo can scorn desire.
Tom-Do you believe- in palmistry?
Tutu --Hn you believe In palmistry?
Tom- Qlve mo your hand and i will
ti'll  you   who  yuur  liilsl'iind   will   be.
May—With nil my heart,
DlU->lSl*l) TO SLAV.
"My I" exclaimed the young man,
who bad called to take ber out in
bis cutter. "fur cap ami luckel '
You're dressed to kill f"
"Nsit exactly," she replied. Merely
to sleigh."
Offlce and Si'fe Deposit Vaults
823 ft 325 MAIN ST., WINNIPEG.
Capital—$1,000,1100.    Ke stvc. "CsUOl f).
i Atlthorl/.s*d to net ns Executor, Administrator, Trustee, Receiver, Guardian, Oommlttee of Lunatic, Liquid
ator. General  Agsmt,  etc.
Accepted by the t'oiirtH as a True)
Co. f«r the Provinces of Outnr,is.
Quebec ansl Manitoba.
OFFICIAL    A DM IN IS Tl: A Toll  and
Ounrdian nd litem for Manitoba.
Trust funds invested and guaranteed
Money to loan on farm Security.
Solicitors bringing folate*,   'ilium
iHlllltioilh, els-., In tin- I o.   iti.   -ns t.iisliesl
In the professions! care th    of.
Correal ions Is-ns's' solicited
Doxes in Safe Deposit Vaults fin
rent at fS.OO a year.
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w. N. U. Nss. 887.
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"C. E. f*.MiTiii:itiN(iAU:. Editor and Prop.
"SLOGAN,      -      -       -       -      B. C.
I#gal Advertising 10 cents a line for
the lirst insertion and ii cents a line each
subsequent insertion.
Certificates ot Improvement, $7 each.
Transient advertisements at same rates
ns legal ndvertisiiii*.
Locals will he charged 10 cents a line
•for each insertion.
Commercial Rates made known upon
The Subscription is *2 per year, strict-
ly in advance; 18.00 a year if not so paid.
Address all letters to—
Slocan, 11. C.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 2&rd, 1901.
A pencil mark in lhe apace
opposite will he an indication to you that ye editor
considers there ia something
■coming to him on yoursub-
■seription. Kindly acknowledge   in cash and oblige.
Slocan has decided to bave a board
of trade.* Properly conducted, the
organization will be conducive of a
vast amount of good to the camp.
The dry ore belt will attract much
attention and gain additional glory
by reason ofthe deals concluded this
'week on thc Speculator nnd Phoenix.
Money talks every time.
A thrill of horror has passed through
the province by l-tcason of the recent
mining disaster at Extension, followed by the loss of tlie steamer Islander
-off the coast of Alaska with so many
lives. British Columbia, what with
" strikes, mining agitation, and disasters, is having a peck of trouble this
There is one consolation about
Canada's population, lt may be
small, but it is composed of mighty
good quality. When it comes to an
athletic or sporting contest of any description, the Canucks can lambaste
the Yanks every time. The last trick
was turned a week ago. when Johnny
.Canuck captured the cup in the in
tcrnational yacht race on the great
The Drill has received an invite
,to attend a meeting at the Halcyon
Hot Springs, the latter part of next
month, to aid in the formation of an
editorial association for eastern Brit
rish Columbia. As all the quill pushers
favor the scheme, there  is certain to
be a big attendance and a hot time.
It was a thoughtful move to have
..the meeting at the Springs, as baths
are convenient and easy of access.
R. E. Gosnell, provincial librarian,
has issued his year book for British
Columbia, bearin,** the government
seal. It contains a mass of statistics
and general information relative to
provincial affairs, resources and industries. Apart from the addenda,
the body matter of the book is so ancient and distorted that it is a wonder
the government would permit its circulation. Another case of gold brick.
Thc lirst bulletin in connection
with the census taken last April in
Canada has just been issued from
Ottawa, sliowing the population of
the Dominion to be 5,338,883, an increase of 1305,644 over the figures of
1891. To many these figures will
cause disappointment, us it was fondly hoped the returns would show at
least 0,000,000 people. By provinces
the figures stand:
British Columbia...
New Brunswick...
Nova Scotia	
1891 1901
98,173 190,000
152,500 245,464
321,268 .''31,00:'
460,896 459,1 Iti
Ontario  2,114,321 2,167,978
Prince Edward Is. 109,078 103,208
Quebec  1,488,535 1,030,974
Territories  «6,709 145,(100
Unorganized Ter.. 32,168 75,000
British Columbia shows the heaviest
increase, the population being considerably greater than was estimated
by the provincial government. While
the west has gained iu population
and subsequent parliamentary representation, the east has lost, Prince
Edward Island actually showing a
decrease In the number of the inhabitants. Even Quebec, with its high
birth rate reputation, does not show
up as strong as expected, and poor
old Ontario barely holds its own. In
^arHamentarv representation, the
Maritime provinces will lo3c four
jnernberstand Ontario five. Manitoba
will gain three members, the Northwest three,and British Columbia one,
tiiakini* a total representation in tho
.Commons of two less than in the past,
or 213.
Silverton is troubled with sneak
The public school reopened on
Monday last
The New Denver brass band is being resuscitated.
Bathing bas been epidemic of late
among all classes.
Martin Maurer returned from
Princeton this week.
A number of deals are under negotiation in the camp.
The Red Mountain wagon road was
commenced this week.
Ceo. Pedlar is the new principal of
the New Denver school.
Forest fires have been doing some
damage down the river.
Born.—In Sandon, on the 16th, the
wife of E. George, of a son.
The Slocan took a, carload of ore
from Enterprise on Sunday.
Ore shipments from the .Slocan
have passed the 15,000-ton mark.
A dance was given in the Hicks
House on Thursday evening last.
Ii. D. Curtis, wife and son, have
gone to Ontario on a holiday jaunt.
Harry Gibson has gone up to work
at thc Monitor mine, Three Forks.
Born.—In Silverton, on August 15,
tho wife of Thomas James, of a son.
Bear signs have been plentiful of
late in the river bottoms below the
Tbe city has been much pestered of
late by charity seekers and insurance
Archie Mainwaring Johnson was
up from Nelson on Monday, on legal
business, w
W. T. Shatford spent a portion of
the. week on tlie fishing banks at thc
D. 11. Little, of Nelson, came tip
Tuesday to photograph a choice lot
of physogs.
Finishing touches are being put, on
the Orange ball, it presents a neat
The Palace Hotel, at Sandon, has
been leased by Knowles & Findley,
of Silverton.
W. J. Twiss, the Kaslo insurance
expert, came over on a talking tour
Mrs. John Craig entertained the
members ofthe brass band on Tuesday evening.
Rev. Mr. Stoney, of Trail, preached
to fair congregations In the Methodist
church, Sunday.
Several parties went down to Nelson Monday to take in Sells' big circus.    It was no sell.
L. A. Thurston has an interest in
640 acres of land in the heart of the
Wyoming oil fields.
Lowery's Claim has made its third
appearance. That accounts for tlie
recent hot weather.
R. C. Campbell-Johnston, of Nelson, principal owner of the Bondholder, came in yesterday.
W. Koch is increasing his stable
room in order to accommodate Iiis
additional freighting outfit.
Mrs. Ferguson, Miss Gillis and J.
II. Strickland, of New Denver, paid
a short visit to the city Wednesday,
Miss E. Rackliff left by Monday's
train for Spokane, where she will
attend the school during the winter.
W. E. Noble came over Monday
from Whitewater, and Wednesday
morning moved his family to that
Misses Bradshaw and Bennett, left
on Monday for a trip to the Camp
Mansfield glaciers, via Nelson and
The Kelley Merrymakers played a
return engagement here Wednesday
evening, managing to please ail
average audience.
There is no change in the. truckmen's strike here, beyond the fact
that Foreman Beck has vacated thc
company's residence.
Owing to the prevalence of bush
fires, tho provincial authorities will
vigorously prosecute all those, guilty
of infringing the Bush Fires Act.
Lost,--In Slocan, on Thursday,the
15th inst., a gold nugget pin, with a
small diamond setting. Finder rewarded if left at Thi' Drill office.
Thc whole country to the head of
thc lake and towards Three Forks
has been on fire of late. Smoke and
ashes arc the dailv portion of the
The N. & S. railway west, of Hosebery is still in an unworkable condition. Thc company is finding it difficult to get enough men to make the
necessary repairs.
T. B. Hall and Paul Bruin have
been cutting a heavy crop of hay on
their ranch, near the Littlo Slocan.
Some of it is six feet long. Thc
ranchers sadly need a road into that
J. Frank Collom, managing director of the Arlington and Speculator,
and children, went to Nelson Friday
evening. After settling up some
business there they go on to their
home in Alameda, Cal. Mr. Collom
will return in October.
Dr. Forin made a hurried "rip up
Lemon creek, three miles beyond
Oro, Friday night, to attend Danny
Cilchrist. who had cut his foot badly
with an axe, while working on the
government trail. He was brought
down to the hospital next day.
Appended is a complete list of the various records registered at tho local registry office, U. P. Christie being mining
Aug 10—L II, south fork Ten Mile, J
Campbell and Grant Cox.
12—No 1, Springer creek, TBlench.
No 2 fraction, same, .las Livingstone.
Sarnia, head of Lemon, Wm Thompson.
15—Rockwood, 2nd n f Lemon, W
10—Orillia, Ten Mile, Thomas Reid.
Aug 10—Katie.
12—King, Mattawa, B T for two years,
K B for two years, White Beauty, Black
Beauty, Victor, Great Northern, Grand
T.unk, Northern Pacific,Great Western.
13— VVillft, Aunty Lolla.
14—Port Hope.
15—Liberty, Happy Gerry, Jubilee
No 2, Ontario No IS, Maple Leaf, Alder.
Aug 12— Emile Mansfield "-«', J Rad-
cliff tol Robinson.
Skooktim and Victoria, all, M Isaacson to The New Gold Fields of British
EmllS Mansfield %, I Robinson to W
14— Same, same, same to.Tohn Taylor.
15—St Lawrence }fj, J C O'Connor to
A V McDonald.
Silver Reef 1-5, P Sinnott to same.
Home Run 1-5, same to same.
16—Bachelor, Exchange, Silver Plate,
Port Hop , Queen of the Mav, No 13,
Tory, and T & B, sheriff's notice revoking former notice of seizure.
Bachelor, alj, 1) S McVannel to Thos
Aug Ki—Corker No 2.
Alex. Rogers,
Tonsorial Artist.
The Leading Parlors:
The Murcutt Branch
of the W.C.T.U., Slogan,
Meets the second Thursday iu each month
at 3 p.m. Next meeting in the Prealty terian church. All meetings open
to those wishing t; join.
Miss E. Stoihuito.n, Miis.M.D.McKek
President. Cor. Secretary.
Dissolution of Partnership.
NOTICE is hereby given that the partnership heretofore existing between the
undersigned, under tlie Jinn name of
McVannel ."i Fife, builders and contractors, hus this day been rissolveil by mutual consent. All accounts owed the
above tirmuie to bo paid Harvey L File,
who will continue thesaid business;and
all bills incurrvd by tho Paid (inn must
!.«' presented lo the said Harvey L. Fife,
who will liquidate Rama.
Dated at Slocan, B.C., this 1st day of
August, 11)01.
per annum,
Gwiilim & Johnson,
Slocan,        - -   .     •       B. C
J. I
B. A. Sc.
Provincial Land Surveyor & Mining
SLOCAN, - • B. C.
Slocan City Miners1 Union,
No. 62, W. F. of n.
Meets every Wednesday evening
in the Union Hall, Slocan City, at
7.30 p.m. Visiting brethren cordially
invited to attend.
Financial Secretary
Pioneer Livery
and Feed Stables,
Slocan, B. C.
General Packing and Forwarding attended to at the
shortest Notice.
Saddle and Pack Horses for
hire at reasonable rates.
New Carpets
and Oilcloths..
Just Arrived.
Furniture, Crockery, Glassware, etc., etc.
Mines,   Real Estate, Insurance, Accountant.
Abstracts    of    Titles  Furnished.
B.  C.
We carry a large
assortment of flies
fly books, minnows, lines, etc.
Bamboo Rods,
25 cents up.
J. L. WHITE 6c Co.
for $18.25.
Why bo without a range when
you can get one so cheap ? They
are preferrable to stoves and j-ive
better satisfaction. These ranges
burn wood or coal and will be
sot up free.
You Can Make
A  Striking  Effect!
By wearing a perfect fitting Suit,
cut in tbe latest style and elegantly
trimmed. Such can be purchased
A. David, the Miner's Tailor,
near tho Postoflice.
If you tin vi* a mini) nr iirnsiirct tor sale, send us a full report, with samples of
ors*, statiuBiirii'uniisl terms.
Our facilitii.ii for piiiciiiR a prow-rty quickly ar* uo-yxcelled.
We niiikc a specialty of fro. inilliiiff void properties.
Corrs'spoudeurn milieltpd.   Address:
Room4, K-w-CBlock, Nelson, B.C. ANTIRKW P. RQ3KNBEBGEB, M>nn**er,
Reopened under
the old management.
Former customers
cordially invited to return
The Royal Hotel,
Cor. Arthur Street and Delaney Avenue, Blocan.
Building thoroughly renovated
and rest'cked with the best
are now arriving daily and are the
best to be obtained. Our Confectionery has a reputation second to none.
Sole agent for celebrated Brantford Bicycle.
Sewing Machines
at Cost Price    _
For the next ten days
thebalanoeof our stock
of New Williams Sewing Machines will be
disposed of at cost.. •.
McCallum & Co.
General Hardware, Slocan.
G.H.Mineral Claim.
Situnte in the Slocnn City Mining Division oi the West Kootenay District.
Where located:—On upper Lemon
creek, adjoining tho Lucky Ueorjj .
TAKE NOTICE that I, J.M McGregor,
acting as agent lot George E. Hnrably.
Free Mineri Certificate Ko. B31909, nnd
I). C. Lindsay, K. M. C. No. 1559oti5,
intend, sixty days from the date hereof,
to apply to the Mining Recorder font certificate of improvements, for. the purpose of obtaining u Crown grant ot the
above claim.
Aod further take notico that action,
under section 37, must be commenced
in-fore tin* issuance ol such certilicate of
Dated this 21st day of June, 1901,
12-7-01 j. m. McGregor
Silver sins- Fraollunal  Mineral Claim.
Situate in the Slocnn City Mining Pivi-
sion of We6t Kootenay District.
Where locatid: On Springor creek,
ndjoining the No. 3 and tlie Dayton
mineral claims.
TAKE NOTICE that I, Herbert D.
Curtis.of Slocan,B.C.,nsagentforThomas
Mulvey, Free Miner's Certificate No
1S38353, .1 tend, sixty days from the (lute
hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder
for a Certificate of Improvements, for
the purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant
of tbe above cluitn.
And further tako notice that action,
under 37, must be commenced before the
issuance of such Certificate of Improvements.
Dated this 9th day of August, A.D.
There is absolutely no risk in
purchasing your watches, fine jewel-
cry, and silverware from us. We
guarantee safe delivery, and cheerfully refund money if goods do not
satisfy •
Our repairing1 department is in
first-class hands and our work is of
the best.
Mail orders
promptly filled.
Baker Street, Nelson, B.C.
Every man
to his trade.
Jack of all trades and master of none, is an old saying.
I devote the whole of my attention to my own business
and therefore In the position
to snpply the public with all
their wants in my line on
moro favorable terms than
some houses in the City who
are dabbling ininy business,
New lines
in ladies' shoes
havo Just been opened up.
They aro tills season's goods
nnd thc best ever seen here.
Remember, ours is the only
exclusive shoe store in tbe
W. J. Adcock
Repairing a specialty.
Notice to Delinquent Co-owner
To J. J. Mulhall, Samuel Prontice, ami
John J. Banfleld, or to any person
or penons to whom they may huve
transferred their one-ball interest in
the White Beauty mineral claim, situated between the second north fork of
and the main Lemon creek, Slocan
City mining division.
You are hereby notified that I have
expended tbe sum of ohm hundred and
two dollars and fifty cents in labor and
improvements upon the above mentioned
claim, in order to hold said mineral
claim under tho provisions of tho Mineral Act, and if within 90 days from the
date of this notico you fail or refuse tu
contribute your proportion of such expenditure, together with all costs of advertising, your interest in said claim
will liecisme tho property of the subscriber, under section (our of an net en-
titlad "An Act to amend tbe Mincrul
Act. 1900."
Dated this 22nd day of August, 1901.
Notice to Delinquent Co-owner
To J. J. Mulhall, Samuel Prentice, and
John J Bantield, or to any person or
persons to whom thev may hnve transferred their one-half interest in the
Black Bcnuty mineral claim, situated
between the second north fork of and
the main Lemon creek, Slocan City
mining division.
You are hereby untitled that I havo
•xpended the sum of one hundred and
two dollars and fifty centn in labor and
improvements upon the alien-* mentioned mineral claim, in order to hold saisl
mineral claim under tbe provision*of
the Mineral Act, and if within 90 days
from the date of this notice you fail or
reluso to contribute your proportion of
such expenditure, together with all costs
of advertising,your interest in said claim
will become tbe property of the subscriber, under section four of an act entitled
"An Act to amend tbe Mineral Act,
Dated this 22nd day of August, 1901.
Aug, 6, 20; &pt. 3, 17; Oct. 1 and 15
All Kail, Lakes,
800 Lino, via St.
Paul or Chicago.
The sleeping car, Kootenay Landing
to Toronto, one change to Buffalo.
For time-tables, rates, and full information call on or address nearest
local agent, or—
Agent, Slocan City
J. S. CARTEK,     E. J. COYLE,
D.P.A.. A.O. P. A.,
1 Neiwn. Vancouver.


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